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ESTABLISHED 1849. H. L. SNYDER, Publisher notes and comments. Th :> summer as never before there been a cry for good hotel and t^rding-h use accommodations in or - .. cher'-erdstown. Our only hotel rc!\ i o small to offer the needL? cs. and there are no boardivailftble for summer vis, ^ c >d hotel would be n big :.;ct t'.r -his community, and a;] "r ,-inp towns are building such ructures. the question arises, why :"iot Shcpherdstown get together and c -struct an up-to-date hotel that will \-mtrodate summer visitors as well as transient guests? Frederick, Md.. has a large and handsome hotel on th<; uav to completion, and now Winchester :s arranging for a new hostelry that great benefit to that communis It is true that these places arq much larger than Shcpherdstown, but what they are doing on a big scale we could do on a smaller plan. There is no place in this section of the country that is more interesting and desirable than Shcpherdstown as r) summer resort. Within easy reach of the big c ties either by improved high-, us rr railroad; on the loveliest sTC'rh of flie Potomac river, with bo.i-ing. bathing and fishing; bcautifulh located high on the banks of thci riv.r. with pleasant temperature and the grandest scenery; with peculiar social charm and a community of nospitaMe and kindly People?every reasonable eniovment is To be found here and all would be available if those \iho desire to conic could only have comfortable accommodations. are confident that a good hote' here would be well patronized and ITH3I 'i C'hiici i t' mauc it icaiure or uur community that would he popular and profitable. Fvery season there is incuiry from large numbers of person?! uhr' would like to come here for their" vacation individuals and families who have pleasant associations with the town and vicinity and who appreciate the great charm and the natural advantages of this delightful spot. Shall not our business men and others who love the town or who are interested in it take steps looking toward the establishment of a hotel? The victorv of Senator Howard Sutherland over H. C. Ogden for the kertiHican nomination for the United States Senate from West Virginia occasioned more or less surprise. He has a plurality of some 6,000 votes .Mr. 0'- ! .n had a stronc orpaniiarinn in ^^B every county in the State, he had plenty B of money, and he made an active and aei>re<sive campaign, and he seemed |n to be a winner. The explanation of Senator Sutherland's comparatively . rv probably lie-: in the fact B that the nal administration pot I last few weeks of the nave him the weight of was sent into the State and federal offirc-ho'dcrr, were HH rm administration's interest in hi* candidacy. The old guard heavy losses this B deemed expedient ^B r Sutherland if it were '-oen a supt tter of the President and of thi ratty, and it would never do to have -i: h\ .Mr. Ogden. who is tj independent and no stickregularity. It mus' be said t Son - Sutherland. too, that he is 'Me, efficient man. who interests of his conHI people have been r'-..t=cd wi'h his record. ^B ropularitv and his pub ^B i small part in giv^B "ratifying victory. ^fl| Tcwell I r 'lie Pcmocrntic r.om Senate, site made P B| J received a vote of r friends may well bi ^^B c nservntive rtnntv r! ^B wi'hin less than a ynt.iiig the county B .go; nearlv ^B . s an hor oToacti1 V s of the professionB| .rl crs at the poll? Brown, hut in spite ^^B --he rolled up a tre^B . iv,ncr inc people charming and ?r inTucoce was felt t'1 she won I'4 St r if she had had ^B complete canvass o! Gcfv NV Bowers wot1 v!c*ory over his Re ni fY>V the conp.rcs^B ition. Before the elec vays a lot of talV ^B enemies are going tr , but enmchow thf iwav before it Ret* rt however, thai h tve no walk-awa> ^B fr m C. M. Seihert. h?' rponent. Both arc frotr mm . .mi tne futures ol conntv 'act wecV "it Vr Seiber? pot ' ; - in Berkeley. whiW cast their votcf ,' v" R acts in his home courts 'hat there is serious m ine the Republican' t a ci'.intv, and if he fails f. that untcrrified sectior r ' * a carter ' ' Patriotic man is reported ' " '' ic State, lie went td j. 'he hanks in that city and said . \ ' 1 11 to pay the interest or s Liberty bonds. Whitman's candies fresl v' ' ^t'T in nnd take a box home Sljcpl Shephc CROSSING THE DARK RIVER. I George William Osbourn, retired I farmer and lifelong resident of this vicinity, diej Wednesday afternoon at I his home east of Shepherdstown, aged 78 years, 2 months and 26 days. Mr. Osbourn had not been well for sonic time past, having suffered from heart ; trouble that gave him occasional JiaI tress. A couple of weeks tgo he was i quite poorly, but had gotten better, a: ' was in town less than a week Since. Tuesday night about midnight he wa.> | taken ill and his physician was sum 5 moned, but he was beyond human a:, j and passed away about four o'clock ' yesterday afternoon. Mr. Osbourn ! was a remarkably well-preserved mi for his age, retaining lull possession of all of his faculties and maintainin I a lively interest in current events, was a genial, kind-hearted man, honor| able and upright, of the most exent plary character, and he had a v circle of friends who will grieve at his death. He visited town almost every day when he was able, and few persons will be more genuinely missed than he. Mr. Osbourn was a son of the late James and Margaret Staley Osbourn, and was born on the farm east of town now owned by W. C. j 1 Myers, not far from his own place where he spent most of his life. At the outbreak of the Civil War he en-, j listed in Company D, Twelfth Virginia Cavalry, and served with credit under Captain John Knott and later under J Captain H. W. Kearney. After the j I war he engaged in farming, in which I She prospered, and pursued this avocati ; tion until he retired from active worli I some years ago, though he continued ; to give attention to his orchard, in which he took much interest. Mr. OsI bourn, whose wife died 27 years ago, is survived by the following children: J. W. Osbourn, Shepherdstown; i Hnnipl ncKrtnrr. Din.!.,.... u r\ i vwvvuiu, i miouui^; 11. VJbCcir, | ! Osbourn, Berkeley Springs; Mrs. Annie Daniels, Miss Emma Osbourn ! Mrs. Alice Reinhart, at home; Mrs. ; Rion Lucas, near Shepherdstown. The : funeral service will be held Friday i morning at his late home, and will be : conducted by Rev. Dr. S. L. Flickinger, 1 ' of the Reformed Church, Mr. Osbourn j j Laving been an official member of i this church for a number of years. I Thc interment will be made in Elmwood Cemetery. . Miss Harriet Isabelle Yost, of Berkeley Springs, died last Monday in the City Hospital in Martinsburg, where she had been taken the previous day. Her death was caused by typhoid fever. There will be much regret in Shepherdstown at the news of the death of Miss Yost, who was a graduate of Shepherd College, class of 1921. She is remembered here as > a bright and studious girl, whose love, ly traits of character endeared her to i , many friends, who will sorrow that her promising young life has been ended in the bloom of young womanhood. She) . was in Shepherdstown in June to at. | lend commencement and the alumni , banquet. Miss Yost, who was 24 years , old. was a sister of Miss Margaret I Yost, a student at Shepherd College) , the past year. The death of Miss Yost is the second bereavement in thc family during the past week or I two, her mother, Mrs. C.eorgc T. I Yost, having passed away on July 28tit J after a brief illness from pneumonia She is survived by her husband, a sen and three daughters. We extend sincere sympathy to thc distress n/l m !1i? S. Edward Grove, a native of Sharpsburg, A\d., died last Monday in Washington City. He lived in Har1 rcr's Ferry for a number of years. where lie served as a corresponds i | for local and city newspapers, and lio aiso did some special work for the B | O. Railroad. Mr. Grove, who was a son of the late Daniel L. Grove, was 1 e "ea'.cd at St. John's College, Annapolis, and for some years taught in the public schools of Maryland and West Virginia. He was an intelligent and observant man, a student and reader. 1 and kept himself well informed on the topics of the day. He is sur ; vived by a brother, Philip Grove, and | three sisters, Mrs. Wm. F. Blackfor ' Atiss Marion Grove and .Miss S: e ; Grove, all of Sharpsburg. The funcr; al was held in Keedysville Wedncs, day morning, and interment was made in Fairview Cemetery in that place. Rev. Walter McKinley, of the Episcopal , Church, conducted the service. . ; Decision Against Stone Company. In the Jefferson Circuit Court at Charles Town Tuesday Judge J. M. ' Woods rendered a decision in the tax | eases in connection with the assessment trie Ifiaa unnn thp rnfi?tiiio nhnl of the Standard Lime and Stone Company of Millvillc. The assessment was placed by the assessors at $250,000 P and was appealed by the Stone Com, rany in the Circuit Court and taken | to the Supreme Court, ft was there , remanded to the Circuit Court. The , petition of the Stone Company war ] dismissed and the assessment of $250,! 00 will stand for the year 1920. The ' stone company will have to pay taxes ^ on the disputed property to the amount , of five or six thousand dollars Keep in mind the supper to be given 1 by the ladies of Mf. Wesley Church at Scrabble next Thursday, August ' 17th. Chicken, ham and other good 1 things will be served, beginning at 5 o'clock. Everybody invited. i Teachers' institute for Jefferson ' county begins Monday, August 21st. in Charles Town. I)ert>s! MONTANI SEMPER 'rdstown, Jefferson County, Wi PERSONAL NOTES. Mr. and Mrs. C~ H W;?nH?l flriH daughter. Miss Goldie Randal, of Washington, arc visiting the family of Mr. David H. Myers and other relatives ard ft iend; in this neighborhood. Thc\ drove up front Washington in their car. Mr. Randal expects to remain here for some time, as ho hopes to recuperate from a severe attack of jaundice from which he is suffering. Mr. j. W. Kerney and his daughter, Mrs. Carroll Rockcnbaugh, and hct son, of Philadelphia, motored to Shepherdstown and will spend their vacation with Mrs. John C. Hoffman. Mr E. L. Kerney, of Baltimore, and Mr. and Mrs. Landon Kerney, of Greencastle, Pa., were also visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman. Mrs. L. M. Lynch, of Garden City, New York, who with her two children has been here for the past couple of months with her father, Mr. H. L. JsnvHpr !*?# 1 * ?"j ycsicraay lor New York. After a few days there she will go with Mr. Lynch to Massachusetts for thQ balance of the summer. Mrs. C. D. Hutchinson and her son Duar.e, of Omaha, Nebraska, have been in Shephcrdstown this week visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Licklidcr. Mrs Hutchinson was formerly Miss Mqy Hoffman, of this place, and her friends rejoice to see her looking so well. Mrs. Charles J. Unnseld and her children are here from McKcesport, Pa., to spend some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Knott. They drove here with Mr. H. N. Pendleton last Saturday. Mr. William Lcverton, of Baltimore, spent the week-end in Shepherdstown with Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Licklider. Mrs. Levcrton, who had been here for several weeks, returned home with him cr Monday. Miss Clara Hartsock, Miss Mildre'i Willison, of Cumberland, and Mrs. W. H. Cook, of Johnstown, Pa., are spending a few weeks in Shepherdstown, stopping with Mrs. Emma Hill. Lieutenant Commander W. G. Neill, of the U. S. Navy, came up from Washington last Saturday and is spending this week in Shepherdstown with hit mother, Mrs. Ida H. Neill. Mr. C. D. Scully and Mr. Hugn N, [ Pendleton, of Pittsburg, drove to I Shepherdstown last Saturday andi spent the week-end here with their ! families. Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Schoppert and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Himes motored to Washington last week and had fl pleasant visit with relatives and friends. Miss Addie Ireland, Miss Frances Ireland and Bcttic Ochiltree left the | first of the week for Morgantown, where they expect to spend some weeks. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Dillc and Mrs. Emory drove here from Morgantown last week, and will spend sonic tiino with Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Beltzhoover. Rev. Morrison Ghiselin, of Charleston, W. Va., is ?n Shephcrdstown for a * isit to his father, Rev. Dr. Charles Ghiselin, at the Presb; tcria 1 manse. Mr. J. W. Duke, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Mr. Robert N. Duke, of Philadelphia, are visiting their friend r.nd relatives in Jefferson county. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wolf an ! sons, Jack and Gerald, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., are visiting the family of Mr. W. R. Loutiian, north of town. Dr. and Mrs. Bloomfield and ti.eir little (laimhtpr nf K:iltimnr.> >!-<. ! spending: this ucck with Mr. and .Mrs. ' C. 1 Lyre, nor:li cf town. Mr. Ft Staniford and his .laugh tor. i>s Margaret, of Jarrettsville, Mu., are visitors at the home of Mr K. J. Huinrle': in this place. Mr-: M. H. Spohn left Tuesday for Buck Hill Falls, F'a., in the Pokono ,'.i untains. for a visit to her daughetr. Miss Elizabeth Spohn. Mrs. C. A Licklider, of Baltimore, is in Shephcrdstown to spend a week or two with Mrs. Hcttic Rentch and Mis-, Annie Licklider. Mrs. Eila McCtear> anl Miss Rose McC'eary are here from Baltimore to spend a week op two with Mr sn ? Mrs. If. M. Turner. Messrs. David and Joseph Courtney, of Morgantown, W. Va., spent a couple of days in Shephcrdstown with Mr !f L. Snyder, Jr. Mr. Arnold Hendricks, of Dayton. , Ohio, is visiting among his relatives and friends in Jefferson county Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Frazier, of j Brunswick, Md , have been here this week visiting their friends. Mr. G. IF. Triplett, of Philadelphia, spent a couple of days in Shcphcrdstou n the past week. Miss Helena Koontz. of Washington is in Shephcrdstown visiting her aunt, ( Miss Lou Koontz. Mr. Robcrf Jones, of the Bakertnn neighborhood, was among our callers on Saturday last. Mrs. Martin, of Pittsburg, is here to i spend some time with her sister. Mrs. H. N. Pendleton. Miss Thclma Moler was in Piedmont the past week visiting her cousin, Misg Nellie Stanley. Mr Norman Lucas, of the Dufflelds neighborhood, was among our callers j on Monday. Miss Linnie Schley spent the weekend with Miss Louise Kable at Kable1 town. ottm L1BERI. ?st Virginia, Thursday, August LITTLE LOCALS. A Washington paper says: "Mrs. Clifton Grove and daughter. Miss Bettv. will shortly sail for Italy, wherg they have taken a villa for the winter." Sunday's Washington Post printed il large picture of Miss Betty. Mr. and Mrs. Harris Hiedwohl, of Hagerstown, formerly of Shepherdstown, motored last Winn.t,. Lake, where they will spend several weeks. Mr. Hiedwohl is taking n i special course in a school of photog raphy and art, in order to fit himself still better for his profession. The Hartzcll family of Shepherds-1 town with some of their friends held , their annual picnic up the river last Thursday. Among the visitors present were Rev. Walter R. Hartzell, of Walkersville. Md., and Prof. Allen R Hartzell, of the St. Lawrence Univcr-j sity, l.awrcnccvillc. New York. A very . enjoyable day was spent. Mrs. Henry C Reynolds has sold to j Mrs. Anna Harrison Hunter her comfortable little dwelling-house on New street for $3,500. Mrs. Hunter, who. has been living in Washington, Pa., for a number of years, was formerly i a resident of Shepherdstown, and her I friends here will be glad to know that | she ultimately expects to make this place her home again. Work on the new concrete road through Bolivar and Harper's Ferry is being pushed along rapidly by the H, i C. Brooks Company, which has the contract. The culverts through the j Bolivar end of the road were all finished last week. The engineer in chargo says that only fifty working days will be needed to do the necessary grading and the laying of the concrete. Kenneth Waldeck, the eight-year-o'd son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lester Waldeck, is recuperating from an operation for appendicitis performed in the King':; , Daughters' Hospital in Martlnsburg The appendix had burstcd by the time the little boy w as gotten to the hos pital, and for a time his condition was i precarious. He is now Retting along very nicely, however, and he may be able to get home next week. Mr. Paul R. Morrow, for the pasi three years head of the department of education in Shepherd College Stat: Normal School, will move with his family to Fairmont the latter part of August. Mr. Morrow is to take the po1 sition as head of the department of 'extension teaching in Fairmont Stato ' Normal School. Fairmont State Nor? mal is to become at once a regular teachers' college, conferring degrees ' in education. A good deal of excitement was creI ated in Hedgesville district of Berkeley county last Friday, when a stranRC I negro attacked Mrs. Clifton Beard at I her home in the country. In fight] ing the man Mrs. Beard was badly ; bruised and scratched, but made her | escape before she was seriously ; harmed. A party of several hundred I men searched all day for the rascal, and bloodhounds were called in, but I lie seems to have gotten safely away. Here's a news item floating around in the neighborhood papers: Barney I Hoffman, Jefferson county man. who is . touring the West and the Pacific Coast ! States in his automobile, writes back j that Gray Silver, of Martinsburg. is i being boosted as the farmers' Democratic candidate for President in 1924. In many moving-picture theaters in the Vt'est Silver's picture is being shown on the screen as "the farmer's best friend." Silver is Washington representative of the American Farm Bureau. Every bit of equipment and the large stock of men's ciothing and furnishing goods of Thompson and Thompson is ! being moved by the salvage department of the various insurance companies to , one of their salvage stations in Phil; adelphia. Ir settling insurance for damage caused by reason of the big fir.-, the companies took over the en- i tire stock and equipment, declaring it to be one of the best thev ever acquired, both as to representation of cost and the matter of high-class goods Ordinarily a wa'er-damaged stock is sold at a "fire ?alc." but the Thompson stock was above the average and tint companies wouldn't think of letting if go at a sacrifice sale.?Martinsburg Journal. Oblivion has set its seal on the Palm Hotel, one of Charles Town's oldest hostclrics. and those who have known it as a plan of entertainment will soon know if no more. The Jefferson Bank and Trist Company, the owner of the property, and an occupant of a part of it, this week leased the hotel portion of the building to I.ink & Jonesi the clothiers, who have been in business in the Jefferson County Telephone Company building, for a term of years. It will be at once converted to uses other than hotel purposes. The lessees will have the fir floor so altered as to convert it into a Store room viith an immencn rVm.u window twelve feet deep in front. | What is now the lobby and dining rooiTl will be made into one room by re7 moving the partition between the two, I and transferring the stairway to a 1 new location outside the rear wall of the lobby. Link & Jones will occupy the enlarged room for their clothing and furnishing business, the rrescnl kitchen and carving rooms to be usecj for the cleaning and pressing depart- J ments. Extensive alterations are be-1 ing planned for the upper floors of j the building. It is proposed to make i such changes and improvements as will give the lessees seven aptrtmentn of from three to six rooms, each with ficgt 10th, 1922. ASS ESS M ENTS INC It E AS ED. Substantial increases in the valuation of real estate and the property j of public utilities, tiutcther with a decline in the amount of personal property, arc noted in figures b'a'ned yesterday from F L. Watson, assessor for Jefferson county. The totr.l valuation of real estate for taxation for the current year amounts to Si l?H}f\T8.V as compared with $8.t? 14,478 for la year. Taxable personal property, however, declined front $fl,25ti.7ti<> last year to S5.2W.021 for this year The I Hoard of Public Works has raised the | assessment of public utilities from $4.404.787. the 1921 figure. to $5,076.772. The county court this week has been wrestling with the problem of fixing the levy for county and road district purposes, but had not finished their work yesterday afternoon. While there is no exact information as to the possible rate which will be applied, it is probable that the levy will be lower than it was last year, owing to the large increases in the valuation of property. the increase in the valuation of real estate, which amounts to approximately twenty-live per cent, is general throughout the county, the figures having been raised in each district and corporation. The assessment of real estate in Shepherdstown district wn?> I$1,452,055 last year. This year it is $1,805,030. Personal property assessI mcnt declined in Shepherdstow n district from $665,515 last year to $637,1995 for 1921 In Shepherdstow n corporation the valuation of the real estate was raised over $90,000, or from i $365,300 to $446,870. The decline in the valuation of pcrI sonal property amounts to about one million dollars. Various causes arc I given for this remarkable change. The fact that so many persons have ! invested their money in non-taxable securities is given us one reason why .the decline was so sharp. In addition to this, $3(M),(*X) worth of stock of the United States Leather Company hns been removed from the county. It is said that the present method of I .......K t>ci?uuHi property or securities, at the same rate that covers real I estate, makes it necessary for the in- | ! vcstor to place his money in non-tax- 1 I able securities or sacrifice a large part | of the income therefrom i' th sc- i cjr ties are taxed at tn*:r lu'l valu- ' at ion at the present high rate. The Jefferson County Board of Equalization and Review, compoted ; of W. F. Alexander, of Charies Town. C. N. Whiting, of Sheoherdstown, and William T. Elliot, from near Lcctown. have gone over the figures compiled | ' by Assessor Watson, and thc result | of their deliberation was a slightly higher assessment than that turned in j by Mr. Watson. The assessor's f g-j ures for real estate in thc county stood at SI 1.431,068; thc board raised this amount to that quoted above, $11,| 5>0.S, 38.1 Personal property turned in . | by the assessor at $5,197,240 was i hc.TstcJ to $5,209,621. As regards the assessment of public utilities in the county, it is seen that the increase in the valuation I amounts muRhly to twelve r" cent ' Aj?ain the increase is Rcncral, practically all of the corporations beinR returned for higher valuations. Th< larRest taxpayer in this class is the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, rttnninr ; cast and west throuRh the county. The valuation of the property of the B. A' O. is this year placed at SI,077,- : 869. compared with a valuation of $1,840,513 last year, or an increase of about seven per cent. The as- : sessment of the Northern VirRini i ' Power Company was jumped consider- i ablv, from $800,000 to $1,000,000, while the Potomac Light and Power 1 Company was handed one of the larg- j est increases given to the larger com- ! panies, when their property was in- ! creased for purposes of taxation from 1 $500,000 to $800,000. Following is the assessed valuation 1 of real estate and personal property j for Icfferson county, by districts anc" municipalities: REAL ESTATE. District. Charles Town $2,039,557 , Kablctown 2,088,368 Middle way 1,718,503; Shenhcrdstown 1,805,030 Harpc-'s Ferry 1,195(909 j MuniciMlitie'. Charles Town 1.511.845 1 Ranson 366,215 j Harper's Ferry 276,385 j Shepherdstcwn 446,870 | Bolivar 116,705 i Total. 1022 $11,565,3831 total, 1921 8,914,478 j PERSONAL PROPERTY District. Charles Town $617,595 Kabletown 592,010 i Middleway 457,8.10 Shepherds'own 637,995 I Harper's Ferry 499,120 Municipalities. Charles Town 1,631,731 Ranson 224,295 Shepherdstown 377,080 Harper's Ferry 209.065 Bolivar 52.900 Total. 1922 $5,299,621 Total. 1921 $6,256 760 According to reports in Charles Town, it is no secret that the increase in assessment is due largely to the - "^1 M stcr. $1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. NEW VOL 58-No. 32 inundate sent out t>\ t'.t? State Tax Commissioner \Va!:e, jTallanan, who is reported to have sa d tint if the figures were not * high as "they ought to be'' he would d asses*; -* who would r; se them to the oroper height It ij i .Ui.t* j } . jt t' figures f >nt 'ffTson a>?-r;/ will be sent to Mr. Hnllun. t Who ~vch. Ci'it * :r or not thev are as "hip.lt as th.v -. gbt to he" a mn'ter of coniecture. bv ii is tin concensu or' opinion an. >nv bt !n ??; men and : 'al estate owncts in litis county that .. n increase of twenty-five per cent all along the line is a considerable jump for one vear. MorganV (.rove Fair. Present indications point to a successful season for the Morgan's Grove Fair, which will be the thirty-ninth annual exhibition of the Association The catalogue has been printed, and is now ready for distribution at numerous places in Shcphcrdstown. Increases in premiums offered this ye: r arc noted, there bcinc fullv 100 per cent increase in the prizes offered in the cattle department. The different departments, together with the prizes offered, are in generr! the same as last year. In the agricultural department, however, the classification of potatoes has been changed, so that now there are but four classes, with substantial premiums offered in each. The prize for the best butter this year has been raised to $5, having been 75 cents last year. The children's department, which was begun last year, has been made more attractive, and there arc fourteen chances 1 for youngsters of energy to win a first prize in this department??and just as many chances to win the second premium. Exhibits for the fair wilt be received on Friday afternoon preceding fair week, and entries ma, be made until .1 o'clock Saturday afternoon. at which time the entries will be closed and the exhibits judged. Cut flowers, however, will he received unt'I II o'clock Mondav morning, at which time they wilt be judged. The attractions offered this year ir front of the grand stand are better than ever, according to reports. The feature of the daily performance, which includes seven acts, is "Kato M till in i and Her Famous Royal Hus ars." a musical organization playing "cvc.ything from grand opera to the fascinating jazz.'' This organization is at present in Canada, on the Western Fair Circuit. Dare-Devil Olive, j who makes a 100-foot leap ln?o a tank of water, has been at Carlin' Park, Baltimore, the past week. A dnublc trapeze net hv the Flvlno wells is expected to be one of the J best nets, nt present being played in Luna Park, New York City. Other acts will include the Portia Sisters, contortionists, Rice and Elmer. corned men, and F.arl Wright, an acrobati'i clown. Parson's Band, of Baltimore, the organization that furnished music for the fair last year, has been engap *. again, and will be here the entire week, it is understood. An orchestra frm Baltimore will also play daily for dancing in the pavilion used last veer. Each day there will be a balloon ascension and parachute drop, with a trapeze performance while the hallo a is poing up. C. S. Musser, secretary " the as?o ciation, states that aire? ! numcrr-j. reouosts for tents at Mic fair hive been coming in, and he urges thr s. who held tents last vcar to let hint know whether or not they want the same location. The number of tent* is limited, because of the difficulty of securing them, although it is expect- j ed that this year will sec an in- 3 crease over the number used last year, sixty. This feature of Morgan's Grove < Fair has always been one of t'nr rrrs? enjoyable, being distinctive of the out- \ ing held annually held near ShephcrJ town. Auspicious indeed arc the dn'es cef for the fair this year. The first day, September 4th, falls on l.abor Dav, nnd the management is working hard to tike advantage of the fact that this will he a national holiday, and is trying to put over the idea that the pr<">n- I -i p.ate to spcna tnat holiday is at Morgan's Grove fair. Off to a Slow Start. The trial of John Wilburn, 22 year? old, accused of the murder of John C. Gore, deputy sheriff, in Logan cour.fv. last August, and removed to Jefferron county, got off to a slow start last Monday. The jurors were on hand, but the lawyers for the defense and their witnesses were absent, and it was evident that proceedings would be slow. Judge Woods excused the jurors until further notice. The attorneys straggled in later on Monday and Tuesday, but no witnesses for the defense were present. It was stated that they were unable to come from Logan county for financial reasons. They have been out of u/nrlr for a l?-?~ : ? v?? IVI M lUll^ I11I1C and their funds are exhausted. It is said, also, that the funds from the union treasury are getting low. Judge Woods ordered that the witnesses be brought here at the State's expense, stating that the defendant was entitled to have his witnesses, even though the prosecution would have to pay the cost. Word was thereupon sent to the Logan county officials and instructions given to round up the witnesses and start them to Charles Town. It is not likely that the jury will be selected before the first of the coming week. It is rumored that the defense has planned some legal maneuvers before the proceedings get to the selection of a jury.