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"IsTablished i84<>. H. L. SNYDER, Publisher PRIMARY candidates. ~ts closed for candidates for tht var us offices to be voted for at the pr?iry election on August 1st, c ' tit Clerk C. VC. Conrad rep, r:> not one Republican filed an get on the ticket. This that they entertain no false f winning any office in Jefferi r. The president of our 0 tv court. Nelson R. Roberts, has n. rr - tion for a renomination as; e m s q 'jitr irum .?uuuiw?ay uimi ici, and he is as good as elected right no\*. Ther are three candidates for the Legislature J. Strider Moler, of Shep> herdstown. Dr. W. W. Brown, of ShenJunction, and Frank J. Beckwith. the incumbent, of Charles Town, j For county superintendent of schools! 'f there are two candidates I. N. Bon- ; ham. the incumbent, and J. R. Ware, < k .. , f whom are from Summit Point,' In two of the districts there is no itest for the board of educa- ' : tion. In Charles Town district E. E j C k< - 1 candidate for president of the b ird and R. P. McGarry for member and in Kabletown district Fl. G. HePeboucr is running for president i and Chas. H. Kable for member. In | Harper's Ferry district the contesting parties are Walter C. Dittmyer and M. ! 1 S R Moler for president, and Frank Nich 'is and T. Grove Henkle for mem- > , be: In Shepherdstown district Dr. j i G W Bunks is a candidate for re!ect: n as president of the board, with William B. Snyder opposing; for mem- 1 be* <>f the board Henry Shepherd will have no opposition, W. E. Osbourn having declined to stand for re-election. ! '.v. V. May district Herbert C. Miller and L. F. Grantham are contest-, :ng fi r president of the board, but there is no opposition to James W. Strider f(1r member. It not likely that the primary elec ii' :i wiii pc an excmng one, unless a , pood deal more interest shall be worked up than is now manifest. ; In Berkeley county the Democratic candidates for the Legislature are Charles N. Campbell. Ray Barney and F M. Lloyd. The Republicans who have filed are H. L. Smith, Dr. E. F. Hott. Harry A. Downs, J. R. Powell, V K Butts, James S. Dailcy, Charles W. Shipper. 1 For county superintendent of schools the dates arc Miss Bessie D. Kilcrat, and Palmer T. Kee-? seeker. Republican. For county commissioner the Demo- | crat . indida es are R. F. Whiting I i and I Allen Meadows, while the Re-I publicans are D. Gold Miller and C. M. Speck. The candidates who have filed for b ird of education in Martinsburg,| arc: Democrats, W. R. Caskey. Geo*, i. T.vcr. George R. Moler. R. K. Seib-rr. CI arles W. Siler, Mrs. C. G. Hen.l ; Republicans, J. H. Shipe, Lee M Bender. W. S. Bert, Charles W. Siler. Rt.v Edwards. ! Diou-troim Fire in Sharpsburg. e a had fire in Sharpsburg ; morning, when the garage 'o 1 Carnnhan, at the north town, along the Hagerstown lp.'telv destroyed. toll it- contents. The fire was hortly before 6 o'clock by . who lives near by. | gave the alarm, but by ' people reached the scene it1, v.here the Fire sectnMarted, was a mass of tie be pg fed by gasohurning cars inside. The not vet fllltlF oKln.o on,I I 1 in saving several hun, worth of tires and an !l and some other ton's. n driven away by the carafe had to be abandonf .1 no fire unpara!Ai t brip ide did cffcc.r.-ng the clwellinRs of nJ \Uv Maud Miller, street. Tbccc were in v. hut were not much ver. wo larcc motor i' t<> 1". V. Hull, of and r.lx automobiles. " rl destroyed, as it was to pet them out. There burned also twi U'nr.R' rnnhan, the others beinc 1' r.avis, Nelson Crimm DeLauney, of Sharpsire Snavely, of Boonswas in Shcpherdscveninp he was driving "id buRRy?and said his n put in the shop for some only a day or two before '! was the first time in two ' been in the shop, and the " that it was to have been ' v.lav. ' '? was of frame construcrcd with metal, and was Mr Cort, ? -r amuan six or seven I* was completely destroyrilc of twisted metal being Carnahan expects to re-j mediately. b it is not known how the i atcd, the supposition is that t rted hy a cigarette or cigar '< wn on the floor and which , "' iered during the night, finally; tn explosion of gasoline, as < evidence that an explosion sort occurred. Another the- ; ih t there was a short circuit j - of the cars that started the Ua.-e 'c of the cars that were hurned j * insured, hut Mr. Hull had his i , v - covered, it is said. Mr. Carna- ] ' his building and stock insured,] ,':f no adjustment has yet been made, ' * msurance inspectors having rais-, CJ a question as to the wiring. Sljcpl Shephc PERSONAL NOTES. Mr. James E. Barnhart leaves on Friday morning for Roanoke. Va., where he expects to spend several weeks with his kinfolk. He claims that he is going for a rest from the arduous labors of keeping things moving right in Shepherdstown, but it is more than likely that he can no longer resist the desire to see see that brand new grandson in Roanoke. Anyhow. his friends hope that he may have a delightful visit. Guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Ringgold, at Bellevue, over the week-end and the fourth of July were Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Gait, Mrs. Boiling Gait, Admiral Julian L. Latimer and Judge Wilmer Latimer, all of Washington, and Mr. William Tilghman, of Easton, Md. Mr. J. C. Carroll and Mr. W. M. mcuonaia, or the Western Maryland Railroad offices, Baltimore, spent the week-end and the 4th of July at Mr. McDonald's old home in Shepherdstown. Mrs. Ruby Stringer was also home from Washington for the weekend. Mr. Joseph R .Cookus spent the past week in Washington with his brother, Mr. Albert B. Cookus. Mr. and Mrs. ! Cookus celebrated the fifth anniversary of their marriage by holding a very pleasant reception at their home in Washington Monday night. Mrs. Phil Banks and her son David Hunter spent the past week-end in Washington. While there she attended the funeral of her uncle, Charles Jacobs, who was buried in Arlington Cemetery. She was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Jacobs. Mr. Fred Legge, who is in the War Department in Washington, spent the 4th of July vacation with his mother in Shepherdstown. He caught for our home team in the game on Tuesday? and did it mighty well, too. Miss Cora Allen, of Gainesville, Texas, is at Crawford Hall to spend some time with Dr. and Mrs. M. H. Crawford. Mr. Holmes Huttig. of Chicago, spent the past week with Dr. and Mrs. Crawford. Mrs. R. O. Dailey, of Hagcrstown. i formerly of this place, visited her rela- | tives in this neighborhood the past week. She called at the Register j office on Saturday to renew her subscription. Miss Addie Ireland and Miss Mary Shipley spent the past week-end in Richmond, Va., very pleasantly with Mr and Mrs. G A. Randolph. They report 1 Mrs. Randolph to be improving in health. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kees, of Jones's Spring, Berkeley county, spent Sundday with the family of Mr. R. G. Mil- i ler in this place. Miss Ruth Miller, who has been visiting them, returned home. Mr. DeCourcev Tilghman, of Easton, ' Md., who is well-known in Shepherdstown, has gone to Berkeley Springs to j accept a position in connection with the glass and sand works in that place. Rev. John A. Grose and Mr. C. J. i Knott have gone to Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, where they are attending the interesting camp meet- , ing services held in the big auditorium there. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keplingcr and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. L. Miller, of Fairmont, W. Va., drove to Shcpherdstown the first of the week to spend the 4th of July holiday with their friends j here. Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Clark and their . children and Mrs. Michael Wright, of Washington, arc in Shcpherdstown to spend nome time. They are stopping with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Chenowith. Miss Frances Wright, who is em- ( rio>eci in rue bureau or rrint.ng ana Engraving in Washington, was at her home near Shepherdstown for the 4th of July vacation. Mr. E. L. Goldsborough and his family have returned from their automobile trip to Maine and through New England and report a most delightful outing. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Knott drove up from Washington last Saturday and will spend a couple of weeks at Mr. Knott's old home, east of town. Miss Bell, of the summer school faculty, and Miss Fox, the play-ground director, spent the 4th of July vacation with friends in Washington. Mr. John C. Reinhart, of Washington, spent the week-end and the 4th of July with his relatives in this neighborhood, his former home. Mr. Charles Strayer, of New York, spent several days in Shepherdstown the past week with his aunt, Mrs H. C. Reynolds. Miss Rcna Englc and Mrs. Earl Englc. of the Englc neighborhood, made a pleasant call at the Register office yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Weston Dodson, of Oakland, Md., are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Pendleton, west of town. Mr. Daniel W. Kline, of Martinsburg, spent the week-end with relatives in and friends in Shepherdstown. Mr. C. D. Scully, of Pittsburgh, spent the week-end with his family at their summer home north of town. Mr. A .D. Crowe, of Sharpsburg, was among the callers at the Register office yesterday. Ijctrbst MONTANI SEMPER L rdstcnvn, Jefferson County, Vc: DEATH IS EVER BUSY. Col. John E. Boyd, distinguished Confederate veteran and prominent citizen, well known in Berkeley and Jefferson counties, died last Sunday afternoon at his home in Martinsburg, aged 82 years. Of strong constitution and great vitality. Colonel Boyd enjoyed remarkably good health until about a year ago, when a form of heart trouble brought the realization that his sturdy strength was giving i way. From that time he calmly awaited the inevitable end. The deceased was born on February 14, 1840, at the old family home place, "Edgewood Farm." near Bunker Hill, now owned 1 by Brown LeFcvre. His father was John E. Boyd and his mother was Jane Mayburry, of Philadelphia. His grandfather was General Elisha Boyd,;1 founder of "Bovdville," now owned by Senator C. J. Faulkner. The decens su i-umpiciea ms education in schools at Winchester and Clarksburg. In early life he married Miss Virginia Stewart, also of Berkeley county, who died about three years ago. Prior to the Civil War he was a member of a local militia company and took part in the incidents following the John Brown raid at Harper's Ferry. During the great conflict that followed he served as a member of Company B, First Virginia Cavalry, his company being composed practically of Martinsburg and Berkeley county men, only a few of whom survive him. He was later j assigned to courier and scout duty, and it was while engaged in the latter capacity that he passed through one of the most thrilling experiences imaginable. Through the treachery of a former slave he was captured at Bunker Hill by Union soldiers and taken to Winchester, where he was tried and sentenced to be hanged. There seemed no chance of escape and he had resigned himself to his fate. A detail had taken him to a tree on the Berryville pike, outside of Winchester, and he was sitting on the rnffin tH 11 hi/4 u:" ' ...... ....VI UWII J'lVf'rtltU IUI 1115 remains when the reprieve came. Tliis was from President Lincoln, and had been secured hv Colonel Boyd's cousin, the late Mrs. Betty DandridRe, of Winchester, a dauRhter of President Zachary Taylor. After the war Colonel Bovd engaged in farming. For a few months he lived in Clarke county, Va., and also a short time in Jefferson county; but practically his entire life was spent in Berkeley county. The family moved to Martinsburc in 1890, and he lived there until his death. Colonel Boyd was a handsome, dignified man, tall and stately in appearance, courteous nd cultured?in short, a fine example of the typical southern gentleman. He was affec- I tionately regarded by a wide circle of friends, to whom he was always "Col- j onel," thouRh he objected humorously i that this title was one of courtesy j only. He was interested in public af- ' fairs, and was one of the founders of the BcrkeleyCounty Camp of Veterans 11 and also helped to organize the Mer1- I chants and Farmers Bank Colonel ! Bovd is survived bv two sons and a j daughter: J. W. S. Boyd, of Baltimore, and Robert H. Boyd and Airs Janol Hoke, of MartinsburR. The funeral was held yesterday and the bodv was laid to rest in the old Norbournc Cemetery. i Richard Flkins. son of the late Senator Stephen B. Flkins, of West Virginia, dice! last week in Atlantic City. His death was the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident about a year ago. He was 42 years old. I Mrs. Olive R. Thomas, wife of C. H. Thomas, died last Sunday tnornine in the King's Daughters' Hospital in MartinsburR, folowing an operation for stomach trouble. She is survived by her husband, a son and two daughters. I Dr. Wa'do Percy GofT, 51 years jnld. ^ n r i tno iaTe senator Nathan unit | and member of one of the most prom- j incnt families in West Virginia, died t last Sunday afternoon in Clarksburg, f following a heart attack. t Mrs. Pearl V. Orr, "the young wife of H. H. Orr, died last Fridav at her home in Berkeley county. The deceased, whose maiden name was Har- 1 den. was a native of Bakcrton, this I county. f Miss Margaret .fane Horner, widow , of George W Horn r, died yesterday i at her home in Mnr'insbiirg, acd 72 | years. One son, Wm. F. Horner, sur- f vives her. Find a Distillery Near Town. Yesterday afternoon Deputy Sheriff | Geo. C. I.ink and Constable W. W. c Winters went to the Gait farm cast j of town in search of a moonshine plant that is said to have been supplying the . neighborhood with bootleg liquor tnt \ some time post. The tenant % 18 not , at home, but a search revealed a still , of ten gallons capacity and aboof fifty gallons of mash ready for dis'illing. The apparatus was found neatly hidden in a shock of wheat a short distance < from the house. The mash was de- " stroyed and the officers brought the 1 still to town and kept it as evidence 1 against the operator. Some hours later J. L. Kindalf, the tenant on the place, who had been in Maryland, i gave himself up and had a hearing he- < fore Magis'ratc R. G. Miller After j; hearing the evidence in the case, the ( magistrate held Mr Kindall in Si.000 1 ] bail for the action of the grand jury. j Bond was furnished and he was re- j 1 leased from custody. The accused man j declared that he knew nothing what- ' > ever about the still or the mash. < own .IBERI. st Virginia, Thursday, July 6, wKnnoiNc. BKIXS. From the Portland, Maine, papers, we get the following account of a wedding of interest in this section: Among the most attractive home weddings this season was that of Miss Beth Loring Neal. daughter of Mr and Mrs. O Warren Neal. of Prospect street, and Cleon Scott Osbourn, which took place Wednesday evening at eight o'clock at the home of the bride's parents. The wedding took place in the spacious living room, which was effectively decorated with pink and white peonies and greens. Rev. Albert Steele, of Madison, Connecticut, performed the ceremony, using the single ring service, and the bride was given in marriage by her father. Howard Clark, of the Congress Square Church, pkned the wedding march. The bride, who is a most attractive girl, was gowned in white Kitten's Far crepe with pearl trimmings, and uiadc with most becoming lines. With this she wore a long tulle veil caught with orange blossoms, and carried a shower bouquet. Miss Helen Burr, of Springfield. Maine, attended the bride as maid of honor, and wore a gown of orchid georgette, carrying a boifouet of lavender sweet peas and Ophelia roses. The bridesmaids were Miss Alice Osbourn, of the Shenandoah Valley, West Virginia, and Miss Pollv Seelev nf - . w. n W?MIMKIUH, VlUIIIICVII* cut, who were gowned in orchid organdie, while thev carried bouquets of pink and lavender sweet pens. The Misses Dorothy Owen and Dorothy Dean served as ribbon girls, wearing attractive frocks of apple green organdie and old-fashioned nosegays. Mr. Osbourn, the bridegroom, chose as his best man Robert Calhoun, of Cnrlcton College, and the ushers included Maurice Wakeman, of the Medical School at Yale, and Charles Stocl -:an. of Norwood street. Following the ceremony the bridal party were assisted in receiving by he bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. O. Warren Neal. Mrs. Manfred Warren dipped punch and was assisted by the following young ladies who served the ices: Miss Katherine Palmer, Miss Vivian Osgood, Miss Helen Campbell, Miss Dorothy Drinkwater, Miss Charlotte Smith, Miss Marjoric Danforth and Miss Margaret Goody. Mrs. Charles J. Stockman was in charge of the guest book, while Mrs. Richard Libby had charge of the gifts. Mr. Osbourn and his bride left for a short wedding trip, the bride traveling in a white flannel snort suit with blue trimmings and with hat to match. After their wedding trip thev will spend the remainder of the summer in West Virginia and in the fall wilf make their home in New Haven. Mr. Osbourn has been chosen as freshman football coach at Yale for the coming year, and both Mr. and Mrs. Osbourn will continue their studies at Yale to secure their degrees. The bride is taking a musical course. M'ss Arncs Mae Bell, daugh'cr of Mrs. M I.. Bell, of Shcpherdstown. ind Mr. Samuel I.. Victch. of RaltiTiorc. were married last Monday mornng at 7 o'clock at the hnm? nf rhc rcremony was performed hv Rev W. M. Compton, and was witnessed >nly hv members of the immediate families. The bride and groom were atended by Miss Bessie Bell and Mr. Robert Seibert. After the wedding a breakfast was served to the bridal >artv, and soon thereafter Mr. and Mrs. Vicfch left in their automobile for i wedding trip. They went from here to Baltimore, and from Hiere they vill proceed to Philadelphia and New fork. Later they will sail for the Bermuda Islands, and upon their reurn will make their home in Philalelphia. The bride is one of Shepterdstown's most popular girls, and is i graduate of Shepherd College. She las been an efficient school teacher since her graduation, having taught in ^lkins and other places. Mr. Vietch s connected with a banking house. sVe ioin with their friends in wishing 'or them all happiness and good forune. Mr. Andrew E. Strode and Miss foanna Finnicttm were married on fitly 1st in Huntington, W. Va.. by Rev. Claude K. C.oodwin, of the First W. E. Church The bride is a graduite nurse of Kesslcr Hospital in Hunfngton. Mr Strode was formerly a aopular operator for the Norfolk ft Western Railway at Shcpherdstown He and his hndc are now visiting his nothcr in Charts Town and other rcllfivcs and friends in the county. They vi'l he a* b'-me after fulv flth at Mason City, where Mr. Strode has agency jvork. We join with Andy's numerous rriends here in wishing for him and hir, ;harming vounp wife a lifetime ?f hapjiness and goold fortune. Mr. Mervyn I.udwig and Miss T'tila Frvc hoth of Rio. Hampshire conn'v. W Va . and ho h former students at shepherd f^o'leoe were marrie-t on [une 27th in Winchester by Rev. A. A Kelly. Mr. Jennings Weller and Mrs. Restie Gore Dusing, both of Charles ["own, were married June 29th in Westminster, Md., by Rev. R. P. Rupey. O Why raise a crop of wheat or hay and run the risk of losing it by fire >r lightning, when the cost of a 5PKCIAI. CROP POLICY issued in jne of the "oldest and largest companies in the world" fully protecting rou is so small? Phone or use our return postal card and we will put your solicy in force at once. Washington, Mexander and Cooke. Jos. H. Trout, tub-agent. jKefli 1922. UTTLE LOCALS. If you want a newspaper that will Veep you posted on town and county and Stale news, subscribe for the Register. Sent to any address one year for 51.50, or six months for 75 cents E. R. Shirley threshed a Held of wheat for R. M. Lucas this week tV averaged 22 bushels per acre A 5 ! Hand ridge's crop yielded about J., I bushels per acre. E. E. Harwood 'threshed H. T. Skinner's crop, which averaged about 15 bushels per acre. On Saturdav of this week the Norfolk & Western Railway will have extra coaches on the morning train for the accommodation of Shepherd Colj lege students who wish to visit the ! Luray Caverns. The fare for the , num.I ?ri? ...111 k- ---> ? us <*'. me excursionists will return on the night train "Cacapon Molly Douglas," an j Ayrshire cow from the Keytnann Mei morial Farms near Wardensville. this State, sold recently for $1,010, the highest price reached in a sale of that ! breed This breed of cattle is son| sidcrcd so free from disease that they , arc taken into federally accredited ! herds w ithout quarantining. I Harry T. Fraley, of McKecsport, Pa., who is connected with the National I Biscuit Company in Pittsburg, has our J thanks for a generous supply of delicious cakes made by his company all of thrm most toothsome, and wc enjoyed them greatly. J. Reynolds I Foutz, north of tow n, who was also rc| tnembered by Mr. Fraley, brought us 1 our share in yesterday. ! Mrs. Harry A. Downs entertained : a number of her friends at a most delightful bridge party last Thursday evening, and later she and Mr. Downs gave a supper to additional guests who had been invited for this feature j of the entertainment. Supper was I served on the lawn amid charming surroundings, and wag thoroughly eni joyed by all who were present. The 4th of July was the quietest holiday of this sort that Shcphcrdstown has experienced in many years. Showers of rain fell at intervals all day long, and though they stopped long enough to let us have a ball game in tllf* uftornnnn **y ' ...? ...,v.......... ..ivy were sunicicn! lo prevent picnics and other outdoor pleasures. Beginning again between j six and seven o'clock, the rain fell ; steadily all the balance of the evening J His brother Masons of Eureka Lodge | No 105. A. F & A. M., of Sharpsburg, Md , paid a nice compliment to T. H. i Davis, of Shepherdstown, recently, when they presented him with a paidup life membership card. Mr. Davis, who is in his 82d year, has been n member of Eureka Lodge for 55 years j ?n longer period than any other member now living, though Jacob McGrav ! nnd James Snyder are not far behind him. Here's a pretty fair snake story from i last week's Charles Town Advocate: Harry and George W. Bell, residing near Christ Church, on the mountain i south of Mycrstown, using clubs killed 1 a big rattlesnake on Wednesday. The j boys were on horseback and passed I over the snake in the county road, their j attention being attracted by the reptile making a noise with its rattles. It measured eight feet in length, and i when killed it was found to have eighteen rattles and a button. Dr. Allen Portcrflcld, of New York, formerly of Martinshurg and a graduate of Shepherd College, has decided to accept the offer to become dean of the department of German at RandolphMacon Woman's Collge, Lynchburg, Vn ntlP rif thn Inn/linn . ./..V W, MIW IV-rtU I I I f > IIICMUU1 HJII3 ?'I its kind in the South. He will enter upon his new duties this fall. I)r Portcrfield has for some years been J ! head of the German department at Bernard College, connected with Columbia University, and lately he has been doing editorial work on the New York Evening Post. Following the advice of unwise and i unwholesome leaders, the employees; of the repair shops of the Baltimore ! ft Ohio Railroad at Martinsburg wenf out on strike last Saturday. The com- j pany thereupon ordered the shops to be closed indefinitely, and the doors will be shut today. This throws 175 men out of employment, perhaps permanently, for the railroad has not been anxious for some time to keep the M TI? --- - |.|?M,H3DUIH )>IUII( gUlllg. I lie Sir' It | has now determined the company to close the shops, and it may be a long time before they are reopened. This is a blow to the community that might , have been avoided. Omnty Engineer James K. Hendricks is superintending work on the Charier Town road between Shepherdstown and the two-mile woods, and for some time past a considerable force of men have been at work. The road has been worked over, and is now being scrape^, in order to fill the holes that I have appeared as a result of the traffic. At several places along the road drains arc being installed, and 1 just now automobilists should be cautioned against the ditches that arc being dug across the road for the installation of the drains. It is understood that this stretch of road will be oiled, as an experiment, after the presI ent repairs have been completed. The road between the two-mile woods and ! Halltown is in good condition at presI ent, and it appears that this is the best route to Charles Town. Recent repairs, amounting practically to rebuilding in places, have been made to j the highway between Reedson and Halltown, and ag a result the road be: tween these two points is now in the 1 best of order. V ViM I J fttw MP V : $1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. NEW VOL. 58--No. 27. rxHAVE REACHED CALIFORNIA. G. W. Hoffman ami his party have safely made the trip from Shepherdstown to California in their a itomobile. and lie wri ej us an interesi'ng letter front Sacramento concerning the jonrnry. Hi3 letter is dated June 30th and lie writes: We have reached the beautiful city of Sacramento, the capital of California W ' arrived here June 28th, after having traveled 4.AV) miles in our au oniobilc since leaving Shepherdstewn May 11th. We ha I tine luck all the way through not as much as one little puncture, though a little Ford roadster tried to knock us olf the road one day. He scarred one fender up some for us. but. ooor fel low, 1 don't know how much harm he | did to his own car, for after he stopped he couldn't turn a wheel, so I pulled I him about four miles and left him at a garage to be Hxcd up. Well, this was a fine trip throughout. We found the road very good all the way, except those in the flr^t .part of our trip, owing to the h;a\y J rains, were rather bad; and then the roads in the State of Nevada most of the time were awful. We would go for miles where 'he roads were just one bump after another. Very oft'n, we could only travel five miles an hour. But we got through all right. After i passing through Reno and Carson City we started up an eleven-mile grade up the Sierra mountain. We |ust took out our high gear?we didn't need it; second gear was plenty high enough. Wc saw all makes of cars setting along the roadside cooling off, but the only I time the old Franklin stopped was I while we got out to eat snow and make ; snow balls, for wc passed over about four miles of road whSrc there were I snowdrifts. The roads going up the mountains J and coming down were very narrowin places, with one short curve after another. The beautiful scenery looking down in the valley was past describing, and the water rushing down the high rocks on the roadsides was very cool and refreshing. After reaching the summit we came down by the shores of Lake Tahoe and followed along the hanks of the American river most of the time. We pnsscd through eleven States and , man large cities. 'Ifhe traffic was , great, but wc never had one bit of I trouble in getting through. Wc stayed up in the mountain for a few davs ; at a summer resort called Whitehall. I as it was as warm in the valley. We llnd it very pleasant here, and have to sleep under blankets at night. We jexpect to be here for several weeks. F'lcase send the Register to Sacra| mento. We have received the paper i each week, and surely have enjoyed getting the home news. We are nil feeling fine over our trip and now expect to take in the State of California. i Writing from Winnemucca, Nevada. ' under date of June 25>th. Mr. Hoffman ! said r "We arc ncaring the State of California and expect to reach there by the 27th. We have gotten along so far on our trip without a bit of trouble, but for the last few days we have had some rough roads?just one thankyma'nm after another. Some of the roads are' too narrow to pass another car. and it is up to one or the other to get off. Today we met a cn- at one of these places, so we had o get down. It looked as if we would turn over. Kut we got down all right by four persons standing on the running" board to keep it from upsetting while I was at the wheel. There's one thing about this trip?you can cat your own dust, for it is so dusty in places over the desert and plains that you can't get away from it. Wc expect to be in Sacramento for a little while, so please send the Register of this week to us there. We have passed through some pretty mountain scenery and canyons, and have seen lots of snow on the mountains in the distance. j , Fruit Exchange Officers Fleeted. All old officers of the Martinsburg ? ? ? i iuii bxuianKc wtre rc-cicciea mondav morning at the annual meeting as follows : President, L. H. Thompson; vice-president. H C .Marshall; secretary, J. H. Fisher; treasurer, A. .B. Eagle. The directors are Milton Burr, A B. Eagle, H. !.. Alexander, D. Gold Miller, John Y McDonald, H. C. Marshall, J. A. Butler, F. L. Dunn, H. C. i Miller. L. H. Rooney, James H. Smith, C. E. Thompson, L. H. Thompson, G. B. Wiltshire. H. F. Smith. Some time since J. F. Wilson was re-elected manager. The customary reports were made by officials for the year just ended and announcement was made that the exchange would handle the Inwood Fruit Growers supplies this year, packed through the State demonstration and packing plant at that place, under the "Johnny Appleseed" brand. The exchange has also received into membership a number of new orchard companI ies controlling some of the largest and i best orchards in Berkeley and Jefferson counties. ; i ne large ana commoaious warsj house building at the Baltimore and l Ohio passenger station, in which ofl flees will also be located, is to be rcadv for occupancy by July 15th, and the Martinsburg Fruit Exchange expects to ship in the neighborhood of 200 carloads of fruit this season. At present the exchange is giving out no prices and no sales have sd far been made. The prices coming out of Roanake, Va., for Shenandoah Valley fruit are quoted as follows: Agrade York Imperials. $5 per barrel; A-grade Ben Davis, $4.50; Staymena, $5.50; Winesaps, $6; Black Twigs, $5.50.?Martinsburg Journal.