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Rvanoko, Sept. Oth, 1805.
Fob The Senate,
m. h. CTjAYTOR,
Of Rsanoko County.
Fon The House of Delegates,
B. A. JONES,
Of Roanoke City.
J. L. II AN NAH,
Of Roanoko County.
Boys, toll tho people of Roanoko why
tbe mysterious "registration" blank was
issued by tbe machine. Your attorneys
and. tbe registrars Informed you that
the thing was illegal and a humbug.
Tell tho people wby it was issued.
When tho innocent moth that beats
about the candle understands what it Is
that scorches its wings, then the inno?
cent youths that form tho outer gua rd to
the maohine brigade will understand
the working of tbe ?fth wheel of that
Govebnor CLARKE, of Arkansas, has
cut short the budding hopes of tho prize
fighters as to tho chances of "pulling
oil" tbe proposed mill botweon Corbott
and Fitzsimmons at Hot Springs, in that
State, lie promises Judge Duffle, of that
district, all tho assistance ho may need
in enforcing tbe law, and makes it plain
to all that there can bo no fight any whero
in Arkansas. What tbe parties in chargo
of tbe arrangctneuts for bringing about
a oontest between tho doughty' fistic"
champions will do now, is hard to con?
jecture. Nothing seems lefi for thorn
to do, but to postpone tho fight till next
cummer, then charter a steamer and
start for tho North Pole. By combining
tho interests of Arctic discovery and
scientific boxing, they may bo able to
get up qulte'a large excursion next year,
and by sterling early reach somo remote
region in tho north, whore the battle
can bo fought to tho finish without ar.y
danger of interruption.
Our English cousins tiro vory much
concerned about the exorciso of tbe
law-making powers and other matters
in tbo several States of this Union,
South Carolina and her constitutional
convention coming in for a largo share
of criticism from tho British press just
at thiB time. The good peop'.o over
there also continue to be very much ex?
ercised at '.he lynchings, shootings and
hangings occurring in this country, and
at a recent meeting of the antl-lynch
ing society in London strong resolu?
tions against such practices were
It is all very well for theso philan?
thropic people to worry themselves about
the conduct of their cousins on thiB side
of tho water; but if they know how little
the latter cared for such expressions of
disapproval they would hardly take all
tho troublo they do in thus expressing
themsolvos. Englishmen as a class are
popular in the South, and individually
tho people take vory kindiy to thorn, but
as to Great Britain and hor institutions
and British public opinion, there is no
portion of tho country in which they arc
held in more complete disregard
than in this section. Tho declar?
ation of independence in 1770 was
a literal fact with them, and
has boen so regard d ever since. 1%
the darkest days of tbe civil war, a pos?
sible alliance of tbe South with England
under conditions of virtual dopandonco,
was so unpopular with tbo masses that
it was never seriously mentioned even
by tho most determined haters of tho
The State Good Roads Convention,
which was in session for several days in
Richmond, adjjurned last Friday even?
ing, after adopting a plan for improving
the highways of tho Statu, which will
be submitted to the legislature at its
The plan asks for the enactment of a
law by which all classes and interests
In the State shall bear the burden of
taxation for road purposes in proportion
to tho benefits dorived; by whloh Statu
aid will bo extended to the improve?
ment of main roads, under equitable
conditions; by which the counties shall
bo allowed to Issue bonds for tho per
manentimprovementof tho public road-,
under proper conditions and rostrlotlone;
by which both SJalo and county con
vlots will bo employed In Improving
tho public road3.
Tho plan also rocommonds a Stato tax
of flvo coats on tho S1U0 valuation of
real and personal property for a Stato '
road fund, and a county tax of tbo samo
amount for permanont road improve?
ment. Tho creation of the office of
Stato highway commissioner is recom?
mended, with a law for tho appoiutmont
of county englnoors from graduates
oducated at the expense of the State.
The plan has many features to com?
mend it to tho people of Virginia; but
a bettor estimate can bo formed of it,
as a whole, after its moritB have boon
THK SACKVILLE-WKST PUBLICATION.
Lord Sackvlllo, ox-British minister
to the United States, is not receiving
tho unqualified endorsement of tho
British press in his attack on Minister
Bayard, and incidentally upon tho
American pooplo and their institutions.
He was made a scapo-goat by tho Cleve
land administration to Bavo tho Irish
vote for the Democratic Presidential
ticket, and tbo election of Harrison
ought to have been compensation enough
for him. At any rato, ho has waited
too long to air his griovancoa. Now
issues and more important mattors aro
before the British and American public,
and while this lltilo bit of ancient his?
tory may prova of interest in a general
way, It will not, it is believed, exert
any marked influence, on current ovonts.
Tho London Telegraph, in tho follow?
ing extract shows a vory sensible view
of the whole matter:
"A very foolish, ill-mannorod, ill?
i timed and ill-made pamphlet has been
Issued by Lord Sackvillo with the pur?
pose of Injuring the reputation of Mr.
Bi^ard.now the United StateB ambas?
sador, charging him with being a politi?
cal trickster and a consistent and de?
termined enemy of England. The
whole thing is bo full of thoughtless
bitterness that it is not worth while to
reproduce any part of the brochure. We
only hope that tho common-sense and
practical judgment of the English and
American public will treat this un
callei-for attack with contemptuous
"ThoBe concerned with diplomatic
history will be the first to assure Mr.
Uayard that no effect whatover is likely
to be produced by such a series of
chargos, so utterly unworthy of atten?
tion or consideration. During his so?
journ here Mr. Bayard has earned
golden opinions for his urbanity and bis
keon judgment of affairs, and abovo all
has made studious offortB to cultivate
amicable feelings between England and
America. Through him the English are
learning a fuller appreciation of and a
higher admiration for tho great repub?
TU K IKt'E AIM OF LIFK.
Too many men and women in this
world, in their pursuit of imagined hap?
piness, talk and act au if the transitory
pleasures of lifo woro tho acmo of
human effort and tho chief end of exist?
ence. In their eager pursuit of wealth
and fame thoy heedlessly override tbo
rights of others, and rush, madly for
ward towards tho goal, which, when
reached, falls far short of what bad bscn
hoped for and expected, boslias leaving
too often in their pathways tho wrecks
of other lives, v/hoso prospects at the
starting wore aj bright and promiaing
au their osn. -
Even when the summit of their am?
bitions has boon attained tbero is a
something lacking, a feeling of empti?
ness in contemplating all that has been
accomplished, which calls to mind
tho words of Soioinon as to tho vanity
of all earthly thlngB. To him who
starts out in life with a pure heart and
a proper regard for the rights and feel?
ings of others; with a reliance for sup?
port upon a higher power, and a trust in
the mercy and goodness of (iod, the ends
accomplished,from a worldly standpoint,
may not be as great as In the first In?
stance; but the sense of rectitude of in?
tentions and tho knowledgo that no
hearts are bleeding becauso of his suc?
cess, will outweigh in solid satisfaction
all tho gains that wealth or glory can
give. Tho world with its Hooting j jys
and its innumerable disappointments
will be estimated at It? truo valuo and
tho end of that man will bo peace.
To roalize more fully the responsi?
bilities of existence, to remember that
tho world was not made for ono man
alone, but that then* aro duties to those
around us which cannot bo neglected or
despised, should bo tho aim of all Even
with tho mo?t persistent efforts and
constant watchfulness we f ill far short
of the idoal of goodnesB sot before us;
but tho great and good Boing who
notes even the sparrow's fall is mindful
of our inllrmutios and makes allowances
for our weaknesses. This, howovor,
does not lesson tho demands upon us,
and should not weaken tho efforts wo
mako to promote tho happiness ard
comfort of others, or to lead better and
purer lives ourselves.
To tho Public.
We load, but novor follow. Every?
body knows that Catogni's restaurant is
tho only IIrut class ladies' dining room
in tho city. Two aoparate dining rooms.
Polito attention. Wo cater to the
ladies' trade. Hot and cold wator baths
W. k. Andrews <fe Co., 219 Salem
avenuo, handle Pocabontas, Russell
Creek. Thacker, Banner, Brush Moun?
tain. Anthracite and Somi-Bltumlnous,
?Red Ash coal; also crushed coko and
Horsemen and trainers are among
tho many who roalizo tho benefits de?
rived frcm tho ueo of Pond's Extract on
NO LOST MOTION
Overcoats Mml?> to Measure.
In our TAILORING DEPARTMENT
We've never been su busy us now.
l'erhaps there's a reason tVr it. Oood
people dou't usually g<> to the wrong
We bavo everytliii?? that is nece
sary for good clothes-making: Tlie
best Garmonl Makers, the beRt Trim
uiiuga ntul the most exclusive Suitings.
That's why we huvo a Tailoring De?
partment that tits and is so busy,
GILKESON & CHILD,
Liatters and Men's Furnishers.
GisNEKAL TIUlt&LL'? LETTER.
An InteresIlDjE Comuiuuloatlon In Iteeard
to the Snohvillo-Weat Episode.
Washington, Oct. 12 ?That, portion
of Lord Sackvlilo-West's pamphiot, in
which he asserted that Lord Granvillo,
at the time of the Irish executions In
1883, had, upon tho representations of
Lord Spencer, cabltd Secretary of
State Frollnghuysen that he believed
Lord Sackvllle-West's life was in dan?
ger owing to the heated Irish agita?
tion in this country at the time, and
that, as a result, Lord Llonol was
taken on a ten days' cruise by General
Sherman, was confirmed from an un?
expected quarier to-day.
When tne publication was first made
it was received with Incredulity here, as
no one at tho State, War or Navy De
partmonts could bo found who would
confirm it. To-day J. C. Bancroft
Davis, who was for a time Assistant
Secretary of State under Secrotary Fro
linghuysen, but who had retired before
this incident occurred, reoeived tho fol?
lowing letter from Brevet Brigadier
General John Tidball (retired), of the
United States army, detailing tho cir?
cumstances heretofore made public:
"123 MONTAGUK street.
"Brooklyn, N. Y.
"Deab Sir:?I havo not seen Lcrd
Saokville'a pamphlet and do not know
in what connection ho brings forward
the circumstances referred to (the cruiso
of the Chesapeake), but do know as a
matter of fact that It did occur. It was
in the first part of May, 1893. General
Sherman took Lord Sackvllle West and
family on a naval vessel (the Talla
poosa, perhaps) down the Chesapeake
on an ostensible junketing trip. They
were gone a week or ten days. Mean*
while, I, as aide-de-camp to General
Sherman, took care of the British lega?
tion in Washington.
"So far as I know, no one knew the
reasons for this &c ion except President
Arthur, Secretary of War Lincoln.
General Sherman and myoelf. But I
presume thero wore tboso in tho Stato
Department who were also aware of It.
Of course the British ministor was in the
secret, but 1 don't think it was known
to bis secretaries at tho timo.
General Ayors, commanding troops at
Washington barracks, and the chief of
police, Col. Dye, wore to a degree awaro
of what was going on. The secret was so
well kept that it never got into tho
papers, but as Lord Sickvillo has now
divulged it, I havo no hesitation in
mentioning wnat i knew about it. Very
'?John C. Tiohall,
"Hravet-Brigadior General, U. S A."
General Tidball is now on tho retired
Tlio Sugar Bounty Question?Tho .Ca^o of
[Copyrighted, 1885, bj the a. P ]
Berlin, 0:t. 12.?Tho question of
sugar bounties is again under discus
sion, International negotiations lor tho
abolition of the expert premiums oa
boet sugar bounties being vigorously
pushed and it is hoped that Prance and
Australia will agrof to this proposition,
If the negotiations fail, a reorganization
of German sugar legislation is contem?
plated. As tho law mantis Germany is
bound to cease paying bounties in 1807.
The socialist congress at Breslau con?
cluded its labors to-day, Gotha was
selected as the next meeting placo and
Berlin was chosen thn headquarters
of tbe socialist party. Herren Singer
and Bebel were elected presidents and
Herron Auer and Pfannkuch wore
The decision of Mr. Louis Stern, of
New York, to forfeit his bail of 80,000
marks in preference to undergoing tbe
two weeks' imprisonment to which he
had been condemned, in addition to
being fined ?OOmatks.for insultingBaron
Von Thuengon, the deputy commis?
sioner at Spa-at Klssengen, was a sur?
prise to the people generally, as on tbe
advice of his friends he had intimated
his intention to submit to hi a sentence
and serve tho two weeks in p 'son when
called upon to do so.
Incidentally it may be added, an arti?
cle published in tho Cologne Gazitto,
strongly protests ngp.inst American
diplomatic and newjpaper "interfer?
ence" in the Stern affair, and says: "We,
in Germany, nro very sensitive to such
foreign attempts to influence Cjrman
courts, and morn especially so in the
Stern case, because an attempt waa
mado to influence a ruler exercising the
pardoning prerogative. Tbe religion of
Mr. Stern had nothing to do with the
case. Wo trust that German- Americans
will appreciato tho peculiar features of
W. C. T U. Convontlon.
Io a short timo tho city of Baltimore
w.ll be fluttering with tbe white ribbons
of the W- C. T. U. That organizttlon
ho ds its twenty?seoond annual conven?
tion thore from October 18 to October
23 Miss Willard has come from Eng?
land to attend it, and all the other
lights of tbo organization will be
present. Tho "Y's" or young women's
unions will hold four conferences, and
will tell what they havo been doing.
W. K. Andrews <fe Co., coal and wood
dealers, 2i0 Salem avenue, have the
most extensive coal and wood yards in
tbo city. They keep tho largest and
best assortment. Thoy havo a sufficient
number of teams. They have polite
driv.-ra and will dolivor coal and wood
Brush Mountain Coal?Consumers
should get our pticru boforo buying else
where. Kimhall Coal Company, 17
Campbell avenuo. Tolephono l'jo.
quick money to loan on roal estate.
Long vimo and easy payments. Call at
onco" T. V/. Spindle & Co., 104 Jeffer?
WAMS A PBIVATK FIGHT.
Corbott lins Lost All Bnpo of a Publlo
San Antonio, Texas, Oot. 12.?Ii is
folly to think tho light can bo pulled oil
in Arkansas now," said Corbgtt to day
after reading tho telograrn from Gov?
"It is very evident Governor Clark
can and will stop lt. I havo abandoned
all hope of having tho tight there; in
fact it begins to look as if it will havo
to bo pullrd olT In privato if at all."
Corbntt says ho has no idea what wiil
bo dono next, but ho Intimated that
Brady would mako overtures to Fits
Ptmmons for a fi-ght in private, either
for a sido bet or for nothing.
Govarnor Clarke Opposes tho Fight.
LlTTB Kock, Ark . Oct. 12 ?Governor
Clarke'ti lottera to Judge DufBe, ShenlT
Haupt and Dar. Steart, tog-other with
his tt-lograms to Jim CorroU and Bob
Pi /: immun1! dccluring against tho
proposed fight, wcra tho subj-ct
of much discussion here to day.
Tho moro outhusiastic advocate.b of
the. contest have not lost conlldenco in
tbo Hoi Springs committee, and believe
that tbo matc'i will yet bo brought olf
on schedule time.
Chicago, Oct. 12.?It is tho belief
hero that the Corbott Fltzsimmons fight
will take place at Hot Springs on
schedule time. President K. M Dlckoy.
of the Hot Springs railroad, was seen
by a reporter to-night and said: "Of
course I cannot speak as to wbat action
Governor Clarko or any judgo or other
official may take regarding the fight. Ic
is only necessary to say that sufficient
assurance has beon received from pub
lie and prlvato sources to justify tho
railroad company in making tbo neces?
sary preparations to tako caro cf all
special cars, building as much sido
track as may bo required "
President Stuart will Itopiy.
Dallas, Tex.. Oct. 12.?President
Stuart, of th9 Florida Athletic Club,
w!ts asked to-day what hin answer
would bo to tho loiter received by him
from Gov. Clarko. Mr. Stuart Bald ho
would reply tc the letter in a day or
two, but had nothing whatever to give
out at present.
The Fight a Draw.
Masi'ETH, L. I., Oct. 12?The fight
between Youig GrilTo, of Australia, and
"Kid" Lavigns, of Saginaw, Mich., was
declared a draw to-night aflor twenty
hard-fought rounds. There was a groat
gathering of sports frcm several cities,
drav/n ou tba assuranco that thero
would be no intorferonco.
a l'rnrtoMtxi Fight In Minnesota.
Sr. Paul, Minn . Oct. 12.- Local
sporting circles uro stirred up ovor tho
prospect for th9 pugilistic contest for
points announced for to-morrow after?
noon between ilick Moore and Danny
Nofdham. Gov. Ciough, ban bv procla?
mation, culled on all peace officers to
prevent the fight, and i ajs be s/iil ca;l
out the militia if necessary. Tho mana?
gers of Hie fight s-ty tr.oy fully expect
to pull elf tbe fight u.3 announced. Tho
tight i.-, fjr points, for a purse of $l,r>00,
and both men ir ; reported In fine con?
dition. It has been tirrancod to take
tho crcwd down the river on a steamer
to some unknown point,where tbo fight
would take plac:?, and the authorities
will attempt lo Stop tho crowd from
going, t9 bolng an "unlawful assem?
blage." Whatever tho rosult, trouble
of some sort seems certain.
Illchurd Kstei brook Dead.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. is.?Richard
Esterbrook, founder and president of
tho Estorbrook Steel Pen Works Com?
pany, of Can.den.died at his residence in
that city last night, aired 83 yoars. Mr.
Estorbrook had beon falling In health
for some months past, but was confinod
to bed only about a week.
While men have moro strength, wont
en have more endurance and a greater
capacity for protracted and monotonous
labor. In those countries wboro women
work in tho fields .sirlo by side with
their husbands and brothers, tiio latter
may accomplish moro work, the former
can labor a greater number of hours.
"Crocodile t<::rs" are allndcd to by
6everal Latin dud Greek authors, it bo
ing a superstition among anciouts
that the crocodile, after killing it man,
nto all his body but his head and shed
tears over that boforo cat im: it also.
You want of a medicine is that It shall do
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throw off that tired feeling, and give you
health, strength, courage and ambition.
Earsaparilla is the only true blood purifier
prominently in tbo public eye today, and
it meets these requirements perfectly.
This is proved by the testimony of thou?
sands of people. Hood's
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pore blood, creates an appetite by toning
the tiigesti vo organs, overcomes That Tired
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and gives sweet refreshing sleep. Yon
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White Pine Doors, Wiows ani BMs
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First. Because they nrc much lighter.
Second. Because tlicy will cost Ich to haug
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Third. Because tlicy are thoroughly dry and
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Fourth. Because they will not warp and get out
Fifth, llecansc they have n much smoother
surface, with no gaping Joints.
Sixth. Becanso they will take and hold paint
Seventh, Because they will last longer.
Eighth. Because tney are much hotter In every
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36 SALEM AVENUE,
Genesis I, 1, "In the beginning Clod creatod
tin- heaven and tin- earth."?First Lesson.
Revelation xxi, 1, "And I BttW a new heoven
lud :i new earth."?Second Lesson.
The Epistle for tho day nneaks of tho inter
rnl as 11 race or n fight; lhu gospel, as n (lay's
Kork in a vineyard.
Whence? nnd Whither? erics tho soul.
Horo thy crndlo, tin ro thy goal.
Here they tell of mnn's first birth.
Thoro they sing new heaven, new earth,
'Twixt tho two :\ race to run
Till thy earthly course bo done
Life is battle; life is toll.
Han was born to till the >"ih
Who for fight the palm would bear
Plants his blows nor beets the air.
Whntsoo'or tho Master ml,
Work unenvious to tho end.
Slay they have who strive to teach
Grace to practice wii.it thdy lireach!
Mndo from drist ami prone to sin,
May they fool God's breath within!
?P. Cornish in Week by Week.. '
Tho wise man is ho who asks a groat
deal of advice and takes a very littlo of
A Fifteen Million Fonnil Bowlder.
Tho very largest erratic bowlder yet
j recognized and measured within the
limits of tho United States is n block
of granite lying near tho town of Madi?
son, N. H. Professor Crosby of tho Boa
ton Institnto of Technology gives the
following as its maximum dimensions:
I Length, 83 feet; width, -15 feet 2 inch?
es; height, 8(5 feet; contents, 00,000
cnbic feet; probablo weight, 15,800.000
pounds, or 7,050 tons.?St. Lonis Re?
Tho fruition of what is unlawful must
bo followed by remorse. Tho cote sticks
in the throat after tho apple is eaten,
and tho sated appetite loathe.-: the inter?
dicted pleasure for which innocence
was bartered.?Jane Porter.
Ho who murmurs against his condi?
tion dots not und. ist:. it, but ho who
accepts of ii i:i poace will s-jou learn to