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AZEWKIJ,, VA., WILLIAM C. PENDLET ON , Editor and Proprietor. SUBSCRIPTIONS. Republic**.!, one year, cash in advance . . % 1 00 Subscriptions on time. 1 50 Republican and X. Y. Tribune, one year, . 1 L5 ? ADVERTISING RATES ftirnNhed on applica? tion. Corrcsin)nden?k; solicited. The publishers of Tux Republican are not re? sponsible for opinions expressed by Correspon? dents. The Rxpoblu an is entered at the Post-office at Taxe well, Virginia, us second-class mutter. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1897. SELF-SUSTAINING. The more nearly a family, community or nation is self-sustaining the more inde? pendent and happy they will In-. No sub? stantial prosperity will be found where more is expended than is earned, while the community which earns more than it spends is always found in a Found finan? cial condition. No country on earth pos? sesses more fully the essential requisites for being self-sustaining than Tazewell county. It iias an industrious and intelli? gent population, a healthful, invigorating climate, and a soil that is of marvelous fertility. The close proximity of the rich Flat Top coal fields, which furnish au excellent home market for our farmers, is also a great benefit. With these favorable conditions existing, as a matter of course, there is a considerable degree of prosper? ity and independence found in the county. The prosperity, however, does not meas? ure up with the favorable conditions that surround the county. There may be sev? eral reasons for this, but the chief one, perhaps, is that the farmers of the county buy a great many tilings they ought to produce, and do not raise a surplus of other tilings that the noii-auricultural citizens would consume if they could buy them from our own farmers. For instance, Tazewell is not raising enough wheat to supply its own people with bread. We have no means or statistics by which we can determine positively what amount of Hour is brought here or the number of bushels of foreign wheat that is purchased by the mills in the county ; but we are safe in saying that :it ieast one-half of tiie wheat bread consumed is made from wheat which is ^rown outside of the coun? ty. A number of farmers aigue that it does not pay to raise wheat. It j ays to raise it rather than to buy bread from abroad. The county for many years not only raised its. own bacon but had a sur? plus which was sent out ami sold in other places. Now the comity does not produce near enough* bacon for its own consump? tion, a very large part of that consumed being brought from the West. The cattle, lambs, hay and other prod? ucts which brings so mach money into the connty would benefit the people a great deal if so uiAch was not sent out again for bread, meat and other things that oiudit to be produced at home. We recently came across an article which appeared in the columns of the Columbia (S. C.) Telescope, of the -2nd of April, 1825, from which we quote the following : ''The most important event that has oc? curred to the Southern States, in the last live years, is the late extraordinary rise in cotton, which is now risen_in six weeks, from 15 to 23 cents?120 per cent. To our farmers this occurrence is of the utmost importance, but it will prove a blessing as it is prudently used. l.et us, then, l>e warned by recent expe? rience ami reason. * * * * While we pay due attention to the cultivation of cot? ton, let us not necrlect the grain crop which must supply our own consumption. _ Let us pay strict attention to our stock of hog- and cattle. Let US ride our own ponies and drink at our own pure fount? ains. For it is a solemn fact that in 1817 und ISIS, when our cotton was ivorth above SO cents, that the whole crop of cot? ton made in South Carolina, would not pay for the luxuries brought from the West Indies, manufactures from Europe, notions from the Eastern States, corn from the Middle States, and ho^s and cattle from the Western States. To conclude, ? we sum ail in the following: 1st. Get out of ilebt while your property will bring its full value, and stay so. 2d. Make all wit hin yourself which you have to consume at home. 3d. Sell all you make to spare, and then lay out the proceeds on subslantial property.'' This article appeared in the Telescope more than seventy years ajro, but the pri.icipies it enuciates apply with full force to our condition now. Our people have been carried away too much by the prof? its of cattle and sheep raising, of produc? ing and shipping hay and cutting and selling timber. Ali these industries should be continued in full force, but if all the farmers of the county, large and small, would turn their attention heartily to the effort of making all the bread and bacon which our people consume, less money would fjo away and prosperity would be more marked. Since the above was written and put in type we have been told that Capt C. A. Fudge says that there werebrought to Taz? ewell County last year one hundred car loads of flour. Each car load contained two hundred barrels, ajd estimating the cost at $5.00 per barrel the county will pay out this year about S 100,001) for Hour, if it impcrts as much as it did during the last year. This will wipe out all the prolits made by the graziers on their cattle and sheep in 1807. . ? Some of the leading Democratic papers in Virginia arc opposed to holding a con? stitutional convention. A great many hornet men in the rank and file of the : barty are aba heartily opposed to it. As soon as the purposes of the tricksters who art engineering the scheme rue more fully made known, the people, without regard ] to party affiliations, will rise up against it. j THE WAY TO TALK. The l'ulaski News-Review, in a recent editorial under tlie head "Let Good Times Come,'" speaks as follows: "While we have always been opposed to the Republican party and its principles, still we are anxious to see good time? come to the whole country. If it comes contrary to our expectations through Re? publican legislation, then we will accord to that party all the credit it deserves. We trust that when Mr. McKinley is in? augurated his adminisiration may i o" be hampered in any way, but that the party may have full sway, so it may prove to the country whether or not it will bring to the people the great prosperity that was bo lavishly promised before the election.'' That is the way to talk about it. All good citizens want good times,?that is a prosperous condition. Only partisans who wish their party to succeed, even if it brings misery to the people at largo, are anxious to see Mr. MeKinley's administra? tion fail. Tin: Spanish Government has found out that it will not be able to suppress the rev? olution in Cuba, and is trying to escape from its difficult situation by 'offering re? form measures for the government of the island. The Spanish Cabinet on the 3d iust. formulated and completed reform plans which were signed by the Queen Re genl. The plans, however, are not accept? able to the insurgents. They have fought so bard, so long and successfully against the oppressions of Spain that they are not willing to accept less than absolute free? dom for their country. They are right, and we hope they will never lay down their arms until freedom is secured. Ik ras present condition of the roads in Tazewell county do not put the people to thinking very seriously, what will ? The damage that will be done during the next sixty days to wagons and oilier vehicles by the terrible roads u illt amount tcienough to put many miles in goodicondition.iif it could be expended in that direction. Un? der our present road system, and with the amount of money that is available, the roads of the county will steadily get worse. Something ought to be done in the near future to rectify the existing evil. Tuk Populist combination is rapidly go? ing to pieces. Coxey and Debs declared some time ago that they were done with Populism, and now such leaders as Na? tional Committeeman IVashburn, of Mas? sachusetts, and Senator Butler, of North Carolina, are disagreeing about the future policy of the party. Washbmn says the People's party ought to abandon the sil? ver ijuestion and Butler claims they an committed to free silver as the main issue, and that it is not to be abandoned until fully settled. - Mit. Bryan has very wisely retired from the lecture platform. They say now be has been tendered tiie position of editor of a newspaper at a salary of ?25,01)0 a year. He had better accept, for he will never be President, even if our neighbor, the Clinch Valley News, does persist in keeping bis name at the head of its col? umns as a candidate for 1?0?. Prince Bismarck recently Haid "the want of love of life is my illness, if I have one." In the same interview he announc? ed that he was losing interest in every? thing that formerly was attractive to him. He said "politics begin to tire me." It is pitiable to see a man of great mind and ambition reach that age when he no longer is useful or ambitious. The Richmond Times says: "The dawn has broken and the glorious sun? shine will soon burst upon this .fair land. Let the McKinly administration see to it that it does not cast shadows." No dan j ger, whatever. McKinley is for the sun? shine of Protection and Sound Money. No question i3 exciting more attention at the hands of the press and the public than that of good roads. The people of Tazewell ought to wake up on the subject, Our country roads are in a fearful condi? tion. - It is a rare tjiixo now to hear any one speak in terms of praise of ithe Wilson Gorman bill. It is admitted on all hands to be a failuie, and, yef, Democrats criti? cise Republicans for advocating the en actment of a new tariff law. <???? - Tujc new tariff bill which is now being framed by the Ways and Means Commit? tee gives ample protection to the agricul? tural products of the United States, and also to lumber. Since the burning of the Capitol at Harnsburg, the Pennsylvania Legislature has been meeting in a church. This ought to insure good, honest, moral legislation. - The Republican is thoroughly devoted to the interests of Tazewell county. Hard Facts for Free Traders. New York "Mail uml Express" (Rep.). Day by day as they rub up against the hard facts revealed in the Treasury bal? ances, the Spartan band of free traders have their faith in their pet theory rudely shaken, and the December denunciation of an extra session to correct unquestioned tariff evil has in Febuary been transformed into a silent acquiescence. The West in the Cabinet. Baltimore "Sun" (Dem.), The only criticism which suggests itself is that Mr. McKinley has looked very zealously after the interests of the West, but as his appointees are acceptable men, there will bj no disposition to quarrel with him seriously on that accouu t. ' 'The Good Western Man" has long been a factor in politics and he is very much in evidence just now. THE NEW TARIFF. The Prospects of Its Passage Through Congress and Its Eearly Enforcement. It may he hazardous to doubt the cor? rectness of the prediction of Messrs. Hanna and Dingley in matter of politics, yet they are probably in error in regard to the speed which they say Congress will display in extra session in passing the tartr bill. They may be right ni saying that the meas? ure will be substantially completed try the time the session begins, for the Ways and Means Committee has been busy upon it for several weeks. There is a strong likeli? hood, too, that March 15, the day when, according to them, Congress will convene, will not be far from the actual opening date. But their assertion that the bill will be in the hands of the President in sixty days from the opening of Congress is rather bard to accept literally. This time would be so much quicker than Congress has made in many years in enacting a tariff law that there will be a good deal of skepticism in regard to its ac? complishment. The McKinley bill was re? ported to the House April 10, 1890, but President Harrison did not get it until Sep? tember 30. The Wiison bill was presented to the House December 10, lS'.tt, but it did .lot reach President Cleveland's hands until August 15, becoming a law on Au? gust L'7 by the expiration of the time. That is, the McKinley bill was live and a half months before one branch or other of Con? gress, while eight months passed before that body finished its work on the Wil? son bill. Nobody looks for a deadlock this time between the Senate and the House like that which "hung up" the.Wilson bill for many weeks. It is well to bear in mind, however, that the Senate is an uncertain ho ly under all sorts of circumstances Pledges, it is said, of support for the tariff bill have been obtained from enough silver ex-Kepublieansto insure the passage of the bill in the Senate, yet the power for ob? struction which a handful of members of that chamber can exercise must always be reckoned with. Many Democratic Senators, it is true, have disclaimed any intention to delay the bill beyond the time which they think intelligent deliberation demands. Perhaps most of the Democrats will be in this mood. Put how about the Pourbons like Tillman and Harris, ami the im placables of the Teller stamp? If an armistice turn be established between the Republicans and these elements afler a reasonable time is devoted to the bill, no great delay need be feared. Put if the bill goes through Congress in three months in? stead of the two months which Messrs. Hanna and dingley predict, the Repub? licans will have no especial cause to com? plain, although, of ccurse, the sooner it it gets on the statutebook the better for business and for the country in general.? St. lxniis "Globe-Demoeret". WILL BE NO TREACHERY. President McKinley Wiil Live Up to the Principles of Mis Party. New York "Sun" (Dem.). The startling effect of Mr. Cleveland's , leadership in the matter of the tariff is now very strikingly exhibited in the de? mand made by many of bis special followers 1 in the Democratic press, that the new I tariff shall ignore the principle of pro? tection. iToleclion is an established Republican doctrine. It was aJeading plank, as usual, in the national platform of last year. It was preached unfailingly thaoughout the Republican canvass. It has been de? monstrated to be the overwhelming senti ? ment of the country. Without it the gold standard could not have been sustained. Yet the mugwump Democrats who sup? ported McKinley seek to have him violnte his pledge and betray his party by re? pudiating protection at the Mugwump behest. This extraordinary attitude proves the corrupting influence of the political leader who after the manner now proposed by the Mugwumps was false to his promise to establish a tariff for revenue only, an act of political treachery which finds its single parallel in the same statesman's pro motion of the Populistic income tax. May the day for such deceit be over! We mention this feature of the time not with the idea that Governor McKin? ley's backbone needs strengthening, but as, an exhibitiou of a new-born viciousness in politic* which must be condemned and obliterated. Let's be honest again EVENTS OF INTEREST. The Massachusetts Game Commission is raising and distributing Mongolian pheasants. The Industrial Aid Society of Boston found work during the year just passed for nearly 3700 people. The street railway in Baltimore carried over 54,000,000 passengers in 1S9G, and paid over $2-13,000 in tax for the support of the city's parks. Eighteen and one-half bands is the height of a horse owned at Plymouth, Neb. The horse is said to be the larges t west of the Mississippi River. ?_ Representative Hopkins, of Atchison County, Mo., says that there is corn enough alored in that county to last for ten years if there should be crop failures for a decade. One oi the peach raisers ef Portland Conn., says that the recent cold weather will prove disasterous to the peach crop> and predicts the next season's crop will be hardly worth picking. The late C. Jerome Cory, of Milwaukee, directed that his body should be burned; that the ashes should be used to nourish a certain rose bush and that the blossoms should be distributed among his friends. His wishes were carried out. A lucky accident for Rev. J. M. Stevenson, Hawthorne, N. J., who writes: " By rare accident 1 was made acquainted with Dr. Dcane't Dys? pepsia Pills. They act gently and like a charm, correcting the secretions ""and preventing constipa? tion. . I subscribe myself your friend, as your pills rj-e welcome friends to me " tvery one of the thou? sands of testimonials to the virtue of Dr. Deane's Dyspepsia Pills is genuine. They cure?white wrapper if constipated, yellow if bowels are loose. Send for a free sample. DR. J. A. DEANE CO., Kingtton, N. V, Merchants, Attention HUFF, ANDREWS & THOMAS, Wholesale Grocers, Merchant Millers and Seedsmen, Headquarters for Mill Products, Provisions, Field Seeds And Grocers' Supplies n Genera:. New Warehouse?lf>G ft. long, 52 ft. wide. Floor Space?25.87G square feet. They Sell Merchants Only and Should be Patronized Largely By the Trade of the Clinch Yaley.. BLUEFIELD, W. VIRGINIA You can have one of their Grocer's Journals mailed you regularly (free) by asking for it. It will interest you. I. Well, Well! HERE WE ARE AGAIN, We want every man, woman and child in town lor i customer. We have what you need. 9 LOOK AND SEE. fc 1 ? * ? T Fine Stationery. If you want the latest you must call on us. Our prico is right?stationery right. '1 ou get right by buying it right away. School Supplies. Our Figures on School Supplies Will make you give up all thought of economizing. It isn't necessay when you can get everything the children need for about one-Gfth of what it cost yonr father Our Stock Includes SLATES, LEAD PENCILS, SPONGES, SLATE PENCILS, PENS, PEN-I10LDEPS, INKS, MUCILAGE, Etc. And when you want a lot of these, we make lot prices. Prescription Department. Right Here is Where Our Rep utation Lies. I The Best and Purest 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 winch is always uppermost in ?ur minds?carefulness?the choosing of the right bottles, the measuring or weighing ol the right dose. It is our constant aim to be the kind of druggist to whom people can go with confidence when the lives of loved ones depend upon care and accuracy in filling prescriptions with medicines that are just as they should be. Remember That our manager, 6. H. Landon, is the oldest in experience of any druggist in this section, and F. P. Landon is the only graduate druggist in town. With ttis we can offer the public unparalleled service. Tazewell ? Drug ? Company, G. H. LAN DON, R. Ph., Mgr. POBST & WlNGO, DEALERS IN Jewelry and Silverware, China and Glassware, Shoes and Confectioneries, Pobst Building, Tazewell, Va. aerifies Sale of Shoes: We are going out of the Shoe business, and will sell our stock of Shoes at Sacrifice Prices. . . . Our stock is fresh?no shop worn shoes, and was selected for winter foot-wear and at 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 China and Glassware ever shown in Tazewell.Three stocks combined in one.Tea Sets, Dinner Sets, and Beef Sets of splendid designs and excellent ware. .... Tea Sets at from $5.00 to $20.00. . . . Dinner Sets at from $8.00 to $40.00. We have Art Ciiina, Plain China, Fancy China, Glassware and Queens ware in such quantities and varieties that we can only hint at them . , 0. T. PATTON, BLACKSMITH -AND CEBRAL - REPAIRER TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA. (Yost's Old Stand) Iam prepared to execute, at short notice and on reasonable terms, all classes of iron work?horse shoeing, all kinds^f repairing, etc. There is also connected with mv estab? lishment a WOOD-WORKING Depart? ment, under the control of J. B. Crawford, where he is prepared to do everything per? taining to that branch. irClOORETCO, Tazewell, Va., Tin and Sheetiron Workers AND ROOFERS. . t?" GUTTERING a specialty. All kinds , of Repairing done. Pricesjreasonable and WORK GUARANTEED. 11-12,96. J. B. CAUDILL" TAZEWEJLI, Y? $200 STOCK OF Hawkes' Spectacles A4 H. W. POBSTS, TAZEWELL, ? ? VIRGINIA TO OUR PATROlsT HAVING moved our shop from the old stand to Main street, we are better prepared than ever to do all kinds of 3LACKSMITHING in the best style and at short notice. We make our own shoes and put them on for 80 cents per round. Other work equally low. Wagon and Baggy Repairing a Specialty. We do work on time for responsible parties. Good 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. WALL, HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA. Sip and Carriage fainting a Specialty. Perfect fit guaranteed in every instance. Prices reasonable. Genital ?Hotel, (Near Courthouse Square) TAZEWELL, - VIRGINIA. SURFACE & WHITE, - ? Proprietors, Livery Stable attached. Good Sample Rooms. Table fare the best. Nice Bed? rooms, etc. ROBERT D. H0FP0BD7E ST" piky?iciai? & Surgeon TAZEWELL, VA. Will respondjto'all calls, day or night? by telegram or otherwise. (aug27 OR. M. B. CROCKETT, Physician and Surgeon Has located at Liberty Hill (Knob), Va at which place he can be found at ah Limes except when absent on professional duties. MRS. BELLE CAUDILlT? ' Fashionable Dress Maker, : (Tazewell Ave. near Seminary) rAZEWELL, ? ? VIRGINIA. THE McWANE PLOW GO,, G. W. McWANE, Manager, Graham, Va. Manufacturers of CHILLED and HILLSIDE PLOWS, FEED CUTTERS, .- -GRIST MILLS SASH WEIGHTS AND A GENERAL LINE OF CASTINGS. Agents Wanted in Unoccupied ORDERS PROMPTLY Territories for our Implements FILLED AND WORK _GUARANTEED._ THE OLD FAVORITE, "PAUL JONES." Is handled by the reliahle Liquor Dealers. 1 ompkins Brothers, POCAHONTAS, VIRGINIA. They Solicit the Tazewell Trade. All mail orders will receive our prompt attention. _ WARE FURNITURE. All kinds of Hard? ware, Cooking and F Heating Stoves, Fur-. Vniture, House Furn f ishing Goods, Lamps I and Lamp Fixtures SADDLES. WAGGI AND BUGGY HARNESS, COLLARS, PADS, BLIND and RIDING BRIDLES. -.-.-THE SYRACUSE PLOW. We guarantee they will please you better than any plu.v on the marl 11. We will sell yon a first-class Sewing Machine for $20.00 and the best in the world for $30.00, Guaranteed. ss & greever, ' TAZEWELL, VA Tazewell Planing Mills ?(3. W> "MS'Z&G?; Proprietors. We are now ready to do any kind of work in RIPPING AND PLANING LUMBER, MOULDINGS and BRACKETS ~~~^0F EVERY DESCRIPTION, Window and "?oor f^rame^. We take pleasure in announcing to the public that our facilities fordoing neat and clean-cut work and at short notice are unsurpassed in this section of Virginia. If you doubt it give us a trial and you will be convinced. G. W. YOST & CO., Tazewell, Va. i. Greenawalt & Go, Dealers in and Manufacturers of Marble and Granifi MONUMENTS -TOMBSTONES Iron Fencing and all kinds of Cenie tary work done in the neatest style. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED,_WYTHEVILLE, VIRGINIA. wallace CaLDWELL, w. G. Yooo, Jno. l. Cai.dwell, ? Tazewell, Va., Jackson, Ohio, 0ALDWELL BROS. & YOUNG TAZEWELL, - - - VIKGINIA, ?DEALERS IN ALLAN AND AMERICAN MARBLE, Statuary and all Kinds of Cemetery Work. We are in the field on the merits of our work, and satisfaction is guaranteed, both in quality and price. Specimens of our work can be seen in etock at the residence ef Wv G. Young. Give us your orders, they will be promptly filled, and we will save, fou money. For further information apply to W. G. YOUNG, OrT. M. HAWKINS, Sr., Traveling Accent.