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* VOL. VIII.
PRESIDENT M'KINLEY TO VIRGINIANS. He Makes a Great Speech at Richmond. REJOICES OYER THE REVIV? AL OF INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY. Two Great Historical Events That Oc? curred on Virginia Soil Which Af? fected the Life of the Repub? lic and Were of Great fr Import to Mankind. At Jtbe scene of the launehing the Presi? dent was introduced to the people by May? or Taylor in a short and graceful speech. Mr. McKinley said : "Mr. Mayor, Ladies and Gentlemen: "I am glad to meet my fellow-citizens of Richmond and join with them in this in? teresting celebration in honor of the launching of the torpedo-boat Shubrick, built in this city, of American material, by the labor of American workingmen, for the use of the American navy. I congratulate builders and w orkmen upon this evidence of their skill and industry so creditable to the manufacturing company and so highly commended by the officers of the govern? ment. "This is not the first contribution which Richmond has made to our splendid navy. She equipped the warship Texas with all her machinery, boilers and engines, which were tried and tested with eminent satis? faction in the brilliant naval engagement in the harbor of Santiago, when that gal? lant vessel so gloriously assisted in the des? truction of Cervera's fleet, winning a memorable victory and hastening an honor? able and enduring peace. "I heartily rejoice with the people of this great city upon its industrial revival and upon the notable prosperity it is feel? ing in all of its business enterprises. You are taking advantage of the commercial opportunities of the hour. You are ad? vancing in manufactures, extending your markets and receiving a deserved share of the world's trade. "What can be more gratifying to us than the present conditions of the country ? A universal love ot country and a noble national spirit animate all the people. We are on the best of terms with each other and on most cordial relations with every power on earth. We have ample revenues j with which to conduct the government. No deficit menaces our credit. Money is abundant in volume and unquestioned in value. Confidence in the present and faith in the future are firm and strong and should not be shaken or unsettled. The people are doing business on business principles and should be let alone?en b*rtH?ged rather than hindered in their efforts to increase the trade of the country and find new and profitable markets for their products. "Manufacturing was never so active and so universally enjoyed throughout ali the States. Work was never eo abundant. The transportation companies were never so taxed to handle the freight offered by the people for distribution. The home and foreign markets contribut vto our pros? perity. Happily the latter has increased without any diminution of the former. Your locomotives go to Russia: the watch cases from my little city of Canton to Geneva; the bridges of Philadelphia span the Nile, and the products of the American farm and factory are carried upon every sea and find welcome in most of the ports of the world. WHAT WOCLO WE CHANGE ? "In what respect would we change these happy conditions with the promises they give of the future ? The business activity in every part of the country, the better re? wards to labor, the wider markets for the field of the soil and the shop; the increase of our ebip-building not only for our gov? ernment, but for purposes of commerce; the enormous increase of our export trade in manufactures and agriculture; the great? er comforts of the home and the happiness of &ie people; the wonderful uplifting of the business conditions of Virginia and the South and of the whole country, mark this, not only an era of good will, but an era of good times. "It is a great pleasure to me to stand in this historic capital and to look into the faces of my countrymen here assembled, and feel and know that we are all Ameri? cans standing for the government we love and mean to uphold, united for the honor of the American name and for the faithful fulfillment of every obligation which mational duty requires. I cannot forget ? I could not forget in this presence to make my acknowledgment to the men of Vir? ginia for their hearty and patriotic support of the ?overnment in the war with Spain and for their continued and unflinching loyalty in the suppression of the insurrec? tion in Luzon against the authority of the United States. They came in swift re? sponse to the call of country?the best blood of the State, sons of noble sires, ask? ing for service at the battle front where the fighting was the hardest and the danger the greatest. The rolls of the Virginia volunteers contain the names of the bravest and beet, some of them the descendents of the most illustrious Virginians of its earliest and latest times. They have shed their blood for the flag of their faith and are now defending it with their lives in the distant lands of tbe sea. All honor to the American army and navy ! All honor has been shown the men returning from the field of battle and all honor attends those who have gone to take their places. V-.My fellow citizens, two great historical events, separated by a period of eighty-four years, affecting the life of the Republic and of aw!ul import to mankind, took place on the soil of Virgin: , B?th were lartici gkatify1ng conditions. pated in by Virginians and both marked mighty eiwhs in the history of the nation. The one at Yorktown, in 1781, when Corn wallis surrendered to Washington, which was the bediming of the end of the war with Great Britain and the dawning of independence ami union. The great Vir ginian, sage and patriot, illustiiuus com? mander and wise statesman installed the Republic in the family of nations. It has withstood every shock in war or peace from without or within, experiencing its gravest crisis in the Civil War. The other, at Appomattox, was the conclusion of that crisis, and the beginning of a unification now happily full ami complete, resting in the good will and fraternal affection of one toward another of all the people. Wash? ington's terms of peace with Cornwallis secured the ultimate union of the colonies; those of Grant with Lee the perpetual union of the States. Both events were mighty gains for the human family and a proud record for a nation of freemen. Both were triumphs in which we all have a share, both are a common heritage. The one made the nation possible, the other made the nation imperishable. Now no jarring note mars the harmony of the Union. The seed of discord has no sower and no soil upon which to live. The purveyor of hate, if there be one left, is without a follower. The voice which would kindle the dame of passion and prejudice is rarely heard and no lunger heeded in any part of our be? loved country. " 'Lord of the Universe, Shield us and guide us, Trusting Thee always Through shadow and sun. Thou has united us, Who shall divide us ? Keep us, oh, keep us The 'Many in One.' " MANY BACBBU TUB. "Associated with this gteat Common? wealth are many of the most sacred ties of our national life. From here came forth many of our greatest statesmen and heroes who gave vigor and virtue and ?lory to the Republic. For thirty seven of the sixty-one years from 1780 to 1850, smis of Virginia occupied the Presidential office with rare fidelity and distinction, a period covering more than one-fourth of our national existence. What State or what nation can have a greater heritage than such names us Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and Marshall ? Their deeds inspire the old and the young. They are written in our histories. They are a part of the education of every child of the land. They enrich the school books of the country. They are cherished in every American home, and will be so lone as liberty lasts and the Union endures. "My countrymen, the nacred principles proclaimed in Philadelphia in 1770, ad? vanced to glorious triumph at Yorktown, made effective in the formation of the Federal Union in 1787, sustained by the heroism of all our people in every foreign conflict, sealed in solemn covenant at Ap? pomattox Courthouse, sanctified by the blood of the men of the South and of the North at Manila and Santiago, and in Porto Rico, have lost none of their forces in virtue; and the people of the United States will meei their new duties and re sponsibilitits with unfailing devotion to these principles, and with unfaltering pur? pose to uphold and advance them. MEMORY AN" INCENTIVE. "Standing near the close of the century, we can look backward with congiatulation and pride, ami forward into the new cen? tury with confidence and courage. The memories of the past impels to r.obhrj effort and higher endeavor. It is for us to guard the sacred tra?t, transmitted by the fathers and pass on to those who follow this government of the free, stronger in its principles and greater in its power for the execution of its beneficent mission." CONDENSED ELECTION NEWS. Something About Results in Different States. Ohio gives Nash, Republican candidate for governor, a plurality of nearly 50,001). Kentucky, according to latest reports, has been carried by Taylor, Republican candidate for governor, by an estimated majority of 6,000. Goebel says he wil' contest before the Legislature, which is Democratic. This means that he will try to get the legislature to help him steal the governorship. In New Jersey the Republicans gain 14,000, carrying the State handsomely. The Fusionists have carried Nebraska by about 15,000. Maryland is Demo 'ratic by 12,000. Massachusetts gives a Republican nia jority of 65,000. South Dakota gives a Republican ma? jority of 11,000, a gam of 10,000. In Pennsylvania the Republican State ticket is elected by 100,000. Iowa is Republican by 00.000. In Mississippi, with 00,000 votes polled, the Democratic majority is 35,000. The result in Virginia, is just what the machine chose to make it. Very few in? dependents have been elected, and only two or three Republicans. Unfortunate Homicide. On hist Sunday afternoon, about 1 o'clock, an unfortunate difficulty occurred in Burke's Garden, in which a young man by the name of Tobe Ileldreth killed another young man bj the name of Worth Bean. It seems that Ileldreth had been waiting 6.. a young sister of Bean, and that the lat? ter, with other members of the family, ob? jected to Ileldreth showing the young woman attention. On Sunday Ileldreth was escorting the young lady home from church and the difficulty arose. We understand that Bean assaulted Ileldreth and that two brothers of Bean joined in the assault; that Ilel? dreth had been struck with u rock and was down when he shot the deceased man, who was standing over or on him with a stick. What we have heard about the affair is heresay, but the impression seems to be that the shooting was in self defence. We learn that the ball from the pistol went in? to the heart and on up into the mouth of Bean, from which it wa- removed. The difficulty occurred on what is known as the Cooper farm. On Monday there was a preliminary trial before C. H. Gree ver, a justice o the peace, who sent Ilel? dreth on for indictment by the grand jury. He is now ia the A'I ct ibisp'ace. THE BOER LOSS WAS VERY HEAYY A Brilliant British Victory at Lady smith. TWO THOUSAND PRISONERS. Reported to Have Been Taken by the Eng glish Troops-White Reports the Posi? tion at Ladysmith Entirely Safe? A Native Says the Boer Force Was Almost Annihilated la Friday's Fight. London, November 7.?It is announced in a special dispatch from Cape Town, r'ated Sunday, November 5, morning, that the British have been victorious in an engagement at Ladysmith, and that the Boer loss was very heavy, including two thousand prisoners. UOKK KOKCK ALMOST ANNIHILATED. EsU'ourt, Natal, Sunday, November 5.? 1:30 p. m.?A reliable native has brought confirmatory evidence of Friday's fight south of Ladysmith. A reconnoisance in force was made by a thitish division, the object being to relieve theColenso column, which had been attacked by the Boers. The British infantry charged the Boers, who were strongly posted on Clobersklolf Hill, and drove them down on the plain toward the Tugela river. Then the British cavalry, executing a fine flanking move? ment, charged the Boers, almost annihilat? ing them. The plains were strewn with the slain Boers. An armored train has again left for Co lenso with a company of the Dublin Fusi? liers and a railroad engineering staff to repair the line. No fighting is supposed to have occurred Saturday, as no firing was heard. Durban, Natal, Sunday, November 5.? 5:5? p. m.?A native eye-witness of Thurs? day's battle near Ladysmith says that the Boers were caught on the open ground and raised several white flags. The British then advanced without firing to accept the surrender of the Boers, but were received with a volley at close range. Enraged by this treachery, the Lancers, Hussars ami Dragoons, followed by the infantry with fixed bayonets, charged through and thiough the enemy and did great execu? tion. A lot of prisoners and loot wa9 captured. Another battle on Ftiday with the Boers was proceeding, according to the native, in the south, with a similar result. MR. GEO. A. MARTIN DISCHARGED. The Shooting of Hiram White Was Acci? dental. In our is>ue of last week we refrained from saying anything about the shooting of Hiram White, which occurred on the 28th ult. This course was pursued be? cause of our close relationship to Mr. Ceo. A. Martin, who was accused of having shot White intentionally. We bad heard Mr. Martin's account of the incident and were satisfied the shooting was purely ac? cidental, but preferred to say nothing about it until there was a full investigation before a proper tribunal. On last Friday and Saturday, the 3rd and 4th insts., there was a thorough in? vestigation before a Justice's court, com? posed of Justices Ceo W. Bandy, C. A. Leece and W. L. Moore. The Common? wealth was strongly represented by Mr. Barnes Gillespie, Commonwealth's attor? ney, and Mr. Martin was ably represented by Messrs. Henry & Graham and May, May & Smith. Mr. H. C. Alderson was also counsel for Mr. Martin, but because of painful indisposition was unable to at? tend the trial, much to his own regret and that of his friends. The examination of witnesses for the Commonwealth began shortly before noon on Friday and was concluded that afternoon. On Saturday morning the court con? vened at about nine o'clock and shortly thereafter the witnesses for the defence began to testify. About 11 o'clock Mr. Martin went upon the witness stand and in response to a question from his counsel made the following statement: 0. Make your statement? A. As preliminary to this : "On Friday morning, the day before the accident, I had saddled my horse preparatory to com? ing to town. My wife detired to run over to tier mother's?a very short distance? for a few uioweuts and asked me to re? main with the children. I did so, and presently she returned. She remarked at the time that she and Hiram had had some little difference, but that Hiram had left and that it was all over,?everything was all light; so I gave it no further thought and got on my horse and came to town. The next morning?Saturday?I went down through the fields and stopped i:i the first corn field, which is to the west of the main road and south of the railroad. 1 had hunted through there some mo? ments when I heard some one calling me. The wind was blowing. I saw a colored man by the name of Ambrose and a boy, Roten by name. Ambrose informed me?I could not understand him exactly, I went closer, I gathered from him that there was a covey of birds up on the Bill Harman place, that he had seen them that very morning. I did not know of the P'll Har? man pia:-e. I did not know that there was a Bill Harman place. I did not know when lie mentioned the Bill Harman place where it was. I asked him the direction and he pointed to me, showing me the line fence, for I could see the fence up on the hill. I just got the idea that was the di? rection. I thanked nira and left. I hunt? ed around a littie more and went on up the railroad and there met Billey Fortner above the switch. I asked him where the Bill Harman land was. He pointed in the direction and told me up that hill. I asked him if there were any birds there. He said yes. I went across the field where he was, between the switch barn and hiB house. J went across there thinking J might scare up a covey, but I went in a direct line and crossed through tbe hedge, at a sma'l break in it, near a pear tree. I went in that direct line across the road and had gone over tbe fence and up came, on a horse, little Ed. Piery. We stood a moment and talked about hunting. I asked him first where he was going. He WEL 1WELL, VA., TH?RS said to his Aunt Annie's. He asked me where I was going. I told him up on the bill. I made an engagement for that evening, I was to meet him atf Mr. Gilles pie's field. I then continued up the hill and was probably within 200 yards of the line fence when I suddenly looked up and saw Hiram White getting over that fence. He was sitting on it preparatory to getting down. He was in a direct line with me, and I continued my course until we met. lie said, "Good morning, Mr. Martin." I said, "Good morning, Hiram". I then remarked: "Hiram, I am so sorry your little difference occurred at the house, par? ticularly as far as it concerned Mrs. Martin, but you will be back there in two or three days, and I want you to apolgize to my wife." He said in a very gruff way: "I ainl go'en back." I saw he was excited but I did not pay any particular attention to it. 1 was standing at that time and all the time in about 3 feet of him. I still continued on : "Oh yes, you will come back and apologize to Mrs. Martin and there wont be any more of it." He seem? ed to be very much excited. I was stand? ing with my gun under my arm. It was cocked. I always carry it cocked when I am hunting. It was pointing up lo the right of me. At that moment, as I had finished my words to him, he grasped me by the neck with his right hand and pull? ed me forward. So far was it from my mind of shooting that man and so horri? ble was it that my first impulse was to down the gun, and I obeyed that impulse, and grasped the gun by the barrel and threw it down as quickly as I could; at the same moment that I did that, and that he grasped me by the neck, he grasped also for the hammers of the gun. Just placed his hand right over them. At that mo? ment the discbarge took place. In a mo? ment he said, you shot me. 1 said, "My God, Hiram, let me go for a doctor and see what can be done for you." I didn't Know that he was shot. He said, "No, you have shot me, or you have killed me, and I will kill you, so help me God." Then began the struggle. He released my , Deck and grasped with the other hand the muzzle of the gun, and began to j wrench. My impulse then was to shoot! him, but seeing 1 was an infant in his hands my object was to discharge the gun if possible in space, and keep him from wrenching it from me and shooting me, and that I succeeded in doing. I did not know how I was able to do it. In a mo? ment afterwards he fell. I then fell down, my bark was violently wrenched, I could not straighten it. I again fell down on my knees and examined the wound. I saw that it was in the right leg. I had a sufficient knowledge of anatomy to know that a man's arteries are down inside of the legs. Seeing that he bled freely, I concluded that the artery must have been cut by the discharge. I then tore off his suspenders, tied them around his leg above the wound to staunch the blood as tightly as I could. I then tried to/arouse him. I said, "My God, Hiram, tell me how you feel" and he could not say any? thing. He was apparently insensible. I then started off as rapidly as I could, un? der the condition that I was in, my back nearly broken. I went direct to Roten's house, thinking I might find him there. I opened the door and walked in, and he DAY, NOVEMBER was not there. I told his wife I had shot Hiram and wanted her to take a little rope, and go up there and bind it around his leg above the wound, and tie a stick in it and twist it aa hard as she could fas? ten it, that I wanted to go for the doctor. I saw that she hesitated, and I told her My God, no on. I then went to Chafe Former's house. I told there the same thing. Theie was no man there. Mr. Fortner was away. I then went from there across the cornfield to the switch barn, thinking I might find there a man, Price, who is a lumber agent and stays there most of the time. He was not there. I then came out to the road and crossed over some little distance this way when I met Ed. Peery. I called him and said: "Ed., I have shot Hiram accidentally in the grave yard field, go for the doctor as quickly as you can for God's sake, for the nearest." Doctor Gillespie was the near? est. I then hurried on home. I told ray i wife in as few words as possible the cir? cumstances. I told her I was going up to deliver myself to the authorities. I thought I would go over to Mrs. Peery's to relieve her. There came, as I after? wards learned a man by the name of Ca? sey. He was tearing by very rapidly on his horse. 1 halloed and said, you needn't go any further, I have sent for a doctor, but lie didn't halt at all. He waived at me and said, I am going to attend to you or get a doctor for you, so I paid no more attention. Presently then I came on to town walking. I didnt feel able to ride. I walked as fast as I could. I had gotten to Dr. Gildersleeve's when I met Mr. Al derson and Sheriff Crockett. Gentlemen, so help me God, this is the regret of my life. I had no idea of shooting that man. It was purely accidental." Mr. Martin was subjected to a rigid cross-examination by the Commonwealth's Attorney, but did not waiver in bis state? ment as first given. Dr Isaac Pierce, who had gone in response to Mr. Martin's mes? senger to try to save the life of Hiram White, hid testified prior to Mr. Martin as to the nature of the wound, and Iiis testi? mony ehowed clearly that the wound could not have been made otherwise than by an accidental discharge of the gun. At the conclusion of Mr. Martin's statement there was no doubt in the mind of even intelligent listener that Hiram Whitehall come to his death in the manner detailed by the witness, and that it was the result of an accident for which the unfortunate dead man was alone responsible. A few witnesses, gentlemen of the high eet chai acter in the community, testified to the character of Mr Martin, all of them uniting in saying that he was a gentle, quiet and most worthy gentleman, and did not meddle with other persons affairs. After the introduction of some rebut? tal evidence by the Commonwealth tbe case was submitted to the Justices. In a short time they announced their decision, acquitting Mr. Martin of all blame and discharging him from custody. As we have before said Mr. Barnse Gil? lespie made the strongest eise possible for the Commonwealth, fully discharging his duty as its representative. The defence was conducted with the best judgment by the able gentlemen who acted as coun? sel, they all the time insisting upon and treating the shooting as a purely accident? al a flair. Buy goods here almost as cheap as we can buy them at wholesale ourselves. Especially is this true in the Shoe, Boys' Suit, Men's Pants and Ladies' Cloak De? partments. In some cases you can buy pood Shoes, Stylish Shoes, lace or button, in Men's, Women's and ChildrenB' at smaller figures than they can be purchased at wholesale today. We have full stocks in the following lines : Fine Shoes, Clothing, Underwear, Shirts, Overcoats and Gum Coats, and Boots. Our only reason for making these big reductions?we are closing out everything. People say, "You are selling good goods cheaper than we can buy trash." HARRISSON & GILLESPIE BROS ?PUBLICA 9, L899. SHOULD ALWAYS BENTHE FIRST CONSIDERATION . . of every buyer, whether it is the merchant who is buying to sell again, or the consumer, who is buying for self and family. There is no line in which Quality is of so much importance; for . that which you eat is the source of life itself. We want to emphasize the point that it is OUR FIRST CONSIDERATION in the purchase of every article that goes into our store. Now, as to this p<?iut we'have no de? cided advantage of several other grocery stores that we know of except in TiiE FACT that always insure you getting fresh goods. The point where we differ from others, who are also careful about the quality of their groceries, is that OUK UNEXCELLED BUYING FA CILITIES and capacity for handling large quantities direct from headquarters enable us to sell you pure, wholesome groceries of strictly first quality at LOWER PRICES than can anyone in } this section. Give us a trial, if you are not already buying from us, and we will make you a perma? nent, pleased customer. USTON & SONS. Leading Grocers, Tazewell, Va, J. P. CAMERON, Prop'r. and Gen. Mgr. .1. C. CAUDILL, Superintendent. GRAHAM, VIRGINIA. Foundrymen and Machinists. WE MAKE TO ORDER Patterns from Drawing or Description, Castings of all kinds?Plain and Gored?for Engines, Mine and Coke Ovens, Saw Mills, Con tractors. Builders, anything for anybody. WE EXECOTE. Blacksmith work, Machine work, Lathe work, Drill? ing, etc. We Grind Corn for Corn Meal by Burr Mill, Corn and Cob Chop by Patent Crusher. WE MAKE AND SELL Ready for use, Level Laud Plows, Hillside Plows, Plow Repairs, Feed Cutters, Cane Mills, Grist Mills, Grate Baskets,, Sash Weights, etc. TELEPHONE 76. | Works?WEST GRAHAM. Time I3e^^t Flour A. r-i<-l 11 l <_r ClicfipCMt Im tilt.- C<_-li.-bi-f itt.-< I "Orange Blossom." It is pure, straight Flour. Why eat impure flour when you can get the best so cheap? TTvness Bros. V. L. SEXTON, Pres. J. N. HARM AN, Sec'y and Treas. Tazeweil Insurance Agency. Fire, Life and Accident Insurance. TO OUR FRIENDS AND PATRONS: FIRST: la Your Life and Property insured? SECOND : Is Your Insurance Placed with US 1 To Both Questions : If not, Why not ? We are prepared to write all kinds of Insurance in the Best and Strongest Compa? nies doing business in this Country and can write it at the VERY LOWEST rates at which Good Insurance can be effected in Responsible Companies. We do not claim to represent ALL of the Btst Companies, neither do we claim to be the Only men that write Good Insurance and the only men that know the Insurance Business, but we do claim to write as GOOD Insurance as the BEST can write and better than a great many who CLAIM to write Good Insurance. We will write you Insurance that will indemnify you in case of a total loss to tbe full amount of the face of the pol? icy. Can any one do better for you than that? We can issue you Insurance in Com? panies backed by millions and we have one Company in our otlioe that has issued the largest Fire Policy in the history of the Insurance World. The old PHOENIX of Lon. don established in 1792 has paid over One Hundred Millions '? '^sesan(1 i8 sued one policy covering Seventeen Millions1'1' property, the largest policy on record. Before placing your Insurance have a talk with US. We have l>een in the Insur? ance business for 5 years aud claim to know what we aie talking about and tbe value of Good Insurance. P. O. Box 36. Office first Door West of Central Hotel. Phone 37. NO. 45. Has a sad and heavy Cake stood between an ambitious house - keeper and a brilliant success in the entertainment of her friends ? If you contemplate A Five O'clock Tea Or An Evening Company it will be worth your while to visit our store and overlook our line of Cakes Just Received. A complete assortment in shape, size and kind. These are some of them: SCOTCH COFFEE, THISTLE, FANCY MIXED ALMOND WAFERS, WALNUT MARSH MALLOWS, CHOCOLATE MACAROONS, ! COCOA MACAROONS, FRUITED HONEY, JELLY TURNOVERS, BLOOD ORANGE SLICES LUNCH MILK, FIVE O'CLOCK TEAS. All fresh and light. It Is An Exacting Taste 'That Wo Can't Please. EDITORIAL PARAGRAPHS. The election in Virginia \vo9 a farce. The reports from all sections are that a light vote was cast. It is evident the people considered it useless to light the machine. The war between the Boers and British in South Africa is much bloodier and will be much more protracted than most persons at tirst dreamed it would be. Such a con? flict is to be regretted, and the sooner it ceases the better it will be for civilization. A telegram, of the 5th inst., from Mem? phis, Tenn., says: "There is so much prosperity in the South that commerce now shuts out crime and gossip. There never was such commercial activity." But the South will be for Bryan in 1900. Will the political folly of the South never cease? Admiral Dewey has settled the talk about his being a candidate for the Presi? dency. In a recent interview with a re* porter of the Philadelphia Press he said : "I have never wanted to be President. 1 would not under any circumstances be a candidate for the oilice. When the subject was first broached after the battle of Manila, I made up my mind I would not think of such a proposition. I have never had my determination upon the point weakened at all. I do not think General Chant added to his fame by be? coming President. Me bad no previous training in politics. Neither have I had. Neither have I any political ambitions. I would not, therefore, run for the Presi? dency upon any consideration." ELECTION IN TAZEWELL COUNTY. A Quiet Affair and a Small Vote Polled. The election on Tuesday for a represen? tative of the people of Tazewell county in the House of Delegates of Virginia, was the quietest and least exciting that ever was held in the county. There was but one name on the orticial ballot, that of Mr. Joseph S. Moss. As there was no contest, very few people tamed out, and of those who came to the polls about 75 were dis? pleased with the candidacy of Mr. Moss and voted against him. Below we give the official vote in the county. OFFICIAL VOTE. Precinct. J. S. Moss. W. A. Ward. Jefl'ersonville, 90 17 Bluesione, 10 North Tazewell, 15 12. Tip Top, 13 1 Liberty Hill, 28 Midway, 17 Moore's Sch House, 17 Cove Creek, 8 I/)ckhart's Chapel, (> Pounding Mill, 1? Riehlands, S Pocahontas, No. 1, 10 1 Pocahontas, No. 2, 25 Pocahontas, No. 3, 10 Graham, 9 41 Benbow, 8 2 Falls Mill, 14 Dry Fork, 12 Burke's Garden, 40 Gap Store, 6 Freestone, 13 Crockett's Cove, 14 Poor Valley, 14 Gratton, 16 Thompson Valley, 11 1 Cedar Bluff, 30 Total. 462 7j