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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1897.
It is very evident that a very dangerous
plot is now being made by certain polit?
ical leaders in Virginia to impair the suf?
frage rights of its citizers. The Hon.
Peter Otey, who is now one of the recog?
nized leaders of the silver democracy, has
recently sent out a circular letter to voters
in the State in which he states that it is
now time to get rid of the "Underwood,
or black and tan" constitution. He is
trying to work up sentiment for a new
constitutional convention, and is using the
?'black and tan" argument to awaken the
prejudices of the people in favor of the
movement which he is engineering. He
and his associates are playing a very
wicked game for party ends, and are hid?
ing behind a pretended hostility to our
present constitution. Their real aim is to
secure the adoption of a constitution
which the Democratic machine can em?
ploy for its perpetuation in power. Their
scheme is, first, to get the people' to vote
for holding a convention,then to get control
ofthat convention,and to frame a constitu?
tion which will not only be loaded with
suffrage restrictions in the nature of edu?
cational and property qualifications, but
that will also place in the hands of its
minions, the registrars, an unlimited
power in the application of the tests that
will be used to determine whether a man
poesesses the qualifications for voting as
required by the constitution. If we are
correct in our conclusions, no more hellish
plot has. ever been ^conceived or threat?
ened. Some of the organs of the modern
Democracy in Virginia aie already advo?
cating restricted suffrage. One of these
is the Evening World, of Roanoke, which
is Ftepping very boldly to the front. Re
cently it editorially announced that a new
\ constitution would be likely to provide for
educational and property qualifications,
and perhaps a military qualification, for
voting. In the leading editorial of its is?
sue of the 2Sth nit., the World announces,
in terms.'that while Democracy means uni?
versal 'manhood suffrage, it feels that re
8trictictions upon voting should be made
in Virginia. The World gives as reasons
for its undemocratic attitude the follow?
"In the country at large, we have a
mass of colored people, endowed with cit
iaenship while they were yet ignorant, and
by no means capable of participating in
the government of a civilized nation.
Then there is a large foreign element con?
stantly pouring into the country, much of
it venal and ignorant, knowing and car?
ing nothing for the principles that lie at
the foundation of our institutions. Of
course there is a bettor foreign element,
which is readily assimilated and which
produces some of our ablest and most pa?
triotic public servants."
The World is not ignorant and its intel?
ligent readers will be forced to conclude
that it is insincere. The colored vote in
Virginia, is no longer a menace to civiliza?
tion, if Democracy is the representative of
civilization, as is claimed, in the State.
In the counties where the colored people
predominate the negro vote for some years
has been captured by the Democracy.
Tfte Democrats claim in one breath that
the negroes are voting with them and in
the other that the negro vote is a menace
to civilization. Look at Halifax county,
in Maj. Otey's congressional district. It
has a negro majority of one thousand or
more, and, yet, the majority for the Dem?
ocrats in that county is more than one
thousand. Do the negroes vote with-the
Damocrats or do they steal their votes ?
The negro scare pretext for the conven?
tion will not do ; neither will the pretext
of a venal foreign or native element pass.
With the election machinery so com?
pletely in the bands of the Democracy,
they have no fears of these two elements,
the negro and the venal white man. Dem?
ocracy is alarmed at the continued and
increasingiopposition that is appearing in
the great white districts of the State. The
poor white workingmen of the State con?
stitute the danger that confronts Democ?
racy. The effort to restrict suffrage will
be made through fear of the white work?
ingmen. A property and educational
qualification for voting will be used to de?
stroy the power of this new opposition to
Democracy. The Roano?e World is right
when it says that "the question of suf?
frage restriction will become a living topic
of discussion in Virginia during the next
few months." The friends of universal
manhood sefi'-age, a principle which has
been abandoned by modern Virginia
Democracy,will not permit Maj. Otey and
his followers to commit a great crime upon
the suffrage rights of the maseess of the
people. No, the alarm is now given; its
tones will constantly swe". until the peo?
ple of the State shall have become thor?
oughly awakened to the efforts of the
political tricksters who are laying plans to
rob them of the right to vote.
Pkpsi dent-elect McKinley has about
completed his cabinet. The only place
for which no selection has been made is ;
that of Postmaster General. >
Col. W. C. Etam, the able editor of the
Norfolk Pilot, is writing some Btrong arti?
cles advocating the putting of the convicts,
in the now overcrowded penitentiary, to
work on the county roads. His views are
very sound and are worthy of the most
careful consideration. Tazewell county
could find employment for a number of
convicts. We would not favor theiexpen
diture of any of the county road levy up?
on convict labor. Tbat fund should be
paid out to the honest workingmen of our
own county who need work.
The Virginia Democrats are already ag?
itating the question as to who shall be
their candidate on the gubernatorial tick?
et next Fall. The Southwest will have
one aspirant for iGovemor and several for
Attorney-General on the ticket. If the
people of the State who are in favor of
honest elections will stand together there
will be but little chance for the regular
Democratic organization to elect its candi?
dates, except by the use of the most fla?
The Kentucky Silver Democrats have
backed down from the position they took
after the defeat of Mr. Bryan, not to af?
filiate with gold standard Democrats.
Chairman Johnston of the State Central
Committee has issued a manifesto re?
scinding the order of last Fall, which ex?
cluded gold men from Democratic pri?
maries. We wonder now if the gold men
will back up, since the silver meni have
backed down ?
TnKwarwhichisgoingon in Cuba has
diminished greatly the two leading pro?
ducts of that island. The yield of tobacco
the past year was only 75,000 bales as
against 500,000 in 1S95. The sugar crop
was also reduced to one fourth of its form?
er proportions. This shows how strong a
fight is being made by the insurgents, and
how hopeless is the effort of Spain to put
down the insurrection.
The country can confidently expect the
passage of a new tariff law promptly after
the new administration has taken charge
of the government. Protectionists feel
confident that wise protective legislation
will produce happy results in all classes of
trade, and prove that the people were wise
in again placing the Republican party* in
control of our national affairs.
Senator Marion Butler,of North Caro?
lina, is furiously mad over the election of
Pritchard to the U. S. Senate. The Butler
faction of the State legislature held a cau?
cus on the 27 nit., and a resolution was in?
troduced which was drawn by Senator
Butler in which be spoke of the Republi?
cans as poisonous snakes.
The Fredericksburg Free Lance with its
issue of the 2Sth of January, 1897, began
the thirteenth year of its life as a paper.
The Free Lance is one of the most readable
of our many exchange*, and we hope it
will continue to grow in success and use
fjlnes?. With the beginning of its 13thi vol?
ume it displays a new and much hand?
A Generous Tribute to His Growth from
a Political Opponent.
President-elect McKinley is a greater,
broader man, than the McKinley who was
nominated at St. Louis. His growth was
thown in his campaign speeches. Per?
haps he grew no more rapidly than the
public when the real meaning of the ques?
tions at ibsue began to be considered, but
he certainly kept the pace with the best of
We have seen no line in any of his many
speeches to visitors that he need forget or
regret. Whether after preparation or
without notice, and whether to politicians
or farmers, or laboring men, or old sold?
iers, bis talk has at all times been fit and
worthy. Perhaps we should not use the
phrase "after preparation," for evidently
the coming President has been always a
careful student of affairs. The last few
months have demonstrated that. He has
simply taken a more, comprehensive view
of conditions; he has applied to 1896-'97
with Increased ideas of the extent of his
responsibilities the knowledge gained by
observation and study in many years
Never having been of those who be?
lieved that the national Government by
republicans was pestilence, while the like
government by Democrats was balsam and
ointment, we are prepared to welcome the
President-elect, and willing to believe that
he will prove to be a patriotic, pure and
especially a non-sectional President; that
domestic affairs will have wise and careful
attention outside as well as inside of the
tariff rates, and foreign affairs a steady and
genume'y American consideration.?Pe?
SPAIN'S AUTONOMY FOR CUBA.
Terms Under Which it is Hoped to End
New York, Jan. 28.?A cab'e dispatch
to the Herald from Havana says: The
writer has seen an absolutely authentic
draft of the home rule measure wLich
Spain is about to concede to Cuba.
The act provides for a Legislative As?
sembly wholly selective by an enlarged
suffrage and composed of a Senate and
lower House. Besides having the sole
power to vote an especial budget of the
is'and this chamber has full power to draw
up and control the budget of what may
be termed the imperial expenses, or the
army and navy of Spain, in-so far a? they
are legitimately to be shared by Cuba.
The reform measure was read to Mr.
Olney, in Washington.D. C,last December
by Minister de Lome, and met his unqual?
ified approval. Some slight changes have
been made by the Colonial Minister and
Council of State at Madrid and since Sec?
retary Olney gave his approval. It is
stated, however, that they are un?
important?more of lauguage than of
Liberal as these concessions seem, it is
not beleived the Cubans will accept any
agreement to which the United States is
not, directly, or indirectly a party 11
M'KiN LEY AND CONGRESS.
There Will Be'a Welcome Accord Between
It will be noticed that nearly all of the
newly elected Republican Senators are
personal friends of McKinley, and men
who favored him for the nomination and
worked zealously and effectively for his
election. This a great gratification to him,
undoubtedly, and it is also a good omen
for the success of his administration. It
means that he will have the kind of support
in the Senate that is indispenBible to a
President in the enforcement of his policies
and the general performance of his duties.
The outlook is equally propitious for
him in the House, where his friends
are propotionately quite as numerous, and
there is no apparent possibility of a dis
turbing element so far as his own party i
concerned. He will not have any diffi?
culty in securing the co-orperation of Con?
gress for the accomplishment of the im?
portant and beneficial results that are ex?
pected by the people. His recomendations
will be respectfully received and considered
and there will be no factious opposition to
his wishes and purposes. It is fortunate
for him, for the Republican party and for
the country that such felicitous conditions
exist, and that lie is sure to have the back?
ing in Congress in the great work of car?
rying out the pledge upon which be wfs
This assured state of harmony between
the Executive and Legislative Departments
of the Government will be a pleasant and
profitable change from the spectacle of
constant discord and acrimony which has
prevailed in that relation for several years
past. It is;a notorious fact that almost from
the beguiling of his administration Cleve?
land has been at cross purposes with Con?
gress. The leaden of his party in that
body have openly and persistently antag?
onized him in all of his undertakings.
His requests and suggestions have been
treated with indifference, or rejected with
scorn and mockery. The mere fact thatihe
has advocated a given thing has been suf
fieient to array a Democratic majority
against it in many instances.
Thus the public interests have frequently
suffered serious detriment, and scenes of
reproach to the Government have ensued
from timf to time. The people will be
glad to have deliverance from this un?
fortunate, and discreditable condition of
things. They are very weary of logger
headedness in a respect where harmony is
so desirable on every account. The in?
coming of McKinley will be hailed with
special delight, therefore, for the reason
that it will put a stop to this unpleasant?
ness, and place the President and Con?
gress in hearty accord for the promotion of
the country's welfare and prosperity.?
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
EVENTS OF INTEREST.
It is probable that Georgia will not be
represented by any kind of an exhibit at
the Nashville centennial.
Owing to the severity of the weather in
Chicago conductors aie allowed to ride in?
side their cars and motormen are allowed
to lay over trips and thaw out.
Rabbits which have overrun Kentucky
this Fall and Winter have damaged young
tvees in Ereckenridge and Meade counties,
rnd in the district known as the French
Lick precinct they have eaten all the gras i
in one j asture.
The Committee on Licenses of .Boston
have decided that.hereafter all theatrical
posters where the human form is exposed
must first be sent to the committee be?
fore they are posted, and if they are not
given the approval of the committee the
posters cannot be placed on the bill boards.
The citizens of Twiggs County, Ga., by
some accident neglected to elect a Justice
of the Peace at the time prescribed bylaw.
There is no law on t'ae statute books pro?
viding for such an emergency, and so the
present Justice has been asked to continue
in office until the next election.
A school teacher of South Bend, Ind.,
who did not believe in corporal punishment
but who was forced to correct some very
noisy and unmanageable pupils, adminis?
tered castor oil in large doses to nine of the
principle offenders. One is now sick and
his father threatens to have the teacher
The ilttle village of Martin, Mich., hrs
not had a saloon for thirty years but so
many drunken men were seen on the
streets lately that an investigation was
ordered. The authorities found a joint
containing fifteen ban e's of whisky in the
cel'ar of a private residence near the
A woman of Anderson, Ind., who was
so low with consumption that her doctors
and friends gave her up, fell into a trance
and when she awoke told of a conversation
she had with people on the other shore
who told her to do some seemingly sense?
less things. She followed instructions and
the doctors who exam'ned her recently
pronounce her cured.
Mis. L. Deal and her two daughters all,
women rof refinement and education,
residents of Berkley, Cal., are living on a
diet of uncooked food, and keeping in
perfect health. Mrs Real's late husband
was at one time represetative of the British
Government in one of the South Sea
islands, and it was there that the family
imbided their peculiar notions regarding
About twenty miles out of Toledo, 0.,
in a little town known as Richfield Center,
nearly twenty families are down with a
disease which they all claim is caused by a
phantom cat which haunts them. At first
the medical men of the vicinity thought it
was caused by bad water, but there are no
familiar symptoms. The patient simply
fades away and does not care whether he
lives or dies. No explanation has yet
It is stated by a Hoosier authority that
more people write poetry in Indiana than
in any other State in the Union. The
"Midland Monthly" says: "In the l?se
two decades Indiana has seen a hundred
or more men and women who burned the
midnight oil in the noble ambition of be?
coming contributors to American literature.
And this has not only bred a great
strength, but a literary atmosphere,
which is not appreciated nor understood.
They are breeding singers and tale-tellers
in the State of Indiana, and the twentieth
century will have the bensfit of a literary
atmosphere that has no parallel on the
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Wholesale Grocers, Merchant Millers and Seed
Mill Products, Provisions,
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New Warehouse?1GG ft. lone, 52 ft. wide.
Floor Space?25,876 square feet.
BLUEFIELD, W. VIRGINIA
You can have one of their Grocer's Journals mailed you regularly (free) by asking for
it. It will interest you.
Well, Well, Well!
HERE WE ARE AGAIN,
We want every man, -woman and child in town lor a
customer. We have what you need.
LOOK AND SEE.
If you want the latest you must call on
us. Our price is right?stationery right,
x ou get right by buying it right away.
Our Figures on School Supplies
Will make you give up all bought of
economizing. It isn't necessay when you
can get everything the children need for
about one-fifth of what it cost yonr fath e
Our Stock Includes
And when you want a lot of these, we
make lot prices.
Tazewell ? Dri
G. H. LANDON
Right Here is Where Our Rep
The Best and Pnrest Drugs
In the world (the kind we keep) are
of no service, but dangerous, if not handled
by competent and careful hands.^ This is
a matter which is always uppermost in our
minds?carrfulness?the choosing of the
right bottles, the measuring or weighing of
he right dose. It is our constant aim to
be tbe kind of druggist to whom people
can go with confidence when the lives ol
loved ones depend upon care and accuracy
in filling prescriptions with medicines that
are just as they should be.
That our manager, G. H. Landon, is
the oldest in experience of any druggist in
this section, and F. P. Landon is tbe only
graduate druggist in town. With this we
can offer the public unparalleled service.
ig ? Company,
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POBST & WlNGO,
Jewelry and Silverware, :
China and Glassware,
Shoes and Confectioneries,
Pobst Building, Tazewell, Va.
Sacrifice Sale of Shoes:
We are goiog out of the Shoe business, and wil sell our stock of Shoes
at Sacrifice P. ices. . . . Our slock is fresh?jo shop vro-.n shoe?, and was
selected for winter foot-wear and ai prices to set Tazewell people talking.
Ladies' Shoes, Mens' Shoes, Misses' Shoes, Boys: Shoes?all styles and
prices to choose from.
China and Glassware:
We have the largest stock of Cb-na and G'assware eve- shown in
Tazewell.Three stocks combined in one.Tea Sets, D:nner
Sets, and Beef Sets of spleodld designs and ereei'ent wa'e.Tea
Sets at from $5.00 to $20.00. . . . Diaaer Seis at iiom $8.00 to $40.00.
We have Art China, Plain China, Fancy China, G'astware and Queens
. ware in euch quantities and varieties that we can only hint at them. . . .
C. T. PATTON,
ceneral - repairer
(Yost'8 Old Stand)
Iam prepared to execute, at shori
notice and on reasonable tern:?, al
classes of iron work?horse shoeing, all
kinds of repairing, etc.
There is also connected with mv estab?
lishment a WOOD-WORKING "Depart?
ment, under the control of .1. B. Crawford,
where be is prepared to do everything per?
taining to that branch.
i w. mooretco.;
Tin and Sheetiron
ISTG UTTERING a specialty. .All kimls
of Repairing done. Prices'reasonable and
WORK GUARANTEED. " 11-12,90
J. B. CAUDILlT"
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AZEWELL, ? ? VIRGINIA
TO OUR PATRONS.
HAVING moved our shop from the old
stand to Main street, we are better
prepared than ever to do all binds of
3LACKSMITIIING in the best style and
at short notice. We make our own Bhoes
and put them on for 80 cents per round.
Other work equally low.
Wagon and Buggy Repairing a Specialty.
We do work on time for responsible
parties. Goqd country produce taken at
market prices. Thanking you for past
favors, and soliciting a share of your future
patronage, we remain
Yours for business,
JOS. MULKEY & SON,
(dec5-ly) Cedar Bluff, Va.
J. W. W?LL,
HOUSE AND SICN PAINTER
Sip and Carriage minting a Specially,
Perfect fit guaranteed in every instance.
Genital ? |4otel,
(Near Courthouse Square)
tazewell, - virginia.
SURFACE & WHITE, ? ? Propte,
Livery Stable attached. Good Sample
Rooms. Table fare the best. Nice Bed?
ROBERT D. H?FF0RD, H. D.f
pi$rSiCiai? & Surgeon
Will respondjto'all calls, day or night?
by telegram or otherwise. (aug27
DR. M. B. CROCKETT,
Physician and Surgeon
Has located at Liberty Hill (Knob), Va
at which place he can be found at ah
times except when absent on professional
MRS. BELLE CULL/""
Fashionable Dress Maker,
(Tarewell Ave. near Seminary)
tazewell, ? ? virginia.
THE McWANE PLOW CO.,
0. W. McWANE, Manager, Graham, Va.
.LED and HILLSIDE PLOWS,
AND A GENERAL LINE OF CASTINGS.
Agents Wanted in Unoccupied ORDERS PROMPTLY
Territories for our Implements FILLED AND WORK
THE OLD FAVORITE,
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f Heating Stoves, Fur-*
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-?THE SYRACUSE PLOW.
We guarantee they will please you better than any plow on the market.
Wc will sell you a first-class Sewing Machine for $20.00 and the best in the
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We lake pleasure in announcing to the public that our
ilil ics for doing neat and clean-cut work and at short notice
Lin urpassed in this section of Virginia. If you doubt it
give us a trial and you will be convinced.
G. W. YOST & CO., Tazewell, Va.
:, Greenawalt & Co.,
Dealers in and Manufacturers of
Marble and Granite
Iron Fencing and all kiads of Ceme
tary work done in the neatest style.
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ITtlAN AND AMERICAN MARB E,
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