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IN MINING OF COAL
Year of 1912 ? Shows Increase
of Nearly 1,000,000
[Special to The Times-Dispa tch.]
Washington, June 22.?The State of
Virginia mined 7,S46,i<3S short tons of
coal In 1912, valued at $7,518,670, an
Increase of nearly 1,000,000 tons over
tho production for 1911, according to
figures compiled l?y 10. W. I'arkor, of
the United States Geological Survey, in
co-operation with the Virginia Geologi
The coal areas of Virginia, which
have produced or ar<) producing coal
belong to the Atlantic coast region,
which Includes tlie Richmond basin
and the Appalachian region, which in
cludes a number of separate areas ex
tending across the western part of the
State. The Kichmono basin is the
only ,-iroa of free-burning coal located
Immediately adjacent to tho Atlantic
seaboard. The first coal mined in tho
I'nited States was from this area, mines
having been opened and worked as
early as 1750.
Virginia recorded a notable Increase
in coal production in 1912, with a total
output of 7,S-lG,ft38 short tons tor the
year, valued at $7,518,578, a gain over
1311 of 9S1.971 tons In quantity and
$1,263,722 in value. Over 7."> per cent
of the total increase was made in Wise
County, in the Appalachain field, whose
production in 1912 amounted to 4.500,
174 short tons, against 3,754,310 tons In
1911, a gain of 745,814 tons, or nearly
20 per cent.
In the Geological Survey's coal re
port for 1911 mention was made of the
unfavorable comparison Virginia makes
with the other States of the Appa
lachian province In the quantity and
percentage of coal shot off the solid
and this was accentuated by the record
made In 1912, when out of a total of
7,S46,63S short tons, 3,741,533 tons, or
47.7 per cent, was "mined" by the pow
der. In 1911 the proportion so mined
was 35.?> per cent There was. however,
an lnerease in 1912 In the quantity and
percentage of coal mined by machines.
The number of machines reported in use
increased from 151 in 1911 to 1S5 in
1912, and the machine-mined coal in
i reased from 2,551,<527 tons, or 27 2 per
cent of tlie total, to 3.21*5,504 tons, or
40.S5 per cont.
As the percentage of coal shot off
the solid in Virginia is high so is the
death rate. In 1912 there were 75 fatal
accidents, of which f.7 were under
ground, and S on the surface Half of
the deaths, or 33, instde the rninuen
were due to falls of roof, 10 to explo
sions or burns of pa1. 1? to premature
blasts or similar accidents, and 9 to
mine cars and locomotives.
1>. H. McG.
He Hopes to Improve Trade Re
lations of United States
Chicago. 111.. June 22.?The Brazilian
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Lauro
Muller. spent an active day hero to
day getting ready to leave to-night for
San Francisco. Several changes In the
plans of the South American guest,
who is here promoting relations be
tween Brazil and the United States,
were announced before his departure
for the West.
To-morrow is to be spent in Omaha,
and a stop of one day will be made
in Denver. After several days In Kan
Francisco, Dr. Muller and his party
will return to New York by a south
erly route, stopping at St. Louis and
After attending the Pauli3t Father's
Church, Dr. Muller met a representa
tion of coffee roasters to discuss means
of arriving at better relations between
coffee planters and distributors. A pos
sible outcome of the meeting. It was
said, would be the establishment of a
bureau of information to the trade
"While Brazil is particularly anxious
to take advantage <>f tho world's mar
kets In beef, iron and coffee," lie said,
? "the visit hero is for the purpose of
| establishing better relations In fill lines
"The United States Is not petting its
share of Biazil's trade. In fact. It
is petting hardly any.
"There is not a tii st-rlass steamship
line between tho United States and
Bio. There in no United States bank
ing agency In P.la, although nearly
ovcrv Kuropean country has such an
"We would like the big houses to
establish agencies in Rio?automobiles,
for instance. South Americans are in
terested in American automobiles, but
they are almost unknown there. When
an inquiry is made of an automobile
manufacturer the reply is a catalogue,
whi? h most likely goes into a waste
Dr. Muller and his party left for
Omaha at 1 '>:45 o'clock to-night.
To UIncimk K?igenie?.
A meeting of the Ministerial Union
will bo held tliis morning at 11 o'clock
In the Young Men's Christian Assocla
. tion Auditorium. The subject ot
, eugenics will he discussed.
, . ?w-V,V?S0
It Hardly Seems
But simply to place the truth before people and
let them act as they see fit.
That easily explains the cause of many a coffee drinker's disturbance of
heart, stomach, liver and nerves.
It's a good idea when the body begins to show disturbances, to quit coffee
This pure food-drink, sold by grocers everywhere, is warranted pure
and absolutely free from the coffee drug, caffeine. It feeds and nourishes
where coffee destroys the tissues.
Instant Postum is made of prime wheat and the juice of sugar-cane,
roasted and blended to produce a flavour much resembling high-grade Java.
A level teaspoonful of Instant Postum in an ordinary cup of hot water
dissolves instantly, and makes it right for most persons.
A big cup requires more, and some people who like strong things put in
a heaping spoonful and temper it with a large supply of cream.
Experiment until you know the amount that pleases your palate and
have it served that way in the future.
Postum comes in twro forms.
Regular Postum (must be boiled).
Instant Postum doesn't require boiling, but is prepared instantly by stir
ring a level teaspoonful in a cup of hot water.
"There's a Reason" for POSTUM
Thompson's Measure Provides
Strict Curb Upon Legis
Washington, Juno 22.?The creation
of a Joint commission of Congress for
tlie control o( "lobbying" is the objcct |
of a bill introduced by Senator Tliomp- i
fcon, of Kansas. The bill Is based i
in part on the Kansas loboyist j
registration law, but necks also to ere- ;
ate a Joint commission with power to j
inaku further regulations, investigate
suspected violations of the law. and to
keep a permanent set of records In
olllces of its own In the Capitol.
Features of tlie bill In which it spe- ,
cially differs from Stato legislation |
heretofore are that it compels the rep- j
istration of persons employed by ?spo
cial interests to influence legislation. !
whether Congress is at the time In '
session or not, the terms of the bill j
being thought to be so broad that they
will Include even publicity agents, ,
though their employment may never
contemplate "lobbying" in tho strict
sense of the term.
The bill also provides that the chair
man of the Joint congressional com
mission may have secret service detec
tives detailed from the executive de
partments whenever the committee, in
its work, requires such services.
Tho bill divides "lobbyists" into two
classes, legislative airents and legisla
tlve counsel. Legislative counsel are
those retained to appear publicly be
fore committees and other bodies, or
to prepare briefs and submit them;
legislative agents are those who are
employed to influence legislation by
any "other" means. AH persons em
ployed in either capacity are required
to register on the books of the lobby
commission. Violations of the act are
I to be punished by tine not exceeding
, $10,000, Imprisonment not exceeding
five years, or both fine and Imprison
ment. The courts may also debar any
person convicted from appearing or
acting as either legislative counsel or
| agent for a period of three years.
"I would be in favor of a measure
i absolutely to forbid lobbying." Senator
Thompson said this morning, "but it is
i very difficult at the present stas?e to
i frame such a bill. I do not believe it
j desirable to prevent persons from ap
j pearlng In Washington before proper
j committees to represent their own in
i tereats. or simply In furtherance of the
srcneral welfare, but I believe that the
, hought-and-paid-for kind of lobbying
tends to bo vicious in its results, even
though the men who inako it a pro
fession may be of the highest honor,
I The bill excepts from its provisions
i the officers and representatives of
States and municipal and other public
corporations. It prohibits "lobbying"
for a contingent fee. except in the case
of money claims against the United
MYSTERY IN DEATH
OF HENRY FLAGLER
Culpeper Lads Received by
President Wilson, and Also
Meet Clark Griffith.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.1
Culpeper, Va , June. 22.?llenry P.
Walton, captain of tlie Culpeper Com
pany of Hoy Scouts of America, and
successful Sunday school worker, wa?
host to the ei^ht hoys of his class for
a day's trip to Washington on Thurs
day. which will probably live long; lit
the annals of their memory. Primarily
the trip was to witness the hi? game
bctwe^i the Washington and Cleveland
baseball teams, but as an additional
pleasure, which was not divulged to
the group of hoys until their arrival in
Washington. Mr. Walton had arranged
through his half-brother. Dr. Carey
Grayson, who is one of the President's
aides, an interview with President Wil
son, who received the little party most
kindly. And after the game that af
ternoon the eight lads were also pre
sented to Manager Griffith, of the
American League, and left, as one of
their number expressed It, "that they
bad shaken hands with thf< two biggest
men in Washington" Those in the
party were Ellis and William Aylor,
Johnson and Henry Strother. Shirley
Tate, Francis Woolfork, Browning
Leavell and Frank Brand.
At a called meeting of the Demo
cratic County Committee. held last
Monday in the offices of the chairman, i
Major E. H. Gibson, August u was the
day set for the Democratic primary |
of the county elections.
A farm, known as "The Gordon
Place," from its long ownership by
the family of that name, which was 1
part of the estate of the late Docntah
Miller, of Slate Mills and Culpeper, was
sold at public auction on last Friday
to the Messrs. Itossu r, merchants <>f
Madison County, for the sum of SS.000.
This has always been a well known ,
farm and gained a great deal of un
pleasant prominence six years ago
from being the scene of a murder that
shocked the whole country, when W il
liam Smith, who was manager and
trusted man f>?r Mr. Miller, was called
to his door one September night and
shot dead by some unknown person
who made his "scape lit the larknoss.
Bloodhounds were secured and several
arrests were made, two men suspected
of the crime being lodged in the Cul
peper jail for some time, but the crime
was never definitely fixed and the
prisoners finally gained their liberty.
Judge and Mrs. George S. Shackle
ford have announced the engagement
of their daughter. Miss Nancy Holliday,
to Rev. Carl Morgan Bloch, rector at
Woodberry Forest. The marriage will
take place In the early fall. I
Rev. Thompson Cclo, a former resi
dent of Culpeper, where his father
for many years in charge of St. Mark s
parish, and where he hims?.lf went
as a missionary to Japan when he was
itrst ordained to the ministry of the
Episcopal Church, visited relatives in
Culpeper this week after attending the
finals at the University of Virginia.
With his brother. Dr. Carter Cole, ot
New York, be will sail for Europe in a
Ellis Fincham, the notorious jail
breaker w'v. since his last escapade in
last September, when he freed himself
from handcuffs, and picked two Ioiks
In th* Culpeper Jail ami made his way
to Chariest own, W. Va.. where he was
hortlv afterwards captured, has been
serving time with the orange road
of convicts, escaped a grain lust
Friday. Sergeant Bishop, of Culpeper
convict camp, was notified by tele
phone, captured Fincham at the homo j
of his family on the Taliaferro farm
near the horse show grounds and es- j
eorted him back to the Orange camp
The streets in Culpeper on which the
work of macadamizing has been finish
ed were further treated this week with
a coating of tar over which a coating
of limestone "screenings" was spread
to ensure, a hard surface, and one which j
will bo as near waterproof as possible.
The work of construction on the county
six roads leading Into Culpeper is be- ,
ir.g pushed, and in every case the pro
gress is most satisfactory.
Judge George S. Shackleford an
nounced Monday that he would sustain
the demurrer filed in the suit of S. Kus- .
sell Smith vs. John A. Holtzman, tor >
an accounting in the office of county
treasurer during the time Mr. Smith
filled that office with Mr. Holtzman as
hi.s depntv. of Mr. Holtzman's attor- .
nevs to the bill filed by the plaintiff.
Rev. Randolph P. Rix>.y, who recent
ly received two calls in the same week,
one being to the churches in and near |
Falmouth, and th^ other to Delray,
near Alexandria, has signified his ac
ceptance of the call to the Falmouth
field and has resigned from his pas
torate of his churches here to enter j
upon his new duties the 1st of July. I
His family, who for many years have
made their home here, will not follow j
him until later.
Saint Edith's Academy, near Rris- !
tow, has been the recent recipient of
a valuable gift from no less a person
than the Emperor of Germany. The I
gift is a portrait In oils of the donor, j
mounted in a liajidsome gold frame, the
molding of which Is nine inches wide j
and surmounted with the royal crown !
in bold relief. The portrait is striking- i
ly life-like, and the coloring hand- j
some. The Emperor Is portrayed in
the uniform of colonel of the regiment j
of Imperial Cuirassiers, and the paint
ing bears the Emperor's signature in
the lower rlgh-hand corner with the
name of the artist, Laerzloe, in the
lower left-hand corner. This highly,
prized gift was sent direct from Berlin
to the German ambassador at Washing
ton. and by him forwarded to the
George W Herr, n prominent Grand
Army member of Sacramento, Cal., with
liis wife, who have been traveling ex
tensively In the East, have been visit
ing the Bull Run battlefields and other
notable battlefields throughout this
section during the past week, and go
from here to Gettysburg to attend tho
SUNDAY SCHOOL rONVKXTION'
to m: held at mahtixsbuiu;
Winchester, Va., June 22.?Final ar
rangements have been made for the
entertainment of delegates and other
visitors who will attend the forty
geventh annual meeting of the Sunday
school convention of t*e nattlmore Con
ference, Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, which will be held June 24 to
27 In Trinity Church, at Martlnsburg,
W. Va., Tho convention is about tho
largest of that denomination. Tn ad
dition to several hundred Sunday school
workers?superintendents, teachers and
scholars?many of the pastors of tho
Baltimore Conference will be In at
tendance. The programs of each day
are crowded with addresses and dis
cussions, as woll as matters to bo act
ed upon at the business meeting.
: Relative of Florida Millionaire
i Refused Admission to House
When His End Came.'
Now York. June '12?Amasa Plum
I mar Flagler, head of the Western
branch of the Flakier family and near
! est blood relative of the late Henry M.
Flagler, oxcept tor Harry Harkness
Flagler, a smi, has Riven out a state
ment of the strange circumstances sur
rounding: his last visit to tho Florida
I einpire-bullder ami concerning tho con
struction of a part of tho will.
Tho $100.000,0on estate of Henry M.
Flagler, was dovised principally to tho
widow, who was Mary L Keenan. She
icccived $60,000,000. The son received
15,000,000, and the rest was divided
:imong relatives of Mrs. Flagler, busi
ness associates of the dead tlnancler,
J. B. Parrott, president of the Flagler
railroad; William K. Keenan. brother
of the widow, and W. II Beardsloy,
were named trustees of the estate.
Jn Ills Interview Mr Flagler said:
Got Shock or ! 1 In I.lfe. j
I "When I went to Palm Beach imnie- ,
diately before Henry's death, 1 received
the shock of my life
i "Instead of lindincr him a sick old
man. in the luxurious home he had
built, surrounded by the' beautiful
things which he loved and where he
would naturally prefer to spend his
last moments, ! found him hustled
away to an old. bleak, uncomfortable
house away out by tho beach.
"Instead of finding him surrounded
by the friends and relatives who had
loved and respected hi mduring a lifo
time, I foufid a cordon of detectives
drawn around the lonely house, forbid
ding entrance to every ono.
"Instead of finding the surgeons and j
specialists which Mr. Flagler's wealth :
I could easily command, I found in en- I
j tiro charge of the sick room and to !
the exclusion of every one else. Mrs.
! Flagler's cousin, a village physician
Treated n.s Outsider.
"Instead of tho welcome that might
naturally be expected under the cir
| cumstances. I found that I was treated j
as an outsider. An old friend and
cousin, nearest relative except the son,
; was forbidden a talk with the dying
"I was denied admittance to the
house, stopped by the detectives, and ?
forbidden to leave a card or approach j
the dwelling by .1 ? Parrott, one of
the biggest beneficiaries under the will.
I was denied every opportunity to get
near him. to thank him once before he
| died for what he had done for me.
"Eight years ago. when I was Just
beginning to make good in business,
I acquired water rights which will de
velop into property worth millions up |
in Minnesota. Then the government
made it a forest reserve, and attracted
1 tho attention of Canadian competitors,
! who put in protests through the Brlt
' ish ambassador. In order to get it
j cleared up. it was necessary to set the
I wheels of government at Washington
moving, and that I was unablo to do.
Meant Make or Ilrrnk.
"T was desperate, for It meant my
fortune or ruin, and finally I asked
Henry to write a note to the then
j Secretary of State, Elihu Boot, asking |
for consideration. Ho did. and my I
troubles vanished as if by magic. His j
influence saved my business career.
"So what was more natural than,
when ho was so seriously ill in Feb
: nary and later, that 1 should want to
thank him and tell him how grateful
! was before he should die? I hurried I
across the continent from California, I
expecting to tind htm dead.
Spoke In Whisper*.
"I announced my arrival by telegram
to Mrs Flagler, but received no reply
or ncknoledgnient. It was immedi
ately after my arrival at West Palm
Leach that I discovered the shocking |
conditions surrounding my cousin in j
his last illness.
) "Neighbors and old friends told me
'disquieting things. "There are strange J
j thing:* doing out there," they said to
me. whispering under their breath, for
Parrott. after Flagler, rules Florida.
Old business associates of the dying
man cnnie to mo. Brothers of mine
in the Masonic Order said the same
| "When I thought it over, I went
out to the telegraph office, and. after
endless trouble and refusals from the
operator?which ceased after I noticed
n detective looking in at the window?
1 sent the. following telegram to Harry
Harkness Flagler at his home. In New
"'"Your father is calling for you. j
Your presence is imperative and neces
sary. Your father loves you dearly
and longs to see your face and speak
with you before, he dies."
Father and Son KstranRfd.
"You see. Harry had been stranged j
from his father for twelve years, and j
it seemed to me that, if every other j
friend were to be barred from his bed- |
side, the son should be there. Whether |
the message reachd him or not 1 don't j
know. At any rate, he came imniedi- ,
ately, but in the meantime his father i
died. There were none with him but I
his third wife, her cousin and Parrott, j
who received $100,000 from the estate
and an arrangement whereby ho Is to '
manage the East Coast system as long |
as he likes.
"1 received information before the J
funeral that I was not to receive a |
card of admission. 1 didn't ask for j
one. With thousands or others 1 paid -
my humble respects to Henry M. Flag- j
let- outside the churcn, and then went i
"That is the story of how one of the
greatest men America has ever known
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HIGH COST OF LIVING
KEEPS GOING ON UP
Department of Labor Issues;
Comparative Figures From i
Washington. June 22.?Every princi- |
pal article of food except sugar, of the j
fifteen staples, representing approxi
mately two-thirds of the expenditure
for food by the average workingnian's
family, showed a decided increase in
retail price February 15, 1913, coin- '
pared with the average prico for the
ten-year period. 1S90-1S99, according
to the latest investigation of the sta- ;
tisticians of the Bureau of Labor.
Sugar was 4.9 per cent lowor. smoked
bacon was 1X1.t> per cent higher.
Increases in the o'her food articles
were: Sirloin steuk, 60..S per cent; round
steak. S4.fi; rib roast. 62.7; pork chops. !
S9.4; smoked ham. 69.1; pure lard. 52.3
hens. 66.0; wheat flour, 27.4; cornmeal, i
56.1; strictly fresh eggs, 56.0; creamery
butter, 03.0; white potatoes, 23.6; fresh
The prices were collected in thirty
nine important industrial cities in
which live one-fifth of the total num
ber of the people in continental United
Increase for One Year.
There was an advance of 2.3 per cent
over February 15. 1912. in the relative i
prices, weighted according to the aver- !
age consumption of the various artl- 1
j t"'cs food in workingmen's families,
j Retail prices of February 16, 1913,1
j compared with those on that day a
jear ago in the principal cities show: /
Sirloin steak?Increases: Boston, 101
| per cent; New York. 17.3; Atlanta, 10.6;
Chicago, 13.1; Kansas City, 17.9; New
Orleans. 14.S; Denver, 12.3; San Fran
cisco, 23.0; Seattle. 19.6. Decrease: i
Dallas. O.S per cent.
Hound steak?Increases: Boston, 7.2 !
Per cent; New York. 17.6; Atlanta. I
lis; Chicago. 19.5; Kansas City, 20.1; I
D\ 1 las, r?.6: New Orleans. 26,7; Don- j
ver, 12.S; sin Francisco. 30.9; Seattle, i
llih roast?Increases; Boston, 20.a; j
per cent. New York, 16.6; Atlanta,
10.,; Chicago, 6.5; Kansas City, 11.4; i
Dallas. 6.S. New Orleans, 5.S; Denver,'
lii.5; San Francisco, '.">.9; Seattle, 27.1.
Fork chops?Increases- Boston, 22.2 i
per cent; New York. 23.9; .Atlanta,
10.7, Chicago, 22.0; Kansas City, 23.3;
New Orleans, 5.0; Denver, 20.0; San
I- rancisco, 1*1.4; Seattle, 9.2, Decrease
Dallas, 2.1 per cent.
Big Jump to Unron.
Smelted bacon?Increases: Boston.'
25.5 per cent; New York, 13 5; Atlanta, !
19.2; Chicago, 11.6; Kansas City, 6.s; '
New Orleans, 7.3; Denver, 17.1; Son :
Francisco, 9.S; Seattle, 19.7. Decrease: i
Dallas, 7.1 per cent
Smoked bams?Increases: Boston, |
11.0 p<>r cent; New York, 12.S: Atlanta, i
15.::; Chicago. 14.0; Kansas City, 14.fi;.
New Orleans, 14.1; Denver, 11.1; San
Francisco, IS 7; Seattle, 4 7. Decrease: ,
Dallas, 71 per cent.
Pure lard?Increase: Boston, 20.5 i
per cent; New York. 10.4; Atlanta, 7.7; J
Chicago. 3.7; Kansas City, 16.3: Dal- (
las, 11.9; New Orleans, 15.5; Denver, j
21.3; San Francisco. 21.3; Seattle, 17.5. j
Hers?Increases: Boston, 11.2; New j
York, 7.6; Chicago, j 1.0, Kansas City. |
4.4; New Orleans, 4.7; Denver, 9.S;
Seattle. 2.2. Decr.ases: Atlanta, 13.3 1
per cent; Dallas, 0.5 per cent.
Wheat flour?Increases: Atlanta, 2.S j
per cent; Dallas. 2.1; New Orleans, 3.9; |
San Francisco. 2.S; Seattle. 4.6. De- I
creases: Boston. 6 7 per cent; New
York. 9 9; Chicago. 13.0; Kansas City,
5.0; Denver, 6.6.
Corn meal?Increases: Boston. 0 1 per
cent; Atlanta. 0.0; Chicago, 0.S; Kansas
City, 3.5; Dallas. 4.5; Now Orleans, 11.9;
San Francisco. 5.4; Seattle. 4.^. De
creases: New York, 0 I per cent; Den
Kg*;* Miott Decrease.
Strictly fresh ogas?Decreases: Bos
ton, 19.9 pei cent; New York, 17".. At
lanta, 19.1; Chicago, i0.fi; Kansas City.
1S ">; Dallas. S.S. New Orleans. 5 9, Den
ver. 7 S; San Francisco. 1 7; Seattle, 5.1.
Creamery butter?Increases: N'ew
York. 9.7 per cent: Atlanta. 17; Chi
cago, 2 7; Kansas City. 12.S; New Or
leans. 1.0; Denver. 4.9. Seattle, 27; De
creases: Boston. 9.5 per cent; San Fran
cisco, 2 3.
White potatoes?Decreases: Boston,
4 1 per cent; Now York, no data; At
lanta. 2S 0; Chicago, 39.1; Kansas City.
35 S; Dallas. 20.6; New Orleans, 22.i;
Denver. 49.4; Sail Francisco. 17.3; Seat
Sugar Decreases Boston. 15.5 per
cent. New York. 11.7; Atlanta. 20.2;
Chicago, 19.S; Kansas City, 10.6; Dallas,
is.7. New Orleans, 15.4; San Francisco.
1..3: Seattle. 13.2.
Milk?Increases: Boston. 1.6 per
cent; Now York, 14; no change in At
lanta, Chicago, Kansas City. Dallas
New Orleans or San Francisco. De
crease: Seattle. 3.3 por cent
Ideal Weatlier for Harvest.
[Spoclal to The Times-DlspatcL. ]
Lynchburg, Va , June 22 - -The wheat
and oats harvest is in full blast in the
counties around Lynchburg, and the
reports are that the heaviest yield is
being made this year that has been
savea for a decade. The farmers have
had Ideal weather conditions for the
THESE FOLKS LEAD
REAL SIMPLE LIFE
Strange Circumstances Found by
Salesman on Top of Blue
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Lynchburg. Ya., June 22.?That truth
is stranger than fiction has again been
demonstrated by a Virginia mountain
section as is evidenced by a story just
brought to Lynchburg by C. A. Tan
ner. a traveling'salesman from Gladys,
who was sent into the fastnesses of
the Blue Uldge .Mountains to make a
trade for a threshing machine with a
native, who lives on the top of the
ridge. The man wrote to a manufac
turing concern, wanting to trade a
second-hand threshing machine In on
tHe purchase of a new one. Mr. Tan
ner was sent to make the deal.
Driving from Arrlngton about thirty
miles across Nelson County to a point
less than fifty miles from Lynchburg
and not that far from the University
of Virginia or the city of Staunton,
Tanner saw things he did not think
could exist in Virginia, even at the top
of a ridge of the Blue Ridge chain o?
Arriving at the home, four miles up
the mountain over rough roads. Tanner
found a two-room log cabin, in which
his prospective customer, his wife, and
six children made their homo. The
head of the house was absent, and
the salesman had to wait for his re
turn. In this time he found that none
of the six children had before seen an
ordinary carriage, such as which he
made the trip in. Only one of them
had ever been to school, this little
boy's education extending over a por
tion of one school term. None of them
had ever been to church, and a Bible
was not in evidence, the only sign of
civilization being a copy of a Lynch
burg paper, several month, old. The
children were presented with a dime
apiece, and it was their first glimpse
of such a coin. They did not know
the use of money. Asking for a match*
to light a cigarette. Mr. Tanner found
tiie family had not had a match in the
cabin for three months, fire being kept
by a smouldering bark pile on the
Even under such conditions of civ
ilization the salesman made his sale
and left, after being furnished an ex
cellent, though simple, dinner.
Not far distant from the home re-,
ferred to. Mr. Tanner came across an
other family, that of a man who claims
to he nn Indian, who, with his wife and
fourteen children, made their home In
a one-room log cabin In the room
the only evidence of furniture was a
barrel stove, and thiq was the ortly
thing used for cooking The family
had the appearance of Indians. They
were illiterate and wholly ignorant
of all things save the simple life in
which the> moved, excepting they use
modern implements for farming, and
cultivate crops usually grown in this
POOII FISHI\<; SKA SON.
Hecouf Warm Went Iter. Hoirever?
Milken Conditions Hotter.
[ Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Heat.hsville, Va , June 22.?The. fisher
men have been quite despondent over
the small catches of nsh since the sea
son opened, and in a measure, to con
tinued cool weather, hut the hot days
of the past week raised iheir hopes and
spirits considerably, and there has been
little complaint of the. reecnt catches.
Although some are still contending:
there will never again be the succoss
ful and prosperous days of the past,
unless consolidation take splace and
that shortly, at present there are, by
far, too many fishing boats; they scare
the fish so they do not even get In the
bay, and fishing in '.lie ocean Is at
tended with enormous exposure.
The shipment of early tomatoes will
Nearly all farmers have cut wheat
and threshing has commenced. As yet
no wheat has been shipped from North
umberland. The weather for curing
hay has been ideal, and great quanti
ties of it. both German clover and
timothy and caplJng clover have been
C A 3 T O R I A,