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MONTEREY. HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA? FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1920
VOL. 42 HIGHLAND COUNTY DIRECTORY. County and District Cfficcrs: Henry W. llolt, Ju^ge of Ciicuit Court, Staunton, Ya. Terms of Gourt ? 4th Tuesday in 1 April, 2d Tuesday July, 2d Tuesday ? October. 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, Va. r J. W. E. Lockridge, Commissioner of Revenue, Monterey, Va. I. L. Beverage, Co. Surveyor, Monte rey, Va. Walter MuHenax, Supt. of Poor, Crab bottom, Va. R. E. Mauzy, Supt. of Schools, llign town, Va. John M. Colaw, Commissioner of accounts, Monterey, Va. Blue Grass District J. W. Heventr, Supervisor (Chrm.) High town, Va. Lee J. Wimer, Overseer of Poor, Crab bottom, Va. \ Ben H. Colaw, Constable, Crabbottom Va. D. O. Bird, Justice, Valley Center, Va. E. D. Swecker, Justice, Monterey, Rtl M. K. Simmons, Justice, Crabbottom, Monterey District. A. J. Terry, Supervisor, Trimble, Va. Arthur Ilevener, Overseer of Poor. Monterey, Va. J. H. Samples, Justice, Monterey, Va. I. D. Gutshall, Justice, Vanderpooi, Va. J. H. Burns, Justice, Bolar, Va. Stonewall District. J. H. Armstrong, Supervisor, McDow ell, Va. J. W. Simmons, Constable, Headwa ters, Va. Robert Shumate, Justice, Mcdow Lurty Armstrong, Overseer of Poor, Doe Hill, Va. ell, Va. G. A. Propst, Justice, McDowell. L. M. Pope, Justice, Doe Hill, Va. c Millions for a New Stomach One of the greatest American million aires said to his physician, "A million dollars, Doctor, spot cash and no grum bling, for a new stomach," and then tlio sick man groaned and turned away. All his wealth could not make him j happy or contented, for happiness large ly depends upon digestion. Without health where does happiness coma in? . After all the stomach plays a great ! part in everyday life. Without a i healthy stomach and good digestion our lilood is thin, watery and poor, our heart action is weak, our liver does not j do its duty, and man is miserable and * unhappy. Prevent disease by putting : the house in order and strcngtheuing x'.ic system against* the germs of disease. , Dr. Piercc, of the invalids' Hotel and ! i-urgical Institute, at Buffalo, N. Y., i years ago understood diseases and their j prevention, and he discovered certain roots and herbs which were nature's '? remedies, and succeeded in putting them ' up in a form that could, be easily pro cured at the drug store ( liquid oj tablets). This he called Dr. Pierce 't Golden Medical Discovery. This Dis covery gives no -false stimulation be ! tar. 30 it contains no alcohol or any nar cotic. .It helps digestion and the as Eimihi'iion of such elements in the food | es are required for the blood. It gives I to the blood the food elements the tis sues rerjulre. For over /fifty years it hr-s enjoyed the confidence of the American public. Try it now! i UNIVERSITY OP VIRGINIA Head of Public School System of Vu. Department represented College, Graduate, Law, Medicine, Engineering i to deserving students. -?.;0.00 coveia all costs to Virginia students in the Academic Department. Send for cat alogue. HOWARD WINS'J ON, Registrar , Tiiaptrslty, Va. =30E30E I0C30] IOSSOI O D O PA LA IS ROY A JL The House of Fashion." LE " OF u 5 Beaut Till and JStylish Waists, Dresses, Coats, Suits and other wearing apparel at about one-half original price. UNDERMUSLINE MIDDY SUITS ':t less than the price it 100 of them in all colors would cost to make Pleated skirts a regular them. 10,00 value sale price 6.95 Don't miss this great slaughter of fine merchandise innoc! 10C301 IOC3D1 loearoi y "Some friendships are made by nature, some by contract, some by interest and some by souls," wrote Jeremy Taylor. q Yes, and some are made by service. Select your watch for service. Our judg ment may help you. D. L SWITZER. JEWELER f 2.35 will get The Recorder and The Thrice-a-week World a whole year. Let us have your order. No better combi nation for presidential year. If you are going away for the summer have the Recorder set to your address. FHEY SKIPPER YACHTS IN CUP CLASSIC Internationl interest is centered on these two men ? upper Capt. V7. P. Burton of England, the skipper who will sail the Lipton y?#ht "Shamrock," and lower Capt. Chas. F. Adams, II, of New York, who will sail the defender "Resolute," in the American cup race. In the background is the American cup defender "Reso lute." JAPAN REALLY BACK NUMBER Writer Brings Forward Arguments to Prove That the Chinese Are the f.lore Progressive. It may strike the western reader as simply funny, but more (ban one Chi nese friend bus assured me that it is (lie Japanese people who are really uonxervative. And they back up their assertion by ' evidence other (ban the \v:iy in which Japan has clung through all historic vicissitudes, to a primitive theocracy, John Dewey writes in Asia Magazine. They point out, for exam ple that a thousand years ago the Jap anese borrowed (iie present style of clothing and of household furnishing, of sitting and sleeping on mats, from*, China; that China has changed sev eral times, moving constantly in the di rection of practical utility, of ingeni ous adaptation of means to needs. The Chinese cuisine is another argument. It is doubtless ihe most extensive in the world in the variety of material employed for food, and also the most, varied in its .combinations. Academic analysis may despise arguments drawn from food, clothing, shelten and fur* nishings. P>ut when ode notes the va riety and ingenuity of the processes and appliances used in daily life and in the crafts, one is certain that (he Chi nese mind is naturally observant and adaptive. But it seems unnecessary to labor the question. Many charges have been brought against the Chinese, but no one has ever accused them of stu pidity. Their 1 1 1 n l? ?u I ? i I e,ii..^rv?risiu is soiitHiiiih^ l*1 I'll e^'bibeil than an plana lUm of anything. TO PRISON FOR WITCHCRAFT i Canadian Authorities Revive Ancient Statute That Will Appear Absurd to Modern Understanding. It has been a little more than 200 years since anyone was convicted of witchcraft on this continent, says the Columbus Dispatch, and we supposed that there would never again he any more convictions. But it seems that such prosecutions have been* revived, for here comes a report from a Cana dian court to the effect that a young woman over there has lately been sen tenced to prison for "practicing witch craft," for all the world lilce the ac cusations that used to be filed against people, lh this country. The "young woman in this case claimed to be able to tell who commit ted a certain Iheft In her neighborhood. She said a farmer's oats had been stolen by a man and a hoy; that they drove a bay mare, and proceeded west ward after the robbery, and that they .would lie found at a certain place, about 40 miles away. The officers found her story- to be true, and ar rested the parties who robbed the farmer, but as the young woman who gave the information was in no po sition to know the facts she related esl-ept through communing with "the spirits," people began talking about her being a witch, with the result that an ancient statute was invoked and Tlie girl -prosecuted and sent to jail for her pains in aiding the officers of the law. If it were not all duly record ed in the newspapers we could riot be lieve it. DENTAL NOTICE Dr. Clias. S. Kramer and E. G. Heiold DENTISTS Marlinton, - - - v W. Va. We are prepared to do all kinds of dental work at prices consistent with cost of materials and high class efficient work. All work guar anteed. GASOLINE TURNS THE EARTH Motorbcats Arc Replacing Gondolas in Venice, <md Even the Windmilis in Holland Disappear. .Motorboats in Venice,. replacing the gondolas are not the only mechanical profanation that is coining in to disap 1 l.oint future American travelers in Eu ! rope. A letter from Amsterdam tells us that the Dutch windmills are being replaced by mills operated by steam and electric power. Every year some of the old windmills are burned, and they are not re-erected. Time may come when a few windmills will he ' treasured as- relics in Holland ; just as similar structures are still preserved on Aquidneck and .Nantucket islands for their curious interest, wnys the iW.qnn Transcript, Already windmills of American construction, with steel fans arranged in wheels, instead of the picturesque old wooden arms, had begun to make their appearance, even in Holland. The metallic Windmill Wjth the revolving wheel, is more pic turesque than the ordinary steam or water power mill, hut it is riot so pic turesque as the old wooilen affairs. On our western prairies and plains the taH windmills, with their big metal wheels spinning high in the air. are indeed a fine feature in the monot onous landscape, hut even they are in dange^ of yielding to the process of pumping water by means of gasoline motors. The power of tin? \yiml, to be' sure, costs nothing, while that of the gasoline motor may cost a good deal, but there are times when no wind blows, and the householder tires of waiting for it to rise. 1-ess and less we are content to attend upon forcc-s of nature. The beautiful sails are vanishing fra>m the seas, to he re placed by belching smokestacks. On. laud windmills give place to structures operated by steam and electricity. The stalwart oxen aro no longer seen at the farmer's plow; it is gasoline that turns the earth now. Homeward the un weary motor barks its way ! | J. , FAMOUS CHI WES RING AGAIN Bells of St. Clients, in Old London, Appeal to Children, as in the Olden Days. "Oranges and Lemons" rang out on the old bells of St. Clements on the last day of March on an evening as fine as any during the finest winter London has ever known. The bells rang, but few heard them, prevented by tlic? roar of the Strand traffic, it was the first time the old nursery .rhyme had boon rung out from the steeple for a very long while. Some hundreds of school children, who had been invited to attend the church, filed out at the close in small processions, piloted across the streams of trafHc by the London policemen: Every child carried an orange or a lemon, a gilt wldch made up to them for the faint tones in which the voices of the old bells reached their ears. Down the streets with the historic names running from the Strand to the Thames, St. Clements music was more audible, the ' sound carrying over the noise and roar, and into the offices wliore anybody, i with a turn of mind for antiquity, has but to throw open his window to hear the sound of a bell cast in the year of the Spanish armada. , Unnecessary to Graft Skin. When much skin is destroyed in burns, a common resort is skin graft, applied either in small isolated patches to grow 1 1 v over ill" siirfjM-.-. ? ?r id . up ! ft iwi. i?r iIiivm im lit'S S'.jiiiiiv rf' ;i la i'^v |*?iriii>n nr :i 1 1 of Use uouiui. At. a recent medical meeting, Dr. E. G. Reck of Chlqago called attention to a process of culture by which skin may he made to grow without grafting, even over large .sur faces. As the wound heals the granu lations at the edge of the spreading fresh skin place an elevated harrier in Its way and if these granulations are removed as often as every 24 hours the patient's own skin is given a chance and may he watched spreading over the entire surface. A protective covering of paraffin often promotes the replacement of skin without grafting. Iron Gej?rns. In'the same manner that coral is de rived from certain minute sea-insects who flourish in the South Pacific, so certain iron ores are obtained from particular microscopic organisms. That is the latest scientific discovery, which promises interesting develop ments. *. It has been proved that these genus not only aid in the decomposition of rocks and in -the formation of chalk and limestone, but play an active part in (he forming of iron-ore deposits. Laboratory cultures have been made of bacteria which deposit iron com pounds both in surface waters and in mine water hundreds of feet under ground, and the hard crusts and slimy masses that choke up water-supply pipes have been found to bo composed of millions of these "iron bacteria." Nothir.o Green in Death Valley. The n:;'nraj vegetation of Death val ley is scant and stunted. There is not a green ihing that grows there natural ly. The thorny mesquit trees are of a yellowish-green tinge; so, too, are the grease bushes, while the sagebrush is either a yellowish gray or the color of ashes. A little round gojird called the desert apple grows in some of the can yons. It turns yellow when ripe and has a thin meat within that is exceed ingly bitter. The cactus that grows beyond the valley in abundance is rare here, fin short, the vegetation of Death valley* is terribly scant, even in comparison With the Mojave desert. Y i - DIFFUSING LIGHT IN ASIA Christian Missionaries Firmly Behin/. Independence Move, Though Not Directly Responsible for it No picture of Hie independence move ment or of Korean life in any aspecfc is adequate that does not include tin; church as one of its "high lights, ob serves Nathaniel Peffer in Scribner's. Now, even the Japanese have with drawn the charge that the movement' is exclusively Christian and that it was instigated by American missionaries for. American political purposes. But it is true that the Korean Christians are a unit in 'its support, that the ma jority of its leaders are Christian, and that the originating impulse is largely Christum. ... . t And. that is only natural: First, be cause the Christians are the mrfst influ ential class in Korea, and. second, be cause conversion to the church necey- 1 pai'ily means contact with' Western ideas and Western thought. And those , necessarily means the development of a spirit that cannot and will not en dure subjection to the iron military rule of an alien conqueror. In that sense Christianity is responsi ble for the unrest in Korea and in that sense the Christian church is the , enemy I lie Japanese have to tight. And that will be increasingly true as time goes. 011, for Christianity is making ? rapid strides iri Korea, the- "more rapid [ for the part the Christians have played in the rebellion. FALL IN EUROPE'S FOPU-ATIDN .! Estimated Loss Through Years of War Will Reach Total of Thirty-Five Million People. ! . According to n report made by the Society for the Study of the Social Consequences of the War, which has , its headquarters at Copenhagen, be- , tween the outbreak of that conflict and the middle of 1919 Europe lost about 35 ono.ouo people. Of this deficit Jn what would have been the normal pop ulation of the continent at the latter date 20,000,000 are accounted for by the decline in the birth rate and 15, 000,000 by increased mortality includ- ' Ing nearly 10,000,000 killed in battle. The surplus of the female sex in . Europe has nearly tripled, rising from | slightly more than 0, 009,000 to. 15,000, 000. Itussia and Poland suffered total : losses of 13,000,000; Germany and Aus tria together slightly less than that number France comes next with an estimated loss of .'5, 1540,000 : Italy fol lows with 2.2SO.OOO; Great Britain and Ireland lost about 1,185,000. and little Serbia, including war casualties, ap ! proaching those of t lie United King dom, lost 1.050,000. ? Living Age. Her Collection of Bargains. There had been a war wedding n'n6 now Mr. .Juggins was busy earning something to foot the hills with. So he handed ail his savings over to his wife with the remark : "Look here, Hilda, my dear, y<?u go shopping and get a home together. j New stuff is very dear, hut you'll man age all right if. you go to sales and things. You're a good bargain hunt er," She was. But lie had forgotten that to the real huntress of bargains low ness of price appeals rather than util ity. Otherwise he wouldn't have been so surprised at the results. In 1 lie kitchen they have a filing cabinet, three chairs, more nr less whole, and fin old desk. The dining ronm isn't bs'ol. only IIm chairs don't inai?'h, iifid Ilk* dining is ?>ih* leg sluu't. In 1 1 btfilruoiii ili?*re sire" beds, of course, and in addition a. col lapsible boat, a patent plow, several assorted German helmets and oilier souvenirs, two stepladders, a zinc bath and only one hole in it, and a folding settee which won't unfold. Chinese Silk in America. The American demand for silk in China lias greatly increased in t he last few years until at the present time about 23 per cent tif the Chinese silk is sent to the United States. This is the result of American enterprise more than that of the Chinese. The Japanese silks had been in favor for a long time with the manufacturers of this country but it was well un derstood that the quality of the Chi nese was* superior, but it was not adapted for use- in this country be cause of the manner in which it was woven. An American manufacturer secured a moving picture reel show ing the Japanese methods of manu facture, and as a result' the China men were induced to change theirs to a system to conform with the demands of the occidental customers, and the industry has accordingly taken a .urea t jump. ? Built to Withs-tar.d Arctic Rigor.. In a New England shipyard worir has been begun on the Bowdoin, a>> auxiliary schooner which in 1921 is t-? carry a small expedition to the frozen North, says Popular Mechanics Mags* zine. The party, numbering only sis> will be led by Donald B. -McMillan, re membered as Peary's lieutenant on the expedition that reached the North pole, and will have as its object th? charting of the 1,000 miles of unex plored coast line along the western shore of Batlin land. The little Bowdoin is to l#e a modification of tlr Gloucester fishing type, and will !>'? only S7 feet long. Obviously it will be small for such perilous work. It H being built and equipped, however, with unusual care. The oak piunkiu,; j will be sheathed with ironwood to rr- , sist the abrasion of the ice, and will j be lined with thick insulating materi- 1 al 1 Five Minute Chats on Our Presidents f By JAMES MORGAN (Copyright, 1920, by James Morgan.) ASSASSINATION OF GARFIELD P - 1881 ? March 4, James A. Gar field, inaugurated 20 th president, aged fifty. Mar. 23, sent to senate the nomination of federal officers in New York City. May 16, the senate con firmed the nominations. May 17, Senators Conk ling and P.att resigned. July 2, Garfield shot by Charles J. Guiteau at Washington. Sept. 6. Removed to Elberon N,. J., Sept. 19, died, aged fifty. 1882 ? June 30, Guiteau hanged. ?==== -Q TAMES A. 'gaRFIELD fell a saori e> f "cc? lo the spirit of faction and <>f ihe spoils system. Although lliis gen tle, kindly man was not of the heroic stuff that martyrs are made of, his |)lood became the seed of better things in our politics. Rarely if ever has a president taken up the burden of the oliice with a larg er measure of good will from the peo ple, regardless of party and of fae tion, than flowed out to (JarficM as. he stood on the steps of the capitol in the sunshine of his inaugural day, the picture of robust American manhood in its prime. Ilis first kiss, after kiss ing the Bible in the presence of a multitude of witnesses, was: for the aged mother, who, in a forest hut, had started him on his way to the White House and who held a place of honor heside the schoolmate sweetheart who had been his faithful companion all along the road. " 'One thing though lackest yet,' and that is a slight ossification cf the heart," John Hay had written to ihe president-elect. This lack was fatal. Had his heart been harder, Garfield Lucretia R. Garfield. ould have made his administration ?holly his own, lifting it above fac lons;. and !:*: midir linve lived through ' [irncp^iMiir: term. instead. Ii.' re- 1 mined ! i i > few 1 1 1 / ? i j r 1 1 -* in tlio W'liire | l<nise what lit Imd been i:> ! lieutenant of Blaine, whom he ap ointed to the secretaryship of state ? with the love of a comradeship oi ighteen years" ? and who became at nee the power behind the throne. The only president to step directly rom the capitol to the White House, ie was without executive experience or astes. His whole training had been o debate and compromise, not to act ir .decide on his sole responsibility. Garfield himself was rather indiffer ?nt to factions, liking to get along with ill men. He appreciated Conkling's ?eluctant but timely support in the campaign and invited him (tut to Men or In the winter to talk over the New fork patronage. He thought of invit ng him into the cabinet itself, until Blaine whispered no. Less than three weeks after he took lis 'seat, Garfield told the senator thai le was not yet ready to consider the juestion of filling the New York of ices. Only 48 hours afterward, he fill id them, nominating for the highest of hose offices Blaine's best friend and Conkling's worst enemy in New York. With Garfield's hand, Blaine had brown down the gauntlet to the laughty chieftain of the "Stalwart" clan and a duel of faction:? 'was on in )lind fury. The administration suc ceeded in beating Ccnkling in the sen ite, where lie opposed the eonfirma ,-ion ol' the offensive nominee. But the senator and his colleague, Thomas C. [Matt, resigned their seats and appeal ;d to the New York legislature to re ject them *as a vindication of their course. When the conflict was bitter^t and ,vhen the^'Stalwarts" were losing at Vibany, a disappointed place hunter at Washington, Charles J. Guiteau, con ceived the mad idea of saving the sit lation with a pistol shot, and he posted lini.ieff at. the railway station. vhero lis victim was to take a train for Mas sachusetts. _JThe president was goin lack to Williams college, the goal o lis struggling youth, and was snjiliii.. ike a boy off for a vacation as, entered (lie waiting room at the rail cvay station v/.'tii Blaine at iiis si.!', in two flashes oi a revolver no felt Here are the men selected to lead the new third ticket, Farmer Labor party. For president, Par ley P. Christensen, lawyer of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Max S. Hayes of Cleveland for vice presi dent. The selection of Hayes by the third party makes throe Ob So- ? ans on presidential tickets thi3 year ? Hardiftg^Cox and Hayea.. Wouldn't Wash. Chatting with Sir Ernest Shackle ton. i lie famous antarctic explorer, lie told nio that one of the best stories he litis heard concerns a faaious ar tist. lie was showing a lady visitor over his studio one day and produced a c-liarmintr little landscape, indicating ? that there was a story behind ir. VI was out in the forest," he explained. "I had all my materials with me ex cept an empty canvas. I came upon a subject that enchanted me, and felt I must record it. I was determined rj not to he bullied, so I took out my handkerchief, stretched it across my <ase, and painted <>n that." .jooked at the handkerchief and then turned shocked face to the artist. "You'll never be aino'.o^ was^^^ that paint out,"' she said. ? Lof!Tr./d?B Tit-Hits. Farmer-Labor Nominees Cncourage the Gwallow. If you want lo five (lie neighbor hood of (iiiitm s encourage swallows * 10 mnke*lhe:n. elver: at home, says the American Forestry association iff m Wnshingio;:. Those birds feed almost entirely upon obnoxious insects and 1 1 ley will do much toward protecting orchards ami other trees from insect pests. No better investment can he made, therefore, than some houses set out for martins and other swallows. Of the hi lie swallows the purple martin is , She largest, the male being entirely blue above and below, while the female is blue alxive with a gray breast. Swal lows are highly migratory, most of I hem s|>(,mliov '.be wintVr in SOiUh A nicri-st. Scientific Triumph. Students of the Carnegie institute of. .Technology in Pittsburgh phiettfTT 1 radio transmitter in Central hafl to send out the music of an orchestra playing in the hall to scores of radio students in the district listening in. Professor Rath, hearing the music in the ex] eriment station of the univer sity, half a mile away, succeeded by the use of a inngnavox ? an instrument to increase the sound from a radio receiver ? :1ml two strings of electric wires, in passing it on a half-mile to . the Heinz house, whore 'students danced to it. ? - ' ? Perfumed Petrol. Will motorcars in the future per fume our streets with the scent of at tar of roses instead of the evil-smell ing mixture which offends our nostrils as they pass? The question is suggested by the statement ih.,r a quarter of a million gallons of mo. or spirit can be produced * in the Hyderabad state of India by t distilling the dowers of the mowra tree. . Mowra flowers very rich in su gar, and a ton Oi/Vie dried flowers produces as much as 00 gallons of 05 p cent pure spirit. They have long been in use for the preparation of a native alcoholic liquor; but only a small proportion of the. trees available is needed for this purpose. Resourceful Prevaricator. A Lancashire man, who was nfrald of his wife, arranged to go to the races with some - friends, and explained to her that he was* going fislUng. On his way lie called at a fish shop and asked the proprietor to send sonu? fish home. Fish was very scarce tiiat May, and a lot of cods* heads were delivered. When ^ hubby returned home, after an enjoy able time, lie said to Ids wife: "Well, lass, did you get the fish I Jsent you?" "I got a lot of cods' heads," was her reply. "jQuite right." was the retort. "You never saw such fish in your life as we had to tackle today. Before you could land 'em. you had to pull their bloom ing heads off!"? London Answers.