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I STABLISHED 184SL
I ; . L. SNYDER, Publisher
^ I Hi IKLASON TRIAL.
I
IU'ednodav and Thursday of last
* ere r a k i.- n up at the treason trial
Blizzard in Charles Town
u:>ti for the State and the de.
.. found discussion of the
r treason. Argument was on j
/ b\ the defense, first to
t:u prosecution to designate
.V ert act of Blizzard upon which
...... : r conviction, and second,
, . -out all testimony and direct
j verdict for the defendant.
F\ presenting the defense, Attorney |
i.,: .. M Mason. Jr. made a general
!f...N up " methods of the coal
r-T.,i rs. and denied that the march j
re '-rs could be interpreted as
.. A:torne> Houston attacked
: : .nt and made a technical
-g . .r: against the proceedings. At
. T ,v -end ridiculed the idea of
rt.i a j declared that the evidencu
-. red r tiling that could be con..trued
as treason.
F t; State Mr Belcher contended
that the armed march constituted a
or. of w.r and that those who took
were traitors?that they ob5ened
no law and nullified official authority.
judge W ids rendered his decision '
Friday morning, when he over-ruled I
I- :? i - . the defense, i nc court
den.cd the doctrine of the defense that
mere is no -"eh thing possible as trea
n against the State under the dual
rm of government in this country. The
stitut:on t the State recognizes
g inst the State, the court
cid, botr. the State and federal govemments
are only divisional under this
cual system, but all the great police j
powers ot government have been re crved
for thL- State under the di- !
- n of powers in the system. The i
a; te has a right to expect and demand j
allegiance ttoni the citizens who live !
n its borders and to inete out
punishment to tlt< se who fail to give
- allegiance, the court held.
Regarding the declaration as to the J
purpose ot the defendant and his asthere
is varying testimony, the
, urt poir.tej out. and that makes it a
proper matter tor the jury. Blizzard
is to be held accountable for the overt
acts winch he committed in Logan
. w.:\, tie court ruled.' The evidence
as to the conducts and declarations ot"
the defendant and his confederates in
K nj Boone counties are prop- I
tr or. the general aspects of the case,
bu: no overt act of the defendant in
B 'a r K.n.iwhn counties should he
I relied upon by the State for conviction
The main point of the defense
by the defendant is his personal par-'
t;eipatii':^ and only the acts performed
S m L'Ran county will be permitted
to so to the jury against the detend.int,
and the court said it would
so .!".>tru^t the jury. Answering the
<juc?t;on to "what is an overt act?"
v itnessed by two people,
the c urt 1. that the beginning of the
at..-.a > - .1 - o\ert act which constituted
tre.tr n llf.i.i.ig conspiracy and
a--tmblaRC.
treason," the court con-arTy
every one who
takes pat ling the defendant and
nnned the march, is
6'.:ilt\
it's presence in Logan
- armed miners is csr.'
ng held, it can be
p facie evidence of his
t is ah ut the only act
upon.
..1 little sympathy
ol the defense that
present proceedings
Ti.r conflict" and
' ' v court should not
t as treason. If
the court held, the po
Ij be correct; out
f-et" ecn cantfal an
'' vcrstep t ie
! nun", crime, the
I
. r t; defct:sc began
; A C. Por'
was a good
m
>>t the dc!c'
,rd v 's r. Charleston
. < st \l! ins while
on. except when he
v- : .tr /one to induce the
Hr- surrender. D<>c BarIBI
k" iid that Bli/zard was
\] men to surrender.
' re tv badly confused on
' 2
t Attorney C. W. Oscnt
M ^ i. whom he accused
T ikying way while;
I xani>ning a witness.
HT 11 persons should
Bl f -elves in court as not
,rr counsel in any
V ;'er explained that
^E| lively day in court.
that the principal dc 1
. rJ would be an 'alibi,
s made every effort
" purpose in visiting
V / ?> simply to have the
H? 'Rhting. The day was
B k - '' drawn-out legal wranII
c'ashcs between the
h witnesses were grilled
f|av. ",nc of them had a hard
U-r . u 5xafnination.
"vs. I'andhohz was a witfor
the defense. He
f with Mooncy.
* ; ? ,(/ard. .and said that
jht : t. " ,K'r wullingness to get
I . '"d On his fir,
I M --^LPSnSSA* _Randholtz
Sljcpl
Shephei
had no troops, but he had U. S. soldiers
come on afterward.
cm i uesuay w. K. inurmond, pres- '
ident of the Logan County Coal Oper- <
ators' Association, testified that his '
association had contributed about S61,- 1
000 for the first nine months of 1921 <
and about :>45.<XK) in 1920 for the 1
maintenance of the deputy sheriff sys- '
tern in Logan county. He said the i
association had contributed about S15>,- 000
to aid the prosecution at the trial, {
S1.000 in attorney's fees and the rest i
in other expenses. Part of this, he <
said, was advanced on the receipts of 1
the Jefferson county clerk. <
David Fowler w;as an interesting I
witness on Tuesday. He parried At- <
torney Ostenton's cross examination 1
with lively retorts, and stood the pros- i
edition's fire very creditably On the t
other hand, Mr. Osenton hopelessly !
entangled R. P. Toncy and Marion Wil- I
liams, two witnesses for the defense, t
who under cross examination were re- '
duced to a?speechless condition. I
The attorneys for the defense an- 1 <
nounced that would pro'-ably get (
through with their witnesses by this' ;
Thursday evening. <
Minstrels Make a Hit. (
The minstrel show given by the mem- '
bers of Potomac Post of the American '
Legion last Friday night made a real
hit. The house was crowded, and from '
the very first the audience was enthus- '
iastic iiv its enjoyment. The Hambone 1
Quintette, composed of W. D. Himes, 1
David Jones, W. R. Legge, Richard !
Knott and B, S. Pendleton, Jr., sang
hi nut: narmony,
and the Hen Roost Quintette
with stringed instruments played by j1
Graham brothers, Harr, Jones and
Reinhart, was first-rate also. Win. B. <
Snvdcr, as Tnmbo. and Wm. It Himcs, ,
as Bones, sang solos very acceptably. ,
and the concluding song, "Leave me
with a smile." bv Or. G. R. Beddou. ,
was one of the best numbers on the ]
programme. Charles Musser also sang ,
i a solo and gave a monologue.
The grand minstrel ring was irresistibly
funny. W. R. Legge, "Uncle
j Eph," was interlocutor?and a good j
| one. The end men were Harry B ,
l Goldsborough. as "Johnson." and B. S. I
Pendleton, Jr., as "Brown." Mr. Pen- j \
1 dlcton was a tiptop end man. but we J,
didn't think much of Mr. Goldsbor- i (
ough's performance. The middle men
were fm. D Himes, Win. B. Snyder,
J McClure Moler, David Jones. Allan
Wilkins, Richard Knott, James Johnson
I and Holmes Reinhart. The whole
I minstrel ring was entertaining to the
j highest degree, except Mr. Goldsbor|
ough. Their jokes, new and old, had a
; local flavor that brought roars of laugh'
ler, though some of the victims didn't <
: roar very loud?a sickly grin was all
that they could muster. The bits were
| timely and appropriate?except Mr.
Goldsborough's were not very good.
' We didn't care for some of his at all.
Miss Rachel Snyder's accompaniments
j on the piano and Dr. Beddow's supi
port on the saxophone were especially
pleasing. :
"Uncle Eph" announced that the mini
strel show is to be a yearly feature. :
This brought forth great appiausc. and
we predict that the next jyrformance
j will have the biggest crowd ever. It
i might be well to drop Mr. Goldsborough
from the next show, however
The above was written by the senior
editor before hp left for Wheeling
yesterday. It might be well to tell of
one of Mr Goldsborough's jokes Ft
may possibly explain some things. Mr. }
Goldsborough brought down the house
when he told this one on the editor:
He said Bill Luria paid his subscription
to the Register, and when he asked
for a receipt he was assured that no
receipt was necessary?that the books
' would show ;t was paid. "No. no."
said Bill "You give me a receipt. I
trvghf die, and when I go to Heaven
St. Peter will ask if I am an honest
man. I will tell him that 1 am. He
will ask me to show my receipts. I
will have all of them except that for
the Register?and just as like as not
I'd have to hunt all over hell to find
Mr. Snyder and get mv receipt." Pcr-~j
haps this is the reason the chief wants
Mr. Goldsborough dropped from the
roll. Other folks said that he was
just about the best of the troupe.
J. W. Snyder's Will.
Ml \vr:n:??
I fie Mill Of JUIIII w 1111 a 111 oiiyuvi,
who died in Shepherdstown several
weeks ago, was filed for probate in
the county clerk's office last week,
i He names as his executors his brother,
t H 1.. Snyder, of Shepherdstown, and
; his nephew. Dr. Standish McCleary, of
Baltimore, who are to serve without
bond. He leaves to his nephews. Albert
B. Cooktis and John William
Snyder Cookus. and to his niece, Rachel !
Snyder, each S500; to his brother-inlaw,
H. M Turner, S200; to the Lutheran
Home for the Aged at Washing- i
ton S200: to his sister, Mrs. H. M.
Turner, his furniture; to his nephew.
H. I.. Snyder, Jr., his gold watch and I
[chain and other jewelry; to Dr. Stan-'
dish McCleary, the oil paintings of his ,
father and mother during Dr. McCleary's
lifetime, at his death going
to H. L. Snyder or the latter's oldest
son or grandson. All the rest and res~ !
idue of his estate is left, share and
share alike, to his brother, H. L
Snyder, and his three sisters, Mrs. |
Ella McCleary, Mrs. Lulu Cookus and
Mrs. H. M. Turner.
l After having kept splendid time
for more than a year the faithful old
I town clock has had a relapse this week,
i and we reallv don't believe it is the i
, fault of the clock?we suggest winding, j
! See Reno Saturday night.
l)cri>6l
MONTANI SEMPER
dsfown, Jefferson County, W
DEATH IS EVER BUSY.
Mrs. Jane Vanderhorst Bowly, wid)w
of Edmund Bowly, died last Thurslay
morning in Asbury Park. New Jersey,
after a long illness, in the 92d
,-ear of her age She was the mother
)f E. Heyward Bowly and occasionally
visited Mr. Bowly in Shepherdstown
*hen he and his family lived here.
Mrs. Bowly was a remarkable character
?a woman of keen intelligence and
tlcrt mind, and had lived through many
nteresting experiences. She was born
in the Tulirtnny plantation in the
Beaufort district of South Carolina, and
jften referred to the fact that she had
cnown live wars the Indian, Mexican,
Civil, Spanish-American and World
War. During the Civil War she often
served as a despatch bearer for the
Confederacy. It is said that she was
selected to carrv the last despatches
that went from Charleston, S. C.,
through to Washington during the Civil
War. These despatches, which contained
drafts, called for the sending of
:ertain needed articles by way of
Charleston. Among the noted organizations
with which Mrs. Bowly was
:onnected were the Daughters of Colonial
Dames, the Daughters of the
Confederacy, Daughters of the Revolution,
Hugenot Society of South Carolina
and the American Red Cross. She
was a communicant of St. Michsel's
Church in Charleston. Besides her
son above named, who had given his
mother the most devoted attention for
a number of years past, Mrs. Bowly is
survived by a daughter, Mrs. John W.
Aymar, of Asbury Park, and a son,
George H. Bowly, of Jefferson City
The body was taken to Charleston for
burial.
We are sorry to note the death of
William Randolph Alder, a former
resident of this vicinity, which occurred
st his home at Benton, Arkansas, last
Wednesday night. His death was
mused by paralysis. He was stricken
last fall, but had recovered and wai
getting along vcrv well when ho had
a second stroke May 14th, which resulted
in his death Ihc following
Wednesday. He was (19 vears old
Mr. Alder, who owned the little farm
north of Shepherdstown now owned by
J. W. Walker, left here in 1911, and had
since lived in Arkansas, where he wad
engaged in truck farming. He was a
genial, good-hearted man, industrious
and energetic, every ready to do a
favor, and was a consistent member oi
the Methodist Church. His old friends
here will regret to learn of his death
Besides his wife, he is survived by the
following children: John, of Shepherdstown;
Charles, of Washington;
Frank, of Crawfordsville, Ark.; Roy.
Don, Virginia and l.cna. at home. He
was buried in Arkansas.
Mrs. Hattie Stewart, wife of Augus
tus btewart, died at her home in Bolivar
last week. For several months
Mrs. .Stewart had suffered from heart
trouble, and on Tuesday afternoon became
violently ill. The attack proved
fatal Wednesday morning. Mrs. Stewart
was highly esteemed hv all who
knew her. She was a daughter of the
late Alfred Burton, for years a resident
of Bolivar. Surviving, besides her
husband, are a son. Chauncey Stewart,
principal of the Halltown public school,
a sister, Mrs. Dolph Sponseller. of
Martinsburg. and a brother, Howard
Burton, of Bolivar.
Mrs. Elizabeth Fuller Child, wife
of George H Child, for many years
a resident of Harper's Ferry, died
last week at her home in Charles ton,
W. Va., after an illness of two
weeks. Besides her husband, Mrs
Child leaves one daughter. Mrs. Helen
Kingsbury, of Taunton, Massachusetts,
and a son, a law student of Washington
and Lee University.
Elmer Peacher, a life-long resident
of the county, died suddenly at his
home in Bolivar. He full while walking
in the vard of his home and expire!
before medical aid could reach him.
For years he was an employee of the
B. & O. Railroad.
Notes of the Churches.
Trinitv Episcopal Church, Shcphcrd*town?Sunday
after Ascension, Church
school and adult Bible class. 0.45 :
m. Morning prayer and sermon,^ 11
a. m Evening prayer and sermon 7.30
p. m. Wednesday, May 31st, 7.30 r
m., evening praver and beginning of
lectures on the "History of Christianity."
There will be services in the Presbyterian
churches Sunday, if Provi
dcnce permits, in Shepherdstown at
II a. m.. and at Kearneysvillc at .3
p. m. The Sunday School Forcig i
Missions Day scvrice will be given
at both churches.
Service at Elk Branch Church Sunday
at 11 a. m. Communion service
in Zion Presbyterian Church at .3 p. rn
Beginning Monday, May 29th. there
will be services each night of th week
in the Union Church at JWiddl'eway at
R o'clock.
M. E. Church?Mt. Wesley. 10 a. m .
Sunday school and men's Biblc class
Shepherdstown, 9 45 a. m., Sunday
school and adult Bible class.,7.30 p
m., sermon by the pastor. All welcome.
Christ Reformed Church?10 a. m..
Sunday school; 11 a. m.. morning worship
with sermon. Grace Church,
Kcarneysville?2 p. m.. Sunday school;
3 p. m., the evening service.
M. E. Church South?Sunday schol
at Shepherdstown II a. m., Epworth
League 6.30 p. m., preaching at Marvin
Chapel at 2.30 p. m.
Lutheran- Service Sunday at Uvilla
at 11 a. m. and in Shepherdstown at 7
p. m.
town
LIBFRI.
est Virginia, Thursday, May 25,
PERSONAL NOTES.
Mrs. G. \V. Ferrcll is spending this
week with relatives in Roanoke, Va
She will meet there her daughter, MiH
Julia Ferrell, who has been teaching
at Maybeury, W. V'a., and they expect
to return home on Saturday.
Messrs. Ernest Growl. Horace Crowe,
J. H Hill and Norman Harticll motored
to Baltimore last Friday and attended
the big Karnum and Bailey circus.
William Stubbs willingly went
i along as driver.
Mrs Paul Kelchner is enjoying ?
pleasant visit with friends in Brooklyn,
N. V . and will also visit in Philadelphia,
Baltimore and Washington before she
: returns home.
.Mrs. Raymond Babv is here from
! New York opening here summer home
for Mr. and Mrs. Rielly, of that city,
to whom she has rented it for the
' summer.
James Haley, who has been in Shepherdstown
attending Shepherd College,
left last Saturday for Roanoke,
j Va . where his parents arc now resid- <
I ing.
.Miss Addic R. Ireland, of the art
department of Shepherd College, spent
several days in Washington the rast
week attending an art convention.
i Mrs. 11 M. Turner has been in Bal- I
timorc this week for a visit to her sister.
Mrs Ella McClcary, who has
not been well for some weeks past.
Misses Mary Louise Lucas and Paul!
inc Waddv. of Shcphcrdstown, spent
i 'he week-end with .Miss Elizabeth Lur
,< if l ??
Miss Agnes Bell, who has been
teaching in the public school at Richmond,
this State, has returned to her
home litre for the summer vacation
l)r ^tandish McClcary and Mr. John
i McCleary, of Baltimore, spent a day
I | or two in Shcpherdstown on business
j the past meek.
! Mr. E. Hess Reinhart has been quite
j sick at his home in this place the past
! meek with a severe attack of indigesI
tion.
Miss Mary A. Moler has been spendII
ing the past two weeks with Mr. and
Mrs. I.. 1). Duke in Harper's Ferry.
1 Mr. G. C. Sager mas among the sub^
scribcrs mho called to renew his subscription
the past meek.
Mrs. C. A. Kibler and little daughter.
! of Dufllelds made this office a pleasant
call on Tuesday.
Miss Edith Donley attended the State
Sunday School Convention at Keyset
the past meek.
\V/? -I I
ww wtit ijii-coiu 10 nave a can on
Monday from Rev. Dr. John C. Siler, of
Dufflelds.
A\rs. Nellie l.eggc is in Washington
for a visit of several days.
ltod> of llahy Found.
A fully-developed body of a new-horn
baby girl was found on the State property
near the dormitory at the edge of
town at an early hour this morning by
a State employee. President White
immediately summond Magistrate Miller,
who is getting a coroner's jury to
gctlier as we go to press.
The preliminary autopsy by physicians
showed that the body had been
placed carefully on the ground, for
there were no scratches or marks to
show that it had been roughly handled,
i The doctor also stated that the child
had been horn normally, and had been
dead six or seven hours. The first
suspicion would naturally point to the
dormitory, but the fact that there in
not a sick girl in the place today, everyone
of them being in school, makes it
physically impossible for suspicion to
be placed there. One girl was s'ck
yesterday afternoon, and, uhen questioned,
willingly submitted to a physical
examination, and was completely
exonerated by the physician. The only
supposition that can be formed is that
the body was carried to the State
property in the hope that suspicion
would be directed away from the guilty
part.y The result of the investigation
: : - ?. ?-?.!?
i IIII; tuii'iiti a | u i jr is in i iiv Jiiiinii;
J as we go m press.
Confederate Memorial Day Programme.
The following is the programme for
Confederate memorial day in S'.iephcrdstown,
Saturday, June 3, 1922:
Procession will form at 2 o'clock in
front of Shepherd College, order as *
follows:
Capt. John K. Bcckcnbaugh, Marshal.
Drum Corps.
Potomac Post, No. 27, American
Legion.
Sons of Veterans.
Daughters of the Confederacy.
Veterans.
Proceed to the cemetery.
EXERCISES AT THF. MONUMENT
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Charles Ghiselin.
Responsive Service, led by J. H. i
Schoppert.
Taps by Bugler, Wn. I). Himes.
Benediction by Rev. Charles Ghisclin.
EXERCISES AT THE SPEAKER'S
STAND
Music by the choir.
Prayer by Rev. W. M Compton.
Address by Hon. H. M. Calhoun,
of Franklin. W. Va.
Music by the choir.
Benediction by Rev W. M. Compton.
All Daughters of the Confederacy
will meet at the gate of the cemetery
at 1.30 o'clock.
! Help the firemen, go to see Reno.
Hegi
1922.
LITTI.K LOCALS.
The contractors who arc to huild the
new State road between Kccd>svillc
and Shcphcrdstow n are now engaged
in constructing the ^concrete shoulders
on each side of the roadway and in
making the underground drains that
carry the Hood waters.
Miss Hennine Schwed. Held secre
tare of the National Association lot
Constitutional Goverment made an interesting
address before the Woman's
Club here yesterday afternoon Hei
talk wiis directed against socialism and
bolshc\ism and she gave her audience
much to think about. I
H L Snvdcr, editor of the Regis- ,
for llllc J *- ^
?, . wti r>y *juvrrnnr
I'. F. Morgan to be a member of the |
State Board of Children's Guardian* !
He succeeds Rev. Dr. F. J Brooke, of
Rotnnev, who recently moved from tho
State Mr. Snyder has been in Wheeling
this week attending his first meet j
ing of the board.
The West Virginia demonstration
packing plant at Inwood, Betkelcyl
county, expects to pack from I2,(XX> to i
15,000 barrels of apples this year, dca- j
pitf the decrease in the size of the crop |
due to the recent freeze. This Trcc/e !
is estimated to have cut the yield down
from 800 cars to about 250 ears These |
figures from the Inwood plant are probably
an indication of what other plants i
may do.
We have had several cards from G!
W Hoffman, who is on his way from
Shcphcrdstown to California in his automobile.
with Mrs. Hoffman and Miss
Lucy Butler. The first few days out
he said they had mountains and hills
| in full sufficiency. They reached Chicago
the latter part of last week, and
were to start westward again Monday;
or Tuesday. They have had fine luck
so far and arc enjoying their trip
greatly. Thc Register is following
| them, and Mr. Hoffman w rites thai
the further they get from home thc
more they enjoy thc home paper.
I A Good had thc misfortune while
out ''riving last Sunday afternoon to j
run into a telephone pole at the cor- I
tier of Washington and Duke streets j
The radius rod came loose just as he
was making the turn and his Ford ]
roadster made a bee line for the n*nr 1
i est pole. Not satisfied with the damage ]
; already inflicted, the bin icecream truck
' from Hagerstown was following close- I
ly in the rear and before the driver
could get the truck under control it
' jammed into the rear end of the roadj
stcr, causing further trouble. Mr.
! Good escaped with slight injuries, Ins
i lip being cut from the broken windshield.
His car was rather badly dami
aged.
In another column may be found the
| announcement of J. Strider Molcr as a !
i candidate for the Legislature from |
Jefferson county. Mr. Molcr, who is
! mayor of Shcphcrdstown and one of
| our most popular residents, is well and
j favorably-known throughout the coun;
ty. Conservative and in close touch
with the needs of the people, conI
scicntiontt in the performance of his j
| duties, he is the type of man who would
represent our county faithfully in the
I Legislature should he be sent there,
' Those who know him best arc most en'
thusiastic in his support, for they knnv.
mat nc is qualified to It 11 clticicntly
J and honorably the position f" which he
J aspires.
I Kirkland S. McKec, of Shcphcrds1
town, as may be seen by announcement
( in another column, is a candidate for
the Democratic nomination for County
; Superintendent of Schools for Jeffer
son county, subject to the primary
election on August 1st. Mr. McKee is
j one of our welf-known and highly-ru[
garded young men, and is well qualified
for the position to which he aspire.
He is a gradtidntc of Shepherd Col;
lege and has had cxpriencc as a teach- !
er irt public schools, having taught the
past couple of years at Klkin#, this
State. Wherever he has taught he has
given entire satisfaction. Personally
and professionally he can be recom,
mended in the highest terms for county j
, superintendent.
, Dr. G. R. Bcddow, the new dentist,
now has his offices in the Register
building completely furnished and
fitted, and all things are in order. His
ped. and all things are in order. His
I electric fixtures have all been connected
up, the X-ray machine put in
order, hot and cold water installed,
and everything needful for his practice
arranged. It is doubtful if there
is as complete an equipment in alf
this section as that of Dr. Bcddow,
and he is especially skilled in its use
His services are already being appre-j
ciated and his engagement book is
filling up. There is general satisfaction
that so good a dentist has located
in Shepherdstown.
President W. H. S. White, of Shepherd
College, who had been called to |
West Union by the death of his uncle.
naa a narmw escape iron) serious injury
and prohahly death last night on
a Baltimore & Ohio train at Salem, XV
Va. Mr White had his son, Billy
with him and when the train stopped
at Salc-m, Billy expressed a desire to
i take a nap, and stretched himself on
' the scat. Mr. White then moved to
another seat close by and just as the
i train was pulling from the station there
, was a crash and the window of the
' seat where he had Deen sitting was
I shattered by a bullet fired from the
i outside. Billy, who was sleeping
I peacefully was showered by broken
glass, and Mr. White is still congratu-]
latWig himself that the youngster pitk-:
J ed that particular station to take a
I nap. The police immediately set out to
:find the culprit, but with what success
! we have not found out.
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?g- $1.50
A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
NEW VOL. 58--No. 21.
TH>: CHAUTAUQUA.
The advance agent of the Swurthmorc
Chautauqua. Mr Bellis, which
will present its programme in Shcphcrdsiown
June 14th to I9tn, was here
Monday and Tuesday conferring w ;t
the local guarantors and making t v
preliminary arrangements At a meeting
Monday night committees were appointed
to" conduct the business of the
various departments.
The programmes have been issued,
and a very attractive series of performances
may be anticipated. Music,
lectures and entertainments arc provided
to suit all tastes and ages, and
Chautauqua week will be a big event
in Shepherdstown and a real feat to
the people ?f the community. Wednesday,
June 14th, after preliminaries'
and greetings, there will be concerts by
the Chapel Singers, a Junior Chautauqua
and a lecture by Elliott A. Boyl,
a veteran platform speaker. On Thursday.
the special features will be a concert
by the Colafcmina Concert Company
and lecture by I)r. Gregory Zifhoorg.
Friday there will be concerts
j by the Fara Groves Musical Sextet and
a lecture by Mrs. Helen B. Paulsen,
"The Mother Goose Woman." Saturday
afternoon there will be a lei turc
by Madam A. C. Zehncr and Tableaux
Vivants. Saturday night will be
one of the big events of the week, whefl
the comedy-drama, "Turn to the Right."
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..... i-t (jrescmca ny a company tlu?t
j includes a number of professional acj
tors. This is an exceedingly popular
| play?it has had a run of 443 nglits
in New York City and 319 nights in
I Chicago. It alone will be worth tiic
I price of a season ticket, according to
| those who have seen it. Sunday, as
was the case last year, a union reUnions
service will be held in the eveI
ning, to be conducted by the ministers
of the town, and which will be parI
ticipated in by the talent remaining
i here over Sunday. Monday afternoon,
the last day, there will be a Punch and
Judy Show for the especial benefit
of the children. Monday night the
five-day programme will end in n blaze
of enthusiasm with a grand closing
concert by the Colonial Operatic Company.
From the nbove programme it tnav be
seen what a really fine scries of entertainments
has been provided. Chautauq
. week is something to look forward
to with the liveliest interest.
Season tickets, good for every pcr|
formancc, arc $2.50. As there are
i eighteen events, it may be seen how
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dren's season tickets will be SI.00.
Single admissions will be 75 cents, except
on Saturday and Monday nights,
when the admission will be $1.00
Our people are urged to buy season
tickets, as this will not only be much
cheaper for them, hut it will protect the
guarantors who have made the Chautauqua
possible. Single admissions go
to the Chautauqua Coinpnny. The sale
of season tickets makes good the guar|
antee of our local people.
We hope that everybody will be interested
in this delightful nnd tielpf 1
' entertainment that means so much to
|our community In the way of clean,
wholesome pleasure.
A Nice Little Nature Story.
Miss Violet Dandridgc reports an in,
fercsting episode front ' ic Grove
, A little white pigeon vith its pin
i feathers scarcely dry was placed in
a box with some dav old chicks. It
at once adopted the downy little feli
lows and undertook to give them a
mother's care. It even scratched for
them, though its efforts in this I'ne
were hardly up to the standard of a
regular hen. It spread its wings over
'them protectingly, and seemed quite
regretful that it could not hover them
all. It defended them from the rur!
iosity of the larger chickens, flght1
ing for them with sturdy blows of its
1 wings. It was not afraid to fight
| grown-up persons who presumed to
; handle thc little chicks. The chicks
grew to he very fond of their foster
1 mother, and called lustily for her
1 when she would be away from them
i for even a few moments. Rut, alas!
this happy little Eden was frightfully
disturbed. A rat got among the little
! chicks one night and ate 'em all up.
| The little mother pigeon was disconsolate
for several days, but Miss Dan1
Ami, ?.??- - ? ...
v4.mkv hjur puy on ncr ana proviaca
her with another family of chicks,
i She is giving to these adopted children
the same watchful care, and it is most
interesting to observe her jealous attentions
to them. They are as devoted
to her as she is to them, and look upon
her as a real mother. A singular
thing has been noted?being a bird, and
not a domestic fowl, the pigeon's ways
arc different from those of a hen, and
the little peeps are learning from her
bird habits. For instance, when a danger
signal is sounded, instead of running
to hover under the mother's
wings, they adopt the tactics of bird9
and hide themselves motionless beneath
the weeds or such cover as they can
find. The raising of this little family
presents some very Interesting aspects,
and nature lovers are finding some cur;
ious incidents in the strange family
jlife.
Arrested On a Serious Charge.
Sam Hale, a negro hailing from Virj
ginia, who has been working for John
Lowe, west of town, is in jail m Martinsburg,
being held on the serious
charge of premeditated assault upon
the eight-year-old daughter of Mr.
Lowe. The little girl was not Injured,
and was warned by Hale to say nothing
to her parents, but the child immediately
informed them and her
father immediately had Hale arrested.

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