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VOL. XIX, NO. 21
COST ALMOST AS MUCH AS
They really cost far more. .Wise
people figure that way and pur?
chase such a wheel as
which rims 'easy for years and
then sells well second-hand.
ROANOKE CYCLE COMPANY,
118 Salem avenue s. w.
will ho ou exhibition Saturday, Novem?
ber 0. Mr. C. B. Wheeler, representing
the Hope 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
EDWARD S. GREEK,
the local agent for Columbia and Hart?
ford Bicycles, to inspect the "First and
Foremost Chnluless Wheel."
On yonr way stop by our place and ex?
amine one of the "New Improved Mc
Fadden Exercisers." ?;,
THE FISHB?RN COMPANY,
10 Campbell avenue.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE
before buying your wood
ENGLEBY & BRQ. CO
17 Salem avenue.
Line of Pianos,
We arc 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 urn
carrying our snmn line --MKH
LIN, HA INKS and KKOE
GEB PIANOS. An inspection
of the M EH LIN will prove It
to be the finest piano ever
brought to the city. Yon are
invited to call at
J. E. ROGERS & CO..
No. IIS. Jefferson street.
form a very small part of our stock, but
still on this comparatively unimportant
lino wo are ready to suit every taste ami
every pocketbonk. We have all styles of
, shoes except old styles. Some of the an?
cient styles shown i?i our picture don't
look much more queer than the style of
last year or the year before. If you want
tobe strictly "up to the limit" in shoe
fashion, come here for yonr shoes.
BOYVDRE SHOE COMPANY,
110 South Jefferson street.
Franchise to the Roanoke and
Yinton Water Company.
WILL WATER BE ANY CHEAPER
TO THE CITIZENS??MANY PUB- |
LIC IMPROVEMENTS AUTHOR?
IZED BY COUNCIL?THE CITY
TREASURER SQUARES HIS BOOKS.
Council wns culled to order last night
at 8 o'clock by President J. R. Terry
with fifteen members present.
The first report received was from the
mayor, who recommended that the city
become n member of the League of
American Municipalities, which resolu?
tion was adopted. He also recommended
that another bicycle be bought for the
use of the police and that an ordinance
be passed giving a rebate of time to
prisoners on chain gang for good cou
duct, both of which wore referred to
The next in order were the monthly re?
ports of the city engineer, city sergeant,
city physician, clerk of the markets and
keeper of the almshouae, which were
read and filed.
Mr. Eox, of the finance committee, re?
ported adversely to return pound fines to
J M. Roberts; and also reported that
balance due by city treasurer ns ascer?
tained by W. E. Callaban, amounting to
$5,040.38, had been paid in by the treas?
Appropriations were supplemented as
follows: Stationery and printing, $100:
public property, $500; contingent, $500.
Mr. Page, of committee on accounts,
reported bills approved amounting to
Dr. Conlbourne. of the committee on
streets, recommended that permission bo
granted to R. H. Angell to put in a oid
tng t3 the old Kefauver property, which
On recommendation of the street com?
mittee the city engineer was Instructed
to grade Loudoun avenue u. w. and to
lay a sidewalk, the cos,t not to exceed
$500; to lay a sidewalk on Edge wood
street aud Bullitt avenue s. c. at a cost
of $00; to lay a sidewalk on Tenth avenue
s. w. at cost of $70; to put a drain in the
alley between Church and Campbell ave?
nues at a cost of $80 and to buy a carload
of drain pipe at a cost not to exceed $125.
The street committee was also author?
ized to take steps towards repainting the
iron bridges over the Roanoke river in
West End, "costing not more than $275,
and to widen Franklin Road between
Koanoke street and Seventh avenue at a
cost not to exceed $200.
Mr. Woods introduced a resolution in?
structing the city solicitor to enjoin all
persons from acquiring real estate sold
for delinquent taxes under the present
tnx laws passed by the last general as?
sembly. The resolution recites that it is
for the purpose of protecting the interests
of the city as well as those of the prop?
erty owners aud that there arc alleged ir?
regularities in the matter of the sales of
the said lands or returns of snld sales
and thnt these should be corrected before
titles should be acquired under such pro?
Dr. Hodgson,of the committee oq sew?
ers,Jsu omitted a report recommending
the putting in of a 2-f-inch drain pipe on
Centre avenue, n. w., at a cost of $000.
Mr. Evans, of the public property com?
mittee, reported that it would cost' $500
to arrange the Old Opera House for an
armory, and the matter was left in the
hands of the committee for further ie
The committee on ordinances and fire
and water, in joint report, submitted an
ordinance, which was adopted, granting
a franchise to the Vinton and Roanoke
Water Company. In this ordinance it
isstipulated that this company is to fur?
nish water to the city free of charge and
is not to charge private consumers more
than 25 cents a thousand gallons. At
the expiration of twenty-one years from
the passage of this ordinance the city
shall have the right, upon giving oue
year's notice, to purchase from the com?
pany the water works and all property,
rights, franchises and privileges.
The committee on tire an?1 water re?
ported a recommendation for the purchase
of a lot for the Alert Fire Company at a
cort of $125;' the disposal of th^ black
team of the Junior Hose Company and
the purchase of a pair of horses to take
their place and an additional horse for
the Alert Company at a cost not to ex?
ceed ?150, which was adopted.
Mr. Mullen, of the light committee,
reported a proposition from R. S.
Stearues, ?jgent for the Fort Wayne
Electric Corporation, olTering to enter
into negotiations for lighting the city,and
also the draft of a proposed contract be?
tween the city and the Roanoke Electric
Light and Power Company, both of
which matters were referred back to the
committee for report at the meeting next
?E, VA., WEDNES L
FOR HARMONY IN VIRGINIA.
Congressman Walker's Scheme for
Washington, Nov. 0.?Congressmen
Yost anil Walker, ot Virginia, were in
the city yesterday and called nt the Post
office Department upon matters relating
to their districts. Both discussed the re?
cent election in their St'<te.
"In view of the fact that the Republi?
can ticket polled 50,000 votes," said Mr.
Yost, "it seems to me that the Lynch
burg convention has been* vindicated.
Thirty thousand of these votes were cast
In the white districts, which shows an
overwhelming preponderance of senti?
ment on the part of tlio white voters.
"We know, of course, that the negroes
were tohl not to vote the McCaull ticket,
and we know also that we had every thine
to contend against?the machine, the ad?
ministration, and the iuiluenco of pa?
tronage. The result, however, shows
what might have been done if the party
had been united in a fitmt against the
Congressman Walker says that the
time lias come when the Republican
party iu Virginia ought to wipe out
factional lines. "We have had our light
before electioo," said he, "and now let
us get together."
"And how is this to be accomplished?"
"My scheme would be to hold a con?
vention. Let us refer the whole thing
back to the people. If a majority of the
Republicans of Virginia are satisfied with
the Agn?w committee, let them say so in
convention. If they want to retain the
Wickham committee, they ought to be
alTorded the oppattunity to do so, but;if
they want uelther, they can name an en?
tire new committee and a new chairman
in the convention.
"For ope, I will be willing to abide by
the verdict of such a gathering. All
that I want in harmony, and if I happen
to be on the minority side I will gladly
yield my personal preference to the wis?
dom of the majority. If the lenders on
both sides would agree to let the people
settle the dispute and then abide by the
decision we would all net together and be
In splendid fighting shape for the next
BABY COATS AND CAPES.
We are making big reduction in our
line of baby coats and capes. You tan
buy here for almost hnlf what ether
houses charue you, largp stock to select
from. PALAIS ROYAL, 101 Salem
avenue, M. Indoreky, proprietor. ~
Charles Lyle's original cut-rate
drug stores (two of 'em), central?
ly located, easy to reach; one on
every corner, and stocked from
centre to circumference, from cel?
lar to dome, with fresh patent and
proprietory medicines at prime
cost, minus the amount paid the
Norfolk and Western Railroad
Company for freight. Give us a
call, if only to get our low prices
and polite attention.
The Chas. Lyle Drug Co.
KILLED HIS DAUGHTER.
ITnyden, Ky., Nov. 0.?Investigation
shows that Ben ingnlls, who shot and
killed James Singleton in an election
day quarrel, also killed his own daugh?
ter. The fatal bullet, after passing
through Singleton's body, hit the young
woman, and she died to day in great
BUTTERx ? ORTH WILL DIE.
Cleveland, Nov. 0.?B Is reported this
evening that Commissioner of Patents
Butterworth is sinking rapidly. Bis
physicians say there is no hope of his re?
WALKING HATS AT 60c.
A great collection of new fashionable
.alpines and walking hats, strlct'y new
hats that have been selling all along at
$1.30 and some as high as $1.08. Your
choice this week iu all colors except
black at 00c.
PALAIS ROYAL, 101 Salem avenue.
vX-SENATOR D1XON BEAD.
Westerly, R. I., Nov. 9.?Ex-United
States Senator Nathan Fe'lows Dixon
died at his homo here late last night,
after an illues-< ol about three weeks.
TO HANG JOHN JACKSON.
Bristol, Va., Nov. 0.?A motion for a
new trial In the case of John Jackson,
who murdered W. P. Leonard last Au?
gust, was overruled at Ablngdon, Vn.,
to-day and Jackson was sentenced to be
hanged January 8, 1808.
Washington, Nov. 0.?Senators and
Representatives are nrrivlng and are
already expressing views upon proposed
New York. Nov. O.-?Clvo de M?rodr,
the French dancer, her mother, her maid
and her dog departed to day by the
steamer T'-ave for ParlH.
)AY. NOVEMBER I
Decision of Judge Jackson as to
Tenure of Office.
APPOINTEES under civil SER?
VICE Law have a right in
EQUITY to THEIR PLACES,
WHICH they need NOT SUR?
RENDER save FOR CAUSE.
Chicago, til., Nov. 0.?A special to the
Times-Herald from Martiusburg?W. Va.,
pays: Judge John J. .lacksou banded
down n decision to-day, which holds that
a transfer cannot without trial he made
under the civil service law, beceuse it Is
equivalent to removal.
Judge Jackson insists that the appoint?
ment of a man to Federal position under
tho civil sorvico laws gives him a right in
equity to tho place,which he is"uot forced
to surrender, save for cause.
Judgt Jackson remarks in his docu
ment that the leaving of discretionary
powers in tho hands of tho heads of de?
partments makes civil service a dead let?
ter. Ho rules that tho civil service law
is entirely constitutional.
His second finding is that Congress hns
never delegated to the President and tho
commission legislative power.
His third point declares that the inter?
nal revenue service has heou placed un?
der the merit code, aad he holds that
any attempt to change the position ami
rank of ollicers in the civil service depart?
ment Is a violation of the law.
His dual holding is that tho court has
a right in mu h a case, aud has tho juris?
diction to restrain tho appointing power
from removing the officers from their
positions, if such removals are shown to
ho in violation of the civil service act.
He, therefore, orders that tho men who
have been shifted from good salaried
places to small salaried places should be
The caso, which resulted in this opin?
ion, was brought by a storekeeper in'tho
internal revenue service.
FRESH coun TRY BUCKWHEAT.
good old kind just received at
St. C'air Bros. Hot buckwheat cakes,
fresh butter und some of our "Simon
Pure" maple syrup, oh ray!
C. P. BLOUNT,
KILLED AT MENDOTA.
Bristol, Tenu., Nov. 9.?John Suits
was shot and killed at Mendota, Va.,
yesterday by Joel Kaylor. Kaylor and a
posse were in search of Suits' son, who
was wanted (oi assault, and; Suits inter?
fered. Kaylor claims to have acted in
The peerless tenor Thursday, Novem?
VESUVIUS IN ACTION.
Naples, Nov. 1).?Mt. Vesuvius is in
creat action. A stream of lava is pour?
ing of the'Atrio del Cavfllto crater, which
opened in ISO"). Two wide streams are
Mowing down in the direction of Vitrova
and Piano del Inestra.
I HAVE JUST RECEIVED 1?0 Plush
And Cloth Capes, also some Pretty
Jackets, from a trustee's sale. LATEST
STYLES. Qu a l an tee to save you 50 per
cent. Call early and get choice. K.
SCHILLER, 12 Salem avenue.
Simla, Nov. 5).?A rumor has reached
here that, an English ofllcer and thirty
five Slkhls have been intercepted by tho
tribesmen in a ravine and slaughtered,
but the rumor is not yet officially con?
Koanoko Choral Society, Academy of
CAPTURED TWO TOWX.-v
Madrid, Nov. 2.?A cable message re?
ceived here from sympathizers with the
insurgents in Cuhu says that tho latter
have captured the towns of Holguin and
Mayria, In the proviuee of Santiago do
One car of tho finest horses ever sent
out of Virginia will bo shipped this
mornintr from Hoanoke by W. II. Horton
and Company. Amouc them are some
very noted horses, namely : Berry W'ilkes,
thoroughbred Kentucky giiildmg with a
mark of 2:27 l-'2; also the fine match pair
of fi-year-o'.d mares who took first pre?
mium as a match ceam at the Botetourt
fair at Flneastle Oct. 8, 18117, trotting a
mile heat in 2:49 1 2 to the po'e: also
many others. They will be in charge of
Krank Welch, one of the hast horsemen
in the South.
THE road TO HAPPINESS.
A marriage license was issued yester?
day in the ?lerk's office to Walter S.
Gilet and Miss Blanche Hutchinson, both
of this city.
COMING FOR HIS BRIDE.
The Norfolk Pilot said yesterday: .1.
II. Cofer an I party lenvo for Roanoke.
Va., to-night, where he will to-morrow
evening wed Miss Mary A. Shepherd,
formerly of this city.
Doll Bahlen and Toys, new and cheap
Gravatt'a Fair, Halem avenue.,
Leave your orders for all flavors of ice
cream at Catogni's.
THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED.
First Step Taken to Thwart the
In appointing the committee author?
ized by the meeting of property owners
held iu the c'rcult courtroom on Monday
evening Chairman Woodajiiukea the fol?
lu pursuance with a resolution passed
nt a geueral mass meeting of the citizens
and property owners of this city held in
the circuit courtroom November 8th,
1807, 1 hnve appointed the following
executive committee: Joseph T. Eu
gleby, J. B. Andrews, C. \V. C. Wool
wine, ,), A. Jamisou, Joseph Rosenba"m,
II. 8. Trout, G. R. Henderson, T. W.
Goodwin, C. M. Armes.
This committee is fully authorized by
said meeting to take such steps and in?
stitute such proceedings us it may deem
uecessary; to notify property owners of
the applications being made; to resist
thoso who have applied for property iu
perfecting the title to same; to prevent
further applications being made as well
ns further proceedings to acquire title on
the applications that have bton made: to
petition the next legislature forarovisioa
or repeal of the present delinquent tax
law and generally to do whatever else
may be nepessary to protect the interests
of all parties concerned.
I feel sure that I speak the general
sentiment of those present at the meet?
ing when 1 express to the Evening
World an'1 The Koanoke Times my
tnauks to them for the generous manner
in which they have endeavored to give
notice to all parties of the applications
being made, and to The Times especially,
in that it had published a full list of the
properties applied for. Eor these public
benefactions both papers are to be com?
mended. Their generosity alTords a
striking contrast to the grab-game spirit
exhibited, except iu special eases, by
those who are filing applications under
said law. They are the objec's of special
conimlserntiou at tbe'handa of property
owners. The committee will meet at the
odice of Dj W. C. Woolwine Wednesday
evening nt 5 o'clock.
JAMES P. WOODS, Chairman.
Roanoke, Vit, November 0, 1807.
DON'T FORGET TURKEY.
Thanksgiving Nov. 25th. ST. CLA1R
BROS, will be the place to order from If
you are choice.*. File your rrder with us
nt once and you will not bo disappointed.
C. F. B LOU NT,
PHONE 111, 111 Jeffersou St, Manager.
WORKMEN WILL SUFFER.
New York, Nov. 0 ?It Is reported in
Wall street this afternoon that the pres?
idents of the anthracite coal railroads
have- under consideration way's' aud
means to better the anthracite situation.
It is the opinion in the trade that they
favor a restrictive policy.
LOST A SNAP.
Washington, Nov. 0.?Chief 11 a/.en, of
the secret service bureau, who was
named as a personal appointment of ex
Secretary Carlisle, has been asked to re?
sign by Secrotnry Gage. It is expected
that Thomas J. Porter, a secret service
operator, stationed nt Chicago, will be
promoted to the head of the bureau.
IN* STATU QUO.
Washington, Nov. 0.?Not a word
nbor t. Spanish-American affairs was said
at the cabinet meeting to.day. Every?
thing indicates that the Cuban question
will remain in statu quo until Captain
General Blanco has had an opportunity to
try the promised reforms, or until Con?
gress takes sonic definite action.
NEW RAISINS, Ogs, citron, dates,
oranges, leu on peel, seeded and seedless
raisins, prunes, in fact everything in sea?
son. COMPLETE LINK OF PURE
SPICES. ST. CLA1B BROS.
?Phone 111?111 Jefferson St.
A RAILWAY WRECK.
New York, Nov. 0.?News is received
of n wreck in the Pennsylvania railway
tunnel at Baltimore. The mail trains
and others from the south are de'ayed,
running a:omul the wreck. The railway
officials claim to have no details from the
wreck. So far as they know no lives
A genuine treat Thursday, November
18, at Academy of Music.
London, Nov. 0. -The British steamer |
Ichdene, which arrived at Bremen from
Brunswick, lost part of her deckload,
amount iiiu to 150 bales of cotton.
P. N. PHELPo.
Kind Words for Bobbie Piano Com?
I bought from the Bobbie Company a
piano which has been in constant use for
several years, has never been out of order
and hns given perfect satisfaction. I
bought on the instalment plan, which
was perfectly satisfactory, I never dealt
with more correct men.
Very truly yours.
P. N. PHELPS.
Ne.ir Lynchburg, Va
FOR SALE?NICK TRUCK FARM.
Good truck farm, 1 mile south of
city, (known af the Cyphers farm) excel
lent frame dwelling of 0 rooms, all in
good order. Large barn. This tract con?
tains about 8$ acres in high state of
cultivation and abundantly watered.
Will rent this property moot lily, subject
to sale Apply to
T. E. B. HARTSOOK, Sole Agent.
?> Eastman's No. 2 Eureka Camera
Is a simple instrument for u>e
Ji with glass plates. Makes pictures
m/T iUxll} inches, and has space in the
?S back for three double plate hold'
11 ers. Safety shutter. Fine nchro
ma tic len*. Price $1.
ROANOKE CYCLE CO.,
108 Salem Avenue s. w.
PRICE 3 CENTS
He Will Keep Out of Senator
BUT FORAKERITES WILL FIGHT
HANN A TO THE END?PRESIDENT
GARFIELD'S SON MAY ENTER
THE SENATORIAL RACE.
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 9.?The revolt
of the auti-Hannaites received n great
impetus, whoa the follow'ng statement
was made by b'enator .T. 13. Foraker:
''The campaign of 1897 ended with me
on last Tuesday. So long as we were
fighting a common enemy I save my en
tiro^timn and strength to the cause. I
supposed a Republican legislature meant
tho election of Senator Hannn. and not?
withstanding what I see In tho newspa?
pers still think so, but if there should he
a contest among Republicans I would
not have anything to do with it, unless
something untorseen shou'd occur to
change my mind.1'
The statement is generally undetstood
to mean that Senator Foraker tvtil not
interfere to cause tho Foraker men who
have jnst been elected to vote for IIanna.
There is no doubt but that if Seue.tor
Foraker said tho word they would vote
for Hanna, hut without Foraker's dicta?
tion they aro more than likely to vote for
any other than McKinloy's friend.
Ex-Chairman Kurl/, is very wroth at
Hanna and several of his warm friends
are members-elect of tho legislature.
Nothing more unlikely can bo imagined
than that Kurtz will do anything to help
Tho junior Senator's antagonists are
doing everything in their power to
awaken opposition to his election, and
to-day they sprlug the names of .fames
R. Garfleld, ex-State senator, and son of
tho muraorod President, as a candidate
to succeed Senator 11 an "a. Tho Garfleld
boom is not large, yet in northern Ohio
young Garfleld has a very strong follow?
ing, and he has no enemiesiu tue Repub?
Representative Harry E. M.ison, who,
with Senator W. E. Burke and-Represen?
tative Brandoy, represent -the. Foraker
faction on tho legislative delegation from
this county, says:
"There is no reason why we should
vote for Hanna. Ho fonght us openly at
the primaries and gave us no support at
the election. There ate cignt other mem?
bers of tho general assembly who feel as
we do. It Is doubtful if they have deter?
mined to vole for Hanna."
Without the votes of the Foraker mem?
bers Hanna cannot bo elected. Congress
mnu T. E. Button, whom Bushnel1
wanted to appoint at tho time he ap?
pointed Hanna to succeed Sherman, is
also diseussed as a Senatorial possibility,
and the Foraker peoplo here think ho will
accept a nomination.
FRUITCAKE baked iu time is better.
Remember St. Clair Bros, have all of the
ingredients?uew, fresh and of tho finest
quality. C. F. BLOUNT,
'Phone 111- 111 Jefferson St.
OHIO'S SICK STATESMAN.
Cleveland. Nov. 9.?Tho condition of
Major Buttei worth showed no improve?
ment early to-day. The physician says
ho has only a fighting chiuce for lifo to?
IMPORTANT TO CLOAK-BUYERS.
150 Capes in Plush and Cloth, at less
than manufacturers' prices. Guarantee
a saving of 50 per cent. At R.
SCHILLER'S, 12 Salem avenue.
We have moved our lumber yard, mill
and office I to tho 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.
H. Angell, President.
ForecKHt for Virginia: Ctearlnp; cold?
er; high winds, shifting, from aauthwcit
erly to inn th westerly.
new style: f
geht gm. |)iano
The Standard of the World.
Robbie |)iano (fto.
Fiotory Prices. Eaty Paymonti.