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VOL. XIX, NO. 2i
?The annual family gathering
it the Thanksgiving table, the
?hildren's Christinas tree,
groups of friends gathered to
puss a winter's evening?all
make delightful indoor subjects
"for -winter Kodaking, while
the fields and trees in snowy
garb make quite as beautiful
subjects for out-door work as
do the green groves and mea?
dows of summer. Kodaks,
$5 to $15. Sold either for
cash or on instalment.
118 Sulein avenue h. w.
will be on exhibition Saturday, Novem?
ber (i. Mr ('. K. Wheeler, representing
the Pope Manufacturing Company, will
ho here to exhibit the wheel anil explain
its superiority over the chain whcets.
Those interested are Invited to call at the
store of
Tlnj Jewell r,
the local ngeut for Columbia and Hart?
ford Bicycles, to inspect the ''First and
Foremost Chaluless Wheel."
Mr. Harry St:irr, ot Now York, will
give an exhibition in front of nur store
this evening nt s o'clock. His object
will b<i to show the merits of the Mc
Fadilen Exerciser.
This is well worth seeing. Send the
10 (!nmpbell avenue.
Ask for Bicycle Mardi Gras Ticket
rwith every 25c cash purchase.
See Our Beautiful
Line of Pianos.
We are now receiving that beau?
tiful line of pi.mos your atten?
tion was called to a few days
I BgO. They will have to be seen
to be appieciatcd. We are
carrying our same line --MF.II
1,1 X, HAIN KS and KROE
GEH PIANOS. An inspection
of the M EH LIN will prove ir,
to be the finest piano ever
brought to the city. You are
invited to call at
No. 11 S. Jefferson street.
before buying your wood
17 Salem avenue.
Then yon will be mighty sorry that von
haven't bought a pair of serviceableshr.es
for fall wear. Men's shoes for hid wea?
ther may 'M' ?f heavy russet, leather, and
a woman, if she is wise, will provide ser?
viceable Shoes for sloppy days We have
all sorts of wet weather and dry weather
shoes. _
110 South Jefferson street.
Four Persons Killed and a Number
of Others Injured,
Chnrlottesvillo, Va., Nov. ??Tho
Chesapeake and Ohio train, known aa the
"F. F. V.," left here nu hour late yester?
day afternoon, and three miles east of
Charlottesvillc, at tho old Keswlek dam,
was almost totally wreekeil at 1:25
o'clock. Four persons were killed -anil
seventeen more or less injured. News of
the wreck was brought to this city by
Conductor S. C. Buster, who had run all
the way. A wrecking train was at once
made up anil tool; Drs. R. W. and Hugh
T. Nelson, F. \V. oh ine, II. S. Hedges, .1.
K. Enrly, .1. P. Rrowninir, and several re?
porters and others to the scene of the dis?
The accident occurred on a very sudden
and sharp curve at the old Shadwell
dam. On the left side of i he track is au
abrupt hill, coming down to within a
few feet of the rails. On the right side,
which is the inside of the curve, or was,
for there is no track there now. is the
Rivanna river within some sixty feet. It
was just here that the derailment oc?
curred. The engine, instead of following
tho curved track, left H, and kept
straight into the rocky hillside, /vhcre it
lies a dismantled boiler. The express
car did not. follow tho engine, but 200
feet further en it went to smash against
the hill.
The baggaue-car turned into the river,
wherein one end is submerged. Another
car went the same way. ifoth are
wrecked. The sleeper "Salola" went
over on its side. The dmintr-car and the
Richmond sleeper remained ou the track
Altogether, the scene was ouo of inde?
scribable confusion, and it is little less
than miraculous that scores of persons
were not killed instead of only four. The
train, according to tho passengers, was
running at a very high rate of speed, aud
tiie momentum of the engine, which
thrust itself against the hillside, must
have been terrific The engineer, Robert
L. Duke, of Hanover, and Fireman Nick
Bailey, of this city, were thrown from the
cab?Bailey against the hillside Kithout
injury, aud Duke, iu some unaccounta?
ble way, under the engine.
When Bailey and Conductor S. C. Bus?
ter discovered Duke, he tvas struggling
out from beneath the great driving
wheels of tho mogul. Ho was. terribly
injured, bus ful' of pluck. He was taken
out aud laid ou a litter on the trackside,
where, after proper surgical attention,
he was left until needed service could be
rendered to the otheis injured. The doc?
tors regarded him'.as desperately and
fatally wounded, but Duke expressed tire
opinion that he would pull through.
The cnuse of the accident has not been
definitely ascertained, but it is believed
to have been due to spreading rails. The
engine left the track on a sharp curve
and was hurled against a rocky hill. All
of tire cars except the dlmmr car and the
Richmond sleeper were derailed. Two
cars plunged end foremost down the steep
r miiankmeut and one of them went into
the Rivauna river, which at this place
skirts tho track. The day passenger
coach anil the expr?ss car were ba'Uy
As soon after the crash as possible the
uninjured passengers an! trainmen be?
gan the work.of rescue ,tnd aiding the in?
jured. Word was sent to this place and
a wrecking train with physiciaus was
immediately dispatched' to the scene of
the wreck. Tae body of Henry Burnett,
the colored porter, was the last recover?
ed. He w??S terribly mangled, having
b -en in the baggage car. "A foot, sup?
posed to have been his, was first discover?
ed, and later a portion of the head. The
body was literally d'siueiubereit. Mnreno
had but ti legs cut off and died at the hos?
pital at Charlottesvillo.
Among the uninjured persons on the
trait: were Senator . Orville H. Platt, of
Connecticut; Commissioner of Pensions
H. Clay Evans, nnd Representative Wal
t r Evans, of Louisville, Ky.
1 he local railway oilicials after investi?
gating the cause of the accident declared
that it was not due tp spreading rails,
t hough they are not able to give even a
theory. They state that tho tracks at
the spot are true and examination reveal?
ed that they are tied securely.
It is said that the breaking cf an axle
led to tht wreck.
The dead are Henry Burnett, colored
porter, Keswick, Virginia. An Italian
woman named Mernra and infant, be?
lieved ^to be from Cincinnati. Phelix
Mnreno, died after removal to Charlottes
FOR RENT.?Three nice rooms sulta
hie for light hm?ekteping. Apply to M.
H. JENNINGS, 510 Church street s. w.
The Court Frees Him From a
Serious Charge.
The cnso of W. A. Nol)lo, late ctty au?
ditor, charged with forgery, was con?
tinued before Judge Woods yesterday,
and when the commonwealth's attorney
attempted to introduce testimony tend?
ing to show that Noble bad issued a city
warrant to himself without authority
from the Council und salary was over?
drawn, Mr. Watts, counsel for the de?
fendant, objected on the ground that
while Noble might be guilty of an otfense
lie was not guilty of forgery when he
signed bis own name to the warrant.
After quite a spirited discussion be?
tween Commonwealth's Attorney Lyle
and Mr. Watts, Judge Woods held that
i the simple issuance of a city warrant
without authority was not forgery, but
when such a warrant was issued to ob?
tain goods or other articles of value the
party so using it would bo guilty af ob?
taining ttooos under false pretenses,
which oar law makes larceny.
In rendering his opinion Judge Woods
said he thought a ens.* such as the com
monwealtb sought to set-up fchruld be
forgery, but it was eimply analagous to
one in which a [arty purporting to have
authority signs the name of another to
a check or note as by himself. Tins, he
said, had been declared to l>e no forgery.
Ho could, therefore, not allows the trial
to be proceeded with, when the jury
I would he so hedged about with iustruc
I Hons as to compel them to find for the
accused. Tbi& would, he said, be acting
I unfaii to the jury, and in directing the
acquittal of the defendant he felt, that
he ought to assume the responsibility.
Accordingly the jur fouud a verdict
of not guilty as instructed. The con?
clusion reached in this case means the
acquittal of Mr. Noble, for-while there
are one or more similar chnra.es pending
against him they will be nolle prossed or
meet with the same fate as the first case
brought before the court.
The division naturally gives great
satisfaction to Mr. Noble and bis friends,
who see in it. a virtual vindication of his
course as a city ollicer.
tion to-day at !) o'clock at Market square.
GREEN WAY, Auctioneer.
Appalling Report Made by the Keeper of
the Penitentinry.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 5.?The report of
the principal keeper of the Georgia peni?
tentiary, as just made to the general as?
sembly, is simply appalling. There are
2,235 convicts, and of these 470 are for
capital offenses, namely, 1178 for murder
and 02 for criminal assault. There are
also 201 cenvicts for attempting to mur?
der and SI for attempted criminal assault.
Commenting, the Augusta Chronicle
"Thus the murderers and ravlshers,
actual or attempted, now in the Georgia
penitentiary foot up or over one
th'.rd of the entire number. The fault is
in the law?that law which, permits the
jury to change the punishment from
death to imprisonment by a recommen?
dation to mercy. Let the ancient law of
Georgia be restored as it was before a
sentimentality equally impolitic, detes?
table and pusillanimous, chnnired it. Let
death be the portion of the murderer and
Three Deaths From This Disease Among
the Crew of a Whaling Hark.
New Bedford, Mass., Nov. I?The
whaling bark Greyhound, with her Hair
at half mast, arrived here to-day, com
plotiog a five-years1 voyage.
The crew were stricken with beri heri
about a month ago. From that disease
three died and live others were nroutdit
into port suffering from its effects, one
ot them in a critical condition. The
chief symptoms of the disease are drop?
sical manifestations, general weakness
and inflammation of nerves.
The Greyhound is consigned to Anto"e
L. Sylvia, her owner, and *he brings ?00
barrels of oil. She had previously sent
home nearly 2,000 barrels of oil, 1,001
pounds of bone and 47 pounds of amber?
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 5.- The announce?
ment was made to day of the failure of
Harry Davis' theatrical establishments,
with Unbilities of $130.000. A receiver
will probably be appointed. He held a
combination of three theatres here.
Established seventeen years. Oldest
piano and organ house in Virginia. Over
seven thousand Instruments sold to as
many satisfied customers. Thousands o
testimonials as to the fair and honorable
dealings of Robbie Piano Company from
the leading business and professional
mVn, also mechanics and railroad men. of
Virginia. Is it a surprise, therefore, that
Robbie Piano Company control the best
tradu and do the latge&t business of any
house in the State!'
Only Four Republicans in the House
of Delegates.
Richmond, Yn.. Nov. f>.?The vote '.of
Tuesday for Governor and members of
the legislature was oflicinlly canvassed
yestercay in all of the cities aud counties
of the commonwealth. The result of
this ho f?r as returns have been received
here show that a small vote was ca?t.
The indicat'ons, though, are that It will
be about (50 per cent, of that polled last
y?ar. The Democrats have secured all
of the Senators and ninety-s'x of the hun?
dred members of the House. With "the
Republican and other opposition hold?
over Senators the Democrats will have
120 majority on joint ballot.
Two Prominent Cubans Clearly
State Their Positions.
New York, Nov. 5.? TheT Herald repro?
duces a fac Kindle of a letter sent by (Jen.
Maximo Gome/., nlso a statement by Sal?
vador Cisncros Itetancourt, formerly
president of the Cuban republic, which
will set at rest the question as to the pos?
sibility of the insurgents accepting any
terms except absolute independence. It
can be stated also that the government at
Washington has letters|from General Go?
mez and other prominent leaders in tho
Held in Cuba to the same effect. Ex
President Cisneros writes as follcws:
"independence or death has been and
is our motto. We would rather see our
beloved country disappear amid a. heap of
ashes than ncc?pt any concessions, no
matter hew ample, unless they carry
with them the absolute independence of
Cuba. To obtain this many of Cuba's
best sons have given up their lives: to
obtuin this many other sons are daily
shedding their blood, which, absorbed by
the plants of our soil, we breath in the
air we inhale."
General Gomez, In his letter, says:
'?The enemlea of Cuba have circulated in
the United States tho rumor that I am
disposed to accept autonomy as a basis
of settlement or solution of the present
war. The constitution of Cuba abso?
lutely establishes in article 11 that pence
is to bo negotiated upon the basis of the
abso1 nte independence of Culm. It is to
obtain independence that wo have been
fighting for two years and will continue
to fight until victory be ours. All state?
ments that have been made hitherto or
may in fnture be published to tho effect
that we are willing to accept any solu?
tion short of independence]should bo re
tXanl.'d ms false. We will fight for abso?
lute independence, as we stated in tho
manifesto issued at. Monte Cristi, as also
it was later set down in our constitution,
and as we are daily confirming it, by the
shedding of our blood on the battlefields."
A First-Class I.iuo to be Run From
Eastern Cities.
Philadelphia, Nov.."?. ? Tho first line of
first-class steamers to the Klondike lias
been organi?ed in this city, with Charles
IT. Cramp, of the shipbuilding firm of
that name, as president.
There will be five vessels in all, and
the first will start next spring, clearing
from Now York or Philadelphia, aud
stopping at San Francisco, Kenttle and
Taeonia. Each of these ships will ac?
commodate about 400 lirst-class passen?
gers and several hundred second class.
They will make connections with rail?
roads on the Pacific and with transpor?
tation boats in the mining region, while
for tho accommodation of passengers
from abroad arrangements will be made
with the American Line, so that a gold
seeker from tho c t her side may buy a
through ticket Irom Southampton to
Dawsou City.
These vessels will arr've in Alaska at
the opening of navigation on the Yukon.
Each will carry 2,000 tons of freight.
.T. it. Hoadley, of New York, is first
vice-president of the new company, which
has oilicev in New York, Philadelphia
and Chicago, and is about to open others
in San Francisco, Seattle and Tacomn.
Washington, Nov. 5.?Judge Day spent
half an hour with the President this
morning discussing the Cuban situation.
Gen. Dee cnllen during the interview.
Lee leaves for New York to-morrow and
will Kill for Havana on the loth instant.
Stamford, Conn., Nov. 5.? It is said
that the condition of H. O. Havemeyer is
much improved, and it was learned this
afternoon that ho is probably out of rtaa
ger, though the family refuse to make
any statement.
Baltimore, Nov. 5. Murray Yandiver,
tho chairman of the Di mocratlc State
committee, to-.lay admitted Senator Gor?
man's defeat aud sad that ho was con?
vinced of the correctness of tho returns.
? 1897.
Van Wyck Will Make a Glean
New York, Nov. ?.?Already the pres?
sure of UL ollice-seekiug horilo is being
forced upon the victors of the Greater
New York municipal contest, and Rich
aid Croker would fain seek seclusion for
a while In the country. Nearly all of the
men who were at the head of the city de?
partments during the period of misman?
agement exposed by the Lexow inquiry
are candidates for a share in the spoils of
the consolidated city.
Over in Brooklyn the regular organiza?
tion is preparing to make a stern demand
for its share upou Mayor-elect Robert A.
Van Wyck, who as a Tammany man is
expected to favor the braves in the big
wigwam in Fourteenth street. The task
of satisfying these and other couflictina
demands is a tremendous one, when the
amount of patronage to he distributed is
For ?-ix months after he assumes office,
under the tJrenter New York charter,
Judge Van Wyck will have th<> power of
removing the heads of all the city de?
partments, and ho intends to avail him?
self liberally of this privilege created for
him by a Republican legislature and
uovernor. There is uo doubt that there
j will be a clean sweet) of all the otlices.
Col. George E. Waring, head of the
street cleaning department, though a
Democrat with 'a good record, will go
with the others of the Strong adminis?
tration. He declared that he would nor
remain in office if in so doing his hands
were tied, nud he expected his successoi
would be ready to .-lep into bis shoes on
January 1.
Chi."?ago Busiucss Man Makes nn Oder
to the Pretty Cuban.
Chicago, No\. 5. ? Evangelina Cossio y
Cisneros has receive1 an olTer of mar?
riage from a wealthy Chicago business
man. The pretty Cuban refugee does
not knew the suitor, but her companion,
Miss Katberiue Thomas, who accom?
panied her from Washington, admitted
the genuineness of the oiler. She said:
"Nc, she has not accepted it. 1 think
we shall keep he until we reich Wash?
ington. All I can say is that tho pio
posal comes from a well-to-do business
man of responsibility, tin eligible person
in every respect." Miss Cisneros has
also been offered the position of cashier
in a Nashville bank.
who has my wheel, a Crescent,
will return at once a fair reward will be
paid and no questions asked. C. T.
JEXN1NGS, manager Roanoke Music
A Desperate Attempt Mnde to Break the
Market Yesterday
New Yot-K, Nov. 5.?One of the most
desperate attempts on record to break the
stock market was made this afternoon.
Rumors were circulated that Minister
Woodford had been ordered to leave Mad?
rid; that both Havemeyer and President
McKinley were dead; and finally that the
Cabinet had taken important action on
I the Cuban matter.
All the rumors proved to be mnde out
of "whole cloth." However, many banks
called in their loans and tho market sag?
ged from two to tune poiuts.
H. A. Patterson, one of the oldest
members of t he Consolidated Exchange,
failed during the excitement.
Bllieileld, W. Vn., Nov. 5 ?Special.?
W. (;. Baldwin nndoneof Ills men placed
Henry Louch In jail at thia point last
night. Couch was arrested ten or fifteen
miles in the mountains back of Panther.
He has been dodging sincu January,
1897, and swore he would never be taken
alive. The officers came upon him as be
was eating his dinner, covered him with
their Winchesters and effected his cap?
ture without trouble. Couch made an
assault on Section Master W. .I. Harrin,
on the Clinch Valley, iu January, 1N{)7,
and badly beat Harris with a pair of
brass knacks, because Harris bad dis?
charged him. He was airested and on
his way to jail escaped from the constA
hie who had him iu charge. Ho will be
takett to Russell county jail to-morrow.
Newport, R. I., Nov. 5.?Tho schooner
William Ellis sank near Stonington this
morning and the crew went down with
the vessel. It la not known how many
men were aboard. The Ellis bails from
Bra If or d, Conn.
? If you waul to uet the best
Jl COAL and WOOD send your
W orders to
108 Salem Avenue s. w.
'Phone ("8.
Now crop ot Figs just received at CA
She Will Do What She Deems Fit
About Autonomy.
Madrid, Nov. 5.?The Spanish cabinet
basjnow decided to reply to the United
States minister's acknowledgement of
the receipt of the Spanish note in reply to
tiie representations of the United States
on the subject of Cuba by declaring in
guarded terms that, with reference to
grouting autonomy to Cuba, ^Spaiu will
do what she deems lit.
It is also understood that the Spanish
government is determined in the case of
the American schocner Competitor, cap?
ture;' in Cuban waters in April. '.s'.Mi. to
maintain that the Spanish officers acied
correctly iu making the capture cf the
Competitor, and that the proton I of 1S77
solely referred to American citi/.ens re?
siding iu Cuba.
The letter of Senator Salvani, published
in the Spanish newspapers yesterday, re?
plying to the article of Mr. Hannis Tay?
lor, the former United State- minister to
Spain, on the Cuban question! recently
published In an American mng.i7.lne, has
created the greatest stir here. The Span?
ish papers hotly attack Mr. Taylor for
hi a utterances.
Measures will be taken to grant am?
nesty to the political prisoners belonging
to Porto Rico, and the governor general
of the Phillipine Islands will be Invested
with authority to pardon the families of
j insurgents of that colony.
Btrena Vista, Vit, Nov. ?.?Special?
I One of Baldwin's detectives of Roauoke,
Va., arrested a neuro woman named
Mary Waller and put iu jail at this point
last night, charging her with stealing
abont if 1,000 worth of diamonds, money
and jewelry from a party in Alleghany
City, Pa., ubout one week ano. She es?
caped and the superintendent of police
placed the case in the hands of Baldwin's
detective agency, who located the woman
In this city and arrested her. An ofllcer
from Pennsylvania is now on his way
with requisition papers.
Berlin, Nov. 5.?The Schwartz alumi?
num airship, fitted with a benzine mo?
tor, was tested to-day at the Teinplehof
Field in the presence of the chiefs of the
army and war departments. The airship
arose a thousand feel, remained in the
air for twelve minutes, ami obeyed the
mnu steering it, but later a strong wind
arose, rendering the ship unmanageable.
The experiment was considered to he
partly successful.
Paris, Nov. 5.?-William R. Foster,who
St<de .f UK1.000 from the New York Pro?
duce Exchange, and who was recently
captured in Brussels, was betrayed by
his dog. When the detectives went to
arrest Fosrer he was disguised and passed
unrecognized. The detectives knew the
dog. however, and followed the animal
until they caught up with Foster.
Boiton, Nov. 5 The expensive estab?
lishment of the I ley wood Brothers and
Wakeflelrl Company, manufacturers of
and dealers in rattan furniture, was
damaged $50.000 by fire.
Forecast for Virginia: Generally fair;
Cooler; northwesterly wluils.
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