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THE STORY OF THE SEAL. About twelve years ago, an old mate and myself, in company with eighteen other men, leased an old ship and sailei for the far North on a seal hunting expedition. Aj you probably know, the Pribilof Islands, a small group lying about two hundred miles off the coast of Alaska, are know n as the home of the seals, j VTe arrived on these islands very early in the spring, when scarcely any seals were there. ,K"* ?mI? leave these islands' iu n> ? eich fall, returning in the spring, is a mystery to scientists, unless it is that they return to their homes for mating. It is claimed that the mother seals inhabit the very same homes each spring. During the month of May the ,ei s tcE'R to appear, the males, or yulls as they are called, come first and these, like the femafes, t>r cows hue favored jiaces which they seize | each year, fighting to the death any intruder. A sea bull is a large, ugly creature urighing as much as four hundred^ pounds. He is master of his house- j hold. Several weeks after the bulls; have arrived the females, or cows.! come These arc graceful, gentle creatures, weighing as a rule not more thar. one hundred pounds. Each bull gathers about him as many j lemales as he can, sometimes as many [ Rj a hundred, and over these he exer-1 rises the strictest authority. Other bulls, a great many times, will try tc 1 Steal some of the cows, and then a treat fight takes place. Hundreds of females are torn tt> pieces every year these contending males, and the; ^ftocks echo with their roaring. A seal on Ian J is very awkward, but j l:; the water it is graceful and beau Hful. It has a tapering body, with ^Biick. woolly fur, and long shining ^fta.r, and is so oily it glides easily! ^nrough thc water, its tin-like feet servas a raddle and a rudder. The ^Lals are esptcaliv fond of small fish, ^ hich are their principal diet. It is ^Kry amusing to watch their quick, ^ rting movements in the water, diving ^ ter their mcais. The seal has a tail, but it is so very ^Kort as to be practical'y useless. The ^nbs alst) are short, the greater part their length being hidden beneath e sin. The head is small, but they Itt.lV lai&w lllUUlil una, IIKC a : provided with feelers, after the females have arrived, i comfortably situated in their again, the little seals or pupre bom. These are sleek, y little animals, weighing from tight pounds, and are as playful spent much time sitting along trc, watching the puppies play rocks. A few day6 after the icals have arrived, the mother them and goes out in the sea rch of food. The little seais t in a group, perhaps a hundred ::n together, with nothing to ;uish one from another, but the r on her return after several absence picks out her own baby 10 difficulty. Whether or not the r seal has any affection for her is yet unsolved. ? very amusing to watch a group mg seals learning to swim. The seals take their first swimming is when about six weeks of age, t sems as though it is not mator them to swim as it is with a : duck, for their heads are so very and their bodies so tight that have a very hard time keeping ? of the water. : seals are so innocent hooking larm ess it seems cruel indeed to I "unters slip up the rocks , U large clubs in hand ready to kill 3 ^^Brinuls for their furs. ^ Be young males are the ones that V M make up the tine sealskin coats I Bi you see in the stores. As M are females, and as tone male has ^^Hliction over perhaps a hundred v ''^ es, it is not necessary that so j males be retained. The seals H^^^ll^ays killed with clubs, as there i U^^^Ranger of ruining their *ur by n^^^vke time I was on the islands the ^ Commercial Company had the leased from the United States n^^^Rcre responsible for the fur in They were limited to a certain L r each year. I think perhaps at the limit was 100,000 each ^ omy trom male animals,' 1 demand is far greater than i K^^^pnd seal stealing became very' 1 The robbers did not dare ' n the is ands, but sought the ^ ^jBin 'he water and killed them, *i'li spears. The worst part of in every instance the' *J in the water were rrmthcr in the summer months the i ' not go out in the wi^cr far livery time the robbers mother seal, a baby seal on the : ' rv.d to death. It has been ; that in a few years there east a millfon mother seals' the waters, and, in conse-' B1 nillion baby <*cals starved to death. The seal is fast becoming exterminated More* strict regulations were imposed from year to year, until in 1910, a law was passed prohibiting the killing of any seals ftar a period of ftve years. But that has not stopped the killing of the seals out in the water, and the slaughter is now much greater It is strange that until very recently, not one of the seal furs ever came to this country for a market, as they were mostly all sent to London and there sold to the highest bidder, just as our corn and wheat sells on the market in the large cities. >X'ithin the last few years, however, a fur market ha sben established at St Louis, Mo., and I presume a great many furs from this region are handled annually at this place. A sealskin untanned is worth from fifteen to twenty dollars, if properly skinned. That does not compare very favorably with the price of a sealskin coat, but the fur changes through ? number of hands before it is finally made into a lady's sealskin coat. (lirlH, Confide in Mother. The moment a girl has a secret from her mother or has a friend of whom her mother does not know, she is in danger. A secret is not a good thing for a girl to have. The fewer secrets that lie in the hearts of women at any age, the better. It is almost a test of purity. She who has none of her own is best and happiest. In girlhood hide nothing from your mother; do nothing that if discovered by your father would make you blush. When you are married, never, never, never conceal anything from your husband. Never allow yourself to write a letter that he may not know all about, or receive one that you are not willing that he should read. Have no mysteries whatever. Tell those who are about you where you go and what you do. Those who have the right to j know, I mean of course. A little secretiveness has set many a scandal afloat, and much is said about women who tell too much, they arc much better tiff than the women who tell too little. A man may be ret- j ticent and lie under no suspicion; no? so a woman. The girl who frankly says to her mother, "1 have been here. 1 met sq; and so. Such and such remarks were made, and this or that was done," will be certain of receiving good advice and sympathy. If all was right no fault will be found. If the mother knows, out of her greater experienc, that something was improper, 01 unsuitable she will, if she is a good mother, kindly advise against its repetition. It is when mothers discover that their girls are hiding things from them that they rebuke or scold. Innocent faults are always pardoned by a kind parent. You may not know, girls, just what is right, just what is wrong yet. You can't be blamed for making little mistakes, but you will never do anything very wrong if from the first >t)u have no secrets from your mother. When Uncle (Jeorge Spilled the Milk. A few weeks ago Uncle George Herron visited the photographer. Though Uncle George is sixty odd years old, he has never had a photograph taken, since the masterpiece that shows him with a kilt skirt and a head of moist J urls, and that still hangs in an oval frame on the wall of the frtont parlor where his mother placed it so long ago. i The photographer is an old crony of! Uncle Georga's, and they deal with each other frankly. When Uncle George saw the proofs he was disappointed. "I vrich I'H npvcr hoH vr> ?tr? 1 Joe," he said despondently. "Why not? What's the matter with 'em, George?" asked the photograph-1 er. i "Why, confound it, I look like a monkey," said Uncle George. \ "Well," replied Joe, with some asperity, "you ought to have thought of that before ye set." A plan has been worked out with the dental department ?of the Virginia State; Board of Health for placing an itiner-1 ant dentist in the county in which j Strasburg is located. This work will be under the direction of the Shenandoah Chapter of the Red Cross, the Shenandoah County School Board and the State Board of Health, and will be supported by these varius bodies and by fees charged for treatment. The | dentist will go to the most remote' schools first and work up to the various towns. The fee for treatment will average about 50 cents per child, as the State Board of Health will pay j one-third of cr>6t and the Red Cross, Chapter of the county will pay the oth-' er third, thus making the sum a ver\ nominal one fr>r each individual. The dentist expects to start work by February 1st. 'Children Cry FOR FLETCHER S j ? A S X O R r A SI.50 gets the Register a year. Widow Shudder* at "Rolled Howe." Gazing back over 87 years of women's styles and living through four wars?the Mexican, Civil, SpanishAmerican and the World War?Mrs. Lewis H. Moberly, aged 87, widow of ex-Mayor Lew is H. Moberly, tof Frederick. Md., finds the present-day feminine nodes "a shame and a disgrace." Mrs. Moberly feels keenly on the subject of women's styles. She scorns a generous exposure of I sheer hosiery and thin frocks. And she says she thinks of the "iblled hose" with a shudder. Mrs. Moberly candidly says that the dresses of these days are too short on the bottom and too short from the top. She claims she would have been in everlasting disgrace had her mother seen her dress as do the girls of the present age. Mrs. Moberly is the mother of 15 children, 12 of whom are living. She has 45 grandchildren. 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. U'e have heard of a Ford automobile doing most all sort of queer things, but this story beats them all. Thomas Kline, the well-known Frederick huckster, was very much annbved by rats in hifc shed, and the rodents absolutely refused to be caught in a trap. Mr. Kline attached a piece of hose to the exhaust pipe on his Ford car, and then inserted the hose in one of the rat -- J ? -* ana siariea inc engine. In a fe\?j minutes one of the rats, half dazed.; emerged fiOm another hole, and was promptly killed by a club. Pretty soon another rat came staggering frcm the | second hole, and was gently murdered. This process was kept up until Mr. Kline had seventeen rats lying on a pile. Evidently the fumes from the exhaust had sickened thc rodents, and they came out to get air.?Middlctown Register. Statistics show that 250,000 to 300,000 Russian immigrants now live in Germany. During the 1921 hunting season a total of 3,000,000 rabbits were killed in Pennsylvania. New York announces the largest hotel in the world is to be built in that city, a hotel that will have 2,500 rrtbms and will have 100,000 stockholders in the corporation owning the property. The pre-war dollar now is worth 72 cents when spent for meat and 68 cents when spent for other foodstuffs. Eighteen months ago the pre-war dollar was worth 52 cents in the retail market and a year ago 62 cents. More than 1,000 American soldiers have married in Germany during the last two years and ten months, according to estimates of American officers and German civil officials. Most of thc men and their wives already have been sent to the United States. "If every husband remained home on Sunday and kissed his wife three times I am sure there would be less kissing by husbands of other men's wives," said the Rev. Robert Watson, pastor of the Sic?id Preibvf-ir'an Church of New York City, before the fourteenth annual convention of the New Jersey Lord's Day Alliance at the First Presbyterian Church, in session at Trenton, N. J. Dr. Watson said that the home was the foundation of civilization and the rearing of children was its superstructure. Sunday should be a perfect day, he said, and added that the Sunday observance movement was being put to the test in this country pr.d on the decision depended whether this would be a Christian or an antiChristian nation. The last word in luxurious air travel is a monster machine built to carry 24 passengers at a speed of 130 miles an hour. It has all the features of a Pullman car, with the exception of observation platform. It contains a smoking room, with card tables, a bathroom, comfortable lounge chairs, which are converted into beds at night; an icebox, a stove and a kitchenette. Some of the late models have lookout cabins for observers, and one macfiine is i uriusnca wim iwo ian seais ror me use of experienced air passengers. There drifted fit>m out of the Arctic the other day a man who had not heard that the Great War was over. The news of the war reached him in the Coronation Gulf country late in 1918, and, although he started at o.tce, it took him three years reach Nome He wanted to cn'ist in the Atncrcan army to fight in France. Mr. Callahan was discovered stand- j ing before a window displaying a large' sign, "Nut Sundae," and was heaid muttering reflectively: "Ash Wednesday, Shiove Tuesday. Grod Friday?sav, this is a new wan on me." O? Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S OA 3T O R 1 A "I'm tired of always being the goet!" "Thon, why don't you stop butting in?" DAY # GAYETY IN SICILY At F**t?val Tim* th* Peopl* Qtv* Th*m**lv** Up to All Form* f AdiumawiL Booth* and harrow* lined the street* selling fireworks and drinks, torrone made of Dew almonds and hooey, knives and ribbon*; and alternating i. nit- iu*r> unmuse una drink!* were tht? cmnMhic stands. There were a dozen roulette tables, silver horses whirling around over the numbered courses where you put your soldo, and bright arrows with painted feathers that slopped whirling sooner or later and left a light tip resting on the lucky nuinbor. Crowds of people were putting tltrlr uioney down, mostly little boys, it seemed, writes Stark Young In the North American Review. The rockets were tiring from every direction. with reports like bombs, unbelloTnbl.v loud. **> appease the Sicilian liking for mere uelsc. Now and then firecrackers In bunches were thrown from the reefs *rh?r,ob*s bM-o the llMte stone streets, with a aaMlIng and detonation like a bombardment. Reside the Duoino the band from Syracuse was playing airs from the operas. Meantime Oy deep.blue of the early night had fallen over the walls and [ over the country dropping down toward the sen and rising on the.other hand fownrfl the Saracen cnstlc above the town. A few pale stars were out and n slendftr moon, almost past, was shining. The whole piazza was sweet with the perfume of the Jessamine that ran along the front of the house next the church. Incredible sweetness In that soft, blue air. And everywhere were the voices, deep and bright. | SAFER THAN ANY STEEL VAULT Bank of England Lowers Its Bullion Into Wsll at Close of Business Each Day. In one sense the Bank of England Is the safest hnnk In the world. Its unique protection Is due to an arteslan well In the hank. This well s?ipplies the hank with its water Independently of the rest of the city; It Is 4<Ki feet deep and supplies 7,000 cuhlc feel of wnter an hour. The htilllon deimrtnient, which holds the Ingots ??f precious metal, Is nightly submerged In several feet of water hy the action of special machinery. Anyone attempting to rob the hnnk, then, must be an expert awlniuier and diver. In the morning the water Is pumped away and the Ingots are readily accessible again. However, the wnter still protects the other departments of the bank. Its supply Is almost unlimited, the hnnk knows, and Its protection Is prnctlcnlly absolute when It Is used. The hank has very delicate mnchlnery arranged so that even the lifting of a coin from a pile will relense a catdli which. In turn, releases u supply of wnter.?Detroit News. Ptkhy Paragraphs. Whatever Broadway may bnve been In Its day. It Is a thoroughfare of aliens now, and it has no day, comparatively .speaking, but only the night, wliwn the Dr. Kennlcotts of the Inland towns walk with their more or less restless wiinirn ioik, 11 imi try 10 ucnuve tney have Hi ruck ell In mi emotional sense, anil that they are having the tiaie of their lives.?Louis Dodge. Disraeli said that every one likes flattery, but with royalty you lay it on with a trowel; ami nations are like royalty, only more so; they will swallow anything about themselves while wondering at the credulity of other nation*.?A. Cluttoii Brock. That Is Just Hie way In this world; nn enemy can partly ruin a man, but It takes a good nntured Injudicious friend to complete the thing and make It perfect.?Samuel L. Clemens. Many tilings pass In handwriting, which print "shows up." Print Is so Impertinent?flinging open the door of u little room, where, perhapa, two lovers are communing, und saying to the public: "Have a look at them? these great people In love! You see they are Just us silly as little people." ?Kllen Terry. 8tamp Profiteering Slow. The lowest Lilliputians In the whole hierarchy of international finance ure probably the stamp peddlers. There Is hardly a person wh? was born ?n the other side who Is not dabbling la some angle of forelgu exchange, but the stamp men seem willing to operute on the most fractional margin of profit. Up and. down the market streets of the Italian sections thejr gt> every Saturday night, displaying stainns that were made in Italy. Tliev offer them to shoppers, generally following a hoy who sells writing puptr. No doubt they are to encourage early replies to letter* In which they ure Inclosed. Occasionally a transaction Involving a half-sheet or ?o of stamps may he seen, so that small amounts of money mny also he sent In this way to fl-lends on the other side.?New York Sun. Hard Blow Coming. "How about a shock absorber?" asked the man who was buying a cheap ear. "We eun put one on." "No." said the purchaser. "But I'd like to have one sent to my wife in advance she experts a limousine." Egomania. "Cabs.hi seems to have a good opinion of himself." "It's lucky he doesn't write biographic* of distinguished people." ''Why so?" "He'd use his own photogruph hi a frontispiece." DR. FAHRNEY DIAGNOSTICIAN Specialist In chnmk dlneter. I make rtndy and treatment f any kind of dimue the family Do?ter is not curing. Tell me your trouble and I'll tell you what is your disease and what can be done for it. I'll end blank and specimen case Give me your name. HAQER8TOWN, MO. Hay & Straw Wanted. Baled or loose, delivered either at the railroad or at my place of business. Alsc ^ood CORN, lor which the highest cash price win oe paia. Always nave on hanc ;he best of Anthiacite and Cumberland Kun-of-Mine and Lump. COAL at Lowest Cash Prices. Alpha Portland Cement always or hand. W. H. KNODE . Win.! ^ws, Moulding, looring, Siding. Poors, Blinds, Framing, Shingles. I.Y.BLACKFORD, Shenandoah Junction, W. Va., ?dealer in? LUMBER and BU1LD1NQ MATERIALS. Slag Paint, Hardware and Plaster Board Slate, Oalvanized and Steel ROOF! NG Stylish New Millinery MISS LOUD.MANN'S, Shepherdstown. W. Va. Everybody invited to come and J see the stvlish new hats and millinery Established IK56. D1EHL & BRO., Charles Town's Old Reliable I Marble and Granite Works Manufacturers of Monuments, Tombstones, Statues and all kinds of Marble and 'jranite work in their line. All orders promptly tilled and satisfaction guaranteed. DIEHL & BRO., Charles Town, W. Va. Eggs and Poultry We will pay best cash prke the market |U.lllllva IUI V.IC1H, IIC3II C^^lrfUIJ poultry at our office ne ir the freight station. Can take care ot eggs at my residence dter 6 o'clock. Will be at the office Saturday nights until 9 o'clock. BENJ. HART/.ELL. 1N0. H. SCHOPPERT The Fancy Grocer, ? Dealer In? Confectioneries, Cigars Tobacco etc. Country Produce Taken In Exchange Welshans' Building, Main Street, Shepherdstown. W. Va. TYPEWRITERS! All makes and oil style* |I6 up. Borne that were used and rrlru.rd l?y the U. H. Gov't. bargains State your ntdl end wo will describe and quote. The LINOWRITER, n printing office Ntcr.ssiTTI Ribbon.* any color 7'i delivered. Give name and model. Carbon paper 8*13 100 ohcets SI.05 dcliv'd. Empire Type Foundry, Mfts. Wood Type, Metal Type, Printers Supplies, Buffalo, N.Y* CORRECT ENGLISH HOW TO USE IT A MONTHLY MAGAZINE $2.50 THE YEAR Send 10 Cento for Sample Copy Correct English Publishing Co. Eraneton, Illinois. In the matter of a picturesque expression there is no one to exceed a Reintit UiKopnian A judge was questioning an Irishman at a reecnt trial. "He tt>ok you by the throat and choked you, did he?" asked the judge. "He did, sorr," said Pat. "Sure< sorr, he squeezed me throat till I thought he would make cider out of me , Adam's apple." Ill For any pain burn, scald or bruise, apply Dr. Thomas' Ecletic Oil?the household remedy. Two sizes 30c and i 60c at all drug stores. Geo. M. Beltzhoover, SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. VA. Geo. M. Beltzhoover, Jr., CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Attorneys and Counsellors. General Law Practice ard Collections Dr. Roy S. Proctor Veterinarian Martinsourg, W. Va. Calls answered promptly, day er night. Charges reaaonable. Ball phone No. 88. Wincheater Phone 19d-Y. DR. S. M. LANQFORD Graduate Veterinarian MARTINSBURG, WEST VA Call Owens' Drug Store. HARRISON SCHLEY General Insurance. OHice In Jefferson Securi'y Hank Building SheDherdstown. W. Va. Orchard For Sale For sale, a fine young aoole orchard near Staunton. Va.. three miles from the city, on good road. Tract of 23 acres, on which are 1.000 apple trees eleven years old. lust now coming Into bearing right. Included in the abovo are 210 Starke Delicious. 250 Stavmans, 50 Old Winesaps. 250 Klda Davids. 75 Yorks. 150 Black Ben Davit, and some odd trees. For further particulars, inquire of THE REGISTER OFFICE. Shepherdstown. W. Va. H. C. Marten's GREAT CHEAP Hardware Store, Shepherdstown, W. Va., ?manuiacturer ot? TINand SHEET1R0N WARE and wholesale and retail dealer in Hardware, White Lead, Stoves Pumps, Putty, Glass, Oils, Paints, Leather, Rims, Hubs, Spokes. Hardware Department. Bar Iron, Nails, Morse Shoes, Large Iron Wash Kettles, Brass, Copper and Porcelain Kettles, Skillets, waffle IronB, 7>ace, Butt, Cow and Halter Chains, Farm Bell" Screen Doora and Windows, Amcican Fence Wire, Barbed Wire, Saws, Black Hawk Corn Shellers, Law n Mowers, Files, All Sizes Bolts, Loaaed Shells, Powder and Sho<. Paint and Oil Department Raw and Boiled Linseed Oil, Harness Oil, Machine Oil. Black Strap, Turpentine, N. C. and Gas Tar, Gasoline, Varnish, Japan Oryer, Knot Killer. White Lead, Red Lead, Spanish Brown, Calcined Plaster, Portland PsmoH* I All IM - - " wiiiviii, uaiu wii, nuienng tlilf. Coal Oil, Neat Poot Oil, FUh OIL Bath Brick Soap, Sulphur, Copperas, Borax. latent Plasteridg prepared for immediate use. International Stock Food and Oleason'f Horse and Cattle Powders. Frank Miller's Harness Dressing, Whale Oil Soap. Black Lamb's Foot Harness Oil. Hie Perfection Blue Flame Wickless Oil Stove?safest. Hie Four Leaf Clover Cream Separator, where the milk is not mixed or diluted with water, leaving it pure aad sweet for family use. Wall Paper furnished on short notice at reduced prices. Reduced Prices on Haying Tools aad Barn Doorr Hangers and Track. Force Pumps. Deep well Pumps. Galvanized Bucket Pump and Water Purifier, I X L Chain Pumps. \ Large Stock of Cooking and Heattag STOVES to burn coal or wood. Also Repairs furnished for all patterns of stoves. i iic rvc/siunc ana a l cider Mills, Copper Kettles, Apple Fsrers, &c. Bicycles for sale and repairs furnished. Tin and Qalvanized Roofing and Spouting put on by experienced workmen in the best manner. White Enameled Iron Bedsteads, AD Steel Spring Mattresses, Wire COtt, Hammock Chair* and Swings. H.~ C. Marten, Shepherdstown, W. Va. Prices to conform to the times?Very Low M. C. and E. D Suman KEEDYSVILLE, MD C. A P. Phone 21-F f Undertakers and Embalmers. Furniture of all Kinds. Night Calls Promptly Answered. Automobile or Horse Drawn Hearse as Preferred. At the Old Stand Lowest Prices. " WANTED:?Men or wowi to take orders among friends anJ -sichbors for the genuine guarantee! hosiery, full line for men, women a-. I children. Eliminate darning. We pny 75c an hour spare time, or $36 00 a week for full time. Experience unneccrsary. Write Internatiouc'. Stocking Mills. Norristown, Pa.