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i > i BUSHED 1849. ji. SNYDER, Puhiisher ! i / \ki> Acqrrrreii. i William Blizzard on an ,nj ,-r ' charging him with treason en 1 in the Jefferson Cirr last Saturday night, when the er returned a verdict of not guilty. . ~t. ..:me here from Logan counrtcalled, Blizzard and a - : ther coal miners and union members having been inean county for treason, nm'-er nd other crimes in connection uitr the march cf the armed miners in that -ection last year. T . tri . of Blizzard began on April 27th and ended on May 27th. The prc^ecut; n and the defense were both :n Jt t- irnest, and every step in the ca<L r ught desperately. Scorei rf .. rr - --,s were examined, including G'-i - rnor Morgan of West Virgin i The taking of evidence was concluded la>t Thursday. ? * 1 ^ ... ::.ng Aliuruvy vmiuiiu, ui l-vjur - i:nty, started the argument for the pr> -.cution on Friday morning, and u.i- t Unwed bv James M. Mason, jr of f.harles Town, for the defense. X x V'an Fleet, Montgomery and jl, Unwed for the defense, and Go M Belt/hoover, Jr., and Col, Forrest ^ Brown, of Charles Town, for the St ite. On Saturday Attorney rgued for the defense anil At- irney- Belcher and Osenton the State. The arraignment of Blizzard Sv the two latter attorneys was severe, 1 his wife to tears. The -deal had a visible effect upon the ac : up to this time had maintained i iauntv and unconcerned attire was about thirteen solid hour- "t argument and oratory, and the court-room was crowded with spectors during most of this time. The cav. was given to the jury at o.'O Saturday afternoon, and the men who had the fate of the accused in the r hand- retired to their room. At y.V) the jury announced that it was readv to render its verdict, and the vast crowd that packed the court-room v is all but breathless when the jurymen took their seats. D. B. Shoemaker. who had been elected foreman of the ittry, in resporrse to a question " in ( !crk Conrad, announced that a verdict f .id been agreed upon. Clerk C trad then read the verdict that had tided to him. It said: "\X:. the jury, find for the defendint " iAt; r: .v Townsend, for the defense, que?: nej the form of the verdict, ana he wa> permitted by the court to rewrite it. .is follows: "ViY. the jury, find the defendant nnt emits charged in the within indictment." Thi> correction was signed by Foreman Sh' .maker, and Judge Woods at once ordered the sheriff to adjourn court until Monday morning. As the iudec left the court-room the miners and their supporters began a mighty cheering and yelling for Blizzard and he 1 a hero and applauded and ngratulated. After he left" the court-house the cheering continued on the streets and the colored populatirm of Charles Town, among whom .re h:i 1 been effective propaganda . the past month, took a p: r t part in the proceedings. demonstration in favor ;s hearty and enthusiass an under current of dis TP t unong the conservative f rles Town, and thev were t e effect of the verdict, "f i that a conviction for "'cult thing, but a good ndered if it were wise :ten accused of these of" in expressed h'mself 1!. thev are license! tit another invasiorj n as thev feel like it." considerable reaction in :u iHif.au. i uhv.it s'jbei -set.J itself. ' n the first ballot the to two in favor of acensidcrable discussion a was in luced to change finally the twelfth rci to the verdict of not rumored that no more uM bo tried until 'rimer, hut when court Monday the prosecution i would push the trials in jail who have been t urder. The first man ti^ J fi. Wilburn, who is 'HC Dcnutv <shi?r?Pf f.nrp M t1 is trial was set for W/jods tnd counsel, r announced by Attorney ' r the prosecution that when are disposed ol or Fred Mooney n trial for treason. B defense asked that on murJer charges be W w ;t This was opposed m ecution, who stated that fled the ^tate after H indicted and had been 1 only after great difficulty. "till Headed Westward. I rtnan is still making his rd on his automobile trip We have received a * him written at Iowa City, J very bad roads from v" '1. to Iowa City because 'i ns that had prevailed. They I r i bridge and about a mile I road that had been contnd with the country on both H * iter. A State road man guide them over. Their next 't Omaha, Nebraska, where await the Register. ' the Register a year. Sljcpi 'shonlin V'HV pilV. COMMENCEMENT WEEK. The exercises in connection with commencement week at Shepherd College State Normal School will begin Friday evening of this week, June 2d. when there will be a recital by the music department, under the direction of Miss Hoffman. Saturday evening the department of expression will render a programme, with Mrs. Gibson in charge. Sunday evening the annual sermon to the graduating classes will be delivered by Dr. Robert A. Armstrong, i of the West Virginia University. Dr Armstrong has been heard in Shep; herdstown before, and an intellctual and moral treat is in store for us. Monday night the annual contest of the literary societies will be held. This i is always interesting, and a big audience will enjoy this feature. Tuesday night the Senior Class play will be given in the old town hall. This will be well worth seeing, as it is said to be an especially clever comedy. Wednesday afternoon, from ^ o'clock, there will be exhibits by tho departments of home economics, art, normal training and manual training. Wednesday evening the alumni business meeting, reunion and banquet will be held. The public exercises will take place at 8 o'clock in the auditorium, with an address on "That Roy of Mine," j I by Rev. Edward L-. Folk, of the class of '76. There will also be a reunion I of the classes of '00, '01, '02 and '03. ' The annual banquet will be held in the old town hall after the public pro- I | gram has been concluded. The graduating exercises will be ; j held Thursday morning, June 8th, at 10 o'clock, when an address will be delivered by Dr. A. E. Winship, editor of the Journal of Education, Boston. | Opening Game of the Season. Saturday afternoon. June 3d, at 4 ' o'clock the Artierican Legion, Potomac Post, No. 27, will usher in the 1921? bhseball season. The visiting team i will be Hose Company No. 5, of Martinsburg. The home team will be in the best of condition, and a lively con: test may be looked forward to. We I will have our regular team, with the j exception of Jack Snyder, who has nof ; yci iciurnca irom me university at Morgantown. Kirk McKee is expectj ed to roll in Friday night, and be on the job Saturday for the festivities. ! A drum corps front Martinsburg has been engaged for the occasion, and immediately after the memorial exer| cises at Elmwood cemetery the procession will form and proceed to the ball park. Willis, a new addition to the hurling staff, will make his first I appearance with the Legion nine. , Legge will be on the receiving end. The management of the Legion team wishes us to invite each and every one ' to the game that afternoon. Mayor Moler will wing the first one over to the Martinsburg lead-off man. If you have not already secured your season I ticket, you may do so by getting in touch with any member of the Boy Scout troop. The price is $2.50, which entitles the holder to thirteen homo games this season. Woman's Club Elects Officers. , The Woman's Club of Shepherds- j town Disrtict at a recent meeting elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President?Mrs. W. B. Snyder. First Vice-President Mrs. H. A. Downs. Second Vice-President?Mrs. A. D. Kenamond. Corresponding Secretary?Miss Lillie Marten. Recording Secretary'?Mrs. H. M. Banks. Treasurer- Miss Annie LickliJer. Auditor?Mrs. H. C. Malone. Delegates to the State Convention ? Mrs. E. L. Goldsborough, Miss Eleanor Potts. Airs. \V. H S. White, Miss | Annie Licklider. Mrs. Paul Morrow, Mrs. H. M. Banks. " ? I Play-Ground Instructor Ilcrc. Miss Ivan Fox, an attractive young lady of Fureka Springs, Arkansas, arrived in Shepherdstown on Tuesday and is ready to take up Iter work as playground instructor under the auspices of the Woman's Club. Miss Fox, who comes here with the highest recommendations, has had experience in this line of work and has been a popular teacher. She has been engaged for the months of June, July and August, and will begin her work next Monday. It will be recalled that the Woman's Club last year bought a nice p'ay-ground outfit, and it is anticipated that the little folks will have a delightful summer under the direction of Miss Fox. The parents of the community are cordially invited to send their children to the i play-ground at the graded school next Monday morning. The Hurdy Curdy Girl. The Senior Class of Shepherd Col- ; lege will render a very entertaining play Tuesday evening next, June 6th, | when it will present "The Hurdy Gurdy i I Girl." This is a comedy in three acts, i and is full of fun and interesting sit- i uations. The young men and young women of the class are being coached by Mrs. Robert Gibson, and some of the characters show a good deal of ' talent. The curtain will rise at 8 | i o'clock, and a crow ded house is antic- j 1 ipated. The admission will be 351 cents, reserved seats 50 cents. Tickets on sale at Gibson's drug store. Get ; your seats early, for they will go rap- ; idly. Croquet sets at Boswell's. MONTANI SEMPER rdstown, Jetierson County, W? THK DEATH RECORD. it is with great regret that ?c record the death of Miss Minnic Lcc Moler. which occurred at her home in Shepherdstown last Friday, aged 53 years. 9 months and H> days. She had been in failing health for several months, but it was hoped that she might improve until within the past couple of weeks, when her condition became very serious. Friday about noon she experienced a sinking ^pcll, in which she"suddenly expired. Miss Moler was a daughter of Mrs. Lydia Moler and the late Raleigh V. Moler. She was born and reared at the family home at Dust's Crossing, this county, and lived there all her life until April of this year, when the family moved to Shepherdstow n. She was a woman of the highest Christian character?unselfish, devoted to those about her, thoughtful and kindhcarted. and given to good works. She exempificd in her daily life the religion she professed and was loved by all who knew her. She had been for many years a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her aged mother and a sister, Mrs. Bsssie Watson. The funeral service was held last Sunday in the Presbyterian Church in this place, and was conducted by Rev. Dr. Charles Ghiselin and Rev. Dr. John C. Siler, of Dufiields. The very larRc congregation of sorrowing friends and relatives gave testimony of the esteem in which she was held. The body was laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery. Prank Dennis, who was known in this section as "the water cress king," died at his home in Carlisle, Pa., 'ast Sa urday, aged about 60 vears. His death was from a complication of diseases and was hastened by a carbuncle on the back of his neck. Mr. Dennis started the growing of water cress in a number of springs in Jefferson and Berkeley counties years ago, and the industry was at one time a flourishing one, though not so much attention has been given to it in this section in recent years. Mr. Dennis was a man of considerable means, and was lareelv interested in fruit orimino and in the harvesting of natural ice, besides other enterprises. He is survived by three sons and two daughters. George T. Eight, a well-known business man of Charles Town, died in the hospital in that place last Wednesday, aged 74 years. He had been in failing health for some time past, and had gone to the hospital the previous Sunday for treatment. He was a native of Berkeley county, but had been engaged in the drug business in Charles Town for 52 years. He was highly regarded and had served as mayor of Charles Town. He is survived by a brother, Thomas l-ight, of Berkeley county, and a sister, Mrs. John F. Morrison, near Shepherdstown. His body was taken to Falling Waters for burial. Mrs. Emma Rebecca Remsburg, wife of John D. Remsburg, died last Friday night at her home at Sharpsburg, following a short illness from paralysis. She was 58 years old, and was one of the most highly esteemed women of that community. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters. J. Ranson Flagg, youngest son of the late Captain George H. Flagg, formerly of Charles Town, died recently at his home in New York City. Ikis survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. latnes W. Silcr died at his home ;.t Berkeley Station last Sunday, aged 5.1 Me i stirvivca ry ms wire una eight sons an J daughters. Mrs. Harriet Knode, an estimable lady of Haccrstoven. widow of Oliver H. Knode, died last Monday, aged 75 years. Confederate Memorial Day Programme. The follow ing is the programme for Confederate memorial day in Shepherdstown. Saturday, June 3, 1922: Procession will form at 2 o'clock in front of Shepherd College, order as fellows: Capt. John K Beckenbaugh, 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 Oh'selin. Responsive Service, led by J. H. Schoppert. Taps by Bugler, VTm. D. Mimes. Benediction by Rev. Char'es Ghisclin. EXERCISES AT THE SPEAKER'S STAND Music by trie cboir 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. Average a Bit Too High. So far this week the Baltimore morning mail has missed connections with the Norfolk & Western Railroad at Hagerstown three times. An average of three failures out of four possi; ble chances is going some. If the Western Maryland can't do any better than this the postal authorities 9hould make other arrangtmrnts. ioum LIBERl. :m Virginia, Thursday, June 1 PERSONAL NOTES. Mr. and Mrs J C. Stalcy arc in Shop nerastown waiting to move into their home here ar. soon as the finishing touches have been added and it is readv for their occupancy. Their furniture arrived the first of the week. The old home has been remodeled and repaired and the yard and garden beautified, and it looks pretty and comfortable. We hope that Mr. and Mrs Staley may be very happy in it and enjoy coming back home to this ancient but attractive town. We arc very surl that our people give them warmest wcl come. Mr and Mrs. Clavton Myers arc here from Maybeurv. W. V.t, and arc stopping with his parents, Mr. an 1 Mrs. W C. Myers, on Prospect Avenue, t Mr Myers, who taugh at Maybcury the past year, has fitted himself for the ministry, and has received and accepted a call to the pastorate of the Methodist Church at Vienna, Va., near Washington City. Mr and Mrs. Wesley Williams, ol . Birmingham, Ala., and Miss Leone j Bowers. \iho has been a student at | Agnes Scott College, Occatur, Ga., the past year, drove through from the South this week and arrived in the county on Tuesday. They have opened their summer home, Elmwood, southU lM nf 1 PPttnt n frvr #!*?% months. Mr and Mrs. John Fox. of Phtladclphia, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Soumcrs, of Chester, Fa., were among the visitors in Shepherdstown the past week. Messrs. Fox and Sommers are former Shepherdstown boys, and they greatly enjoyed renewing acquaintance w ith the friends of their youthful days. Mrs. Eleanor Bvers. who spent the past winter with her children in Nashville, Tcnn., has returned to Shepherdstown and is with Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Wysong, at Sudlcy Place. Mrs. Wysong, who was sick for several weeks, is much improved and is able to be out again. Mrs Fonrose Shipley and Mrs. Robert Shipley have returned from Richmond, Va., where they had gone to sec Mrs. G. A. Randolph, who had been I very ill. Her friends will be glad to ! know that she is now imoroving. Miss Pauline Ricamore, who has been employed at Shenandoah Junction, will give up her work there and | will go to Washington and take a course in training as a nurse in one , of the hospitals in that city. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fredeking, of Hinton, W. Va., have been here this week for a visit to Dr. and Mrs. G! W. Banks. They had been to New York with Mr. Fredeking's mother, who sailed for Germany. Dr. N. McK. Wilson, of Davis, W. Va., formerly of Shepherdstown, who has been visiting relatives in Sharpsburg, was here yesterday with his son Willard renewing old acquaintance. Mr. St. John Bycr, who has been in Hagerstown since last fall, has come back to Shepherdstown for the sum mer and is with Mr. and Mrs. R. L. . J Emery at Valley Rest. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Link return! ed Tuesday night from their trip to I Toledo, Ohio. They report a delight- i ful visit to their friends and relatives | in that section Miss Marguerite Billmycr, who has been teaching >n North Carolina the past year, has returned to her home in Shepherdstown for the summer. Mr. Frank V. Myers has been hcrq from New York the past week for visit to his family, who are spending* the summer in Shepherdstown. Miss Ruth Worman, who taught at Salem, W. Va., the past year has finished the school term and returned to' Shepherdstown for the summer. Mrs. Charles Miller and Miss Pauline Miller, of Scottdalc, Pa., spent the weeic-ena witn tne ramuv 01 tinn. j. P. Kearfott at Kearneysville. Mr and Mrs. Edward Barnhart and their little '-.on, of Baltimore, spent the week-end at Mr.. Barnhart's old home in Shepherdstown: Mrs. Jesse Tyson and her children, of Bcrkelev Srrings, have been here this week visiting her parents, Mr and | Mrs. Samuel Swayne. Mr. Raleigh Watson was here from | New York the past week, having been ; called home by the death of his aunt, I Miss Minnie Moler. Mr. Jack Billmver, who is with the : Western Railroad in Baltimore, was home for the week-end and the mc; morial day holiday. Miss Emily Huff, of Philadelphia, ? in Shepherdstown for a visit of several weeks with Mr. anj Mrs. H. M. Turner. Rev. I. D. Worman is in Frederick county, Va., this week, attending the Potomac Conference of the Lutheran Church. Miss Frances Dailey, who taught the past year near Maybeury, W. Va., has returned home for the summer. Mrs. J. Strider Molcr, wife of Mavor Moler, has been confined to her oed ] by sickness the past week. , Mr. Harry Wbite, who taught the ! past year at Richwood, W. Va., is home 1 for the summer vacation. Miss Mary Reinhart was home frsm Washington for the week-end with her mother. Ucgi 1922. LITTLE LOCAIA 0 Frank Hill, who has been ill for several months, followng an attack of paralysis, hut who had gotten so much better that he was able to go out, had another stroke last Friday. He was made helpless for a time, but he ha*since improved somewhat. The Woman's Missionary Society ol the Lutheran Church will serve lunch in the Woman's Club room on Main street Saturday of this week, beginning at 2 o'clock. The price will be 25 cents, and a nice menu will be offered. Home-made candy and cake w?U also be served. Henry S. Shirley, a native of Jefferson county, who has been prominent as a road engineer and builder, amf who for some time pnst has been road engineer of Baltimore county. Md , has Seen appointed bv Governor Trinklc to be chairman of the reorganized State Highway Commission of Virginia. He will get a salary of $12,500 a year. Any Confederate Veteran, Son of a Confederate or Daughter of the Confederacy wishing to secure the reduocd fare to the Confederate reunion at Richmond, June 19, 20, 21 nnd 22, I can procure a certificate entitling them to the same by applying to Col. B. D. 1 Gibson, Commander Stonewall Jackson Camp. Sons of Veterans, or to | Clayton L Haines, Adjutant, Charles i Town. William Brown, a colored man of ! Mnrtinsburg, was convicted of ntoon! shining last week and sentenced to two I years in the penitentiary at Moundsvlllc He asked that he might make the trip to the penitentiary without n ! guard, and it was agreed to. He carried his commitment papers as u let i ter of introduction and in due time Warden Terrell wired hack to JSVartins; burg that the prisoner had arrived all 1 right and had been taken in. Nelson R Roberts is announced as n candidate for re-elcction as eounty commissioner fropi Middleway district. I Mr. Roberts has had long experience 1 as a member of our county court, and it may be said of him truthfully that no commissioner has ever served in this capacity with greater efficiency. He has the business of the county at his i ringers- cnas, and Ills services have ! been simply invaluable. His knowledge of the county's fiscal affairs and his ability as a member of the court entitle him to the fullest consideration at the hands of the voters. fn another column may be found the announcement of F. N. Bonham, of Summit Point, who asks re-election as county superintendent of schools for Jefferson county. We can say for Mr. Bonham that during his incumbency of this office he has given conscientious and efficient attention to its duties, and we believe that he has rendered faithful service in every respect. The increasing obligations of this position j have been met to the very best of his ability, and if he shall be re-elected we have no doubt he will be equally faithful in his service. The Shephcrdstown Public School Is (having its commencement today. The I graduates this year arc Ruth A. Bell, Helen K Chase, Frances E. Crowl. Mar! garet I. Flickingcr, Lacie L. Fralcy, Mary C. Geary, Esther L. Hendricks, Anna M. Hill, Susan H. Hollida. Blanche V James. Charlotte M. Mtildoon, Helen V. Ricantore. Anita R Rush, Maud E. Shepherd, James P ( Berkeley. David Billmyer, jatnes W. Flanagan, Olen W. Hawn. Irving Hollida, Oscar B. Jones. Daniel C. Link Win K. Louden, Craig P. Marshall, I Daniel G Moicr, George W. Myers, i Wm. K. Myers, Wm. L Renncr, Ernest C. VnnMetre John L. VanMetrc, Wm W. Waddy, Wesley C. Whitmcr. I Sflm Hfllf* 1 nflnro loh/ieoe W.?A ~ I - ? " ..."".v., i.au u I hearing last Friday in Martinsburg bcj fore Justice J. C. Wolf on the charge of assault with criminal intent, the [accusation being brought bv John Lowe. ! father of Margaret Lowe, a little girl seven years old, living on the D. Frank Hill place, near Swan Pond. Hale, ( who is about <i0 years old, is from ; Virginia, and had worked at times for , Mr. Lowe. It was testified by the ' little girl that he had unbuttoned her i clothing and put his hand on her body, but he left her without having serious| ly harmed her, threatening her if <shc told anyone what he had done. The : man was held in >5,000 hail, and being i unable to furnish it, was placed in jail in Martinsburg to await the action of ! the grand jury. The memorial day exercises at AnI tietam National Cemetery on Tuesday were attended by a very large crowd. The day was a perfect one, and people ! went to Sharpsburg from far and near. ! There was a very creditable parade through the town to the cemetery, which was participated in by the American Legion, G. A. R. veterans, various lodges and orders, and school children in attractive costumes. Three band?) from neighboring towns furnished music. At the rostrum in the lovely cemetery the usual exercises were held, with Raleigh Sherman, Esq., presiding. Patriotic addresses were delivered by Hon. Alexander Armstrong. | Attorney-General of Maryland, Hon. ; John J. Gorman, of Illinois, and Hon. F. N. Zihlman, of Maryland. Miss Arita Snyder, of Keedysville, read an ' appropriate poem -with most pleasing i effect. The day was an enjoyable one i to all who were present, and there was ! no unpleasant incident of any sort to mar it. Comment was made in regard ! to the vast difference between the memorial day services now and the times when the saloons were wide open. star. $1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. NEW VOL .*8 No. 22 OUR CHAUTAUQUA. Shepherdstown's Chau ? qua week in rapidly approaching. The ent will bo pitched on the athletic held, adjacent to the Shepherd College dormitory-, a very excellent location, through t'ncourtesy of President W. H. S. Vt'hitv. The first day of the Chautauqua will he Vl'edncsdny, June 14th. The afternoon's programme will begin wirti greetings and announcements and introduction of the Chautauqua superintendent. followed with a concert bv the Chapel Singers and ? Junior Chautauqua. At night the Chapel Singers will give another concert and there w ill -i-c ;? ictiurc nv nr. ninott A BoyI Thursday the Colnfemina Concert Company will be here and the lecturer will be Dr. Gregory Zilboorg. Friday the musicians will be the Fara Groves iScxtct and the lecture will be by Mrs. Helen B Paulsen, "The Mother Gooae Woman." Saturday afternoon the lecture will be by Madam A. C. Zehner, and the entertainment will be tableau . ,vivants?living pictures from familiar poems and songs. Saturday night will he one of the best features of the program?"Turn to the Right," a delightful comedy-drama, will be ren dcred by an excellent company. Sunday evening an appropriate union religious service will be rendered, with the ministers of the town in charge. Monday, the last day, will be given over to a junior pageant by local boya and gfrls and a Punch and Judy show by Will H. Smith. Monday night there will be a grand closing concert by the Colonial Operatic Company-4i splendid musical entertainment that should be enjoyed by everybody. ' From the above program it may be noted that this Chautauqua will he u genuine treat, and we hope that it win be generously patronized. Season tickets are sold at $2.50, children's tickets *100. Single admissions will bu 75 cents, except Saturday and Monday nights, which will be $1.00. The poo pic arc urged to buy season tickets; which are transferable, because the proceeds from these sales go to the fund guaranteed by our local guarantors. Do not put off buying the sea son tickets?get them early and rtilevf the guarantors of all npprehenslori so that they too can enjoy the performance*. Supreme Court Cm net*. Writs of error have been granted by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in two cases that have been decided in the Jefferson Circuit Court. The titles to the two suits are: C. E. Blue vs. Campbell W. Blue and others; James M. Mason, Jr., vs. C. , F. Wall. The first-named suit involves an Interest in the Orchard Crest farm, near Kcarneysville, while the latter concerns the opening of streets through lands fenced by the defendant in Ranson. The same court has affirmed the action of the Jefferson Circuit Court in the suit by Peter W. Rouss against Bettie A. Rouss and others. The decision gives to Mrs. Bettie A. Rouss a full and unconditional life estate in Shannon Hill farm, where she now j resides, and the appellant, Peter W. Rouss, has five "i2,000 legacies due now | to pay and must await the termination of the life estate before h- can get ; possession of Shannon Hill. The good roads law enacted at the ast session of the Legislature h;.s i been attacked in the Circuit Court of Putnam county, and is now pending n the Supreme Court on a writ of er? (ror. The question involved is whether ! the road commissioners may. take over private property for conduction cf i highways in advance of condemnation proceedings. The State Road Conimis, sion is not a party to the suit, but I being vitally interested has asked the .court for permission to file a brief in 1 bhalf of the constitutionality of the statute. Section 1T8 of the road law is the one under fire. This section provides that a county court trtay proceed wit 1 the road building without first ascertaining damages to the landowner. This ascertainment must be made within sixty days. In the Punatn county caes the landowner contends that damages should be determined before the I road construction st.irtc Tho : now pending on appeal to the higher [court is the first one of its kind. It would mean a serious disruption-cf i the plans of the road commission should section 138 be held unconstitutional. The Farmers' IHcnic. The annual picnic to be held on Friday, June 9th, by the Berkeley County Farm Bureau, will be at the usual place on I. D. VanMetre's farm, west of Kcarneysville. A very interesting programme is being arranged. Hon. W. D. Zinn, of Barbour county, has accepted an invitation to deliver an address, and it is expected that Senator Ladd, of North Dakota, and Mrs. Izetta I Jewell Brown, of Kingwood, this State, will also be present and speak. Although at this writing the arrangements have not been finally completed, it is certain that there will be good speaking by persons of national reputation. Other features of interest may be expected. There will be one or two xroplanes, and it is probable that opportunity will be given to those who may want to fly. A moving picture l show of the finest dairy cattle in the country will be given in Mr. VanMetre's big dairy barn, and pictures ' will be shown of Jerseys and Ayrshires in their native countries?England and Scotland. Other forms of entertaini ment will be provided, and a delightful and beneficial day may be anticipated.