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From recent and past events.it appears
to be necessary lor 'any paper in Roan
oke which 11\es up for the rights of the
people at large to have a ?'fighting etti
tor" upon its staiT. The condition of
political <ind official life which makes this
necessary Is a sad commentary upon our
boasted civilization. Just so snre as a
public servant becomes incensed at the
publication of truth just so certain 'is it
that tho searchlight of investigation and
truth should be Hashed in that direction.
The Times has at every period of its ex?
istence considered as paramount the in?
terests of the citi/.ens of Roanoke and at
no time under the present management
of this paper have we failed to do battle
for what we beliered to be the rights of
the masses. The Times has nothing to
retract for what it has published relating
to the coterie of office-holders who pose
as demi-gods.iind it will always in tho fu?
ture hold up to public investigation what
it believes and knows to bo dereliction
of duty and violation of plain Uv?.
Out west they ljnched two witnesses
instead of the two criminals
Postmaster Page, of Redwater, Tex., "s
retained in office because he is the father
of quadruplets ami twins.
Europe's continuous performance goes
on. Emperor William had no sooner
quieted down than Mount Vesuvius
The strintz which Seth Low had tied to
his resignation as president of Columbia
College proved a very useful article after
An alderman of Syracuse in his sworii
statement of his election expenses, says
that he spent $900 in "renewing old ac?
quaintances and forming new ones."
The crudest blow yet dealt Henry Wat
terson comes from the Nashville Bannet,
which accuses him of "tak'ng water."
And Wat terson a full-blooded Keuttck
Farmers of the west will tlx up, specu?
late, spenil money, and finally mortgage
their farms Hgain in "Just the Same Old
Way." The old farm without a mort?
gage does not seem like the same old
The city authorities of Atlanta have
passed an ordinance prohibiting football
in that city. This relieves the State leg?
islature of the duty of putting a check to
the sport. Atlanta is bigger than ("cor
A PRIMITIVE PEOPLE.
Professor J. B. Hatcher, of Princeton
university, who returned recently from
an exploration of the interior of Patago?
nia, was in Washington the other; day,
says a correspondent oi the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat, for the purpose of de?
positing with tho bureau of ethnology a
collection of Patngonian relics,
"~"^His most interesting observations rela?
ted to the ahoriuinal tribes," respecting
Homa of which nothing was known. Or
these not the least notable were the sav?
ages of the west coast who are an
equatic people, living almost entirely iu
open boats, which thev construct with
much skill out of large pieces of beech
bark sawsd together with ?Inew and llex
ible whalebone. Of the latter considera?
ble quantities are thrown up alone shore.
These natives feed almost, exclusively
on shell fish, which they pick up along
shore, while the remains ot an occasional
seal cr sea otter, cast up by the waves or
killed with spears, series to vary the
monotony of the diet. Probably among
no other people'!n the world are the actual
necessities of life so few. With no con?
stant habitation?with no place of resi?
dence that can properly be called home?
they move about from one sheltered cove
to another. Their occupation of any
particular locality is entirely dependent
upon the abundnuce of edible mollusks
and upon the weather' which during in?
clement periods may rentier a well shel?
tered spot desirable as a temporary vil?
lage site. On a few earthen sods in the
Is especially true of Hood's Pills, for no medi?
cine over contained so great curative power In
so small space. They are a whole medicine
chest, always ready, al- nas& bj n h
ways efnciciit, always sat- EjP B 1 I ?>
isfactory; prevent a cold "b| IIB 2?^
or fever, cure all liver ills,
sit* headache, Jaundice, constipation, etc. 25c.
th Hood's Parsal
Ilching, Irritated, scaly, crusted ScnlpB. dry, thlu,
und fulling Hair, cleansed, purltleil, und beauti?
fied by wurm shampoos with Cuticura Soap,
and occasional dressing of Cuticuha, purest or
emollients, the greatest Bkin cures.
Treatment will produce a clean, healthy scalp
with luxuriant, lustrous hair, when all else falls.
Sold throughout the world. PottbrDrco abdCiibm.
Cosa?.,Sow Props., Boston.
Our*"Uow lo produce Luxuriant Hair," mailed free.
SKINS ON FIRl^^TcV.7'?-;D7ired
bottom of the family canoe is kept con?
stantly burning a small fire.whicb always j
seems on the point of going out. About
this fire they huddle when not engaged
in collecting food.
The climate is extremely cold, and
fierce storms ate constantly raging; yei.
these strange people, instead of wrap?
ping themselves in furs.eo almost naked.
Some of them are clad in scraps of cheap
calicc, obtained by barter from the
whites, which are fashioned into Hide
garments, the costume of the women be?
ing a looso skirt suspended from the
shoulders and falling below the knees.
Otbere, through choice or necessity,
cling to the primitive style of costume,
which consists merely of a narrow girth
about the loins. To this is sometimes
ndded a piece of seal skin, held by thongs
in such a way as to bo readily shifted to
any desired portion as a protection
against the wind.
For shelter on land, notwithstanding
the severe weather that prevails most of
the time, these aborigines erect structures
scarce worthy to be called huts,consisting
of a few branches of trees.
THE NEGRO NORTH AND SOUTH.
From the New Orleans Times-Demo?
crat: The Northern press has been a good
deal surprised by a letter from W. C.
Richardson, of Bradford, one of the most
prominent negroes in Pennsylvania, anil
a leader of bis race in that State, to the
New York Age, the negro organ of .this
country, in which lie not only advises the
Southern negroes to remain in'the South,
but the Northern ones to emigrate there
as fast as they can see their way clear to
do so. He gives the following reasons
for his advice:
"In the South there are schools for col?
ored children, as well as schools for white
children, and the coloretl schools are
taucht by colored teachers.
"In the Nortn colored children may get
an education, m?.y fit themselves for
teachers, but there are no schools for
them to teach. There are few situation?
in the North for educated negroes.
"My advise to the Northern negro is
to go South, where charactei is under?
stood anil where negroes of integrity, ed?
ucation and ability arc appreciated and
respected by the better class of whites.
"I have beeu asked whether I intend to
go Soutn, and have answered that I do.
Tne sober, industrious and enterprising
negro hns more opport unties lor advance?
ment in the South tliau in the North."
He further says that he intends to move
South as soon as ho conveniently can,
and prove, piactically as well as theoret?
ically, his views as the best section of the
country for the race.
These remarks are so thoroughly antag?
onistic to what the negroes are supposed
to say that they have caused a great deal
of surprise, and some of the Northern
papers, the Minneapolis Tribune, for In?
stance,have sought to combat the opinion
here expressed, anil to show how much
better the North has treated the colored
brother than we of the South have done.
"Has it not," they ask, "placed him on
terms of perfect cqunlitv with the
whites.and not only opened the schools to
him, but the same schools as the white
children go to?" This is tiie whole ques?
tion, as other negroes besides Richardson
and Booker Washington have discovered.
The North o if eis the negroes equality,
anil nothing else. He enjoys his ciril
rights there, hut. has no opening for mak?
ing a living. He is given every privilege
except that of supporting himself?and
is shut out of nearly every kind of lucra?
tive labor. This i? becoming more
marked with years, and the light, for
workgoineon in the Norih'is crowding the
negro out of nearly all trades anil indus?
tries, and they are employed only as do?
There has been a very considerable em?
igration of negroes (o the North of late,
most of them being carried there by con?
tractors to supply the places of striking
whites or to secure cheaper labor; and we
have not been scrry of this, as it has
giving that section a better comprehen?
sion of the negro question. It will bo
strange, indeed, if while this emigration
of the unskilled negro labor from the
South keeps tip towards the North the
educntea negroes cf that section'emigrute,
as Richardson suggests, to the South.
Expedition Fitted Out by King Oscar
Returns With No Tidings.
Tromsoe, Tromsoo Island, Norway,
Nov. 22.?The steamer Victoria, which
was littetl out'by the governor of Trom?
soe, under instructions from King Oscar
to search for Professoi An dree, the miss?
ing aeronaut, and his party, and which
left hen on November ?. has returned
J She brings no news as to tl.e "wherea?
bouts or movements of Professor Audree,
although exploring parties landed ten
times at various points in Dammand's
The Victoria was provisioned for eight
months ami carried a crew of fifteen
men. Paul Bjoervig, the explorer, was
one of the company. It was understood
that the expedition would search Dan
mir.itlaoeren. Advent bay, Capo Thord
seu, Prinz Karl Foreland and possibly
Dane's Island, from which point Profes?
sor Andreo'a balloon, tbu Kagle, ascended
in July '?st in bis undertaking to cross
the site of the nbrth pole. According to
the programme then published the Victo?
ria on iier return trio was to explore the
JONES DID NOT GET JUSTICE.
Conceit the Probable Cause For So Badly
Presenting the Noted Tax Case.
To the Editor of Tho Timos: As a cit?
izen und a reader I wish to thank you
for printing tho supreme court decision
which 1b being used as the bnsis of all
the agitation about delinquent taxes. It
is in such things that a newspaper is a
bulwark of tho rights of the people, by
telling them what their rights are and
affording them an opportunity to pro?
tect themselves and their homes. Every
reader of The Times got the full value
of a year's subscription in those two first
columns Thursday mornin? and it should
inspire them to pay up. By that sort of
evidence of appreciation public services
But I feel bolder now than 1 did about
that decision. In the face of tho official
opinion of that august tribunul, I ven?
ture to maintain that it was not a just
decision. Yet the court seems far less at
fault than the lawyers. I.ike many
other cases so unjustly concluded It ap?
pears to hava been badly presented, "and
if the Keebler named as administrator
of the Clark estate was the attorney who
presented tho case it would be meiely
poetic justice if the injured parties could
successfully resort to tho surety on bis
official bond for indemnity. Some law?
yers are so bombnstic as to regard their
individual opinions and the potency of
their learned discoursing before the
courts as paramount to any statute.
But it has been observed that the most
important persons who "go up against"
obscure statutes retire with all the sur?
face indications cf the keenest chagrin
nnd disappointment. Yet courts can
only decide what is before them and they
must accept as affirmed all that is not ex?
pressly denied or as denied all that is not
so affirmed?excepting such statements
of law or fact as are set up by presump?
tion. But one thiug about their conduct
that always did and does still seem to me
wronti, is the frequent, if not uniform,
custom not even to apply to the cause at
issue such statutes not pleaded as come
within the knowlede of the court. They
confine, their official knowledge to the ab?
stract doctrines of law.
Though 1 have never before seen the
decision you printed, the sustained cnse
upon which it is based appears fai weaker
than I expected to see.
lu the first place, we must bear in
mtud that Plain fid' Keebler was an ad?
ministrator. It is not stated that he
was hq administrator under a will.
Therefore, wo must assume that he was
not and that there was no will to convey
the real estate o* Decedent Clark to his
custody, ami that under the law ho had
nothing more to ilo with it than I have
Further, we must bear in mind that Mr.
Clark died after the land was sold to the
State, though before, by the limitation of
two years under the revised section 006,
it was subject to the forfeiture or penalty
of resale to tin individual applicant for
the arrears of taxes aud costs. Under
the provisions of t he statute itself that
could not have occurred unt il two years
from February, 1804. As this act was
passed January 2!), 1S0G, and could not
not have reached the parties affect cd by
the most expeditious course of mail be?
fore February, it'was in general virtu?
ally impos'ng penalties incurred before
they were ever created. But we must
also bear in mind that section 2910 of the
statute of limitations was in 1888 so re?
vised as to pro ride that "thepiriodof one
year from the qualification of a personal
representative shall be excluded from
tho computation of time within which,
by the operation of any statute or rule
of law, it may bo necessary to commence
any proceeding to preserve or prevent the
loss of any right or. remedy." By the
very highest courts it has been declaretl
that a personal representative can have
no authority to waive the rights of his
decedent or ans* beneliiciary under tlisa
bilities. To vest in him such authority
would be very dangerous. It could be
too easily abused. If Mr. Clark left a
will an?' no known heirs the laws of es?
cheat at once took charge of his land in
conflict with the summary new statute,
aud by tho "inquest of office" that law
would have provided fairly and equitably
to ascertain the lights of all parties at
interest and dispose of tho 'and accord?
ingly. By the weight of official opinion
this appears indispensable to vest in the
State an absolute title which it could con?
vey. As that, calm and just law has "the
ago ' on this historical new statute, "for
revenue only," in a conflict between them
it would seen: to prevail. That law has
never been repealed and its control in the
case does not appear to be yet disposed of.
Even the State could not consistently ig?
nore or defy its owu laws; though such a
course appeared profitable. When it tells
the citizen, "by these laws your property
will be governed and if you avoid, the
penalties here stated it shall be safe," he
has a right to rely upon that and the
IT'S NO HYPNOTIC DREAM.
A Gentleman can
Mtaml in our
with comfort anil ease,
assured he has full val?
ue for Iiis money, and
correct Shoe shapes.
We have something of
interest to dress up in
for Thanksgiving. Pa?
tent, leather is the thing
for full dress.
Spot Gash Money Savers.
State has no right by executing a Hank
movement, as it were, without his knowl?
edge, to confiscate his property and trade
it off under a forfeiture incurred, before
it was created. Therefore, article V, of
the State constitution, anil the statutes
framed to enforce it, forbid the enact?
ment or operation of auy law to apply
the penaUy imposed by such an act to
anything that occurred before the act be?
came a law. Under this jusc provision
the nets would essentially (and'naturnlly)
operate upon all penalties incurred up to
the time they were respectively repealed,
and the latest revision could not. become
operative until two years from February,
180(5, when it actually became a law.
Very likely the "1804" printed in the text
of the act is either a clerical or typo?
graphical error for the lSittl intended.
Now, then, if Mr. Clark left ao will
conveying Iiis land to the administrator
he had no control of the realty, and any
service upon hi-n as to the land would be
a mere matter of form, anil auy actual
and binding service wool'1 be upon his
heirs, as they were then the owners of
record, subject to the penally sought to
be enforced. Vet no evidence of notice
to them is shown. Lacking proper ser?
vice on the heirs, the notice would ap
pear as not served at all. If not served
no vested rights were ^forfeited. As to
the administrator, lor'whose benefit the
statute was suspended from the day of
Mr. Clark's, death to the date of the
qualification of such administrator and
one year thereafter, it would seem that
he at that time could not be made subject
to su :h a notice, because if he was the
proper person to incur the pennlty his
limit of exemption hail not expired and
could not have done so until February,
1897, and as loug thereafter as there was
time after the death of Mr. Cuirk before
his administrator qualified. If not the
proper person he. could not and did not
incur the penalty, and no putative notice
served upon him worked any forfeiture
or in auy way affected :my vested rights.
Though the court ignored that statute,
vital to the cause at issue, in' the- lan?
guage of small eirls, we should "hate to
think" our greatest jurists were un?
aware of a statute affecting causes they
try at almost every term and that has
been in force ten years.*
Then, if the administrator had incurred
no penalty lie was subject to nt noticu,
autl If not subject to notice no notice has
lawfully been served, "even unto this
day," and no forfeiture could lawfully
occur; and if he had dilgeutly and prop?
erly protected his rights he^ would have
spared his beneficiaries and others infin?
ite t rouble and anxiety ami much ex?
pense. But It will bo sceen that the vi?
tal point was the notice, and hf left
that out of the record altogether. Evi?
dently he regarded it us of no consequence
compared to bis in lividiml opinion of
the proper construction of section 001,
upon the unerrin? correctness of which
he preferred to rely.
Due process of law is commonly sup?
posed to he iv fair opportunity to protect
property and other rights under the forms
of law. That is every tax-payer's dues.
If'he has uo notice of attack he fails to
get his due. On the face of thete facts
the owner bf the Clark laud seems to have
been deprived of hi? right and property
without due process of law and could
probably recover in the United States su?
preme court. If tbo Virginia appellate
court refuses him a new hearing.
Though the laws under which this an?
cient commonwealth is amiably striving
to govern a lot of wayward citizens ami de?
fine their respective rights are not always
perfectly clear, and facts frequently ap?
pear shrivelled and trivial leside in Maud
opinions, yet both of the former,'.when
artistically applied to the most homely
contention without embellishment of the
latter, have been kno ten to loom up bo
massively in bold relief as to secure a
very satisfactory decree.
But Lawyer Keebler is not the only ono
of his profession who apparently regards
ordinary law and commonplace evidence
as of very small consequence compared
to the superior weight and force ot his
personal opinions to deterrcino tconten?
tions. - , " . .?1 ? H
"There are others." ' "*" f,
November 20, 18H7. z
For Infants and Children.
Tho fit- j9
ilmlls s^Ts ss*?s> , ie M
DR. CADY'S CONDITION POW?
DERS are just what a horse needs when
in bad condition. Tonic, blood purifier
and vermifuge. They are not food but
medicine and the best in use to put a
horse in prime condition. Price 25cents
per package. For sale by H. U. Barnes.
"He puts up prescriptions.'1
ACADEMY OF MUSiC
Great company of HYP?
NOTISTS. The largest or?
ganization of its kind in ex?
istence. Nothing like it ever
seen before. Prices: 15, 25,
35, and 50 cents. Scats now on
sale at Johnson & Johnson's
DYEING AND CLEANSING ES?
Ladies' and Gentlemen's
Winter Clothes cleaned and
dyed to perfection. Good
1 10 Campbell avenue.
J. DEVOX. Proprietor.
THE CRADLE 1
rules tho world.
But few appreciate
the danger to which
mother is exposed,:
and the foreboding
with which sbo.
looks forward to tho
hour of approncn
i n g motherhood.
By tho use of
the body is made to yield pleasantly
to the change. Headache and nausea
are dispelled, the depressed and nerv?
ous feeling; yields to one of hopeful ex?
pectation. Danger to life of mother is
avoided, and sbo passes through the
trial quickly and her recovery is rapid.
Bent by Mail, on receipt of price, $1.00. Hook
Co "Kxpectant Mothers" freo upon application.
The Bradfleli) Bcgaiator Co., Atlanta Ga.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
_) OOMS WAHTEI)._
ROOMS WANTED. ?Four or five un?
furnished rooms for housekeeping. Gooil
pri? o paid for the right quarters. Send '
your t rms and description. No atten?
tion paid to answers unless terms are
stated. Address "KENT," Times office, j
WANTED.?Three unfurnished rooms
for liulit housekeeping. State terms.
Address, "Rooms," care Times olliee.
11 2:i lw
ROOM TO RENT.?Rath and use of
piano. Fourth avenue 11. e. "A," care
Times. 11 21 2t.
HOARDERS WANTED-Apply toy
Mrs. M. A. Moseley, 1)20 Franklin Road
s. w. 11-4-tf
HOARDERS wanted at 12:i.r> Chapman<|
avenue s. w. 10 22 tf
WANTED?One good salesman to han?
dle ottr goods in Salem. Special ii.duce- <
STANDARD INSTALLMENT CO.,
212 Jefferson St., S. Roanoke, Va. -
WANTED?Salesmen for every town be?
tween Roanoke and Bristol to handle our
line all wool blankets and other house- 1
hold goods, sold on easy monthly pay?
STANDARD INSTALLMENT CO.,
Roanoke, Va. r
ROBERT FULTON'S FIRST STEAM?
BOAT was the result of the application
of tho great principle?the expansion of ,
steam. It's wonderful development, you
But it couldn't have been developed
without coal. Coal is the basis of all r
power. It is about the most necessary
thing in the world, and that's the reason
we iire in the coal business. We know
that as long as we handle the right sort *
of coal at the right sort of prices, we
will ncvej be without customers. The
satisfaction of our present customers is '
ottr best guarantee that we will bo able
to satisfy you."
Where will you have it sent? ,
NELMS COAL CO.,
'Phone 1 if. and 100.
Oflice 101 Jefferson street,
National Exchange Building.Tff '
MORE CUT PRICES.
YOUR HORSES shod all around for
80 cents spot cash at Shatter's Kentucky
shop, West Salem avenue.
Ladies' Coats and Capes One-Third Under Price. Closed
? out from a New York Manufacturer. His samples of
Coats and Capes bought at One-Third Under Price.
IB avy Boucle Capes, full sweep, Silk
lined and interlined, pleats and Fur
trimmed, worth $1, at $2.98
Better and Heavier Boucle Cloth Capes,
longer ami witler. made otherwise exact'y
the same way, worth $5.08, at $3.98.
Extia Quality Hondo Cloth Capos,
longer still, aud of immense sweep, dou?
ble Watteau, wnrmly interlined and Fur
trimnud, worth $7, at $4.98.
Plush Capes of jaunty length and very
full sweep, heavy Silk lined ami embroid?
ered, Fur edge on collar and fronts,worth
$0.98, at $4.98.
Finer Plush Canes, more elaborately
embroidered, Satin lined and interlined,
Fur trimmed?a special bargain at.
Senl Plush Capes, all-over braided,
double Watteau back, and edged all
around Ivith Fur, 8<?.
Long Seal Plush Capes, handsomely or?
namented with braid and jet, pleated
back nnd Fur trimmeei, anywhere elso
$10; hero &7.08.
75 Fi no Kersey Cloth Capes, being the
entire lot of tv prominent manufacturer;
made for J?li .10 retailing; trimmed all over
with Appliqned effect In raw edge straps,
uoublo Watteau and enormous sweep,
HATS TRIMMED FREE. STORE
accommodate those who cannot come dur
PALAIS ROYlLJOI^Salem avenue.
We have tho finest Imported Kersey
Capes, Watteau back, large collar and
fronts trimmed with finest Thibet Fur,
For tiu extra fine, dressy Cape we rec?
ommend a similar Cape to above, lined
throughout with finest Satin, ?9.75.
Black Kersey Cloth Canes, full sweep,
good length, a regular garment,
Best Silk Seal Plush Capes, braid
trimmed, wide sweep: would be it bar?
gain at $8; here only $5.89
Handsome Senl Plush Capes, jet and
braid trimmed, can't be bought under
$10, here only $6 75
Benl Plush Capes 20 inches long, very
wide sweep?splendidly padded and lined
with Silk, collar and fronts edged with
genuine Thibet Fur, novar sold under
$7 TiO. This sale's special price, $4.98.
Imported Senl Plush Capes, beautifully
braided ami embroidered, Silk lined and
padded and lined with pure silk, never
sold under $13. This sale's special price,
Imported Velour Canes, pure Silk lin?
ings?handsomely embroidered, Watteau
back, front and collar trimmed with
Thibet or Heal Skunk Fur, never sold
under $15. This s.tle's special price.
NEVKit KI7CII 8KI.1.INU KNOWN.
Ladies' Rich, Stylish Astrakhau Coats,
all half Satin lined, worth $7..r)0. This
sale's special price $4*.4-9.
Ladies' Fine Tailor-made Kersey Coats,
swe'l and stylish $8 garments, all hnif
Satin lined. This sale's special price
Ladies1 Real Persinn Lamb Satin lined
Coats, worth $10 any day. This sale's
special price $5 75.
Ladies' Real Imported English Kersey
Coats,fashioned with New London backs,
and finished with strap seams, sohl for
$12 everywhere. This sale's special price
Ladies' Imported Coats, made of Extra
Fine Cheviots, all Satin-lined. Thi?
sale's special price $6.47.
Astrakhan Cloth, shield front, storm
collar, half lined, $3.98.
Best Ciose-Curl Boucle Coats, bright,
lustrous Black, newest roll collar, 'ly
front, half lined $4.98.
Extra Heavy Camel's Unit Vicuna
Cloth Coats, storm collar, deep, double
breasted lly fronts; sold elsewhere at $10:
soenial at $6.98
Best Curly Cloth Coat*,elegant appear
ance and immense comfort combined in
this coat, half Satin lined and a great
bargain at $7.95.
iiiiT the day.
NIGHT FROM NOW UNTIL CHRISTMAS in order to
M. INOOflSKY, Proprietor.