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Big Stone Gap Post (Newspaper) - February 13, 1907, Big Stone Gap, Virginia Accomac court House a. Saturday june 13, 1s9g. Entered at the Fos Toffice at Mccornac c. A. Va., As second class matter. Contested election cases now engage the attention of the House of representatives and fairness and decency do not seem to bother the majority of the republicans con trolling that body. The Rule now is to declare a Democrat not entitled to Bis seat if a Republican wants it. A report favourable to a Democrat retaining his seat by the elections committee is not Only disregarded but the minority in the House is not even Given a Chance to Lile its views upon the question. Murray a negro from the first South Carolina District was Given the seat of or. Elliott from that state last week for no better reason than that the census returns showed a negro majority in that District. Martin populist from North Carolina was voted a seat saturday to the exclusion of or. Lockhart the regularly elected Democrat from the sixth District from that state without giving to the democrats of the body even the Courtesy of a hearing. Or. Tucker too of Virginia it is said must give up his seat because one Jacob Yost wants it and general Jim Walker the new convert to republicanism thinks it would increase his chances of re election in the ninth District. The elections committee of the House has reported almost unanimously in favor of or. Tucker but that is not expected to count for anything. Re publicans who Are so for the loaves and fishes cannot do without them and the average Republican is usually willing to help them along that line. There was no justification for the unseating of Elliott or lock Hart and none will be needed for putting or. Tucker out of his seat if thereby some advantage is to be obtained either for themselves or their friends. The Victory of the Silve rites at the Staunton convention so far has not led to the dire disaster to the demo cratic party which Many predicted would follow such an event. On the contrary Harmony not Only prevailed at the convention but the action of the convention since seems to have been accepted gracefully and loyally by most of the democrats of the state whatever their views on the currency question. In fact there was nothing left for us to do if believers in the democratic doctrine that the majority should Rule but to fall into line and support now the action of our convention As it will be our duty later to accept the platform of the Chicago convention whatever its action May be on the currency ques tion. We Are for the democratic party first last and All the time. Hon. T. Spicer Curlett of Lancas ter is willing to serve the people of the first District As their representative in Congress and has published a card to that effect. He is out not Only unsolicited by friends but has selected a platform for himself and pulled himself upon it. Hon. T. Spicer wants office has always wanted it and with such a competitor As the Hon. Win. A. Jones is Likely to continue to want it. He would doubtless agree to stand upon tie platforms of All the political Par ties if his political aspirations would be promoted thereby. He Calls him self a Gold Man and with the help of that Metal probably Hopes to win. Hon. T. Spicer though can t get there by the Aid of that or All the others but the thought will be con soling to him perhaps that no other Republican in the District can. Boies and Daniel seem to be the favorite candidates for the Nomina tion at Chicago in the event the Silver forces control the convention. A ticket composed of them it is believed would be supported by All the Silver men of the country and would have a splendid Chance for Success. Vice president Stevenson until of late a prominent candidate is no longer considered As available be cause of his silence on the Silver Issue and senator Teller prominent As he is As a Republican Silver Man could not of course be the nominee of a democratic convention. Boies and Daniel Only seem to be in the race if a Silver platform is adopted at Chicago. The Republican convention meets at St. Louis next tuesday and or. Mckinley seems to be so far ahead of All of his competitors that it looks now As if no other name would be presented to that body. Senator Redfield Proctor of Vermont will probably be chosen As the vice presidential candidate. It will not be so easy however for the republicans to agree upon a platform and it will require All their skill to Frame one which will be satisfactory to the Gold Standard men and free Silver advocates in their party. Their declarations on the Money question will be looked Forward to with in Terest. Maryland heretofore counted Only As favouring the Gold Standard seems to have been swept by a free Silver wave. Contrary to expectation and doubtless to the great disgust of the Baltimore Sun a Strong senti ment was developed in favor of the White Metal at the primaries held in several counties of that state on last saturday. Maryland however can always be counted upon As one of the democratic states in a presidential contest and it is Gratifying to be Able to note that she is getting in line and v. Ill be ready to accept the Silver p a form which i Likely Tobe adopted at Chicago. Staunton convention. Virginia democrats declare in favor of fire Silver and the unit Rule. The Virginia democratic state convention in session at Staunton on thursday 4th inst., by an Over whelming majority adopted a plat form declaring for the free coinage of Silver at the ratio of Ali to 1 and by a vote of two to one instructed the delegates to the National convention at Chicago to vote As a unit for candidates for president and vice president who endorsed the free coinage proposition. A Resolution was passed declaring that the democrats of Virginia would Hail with enthusiastic Delight the nomination of senator Daniel As one of the candidates of the party on the National ticket. Delegates at Large were elected As follows John w. Daniel w. A. Jones Claude a. Swanson and h. S. K. Morrison alternates w. 0. Harda Way Roger Gregory George b. Keezell Frank Hume. The electors at Large Are w. B. Mcllwaine of Dinwiddie and j. W. Marshall of Craig. Peter j. Otey was chosen for National committeeman. One of the features of the Day was the speech of United states senator Martin made during the afternoon while the platform was being waited for. He declared himself for the free coinage of Silver at 10 to i and surprised Many by making a bold assault upon president Cleveland whom he characterized As a party the senator s utterances along this line were received with mingled applause and hisses. Congressman Harry Tucker s de Fence of the principles of sound Money was another feature of the Day. This speech followed that of or. Martin Ami in it or. Tucker indirectly deprecated so severe a criticism of a democratic president in such a place and reminded those present that they helped to elect or. Cleveland. B rho coinage Triumph. Senator Daniel read the majority report of committee on resolutions. The senator was cheered to the Echo As he read the Faith of the Silve rites signed by 2 5 of the 30 committeeman. Hon. B. B. Munford of Richmond handed in a minority report signed by himself de. Echos and judge Watts of Portsmouth declaring against free Silver without International agreement and opposing the unit Rule. Senator Daniel took the Moor opposing the minority report and made an eloquent Silver speech favouring the unit Rule. The senator said that England with her vast Gold mines in India and Africa was yet after More Gold and that was the venezuelan question and the Transvaal trouble. John Bull wants to depress prices in America because we furnish him with wheat beef and wools and this was disclosed by Ballour speech. Senator Daniel reviewed the prophecies of Sherman in 1878, when the ohioan said that a coinage of $50,000,000 of Silver would drive Gold from the country when Presto change wages Rose in two years 12 per cent and Gold allowed this Way. Later it was said repeal the Sherman act and Prosperity will will come. "1 was in favor of replacing re pealed Republican legislation by democratic doctrine said senator Daniel. Have times become better at last the Issue has gotten beyond the politicians and the people have taken it up. The present financial system is organized ruin. This is dress the minority report on resolutions was voted on and lost by a vote of 1,276 to 871. R. C. Marshall a Silver Man opposed the unit Rule in the majority report but even the unit Rule went through by a vote of 1,075 to 542. The plat Koltum. The democratic party of Virginia in convention assembled declare As follows 1. We adhere to the principles of democracy As announced by Jeffer son Madison Monroe and Mason and the patriots of their Day that this is a government of and for the people and we deprecate the growing in fluence of trusts and great combinations of capital As dangerous to the welfare of our people and fraught with disaster to our institutions. 2. We Are opposed to Mckinley ism. Which proposed to tax the poor Man for the Benefit of trusts and capitalists and we favor a Tariff tax for Revenue limited to the necessities of an economically administrated government and adjusted so As to throw its Burden most lightly upon the great producing classes of our Conn try. J. We oppose the Republican party because while professing to protect our Labouring men and mechanics they Are in practice tilling their mines and factories with pauper labor from Europe foreign to our Laws Anil language and inimical to our institutions. We Point to the fact that that party was the author of All the acts of financial legislation which stimulated the panic and brought on hard times to the country and that it has utterly failed to suggest any scheme of Relief. 4. It is the unwritten Law of this Republic established by the custom and usage of 100 years and sanctioned by the example of the greatest and Wisest of those who founded and maintained our government that no Man should be eligible for a third term of the presidential office. 5. We denounce As false and Slan Derous the charges made by the republicans against the democrats of Virginia As to the reason which actuated the general Assembly of the state in submitting to the people the question of holding a constitutional convention. We Point to the Public school system to the settlement of the Public debt and to the Good will that exists amongst All the different races and sections of the common wealth As evidence of the Wisdom of democratic Rule. �. We Are for sound soundest that the world has Ever had or can Money of our Constitution the Money of the people the Money of civilization through the Ages past and destined to be such As we believe for Ages to come. This sound Money should consist of Silver and Gold and of paper redeemable in Silver or Gold at the option of the payer the units of the whole mass to be kept at parity by coinage rights and equal Legal tender Furuc tion the Only method by which the parity of the two metals has been continuously and successfully niacin trained. 7. We hold to the use of both Gold and Silver As the Standard Money of the country and to the coinage of both Gold and Silver without discriminating against either Metal or charge for mintage. The immediate and Complete restoration of thebe Metallis of Money which existed in the United states from 1703 to 1873, is in our opinion demanded by the interests of Commerce manufacturers and agriculture which Are alike suffering from the continuous fall of prices and the consequent embarrassment or bankruptcy of those engaged therein. And in order so to restore it we demand the full and unlimited coinage of both Silver and Gold at tiie ratio of 10 to 1, with out wailing Lor t a assent or con Currence of any other nation it Carnot be that tins great nation the Foremost of the Earth in riches and in Power is unable to form a financial system of us own and while we would Welcome an International agreement that would Settle the vexed question we Are unwilling to defer action or make the interest of our own people dependent upon the course of others. We warn our countrymen that until Silver be upheld As Money of redemption and sustained at parity with Gold by equal privileges at the mint and by equal Legal tender functions a further contraction of the currency and the further accumulation of Public indebtedness will be inevitable. We have four dollars less per capita in circulation now than we had in november 1803, when the Sherman Law was repealed and in the present strained condition of our resources the deficits of Revenue and the fall of prices each further Eon traction of Money and accumulation of debt would paralyse business lower wages and bring upon the country widespread panic and ruin. We hereby instruct All of the Dele Gates from Virginia to the National convention at Chicago to vote for the platform declaring for the free and unlimited coinage of Silver at the ratio of 1 1 to 1, and for candidates Lor president and vice president who openly advocate that vote of the a tit Rule. The void on the unit Rule in the convention was considered the most important cast and showed the de termination of the majority to have their wishes carried out. In the first District the vote was As follow for the unit ride Ace. Mac 28 Caroline. 7 Essex Lancaster 10 Mathews 0 Middlesex. 7 Northampton 10 Northumberland 1weminoreland, 7 Spotsel Rauhi 8 Rich mond 8 Fredericksburg 7 against acc Piuac 7 Garo Iino 5 Gloucester a King and que a 7. Jeor Sla for s v. Alai t i iiune7.--returns from the counts primaries Aud mass Meel i a lie. Throughout Georgia yes turd. Y r the selection of delegates to the Demou tic state convention Nike St certain that the majority chosen Are Lor free Silver. I Theel Evektb District represented by congressman purer Gold Standard men carried the Day. In the second District it is probable that Byron b. Bowers sound Money candidate for Congress has been nominated to succeed representative Russell. A hot Light has been waged in the fifth District in which Atlanta is situated Between congressman Livingston and Charles i. Riannan. Livingston s renomination seems cer Tain. In the eighth District congressman Lawson Gold Standard appears from incomplete estimates received so far to have held his seat against w. At. Howard free Silver opponent. The majority of counties which acted on the senatorial question w us for Charles f. Crisp for senator to succeed 0 u. John. B. Gordon. To spin in t . Houston. Texas june 8.the state democratic primaries went almost solidly Lor lice coinage and the present state government was endorsed for re election with Only one . Land commis running far he Hind. Gol Standard men participated of piste generally and the threatened split amounts to nothing. A prominent Western newspaper recommends lax see d Tea As an excellent remedy for whooping cough. It May be Good but it is not to be compared with Chamberlain s cough remedy. This preparation will allay the violent fits of coughing and make them less frequent and less severe. It also Lique lit a the Tough mucus making if easier to expect rate. Complete recovery is much quicker too when this remedy is Given. There is no danger in giving it to Small children As it is a pleasant syrup j and contains nothing injurious. Fur Sale at 35 and 00 cents per bottle by Black Stone a Bell acc Piuac and w. H. Parr Onancock. for 1807, House and lot in Onancock occupied by or. Thos. W. Taylor. H. T. White Broomtown a. For delivered at Ken Dall Grove station Box tree Landing on Seaside or my Landing on Bayside at two dollars �2 per barrel. Robin son Nottingham Eastville a. positive cure for rheumatism. Anyone suffering from rheumatism can be cured by writing and a riving t null particulars of their suffering with the dreadful . Address All letters to the Millsboro drug co., Box 42, Millsboro Del. at feet the undersigned administrators of Emory ,, late member of the firm of Lank Ford & Chase Bearsville a. Offer for Sale the entire Stock of merchandise of said firm at Cost and for Cash Only. The Stock is such As usual kept in a country store. All persons indebted to said firm by accounts on its books Are requested to pay same on or before the 10th Day of August 1800. James f. Lankford Teackle r. Chase administrators. To the Farmers and truckers of the. Eastern Shore. The undersigned respectfully solicits your patronage and Trade this season More than Ever be fore owing to our recent heavy loss by fire at Parksley and the additional loss of being insured in a worthless company. Help now will enable us to tide Over our losses and get on our feet again. For past patronage and your sympathy words cannot express our Heartfelt thanks and we will Endeavor to deserve you favors in the future. All orders filled on shortest notice. Respectfully a. F. Hears agent manager of the Mears factories. Farm of 200 acres for Sale for $2,500. This farm is situated at Jen Kins Bridge va., within 2 Miles of Oak Hall and Bloom town stations known As the Richard Fletcher the land is High and of a Sandy soil and could be made a Good truck Large Thicket and plenty of Wood Mould thereon also a Good pasture of Marsh for Stock. Two 2 tenement houses which rent out for fifty five Dol Lars per annul. Dwelling wit five rooms and in Good condition. Apply to Sallie 1. Fletcher Bloxom a. Or t. E. Fletcher Jenkins Bridge a. The undersigned will sell at Public auction to the highest bidder on the premises on saturday the 4th Day of july is96, at 2 o clock p. M., Tho above farm i not sold at private Sale before that Day. Terms made known on Day of Sal s. T. E. Fletcher agent. Henry p. Beyer. L. F. Whitaker. Beyer w Hitaker & co., on ssi 7i merchants up Caiti and Irish potatoes onion big poultry a. No. 223 Row Leys wharf . I Kokk my. Stiim Reg letters b. W. Quick sales and prompt returns. . I. R. Rochester & co successors to Winchester & Hunt fruit and produce commission Ater Cluj inns Southern produce a specially. 126-138 commercial and \ unton61 -63 Richmond streets prompt attention Toa consignments stencils and shipping instructions furnished on application refi i nce fourth Nat. Hank Boston g. J. Spady gen. At for Virginia and North Carolina. C. Up to $ j.25. Men s suits from $2.50 up. Men s Straw hats from 8c. Up. Ladies Fine shoes from Boc. Up. Children s Fine shoes from 25c. Up. Cali Coes from 3jc. Up. Ladies misses and children s fast Black Hose 5c. A Fine line of dress goods. From the Northern cities. This is not a circumstance our whole Stock which also consists of drugs hardware tobacco and , Wood and Willow Are confection eries shoes hats harness notions dry goods ready made cloth-1 ing groceries Mil feed Hay Furni Ture and stoves stationery a in fact everything usually kept in a country store at prices correspond ing with those above mentioned. Give us a Call. Walter j. Hall & son Belinda a. Ladies fiend this 1 have just returned from the City with a Fine selection of Beautiful . You Are sure to be pleased. Don t fail to cull. Very respectfully mrs w. P. Gresham Belinda a. Pivola jewelled Ori y do Niico any part made new to order that your watch May re quire. John , jeweler North St. Inane Ocic ii Somerset 308 n. Eutaw Street Baltimore my. Mrs. Lillian m. Nelson prop. Permanent transient and table Board $1 per Day and up wards. Special rates by the week or month. 0. S. Slocomb @ Bros., Onancock ya., if you will read this and. And come to our store we will show you goods just As they Are advertised. Calico 44 cents a Yard scotch lawns 41 cents Percale 9 cents All Wool silk Stripe Challies 19 cents Black and Blue mohair 20 cents silk 19, 25, 35, 50, 70, 95 cts. And $1.25 a Yard and if you want a Nice Necktie for lady or gentleman you will find us head quarters and we can save you Money on dress goods and trimmings we Don t want the Eart h for one dress pattern. And if you want and the Worth of your Money come and see us we guarantee our shoes to give satisfaction and if we Havn t anything in Stock Tofit you we will take your measure and have them made to fit you for ladies or gentlemen As Fine As you want. We have less com plaint with shoes that we sell than any firm on the make a specially of shoes we Are agents for Wanamaker & Brown in ready made and made to measure c & 0 t h to. A we can furnish you an All Wool suit from $0.50 up. They do not make up shoddy goods. If you want a White Duck coat Vest or pants we furnish them at reasonable prices and we can furnish you with Many other things too numerous to mention in this and. And if you will come and see us we will Endeavor to please you. C. S. Slocomb & Bros. Diff fire fint not the kind that Burns but the kind that hurts every Man in the clothing business and helps you to buy the of your life. I have fired in the prices of my Stock the weather the times and everything else is against us. I will take revenge out on my Stock which is yours at about half its value. I must have Money and the Stock must go. Come at once Don t put it off. Clothing dry goods. Shoes and hats. At your own Price at leading cheap store of Onancock a. G. S. Waples & go. Wooden and Willow fare brooms brushes Cordage. Matches axe handles Axle grease barrel covers baskets blacking Blank books glueing bowls churns compasses Broom Racks Corn Poppers butter dishes a Candle Wicks Chee a safes clothes Bam per a Cocoa dippers Coffee Mills Curry Combs. Corks dusters faucets fish Hooks and dines flour sacks halters flasks inn Caps ice Cream freezers horse cards keepers Ink Kejs lamp burners a pulleys lanterns Lap hoards Lemon squeezers Mats measures Marine glasses mucilage oakum Oil cans Well buckets tubs a. 119 South Street Baltimore my. To Eastern Shore ladies try a barrel of. Tidal wave flour. Every barrel milled by the Norfolk milling co., in Norfolk City by the latest improved process. Every barrel guaranteed. When its merits Are known every up to Date dealer will keep it. Our Salesman Eugene w. Barnes will Call on the mer chants in a few Days. Give him a respectful hearing and a Sam ple order and encourage a near by and state product. Better flour cannot be put on the mar Ket. Norfolk milling co. A Dollar saved is a Dollar made if so write to the works Laurel Del., Davis & bro., proprietors. For prices on head and foot stones Monument Iron railing and All cemetery work in gen eral and save Money. Davis & bro., Laurel Del. . H. Pruitt Temperance Villa e. J. Xxx Der Onancock wat. T. Ratfield. Belle Haven. Cash paid for empty Oil barrels delivered at Hau botox. 85c. For Coal Oil barrels 55c. For linseed Oil barrels. Ship from below on Steamer East Ern Shore ship from Onancock and above by steamers Pocomoke and Tangier via. Crisfield. Mark them plainly with my name also name of shipper. A. J. Morse. Stop and think. How do we live to sell $100 buggies for $80? the time has gone by to sell $100 baggies. I have a full Stock of Light buggies Hay tons Road and farm wagons at Bottom prices and at All times a full Siock of burial supplies Black Cote White velvet and cloth also i polished coffins and caskets. Rhui whigs and prices to suit All. White a arse for burial of Young persons nil meet boat or train at any Point j the Eastern Shore on Sno . A. W. Lilli ton. my a. �. D. � -. By Ilu my d. Druggist Parksley a. Dealer in drugs. Chemicals tcile1 and Hancy articles Fine soaps perfumes Patent medicines Combs brushes of All kinds Flavouring extracts syringes face powders sponges a. At lowest frices. Prescriptions carefully com. Pounded Day or night. Virginia Farmers we desire to Call your Atten tion to the decided advantages presented in the Section around Elizabeth City n. For the Early growth of trucks and potatoes. Peas and potatoes mature from 10 to 20 Days earlier than on Eastern Shore. Farms plentiful and can be rented on easy terms. For fur ther information write or Call on us. A l. Vinder & co., rental and real estate agents Elizabeth City North Carolina. For Bale. $7, sap $5. Hay $14 to $18 per ton. Bran $18, middling $20 per ton. Hot bed Sash bricks Lime and hair laths shingles and Barb wire. Carriages and Road carts. Ground fish and phosphates. All kinds of lumber furnished for dwellings and other Pur poses on Short notice. Us of the above sold cheap and Only for Cash. H. T. White Broomtown a. Lorn St band. Tiie Gas Vilio Cornet band is ready to furnish music any where in the state on reasonable terms. Special inducements to All churches. Cashville Cornet band

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