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TAZEWELL, VA., ?to? WILLIAM C. PENDLETON, Editor and Proprietor. SUBSCRIPTIONS. Republican, one year, cash in advance . . 91 00 Subscriptions on Ume. 1 60 Kepublican and N. Y. Tribune, one year, . 1 2\ ADVERTISING RATES furnished on applica? tion. Correspondence solicited. The publishers of Thr Rkpvblican are cot re? sponsible for opinions expressed by Correspon? dents. Thr Republican is entered at the Post-office at Tozewcll, Virginia, as second-class matter. ; .THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1899. FAILED TO HIT. Bailey's venomed shalt which was aimed at General Wheeler under a pretended solicitude for the Constitution failed to Htrike the mark. The report of the Judi? ciary Committee declaring that General Wheeler and three other members of Con? gress had vacated their Beats by accepting commissions in the volunteer army, was called up in the House of Representatives on the 2nd inst., but the House refused to consider the report by a vote of 77 ayes and 146 nays. On a rising vote the division stood 43 to 87 against considera? tion. Mr. Bailey, of Texas, then de? manded a recorded vote of the ayes and nays and got into a dispute with Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee, because he did not rise and support the demand to help secure the ayes and naye. Mr. Bailey may be able to convince some people that he has acted in a conscientious manner in the matter, but we do not believe it. His conduct, we believe, has been actuated by malice toward General Wheeler, be? cause the latter has acted as a patriot rather than a partisan in his support of Mr. McKinley during our troubles with Spain. -It looks as if the House of Repre? sentatives has regarded Bailey's conduct in the same light, and been guided by that broad provision of the Constitution which says: "Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns, and qualifications of its own members." For the House to have acted differently and to have sustained Mr. Bailey, would have been bad policy. Wedonof believe it was ever the intention of the framers of the Constitution to provide that officers in the volunteer service should be disquali? fied from representing the people in Con? gress. No such intention is sufficiently shown by Provision 2, Section VI, Article I, of the Constitution of the United States. The very doubt which has been raised as to the proper construction of that provision certainly justifies the House in availing itself of the plain and broad provision which gives it absolute power to judge of the qualifications of its own members. Mr. JBailey, who assumes to be the spe? cial custodian of the Constitution, was not sustained in his assault upon General Wheeler, even by the members of his own party in the House. On the vote to con? sider the report,before referred to,44 Dem? ocrats voted against consideration while 43 voted for the motion. Bailey's venomed shaft went wide of the mark. - GROWING WEAKER. There is no doubt that the sentiment in favor of free silver is constantly growing less. We never read or hear of any man of prominence who was a gold man in 1896 that has changed nis views on the money question; but it is no infrequent oc? currence for former pronounced silver men. to announce a change in their senti? ments. It will be remembered that Colo? rado in 189G gave Mr. Bryan a very heavy - majority, and the free silver spirit was stronger in no State in the Union. There is evidently a decided change taking place in Colorado. Ex-Governor Grant, of that State, who has heretofore been a Demo? crat and who was elected governor by the Democratic party, has recently renounced his allegiance to the cause of free silver and also to the Democratic party. In as s:gning a reason for a change of faith he said: "The Republican party is the one to which, all conservative, industrious and thrifty people must turn. In the present days of political disruption and confusion in Colorado it is hard for a man to say to which party he belongs, but I must say I believe the salvation of the State depends on the reorganization of the Republican party with the McKinley Republicans as a nucleus." Colorado has been enjoying the condi? tions of prosperity that have come to eVery section of the country, and is begin? ning to realize that the free and unlimited coinage of silver would have done no good; that its defeat was really a blessing. It has also become the largest gold-producing State in the Union, and perhaps in 1900 may array itself on the gold standard side. RETIRES FROM LEADERSHIP. Mr. Jawbailey was so much chaiigned by his failure to drive General Wheeler out of Congress that he has renounced the leadership of the Democrats in the House of Representatives. In an interview he said: "I want it distinctly understood I am not actuated by any feeling of pique or personal disappointment, but I am pro? ceeding purely on the idea that, as a large number of Democrats are unwil? ling to insist on an obedience to a perfectly plain proposition of the Constitution, they ought not to be made responsible for the leadership of a man who believes that the Constitution is the supreme law -of the J - land and ought to be obeyed at all times and by all men." What a great pity the profaund constitu? tional lawyer from Texas can't impress his views upon the stupid Democrats and Re? publicans who fail to stand with him. it is awful to have the National Legislature controlled by men who do not believe the Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Mr. Bailey declares his intention of raising the same constitutional questions from the ranks that he has raised as leader. In other words he intends to con? tinue to be Jawbailey. EX-GOVERNOR M'KINNEY. In our paper last week we published a brief telegram which announced the death of Ex-Governor P. W. McKinn/y. The information of his death was recei/ ed throughout Virginia with deep regret by all classes of citizens, for all the peopW re? spected him. Though a staunch Democrai he was never a bitter partisan or the ad? vocate of unclean political measures. As Governor of Virginia he won the confi? dence and respect of the people, and hie administration was one of the cleanest and most successful the State has ever known, He did not lend himself to the machine politicians, but seemed to rise above party in his discharge of the duties of chief executive of the Commonwealth. A good man, a loyal citizen, a Christian gentle? man has gone to rest. It is rather amusing to read the gushing accounts of approval that appear in the columns of our Democratic exchanges o the Southwest over the big syndicate thai lias been formed to control the iron ant coal business of this section. We refer t( the Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Com pany. This is the kind of a combine, trus or syndicate our Democratic brethren o the press have consumed so much timf and space in e busing. Why are they s< much elated over the formation ? of tin Carter syndicate? Will some of then please explain? The Lebanon News grew angry at a re cent paragraph in this paper in which w< stated that we did not believe that Gen eral Walker made any such remarks ai the NewB attributed to him. The News ir speaking of us said : "Men of your calibn would rather believe a lie than the t.Mlh.' The News is certainly mistaken. If tha was our disposition we would believi every word the News says, and thus shov the most complete faith in liars. Do you ever hear anybody now talking about bard times? If you do it is som< person who is too lazy to work or don'; know how to get work. The man wh< has any of the products of labor to sell ii all right. The people of the country will unani mously endorse the action of Congress ir passing a bill creating the rank of admira in the navy. Of course the position was created for Dewey and no one will com plain, as it is his just due. ICE TREATMENT. Not a New Method in Dealing With Pneumonia. Philadelphia Press. ] The case recently reported to the Hart? ford, Conn., Medical Society, of a man in the last stages of pneumonia being saved from death by a doctor burying him in snow, has aroused no particular interest among medical men in this city. The ice treatment in pneumonia was in? troduced here about six years ago by Dr. Thomas J. Mays, professor of diseases of the chest, in the Polyclinic Hospital. Since its introduction it has found favor with many practitioners, and in cases where the temperature is very high it is quite frequently used. Like nearly every? thing else in medicine, it has its oppo? nents, who claim that the ice treatment is extremely dangerous to the life of the patient. Dr. Mays, interviewed at his home, 1829 Spruce street, yesterday afternoon, said: "I have heard of the case referred to. There is nothing very new in the use of snow as a substitute for ice in treating acute cases of pneumonia. I have known of it being done in this state, but I have never witnessed the use of snow in Phila? delphia for any such purpose. Its effects are probably beneficial, but I think it has many disadvantages, such as Boiling the bed clothes, for instance. Then, too, wherever snow can be procured, ice can, and I see no reason for preferring the former. "As to the ice application, I consider it less dangerous than any other form of treatment. The percentage of recoveries id greater, the crisis being hastened, and the disease sometimes aborted by the use of ice. The first case that I treated this way in 1892 was entirely successful, and j since then the results achieved justify the method of treatment. The effect of ice is sometimes remarkable. Occasionally when applied at the crisis it causes an ap? parently miraclous recovery in just such a case as occurred recently in Connecticut." Another very prominent physician ex? pressed his views on the case in question as follows: "The doctor who reported the case to the Hartford Medical Society was evi? dently misquoted, otherwise I do not un? derstand some of the statements made in the recently published article. For in? stance, it speaks of the patient being in the last gasp, dead almost as it were, and then recovering in forty-five minutes suf? ficiently to talk with the physician. Such a thing in pneumonia would be well-nigh impossible. The lungs in the last stages of the disease are almost completely filled, and it would take days and even weeks to empty them. The ice treatment by many is considered dangerous. I suppose snow would serve the purpose if ice was unob? tainable, but the use of it otherwise would be so untidy,ice being generally applied in bags, that it could hardly be defended. j PERSONAL NOTES. Senator Hoar is a whist player of no eninll ability and passionately fond of tne game, which lie plays nearly every eve? ning of his life. Commodore Philip is a great render of contemporary literature, and subscribes to nearly every magazine published in Amer? ica. Mrs. Deland, the Boston novelist, is a great foot-ball enthusiast like her hus? band, the Harvard coach, and is a regular spectator at all the Cambridge games. Years ago the general now at the head of our army was known among the rank and file as ''Paddy" Miles, a name tc vvhich lie was said to be partial, consider? ing it an evidence of alfectiou. General Marcus P. Miller, in commanc at lloilo is a great smoker, yet never ha i a Manila cigar between his lipe until Ik reached the Philippines. "And then," he says, "I don't think it so very much.' Representative Eddy of Minnesota, wh( went about Washington on snowshoei during the blizzard, says he was broughl up on enowshoes and ekees. The l&ttei he regards as "furnishing the bestspor' that exists." Congress has just passed a special act placing upon the pension rolls Mrs. Mar) Forbes Cobb, of New London, Ind., f Mexican War widow and one of the Wai 1812. Her first husband, Louis H. Bryan was a great-grandfather of W. J. Bryan. The Isabella xMine, of Colorado, in whicl Levi Z. Leiter is deeply interested anc which is now turning out free gold ore a ibout $500,000 a ton, was once owned b\ a boy of 19, Robert A. Mooneyham, wh< gave it to his uucle, Daniel Threlkeld. Don Lorenzo Perosi, organist ofth( Sistine Chapel and composer ofsevera well-kuown oratorios, is spending sonn time in Paris as the guest of the ex-Queei of Naples. His "Raising of Lazarus" ii so be sung in the . French city at an earh date. A DEM0CRAIIC BLUNDER. ll But It Will Prove to Be No Impediment ii the Country's Progress. Brooklyn ''Eagle" (Ind. Dem.).] When the President comes, at th< end of his term, to give an account of Iii stewardship he will find at his disposa material with which only blunderers wouh dream of furnishing him. His allusion to what has been accomplished will be ac companied by the reminder that he sue ceeded in the face of Democratic opposi tion. And success is sure. Of one contribu tion made to the record Monday nigh Democrats have no reason to be asham ed. It came from General Wheeler, win declared that as long as soldiers were ii battle array the only thing the notioi would consent to was to support them wit! all the money and blood in the country Any party, said he, that took any actior looking like a failure to accept the result! of war and to deal with them in a manlj Anglo-Saxon way, would find itself dispar aged in the eyes of the country and o mankind. With a feverish clutch upor the Constitution the caucus went aheac with its work, blind to the future, facinf the wrong way, littering the track wit! obstructions. The resolution was not i disappointment because nothing bettei was expected. It is only a part of a lonf march backward, of opposition futile anc fatuous, of a determination to be wrong tc the limit. It is a chapter in keeping with the rest of the book. The country is going forward. At the first opportunity it will pronounce Judge ment arid the verdict will be for progress, development, growth. Then the day oi disparagement in the eyes of the country at?d of mankind will have come. How's This! We offer One Hundred Dollars reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO..Propg,ToIedo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligation made by their firm. West & Tbuax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Whole? sale Druggists, Toledo, 0. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood andmucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. No-To-Bac for Fifty Cents. Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes TO* men strong, blood pure. 60c, $1. All drugglrs The Inspiration of New Responsibilities. Boston "Journal" (Rep.). Whatever view may be taken of the problems of expediency and of duty which now present tbemeelves to the American I mind, they are at least stimulating to the [ imagination. They have touched the pop? ular mind and heart as no narrower issues j could have done. They have drawn into discussion many men whose natural tem? per leads them to keep aloof from public affaire. They have put temporarily out of [ mind older and more prosaic questiors, I and they have broken down old political associations and created new ones. Pre? cisely as it is,true of an individual who has passed through a great crisis that he is al? ways afterward a different man from the j I man he would he have been if the experience had not come to him, so with a nation. We are not, and we shall not be, precisely the nation we were. We have 1 a deeper feeling of responsibility; a sense of world-wide influnce and power; I a consciousness that the eyes of the .world ! are upon us, and so to acquit ourselves as j to disappoint our enemies and justify the confidence of our friends. The Democratic Policy Hunt. New York "Times" (Ind Dem.). The policy of the party in opposition oughtito be differentiated from that of the party in power by salient and distinguish? able features. New votes can never be got or the confidence of the people re? gained by such a declaration. Nor is there | any other way in which the Democrates can formulate a working policy by attack? ing the results of the war. The people ac? cept them as settled. They aie pretty much agreed about them. Two testimon? ies to that fact have recently been given j in this city. The anti-imperialistic meet? ing held a few weeks ago was distinctly. Unsuccessful. It disappointed its organi? zers and was not a representive American meeting. More recently another attempt J was made to get up a meeting to express j i the eentiment of this community that the wide departure of the Administration from the wise principals of Washington's Fare? well Address ought to be condemned. The attempt failed utterly. That is the senti? ment of only a very small part of this com? munity. There was not enough of tliem to hold a meeting. Even in Boston, where the anti-imperialistie. League was born, its sentiments command no general support, and the leading newspaper in that city has recently quit despairing of the Repub? lic and become well content with things as they are. Prosperity In Massachusetts. Boston -'Advertiser" (Rep.). The report of the State Bureau of Sta? tistics, in its latest quarterly review of the industrial situation, shows the most satis? factory condition of things noted by the bureau ?ince the prolonged industrial de? pression which began in 1892. The state? ment is made that the current year "wil witness engaged operations with mon general and permanent employment, ac companied with larger disbursement*" it wages than in any recent year.'' In poinl of fact, the report shows that the tendenc) of wages to advance lias already beer noted by the bureau. Page's Tribute to Kipling. Thomas Nelson Page has been moved by the illness of Mr. Kipling to write f most glowing eulogy of our eminent visitor "Should he die," says Mr. Page, "England and America would lose the one wh< gives the greatest hope of our time, tht one who gives promise of being the equa of the greatest writers of any time. Should he live, none can tell what he may accom plish. tie may by the time he is fort} change as readily as Scott did from poetn and Thackeray from sketches, and lik( them give us in a great series of novele ? world as new and as great as they gave us There seems no limit to his powers. At he may be the greatest novelist of tht coming century so he may be the greatesi poet. He is one of the writers who mak< us proud that we are of the same blood.' And Mr. Page is much impressed by tin youth of Mr. Kipling. "His fame," tht article continues, ' is secure already, anc his passing away at this time would be al most an apotheosis?a man hardly in bit thirties crowned with the adoration of twe nations. His history of letters has hardj) any paralell. Lord Byron's case seems tc be nearest it. But Kipling has the personal devotion as well as the ad miration for his genius. Almost any hall dozen of his stories would be enough tt give fame to a writer?to make him a star, but he is a heaven full of stars. They al? most dim each other by their multitude." This is fervent praise, but none car doubt its justice.?New York Times. Where Mistakes Are Made. Southern Furni Magazine.] Our young men are taking the long, doubtful and tedious road to success when they enter the professions or into mercan? tile pursuits. These ajfl overcrowded. We need manufacturing talent, and as fust as this is developed capital will be forthcoming. It is easier to raise ?50,000 to engage in a manufacturing enterprise than to find a man fitted by education, and natural aptitude to take charge of it. We want more technical and scientific ed ducation and ie*s education in the human? ities. Our young men should be prepared to enter upon the grand destiny which awaits the South, and the sooner this fact is recognized the greater and more quick? ly will come the fruitage of wealth and in? fluence to our section, for the upbuilding of new industries means better markets for the products of diversified farming. Tazewell College Normal Course. our aim: To supply schools with well qualified teachers. To give thorough and agr gressive instruction in every public school branch. To review Arithmetic, Geography, Grammar, Phys? iology, History etc. To deliver a series of lec? tures on "Treaty and Prac? tice of Teaching/' School man? agement and kindred subjects. To have regular modern drill classes. Students may enter at any time and will be charged tui? tion at the regular college rates. For further information write i to Tazewell College, Tazewell, Va. 0. T. PATTON, BLACKSMITH -AND GENERAL-REPAIRER i TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA. (Yost's Old Stand) T am prepared to execute, at short notice and on reasonable terms, all classes-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, Gentml ? Hotel, (Near Courthouse Square) TAZEWELL, - VIRGINIA. SURFACE & TOHE, ? - Proprietors. Livery Stable attached, Good Sample Rooms. Table fare the beet. Nice Bed? rooms, etc ANNOUNCEMENTS, For Commonwealth's Attorney. ' I Iwehf announce myseif a candidate for the office of Commonwealth's Attorney for Tazewell county. JKIetlion fourth Thursday in May. BaHNKS CiIU.KSl'IK. For County Treasurer. To the voters of Tazewell County : I hereby announce myself a candidate for Treasurer of Tazewell county, electior May, 180D, and solicit the support of uij fellow-citizens. Respectfully, ?. P. Britta is. For Clerk of County Court. To the Voters of Tazewell County: I hereby announce myself a candidati for Clerk "of the County Court of Tazewel county, and solicit the support of tin voters of the county at the election nex May. Respectfully, C. W. GlIEEVER. To the Voters of Tazewell County: I hereby announce myself a candidati for re-election to the position of Clerk o t he County Court of Tazewell County, am respectfully ask the support of my fellow citizens. Truly yours, T. E^Grobqb. For Clerk of Circuit Court. To the citizens of Tazewell county: I hereby announce myself a candidati for re election to the office of clerk of tin circuit court of Tazewell county. I an profoundly grateful to the people fur thei past friendship and respectfully solicit thei support again, at the election which take place on tlw> fourth Thursday in May 1899. Very ronpeet fully, H, Bane Harm an. We are requested to announce James R Witten as a candidate for Clerk of the Cir cuit Court of Tazewell Goosty. Klectioi on fourth Thursday in May, 1S99. For Commissioner of Revenue. To the citizens of Tazewell county: I hereby announce myself a candidate for Commissioner of Revenue for Jeffer sonyille District: Election fourth Th?rs day in May, 1899. Respectfully, T. H. Uim.espie. To the citizens of Tazewell County: I take this met hod of announcing my self a candidate for re-election to the plact of Commissioner of Revenue for Cleat Fork District, and I respectfully soljcil your support. Respectfully, (j. A. Sink. To the voters of Tazewell county: I take this means of announcing mysell a candidate for Commissioner of Revenue for Clear Pork District and ask the voters of the county to give mi their support at the election next Mav. Respectfully, A. D. fjUjupRfPK. To the voters of Tazewell county : Thereby announce myself a candidate for Commissioner of Revenue for Maiden Spring District, Tazewell coiiniy, Va., j.nfl ask your support. Respectfully, S. H. Laird. To the voters of Tazewell county i I hereby announce myself a candidate for Commissioner of Revenue for Maiden Spring District. Tazewell county, Va., and request f|;e support of the voters of the county at the oicution noxj. May. Respectfully," W. D. Molloy. To the voters of Tazewell county : I hereby announce myeelf a" candidate for Commissioner of Revenue for Oleap Fork District and respectfully ask the sup? port of the voters of the county, Phimi> G. Bauch. To the voters or. Tajteweli County: I hereby announce myself a candidate for the otlice of Commissioner of Revenue fur Jeffersonville District, and respectfully solicit the patronage of the voters of said county, election 4th Thursday in May, 1S00, . Respectfully, Joiik W. GfLUBPIB. Cavitts CreeK, Tazewell County, Ya. To the voters of Tazewell county : I hereby announce myself a candidate I for re-election as Commissioner of Reve? nue for Jeirersonvilie District and request your support at the election in May. Respectfully, J. N. Johnson. I To the voters of Tazewell county : I hereby announce myself a candidate for Commissioner of Revenue for Qlear Fork District and respectfully solicit your support at the election in May. Yours truly, IV. W. Wzxts. 1 To the Voters of Tazewell County; I have declared myself a candidate for | Commissioner of Revenue for the Maiden Sprine District, and I do most earnestly ask the support of the people as I need the income of the ofliee; and if elected I will endeavor to discharge my duty. Respectfully. John Pack. Feb. 28th, 1899. For SserifT, To the voters of Tazewell county : I herebv announce myself a candidate | for the office of Sheriff of Tazewell county, and earnesfly request the support of my | fellow-citizens at the election next May. If elected Mr. John W. Crockett will apt j as Sheriff of the eastern part of the county. Respectfully, James Bandy. For Supervisor, To the voters of Maiden Spring District: 'At the solicitation of many friends I announce myself a candidate for Supervi? sor of Maiden Spring District and respect? fully ask the support of the yotprs at the election next May, Verv truly, R. H. McGhaw. To the Voters of Clear Fork District: At the request of many friends I have decided to withdraw as a candidate for Commissioner of Revenue and become a candidate for Supervisor of Clear Fork District. I hereby announce myself a can didateJbr Supervisor of that District and ask the support of tiie voters at the approaching election. Respectfully, M. F. Nkbl. ro the voters of Maiden Spring District: I respectfully announce myself a candi? date for re-election as Supervisor of Maid? en Spring District and ask your support it the approaching election. Yours truly, W. L. C. Bwnr* ? -1 To the voters of Jeffersonville District: I take this method of announcing my? self a candidate for Supervisor of Jeffer sonville district and ask your support at the approaching election. Respectfully, B. J. Fuller. For Constable. To the erg of Maiden Spring District: I hereby announce myself a candidate for Constable for Maiden Spring District, and respectfully ask the support of the voters at the election next May. Respectfully, D. C. Lowe. To the Voters of Jeffersonville District: 1 hereby announce myself a candidate for Constable of Jeffersonville District, ir Tazewell county, Va., and ask the eupporl : of the voters at the coming election. Respectfully, J. VV. McFarland. To the voterE of Jeffersonville District: B I hereby announce myself a candidate I for Constable of Jeffersonville District e Tazewell county, Va., and request th( t support of the voters at the election ir .May. Respectfully, J. Wilk Witten. f To the voters of Jeffersonville District: 1 I am no longer a candidate for Commis . sioner of Revenue. At the request o many friends I announce myself a candi date for Constable of Jeffersonville District : Respectfully, C. Mitchell. Justice In France. Philadelphia Press.] p "With the bill transferring the Dreyfut e case from the criminal brauch of th< > Court of Cassation to the full court passet r by the French Henatd, the question as tc 8 what will be the final outcome of this fa , tiious case is of immediate interest. Or October 6 the criminal branch beiran ils investigation of the case and it concludec it? labors on February 7. In the interin every member of the court, the sixteer Judges, the counsel and all the official em ployees were subjected to the most viru lent abuse by the anti-Dreyfus press, with innuendo and suggestion that left nothing uiithought or unsaid that could possibly injure any and all of them. Despite ;}u's, the Judges went on calmly with theii woife until they Vfprg aUacked from with? in by the president of the civ|l section oj me Cour of Cassation, M. Queenay de Ueaurcpa who resigned his seat early in January in order to abuse the criminal section Judges in the interest of the anti Dreyfus movement, Though Beaurepaire soon proved him? self to be a mountebank, the possibility of obtaining absolute justice in France was clouded by the readiness with which his charges against his fellow-Judges were ac? cepted. It is true, the report of the in; es. tigating committee found nothing in these scatter-brained charges save that the pre? sident of the criminal section had been po? lite to the witn?sses? a curious cgmtnep: tary on French manners ; but, tieverthe less.the Dupuy Government yielded to the clamor and introduced the bill soon to be? come a Ijisy, taking the Dreyfus case out of the hands of the criminal'section. In coming to this decision the Government was supported by M. Mazeati, the first president, of the Court Cassation, who, though lie found nothing to impair the honor of his associates of the criminal section in the Beaurepaire charges yet fa? vored tho bill giving Hie full court juris? diction of the case. As the fuli court ia composed of forty-nine Judges, as against the sixteen of the criminal section, it was believed eariv in February there was small chance of revision secui in^ a majority, in view of the state of opinion then existent. But a change can now be recorded. Had the court met and decided before President Faqre djed,, it is quite certain that if it were possible legally so to do Dreyfus would have been refused a reopen? ing of his case. But. though the anti Dreyfus press is as virulent as ever, the fact that the enemies of the Republic have been using the anti-Dreyfus moyempnt as a cloak for their own schemes is causing a reaction. It was clearly on the cards for the irreconcilables after having forced the Government fo transfer the case to the whole Court of Cassation to carry on the same kind of campaign against the full court as they had against the criminal branch. But the death of Faure ba? rather upset their plans. TheDupuy Gov vernment js committed to a fair judge? ment of the paep by thp Aill court and it cannot yield to the mob any further with? out treason to parliamentary and repub? lican institutions. Hence, though not so intended, the bill which seemed to strike a blow at justice may prove a boomerang. If fprty-nine members of the highest [ tribunal in Pranpp. dpcjdp ju favqr qf re? vision the country cannot but accept the decision. Nor can such a decision be viewed as against the best interests of France in view of thp crajiy anti-national action of anti-preyfus royalists and other agitators. Under the circumstances, therefore, though the Dupuy Government acted from discreditable motives, the death of Fame and subsequent events have helped, accidentally to piake justice in Fiance undeF orderly tbrrps gtilj possible, and March 1 sees a different state of things from those ruling on February 1. Empire and Sea Power. The present developernent of world pol? itics has also revealed to the world with overpowering force tiie truth that empire and sea power are henceforth synonymous. The value of standing armies has marked? ly depreciated, and Russia might, wifliqut any danger, signify her readiness to re? duce her large army, because it i?'roost likely that the decisive battles of the world pill bp fought on the ocean. The conse? quences of this change cannpt be overes. timated. The nations possessing the qual? ities of mechanical genius and proficiency in seamanship will, of course, draw the advantage from this change. 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