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HIGHLAND
RECORDER
NO. 39.
VOT.. XXII.
MONTEREY,
HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., SEPTEMBER 21,1900.
?iiianriitf* rno nCAIT
$8.00 Pair of Tires for Only $3.95
WHEN WE'LLALL BE GOOD.
I don't know when the dey will come,
Hut you nm! I, we know
That after awhile our good resolves
Will into being grow.
borne day, when we both have the time,
We'll cast our bunts away,
'And you'll be good, and I'll be go*-' ""
Well all be good, some day,
i
We'll run our business affair*
With thought of fellow-men.
Foi' we will let our good intent
(Jo into action then.
We'll make our friends all happier, N
And life will really pay;
For you'll be good, and I'll he good?
We'll all be goori, some day. ?
borne dav?of coom, it's 'way ahcaii?
But I know, so do you.
That some day we will take a linn,
And try the good ;>.nd true.
We'll do om- best for other iolks,
Thc world will be more lair, ?
And you'll be good, and I'll be good,
When.we've the time to sparc.
? -Josh Wink, in Bait hr ore American.
The Hand glass.
By Charles S. Hathaway.
Map-Oi^aaaaaaaaajaaa^
UPON th<> door was a sign eon*
vcyingthe information: "This
office closes at Ll p. m. on
Saturdays."
' This stipulation did not cover Mary
Macklen. however, for hero ii was af*
,ter 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and
alone, locked in Hie office, she had just
completed copying a score or moro of
letters dictated to her shortly before
closing time, by her employer.
, As the result of discouraging inter?
course with a lot of aches and pains
in her shoulders and hack Mary had
taken a position at au open window
and being ten floors above the street
level, she looked out upon a far reach?
ing area of the city's upper plateau.
"What a grimy, angular, hard sur?
face it is." she thought, as she studied
the hills and valleys, the promonto?
ries and ravines of the aerial geog?
raphy, flecked here and there with
cloud's of smoke aud swift rushing
flights of silver white stream. "Truly,
tired as 1 am. I feel lt is a good thing
I am privileged to eat and sleep next
to the surface of the earth. Down
there is an abundance of ugliness, of
course, hut the people are there, the
show windows, street cars and noises
are there, there it is companionable,
.while away up here the loneliness is
appalling: even ihe flies and the dust
'decline to associate with us and?-"
Then Miss Macklen started sudden?
ly, and, giviug a vigorous scream,
seized the telephone receiver at her
side and rang up the central office.
"Give me police headquarters, please,"
she nsked, and after a brief wait:
"Police headquarters? It is? Well,
send officers immediately to the top
floor, rear, of the Security Trust build?
ing. Man there trying to commit sui?
cide! For Hod's sake, hurry, or you'll
be too late!"
' 'Aud then, so strangely potent is the
power of the horrible. Miss Macklen
again turned and was looking out of
the window. She saw,nearly a square
away, and standing in the top balcony
.of the Security Trust building's rear
Are escape, a young man who. bare?
headed and in shirt sleeves, looked
carefully up and down the narrow
alley so fat below him; then he moved
to the rail ol' the balcony, and, plac?
ing both hands upon the rail, seemed
about to |eap over to an awful deal h.
Agaiu Miss Macklen voiced au appeal?
ing shriek, but this time it was not
only deliberate and intentional, but it
Carried a quality of humanity that was
heart-rending, so eager was she to
attract the attention of the would-be
suicide.
But he was too far away, or, per- B
baps, he purposely avoided heeding of
ber. "If he would bal look'." she cried de;
ns, si-iaing a chair, she stepped upon lei
lt and raised the window to its full Tl
height, "perhaps a realization of the H<
fact that 1 am witness of his desper- w<
ation would cause him to pause." in
lier effort, Of something, she knew sh
not what, caused him to step across Ci
the balcony and disappear through an di
open window, and- for an instant she r?
felt relieved. The relaxation was only Ol
for an instant, however, for almost a;
Immediately he reappeared and this r<
time he carried a rope. Mary, certain d
that she would faint, steadied herself b
by placing her hand on top of the let- li
ter cabinet at one side of the win- p
dow. She saw the young man as he t*
lied one end of bis trope securely To c
the balcony post; she say him place a
the other end of the rope around his l
neck, a look of desperation covering 1
Ibis face, and- then she realized that t
hinder her hand on the cabinet was a
pmall mirror, lier own property.
Instantly she Belied the mirror, and.
folding lt so that she concentrated |
KOO the long, slanting rays of the
relining sun. she threw a blinding re
motion full In the face of the man she
is living to save.
[Ie started violently, robbed his eyes
,d, looking straight at Mary, gave a
pdish smile, and. shaking his poor
ul negatively, again resumed his
jrlbly deliberate preparations,
rain she threw a shaft of over?
timing light full In his eyes, arid
the self-destroyer looked at her
dy. she was violently gesticulat
begging him in pantomime to
to her. But again that fiendish
and again a refusal,
this juncture Mary saw a man in
junform step out upon the plat
and. as she had received five
thorough business training,
fell to the floor in a swoon,
long she remained unconscious
lld not know: but when?Ailed
fague impressions of repeated
the telephone and of iinpa
lockings upon the office door
|ved sufficiently to support hei
[one elbow, she heard voices it
ray.
Mary listi
"Ifs a fal
I think," w
of an angi
"The boy v
ing in a 8
the baleen
up a singh
the job 1
dreamed 0
"But tin
from this
voice.
"O. you
original w
sign says.
on Saturt
And it
ter Mary
falls of
before si
office am
TH
Men "4Vli
?wu
"Th<- n
cat* am
back fn
the grea
a New 0
a specia!
"We spe
homing
pass.' "
explain'"
ever bei
was ev
thought
marks 1
phenom
the fad
the she
the cir
may hi
siich pi
oped in
respect
self om
ordinal
lem; bi
atty, a
a radii
mais, i
be eas
and s
For
spend
sot a i
woods
came
ti ve 1
know
dence
comp;
went.
or wi
tenth
lion
onhei
were
una b
only
they
marl
throi
sim]:
by ;
whit
thei;
euti
trail
ishl;
felic
and
ines
the
con
'cai
win
cei"
I lt
wo
poi
Hoi
Or]
ned.
.e all areos&a. That's what
is uttered in tue deep voice
y man. and lt continued:
as to get a dollar for hang?
ing just under the end of
j long enough to tighten
nut. He probably finished
>y this time and never
' suicide."
hurry call was turned in
office," argued a second
re nutty!" responded the
tte man. "Oan't you see this
vThis office closes at 3 p. m.
fly?* Come on."
vas fully fifteen minutes at
md beard the last faint foot
he guardians of the peace.
i> dared tosneak out of the
awav.?Detroit Free Press.
E HOMINC FACULTY.
? Live in Wild Countrier* Al?
's Know Where Camp Ii.
ystcrious faculty that enables
pigeons to find their way
rn remote points is one of
test puzzles in nature," said
?leans educator who has made
ty of zoology for many years.
ik of it as 'sense of direction,1
Instinct' and 'brain corn?
ie continued; "but ns far as
ig it is concerned, nobody has
n able io offer a theory that
ii plausible. It used lo be
that thc memory of land
ad something to do with the
-na. but that is exploded by
that the animals always take
rteat col home, regardless of
?nitons route by which they
ve been carried away. That
wers should be highly devel
creatures as different in other
i as cats aud pigeons ls in it
of the most baffling and extra
y features of the whole prob
t 1 am convinced that the fae
?hatever it may be, exists in
ternary state in nearly all anl
iclndlng man himself, and may
ly sharpened by circumstances
irroundings.
nine or ten years 1 used to
part of every summer in Minue?
nd Wisconsin, living in the
and studying animal life. I be
well acquainted with many Ha?
unters aud trappers, and have
i several who showed clear evi
that they possessed the 'bralu
ss.' No matter where they
how they twisted and turned,
at happened to distract their at
ii. they.always knew the direc
>f their cabins and could return
Killingly in a bee line. They
all ignorant men and absolutely
e to explain their power. Thc
thing they could say was that
'felt it.' Other trappers were re.
ably expert in finding their way
igb the forest, but they were
ly adepts at woodcraft and went
thousand signs and tokens to
li they had unconsciously turned
eyes. The two faculties were
ely distinct, and, while the skilled
er aviis invariably alert and fever
observant, the brain-compass
w was unusually dull and sleepy
paid no attention to his surronnd
Tlie men themselves recognized
existence of the homing instinct,
ented themselves by saying that it
ie natural to Pete or Pierre, or
tever his name might be. It ls
aifaly a fascinating problem, aud
ive long believed that its solution
lld uncover some tremendously int
ant secret in regard to the rela?
ts of mau and animal life."?New
ians Times-Democrat.
Stephen timmi's stan.
leplien Girard, the great benefactor
Philadelphia, was born in Bor
ux, France, was left au orphau at
and put on a ship as cabin boy.
at was his first trip to America.
could not read or write, but he
rked hard to make up deficiencies
carly training, and soon set up a
>p in Walker street, New York
ty. Dare he marriec. Polly Lum,
lighter of a calker, against her
ther's wish. The marriage proved
ihappy. and (iirard went to sea
;ain before, at forty, he found his
al vocation as a merchant in Phila
dphia. When in 3793 yellow fever
roka out in the city (ilrard proved
mself a true hero, and organized the
tbllc hospital. His magnificent be
uest to the city is famous the world
i*er. In one room are kept his boxes
od his bookcase, some of his papers,
ls clothing?a pair of homely old I
nitted braces bespeaking his plain
nd frugal babita.""
THE IN
Rev ive i
erous ale
parts of 1
veston a
clear thi
anew. 1
now on
and the
Mayor
cured fri
er exten
he must
Mrs. S
husband
She hat
EnglaucJ
Rev.
pastor <
in YorV
Theolog
Mr. 1
separat
State 1
contrib
A col
bee, Ai
Mexico
lease.
A bo
press f
barre,
Som*
eligibil
Maine,
The
tonsee
destro;
The
killed
have 1
throw
led. '
lenee,
numb
the i
of pre
ton.
of 27(
cl red
been
ton.
Thi
eurea
retur
panic
wk oi
Mr
ware
is n
(ami
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and
in F
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ber
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JVlierrj Suits Are Lost.
<7uce"" whjyria certain well-known
English "yiETge was trying a case'he
vas disturbed, by a young man who
;ept moviug about in the rear of the
'ojn/troom, lifting chairs and looking
infM- things.
"Young man," said his lordship, "you
ire making a great deal of unneces?
sary noise. What are you about?"
"My lord." replied the young man,
'I have lost my overcoat, and am try?
ing to find it."
"Well," said the venerable judge,
with a grim smile, "people often lose
whole suits in here without making
all that disturbance."
Grent Appetite of a Cow.
The enormous appetite of a
pion cow is shown by the amoi|
food eaten daily during a test
Holstein cow. Rosa Bonneur
which died recently. She hell
world's record of milk producti|
100.75 pounds in one day. and
pounds in one week. She ate
114 pounds silage, twelve poundt
meal, nine pounds oat meal and
ty-seven pounds roots, or a to!
174 pounds, of which 52.13 pound|
dry matter. She weighed 1750 pc
EWSJJRIEFLY TOLD.
1 and encouraged by the gen
pouring into them from all
he country, the people of Gal
re increasing their efforts to
city of ruins and build up
he increased number of troop;
piara has slopped the looting
lesecration of the dead.
Van Wyck, of New York, se?
mi Governor Roosevelt anoth
don of the limit within which
answer the Ice Tru*t charges,
tesol secured the arrest of her
in Chicago for desertion,
tracked him from Russia to
and then to this country.
Dr. L. A. Gotwalt, formerly
f St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
, Fa., died at the Wittenburg
leal Seminary.
aiehavd Croker* closed up hia
i headquarters and appeared at
leadquaicis with a campaign
ition.
my of Mormons arrived at Bris
iz., having been driven from
after the expiration cf their
f saved the Black Diamond Ex
?om being wrecked near Wilk's
3a., at the^risk of his life.
I question is raised a* io the
ity of Congressman Boutelle, of
who is in an insane asylum.
Merchants' and Planters' cot
1 edi plant at Houston, Tex., was
red by fire. Loss. $350,000.
remains of nearly all the people
by the hurricane ir. Galveston
leen disposed of, either by being
i into inc water, burned or bur
rhere is still danger nf pesti
however, on account of the large
>r of unburied dead animals on
sland. Three hundred carloads
visions nre on the way to Galvcs
The Houston Post prints a Hst
1 names of dead. Thirteen hun
refugees from the island have
given temporary shelter in Hom
? explosion of a boiler on the ex
m steamer Jacob Richtman while
liing to Omaha, Neb., caused a
among the passengers, four of
i were scalded.
Olyphant. president of thc Dela*
and Hudson Railroad, says there
> danger of an immediate coal
ie. He also says the miners can
lold out long.
tn M. Stansfield accidentally shot
killed Preston Randolph, colored,
lehmond, and was exonerated by
coroner's jury.
I vessels were- wrecked and a num
uf lives lost in a storm that swept
coast of Newfoundland.
?ar Admiral Montgomery Sicaid.
ed. died at his recently established
e in Weslernville, N. Y.
he United Mine Workers' Assocua
declared a strike In the anthracite
on of Pennsylvania.
he number of dead in the Texas
[one is now estimated at 7000.
alveston is being depopulated as
as possible as a santiary preeau
i to prevent a possible plague out
ak.
ligbty-fivc lives are reported to
?e been lost on a railway leading in
Texas at Bolivar Point on Satur
r;
Jost of the collieries in thc Pcnnsyl
ila anthracite region are working,
rhe steamer City of Seattle brought
?0.000 in gold from Skagway to So?
le.
Many thousands of dollars were**ub
"ibed in American ettie?, as wei as
iris, for flood sufferers.
A thousand refugees reached Hous
n from Galveston in a pitiable con?
non.
The torpedo boat destroyer Golds
trough broke the rocker shaft on the
>rt engine at Tacoma, Waaia.
Three hundred weavers ot ihc Gil
jrnand Silk Mill, at Allentown. Pa.,
.ruck on account bl a decrease in
ages.
At Marysville. Ohio, thc grand jury
eturned an indictment of murder in
he first degree against Rosslyn H.
'errell for killing Adams Express Mes
enger Charles Lone.
Drunken negroes caused a reign of
error at Huron, Ind.
The Rockingham Hotel, at Narra
ransett Pier, was burned, many guests
osing valuables.
The Overland Flyer on the Burling?
ton road was held up and robbed by a
lone highwayman at Haigler, Neb.,
near the Colorado llne^
The steamer F. and P. M. No. 4, of
Pere Marquette Line, barely escaped in
a gale on the lakes. Many of her 300
passengers were hurt.
Fifty corpse robbers at Galveston
were shot.
A tower of thc Pan-American Expo?
sition was blown down at Buffalo.
Much property was destroyed on thc
Great Lakes afloat and ashore.
Large relief contributions were sent
io Galveston by New York, Liverpool
?and other cities.
The Baer-McKinlcy wedding was
celebrated at Somerset. Pa. The Presi?
dent was one of the first to offer con?
gratulations.
The railroads' alone will suffer mil?
lions of dollars in actual damage, to
say nothing of thc loss from stoppage
of business. Thc International and
Great Northern and Santa Fe have
miles of track washed out, and the
bridges connecting Galveston with the
mainland must be entirely rebuilt.
Details from thc storm-swept dis?
trict of Texas hourly disclose more
heartrending features, and confirm
early rumors of one of the grcatesi
catastrophes of late years. No wire
communication is yet possible witl
Galveston and the only definite newi
obtained bo far .bas come by the boat
.VELT LETTER,
V AtCEPTS VKK.I'KtSl.
SH AI. NOMI NATION.
STING DOCUMENT.
Hines tho ltr-Hl fsattra Between
Iles?No Issue Cnn Le far -
o the fecund.Mpnrv Quesllnn,
Itally Aff ?ts tfie Wellbeing o!
cine lu the I.and.
r
-rk (Special.)-<3ov. Theodore j
.'s letter accepting the Re- I
nomination forTice-President
public. It ls fl part as fol- '
Oyster Bay, N. V.
Edward O. vY,/,-,>tt. Chairman tne
nlttee on Notification of Vice- Uh?s
iden!:
accept the nomination as
sirient of the United States,
me by the Republican Na?
en vc ntion, with n very deep
the honor conferred upon m
1 an infinitely deeper sense of,
il importance to thc whole I
of securing the re-election of
lt McKinley. The nation's wei- j
it stake. We must continue the
hich has leen so well begun
the present Administration. I
it show in fashion incapable of j
lisundorstood that thc Aneri- i
jple. at the beginning of the I
tb century, face their duties in I
and seiious spirit; that they!
n intention of permitting folly |
icssness to mar the extraordl
mtcrial well-being which they |
:taincd nt home, nor yet of per- i
; their flag to bc dishonored |
51 that this contest is by no j
one merely between Repub-1
and Democrats. We have a j
r> appeal to all good citizens who j
-sighted enough to see what the |
and the interest of the nation i
d. To put into practice the prin
embodied in the Kansas City
?rn would mean grave disaster to
lion, for that plaform stands for p
m nnd disorder; for au upsetting' t
? financial system which would B
not only great suffering, but the j s
onment of the nation's good j i
and for a policy abroad which I
imply the dishonor of the flag j i
n unworthy surrender of our na- j t
rights. Its success would mean | t
akable humiliation to men proud
dr country, jealous of their coun
good uame, and desirous of secur
ic welfare of their fellow-citizens.
?fore we have a righi to appeal lo
:iod men, North and South, East
?Vest, whatever their politics may
been n thc past, to stand with us,
iso we atand for the prosperity of
ouutry and for the renown of the
rean flag.
x'ruspority tlaparatfotaxli
o mosi important cf all problems
if course, that of securing good
rnment and moral and material
-being within our own borders.
Lt though the need is that the na
should do its work well abroad.
. this comes second to the thorough
ormance of duty at home,
uder the administration of Presi
: McKinley this country has been
sed with a degree of prosperity ab?
lely unparalleled even in its prc?
is prosperous history. While it is,
ourse, tiue that no legislation and
ulministration can bring success to
se who arc not stout of heart, cool
lead and ready of hand, yet it is no
l true that the individual capacity
each man to feet good results tor
lself can be absolutely destroyed
had legislation or bad administra?
te while under the reverse condl
ns the power of the individual to dc
ul work is assured and stimulated.
Phis is what haa been done undei
s administration of President Mc
dey. Thanks to his actions and t<
> wise legislation bf Congress on th
iff and finance, the conditions o
r industrial life have been renderer
>re favorable than ever before, an
ey have been laken advantage of t
e full by American thrift, industr
id enterprise. Order has been ol
rved, the courts upheld and the ftil
t liberty secured to all citizens. Tl
erchant and manufacturer, bu
love all, the farmer and the wag'
orker, have profited by this state i
lings.
Silver as a 1'araiimitnt Issue.
Fundamentally and primarily tl
resent contest is a contejit, for t:
antinuance of the conditions whi
:ive mid in favor of our material wi
are and of our civil and political i
egrity. If this nation is to retz
ither its wrll-being or its self-respi
t cannot afford to plunge into tint
ial and economic chaos; it cannot
ord to indorse governmental theor
vhich would unsettle thc standard
lational honesty and destroy the
egrity of our system of justice.
The policy of the free coinage of
ver at a ratio of 16 to 1 ls a pol
Fraught with destruction to every he
in the land. It means untold mis
to the head of every household, a
above all, to the women and childrei
every home. When our oppom
champion flee silver nt 16 te 1 t
are either insincere or sincere in t
attitude. If insincere in their ch
pionship they, of course, forfeit
right to belief or support, on
ground. If sincere, then they ai
menace to the welfare of the com
Whether they shout their sinister
pose or merely whisper it makes
little difference, save as lt reflects I
own honesty.
No issue can ije. paramount to
issue they thus make, for the- r
mountcy of such an issue is to bi
termined not by the dictum of
man or body of men. but by the
! that it vitally affects the well-beli
every home in the land. The f
cial question is always of such
reaching and tremendous inmpor
to the national welfare that it
never be raised in good faith ii
this tremendous importance is
.lentous Man's Three Victims.
Helena, Mont. I Special) .?Willis
ard and Frank Forest were rivi
mirers of Flora Zinn. Howard a
pealed her to church on Sunday
Shortly after ike couple left the c
they were met by Forest, who cl
revolver and instantly killed lb
The girl fled, but was pursued b
est. who shot her twice, once tl
' the body aud once near the hear!
will probably die. Forest then
the weapou e.p.in himself and ii
la fatal wound.
STOKM. Vlf
GUARl
The Keljjr
Hospital
-2700 Na
Coinmun
Hri,iKli
re not willing to make such an nilli f i
paramount have no possible jus- I ??**?*
on for raising lt at all. for under
circumstances their act can.iot
any conceivable circumstances
"ht but grave harm.
1 he Nation's Kxpaiislon.
Ile paying heed to the necessity
ping our house in order at home, |
nierican people can not, if they
to retain their self-respect, re
from doing their duty as a great
a in thc world. The history of
ation is in large part the history
e nation's expansion. When the
Continental Congress met in Lib
Hall and the thirteen original
s declared themselves a nation, j
westward limit of the country was
ted by the Alleghany mountains. \
i faring-the Revolutionary Wari
fork of expansion went on. Ken- ;
Tennessee and the great Nofth- j
. then known as the Illinois conn
Were conquered from our white
Indian foes during the Revolution-1
struggle and were confirmed to us j
he treaty of peace in 1783, Yet the ;
thus confirmed was not then given i
s. It was held by an alien foe un- |
he army, under General Anthony
me, freed Ohio from the red men,
le the treaties o! Jay and Pinckney
ired from the Spanish and British
chez and Detroit.
1 1803, under President. Jefferson.
greatest single stride in expansion
t we ever tonk was taken by the
chase of tho louisiana territory.
s so-called Louisiana, which includ
What are now the States of Arkan
, Missouri, Louisiana, iowa. Min- !
ota. Kansas, Nebraska, North and
ith Dakota. Idaho. Montana and a
ge part of Colorado and Utah, was
[aired by treaty and purchase under
^sident Jefferson exactly and pre
ply as the Philippines have beer, ac
Ired by treaty and purchase uuder
esldent McKinley.
OVKK o.SOO.OOO
I AKMP.
Agricultural
e Country's Enormous
Resources.
Washington (Special),?"Probably no
rtlon of the work of the Census Bu
aii is of bo much interest to the
?nth as the agricultural division."
Id Chief Statistician Power*, who is
charge of this branch of the bureau.
Galvesti
Post print
Galveston
sources,
ies burne
sand, of
j possible;
j who were
j mainland
! identified
j still in th
J tered alo
| and in tl
: thrown 1
bodies Bi
along sn
of high
to consid
any doti
will rea<
has beer
R. G. L<
of Calve
About
ton fror
dated Ii
cared f
build ini
benefit i
have re
800 rcn
remaim
of rela
been d
provisii
but the
work w
The
posing
hundrc
neath
mound
tract a
street,
about
In lim
"The enumerators' sheets are not all j about
i as yet, but it is already known wreck
lat the returns will show that tunate
tere are in the country between Scoi
r>00.000 and 6,000,000 separate farms, are ye
ur inquiries regarding the conditions badly
xisting on these properties include too m
te tenure, live stock and general of dig
quipment. The enumerators' returns The
ave beeu a little complicated, owing now
o the number and importance of the | guard
iuestions, and we have been obliged stand
0 send out about 250,000 letters so far shoot
n order to get reliable data to complete was i
>ur schedules. But when this infor- atmoi
nation is all tabulated it will furnish Thi
he country with some very valuable name
'acts. vesto
"An effort is being made in the pres- were
ent census to get reliable data on the circU
subject of tenure of farms in general, peopl
with a view of showing to what extent ing j
the land of the country is being held prof<
by landed proprietors and whether or The
Bot farm tenancy is likely to become the j
the established policy in this country, exer
These inquiries have developed no end End
of difficulties, as it has been developed cent
that negroes and ignorant whites have grea
apparently no idea of their own affairs, not
Another phase of the situation is the Al
difficulty of separting the partial ten- City
tires, which means farms operated on deci
shares, from those for which yearly Uni
rent is paid. and
"This is specially so in the South, whe
Some of the large plantations in that seni
section have been divided up into hun- slci
dredi of plots of a few acres each, ind
'. which are worked by the blacks on ren
shares. Among these people the enu- wai
merators have experienced great diffi- ver
culty in getting any accurate informa- anc
tion as to the value of the land or pro- inp
! ducts. cat
"Another very interesting exhibit a
will be the figures on live stock. These gel
schedules are nearly complete, and I j pit
expect very son to be able to furnish i foi
the statistics for the cities. In these \ hu
schedules, as in the others, we have
made no arbitrary decisions, but have foi
endeavored to get only exact informa- sti
lion. One of thc most interesting fea?
tures of this exhibit will be the 'dairy'
figures. Every person who keeps three
or more cows and disposes of the milk
we have classified as a dairy.
"The live stock question in the West
presented some difficulties, but we be?
lieve that they have been successfully
disposed of. For instance, you eau see
that cattle on the range might be in
one State to-day aud somewhere else
to-morrow, as they not only travel on
the hoof extensively, but are also
transported from one grazing ground
to the other by the railroads.
"In addition to the above many other
valuable facts regarding the economic
, aud social position of the cultivators 5
ll-1 of the soil are included in our in- '
cy j quiries."
ne
(lift to Washington lal Lee.
Parkersburg. W. Va.. (Special).?Mrs.
Virginia B. Hamilton has given an en
, dowment fund of 510,000 to Washing
. ion and Lee University as a memorial
. of her late son, John H. Hamilton, su
) perintendent of the Ohio River Rail
i road, who was killed in the terrible
j Fourth of July explosion, and who was
I an alumnus of that Institution, lt will
be known as the John Henry Hamilton
' scholarship.
rollceman Killed hy Thieves.
Lacrosse, Wis. (Special).?Patrolman
Perry Gates was shot dead by a trio of
thieves as he was attempting to arrest
them for holding up a man on the La?
crosse road. The shots frightened the
horses of the patrol wagon, in which
Gates which was sitting, and they ran
away. The robbers then fired at the
driver and horses as they ran, but none
of the shots took effect.
Consul-General Gooduow reports the
deaths at Funchu and Tai ku of a num?
ber of missionaries.
ll KM) OF I.AHOH.
Pekin has no manufactures.
Japan has 3000 union printers.
There are union label suspeuderg.
Dogs wear shoes in the Klondike.
'Frisco has 15,000 Chinese domestics
Hamburg taxes dogs according ti
size.
Japanese coal "is equal to Ameri
cnn."
Cleveland newsboys are in the J
i G. L.
Seven out of eight loaves of brea
eaten in London are ntade of forelg
Wheat
ItU I UH sV-a...
TIMS BEING BL'BNEDANI)
lllUKIl.
IED BY SOLDIERS.
of Crime is at an Knil
[o Ile Established at Houston
lies on the Boll of Lives I.ost ?
? ?at'on Being Kaphlly Bestorecl
S Order Ont ttf Chaos.
?J
n (Special.)?The Houston
s a list of 2701 names of the
dead, compiled from various
rhere were hundreds of bod
1, buried at sea and in the
which no identification was
there were other hundreds
burled on the beach of the
few of whom have been
There are many bodies
I ruins of Galveston and scat
tg the beach of the mainland
e marshes, where they were
j the water. Some of these
ve been sent 20 miles inland
all water courses by the rush
caters. Taking all things lit?
eration, there seems no longer
bt that the number of dead
h the estimate of 5000, which
made by Mayor Jones, Major
we and other reliable citizens
<ton.
1300 people arrived in Hous
i Ihis city, and a truly dllapi
>t they are. They are being
>r as well as possible. Four
b have been set apart for the
'f refugees, but of the 3500 who
iched here so far not more than
ain in the public charge, the
er of them going to thc homes
Ives and friends. There have
?lays in the transportation of
ms because of a lack of boats,
re are more boats now, and the
ill be faster and more complete,
work of hunting for and dis
of the dead continues. Several
cl bodies are still buried be?
be wreckage. Thirty-two sand
I marked with small boards at?
tention on the beach, near 26th
and tell the story of where
ih bodies have been laid to rest.
extreme western part of the city
60 bodies were cremated with
ige of the homes of the unfor
victims.
es of the dead from Galveston
: unburied, as the bodies are too
decomposed to haul and there, is
ich water on the prairie to admit
Sing graves.
reign of crime in this elly ls
at an end, the streets being
?d night and day. The under
ng which became current to
down all found robbing the dead
ot without, effect, and tho moral
phere is now more healthy,
re are really few prominent
* in the list of dead from Gal
i. Most of them are people whe
not well known outside their owr
of acquaintances. The class o:
e who lost their lives were work
eople. small tradesmen and smal
ssional men and their families
reason for this, it is said, is tha
reatest force of the hurricane wa
ed against the East End, Wes
and the water front, while in th
e of the city, where the people c
:er prominence lived, there wa
io much loss of life,
a conference held at the office <
Health Officer Wilkinson it w;
led to accept the offer of tl
ed States Marine Hospital Servii
establish a camp at Housto
re the destitute and sick can 1
and properly cared for. The ph
ms agreed that there were mai
gent sick in the eily who would
oved from Galveston, and Houst
selected because that city h
f thoughtfully suggested the id
tendered a site for the camp. A
upon the suggestion to establisl
ip and care for the sick and neei
uessage was sent to the surgec
eral at the head of the Marine H
il corps asking for 1000 tents,
r-berth capacity each, and seve
ldred barrels of disinfecting flub
Phe Health Department is call
100 men with drays to clean
eets.
rhe plan is to district the city
irt out the drays to remove all
<e and dead animals aud cart all
tiitary matter from the streets.
GUKTt FUND BEACHES 91,000,
xas' Governor Has Almost '
Amount in Hand.
Houston. Texas (Special).?The :
r the relief of the Galveston su
s now aggregates nearly $1,00C
ost of this amount is in the han<
overnor Sayers, who will direct
ork of expending it for food, sup
nd other relief measures.
The Governor will not give <>u
ublication an itemized Hst of the
ributlons for several days.
Two Hundred Desertions.
Washington (Special).?Since
vere placed in commission, s<
imnths ago, 200 enlisted men arc
o have deserted from the battle
tearsarge aud Kentucky.
This unusual proportion of i
ions has aroused considerable
ment in vaval circles, but it is as
ay officials to the fact hat the \
are new and that the glamour
war always throws about the
service has disappeared. The e
aging feature about the matter
fact thal of the number of dei
only two were men who had be
listed as landsmen and trained
the system adopted upon reco:
dation of Rear-Admiral Crownin
Chief of the Bureau of Navigatic
department is said to be obtlnii
isfactory results from the syste
lt is said the mern, who are ec
as men-of-warsraen. do excellen
It ls proposed to continue the i
and the department is making
efforts to enlist landsmen, so
bring the enlisted strength up
limit fixed by law.
Womble Mot Guilty.
Danville, Va. (Special.)?The
Henry Womble, who shot am
Troy Conoy, was brought I
special grand jury, and r
bill was returned. Womble wj
ward tried in the Police Court
missed. _
i -til.-;*. * Wr?ck\~
Brookshire, Tex. (Special),
is a wreck. The houses whi
in the place, including a dep
been blown to the ground, and
hers from some of them ca;
miles. Mrs. Sophia Schultz,
of Jlouston, was killed.
FNH lieftl ftO ?nd we will send you a
hSaM US U ?? pair of our high grade
5 Tires. You can examine them at your neai
; express office, aud if found satisfactory, ex
tly as represented, aud equal to any Ure on the
irket, pay the agent our special factory price,
.95 and charges, less the $100 sent with the
der.
OUR 60 G TIRE Isa regular association
aranteed lire> made olthe very best rubber thai
one? can buy, and equal to the highest aradu
es made We manufacture in large quantities,
ll direct to the rider, and are, therefore, able to
[er a high grade tire at a low trade price. Send'
r circulars of our Bicycle Tires and Maclcig
shes. Free.
ddress all orders to
INTERNATIONAL RUBBER,
? Akron
ice. Send'
Mack.1^1
orWaaaa^s*
[HE OLD DOMINION.
ATEsT NEWS til.KAXKD I"1U?VI V.UH
OVI PASTS DP VI Rt..NI A.
rVASHINGTON AND LEE.
I orniul OpOatag of tin* Session t.reetlnR
IO Pre>l4?al Milson Fatal UaratwB o'
Ult Tapptagj an Aged I.a'l.v, I" Bork
bridge County H?ir*o Har ng tn B*J rn
Feature of Uulimoml'* (nmliij lair.
Washington and Lee University open?
ed the session of 19O0-1W with etcr*
rises in tate memorial chapel. Hon.
Wm. L. Wilson, president, presided.
^s he arose to welcome the students ot
Ute University he was greeted with
great applause on the part of the stu?
dents and spectators assembled. Ho
mended a hearty welcome on the part
of Washington and Lee and said the
college exist-(1 to give opportunities lo
the young men of our laud for improve?
ment and culture; thai they had what
all the wealth of trusts could not bu
and what the suffrage of the Ame; i^
people could not confer upon th
youth, health and opportunity
that they could now take advanta'
these. He (onthided his remarks
the usual announcements regarding th
faculty. The center of the chapel was
occupied hy the students, who were out
in goodly cumbers for the first morn?
ing. The work of examining some fer
matriculation (entrance examinations!
and classifying others occupied thc
day. The law school opened with a de
elded Increase over last year. Lexine
too has assumed her usual appearance
now that hoth of her great schools BS
opened and started off with lncreaw
numbers for the tint day.
Precaution Against I yinhliit
Governor Tyler will take prtcautlo
ary action in Botetourt county to p:
vent, if possible, any lynching oi
der in Fincastle, or bet wee
and Fincastle, when Paul \
suspected colored assailan
Bessie Linkenhoker and Nellie
is taken there for trial. This is the
:ase which attracted so much attenti< n
about two months ago. Miss Linke v
hoker and Miss Kellie Roister are the
two highly respected young ladie3 who
were found on the road between Roa?
noke and Fincastle unconscious ami
t
iv
be
m
id
ea
lt
a
ly.
>n
?
of
ral
:.
ing
the
ind
re
un
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lint
:und
ffer
.000.
ls of I
the i
plies
t for
eon-1
i
they
vera!
i said ,
ships !
leger- '
com- '
cribed I
essels ;
which j
naval |
ncour
is thc
lerters
?n en
under
nmen
shleld.
n. The
ig sat
n, and
ucated
: work,
system.
strong
as to
to the
case of
1 killed
efore a
o true
a after
and dis
)e badly injured.
Detective Balduin, it is stated, has
assured the Governor there is no neel
for troops at the trial of Wallace. He
guarantees to protect the prisoner un?
der all circumstances. The Governor,
however, probably recalls the Emporia
incident.
KU'li mom! to Have a Va lr.
Richmond is to have a State Fair tall
tall. The feature of this exhibition
will be the horse racing, which takes
place from October 22 to 26, inclusive.
The fair will be held under the man?
agement of the Virginia Agricultuia'
State Fair Association, which wa
chartered at the last session of the
Legislature. Mr. Henry Tyler, a brothel
Of Governor Tyler, is the president of
this association. The other ^corpo?
rators include many prominent men in
the State. The association has a very
liberal charter, one which gives it ab?
solute control over the grounds during
the time exhibitions are held. This
feature of the charier led to the report
started last spring that prize RghtiBB
could legally take place on the groundl
of ihe association. This was incorrect
out uarga**r<
John Snow, who was arrested in
Lynchburg a few weeks ago on th"
charge of feloniously shooting Mei
Alice Jones, daughter of Mr. Elisha
Jones, was tried in the Compbell Coun
I ty Court, and was found guilty and
sentenced to one year in the peniter
1 t'tary. Snow was jealous of a young
i man named Douglas Martin, and. to
! secure vengeance, went with his rifle
I to the woods directly in front of Mr.
! Jones' place and fired three times ai
J young Martin. He missed the young
j man, hut one of the, bullets t^ok effect
' in Miss Jones' thigh. A motion made
for a new trial by Snow's counsel w->s
I overruled, and it is understood that no
I effort will be made to take the case io
the Court of Appeals.
r A Ratal narara*;.
Mrs. Topping, who resides with hel?
son. Janies Topping, ot near Fairfield.
RockbridgS county, was fatally burnt d
by her apron catching fae while cook?
ing. Mrs. Topping is over 70 years er
age, and when she found her dre s
aflame she ran to a tub of water in thc
yard and jumped in. but the bottom of
the tub dropped out and she failed to
'Xtinguish the flames. Prom there sh"
ran to the spring branch, over 100
cards away, and Jumped la and extin?
guished the flames. SV returned io
Ihe house completely exhausted. Ker
physician stated that she cannot re?
cover, as one-third of her body was
badly burned. She was a native of
England.
Mr. Henry Silvei'lliorn Peal.
Mr. Henry Silverthorn died sud buy
I at his home in Lynchburg, ag- I BQ
| years. He was bom in Aocomac roun
-Letitia i |y jn \%\?. As a young man be learns I
I the trade of silversmith in Baltimore,
hilt came here to reside lu lS'.'.T and r?
I niained here to the end of his life. Bc
| sides his wife he is survived by two
i sous?Messrs. Hear) T. and Wa. *'
I Silverthorn.
ot, have
the tim
?ried for
formerly

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