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The Tazewell Republican
rublished every Thursday at
TAZEWKLL, VA.,
??Y?
WILLIAM C. PENDLETON,
Editor aud Proprietor.
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The Republican is entered at the Post-office at
Tazewell, Virginia, as second-class matter.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1S97.
For House of Delegates:
WILLIAM. B. SPRATT.
OUR CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DEL?
EGATES.
On Tuesday the Republicans of Tazewell
county assembled in mass meeting and
nominated at their candidate for the
House of Delegates Mr. W. B. Spratt, of
Richlands. There was a sharp contest for
the honor and,though Mr. Spratt requested
that his name should not be placed before
the meeting, his friends insisted on doiug
so. He is 38 years old, was born and
raised in our sister county Smyth, and is
the son of Hon. Thos. H. Spratt, now de?
ceased, who once represented bis county
in the House of Delegates. Our nominee
moved to this county in lS9o, since which
time he has six times been honored by the
citizens of his town, who have either elected
him as their mayor or as a member of the
town council.
Mr. W. B. Spratt has been a consistent
and earnest Republican, is a man of the
highest character and of unimpeachable
integrity. He has the moral and physical
courage to stand up for his convictions and
for bis party. We place his name at our
masthead witli pleasure, and uige the Re?
publicans of Tazewell to give him a cordial
and rousing support.
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THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET AND PLAT?
FORM.
The State Convention of the Democratic
party assembled at Koanoke on Wednes
day the 11th inst. and completed its work
on Thursday the 12th. It was an assem?
blage of Bryanites with the Populists ex?
cluded, but Populist principles controlling.
As we predicted in our paper last week J.
H?ge Tyler was nominated for governo f by
acclamation. Hon.Ed ward Echols.of Staun
ton, was nominated for lieutenant Governor ,
and Mr. A.J.Montague for attorney general.
The only man of ability on the ticket is
Mr. Montague. Modern Democracy or
Bryanism in Virginia seems to have 8
habit of hunting for small timber for its
gubemational candidates. The Populist
committf e.appointed by the recent conven?
tion of that party, was on hand headed by
llaskins Hobson to urge the Democrats tc
adopt their platform and nominate then
candidate, Capt. Edmund Cocke, foi
lieutenant governor. We are glad the
convention gave the Populists the cold
shoulder. Cocke was placed before it and
ieciived about three hundred votes, that
were given, no doubt, as a matter of policy,
such a lack of consideration for the propo
sition for fusion has angered the Populists.
They ?nd I he democrats have no use foi
fiem when they think they can elect theii
cindidates by the use of the machine.
The treatment the Populists have received
nt the hands of their Popocratic brethren
is well deserved. They have been kicked
pretty hard, we wish they had been kicked
even harder.
It is the evident purpose of the Demo?
crats in the approaching election to use
the machine for all it is worth. They have
selected J. Taylor Ellyson again as then
State chairman. He has been denounced
by the Democratic press as a machine
politician and too unworthy to be made
the candidate of his party for Governor.
His assailants have not hesitated to give
to him the character of an unscrupulous
machine politician, but he has been chosen
to run the campaign again and fraud will
be the chief reliance of the machine.
The most important feature of the plat?
form 18 a reaffirmation of the Chicago plat
foim. Even in that action the conven?
tion tried to play a sharp trick by making
special endorement of certain doctrines of
the party in a subsequent clause. But
in reaffirming the Chicago platform it gave
its endorsement to all the dangerous and
anarchistic doctrines which were embodied
in it at the instigation of Tillman, Atgeld
and other socialists. It gave endorement to
the assault which the friends of the Chica?
go rioters demanded should be made in the
national platform on the Federal courts
and government. We wonder if Maj
Daniel will try to plead the baby act again?
He claimed he was not aware of the mean?
ing of that plank in the national platform
when it was adopted which denounced the
Federal courts and Grover Cleveland for
suppressing the Chicago riots. He had
introduced in the Senate a resolution com?
mending Mr. Cleveland for his conduct in
that affair. At Koanoke he did not raise
hiB voice against that part of the platform
which says: "We reaffirm the platform of
the national Democratic convention
adopted at Chicago in July, 1896."
This reaffirmation is uqualified, and Maj.
Daniel cannot again plead ignorance of its
meaning.
We publish tbe platform in full and ask
our readers to read and carefully preserve
it We shall in future issues frequently 3all
attention to many of its bold assertions and
flagrant misrepresentation of facts.
When Mr. Cleveland was elected in
1802 and the Demociatic party was put
in complete control of the government the
Republicans predicted that a low tariff
would be enacted to take the place of the
protective one. They said this would be
followed by a financial panic and fearful
business depression. What the Republic?
ans predicted came to pass. When
McKinley was elected they told us that
the restoration of the Republican party to
power meant that a protective tariff would
without delay be re-enacted, confidence
would be restored and business bo placed
on a prosperous footing. This last proph?
ecy is now being fulfilled.
The Populists refused to fuse with the
Democrats in Ohio and the Democrats
declined to fuse with the Populists in Vir?
ginia. It looks very much like the various
discordant elements that supported Bryan
in 1896 are not likely to hang lovingly on
each others necks in 1900.
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The" \Vatermelon"delegates Washington
county were recognized at Roanoke by the
Democratic convention,and the "Kickers"
kicked out. Great are the "Water?
melons".
Virginia Democracy is dead in love
with a dishonest dollar and a dishonest
ballot. Upon such meat does it hope to
live.
THE PLATFORM.
How the Democratic Party of Vir?
ginia Stands.
The Democratic party of Virginia, in
convention assembled would remind the
people that the election in November
next, is of vast and far reaching impor?
tance. It involves the choice of peopje at
large, by the people at large, of their chief
executive officers for a term of four years,
viz. Govenor, lieutenant-govenor and
attorney-general. It involves the choice
by the people in the legislative and Sena
toral disticts of another house of delegates
for a term of two years and of twenty-one
Senators for a term of four years. The
general assembly which with the excep?
tion of nineteen senators will then be
charged in time with the duty of electing
comity judges of the State for a term of
six years and important administrative
affairs of the State, and a Senator of the
United States so that the result of the
election will deeply affect the interest of
the people in their domestic and federal
concerns. The Democratic party appeals
to the intelligence and patriotism of the
people, and vouches its record during
successive administrations of the State
government has given it title to their con?
tinued confidence and support.
EDUCATION.
Following the wisdom of the founder of
Democracy it lias cherished and built up
a system of free schools which is now the
pride and ornament of the State. In 1893
the amount appropriated to them was the
sum of$000,000. It is now considerably
over 5900.000. The Female Normal
School of Farmville, the Polytechnic In?
stitute of Blacksburg, the Virginia Military
Institute, the University of Virginia and
the Hampton Institute are all monuments
of the fostering care of Democracy to the
cause of public education. We pledge to
that cause our loyal and generous support
until every child in the commonwealth
shall be assured an opportunity of educa?
tion.
disabled soldiers.
With meagre resources the State has
done the best it could for disabled soldiers
and the widows of soldiers who lost their
lives in the war, and we commend them
to the most generous and favorable consid?
eration that it is possible for the legislature
to extend.
elemosynary institutions.
The institutions of the State for the
insane and the deaf, dumb and blind
show the progress of Democratic care and
they shall ever be the object of our most
tender and generous consideration.
finances.
The finances of the State have been han?
dled by the Democratic party with econ?
omy and skill. It consumated a settle?
ment of a public debt after the subject
had been long a source of turmoil and
trouble and without increasing the rate of
taxation. We applaud the general assem?
bly for its enactments whereby public ex
pences were substantially reduced and
commend to them such careful revision of
the laws as will briug- about more reduc?
tions. The calling of a constitutional con?
vention having been defeated at the polls,
this convention commend to the general
assembly consideration and submission to
the people of such constitutional amend?
ments as may conduce to the utmost econ?
omy of the government consistent with
efficiency.
agricultural interests.
Where good crops test the good hus?
bandry of our tillers of the soil, the de?
pression of prices for agricultural produce
and the general depression on commerce,
mining and manufacturing having so
pressed upon the people that no general
prosperity can exist when agriculture,
the basis of all prosperity and industry is
prostrated. The Democratic party of
Virginia has established a department of
agriculture and will always do its utmost
to promote agriculture as the original,
purest and most beneficent of avocations,
but it well knows that the federal system
of legislation which contracts the currency
and increased taxation must inevitably
result in the depression of agricultural
prosperity and its dependent industries, of
commerce, mining and manufacture, which
organized trusts and combines to sustain
high prices of their wares, while thev feed
upon the ruinous prices of the agricultural
products until all at last are involved in
a common ruin. The conditions that now
surround us cannot be removed by State
legislation. They can only be removed
by the restoration of the national Democ?
racy to power. The existing Republican
administration has devised no measure to
relieve but an increase of tariff taxation,
and to cover its inability to legislate has
sent a roving commission to Europe to
ascertain the wishes of its monarchies,
and has applied the universal gag law
to the House of Representatives.
We reaffirm the platform of the national
Democratic convention adopted at Chicago
in July,1896,and upon which W. J, Bryan
was nominated for the Presidency of the
United States, and we extend our con.
gratulations to our noble champion upon
the able and brilliant manner in which he
discharged the trust reposed in him. The
fact thathe received more votes than any
previous Democratic candidate for the
Presidency and more than any candidate
of any party saving his successful op?
ponent, is evidence that Democratic prin?
ciples are still dear to the vast mass of
American people, and that Democracy is
still living in the hope of an early and
complete triumph.
We especially endorse the doctrines of
the national Democratic party upon the
four great issues which are before the
people of this country, viz: the tariff, the
income tax, the regulating of trusts and
the currency. Tariffduty should be levied
for revenue purposes, aud only for so much
revenue as may be needed for an economic
administration of the Government, the
great surplus in the Treasury, in its nature,
being useless absorption of tbe public
w ealth and a constant temptation to ex?
travagance. We denounce the tarifr bill
recently passed by the Itepubican Congress
as dictated by trusts and monopolies, and
in the interest of the classes that live upon
the favoritism of the Government,and not
upon the fair and just earnings of industry.
We favor an income tax for the support
of the federal government, that in?
dustry may be the less burdened, and that
wealth may bear its proper share of the
general public burden, and, if neccesary,
we favor constitutional amendments that
such taxes may be levied. The power of
taxation and the power of regulating the
interest of foreign commerce furnished to a
federal congress, to employ means of re?
straining the great trusts that break up
small industries and aggrandize themselves
by illicit combinations, and we favor the
exercise of tuch powers to their full ex?
tent, to the end that these monopolies
may be curbed.
Upon the subject of the currency we
declare ourselves unalterably opposed to
to the British system of monometalism,
which has aggiandized that empire at the
expense of the nations producing food sup?
plies and raw material and its adoption
has only aggravated our financial servitude
to London. It is not only un-American
but anti-American, and it can be fastened
in the United States by the stifling of that
spirit and love of liberty which proclaimed
our political independence in 177(3 and
caused the war of the revolution.
We demand the free and unlimited
coinage of both gold and silver at the
ratio of IG to 1 without waiting for the aid
or consent of any nations.
We demand the repeal of ten per cent,
taxes on the issue of state banks, which
pays not a do Her into the treasurer of the
United States and which remains upon the
statuate books as a monument of arbitrary
and perverse legislation, inspired by mon?
opoly and conceived in distrust of the
people.
PROTECTION IN THE SOUTH.
A Prediction That That Section Will Be?
come Solid Against Free Trade.
Petersburg Index-Appeal.]
Evidences are multiplying in support of
the prediction made by the "Index-Ap?
peal" recently, that the person is now liv?
ing who would see the Democratic party
of a South the protection party.
The condition which made free trade the
interest of the South prior to the war no
longer exists. I t passed away with slavery
and with the beginning of the marvelous
development and agricultural growth of
the West ant Northwest. Under existing
conditions of labor and competition the
old plantation system of the past is no
longer practicable in the South, and to
cling to its traditions, its sentiments and
its prejudices is to tie the living present to
the decaying corpse of a dead past. We
can no longer profitably be an agricultural
people exclusively. In addition to cur
fields we must look to our mines, to our
forests, and, above all to our workshops,
for prosperity and wealth. We have all
the natural advantages of mines and forests,
virgin and uutouched and almost unknown,
and we have the muscle, the brain and
the inventive genius needed in the work?
shops. We only lack a proper realization
of the changed conditions of our affairs,
and the wisdom to foster our natural ad?
vantages by neccessary legislative action.
The Democratic party, ever alert to fol?
low the trend of popular feeling, will not
be long in discove'ing the significance of
the many evidences of revolt against free
trade among all classes of people in the
South. When they hear life-long Dem?
ocrats say that if Republicanism and pro?
tection mean prosperity, and Democracy
and free trade mean idleness and poverty,
they are for Republicanism and protection,
it is safe to predict that the Democratic
leaders will] not be long in abandoning the
sinking free trade craft. The South can af
to be Democratic only on the condition of
protection and prosperity.
GENERAL NEWS.
United States Senator George, of Miss
sisstppi died at Mississippi City on the 14th
inst, in bis 71st, year. His term in the
Senate would have expired on March 4th,
1S99. In the Senate he was universally
respected for his great erudition on legal
and constitutional questions.
Congressman Ashley B. Wright dropped
dead at his home at North Adams, Mass
on the night of the 14 th inst. He was
serymg his third term in Congress.
Wheat is still advancing and silver con?
tinues to go down. Prosperity is invading
every section of the Union and Bryanism is
unhappy.
President McKinley, it is announced,
will appoint Ethan Allen Hitchcock, of St.
Louis, as Minister to Russia, to succeed
Clifton R. Breckenridge.
Ex-Govenor McGrag, of the State of
Washington, has given up his attempts to
earn a living in his State and has started
for the Yukon.
Constipation
Causes fully half the sickness in the world. It
retains the digested food too long in the bowels
and produces biliousness, torpid liver, indi?
gestion, bad taste, coated
tongue, sick headache, in?
somnia, etc. Hood's Pills
cure constipation and all its
results, easily and thoroughly. 25c. All druggists.
Prepared by C. L Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
The only Pills to take with Hood's Sarsaparllla.
Pills
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.
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.
Ours never sours nor corrodes. Nothing but Mitchell's
Transparent Ice used in our Soda Water.
Try Our
Alaska Snow=ball!
It is a novelty and is pronounced unequalled as a
drink.
TAZEWELL DRUG CO.,
GEO. H. LAN DON, M'GR.
POBST &WINGO,
^_China and Glassware:
Have Yon 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
Fishing Tackle.
The best Cigars, Chewing and Smoking Tobacco.
Fruit Jars.
200 dozen Fruit Jars, one-half gallons and quarts.
Lower prices than ever.
POBST &, WIN GO,
Pobst Building, Tazewell, Va.
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Peery&Dodd 8
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.
Fishing Tackle.
Wre have a nice stock of Fishing Tackle
?jointed rods, reels, grass and linen lines,
hooks, with and without snoods.
fTRUIT JARS.
We have a large quantity of Fruit Jars, all
sizes, which we are selling at bottom prices.
All kinds of Staple and Fancy Groceries.
PEERY&DODD.
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HARDWARE AND FURNITURE.
/ All kinds of Hard- ]
I ware, Cooking and J
t Heating Stoves, Fur-*
Lamp
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 tie
world for $30.00, Guaranteed.
MOSS & GREEVER,
TAZEWELL, A,
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
" 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. N. Harman.
For further information apply to
A. A. FERGUSON, Principal,
Tazewell, Va.
C. T. PATTON,
BLACKSMITH
ceneml-Spairer
TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA.
(Yost's Old Stand)
1am prepared to execute, at s^ori
notice and on reasonable terms, aL*
clasees 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. Prices reasonable and
WORK GUARANTEED. 11-12,96.
J. B. CAUDILL,
TAZEWELL, Y?
$200 STOCK OF
Hawkes' Spectacles
At H. W. POBSTS,
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.,
TAZEWELL, VA.
Will respond to all calls, day or night?
by telegram or otherwise. (aug27
E. H. Witten. j. H. Hibbitts.
WITTEN & HIBBITTS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
GRUNDY VA.
ROANOKE C0?
Course* for Degrees, with Elective*; high stand?
ard. ' Also Commercial and Preparatory- Courses.
Library 20.000 volumes. Working Laboratory.
Good morals and discipline. Six churches?NO
BAR-ROOMS. Healthful mountain climate.
Very moderate expenses: may be reduced be?
low $150 for nine months (fees, board. <Sce.) 45th
year b?gius Sept. 15th. Catalogue free. Addrea
JcLirs D.-Diucher, President, 1
Clinch Valley Roller Mills.
CEDAR BLUFF. VA.,
The Best Equipped Mills in Southwest Viffiaia.
Manufactures High grade Roller Flour and all kinds of Mill Feed. Our "IN VINCI?
13LE" brand of Fancy Patent Flour is pronounced the best in the market.
Our other celebrated brands are "LEADER," "XXXX FAMILY,"
"PRIDE OF THE VALLEY," and "RI8ING SUN." All our
flour guaranteed.
Capacity' 50 barrels Flour and 200 bushel* Meal Daily.
Custom grinding carefully and promptly done. A customer who tries our Floor
and meal stays with us.
HIGGINBOTHAM & KIRBY, Proprietors.
MISS MAG. LITZ,
Milliner
^AND^
DRESS MAKING
TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA,
(Residence West Main Street.)
Thanking her numerous patrons for their past support,
she hopes to merit a continuance of the same by good work at
reasonable prices. Prompters my motto.
Tazewell Planing Mills.
ev~~G- W- 3(35$ & G<3-> Proprietor*.
We are now ready to do any kind of work in
RIPPING AND PLANING.LUMBER,
MOULDINGS and BRACKETS
~*~~>~0F EVERY DESCRIPTION
Window artel 'Qoor f-rame?.
We take pleasure in announcing to the public that oui
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.
F. B. Greenawalt & Go,,
Dealers in and Manufacturers of
Marble and Granite
MONUMENTS "'TOMBSTONES
Iron Fencing and all kinds of Ceme
tary work done in the neatest style,
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. WYTHEVILLE, VIRStlM*
Wallace Caldwell, W. G. Yecsa,
Jno. L. Caldwell, Taiewsll, Ta.(
Jackson, Ohio,
CALDWELL BROS. & YOUNG,
TAZEWELL, - - - V1KGINIA,
?DEALERS IN?
ITALIAN AND AMERICAN MARBLE,
GRANITE MONUMENTS
Statuary and all Kinds of Cemetery Wort
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 stock at the residence ei
W. G. Young. Give us your orders, they will be promptly filled, and we will et?*
you money. For further information apply to
W. G. YOUNG,
Or T. M. HAWKINS, 8r.t
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