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)AY, DECEMKER 19, IMS.
MERCHANTS' Of wlEWELL.
know that more than One i
Dollars a day are being *
Tazewell to purchase goods I
?Isewiiere? What are you gcin? to j
? do about it during the coming par? ?
the two papers pub
Tazewcll cannot fail to note
jr the past two years the adver
of our local merchants has fallen
|un.til it is almost nothing. We be
'hat the merchants are feeling the
:t.? of it too, for never in the bit
[ ur town has so much money
ft, daily, to other cities- for the
if goods as is going out from
the present time. By thi.?
res ii the sur
Rvertise in daily
man may think
do read the adver
when tbey read a de
cloak, a dress or any othei
:leariy and concisely described
: rice shown, they are prone to
It at onze.
is no reason why our l.ical mer
ir..i '. compete with any store
rounding city. Certainly
?d expense is lower. Rents,
=k hire, und in fact, any over
i- bound to b* km Qual
y caD nii-i't the
L-ome by express. It may
consumer too often f> rgets
to the co3t of the article the cost
money order, express charges, dray
age, etc.. bur he pays it just the same;
d the first adv? rtiser who hammers
jme this fact win regain all his lost
to the competition of the catalogue
cs?, that will have to be met by a
?rison of the quality of the goods
jrniahed. This can be done, but it re?
quires constant and intelligent effort,
pas m odie and ?-ocasional advertising
ul not bring satisfactoiy results; but
there is a merchant in Tazewell coun
11 devote as much time and
:t to his newsD-per advertising as
to his wfasdow display, he can
: to gain by it; for as has been
iOaly pointed out, only those pass?
en? window see the display, while
?cal paptr enters nearly every home
.-.aches the readers when in a re?
v? mood and ready to consider the
i of tbe articles needed. And,
i pointed out -ecently in an
B?" home is the greatest
World, for in it ia con
ctly or indirectly,
?ness in Tazo
; its business
year by persistent
it use of newspaper space.
are thousands of dollars stored
hat by advertising, the banks
i and turn into channels of
>uld stop the constant
?MHDey that now goes for tbe
of other communities.
er Company could increase
be commodity it has to sell
g the various uses to which
..dry should do all tbe
maker how many of you
was one in the town??
To its readers, from Merry England to the Philippines, from
the Canadian border to the famous Pass to the North ?El Paso del
Nortej, on the hanks of the Rio Grande, the Republican extends
ils best wishes and i hop? tliat they, one and all, may have a
Merry, Merry Christmas.
.iny ?ocal advertiser in the town
and will, no doubt, if you ask him, tell
you it has paid. The campaign he has
run for the past year has been very
aitnil.ir to the ona referred to last week
that brought such satisfactory results
to Mr. Ott Hare, of Hamilton, Mo.
National advertisers are now recog?
nizing the fact that the country paper
is the best medium for reaching the
homes of the people. As tn example:
In April last the International Harvest?
er Company made a trial of country
newspaper advertising, and as an ex?
periment, selected papers in twenty-one
states. At that time their advertising
manager wrote: "This is our first ven?
ture into weekly newspaper advertis?
ing, and we are awaiting the outcome
with considerable interest." The out?
come was, that in their next order they
doubled the number of papers first used
and more than doubled their advertising
space, and wrote that they were much
gratified with the results. Their local
agent, the Star Milling Company, of
North Tazewell, advises us that the
campaign, advertising manure spread?
er?*, resulted in the sale of nearly a car
load of spreaders in this county alone.
The example of the International
Harvester Company ie rapidly being
followed by other national advertisers,
as there will be seen in this issue of
the Republican the advertisements of
Liggett & ?Myers; Fairbanks, Morse &
Co. ; Philadelphia Smelting & Refining
Co , and the Standard Oil Company, all
of whom have never before used coun?
try newspaper advertising space, while
others have appeared and still others
btive contracted for space, and their ad?
vertisements will appear from time to
If an advertisement in the Republi-1
can will help such firms as these, why
won't one help you, Mr. Country'Mer
The best way to atone for past actions
that were wrong is not by continually
reproaching oneself, but by perferming
actions of a directly opposite character.
The Republican, as a rule, does not
comment on a case pending in the
; courts, and, for this reason has, so far,
' said nothing about the co-called elec
> tion fraud cases in the court of Russell
county. It is reported that the grand
jury there has found indictments against
several parties, and the reports that
have reached here also say that more
democrats than republicans have been
indicted; and that the tenants and fore?
men from the farms of Henry C. Stu
| art were before the grand jury on last
Thursday that that body might investi?
gate the rumor that the tenants were
allowed their daily wage to go to
the rjlls on the 5th of November and
work for the election of General
! Ayers, the democratic candidate for
j Congrefcs. Be all this as it may, it is
manifestly unfair to presume that the
parties indicted are guilty until after
a fair trial in open court. Grand jury
actions are, by their very nature, more
or less Star Chamber proceedings, and
their results are not, of necessity, abso
lutely conclusive. Some of the demo?
cratic papers of the state, however, are
apparently endeavoring to create the
impression that only one man, Hon. A.
P. Crockett, private secretary to Con?
gressman Slemp, was indicted; and, by
inference, that he is proven guilty with?
The Roanoke Times has been particu?
larly bitter in its attacks and, in its edi?
torial page, by infamous innuendo, en?
deavors to give the impression that
Congressman Slemp is involved. It is
not of the these editorials, however, we
wish to speak, for we believe that there
are but few left in the Ninth who pay
the slightest heed to the idle vaporings
that emanate from the discredited fourth
page of the Times. But in the head?
lines of its issue of last Sunday it said:
"Mr. Slemp's Secretary Intimates That
lloth Parties Were Tarred With the
Same Stick;" and, by inference, inti?
mate that Mr. Crockett pleads guilty,
and, in extenuation of his acts, that the
democrats were tqually guilty; while in
the text following it will be seen that
Mr. Crockett absolutely does not make
the statement the Times intimates; and
although he says he has heard that the
democrats used money corruptly, he is
fair enough to say that it is only "hear?
Such perversion of the headlines of a
news article, to mislead the reader, is
only possible in such a manifestly unfair
and partisan organ as the Times. In
pleasant contrast to this is the editorial
utterance of another democratic paper
in Roanoke?the Evening World?which
"From all that we have been able
to gather concerning that campaign
it was from start to finish excep?
tionally clean and fair snd <=quare.
Being under this impression we fail
to see where there are just grounds
for a contest. In our judgment
General Ayers, should he institute
a contest, will be wasting time and
money. Democrats in Congress
have too large a majority to view
with favor the claims of a defeated
candidate based on doubtful allega?
tions." * * *
"Discussing the fact that "the
enormous campaign funds" of na?
tional elections are distributed in
the so-called close of states of the
north and west, and that small if
any portion of them finds its way
into the south, the Durham Sun
" 'While the so_thern states evi?
dently have never had their share
of the vast campaign funds, yet it
is to their credit that no portion of
their population has ever been de?
bauched, bought and sold in 'blocks
of five' or in blocks of any other
size, as was the case in other
"Would that we might share the
blissful ignorance of our contempo?
rary in this respect; but we happen
to have the unfortunate habit of
reading the local newspapers of
Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia
and southwest Virginia, and no are
disqualified from hugging the flat?
tering unction to our souls that the
south is altogether free from polit
al bribery and corruption."?Nor?
Roan, also blatberdaah, for a pap?
A WORD TO OUR READERS.
In accoidtuice with our usual custom,
and in order to give the office force an
??pportunity to enjoy the Christmas
holidays, no paper will be issued from
-his office next week. This, then, wi;?
e the last issue before the New Yea- ;
ltd between now and that time we frill
>'tid each of our subscribers who m- j
e in arrears, a statement of their ac
>unt. This means an expenditure <?'
about thirty dollars for postage, at- :
?-. -arly as much more for stationery, I
-ay nothing of the labor of sending thct
statements out. Will you not then he
us by looking at the date following yot:
n une on tbe paper, which shows tl ?
j etr and month to which you have pai>',
and, if in arrears, remit at once naad
s ive us sending you a notice?
To explain again how the time of ex
! piration of your subscription is expresr
cl: If the date following your name
mads, say. Feb. 12, it means that you
hive paid up to February 1, 1912, and
i we for the current year?all subscrip?
tions, in order to keep correct account?,
being dated from the first of the month
fallowing the time you subscribed. This
mik??8 it comparatively easy for the
subscriber to keep up with when he
subscription is due, and will save us a
considerable expense on sending out
As the paper is only a dollar a yeai
each time we have to wrife y>-u is fiv<
| p r cent of the amount dua, and a heavj
! tax on the paper to collect. So, now.
in the j 'yful holiday reason make the
printer'* heart glad by paying hin
what you owe.
1 '-.?ted in Tidewater Virgi lia to have
! to look away from home to find the
meanest and most vicious of pol?tica'
i corruption. The Virginian-Pilot is tor
clos-3 to the power^-that be in the stat?
not t-> know of the infaiv U - condition:
existing in the Second :is well ?s othe:
?-'ngrest i mai districts tight ur der iff
w. n nose. It also nVUst know that th.
tate's institutions of higher learnirp
.re held up while the machine leaden
pi ty petty politics; that the stale i
I L-emosynary institutions are made Ihn
dumping ground for the inefficient rela?
tives of practical politicians who art
u able to make a living in tbe open
market; and as a consequence, tbe pool
unfi itunates who should be the rccip:
onts of the slate's tenderest carear.
left to the mercy <-f n lot <.f ir.eorore
..-?. 1;: meal als > know that rartaii
high sta'e iffi.-ials aro pnHini'.ted r?
Several sa'aries in .!? fi it ?
the conotitntkin of tho comnonwealtr
Buying votas ii had enough, bat not
half so bad as the bartering of inflaran?,
of high ? tu.-ials and the proatituti. n of
the stale institutions for private gain.
During the pre-ent winter the agri?
cultural extension department of Pur?
due University, Lafayette, Ind., will
hold short courses for farmers and their
wives in more than twenty Indiana
countic-3. The instruction will be n-s
practical as possible, and no expense is
being spared to place it on a high plane.
For use in :he work a carload of live
stock, consisting of two pure-bred Bel?
gian mares, three steers, two dairy
cows, four hogs and four sheep, is be?
ing furnished by the university. Seven
instructors give the lectures and dem?
onstrations in crops, soils, live stock,
dairying, horticulture, poultry and do?
mestic science. Why cannot the Vir?
ginia Polytechnic Institute do the same
thing? And, also, the board of trustees
could do no better than to drop politics
when it comes to choosing a president
for this institution next year, and se?
lect an alumnus of this excellent Indi?
ana school to head the V. P. I.
Farewell to 1912.
The splendor of the night draws near,
The saffron light of dusk has passed;
O'er wastes of snow the stars appear,
And New Year's eve is here at last.
What shape is that we dimly see
Against the starry-frosted sky?
The Old Year goes; so let it be;
To Nineteen Twelve we bid good-by !
Foils a Foul Plot.
When a shameful plot exists between
liver and bowels to cause distress by re?
fusing to act, take Dr. King's New Life
Pills, and end such abuse of your sys?
tem. They gently compel right action
o? stomach, liver and bowels, and re?
store your health and all good feeling.
28 cents at all dealers.
When Governor Wilson explains that
he proposes to "cut the heart out of
Protection" without injuring business
or impairing American wages he is pro?
mising something he cannot fulfiill.?
Pittsburg Gazette Times.
People Should Guard Against Appeidicitis.
Tazewtll people who have stomach ?'id
bowel trouble should guard aeuinst ap?
pendicitis by taking simple buckthorn bark
glycerine, etc., as compounded in Adler
i-ka, the German appendicitis remedy.
A SINGLE D08K relieves sour stomach,
gas on the stomach and constipation IN?
STA Nil.Y beet? use this simple mixture
antisepticizey the digestive organs and
draws off tb* uupurij
Whether you smoke Duke*? Mixture tn pipe or cigar?
ette, it is delightfully satisfying Everywhere it u the
choice of men who want real, natural tobacco
?QfSltr/ty^, JXm-o&. gj
St Louis. Mo s>9t
In each 5c sack there are one and a half ounces of
choice Virginia and North ?Carolina tobacco?pure, mild,
rich?best sort of granulated tobacco Enough to make
many good, satisfying cigarettes?the kind that makes
rolling popular And with each sack you get a present
coupon and a book of cigarette papers free
Get an Umbrella Free
The coupons can be exchanged for all snrts of valu?
able presents The list includes not onlr smokers' articles
?but many desirable presents fon women and children?
toilet articles, tennis
gloves and masks, etc
ami I'.trtueiry only we
tvill send ottr illustrated
catal:mue nf presents
FREE to <iny ?i?l<ir?-sj Ask
for it 01 a post.?l. today
Coupons from Hut' i Aftrtvtr may
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?TUT. PIEDMONT CIGARETTES.
CUX CIGARETTES, and other
tars or '.oupens issued by m?.
THE most reliable lantern for farm use
is thfc RAYO. It is made of the best ma?
terials, so that it is strong and durable
without being heavy and awkward.
It gives a clear, strong light. Is easy to light and rewrck.
It won't blow out, won't leak, and won't smoke. It is
an expert-made lantern. Made in various styles ?and
sizes. There is a RAYO for every requirement.
At Dealers Everywhere
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Nawaik. N. J.
'.Incorp?rala?! In Now Jaraay)
CAROLINA, GLINGHFIELD and OHIO RAILWAY and CAROLINA, CLINLHFIELD and
OHIO RAILWAY Of SOUTH CAROLINA
THE NEW SHORT LINE BETWEEN
Dante, St. Paul and Speer's Ferry, Va., Johnson City, Tenn., Altapass and Marion,
N. C, and Spartanburg, S. C. "CLINCHF1ELD ROUTE."
EFFECTIVE MAY 12 1912,
EASTERN STANDARD TIME
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Leave Dante, Va. ?Vrrive
" ?ungannon, "
" Ft. Black more, " "
" Speer's Ferry, " "
" Camer?n, Va.-Tenn. "
" Kingsport, Tenn.
" Fac toi us, "
" Fordtown, "
" Johnson City " "
Arrive Erwin, " Leave
Leave Erwin, " Arrive
" Unaka Springs " "
Huntdale, N. C.
" Green M't'n "
" Toecane "
" Boon ford
" Sprucepine " "
Arrive Altapass " Leave
Leave Altapass " Arrive
" Marion " '?
" Forest City " "
" Chesnee S. C.
Arrive Spartanborg " Leave
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The carouna, Clinchtield and Ohio Railway, and the Carolina, Clinchfleld and
Ohio RaMway, of South Carolina, "Clinchfleld Route," reserves the right to vary
from the time shown above without notice to the public
Patrona arej-equested to apply to nemi-^st Agent for definite information
Chas. T. Mandel,
,er. Aaat. Geo. Passenger Agent
Johnson City,ff eon.