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The TazewellRepublican
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sponsible for opinions expressed by Correspon?
Thi Republican is entered at the Post-office at
Ta2ewel), Virginia, as second-class matter.
Our Democratic friends are expressing
great confidence in their ability to carry
the Ninth Congressional district at the ap?
proaching fall election. They speak of
such a result as a foregone conclusion.
On what do they base their confident pre?
dictions ?
In 1896, with all the serious disadvan?
tages resulting from a one-Bided and un?
fair election law, with the gush and rush
of free silverism, ?ryanism and Populism
all combined against them, the Republi?
cans carried the district by a large major?
ity. But for votes that were Jost by im?
properly marked and defaced ballots the
majority would have been nearly tlnee
thousand for the Republican ticket in the
district. Has there been anything done
or said to change the condition of senti?
ment among the people as expressed by
the result of the election in 1S96? Has
the Democratic party, State or National,
accomplished anything to the very gieat
benefit of the country since its defeat in
the last national election ? Have the re?
sults that they predicted would follow
Republican success come ? Have the bus?
iness conditions of the country been im?
proved since the advent of the McKinley
administration or have they grown worse ?
Has tire cause of fiat money and a de?
based free silver currency been strength?
ened in any way ? Thinking, honest men
will say in response to these interrogatories,
There has been no noticeable change in
the political sentiment of the Ninth Con?
gressional district, certainly none that is
favorable to the doctrines* of Bryanieru.
The agricultural interests of the Southwest
were never in better shape. The farmer
who is not doing well is one who has noth?
ing to sell or who was burdened with
debt under a Democratic administration
from which he is struggling to free him
eelf. In the mining regions of the Ninth
district men are now idle only from choice,
while the lumber business was never more
active. Since the defeat of free silver in
1S96 the business conditions of our sec?
tion have been steadily improving. It
cannot, therefore, be said that the voters
of the district have become dissatisfied
l>ecauEe of the failure of the Republican
party to redeem its promises, or from a
demonstration of the correctness of the
doctrines of theBryanites.
We fear the Democrats are basing their
confident assertions, as to their ability to
carry the district, upon something else
than a change in popular sentiment.
Perhaps they have found out that they
made too many "mistakes" in 1896 and
will not repeat them in 1S98. Republi?
canism is stronger in the district than it
was in 1S96. Every promise of the party
has been discharged or an honest effort is
being made to make it good. If our can?
didate for Congress is defeated in Novem?
ber it will be brought about by the Wal?
ton election law and not by a change in
popular sentiment.
The Committee on Banking and Cur^
rency has reported favorably to the Lower
House of Congress a bill which proposes to
make necessary changes in the present
currency and banking laws. One of the
chief aims of the bill is to maintain the
parity of all monies or currencies. In ac?
complishing that it does not fail to favor
silver as the larger change or market money
of the masses. It creates an Issue and Re?
demption Division of the Treasury, and
places the burden of the current redemp?
tion of the greenback currency upon the
national banks. It also restricts the re-is
sue of greenbacks that are redeemed by
the government, except in exchange for
gold, and provides for the cancellation of
greenbacks by use of idle gold already in
the Treasury. A new form of currency,
called national reserve notes, is provided
for. They are intended for circulation as
currency and are made legal tender. These
notes are to be issued by any national
bank to any amount not exceeding its paid
up capital, upon its surrender to the
Treasary of an equal amount of greenbacks.
It is claimed by the friends of the meas?
ure that the circulating medium of the
country will not be reduced, as the national
reserve notes will take the place of the
greenbacks for which they are exchanged
and that gold coin will take the place of
the greenbacks which are redeemed di?
rectly by the government.
We have not seen the bill in full but
know that it contains additional features,
such as a "Bond-secured Circulation,"
"CurrencyUpon Commercial assets;,"'Tax
on Emergency Circulation;" "Denomina?
tion ofNotee;""The Redemption ofNotee;"
and ' The Bank-notes Guarantee Fund."
There are also a number of miscellaneous
provisions that are said to be well consid?
Whether the measure will receive any
favorable consideration at the present ses?
sion of Congress we can not say, but it is
more than likely no action will be taken.
They have found him ! The Democrats
of the Ninth district claim they have dis?
covered a man with such marvelousnbility,
courage and character that they will cer?
tainly beat Gen. Walker for Congress next
fall. Who is he? Why the wonderful W.
F. ?hea, of Bristol. From the way the
Democratic papers rave over him we might
be led to believe that he is a newly discover?
ed "gem of purest lay serene!" But he
is an old pawn upon the Democratic chess
board in the district. He wanted to be
nominated for Congress two years ago,
but the Democrats of the district thought
hiui of too light weigiit or too shady in
local politics to lead them that year. So
they put up Judge Williams as the man
who would certainly defeat Walker. The
candidacy of Khea at the Wytbeville con?
vention was treated with scorn. What
auuu?Dg things has he done in the last ]
two years that he is so much elevated in |
the esteem of his party ? Why is it her?
alded abroad that he is the only man in
the district the Democrats can put up to
meet and defeat Walker? Why do they
turn their backs on Williams, Fudge, B.
F. Buchanan, Cou and Dan Trigg, Bullitt
and others, and say there is but one bright
particular star that should be looked upon,
the star Khea? Is he, in ability, charac?
ter and courage, so much superior to the
other leading Democrats of the Ninth dis?
trict that the claims and aspirations of
others are not to be considered, or is
the secret of Khea's popularity the result
of organized effort on the part of the Mar?
tin machine that dominates the Demo?
cratic paty in Virginia?
The Populists of North Carolina, in
convention assembled, have invited the
Democrats of that state to join with them
in the approaching campaign. They pre?
sented in their platform a dish more nau?
seating than the Chicago platform, if that
could be possible, and one a great many
Democrats are not likely to partake of.
The Raleigh Pest serves notice that the
most of the Democrats will not join in the
Gen. YYalkkb has defeated two ex
judges, and it looks like the Democrats
will put up another ex for him to defeat.
The Democratic party is a party af pre?
cedent, and, hence, does not desire to de?
part from iU precedent of having ex-judges
for its candidates, if they do meet with
Col. Henry Watterson has nominated,
in the Courier-Journal, a presidential
ticket for 1000. It is George Dewey, of
Vermont, and Fitzhugh Lee, of Virginia.
Just at this time such a ticket would be
hard to beat, but a change might take
place before 1900.
We fear the war is going to be along.ex
pensive and bloody one; but this Is no
time to turn back from the performance of
a duty. The more urgent the demand for
genuine patriotism the more freely will
our people respond to the needs of the
The United States Government must do
its duty regardless of the protests of Euro?
pean governments. If it is found neces?
sary to cut cables let them be cut. If it is
considered best to appropriate territory
formerly held by Spain let it be appro?
Statistics from a Great State.
Baltimore "?un"(Ind- Dem.).
Some statistics published by the Dallas
"News" in regard to the growing wheat
crop in Texas indicate the wonderful
development in progress in that State.
Reports from the rich wheat area pene?
trated by Fort Worth and Denver Rail?
way show an aci eage of at least 500,000
acres. This is about one-half of the
wheat acreage of the State, showing that
where Texas farmers used to put about
2oo, ooo acres in wheat they now plant 1,
000,000. If the harvest makes present
prospects good, the Texas crop will be
about 2o,ooo,ooo bushels. "Nothing is
better illustrative," says the "News," "of
the imperial resources of t he State than the
fact that when the Fort AVorth and Denver
wheat acreage is ?oo.ooo acres there are
lo,ooo,ooo acres of the same quality of
land in the same belt capable of producing
in normal years 2oo,ooo,ooo bushels of
wheat, while the entire wheat land acr eage
of the State is 2o,ooo,ooo acres, or suffi?
cient to produce more wheat than this
nation of 75,ooo,ooo people consumes."
But this is only a portion of the great
producing capacity of Texas, for its cotton,
sugar, mineral and timber belts are of
immense entent and value. The "Lone
Star,, State is rapidly forging to the front
in wealth and population.
Money, the Farmer an These Days.
Baltimore "Sun" (Ind. Dem.)]
Are the farmers dissatisfied ? Are they
now clamoring for Mexican money ? Not
a bit of it. Gold is good enough for them,
not too good, as Mr. Bryan tried to per?
suade them. The honest farmer, indeed,
has many things to reflect upon these
days. He now sees Mr. Bland and Mr.
Bailey, with tbe approval of Mr. Bryan,
asking not for the free coinage of silver so
much as the free coinage of paper. They
reveal that the purpose of silver argu?
ment was not, after all, to get silver to rise
but debase the dollar?to inject fiat into
it. They were content, as a beginning, to
make the dollar half silver and half Gov?
ernment stamp, but now they come out
openly and ask that it be made wholly of
the Government stamp.
' Lieutenant Governor Jeremiah C. South,
of Arkansas, is going to tbe war as a pri?
vate in the Batesville company of the
Arkansas National Guard.
The Country Growing Accustomed to
War Possibilities.
Is Prosperity in the West, Caused by
the Unprecedented Marketing of
Breadstuff's?Great Iron Output,
and Bessemer Higher.
K. G. Dun & Go's Weekly Review of
Trade of last week said :
Growing accustomed to war possibili?
ties, which are mostly far from probabili?
ties of evil, and finding the nation moving
along steadily in its industries, people
are grasping the idea that it is throwing
away some mouths of active and profita?
ble life to wait until war clouds have
passed. Western prosperity has so greatly
overbalanced "timidity of Kastern capital
th?t actual business done increases; rail?
road earnings promise better for May than
a month ago for April, and payments
through cleai ings-houses for the week in
May show a gain of 30 per cent, over last
year and 7.5 per cent, over 1S92, while a
month ago the increase over last year was
33.G, and compared with 1S92 there was a
decrease of 7.2 per cent. Several large
contracts kept back for some weeks be?
cause of hostilities have now been placed,
and instead of works closing or reducing
force, returns show the starting of some
works long idle and increase of force and
of hours at others. Government work oc?
cupies many establishments, but it counts
for little compared with other demands.
The key of the situation is the pros?
perity of the West, which altogether un?
precedented marketing of bread-stuffs
has caused, with the prospect of good crops
to come. These prospects, and actual re?
ceipts of wheat amounting to 5,876,710
bushels for the week, against 2,439,169
last year, with the advances also in other
grain and cattle, have produced a de?
mand for rails, cars, car-materials, fenc?
ing agricultural implements, boots and
shoes, and all textile goods, which was
not anticipated from Eastern indications.
Exports of wheat do not diminish, but in
three weeks from Atlantic ports flour in?
cluded, have been 7,955,586 bushels
against 4,778,742 last year and from Pac?c
ports, 1,738,123 bushels, against 610,637
last year. The price of May wheat fell 4\
cents on Satuaday, rose 7 cents Tuesday,
and closed 5A higher for the week.
In iron, notwithstanding the greatest
output ever known, tiie demand has caus?
ed some advance in Bessemer pig, with
only a slight decline in the price of Grey
Forge at Pittsburg, but full quotations are
obtained at Chicago and Philadephia.
The textile works are doing rather bet?
ter, even the cotton mills in spite of their
over production, for some of large im?
portance have recently started again, and
print cloths are a sixteenth higher. Nu?
merous woolen mills have been pushed to
new activity by government orders, and
prices for a few grades of goods are bet?
ter, with a stronger tone in the market
generally, although some mills of import?
ance have stopped, as their orders for the
season have run out. While sales of wool
are small, 0,33S,9oo pounds for the three
weeks past, against 27,963,7oo last year,
the manufacturers have ample stocks, al?
though some are obliged by government
orders to seek in the market grades of
wool which they had not expected to re?
Failures for the week have been 25o in
the United States, against 248 last year,
and 29 in Cauada, against 37 last year.
The Hawaiian Should Be to Us What
Great Britain Has Made Her
New York "Mail and Express" (Rep.) ]
What would England take for her Ber?
mudas ? She has been their owner for
300 years. Though numerous, they con?
tain only nineteen solid square miles.
Bermuda's commercial relations are al?
most altogether with this country; her
txports to us are forty times as great as
to Great Britain, and her imports twice
as great. Financially she is not worth to
England one one-hundreth part of the
money expended upon her, hei exports
being in 1897 a trifle over $500,000, and
her imports about the same. But Eng?
land would not probably sell Bermuda for
A glance at the map, or better yet, a
globe, explains. These island are entirely
by themselves in the midst of the Atlantic.
No land is within G00 miles. A closer sur?
vey will show that they are about equal
distant from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia,
Maine, New York, Virginia, Georgia the
Bahamas, Haiti and the Northern An?
tilles?all of them from GOO to 700 miles
away. The map will show them to be the
center of a circle, the western half of which
is outlined by all these other islands and
the United States coast. In case of a war
with Spain, France or Denmark, England
could swoop down on their West India
possessions in one-fourth the time they
would require to reach them. Ina war
with the United States she could be with?
in the above distances of all our forts.
Now, what the Bermuda Islands are to
Great Britain the Hawaiian Islands are to
the United States in the Pacific. They,
too, are a midocean group. They, too,
are isolated from all others. They, too,
form the center of a full third of a circle,
with a radius of 2000 miles, which reaches
the various ports of California, Oregon,
Washington, British America, Alaska, the
Aleutian Islands, Siberia and North Japan.
They are the center of this almost unis
landed sea. Then, South America, Korea,
China, India and the nearest of the Aus?
tralasian islands are hardly twice that
distance from Hawaii. Geographically
she belongs to us, as well as redemptively,
through our early teaching of her chil?
dren. British America is as near to her
almost as us, and England would undoubt?
edly find her a desirable link to join her
Asiatic to iher American possessions.
f. fr $ t ?& r?43?f 111
Vanilla, Strawberry,
Pineapple, Blue Plum.
Raspberry, Cherry liipe,
Raspberry Vinegar.
Golden Apple, Blackberry,
Blackberry Phosphate.
Imperial Sicily Lemon, Red Currant,
Banana, Catawba Grape.
Mountain Cream, Celery Phosphate,
Cherry Phosphate.
Red Messina Orange, Ice Cream Soda,
Milk Shake.
Cream served in all flavors if desired.
With Syrup from a Porcelain Container and Mitchell's Transparent Ice shaved in it,
and that is what makes you gay and happy.
G. H. LANDON, Manager.
But we need her immensely more than
she. She'is in the middle of the Pacific,
like a huge turreted monitor at sea, facing
the approaching enemy from any and
every side.
The best way to defend our Western
cities is to occupy and arm well this great
stronghold in the middle of the Pacific
herself. Let Congress act at once, and
secure our "Bermuda Islands" in the
Pacific Oeean!
A Few Considerations.
Jacksonville ??Times-Union" (Dem.)]
It is objected that to acquire posses?
sions in the other hemisphere is to aban?
don the Monroe doctrine, but this seems
to strain a point. We declare that Eu?
ropean powers shall not acquire new
American territory. The corollary to this
is the position that we shall not acquire
European territory, and therefore we can?
not hold the Canaries. But are we for?
ever debarred from the acquisition of ports
and stations of islands and colonies in the
other quarters ^of the globe? If so, we
cannot protect our commerce and must
consent to let England do our carrying
trade forever.
North and South Line Established.
Mr. Edwin Smith, of the U. S. Coast
and Geodetic Survey, was in town last
week taking magnetic observations. He
determined tiie force of the eartiis magne?
tism and the magnetic declination for this
place, and, while here, established a true
North and South line, which will be of
great benefit to surveyors in testing their
instruments. Monuments were erected to
indicate the line?one on College Hill and
the other on the lawn in front of Mr. J.
G. Buston's residence.
Mr. Smith expressed himself as being
delighted with, our town and BUI rounding
county. As he is a man of much travel,
we are of the opinion that he knows a
good thing when he sees it.
Among the many honors suggested for
Admiral Dewey is the tender of the presi?
dency of the International Peace Associa?
The Garfleld residence, in Cleveland,
has been leased to the Tavern Club, a new
social organization, made up of the young?
er set of the city's wealthy men.
Pierre Loti, who has just been promoted
and made a otlicer in the Legion of Honor,
says that he will take a long rest aud will
publish nothing during the coming year.
Stewart M. and W. K. Brice, former
Senator Brice's two stalwart sons, will
serve in the arniy, and are now on their
way to report at the posts to which they
have jnst been appointed.
Johanna Martin Schleyer, famous as
the inventor of Volapuk, is now a retired
Catholic priest at Constance, Germany.
He is said to be more or less familiar with
fifty languages and is a poet and a musi?
Commodore John C. Watson, now in
command of the blockadiug squadron off
Culm, ia a grandson of John C. Critten
don, author of the Crittenden compro?
mise bill, and a nephew of Generals
Thomas L. and George B. Crittenden.
Lieutenant Douglas Lettle, who has
been made assistant adjutant general, is
the son of Judge Thomas Ixjttle, a cousin
of Stephen Douglas, and chairman of the
national convention held in Philadelphia
which nominated Grant for the Presidency.
A I'lcanant und ProOtnble Pnstliuc
for the Younger
Children may be amused and Instruct?
ed through many a wet day by cutting
out the pictures from papers and mag?
azines that are to be consigned to the
scrap basket. Little children soon learn
to cut papers, and lessons in neatness
and exactness may be learned if they
are required to cut the pictures out
nicely with a tiny border of white about
each one. Books in which to paste them
may be made of strong manila paper.
Por the book cover use two heavy pieces
of cardboard, covered with any kind of
material, chintz, cretonne or cheese?
cloth, which last is susceptible of adorn?
ment by pen or brush.
The child who is to* do the pasting
should be impressed with the necessity
of doing neat work. There is no neces?
sity for daubs of glue or paste to soil
the whole page, or even the child's face
and hands while he is at work. Divid?
ing the pictures into classes makes a
game?the playing at "picture pasting"
?and involves another kind of thought.
There may be several books or one or
two pages in the large book devoted to
each subject. "Play" would be one sub?
ject, under which nil pictures should
come in which children or animals are
at play. "Rest," "Work," "School,"
"Travel," etc., will occupy as many
books or pages as the little manufac?
turer pleases.?N. Y. Tribune.
Consomme vrlth Rice.
Thoroughly wash and drain a pint
andia half of rice; put it In n saucepan,
with a quart of beef broth, two cups of
tomato sauce and a little salt. Mix,
boil .cover tightly and cook for 20 min?
utes; odd six ounces of clarified butter,
boiling hot, stir quickly and vigorous?
ly with a wooden spoon until thorough?
ly mixed. Cover the dish tightly, put?
ting a cloth in&ide of the cover, so as
to keep In the steam. It will absorb
the butter and become light and
creamy. Turn the rice into a round,
deep dish, and send to the table with
two quarts of beef broth in a soup fur
een and a plate of grated pnrmcsnn
rhPPSP.-V. Y. T.^flcror
Everybody Says So.
Cascarcts Candy Cathartic, the most won?
derful medical discovery of the age, pleas?
ant and refreshing to the taste, act gently
am! positively on kidneys, liver and bowels
cleansing the entire system, dispel colds,
cure headache, fever, habitual constipation
and biliousness. Please buy and try a box
of C. C. C. to-day; 10, 25, 50 cents. Sold and
guaranteed to cure by all druggists.
E. H. Witten. J U. Hibbitts.
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dress m:_ajk:in<3
(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 Dbpg Co., Sole Agents.
I. W. MOORE ? CO.,
Tazewell, Va?
Tin and Sheetiron
IST GUTTERING a specialty. All kinds
of Repairing done. PrieesTeasonable and
WORK GUARANTEED. ' 11-12,96.
Will respond to all calls, day or night?
by telegram or otherwise. (aug27
(Yost's Old Stand)
Iam prepared to execute, at s^orl
notice and on reasonable terms, all
elapses 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. 13. Crawford,
where he is prepared to do everything per?
taining to that branch.
Fashionable Milliner and Dress?
West Main Street, ? Tazewell, Va.
A full line of Millinery and Trimmings.
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Anyone (tending a sketch and description may
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invention is probably patcritnble. Communica?
tions strictly conlldcntial. Handbook on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, In tho
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Bred by Gay Bros., Pisgah, Ky., a Black Stallion, 10 hands high, foaled May 1st, 1801,
sired by Black Squirrel.
fSire: Mack Squirrel, 58
f Grand Sire: Black Ka--.
l^Ie, 71. t Kitty Richards
Uy King William, 67. w?shinRton Den
Sire's Daw: Mol lie
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[2d Dam: Jessie
j By Biack Donald
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