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V0L 42 ~~ MONTEREY. HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1920 NO. 35
HIGHLAND COUNTY DIRECTORY. County and District Officers: Henry W. Holt, Ju-'ge of Ciicuit Court, Staunton, Ya. Terms of Court ? 4th Tuesday in 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. J. W. E. Lockridgo, Commissioner of Revenue. Monterey, Va. I. L. Beverage, Co. Surveyor, Monte rey, Va. Walter Mullcnax, Supt. of Poor, Crab bottom, *Va. R. E. Mauzy, Supt. of Schools, Iligh town, Va. John M. Colaw, Commissioner of accounts, Monterey. Va. Blue Grass District J. W. Ilevener, Supervisor (Cbrm.) Iiightown, Va. ee J. Wimer, Overseer of Poor, CraL bottom, Va. Ben H. Colaw, Constable, Crabbottom Va. D. 0. Bird, Justice, Valley Center, Va. E. D. Swecker, Justice, Monierey.RtJ M. K. Simmons, Justice, Crabbottom. Monterey District. A. J. Terry, Supervisor, Trimble, Va. Arthur Ilevener, Overseer of Poor, Monterey, Va. J. II. Samples, Justice, Monterey, Va. I. D. Gutshall, Justice, Vanderpoci. Va. J. M. Burns, Justice, Bolar, Va. Stonewall District. J. K. 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. It takes you right in the back! Sometimes in the arm, hip or foot. It's all due to an over-abund ance of that poison, called uric acid. The kidneys are not able to get rid of itr Such conditions you can readily overcome, and prolong life by taking the ad vice of Doctor Pierce, which is, "keep the' kid ( neys in good i order." Avoid too much meat, | alcohol or tea. Drink plenty of ! pure water, preferably hot water, j before meals, and drive the uric ! acid out of the system by taking ! 'Amine.' This can be obtained at any drug store, in tablet form. i Streby, W. Va."? I have used Doctor j Pierce's Anuric Tablets with grout, pleas ure as they al ways give relief. I was afi'.ioted w i t h kidney trouble for sever % ' J al years. I tried H J?L j se vera 1 d o c t o r S jqfr aud nor.e of i.hera hoi pod ine but 1 little. After I saw $ IW .Doctor Plcrce'3 A wB advertisement I mi 'it thought I would \li I 1- / try 'Anuric' and > ' the first bottle helped mo so much that I got more. An riric is the lx>st kidney medicine I ever used. 1 will tell all my friends about these tablets and do all I can to get suf ferers to use them."? Isaac Kelson. DIVERSITY OF VIEGJITLjl Head of Public School System of Va. DEPARTMENT REPRESENTED College, Graduate, Law, Medicine, Engineering to deserving students. $.0.00 covois all costs to Virginia st.o^ents in the Academic Department, tfrnd for cat alogue. HOWARD WINfcJ ON. Registrar University. Va. .1 5 AIj A IS JBc. The House of Fashion." /A M E OF s o D Beautiful and Stylish. Waists, Dresses, Coats, Suits and other wearing apparel at about one-half original price. UNDERMUSLINE MIDDY SUITS <?t les:> than the price it 100 of them in all colors ? would cost to make Pleated skirts a regular jj them. . 10,00 value sale price 6.95 ? Don't miss this great slaughter of fine merchandise I sonon [0m0E==5=10E30X= y "Some friendships are made by nature, - some by contract, some by interest and some by souls," wrote Jeremy Taylor. Cj Yes, and some are made by service. ( Select your watch for service. Our judg ment may help you. D. L. SWITZER. JEWELER 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. DUE TO BODILY DISORDERS Scientist Thus Explains the Striking Differences Between Various Races of Mankind. Assuming that the various existing races of mankind are descended from a common stock, how are to be ex I.hvnei such striking differences as these that distinguish, for example, the Chinaman from the Anglo-Saxon, and the Anglo-Saxon from the negro? Prof. Anhur Keith recently discussed this question in an address before the an thropological section of the Brit ish association. He believes that the key to this prob lem Is to he found through studying the disturbances and disorders that oc- | casionally affect the development and \ growth of the human body; especially i those due to a functional derangement of one or more of the glands of inter nal secretion ? the pituitary, thyroid, fineal, adrenal and other glands. In some manner not yet understood, the functions, carried on in their glands regulate not only the dimensions of file body, but also the shape and size of each individual part. The racial features of the Mongo lian type are imitated by growing Eu ropeans who are affected by deficiency disorders of the thyroid gland. The features of the negro can best he ac counted for by the nature of the growth-regulating mechanism centered in the thyroid and suprarenal glands. European features are connected with a dominance in the functions or the pituitary. Scientists hope that a thorough study of the still obscure subject of the so-called "ductless" glands will pro vide the means of regulating to some extent, the future evolution of the hu man race. BEETLES AS HAIR RESTORERS Species of Insect That Has Peculiar Properties Found in Many Parts of Europe. Of the thousands of people who use hair-restorers, few know that the hair growing power of these preparations is, in most cases, obtained from beetles. The particular beetles in question are called blister-beetles, and belong to the group known as Cantharides. These Insects, which are abundant in France, Spain, Sicily and Russia, are collected in great numbers and killed by being plunged into strong vinegar. They are then dried and ground to a fine powder. This powder is soaked in chloroform and the mixture distilled. The result is cantharidin. This cantharidin makes the hair grow by causing tiny, invisible blisters to form underneath the skin. These blisters contain blood-serum ? the finest tonic in the world for worn-out hair cells. The blisters do not cause any pain. All that is felt is a pleasant tingling sensation. The beetles themselves use this blistering juice as a protection against birds and animals which would other wise make a meal of them. Don't Neglect Your Play. There are rnen^in the world who feel that the whole works would stop if they took time enough to play a little. That's all bosh. The man who can play well is usually the fellow who can put the work across. Some have the play spirit so well in hand that they make sport of their work. It is real pleasure to them. They get both recreation and profit from their efforts. It's no wonder they stay .young in their work. And don't forget that if you would succeed you must carry your load. It's a mistake to get out from under responsibility. It's meeting respon sibility that makes progress possible: Shirkers are not in demand. They may put things over occasionally, but they do it at the expense of personal discount. You can't afford to do it Carry your load like a man. ? Grit. An Acre. The word acre is derived from the old Anglo-Saxon word aecer, and is identical with (he Latin word ager, meaning a cultivated field. The Eng lish acre consists of 4,840 square yards, or~43,560 square feet. If your field is a rectangle, that is, having four sides and each angle a right angle or "square corner," its area is obtained by multiplying the length by the breadth. If your measurements are in rods, the result will be square rods; if in yards, square yards'; and if in feet, square feet. A field 132 feet by 165 feet of rectangular shape contains 21,780 square feet. It Is .therefore, half an acre. But a rec tangular field might be different length and width, and yet contain nn acre. For example, If It Is 3H0 feet long and 00 feet wide It will contain 21,780 square feet, or half an acre. Bat's Great Value. The value of the bat as an insect destroyer has been recognized in the United Sta. .>s by the erection of mu nicipal bat roosts in San Antonio, Texas, and structures similar in bird houses have been set up to encourage bats to live in the vicinity of the city, where they serve as an import ant check to the mosquitoes. In Ja maica there is no need for such mu nicipal roost, as there are numbers of old buildings, whose dark recesses, furnish bats with suitable homes. In some very old churches great colo nies of these insect-eating bats have taken up quarters, and It ? is not an uncommon sight to see them issuing forth shortly before dusk in streams of hundreds. a~H\ '| VoTKin^men are A at tfie foundation i of/oclet.rj-J'hoy/, ; me Hie product of j human endeavor #7 tn maKln^ of wlitcfi ?/ tneworKw^man Iwtodno/nare and I will jl low, ijoii /ometnlng tnal/octeli] can welldUpen/e wltlr. Jamuei Gompers VIRGINIA: In vacation, in the Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of Highland County the 2nd day of August, 1920. Lillian V. Ilook vs. A. J Hook, J. R Hook, Geo. W. Hook, T. L. Hook, Bessie Pearl Hopper, an infant, Roscoe Hopper, Bessie Brown, R. S. Ralston, Wilbur Ralstoh, Lola Hull, Flora Northey, Clarence M. Ralston, Walter L. Ralston, Frank T. Ralston, Ben H. Ralston, Jacob Y. Ralston, the unknown heirs of Willie Blanche Hopper, deceased, Ethel Hick lin, C. W. Ralston, D. C. Ralston, Jr., Harry V. Ralston, Chas. G. Ralston, in his own right and as administrator of Dcrthy HOolc, deceased, Edith Ral ston Dimmick, Ollie Ralston, Bonnie Ralston, Dolly Ralston Rachel Fish er, and Rebecca Cobb. IN CHANCERY The object of this suit is to estab lish the last will of Dorothy Hook, deceased, which has been lest, or de stroyed by someone other than, the testatrix, to prove the same and have it probated. And it appearing from affidavit filed that the defendants, J. R. Hook, Roscoe Hopper, Bessie Brown, R. S. Ralston, Wilbur Ralston, Lola Hull, Flora Northey, Clarence M. Ralston, Walter L. Ralston, the . unknown heirs of Willie Blanche Hopper de ceased, D. C. Ralston, Jr., and Edith Ralston Dimmick are non-residents of this state, it is therefore ordered that they appear here within fifteen daps afer due publication hereof, and do what is necessary to protect their interests. Tests: . W. H. MATHENY, Clerk E. B. Jones, p. q. VIRGINIA: In vacation in tiic Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of Highland Co. the 25th day of August 1920. James R. Beathe vs. In Chancery Ann Eliza Cobb, Nannie J. Ralston, Katherinc Hook, Felix K. Beathe, Wm Beathe, Katie Beathe, Geor- | gie Frank, and the unknown heirs of John Beathe dee'd and *Chas. Beathe. The object of this suit is to subject ' a tract of land, on Crab Run, in High land county, containing 78 acres, and another adjoining tract containing 23 acres, belonging to the estates of James M., Joseph A., and John P. Beathe, and another adjoining tract containing 67 acres, belonging to the estate of John Beathe to the pay ment of a debt due James M. Beathe by said estaes, by a sale of said tracts of land and division of the balance of the proceeds of sale, if any, among the parties entitled thereto. i And it appearing froni affidavit filed that the defendants Felix H. Beathe, William Beathe, Katie Beathe, Georgie Frank, Chas Beathe, | and th unknown heirs of John ! Beathe de'cd are non-residents of this state, it is therefore ordered that they appear hero within 15 days after due publication hereof, and do what is necessary to protect their interests. Teste : W. H. MATHENY, Clli. A. L. Jones, p. q. 8-27-4t "NOTICE 25 yearlings and 2 year olds for *ale cheap, and grazed to Sept. 7ts or later if so desired. Six or twelve months time to purchaser. 4t-7-22 H. F. Alexander, McDowell, Va. VIRGINIA: In vacation, in the Clerks office of the Circuit Court of Highland county the 25th day of August 1920. Anthany Young, Alexander Wright, and Fred Wright. vs. In Chancery Helen Wright, and Fred Wright, an Infant. The object of this suit is to parti tion the lands in Highland county of which Fred Wright, Mary M. Wright, and S. Arthur Wright died seized, if susceptible of partition, and to sub ject the same to the payment of a debt due by said Fred and S. Arthur Wright's estate, due to Anthony Young. And it appearing from affidavit filed that the defendants, Helen Wright and Fred Wright are non residents of this state, it is therefore ordered that they appear here within 15 days after due publication hereof, and do what is necessary to protect their interests. Teste: W. H. MATHENY, Cik. A. L. Jones, p. q. . 8-2 7-4t Commissioner's Sale of Land Pursuant to a decree of the circuit court of Highland county, rendered at the July term, 1920, in the cause of C. J. Richardson and others vs. L. C. Gum's Admr. etc., I will on Monday, tlie 20th day of Sept., 1920, offer for sale at public auction at the court house of said county that tract of land of which L. Clark Gum died seized, situate on the waters of Back Creek, containing 352 acres more or less, adjoining the lands of W. E. Terry and others. TERMS ? One-third of the pur chase money cash on the day of sale, and the residue to be paid in two equal instalments in six r.nd twelve months thereafter, with interest, the purchaser to execute bonds for the deferred payments with approved per sonal security, and the title to be re tain as ultimate security. EDWIN B. JONES, Comr. The commissioner has given the bond required. 8-20-4t W. I-I. MATHENY, Cik. e VIRGINIA: In the 'Circuit Court of Highland County, Aug. 2, 1920. John M. Propst vs Petition of attachment W. C. Evick, Pearle Evick, A H. Jones Exor. of Dice Evick, dec'd and Mary B. Evick. The object of this suit is to recover from the Defendants the sum of"! 15. 70, with interest thereon from the 11th day of Nov. 1914, subjcct to credits for 16.75 paid Oct. 15, 1915 and for $15.00, paid July 15, 1915, due by note, waiving the homestead exemption. And it appearing from affidavit fil ed that W. C. Evic!: and Pearle Evick are non-residents of this State, thoy are therefore ordered to appear her.. within 15 days after due publication hereof and do what is ncccssary I protect their interests. Tests: W. II. MATIIENY, Cicil Edwin B. Jones, p. q. DR. I. C. WAGN m DENTIST Office 2nd floor - Masonic Temple MONTEREY, VIRGINIA HALO DUE TO MISCONCEPTION | Explanation of Luminous Circle About the Heads of Saints Is Some what Humorous. For centuries it has been an almost universal practice among artists to paint halos above the heads of the saints in their pictures. Some char acters have been so depicted, even though not oflicially canonized or pre vious to that ceremony, when the ar tist wished to indicate special spirit ual qualities or holiness, a>?. for in stance, in the case of Joan of Arc. During the eleventh and twelfth cen turies there was a great activity in the building of churches and. cathedrals, and it was a common practice to erect around the outside of the buildings I statues or the saints, which were placed just under the eaves. As the images became discolored by the rain which fell upon the roofs a:id then poured over them, the authorities, as a means of protection, placed over the heads of the figures wooden tusks of a size sufficient to protect them. Gitto. the great artist, began to paint holy pictures when only a country boy, and in his* ignorance assumed that the disks were essential parts of the Images of the saints. Hence Ids earli est paintings represent each sacred figure wearing over the head some thing that looks like the bottom of a tub. Later on be idealized this into a mere circle, dark at first, but growing more luminous with each production, until finally he developed the circle of light that has come down iWhanged through generations of painters "fis Ihe badge of sanctity. ? New York Post. DREW LAUGHTER FROM GRANT Witty Remarks of Mark Twain Broke Down Reserve Characteristic of the Famous Soldier. Responding to the toast of "Babies" at the memorable Chicago banquet in honor of Gen. Grant In 1S79, Mark Twain concluded with a sentence that set the gathering in an uproar. In his inimitable drawling voice he said : "In his cradle, somewhere under the flag, the future illustrious com-, raander-in-chief of the American armies is so little burdened with his approaching grandeurs and responsi bilities as to be giving his whole strategic mind, at this moment, to trying to find some way to get his own big toe into his mouth, an achieve ment which (meaning no disrespect) the Illustrious guest of this evening also turned his attention to some fifty-six years ago. And if the child is but (he father of the man, there are mighty few who will doubt that he succeeded." At that conclusion the audience broke into cheers and roars of laugh ter in which even the reserved Grant joined. Have Broad Matrimonial Views. Present-day Maoris are nominally Christians, but there are many old chiefs who are still fond of their an cient totem poles. Their religion is that of nature-worship combined with the veneration of ancestors. A pecu liar and interesting detail of their re ligion is the belief that the soul dwells in each human being's left eye. The Maoris were enthusiastic can nibals in by-gone days, their favorite dish being roasted hearts. Eating the hearts of their enemies was supposed to give them strength, especially in the pursuit of war-time activities. As for the Maoris' marriage laws, they seem to have none. Hut they be lieve very strongly that man should have absolute power over woman. Even today they have very broad views on the subject of matrimony, and each man generally takes unto himself as many wives as iie can afford to main tain. Joke 5, COO Years Old. Planned by the ancient Egyptians over f>,000 years ago, a joke just came to fruition, writes Prof. Flinders Petrie, the noted archeologist. "While we were trying to find a. way into a queen's pyramid," he says, "we dis covered on a rock face a door which was so beautifully and exactly fitted that it was difficult to see the joints. We immediately set to work on this, thinking that we had found at last an entrance to the inner chamber. After a considerable amount of work we removed the door and found ? solid rock! It was a carefully ar ranged blind to balk anyone who wanted to find the entrance into the royal tombs, and had been made about 3,000 Ti. 0. by someone with a sense of humor." Humidity in Surgery. Investigations made in several Bos ton hospitals by Dr. Ellsworth Hunt ingdon seem to Indicate that for sur gical operations, the heat condition of the atmosphere is high humidity, SO per cent or more, directly after oper ations, and moderate humidity, about GO per crnt, at a temperature of 64 degrees fahrenlreit, a few days later. I?nctor Huntington points out that, if these results are accepted, there is no rear on why the optimum conditions of temperature and humidity should not be produced artificially in hos pitals, causing a probable improve mt.'it in not' less than 20 per ccnt in tlu; results of operations. C!ear# Field. "Ah, here Is a letter f.-om the old folk,!" ' "What does it say?' '?Come home your tailor is dead." - Pearson's Weekly. (Copyright, 1320, by James Morgan.) THE FIRST DARK HORSE Q? 1795 ? Nov. 2, James Knox Polk born in Mecklenburg County, N. C. 1823-5 ? Member Tennessee leg islature. 1825-39 ? Member ofcongress, 1839-41 ? Governor of Tennessee. 1844 ? Nominated for president by the Democrats and elected. 1845 ? March 4, Inaugurated elev enth president, aged forty nine. 184G ? July 17, Oregon question settled. 1346-7 ? The Mexican war. 1848 ? Greatest territorial con quest in American history. 1842 ? June 15, death of Polk, aged fifty-three. Q JAMES KNOX POLK was the first ?l (lark horse to win the presidential race, and his figure reranins among the pale shadows in the procession of presidents across the pages of history. When he was yet a boy the family of James K. Polk moved from North Carolina to Tennessee, where he was too frail for frontier farming and was put to work behind the counter of a crossroads store. After a time in that excellent preparatory school of life he returned to his native state to enter college, and he graduated from the University of North Carolina. Becoming a country lawyer, he was sent to the Tennessee legislature; mar ried Sarah Childress, daughter of a k well-to-do man of business, and went to congress for 14 years, in the course of which he became first the Jackson leader of the house and finally speaker. Next he took his seat as governor of Tennessee for a term. After having been twice defeated in his effort to obtain a second election to the gover norship, those defeats were Immedl James K. Polk. ately crowned with the Democratic nomination for president. It was in the first year of the tele graph, and when the name of Clay was ticked off as the nominee of the Whig convention at Baltimore those wiseacres of Washington who still re garded Morse as an impostor said that the trick was easy, since anyone could have guessed who the Whig nominee would be. Three weeks afterward, when the Inventor at the capital spelled out the name of Polk as the Democratic nominee the doubting Thomases were convinced that he was a fraud. They scoffed at such an ab surdity and were not persuaded of the truth until the arrival of a train from Baltimore. The obscurity of "Jim" Polk, which chat smug, unsmiling, uninspirc-d little man of respectable abilities had pre served on the eminence' of the speak er's chair, was deepened by the shin ing fame of Van Buren, whom he had displaced at the convention, and cf Clay, against whom he was matched before the people. Those two states men had taken it for granted that rhey were to be the champions of their respective parties. History suspects that they concocted in a friendly visit two letters which appeared suspicious ly close together and which were sus piciously alike in discouraging the an nexation of Texas at risk of war with Mexico. Van Buren stood by his guns against annexation, going down in the Demo cratic convention under the displeas ure of the southern slaveholders and the alarm of northern doughfaces. Clay faltered in the campaign. Quibbling, qualifying and taking a back track, he went down at the election under the indignation of the abolitionists, who polled enough votes for their third ticket to cause his defeat. Polk lost Tennessee at the polls, and is the only man, with the sole excep tion of Wilson in 391G, who has been elected without his own state. For several days the national election was in doubt, with tho result hanging on a complete count in New York. At last it was found that Polk had car ried tho state by 5,000? thanks to tho Liberty party, which hod drawn away more than tho I number of votes from "the it cat compromiser." Henry Clay fia.l rv m promised hl^last chance f*jf the presidopcy.