A young steer that remained in an
abandoned well for seven weeks without
a sign of food or water and was
taken out alive a few days ago is the
story vouched for by George Liskey,
the owner of the steer, and neighbors,
residing about four miles north of
Harrisonburg, Va. The cattle
turned into the field in -' ' were'
well is located ?nteh the dry |
ago. Se'"- *oout seven weeks
pi"* ..ral days after they were
. ^.ced in another field, one of the
oiccis waa IIH99VU, anvi at| wiiui is ?"
locate it proved unavailing, the owner
believing that the steer had gotten
out on the pike and had been taken
up. Friday an employee was passing
the well and heard a noise. He removed
the boards covering the hole
and saw the 9teer at the bottom, almost
a skeleton, but still able to stand
on its feet. Help was summoned and
the steer was hauled out with a block
and tackle. The animal weighed over
900 pounds before it was missed and
when weighed Friday barely reached
400 pounds. The steer had lived at
the bottom of the well without food
or water. It is believed that the animal
will survive the experience.
Killing a 1,200-pound bull in the
course of a wild charge with a rock
weighing a little over three pounds,
thereby saving his family, is the unusual
achievement of Clay Winter, a
farmer of Henry county, Va., whose
act is reported in a dispatch from Martinsville.
Winter, his wife and three
small children went into a pasture
and were picking up apples when the
bull made its appcaarnce and, after a
preliminary pawing, lowered its head
and charged. There was small chance
of escape, for the fence was some distance
away. Winter told his family to
run, and picking up a rock stood near
an apple tree, hoping to divert the
animal. When it was a few yards
distant Winter let fly the rock with all
his strength, striking the bull squarely
in the forehead. It fell dead as
though it had been pole-axed.
The fairy story of the Sleeping
Beauty and the Prince, which has
caught the fancy of youthful minds
for many years, has been revised in
the romance of Edwin D. Ross, of
Gettysburg. Pa., and Miss Marilla G.
Prouty, of Meridian, Conn., whose
wedding took place at Meridian Saturday
afternoon. Several years ago
Mr. Ross was employed in Connecticut
and one day while traveling on a
train from New Haven to Hartford he
was curled up in a seat enjoying a
good sleep when he was awakened by
some one shaking him. Upon looking.
up he beheld the face of a prettv
young girl, who informed him she
wanted half of the seat, as the car
was crowded. He graciously complied
and the young folks were soon
engaged in conversation. The friendship
developed into a love affair, the
story of which will end, "And they
lived happily ever afterward."
Qrlando Spinson, of Birmingham.
Alabama, came to his death in a peculiar
way. Two years ago young
Spinson, it is stated, accidentally swallowed
a cockle burr. For some time
he experienced no ill effects. More
recently he complained of feeling ill.
He was taken to a local hospital, where
an X-ray examination revealed tihe
cockle burr lodged in his right lung.
Death followed in a few days.
Now that the long evenings are coming
on, no family in this neighborhood
should be without the Shepherdstown
Register. It will give you the
local news and general articles of real
Frederick Fair the Greatest Ever.
The Great Frederick Fair, to be held
October 17-20, promises to be greater
than ever, if the extensive improvements
just completed shall serve as a
criterion. The new day-light, fireproof,
domestic arts building, 60 x
200 feet in dimensions, the largest
and finest exhibition building in Maryland,
will be devoted exclusively to
exhibits to be made by the women
of Frederick county, merchants' displays,
and kindred demonstrations
Other important changes will afford
an enlarged midway, where everything
under the sun will be on display
for instruction and amusement. The
program of free attractions will be
the largest ever offered, and will include
daily balloon ascensions by lady
and gent with triple parachute drops
from bombs exploding in mid-air, and
the auto polo games each day in front
?t J ... ?
nit niiii'a siana will atiord the first
opporunity Riven in Maryland to witness
a form of sport that attracted and
interested thousands at other fairs
There will be. of course, plenty of racinR,
and the exhibits of live stock,
and farm and parden products, will
be larRc as usual.
The four days of the fair will be
followed, on Saturday, October 21, by
automobile races, eight in number, in
which will appear some of the lcadinp
race drivers of the country. These
will be the only auto races ever Riven
in Maryland and lovers of sport cannot
afford to miss them.
Who Was Kupsr Baawr? 11
When the police of Nure^urf fir#f j
discovered this youth, apparently about
eighteen years of age, leani-- '(
against a wall in one ... ,
squares with his - - the publ,C ;
to protec' - - wct his eyes
s?? . mem from the glare of the.
they at first thought was some
idiot who had escaped from a sanitarium.
But investigation soon developed
that here was a case as unique
as that of the man in the iron mask,
and resembling it in a number of ways. |
Not only were the boy's eyes weak.
| but his muscles were as flabby as
those of an infant and the soles of
his feet were convex, like those of
a baby that had never learned to walk.
He had to be carried bodily to police
headquarters and even there, the sight
! of the commonest objects appeared to
terrify him, while the slightest of
i sounds caused him to cover his cars
and wince as if his car-drums were
accustomed only to total silence. On
the other hand, his face indicated that
he was of good parentage, and the
clothing which he wore was fashioned
of the softest, finest materials.
In an effort to discover something
about his identity, one of the police j
officials offered him a pencil which,
much to the surprise of those present,
he seized and wrote the two words
"Kaspar Hauscr," which, as it afterwards
developed, was the only cluc
he could give to the past.
Prof. G. F. Daumcr of the Univer- j
sity of Nuremburg, hearing about the
i^iiaiigc tasc, imm mc young man to
| his home?amazed not only by the
j fact that he could neither talk nor
| walk, but that he would eat nothing
I but bread and water. The professor,
however, started to educate him at
once and in a surprisingly short time
j the youth had progressed sufficiently
to give a graphic story of his experi'
For as long as he could remember
i he had been confined to a dark cell,
I into which the sun had never pcnct
tratcd. He had been visited once a
day by a man who washed and drcss|
ed him and fed him a ration of bread
i and water. It was this man who had
taught him to write the words "Kaspar
Hauscr," which Professor Dautncr
believed to be a false name Riven him
in order to conceal his real identity.
Finally, he declared, he had been
blindfolded and led int0 the street
where the police had found him.
The young man's story naturally
' created a vast amount of comment in
! all sections of Europe and the Daumer
j house became the center of attraction
i for the curious, many of whom mainI
taincd that they might be able to iden!
tify Hauscr, but none of whom were
' able to produce the proof of their contention.
The next development in the mysterious
chain of circumstances surrounding
the youth, came about five months
after Hauser's discovery by the police,
when he staggered into the Professor's
library, half-blinded by the
blood which dripped from an open
! gash in his forehead. It was some,
time before he recovered consciousness
sufficiently to state that a maski
ed man had struck at him with a saber,
that he had dodged the blow and that
his assailant had fled before he could
t give tne alarm. The inference which
the police drew from the attack was
1 that the same person who had imprisoned
the hoy was now striving to
I kill him, lest he divulge the secret of
Shortly afterward, the case came to
the attention of the wealthy Lord
Stanhope, who, convinced that Hauser
was of aristocratic and perhaps of
royal parentage, adopted him and sent
him under guard to Anspach, where j
he was educated. Some three years j
later, Lord Stanhope arrived in Ans-1
pach with the intention of taking his
protege hack to England with him. On
the morning of the day that they were
to leave Hauser received a note, telling
him to come to a certain place
where he would learn the secret of his
birth. Less than an hour later the
English nobleman heard moans from
outside his apartment and, opening the
door, was just in time to catch Hauser
as he fell, blood welling from a knifeI
wound in his side. He had barely
gasped the words, "Uzcn Monument?(
palace grounds," when he fell dead.
Lord Stanhope hurried to the IJzen
monument and found there a slip of
paper bearing, in the young man's
handwriting, the cryptic message:
"Kaspar Hauser?murdered at the age
of twenty-one. Know by this that I
, come from the Bavarian frontier on
the river. The initials of my name arc
M. L. B.u
And not even the offer of n reward
of 5.000 florins by Lord Stanhope nor
the investigations of countless amateur
and professional detectives could
eve*- throw the slightest light upon
the birth or death of this human
CAS T.O R I A
Children Enl- ^ pi^t Tubercu-'<
The chivalry of health, based on the L
tournaments and titles used in the dayS
ot the Crusades when knightbrw^ - C
in flower, i? th* a|juring pian to in- r
tertsl children in the practice of the 1
rules of hygiene being offered by the '
West Virginia Tuberculosis Associa-||
tion, in its educational program for '
the prevention of tuberculosis. Beau- '
tiful banners and pennants are being
offered as prizes to ungraded schools
and graded classes in which the pupils
earn credits of 75 per cent or over for
practicing daily eleven health chores
for a period of fifteen weeks. For the
(faithful performance of the qhorcs
pupils are given the titles of squire,
knight and knight banneret. Suitable
badges arc provided for presentation
to the children when the titles are
Over six million pupils in the United
States took part in the health tournament
last year. For having the highest
enrollment of kinghts banneret in
the national inter-city tournament, the
schools of Washington, D. C., won a
silver cup offered as a prize by the
National Tuberculosis Association.
This cup was presented to the superintendent
of schools by President Hard- !
A valuable silver cup is offered also |
to the State in which the largest number
of pupils become kinghts banneret i
during the school year ending on the'
second Saturday in June, 1923. The
West Virginia Tuberculosis Association
is so interested in having the cup
won by this State that it has offered
a set of DeLuxe scales valued at S40
to the county in each congressional
district in which the greatest number
of pupils become knights banneret.
Complete information regarding the
supplies needed to carry on the Crusade
program can be obtained from
Isaac N. Bonham, Summit Point, county
superintendent of schools, to whom
descriptive ilterature was sent for distribution
to the teachers at the countyinstitute.
Investigation has shown that children
are particularly susceptible to
tuberculosis, says George C. Rowell,
the executive secretary of the West
Virginia Tuberculosis Association,
whose headquarters are at Charleston.
In the September number of the
West Virginia School Journal and Educator,
Mr. Rowell states that more
than 50 per cent of all children are
infected before they are ten years of
;tgc. wneincr in is injection Decomes ;
a disease later in life, depends on the
strength of the wall of physical resistance
built up in youth through
good health habits. The daily practice
of the health chores of the Modern
Health Crusade is one way in
which boys and girls can help in the
fight to control and prevent tuberculosis.
According to a statement made at
Charleston, West Virginia, by President
Chas. J. Smith, Roanoke College
faces the greatest opportunity in her
history, for the General Education
Board of New York City has made a
conditional gift to the college of
This gift, according to Dr. Smith, is
conditioned upon the securing of an
additional $335,(XX) during the next
tWO months. He Illsn aHHerl (hit enrno 1
preliminary Rifts, by individual ^
friends of the coIIcrc, now broiiRht the ,
total amount well over S200,00u.
Great rallies of alumni during the '
past week at Radford and Wytheville,
Va., Bristol and Knoxvillc, Tenn., evidence
the determination on the part
of the alumni and former students to
see that Roanoke realizes on this
These meetings have all been, so far,
well attended and genuinely enthusiastic.
The college opened last week
with the greatest enrollment in her I
history. It has a most enviable record
for producing leaders, having j
given twenty-eight college presidents j
to the nation. Fifty-one men now I
holding administrative and teaching
positions in leading colleges are Roanoke
College men. There are eight
Virginia colleges with Roanoke Col-1
lege men on their faculties. Four!
deans of Virginia colleges were edu
cated at Roanoke College. Ten di- j
vision superintendents of public in- ;
struction in Virginia claim Roanoke
College as their alma mater. A former
State superintendent of public instruction
is a Roanoke alumnus, as well ns i
a graduate of Roanoke. At least j
twetny-five members of boards of trus- '
tees of Virginia colleges are alumni
of Roanoke College. Alumni of Roanoke
arc also members of the board '
of visitors of the University of Virginia,
V. P. I. and William and Mary. '
More than a hundred former Roanoke '
students arc concerned with the pub- '
lie high school system of Virginia, in- ]'
..uy>i>i; miwc iiitinot-rs Di Koanokc
11 iuli School. Roanoke College graduates
arc executives and teachers in ;
four leading theological seminaries in
oa! Miner Karns ?68< in One Month.
A news item from Washington, Pa.,
s as follows:
Not in many years have coal miners
.arncd such targe wages as they are
iow receiving from the coal companies
n this district. The rocord wat?e, in
he memory 0f 'he oldest m'ner in this _
listrict, was earned by C. D. John
Slifko, vno is emplo>cd by the Fred-,
;ricktown Coal and Coke Company, in
September. During the first two
weeks Slifko drew $324.02, and in the
period since the 15th of the month he
nas earneu :n50w.*<?, maxing a toiai ,
earned during the month of S684.46.1 |
Slifko, while an expert miner, has no
greater earning capacity than many ,
other miners in the pits hereabouts !
His greatest day's earnings followed
the loading of forty-nine cars of coal, 1
which is cosidered close to the re?
ord in this territory. Since the re- |
opening after the strike settlement
many of the big mines have been paying
their miners an average of $20(1
to $250 every two weeks.
The first known advertisement appeared
in a Greco-Roman drinking
cup, it is said. It bears the inscription,
"Made by Ennion. Let the buy- j
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Always bears ^
YOUNG AT 60 ?
fThe choice is largely tip
^to you. If your blood lacks
rc/i corpuscles, you're going
to be fagged and dragged
out, you're going to
lack "pep," to look sallow
and unhealthy, to crow old
before your time.
DR. MILES' TONIC
actually increases the number
or red corpuscles in the
blood. It makes the cheeks
plump and rosy, stilmulates
the digestive organs, creates
a healthy appetite, and
leads to increased vigor
and vitality. First bottle
* guaranteed to help you or
ASK YOUR DRUGGIST
Farm For Sale. '
A desirable farm, 150 acres of clean i
land, flne timber tracts and good
buildings. Close to town. Limestone
country and low-grade railroads. Pos- i i
session April 1st. House has ten t
rooms, bath and lights, steam heat, new i
barn, good fences and a good road t
Inquire at the Register office., Shep- I
Over 12 Years Actual ,
the Dental 1
|Service You Get
Dental service rendered by Dr.
Hutchison stands for something defnitc,
it has a real meaning to those
who appreciate good things; it represents
"The Best in Dentistry," embodying
all those essential features, that
real dental science teaches, which
Thorough diagnosis, mechanical
In my large, handsome offices you
will find everything tha't will add to
the comfort of my patients is provided.
Every instrument must be
thoroughly sterilized before using.
Write far appointment. ji
DR. CHARLES HUTCHISON J
MARTIN'SBLIU;, W. VA. !
Suite 1-7 Hobbs Building, Opposite ?
Hotel Building. ^
Itch! Itch! Itch: Scratch! Scratch!
Scratch! The m re vnu scratch, the i
worse the i#ch. Trv Bonn's Ointment/
For eczema, any skin itching. 0(lc ]
a box. j '
Geo. M. Be!Leh<yoVrtj?
shephekdst^Vn, w. va I
rieC. m. Beltzhoover, Jr.,
CHARLES TOWN, W. VA.
lu ? - - ?
miuiucyd aiiu v^uuuseiiurs.
ieneral Law Practice and Collections
Dr. Roy S. Proctor ]
Martinsourg, W. Va.
Calls answered promptly, day 01
night. Charges reasonable. Bell
phone No. 88. Winchester Phone
DR. S. iW. LANGFORD
MARTINSBURG, WEST VA
Call Owens' Drug Store.
Ottice in Jefferson Security Bank Building
Shepherdstown, W. Va.
Hagerstown, - Md.
"Interwoven" Hose j
-van neusen ' collars
flooring, Siding, Poors, Blinds,
Shenandoah Junction, W. Va.,
Stag Paint, Hardware and Plaster
State, Galvanized and Steel
!W. C. and B. D Suman
C. & P. Phone 21-F S
Undertakers and Embalmers.
Furniture o( all Kinds.
Night Calls Promptly Answered.
Automobile or Horse Drawn Hearse
as Preferred. At the Old Stand Lowest
Hay & Straw Wanted.
Baled orloose, delivered either at the
ailroad or at my place of business. Aisr.
?ood CORN, for which the highest cash 1
trice will be paid. Always have on hand 1
he best of Anthiacite and Cumberland 1
Run-of-Mine and Lump.
COAL at Lowest Cash Prices.
\Ipha Portland Cement always or
W. H. KNODE ,
Stylish New Millinery 1
Shepherdstown, W. Vn.
Everybody invited to come and'y
;ee the stylish new hats and milli-j
Specialist in chronic diseases,
I make study and treatment
of any kind of disease the family
Doctor is not curing. Tell
me your trouble and I'll tell 1
you what is your disease and t
what can be done for it. I'll |
send blank and specimen case.
(live me your name. ,
Ill roalci and nil *tyli?fi $16 up. 8oroc that w>ro
sod and rcloaaod hy the U. 8. Gov't. ItarRains.
Itatoyour needs and wo will deaoribe and quota,
'ho LINOWHITER, a printing office necessittI
tihbon* any color 75# dolivorod. Give name and
todol. Carlion papor 6x13 100 uhctU $105 doliv'd. I
'.mplre Type Foundry, M frs. Wood Tvpe,
I rial Type, Printers Supplies, Buffalo, N.Y?
FOR FLETCHER S j
C A S TO R I A 1
Esuimvitc ie>-. 1
D1EHL & BRO.,1
Charles Town's Old Hehabie ' I
Maible and f.tatiiie Viwfe I
Manufacturers ol Monuments, T?fc. I
ttones, Statues and all kinds 01 Marbu jaS I
Tranite work tn their line. M
promptly filled and samtacticm I
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Charles Town. W. Vs. I
DR. G. R. BEDDOW I
DENTAL SU1 I
Register 1. : ^
SHEPHERDSK )\C N, V VA. I
Hours 9 to 12 A. M 1 to j ? I
Evening by a^rr "tment. I
FOR SALE I
Nine-room house on Princess street,?
cellar, garden, electric lights, etc. KM
good, comfortable home. I
Lot on Main street 40x203, ur.itn.1
nousc and an acre of?
land, all necessary outbuildings, near?
Duffields. Fruit and plenty- of water. I
Small farm, about 45 acres, on the?
pike, one mile from a shipp.ag jnintH
Comfortable house of eight rooms,?
small barn. Twenty acres of this?
place in orchard, in full bearing, pep.?
ular varieties. H
One brick house, 7 rooms, cellar J
cistern, large garden, electric lights^?
and necessary outbuildings. ?
One frame house of 10 rooms sail
large lot. H
One buflding lot 90x95 feev :: l
sirable part of town. H
Wanted, a small place in or nearH
Shepherdstown, two to ten acre?. im-H
proved or unimproved. J. StnderH
J. STRIDER MOLER I
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANClH
H. C. Marten?
Shepherdstown, W. Va., I
?manufacturer of? H
TIN and sh eeti RON WAReB
and wholesale and retail dealer id H
Hardware, White Lead, Stoves!
Pumps, Putty, Glass, Oils, H
Paints, Leather, Rims, H
Hubs, Spokes. H
Hardware Department. I
Bar Iron, Nails, Horse Shoes. UrpH
Iron Wash Kettles, Brass, CojxrH
and Porcelain Kettles, Skillets,
Irons, T?ace, Butt, Cow and Halta^l
Chains, Farm Be Is Screen
and Windows, American FenceWirt,^!
Barbed Wire, Saws, Black Hawl^^l
Corn Shellers, Lawn Mowers, Fila,^B
All Sizes Bolts, Loaced She.s,
der and Shot. H|
Paint and Oil Department. H
Raw and Boiled Linseed Oil, Hamtt
Oil, Machine^ Oil,.Black Strap,
penune, in. i.ananas lar, u4>u:idc^k
Varnish, Japan Dryer, Knot
White Lead, Red Lead, Snaaisl^B
Brown, Calcined Piaster, PcrtlafM
Cement Lard Oil, Flattering Hiir^B
Coal Oil, Neat Foot Oil, Fsh Oi^B
Bath Brick Soap, Sulphur, Copperas^B
^atent Plasteridg prepared for rxeditl^B
International Stock Food and Ginsaft^B
Horse and Cattle Powders.
Frank Miller's Harness Dressing, V/hl^B
Black Lamb's Foot Harness Oil.
The Perfection Blue Flame WicklfttO^B
I lie Lour Leaf Clover Cr< n SeparaM^B
where the milk is not mixed cri^B
luted with water, leaving it puren^B
sweet for family use.
vValI Paper furnished on short
Reduced Prices on Haying !oc's?^M
Barn Doory ,Hangers and Track. ^^B
Jorce Pumps. Deep Well Pumps,
vanizea Bucket Pump and ?^^B
Purifier, I X L Chain Pumps.
\ I arge Stock of Coc
C TO\/ P!!l
iJ X W y liv m
to bum coal or uood. Also*^B
pairs furnished for allpalW^M
The Kcystoneand I X L Cider Mills,
per Kettles, Apple tvers. <Sc.
^icycles foi sale and re;- 'nrrsM^^^K
I'in and Galvanized Rooting
jng put on by experienced
in the best manner.
Vhite Enameled Iron Hedsteai?i^^M
Steel Spring Malt rf
Hammock Chairs and Swings.
H. C. Marte*
Jrices to contorm to the times?*
A healthy man is a k'"C 'n
lave. For impure blond a" ,
Rish liver, use Kurd ^
ers. On the market ,V>
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