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? Grain and Produce News. I
O Wheat has moved up steadily all week, and still looks firm. Some go ?
Q so far as to say that we have shipped too much already to Euiope and Q
Q will have to ship here from Argentine. This looks like an exaggeration Q
Q of the situation. Country is full of flour, the miller9 charge high for ?
Q millfeed, which is in active demand. At the moment we can get no bran, O
2 but have it bought. Schumacher feed is cheaper and. we are now un- ?
Y loading a car. ?
? Corn slightly higher. We are paying 50 cents all around and the ?
Q gain in shelling amounts to 2 to 3 cents over ear weight. ?
X ^,e now have Ful1 PeP drV mash, chick feed and scratch grains for ?
q chickens. Feed for eggs before the price declines. ?
? Better weather is coming and cement is starting to sell. We have Se- r*
curitv at lowest nric. fh, o.,...! ...... n? . . *-?
yvaia. use ii ociore tne busy season ft
V comes on. Also wall plaster and finishing lime. ?
? Grain is liable to sharp fluctuations. Call us for markets. We try to ft
0 keep posted. ?
Q Spring phosphate is cheaper. Clover seed very firm, sapling scarce, q
X Yours for business, ?
(Incorporated) ft
3 Ferris 230-264 Egg Strain ?'
3 Most profitable egg breed by test ?
\ Babv Chiv onn <*?
3 vers, new and second hand^gllSBP' &
5 Custom hatching begins April 5th, 6c per chick. No baby O
2 chix after April 18th. Book your orders early or you lose. 0
I Shomont Poultry and Hatchery 8
X Shenandoah Junction, West Virginta ?
WANTED?Salesman and District ;J*[e R,'?rantcc $36.00 per week full
.. . . . . . itime or 75c an hour spare time selling
Manager willing to work hard and guaranteed Hosiery. Agents making
show he is worth $150.00 per week , $75.00 to $125.00 a week. Good hosiery
We want to establish lowest priced : is an absolute necessity, you can sell
guaranteed cord tires in this locali- 'f ?-' *si 1 y Our fall line ready at pre (
PANY, Plymouth, Indiana. Ian. 19. 1922? lOw ?
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Grove Brothers
Hagerstown, - Md.
"Manhattan" Shirts
"Society" Clothes
"Banister" Shoes
"Knox" Hats
"Interwoven" Hose
"Van Heusen" Collars
The undersigned has opened a cash-'
and-carry store in the Zittle building
in Shcphcrdstown and solicits
a portion of your business.
Lily White flour, 12-tb. sack 43c.
Lily White flour, 24-lb. sack, 85c.
Cornmeal, 10 lb. sack20c.
Brovn sugar, 6c lb.
White sugar, 6j4c lb.
Arbuckle's breakfast coffee, 33c lb.
Gr*>d loose ground coffee, 19c lb.
Dried peaches, 20c lb.
Prunes 18c lb.
Saur Kraut 18c can.
oweet potatoes I8c can.
Royal syrup 50c gallon.
Coal oil 15c gallon.
Canned tomatoes, 15c a can.
Canned corn, 14c can.
Canned salmon 12c can.
All 10-cent cuts of plug tobacco, 9c per
j cut.
Cigarettes, 9 aad 18c package.
Good country lard 15c lb.
Hominy, 3c lb.
Rice, 8c lb.
Crackers, 15c lb.
Cheese, 35c lb.
Oatmeal, 13c !b.
Lemon and Vanilla extract, 15c, including
Good cakes, 35c pound.
Star soap, 8c cake, 2 for 15c, 3 for 20c.
Octagon soap, 8c cake, 15e ibr two,
20c for 3.
Grandpa's soap, 5c cake.
Octagon soap powder, 8c box or 2 Ibr
Soiln hpans 7o nnim/l
Lima beans, 10c pound
Babbit and R?d Seal lye, 2 for 25c.
Blueing 5c, or 2 for 9c.
Gaud brooms, 55c.
Dried peaches, 18 and 20c.
I am paying 37 cents for eggs and 33
cents for good country butter.
Come in and get acquainted.
Drug Store
Prescriptions carefully compounded '
with accuracy and ! use the purest 1
drugs obtainable.
Robert Gibsoi} j
Shepberdstown, w. Va
To Automobile Owners.
We have just received a barrel of,
alcohol. Better fill up and save yourself
a radiator repair bill. t
Shenandoah Junction, W. Va.
Jan. 1, 1922?tf
When in need of an auctioneer it j
will pay you to get in touch with B. i
Russell Boyd, a real graduate of ring \
and blbck auctioneering, Charles j <
Town, W. Va., Route 1. The only, | j
graduate auctioneer in Jefferson coun-, t
ty, selling anything anywhere at any ' |
time. | i
The undersigned offers the follow- 1
ing prices on shoe repairing, guaranteeing
No. 1 leather and mechanical [
Men's half soles and rubber heels, $1.20
Men's half soles sn ,
Men's rubber heels, 40
Ladies' half soles and rubber heels, .95 r
Ladies half soles, 60 v
Ladies' rubber heels 35 ,
Children's in pmportion. ^
D. C. Shipley's experience of four- b
teen years in leather guarantees the c
public perfect satisfaction. n
Very truly yours, li
A Ford touring car, which has been s
carefully handled and is in first-class b
running condition. This car will be h
sold at a very reasonable price. o
^ REV. J- H. HALEY, j V
Charles Town, W. Va.,
February 6, 1922.
Dear Mr. Snyder?I have been out >
of the county for several months on '
highway engineering, but have recently
returned to take up farming and my
permanent home in Jefferson county, j
On most sides I hear dissatisfuctto t ex- j
pressed over the recent choice of State
roads by the State Road Commission
and various conjectures as to the route
yet to be chosen. I have been studying
the situation and have reached the
conclusion that they do not in nil cases
meet the traffic needs in the most practical
manner. If you will be so good
as to publish my letter I shall try to
o n Q li'7P thf traffic -? no A e ? " 1 A 1 * I
> -- "?'?V "'lU3 a,,U V-^NUUIUUS
in Jefferson county, in the hope that
the State Road Commission may
change or modify its selection to meet
our traffic needs and that Jefferson
county may be saved large amounts in
building and maintaining roads for
traffic that should rightly be served by
the State roads. It has been said that
"the one permanent thing about a road 1
is its location," so let's get that right.
As it will be several years, as the money
is now becoming available, before
it can be built, there is no great hurry j
in making a choice of a route.
Our State Road Commission, as I
know it, is composed of fair-minded,
able men, who are earnestly trying to
give West Virginia the best system of
highways that they can, limited by the
provisions of the law and by the lack
of available funds. When you realize
how very few good roads there are!
in West Virginia, and how rough and
mountainous most of the State is; it is '
easy to see what a tremendous task \
they have bcltore them. This is made
more expensive and difficult by the fact
that in most of the State there is no
stone suitable for permanent road
hnildinp It i? ?afp ?? ctato ihoi
same class of road can be constructed .
in Jefferson county for about one-half
the average for the rest of the State.
It is practically impossible for them
to know intimately the traffic requirements
in all localities. 1 feel sure that
if these problems and conditions
were presented to the State Road
Commission that they would welcome
it and would consider them in mak- j
inR their decision.
The law provides for a "State system
of roads connecting at least the various
county seats of the State and with
the leading highways of other States."
As Jefferson county only borders one
other county (Berkeley) in West Virginia,
the latter provision of the law
becomes the more important, which
might not be the case in some Of the
interior counties. From our geographical
position our roads have to carry
a heavy, rapidly increasing interstate
traffic. This traffic may be considered
a benefit or otherwise. It
keeps us in touch and well advertised
with the rest of the country,
brings us service Of certain kinds, directly
benefits certain kinds of business;
but imposes a burden upon us
to provide roads for its use. Under
this law Jefferson county is entitled to
a State road from Charles Town to
Martinsburg, also connections to the
Virginia roads south of Rippon, the
Maryland State roads at Shepherdstown
and with both States at Harper's
Ferry. There is no question about the
choice of the road from Harper's Fer
ry to Charles Town and south to the
Virginia line. It is the Martinsburg
and Shepherdstown routes that are
open to discussion.
A direct road from Charles Town
to Martinsburg, a direct road from
Charles Town to Shepherdstown, and a
direct road from Shepherdstown to
Martinsburg would give us the best
State road system under the law, but
the State Road Commission has shown
a disposition not to give us this much
mileage, and perhaps justly so, when
the rest of the State is considered. A
road from Charles Ttown to Martinsburg
via Leetown would go through t
prosperous farming region but wou'd
only serve local traffic, and traffic between
the two county seats which is
not large and probably never will be.
Neither will a road from Charles Town
to Martinsburg via Shepherdstown be
fair to that portion of the county south 1
of Shepherdstown district. The extra
mileage would be so great that it would |
seldom be used in going from Charles
Town to Martinsburg.
As to local traffic, all roads would go
through prosperous agricultural com- '
munities and villages, and there aro
many ready to defend the advantages
of their routes and communities over
all others. In a measure they are
right. Each has its advantages and
the State road would be of great benefit
fr, t -i?< ? -
... ......I., i si lit 11 not try to weigh
the advantages of one community
with another, but only consider the
routes as they serve the inter-county
ind intcr-state traffic. ! i
From Charles Town to Martinsburg
md westward to the rest of the State i
iny route is good that doesn't add
*io many miles, grades or railroad
trossings over the direct line. There i
s a certain amount of inter-county
raffic hut not much inter-state traffic i
for this road. Intef-statc traffic a1 |
Serryville going to the western part t
>f West Virginia would take the North- I
vestern Grade via Winchester; also
his traffic at Hagerstown would take
he Maryland State roads westward. |
There is a large local and intcr-state ;?
raffic between Charles Town and, l
Jhepherdstown. Both are on a branch
>f the National l.ee Memorial High
ray between New York and New
Orleans. This is perhaps the most im>ortant
road in the county, fVir the
easons of being on a National High- i ]
ray and the connecting link between I ]
he two largest towns in the county,
"his traffic has already become so '
icavy that our macadam roads do not ;
arry it and some kini of more per- (
nanent construction must soon he
tsed. ;
Most of the roads in JeTcrson c-.unty J
lave been macadamized at one time
r other and arc fairly good. People
rill use the shortest route, except a I
mall per cent of pleasure cars when t
oth routes are good, although the t
anger route is better. What per cent t
f people in going from Char'es Town l
a Shephcrdstown use the pike via (f
Halltown? Isn't it true that they most
always have and always .will go via
Duffields or Shenandoah Junction?
The State road as adopted leaves ^
Martinsburg via South Queen street, j
VanMetre's School House, to Kearneys- It
ville. The route from K'tarneysvillc
to Charles Town has not been select- >
ed, but from Kearneysville to Shcp- i
herdstown has. There is a heavy interstale
and inter-county traffic between c
Shepherdstown and both Martinsburg | r
and Charles Town. From Shepherds- 11
town to go through Kearneysville to F
Martinsburg increases the distance by I
3 2 miles over the present direct route.
To go to Charles Town from Shep- F
herdstown via Kearneysville increases t
the distance by either 3.0 or 4.7 miles,1 J
depending whether the road is built by [ S
Shenandoah Junction or Leetown. This i
means that the greater part of this s
traffic will continue to use the cour.ty i
roads even after the State roads arc t
built. This increases the distance over t
one-third in each case. a
At a recent meeting of the West Vir- l
ginia Horticultural Society it was shown (
by figures from the United Stites Department
of Agriculture for the past! a
three years Washington has been the n
highest priced apple market in the ens',
due to its size (340,000) and situation fc
at the gateway of the south. Within s
20 miles of Martinsburg there are o
enough apple orchards to produce on F
crop years a half million barrels of I h
apples. This amount will increase rap- i
idly, as young orchards come into {0
bearing. The authorities all agree that S
the railroads will not be able to handle P
the country's business on return to normal
conditions This ~ i
Eastern Panhandle of West Virginid v
in the future will have to rely on trucks A
to market a large part of its aDplc p
crop, and that market is to the east
and south. Martinsburg and the coun- fi
try westward want direct connections A
to the Maryland State roads it Shep- n
herdstown and Harper's Ferry. From t
Shepherdstown it is 68 miles to Balti- v
more and 74 to "Washington. From v
Harper's Ferry it is 65 miles to Balti- o
more and 70.5 to Washington, as the f
Maryland State roads are now built, tl
But Maryland will soon build a link be- a
tween Jefferson and Point of Rocks
which will cut tiff 10 miles to Washing- s
ton. Through Lecsburg, Virginia, it ia A
only 56 miles from Harper's Ferry to o
Washington, 42 of which are now turnpike.
At Harper's Ferry the road goes a
through a gap in the Blue Ridge moun- P
tains instead of over them. It seems p
that Harper's Ferry is the logical outlet
for the Eastern Panhandle towards P
Washington, and the ultimate goal for a
a State road from Martinsburg. v.
From the above traffic requirements s
it seems that the best solution of the w
State roads problem would be to builcf n
from Martinsburg to or near Shenan- it
doah Junction, thence to Charles Town tl
This could be built through Ranson al- o
so if desired. This would give a di* g
rect route to Martinsburg by the short- p
est route yet proposed. Ftom a junc- v
tion point near Shenandoah Junction
build a road to Shepherdstown. This S
would also give about the shortest v
route between Charles Town and Shepherdstown.
In the future build direct d
ftom Shepherdstown to Martinsburg P
and from Shenandoah Junction to Har- a
per's Ferry. The road between Kear- g
neysville and Shepherdstown should
never be built as a State road. The d
bui'ding of this road would forestall n
the building of the direct roads, but n
the increased mileage would drive the p
traffic on our present toads. Thus a
Jefferson county as a part of the State
would build a State system within her t?
borders, and as a county would be fore- o
ed to build a county system to carry h
the inter-state traffic that her geogra- f(
phical position forces up*>n her. We o
pay for the State roads built within A
our borders just as truly as if the d
county built it. the only difference is
that the direction and control are vested
in the State, not the --
_ T ,.v. iwv vuumy. 11 15) 1
true that the road could be carried un- ^
der the railroad at Kearneysville with- (out
much excavation, but it means 0
bridging Ave railroad tracks and sta- ?
tion platform. The new Mallet locomotives
weigh 350 tons, while the max- tj
imum load on our State roads, except
by special permission, is limited to 11 s,
tons. It seems that it would be cheap- jr
er to bridge the railroad where there tj
were only three tracks to cross.
Someone recently said to me, '"Why p
bring up the question of State roads |
again?" The reason is simply this:
To save the State and county thous- ^
ands of do'lars in taxes. I am not ^
pleading for or against any section nf T
the county. We have the above traffic
conditions which we have to meet,
and why not let one investment in p
roads answer the purpose instead of
two, which is necessary if the State f,
roads arc located in the wrong place?
Such a State system as I have out- 0|
lined would relieve the county-district ?
rnnrlc "
?I utariy ail Dut local traffic. j ?
Our county court could concentrate its
funds for the next few years in building
better roads to those communities Bl
which are not served by the State roads.' q
We could Ret alone with our macadam w
roads and soon have old Jefferson the ^
banner road county in the State, as h|
she was several years ago. Let's lot- j
get our communities and work to get
the State roads located where they be- i I
1 have written pt greater length than j\
I intended, but the subject is so im- !
portant that 1 couldn't shorten it with- y
out leaving out facts that ought to be
told. Yi
Yours for Jefferson county,
Capt. Marshall W. McDonald.
-> Ir
Real Estate Transfers.
Walter E. Dittmycr and Cassandra *
Dittmeycr to E. S Cutnmings, lot in
Harper's Ferry, for $650. '
L. G. Albin and others to William
Thomas and others, the tollgate house
ind lot at Rippon, consideration 51,)00.
C. W. Necdv to Chas. C. Lemcn.
M.I4 acres on Rocky Marsh, Shep- jy
lcrdstown district, for $1,966.90. 1
William Travcrs Lewis, who has ^
>ecn for more than thirty years com-1
nonwcalth's attorney for Clarke coun
y, Virginia, has tendered his resign
lation, to take effect March 1. Joseph
Moore has filed application for the
The little child of Mr ar.j v.dartin
Buzzard, who died
jaralysis, was buried Monda\ f.'?
he Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Lieper Price has return-, j fr,.
Washington, where she ha1 be-.--. v:j-.
ng her husband the past week
Martin L. Hine is going to h >e
?f his stock and farming imp rat-j
lear Antietam Iron Works on v.a:-.
he 2d, and this spring will mow
lis son-in-law. Edear H""? -
?. ncif
)ownsville, and work Iter him
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Re;J.
iart, of Roanoke, Va., a little dauK
er, at the Washington County H r
/Irs. Reinhart is a daughter of Jam,,
Snyder, of this place.
Mr. Pryor, of Smithsburg, was doi,
everal days last week looking afte
nterest of his woodland at the moat,
ain. He says some persons hji,
teen cutting and hauling his wo?
way, and if it isn't stopped some u.
ests will be made. He stopped wis
Charles Lowman.
Clinton Hemphill, who was opt?,
ted on in Baltimore, is getting alorj
Guy Ditto found between Sharp*
turg last week a bunch tof ke\s cot.
isting of door keys, some smallsmes,
one larger folding key and oat
:ord car key. They can be had at hit
lomc in this p:ace.
Nearly sixty members of the K of?,
rder marched to the Lutheran Churdi
Sunday, where Rev. A. A. Kerlii
reached a sermon to them.
Frank Johnson and nephew Karl, o|
dagerstown, were down on Sundt?
isiting their home people and al*
\t. and Mrs. Wilbur Hebb at Bridp.
The Keedsyvillc Dramatic C ub *il
ive an entertainment in thc Rt<
len's hnll this "lo"? c-'
.?, wu oumrur
ight, February 11th, entitled "Safey
First," for the benefit of the Kved?
ille Athletic Club. A band conceit
ill be given and the Keedysvii
rchestra will be in attendance aad
urnish music. Turn out and gin
item a good house. Tickets on sik
t E. G. Boyer's store.
Mr. Harry Hcbb, of Shepherdston,
pent several days with her mother,
Irs. Wm. H. Stull. Harry was hert
n Sunday with them.
Master Maxwell Jones, son of Ml
nd Mrs. Homer Jones, residing g
'orterstown, has been very ill for tin
ast week or s?.
James Dorsey lost six and his sot
larvey Dorsey two shoats weighiai
bout 150 pounds each one day la
reek. They fed them and went os
hortly afterward and five of ths
ere laying together dead and thrs
early dead. Wes'ey Dorsey had fou
1 another pen, but there were nothq
le matter with them. One of the da!
nes was opened and the entrails wcrt
reen. They believe they were gita
oison. The meat, liver, lights or hen
pro nnf o PP?/-* /-!
Miss Carr'e Murnma left for At
outh last week, after spending he
acation at her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Line spent I
ay last week with Mr. and Mrs. JacA
'offenberger near Eakles Cross k'oadi
t the old home place of Mr. Lin.rt
randfather, Jacob Poffenberger.
Quite a number of Dokies can*
own from Hagerstown last Wedncsdit
ight and were entertained by tii
lembers of the K. of P. order of thi
lace in the Red Men's hall. They hid
nice set out for all.
Ralph Houser, a son of Mrs. Cli?
on Houser, near Sharpsburg, jumped
ff a straw stack with a fork in nit
and and as he landed he stuck tit
ark down to protect him and it hit oa
f his feet, running it nearly through
fter a day or so delay he went toi
A tribute of love to tour dear fr?eni
Irs. Carrie B. Caton, wife of Vt'alttf
laton, who died Saturday, Janutti
8, 1922, in the King's Daughters'
I ncnlfnl ?
.wopnai, mal II IlSUUrg.
So we are again called upon to moffli
ic passing of a kind and true frieai
hom we loved so much and held i
uch high esteem. There was nok
ig we asked Carrie to assist us 3
aat she failed to dt> to the ntmcS
f her ability and to our satisfactiot
ut, alas! Carrie, thou art gone,
h we shall miss your loving kindnefl
a much. Truly we have lost a de*
iend. Carrie, you are not dead, yci
ave just fallen asleep, and you w
wake at the dawning r?f that gloriofl
lorning to meet that Father face#
ice whom you loved to worship heft
arewell, dear Carrie, we will lea#
ou now undisturbed, for you hut
illen asleep.
We are writing this tribute 'n me?"
rv of our dear friend. The rain #
ently falling on your newly nui
rave where yvu are sweetly sleep:#?
When summer comes to deck t'(
arth with flowers, may the carle#
nd loveliest bloom on your grave.de*
larrie. If we live we will plant '
hite lily on your grave, symbol #
od's pure and holy love, that it fl#
loom in beauty when you are mouldeh
ig away, for you have fallen asleep
am home in heaven, dear ones.
Oh so happy and so bright;
here is perfect joy and beauty
In this beautiful heavenly light
ou must not grieve so ftar me,
Fr?r f Iftttn
. ?. . .?tv jruu UV.il I iy 31111*
ou must look beyond earth's sh
Pray and trust our Father's wilt H
i this home of fadeless beautv. B
Where I ever would abide, B
have tasted life's pure waters, H
And my soul is satisfied. f
icre's no thirsting for life's plcasu^B
Nor adornings rich and gay.
">r I found a priceless treasure One
that fadeth not away. |ji
lere is work for you to do. Wahet.
And you must not idly stand;
o it now whi'c life remaineth. ,B
"hen you will come to this bright U*B
hen your work is all completed. B
Christ will gently call ^you hotnf- I;
h the rapture of that meeting,
Oh the joy to see you come.
By her fond friends, B
Mi-vis Jennie and Kate H B
Rose Cottage. B

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