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i ""established 1849. I i cvvDFP Publisher n L?? kjl * ^ - ? - ~ THK THLVI.S AT CHARLES TOWN. Ttrial of William Blizzard at Ch.:r.'f? ?non the charge of treason out of thc> march of armed miner- in Logan and Mingo counties list \^ar continues, though the inferev or" the rart of ,iie Reneral public has abated to some extent. The State has not vet finished with its witnesses. . -ee: it has been intimated that the end f 'hi- week wouUJ probably concade the evidence of the prosecution. H .M. Richards, manager of a coal company at Blair, was a spirited witness. He testified that Blizzard, the defendant now on trial, had made a ,peech at Blair in whibb he told the miners to hold their positions until ire federal troops arrived and thensurrender. lie also testified that he had supplied the miners with a quantin ot goods from the company's store ?he did it when they emphasized their demands with pistols and rifles. There -.i- an entertaining tilt between .Mr, R.hards and Attorney Townsend for :r. d.*. -e on cross examination, and the duotions and answers were so ' ' ' *U" ... on-! (U|l I I ie (ll.ll ini)i"-'uy iiyj anu took notice. : Three I'nitcd States Army Officers 5 gave testimony. Major Charles T. Smart said that the miners seemed to have a well-knit organization. On the other hand. Major Charles F. Thompson thought that their organization was very loose. Capt John S. Wilson testified that he found no one in the held who had more authority than Blizzard with the miners, and that they obeyed Blizzard without hesitation. Under Blizzard's direction about 240 miners turned in their rifles to the soldiers. Captain Wilson expressed the opinion that without Blizzard's orders it would haie been a ticklish task to get the miners to surrender. Three of the guns which were used by the miners on their armed march and which were delivered to Captain Wilson and subsequently turned over to Adjutant-General Charnock, of Charleston, were exhibited before the ury. One of the puns was a foreign army rifle, high power, about 45 caliti bre; another was a U. S. military rifle of the isu.s pattern. 30 calibre, with a range of 2.000 yards, and the third was a W inchester sporting rifle, 44 calibre, and also high powered. I> 1. Reed, of Edwite, Raleigh county. who was recording secretary of the < Vocal a' his point and also sccretaryreasurer of the Raleigh-Wyoming burial fund, testified that he was com* pelled to sign checks in blank on the > burial fund and turn them over to four i men who forced him to sign at the poir.t of a cun. These checks were later returned, he said with amounts draun totalling S575. Lives of Logan county defenders who ; were captured were in such danger that ; leaders <>f the attacking forces hid the prisoners ir. the mountains for safety. Sam lliihne. one of the prisoners, testified Tuesday. Other witnesses heard in the treason trial of William Bli/zard toll c.f the seizure of sup[ rl'es and trv " and conscription of j men k -rhors. Hulmc said he * <- r,n niting partv of three sent ut fr ui the Logan force and captured hv five of their opponents He v i; ci ' against a harn and was told he v. - to be shot. A negro in ' ' a gun at him. he said, hat ' a as knocked down by captors, saving his life ' n house. he was struck rr ' head th a rifle when lie reinlormation as to machine p-~ ' tl r.odors' possession. ire prisoners were hand- i the testimony, and i ' me- ? Lewis White,! ,r " * It sa d others of the l . " ' - re 1 to take --'crs 1 ' ro handcuffed *ho nfined a' White's ' r. od treatment. . ' ' rt adjourned Tuesday, re cution c unsel, 1 i:rt-'"ori be cleared [' 'hat t witness could Prank Kceney said ' r Jones tr'cd to per* \ - to po to thei<- homes !i -re thev assembled 1 ogar county last ley is president of DisIMin.? Workers, and is ' than 100 persons indict'Ti Blizzard, first defend n cnarges of treason. I r>n piracy growing out of I n the fifty or more ; curt-room had left, the I c ixton, an electrician. | county, said that | the men in effect that i ,vm (the opposition) fright ! i ,j, xve stnn now the" I b"-!Tcrs." What Saxton '' enev's language is not p n- >' 1 nre cten-'ing the strain nt:nu to give intcrest* -' t'-e proceedings. They | f Sheriff Macoughtry ] ' ink, Alldcr and Gran- j i, oklng a'ter their com- i t ' o them on long walks j Thc wives and families j ' ' v getting tired of being i trd orphans and think ought to hp allow'cd to ver Sundav, at least. V.elntosh, of Huntington, ore of thc publicity men 'tendance at thc trial, writes r.g a paragraph in thc Rcg' v cek. taken from the New Sljcpl Shephe ~~ _ " I York Times, relating to the shooting | of Sheriff Chafin of Logan county by William Petry in Charleston about three years ago. Mr. Mcintosh says: The facts are that Chafin had become surety on the bond of a negro held on charge of an offense in Logan county . The negro did not appear for trial and Chafin. his surety, had to pay. The negro was connected with the United Mine Workers of America. Learning that the negro was in Charleston'. Chafin procured a court process and went to Charleston for him. At Charleston he traced the negro to the headquarters of the United Mine Workers. The court process was placed in the hands of the sheriff of Kanawha county, who had jurisdiction, and together they went to the mine workers* headquarters to arrest him. While on that mission, Petry shot Chafin, giving no warning of his intended act. Chafin was not armed, so that the statement made by the correspondent is entirely untrue. Chafin was not sheriff of Logan county at that time, but was deputy county clerk. He accompanied the sheriff of Kanawha county to the union headquarters solely for the purpose of identifying the fugitive. Colonel Jackson Arnold, in command of the State police force on duty in Charles To^n, was called away to another section of the State last week, and while he was absent his men managed to stir up a considerable amount of trouble. Lieutenant Mack Lilly was i?r? ? --- > .ii kunKc, itiiu iic rrmseii got in i a mix-up with the Charles Town po- | lice and was landed in jail. Chief of i Police lames Smith was dispersing a j crowd Saturday night that had gathercd because of some trifling distur- j bances on the street. Lieutenant Lilly, [ who was not in uniform, resisted the j officer and cusced him out, and being | unknown to Chief Smith, was thereup- | on arrested and hustled to jail. There j was more or less of misunderstanding I concerning the matter, and a few | Charles Town folks got very much excited, apparently. The trouble was fi-1 nally smoothed out and town and State ( officers got together and forgot the unpleasantness. ' The State police have not been popular with a certain class because of their activity aRainst bootleggers and moonshiners, who anticipated a rich harvest during the trials. There are suspicions, on the other hand, that all the moonshine that has been seized has not been emptied in the gutters. New Dentist Arrives. Dr. Gregory R. Beddow, our newdentist, has arrived in Shepherdstown, and is now fitting up his offices in the Register building preparatory to the practice of his profession. We are quite sure that our people are going to like Dr. Beddow professionally and personally, for he has thoroughly equipped himself for his work and is a most pleasant and companionable young gentleman. His equipment, which will be installed as soon as it gets here from Weston where he was formerly located, is of the latest and most approved designs, and inclndes an X-ray machine an J o hcr up-to-date I appurtenances. Dr. Beddow comes to j Shepherdstown with the highest rcc- j ommendations and a reputation of be- j ing an especially skillful practitioner. ! Our community has been sadly in need ! of a dentist the past year, and every- , body will be glad that Dr. Beddow will in a very few days be on the job. Dr. Beddow expects to be ready for ! business by Monday next, when he j will give attention to those who need ! ?iis services. He has had a telephone j installed and calls may be made by i this means. Start On A Long Trip. Bright and ear!v this Thursday morning Mr. ard Mrs ( W. Hoffman, of Shepherdstown. 'arted on a long, long journey, their objective point being California. They are traveling in their Franklin automobile, and are accom- ' panied by Miss Lucy Butler, of Wash-1 ington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- i liam Butler, of thi: vicinity. It is their intention to make the entire dis- ! tance in their cand they will stop along the route at various places where \ they have relatives or where their fancy or necessity may impel them. They j will make their first stip tonight at ( Pittsburgh, then head for Chicago, and ; on to Omaha, Salt Lake City and thence | to California. They expect to reach California some time in August, and j it is their intention to spend next win-, ter in Los Angeles. If all goes well they | will return home next summer, though whether or not they will return by au-1 tomobile depends upon the success they have in the westward journey. Their I friends here unite in wishing for theni , a safe and comfortable jour/iey and an ultimate return to their old home. -O We Lose a flood Man. john R. Hill, who has been a loyal and efficient employee of the Register ' office for the past five years, has severed his connection with this office and gone to Morgantown. W. Va., where he ! has secured a position with the Daily j New Dominion We arc sorry to have ] him go, for he is not oniv an expert linotype operator and a good machinist, but his faithful service and unfailing fairness and industry had gained for him the regard and good will of his employer and his associates. His desire far a larger field of usefulness and j greater opportunity caused him to [ strike out for himself and cut loosehome ties, so we parted company with mutual reluctance. Wc hope that Mr Hill may prosper in his new location. her ft si 7 MONTANI SEMPER rdstown, Jefferson County, W THE DEATH RECORD. As was briefly announced in the Register last week. John William Snyder died in Shcpherdstown on Thursday last. He had been ill for nearly two years from kidney trouble, and death came to him as a welcome relief from long suffering. He was born in Shcpherdstow n August 19, 1858, and was therefore aged 63 years, 8 months and 15 days. He was the eldest son of John and Rachel Snyder, his father having been mortally wounded in the battle of the Wilderness while doing a soldier's duty in the Confederate Army in 1861. Reared in Shcpherdstown, he began his apprenticeship as a printer in the Register office iust about fifty years ago. He afterward worked in Baltimore and other places and finally secured a position in the Government Priating Office in Washington. In 1882 he and his brother H. L. Snyder bought the Register from John H. Zittle. After a couple of years he sold out his interest to his brother, and returned to Washington, w here he became connected with the Evening Star of that city. He w as an unusually efficient and accurate printer, and was later made chief of the proof room of the Star. His services were recognized as especially valuable to that paper, and he had the fullest regard of the management. He was in the service of the Star for 32 years, and was a loyal and efficient member of its staff. A year ago last August, his health having failed, he was retired on a pension, much to the regret of his associates. Early in life he married Miss Ella Chaneey, of Washington. She lived only a year, and an infant daughter that was left motherless died a year later. About three years ago he married Miss Lillie Chaneey, the sister of his first wife. She gave him devoted attentipn during his sickness, but last September, alter an illness of only a few days, she died. In October Mr. Snyder was brought to this place to make his home with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Turner. He had always loved Shepherdstown, and it war. a great comfort to him during his long illness to realize that he was once more among his own people and with friends of his boyhood days. As his disease progressed he was fully aware that he could not get well again, but he faced the inevitable with courage and calmness, bearing his suffering with great patience and resignation, and with clear mind putting his earthly affairs in order. As the end drew near he realized it. anH fremipntlvr pvnn>ce.i.i his desire to be at rest. He was bedfast only a few days before his death, and was conscious and rational until within a couple of hours of his demise. At 10.15 o'clock Thursday morning he quietly passed away. Air. Snyder was a man of hign character and fine mind. From his youth he had been a great reader, and was remarkably well informed on public affairs. He had decided opinions and the ability to express himself well, and was always interesting in conversation. He was sincere in his friendship and especially devoted to those upon whom he bestowed his regard. His integrity and probity were known of all men, and we doubt if he had an enemy in the whole world. A Washington friend, writing of him, says: "He was a good man, never harmed, I am sure, a single soul, and never harbored an unkind thought or unfriendly feeling. He manifested a Christian spirit in all his relationships." The deceased is survived by a brother, H. L. Snyder, publisher of the Register, and three sisters: Mrs. Ella Mc? Cleary, of Baltimore, and Mrs. Lula Cookus and Mrs. H. M. Turner, of Shepherdstown. His death is the first break in the circle of devoted brothers and sisters in more than sixty years. The funeral service was held at his late home last Saturday afternoon, being conducted by Rev. I. I). Worman, of the Lutheran Church, and the body was interred in Hlmwood Cemetery, where he desired that his body should lie w ith his own kinfolk. His pallbearers were six of his neohews: loseoh and WiU liam Cookus, Dr. Standish McClcary. Wm. B. Snyder, Dr. N. Burwell and C. F. Lync. Mr. Alexander Cordon came up from Washington to attend the funeral as the personal representative of the staff of the Evening Star and also as a fellow-member of Pentalpha Lodge of Masons, to which the deceased belonged. Henry Baker Sigler, a well-known resident of Shepherdstown, died at his home in this place last Saturday night at 11 o'clock, aged <>0 years. About two months ago Mr. Sigler. who v .is janitor at the public school, was accidentally jostled by some of the students and fell down some steps. His hip was fractured and he was otherwise injured, and from the first it was realized that he was in a serious condition. He suffered grca'ly, and death was a merciful relief to him. Mr. S>glcr, who was a so? of the late George Siglcr, was born near Shepherdstown, and ail his life was spent in Jefferson and Berkeley counties, where be followed the occupation of farming for many years. He was a good citizen, industrious and upright, and wa-' a devoted husband and father. He leaves many relatives and friends to sorrow at his death. Besides his wife, he is survived by the following sons and daughters: D. L. and Henry M. Sigler. at home; Mrs. J. Frank VanMetre, of Berkeley county; Mrs. L. E. Stoncr, of Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. Allen H. Walker, of Martinsburg; Mrs. T. W. Barfles, of Berkeley county; Mrs. J. C. Rowe, of Dufflcld, Pa.; and Miss Louise Sigler, of Washington Also a brother, Chas. W. of .MartinsI town f LIBER1. est Virginia, Thursday, May 11, burg, and two sisters. Mrs. J. M. Haugh. of Frederick. Md? and Mrs. R-; L. Wilson, of Louisiana. The funeral service was conducted at his late home utesaay atternoon bv Rev. J no. A.Gnoso Rnd Rev. W. M Compton and the body i was interred in F.lmwood Cemetery. Henrv A. Scim. a well-known and highly-regarded business man of Baltimore, died at his home in that city , on Tuesday, in the 78th year of his age He was the head of the firm ' of Henry A. Seim & Co., for many years dealers in art glass in Baltimore. He furnished the windows in the Re- i formed Church of Shepherdstow n. He is survived by his wife, two sons. Harry and Howard Seim. and a daughter. , Mrs. Estelle Weichert. He was a j brother-in-law of R. S. M. Hoffman, of this place, the two having married sisters. Mr. Hoffman went to Baltimore ; to attend the funeral, which will be held on Friday. Miss Blanche Virginia WhitmorcJ daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vm, I- Vhltt I ' more, formerly of Berkeley county, died ' I last week in Harrisonville, Mo. Be-j I sides her parents, she is survived by a I brother and two sisters. She had a ! large circle of friends and relatives in I I feflerson and Berkeley counties and! | was beloved by all who knew her Mrs. Lucy Ann Kecs, an estimable resident of Falling Waters, Berkeley county, died last Thursday, after a long illness, aged 72 years. She is survived by two sons and two daughters. Mrs. Susan Boarman Harris, a former resident of Jefferson county, died Last week in Pembcna, North Dakota, aged 92 years. Her body was brought I to Charles Town for burial. Mrs. Louis G. Grarsle, who was for, merly Miss Mollie Ryan, of Charles I Town, died last week at her home in Washington. The body was taken to Charles Town for burial. Mrs. Margaret Ann Spikcr, an aged i resident of Berkeley county, died last | week in her 79th year. She is sur1 vived by her husband and six sons and i daughters. Mrs. Eliza Himes, a former resident iof Harper's Ferry, died last week at I Sandy Hook, following a fall in which Islie fractured her hip. She was 87 years old. Mrs. Isabellc Dailcy, an aged resident of the Scrabble neighborhood, is veryill, the result of a fall a week or two ago, when she fractured her hip. High School Carries. The proposition authorizing the board of education of Shephcrdstown district to establish a high school in Shephcrdstown carried by a large majoritylast Saturday, the vote standing 239 for and 91 against. In Shephcrdstown the vote stood 210 for, 43 against; at Moler's, 13 for, 22 against; at Dufflelds, 1(1 for, 2(1 against. We think that the voters have acted very sensibly in approving this project, for there is no other reasonable way of meeting the problem under the State law and the rulings of the State Board of Education. The women of this place evinced an active interest in the election, and as usual were on the right side. nn important question now to t>c considered will be the acquiring of a high school building. This is a matter that will require careful considcratinon. So far as wc can see, there is no need of anv great expenditure for this purpose, lor even if we have to erect a new building for the high school it does not need to be a large one. for at the most it would not have to house more than three or four i grades. Our board of education, we arc confident, will be careful in this matter, and we suggest that it and the people of the community co-operate harmoniously in working out the problem. New Postmaster in Charge. C. S. Musscr, publisher of the Indej pendent, who was recently appointed postmaster at Shephcrdstown, took | charge of the office yesteday and is now | conducting its affairs. He succeeds i Armistead S. Lucas, whose four-year ; term expired on March 8th. Mr. Lucas has been an excellent postmaster?ini deed no one could have managed the office more efficiently and carefully, and his services have been satisfactory alike to the department and to the j people of the community. We have no doubt that Mr. Musser ! will make a good postmaster, and we i hope that his administration may be | satisfactory for the four years he will hold the office until a Democrat shall 1 succeed him. We wish him every sue- 1 cess. Mrs. Helen Wendell will remain as clerk in the office, a position j for which she is well fitted, it is said 1 that A. C. Morgan, Jr., will be appoint I I- ? * * I cu sTOioiBiii puannwicr. ! Ku Kltix Klan For Shepherdstown. Dr J. H Hawkins, organizer of the ' Ku Klux Klan, delivered an address in the firemen's hall last Friday night in which he set forth the principles of the order. No patriotic person should find fault with the things for which the | order stands, as he outlined them?the sanctity of the home and the protection of womanhood; the preservation of white supremacy; the observance of law; the separation of church and state; and the betterment of our schools. Dr. Hawkins stated that the organization now has a million members, including cabinet members, Governors of States, and other prominent 4?and influential citizens, and that it is growing in every section of our country, north, south, east and west. It is understood that 11 chapter of the Klan I is being organized in Shepherdstown. j Jtcgi 1922. LITTLE LOCALS. Mrs. Lula E. Good and family wish to thank their neighbors and friends who loaned their cars and otherwise assisted upon the death of our husband and father, I. F. P. Good. An epidemic of what physicians call intestinal grippe has been prevailing among the babies of this neighborhood the pas' week or two. A considerable number of children have been sick with it. In the class of nine nurses that graduated Tuesday night from the training school of the Winchester Memorial Hospital was Miss Eva N Knott, daughter of Mr. and Mr. C. J. Knott, of Shepherdstown. It hus been arranged that former Judge Charles J. Faulkner will sit as special judge at the regular term of the Berkeley Circuit Court, which begins in Martinsburg next Tuesday. Judge Woods will be kept at Charles Town indefinitely with the miners' trials. State policemen came from Charles Town last Friday night with the intention of bagging bootleggers who have been operating rather boldly ia this place. The new s of their coming seems to have leaked out, however, and the rum-runners naturally failed to walk into the trap. In another column may he found the announcement of Frank. J. Beck with, who asks for the rcnomination as Democratic candidate for the Legislature. Mr. Bcckwith served one term in the Legislature very acceptably and voted right on the measures that came before that body. , The regional Sunday school convention for this district will be held next week at Kcyser May 19th, 2()th and 21st Jefferson county is entitled to .to delegates, and credentials may be obtained from W. P. Licklider, county secretary. Delegates wilj be entertained at Kcyser on the Harvard plan. Miss Bessic Williamson, formerly of Shcpherdstow n, has been appointed to the desirable position of instructor in the Franklin Squnre Hospital in Baltimore. Miss Williamson is a trained nurse of recognized ability, and her friends here will be pleased to know of her promotion. Politics are getting interesting in Martinsburg. The Journal says that Hon. Gray Silver will be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States and that Capt? D. W. Shaffer will seek the Democratic congressional nomination ror congress on a wet platform. The committee in charge of the memorial day exercises at Antietam National temetery on May 30th is arranging the usual interesting program for that occasion. Addresses will be niadc by Congressmen John J. Gorman and Fred N. Zihlman, Hon. Alexander Armstrong, Attorney-General of Mary-t land, and others. The Rotary Club of Bethlehem, Pa., gave a dinner and dance a few evenings ago as a compliment to its new president, Dr. W. L. Fstes, Jr., and the retiring president, Chas. W. Brown, formerly of Shephcrdstown. It was a delightful affair, participated in by a large company. A feature of the evening was the presentation of a beautiful bouquet of roses to Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Kstcs. The Woman's Club of Shepherdstown I is rejoicing because it has added to its j membership a distinguished West Vir-1 rinian. Airs. Izetta Jewell Brown, of I Kingwood. Mrs. Brown visited Shephcrdstown some weeks ago and was so pleased with this community and the work of the Woman's Club.that she expressed her wish to become a member, and of course she was warmly welcom-. cd. There is no club of this sort in Kingwood. The advanced students of ShephcrJ College will give a recital for the benefit of the Young Women's Christian Association Friday Night, Mav 12th, in the college auditorium, at 7.30 o'clock. Th? recital will consist of vocal solos, piano solos, ducts, trios, concerts for two pianos and an eight-handed piece for two pianos. Admission Ucn and fifteen cents. A very advanced and artistic progran} has been arranged for the occasion. At a meeting of the town council on Monday night arrangements were completed for the oiling of the principal streets. A car-load of oil has been ordered, and is due here now any day. It is expected that a general c!can-up day will be ordered before the oil is applied. The electric light company was given permission to construct a direct line between the pumping station and the electric sub-station. In case an accident should happen to the lino,. tVi In titntil/4 otill Iroon tho town's water supply going. An alarm of fire yesterday drew a ; big crowd of folks to the west end of , town, where a double log house oc-j, cupicd by John Smith and his family j and Daniel McKinney and his family i was found to be on fire. The blaze had started from a coal oil stove in ; the kitchen on Smith's side of the house, and it was making rapid headway when discovered. Smith's, wife, who is is helpless from paralysis, had to be carried" from the building. A bucket brigade did such valiant work that the fire was soon put out, though not -before the building was conisderably damaged and some of the furniture was burned. The fire engine was not called into service. There was tremendous excitement among the colored people of the neighborhood, as the colored school is near by and it was reported that the school house was afire. , \ ster. $1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. NEW VOL 58?No. 19 SPRING WEDDINGS. Mr. anJ Mrs. L'.ewt ? Potts, who were married recently in ivrt Sill. Oklahoma. arc expected to arrive at their home in Shepherdstown this Thursday. They will later be at home at F\.pot :con. w here they will occupy the ottape now being remodeled as their resijence. The following is an ac; unt of the wedding: Miss Julia Yates Wynkoop, daughter of Mrs. Adrian G. Wynkoop and th(_. 'etc Adrian G. Wynkoop, of Charlco Town, and Mr. Llewellyn Powell Potts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Potts, of Shepherdstown, were married at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 2Hth. The cercmnnv tnnt .?i?? - ? j <wvi\ piacc at noon in the Old Post Chapel, relic of Indian frontier days. It was beautifully decorated with ferns and prairie flowers and the altar was banked with bridal wreath, white lupin and lighted candles. The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother-in law. Major John Porter Lucas, Field Artillery, U. S. A., wore a gown of .white satin and georgette crepe, her court train hung from the shoulders. ^nd she wore her mother's wedding-ve.l f tulle, caught with orange blossoms Her flowers were a shower bouquet of Bride roses and lilies of the valllcy. Mrs. John Porter Lucas, sister of the bride, was matron of honor, and wore a dress of yellow organdie and a black picture hat. She carried a bouquet of yellow snapdragons and sweetheart roses. The two bridesmaids, M'ss Margaret Alexander, of Baltimor-, and Mrs. John B .Wogan, of Fort SHI, wore dainty frocks of organdie with hnfc *t\ - ? 1 ..... ? m.iivii una earned bouquets of pink snapdragons. Master John r'. Lncas, Jr., carried the ring on u white satin cushion. The groom had as his best man, Captain Allen Campbc!' Field Artillery, U. S. A. Immediate!* after the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the quarters of Ma inr and Mrs. Lucas, and later Mr. and Mrs. Potts left for a wcddinR trip to New Orleans and New York. Mrs. Alice SnodRrass entertained twenty-two guests at her home in ManninRton. W. Va., Saturday afternoon between the hours of 2.30 and > in honor of the approaching marriage of Miss Margaret Maddcx, which is to be an event of an early data in July. The afternoon hours were spent in hemming nnpkins for 'the bride-elect. At four o'clock Mrs. Snodgrass, ably assisted by Misses Phirbe Knott, Ada Guff and Mcsdames Ed Snodgrass and .Harold Dcbendarfer, served a delicious three-course luncheon. The tables were decorated with tulips, from which were suspended white ribbons with cards announcing the engagement f Miss Margaret Maddex and Mr. Thomas Godfrey Reed. Miss Maddex, whose home is in Shepherdstown, is a primary teacher In the Mannington schools and Mr. Reed, who resides at MoorcHekJ, W. Va., is a medical student at the West Virginia University. The following list of euests w??r?? Miss Margaret Maddex, Miss Phoebe Knott, Miss Rebecca Scaton, Miss Ada Gofl. Miss Virginia Curry, Miss Bervle Mockler, Miss Theresa Ramsburg, Miss Elsie Watson, Miss Gail Wilbur, Miss Rubv I-C Vier, Miss Elizabeth luman, Miss Sadie Gaughan. Miss Ora leatherman, Mrs. W. S. Clancy, Mrs. L. E. Moore, Mrs. C. E. Sno'1 -r.ss, Mrs. Harold K. Debendarfer. Mrs. R. F. Alder. Mrs. F. O. Atha. The out-of-town quests were Miss Marguerite Roberts, of Clarksburg, and Miss Elsie Sutton, of Fairmont.?Fairmont Times. Miss Maddex is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Maddex, of this place. This is another Shepherd College romance, Miss Maddex and Mr. Reed having been sweethearts since he first came to Shepherd College Both graduated from this institution in the class of 1A20. Mr. George Newton VanMetre and Miss Anna Eliza Caster, two wellknown residents of Shenherdstown, stole a march on their friends last Thursday by quietly slipping over to HaRcrstown, where they married at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the parsonage of Zion Reformed Church by Rev. Scott Wagner. Mrs. H- S. Knode and her little daughter Frances were the only witnesses at the wedding. W,-. join with their friends in wishing for Mr. and Mrs. VanMetre a full measure of conjugal happiness and a long and prosperous married life. Mr. George Perry Smith, of Charle". Town, and Miss Nettie McGuire Levi, of Berryvillc, were married in Charles Town last WerfnrtrcHnu h? W II Best. Doc I'aylon Swings Off. Doc Payton, the negro or Hindu who wns convicted of assaulting a little girl in Martinsburg last July, and who escaped capture until a couple of months ago, was hanged In the State Penitentiary at Moundsville last Thursday afternoon. He was led to trie scaffold at 5.30, dropped through the trap at 5.34, and nine minutes later was pronounced dead. Payton maintained his innocence to the last, but before his execution he requested that no questions he asked him on the scaffold. This was construed by some as a fear that he might break down and confess. The man showed little or no emotion as the time for his execution arew near, ana went to the scaffold without faltering. Payton had told Chaplain Grant much about his previous life. He said he had been in all of the principal countries of the world, performing in a sideshow act with a circus. His relatives had tried hard to get a reprieve for him, but Governor Morgan refused to interfere. ?