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Miss Jerusha's Trip
Abroad By MARTHA MAC WILLIAMS Ck 1?:;. l>>' Me?* lur* Newspaper Syndicate ltepose heiug Mrs. Jenifer's long suit, she frowned severely when Hess Karn burst in upon lier. sayinc breath lessly : "I Know you can't believe it ?but It's gospel true ? " "Culm yourself. Elizabeth ? that is. If what you are about to say needs to have nil' believe it." Mrs. Jenifer in terrupted with frosty dignity, jet a glimmer of keen interest in her small, ?harp eyes. As principal of art and literature in tin* community high school at the county seat, she felt herself authority made manifest in the flesh over all the younger generation. Indeed, to say that she regarded her self as the lirst word of culture and likewise the last, would be hardly an overstatement of her spiritual case. "Miss .Terusha Kay is going to Europe ? for a six month s tour battlefields and everything !'* Bess ex ploded. "and take Allie Locke with her, paying for both out of her own pocket." "Impossible ! Why. she has never even hinted such a thing to me." Mrs. Jenifer said acridly. "On the con trary, she has been positively rude when once or twice I offered her ex* ceptlonal opportunity ? " "I know it's impossible? still it's so," Bess intewupted. Before she could say more Mrs. Jenifer had risen end was powdering her nose, the sure preliminary to putting on her hat. "You seem so positive, I feel 1 must iook into the matter at once. Of course she will expect to join my party ? we sail the first of the month. It will be very troublesome to make room for two extras at this late hour ? but perhaps the agency ? you know It will do for me what it will for no body else." ."Don't bother. Miss Jerusha herself told me she had all arrangements made ? steamer tickets, berths? every thing," Bess countered, with thinly veiled satisfaction. "She wrote to another agency, way back In the winter, setting the time so as to suit Ailie ? you know she had to teach until just a week l>aek." Mrs. Jenifer sank down, actually weak in the knees. For tlie first time since she bad assumed headship of things in Hampton town, she felt her supremacy challenged in a vital point. Throughout fifteen seasons she had regularly conducted parties abroad even in the heat of wartime there had been places and tilings to see. Lon don. for instance, Edinburgh, Spain and Home. Also there had been pa triotic (opportunities which the as tute lady had by no means neglected. There were folk mean enough to sug gest that It was the handsome rake off from the agency more than the de sire to spread sweetness and light that had prompted her activities. As a consequence of those activities there was hardly anything in skirts betwixt eighteen and eighty that could not 1>oast souvenir postcards and jumbled impressions, mainly inaccurate, of things overseas. Throughout Miss Jerusha. spinster, well-to-do. somewhat cranky but of a golden heart, had scoffed stoutly at such outgoings and Incomings. It was bad enough to have her quit the error <<f her ways independently of Mrs. Jenifer. But to go making her own arrangements, and taking along a pro tege. was adding insult dire to injury nil but mortal. Mrs. Jenifer shook her head, muttering through set teeth: "When Jerusha Kay finds herself stranded and in trouble, she need not hope for help from me." Apparently that day did not dawn. Miss Jerusha's pilgrimage went through with bells on? if one may j speak tiui? <>r * ttiinu so solemn as i adventuring n broad. She slaved the | full six mont hs. enmc back something j thinner. luit w i 1 1 1 a healthy color and ja new twinkle In her eyes that had l never heen solemn. Came alone, j Allie had stayed ltehind in New York, j A marvel all hut equal to the peine i away of the pair ? Allie was of the soft type, adorably cuddly ami cling ing, not In the least likely to yearn j for :i career. Hut beyond saying | that the child was "all right, mighty busy ami mighty happy." Miss Jerusha would not Explain. Nejthcr would she give any hill of particulars as to til" wonders she had seen or missed. I the hardships she had encountered or j the adventures that had sprung up In j her path. Thus throughout a month she stlinu ! latod Hampton's cwriosity until it was ;?t fever heat. Meantime she cloaucd (house, after the real gaudy fashion j of the older time. Walls, rugs, thiol's, ( windows, curtains, all movables, the most part of immovables, got a puri fication to remember. In addition now i the express, now parcels post, brought things curiously varied in shape, size | and weight, judging by the outer looks j j of them. Heajwd unopened In the j big dining room, the first place to un dergo cleaning, they made a curious show. But nobody got a word as to i what was inside? or another word as j to when those things would become I risible. Then like an avalanche, or eaith- ' quake came Invitations? Miss Jerusha Ray. at home upon Thursday after noon. The cards fell like rain upon the IJust and the unjust ? result a' heterogeneous crowd that jammed the wide hall, the big parlors and library. And overflowed the wide stone steps, ! beside putting a remnant fringe Into ! the frost-bitten garden. A stunned crowd that could hardly ; move for seeing, hardly speak for | amazement. Not a postcard! Instead, such array of pictures, books, drap eries, "articles of bigotry and virtue" as quite put out of court all previous collections from foreign tours. Hest of all, everything plainly labeled with day, date and place of purchase, also price ? which was in many eases as tonishingly small. Miss Jerusha stood i smiling affably, waving greeting to I rich and poor, answering easily and i specially each importunate inquirer. She had able assistance from a tall, smiling young fellow, who seemed to have more than the usual complement j of hands, feet ami eyes. Apparently, he knew all about everything ? and I told what he knew more than well. ? Skillful shepherding landed the human [ stream in the hack yard, where, under a huge marker, were heaps and mounds ! I and rivers of surpassing things Jo eat and drink. When they had heen duly disposed I of. Miss Jerusha stood upon a hassock, the tall fellow steadying her, and said , j clearly: "Listen, folks' I'm going ro I tell everybody why 1 went abroad. It I was to protect myself ? as long as I j had not been, everybody that had felt i j a call to come and tell me all about it j | and show me their postcards. 1 got j j tired ? dead tired? of it? always did I hate monotony. So I went myself ? ! you've seen the proof of it. 1 saw I everything on show, religiously ? and j seeing it has made me surer than | I ever that Jliesc .United Stales are the j j hest place on earth for real white j j folks to live in. It may lack 'atmos- ; I j die re'- ? but my! It lias got such a plenty of clean, fresh air to make up tor the lack! My collection may he trumpery ? I won't quarrel with you. < But they show 1 was there ? which is the main use of collections. Copies come cheap, you know ? especially copies of copies. Hut I have one j original ? it's priceless. Allie, come out and end the show." Half a minute and Allie stood blush ing and beautiful beside the tall fellow, her hand in his. Miss Jerusha smiled at them, saying fondly: "Here is my original ? a woman absolutely blissful, married to the right man, and joying to love, honor and obey him. ! O! Yes ? we found him on the ship ? I nicy were marriei" in N? w York. ? "on I grit I ttliit it'll*- are in order. \ on may I t:ilk over the n?:U< h ? sis for anything j else. excuse me, to I lie end of ? tlit? chapter." SOUTHERN COLONIES IN 1735 Author Believed Strong Tie Existed 1 Between the Settlements and the ?'Mother Country." I Virginia. Maryland. the two t'aro linas. Georgia ? '.he Southern sweep of 1 Kngland-in-Aineriea ? are colonized. ! They have comuiuuicat ion with one i another ami with middle ami northern ' Knglaiid-in- America. They also have J communication with Hie motheiiam! ' over the sea. The yroetings of kindred ! ami the fruits <?f lahor travel to ami j t*ro over the salt. tumbling waves. I'.itl 1 also go mutual criticism and ?*? >tii| ?!:> i ti t [ "Kaeh man." says Hoethe. "is led and j misled after a fashion peettliar to him self." So with those mass persons ' called countries. Tension would eonie j about, tension would relax, tension I would return and increase between j Mother England and Daughter Atner I ica. In all these colonies, in the year | with which this narrative closes, there were living children and young per sons who would see the cord between broken, would h^rtr read the Declara tion of Independence. So ? but the true bond could never be broken, for moth er nnd daughter after all are one. ? Mary Johnston. "The Chronicles of | America." ? Christian Science Monitor. The Spongy Moss of Labrador. There was still plenty to see at Na tashquan and 1 took a long walk, chief ly in stunted spruces and in the bog ? ' the barrens or tundras of Labrador? ' which occupies so much of the country j in the sub-Arctic and Arctic zoues. Au ' dubon says in his Journal: "To tread I over the spongy moss of Labrador is a j -beyond conception until tried; at every step the foot sinks in a deep, soft cushion which closes over it, and it requires a good deal of exertion to pull it tip again. Where this moss happens to be over a marsh, then you sink a couple of feet deep every step you take; to reach bare rock is deJight ful, and quite a relief." In another | place he says: "We crossed a savan : nali of tunny miles in extent; in many ; places the soil seemed to wave under I us, and we expected at each step to go I through the superficial moss carpet, i . . . These descriptions are very ac ! curate. 1 should compare the labor to j that of walking in deep wet snow. I . . . ? Charles Wendell Townsend. As You Spell, You Reap. ! A note from the Fellow to the Boss: j "Dear sir: 1 have decided to get | another job unless you raze my | salary." The reply: , "I have decided to accede to your | request and raze yor.r salary, which j will allow you to start on your new I Job right away." ? Richmond Times ! Dispatch. I I A Serial Domestic. I Mrs. Uptown ? This magazine looks 1 rather the worse for wear. ! Mrs. Downtown ? Yes. it's the one I I generally lend to the servant on Sun ! days. j "Doesn't she get tired of always [ reading the same one?" i "O, no! You see. it's the same hook. | but always a different servant." ? Lon j don Weekly Telegraph. i New Ship Signals for Use in Fog. Most ship collisions in fog are due to the difficulty in detecting the exact direction that the whistle and bell signals come from. A veteran sea cap tain has devised a new method to overcome this. lie uses four signal horns of differ ent tones, two sirens, a steam whistle and a steam gong, irtl operated by foot levers. Kaeh of these corresponds to one of the cardinal points of the com pass, and is sounded in a fog only when the ship is headed In that direc tion. 2000 lbs Creamery Butter in one pound prints, while it lasts 35 cents a pound. Pure Pasteurized Milk, 1 0 cents per quart. White Ash Egg Coal Delivered, $5.00. Red Ash Egg Coal, $6.25. High grade Pure Motor Gasoline, 25 cents per Gallon. Ronceverte Ice and. Produce Co., RONCEVERTE WEST VIRGINIA. | Investigation Showi That Modern Woman's Pockets Contain Won. derful Variety of Objects. I TWe number of things which :i small | 1?>\ carried in his pocket was cnu* \ I ? subject exciting comment. Today ' a girl ?>f any age usually pxccwl^ the quota of Jlit' most acquisitive of small hoys. The articles which till "the feminine handbag or envelope purse are of course vastly different ami yet there are certain similarities. The small hoy carried usually a sup ply of lishin^ tackle, some string and h hook or two ami often a dead angle worm. The woman's lishing tackle i* differ- j cut ? her hair holds powder, rouue. mlr- j ror. a comh and sometimes au addi- ' tional pair of eyelashes to stick on 1 when she wants to dazzle. The small hoy carried nail?. The woman carries a nail tile. The small hoy carried two coins with ? holes In them and a Canadian penny. The woman carries carfare usually ? and her husband's telephone number j and office address. The small hoy carried a hunch of jokes cut from the papers." The woman carries at least a couple of love letters. The small hoy carried a secret mis sive in which the announcement of a neighborhood cock tight was mysteri ously Indicated in rubbed red chalk, j The woman carries a bargain sale j announcement. In addition the woman carries three j postage stamps shriveled up and dam- j aged, one broken gfove clasp, one milk bottle return check, four mem- 1 ornndum slips, four house keys, two I samples and several varieties of pins. I The small hoy carried a pack of ( eiga rettes. So iioes the woman. ? Exchange. BRINGING SANTA UP TO DATE! Modern Child Considered Him Much j Too Old to Be Riding Around in an Airplane. < Story hour in 'the Prospect branch i library is an important occasion for ' the many youngsters of the neighbor hood. As it was Christmas week, the usual yuletide stories were being told I to the eagar group. Santa, as is the custom, was described to whirl through the sky and even past the handle of the dipper with his sleigh ami reindeers. One little precocious miss doubted his means of travel very much and j didn't hesitate to criticize. "Santa uses an airplane now." was the more j niof-ern version. St. Nick seems to he ' taken for granted, hut a querulous youngster asked: "How old is Santa? He brought my mother toys and things when she was a little girl, so he must he an old man now. and too | old to ride in an airplane." ? Indian- ! apolis News. c. s. c:ffman, d. d. s. X-H;iy Equipment for Dent;d Surgc-ry. l/^wlsburji. Wf. Va. Undertaking. A Licensed Embalmer. Day Phone 40. Night Phone J 45. C. E. COX & Co. Lewi sburgW. Va. Banish Headaches; Golds, LaG rippe CASCMn QUININE ^EGLECTED HtWtdn and CoUi are a crime against health ani family wel fare. Don't be a ?lavt to winter complaials. Dan'l make yourself useless and endanger others by allowing Cold* to run their course. Always have Hill'* Cascara Bromide Quinine Tablet* bandy. For Colds, Head aches and La Grippe they are beat by tett ? quickest to act and end Colds in 24 bourp, I j Grippe in 3 day*. Safe, depend able No bad afttr effects. No "held noises " Convenient and pleasant to take. At All Druggists? 30 Cents W H KILL COMTAKV. t'LTHOIT ISO) Feeling "At Home." One of our ambitions is to have folks feel at home in this Bank; to cultvate geniality and good! will; to promote that feeling that the Bank of Greenbrier is a home Institution, ready to serve our home people at all times. You will always find a welcome here. Y ou are entitledto our time and attention whether you bank here or elsewh ere. THE BANK of GREENBRIER, LEWISBURG* WEST VIRGINIA Speed Waqon Equipped With Dump Bodu and Poad Floater A REO k< Speed Wagon, Equipped with a Road Floater and Dump Body, will replace up to six teams of horses in doing Road work. It has demonstrated it ability to do better and faster work than horse-drawn equipment. It. will handle gravel at a speed of from ten to fifteen miles an hour. At this speed it will spread the gravel more evenly and 1i!! up the little cups and ruts. It has proved equally effective in maintaining the ordinary type of dirt road." The Floater, or leveling apparatus, can be hung on either side of the Speed Wagon. It is adjustable to different pressures on the road. With a Dump Hody the Speed Wagon will carry practi cally a yard of gruvel, "floating" the road as it goes along. The Floater can be easily removed and the truck used for other purposes. Parker Reo Agency, Reo Motor Car Co., Lansing, Mich. LewisburgJ W. Va. OFFICIAL. DIRECTORY Of Greenbrier County, \\ est Virginia, Hcviscd January 1, 1021. Judge Circuit Court ? S. 11. Sharp, of Marlinton. Prosecuting Attorney ? S. M. Austin, of Lewisburg. County Commissioners ? Thos. W. Shields, Pres., Frankford; E. W. Sydenstricker, Lewisburg; H. E. Williams, Trout. Circuit Clerk ? \V. F. Richardson. County Clerk ? Paul C. llogsett. Deputy County Clerk ? Earl C. Watts Sheriff ? L. L. Graybeal; Deputies: S. H. McDowell, W. R. Hunt, J. W. Miller. Surveyor ? G L. White. Assessor ? E. B. Miller; Deputies: W. A. Bivens, J. A. Brown, S. N. Erwin. J. W. Crickenberger. State Senators ? J. S. Lewis; R. H. Boone. House of Delegates ? C. F. McClintic II. W. Bivens. Superintendent of Schools ? L. O. Haynes, of Snioct. Ju?i/ioes of the Peace ? Anthony's Creek District ? W. S. Waid; J. N. Foster. Blue Sulphur District ? A. M. Mc Neer. Falling Spring District ? M. M. Burr; W. P. McKoever. Fort Spring District ? p. II. Mc Grath; J. W. Fink. Frankford District ? Theo. Brink ley; A. E. iSrant. Lewisburg District ? W. It. Bur dette; F. M. Arbuckle. Meadow Bluff District ? Alban Mc Clung;' O. D. Ruckman. White Sulphur ? R. Leo Harper; N. A. Beckner. Constables ? Falling Spring District ? B, T. Rose. Fort Spring District? R. H. Brown Frankford ? J. R. Fleshman. Irish Corner ? W. G. White. White Sulphur District ? W. G. Leach; J. E. Forren. Overseers *?f Poor ? Anthony's Creek District ? W. 3. Waid Blue Sulphur District-T. Ij. Bivens, Palling Spring District Fort Spring District ? H. L, Coff man. Frankford District ? J. F. Bright. Irish Corner District Lewisbug District- J. M. Cunning ham. Meadow Bluff District ? W. A. An derson. White Sulphur District? J. E. Ayres. Williamsburg District ? F. L. Wal lace. Commissioners ot Accounts- ? John W. Arbuckle, F. M. Arbuclcle, Samuel Price and A. M. Tressel. W. B. Blake. Jr., of Ilonceverte, General Receiver. Times of Holding Courts: Circuit Court convenes on the Third Tuesday in January; Second Tuesday iu May, Second Tuesday in September. The County Court convenes on the First Tuesday in each of the months of January, February, March, April. May, June, July. September, October November and December; and on the Second and Forth Tuesdays in A u gunt. Beman Produce Co. WHOLESALE PRODUCE. (Denning Livery Building,) Roncrvrrte. \V. Va. Offers the Best Market and the Highest Cash Price tor your Produce. Butter, Eggs, Chickenp, Turkey*, "Wool, Bides, Furs, and Ginseng. 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