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I H. I SNYDER, Publisher
? u \i;en. of Ne wing ton, Va.,
(ha> sent us an interesting record?a
^ p\ f toe roster of Company H.
Sec ltd Virginia Regiment, Stonewali
p pail- This company, "Letcher
gifles.'' was organized at Duffields in
mI and was mustered into service
jt Harper's Ferry in May of that year.
Many t these men were transferred
to the cavalry outfits from Jefferson
c eno Mr. Allen, who is a son of
] n u Allen, of Company H, write.us
that it any of tne descendants of
these gal'ant men will send additional;
information to Mr. Robinson, chief
of ree rds. at Richmond, Va., he will
add it to the record if properly certified
The following is the roster as
it appears in Volume I, page 98, Virginia
State Library:
Hunter. J II. L... captain, enlisted IStil. j
Hur-t. James A., first lieutenant, re- '
Link. Thomas, second lieutenant,
wounded at Kernstown, first lieutenant.
Melvin. J. S., second lieutenant, cap
tain brigade commissary.
Maddox, James E., first sergeant, second
Bane. J. I . second sergeant, third lieutenant.
Jenkins. Jos. $.. third sergeant, captain, i
. r [. nr j w fourth scr- t
Uiapiiai - ?geant.
Ostourn, Alex. L., first corporal.
Sappingtun, G. W., second corporal. j
N ;civ. Chas. A., third corporal.
Hess. Chare Is M., fourth corporal. 1
died in hospital.
Allen. John \V., private, corporal, sergeant.
transferred to Co. D, 12tii J
Allen. James M., private, transferred
to Co. D. 12th Cavalry.
Ashhy. George Vi'., private, wounded
an j d;od in hospital.
Billings. Henrv M., lieutenant, resigned
May 2H. 18t>3.
Broun, ,I"S. \\\. private.
Barringvr, Geo. W., private.
Barringer. James W., private.
Barringer, Crank, private.
Brantncr, George W., private.
Bennett. .Mason, private.
Chrisfield, John W., private, killed at i
Cra!c\. lid., private.
C Ibert, Joseph, private.
Cran. George, private.
Coibert. Richard, private.
Curry, C. 1', private.
Curry. Charles, private.
Cnnner. Nnrris, private.
Delavin. Pat, private.
Heck, Ld C or Kd. M., private.
Eichelhergcr. 1. . private, discharged S
" May 2.}. 18(52.
Eichelbtrger, S.. private,
hskridgc, 11 i n Vi'., private.
Engle. Geo w.t private, died in hos-!
M p 1,11.
finale. John M . private.
private, first lieutenant.
| rivate, paroled as sec
n;ij !i.
F:.T'> '
ley,, Edward, private.
H Gageby, d, B., private.
Grul'-.r. A . ite.
B 1 , private.
B . private, surrendered ,
hn \V.. private.
B . private.
B private.
' '
private, surrendered!
B G., private, sergeant
lit ??1C. 1
Kor - . private.
John, private, i
ix Station. I
T . private.
H . private, died in
H ry>, nriv
1 lft. May 23.1802.
H . rivate, died in ho*rH
private, lieutcn
IK. private, stir
H IT., private.
. private, assaulted and
t , lieutenant.
. s. private, wounded in
.*. tt lines, private.
. private.
>1. private.
Mil. private.
' or private, fifcr.
R private, died in
H h^r;,'l
1 R., private.
W u I Matt, private.
H tendneVs William, private, killed^ at |
Manassas, first battle,
i Hendricks, D. W., private.
King, John, private.
Bcnavita. F. orivate. KnnnnVp n;?v
Bane, John, second lieutenant.
Crown, F -N., private, discharged S
O. 118, May 23, 1862.
Conner, Maurice, private.
Devier, Giles. 1861, private, eighteen
months Rockingham.
Eichelberger. H., private.
Foley, John F., lieutenant.
Henderson, Richard, private, Jefferson
C. V. 123.
Harvey, Simon W., 1861, apl. orderly
sergeant, wounded five times.
Hoffman, T. A., 1862. private, three
Henkle, , first lieutenant.
Jenkins, (Joseph) J., captain, paroled
as captain, 2d Virginia Infantry.
Jenkins, William, private.
Knott, E. J. 1861, private, four years.
Kirkner, J. W., private, three years.
Kcphart, Jacob W., private.
Link, Crusen, private.
Mattox, R. P., Oct., 1863, sergeant,
eighteen months, wounded at Hall's
Melvin, Jacob, captain.
Padgett, Jos., private.
Robinson. James, private.
ShaifT. J. K.. private.
Sweeney, C. H., private.
ScharfT, Jacob, private.
Sheppard, James T., private.
Sheppard, Robert, private.
Sheppard, Wid. private.
Thompson, R. W., priva'c, dropped
March 1, 1864, G. O 49.
Thompson, Robert, private.
Thocker, S- E., sergeant.
Wright, H. B., private, three years
Rockingham, PI.
Webster, R., wounded at Mine Run.
Whiskey Runner Sh"t,
Shot through the left arm and breast
during a running fight with policr
officers in an attempt to evade arrest
and get away with 55 gallons of
whiskey, John W. Fry, of Martinsburg.
was laid up in the Winches or Hospital
last Saturday.
Fry was shot about daybreak by Ben
Armel, motorcycle patrolman, who.
with Sheriff Pannett and Chief of Po
lice Doran, had gone to intercept Fry
and Hugh Reynolds, bound from Elkton,
Va., to Martinsburg in a highpowered
automobile loaded with red
rye liquor in five and ten-gallon kegs.
Fry was betrayed by an attractive
young woman, who told Sheriff Pannett
that both men had gone to Elkton
and would return Saturday morning.
It is said they had been lovers\
but Fry had thrown her over. Het
name was not revealed.
When the whiskey car reached Stephens
City, on the Shenandoah Valley
pike, about dawn, Armel called upon
Fry to stop. Instead, Fry is alleged
to have cursed Armel and sped
away. Mounting his motorcycle tho
officer gave chase and a running fight
ensued. Bullets from Armel's rcvol
?tr puimuica icar nres ot urys car
which aped along on the rims eight
or ten miles until finally Fry was
wounded. .Meanwhile Reynolds was
throwing kegs ot' liouor from the car
and they were strung along the road
from Stephens Cit" to Kernsrown.
Winchester bootleggers, who had heard
of the raid, detoured and began picking
up the kegs. Thcv were caught in
the act by the officers, who compelled
them at gunpoint to bring the liquor
to the city hall.
It is said that the men Fry and Reynolds
had been running whisky for
some time past from Elkton, where the
distilleries arc flourishing in the nearby
Dairyman Has Dad Luck.
Charles S. Billmycr, dairyman, who
lives south of town, has had more than
hie, share of bad luck the past week'
His most valuable cow, Duch-iss dn
Couvan, a thoroughbred Jersev of th*1
finest strain, died from septic poisoning.
Mr. Billmyer rccentlv bought this
cow at a cost of over $500, and it i i
probably the best Jersey ever brought
into this section, and he had expected
to use her in building up his herd to
the highest standard. His calves havo
also been affected with a disease which
the veterinarian pronounced forage
poisoning, and one calf about six
months old has died and another a !if?
tie older is in bad condition, the poison
having caused it to go blind. Thfl
I t rmiKlo f /\ lintrO r o m r* frnm ?
fungus growth on hay. While cows
arc not susceptible, calves and horsec,
have a small chance when they become
ill from it. Mr Billmycr alsi
had a fine field of oats which he harvested,
and put into the barn to cure*
The wet weather was too much for it
and he now has a spoiled crop of oats
on his hands. If is prettv well agreed
that Mr. Billmvcr has had his share
of bad luck and more than enough to
last him the rest of the year.
The First Law of Nature
Get Special Short Term Insurance Policies
j Covering your wheat and hay may save
you many dollars
Washington, Alexander & Cooke
Charles Town, W. Va.
Jos. H. Trout. Sub-Agent
Shepherdstown, W. Va.
O Listen!
Boswell is going to sell
three pounds of cocoa for 25 cents
Saturday only. July 15>th.
Think of it?men's all-linen handkerchiefs
25 cents each, S2.75 a dozen.
icrdstown, Jefferson County, Wt
A frank statement of financial fear,
coupled \ie ?t!i an earnest appeal for relict,
mi as presented last week to the
board of equalization and review of
Berkeley county sitting as a final assessing
agency before 1922 assessment
books are turned over to the county
court to. the levy, by a body of fruit 1
growers and business men at Martins
burg. The specific prayer was for a
downward revision of the present orchard
valuation scale because the yield
this season will be so limited as to
make entirely unfair the increase in
orchard property reported by the assessor.
The board on Saturday morning ordered
a flat reduction of 25 per ccni
on -.he 1922 scale, putting the valuation
back practically to the 1921 scale,
on the basis of which the Tax Commis
sioner's office ordered a substantial increase.
The assessor and staff are opposing
the reduction and have asked that a
special representative come from tlv
tax office to review the whole siuation
Further appeals for reductions were
forecasted following the concession to
the fruit men when Martinsburg business
men asked for a hearing, and
the farmers of the county intimated
they would like to make a concerted
I appeal for relief also.
Special Assessor Wilbur H. Thon?A
designated by State Tax Commissioner
Hallanan to advise wiih the assessors !
and the boards of review in the fruit
counties regarding fair valuation or
fruit iand, sat with the board, and because
of his activity in connection with
the ssessment and his status as th
Tax Commissioner's special representative
took part in the discussion and
was quizzed by the growers.
The discussion early ran against the
problem, assuming that the board
would agree to make a reduction on
the fruit land, of how it could be cq- !
uitably cone. The proposal to make a
flat revision for all orchards on the |
ground of the practically total failun >
of the crop, raised the objection, which
Special Assessor Thomas said he per- |
serially could never abandon, that it
would be unfair to recede on the 1922 ;
valuation. To give the orchard with
a crop the same reduction as the neigh- ,
boring orchard where there is no crop
j would be unfair to the State, it wa '
pointed out, which instituted the pros- |
ent revaluation that resulted in the
boosting of values.
But the embarrassed erowers I
ed the converse of the proposition and
insisted that merely because an isolated
orchard happened to have a crop
this year it would not be fair to tht
barren orchards adjoining to maintain
an increase on them which the yielding
orchard perhaps warranted. The
growers explained that they felt they ,
were acting within their rights in coming
before the board, that the board '
was constituted for just such emergencies,
and added that there would have
been no appearance had it not been for
the fact that the crop prospects were
ruined by the freeze which came after
most of the orchard property had beetviewed.
It was explained that orchard properties
ranged in values betueen $10f
and $300 in Berkeley county, few of
them running as high as the latter figure,
and that $200 Tin acre was taken
as a base for a good orchard, well cultivated,
with good trees and of bearing
age. The same condition holds
true for Jefferson and Morgan cour- !
ties also, which are extensive fruit ;
A telegram from Tax Commissioner j
Hallanan to Special Assessor Thomas j
. answering a letter from Mr. Thomas; 1
apprising the tax office of the freeze j
' and its devastating effects, was read i
to the board and to the fruit m:n, in ,
which the Tax Commissioner ?nid ht
would sec without criticism any ad- |
ju-tmo't of values which was fair and ,
which would avoid the creation of any
fax bur-fen for the fruit growers.
These instructions were supplement- |
. <j Mr. Thomas said, in a confers*- I
tion with the Tax Commissioner recently
in which the tax head directed
that any reasonable adjustment
be made.
Branding the action of the Berkeley
Countv Roard of Review as ' !!.caT'
in reducing the fruit lan 1 vnleat'ons
by ?5> eer cent, Commissioner Unllanan
pointedlv requested me honr.l to
reconsider the matter of assessment i
in a telegram received by the ' " ml 1
Monday morning. In his telegram Mr
Hallanan said "the courts have held
that the Board of Review has ri authority
to order a horizontal decrease
in assessments." "Bach property must
be treated on an individual bisi?. he
continued. "I want to call this to
your attention so that you mav understand
that vour action in ordering a
horizontal decrease would be invalid.
If there is any orchard propertv as!
sensed at more than its true value if
is undoubtcdlv the duty of the board
to reduce it, but so far as making a
general decrease in assessment it
would be an abuse of your authority.
I would request your reconsideration I
( of the matter."
Whv raise a crop of wheat or hay
and run the risk of losing it bv fire j
or lightning, when the cost of aj
one of the "oldest and largest com- J
1 panies in the world" fully protecting '
| you is so small? Phone or use our re- J
turn postal card and we will put your
policy in force at once. Washington,
Alexander and Cooke. Jos. H. Trout,
i sub-agent.
Trv Roswell's Potomac herring, 3
| for 5 cents.
'st Virginia, Thursday, July 13,
Mr Hugh N. Pendleton, of McKeesport.
Pa., has rented the Shepherd 1
House on Main street at present oc > t
cupted by Misses Baumgardner, >X'il J f
liams and Shrivcr. and will get pos ! \
session in a week or two. Mr. Pen- t
dleton drove here from McKccsport I
\estcrday with his daughters. Miss
Serena and Miss Helen, who are at
Lcelnnd for the present Mrs. Pcndle- *
ton will come next week, and Mr.
Pendleton w ill he hcrc for his vacation ,
the latter part of August. .
Mr. and Mrs. O. Warren Neal, oJ q
Portland, Maine, are guests of the fam- |j
ily of Mr. J. B. Osbourn, near DuRields
Mr. and Mrs. Clcon Osbourn, whose
wedding took place in Portland re- '
cently, arc also at Mr. Osbourn's old a
home for a visit. The two couples, to- ?
(ether with Miss Alice Osbourn, mo f
tored down from Portland the past '
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Clinedinst, ,
of Akron, Ohio, who were touring
through Virginia, made a pleasant call ?
at the Register ofhee a few days ago .
An ancestor of Mrs. Clinedinst, whose
name was Cramer, lived in Shepherds- J!
town many years, and she was trying i ,
to tind out something about him.
Mr. W. F. Compton, of Morgan coun- C
ty, W. Va., has been in Shepherds^ tt
town the past week visiting his son,
Rev. W. A\. Compton. He is a Confederate
veteran, and recalls having
been in Shepherdstown as a soldier ^
in Stonewall Jackson's command fifty-nine
years ago.
I>r. Howard Moore, who spent sev- u
eral months with his relatives in this c
county, left last week on the return m
trip to Alaska. He has a long, long o
journey ahead of him. It is said that
when he came Last he walked 400 .
miles, as the rivers were frozen up
and i avigation was closed.
Mrs. Charles E. A. Marshall, for- tl
mcrly of Shepherdstown, now of Staun- v
ton, Va., is visiting Miss Sallie Page f
Andrews at Fruit Hill, north of town, f
Mrs. Marshall lived here a number ot t
years when her husband, the Rev. Mr r
Marshall, was rector of Trinity Episcopal
Church. j
Mrs. Ellen Turner Rush, who spent t
the past year in Nevada, has return- r
ed to her home kn Slicpherdstown t
and is with her parents, Mr. and Mrs i
George F. Turner. Mr. Turner has y
not been so well for some time past, i
Mrs. Phillip Edwards and daughter, 1
Miss Elizabeth, of Norfolk, Va., and '
Miss Emma Nebitt, of Nashville,
Tenn., are visiting at Elmwood Farm s
the summer home of Mr. and Mrs s
C. A. Williams, near Leetown. f
Miss Helen Schley, Miss Catherine ^
Macfarlane, and Mr. Jay Bossard, of
Philadelphia, are spending a couple ok !j
weeks at Rockland, on the Kearneysville
road, south of town, guests of the
Muzzcy family.
Hon. George M. Bowers, of Martinsburg,
Republican candidate for re- ,
election to Congress from this district,
was in Shcnherdstown on Mnnd.iv <*ir. .
culating among his friends.
Mr Wardcll McDonald, whose ill J
ncss was noted Tn last week's issue I
of our paper, continues about the t
same, little improvement being nc I
ticcd in his condition. C
Miss Ruth Myers returned home thfirst
of the week, after having had a i
pleasant outingat Wildwood, N. J., with I
a party of young people from Alorgan- S
town, W. Va. c
Miss Shirley I ye, student at Shep
herd College, and Miss Louise Kable,
of Kabletown, spent the week-end with
Aliss Louise Gardner at her home in
Leetov/n. ;
Mr. Kirk Woolery, who is an instructor
in Bethany College, at Bethany, .
W. Va., is in Shepherdstown visit- .
ing his sister, .Mrs. H. P. Schley.
Mr. H. L. Snyder, of the Register s
office, has been in Pittsburg this week j f
attending a meeting of a commission r,
of the United Lutheran Church. t
Miss Peggy McAvoy, who has been ^
visiting Miss Jean Wysong at Sudlcy
Place the past month, returned to her
home in Baltimore Monday.
Mr. 11. L. Byers, who lives south ' c
of town on the "Red Pump" farm,
called at the Register office yesterday !
to renew his subscription., j .
Mr Raleigh C. Criswell, who spent f
the past month or two in this section C
among relatives and friends, has re- I
turned to Chicago. tl
Mr. Charlie bulk, of the Kearneys- ^
ville neighborhood, spent the past '
week in Wa-hington, visiting friend., i n
and relatives.
Mr. M. B. Myers, one of the Re?- |,
ister's subscribers from Shenandoah ?
Junction, was among our callers yea- c
terday. 0
Mr. David I. Henrietta, of the n
Charles Town neighborhood, was a
caller at the Register office yesterday. c
Miss Helen Pendleton, of the Little C
Green Tea House, is spending a few p
days in New York this week. a
Mr. Harry Miller, of Hanover, Pa. !j
is here spending a week or two with
his uncle, R. G. Miller.
Mr. Lcdru Koontz, of Washington ^
formerly of Shepherdstown, is vis- J
iting relatives here this week.
Miss Frankic Needy spent the week- ti
end with Miss Mary Payne at Bunker ti
Hill, Berkeley county. t<
Miss Helen Pendleton of the Little e
Green Tea House, has purchased a P
Ford roadster. S
Mrs. Harry A. Downs Rave a picnic i
Tuesday for little Miss Patience Latiiter,
of Washington, who is visiting
rtrs. Downs' daughter, Hetty. A num 1
>cr of Betty's youthful g>rl friends |
ittended the outing, which was at
.emen's Spring, on the Potomac.
The MartinshurR Fruit Exchang
ent out its first solid car-load of ap
?les for the season last Saturday,
rhen it shinned two cars of Yellow
"ransparents to a northern nuirket.
'rices for Yellow Transparents were
uoted at $1.75 to $2.25 per bushel drive
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shepherd cntrtained
a number of their friends with
delightful dinner party at their
ountry home north of town Saturday
vening The dinner w as served on the i
iw n in front of their home, and canles
were used to light the tables i
ibout fifteen guests were present.
The big truck of the National Bis- 1
uit Company that traveled out of
lagcrstow n and made periodical visits i
trough this section, was struck by a <
ain and demolished lust Friday near <
/aynesboro, Pa. R. E. Dicks, the |
river, and Charles CrameT and Wil- 1
ur Pomcroy were rather badly hurt. ]
Cakes and biscuits lined the rnilroad i
acks. I
At a conference of attorneys in '
Charleston on Monday last it was dcided
that after the trial of John Wilurn
for murder in the Jefferson Cir- i
uit Court next month, on charges
rowing out of the armed march of
nion miners in Mingo and Logan i
ounties last year, that Walter Allen
rill be placed on trial on the charge
f troason.
The weather the past few days has
ecn mighty warm, the thennometcf :
etting as high as 98 to 100J4 on Wed- I
lesday. Every day has been hot and |
he nil'hts hnvo hern su-Htormr, inn I
r? ?* ,v"
rhich is fine for the growing corn.
>ut rather hard on babies and fat
oiks. Storms have threatened a num
?er of times, but so far they havd
>assed around us.
Large numbers of Shcpherdstown
oik have been enjoying the bathing in
he Potomac this week. The river was
nuddv the first of the week, and the
act that there was but a slight rise
n the stream has made the clearing
jp a little slow. Bass fishing has been
impossible for some time past, owing
:o the rains in the upper regions drain?d
by the Potomac.
The west half of the block of Main
dreet between King and Princess
;treets has been resurfaced this week
>y order of the town authorities. Last
vcck Hne gravel was spread along the
dock, and Monday morning a generous
coating of oil and sand was added,
"he method used in resurfacing is the
lame that has proved so satisfactory
n rebuilding other sections of street
n Shcpherdstown.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Byers and
amily, of Berkeley county, entcrtain:d
as their guests the past Sunday
dr. and A\rs. L. M. Walker and their
ion Charles, of Martinsburg, Master j
amcs Durburow, of New York, Mrs '
i L. Cook, of Hagerstown, Mr. and ;
drs. H. L. Byers, Mr. anu Mrs. H.
J. Cook and family and Mr. C. H |
^ook, of Shepherdstown.
A very valuable work horse belong- j
ng to Charles Newton Jones, who |
ives in Berkeley county, north of
kll Aftll of/4ctnn'M ? , n ? \r 11 a/1
S'lwpnv I V? II, was MIK'U lilSI JflUIllay
evening by a bolt of lightning,
rhe animal was standing under a tree ,
n a field near a wire fence and the
dectric discharge killed it instantly. |
fhc horse, which was a big roan and
juite valuable, was insured against j
leath by lightning.
J. L. Kindall, tenant on the Gait
arm along the river east of Shep- j
terdstown, who last week was arrested |
ill a charge of operating a moonshine
itill, was taken to the county jail in
Charles Town the first of the week,
iwing to his inability to arrange for ,
he bond which was set for his rci
ease. The amount was $1,000, in de- j
ault of which Kindall was jailed to i
wait trial. When the authorities '
earched Kindall's premises they found j
10-gallon still and about 50 gallons '
>f mash ready for distilling.
Two former residents of Jefferson
ounty are candidates for nominations
n the approaching primary election in
icrkelev county. Attorney Charles N
Campbell is an aspirant for the nomnation
to the House of Delegates on
h? Democratic ticket. He was a rcsilent
of Charles Town a number ol
ears and practiced law there before
loving to Martinsburg. The other foricr
Jeffersonian whose name will apear
on the Democratic primary bal- .
at is Richard F. Whiting, of Inwood, ,
- ho seeks a nomination for county |
ommissioner. Mr. Whiting is a son
f th*. late George C Whiting, of Sumiit
The vounp Son nf Mr on/1 I
rrank McDonald, residing on the
'harjes Town road, rear the brick
lant, is at last able to leave his bed,
fter having been laid up for some
me with a broken leg. This makes
he fifth time the boy has fractured
is limb. He has an older brother,
rho, until the last few years, frequcnt1
suffered similar fractures and who
roke almost every breakable bone in
his bod/ It was recorded at the
ime that he had suffered 17 or IP d!s?
tnct fractures. The bones of these
wo are so brittle that they have to
xercise great care in not suddenly
wisting any portion of their bodies.?
lartinsburg Journal.
NEW VOL 58 -No. 28.
Mr. and Mrs. \k'. L i,tjn Donley, of
this vicinity, announce ;'.ie marriage
of their daughter, Miss kat tryn DonIcy.
to Mr. Walter Smith SufcJcn. the
cccrmon/ was performed ill' Zart.-s\tllc.
O.iio, on Thursday iast, J ily
6th. Mr. ant Mi 3. Sugden will be at
m"ii< !.i Sis. i?vi.lw, W. v.... after the
h t jf Sc mb.'r. t - bride is
* ..e it , eh .-Htii c-iiin y's brightest
and most popular young women. She
is a graduate of Shepherd College, and
has been for some years past a leading
teacher, having successfully and satisfactorily
tilled positions in schools
at Wheeling and Sistersville. We
wish for her and her husband all conjugal
felicity. Mr. Sugden was one
of the most prominent football plovers
in the East during his college
ilsys, and has been interested in West
Virginia University athletics. He is
also prominent in Masonic circles iit
this State, and is past Potentate of
siris Temple Shrine of Wheeling.
Miss Neva Virginia Weller, of Pineside,
near Martinsburg, and Mr. Theodore
Hoffman, of McKeesport, Pa ,
were married at the parsonage of the
First Methodist Episcopal Church in
Martinsburg Monday evening by Rev.
Frank Stcclman. The groom has a
responsible position in the office of
the National Tube Works in McKecsjort.
Mr. C. Clarence Boyd and Adits
Bertie M. Wagaman, both of the
Charles Town neighborhood, were married
recently by Rev. T. M. Swann at
the Southern Methodist parsonage in
Charles Town.
Colonel Boyd's Will.
The will of the late Col. J. E. Boyd,
who died at his home in Martinsburg
recently, has been filed for probate.
The instrument was written in
March 1920, and a codicil was added
in April, 1921. To his son, J. W. S.
Boyd, he leaves for life, with remainder
tr? Hia er<n In f?? '!" ??
estate in remainder purchased by the
deceased from J. W. S. Boyd and
known under the name or the "Crim
Farm" and other names. The home
property ut the corner of Raleigh and
Burke is to be maintained as a home
for his daughter, Mrs. Jane M. Hoke
and h.s son, R. H. Boyd, at their election,
until the youngest son of Mrs.
Hoke becomes of age. To R. H. Boyd
the sum of $6,000 is to be paid to
equalize his share with that of his
brother and sister for what they received
from their uncle, R. H. Stcwcrt,
who died before the birth of R. H.
Boyd. To R. II. Boyd is also left in
trust for Mrs. Hoke during her natural
life, with remainder to her children,
the contingent estate in remainder conveyed
by Mrs. Hoke to her father
known as the "Crim Farm"' and under
other names, condition upon payment
of certain obligations. The remainder
of the property is to be sold and
divided, one-third to R. H. Boyd outright,
one-third to Mrs. Hoke for lite,
and the other third to J. W. S. Boyd for
life. J. W. S. Boyd and R. H. Bovd,
sons, arc named executors of the estate.
Road Matters in Court.
An adverse report on the feasibility
of opening a new county m id from the
entrance to the Dutterer . .in. former
ly tne Mi ley farm, west of Charles
Town westward to the county road
through the farm of iMrs. Thomas Frazier,
resulted in the death of the project
in the County Court on Friday
last. The proposed road had been
brought before the court on petition of
sundry citizens of that portion of the
Sheriff Mncoughtry presented the
delinquent list and was given credit
for the several tax bills therein. * The
county clerk was directed to certify
the list to the State Auditor.
Another road opening proposed was
brought before the court on a petition
of citizens of Kabletown district, who
want a road from the terminus of a
road on the west side of the river to
Christ Church on the mountain in the
extreme southern end of the county.
It was temporarily disposed of when
the court appointed Jno. F. Ware,
Thos. S. Heskett and C. R. Langdon,
a committee of viewers to inspect and
report on the project.
C. E. Marlatt with Eugene Bready
as his surety, qualified as a notary
public at Harper's Ferry.
Some Statistics About Kissing.
Marietta, Ohio, July 6, 1922.
Editor Register?Being an inter- 1
estcd reader of the Register, I venturo
a slight comment on an article in your
last issue which states that kissing is
a modern art. The following would
seem to antedate the Queen of Sheba:
Genesis. 29: 11.
Genesis, 33: 4.
Genesis, 45: 15.
Songs of Solomon, 8: 1.
Proverbs, 27: 6. 1
Psalms, 2: 12.
If Solomon knew about kissing, I
should think the Oueen of fihehn m.t??
have also.
Sincerely yours,
MRS. E. W.
Fritzie's Gone.
Fritizie Dachshund Gibson, the pet
dog of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gibson,
passed away this week at the ripe
old age of fourteen years and ond
month, his death being caused by the
infirmities of old age. For a long
time Fritzie has been a familiar flg?
ure on the streets of Shepherdstown,
and for the past twelve years has been
a subscriber to the Saturday Evening

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