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MORE ABOUT THE TAX GRAFT.
II v \Ym. 11. S \\v yi us. ISy nature WiM Virginia is the wealthiest S'ali* in tin- world. 'I ne geologist telL us that no State in the Known world lias been blessed by nature with surh a lavish hand. And yet we read in to-day's paper, *'l>es tilntion exists 1 1 > an unusual if nut alarming extent in tin* coal ngion of tin* Stair according lo thr report made l>\ tlu* Special Committee of the Charleston Kiwanls I "I n!? and adopted by the organization at > i .< terday's luneheim. * And the t Setl Cross lias taken charge and our jails and penitentiaries are l'ull and our grand juries are indicting men tor treason against Jin* Slate. l>cgiiis to look a good ileal like "Itussia the Med" don't it V 'I Iu* coal mines are: closed and the slump appears ever, where. One energetie salesman told; the writer >toda\ that he had not ! made a dollar si nee last No\e:nber. ! A ill the l'eaee Conference i^ potter-; ing along in Washington and I no- ; lice it has turned most of l?ussia! over to tin* .laj?auese. As liussiaj has about four times more natural' resourees than the t'nitrd States 1 , suppose the while man is making j an assignment over to the .laps. j What is the matter in West Virginia is the matter with the whole world. This ought to be termed the "lira of ] the Little Head," the 2x1. the de.in-i agogue. he is 'the fellow that is, guilty. I'ut him out of business and ! prosperity will return, lie caused j the war, the Little Ilead did. ami he is running West Virginia, and has been for years, uuid he is running' this world. If this country, this State and this world will quit fol lowing liars and -demagogues and grafters prosperity will return. We have the remedy in our own hands, absolutely. Most enterprises under taken by men at first yield little re Iutii on invested capital. The coun try is dependent on those enter prises for its prosperity, its bread an-d its butter. Men form a bank, build a railroad, or open a coal mine and ordinarily it is years before the stock is really worth anything. Three-fourths of our largest public buildings never paid the people a dollar who put up the money to build them. Hut the building, etc.. of those things by corporations, in dividuals, etc., produced prosperity These are the things that employ labor and pay taxes. And yet this Government through the demagogue and the damned fool has been mak ing war on its business people for! twenty years. Everything that the' business man does to bring pros perity to the country is not done with the assistance of the govern ment but in snite of the government. The government through the dema gogue. taught the West Virginia coal jmner to do the very things that it now proposes to iba-ng him for doing From the day a business enterprise, starts in this country it is ding (long ed to death for taxes and regulated to death by the reformers. The re sult is that both capital and labor! have struck and both are mad. The; business man instead of going into business buys the tax free bands, which yield a sure return instead of putting his .money into enterprises; which the government jumps on with belli feet and taxes 1o death. The misfortune of the country 'is that accident lias .made a number of little heads enormously rich iust like the discovery of oil in Okla homa made a number of blanket In dians millionaires, and these fools are catering to the demagogues and deluging the Country with heresies and foolishness. The worst curse of the country today is inot the ignor ant poor, but t!u* more ignorant rich. I hey back the reformer and the demagogue to undermine the country. This country must cure itself of its distemper. This: govern - meirlhas got to get ><:me brains in il somewhere. I he world can not he run forever o.i lies and bluster and blurt. We have gol to gel integrity iuid real slahv^nairvhip and real re ligion enthroned if we aiv ever to expect any more peace and good will ;<-w; ids in?. n. Kilher the rule <>f the demagogue has gol to end or ihc rule of (Ihaos will continue. and lite I (toil Cross will appear ever\ where j and will Jir.ally In- occupied with: : nursing itself. Prosperity will re- , turn overnight if I he people of this eo;:u!r\ can be assured that they j will not In* harassed lo death by llu* j reformer :iihI tin* meddler aa?l la\- j I oil Jo death by the grafters. Did nn- j li'ss 1 1 1 t assurance fan coiik1 to Hit* ? minds anil hearts of men tiling will , go front bad to worse, until liki iluiuboblt said of Mexico. w e will. I be an old begger seated noun ;i :no;i in of .uold. An Kngland's greatest historian has Wi'll s;rid. lite tyrant with his' dungeon* and his chains is prefer- > able in government to lite tttethller. i The meddlesome government. the! regulator, the inquisitor. the reform-: er. is lite one that human nature ean not stand. .!a::u;;r\ P. >122. TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THIKG. "Il is six years since 1 had my j lirst stomach trouble. Il rapidly j grew worse. My food would not di gest and I was reduced lo skin and bone. My doctor put me on a slarva- j lion diet, and when my pains grew ? wor.se 1 concluded it was .too much of a good tiling. On the advice of j my druggist I tried Mayr's Wonder ful Itcmedy. and am now entirely well, it is a simple, harmless prep aration that removes the catarrhal mucus from the intestinal tract and allays the inilammaton which causes practically all stomach, liver and intestinal ailments, including ap pendicitis. One dose will convince or money refunded. Sold l>y all Druggists. j DON'T ROCK THE BOAT. By J. J. (lorn well. Did you ever have the experience of .going -ashore frqm a sinking ship in a boat that was overloaded, when waves threatened to swamp you? AVhen every moment ?seemed in all probability' to be your last? The writer had that experience. Fortu nately it does not come to many per sons. Those who have not had such ?an experience can not understand what you think of the restless pass enger who, (through fear, anxiety or just nervousness, keeps moving about and rocks the boat. Such a 'dangerous situation brings people krlose .together, makes them friends, j though they have never seen ' each \ other before. Just now the country is trying lo , get ashore in one of the worst finan cial depressions it has ever exper ienced. There is no use outlining; the conditions that prevail every- : where. Nor is there space here to j discuss the causes, the reasons, or lo [?attempt to lix the blame. We would 1 j have been on the rocks, wrecked I ?and ruined, had it not been for the Federal Reserve Law which, while t j it could not stay the depression has j prevented a financial panic. Had it' | not been for that law banks would j j have gone dow n all over the country \ and our economic situation would have 'been many times worse than it is. Il has been the lighthouse which j ?has guided the boats, big and little, J making for the shore, it is true, i jlhat, according to many in the South , | and West, the Federal Keserve j 'Hoard denied loans to banks in ag- . ! rieultural communities and caused i i too rapid u deflation of the farmers'! j products. "We say it is true that . charge has been made, apparently,! iin some instances, with good j 'grounds, but on the oi.hcr hand, of- j ? iicial ligures show that redi counts : jwith country hanks were more lib-! e.ral. capital and surplus considered j .than with bunks in the cities and' 1 manufacturing districts. Hit I eonlro-l jve.rsial (jue-.licns aside, true or not. j 't does not (involve the system, only the administration of it. There is a belief that the country is nearer the harbor of returning jbioiness than it has been .since the j (ship of Prosperity wer.l down. When things firs'. went bad. follow- j ing the general break, there was | fear of She lleds, of Bolshevism. The : .collapse of Communism in Kussia.l which was fie American iHadicals' | jPohir Star Ct>r a tim?. Mini l.cnine'sj 'cH'ot to bring tin* country bark to | "Capitalism." to keep all t lit- people, I'rom starving, has sent the A.meri- ' Van ConTnunis's ami Bolshevists' temporarily into silence. ^ it'i that I threat temporarily past An:cr:ran , business nu n. corporations ami I lain r union*. ;nv beginning to qirir- | rcl and tug am! null ami tbri*aU*n to j tear each other's hair. The\ are ; rocking thr hoal. Thc> arc making] landing difficult. Thr dangers are j not it 1 1 pa.st. It has 'been a long pull ami a lvirl i lone. First, the railroads escaped , general bankruptcy by a very inurh ' ?mailer margin than the public ; suspects. I iicy hail no war prolits , to tide t hem over, as had other eon? i ? eras. They had neve:* been oil the ! roe ks. The coal mines have been dawn I or working on a very small margin nf time, sir.ee last May and the op- j orators as well as the mine wokcrs are getting in desperate plight. The manufacturers, who felt i! 1 Jin I. and had their struggle, some of them have begun to get slowl\ to j the shore. Weekly bankruptcy re- 1 ports arc decreasing, though the j number is abnormally large, yet. Merchants, wholesale and retail. 1 caught in the decline, with stocks of I high-priced goods. have taken j theirs. | Worst nf all, the fanner, who I proiited last in the rise of prices, was caught first in 1he deelne. llei could .not close down, as did the manufacturer and the coal opera tor. He has had to go on producing the more he produced the heavier his losses. I lis far.m values have shriveled up while labor and trans portation charges have decreased comparatively little. The farmers had a conference in Washington last week. They were there in force when their organizations are con sidered. They had 110 crazy popu list, bolshevist schemes, but they talked business and horse sense. They were not rocking the l>oat. They were giving a few directions to the politicians in Washington, who are supposed to be sterlng it. But some business men and busi ness organizations are getting ner vous. They show signs of wanting to blame somebody, to' swat some other group of business men. If there is to be any lighting, which never gets anybody anywhere, it beter be deferred until all hands get ashore, gentlemen. Patience .is needed a little longer. The staying qualities manifested durng the war; the courage of the boys 011 the baltlelehl are still need ed. There must be no rocking of the boat. Brigadier (ieneral Fred W. Slad ?en, now commanding Fort Sheridan Illinois, has been appointed com mander at West Point Military Academy to succeed Brigadier (Ien eral Douglas MeArthur. who wiill be ?relieved next June for duty in the Philippines. You can't have good health with a disordered stomach. Correct your stomach disorders with Tanlar* and you will keep well and strong. The Lewisburg Drug Store. i POSTAL DEFICIT. Operations of the postal service for the three months ending Sept. 30t'h, last, show a deficit of $25,252, 358, according to an official state ment of the postollice department The statemen! discloses, however, that the deficit for the quarter of ?1021, covered by the statistics, was $2,21 <S.(?1 3 s-m idler than the losse.% | for the corresponding three months j in <020. I Convicts assigned to office ?ind ' accounting duties at Sing Sing prison have defrauded the State. | | again, this time for *1-1,518. it was , i revealed 'in- the annual report of State Comptroller, .lames A. Wen dell, made public. The report will I j be .submitted to '.he Legislature. j Tanlac is made of roots, herbs j and harks and contains no minerals ! I or opiates. ?ITic l.ewisburg Drug j i Store. Give this list a look. 66010 74724 747 lb 66014 66017 6602 1 66020 873 M 74704 74701 ?7J32 74/25 66018 64935 RED SEAL. RECORDS For Ever and Ever! (Tosti) Alice, Where Art Thou? (j. Aacher) Quartet in D Major ? Allegro Moderato (Haydn) O!' Car'linn (Cooke) Lcs Saltimbaiique*? C'est 1'Amour (Louis Ganae) Canzonetta (Goethe-Loewe) Sweet and Low (Tennyson-Barnby) Queridn (My Darling) (Spacth-Scismit-Doda) In Spanish 1 amine; of tho Shrew ? Part I Emiho de Gorjorza Misclm Elman Flonzaloy Quartet Amelita C.illi-Curci ,, *?V'''e Harrold iiH? '-""'"uka Hulda Lashannka Till a Ruffo unriing; <3pactl ... mia Kulto Tamin? of the Shrew ? Part I E. H. Sothern-Julia Marlowe Taming of the Shrew ? Part li E. H. Sothern-Julia Marlowo Still wie die Nacht (Carl Bohm) In German Ernestine Schumann-Heink Fete Doheme (Bohemian Festival Arturo Toscanini and La Scala Orcheslr? Where My Dear Lady Sleeps (Weatherly-Breville-Smith) Reinald Werrenratb Russian banco (Zirnbalist) Ef rtm Zimbnliet DANCE RF.CORDS' iwn/^y Sweet Gal ? Fox Trot All Star Trio and Their Orchestra li'm Lnuching A1I the Time ? Fox Tiot AH Star Trio and Their Orchestra ihuiof Gypsy Bfues ? Fo* Trot Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra \When Buddha Smiles ? Med. Fo* Trot Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra i nnxiMust ? Little Lo?e Song? Fo* Trot Paul Whiteman and Hia Orchestra lTy-Tee ? Fox Trot Paul Whiteman and Hia Orchestra ..en/Cranny, You're My Mammy's Mammy ? Fo* Trot Club Royal Orchestra I AH That I Need la You ? Fox Trot Club Roral Orchestra .oo.rfl Want My Mammy ? Mandy 'N' Me ? Fo* Trot Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra ^IStealing ? Fox Trot Joseph C. Smith and Hia Orchestra 1^71 1/ Popular Songa of Yesterday ? Medley Walt* No. 1 Haclcel-Barge Orchestra \Popular Songs of Yasterday ? Medley Walt* No. 2 1 lackel-Berge Orchestra STANDARD AND POPULAR RFrnonc Pay us a visit. We'll p'ay them for; you. _ _ ... .?MVVI\W^ By s?? Elaie Baker 4'264\Baby Dream. Elal. Baker i^)uP*cond Hand Ron Fanny Brie* ' \My Man (Mon Homme) Fanny Brice iba vfRoit of My Soul . John Steal loo "?wh??per to Me in the Starlight John Steal i tail/Georgia Hose Sterling Trio I (Tomorrow Land Sterling Trio '.....fl'va Got My Habits On MUn Patricola I IHappy Hottentot Mi*g Patricola 'lanii I When Shall Wo Meet Again F.dna Brown-Elliott Shaw l! iMIniulppi Cradla Kdna Brown-Elliott Shaw h-n- 1(1) Run, Run, Run (2) Jumping (3) Running Game 16840? (4) Air de Ballet Victor Orche*tr? *" 'Waltaea ^(Brahm?, Op. 39, Noe. I, I and ?)) Victor Orchcitra Lewisburg, West Va. Mason Bell, Bookseller and Stationer. THE UNUSUAL MAID By AGNES G. BROGAN C? ;\ i lit. W e.'leru N>W8|>upvr l'nl.?n. lie was a very rich old man. old. before Ills time. with ( Ik* l>u>iness of 111:1 Ic i utr dollars and keeping the;:i. Son.-M iines 1 think that tin* "keeping" was his inure anxious lahor. Anil I. ! tin- elderly housekeeper who had been ' lot.- in .lames Ivor's service, used to j >igh over his loneliness and tin- hick <>f pleasure that gold brought him. Iti his jirctcntioiis mansion were cost ly furnishings anil priceless tapestries, j the latter alone could 'arouse his in- j terest. Ami ? ? | all the lio'i^e ^ei'vniils j who catered to his comfort. Kail, the ; htiiler. ami I. the housekeeper, wen* j the only one's known to him. Tiie new maid was one that I, wit!i all my experience, could not un- i derstnud. She was unusual. "Why dot's he set up himself as emperor: she asked one day when Kail had flown to the hluo room in answer to Air. Ivor's summons, the "throne room." the girl flippantly j eillled It. .She had appeared at the j house in response to our newspaper j Help Wanted advertisement, re- j questing the vacated place of second i maid and receiving It. "Why should you desire to wait j upon Mr. Ivor tit the table?" I asked her impatiently, "or take his mall up to him? Kali and his secretary at- j tend to these matters." Then one day the girl was taken 111. I was for sending "Fran," as she called herself to the hospital; but our physician, whom I conscientiously sent for. smiled and said that Fran would get along very nicely in the house and advised that I had better let her talk the matter over with Mr. Ivor. Perhaps It was a "state of mind" which made Fran merely smile as Kail or I ordered her about and which made her insistent to see our employ er. Several times I had been obliged to take the mall from her hands as she was trickily hastening with it up the stair. She may be an anarchist. I reflected, one of those terrible peo ple who. are rebellious against men of great wealth. So to settle all quickly I took It upon myself to dis charge Fran, afid she refused to go. Openly, and still smiling, refused. I had no recourse but to see Mr. Ivor. "This is a new departure of yours." he said, testily, "troubling me With your servant problems. If this maid is ill send her to a hospital. If she is unsatisfactory, discharge lier." "I have tried both measures," I an swered him. "and she refuses to leave the house." l or the first time he turned an In terest ed glance toward me. What did Doctor Slruthers advise?" he asked. "That she talk the matter over with you." I replied, perplexedly. Mr. Ivor stared. Then before either of us could speak the unusual maid came into the throne room ? the blue room. I mean. She appeared not abashed by her own boldness nor dis inayed by Mr. Ivor's cold dignity. How do you do?" she greeted my white-haired employer. "I am so glad to see you at last. I have been second maid in your household for weeks." "Which does not." answered Mr. Ivor, "concern me at all. I learn, however, that you have been ill and ? " "I am better." she hrlghtlv inter rupted. She was examining a tapestry on the wall. All eagerly she turned hack to the frowning owner. "Why." she exclaimed, "the tapestry Is a genuine ? " The name she gave it escaped me, but immediate!.'. .Mr. Ivor was at her side, eager as she, in pointing out the beauties of that tapestry hobby of his. J hen all at once lie stopped and fired a question at her: "How are you so well informed regarding tapestries?" he asked her, and "who are vou any way?" 1' rati laughed. She has a preitv note of laughter. "Flint is th>> very question I wished you t<> ask," she triumphed, "and you I will lie surprised at my answer. You hnd best be seated. You look frail ? closeted too much In your tapestried room. You must spend more time hereafter out in your beautiful car j dons. You need t lie fresh air and sun shine. which may not ho bought. 1 am Allan's wife." announced the irirl. i "your son Allan's wife. You have been lonely without him. I know, as j lonely as I should have been If 1 had mistakenly refused a love that was | mine, because 1 happened to have, no wealth or know It's ways. What Is wealth after all but love. The love of a son for his father, of a woman ? for her own. When you disowned Allan because of his loyalty to me. when you refused to give either of us wel come to your home, or heart. I deter mined to force my way. And It was for your sake as well as for ours. So, T answered your advertisement, and as housemaid I found mv way into your home. Now," cried the girl. her blue eyes wet with sudden tears, "now that I have come this far. can you keep your heart closed against me?" They had forgotten that I was there sitting ha?k respectfully. And T saw that for all my years of serv ice T had not known the man before me as this girl had learned to know him in an Instant. Hut thaf may have been because she read with her heart, while T had been but reading with my eyes. James Ivor reached out bis arms : "Daughter," he said, "come in!" I'OI'I.TUY. UlTTKi:. j. ( . GEO. RICE & COMPANY, Successors to Walker & Rice. 40? New Market St., Philadelphia, Penna. LVfers to f'nioii National Hank orany Reliable Mercantile Agency. Send your POULTRY to Us NOW, and for THANRj. GIVING and CHRISTMAS. We weigh carefully and correctly. We will SELL without delay. We remit promptly with check. I.onu in Business. in touch with the Trade, every facility fovlun,.;. linn JStoek to I'.KST Advantages, do a legitimate lousiness. .ln,j* eimane in no Wild-Cat methods, we want to jret in Touch v. iili all Individuals, Merchants, and Dealers in Live and Dressed Poultry in the (JKKKNBHIKR Valley. Will Answer Promptly all Letter, of Inquiry. Ail shipments under supervision of Mr. (Jeo. Kiee personally. We thank the People of Greenbrier Valley for their business in the past. Let us have your business this year. o Geo. Rice <fc Co. The " Thrift " 7Yre Quality does not nec- \ essarily mean high price ? but Hood Tires mean money saved on 'your year's run. Any ti/c dealer ran set them from a ncarbjr (fiitribulio: point. See Tiro Rate Boole. Hood Rubber Produce Co.. Inc.. Watcrtoun. Mass. Get more miles for less money per mile by HOOD TIRES. I Ask to Examine dissected Sample and see the qality in them, and inspect HOOD RED TUBES. Make Presents that will Stay Put. <4See Us about It." Campbeli Hardware Co., Lewisburg. W. Va, mm a? f??FLECrS rtuviai UHLO F.S.ROYSTER GUANO COMPANY Norfolk, Va. Tarboro, N. C. Columbia, S. C. Macon, Ga. Birmingham, Ala. Richmond, Va. Charlotte, N. C. Spartanburg, S. C. Columbus, Ga. Baltimore, Md. Lynchburg. Va. Washington, N. C. Atlanta, Ga. Montgomery, Ala. Toledo, Ohio