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A VOL. VIII.
London War Office's Explanation of The
Reverse of General Gatacre
CHECK CONSIDERED MOMENTARY.
However, It is Admitted That the Effect
Upon The Wavering Dutch Farmers
Will Undoubtedly Render the Task
of The British More Difficult.
?Ladysniith News Is
ndon, Dec. 11.?While the reverse
sustained by Loid Gatacre in bis first en?
gagement with the Boers is considered
here to be only a momentary check, still
the effect upon the morale of the Boers
and the minds of the wavering Dutch
farmers in Cape Colony will undoubtedly
render the tusk of the British much more
General Gatacre, moving out Saturday
with 4,000 men, including two batteries of
artillery from Putter's Kraal, in hope of
surprising the Boers at Storm berc, was
misled by his guides, and found himself in
an untenable position, with the result that
he was obliged to retire with seveie losses
upon Molteno. He reports that more than
600 officers and men are missing, in addi?
tion to a list of killed and wounded.
This newB has been received with the
greatest apprehension here, and is espe?
cially deplored because of the effect it is
likely to have on the Dutch in the north
of the Cape Colony.
KeTiforcements will be sent up with all
speed to make General Gatacre's position
Becdrfi*feut the fact that he ha3 gravely
underestimated the strength of the Boers
opposed to him is responsible for a feeling
of considerable uneasiness as to the im?
mediate future of the campaign in that
The news from Ladysmith, however, has
created great enthusiasm in London.
General White evidently has not forgotten
the art of delivering a smashing blow, nor
have his troops lose their wonted dash
through the harrassments of a prolonged
seige. The destruction of two big guns
and capture of a Maxim on Friday was the
severest blow the Boers have received in
the operations of Ladysmith.
News of a beginning of a general advance
from Frere is momentarily expected. The
trestle bridge over the river has been
finished. The only anxiety of the troops
is to hear the word of command to go for?
ward. There is likely to be hard, stub?
A Ladysmith resident who has escaped
to Estcourt reports that he believes large
forces of Boers to be on the Upper Tugela
and at Coleneo. All indications point to
the fact that there baa been a weakening
-eXihe^Boer forces around Ladysmith.
Prom the western border there is no
news that General Methuen has foupht a
fourth engagement there. London had
repot ts from Pretoria last night that fight?
ing began Saturday nearSpyfontein, where
the Boers are intrenched on a range of
small hills which line each side of the
railway. It is probable that the fight was
part of the British reconnoi?ance, when a
naval 4-7 gun was taken out beyond the
outposts and fired a few rounds of lyddite
MOVEMENTS IN LUZON.
Navy Disappointed to Find Olango Al?
Manila, December 11.?6:45 p. m.?The
advance guard of General Grant's com?
mand, under Major Spence, arrived at
Olangapo, during the night of Saturday,
December the 9th, which place was occu?
pied with litt!3 resistance, the enemy flee?
ing. Major Spence had an arduous march
oyer the mountain trails from Dinalupi
Yesterday morn'ng the Baltimore and
Oregon and a chartered transport arrived
at Olangapo from Manila. The navy was
disappointed to find the army in posses?
sion of the piace, which they had hoped
to capture. A detachment of marines
under Captain Myere occupied the navy
yard at Olangapo and will hold and oc?
cupy it as a naval station. The yard con?
sists of seven new large buildings and nome
repairing and machinery shope, all dam?
aged by the bombardment of September 23.
During the morning of December 10, the
navy transported Major Spence's com?
mand from Olangapo to the town of Subig'
five miles distant. The enemy was seen
deserting Subig as the troops landed, and
the latter occupied it without resistance.
They found the place abandoned by the
retreating enemy, who fired a few shots.
The Americans deployed to the right and
left of the town and killed one of the
General Grant and the remainder of his
command arrived at Olangapo yesterday
afternoon. He will proceed today to Su?
big and join Major Spence. General Grant
will move north along the coast and will
effect a juncture with the Twenty-fifth In?
fantry under Colonel Andrew S. Burt, who
was reported eight miles from Iba, Decem?
ber 7. The enemy encountered in General
Grant's advance fled to the mountains and
scattered. General Grant is now garrison?
ing the town he occupies. No casualties
ore reported in his command.
Washington, December 11.?The follow?
ing otblegram has been received at the
Navy Department from Admiral Watson
telling of the part played by the navy in
the occupation of Subig Bay :
"Main*, December 11.?On the ntorn
inz of the 9th about 11 o'clock I receive.! a
telegram from Schwan, asking for Mac
Arthur, our co-operation with Grant's
forces scattered towards Olangapo, Subig
Bxy. I subtended the Charleston court o
inquiry, and plaited tlie same evening foi
Sobig with the Baltimore, Oregou und s
company of marines from ;lie barrack?.
We arrived at daylight on the lOih, with
landing parties organized. Found Major
Stevens in pot-session of Olangapo, having
arrived at dark on the 9th. Relieved the
army forces by 100 marines, Myers com?
manding. Transported the army detach?
ment to Snblg. The town was abandoned
on our arrival. Grant arrived in the af?
ternoon. We left the Oregon, (he Gardaijui
and the Mindoro and returned to Cavite
on the 11th. The Olangapo navy ma?
chinery is in fair condition, the shops
lamaged only by previous attack."
GERMANY AND EXPANSION.
Count Von Buelow Explains the Aspira?
tions of the Empire.
Berlin, December 11.?During the de
jate on the estimates of the Reichstag to
lay, Prince Hohenlohe, the Imperial
Jhaneelior, announced that the federal
?overnments bad come to the conclusion
;hat the present nnvy was insufficient for
;he country's needs and that estimates for
loubling the present number of warships
ivould be submitted.
He added that the period within which
:he increase of the navy would be effected
Aas not to be fixed by law, the number of
lew ships to be provided annually in the
estimates being decided in accordance
with the budgetary requnetrents.
Count Von Buelow, in supporting the
proposed increase in the navy, said :
"The President of the United States in
iis message expressed himself concerning
;he good relations between the United
Stales and ourselves with a warmth that
ills us with sincere satisfaction, and as fai?
ls Great Britain is concerned we are wili?
ng and ready to live in peace and concord
ivith her on the basin of full reciprocity
ind reciprocal consideration."
Alluding to the warlike changes and
evelations of the past few years, he said :
'I cannot yet believe that a new partition
)f the earth is imminent. We wisii to in
lerfere with no foreign power, but we do
lot wish to let our face be troddden upon
[>y any foreign power, nor let ourselves be
pushed aside either politically or economi?
cally. The powerful vitality of the Ger
I /an people has involved us in the world's
Administration and drawn us into the
world's policy. In the presence of a gi elit?
?r Britain ami a new Fiance, we have
claims to a greater Germany, not in the |'
;ense of conquest, but in the peaceful ex?
tension of our trade and points of support
".lust because the external position is
oow favorable we must use it to insure our-11
selves for the future. 1 wish, we all wish,
that our future may be peaceful; whether
it will be so, no one can say. We must be
?ecured against surprise, not only on land
but at sea. We must create and possess a
fleet strong enough to exclude attack by
iny power, and 1 emphasize attack, for in
;he absolute peacefulness of our policy, it
Ban never be other than a question of de?
fense. We must not forget that our center
is Europe. We do not neglect our duty in
providing security for our possessions,
which rests on the Dreibund."
TAYLOR IS INAUGURATED.
Claims Victory Was over a "Remorseless
Frankfort, Ky., December 12.?William
S. Taylor was inaugurated as Governor at
The crowd was much smaller than in
past years, due to the weather, which up
till last night was rainy, followed today by
a December blizzard. The inaugural cere?
monies were simple.
Retiring Governor Bradley in the course
of his speech said that lie hoped the Goe
bel election law, which had brought so
much turmoil to the State, would be wiped
from the. statute books.
Governor-elect Taylor in bis inaugural
address said :
"The verdict rendered by the people
last November was the mandate of the
people in favor of civil liberty. It was
the triumph of the people over a merci?
less, remroseleSS partisan machine, erect?
ed to enslave them."
He said one of the chief aims of his ad?
ministration would be to secure the repeal
of the election law.
The oath of office was administered to
Governor Taylor at noon by Chief Justice
The lately defeated Democratic candi?
date for St.tte ofhees began serving no?
tices of contests today against the Uepub
lican candidates who were awarded certifi?
cates of election last week. Several iiave
On last Saturday morning the commu?
nity was surprised to hear of the death i f
Mr. John Daniel Heldreth, a young man
nineteen years old, and youngest child of
Mr. J. J. Heldreth, of our town.
lie had gone to Saltville on Thursday,
driving a vehicle for Mr. J. M. Collee, and
returned to Tazewell on Friday evening
about daik. He left Mr. Coffee's, telling
him lie would be back early in the morn?
ing. By the tune lie arrived at Iiis father's
house, on Tazewell Avenue, he was so sick
lie fell at the door. He was immediately
put to bed and physicians sent for, but
nothing could be done for his relief, and
he died Satin day morning at 0 o'clock.
The cause of his death was kidney tronble.
The deceased was a member of the
Methodist Church, having united with that
branch of the Church some seven or eight
years ago. Funeral services were held in
the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Sunday
afternoon. At the conclusion of these
services the remains were taken to the new
cemetery for interment. A large congie
gation attended the services at the church.
Much eympathy is expressed for the
parents and other relatives of the young
Most painters kuow that zinc prolongs |
the life of lead; but they do not know how
much, unless they have used Devoe lead
and zinc. For they only mix; and Devoe j
I* ground. I*ad and zinc requires ma*
ffhen He Found Retreat Cut Off By The
MORE FROM GENERAL GATACRE.
Phe Idea to Attack Stormberg Promised
Certain Success. But the Distance Was
Underestimated by Himself and the
Guides?Error of the Latter Not
Intentional?366 of the North
umberlands Are Missing.
London, Dec. 1" ?The War Office pub*
islies the following dispatch from General
"Dispatch from General White, dated
)eceniber 11, Fays :
"Last night Colonel Metealfe and 500 of
he Second I title Brigade sortied to capture
Boer Howitzer on a hill. They reached
he crest without being discovered, drove
ifl the enemy and then destroyed the
iowitzer with gun cotton.
"When returning Metcalfe found his re
irement haired by the Boers, but he
orced bis way through, using the bayonet
reely. The Boer losses were considerable,
'he British losses were the following :
lieutenant Fergueen and 11 men killed;
hree officers and 41 men wounded; six
QKN. GATACRE RS PORTS FURTHER,
London, Dec. 12.?The War Ofiice has
eceived the following lrom General Fores
"Cape Town, Monday, December 11.?
Satacre reports as follows :
"The idea to attack Stormberg seemed
o promise certain success, but the dis
ance was underestimated by myself and
he local guides. A policeman took us
ound some miles, and consequently we
fete marching from 0:30 a. in. till 4 p. m.
nd were landed in an impossible position,
do not consider the error intentional.
" 'The Boers commenced firing from the
op of an unscalable hill and wounded a
ood many of our men while in the open
?lain. The Second Northumberlands tried
o turn out the enemy, but failed. T1?;
ievond li in? F?siliere seized a kopje near
nd held on, supported by the mounted
a fun try and Cape police. The gun?, under
effreys, could not have been better han?
ted. But I regret to say that' one gun
.?as overturned in a deep nullah and
nother sank in quicksand. Neither could
'c extricated in the time available.
'?Seeing the situation, I sent a dispatch
idcr to Molteno ?villi the news. I collect
d and withdrew our forces from ridge to
idge for about nine miles.
"The Boer mine were remarkably well
fcrved. They carried accurately 5,000
"I am holding Bushman's Huek and
ypergat. Am sending the Irish Rifles
nd Northumberlands to Bterksstroom, to
ecuperate. The wounded proceed to
"The missing Northumberlands number
00, not ?OXi, as previously reported."
LOGAN STORY DENIED
ioppitz Says He Never Said the Major's
Own Men Shot Him.
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 11.?The story
purporting to have come from here that
ilajor John A. l.ogan, Jr., was shot by his
iwn men in battle, created surprise among
The purser of the transport Sheridan
hat carried the Thirty-third to Manila, is
lot George H. Koppitz, as reported. Kop
>itz is the commissary clerk under Quar
ermaster Captain Coulling. He denies all
knowledge of the story and says that the
ise of Lie name was entirely unauthorized.
"As far as I know," he said, "there is
tothing in it."
family DISCREDIT THE STORY.
Young-town, O., Dee. 11.?Family and
datives of .Major Logan discredit the
I lory sent out from San Francisco that be
vas shot by his own men in battle to re
Ires6 a fancied grievance.
Mrs. Logan and her mother, Mrs. C. V.
Andrews, will leave next Wednesday for
Joronado, Cal., where they will await the
body of Major Logan.
The revival meetings which were com?
menced in the Baptist church on the 4th
inst. have been continued up to the pres?
ent time, but will close with tomorrow's
11 o'clock service. Dr. P. T. Hale, of
Boanoke, Va., who has Leen conducting
the meetings has proved a very attractive
und successful preacher. Each morning
and night the church building has been
crowded or filled with a deeply interested
congregation, and a number of persons,,
of both sexes, have professed conversion.
On Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock a
special service was held for the children
and young persons of the town, and ali the
schools were dismissed to attend the meet?
ing?the pupils of the High School and
also of the College, attended in a body.
Dr. Hale will preach tonight and tomor?
row at 11 o'clock in the morning, and the
meeting will then be closed.
Tomorrow nicht Dr. Hale will deliver a
lecture in the Baptist church, in which he
will tell of what he saw on a recent visit to
tiie Holy Land. From the number of
tickets that have been sold, we have no
doubt the church will be crowded, and
that the lecture will be a very interesting
All persons are hereby warned not to
trespass upon my lands, near Baptist Val?
ley post office, in Tazewell county, Va., by
riding over said lands, throwing down
fences, or otherwise. I will enforce the
law against any person who violates this
notice. Jamks Bandy.
Dec. 7th, 4w.
WELL, VA., THURSI
The December Urin of the circuit
court .of Tazewell county is not yet ended,
though tlie jury was discharged several
On last Saturday the case of Hylton va
Norfolk and Western Railroad was finally
determined by the jury bringing in a ver?
dict for the defendant company. The
case had been tried three times before, and
three times there had been a hung jury.
Miss Rosa Ilyltcn, the plaintiff, had sued
the defendant compauy for live thousand
dollars damages, for an alleged injury re?
ceived on one of its trains at Pocabontas.
At this last trial the counsel for the Nor?
folk & Western asked that a physical ex?
amination of the plaintilf be made by four
physicians, and selected Drs. Gillespie,
Crockett, Gilde:sleeve and Pierce. The
court granted the motion, the plaintiff
submitted to the examination, and it was
upon the testimony of these physician
that the defendant won the case.
On Tuesday argument was commenced
before Judjje Jackson on the habeas cor?
pus proceeding of Campbell, vs Rull, in
which case lie had granted a writ of error
to the judgment of the county court. The
argument was concluded yesterday morn?
ing, and the circuit court affirmed the
judgment of the county court. We under?
stand the plaintiff, Mrs. Campbell, will
take the case to the Supreme Court of
Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas, it has pleased our Heavenly
Father, in ilis wisdom and goodness, to
call from earth, our esteemed friend and
sister, Mrs. Howard Edgar Hurt, a mem?
ber of the Woman's Foreign Missionary
Society of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, of Tazewell, Va., and
Whereas, we, as His servants, recog?
nizing the truth of His words, "He doeth
all things well," do bow in humble sub?
mission to his sovereign will : be it there?
Resolved 1st. That in this dispensation
of Providence, the society has lost one of
its most faithful helpers, one always ready
and anxious to do the Master's will.
Resolved 2nd. That we are thankful for
her beautiful life?one of consistent Chris?
tian courage anil consecration, which will
ever be an inspiration to us, as it teaches
us the power and influence of one whose
life was "hid with Christ in God."
Resolved 3rd. That we extend to the
bereaved husband, children, mother, and
other relatives, our heart-felt and tender
est sympathy in this dark hour, and com?
mend them to the loving care and unfail?
ing support of our Heavenly Father.
Resolved 4th. That a copy of these
resolutions be spread upon our minutes,
and one each be furnished the ".Midland
Methodist," "Tazkwki.i. republican,"
and "Clinch Valley News," for publica?
Mrs. Gko. Bi
Mas. G. W. DoAK, i-Co.m
bo. Boston, )
i. W. doak, [l
Clinch Valley Commander}', No. 20,
Knights Templar, has never recorded a
sadder deatli than that of the wife of our
esteemed Frater, Sir Knight, James F.
Hurt, which occurred at his home in
Tazewell about 4 p. m., on Dec.3rd, 1S?9.
Therefore be it Resolved :
1st. That we extend to our brother the
heart-felt sympathy of this Command
ery in this tiie darkest and saddest hour
of his life.
2nd. That our tenderest solicitude goeB
out in behalf of the four little girls who
have been deprived of a fond mother's
life and love.
3rd. We offer our condolence to the
aged mother of the deceased who has
been bereft of her only child.
May their grief touch the divine heart
of Him who wept at the tomb, with Mary
and Maitha; and who said: "lam the
resurection and the life." Ami may
they look up through their tears from the
mortality of the body, to the sublime
teaching of the Immortality of the soul tor
light in this hour of darkness.
W. G. Young,
J. T. COOLXY,
J. N. Harman.
Bluegraas Lodge, I. 0. 0. F. No. 142,
Tazewell, Va., Dec. 12th 1699, in meeting
Be it resolved, 1st, That we extend to
our dear brother, James F. Hurt, the
heartfelt sympathy of this Order -in the
recent distress with which his home lias
been afllirted, in the decease of his be?
loved wife, about 4 p. m. on December
3rd, lS?'J, at the age of thirty veins.
2nd. That our deepest sympathy is ex?
tended to the four little girls who have
been deprived of a fond mot her's life and
3rd. That we also extend our sympathy
and sorrow to the aged mother of tiie de?
ceased, who has been bereft of her onlv
4th. Be it further resolved, that these
resolutions be spread at large upon our
records; Hint a true copy be forwarded our
brother, and that it copy be furnished the
Tazewell Republican and Clinch Valley
News for publication.
W. B. F. White, ]
A. S. HlGGINBOTHAM, j- Com.
W. H. Albsbson. J
Resolutions of Respect.
Bluegrass Lodge, I. 0. 0. F. No. 142,
Tazewell, Va., Dec. 12th, 1899.
In Meeting Assembled :
Be it Resolved :
1st. That we extend to our dear broth?
er James B. Peirce, our deepest sympathy
in the recent affliction which visited bis
household, in the death of bis little infant
eon George William, at Ridgeway, S. C,
on the 14th day of October, 1899, at the
age of twenty months.
2nd. That we offer our condolence to
his wife and young mother, who has been
bei eft of her only child, in this the darkest
hour of her life.
3rd. Be it further resolved that these
resolutions be spread upon our records,
that a true copy be forwarded our brother,
ami that a copy be furnished the Taze?
well RKruBucAN and Clinch Valley
News for publication.
May they look up through their tears
fro n the mortality of the body to the sub
lime teaching of the immortality of the
soul, for light in this hour of darkness.
W. B. F. White, )
A. S. Hioginuotiia.m, [Com.
W. H. Aldkbson, j
My son has been troubled for years with
chronic diarrhoea, Sometime ago I per?
suaded him to take some of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
After using two bottles of the 25-cent size
he was cured. I give this testimonial,
hoping some one similarly afflicted may
read it and be benefited.?Thomas C.
Boweb, Glencoe, 0. For sale by?John
)AY, DECEMBER h
WHAT HAS RECENTLY TRANSPIRED
IN THE COUNTIES OF THIS
The old Radford Furnace in Pnlaeki
county, which has been idle for about six?
teen years, is to be put in blast shortly.
Its daiiy capacity is twentv-five tons, but
the capacity will be increased to fifty tons
Two Pulaski attorneys, J. C. Wysor and
R. L. Jordan, got into a dispute white
trying an attachment case in the county
court at Pulaski last Friday, which termin?
ated in a fist and skull fight in court,
fudge Ixmgley lined them $5.00 each.
Mr. James C. Haynes, treasurer of
Montgomery county, Va., died Thursday
ifternoou of last week. The cause of his
death was concussion of the brain, pro?
duced by a fall from his buggy. He was
found a few miles from his home in an un?
conscious condition. Mr. Haynes was till?
ing his fourth term as treasurer.
At 2 o'clock on the morning of the Oth
inst. the huge storehouse of Buchanan,
Ryburn & Co., at Ellendale, Smyth coun?
ty, Va., was destroyed by fire. The store
?ras the largest and most complete in Rich
Valley. The stock was valued at seven
thousand dollars, with an insurance of
twenty-five hundred dollars. The post
afhee was in the building and all the mail
md stamps were burned.
Mr. W. P. Francis and family, of Ma
lion, Va., left on Sunday night for Nor
folk, Va., where they will take up their
residence. Mr. Francis has lived all his
life at Marion, was many years postmaster
it that place and was a leading member
>f the Masonic fraternity. A number of
"riends accompanied bun and his family
x> the station to see them oil', and express
regret at their departure.
On last Friday, at a regular convocation
)f Lynn Commander}', No. 9, lv. T., held
n its asylum at Marion, Va.. the orders of
Knighthood were conferred on four candi
dates. They were Messrs. Gaylord E
jroodell and William Everett Francis, of
Marion, and Messrs. J unes Kent Bell and
E lwin Carpenter Carter, of Pulaski. The
tccasion was one of the most pleasant in
he history of Lynn Commander}', which
s celebrated for its good work and good
The trial of the case of the Common
fealtb vs. H. G. Wadley is now in pro
frees in the county court of VVythe county,
t'he charge against Wadley is. that he em
lezzled (196,000 of the assets of the
rYythevilie Banking and Insurance Coin
>any, of which he was president. Tbe in
lictment contains forty-three counts and
overs thirty-eight type written paces. Since
he indictment was made, Wythe county
las had three Commonwealth's Attorneys.
Tie accused is defended by Messrs. John
/. Blair and J. C. Wysor, w hile the Com?
monwealth is represented by H. M.
j GIFT SENSE J
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we have just received a big line ^
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y1 where you bought it and what
f was the price. When you say ?
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f only $G.50, he will not be eur- 9
f prised except at the good value y
f we are ollering in new storm y"
y1 coats at $fi.50. y
y* People who know us know y1
f we sell good clothes, at mighty f
9 little rrrj.ves. Course if you want y"
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? we've got them at $8.50 and y"
9 $10.00 for the finest. Then we f
9 have dress overcoats too. $7.50 y*
? to $12.50 each. ?
! NEW LINE EON MAS, f
Have just received a big
V* line men's Furnishing's for you
* to select some sensible gift for
J gentlemen friends. No prettier
? line ever graced a Tazewell store,
Y than tbe new line of ties, hand- j
J kerchiefs, gloves, suspenders, T
? collars, Bhirts, underwear, night V
* robes, hosiery, etc., etc., for V
? men and boys.
You'll save time aud trouble ?
I in your Christmas-gift purchas- Y
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We want to be helpful to vou in your grocery
purchasing; want you to feel that your best buying
interests center here, that for every dollar you
spend over our counters you will receive a just
The fresh Christmas stock invites you. We
are proud of our purchases, and feel confident they
will meet with your approval.
We have not been studying your wants all
these years for nothing.
Here is a partial
list of our Christ?
mas goods, and we
guarantee them to
nATsa W Qnl
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% In some instan?
ces we know them
to be better. We
have been in busi
ness more than
thirteen years, and
while we do not
make any preten?
tious boast of our
experience in the
grocery business it
is reasonable, and
truthfully so. to
count our long ex?
perience as being
worth much to our
customer?, as well
We adhere strict?
ly to our old mot?
to : viz: "Never
sacrifice quality for
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Leading Grocers, Tazewell, Va,
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J. C. CAL'DII.L, Superintendent.
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Patterns from Drawing or Description, Castings of all
kinds?Plain and Gored?for Engines, Mine and Coke
Ovens, Saw Mills, Contractors, Builders, anything for
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 Land Plows, Hillside Plows, Plow
Repairs, Feed Cutters, Cane Mills, Grist Mills, Grate
Baskets,, Sash Weights, etc.
TELEPHONE 7G. I Works?WEST GRAHAM.
Tine J=3e^t Flour
A. ri<-l fc It <s CheapcMt
Im the Cclehn iU.-i 1
is pure, straight Flour. Why eat impure flour
when you can get the best so cheap?
k/. L. SEXTON, Pres.
J. N. HARM AN, Sec'y and Trcas.
Tazewell Insurance Agency.
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance.
DO OUR FRIENDS AND PATRONS:
FIRST: Is Your Life and Property insured ?
SECOND : Is Your Insurance Placed with US ?
To Both Questions : If not, Why not?
We are prepared to write all kinds of Insurance in the Best and Strongest Com pa?
ries doing business in this Country and can write it at the VERY LOWEST rates at
vhich Good Insurance can be effected in Responsible Companies. We do not claim
;o represent ALL of the Best Companies, neither do we claim to be the Only men
hat write Good Insurance and the only men that know the Insurance Business, but
ve do claim to write as GOOD Insurance as the BEST can write and better than a
peat many who CLAIM to write Good Insurance. We will write you Insurance that
?rill indemnify you in case of a total loss to the full amount of tiie face of the pol
cy. Can any one do better for you than that ? We can issue you Insurance in Com
sanies backed by millions and we have one Company in our oflice that has ist-ned tiie
argest Fire Policy in the history of the Insurance World. The old P1BENIX of Lon?
don established in 1792 has paid over Ont Hundred Millions l*sesaud is?
sued one policy covering Seventeen Millions"1 property, the largest policy on
Before placing your Insurance have a talk with US. We have l>een in ihe Insur?
ance business for 5 years and claim to know what we ate talking about and the value
of Good Insurance.
P. O. Box 36. Office first Door West of Central Hotel. Phone 37.
Look Over; jjjgj
The List Below
And see if there are
not some articles in it
that you need just at
this time :
Layer and Seeded Raisins,
Figs, Cu.-rants and Citron,
Vanilla and Lemon Extracts,
Corn Starch, Gelatine,
Spices of all kinds.
Goods are Fresh.
We have a new lot
of Lemons we can sell
at 7 and 10c. a dozen
?the cheapest ever
offered in this town.
Some people will say
we can't make any
profit on them. That's
nothing t? you so you
get the goods.
it is a close race now between Bryanit-m
and Aguinaldoism as to which shall play
That was a terrible blow the Boers in?
flicted upon i he British at Stormberg, and
will prolong the war.
Carl Schurz is threatening to go on the
stump next year for the Democratic candi?
dates. From such a calamity that party
should pray to be delivered.
The increase in wages of mill operatives
still continues in all sections of the Union,
though the gold standard has been prac?
tically adopted. Prophet Bryan has been
Senator Daniel is again engaged in trying
to rake up that old chestnut claim of
Virginia against the United States Govern?
ment for money expended by the State
during the war of 1812.
The estimated production of cotton in
the Southern States this year is 9,000,000
bales. With the good prices now being
paid for that staple, there ought to be
plenty of money in the South.
What is pronounced a very rigid anti?
trust bill has been introduced in both
Houses of the Virginia Legislature. It is
safe to say that it contains no provision
which will reach the "officeholders trust."
Some of our Democratic contemporaries
speak of President McKinley as a timid
man. Some persons are unable to dis?
tinguish caution from timidity. Democ?
racy is in the habit of doing foolish, reck?
less things, and considers those who do not
follow its example as timid persons.
Senator Mason, of Illinois, is making
himself ridiculous by urging the United
Slates Senate to pass a resolution expressing
sympathy for the Boers in their war with
Great Britain. He is the same gentleman
who has been so ashamed of our Govern?
ment because of its treatment of Aguinaldo.
During the debate on the new currency
bill in the House of Representatives on the
11th inst., Mr. Dolliver, of Iowa, recalled
Mr. Bryan's prophecy that the gold stan?
dard could not be enacted without a uni?
versal fall of prices. He then asked : "Is
there a man in this chamber who will rise
in his place and say that Mr. Bryan knew
what he was talking about." Not a Demo?
crat rose, Mr. Dolliver paused, reiterated
bis question, and then said : "It is then
confessed that in a question which goes to
the hesrt of the controversy, Mr. Bryan
Mr. Roberts, the director of the mint, in
his annual report to Congress, states that
the mints and assay offices operated upon
more bullion in the aggregate, and a great?
er coinage was executed during the fiscal
year than in any previous year. The coin?
age of gold was the greatest in our history,
amounting to $108,177,180. He also re*
ports that the stock of gold bullion is ac?
cumulating, and that the pressure for sub?
sidiary coinage cannot be reduced. The
stock of silver bullion for subsidiary coin?
age, he says, has been exhausted. He
calls for legislative authority for new coin*
'age of subsidiary coins.