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VOL,. XIX, SlO. 24
Bad Bicyles
COST ALMOST AS MUCH AS
Good Bicycles.
They really cost fnr more Wise
people figure that way and pur?
chase such a wheel as
THE CLEVELAND,
which runs easy for yenrs ami
then sells well second-hand.
R0?N0KE CYCLE COMPANY,
118 Salem avenue s. w.
the columbia
GHAINLESS BICYCLE
will he ou exhibition Saturday, Novem?
ber 0. Mr. C. E. Wheeler, representing
the Pope Manufacturing Company, will
he here to exhibit the wheel and explain
its superiority over the chain wheeiS.
Those Interested are Invited to call at the
store of
EDWARD S. GREEN,
Tlio Jowclcr,
the local agent for Columbia und Hart?
ford Bicycles, to inspect the "First and
Foremost Chninless Wheel."
"get ?T
"McFADDEN TRAINING OUTFIT,"
and keep up your healt h. Prices, $2, *:!.
$4, and $5.
Mr. Starr, from New York, will g've a
free exhibition at our store every night
this week at 8 o'clock.
THE FISHBURN COMPANY,
Booksellers and Stationers,
10 Campbell avenue.
Ask for Bicycle Mardl Gras Ticket
with every 25c cash purchase.
~TAKE ?T??K AT THE_
EXCELSIOR
HEATER
before buying your wootl
stove.
ENGLEBY & BRO. 00.
17 Salem avenue.
See Our BeautiM
Line of Pianos.
We are now receiving that beau?
tiful line of pianos your atten?
tion was called to a few days
ago. They will have to be seen
to be appteclated. We are
carrying our same line --MF.H
LIN, HAINES and KHOK
GEH PIANOS. An inspection
of the M EH LIN will prove ir.
to bo the finest piano ever
brought to the city. You nre
invited to call at
j. e. rogers & co..
No. IIS. Jefferson street.
Dniiciug Pumpt
form a very small part of our stock, but
stiP on this comparative!v unimportant
line we are ready ?o suit every taste and
every pocketbook. We have all styles of
shoes except old styles. Some of the an?
cient, styles shown in our picture don't
look much more queer than the style of
last year or the year before. If you want
to be strictly "up to the limit" in shoe
fashion, come here for your shoes.
BOWORE SHOE COMPANY,
110 South Joafersofl street.
ROAN(
OMNIBUS
INJUNCTION.
That Will be the Remedy Against
Land-Grabbing Scheme.
CITIZEN? OF ROANOKE HELD A
MEETING YESTERDAY AFTER?
NOON AND THE DELINQUENT
LAND TAX MATTER WAS IN?
TELLIGENTLY DISCUSSED-COM?
MITTEE OF NINE APPOINTED.
Pursuant to a cull signed by several
citizens there was a largely atteuded
mass meeting of citizens *ln the circuit
court room yesterday afternoon at 5
o'clock.
The meeting was promptly called tc
order and Jan.es P. Wood was elected
chairman, with C. M. Ar*nes as secre?
tary.
Judge Win. G. Robertson was tho
first speaker, and he addressed the tax?
payers at some length in regard to the
new law about delinquent taxes. He
also stated to the meeting the reasons
Judge Wood? granted the injunction tho
other day and he gave as his opinion,
after conference with other members of
the bar, that the only thing that could
be done at this titae was to apply to
Judge Woods for another injunction in
the name of all the taxpayers. Judge
Robertson said that there were also ir?
regularities in the way tho delinquent
tax books "^ere kept and that this caused
the delinquent, taxpayers to pay mote
than they really owtd. After giving a I
general outline ot the condition of affairs
at present the judge concluded his re?
marks.
Thos. Enaleby moved that the chair
appoint two committees, an executive
and finance committee; but before this
motion was voted on several other gen?
tlemen present speke on the subject.
Mr. Glasgow, city solicitor, said that
he concurred with Judge Robertson
about getting out another injunction,
but that this one should not ouly re?
strain the clerk from issuing notices hut
also the city sergeant from serving them.
R. P. C. Sanderson then took the floor
and gave a few facts as to the manner
in which tho assessors found out who
owned different pieces of property, and
said that no doubt some of the ptoperty
filed on was delinquent on account o' the
carelessness of the assessors.
Capt. Phil. Lockett was tho next to
take the lloor and he presented a plan for
the forming of a syndicate in this city to
raise money and buy the delinquent
property and hold the same for the own?
ers a certain length of time.
Capt. A. Mcllugh combntted this idea
by saying that it was no doubt a good
scheme, but th?t it was Impracticable
owing to the length of time it would take
to raise the amount needed,which was an
enormous one, and that in the meantime
the thirty days notice wouh". have ex?
pired aid the damage would be done be?
fore tho remedy could be applied. He also
stated that the only way to remedy the
pending evil was to get an omnibus in?
junction and so stay all proceedings until
the legislature should meet and perma?
nently remedy it. He stated that any
citizen could get tho benefit of tlie in?
junction issued the other day by filing a
petition. Capt. McHugh also recom?
menced the appointment of an executive
committee.
Li. H. Co:ke said that tho applicants
for delinquent property had to get the
city engineer to make a survey of the
property, which he generally did in his
.ofllcp, but the people should see that he
was made to go to their nouses and sur?
vey the lots and in that way they would
know something was wrong.
Thos. Engleby moved that tho chair
appoint a committee of nine to have full
control of all the interests of tho tax?
payers with full power to engage coun?
sel, to form sub committees and to do
anything else to protect the citizens of
the city.
This motion was seconded by Capt.
Me? ugh, who] moved that this committee
be specially charged to memorialize the
legislature to modify the present law.
The chair said he would appoint the com?
mit tee nftar due consideration.
The following preamble and resolution
was presented by Thos. Engleby and ac?
cepted.
"Whereas, the citizens and taxpayers
at tending this meeting have been reiiu
bly informed that a number of our own
citizens "have tiled applications in the
clerk's ofliee of the hustings court with
i the object, in view of purchasing lands
j which have been sold for delinquent taxes
to the commonwealth of Virginia for the
amount of tho taxes due thereon; and
Whereas, in most instances, if they
succeed in their object, they will obtain
property of other citizens and tax payers
at grossly inadequate prices; and
"Whereas, under the law as it now
stands no notlco is required to be given
to tue actual owner of the property, and
3KJE, VA., T?E8D?
in (tinny instances the present owners
will lose their property and have no
remedy for recovering the same against
the parties purchasing it for a ?um much
less than its value; and
Whereas, a Dumber of taxpayers were
ignorant of the provisions of the law
and nr'! urahle in the present depiessed
condition of business to raise the taxes
assessed on their property on so short no?
tice; and
"Wheroas, it is tho sense of this meet?
ing that this action on the part of our
own citizens is calculated to encourage
parties outside of the city to oppress our
people, and
"Whereas, They do not believe that
the citizens who arc engaged in these
proceedings have fully considered the
disastrous results which will accrue to
a large portion of our citizens ;f this law
is taken advantage of, which, in the
opinion of this meeting, is so unjust in
its operation; but on the contrary it is
believed if they have the effect of these
proceedings fully pointed out to them
they will, as good citizens, forbear to op?
press our own people.
"Be it resolved, therefore, th *t all
parties living within the city of Hoanoke,
Ya., who have filed, or who contemplate
filing, applications for the purchase of
land of taxpayers which havebeen sohl for
delinquent taxes to the commonwealth
of Virginia, be and they are hereby re?
quested to uesist from such proceedings
anil thus, so far as lies in their power,
assist in discouraging the enforcement
of 'i law which, however goad its object,
in its operation and effect Is oppressive
und unjust in the extreme.''
The following nmendment was sub?
mitted by Mr. Glasgow and also ac?
cepted:
"This resolution, however, is not to
apply to any one filing applications for
the purpose of protecting theorvnerof
the property or any one interested
therein.'*
There being no more business the
meeting ndjouraed sine die.
A FATAL FIRE.
A Six-Year-Old Child Burned to Death
Yesterday Morning.
An alarm of tire was turned in yester?
day morning at ?:'$() o'clock from box 88,
which proved to be the most serious fire
that has occurred in this city for years.
When the fire companies responded*they
found the fire t" be confined to the cloth?
ing of the six-year-old daughter of
Thomas H. Stevens, 714 Eighth avenue
southeast, and before the flames could be
quenched the unfortunate little girl had
beeu frightfully burned about the body
and arms.
Medical aid was hastily summoned and
everything possible done, for the little
sufferer, but no relief came until a few
hours afterwards when the Great Physi?
cian put in his appealane.e and called the
spirit of the little one to a brighter
world.
The cause of this terrible atlliction
upon this home wns a common one?
the kerObOne oil can,'and it happened in
this way. The little child poured some
oil on some kindling in the house and
when in the act of lighting it the blaze
suddenly jumped and caught her cloth?
ing with the above results.
Members of the fire department say it
was the most heart-rending scen? they
ever witnessed and the condition of the
child was extremely pitiful. Parents
who read of this sad affair should profit
by it, or else a like case may occur in
their homes.
BABY COATS A N'T) CAPER.
We are making big reduction in our
line of baby coats and capes. You can
buy here for almost half what other
houses charge you, large stock to select
from. PALAIS ROYAL, 101 Salem
avenue, M. Indorrky, proprietor. ^
11AVEMBYER BETTER.
Stamford. Conn., Nov. H.?Mr. Have
meyer is much better to-day and expects
to attend to his busines? In a few days.
UUTTERWORTH IMPROVING.
Cleveland, Nov. 8.?The condition of
CommissionerJ{Butterworth is much Im?
proved this evening. He had a lorn;con?
versation with his son thfs afternoon.
Senator I lamia has changed his plans
and will go to New York in a few days.
BROMO Selt/.ei. 8 cents bottle, small;
20 cents bottle, medium.
At Chas. Lyle's Cut Kate Drug Stores.
A SLY OLD DOG.
Seaford, Del., Nov. 8.?A local doctor
has prescribed kissing as a sure cure for
Indigestion, and some, chronic dyspeptics
here will form a society to advance tho
idea. One man ivho has suffered with
the trouble for twenty years, and tri**d
hot water, pills of all sorts and massage,
claims to have been cured by regularly
kissing a pretty girl. He says it excites
the nerves of the mouth and thus aids
digestion.
NINETEEN MEN LOST.
Buffalo, N. V., Nov. 8.?The steamer
Idaho, of the Western Transit Line,
foundered in eight fathoms of water at
4:8C o'clock yesterday morning off Long
Point, on Lake Erie. Nineteen of her
crew are believe' to have been drowned.
WALKING HATS AT h!)c.
A great collection of new fashionable
alpines and walking hats, otrict'y new
hats tnat have been selling .'?11 along at
$ I 80 and some as high hh $1.US. Your
choice this wtek in all colors except
black at (V.'c.
PA?AIS ROYAL, 101 Salem avenue.
New crop ot Kigs just received at CA
TOG NFS.
OKE
lY. NOVEMBER 9,
WONDERFUL
GOLD FINDS.
Wyoming Much Excited Over Re?
cent Discoveries.
ANOTHER GOLD DISCOVERY IN
ALASKA SAID TO EQUAL THAT
THAT OK THE KLONDIKE FIELDS.
A VERITABLE MOUNTAIN OF
GOL$ NEAR THE TOWN OK GRAND
ENCAMPMENT.
Grand Encampment. Carbon county,
Wyo., Nov. S.?A seven-ton boulder has
caused a gold excitement in Wyoming. A
honeycohihed rock, scarcely larger in
diamete^ than the wheel of an ordinary
farm vfagon, has precipitated a uelu
boom, started a geld camp, and made the
residents of Wyoming for the first time
"gold mad." A white (mart/, surface
float in Purgatory Gulch, unheeded there,
perhaps, for centuries, has been found to
hold within its llintlike walls a golden
treasure, amounting to $24,584, or $3,512
in round numbers for each ton of its
weight.]
Sixty,miles from the nearest railroad
on the north, and separated from civili?
sation By mountain barriers for a hun?
dred miles to the cast, west, and south,
here in the veiy heart of the foothills of
the Sierra .Madre rcngo of the continen?
tal divide, is thought to have been dis?
covered a real El Dorado. Where less
than a mouth two not fifty people resided
iu an area of more than 300square miles,
to-day hundreds of anxious prospectors
are scouring mountain and canyon in the
hope of finding the golden veins from
which the gold boulders must have been
eroded ages ago.
Four tni'es southwest of the new town
of Gtand Encampment is n mountain
largely covered with golden lloat. It is
looked upon as being one of the wonders
of the camp, and has been called "The
Mountain of Gold." It is, perhaps, 3,000
by 0,000 feet in dimensiDtis, and, at Its
crest, is S,500 feet above the level of the
sea. Nine great parallel dykes of heavy
mineralized quart/, traverse it from
northeast to southwest. These dykes
are all cropping, and stand out as plain
as the rows of con in a field. Quartzlte
aud mica schist separate them from each
other, and experienced miners believe
that with depth the dykes will all con?
verge and form one mammoth body of
ore. The float on this mountain is by
far the richest yet discovered in the
camp. Pieces no larger than a hen's
egg have been found to run from 50 cents
to a dollar pure gold, and chosen chunks
from the dykes have assayed as high as
$71,1100 per ton.
ALASKA'S NEW FIELDS.
Tacoma, Wash., Nov. S.?A gold dis?
covery which equals that of the Klondike
has been made on Koyukuk river,Alaska,
according to David Ward, miner and ge?
ologist, just returned from Alaska. He
kept his secret until yesterday, just pre?
vious to depaiting for his home at Kan?
sas City, where he will form a company
to werk the new gold field.
Early last summer Ward was working
hie way toward the head waters of the
Koynkuk river with two Indiana. Ouo
afternoon they stopped and decided to
prospect for cold, as the conditions
seemed favorable. While driving stakes
for a provision cache, Ward saw some
small gold nuggets in the loose dirt at his
feet. They had struck what proved tobe
I a pocket and worked it all night, taking
! out nuggets which in places were as thick
j as potatoes in a hill. Ward took $800 in
j gold from the hole.
He ascended the stream for 1<H1 miles,
prospecting also twenty tributary
streams and gulches. In all of them he
found gold and several of them very rich.
Running out of provisions he returned
to the Yukon river, .after securing twenty
pounds of gold dust and nuggets. In de?
scribing the new district Ward says:
' It can be worked the year round. I
came l.Bck to make arrangements to de?
velop these mines on a large scale. I am
aoing to take a score or more of my
frlendr. with me on my return next spring,
anil the location won't be r. secret long
after we)locate what claims we need there.
My pnrtuer will beat the mouth of the
Yukon when the ice goes out next, spring,
for wo intend getting in ahead of the
rush which will surely follow.
"There is room for thousands there,
and I w-ll gladly make public further
details after'my claims are located. '.We
shall go to St, Michael's in our own ves
ael and lake along n small steamer to iis
rend the liver. I found one (dace where
the course of the river can be changed
and the present bed laid bare for a dis
tance of thirty miles, it will be found
full of gold. Everything indicates it."
Doll Rabies and Toys, new and cheap
Gravatt'a Fair, '?> t-'alem avenue.
Breakfast, 25 cents; dinner, 25 cents;
supi>er 25 cents. Meal tickets) p4. J.
J. Catognl's retitauraut.
THE JURY SECURED,
The Trial of Thorn Will Commence
This Morning,
L?ng Islcnd City, N. Y., Nov. 8.?The
jury in the Thorn trial was completed
early this nfteruooii and an adjournment
was then takeu until !):'ii> to-morrow
morning.
The jurors are Jacob Bntnstead, an
oyster packer; Michael Mulgnnnon,
farmer: Krank E. Marsh, saloon keeper;
Charles J. Michaels, oysteruan; Magnus
Ijarston, contractor; John K. Couklin,
carpenter; David K. Wheeler, a layer of
dust-proof floors; John Coura-1 Schlegel,
contractor; Peter Peters, merchant; T
D. llellows, real estate agent, and Jo?
seph L. Towusend, farmer.
Bumstead will be foreman. The selec?
tion of the jury was the most rapid work
overdone In a big murder trial,and the case
will be one of tlie most interesting of its
kind in the history of the country.
AMERICAN SPIES IX SPAIX.
Complete Details of Ports and War Ships
Procured.
London, Nov. s. ? it is said that United
States secret service men have secure'
complete details of Spain's fortifications
and of every vessel that Spain can utilize
in the event of war. Xot only are the
tonnage and armament, the guns and
their calibre specified, but full details are
given of the exact condition tf the boil?
ers in each vessel, and just what sneed
may be expected of the ship under ordi?
nary steam and under forced draught.
THE POOH PHYSICIAN'.
An Agency Established for the Collection
of Bad Debts.
Jersey City, X*. .L, Nov. 8.?Articles of
incorporation of the "Physicians' Collec?
tion Company of the United States of
America" have been filed in the county
clerk's office iu Jersey City. The pur?
pose Is "to collect by suit and otherwise
debts and obligations line and owing to
physicians." The capital stoolf Is $50,000
ami tl,e incorporators a--e William P.
Shaw, of Colorado Springs; John H.
King, of Cincinnati, and Walter K.
Bitdsall, of Jersey City.
HOOD'S Sarsaparille, 05o bottle.
Paine'a Celery Compouud, 72e bottle.
Tutt's Pills, Hie box.
At Chas. Lyle's Cut Hate Drug Stores.
AXOTII RRCONFI HENCE.
Now York, Nov. 8.?The tobacco ex?
aminers who are attempting to tlx a uni?
form scale (or a tax on tobacco hold their
third conference at the public storey to?
day.
JERSEY PROSPERITY.
Washington, N. .)., Nov. 8.?The large
piano manufactory of Cornish & Co. re?
sumed with a full force today after a
long idleness.
SPENT TOO MUCH MONEY.
New York, Nov. 8.?Lew Dockstader,
the actor, made an assignment to day.
Xo statement yet of assets and liabilities.
A PROPER PRECAUTION'.
Xew York, Nov. 8. -Eight Chinese
passengers on tho steamship Seneca,
which arrived here to-day from Havana,
were transferred to Holl'man Island for
observation and fumigation.
LAW AGAINST FOOTBALL.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 8.?The legislature
to-day passed the bill making football
playing within the State limits a mis?
demeanor and imposing a tine for violat?
ing the act. The vote stood7;? to \~>.
6IAM APOLOGIZED.
New York, Nov. 8.?A cablegram from
Bangkok says that the government or
Slam has formally apologized to Minister
Barrett fortbe assault'by soldierson We
Consul General Kellett.
FLOATING DRY DOCK.
Havana, Nov. 8.?The long expected
floating dry dock, built in England and
spacious enough to accommodate large
iron (dads, arrived here yesterday. It
crossed the Atlantic without ''.image.
P. X. PHELPo.
Kind Words for Hobbie Piano Com
pany.
i bought from tho Bobbie Company a
piauo which has been in constant use for
several years, has never been out of order
and has given perfect satisfaction. 1
bought on the Instalment plan, which
was perfectly satisfactory. I never dealt
with more correct men.
Very truly yours,
P. X. PHELPS.
Near Lynchburg, Va
FOR SALE?XICE TRUCK FARM.
Good truck farm, 1 mile south of
city, (known as the Cyphers farm) excel?
lent frame dwelling of t> rooms, all in
good order. 'Large barn. This tract eon
tains about 8} acres III high state of
cultivation and abundantly watered.
Will rent this property monthly, subject
to sale Apply to
T. E. B. HARTSOOK, Sole Agent.
_ Eastman's Xo. 9 Eureka Camera
is a simple instrument tor use
_^f.ft wiih glass plat es. Makes pictures
ijJ'l'-xlU inches, and has space in the
Bg back for three double plate hold
?I ers. Safety shutter. Fine achro
J** matlc lent-. Pi ice $-1.
ROANOKE CYCLE CO.,
108 Salem Avenue s. w.
PRICE 3 CENTS
i AMNESTY
FROM SPAIN.
Council Approves Proposal For
Cuba and the Philippines.
THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT DE
NIES THAT ITS ACTION" RE?
GARDING GEN. WEYLER WAS
THE RESULT OF ANY SUGGES?
TION FRO31 WASHING TON.
Madrid, Nov. S.?The cnh'net council
bus approved the proposal of political
amnesty for Cuba anil the Philippines.
The government denies that the nction to
be taken with regard to the remarks
made by Lieut. Gen. Weyler to the depu?
tations that waited ou him shortly before
ho left Havana is the result of any sug?
gestion on the subject received from
Washington. No communication has
been received from the American govern?
ment on this subject.
El Liberal, referring to '"mysterions
threats made in New York by people In?
terested in separatist affairs" and to the
"revelation of gigantic immoral specula?
tion," says: "No doubt anxiety has been
greatly increase;! during the last t wenty
four hours. It it* known that the Cuban
revolutionary committee Is trying to
place war bonds among filibusters, offer?
ing lidiculblis ami imaginary guarantees.
The committee proposes also to .stamp
dollar pieces 'redeemable when the Span?
ish troops have evacuated Cuba.'
'?We have done everything to assure
peace iu Ctlb.i, and have thereby acquired
the good will of Europe and international
right.
"Therefore, we should not toleratu
offensive interference, and we can meet
tranquilly any oomplicatious arising out
of such interference. We do not believe
the United Statos government, wi'l asso?
ciate Itself with those adventurers, but
even if this should happen we must not
deviate from the line of conduct that
honor and duty dictates."
The government lias received a cable
message from the autonomist leaders in
Cuba, accepiiug on beh&lf of the party
the appointments tendered representa?
tive autonomists on the nomination of
Marshal Blanco, among them the provin?
cial governorships, wh'eh have been as?
signed as follows: Province of Havana,
Senor Jose Hrir/.on: Ftnar Del Rio, Senor
Marcos Garcia; Puerto Principe, Senor
Refael Vasallo; Santiago de Cuba, Senor
Enr'que Caprilles. Senor Francisco de
Armist, a reformist, has been appointed
governor of Matanaas province.
OPENS IN LYNCHBURG.
Hobbie Piano Company Again Resumes
Business in the Hill City.
Messrs. Hobbie and Hmhlo were in
Lynchburg 'last week, when they leased
the largo store, corner Main and Eighth
streets, opposite.llotel Carroll, where|tho
Hobbie Piano Company will open a large
music store within a few days. The
store is being thoroughly modernized and
lit tod tip especially to suit the piano [and
organ[business.',Two car loads ofpianosare
now on thu way foi this house. Mr. W.
B. Bllddo, who for several years has been
connected with the Hobbie mCompany iu
this city, together with Mr. C. W. Whit
more, who has tieeu with the company
for ten years, will have charge of the
Lynchbnrg business. The Hobbie Com?
pany were originally established in
Lynchburg away back in l*sl. which
place was their headquarters for years.
IMPORTANT TO CLOAK BUYERS.
150 Capes in Plusband Cloth, at less
than manufacturers1 prices. Guarantee
a saving of 50 per cent. At R.
SCHILLER'S, 12 Salem avenue.
REMOVED.
We have moved our lumber 'yard, mill
and ottice* to the corner of Commerce
street and First avenue northwest, just
opposite the freight depot, where we
hope to be better prepared to serve the
trade than heretofore. CENTRAL
MANUFACTURING COMPANY, by R.
II. Angell, President.
THK WKATHKK.
Forecast for Virginia: Kaln: warmer;
??:?-. I i<rl v wln.lS.
NEW STYLE F
gchr gros, fliana
The Standard of the World.
SOLE DEALERS.
Factory Priot*. Ei.y F.ymontl.
No InUrtlt.

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