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THURSDAY. OCTOBER 17. 1912
A BAD RECORO.
The r?cord of General Ayera, derao
cratic C'tnJida'?? for Cor.gt. aj from this
Katrict, . r of the late
enaetitnti reale? (frightfully
_b ?d nan that of
Hi .. - . . 11 ?? ? eratk ? andi*
d?te 0? :?? ? . ? ara ago.
Mai u . ?.... .... t; s
2n;i o? S ? 2, Geaeral Ayers
aaid that the den re ???'through?
out h -. i ? ?dfaatly re
Bseteel all ana aebmeot upuu the rights
of the people." He "urther declared
that: "True to it.-? hi tory and tradi
ttoae, ths democatic party has been
firs: to respond to the voice of the p??o
p'e a?'d heed their rlemandi for greater
. i : their g vernment."
Sorely, h?_- ?? | of cr rc
ferring to bis mat record as a democrat,
or nae of Lis party in Virginia, when he
made these fabulous nee it irme The
record of the Virginia den ?cracy, and
of Gem . ?' Ayera r? one of its leaders,
v?'ry plainly r ifutea I.;? claims. The
r. ord he ax>d his party made in the
making of the n-*w cou-tiiuiion stamps
h ? &8rert:ons as baldly untrue. The
first vii'o caet by General Ayers in the
Dvention w.s a denial
of the troth "thai all power is vested
?n. urde lerived from the
people, Ibi t magistratas a?e their trus?
tees and B?rvanta, and ?.t all tin.^.
aesenabl' to them." This is what th?
Bill of i: . fot General Ay? ra
and hie democratic a.-s.-ciites in the
r sM**rijiiiTi*''r' " :,t? a few he*4K*rable ex?
ceptions?v?ted f?riinst taking an oah,
and refoaed to do ao : - vthey pro
Mettled to make a constitution for the
people " V irginia, whoso servants they
wer. .?,. et end
every m: ."id ro? the c.'nv? ntion should
have t.?k n is as foil >W?:
"1 Rofoa A. Ay? rs, o?. solemnly
awear that I ?rill rapport Hnd mail -
tuin tl ' ' tion ard laws of
. Statee, and eh- ?.jnsti
tuti. ?i and laws o' ?.??- Stete of Vir?
gin:? ?that d accept
the c: .i and political '?ju-.lity of all
""* men before the i?w, aid that I will
faithfully ijcriurm the duty of u
delega';.' iu this convention to tbo
best of my ability."
The Constitution of Virginia provided
that: "A! perrons, before entering
opon the d?charge of any function as
officers of this State, must take and
' suoscrii e th?- following oath or affirma?
tion.'' That is, the oath above quote!.
The rcfu.-al of Genera! Ayera and the
democratic members of the convention
to take an oath to do their work as the
bervants of the people, in conformity
with existir?: constitutional and statute
law, was based upon the unwarrantable
as-um; ::o.: that the people of Virginia
had voluntarily divested themselves of
all sovereign power; a'.d had invested
the on-- hundred members of the con
vention with the sovereignty that had
passed from the people. Ex-Governor
Wm. L Cameron, the m'.st fanciful,
?fitf, therefore, the most popular speak?
er in favor of the violation of law and
"Having asserted that we are
sovereign, sovereign in the sense
that the people have pa?sed to ua
all sovereignty, ? ? ? ] desire
to read four apoth?me. ? ? ? n0
oath is required of any sovereign on
earth. There is no one to whom a
sovereign is responsible or can take
an oath. The idea of an oath im?
plies the esdeteMi pf a superior.
We are the people, for th? purposes
net forti'. of framing the Constitu?
tion. To whom, then, Rhall we
swear fidelity except to ourselves?"
Upen each speciou?, fencifal reason?
ing us M .-. Genera! A>e re a d his dem?
ocratic' . oeiatee, who ci^ired to vio?
late th .-.^precie Irw cf the land?the ?
?Consti ... ,i f the Vr'r- d S-stea?and
r to infr... ' :hc constitutional and statute
law of Virginia without subjecting
tbemae?' s to a charge ol pel jury, voted
thamat I v. s (sovereign?, VJogs, masters, '
Itom Rognl Orapst.^sni (rfTsitar
; superiors, rather than the servants of
j the people. And then and there Gener
i al Avers and his democratic associates
determined that they would usurp sov
! ereignty, make a partisan, dishonest in
I strument and proclaim it to be the or
| ganic law of Virginia. They stood bold
I ly to another assertion made by Colonel
j Cameron in his speech, to-wit:
"Has any power on earth, prece?
dent or present, the power to de?
clare how we shall use that portion
of sovereignty of Virginia which
has passed to us?"
Was not thiti a violent encroachmen
upon the rights of the people? Yea
was it not a criminal usurpation of th.
rights of sovereign people of Virginia
There is another question or atribut.
of American citizenship, upon whicl
General Ayers and his party in Virgini
have a rc*cord ;hst is not in accord wit
his present claim that the democrati
party, "throughout all its history ha
steadfastly resisted all ?ncroachmen
upon the rights of the pen pie. We rt
fer to the s:.ff'age qui'Slb-n.
At an i arly period of the first icario
of th?> coostituti >nal convenu >n, G -net
al Ayers mac'e a lengthy speech upc
hereporl of the Committee on Pn
amble ar-d Bill of Righ's, and an am.-ne
in-. t . ffered by Mr. Wyaor, <>f PuUsk
Concluding paragraph of ?th pr
ambie That amendment as off red I
\lr W ? r era ? as foil w :
"We, therefore, th? ir ?1 -W gates
. .-ted aid in c. t.ven'icn as?; m
11.-.I, do pivpew to the good people
of Virgi'i ? ;!>?. following revised
and amendud consti'ution as the
form of government for this Com?
The chief aim of General Aye;s in I
very lengthy rea.arks, apparently, w
to d? feat the amendment offered
Mr. Wysor. This am. : dment was i
rected to submitting th. new cotstii
tion to the pnople. General Ayer? h?
ing already voted himaelf and his den
cratic aesccinte members as superb
and masters; and having usurped :
sovereignty which rests ever and
ways with the people, they beii.g t
source of all power, indicated his pi
pose to vote for the proclamation of I
constitution. He afterwards so voti
and defiantly violated his pledge a
candidate, the pledge made by his pai
for submission, and the mandate of i
Act of the General Assembly which i
thorized his election-as a member of :
convention. Was this not a violent
croachment upon the rights of the p
r>le; and a violation of the fundamen
principles underlying the making of
In this same speech General Ay
gave expression to very conserv?t
views on the suffrage and registrat
questions. We quote from that spe<
n t he of the s?me political party
as the othar two. wl.ith council
should not meet i? th? .iiitrict, but
; meet at th? count? scat, and ?11
j acting together opanl.? should deter?
mine upou th a applicants for regis
' tration who mot thia provision.
"I think the r -auli of the action
' of that board Would be w "tifra':
I chise. to regi-v.r. practically ?lithe
whit.' men It) this State. I think
? the action of that board w?,u!d be
I to r.'gistor a cor.si lerabU portion,
i'U'. nothing like a majority, of the
' colored men entitled to vo'u in this
j Clearly it was then lh<* opinion o:
i Genertl Ayers that the declaration il
the Bill of Rights, "that all men, hav
, in? sufficient evi.ience o" permanen
I common interest with, ar.d attachmen
! to the community, have the right o
! suffrage. " is sound democratic an
sound republican doctrine. Though h
had but recently, by his vote, declare
i himself sovereign and the people hi
; servants, he had not yet reached th
? ailvanced position of usurpation whic
he and his associates later a'.taine?
when they degraded the right of su
frage into a cheap privilege. Gener
Ayers now speaks of auff rage as a prii
! liege and not as a right
The views expressed bj General Aye
j i.i bis speech on th?? Bill of Ri?h
c i low s that he had at that timu some r
spect for tha rights of the people as
the ohciivu fra?.chise and rjgiatra'.io
But Litttr he voted for the iniquit?
legis.ia ion a*;d election luws He vot
f?.-r the pi ?payment of the poll tix as
qualification for voting. H* vnti-d 1
a property and for an educntiouil qu;
llication. He voted for th? "und?
? '.Sliding claaee," which the lion Hen
C. S:uart declared was to be so adn.
i istered as to discriminate hi favor
the whiio man ai.d against the neg
He ?meted for the appointment of pai
san board* of registration in each c
aid county in the State, and helped
turn them loose without requiring th
to take an oath This w.is done to
able the registration boards to admit
ter the dishonest law unfairly. He
?ected and appointed the registrat
boards for the two counties he rep
sented in the convention?Wise i
Dickenson. The boards of Wise i
Dickenson were composed solidly
partisan democrats. Not one of tl
was from a different party, which
General had previously said should b?
| General Ayers voted for the provii
in the constitution that gives the pee
one man for registrar at each precii
and he to be the most ultra demo?
that can be found at that preci
These registrars have been invei
with such arbitrary power, so dest;
tive to the electorate, that even
Roanoke Times has raised its voie
favor of reforming the registra
"As it is, Mr. Chairman, in a per?
fectly constitutional manner, not in
violation of the Constitution of the
United States, not denying to any
man the elective franchise on ac?
count of race, color or previous con?
dition of servitude, I am in favor of
restricting the negro vote.
"I would, Mr. Chairman, grant to
all persons of fair character, who
understand the duties and obliga?
tions of citizenship under a republi?
can form of government the ri/ht
to vote. I woold not create any re?
quirement in the form of a prepay?
ment of capitation tax, a property
qualification, or educational qualifi?
cation, but I would provide that a
council be elected, in the first inst?
ance by this convention, to consist
of three members from each magis?
terial district in each county in the
State, one of whom at least ahould
The result of these unfair partisan
registration an 1 election laws is a great
curtailment of the electorate of the
State. So many difficulties have to be
met and so many obstacles overcome in
journeying to the ballot box, that more
than half the white men of voting age
are nov deprived of the right to vote,
and more than nine-tenths of the color?
ed men of voting age cannot register
sr.d qualify thf-mselvea to vote.
Is not this a violent encroachment op?
on the suffrage rights of the people of
Virginia? Have not General Ayers and
'he democrats deprived a large major?
ity of the people of Virginia of all right
or opportunity to participate in their
DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE
Ib Tazewell County For Tri Year 1911 ? Except Lands aid Lots Hiritefore Soli Si The
Icirmer.wealth and Not Redeemed, tee.* See Notice ot Sill at Eil ?f List.
JEFFERSON VILLE DISTRICT.
N me <>f H?T?i'n Q tai t'y Land Local Description
%sb r.-y, !t!sry 14 e:crea head Dryfork
Kro.-ks ?'m M I7| ? north Stony Ridge
?? HatNdaOeet 60 "
IV?ni?' 2IJ '? head Horsepen
I'..'1-r.'tt. J t: lot E Tazewell
Bowling Mnry C Ct? acres Mud Fork
E ??in?? ?! . K.. S &L Te.hurch 121? " Poor Valley
?? Joseph 2'J " eoutb Stony Ridge
1'. wlvr. J R 14 " north
I Graham. Julie A 3 ? Cavatts Creek
? H'lrri-r-.n. Geo T., A end L H'2 " Dry Fork
Vloak, Lund Rebecca 31) " left fork Dix creek
I Mitchell. Molhe 16 t> 2 E Tazewell
I I'ruet t. John ?at 16 " Rays Fork
P vry. Ang*Un? 53 " Clinch river
k.r. E and chUdnvn 30 L?ncoln<hira branch
i K ... El A 64i ' Stony Ridjre
) Shrader, (l*o F 66 " aouth Stony Rieige
Sprr.ec. Jit S h ?i?d lot Cavatta Creek
! laiewell E L & P Co ?ill & 2 6 10 ?cre? Maxwell
Kevin, AReit 28 aerea ?ur'?c?i Crockett's Cove
B? icier, Charlotte 50.77" Horsepen
B >wlin?. Sa;?e
Cr?gar. J Lswrence
Edwards. D C
Moore. S Virginia
Smith, Simon est
ILlly. J O
Thompson? G A
Itane, CbaritM A
Belcher. 1 G est
Broci s. Sibie
B ?ling, s .v
Buckland, W J
Carter, D h
Cox, A G est
Deris, C F
Fisher. W P
Gilleapie, W H
Harrean. Sallie A
" J A C
Higgirdiutham, R C
Hill, J T
" Maggie A
Host. n. Mariah
Jameson, W A
h and lot
lot R R ave Bec 13
lot R R ave
h and lot south M st
3i acres Stony Ridge
14 " Dry Fork
h and 2 lots near C H
h and lot R R ave
h and lot near C II
h anj I >t 6 S.c 18
h i.td lot northwest C H
h and lot R R eve, bal
CLEAR FORK DISTRICT.
3i> > re?
6 sec 19
li Lei et: Clear Fo*'k
tot W Grabs m
5 k c 14 Curran branch
i acre Fall? Mills
EIO ucrss Mud Fork
96 ' Stony Ridge
5 " near Pocahontas
2 " Clear Fork, bal
3 lots Curran branch
2? seres W Valley
6 sec 4 & 6 s;*c 3 \\ Graham
30 seres head Clinch
h nid lot Blut stone
40 acres Clear Fork
lot Curran branch
24.24 ?eres Mud Fork
22 ree 9 Coal I.ranch
22 MC 1
L".nib< rt. Henry
Li z, M O
Linkous, B M
Mathena. K H
M-rrill, Lou J
McDowell. R T
Janiei and Henry
Neel, Salue E
" L L and T S
Nash, Go and J F
Shield?. Julia E
blade, W P
" G W
Simpson, W A
Short, T H
Swanson. T G
Tabor. J B
" Elizabeth J
Tilln.an, J S
Walker, W H
Woody, C K
160 s.c S
2 a ens
2 lots sec 8 and 9
7 acr. s
28 55 acres
East river mountain
northeast Rich mountain
lot Laurel creek
1 acre Clear Fork
5J " W Grrtham
int lot 6, 19
1 ar.d 2 sec 12 Coal branch
trsct burkes Gardea
1*J4 sec 8 ?4 143 sec 9
lot 1 sec 2
7 sec 7 E Graham
18 acres and tract W Valley
? acre Boissevain
8? " W Valley
18 sec 1 Boissevain
9 sec 1 e '
18, 19, 20 sec 16 W Graham
40 acres Valley ridge
i at 26 sere? Springville
l? " Coal branch
9 sec 7 "
Williams, Stella and Bettie 14J acres Bluestone
Whitakei. M T 11, 12. 13, 14 sec 12 Boissevain
17 acres Laurel creek
Wall, Ella B
Wsgner, Harvey eat
White, G P
Withers. J H
George, T E est
Bailey, W G
' W D
Lambert, Geo W
" G W
S acre surface
12i acre surface
104 Acre surface
?-?.y,.A.lice a n r, h and lot E Church at , 9,
*a88?J.l*andH'rryGroa8 h ?nd lot Center at ?A*
" B^tha h and lot near depot K
.. .. residence k ?v
faand lot Church at ,2^
v t h and lot E Church at , ,-a
^Ien'TW h and lot Center at h?
Miller, Joe 1? uer?R 1.09
White. WW hsndlot Echurch8t lg
Wavmck, AH n and lot ?. 2 20
Williams, S W h and lot Churc'h at 2 2?
A nderaon, G L
Arnett, H G
l'.rown, G W
Burresa, M J
Denning, W H
Duypuy, Nannie M
Fufp, E L
Farley, D H
Freeman, -E W
Fry e, I F und C C Smith t of ?. 6, 7, 8,
9 and part 4
Frazier, Wade H 1, 2, 3, 4 aec 4
6 and 7 block A
Fidelity I. A T Co 14 nee 16
2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 see 18
Harden, B B and T E Baker lot
Harman, N G 6 aec 23
Eliza C 5 aec 23 & 11 sec 24
Howard, R P
Jones, H C
Johnson, J C
1, 2, 3 R L G plat
S, 4 and i of 1<?
10 and 11 aec 5
2 lots adjoining E H Harman
lot Beaver Creek
h and I 14 aec 14
13 aec 3
4 and 5 aee 22
3 aec 18
lot aec 18
8 sec 19
8 ano 9 aec 39
h and 111 aec 27
? of 4 and 5 aec 15
6 aec 22 A 6 aec 27
Johnson. G M
Kit's. G K
Lucas. C-rri ? I,
" J K
i Lane. A *'
Linar? i. M n
'. 2. f.
Lind-? -. W A
Mort . Daisv 1'
Port.r. Ritter C
Pat ton. J W
Suthers. I P
Stafford. J W est
Smith, Emma F
CT ?of 5,
Wi?ten, Nannie F
W.'kor. J seph
W-oIwine. C C & J
11 s^c 27
Woodys rd, J E
13 tun* 14
h and i.-' W Gr*?hi?"i
2 b'.K-k ::
lot lligh*an.j to.
h an I 2 l'.'s I iibe-pie rrnp
74 ?cr? s R.-.iile(iC"
i " E Grah-.m
, 6, 7 & pan 3. 4 b 2
h und lot K Graham
4 sec 6
lot Taz ?-.*.? Il ?.vv K st
4 Bec 4
6 and 7 fee 8
h ?nd "i Highland av?.
8 sec 40
h and lot 21 se?* 31
3 3 acres and hoo-e
h and lot
7, 8 & 9sec 11
lot lligi.la' I ave
6. 7, 8 ?fi 9 part of 4
2 acres E Graham
8 and 9 sec 9
lot sec 5
9 s. c 36
2 sec 26 ami
Bown, G W 10 ?feilste
?'mon. R lt
Dicker on, Ben
D lu... Si,i
Fr .e. Susan J
Higginbotiiam, al I.
Hollina, J R
M. 'hem. Belle
15 & 2 houses
lots 6 and 7
172 sec 8
38 5 acres
h and lot
lots 3 and 10
R.iuth Vailey ridge
POCAHONTAS LOTS -COLORED.
I Clark, Margaret
Howard, R P
Morgan. John T
Tngg, Elisabeth and Chas
E R<,*lfe ?t
h and lot Center st
h and lot Church st
Cole. W B
Calhoun, A L
Froe, Susan and Wayne
lot E Moore st
h and Io* near railroad
2 sec 28
MAIDEN SPPING Dl* *=?ICT.
A?bury. J Q
Brjwn, A l
Earnest, J A end wife
Edmond.-, Laura *
Griffitts. J Albert
Harris, J C
Hunt, John W
Hurt, L H ? st
Hurt, Lewis R and als
Hurt. A W
Long, J E
LeComte, Augustus est
McGuire, Dr Joe A
Meytiartf, B W
.h end .ot
85 m '? s
2 of 140 **
1 of 2 lots
I of res Sp add 1 of 12 ??<** 5
32 4 a. res
lots 4 ht .i 5
h and lot and J acres
Pruett, W Joseph 31 "
Rathff. Wm H 48 "
Ringataff, W h and lot
Robinett, C L 17 acres
Robinson, J W lots 1, 2, 3. 4, 5, 6 Sp add
Sparks, James M 2 acres
* J H 67 "
Vina 1 "
Vanhoozier, Ed?v int in 76 acres
Wilson, Esther 1 "
Ma' ne y la! d
Kent s ridge
near J. F. Prater's
N S Valley Knobs
Coal Mountain Mining Co 5 (seres and 4
of lili acres. Mud Lick
(?oal Mo'i-itbin Mining Co 5 acres and i
of 141 acres
I'.rown, Henry and J M
Beavers, Lula ?
Johnson. Win T
Rose, E T eat
rUaith, J??s W
eV'hite. J N
< 'oal Mount?in Mining Co
Taz ??ell-' &ICo
78 J "
sur Bitr Creek
" Mu L-.-u and Rei Root
Ash, Jo!:n M
Baldwin. J H
Cross, V M
Hart, Geo W
1 find 2 f?c 94
27, 28 ai.d 36 s? c 15
32, 33 and 34 ear 15
10, 11. 12 sec 86
part of 39 and 40
7, 8, 9 and 10 nee 8
3 sec 7
11 and 12 sec 42
22 s. c 6
3, 4 and 5 sec 16
26 sec 49
Maggie 17. 18. 19, 20A21 sec55
Jenkins, J B
Quillen, F M and G O
Reynolds, Thos J
Richardson. C L and ala
Williams, Dr Geo J
West, Chas E
86 Bee 39
7 I'-ts Frtrrn.r add
17 sec 4
6 s- c 14
17. 18 sec 84
2 sec 29
20 and 21 sec 49
22 sec 49
The Real Estate set forth in the foregoing list, or so much there, f as
may be necessary to satisfy the taxes, levies, inter, st and coats due therenn,
will he sold at public auction at the front door of the Court House or. tbn
first Monday in January, 1913, 'etween the hours of 10 in the morning e-nd 4
in the afternoon, unless the amounts for which paid Real Estate is delinq ent
together with the interest, costs and charges, shall have been previously ;>aid
to the Treasurer.
H P. BRITTAIN.
Advertisement. Treasurer Tazewell County, Virginia.
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