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DON'T BE PERSUADED
'i To buy a cbeup Bicycle. It
J , may look well und ride well nt
' 1 N first, but after a month's rid?
ing, "it's a different story."
I You simply tret whnt you pay
for?a cbeup bicycle. It's a
season's test that tells the
merits of a wheel. One Bicycle
has stood the test to the satis?
faction of thousands?
Roanoke Cycle Gp
Bon Bons and Chocolates
I if Make Most Acceptable
SOLE ACKNT FOIt.ItOAXOKK:
^ MASSIE'S PHARMACY.
?5?"* Outfbf-town orders receive
A Gift of
Purchased from us J
--gives pleasure to all con- f)
-cernoll. The one who gives *)
-it knuws that ic is the stand- a
-aid in high art silverware. ^
-The one who receives it \
-knows that both In material J
-and workmanship it is the 4
? ??best that possibly can be #
-purchased direct from respon- ?
-sible manufacturers. Many (j>
-new and beautiful examples ^
-are now ready for your in- a
- The present low price of \
-bullion brings the cost down J
-to a figure NEVER before V
DWARDS. GREEN J
Manufacturing Jewoler. *
6 SALEM AYE. J
Cards and Booklets.
-We have just received g. beau
-tffill line of Easter Oards and
-Booklets?the most suitable
-present that can be mads on
-Raster. Beautiful designs to
Everything Strictly Up-to
THE FISHBURN COMPANY,
NO NOT BS
PROFITS TO PAY.
Manufacturer's Branch House.
All Prices! All Terms!
feuOIUIlU BflUUlU UUIJ
, \ T. JENNINGS, Manager.
< ?$ i*IA URAVCRHS," /
i SOMETHING NEW.
?it- t Only by f
2 Soi^tA J'ctTerson Street, Over Fostofllce.
le Celebrated MEHLIN PIANO.
I. ROGERS & CO.,
So. 11 s. Jefferson St.
An Outspoken Protest Against In?
tolerance in Religion.
THE MISSOURI SENATOR SAYS
THAT HE DOES NOT BELONG. TO
THE SECT WHICH WOULD
RATHER SEE AN . INDIAN
DAMNED THAN SEE HIM IN THE
CATHOLIC CHURCH?THE SEN?
ATE ADJOURNS TO MONDAY.
"Washington, April 10.?The Indian ap?
propriation bill was considcrd in the Sen?
ate. The pending question when the bill
was taken up wns on the committee
amendment opening the Uncnmpahgre
Indian reservation in Utah to public en?
Mr. Gallluger moved to strike out the
provision giving tribal relations to thf
children of a white father and Indian
mother. He declared that the provision
would permit white adventurers to marry
the Indian women as a matter of .specu?
lation, and ultimately to dominate the
Mr. Berry defended the provision on
the ground that it removed the penalty
now placed on an Indian woman for mar?
rying a white man. The motion to strike
out did nut prevail.
Mr. Quay called attention to what he
termed a "deliberate attempt to rob the
Indians." It dealt with the granting of
certain oil rights on the^Seneca Indian
reservation in New York. Papers sub?
mitted by Mr. Quay alleged serious irreg?
ularities in securing the sole rights.
Mr. Pettlgretv answered that the con?
test was one between riral oil companies.
In this connection, he stated that the In?
dian reservations in New York ought to
be wiped out and the Indians made sub?
ject to the laws of New York.
Mr. Quay's amendment, striking out
tue ratification of the oil grants, was ac?
On motion of Mr. Gallinger tlui.provis
ion as to children of a white father nud
Indian mother was modified so as to give
these children tri Dal rights on the con?
sent of a majority of the tribe and the
consent of the Secretary of the Interior.
Mr. Vest, of Missouri, spose. in criti?
cism of the provision of the bill abolish?
ing sectarian Indian schools. He knew,
he said, that what he said would subject
him to bitter criticism. He was brought
up a Protestant and had no connection
with the Roman Catholic Church. But
he had no sympathy with that cowardly
and ignorant sentiment that any religious
denomination could menace our liberties.
He had been reared to believe that Jesuits
were opposed to republican institutions.
But he had traveled through the Indian
country, visiting the schools, and had
fouud them a travesty on education, ex?
cept when conducted by the Jesuits.
Broken down preachers and defunct pol?
iticians were sent out to the Western
country to tench the Indian children.
Re had found, he said, that the only In?
dian schools accomplishing any good
were these conducted by the Jesuits
The ceremonial of the Catholic Church
seemed to appeal to the Indians.
"If I had control of these schools,' pro?
ceeded Mr. Vest, "I would give them to
those who hare studied the Indians,
those, who have taken the young Indians
from the tepee, segregated them from
their fathers and mothers, and taught
them the religion of Christ, even if the
cross is the emblem of their religlcn. I
would infinitely rather see them-Catholies
than savages. I do not belong to that
sect who would rather see an Indian
damned than see him in the Cnthollc
Mr. Vest said he would make no effort
to oppose the provision of the bill, but
would content himself with this protest.
The Indian bill was not completed
when, at ~t o'c'ock, the Senate adjourned
JOSH BILLINGS SAID:
"My sou, observe the postage stamp.
Its usefulness depends upon its ability to
stick to one thing until it gets there."
We have stuck to the one important prin?
ciple?To furnish you the best, piano
made, at a saving r.f from $100 to $200.
It will be many a day before a manufac?
turer like the W. W. Kimball Co. will
offer you his goods at factory cost again.
Let no insinuations from those who are
not in a position to compete mislead you.
You can snut out agents' commissions by
gettintr in on this "special sale.'' Others
are doing it?those who know a "good
thing" when they see it. Our $104 piano
is just the thing for those who do not
care for an extra fancy case, but want a
piano that will lnst a lifetime. We have
them at $204, $254 and $342. We make
all we sell and sell all we make. Our
warrantees are gilt edge. No notes: only
one price?either cash or easy payments,
with G per cent, interest?the only fair
basis on which to purchase a piano.
Here for short time only.
C. .1 ELLISON.
^Special agent W. W. Kimball Co., 203
S. Jefferson street.
Lexington, Va., April 10.?(Special)?
The Alleghauy Institute baseball. team
came here to day and did not do a thing
but take Washington and Lee aggrega?
tion into camp by a score of !) to 7. The
heavy hitting of the Alleghany boys was
the feature of the game, Handy "leading
the procession. Boston lind Accorsini
were wtll to the front in hitting the ball.
Welch and Withers acquitted themselves
finely in the field. Alleghany made thir?
teen hits to their opponents' seven. The
Alleghany team will play tlie Virginia
Military Institute to-morrow and a line
game is expected.
Havana, April lti.?Official advices re?
ceived from the province of Pinar del Rio
report that Zarruim, the Cuban insurgent
chief, has surrendered, together with five
men comprising 11? escort.
JSOKE, VA., SATU
Sandovai's Mission is to Arrest
Palma and Quesada.
CUBANS TYR TO FRUSTRATE HIM
AND HOLD A MEETING IN PHIL?
ADELPHIA TO DIBCUSS THE
COURSE OF WEYLER'S CHIEF OF
STAFF?QUESTION OF JURISDIC?
TION AND BELLIGERENCY MAY
, BE RAISED.
Philadelphia, Ap:il 10.?A private
meeting ot the Cubans and Cuban sym?
pathizers was held in this city to-night,
ut which it was decided to take steps to
frustrate what the Cubans claim is the
real object of Maj. Juno Sandovai's visit
to tlds city. This is said to be the arrest
of no less persons than the members of
the Cuban junta in this country.
It has been state'1 that Maj. Sandoval
came to Philadelphia to purchase muni?
tions of war to be shipped in the regular
way to (.Jen. Woyler in Cuba. Leading
Cubans, however, assert, that it is to
gather information that will culminate
in the arrest of Gen. Estrada Raima, at
New York, and Gen. Quesnda, at "Wash?
ington. The former Is the minister of
the so-called Cuban republic, and the lat?
ter charge d'affaires at the Capital.
It 's asserted that Maj. Bandoval has
been commissioned by Gen. Weyler for
this express purpose, and is known to
have in his possession documents found
on the steamer Luurnda on one of her re?
cent trips to Cuba, showing the part,
played by Gens. Palma ami Quesada in
Should the arrest of the junta leaders
result, and the issue be made in court as
to the liability ol such a body, there will
he a question of jurisdiction that will
not only involve the interstate commerce
laws,but also the questions of belligerency
and the customs comity of nations.
Business Showing a Tendency Foward
New York, April 10.?Bradstraet's to?
morrow will say that the most conspicu?
ous improvement in the trade conditions
is the good weather now prevailing
throughout the Central Western end
Northwestern States, where the country
iu the last few days has become more
There appears to be a better demand
for lumber and nil kinds of building ma?
terial, lu staple lines there is a more ac?
Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Kansas City
and Atlanta show a decided tendency to?
Jobbers in Chicago, St. Louis, Omaha,
Cincinnati and Cliattnnooga report trade
slow, but with [an increased number of
There is still no sign of trade revival
in the Hooded regions.
KNABE PIANO, 7 OCTAVES, $100, ON
$.-> PER MONTH, AT ROBBIE
One Knabe piano, full size, 7 octaves,
slightly used but in perfect order and
tune, for SluO on $5 per month. Hobbie
judge storrow drops dead.
He Was Prominent in British-Venezue?
lan Treaty Proceedings.
Washington, April Hi.?Judge James
Storrow, a lawyer of Boston, dropped
dead while at the Congressional Library
Judge Storrow took an important part
In the proceedings incident to the arbitra?
tion treaty between the governments of
Great Britain and Venezuela, tor the set?
tlement of the boundary dispute.
He was appointed special counsel by
the Veue/.uelan government to represent
it, and his brief was considered one of
the clearest and best presentations on the
boundary question that were prepared.
He was about 00 years of age.
MILLER SIGNS WITH; THE REDS.
Cincinnati, O., April 115.?Charles Mil?
ler, who has played as the right fielder
for the Reds for two years, signed to?
night for the season. Miller has been
holding out for the salary, and it is said
he got it.
mrs! nobles respited.
Washington, April 16.?Justice Harlan
allowed a writ of error to day in the
case of Elizabeth Nobles, of Georgia, who
is under sentence of death on the charge
of murder and was to have been banged
next Friday. It was represented by Mrs.
Nobles' counsel that she is insane. The
allowance of the writ will operate as a
stay of proceedings and will insure post?
ponement ol* the execution.
FATHER BERESFORD SUFFOCATED
Reading, Pa., April 10.?Father Philip
Beresford, rector of St. Joseph's Catholic
parish, was found dead iu bed in the
parson *ue, adjoining the edifice, this
morning. Death was due to suffocation
from Illuminating gas. His age was
about .")0 years.
ROAY, APRIL 17,
Regulations to Govern the Demo?
NO BLACK DEMOCRAT ALLOWED
A VOICE IN THE PROCEEDINGS?
WHEN A VOTER MAY BE CHAL?
EIGNS WILL HAVE TO SAY WHAT j
THEIR POLITICAL FAITH IS IF i
The following rules will govern the
Democratic primary to be held ou Wed
nseday, May 5, 1SV7, commencing at ?:!}()
p. m. and closing atT9>10 p. in., for the
selection of three candidates in the First
ward, threo in the. Fifth and two each in
the other wards, for Couucilmen to rep?
resent the Democratic party in the May
Voting place??Rule I. The primaries
shall be held at the following places:
First ward, hustings court room.
Second ward, circuit court room.
Third ward, Friendship Fire Company
Fourth ward, Jefferson street engine
By whom conducted.?Rule ?. The
committee shall designate one of its
members, from each ward, who shall
preside over and condnct the primary.
He shall appoint two disinterested parties
who shall act as clerks, who shall receive
and record the vote and with the chair?
man canvass and declare the result of the
To Certify the Result.?Rule Ik *?he
chairman and clerks shall within 48
hours after the close of the primaries cer?
tify to the chairman of this committee the
result of the primary and he shall cause
to bo published in the daily papers of the
city the names ol the candidates recciv-.
ing the highest number of votes and shall
declare them to be the regular selected
candidates of the ^Democratic party for
the May election. In the event of any
contention or contest over the vote in any
of the wards, the chairman shall call the
committee together aud they shall decide.
Who May Vote.?Rule 4. Every white
Democrat voter of the city of Roanoke,
whose name appears on the registration
book for the ward he lives in, and who
does agree to support the'.uomtnccs of this
primary, shall be eligible to vote, if be
has moved to another ward since the last
election has not acquired residence, hav- '
ing lived In it less than thirty days, he
may vote In the ward from which he
Who may be voted for.?Rule 5. Any
registered white voter of the city of Roan?
oke of unquestionable" Democratic faith I
and party may lie voted for at this pri- j
mary, provided he has notified the chair
man of the eoniinitt.ee of his intention on
or before 0 o'clock p. in., Tuesday, May
The ballots.?Rule ?. The voting shall
be by ballot and the several candidates
shall furnish the ballots.
Special rule No. 1.?Any voter voting
in this primary election shall be consid?
ered as in honor bound to support all the
nominees of the Democratic party who
may be nominated as a result of this pri?
Special rule No. 2.?It'shall be the spec?
ial duty of the judges to see that no oue
is allowed to vote in this primary election
who is not a Democrat, aud if thero is
any applicant to vote that the judges, or
either of them, have any doubt as to
whether cr not he is a Democrat, the
judges are required to call before them
any bystander or other person who is
likely to know the politics of such appUi
cant and interrogate such person concern?
ing the same. And if the judges are
t hereby satisfied uuch auapplicant is.not
a Democrat he shall not be allowed to
vote, but his vote shall be rejected with
?nt further ceremony. If, however, no
satisfactory evidence ol the kind indica?
ted is obtainable then the judges shall
propound to such applicant the following
1st. Are you a Democrat:
2d. If you shall be allowed to vote in
this primary will you solemnly promise
to support and vote for the nominees of
this primary in the approaching general
And if such applicant shall fail to give
an affirmative answer to either of said in?
terrogatories the judges shall reject bis
vote; but If such applicant shall answer
both of said interrogatories in the affir?
mative and the judges nre satisfied that
such applicant will in good faith carry
out his promise to support and vote for
the nominees of the primary, then he
shall be allowed to vote.
Any Democratic voter who wishes in
good faith to challenge any applicant to
vote, as not being a Democrat, or for
any other reason, as being ineligible to
vote in this primary, shall be allowed to
approach the judges for that purpose and
he shall be heard; but after the judges
have heard one challenge of an applicant
to vote, if they are satisfied of his Dem?
ocracy or eligibility, they need not hear
any further challenae of that applicant,
A. L. BURKS. .IAS. M'FALL,
We've Hats for the mul?
titude, stylish HATS?THK
season's choicest plums,
iiotii IX shapes and coi.oks,
dehmes A XU alpines?
KltQM $1 to $5.
GILKKSON & TAYLOR.
Bread,Rolls,Cianamon Buns, hot every
eveniuc. J. J. Catogni,
New things for Easter. See the
special display of Neckwear, Hosi?
ery, Gloves and Fancy Shirts.
INCREASE IN B. AND (). EARNINGS.
Baltimore, April 10.?The estimated
gross earnings of the Baltimore and Ohio
?Railrosjl Company for the month of
March,1897, show an Increase of $184,100
over tho month of March, 1H06. The to
1 tal increase for the nine months ending
j March 31, 1807, was $1,822,058.
Fresh lot of Lowney's Chocolates and
Hon Hons just received at .J. J. Cutogni's.
Robbers Loot a New Hampshire
Great Palls, N.'.IL, April 16.?J. A.
Stlckney, cashier of tho.Great Falls Na?
tional Bank, was found murdered in the
bank building this morning, his throat
having been cut.
In the room where the body was found
there were evidences on every hand of a
terrible struggle which the murdered
man had evidently made in bis efforts, to
protect his life and the property of the
An immediate investigation showed
that the robber or robbers had carried off
every dollar of the treasure in the bank,
which was known to be a large amount,
but just bow much is not definitely
known. No trace of the robbers has been
E i'ANGELIST CHITTENTON.
His Message of Love to the Young People
Notwithstanding the inclement weather
last night, Greene-Memorial Church was
well filled with young people. Rev, T.
J. Shipman presided and made the open?
After a moment of silent prayer, Mr.
Crittenton auuoucced his text: "Remem?
ber now thy creator in the ''ays of thy
youth." and spoke In brief as follows:
'If we start right we are likely to cud
right. If we start wrong we are likely
to end wrong. Christiuns with all their
faults are the best people cn earth. The
orphan asylums and other charitable in?
stitutions are founded and supported by
them. Most people would not care to
live where there were no Christians.
rr."One of the greatest merchants of New
York city had not been dend forty-eight
hours before bis body had been stolen,
and to-day his name would scarcely bo
recognized by this audieuce. But we do
heat occasionally of .John Wesley and
Charles Wesley, of Finney, and other dis?
tinguished Christians, because they lived
to some purpose.
'"lhero are two classes of people in the j
World. The righteous.and the ungodly.
God tells us about these people in the
first Psalm. He says, they that seek me
early shall Und me. Four-fifths of the
Christians wate converted in revivals;
three-fourths were converted under 20
years of age. Only one out of ."iOO are
paved between the ages of 40 and 50.
Only one in a thousand after fifty. 'Seek
lirsc the kingdom of God.' "
There were very many who expressed a
desire to become CbristiauH at the close
of the meeting.
THE UNION MEETING.
To day at 'J o'clock Mr. Crlttcntop will!
address the children of the city in Grefne
Memorial Church. All ?mildren and their
teachers or parents are requested to at?
tend. Service at night will ho in many
respects the most interesting of the ser?
ies. The subject will be "Consecrutlou,"
and Mr. Crittenton will tell how he was
led to enter the work through the death
of his little girl, whose picture will ap?
pear on the children's cards. Sunday at
!5 o'clock ho will address an immense
mass meeting in the Academy of Music;
subject, 'The Florence Crittenton Mis?
sion Rescue Work." All the church
choirs of the city will unite in a grand
chorus and there will be several vocal so?
los. There will be no meeting at the Y.
M. C. A. Sunday afternoon. Mr. Critten?
ton will speak in Greeno-Mcinoriul Church
on Sunday night.
HELD UP BY TWO NEGROES.
Bold Robbery of Three White Men in
Bainbridge, On,, April 1(1.?About 8:110
o'clock last night two negroes, unmasked,
entered the store ol* D. B. English, at
Climax, eight miles east of Bainbridge,
on the Savannah, Florida and Westeru
railroad, when a Mr.'Knglish, Dr. Carter
and another young man were engaged In
conversation. The^negroes stepped in
with a pistol In each hand, and ordered
the three white men to aim their faces
and hold up their bands, while they went
through their pockets, taking what
money they had, but refrained from tak?
ing watches or other articles of jewelry.
Mr. English was then ordered, at the
muzzle of two 88-callbre revolvers, to
open his safe. While the safe was being
robbed by one negro, the other, with a
pistol in each band, kept the white men
in line with their hands up.
A MURDEROUS FELLOW.
Watcrtown, N. Y., April 10.?While
George Allen, a steward at the Madison
barracks of the Ninth United States
Infantry, stationed in this district, was
riding with Miss Bailey and Mrs. Crouch,
in a carriage near here early this morn?
ing, they were approached by Crouch,
who murdered both women and fatally
injured Allen with a revolver. Crouch
is under arrest. The deed was discovered
by the horses bringing the two dead
bodies into a livery stable in a buggy.
M'KINLEV (IANNOT ATTEND.
Washington, April 16.?President Mc?
Kinley to-day decided that he would be
unable to attend the Nashville Exposition
on the open'ng day, May 1, but will for?
mally notify the authorities that he will
visit the Exposition after the adjourn?
ment of Congress.
SHOT HIMSELF WHILE PRAYING.
Brunswick, Ga., April 10.?The dead
body of Charles Holl man, a well-known
and respected citizen, was found to-day
In a chapel about four miles from this
city. Ho had evidently gone into the
building for the purpose ol committing
suicide, and before taking his life had
knelt ill 1 prayer. He had shot himself
through the head.
? Southern Wild Flowers." A
booklet. Beautilul in conception
Suitable for Easter or souvenir
Malaga Grapes and California Pears.
J. ,J. Catogni.
Big Lot Nice Well Cared
$ HAMS, SIDES, SHOULDERS." %'?
PRICE 3 CENTS
Tragedy in an Alabama Turpentine
AN ALLEGED INSULT RESULTS IN
THE DEATH OP THREE MEN, ONE
OF WHOM WAS A NON-PARTICI?
PANT IN THE DISTURBANCE??
HOW THEY SETTLE QUESTIONS
DOWN IN ALABAMA?ONE MAN
Birmingham,'Ala., April.10.?A terri?
ble tragedy occurred today at Calhoun's
turpentine camp, in Geneva -.county, the
cause of it all being a woman.
JohnWilliams and Albert Allen walked
up to William Wilkins and, demanded
f-om him nn apology for insulting most
grossly John Williams' sister At a dance
last night. This apology Wilkins re?
fused to make, denying the charge.
Then the trouble began. . All of the
men drew revolvers and fired simultane?
ously, with the result that Willliywv'V/aa
instantly killed, falling with ?'bullet in
the brain. Wilkins-was shot in v*he ab?
domen and will die.
Tom Weaver, an onlooker, who was
standing fifty feet away from the disturb?
ance, was struck by a stray bullet and
died ah hour Inter. Alien, was shot In
the shoulder, but ho will recover.
READY' FOR DUTY.
Canton, Ohio, April 10.-Judge Wf.
lhim S. Day, recently appointed commit
slonor to Cuba by President McKinley!
will leave here to-morrowfor Washingtoi
to receive his instructions. He wil^
probably start.'for Cuba within the nex'
NOW ON SALE. *
The greatest Bicycle LOCK'-'
*ever known. Come and seo it.}
Every cyclist, needs one.
ROANOKE CYCLE CO.,
E. L. FLIPPO, Manager.
' '. / THE GIANTS WIN,
New York, April 10.?Tho Giants de?
feated the Syracuse team at the Polo
grounds this afternoon by a score of 18
THE BODY FOUND.
Charleston, W. Vo.? April IS.? Tha
body-of'Johh Cnqhran, whoso murder Ik
attributed to,the WPy Lewis gang, was
found ilouttng in the river at Handly to-'
day, The skull was crushed aud the neck ,
broken. Cochran disappeared in Febru?
ary last, and the finding of the body car?
ries out the theory upon which the au?
thorities have been working that the
murder . was committed in Kauawha ?
county. A special grand jury will be Im?
panelled and the prisoners brought here
Owing to the sale cf tho store now oc?
cupied by me, 120 Salem avenue, and
having to vacate by May 1st, I will sell
the entire stock of Furniture, Cacpets,
.Mattings. Oil'Cloth, Wall Paper, etc., at
greatly reduced prices. Those In want
of furniture, etc., will do well to!call
early, as tho large stock must positively
besohl. MARK REID,
Trustee for J. Donaldson.
Malaga Grapes and California Pears.
J. J. Catogui.
THE NEW STYLE F
It is built upon recognized laws
of architecture and therefore truly
artistic in every detail. It Is a
model of symmetry and grace.
Call and sco it.
Robbie fliano (fpo.
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