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fublished every Thursday at TAZEWELL, VA., _tjv? WILLIAM C. PENDLETON, Editor and Proprietor. " Zki.. s l oo ' Sl'BSCRirTIQ>r. .... 180 RepubUcan, one year, ouc year, . 1 25 Subscriptions on furnished on applica Kepubllean aaeuce solicited. ? ^r^v^sliefs of The Retoblicas arc not re- i tt-oie for opinions expressed by Corresj.>on Thk Rspublicak is entered at the Post-office at Tazewell, Virginia, as second-class matter. -= 1 THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1S9S. i 1898. A new year has been ushered in and | the Republican not only expresses the , wish that it may be a year of peace, plenty and happiness for the world at large, but that it will be full of blessings for the readers and patrons of this paper. The year, however, may be replete with stirring , events. There is a deep feeling of unrest throughout [the civilized world. As the , peoples of European countries become more enlightened they are made more eager for the freedom that does not pre? vail in absolute or partially absolute mon? archies. Those who occupy the thrones are using all possible methods to dirvest the attention of their subjects by schemes of colonization and conquest. Africa and Asia are the objective points of these movements. In the past few weeks Germany has created great excitement by taking possession of an important port in China and landing armed forces. Russia has followed suit and is now in possession of Port Arthur and another important strate? gic point is the northern part of the Celes? tial Empire, It is thought ^that England and Japan have an understanding and will combine their forces to obstruct and prevent any serious aggressions by Ger? many and Russia in China. If there is no fiiendly understanding between the great Powers of Europe in this movement in the Orient it may result in a tremendous war. If a single blow should pass, with Russia and Germany on one side and Great Baitian and'Japan on the'other, the most terrific armed contest of modern times will surely follow. The history of the United States for 1S98 may also prove to be eventful. It is highly probable that the Hawaiian islands - will be annexed, either by a ratification of the treaty made by the present administra? tion or by a joint resolution of the two houses of Congiess. There is considera? ble opposition to the annexation proposi? tion, but the sentiment of this country is decidely favorable to it. .We are of those who favor annexation and feel confident that Hawaii will be a valuable acquisition. The Cuban question is also likely to be settled during the present year. If Presi? dent McKinley can so conduct negotia? tions as to secure the independence of Cuba by the use of moral forces rather than armed intervention he will add greatly to the prestige of bis administra? tion and confer a great blessing upon the gallant people who are now struggling to secure their freedom. The business outlook for 1S9S in this country is most encouraging. Our manu? facturing and agricultural interests aie in a bright and improving condition. In the past twelve months, notwith? standing the predictions of calamity howl? ers, there has been a decided improve? ment in all lines of trade, Let us all hope that conditions will continue to get better until business is placed upon a solid and substantial basis that will last for years. A PESSIMISTIC GOVERNOR. Major J. H?ge Tyler was inaugurated Governor of Virginia in the hall of the House of Delegates, before the joint assem? bly of both houses, on the afternoon of the 1st inst. It has long been the ambition of Major Tyler to become the Chief Executive of this Commonwealth. That desire has been gratified at last, and we wish him all the happiness that is to be attained from the possession of the honorable position, and hope that good results may follow his administration of our State's affairs. But we fear he is too theoretical and impracti? cal,if we are to judge by the address which be delivered at the time of bis inaugura? tion. He seems to be fully imbued with the glorious past of Virginia, but is entirely too pessimistic as to her present condition and future interests. He was not able to cast aside, even when he was being inducted into the gubernatorial office, the dangerous yet foolish pessimism that has become a part and parcel of the advocates of free silver and expounders of Bryanism. At one point he said, "There is a feeling of unrest and disappointment throughout the land. The burdens of taxation are exces? sive and unequally distributed. The peo? ple are restricted in their just rights." These words are more in keeping with the demagogue than of the statesman and student of present economic conditions. They are better calculated to create a feel? ing of unrest among the people than to re? move the supposed ills that the Governor points to. At another point he said: "The people are hampered in the conduct of their busi? ness and are in despair at the constant and steady decline in the value of their prop? erty and are restive under the oppressive burdens of taxation they wear, while the privilege of securing currency sufficient to meet these burdens is denied them." These sentences show the ear-marks of Populism, with which the new Governor of Virginia is fully indoctrinated. Here ??????i^Bmw i -x marked further: '^.H^ and that the statement is ?^ty of money hourly made that thcre-^hile it is admit in a few favored^cv^g brQad ]aml ^ ted that^Fople there is not enough to amo^i, tax burdens laid upon them." ."dSVernor Tyler has refused to see that the great bugaboo of ''contraction" or the question of whether the recent hard times were attributable to a lack of currency in the country has been settled. The people have learned that where they have any? thing to sell for which there is a demand there is plenty of money to pay for it and at good prices. This ap? plies not only to other sections but to Virginia as well. The very day that Governor Tyler was spouting his populism ind pessimism in the time honored hall of the House of Delegates there appeared in the columns of the Richmond Times from [K)ints in all sections of Virginia reports as to business conditions that gave an em? phatic contradiction to the assertions of the pessim'stic Governor. The report of the Times from Danville says that the year 1S07 has been a pros? perous one; that the tobacconists have pro? spered and all other branches of business were equally successful; that there have been very few failures; that there has been a "building epidemic," and that more houses have been built in Danville in 1S97 than any year since the war. "The new year will start off favorably and even the croakers admit the outlook is very bright. Business of all kinds is better than a year ago." From Norfolk the report is: "A very decided improvement has been noted in the business of the city and section during 1S97, and particularly during the past three months, over 1896. This is speaking generally." The report from Norfolk tells of a number of enterprises that are now under way and a number of Others that are in contemplation. The report from Suffolk says that "busi? ness is on a better basis and everybody is prospering." The report from Chariottesville says: "Charlottesvillc business men have had a very prosperous year and seem very much encouraged by the flattering prospects of the year 1S9S. * * * The city has erected over $2oo,ooo worth of new build? ings, consisting of business houses and res? idences." One of the most encouraging reports is sent from Cape Charles City. The report says: "As a rule the people of the East ern Shore of Virginia and especially of Cape Charles City are thrifty and prosper? ous, and the year 1897 will be long remem? bered as one of tin- most profitable of re? cent years. * * * Although the farms of the Peninsula, with but few exceptions, are small it is not unusual to meet a farmei who has cleared off of his season's crop from one to two thousand dollars." From Lynchburg, the home of Senatoi Daniel, comes a bright report. It says in part: "Lynchburgers have every reason to feel satisfied, if not gratified, at th< growth made in the city's business during the past year, and at the prospects for the future. Particularly encouraging has beer the establishment here within the pasi eighteen months of several desirable am valuable enterprises. * * * At leasi two hundred thousand dollars of capita has been put into enterprises in Lynch burg in the past twelve or eighteen months and the Industrial Association is meetiii} with encouragement in their efforts to se cure other plants. * * * With tin large additions to the number of laborin; men employed, the letail merchants of tin city are expecting that their business wil receive a new impulse." And what of Pulaski, the court-housi town of the Governor's own county? Th< reporter says: "Pulaski and vicinity hav< had a prosperous year in 1S97. A! branches of business have kept " up well with prospects of improvement in 1S!?3. "Crops have been unusually good am have brought good prices. Cattle have been higher than for many years and ship ments of them have been unusually large especially the direct shipments to Europe "Puiaski merchants have done a goo> business, principally for cash, and have made very few bad bills. Theiehave beer fewer failures than ever before. All out f irnaces and factories have done a first class business in 1S97." The reporter ther tells how the telephone line has progressed how the banks have prospered, how the building business has boomed and close. with these words: "A tone of confidence pervades our town and its citizens, wht look forward to a prosperous year in 1S98.' At Koanoke the report slates that the city is very busy, that her laborers are al at work and trade is brisk. The reportei says: "With the closing of the year 189< the businessmen of Koanoke feel that thej have experienced a general revival of bus' iness compared to the four years previous. In many branches of trade business had increased nearly fifty per cent, over thatol last year. * * x The people of the city are happy and contented "with no idle hands to contend with, and most of the railroad and machine shops employes are making overtime, so brisk is the work of the Norfolk & Western Kailway Company. ? * * Wholesale dealers report that there is a general feeling among country merchants that the panic Ls at last over. They buy more freelv and less difficulty is experienced in the way of collections among them." The report from Staunton makesa splen? did showing for the industrial interests of that town. The manufacturing enterprises all did well in 18?7, and within the next thirty days two new enterprises will be started. The banks report nearly a mil? lion of dollars on deposit subject to check, which does not look like money is very scarce in Staunton and Augusta county. The merchants of Farmville say that 1897 was the best business year they have had in ten years. The special report from Petersburg was as follows: "A number of Petersburg's most prominent merchants say the busi? ness of the past year has been very satis? factory and the outlook for L898 is encour? aging. * * ;: Mr. Bartlett Roper, president of the Chamber of Commerce sard: "The general business of the city ha? been as profitable as any for" ten or twelve years. *.'*-?* The smaller mer? chants in the sections that trade with this city, as a rule, have prospered, and the percentage of failures lias been compara? tively small.'' Au excellent report also comes from Alexandria. If Governor Tyler had taken the trouble to make a careful investigation of the bus? iness conditions that prevail in ail sections of Virginia he would probably have given a more hopeful picture of the outlook. He would also have been able to utter that part of his address with more force and sincerity where, in speaking of Virginia, he said; "Her primeval forests, with its varied woods, invite the axe of the capi? talist. Her wonderful water pjwer, ready for the spindle of the cotton and other fac? tories, is eager for utilization, while eager hands, weary from enforced idleness, beckon anxiously for the holders of coney to give them employment." it is true that Virginia is iich in re.-ources that are ready to be developed by capital, . but the inaugural address of Governor Ty? ler is not calculated to attract but repel the money which he admits is necessary for the utilization of the great natura1 resources of the Slate. -???? Ix his inaugural address Governor Tyler say.-: "Virginia would seta noble ex? ample to her sister States of this Union and be worthy of a leader's place in the future, which she so proudly held in the past, if slie would forever set the seal of her condemnation upon the bold effront? ery of these who debauch the people's suffrages and pervert their will by the shameless use of money and the power of combination influences. Here is the greatest menace of our republic.'" He said nothing, however, about au honest election law, or the punishment of elec tion officers who commit the most outra? geous frauds upon the ballot boxes in Virginia We imagine the almost solid Democratic body, that listened to the burning eloquence of the Governor, laughed to itself when it remembered that the big.majority it now has is the fruit of a dishonest election law. A number of our Democratic contempo? raries are very much interested in the es? tablishment of beet sugar factories. They argue that it is folly for the people of the United States tobe paying one hundred millions of dollars annually to foreign countries for sugar that we can make at home. We agree with them in this view and would extend it to many others. It is the foundation of the protection theory. The only Democratic daily paper in Virginia that continues to play the part oi the ''calamity howler'" is the Roanoke World. Governor Tyler ought to make that paper his special organ. They both seem to be blind as to the bright present and pessimistic as to the future. They say the "anti-flirting" bill, intro? duced in the State Senate before the holi? days, will attract a great deal of atten? tion. The measure, no doubt, is a good one. but the people would like to see some anti-cheating election bills introduced in the Legislature,and passed. .-<*p Mr." Bryan has gotten back from his Mexican tour and says henasnot changed his opinion on the free silver question. We should suppose not. He is not likely to throw up an investment that pays such handsome dividends. - Thh Republicans of Indiana are discus? sing who they shall next send to the Uni? ted States Senate from that State. There is a strong sentiment in favor of ex-Presi? dent Harrison. New York city has made a slight change in its name, but there is small prospect of a change in the morals of the place. They say great activity now' prevails at certain British dockyards. What that activity means is yet to be determined. Do not make loo many good resolutions for Ife'JS, but those you do make be certain to keep. A San Francisco girl worked hard as cashier and bookkeeper all day and spent her evenings carousing with disreputable companions, yet she was so clever that she was not suspected by her employers until after she had disappeared with a large sum of their money. She is said to be a sort of female Jekyll-Hyde. 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Losses paid in Southwest Virginia over $.'>5.0()0.00, every dollar of which was paid without law-suit or controversy, oct: CASTNE &BULLITI Sole Agents for the Celebrated Pocahontas Smokeless Semi-Bituminous P< KJAHONTAS. Trade Mark Registered. COAL Main Office! 328 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. BRANCH OFFICES: 1 Broadway, New York, Old Colony Building, Chicago, III. 70 Kilby Street, Boston, Mass., Neave Building, Cincinnati, 0. Progress Building, Norfolk, \*a., 4 Fenchurch Avenue, London, England, Terry Building, Koanoke, Va. Wanted 5o,ooo Choice Dressed Turkeys. Between this and middle of March, 1898, to supply our trade, fCREY, PRICE and CO,, 933 La. Aye., Washington, D. C. Commission Mercbants. REFERENCES: Oar Shippers and The Central National Bank, Washington, D. C. Not Economy To hunt around and spend hours and perhaps days hunting a suitable present for your friend, and then get something that is not what you want. You can save all this time and trouble by coming right to The Tazewel! Drug Go., Where you will find the veryarticle you want and be suited in a few minutes both in quality and price. Our stock is handsome and useful, the very thing you want. Wishing you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year, we are Yours to please, TAZEWELL DRUG CO. Bluefleld Inn, Blaefield, W. Va. Cafe. Rates ?2 per day. Meals 50c. Fine old wines, whiskies, gins and champagnes at rea? sonable prices, viz: Bigbie's Old Velvet, qt., $1.00, gal., $4. I Joe Fiske Sour Mash, qt., $1.50, gal , $6 Old Mt. Vernon 1.00, Dixie Pure Rye, 1.00, Old Wilson Rye, 1.00, Commonwealth Club 1.00, Old Henry 1.00, Bigbie's Piedmont Club 1.50, Genuine Old Barbee, 1.5o, Westmorland Rye, 1.5o, 4. I Our Pet, Pure Rye, 4. i Oscar Fepper, 4. I J. E. Pepper, Genuine, 4. I Old Tom Gin, 4. I Geneva Holland Gin 6. Runnymeade Rye, 6. I Fine Apple Brandy, G. I Apolinaria Water, 1.50, 1.25, i.50, 1.50, 1.50, 1.50, l.oo, .25. Sherrys, Ports, Blackberry, Hennesey's Brandies, Jamaica and Santa Croix Rum for Medicinal Purposes, Ales, Porters and Cordials?imported. City orders delivered free. Mail orders receive prompt attention. Patronage solicited. E?. O. SLOAN. TAZEWELL 1 COLLEGE .FOR. BOYS AN D GIR LS. 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 101, thus giving logical endorsement to the natural principle of co-education. The college will be continued under the same management. BO ARD, 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. Yon must bring with you one pair of sheets, blankets, towels and pillow cases. Hoys' 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. J. 6. CAUDILL, TAZEWELL, YA E. H. Witten. j H. Hibbitts. WITTEN & HIBBITTS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, GRUNDY VA. w7w7MOORE & CO, Tazeivell, Va? Tin and Sheetiron Workers AND ROOFERS. Jg^GUTTERING a specialty. All kinds of Repairing done. Prices reasonable and WORK GUARANTEED. 11-12,90. Dyeing and Cleaning Alice Johnson is prepared for cleaning and dyeing all kinds of ladies and gentle? men's" garments. You will find her shop in the llelew property, Main Street, Taze? well, Va. Satisfaction guaranteed. ROBERT D. HUFFORD, M. D., flrySiCiai^ & Surgeon TAZEWELL, VA. Will respond to all calls, day or night? by telegram or otherwise. (aug27 C. T. PATTON, BLACKSMITH -and CENERAL - REPAIRER TAZEWELL, VIKGINIA. (Yost's Old Stand) Iam prepared to execute, at s^ort notice and on reasonable terms, all 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 J. B. Crawford, where he is prepared to do everything per? taining to that branch. MRS, JENNIE LEWIS, (Residence?West End) Milliner and Dressmaker, TAZEWELL, VIKGINIA. Perfect fit guaranteed in every case and terms very reasonable. Fancy Mantels, Tile Hearths and Facings Artistically Arranged n Complimentary Colors. Perfect satisfaction guaranteed. Write for samples and references. E. C. JONES, Lock Box 10. fiflj,^ yaj Clinch Valley Roller Mills. CEDAR BLUFF, VA., The Rest Equipped Mills in Southwest Virginia. uufactures High grade Koller Flour and all kinds 01 mm rteii. ?? IN ?[^>> i_-J -Tr i?_r>?*?t cu?. So nn.nn.mwH the heft in the ruaiKet. Our PKIDE OF THE Vi flour guaranteed. 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