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I F?! ABLISHED 1849.
I H. L. SNYDER, Publisher
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.
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
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
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
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.
dstown, Jefferson County, Wej
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 ,
George N. VanMetrc was granted *
permission to erect public weighing
scales on a portion of the corporation's
lot adjacent to the National Highway
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
The second Monday evening in each
month was fixed as the regular time
for holding meetings of the council.
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.
>t Virginia, Thursday, April 13
^'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
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
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.
I, 1922.
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.
NEW VOL 57 -No. 15.
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^
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
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."
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.

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