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The Tazewell Republican
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TAZEWELL, YA.,
WILLIAM C. PENDLETON,
Editor ami Proprietor.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1897.
A FINE OPPORTUNITY.
For years the Republicans of Virginia
have had no Bach opportunity to make a
successful contest with the opposition as is
presented this year. With united forces it
will not be impossible to defeat the combi?
nation whose chief reliance is the success?
ful operation of the election machinery. If
the Republicans are not united it will be
the result of selfish and incapable leader?
ship. The masses of the party are satislied
with what Republican government is doing
for the country and are eager to place our
State in the Republican column.
la addition to this the so-called Democ?
racy is divided in many sections of the
State and are engaging in strifes with each
other. They have beuun to practice fraud
in contests in their own ranks, and in their
eager struggle for the loaves and fishes are
creating dissensions that will surely be use?
ful to our party. With these conditions
existing it will be worse than folly for the
Republicans to adopt a policy of inactivity.
No such }K)licy is deshed by the rank and
file. They are eager for the fray; and the
State committee will make a great mistake
if it fails to call a convention and give the
people an opportunity to make the tight.
If the convention should not be called from
selfish reasons and purposes, the members,
of the committee who direct such action
will be guilty of a crime for which they will
be severely punished.
HONEST ELECTIONS.
Some of the Democratic papers in Vir?
ginia, that are the advocates of honest elec?
tions, advise the Republicans to make nc
contest, but let the Democrats run the en?
tire shop, and in that way secure fair elec
tions. In other words, if the Republican;
make no fight the Democrats won't cheat
and if they do make a struggle the Demo
crats will continue to practice fraud. Ever
if the Republicans should stand aside th<
Democrats of certain counties in the Statt
have become so accustomed to fraud thai
they would steal from each other. Recenl
primaries and local contests have prove;
this. It has become a {nut and parcel o
their political nature. The course for tin
Republicans to pursue is to continue t(
battle against fraud. Advice from a Dem
ocratic source not to do so shonld be ig
nored, and such advice coming from Re
publican leadership is an indication o
weakness or selfishness.
The only way to destroy a persisten
wrong is to fight it persistently. Oar ad
vice to Pepublicans is to put up the llaj
and keep on fighting until the right pre
vails.
THE ADVENT OF PROSPERITY.
There are some who still claim that pros
perity has not come and is not coming un
der a Republican administration. Sinc<
ihe new tariff has been put in operatioi
trade has revived, and we have announce
ments coming from all sections of the open
ing of new factories and the increased ca
pacity of old ones. We publish in anothei
column seven telegrams, each dated Aug
5th, which we clipped from a free trad(
Democratic paper, that expressed, on tin
editorial page of the same issue from whicl
we clipped the telegrams, grave doubts as
to the return of prosperity.
With our mills and factories all busy oi
getting ready to go to work, with farn
products constantly improving in prices
how is it possible for people to say that w<
are not being relieved of the long period o:
depression which followed the adoption o:
a Democratic tariff policy?
DEATH OF MAL R. TAYLOR SCOTT.
It \>as with profound regret we heard o:
the death of Major R. Taylor Scott, attor
ney-general of Virginia, which occurred al
his home, at Warrenton, Ya., on lasl
Thursday night at 10:45 o'clock. He was
a gentleman and tine lawyer, and hac
filled the position of attorney-general fron
January 1st, 1S90 until his death. Hi;
services in that place had beeu most ac
ceptable to the people of the Common
wealth, and if he had lived he would, n(
doubt, have been tenominated by the con
vention of the Democratic party, which is
now in session at Roanoke.
Tue Republicans of Tazewell county wil
assemble in mass meeting on nextTuesdav
for the purpose of selecting a candidate
for the House of Delegates. There should
be a large turn out of the people, and wis
dorn should be exercised in the selectior
of a candidate. A number of gentlemen
of high character and great merit have
been spoken of, and any of them can be
elected. It will be the duty of the party,
however, to select one who can poll the
largest possible vote. This is desired to
Bwell the Republican vote as much as pos?
sible in the State and in the Senatorial dis?
trict. The Republican has no preference
among the worthy gentlemen who have
been mentioned by their friends, the peo?
ple must select, but they should act with
discretion.
_..._?>.?.-.
What is the use of going to Alaska for
gold since the Republican party has
pledged itself to give us golden times and
golden opportunities for making it.?Roa
noke World.
?And the Republican party is redeeming
its pledge. It made no pledge to profes?
sional calamity howlers. They could not
appreciate it, and would not if they could.
We suspect it is to escape their howling
that so many are going to Alaska, or it
may be that a large part of them are free
sUveritea, and go there to hunt gold as an
evidence of their greater love for silver.
?
If there is any improvement in trade
throughout the country we hope it will
act like smallpox and spread from one end
to the other. We want good times every?
where.?Roanoke World.
Even if the trade revival should be like
confluent smallpox, it would hardlv satisfy
the calamity howlers who are possessed of
the free silver craze in such a virulent
form. They would swear it did not par?
take of the nature of smallpox, but was a
mild form of measles.
Our esteemed contemporary, the Nor
; folk Pilot, is devoting a <:ood deal of edito
i rial space to proving that the silver plank
I in the Maryland platform is not astraddle.
Did it ever occur to Bro. Elam that Mr.
Gorman intended it to be a straddle'.' This,
we believe, can be shown if the Pilot will
submit its construction ot the plank to Mr.
Gorman, and see if he endorses it.
The coal operators of Pennsylvania are
now applving to the courts for a process to
mine coal by injunction. Great is the in?
junction!?Norfolk Pilot.
Yes, and we are informed that Demo?
cratic courts in Virginia are granting the
very kind of injunctions that our Demo?
cratic friends last year denounced as ''gov?
ernment by injunction."
Marcus Baker, an officer of the govern
i ment geological survey, who has been
'? studying the great gold finds, reports a
steady increase in the production of the
1 precious metal. He says the available
supply today is three ti nes that of fifty
years ago, ami the per capita of gold has
quadrupled in fifty years.
R. G. Dun's review of trade last week,
> and Bradstreet's also of last week, give
. most encouraging reports of the business
. interests of the country. Dun says, "dis
j patches from all parts of the country given
this week show a gratifying improve
. ment." Bradstreet takes a most ro
, seate view of the situation.
?
Mr. Paeston, director of the govern
[ ment mint, estimates the gold production
t of the world for 1896 to have been $205,
! 000,000, of which the United States pro
f duced over $03,000,000. Tor 1S07 it is
i thought the world's gold product will be
) $240,000,000, an increase of $C5,000,<'00
- over 1896.
Br:o. Ei.am, of the Norfolk Pilot, is des
f perately anxious to have the Democratic
party take a bold stand for "good roads."
t Give them a few of your strong whacks on
- a good, honest election law.
Egos are worth $17 a dozen in the Klon?
dike regions. That would make them
worth about $40 in free silver. We doubt
very much if the Alaska egg sellers would
take silver for their eggs.
Prosperity comes in just as the Wilson
bill goes out. Prosperity quit the country
about the time the said bill became a law.
This presents a picture any man ought to
recognize.
The Campaign in Ohio.
Philadelphia Press.]
Making allowance for probable exagger?
ation in some of the reports it is evident
that preparations aie in progre;s for a
campaign in Ohio of little less energy than
that which characterizes a closely fought
Presidential canvass. This determination
has had manifestation on both sides. This
was a matter of course, for when one party
enters upon such a campaign the other
must match it in some degree if it expects
to have any phtce in the running.
It is not at all a surprise to hear that
great effort in Ohio is in contemplation.
The election there is by all odds the most
important one of theyearinageneral party
sense, aud is certain to be of much signifi?
cance. The governor and other State offi?
cer" are to be chosen, together with a leg?
islature which will elect a United States
Senator. These stakes alone would render
the situation an important one, and more
particularly in view of the desirability of
saving every Republican membership in
the United States Senate, in order that un?
disputed Republican control of that body
may be resumed in the near future. Ohio
is also the President's State, and for that
reason occupies a most interesting position
in the politics of the country.
But there are other reasons which at this
time make it a political battleground of
most unusual importance. Tor years be?
fore unwholesome financial theories were
much advanced anywhere else they found
active cultivation in Ohio. For thirty
years almost the Democratic party has been
tainted in this respect. It has given more
or less encouragement in all that time to
every proposition to discredit the currency
of the nation through irredeemable green?
backs, wild inflation and the repudiation
involved in the unlimited and independent
coinage of a 45 cent silver dollar. These
facts and the close vote in 1892 caused the
Bryan Democrats last year to look with
hope to the Buckeye State. Their defeat
by 50,000 hrs not been enough to discour?
age them in a renewed effort this year into
which they expect to put all their resources.
The issue is a square one, and the same
as that of last year. It is a campaign that
will be fought out on national questions.
The result will have an important effect.
If it were possible for the Democrats to
win it woulil be heralded over the country
as a victory for all that is set down in the
Chicago platform of last year. It would
be announced as a reversal of the judg?
ment of that m eat State on the silver issue,
and it would be declared as indicative that
the next Congress would be in the hands
of the dishonest money party, and that
that party would also elect tue next Presi?
dent. Such a victory in Ohio would be a
grave misfortune at a time when the coun?
try is fairly recovering from the menace of
the last Presidential campaign and the mis?
eries of four years of Democratic depress?
ion.
On the other hand, a decisive Republi?
can triumph in Ohio would greatly assist
in confirming confidence in the future and
in the perpetuation of industrial peace and
business tranquility. The issue is so mo?
mentous it can be no surprise that the
campaign is to have the activity of a Pres?
idential year. There will be no question
of the result if by this method the people
are made sensible of the importance of vot?
ing and thereby doing their part.
-<?>
At the request of Gen. Jas. A. Walker,
the Republican member of Congress from
the 9tli District, and also a prominent
member of the State executive committee,
and in accordance with the expressed wish
of a large number of Republicans, Col.
Lamb, State Republican chairman, recently
called a meeting of the State committee,
to meet in Washington to consider the
question of calling a State convention. This
call was made through the secretary of the
State committee. The kicking members of
die State committee, determined if possi?
ble to prevent the holding of a State con?
vention for reasons known and read of all
men, ignored this call and further ignored
Col. Lamb by calling the State committee
together in Lynchburg on the ISth of Au?
gust, without notifying Col. Lamb of their
action. As we said last week, and as we
propose to say again and again if necessary,
the people are going to have a State con?
vention. The cry for it comes from every
section of the State, and the masses, who
always favor fail play and the due recog?
nition of constituted authority, have tired
of a policy which is wrecking the parly by
seeking to subordinate all party ends and
measures to the aggrandizement of certain
members of the State committee. The
people made the State committee and they
will "unmake" it when the existence of
the party in this State, after its long strug?
gle for existence, demands that such ac?
tion be taken. We again sound the warn?
ing and we pledge the voice and sentiment
of the masses of Virginia Republicans to
the statement that it would be well for
those who are authorized to call this con?
vention to heed this warning.?Page
Courier, Aug. 5th, 1S97.
FRANCE EXPECTS GOOD RATES.
Minister of Commerce Beckons on Fullest
Reciprocity.
Paris, August 4.?France expects to ob?
tain the greatest special privileges under
the new American tariff, to judire from a
"Gaulois" interview with M. Boucher, the
minister of commerce.
lie is quoted as declaring that it "should
not for a moment be doubted that Presi?
dent McKinley will spontaneously grant to
France 20 per cent, tariff reduction, as per?
mitted by the Dingley bill."
M. Boucher is reported to have added:
"It is, of course, only on this condition
that France will continue to grant the
United States the customs concessions ar?
ranged as a quid pro quo for the economic
advantages which have now disappeared.
In asking for the reduction France will
cite the favors accorded to imports from
the United States and thelibeial legislation
enabling American insurance companies to
operate in France in competition with the
home companies."
Communicated.
Cedar Bluff, Va., August 7, '07.
Editor Republican:
In your issue of the 5th inst. we noticed
another good man suggested for the Legis?
lature; and our heart swelled a little with
pride as we exclaimed, oh, wiiat a vast for?
est of good, sound timber Tazewell Repub?
licans have to select from. But whether
this timber was originally grown on Taze?
well soii or transplanted heie from some
neighboring county is of no consequence
so long as it is sound and suitable for the
purpose for which it is to be used.
Mr. T. A. Gillespie is indeed a good man,
but the fact of him being born and raised
in Tazewell county does not prove that
other gentlemen, whose names have been
mentioned, are not as true and loyal to the
interest of the party and county as lie. If
Mr. Gillespie should be the choice of the
convention it will give us great pleasure and
delight to support him; but we think the
writer who signs himself "Republican Vo?
ters" has, in his eagerness to make known
the good qualities already so well known
in Mr. Gillespie, overlooked the fact that
the tone of his communication seeks to de?
grade the standard of true Republicanism,
entertained by some of the best and truest
Republicans that ever raised a voice in fa?
vor of good government.
Republican voters surely cannot ques?
tion the loyalty of such men as the Ilon
orables W. G. Mustard, John G." Watts,
W. G. Young, Henry Bowen, Jr., or last,
but by no means least, that gallant, young
Republican, who is the pride of the west
end, the choice of the masses and a cham?
pion of Republicanism, W. B. Spratt, of
Riehlands.
Shall we throw a man overboard simply
because he happened to be born a few hun?
dred yards the other side of the Tazewell
county line. If this is all that can be said
against our favorite we think nothing more
is needed to commend him to the public,
and that such arguments will elevate him
in the minds of the people.
Jerry F.
The natives of Alaska seldom change
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considered the filthiest lace of beings on
the earth.
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asy to Operate
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Don't
Think
Because the Soda Water you drink at some fountains
makes you sick that all soda water is just alike, but a
glass from our fountain never makes anyone sick.
Why?
Because we exercise the greatest care in preparing
our syrups from fresh, ripe fruit and granulated sugar,
and keep them in porcelain containers well iced. It is
the sour, corroded, impure syrup that makes you sick.
()urs never sours nor corrodes. Nothing but Mitchell's
Transparent Ice used in our Soda. Water.
Try O i t i *
Alaska Snowsball!
It is a novelty and is pronounced unequalled as a
drink.
TAZEWELL DRUG CO.,
GEO. H. LANDON, M'GR.
POBST &WINGO,
China and Glassware:
Have You Examined Our Stock and Prices?
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 Coffee 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, fine and cheap.
Flower Pots all sizes.
Baseball Goods and Fishing Tackle.
We have a complete stock of Baseball Goods and
shing Tackle.
The best Cigars,, Chewing and Smoking Tobacco.
Fruit Jars.
200 dozen Fruit Jars, one-half gallons and quarts
Lower prices than ever.
POBST & WINGO,
Pobst Building, Tazewell, Va.
Have just received a Car Load of Earthen
and Stone Ware, the finest quality. Ves?
sels from one-half gallon to six gallons in
size.
We have a nice stock of .Fishing Tackle
?-jointed rods, reels, grass and linen lines,
hooks, with and without snoods.
FRUIT JARS.
We have a large quantity of Fruit Jars, all
sizes, which we are selling at bottom prices. Q
All kinds of Staple and Fancy Groceries. X
PEERY&DODD. g
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HARDWARE AND FURNITURE.
/ All kinds of Hard- I
k ware, Cooking and J
* Heating Stoves, Fur-*
jtniture, 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 yon a first-class Sewing Machine for $20.00 and the best in the
world for $30.00, GnaraBteed.
MOSS & GREEVER,
TAZEWELL, A,
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TAZEWELL
COLLEGE
.FOR.
BOYS AND GIRLS.
Seventh Annual Session
Opens September 7,1897
.AND CLOSES.
MAY 18, 1898.
The Session just closed
was most satisfactory to
PUPILS, PATRONS AND IN?
STRUCTORS,
The enrollment this session exceeds that
of any previous year?reaching 161, thus
giving logical endorsement to the natural
principle of co-education.
The college will be continued under the
same management.
BOARD,ROOM,FUEL, LIGHTS
PER SESSION, $90.
Tuition. Literary Department - 30.00
11 Music " " - 30.00
" (in classes of two) each 20.00
Twenty per ct. discount on board if paid
monthly in advance.
You must bring with you one pair of
sheets, blankets, towels and pillow cases.
Boys' boarding department in the col?
lege building, under the direct supervision
of the president.
Girls' boarding department near the
college chapel with Mrs. J. X. Harman.
For further information apply to
A. A. FERGUSON, Principal,
Tszewell, Va.
O. T. PATTON,
BLACKSMITH
CENERAL-"REPAIRER
TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA.
(Yost's Old Stand)
Iam prepared to execute, at s_ort
notice and on reasonable terms, af.
clasees of iron work?horse shoeing, all
kinds of repairing, etc.
There is also connected with my estab?
lishment a WOOD-WORKING 'Depart?
ment, under the control of .1. B. Crawford,
where he is prepared to do everything per?
taining to that branch.
W. W. MOORE ? CO,
Tazewell, Va.,
Tin and Sheetiron
Workers
AND ROOFERS.
feg'GUTTERING a specialty. All kinds
of Repairing done. Prices reasonable and
WORK GUARANTEED. 11-12,90.
J. B. CAUDILL,
TAZEWELL. YA
$200 STOCK OF
Hawkes' Spectacles
At H. W. POBST'S,
TAZEWELL, ? ? VIRGINIA
MRS, JENNIE LEWIS,
(Residence?West End)
Milliner and
Dressmaker,
TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA.
Perfect fit guaranteed in every case and
terms very reasonable.
ROBERT D. HUFFORD, M. D?
pi^Siciai^ & Surgeon
TAZEWELL, VA.
Will respond to all calls, day or night?
by telegram or otherwise. (aug27
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! Library 20,000 volumes. Working Laboratory.
Good morals and discipline. Six churches?no
BAR-ROOMS. Healthful mountain climate.
Very moderate expenses: mav be reduced be?
low $150 for nine months (fees, board, Ac.) 45th I
year begins Sept. 15th. Catalogue free. Addre?
Julius D. Dreheb, President.
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We take pleasure in announcing to the public that our
facilities for doing 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.
Dealers in and Manufacturers of
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Iron Fencing and all kinds of Ceme
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