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USE FOR OLD RAILROAD TIES.
Piles of wornout cross-ties in process of being burned up by repair gangs are a fairly familiar sight along railroad rights of way. Every now and then some one observing this practice writes a letter to the management of the railroad, or more often to a newspaper protesting against what he sup puses iu dc nccuicss wasie, and raising the question why the railroad companies do not allow people to take the old ties for fuel or find some other use for them. The question is not an unnatural one, and Samuel Porcher, general pur chasing agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad, answers it as follows: In the first place, it is far from true that all the old tics arc burned. A considerable number arc constantly being sold to persons living on or near the right of way, who buy them at nominal prices, usually 10 or 15 cents apiece, and use them for firewood. Such a method of disposal is practicable only in those cases where the ties can be delivered at a public crossing or other points where they can be obtained safely by the users and where the cost of so delivering them is not greater than the nominal prices obtainable. The company cannot sanction he public going promiscuously over racks and through yards to gather up nid tics. Such trespassing has been the cause of about half of all fatal accidents on railroads in the United States. Efforts have been made to interest dealers in firewood in buying the old ics, but not thus far with much success. The causes appear to be that the old tics arc often dirty; that they contain more or less stone, grit and slap wedged in the cracks, which might injure the saws used in cutting them that in many eases they are partly de cayed; that they are dried out and thai their fibre is more or less crushed, s< that they burn out too quickly. Efforts have also been made to dis pose of old tics in a number of othci ways, including sabe for wood-pul| purposes for the extraction of chcmi cals, for burning and sale of the ashet for fertilizer and for manufacture int< charcoal, but without success in inter esting parties engaged in thcse occu pations. (Sander Helps to Raise a Family. Farmers in the vicinity of Scafori are watching with much interest tin experiment of a gander belonging t Roy Burris, who lives near that towr and waiting for him to bring forth brood of goslins, says a special fron Wilmington, Del., to the New Yorl World. The paternal goose of the Seafori farmer's herd employed himself earl; in April, as usual, helping his favoriti of the flock to build a nesting pluei and watched over her for a few days While in the watching and waiting at titude he seems to have been seize* with the dual parental instincts an* after hastily fashioning a rude nes suited to his own huge dimensions hi obtained from the mother goose cigh of the fourteen eggs that were in he nest in the process of hatching, anc after propelling them carefully by roll ing them with his beak to his own horn* he took up a position on the nest an* is reported to be doing faithful duty sticking to his self appointed task ever more steadfastly than his experience* wifely mate, lie has been on the jot ten days and there is much specula tion as to whether he will continue an other month, or whether his materna impulse will have faded out before th< date for hatching. Another question that arises, and ii being discussed by the savants wh< gather nightly at the country store, i' whether a gander can be both fathei and mother to a brood of goslings o his own hatching. There is said to be no authoritativ* ruling on the point and the question i* being hotly discussed. "Inspection arms!" roared the cor poral. Casey, a husky new recruit, immediately dropped his rifle and rolled up his sleeves. "What are you going to do, fight?" asked the corporal with apprehension "No," saiJ Casey mildly. "I thought you wanted to see if I'd been vaccinated. West Virginia's new champion Jersey cow is Blended Rose, 314693, owned by J. C. Russcl and Sons of Williamstown. according to advices received by the Harrison County Farm Bureau. She has just broken the State record by completing a year's production of 9,3! s pounds of milk and 456 03 pounds of butter fat, starting the test at eight years and three months of age. "How I envy you your Rroup of children," remarked the bachelor to his long-married friend. "Children certainly do brighten the home," replied the other, gratified. "What ? Oh, yes, yes, of course. But what I was thinking of ?look at the tax exemption you can claim on them." iE GOING SECURITY. By Charles Scanlon. I was riding in central Nebraska with a farmer when we passed a farm house much larger than common in that country. It was surrounded by i trees, a nice yard well fenced, and had a good barn and other outbuildings. The country is comparatively new and such homes arc not common in that part of the State. I remarked that it 1 indicated comfort and prosperity. The man with whom I was riding said, "Yes, and that was mine until a short time ago." I then asked if he had sold it and j why? He replied that he had not sold | it but lost it by going security for a man who was thought to be well-off and who bore himself in such a superior manner among his neighbors that they rather regarded it as an honor for him to ask a favor of them. He then continued in substance about as follows: "My wife and myself came out here more than twenty years ago as young people. We had good health, worked hard and economized severely, hoping to give the children, several of whom had come to our home, a better chance j than we had had. We owned this; home and it was paid for. "One day I met my neighbor in the road and in a casual, matter of fact way, he asked me if I would do him a' favor. 1 replied that I would and he said, "Well, I need some money for a short time to Finance a business undertaking. Of course 1 could get others to go on my note but it is just a matter of form that the bank requires two names on the note, however good the , borrower may be. I had always refused to go security , but he was regarded highly in the community, seemed to have plenty of propt crty and 1 simply did not have the ( courage to refuse him, so there in the road I endorsed his note and when it came due a few months later, the bank r notified me that all of his property was ^ mortaged for more than it would bring or that he had put it out of his Hands, so that they cou'd not get it. To say that I was thunderstruck is to state the case mildly. My wife had helped to earn that property and it belonged to her and the children fully as much as to myself, and yet for lack of a little courage and independence, I had given away the home for which wc had ^ worked so long and turned my wife and L children without a roof over their 11 heads. I then built this new little ' shack up on the hillside, which as you n see, does not even have a foundation 11 under it, and there I am starting life ^ over again when I ought to he having it easy. There is nothing hut the dis' trict school here and our chidren arc V old enough and advanced enough to be L* sent away but we do not have the e money and they arc helping me out ' on the little farm which we have bought on credit when they ought to be ' in school, and all because 1 violated ' my judgment and went security for ( a man whom all of his neighbors then * discovered was a rascal and unworthy 1 of the confidence and respect which r he had ganincd hv strutting among J 1 us like a peacock and living and dress" ing as none of us were able to do. He may have played the same game in ' some other community before he came ' here for all I know." 1 ; Near my childhood home was a man I ( of whom 1 heard my father speak often. II He was honest, hard working and frui gal. He had accumulated sonic prop' | crty, including a good farm and a comI fortable home. He went security for ' ] a neighbor and lost StiOO, which while 1 not a large sum, temporarily embarass5 ed him. and 1 remember to this day II that as a child this seemed to be a 5 large amount of money. This was not r the only experience of the kind which f this man had, for 1 remember my I father saying that in spite of his in dustry he had never gotten on in a 5 j business way, because he had lost ! thousands of dollars from time to time ( by going security. CATARRHAL DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED 1 by local applications, as they cannot 1 reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure catarrhal deafness, and that is by a constitutional remedy. Catarrhal Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearinc. ail J when it is entirely closed. Deafness is the result. Unless the inflamation can be reduced and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing w ill be destroyed forever. Many cases of deafness are caused by catarrh,1 which is an inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Medicine acts through the blood on the mu,cous surfaces of the system. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Catarrhal Deafness that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Medicine. Circulars free. All druggists, 75c. F. J. CHENEY & CO , Toledo, O. I "Why is she so popular?" "Well, she's an old-fashioned girl in new fashioned clothes." i She Register a year. IMESKARET. THE CONQUEROR. It took a mighty warrior of any I tribe to hold his own with the Iroquois back in the colonial days. But Pies- ( karct (Bisconace -"Little Blaze") did it and his name became a word of terror to them during the perpetual war between these "Romans of the West" and his people, the Adirondacks. One day early in 1044 Pieskaret set out on a lone war trail toward Lake Champlain. As he ncarcd the Iroquoi;, villages he reversed his snowshoes so that if enemy scouts found-this trail it would be leading away from their villages instead of toward it. Late that night he entered their camp and stealthily crept into one of the lodges. By the low-burning fire in the center hesaw that its occupants were asleep Working swiftly and noiselessly, the Adirondack killed and scalped all. The next morning a terrible cry of grief and rage arose when the dead bodies were found. Pursuing parties followed a trail of snowshoes leading away from the village but the warriors returned without catching a glimpse of the murderer. That night Pieskaret slipped out from his hiding place, entered a lodge and again killed and scalped. But on the third night hefound two warriors on guard in every lodge. His game was up. Then he discovered one tent where the sentinel nearest the door was asleep. Suddenly throwing aside the door flap, lie struck a terrible blow with his war club, sounded his war whoop and dashed into the forest. The Iroquois were hot on his trail for the remainder of the night and far into the next day, but by evening there were only six of his pursuers left. Springing to thc side of the trail, Pieskarct hid in a hollow tree and watched the chase speed past. Then he swiftly followed. That night while thc tired Iroquois warriors lay asleep, a form glided into their bivouac. A war club rose and fell six times. Thc next morning Pieskarct with six more scalps sped North to exhibit to his tribesmen these trophies of thc greatest individual feat of arms ever performed by an Indian warrior. A few years later the Adirondack; made a treaty with the Iroquois. On< I day Pieskarct met a delegation fron the Five Nations on their way to visi the governor of Canada. Singing : peace sortg in honor of the truce be | tween the tribes, he advanced with out | stretched arms to meet them. Hi: | answer was a volley from a dozen gun< i and Pieskaret, the Adirondack cham pion, lay dead. Prophets of Life. The most important of all our Na tional resources is the health of th< 1 people. The most valuable aecet ir I this capital of national vitality is the health of the children. If we take a bird's eye view of the ills of humanity, we find that for the ; greater part they are traceable to the j violation of certain fundemental laws 1 of hygiene. Briefly, these laws concern the matters of diet, exercise, pcr1| sonal cleanliness, sensible clothing, i sexual hygiene, work and recreation The need for efficient instruction in ! physiology and hygiene in the public schools has always been great. The influence of public authorities in controlling diseases which kill or cripple many 01 our people lias accomplished J much, but neither medical science nor legal control will produce the desired results unless the individual himself, through influence or precept, is made | acquainted with the cause of disease and takes proper steps to avoid it. In the Middle Ages when plague swept over Europe there were days of fasting and prayer, there were processions with appeals to idols, and litanies and psalms were recited to avert , the plague. Rut the Black Death continued its ravages unhindered. The prophets of life and death arose and began telling the people that the plague was contagious and propagated 1 by the filth n which the people lived, and the plague was stayed. In like manner we have our prophets of health or health officers in civic life, men uho , teach the way to avoid disease and be healthy. They had had their usual altercation over the breakfast table and hubby exclaimed: "What would you do if I were one of those husbands who get cross in the morning, bang the things about, and kick because the coffee is cold ?" "Why," replied his wife, "I would make it hot for you." When I first went to see her, I showed a timid heart. And, even when the lights were low We sat this f ar apart. Rut as our love grew stronger. And we learned its joy and bliss, We knocked out all the spaces. Andsatupclosclikcthis. . o Children Cry FOR FLETCHER S O ASTO R I A o SI.50 gets the Register a year. "Moth Radiojrram*." Moths and some other insects have a very mysterious way of communicating with each other. The female moth may be caged in a scent and soundproof box, and yet she is able to summon the male moth without apparent trouble. Entomologists have been puzzled by this phenomenon for a long time, and u ac ^rpnflu ettoppefp i thrif a SVS tern of radio might be used by the insects. Following this suggestion, a New York scientist, L. C. F. Horle, started to investigate the subject. The ingenious apparatus he employed and the results he has achieved, although not conclusive, are highly interesting. In watching moths and studying their action, scientists have noticed the peculiar way in which they use their antennae. When the male is some distance from the female, it will wave its antennae about First in this direction and then in that, as though it were trying to locate the direction in which a message was coming. After some experimentation in this way, the male will take to its wings and fly off to the female. The apparatus used by Mr. Horle has been especially developed to respond to very short wave lengths. II the creatures do send wireless waves they must be of length that will put them somewhere between those we cal! heat and the shortest of those that car be called radio. The wave lcngtht must be short, since the creatures art small and the oscillator used must b< correspondingly small. The strengtl of the radiations would quite natural); not be very great, and for that reaso: an ultra-sensitive radio receiver had t be assembled. | Although Mr. Horle has not as ye heard anything that could be idcntiflc as a message between insects, he be lieves this means, not absolute failun but rather that he has not succeede in getting his apparatus adjusted to point where it would be sensitive t small radiations of low intensity. Nc\ er before has such an outfit been a: sembled, and it is but natural that cot siderable experience will be require before results can be expected. SEE HERE. 1 t "o ^ on Want Your Kidneys Exper ( uvented On? Kidney troubles are getting moi . common every day. Government heall s bureau figures say deaths from th | cause are 72 per cent more than i 51 years ago. - | Anybody who suffers constant bacl j ache, who feels blue, nervous and in I table; who has dizzy spells, headaci I una urinary disorders should suspe i kidney weakness. Overworked kidne; " must have a rest. Take things easie ; live more carefully. Take a good ki< i ney remedy to build the kidneys i , again. But be sure to get Doan's Kidnt Pills?the oldest, the most widely use ! the best recommended of all kidnc . pills, now in use all over the civi!iz< , world. Don't experiment with yot kidneys. Thousands have already test( ' Doan's. You have their experience go by. Plenty of cases right here . Shepherdstown. Ask your ncighbo Here's one: ' Mrs. M. F.. Jacobs, New St., She| herdstown, says: "Several years aj i my kidnevs were inactive and I had . dull aching and soreness across tl , small of mv back and kidneys. JV kidneys didn't act right and 1 kne ' they caused the trouble. I read * Doan's Kidney Pills helping othei and 1 used them as directed. The . corrected the trouble and strengthei ed mv back and kidneys." Price PtOc. a' all dealers. Don't sin , ] ply ask for a kidney remedy?gi Doan's Kidney Pills??the same tit; Mrs. Jacobs had. Foster-Milburn Cc Mfrs.i Buffalo. N. Y. She?But Jack, arc you sure you lo\ me for what I am? He?Yes, dear! She?Would you love me if 1 wet penniless? He?Then you would not bc wh; you are. "I want a wife." "We can give you a marriage 1 cense." "But I haven't as yet found a girl. "Then perhaps you had better tak out a hunting lisccnse." A "Cure" For Ivy Poisoning. The fear of poison ivy, which ha kept many a city dweller away fror the woods and meadows a whole sea son through, is now an unnecessar fear The specter in the shadows o the forest is gone. Science has pre videci the means of warding off the ill ness which otherwise would follow in fection. The remedy is iust an appli cation of ordinary gasoline. Bcnzin may be used instead. Science has discovered that the ir ritation of the skin, in ivy poisoning, i no different from any other chemica burn, and that gasoline or benzine wil dissolve and remove the poisonous oi of the ivy if applied in time. As man; as eight hours may elapse between thi touching of the ivy and the applica tion of the remedy. "Tommy," the schoolma'am asked "why are you scratching your head?" " 'Cause nobody else knows jus where it itches." jam portl TJERMAI r'PennaiM anH rmi ncnt feeding health. Fan shows greate ment. Your local much of the ci His capital, tie building mater of community With such a ally has sciectc depend on. 1 fence posts, fc recommend Al by which all o THE ATI Sales Offices yju, Northan ''The Standard b alltfherMakes.are! I ? 5 Some Kick. - A fashionably dressed lady, accom i panied by her little dog, was doing 1 i some shopping in one of the large y | Nickel and Dime Stores. Meeting a 1 i floorwalker, she asked if he woule ^ mind her dog while she made some large and expensive purchases. He I good naturedly agreed to do so. A ^ few minutes later she saw the floor" walker make a furious kick at the dog and coming over assured him that her ^ little pet would never bite him. a "Perhaps he won't bite, lady, but he f had his leg up to kick me." r- _____ Farm For Sale. ?-1 :d i A desirable farm, 150 acres of clean i land, fine timber tracts and good . buildings. Close to town. Limestone , country and low-grade railroads. Possession April 1st. House has ten ' rooms, bath and lights, steam heat, new j barn, good fences and a good road I Inquire at the Register office, Shep; herdstown. !h' ? >o Jr wws(y/?a?^l r* l| ron headacm J d- Buy a boor today J ^ thw rm"a' is The Champion r! OF ALL ? SPEED 15 POWER 5 flND I ENDURANCE >- CONTESTS ct l Harley-Davidsott . MOTORCYCLES c "" ~ Place your order NOW for a spring delivery. For a demonstration see or e write ?|C. K. CONNER, Representative SHEPHERUSTOWN, W. VA. P. O. Box 176. Distributor for Jefferson county. : FOR SALE Nine-room house on Prinrecc cellar, garden, electric lights, etc. A good, comfortable home. Lot on Main street 40x203, unim1 proved. y Scven-itiom house and an acre of ,f land, all necessary outbuildings, near DuPRclds. Fruit and plenty of water Small farm, about y? acres, on the . pike, one mile from a shipp.3g point Comfortable house of eight rooms, small barn. Twenty acres of this e place in orchard, in full bearing, popular varieties. One brick house, 7 rooms, cellar, s cistern, large garden, electric lights, 1 and necessary outbuildings. . ' One frame house of 10 rooms and large lot. ? One buflding lot 90x95 feev desirable part of town. Wanted, a small place in or nea? Shcpherdstown, two to ten acres, improved or unimproved. J. Strider , Moler. | t J. STRIDER MOLER REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE. CLS?1 HMD CEMpm? B ?IENCE means ECONOMY, nt fencing protects both stock |K ds, and reduces labor. Permsfloors save food and save stock ning, like any other industry, |^R st profits from proper equip. t building 'material dealer dnttnt -edit for modern farm construction. d up in comparatively slow moving has kept on hand the meats ^Hh improvement. n investment on his part he naturd such materials as he could safely or concrete construction, whether -eding floors or silos, he is apt to .las Portland Cement, "the Standard ther makes are measured." LAS PORTLAND CEMENT ^K: COMPANY u New York?Boatoo?Philadelphia iptoo. Pa.?Hudson, N. Y.?Lctdi, Ala. Eggs ondPoukryBs We willpay best c*>h \ :ke ; justifies tor strictly clean. -resit e.^j ; poultry at our office it<* ir . reGtttj. Can take care ot e^^is v ; tf.er f> o'clock. Will be at the office Satuida* until 9 o'clock. BF.NJ. HART/ELL ^Hc INO. H. SCitoVtM: RT.n The pancy Grocer, Confectioneries. rigcrs ^Hc Tobacco etc. ^HS o?J? -? ' - , ^vuiki y rruuuv. Ir. LXCWjt We!shans* Building. Main Stntt Shcpherdstowu \\ \a. H. C. Marten's GREAT CHt'^P Hardware Store,? Shepherdstov/n, W. Ya., ?manufacturer ot? riNandSHEf . H and wholesale and retail dealer m < ^B Hardware, While Lead, Siova^Hl Pumps, Putty, Glass, Oils, Paints, Leather, Rims, Hubs, Spokes. Hardware Department. K Bar Iron, Nails, Horse Mioes.uitt ^B.Iron Wash Kettle^, lir.'S' Cow and Porcelain Kettles. >kii:e's.Ualt Irons, Trace, Butt, Cow and .lata ? Chains, Farm Bellc Screen Dood and Windows, Aire u r, FcnciWirt, ^BBarbed Wire, S?.v\s, lli.ck Hawk Corn Shelters, Lav 11 Mowers,Files, I A!! Sizes Bolts, Loaded Sheik, Po?dcr and Shot. Hv , Paint and Oi? Department. H Raw and Boiled Lir.sec ; !,Harnet Oil, Machine Oil, Black lrap,Ta*^K pentine, N. C.andCias ? jr,Gasoline, ^K-. Varnish, Japan Dryer, Knot KtHfi , White Lead, Red Le.id, Spmw Biown, Calcined Plac?er, Holland Cement, Lard Oil, l'la:.i ring H4, BE| Coat oil, Neat Foot Oi1, fsh [ft ira-.ii DUCK OUdD, 9iupnur, Borax. Mm pntcnt Plasteridp, prepared for imrneJo* ?; use. Iniernatio , ock Food and Cjieasonk Horse lr,y Cattle Powders. r HT; Frank .Vtiller's Harness Dressing. Mi* Oil Soap H* Black l.-unh's Fool Harness Oil. rhc Perfection Blue Flame WicklessO# ^Br Stove?safest. H| I'he Four Leai Clover Cream Separator. Mp where the milk is not mixed or J* &; luted with water, saving it pure1 sweet for far-iiy use. Wall Piper iurr.'S'icd cn short notat? HB I reduced prices. , .Reduced Price1; on Haying lools B.irn Doory .Hangers and Track. ? Force Pumos. I )oen w#*ll Pi:mns. U* ^Kr vanized bucket Pump an5 V>iW Purifier, I X L Chain Pumps. : A I-arjje Slock of Cooking and HMtjJ Br ; stoves! fo burn coal or wood. AlsoKf" Repairs furnished for all /otterns w stoves. V l'he Keystone and I X I. Cider >\?IK,Cop- K per Kettles, Apple r'arers, AO B bicycles <oi sale :n i repairs fur: stied V r.n and (lalvani/ed Rooting and S"'1"' K ing put on by experience I ? o?kr?f? M in the best manner. ... B White Fnameled Iron bedsteads > Steel Spring ' lattrcsses, V. >e Co* Hammock Chairs and Swings. Df H. C. Marten,I K Shepherdstown, W. Va. B Prices to conform to the times VerfUJ I For bahy's croup, Willie's daily cu? and bruises, mother's sore ''/p^ Bt Rrandma's lameness.?Dr. Thomas t lectic Oil?the household remedy# Hk and 60c. B, For a mild, easy action of the try Doan's Regulcts, a modern w* tlve. 30c at all stores. 1 SI.50 gets the Register a Vfjr'