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GANIZATION. The Fire Fiend Again Makes a Raid, THIS TIME HE IS MET AND CONQUERED Fire Company No. 2., Capt. Holly's Colored Fire Brigade, go Promptly to the Scene and Extinguish the Flames. About 8 o'clock Tuesdav night the alarm of fire was again heard in our town. It was ascertained that that the roof of Dr. Pierce's residence on West Main Street was on tire, it having caught from sparks that came from the chimney. As soon as the alarm was given the coloied firemen, who compose lire company No.2., hur? ried with their reel and hose to the nearest tire hydrant and promptly attached the h?'se to tlu plug, and in a short while with one nozzle put out the blazing shingles. The new reels and hose which were as? signed to Tazewell Fire Company, which is composed of white citizens, had been placed in the old store room of Moss & Greever. The result was that the key to the door had to be hunted up after the tire alarm was given, and the white com? pany was so delayed it did not reach the scene of the tire until the tiames had been put out. A hose house should be built immeiiia!elv for the new reels and hose, and each tireman provided with a key to the door. A delay of a few miuutes often gives a lire such a start that it becomes very destructive. Our town has seen the good re-ults that follow the organization of fire companies, and steps should be taken to improve and peifect these organizations. Three rousing cheers for the colored fire brigade, who won tin.' first laurels under the new organization. County Court Proceedings. When we went to press hist week the county court was then engaged in the trial of the Commonwealth vs. U. S. G. Free, which w as a charge of felonious assault. As we predicted, that case occupied the court the balance of the week. It was very hotly contested both by the prosecution and the defense. It will be remembered that Froe was a colored man and a mem? ber of the police force at Pocahontas. Some time last December, while he had a white man by the name of Brown under arrest and was taking him to the station house, he was charged with makinga violent assault upon Brown and indicting painful injuries. At the trial a number of witnesses were put upon the stand, most of them being for the prosecution. The evidence was concluded on Friday afternoon, and on Saturday the case was argued and given to the jury. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty of unlawful assault and lixed the punishment of the accused at five days confinement in jail and a fine of $50. On Monday afternoon the trial of the case of the Commonwealth vs. Jordan Jones was begun. Jones was charged with breaking into the smoke house of Mr. K. --T. Bowen, at Maiden Spring, last Decem? ber and taking therefrom 21) shoulders and 5 hams of bacon. The Commonwealth was represented by Mr. C. J. Barns and the accused was defended by Higginbotham 6 Peery. At the conclusion of the testi? mony, at about 3 o'clock on Tuesday af? ternoon, the case was submitted to the jury without argument. The jury remained out only about live minutes and returned with a verdict of not guilty as charged in the indictment. Religious Services Still Continue. The meetings are still being held in the Methodist church twice each day, at 3:15 p. m. and? :15 p. m. Large congregations assemble at each meeting and much in? terest continues to be manifested,especially by the church members. Rev. J. T. Frazier continued to assist the pastor, Rev. I. P. Martin, until last Monday afternoon, w hen he was compelled by othe1- engage? ments to leave. During participation in the work Rev. Frazier preached a num? ber of splendid sermons. On Tuesday Rev. Jno. W. Smith, pastor in charge of Graham station, came to help in the work. He was the preacher in charge of Jeffer? son vi He circuit a number of years ago ?w hen this station was a part of the circuit, and is well and favorably remembered by a number of the people of the community. We do not know how long the meeting will be continued, but the pastor is reluc? tant to discontinue them as long as such large congregations assemble and as much interest is shown. New Advertisement. Mos3 & Greever talk to the farmers about plows. Buston & Sona make suggestions about your breakfast. Jno. E. Jackson tells the people some very important things about brushes and combs. Harrisson & Gillespie Bros, call atten? tion to their immense stock of ribbons, laces etc. The Tazewell Drug Company indulges in some war talk. Norfolk and Western Earnings. Norfolk and Western railway earnings for the thir? week in February were $210, 157, or an increase of $28,916 over the same week of last year. The total earn? ings for the month to date are $008,120, an increase of $54,948 over the same pe? riod of last year. From July 1st to latest date the earnings were $6,803,721, an in? crease of $462,742 over last year. America's greatest remedy is Hood's Sarsaparilla, which cures when all other .preparations fail to do any good whatever. v-_ To Care Constipation Forever. Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic 10c or 25c. It C C. C. tall to cure, druggists refund monew. Scaley Forger in the Toils. I On Saturday at noon Sheriff Hammond, j of Lamar county, Texas, arrived in tiie city and in the afternoon accompanied by Detectives Baldwin and Haller, went to North Carolina where R. P. Lewis, alias Scales, alias Prentiss, was confined in jail awaiting requisition papers from the State of Texas, where he is wanted on several charges of forgery. Sheriff Hammond had the necoppary papers and the officers started with the prisoner for Roanoke, ar? riving here on Sunday morning, having come in on a freight) train. Sheriff Ham? mond, with his prisoner, remained over in the city until yesterday morning, when they started for Texas on the vestibule southbound train at 5:30 o'clock. During the daya representative of the Times called at the office of the Baldwin Detective Agency, where he had an opportunity to interview the prisoner. Lewis is a fine looking man and very intelligent. He said that he was glad to go back to Texas as lie could not afford to scout any longer. He believes that be will finally get out of his trouble. He talks very freely and does not deny skipping his bail bond of $1,800 two years ago. The prisoner spoke in very complimentary terms of Detectives Bal? dwin, Haller and their colleagues, saying that they had shown him every courtesy while in their power. In the few months he had been at Keysville he had amassed about $4,000 worth of property by trading in tobacco, and openly alleges that the people of Keysville had robbed him of all his property there after he so narrowly es? caped the detectives on January 24, an ac? count of which appeared in The Times. He charges the people of Keysville with as? sisting him to escape under the guise of friendship and as soon as he was out of the way there was a wild rush to secure his property. Lewis goes so far ns to say that his former friends forged a bill of sale of all his property and then had him indicted in the county court to prevent his return. He expresses a desire to be able to come back some day and prosecute his Keysville friends. Sheriff Hammond stated to a re? porter that there were several indictments against Lewis in Lamar county but that several of the witnesses were now dead, and especially the witness in the most im? portant cases.?Roanoke Times. A Little Boy's Trouble. '?.My little boy has been troubled every spring for the past four or five years by an eruption covering his body and limbs. It was so bad he could not get on his shoes and stocking?. Last spring I heard of Hood's Sarsaparilla, and by taking this medicine he was entirely cured." Mrs. Nettie Ryan, Winchester, Va. Hood's Pills are the only pills to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla. Cure all liver ills. LOOTED THE TREASURY. Mr. Bailey's Visit Paid for by Virginia Taxpayers. Richmond, Va., March 1.?The Legisla? ture was thrown into a fever of suppressed excitement this morning when it was whis? pered that the expenses incident to Con? gressman Bailey's visit, amounting to nearly $1,000 had been paid out of the State Treasury. Mr. Bailey's subject was "The Chicago Democratic Platform," and he delivered a fine political speech, uphold? ing the cause of free silver. When the charge that the public treasury footed the entire bill, including the cost of the banquet at the Jefferson, where fair women and sparkling wine lent charm to the occasion, it was made apparent that an effort was to be made to hush the mat? ter up. Later in the day a resolution introduced in the Senate brought out the fact that all expenses incident to the visit of Mr. Bailey's party were paid out of the Virginia tax? payers. When the fact came out indigna? tion ran high, especially in the House, where life-long Democrats denounced the act as an outrage. Our Navy And Spain. Berlin, Feb. 27.?Captain Fritz Hoenig, editor of "Die Deutsjhe Hereszeitung" ("The German Army Review"), author of numerous standard works, avowed to be the most reliable and the most prominent writer on military subj< cts in Germany, granted me an interview to-day. As his opinion and approval of vital military and marine questions are solicited by the lead? ing statesmen of the Fatherland, what he may have to say with respect to the effi? ciency of the United States Army and Navy is of great importance. Captain Hoenig authorizes the following statement for pub? lication in "The Press":? "The very best defense for New York and by far the cheapest, will prove a thor? oughly equipped fleet of battleships. The United States, however, cannot as yet, boast of being able to concentrate around New "i ork a fleet adequate to defend that harbor in case of war. "As to fortifications around the Ameri? can metropolis, it would take a long time to arrange a cbain of strongholds, so man? ned and gunned as to render it unapproach? able for the enemy. But it will be com? paratively easy for Yankee ingenuity to render the shore impregnable by a series of submarine mines and other modern de? vices of naval warfare. America is far ahead of the European powers in the man? ufacture and practical application of sub? marine explosives, and this means of de? fense will not prove so very expensive. "Comparing the United States Navy with that of Spain there is no doubt that the former is far ahead in the number and quality of its ironclad men-of-war, though it lags behind in its cruisers. In case of war with even chances I would prefer to be on the American side, though to the super? ficial observer there seems little difference in the naval strength of the two nations." ROBERT WARNER. On the morning of Feb. 20,1895, I was sick with rheumatism, and lay in bed until May 21st, when I got a bottle of Chamber? lain's Pain Balm. The first application of it relieved me almost entirely from the pain and the second afforded complete re? lief. In a short time I was able to be up and about again.?A. T. Moreaux, Luverne, Minn. Sold by Jno. E. Jackson, druggist. WORK OF SPANIARDS. IA Correspondent Says He Has Private Information About the Maine Plot. Key West, Feb. 27.?I have received private information from Havana that convinces me that the destruction of the Maine was the work of three Spanish mer? chants. They have stores on Muralla Street, between Habana and Villegas Streets. These men obtained the torpedo or mine from some one connected with the Spanish Government and gave it to the three conspirators. The four were to recieve $10,000, although only a part of the money has been paid. One of the men employed was a well-known diver of Kegla, the best in the harbor. The spot selected to place the battery, connected by wire with the mine or tor? pedo, was over a bank called Bajo de Santa Catalina, close to the Maine. I have every reason to believe that this clue will lead to the detection of the per? petrators of the Mnine outrage. The in? formation that the mine or fixed torpedo was operated from Santa Catalina wharf comes to me from two sources, as well as the statement that the men engaged in the work were poorly paid for the hideous success. On the night of the explosion the torpedo or mine was affixed to the ship, and the conspirators withdrew to their headquarters in the old abandoned hospital of Santa Catalina. Here the elec? trical connections were made, and one of the miscreants touched the button that caused the iives of 250 men to be snufled out. In the wild confusion that ensued in the harbor all attention was diverted from tl e black old buildings across the hardor and the men who had wrought such devasta? tion sneaked away. Karl Dkckeb. MURDER WILL OUT. Spaniards of All Parties Unable to Conceal Their Joy. Havana, Feb. 2S.?Spaniards of all par? ties are unable to conceal their joy over the disaster of the Maine, and even in their newspapers, after the first conven? tional expressions of sorrow, the most cruel and inhuman sentiments are found. Diario de La Marina, the oldest news? paper of Havana, says the blowing up of the Maine was "A Hecatomb," and then printed the following explanation: "A subscriber asks what is the meaning of the word 'hecatomb.' We have to ans? wer that it was the sacrifice of over one hundred oxen before the altars of the false gods. It is also the wholesale butchery of dumb beasts and some other kind of ani? mals." The joke, if so it can be called, has been reprinted by all the Spanish press. To understand the significance of this stupid piece of journalism, it is only necessary to say that the ox is regarded by the Spanish people as the most contemptible of animals. El Carrio, Weylor's organ here, sarcas? tically remarks that if war is declared, Spain has aheady won the first battle "by lucky chance." MORE THAN LIKELY. Alleged That Spanish Officers Knew What Was to Happen. New York, Feb. 28.?Joseph Perlman, a wnolesale tobacconist, arrived today from Havana on the steamship Yumuri. He says: "I am certain that the officers of the Spanish cruiser Alfonso XII, which an? chored not far distant from the Maine, knew that the Maine was to be blown up. A prominent custom agent, a friend of mine for years, whom I know to be truth? ful, told me that a Spanish naval officer, second in command of the Alfonso XII, admitted to him that the Alfonso XII had her small boats ready for launching twelve minutes before the explosion occurred. This naval officer said that the reason for making this preparation was that it was feared on board the Alfonso XII that the explosion nnder water might injure their vessel. The same officer told my friend that the great upheaval made by the sub? marine explosion had tossed the Alfonso XII about in an alarming manner and that care was taken not to launch the small boats until the water had subsided, for fear they might be swamped." SIGSBEE UNDER FIRE. The Officer's Coolness Under Farragut at Mobile Bay. Now that the name of Captain Sigsbee, of the Maine, is in everybody's mind, and his worth as an officer is being attested by scores*of his superiois, let me add my mite to prove his courage and perfect coolness in battle, says a narrator in the San Fran? cisco Examiner. Sigsbee was a youngster just out of the academy whe'n Farragut was preparing for his big fight in Mobile Bay. I was an ensign of the Admiral's staff, and Sigsbee joined the Hartford a month before the fight. In assigning officers and men to their stations Captain Dray ton, Farragut's fleet captain, assigned Ensign Sigsbee to take charge of the forward powder division. These divisions were strings of men and boy6 to pass powder and shells from the after and forward magazines to the pow? der and shell whips, to be hoisted to the gun deck through the hatches. Another duty of these powder monkeys was to yell like dervishes in the excitement of battle, and it was a duty they did not neglect. cool in din of battle. We had passed the forts and were re? ceiving the attack of the ram Tennessee with her magnificent battery, when Sigs? bee came aft from his division to see how my boys were getting on. The powder bags and shells were going up in a steady stream, and the boys were very noisy. "Any casualties?" he asked as he wiped some smudge off his face." "No," I said, "we're all right. How is it with you?" "Poor Heginbotham is killed," he said. Heginbotham was another of the Admi? ral's staff, who had been assigned to take charge of a shell whip. At that instant there was a mighty ZEWELL, VA., THURSDAY, MARCH 3, crash iinmediately behind Sigsbee. The whole lining of the ship's side gave way, carrying with it the bulkhead of the junioi officer's messroom and filling the air with splinters and dust. A big seven-inch shell had done the damage. It entered the Hartford's 6ide, tore down all the woodwork mentioned, cut a heavy oak stanchion, against which Sigsbee was leaning, entirely in two, and one jagged end of the stanchion took one of the skirts of Sigsbee's best uniform coat and ripped it off as if with a knife. When the dust and splinters subsided Sigsbee drew a long breath. "Well!" he remarked quietly, "I won? der where that d?d thing went to." He found the d?d thing afterward ly? ing snugly in the Chief Engineer's bed. It was a 250-pound shell. It failed to ex? plode. Had it fulfilled its whole mission there would jjow be no Captain Sigsbee to receive the world's plaudits and no hum? ble penman like myself to tell this tale." INSURGENTS VICTORIOUS. Spaniards Routed in Three of the Biggest Engagements Yet Had. Washington, March 1.?Official reports from the American consuls in Cuba re ceived to-day state that the insurgents were victorious in three out of four of the biggest engagements since the war begun In one engagement the Spanish lo?t 300 killed and wounded. The Spanish column was attacked February 8, near Holguin The Spaniards fought lying on the ground, suffering great loss. The official who has bandied the reports from the consuls regarding the condition of the reconcentrados said to day: "These reports show a far worse situation among the wretched people than any newspaper reports yet published. About 225,000 old men, women and children are how starv ing to death. Between 450,000 and 500, 000 are suffering from disease and lack of proper food. More than 350,000 have died of disease and starvation since Wey? ler's order of concentration. Mothers by the hundreds with unborn babes are in? cluded among the victims. The publica? tion of these appalling facts will be fol? lowed immediately by congressional action. No Congressman with a spark of feeling could remain unmoved at the recital of the horrible Htory these reports tell." I desire to attest to the merits of Cham? berlain's Cough Remedy as one of the most valuable and efficient preparations an the market. It broke an exceedingly dangerous cough for me in 24 hours, and in gratitude therefor, I desire to inform you that I will never be without it and you should feel proud of the high esteem in which your Remedies are held by peo? ple in general. It is the one remedy among ten thousand. Success to it.?O. R. Downey, Editor Democrat, Albion, Ind. For sale by Jno. E. Jackson. PLAN TO FREE CUBA. President McKinley is Said to Ha\ Formulated One. Washington, March I.?Now that tli administration has apparently accepte the view that the Maine was bloA'n up b an accident, President McKinly has take up the Cuban question, and will preser his plan for settlement, in a vigorous mat ner. The plan is now for the springing c McKinley,s plan for the freedom of Cub almost immediately following the repoi of the board of inquiry. Direct interveti tion is scarcely to be thought of, but th proposition will be the purchase of Cuba freedom by having the United State guarantee bonds that will be issued in pay ment of the purchase price. John J Cook, a New York financier, is now her looking after the financial end of th scheme. He dedans the trouble is no worth speaking of to put the bonds on th market. There is every reason to believe the Sa gasta ministry have been approached oi the subject. The President is said to bav< unofficial information that the propositioi is without the possibility of acceptance. A man stands no chance of being electee to the mayorsbip of a city unless he enjoyi the confidence and esteem of his neighbors Geo. W. Humphrey is the popular mayoi of Swanton, Ohio, and under the date o Jan. 17, 1890, he writes as follows: "Thif is to certify to our appreciation of Cham berlain's Cough Remedy. My family anc neighbors have tested it, and we know il is an excellent remedy for coughs and colds.?George W. Humphrey." Sold by Jno. E. Jackson, druggist. PAINT LICK ITEMS. Educate Tour Bowels With Ciiscarets. Candy Cathartic, euro constipation forevet. 10c, 25c. If C. C C. fall, druggists refund money. Rev. W. W. Newberry preached a most excellent sermon here yesterday to a large congregation?the iext was the eecond coming of Christ. Mr. W. E. White, of Belfast, was visit? ing relatives at Paint Lick Saturday. Mr. Geo. Haislip, who has been visiting relatives and friends, at this place, will start for his home in Missouri to-morrow. Don't ciy girls! he says he "is coming back nextfall"(?) Mr. and Mrs. J. M. White, of Belfast, were visiting at his brothers, Mr. Balfour White's, Saturday and Sunday. Miss Nannie Tyues, was visiting at Mrs. Mary Brown's Sunday. Miss Nannie is a most accomplished lady and all will regret to give her up. Thomas Ascue was the guest of Miss Maggie Green, Sunday. D. Green & Co. are hauling lumber and preparing to build a new store, which will be another improvement in our little town. Miss Mabel White and her cousin, Miss Lucy Barnett, spent the day with Miss Nellie Ascue, yesterday. Mr. Laird closed his school here last Fri? day. Mr. Laird has taught a successful schooland every body is perfectly satisfied. Evidences Abound. Ribbon and lace uses are of so extensive a char? acter as to warrant giving your ribbon and lace pur? chases careful scrutiny. Here you will find the BEST GENERAL LINES. We studied the fash? ion facts in advance; we had a knowledge of our cus? tomers' needs when we bought our stock. Here are the evidences upon which we based our Spring purchases: TOILETTES A feature which characterizes all the new frocks is the SASH. Nine out of ten of the new gowns ?whether for street or in? door wear?are draped with one or more of these graceful appendages. Sometimes the ends are out in barb shape, edged with lace about four inches wide and mounted on the satin or ribbon with a heading made of a narrow chiffon ruche. ELITE STYLES. Alongside of the ribbons and laces will be profusely used in the many pretty Challies, Foulards and Organdies, now displayed in the windows of leading retailers. LA MODE DE PARIS.' Costume for girl of 12, of cteam colored canvas. Skirt edged with satin ribbon, a yoke of satin and full bodice, and a sort of bolero of lace in points hanging from this. Materials required?5 yards 30 inch mate? rial, 10 yards 2 inch ribbon, J yard satin, 3i yards lace. ROBES DE LUXE. Ribbon sashes are worn in various widths. From three to .ten inches de? scribes the limit each way. The excess? ively wide styles, once popular, are not used, except to cut them up into jacket fronts, and the very broadest sashes are of transparent texture. A sash that is not too wide and that falls to the skirt-hem is, as a rule, far more becoming than one that is half length. A very wide sash cannot be tied at the side. VOGUE. Soft poplins, beugalices and organdies. These in pink, sky blue, daffodil, yellows and ivory white make up delightfully with mausseline de soie, but not over elaborate, and ribbons and laces in the right place. L' ART DE LA MODE. Party frock of dainty, light material, with vines of pink roses with foliage. Cor? sage of white mousieline desoi, with bands of narrow satin ribbon, alternately pink and green drawn into the belt and form? ing plaid over bust. Lace and square, fiat revers. The following list of the leading fashion magazines of the World also voice the above sentiments. Harper's Bazar. La Charme. WeinerChie. Le Morrtieur de la Mode. American Queen. Le Bon Ton. Standard Designer. Le Solon de la Mode. Demorest's Mirror of Fashion. The Queen. Ladies' World. The Delineator. Dry Goods Economist. Ladies' Home Journal 1898. oooooo How About Your Breakfast? * Do you enjoy this, the most beneficial meal in the day? The doctors say that proper breakfast diet is most healthful. We know we are selling pure and healthful breakfast foods. Full, plump grains of oats and whe.it look alike when ground. One is full of nourishment, the other of husks, and makes a fine flour or dust. The more closely the grain is selected the better the oat? meal will be. When out kind is properly cooked, its creamy and has a nice toasty flavor. Similarity of appear? ance is the only point of resemblance between it and the cheaper kinds. It is free from hulls, black specks and flour. Bo Ro led Oats and led Wheat, Is prepared from the pith of the Soga Palm, a tree, growing m the islands of the Indian Ocean. There is no article in the entire list of dietics more nutritious, or more readily digested than Sogo. An excel? lent diet for the sick and convalescent. Easily prepared. Justly prized in the various forms in which it may be served as a luxury. Pearl Sogo, Human building material. Nourishes each element of the body in proportion to its natural require? ments. Shredded whole wheat biscuit is whole wheat, and nothing but whole wheat; the wheat is merely shredded and cooked to make it easily digested and utilized. It may be used at every meal in a great variety of ways. Shredded Wheat Biscuit. Pettyjohn's Pearl Rolled Breakfast Hominy, Hominy Food, Tapioca and Grits. of these goods We carry only the whoisome kinds We will furnish to those who want them?the less wholesome brands for less money than we sell the above kinds. Yours for wholesome eatables, Boston & Sons. OOOOOOOOOOOOOO oooooo ooo? A Word Before We Go. On the 1st of March we leave for the Eastern cities to purchase our stock for the coming season, and to learn about the new styles of Ladies', Misses' and Children's Hats, of which we will buy more extensively than usual. Uutil this date we will sell at cost all of our fine hats, from $1.75 to $2.00 each. These are nice goods and worth double the prices quoted. TAZEWELL MILLINERY CO. CANNED GOODS. n 1 V * California Peaches, 20c; California Pears, 25c, and all kinds of |? Canned Goods at lowest prices. /"N o _ ? T 73 BEST FLOUR on maiket, qualitv guaranteed, ?5.50. CHOICE _ F" HAY, 70 cents. K8 S _ x n > ^ We pay one-half cash for Produce. Ring us up at Jackson's and ^ I?" give us a trial. TYNES BROS. School was dismissed at 12 o'clock, and the children played until they were tired when several of our good Christian Brothers came to the school house, where we all en? gaged in prayer for a while, when several good talks were made. Mr. Laird gave both girls and boys good advice as to marrying drunkards and being "toughs." Prayer meeting conducted last Wednes? day night by Mr. Laird and will be con? ducted next Wednesday by Mr. Repass. Mr. Charles Ball, of Honaker, is at Paint Lick on business this week. P. andQ. March, 1st, 1898. DORAN ITEMS. Rev. G. W. Harless, delivered an ex? cellent sermon at Miles chapel on last Sunday. Mr. Stewat Watkms, who has been very ill is thongbt to be better at this writing. Miss Nannie Brewster returned home from her school last Monday. She will be greatly missed by her Doran friends. Thtee of our Doran girls were out last Saturday, there came a verv sudden cyclone and swept two of them off their horses. Mr. R. A. Gille3pie gave a social in honor of Miss Nannie Brewster on last Friday night. The young folks report quite a pleasant time. Mr. Geo. McCall and Charles Stephen son made a flying trip to Cedar Bluff on last Saturday. There seems to be some attraction there for the young gentlemen. Misses Maggie and Dora Crockett are very sick with measles, hope they will be out soon. Miss Millie South is visiting friends at Steelesburg. The old widowers and bachelors had ta meeting at Mr. Gillespie's Saturday night. Mr. J. T. Watkins, who has been very sic! is better. Miss Minnie Robinson, of Big Lick, was visiting this place Sunday. Capt. Dickenson was up from Swords Creek Sunday, but looked sad, his girl was absent. The Girls Favorite. EDITORIAL PARAGRAPHS. General Wade Hampton advises that in in the event of a war with Spain Southern people take no part in it, except to protect their own seacoast and territory. That is patriotism with a vengeance. Hampton has lost his fat government job as Commis? sioner of Railroads and his patriotism has VELVET $3 Gal. This famous brand is beyond all doubt the finest Rye produced at the price. We guarantee same. 6 full Qts. 4.50 per case. L. Lazarus & Co, CAROLIN?TORN $2 A two year old whiskey made in the State that bears is name. Made by old copper still open fire process. t. Lazarus & Co. OLD V?TgLaDE 25a This is a elegant three year old Maryland Rye pronounced by ex? perts to be A 1. L Lazarus & Co. GEORGifU?RN l5o Two years old, copper stilled by open fire process. L, Lazarus m Co, VA. WHITTftYE $2. Made in mountains of Virginia. A pleasant, soft and elegaut drink. L, Lazarus and 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 GOODsToARANTEED, WRITE FOR PRICES L. Lazarus &C? Pocabontas, Va, Prompt Attention to Mail Orders. departed. He is not a representative of sentiment in the South. If we should have a war with Spain Southwest Virginia will send as gallant sol? diers to the front as ever drew blade or carried a gun. Sam Jones has withdrawn his name as a candidate for Governor of Georgia. Sam is a backslider in politics if not in religion. Senator Mason has introduced a resolu? tion to point a committee of three Sena? tors and three Representatives to investi? gate the recent murder of the colored post? master at Lake City, S. C. It is a thing that ought to be investigated. Spain hates the Yankee nation, and her hate would be mixed with fear and humil? iation if the two countries should become involved in war. The question now, is Judge Rhea a mem? ber of the watermelon or anti-watermelon faction in Washington county? He antag? onized Senator Steele in the appointment of an electoral board for that county, and Rhea succeeded in getting two of his men appointed while Steele got only one. If we mistake not this will provoke war in the camp. The wages of 2,500 men who work in the coal mines of Merer and Venango coun? ties, Penn., have been increased ten cents per ton for screened coal,to continue for one year. There is great scarcity of food in Spain, wheat is high and bread riots occur daily at some points. With bread riots at home and the insurgents coping successfully with her armies in Cuba, Spain is in a poor condition to go to war with the United States. Senator Flanagan introduced a resolu? tion in the State Senate to prohibit the State from paving the expenses of Mr. Bailey, of Texas, who came to Richmond and spoke last week for free silver and Bryanism. Mr. Flanagan's resolution was defeated by an almost unanimous vote. The State of Virginia will pay about $1,000 for the privilege of having Mr. Bailey de? liver a stump speech before the General Assembly. This is Democratic retrench? ment and reform. It is, or should be, tl e highest aim o^ every merchant to please his customers; aud that the wide-awake drug firm of Meyers & Eshleman, Sterling, 111., is do? ing so, is proven by the following, from Mr. Eshleman : "In my sixteen years' experience in the drug business I have never seen or sold or tried a medicine that gave as good satisfaction as Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy."' Sold by .Tno. E. Jackson, druggist.