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In The Recorder for good results. ADVERTISE Not a little spell But advertise well. HIGHLAND RECORDER JOB WORK Leave your orders for Cards, Bill Heads,Let ter Heads, Envelope? Statements, Posters, etc. at this office. All work neatly done. VOL WVTTT. MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY VA., FRIDAY, MARCH 2, NO. 9 Tires, Spoke: AST &HEHKEL, HARDWARE Phone 550 ST^x.TJ2STTOlNr, "V-&-. sT. COMMISSION M EKCHANTS, Pratt & Haiiowr.at*. Haltiiiiore,Me WILL BUI YOUR Butter, Eps, Mr?, Basie, frails, and Mr AT THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE Quick ret ur uh?fair treatment gu ra ii teed. Kcfeiences? Commercial and Farmers Rank, Baltimore Citizen Central Na Uonsl Hank, New York. to l-l 06 Albert Shultz Bookseller, Stationer, and Printer, UNDER THE TOWN CLOCK Staunton, Va. PATE NTS 1 TRADE-MARKS promptly obtained in ll 0Mntn**f. ar no fee. we obtain PATENTS THAT PAY, advertise them thoroughly, ut our i spews and u&v y?*" *o success. I^end model, photo or sketch for FREE report cn patentability. 20 years' practice. SUR? PASSING REFERENCES. For free (iuido mum <>u l'rofltable Patents write to S03-B05 Seventh Street, WASHINGTON, D. C. UNIVERSITY COILED OF MEDICINE,WSSSSP Thorough course in MEDICINE. SURGERY, OBSTETRICS and the SPECIALTIES ; also DENTISTRY and MAR*,;,:';' Lecture Halls, Laboratories, Hospital and Dispensa? ries amply equipped (or successful teaching, Seventy Teachers. High record before State Boards. For 140-page Catalogue 8. write THE PROCTOR. Refer to Citizens Nat. Rank and Commer? cial Agencies I- COCK Sc SONS, GE: EBAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS Our Specialties: kstabi ishbp 30 vic ans 7 W Pratt Street CHKSTNUTS. PALTIMORE, mu. LU K AMI) Acknowledged one ot the D*t??*KD most reliable commission poultry, houses on this market. We liGGS ntJTTBS, !are wcg j, formed on mark \yalnctkkknels e^ conditions, secure ex OAMB. NI| . jtrcmc price*, make prompt hoots, returns, ann it will pay you to ship to us. Mt this ad out, so you wont forget. Members National League Commission Mei chants. EDWIN H MELVIN \V II MELVIN Edwin H Melvin & Co, Wholesale Commission Merchants BUTTER, POUTRY, EGGS, GAME AN'J CHEESE. 318 South Front St, Philadelphia, Pa ESTABLISHED 1890 References-Southwark National Bank Phila., Sixth National Bank, Phila. Philadelphia Produce BxchangS, and All Commercial Agencies. We carry all sizes in plain gold wedding rings, and engrave anv in? scription free of cost. Goods sent to on approval to responsible parties. Write to us for prices. JEWELER & OPTICIAN No. 3, East Main St. SPECIAL NOTICE Tci the Shippers of Highland and adjoining counties we are pleased to advise iou that we have eyerv known facility to dispose of your con? signments promptly at full market values; at present we are payment special attention t<> the handling of Live mid Pressed Poultry, Game,Eggs, Ker? nels, Ginseng-. Beeswax, Furs, ?&c and respectfully solicit your shipments We are also in a position tv nandi** \our coming Holiday shipments and especially request that von write us reghidtng vnuf shipments as we have something of interest t> aHvi-e t nu Henderson, Lithicrm & Co. PRODUCE COMMISSION MEFChANTS, No 3 E( aniden St - Baltimore, Md VA e refer you ti Iiunn's Mercantile Agency. Proven anl Mechanics National BhoU Raltimore Md. and merchants with whom we ba\t i?en doing business foi "CUT IT OUT" says the doctor to many of his lady patients, because he doesn't know of any medicinal treatment that will positively cure womb or ovarian troubles, except the surgeon's knife. That such a medicine exists, however, has been proved by the wonderful cures performed on diseased women, in thousands of cases, by WINE OF CARDUI IT CURES WOMB DISEASE. It has saved the lives of thousands of weak, sick women, and has rescued thousands of others from a melancholy lifetime of chronic invalidism. It will cure you, if you will only give it a chance. Try it. Sold at every drug store in $1.00 bottles. WRITE US A LETTER Put aside all timidity and write ns freely and frankly, in strictest confi? dence, telling us aU your symptoms and troubles. We will send free advice (lu plain, sealed envelope;, how to cure them. Address: Ladies'Advisory Dept., The Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. GAVE UP SUPPORTER. "I wore a supporter for four Tears, to keep up my womb, which had crowded everything down before lt." write* Mrs. 8. J. Cbnsman, of Mannaville, N. Y. "My doctor told me no medioine would help me. I suffered untold misery, and could hardly walk. After taking two l>ottles of Cardul I ira ve up my supporter. Kow I am taking my firth bottle, have no bad feelings as formerly, and can be on my feet hnlf a day at a time. I strongly recommend CarUm to every suffering woman." TOWN'S PRIVATE MINT. How Iowa Merchant* Vue Aluminium Coln to Keep Trade at Home. The merchants of tho town of Wil? liams, Hamilton county, in Iowa, a town of some BOO inhabitants, located about fifteen miles oust of Webster City, lu., on tba Illinois Central rail? way, bara organised a combine known *j the Merchants' Exchange company and have Issued aluminium money, good for it-s (ace value ut any of the stores in the combine, but nowhere else, and after a thorough trial say thia ulan to kee]' trade in the home stores is successful, says a special dispute!* from Webater City to the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Learning by bitter experience that the town wa; losing the trade and boms merchants were Buffering to the gain of larger cities and the catalogue houses, John L. Wild, a Williams leading mer? chant, proprietor of the largest iner santile establishment, conceived the idea of the company. Wild is about forty-five years of ape and has been ta the mercantile business for many years. Ile felt keenly the loss of trade and necessity for action caused him to study the situation. With bim to conceive a plan was to put it into operation. The company was quickly formed. The aluminium money waa coined. Then came the question of getting lt Into circulation. A building was rented and a man em? ployed to buy all produce offered by farmers. This was paid for lu the alu? minium money. The price paid for produce was sufficiently high to stop K*ay grumbling of the fanners. Instead of driving trade from Wil? liams, the area for the circulation of the coin has gradually increased unUl lt aov; embraces a large part of the coun? try. Both the merchants and their cus? tomers are satisfied. As far :is is known this is the first business venture of the kind. It has attracted wide attention and ls being closely watched by the mercantile In? terests throughout the state of Iowa. STREET APPEARANCES. How They Affect thc Improvement of Towna. Habits of mind are responsible for civic slothfulness, says the St. Louis Republic. When the American shall have become educated to a proper standard ol' streets the way will be opened to easy accomplishment of a re? form which, in a material way, lies closest to urban life, indirectly oper? ates to a large extent upon civic moral? ity and intimately affects national fa? cilities. Our old condition of mind, our old traditional conceptions and mental Images, while they last forbid any con? siderable progress. "Street" to tba average imagination calls up an un* couth opening between houses for traf? fic, a composite of streets pictured In the memory. Unseemly accessories fur? nish the picture, one of crude unkempt ness dating back to pioueer times, but with added ugliness of detail and more darkly begrimed. It is impossible not to associate mud with the idea of street, and the sugges? tion of the word "gutter" is one of filth. Our Ideas of civic cleanliness pmst undergo renovation before much municipal "improvement" can be ac? complished. Street appearances do not shock the imagination, and until it ls shocked and stimulated we shall per? mit matters to remain as they are, The eye which is not offended by dirty gutters demands no clean ones. Municipal Tree Planting. Kansas (itv has been setting an ex? cellent example in town tree planting, says the Park and Cemetery. Undet the control of Its town forester the work of planting shade trees and theil care has been reduced to a system which is not only resulting In great suc? cess as regards the trees and the ap? pearance of the thoroughfares, but i? securing the confidence of the property owners and their sympathy in the pros edition of this phase of civic embellish juent. In examining the specifications for the planting and care of trees ls sued by the department of forestry ol the city we opine that many will de? clare that some of the conditions art too exacting and that under a contract system they would not be maintained Moreover, many nurserymen would claim them to be unnecessary, partlcu larly In regard to the treatment of th< trees after planting, on which the speci? fications deal forcefully. It ls unques tionably true, however, that It ls In thi first years of a tree's life In the towr that unremitting responsible care tells for upon this the future of the tree par Ocularly depends. We do not bellew that under the present civic condition! too much stress can be laid on the lm portance of attention and care to thi newly planted street shade trees. Un der the circumstances every town trei should be a specimen of Its kind, sod its best development depends upon tb? Intelligent ministering to its needt which our present knowledge suggests Municipal RexponathilHr. The first mayor of Bex Hill, England lays: "It is as a living organism that t municipality must be regarded, ead of its citizens a cell performing a use ful function, or, as the e^vernnient 01 our towns bas been evolved by buraat experience, it may be likened to i great machine, each ono of its citizens a part of its complicated mechanism a cog, a wheel, a spring, a valve?wort lng together in perfect unity. To gel the very beat out of our town life this thought of our interdependence on eacr nth er must be insisted upon with mow emphasis than it has been. It Vs fol every citizen to feel that town govern ment ls a true democracy, that he hal os much voice in Its affairs as anj other citizen and that, having th* sower, he ought to accept the full shan or* his responsibility." \ fill' s! ?("?'>' hii'nrer] snit*, shir' wans and |'i,r- ni I Q Simmon* I'llS IsfgHSl Stuck f>7er -how iii tl Fsllev. Come au! make your st lee I ion. Panama Canal Alabama Tourist Writes Inter estingly On Subject?Tells What He Sees And Pre? sents Pictures oe Ac tual Conditions. Colon, Feb 1 '06. I do not remember what part of my notes I have copied for you, but trust I do not repeat in giving tlie incidents of our excursion to the biggest banana plantation in th* world?that of the United Fruit Company, a few miles up the Chanquinola river the last day of our stay at Bocas. The trip was made in electric launches. The river is dredged by the fruit com? panies for the transportation of ba? nanas. The plantations embracing 10,000 acres, is superintended by Mr J M Keyes, whose guests we were at dinner. The plantation sation is situated on a low bluff, with long stretches of the broad and beautiful river in both direc? tions From an upper gallery I had a view of many miles nf waving plants. Immediately around Hie residence in fssociations with branca and lemons, were patches of the familiar bean, poa, mustard and okra?the first I have seen since leaving home. Euroiife I saw for the first time a flock of parrots and other bright plumaged birds. Many cranes and other water fowl permitted us to view thom at close range, as if un? aware of danger, and several fell victims to marksmen in the party. The monkey*- persistently kept out of \iew, although we were in ft lo? cality in which they abound. That night a party of resident gentlemen took supper with us aboard the Anselm, and shortly af? terward the vessel got under way for Colon, which port was reached at 6 a m, Wednesday. A tug came out to tue anchored ship to trans? port the party to the docks, but pitched and rolled so violently from the gro;ind swell that Capt Rivara decided that it would be iinsile to attempt the transfer, and accord? ingly lilted anchor and steamed to the dock. While these movements were in progress I found amuse? ment in the varied scenes most of which were strange to me. A pi? rogue (Indian dugout), under an immense stretch of canvas, and containing four men and a cargo of bananas moved with smoothness, in water that tossed the tugs aa if thev were made of cork. A large shark suddenly appeared alongside and looked vicious. Mr.n-of war gulls and other sea birds circled about. Owing to the delay, we landed just in time to boaid the train for the city of Panama. Col Gorgas and other canal commission and fruit company officials met us, and had attached to the train for our use an observation coach, and we proceeded merrily on the journe), accompanied by the gentlemen mentioned, who posted us on nil points of interest en route. Monkey Hill, the famous ceme? tery wherein are interred the bones of thousands who fell vict'ms to disease while working on the rail? road and the canal, was viewed with interest by all who were fa? miliar with iii melancholy history. The Chagres river was pleasing* I disappointing. At the several poi nts where it parallels the road it is narrow, clear and flows be? tween banks clear of herbage and mud. lt is as innocent looking as mirth Alabama streams. At a ? umber of points rock and gravel shelved down into the water, and at the-e places groups of women were washing clothes. This is the dry season, and 1 was told that the Chagres is on its best behavi >r. In the rainy season it becomes swoll? en and riotous. Calabra. 810 feet above sea level, marks the water-shed of the isth? mus. Near this station the source of the Rio Grande river and h*re is stored the waler which supplies the citv of Panama. At Calabra begins the famous canal cut, which is the greatest I poi lcm of the undertaking Native huts of bamboo, roofed with cocoanut branches, interspers? ed >im<'ng the trim structures erect? ed l?\ the r>renell company and the existing canal commission add pic? turesqueness to the beautiful scene? ry afyug thw' route. Tnt* country rolling a few miles away from olon and all the way to Panama, he railroad was built in 1850, and Dpulaiion centers along it. Con? tently, a broad belt is almost itirely cleared of wild growth: ?t the wild bamboo and palms in nde whereever possible. At Bohio, twelve miles fiom Co? in, one of the two dams will be mstructed should the lock system e decided upon. Dredging from olon to this point and two miles fyond has been done. Evervwhere jtween the two cities within the )ne. improvement has been made r is being made. The houses are eat, commodious and comfortable, hey have iron roofs without gut ts to hold rain water to become reeding places for mosquitoes, are levated on concrete pillars, nnd ie work of screening them aita ire gauze is in progress. \\ eeds, russ and underbrush ure chopped iwii and burned. Surface nod ipe drainage of the soil ever) where perfect. The surface .trains are raced with stone lr prevent wash ig si way ol' the wall lu the di? re j ju riley I did not see a pool of anding water, and tho wholr sur ice of the country looked clean tid wholesome, far more so than lany parts of Alabama. At the Panama railway station nited SiatM army drags, each rawn by four fine mules, were in ait ing, and after introduction to ie gentlemen who met us, we took ;ats in the vehicles and were con eyed to the United States build ?g, and received by the secretary E legatiou. Under his escort we ent immediately to the palace and ere presented to President Ama or Guerrero Here we spent Bf ;en or twenty minutes in pleasant hat with the President, who ?eaks English fluently. In a very ne article of champagne he toast 3 the United States and President Roosevelt On the walls of the reception ?om were oil portraits of motiy elebrites of Columbia and Pana la, and I was so fortunate as to lentify the portrait of Bolivar, the berator, which seemed to please is excellency. In carriages we drove to points f interest. Some of the party vis? ed the Aucnn hospital, a great roup of bnilding, half encircling he brow of a lofty hill outside th? itv. I went to the cathedral, rhich ii more imposing in size han architectuie or adornment, nd there sought ruins with bits of istory associated. There was ome which, ''according to the best itizens,v date back to the destruc ion of the city by the buccaneer (Jorgan* We dined in a pavilion verlooking the Pacific ocean and hen resumed sight sicing. CROOKED STREETS. Panama's population is eslimat d at about 40,000; no canvass has een taken. The Spanish charact? eristics of the city are beginning o disappear before the marah of rogress. The streets twist in all irections. I asked a merchant to irect me to a certain locality, and a his efforts to comply bis hand fayed from point to point, as it ignaling. The driveways are tayed with cobblestones, and the ide walks with flagstones. Pay* ng is not a herculean work; the riveways are.from six to twenty eet in width and the sidewalks wo feet. In some of the street* chicles go only in one directions, he width not being sufficient foi wo abreast. 1 saw no chimneys ooking is done with charcoal ot iii, I suppose. I was told that i treet railway line was laid in thc uburbs some time ago, but aban toned on account of lack of patron 'ge. Panama imports large quantitiei if goods from California and east irn countries, and there is a largi itore in which only Chinese am Japanese products are sold, am mother in which only Freud wares are to be found An inspec ;ion of the goods handled in thes itores would delight our women. At Panama we parted affection atelv and unwillingly with Mr Pe zet, Peruvian minister to Panama who had been our companion sine leaving New Orleans. He wot the esteem and friendship of ever member of the party. RETURN TO COLON. We* rvturm?a W CoTou bri rrtyul This morning at 4 o'clock we were aroused and after a hearty breakfast boarded the private car of Col Gorgas, and accompanied by that gentleman and other officials, returned to Culebra. There we were transferred to an open coach on a branch line and proceeded through the cot. At points of special interest stops were made in Older to enable us to see the giant, machinery at work. The steam shovel lifls six tons of dirt at each scoop and two scoops load a dum}) car. A number of these are at work. When the train is loaded it mores away on a circulir track to distant dumping grounds, and soon returns for another load. Hun? dreds of miles of track for the dis? posal of excavated earth and rock have been built radiating from the cut. From the bottom of the cut I counted eight levels up the sides v ith roadbeds, resembling giant steps. This cul is seven miles in length, 150 feet in width at the bottom and if ii sea-level canal should be decided on, will be 'HO feet in depth. Uncertainty as to the character of the canal does not interfere with the work. I was told by the officials iu charge of the excavating work that all work might be limited to Culebra for the next four years, and at the end of that period work on other ports be resumed and keep pace with furth? er cutting at Culebra. THE CANAL. Should the decision be in favor of the lock system the two damsj^ mentioned would create a lake for? ty miles in extent, and the dump? ing of debris from the citv is regu* lated with tin's possibility in view. The force of men at work exceeds in numbers the largest ever em? ployed by the French company. This company accomplished two fifths of the work necessary, Most of the French company's buildings and much of the rolling stock and material along the line serviceable but nevertheless there are great heaps of waste. The commission is busy with the construction of dwellings, but will soon begin on club houses for the employees to be furnished with billard and pool tables, books, etc. We returned to Ooloo in time to accept an invitation to dinner at the Washiugton Hotel. Governor Melendez dined with the party, and I accompanied us on a visit to Cristo I bal Point, a charming water front j ' suburb, where are located the head? quarters of the dredging depart? ment and residences of the officials. At the extreme point is Dc Lessep'.s 110.000 ??pHlnce.'1 alongside of which has been lidded ii duplicate structure. lu front of Hie build? ing is a monument to Columbus, presented by the French (inpress, j J The row of residences and offices are flanked by fine walks and ave? nues of royal palms. Here we boarded a vessel and went up th canal as far as the drydocks. Long lines of iron launches and lighters and vast heaps of machinery and material, line the banks, useless relics of the French company's ad? ministration. Not a great deal of repair work is needed to fully re? open the canal the fourteen miles which it was dredged. The afternoon was spent in in? specting the paving and cleaning work in progress, under the guid? ance of the superintendent* He told nie that when he began onlv two streets in Colon were open to wheeled traffic-that Colon was a fil? thy marsh Private premises were filled with heaps of rubbish and filth. He called my attention ! to one building in which were lodged 300 negroes. A drainage canal, flushed with tidewater, has been dug straight thiough the town from north to south. In excavating this, coral and cement like dav were cut through, and this material has been used in pav? ing contiguous streets, and with a ! covering of gravel it hardens rap? idly and makes an excellent pave? ment. Large iron pipes from the French '"junk pile" are laid in in? tersecting streets, and drain them into the canal, Streets had to oe paved before carts could approach dwellings for the removal of ac? cumulated garbage. Not-witn standing this impediment, 13.000 cart loads haye been removed since April. The superintendent point? ed a yard in which ? nine-foot alli gatti'r wa? unv^rrlTH. niiti killed j vhen the marsh grass was cut away. Everywhere grass and weeds are >eing cut and bunted, and the low daces brained and filled. The town will soon be supplied ritii good water, and the cisterns nd burrell now in nse will beabol died. I could not poasiblr describe in a ?tter oue half of the wonders in he line of improvement J have wit emed here. I shall write nothing bout the enormous commerce cross the isthmus, nor of the frange people and their strange u st oms. We leave at minight for Blue elds. EYRE DAM EH. -In Mobile Herald. One would think the Laxative deu in a cough syrup should have leen advanced long before it was. t seems the only rational remedy or coughs and colds would be to dove the bowels and cleanse the nucotts membranes of thc throat nd lungs at the same time. Kenne ly's Laxative Honey and Tar docs his. It is thc original Laxative lough Syrup, the best known rem dy for coughs, Colds, Croup, Vhooping Cough, etc. Tastes *ood and barm less Sold bv K ll rrimble. How's This.' We offer One Hundred Dollar-s? teward for any case ol' Catarrh hat cannot be cured by Hall's Ca arrh Cure, F J Cheney & Co. Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have know "J Cheney for 15 years, and believe tm perfectly hones! in all business ransactions, and financially able to arry out any obligations ma :e by is brm. Walding, Kinnan, Marvin Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall s Catarrh Cure is taken in entallyf acting directly upon the dood and mucous surfaces of the ystem. Testimonials sent free, 'rice. 75c per bottle. Sold by all )ruggists. Take Hall's Family Pills for con? ti patton. The best way to rid the system ?f a cold is to evacuate the bowels, kennedy Laxative Honey and Tar icts as a pleasant, yet effectual ca? barite OQ the bowels. It clears he head, cuts the phlegm out of he throat,strengthens the bronchi 1 tubes, relieves coughs, cold, roup, whooping-cough, etc. Sold ?y K H Trimble. On the Ferryboat l'was just sn average little boy Of six or thereabouts; left him full of picnic, and Ile left me full of doubts. le u\h bananas, sandwiches. Sweet ruckles, cake and jem, ?ried chicken and potato clops, Ice cream ano tea and hum. 'o these he added pink pop corn And qnaris of lemonade; )f what, then was his little tom So wonderfully made? Vi th bated breath I watch thatrhihL Expecting him to burst. Jut presently, though stilt I gazed, I ceased to fear the worst. "or after endless candy from A green and sticky heap, ["hat sated infant sighed and yawned. Then, smiling, fell asleep! -Edna Kingsley Wallace in Wota? n's Home Companion for March. Notice! Administrator's Sale As Administrator Lucinda F )eyericks, I will sell nt *.he resi lence of the deceased at Headwaters urginia, on Monday, the 2011? day if March 1900, at public auction, he following described personal ?roper*y; - 1 horse, 2 cows, 1 2-year old heif >r. 5 sheep, 1 road wagon, 1 buggy, I set double harness, 1 iron kettle, I copper kettle, lot of walnut lum lier, 2 spinning wheels. 1 washing machine. 1 churn. 1 mahogany <ide board, 1 walnut chest. 1 sew? ing machine, 1 heating stove, 1 200k stove, 1 saf^, 1 cupboard, .?hairs, bedsteads, tables and other things too tedious to mention. Terms-On all purchases amount? ing hi So or more a credit of eight months with good security. On all purchases amounting to less than $5 cash will be required A H Jones Administrator. If you are troubled with Piles and can't find a cure, try Witch Hazel Salve, but be sure you get that made by E C DeWitt & Co, Chicago, lt is the Original. If you have used Witch Hazel Salve without being relieved, it is proba? ble that you got hold of one of the many worthless counterfeits that are sold on the reputation of the genuine DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. Sold by K H Trimble. Frightfully Burned. cnas W Moore a machinest of Fool citv Pa, had his right hand frightfully barned In an electrical furnace. He ap? plied nucklin's Arnica Salve with the usual result; "a quick and perfect cure." UrsstSSt healeron earth for mirna,wounds Sores, Eczema and piles, 25c at^j^ H Trimble llrvnsnerist.