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I SET SLIP OR DROP Now's the Time Every day ami wppk you l?*t your teeth go the great er will your dentist hill become. Let me attend to them at once. My skillful work assures you absolute freedom from pain. My prices are positively the lowest a. reliable dentist ca.n <-liarge. Attractive fan cooled parlors assure patrons utmost comforts. ruling's In Gold, Silver, Platinum and Porcelain. Gold Crowns, C) ti CC Bridge Work, DR. WYETH THE EXPERT Painless Dentist 427-429 7th St N.W. Opp. Lansburgh & Bro. Over Grand Union Tea Co. Largest and Most Thoroughly Equipped Parlors in Washington. Appointments May Be Made by Telephone. We keep open until 8 p.m. for the accommodation of those that cannot come during the day. Sunday hours, 10 to 4. WANTS TO SUCCEED ELUOTT JAMES E. DOYLE CANDIDATE FOR TJ. S. MARSHAL. West Virginia Republican Whose Aspirations Are Tangled With Senatorial Ambition. Special Correspondent-!' of The Star. WHEELING. W. Va? August 28, 1909. A determined fight to succeed Maj. Charles D. Elliott of Parkersburg as I'nited States marshal for the northern district of West Virginia has been open ed up by James E. Doyle of McMeclien, ex-sheriffff of Marshall county and a leader in republican politics in the north-' ern Panhandle section. It will be an Interesting battle, with the outcome some what mixed. It is not considered likely that Senator Scott will care to make a decision in federal patronage before he has cinched his own chances of acquiring another six years in Washington, and there is just the probability that a decision on Sena tor Elkins' part would be delayed to a date two years later if he could stave off the proposition. Two years after Scott's case is passed on the senior sen ator expects the West Virginia legisla ture to elect him for a fourth time. Framing Up Indorsements. Jimmy Doyle, as he is popularly known, fcias begun framing up indorsements to present to the senators, and he is meet ing with good, substantial encourage ment in Ohio and Marshall counties and throughout the upper tier of counties. He realizes he has a job on his hands. Marshal Elliott was active in the state organization at the time the state passed into the republican column and he has never ceased to be active. Of course, some of the cynical ones assert that he shines more as a poser than as a does. There has been a roar about him two or three times in his political life, but nevertheless he keeps a-traveling, re gardless of critics, and claims with some assurance that he gets results. Cer tain it is he stands close to the powers that be. Elliott must for the first time face the music for futther prefrment without be ing connected with the state com mittee. Doyle managed to get on the committee as the second senatorial dis trict's representative last year, and It may help him, as it certainly has helped others in the way of recognition. How ever. as stated at the outset, it will take a year or two to develop definitely whether Mr. Elliott or Mr. HDoyle is to be I ncle Sam's big policeman in the northern end. Mandate Mixes Things. The mandate from .Beverly that census supervisors must not be connected with party committees has a special signifi cance in the case of W. W. Whyte of Mc Dowell county, the fifth congressional district appointee. His membership on the committee has aroused persistent op position on the part of certain republi cans who were identified with the Lincoln party faction, and they see an opportunity in President Taft's order to have Whyte step down and out from the'committee. Whyte resigned a nomination for the senate for another time during a similar howl last year, but kept firm hold on the committee, and if he refuses to gratify the desires of his political enemies now it will probably be because he can offer the tangible excuse that the state com mlttee will not have serious business until 1912, or two years after the census is taken, and that accordingly there will be no occasion for committee activity during the census period. It is dollars to doughnuts if Whyte should resign that his place will be taken by Dr. Hatfield of the same county, who was Whyte's senatorial substitute, and whose leadership in the Norfolk and Western region is acknowledged. Hatfield is a big man by every measure, and ap pears to have a promising political fu ture if he can repress a certain tendency to be overly strenuous on occasions where there is a personal difference of opinion. Levy for Good Boads. Tax Commissioner Townsend's recent order to levying bodies to provide for an additional levy for good roads in con formity with legislation last winter called attention to a certainty of increased taxes that did not get the proper atten tion When the measure was put on the books at Charleston. This is just another little bit of tax business that is going to perplex the advocates of tax reform who promised lower taxes with an Implied as .surance that they would stay lower be yond the life of the Dawson administra tion. In lieu of any particularly burning Issue the signs multiply that the hustings next year will resound again with tax argu ments to the end that those on the ag gressive side before will be on the em barrassing defensive; which means there will be some anxiety for the republicans, but not any large satisfaction for the democrats, since the same question has mixed them up equally as much as the dominant party. With an off-year campaign the tendency will be, however, to hamper the republi cans and likely reduce their majorities. PBEPABES FOB WAB. Bulgaria Beady to Send an Army Into Macedonia. BELGRADE, August ^8.?The Poll tika has received a telegram from Sofia to the effect that the Bulgarian govern ment Is preparing to entar Macedonia with an army should Turkey declare war on Greece. All the garrisons, especially those In Eastern Roumelia. have received secret orders to be ready for an eventual march, and the military contractors have been asked to execute their orders as soon as possible before a given dale. Some thousands of rifles, bought aoroad by well known dealers in arms, have been sent to the Mecedonian district of Melesh, and other great quantities of ammuni tion and arms from the military stores have been forwarded to the frontier in order to be distributed to the Christian population. Prize for an Essay. The United States Civil Service Retire ment Association has offered $75 in prizes for essays written by Its members on the topic "Retirement of Superannuated Em ployes in- the Classified Civil Service of the United States." The competition will close December 16, 1909. In a circular which has just been sent out by the as sociation it is stated that the essay should, in a logical way, "explain and argue the advantages that would accrue to the government and lo the employes through tlie operation of tuch a iaw." Tempting, Teasing, Tasty Toasties The tender, toothsome triumph that tickles the taste of toddling tots?and all mankind. 7=\ oastie ' Si ? t 1ML ' ?? M4 kIKI in, i with cream and a little sugar. The Taste Lingers Sold by Grocers. Popular pk*., 10c. Large Family Size, 15c. ?? Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich. SPREAD OF PELLAGRA mm i ? Fifty Cases Found in the Illi nois State Hospital. REPORT OF CAPT. SILER Disease Unknown in This Country Until a Few Years Ago. - * ASCRIBED TO FERMENTED CORN Generally Found Among the Poorer Classes of the Rural Population. Being Studied by Physicians. Fifty rases of pellagra at the Peoria (111.) State Hospital have just been re ported to the War Department by Capt. Joseph' F. Slier of the Army Medical Corps, who was sent there at the re- , quest of the hospital officials to Investi gate an outbreak of .the disease. He re ported.' ajso about fifty cases on the road to recovery and about an equal number under suspicion, and expressed the opin ion that the malady has long prevailed not only arounr Peoria, but throughout Illinois and the great corn-growing states of the west. The surgeon gener?l of the army Is making arrangements for a continuation of the investigations startde by Capt. Slier. The discovery in different parts of the couhtry of many 'cases of this usually fatal disease, which until a few years ago was thought not to exist in America, Is attracting the attention of health of ficers and physicians generally through out this country. The officers c>f the public health and marine hospital service of the Treasury Department, officials of the Department of Agriculture, the surgeon general of the army and numerous hospitals and private institutions are conducting In vestigations into the causes, symptoms and treatment of the disease. Until a few' years ago pellagra was unknown In the United States, but many cases that have been discovered recently In the southern states have led to the belief that the disease may really be quite prevalent in America, although generally unrecognized. As It Is a very serious dis ease, and epidemic In character, physi cians all over the country are beginning to study it. * The disease derives its name from two Italian words, meaning rough skin, as an affliction of the skin, especially on the hands and feet, is- one of the characteristic symptoms of the malady. , Cause of Pellagra. The cause of pellagra has for a long time been thought to be the consump tion of partially fermented maize or corn, although many physicians believe that this cause has not yet been fully demonstrated. The disease generally occurs among the poorer classes of the rural population, who, especially in Eu rope. subsist largely or exclusively on corn. Observers claim that in the pel-j lagrous countries of Europe the corn is often of a poor quality, gathered be fore maturity and not properly stored or cured, so that parasites easily de velop upon It. * At present pellagra is most prevalent In northern or central Italy and in Rou manla. In certain parts of these coun tries it is a veritable scourge, and seems to have followed close upon the Introduction of maize culture from America, during the early part of the eighteenth century. It is estimated that there are more than 30,000 pellagrins in Roumahla. and In certain parts of Italy as much as 30 to 50 per cent of the population have the disease. ; Some .observers regard the disease as of an infectious nature. It is generally fatal. Many cases are cured, however, but relapses are likely to occur. The ?symptoms of the disease usually appear in the springtime. Climatic conditions seem to have no effect upon the disease except tl)e indirect influence in Arrowing and maturing maize. It attacks men and" woirien alike, but does not occur In Infants unless they are fed on spoil ed. maize. The disease is not hereditary, but the children of pellagrins are gen erally feeble and of low physical vital ity. It is not contagious in the slight est degree, and those who suffer with the malady may associate intimately with well persons without transmitting the disease. Character of the Disease. Pellagra Is both an endemic and epi demic disease, and is characterized by disorders of the skin, digestive disturb ances and nervous afflictions, which gen erally result in Insanity. In Europe the malady is essentially chronic, although" many acute cases occur. A person may have suffered with pellagra for many years, while with others the disease de velops rapidly and terminates in death within a few weeks. The acute form seems the more frequent in America. Mild mental weakness develops In the early stages of the malady, and gradual ly develops Into melancholia with anxiety, delusions of persecution and disturbed ideas on religious matters. Refusal of food and suicidal tendencies are common. Suicide by drowning is frequent among the pellagrous Insane. Maniacal attacks with homicidal tend encies are Infrequent. After the ad vanced stacre of the disease Is reached death usually occurs ip a week or more. The duration of the disease is very Ir regular. In many cases the manifesta tions are periodic and usually occur in the spring. A pellagrin may be 111 one year and suffer very little the next. In the early stages of the disease re covery is said to be easily brought about by removing the ca\ise and putting the patient on better food and under better hygienic conditions. After the disease has advanced somewhat the mind Is likely to remain permanently enfeebled, and "after the disease has fully developed death is the rule. First American Case in 1902. Although corn has been a staple article of diet in this country for centuries, the American continent seems to have been singularly free from the disease. There have been a few sporadic cases in Mex ico, and Central America, but with the ex ception of a single case of a sailor aboard a ship In New York the first case of the disease reported in America was discovered In Qeorgla \n 1002. Two years ago there was an epidemic of the disease In the Mount Vernon Insane Hospital for colored persons in Alabama. Several cases were next discovered in 8outh Caro ^FOr the last year and a half the South Carolina state board of health has been Investigating the pellagra problem, with the active co-operation of Surgeon General Wvman of the public health and marine hospital service. Records collected by the board Indicate that .there are about 1,000 cases of pellagra scattered throughout thirteen states In this country. More than half of these have been reported from asylums or similar Institutions. There are about seventy-five cases in North Carolina and more than a hundred in Georgia. One case of the disease has been reported in Baltimore and two supposed cases in Virginia. Until the present dis coverv by Capt. Slier of a number of cases around Peoria, nearly all the cases of pellagra were confined to the southern states. _ V ' WON'T VWIT DENMARK. Czar and Czarina Will Go to Their Country Place. ST PETERSBURG. August 28.?Al though preparations had been made to received the czar and czarina at Copen hagen it has now been decided that their majesties will not visit Denmark this year. TJie Danish police had declared that there would be no danger, and the Danish Socialists had agreed not to pro test against the visit On returning from Italy the c*ar will take up his residence at the delightful Imperial country palace of Livadta, in the Crimea In the middle of January he will return to St. Petersburg, residing officially at the winter palace for the first time since the winter of 1004. ? VALLEY OF VIRGINIA Marshals Are Coming After James and Davis. w ARE ACCUSED OF FRAUD Winchester Will Soon Have Natn . ral Gas. WILL TAP BIG PIPE LINE Oil. Is Killing Bass in the Upper Potomac?Other Items of Interest. ?peeial Corrrsponrtoiicp of Th<? Star. WINCHESTER. Va? August US. 19W. United States marshal? are expected here in a day or two to take Clyde W. James and Morton Davis to Birmingham, Ala., where they will he tried in the United States court fcr the northern dis trict of Alabama for violating the postal laws and regulations, and also for con spiracy to defraud. The men were re cently arrested here by Deputy Marshal C. E. Gentry of Staunton, Va., and Post Office Inspector J. L. Pemberton of Knoxville, Tenn., the latter having spent several months in tracing their- move ments from Gadsden, Ala., to this city, where they recently opened a dry goods stort. ?The men declared they were not the ones named in the warrants, but at a hearing held this week before United States Commissioner A. J. Tavenner here they were promptly identified by J. D. Stanfield, a hotel man. J. J. Moore, as sistant postmaster, and R. S. Aiken, reg istry clerk of the Gadsden post office, as the same men who had. transacted busi ness there in a suspicious manner. Their 'practice, it is alleged, was to order large consignments of goods from wholesale houses and never pay for thejri- It is charged that money was ob tained under false pretenses by the use of money orders. Post Office Inspector Pemberton said he had about a bushel of rticney orders to offer as evidence. The government claims to have a strong cas? against the men. James is a young man, and said to be an expert accountant, and held a good position before becoming in volved with the Alabama concern,, while Davis is a gray-haired man of about sixty years, and almost blind. Positive assurances were received this week that a big natural gas line from the heart of the West Virginia gas fields to Baltimore will be tapped about nins miles north of Winchester and the prod uct piped to consumers in this city. C. D. Sublett of Kentucky, who is in charge of the right-of-way department of the company, called on many property own ers in the north and northwestern sec tions of Frederick county, and encoun tered no obstacles whatever in obtaining right of way through private property; In fact, the taxpayers were anxious to give the agent all the encouragement possible. Will Use 14-Inch Pipe. Fourteen-inch pipe will be used, and the line will cross the counties of Min eral, Hampshire, Berkeley and Jefferson, In West Virginia; Frederick, Loudoun and' possibly Clarke, in Virginia, and Montgomery, Howard and Baltimore, in Maryland. R. T. Barton, local counsel, stated today that the charter had been prepared, aent to Charleston, W. Va.. for the necessary signatures and will then be forwarded to the Virginia corporation commission at Richmond, which, will au thorize the new company to do business in this state. ' It is stated that there will be no con test made by the Anti-Saloon League of the result of the local option election held in Harrisonburg, the seat of Rock ingham county, this week, the majority being forty-three in favor of a continu ance of the saloons. It was the first election of the kind held in nineteen years, the last one having also been car ried by the "wets,'' and although thero was intense interest manifested at this week's election, it was orderly and de void of parading women and children with banners. Harrisonburg is the only "wet" town in the valley of Virginia be tween Charles Town, W. Va., and Roa noke, Va. A movement has been started by a number of wealthy men of Strasburg "and vicinity to buy the Fishers Hill battle field grounds from the present owner. C. H, Estep. and make extensive improve ments, the intention being to convert the grounds into a large park. The Southern Railway Company, whose line passes through the grounds, has been interested in the matter, t^nd it is stated that Mr. Est^p has jnade the promoters a liberal offer indicated his willingness to take a large Share of stock in the jcompany intended to be organized. When Miss Pearl .Jonus of Grafton, W. Va., moved to Elklns. that state, six years ago, she left behind Howard Hlte, who loved her, but as time wore on their ardor cooled and she married Joseph Orsi, who died of fever after a brief mar ried life. Taking up nursing as a liveli hood the comely young widow happened to be assigned to nurse Mr. Hite, /who was brought to the hospital for medical treatment, and upon recovering they were married, the old flame having been re kindled as soon as she entered his room for the first time. They are now spend ing their honeymoon with his father. Councilman D. A. Hite,' at Strasburg. Mr. Hite is a descendant of Joist Hlte, the first white man who settled In the lower Shenandoah valley, near Winchester. Minister Will Remain. Rev. John 8. Douglass, for many years rector of Triniiy Protestant Episcopal Church at Martinsburg, W. Va., who re cently accepted a call to a large church at Qheyenne, Wyo., was tendered another call this week by the Martinsburg con gregation, and has been prevailed upon to accept it and remain at Trinity'Church. Edward Orndorff. aged twenty-two years, is in a precarious condition at -the home of his father, Hamilton Orndorff, near Woodstock, as the result of having one of his armB and legs badly mangled by falling against a large circular saw at a stave factory while waiting for his load of lumber to be inspected. It is feared blood poison is about to develop. The young man was recently kicked in the head b.v a horse, causing mental trouble, from which he never fully recovered. The town of Berryville. Clarke county, which has had a great deal of trouble with its large water main, which runs through the Shenandoah river at Castle mans Ferry, lias decided to lay a double main through the river, anii the pipes have been ordered. 'The water Is supplied from a large reservoir on top of the Blue Ridge mountains and furnishes ? a heavy pressure. When Freight Conductor T. R. Hodges attempted to'put two negroes off a train near Charles Town the other night he was set upon and badiy beaten by the men, one of whom struck him in the face with a bottle. The Injured conductor was given medical attention at the Charles Town Hospital, and- railroad deteetlves are 011 the lookout for his assailants. The annual meeting'of the Cumberland Valley Firemen's Association, which was held "on Thursday and Friday of this week at Carlisle, Pa.. was attended by about forty companies, bands and drum corps-from all sections of the Cumberland valley, including the Sarah Zane and the Friendship Fire Companies of Win chester, with their drum corps and band. A number of towns in the Shenandoah valley sent large delegations to Newport News to attend the annual convention of the Virginia 8tate Firemen's Association. 0i| Is Killing Bass. Oil that has been allowed to run into thf Potomac river in the vicinity of Wil liamsport by manufacturing industries has caused a large number of blajck baes, weighing from four to six pounds, to die. A large bass that was found dead was sent to United States FiBh Commissioner Bowers at Washington, and he states that an examination of the fish disclosed the fapt that the gills were coated, with a film of oil. and small oil globules were plainly visible between the gill filaments. NEW AND BETTER CREDIT TERMS Monday We Inaugurate Our First Annual SEPTEMBER FACTORY SALE OF FINE FURNITURE. t We have secured from the factories a large number of beau tiful sample pieces of Furniture and Furniture which has been on show at the various ,expositions?all the newest?best con structed and most elegant designs produced in America, and we offer them in our great September Factory Sale at less than cost of manufacture and on th? most liberal credit terms. $1.00 Dining Chair, 111 Kin* Solid Oak Dining or Bed room Chair, with cane wat. Value. $1.?*?. Our special price. 69c. oalr in ruMnmer. This Fine $30 3-Piece Crotch Mahogany Parlor Suite $18.75 Has loose rush ions; three hand some pieces. all highly polished. One of our Septem ber specials. $18.75 for Felt and Fiber Mat* tress. Value, $9.00. $7.50 For Cotton Felt Mat tress. Value, $12.50. $9.95 For a Guaranteed Felt Mattress. Value, $13.00. Solid Oak Chif foniers with five large roomy drawers without glass. Value, ?7.30. This Solid Oak Chiffonier, with tive large roomy drawers and large bevel French mir ror. Value, $12.50. $6.75 12c for Good China Matting. 18c for Good 30c Matting. $1.49 For Beautiful Decorated Lamp. Value, $2.50. $4.48 for This Crib. For This $3.50 Rocker L,ike cut; has sad dle seat, and is well built of impe rial quar t e r e d oak. L.ike cut; has continuous posts; drop sides; good woven-wire springs; best white enamel. for t h i? Beautiful Princess Dresser; solid qak; highly polished; has large oval or shaped mirror; value, $18.50. $1.49 For 6ood Collapsible Go-Cart. FRANK URNITBRE co. 311 SEVENTH STREET. mm Opposite Saks & Co. $1.98 For 6ood White Enamel Iron Bed. Double Size. causing suffocation. It is the intention tp prosecute people caught polluting the waters of the Potomac. Baltimore and Ohio railroaders say that since Engmeman Thomas McHugh used a barrel of granulated sugar to hold a long freight train in control while com ing down the seventeen-miie grade west of Cumberland a few days ago when his i sand gave out, there are thousands of honey bees swarming along the tracks during the day. and that the trainmen have been so badly stung that some axe unable to work. The bees swarmed in i a caboose the other day, and it was nec essary to back the car off and get an other. During the past week Col. John S. Mosby, the Confederate commander, who is now connected with the Department of Justice at Washington, and daughter. Mrs. StUart Coleman, have been visiting friends in Clarke and Loudoun counties. One of their trips took them to Millwood, Clarke county, where Col. Mosby met a flag of truce from Gen. Hancock in April, 1865, announcing that Gen. Lee had sur rendered. Col. Mosby played his last act of the civil war drama in the vicinity of Millwood. The annual reunion of the survivors of Col. Mosby's command was held today at Front Royal. Va., and was attended by many of the old veterans. A banquet was tendered the soldiers of Mosby by the Daughters of the Confed eracy of Front Royal. Before dying at Woodstock a few days ago Joseph Fravel, proprietor of a large woodworking establishment, expressed himself as being unwilling to be buried in a factory-made casket and issued instruc tions to have a substantial coffin made in his own establishment. He was sixty seven years old and is survived by four sons and four daughters. John I. Sloat of the Shenandoah Valley National Bank has been appointed dis-1 bursing agent of the post office funds here j by Acting Secretary Reynolds of the Treasury Department upon the recom mendation of C. M. Gibbens, a leading re publican. The contractors, George Leigh & Bro. of Louisa, Va., expect to begin work on the new federal building next i week. Old Home Burned. The liome of Jacob Thaller at Kerns town, which was built of oak logs many years ago, and which is one o? the most historic houses in this section, was badly j damaged by tire a few nights ago. Mem bers of t lie family barely escaped with their lives. Judge R. T. W. Duke, jr.. past grand master of Masons in Virginia, and one of tlie most noted orators of the state, lias been ill at his home in Charlottesville for the past week, but is now said to be slightly improved. He.contracted a severe cold while in Boston recently. The Winston-Salem railway, which runs ninety miles between Winston-Salem and Wadesboro, N. C., has awarded a contract to M. W. Mercereau and John S. Pancake of Staunton to furnish 300,000 large cross ties. David R. Miller, who wjis born at Mid dletown. this county, fifty years ago, died recently at Buena Vista, Va., where he had been living for the past twenty years. He leaves his wife, who was Miss Delia Maslin, and three young daughters. His funeral took place at Lexington. Mrs. Amanda Kremer. wife of Luther Kremer, a well known Winchester busi ness man, died this week after a long ill ness, aged forty-six years. She leaves lier husband, eight children and two sisters. She was a daughter of the late Eugene Blockley. Moses Thatcher, member of an old Shen andoah valley family, who left the Pres byterian ministry some years ago and em braced Mormonism, died this week at Lagan, Utah. Ten years ago he was de feated for the United States Senate by J. L. Rawlings, and a few years ago he was a prominent witness in the Smoot trial in Washington. He is said to have become wealthy in the west. The survivors of the Hth Virginia Regi ment of Infantry, of which Col. Edmund Berkley is commander, held their annual reunion today at the home of their com rade, Ludwell Hutchinson, at Little River Church, Loudoun county. The Daugh ters of the Confederacy served dinner, and speeches were made by a number of the old soldiers. Auto Causes Accident. An automobile bound for Washington frightened a horse driven by Felix Moore, near Harpers Ferry, a few days ago, and Moore and Miss Mary Cady of Wash ington county, Md., who was driving with him at the time, were thrown ? out and hurled down a steep embankment to the I bank of the river. They escaped serious | Injury. F. D. Pelote and H. W. Bowers, travel ing salesmen of Richmond, were injured in a runaway accident near Strasburg Wednesday, when, in attempting to pass an automobile along a narrow road at the side of which is a railroad crossing, l a rear wheel of the buggy broke, caus ing the horse to run off. Both men were dragged some distance, and were badly cut and bruised. They were brought to VV'?chester for treatment. A surprise was sprung at Middletown, this county. Thursday, by the announce ment of the marriage that morning of Miss Alice Lee Humston, daughter of Edward L. Humston, a wealthy farmer, to William E. Coffman, cashier of the Middletown State Bank, the ceremony having been quietly performed at the bride's home by Rev. James P. Stump of the Southern Methodist Church, and the bride and groom were on their way to Washington and Atlantic City before the people of the town knew what had happened. Mr. Coffman is a member of a prominent family at Edinburg, Va., and his bride has been one oS the belles of Middletown for several years past. They will live in their own house at Middletown after the first week in Sep tember. Harry E. Dean, a Strasburg business man. and Miss Mary Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Jones of Covington, Va.. who were married in Washington last week by Rev. Mr. McLaughlin, have arrived at Strasburg, where they will make tbeir future home. Mr: Dean is a baker and confectioner, and he thought he had baked a sufficient amount of bread, cakes and pies to last a week, but, upon returning, he found the supply completely exhausted, and a bread famine imminent in Strasburg. He got busy at once in the bakeshop, and | was too busy to acknowledge the greet i ings of his friends. Frank Vaughn, a brakemaii on the Southern railway, and Miss Olive Marie Snyder of Harrisonburg, Va.; wefe mar ried this week at Dayton, Va.. by Rev. H.. S. Hammack of the United Brethren Church, and left for Washington and Atlantic City. They will live in Harrison burg. I ' Want Local Option. A petition will be presented to Judge T. W. Harrison at the next term of the Shenandoah circuit court at W oodstock asrflng for a local option election at Wood stock. the county seat. The last election was held two.years aso and the town went dry by one ^majority. The case was carried to court by the wets, but they were overruled. Lack of rain and good pasturage are the causes of what threatens to be a but ter famine through the Cumberland and Shenandoah valleys. Dealers say the product was never known to be so scarce. The best grades of country butter were bought by wholesalers today at cents per pound, and the receipts were un usually small. The annual meeting of the Shenandoah Baptist Association was held this week at Shenandoah Junction. W. Va., and delegates were in attendance from nearly all the churches connected with the asso ciation. Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Line, widow of Thomas R. Line and daughter of the late Tyler? Briscoe of Charles Town, died this week at her home in Shepherdstowrj, W. Va., aged seventy-eight years. Two sons and two daughters survive The Confederate veterans of Jefferson county held a reunion today in C. F. Wall's grove, near Charles Town. Col. R. P. Chew, who commanded the noted Rockbridge Artillery during the civil war, presided. The principal address wkn de livered by Dr. 'George R. Wendllng of Charles Town. Preparations are being made at Charles Town for the fall session of the supreme court of appeals of West Virginia, which will convene in that place September 1. John H. Leathers, who left Martins burg. W. Va., some years ago to make his own living, 1tas been elected President of the Louisville <Ky.) National Banking Company. James R. Rickard, a prominent resideqt of ShepherdstOwn, w. Va.. whose father invented the Rickard padlock, was strick en with paralysis a few days ago and died Thursday. He and his father made the irons which were used on John Brown during his imprisonment in ths Charles Town jail. The remains of Mrs. Britania Smith, widow of Thomas S. Smith, formerly of Georgetown, D. C., who died recently In Memphis. Tenn., were interred in the cem etery at Harpers Ferry at the side of the grave of her late husband. She leavea two daughters and one son. Virginia Veterans to Meet. The annual meeting of the Grand Camp of Confederate Veterans of Virginia is to be held this year in Danville October 12-14. While bathing in the Potomac liver op posite Okonoko. Hampshire county, W. Va., a few days ago Roy Poling, aged eighteen years, who had been employed as a peach picker in the Miller orchard?, was drowned. His body was recovered the following day and buried near his home. Another large orchard company, com posed of J. H. Baker of Buckeystown. Md.: W. G. Baker, jr., of Baltimore, and C. E. Jones of Kearneysville, W. Va., has been organized and will operate over 60?? acres of land in Jefferson county. Wafford D. Daily, son of Emory Daily of Whitacre, this county, who has been connected with the detective department of the Pittsburg police force for a number of years, was attacked and badly beaten by Italians during the trouble at McKees Rocks one night last we.ek. and Is now in a serious condition in a Pitta burg hospital. PLANNING FOB CONVENTION. Auxiliary to Union Veteran Legion Appoints Committees. Auxiliary 32, Ladies of the Union Vet eran Ix?gion, has about completed "ar rangements for the national encamp ment. to be held in this city next month. At a recent regular meeting the follow ing delegates and alternates were elected: Mary F. Case, Mary Tryow, Anan Ball. Elizabeth Alien, delegates; Sarah Berry, Mary V. Moore, Caroline Nye. H. HoBig er. alternates. Committees on arrange ments were also appointed, as follows: Executive committee. Catherine 'Macken zie, chairman: Alberta Mell. Mary Tr> - on, Sarah Berry, Ada H. We^ss, Ella Knight, Krederica Bailey, Clarinda Marks. Flora A. Lewis. Caroline Nye. Anan Ball. Mary Xoerr, Mary V. Moore, Anna Roberts; hospitality committee, Ada H. Weiss, chairman; this committer takes in the entire auxiliary; excursion icommittee, Anan Ball, chairman, as sisted by the entire auxiliary; reception committee. Ella S. Knight, chairman; Cylinda U. Ford, Ellen Spencer Mussy. Flora A. Lewis. Harriet L. Seriber. Sarah E. Pittman. M. E S. Davis, Ada H. Weiss. Harriet L. Allison, Hannah Spar ry. and the present officers; badge com mittee. Alberta Mell.' chairman; Ella S. Knight; music committee. Flora A. Lew is, chairman; hotel committee, Anna Rob erts. chairman: Sarah Berry, Clarinda Marks. Mary Tr.von, Julia Roberts, Ho nora Hotliger: finance committee. j^UUan Norton, chairman; Eva Callahan. Elisa beth Donohoo. Caroline Burghardt; press committee. Frederica Bailey, chairman; Hannah Sperry; decoratiohs committee, Anna. De Silva. chairman; Mary V. Mo?>rt\. Sarah Powten. The auxiliary will give a reception to the national officers, delegates and vis itors Tuesday evening. September 7. from 8 to 10 o'clock, in the parlors of the Arlington Hotel Annex. Ill of Ptomaine Poisoning. Louise Cannady, seventeen years old. and Irene Cannady, her sister, who ts four years younger, were removed to the Emer gency Hospital from the home of their parents. l~'2o 20th street, yesterday after noon to be treated for ptomaine poisoning. The children had been sick about a week and yesterday afternoon their condition was such that their parents deemed It ad visable to have them taken to the hos pital. It was said last nif,*ht that they were in a serious condition, although It is expected they will recover.