MONTEREY. HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1920
' NO. 17
HIGHLAND COUNTY DIRECTORY.
County and District Officers:
Henry W. Holt, Judge of Ciicuit
Court, Staunton, Va.
Terms of Court ? 4th Tuesday in
April, 2d Tuesday July, 2d Tuesday
Andrew L. Jones, Commonwealth At
torney, Monterey, Va.
W. H. Matheny, Clerk, Monterey, Va.
W. N. Bird, Sheriff, Monterey, Va.
H. M. Slaven, Treasurer, Monterey,
J. W. E. Lockridge, Commissioner of
Revenue, Monterey, Va.
1 I. L. Beverage, Co. Surveyor, Monte
W rey, Va.
Walter MuHenax, Supt. of Poor, Crab
bottom, Va. ? * - ?
R. E. Mauzy, Supt. of Schools, High
John M. Colaw, Commissioner of
accounts, Monterey, Va.
Blue Grass District
J. W. Hevener, Supervisor' (Cbvm.)
Lee J. Wimer, Overseer of Poor, Crab
Ben H. Colaw, Constable, Crabbottom
D. O. Bird, Justice, Valley Center, Va.
E. D. Swecker, Justice, Monterey. lit]
M. K. Simmons, Justice, Crabbottom,
A. J. Terry, Supervisor. Trimble, Va.
Arthur Ilevener, OvcrsOer of Poor.
Monterey, Va. \ . ..
J. H. Samples, Justice, Monterey, Va.
I. D. Gutshall, Justice, Vanderpool,
J. II. Burns, Justice, Bolar, Va.
J. H. Armstrong, Supervisor, McDow
J. W. Simmons, Constable, Headwa
Lurty Armstrong, Overseer of Poor,
Doe Hill, Va.
L. M. Pope, Justice, Doe Hill, Va.
G. A. Propst, Justice, McDowell.
Robert Shumate, Justice, Mcdow
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Head of Public School System of Va.
DEPAR'.- MENT REPRESENTED
College, Graduate, Law. Medicine,
LOAN FUNDS AVAILABLE
to deserving students. $. 0.00 covers
all costs to Virginia students in the
Academic Department. Srnd for cat
HOWARD WINS ; ON, Registrar
Dr. Chas. S. Kramer and E. G. Herold
Marlinton, - - - W. Va.
We are prepared to do all kinds
of dental work at prices consistent
with cost of materials and higb
class efficient work. All work guar
anteed. ' ,
Says 65 year Old Kentucky Lady, Who Tells How She Was Relieved
After a Few Doses of Black-Draught.
I - ; . &
Meadorsville, Ky. ? Mrs. Cynthia
! Higginbotham, of this town, says: "At
I my age, which is G5, the liver does
! not act so well as when young. A few
year3 ago, ray stomach was all out of
fix. I was constipated, my liver'
didn't act. My digestion was had, and
i it took so little to upset me. My ap
| petite was gone. I was very weak...
I decided I would give Black
Draught a thorough trial as I knew it
J was highly recommended for this
| trouble. I began taking it. I felt
: better after a few doses. My appetite
| improved and I became stronger. My
j bowels acted naturally and the least
! troulle was soon righted with a few I
doses of Black-Draught"
Seventy years of successful use has
made Thedford's . Black-Draught a
standard, household remedy. Every
member, of every family, at times,
need the help that Black-Draught can
give in cleansing the system and re?
lieving the troubles that come from
constipation, indigestion, lazy liver,
etc. You cannot keep well unless your
stomach, liver and bowels are in good
working order. Keep them that way.
Try Black-Draught. It acts promptly,
gently and in a natural way. If you
feel sluggish, take a dose tonight
You will fe3l fresh tomorrow. Price
25c. a package ? One cent a dose
All druggists. J. 60
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We are now in the market for several thousand
lit od sound No 1 Oil and Coca Cola Barrels of
hardweod description; can pay attractive prices
ior same. >
Also want beef hides, horse hides, call* skins,
tallow, rags, rubber, metals, scrap iron. etc.
We are always in the market and pay the high
est cash market prices. '
Remember, The Old Reliable House of Klotz
AMOS KLOTZ "
Phone 638' Staunton, Va.
Wf CAN S
By making your old Clothing ser
= viceable. We are doing it for
thousands of others. Why not
= 'notfoi? We believe atrial will
I convince you.
OfER'S, CLEANERS AND DYERS
? to figure why
You should know why Camels
are so unusual, so refreshing, so
satisfying. First, quality ? second,
Camels expert blend of choice Turkish
and choice Domestic tobaccos which
you'll certainly prefer to either kind
smoked straight I
Camels blend makes possible that
wonderful mellow mildness? yet all the
desirable body is there ! And, Camels
never tire your taste !
You'll appreciate Camels freedom
from any unpleasant cigaretty after
taste or unpleasant cigaretty odor 1
For your own satisfaction compare
Camels puff by puff vsith any ciga
rette in the world at any price !
Cancels are sold everywhere in scientifically sealed packages of 20 ciga
rettes; or ten packages ( 200 cigarettes) in a glassine-paper-covered
carton. We strongly recommend this carton for the home or office
supply or when you travsl.
R. J, REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Wiiuton-Salem. N. C.
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(?, 1920, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
Neil Mackenzie was the biggest,
broadest lad in Winsbury, with the
crispest . dark hair and the clearest
blue eyes.* He had that combination
of strength and boyishness which wom
en love, and could easily have been
very much of a ladies' man had lie
not been as bashful as lie was hand
some. Girls adored his lithe virility,
nnd he received an early invitation to
all of. the Winsbury merry-makings.
Rut the presence of the other sex in
variably turnel Neil from a living,
laughing Hermes to a frozen statue.
And to make things worse, lie was
very much in love with Cecily.
Cecily was a wee bit of a lassie,
honey-colored as to hair, violet-hued as
to eyes, apple-blossojny as to cheeks.
A pretty air of dignity tried to cor:
tradict her little-girl figure, and she
was, according to an enthusiastic
friend, "just swee't!" And if she had
the appearance of a tinted marble
Venus she must have had some of the
attributes also, for none of the many
suitors Winsbury and other towns of
fered had made the slightest impres-'
sion on the cool littie heart under her
dainty laces. She accepted their de
votion graciously, was the merriest and
most-fun-loving of the younger set, but
always with a fastidious reserve that
let none farther than the rest.
That is, until Neil began shyly to
show his heart. With him she never
coquetted, his invitations she never re
fused, toward him she showed a sweet
and simple liking; .and soon tiie big,
dark lad and the small, fiowerlike girl
were seen together very* often indeed
setting out for a country walk or
drifting through the rhythm of a
But this very friendship puzzled
Neil. It was so different from her
treatment of other, lovers ; and it never
occurred to him that her feeling for
him might be different also. To his
mind her laugh was the most joyous
thing on earth, and herself the dear
est. But he feared to tell her lest it
end their friendship; so they were pals
through the sparkling January days
and the wistful April ones, with no
hint of anything deeper.
When .Tune came he could stand it
no longer. He decided to take the big
chance, tell her, then if she couldn't
| marry him, go where his profession of
engineer promised success. How should
be ask Gecily? He never could hart
his heart, with those purple eyes c.i
him ; a letter was so impersonal and
cold ; there should be no third party's
'blundering, and these were the only
orthodox methods of proposing, un
Neil rushed to the nearest music
store, purchased a blank record and
had it on the vietrola at home before
the slow of the wonderful inspiration
had time to dull. Into the little disk
he spoke his love ? straightforward,
yearning, tender, as he could never
have expressed It to her in person.
Visioning a star-eyed girl in the shad
ows, he told how he cared for her with
the simple, honest love of a cTean
heart, how eager he would work to
make her happy; but if she didn't,
couldn't love liim, she was not to foel
the least bit grieved nor blame herself
at all? for how could a girl like her
love a great, clumsy thing like him?
"Only pleasa. Jet me know as soon as
you can. dear; and If it is 'no' there is
a position waiting out West, where
work will keep me a man. When your
answer comes I shall either telegraph
that I cannot accept ? or start at once.
Oh, Cecily, Cecily, shall I stay?"
The tiny parcel which meant so
much in life and hopes of Neil Mac
kenzie was dispatched by spccial mes
senger, and an anxious boy faced the
hours that must pass before an an
swer came. He could see Cecily re
ceive the record and run merrily to
try it through at once, as she always
did a new one; he could see her look
of amazement ? but there his vision
failed. Did her face grow tender or
sad or frightened?
Scarcely two hours had gone before
a ring at the doorbell revealed an
other messenger boy with a parcel.
Mackenzie tore it open and found ? just
He slipped the record into place and
started the machine. How strange to
hear his own tones! He smiled, lialf
sadly and half-whimsicallv, at the pas
sion of the words. The plea came to
an end: "Oh, Cecily, Cecily, shall I
stay?" The needle'whirled noisily sev
eral times. Then clear and vibrant
in the voice of his sweetheart can*
the' answer she had spoken into it:
Use for Persimmon Juice.
' Persimmon juice improves the paint
used on the bottom of a ship, or the
roof of a house. In Japan it solved
the problem presented by the failure of
western house paints to last satisfac
torily in the Japan climate. It was
only quite lately, however, that west
ern countries had shown any inter
est in this Japanese product. Now
that a beginning has been made In us
ing it to mix enamel jjJ&d white lead,
a foreign demand has begun which is
expected to increase to large propor
Linked Oceans Long Ago.
The Panama canal is one of the
modern wonders of the world, but the
Royal Mail company organized transit
by mules and canoes across the isth
mus as ,.far back as 1846 and par
tially financed the Panama Railway
company in 1850.
CHINA ADDS TO DEMON LIST
At Least Five New "Influences" Have
Come to That Country With
Spreading Civilization. .
China is a land of demons and
spirits. For untold ages every busi
ness, every dwelling and every condi
tion of life has had its particular
demon or flock of demons. The ancient
Chinese religion consisted mainly of
rites to either propitiate or render
powerless the evil spirits and encour
age the attendance of the good jines.
The category of demons was so com
plete that it was not until modern
civilization began to work Its changes
that there was room for any more.
Now. however, there are a: least
five new devils, according to I>i*. \V. H.
Hudson of [Cashing, whose lectures in
Shanghai on the Chinese conception of
ghosts and spirits have been reported
to i he San Francisco Chronicle.
"Among the modern new devils," Dr.
Hudson said in one lecture, "are the
malaria devil, the opium devil, the red
match devil, the railway devil anil th:>
gunshot devil. The natives of the ma
laria districts have teamed that mos
quito netting is very -efficacious in coin
hating the malaria devil. But that
method is not very impressive, and
the Chinese, especially those in the
hack country districts, insist on being
impressed. So the priests and native
doctors have devised charms and exor
cises whereby they claim to banish the
demon without recourse to the netting.
The foreign doctors naturally are
skeptical, but if noise and banners and
general impressivencss have any vir
tue, the method should be effective.
"The opium devil calls for a particu
lar set of incantations and paper
prayers, as does the red match demon.
This Is a comparatively new demon
that came into beill? about t lie tinu
that the Chinese discovered that eat
ing match heads was a very conven
ient and cheap way of committing sui
<^de. The railway devil is distinctly
foreign, the natives say. He dwells
inside locomotives and his special busi
ness is iHS run the engine over people
at every opportunity. lie is subject to
two sets of prayers, one to allay hit;
yearning to destroy, the other invoking
his aid for those tired of life and de
sirous of a speeu.v end.
"Then there is the gunshot devil,
not so .distinctly foreign as his brother
of the railway, but just as blood
thirsty. He has come into prominence
since the mode of public execution was
changed in most places from behead
ing with the sword to shooting.
Originator of "Bread Line."
' John Leake, a wealthy New Yorker
of Revolutionary days, was respon
sible for the "dole of bread" distribut
ed weekly by Trinity parish, provision
for which he made in his will. A por
tion of0his will said:
"I hereby give and bequeath to the
rector and vestrymen of Trinity par
ish, New York city, N. Y., 1,001)
pounds, put out at interest, to be laid
out in the annual Income in sixpenny
wheaten loaves of bread and distribut
ed to such poor as shall appear most
The dole's "wheaten bread" has been
distributed for 123 years. Originally
IS pool- families were provided for.
.but only 10 are being taken care of
now, due to the high cost of living,
and the fact that the same time pros
perity has reached out into more
homes, and there is less need of it.
Each family gets from four to six
loaves. St. Luke's chapel parish
house has been the scene of the dole
for four years, the charity having been
distributed before that time from St.
John's chapel. Originally its home j
was Trinity church, .where the poor '
had to' upply for ii at the altar after
the Sunday service.
She Comes No More.
My little friend in the apart men t '
across the hall was a studious pupil j
who had come to my apartment for
a few hints in the execution of her
studies when a mutual friend of ours
who was known as a chatterbox was
s?en coming down the street headed
for my apartment.
My friend, being more anxious to
spend an hour studying than 'talking
sa.id. "Tell her that I am not here."
and hid in a fair sized clothes hamper,
expecting the talkative party to leave
in a moment or two.
Forty-five minutes passed and to my
horror the hidden one* sneezed, while
in the clothes hamper. 1 could barely
keep from laughing: in fact, a little
smile from me seemed to give away
the entire proceeding. The talkative
friend evidently had discovered tlr?
intrigue, for she left immediately, and
although this happened some time ago
?i> hr've never seen h?r sine?.
This certainly was my most embar
rassing moment. ? Exchange.
Recently the diploma of doctor of j
agronomical engineering was for the !
first time conferred upon a woman
in Brazil. The recipient. Maria Ade
laida Pinto de Magallanes Qnintanilla.
is a young woman of Portuguese birth, j
She comes from one of the most noted i
of the Ibevian families, being a direct 1
descendant, as her name would indi
cate, of the ramous sailor Magellan.
Miss Magallanes is the third woman
in the family to have received ihe
doctorate, her two elder sisters having
been graduated as expert# in law and
pharmaceutics. She has made a spe
cial study of tropical plants and con
Telephone Operator (lately re;;:r t '.i
from overseas) ? Park OG'.'.G do: s n;<:
Voice from Other End ?
T. O. ? Say. P.ia'dy what outoi wera
you with? ? The iioiuo Sector.
Spread of Copra Industry.
Prior to lite late eighties; the -vast
groves of the coconut palm In the
Philippines were not utilized in a com
mercial sense, but about that time a
British firm in Manila brought over
samples of dried copra from Singa
pore and tlie people of Manila and
Cebu were shown the process of con
verting the fresh coconuts into copra.
From that .time the making of copra
spread rapidly in the islands, but due
to a lack of proper organization and
supervision, the product did not meas
ure up to the standard of other dis
tricts and the Philippine goods were
not considered as good as that pro
duced in other districts. By 100.1 rhe
Philippines produced 17 per cent of
the copra fn the world's1 market, nhd
by 1011 the islands yield:"! approxi
mately one-third of the world's sup
ply. Since that time the industry has
grown by leaps and bounds, and from
one. mill in 1013 there developed in
1918 over thirty of them, with a daily
capacity of 1,300 torn: of coconut oil, or
an annual consumption of over 800.003
tons of copra, if run to full capacity.
The exports of coconut products
from the Philippines are in tlie form
of oil pressed from the fresh coconuts
and shipped in barrels or tank steam- \
ers, or "copra" Gr the dried coconut
meat, .from which the oil can subse
quently be extracted.
She was crying unrestrainedly. Not
a sound came from the pretty trem
bling lips, but the great tears roiled
down her cheeks.
The man seemed to enjoy the sight.
A sarcastic smile played about bis
cruel mouth as he watched her; in
deed, lie looked as if he could never
have smiled any other kind.
The girl's beautiful eyes looked up
pleadingly to bis. His tongue seemed
to lash her like a whip ns? a torrent
of words came hissing from his mouth.
Then she crumpled up and gave way
entirely to her grief.
"Fine, fine!" the man cried to her.
"Two hundred feet of that is enough.
Now we'll shoot a little of the next
scene, where you hang by one foot
from a five-story building."
Whereupon the lovely ~/,'irl chucked
flic onion overboard. ? St. Louis Globe
Many Useful Marine Plants.
? The useful marine p!a:il.s are stated
by a French report to be vareex, al
gae, brown algae, and Lamina r!a. Va
rees or Zostera supply wrappers, pa
pers and cellulose, and " iodine is
chiefly extracted from the algae. Ku
ropean countries ? France, Great Brit
ain and Norway ? com eft about -!00,000
tons of green weed annually, an
amount that could be increased from
the new discoveries continually being
made. The 400, (XX) tons of weed yield
about 175 tons of iodine, 10,000 tons
of potassium salts. 3,000 tons of crude
sea salt, and 7.000 tons of lye; but sug
gestions have been made for increas
ing the amount of iodine and potash
No Yank who ever tried to order
fried eggs in a French restaurant can
fail to sympathize with Maurice M?;e
t ?!??.) ok 's futile attempt to give an
ent.ire lecture in iSnglisii. ? The .Home
Executor's Sale of Valuable
Mineral Spring and Lsnd
As executor of Elizabeth M. S.
Brown, dec'd, and pursuant to the
provisions of the will of the testa
trix, I shall, on the premises, one and
one-fourth miles north cf Eolar,
Bath County, Virginia, cn
Thursday, the 3rd day cf June 1920,
at 1 p. m. offer for sale at public auc
tion, that valuable mineral spring,
known as "Eurncsia Boiar Springs,"
and 2.25 acres cf land connected
This section of land and valuable
mineral spring is a part of the home
tract of which the testatrix died
seized and possessed, and is situated
mi the lower end of the Big Valley
near Bath and Highland county line,
in Highland county, Virginia.
This i'-i a vciy remarkable mineral
spring and possesses many healing
Mr. J. H. Burns, cf Eolar, Virginia,
who was for several years the pro
prietor, has in lys; possession now
testimonials from various persons,
who were cured of skin dieases, and
stomach and liver troubles during
the period of time, he had the man
agement cf this rpring. In addition
to these actual tests and cures this
wonderful water, Mr. Eurns has ob
tcined a qualitative analysis of tbis
water, which was made by the late
Dr. J. W. Mallott, professor of analy
tical chcmfstry at the University of
Virginia, which almost demonstrates
the r.fCect this water can have on the
human .system. The temperature is
79 degrees Far. and never varies, r.o
matter v. hat condition cf weather
Any desiring a ccpy of the
anal. 'si- can secure same by applying
to Mr. Bums or the undersigned.
TEilMS: This property wiil be
sold f ji' cash.
LOYD STEPHENSON, Executor
c? E. M. S. Erown, dee'd
All who owe the firm of F. C. Lock
lidgc open account?, piecso settle
rame by cash or ncte by May 1st 1020,
2! F. C. Lockridge
Almost Makes One Believe in
"Science of Numbers."
Question May Well Be Asked, Is
There Any Connection Between -
Number Nine and Gold? ? Sta
tistics That Are interesting.
A nugget, weighing 173 ounces, has
been dug out in the Belgian Congo.
Tli is is one of the largest nuggets ever
found outside Australia, and this -new
"find" of African gold is said to he
It is, of course, a coincidence, yet
a very curious one, remarks a writer
in London Answers, that all the great
gold finds have been made in years
ending with the figure "9." The fa
mous California gold finds at Sutter's
creek were in 1 849.
.Tust la i years later came the dis
covery of gold in Australia, and in
the very same year in British Colum
bia. The rush to Australia was really
the beginning of the great island con
tinent's career, as a dominion of the
In 18(>9 the famous Comstock lode
was opened up and proved the richest
ever discovered In the United States.
The year 1S79 saw the Arizona gold
finds and the great rush to the famous
town of Tombstone.
In 1SS9 the almost equally impor
tant diggings of Clover creek, in South
ern California, were opened up. Here
the gold was just below the surface,
and huge" fortunes were piled up.
In 1S99 history repeated itself. That
| was the year when the world first
heard of the aiuazing riches of the
Klondike, and when the great rush
began in the far arctic. The Yukon
gold has made that year a landmark
in the history of gold digging.
The year 1909 again was the year
in which British Columbia discovered
that she possessed a veritable moun
tain range of gold. The first discov
ery was made at Bitter Creek, where
free milling samples of rock averaged
?1.") worth of gold to the ton.
And now, in 1019, comes the news
of this new discovery in the heart of
This raises the question of the truth,
or otherwise, of the so-called "Science
of Numbers" ? one of the many occult
beliefs that have come to us from In
dia and the East.
There are now many little books
dealing with this subject, in which
those who are attracted by out of the
way studies will find much to interest
and amuse them. It is as well, how
over, to test thoroughly all such the
ories before putting them to any prac
tical tesi. For one cannot help won
dering why, if these "sciences" are re
liable, those who practice and profess
to believe in them are not rolling in
f Jew We Eat Mermaids.
Even mermaids nowadays yield
valuable commercial products. Their
flesh is very good to eat, different part?
of the creature resembling beef, veal
and pork. Their skin makes an ex
cellent leather; their bones lake a
beautiful polish, and their livers fur
nish an oil resembling that of cod
livers which is commonly used for
medicine. ^ '
They are not called mermaids any
longer, but "dugongs" their human
like appearance when seen at the sur
face of the sea, with head and shoul
ders exposed to view, having in early
times given rise to one of the most
picturesque of myths.
The animal is about the size of a
porpoise, with huge lungs (enabling
it to stay for a long time under water)
and grinders like those ot a ruminant.
Tusks that protrude from the upper
jaw are a distinguishing mark of th;>
I>ugongs are denizens of warm seas.
Often they approach near to land, com
ing i;i with the tide and feeding on
tiie submarine algae of mud Hats. To
capture them nets are stretched across
channels leading to such liats. They
become entangled, and, unable to rise
to the surface to breathe, are drowned.
? Hiiladelphia Ledger.
A British doctor, writing in the Lon
don Lancet last November, calculated,
as a result of bis observation of influ
enza epidemics, that one occurred
every thirty-three weeks, though those
falling in mild weather were so slight
as to be hardly noticeable. He pre
dicted that the next epidemic would
Occur in January or February of this
year. sixty-six weeks after the severe
epidemic of HITS. If his observations
and theory are correct the next two
should come in the mild weather of
next September and of April, 1021.
Another one would then be due in
December, 1021. But as the germ caus
ing the disease seems to be losing its
virulence there is ground for hope
that, in spite of the defenselessness of
medic;.! science in combating the epi
demic. the worst is over for a good
GccJ One or, Dave, by Cracky J
The other day Henry Bray went
down to Dave Moran's barber shop and
a<ked Dave if lie wouhFshave one side
of bis face for a dime. Dave informed
him ihat be would shave both >-ides for
15 cents, but if lie only wanted one
Fide shaved lie would shave it for 10
I cents. ? Henry got into the chair, and
(after have bad tucked the towels
i around his neck, asked him which side
of bis face he wanted shaved. With
out hesitating Henry 'quickly replied,
"the ortside."? (Hot Springs) Arkau
" taw Thomas Cat. &
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