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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY VA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1909 NO. 8 DON'T WEAR A TRUSS that will sit uncomfortably, no matter what it costs; it will do you more harm than good A truss that wont stay in its place under nil conditions you get your body into should be thrown away at once. It can never be depended upon and is sure to fail you at a critical moment. We sell a truss at S2.00 that we guaran? tee under all conditions to positively retain the most complicated form of rupture pain? lessly. This truss is neither clumsey nor un? comfortable about tlie body, and wears well. All our fitting is done by an expert and our stock is most complete in every surgical re? quisite. "Wilson Bros., Druggists, Next lo Masonic Temple. STAUNTON, VIRGINIA PIANOS AUB PLAYER PI/1H0S A very large line, prices from $ J 75 upward. ORGANS The Putnam. 75 st vies from which to select. Edison and Victor Talking Machines We carry the full line of Edison Records 35c each Victor Records 35c each for 8 inch. " " 60c each for io " " " $1.00 each for 12 " Orders by mail accompanied by cash re? ceive prompt attention. Price low and Terms very easy. Everything in the Music Line. W. W. Putnam & Co. 103 West Main Street, Staunton. Virginia. The B ever Iv Book Co., begs to announce that on and after Fridaf. November 29, we will have on dbplav our annual gathering of holiday goods, including Boote, Pictures, Leather Goods, Art Goods, Brass And Japanese Goods, and manvother things that will interest Christmas shop? pers. We will be pleased to show you through our stock and are confident that you will find many things of inter? est. BEVERLY BOOK CO. 'Under ye town clock Staunton Va LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE is an unpleasant task for many. They see nothing but hardships. Why? Because they have not ihe ability NOW to com? mand a salary sufficient to permit of putting some? thing away for the evening of life. lt is to-day that preparation for future comfort should be inaugurated. Have you a future? Have you ambition? The j business world is full of opportunities for the man %ho has the proper training. We will prepare vou. . Umtali Talley Business College, Inc. J. S. Atkinson, Mgr., risonbiirff, ttor \ irginia frequently suffer great pain and misery during the change of life. It is at this time that the beneficial effect of taking Cardui is most appreciated, by those who find that it relieves their distress. It Will Help You Jts Mrs. Lucinda C. Hill, of Freeland, 0., writes: " Before I began to take Cardui, I suffered so badly I was afraid to lie down at night. After I began to take it I felt better in a week. Now my pains have gone. I can sleep like a girl of 16 and the change of life has nearly left mc." Try Cardui. AT ALL DPwUG STORES Neuralgia Pains Are the result of an abnormal condition of the more prominent nerve branches, caused by con? gestion, irritation, or dis? ease. If you want to re? lieve the pain try Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pills. They often relieve when every? thing else fails. They leave no disagreeable after-effects. Just a pleasurable sense of re? lief. Try them. "I have neuralgia headache right over my eyes, and I am really nf ni id that my eyes will burst. I also have neuralgia jiain around my heart. I have men taking Dr. Miles' Anti Pain Pills recently and (Ind they re? lieve these troubles quickly. I seldom (ind it neoeeeary tn take more than two tablet! for complete relief." MRS. KA Tl lliUI NH BARTON 1117 Valley tit. Carthage, Mo. ?'I have awful spells of neuralgia and have doctored a great deal witn out getting much benefit. For the last two years I have been taking Dr. Milos' Anti-Pain Pills and they always relieve me. I have been so bad with neuralgia that I sometimes thought I would go crazy. Sometimes lt ls necessary to take two of them, but never more and they are narc to relieve me." MRS. FERRIER, 21.T1 Lynn St., Lincoln. Neb. Your druggist sells Dr. Miles' Anti P*in Pills, and we authorize him to return the pries of first package (only) If lt falls to benefit you. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind FN1VKBSITY OF VIRGINIA HSAD STATE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM LETTERS, SCIENCES, LAW, MEDICINE, ENCINERINC $10 COVERS ALL COSTS nf Firgli.ia students of fees and tuition In either of tho academic department lowest charges in thc South. Next ses? sion begins September 10 Send forcat iogue. University Summer School opens July 18th. HOWARD WINST )H. Registrar, 5 17 07 hr Charlottesville. Va. ? If You Need a? Monument, Headstone or Marker,I get my piip;s. I will save you money. If] you need an Iron Fence, I furnish the J heit for the money. Yours to serye, H. F. Slaven, Mouterey, Va Agent, for The Clifton Forge Marble Work*. Trade Marks Designs Copyrights Ac. Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free wlietlier an invention ls probably patentable. Communica? tions strictly contldentlal. HANDBOOK on Patents sent free. Oldest aoency for securing patents. Pntonts taken through Munn & Co. receive iprclal notice, wit bout charge, lu the Scientific American, A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest cir dilation of any scientific Journal. Terms, $3 a yenr; four months, $L 8old byall neweilenlnrs. MUNN & Co.3G,Broad^ New York Crunch Office, 626 F BU Washington. D.C. Contractor and Builder Permanently Located We are prepared to do all classes of wood work, such as building HOUSES, HA HNS, STABLES, SHEDS, ETC. Let iis have your oiders for Doors and Sashes, we can save you moneY. We do all kinds of shop work. A big shop, unproved niachinerv mid dry kilo, ill fact everything that goes to make nn up-to-date and well equipped plant. Dealer in in all kinds of Lumber. Dressed Lumber a specialty. All orders receive prompt atten? tion I. B. Bussard, Monters*, Va. j The Monterey Barber Shop, i OPEN Every Day of Tho Wee*. Heir cutting, shaving, shampooing and massaging. Guarantee to please. Chas Diggs. Bar tar. Lumuku anted?Black walnut and sycamore lumber sawed strong' inch. Best Black walnut butt logs to be sawed 1 1-2 inch. Liberal prices paid. W.W.Putnam A Co., Organ Manufacturers, Staunton, Va. 4 Beer Money and Churches. In the eighteenth century there were Do temperance societies or bunds of hope, nor Rechabites aud blue ribbon anny. To be as "drank aa a lord" was tlie "height of human felicity, lt was the age of "three bottle men." of con? vivial toasts, of drinking songs. Even the church indirectly encouraged in temperance. There were certain dis? tricts where at Whitsuntide the church wardens were accustomed to levy con? tributions of malt from the parishion? ers. This was brewed into strong ale and sold in the church. The Whitsun? tide topers had, however, a pion? method la their madness, The money spent on the beor wa? expended bf the churchwardens In < burch maintenance, and the muddled roisterers no doubt believed tliem pelves to be pillars of the church even when, under the Influence of the alco? hol, they rolled upon its pavement They thought themselves supporters of the church when they wanted "sup? porting" themselves aud deemed them selves most saintly when they were most soddened. Until as recently as 1S27 (wlien the license was withdrawn) a church and public house were cov? ered by one roof at Deepdale, midway between Derby and Nottingham. A door that could be opened at will serv? ed to separate the consecrated Interior of the church from the common tap? room of the taveru!?Chambers' Jour? nal. Gocd Bait. "I got Cleveland's autograph," said the friend, "bj addressing to him a lit tie ole on his splendid work in the WhUe House auent the Russo-Japanese war?or was it something else? At any rate, I shall never forget my delight when, by return mall. Mr. Cleveland wrote: "'Dear Sir?I have read your verses with interest. They appear to me very deficient in sense and substance.' "I sent a sonnet of sympathy to Ber? nard Shaw on the failure of his play. 'His House In Order,' or some such title. Mr. Shaw replied on a post card as follows: " Thank you very much for your sou net, which seems at least sincere.* 'I once ventured to address a ron? deau to Ellen Terry. In lt I praised her beauty passionately. Miss Terry sent rae a long and interesting note of acknowledgment, jg the course of which she said: "?I notice 1 many faults and weak nesses In your rondeau, which, howev? er, made me laugh heartily.' "?Ex thanie. At Last. Mrs. Silas Bennett was a philoso? pher. On a certain dismal occasion some of the neighboring women were condoling with her. With commend? able cheerfulness she replied: "I've raised four girls au' three boys, expectiu' every time they'd be twins and red headed like their Grandpa Ben? nett, au' yet they ain't. "An' I've worried cons id'hie over smallpox breakin' out in my big fam? ily. So fer 'tain't. "Last summer doria' July an' August an' mebbe part of September I was real melouchollc, fearin' I'd got an ap peudix, but I guess I ain't. "An' through lt all lt never ouct oc? curred to me that I'd be the one to fall through them rotten old meetin' house steps an' break my leg in two places, but I be." In Extremis. Late one night a clergyman was called out to minister to an old man a worker upon the adjacent rallway who was supposed to be dying. The summons was brought by Hiiother old man, tho elder brother of the stricken one. While he was bustling about, making preparations for departure the clergyman forgot momentarily the social status of his visitor nad jisked. "Is he In extremis?" The old man was not geing to be beaten. "Aye. he's right in. your rev? erence." After a pause he added as a clincher: "Clean lu, poor chap. Righi up to the neck, sir."?Cornhill Maga zine. He Had Been There. Rodrick?Howdy, old man? We aro going on a camping trip soon. Did you ever enjoy a camping trip where you had to do jour own cooking and sleep beneath the stars? Van Albert?Nope Rodrick?What? Do you mean to say you have never been ou a camping trip? Van Albert?No. I mean to say that I never enjoyed one. - Chicago News. Hospitality. Mamma?Tommy, I see you took two pieces of cake instead of one, as I told you. Why did you do that? Tommy Well, mamma, I was playing that so? other little boy was visiting me, and I knew you wouldn't mind me giving him a piece.?Chicago News. Learning Early. A Sunday school teacher had been telling her class the story of the good Samaritan. When she asked them what the story meant a little boy said. "It means that when I am in trouble my neighbors must help me."?Uul versalist Leader. Won't Figures Lie? Mrs. Hoyle?I am just twenty-three. Mrs. Doyle?I don't see how you figure lt. You were twenty-two when you had your black silk, and you haven't had a new dress for ten years.?New York Tress. He Crowed Too Soon. She-You'll be glad to learn, dear, that I've got out of visiting our rela? tives. He?Grand! Splendid! lt hung over me like a cloud. How did you manage lt? She-Ob. 1 asked them here! If you need a pill take DeWitt's Little Early Risers. Insist on them; pentle, easv, pleasant, little pills. Sold hv K- H. Trimble. Th* Irritating Mississippi. The Mississippi ls the greatest Irri? tant in the United States. Its fickle? ness, conscious power and taunting eddles b/iug oaths to the lips of the most respectable and law abiding resi? dents along Its lower course. The greatest admirers of the river, the peo? ple who sing its praises with tlie most emphasis, are the ones who go off on a tangent of temper quickest Arbon they lind a new caving of river lc: ile headed toward tlie newest and ta >st expensive levee, built to protect great plantations, while just acroes <he stream rise worthless bluffs nod crelcei sand bars. Talk to a Mississippi ri ci man-shanty boater, pilot, ral'lsni.iu. plantation owner or city merchant?end he will bras Shout the river wonders. In bigness charms him and mskes I im feel large and elated. Bring I lm around to his awn experienced villi it, and sudileuly a shade of resentment crosses his face as he recalls a sha.ity boat wrecked by a cyclone, a stem boat magged, a rait torn Up ii so ne bend, a plantation undercut and v.v. di? ed av.av or a season's trade spoiled by an overflow and crevasse. "Wo love tbs river, damn it!" is a literal expression.?R. S. Spears in At? lantic. A Queer Tc?t. The grocer said to the applicant: "Your references aro good. Show me your style of weighing out five pounds of sugar. There's the scales." The applicant wreathed his fare In the amiable smile all salesmen wear and weighed out the sugar with dis? patch and accuracy. Ile put on too little sugar at first; he added gently a full half pound before the scale bal? anced. "You'll do." said tho grocer. "You understand the scale trick. It is plain that you learned your trade In the thorough old school way." "Yes, slr," the other answered. "I learned In the country, and almost my first lesson was thai in weighing. You must add, add, add. UH tbe beam Hp* because all (bat adding pl ????us tomer?seems to him almost Mw a ifi. But If, on the i ? . kui tra't from the quanti!} or ri customer Is affected in tho of n way?you seem to be robbing him. Ile goes away convinced that you are a stingy cheat."?New Orleans Times Democrat. Beaten at His Own Game. "A few days since," relates a solicit? or, "as I was sitting with my friend D. In his office a mau came in and said: " 'Mr. W., the livery* stable keeper tricked me shamefully yesterday, and I want to be even with him.' " 'State your case,' said D. " T asked him how much he'd charge me for a horse to go to Richmond, ile said half a sovereign. I took the horse, and when I came back he said he wanted another half sovereign for coming back aud made me pay lt.' "D. gave his client some legal ad? vice, which he immediately acted upon, as follows: Ile went to the livery stable keeper and said, 'How much will you charge for a horse to Wind? sor?' "The mau replied, 'A sovereigu.' "Client accordingly went to Wind? sor, came back by rail and went to the livery stable keeper, saying: "' 'Here ls your money.' paying him a sovereigu. " 'Where is my horse V said W. " 'He's at Windsor.' answered tho client, i h'red him only lo gj to Wind? sor.' "?Pearsou's Weekly. A Wide Rsnge. When the surgeon who happened to be spending a night at Bushby Inn had set the broken leg of the weather beaten stranger who was tho chief vic? tim of an automobile accident the patient looked up at him anxiously. "See here, doc." he said In a husky voice, "I haven't got much of any money. Would you take out your fee In trade?*" "Yes, I guess so," said the surgeon cheerfully. "What is your trade?" "Weil, I've got a number of things I can do soon as I'm on my feet again." said the patient. "I can hang window blinds, or I can put on light? ning rods, or I eau play the cornet, and I can do 'em all first rate, if I'm the one to say ltv doe."?Youth's Com? panion. Women Oyster Gatherers, The work of oyster collecting and culture is most unsuitable for women, but In france, owing to Its tedious na? ture, it does not appeal to men. Often from an early hour in the morning till late into the evening the women are standing up to their knees In water, with a strong sun beating down on them. The result ls that never a year passes without some of thom going mad and having to be hurried away to the asylums. The work ia well pall. as, Indeed, lt ought to be. while In tho ease of the few who ova beda tho profits are large, .-.nd small fortunes are quickly slnaered. Jessie. It Is related that when the young man who afterward became General Fremont ran away with and married .Tessie, Tom Benton, the great sen? ator, made terrible threats of what he would do to the young man. Ile would give him roasts and bullets, and 80 on. To all of which Mrs. Benton quietly remarked. "You had better give him Jessie, my dear." A Mean Man. Medical Mau?Jobson has done the meanest thing I ever heard of. He came to my house the other night, ate a big dinner got Indigestion and then went to auother doctor to be cured. The most wasted of all das^s ls that day on which one bas not l*ugu?4*? Chamfort. Fortune displays our virtues and our vices as light makes all objects appar? ent.?La Rochefoucauld. TRIP TOTHE ORIENT Clarence E. Edwords Touring the Eastern Countries. HE IS OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. Interestingly Written in Week? ly Letters, Which Will Ap. pear in The Recorder. Nukaulofa, Tonga, September 23: ?Eleven miles from Nukaulofa is one of the strangest sights of the island. It is so extraordinary that when I was told of it I declined to believe, but now I have seen it. It is called the "grove of the bats," and certainly is deserving of a visit from all who come this way. In the grove are some thirty larne trees, and during the day each tree is covered as thickly with flying foxes, as a goodberry is with fruit. These bats are about the size of a cat, with heavy, black fur, and with heads exactly like those of foxes. They have hooks on the ends of their wings, and all day long they hang, head downward, on the trees. At sunset they rise in an immense cloud, countless thousands of them, and fly away over the island to devastate the fruit trees. They arc fruit eating animals, and every plantation on the island suffers from their ravages. At sunrise they return to the grove some of them having flown forty miles during the night, and take their place in seried ranks on the ticer. The damage arni loss they cause on 'he island is simply enor ?'ipiu.s, but no one dare ?hool ni \'.\ sn] wa. rSjiire th< bat.-, for they | are tabu, (sa ired id ''' rongans believe that the kingdom would if the bats or the grove A'ere to ix. destroyed. Not far from the grove of the bats is another strange thing, but it is strange from a different sense. The place is called thc burial place of the Tui Tongans. They are sup? posed to be the last resting places of an ancie'nt sect, but these places were built by a people who had a better knowledge of mathematics than is possessed by the natives. They were built by a people who had mechanical appliances now un? known on the island, or anywhere else in the South Seas. There are two of these burial places, the larg? er being about two thousand feet square. Each consists of a double terrace of large coral limestone blocks, some of which measure twenty feet long, five feet wide and four feet thick. These immense Stones, weighing many tons, enclose an oblong space which is now over I grown with bushes and weeds. The i terraces are of great antiquity, for I they are covered in many places with gigantic forest trees. No one ; knows how old they are or by what race they were constructed. They ' are one of the unsolyed mysteries j of the Pacific ocean. I am of the belief that the same people built these burial places that built the stone idol which I told of in my let? ters from Tahiti. But even more mysterious and : more suggestive of a vanished race is what is called the "Haamunga," j situated about sixteen miles out of i Nukaulofa. This consists of three I Jjnmense stones, one laid across the i top of the other two, which stand j upright. These uprig.it stones are 1 about twenty feet above ground at j the top, and they stand about ten 'feet apart. The upper stone is jsmootheand shaped, and lies in two large sockets cut in the up ' rights. From all appearances these stones once formed a gateway, but every trace of other building in the vicinity has disappeared, and there is nothing to show why or by whom it was built. The natives rever? ence the place, but they have no legends regarding its origin. Soldier Balks Death Plot. i It seemed to J. A. Stone, a civil war veteran, of Kemp, Tex., that j a plot existed between a desperate lung trouble and the grave to cause his death. "I contracted a stub? born cold," he writes, "that de? veloped a cough that stuck to me, in spite of all remedies, for years. My weight ran down to 130 pounds. i Then I began to use Dr. King's New Discovery, which restored my health completely. I now weigh 178 pounds." For severe Colds, ; obstinate Coughs, Hemorrhages, i Asthma, and to prevent Pneumon? ia it's unrivaled. 50c. and $1.00. (Trial bottle free. Guaranteed bv K. H. Trimble. There is so much of interest 00 this island that were I to start to write about il all I would consume too much time, and I shall content myself with telling thus briefly of such as I lia ve described. The peo plc are kindly and polite, as are all of the natives of the South Seas, and when one takes a trip into the interior they try to make things pleasant for the visitor. Every one is treated as a guest, and the chief of the village unceremoniously turns some one out of his house and places the domicile at the disposal of the stranger. The ousted fami? ly takes this as an honor, and all the oilier natives flock around, bringing food and doing what they can to entertain the visitor. Xo pay is expected. Inuit is always good policy to give the chief a pres? ent of some trivial thing, such as a gay colored handkerchief. The man whose house has been taken should also be remembered with some slight gift. I shhall now go on to Samoa, rho beautiful land where Robes! Louis Stevenson ended his days. Clarence E. Bdwordb. ?? ? ? The Secret of Long Lin:. A French scientist has discovered one secret of long life. His meth? od deals with the blood, lint long ago millions of Americans had proved Electric Bitters prolongs life and makes it worth living. It pur? ifies, enriches and vitalizes the blood, rebuilds wasted nerve cells, imparts life and tone to the entire system. It's a godsend to weak, sick and debilitated people. "Kid* ney trouble had blighted my life for ino: ths," writes W. M. Sher? man, of C Me "but Klee red me entirely " 5oc. ar K If Tm tu bi* ?a? Audition Read aud considi i foi a D in and see if you are not yourself of a life time corni ri when you fail to secure for yourself a set of the Armlock Folding Bed Spring which contain 63 first-class springs to the set, made of the best spring steel wire, galvanised with copper Springs are warranted not to break or swag down in the middle, which is the great trouble of hundreds of woven wire springs. The Arm-Lock Folding Bed Spring has now proved to be the best sat? isfaction for the past sixteen veal's, and where they are in use they need no advertising but speak for themselves. Now don't keep put? ting this off but simply drop me a card when you want your springs and I will deliver them to your house, fit on your bed and guaran? tee a good first-class spring. One set for $3.50 Two sets for $6.75 Three sets for 810.00. and will deliver same any wherein Highland or Pocahontas county. Can fit any size or any kind of bed. Less than a full size bed is less in price according to size. I wish to thank my patrons and the public generally for former bus? iness and kindly solicit your future ordors. Address all orders to John P. Rise, Hightown. Va. Washington Once Gave L'p to three doctors: was kept in bed for five weeks. Blood poison from a spider's bite caused large, deep sores to cover his leg. The doctors failed, then "Bucklen's Arnica Salve completely cured me," writes John Washinton, of Bosquevill, Tex. For eczema, boils, burns and piles it's supreme. 2oc. at K. H. Trim? ble's. Road Letting. Until 10 o'clock, a. m., on Mon? day, March 8, 1009, the undersign? ed Committee will receive sealed bids for the construction of the 2nd and 3rd sections of theCrabbottom Alleghany public road. (1) How much per rod for tho I 2nd section, extending from end of ! present new road at top of Lantl Mountain to St. Fork, near Adam Way bright's. (2) How much per rod for 3rd section, extending from St. Fork to S top of Middle Mountain (each sec jtion to be bid on separately.) (3) How much per rod for both 'sections together. For distances and specifications apply to CL. Wagner, Com. or (i. Lee Chew, Supervisor. The Board of Supervisors reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Com I ? fc WagnC1'' lom' O. P. Chew. Foley's Orino Laxative cures constipation and liver trouble and makes the bowels healthy and reg? ular. Orino is superior to pills and tablets as it does not gripe or naus? eate. Why take anything else? Sold by Swadley Bros., Vander? pool, and by all druggists of Mon? terey.