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A YEAR IN'* ADVANCE wued every Friday morning by H. B. WOOD. ; KDITOH AND IUTRT.ISHJBR Entered at Hie Monterey postofflce as second-class matter rionterey,Va. Friday,Nov. 27, 1908 To-day, Thursday, November 25, is set apart as a festival of Thanksgiving for the mercies and blessings of the past year. As most of us know it is fixed by a proclamation by the President and Governors of States, and ranks as a legal holiday. We are prone to be ungrateful, or at least to forget that we owe an expression of gratitude to Him up? on whom all men are dependent. Many good people, not meaning to be forgetful or conscieus of a lack of appreciation, too often send up the prayer filled with importunate pleading, but in which there is an abscence of praise. We receive, enjoy, appropriate and prosper un? til such conditions are taken foi granted?they are ours by right? and God is forgotten at times The blessing ol continued life; the friendship of friends; The associa? tions of home and loved ones; health, or even a measure of it?al these, and a score of other things call for thanksgiving. The day is designed to make Of think, then we are thankful Thankfulness is appreciation, anc if we are appreciative, we get clos? er to the Great Giver and closer tc each other. WEST VIRGINIA ITEMS (review.) The new jail is now about read) to be turned over to the building committee, W. B. Marshall and Er? nest Bowman; who have made ev? ery effort to have first-class wort in every particular. One of the leading tax-payers was heard to say after passing through the building "It has made my taxes very high this year but 1 don't regret having it placed ir such improvements." Matters connected with the burn? ing of the jail are well establishec with the people, and in the outsel for a new jail and new ceils things took on a complicated situation both as to proposed building anc: the cells,the former was defeated anc the latter picked to pieces by as? sertions that no account cells hac been purchased, and that a desper? ate prisoner could not be held ovei night. But we are glad to say thai some of these now recognize thal the cells are "tool proof" and ad? verse criticisms are no longer expe? dient. The jail is now built, and stands a credit to the county, and if some how it should get afire,as the ole one, we now have a water systen by which the flames may be extin? guished, and plocethaton the cred it side of improvement, if it die cost a great deal of money. A report reached here that 1 drove of tame turkeys, belonging to P. C. Martin; of Oak Flat, had join? ed \s ith a drove of wild ones and left for regions unknown. Keifer Evick came down Monday from Cradbottom, where he has been working. IP YOU ARE OVER FIFTY READ THIS Most people past middle-age suf? fer from kidney and bladder disor? ders which Foley's Kidney Remedy would cure. Stop the drain on the vitality and restore needed strength and vigor. Commence taking Fo? ley's Kidney Remedy today. Swad? ley Bros., Vanderpool, Va. Sold by all druggists of Monterey. Public Sale of Valuable Personal Property in flonterey Wishing to change my residence, I will sell at public auction, on Tues? day the 1st day of December next, at my home in Monterey, the fol? low personal property to-wit: one nice Jersey milk cow, one suit ol walnut furniture, one cherry suit, one bed stead, ene iron bedstead, one single bedstead iron, wash? stand, four bed springs, folding lounge, four mattresses, one nice parlor suit, consisting of eight pieces, marble top center table, 1 extension dining-table, one side table, some five or six small tables 1 wardrobe, 1 sewing machine ir good order, a lot of dixheH arie lamps, 1 kitchen ?afe, 1 range am cooking utensils, a lot of glaas jan and crocks, one ice cream freezer a lot ol chairs in good order in? cluding 4 rockers, 5 or 6 heatiri' stoves, 1 good washing stove anc kettle, two tubs, clothes rack ironing board and wringer, fork ax, shovel, etc. TERMS, four months credit oi all sums of $5 and over, under tha cash. Mrs. J. C. Matheny If you don't nobody will. It i your business to keep ont of all th trouble you can and you can an< will keep out of liver and bowe trouble if you take Dr. King's Ne\ Life Pills. They keep biliousnes aud malaria out of your system pfc, at ail druggisti. pocahontas items; John Pullin has been on tho sick list for a week or more, but is now able to be at his place of business again. He contemplates taking a trip south in the near future for the benefit of his health. Mack Gilmore was called to his home at Dunmore this week from Bozeman Montana, where har been the last few months, by the serious illness of his cbild. Just now there is a scramble among sportsmen from all parts of this state to get out in the woods for their annual deer hunt?to live close to nature as it were. But this thing of living close to* nature is not what it is cracked to be. Ex? perience teaches one that the far? ther he. lives from nature the better it will be for him, especially in deer hunting time. It might be allright during the heated months of sum? mer, but even then there are dis? comforts in the call of the wild. Of all the sports deer hunting is probably the most expensive. Let us figure on the expenses on a par? ty of hunters from Huntington re? cently camped on Spice run for a week. Of course the actual ex? pense cannot be determined, but a fair estimate is hereby given. This estimate is pronounced by experi? enced hunters to be a great deal too low considering the number in the party which consisted of thirtoen hunters and the cook. 1 camping outfit $ 40.00 14 gals whiskey 56.00 Ammunition 39.00 Provisions 50.00 Car Fare 123.20 Wages of Cook 21.00 Time spent at $3 per day 273.00 Team hire 10.00 1 Deer (bought of native) 20.00 Incidentals 25.00 Total $657.20 THE YOUTH'S COMPANION FOR CHRISTMAS. There are three good reasons why the Youth's Companion makes one of the best of gifts for Christmas time, for a birthday, for any occa? sion when a present is in order. 1 IT NEVER FAILS TO GIVE PLEASURE. There is something in every issue of The Companion for every mem? ber of the family. The children never pass it by, and the parents are restless until the children reluc-* tantly put it down to go to bed. IT IS EASY TO ORDER BY MAIL. You need not go through the vexation of Christmas shopping to make a present of The Companion. Sit down in the quiet of your own house, and send the subscription. The Companion will be delivered wherever you say, on Christmas morning. IT COMES EVERY WEEK IN THE YEAR. Nine out of ten Christmas pres? ents have lost their novelty by New Year's. The Companion pro? vides a continual pleasure, for it is renewed 52 times until Christmas comes again. Is there another present equal to it that cost, so lit? tle-$1.75? The new subscriber receives Free the double Holiday Numbers and The Companion Calendar for 1909, "In Grandmother's Garden," lith? ographed in 13 colors. Full illustrated Announcement of the new volume for 1909 will be sent with sample copies of the pa? per to any address free. THE YOTTH'S COMPANION, 144 Berkeley St., Boston, Mass. Commissioner's Sale of Valuable Land. Pursuant to a decree of the Cir? cuit Conrt of Highland county, en? tered on the 12th day November, 1908, in the cause therein pending of Mrs. Jennie B. Jones et al. vs. Miss. Martha Jones et al., I shall, as commissioner appointed thereby, proceed to sell, at public auction, on the premises on Friday, the 18th day of December, 1908, the tract of land near Doe Hill, in Highland county, containing 124 acres be? longing, in part, to the heirs of Dr. E. J. Jones, deceased. This is a valuable tract of land, excellently watered, a substantial dwelling house and out houses and suitable for farming and grazing purposes. TERMS: Enough cash in hand on day of sale to defray the costs of suit and sale and the balance to be paid in three equal annual in? stalments for which the purchaser shall execute his three bonds with security to be approved by the commissioner payable at one, two and three years respectively from day of sale bearing interest from date and waiving the homestead exemption. Andrew L. Jones, Commissioner. I hereby certify that the bond required by the above named dec'd has been exeeuted by the Com'r. J. Clifton Matheny, Clerk, How is your Digestion. Mrs. Mary Dowling, of No. 22S 8th Ave., San Francisco, recom? mends a remedy for stomach trou? ble. She says:''Gratitude for the wonderful effect of Electric Bitten in a case of acute indigestion, promps this testimonial. I am ful? ly convinced that for stomach anc liver troubles Electric Bitters is the best remedy on the market to-day.' This great tonic and alterative medicine invigorates the system purifies the blood and is especiall} helpful in all forms of fernie weak ness. 50c. at all duraggists. -*-?-?-1 $1.00 gets tbe REcoRDERforONl wjiplc year, RURAL PAK-mSWSY, Thc growing deficit in thc post dfice should lend some force to the Postmaster-General's recommen lations in favor of a local parcels lost, fen 1907 the postal deficit for he fiscal year was $6,653,282. Mr. Meyer's report for that year in? cluded recommendations for par? cels post legislation, which were studiously ignored. The deficit for the last fiscal year amounts to $16. 910,000/much the largest shortage in the history of the post-office. In the light of it, the reiterated rec om men elations should have weight enough at least to force a test of the present strength cjf the express companies' lobby in Congress. A warm advocate of a general parcels post, Mr. Heyer, here does not request the establishment of j such a system, doubtless perceiv? ing the futility of that. He asks only for a local service on rural routes, to distribute packages, weighing eleven pounds or less, by carrier at a very low rate. This service would wipe out the deficit in the department by making the rural delivery system self-sustain? ing. There would be no railroad transportation bilLs to pay, the car? riers' buggies doing all the hauling involved, and the receipts would therefore we virtually clear profit. As a business proposition, the plan is indisputably inviting. As a con? venience to the rural population, whose comfort Mr. Roosevelt's Country Life Commission is now anxiously consulting, its advanta? ges would be inestimable. ***** -Times-Dispatch. I will sell, privately, my land on Jackson's River, 10 miles south of Monterey; good new house and out? buildings; young growing orchard; some bearing trees on land; situat? ed on the public road; near school and churches; cleared land in fine state of cultivation, part coved with fine oak timber. Will sell and give possession at once. So come or you mav miss a good bargain. J. H. Pruitt, Pinkney, Va. The Rev Irl R Hicks Almanac For 1909, ready Nov. 15, 1908, best ever sent out, beautiful covers in colors, fine portrait of Prof. Hicks in colors, all the old features ?and several new ones in the book. The best astronomical year book and the only one containing the original'' Hicks WeatherForecasts.'' By mail 35c, on news, stands 30c. One copy free with Word and Works, the best $1 monthly in America. Discounts on almanacs in quantities. Agents wanted. Word and Works Pub. Co., 2201 Locust Street, St. Louis, Mo. 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Below we give the ruling in full, and sincerely hope that all those to whom it applies will save the the expense or embarrassment by send? ing in the amount due?and that at once. expired subscriptions A reasonable time will be allow? ed publishers to secure renewals of subscriptions, but unless subscrip? tions are expressly renewed after the term for which they are paid, within the following periods: Dailies, within three months; Tri-weeklies, within six months; Semiweeklies, with in nine months Weeklies, within one year; Semimonthlies, within three months; Monthlies, within four months; Bimonthlies, within six months; Quarterlies, within six months, they shall not be counted in the le? gitimate list of subscribers, and copies mailed on account thereof shall not be accepted for mailing at the second-class postage rate of one cent a pound, but may be mailed at the transient second-class post? age rate of one cent for each four ounces or fraction thereof, prepaid by stamps affixed. The right of a publisher to extend credit for sub? scriptions to his publication ls not denied or questioned, but his com? pliance or non-oompliance with this regulation will be taken into consid? eration in determining whether the publication is entitled to trans? mission at the second-class postage rates. a- ? lllsjllsal MIT?i UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE "If&IStf stuart mcguire, m. o . P?rai?tN-r. Thin Collat* cc:.form* to th* Standards fixed by law for Medical Education, Sand lot Bulletin Ne. ll, which talla about it. Tim tn$ cai uhr ian Spsp/r QapaHmtmt, EPICIWI - ptW nSTftY ? PMJiUMACY i ?.(my ul ii I * " T H*y'r? AU Ml? Thia, A jreung atod pretty schoolteacher one* asked her claw for an original definition ol tbe word "Wife." "A wife is a rib." said one little girl. "Wives are guiding stars," said an? other. "A comforter," said a third. "An Inspiration." said a fourth. Altogether, the definitions were rath? er prosy and commonplace, but finally a child of eleven, smiling archly, said: "A wife ls a person for a man to find fault with tthen things go wrong." "Good!" Cried the pretty teacher, laughing. ."Good! That is the best deflultion of all, the best, the truest!" But that afternoon on the way home from school tbe little girl whose defi? nition had so pleased tripped demurely up to the teacher and said: "Are you going to many tbat tall, handsome young man I see you with nearly every night?" "Yes," said the teacher. "Well, then, if my definition of a wife was true"? "Ah, but, dear, with us nothing will ever go wrong. Ile says so himself." The Horse's Power of Smsll. The horse will leave musty hay un? touched in his bin, however hungry. He will not drink of water objection? able to his questioning sniff or from a bucket which some odor makes offen? sive, however thirsty. His intelligent nostril will widen, quiver and query over the daintiest blt offered by the fairest of hands, with coaxings that would make a mortal shut bis eyes and swallow a nauseous mouthful at a gulp. A mare is never satisfied by either sight or whinny that her colt ls really her own until she has a certain nasal certificate to the fact A blind horse, now living, will not allow the approach of any stranger without showing signs of anger not safely to be disregarded. The distinction is evi? dently made by his sense of smell nnd at~ a considerable distance. Blind horses, as a rule, will gallop wildly about a pasture without striking the surrounding fenre. The sense of smell informs them of its proximity.?Horse and Stable. Decei/ere. There is an old fellow wbo lives in a "dry" New England town who has a very poor opinion of New York, to which metropolis he recently made a visit. It may be remarked in passing that tbe old gentleman ls one of the pillars of the church in his native vil? lage. Upon bis return home he sat for some time upon a sugar barrel at the grocery and then suddenly burst out: "Them fellers down to New York ls as bad aa thieves! Cheat your eye? teeth out 'fore you know It!" "Gosh, Hiram! You don't mean to say you got bunkoed at your age?" the storekeeper demanded, dropping the nail tongs. "Yes, I did, too!" was tbe angry re? ply. "I went to a sody water fountain an' asked the feller for his best sar syprilla, an* I give bim the regular wink." "Well?" the storekeeper demanded. "Well, by beck, I got it!" was tho disgusted reply. Sharks and Divert. Contrary to what ls generally sup? posed, tbe fully equipped modern diver does not dread sharks iu the depths, though there are cast's on record where these monsters have bitten sav? agely at the air pipe, causing u serious leak and almost drowning tbe iu:m be? fore he could be hauled np. Sharks are, however, notoriously timid, and all tbe experienced diver bas to do to frighten them away la to open one of tbe air valves lu his dress and cause a stream of bubbles to rise up all. around bira, whereupon the "tiger of the deep" will make off lu abject terror. A far more real danger ls getting entangled. -8t Nicholas. A Mixup. The householder smothered his wrath and descended to the basement "Are you the plumber?" he asked of the grimy looking individual who was tinkering with the pipes In the cellar. "Yes, guv'nor," answered the man. "Been long In the trade?" " 'Bout a year, guv'nor." "Ever make mistakes?" "Bless yer, no, guv'nor!" "Oh, then. I suppose It's all right! I imagined you had connected up the wrong pipes, for tbe chandelier in the drawing room is spraying like a foun? tain, and the bathroom tap's ou fire!"? London Answers. Tha Wrong Girl. After a whole year of married bliss a young man named Hahn, living at Volosca, Dalmatia, discovered that he had not married the girl lie intended. When he proposed to her he mistook her for her twin sister, who so re solubles ber that they can scarcely be distinguished, and be did not realize his error until ho began calling her by her Christian name Instead of by the terms of endearment \m bad hitherto used. Overlooked. "I always distrust your Judgment for some reason or other. John." "Yes, and yon have reason to. It serves me right" "Why, I cannot remember you ever having done anything to Justify such a distrust" "Have you forgotten tbat I married you?"?Houston Post Exploelve. An ambitious young writer having asked, "What magazine will give me the highest position quickest?" was told, "A powder magazine, If you con? tribute a flary article." There ls no frigate like a book to take us leagues away-Dickinson. As we are going South this win? ter, I will sell privately, during the next few weeks, my horse und bug by. Also many articles for the house, including a square piano, china, Brjc-a-brack, ect. (Rev.) W. N. Wagner, Monterey, Va. Augusta Fabms Fob Sals?Any one inteieated will do well to call onoriddresf,(r?iri,) kwirft Grogs, Ji?tyln$i Gip, V* AHNIMH WAtWENTOrWONEWAU DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD. RECEIPTS, Total balance on hand from pre? ceding year, 1013.70 Amounts received from State school funds, 1399.74 Amounts received from ' county school levy, 610.07 Amount received from other funds during year 1417.15 Amounts received from district school levy, 899.53 Total receipts and bal? ances, 5330.19 DISBURSEMENTS Amounts paid school trus? tees, 50.00. Amounts paid count v treas? urer, 147.91 Amounts paid teachers, 2499.96 Amounts spent on school houses and real estate 1858.66 Amounts spent for furni? ture for school houses, 181.47 Amounts spent for other in? cidental expenses, 321.72 Total bal.onhand,Augl '08 280.47 Total disbursements and balances, 5330.19 lt. B.C. Eagle, Clerk. ?V Some Famous Sallies. Great men have been guilty of pun. Bing, and some of tbe most famous of these sallies have come down in his? tory. There ls something melancholy about the pun of Dr. Thomas Browne, who, having unsuccessfully courted a lady and being challenged to drink to her health, as had been his wont, re? plied, "I have toasted her many years* but I cannot make her Browne, so I will toast her no longer." Sydney Smith's Jest at tbe expense of Mrs. Grote had the salt of malice in lt. She was famed for ill taste in dress, and as one day she swept by In an extraordinary headdress Smith pointed her out to a friend, saying, "Thnt ls tbe origin of the word 'gro? tesque.' " Mrs. Grote, however, bad her re? venge Sydney Smith's daughter mar? ried a Dr. Holland. When the latter was knighted some one mentioned his wife as Lady Holland. "Do you mean ?j tt~ii?.?v? ?r<faV hr1(c><1 the lia tener. ' "No," replied Mrs. Grote. "This new Holland, whose capital ls Sydney." When the barrister Campbell mar? ried Miss Scarlett his friend explained bis absence from court by telling the Judge tbat Campbell was suffering from a bad attack of Scarlett fever. Ancient Chains. "Some authorities," says an English writer, "give the Britons credit for originating tbe cable chain becauso Julius Caesar is recorded as having been unable to cut the cables of the Gaul's vessels, 'as they were made of iron.' This may have been a chain In the present acceptation of the term, but it is doubtful, because the first pat? ent for cbainmaklng was obtained In England In 1634 by a blacksmith named Philip White. The patent was for fourteen years, and in considera? tion of it White bad to pay ?5 in law? ful money yearly 'at the exchequer, Westminster, att the Feast of the Blessed Vtrgyn and Saint Michell the Archangell by even nnd eual process.' "His patent is described as follows: 'A way for the wearing of sbipps with iron chaynes by finding out tbe true heating (preiparelng and .tempering of lyron for that (pur)pose and tbat he hath nowe attayued to the true vse of the said chaynes nnd tbat the same WJlbe for the great snveing of cordage and safety of shippers and will re? dound to good of our Comon Wealth.'" Bread That Intoxicates. In far eastern Russia, lu that region which Hes between the sea and the river called M^suri, the humidity of the climate ns well ns of the soil ls re? markable. Vegetation ls here distin? guished for Its wondrous exuberance, to such an extent that the soil never dries up. The result Is tbat the Inhab? itants in order to prevent putrefaction of the roots sow their corn upon a se? ries, of layers of the soil. Nevertheless lu certain districts the humidity is so Intense that there grows upon the ears of corn a kind of fungous matter made up of micro fungi. As a result of thia sporadic excrescence the bread made from tho corn. In question g|ves all the results of an overdose of alcohol. In very humid climates tbe phenomenon }s likewise known, though to uothing like the extant Qf eastern Siberia, where whole districts are affected by this strange kind of "alcoholized bread " Pr- mw Anti?fg|n Pille rslltvi Jfeadubffl, Neuralgia and an pain, Look at our nobby Fall and Winter models and then Answer us~Can You beat them for the Price? 1Ro. Armstrong Shoe Co, West Main St. Staunton, Va WE do not over look the fact that the interest of the bank and the people of the county are closely bound together. It is our purpose to deal justly and liberaly with ail. We ex? tend to you a cordial invitation to open an ACCOUNT No matter how small, no matter how large, it will have careful attention, our patrons receive every courtesy and accommodation WITHIN the range of prudent banking. --THE Monterey, Va. Wariin _ Model /o??U a medium fight weight repeat ins nae, a well proportioned, andr balanced tun with all tha advantage* and comforts of the /Harfi/i solid-top, side-eiact ina ccwtnidioa. It ts quick and tay ol operation, accurate up to 300 yards and a wry pleasent ru to carry and to shoot For settled districts and filming country where the shooting at woodchucks, budgers, (oxes, 'coom, hawks, etc., is at ranges (rora 100 to 200 yardi, the .25-20 and .32-20 riles with the black and low-pressure smokeless load* cann A be equalled, for accuracy aad sat'ety. The factory aoununitioa for the Model '94 rifles is cheap, and can be reloaded at very ?ratD cost. The up-to-dat* sportsman needs tha "Pkmftfm Book" pYtry day In the year, lt contains 136 pages of live stuff for the meai who love, a nood srtxn. and wanta to know Olney. toing ubout it. FREiS for 3 stamps postage. TfoTJlarfin ftrvarm* Co* 42 wm* St. Nate Ham*. Cmw. DIDN'T NEED IT. Why a Scotch Farmer Refused a Por? tion of Dessert. Could the funny sayings and Inci? dents at the tenants' dinners In Scot? land be collected they would make an unrivaled book of humor. Mistakes of amusing and sometimes embarrassing nature occur frequently at such func? tions. One story ls told of a guest at a Scottish tenants' dinner who tasted Ice cream for the first time on that oc? casion. Ile pushed a large spoonful of the frozen mixture Into his mouth and Jumped from his chair with agony ex? pressed on his face. He let out a yell and cried out, "Ow, ow, ma rotten tooth!" and could not be induced to eat any more. AJt another Scottish affair of the kind a good old farmer was seated next to the hostess. She served him a blt of savory omelet, which seemed to cause tho old man deep disappointment. His idea of an omelet had always been a dessert with sugar or fruit or Jams, and after tasting the sample before him he turned to the hostess and said, "Weel, ma lady, I canna compliment you on your puddln's." The late Duke of Buccleuch told a. story of a tenant at one of the farmers' I dinners on his estates who was asked by the duchess If ho would take some rhubarb, a dish she was fond of. The ? farmer was surprised, but answered politely, "I'm muckle obleeged to your grace, but t dinoa' need lt" His Choice of Weapons. M. Victor Noir, an Illiterate bully of the time of tho second empire, for, no real reason whatever sent a French statesman a challenge to fight a duel. I Noir was a deusely ignorant man, and nearly overy word in the challenge was misspelled. The statesman re? sponded with the following letters "Dear Sir?You have called me out without any good reasons. 1 have j therefore the choice of weapons, Il choose the spelling book, aud you are: a dead man." The duel was never; fought. Counting \\ Up, Thero is a sou of Erin in Newton. Mass,, who ls quite u character. He has a number of children and waa asked one day how iuag ho bad beeu married. "Well," he said. 'Huere's Eu? gene la forty and Norah thirty-five, that makes slvlnty-uve, and Llzxie la thirty-two, apd bow many do that make?" THATCHING. Tha Ancient Art In tha Low Countries and In England. Once upon a time two amateur bot? anists were hunting bog mosses on Exmoor, on the confines of the land of Lorna Doone. About the hour of luncheon they found that their enthu? siasm had led them far afield, a goou hour and a- half from th* farmhouse which they had made their temporary headquarters. The only place which yielded promise of.food was a shep? herd's shack half a mlle dlstaut, so thither they went That the shack, or, rather, Its owner, a small, wiry, dark man with curly hair, could offer nothing better than brown bread, which was woefully "cllt," or heavy, and raw onions is neither here nor there. The point was that the roof of the. shack was artistically thatched' with layers of plaited reeds. "Feyther taught I th' way to do un,*" explained the shepherd, with an up ward Jerk of his thumb toward the roof. "An' his feyther taught *lm avore that, an* his feyther avore that, an' back an' back twill nobody can think." | "A hereditary art evidently," said! one of the moss bunters to his com? panion. "But I never saw thatches like there outside of the Low Countries, Safe bet that this fellow ls of Dutch descent," ""hen he said ta the man of Devon, "And what ls your name, may J askr "Well," replied tbe shepherd, "most volk call I Van. but ma right name ho Henry Van Torp. They do say that ma gurt-grandfeyther were JMrttlu' against England an' were tow* prison^ er an' manied a Devan girl au' set* tied 'ereabout*'?he indicated the south? ward sweep of the moor? "but thesa be a lot of voolitfh tales to ma thhik InV-Craftsman. A Town of Macs. Scotsmen arc remarkably successful aa colonists. They are also very elah* nish. There are many prosperous set? tlements lu Greater Britain where Caledonian*? largely predominate, but the names of these localities do not carry that fact on their face. Nobody, however, can be mistaken nw to th<? prevailing nationality ia "MaesvU'.e." This 13 a town In the Cobalt district of Nova Scotia. You will be perfectly safe lu accosting anybody there thus: "1 sky, rrlac."-LQ?d.on Chronicle.