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Established 1849.
H. L SNYDER, Publisher
THK FAIR NEXT WEEK.
With the opening of Morgan's Grove
p4 r I tew days uu, cvciy uiuicd
;he exhibits in each department
show large increases
[,ur :I. . of last year. The Agriculturai
j _p.?r mcnt and the Ladies' de-irtni-he
filled to overflowing,
[_ . .-ti'-n being the problem of
placing I; the exhibits. Owing to the
jn.rcased premiums in the Live Stock
. which in some instances
w'erc it: r than doubled, breeders of
fnc animals within a large radius front
s .mi are entering their
The poultry exhibit,
big last >ear. will be even larger, and
ch'.,-:.-,n r inciers will have a chance
to look over a fine display of poultry.
In addition to the exhibits already
mentioned, and in addition to local exhibitors
who are on hand year after
jUr. nut-of-town firms have asked
for space to show their wares.
Music . ipanies will be there in number.
A: rig those already listed arc
Cramer's Palace of Music, and Grimes
and Smith, of Frederick, The Moller
Company, of Hagerstown, and Wagner'-;
Music Store, of Charles Town.
The Standard Oil Company, of Martir
nt iil be 011 hand with an interesting
display. The Internationa!
Har\ester Company will have a large
exhibit through their representatives
in Martinsburg. Bester and Company,
H.iu r>Mivn, will have their usual
exhibit of flowers, in addition to others
ire expected to apply. A score
of auton le companies will have exhibits.
a; J it is thought that the "au
It-i u " will be one of the features
of the Fair.
In addition to the attractions in front
,.f the grandstand. there will be plenty
of other imusements on hand. L. F.
Stine will be there again with his outfit
of amusement machinery, including
3 ferr - 'eel. merry-go-round, whip,
and other concessions. This equipment
\\ is shipped yesterday from Tolcfiester
Beach. Md., where it has been
located for some time past. The LaScala
Novelty Orchestra, Hagerstown.
will furnish music for dancing, and
the hall over the spring will be used
again this year. While every act in
fmnt of the grandstand is expected
to he c od. it is thought that Kate
Mullini's Royal Hussars, a musical
organization composed of women, will
be the feature of the program. The
Norf"Ik 'nd Western Railroad has announ
it Morgan's Grove will be
a reru'.ir -*"p for all trains that stor
at Shtcherdstov. n all Five days durin*
the fa:r Fliers announcing reduced
rate* have 'Isn been put out by the
N & W
The d.iirv herds on exhibit and in
rnmrt t ? i.P . *li hnttnr tiro rt oirar
before. r e opinion of the nianage
ment unusual interest is the an
noun t that J. W. Heath, from
i- \ n. Pa., will be judge of
the Jersey cattle section of the Live
nt. Mr. Heath Is one
of the ir ?t mi. .essful and most widely-kr.nwn
..ittle breeders in the United
Tun hand- will be at the Fair
penitlR day, which is
Lahnr Ii I arson's Hand, of Baitimore,
and t Knights of Pythias
Band, nt A tmsport, Md. Farson's
Bind wiil he here all five days, but
the Wilt m>"nrt Hnnd will be here
onh j'.r opcninR day. Season
tickets f ' tin Fair are now on sale
? i places in Shepherd?B|
twoi. it >l r \n admission of 25
cent? u ,, be charged those who
' automobile inside the
Rrounds.
Show, always one of the
of the Fair,
- r ,:ri lav. September
H. L. Snyder,
the baby show for
in charge again
are offered as
silver
^O; for prettiest
:V. chain; for prct'
b.tbv. neck chain; for
t rri/e S3.50, sccono
twins. S5.00.
tures of the Fair
r . .. vewing contest, for
1 years of age, which
, nav afternoon
direction of Mrs.
^B of the
<* ;.ih. in which prizes
^B r ttic best display
eirls under 14 ^cars
i iron's department,
^^B of Mrs. Na
[f n which a number
^^B tor various article
M ? i-tants
in the
|B| :ire requested to
?llc<".' hutldinr*. toj^B
> r-e transportation
^B "funds will be
. will be received
BB n Friday, and on
the morning until
^B rnnon. after which
B| The only ex^B
will be
^B is cut flowers,
^B
^B " < first dav of the
king a great deal
^B s been using Gar H
der purchased at
( - Jonteel,
B reqOwens',
where
;1 attention. j
SI) cp
Shepht
ANOTHER TREASON TRIAL.
The trial of Walter Allen, the second
treason case to be tried in Charles
i Town from troubl; nrisinR out of the
armed march of miners in Logan county
about a year ago. began on Monday,
after a week's delay due fo the ab
sence of defense witnesses. A iury
was selected with uausual rapiditv on
Monday afternoon, ar.J of the twelve
I men, ten are farmers living in rural
districts. The list of jurors in the case
| is as follows: George W. Rouss.
farmer, Charles Town; B. W. livers, t
farmer. Summit Point; D. O. Slull,
farmer, Kabletown; S. J. Hackensmith,
farmer, Charles Town; Francis
Daniels, farmer, Charles Town; W. H.
Ware, farmer, Kabletown; Herman
Huyett, farmer, Charles Town; John
R. Lewis, bookkeeper, Charles Town;
Alonzo Jones, farmer. Summit Point;
, C. E. Ashwood, carpenter. Summit
Point; Charles J. Derr, farmer. Moler's
Cross Roads; J. Ernest Watson, farm|
er, Charles Town.
So far the State has examined about
20 witnesses in the three days the
trial has been Roing on. It is understood
that the total number of witnp<;5P5
fnr thp will run a..?- 1 ru\
and the defense will have the same
number. Conservative estimates as to
the length of the trial indicate that
four or five weeks will be the length
of the case, but others have intimated
that 60 days will more likely be consumed
before the jury arrives at a
verdict. Interest in the cgse rivals
that manifested in the trial of William
Blizzard, who was acquitted in
the first case tried in Charles Town
The State opened its case by the filing
of a bill of particulars which was
satisfactory to the defense, in which
Allen was set up as one of the chief
alleged actors in the formation of the
alleged treasonable conspiracy to levy
war against the State in I.ogan county
, last summer. After the accentance of
! the bill of particulars the jury was
! sworn in. Attorney Belcfier in his
I opening statement supplemented the
bill of particulars by going over the ;
, happenings in Mingo and Logan
counties, saying that the State would
j show that the purpose of the miner*
i was to blow up the court-house in
1 Logan county, kill the sheriff and his
deputies, and march on to Mingo and
there destroy martial law?all of which
j constituted an attack against the gov'
eminent of the State in these two couni
ties. Attorney Belcfier said the Stat
1 would also show that Allen collected
I thousands of dollars for the support
of the armed march, and that he was
| instrumental in arming the men. The
defense reserved the right to make
its opening statement when it is prepared
to put on its testimony.
The trial was abruptly halted yesterday
afternoon when by agreement
of both the State and the defense^
| George W. Rouss was permitted to go
lis the home of his father, Milton O.
Rouss, near Kabletown. A desperate
( illness of Captain Rouss, which atfpnHino
nhvcipinnc cqiH mpant inpuit.
\ able death within a few hours, caused
Judge Woods to recess the session r
court until this morning. Mr. Rnuss
went to Kabletown in the custodv n'
, a deputy, the rest of the jury remaining
j in Charles Town. It is possib'c th"
j the trial may be adjourned until r.orr.r
j time next week, in the event of t"
death of Captain Rouss.
(iood Work.
"Clean-Up" day was observed in
Shepherdstown yesterday in coniJ
pliance with the request of the Mayor
| and town council. Property owners
, cleaned up the streets in front of their
I homes, and the town authorities made
! arrangements to have the dirt hauled
away. As a result, the appearance of
the streets is much improved.
The town officials ask us to express
their thanks to the people who so eh.
i fully complied with the request to
clean up in front of their premises.
On every street the good work was
carried on, and of course the town is
so much better off.
This morning a force of workmen
began sweeping A\ain street and applying
another coat of oil. Starting
at the top of the hill, the oil will he
applied as far as the present supply
will last. puting this street in good
I oj'der for the heavy travel of fair
i week. Mayor Molcr and our ofhetown
officials have made a splendid
} record this year in improving our
streets and keeping them in satisfac
j tory condition.
A I.oss to Shepherd College.
Mrs. Lottie M. Schnoider, who for
the past several years has held the
position of critic teacher at Shepherd
College, has resigned, to take tip work
with the Johnson Hook Company, in
Richmond, Va. She will sell her home
1 ft the edge of Shephordsfown on the
Charles Town road, and will move t>
Richmond to take up her work there
about the middle of September Her
son, Robert, w ill remain in Shepherdstown
to complete his studies at the
(College. Mrs. Schneider was regard
ed as an efficient instructor in the
College, and her good work will be
missed. In Richmond she will help
edit school text books for the Johnson
company. No one has yet hiyn appointed
to take her place, as it is ttnj
dcrstood her resignation came rather
I suddenly.
Victrolas and a full line of Victor
records, including a full line of the
latest September Victor records, just
arrived at Owens' drug store. Also
Victrola needles.
I)eri>si
MONTANI SEMPER
;rdstown, Jefferson County, W<
AN INTERESTING TRIP.
Plans for the entertainment of the
women who will attend the convention
of the West Virginia Federation ol
Women's Clubs which will meet in
Shepherdstown September 12th to 15th,
are being rapidly completed by the
various committees now hard at work.
cue leaiure on the program that is
expected to appeal with peculiar attraction
to the visiting women will be
a tour through Jefferson county which
will take place on Wednesday afternoon,
September 13th. Few localities
in the State have the wealth of historic
legends and facts, the natural
beauties and quaintness of the old
homes, with their entrancing attractions,
that Jefferson county has to offer.
Jefferson county, the home of Revolutionary
generals, the home of the
Washington brothers, the gem of the
Shenandoah Valley and the pride of
the State of West Virginia, will be
seen at its best when the visiting
club-women are here to enjoy its attractions
and be served with its hospitality.
Realizing that it will be impossible
to have a well-informed guide for each
car-load of visitors, the local Woman's
Club is having printed an interesting
historical booklet which will tell of the
different places and homes visited
along the route. Written by Mrs. H
Pirtkney Schley, the booklet is valuable
not only as a descriptive itinerary,
but as a brief history of interesting
places in the county where its historv
is a local pride, hospitality is a tradition,
"farming a science and horticulture
a fine art." The 2,000-word
booklet will be given to each of the
visitors who take the trip, and a number
of extra conies will also be nrint
ed.
Leaving Shepherdstown, the route
of the trip passes by the James Rumsey
house at the corner of New and Duke
streets and by Rose Brake, the Dttndridge
home. Passing Rockland, the
Muzzcy home, built in 1812, the party
will pass through Kearneysville to
Traveler's Rest, a house built and occupied
by General Horatio Gates, of
Revolutionary fame, a mile beyond the
town. At Leetown the home of General
Charles Lec will be visited. In
Middleway the visitors will have n
chance to look around this ancient
village. The booklet tells the story
of how the place came to be known
j as "Clipp" by reason of a real true
ghost story. Harewood, on the Charles
I Town road, the home of Samuel
Washington, will be the next stopping
1 place, and from there the route pro1
cceds to St. George's Chapel, btTikt
in the reign of King George II of
England, and undoubtedly the first
rhurrh u/Pct nf thr* RIiip PI Hop Mr*nr?
tains. The party will then visit Claymont
Court, the palatial residence of
teh JVlurphy family, near Charles Town.
In Charles Town the visitors will be
! entertained at the Charles Town Inn
with a tea Riven by the Woman's Club
of that place. Leaving Charles Town,
the towns of Harper's Ferry and Bolii
var, with their interesting history,
: will be visited. Supper will be servi
ed for all in the party at the New!
comer home, overlooking Jefferson's
j rock. It is said that Jefferson once
' remarked that the view from that
point was worth a trip across the Ati
lantic Ocean to see. That was a remarkable
statement for those days. It
, is certain that the visiting West Vir1
ginia women will agree that it is worth
1 a trip to Harper's Ferry. After the
supper at Harper's Ferry, which will
be served by the Harper's Ferry Woman's
Club, the party will return to
Shepherdstown.
Cot His Man After Many Days.
"I'll get him sooner or later," said
Capt. Ed W. Athev, of the West Virginia
State penitentiary guards, speaking
of Harry Milton, of Chicago, who
escaped from the prison at Moundsvillc
about a year ago. And Captain
Athey, who formerly lived in Shepherdstown,
spoke the words of truth,
for within the past week Milton has ,
been rc'urned to prison after enjoy- j
ing a year of freedom. It seems that
last summer during a benefit baseball
game at the prison, Milton, who had '
gained the confidence of the guards '
was taking up the admissions to the !
game. The contest waved interesting, I
arid while no one was looking, he slipped
away from the prison yard with
the money he had collected. His es- j
cape was apparently a great success.
Several months ago Cantain Athev re- j
signed to accent a position in Wheeling.
Last Fridav as he was walking >
A .U? I,.--.I..,) VOUnn Tl'f
U(l? II lilt MIW, IIV rt^ivu HUM ' . .... j
recognition was mutual, and the f"C'
tive sped awav, hut Athey. not to he
outdone, pursued and captured him
It is understood that Captain Athev
was ponular with the men at Mottndsville.
Known well in Shcphcrdstnwr [
as a baseball player, be organized a
team among the prisoners, and is siid
to have had a ' cry creditable orp nizafion.
New .Matron At pointMrs.
C. I. Cavalier, of Harper's
Ferry, has been appointed matron of
idle gir'r.' dormitorv at Shepherd College,
to take the place of Mrs Alice
Mvers, who resigned her work there i
at the end of the school ve;"-. The
appointment receives general approbation
among friends of the College, f r I
Mrs. Cavalier is a highly-regardci wo- i
man of p'leasing personality and high
principles. She will he an addition to
the community, and her coming her
is welcomed. Mrs. Myers' services a*
the dnrmiior have been satisfactory
in every degree, but she has resigne
to he with her daughter. Miss Rut'
Myers, who will teach again this w inter
in the public schools of Morgantown
oton
LIBF.RI.
est Virginia, Thursday, August
PERSONAL NOTES.
Mrs. Virginia Byerly, and her two
daughters. Miss Ruth Byerly, of NewOrleans,
La , and Miss Mary Byerly.
of St. Paul, Minn., are visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. William H.
Martin, north of Shephcrdstown. The
Byerlys formerly lived in Shepherdstown.
Shepherdstown teachers attending
the Berkeley county teachers' institute
in Martinsburg this week include
Miss Julia Hill, Miss Sarah Folk, Mis%
Mary C. Needy, Mr. William IV Himes,
Mr. Lawrence L. Taylor, Mr. Georg*.
T. Knodc and Miss Lillian O. Stump.
Mr. and Mrs. J Craig Huff and their
little son drove from Philadelphia to
Shepherdstown the first of the week.
Mrs. Huff and Craig. Jr., expect to
spend a week or ten days here visiting
Mrs. Huff's parents. Mr. and Mrs H.
M. Turner.
Dr. and Mrs. A. PL Craig and son,
Albert, of Washington, drove up to
Shepherdstown this week to spend a
few days with Mrs. Craig's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Jones. Mr. Jones
has been rather seriously ill for the
past couple of weeks.
Prof. H. G. Colchank, of Fairmont,
W. Va., is in Shepherdstown visiting
Mr. Wm. D. Himes. Professor Cole
hank is one of the instructors at th
Berkeley county teachers' institute,
which is meeting in Martinsburg tht
week.
Mr. Willoughby M. Lemen, who is
employed with the Bethlehem Shipbuilding
Corporation, of Klizabethport.
, N. J., is in Shepherdstown to spend
i a two-w ceks' vacation w ith his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Lemen.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. S. Boone, of Greenville,
N. C., werc*in Shepherdstown
the ft"st of the week visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Harrison Schley. Mr. Boone is
employed with the Mergenthaler Linotype
Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Banks, and daughter,
Miss Mildred, and Mr. C. J. Miller,
from west of town, were in .Smith*.
burg, Md., Tuesday looking over the
peach orchards in that neighborhood
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Needy, their
daughter, Frankie, of Shepherdstown
and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Spcrow, from
west of town, arc visiting friends this
week in Brooklyn, Baltimore.
Mr. Jack Billmyer, who is employed
with the Western Maryland Railroad,
.in Baltimore, is in Shepherdstown to
i spend his vacation with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Billmyer.
Mr. George T. Trundle, Jr., a prominent
consulting engineer of Cleveland,
O., is spending his vacation at
the home of his father, George T.
Trundle, Sr., at Bakerton. ,
Mrs. J. H. Hodges, and little daugli
ter, Virginia, of Martinsburg, and Mr
Agnes Hendricks, of Shenandr
Junction, are visiting Mrs. W. V. Fini
ly, in Roanoke, Va.
Rev. and Mrs. W. M. Compton and
their children have been spending a
few weeks in Franklin, W. Va., visiting
friends and relatives in Mrs. Compton's
old home.
Mr. Edgar Knode, of Washington, is
J here to spend his vacation with his
i parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Knode,
; who live across the river from Shepherdstown.
Mr. Matthew Page Andrews, who
has been spending his vacation at his
old home at Fruit Hill farm, north of
town, returned to Baltimore on Sunj
dayMr.
Charles W. Licklider, of F.liz!
abeth. W. Va., spent a few days in
' QhonhnrHctnwn locf ?'i*h l?!c fom_
; ily, who are spending the summer
here.
Mr. William R. Miller, of Shepherdstown,
has been confined to his home
for the last few weeks by a rather
serious illness from heart trouble.
Mr. J. D. Muldoon, of Charleston,
who is State supervisor of rural
schools, spent the week-end with his
family in Shephcrdstown.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. R. Geary, of Mt.
Jackson, ' Va., passed through Shephcrdstown
last Friday and were callers
at the Register office.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Freeman and
children, of Piedmont, W. Va , were in
Shephcrdstown one day this week renewing
acquaintances.
Mr. James Haley, of Roanoke, Va.,
formerly of Shephcrdstown, is here to
visit friends and attend the Morgan's
Grove Fair
Mrs. Ruth Flanagan and children,
r* f I.# * I i morn o ro iMcifSrin nt tho ItAmo
of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Carter in Shepherdstou
n.
Mr Harry White will leave tomorrow
for Richwood, W. Vn.. where he will
teach in the-pi:bl:c schools apain ?h :
year.
Mr W. H. Wagner, of Wagner's
Music Store, Charles Town, was a
caller at the Register office on Tues- '
day.
Miss Rachel Snyder has returned
home after an extended visit to Slaugter
Reach. J)e!., and Atlantic City.
Miss Gertrude Muldoon, who spent
the past month in Charleston, W. Via.,
has returned to her home here.
Mr. C. G. Molcr, of Uvilla, was a I
caller at the Register office on Monday. ;
Mr. S J. Hodges is in Baltimore this]
week on a busineo- trip.
Mr. Walter E. Herr, has been in j
Baltimore this week.
iUgi
31st, 1922.
CROSSING THK DARK RIVER. '
Mrs. Laura Lent/, widow of the late
Rev. H Max Lcnjz. fornicrlv of Shop
herdstown, died at the Frederick Citv '
Hospital on August 11th. following an1
ilness lasting about five weeks. Extreme
dilation of the heart was the
final cause of death, although she had
had strokes of paralysis on several occasions.
The news of her death come
as a shock to her many friends In
Shcpherdstown. The wife of the pop^
ular pastor of the Lutheran Church
here, she was loved by a w ide circle
of friends, who sympathized deeply [
with her when Mr. Lentz was drowned
in the Potomac river near Shcpherdstown
in 1904 Following his
untimely death, Mrs. Lentz moved to
York, Pennsylvania, where she lived j
for a number of years. Mrs. Lentz, j
was married twice, her Hrst husband
being a resident of Frederick, Md..
who died there many years ago. The
funeral services were held in Frcder
! ick on Monday, August 14th, and interment
was made in Woodshoro cemetery.
Mrs. Lent* is survived by a son,
John l.cntr, who is in the 7Gth U. S.
Field Artillery at Camp Russell, >X'y- j
oming; a step-son, Hualfn Max l.cntz, |
I Who has been an enRineer in Mexico I
for a number of years'; and two step- !
daughters. Mrs. Frederick Dexter Whit\
ing, of Kansas City, Mo., dnd Mrs
Ruth Hoffman, the wife of a surgeon
j in Black Mountain, N C.
Thomas Alexander Jones, one of ]
j the oldest residents of the Bardane I
neighborhood, died at his home there |
last Thursday at the age of H4 years
Mr. Jones, who was a Confederate
j veteran, was a native of Albemarle j
county, Virginia, but came to Jefferson
I county and located in Bardane about
140 years ago. His death came aftci !
an illness of several weeks. He i?
survived by thrcj daughters. Mrs. ,
i.nanes miner. oi Micnnnaonn junction,
Mrs. Harvey Whittington, of
Hardline, and Mrs. Cox, of Kearneys- 1
villc. Funeral services were held
Sunday at 2.30 p m., at Bardane, con 1
ducted by Rev. T. M. Swann. Inter- |
mcnt was made in Elmwood Cem
tcr, Shepherdstown.
Miss Sallic R. Watson, a life-long
i resident of the Lcetown vicinity, died J
I at the home of her niece, Mrs. Lec
i Osbourn, last Thursday, at the age
of 85 years. Miss Watson, who was
! a member of the Lcetown Methodist
Church, was the oldest member of the i
i family of the late Kphraim Watson,'
1 i who lived near Leetown. Surviving
; Miss Watson are two brothers, Lloyd
L. Watson and F. L. Watson, of this
. ' county, and three sisters, Miss Annie
Watson and Miss Lucy Watson, of Leetown,
and Mrs. Henry Nicely, of Mid- j
dleway. The funeral service was held
Saturday morning at II o'clock in the [
Lcetown Methodist Church, and inter- j
ment was made in the cemetery at 1
Middlewav.
Mrs. Susan J. Propps, widow of t I
late James H. Propps, died at her 1
home in Halllown last Friday morning,
aged 80 years. For many years
Mrs. Propps had been a member < 1
the Presbyterian Church of Charles j
Town. She is survived by seven chil- I
dren, three sons and four daughters f
Ceo. W. Propps, of Washington, Jame
i M. Propps, of Charles Town, and
' bert J. Propps, of Halltown; Mrs. Ida i
I McDonald, Mrs. Carrie Johnson, Mrt
, Fannie Torney, all of Washington, and
I Mrs. Grace Roderick, of Charles Town. 1
Her funeral took place Saturday, and
the remains were buried in the Lutheran
Cemetery in Bolivar.
James G. Aldridgc, a prominent
farmer of Jefferson county, died at his i
home on the Middlcway pike, ihrec
miles west of Charles Town, yesterday, j
at the age of 74 years. His death was
not altogether unexpected, as it came
after an illness of almost two months
Mr. Aldridge is survived by his wife. .
who was a Miss Shirley, daughter oi
the late George W.JShirlcy, of Middle- ,
wav, and by four daughters, one ci |
vhnm is Miss Estelle Aldridge, who
attended Shepherd College for a coupl?*
of years. He also leaves a sister, Mrs
; D. M. Matthews, of Baltimore.
<
George C. Ricamorc, a former res
ident of Shepherdstown and for many I
years a wetMcnown citizen of Bcrryville,
Va., died last week at his home
in Washington City, where he had resided
for some time past. He was ,
about 75 years old. Mr. Ricamore, who
was a Confederate veteran, was a man
of gentle and kindly disposition, and
had a wide circle of friends. He was
the grandfather of Misses Pauline ana ?
. Virginia Ricamore, of Shcpherdstown
' Surviving are his wife and several sons (
and daughters.
Stephen H. Fcagans, who was for i
a number of years the operator of a t
mill near Wheatland, Jefferson
county, died suddenly at his home in
Potomac Va., near Alexandria, on I
August 21st. Mr. Feagans had just is
f| !i rne to board a trolley car, and <
was standing in the station wben.Jie;.
was seized with an attack of heart <
failure. He died a few minutes after I
he carried to his home. He is <
survived by two brotktfrs, W. C. j<
Feagans, of Wheatland, and Joseph I
Feagans, of Ridpeway, W. Va. *
Ceorgc R Sonner, of Martinsburg, (
d;cd at his home at Pairfax Circle, |
Berkeley place, on Friday last, follow- ,
inp his third stroke of paralysis. Mr. ,
Sonner came to Martinsburg a number ;
of years ago from Strasburg, Va. He
is survived by his widow and nine '
children, four daughters and five sons.
John Hamilton Gregory, a wellknown
resident of Martinsburg, (died I
j at his home there last Friday at th$
I age of 53 years. I
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ster.
$1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
NEW VOL. 58?No. 35.
1.1 i n.K LOCALS.
Mrs. Lydia Molcr, cnc of Shepherdstain's
most highly regarded residents,
celebrated her 78th birthday a fevc
days ago. Her friends remembered
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in many ways, and among the reminders
she received were 175 post-cards
congratulating her on the celebration.
Workmen arc busy this week repairing
the hole in the ceiling of th. portico
of the old college building, which
w as Caused sonic w eeks ago w hen the
600-pound weight on the town clock
came loose from its moorings and
crashed down from the tower A number
of years ago this weight fc'l
causing more damages than on the
occasisn of its latest sudden descent
The farmers of this neighborhno I
have begun to cut off corn and fill their
silos, and this work will be pushed
right along now. The corn crop in
this section is variable. The corn that
was planted early will make a large
yield. That which came a little later
is only a fair crop, while the lat
planted corn is very poor, having b
seriously uffected by the drought that
struck it at an untimely period in its
growth.
Vacancies in the Kablctown district
schools were tilled last week by,the
Hoard of Education of that district.
Daniel Englc. of Uvilla, was appointed
principal, and Miss Alice Maddex, of
Shephcrdstown was appointed intermediate
teacher in the school at Summit
Point. Both arc graduates of
Shepherd College here. Benjamin
Crampton, of Charles Town, was given
the princifcalsliip of the school at
Kablctown.
There will be a subscription dance in
the Community Hall. Shrnhrrdtlnmn
next Thursday evening, for the benefit
of the Sweet Briar, Va., College endowment
fund, under the direction ?
Mrs. Henry Shepherd, Mrs. John
Cronley and Mrs. Henry Howard Williams,
of Shepherdstown. The admission
will be $2-50 per couple, $1.50 for
men and $1.00 for women. Louie
Brown's orchestra, of Washington, will
furnish music for the dance, which will
begin at H p. m.
Armistead S. Lucas has rented a
part of the Snvder building on Main
stteet opposite the postnfflcc and will
use it as a sales room for the sale
of Studebakcr automobiles, gasoline,
oil. tires and accessories. He exp
to be open for business about September
1st. This stand is conveniently
located and he respectfully asks for
a share of your business. Sin-; Mr.
I.ueas is secretary of the Sh-' herdstown
Light and Water Company he
will use this ofiicc for the collection
of the accounts due the company.
Judge Woods, of the Circuit Court
has allowed decrees to be entered
in two divorce cases. In one
of them an absolute divorce was
granted Ernest Rogers from Ruth
Rogers, both residents of Charles
Town. In the other, Mrs. Lottie Whittington
was given a similar decree
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The court furthered ordered in
the latter case that the defendant
shall pay ten dollars a month for the
maintenance of a daughter of the
marriage till she shall attain the age ?f
21 years.
Stephen Gordon, a well-known resident
of Berkeley county, was fatally
injured in Martinsburg Saturday afternoon,
when he stepped into an orelevator
shaft on the first floor of the
l.ord building there. He died in the
City Hospital at midnight Saturday
night, when he fell into the shaft,
Mr. Gordon grabbed his brother-inlaw,
Elisha Butts, in an effort to keep
himself from falling, but Mr. Butts
was only slightly injured in the fall
of about seyen feet. The deceased,
who was aKout 67 years old, is survived
by his wife, four children and
three sisters.
A stick of dynamite was exploded
at Cumbo, north of Martinsburg, in
the Baltimore & Ohio freight and
transfer yards there early Friday
morning, and while no damage was
done, officials and men are apprehensive
over the situation arising out of
tnc snopmen s strike. Most of the men
who work at Cumbo, 150 to 200 in
number, sleep in one large b aiding.
It is said that a stick of dynamite
placed under the building wo: Id kill
scores. Minor officials state that it
is not thought that any attempt was
made to destroy life or property, but
that the object was to frighten the
men there.
A total of 108 teachers were enrolled
in the Jefferson county teachers' institute,
which was held in the Charles
Town high school building last week,
rwenty-fivc teachers from Shepherdslown
and vicinity attended the sessions,
which were presided over tyr
bounty Superintendent I. N. Bonham.
I. I). Muldoon, State supervisor
if rural schools, formerly of Shepherdstown,
was one of the speakers
in fhe program. Following is a list
of those in attendance from Shepherdstown:
Misses Abbie Banks, Mildred
R. Clipp, Mary E. Davis, Mary
Donley, Edna L. Giegas, Charlotte
Grose, Ella M. Kelsey, Laura Licklider,
Vivian McDonald, Agnes Reinhart,
Louise Rightstine. Mabel Thompson,
Catherine Winters, Laura C.
Strider and Mrs. Florence Grubbs;
Messrs. Richard Davis, George Hartzell,
Geo, N. Heare, Walter Herr,
Charles Kretzcr, Kirklfind McKee,
Newton McKee, and Harry L. White.
John W. Branson and John W. Harris,
colored, also of Shepherdstown, attended
the meetings.

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