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J I RMS, $1.00 A H'.AR IN ADVANCE Issued every Friday morning by M. H. AYOOD. murun ano raauaan T;ike Notice?By glancing at the little -dp on vour paper you will have no trouble in telling if your subscription is in arrears. For illustration we take .John Smith's name, and pa) he ls paid up to Feb. 1, lliOO, would be made to ap? pear on lllp thus, John Smith lfebOH. If yon will notice the little slip once in a v? hilo you will sa\e us the trouble of sending out statements. Always no? tice alter making remittance for the chance in thc figures, and if it is not cor? rected after two weeks, kindly notify us. Dearin mind when your subscription is over a year in arrears it will be suspen? ded until the back subscription is paid. Every tubsciiber is given a year in whit* to pay his subscription to weekly papers under the new Ruling of the Postoffice Department. Entered at the Monterey pestoffice as second-class matter rionterev,Va. Friday, Feb.lo, 1909 Into the School of Life Highland has sent forth her quota of boys and girls, and, ever and anon, new names nie added to the "Honor Boll." In fact, so accustomed has she become to reports of distinction, merit and honor, that the opposite is tho rare exception and that which occasions surprise. The heights to which they have climb? ed, the distinction won, the honors bestowed tend to reflect credit up? on their native county and cause their mountain mothers to feel proud of them. She has her D. D's. successfully occupying fields of use? fulness; her M. D's she numbersby the dozen; her legal lights are shining thoroughout the States;her contribution to the field of peda? gogy is measured by positions well filled in seminary and college; and, passing with mere mention, the scores and hundreds throughout the land, treading humbler walks, to be sure, but a large per cent of them true men and of good report, we want to call attention to a bright light which has "flashed up" on the Pacific slope and which prom? ises to east its rays across the continent: We have on our table a little vol? ume entitled "The Parchment and Other Poems,"' by R. A. S. Wade, the "California Poet," so designat? ed by the publishers, and who pre? dict that his fame is assured by this published volume. -rruureno proiessional critic? make no pretentions along that line ? nor have we any "reviewer's ta ble," but we have "sized up" the little book to our own satisfaction. It was written by a Highland boy, whose birth-place, near Mill Gap, our older readers were doubtless able to fix as soon as the name was read. He left here in early man? hood, and some insight into his life may be gotten from his own "Fore? word" in the little book. He says: "This volume was written, not for publication, but to while away the idle hours spent in caring for an in? valid companion. At the"~solicita? tion of a gentleman in the East, himself an author well-known in literary circles-and among scholars throughout the country as a force? ful writer of good books, I decided to publish it. The indulgence of the reader is therefore asked inas? much as the book is published large? ly for circulation among personal friends." If the author meant these words as any sort of an apology for hav? ing taken a quaff at the fountain of the Muses, it was, in our humble judgement, uncalled for, because, while we are incompetent to criti? cise a poetical work, we know a good thing when we see it, and we find in this little volume that met? rical, rhythmical jingle which pleas 00 tho car of ihe prosy novice, and we cannot see that it is lacking in beautiful sentiment, conception or imagination. The author's inter? est in his forefathers has, in past years, led him to make thorough research, and the results have been interesting and profitable no less to him than to his legion of kin in Highland. In his "John of Ty? rone" he spurs his Pegasus into an? cestral ages and calls upon the first known progenetor to "Come out of the silence, come un? to your own. And tell us the tales in your keeping." In fact, dreams of long ago seem to pervade the verses of this son of Highland, and we venture to say that the remaining boys and girls of his day will be able to read be? tween the lines, and will recognize more than one familiar name and incident. Unfortunately, not many of these remain to enjoy the reading, the lips that pressed the "Old Dinner Horn" being silenced forever, and none left at "The mmm Home on the HUI." Ttjeboy whq, in mature life and in old age, wheth? er as poet or statesman, refers ip tender words and endearing terras to the old homestead and its loved ones, has much of good in him, and we find ourselves wondering wheth? er the home-life, friendships and relations of those primitive, by? gone days were not specially calcu? lated to leave an indelible impres? sion, an undying memory, and whether in this day of selfishness, greed and worldliness we are not lowering the standard, falling short of the "ideal," which leaves its pleasant, fadeless impress upon heart and mind. Will the boys of today love the old homes, write of them, dream of them, picture them and long for them as do the "old boys" now passing away? Not long ago, there met by chance, in a sister state, a D. D. and a If. D. The former was a loyal as well as an honored son of Highland, and the latter, now a feeble old man, had spent soma time here during the stormy days of '61-5. An entire afternoon was spent in an interchange of recollec? tions, incidents and opinions of the county, the war-veteran's son be? ing a third party and a listener. Next day the son?himself a young physician? called at the home of a native Montereyan, a lady who resided in the town. Knowing of her loyalty, too, the young doctor, in course of conversation, remark? ed: "It is claimed, I believe, by scientists and theologians, that the Garden of Eden was located on the river Euphrates, but, since listening last evening to my father and Dr. F-, I have decided that it must have been somewhere in High? land." This incident, injected here, is net an unwarranted digression, since, to our mind, the pleasing features of Mr. Wade's book is its reminiscent character?the reflect? ed mind-picture of a happy boy? hood at the old Highland home? stead. "A fellow, born and reared in Highland has no business to try to leave" was a view expressed not long ago by one who had come back after an absence of three years. Is this spirit of loyalty true of all men everywhere? or is Highland the best place on earth? In calling attention to this High? land boy's work, we have rambled and sermonized, but it is not. an advertisement, and was unsolicited. We think it is really meritorious good reading?and it will be want? ed by many here who know of the author. It is published by the Cochrane Pub. Co., Tribune Building, New York, and the price is $1.08 by mail. Editorial Snapshots Charleston News and Courier: The agreement of the United States with Japan is that Japan shall be good, New York Post: The Czar will not purchase the Wright aeroplane on account of the revolutions of its propeller. New York Post: You can lead a Standard Oil magnate to the wit? ness stand, but you can't make him remember. Memphis Commercial Appeal: Battling Nelson wants to be a Chi? cago councilman. Nearly all pugi? lists take the downward path. \ Rochester Herald: Our national income is ample. It is our nation? al outgo that is foolish and waste? ful. Boston Record: At the price of $25 per, the managers of the Taft New Orleans banquet must be try? ing to break the solid South. Albany Journal: Perhaps, too, it was in part regard for the goat which prompted the offer to make Mr. Taft a Mason at sight, Dallas News: From this distance it looks as if the Nevada Legisla? ture is working itself into a frenzy over the Japanese question merely to keep from being overlooked by a big and busy world. Washington Post: That clergy? man who thinks that New York will be a pagan city twenty years from now is just twenty years be? hind hand. Chicago News: Scientists say that camels originated in America, which serves to explain how they happened to get a hump on them? selves. Grand Rapids Press: Persian revolutionists have condemned the shah to death. This will probably worry the shah some if he ever finds it out. Washington Post: The Sargasso Sea is missing. As a clue for the police, it might be mentioned that Castro recently passed that way on his trip to Europe. New York Mail: One way to get ahead of the alleged world-wide powder trust would be for the na? tions of the earth to form a trust not to burn any powder. SlWMjf AflllOlS FEVER. Entertaining suspicion that an outbreak of apthous fever, com? monly known as the foot and mouth disease, which made its appearance last week among a herd of cattle in Pennsylvania, may be traceable to a shipment of calves from Rock? ingham county, the Bureau of Ani? mal Industry at Washington has rushed its special agents into this territory, with instructions to make a thorough investigation. The in? spectors have been quietly at work since Friday morning. They main? tain absolute silence in regard to their operations, but it can be stat? ed on excellent authority that thus far they have found here no trace of the disease for which they are looking. A number of calves purchased one week ago today at the Balti? more stock yards and shipped into Pennsylvania are held responsible for the presence of the disease in the herd with which they were mingled. These calves were ship? ped into Baltimore, it is believed, along with a large number of'' veals'' which arrived from the Valley of Virginia and West Virginia. After reaching the stock yards the ani? mals were not kept separated, and it is therefore impossible to tell from what point the calves which went to Pennsylvania were ship? ped. For that reason it is the pur? pose of the government to trace each individual shipment aud lo? cate, if possible, the source of the disease.?Harrisonburg Daily News. TWO HOURS UNDER KNIFE. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 15.-Bish? op E. E. Hoss,of the M. E. Church i Sou th, underwent a surgical oper? ation atthe Johns Hopkins Hospital for intestine 1 trouble. At noon he was reported to be reviving from the effects of the ether ina satisfac? tory manner. Bishop Hoss was upon the table for nearly to hours, which was an hour longer than anticipated, and was due to the fact that the sur? geons found his condition much worse than had been expected. The doctors said that it would be impossible to give a definite opin? ion in the case until this evening, but so far as they could tell at this time he was resting very satisfac? torily. An instrument of remarkable qualities has just been invented by a London poultry man. He calls it a sexaphone and claims that, it is an infallible discoverer of sex. It is described as a pithball suspend? ed at the end of a piece of magnet? ized steel and copper wire with a wooden handle at opposite end. When held above a male creature the pithball rotates steadily. If placed above a female the disc swings backward and forward like a pendulum. The inventor is interested in poultry farming andstates that the instrument tells the sex of the eggs. Of course this is meant to apply to the fresh, fertile eggs. Wonder what sort of a caper it would cut when placed over one of neuter gender, first person singular, back number and objective case? C. R. Kluger, the Jeweler, 1060 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, Ind., writes: "I was so weak from kidney trouble that I could hardly walk a hundred feet. Four bottles of Foley's Kidney Remedy cleared my complexion, cured my back? ache and the irregularities disap? peared, and I can now attend to business every day, and recom? mend Foley's Kidney Remedy to all sufferers, as it cured me after the doctors and other remedies had failed." Sold by Swadley Bros. Vanderpool, and by all druggists of Monterey. Almost within the city limits of Denver, at what is known as Mili? tary Junction, two masked robbers early Saturday stopped eastbound Denver and Rio Grande passenger train No. 4 known as the Atlantic Express. Amid a fulisade of revol? ver shots from one of the robbers, the other forced the mail clerks to open the door of the car. The sec? ond robber then coolly searched ev? ery piece of registered mail in the car, threw the packages into a sack and jumped off. At the points of re? volvers the engineer, fireman bag? gageman and mail clerks were marched up the track a distance, then told to got back to their train. The robbers then disappeared with their booty. Hexamethylenetetramine The above is the name of a Ger? man chemical, which is one of the many valuable ingredients of Fo? ley's Kidney Remedy. Hexame? thylenetetramine is recognized by medical text books and authorities as a uric acid solvent and antisep? tic for urine. Take Foley's Kid? ney Remedy as soon as you no? tice any irregularities, and avoid a a serious malady. Sold by Swad? ley Bros., and by all druggists of Monterey. Three hundred persons were burn? ed to death Tuesday when the Te atro Flores of the City of Acapulco, Mexico, was destroyed, several Americans being among the victims The telegraph office was burned, and for that reason the news of the disaster has been delayed. The hearing of the famous debt case of Virginia against West Vir? ginia has, on motion of the latter, been postponed until May 4th, what eeun^ Tr*^ The Way th* Se>e?tr?Wx?P* R#*df! **?? Sun arid Start. When one lights a common sulphur match ia the dark it la worth wbllo to notice what happen*. First, Its pbos phorua glvea out faint yellow rays, and almost at the same time the sui Sta begins to bum with bluish beams. As yet the flam* yields little light, j In a moment or two the wood of the match takes Ora, and the* a stream af clear white light pours forth. Bach | of tho materials of the match?ita phosphorus, sulphur and wood -has shone in burning with a color of its own. In a street lighted by electricity and i gas the eye detects at once the dlf- ] ference between the white rays of the one and the yellow beams of the other. If nitrate of strontia ls set on fire we hare a splendid red flame. Filings of copper burn with a glow of greenish blue, and a fine, pure blue is had when filings of zlno are ignited. These and other such substances furnish the maker of fireworks with his materials. Rockets, roman candles and bombs all derive their beauty from the spe? cial tints which attend the combustion of their Ingredients. And any one who has once seen the colors peculiar to common salt, iron or antimony aa they trace themselves on the evening sky will always know what is aflame when he sees those colors again. Slr John Herschel was the first to understand that colors of this kind tell a wonderful story. He will knew how tho stars varied In tint?that Al? debaran was ruddy, Arcturus yellow and Sirius, the most glorious of all, white. Might not the colors of a body aflame, whether on earth or In the sky, really be telling us of what that body was composed? His suggestion was taken up, and ita fruit ls that marvel of Ingenuity, the spectroscope. One of its principal parts ls a prism employed to break up the hues. These hues, which are di? vided by many dark lines, make known to us that the sun and stars are built of such materials as compose our own globe. Yet more, they tell us what kind of atmosphere surrounds them and, most astonishing of all, give us the rate at which a remote star is movlug toward or from the tiny orb we inhabit?New York Herald. NEW YORK WAITERS. They 8poiled the Appetite of the I Transplanted Citizen. "These New York walters have got j on my nerves," saki a transplanted citizen from a smaller town. "Dining In the magnificent hotels and restau? rants would be a joy if some one would kindly remove tue walters while you ate. I can think of nothing but the big, black buzzards that hover over your head in Florida. "There are so many walters standing around, all In black, and they look so big aud get their faces or their hands so close to you and your dinner that you feel like throwing the china at them. When your walter has disappeared a smaller edition keeps right after you, filling your glass, removing dishes, giv? ing you more butter, and if you look away from him the head walter has his eye on you. "The most maddening thing of all to me ls the way the waiter orders your dinner for you. One took me in hand the other night, and I let him have his way Just to see what he would do to me. I hate fish, but he averred that fish was the beat thing I could eat and one particular dlah was the chef's mas? terpiece. He brought lt and, ye gods, lt was fish all greasy with a dope made of cheese and mushrooms that about finished me; but, fortunately, he only let me take two bites when he whisked my plate away and set down a salad that had several kinds of fruit laced to lettuce leaves, with strips of red and green peppers and French dress? ing over that. I barely looked at that when he took lt away in triumph and gave me an ice cream thick with chest? nuts and fruits. "Now, I dine on rare roast beef, plain lettuce and never take dessert, so you see how near be came to suiting me, 'Come again, slr,' said he. 'Not if I'm conscious,' said I."?New York Times. '* Not* a Blt Conceited. Wife?Thu are positively the most Conceited man I ever met. Hub?I con* celtedl Woman, there's not a concert? ed bone In my body. Why, another man with th<?samo abilities would be absolutely carried away with pride.? Exchange. A Cruthing Come Back. "I started to tell my wife about a Woman who made her owr? gowns." "Well?" "She capped my story with one about ia man who made a million dollars."? Louisville Courier-Journal._ Foley's Honey and Tar clears the air passages, stops the irritation in the throat, soothes the inflamed membranes, and the most obsti? nate cough disappears. Sore and inflamed lungs are healed and strengthened, and the cold is ex? pelled from the system. Refuse any but the genuine in the yellow package. Sold by Swadley Bros!, Vanderpool, and by all Druggist of Monterey. ? e?*i milln lin, np, Dlrcetorvof Highlipd Opqnty Thc rollowing li a brief synopsis of tlie Cornily of Highland, which may Imj useful to our leaden from lime lo lime Circuit (< url -reels the fourth TttM d;t\ in April, July 10th, and Nov. 10th. Judge?Geo K Andet?on, Clifton Forne < lcrk?.1. <lif Mmheny. Miperyisora?A. C. Judy, W.H. Van. e. G. Lee Chew. They meet first Monday of the month. Commonwealth Attorney?Edwin Ii. Jones. Treasurer?J. A. Jones. Surveyor?H. A. Maven. Superintendent of Poor?L. IL Way bright. Superintendent of Schools?J L Jones. Commissioner of Revenue?J A White? law. Population, 1000: white, o',269; colored, ti in. Number of voters?white; 1,196; col oied, 52. Area-^Acrcs, 280,572; sq. miles, 438. Preaching Appointments Monterey Presbyterian Church. 1st Sabbath, Monterey, ll a. m.; Pisgah, 3:00 p. m. Second Sabbath, New Hampden; ll a. m. 3rd Sabbath, Pisgah, Ila. m.; Monterey, 7:30 p. m. 4th Sabbath, Hightown, ll a.m.; New Hampden, 7:00 p. m. W. S. Trimble. M. E. Church, South, Crabbot tom Circuit. 1st Sunday, Central Church, ll a. m., Union Chapel, 3 p. m. 2nd Sunday, New Church 10:30 a.m.; Central Church, 8 p. m. 3rd Sunday, Union Chapel, Ila. m.; Central Church, 8 p. m. " 4th Sunday, Central Church, ll a. m.; New Church, 3 p. m. Thomas Cooper. Highland M. E. Church. 1st Sunday, Union Chapel, Ila. m., Crabbottom, 3 p. m. 2 nd Sunday, Wesley Chapel, ll a. m., Vanderpool, 3 p. m. 3rd Sunday, Asburry Chapel, ll a. m., Thorny Bottom, 3 p. m. 4th Sunday, Green Hill, Ila. m., Fairview, 3 p. m. J. L. Dotson, P. C. ?TO Citizens of Monterey AND HIGHLAND AND AD? JOINING COUNTIES: e solicit your patronage when visiting Staunton, Va. Rates from $2.00 per day up. New Virginia Hotel VIRGINIA: In the Clerk's Office of the circuit court of Highland county, at Rules Feb? ruary l&t, 1909. Charles P. Jones and Edwin B. Jones, partners in profession, practicing law under the style and firm name of Charles P. Jones & Son vs In Chancery F. S. Landstreet The object of this suit is to attach the estate of the defendant in the 731 acres of land lying on Allec;hahy mountain in Highland county, conveyed to the De? fendant by deed fiom H.Q. Davis and others, dated Apr. 26, 1898, and of record in the clerk's office of the circuit court of Highland county, and to subject the same to the claim of the plaintiff assert? ed in said suit. And lt appearing by affidavit, accord? ing to law, that said defendant, F. 8. Landstreet, ls not a resident of thi state, it is therefore ordered that the said F. S. Landstreet, defendant as aforesaid, do appear within fiftren dajs after due pub? lication of this order, in tne clerk's office of our said circuit court, and do what is necessary to protect his interest. Teste: J. Clifton Matheny, Clerk. Chas. P. Jones & Son, p. q. and TRADE-MARKS promptly obtained In ?J] coiu?trle?, or no fee. We obtain PATENTS THAT PAY. adverti*e them throughly, at ow expense, and adp you to succew. Send model, photo or sketch for FREE report ??ii patentability. 30 yean' practice. SUR? PASSING REFERENCES. For free Guide Rook on Profitable Patent* write to K03-50S Seventh Street, WASHINGTON, D. C. PATENTS PROCURED AND DEFENDED. Bend model, drawing or photo, for expert aearcb and freo report. Proa adVire, bow to obtain patent*, trade marka, copyright*,?te., ,N ALL COUNTRIES. Business direct with Washington saves time, money and often the patent. Patent and Infringement Practice Exclusively. Write or come to ui at 623 Klnth Strut, opp. United State Patant Offlc, WASHINOTON, D.C. GASNOW RUGS, LINOLEUMS AND MATTINGS We are now showing our New Spring Line of Kabo, Axminster and Wilton Velvet Rugs in all sizes at lower prices than ever known. Our Linoleum for Bath Rooms, Kitchen, Dining Rooms and Halls can't be surpassed in the city. As for mattings we haye a big variety of patterns In the newest and best quality of China mattings and will be glad to quote prices on above goods at any time. SHRECKH1SE & CO.. Phone 636 - - Staunton, va. r i is the part subject to tlie mo.st wear. You will find the soles of all shoes sold here made of the Best Oak Tanned Leather, which means than in addition to style and comfort, you get long wear out of the .shoes bought hore. You could afford to pay a little more for such shoes, but we don't charge that little more. Our prices are as low as the lowest. Armstrong Shoe Co. West Main St. Staunton, Va Place Your Banking 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 all. 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 (EtiizW i&rmk nf JJnfkkttfr, Int. Monterey, Va. "Standard" PORCELIAN ENAMELED BATH AND LAVATORIES are always preferred for the most modern homes, because they insure better sanitation and greater satisfaction in use than any other plumbing equipment made. Let the Monterey Water, Light, & Plumbing Co. Equip your home, store or office. Price reasonable. TELEPHONES We are agents for Sumter telephones, and will be pleased to have your order. We can save you money and make talk? ing a pleasure. We are also agents for the Acetytlene light. Any time it suits you we will be pleased to show you the light and make prices. MONTEREY WATERTIGHT & PLUMBING CO. Long Distance Phone No. 4 Mutual 0 Office and Sales-Room opposite Recorder Office, If you want to get RESULTS advertise -in the There is no better way to reach the people of Highland and adjoining counties than through a RECORDER Ad. Subscription price, $1.00 per year. Advertising Rates on application. Address HIGHLAND RECORDER, Monterey, Va.