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I F?! ABLISHED 1849. I H. L. SNYDER, Publisher I SHEPHERD COLLEGE NOTES. I Classes at the college today I n r i brief holiday period. rk,.j jii t: e students, except those from tne more distant counties, navo taker. TP rtunity to spend Easter at w rk will be resumed Tuesday April IS, the opening of srr.ng ten: tor teachers, about fifty oj ?ham are expected to enroll within the next ten Jays. Miss Harriet Schroeder, assistant superintendent the young people's div <:on V est Virginia Sunday School Asr c.at. n, was here from Clarksburg n Friday conferring with Miss'Elizav.eth Trump, chairman girls' section of the Eastern Regional Conference. Together they arc attempting to interest several shepherd College girls in the summer training camp to be held early in July at Winnepesaukee. On Sunday the young people were visited and addressed by Miss Dorothy Hoi!.cay. t Detroit, who came in the interest f the student volunteer movement. M Holliday was born in InJ a. w ere her father has served the Presbyterian Church, and is dev ted tu tie student volunteer cause, having arranged to go abroad as a missionary two years hence. Dr McLaughlin, of Washington, D. D. C. noted alienist, former professor at Powhatan College and one time fel-j low legislator with President Harding in Ohio, attended chapel on Tuesday and spoke on human traits and means of recognizing them. As a result of h:> addre-s cverv gallant young man ia sch i - giving considerable attention to the v .:y he wears his hat, for ha inn,..- thn vnnno women are takimr note thereof. Tuesday night Dr. McLaughlin gave a lecture and told th? characteristics of several students and one member of the faculty. Hence forth all the students of a popular member of the faculty at whose jokes they have consistently laughed wili look with interest for his classroom humor in the future, for he never tells a funny joke, according to Dr. McLaughlin. Announcements of the 1922 summeij school have just come from the press. The short term of six weeks will begin Monday, June 12, and continue to Friday. July 21. The full session, nine necks in all, continues three ueeks longer and closes Friday, August U. . The faculty is as follows: W. H. S. U'hitc. President, School Administra h nun; a. n ixenamona, Director of the B Summer School, Principles of Teach ins; Mi Hcnshaw Gardiner, HisI tory ivies; Ella May Turner, I Engli-i iterature; Addie R. Ire-j I lar.:. School Drawing and Handv : ; lltta O. Williams, Arith metic Writing Methods; Katrina Baumgn: or Domestic Science and Domestic Art; W. R. Legge, Biology and Agr ulture; Pauline Shriver, B Library; Florence Hoffj B man, School Music; L. O. TayB lor (A M < hicago, 1922), EducationB al Meas mcnts and Psychology} Winona (Primary Supervisor, B Rale . . Primary Methods and B Den School; Margaret Price B (Gr;i : Lnt Columbia, 1921B 1922'. l.'pp r tirade Methods and DemB onstrat: n Schiol; Lora M. Bell (DiB rector l'hvsical Education for State B ot New V rk, 1917-1921), Physical B Eduet d Games for Children; B ?nd Denny (Superintendent B Seho ? rlcs Town, W. Va.), GeoB pap story. B n school for the uppet; B P the fifth and sixth, B %ill ' eight and continue-till after which the children B mav have i period of directed play) Childr.:. : t e primary grades, prob| will enter first and B st'-' les next fall, will havo B ,"e'r ^ at eight-fifty, andy B r?Port istratlon school from B r " to eleven-twenty. B \ next the College boysl B ' t hard game of baseball B ' trland Valley State Normal Last week they be Berkeley Springs High " ' of boys who gave our I of liberty. They did| ' triage at bat thpmcpluM _ t r. the Fifth they pound ? ?d rr in hits and a scratch H i' ' and later in the seventh the I - against Lefty "Willis? sent 01 H wse too wicked. Crowl I It ree innings allowed the I BerV no hits and struck out I nUo fanned six, while I ' tused four to go back I R~ ' In the first inning foil Shej liege. Walker hit with I ' -i Rcinhart sent a hornet! I r field fence. In the third fl jj by Peinhart, Walper and I f " r rc the game was ovetj r ' - mcn rn the batting order * ' i -core hook full of hits I , Walper led with fout] fl ^ Walker and Knode got fl ' j ' nd Tabler got a double. I Iso came through with I * Altogether. the S. C. boyh I rf -lowing, though the score I , ndicates a rather one-sided I . ~-in's Club will have an exI their cluh room Saturday? I -l kes, candy, pies, dressed I " nd other good things. I . to see* "Billeted" in the I n hall next Tuesday night. M ! " get your Easter basket at n 0l)Cpl Shephei DEATH IS EVER BUSY. Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Watson, widow of James E. Watson, died at i the residence of ber son, H. N. Wat- 1 son, in Charles Town, last Friday I night, aged 75 years, 7 months and 6 days. She suffered a stroke of pa- I ralysis about eight or ten years ago, and 1 had been an invalid since that time. ' Mrs. Watson was formerly a Miss < Roberts, of Middleway, and had lived 1 in Jefferson during her entire long and \ useful life. She was an exemplary. Christian woman, and had been a kind : and loving wife and mother, neighbor; and friend. She had been a consistent member of the Lectown M. E. Church South since her early years. She is survived by two sons and six daughters: H. N. Watson and J Ernest Watson; Mrs. Annie Virginia Sites, Mrs. Fannie Belle Clendenning, Mrs. Florence Eliza Gardner, of this county; Mrs. Carrie Edith Busey, of Berkelpvf pnttnhf I : ^ ?vj wmiiy 1*110. L.ii \ Liuii rc3n urant. of Oakland, Md., and Mrs. Mary Coun- ! cellor Simpson, of Warren county, Va. 1 Also three brothers, B. C. Roberts. ' of Ranson, Rev. W. F. Roberts, of Bal- ! timore, and N. R. Roberts, president of 1 the Jefferson County Court. Funeral ' services were held in the Union Church at Middleway Monday afternoon, afteo which her remains were laid to res) j beside those of her husband in the Ma- ' sonic Cemetery. The Rippon neighborhood lost onq : of its best farmers and citizens Tues- } day of last week, says the Advocate, in < the death of Mr. John J. Gardner, who for 24 years had operated the farm j of the late Arthur Allen, two mileq | south of Rippon. Mr. Gardner's death . was unexpected. On March 3, while 1 hauling a set of shelvings bought at a sale near Gaylord, he had one of hig j legs broken when a coupling pin hold- , ing the shelvings on the wagon dropped out, allowing the wagon to bq ' drawn from under it, catching both of his legs between the shelvings and the , rear axle. He had almost recovered from the effects of the accident when a slight attack of pneumonia developed. His physician succeeded in arresting ' the malady, but before the patient had time to recuperate from it he began ( having attacks of neuralgia of thq heart, the latter disorder proving fatal. Mr. Gardner was 51 years of age, and had lived a clean, honorable life, onq that his surviving wife, two daughters and three sons may cherish with api preciation throughout the remainder of their lives. Besides his immediate) family, Mr. Gardner leaves two brothers and three sisters. "William S. Osborn died at his home in Baltimore last Sunday, after an illness of four weeks from paralysis, in the 85th year of his age. Until he was stricken a month ago, Mr. Osborn enjoyed remarkably good health and retained possession of his faculties to a remarkable degree. Indeed, he had rarely been sick in his long life. He was a man of exemplary Christian character and had the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He is survived by a son, Leonard Osborn, of Baltimore, and three ! daughters, Mrs. W. P. Licklider, o( Shepherdstown, and Misses Carrie and Willie Osborn, of Baltimore. Mr. Osborn was a native of Harford county, Md., and his body was taken to Abingdon for interment in the family burying ground on Tuesday. Mrs. Licklider was with her father when the end came, and Mr. Licklider went tq Baltimore on Sunday when he received word that Mr. Osborn had passed away. Jesse Ridgeway Bailey, a formeii well-known resident of Frederick, Va.. died last Monday at Summit Point, Jefferson county, where he had been living for the past five years. The deceased, who was in his 76th year, is I survived by his wife, two sons and four daughters. Miss Mary Fallan Drake, a native of Clarke county, Va., died'last Saturday at her home at North Mountain, Berkeley county, aged 77 years. John W. Crampton, a well-known resident of Sharpsburg, died last week from pneumonia, aged 73 years. Will Now Build the Road. The commissioners of Washington county, Md., on Tuesday sold $82,000 of bonds with which to pay the county's share of the cost of building the continuation of the State road between Keedysville and the river bridge at Shepherdstown. The bonds sold for approximately SI. 09. The contract for the section between Kecdysvillq and Sharpsburg was let last fall to j P. Flanagan & Sons, and it is stated i that this firm will in the immediate | future begin the work and push it to i completion without delay. It is said 1 that the work will be commenced at. [ Sharpsburg and continued toward Keedysville. The completion of this section of the road will bring Maryland's fino system of State roads within three miles of Shepherdstown, and it is not unreasonable to hope that within a short time it will be extended to tho Potomac river at this place. This makes it imperative that our county or State shall show good faith to outf Maryland neighbors and provide a good road as an outlet to the South. Don't make any engagements for the 19th of May until you know what takes place on that date. Have you ever tasted those layer cakes at Boswell's? Only 15 and 30 cents each. Ijcr&st MONTANI SEMPER L dstown, Jefferson County, Wej TOWN COUNCIL ORGANIZES. The recently elected town council met in the council chamber last Monday night, with Mayor J. Strider Moler presiding; others present were Herbert Rogers, recorder; councilmen J. H. Robinson, S. L. Cooley, H. M. Turner, and Wm, B. Snyder. H. C. Malone, who had been elected as councilman, leclincd to qualify, and R. G. Miller was then elected in his place. S. L. Cooley was re-elected treasurer and W. W. Winters was re-elected town sergeant and tax collector. The matter of street improvement for the coming year was discussed. If labor can be secured for reasonable prices the town quarry will probably be ppcrated. If high wages shall be demanded it is likely that crushed stono will be gotten from the quarries near Engle. The usual contributions foe piling the streets will be solicited at pnee, and it is hoped that there will pc liberal responses, so that more of the streets can be oiled and two coats api plied during the summer. If satisfactory arrangements can be made foo storing the oil, a tank car of 8,000 Saiiuu$ win dc Dougni. i nc price ot, . ail is only about half what it was last ^ ^ear, and if bought by the tank car loa^ J it is about a third less than getting it in barrels, as has been the custom , tieretofore. George N. VanMetrc was granted * permission to erect public weighing scales on a portion of the corporation's lot adjacent to the National Highway Garage. It was ordered that a milk-testing ' apparatus be purchased for the use of the town board of health, so thaf milk i sold in the town may be tested from i time to time. ! Mayor Moler announced the follow- 1 ing committees to serve during tho ,1 ensuing year: Accounts and Finances?Miller, . Turner and Rogers. Streets and Alleys?Snyder, Cooley , and Miller. , Cisterns and Town Run?Snyder. Robinson and Cooley. J Nuisances and Fire? Robjnson, , Turner and Snyder. Petitions and Remonstrances?Miller, Turner and Robinson. Electric Lights?Miller, Turner and Robinson. The second Monday evening in each month was fixed as the regular time for holding meetings of the council. ?O An Old Land-Mark Passes. One of the oldest houses in Shepherdstown has just been torn down. It is the old Staley house on what was formerly known as Mill street, now Rumsey Avenue, near the Rumsey monument grounds. Nobody knows 1 just how old the house is. For many I years it was owned and occupied by the late Jacob Staley, and it was thq I home of his father, Jacob Staley, be- < fore that. Our venerable fellow-townsman, George R. Staley, tells us that ] his father was host at the wedding ( dinner for him and his bride sixty- , six years ago, and the house was not new then. The building was a substantial frame structure, and the inside timbers were still sound and solid 1 when they were removed last week. ' While it was being torn down by E. R. Hill and R. P.Shaffer Karl Hill found 1 an English copper penny dated 1766. The house occupied a beautiful loca- . tion on the ridge overlooking the town run and its picturesque waterfall and t the deep ravine through which the | stream flows to the river, with a beau* tiful view up the river. After tho Staley family was scattered and moved away the fiouse passed from their pos- j session, and for a number of years ha9 ' been owned by H. C. Marten. Tho 1 grading for a new pavement left tho house high and dry on its elevation, | and as the roof decayed and it fell , into general decay it became almost \ uninhabitable. A few months ago Mr, Marten sold the place to Mrs. C. W. Boyer. She decided to demolish tho 1 old building, and it is her intention to later on build a new home on the his- ( toric spot. It is quite likely that the old house was 150 years old. There is a possibility that it may be nearer i 200 years, as that part of the town was ! the first to be built up when New Meckenburgh was originally established. To Oil Our Streets. Everybody will be glad to know that ! our city fathers are taking steps Iook-i. ing to the oiling and improving of ouaJf streets just as soon as necessary ar-| rangements can be made. The usual j contributions will be solicited from private individuals, business firms and civic bodies, and these funds will bq supplemented with appropriations from the corporation that will enable us to ( put our streets in fine order. It is hoped that sufficient money can bo provided to buy a tank car of oil, about 8,000 gallons, as there is a very large saving in buying it by wholesale. If J this is done, not only can more of the streets be oiled, but the oil can be applied two or three times during the ( season, and thus insure us against the objectionable*dust nuisance. Let all | the people help in this good cause. i o ( Coming in on low, going cut on high. ' A tale of three men and their tender i feet. A farmer, a business man, and a retired farmer, all were limping until i we took their feet in hand and scld I them shoes that fit. WE KNOW about shoes. Don't be tortured these warm i days?come in and let us fix you up in a pair of good-looking, comfortable shoes. Schley's. ouin .IBERI. >t Virginia, Thursday, April 13 PERSONAL NOTES. ^'e were greatly pleased to have a rail last Saturday from Mr. Horace F. Kay. of Topeka. Kansas, who was in Shepherdstown for a brief visit to Mrs. |. W. Osbourn and other relatives icre. Mr. Ray is the son of Mrs. Harriet Ray, a greatly beloved native of shepherdstown, and he frankly admit-' led that he would probably receive a jpanking from his mother when he got Lack to Topeka if he failed to stop )ff in Shepherstown and see his kinlolk and pay his respects to the Regis|cr. He reports that his mother, alhough 84 years of age, is still in goo<^ wealth and spirits and, as always, leeply interested in Shephcrdstown and ts affairs a truly loyal daughter of )ur ancient town. Mr Ray, who was Bast on business, has been with the Jante Fc Railway system for many rears, and now occupies the desirable position of general storekeeper for tho mure system. He has not been in >nepberdstown very often since his soyhood days?we wish he would rome more frequently. Mr. and Mrs. Porter Carnett, of Pittsburgh, have been here the past *cek visiting Dr. and Mrs. M. H. Crawrord at Crawford Hall. Mr. Garnett was n Washington for a few days doing some special work at the Congressionil Library. Major and Mrs. Oscar Eastwold, of Little Rock, Arkansas, were tlso guests of Dr. and Mrs. Crawford for the week-end. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond T. Staley were called here from Maybeury, W. Va., by the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. A. A. Staley, east of town. Mr. Stalev returned to Maybeury on Saturday last, but his wife will remain acre. Mrs. Staley is improving slowly and is now thought to be out of danger. Mrs. Geo. W. Moore, of the Charles Town neighborhood, left last week on a long journey, her objectives point being the home of her son, Mr. Strother Moore, at Nachcs, State of Washington. Mrs. Moore expects to spend several months in the far Northwest. Mr. Dudley D. Pendleton and his family have been here the past week from Pittsburgh to enjoy a few days' vacation at their summer home near town. Mrs. C. D. Scully and the children are also at their home north of town for the Easter vacation. Mrs. Hamilton Morrow has been exceedingly ill at her home west of town and her friends have been very anxious about her the past week. Her condition was reported yesterday evening to be slightly improved. Mr Pnhf?r? P.iKcnn vi'hn ?? reatment in the Charles Town Hospital, had a baokset last Friday, but hist friends will be glad to know that thi?t has been overcome and that he is again on the mend. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Williams, o| Philadelphia, and Mr. Llewellyn Potts, of Washington, arc here to spend week or two with the family of Mr. Henry W. Potts at Popodicon. Mrs. G. W. Ferrell spent the past week with her aunt, Mrs. Lucy Chapman, in Darkesville, Berkeley county. We are sorry to learn that Mrs. Chapman is in poor health. Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Pendleton, Jr., and their little daughter Helen, o| Wilkinsburg, Pa., are in Shepherdstown to spend some time at Mr. Pendleton's old home. Mr. D. Frank Hill, who received a stroke of paralysis several weeks ago, is slowly improving, and there is some hope that he will in time be able to get out again. 114. f f O V-- * - - mr. n. u. ioc, represemmg tne national Tailors, Incorporated, of Baltimore, spent several days in Shepherdstown on business the past week. Miss Jennie M. Hill is slowly re* cuperating from a severe illness, the> result of an attack of the grip and congestion of the lungs. Mr. Emanuel Griffith, one of thg Register's Berkeley county subscribers* called to renew his subscription last Saturday. Mr. William Gehri, of Kenyon, Ohio, is in Shepherdstown to spend the Easter vacation with his friends. Mice I o mPo ?? J-...V3 "Kv,?l ^uuunjr w i ill Miss Kenna Knott at her home. Linden Spring farm, near Shepherdstown. Mr. A. B. Burnett, of Vanclevesville, was among the Register's callers the past week. Woman's Club Exchange. The Woman's Club will hold an exchange in its club room on Saturday of this week, when many good things will be sold. An innovation will be a flower sale which will be in charge of Mrs. H. P. Schley, with whom orders may be placed in advance. The oricee will be just the same as are charged by florists in other towns. Lilies, hyacinths, tulips, pansies, violets?in short, a lovely collection of potted plants and cut flowers will be on sale Other things sold will be: Dressed chickens at 25 cents a pound; cakes, 75c to $1.00; pies 25c and 30c; rolls 20c a dozen; nut bread 30c a loaf; candy at the usual prices. There will also be a nice collection of Paster bonnets for little girls. The club will undertake to sell other articles for those who desire it upon a regular commission. Patronize the club liberally?the money all goes to public purposes. Ucgi if I, 1922. ^ LITTLE LOCALS. Miss Addie Ireland entertained hen art class at her home on Church street last night, and those who were present spent a very delightful evening. By unanimous vote it was decided to name the new abode "Frin Cottage." i Mrs. R. C. Ringgold gave an infer*. ?tnal luncheon on Tuesday to a number of her friends at the Shorehatn Hotel in Washington. Among those present were Mrs. Wood row Wilson, of Washington, and Mrs. Chas. J. Faulk-, ner, of Martinsburg. The play "Billeted," produced hero so successfully several weeks ago, will be given in Charles Town Easter Monday afternoon for benefit of the hospital in that place. This is a delieht ful play, admirably performed, and it' is hoped that our Charles Town neighbors and the people of that section will furnish a large audience. In the U. S. Court at Martinsburg last week William C. Griffith, a youth of 18 years, plead guilty of robbing n mail sack at Shenandoah Junction some time ago. His record showed that ho was a pretty bad boy who had been in trouble a number of times. Judge Baker sentenced him to serve in the Iowa State Reform School until he la of legal age. The warm weather the past week haa brought out all of the fruit buds except the apples. Peaches, pears, cherries and plums are now in full bloom, and the trees are literally covered with blossom. The apple bloom is not y?t out, though the buds arc swelling and showing pink. The outlook for a great crop of fruit is all right up to thq present time. There's good reading on every page of the Register this week. On the inside pages may be found one of Dr. Scanlon's characteristics articles, an interesting letter about birds from John C Hupp, a former student of Shepherd College, a striking Easter poem, and other selections appropriate to the Easter season. The Register is worth reading all ov-r. Elkins Shipley has gotten a position with a drug company of Huntington, W. Va., and is demonstrating a new remedy in Hagerstown this week. Mr. Shipley, who was our star baseball catcher last year, will not be abln to play ball this season, as he has never iuuy recovered irom a Daoiy broken leg sustained while playing last summer at Woodstock, Md. Announcement is made of the approaching marriage of Mr. LleweHyn Potts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W, Potts, of Shepherdstown, and Miss Julia ,Wynkoop, of Fort Sill, Oklahoma, formerly of Charles Town and a graduate of Shepherd College. Thq wedding will take place on April 26th at Fort Sill, at the home of the brotherin-law and sister of the bride-elect, Major and Mrs. J. P. Lucas. At the primary election in Martinsburg on Monday Samuel S. Felker was nominated by the Democrats as theif candidate for mayor, while the Republicans chose Dr. H. G. Tonkin to head their ticket. Out of a total registration of 7,341 voters only 2,285 ballots were cast. It is thought that most o| the 5,000 voters who remained at homo on Tuesday will be not very keen over party lines at the coming election. Keep in mind the coming of Dr. Frederick Losey, of New York, tho great Shakesperean scholar, who will be in Shepherdstown April 24th and 25th under the auspices of the Woman's Clubj The appearance of this talented man will be an event in our community, and It is Hoped that tho people of all the county and of neighboring sections will avail themselves of the opportunity to hear him. Furth V, aivxvv wsss W TVII IICAI WCCR. We have had various changes in weather the past week. Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday were unreasonably warm, and the hot spell ended Tuesday evening with a thunder storm. There was one or two sharp peals of thunder, then followed rain and hail for a few moments. Thq hail did no damage, as the pellet* were only about the size of a bean and the fall was quickly over. A rather stiff gale from the west followed the rain, and the weather has since been much cooler. The local passenger train on the B. & O. was wrecked a few minutes before 8 o'clock this morning between Kearneysville and Vanclevesville. Thq train had picked up considerable speed after leaving the Kearneysville station and was rolling along swiftly when It struck a broken rail. The engine went into the ditch and all of the four cars were derailed, their trucks being torn from under them. Fortunately no passenger was injured, the baggageman being the only person who was hurt. We were not able to learn the extent of his injuries. Messrs. M. M. and I. A. Good, of this place, have formed a new firm to be known as the "Good" Company, and have opened up a place of business in the building on Princess street formerly occupied by Chas. F. Byers. They have the agency for Jefferson and Berkeley counties for the Western Electric products, including farm electric light plants that are fully guaranteed in every respect. They will carry in stock a supply of electric | appliances, such as motors, irons, heaters, toasters, bulbs, etc., and will also do electric wiring. They invite the people of the two counties to visit their place and will be glad to furnish estimates for anything in their line. ster. $1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. NEW VOL 57 -No. 15. COMING BY HUNDREDS. The annual convention of the West Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs I K. k.lJ 1- CI 1 * i >u uv nvivi iii oncpiicrasiown next ' September, 12th to 15th, promises i? 1 be the most largely ^tended meeting I ever held by this organization. Every| hudy connected with women's clubs ' seems to want to come to Shcpherdstown, and already from every section ; of the State reports indicate that full delegations will attend. Our hospitalI Itj will be taxed, but the local ctut) 'and our people will do their best to I rise to the occasion, and wilt givd I hearty welcome to our visitors. Tlia latest bulletin of the Federation has this to say ubout the coming meeting: The Woman's Club of Shephcrdstown has through its president, Mrs. William B. Snyder, graciously invited the West Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs to hold its next annual convention in that city. This invitation has been accepted by the board of directors, tho dales which have been set by the hostess club and the program committee, being September 12th to 15th. The Eastern Panhandle is a beautiful part of West Virginia and is a section of which wc are very proud. Not only is it noted for its southern hsspitality, but also for its wonderful apple orchards, good roads, beautiful scenery and places of great historic^ Interest. The country will be at its best in ocpicmoer, ttie apples with their beautiful colorinRs on the trees and ready for harvest. It is an Ideal motor trip from many parts of the State, and thq good people of Shepherdstown and tho surrounding communities will be waiting to give a cordial welcome to tho club members from the rest of tho State. Circuit Court Begins Next Tuesday. The regular April term of the Jefferson Circuit Court will convene in Charles Town next Tuesday, April 18th, with Judge J. M. Woods presiding. The grand jury is called for the first day of the term, and the petit jury for Wednesday, the second day of the term. Next week will be taken up with local cases, and the trial of the cases moved here from Logan and Kanawha counties are scheduled to begin on Monday, April 24. The thirty or more prisoners thai arc Still in custody (the balance bein? out on bail > will be moved here from the Logan county jail early next week under strong guard, and Sheriff Mucoughtry and Deputy Sheriff and Jailor Allder are making all necessary preparations for their care whilst here. So far Clerk of the Circuit Court C. W. Conrad has issued five hundred summonses for witnesses for the State, and one thousand and seventy Ave for the defense, but it is not known what proportion of these witnesses will bq found and the summons served, or houj many will be on hand at the trials. The local attorneys in the dases. Col. Forrest W. Brown and Geo. M Beltzhoover, Jr., for the State, and James M. Mason, Jr., for the defense, are busy making preparation of theii; side of the cases, and also arrangements, and preparations are being made for the housing and feeding o( those who may attend. wur tUM Bids Kejected. The West Virginia State Road Commission last week awarded contracts for twenty-eight projects in twenty-ono counties of this State. Bids were rejected for two proposed roads?one in Jefferson and one in Berkeley. The lowest bid for the construction of 1.8 miles of concrete road through Bolivar and Harper's Ferry was that of the Bester-Long Company, of Hagerstown, which vaulted $53,722.12 for doing the work. The commission rejected thia bid. The lowest bid for the construction of the Martinsburg-Winchestet pike between Inwood and the Virginia State line was that of Hager Brothers, Grafton, who offered to do the work for $100,749. This was also rejected. It is stated that the bid of the Bester-Long Company was rejected because it was not in proper form. New bids will be advertised for. The twenty-eight projects that were let call for an expenditure of apSroximately $2,000,000. Major C. P. ortney, of the commission, is quoted as saying thta the bids were "unusually low" and "very satisfactory." O Station Improvement?But Not At Shenandoah Junk. The passenger station of the Norfolk & Western Railway at Luray is being enlarged. An addition is being constructed which will provide a ladies! rest room and conveniences and accommodations for the large number of excursionists who will visit Luray the coming summer. The Luray depot will be largest passenger station between Hagerstown and Roanoke, and is an indication of the way in which the N. & W. looks after its passengers> And this reminds us again of the wretched conditions at Shenandoah Junction, where passengers of the N. & W. as well as the Baltimore & Ohiq Railroads must be herded in a mean little shack, unsanitary and unclean) infested with vermin, and thoroughly objectionable to ladies and gentlemen. Although the N. & W. has fine stations al] along its line, and is noted for the ? excellent treatment of its passengers, it gets a good deal of the odium for the Shenndoah Junk station, used by the B. ft O. and N. A W. jointly. More Axminster rugs, more matting rugs, more Congoleum rugs, still cheap. Schley's.