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is Nobody's business but Yours. This bank respects this fact and every transaction is strictly confidential No information is given rel ative to your business with Us. THE BANK of GREENBRIER, LEWISBURG WESTT VIRGINIA. INCIENT RACES PLAYED BALL fosslng the Sphere le Supposed to Have Had Deep Symbolic Mean ing Centuries Ago. Although It is a proven fact thnt lie game now designated baseball is f modern and purely American origin, he use of a ball in ceremonies and iames goes back many centuries. Four thousand yenrs ago, In the svelfth Egyptian dynasty, a Coptic irtlst sculptured on the temple Ben! Iiissan, human figures throwing and latching balls. A leather-covered hall pod In games played on the Nile over p centuries ago, has a place among pe innny archeologlcal specimens in be British museum. It has a sewed over nnd Is In a reracrkable state of reservation. I The game of ball was prized by the frocks as giving grace and elasticity ) the human figure, and they erected statue to one Aristonlcus for his rnflclency in it. Ancient medical | ructitloners were wont to prescribe course of ball playing, where the I ixlern doctor would order a diet of i Ills. 1 It Is supposed that bnll tossing hnd deep symbolic meaning when played i the spring of the year; and thnt :? tossing of the bnll was intended >t to typify tlu? upsprlnglng of the i" of nature after the gloom of wln And, whether this was the case the people of antiquity or not, is a remarkable fact that the oc ? siiistics of the early church adopted W symbol nnd gave It a very special ritillranre by meeting on Easter day id throwing a ball from hand to irnl, to typify the Resurrection. fOTEM POLES" TELL STORY fre Historical Records, and Not, as I Many Supposed, Idols to Be Worshiped. An art In sculpture not resembling y other art In the world, unless pos ?ly that of ancient Mexico, Is found k'hly developed among the aboriginal itives of the northwest coast. Their material Is always wood, and furnished by huge trees from the r,,M, which are carved Into the l,v<t fantastic shapes. In this style '? sculptured the? so-called "totem >!>s," which, often of great size and P-ht. astonish the observer by the ?tricaey of tlielr workmanship and I? weird Imaginativeness of their lmple\ designs. ?Karly missionaries In that part of world mistook the totem poles for w'*- As a matter of fact, they pos no such significance, being merely Irnldtc columns. Each trlbul clan ^ Its own traditions and myths, ?rich takes the' place of history, and are symbolized by the extraor Pnry birds and other animals, some human faces or figures, carved ltho totern poles. |Hius the Bear clan will have ite iridic column topped: by the sculp ed figure of a b?ir. The raven l?*s up conspicuously at the totem, I crent, of the Haven clan ; the whale ?? the Whale clan, and so on. P'o the unversed a totem pole would no slgnlficnnce beyond Its queer hut It la In reality a whola story P"T*d In wood. ? Power of Poise. Is power. The - man who master of himself under all condl* cannot feel the assurance, the which Is the right of every hu ? n being to experience He Is never ?" ?>f himself, i ud the man who Is mire of himself i? never wholly He Is not even well-bred. f<?r ?! breeding Implies self-coutrol un ??U circumstances. 3-iere Is. perhaps, no other thing Thich Is so conducive to one's physical and mental comfort, efficiency, happi ness nnd success as a calm mind. When the mind Is unbalanced, by anger, ex citement, worry, fear or nervousness, the entire body ffc thrown out of har ! mony. All the functions are deranged; I the man or woman is not normal, and i Is, therefore, whatever the situation. at a complete disadvantage, wholly un i able to contend with It. ? Orison Swett i Harden In the New Success Magazine. Elevator Rope in Coal Mines. One of the most Impressive things about a colliery, to an outsider. Is the I mammoth drum which winds the rope ; which brings coal up from the pit. This monster drum may measure 150 feet In circumference, and weigh about 200 tons, nnd It will wind In the rope with Its load at a speed of nearly 00 miles an hour. There are miles of the rope, when the pit Is a deep one, like the Yorkshire Main colliery's, whose ver tical shaft holds the record for depth by going down nearly 1,000 yards, and for long distances horizontally. The rope costs $10 a yard and Its maximum life la three and one-half years. Every : Inch of It passes each day through a ! man's hands for examination. Shaft ! accidents arc very rare. Strange Leases. For weird leases London would be ! hard to beat In some instances, says a I correspondent. lie dealt with bouses ' lately which were for sale and found that the ground landlord was the duchy of Cornwall, the leaseholder paying an i annual ground rent of fourpence! And ! this fourpence was sent every year in ! an envelope which cost twopence, and it i cost the duchy twopence to acknowl j edge receipt! "But there is a stranger ieuse In the north of London," he said; | "some houses there art? leased until the deuth of the duke of Connaught. There Is no other <ate attached to the document." Grain Sown From Airplane. Through an invention to sow grain by airplane, aircraft may be listed as I agricultural Implements. The new | "flying grain sower," says the New I York Sun, will plant a strip of (10 feet 1 wide traveling at the rate of 40 miles an hour. The seeds are expelled by air pressure from a perforated metal I tube with sufllcient velocity to drive . them deep Into the ground. At the | end of ench wing a thin stream of i white lime or fertilizer Is released to i j outline the planted area. The plane is i constructed to make a landing on a i ! plowed Held without damage. Under normal conditions the "(lying 1 lower" has a capacity of 010 acres in j i about six hours. The same area plant- j ? ed with an eight-foot drill traveling at ! the rate of three miles an hour would > take a man twenty-two and a half days of fen hours. It Is estimated that 1,000 acres could be covered In one , day by the air-sower. Taxes of the Nations. ! The tax. burden in Important conn- j tries was conlputed f for the financial I conference held at Brussels. Ex pressed In dollars at ihm rate of ex- ' change current In the summer, the Nation's Business states. It is shown i that per capita the United Kingdom pays the highest taxes of $87.00; tho TTnited States Is serond. with $r>0.00; France, third, with $.14.00; and Nor way. fourth, with $28.80. With the Income per capita, the economists compared the present gov ernment revenue '?f the latter to the former ? which comes nearest to show ing the relative burdens of faxes today ?Is lowest In the United States nf S per rent and highest In the United Kingdom at 27 per cent. Tho other countries come In between. [LET EYES DECIDEI Wise Advice for Those Contem plating Matrimony. The Dreamer Needs a Brown-Eyed Mate; Practical Person Should Choose Blue or Gray. Who make better mates, persons ?with brown eyes or persons with blue? Although uo hard-and-fust rule ran be laid down, those with brown eyes ure more steadfast and faithful. Nat uralists say that dogs or horse.-? with det'p brown eyes are gentler than those with the grayish tint. This applies equally to hutnan beings. P.rown eyes mean gentleness. The secret <>f married life Is tolerance, which is another word for gentleness. It must not bo imagined that men or women with gray or blue eyes are nec essarily intolerant. Hut. generally speaking, character can be told from c\ es. A man with wistful brown eyes prob ably will be a dreamer. Suppose he marries blue eyes ? that Indicate indi vidualism and often egotism ? after a while blue eyes will tire of brown eyes. Contlcncss and dreaminess will 1 be mistaken for weakness, and blue | or gray eyes usually despise weakness. NN i t hoi; t respect, love cannot last. If. therefore, you arc a dreamy per son. look for a life companion, n mate, in the man or woman who possesses brown eyes. If you are a man. you will need comforting and "mothering." Psychologists say that all men with the "mother-complex heart" ? a heart that is gentle, and wants to "mother" or protect somebody, and, therefore, to j be "mothered" in turn ? are born with i brown eyes, Brown-eyed people are ? usually romantic and sentimental. Blue-eyed people are more practical. They usually laugh at sentiment call ing it "sickly sentimentality." Im agine, therefore, a sensitive girl raar ! ried to a man who considers her to be ; weak and a "sentimentalist." How Is love going to last in those circum stances? Curiously enough, like usually at tracts unlike In early youth, as one pole of a magnet draws the opposite pole of another. Therefore, an ex ! tremely sentimental man often falls In I love, or imagines himself to fall In love, with an extremely practical young woman, the result being a tem porary broken heart on the part of the unfortunate youth. Brown eyes ver sus blue eyes, in all probability. Yet imagine for a moment what would have happened, had they mar i rled. The first wonderful attraction | of opposite* ? and while it lasts It is j all-powerful ? would soon pas*, for no I lire can blaze In brilliance Indefinitely. I Imagine the two going for a walk on a spring night. He? -the brown-eyed sentimentalist ? I would feel thrilled by the beauty of i the night, of the moon rising like a | great white water Illy in the dark i pool of the sky. Or perhaps he would j want to pause and gnze at the stars, I or watch a ghostly barn owl witinow I lug over the young corn. lie would see romance in the night's mysteries, and want to slay and dream. But she ? the blue eyed practical one ? would remember that a certain amount of sleep 1* necessary If work | is to be done properly on the morrow, i that "colds" might ensue from linger ; ing in the dew fall. However each might wish to please the other, intoler ance would creep in, and the old words, | "lie ? or she ? doesn't understand." Misunderstanding means misery, i If you are a dreamer, marry a t dreamer; If you are brown-eyed, marfy | a brown-eyed i?erson. If you like life j and action, and possess blue or gray ? | or groer ? eye*, marry a person with | eyes of one of those colors. ? London I Answers. System of Checks and Balances According to the Export Trade and Exporters' Review, l Ids Is the way j they cash a chock in < Jrcece : Tin* check is presented t<? the teller. ! Indorsement is made in his presence, i ! II" makes out several eoples of re ! ceipts for the amount, which receive ; payee's signature. A bronze disk | bearing a number is then presented to the payee, who waits his turn. The writing on the check is now compared 1 with the tiled signature. If the check ! Is on another hank this hank Is called ' by telephone or a messenger sent and the check verified. The check next | goes to the bookkeeper, where the de- 1 posl tor's balance Is brought forward and records made. An auditor la called and chocks all proccedlngH as i they are made. The customer's num ber !h then cnlled and the customer ! presents his disc. Identifies the check, verities his signature on the receipts, and receives the cash. They fear the Greeks hearing i checks. ? Commerce and Finance. Pretest Against Burial at Sea. The population of Saigon was great* ly stirred some tlma ago on learning that the body of a young English woman who died aboard a steamer ef the Messngerles Marltlmes was con si gned to the sea despite the protest#, entreaties and proffered compensation of her husband, who Sought to have the body retained until the first port was reached. A petition wrr ad> dressed to the governor of Oochi* China, setting forth that burial at see Is a practice which originated In ths period of snlllng vessels when ships might remain becalmed for days, but thnt It Is no lontrer lustlfled now that vovacei bp- much shorter and ocean travel has reached as great Irapor- ] tKITO H Of, t?v? 'nrd [WAS OUT TO SAVE MONEY I Mrs. Newbride Had It All Figured, to Her Own Satisfaction, at Any Rate. | "Yea, it does, as you say, give rath : er an air to the flat." agreed the al : most new hushntul. llis wife had seat ! ed herself on the arm of his chair sur j veying their latest acquisition, the i baby grand piano, which iilled tlirce j fourths of the living room. "And now if we only had one of ' those nifty one-arm floor lumps," mused the almost new husband's bride. ( "Why, Bcttiua, it was only yester | day that you argued the piano would linish the room without buying an j other thing," protested the almost new 1 husband. "That was one of the ar guments you used to wheedle tne into buying !" "Well, of enur-v. it saves us buying [ a luscious blue plush bed-davenport. <>r I m graceful chaise lot.gue or n library table," she defended. "There simply i^n't room in ibis apartment for much besides the piano. It really is an , # ?coin iiuy in the end. Hut a lamp is J ; different. You know that a grand pi-! aim is not complete without a floor i lamp. And while we are at it we might as well get one of the newest ! kind, .lust think bow cozy we would look with you sitting peacefully under j the new lamp while I play to you ev ery evening!" "Hum!" groaned t lie almost new husband. "The next tiling you'll be telling nie thut a grand piano requires an oriental prayer rug under the ped als. a Persian scarf thrown across the bench and a vase of dollar-a-smell roses in constant attendance. I'm j rather surprised that you haven't men tioned another apartment with a pl j ano room for your pet!" "It would be nice," agreed the bride i failing to note the touch of sarcasm in the voice of her husband. Then she rallied her forces once more. "Hut think how much money it will save us on movies. By staying home to play and sing we save ? let ine see ? - exactly OG cents a day !" "By the way," said the almost new husband, "we mustn't forget our serial j on Friday night. Last week left Harry I Hairbreadth in an awful flx. Do you ? think the piano would mind if we | left it alone Just once?" "Oh, 1 guess not," answered Betty j absent-mindedly. Then she launched her linnl attack. "You know, Billy, I I can't expect you to give up going out 1 entirely, at least until I learn to play better. I have heard of a splendid teacher at $10 an hour and I really think, to be worthy of such an instru ment, I should take lessons 1" "It's not the original cost, it's the upkeep!" snid the almost new husband, j "Come along, my dear, to the movies." House of 1,000 Rooms. A maze which forms a happy hunt ing ground for robbers, is the house formerly occupied by the ministry of ; war in Vienna, says a correspondent, j The great size of the thousand roomed j house evidently attracts the attention : of thieves and the military and police | seem unable to keep them out. Or 1 nameuts, pictures, typewriters, every thing and anything, even to the door knobs and knockers are constantly be 1 ing carried away. When a thief, in } the course of his wanderings, meets anyone, he simply pretends to have come on business, and goes on until he t comes to an unoccupied room, there ! he quickly gathers together anything he can lay his hands on, and departs. In many cases the robbers have an accomplice in the street to whom ar ticles are thrown from the window. I Cream-Colored Moles. It is rut Iter curious to Und dead moles lying about dykesides when mole-fur prices are so high, writes n correspondent from Scotland. I crossed ] a Held, and at tiie exit I counted no \ fewer tlian 22 moles in a heap. These had evidently been thrown there by a local trapper as useless lum ber. More curious still, I came on what may be called the unique In moles. A gardener had trapped four of these rodrnts of a decided cream color. No portion of the bodies gave signs of normal coloring. The gar dener said he surmised there were I more on his premises, but he had | failed to catch them at the date hoi exhibited the four referred to. Continental Camp Rediscovered. "Connecticut Village," one of the i camps of Washington's soldiers in the Hudson highlands, the site of which lias long been unknown, has been redis covered by members of the New York Historical society. The unearthing of a bayonet blade, a grnpeshot. buttons of the Continental Infantry and artil lery, bullets, guntllnts and other mili tary relics, togther with topographical characteristics that tally accurately with records In Continental documents, have placed the camp on the farm of James Smith, about a mile and u half from Cold Spring village. Cow Gives 42 Tons of Milk. ? A Hrltlsh Krleslan cow, owned by an English farmer, gave more than 2.000 , gallons of milk during 1019, and prom- i lues to repeat the performance this i year. In the two years lier output of 1 milk amounted to considerably more 1 than 4.000 gallons and weighs more i than IS tons. In less than six years | Mors Uoso has had seven calves and ; given more thnn 42 tons of milk. More Trouble. A firm of music publishers have pro- j dtieed what they do crlbe as a t h re<* quarter one-step. It will soon be Im possible to vol a dance without being iircMiiipnu'cd a tirofo*. oi, a! orith iiiuiii ??M. I * i :? l'oncb. FEED ? FLOUR. j O ! w e can take Care of your NEEDS in any quantity and at the RIGHT PRICE!. We follow the Markets; others follow Us. Exchange your Wheat for Limestone Flour. Guaranteed to be the Best Flour milled in Greenbrier County. One Trial will Convince You. Hayes Feed and Flour Co, Lewisburg, W. Va. BROKE HEART OF SCIENTIST Learned Man, Victim of ThoughtSece k Practical Jcke, Proved Unable to Live It Down. What is believed l?> In* the great est hoax ill the history of science wsis played over a century ago l?y students 1 or I'rof. Ilartholomacus Adam lteriti i ger. holder of the chair of natural i philosophy at the University of Wurz ! berg. He was keenly interested in ' fossil renin ins, and was the leader in the great group that held them to he a sort of divine Joke, placed In the earth by God to test human faith. Students desired a score or more of fossils from clay representing the mast absurd beasts their Imaginations could conceive, and hid them in the ground in a spot where the old paleon tologist was known to frequently dig. He discovered them and accepted then) as real, and when a little later the stu dents hid other designs, showing stars and suns and even Inscriptions In Hebrew, Syrian and Babylonian, the old man was delighted and was sure he had proven his grounds. He began a hook of immense size, and written in Latin, in which he gravely set forth his proofs of the divine origin. The shout of laughter that went up when the book was issued broke the oh! man's heart, and he died after spending every cent he had in itn elTort to recall the book. What mnde the Joke more serious was the faith with which many learned men accepted the thing at first, Herlnger's reputation up to this time being high In the world of science. STORING WORDS IN MEMORY What May Be Described as Mental Photography Is Especially Valu able to Theatrical People. The photographic memory Is found most frequently In actors and ac tresses, who have to study a variety of parts In a very short time. After n time, these people form n habit of getting a mental photograph of the words. They look at the page, n?ad the lines, and then, shutting their eyes, endeavor to "see" the words. It Is a habit which, once formed, 1s quickly developed. The present writer once "crammed" a part of forty-five paces in a single day by the aid of this natural photography. Tt may he said at once that not everybody cjin acquire this species of memory. Only those possessed of great powers of concentration can achieve the results described. Hut. providing that a person lias anything of this cift, he can build upon It until It will serve him to an almost unlim ited degree. The photographic memory usually finds its best development among peo ple with what are called "bumpy" foreheads. They have unusual pow ers <>f visual concentration. ? Ex change. Two Atomic Theories. An atom is a part vo small as not to be divisible. It Is an ultimate par ticle of matter. Two opinions, direct ly opposite to each other, have long had currency with regard tj? the con stituent particlcs of material things; the one, that matter I?i composed of *?11 assemblage of minute particles, or atoms, incapahlc of further division; the other, that there is no limit to Its divisibility, the smallest conceiv able particle still consisting of an infinity of parts. The first <?f these theories, which Is commonly distin guished by tin* name of atomic phil osophy, was originated in CJrecee by Leucippus; it was supported by Dem ocritus and subsequently improved by Epicurus and his disciples. The Epi cureans professed to account for the origin and formation of all things by supposing that these atoms were en dued with gravity and motion, and thua came together into the different organlxed bodies. I ?at* and See*. Fer many year* I have noticed when the lime treeserw In flower the (round beneath them strewed with dead bees (the small humble-bee), states a Scot tish correspondent on nature matters. Kut I don't think this can be the work of bats, a? suggested, for the beee are generally whole, outwardly, but their Insldea are eaten away. Can It be ! tliMt there Is some tiny Insect In the lime flower which, fastening on them | us they suck the honey, eats Into their j bodies, and causes them to drop down ! dead below t tie tree? I have never noticed any number of iv < ah m! the . trees of tin evening, nnd besides a bat's mouth would be too large to eat them out like that. Slept Thirty-Two Years. Surely a subject for the speculative psychologist is tin? record sleep In* dulled itt by Caroline Olilson, n Swedish girl. In 1S75. when only a eh I hi of fourteen years, she fell into a long trance in the island of OkuUo. in the Baltic, an<t remained unconscious for .'ill years. Food was administered to her. although she seemed quite un concerned. Nor did she respond to any inquiry during that Ioiik time. Then suddenly she awoke, no longer a girl, hut a middle-aged woman, and the most careful examination could not reveal the slightest weakness or mental efTect. After coming out of her long trance Caroline enjoyed very good health. English Coal Miners Peculiar. The occupation of coal-mining In Englaud is said to pass very largely from father to son and from uncle to nephew. It Is a calling to which one Is dedicated, and more than any oth er class of workers the miners are a caste and a people to themselves. It was about a coal miner, or, as he used to be more generally called, a collier, that the famous story of the Broad wood grand used to be told ? how he bought the piano out of his monstrous wages and, finding himself unable to play It, took umbrage and kicked It to pieces. Tlie story was generally believed and much grieved over In mid dle-class Victorian society. VICTOR SUPREMACY Has been put beyond question by the World's Greatest Musicians in every department of Music. 0O0 Nothing can go hc\ond this single fact easily proven. If its fidelity is such li?;il they are willing to trust their rrptilal ions to if flic highest possible test has been met. 0()0 We can give you a demon stration in your own home. 0O0 The largest stock of VICTKOI.AS and KKCOKDS in this section of flic Sf.ilc EASY TEHMS OF s PAYMENT IF DES1HEI). oOfi MASOV HKMa IiCwlsburg, West Virginia. LOSS OF WEIGHT Mineral Wella, "W. Va. ? "I am Bind to have the privilege of reconimcMwl. ing Dr. Pierce'# medicino. I w:ik all run-down and in a T?ry bad con dition. Had doo torod bond rods of dollars away an4 aerer received any beaeflt from tba doctors' medicine, I also ?m opeis ?teftiyoa for fera lniao treublo. but wu only abU to draf areund, and kept getting worse all the time. I only weighed 111 pounds. A friend recommended Dr. Plerce'n medicine to me so 1 took four bottles of the 'Favorite Prescription' and now I do all my work snd take care of four children, and I weigh 178." ? MHIL | KTHEL RICHARDS, K. F.D. 1. W. L. TABSCOTT AKDITOH AND Pl'MIJC ACCOUNTANT, Fifteen Yojir? Experience. I.FAvisniiui Hank 1H'HJ>ino, fxnvlsbii i n, Virginia.