I have a better and more servica
ble line of Christmas goods than
.ever before. Articles that will
nutke useful as well as ornamental
presents. We haven't space to
enumerate them all, but will give
you an outline of what can be hud.
Books for old and young, includ
Brief Items of Interest to Home
Folks About Their Friends
*"Slr. Will Somers of Clover Creek
was in to see us Monday.
Mr. J. P. Terry called Monday
and renewed his subscription.
v^fflr. W. Hiner of Back Creek
was in to see us Monday.
j/'The mercury has been playing a
little above and a little below zero
for the last few days. The cold
snap seems to be general.
i^iTr. C. C. Hansel of Hot Springs
spent Christmas week at his home
in McDowell. On his return to the
Springs he visited his Monterey
Now is the time to make
ready for sugar making. Leave
your orders with C. C. Arbogast
for sugar pans.
All who are in need of heavy
team harness, lumberman harness i
buggy harness, single and double,
will do well to examine S. \V.
-Crummett's lino before purchasing
elsewhere. Prices and terms rea?
^^B. M. Arbogast Esq. who is ac
iiyly engaged as a real estate agent
on the new railroad, was home a
few days recently.
V-The young people of Monterey
andyicinity were unusually socia?
ble this Christmas. A party every
night during the week.
2/Cr. G. M. Jorden of Frost, went
to his home at Franklin for the
W. A. Cunningham, who has
been so successful in selling Mc?
Cormick machinery as a local agent
has recently been appointed gen?
eral agent of that company at a
urn ir ty or forty Highland boys!
and girls who are attending school
out of the county, were home for j
Christmas. They all seem to havel
had a gay time attending social*
and being with their home folks.
Always satisfied with a small
profit, I will give you every ad?
vantage for your cash, L. A.!
It has been claimed that Gen.
Joubert, the Boer commander.
commanded a Louisiana regiment in
the Civil War, but the claim has
recently been denied.
l/fclr, E. A. Hicklin and wife were
visiting relatives in Mouterey Wed-j
Oysters?Mrs L S Dickenson'
will serve oysters Saturday night/
from 7 to 10 iu Crummett build-j
ing. Public invited. *
If it would take one minute to]
^atch one bucket full of water at
the town pump, how Ling would it!
take to put out one fire that badi
15 minutes start, 200 yards distant
from the water supply?
tHirs. o C Boggs who has been
seriously ill for several days, is no
V-Elsie Propst, 15 year old daugh?
ter of Emanuel Propst, we learn
was badly scaulded by the tea ket?
tle full of hot water falling on
We refer our readers to the ad?
vertisement of valuable house, lot
&c. for sale in Crabbottom. For
further information write to or
call on S. B. Sieg,
Mr. Walter Grinsted has been
called home near Charlottesville, I
on account of sickness in his j
For Sale? I have a good sec?
ond hand, two horse surry and a
one horse buggy for sale.
Address, Mrs. E. J. Shuey
In the fiscal year 1905-90, the
war Department expended in round
numbers 164,000,000, and the uaw
Department $29,000,000. For
the fiscal year 1899-1900, a year of
rebellion and warfare, the appropri?
ations amounted to $163,000,000
for war and nearly ?52,000,000 for
the navy, For the year 1900-01,
which is expected to be a year of
peace, the Secretary asks $1$),000,
000 for war and$76,500,000 for the
navy. Truly, the cost of empire!
js bi^, I
ing nice Bibles.
Stock of china is complete, and
along with it is the silverware.
Medallions ann large pictures, and a
specially fine line of albums, calen
dars for 1900, booklets &c. for
vHrfon. C. P. Jones has gone to
^Messrs J A Jones and E H Mc
Clintic are attending the conven?
tion at Clifton Forge today.
Mr B E Fleisher has been quite
sick for a few days. Drs I ll
Trimble and Chas. Fox are attend?
Mr Steuart Winter's little child
of Straight Creek died this morn
Messrs Will and Peter Moyheif-r
of the Valley and Sam Moy heifer
of Ohio, spent several days with
their mother, Mrs Caroline Winier.
Her son Samuel will spend some?
Volume 1000 with its 805 spot?
less pa^ee, is open before us. Each
day our lives fill a page, and as the
day closes so does the page, iso
recalling? no erasing? no inter?
lining or making entries-on tm>
margin. As the record is made st.
it must stand. Some lives will not
till the 1900 book. The silent pen
will stop ita recording for some
before many pages have been fin
Uhed and the book will he closed
Wanted? To buy a farm with
house. Pav $100. down and pay
?10. per month or $100. per year.
L. O. Simmons,
1 mo. Staunton, Va.
Stockholders fleeting H. & S.
A meeting of the stockholders ol'
the Monterey & Staunton Telephone
Company, will be held in the Coun?
ty Clerks office, Monterey Va. on
Monday the 8th day of January
All stockholders of the Company,
are expected to he present, either in
person or by proxy. By order of,
Democratic Mass fleeting.
A mass meeting of Highland
democrats was held at the court,
house on Dec. 80th for the purpose
ot electing delegates to the Senat?
orial convention which was held
at Clifton Forge Thursday. to
nominate a successor to Hon. Chas
E. MeCorkle deed.
The following delegates were el?
ected and instructed to vote for
Hon. C. P. Jones: 0. Wilson, E
H. McCUntic, O. A Stephenson S.
A. Porter, J. O. Armstrong and J.
L. Shumate, delegates, and M. H.
Corbett, J. A. Whitelaw, S. A. Gil?
more, S. W. Sterrett, S. C, Eagle
and E. A. McNulty alternate?. L.
H. Stephenson and S. B. Sieg dele?
gates at large.
Notice to Farmers 6f Highland
and Bath counties. I have rented
the Tannery in Monterey and
solicit a liberal share of vour pat?
ronage, and will be glad to tan al)
vour hides ou shares. Satisfaction
guaranteed. J. F. Carter.
G. H. Appleton, Justice of Peace,
Clarksburg, N. J., says, "DeWitt's
Little Early Risers are the best pilis
made for constipation. We use no
others'1 Quickly cure all liver and
bowel troubles. Trimble and Luos
On the 28th of Dec. bj Rev. S.
A. Parker, Mr. John M. Rolston
and Miss Minnie L. Cobb.
On the 31st of Dec. by Rev. II.
P. Barnes, Mr. Charles A. Eye and
Miss Ida Bowers.
At Thorny Bottom church, Rev.
Joseph Beverage officiating, Miner
N. Rexrode and Maud Al. Flesher.
On the 27th of Dec. by Rev.
Joseph Beverage, Mr. Pink ney
Crummett and Miss Bessie Price.
In Crabbottom, Rev. Barnes of?
ficiating, Mr. Robt. Wiiuer and
Miss Lewie Colaw.
The House, lot, buildings and
a physican's office in the village of
Crabbottom.? This is the property
owned and recently occupied by Dr.
Dear and is a good comfortable
dwtliing house mid convenient
outbuildings mid ni table either for
a physician or for any one desiring
to live in Crabbottom. The property
will be sold ou very liberal terms.
For further information call on or
write to S. B. Sieg.
Ag't. Monterey, Va.,
Lewis Dennis, Salem, Ind., says
"Kodol Dyspepsia ('ure did me
more good than any tiling I ev?-r
took.11 It digests what you eat and
cannot help cure dyspepsia aud
stomach troubles. Trimble and
Lu nsf ord. i
Christmas, something new. Cellu?
loid, jewels, cuff, collar and photo
cases. An exceedingly fine line of
s;lk mufflers, and ladies and gen?
A nice morocco pocket hook or
A. Tyler Stephenson Dead.
On Jacksons River, at the home
where his grand father, William
Wilson liyed and died, jost as the
new year was dawning, A. Tyler
Stephenson's life of Gi years and 2
mouths was brought to a close.
For more than a year he had been
a great sufferer from Brights' dis?
ease, and for sometime his family
which had so tenderly and patient?
ly administered to him, had given
up all hopes of his recover/.
Mr. Stephenson had been a prom?
inent county nian, having held im?
portant positions under its govern?
ment. At the time of his deatii
he was a Notary Public, and until
declining health prevented, for
several years held the position of
Superintendent of the county poor
farm and when a young man was
deputveountv clerk nnder his father.
'fhfl il;""aaspd leaves a HaStag and,
five children, four daughters and
one eon, the only married daugh?
ter, Mrs. FannieLanier of East Va. j
being present at thc time of her
father's death. The youngest
daughter, Miss Georgie, who was
away at sclio >!, was telegraphed for
and reached home in time for the
funeral service. Mr. Stephenson's
brothers now living, are L. ll.
Stephenson attorney. Monterey. 0.
A. Stephenson, Meadow Dale, John
VV. Stephenson, attorney, Warm
Springs, and Jain es B. Stephenson,
attorney, Harrisonburg, and his
sisters, Mr,, W VV An.ett, Wheel?
ing, W. Va., and Miss Sudie Steph?
enson of Staunton.
On the morning of the 3rd the
remains of the deceased were inter- J
red in the fami'y burying ground,
near Stony Run church, aiiter an
impressive ceremony performed by
Rev. John Ruff.
F. B.Thirkield, Health Inspec?
tor of Chicago, says/'Kodol Dys?
pepsia Cure cannot he recommend?
ed too highly. It cured nie of se?
vere dyspepsia."' It digests wnat vou
eat and cures indigestion, heartburn
and all forms of dyspepsia. Trim?
ble and Lunsford.
To fill the vacancy in the state
senate from this district, an elec?
tion ha* been called to be held on
Thursday the 1st day of February.
A Very Handsome Pruitt*
Making twenty-five cents on a
dollar without investing the dollar
is certainly at opportunity. The
American offers this to any one
who want to make money. Get up
a club of four subscribers to the
Twice-A-Week American at a dollar
for each subscription, retain one
dollar for you work and seud three
dollars to this office with the
names of the subscribers, to each
of whom the paper will be sent 104
times, costing them less than a cent
a copy, and paving von handsome?
st for your work. The clod rate for
ail over four is seventy five cents.
Addnsi C. C. Fulton & Co.. Felix
Agnus, Manager. Baltimore' Md.
Wm. A. Burnett Death.
Wm. A. Burnett, who was ginee
1805, clerk of the Augusta county
court, and before that date deputy
| in the same office for ll years, died
at his home in StauntonAbout two
His sou Harry Burnett has been
appointed clerk for the balance of
L. T. Travis, Agent Southern j
li. R.. Selina, Ga., writes, "I can
i not say too much id praise of One i
Minute Cough Cure. In my cafe it j
worked like a charm." The onlv
harmless remedy that gives immed?
iate results. Cures coughs, colds.
croup, bronchitis' and till throat
and lung troubles. Trimble and
Stoves! Stoves!! Stoves!!!
I now have on hand a fuii line!
of air-tight heaters, of latest de?
signs. Prices low. Call ami be
convinced. C. C. Arbogast, the
old reliable stove dealer. I
It has been demonstrated repeat'
j edly in every state in the Union aud
jin many foreign countries that
Chamberlain1! Cough Rem ed f is a
j certain preyentitive and cure for
croup. It has become the ujliver
lal r? medf for that disease. M. V.
i Fisher of Liberty, VV, Va.,'onlv
repeats what has been said around
the globe when he write*: '-I have
used Chanberlain's Cough Remedy
in roy family for several fears and
always with perfect success. We
believe that it is not only the hes'
cough remedy, but that it is a sure
cure for croup. It has saved the
lives of our children a number of
times." This remedy is for sale bv
John A. Whitlaw. Monterey. H.
E. Colaw Crabbottom. J. M.
Jones, Doe Hill. S. C. Slaven
irse makes a nice present for anv
Girls' love lock bracelets and
ings. I have the real opal rings
a solid gold settings, from $$".50
:; 12.00, and bracelets in .solid sil
On Wednesday, Dec. 27th, a
elect circle of friends and relatives
ssembled at Allen Col aw'a in
,'rabbottom to witness the marri
ge of his ehirming daughter.
?fiss Leyvi, to Mr. Robert S. Wi?
ner, a prosperous young farmer oi
he same vicinity. The bride was
. vision'of loveliness, dressed in ex
inisite i.nste. The following coup?
es attended: Cha*. K. Co law and
.liss Laura Nicholas, Pinckuei
Jhew and Miss Bird OoUw, .lames
Jolaw and Miss Carrie Nicholas.
['he beautiful marriage ceremony
?f the Methodist Episcopal Church
vas delivered by the Rev. H. P,
James, pastor of the Highland
Married on De^. 14th at Thorny*
lottoiu Church Mr. Charles A. Evi
ind Hiss Ida Howers. Rev. ll. P
James ofiiciatiug. Howard Bower.
iCted ?S bent man. Mi.-s Ruth I'ropsl
ts maid of honor. A uuruptuou;
vedding dinner was se rv au at tia
lome of the bride, which wa.1
leartily enjoyed bv a large mins?
ter of relatives ami friends. It
vas a very pleasant occasion and
me long to be remembered.
The people of Highland ami ad?
orning Counties to know, that 1
un Factory Agent for the Putnam
jrgan Factory of Staunton Va.
Uso that this is the only complete
mn a-fide. Organ Factory in tin
5011th. also, that there are nc
letter organs made in the World
Vlso that the prices and terms 1
iff tr are more reasonable than
hose of any other salesman tray
ling. If von wish to purchase,
ind save Money, by all means
vrite me, or let me call on you,
Jos. M. Brereton.
Factory A gen*',
VV. VV. Putnam & Co
\ S. A nv one visiting Staunton it
cordially invited to call at the Fae
r>ry and see our instruments con
I am indebted to One Minute
lough Cure for my heath ami life.
t cured me of lung trouble follow*
ng grippe. Thousands owe their
ive.-, to the prompt action of this
lever failing remedy. It euros
soughs, colds, croup, bronchitis,
uieumonia. grippe and throat and
ung troubles- hs early use pre
ents consumption, Et is the only
larmless remedy that gives inline
liate result. Trimble and Luus*
Photographs tine as any city
vork, in every style and (ininti,
,'opying and Enlarging in all to
tranches and everything in tin
Vrt line strictly up-to-date at Sim
1 .rth's Art Studio, Monterey, Va
lev, T. G. Nevitt's Appointments.
Monterey?10 a m., 4th Sunda)
>f the month; 7:30 p. m.. 2nd ami
itu Sundays. Straight Creek?1(
i. rn ,2nd and 5th Sundays. Trinit)
? 1:30 p. m., 2nd and 4th Sundays
lightown ?10 a. m., l>t and 3r<
Sundays. Green Bill?-1:80 p
n., third Sunda?. Rehoboth?
1:30 p. m., 1st an 1 3rd Sunday!
3ulah?at 1.30 p. m., 1st Sunday
I ackson River?3:30 p. m., 4ti
T. G. Nevitt, P. C.
\ppointments of Rev.John Rafi
Preaching in Monterey every Isl
Sabbath at ll a.m.. and at Pisgal
it3.30 p.m'Pisgah every 3rd Sn mia
it Ila.m..Monterey 7 30 p,m.;0rab
>ot,tom every 2nd Sabbath at 11 a
n., High town 3.30 p.m.; Bigtytowi
Uh Sabbath, ll a.m., Crabbotton
7 p.m. J no. Ruff.
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK i
Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable
Almost everybody who reads the news
papers is sure to knew of the wonderfu
cures made by Dr
, the great kidney, live
ll tnSriTj Ll an^ bladder remedy.
' L? ii ts the great medi
Jj cal triumph of the nine
jjljft tcenth century; dis
'jill covered after years c
iii] scientific research b
SJ Dr. Kilmer, the emi
nant kidney and blad
der specialist, and i
wonderfully successful in promptly curln
lame back, kidney, bladder, uric acid trou
bles and Bright's Disease, which ls the won
form cf kidney trouble.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root ls not rec
ornmended for everything but If you have kid
ney, liver or bladder trouble it will bc foun
just the remedy you need, lt has been teste
in so many ways, in hospital work, in privat
practice, among the helpless too poor to pui
chase relief and has proved so successful i
every case that a special arrangement hs
been made by which all readers of this p ap*
who have not already tried it, may have
sample bottle sent free by mail, aiso a boc
telling more about Swamp-Root and how t
find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble
When writing mention reading this genercj
offer in this paper and
send your address to (
hamton, N. Y. The'
regulat fifty cent and
dollar sizes are sold by all good druggists.
Home of Swamp-Root
yer and heavily goid plated; also
real opal pius, and a mee, general
assortment of jewelry.
My fire-works, this year, will be
low in price and of good quality.
Roman candles from 6 to 30 ba!!.
something new in a "Santiago".,
worner, a loud report for a little
I haye about 1,500 pounds of
resorted candies* from 8 to 50 cents
i pound. My assortment of Bau
Bons and Pralines at 25 cents, is
particular!v nice. A good lot of
useful wooden articles for children
such as express wagon?, sled*, elmira
&c. Doa't forget that I keep
oranges, raisins, currants, citron,
prunes and peaches. Come in and
look around whether you wish to
buv or not. Respectfully,
V. B. BISHOP.
ft Finest Lins ofConfecttoneir Era Seen ii Monterey.
Fresh candy just made, a full line of every kind.
Peanuts, Oocoanuts, Brazil nuts, Almonds, Filberts,
Peacans, Raisins, Figs, Dates, Currants, Peaches and
; Primes, and fresh cakes and crackers just from the
i bakery. A fine line of toilet and laundry soaps.
; j Frank Siddall's popular soap only place in Highland
county you can g
These goods are fresh from the factory.
Come and see us when in town.
L. S. DICKENSON & CO.
Ll 'Lil l?i &
i School Books
in large variety,
Bank and Office Supplies.
Was! Pancr and
A complete stock
and very low prices.
Albert Shultz, j
10 Vv\ Main Street
Next to National Valley Bank,'
A line or 'phone us for
iinv thin^ you may want
fi oin our elegant stock of
We will give it our prompt
Switzer & (jriibert,
Jewelers and Opticians.
No, 3 E. Main St., Staunton, Va.
k GOOD SEMISMSS
And a Household Necessity
is ono cf our NEW
For full particulars address
KlUfflfll Mil rlPfiiP f!0
RuIhRhII oWliiy mmm M
Manuf^cturorc of Fine f&rriiiy Sowing MacMnoa.
taSSZSSZS.*. BELVIDERE, ILL.
L. b. Diekeu?oit. Agent.
Wanti'-d? Several bright and honesl
persons to represent us as Mana^e-s in
tin's and close by counties. Salary ?90(
a year and expenses. I truiplit, bona tide
no more, uo less malary. J'ositiou per'
manent. Our refeietices, any bank in
any town, lt is mainly office work ron
ducted at homp. Reference. Enclose
eelf-addres>ed stamped envelope, Tai
Dominion Company, De'U. 3, Chicago.
! - -*,' .-.' ?* '. -v il
RAW FUR ROUSE
ls the largest house of its kind in the country. We pay spot
Cseh for all kinds of ?!<!na snit Pura.
OoraMOrUng is considered the met liberal and ourrernit
taoces the most pmnpt. We remit hy draft, money ortler
or cash on the same day the shipment arrives. We charge
DO commission on furs, and pay express or freight chaine
when same do not exceed 10 per cent of the value of
ment. We keep you posted at all times on the prices c
kinds of furs. Write to-day for Price List and Cuotatiofl
As to our responsibility we refer by permission to?
METROPOLITAN NATIONAL BANK. Chicago.
CONTINENTAL NATIONAL DANK, Cbicapo.
DSSFRET NATIONAL BANK, Salt Lake City, Utah.
PEOPLE'S NATIONAL RANK, Rock Island, III.
IOWA NATIONAL BANK. Oltnnv.va, Iowa.
nONTOOMERY WARD & CO..Wbo'v<8le Dry Gocd*. Chicago.
NELSON MORRIS & CO., P.eef osd Pork Packers. Chicago.
ROSENBAUH BROS. & CO., Union Stock Yerda.
CLAY, ROBINSON & CO., Union Stock Yards.
122-124-123.123 Michigan St., Chicago, III.
W. T. McCUE.Pree. J. N. MCFARLAND, Viee-Prcs. Q. G. CHILD, Cashier
Cor. Main & Augusta St*f.f Staunton Va
Receives deposits subject to check, also Time Deposits on which in
terest is allowed. Negotiable papor discounted.
Capital Stock, $30,000. Surplus
$4,000, Deposits $100,000.
Tills Bank does .* general Banking Boatnee*, and respectfully eoluits the ac
counts of Individuals, banks and corporations generilly. We will be pleased to cor
respond w'.te those who may contemplate changes or openiip<r accounts.
Paints And Why
To Use Them.
i Reasons for painting your house inside find out ure ninny. Pre?
serves [rom decay, "lt makes vour house wanner. Adds to the value hy
its beauty whin it i.; rightly don*. Inproves the neighborhood. Can be
j done for little money. Special Iv maje for house painting is our
1 Gloss White Lead.
! PURE COLORS. PUKE OIL. LOW PRICES.
GUARANTEED A LASTEK. EASILY APPLIED
Send un the inze of your house, barn or wagon and ve will tell how
j much paint it will tuke and send a free sample card.
If you eon tem plate doing any painting write us and we wiU maka
' it interesting to you.
j Willson Eros. Druggists,
j Staunton, Va.
IQUHrTS are Colt Wm.
Wear wool in winter, and when Kiraeofe
. says wool?its all wool. Hats, shirts,
socks, shoos, cravats, gloves,
collars, caffs?all new
Jsla^New goods every day afc popular prices.
A cull from Highland's citizens, is much appreciated hy
John R. Kiracofe and Co.
5 East Main Sreet
Rich Goods. Prices Specially Low.
Every day adds new and greater fame to our
We mean that this department shall be ahead of all others in this
sect ion. Wi- mean that you univ buy here fi Kat of whiclj you may be
i proud, a Lat; with which the most fastidious can find no inuit. We
use only good materials in our Hats; we employ only the most skilled
trimmers; we give you the largest variety from which to select, and as
are are anxious to please our many customers with the above advantage,
it is an eftVjf and satisfactory matter to make a selection :p\ our great
[establishment. We also have a large lino of newest sry.es ID Jack*ta,
' for Ladies and Misses at reasonable low price*.
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