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Hiursday, - * December 5th, Id 18.
Today the sun rises at 7.03 and seh
Wheat is $2.20 a bushel and corn
I'nderwear for .he whole family at
I Schley's.
Butter is up to 50 cents a pound ana
I c^rs are 60 cents a dozen.
I or Kent?A good farm of 170 acres
| \\ I.. Dittmeyer, Harper's Ferry, W. Va
Born to Mr. and Mr.s Maurice E.
I v,...cr atFairmont, W. Va., anine-pound
I >ou.
l ook at the shoes in Schiey's window.
% t.oc those mahogany calf shoes. We
..ve a pair to fit you.
\lartinsburg has just pieced in ser\.:o
a new automobile fire engine and
t combined which cost $10,000.
Fine selection of useful and prett.
| c its in watches, clocks, jewelry, silverware
and novelties at Max Lewis's.
The Jersey heifers from Louisville*
K\ . make excellent cream cows. Forty
t \\ all's Cow Sale December 7th.
Subscriptions for all the 1 eadinj?
..^azincs and newspapers received a
'wens' drug store, at publishers' prices
i ist. the crank from rr.y Ford autobile.
Finder will please return t?
erson Lunch Room. Robert Shipley
When you buy Owens' milk of mag:.
- a you get the best. Only 35 cents
a bottle. .Money back if you do not
I ?ke it. ,
Soft coal and Red Ash nut coal just !
.it Hodges'. We are forced to limit ;
.,-.s of hard coal to one ton to a cus:
A newspaper in New York says that
.. men's dresses will be higher nexi
>r: tg .Most of them ought to be con 1
siderably lower.
If you want that Victrola for Xmas ,
put in your order now. Lots of the (
latest records on sale now at Owens'
drug store, also Victor supplies.
I ,:e public school at Bardane, which
u.is closed because no teacher could
s. secured, was opened onMonday,with !
Mr-. .Mary Snyder Saum in charge.
Get the habit of dealing at Owens I
crug store. With our new system you
can get most everything. Special for j
Saturday, military fabric linen. 29cents ,
Breedy last year's steers are muc J
re desirable than veals kept over anc ;
do not come near so high per oound '
Car load to be sold at Wall's, Decembe
7 th. ?
I For Christmas presents, give useful j
g::ts?gloves, stockings, towels, tprons. j
cr.ildren's readymade dresses, bed- j,
spreads, blankets or comforts?from
V -nloi-'c
.Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Magruder, of Ox- f
: rd Junction, Iowa, announce the birti
of a daughter, Theo Maxine Magruder ^
on December lst^!918. weight 10
r unds. Congratulations.
Jack Snyder dislocated his right wrisi t
or. Tuesday at the National Highwa\ t
Uarage when the crank of a Ford cai
Hew back and struck him a nasty blow
He will be partly disabled for some 1
time. . I
Col. John E. Boyd, one of Berkeleycounty's
most highly regarded residents t
last week suffered an operation for the F
removal of cataracts oq his eyes. Dr
McGuire, of Winchester, performed the (
operation. s
Cattle have made good advance
since peace has been declared, and pros- i
pects are bright for breeding and fai j\
stock. Terms 12 months, and you car
renew- always until you sell. Wall':
Cow Sale December 7th.
The general store of C. T. Rowland, ai
Castleman's Ferry, in Clarke countywas
entirely destroyed by fire last week
causing a loss of about $4,000. Then
was an insurance of $550 on the building.
but none on the stock of goods. 1
The Virginia Corporation Commis
sion has temporarily denied the righ;
of the Northern Virginia Power Co., t<
increase rates in Winchester and Clark
county, Va. The petition to raise th< :
rates was suspended for 60 days fron
December 1.
The Young People's Society of the f
Presbyterian Church at Shenandoah 1
Junction will have their annual sale of f
fancy work in the Odd Fellows' hall on 1
Friday, December 6th, beginning at 1C
o'clock. Will also serve dinner, supper i
and icecream. 1
William McDaniel, a Charles Towr
negro, was arrested in Martinsbcrp
lotiirHau pvpninp bv an agent oi
the Department of Justice on the chargt
of bringing a quantity of liquor intc 1
this State from Greencastle, Pa. He 1
had a full cargo. <
The Potomac Light and Power Comt !
panv is now receiving electric currenj ,
from its big plant at Dam No. 5, which
has been remodeled and enlarged at a '
cost of about $500,000. It celebrated !
by cutting off electricity for Shepherds- .
town all day Tuesday.
The ladies of the Methodist Church at
Mt. Wesley served an excellent dinnet
last Thursday in the basement of the '
town church. They made $133 for the
building fund of the new church at
Scrabble, and in addition received mort
than 5200 in subscriptions.
On the first page of the Register this
week may be found a very interesting
letter from Sergeant Wm. B. Snyder
written the day the armistice was signed
and telling how the joyful news was
ceived by the French people. We are
sure that our readers will enjoy it.
Restrictions on the purchase of sugai
for consumption in homes and public
eating places were removed Tuesday by
the Food Administration. Increase
?..c supply of Louisiana cane and
western beet sugar and expectation that
tiie new Cuban crop will begin to arrive
soon permit abandonment of the sugar
ration system, theadministrationstated
The automobile mail and parcels post
truck service from Baltimore to Berry
vilie by way of Frederiok, Harper's Ferry
and Charles Town has been dis
continued. It was started as an experiment,
and it was thought that i:
would carry country produce in consid
erable quantities direct from the farmet
to the city consumer. Little use was
made of the service, however.
A. R. Selby has moved with his family
from Shepherdstown to Germantown
Md., where he will assist in the running
of a big flour mill which he and several
other men recently purchased. Mr
Selbv has lived in this place for the past
several years, and he and his family
have made many warm friends here who
are sorry to see them leave our community.
We hope that they may pros
per in their new home.
An interesting Thanksgiving service
was held last Thursday in the Presbyterian
Church in Shepherdstown, and
was largely attended by the people o!
the community. The service was in
charge of the ministers of the town, and
an able and timely sermon was preached
bv Rev. S. L. Flickinger, of the Reformed
Church. Excellent music was furnished
by a special choir under the direction
of Prof. J. D. iMuldoon. The
usual collection for the use of the poot
committee, amounting to $22.00, was
taken up, . ...
Miss Mary Ellen Cookus, of Hedgesville,
W. Va., spent Thanksgiving da\
with friends in Shepherdstown. Although
she is in her 80th year, she i
still in excellent health and full of life
and in possession of all her faculties
She is the last surviving child of Mich
ael Cookus, a resident of Shepherdstown
many years ago, who had lour
wives and raised children by three o
them. Miss Cookus left Shepherd,
town when she was but a girl, but i.
still has a warm love in her heart foi
out ancient village, though few of her
friends are here now. She enjoyed her
Thanksgiving here very much.
Mr. Lamont Pyles, who is a membe.
of the Students' Army Training Corp.
at Koanoke College, Salem, Va., spen
the week-end with Jack Snyder in Snep
herdstown. He likes Roanoke College
and his work there flrstrate. He has
been secretary to the military officer in
charge of the training corps, but this
unit will probably be disbanded, now
that peace has been declared. Lamont
looked well in his uniform and his
friends here were glad, to greet him.
Rev. Edmund J. Lee, who for somt
years has been a missionary of uk
Episcopal Church in Anking, China,
has returned to this country and is no\
at Battle Creek, Michigan, recuperating
for a serious illness. He writes usahat
he hopes to visit Shepherdstown and see
his friends here in the near future. His
family is on the way home also ant
should arrive about Christmas.
Miss Rachel Snyder left this morning
for Rochester, IN. X., to be with her sis
ter, Mrs. Lawrence M. Lynch, who is ill
with the influenza. Mrs. Lynch, ^ho
is a daughter of tne editor dtnne Keg->
tster, has Deen very sicktorseveraldays,
out a long distance message yesterday
said that tnere was a turn lor tne better,
uyle Ida Baldwin Lynch is also sick
with the influenza.
Mr. Phineas Rush and his family
who have ben living in Wilmington
Delaware, have returned to bnopherdstown.
Tney have taken Vnss Luh
Wysong's house on Prospect Avenut
tor the winter. Miss Wysong has gone
;o Parkcrsburg, W. Va., to spend soiik
time with her niece, Mrs. Mark Wetzel.
Mr. and Mrs. N. S. J. Strider enter
tained three of their daughters ove.
Thanksgiving?Mrs. Thos. E. Cornish
)f Philadelphia, Mrs. W. B. Applebj
tnd Mrs. Harry Warthen, of Washing
ton. Mrs. Cornish was accompanied
)y her husband and son.
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Runkles anc
Mrs. George Tulies, of Hagerstown.
ind Mr. John Myers and daughter, of
Arlington, Va., spent part of the past
*eek at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.
tt. Shell.
Miss Fannie Marshall, who is in tht
jovernment service in Washington
tpent Thanksgiving at her homejieai
^earneysville. Mr. James, of "Vashngton,
was also a guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. George R. Bready has closed hei
lome in Harper's Ferry, "The Terrace,'
or the winter, and she and her daugher,
Miss Dorothy, vrill spend 'he nexi
ew months in Chicago.
Miss Nannie Williams, of this place
vent to the City Hospital in Martins>urg
last week, where she had her
onsils removed.
Mr. L. P. Dandridge and Ijis famil}
lave moved from "The Bower," near
.eetown to Charles Town for the winter.
' Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Chase havt
10th been sick with the influenza tfu
tast week at their home in this place.
Mrs. T. W. Latimer has gone to
Charles Town where she expects t(
pend most of the winter.
Miss Catherine Boswell was in Washington
the past week visiting her sister
diss Elizabeth Boswell. 1
Miss Dorothy Ware was home fron
X'ashington last week to spend Thanks
jiving with her parents.
Mr. William R. Miller has bene conined
to his bed this.week with a ver>
;cvere cold.
Miss Maud McDonald is visitina
elatives and friends in Baltimore.
Wedding Bells.
Mr. Harry West Rollings, Jr., of Lost
Jity, W. Va., and Miss Kathervn Crowl
laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael P
Urowl, of Baltimore, formerly of Shep
terdstown, were married last Thursda
n Hagerstown. The bride is'a popular
shepherdstown girl who removed t<
Baltimore a year or two ago, and th'"room
was formerly a student at Shep
terd Col'ege, graduating in the cTass o
1914. They will reside in Lost City
vhere Mr. Rollings teaches. We joir
vith their friends in this section i
visiting for them great happiness.
Mr. Leo W. Ronemus, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. Frank Ronemus, of Charles
Town, and Miss Mabel M. Clarke, of
Washington, were married Tuesday o'
last week in that city by Rev. C G.
Chappell. The groom is a code deciph
erer in the State Department in Wash
ngton, and yesterday sailed from New
fork with President Wilson and the
distinguished party which will attend
the great peace conference in France
He will work as a code decipherer during
the conference.
A marriage of much interest to the
people of the Leetown vicinity was solemnized
Tuesday evening of last week
at the parsonage of Jefferson Circuit
Summit Point. The principals were
Mr. George H. Ramsburg, former coun
ty superintendent of schools, and Mrs
c w/Miorrt hnth nf near Leetown
nuna niuuiu, ww... - - ?
They were united in marriage by Rev
Wm. A. Compton. Mr. and Mrs
Ramsburg will make their home near
Lieuteaant Nelson O'Neal, of Washington,
and Miss Evelyn Payne, of Martinsburg,
were married in Chambersburg,
Pa., last week. Both were form
erly connected with the Old National
Bank of Martinsburg.
Mr. Marshall L. Engle and Miss Hat
tie May Everhart, both of this county
were married last Saturday.
Negro Bandits Rob Soldier.
An Ohio boy, who had spent nine
months in a Southern training camp
saved up about $65 and then secured a
furlough to visit nis nome, was KnocKed
down and robbed Wednesday night
at Shenandoah Junction, says the Mar
tinsburg Journal. He had some north
on the Norfolk and Western and was
going to take the Baltimore and Ohic
for the west. Between trains he walked
up and down the track, where two
negroes robbed him of his overcoat
coat, money, transportation and baggage
check. He managed to reach
Martinsburg and was looked after by
some good-hearted Samaritans. He
had hoped to eat Thanksgi\ing dinner
at home.
Nellie's Dead, Aged 34 Years.
Nellie, the faithful old driving horse
of J. Fred Keplinger, has gone to horseheaven.
Having attained the ripe old
age of 34 years, Nellie objected to
making a change and moving to towr
with her master, and being well prepared
for translation to the equine hereafter,
it was thought best to end hei
earthly troubles. She was therefore
mercifully dispatched, and though she
will be missed, she will not soon be forgotten,
for she was a horse of many
I virtues. _
In Realms of Rett.
Mrs. Susan Faulkner, wife of former
Judge E. Boyd Faulkner, died at her
home in Martinsburg last Thursday
morning. While she bad been in failing
health for some time, her death
came suddenly after all, and was a shock
to the family and to the community
Mrs. Faulkner was of a distinguished
southern family, her father having been
Captain John P. Campbell, a wealth)
Kentucky planter. She was married
to Judge Faulkner in Hopkinsville
Kentucky, in 1868, and went with her
husband to Martinsburg in 1872, where
they have since resided. Mrs. Faulkner
was one of the most highly regarded
women of Martinsburg. Although o
an unassuming manner, she possessec1
sterling qualities of character, and war
interested in all good works. Devoted
to her family and sincere in her friend*
ships, she will be geatly missed by
those who knew and loved her. She
is survived by her husband and one
daughter, Miss Mary Buckner Faulkner,
who have the sympathy of their man\
friends in their bereavement The
funeral was held at her late home or
Saturday and the body was laid to rest
in Norborne Cemetery.
Mrs. Annie Frances Moler, widow ol ]
Kaieign W. Moler, of FJaxerton, diea
very suddenly last rriday. bne had j
Deen apparently in pertect healtn, ana
nad gone to tne home of Jack Moler.
south of Shepherdstown, to assist irt
tne butchering. While she was at work
with members of the tamily she was 1
suddenly stricken with apoplexy, and be
came unconscious. She was taken ill 1
at about 10 o'clock, and at 4 o'clock she
died, without having regained con- ]
sciousness. Her death was a greai
blow to her family and friends, for ii ]
came without any premonitory symp j
toms. Mrs. Moler was a good woman
full of life and energy, and was helpful
and kind-hearted, always ready to render
service to others in the most unsel (
hsh wav. She was a daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. James Flanagan, ant
her age was 48 years, 10 months at I
22 days. She is survived by six sons
and a daughter: Russell, Japes, John
Raleigh, Ira, Herbert and Lelia Moler ,
The funeral service was held in Zion ,
Church Saturday, conducted by Rev
J. C. Siler, and interment was made in '
Elmwood Cemetery. v
Theodore F. Imbach, a well-known
and popular resident of Martinsburg 1
died at his home in that place last s
Thursday, after an illness of several '
weeks, aged 38 years. His death was
due to a complication of diseases. Mr
Imbach was a member-elect of the West
Virginia Legislature, having been elected
on the Republican ticket in Novem
ber. He was well-known throughout (
West Virginia, having been interested ^
in horticulture and agriculture ?nd at *
one time connected with an experimen J
station at Morgantown. He is survived
by his wife and three children. L
Rev. Beniamin A. Copenhaver, pastoi
of the Lutheran Church at Mt. Jack P
son, Va., died last week in the Memoria a
Hospital in Winchester, where he had t<
been under treatment. His death i fi
the cause of much regret in the Va ii
of Virginia, where he was so well knowr c
and so greatly esteemed, and he will be r
sadly missed by his friends of the Virginia
Synod. He was a minister of the .
best type, and his ability and piety had
gained for him the regard and respect
of all who knew him. He was unmar F
ried. ti
Mrs. Blanche V. Lloyd, wife of Frank
M. Lloyd, died from the influenza last 11
Sunday in the City Hospital in Martins w
burg. She is survived by her husbana s'
and four children. Mrs. Lloyd, who tl
was 30 years of age, was a daughter o. q
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Emerson, of Mar n
lowe, Berkeley county.
Mrs. Margaret E. Barrett died at her
home at Halltown last Sunday morn- F
ing, after an illness of only afewhours.
One daughter survives her, also her 0
aged father, Thomas Ott, and a broth 0
er, Frank K. Ott, of Washington.
Edgar C. Whittington, aged 24 years, fi
died last Friday night near Rippon. Hi r,
had been ill with influenza and was con- v
velescent when a relapse came an< s
caused his death. He is survived b\ n
his wife and one child.
William Webb, formerly of Harper's t<
Ferry, died from quinsy at his home in j<
Charles Town last Thursday, after an
illness of three days, aged 55 years s
His wife survives him. q
Two prominent residents of Winches- S
ter died the past week?Frank Baker f
for years a leading druggist, and Mrs
Philip W. Boyd, Sr., of a well-known
family. P
Louis F. Wolfes, a former resident of a
Martinsburg, died in Washington lasi 0
week, aged 66 years. He is survived
by his wife, a son and two daughters.
Mrs. Hazel Getz, wife of Samuel b
Getz, formerly of Martinsburg, died las! s
week at her home in Harrisburg, Pa.
Levi Welshans, a well-knovn resi- p
dent of Berkeley county, died last week b
aged 75 years. e
Hangs Himself in His Store. (|
Hughie C. Poffenberger, the mer- a
ohonf at flrimec "station on the Nor- c
folk and Western railway, about five s
miles north of Shepherdstown, com- e
mitted suicide by hanging in the ware- d
house of the station on Monday after- V
noon. Ill health was the cause. He S
was 54 years old. E
Mr. Poffenberger had been to the J
house for dinner and left directly after a
for the store. When he entered, he E
locked the door after him. His daugh f
ter, Ella, in looking for her father, went C
to the store and tried the door. Finding
it locked she returned to the house L
and securing a key unlocked the door, s
Not finding him in the store, she enter- S
ed the wareroom, in the rear, where she 1
found her father dangling by a rope.
She ran for assistance and Drs. Gardner,
of Sharpsburg, and Dr. Reichard
of Fairplay, were called to the scene. He
was pronounced as dead when the physicians
He is survived by his wife and one
daughter. The following brothers and
sisters also survive: Harvey, Sharpsburg;
Alvin, Atlantic City, N. J.; Woodward
and Jacob, Fairplay; Pearl and .
Sophia, Keedysville, and Mrs. Emmen
Shifler, Mapleville.
Mr. Poffenberger was a man well
thought of and the unfortunate occurrence
has cast a gloom over the community
in which he lived.
Killed By The Cars.
Henry Osbourn, a well-known resident
of the Duffields neighborhood, was 1
killed by a train on the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad early last Saturday morning.
Mr. Osbourn was walking alont I
the railroad track on his way to work <
about 6 o'clock. At Kephart's crossing
a fast passenger train struck him and ,
killed him instantly. His Body was j
thrown to cSHp alnno thp han.V
where it was found shortly afterward
by some workmen passing that way
The train did not stop, and it may be
that the engineer was not aware that he
had struck a man. 'Just how Mr. Os- i
bourn failed to note his peril may never
be known. The funeral service was
held in Elk Branch Church on Monday
Rev. J. C. Siler officiating, and the body
was interred in Elmwood Cemetery
Shepherdstown. Mr. Osbourn is sur
vived by his wife and one son, Harry
We have a lot of sample shoes at attractive
prices?at SchliVa.
Local Auxiliary Observes Its Fiftieth
Anniversary on Sunday Night
The 50th annual meeting of the
Shepherdstown Branch of the American
Bible Society was held Sunday night,
December 1, in the Lutheran church,
of which Rev. I. D. Worman is pastor.
The meeting was opened with singing,
"Come, Thou Almighty King," and
was followed by the reading of the 19th I
Psalm by Rev. S. L. Flickinger, and
prayer was offered by Rev. J. W. Ware.
The choir then rendered an anthem,
"All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name."
The reports of C. F. Lyne, treasurer,
and F. L. Weltzheimer, depository, were
read and on motion adopted as follows:
Report of the Treasurer.
By amount on hand October
1917 $106.02
By cash, Kearneysville Presbyterian
church 5.75
By cash Shepherdstown Presbyterian
church 11.00
By cash Shepherdstown M. E.
Church, South 15.8C
By cash Bethesda M. E. Church
South 19.76
By cash Marvin Chapel M. E.
Church South 3.60
By cash Uvilla M. E. Church
South 19.45
By cash Shepherdstown M. E.
Church 5.00
By cash Shepherdstown Lutheran
Church 5.75
By cash Shepherdstown Reformed
Church 5.00
3y sale of Bibles 24.3C
By offering at service 14.4C
^heck to Wm. Foulke, Treasurer
American Bible Society.$100.00
}alanrv> in trpacnrv. Dec. 1918.5135.83
Depository -Report.
The report shows that there were
125 volumes on hand, worth $91.80.
during the year 51 volumes wore sold
or $24.32, leaving 374 volumes on hand
alued at $07.48.
Kev. S. L. Flickinger, of the Comnittee
to nominate officers, reported
ind the following officers were elected
or the ensuing year:
President?Mr. Geo. M. Beltzhoover.
Secretary?W. P. Licklider.
Treasurer?Franklin Lyne.
Depository?F. L. Wetzheimer.
Executive Committee?Presbyterian
Church, Walter M. Duke; M. E. Church
iouth, E. T. Licklider; Lutheran Church
1. L. Snyder; Episcopal Church, A.-S.
)andridge; Reformed Church, H. L.
,yne; M. E. Church, C. N. Whiting.
After singing, "Sun of My Soul," the
resident, Hon. Geo. M. Beltzhoover,
t the request of the executive commit-,
;e, gave a historical address of the
fty years' work of the society, and he
a turn was followed by Rev. Charles
Ihiselin, who made some appropriate
emarks concerning tne society ana us
rork. A solo, "Resignation," was sung
y Mrs. Sallie Horn.
The service closed with singing "How
irm a Foundation," and the benedicon
by Rev. William Rodgers.
At a meeting of the executive commit;e
after the service, a donation of $125
as made to the parent society, this
emi-centennial year, and upon motion
le address of the president was reuested
to be published in the town
Semi- Centennial AddresB.
riends and Fellow-Workers:
We meet this evening in observance
f the semi-centennial anniversary of
ur Auxiliary Bible Society. The 50th
nnual meeting had been postponed
rom October 8th, the regular date, by
eason of the epidemic of influenza preailing
here at that time; and I now
peak by request of the executive comlittee,
and take it for granted, I would,
n such occasion as this be expected
j give some sketch of our auxiliary and
:s work.
From the annual report of the parent
ociety, it appears that the Jefferson
lounty Auxiliary to the American Bible
ociety was first recognized by it in
ebruary, 1868.
I gathered the following data from
he early files of the Shepherdstown
Register: On October 23, 1869, there
ppears about a two-inch advertisement
f "Bibles," stating, "A fine and varied
ssortment of Bibles and Testaments,
t New York prices, at W. B. Lauck's
ook store, the repository of the Jeffer
on County Bible Society."
In the issue of February 4, 1871, apears
a notice of the annual meeting to
e held in the Lutheran church, on the
vening of February 12, 1871; when
aid meeting was held, with a large at*
tndance, as appears by a half-column
ccount in said paper. Mr. J. L. Irwin,
tate agent, delivered the address. The
ociety was then "re-organized" by
lection of officers as follows: Presient,
Judge Thomas VanSwearington
'ice President, Rev. Dr. D. H. Bittle;
ecretary, John Keplinger; Treasurer
1. F. Harrison; Executive Committee
. S. Fleming, M. E. Church; J. L. Rickrd.
Lutheran Church; T. W. Latimer.
Episcopal Church; J. D. Fayman, Reormed
Church; Lloyd Licklider, M. E. I
Church South- j. H. Quiglev. Presbyt'n |
The depositary's report by W. B.
.auck shows: February, 1871, Whole
tock of Bibles on hand for year.
131.13; sales during year, $66.50; colection
taken up amounted to $21.28.
The next annual meeting was held in<
he Lutheran church on February 16.
872. Rev. Mr. White, state agent, deivered
the address and the following
fficers were elected: President, Rev.
acob Hawkins; Vice President, Rev. J.
T. Rossifir, and the same secretary and
reasurer, and the sanle executive comnittee,
except S. B. Harrison substitut:d
for the Presbyterian Church, and E.
f. Lee, Jr., for the Episcopal church.
On April 6, 1873, the next annual
neeting was held in the Reformed
:hurch, and addresses delivered by Rev
\\t. White, state agent, and Rev. Dr.
\ndrews, and Rev. A. A. P. Neel. Reports
were received and adopted, and
he former officers re-elected. The organization
so continued until 1875.
The officers of the auxiliary have
seen as follows:
President?Judge VanSwearingen
1871; Rev. J. Hawkins, 1871-75; and
the present incumbent from 1875 to
The office of Vice President has been
vacant since the death of Mr. E. J. Lee
in 1896.
Secretaries?John Keplinger from
1871 to 1882; T. W. Latimer from 1882
to 1886; B. S. Pendleton, from 1886 to
1901; W. P. Licklider, from 1901 to
The Depositaries?W. B. Lauck, Jas
E. Barnhart, Lloyd Licklider, Ellen V
Welshans and F. L. Weltzheimer, the
present incumbent.
The district state agents were: Mr. J
L. Irwin, Revs. Mr. Vhite, Valter S
Long, and Thos. Cotton.
In the earlier years the meetings were
held?instead of on a fixed date?at
such time as suited the convenience and
itinerary of the traveling state agent i
come to Shepherdstown, and then upc
his arrival it became his arduous dui
to arrange for and work up the meetin;
And it was the cus.om then to make tf
annual meeting the occasion for a spe<
ial effort to raise money for the Bib!
cause; and the method then in vogt
for getting not the "offering"?but co
lection, was an important item and fet
ture in arranging the program thenbut
what we would in this day call
"drive." To use a modern illustration
there may be seen by any observar
person on our streets in this day, som
machines that seem to go well after the
get started, but require considerabl
cranking for that.
Whatever may be thought of the wis
dom and policy of the parent society, i:
years ago?occasioned no doubt b
change in conditions and demands o
the work?dispensing with the service
of such state agents, I feel it due in al
fairness, and to give credit where it be
longs, to confess that our auxiliary eve
having attained its 50th anniversary
and with the record in which we tak
pride tonight, is largely due to th
strenuous cranking and faithful worl
of those early state agents which was i
necessity then to get it started.
On a brief glance at the names o
those who participated in the organiza
tion and service of our auxiliary in it:
early years, we recall Kev. Dr. D. H
Bittle, a man of a type and family wh(
did things worth white; Rev. Dr. C. W
Andrews?the Sunday School hymi
says, Be a Hero! He was easily tha
in his day in this community, as an abl<
and fearless champion of every goo<
cause, not only in cnurcn, Dut temper
ance and education; and from the num
ber of others, (some of whom are rep
resented here this evening,) I men
tion, by reason of long service, Johr
Keplinger, T. W. Latimer, Lloyd Lick
lider and E. I. Lee, all of whom hav<
gone to answer the roll call up yonder
and their works do follow them.
But I would feel remiss if I omittec
in this sketch proper tribute to th<
memory of the venerable and saintlj
Rev. Walter Scott Long, and his annua
visits for many years as state agent, anc
his personal and persistent house-to
house canvass to raise money in the
spirit of this one thing I do and in spite
of many a rebluff and cold shoulder, noi
unfelt, but unheeded by him. He wa:
very anxious in his late years, and before
he laid down the work, to have i
Bible canvass of the county made, and
at the meeting in 1884, at his instance
it was undertaken and completed the
next year, and on his return in 1886,
feelingly expressed the great pleasure
it gave him to know it had been done
And being his last meeting, by reason
of age, touchingly bade farewell to the
auxiliary, but with the one earnestly
expressed hope that he might be spared
a visit to Jerusalem, a life long desire,
and that he would then be ready to depart
in peace. He was permitted to
visit the Holy Land, and return safely
and spending the remnant of his days
with a son in New York, long since took
his last journey to the New Jerusalem
but is still tonight "remembered by
what he has done."
In later years, to avoid trouble in arranging
a convenient date, and to enable
holding a union service, by concurrence
of all the pastors of the town
the second bunaay evening in uciooei
in each year was fixed and agreed upon
and they have been regularly so held
ever since, and had been arranged foi
and announced accordingly this year in
the auditorium of Shepherd College
where they have been held for several
years past, though in earlier years, in
rotation, in the churches of the town.
Again, recognizing as the result ol
experience, that in making the raising
of money too prominent a feature of the
meeting, tending to hinder and impair
the interest and proper impressions of
the value of the Bible itself, led to the
present system of each church and denomination
taking up its own collection
at such time in the year as best
suited it and the paying of the same di
rect to the treasurer of the auxiliary, sc
as to leave the offering at the annual
meeting a voluntary one.
Omitting further details of the earl
ier years, except to add that the annual
meetings were held and donations ol
from $30 to $60 a year regularly made
I come down to October, 1908, when wc
observed our 40th anniversary. The
address was delivered by Rev. W. E. Elliott,
of New York, who had been a rep
resentative of the parent society ir
China for several years; a special offer
ing was asked in aid of the Mrs. Russell
Sage $1,000,000 endowment fund, the
response going over the top of our S10C
apportionment with $125.00, and supplementing
it with an additional S25.0C
Our donations (apart from the book
account) to the parent society were: ir
1909, $50; 1910, $40; 1911, 1912, 1913
each, $50; 1914 and 1915 each, $70
1916, $50; 1917, $50, with an additiona
$50 to equip two companies with khaki
Our auxiliary also observed by public
meeting the centennial anniversary oi
the parent society, held" on the evening
of May 7, 1916, and raised and sent i
special centennial offering of $80 Anc
by additiona! contributions from time t<
time through the years of $30 each, sev
era! of our members have been consti
tuted life members of the parent so
A retrospect of 50 years of any or
ganization that has survived that loni
would naturally bring to one who hac
been actively associated with it througl
that period a flood of memories tha
would be interesting to relate, an<
specially the last half-century?a perio<
of most wonderful events and achieve
ments?and so they come to me on thi:
anniversary night, but with limited timi
?another speaker is to follow?I mus
hasten on and pass them by withou
even mention, much less comment.
This, however, is not meant to be i
memorial service over a defunct auxil
iary, though I regret being compellei
to say that the report of the parent so
ciety shows that many have fallen ou
of the line during this period, and bu
few left still reporting and helping
making it so much more important tha
our auxiliary should stand by the color
and not only maintain but keep pac
with the advancing years.
We can't live on the past record, an
any reference to or review of it is onl
worth while to the extent of its bein
an incentive and inspiration to greate
activity and more efficient service.
Hence, there comes to me tonight th
earnest and anxious question, what is i
store for our auxiliary in the future
Who will gather in anniversary meel
ing, who tell the story, and what it
record 50 years to come?
In the struggles and demands of th
recent great war to maintain the stand
ard and keep up the morale, an imprei
sive slogan was "Carry On." and its af
peal in the various methods presente
was stirring and productive as be:
shown by the sacrifices it lead to, th
achievements attained, and the result
accomplished under the guidance an
t0 I favor of a kind Providence in the greai
,n I world contest which has just came tc
k, I an end.
g. J And a word as to the marked change
ie I in the world outlook that occurred dur
c-1 ing the providential postponement of
le J our meeting from October 8th to this
it I date. We then were facing a despotic
1-1 military power that defied and serioush
i-1 threatened religious liberty as taught
- by the Bible. And what more startling
a downfall could happen in such a briei
i: space of time than its author in the
it I maintenance and vindication of His
e I word has wrought? and how many un
y believers in doubt and wonder still ask
e J how can these things be? The pages
I of history, both sacred and secular, are
1-1 full of records of the wreck of empires
n J and the fall of many a great Babylon
> I forgetting God, forsaken by Him
I I Haughty Germany had its boasted Kuls
I tur and vain human philosophies and
li I its doom came swift and sudden. Even
I France, gallant France of today, too
r I had her revolution when the streets of
r I beautiful Paris ran with blood. Though
e I not only kingdoms but even heaven a
e I earth shall pass away still His word
It I shall "not pass away."
II To the reverent and thoughtful this
11 assurance and the response that God
f I works in a mysterious way his wonderr
-1 to perform is sufficient and solves all
s I Tonight we meet facing a vastl>
changed perspective in the less than 6
3 I days. War has ceased and the long
. I looked and prayed for dawn of peac
11 has come, and with it world-wide open
11 doors for earnest Christian work and
; I activity.
i I And if we recognize opportunity as a
-1 call to service it surely comes now from
-1 every where to every one in tones loud
I and strong to rally for the cause.
| If you can't go, give. It takes money
i to scatter the leaves of the tree tnat
were for the healing of the nations, the
: type under which the Book containing
; the wonderful words of life is pictured
by the parent society on the face of its
1 monthly record.
If you can't give money, give service;
t keep the home fires burning and do
1 your bit toward not only maintaining-.
I but advancing the record and standard
of our auxiliary in the years to come.
; Anxiliary means helper, and its right
' to exist as an organization, and ours to
t claim membership in it, depends upon
a willingness to help. Do you ask how?
I answer and close in the spirit and
plain but expressive language of the
1 familiar hymn:
"To the work, to the work,
' We are servants of God,
i Let us follow in the path
Our Master has trod."
500 Members For Farm Bureau.
Farm bureau, increased production,
conservation of food is the order in
> which we must proceed if the world is
to be kept free from hunger, anarchy.
1 and the red flag.
Governor Cornwell expects West
Virginia to do her share in each of these
particulars and so great is his faith in
the Farm Bureau he has designated
the week December 2 to 9 as Farm Bureau
Week. The goal for Jefferson
county is fixed at 500 members. Shep.
is to secure 150 of these.
J Committees are at work soliciting every
I man in the district and if you should be
I missed call 55 k and have your name
I placed on the list at once.
I At a meeting in the Old College hall
I Saturday, H. L. Lyne was named as
I temporary chairman and he has ap.
I pointed men to see every man this
J week. If you want to get in line with,
11 the most progressive movement of the I
I day, if you want to secure your share
I of the things ready for you, be ready to
? I place your name on the membership
I list when it is presented.
Charles Town, Kabletown, MiddleI
way and Harpers Ferry will make the
I drive next week and it is up to ShepI
herdstown to set the pace. Let's make
I it 200. Our reputation for quick and
I generous response is established, let us
I not falter in this. Governor Cornwell
I calls, what is Jefferson's answer?
Automobile Accidents.
I Early last Thursday morning the
I automobile of Harry Downs, of MarI
tinsburg, was wrecked on the Marylano
I State Road near Braddock Heights with
' I serious results. In company with Mrs
I Emily Crawford and Miss GertrudeCox,
I also of Martinsburg, Mr. Downs was or
11 his way to Baltimore. In descending
I the Braddock mountain themachinewa
11 upset at a curve in the road, and Miss
, I Cox was badly hurt, sustaining a com
I pound fracture of one of her legs. Mr
I Downs and Mrs. Crawford were no'
I hurt, aside from bruises and scratches.
I The injured woman was taken to a hos
I pital in Frederick, where surgical at;
I tention was given her.
' I A rather serious automobile accidem
I occurred last Thursday near Vancleves
I ville. Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Myers and
11 Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Lingamfelter, all of
LI^nn their wav to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. I. D. VanMetre.
when the car skidded on the slippery
: road and overturned. Mrs. Lingam
r felter had his left arm fractured.
i Have You a Bad Back?
If You Have, the Statement of this
Shepherdstown Resident Will Interest
Does your back ache, night and day;
Hinder work; destroy your rest?
; Does it stab you through and through
* When you stoop or lift or bend?
^ Then your kidneys may be weak.
Often backache is the clue.
' Just to give you further proof,
3 The kidney action may be wrong.
* If attention is not paid
More distress will soon appear,
s Headaches, dizzy spells ana nerves,
c Uric acid and its ills
l Make the burden worse and worse.
Liniments and plasters can't.
Reach the inward cause at all;
Help the kidneys?use the pills
1 Shepherdstown folks have tried and
1 That they say you can believe.
Read this Shepherdstown account,
i See her, ask her, if you doubt,
t Mrs. C W. Show says: "The fir
, symptom of kidney trouble I noticed wa
't pain in the small of my back. I couldn't
c turn over in bed without being helped
My kidneys caused me a good deal o
1 trouble. I heard about Doan't Kidney
Pills and being so highly recommended
i I decided to try them. They regulated
y the action of the kidneys and put v
g stop to the pains. Doan's Kidney Pillt
r are a fine remedy and I gladly recommend
e Price 60c, at all dealers. Don
simply ask for a kidney remedy?get
, Doan's Kidney Pills?the same that Mrs.
r Show had. Foster Milburn Co., Mfrgs.
Buffalo, N. Y.
Itching, bleeding, protruding or
e blind piles have yielded to Doan's Oint1
ment. 60c at all stores.
a Children Cry
m c A S T O R 1 A
d 51.50 geta the Register a year.
Cash, Installment Plai
Coupon Bonds are now r<
== who have paid for them, for
EE county subscribers.
[Hn.i sin ==n:is
| Seasonabl
iy We have just received the foll<
Can't-Sag Gates.
Coal Hods and Shovels.
Keen Kutter Axes, Hatche
= Sausage Grinders.
[Uj Keen Kutter Forks and Sh
r Simmons' Oil Cook Stoves
Perfection Stove Wicks.
Boys' Wagons, strong and
The Licklider
'i f~ - ii lr . .
& Why It Pays
U/ ~
Having been to Baltimore and
U/ best lines of Dry Goods, Notions, SF
W Tinware, Aluminum, Clocks, Watcl
j -JJ nity of giving every "Register" rea<
| ing invitation to come to Duffields i
yu merchandise. The Blankets and cc
Underwear is branded High Rock, j
wejhave the Sanitation quality and
w Lady and gentlemen clerks are
Produce paying prices cannot be b?
to you by your coming. We are le
^ on Standard Gasoline and Kerosen
with us now, call 131-3 by telephc
\(i best, come and give us a chance.
Yours to serve,
* C. AMOS 1
Tho AAnHol
Jefferson County's Most Up to c ate Ar
gir High-Class Productions, Under tfce He
Bj Tonigh', Thursday, December 5B
mous prima donna in the world, in
==j "Love's Conquest," based on Sardt
E= Friday. December 6-Madge Ke
? 'The Fair Pretender."
H Saturday, December 7?Tom Mc
-sb h#?nutiful settings. "lust For Tonieh
H ing the battlefields of Europe.
s3 Monday, December 9?George A
H play, "Hit the-Trail Hoiliday " Tl
S it as "George M. Cohan as Biliy Si
S Tuesday, December 10?Doroth;
E= Marcella." When is a co-respond*
EE Wednesday, December 11? Kitt
This story starts in the South and 1
== result a good star and handsome e
=5 Thursday, December 12?Const
i te"
sum iuanMUffiffltflfl?m?m8niiBW
iit .
;sue of 1
,e by I
5 BANK |
dstown I
n or Per Centage B
?ady for delivery to those ?
Jefferson and Berkeley 3
e Goods |
owing seasonable goods:
ts and Saws.
good quality.
- W. VA.
5] |c=3||i 51|I lib
to Deal at <f
ER'S ;
? *
carefully selecting one of the ^
loes, Hardware, Queensware, ^
les, etc., I take this opportu* jj?
Jer a most cordial and press* fj\
and look over our stock of
>mforts are unexcelled. The
and when you say Groceries ff
i ready to serve you. Our ^
saten, and we can prove it J
lading the county in price ^
e. If you ar<v not dealing j|i
>ne and get our prices, or ^
W. VA. Ji
WN. W. VA. ?
nuftctnent Place. Shoving Only cE
it of exhibiting Conditions. ^
~- g
i/*e nnnr.n a u 3
IV 3 r*UUK/lITl 5
-Lina Cavalieri, the most fa- I
a vivid story of love and life, E
)u's famous drama, "Gismon-1
nnedy, with those smiles, In Jj
ore in a story of comedy and ?
it" Also War Review, show. S
A. Cohan, in his own famous cs
te New York critics described sjjj
jnday." H
y Dalton in "The Mating of ja
ent not a co-respondent ? ^
y Gordon in 'The Interloper." ?
hen veers to the North. The 5
xterior settings. :=
ince Talmadge in "The Shut- ?

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