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Highland recorder. (Monterey, Highland County, Va.) 1877-1972, February 19, 1909, Image 2

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Issued every Friday morning by
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
"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
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
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
New York Post: The Czar will
not purchase the Wright aeroplane
on account of the revolutions of its
New York Post: You can lead a
Standard Oil magnate to the wit?
ness stand, but you can't make him
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?
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?
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.?
A Cruthing Come Back.
"I started to tell my wife about a
Woman who made her owr? gowns."
"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
? 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.
Treasurer?J. A. Jones.
Surveyor?H. A. Maven.
Superintendent of Poor?L. IL Way
Superintendent of Schools?J L Jones.
Commissioner of Revenue?J A White?
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.
Citizens of Monterey
e solicit your patronage when
visiting Staunton, Va. Rates from
$2.00 per day up.
New Virginia Hotel
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.
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?
Rook on Profitable Patent* write to
K03-50S Seventh Street,
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,
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.
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
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
No matter how small, no matter how large, it will have
careful attention, our patrons receive every courtesy and
the range of prudent banking.
(EtiizW i&rmk nf JJnfkkttfr, Int.
Monterey, Va.
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.
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.
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
Monterey, Va.

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