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f ublished every Thursday at TAZEWELL, YA., ?TO? UT IL LIA M C. PENDLETON, Editor and Proprietor. SUBSCRIPTIONS. Republican, one year, cash in advance . . 9 1 00 Subscriptions on time. 1 50 Republican and N. Y. Tribune, one year, . 1 25 ADVERTISING RATES furnished on applica tion. Correspondence solicited. The publishers of Thk Republican are not re? Bp >usible for opinions expressed by Correspon? dents. Thk Republican Is entered at the Post-office at Tazewell, Virginia, as second-class matter. THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1S99. HUNTING FOR AN ISSUE. There is a marked difference in the two leading political parties of this country in one very important particular. The lte puhlicaa party has always fixed and known principles, and makes no concealments of the issues upon which it will go l>efore the people. With the latter-day Democracy it is quite different. It is always hunting for an Issue that will give it strength with the people and give it control of the Gov? ernment. In rapid succession it made tar? iff reform the question of leading impor? tance and free silver the paramount issue. On tariff reform it deceived the people, got into power, and almost destroyed the in? dustrial interests of the country. ThiE was followed by a determined fight for the free coinage of silver and the admissioc that tariff reform was a humbug. The contest of 189G resulted in the con eolidation of all the minority parties, rep resenting all kinds of doctrines, under th( flag of Bryan. It also resulted in causing all men who were the friends of law anc order and the inviolability of honest con tracts to give their support to the Repub lican Presidential ticket. With free silve as the leading issue, supported by all thi isms Populism and Socialism could suggest the new Democracy received a telling re b?ke at the hands of the people. Democracy is now groping around, seek ing to find some issue to strengthen iti position and secure possible victory ii 1900. As usual there is much difference o opinion among the leadership of the part} as to what shall be the platform of th party. Mr. Bryan announces that th fight must and shall be made upon th Chicago platform, supplemented by ami expansion and anti-trust planks. Othe leaders want a return to the Democrat! platform of 1S92, which pronounced fo sound money and against a protective tar iff, with anti-expansion and anti-trus engrafted theon. Still others want t< make the fight on the Chicago platforu and against trusts, without saying any thing about expansion, for the reason tha they believe in expausiou. Prom present indications Mr. Bryan'i views are likely to control and he will b( the leader of the new Democracy in 19C0 The platform will therefore be the on( adopted at Chicago in 1896,with all the new issues that can be added, growing out of the recent war with Spain. It will be s kind of drag-net, and will catch all the elements that are hostile to President Me Kinley's administration. It will be found, however, that a great many who were im? pressed with the wild theories of the Bry anites in 1896 will turn away in 1900. The great industrial prosperity that is now prevailing, the awakened interest in a sound currency, and noble patriotism of the American people will make Bryanism a greater failure in 1900 than it was in 1896. LIMITED POLITICAL MORALITY. There seems to be a spasmodic out break with some of the Democratic papers in Virginia in favor of a change of election methods in the State. They claim, and admit, that the measure of corruption in the conduct of elections in Virginia is now very great and is still increasing ; but the reforms they suggest are both insincere and inadequate. They talk about the de? moralization that is occasioned by buying menB' votes, without saying a word about cheating men at the ballot box. The greater evil seems to have escaped their notice. They are horrified at a candidate or party worker paying a man.who is will? ing to sell, for his vote, but express no disgust for the corrupt official who steals an honest, but ignorant man's vote. There was never a more corrupting and disgrace? ful election law than the one which is now used in Virginia. It not only gives op? portunities to those who conduct elections to practice all kinds of frauds, but indi? rectly suggests dishonesty. The law was framed for fraudulent purposes, and no intelligent Democrat will deny, when he is put upon the witness stand, that it has been used for the purposes for which it was created. The papers that are crying out against nse of money and whiskey in elections, should also raiBe their voices against the frauds that are,'being committed by election officers. If they will attack the chief evil their sincerity will not be questioned; but if they continue to condemn the leaser evils and disregard the greater, they may expect to liave their honesty of purpose called in question. Tue Richmond Dispatch remarks that: "Conquest, imperialism, and benevolent assimilation, are costly luxuries." The people have found out that in times of peace Free Trade Democracy is a very costly luxury. The Democratic cry ot 'conquest and imperialism" is not likely to deceive. Thk (V.ar of Russia is not a happy man. He is kept busy all the time with routine work,and is in constant dread of assassina? tion. A man in private life with the com? forts of an ordinary home has a much hap? pier life than the Russian monarch, sur? rounded as he is with wealth and invested with despotic power. - It looks very much like Governor Tyler is to have a real boom as candidate for U. S. Senator against Senatoi Martin. He will,however, And it a very different thing fighting Martin's machine from using it. When he was a candidate for Governor the machine was at his disposal. If he be I comes a candidate for the Senate against Martin, he will be at the disposal of the machine, and it will proceed to dispose of him. Governor Roosevelt not only declares ] that he is not a candidate for the Presi? dency in 1900, but says: "Everybody in the West is for McKinley's renomination, and I am most emphatically for his re nomination." The Governor further re? marks: "I feel that both the extreme rapidity with which the country has gone up the path of prosperity under President j McKinley's administration and tlie con? duct of the war in the Philippines, makes it the duty of every citizen to stand with it, and renders President McKinley's renom? ination a necessity." Ose. of the most dangerous trusts to the American boy is the peanut trust, which, it is said, will be in existence in a short while. The charter is being prepared and will soon be on iile in Trenton, N. J. It will be known as the American Edible Nut Company. The trust will he financed in New York, but the mechanical depart? ment will be in Virginia. Mr. P. D. Gwathmey, of Smithfield. Va., has been offered the presidency of the combination. The small boys of the country will be in danger of a rise in the price of peanuts. The Richmond Times, in a well consid? ered editorial, demonstrating that Bryan cannot be elected in 1900, says: "He can, of course, rely upon the vote of the machine Solid South, for apprehension of negro rule will alwavs carry the South for the nominee of the Democratic party, whoever he may be and whatever he may stand for." Could there be a severer criti? cism upon the political intelligence and in? tegrity of the South? Everybody knows there is no danger of negro rule and that the apprehension of negro domination is used by the machine as a pretext for nil manner of crimes and frauds. The Times knows it. AGAINST PROTECTION. That Is -the Real Purpose of the Demo? cratic Anti-Trust Cry. St. Louis "Globe-Democrat" (Kcp.) Nothing shows the incapable nature of the Democratic party more clearly than its new base of attack against the protec? tion of American industries. It lias pro? posed with a noisy flourish, to make oppo? sition to trusts a leading feature of the campaign next year. No sooner is this dea broached than numerous Democrats insist that the first step toward destroying the trusts is to smash the protective tariff. It is useless to point out to these bigots and inpracticables that trusts are quite as plentiful in free trade countries as else? where. The Democratic mind is singular ly constituted. The party is committed to | free trade in spite of the bitter experience with the Wilson law and other destructive Democratic measures. The moment trusts are accepted as an issue Democratic ideas fly of at a tangent and a war against pro? tection is devised as the best way to make a beginning against business monopolies. The Democratic party again reveals in this hue of cenduct that it is incompetent | and scatter-brained. Trusts are a recent development. Protection is an old and time-honored principle. The country suf? fered when the Democrats successfully as? sailed it, threw them out of power and re? versed their tariff policy. Now they shift | their ground and make trusts an excuse for re-opening the battle against protection. Of course, the only way to regulate trusts J is to go at them directly and not turn the | movement into a crusade against some? thing else. But whenever a Democrat j talks or writes about trusts he soon forgets his starting point and expatiates on the evils of protection. Democratic logic and j action alike are confused and ineffective. When something positive is to be accom? plished the Republican party is invariably called upon to do it. It is so with all pub? lic questions, and trusts will be no excep? tion. Meals and Conventions. Louisville "Courier-Journal" (Dem.) When the Kentucky State Convention met Monday there was a great thinning out of the faithful, who had not come to Louisville prepared to fight it out if it took all Summer. Many of them long before morning were in a frame of mind and pocket to ? sympathize with Colonel Wr., of Kentucky, who had paid a visit to New York Eome ten or twelve years ago and put up at a European hotel. He bustled into an American plan hotel shortly after? ward, accepted a rate of $5 for a room and four meals a day, and had the clerk send a nigger instantly to the other hotel for his baggage. "I've been payin' fo' dol? lars a day for my room alone over there," be explained, "and they've been a'charg in' all my meals extry. Yes, sir! they've been a'chargin' me twenty-five cents apiece for roasin-yeare, and I've been just fairly eatin' my damned head off." HOW HE WAS RECONSTRUCTED. President McKinley Freed Him of His Old Prejudices and Gave New Light. VicksbnrR Letter to St. Louis "Globe Demo? crat." He was the center of a crowd seated on the broad veranda of the historical Pizar ro Hotel, overlooking the fateful arm of the Mississippi through which Grant's gun? boats came up to frown on Vicksburg, bringing terror in their wake. The scene evidently affected and impressed him, for he said: "You, gentlemen, can have but faint conception of what, an old chap like my? self feels, looking over this scene. It i? now 37 years since I gamed my first im? pressions of this spot. I remember the siege of Vickeburg as though it were yes? terday. How we youngsters?for I, too, was a youngster then, comparatively speaking?responded to the call to arms as schoolboys go to a frolic. The threat? ened siege was the subject of manv a merry jest. Ah! we had much to learn? and we learned it." He was silent for a moment, lost in re? trospection, then continued : "There were dark days ahead for us, and they came. It was not long before IVmbcrton marched out to meet Grant on that historic hillside, three miles from the city, to sign articles of surrender. There was nothing else to do. Wisdom and good generalship demanded it, but there were men in Vicksburg, myself of the num? ber, who would rather have faced a tiring squad and given signal for their own exe? cution than to have surrendered their arms. Phis enforced sui render somehow embittered me and I was until recently, very recenlly, what is termed an unrecon? structed rebel. But all that is changed now. 1 was down at Atlanta, Ga., when Wil? liam McKinley, the \rankee President, made his great speech, and I went to hear him, not because he was President, but because he was one of those fighting Yan? kees, who never looked so well, acted so game or fought so desperately as when their breasts were right against Southern steel?one of thoEe men who, in a four year course at the college of arms, taught me to honestly respect them. "He spoke of a united country and fra? ternal people; of the sons of men who wore the blue and the gray fighting side by side for the nation's flag, and then he said something about Nort?ern hands strewing flowers on the honored graves of Southern soldiers, and I became 'recon? structed' iu the astonishingly short period of about thirteen seconds. I wanted to go up on to the rostrum and say : Mr. Presi? dent Mc Kinley, you suit me clear down to the ground. Uf course, 16hall vote against you, from both habit and princi? ple, but personally you are just the kind of a man I like to see at the head of this great and growing nation.' "Later on, I returned home, and when 'Decoration Day' rolled around, I loaded myself with flowers and went to the Na? tional Cemetery here for the first time. As I gazed upon those beautiful terraces, broad drives and rows of gleaming marble, there was no bitterness in my heart be? cause many of my Southern comrades sleep in unmarked graves. So I scattered my flowers and hoped in the great here? after there might be no blue and no gray, only some secret sign by which brave men might recognize one another, and that all enmity might forever be at rest." J. J. HILL'S VIEWS. The President of the Great Northern Railway Favors Expansion. Philidelphia News Bureau.] President Hill says : "I sent a Russian Jew to China a year ago to gather exact information. He was a trained statistician. He told me on his return that for the first time in his life he saw a people so filled with the instincts of trade and commerce that even his own race could not compete with them. "In October, 1896, my friends in the East did not want to shut down their steel mills. I said to them : 'Why not build on Chinese and Japanese rail contracts? If you will bid low enough I will make you a rate on the rails ?' We carried more than 12,000 tons anil lost money, but had the fun uf doing business? I made a rate of 40 cents per thousand to Yokohama. The next year they 6ent 60,000 tons. Last fall we could have carried 80,000, but did not have the ships. In one week last Novem? ber we refused 18,000 bales of cotton bound for Asia. We could carry it by land but woulc have to drop it at the sea? board. "I am an expansionest. I believe in carrying our civilization anywhere. Let it follow our commerce. Without growth we would not have civilization. Without territory our 80,000,000 would be nothing but a mob. We want boats. We want to extend our commerce on the Pacifiic. We want to know that the water is reced? ing over the face of the earth. If we ever get into trouble again we don't want to be told to leave in twenty-four hours. We want to protect our ships after they make 6000-mile voyages. "I believe in calling a spade a spade. The other fellows began this thing and we are going to throw all the responsibility on them. We desire to use the Phippines. Let us say we want to extend our com? merce to all the world. We need the is? lands out there. We paid a high price for them, too. We may have to pay more than money for our possessions. We will leave many of our boys on foreign soil. We fought the Mexican War and left many heroes behind. Yet we are not sorry we fought the Mexican War. "Let us keep our eyes on the objective point and march to the front. We will get there in time. Our people are able to solve any question if you give them a show for their white ally. Don't make them carry a burden the other fellow does not have to carry." Oldest Firm Here. The oldest firm in paint manufacture in the United States, F W Devoe & Co, is represented here by J. E. Jackson. Also the largest and best?its paiut, which last twice as long as a first-rate lead and job oil, is used by railroad companies generally. Devoe lead and zinc is the name and description of it. Peery & St.. Clair have just received an elegant stock of furniture?all new styles. Get their prices before buying. George Nash has tomato, cabbage and oelery plants, of select varieties, for sale. PERSONAL NOTES. Ex-Secretary Whitney is an enthusiastic member of the L. A. W. Rudyard Kipling seldom writes a letter of greater length than one page of note paper. Mrs. Robert Lewis Stevenson is spend? ing the Winter in Madeira, engaged in lit? erary pursuits. Tufts College has conferred the degree of Master of Arts on Elbert Hubbard, the writer. Frank II. Iluipers, of Chicago, baa giv? en $1,000,000 for a hospital to Frise, his native town. When Mr. Huipc-rs came to this county he was pennilness. Mrs. C. A. Steele, of Kansas, who was General Funston's teacher when that sol? dier was a boy,says that she then proph? esied a diie future for her pupil. At the Roxbury Jjitin School, Boston, commencement Governor Wocott, of Masachusetts, delivered the add rear, in the course of which he said: "Believe in the country which your fathers found? ed, keep your ideals high and do not be pessimistic of the country's future." Edward Everett Hale preached his last sermon as pastor of his Boston church last Sunday. His closing words were: "I wish that I might speak to-day on the duty of apostleship to every boy and girl, every man and woman, and every father in Israel. Now that I am to be one of the congregation, instead of standing in the pulpit as your pastor, this shall be my last word of public utterance?this my last word here, which expresses hope that each one of us, little child or the oldest man, may every day consecrate himself to this new fellowship." President McKinley is said to have the best memory of any man ever in politics not excepting Blaine. He never forgets a face, rarely a name. Recently he was passed by a man who, recognizing him by Iiis pictures, bowed. They met at the next White House reception. "I'm elad to meet you again," said the SPresident. "Again? When before?" "On Pennsylva? nia Avenue, at 5:30 last Tuesday after? noon." VINE AND FIG TREE. Or the Philosophy of Eating the Vegeta? bles One has Raised. rjartford"Coarant" (Rep-] This is the time of year which see9 the apotheosis of the amateur fruit und vege? table gardener. When one eats at a friends table lettuce that flourished in that friend's garden, or cucumbers which crew green on that friends vines, and is not, de? ference to our common humanity, suffer? ed to forget it, one reflects in vain upon the high price one has paid for equal ii not superior lettuce and for cucumbers warranted still touched by the dew. Sue! consolations are of no avail, and the tibh might be Bpread in the presence of one'i enemies, so bitter is the sense of disadvan tage which overshadows its enjoyments. . Nor will any amount of tact and court esy on the part of these who grow thingi in their gardens blind one who has onc< himself belonged to their circle to that at [ titude of condescension. And so mam I have belonged to it at one time am another. Almost every proprietor ai some period of his life has flattered tin dream of raising his own vegetables am fruit into actual accomplishment. Am such know well?none better?that joy o; i contemplation which raises him above tlx colorless satisfactions of those who draw upon the common supply. He is not tc be misled by any apparent acquiescence ir 1 the tentative statement that you can real jy get very good things in the market. But it is to this very knowledge, the re suit of experience and disappointment that we must look for tolerance and sym '? pathy towards those who rejoice in then own garden truck. It is a short-livec1 pleasure?let them indulge in it to the full with jut the detraction or the resentment of envy. By and by, just as they arc most prone to dwell on the deliciouf sweetness of their own com, they will gc away for their August vacation and will have to look out to have the ears of plenty plucked and sent somewhere, or else let it remain at the mercy of the alien depreda? tor. And it has been dearly purchased by hand to hand conflict with relentless foes of drought, weed and insect. Surely it is an ungenerous fellow-creature who would wantonly cut short this day of triumph. Let none assure the cultivator of the pro? bable brevity of his achievement. Evidences of McKinley's Popularity. Springfield "L'niion" (Kep.). When President McKinley's train pull? ed out of Adams last night amid the cheers of the people ofthat town, there was concluded a most convincing series of manifestations of a people's love and ad? miration for their President. This visit came at a time when the excitement of a political campaign was entirely absent. The demonstration in honor of the Presi? dent, the hearty welcome accorded to him, and the kindly enterest toward him, is therefore all the more striking as proof of the esteem in which he is held. They show that the slanderous attacks to which he has been subjected have not poisoned the hearts of the people against him. Pre? sident McKinley has won for himself per? sonally and individually the love of the plain folk. They believe in him, in his sin? gle heartedness, in his honesty and sincer? ity of purpose, and we in the western end of Massachueects have been delighted to honor him. If the President does not go back to Washington confident of the faith of the people in him he will have been blind to the significance of the bearing of the people toward him during his stay in this section. VIRGINIA : In the clerk's office for tLe circuit court of Tazewell county, June 24th, 1S99: Mrs. L. E. Hodge, complainant, vs. }? In chancery. A. J. Hodge, defendant. The object of this suit is to obtain a di? vorce a vinculo matromonii, by the said Mrs. L. E. Hodge from the said A. J. Hodge. And it appearing from affidavit on file in the said office that the said A. J. Hodge is a non-resident of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that the said A. J. Hodge appear here within fifteen days after due publication of this order and do what is necessary to protect his interests in this suit, and that copies of this order be published and posted as prescribed by law. A copy; teste: H. Bake Harman, Clerk. VV. B. Spratt, p. q. YOUNG MEN IN POLITICS. It Can Furnish Them the Best Post? graduate Course Extant. Hartford "Cobmnt" (Rcjp.). There was much sense in tlie remarks of young Mr. Freeman, of this city, at the [ Yale Law School meeting on Monday, as reported in "The Courant." Politics, as he said, is the best post-graduate course j open to the college student. It isn't politics per so that has a bad name. It is because fo many shifty ad venturerers rlrift into politics that the word lias acquired its shady significance. (The very fact is discreditable to every? body. The opportunity of such persons is all found in the neglect of their betters. It it were generally understood that this post-graduate course was to be pursued by young men v ho were ambitious to do good work and to make honorable reputa? tions for themselves and to serve their fellow men, the whole tone would change. There can be nothing inherently wrong about politics, or else there is something wrong about self government, and it is discreditable to undertake the duties of citizenship in a republic. Politics is noth g but the management of our affairs. They must be managed and the better this is done the more we get out of each lay. The gravest charge that can be brought against us today is based on the almost universal desire to shrink our pub? lic duties and content ourselves with easy private life. The large taxpayer will stay away from the caucus and let the wrong man represent his ward or town, because "it takes an evening"' and he would rather stay at borne and smell the smoke of h? own cigar than go out and smell that o! the "twofprs," whose combination is the incense of the multitude. Mr. Freeman is right. It. is the best course and should be the natural tenden? cy of the young man to assume his share o: the burdens and responsibilities of politics, and the more and better the young mer who follow his suggestion the betetr foi the affairs of all of us. lie's a very good illustration. How to Treat the Trust Question. Boston "Journal" (Hep.). The question of trusts is partly econom ic and partly political. It is a question o tremendous importance alike to the busi ness interests and the laws and polltica institutions of the country. It will maki [ a great deal of difference with the futUn of America w hether it is dealt with broad iy and dfenas?i-jnately or is made the fool b.dl of partisan politics and scheming am bition. If the September conference pro motes an intelligent study of underlyin) principles and the collation of facts or which action.may be safely based, it wil n >t be held in vain. * I Catarrh Cannot lie Cured with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as the} cannot reach the seat of the disease, Ca tarrb is a blood or constitutional disease and to cure it you must take interna remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is takei internally, and acts directly on the bloot and mucous surfaces. Ball's Catarrh Cun is not a quack medicine. It was prescrib ed by one of the best physicians in thil country for years, and is a regular prescrip tion. It is composed of the best tonic known, combined with the best blood pur ifiers, acting directly on the mucous sur faces. The perfect combination of tlx two ingredients is what produces sue! wonderful results in curing catarrh. Sent for testimonials, free. . J. CHENEY. & CO.. Props., Toledo, 0 Sold by druggists, prije 7-5c. EELS m CAPTIVITY. Tlicy Ivcej> Tbclr Appetite and Groi Vat null Appear t?> Get Alone: Very Well. Eels appear to be pretty hardy in lptivity. There arc in a tank at the aquarium a number of eels that have thrived and grown fat there, although they must there content themselves with a gravel bottom instead of one of mud, whioh they would seek in nature, says the New York Sun. The eel in captivity is rather susceptible tc fungus, but the disease responds readi? ly to treatment, and the eel never loses its appetite. All Wie eels in this tank have increased materially in size and weight there. The eel that has been in the tank the longest time came from Cold Spring Harbor and has now been in the tank about three years. One of the eels was caught about a year and a half ago right in the aquarium; taken from the valve of a pump which had become choked up. The eel was got out substantially uninjured. Tt has about doubled its weight since ihen. The eels are fed on chopped-up clams, with occasionally some live killiesT which they are easily able to catch and which they like. Killics, in fact, malte a good bait in fishing for eels, with the killie hooked through the back in such a way as not to kill or deprive it of the power of mo#bn. WINE OF CARDUI THE MEW WAY. WOMEN VY to think sed 'fe? male diseases " could only be treated after "lo? ci a 1 examina? tions" by physi? cians. Dread of such treatment kept thousands of modest women silent about their suffering. The in? troduction of Wine of Cardul has now demon? strated that nlne-tenth.3 of all tha cases of menstrual disorders do not require a physician's attention at all. The simple, pure taken In the privacy cf a woman's own home insures quick relief and speedy cure. Women need not hesitate now. Wine of Cardul re? quires no humiliating examina? tions for Its adoption. It cures any disease that comes under the head of "female troubles"?disordered menses, falling of the womb, "whites," change of life. Itmakes women beautiful by making them well. It keeps them young by keeping them healthy. $1.00 at the drug stor*. For advice In cases requiring- special directions, address, giving- symptoms, the " Ladles' Advisory Department," The Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chatta? nooga, Tenn. W. I. ADDISON, M.D., Cary, Hist., says: "I use Wine of Cardui extensively in my practice and And It a most excellent preparation for female troubles." WINE OfiCARDiUI RACING THE MOON. Over the Siberian Railroad Earth's Circuit May Be Made in Thirty Dnya. A military gentleman declares that in the year 1002 he Intends with a friend to travel around the world in 30 days. His companion will be Prince Hilkofl, the Russian minister of railways, says Stray Stories. "Suppose," he says, "we start from Baltimore. It is, say, 3,150 miles to Seat? tle; then, via the Pacific, to Yokohama 4,500 miles, whence to Port Arthur, via Nagasaki, it is 1,200 miles more. "At Port Arthur we leave ship, and, going ashore, take train on the Man? churia extension of the Transsiberian railway for St. Petersburg, 6,600 miles, thence by rail direct to Berlin, 1,000 miles, and on to London, 750 miles. Ship again, this time on the Atlantic, to New York, 3,200 miles, winding up with 200 miles or less of railroad. "The total of rail travel is 10,700 miles, and of water 8,900 miles, an aggregate of 19,600 miles. "An average of 40 miles an hour by train and 20 by ship would Insure the transit within 30 days. Prince Ililkoff declares that with the completion of the great Siberian line to Port Arthur nnd Ta-Lien-Wan in 1002, he will make the time from London to Shanghai 12 days. The distance from London to Yoko? hama has already been done in 20 days. A .;uel by Pout. Dueling ia passing out of Prance. Re? cently a Paris journalist, offended an artist by a criticism, and m a letter re? ceived this: "You are below my level, so I simply send you a cuff on the ears by post." In response this was sent: " Thank you for the cuffs. In return I desire to shoot you by post with six bullets. Consider .yourself dead!" RtiHatan Oil. In the Russian oil district of Baku the average daily production of crude in 1S98 was over 20,000 barrels (of 42 gallons) more than in 1897, and as the average number of wells producing in the former year was 146 more than in the latter, the average increase per well per clay was about 100 barrels. NOTICE. All parties having old prescriptions whicl they wish refilled can do so by sendinf the number of the same to Pocahontai Drug Co., Pocahontas, Va. We have al the old files of lazewell Drug Co.'s pre I scriptions. Pocahontas Drug Co., Pocahontas, Va. Paint Your Buggy for 75 Cents with Devoe Gloss Carriage Paint, readj fur use; S colors. Gives a high gloss, equa to new. Sold bv Jno E. Jackson. UBBER STAMPS. Every bus iness " nun now finds (i necessary to use Rubber Smamfs. 1 can furnish these Stumps of uny size or style nl.-o Inks. Pads, Stamp Racks etc. I will furnhh prices on application. ""ED w. PEN] FKEf) w. pendleton, Tazewell, VI ^ih*Mi 50 YEARS' X$m. WaLf EXPERIENCE Patents Designs Copyrights &c. Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an invention is probably patentable. Communica? tions strictly confidential. Handbook on Patents sent free. Oldest ncency for securing patents. Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive special notice, without charge, in the Scientific American. A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Lamest cir? culation of any sclenttflc Journal. Teftns, *3 a vear; fonr months, $L Sold by all newsdealers. H!l)NHSCo.36lBroad^ New York Uruoch Offleo. G25 F St., Washington, d. C. UNIVERSITY OF IR0INIA. FREE TO VIRGINIANS IN THE ACADEMIC SCHOOLS. betters, Science, Law, Medicine. Engineering, SESSION BEGINS 13th SEPTEMBER. For Catalogues address P. B. HA It KING ER, Chairman, Charlottesville, Va. 0. T. PATTON, BLACKSMITI ENER?L - REPAIRER TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA. (Yost's Old Stand) 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. T. C. BOWEN, Attorney-at-Law, iAZEWELL, VIRGINIA. Otlice west end of Courthouse yard. Genttal ? fLotel, (Near Courthouse Square) TAZEWELL, - VIRGINIA. SURFACE & WHITE, - - Proprietors, Livery Stable attached. Good Sample Rooms. Table fare the best. Nice Bed? rooms, etc. FOR SALE! A FIRST-CLASS SAW MILL AND OUTFIT. A 20-horse-power mill, with a first-class equalizer attached. The mill is in excel? lent condition, and is well-equipped for manufacturing lumber in the best order. The mill has been used some two years, but is. AS GOOD AS NEW. There is a complete logging outfit, such as pole and tram cars, wagons, chains, grabs, nooks, and some 15 head of mules and hones. Anyone wishing to buy or lease the above saw mill and outfit will find it greatly to their interest to call on or adddress. W. F. HARM AN, KELLY, VA. Clinch Valley Roller Mills.., \ Why run the risk of eating adulterated flour when you can get perfectly pure flour by buying that manufactured at home? We guarantee our Hour to be made from Pure Wheat and as good as the beet. Our millers are skilled in their business. Try any of our brands of Hour and you will be satisfied. Our meal and chop are up to the standard. HIGGINBOTHAM & KIRBY, Cedar Bluff, Va., June 23, 1898. GASTNER,GURRAN&6ULLITT, Sole Agents for the Celebrated Pocahontas Smokeless Semi-Bituminous COAL. POCAHONTAS TRADE MARK REGISTERED Main Office: 328 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. BRANCH OFFICES 1 Broadway. New \ork, Old Colony Building, Chicago, III. 70 Kilby Street, Boston, Mass., Neave Building, Cincinnati, 0. Progress Building, Norfolk, Va., 4 Fenchurch Avenue, London, England, Terry Building, Koanoke. Va. If you want SNAKES to see^s^^ -DRINK IMPURE WHISKY BUT?^ If you desire sweet repose and delightful slumbers try mine. 1 have TEX THOU? SAND GALLONS hi stock and will guarantee every gallon to be strictly pure. JOHN M. SMITH_ . . . Newport (Giles Co.), Virginia Distiller and dealer in best homemade pure copper-distilled RYE WHISKY. SOUR MASH?This celebrated whisky is distilled only by me and will be deliv? ered at Railroad Station at $2.00 per gallon. Pure Corn Sour Mash Whisky at $1.:50 per gallon b**.the barrel, 100 proof. Warranted pure goods. All orders promptly filled. 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