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The Tazewell Republican
f ublished every Thursday at / TAZEWELL, VA., ?SY? y WILLIAM C. PENDLE TON, Editor and Proprietor. SUBSCKIITIONS. Republican, one year, cash in advance . . S 1 00 Subscriptions on lime. 1 50 Republican and N. Y. Tribune, one year. . 1 25 ADVERTISING KATES furni>hed on applica? tion. . Correspondence solicited. The publishers of. The Rkitdlicax arc not re? sponsible for opinions expressed by Corrcspon dents. Tim Republican is entered at the Pott-offlce at Tazewel), Virginia, as second-class matter. THURSADY, APRIL 29,1897. ARE THEY SINCERE? The people generally are very anxious to have a return of prosperity in the business of the country. They got heartily tired ol the conditions that prevailed during the administration of Mr. Cleveland, when tariff reform was given a trial. It was the dissatisfaction created by the failure of the Democratic policy on the tariff which re? stored tiie Republican party to control ol the government. The people were deeply interested. They put the Republican party in power again and they are, without regard to party affiliation, desirous of see ing a test made of the Republican policy of protection. It is only the lenders oi politicians of the Democratic persuasior. who are anxious to see the Republicai policy fail. They pretend to be very so licitous about the welfare, of the people and claim to sincerely favor any legislatioi or policy that will relieve the country fron the business depression that has prevailed so long, but they offer every small ubsta cle thev can think of to the Republicai programme. The Republicans have made no effort i< hide the position they occupy. They hav< contended that the overshadowing ques tion is the tariff, while Democrats hav< argued that the Republicans willbeunabli to lestore prosperity by means of a pro tective tariff. If the former are sincere ii their belief why object to the use of tin present favorable opportunity of proving which position is correct? The fact is tin Democratic politicians are not sincere ii their views or conduct. They seek fc avoid the issue which the Republicans ar deliberately trying to make. They are ev idently afraid of it. If they are not the] ought to withdraw all foo'ish opposition t the passage of the new tariff law. Whet the law is tried, if it f.dl to produce the rt suits predicted by its friends, the peopl cau then pass in judgment upon it. Th Republicans are not afraid to make th trial. It is only the Democratic politician who are trying to avoid the issue. A BANKRUPT LAW. Thert can be no question that the court try has been in need for several yeais of good general bankrupt law. Congress ha heretofore recognized the fact, but ha been unable to agree upon a measure. Th Torey bill w.is passed by the la?t House c Representatives but the Senate was op posed to it. A compromise measure known as the Nelson bankrupt bill, ha just passed the Senate, and it is to be hope that it is sufficiently meritorious to receiv the sanction of the House of Represents tives. It is a comparatively brief bill which permits debtors owing ?200 or mon to go into bankruptcy, reserving what i. exempt by the law of their States, and re ceive a discharge. The bill also provide that where a debtor owes S-300 ormoreanc who is unable to pay his indebtedness, bu Eeeks to defraud his creditors by transfer ring or encumbering his property, his cred itors can force him into bankruptcy. A CORRECTION In the Republican of the 22nd inst. an editorial was published on theMarshalshir, in which we made the statement that there was "no longer any candidate from the Ninth District but the Hon. Henry Bowen." It seems that we were mis? informed, a* Mr. Stuart P. Lindsey, oi Abingdon, is still a candidate, and writes us he will remain in the field until the contest is ended. -??> The gold Democrats in Virginia are very anxious to unite with the silver Demo? crats for the gubernational election this year. Whether the silver men will giv< them a chnnce 's not yet determined. The gold men insist that the party plat? form shall say nothing about the money question, but this will hardly be permit? ted by tl.e silver men, who are hugely in the majority. The Palmer and Bucknei supporters will have to swallow a free silver platform if they unite with the Bryanites next Fall. We see that a gi-od-roads convention is to beheld at Lexington, Va., fn June. What objection would there l>e to such a convention being held in the Ninth Dis? trict? The sentiment is growing all over the State in favor of better roads, and no part of Virginia needs good-roads more than the Southwest. How can Greece fail in her conflict with Turkey? The whole civilized world seems to be in sympathy with the plucky little nation that refuses to be coerced by the cruel Turk, who is assisted by the so-called Christian powers of Europe. Vote against calling a constitutional convention. Don't fail to go to the polls and perform this patriotic duty at the election next month. BALLOT THIEF Not so Bad as the Man Who, by Constitu? tion or Law, Robs His Fellow-Citizen of the Right to Vote. A Norfolk Pilot.l The monarchical doctrine inspires and justifies all the frauds on our ballot-boxes, and these frauds are venial and trivial in comparison with the fraud, force and fla? grant outrage of taking from any man (save for crime or natural disability), whether under the forms of law or not, his right, God-given and inherent in Iiis intelligent and rational manhood (well backed by his physical and moral manhood), to full equality in sell-government. It is a breach of common faith and natural equity which at once absolves all its subjects or victims from every obligation to the civil compact, and justifies them in any revolt against the organization of society which thus disfran? chises, excludes and outcasls them. It is in vain, upon any pretext of superiority, that any man, or set of men, seeks to ex? cuse or justify this assumption of right to enslave or degrade another man, or set of men; and it is equally in vain to attempt to make a crime any the less a crime by perpetrating it under color of law, or by and through a prostitution of constitu? tional forms and ceremonies. The fellow who robs his fellow-citizen of his ballot at the polls, in any way, is a petty offender by the side of him who robs, or attempts to rob, by law or constitution, large classes of his fellow-men?good and law-abiding people?of the all inclusive riifht (the right without a Inch one has no right) which is the only assurance of liberty,?his liberty, as well as theirs whom he (with no more just power or greater rights than they) would i bus n>b. If this great right be not secure, theu men have no right that is, or can be. Life, liberty, property .and the pursuit of happi? ness in all its varied forms and directions. ?all, at once become the sport of chance, opinion, caprice?of venal machination and of usurped power. It is the sheet-anchor of human liberty and right; and once lost, there is nothing safe from the wind and waves of mob-rule, the misrule of usurping oligarchy and tyranny, or (he wild chaos of anarchy. It is the rock upon which rests the Temple of Peace; and without it, we build on sand. THE TARIFF AND PRICES. Some Useful Information Th:d Will Offset Free Trade Misinformation. Boston "Journal" (Rep.). One of the large grocery houses of this city sends out, in the regular course of its business, and wholly free from political prejudice one way or the other, this list of imported goods which "are likely to ad? vance in price on account of the additional dutj proposed by the tarifr bill now pending btfore Congress:'*? Clarets, S&uternes, burgundies, hock and moselle wines, cordials and punches, gin, rum, brandy, Scotch and Irish whiskey, cocoa wine, bay rum. ale and stout, beer, ginger ale, soda water, mineral waters, bitters and vermouth, lime juice, cigars and tobacco, sponges, sugars, split peas, table ornaments, German flavors, chop frills, lace mats, etc., barley and groats, extract of beef, cocoa and chocolate, gelatine, mustard, fruits glaccs, nuts and almonds, cheeses, pickles and sauces, olive oil, macaroni, spanghetti, etc., veg? etable- in tins and jars, pates and truffles, canned meats, preserves, soap? and per? fumery. A glance at this list is sufficient to show that most of thesi artic'es the cost oi which may bi increased by the new tarjfl can fairly he classed as luxurits. Indeed barring mineral waters and extract, ol beef which are of medicinal *value sponges, f I sugar, cheeses, macaroni and soaps, there is scarcely one of the articles which would be regarded as neccessary of daily life. Those odd individuals who are fond of exhorting us to follow Great Britain's example in our economic policy will be enlightened to learn that 'Tree trade'' country derives a revenue of about $100,000,000 a year from "tariff taxes" not only on tobacco, wine, spirits, cocoa, foreign fruits, etc., but also on coffee and tea, which in the United States are regarded as neccessaries, not luxuries, and for more than twenty years have been upon the j i free list. t. The Cheap Clothing Fake. Philadelphia Press.} The opponents of a protective tariff having been driven from pillar to post in their perspiring efforts to find some valid reason for opposing the Dingley bill have been compelled to fall back on the old claim that the bill, if it becomes a law, will cause an immense rise in the cost of clothing. One Boston free trade news? paper, for instance, makes the assertion that the cloth inanordinarysuit of clothes' which now costs abous $14, will under the operation of the Dingley schedule be in creased to S23 or 2G. The purpose of these free trade newspapers is evidently to re peat the scare raised in 1890 and frighten people into protesting against the passage of the Dinglev bill and into voting against the Republican party If these newspapers were amenable to argument it would be possible to show them the fallacy of their .assertions. But they are not. They recklessly throw out their statements and leave them to work their way through the free trade news? papers and, as they hope, into the minds of the people. If the error is shown they pay no attention to it, but go right on and make another assertion equally untrue It will be well to look at some of the statements made. The Providence 'Journal," for instance, said that on a on a moderate estimate the $200,000,000 which the Dingley tariff is expected to raise for the Government will cost the people SI ,300,000,000 in advanced prices The utter preposterousness of these figures is evident to any intelligent person, and yet the statement is being generally quoted in Democratic newspapers and the "Journal" has made no attempt to correct its assertions although shown the fallacy of it. Again, "Harper's Weekly" claims that the Dingley bill "is probably the worst tariff bdl that has ever been drawn," that it is "a socialistic grab-bag into which all who will pay the price may plunge their greedy hands." It is difficult to deal with patience and in decorous language with such statements or to believe that they are made by intelligent persons. Such instances of distortion and gross misrepresentation might be repeated with? out number. As to the claim that clothing will be iucreased enormously in the price by the Dingley bill, if it becomes a Jaw, any man can test it practically by entering a clothing store and comparing prices asked now and those ruling under the He Kinjley law. He will find that the difference is inconsiderable if there is any difference. When the Wilson law went into effect and men inquired of their tailors what reduction would be made in the price of clothing they were told, in the great majority of cases, that there would be no reduction. When they demanded the reason they were asked if they knew how much dif? ference a high or a low tariff made in the cost of the clothes, ami if they expressed ignorance the reply was that in a suit costing from $25 to $.'50 the difference was less than $1 and even less in a suit selling at a lower figure. With so little change in pi ice of the material and the labor costing the same tailors did not think it worth while to make any reduction. And that is all the benefit the public has had from the free wool tariff and Hie destruction of the sheep industry of the country. When Mr. McKinley was defending his own bill in Congress in 1890 he held up a ready-made suit of clothes from Boston, which, for its quality, was as good as could have been made for the same price in free trade England. It was such a suit of clothes :is is worn by the great majority of men in the United States. Such suits can be made again under the Dingley schedules and they will cost the workingman little if any more than be has been paying for the "cheap presidents" made in Bradford, Eng., and which he has been wearing un? der the Wilson law, and, besides, he will have the work a protective tariff brings. He has worn "cheap presidents"so much, in fact, and has stood around idle so long while the work he should have had has been done abroad, that he is not likely to j be deceived again by the cheap clothing fake of the free traders. BATTLE WITH BANDITS. Mexican Soldiers Frustrated in Attempt? ing to Capture Desperadoes. Nooai.es, Ariz., April 21.?Senor Juan Salazar, the president-mayor of Santa Cruz, a Mexican town about thirty miles from here, came to Nogales to inform by tele? graph the State authorities of a battle that bad taken place at Lochifl between five soldiers and some outlaws who are wanted by the Mexican officials. The soldiers requested the bandits to surrender, whereupon they all drew guns and commenced firing, retreating through the back door. In the encounter which ensued, over eight shots were exchanged, resulting in the killing of one bandit ami the wounding of a soldier. After the am? munition had given out the desperadoes returned.to the Arizona side. An effort tc extradite the law breakers will probably be made. HYPNOTIC SUBJECT BURIED. Person in Trance to Remain in Grave Three Days. Si.MCuK, Ont., April 21.?A hypnotist named Ferris placed a subject in a trance here yesterday afternoon and buried bin six feet under ground, there to remain three days. Sheriff Jackson ami a posse ol officers appealed on the scene as the grave was filled in and ordered the professor tc take the man out or suffer arrest. The professor refused, stating that he was violating no law, and after consulta? tion with the county attorney the Sherifi finds he can take no action. The subject is supplied with air through a box. Hit face, which can be seen, resembles that o: a corpse, but has not the extreme pallor. PERSONAL NOTES. Prince Bismarck describes himself as "a ? bankrupt in nerves." The neuralgic pain in his jaws often makes it difficult for him to open his mouth. Senator Mason, of Illinois, says that it cost him half Ids salary last month to write letters to office seekers. He devotes sev? eral hours every day to seeing personally office hunters who call on him. 'filenames in the new city government at St. Louis sound like a Reichstag roll call. Mr. Ziegenhein is mayor, and amon? the other successful candidates for munici? pal office are Messrs. Besch, Wenneker, Re'mstedler, Meier, Cast, Gaus, Kratz, Thuner, and so forth. The Hon. S. F. Smith, recently elected mayor of Davenport, la., is the eldest son of the late Dr. S. F. Smith, the author of ?'America." lie has for many years been a distinguished lawyer in that city, a prom? inent Republican and a gentleman greatly respected by his fellow-citizens. An eccentric old member of the British Parliament has tried in vain for fifty years to get a bill passed preventing window eleanersfrem standing outside the windows. "I introduce it," he said, "not forthesake of the window cleaners, but for the sake of the people below, on w hom they might fall. The idea of the bill was suggested to me by the fear that a window cleaner might fall on myself." Henry Russell, who was born at Sherner on December 24, 1812, is the oldest living English composer. He has composed and published more than 800 songs. His song, "('beer, Boys, Cheer!" is the air played by the guards drum and fife band when a British regiment leaves for abroad, and "A Life on the Ocean Wave" was in 1889 adopted by order of the Admiralty as the special march of the royal marines. -.??? GENERAL NEWS. Of the four great attractions in Boston on Monday, the bicycle races attracted the greatest number of people. The attend? ance was as follows: Horse show, 5,000; Marathon race, 0,000; baseball, 12,000; Dedham road race, 20,000. The Agricultural Department is sending out to farmers and experimental stations a large amount oi beet sugar seed, with a view to determine the feasibility of grow? ing beets in certain sections. There is no reason why this country should not pro? duce all the sugar it consumes. We are now paying foreign countries about one hundred million dollars annually for sugar. Remarkable results have been obtained by the Lowell Observatory, which was transferred from Flagstaff, Ariz., to Mexico, e .rly in December, for the purpose of observing the apposition of Mare and measuring southern doubie stars, and is now to be shipped back to its original loca? tion. Dr. I,ee,who was in charge of the ob? servatory, anuounce that since January 1 more than 100,000 double and triple stars have been measured. More than half were new, having never been reported by an astronomer. The report will be the largest and most important addition to southern stellar astronomy since obser tivaons of Sir John Herscbel. Merchants,Attenlipn HUFF, ANDREWS &, THOMAS, Wholesale Grocers, Merchant Millers and Segdarnen, Headquarters for Mill Products, Provisions, Field Seeds And Grocers' Supplies In General. jlnsy Sell Merchants Only and Should be A ^ Patronized Largely p I By the Trade of the Clinch Valley. BLUEFIELD, W. VIRGINIA, New Warehouse?166 ft. long, 52 ft. wide. Floor Space?25,S7<j Dinare feet. You can have one of their Grocer's Journals mailed you regularly (free) by asking for it. It will interest you._ POBST &WINGO, China and Glasswares We have fine Carlsbad and Haviland Dinner and Tea Sets, handsomely decorated and of elegant de? signs. China Dessert Sets, Berry Sets in China or glass, After-dinner and Individual CoH'ec Sets, beau tiful China Statuettes and Vases, Jardinears, Cake Baskets and. in fact, the most complete line of China and Queensware ever seen in this section. We have Glass Tumblers in great quantities, line and cheap. Flower Tots all sizes. Baseball Goods and Fishing Tackle. We have a complete stock of Baseball Goods and Fishing Tackle. The best Cigars, Chewing and Smoking Tobacco. It Still Continues. Our sacrifice shoe sale still continues. We are going out of the shoe business. Don't fail to take advantage advantage of our shoe sale. D tsxdt **aJ> n VV P.?b5t Building, Tszewell, Va. arknes 9 Which Do You Prefer? If 3*011 want light, we can furnish you lamps cheaper than you ever bought them. Our stock is large and must be reduced, so prices go down to about cost. Lamps that were - $2,00 now $1,50 Lamps that were - 2,50 " 1,7(5 Rochester Banquets that were 3.60 " 2.75 Rochester Banquets " 2.75 " 2.00 Handsome Lamps with Shades were i .50 11 1,00 Lamps with Shades that were l.oo " .75 Many cheaper styles at equally reduced prices. Now is your time to buy beautiful lamps at bottom prices. PEERY& DODD. Underselling Store. Millinery The Knack Of Knowing: ?ow t0 nu,fc tocher the flowers, andI rib I-s bons and laces and ornaments is hair the battle in our achievement of success. Unless the knack is. an acquirement, no matter how expenseve or stylish a frame you may buy it is likely to be spoilt in the make-up. Hat trimming is a specialty with us?we Study styles and how to trim stylishly from those who know how. Violets, a bunch - - 10c to 40c Roses, a bunch - - ? - 5c to $1.50 Tafleta Ribbon, all silk, best colors, 3 in wide 25c yd u " " " 4 in 35c to 50c TAZEWELL MILLINERY CO. Clinch Valley Roll CEDAR BLUFF, VA., The Best Equipped Mills in southwest Virginia. Manufactures Higb grade Koller Flour and all kinds of Mill Feed. Our "INVINCI? BLE" brand of Fancy Patent Flour is pronounced the best in the market. Our other celebrated brands are "FREE SILVER," 'TKIDE OF THE VALLEY," and "RISING SL'N." All our flour guaranteed. Capacity! 50 barrels Flour and 200 bushels Meal Daily. Custom m inding carefully and promptly done. A customer who tries our Flour and meal stays with us. HI66INB0THAM & KIRBY, Proprietors, C. T. PATTON, BLACKSMITH -AND GENERAL - REPAIRER TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA. (Yost's Old Stand) Iain prepared to execute, at short notice and on reasonable terms, a\'. 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 J. B. Crawford, where he is prepared to do everything per? taining to that branch. W. W. MOORE & CO, Tazetvell, Va., Tin and Sheetiron Workers AND ROOFERS. (?-GUTTERING a specialty. All kinds / of Repairing done. Pi iees/easonable and WORK GUARANTEED. 11-12,96. J. B. CAUDILL, TAZEWELL, YA $200 STOCK OF Hawkes' Spectacles At H. W. POBST'S, TAZEWELL, ? ? VIRGINIA BAY STALLION. Sire Electioneer, sire of Arion, 2:075 (that sold for $125,000 when two years old) and 153 other standard per? formers. 1st dam Planetia by Planet, 2d " I-a Henderson " Lexington, 3d " Kitty Clark by " Imp'd. Clencoe, 4th " Miss Obstinate " Sumpter, 5th ,: Jennie Slamerken by Tijjer, 6th " Paragon by Imp'd Buzzard, 7th " Indiana " Columbus. Planeteer's breeding and in? dividuality are of the very best. Parties having Fancy Boy, Rob Roy, Lord Gordon, Spend rift, Black Diamond and Midnight Mares should not fail to accept of this opportu? nity. TERMS $10.00 CASH. Fee Heretofore Has Been $50. Mares proving not to be in foal can be returned during the season of 1898 and served free. Address: WALTON STOCK FARM, FALLS MILLS, VA. Wanted?An Idea Protect your Ideas: thoy may bring you wealth. Wrlfc^HOHX WEODKKBUKN & CO., Patent Attor? neys, Washington, D. C. for their $1.800 prize offer and new list of one thousand inventions wanted. THE OLD FAVORITE, "PAUL JONES." Is handled by the reliable Liquor Dealers, Tcmpkins Brothers, POCAHONTAS, VIRGINIA. They Solicit the Tazewell Trade. All mail orders will receive our prompt attention. HARDWARE M I All kinds of Hard ware, Cooking and _ Heating Stoves, Fur 4niture, House Furn f ishing Goods, Lamps 1 and Lamp Fixtures SADDLES, WAGON AND BUGGY HARNESS, COLLARS, PADS, BLIND and RIDING BRIDLES. ?.-THE SYRACUSE PLOW. We guarantee they will please you better than any plow on the market. We will sell you a first-class Sewing Machine for $20.00 and the best in the world for $30.00, Guaranteed. oss & greever. TAZEWELL, VA Tazewell Planing Mils Q. W- ?@S? ? 66-> Proprietors. fwyv We arc now ready to do any kind of work In RIPPING AND PLANING LUMBER, MOULDINGS and BRACKETS -OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, Window and 1e)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. Greenawalt & Co., Dealers in and Manufacturers of KOMMENTS -TOMBSTONES Iron Fencing and all kisds of Ceme tary work done in the neatest style. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, WYTHEYILLE, VIRGINIA, Wallace Caldwell, W. O. Young, Jxo. L. Caldwell, _ Tazewell, Va., Jackson, Ohio, CALDWELL BROS, & YOUNG. TAZEWELL, - - - VIKGIXIA, -DEALERS IN? ITALIAN AND AMERICAN MARBLE, GRANITE MONUMENTS Statuary and all Kinds of Cemetery Work. We are m 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 stock at the residence et VV. G. Young. Give us your orders, they will be promptly filled, and we will save you money. For further information apply to W. G. YOUNG, OrT. M. HAWKINS, Sr., Traveling Aeent. HE NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, FOR FARMERS AND VILLAGERS, FOR FATHERS AND MOTHERS. FOR SONS AND DAUGHTERS, Fol: ALL THE FAMILY. With the close of the Presidential campaign THE TRIBUNE recog? nizes the fact that the American people are now anxious to give their at? tention to home and business interests. To meet this condition, politics will have far less space and prominence, until another State or National occasion demands a renewal of the light for the principles fur which THE TRIBUNE has lobored from its inception to the present day, and won its greatest victories. Everv possible effort will he put forth, and money freely spent, to make THE WEEKLY TRI BUKE pre-eminently a NA? 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