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BVBBT MORNING, EXCEPT MONDAY. [ BOANOEE PUBLISHING CO., PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETORS, 122 CAMPDELL AVE. B.W. TERMS BT MAIL (POSTAGE PREPAID): DAILY, ONE MONTH. 50 " THREE MONTH8.fl.50 " BIS MONTHS. 5*. 00 u ONE ?'RAR, IN ADVANCE. COO SUNDAY EDITION, ONE YEAR. 1.00 I Hnslncss Office.143 I KdltorlBil Rooms.184 Interstate Phooci?Saiuo nnmbors for the same locations. NOVEMBER. S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 15 6 . S 0 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 27 28 29 30 . WELL WORTH READING. The tabulated statement prluted on tbo third page of The Times this morn? ing will furnish food for reflection to all of our citizens interested in the delin? quent land tax scheme. - Lord Salisbury, the British premier, in his speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet, was very firm, notwithstanding their di? plomatic veiling, in his allusions to the Anglo-French sltuution in Africa. France is evidently getting the best of the Brit? ish in her dealings with the natives, and the boldness and rapidity with which she la increasing her acquisitions of territory on the dark continent is disturbing the equanimity of John Bull to an extent that may be followed by disastrous conse? quences to one or both sides in the con? troversy. Geueral Wade Hampton, R-ho has just been succeeded by General Longstreet in in the position of commissioner of rail? roads, says In his report for the past fiscal year, which has just been submit? ted to the interior department, that 18!>0 reached the low-water mark in railway construction. During the yeai thirty four companies with 5,4-11 miles cf road paEsed into the hands of the courts nnd fifty-eight others previously placed in re? ceivership were sold under'', foreclosure. There has been a steady improvement in railroad earnings during the first six months of the present yenr, while the outlook in the west is especially encour? aging. In discussing tho Union Pacific railroad matter the General says govern? ment ownership or the operntion of the rocd under government supervision would not. only be a doubtful but a dangerous experiment, probably resulting disas? trously to the government. The people of Hognnsville, Georgia, whore Loftin, the colored postmaster, is aliened to have been shot, are holding out stubbornly in their resolution not to patronize the office as long as a negro is in chnrge. Under an order from the au? thorities iu Washington the mail boxes on the cars of passenger trains are lock? ed before they reach Hognnsville and kept so until their departure from the town. This, however, does not discour? age the people who have letters or mail of any kind to send. They give them to passengers to be mailed elsewhere, or send them by private conveyance to the nearest postofiice. As the postmaster is paid according to the number of stnmps cancelled at Hognnsville, this.sort of war? fare tends to materially reduce the emol? uments of the office. These Georgia fel? lows :tre very determined in war as well as iu business matters, us was show n during the late civil conflict in their desperate charges upon fhe enemy. THE HAWAIIAN PROTEST. The annexation of Hawaii will not be allowed to proceed without a protest from the aboriginces of the islands, a delegation of whom will arrive in Wash? ington early iu December and will pre B?ut a memorial to; the President, Con? gress and people or the United States, claiming that the signers are aboriginal Hawaiiaus, who were qualified voters prior to the overthrow of the monarchy by n "few foreigners" iu January, 1803, but who are now disfranchised and held in subjection by the armed forces of the alleged republic ol Hawaii. They claim that thpy have never yielded to and do not now acknowledge willing allegiance to the said republic, which has no war? rant for its existence in the support of the people of the Islands, As to the real nature of the existing regime the memorial asserts that it is not founded on a basis of popular gov? ernment or republican principles, but that its constitution whs adopted by a convention, a majority of whose mem? bers were self-appointed, the rest having been elected by an insignificant mi? nority of the white nnd aboriginal citi? zens. The memorial further claims that the majority of those who voted for the members of the convention were aliens without property or social ties in the Liver II Like biliousness, dyspepsia, heartache, consti? pation, sour stomach, indigestion arc promptly cured by Hood's Tills. They do their work easily and thoroughly. Be3t after dinner pills. 23 cents. All druggists. Prepared by C I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass She only mi to take- with Hood's B'.usaparilla. Pi islands nnd that the constitution adopted by th's self-coustituted convention has never been submitted to a vote of the people, but is maintained by force of arms against the will of the vast ma? jority of tho population. Tho oligarchy existing under this con? stitution assumes, tho memorial alleges, the right to extinguish Hawaiian na? tionality, and code rights of sovereignty to the United states, while the signers learn with grief and dismay that tho President of the United States has already submitted to the Senate a treaty whereby it is proposed to annex tho island to this country. They therefore protest against this in? vasion cf their political rights, and ask the i-resident and Senate to take no fur? ther steps toward the ratification of che treaty of annexation until such of the Hawaiian people as were qualified under tho constitution of 1887 shall have had tho opportunity to express at tho ballot box their wishes ns to whether tho pro? ject of annexation shall be accepted or rejected, when if, on a fair vote of the people, the proposition is ratified, the memorialists deeloro they will cheerfully acquiesce in the result. While tho memorialists will no doubt (ind many sympathizers in the United States, it is not at all likely that the Senate will accept such a one-sided prop? osition. According to their own confes? sion tho "oligarchy" which has ruled Hawaii since 1893 is able to continue in power indefinitely, as tho natives, who comprise nineteen-twentieths of the pop; ulation, have neither the spirit nor the ability to overthrow it. The "few for? eigners-' who now govern tho country have demonstrated in the character of tho government they maintain, not only that it is better for all the people, but that as representatives of the intelligence *nd strength of "the country tbey aro best qualified to determine whether ex? isting conditions shall be maintained or whether the islands shall bo annexed to the United States. A GREAT IMPROVEMENT. The work of laying 1.(1.10 feet of twenty four inch drainage pipe on tho west side of Franklin road from Commerce street to the alley between Seventh and Eighth avenues s. w., which was commenced on tho 18th of October by A. L. Burks, the contractor,was completed yesterday with the loss of four working days on account of rainy weather, and is a credit both to City Engineer Wingate and the contrac? tor. That the pipes will prove a great beuefit to Franklin road goes without saying. It will take under ground from the alley above montioned to the brick drain on Commerce street an imnieuse volume of water, which would otherwise wash up the macadam on Franklin road and clog the drainage opeuiugs on Com? merce street aud other places lower down with debris washed from points in the southwest and along the route of the pipes. Franklin road, having been re guttered and drained, will now be macad? amized and widened in some places, thereby making it one of the best thor? oughfares in tho city. All of this was much needed and many have been the complaints about the unsatisfactory con dltiou of tho road; bur. Ro-ne was not built in a day, and when it is remem? bered with what a rush Roanoke was laid oil aud built up, it must be admitted that some of this improvement of streets and sidewalks has been of a very useful and durable character, especially when the scarcity of money and the means at hand are taken into consideration. SILVER AM) GOLD. At the semi-annual meeting of the executivo committee of tue national sound money league, which was held iu New York on Tuesday, reports from different sections of tho country as to the question of silver coinage were read, among them being one from ex-Secretary of Agiiculture .T. Sterling Morton, who, as vi(?fc-president of the leugne for Nebras? ka, wrote as follows: "Mr. Ilryan and his disciples are busi? ly engaged in the propagation of money fallacies. They have united in one con glomorate mass all the fanatics, bigots and idiots in this State (Nebraska) for the purpose of upholding the free coin? age of silver at'the rat io of 10 to 1. It is very painful to observe that Ibis ag? gregation may quite possibly ', make a majority of 211,000 at the coming elect-on for candidates who represent all that is inimical" and "disastrous to agriculture aud, in fact, to sound government every? where." The above is strikingly characteristic of the ex secretary of the agriculture, whose sonorous advocacy of gold mono? metallism in "the campaign of edu? cation" inaugurated under the auspices of President Cleveland is well remem? bered by the general public. "Fanatics,'' "bigots" ami "idiot-" are strong terms to apply to political opponents who have have honest convictions and the spirit to maintain them: hut the frank acknowl? edgement that Nebraska will give a ma? jority of 20,000 at the next election in a measure removes the sense of indigna? tion at the abusive epithets. Tho committee also issued an address to the friends of "sound money" au nouncirg that international bimetallism as a world possibility is dead, and that the United States must proclaim its ac? ceptance of this fact; all of which sounds rather bombastic and absurd in view of the great gains for silver throughout the country at the late election. Nobody who thought seriously upon tho subject believed anything effective would result from the efforts of the present Republican administration to This is the hardest month in the year on shoes?hut we bnve"a kind that sim? ply luuuhs at bud weather, nnd comes tip smiling through the sleet and mud. They will save doctor's bills. \**e mean those Men's Strong Stylish Winter Bals aft Jtt.08, *2 50, ?1 and $3.50. Many people pay 50c to $1 per pair nioro money aud iret no better slice, simply because some manufacturer's name is stamped on the strap. If you should get a poor pair from us, ?e are at hand and ensy to lind, anil easy to get satisfaction from. Then, too, we make a specialty of Boys' Hard-Wear School Shoes, $1.00, *l.'-2.r> and $1.50. Spot Gash Money Savers. HO A NOK E. VA. secure International bimetallism, which was simply a tub thrown to the silver whale by the Sr. Louis convention: but the good work done by Bryan and the other silver leaders in 1S1II! is still hear? ing fruit, with the promise that in 1900 the great Nebraskan will be carried to the Whito House by the votes of those who favor free coinage without consult? ing any other nation. DEFYING THE LAW ON A RAFT. Hew tlic SlicriM"* of Two Counties Were Ontwilled. A snug little white house on a raft is still to he soon moored to the shore of Poatoosuc lake, in the Berkshire hills. It has been famous in its time, but its active career is over, and the fun-loving youth of the neighborhood look regretfully upon its quiet retire? ment. It was the property of a man who a few years ago, plied a brisk trade iu retailing liquors without a license. Tiie portable nature of his saloon and -graphical peculiarity in the situ: ;' ihe sheet of water upon which . .?ted, enabled him to carry on his trade in merry defiance of the authorities. Pontoosuc lake lies partly in the town of Pittsfleld and partly in the adjoining one of Ijanesborough. J's' "float," as it was everywhere known, was always kept near the dividing line, and was the most popular ren? dezvous in the two townships for those of a convivial nature. Sharp-eyed and quick-eared sentinels were continually on the watch, however, and at the first breath of warning of the approach of the sheriff of Pittsfield, the float, if it chanced to be on that .ddc. was speedily sculled or poled ovor into Lanesborough. There the baffled Pittsfield officer might gaze at it to his heart's content. but it was beyond his jurisdiction. In the same way, the sheriff of Lanesborough found that the flout successfully eluded all his most vigor? ous attempts to surprise it on his sido of th?- line. Each officer wa.i so anxious to make the capture In bis own township that the rivalry was spirited and the Boat led a life of excitement. But this same rivalry between the sheriffs was .also its protection for their professional Jealousy of each other prevented them from trying the clearly feasible plan of joining their forces and running the float down into one towns/iip or the other. After a few seasons of this life .1. retired from it, doubtless with a com? fortable competency, and n feeling of satisfaction at the series of adventures from which he had always emerged as the victor.- Now York Tribune. i mini Stillen Kennte Kni|?lo.re?. Thirty years agb seventy employees of the United Slates Senate were on Ilie pay roll. To-day the number is 1154. The large Increase Is In propor? tion not only to the size of the Semite, br.i ns well to the increase In public business, duo to the enormous devel opr.Jor, of the country. It takes more Olli pi oy ec3 t<> transact this business. But the number of high-priced em? ployees has not Increased In propor? tion to the Increase in the total num? ber. Thus, two years ago an $i,soo clerk in the Postofflce was cut off and I two men at $1>00 each were added to the carrier service. It was said that j the clerk was not needed, but the ad [ dltional carriers were. ICiirlhen Humping; I'oalH. Bumping posts of earth are used with success in place of the usual wood ind iron bumping posts on many of the spur lracks and blind Bldings of he Pennsylvania Railroad. These sarth bumping posts consist of a heap Df compacted clay or gravel about ten feet long and five feet high, placed in tho usual location at the end of the track. These heaps of earth offer sufficient resistance to stop the car and at tho same time are yielding enough to prevent any great damage to its buffer blocks and draught rigging. After the collision the bumping post Is repaired by the section men, who Dimply replace the dislodged earth with their shovels. Mrs. Annie Kirk, of San Francisco, has brought suit ngnlnst Dr. W. A. At wood, a dentist of that city, for $450 damages because he positively re? fused to examine the, plaintiff's teeth nfter he had agreed to put thoin in per? fect condition. Dr. At wood gives n? his reason fur refusing to Oil Mrs. Kirk's teeth that when she visited his oftVo for that purpose she wore bicycle bloomers In? stead of u skirt. WIVES OF CHINAMEN. DEPLORABLE INTERMARRIAGES OF WHITE GIRlS AND MONGOLIANS. SucIolttRlciiI Students in San Francisco and Elsewhere Arc Face to Faro With u Grave Problem?The Terrible Futo Fmlurcd by Coiitldlng Woman. Nowhere in the world is there such u striking commingling of diametri? cally opposite races as there exists to? day in the Chinese quarter of San Francisco, writes Lucio F. Pierce. Nowhere has the Mongolian race so persistently intermarried with na? tionalities of the white race. No? where have white women who venture to enter into such a contract so lost their caste, their station in society, and become such wretched outcasts, without a friendly tie of either clan or country, as they have within the limits of the California city. Marriage between whites and Chi? nese is Increasing to an astonishing extent. Nearly one hundred cases are now known tc exist. This is not large, of course, in comparison with the number of Chinese in the city. Indeed, that number is small. But its significance is terrifying. In that lies the problem. Contemplate for a moment what a white woman surrenders when she marries a Chinaman. First of all, sho must abandon an association with her relatives. Site is forced to this on ac? count of the wide breach which ex? ists between the races. She not only must cast aside all filial ties, but she must sever forever all connection with the whole white race. Whet! she abandons her race she abandons her caste. And when she loses her caste she loses her country. She becomes a social outcast. She has lowered her? self from the ranks of a progressive, cultured race to those of a vile, un? cleanly, semi-civilized horde, weak mentally and morally. She has lo.t all that would make a patriotc woman, loyal to whatever national flag, thrill with the deepest feeling. And the gain? Why. there is no pair.. It is all loss. She secures a husband but she loses pride. She bs cures a miserable home, and she loses forever what a woman hold3 most dear, her name. At any moment we may expect to see her celestial husband wind his pig? tail around his yellow, shaven head, and depart for China, leaving her without moans of support, cast upon the world, a despised and ignored creature. At any time, living In the midst of disease-breeding filth, the husband may be carried off by death. Ho may leave some landed property or the merchandise of a shop, or few bags of gold coin. Naturally one would think that she who had surren? dered everything that is precious and noble in life for her Chinese husband would real) the benefit of all this and receive the heritage due her. Not so. No while woman ever inherited a dollar of a Chinaman's wealth. It goas to the beloved uncles and paren-ta and brothers and sinters in the big flow? ery kingdom over the water, nnd the white woman is left to starve. Hated and spurned in America, sho may seek the shores of her husband's country and throw herself upon the mercy and leniency of his family there. She, who had once been superior to them in intellect, in form, in beauty, in morality, In instinct, receives not even the respect of equal to equal. There have been cases where white women have married Christianized Mongolians. Marriage in this case is sacred, binding, legal. There have been a few such that have turned out happily. Strange as it may seem, a major? ity of the women who marry Chinese have sprung from Scandinavian, Ger? man or Russian parentage. It seems that the yellow hair and the blue eyes of the buxom northern beauties appeal particularly to the Mongolian race. The rosy complexion and grace of white women astonishes and at? tracts them. No Chinaman will marry a woman of his own race if he can prevail upon a white woman to accept marriage If the Chinaman will consent to be? come a Christian and give up some of the marital privileges of his native land, they are looked upon as respect? able members of the community. The woman really gains nothing by this; neither does she lose. She is taking chances neither way. And the Chi? nese husband and father rises some? what in the nature of his instincts, one step In the ladder of advancement. But this has not been the happy out? come of all the intermarriages which have taken place. Only a rare few have consented to accept Christianity. And white women persist in throwing themselves away on these pagan Mi? grates. Mission workers plead with them and ;-:ill they persist in entering into un!on3 that end eventually in utter degradation and social degener? acy. If they are not strong enough to resist ti:e attentions of a pagan ce? lestial they arc not strong enough to withstand his awful vices. Lei them step out Into the by-way of a pagan marriage nnd they have chosen ihe road to everlasting social damnation. The end is generally violent death. I no Blackpool Eiffel Tower, i.i Eng? land, has been practically destroyed .?>? (ire. This copy in rhir.iat.urc of the Paris tower, was 350 fQet high and was OASTOniA. COQUE BOAS AT 10c. 25 dozen children's Coque Boar, regu? lar price 50c, to go this week at 10c. PALiAlS ROYAL, 101 Salem avenue. t|^p*??iti>a.aA*??n<i(iaan*aaa?fti>a?ji> a l Sure and Safe Remedy In erwr case and every kind of lion el Complaint la (perry Dins'.) A furo and Safe Remedy In err t Thin Is a trno statement and It can't bo made too strong or too emphatic It Is a simple, safe and quick euro for Cram pa. Cough, Itheumatlam, Colic, Colda, Neuralgia, Dlarrhcra, Croup, Tootha>oho. TWO SIZES, 23c. and 50c. Grasifi OiAtis As They Fly Past You. Are you golmr to sit still Ii KP a bump on a log and let all tho desir.ide homes in Ronnoko bo sohl at thr. prices ami terms we are sell inn then; al and not take Advantage of the bargains we are now selling ^them? ??et out your old rental receipts, count them up, and see if you haven't paid out enough to have paid for a home, aud then come down and talk with us about what we offer below: One of the most desirable residences on Terry Hill, Eighth iivenue, near Jeffer? son street; I) large rooms, beautiful hard? wood cabinet mantles, all modem con? veniences. ? Now if you want the nicest little bom In Roanoke we have it on Church avenu in ihe shape of a 5-room cottage, new and in thorough repair, and it will onlv cost you $1,400, about $50 cash, the bal? ance less than rent, without interest, of $12 per mouth; have been offer?*d $l? per mouth rent; think of ir. Lots West End boulevard $250 each. Lots, Belmont, $100 each, $8 per month. One of the moHt desirable homes, West. End, iiow, 1-4 sere ot land, trees, etc.; $1.000, $!?> cash, "$30 per month. 8-room house, Sixth avenue, Inrue lot, irood location; $1.500. $50 cash, ?15 per month. Lot, y.ighth avenue s. w., 53x180, only $100; any terms at all. 8-rootn house Taxewell avenue, lot 50x 180; $000, $75 cash, small monthly pay? ments. Lnrge lot 55x150 foot, splendid barn and stables, $1.350. Cost. $7,000. One of the finest press brick residences on Church avenue, excellent repair, heated by steam or grates, 12 larite rooms, just a beauty; should please anyone in Koanoke: cost $8,000; we now offer for only $1,(550. 8-rootn residenoa Campbell avenue; lot 100x350 feet. All necessary outdoor buildings, $3,500; $1,000 cash,* balance^, 2 and ii years. liest located lot West End beulevnrd, $850, $150 cash, balance one and two years; present owner paid $3,500 cash for it. Il-room house Dale avenue near school building, $750, $50 cash, $10 per month. 'broom cottages, e., $850, $5 cash, $5 monthly. [Jj EMS BROS., 104 Jefferson Street lOl JEFFEKKOX STUFET. NATIONAL EXCHANGE BANK BUILDING. I CONDITION OF THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE BANK OF ROANOKE, ' I October 5,1897. ? Resources. ? Loans and discounts.$341,215.4!) Overchecks. 48 United States bonds (to secure circulation) and premium. . 25,107.50 Heal estate, furniture, fixtures, &C. 13,010.23 Redemption fund with United States Treasurer. 1,125.00 Cash aud exchange (gold coin $2(1,000). 138,235.78 $510,(03.48 Liabilities. Capital, sin plus and prolits.$122,104.0(1 National bank notes outstanding. 22,500,00 Deposits (Individual, $355,284.38; banks. $10,804.14). 375,088 52 i $ l $510,003 48 $ Empty Is the Bin, the Coal Is Gone. But it need not worry you very much, for Lhe belled teams of W. K. ANDREWS & CO. can quickly supply you with wi ll screen? ed dry coal of superior quality that lasts long, bums brightly and throws out heat delight fully. They can also furnish you with wood of the best quality. Send orders to '2in Salem avenue. "A FEAST FOR THE GODS" can be prepared from our stock of choice fancy grocer'es. Every ingredient that, is needed for your Thanksgiving plum pudding, mince pi3 or rich cakes, in pure spices, citron, Malaga raisins, currants, dates, figs, cocoanuts, nuts of all kinds, llnvoring extracts, maple syrup, extra sorghnr* molasses, &C., &C., &c. SANDY P. FIGGAT & CO., 116 Salem avenue. The three-year-old boj of J. A. John? son, of Lynn Center, Iii., Is subject to at tucks of croup. Mr. Johnson says he is satisfied that the timely use of Chamber? lain's Cough Remedy, during a severe at? tack, saved his little boy's life. He is in the drug business, a member of the firm of Johnson Bros, of that'plnce. and they handle a great many patent medicines for throat and lung diseases. He had all these to choose from, and skilled physi? cians ready to respond to his call, but selected this remedy for use'.in his own family at a time when his child's lile was in danger, because he knew it to be su? perior to any other.nnd famous tlo coun? try over for its cures of croup. Air. Johnson snys this is the best selling med? icine they handle, and that it gives splen? did satisfaction in all cases. Said bv U. C. Harnes. "Ho puts up prescriptions." We pride ourselves on keeping the BEST of everything in our line and in making prompt deliveiy. Look out for the belled team.W. K. ANDREWS e> CO., COAL AND WOOD DEAL ICRS, 210 Salem avenue. FOR SALE. A scholarship in the National Business Collego of Koanokc. Apply at the 1 imos office. STRICTLY UP-TO-DATE. Honner's Restaurant, tho leading res? taurant of the city, needs no recommen datiou, as everything served is first-class in every respect. The oysters you see there are. tho finest ever brought to Roa noko. You can get them served in every conceivable manner. Tho lunch counter, run in connection with the restaurant, is certainly up-to-date. Visit this place and get something good to eat. You go once and you will go tho second time. "The worst cold 1 ever had in my life was cured by Chamberlain's Cough Rem? edy," writes W. H. Norton, of Sutler Creek, Cal. "This cold left me with a cough and I was expectorating all tho time. Tho remedy cured me, nnd I want all of rny friends when troubled with a cough or cold to uso it, for it will do them good." Sold by H. C. Barnes. "Ho puts up prescriptions." Look at our 25 cent books. Gravatt's Fair, |i) Salem avenue. FOK KKNT. I OH RENT?Three furnished rooms with 01 without hoard, 417 Campbell Avenue, east of Park. II 11 lw JOSEPHINE WOLTZ. LOST. LOST?One eighteen size gold-filled watch. VValtham movement, engraved in? side cf lid, "Geo. anil Louise to Isaac." Finder will be liberally rewarded by re? turning same to this office. 11- ll-:Jt.. IV AN 1 I: I) WANTED?By a young man, someone to teach telegraphy three nights each week. Can furnish instrument. Ad? dress "X," care St. James Hotel, city. 11-1? 8t. HOARDERS WANTED. GENTLEMEN BOARDERS WANTED ?Two gentlemen boarders can be ac? commodated at 28 Sixth avenue , s. w. 11 11 tf._ COMFORTABLE ROOMS, with or without board, at I!": Sixth avenue s. w. 11 10 lw. HOARDERS WANTED-Apply to Mrs. M. A. Moseley, 020 Franklin Road s. w. 11-4-tf BOARDERS WAN TED?Two lnrce light room* with closets, bath and suit? able lor man and wife or single man. Applv at 180 Seventh avenue s. w. 10 HI tf HOARDERS wanted at 1289 Chapman avenue s. w. 10 22 tf AOKNTS WANTED. WANTED?Ono good salesman to han? dle our goods in Salem. Special iLduce ments. STANDARD INSTALLMENT CO., 212 Jelferson Kt., S. Roanoke, Va. WANTED?Salesmen for every town be? tween Roanoke and Bristol to handle our line all wool blankets and other house? hold goods, sold on easy rr.onthly pay? ments STANDARD INSTALLMENT CO.. Rsaucke, V?.