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JUDGE WOODS' DECISION.
?-ontitiuitl from llrst P?CO
nlto idea of its content? by simply read?
ing and re-reading Its title. Certain it is
the reader would never learn from its
title tliat the act meant to prevent or
punish the receiving of deposits. Ho
would gather frcm the title that the act
had something to do with receiving bank
deposits by insolvent bankers'nnd brokers
and by any officer of any bank.
Whereas from perusal of the n^t itself
he would learn that a punishment was
attached to the reception of a deposit by
'?any banker, broker or officer of any
trust or savings institution or of any
State bank or employe of any private
banker" with knowledge of the bank, sav?
ings institution or banker's insolvency.
It will bo observed that no reference i-s
made in the title to employes of private
banicers nor to officers of savings institu?
tions, while in the body of the act both
I mention this to show [either tbocare
less manner or hurry in which the act
was passed, as this objection alone would
not make it unconstitutional, although
it is perfectly clear ".under the decisions
of our court of 'appeals that neither of
these two classes could bo puniohed
When it is remembered that one of the
main objects of tho provision of the con?
stitution is to acquaint both legislators
and the people with the general scope of
the act and thereby prevent vicious leg?
islation, it becomes all tho more apparent
that the titln to the fact in question by
no means measures* up ",to the constitu?
tional requirement and the act must fall
and with it fails the Indictment
It was streuously insisted by the com?
monwealth's attorney that parties should
be put to trial upon the merits of the
prosecution and leave the supreme court
to pass upou the constitutionality of the
Such a course wonld have been more In
keeping with my ''esire, hut the law
makes it the duty of e?ery judge who sits
upon the beuch, f rom the humblest jus?
tice of the peace to the chief justice of the
supreme court of the Umited States,
when firmly convinced of the constitu?
tionality of a law to so declare it.
This course I have pursued "regardless
of the effect of my decision.
The form of the indictment -was also
objected to, but it becomes unneccessary
to pass upon that question, By-reference
to the leports of the decisions of the
highest courts of other States having a
similar constitutional provision to that
of ours, as well as to the decisions of our
own court of appeals, it will he seen that
the courts have not hesitated,[when occa?
sion demanded, to overturn legislation
where the title failed to set [forth the ob?
ject of the act.
As has beeu well said by the supreme
court of Georgia aud quoted with ap?
proval by our own court of appecls (84
"If the courts would refuse to execute
a law suspending the writ of Italiens cor?
pus when the public safety did not re?
quire It, a law violatorj' of the freedom of
the press, or trial by jury, neither would
they enforce a statute which contained
matter dilTereut from what was expressed
in the title thereof."
Our own court in commenting onttihts
prevision has said (the object is to "have
the title of every act clearly express ifche
object of the enactment," and the title to
the act in question falls far short of ibis
judicial const ruction of a constitutional
.The judgment of tiie court, therefore.'is
to sustain the demurrer, dismiss the in?
dictment aud discharge the accused.
JOKN W WOODS.
Note?From some of the Virginia au?
thorities beariug on the case see:
Magruder vB. Board Supervisors Hen
rico county/84 Va., b28; Cahoon vs. Iron
Gate, 02Va..368: Fidelity, etc., Co. vs.
S. V. R. R. Co., 86 Va., !: Lacy vs. Pal
mer, !)ll Va.. ISO; Ingles s. Strauss, 1)1
Va., 201), 702: Cooley on Constitutional
Limitations and cases cited.
Befoie the judge had finished reading
the decision quite p large crowd had
gathered in the courtroom, and after tho
conclusion of the rending counsel for tho
accused niado a motion for tht-ir dis?
charge on the ground that the Indictment
was in tho words of the statute which the
coutt haU just pronounced unconstitu?
Commonwealth's Attorney Lyle recited
the motion and asked for time to ho heard
on the question,which the court eranted,
and continued the case until Monday.
FORMER KOANOKU LADY COMPLI?
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Sohn, who have l>eeu
doing business iu the East ward, havo
closed up their business and gone, to Ash
land, Ky., where they will engage iu
mercantile pursuits. Mr. Sohn has been
iu bus'ness in Rndford for a number of
years. A*little over a year ago, Mrs.
Sohn ope"e\l tho Palais Royal, which,
during that time ha* been headquarters
for the latest styles and desigta-s in line
millinery. Hot taste has been unques?
tioned, and by her fair dealinrs she has
niade many friends In. our city who re?
gret to see her leave. Horb Mr. nnd Mrs.
Sobu know the mercantile business in all
its branches, and by their polite attention
to all customers they arc bound to make
friends wherever they go. Wo learn that
they will go into business in Kentucky
on a large scale?much larger than when
here, and we take pleasure iu commend?
ing them fo the good people of that sec?
tion, and wish for them unbounded pros?
perity in then* new home. .Mrs. Sohn is
iu acquisition to the society of any city,
being a cultivated .musician, and having
a voice of great strength "and sweetness.
Should day ever'conclude to return to
K ad ford they will be heartily welcomed
back by a host of friends. Again we wish
them well in their new home.?Radford
MA.T. TYLER EN ROUTE HOME.
Major J. llogeTyler,,Yirgini's nextgov
ernor, passed through the city yesterday
en route home from Lynchburg, where
he attended a conference of porty 'enders
preparatory to opening the campaign. A
meeting was held yesterday morning, at
which plans were mapped out and ap?
pointments for speakers made. It is un?
derstood'Tiat a vigorous canvass will be
started at once.
NOT KAN ES HUT EVANS.
In a report concerning a tramp goiug
to the house of a policeman which'appeur
ed in The Times and demanding some?
thing to eat nnd frightening the wile of
the officer, the types made it appear
that it was tho wife of Officer Banes, but
such *va? not the cass. It was Officer
Evans, who resides in Northwest Hoa
CUTTING SCR A PK.
East night on Nelson street two neirro
women, Ella Deestrict and Lee Samples,
became involved in a quarrel and the for?
mer cut the latter with a razor about
the body anil legs. The injuries were
not so severe but that the woman could
be removed to her home on Eighth ave?
nue n. e. 'The Deestrict woman was ?r
rested aud locked up.
SI'N? AY-SCHOO L CELE III I AT 1 ON.
On yesterday three Baptist Sunday
schools of Bedford county met at New
Hope Church and spent the day in a
Sunday-school celebratiou and picnic
combined. Everybody present had a
good time and plenty to eat. Addi esses
were delivered by Revs. Broughton, Ship
man and Lunsfnrd, ol this city. Solos
were sung ny Miss Agnes Stone and \V.
R. Terr ill.
CHICAGO PSODUCE MARKET.
Chicago, Sept. 11.?The'leading fu?
tures ranged as follows:
Wheat? Open. Close.
September. 05j OBJ
September. :iCi I1CA
September. Hlfi lit;
October. 8.80 8.20
October. 4 00 4.87
STARVATION IN HAVANA.
Awful Results of Spain's Latest
Move Against the Cubans.
Washington, Sept. 11.?A lettor whs
received to-day ?>y Thomas G. Alvord,
Jr.,from an American citlxen residing In
Havana, which contained this paragraph:
"The situation'.in the Island at the
present cannot be overestimated. I refer
to the consequences of the Bando of 'Re
concent ratiou, by which the ;government
of Spain orders people .to be starved to
death. I liad been '?o Artemisa, where
these wretched .beings are flying at the
rate of from twenty-five"'to thirty daily,
aud even so close at hand as Guanabacoa
where the same sights can bo witnessed,
anil I assure you that in the name of hu?
manity this business should stop. Right
here in Havana 'executions' by starva?
tion are almost da'ly happening.
"Only yeste-dny 1 took'a walk to the
Punta via Cuba street, and in passing
the circle in front of the jail in tho midst
of perhaps forty reconcentrados saw a
poor old woman who had just died of
huuger. T made Inquiries among tho peo?
ple and found that she was a native of
San Cristobal, and having endured the
tortures of Artemisa, and other towns
along the'railroads as long as she was
able drifted iuto Havana, only to find
herself another victim of Spanish ideas cf
civiliv.ed warfare. Sherman's aphorism
that 'war means cruelty' certainly did
not include such cases as this. He cer?
tainly did not declare war on children
OUT GOES WELLINGTON.
Resolved to Resign the Cbarmanship of
the Republican Party.
Baltimore, Md.. Sept. 11.?Senator
Wellington has finally made up his mind
to resign tlie chairmanship of the Repub?
lican State committee at its meeting next
Tuesday, the day before the second
meeting of the State convention.
Many of Mr. Wellington's friends have
urged him to stay at the helm and steer
the party through the contest this fall,
but he prefers to let the men who as?
sumed the leadership at, Ocean City take
charge of the can pnign.
STAR POINTER WINS AGAIN.
Medfotd, Mass.,Sept. 11. ? Star Pointer
defeated Joe Patchen at Mystic Park to?
day. Two heats were paced, Star Pointer
winning both. Time of the first heat was
2:08 :!-l The second heat was paced in
GAMBLING LED TO SUICIDE.
Brussels. Sept. 11.?A foreigner, who
is said to be Baron Maxon Schr?der, a
lieutenant in the German nrmy, who has
ncen'al Ostend dnrlng the entire season,
committed suicide la-i evening. The de?
ceased is said to have lost $40D,000 in
ONE-FIFTH RESERVE SILVER.
London, Sept. 11.?The Times this
morning, in an article from a special cor?
respondent. In whose [accuracy it says it
has reason to place confidence, makes the
important announcement that the Hank
of England directors have consented to
hoid one fifth of the bank's reserve in sil?
NO KICK COMING.
You walk in my store, put on a pair of
easy shoes and pay me just a small price
for them and you are one of the liest sat
Isfled men in town. My shoes are easj to
wear and easy to buy. Come to either
store?Salem avenue or Jefferson street.
B A L H R ACH.
I keep on hand a complete line of dry
goods and notion samples for tiuggen
helmer&Cn., and invite all merchants
to call, rooms No 1 and 2, over the old
postoffioe on Jefferson street.
W. H. PAULLING.
Fresh Pineapples in to-day, sweet and
luscious. Direct from the Florida pine
graves J. J.CATOGNI.
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
At Now York?New York, 6 runs, 13
hits, S) errors. Brooklyu, 0 runs, 13 hits.
2 errors. Batteries; Rusie uutl Warner:
Payne anil Grim.
At Pittsburg?Pittsburg, 0 runs, 11
hits, 3 errors. Louisville, 5 runs, 8 bits,
2 errors. Batteries: Killen and Sugden;
Cunniughnm and Wilson.
At Washington?Washington, 10 runs,
31 hits, (I errors. Cincinnati, 10 runs,
21 hits, 2 errors. Bntteties: Melanies
and McOuire; Khret and jSehrlver.
Second game?Washington, 8 runs, 14
hits, 1 error. Cincinnati, 4 runs, 11 nits,
2 errors. Batteries: Bresuaban aud Far
rel I; Dwyer and Sohrlver.
At Boston?Boston, 11 runs," 11 lilts, 1
error. Philadelphia, 0 runs, 7 hits,13 er?
rors. Batteries: Klobedau/. and Beriten;
Orth and McFarlnnd.
At Baltimore?Tie game?Baltimore, II
runs, i) hits, II errors. Chicago, 8 runs,
0 hit', 2 errors. Batteries: Corbett and
Clark; Thornton and Donobue. Called
at the end ot the ninth inning on account
No game scheduled between Cleveland
and St. Louis. ~
Standing of toe Clubs, w l PCt
Baltimore. 80 33 708
Bo-ton. 8:5 85 708
New York. 75 41 646
Cincinnati. (id 40 574
Cleveland. 57 5!? 401
Washington. 54 02 405
Chicago. 58 ?4 458
Brooklyn. 58 65 450
Philadelphia. 51 07 433
Pittsburg. 50 60 431
Louisville. 4!) 70 412
St. Louis. 28 80 230
standing of the clubs. W L PCt
Lancaster. 8(5 42 ?72
Newark. 8?) 53 COS
Richmond. 71 53 577
Hartford. 78 54 575
Paterson. 63 (ill 477
Norfolk. 50 65 476
Athletics. 47 83 3(54
Reading. 30 ?7 271
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Fifty cents and *t at. Mnssie's Pharmacy.
Bonner, the well known restaurant
man, has op.tie'1 a private dining room
for ladies, which is Qttcd up in the most
JUST TAKE A PEEP
Into Bonner's restaurant when you pass,
".t Is certainly a thing of beauty since
he made improvements. His tables are
ladeu with everything that one wants to
eat. Anything you order will bu tilled
with dispatch by his accommodating
corps of waiters. Y'ou should see is place.
.*. /. NEW RIVER . . /.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS,
cii.ru COUNTY, VA.t
WILL MAKE REDUCED RATES
For further information address
Mrs. J. E. BISHOP,
J. E. Bishop, Manager.
Eggleston is our depot.
Philadelphia One-Price Clothing House. c
Tis n sign of money, they say, of money coming to
you. Truly so if the boy is to get a new suit for
school. Listen! Apart from the usual 80 per cent,
saving thrifty mothers may enjoy an additional saving
by buying our well known clothing. All fabrics were
bought by us before prices advanced. This saving is
considerable, and you shall benefit by it.
New School Suits are
on Exhibition To-Day.
Prices range from ?1.50 to $?.50. Special worth
at $2.50. Designs are new, especially in children's
Vestee and Blouse suits. All-in-all we show over 300
distinct suits for the lads. Not another store in Roa?
noke can show such variety, and goodness, and saving.
Strouse & Bros.' custom samples are here and the
showing has general interest?the line's so complete
with "proper" patterns that particular people?careful
dressers--will find every distinct new cried of the
year. A lit guaranteed.
Our prices always :',() per cent, under others.
Philadelphia One-Price Clothing House.
UNSURPASSED FDR EATIHG.ORIHHIHGSCODKIKC.!
D E A.L.E R I N
We are receiving the daintiest goods of the season fresh from the looms of the makers.
Every conceivable conceit of the artistic minds of the fabric-makers of the world can be
found in our store. Striking Novelties in the way of Hosiery have just been received and
are now on display.
We will have an interesting announcement to make in this space Tuesday morning.
HEIRONIMUS & BRUGH