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Feeling "At Home."
One of our ambitions is to have folks feel at home in this Bank; to cultvate eniality and ood will; to promote that feelin that the Bank of Greenbrier is a home Institution, ready to serve our home people at all times. 0O0 You will always find a welcome here. You are entitledto our time and attention whether you bank here or elsewh ere. 0O0 THE BANK of GREENBRIER, LEWISBURG* WEST VIRGINIA. LIKED POMP AND CEREMONY Early Settlers of America Were by No , Means Deeply Imbued With Dem ocratic Ideas. | When the early American settlers came to the American wilderness they ] brought with them a persistent re- J ipect for the pomps and the vanities of feudalism with Its distinction of classes and Its conventions of respect ful observance. They showed a curi ous lack of a saving sense of humor. When the first settlement at James town was starving Sir Thomas Gates, bn relinquishing his authority, fired h salute from t lie fort, and made his tiepnrture like a king abandoning his palm. De In Warr, arriving a few later, landed with a flourish of trumpets >md a procession, with ban- j tors borne before him. When he went i lo church he was attended by ?n ex hort in red cloaks and a guard of "K) pien, although there were not more than -00 in the colony. | When the Puritans, n people who were supposed to have laid aside the pumps and vanities, went to church, they were summoned to Captain, 5t:n dish's door by the roll of a drum. Such man wore a cloak and carried i musket on hi* shoulder. They fell n three abreast, led by a sergeant, tnd behind this escort strode Elder Jrewster with Captain Standlsh :lng stiffly at his side, with ft SWOfd n scabbard and bearing 6 Caild vtind as an emblem of ids fttlfhoHty, Moat Fierce Fighting Fish. Of all tlie Huh that fight, the cross >f war with several palms goes o the swordflsh. It may be ? it prob ibly is ? that he Is the best fighter b? :ause lie Is the best armed and not >ecause he is more valiant and skill ful in combat than many others of lie tierce tish that make a battlefield >f the sea. One of tlie reasons given for the ap parent increase in the number of iliarks is man's destruction of the iwordttsh, for the swordflsh has no Bore pity for a .shark than a robin m* for a worm. Killing a shark seems o a swordflsh but a gentle form of >xeivise. The swordflsh, in addition o being an enemy of the shark, is I'so said to be one of the great en Stnles of the whale, and this is held igainst tho swordflsh as one of the Kiisons why ho should be destroyed '&<l eaten. WISHED FOR USING FORK In 1060 the Instrument Was Con sidered to Be the Invention of the Evil One. Investigations made as to the exact period when people gave up eating with their lingers and resorted to forks have failed to give definite results. It is known, however, that, In the year 1050. in Constantinople, the daughter-in-law of Orseleolo, doge of Venice, used a fork to convey food from plate to mouth and thereby greatly scandalized the faithful who appear to have considered this in novation as an invention of the evil one. Saint Peter Damien relates the affair with considerable pious Indig nation and. after explaining how the ! Venetian princess made use of a little 1 gold fork instead of eating with her fingers, adds : "Hut the Almighty Father made known to this woman how odious to Hlin was her vanity, and His wrath *as made manifest unto her, so that, brandishing over her head the blade of divine justice, He straightway caused every part of her body to rot away." All this for the heinous crime of us ing a fork ! As a matter of sober fact, the doge's daughter-in-law and her husband were carled off in the great plague of 1050, aniung the victims of which, It may safely be said, were many of the faithful who ate with their fingers. ? From I.e Petit Parlslen. (Translated for the Kansas City Star.) In the Fall They W)re-Le??. Willie ? Ma. teacher said the wires on the telegraph poles are educated. Ma ? She couldn't have said that. What did rfie mean? Willie ? Well, all? said the wires expand In summer and get saggy, while In winter they contract and become taut I ? Science and Invention. At a Lose. "Do you suppose Charley Saplelgh ever had an Idea In his life?" "He may have had one, at some time or other," said Miss Peacher, "but I doubt very seriously if he knew what to do with It." ? Birmingham Age Herald. Not Ready to Die. "A poor salesman, you pay?" j "He doesn't know the psychology of salesmanship* Me'd try to sell a cem etery lot to a man who had been poor I all his life and had Just Inherited a | million." ? Birmingham Age-Herald. Concord State College at Athens, West Virginia, Mercer County, Opens September 1 9th. 2. Boatd $4,50 per week; room $1.00. Three years college and professional work. 4. Thoroughly prepared Faculty, standard equipment, and excellent library facilities. Three years of standard work for those who do not desire professional courses. Work fully recognized and accredited. standard Normal and Short Courses oflered for teaclv crs. ? Catalogue on request. Questions answered promptly. C. C. Rossey, President, Athens, W. Va. At the Land's End By JUSTIN WENTWOOD u1-). by Wwstern Newspaper Union.) ! Land's Kml Is u desolate strip of land jutting fur out Into the ocean. It is dot t ed wit It sparse fishermen's cabins, liert? and there is a squatter; nobody seems to own Lund's Knd, n?> body noes there. 1*11 i 1 1 11 Keed set his lobster pots and earrled his catch across the bay to the nearest market. His father had lived tl'ere, too. Land's Knd was home to him. It should have been to June, a sullen, discontented girl who had al ternate moods of Joy anil laughter. ".I tine's not one of us," said the Por tuguese squatters. "You can see it in her face." What she was no one knew. She had been washed up from a wreck, 20 years before, a babe, miraculously breathing. All the rest of the passen gers had gone down when the ship, ripped by the Needle, sank to the bot tom of Deep Hole. i Klihu Keed adopted her. Ilis wife eared for her until she died. Then the girl stayed with her adopted fa ther. rooked for him, kept house. Klihu was not a tyrant, just a somber, re- j ligicus man with the elemental strength and glootu of the sea in his soul. lie never understood June. "What d'you want to go away for?" he would demand when the girl was insistent. "It's good enough for me; it ought to he good enough, for you. Haven't 1 brought you up as my own g:?l?" "1 can't stand for it here," June muttered. "I want to see the city. I want a little fun." It was the cry of youth. Klihu took counsel of a neighbor. "She'll be ready to settle down when love comes along," he said. "They're nil alike at that age." Love came where no one would have looked for It, In the person of Tom Santley, the neighbor's son, a melan choly, Introspective boy who played the fiddle ? drearily along the dunes, had ambitions which every one could see were destined never to be realized. It was propinquity, perhaps, a chance word or two, a kiss, an embrace ? they were engaged. "I don't see what she can see In Tom Santley," the neighbors said. "I can't see how she can bullyrag him that way, or why he stands for It." The bitterness of their quarrels spread through Land's Knd. She gibed nt him, flouted him, and still they remained engaged. They were t<> l>e married in the summer. Tom was reclaiming land, running up a cottage. And they seemed at mortal strife. What would it he after mar riage? One day an astonishing rumor ran through the community. Klihu had received a letter from the American consul nt Padua, or Pa via, or Flor ence, or one of those outlandish places. .Time's parentage had been traced. It happened through a man who was spending the summer nt Land's End the year before, an artist who painted knew Italy, and had seen the Italian name written Inside one of June's baby garments. June belonged to a wealthy family at Padua, or Milan, or Genoa. They were ennobled, too. They had lost a grandchild, years before, In a wreck, while the father and mother were pro ceeding to Washington, where the man had a diplomatic appointment. That was how the story ran. Klihu stood perplexed, holding the letisr. .At lirst he did not know whether to tell June or not. He loved the girl in his own fashion, and he dreaded letting her go to foreign countries. Klihu did not trust foreign ers ; they ran nt you with knives, pol I soned you, ate snails, frogs' legs and mice, and were generally queer. He decided It was her right to know. "There y' are. June, my gal," he said, flinging the letter down on the table "Now you ?-nn do what you've long had a mind to do. You've always kicked against the pricks In Land's Knd. Oo nnd take whatever's com ing to you." June read the letter, white of face, tense lipped. Then Tom's flute was heard and she shuddered. Tom wafc coming In. "Don't let him know!" whispered] June. "I guess he'll have to know," said Klihu. '?I ? I'm not going," said June. "I ? I only wanted the right to go. If I chose ? not to go. I love Land's End." Tom came in, looking uncertainly at his betrothed; he feared her tem per. June flung the letter into the stove. "Hello, Tom !" she said, kissins: him. Just that. But the look In her eyes told him that the past was dead and forgotten. With arms linked they left the cottage and paraded across the dunes toward the sea. "Well. I'm swished," said Klihu. ;"June always was queer. It's that there foreign blood In her." His Inquiry. i "Say, what's happened to that kid?" demanded Chip Johnson of Rumpus Rldge. "He looks different from com mon, some way." I "I've Just made him scrub his face with soft soap nnd hot water," replied Mrs. Johnson. "That so? What was your ldy? You hain't expecting that he'll be took sick and you'll have to call the doc tor for him, are you?" ? Kansas City Star. I A CONGRESSMAN'S MAIL A congressman's desk Is full of mull and propaganda. What do the people write about? you ask. Well, uhotit almost everything under the sun. The congressman Is the bu reuu of inrorinutioii fur his district. He is the direct representative for his dis trict of the great government at Washington to which all people turn when in need or distress. Letters come favoring or opposing legislation; asking for information on every conceivable subject : asking for government aid in all sorts of enter prises; asking help to get people out of all sorts of difficulties and troubles; asking for information that will help boys and girls In debates; asking for decisions to help settle bets; asking for literature on all manner of sub jects; asking for aid in gel ting post offices and rural routes established. The homesteader seeks his congress man's assistance in land office- matters. The old soldier and the soldier of later wars bring many problems to their J congressman. The mothers of soldiers often have need of help in the way of delayed insurance adjustments, a dis charge for the boy who enlisted under | j age, and occasionally help to get | clemency for a boy in prison. The j farmer asks for bulletins, agriculture I year books, garden seed, rare Held seed, farm loans and a variety of other things. One wrote in and asked for the loan of a government bull. They also write often about fence laws, road laws and high taxes on real estate ? with all of which the federal govern ment lias nothing to do. Claims against the government pro duce much mall and some work. Some of the claims ar4 recent and collecta ble, but many ara for losses during the Civil wur and before, and these, how ever Just, are hard to do anything with at this late date. Many people write urging larger ap propriations for various departments of the government ill whld? Ihey or their communities ar$ ainjctT* Intfef ested. Some urge greater appropria tions and lower federal taxes at the nam* time. Some letters refer to jobs the writers would like to obtain, but as a con gressman has little influence in procur ing Jobs now since nearly all govern Special Notice. o We are now in position to give you good service with our New Huffman Steam Presser. All work guaranteed. Call and give us a trial. Clothes called for and delivered the same day. Lewisburg Steam Pressing Works. Phone 22. ment positions have seftn but irt the civil service, this class of letters does not crowd the desk. There are many unclasltled requests, sucn as one from the citizens of a cer tain town alleging that the citizens of another town had stolen their court house in the night and asking for its return through government agency. Propaganda Is Plentiful. Then there is the propaganda, which ! is in a class by Itself. lr comes from j all quarters of the globe and rovers ' all subjects relating to life, from birth control to government graveyards. It is delivered by wire, mail and messen ger. It runs in volume from a tele gram or post card to bound books. No subject Is suggest ed in congress, it seems, that does not bring forth a shower of propaganda, and some sub jects bring a deluge. So you can see that a congressman's desk Is apt to be full of mall. His of fice Is quite a business Institution. If he had no legislative duties to perform he would find his whole ttm# well em ployed In taking care of the tnftil, and the requests for Service which the malls bring la. A&d withal W rae say that a con gre$tftan likes to hear from home. He wants to be of service to his constitu ents. He courts the business, so to speak. He is proud of the big bunch of mall that comes in and is pleased to see i big bunch go out at the close ' oftue day. ? a Dig man indicates a I close touch with h0m<5. Most members answer most letters. 1 fiiftve filled to every letter that has come to my of fice from Colorado, Except one. Tfcat came from ft sort of anarchist, I would Judge. Anyway, I could hardly dic tate a proper reply to a lady stenog rapher, so that single letter urnoug the thousands went into the waste basket, unanswered. Moorish Influence on Spain. In the Eighth century the whole of Spain, except Asturias, was conquered by the Moors, and their vocabulary, phrases and proverbs made a lustlilg effect on the f'astillan tongue. . . . Many of the words concerned with war, agriculture. Irrigation, gardenlA and the administration of Justice Ore derived from Arabic; they are, Indegd. the Arabic words themaelyeiffflBK over with the definite article to them. Rut if the Moorish fnnd?nS on the outward forms of Spanish Ore was great. Its Influence on Spamgb thought was comparatively jBMAt . . . ? A. J. B. Trend, In "A ItSwR of Moderli Spain.1' We All May Do It "New suit, eh?" "New suit, nothing. This Is a s^It I made my wife nang onto for years because I told her I though^ t Might need it to go fishing In." Public Auction Of the PROPERTY of the Late A. E. LIVESAY. The following Personal Property of the late A. E. Livesay will be sold at Public Auction at the Home Place near JRonce verte, West Virginia, on j FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 1922, at 10 O'clock a. m.: 1 3-year-old bull pure bred, 1 old bull, " 2 bull calves, " 2 steer calves, 1 Case Automobile, 7 passenger, 1 Bell City Thrash box, 3 registered 3 -year-old heifers, polled, 1 registered 3-year-old heifer, 1 grade 1 -year-old heifer, 2 registered Hereford cows, 3 cows and 1 suckling calf, I registered cow, 1 registered yearling and heifer, 3 spayed cows and 3 other cows, 4 yearling heifers. 1 grade bull calf, 29 2-year-old cattle. 10 yeailing cattle, I 4-year-old colt, 1 colt, 1 cow, 1 yearling bull. Terms ? All sums up to $100.00 cash on day of sale. All sums over to be evidenced by six months notes made paya ble at the First National Bank of Ronceverte, West Va., with good security, bearing six per cent, interest. Co1' claaS?,?,cke,'u J- E. LIVESAY, Ex' or.