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Established 1849.
H. I SNYDER, Publisher
WIMUKN convicted. c
- ! NX ilburn. preacher- J
- c nvictcd in the Circuit J
K i.r>'n county last Friday J
:rJlr of Deputy Sheriff John j
mp. county during the armed L
coal miners in August, i
: secution had piled up a "
. .. evidence against Wilburn front e
t -re was no escape, even though S
witnesses were the subject of F
y ge attack- on the part of the de- h
itt.mr'- t< break down their \
Friday was given over to e
t . -\a:.piing up bv the attorneys, each h
, being allowed three and a-half t
|..,ur- The court-room was packed j
all Ja\ long with men and women o
. er\ section of the county, who c
st-.ned - ;t:t attentive interest to the s
speeches of the law vers. Those who a
.poke for the defense were James M. c
Mason. Jr . H Vi'. Houston and t. C. j
7 wnsend. Col. Forrest W. Brown,
p: ;;t re Attorney John Chafin of c
let, i ' t Hon. C. W. Osenton and v
A M Belcher spoke for the prosecut.
and t was agreed that they had
. . i-cst of the argument, i lie ata^e
-ress r .! verdict of murder in the
degree, and described with ^
startling vividness the cruel murder j 5
f f (, re irJ the two other deputies who c
were shot down on Blair Mountain. a
The defea-- dwelt principally upon at- v
tacks ?n the credibility of the State's n
witnesses _ |
During the long and trying day the
pr.-ip.er -at in his chair with but lithe
change of expression upon his face.
His wife and several of their children
viere with him. Mrs. Wilburn was
nervou? and ill at case, and wept when
the attorneys turned their batteries of
denunciation upon her husband. A
night session was held, and Attorney
Belcher made the closing argument for
the State About 8.15 the case was
g:\en to the jury and they retired to !
their room, where Jesse A. Engle was
chosen as foreman. i
\ The crowd remained in the courtm
-m. though the Judge left the bench
and went to his chambers. It seemed
to be the general opinion that a ver>
ct would be agreed upon, and the
rowd bu/7cd and chattered as it
a. .liteJ the decision. The prisoner and
h - family sat alone within the encl'sure
f the bar, apparently deserted
? hv the union leaders who had gotten
; him into his predicament. At 9.35 a 1
he'! rnd almost instantly there s
|?..s .-ur.cv it was a signal from the <i
ur\ rnnm. A moment or two later
the iurv with serious faces Filed into r
the rnnm and took their places. Fore- c
man held a paper in his hand. ' c
Clerk ( nrr.iJ asked, him if the jury j'
had .iktc i upon a verdict. "Wc have," r
inded the paper to the |
clerk, vn . read it. It was a verdict ;
that I in. H. Wilburn was guilty of *
murder in the second degree. The i'
prisoner scarcely changed expression t
t: ill. 11 , wife rut her face into her f
hands an.' v pt bitterly. The Judgeja
surs tange In the phraseology i
(th. ve- :-vt. and Clerk Conrad wrote >
: be in order to conform jl
1 a The jury affirm- c
ed that this was their verdict. Thc(?
?" " ?'"e defense made the
r a new trial, to be '
'tidpe Woods then or- ,
" ' ' r\ be released from ^
r this term and court
rri-.nner was led back
A friend guided 1
through the crowd '
i' outside of the couvt
t vn person- spoke a
t i her. and a tcnn
in pressed into herjt
i -.ief with which slic e
r tear-dimmcd eyes. i
try and nnxiou i
-, rnt service of twclv 1
fred up their he i
t so t:nv. ip hunfin- I
"P.'neirft nd and families who were
! ne, ai.a .lie |
I : hp r -* ipt
I " 'oral approval The i
f und the prisoner i
murder under the :
( "Urt. but a<? there j
v crner or rot he |
' . he was (
-.T'l'ct it
I vn-inimoMP <
r-.;t t<> bC I
nnd H o' i
\ that i> 1
\ir? m tr* \\
I |antes i:- Wil
1 f?r the same 1
I father vac con- I
|obn WH
. t'' ' killed Gore
- ' rt'ties. Tttesdav an i
p-ro<"C IV !
I f i - to them an 1
I former panel who had |,
I was to he selected
I trv John Wllburn.
I r r- called v
I 1 Mien Her.
I pi cr 1st >wn neigh
K re were a number of
I panel, an.' there was
I ecause of the fact 1
I rming interests would h? |
I were taken from their
I pr sent time that Judge
I decided to postpone'
I ' V.'.M'st 7th.
attorneys for the defense
f " new trial for Rev. Mr. :
I rhey based their contention I
I First, alleged error by
I n permitting the jurv to
I ' ments made by persons
I : defendant after the kill*
ng property exhibited
I f the statements and I
I ' toi ive been taken from Deputy |
lore's dead body; an affidavit present- 1
d in support of the motion in which
ames F. Mason and A. G. Grubb, ,
enerson county residents, swore that <1
atpes D. Kemp, one of the Wilburn
urors, said in the store of C. R.
.andon at Myerstown, this county, durng
the Blizzard treason trial, that the
miners would not get their du*s until :
very one of them \*as hanged." The 1
>tate filed a counter affidavit from l
temp himself and also an exhibit of I
is examination on the voir dire. Judge '
IC'oods took the matter under considration
and said he would announce | (
lis decision later. The court refused ,
o grant bail to the seven men now in <
ail charged with murder and other
ffenses, Judge Woods expressing the
ipinion that the court ought to go (
low in extending bail tn these cases |
fter it had been refused in Logan j
The court was then adjourned until
ilondav. August 7th, by agreement of 1
ounsel on both sides, and the jurors '
were dismissed until that time.
Notes of the Churches.
The first union open-air service 11
which had been announced for last
iundav evening was not a satisfactory |
ine. About forty drops of rain fell i
it 5 o'clock, and though the evening I
was clear and pleasant and there was
io good reason why the service should
lot have been held out of doors, the ,
lenches were not brought out and the {
iconic were invited to go to the college |
luditorium. This, having been closed j
or some time, was warm and stuffy. |
ind much dissatisfaction was exrress- J
d at the lack of proper arrangements.
?ev. W. M. Compton nreached an ex- '
ellent sermon. An open-air meeting
s announced for the convng Sundav
ivening at fi.30 o'clock. Tbe service
s to be a patriotic one. with sermon j
iv Rev. Dr. S. L. Flickinger
Communion services will be held in !
he Presbyterian churches Sundav. in
shepherdstown at 11 a. m.. and at!
Cearncysville at 8 n. m. Preparatory j
ervice in the Shepherdstown Presbverian
church Saturday at 11 a m.
^ special offering for the l ord's Dav j
Uliance will be made at both churches
M. E. Church?Shepherdstown, 9.45>
i. m., Sunday school; 11 a. m., sermon.
'Should the 18th Amendment be Nulified?"
Sharrsburg. 8 p. m., samel
ubjeet. Mt. Wesley. 9.30 a. m.. Sunlav
school; 7.30 p. m., Epworth League.f
Christ Reformed Church?At 10 a.
n., Sunday scool; at 11 a. m., holv |
:ommunion. Open-air service in
shepherdstown at fi.30 p. m. subect,
American Foundation Stones, sernon
by Rev. S. L. Flickinger. D. D.
There will be services in Zion Presivterian
Church Sunday at 9.1." a. m..
n Elk Branch Church at 11 a. m., in
he Union Church at Middleway at 3
). m.. and in the Presbyterian Church
it Shenandoah Junction at 8 n. m.
Rev. Wm. U. Becler, of Green Allen, j
/a., has been engaged to serve the
baptist churches of Leetown, Shcnan- j
loah Junction and Summit Point this '
;u turner.
Trinity Episcopal Church?At 9.45 a. !
u., Sunday school; at 11 a m., cele- i
oration of the holy communion and
;ermon. "Religion and Patriotism."
Lutheran?Service Sunday in Shep- ;
icrdstown at 11 a. m. Sunday school i
it 9.45 a. m.
Summer Weddings.
Mr. Geoigc Wesley Whiting, f<>ruerly
of this vicinity, and Miss Fior;nce
Marie Barrett, of Chicago, were
uarried last Saturday at the home of.
the bride in the latter city. Mr. \
w'hiting and Miss Barrett have both
been members of the faculty ot the
University of Kentucky for the past
tour > :"S and are among the most
popular teachers in that institution.
fi:e bride is a graduate of the Uni.'.rCty
oi Chicago and also has her
mister's degree from that institution.
She was made an assistant professor
in the department of Romance languages
last June. Her remarkable
gifts as a teacher of the French language
have made her work most successful.
Mr. Whiting is a graduate of
Shepherd College and of Harvard
University and has been a valuable
member of the English faculty of the
University of Kentucky. His advance
work toward a higher degree has been
practically completed at the University
of Chicago. We join with many .
friends in wishing for the young
couple lifelong happiness and prosperity.
Mr. Ralph A. Mills, of Martinsburg,
and Miss Grace Ellen Elliott,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William T.
Elliott, of Jefferson county, were married
at the Southern Methodist parsonage
in Hagerstown last Saturday
iftMfnnnn h%r I^pv/ 1 M FettMlSftVl.
U.IVI..VVU .... -
.Mr. John S. Long and Miss Blanche
Hincs, both of Martinsburg, were married
last Saturday in Frederick, Md.,
by Rev. W. R. Glenn.
Mr. Raymond Brandenburg and Miss'
Blanche Comiskey, both of Martinsburg,
were married in Hagerstown last ,
Experience has taught the wisdom of
protecting your crops against loss by
fire or lightning.
Special Short Term Insurance Policies
Written by
Washington, Alexander & Cooke
Charles Town, W. Va.
Jos. H. Trout, Sub-Agent
Shepherdstown, W. Va.
rdstown, Jefferson County, W<
Mr. Henry C. Marten, the hardware
dealer, is spending; this week in New
Haven, Connecticut, attending the convention
of the National Association of
Winchester Clubs. A couple of thousand
of Winchester dealers from every
section of the country are attending
the meeting. A very interesting programme
is being enjoyed by the delegates.
who are the guests of the Winchester
Arms Company.
Mrs. Herman Holland and her
daughter. Miss Elizabeth, of Easton,
Md., spent the past week week-end in
Shephcrdstown with Mr. R. S. M.
Hoffman. Mrs. Holland was formerly
Miss Virginia Wright, of Shepherdstown.
and her friends here were glad
to greet her again and to sec her looking
so well.
Mr and Mrs. James Cox and their
two children were here the past week
visiting the home of Mr. W. R. Louthan,
north of town. Thcv drove from Morgantown
in their automobile. Mrs,
Cox was formerly Miss Maggie Merrells.
music teacher at Shepherd Col-j
Miss I illie Marten has returned from
a visit of a couple of weeks with her
sister, Mrs. Harvey W. Harmcr, in
Clarksburg, W. Va. Mrs. Wilbur
Davis, of Mt. Hope. W. Va., is here
with her two children to spend a couple
of weeks at her old home.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Walter Washington
and their son John A. Washington, pf
Charles Town, sailed last Friday from
Montreal, Canada, for Glasgow, Scotland.
While they arc abroad they will
visit S. W. Washington, Jr., a Rhodes
scholar at Oxford University.
Prof. A. C. Kimler, of Waynesboro.
Va., is spending this week with Mr
and Airs. Charles J. Miller, west of
Shepherdstown. Prof. Kimler was
principal of Shepherd College some
years ago and his friends here are
- ? - - *
kiuu iu act mm again.
Mr. William Gchri, who recently
graduated from Kenyon College, at
Gambier, Ohio, is visiting the family
of Mr. H. C. Malone in Shepherdstown
Mr. Gehri preached a very excellent
sermon in Trinity Hpiscopal Church
last Sunday morning.
Mr. B. F. Long, of Brunswick, Md.,
and Mr. and A\rs. Frank Stewart, of
Carnegie, Pa., are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Sperow, west of town. This is
the fifth trip Mr. and Mrs. Stewart
have made over the mountains in their
Miss Alice Osbourn, of the Duffields
neighborhood, is in Woodsford, Maine,
this week, where she was a bridesmaid
last night at the wedding of her
brother, Mr. Cleon Scott Osbourn, and
Miss Beth Loring Neal.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Miller and
their daughter and their son Stewart
and his wife, of Roanoke, Va., motored
to Shepherdstown and spent last week
with the family of Mr. Wm. R. Miller.
Mrs. Porter Garnctt, of Pittsburg, is
here to spend the summer with Dr. and
Mrs. M. H. Crawford, at Crawford Hall.
Professor Garnett has gone to California
for a month or two.
Mr. I. N. Bonham, county superintendent
of schools, was in Shepherdstown
yesterday visiting Shepherd College
and renewing acquaintance with
his friends.
Mrs. Fred A. VanMetre, from south
of town, was a caller at the Register
office on Tuesday and renewed her
subscription to her favorite newspaper.
^ Miss Dorothy Burck left this moraine
for a visit to friends in Roland
Park, Baltimore. She will spend next
vr.t in Cape May, New Jersey.
Mr Ross Louthan is home from Ran.
dolph-Macon Academy at Front Royal,
Va? vfnre he has been a popular
student the past year.
> ' r. Walter R Houston, of Hagcrstown,
and Afiss Mabel Siler, of Martinsburg,
were married in the latter city
yesterday evening.
Prof. C. J Dryftise is here from
Philadelphia to spend some time with
his family at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert T. Banks.
Mr and Mrs. R. E. Waid, of Parkersburg,
W. Va., arc visiting Mrs. Wa'd's
parents. Mr. and Mr?. F.. T. Lickfider,
west of town.
Mrs. Annie I . Deck, of Washing
ton, is vi suing or 'V'.iesiae r.tnii, mc
lirme of A'r. and Mrs. J. A. Hngle, at
Mr. and Mrs. I.. J. McDonald drove
to Romney last Saturday and spent the
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. R. F.
Mr T. Lee Koontz, one of the Register's
subscriber- from soutli of town,
was among our callers yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Knott spent
Saturday and Sunday in Bunker Hi 1
with Dr. and Mrs. M. G. Hoffman.
Miss Julia Grove has gone to Harrisburg.
Pa., to spend a few weeks
among relatives and friends.
Mrs. J. C. Hahn, of Lancaster, Pa.,
is in Shepherdstown visiting her sister,
Mrs. S. P. Humrickhousc.
AU. and Mrs. Frank McDonald, of
Parkersburg. W. Va.. are visiting their
relatives in Shepherdstown.
Miss Lottie M. Houser, of Sharpsburg,
was a caller at the Register
office on Tuesday.
Miss Florence Myers, of this vicinity,
is visiting Miss Rleanor Groh in Hagerstown
this week.
jst Virginia. Thursday, June 29
Henry Clay Reynolds, one of Shepherd-town's
most estimable residents,
passed away at his home in this place
Wednesday afternoon at half-past three
o'clock, in the 78th year of his age.
He had been ill for the past two
months from a general breakdown and
had been bedfast for four weeks. Mr.
Reynolds was a native of Berkeley
county, but had lived a large part of
his life in Jefferson county, having for
a number of years fanned one of the
Shepherd farms north of town, lie
was one of the most exemplary men in
our community?quiet, courteous, gentle
of speech and manner, yet with
firm convictions and the courage to express
his opinions. He could always
be counted upon to take the right side
iof public questions and to do his full
duty. He had for many years been
a consistent member of the Reformed
Church, serving as a member of the
consistory, and was known as a pious.
Christian man. Honorable and upright.
his influence was always for
good; and though he will be missed
from our community, his virtues will
long be remembered. Besides his
wife, he is survived by a brother, John
Reynolds, of Berkeley county, and two
sisters, Mrs. Louis Robinson, of Martinsburg.
and Mrs. Thos. J. Clapham,
mi mt > anticvtsvuic ncignnornooa.
.Mr Reynolds was a Confederate veteran,
having served with credit during
the Civil War as a member of Company
F, First Virginia Cavalry. The funeral
service will be held at his late home
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, interment
in Flmwood Cemetery.
I* is with much regret that we record
the death of Mrs. l.ucy Bennett
Chapman, widow of Thomas Turner
Chapman, formerly of Shcpherdstown,
who ou'ftlv passed away about eleven
o'cock last Saturday morning at her
home at Darkesvillc. She had been :ui
invalid for nearly a year past, the result
of paralysis and heart trouble.
Mrs. Chapman, who was in the fi7th
year of her age. was a daughter of the
late Washington Bennett, of Shcpherdr-town,
and is remembered here as
a woman of cheerful and agrcc'able disposition
and friendly manner. After
her marriage to Mr Chapman she moved
to Hark jr. ville, where she lived for
; the past thirty-four years. Her hus|
band died about nmcte n years ago.
She was a good woman in cverv relation
of life, a consistent member ol
the Methodist Church for many years,
and will be missed by many friends
and relatives. She is survived by five
children: Miss Nellie Chapman, ol
Baltimore; Mrs. Clara Hess, of Martinsburg;
Oscar Chapman, of Johnstown,
Pa.; Rev. Park Chapman, of
Greensburg. Pa.; and Haller Chapman,
at home. Also two half sisters. Mrs.
J. C. Hahn, of Lancaster, Pa., and Mrs.
S. P. Humrickhcuse, of Shcphcrdstown.
She was an aunt of Mrs. G. W. Fcrrcll
and Mrs. J. l.ouis Shcctz, of this nlace
j The funeral service was held on MonI
day hy Rev. I. R. Jacobs and the body
l was interred in the cemetery at Darkcsi
Two well-known residents of Harper's
Ferry died last week, both of
them Union veterans of the Civil War.
I Capt. Charles H Briggs, who had been
| a magistrate for forty years, died
Thursday morning, aged 70 years, be!
ing survived by his wife and two
daughters, l.ouis F Upright, who was
88 years old. was found dead by his
daughter, Mrs. Strailman. He is
survived bv a son and four daughters.
Marry A Wright, of the Falling
Waters neighborhood in Berkeley
r untv, died la-' ^>turday morning in
the King's Daughters' Hospital, in
i Martinshurr. from a complication of
! diseases. He w:.s 24 years old, and
is survive! by his wife.
David Grove Buscy, son of Mr. and
Mr? Hcnrv P. Busey, died last Thurs
I day morning at hi* home near Ridgeway,
after a brief illness. Besides his
parents, he is survived by his wife,
two children, two brothers and two
An Exciting Episode.
Last Saturday evening about 7
o'clock there was a thrilling episode
at the high bridge of the Norfolk &
I Western Rail ay across the Potomac
river at Shepherdstow n. A number of
young foiks were at the Rumscy monument
and on the cliffs near by, and
] among them were Misses Pauline Ricamore
anj Georgia Sanbowcr. The
two girls started to walk on the railroad
bridge and were some distance
out when a last freight train swung
around the curve and on to the bridge
from the Maryland side of the river.
The girls started to run back, but being
frightened and confused by the screams
of those who iaw their predicament,
they made slow progres. Miss Sanbower
got to safety without much
trouble, tut Miss Pic more fell twd
' or three times, once her feet getting
caught between the ties. The engi;
nnor n f thr InrAti-.ntivp mtf n n rliA
brakes and sound.d the danger signal
! loudly, but while it added to the coni
fusion he was unable ?o stop the heavy
train. A couple of young men, col'
lege students, ran to her assistance,
and just as she got to the edge of
the bridge, with the train at her very
heels, they dragged or carried her to
one side. The next instant the locomotive
roared past, but she had been
j saved by a hairsbreadtlt. She was cut
i and bruised by falling on the bridge',
but was otherwise unhurt. Some of
the young men and young women who
j witnessed the incident were entirely
[ unnerved fo* it seemed certain that the
train would run over Miss Ricamore
| before she could get off the bridge.
, 1922.
i How affairs change! A parly ?>!
Gipsies were in town on Tuc-day traveling
in a big automobile. A Gipsv
doesn't scent to be of the right strain
if he doesn't have a horse to trade.
The corporation authorities arc improving
high street grading and
ditching it and putting down crushe '
stone. It has been a long time since
High street has had any attention
given to it to amount to anything. I
Robert Gibson, our progressive druggist,
has expanded his soda fountain
service so that he is in a position to
serve any kind of plain or fancy soda
or snnd.r any one may desire. He will j
use the well-known Vortex Sanitary 1
; Service.
Ernest R. Shirley threshed the tlrst
crop of wheat for this season on Tuesday
that of C. E. Griffith en the
Frcel Daniels farm, cast of town The
crop averaged thirteen bushels to the
acre, though the quality of the grain
was very indifferent.
Wheat harvest is over in this section,
and threshing of wheat will begin this
week. As was stated last week, the
crop is very disappointing both as t<}
quality and quantity, though the heavy'
straw had civen nrnmise of m
lenl yield. >X'hilc some fields seem to
' he fairly Rood, others will yield only
from five to ten bushels to the acre.
Kirkland S. McKce, of Shepherdstown.
who had been announced as a
I candidate for county superintendent of
I schools for Jefferson county, has withdrawn
from the contest, having decid- |
I ed to accept an advantageous -fter to
I teach in the western part of the State. |
(This leaves I. N Bonham, the incumbent.
and J R. Ware, both of Summit
Point, as the only candidates.
The faculty of Shepherd College
gave a very enjoyable reception last
Thursday night to the summer school
students. After chapel exercises in
the auditorium the reception was held
1 in tlie old college hall and was greatly
enjoved by teachers and students to
the number of a couple of hundrtd.
Music by the Hambonc Quintette and
la reading by Miss Irene Murray were
pleasant features of the entertainment
' A pleasant party of Hagerstown folks
| are camped along the Potomac river
i a couple of miles cast of Shepherds-1
town on the Maryland shore. Among
I tliern arc Misses Virginia Steinmetz,
' j Lorraine Steinmetz, Ida Rowland, May
,, Reese and Mary Widdows, and lidward
| Patton, John Seaman and HJwarJ
Steinmetz. The Register office was
brightened on Monday by a visit from
the young ladies of the party.
j Postmaster C. S. Musser has been
auviscu inar me ancpncrastown postoffice
stands ninth in the list of third}
class postoflices comprising the Fifth
Federal Reserve District in the sale of
! Treasury Saving Certificates f??r the
month of May. It also stands 27th in
the I ist of all postoflices, including I
I both first. Second and third-class postoffices.
The Fifth Federal Reserve
District takes in the States of West
Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North
Carolina and District of Columbia.
The terms of Dr. G. W. Hanks, presi
ident of the hoard of education of
Shepherdstown district, and W. E.
Oshourn, member, expire this year, and
it is said that both these gentlemen decline
to be candidates again. Names
suggested for the vacancy include H.
H. Hendricks, F. R. McQuilkin, A. S.
Lucas, L. J. McDonald, Geo. M. Knott
and W. P. Licklidcr. A good many
persons think that a lady ought to be
put on this board, and Mrs. H. P.
Schley has been prominently mentioned
in this connection. Names of candidates
must be sent to the clerk by Friday
in order to get on the primary ballot.
Governor Ritchie, of Maryland, on
Monday declared that Dr. J. Hubcrf
Wade, of Hoonshoro, treasurer of the
Board of Prison Control, was guilty of
misconduct in office and dismissed him
from his position. The charges against
Dr. Wade are that he accepted from
Sam l.eibowitz, a Baltimore wholesale
grocer, a valuable Cadillac automobile,
and that thereafter Lcibowitz
got profitable business in selling sue
plies to Maryland prisons. Dr Wade
denied that Lcibowitz gave him the car,
contending that he paid cash for it.
At a hearing hefore the Governor on
Saturday last Dr. Wade refused to testifv
"nd Lcibowitz also declined to
give any evidence. The Governor's
decis'i n followed the refusal of the two
men to testify under oath.
The bugs' at the old shack used as
a station at Shenandoah Junction by
the B. & O. and N. & W Railwava
have long been known nf all travelers
who are so unfortunate as to be
obliged to use these roads at that
point, but their reputation has been
enhar.'ci by a new variety reported to
us this week. One of the unhappy
persons who was stranded there on
Monday sent us a specimen captured at
the station that is a real terror. It
, is about four inches long and has
wings and claws and a stinger that
make it a truly awful opponent. If
many of these creatures shall make
the place their headquarters travelers
will have to go armed with shotguns.
We suggest that specimens of
these bugs be sent to the president of
the B. & O. and the superintendent
;' of this division. Perhaps these officials
would be impressed by an actual sight,
1 impervious as they are to argument
. and entreaty. The bug we refer to may
1 be seen at the Register office as a
'I sample of the inhabitants of the station
at Shenandoah Junk.
Kirilf i r/A? v.
The American Legu a Mm hung up
its Rfth consecutive w.n of the season
last Saturday afternoon when it
defeat, d thv Interwoven Kni't'r.g
i if Martinaburg on the local
mond by the score of 3 to 0. i. I
v . an interesting game, as the cloo^
ncss of the score indicates, Willis
' Itffie were the big guns for the
home team, and F. Cutshaw and Ridinr.s
lor the visitors. The game stood
lovc-all until the fourth inning. N.
McKcc, the first man up in the fourth,
hit the apple over the right field fence
for a home run, the first run of tire
game. K. McKcc grounded out. Lcgge,
not to be outdone, hit one on a line to
right field and it hopped over the fence
for the second home run of the encounter.
This took the heart out of
Cutshaw and he weakened a trifle.
Tablcr, the first man up in the fifth,
drew a free ticket to first. He stole
second while Potts was striking out.
N. McKcc dropped a Texas leaguer
over second and Tablcr scampered
across with the final tally of the game.
Willis had thirteen strikeouts and nllowcd
the visiors only three scattered
hits, which were not sufficient for them
to score a run. l.eggc was a little oft
in pegging, Ross for the visitors
stealing two bases on him?the first
chalked against the veteran this season.
Llcwy Potts was the real hero
of the game, and ought to be handled
(r\m pnKKi r\n * ~ r Al
vi uuvmn itiiii iiiisuui k "in <> inrcu
hits. The fleet center fielder was all
over the garden, plucking the horsehide
from the most difficult attempts
| that have been seen on the local diamond
in many a day. The fielding of
j both teams was perfect, not one s!nI
gle error being marked against either.
I The beautiful part of it was that all
three of the runs made by Shepherdstown
were earned.
The summary follows:
Ab. R. H. O. A. E.
Tabler, 2b I I 0 2 I 0
1 Potts, cf 3 0 I 4 0 0
N. McKcc, 3b 4 12 2 10
K. McKcc, rf 2 0 0 10 0
Lcgge, c 4 12 14 3 0
Moler, ss 4 0 10 10
Rcinhart, lb 2 0 0 3 0 0
Musser, If 3 0 1 I 0 0
Willis, p 4 0 0 0 0 0
j xHawse 10 0 0 0 0
^xKnode 10 0 0 0 0
| Totals 20 3 7 27 0 0
xbatted for Reinhart in eighth.
AAumiEu lur iriusscr in seventn.
(Interwoven Mills) Martinshurg
Ah. R. H. O. A. E.
Ross, 2b 3 0 0 1 5 0
Minor, If 4 0 10 0 0
Wolford, lb 4 0 2 110 0
Ridings, c 3 0 0 5 10
I). Noll, rf 3 0 0 10 0
Kirakauf, ss 3 0 0 13 0
A. Cutshaw, cf 2 0 O 3 0 0
R. Noll, 3b 3 0 0 2 0 0
F. Cutshaw, p 2 O 0 0 0 0
Totals 27 0 3 24 9 0
Martinsburg., .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0?0
Shep'town 0 0 0 2 I 0 0 0 x?3
Home runs, Lcggc, N. McKec. Earn;
ed runs, Shephcrdstown 3. Bases on
I bulls, off Willis 3; off Cutshaw fi.
Struck out by Willis 13; by Cutshaw
j 5. Passed balls Lcggc 2; 'Mdings 2.
Hit by pitcher, by Willis A. Cutshaw.
I Friday the team journeys to W ncliestcr,
where it will play the frst
; game of a series with Unc San.ly
Baker's famous aggregation. Winchester
stands fifth in the Shenandoah
Valley league, and at the rate the locals
arc going the game in the Virginia
' City should prove the best exhibition
game that Sandy will have this year,
i Go with the team and help them win.
Saturday afternoon W. Howard
I Stephenson will bring his famous baseball
team here from Waynesboro,
Pa., for a game with the American
I Legion team at 3 o'clock. This promi
ises to be a mighty fine exhibition of
the national pastime. Last year we
defeated this team, 5 to 3. Come one,
come all.
A Great Cnmpanv Comes In.
iv.c rotoniac j'uBHc Service Company
has probably beep sold to t!ic
American Water Works and Elecric
Company of New York. At a meetI
ing of interested parties last Friday
j night a deal was agreed upon by which
I the latter company agrees to pay >10
per share for the stock of the firsti
named concern and take over full ennj
trol. The Potomac Company is tiie
; corporation that absorbed the Hagrrstown
and Frederick Railway Company,
| the Frostburg Light and Power Company,
the Chambersburg, Greencastle
| and Waynesboro Railway Company,
the Martinsburg Power Company and
; the Northern Virginia Power Company,
i the latter owning the big water and
'team plant at Miliville, this county.
The American Water Works and Eleci
trie Company is a financial concern
; with almost unlimited resources, and
' controls many subsidiary companies,
including the West Penn Traction and
Water Power Company, and Monoga1
hcla Power and Railway Company. It
| has large operations in thirteen States,
and is a very rich and powerful organization.
It is said that the company will put
much new capital into this section of
the country, and that among its tentative
plans is the extension of electric
railway lines to Baltimore and Washington
and Cumberland. Another ,
project that is hinted at is the construction
of a great dam at some point on
the Potomac river that will furnish a
vast current of electricity throughout
this section.

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