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TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS., Gathered in And Around Town By Our Resident And County Reporters. Mr Jas McColgan, of Norton, is in town visiting friends. Miss janette Sn?th,of Bristol, is visiting Mrs. T. A. Lynch. Miss Stella Stras, of Uoanoke, is visiting friends and relatives in Tazewell. See the important change in advertise? ment of Ilarrisson A Gillespie Bros. The apple crop in Tarewell county is not heavy and the quality is rather poor. If you want serviceahle.com fortable shoe for men or boys you can find them in our store. Harman & Bottimore. How many of our subscribers will re Bpond to our call as did Brother Fowler? , From present indications we nie going 1 to have some hot weather in September. Send your job work to the Republican office. We will satisfy you both in style and prices. i A thorough Business course conducted by a competent instructor is what you get at Tazewell College. Misses Maggie Witten and Nellie Huf ford got back from Chatarn Hill on Mon? day afternoon. . , A nice new piano has been placed in the 1 Music room at Tazewell College for the . music pupils to use. i There is very li ttle sickness in town at ( this time, and comparatively none oi" a serious character The Moss & Greever building is now going up rapidly. The firm expects to . occupy it by Christmas. Mr. J. I. Weinberger, with A. Good- | man, of Pocahontas, paid our office a < pleasant call on show day. In selecting shoes get the best. We f have the finest stock of shoes for men and boya we have ever shown to our customers. Harman & Bottimore. ! i Mr Will Bellew has gone to Emory and | Henry College to attend that institution ( another year as a student. ( Mr. W. N. Surface hardly touches the pavement with his feet as lie walks the streets. A tine boy has arrived at his , house. , A. Goodman, the live Pocahontas liquor 1 dealer, quotes new prices to the trade iu 1 this issue. See his advertisement on the 1 fourth page. 1 Rev. S. D. Long, Presiding Elder of the Radford distnct.sper.t last Thursday night and Friday in Tazewell as the guest of the 1 editors family. , Board is the most expensive item in ' obtaining an education. Tazewell College will help you solve that. Write and ask A. A. Ferguson. Mr. D. C. Gilfcspie is teaching this week j at Tazewell College as asubstitute for Prof. Ramey, who has been detained from bis work by sickness. LOST?on the streets of Tazewell, Sep. ' 2, one gold bangle breast pin, A reward will he given for it's delivery at Dr. C. A. Thompson's office. Judge Jackson adjourned Circuit Court last Saturday until tomorrow. He will < come back to try several jury cases and enter orders in chancery case3. When you buy a suit of clothes you want them to be handsome, durable and stylish. That is the kind we are now showing in our fall stock. Call and see for yourself. Harman & Bottimore. The subscription list of the Republican has increased at least one hundred in the last two weeks. Our paper is the best advertiseing medium in Clinch Valley. Our schools have started off well, at least those that have commenced work. We are glad to note it. Tazwell ought to bave good schools and the way to have them is to maintain tliem properly. The High School opened on Monday with a good attendance of pupils. On the first day the enrollment was 72. On Tues? day there were over UO present, and the number continues to increase. J^Maj W. N. Harman, of Bland county, has been in this neighborhood as a visitor for several days. He came hereto meet Mr. D. H. Peey, of Ogden, Utah, who is still visiting his relatives in this county. Cards are out for the marriage of Mr. John H. Thompson to Miss Clara Whit? man, daughter of Mr. W. O. Whitman. The marriage will take place at the home c' the bride on next Wednesday.at 2 p.m. Business is business, but if your boy does not take a thorough business course like he can get at Tazewell College lie will be poorly qualified in this respect. The contractors, Messrs Harman aud Long have dug the ditch from the Steele spring to the point where the water tank is to be built on Mr. Greever's land, and will commence laying pipe as soon as it arrives. The management of the Tazewell Fair has determined to make the next exhi? bition a grand success. Every feature will be first class, and the citizens of Tazewell should do all they can to assist the direc? tors aud officers. On Monday night a number of the young folks were invited to spend a social evening at the home of Mr E. E. Work? man. The laeger Concert Band was also invited. They had plenty of music and we ^re told a tine time. There is an oppertunity to start a factory at this place which can be made very profitable to capital and would add greatly to the business of the town. Can any of the citizens be induced to put their money in such an enterprise? Our correspondent at North Tazewell was so demoralized by the "Big Show" last week he failed to send us a communi? cation for this issue. We hope the next '?Big Show" will come to Tazewell so "Ath Fields" will not be recalcitrant again. A pair of gold iramed spectacles were lost on the street last Tuesday between the old Dodd Hotel and the store of the Taze? well Drug Co. Any one who has found them will be suitably rewarded if they will bring them to the Tazewell Drug Co. We have just completed printing the premium list of the Clinch Valley Agricul? tural and Breeders' Association. It is printed in pamphlet form, and will be im? mediately sent out among the people of the county aud surrounding country We wish to call the attention of parents to our Fail stock of knee pants for boys. We have them in corduroys and cassimeres. They are all well madeaiid will give satis? faction, llarman & Bottiiuore. We received the proceedings of the meeting of the Republicans of Buchanan County, belli on the -4th of August. They came to hand last week too late for publication, and alter such a lapse of time we deem it unneccessary to publish them. Miss Etta Ilankins left Monday after? noon for Cincinnati to purchase the F&ll and Winter stock of the Tazewell Millinery Company. She announces her intention of buying the handsomest stock of goods that has been brought here in the millin? ery line. Part of the cattle recently sold by the pool to Nelson Morriss, of Chicago, were shipped on yesterday. There were about four hundred in the lot and they were Yery fine. They were sent by rail to Norfolk, and will be sent thence by steamer to Liverpool. Farmers, send your wheat to our mill and have cockle and other impurities taken from it free of charge. Also if you want strictly first class Hour let us grind your wheat. We are giving others salis iaction, why not you? HlGGIXBOTHAN & KlRUY. Cedar Bluff, Va. Dr. J. R. Gildersleve, who attended the meeting of the State Medical Society, at Hot Springs last week, got back home on Tuesday afternoon. The Doctor visited several of Virginia's popular watering places while away, and reports having a Jeiightful time. We have heard the name of Mr. T. R. Smoot, of Witcen's Mill, mentioned most favorably in connection with the Republic? an nomination for State Senator from this district. Mr. Smoot is quite a young man but a thorough Republican, and would not inly make a strong candidate but an ex? cellent representative. On Wednesday afternoon Rosaiie Pierce, daughter of .Mr. James Kudd, died at the home of her father at four Adock. She was four years and four months old and had been sick for some time, but we are informed that her death resulted from laryngitis. The burial will take place this afternoon at the new cem 2tery. Come to Tazewell College and board at cost. Room rent from SI to $2 per month. Four boys occupy one room. Stove, bed? stead aud mattress furnished, you furnish the rest. Write A. A. Ferguson at once. On last Saturday afternoon a picnic party went from town to the Natural bridge,near L'nuka, and had an elegant time, we are informed. We have not been able to get a full list of the names of those whoattended, but know of the following: Misses Sehon, Ellinger, Walker, Bowen and McColgan; and Messrs Buckuer, Rees and Stuart Bowen and Lacy Tynes. The circus was a big sucass. The weather was fine, an immense crowd was in town and the show seemed to please everybody. It is estimated that at least four thousand peisons were under the big canvass. All the acting was fine and the act robatic performance of the Nt'son family surpassed expectations. Wallace's Show was no humbug. Mr. D. II. Peeiy, of Ogden Utah, who has been visiting in this county for several weeks, has been spending the past few days with his nephe>v Mr. C. H. Peery, at North Tazewell. On Tuesday he dined at Dr. T. G.Witten's with a number of friends. Mr. Peery is being cordially received by his old Tazewell friends, and they are ex? pressing great pleasure at having him visit them again. Harmanec Bottiiuore are now receiving the most complete stock of Fall and Winter clothing for men, youths and boys that has ever been brought to this town. The styles are new and beautiful and the fabrics of guaranteed quality. On Monday afternoon the team that draws the express wagon of J. B. Caudill ran off on church street and came in collission with the dray of Peery & Dodd just opposite where the old Presbyterian church stood. A wheel of Mr. Caudill's wagon was smashed up and one of his horses was badly cut on the hind leg. Young Mr. Caudill, who was driving was considerably bruised up. The shafts of Peery & Dodds dray were broken and the dray generally wrecked. Dr. J. D. Carnaban, of Ogden, Utah, who has been visiting his old friends in Tazewell county for several weeks, is cir? culating among his friends in this commu? nity during the present week. Dr. Carna? ban wits born and raised in Burke's Gar? den, and during the civil war was a gallant member of that brave band, the Tazewell Troopers. About twenty years ago he went to Ogden, where he has met with great success and become very distin? guished in his profession, that of medicine. Dr. Carnahan is one of Tazewell's sons that she may well feel proud of. He baa been received in his native county with the greatest cordiality. The Old Cemetery. We desire once more to call the atten? tion of our citizens to the old part of the east end cemetery. It is in a very un? sightly condition. The paths and graves are overgrowing with briars and weeds. Respect for the dead who are buried there should cause some steps to be taken for putting the cemetery in better shape. We suggest that a subscription be raised for the purpose, and hopesomeone interested will in o.ur next issue name a person for takh-g subscriptions. A Cure for Bilious Colic. Resource, Screven .Co., Ga.?I have been subject to attacks of bilious colic for several years. Chamberlain's Colic, Chol? era and Diarrhoea Remedy is the only sure relief. It acts like a charm. One do-se of it gives relief when all other rem? edies fail.?G. D. Sharp. For sale by J. E Jackson, Tazewell Va. DEMOCRATIC MEETING, The Senatorial Convention for This District MET YESTERDAY. Hon. A. St, Clair the Nominee,and Plants Himself on Chicago Platform. The delegates to the DemocratioSenator? ial Convention to nominate a candidate for the State Senate for the districts com? posed of Tazewell, Russell, Buchanan and Dtckenson counties, met in the town hall at this place yesterday. There was a full delegation from Tazewell and Russell counties, two delegates from Buchanan and none from Dickeuson. The meeting was called to order by T. A. Lynch,who placed in nomination for tem? porary chairman Judge Q. L. Counts, of Buchanan county, and for temporary Secretary, Walter P. Gray, of Russell county. The following committies were appointed: Permanent organization ?S. D. May, of Tazewell, J. W. Riser, of Russell,and J. L. Elswick, of Buchanan. Resolutions?S. M. B. Coulling, of Taze? well, Haskin Hurt, of Russell, and G. L. Counts.of Buchanan. Credentials?J. W. Hicks, of Tazewell, M. C. Clark, of Russell,and R. W. Dotson, of Buchanan. On motion a recess of fifteen minutes was taken to give the committees time to meet and make their reports. At conclusion of the recess the com? mittee on permanant organization reported for permauet officers the oflictrs of the temporary organization. The committee on resolutions reported . the following "Resolved by the Democrats of the third Senatorial district of Virginia in con? vention assembled, that we re-affirm our adherence to the great principles of our party, and endorse the candidates and platform put forth by the State convention which met in the city of Roanoke, on August 11th, 1S97. Resolved further?That we desire to em? phasize our approval of the course of Hon. ? John W. Daniel in the Senate of the J United States, and pledge our hearty sup- - port, and that of the candidate nominated ' by this convention,to his re-election to the United States Senate." i Nominations were then declared in order. Mr. W. J. Kendrick. of Russell nounty, in a very graceful and fluent speech placed the name of Hoh. A. St. Clair before the t convention. Mr. J. W. Hicks, of Taze? well, seconded the nomination of Mr. St. ( Clair and moved that he be nominated by ( acclamation. This was done. A com? mittee composed of Messrs J. Baach, of Tazewell, W. J. Kendrick, of Russell, and J. L. Riswick, of Buchanan, was appoint? ed to notify Mr.St.Clair and introduce him to the convention. He was promptly in? troduced, and accepted the nomination in a very clever speech. He declared that he stood squarely on the Chicago platform, and was for the free unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the ratio of 16 to 1. In State matters he was for retrenchment and reform in its financial matters. He seined to think that the paramount issue is the money question, and hooted at the idea of returning prosperity under McKinley's administration. He said he had seen no evidences of it,or words to that eif.ct. At the conclusion of Mr. St. Clair'sJL speech, on motion the convention ad? journed. Tay your money and take your choice is the way you do about board at Tazewell College?All the way from $(i.50, $S.U0 and S10.00. Wedding in Baptist Valley. On Wednesday. Sept. 1st., one of the most beautiful weddings that ever took place in Baptist Valley came off at the residence of Mr. W. W. Yost, when his beautiful aud accomplished daughter, Miss Mattie, and Mr. J. W. McGuire were were united in the holy bonds of matri? mony. The ceremony was gracefully per? formed by Rev. G. W. Presley. The attendants were as follows: Miss Ella McNeil and Mr. Ed Yost; Miss Flora Catron and Mr. H. H. Yost; Miss Gussie Buchanan and Mr. Peery Farmer; Miss Mollie McNeil and Mr. B. Wingo; Miss Ora Dailey and Mr. A. E. McNeil; Miss Hester Yost and Mr. Albert Shannon. After the ceremony was over J. E. War? den who was present took a negative of the wedding party. Then they gathered around a most sumptuous and handsome feast, which was enjoyed by all. The groom is an enterprising young merchant at Gap Store. May happiness, health and prosperity be theirs to enjoy during a long life. H.G.P.M. Sept. 6th, 1896. Tazewell. \ Our esteemed friend the Bristol News in its daily issue of August 31st, 1897, copied a short article from the Tazewell Republican on the subject of a state con? vention, and the action of the state com? mittee in regard thereto, and proceeds to comment on the same, intimating that the Republican is the organ of the Republic? ans of Tazewell county,that a bolt is prob? able on the part of our Tazewell friends, &c. Now while it is unpleasant for us to ever think of having to defend such loyal, worthy Republicans as are in that county, since their standing is impugned, we feel it our duty to say to our contemporary that we know and he knows that no better, more loyal, worthy men and Republicans live in Virginia today than the Republicans of Tazewell, and he knows as we know that they never bolted and never will bolt their party. Tazewell Republicans have always been the backbone of the party in this district, and have done more to make our party a success than ony other people in Virginia. They were entitled to all the patronage they have heretofore received; and Col. Bowen, will be made Marshal if Tazewell I gets what the Republicans of this District PELL, VA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 want him to have, and that almost unatiimously.?Ahingdon Virginian. He Appreciates The Republican. It will be remembered that in our issue last week we published a notice of our in? tention to commence to dun our delin? quent subscribers. Our glorious old friend I. C. Fowler cut out the notice, pasted it on a siieot of letter paper and wrote there? under the following characteristic letter, which we appreciate so much that we take the liberty of publishing it: Abiiig.lo-i, Va., Sept. 3, 181)7. Mr. Win. C. Pendleton, Dear Sir: That's rigbf. Go for us. But you deserve some of it. When we were on train gohig to Gate City you were offered $1. by me and you would not take time to come and get it on earn. So I have let you wait a while. Folk9 won't pay for a paper when they can get it on time. I've tried it. What's the use if one can get it without. Am I due 3 years ? If so here goes for 4. Please send statement so I can know bow I stand, enclosed is my check for $4. Your paper is a good one and ought to be paid for. Your old friend I. C. Fowi.hr. Tazewell College. On Tuesday the session of 1897-8 of Tazewell College was opened with the very brightest prospects that have ever attended (heinstitution. The enrollment the first day was about one hundred, and yester? day there was a considerable increase in the enrollment. The faculty, no doubt, is giently encouraged, and promises the patrons good work for the year. Our people are all for Spruit for th< Legislature. He will make us a lir?'.-clasi member. We are sure of his election. Cedar Bluff High School opened yester? day with an enrollment of 6G. Prof. Brown has made a good impression upon out people by his affable and genial deport, ment. We look for a successful echool under hie able management, assisted by Misses Kate Kelly and Mattie Peery. Your correspondent had occasion to make a trip to Dry Fork, Indian Creek and Bear Wallow last week, and the Re? publicans all through those sections are aroused and will gi ve Spratt an old time majority. The party is fully united, and 1 found several democrats who will support Mr. Spratt, no matter whom the Democrats may nominate. Reporter. Cedar Bluff.Sept. 7th, 1897. It Saves the Croupy Children. Seaview, Va.?We have a spledid sale on Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and our customers coming from far and near, Fpeak of it in the highest terms. Many have said that their children would have died of croup if Chamberlains.Cough Remedy had not been given.?KclUun & Ourren. The 25 and ".0 cents sizes for sale by J. 1). Jack? son, Druggist, Tazewell, Va. DOAK ITEMS. The victories of Hood's Saisaparilla over all Forms of disease Conclusively prove That it is an unequalled Blood purifier. It conquers The demon, scrofula, Relieves the itching and burning of Bait rheum, cures running sorts, ulcers, boils, pimples, and every other form of humor or disease originating in impure blood. The cures by Hood's Sarsaparilla are cures?absolute, permanent, perfect cures. They are based upon its great power to purify and enrich the blood. CEDAR BLUFF ITEMS. T. A. McGuire, E. H. Scott and C. S. Bridges attended the great Wallace circus it Tazewell last week. L. K. Nixon, G.W. Maxwell, W. L. and Chas Fields and others followed on the special-wagon. Mrs. L. K. Nixon has returned from a i'isit o Hoaling Springs, N. C. T. A. Gillespie, Esq., Bristol. is back from D. C. Lowe is moving his family back to their old home in Baptist Valley. We regret very much to loose them. Married at the residence of the brides father, on the 29th tilt. Mr John Brown and Miss Julia Henkle, Rev. J. P. Lock hart ofiicating. J. W. Christian, of Bear Wallow, was seen in our vicinity Saturday and Sunday. Another disappointment. Rev. J. W. Hubbard disappointed a large congregation at Lockhart's Chapel last Sunday. Mr. Richard White is improving slowly from an atlack of paralysis. We hope to see him out soon. Rev. G. W. Presley preached a very interesting sermon at Lockbarbs Chapel on Sunday. He was assisted in the services by W. W. Yost. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party. Hflrrah for W. B. Spratt. "Nad" Doak.Va., Sep.7th, 1G97. STATE NEWS. The Lynchburg News on last Saturday contained a letter from Senator Daniel, ?, Tr ,. . ,, .? . I replying to certain statements made by M. M. Hankins & Co. will open a large ; Uf)V 0Terral, in bia rccent interview, stock of goods at tins place on the 15th. j Jhe denjefl lhat he waa a mem. Right Worshipful James O'Keetle visited ! her of the committee on resolutions at Jedar Fluff Lodge, A. F. & A. M. on last ' Chicago, or that there wasapkmk in the Saturday. J platform denouncing Mr. Cleveland. He l| Yes we are; we wont be satis? fied with just "any old thing" as we used to. Before we buy aii}r goods to sell in our stores, we just investigate them 'till we know they are correct in style, quality, etc. Why, we sent to New York two months ago to get the Parisian Color Card of this Fall Colors, paid one dollar for this seem? ingly insignificant information, but these small details carefully looked after as we do, is why our business grows and grows. You can see this Color Card in our store and compare the colorings with those of our stock of Fall Dress Goods and see if we have not the very latest styles. Read the Delineator some too, before you come, then you can tell better if we are not correct. We have over one hundred pieces of new Woolen Dress Goods. Are You Harder to please than you used to be? If you are come to our store, we can please you. We have about eighty NEW, NEW, NEW kinds of dress trimmings. To show you how hard to please we are about our goods, we will tell you how many cities were the homes of our Fall Stock?Baltimore for Dry Goods, Laces afid Velvets, Philadelphia for Dress Goods, Notions and Silks, New York for Wrappers, Cloaks, Woolen Waists and Muslin Underwear, Cin? cinnati for Misses and Children's Head wear, Chicago for Carpets, Rugs and Curtains, Carlisle for fine Shoes, Winchester for Gloves, Kalamazoo, Mich., for Corsets and Waists, Knox ville, Louisville, Baltimore and New York for Clothing and (11 kinds of men's wear. If you don't buy your goods of us, why not? Yours &c, Harrisson&Gillespie Bros. PUBLICS 1897. f f 9 9 We Are Now Selling TRANSPARENT ICE! I i ? t 9 J J t A special price will be made to our patrons who have a standing order for 20 lbs each day. There will be an extra charge for ice sent out after 7 o'clock a. m., as the loss from melting increases much more during the heat of the day. We do not sell less than 5 cents worth; and just there we wish to call your attention to the fact that we are better prepared to keep Perishable Goods: Meats, Fruits. Etc., but more especially Letnons and Cheese. In warm weather Lemons get dry and hard un? less kept cool, and Cheese soon gets strong. All house? keepers know this. Buy from us and you will always get Traly yours, 4 declares that the clause in the Chicago plank denouncing arbitrary interference by federal authorities in local atfaiis was not regarded by Mr. Cleveland's frienda in the convention as having refererence to Ins action during the Chicago riot. 'Tn fact," says the Senator, "I am informed ;dl reference to Mr. Cleveland was ex? pressly disclaimed, and Mr. Altgeld, to whom the plank has been imputed, was not a member of the committee and had nothing to do with it." In conclusion of Hub point, Senator Daniel says he hsy.- always defended Mr. Cleveland for protecting the post routes und mails from mob violence by United States troops The State Medical Society of Virginia met at the Hot Springs in Bath County last week. The committee on legislation aiade the following recommendations tvhich were adopted: "That no physician be compelled to disclose information ac? quired from a patient, which information was necessary to the treatment of said patient; that no physician he compelled to testify as an fxpert without reasonable compensation; that the State license tax in physicians be remitted or abated: that lunacy commission fees be increased." STRAS MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Divine Service?First and Third Sun ' days of the month at 11 a. m. andSp. m. Holy Communion?First Sunday at 11 : a. m. Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30 a. m. A hearty welcome is extended to all. Rev. W. D. Bccknkk, Rector. Methodist Episcopal Church South. GOLD BY THE TON. Gov. Brady Corroborates Reports of the Rich Finds. Washington, Seit. 4.?John G. Brady, Governor of Alaska, has sent to Secretary Bliss a personal letter, in winch he gives ?ome interesting facts about the rush for ;he Klondike region. Governor Brady has oeen indentitied with Alaskan interests :nost of his lifetime, and is known to be rery conservative in his opinions. Writ ng from Juneau, he say: "Steamers are passing daily for Dyea md Skaguay. loaded to the utmost with jassengers and supplies. The news just jut of Klondike by reliable men is calcu ated to laise the excitement to a higher pitch. The shipment of dust by the i nouth of the Yukon will be.all of iwo and i half tons. Rich finds have been made ivell up on the sides of the mountains, and :he old saying that 'gold is where you find t, aud silver runs. in veins', seems to be ?mphasized in that district." Public worship of God on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11 A. M., on the 2nd and 4th at 7:30 P. M. Meeting for prayer, Wednesday at 7:30. 1'. M. SabbathSchool at 9:30 P. M. Meeting of Epworth League each Mon? day night at 7:30., the third Monday night of each month being devoted to literary work. A most cordial welcome is extended to all. Isaac P. Martin, Pastor. Baptist Church Services. Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30 a. m; preaching 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11a. m., and on 1st and 3d Sundays at S:.">0 p. in.; B. Y. P. U. ever* Monday a 8:30 p. m.; Missionary Society 2d and 4th Sun? days at 4 p. m. All are invited to attend. Strangers welcome. W. C. Foster, Pastor. GENERAL NEWS. Tons of gold are being sent and brought )Ut from the Kfondike region by lucky j miners. Gen. Lee, Consul General to Cuba, lias come home on the regular thirty days | innual leave. He will return to Havana j ivhen the thirty days have expired. Massachusetts Democrats have appoint? ed a committee to urge Mr. Bryan to speak | there during the coming State campaign. f Hasn't Missed a Meal. "Typhoid fever left me with a bad stom? ach trouble. The medicines I tried did not relieve me until I began taking Hood's 1 Sarsaparilla. This medicine relieved my I stomach trouble and I am now able to | work every day and have not missed a \ meal since taking Hood's Sarsaparilla." F. M. Davidson, Box 57, Cherry Camp, W. Va. HOOD'S PILLS are the best after-dinner pills; assist digestion, cure headache. 25c. THE MAIN ISSUE. Rkhniond Times.] The general demand for an honest elec? tion lav.- is, in the opinion of The Times, the paramount issue before the Virginia people at the coming election. For a long time this paper had very up-hill work in trying to convince the people of this State that their elections were in great part, fraudulent. But the evidences we submitted, coupled with the enquiries which those proofs caused the people toset on foot for themselves, have aroused considerble interest in the subject, and have brought home to many of the people a much stronger state of conviction than many suppose, that in some parts of the State we have no elections at all, but only what expert ballot-box staffers choose to proclaim as elections. It is hardly too much to say that this is the most serious matter with which the people of this State have to deal. We say^ this with uV'e regard to the transcendent importance y the free silver issue. Free silver would wreck business and bring financial disaster. But we could work out of the results of that in time. After a while we should accommodate our trans? actions after a fashion to a silver dollar now worth forty cents, and always shifting in value, and after a while we would again re-establish something approaching a restoration of confidence amongst men. It would take many years, but the thing would be possible. We should have suffered an incalculable injury, but it would be an injury that we could repair. But we can never repair the injury that fraudulent elections do us. They mine and sap the foundations of society. They attack? "The fountain from which The current runs or else dries up." They undermine the character of the people, and toll honest men along into first countenancing, then conniving at and NO. 36. VELVET $3 Gal This famous brand is beyond alt doubt the finest Rye produced at the price. We guarantee same. 6 full Qts. 4.50 per case. L. Lazarus & Co, OARO?NAC?RN $2 A two year old whiskey made in the State that bears is' name. Made by old copper still open fire process. i. lazarus & Co. OLD V?TgT?DE 2 5o This is a elegant three year old Maryland Rye pronounced by ex? perts to I* A 1. L. Lazarus & Co. GEORGIACORN 1.5? Two years old, copperstilled by open fire process. L Lazarus aid Co, VA WHITERYE $2. Made in mountains of Virginia. A pleasant, soft and elegant drink. L. Lazarus aid Co, APPLE "BRANDIES AT $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3. & $4. Beware of. Imitated Brands By other dealers at supposed cut prices. Your Money Back, our goodsIIjaranteed. WRITE FOR PRICES L. Lazarus &r> P??ahontas, Va. Prompt Attention to Mail Orders. then practicing fraud. Dishonest elec? tions mean the end of all trust and confidence between men, and, in a short time, the ending of representative gov? ernment. They substitute the work of the thimble-rigger for the honest expression of the people's voice. We do not confine our censure in this connection to impropper manipulation of ballots and'the ballot boxes. We include in cur denunciation every species of action that interferes with the full and free ex? pression of their will by the people. Bribery of voters and intimidation of them ai e as much to be condemned as theft of actual ballots cast, and substitution of others for them. We want to make this point clear, because we have heard it stated that The Times had no censure for any but ballot-box stuffers. We hope every voter will ask every candidate for the Legislature this fall if he is in favor of enacting laws that will secure us honest elections and that he will refuse to vote for any candidate whatever who does not say openly and above board that, if elected to tie Legislature, he will do all in his power to have laws passed that will end all fraudulent elections of every kind. The confidence of the people in Hood's Sarsaparilla is due to its unequalled record of wonderful cures. Dyeing and Cleaning Alice Johnson is prepared for cleaniug and dyeing all kinds of ladies and gentle? men's garments. You will find her shop in the Belew property, Main Street, Taze well, Va. Satisfaction guaranteed. Notice. All persons are hereby warned not to trespass on the enclosed lands belonging to the Clinch Valley Coal and Iron Company by traveling over or through the same, on foot oi by horseback. The law will be en? forced on all who trespass upon the above mentioned lands. Huukht Raven, Supt. Clinch Valley Coal and Iron Co. July 26, 1897. Notice. All persons, whomsoever, are hereby no? tified and warned not to ride, haul or walk across or otherwise trespass on my prem? ises, especially those leased to John and Cosby Bowman; for the law against all such will be rigidly enforced. Wm. G. W. Iaegkb. July 31, 1897. tazewell high school. TAZEWELL, VA., "PREPARES students for college orMni versity. Thorough work. Discipline firm. Commodious buildings just refitted at a cost of twenty-three hundred dollars. Classics, German, English, Science, Mathematics. Next session opens Sept. 6, 1897. For information address ' G, L. BYROM, Principal.