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' John Kin and his' vvfie, an aged couple, were killed by their tlrink crazed son at South bridge, Mass. The mill situation at Fall River, Mass., bus been greatly simiilillod, ass combination of stock is likely soon ta be effected. Bourke Cochran has advised Piesi dent MoKinley to tender bis uod offices in the settlement of the Trans vaal muddle. Hairy Metzler, 13 years old, was washed from a tuft by a passing steam er and diowned iu the Willamette at. Portland, Or. The mammoth new Oceanic, the big gest vessel in the world, arrived in New York, six days and two hours from England. New York and Boston capitalists will form a livestock combination with capital of $30,000,000 to control the cattle business. Attorney-Goneral Uluckb'irn has de cided that a game warden cannot grant permits to hunt game out of season for scientific purposes. The Earl of Yarmouth, who Imi been pending the summer at an Atlantic resort will go on the stage. Charlet Fioliinun lias engaged him. The troops quartered at the Presidio in San Francisco now number nearly 12,000. This number includes 5.00C returned fioui the islands and awaiting muster out. Emile Zola has published a protest against the Rennes' verdict, in which he shows conclusively the weakness of the prosecution's oase beforo the eyes of the world. The commissioners of Clallam coun ty, Washington, have appealed to the secretary of the interior to modify the boundaries ol the Olympic reserve. Four bundled and fifty thousand acres of agricultural land is included in the reserve. The Filipinos have made their reply to our offer of autonomy. The docu ment repeats arguments contained in a recent appeal to the powers for recog nition. It further says that the race prejudioe of the Americans is to blame for the hostilities. The Civic Federation conference on the uses and abuses of trusts and com binations opened in Chicago with representative men from nearly every state in the Union in attendance. Govomor Tanner and Mayor Harrison each delivered an address i f welcome. Recent incendiaiy fires In Paris art attributed to anarchists. The revolution in Venezuela under Castro is gaining strength. Direotor Merriara, of the census, ad vises enumerators to do some studying. Cornelius Vandorbilt died suddenly at his home in New York of paralysis. Bush negroes of Jamaica have re lapsed into savagery and gone upon the warpath. The great council of Improved Ordei of Bed Men opened in Washington with 1.000 delegates present. Some of Aguinahlo's officers are tired nf fighting for the Filipinos' cause and will seek capture by the Ameiican toices. The yaoht Narno has arrived a Honolulu on a trip around the world. She left New York four years Ago aud has made neaily 40,000 miles. Oakland, Cal., has accepted the offer of Andrew Carnegie to give (50,000 for a public library building, and will gnrantee the necessary (4,000 a year for its support. The Portland chamber of commerce will send Senator Simon to Washing ton to pneh recognition in the matter of embarkation of troops for the Phil ippines from that port. At Tuckahoe, N. Y.. Terry McGov ern, an American pugilist whipped Pedlai Palmer, an English batatu, in the first round, and wins the title of champion in this class. Secretary Ray, of the interstate com merce oommission, who has been in Hawaii investigating tlie labor situa tion, says he is of the opinion that the solution of the labor problem theie is the employment of free white labor. Chairman Van Horn, of theCanadiat Pacific, says the Canadian Paoiriu is nniioiis to establish a gieat steamship line between Liverpool and Halifax to take business away from New York lines, and expects to receive a subsidy from the Canadian government. William II. Bodwell, a well-known printer, ex president of the Interna tional Typngiaphical Union, died at Whitehall. N. Y , aged 67 years. An imperial ukase has been issued establishing system of education for the children of the nobility iu Russia, largely at government expense. Salvation Army folks are fotbiden to use trumpet, dtnm or tauiborine in the streets of Philadelphia, aud speech only is left to them iu .their public worship. LATER NEWS. Cuba it suffering from a long-con-finned drought. The Nashville will not bo sent to Venezuela till needed. China has protested against General Otis' exclusion order. Japan is being urged to secure rail way concessions from China. James M. Nixon, a once famous showman, is dead in New York. The battleship Kentucky will have hor lirst run about the 1st of October. The Indian ht'ppiokers in Puyallup valley, Washington, are sun dancing. Almost the entire business section of Farnham, N. Y , was wiped out by fire. The-sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fellows met in Detroif.AIioh., in an nual Bess ion. . , ........ The steamer Alpha has arrived from Alaska with 200 pusBengurt and half a ton ot gold. The American ship George Stetson was burned at Loochoo, China. No loss of life resulted from the disaster. A bill has been introduced by a Chickasaw lawmaker raising the price of marriage license from (50 to (1,000. Major Jones, who has been quarter master at Manila, has returned. He thinks 50,000 men will be needed in the islands for 10 years. Hon. Daniel Ermentront, congress man from the sixth congressional dis trict of Pennsylvania, is dead. He was surivng his sixth term. Officials Bay that Admiral Sampson will not be suspended by Admiral Howison and that the newspapers are making a mountain out of a mole hill. Chief of Engineors Willson will sub mit to congress a comprehensive scheme for the defense of Porto Rico. The Spanish works will be utilized in part. A boat containing the captain and lltnen from tiie French steamer Duura is believed to have been lost near the island of Elba in the Mediterranean sea. Thirty transports are scheduled to sail for the Philippines befoie Novem bre 1, and it is predicted that the sol diers of the new leigments will eat Christinas dinner at Manila. The time has not been extended aud sheep must be off the Rainier reserve by the 25th of this month. Stockmen say they will move to Montana or Idaho unless favorable legislation is secured. Advices from Manila announce that Aguinaldo is willing to release all sick civilian and Spanish prisoners, but it is added that General Otis refuses to allow Spanish vessels to pioceed to Filipino ports to receive them. Circle City, Alaska, now has a popu lation of but 100. A big yield of wheat is reported in the Walla Walla valley. The Nevadas, Iowas and Tennessees will soon be on their way home. Six negroes were killed in a riot be tween white and colored miners at Car terville, III. C. A. Pillshury, the great flouring mill king of Minnesota, is dead at his home in Minneapolis. The Dreyfus meeting held in London was a spiritless affair. Interest in the subject seems to be lagging. The plant of the Ameiican Fisheries Company, Promised Land, L. I., was destroyed by fire; loss, $500,000. The British admiralty has prepared a war map of St. John's, N. F., as a preliminary to fortifying the town. An adobe house, five miles from Mora, N. M., collapsed and killed Man uel Cordova, his wife and six children. The memory of the martyred presi dent, James A. Garfield, was honored in San Francisco with a parade and exercises at Golden Gate Park. The Hungarian novelist, Mauris Jokai, now in his 75th jear, was mar ried at Vienna to the Hungarian act ress, Arabella Grossnagy, a girl of 18. Tom Reed has published his farewell to his friends of the flrat Maine dis trict. He says public office is man's opportunity, not a ribbon to stick in the coat. The reply of the Transvaal is very unsatisfactory to the British, and Mr. Chamberlain declares it will compel the imperial government to consider the situation afresh. A Manila dispatch says the oruiser Charleston bomarded the fort at Subig bay. Little or no injury was done. The Monterey and Concord were sent to continue the bomardment. A Washington dispatch says the Tar tar recently delayed iu the Orient, was not overcrowded, that she had 135 less than her capacity, and that the trouble was entirely due to giumbling. One of the moBt remarkable religious institutions in the couutiy, the Monas tery and College of the Holy Land, was dedicated with imposing ceremonies by the prominent Catholic clergy of this country at Washington. Leaders of the different railroad em ployes organizations are discussing plans with a view to establishing em ployes' grocery stores at the division points of the various lines. If success-. ful in this line other departments will he takeu op. Glasgow numbers among its popula tion a man who is making a manuscript oopy of the Bible. He expects to fin ish it in two years. Wilbur F. and John Stiles are twins living in Wichita, Kan. They look so much alike that only intimate friends ian tell them apait. Near a certain quarry in Italy is a town the inhabitants of which pay no lent or taxes. They are quarry em ployes, who have dug dwellings in the lace of a steep rock. NEGROES SHOT DOWN Bloody Riot at Brush Mines, Carterville, 111. OPENED FIRE OS TIIE WHITES Culmination of Lonj. Stand Ing Trouble ltwtwre.il Union and Non Union Mlnari, Carterville, III., Rapt, 19. Carter ville wits the scene of a bloody riot be tween whitd and negro miners today. Six negroes were killed, and one other mortally wounded. Company U, Fourth regiment, Illinois National iGuiird, a, live.1 herniate this evening, and will endeavor to preserve order. Forty miners from the Herrin mines left that place fur this city this even ing, armed with Krag-Jorgensen rifles determined to assist the white miners, 6hould their services he required. Trouble has been brewing ever since the militia was recalled by Governor Tanner last Monday, since which time the white miners have refused to allow the negto mineis to como into town. Today 13 negroes marched into the town and , opened fire on a crowd of whites. The whites returned the fire promptly, and a running fight ensued. The negroes, closely followed by the wihtes, scatteied, sume running up the main street, the remaindei starting down the railroad track. Here the worst execution was done. After the fight was over, four dead bodies were picked up, and another man was found mortally wounded. They were taken to the city hall, where the wounded man was given medical treatment, and an inquest was held over the dead ones. Later, near the Brush mines, in anoth er part of the city, tvo other dead bod ies were found. The killed are: Rev. O. T. J. Floyd, Huso Bradley, John Blaok, Henry Brannnm. Two unidentified. Mortally wounded: Siin Cumraings. The mayor has taken every precau tion to prevent further trouble, and none will occur unless the rtegioes make an attack. Spuerinteudent Donnelly, of the liiush mines, where the negroes reside, repoits that the negioes are worked up into a fienzy, and, while lie is doing all in his power to hold thein iu check, he is afraid he cannot do so muoli longer, and that unless the mili tia appears shortly furthei trouble may be looked for. Trouble has existed here, off and on, for over a vear, but no fatalities oc curred until June. 30, when a passen ger train nn the Illinois Central rail road was fired into and one negro wo man killed. These negroes were on their way to the mines, having come fiom Pana. A short time afteiwarn a pitched battle ensued between the union and nonunion forces during which time the dwellings occupied by the union negroes were burned. Sev eral arrests were made, and the parties are in jail at Marion on the charge of murder, awaiting trial. ON THE BRINK OF WAR. Reply of Tranivnal Vvrj Uiisatlsfactorj Itoers Mean to Fight. London, Sept. 19. The reply of the Transvaal to Mr. Chamberlain's latest note is said to cover nine pages. It is eminently of the "negative and incon clusive" character, which Mr. Cham berlain declared would compel the im perial government to consider the situ ation afresh. It practically repudiates suzerainty, reverts to the seven-year franchise, and declines to give equality to the Dutch and English languages in the volkeraad. Iu short, it is politely negative and defiant. The full text may not be available for a day or two, but it will not change the aspect of affairs. The cabinet will probably meet on Wednesday or Thursday to consider the next step. It is supposed that the next more contemplated by the Transvaal is an appeal to the powers, begging them to recommend arbitration on the lines of the conference at The Hague. Ha! McKlnley Intervened? The Cape Town correspondent of the Daily Mail says: "Afrikander bund circles profess to have information that President Mo Kinley has intervened between Great Britain and tho Transvaal. Condemned to Death. Washington. Sept. 19. The secre tary of war, in response to numerous requests, cabled General Otis regarding the two men of the Sixteenth infantry who, according to' the press dispatches, had been condemned to death in the Philippines for assaulting native wo men. A reply received tonight said there was a third soldier now about to be tried in connection with the same case, and that when the court-martial was concluded the papeis would be forwarded to the department. The two men sentenced are Corporal Damphoffer and Private Conine. The name of the third soldier involved has not yet been made public. The sentences will not be executed until the war department shall have reviewed the cases. The papers cannot reach Washington in less than 80 days. Reform In baseball. Chicago, Sept. 19. A new baseball leag'je, whose circuit will include citiet in both the National and Western Leagues, and which will be known as the American Association of Baseball Clubs, was formed today at a meeting here of baseball men and lovers ot the national game. The circuit as decided on will inolude St. Louis, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington. A. C. Anson was offeied the the presi dency, but refused to accept at present. 1 1 incDii nccirD to iritiMii nn Remarkable Term! Which the Chief ot the 'fagla Refuaed. New York, Sept. 18. A special to the World from Ithaca, N. Y. , says: Your correspondent is able to say on authority tiiat the Schurman peace commission offered every inducement short of absolute self government to Aguinaldo and bis followers. Agui naldo was promised as the price for the restoration of peace in the Tagal tribe a bonus ot more than $5,000 a year while the Tugals remained peaoeful. He was told that be could choose men from his own tribe for the minor mu nicipal offices. The oommission went so far as to promise Agninuldo the moial support of the United States gov ernment, if such were needed, to make his leadership of the Tagals thoroughly secure. With all these inducements, tempt ing as they roust have been, Aguinal do, as the recognized head of the insur gent movement, declined to yield. He insisted upon immediate Self-government, and as his insistanoe was so firm as to make an agreement impossible, the American commissioners tensed n gotiations. President Schurman wat frank telling your correspondent a day or i ago that he favored giving to tho various tribes the largest possible measure of home rule at the earliest moment. He thought the several tribes could admin ister their local affairs, elect their municipal officers, establish courts and penal institutions, etc., but did not believe ii possible to allow tliB natives to pai ticipate in the general govern ment. "How could they govern tho islands, in view of the hetromiity and multi plicity of the tribes?'' he added. f MUST RECKOrt WITH SIBERIA. American Wbeatgrowera to Have Com petition From New Quarter. New York, Sept. 18. A special to the Herald from Washington says: American farmers are to have competi tion from a new quarter in the wheat market of tho world. Consul Mona ghan, of Chomnitz. in a report to the state department, gives interesting de tails of the agricultural possibilities of Asiatis Russia. Mr. "onagban says that this vast territory is destined to be one of the world's richest and most productive places. It is particularly well adapted to the growing of wheat and other oereals, and since the build ing of tho trans-Siberian road, wheat from this region has already found its way to the European market. At present the resouices of this re gion are undeveloped, and must remain so for some years, as the population is as yet greatlv scattered, being less than one inhabitant to each square mile. Immigration from Europe to Russia is setting, in however, and 4,000 persons entered the region last year. Hawaiian Capitalist Out and Injured. San Francisco, Sept. 18. R. B. Banning, a Hawaiian captialist, ar rived from Honolulu on the steamship Australia last Tuesday and registered at the Occidental. Among his effects was a valise containing between (30, 000 and (50,000 in bank notes, bonds and sugar stocks, together with a num ber of other valuable documents. A tew hours after his arrival be missed the valise. An investigation has been made and it is thought it is on its way back to Honolulu. The President! Trip. Washington, Sept. 18. Only Secre taries Gage and Root, Postmaster-General Smith and Attorney-General Griggs were present at today's cabinet meeting. The president announced that he had intended to extend his Chicago trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul. A variety of subjects were dis cussed, but final action was not taken, nxcept in the case of Cuban money or ders to the United States, the rate of which will be raised from 80 cents per (100 to 60 cents. Wrecked and Burned. Atchison, Kan., Sept. 18. Missouri Pacific freight No. 124 was wreoked at 4:80 this afternoon, midway between St. Paul, Neb., and Julian station, near Nebraska City. Three of the crew were instantly killed, and their bodies ci em a ted. The killed are: Engineer Tom Oil lam, Fireman T. M. Ruse, Brakeman W. 11. Foster, all single and residents of Atchison. Drank Wood Alcohol. Vallejo, Cal., Sept. 18. Michael Owens and Richard Conroy, marines of the cruiser Philadelphia, have died from the effects of drinking wood alcohol. Both men enlisted at Mare island. Owens, who was formerly a member of the Sixteenth infantry, served through the Cuban campaign aud came here from " Samoa on the Badger. He was a native of Philadel phia. Devil Anse" Batfleld Captured. Willlamston, W. Va., Sept. 18. Sheriff Henderson, of Logan ctunty, and a posse of 15 today went to the Hatfield fort, in the mountains 30 miles from here, and without blood, shed captured "Devil Anse" Hatfield, his son Bob, and John Dingess, a rela tive of the Hatflelds by marriage. The prisoners will be taken to Pike county and tried on charges of murder grow ing out of the Hatfield-McCoy feud. Per Highway Robbery. Pulatki, Va., Sept. 18. Noah Fin ley, a negro, was hanged here today. His crime was highway robbery and at tempted murder, and his execution was the only instance in late years in which the extreme penalty has been imposed in Virginia for this offense. Seattle, Sept 18. Alfred Ray, repre senting a Philadelphia syndicate, is shipping men and material to Alaska for the construction of the seond rail road in (hat territory. TRUST CONFERENCE Results of the Recent Discus sion Beneficial. ALL OBJECTS WERE ATTAINED rrnceedlngs to Ite Printed and Fifty Tlii.u.and Copies to lie Dlatrlbutad Throughout the Country. Chicago, Sept. 20. The Times Herald says: Save for the work of publishing the report of the tiust con ference the Civic Federation's work in the big meeting is fully accomplished. Franklin II. Head, its president, is confident that the results of the dis cussion will he far-reaching and bene ficent and he feels that this organiza tion was justified in its expenditure of labor and time. Fifty thousand copies of the report are to he printed and dis tributed throughout the country so that those who did not attend the conven tion may have the advantage of the Views expressed by leading economists, lawyers, politicians aud thinkers from different sections of the United States. This Mr. Head deems highly Impoi tant. Among the reflections of Mr. Head on the conference generally are the following statements: "The idea of the Civic Federation was to have a full discussion of all sides of the general question of trust! and trade combinations. It is a sub ject upon which there is endless con fusion of thought among the people and we hoped by giving all sides a fair bearing to clear away much of the fog and mist and to bring the people nearer together so that they might be sure of the evils of these huge combinations if there were any and devise remedies for such evils. "In almost every respect 1 think the conference has been a decided success. Many of the papers offered were from careful economic students and pos sessed not only great but permanent value. Among these might be men tioned the papers contributed by Henry C. Adams, J. W. Jenks, John Graham Brooks and Professor Clark, of Columbia university. Undoubtedly the two speeches which attracted most attention were those delivered by W. Bourke Cockran and W. J. Bryan. "As a result of the discussions it seemed to me that the general impres sion of those present was that the growth of trusts and combinations should be jealously watohed and guard ed and that there should be a careful supervision of their operations by the state authorities and also possibly by the federal government supervision somewhat similar to that of our na tional banks would be most desirable and important and that all such cor porations should be required to have carefully-kept books of account, show ing all the general operations in their business, and that the features of such statistics should be made public some thing after the maner in which the sta tistics of national banks are made pub lic. The objects sought through these suggestions were not only for the bene fit of the general public who might be considering an investment, but also for the benefit of the stockholders, who might thus learn it the managers were loyal to the interests of the stockhold ers. "There has been some talk of there being political capital in the result of the conference. I do not know that the result of the conference could be construed to have any political bearing. The question of business trusts and norportaions is not a political question. There are probably just as many Demo cratic stockholders in these various combinations as Republicans. They have entered into these combinations with the belief that they are advan tageous in the way of cheapening pro duction and doing away with the exces sive competition, which in periods of depression is often times fatal to all parties to the competition. "Whatever may be the steps taken to adopt some remedies or restrictive measures which shall retain whatever there may be of benefit in the trusts, while removing that which is preju dicial to the national good, in my opin ion the conference held in Chicago will prove a historical meeting, and its in fluence as a source of education, and perhaps as a strarting point of some definite developments, will be felt for a long time. The Civio Federation is satisfied yes, gratified with the entire work of the conference." Woman Guilty of Araon. Jacksonville, Ox., Sept. 19. Rosan na Carlile, who was indicted jointly with iier husband, John A. Carlile, for burning the barn of her brother, A. J. Hamlin, on the night of August 14, 1899, pleaded guilty last night and wat sentenced to nine years' imprisonment in the penitentiary. The trouble be tween the brother and sister grew out of the settlement of the estate of tbeii father, the late James Hamlin. Upon Mrs. Carlile's plea of guilty, her hus band was released from custody. Situation at Key West. Key West. Fla.. Sept. 20. Fifty four cases of yellow fever have been reported in the past 48 hours at.d thret deaths, making a total number of cases to date of 862, and 17 deaths. Celebration In Mexico. City ot Mexico, Sept. 20. The wife of President Diaz is somewhat im- proved in health, but was unable to take part in the national independence ' celebrations, which went off with the I nsual eclat. The magnificent illumina ' tion of the cathedral of Mexico by elec tricity was the cause of general admira tion. The great building conld be seen for 80 miles like a vast mound of blazing light in the center of the Val ' ley ot Mexico. CUBAN CROPS FAIL. I'ltirul State nf Desolation Wrought by War and Weather. New York, Sept. 20. William Willis Howard, general manager of tho Cuban industrial relief fund, and who lias reoently returned from Cuba, says: "Cuba is in a pitiful state. Instead of a rainy season, Cuba has had a drought. Not since 1844 has there been such long-continued dry weather during the summer. The result has been disastrous. The United States weather bureau reports that all small crops have been ruined. Sugar cane has been so damaged that the crop next year will be less than the crop ground this year. "The most distressing featnte of the drought is the destruction of the corn crop. Even tinder favorable circum stances, the corn crop would have been small, for it was planted in driblets, here and there. The weather bureau reports show that the corn crop will yield not more than 0 per cent. On our relief farms we have better corn than any I have seen in Cuba, due no doubt to the fact that we put more la bor on the growing crop than anyone else was able to do. "Business in the cities is desperately dull. The hotels are empty, restaurants idle and all small affairs are lifeless. Large business concerns are scraping along as best they may, in the hope that the future ot the island may be deliuitelr settled. "In the country the desolation wrought by war aud weather still con tinues without abatement." MASSING ON THE BORDER. Uoera Preparing for the Defense of the Republic. London, Sept. 20. The. special dis patohes from South Africa confirm the reports telegraphed yesterday that the Boers are massing artillery in positions commanding Laing's Nek. Small Boer detachments occupy positions abeve IiufTalo river. The members of the afrikanderbund in Cape Town intend to convene the 'jund in congress to consider the situa lion. A Bloemfontein paper reports the dismissal of several Englishmen from the Bloemfontein police force, because of their refusal to serve on the com mand. The general apprehension in regard to the outcome was reflected by the de cline in consols and stocks on the Lon don stock exchange, where, although all stocks continued depressed, there was not the slightest approach to ex citement. The text of President Krnger's reply was issued by Seoretary Chamberlain this afternoon. The language in many places is taken to indicate a fiini, un yielding position. The reply, how ever, concludes: "If her majesty's government is willing, and lee Is able to make this de cision a joint commission, as at first proposed by Chamberlain, it would put an end to the present state of tension. Race hatred would decrease and die out, and the prosperity and welfare of the South African republic and the whole of South Africa would be devel oped aud furthered, and fraternization would increase." ALGER OUT OF IT. Withdraw! From the Race for United State! Senator. . . Detroit Mich., Sept. 20. General R. A. Alger today gave out a letter written by himself in New York, Sep tember 8, in which he announces his withdrawal from the candidacy for United States senator. The letter fol lows: "The Waldorf-Astoria, New York, Sept. 8, 1899. My Dear Mr. Judson: After careful consideration I have de cided not to be a candidate for the United States senate. My reasons for this determination are personal and of a business nature. I fully appreciate and thank you and my many other friends who offered support, and hope , to be able in the future to show my giatitude for all that has been done for me by the people of our state. I am, my dear sir, sincetly yours, "R. A. ALGER. "Hon. William Judson, Ann Arbor, Mich." General Alger declined to say any thing further concerning his withdraw al than was contained in the letter. SUPPLIES FOR SHIPS. Tranaport! Will Come to Portland Al ready Fitted Out. Washington, Sept. 20. It is stated at the quartermaster's department that the request to have the ships that are to carry the Thirty-fifth regiment from Portland to Manila chartered and fitted out at Portland cannot be granted be cause the ships must be fitted out un der the direction nf officers having charge of such, work at San Francisco; also that the men who understand the work are employed at the latter place, and it would not be practicable to send them to Portland. Building Fell In Montreal. Montreal, Sept. 19. One cone of the Queen's Hall block, in whiuh was Io cs t (led W. H. Scoggers' dry goods store, fell in tonight. The buildiriK col lapsed gradually, and no one was in jured. The building is an oppoising one, occupying a whole square frouting on St. Catherine street. Dewey Holiday!. Albany, N. Y., Sept. 20. Governor Roosevelt today issued a proclamation setting apart Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30, as holidays to be observed throughout the state as days of general thanksgiving in honor of the return ot Admiral George Dewey to the United States. This will make the daya legal holidays. I A silver tox skin was sold in London 'recently for (1,760 at an auction, ' This ia the highest price on record.