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HIGHLAND
ECORDER
VOL. xxn.
MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., AUGUST 17. 1900.
NO. 34.
THE NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD.
A passenger train on the Lehigh and
New England Railroad struck an nm
nlbus containing 25 persons at Ben
ninger'fi Crossing, about thre<> miks
east of Slatington, Ta., and eleven of
the passengers in thc 'bus were in?
stantly killed, a number of others be?
ing fatally injured. The injured were
immediately conveyed to St. Luke's
Hospital, South Bethlehem, on a spe?
cial train.
R. H. Ferrell, a former employee ol'
the Adams Express Company, was ar?
rested in Columbus, Ohio, and con?
fessed to the murder of Express Mes?
senger Lane and ihe robbery of thc
safe on tbe Pennsylvania eastbound
train. One thousand dollars of the
money was recovered.
John Peck, of Ea<t Fallowfield
Township. Pa., became crazed on the
subject of the Avar in China and aa cut
gunning for preachers because he be?
lieved they were responsible for the
trouble.
Nine persons 'if a pii-nic parly Avore
struck by the same flash of lightning
in the Bronx lection of New York, of
whom three are very seriously injured.
Fritz Schall. of Philadelphia, who
got the mitten from his sweetheart,
who was advised by a fortune-teller to
give him np, committed suicide.
John Butler, alias "Frisco Slim."
was arrested in New York for com?
plicity iu the looting of ihe Massanut
ton Bank, in Strasburg, Va.
Edgar Welch, fi I years old. of Ray?
mond. Me., ran down Moimi Washing?
ton, reducing the record he had pre
\ iously made.
The Hotel Obold And adjoining prop?
erty, in Hanover, Pa., were destroyed,
the loss being estimate] at about $50.
000.
John Donohue was thrown into the
Harlem river by tramps because he
refused to give them money for drink.
Alexander Braechi. the alleged An?
archist, who was arrested in Richmond
upon complaint thal he had threatened
lo blow np St. Peter's Cathedral, cre?
ated a sensation in the Police Court by
springing upon and striking the first,
witness against him. This Incident
practically ended the examination, as
the police justice sentenced Braechi to
jail in default of $1000 security.
At Goodland, Kan., the hiding place
of the two men who held up a Union
Pacific train, killed one passenger and
robbed ihe others Sunday, was found
by a sheriff and posse. A fight fol?
lowed, in which one robber was killed
and tAvo of the posse probably fatally
injured. The other robber barricaded
himself In a sod kitchen, where he still
holds the fort.
The American Caramel Company, of
York, Pa., has purchased the Lancaster
Caramel Company's plant for the sum
Of 1800,000 In cash.
Thomas J. Brown Avas killed in New
York by falling from the third story
of an apartment house, in which he
had a flat.
Governor Roosevelt will open the
campaign in the West on Sept. 20.
Charles Rodding, of Lancaster, Pa.,
was drowned at Atlantic City.
A committee to organize a company
and enter the street railway business
in St. Louis was appointed at a meet?
ing of the executive committee of the
Street Railway Employees' Union.
The heat in Chicago has been ter?
rific. In less than two days eleven
people have died and many have been
prostrated. One thousand horses have
died. Business is seriously affected.
Two died at Pittsburg and seven were
prostrated.
The Harper Bros. building, on Pearl
and Cliff streets, New York, with the
machinerv. etc.. was s<>ld to Alexander
E. Orr for ?L100,000.
W. IL Brooks was convicted at Pal
c si inc. Texas, of being a principal In
the lynching Of James Humphreys in
The British steamer Palestro strand?
ed on Diamond Shoals. The crew were
taken off by life-savers.
Two men were killed and one seri?
ously injured by an explosion at a
quarry near Franklin. Pa.
Herbert Haynes, a ni^ht watchman
at Clayton. Del., was fatally shot by a
tramp.
The Shelby Steel Tillie Works, at
BeavfT Falls, Pa., were burned; loss,
$300,000.
Steamers from Cane Nonie brought
nearly half a million dollars in gold to
Beattie.
The Evening Star, of Philadelphia,
waa R'dd to William C. Grainer for
$14,500.
A storm caused considerable damage
around Dover, De).
Messrs. Bryan and Stevenson were
duly notified at Indianapolis of their
nominations for President nnd Viee
Presideni. They each made speeches.
Mr. Bryan discussed imperialism as
paramount issue.
Judge Lacorabe, of thc United States
Circuit Court, rendered an opinion
which indicates that an order for the
extradition of Charles F. W. Neely to
the Cuban authorities will be signed
on August 13.
The population of Providence, R. I..
acceding to the recent census, is 175.
eC7. In 1890 the population was 132,
14J. The increase In ten years is 32.88
per cent.
Textile manufacturers of New Eng?
land are said to have agreed to curtail
production during August and Sep?
tember.
The auxiliary cruiser Dixie arrived
e.t New York after a lengthy cruise as
u training ship.
Hon. J. Simpson Africa, a prominent
citizen of Pennsylvania, ls dead.
Several people were prostrated in
Pittsburg by the heat. One case, that
of Jacob Reneker, aged 07, resulted fa?
tally.
At Newport, Ky.. Jotrv W. Joly shot
*nd killed Lottie Kloekamp, his wife's
bister, and mortally wounded his wife.
The Sonoma, a lar|c merchant ves?
sel for the Pacific trade, as launched
at Cramps' yards, Philadelphia.
Yistor fl. Fay, of the UnlUd States
Bureau # Forestry, at Washington,
died at Pine Bluff. Ark.
Wallila Qilhert, nf,ed 35, was killed
near S^ripton by the roof of a coal
mine falling on him.
Battery 0 ?'Hh 175 men. started
from Port Riley, Kan., for China, via j
?an Rr latino
HOPE OF PEACE NOW
CHINA M EKS A3 IMMEDIATE END
OF THE JHiHTIN*;;.
Ll TO ACT FOR EMPEROR.
Il Js Inferred What Terms He MBkes Will
Satisfy Imperial Government -There is
XsTOfsposUiOM Evident In Washington
(oAhat* Hie Demands Made for I'essa,
Im'ii of Hostilities.
Washington (Special). ? Hope of
peace in China is dawning at last.
Minister Wu Ting Fang presented to
the State Department an edict from
Emperor Kuang Usu appointing Li
Hung Chang Envoy Plenipotentiarv
to propose "an immediate cessation of
hostile demonstrations." There had
been reports of this from Shanghai,
but Minister Wu's presentation of the.
edict puts it in official form.
The edict says that Li is authorized
to conduct negotiations in behalf of
ihe Emperor for the settlement of
whatever questions may have to be
dealt Avith. The result of the nego?
tiations is lo be reported to the Em?
peror for his sanction. It is- believed
here that this indicates a decided wil?
lingness by China to make concessions,
nnd that the allied armies may not
enter Pekin. When they reach the
east pate of Pekin, it is hoped, the
Chinese Government will be willing to
deliver the Minis ers and other foreign?
ers to them, and Ll can then negotiate
a lei sis of peate.
Acting Secretary of State Adce re?
plied to the edict promptly. He reiter?
ates the demand! previously made by
the United States for co-operation be?
tween the Chinese Government and
the allied forces, and intimates that
negotiations cannot be entered into
until ihe Chines? Government complies
with those demands. As China is ex?
pected to comply soon, this obstacle is
in a fair way of being removed.
One or more breaks may occur in
this program. The Russian Govern?
ment, it is announced from St. Peters?
burg, has authorized li. De Glers, its
Minister, to leave Pekin under Chinese
escort, as proposed by the Chinese
Government. It is considered likely
that he has already left P?>kin. Then,
too. there is the German punitive ex?
pedition, which Emperor William has
announced will exact reparation for
the murder of Baron von Ketteler.
Field Marshall Count von Waldersee.
when he arrives in China, may find
nothing but this expedition to com?
mand.
A cablegram from Minister Conger,
dated August 4, and addressed to Gen?
eral Chaff ce, was received. He says:
"Wc Avill hold on until your arrival;
hope it will be soon."
NEARLY I IVE MILLION?.
A tareen ts A*??t> of National Hanks
fnrpast AU Record**
Washington (Special).?A summary
Of thc condition of all the national
banks in the United States at the close
of business June 29. 1900, bas just been
completed by the Comptroller of the
Currency.
The aggregate assets of the banks is
shown to be $4,944,965,623, the highest
ever reached in the history of the na?
tional system. The largest amount pre?
viously reported was on June 30, 1899,
since which date there has been an
Increase of $235,331,719.
The number of banks reporting to
the Comptroller on June 30, 1899, was
3583. as against 3732 on June 29 last,
showing an increase of 149 banks.
The increase in assets is shotvn to
be in loans and discounts, the increase
being about one-half the total amount,
the remainder consisting of United
States bonds and cash held by the
banks.
The abstract shows an increase in
the circulating medium of $65,944,635.
The circulation is now shown to be
$265,303,018, as against $19^,358,382 one
year ago.
The reserve held by thc banks on
June 30.1899. was 29.75 per cent, and the
reserve held on June 29. 1900, was 29.18.
showing a strong cash resource con?
tinuously held by the banks against
their deposits during the past year.
A geographical division of the ne\v
banks organized shows that in the New
England States there was one; in the
Eastern States. 19; in the Southern
States, 16; in thc Middle States. 29; in
thc Western States, 33, and the Pacific
States, 3.
A CLASH ALREADY REPORTED.
.I:ip:tnenc nnd Russian* .Said to Hair
Tought I ;<< h Other.
London (By Cable).?A Shanghai die
patch tays that official advices from
Tokio announce that, armed collisions
have occurred between parties of Rus?
sians and Japanese outside Taku. This,
however, as it comes by way of Shang?
hai, must await confirmation before be?
ing credited.
The Sebastopol correspondent of the
Daily Graphic states that the Russian
Government will send 125,000 addition?
al troops from Odessa to the Far East
before the end of the year. Berlin dis?
patches say it is rumored there that an
agreement has been reached between
Emperor Nicholas and Emperor Wil?
liam, by which the German troops will
be permitted to proceed to China by
way of Siberia.
Gels 999,000 After 'il Years.
Leavenworth, Kan. (Special).?After
six trials in the United States Circuit
Court and a delay of 21 years and 4
months, the Mutual Life Insurance
Company of New York settled its case
Avith Mrs. Sallie E. Hillmon-Smith, this
city, by paying her $22,000 in cash.
This amount, with interest, was decided
by a jury to be due her on a policy
held by Hillmon when he disappeared
In 1879.
The Mutual Life of New York is the
second ot the three original insurance
companies to settle. The Connecticut
Mutual is still holding out. with a
judgment of $11,054 against it.
ABOLT NOTED I'JSOPLE.
Prince Sheng, the Chinese Director
of Telegraphs, is said to be one of the
best telegraphic experts in all the East.
The degree of doctor of philosophy
avrs recently awarded to Mon Toa, of
Bangkok, by thc University of Heidel?
berg.
Australia has had a controversy over
the right ol members of Parliament to
take service in the army, which recalls
the case of General Wheeler. !n the
Australian case the seat of a'membei
who went to South Africa as a cor?
poral was promptly declared vacant.
KILLED BY INTENSE HEAT.
Eleven Ole lu New York and Nine In
Chicago.
New York (Special).?Eleven per?
sons died here from the excessive heat,
which has been torturing humanity in
tbi> locality for some days and still
continues with little prospect of a
let-up. The greatest suffering is en?
dured by the people of the lower East
Side districts, which are so thickly
populated. In these neighborhoods
numerous families occupy a single
apartment, and many of them sleep on
the pavements in front of the buildings
1 in the hope of obtaining a little fresh
air. The fire department opened a
| number of the plugs and flushed the
si reefs in the hope of reducing the
tcmpeiature. This pave a temporary
relief. The infant mortality ls very
great.
Horses are perishing all over the city
and mortality among them threatens
to equal that of the record-breaking
August hot spell of 1896. when so many
died that business was seriously crip?
pled.
Philadelphia (Special).?The intense
lu at here resulted in five deaths and
twenty prostrations.
Thc maximum temperature was
reached at 4 o'clock, when the Govern?
ment thermometer on top of the post
office building registered 97 degrees.
Thc minimum Avas 80 degrees, at 3.40
o'clock. At 8 o'clock the mercury hart
reached the 85 mark, and by 10 o'clock
jumped to 92. At noon three addi?
tional degrees were noted, and at 2
o'clock 96 degrees were registered. The
mean temperature was 88, 12 above
normal. The average for the past four
days was higher than any other similar
period on record.
Chicago (Special).?Nine deaths and
fifteen prostrations resulted from the
excessive heat here. The tempera?
ture Avas above 90 the greater part of
the day, and for one hour during the
afternoon touched 95 degrees.
Pittsburg (Special).?Instead of go?
ing lower, the thermometer jumped up
a point, reaching 97 on the Government
instrument. Five deaths and six pros?
trations are directly attributable to the
hot weather.
NO WELCOME I OR HIM.
Italian nt the White House With a Tro
.fertile as a Present.
Washington (Special).?An Italian,
who gave his name as "Professor"
Piguccia, of Feluccn. Italy, caused some
excitement at the White House by ex
j hibiting a brass projectile which he
I wished to present to the President. He
j arrived during the forenoon accom
! panied by a negro who bore a large
| satchel. When stopped at the front
door by Usher Mitchell he presented a
; slip of paper bearing this inscription:
j "Professor Piguccia presents this pro?
jectile to thc President of the United
Slates." He look out of tjpe satchel a
very heavy brass projectile and a long
wire, and explained that the pushing
| of the wire through a hole which had
been bored in the end of the pro?
jectile's nose would cause a big explo?
sion. The visitor could speak no Eng?
lish and made known his mission by
signs. After some questioning it was
concluded the Italian was an inventor
seeking official recognition of his de?
vice, and he Avas directed to the Italian
Embassy. Later the Secret Service
was nolified.
SKYMOii: (i.VINS HIS FOIST.
j The Viceroy of Nankin Agrees to British
Occupation of Shanghai.
Shanghai (By Cable).?Ailinn al Sey
I monr has arranged with the Viceroy
' of Nankin for a British occupation of
j thc foreign settlements in Shanghai.
The German warship Seeadler has
\ arrived at T6in Tau from Apia.
Hong Kong (By Cable).?Two de?
tachments of Italian troops here have
' been notified to prepare to proceed to
Shanghai.
About three thousand Black Flags
! left Canton, ostensibly bound for Pe
I kin.
It is reported at Canton that the
j French intend to ?clear the Chinese
j craft from the creek separating the
! artificial island of Sha Mien and Can
' ton. The Chinese protest against
j such action as calculated to cause dis
I turbances.
May Have Ileen Sophie Niel.
Chattanooga, Tenn. (Special).?From
telegrams received from New York it
1 is believed that Mrs. Gaetano Brescl,
; wife of the Italian who assassinated
i King Humbert, was formerly Sophie
i Niel, A\ho lived at Shelbyville. Tenn.
Several days ago Tennessee papers
; published dispatches from Shelbyville
saying that Mrs. Bresci was supposed
to* be a native of that city and that
I she was the daughter of a distinguish
; ed colonel in the Confederate Army.
Since that publication telegrams have
I been received stating that Mrs. Bresci
! admitted that her name was Sophie
! Niel.
The Shelbyville Sophie Niel left that
I place about a dozen years ago. She
went to New York and has never re?
turned.
First Hide Was Intnl.
Chattanooga, Tenn. (Special).?Near
I Anniston, Ala., W. A. Turner, wife and
3-months-old baby jumped off a South
; ern Railway train while lt was running
I at the rate of 40 miles an hour. Turnor
? was killed and the wife and baby are
| thought to be fatally injured. At last
i accounts the woman was dying.
I They had never been on a train be
I fore, and when the engine blew for
j the station where they were going
| they deliberately walked to the plat
; form and jumped off.
The Cotton Croii.
Washington (Special).?The month?
ly report of the statistician of ihe De
partment of Agriculture shows the av
I er?ge condition of colton on August 1
to have been 76, as compared with 75.8
on July 1. 1900; 84 on August 1, 1899;
191.2 on August 1, 1898, and 85.3 the
| mean of the August averages of the
j last ten years.
Train Records Broken.
Baltimore (Special).? The cigar
shaped train invented by Frederick
Adams and generally known as "The
' Wind Splitter," beat all records be
tAveen Philadelphia and Baltimore,
when the run waa made from Chest-,
nut Street Station to this city in 1
hour aud 41 minutes. Some of the
miles w<-re covered at the rate of 82
I miles an hour. The run was made
Kinder ihe supervision of engineers of
| the technical, mechanical and scientific
! department of the road, and Mr. Fred.
I Adams, itfie inventor.
BRYAN NOTIFIED,
TOOK PLACE IN THE OPEN AIR AT
MILITARY PARK.
IMMENSE CROWD PRESENT
Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson Also Notified ?
Groat Enthusiasm Prevailed ? Both
Nominees Make Imperialism the Great
IsHiie of tlie Campaign A Parade ol
Club* Preceded Exercises at the Park.
Indianapolis, Ind. (Special).?Wil?
liam J. Bryan and Adlai E. Stevenson
were in this city officially and formal?
ly notified of their nominations by the
Democrats at their recent Kansas City
Convention to the offices, respect?
ively, of President and vice-President
of the United States. The ceremony
was made the occasion of a demon
! stration with which the Democrats
may be fairly said to have begun their
: national campaign.
The notification occurred in the mili?
tary Park, a beautifully shaded tract
, "f ground in thc centre of the city.
j The park contains, probably, 30 acres
of ground and,; ii was well covered
1 with people. *jj the vicinity of the
j speakers' stand the crowd was very
I dense, and thc entire park was well
filled. Probably a majority of them
I were residents of Indianapolis, but
many were from other portions of In?
diana, while many also came TTora dis?
tant States. There was also a quite
general gathering of the members of
the Democratic National Committee,
while, of course, the members of the
two committees appointed to make the
official notifications were also present.
The occasion was, therefore, regarded
as of national political importance.
The ceremony was preceded by a pa?
rado through the principal streets of
the city, which was participated in by
a number of visiting and local Demo?
cratic clubs. These acted as an es
j cort to the notification party, and the
j cavalcade was an imposing one. The
| meeting began a few minutes after 3
o'clock, aud concluded at 5.40 p. m.
Five speeches were made, Mayor
; Taggart, of Indianapolis, adding a wel
I coming address to the notification
i speeches of Representative Richardson
aud Governor Thomas and responses
j made by Mr. Bryan and Mr. Stevenson.
The weather was hot, but toward
j the close of the ceremonies a slight
i breeze alleviated to some extent the
I suffering occasioned by the high tem
I peraturc. At one time it appeared as
j if actual suffocation might be the result
I of the terrible crowding in front of the
stand where the ceremonies occurred,
I but beyond a few faintings and much
' personal discomfort no evil resulted.
j The platform on which the speeches
j were made was elevated about six feet
above the park lawn, and upon it sat
| the candidates and their families and
the members of the National Commit
] tee and of the two notification com
! mittees, as well as a few invited
\ guests. Mr. Bryan sat near the centre
j of the stage, just to the left of Chair
, man Jones, who presided. Mrs. Bryan
i and William, Jr.. occupied adjoining
j chairs. Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson also
I sat in the same group, as did Mrs.
Senator Jones, Congressman Richard?
son and Governor and Mrs. Thomas.
The meeting was called to order in
a brief speech of welcome by Mayor
I Taggart, of this city.
He then introduced as the permanent
| chairman of the meeting Senator Jas.
K. Jones, of Arkansas.
Senator Jones made no speech upon
taking the chair, but confined his re?
mark! to the simple introduction of
the speakers to the audience.
Freight Wreck on the Seaboard.
Petersburg, Va. (Special).?Four fiat
cars loaded with lumber were driven
I into the new freight depot of the Sea
I board Air Line in this city. The ac?
cident was caused by the failure of
I the brakes ou a train which was be
| ing shifted to stop the train. The
four cars were completely wrecked
j and a hole thirty feet square made in
j the depot. No one was injured, the
I brakemen escaping injury by jumping.
Million Hollar Fire.
Ashland, Wis. (Special).?A round
million dollars' worth of property was
destroyed by fire in the lumber district
of this city. The flames were checked
after three hours' struggle and before
they reached the valuable sawmills and
ore docks along the water front. The
wind favored the fire-fighters during
the afternoon and probably nothing
else saved the millions of dollars'
worth of property along the water's
edge, and perhaps a good part of the
city.
Boy Poisoned His Eather.
Fresno, Cal. (Special).?Fred Hines,
13 years old, has confessed that he poi?
soned his father, who is lying danger?
ously ill at the County Hospital. The
boy said that his father treated him
cruelly, and had refused to allow bim
to drive his team. He concluded to
kill him. He and his younger brother
bought the poison which Fred put lu
his father's coffee.
Mny ne an Army Scandal.
Washington (Special).?A board of
survey has been appointed to meet at
Seattle August 25 to examine into and
report upon the circumstances pertain?
ing to a shortage of Government pro?
perty and the failure of certain officers
in Alaska and Manila to receipt for
Government stores invoiced to them
by the quartermaster.
Georgia May EoIIoav Suit.
Atlanta, Ga. (Special).?Owing to
the result of the recent election in
North Carolina, in which white su?
premacy was engrafted on the state,
Representative Hardwick will intro?
duce at the next session of the Georgia
legislature a bill providing for a con?
stitutional amendment similar in form
and provision to that adopted in the
cid North State.
FIELD OE LABOR.
London has 13,564 policemen.
New York contains 233,000 unionists.
? New Hampshire has 13,000 shoemak?
ers.
Indianapolis has 600 union carpen?
ters.
Chicago has ninety-eight steam fire
engines.
Persia's women are adopting Euro?
pean dress.
In Kaffraria cattle constitute the
chief currency.
The Amalgamated Carpenters' treas?
ury contains $1,005,000.
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THE OLD
LATEST NEWS GLEANED FROM VAHI
OES PAKTS OF VIRGINIA.
ATTACKED A WITNESS.
Alex. Braechi Croat** a Sensation lu a
Police four 1?Subdued Avitli IMrnmlty
Yoting Negro (.ct* Eighteen Years for
Attempted Criminal AtMtJ.lt?Tlircat.i
of Lynching Modo?Other Lira Now*
Alex. Braechi, the Italian arrested in
Richmond and supposed to be an An?
archist, created a sensation by mak?
ing a violent attack upon Michael Ja
cobini, the chief witucss against bim.
Braechi is a stout, powerfully built fel?
low and it took three policemen to pre?
vent him from injuring Jacobini. The
accused was arraigned before Police
Justice Crutchfield on the formal
charge of being a suspicious character.
Jacobini Avas telling of his acquaint?
ance with Braechi two years ago, and
how he had declared himself an An?
archist. At this point the prisoner
jumped over the bar for the witness
with clenched hands, determined to do
him violence. The police present
forced the violent fellow to the iioor.
The man was finally, but with diffi?
culty, overcome, and nippers placed on
his wrists. He resumed his position
by his counsel, crying and rubbing his
eyes with his manacled hands. Brae?
chi denounced Jacobini's statements as
lies, insisting that he is a hard-working
man. The Italian's conduct in court
scaled his doom with tike police magis?
trate and he was placed under bond of
$1000 to keep the peace, in default of
which he was sent to jail for a year.
Vouur Negro's Crime.
Cary Goode, a young negro hardly
13 years of age, was tried in the
County Conn of Appomattox on ih'>
charge of attempting to criminally as?
sault Mrs. John Torrence, a highly re?
spected lady of that county. Mrs. Tor?
rence's husband had gone away to
thresh wheat, and early in the morninf
Goode, who was employed on the Tor?
rence place, crepi from his room, on
the upper floor. d?>wn into Mrs. Tor
lime's chamber, where he found hei
and her children asleep on a pallet
which Avas spread out on the floor.
When the negro attempted to assault
her Mrs. Torrence aAvoke, and on see?
ing thc negro struck him with her list
and then, grabbing a chair, attacked
him with such a will that she put him
to flight. He Avas immediately pur?
sued, and had he been captured he
would have been lynched.
The negro Avas afterward caught in
I nimville. lt was expected that he
would receive the death penalty, and
when the Jury rendered a verdict of 18
years in the penitentiary there was
much excitement and indignation and
many threats of lynching, lt hap?
pened that a train was due to pa*s Ap?
pomattox Station in a short Avhile after
ihe verdict was rendered, and owing to
the state of the public mind the court
directed the sheriff to take the prisoner
to Richmond at once, which was don^.
It is thought that thc Jury were influ?
enced in their verdict by the fact that
the negro wai not quite 16 years of age
and that he did not possess a vary
bright mind.
Taxing Dog*
Westmoreland county is well sup?
plied with dogs. Fox hunting is a
popular sport and some fine packs of
hounds are oAvned in thal county. A
large majority of the dogs, however,
ire worthless curs, and these have been
causing po much trouble aud loss to
sheep-raisers that the Board of Super?
visors recently adopted vigorous tax
laws for dogn. Thc books of the Com?
missioners of Revenue are dow being
made up, and it is thought the revenue
derived this year from thc lax on dogs
will exceed $1000. In a number of
cases the assessments shew for one
person |16 to $20 on dogs, and one citi?
zen gives in for taxation nuns valued
at $800 and dogs valued at $300.
Thc Palest ro a XV rei h
Thc British steamer Pales.io. which
struck on the outer Diamond Shoal of!
Cape Hatteras, lies a hopeless wreck,
with her decks under water and the
vessel about to break in two.
The Palestro was bound from Pen?
sacola to Liverpool with lumber, and.
with her cargo, was" valued at about
$300,000. The crew of 30. together wi! h
Captain Armstrong, are being cared for
at the life-saving station, and will
shortly come to Norfolk, when the Brit?
ish Vice-Consul will forward the men
to their homes.
Iii Honor <.f Kim; Hiuit'i: rt.
The memorial services in Richmond
in honor of King Humbert were
on an elaborate scale. The pa?
geant embraced almost every ital?
ian, in the city, city ufficials. a
brass band and other accompani?
ments. The procession inarched
through the principal streets to the
Cathedral, where at ll o'clock Bishop
Van de Vyver celebrated high mass.
Badges were worn by all those in the
parade and the Federal flag was con?
spicuously in evidence. The caisson
on which rested the catafalque was
drawn by six white horses, with foot?
men clad in white. I
Gilligan's Case.
The case of Nick Gilligan, who was
given 18 years In the penitentiary for
the murder of C. Beverly Turner, the
father of his sweetheart, and who was
refused a ncA\ trial at Isle of Wight
Court House, will not be carried to thc
Court of Appeals, contrary to expec?
tations. Col. J. C. Baker and the other
attorneys have decided that it will be
impossible for them to carry the case
up, although the -funds necessary to
defray the expense have been assured.
Convicted of If a riler.
The trial of Elihu Skeen for the
murder of James Barnes, Mrs. Skeen's
paramour, was concluded in the Hus?
tings Court of Bristol, and Skeen Avas
sentenced to two years in the peniten?
tiary. Skeen admitted on the stand
that he committed the murder to
avenge the conduct of Barnes toward
Mrs. Skeen.
Killed in a Windstorm.
During a heavy windstorm a large
barn on the farm of B. C. Harrison, at
Brandon, on James river, Avas blown
down and a colored girl named Martha
Blow, who was in the building, was in?
stantly killed. A large quantity ol
wheal and other grain was destroyed.
Hanged Himself in .'nil.
Ami Alexander, confined in the Pres?
ton county jail as a lunatic, committed
suicide by hanging himself with strings
made from a blanket.
The Knights of Columbus celebrated
at Atlantic City embarkation day ot
Columbus on his voyage which result?
ed in the discovery of America.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
Orth. of Philadelphia, bas not made
a wild piteli this season.
Daly's work at second for Brooklyn
is something marvelous.
Collins, of Boston, has played tilly
perfect lidding games this season.
lu Chicago they claim that McCar?
thy is the greatest lett Helder thal ever
played on a Chicago team.
Sheehan, the new Infielder of the
New Yorks, was farmed out to the
Syracuse Club ol' the Eastern League.
S'-hrivcr. of the Pittsburgh has die
distinction ol' ha a lng gene through
half the season withoul striking out.
Batting averages in the League are
coming down until tho boys getting
one hit in three times are doing pretty
well.
Davis, of the New York team, and
Clark, of the Pittsburg team, are the
only two playing managers in the
League.
Mathewson, the new twirler of the
New Yorks. Avas formerly of Buck?
nel] University, and has also played
foot ball.
Mcphee, the Cincinnati's old second
baseman, bad a record of eighteen
years as a professional Avithout ever
being lined.
There are four clubs in the race for
the pennant in Hie American League.
They arc Chicago. Indianapolis, Mil?
waukee and Cleveland.
Taking his batting, fielding ami good
habits into consideration, Flick comes
pretty nearly being thc most valuable
man on the Philadelphia team.
Cleveland's revival is the greatest
argument that could be made for
clean ball. Tcbeauism chilled the For?
est City, but the obi tire bal been
rekindled under McAleer.
Secretary Pnlliam. of Pittsburg, has
come to the conclusion that this thing
ol' the players running tbe game on
the field must be stopped, or Hie mag?
nates soon will have to be looking Cot
other einuloyinent.
"KISSING BUG" CAUSED DEATH.
A Rite on the Lip Produced Itlooil Pois?
oning in a Jacksonville Woman.
Jacksonville. Fla. (Special'.?Mrs. M.
Burt, the wife of a jeweler here, died
Pom tile effect of a kissing bug's
sting. A few days ago while sitting
on tile porch ot' her house she felt the
insect's bile on her lip, but thought
little of it. Two days after it bogan
to pain ber, and while out driving she
tainted. Doctors were called in, teat
they could do nothing, and she died
after suffering agony all the week.
Physicians say the bug's bite caused
blood poisoning,
SOUTHERN DEVELOPMENT.
Though the buying inclination that
has of late moved in the Weat has not
yet reached the Birmingham iron dis?
trict, sellers there are expecting it.
There is a good deal of iron stackc' iu
furnace yards, which buyers refuse!
on the decline of the market. There
was little export selling done during
the week, though the outward wor&i
ment was considerable. Included In il
was the last shipment of 25,000 tons
soid last April and the beginning of
the shipment of a similar amount, and
it is reliably stated that 600 cars have
been ordered from one railroad alone
to move export iron. The Birmingham
correspondent of the Manufacturers'
Record notes a general resumption of
activity; the steel mill has started
with three furnaces in blast and its
blooming mill at work; the output will ,
lie increased as demand warrants. The
bar. rod and wire nail mill has also
started, and it is thought that the
plow works at Ensley will begin op?
erations within a few days. New coaj
mines are being opened, principally b
local capital.
As a matter of fact, the ancoYerfSj
of minerals in the South must coiif.ij
in more lines than one. In the
nessee phosphate lields thc se.jri'acl
mining phosphat" rock due I) heavy
rain and the drift of laborers lo other
localities where temporarily thvey mav
secure better wages, have resulted in
a condition described hy a correspond?
ent of the Manufacturers' Record as
follows: "For the first time since the
mines were opened there will be ?
heavy decrease in prod;.;uni against
a heavy increase each succeeding jrsa
heretofo^^ki the autumn of Wo all
thc oi-<n*?J^Fore filled t..,, *i ? sim-np-'
sheds were full of rock; the miner*
went into winter quarters with OT?*r
100,000 tons of rock on hand to ship out
on winter orders. To-day thc situa?
tion is entirely changed. The ship?
ments have been larger in the first six
months of 1000 than for thc correspond*
lng period of 1899. The demand is no!
merely steadily, but rapidly. Increas?
ing. The orders on hand for the last
half ot this year are larger than they
were for the last six months of las,
year. Already some mim-is have be<
compelled !?> ask for extensions
three, four and even s,. months or
their shipments, and scv. 1 compiniei
decline to bc >k any furthej^ofifers
any price."
K"r tw,, \ ?: ;, par has beep
mined and shipped from the mineral
heit in Crittenden and Livingston
counties, Kentucky, and at thts-'time
shipments arc about equal to the pro?
duction. A correspondent of the Manu?
facturers' Record, detailing the opera?
tions of live strong companies in tl
fields, says: "It is estimated that tb*
are GOO men at work in all phases
the business, though mining ls stll
the initiative. Now men are cd
to investigate, and, while thei
abnormal rush, representatives-!
tal aud mining enterprise frc
merdai centres arc finding tl
here every week. The quantity
fluor-spar is simply inexhaustible, ai
it is of the purest quality; the ap^i
lead and zinc are found in true fi
sure veins; the Teins are from six
thirty feet wide, and as lliey are
ried deeper lead and lina come W
them and the spar gradually gno\
less. The separation of the lead. Bim
and spar has been a problem A\hi<
until recently has retarded matted
now the problem has been solved b
the use of dry air gigs, aud machine
is being erected for this purpose. Oi
company is building a large and
pensive plant, and as soon affiiT.'
?ompleted the zinc and lead ores \\\
be worked and deeper mining for ihe
will be commenced in earnest
Among the many building operation-!
under way in the South are tbo^o ion
uecfed with thc erection of new cotton4
mills or adjuncts then.o. Arrange?
ments have coen made for the bulbi ii. i
of the bleachery of the Clearwater,
(S. C.) Bleachery and 'Manufacturing!
Company; the bleachery will be estab?
lished in a 160,000 building. Cedar
town, Ga., is to have a $100,000 spin?
ning and knitting mill; the site bl ;
been selected, and contracts for the
building will be let within the month;
'.he machinery will include spindle- t >
manufacture yarn and knitting ma
?hines for fine underwear, a dalJy
pacity of 400 dozen having' "been
:ided upon. It is announced thal
mill for the manufacture of cot)
underwear, with a daily capacity
?00 dozen garments, will be estab!i>
it Birmingham, while a company
'teen organized to build a knitting i(
it Eastman, Ga.
H. nw Artillery for Chitin.
Battery O, ol' tba Seventh Arti!
with its seven-inch siege guns.
the largest in the army, and 1"
started from Fort Kiley
San Francisco or. hurry or
ct eu to china

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