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VOL. XXXII MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY VA., FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1910 NO. 17 I Remedies are Needed A?cre we perfect, which we r.re not, medicines would not often ho seeded. But since our systems linve be? come weekeood, impelled oad broken down through indiscretions which have ?or:c on from the early ages, ...rough countless genetetiexa, remedies are needed to cid Nature ia correcting our inherited and otherwise acquired weaknesses. To reach thc 6eut of stomach weakness and consequent digestive troubles,' there is nothing so good as Dr. Titree':, Golden Medical Discov? ery, a f.lyceaio compound, extracted from native medic? inal root3?so!d for over f^rty years with great satisfaction to all users. For ^\eak Storuoch, Biliousness, Liver Complaint, Pain in the Stomach after eating, Heartburn, Bad Breath, Belching of food, Chronic Diarrhea and other Intestinal Derangements, the "Discovery" u a time-proven and moat efficient remedy. The genuine has on its outside wrapper tho Signature ^S^wHQ, You can't afford to accept a secret nostrum as a substitets for this non-alco? holic, medicine of known composition, not eveu though the urgent dealer may thereby make a little bigger profit. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets regulate and invigorate stomach, liver and bowels. Sugar-coated, tiny granules, easy to take as caudy. ri ri I UH I II HI ? 1 1 1 1 il 11 I lil! "J LLLulllIU UUIII BATH ROOM SUPPLIES, PIPE Al FITTINGS, TELEPHONES and Batteries, and everything in the Telephone line. If you have an old telephone have it repaired, or trade it in on a new one. Don't buy a cheap telephone but by the best. If you have 'phone trouble, call and see me. Information given free. W. F. KYLE, W. Main Street. Monterey, Va. as jot w-W'* Zs '??,::???". ', :^r T--^Z ?:'?'". fW^'-j'-; ^w p i ? i j can save money anti get better material, bel ter workmanship and a more artistic de? sign, by buying a mon ii ment o r beadstoi e I rom me If yon need ap iron fence, I furnish the lies' for the money. \Y. E. NXYUF.R, Ilighl-wn Va , Agent For The If in*<iii Mm hie Work* SPECIAL PROPERTIES FOR SALK. 1. Farm and mill, at station, 160 acres good lind, brick dwelling and all outbuildings; mill 36x40, 4 stories with elevators and necessary machinery for grinding corn and wheat. Fine custom. Price $9,000. Important to sell at once. 2. Level farm in a beautiful section, 575 acres, about 400 cleared, bal? ance limber. Very go.d land, easily cultivated aud productive in grass and cereals. Comfortable frame house, outbuildings, 3 miles hom station. See thia farm and you will buy it. Will offer $22.50 per acre. 3. Do you wish a largo body of good hind in a splendid region, whese property is increasing in value? Examine with us 775 acres; mod? ern machiney can l?e used on most of it; much of farm in good con c.-.ndita.n; 10 room dwelling; nice home; .'. miles from station. $20,000 will prul ably bo accepted^ Immediate correspondence about these and other properties is solicited. Ad\Ue us where you wish to lot-ate, the amount you desire to In? vest, and information will be promptly sent. Our register is free. H. W. HII.LEARY & CO., - - - Charlottesville, Va. Faced Women Yen ladles, who have pale faces, sallow complexions, dark circles under eyes, drawn features and tired, worn out expressions, you need a tonic. The tonic you need is Cardui, the woman's tonic. It is the best tonic for women, because its ingredients are specifically adapted for women's needs. They act on tlie womanly organs and help to give needed strength and vitality to the worn-out womanly frame. Cardui is a vegetable medicine. It contains no min? erals, no iron, no potassium, no lime, no glycerin, no dan? gerous, or habit-forming drugs of any kind. It is perfectly harmless and safe, for young and old to use. icUC J 43 The Woman's Tonic dui, "After my doctor had done all he said he could for me," writes Mrs. Wm. Hilliard, of Mountainburg, Aik., "I took Car? on the advice of a friend, and it helped me so much. "Before taking Cardui, 1 had suffered from female troubles for five years, but since taking it, I am in good health. "1 th'nk there is some of the best advice in your book that I ever s<av." Your druggist sells Cardui. Try it Write to: Ltd**' Advisory Dept. Ch^inooga Medicine Co.. Chattanooga. T;nn.. for Special Imiructh/ns, anU <>4-.>aj;e book, "Home Treatment foi Women," seat iree. 1 Milo Maize For Horses. The farmer who plants a good acre ge of milo has practically insured for imself a good supply of gralu for his i-ork teams. Horses and mules have food hard work well all summer, such s breaking prairie, with uo grain but Hilo. Horses doing heavy farm work hon ld he given three good feeds of nilo grain a day. Milo In the head ls miall? fed. one-half more heads being . iven at a feed than would be given I ars of cons. Most teamsters prefer i) feed milo in the head to horses, cut log the mala stem off close to the rad. The main stem of the head and lie many little stems that bold the pedi force the horses to do a large mount of chewing before the feed can e swallowed, and this mastication rinds the grain aud mixes lt with lie saliva, greatly increasing the pt?* ortion digested. The seeds of nillo are small, and rberp the thrashed seed is fed to t-rnefl lt is chewed very little, and indi of tlie seed passes through un igested. Feeding milo lu the ImmiI aves all expense of preparation, mid he small steins of Hie brail ratetl Witll he grain seem to nhl in dilnilug th?* rain in the stomach, makin*; it more iyestible. THE SHEPHERD tirade I tie Morl; just as uirefnliy as ou grade the dairy herd. Wend ont he poor animals ami keep thc nest. Judicious Feeding Necessary. A Sock will go tbrougb a winter heltered by ntl opiMi nImh!. ImH no lock ever came out nf a winter Id hrifty condition without judicious eeding. Shearing Machines' Worth. Shearing machines beat hand shear ng every time. They are not expen ive. and they cause fewer wounds nd do the work more evenly than the vemge farmer eau do with the old ashioned shears. Easy to Build ? Feed Rack. A good ra< k for '"edlng sheep con ie made by almost any sensible farm r. About all that is needed ls a sup iort for the hay so tim* lt shall not all to the ground r*ad be wasted and Iso be handy for the sheep to get at. Gains In Lambs. Lambs which are well cared for In he spriDg and which have ? run on ood grass aloue when six months old hould average from MO to IOC) pounds nd at eighteen months, with good are. should average 130 to 100 ounds. Attend to the Wounds. Sheep become lacerated ou wire ences or other objects. Watch the rounds carefully and If maggots ap. ear wash the wounds with a weak olution of carbolic acid and water, f the wounds are deep aud difficult i reach inject the solutiou with a mall Riant syringe USE ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE, The antiseptic powderto be shaken into the shoes, f you have tired, achin? feet, try Allen's Foot-Ease, j t rests the feet and makes new or tight shoes easy. I 'ines aching, swollen, hot, Bleating feet. Helieves ' oms and bunions of all pain and gives rest and I prnfort. Always use it to Break in New shoes. I ry it to-day. Sold everywhere, _5 cts. Don't , Kept any substitute. For FHEE trial oackage, Jdrvss Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. ' rhoQsands Have Kidney Trouble and Never Suspect it How To Find Oat. Fill a bottle or common glass with your vater and let it staud twenty-four hours; a brick dust sedi? ment, or settling, stringy or milky appearance of ten indicates au un? healthy condi? tion of the kid? neys ; too fre? quent desire to pass it or pain in he back are aiso symptoms that tell you he kidneys and bladder are out of order nd need attention. T7hat To Do. There is comfort in the Luov.led~c so ftes expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's wamp-Root, the rrcat kidney remedy, ulfills almost every wish in correctit'er heumatfcm, pain in the back, kidneys, i ver, bladder and every part of thc urinary assage. Corrects inability to hold water nd scalding pain in passing it, or bad fleets following use of liquor, wine or eer, and overcomes that unpleasant ne essity of being compelled to go often Iirough the day, and to get up many mes during the night. The mild and nmediate effect of Swamp-Root is aon realized. It stands the highest be ause of its remarkable ealth restoring prop rties^ If you need a f^S.iSJ.ajii-S: ledicme you should |S5!2236;j!l!2_;"" ave the best. .Sold by ruggists in fifty-cent nd one-dollar sizes. You may have a sample bottle sent free ymail. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bing amton, N. Y. Mention this paper and -member the name, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp- ' oot, and the address, Binghamton, I. Y., on every bottle. ,CT Unfit CAD Sel< '" ?onr f,,rs' ???? iIC I 171 UnC rUll **"*"nd hi'i("<- wepar ? ?*? iii wilta ? WIS Ul0re for them thun any 'flllD CUD otber buyer in sny other town or UlJn lUSi city in the world. Furs or bides ~ " bri nu from 10 to 60 per cent, more >re than If you send them el se* hers and twice what u can get at home, no matter where you live. If yon ap or buy fur send today for our big free catalogue, uppers' cuideand niHrketrenmt. Free for the asking id worth mony }* to you. Write today; thia Bay uot .pearagain. 0opry H,de ^ Fup Co . O. Box No. 4a, i Corry, Pa. fou Don't Want a better SPRING BED ! than the ^rm-lock Folding lade, sold end warranted y JOHN F. HISE, j Hightown, Va.i ./, JL- A ...__. EXPERT POTATO CULTURE. Specialist Gives Hints For Growing Tubers on Irrigated Land. One of the recent farmers' bulletins issued by tlie department of agricul? ture is written by E. H. (jrubh of Carbondale, Colo., an expert grower, who says: The Improved planters of today open the furrow, drop the seed, cover it, dru. the dirt over the seed and (^ark the next furrow. Lgggch a plain* pj Ira wu hy two horses. Tb*'J liter plant! the potatoes about two or two , Mid one half Inches below thc surface ! ;>f the soil. Experiment* with potatoes ] planted in rows all the way from thir ly-six to forty-two inches apart indi- i cate that the best distance depends upon the seasonal conditions and type sf soil. It is a problem for naen grow* pr to solve for himself. The distance ipaii thc potatoes should he plained In the row also depends so much upon the variety, the fertility of the soil, j the availability of water, etc.. that seen farmer must determine this from ' lils own experience. 1 plant them I Sight inches apart in rows thirty-six ' Inches apart. This gives the largest j tonnage of potatoes of desirahle size. The writer's experience has been that , seed of large size (two to six ounces) jin .duce strong, vigorous shoots, as they furnish an ample supply of plant j food to sustain a strong and vigorous growth until the feeder roots can take jp the foot! from the soil. During the last two years the nest results were obtained from planting medium sized whole seed. While the cost of the seed has Peen considerably irreator, the stand has been approxi? mately perfect. Experience has prov? ed that from one or two eyes only are sprouts developed in uncut seed. The seed end furnishes a strong vine. The jther eyes usually remain dormant. One of thc greatest advantages of using whole seed is the protection from disease which may be present In the soil and which may attack the more tender exposed parts of tlie cut ?eed. As soon as possible after the pota ocs are planted the cultivator should ye started. This implement has four (hovels, each four or five Inches wide md about fifteen inches long, two on >aeh side of the row. and ls drawn by DIGUWO POTATOES ON IHRJGATKD LAND. two heavy horses. These shovels diould run as dose as possible to the limited tubers without disturbing hem. The first cultivation adds to he depth of the dirt over the seed ind permits the use of a light smooth? ing harrow without disturbing the tu hers. The cultivator also loosens the soil on each side of the row and better fits it for the potato roots which will soon invade lt. After this the potatoes should be hallowed once a week, if possible, Irst lengthwise of the rows and then J across, until the vines are five to six inches high. After this the cultivator ls used, but is not run so deep as at the first cultl ratlon. Frequent shallow cultivation ;eeps tho surface of Ihe soil loose. ?onserves the moisture and gives a ?hance for the root system to spread. PREPARING CORN FOR HOGS. Iowa Bulletin Offers Valuable Sugges? tions to Farmers. In the corn belt, where corn is tlie principal hog food and hogs one of tlie principal farm products, the best method of preparing corn for feeding to hogs is a question worthy of the itteniion of every farmer. The most oaimoii method of feeding corn is in the ear just as it comes from thc crib. Other methods that are often used are shelling and soaking, grind? ing and feeding dry, grinding and soak? ing and grinding together with thc .ob. It ls estimated that lt took a hundred million bushels of corn to feed the hogs of Iowa last year, ac? cording to a bulletin from the Iowa experiment station. To have shelled ind ground this corn would have cost 13,000,000. In order to find out wheth? er or not such an expenditure would j tie Justified the animal husbandry sec- ; tlou of tlie Iowa experiment station j conducted a series of experiments In | which corn prepared in all these dif? ferent ways was fed to both young ' ind old hogs. These experiments, I tvhich were conducted during 1907 and 1008. produced some interesting and j raluable results. The data and cou- i ?lusions obtained from th^se esperi- j Dents have been published In bullo tin No. 106. A careful study of this j mlletin will be of groat value to every _0g grower in the corn belt and give i definite basis on which to plan fu? ture feeding operations. Copies cnD lie obtained from Director C. P. Cur- j ttes, Iowa experiment station, Ames, ? Ia., as long as the supply lasts. \ wirfr-Btretcher we kindly ask Borrowed: Oiir onie time ago, am hem to return same V. B. Bishop & (fo ? AUTO TRUCKS FOR FARM. Hardy Horseless Vehicle Gradual!} Coming Into Agricultural Use. Ono of the latest developments Ii the automobile truck for heavy haul ing ou the farm. The accompanyini illustration shows one of these bij gasoline driven vehicles doing heav: duty on a Virginia farm where uuti a few years ago the patient ox teau drew the big loads. That the aut< truck ls penetrating the byways of th< south is a significant sign of the times Pot some years the horseless dray ha: been at work on many of the grea western farms. Now it is becomiuj known in older communities. The auto truck where the roads an fairly good is of inestimable servici ALTO TRUCK FOR FARM HAULING. In hauling produce to town and ii conveying machinery or banding ma terlal from one part of the farm ti another. Some farmers who have ac quired this convenient vehicle help t< pay for it by hiring its services ti their neighbors upon demand. Of course the cost of a farm trucl is too high at present for the smal farmer to find it a paying proposition but each year the price is decreasing while it is said the serviceability o; the trucks increases. CURIOUS FARM FACTS. Tulips will bloom bettor in the housi if they are left until after New Year'i to make roots. A sensation In potato growing hai been created in the neighborhood o Ridgely, Md., or at Richardson, a sub urb, by the discovery that potatoei grown in a barrel yield enormously. A white duck owned by C. W. Wint zler of Bridgeport, Conn., is normal ii all respects save that it has no breast bone and over its breast feathers havi never grown. The skin at this poln ls thin aud almost transparent, am underneath this shallow protection oin san see plainly the fowl's heart action Making bulbs blossom In the hous in winter ls one of the easiest process es lu the world and adaptable even t> city apartments, which is saying th last word about house plants. Hya Cintba will bloom within a mouth in i Tye glass or a bowl of pebbles. Yoi can buy the whole thing ready to fll with water and set on your mantel piece for 30 cents. On account of the starch they con tain potatoes are valuable as food The potato tuber consists mainly of i mass of cells filled with starch and en circled by a thin, corky rind. Tb chief value of the potato as an articli of diet consists in the starch it con tains and to a less extent In tho pot ash and other salts. The quantity o nitrogen lu its composition ls small. There was never a farm touched bj an Interurban trolley line but that it: value was greatly increased. Karn lands on interurban lines have ad ranced to a>s high as $2!X) per acre. Tin trolley converts a country home lut< a suburban home. Thousands of peo pie move Into the country with theil families, where they live the yeal round, while their work ls in the city. If the young men who are brough up cn the farms do not want to sta; there lt ls up to them, but there an 200.000 more farms in the country nov than there were ten years ago. ant there are &O0O.O00 of them now, v.itl 30,000,000 people making a fine liveli hoed thereby. Y.'e cannot find it In ow hearts to pity the "poor farmer." Hi ls getting along all right and if Iii; sou ls wise he will stay by him. The Baldwin apple first grew as j chaine needling ou the farm of a Jobi Ball iu eastern Massachusetts and wai later brought Into prominence by i Colonel Baldwin. These facts are stat cd 0U a handsome monument whlcl was a few years ago erected on tb spot where this first seedling tre< grew, and the millions of Baldwin: which have been grown since lb birth of this first tree in about 1744 are direct descendants of it. Age of Apple Trees. A good four-year-old apple tree, 1 well grown and dug carefully, is a de sirablc tree for a town lot or the vii lage garden, but is not to be recom mended for orchard planting. It ii too expensive, as the grower mus have a big price for it to pay him foi use of land and lubor to grow, dig am pack such a tree. It is too large t< handle properly and plant In the or chard, and the shock ls too great foi such a large tree to be removed af tel growing four years lu a crowded nurs ery row. The chances are all agalns the tree being of desirable shape, anc there ls but little chance for the plant er to get lt into the desired shape o the modem orchard tree. The ver. best tree to plant in the orchard is i good one year tree. Such a tree shoulc be from three to five feet high, accord lng to variety, some varieties makin* much more growth than others In th< same soil. The roots of this ono yeal Mee are ready to take right hold o: the soil and commence to grow. Th< top of this one year tree te easily form ed to any desired height aud shapi that suit the owner and ls to bc pre ferred to any other size or age of tree Set side by side, lt will bear a crop o: fruit before the older and larger tree. Men's, boys' and youth's reach made clothing at Highland Merc.it: tie Co'b. 8ubget.befor the RECORDER HALLEYS COMET. Size. 1,000,000 times larger than the earth. Speed. Millions upon millions of miles a day. Character. The comet is composed of three parts?nucleus, head an tail. The head is of the same composition as the tail, only denser. The head is so transparent that stars can be seen shining through it. Nothing is known of the composition of the nucleus. The Tail. It is composed of gas and minute particles of metal not unlike dust. Should the tail be long enough, when, on May 18th, the comet cuts through the plane of the earth, to reach the earth, the effect would be a fine display of luminous vapor. Time or Passage. Between 7:30 and 8:30 on the evening of May 18th the comet will pass between the earth and the sun. As the sun sets in Virginia on that date at 7:15, the World Almanac says it cannot be witness? ed in this state, but might be seen from California, Hawaii, Philip? pines and Japan, although it may be possible that at that time it will not be able to be seen even with the telescope. Distance. At the time the comet passes through the plane of the earth it will be 78,360,000 miles from the sun, 14,640,000 miles from the earth, and the tail, which always streams away from the sun, would have to be more than 14,640,000 miles long to envelop the earth, and it may not be that long. The comet reaches its nearest point to the sun about the middle of April. Collision Impossible. While the orbits of the earth and the comet cross each other, they are not in the same plane. In oth? er words, it is no ''grade crossing." Thus, no collision of the earth and comet is possible. The Best Views. The best views of the comet for the general public will be from the middle of May, when it will be seen with the naked eye just before dawn a little south of where the sun rises and a little distance above the horizon; and again for a couple of weeks after May 18, when it will appear just after sunset, a little south of west and at a considerable height above the horizon. Finest Spectacle-The most in? teresting spectacle is expected to be afforded on May 1, when the comet nears Venus. The planet and the comet will be the same dis? tance from the earth and every one will be able to note their relative sizes. To see the comet then, one will have to be up before five o'clock in the morning. In fact, only the early risers will see the comet before it passes between the earth and the sun. Once Nearer.- In* 1835 Halley's comet came within 5,000,000 of the earth. As it did not then pass be? tween the earth and sun, the tail was pointed in another direction. The tail always paints away from the sun. No. Danger.? Eminent astrono? mers say there is no danger. It is not known for cerlain, when the comet passes between the earth and sun, whether or not the tail will be long enough to reach and envelop the earth. A California chemist claims to have discovered cyanogen gas (a deadly poison) in the tail. Prof. Fiost, of the Yerkes observa? tory, says: "The density of the comet is about the density of the vacuum in an electric bulb, and there cannot possibly be enough poisonous gas in it to hurt a fly." AIRSHIPS TERRIFY ANIMALS. All animals are terrified by air? ships. Partridges, quail and other igame birds crouch and hide, while j domestic fowls titter loud warning ' notes the instant they perceive the i monstrous bird of prey. The Swe? dish aeronaut, Van Hoff ken, while sailing at a moderate elevation, ob? serves that elks, foxes, hares and ! other wild animals fled at his ap? proach, and that dogs ran howling I into the house. While the Zeppe? lin III was going from Dusseldorf - to Essen, the aeronauts on board ' noticed that horses and cattle gal? loped franticly over the fields on *' catching sight of the airship. TO BUILD A FINE ROAD. A plan of road building is being worked out in the state of Wash? ington worthy of imitation in other parts of the country. The Good Roads Association of Spokane thought out the plan, and work toward its realization will be start? ed this year. With the dispatch shown in doing things of this kind in the Northwest, the road will probably be built out in three years. It is proposed to construct a speedway and driving road be? tween Spokane, Wash., and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, a distance of 31 miles, at an expense of $10,000 to the mile. Funds for the improve? ment will be raised by assessment of the property contiguous to the highway and that specially benefit ted by it in the two states, bills for the purpose having already been presented in legislatures of the two states. The road is plannnd 60 feet wide and to be constructed on the general plan of the macadam pike. A novel feature of the highway will be its shade trees. In the first place, the road will have on each side a line of apple trees 40 feet apart, and between them will be English elms. The idea of the tip? ple trees is to show upon the high? way one of the principal products of the country and furnish to strangers in the land an example of the apple culture of the state. At intervals along the road will be fountains to furnish water for man and beast and some attention will be given to providing foot paths and bicycle paths along the side of the highway. JThe proposed road taps four small towns, and when complete will be one of the finest pieces of road in the North? west. NOTICE. The road contractors in Bluegrass district are hereby reminded that their roads are to be worked up ac? cording to contract by May 1st. Weather conditions having been so favorable, the com'r will be slow to accept any excuse from contractors who are behind with their work. Please be prompt and fulfill your contract in spirit, if not in letter, making it possible for me to recom? mend, with pleasure, payment as per contract. I cannot recommend payment to delinquents. Claude D. Newman, Com'r Road* Bluegrass District. Resolutions At a meeting of the stockholders and directors of the First National Bank of Highland held at the bank? ing house at Monterey, Va., April 19, 1910, the following resolutions were adopted: Whereas, Jared A. Jones, who, from the time of its organization to his death, served .as the faithful and efficient cashier of this insti? tution, Resolved. 1. That we unani? mously and sorrowfully deplore the tragic circumstances of his death. 2d. That his systematic and business like methods in the finan? cial conduct of this bank have been a considerable factor in bringing it to its present high standard of effi? ciency. 3d. That we greatly appreciate the fidelity, patience, courtesy and ability ever displayed in his work and his association with every one connected with this institution and that we will ever cherish the mem? ory of our association with him. 4th. That we have always found him kind and considerate in the performance of the duties of his office, a friend to those seeking his advice, regardless of their station in life, a safe advisor in all things financial, a true and faithful guar? dian of the interests of the bank and all those who sought it as a means in the transaction of finan? cial business. 5th. That we extend to the be? reaved family and friends our hearty sympathy, that a copy here? of be sent to his family, a^copy be entered in the records of this bank, and a copy be furnished the High? land Recorder for publication. J. A. Whitelaw, / I. H. Trimble, Com. O. P. Chow, \ There arrived in New York last week and were placed on tl e mar? ket 891 carcasses of frozen mt.Mon from far-off New Zealand. This mutton paid a duty of 1 1-2 cents a pound before being received in New York. Royal Kiliff, the Kentucky sad? dle horse, will make the season of 1910, at H. P. Patterson's stable, Monterey, at New Hampden, Va., and at my stable 2} miles south of Hightown, Va. Insurance, $15.00. f.ee J. ?Wimer.