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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1S9S. i
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
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
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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
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?
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
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?
Au excellent report also comes from
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
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.
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
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?
New York city has made a slight
change in its name, but there is small
prospect of a change in the morals of the
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
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.
Much in Little
is especially true of Hood's Pills, for no medi?
cine ever contained so great curative power in
so small space. They are a whole medicine
chest, always ready, al?
ways efficient, always sat?
isfactory; prevent a cold
or fever, cure all liver ills,
sick headache, jaundice, constipation, etc. 25c.
The only rills to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla.
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CHAPMAN & HURT,
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS,
Represent the following old reliable Fire Companies:
Liverpool und L ondon and Globe,
Royal Insurance Company of Liverpool,
Hartford Fire Insurance Company,
New York Underwriters' Agency,
Home insurance Company of New York
Aetna Insurance Co. of Hartford.
Georgia Home Ins. Co. of Colnmbus, Ga.
Virginia File and Marine Insurance Co.
Virginia State Insurance Company,
Petersburg Savings and Insurance Co.
United States Insurance Co. of N. Y.
North British and Mercantile.
LIFE AND ACCIDENT.
Mutual Life of New York,
Travelers' Ins. Co. of Hartford Conn.
American Security Company of N. Y.
Lloyd's Plate Glass Company of N. Y.
Policies written by them insure protection, indemnity and security
to their holders. Losses paid in Southwest Virginia over $.'>5.0()0.00,
every dollar of which was paid without law-suit or controversy, oct:
Sole Agents for the
Trade Mark Registered.
Main Office! 328 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
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.
Between this and middle of March, 1898, to supply our trade,
fCREY, PRICE and CO,,
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REFERENCES: Oar Shippers and The Central National Bank, Washington,
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
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.
Blaefield, W. Va.
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,
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
E?. O. SLOAN.
BOYS AN D GIR LS.
Seventh Annual Session
Opens September 7,1897
MAY 18, 1898.
The Session just closed
was most satisfactory to
PUPILS, PATRONS AND IN?
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
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,
J. 6. CAUDILL,
E. H. Witten. j H. Hibbitts.
WITTEN & HIBBITTS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
w7w7MOORE & CO,
Tin and Sheetiron
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
Will respond to all calls, day or night?
by telegram or otherwise. (aug27
C. T. PATTON,
CENERAL - REPAIRER
(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,
Perfect fit guaranteed in every case and
terms very reasonable.
Tile Hearths and Facings
Artistically Arranged n Complimentary
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.
PKIDE OF THE Vi
Capacity' 50 barrels Flour and 200 bushels Meal Dally
Custom grinding carefully and promptly done. A customer who tries our Floui
and meal stays with us.
HI86INBBTHAM & KIRBY, Proprietors.
MISS MAG. LITZ,
(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. Promptness my motto.
Tazewell Planing Mills
???<?? ID- [email protected]<$ & [email protected], Proprietors.
JVc are npw ready to do any kind of work in
RIPPING AND PLANING LUMBER,
MOULDINGS and BRACKETS
-~?~0F EVERY DESCRIPTION,
VVineloW and "Qoor prame?.
We take pleasure in announcing to the public that oui
facilities fordoing neat and clean-cut work and at short notice
are unsurpassed in this section of Virginia. If you doubt it
give us a trial and you will be convinced.
G. W. YOST & CO., Tazewell. Va.
F. R. Greenawalt & Co,,
Dealers in and Manufacturers of
Marble and Granite
Iron Fencing and all kinds of Ceme
tary work done in the neatest style.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, WYTHEVILLE, VIRGINIA.
Wallace Caldwell, W. G. YojUKg,
Jno. L. Caldwell, Tazewell, Va.
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TAZEWELL, - - - VIKGINIA,
ITALIAN AND AMERICAN MARBLE,
Statuary and all Kinds of Cemetery Work.
We are in the field on the merits of our work, and satisfaction is guaranteed, both
in quality anil price. Specimens of our work can he seen in stock at the residence -+i
W. G. Young. Give us your orders, they will he promptly tilled, and we will save
you money. For further information apply to
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