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Thursday - - - September 9, 1909.
The Inwood fair will be held next week
?September 14th to 17th.
The public schools of Shepherdstown
district will open next Monday.
This month has an R in it?but don't
crowd the oyster too closely yet.
A rabbit was caught by a train near the
bridge the other night and cut in two.
Miss Agnes Gibson will resume the duties
of her music class on the 13th of the
The regular fall term of Shepherd College
State Normal School will begin on
next Tuesday.
H. L. Snyder & Co. have for sale two
comfortable dwelling-houses in Shepherdstown.
Prices right.
Rev. John S. Douglass has finally decided
to remain in Martinsburg as rector
of Trinity Episcopal Church.
The annual banquet given by the directors
of the Hagerstown fair will be
held on Saturday. September 18th.
Miss Bessie Lamar has been appointed
teacher in a school at Wrightsville, N. J.,
and will begin her work there next week.
Thomas Brannon, an aged and respected
colored man of the Vanclevesville j
neighborhood, died a few days ago, aged
80 years.
Charles Walper, of Terrapin Neck,
hurt his foot very painfully a few days
ago by treading upon a nail. He has to
use crutches.
Lharies unseia, wno graauatea irom
Shepherd College last June, has been appointed
teacher of a public school in Elkhorn,
W. Va.
State Superintendent M. P. Shawkey
has designated Friday, October 1st, as
clcan-up and beautify day for West Virginia
Jefferson County phones have been installed
in the residences of David Lemen
and Frank Carter and at the business
place of C. S. Miller.
The public school at Halltown, which
has a growing enrollment, is to have two
teachers this year?Mrs. Elma Turner
and Mrs. R. K. Nevitt.
A gang of painters are putting a fresh
coat of paint on the N. & W. Railway
station at this place. The company wants
it to be pretty in its eld age.
Sign-boards have been put up at all the
roads entering the tow n warning automobile
drivers not to exceed six miles an
hour within the corporate limits.
Mr. Dwight E. McQuilkin has been reappointed
to his old position as teacher
of English in the high school at Roanoke,
Va., and leaves tomorrow to take up his
Expressman James E. Barnhart has
been kept very busy this week w ith his
express and baggage and general delivery
business. He had to put on more men
ana an extra icam.
Charles M. Stieff, piano manufacturer,
ot Baltimore, will have a large display of
pianos at the Morgan's Grove fair. This
will be an unusual opportunity for the selection
of a fine piano.
The directors of the Frederick fair have
named as members of the advisory board
from Jefterson county Robert T. Banks,
M. B. Baker, H. P. Schley, Robert Smith
and Jacob S. Osbourn.
The Baraca Class of the Southern
Methodist Sunday School has moved
from its quarters above J. L. Welshans's
store to the two rooms on the first floor
of the building occupied by Sunbeam
The 151 acres of land belonging to the
estate of the late E. A. Colston near
Summit Point was sold at public sale last
Thursday, and was bought by James
Marshall and S. S. Polhemus at $42.50
per acre.
The Sunbeam tent has been doing a
rushing business at the fair. It is not
only a haven of rest for women and children,
but its popular lunch counter has
been liberally patronized and has brought
in large sums of money.
Lost in Shepherdstown, or on the road
Chanonrtrvati limrfinn nn f\alurdav
morning, September 4th, a silver purse
_ containing a number of visiting cards and
addresses and some small change. Finder
will please leave at Register office.
Harvest home by the M. E. Church
South at Shenandoah Junction, W. Va.,
Thursday, September 16, 1909. Dinner,
supper and refreshments will be served.
Special music and recitations, and addresses
by Rev. D. A. Beery, of Summit
Point, and others. Come with your
friends and enjoy the day.
Mark Alexander has located in the
Phillips building on Main street, next to
W. P. Licklider's store, where he will
carry on the business of cleaning, pressing
and altering clothes. He comes well
recommended from Covington, Va., and
Rev. J. O. Knott, formerly of this place,
speaks most highly of him and his work.
The Register office was invaded yesterday
by a pleasant party of visitors
from Washington who are here attending
the fair. They were Mr. R. C. Hess,
Mr. E. A. Cairnes. Rev. R. L. Shipley,
Miss Emma Hess, Miss Ella B. Hess,
Miss Sue V. Hess and Miss Ada Filer.
w ? Mr. Hess is a former resident of Shepherdstown.
A Berkeley county farmer, finding an
automobile horn in the road, took it home,
to turn it to some USe. So
he taught his poultry to gather for meals
at its toot, and ail went well until one
morning last week a motor car passing
the farmyard blew a loud blast. The
full strength of the poultry yard instantly
ran out into the road and began to pursue
the automobile at top speed. Some
of the chickens gave out at the end of the
third mile, but sixteen pullets, three
roosters and a setting hen are still missing.
The cottage at Pen-Mar belonging to
Rev. C. H. Rockey, of Waynesboro, Pa.,
formerly of Shepherdstown, was destroyed
by fire last Thursday night. It was occupied
by Mrs. Say lor as a boarding-house
and some of the inmates narrowly escaped
w ith their lives. Mrs. Saylor lost all of
her belongings, including a considerable
sum of money she had saved up. The
? building was insured for $600, but the loss
to Mr. Rockey, who also owned the furniture
in the cottage, will be fully $ 1,000
in excess of the insurance. One of the
w omen boarding at the place grabbed her
hair rat from a bureau and left several
valuable rings, which were destroyed.
H. L. Snyder A Co. have for sale a
large and valuable Jefferson county farm,
with every needed improvement. Inquire
for particulars.
The next State teachers' uniform examination
will be held at Shepherd College,
Shepherdstown, September 9th and
10th, beginning at 7 a. m. each day.
Governor Glasscock has appointed
Wm. J. Knott, Esq., of this vicinity, a
delegate to the Farmers' National Congress,
which will be in session at Raleigh,
N. C.f the first week in November next.
The bricklayers commenced work yesterday
on the new station of the Norfolk
& Western Railway in Shepherdstown.
Ten masons are employed on the structure,
and they will run the walls up in a
Rev. John W. Link, who has been filling
the pulpit of a Lutheran Church in
New York City the past summer, is at
his home at Duffields for a vacation before
he resumes his theological studies in New
Prof. Henry T. Wirgman is moving this
week from Shepherdstown to Shenandoah
Junction, where he will teach the public
school the ensuing term. Mr. Wirgman
and his estimable family have many friends
here, who greatly regret to have them
move from our community.
Amos Hunt, a colored man about 30
years of age, employed at the lime works
at Keller, this county, committed suicide
in ghastly fashion at Island Park, near
Harper's Ferry, last Thursday. He laid
down on the B. & 0. Railroad track and
permitted a freight train to run over him,
his bodv being cut in pieces. The oc
currence was witnessed by a large crowd
of colored people who were at the park
on a picnic. The man is said to have
been very drunk.
The road makers in Washington county
ought to wake up and macadamize the
stretch of public road between Shepherdstown
and Antietam Station, a distance
of about two miles. There are
good turnpikes from Baltimore clear
through to Shepherdstown, save for this
stretch of sand and clay, and from Shepherdstown
there are good macadamized
roads all the way down the Shenandoah
Valley as far as Staunton. We hope that
our neighbors will consider their own and
the public good and build a decent road
at that point.
Shepherdstown won two games from
the Hagerstown Collegians last Saturday
on our home diamond. We took the first
game by a score of 4 to 1 and the second
by 4 to 3. Dobbins pitched the first game
and Mark Andrews the second, and both
did splendid work. Monday our boys
went to Hagerstown, where they were
beaten by a score of 9 to 4. We are to
play two more games here this week
with Brunswick, Thursday at 10 a. m.and
Friday at 3.30 p. m. Good sport may be
expected, as Brunswick puts up a good
game with us always.
The directors of the Hagerstown fair
have appointed as members of the advisory
board from Jefferson county the following:
C. D. Wysong, chairman, E. R.
Turner, secretary, C. N. Coleman, H. L.
Snyder, M. B. Baker, N. R. Roberts, I.
W. Williams, J. Wm. Rider, J. P. Kearfott,
N. T. Snyder, E. H. Reinhart, A. S.
Dandridge and W. F. Alexander. The
members from Berkeley county are Decatur
Hedges, chairman, J. W. Dodd,
secretary, A. G. Legg, John Clendenning,
C. A. Weaver, M. A. Snodgrass, Gray
Silver, Robert Horner, D. R. Hudgel,
John H. Lemen, Hunter Walker, Ran
dolph Hoffman.
The Eastern Convocation of the diocese
of West Virginia will be held in St. John's
Church, Ripon, September 28 to 30, inclusive.
The services connected with
the convocation will be conducted by
Rev. A. G. Grinnan, Berkeley Springs,
at 7.30 p. m., Tuesday, September 28.
Rt. Rev. G. W. Peterkin will deliver a
sermon and administer holy communion
at 11 a. m., on the followingday. A missionary
service by Revs. J. S. Alfriend
and C. E. A. Marshall will be held at
7.30 p. m., of the same day. On Thursday,
September 30, the last day of the
convocation, there will be morning prayer
and sermon by Rev. A. J. Willis at 11
a. m., and evening prayer and sermon at
7.30o'clock by Rev. J. S. Alfriend.
Some twenty-eight deeds conveying
the right of way for laying a pipe line
have been put on record with Clerk Chas.
A. Johnson in the county clerk's office.
The deeds are from property owners in
Middle way, Charles Town and Harper's
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rerry aisincis, anu uic rictus ui way <uc
given to W. Raymond Cross, to lay,
maintain, operate and remove a pipe line
for the transportation of oil or gas, and
to erect, maintain and operate a telegraph
or telephone line if necessary. The line
enters the county in the neighborhood of
Middleway, passes Charles Town through
the lands of C. N. Starry, John C. Burns
and others, and thence eastward until it
passes through the lands of Thos. E.
Baumgardner, Geo. W. Marlow, D. B.
Lucas's estate and B. F. Moler.?Spirit.
Contracts were closed a few days ago
i for the manufacture and delivery to the
New York Herald and the Atlanta Journal
of 2,500 porcelain enameled iron signs to
be used in the permanent marking of the
new highway at convenient points between
New York and Atlanta. It is intended
to erect 2,000 of these before the
dedicatory reliability contest over the
route the last week in October, so that at
that time every mile of the journey will
be so plainly bulletined that the tourist
may follow it easily. As the distance
between the two terminal cities by the
national highway is a little more than one
thousand miles, this will permit the
placing of about an average of two of
these signs to each mile. The route is
through Shepherdstown.
Miss Anna L. Ranson, a deaconess in
i the Episcopal Church, arrived at the
home of her father, Dr. B. B. Ranson, in
| Harper's Ferry, a few days since, from
I Sendai, Japan, where she is engaged in
missionary worK.aner an aosence 01 eleven
years from her home. She was a resident
of Boston for several years, but later
went to New York, where she entered
the training school for deaconesses and
graduated after four years study. She
was then sent to Japan, and is principal
of a training school for mission women
and principal of a kindergarten school
for children in Sendai, a city of 100,000
inhabitants. She is accompanied by a
1 Japanese lady, Miss Kane Utnezane, who
had been with her constantly in her work
until a year, ago, when she left for New
York to enter the training school for deaconesses.
i Mr. Joseph B. Reinhart, of Brooklyn,
N. Y., a former Shepherdstown boy, is
; here to greet old friends and take in the
Morgan's Grove Fair. Mr. Reinhart is a
Tammany Hall Democrat and thinks that
the tiger is bigger than the donkey and
I elephant put together.
Mr. Harry W. Byerly, of Kansas City,
I Mo., is here to spend a week with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Byerly. He
is chief clerk in the office of the general
passenger agent of the Kansas City. Mexico
and Orient Railway, with headquarters
in Kansas City.
Mrs. John Kronmiller, wife of Congressman
Kronmiller, of Baltimore, and
her little daughter Martha, and Miss
Strayer, of Rochester, New York, are
visiting their uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Reynolds, on New street.
Dr. R. E. L. Miller, of Luray, Va.,
made us a pleasant call on Tuesday. Dr.
Miller, who has been here visiting his |
aunt, Miss Amanda Miller, in this place,
is a son of the late M. Blair Miller, a res- i
ident of Jefferson county years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chapline and
their two children, of Frederick, Md.,
spent a couple of days in Shepherdstown
the past week. Mr. Chapline is an
old Shepherdstown boy, and his friends i
here are always glad to greet him.
Miss Mary Pendleton leaves today for
Douglas, W. Va., where she has been
appointed teacher of the public school.
Douglas is on the West Virginia Central
Railroad, about four miles from Davis.
Mr. Lester Coffinberger, of Divernon,
Illinois, is home for a visit of a couple
of weeks with his parents, near town.
He went West five years ago, and this is
his first trip back.
Mrs. Charles W. Phelps, of Toledo,
Ohio, formerly of Shepherdstown, is here
with her little son for a visit of some
weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John H. Keesecker.
Dr. Hopkins Gibson left last Saturday
for an extended trip North, visiting Boston
and other New England points and
perhaps also going to Canada. He will
be back next week.
Mr. John Kyd Beckenbaugh and his
family, of Hagerstown, are at Sudley
Place for a week's stay. Mr. Beckenbaugh
is chief marshal at the Morgan's
Grove fair.
Mrs. Jacob Underdonk and her daughter
Eleanor, of Moundsville, W. Va., and
Miss Lucy Spence, of Hagerstown, are
visiting at the home of Mr. M. G. Bast in
this place.
Mr. W. M. Simpson, Jr., of Wellsburg,
W. Va., is visiting the family of Mr. W.
C. Link, near town. Mr. Simpson has
been in the newspaper business for some
Mrs. Laura Chapline, of Frederick, Md.,
formerly of this place, is visiting Mr. and
Mrs. James S. Phillips this week. Mr.
Harry Chapline is also here for a few
Mr. Edward S. Lea, of Trenton, N. J.,
spent Sunday and Monday in Shepherdstown
with his family, who have been at
buaiey nace lor several weexs.
Mr. Harvey H. Pendleton, who has
been in Pendleton county, W. Va., for
some weeks, has returned to his home in
Mr. J. D. Muldoon, principal of the
Keyser Preparatory School, was at his
home in Shepherdstown a couple of days
the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Osbourn, of
Tunnelton, W. Va., formerly of Shenandoah
Junction, are visiting relatives in
this section.
Mr. J. W.Snyder, of the Washington
Star, is in Shepherdstown to spend a
couple of weeks among his relatives and
old friends.
Messrs. Herman Merchant and Stultz
Boone, of Roanoke, Va., formerly of
Shepherdstown, are visiting friends here
this week.
Miss Margaret Moore, of this county,
has gone to Davis, W. Va., where she
has gotten a position in a hospital there.
Dr. Standish McCleary, of Baltimore,
is in Shepherdstown to spend the week
of the fair with his relatives and friends.
Mr. D. Tanner Williamson, one of our
Berkeley county subscribers, called on
Monday and renewed his subscription.
Capt. Joseph B. VanMetre, of this vi
cimty, attended the Lontederate reunion
near New Market, Va., last Thursday.
Misses Louise and Elizabeth Edwards,
of Cumberland, Md., are guests of Miss
Genevieve Kearfott at Kearneysville.
Mr. Thomas Broughton, of Norfolk,
Va., is visiting Dr. and Mrs. Charles
Ghiselin at the Presbyterian manse.
Mr. Armistead Lucas, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
formerly of Sftepherdstown, is here to
spend fair week among old friends.
Mr. Baylor Reinhart, who is with the
big drug firm of Sharpe & Dohme, Baltimore,
is home to spend fair week.
Mr. George B. Fofk, from west of town,
has been reappointed principal of the
public school at Kingwood, W. Va.
Mrs. John C. Hoffman, of Philadelphia,
formerly of this place, is here visiting the
family of Mr. R. S. M. Hoffman.
Miss Virginia Schley has returned to
Morgantown, where she will again teach
school during the coming year.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowman VanMetre and
their little son, of Brunswick, Md? are
visiting their relatives here.
Mr. Ernest Hill, of New York, formerly
of this place, is here to spend the week
of the fair with relatives.
Misses Julia and Margaret Morgan, of
Carlisle, Pa., are in Shepherdstown visiting
Miss Rose Snyder.
Mr. Robert Entler, of McKeesport, Pa.,
is here to spend fair week among his
fri^nHc anit r^lativ^s
Miss Margery Byers, of Nashville,
Tenn., is at Sudlcy Place for a stay of a
couple of weeks.
Mrs. J. H. Bender, of Buena Vista, Va.,
is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. C. Link.
Mr. Charles T. Chapline, of Washington,
is in Shepherdstown to stay during
the fair.
Prof, and Mrs. B. C. Unseld, of Hagerstown,
have been visitors here this
Mrs. Nellie Legge, of Washington, is in
Shepherdstown to spend a few days.
Mr. Black Osbourn, of Baltimore, is
among the visitors in town this week.
Mr. I. N. Walters, of Martinsburg, is
here this week attending the fair.
Robert Crowl, who was extremely ill
last week, is now improving.
The Death Record.
Mr. M. Blair Miller, a native of Shepherdstown
and a former well-known
resident of Jefferson county, died July
2d at his home in Lincoln, Londoun
county, Va., in the 81st year of his age.
Mr. Miller is well remembered by our
older citizens, though he has not lived in
Shepherdstown for nearly a half century.
He was brought up in this place, but after
his marriage lived in various parts of
the county, moving a number of years
ago to Londoun county, Va., where he
remained untif his death. He is survived
by his wife, who was formerly Miss Edi
na J. Trussell, and three sons and a
1 daughter. Also two brothers. Messrs.
Charles and Eleazar Miller, of Washington,
and a sister, Miss Amanda Miller,
of Shepherdstown.
Mr. J. A. Stuart, for the past thirty
years, a prominent resident of Harper's
Ferry and for a long time proprietor of
the Potomac House at that place, died
Thursday at noon from paralysis, with
which he was First stricken in April last.
The deceased was a native of Fleshingen,
in Holland, where he was born in 1830.
At the age of 12 years he went to sea.
From the position of cabin boy he rose
to the captaincy of a merchant vessel.
During the Mexican War he served in the
U. S. Navy and was with Admiral Stock
ton in the blockade of the American and
Californian coast ports. A widow, six
daughters and four sons survive him.
Mrs. Alice Kreglow, wife of George T.
Kreglow, the well-known merchant of
Hedgesville, Berkeley county, died at her
home in that place last Sunday morning
after an illness of only two hours from
apoplexy. Her death was a great shock
to her family and friends, as it was entirely H
unexpected. Mrs. Kreglow's maiden
name was Poisal, and she was a most '
highly respected woman, having been for
. aire i momtvr rtf the Fnisconal Church. '
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She is survived by her husband and six
sons and daughters. Her age was 67
' I
Word was received here last week of ^
the death of Edward Hamilton Davenport ,
on the 12th of August, in Parkersburg, J
W. Va., where he had been livingforfour (
or five years, in the management of the j
Hotel Chancellor. He had been in im- j
paired health for about a year, but it only (
became necessary to take him to the hospital
within the last month. He was the j
son of Samuel J. C. Davenport, and is (
well remembered as a resident here about
25 years ago.?Charles Town Free Press, |
Mrs. Mary Jones, widow of Osburn j
Jones, who died 30 years ago, died re- j
cently at the home of her son, Raleigh ;
T. Jones, in this county, after a long |
sickness, caused by cancer. Mrs. Jones j
was born in Shepherdstown on March 5, |
1837, and her age was 62 years, 5 months (
and 3 weeks. She leaves oue son, Ral- ,
eigh T. Jones, and one daughter, Miss j
Nannie V. Jones, both of Jefferson county,
and four small grandchildren. '
Mrs. Lurena Schoppert, wife of S. S.
Schoppert, died last Sunday at her home 1
near Vandevesville, aged 35 years. She 1
is survived by her husband and three '
Miss Sallie Ellen Sheetz died last Sat- j
urday at her home in Martinsburg, after .
a long illness from consumption, aged j
40 years. <
Mrs. Mildred Manuel, one of the oldest j
residents ol Charles Town, died on Sun- j
day last, aged 88 years. t
Mr. Hoge Hill, a former resident of 1
Martinsburg, died in Baltimore last Sun- 1
day, aged 48 years. 1
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An Interesting Letter.
Col. I. V. Johnson, of this vicinity, has .
received an interesting letter from Major
John H. Leathers, treasurer of the Jeffer- ~
son Davis Home Association, which by ,
his permission we publish. It is dated at .
Louisville, Ky., and is as follows:
Dear Mr. Johnson?While not person- .
ally acquainted with you, I feel like 1 am
kin to you, because I was born in Jefferson
county?I am a native of "Old Clip." ,
Your contribution to the Jefferson Davis <
Home Association, of which 1 am treasurer,
was forwarded to me by the editor j
of the Confederate Veteran, and while it
has been officially acknowledged, I feel
like writing you an additional line or two. '
1 served in the Second Infantry, was ser- .
geant major in the regiment, and during (
the war I of course knew a great many of |
the Shepherdstown boys. I live in the j
hope that in the not far distant future I
will be able to come on there and spend
a few days, and 1 expect to take Shep- (
hprrkfnwn in and see the nlace where
we forded the river to go to Antietam.
Most of my boyhood days were spent in |
Martinsburg, but I have lived in Kentucky ,
ever since the close of the Civil War. But (
you may rest assured that I have never i
forgotten, and never will, the beautiful <
Shenandoah Valley which I long to see ,
once more. <
Sincerely Yours,
John H. Leatherman.
Destructive Barn Fire.
The large new bank barn of Charles 0.
Payne, at Burns's ford on the Opequon
creek, in Berkeley county, was destroyed
by fire last Saturday evening, causing a
loss of from $3,500 to $4,000. The fire '
was first discovered about half-past 6
o'clock while the family was at supper.
Smoke was seen coming from the hay- '
mow, and in a few moments the whole
structure was ablaze, making it impossi- 1
bie to save it or its contents. The barn,
which was built about a year ago at a '
cost of $2,000, and which was 45 x 60 feet 1
in size, was entirely destroyed, together 1
with 1,000 bushels of wheat, 25 tons of '
hay, farming implements, harness, etc. '
No live stock was destroyed. There was
an insurance of $1,200 on the barn and
$500 on the wheat. It is not known how
Km AfimnotAH Hut Mr PuvnA thinlrc
it was set on fire by incendiaries. The
fire was plainly seen from Shepherdstown.
Church Notes.
M. E. dhurch South?Preaching at
Bethesda at 9 a. m., L'villa II a. m.,
Shepherdstown 7.30 p. m. Communion
service at Bethesda and Uvilla after the
morning sermon.
Reformed Church?Services on Sunday
as follows: Sunday School 9.15 a.
m., morning worship and sermon at 10 JO
a. m., mid week service Wednesday a i
7.30 p. m.
There will be services in the Catholic
Church in this place next Sunday at II a.
Lutheran?Service in Shepherdstown
at 10.X a. m.
If you are not a subscriber to the Register,
try it now. Sent to any address for
a dollar a year.
An Old Land-Mark Gone.
The old Hunter dwelling-house or
"Angel Hill," in the eastern section of the
town, on High street, which is now being
demolished to make room for the railroad
improvements, is an ancient land-mark
in Shepherdstown. We have been unable
to learn when the house was originally
built, but it was probably considerably
over a hundred years ago. It was
in its day a rather imposing structure,
being built of brick with a good roughcast
finish on the outside known as the
dash-and-pebble style. Situated on a
hill, and two stories high, it could be seen
for a considerable distance. About seventy-five
years ago the house belonged
to Valentine Heilman, and when he died
he left it to the Reformed Church for a
parsonage. It was used for this purpose
for many years, but was sold forty-odd
years ago, the late Theodore Hunter becoming
its owner and occupant.
The Hunter family lived in it for many
years, but all of the family have now died
save J. E. Hunter, who lives in Pittsburg.
He sold it a year or two ago to the N. &
W. Railway Company. The company
needing the site for its new station surroundings,
gave the house to Charles B.
McDonald, who will use the material in
the erection of a new dwelling in the boom
section and thus perpetuate the old landmark.
The opening up of that section of the
town and the improvements made by the
railroad company are causing a revolution
on "Angel Hill." This is one of the oldest
parts of the town, and was intended
originally to be the main street and chief
residence section. But the town grew in
the opposite direction, and Henderson's
ArtHitinn Htrln't amnunt tr\ mnrh ac
Ray's Addition many years later. Several
of the very old buildings on Angel
Hill have been demolished, among them
[he extremely ancient log house known
to the old-timers as the Chris Benner
In connection with the railroad improvements,
great changes are being
made at the corner of High and Mill
streets. The steep grade to the old railroad
crossing at that point is being cut
down and the material used to fill in the
low places. Underground pipes have
been laid to carry off the floods that occasionally
tear down Mill street. An
easy approach to the new station from
High street will be constructed, and new
concrete crossings have been made,
rhe property owners of that neighborhood
are also interested and are now joining
in the improvements. John H. Showis
making a fine new concrete pavement
along his property on the south side of
High street, and the railroad will continue
it to the new station. Henry Magaha, on
[he north side, will also put in a nice
concrete sidewalk, and George Sanbower
expects to move his stable and make simlar
improvement along his property.
Big Prices for Apples.
The Register last week told of the sale
Df a number of apple crops in the Kearneysville
neighborhood, most of which
were disposed of at prices ranging around
?2 a barrel net. These prices, it is said.
?re ahciiit as trnnd as some nf the Berke
ey county growers have secured, when
ill conditions are considered, though the
atter are quoted as high as $3 a barrel.
Several of the most extensive apple
growers of the county have not yet sold.
Dr. A. P. Thomson, who has a crop esimated
at nearly 3,OCX) barrels, will store
his yield in his new cold storage warehouse
at Summit Point. Rouss Brothers,
vith their father, Capt. Milton Roussf
lave in their orchards about Kabletown,
t is said, nearly 10,000 barrels. Their
:rop has not yet been sold. E. G. Wilson
has a thrifty orchard containing upwards
of 2,OCX) barrels at Kabletown,
vhich he has sold to Martinsburg buyers
it $3 per barrel.
It is estimated that the apple crop will
>ring $150,000 to $200,000 to Frederick
:ounty, Va., this fall. Some very large
irchards were sold at Winchester last
veek, one firm from New York buying
fTO.OOO worth of fruit. Among the big
growers w ho sold w ere James L. Robinson,
7,000 barrels, $3.50 and $4.00 a bar el;
S. Lucien Lupton, 6,000 barrels, $3.60
ind $4 a barrel; Steck Bros., 4,000 barrels.
$3.50 a barrel; E. V. Weems, 2,500
sarrels, $3 a barrel. Pippins and Grimes'
jolden brought $4, while first-class reds.
ree trom Diemisn, orougnt ah me
:ruit was thoroughly sprayed. These
prices were free on board, Winchester.
Operated Upon for Appendicitis.
Geo. M. Beitzhoover, Jr., of Charles
Town, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M.
Beitzhoover, of Shepherdstown, has been
eery ill the past week from an acute at:ack
of appendicitis. Mr. Beitzhoover had
seen feeling somewhat indisposed for
some days, but thought that the trouble
ivas from indigestion. Last Sunday evening
he drove to the country to make a
all, and while there was taken violently
ill. Dr. Venning was hastily sent for,
md took Mr. Beitzhoover back to Charles
Town and placed him in the hospital
there. An examination showed that he
*as suffering from acute appendicitis and
in operation was imperative. At 9
a'clock the operation was performed, and
t seems to have been none too soon, as
tiis condition was quite serious. Theoperation
was successfully accomplished,
md the patient is now doing as well as
:ou!d be hoped for. Mr. and Mrs. Beltztioover
went over on the early train
Monday morning, and she remained a
couple of days, until the danger seemed
to have passed. Mr. Beltzhoorer's
friends here hope that he may soon recover
from the ordeal.
School BooKs
School Supplies.
Our stock is larger and more
complete than ever.
All kinds, all prices.
Reinhart's Pharmacy,
Shep>>erdstown, W. Va.
i Mr. David L. Sigler. son of Mr. and
; Mrs. Harry Sigler, of this vicinity, and
; Miss Mazie Hayslette, daughter of Mr.
! and Mrs. W. E. Hayslette, residing near
: Bedington, Berkeley county, were married
at the home of the bride last Thursday.
Rev. C. H. Cannon performed the ceremony.
Following the wedding a reception
was held, and on Saturday evening
a reception was held at the home of the
1 groom near this place. The bride has
! been a popular teacher in Berkeley county
for several years.
Mr. J. Lester Otto, a student at Shepherd
College last year and a son of Mr.
: and Mrs. Frank Otto, near Sharpsburg,
surprised his friends recently by getting
married. His bride is Miss Mary E. Butterbaugh,
of Cavetown, Md. The wedding
created a mild sensation, as it was
entirely unexpected by their families and
friends. Mr. and Mrs. Otto are now at
the home of the bride's parents at Cavetown.
Leonard C. Wintermoyer, son of Edward
Wintermoyer, of Duffields, this
county, went to Winchester a few weeks
ago to help operate a steam drill. He
met there Miss Mary H. Pierce, they fell
in love with each other, and after a brief
courtship they were married last Saturday
Miss Eva North, formerly a popular
school teacher of Martinsburg, was married
at her home in Connelsville. Pa., j
last Thursday to Prof. James William !
Watson, president of the Alabama Agri- :
cultural College at Jackson.
Mr. Edward T. Manuel and Miss Nellie
C. Zombro, both of this county, were
married in Charles Town last Wednes- ,
day by Rev. A. C. Hopkins.
Mr. J. Wishard Anderson, of Martins- !
burg, and Miss Ethel Sue Wheeler, of .
Shenandoah, Va., were married at the
home of the bride last week.
A meeting of the State Board of Regents
was held at Clarksburg on Tuesday.
One of the objects of the meeting
was to make some ehanges in the course
of study of the State Normal Schools.
? ?
The August report shows that there are
1,102 convicts in the West Virginia penitentiary
at Moundsville.
Good Blood
Means good health, and Hood's
Sarsaparflla has an unapproachod
record as a blood-purifier.
It effect* it* wonderful cure*, not '
simply because it contain* sarsaparilla
but because it combines the utmost
remedial value* of more than 20 different
ingredient*. There ia no real substitute
for it. If urged to buy any preparation
said to be "iust a* good" you may be
pure it is inferior, cost* lea* to make,
and yield* the dealer a larger profit.
Get Hood's Sarsaparil'a today. In nsaal liquid
form or in etoeolaud tablets known aa SarsataUa.
W. P. Licklider.
Nouf Prill
1 1 V If If A VI I w s? w VI\?
Groceries, Provisions, China,
Glassware, Cut Glass, Bric-a-Brac,
Lamps, Rice<& Hutchins'Boots and
Shoes, Willowware, Stoneware,
Glass Jars, Rubber Rings, pure Vinegar
and Spices, Flower Pots. Apples,
Oranges, Lemons. Bananas,
Candies, Cakes, Grandmother's
Bread, and everything that is needfnl
to supply your wants during this
season. We want Butter, Eggs,
Potatoes. Bacon and Lard for cash
or trade.
Yours Respectfully,
u/ D i inn inrD
vv r . uiui\uil^ui\,
Shepherdstown. W. Va.
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"A hard chili, pair, through
Then fever, with grcni :
be your experience, fend
have pneumonia! If >our
give Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
exactly what you have J
No alcohol in this cough ma
Keep the bowcb ta good condition. (
an increased flow of bfie. and produce
Dresses for
at Littl<
Excellent Worsted Suiting
fects ; the cloth has a hard twi
wear, and the price?25c yd.
New Fall Dn
Dark rich colors, that mak
rirp<<;p<; fnr srhooL Do not Sh
fectly, all new patterns?at 10c
School Stockings
At these three prices we h
boys' and girls' stockings. In
black or tans.
Every few days we are re
and we want you to get acquai
?li tvt*rrnma 1
This spa(
for the adverti
G. Tabler, the
Furnisher, M;
Va. Watch
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^n?nl ^fOSn3 St&D ^nfeffl ^
Morgan's (
^fjj The Jefferson Vehicle Comp
njcf est and most up-to-date exhib
pi Stewart
ever shown at Morgan's Grov
Buggies, Surreys, Runabout
^5 an up-to-date line of high-grat
grade work.
2fu Repository, Starry Building.
^ N. S. J. STRir
Jecoming Th
That's a Man's verdi
There's a simplicity
t that enhances a Wot
With such a Suit, a
iple Hat, even a woma
tion to the art of dres:
Dthing tooGoo
i high quality of ever
from the style to the
The Wooltex Label i
I guarantee of pure v
isfactory service, and
ier Potomac and Aotietam Sit
ihe chest, difficult breathing
rrostratson."" If this should
for y<wir doctor. You may
doctor cannot come at once,
. Wlten lie comes, tell him
lone. Then do as he says.
Jirine. J. C. .4yer Co., LouxlL.M<m.
hue of Ayn'% Pilb at bedtime ? emm
a gentle laxative effect the day luiowlaff
School Girls
j Prices.
in stylish stripes and plaid efill
finish and will give good
iss Ginghams.
;e such pretty and serviceable
ow soil easily and wash per:
at 10c, 15c, 25c.
ave complete range of sizes in
either light or heavy weights,
ceiving cases of new fall goods,
nted with the newest arrivals.
47k)u; "J
?OM 6Y ? ?
:e is reserved
scment of M.
Clothier and
irtinsburg, W.
i for it next
; AT THE !=?
jrove Fair. |j
any will have one of the larg- bn]
its of the Bs
\/c>hirlc>^ Eg
s, Auburn Farm Wagons, and
le Harness. Everything high- IjjSn
Telephone 109 F. W
)ER, Manager, gfi
OWN, W. V A.
ling a Wornlored
ict on a Wooltex Suit,
in a strictly-tailored
nan's Charms,
tailored Waist and a
n who pays little at
s, will look her best.
/A (r\* U/AAltov
y detail of Wooltex,
finish, proves that
s the makers' unqualir'ool,
of two seasons'
of faultless style.
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