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Terms, $1.00 a Year in Advance. Issued every Friday evening by KC. B. WOOD, Entered at the Monterey postofflce aa second class matter. Monterey, Va., Friday, Dec 20 l?07 The time-honored custom which obtains with country newspapers wilt be observed bv us, and there will be rio issue of the Recorder next week. Otherwise, the editor, who is typesetter, job printer, book? keeper, "cashier" and other things as well, would get little cheer out of the season which is supposed to bring good cheer, joy and happi ness. If for only one week we can lav aside the cares and heavier bur dei ol' life, and call it a week of reef, it means much to us, and we iearn to look forward to it with pler.'uire. After all, there is per? haps no more tilting observance of I*-s.i red Christmas season than flint of jest and meditation. It is the festival of Christ's Nativity? He wno caipe to give rest and joy and peace/ If, in observirfg or eel ebrating, we grow demonstrative, ev.-ry shout or utterance should be one of thanksgiving and praise. Through all the centuries, since the star appeared and shepherds beard the angel soni<, men have found Him the source of true joy and ho|Ki. He came to give good gifts Let us not forget this giving spirit. Norshould webe circutusenbedtotbe limits of loved ones and intimate friends. The poor, the homeless^ the lonely and distressed are to be found in every comm unit v. In giving to them we give to Him, te prove which it is only necessary to recall bis beautiful "inasmuch." The three gifts of the Magi were their richest treasure. The best gift that we can offer is the sincere love and adoration of the heart, and from such hearts emanate the loving deeds and kindly ministra? tions so befitting this season of good-will, peace and joy. To the readers of the Recorder, far and near, one and all, a merry Christma-' and a happy new year! , The old fleeting is ever new, and has a deeper and broader meaning as thc seaso;; come and go. Kennedy' Li xative Cough Syrup causes n Free yt gentle action of the bowell through which the cold is forced 'mt of the system. Chil cUen like it Contains no opiates w nt;rcoti ;&. Sold by K H 'Prim? al Hereford? In Highland County. Messrs Sullenberger Brothers, of Monterey, Highland county, Va have recently -purchased from Mr. Graham F Blandy of the Tnlevries Farm. White Post, Va, ten Here? ford cows, which were formerly in Mr C E Clapp's famous Rosemont herd, also in Clarke county. The Sullenbergers have passed five of these cows on to the Monterey """Stock Farm and jointlv they are going to breed Herefords extensive? ly. Highland is an ideal cattle country, some 3,500 feet above tbe sea level, and exports annually hundreds of cattle right off the blue grass. We shall expect to hear more from breeders in this county later. They have splendid stock and will no doubt advertise it later on.? The Southern Planter. Simple Home Recipe (Jet from any prescribion phar? macist the following: Fluid Extract Dandelion, one half ounce; Compound Kargon, one ounce; Compound Syrup Sarsa? parilla, three ounces. Shake well in a bottle and take a teaspoonful dose after each meal and at bedtime. The abpve is considered bv an emintwt authority, who writes in a iQew York daily paper, as the finest prescription ever written to relieve Back-ache. Kidney Trouble, Weak Bladder and all forms of Urinary difficulties. This mixture acts promptly on the eliminative tissues of the Kidneys, enabling them to filter and strain the uric acid and other waste matter from the blood which causes Rheumatism. Some persons who suffer with the afflictions may not feel inclined to place much confidence in this simple mixture, yet those who have tried it say the results are simply surpris ng, the relief being effected without the slightest in? jury to the stomach or other or? gans Mix some and give it a trial, lt certainly comes highly recommend? ed. It is the prescription of au eminent authority, whose entire reputation, it is said, was establish? ed by it. A druggist here at ho we when asked stated that he could either supply the ingredients or mix the prescription for our readers, also recommends it as harmless. Take DeWitt's Kidney Bladder Us; they are for weak back, in lation of the bladder, back id weak kidneys. Sold by trimble. Struck By a Sunday morning a _____ word reached town that-"-M^"-B Mitt lien v had been found ill the '?Durk Tunnel" Op in the Gap al? most- dead from injuries supposedly received from being struck by a train. Dr Gilnier was hastily sum? moned, and soon lie and some twen? ty other* were on their way to the scene. Upon arrival at the tunnel it was found that Ira Bryant and others had moved the injured man to a house some three hundred rards distant. A hasty examina? tion showed that the skull was crushed in on the top of the head, forming an aperture about the size of a silver dollar and the pieces of tbe broken skull* were resting on the brain. The heart action was alieadv weak and after the use of a hypodermic injection to strength? en it, the peices of the bone were rtmo-^d. As soon as-possible a push car was secured and the man removed to Appalachia where his injuries received further ?t ention. He was unconscious when found and remained in that condition un? til 9:30 Monday morning when he died. N Reports are somewhat conflicting, in regard to the man's movements on Saturday evening, some saying that he was seen in Appalachia af? ter dark', end others say that he was seen in Big Stoue Gap just be? fore dark, but there were several men who ure all agreed that they saw him about five o'clock coming down the I. & N. track in Jthe di? rection of Big Stone Gap; and two of them, Houston Herd and J S Beaman, saw him nearing the tuu nel where he was fouid. These men and others were going down the V. & S. VV. track which is at that point some three hundred yards distant and are positive as to his identity. After coming around the tunnel to where the two roads cross, the two men looked back to see if he was coming, but did not see anything of him. They say that there was a frieght train pass? ed through the tunnel about the time that he would have had time to reached it, and most people seem to think it was this train that struck him. An examination of his pockets showed everything to be in order and has dispelled all suspicions of robbery. He was aged about 53 and wae unmarried. Very little was known here by even his most intimate friends in regard to his people. He had stated to a few that be was a native of Bath coun? ty, Va., and telegrams were sent to people of his name there and in other places. Monday evening a reply was received to one of the telegrams directing that a massage be sent to a Mrs Varner at Hunt? ington, W Va. As yet no reply has been received from ber, and it is probable that the body will be buried at this place, He was never known to leave this place on a visit to any of his people and none of his people were ever known to have visited him here; mid if he ?ver teceived any letters from them the fact remains unknown so far is can be learned and his earlier life remains shrouded in mystery. In earlier times he seems to have leen engaged in railroad construc? tion work, and in that capacity jame to this place about 1888 or '89 frill] Contractors Carter and John ;on, who built, the V. k S. W., then called the S. A. & 0 ) from Ltaffield to Inman. When this vork was completed he remained ure and for some time served a* ?Jerk in the old Central Hotel. For he last eight years he has been ngaged in the real estate business it Appalachia and is reported to lave accumulated an estate worth everal thousand dollars. While here was always some mystery urrounding bim, there was enough mown about him to make it per ectly plain that, although he had i fault, he had also the instincts of i true gentleman. Tbe above is a clipping from the South West Journal, published at iig Stone Gap. It will be well remembered by he middle aged and older readers >f the county, when some twenty 'ears ago, Brown Matheny was a esident of Monterey, he with his utlier, Bob Matheny, and a num >er of brothers and sisteis having iccupied the Cunningham brick iroperty and kept hotel there for everal years. As is indicated in he article, none of his immediate amily could be found and his eec ?nd cousin, Capt J C Matheny, was he first of the name to be commu n'cated with, which was by wire on he evening of the 9th. He prompt y responded and has notified his iving brothers and sisters. Praise From New England Mrs. S. Joyce. Claremont, N. H., prites: "About a vearago I bought bottles of Foley's Kidney Reme v. It cured me of a severe case f kidnev trouble of several years landing. It certainly is a grand, ood medicine, and I heartily re ommend it. Swadley Bros, Van erpool, Va. Sold by all druggists, lon tere y. Heres Good Advice 0 S Woolever, one of the best nown merchauts of Le Raeville, J Y, says* "If yan are ever troub ?d with piles apply Bucklen's Ar ica Salve, lt cured me of them 3r good 20 year* ago." Cures ev ry sore, wound, burn or abrasion. 5c at all drug stores. "f / JfflE,TELEPHONE AND THE FARR ^The present active development ot, tele phone lines throughout the United Stnt? brings to mind the fact that it is compara tively few years since the invention of th< telephone, which was first publicly exhibited at the Centennial Exposition in Phlbidel phia, .1876. Since that time over 7J)00,00< telephones have been put in service. Alexander Bell, the inventor, formed fl company for exploiting the device, whict was leased, not sold, to the users. Thc general public Immediately realized the lin mense advantage of the telephone and soon every large city had Its exchange. Tht "Bell" companies, however, did not can to develop the smaller towns, and the vii lage and rural communities were not con Bldered at all. This was but natural, ns in large towns, high rentals could bc charged, short lines need only be built, and a small investment brought large returns: whereas, in the conntry, the lines were longer and the subscribers fewer. It was not until the advent of the IN? DEPENDENT telephone movement about ten ,years ago, when local home owned companies were formed to supply service where the. "Bell" would not, that tele? phones were plnced in rench of the farmer, this being rendered possible by the fact that the original "Bell" patents had ex? pired and that numerous concerns had in? vented Improvements on the original idea, thus placing in the hands of the great American public, better telephone equip? ment than it-was possible to secure from the monopoly, which did not sell, but only rented Its products. * j The .INDEPENDENTS turned their at 'tentlon to the great mass of undeveloped territory to be found In rural communi? ties, and soon lines sprang up in every direction. In Iowa and in the great North? west, the farmers in various communities have combined, and by each man buying his own telephone and building the line, which ls, after all, a very simple process, telephone service over an entire county or state Is possible, and the actual cost ol operating these systems amounts to only fi few cents per month for each 'phone. The advantages of having a telephone are many. First, ls the advantage of being able to call a neighbor in case of sickness fire, danger from tramps or other suddei calamities. Second, come the social features. The fact that appointments can be made 01 social affairs discussed by the women folk* who are thus enabled to visit the neighbor* and learn what ls taking place without i tiresome drive over dark and muddy roads If there is a good musician In the neigh boihood, the receiver is taken down, the nefghbors all listen a"t their 'phones, and the music can be heard In twenty different homes many miles apart, thus enabling many to enjoy what hitherto has only beer .possible for a few. Third, is the immense financial advantage tbe farmer himself gains by being able tc call up the nearest town and find out the market price of a load of corn, cotton, etc.. bcfojCfl he brings same into town. It is alsc possible with the 'phone to call up th* bank, or the hardware store in case a piece of machinery ls broken, and duplicate parts needed, or It is possible to call up tht store and have them send something out bj a neighbor who Is coming your way; iii other words, the telephone will monthlj save ten times what It costs to the farmer. The county merchant soon realized thal his business is more than doubled by tht neighborhood 'phone line. People bny more when lt ls easy to ask for. He can buy cotton quickly or can notify his customers of some special bargain. Ile gets In touch with his customers every day Instead ot once or twice a week. When the postoffice has a 'phone, think how easy to call up and ask if there is any mail, instead of having to drive in to find out. It ls certainly a protection to know that the telephone will call help in case of need, and tramps carefully avoid farmhouses into which they see the wires running, as they know that even though the men are away, help is in easy call, and they would have no chance to commit a crime and get away undetected, as the whole county can be notified of their whereabouts. Putting up the telephone line ls a very simple matter, the poles can easljy be cut near the route of the line, and are easily placed In position. The wires should be af a special grade sold for this purpose, or? dinary fence wire will not do. The tele? phone should be of the best possible grade. One concern, after ten years of experience, Jeveloped a line of Instruments known as "Famous Farmer Fones," which are par? ticularly suited to this service, as the parts ire few and their construction simple. This concern also furnishes, upon request, com >lete instructions telling how to put up the Ino and connect the telephones, and how :o organize exchanges. Not only is the telephone of the greatest lossible use to the Individual, but lt is a noney making proposition for two or three lustling men who will get together and vork up the proposition in good terri lories. Pneumonia follows a cold, but lever follows tlie use of Foley's ^oney and Tar. It stops the ough, heals and strengthens the un gs and prevents pneumonia, iwadley Bros, Vanderpool. Va. ?old by all druggists, Monterey, BULAR ITEMS Bolar, Va , Dec. 17,?G. H. Lock idge, of Williamsville, spent a few ays on Jackson's river last week Jacob Cleek, of Hively, was se<n n our midst recently. L. C. Burns, of Bolar, list week nade a business trip to Covington. Mrs. Frank Bratton, of Hively, 3 on our sick list. Charlie Stephenson, Sr, of 'inckneY, spent last Friday at Iris mme near Bolar. Misses Sallie Cleek and Pauline Ariser, of Hively, spent Saturday vitit friends near Bolar. Ernest h. Williams, who has >een on Jackson's River for some ime, spent Sunday at his home in 3ig Valley. Miss Fannie Helms, of Hively, pent Sunday with* her cousins, disses Annie and Hettie Stephen on, of Bolar. J. H. Pritt, ojf Bolar, went to Villiamsville last Sunday. Happy Kid. -tete Virginia: At Rules held in the Clerk's of ice of the Circuit Court of High arid County, on the first Monday, he 2nd day of December, 1907. !has. Ashby Humbles Plaintiff against In Chancery Marissa Cater Humbles ? Defendant The object of this suit is to ob ain for plaintiff a divorce from he defendant, and dissolve the ondsof matrimony between them, ind it appearing from affidavit fil rj that the defendant is not a resi ent of tbe sta'e of Virginia; it is rdered that she appear here with i 15 davs after due publication ereof and do what is necessary to rotect her interest. Teste: J. C. Matheny. . YY. Stephenson, p. q. iXmas Bullet for ?ur itii^ktuf Countyfriends who may kimfly favor us u^tp prompt and careful attention as well as the bes Kid Gloves teqei ail orders?which we wi ds for the price that is man Handkerchiefs We are agents for the Centeqerian We are the largest buyers of above in all colors from $i to )$3 75 j goods in the city and carry the Dest line from 10c to $150 each. Ladies Furs a pair. Ladies Merode Underwear. in all sizes from 50c to $1 each. ! Every piece guaranteed; scarf and Ladies Wool Scarfs muff from $3*50 to $15 each, and shoulder shawls in all colors from 50c to $1 each. . Ladies Hand Bags from 50c to $1 each. Dress Goods AU colors, as well as in plaids; the latest styles from 25c to $1 per yard. Silks in all colors, as well as plaids an stripes from 50c to $1 a yard. Hosiery Our line was never so large as now ?in all colors and sizes, from 25c to $1 per pair. Corsets We are agents for the American Lady, the best made; all sizes from 50c to $1 each. All purchases or orders over $5 will Le prepaid to any address, orders at once and oblige yours, SHRECKHISE <fc BEAR wmfee Please mail yj 14 E Main St.* Staunton, BUSINESSLOCALS. FOR SALE?A brand-new or gan, six octaves, golden oak, mouse proof, and a real bargain; apply at this office. FORSALE?A new $40 drop head sewing machine, made bv the New Home Sewing Machine Co; it will pay you to get it: a good bar? gain; call at this office, COLTS TOR SALE?2 two year old, 1 three year old, and 1 four year old, will drive single Also have a thoroughbred bull calf for sale. Apply to Uriah Hevener, Monterey, Va. R F D No 1 WANTED?Eight or ten school teachers to teach in Blue Grass School District for a ter.it of six months at a salary of $40.00 per months for first grade and $32.50 for second grade teachers. G E Swecker, Clerk. RF D No 1 Monterey,Va Makes The Liver Lively Foley's Orino Laxative gives permanent relief in cases of habit? ual constipation as it stimulates *he liver and restores the natural action of the bowels without irri? tating these organs like pills or ordinary cathartics. Does not nauseate or gripe and is mild and pleasant to take. Remember tbe name Foley's Orino Laxative and refuse substitutes. Swadlev Bros. Vanderpool, Va. Sold by all drug? gists, Monterey, Got Even With the Lawyer. Many years ago there lived In Cam den, Me., two neighbors, Dr. Huse and Judge Thayer. The doctor had occa sion to sue a man and of course em? ployed his neighbor, the judge, as bia counsel. After a session of court he met the judge and asked about his case. The Judge said lt was continued Meeting him again after another ses sion and asking again about his case the same answer was given. As lt cost $2 or $3 each time lt wai continued, the doctor thought by th? time lt was settled, after paying tbs judge, he would get nothing. Some time afterward the judge wai afflicted with a felon and of course em ploj'ed his neighbor, the doctor. After suffering awhile he met the doctor and said: "Doctor, this thing ls gettin, along very slowly. I have walked th? floor nights for a week. What are you doing to lt?" The doctor, who stammered, loud ly replied, "Co-co-contlnulng lt, bj George!" - -i A Sad Bereavement. An honest countryman, anxious to explore tbe wonders of the British museum, obtained a special holiday a short time since. Accordingly, taking with him a couple of friends, he pre? sented himself at the door for admit? tance. "No admission today, slr," said the keeper. "But I must come In. I've a holiday on purpose." "No matter. This ls a close day, and the museum ls shut." "What!" said John. "Ain't this pub? lic property?" "Yes, but one of the mummies died a few days ago, and we are going to bury him." "Oh, In that case we won't intrude!" said John in a hushed voice. So he re? tired.?London Tit-Bits. Bid Christmas Stock o Toys, Fireworks, Candies, Nuts, Fruits, etc. Candies 8c per lb and up. Christmas ties, and many handsome things suita? ble for Xmas gifts on exhibition at Y. B. BISHOP & CO/5 STORE Call and be convinced of the indisputable fact that we only ask for a small margin on our goods Our lines of fur and winter wear are fashionable and up-to-date A full and complete line in each department gives the purchaser an excellent opportunity to make good selections. p Below we quote prices of a few article* of each department, which will give you an idea of the many bargains that await you: Clothing Men's suits 14 50 up Bojt' suits $1 50 f3<?)V oyer coats |1 50 Men's rain coats |10 00 up M and boys' cap* 15c up coocoocococoocooooooooococ Hardware \xes 00c jaws 1 00 up ^>aded Shell at 4% box .4 uk vc? robei 1 00 up. ^utrgie;", st?ndntd make 80 00 up leaking stoves 1 50 up Drj Goodi Ladies* tailor made) suits $1000 Misses' tailor made) suit* $500 Lad tea' courts $i00up w furs $1 00 up Fae in nt m s 25c up Toques 2&c up A great reduction in millinery ep<>nd? tire rest of seaton. >ooooooooooooooooooooooooo< Shoes and Boots Ladies' 1 00 up Men's 1 50 up Children's 50c up Gum boots for socks 2 00 Gum boots for felt 2 25 1 1 Groceries j Sugar 6c per pound Coffee, good quality 14c per pound Sweet potatoe* 3|c lb Salt for table u?e lc lb >ooooooooooooooooooooooooo< Tobaccoes 8 nickel bags for 10c 2 pack cigaretta for 5c Chewing tobacco 33c per lb up >ooooooo?oooooooooococoooo< Cliina and Glass Ware Set dinner dishes $4 00 Glass pitcher 15c up Lsmp, good quality, 25c up Lantera, several kinda 75c up Big Bargains In Millinery Goods until close of the season, Jan 1st WHEN LOOK1N G FOR PARGAINS ECNT FAIL TO VISIT V. B. BISHOP & CO'S STORE KODAKS FOR CHRISTMAS, They make a satisfactory Chrisl nas gift, as well as finding a place n every recreation. We have the Kodak and all need ul supplies. No. 1 Brownie 2? x $| $1.00 No. 2 " 2*x3* 2.00 No. 2A. ? 21 xii 3 00 NoT 2 Folding Brownie 2? x 8? 5.00 No. 2 Bull's Eye 8i x 3* 8.00 Pocket Kodaks $10 to $100. Kodak Boxes, Tank Developers, )evelopiug Machines, etc. Staunton, Virginia. *********w$*0?0****< Ia your baby thin, weak, fretful ? Make him a Scott's Emulsion baby. Scott's Emulsion it Cod Liver Oil and Hypophosphites prepared to that it it easily digested by little folks. Consequently the baby that is fed on Scotts Emutsion ia a sturdy, rosy cheeked little fellow full of health and vigor. ALL DRUGGISTS j BOO. AND $1.00. ! 1-The Beverly Book Co., bega to announce that on and after Friday. November 20, we will have on display our annual gathering of holiday goods, including y* Books, Pictures, Leather Goods, Art * Goods, Brass And Japanese Goods, and manvother things that will interest Christmas shop peri. We will bs pleased to show you through our stock and are confident that you will Hud many things of inter est. BEVERLY BOOK CO. "Underye town clock" - Staunton Va Shenandoah Collegiate Institute, THE LEADING LITERARY SCHOOL IN THE VALLEY, offen rhe folio wing excellent con rte* cf study. A four years* classical course; athreeyeare' English course; a three years' elocution course; a two years' commercial coarse; * four year*' art courte. School of Music, THE LARGEST IN THE 8TATE, offera the following courses: plano, organ, voice culture; theory and compo? sition, musical history and pedarogy, violin, guitar, banjo, harp, piano tun? ing, orchestra. _ . .?_ Thirty-secend annual session opens on the 17tt of Septembef, 1907. Large faculty, splendid buildings newly equipped* 234 students from 15 states last session. Rates from $160 io $200 a sesaion. / New illustrated fatalorue free. Address / B. U. HOBN8UBL, Principal, Dayton, Va, / or J. H. RUBBU9II, Musical Direclo SI gets four home paper for ?