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HSTABLISHED 1849. TTTTsNYDER, Publisher tmf presidents luncheon. I Elaborate plans are being made for fhe President's Luncheon on the first 1 f the convention of the West ' Y c " a Federation of Women's Clubs, I u hich be held here September . 12--14 tclusive. Already the Shep- ' here-: *n club has committees hard i 3t u rk planning and devising to make I this event, the formal opening of the 1 meeting, one of the best features of ! ?u. fnur-dav session. Decision to Rive "The Mistletoe i Bough" a pantomime, was made at a ! 1 njcenng ' f l^e 'oca' c'u^ Ffidav afternoon in the club room on Main street 1 jh:s pantomime had been under con ' sideration, but in view of the cost and the amount of work connected with ' staging ' there was reluctance on the : part of some to undertake it. The final action, however, has been favorable to I plav nc tnc story of this interestinR old | ballad. The pantomime, which is in I three acts, will require a cast of about 35 rtople. who will be dressed in cos- . tunic- of earlier days. The girls who ] will take part will wear dresses made | half a century or more ago for dress I occasion-, while the Wafteau costumes for the men will be rented from a costumer in one of the eastern cities I The storv of the play will be sung off L stage by William B. Snyder, who will i be acc mranied bv a violinist, and the, latter will also plav during the pan- ! tnnrmc The stage settings and the lighting effects will be in charge of Miss Hleanor Potts and Dr. G. R. Bed- ' dow The committee in charge of the production consists of Mrs. f. L. Hady Mrs W H S. White. Mrs. H. C. Ma-1 lore and Mrs. E. L. Goldsborough IThe pantomime will last about 40 min-1 r:c< The luncheon will be held in the i old Town Hall, for the stage there is well suited for the presentation of the pantomime. Ttie Farm Women's Club, of Swan Pond. Berkeley county, will serve the . luncheon, which will be open to the puMic. A limited number of tickets w 11 he sold, and no one who does not attend the luncheon will be admitted ; to see the pantomime. Reservation^' should he made at once with any mem. her of the President's Luncheon committee. Mrs. A. D. Kenamond, Miss Rachel Snvder and Mrs. R. C. Ringcold It is understood that no tickets will he sold for this luncheon during the week prior to the opening of the convention, in order that the final prep- | arations for the affair may be conduct ed with assurance as to the number j that will attend. Following the pan- 1 tomit will be some speaking, and Mrs. Letta Jewell Brown, of Kingwood. will serve as toastmistress. | The rrcsidcnt-- of the Women's Clubs of Hager?town. Martinsburg, Charles Town and Harper's Ferry will be invited to attend as guests of the local club. 11 For the Vow State Road. Surve- rf the State Road Com- j n ss been busy the past week. ing routes from Kearr-" sville ( harles Town for 'he pro- i ad connecting Charles rtinsburg. The indlcat I that they will make j r? road in an effort to c" \ -,r ' line from Kcarneysville , not following anv ' mads very closelv - 's that the proposed from tiie Charles Town on Mildred street and ' Rnnson to the Starr1' Leetown road, then ' ";1 if <-trikcs the road ' "ah Junction from ' 1 at the southeast ' alionby woods, thence t road to a point the road about a ium 01 snenanctoari ? r?c by Bardanc to i u K ? ? rr.t Vnown whctliis ! h. thc r- -o finally it 1 Com1 I I H ' 1 has the ad^B ;> mile or two short route to Kenrneysv vt clch? nnd a-half O irics T -'vn corpora-neysvil'.e. Much new ^B be condemned for BB 'her the shortening " ;H iustifv this is tt j orcn for discussion. , levy Lowered. T ntv court met on . ' uoinR over the levy I ^B for the current! ^,- ^^1 the levy from the ? itrrin c* II j tluation 'is' the 1 H |v- collected. The . - , ,fi ?-3 cents. The is apprec l)r, "t represents rt: t:-;p j<; hoth ren' figure n* I ... :?nparcnt rcduc II that prop' "r cent higher to the tax. -"ctinn amonnt? I - therefore re re.il and ap rind purposes vis also re. , . n ,he ^100 valtm' | . II , :i'1 Patent for white Ox 0l)Cpl Shepher PERSONAL NOTES. Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Johnson, and 1 little son, Frank, Jr.. and Mr. E. G P Shugart, all of Statesville, N. C.. are c in Shepherdstown, stopping with Mr Johnson's mother, Mrs I. V. Johnson f The Johnsons expect to spend about tl a month here. Mr. Johnson formerly b lived in Shepherdstown. but is now' I* owner of a nourishing business in v Statesville " ii Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fissel, their r daughters, Louise and Doro hy, and s their son. Raymond, of Delaware, r Ohio, have been visiting at the home i e of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Spcrow n west of town, this week. The party ti drove here from Ohio in their Dodgo c sedan, and expect to go on to h ashing- Ii ton and points in Maryland. ( c Mr. Garrett B. VanMetre, of Berke- , Icy county, is spending the month of ^ August with friends and relatives in t| Kentucky and Ohio. While in Ohio he n will visit several Spotted Poland-China c hog farms, and will at'end the Colum- jj bus State fair before he returns. d Rev. and Mrs. John A. Grose and 0 family are driving to Rainsburg, Pa.. c this week to visit Mrs. Grose's father. Mr. W. Austin Cessna. After a vis- I e it at Rainsburg. thev wilt return ?? c Keyser, W. Va., to spend some time ^ with Mr. Grose's mother. J v Messrs. Floyd Owens, of Kearneys- 0 ville, and Franklin McOuilkin, from n west of town, drove to Flkins, VI'. Va.. 1t in Mr. Owens' Essex car to spend the | c week-end with Misses NeMe Daniels j > and Heiskel Cooper, both former v students of Shepherd College. ! t I c Mr. Charles Straycr, of Lynbrook, j N. Y., is here visiting his aunt, Mrs q H. C. Reynolds, who is preparing to j, leave Shepherdstown. Mrs. Reynolds, j who has sold her home and household a goods, will make her home with Mr ' Strayer at Lynbrook. Mr. and Mrs. B. Staley Hause, Mr. f and Mrs. S. T. Hammond, Mr. and Mrs \ G. C. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. .John 1 Murphy, all of Pittsburgh, are camp- J1 ing in R. G. Miller's club-house along i the Potomac river east of town. j r Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Needy, j Mr. Archie Needy and Misses Fmnie * Belle Needy and Rachel Needy mo- j tored to Roanoke, Va., and spent the t past week with relatives and friends: ; there. ' t | Mr. Wilbert Cunningham, of C*pon Bridge, W. Va., has been in Shepherds- ; i town tnis week renewing acquaintance.! 1 Mr. Cunningham graduated ffdrfr' 1 Shepherd College a number of years i ago. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Pcndelton * and family, from west of town, motor- , cd to New Market. V-1., on Tuesday} , to go through Endless Caverns, at < that place. t Mrs. S. M. Engle, of Lake City. 1 Florida, and Miss Margaret Engle. of < Washington, arc visiting at the home s of Mrs. Engle's brother, Mr. J. Strider I Moler. I < Miss Marie McCord, of the Glen- ' ville, W. Va., State Normal School . music department is in Shepherdstown 1 visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. II. S. White ' ' Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tabler, of j | Baltimore drove up to Shepherdstown i and spent Sunday with the family of ( Mr. James P. Staley east of town. ji Mr. Donald Wees, of Elkins, W. Va., was in Kearneysville the past week, a guest at the home of Mr. ant! Mrs. ! Frank O. Trump. Miss Mildred Banks has returned from a week's camping trip with Mar- jj tinsburg friends near Tomahawk, m Berkeley county. Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Yoke, of Morganiown W. Va.. are visiting their laughter, Mrs. W. H. S. White in this rlace this week. Miss Virginia Lvne, of Connellsvi!!e. Pa., is spending some time with her cousin. Mrs. T. J. Clanham. of , Vanclevesville. Miss Bcllc Burnett, of Vanc'evesviMe, has cone to Baltimore to spen ! several weeks with relatives and i friends. Miss PaulinePnffenberger, from near Sharpsburg. is spending this week with Miss Frankie Needy ii Shepherdstown. Miss Minnie Small, of Martinsburg. is a guest at tue nome 01 /vnsscs isessie and Katherine MeKee, near Kcnrneysville. Messrs. G. W. Freeman and Russcl White spent the week-end in Kevser W. V., visiting Mr. Hnrrv Freeman Misses Alice Hopper and Margaret Trussel, of Kearnevsville, are visiting friends in Washington City. Mr. F^dgar I). Stiman. of Keedvs vilie, was among the callers at the Register office last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Adam V. P nk, or : Her" eley county, were callers at th< i Register office on Monday. Miss Leslie Foster, of Richmond. Va i is visiting Miss Hcnricttt Goldsborotigh at "I.eeland." Mr. J. W. Dodd, of Martinsburg v s a caller at the Register office Tuesday afternoon. Mr. H. L. Snyder, Jr.. spent lire past week-end in Washington visiting | friends. Miss Julia Ferrcll has returned front a visit with friends in Lancaster. Pa Mrs A. B. Cooktis, of Va .hin?. on is here visiting Mr. Conkus' family. jerftst MONTANI SEMPER dstown, Jefferson County, Wc morgan's grove fair. An advertising campaign covering ortions if four States is being actively arried on by the management of Morgan's Gro\e Fair, which is looking orward to a successful exhibition at K<? fa??nnc ?> W-.-J _ o.uvua ?'uiiu> lltai ohcpiki<l> own, September 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 ilewsparer advertisements, combined vith road posters and placards fof se in stores and other places of busrtess are being employed in every diection from Shepherdstown. Running outh to Elkton, Va., and north to Har. ibsurg. Pa., the motorist and the travler on the train sees the advertisetents of Morgans Grove Fair. When nished, the campaign will have cOv red intensively the State of Maryand from Baltimore to Cumberland I. S. Musser, secretary of the asso iation, states that newspaper adver isements will be used extensively uring the few weeks remaining before he fair. He estimates that advertise tents will appear in papers having ? ombined total of more than two milion paid circulation?which would inicatc that the territory- in the vicinity f Shepherdstown is being fairly well overed! If plans turn out well, the annual vent at Morgan's Grove Fair will iffer more to the visitors than ever iefore. More concessions for ground pace have been sold along the mid ray than for any previous Fair. "We ire selling space only to such amusenents and devices as are permissible, o operate under the laws of the State if West Virginia," said Mr. Musser yesterday. It is expected that next reek the men will begin setting up he tents for use during Fair week, ip irder that the social features of the :air will be as pleasant as always, fhe exact number of tents has not teen decided upon. An addition is being made to the ilreadv large dairy barn at the Fair grounds, in anticipation of increases n the live stock departments. The toultry exhibit, which was large last rear, is expected to be almost too tandle this year, but every effort is >eing made to find space to handle t In practically all of the departnents, the crying need is soace for he exhibits, and even at this early itage, it is practically assured that ivery available inch of space will be n use. Circulars have been sent out o all last year's exhibitors, with the nvitation to bring articles to the Fair his year. TVoro V,...... ...?~ ? 1 11 v i s> otvma IU "I? VW uw^ii nil?understanding with reference to exhibitor's tickets. Anyone who places three articles or more on exhibit n either the Agricultural or the ^adies' department, may obtain a season ticket upon the payment of 50 tents. This was the plan that wa.*| 'ollowed last year. Season tickets for the general public will sell at U.50. This week the stockholder's ickets are being mailed out. Stocktolders are entitled to one ticket for ;ach share of stock they own in th?j tssociation. Exhibits will be received Friday afternoon preceding the Fair From 1 until 5 p. m., and on Saturday; September 2d. from 7 in the morning until 3 o'clock in the afternoon. This ncludes all articles for exhibit except :ue flowers, which will be admitted until 11 o'clock Monday morning, the first day of the Fair. Judging of these articles will take place Saturday afternoon, except the cut flowers, which will be judged on Monday. A force of men have been at work at Adorgan's Grove this week clearing up the grounds, cleaning and sweeping in the buildings, and whitewashing a number of the buildings. The grove is being carefully gone over and the rubbish burned. A number of the trees are being trimmed of dead o?/U bt-b r\r bIT nrt la hfino iriude to have the grounds look as attractive a? possible for the thousands of pcnnle v ho will be on hand. In the meantime, the greatest hope of the management is good weather. .Mrs. Nathaniel Burwell, manager of the Children's Department of the Fair, has asked ir to make a slight correction in one of the classes. Instead of prizes for "the largest collection of stamps," rewards will be given for the "best collection " Last year, she says some ch'ld brought in a collection of about two thousand two-cent postage stamps, under the impression that the largest number of stamps, regardless of variety, would win the prize. Such is not the case. Town Ordinances Being Violated. Mayor J. Stridor Moler as';s us call the attention of automobilis?: to the fact that there are a Few persons who have no regard for the turning Mocks which have been placed in the souares on Main street. So far no arrests have been made, and on'y warnings issued, but the mavor a ks us to sav that these traffic rules must be observed, and that hereaftr>r cv rvonc is reaucstcd to kr m to the rig! around these blocks Another towr -- i: K..inr, violated ??TU 111.1; lit III.II I(VV.u? that which prohibits the throwing of trash and pirbage into the to\> p run For the rast few months the town run has hecn flooded with trr? ' ' garbage and the town authorrequest that those who arc resp nsible for the condition will correct it ' on The Winchester Fair, at Winchester Vs., will he held next week. According to the Wlncheeter Star, entries arc coming in faster and earlier than for nv previous exhibition, and the management look forward to one of t' mest successft:' season . ?I'iniiw ur. Konrcr writes us most kindly concerning the 1 Register, which he says he reads with I the greatest interest He is especially pleased with its original departments and its contributed articles. Unusually cool weather has prevailed in Shephcrdstown this week, especially Monday and Tuesday. A low temperature of 56 degrees was recorded early Tuesday morning, which is regarded as unseasonably cool. Cloudless skies have made the weather conditions almost perfect. Rain would be welcomed by the farmers just n^w. for it is understood that the ground is a little dry for fall plowing. The largest crowd on record was in atendance at the harvest home supper held at Mt. Wesley Methodist Church at Scrabble last Thursday evening Scores of people from near by| places drove to the supper. Shepherdstown was well represented in a crowd that ran into the hundreds. Perfect weather made the occasion more enjoyable Rev. John A Grose, of Shephcrdstown, is the pastor of the church j Mr. Ar'hur Taylor Bragonier. formerly of Shephcrdstown, who has been j an instructor for the past several vear-- i in the College of Engineering at West Virginia University, at Morgantown. will not return to his work there this year, but will take a graduate course in highway engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. Mr. Bragonier was an instructor in surveying at West Virginia University The Norfolk & Western Railroad, together with the Pennsylvania Railroad, is constructing a new roundhouse and yards in Hagcrstown, the terminal of the Shenandoah Valley branch. It is understood that the program of the building also calls for the location of extensive shops in Hagerstown, but these will not be erected at this time. The round-house will eventually have stalls for 40 locomotives, but only four will be completed in the building which will have a total length of 400 feet. Logan Tribe No. 15,5, Improved Order of Red Men. will hold its annual picnic in Baker's Woods, between Boonsboro and Kccdysville, Md., on oeptcmDcr itn. i.aoor nay. A nutn| ber of amusement features will be provided for the day. The program includes a show in six acts which will be put on by "the famous delegation j of Indians and Cowboys from Dela1 ware Tribe, Brunswick, Md." There will a number of speakers present, among whom is to be H. L. Snyder, editor of the Register. A community orahcstra ; and a band will furnish the music. "Clean-Up Day" has been set for next Wednesday, August 30th. according to a notice w hich may be found in another column of the Register. Mavor l Moler and the town council have v;r> wisely urged upon the people the necessity of making an effort to have j Shcpherdstown put i's best foot forward during fair week, and make the pleasant town as attractive as possible to the hundreds of visitors who will be here. It is a comparatively small ' civic duty which everyone should attend to. The corporation nns made i arrangements to have all the dirt col, lectcd, hauled away. Respond to the clean-up day call and make your premises look their best, property owner.' It looks as though Maryland is really going to build the State road to the river at Shepherdstown, for the heavy timber from which the forms for tiie concrete curbing are made have been hauled and distributed along this stretch of road. Maryland is doing hey 'part in connecting West Virginia with her pood roads, and it is now un to our own State Road Commission to meet her half way, which means to give Shepherdstown the State road from Charles Town to Martinsburp Aside from our right to be on this good road bv virtue of the population that will be served, it seems to us that we should at leas' give through traffc good roads, and -how our sister Sfatr that we appreciate her efforts to bin I the two States together. Berkeley county road authorities have a considerable force of men r pairing the Shepberdst wn road b twcnn the Baltimore and Ohio Rni'road crossing near Vanclevcsvi'le and the Martinsburg citv line. For the past year, the road has gradu illy gone from bad to worse, un il certain parts of it had become almost impassable. and many persons were using the Swan Pond road between the two towns. Bent on making the repairs thorough, the road men now have a steam mller working, and consid crable eouipment has been assembled along the three-mile stretch. On<? of the most welcome piece of news to motorists is that the Opequon creek hill ?s being smoothad over and resurfaced The work has not been completed vet. but rap d pro^-css is k being made. oum LIBERI. ?st Virginia, Thursday, August LITTLE LOCALS. The Potomac river has been clear and low the past week, making conditions right for bass Hshing. The senior editor, H. L. Snyder, is sporting on the hot sands of Atlantic City this week, taking a complete vacation from his duties at the Register oWr* vj ? - - ,?,,c is iivi ?ruin| ? line tor the paper this week, but we can offer no apologies for the product of thg junior editor's Underwood. The senior , editor expects to return some time the first of next week. Dr. C. W. G. Rohrcr. of Baltimore, has our thanks for copies of his poems, "Glide Swiftly, Antictam,*' and "Sif William Osier, Bart.," Rood verses hlinH?am.?lu j rv- ^ * Ecgi 24th, 1922. THE DEATH RECORD. Mrs. Nannie Tay!or, a native and lifelong resident of jcffcrson county and ?ho until a year ego lived s i Shepherdstown, died Sunday morning at the home of her sis'er, Mrs i i.zie Hood, at Oak Hill, W. Va. Death v as due to the infirmities of old age, Mrs Taylor having been sick all summer l.ast September, she moved awj\ fro*r Shepherdstown permanently for tn? first time in her life, going to centra West Virginia to live with her sister Mrs. Taylor was 75 years old. Shij was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. Garland Butler, who owned the farm near Kearneysville now owned by D. L. Magruder. It was at the i home there that Mrs. Taylor was born bewig one of a family of ten children, only four of whom now survive. Mrs Taylor was the widow of J. William Taylor, a veteran of the Civil War who served with the Shepherdstown company in the Confederate army. The pocty was brought to Shcphcrdstow n i Tuesday morning, and funeral services were held in the Presbyterian | Church here Tuesday afternoon at two o clock. Rev. Dr. John C. Siler. I of Shenandoah Junction, conducted | the services. Besides Mrs. Hood, i Mrs. Taylor is survived by three other ' sisters: Mrs. Lucy Marshall, formerly of Shenandoah Junction, now of Washington, and well-known in Shepherd' town; Miss Jane Butler, of Washington; and Mrs. W. H. Billmycr, of At- ; lantic City. Three children also survive her. Mrs. Douglas Butler, of Berkeley county, Mrs. Kmrna Ludlam, of Washington, and Harry Taylor, of Sclin's Grbvc, Pa. The pallbearers were George M. Knott. W. T. McQuilkin, Armistead Lucas, L. J. McDonald and Dr. G. W. Banks. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Folk, widow of the late Henry Folk, died at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gertie Folk, in Lcctown Sunday morning, at I the age of 78 years. Until about a | year ago Mrs. Folk had retained all her faculties, but she began to fail in | health as the natural consequence of advanced age, gradually weakening until her death, which, while not unex! pected. came as a shock to her many friends in this vicinity. Mrs. Folk was ! a member of the Methodist Church at I Leetown, and was a Christian lady of sweet spirit who lived a long and useful life. She is survived by six or seven grandchildren and three children, one of whom, Miss Rose Folk, i lived with her mother in Leetown. Mrs i Margaret Crissler, another daughter, lives in Pennsylvania, and Mr. Harry | Fulk, the son, is a Berkeley county man. The funeral was held Tuesday I morning at the Folk home in Leetown. the services being conducted by Rev. W. M. Compton. Mr. Joseph Niccwarncr, an enterprising farmer of Leetown died at his home in that place Tuesday morning, j from heart disease, aged fiO years. Mr. Nicewarner's death was very sudden, t as he had worked all day on Monday, and came as a shock to a large circle of friends in Jefferson and Berkeley j counties. The funeral was held this ' morning at the Methodist Church in I Leetown. the services being conducted by Rev. W. M. Compton, of the M. E. Church South of Shepherdstown. Besides his widow, Mr. Nicewarncr is survived by two daughters, Misses Corinnc and Bertha Nicewarner, trhce sons, Charles, Howard ?.?.i K--,V? ? : UIIU " I.MI.U, t 1 I I VJ Wllv IMUIIILI, W.IIICI, who lives in Alillvillc, this county. The body was buried in Kdgehill Cemetery. Charles Town. .1. VC'alper Snyder. RO years old. diqd at his home in Berkeley county, near Pleasant Plains, on Saturday, after I a lingering illness of several months. Mr. Snyder was for a lonp time the operator of a flour and saw mill, but retired from active life some vcars ago. His younger life was spent (in Jefferson county, where he married .Miss Louisa Gorrell, who died about six years ago. He enlisted in th# army a number of times, but was discharged on account of poor health He is survived bv six children, and three sisters, one of whom, Mrs. Annie Turner, resides in Shcpherdstown. Mrs. Fannie Locke Henry, wife of Mr Charles VH'. Hcnrv, who lives near Summit Point, Jefferson county, d ed at her home in that place Monday afternoon following an illness from acute ncrhritis. Mrs. Hcnrv. who was 42 I years old, is survived bv her husband, two sons and two daughters, her father, Nathaniel Locke. and three brothers, all residents of Alartinsburg, and by three sisters, one of wohm, Mrs. Robert Hverhart, lives near l.eetown. this county. Clarence A Dixon, >ecd 41 years a mtive and lifelong resident of Alartinsburg. died at his home in that place last Thursday foil wing an illness of about eight months. He is survived bv his widow, three daughters. Ivs father, and one brother. Allen For Congress. R. C. L. Allen, of Morgantown, W. Va., Ins been declared elected Democratic nominee for Congress from thee second congressional district, according to the official vote. C. M. Seibert, of Martinsburg. had led Allen all the way through the returns as they came in from the various counties, and when the count was finished, it was thought that Seibert had been nominated. An error was discovered in the returns from Preston county, however, which changed the standing of the candidates, so that the official count finally pave Mr. Allen 7,089 and Mr. Seibert 7,043, making Allen's plurality 40 votes?a mighty close |rice. stcr. $1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. NEW VOL. 58-No. 34 SHEPHERD COLLEGE NOTES. Starting with the coming term, no students will be admitted to Shepherd College who have not comp'cted th? equivalent of three years' high school work. This is likely to holi the enrollment of local ?tr '? ti. " ?wn to some extent, but an intreasj over ' ;st gear's figure is looked for. Prtsdent Mt'hitc stated that it was hts opni:n that football was a means of incr.-asinr tbc enrollment of men In sh.pl trd College, according to his personal observance. In all probability, the entrance requirements will be fur? ther raised as soon as conditions war* rant, by the elimination of the fourth year of secondary work. This is done in order that the normal schools may offer more college work. The schools at Fairmont and Athens are this year offering three years of college work, while Shepherd College still gives but two. Marshall College is the only normal school of the State which grants a degree?Bachelor of Arts in Education?'but it is expected that all of them will give degrees in the course in time. The enrollment of Shepherd College at the opening of the fall tcrni last year was 141. It is expected that this number will be slightly increased this year, despite the boosting of the entrance requirements. The housing problem for the students of the summer school has de vtmpcu into n serious consideration, in the opinion of President White. Further incrensc in the size of the summer student body, which is by n<? means unexpected, is likely to mean difficulties next year. Facilities at Shepherd College, as far as instruction goes, would not be over-crowded, it is said, but the real question is the lack of boarding and rooming accom) modation for larger numbers of stu? dents next year and the years to follow. The metal for the new fence which will run along the southern side of the Shepherd College athletic field has finally arrived, and will probably be set up within a short time. The fence has a total length of more than 400 feet, and when it is completed there will no danger of anyone's seeing the , athletic events from the outside on High street. The sheet metal was shipped from Steubenville. Ohio, on June 3ft, and was almost two months being transported a distance less than 300 miles. Luther Thompson, it is uuucrMunu, nus comrncica io put trie metal on the wooden framework, which has been in place for some weks. Pajre Andrews Takes I'p Fiction. Matthew Page Andrews, of Baltimore, the historian, who has been spending his vacation at Fruit Hill farm, his old home near Shepherdstown, is authority for two of the best stories heard here for a long time He says that Joe Howell, the tenant on the farm, has a hen that has adopted a baby polecat, or raflier, a polekitten. It seems that dogs broke up a happy polecat family, and in some manner one of the smallest of the family began to associate with the chickens. The result was that one of the hens started to mother it. A dav or two ago Howell was amazed to find two of the hens fighting for the possession of the polecat. It is understood that the polecat refused to be re-adoptcd, but stood by his first -mother! The other story is a little better. Some time aro Howell bought a buck she m that has the wonderful accomplishment of being able to chew tobacco with as much relish as any bush league baseball player. The sheep was raised by the Marist college boys, of Washington, when they used to camp at Rattling Springs, near Harper's Ferry. One day one of the boys gave the ram a little tobacco as a joke, and the dern thing acquired a taste for it. So that now he must needs have 'his daily chew. The only thing the ram now lacks is the ability to expectorate accurately, but Mr. Andrews says that this winter Howell expects to get the ram a cuspidor and spend \ some time teaching him to spit. If ?l?. , II . A?J .... U.J nuwiiC' cnc cxccpi mi. nnuicwa nau related these wonderful talcs, the junior editor would have been skeptical. but their can be no doubt as to their veracity when the authority is considered. At Hartzell Reunion. Mr. Benjamin Hart/ell, accompanied bv his granddaughters. Misses Gladys Hartzell and Mary Hartzell Dobbins, and their little friend Marv Cooley. left Tuesday in Mr. Hartzell's car to visit relatives and attend the Piersnn family reunion at Belvidero. New Jersey. The Piersons arc descendants cf the ancestors of "Grandmother Hartzell," who came from Schallbach, Germany. The reunion took place yesterday. On September 4th Mr. Hartzell and the rest of the party expect to attend the Hartzell reunion at Wayside Park, Northampton county. Pa. It is believed that all the people in the United States bearing the name of Hartzell are descended from ten Hartzells that came from Switzerland, landing at Philadelphia in the years 1726 to 1750. 1) i Mosquitoes Are Bad. Men are still guarding the big railroad bridge of the Norfolk & Western across the Potomac here, but so far no trouble of any sort has occurred as a result of the strikes, l ee Banks, who was one of the euards. has given up his position, being bothered too much by the mosquitoes, according to one report. His place was filled by (the appointment of Charles S'inp.