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rionterev.Va. Friday, Dec. 23,1910
NO PAPER NEXT WEEK.
There will be no issue of the Re?
corder next week. We need hard?
ly state the reason. This off week
is a time-honored custom with the
country newspaper, and the tired
editor and the busy typeset ter look
forward to it as a bright oasis in
their desert way. It is the solitary
break in his round of monotony,
the one week in fifty-two which he
calls his own. It matters little
where he goes or what he does,
perhaps, for the time is too short
to form a habit or to go far wrong
if he goes right the other ol. May
we all be merry and happy, hav?
ing no perverted or misguided ide-u
along the line.
THE SEASON OF PEACE.
The Christmas seosoii is the.titue
of "peace on earth and good-wiU to
men." This does not. mean s part
of the earth only nor some of the
men, but all the earth and all the
men thereon. It is therefore a fit?
ting time tor the discussion of a
project that will bring to them a
lasting peace?a peace not to be
broken by any nation without for-J
feiting thefriendshipand moralsup
port of all the other nations. The j
great gift made by Andrew Carneg- J
ie for the peace foundation and his |
earnest speech in futherance of the
plan for world-wide arbitration are
notable as giving substantial impe?
tus to a movement of which men
have long dreamed, but which has
hitherto been regarded generally as
the fanciful conceit of the believers
in a final universal Utopia, rather
than the practical plan of calculat?
ing statesmen. But why should
not all nations enter into a peace
pact that would bind each to respect
the rights of all the others and to
submit fancied or real wrongs to
the arbitration of statesmen, diplo?
mats and judges versed in interna?
tional law? All governments have
enacted laws far the punishment of
those citizens whe take into their
own hands the settlement of pri?
vate disputes and providing courts
for the settlement of misunderstand?
ings between individuals. Why
should not the nations themselves
agree to have controversies among
themselves and other notions settl?
ed by the same sort of peaceful ar?
bitration? It is a pitiable spectacle,
that of civilized nations struggling
with each other to see which can
get together the greatest navy, the
best drilled and most modernly
equipped army?spending thus un?
counted millions wrung from the
hands of toil by way of taxation?
when by agreement entered into in
good faith, one nation with anoth?
er, the necessity for such forces
could be largely obviated, the mon?
ey thus expended be left in the
pockets of the people, the soldiers
and sailors now employed in learn?
ing the arts of war on land and sea
left free to till the ground, to en?
gage in commerce and manufac?
tures that will yield their riches to
War is so wasteful, so foolish, so
worse than useless, that nations
which fail to repudiate it and do
not try to abolish it can hardly be
allowed to call themselves civilized.
The bully among nations should
be as wanting in the respect of oth?
er nations as the bully among men
is wanting in the respect of his fel?
low-men; there is no more reason
for the continued existence of the
one than for the other, and as the
individual bully and fighter is rap?
idly being frowned out of existence
in enlightened communities, so
must his national prototype be dis?
countenanced and finally eliminat?
ed by the more enlightened coun?
tries of the world.
The great conference at Wash?
ington met at an auspicious time,
and its object has been furthered in
a most striking and practical w.ay.
lt is to be hoped that the coming
year may witness still farther prog?
ress toward anew and more perfect
era of "peace on earth and good?
will to men."?Baltimore Sun.
We are proud of our assortment
of shirts and neckwear. Nowhere
around here can you find a better
assortment, quality considered, the
lowest priced goods in town.
Highland Mercantile Co.
Dr. Mile**' Antl-Paln Pills relievt
pw<irlm, Neural*!* and all Pain.
? WILLIAMSVILLE ITEMS.
l)cc. 19.? Highlahd cannot alone
boast of zero weather this winter.
We have been having weather vt ry
oearxhat mark for the last two
^/Julian Byrd filled his ice-house
last week with fine ice.
The Cowpasture River here is low?
er thau it has been for many years.
The water is standing in pools, and
in many places the channel of the
river is dry, or was before the snow.
The Baptists will serve oysters
at the Williamsville school house
on the 28th inst, for the benefit of
the church. All will meet with a
cordial welcome. Ice cream and
cake will also be served.
v Several of the absent ones of
the community will return
to spend the Xmas season.
Tlarence Wallace, who has been in
Idaho the past year. Ernest Mar?
shall, who has been in Illinois, Miss
Maude Wallace, who 'leaches the
Back Road School, and Miss Gene?
va Swoope. who teachesat Liberty.
will spend the holidays at home,
Mr Marshall staying for a month.
Miss Nellie Swoope expects to com?
mence school in Highland the first
Emmett McClintic, and electrical
engineer, has gone to Oklahoma to
?ligate in business.
.Miss Mary McClintic returned
last week from a visit to the family
ot A). B. Taylor, in Staunton.
rThe friends here of Mr. Samuel
Sterrett were much grieved to learn
of his death.
\. afr. and Mrs. Geo. Wallace will
spend the holidays at Clover Creek
with the latter's parents.
The sun is slowly melting the
snow on the sunny hillsides, but
there ia vet an inch or two in the
?Jasper Lewis, who was accident?
ally shot in the shoulder last week,
is i rn j) roving. X.
FROM EASTERN ^HIGHLAND.
Headwaters, Dec.20. ? ArlieBot?
kin is quite busy logging for a saw
set. J. W. Simmons is to do the
Mr. Briton Johns, of Bush ton,
111., is visiting his father, J. P.
Samuel Simmons, of Lexington,
111., visited his brother last week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Reisler Mc?
Cray, a daughter.
George Propst is critically ill with
T. M. Devericks butchered an
eighteen-months'-old pig that tip?
ped the beam at 417 pounds.
Mr. Bob Ervin, of Bath, was one
among our congregation Sunday.
The Sunday School will have a
Xmas tree on the Saturday before
The school, under the m.anage
ment of Miss Ollie Devericks, is
Our merchant, P. V. Hupman,
was called home Saturday on ac?
count of the illness of one of his
Rev. Edward ArthurTemple, for?
merly of Front Royal, Va., and for
the last five years rector of St.
Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church,
Waco, Tex., was Thursday conse?
crated bishop of the North Texas
Missionary diocese which includes
the Panhandle region. The Rev.
.Mr. Temple is 40 years old, and is
the youngest bishop in the church.
An interesting illustration of the
change that has within the last
couple of generations overtaken the
big New York daily newspapers in
their judgment of news values was
afforded by the Johnson-Jeffries
fight at Reno. Seyenofthe prin?
cipia! metropolitan newspapers and
five of the press associations had
approximately 300,000 words tele?
graphed to them from their corre
spondents and expert writers sent
to cover the melee between the ne?
gro and the California boilermaker.
The seven newspapers printed 121
columns of the fight in their issue
ofJ?ly5th,an average of seven?
teen and two sevenths of a column
each, the story easily dominating
every other newsfeatureof the day.
Only one newspaper?the Evening
Post?ignored it as a subject of
commanding news value, limitihg
its reference to the fight to four
inches on the sporting page. The
total space given to the Battle of
Gettysburg, the most momentous
and important battle of the Civil
War, in which 40,000 men were
killed and wounded, by four of
these seven newspapers, was but
twenty-eight columns, or less than
:>ne-quarter of the reference given
to the Nevada fight. It is interest?
ing to note that the assassination of
Lincoln, one of the greatest trage?
dies of modern times, occupied ap
sroximately the same space.
Many persons find themselves af
ected with a persistent cough after
in attack of influenza. As this
wgh can be promptly cured by
he use of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, it should not be allowed
o run on until it becomes trouble
iome. Sold by Dr. K. H. Trimble.
I hereby notify the public that I
viii not be responsible for the debts
>f my son, Joe. Charles Botkin.
The greatest danger frominfluen
a is of its resulting in pneumonia.
?hjj? can be obviated by using
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, as
t not only cures influenza, but ai
o counteracts any tendency of the
lisease toward pneumonia. Sold
.y Dr. K. H. Trimble. .
McDowell, Dec. 19. The wind
last Thursday tore the roof off the
new mil! ami landed it in the road.
The mill is making most excellent
flour and is a long- and much-need?
ed convenience to the community.
Miss Emma Homer and Rev.
Starbuck's little boy have fever.
Mrs. Dice Evick is able to be up
and around a little.
The weather continues cold, and
the general complaints are a cold
and the fire won't burn.
Messrs. Seybert Hansel, George
Shull, and Paul ('rowley are ex?
pected home to spend Christmas.
The following ladies will givepar
ties to the young people during the
holidays: Mesdames S. A. Han?
sel, John Crowley, H. II. Quidore,
and LB. Byrd.
lyMr. Frank Bradshaw's little ba?
lly has pneumonia.
Mr. Ed Fleisher killed two beeves
Friday and brought six quarters to
town for sale.
?The dry, cold weather seems to
agree with stock, and they are do?
ing remarkably well.
The low water and the snow
makes inferior ice, but some has
j,Mr. Wade, the millwright, who
has been instaling the machinery in
the new mill, left List week.
iMr. J. S. McNulty has been con?
fined to his home for the past week
with a cold.
Mr. Andrew Masters, our oldest
citizen, while quite feeble, is stand?
ing the winter very well.
Mr. Newton Eagle is spending
the winter with Mr. Robert Beethe.
There will be a unionS. S.Christ?
mas tree Saturday night, Dec. 24.
We wish the Recorder and its
readers a Merry. Christman. Pat.
Henceforth no white person may
move into a block in Baltimore
where the majority of the residents
of that block are negroes, nor may
a negro move into a block where
the majority of the residents are
white. This is the mandate laid
down in the so-called E. H. West
race-segregation ordinance which
was signed by Mayor Mahool Mon?
day. It is expected that the act
will be taken to the courts to test
Mr. W. A. McComb, secretary of
the .\ugusta County Fruit Growers
Association, has prepared for the
Dispatch and News a statement
giving the statistics for the apple
crop of .Vagusta county for 1910.
This statement gives some surpris?
ing figures, and indicates a tre?
mendous develapment of the fruit
growing interests of the county. It
shows for instance that Augusta
shipped in the season just closed
about 250,000 barrels of apples to
the value of $000,000.
Died, at the home of her parents,
No. 5, South Madison Street, Staun?
ton, Va., Little Pauline Dean, only
child of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Dean,
aged 21 months and 13 days.
"Our little Pauline now is gone,
Her tiny spirit's fled;
Our little darling, loved so well
Is sleeping with the dead.
God needed one more angel child
Amidst his shining band,
And so he bent with loving smile
And clasped our darling's hand.
"The little crib is empty now,
The little clothes laid by,
A mother's hope and father's joy
In Death's cold arms doth lie.
The tears within her father's eye,
Her mot ..er's breaking heart
Can only tell the agony
How hard it is to part."
Big Money? We want an agent
in every town; salary and commis?
sion; references required; for full
particulars, address Subscription
Dept,, National Sportsman, Inc.,
75 Federal St., Boston, Mass.
.\s Administrator, with the Will
Annexed, of Abraham Life, dee'd,
I will sell at public auction on
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 1910,
at his late residence, three miles
north of Crabbottom Mills, the fol?
lowing and other personal property
of the deceased:
One sorrel mare; 1 5-year-old
cow, will be fresh in spring; 1 2
year-old heifer, fat, will be fresh in
spring; 15 good sheep; 3 hay stacks
and a lot of fodder; 20 bushels of
wheat; 60 bushels ear corn, and
some oats and potatoes; 1 new 2
horse wagon; 1 old 2-horse wagon;
I good banner wagon; 1 wind mill;
I cookie machine; 1 mowing ma?
chine; 1 buggy rake; 1 good left
handed plow: 1 hillside plow; a one
horse cultivator; 1 double and one
.ingle shovel plow; 1 harrow; 1 ap?
ple mill; 1 washing machine; 1 rifle
goo; 3 iron kettles; 1 copper kettle.
\\&o some lumber, chains axes,
saws, sugar water pan, big tubs,
carrels, buckets, blacksmith'stools,
jarpenter's tools, fruit jars and
'eu it crocks, etc.; all the house
uijd furniture, consisting of bu?
reaus, safes, bedsteads and bedding,
aiokingstove and utensils, heating
itoveg, tables, chairs, lounges,
:hests, trunks, some old and new
?ag carpet, and many other things
TERMS: On all sums under $5,
;ash will be required; for sums over
hat amount, negotiable note on 9
nonths time with two good en
lorsers will be required.
G. Lee Chew, Adm'r.
A big line of fine box candies,
mts, raisins, fruit, etc. at R. M.
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Letcher, Va., Bee, |(
News is scarce in our tieVhhoi
j hood owing to severe winter Y-ath
er which we have expcrience.l'ue
(since the first of the nmnthAlc,
I was almost thick to harvest Viii
Charlotte, daughter of Jam
McAllister, is very poorly wi
pneumonia. She was taken '
Charlottesville last week, where I
operation was performed for son
trouble about the lungs caused I
deep cold. Her friends enterta
but little hope of recovery owing
word received yesterday.
Berlin Botkin, of Palo Alto,
spending several weeks with fa
brother, Joseph, of this place.
Miss Irene Thompson has open,
school again after haying closed fi
a week on account of sickness, si
being indisposed and went hon
during the week.
Miss Mamie McLaughlin has be<
spending several weeks visiting re
atives in Pocahontas and Gree:
Mr. Will Bowers, of Natur
Well, spent Saturday and Sundi
at his home near here.
Mr. B. N. Dressier is living c
the Fudge place, having vacated
for two years, and formerly l:v(
there eleven years. We are gil
to welcome him back.
Messrs. Poe Bowers and Berl
Botkin, visited Hot Springs Wet
We have some iron bridges u
der construction here and hope
have a wire foot bridge near Grea
er's mill, at a very early date.
Merry Christmas to all. I
wiite again. Calla
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 17.
Winner over all others of her bree
Lady Washington, a raven bia,
Orpington hen, worth $12,000 h
only one of her kind as a rival h
own daughter. Her offspring
worth $10,000. Whenever eith
of them chooses to do the commo
place thing of laying an egg it
Both chickens are on exhibitk
at the fifth annual poultry show
this city. Lady Washington a
rived from her home in Factor
ville, accompanied by two atte
dants and occupied a specially co
structed coop in a specially reser
If you are suffering from biliou
ness, constipation, indigestio
chronic headache, invest one cei
in a postal card, send to Chambe
lain Medicine Co., Des Moines, I
wa, with your name and addre
plainly on tha back, and they w
foward you a free samble of Char
berlain's Stomach and Liver Ta
lets. Sold by Dr. K. E. Trimbl
~ A HINDU WIZARD. ^
Hit Trick That Puzzled an Occident
Master of Magic.
Some of tlie tricks of the Hine
wizards are past understanding, a
cording to an occidental master i
magic who was speaking of his orie
tal rivals. This ls what he says 1
Baw a Hindu wizard do in a club J
"He took a board and placed it (
four glass goblets, thus elevating
from the floor. A youngster sit^- :
the board was requested to pit a
hands together, palms up. Then tl
juggler took a glass of water ar
poured it into the outstretched hanc
of the boy. In the meantime the bc
had been mesmerized, and his attei
tion was fixed on a point indicated b
the magician. Gradually the wat(
turned green In color and then deve
epid into a jelly which Increased 1
donrslty until lt became as solid as
stone. Out of the center of this a]
peared the head of a snake, whic
gradually developed until in the plac
of the water there appeared a hlssin
reptile. I was amazed, I can assui
you, but the trick was not yet con:
pleted. Hitting the reptile upon tb
head with his wand, the juggler too
it up carefully and placed lt back 1
the glass. As we look*d lt becam
transformed Into a jel.y, which in tur
melted into a greenish colored watei
Clearer and clearer became the flui
until it was of its original color, an
then the juggler placed it to his lip
and drank the entire contents. Thi
was the most wonderful trick I ere
saw performed, and lt is as mysterton.
to me today as lt was then."
BANKING IN ENGLAND.
Started by London Goldsmiths In th*
The business of banking was not in
troduced into England until the seven
teenth century, when it began to bi
undertaken by goldsmiths in London
who appear to have borrowed It fron
Holland. It was attacked, as innova
tlons commonly are. Mr. Gilbart Lt
his "History and Principles of Bank
ing" quotes from a pamphlet publish
ed In 1670, entitled "The Mystery ot
the New Fashioned Goldsmiths oi
Bankers Discovered," a passage that
may be reproduced:
"Much about the same time?th<
time of the civil commotion?the gold
smiths (or new fashioned bankers) be?
gan to receive the rents of gentlemen's
estates remitted to town and to allow
them and others who put cash intc
their hands some interest for It If ll
romalned but a single month In theil
hands or even a lesser time. Thew
was a great allurement to put monej
Into their hands, which would beal
jntorost til! the d:iy they wanted lt
and they could also draw it out by
?100 or ?50. etc.. at a time ns they
wanted it with Infinitely loss trouble
than If they had lent it out on elthej
real or personal security. Tho conse?
quence was that lt quickly brought a
great quantity, of cash into their
hands, so that the chief or greatest of
them was now enabled to supply
Cromwell with money in advance on
the revenues as his occasion required
upon great advantages to themselves."
mum ms pav.
The Husky Jamaican Didn't I
Work For Nothing.
An English na vu I officer tells
lng on a war vessel which to
visions to St. Kitts, one of th
Ish Wost India islands. A hu
hnd left many of the inhabitan
destitute or even starving coi
Hungry crowds gathered at the
but refused to help unload th
that was to he given to them
paid for their work.
A similar story sheds light <
(metcali negro. Some years
rrlcane devastated the Island,
re relief sum was raised, mt
" England and the United i
committee having charge o
is '"Wnt a wagon load of lum!
| a *vy black man whose bous
I DePynttered over the parish,
and , famliv wpre 1]vinff ln a
-r shacrtn(je out ot od(1g and end>
ie "V>\ that fur?" he asked c
?e j mp" Tvvere unloading the ma
1 .iTul hIs Patcn of Pround.
.? ! iUU*Vor your new house."
the rep*..It,s from the re
^st you anything."
to build mah hons
to pay me fur
ness which i
"Such as w
"As makes i
we are short."
our natural cont
us do such para
for things \
At Loping Hsi
In full dress of
ting or police m
who gave his life
exile who was in
chow and who owed
magistrate) a grad]
horse to Loping and,
hsien, got back for
call next morning,
could not be found o
the capital that a large
people should be killed
this slaughter of Inuocen
ting, a good old man, sal
the hsien after a few wor
wine cups, and he was c
beheaded. No resident of
would deal the fatal blow, b
erant cobbler or bamboo wor
for a reward of 40 taels. 1
adds that he was struck dead
ning after leaving the executior
?Chinese Mercury. -
mp at ,
2 a bl
Sameness of Opinion.
"I suppose," said the you
with the soiled collar aud bag
?erl as be sat down beside a
1 on one of the park benches, "y<
| not take me for a member of a
aire's family, would you?"
"No," answered the strang
sizing him up; "frankly spc
"Neither would the ruilliona
Joined the young mar. sadly,
him last night "-St. Paul
Stuck to His Bargain.
guarantee that this parrot
peat every word he heard?
Bird Dealer?Certainly I di^
"But he doesn't repeat
"He repeats every word,
but he never hears any. Ht
as a post." _
If the herd bull on tin
ealled on more often tht
furnish motor power whl
supplied by wind or gasoli,
not only more fully meet
expectations as a progeuitj
offspring, but would be
aud gentle and safer to
A hen which has a recd
250 eggs, whose case bj
reported in agricultural
cists during the winter
ing in a cold but
scratching shed when tl
house is available as a j
night. Quite likely
healthy constitution ar^
the fresh air she thus
During the year 100?
acre, to administer a
national forests in th
and territories and
above amount $502.1
Improvements of a
ter, Including the co
miles of trails, 100
ronds. 3,200 miles
and 40 miles of tire
Fill a bottle or cor
water and let it stat
the back are also
the kidneys and
and need attentio
There is comic
fulfills almost e
liver, bladder an
and scalding pa
beer, and overc
cessity of bein
times during t
ry in fin
ne grass I
50 has he.
soon realized, lit MB acres of
cause of its rema^^H,,! CT>,?ii ,,
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Begins its 30th Svooion, Thursday, September 1, 1910
This school is noted for its thorough training of young men and
women for making their future lives more profitable and independent.
Its graduates are found in almost every town and city of the
United States- They are holding positions in all of the Banks of Staun?
ton, from Exchange Clerk to President.
The Dunmore school has an enviable reputation for the thorough?
ness of its t/ethods of teaching and preparation for high-salaried cleri?
cal work, pend for free catalogue at once.
J. G. DUNSMORE, President
E DA VIS-ELKINS COLLEGE,
ELKINS, W. VA.
ollegiate Department: Four years of College work
ng to the A. B. and B. S. degrees. Commercial Course,
aratory School: Two years, Individual attention,
The most accessible high grade school for Highland
dents. Within a few hours of home: Strong faculty;
h standards in school and out. At the lowest possible
t. A few scholarships to students needy and really
serving. JAMES EDWARD ALLEN, President.
Will be given to any person according to the terms
kthis coupon, for writing their name in top of coupon,
ig in below, names of parties of their knowledge and
laintance, desiring to purchase a farm, and mail same
illey Realty Company, Harrisonburg, Va., for our
We reserve the right to cancel any names that
ilready been reported. _J
first to send us the following names of persons de
which entitles you to $100.00 from us on each of the
and to whom we sell a farm.
?/ALLEY REALTY COMPANY,
ire guaranteed strictly pure linseed oil paints, and
in no water, alkali, benzine or other deleterious in?
inti calculated to cheapen the paint at the expense
durability. Gallon for gallon it will out-cover, out
ana out last all others. Every gallon contains 65
experence of a conscientious paint house.
ext to Masonic Temple,
B&rgms Im Bfa<s Grass Potto
reat grazing proposition. 1500 acres rolling and gently roll
400 acres in genuine blue grass sod, remainder, except tim
farmed in rotation. 200 head of heavy cattle are grazed and
nnually on this place, besides 150 sheep, and numerous horses
Located in a magnificent country. Price $30 per acre,
money making farm, 500 acres of rolling land. Large boun
> blue grass sod. Colonial stone dwelling. Necessary out
Examine this property and you will buy it. Price $17,000.
splendid purchase is 195 acres, 90 acres of which is excellent
ottom land. 50 cattle have been fattened on this grass this
Isold. 17 acres of fine original growth timber for which
en refused. The remainder of the land is gently rolling
vhich is in corn. The buildings consist of a 5-room house
,w barn. Distance from railroad three miles, school and
iles. Price $11,000.
end you a full description of these properties. Describe
We can suit you.
Offices: Warrenton, Va.; Leesburg, Va.; Richmond, Va.;
H. W. HILLEARY & CO.,