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RECORDER
vol. xxiv.
MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA.. MARCH 28. 1902.
NO. 12
DIATH PENALTY FOR
JAMES E. WILCOX
Oqllty of Murder In the First Degree is
rte Jury's Verdict.
'THE FW90NOFS LAWYER WEEPS
lils Father, Too, ls Deeply Affected?Tbe
Loc*l Opinion Considers the Punishment
Jest?Judge George A. Jones Sentenced
Him to Be Hanged on Friday, April 28?Ap?
peal to Be Taken to State Supreme Court.
Elizabeth City, N. C.. (Special).?
James E. Wilcox, charged with the mur?
der of Ella Maude Cropsey, was con?
victed of murder in the first degree hy
the jury.
Judge George A. Jone* sentenced him
to be hanged by the neck on Friday,
April 2%. between thc hours of io and 3
o'clock.
The jury filed into thc courtroom as j,
the town clock tolled out the hour of ; |
10 P. M. G. E. Dcrrickson was made |
spokesman. Henry Jennings, clerk,
commanded Wilcox to stand, raise his
right hand and face thc jury.
"Gentlemen." said the clerk, in the
usual form, "have you agreed upon your
verdict?"
"We have," was the reply of the
spokesman.
"What say you?guilty or not guilty?"
"Guilty-."
"In wnat degree?"
"First."
'So say you all?"
"We do."
This fell like a death knell upon the
ears of Vue prisoner. But he never moved
a muscle. A deathly pallor overspread
his face, yet no emotion was apparent.
In delivering his sentence the Judge
said the duty had to be performed.
"No one save yourself," he continued,
addressing Wilcox, "knows whether or
not you committed the deed. I would
not say anything to wound yonr feel?
ings : no. nor the feelings of your
father, nor the feelings ol thc Cropsey
family. I hop* the jury in coming to
a verdict was not influenced by public
opinion. The sentence of the Court is
that James E. Wilcox be hanged by the
neck until he is dead."
The Judge went on. referring to the
scene that occurred in the courtroom
when Lawyer Aydlett was making thc
last plea for Wilcox's life and when
part of the crowd deliberately left. He
had been informed that it was prear?
ranged, hut he hoped this was not true.
If he knew it was he would jail every
man. woman and child for contempt who
took part iu it. He paid the people of
Pasquotank county a high compliment
on their general good behavior.
Ex-Sheriff Wilcox, the father of the
prisoner, sat with Lawyer Aycllett near
him. They were both affected deeply.
Lawyer Aydlett wept while the sentence
was being passed.
There is general sympathy for the
Wilcox family, hut the verdict ia consid?
ered by most of the people here as just.
Wilcox's lawyers will appeal to the State
Supreme Court.
A MONOPOLY OF THE AIR.
Germany Fears England Will Get lt for
Marconi Messages.
Berlin, (By Cable).?Professor Slaby,
who, with Count Arco, invented the
Slaby-Arco s,ystem of wireless teleg?
raphy, is advocating international agree?
ment to regulate the wireless transmis?
sion of messages on the ground that
otherwise the greatest good cannot be
obtained from such telegraphy.
He says that with his backing of Brit?
ish capital Marconi may obtain a mo?
nopoly for aerial transmission, as has
already been done in the case of ocean
telegraphy. In this connection Professor
Slaby mentions thc refusal of the Mar?
coni station at Nantucket to receive wire
leas dispatches from the Hamburg
Ameriean steamer Deutschland.
Professor Slaby says he has the
highest personal regard for Mr. Mar?
coni, whose system of wireless teleg?
raphy he believes fo equal his own.
COSSACKS SENT TO ORIENT.
Russians Preparing to Meet thc Anglo
Japanese Move.
St. Petersburg, (By Cable).?In con?
nection with thc eastward movement of
Russian troops it is announced that the
first ?cction of Cossacks is already in the
Far East and that the second section has
been mobilized. Thc movement has been
extensive recently.
On the subject of thc Franco-Russian
declaration tbe Novoye Vrema says:
"The Franco-Russian alliance was
ccfmpelled to restore the balance of
power in the Pacific, which was distrib?
uted by the Anglo-Japanese agreement.
The policy of a free hand expressed in
the declaration is in accordance with
Russia's interests."
BOERS ARE WELL SUPPLIED.
Burghers of Western Transvaal Are. Full
of Fight.
London, (By Cable).?A dispatch to
ihe Times from Kierksdorp, Transvaal
Colony, says that the Boers in the West?
ern Transvaal are well supplied with
?iins and ammunition and have unlim?
ited support and a large amount of
stock, that their numbers give them con?
fidence, while the blockhouse system has
not yet heen extended enough to alarm
?hem.
What is possible has been done, con?
tinues the correspondent, but owing to
the insufficiency of troops, the British
Columns have been too small to cope
idequatcly with the Boer forces, which
ire all composed of fighting men with?
out any intention of surrendering.
Prince Henry's Thanks.
Berlin. (By Cable).?Admiral Prince
Henry of Prussia has sent a telegram to
Secretary John R. Jackson, as charge
I'affaires here, in thc absence of Andrew
IV. While, the American ambassador,
in which thc Prince says: "I pray you
fa accept for yourself and the members
\i the American embassy my very best
(hanks for my welcome on my return
from the I'nited States. I shall never
forget the cordial and splendid hospi
.ality 1 met with in your country or Un?
kindness shown me by the American
people."
THE NEWS BRIEFLY 101/).
Domestic.
A person known as William C. How
id, who died at Canandaigua, N. Y.,
roves to have heen a woman.
The convention of anthracite minc
.orkers at Shamokin. Pa., favors a
trike, but again deferred a final deci
ion.
A subpcena server offended J. P. Mor?
an by getting into his Hbuse by a ruse
nd summoning him to testify in a rail
oad suit.
Outlaws attacked thc town of Lyt
on Springs, Texas, but a posse of resi
lents surrounded them in an intrenched
iosition a few miles distant.
Padrewski's special car had to be
urned around on a drawbridge at Dav
nport, Iowa, because he would not
leep with his feet toward the engine.
A switch engine in Indiana, after a
nad race, caught a freight train and
?revented a collision on the Baltimore
md Ohio Southwestern.
Trial of Major Waller and Licuten
int Day. of the Marine Corps, on the
:barge of executing Filipinos without
rial, was begun by court-martial at Ma?
nia, the court having decided that it
lad jurisdiction.
Mt. Cleveland, when shown a dispatch
tating that W. J. Bryan, in the. Com
noner, denounces him as a "traitor and
ngrate." said he was not at all troubled
(bout it.
The barge Hamilton, from Newport
!.e\vs. is believed to have gone down
erith Capt. John A. Shoemaker and his
:rew of four men.
On the first ballot, the jury acquitted
Stewart Fife, who had been on trial in
Savannah, Ga., for the murder of Frank
W. Richardson.
Belated stormbound passengers from
Montana arrived at St. Paul, Minn.,
after having endured great hardships
rluring the blizzard.
Stanislas La Croix, who murdered his
wife and an old man who tried to protect
her. was hanged in Hull, Quebec.
Harry J. Anderdon, a postoffice robber
and cracksman, who is wanted in a dozen
cities, was arrested in Pittsburg.
Rev. Dr. Granville Souther, pastor of
the Methodist Church in McPherson,
Kan., was served with papers notifying
him to defend himself at the conference
on charges of heresy.
The sentiment at the convention of the
miners of Virginia and West Virginia
held at Huntington seemed in favor of a
strike unless the operators make conces?
sions.
Rosenberg, who served under both
flags in the South African war, was
sent to jail in Richmond. Va., for 15
days for stealing a pair of shoes.
Filipinos say that the concentration
camps in Batangas Province are very
carefully maintained and the reconcen
trados well cared for.
Conrad Kremer, an eccentric and
wealthy resident of Winchester, Va.,
died at the residence of his son, near
Lebanon Church.
Suits were instituted against six com?
panies in Chicago, accusing them of vio?
lating the Interstate Commerce Law.
Ej^Justice Noah Davis, who presided
at the Tweed and other celebrated trials
in New York, died of old age.
Mrs. Annie Lukas drowned herself and
her child in the Passaic river, near Pas?
saic, N. J.
Foreign.
Emperor William has named a new
naval yacht Alice Roosevelt.
Thc French Budget for this year
amounts to $720,000,000.
A Carlist rising is again feared in
Spain.
Emperor Franeis Joseph opened an in?
ternational art exhibition in Vienna.
Colonel Grimm, the Russian officer
who was arrested at Warsaw, confesses
high treason.
Chinese rebels captured the town of
Kan-Chow, in the province of Kwang
Tung.
The Edinburgh Association of Retail
Tobacconists declines to sign the Im?
perial Tobacco Company's agreement not
to sell American goods for a term oi
years. The Belfast dealers decided tc
accept the American proposition. Lon?
don tobacconists also refused to sign the
Imperial Tobacco Company's agreement.
There was a strange performance in
the French Chamber of Deputies. Aftei
the adoption of amnesties to various of?
fenders, the deputies, by a new vote
annulled their previous action.
Prince Henry has expressed his thank"
to the members of the American Em?
bassy in Berlin for their Avclcome to hin
on his return from the United States.
Lord Francis Hope secured a divorc<
in London on the ground of the mis?
conduct of his wife. May Yohe, the act?
ress, with Capt. Putnam B. Strong.
The Allan Line steamer Huron ian
from Glasgow for St. John's, a monti
overdue, is believed to have foundered
and all on boa i'd lost.
M. Delcasse, foreign minister, denice
in the French Senate that a propositior
for a Franco-German understanding hac
been made to him. Senator Gotteroi
contended that M. Delcasse, in his re
cent visit to St. Petersburg, gave Grea
Britain an intuition that France wa;
supporting Russia on the Manchuriai
question, which caused Great Britain t<
conclude an alliance with Japan.
John Dillon, Irish nationalist, was sus
pended in the British House of Com
mons for calling the colonial secretary
Joseph Chamberlain, ('a d?d liar."
The civil tribunal in Paris, on applica
tion of the Panama Canal Company, ap
proved the eventual cession of the cana
property to the United States.
Germany, it is stated, would not havi
joined in the Franco-Russian declaratioi
as to Eastern Asia even had she beei
asked to do so.
Thc steamer Elbe arrived at South
ampton from the Azores with the passen
gers of the disabled Cunarder Etruria.
Charges were filed in Pekin agains
Minister Wu and his brother-in-law
Consul-Gtneral Ho Tow, in San Fran
ci seo.
The political situation in Hayti is be
coming critical. The authorities continu
to arrest the agitators.
Financial.
General Chemical Company has de
dared V/2 per cent, regular quarterl;
dividend on preferred stock, payabl
April 1.
The International Coal Company ha
been incorporated with a capital o
$1,000,000 to do a general coal minify
business in Ohio.
The Tsxas Cotton Products Compan
has been organized at Albany with T-'cap
ital of $1,000,000. The object of the com
puny is to grow and clean cotton, manu
facturc and refine cottonseed oil, mak
soa^.\ etc.
MANILA HAS NEW
CASESOF CHOLERA
Rigid Precautions Believed to Have
Averted an Epidemic.
SENDING COLONISTS TO MANILA
Men of (lie Third Infantry Hurried Aboard
Transport lo Escape Running the Risk of
tbe Pest?Tbe Ship to Sail for San Francisco
a Week Ahead of Time?Signal Corps Men
Attacked by Moro?.
Manila, (By Cable).?There have
been four more cases of cholera here,
and two more deaths from the plague
are reported. The health authorities be?
lieve that their rigid precautions have
averted an epidemic.
As General Chaffee did not want the
men of the Third Infantry to run thc
risk of cholera, as a result of contact
with the city, that regiment has already
been taken aboard the United States
transport Grant, which will sail for San
Francisco one week ahead of her sched?
ule time.
Five cases of cholera have been re?
ported from the provinces.
Gen. George W. Davis, stationed at
Zamboanga, Island of Mindanoa. reports
that a detachment of the signal corps,
consisting- of 17 men, has been attacked
by 200 Moros near Paran-Paran, Min?
danao. One of the signal corps men was
killed. The Moros captured the trans?
portation of the detachment, including
four pack-mules.
San Francisco, (Special).?Efforts are
being made by a number of local capi?
talists to take advantage of the low rail?
road rates from the East to send a num?
ber of colonists to Manila. The project?
ors of the enterprise hope to get up a
rush to the islands that will equal, if not
eclipse, the rush to the Northern gold
fields.
As soon as the legislation relating to
the islands now pending before Con?
gress shall he finally passed a wholesale
descent will be made upon the islands.
It is the expectation of the promoters
that the land laws of the United States
will be applied to the islands, and that
thousands of acres now idle will be filled
with American farmers and miners.
Dynamite Blew Up in Burning House.
Houghton, Mich. (Special.)?A terri?
ble explosion of dynamite occurred near
Oskar, eight miles north of Houghton,
resulting in the death of two men and
serious injury to another. Thc scene of
the explosion was in the house of John
Boullard The building caught fire while
the family was at church, and when the
heat became intense two boxes of dyna?
mite, which were stored away for blow?
ing up stumps, exploded. Jenkala and
Kalianen were killed, being struck by
flying timbers. They were neighbors of
the Boullards and met death while fight?
ing thc flames.
Physician Killed by a Fall.
Pittsburg, Pa., (Special)?The dead
body of Dr. Harry Whitesell, a rising
young physician of Sewickley, was
found resting on a ledge of rocks along
the Ohio river bank, near his home. At
first it was thought he had been murder?
ed, but investigation by the coroner
showed that he was killed by a fall. His
family say he was called to see a patient
at 6 o'clock, and it is s .posed that in
walking along the high bank at that
point he slipped and fell to the rocks be?
low.
Florence Barns Free.
New York (Special).?After six
weeks in prison, the center of interest
in a sensational hearing in a crowded
court, the agony of being picfed to
pieees, and havit?g even her emotions
dissected by those who feed on criminal
eases. Flore hoc Burns was aet free. The
pretty young Brooklyn girl who was
charged veAm thc murder of Walter
Brooks, who was found dying in the
Glen Island Hotel the night of St. Val?
entine's day, wa? discharged fr?m cus?
tody by Jfiitice Mayer. ?
PEOPLE LIVING ON ACORNS.
Many Have No f-'o-d es tbe Result of Ar?
kansas Famine.
Kansas City. Mo., (Special).?In an
effort to relieve the condition of set?
tlers in the drouth-stricken section of
Northern Arkansas, the Live Stock Ex?
change is raising contributions to buy
previsions for the sufferers
A deplorable story of want and des?
titution was brought from Arkansas by
A. L. Doss, of Sharp, one of the five 1
counties in which the suffering is most j
intense. He says:
"Since last April there lias not been
a good rain in our section. What little
vegetation the sun did not dry up was
nipped by the fall frosts. Even peas,
Kaffir corn and turnips were a failure.
"The people have no source of income.
They have had neither food nor water
for their stock, and finally, when re?
duced to the extremity where they had
no food for themselves, were forced to
sell their cattle, horses and mules. Their
present condition can hardly be de?
scribed. Many families have subsisted
for clays on acorns alone."
VENEZUELAN REVOLT SPREADS.
Castro Pressing Into His Service Every
Available Man.
Willemstad, Curacao (By Cable).?
During the past five days the revolution
in Venezuela has broken out almost
everywhere. The Government cannot
control the country cast of Cumana.
Barcelona is still besieged by the revo?
lutionists and Carupano is partially in
their power.
President Castro has sent First vice
President Gomez, with 1,500 men,
against the revolutionists under General
Riera, who is in the vicinity of Capa
dare, in the State of Falcon. Second
Vice-President Ayala, who had pre?
viously been sent against Riera, returned
to Caracas without defeating thc revo?
lutionary general.
It is believed that if the revolutionists
win one important battle all Venezuela
will risc against the government of
President Castro. Castro is recruiting
day and night. Every man and boy pro?
curable is being pressed into the service.
NATIONAL CAPITAL AFFAIRS.
Making Malled Money Safe.
The bill recently introduced in the
nate by Mr. McMillan, of Michigan,
prevent robbing the mails, provides a
fer and easier method of sending
?ney by mail and to increase the pos
1 revenues, has been introduced in
e House by Mr. Gardner, of Michigan
?ie bill is indorsed by the American
ewspaper Publishers' Association.
It provides that all paper money here
ter issued by the United States of the
nomination of $i, $2 ajtid $5, except
tional bank notes, shall be of the torn.
iowii as the post check and shall b<
nvertible by thc holder thereof into 3
eek to a named payee. These post
locks will be exchangeable at any
nited States money order postoffice foi
irrent funds, after which the post
aster will cancel them and forward
em to a repository designated by the
Dstmaster-General and shall receive
edit therefor. This paper currency
ill have appropriate blank spaces in
hich the holder may write his name
id postoffice address of a payee, and
herein the payee may give receipt.
Protest From Oompers.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
merican Federation of Labor, has sent
i the Senate a protest against the
Conspiracy,'' or Anti-Injunction, bill,
i reported to the Senate by the Cotn
ittee on the Judiciary.
He says that when the bill was first
?ported February 3 "it w.as received
. all parties in interest as a measure
ilculated to right a wrong too long en?
ured." This feeling, however, was rude
changed, he says, by the latest report.
He quoted the opinion of an attorney
? the effect that the bill as now re
jrted "is completely subversive of all
rinciples of liberty," and added: "Or
anized labor seeks no immunity from
ie law applicable to all other citizens
nd people of our country, but mu . in?
st that those things which are legal
hen performed hy other citizens ought
ot to be illegal when performed by
tembers of organized labor, and it was
) recover those rights to the members
f organized labor that the original bill
?as drafted."
He concluded by saying that the labor
iterests would prefer the defeat of the
ill as amended to its passage. He asks,
owever, that the original bill be fa
orably acted upon.
More Room for President.
President Roosevelt and Representa
ive Mercer, of Nebraska, chairman of
lie House Committee on Public Build
igs and Grounds, discussed the enlarge
ient of facilities for transacting the
Vhite House business.
Heretofore there have been plans for
emodeling and enlarging the White
louse in order to meet present require
lents. It appears, however, that Presi
ent Roosevelt is opposed to changing ip
ny material way the arrangement of this
istoric structure. Under these circum
tances enlarged facilities would have to
e provided elsewhere. At one time
here was a suggestion of a presidential
esidence outside of the White House,
vhich would be devoted to official busi
less. But the tendency now is in favor
if making the White House a reslden
ial establishment for the President, lo?
afing the official quarters elsewhere.
Senator Fairbanks has proposed that the
icw Department of Justice have a branch
or the executive business. It is under?
wood also that Attorney-General Knox
las a plan for increasing the executive
'acilities.
Many Farmers Keep Bees.
The Census Bureau issued a complete
.port showing that for the country as a
vhole on June 1, 1900, there were 707,
_>i farms keeping bees, or substantially
nie for every eight farms in the nation.
These farms reported 4,109,626 swarms
>r colonies, valued at $10,186,513, averag
ng a little less than six swarms to each
farm reporting. The twelfth census is
he first to report the number and value
. f bees or thc number of farms reporting
hem.
During the year 1899 there were pro?
duced 61,196,160 pounds of honey and
'.765.315 pounds of wax, of an aggregate
value of $6,664,904.
Of the States reporting honey Texas
reports the largest quantity, 4,780,204
pounds.
1,293,819,186 Dozens of Eggs.
Thc agricultural division of the cen?
sus bureau has completed its tabulation
of poultry and eggs on farms and ranges
by States and Territories.
Of the 5,739,657 farms in the'United
States, 5,096,252 reported poultry. Thc
total number of fowls three months old
and over reported were as follows:
Chickens, includihg guinea fowls, 233,
598,085; turkeys, 6.599,367; geese, 5,676,
863; ducks, 4^807,358. The numbers ol
nearly all these classes of poultry are
smaller as reported in ioxx) than ip 1890.
owing to the fact that in 1890 they re?
ported all fowls of whatever age, while
in 1900 only those three months old and
over were reported.
Thc eggs produced in i899> as re?
ported, were 1,293,819,186 dozens. This
is materially larger than ten years be?
fore, when the eggs reported numbered
819,722,916 dozens. An increase in the
number of eggs produced rather than an
increase in the number of different kinds
of fowls marks the progress of this
branch of the industry.
Foreign Sugar Convention.
Thc State Department has received
from United States Minister Townsend
at Brussels a translation of the full text
of the sugar convention entered into by
the governments of Germany, Austria
Hungary, Belgium, Spain, France, Great
Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and Swe?
den.
The government of Great Britain is
given the right to adhere to the conven?
tion in the name of her colonies. The
date for the ratification of the conven?
tion is set for February 1. 1903, and it
is understood that the convention shall
be in force after September 1, 1903. The
convention applies to cane as well as to
beet ingar.
Capital News in General.
The House Committee on Naval Af?
fairs, by a vote of 7 fo 4- adopted a res?
olution concurring in the conclusions of
President Roosevelt as to terminating
the agitation of the Schley controversy,
indefinitely postponing all bills and res?
olutions on the subject.
The United States Senate passed the
bill to repeal the war taxes and the bill
for the protection of the President ol
the United State's.
President Roosevelt nominated Ne?
vada N. Strahan for collector of the pori
at New York.
LIVE NEWS OF THE
OLD DOMINION.
.a.est Happenings Gleaned From All
Over Ihe Slate.
BILLS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE.
Permanent State Good Road Association Or?
ganized at Richmond?Gift to Washington
and Lee?A Supposed Aged Husband Proves
to Be a Woman -Two Men Shot In Danville
? Bitten by a Mad Dog.
The following bills have passed both
nouses of thc Legislature:
To incorporate Bowling Green Semi?
nary.
To incorporate the Manchester and
Richmond Free Bridge Company.
To promote the public health by the
appointment of plumbing inspectors .
To amend thc charter of the Bay
Shore Terminal Company.
To amend the charter of thc Bucking?
ham Tram Road Company.
To incorporate thc Norfolk City and
Suburban Railway Company.
To permit the Queen Anne's Railroad
Company to construct its road in Vir- j
ginia.
To incorporate the Newport News and i
Elizabeth City Railroad and Electric i
Company.
To incorporate thc International Guar?
antee and Trust Company.
To incorporate the Old Dominion Tel
t graph Company.
To provide for the taxation of ground
rents.
To amend an act to eradicate thc San
Jose or pernicious scale, a disease af?
fecting fruit trees, and to prevent its
spread.
To regulate and fix the fees of thc
Sheriff and his deputies for services
rendered in guarding juries in criminal
cases at $1 a day.
To authorize the county of Norfolk to
acquire the toll roads and toll bridges in
said county and to issue bonds for that
purpose.
Ceding to the United States exclusive
jurisdiction over certain lands acquired
for public purposes within this State,
and authorizing the acciuisition of the
same.
'The Permanent Slate Good Roads As?
sociation of Virginia, with headquarters
in Richmond, was organized in the city.
The election of president and other offi?
cers was effected after a strong discus?
sion. Mr. C. H. Ashien, of King George,
brought on the fight by opposing the
election of a man from Richmond as the
permanent head of thc organization. He
declared that the country people did not
want Richmond in the good roads move?
ment. Country delegates rose, disclaim?
ing any such view. Mr. H. W. Ander?
son was made permanent president and
the office of the asociation located in
, Richmond. Senator Daniel delivered thc
address of the day. "Let thc people of
Virginia," he said during the course of
his interesting address, "then get togeth?
er and get good roads. Good roads are
the most democratic of all institutions.
The good road is made for the benefit of
everybody, for thc high and the low, the
rich and the poor, the young and the old,
the matron, the maid and the child. the
old man and the young, and even old
bachelors. Hence if in taxation there is
a desire to do the greatest good to the
greatest number those taxes should be
spent on good roads."
One of the most remarkable cases that
has ever been known in that section is
alleged to have come to light in Ettrick,
Chesterfield county, which reveals a well
kept secret. A few months ago a couple,
supposed to be man and wife, came from
Raleigh, N. C., and located in Ettrick, a
village just across the river from Peters?
burg. For some time past the "husband,"
who was about 75 years of age. has been
suffering from dropsy, and Friday morn?
ing he died. A gentleman of the village
was called in to shroud a man who had
died. According to his statement thc de?
ceased, instead of being one of thc
stronger sex, much to his surprise
proved to he a woman.
'There was a shooting affair across the
river in thc Fourth ward of Danville, as
a result of which two men?Edward
Brown aud "Bud" Clayton?are severely
wounded. The men are brothers-in-law,
Brown having married Clayton's sister,
and thc difficulty is understood to have
been due to Brown's treatment of his
wife. The men met and proceeded to
fire at each other with pistols. Brown
has two bullet wounds in the head and
Clayton has a wound in the neck, which
is thought to have partly severed the
jugular vein. Both men arc thought to
be in a critical condition.
President George H. Denny, of Wash?
ington and Lee University, received a
communication from the executor of the
estate of Mrs. Susan P. Lees, of New
York City, which stated that by the
terms of her will the university would
receive $30,000. Gen. G. W. Custis Lee,
former president of Washington and Lee
Imivcrsity, several years ago made a
t isit to Mrs Lees, and from what trans?
pired at that time it was thought she
would leave a legacy to the university in
her will.
At Newport News John Chandler,
master of the schooner William Miller,
procured a license for the vessel and dis?
appeared. He has not been seen since.
Chandler had money on him. He was
last seen in Bloodfield, and is supposed
to have perished in thc Bloodfield fire,
or to have been murdered.
Mrs. Henry Miller, of Prince George
county, was bitten by a mad dog. which
belonged to her husband. The dog be?
fore attacking Mrs. Miller had made an
effort to bite several other persons and
had also bitten a number of dogs. Mrs.
Miller was brought to Petersburg for
medical attention.
William Snead, colored, aged 17 years,
was shot and killed in Botetourt county,
Chcatwood Dahnon. white, aged 15.
is charged with the crime and is under
arrest.
E. Rosenberg, who claims to have
served in the Anglo-Boer War in South
Africa, first on the English and then on
the Boer side, was a prisoner in the Rich?
mond Police Court. He was convicted
of stealing a pair of shoes and sent to
jail for 15 days.
In Richmond Governor and Mrs.
Montague gave a reception at the Execu?
tive Mansion to the members of the
Constitutional Convention and thc Leg?
islature and their wives. The function
was largely attended and the most in?
teresting one since the Governor went
into office.
ARE YOU WISE ^T!L_g^ffffi&g
matiou there is no remedy to equal'Mexican Mustang Liniment.
an easy way
and a sure way to treat a case of Sore
Throat in order to kill disease germs
and insure healthy throat action is to
take half a glassfull of water put into
it a teaspoonful of
Mexican Mustang
liniment
nnd with tbis gargle the throat nt frequent intervals.
Then bathe the outside of the throat thoroughly with the lin!- J
ment and after doing this jxiur sonic on a soft cloth and wrap/
around tho neck. It is a POSITIVE CURE.
25c, 50c. and $1.00 a bottle.
IT WI AV DC YOI! have long been troubled with a running
ll WI HI DC IUU sore or ulcer. Treat it at once with Mexi?
can Mustang Lilninen* and you can depend utiou a speedy cure.
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE FARMER.
A
NEW
OLD
PAPER.
For sixty years the NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIB?
UNE has been a nation*, weekly newspaper, read al?
most entirely hy farmers, and has enjoyed the confi?
dence and rapport of tho American people to a dfegree
never attained by any similar publication.
THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE FARMER
is made absolutely for farmers and their families. The
first number was issued November 7th, 1001.
Every department of agricultural industry is covered
by special contributor* who ere leaden in thia respective
lines, and the TRIBUNE FARMER will be iu every sense
a high class, up to dale, live, enterprising paper, pro?
fusely illustrated with pictures of live stock, mocicl build?
ings and homes, agricultural machinery, etc.
Farmers' wives, sous and daughters will find special
pages for their entertainment.
Barndar [.ice, 11.00 per year, but you can buy it with your
favorite home weekly newspaper, The Highland Recorder, one
year for $1.50.
Send your subscriptions nnd money to THE RECORDER,
Monterey. Va.
Send your na am and address to the NEW YOKK T KI
I.l'NK FAlOII.lt, Mow York City, and a free sample copy
| will be malled to you. _^^
You See This?
Suppose your Advertisement were here?
SO DO THOUSANDS
OF OTHEfl
PEOPLE,
PLACE OF PENANCE
Alcatraz Island Where Frank Rakowski Will Suffer.
"Ten years' imprisonment in the mil?
itary prison at Alcatraz island will be
likely to cause regret In the heart of
Frank Rakowski, the common soldier
who threatened the life of President
Roosevelt," said an ex-regular. "The
telegraph dispatches tell the story of
the remark that will cause this soldier
ten years of hard work and then a dis?
honorable discharge.
"Alcatraz island is a rock in San
Francisco bay. It is some two or three
miles from shore, and rises high above
the mainland. But one boat, that a
government charge, lands thex-e, and
this only at certain times of the day?
never at night. No one is allowed to
go near the island, and no one lands
unless he has permission. Sentinels
guard the rock-bound coast and
perched high in the center of the is?
land is a tower, in which there is al?
ways a sentinel on duty. He can see
every part of the little island from this
post. Guard duty only comes to the
soldiers of the two batteries of artillery
stationed there, but the prisoners work
during the day.
"A load of them is taken daily to
the Presidio, well guarded, and work
throughout the day around the post, in
the national cemetery, and out toward
the Golden Gate in the big piece of
rolling land, a beautiful spot, with a
fine view of the outer bay and the
ocean. It was near here that the aw?
ful catastrophe in which Consul Wild?
man, coming home from Hong-Kong,
lost his life. Many lives were sacri?
ficed by the boat striking a rock in the
night, while trying to enter the har?
bor. There is an old Spanish fort near.
"Some 250 government prisoners are
usually kept at Alcatraz island. They
are known by numbers, and their
names are almost forgotten even by
themselves. On their uniform overalls
are great white or red numbers that
denote whether they are in for long
or short terms. These numbers are on
theirtiaoks, just above one knee, and
again on the back of the leg. The
sentinels are instructed to shoot to kill
after calling once to the ]_l8?.er to
JiaJt
"Frank Rakowski will pay dearly roi
lis offense against the nation which
ie had taken oath to defend."
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Relic Found In Scotland.
An interesting relic of the Roman
.ccupation of Scotland has Just been
Jiscovered during building operations
it Falkirk, in the form of a largo
stone, about nineteen inches broad, ten
inches thick, over four feet high and
weighing probably half a ton. It is
beautifully sculptured in high relief.
The ornamentation ia divided into two
panels, the larger one being at the top.
These panels are separated by a band
about one and a half inches broad,
which is carried round both panels,
meeting at an angle at the top of the
stone. Under the angle is a beautiful
shell-like device, delicately executed.
The upper panel is completely filled
by a horse and rider, the warrior car?
rying a sword triumphantly aloft. The
figure is pictured in full armor and
bears a shield. The lower panel repre?
sents a naked man?a wild Celt, pre?
sumably?prone on the ground, his
shield and weapon lying beside him.
The profile is perfect and the stone is
in a complete state of preservation.
Willing to Pay tho Money.
Readers of Jacob Grimm's beautiful
stories will remember that one of his
prettiest tales ends with the words,
"Whoever refuses to believe this story
owes me a thaler." One winter morn?
ing a little girl rang the doorbell and
asked the servant if Herr Prof. Jacob
Grimm was at homo. When informed
that he was not she said, politely:
"Will you please hand him this thaler ^
when he returns?" The servant took |'
the coin, glanced at it curiously and
inquired who sent it and what it
for. "I owe him the money mys
said the little girl. "Why?
for?" "Because 1 don't belleye<
story about the wolf."
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If your religion does not sanctify
your life, your life will secularize your
religion.
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The church founded from wrong
motives can never do right work,
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