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HIGHLAND RECORDER VOL. XXIV. MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA.. APRIL 4, 1902. NO. 13. ROOFS FALLON CONG REG AXIONS Many Persons Injured in Accident Caused jBy Wind and Lightning. A PREACHER BURIED IN THE DEBRIS. The Storm In and About Pittsburg Was So Terrific That the Tall Spires and Chim? neys Were Unable to Withstand the Great Force?In One Church For'v People Were Injured. Pittsburg, Pa.. (Special).?One of the fiercest windstorms ever known in this section struck the city just before noon, and did almost incalculable damage to property and injured many persons, some of whom may die from the effects of their wounds. Scores of houses were unroofed, many trees were blown down, mill stacks toppled over and telegraph and telephone wires generally disabled. The most serious accident reported up to 9 o'clock was the unroofing of the Knoxville Presbyterian Church, in Knoxville. The church at the time was filled with an Easter congregation num? bering about ooo persons. While the minister was in the midst of his ser? mon a particularly strong gust of wind blew over a large chimney and lifted a portion of the roof of the building. The bricks from the chimney crashed through and carried a huge piece of the hard? wood ceiling measuring about 40x20 feet down upon the worshipers in the pews. An indescribable panic ensued, and a frantic rush was made for thc doors and windows. The excitement was soon quieted and the work of rescue begun. At least 40 persons were caught by thc wreckage and more or less hurt. Of this number five may not recover. In none of the other accident reports throughout the city were there any se? rious injury to persons, though many narrow escapes are recorded. Thc tow? boat Belle McGowan was blown over in the Ohio River, opposite Sawmill run, and completely wrecked. Her crew narrowly escaped drowning, but all were finally rescued by harbor boats. The corrugated iron roof of the Union brdge at the point was lifted from its fastenings by thc wind and parts of it carried a distance of a mile. The Whit? tier schoolhouse, on Mount Washington, was unroofed and its walls badly twist? ed. Jones & Laughlin had 14 of their furnace stacks blown down, necessitating the shutdown of a portion of their plant for weeks. A WOMAN FOR CONGRESS. lier Platform ls thc Golden Rule and Pro* hibition. Louisville, Ky., (Special).?Mary Burkhart, of Lane, Wolf county, has announced herself as a candidate for Congress on the Prohibition ticket in the Tenth District. She says she will make a house-to house canvass and will win over her Democratic and Republican opponents by a big vote. Miss Burkhart is 26, and is an attractive brunette. She possesses about $40,000 in her own name and says she will soend some of her money in her campaign. "There is no law." she says, "to pre? vent me from taking a seat in Congress if I receive a majority of the votes, which I am certain I will. I defy Con? gress to unseat me. The Golden Rule is my platform, with Prohibition thrown in." Tried to Wreck Trair. Trenton, Mo. (Special.) ? George Busch, aged 16 years, and George Young, aged 20, sons of respectable parents of this city, made an unsuccessful attempt to wreck an eastbound Chicago, Rock Is? land and Pacific passenger train about five miles east of here. The track at this point is on a high embankment, and a derailment could scarcely have occurred without the loss of many lives. Both boys were arrested and have confessed. Their motive appears to have been re? venge for having been put off a freight train. Dime novels are believed to have played a part. A Tunnel Five Miles Long. Auburn, Cal. (Special.)?A corps of Southern Pacific surveyors and engineers has just completed a survey for a new tunnel through the Sierras, which will be one of the longest in the world. Ac? cording to the records of thc survey, it will be five miles end 800 feet in length. It will eliminate nearly 1,000 feet of grade and will reduce the length of snowsheds 28 miles. Thc proposed work will cost millions of doHars and will consume years in construction. British Hammered Again. London (By Cable).?A casualty list just published records a hitherto nure ported fight in the Rhenoster Valley, near Sutherland, Cape Colony, March 24, when the British were evidently severely handled. They lost 8 men killed, had io men wounded and 29 were captured. Thc latter have since been released. Youthful Brothers Drowned. Middle'ooro, Ky. (Special.)?Thomas and William Warren, aged 12 and 15 years, respectively, were drowned in the flood which swept down the Powell Val? ley. Their father's house was wrecked, but he escaped with their mother by swimming. The loss in that section is estimated at over $5,000. James R. Garfield Accepts Position. Washington. D. C., (Special).?James R. Garfield, a son of the late President Garfield, has accented the position of civil service commissioner tendered him about ten days ago by President Roose? velt. He take; the place vacated by Mr. William A. Rodenberg. A $51,000 Bank Transfer. Chicago, (Special).?Stockholders of the Corn Exchange and Merchants' Na? tional Banixs have ratified the proposi? tion to consolidate thc two institutions under tl.e name of the former. The transfer of a large part of the Mer? chants' cash has been effective already. Thc enlarged Corn Exchange will have a capital of $2,000,000 and a surplus of $2,000,000. The institutions recently re? ported deposits aggregating about $51, 000,000. SUMMARY OF THE LATEST NEWS. Domestic. The Union Trust Company, as re? ceiver of the wrecked City Savings Bank of Detroit, asked thc court to per? mit suit of the stockholders, the assets of the bank being less than $2,000,000 and the liabilities over $3,000,000. The threatened big strike of the weavers in Southern New England has been averted. Many mills have agreed to grant the demanded io per cent, increase, and the others are expected to follow. It is reported in Butte. Mont., that John C. Paulsen, a defaulter, reported to have committed suicide, really fled to Germany, where he is now living with his family. The training stable of Frank H. Colby, at Highland Park, near Detroit, was de? stroyed by fire and 17 valuable horses were burned. There was a rough-and-tumble, fight between opposing factions of Seventh Day Adventists in a cnurch in Chicago. Charles Woodward, who was sen? tenced to be hanged at Casper, Wvo., for the murder of Sheriff Ricker, but in whose behalf a stay of execution was issued by the Supreme Court last Tues? day, was lynched at Casper. The floods in Mississippi, Alabama and other parts of the South have caused the railroad companies heavy losses. At Meridian and Jackson, Miss., many people were driven from their homes. Dr. Edmund J. James, president-elect of Northern University, in Chicago, in his communication to the hoard of trus? tees expressed the view that public sen? timent was turning against coeducation. Mrs. Julia K. Birdsall was held in $5,000 bail in Philadelphia to answer charges of embezzlement and forgery made by her former employers, Bern? stein, Kauffman & Co., of that city. A warrant was issuer for the arrest of H. C. Bell, the missing teller of the Riverside Bank of New York, whose ac? counts were found to be $12,500 short. Two were killed and a number se? riously injured in a head-on collision on the Joliet and Chicago Electric Rail? road, near Sag Bridge. The weavers in the Fitchburg and Beoli mills of the American Woolen Company of Fitchburg, Mass., went on a strike. Dr. Orin S. Sargent, once a promising physician of Philadelphia, died from the effects of morphine in a hospital. Mrs. Mary Hively fell into a pot of boiling sugar in Warsaw, Ind., and was scalded to death. Major J. R. Clagett, of the Second United States Infantry, died in New Or? leans. Governor Montague, of Virginia, commuted the death sentence of William O. Boyle, convicted of the murder of Alma Hamilton, his mistress, to life im? prisonment. The discharge of 15 union miners at the Fairmount Company's mine at Mt. Clare, W. Va., is causing serious trouble and a number of men are under arrest. During the trial by court-martial of Major Waller, a native scout testified to a plot among the native leaders of the Waller expedition to murder the Major. A jury in the United States Court in Tallahassee, Ela., convicted S. M. O. Clyatt, a wealthy turpentine operator, I on the charge of peonage. Emil A. Meyrenburg, ;i member of the Wisconsin Legislature, was con? victed of bribery and his punishment fixed at three years in prison. Foreign. A renewal of the Triple Alliance, with certain modifications, was effected at a conference at Venice between the Ger? man Chancellor and the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Jamaicans are generally disap? pointed over a note from Mr. Chamber? lain, the British colonial secretary, with? holding his consent to the new constitu? tion. Sir Thomas Lipton, it appears, sug? gested the idea of King Edward's coro? nation dinner to the poor of London. There were 1,500 Boers within the latest cordon drawn by Lord Kitchener, but all escaped through the gaps in the British lines excepting 179 men, includ? ing Commandant "H. Kruger. There were exciting races between the British and the Boers, the former recovering two guns captured by the Boers in Feb? ruary. Prayers for peace were offered in the churches of England and Pre? toria. Dr. Leyds, the European agent of thc Boers, denied that he was to have an interview with Lord Rosebery and other British Liberal leaders in Paris. Colonel Grimm, a Russian officer, charged with revealing military secrets to Germany, has been imprisoned. ? The Turkish government has ordered thc mobilizing of 90,000 troops, it is be? lieved for use in Macedonia. Turkish troops attacked a Bulgarian post and one Bulgarian was killed and several wounded. King Edward and Queen Alexandra took their final .departure from Marl? borough House. They will cruise during the Easter holidays on thc royal yacht, and on their return to London will take up their residence at Buckingham Pal? ace. Kimberly, the "Diamond City," is in mourning, the stores are closed, flags half-masted and work suspended in thc mines. The state funeral of Cecil Rhodes will take place April 2 at Cape Town. The members of thc Transvaal gov? ernment, including Acting President Schalhurger, were at Kroonslad, Cape Colony, the early part of the week in communication with Steyn. From Berlin comes the statement that the United States government has been sounding Germany as to how far it would go in maintaining the "open door" in China. The North German Lloyd steamship Company has declared a dividend of 6 per cent., as against a dividend of 8</2 per cent, last year. Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, in accordance with his Maundv Thurs? day custom, washed the feet of 12 aged men in Vienna. Financial. Thc Lackawanna has declared the reg? ular quarterly dividend of iy$ per cent. Payable April 21. The principal movements of curren? cy this week indicate that the New York banks have lost $1,314,500. The American Sugar Refining Com? pany has advanced the price of soft su? gars, Nos. 13 and 14, 5 points. It is estimated that the world's sup? ply of gold has been reduced by $20, 000,000 during the last two and a half years owing to the closing of the South Africa mines. SLAUGHTER IN OIINESE RIOTS Hundred of People Killed in the Chi Li Province. MISSIONARY WARNED TO KEEP OUT. The Attempts of Local Officials (o Collect Indemnities for tbe Catholic Missionary Claims, as Arranged Between the Officials and tbe Priests, Cause the Trouble ? Mowed Down by Troops, Pekin (By Cable).?Chinese officials say that 1,000 people have been killed in riots at Ta Ming Fu, the southernmost prefecture of the Province of Chi Li. This, perhaps, is an exaggeration, but the loss of life was undoubtedly great. The riots were due to attempts of local officials to collect indemnities for thc Catholics, as arranged between thc offi? cials and the priests. Soldiers have been dispatched to quel! the disturbances, and a taotai has been sent to adjust the differences. The officials warn the missionaries to keep out of the disturbed district. Such resistance to the payment of mis? sionary claims is to be expected in locali? ties \vherc the population is poor and large sums aed levied. Thc latest reports from Ta Ming Fu say thc greatest loss of life occurred dur? ing the fight between Yuan Shi Kai's soldiers and the populace. The inhabi? tants of several villages, who were en? listed in the so-called United Villagers' Society, resisted the soldiers, but. as most of the villagers were only armed with spears and swords, they suffered great slaughter. VERDICT FOR TICKET SCALPERS. Chicago Judge Decides That Tickets Passing Through Their Hands Are Good. Chicago, (Special).?"However repre? hensible and odious to a railroad com? pany a ticket scalper may bc, there is no law that invalidates a ticket which other? wise is valid because it passes through his hands." Judge Lhytratts, of the Superior Court, has given this opinion in a suit for damages brought by Moritz Horo? witz against thc Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Damages of $250 were agreed upon. While traveling with his wife to Min? nesota on a ticket purchased from a scalper in Chicago, which had originally been issued to a Michigan newspaper, Horowitz was confronted by J. C. Pond, general passenger agent of thc road, who happened to be on the train. Horowitz and his wife were ejected from the train at Lake Villa, 51 miles from Chicago. The attorney for the road argued that Horowitz had been guilty of a construc? tive fraud. GOVERNMENT SOUNDS GERMANY. Wishes to Know Latter's Attitude on Chinese Question. London (By Cable).?A dispatch from Berlin says that the United States has been sounding the German govern? ment to see how far the latter was will? ing to go to maintain thc open door in China. A definite statement was re? quested. Germany's reply was that while it stood for the open door, it would not oppose anything that Russia really de? sired. Washington (Special).?This Govern? ment recently had its attention called to I reports that Germany intended to main? tain exclusive trade relations with the ! Shantung peninsula, which is nominally within its sphere of interest. The Government has become satisfied that Germany has manifested no such intention, and stands by her previous assurance that she will recognize thc open door. Under the agreement of the Fowers, as thc outcome of thc Pekin negotia? tions, all of them arc bound to the open door principle. Plot to Kill Waller. Manila, (By Cable).?At the continu? ation of the trial by court-martial of Major L. W. T. Waller, of the Marine Corps, for the execution without trial of natives on Samar Island, a native scout by the name of Smoke was on the stand. Smoke testified to thc existence of a nlot arnon? the native leaders of the Waller expedition to murder Major Waller and Lieutenant Williams. He said that when the marines had rations they shared them with the natives. The scout also said that he personally had suffered severely from hunger. Boys Skinned a Horse. Mayfield, Ky.. (Special).?Two boys I aged about 14 years were indicted by j thc recent grand jury for killing a horse, I skinning it and selling the hide for $1.50. At this term of the Circuit Court they were tried and sentenced to the School of Reform. There being no room there for them, the court ordered the boys whipped until they shed tears. Sheriff Harris was ordered to do the whipping with a new cowhide. The boys' parents paid for the horse. whale Sinks a Vessel. New Bedford, Mass. (Special.) ? Word has been received here by the agents of thc whaling bark Kathleen that she had been sunk at sea by a whale. Capt. Thomas H. Jenkins ca? bles from Pernambuco, Brazil, that three of the four boats had arrived at that place. The missing boat contained nine men. Thc captain's wife and all the offi? cers were among those who reached land. The Kathleen was valued at $12, 000. She was built in 1844. Her gross tonnage was 205. Refuses Carnegie's Offer. Richmond, Va., (Special).?Thc City Council has virtually declined to receive thc $100,000 which Andrew Carnegie agreed to give for the establishment of a public library. It would be necessary to set aside $10,000 yearly for the main? tenance of the library. The offer was accepted at first. A board of trustees was elected, but those chosen were not satisfactory, and the finance committee has declined to provide the sum needed to buv a site. LIVE NATIONAL CAPITAL AFFAIRS. Sundry Appropriations. The Sundry Civil Appropriation bill, the most important of the Government supply measures, was completed by the House Committee on Appropriations. It appropriates $49,316,395, being $12, 463,042 less than the regular and sup? plemental estimates and $12,579,512 less than the appropriation for the current fiscal year. Among the contract items provided in excess of the present appropriations are for public buildings, $3,839,646; Yellow? stone Park, $500,000; Louisiana Pur? chase Exposition, for Government build? ing and exhibits, $1,048,000; permanent census office and twelfth census, $1,400, 000; seacoast battery sites, etc., $1,537, 050; rivers and harbors, continuing con? tracts, $5,882,757. Some of the other main items are as follows: Atlanfa (Ga.) penitentiary, $100,000; Chicamauga and Chattanooga Park, $50,000; Chinese Exclusion act, $200,000; defending suits, Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, $60,000; Leavenworth (Kan.) Penitentiary, $250, 000; enlargement of military posts, $1, 537.?5?; preventing deposits in New York harbor, $50,000; portrait of Wil? liam McKinley, $2,500; Shiloh Military Park, $40,000; Vicksburg Military Park, $100,000. The public building items of $50,000 or over include: Baltimore, $100,000; Brunswick, Ga., $50,000; Chicago, $1, 000,000; Newport News, Va., $50,000. The river and harbor contract items over $50,000 include: Charleston, S. C., $50,000; Allegheny river, Pennsylvania, $118,000; Monongahela river, West Vir? ginia, $350,000; Congaree" river, South Carolina, $50,000; Ocmulgee river, Ga., $56,000; Savannah river, Georgia, $86, 000; Tampa bay, Florida, $86,000. The bill contains a general provision directing the Secretary of War to re? port at the next session of Congress a proposition for the consolidation of the existing commissions having charge of the several national military parks or substituting therefor a commission con? sisting of one or more members to have charge under the War Dcpartmcna of all military parks. Department Will Not Act. Thc State Department will take no steps to bring to the attention of the Danish Government the charges against the integrity of American statesmen preferred by Capt. Walter Christmas and brought to the attention of the House of Representatives by Mr. Rich? ardson. The department regards the charges as, unworthy its attention by reason of insufficient evidence and obvious error in statements of alleged facts. The de? partment, it is said, is aware also that the Danish Government does not intend to pay one cent of the $500,000 claimed by Christmas as his commission, so that none of that money could be used to cor? rupt American Statesmen and news? papers. Evans Sends In Resignation. Commissioner of Pensions Evans has placed his resignation in thc hands of the President. It will not take effect until some important position in the dip? lomatic service is found for him. The pension committee appointed at the last annual encampment of the G. A. R. to investigate the affairs of the Pension Bureau, has made us report to the President. It has not yet been de? cided as to when thc report will be made public, if at all. It is stated that thc policy of Commissioner Evans will be continued by his successor. To Prevent Fights in Senate. The Senate Committee on Rules has modified an amendment to the rules pro? posed by Senator Hoar, which is intend? ed to prevent the use of language likely to provoke violence on the floor ,as in the Tillman-McLaurin episode. The rule says: "No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words, im? pute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unwor? thy or unbecoming a Senator. No Sen? ator in debate shall refer offensively to any State of the Union." Secretary Taylor in Trouble. The attention of the President having been called to alleged interviews with Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Taylor in a number of newspapers, in which he had put himself in the position of opposing certain provisions of the Chi? nese exclusion bills now pending in Con? gress, Secretary Shaw has been request? ed by the President to examine into thc matter and to report to him as to the truth of the allegations. As Secretary Shaw is in New York, no action will be taken by him in the direction of carrying out the President's instructions until his return. New Design for the Flag. Representative Shafroth, of Colorado introduced a bill prescribing the size ol the field of the United States flag and the arrangement of the stars. The field shall bc square and one-third the total length of the flag. The star* j of the 13 original States arc to be in 1 circle, surrounding the stars of the 3c 1 admitted States in the form of a star j with the stars of the last two admittec States (Wyoming and Utah) temporar? ily one to each side of the interior star. Roosevelt to Give Diplomas'. It was announced that President Roosevelt will deliver the diplomas at thc graduating exercises of the Nava Academy at Annapolis on May 2. This advance date for the graduating exer eises was set in order to relieve a deart! in commissioned officers. Capital News in General. President Roosevelt sent to Congress the correspondence relating to the re quest of General Miles to bc sent to tin Philippines and the refusal to complj with his request. The engagement was announced o Miss Alice Hay to James W. Wads worth, Jr., of Genesee, New York. The President approved the sentence of dismissal imposed on First Lieuten ant James H. Aldrich, of the Philippi? scouts, convicted of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. Thc House committee to investigat< the Christmas charges has decided tc hold tuc hearings in public. Joseph K. Wood, United States attor ney in Alaska, resigned in order to avon being dismissed. The House Committee on Judicial*] decided against the resolution directing thc Attorney-General to proceed agains thc Commercial Cable Company for al leged violation of the anti-trust law. TENNESSEE TOWNS WRECKED BY WATER Many Lives Lost and Property Ruined By tbe Floods. PEOPLE TAKE REFUGE ON THE ROOFS The River at Nashville Rises Twenty-two Feet In Twenty-four Hours?The Towns of (larriman and Oakdn'e Nearly Demolished ?Many Houses Washed Away and Manu? facturing Plants Destroyed. Nashville, Tenn., (Special).?The floods in Tennessee, the greatest known in many years, have resulted in the loss of a number of lives and property ag? gregating in vallie more than $1,000,000. On the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis and Louisville and Nashville Railroads several bridges have been dam? aged. Cumberland, Elk and Duck Riv? ers and their tributaries rose rapidly dur? ing the night, the rise at Nashville being 22 feet. The towns of Hardman and Oakdale, on the Emory River, were nearly swept away, manufacturing plants wrecked and numbers of houses destroyed. The streams between Murfrecsborc and Bell Buckle, Tenn., rose so fast thal occupants of many houses were obliged to seek safety in the second stories ol their houses until the flood had receded Traffic on the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis and Louisville and Nash? ville Railroads at some points has beer stopped, owing to the tracks being sub? merged. Much property at Mount Pleasant. Shelbyville and Murfreesboro was dam aged. Several hundred people at Mounl Pleasant were driven from their home; and took refuge in the courthouse. Three lives were lost in Giles county John Cole and his family, who resided on Richmond Creek, near Pulaski, wen driven to the roof of their home to es? cape the rising water. The foundation? of the structure gave way and thc fam? ily were thrown into the flood. Mrs Cole and her two younger children wen drowned. The damage at Murfrecsborc and other portions in Rutherford count} is estimated to bc $500,000. A special from Kingston, Tenn., withir six miles of Harriman, says: "J. C Cooper, mail carrier between Harrimar and Kingston, arrived here from Harri man. He states that thc heavy rain; caused an unprecedented risc in thc Em ory river, the result of which was th( almost total, destruction of the manufac? turing plants along the river in Harri man. Between 300 and 400 people whe reside in the river section of Harrimar are without homes; 30 to 40 houses ai Oakdale and Harriman were destroyed being swept down stream. HATFIELDS IN A BATTLE. Two of Them and Two Officers Killed? Revival of Feud. Williamson, W. Va., (Special).?Sen sational reports were received herc about another fight with thc Hatfields, in which four men were killed, among them being Harry Watts, proprietor of the Palace Hotel here. John Rutherford, a detect? ive, had a warrant for the arrest of Eph? raim Hatfield, who is wanted in South Carolina. He finally located Hatfield in Pike county, Ky. Watts went with Rutherford, and they found Ephraim at the home of his father, Thompson Hat? field, on Blackberry Creek. Rutherford and Watts broke in the door and secured Ephraim, when the father opened fire on them. Both offi? cers and both Hatfields were killed. The wife and little children witnessed the tragedy. The Rutherfords were rela? tives of "Cap" Hatfield, of feud fame. Rutherford.,was a brother of thc two Rutherfords killed at the election in 1896 by "Cap" Hatfield. Watts was well known throughout thc southern part of the State. It is said he could have saved himself had he not stopped firing for a moment when one of the Hatfield children was within his range. The excitement among the feud ists is as great as at the time of the burning of thc McCoys at the stake by the Hatfields years ago, and more trouble is expected. Boers Escape Through Lines. Pretoria, Transvaal Colony, (By Ca? ble).?About 1,500 Boers, under Dclarey, Liebonborg, Kemp and^Wolmarans. were within the area of Lord Kitchener's latest movement, but though surprised by the rapidity displayed by the British troops, gaps in the latter's lines enabled most of the burghers to escape. The Boer prisoners totaled 179 men, includ? ing Commandant H. Kruger and Ex Landrost Neethling of Klerksdorp. Young Woman's Body In Mill Pond. Charlotte, N. C., (Special).?Newt has reached herc from Wilkes county, N. C., of the finding of the body of a young woman in a mill pond. The un? fortunate girl was Sarah Benge, the daughter of a farmer, and she had been missing for three weeks. Evidences ol blows on the head were discovered and there was a large bruise on thc breast There was no water in the lungs. tf rs. Roosevelt Going to Charleston. Charleston, S. C. (Special.)---Thc fol? lowing will constitute thc party which will visit the exposition here, ir. com? pany with President Roosevelt, April 9: Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss Carow, Secretary Root, Attorney General Knox, Mis< Knox, Secretary Wilson, Secretary Cor telyoti, Assistant Secretary Loeb, Mrs Loeb, J. K. Gracie, Dr. John F. Wise. Commander W. S. Cowies, and Col. L. S. Brown, general agent of the Southern Ra'way. Four Drowned by Capsizing Skiff. New Orleans, (Special).?Four men were drowned in the Mississippi River while going to their work on the British steamer Atlantean, anchored in mid? stream. A skiff containing 19 coal hand? lers left the shore for the Atlantean. The craft in trying to land against side of the steamer was capsized. J. Allen. J Cunningham, J. Garrity and a negro. Ed. Thornton, were drowned. Some of the survivors were picked up after rtriftinor R#?v*ral miles down the river. 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THE NEW-YORK TRIBUNE FARMER is made absolutely for farmers and their families. The first number wns issued November 7th, 1001. Every department of agricultural industry is covered br special contributors who an lenders in this respective lines, and the TRIBUNE FARMER will be in every sense a high crass, up to date, live, enterprising paper, pro? fusely illustrated with pictures of live stock, model build* ines and homes, agricultural machinery, etc. Farmers' wives, 80119 and daughters will find special pages for their entertainment. Regular price, ?1.00 per yenr, bat you can buy lt with your favorite home weekly newspaper, Tho Highland Recorder, one year for $1.50. Bend your subscriptions and money to THE RECORDER, Monterey, Va. Rend your name ami a4ittl to the NEW YORK TRI I5UNE FARMER, New York City, and a free sample copy will bo mnllei to yon. _ ? <*? r><<wx"icr> <t> r>x"io o <"?oo <ir>i <ir> <w> <"?o-<*?o <^r^> ? Coins Have Vanished Numismatists Puzzled " Over Remarkable Dla- ? appearance of Sliver * Dollars ^ V V 9 "There ls something curious about the American silver dollar and half dollar of the coinage of 1804," said a well-known numismatist of New York. "In that year something like 20.000 of the dollars were coined, but lt is a singular fact, as is now known, that not one of them was known to be in circulation. Yet the most precious of all American coins are two 1804 dol? lars, which arc in well-known collec? tions. They are valued at $2,000 each. "It has been determined to the satis? faction of every numismatist that these two dollars were not coined until 1828, although they were struck from the original 1804 die. They were secretly made?although such a procedure is a penal offense?for some one high in in? fluence and authority, who desired them for certain coin collections. It has never been positively ascertained how the surreptitious work was accom? plished, but there is no doubt that it was done. "Why the dollar of 1804 was never \e.een in circulation after leaving the mint Ia one of the unsolved government mysteries. "A still greater mystery surrounds the half-dollar of 1804. Of that coin nearly 160,000 were struck. Not one was ever discovered in circulation. Tho quarter-dollar of 1804 are numerous enough?so plentiful, in fact, that a fair specimen can be bought for |2, and their coinage amounted to 7,000 pieces. "A curious thing has been discovered regarding the half-dollar of 1805, which is lot a rare coin, except in the case of those possessing the rare curiosity I speak of, which increases the value tenfold. This is that the figure '5' in 1805 has been struck over a '4,' showing that the coin was really one of the un? discovered minting of 1804. "What became of the large Issue of 1804 half-dollars? No one knows or ever will know; but it is evident that all of them were not issued from the mint, and this belief that there was some reason for not desiring the coin to circulate is strengthened by the mint obliterating the date on what was left by making 1805 half-dollars of them. "There was no silver dollar issued from the mint in 1805, yet 321 were coined, and are in the hands of col? lectors to-day, just as they came from the die. No dollars were coined by the government after that until 1836." "4tMMIi^'IIMM'uiU)Uiui|aiiiii)tM>uatiiiaiiUituiituattiunuiituntuii,uutuiiiiiHP 1 His Weeping # nov* w** * which * I I r 9 Politician Did Up His g W&s Effective B <>??*?*?? ? rsn j?rtTTTrn'.TT7 I "There are all sorts of tricks in a political campaign," said the ex-mem? ber of the legislature, "and one was played upon me when I was doing my first stumping that was intended to lay me out Hatter than a pancake. I was billed to speak at a certain Village, and I prepared a first rate talk for the oc? casion. Half an hour before 1 was to take the platform I was Invited to have a nip to brace me up, and ten minutes after imbibing I didn't know whether I was on foot or riding a camel. As a matter of fact, I had been doped to prevent me from speaking. When I began to rall fence around and talk nonsense they tried to take me away, Lat I became as stubborn as a mule and insisted upon speaking. It would be a nail in my coffin to show me off In a drunken condition, and 1 was finally pushed forward. I was simply conscious of the fact that I was mak? ing a fool of myself, and after utter MT1MMMMTHI ing a dozen words I began to weep There was a good deal of laughter at first, but pretty soon a man called out: " 'Look here, fellers, this man ain't crying for nothing.' "'You bet ho ain't!' shouted an? other. " 'He must be weeping over our hlgb taxes,' suggested a third. " 'That's it, and it shows Ml tru? feeling;' added a fourth. 'Here's one who pledges himself to work and voU for him.' " 'And here's another,' called out twenty men in chorus, as I was led away with tears streaming down my cheeks. That was my speech. Th? people laid lt all to emotion, and that town gave me a majority to make my hair stand up. I couldn't reduce theil taxes, but I got a bill through against any one owning a bull without keep? ing an iron ring in his nose, and did not lose any of my admirers."