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I ~~t$TA BUSHED 1849. I H. L. SNYDER, Publisher WHO'S WHO AMONG SHEPHERD COLLEGE STUDENTS. eeNlOR CLASS;?President, J. AI Iv- u;\kkins, Waraensviuc; vivc-prvs ^.r-'stin'cv Hawse, Lost River; secretar>. Kh'ise Miller, Gerrardstown; ;-i"?urcr. Isabel Martin, Shepherdsi *n; reporter, Leila McDonald, <herr:erdstown; cheer leader, B. Floyd l k i r.LShepherdstown; sergeant, / f c'ius Carter, Bakerton. parthlnian LITERARY SO^ President, Arlie Simmons, KcxroJe: vice-president, B. Floyd p irk ngcr. Shepherdsto.wn; treasurer, H - -! Cooper, Harman; critic, Gladys Hartrell. Shepherdstown; reporter, Robert Schneider, Shepherdstown; serceant Earl Henderson, Slanesville. > ciceronian LITERARY SOCIETY President. Cletus Lowe, Shepherdstown; vice-president, Cornelius Carter. Bakerton; secretary, Eugenia Athey. Shepherdstown; treasurer, .Maybelle Kinney, Grafton; critic, Elizabeth Hill. Shepherdstown; reporter, M Idred Rogers, Bunker Hill; sergeant, Stanlev Hawse. Lost River. " y \r c. a.?President, Elizabeth Hill. Shepherdstown; vice-president, Isabel Martin, Shepherdstown; secretary I.innic Schley, Shepherdstown. y. ,M C. A.?President, Robert Schneider, Shepherdstown; treasurer. Earl Henderson Slanesville. LTXTF'.MPO?President, J. Allen Hawkins. Vardensville; vice-president, Harold Walker, Lost City; secretary, ^ohneider. Shepherdstown; I|\Uk'vi? ? treasurer Stanley Hawse, Lost River; critic liarl Henderson, Slanesville; reporter. Gilbert Frve, Hanging Rock; sereeanf. 'ohn D. Muldoon. WEARERS of the "S"?In Fnv Ball: W iam Harris, Kearneysville; Cletus I owe. Shepherdstown; John R. Crowl. Shepherdstown; Rudolph Lowe. Shepherds town; Kenneth Knode, Shepherdstown; Harold Walker, Lost Citv. In Girls Basketball?Josephin* Clipp. Shepherdstown; Mary Grose, Shepherdstown; Leila McDonald, Shepherdstown. !n Boys B asketball?Henry B. Maddex. Shepherdstown; Edward Johnson, Shepherdstown; Kenneth Knode, /Shepherdstown; Cletus Lowe, Shepherdstown; William Walper, Shepherdsown; Holmes Reinhart, Shepherdstown; Lesljc Robinson, Shepherdstown. In Baseball?Holmes Reinhart, Sherhet<wn; Allison Rider, Shepherdstown; Kenneth Knode, Shepherdstown; Daniel Heflebower, Rippon; William Harris, Kearnevsvillef Cletus I owe. Shepherdstown; Stanley Hawse, lost River; William Walper, CkA?UA.J^?A,,.n . TAL? D Ijiiti i;vi i v\ ii , i wiiii r\? v>i wwi, oiicU" herdstown: Harold Walker, Lost City; Cornelius Carter, Bakerton. ATHI 'TIC ASSOCIATION?President. Octus Lowe, Shepherdstown; members hoard of directors, Maybelle Kinney. Grafton; Mary Grose, Shepherdstown* Favc Dick. Charles Town; Harold Walker, Lost City. Manager footbaM. I cslie Robinson, Shepherdstown; cartain football. Kenneth Knode, Shepherdstown; manager basketball, Stanlev Hawse, Lost River; captain basketball. Fdward Tohnson; captain bascba'l. Holmes Reinhart; manager baseball Clctus Lowe; manager girls basketba". !.:nnie Schiev; Shepherdtown; Castro girls basketball, Leila McDonald. Shepherdstown. Shepherd College Wins Opener. The rain stopped long enough on Saturday tr. allow the normal school team to op* a up its football season, *ith the Frederick cadets furnishing "tion. Coach Lcgge sent Harris in .it center, Graham and Power at guard. R. Lowe and Flickinger at tackle. Crowl and Reinhart at ends, and Walker, Knode, C. Lowe the backfield. Late in rp .ins got a try at one of the eu ir t iq itions. / eL- ' k'eked off. Then Walker used f Knode for three runs and i:r down On the next try ' " . the hall well toward the gnu' it began to look as if Knode vias b , .1... . . -' j (uo mucn, nut just then ^ 'V.er called on Grove for a line r'.u-v. Another punch by Grove and t u >: all hut over. On the next p! W lker slipped it over for six poi-Then the new rule put the ^B yard line for an unsuccessfttl tr at coal with both teams lined t? -mmage. Fred'.- e to receive the ball, u' to make first down. ^B Far I'vond quarter Shepherd Ca cec opponents hacked up H| against t1 poiil posts. When FredHfl t rv.nt out of danger, one r'f arts blocked the ball ^B red It for the second j"l:; Knnde failed at goal " ! half Frederick spruc^B ' allv made a first down r'* Mv fumble and some of I Si ' : : ' 'he hall on the on!-, f .. . ^ two-yard Wne with ttr f _ "f the fourth quarto Frederick lost the Va- - , ^ nlkcr made fifteen a t then followed with Var ^ it Frederick's forty then distinguished 'C several Frederick , c'n^ the hall behind ' r mother touchdown. -i m 1 '<? Final score: Frederick, O. doi-- s a whole played well, fearless tacklinR. 1 f r T , , ! t first downs to Ul" - ' Only one for* *a*c. ( - worked during the "r a short Rain on Sfyepl Shephe a toss from Walker. Friday at 3.30 the boys meet Charles Town, and, as Coach Legge is not anticipating a great deal of trouble, the fans may expect to see Musser, Martin, Osbourn and others of onn, in action. The remainder of the schedule will then be: October 21?R. M. A. at Shepherds, town. 1 October 28?Briarley Hall M. A at i Shepherdstown. November 4?Martinsburg High School at Martinsburg. November 11?Frederick High School at Frederick. November 18?Martinsburg High | School at Shepherdstown. i November 25?S. V. A. at Winches; ter. o j Lee Wah In Town. Lee Wah, our former famous Chinese laundryman, was in town on j Wednesday circulating among his old ! friends. Lee Wah has been living in | Washington for the past couple of years, where he says he keeps the books in his uncle's store and makes people pay their debts. He heard that fish were biting here and he came uc to investigate. Lee Wah waxed philosophic while he was in the Register office. He said his uncle had gone to 'China to attend to various matters, | one item of business being to select a suitable wife for his son. The Chinaman doesn't have the privilege of [selecting his own wife?in fact, he is J not allowed the privilege of seeing ! her until the wedding day. When he | is ready to be married his parents I look around for a good woman for him, and Lee Wah says that they are [ much better qualified to iudge as to j I who will be a suitable wife than the young man is. If the marriage turns | out well and the husband prospers he i ! has the privilege of taking to himself | another wife, and if he gets rich he ; may have three or four wives. Lee Wah thinks that this is a very admirable arrangement?much better than our custom?and he strongly depreciated the action of the Hagerstown court that sentenced a man to ten years in the penitentiary simply because he had two wives. Lee Wah says that in Washington there are three or four times as many women as men. Many young women who are unmarried spend much of their time on the streets and frequently get into trouble. Whereas if a man were privileged to have two or three wives they would be taken care of and having domestic duties to look after would not have so much time to hunt up mischief. He thinks that prosperous men who are willing and able to support several wives ought to havq that privilege, especially in view of the fact that practically all women U'anf fn nof morrlnH Uo knlioimc + K11 + being a second or third wife is much better than being an old maid, and thinks that unmarried women ought to have the privilege of deciding whether they should remain single or become No. 2 or 3 or 4. As long as there are so many more women than men, Lee Wah firmly believes that plural marriages should be allowed. When asked if he thought that two or three wives could get along in one house, he said probably not in America; but in China women are not allowed to show jealousy? indeed it has been practically eliminated from the disposition of Chinese women after a few score centuries of restraint. Lee Wah says it was nice to be a king in China?a king could have a hundred wives if he wanted them, being amply able from the royal resources to support that number handsomely. Now they have a republic and a president and the happy days are ended. o Fine Play Next Monday Night. One of the most enjoyable theatrical performances ever given in Shepherdstown is booked for next Monday night, October 16th, at 8 o'clock, in the old town hall, when the Devereux Players will present "Arms and the Man." This delightful play by Bernard Shaw is of really high class and has pleased critical audiences in all the large cities of the country. It will be a rare treat for a community of the size .of Shepherdstown, and it is only by a fortunate combination of aircumstances and the good management of mir active and enfernrisine Woman's Club that our people are able to enjoy , it. The play is the spoken version of i "The Chocolate Soldier," one of the most popular operas of recent years, 1 and is full of life and humor and thrilling situations. We are sure that everybody will enjoy it. The comedy- ( drama will be presented by the Devereujf Players, a splendid company of experienced actors headed by Clifford Devereux and Zinita Graf. They [ have been highly praised in every city | in which they have appeared, and it is not often that small towns havc opportunity to see such a company. The play will be given in the old town hall, and the scenery will be provided by the j players. The price of admission has been fixed at a dollar?-less than half what one would have to pay to see it j in the city. There will be no extra , charge for reserved scats, which may be reserved at Gibson's drug store be- j ginning on Friday. The people of the whole county, as well as our neighbors in Maryland and in Berkeley county, are invited to come and enjoy this play with us. Don't fail to sec "Arms and the Man" in Shcpherdstown next Monday i night. l)Cl'&St MONTANI SEMPER L rdstown, Jefferson County, Wes Tnr ncimi Mb I II UtA UKP. William Clinton Byers. a native of Shepherdstow n and a son of the late Jl Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bvcrs. died last ( Sunday at his home in Grafton. W. Va., ' r from heart trouble, aged 72 years. He t was born and reared in Shepherdstown, jl but left here nearly fifty years afio and v made his home in Grafton, where he | \ had since resided. He was freight ? agent for the Baltimore & Ohio Rail- jl1 road for a time, and later engaged in [t the dry goods business being sr part-If ner of T. E. Davis. He was at onos time business manager of the BfcihaJ Republican newspaper. For several years past he had bet connected with s the Willard Hotel ir "rafton. He is 8 survived by his wif - son and three ,r daughters; also th .isters, Misses . Bettie and Rose B s and Mrs. Ella . Phelps, of Baltimo Mr. Byers was 1 a man of many < ceilent qualities, genial and kind-ht rtcd. and his old I friends here will be sorry to learn of t his passing. I The death of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Springer was announced in a letter i from her br ther. Sir-on Crammond. at Barberton, Ohio, t > Miss Louise 1 Rricpnn 'I? , - >.? unvs . i. mrs. spring- > a er was head nurse at the Charles | | Town Hospital for almost a year, her i \ period of service ending in June of 1 1921, when she left to visit her native |i country, Scotland. No details of her illness or death were given in the let- j < ter.?Advocate. j * Mrs. Laura B. Moler, wife of Virgil a C. Moler, formerly of Charles Town, died last Saturday morning in the . Pittsburgh Tuberculosis Hospital, af-, 1 ter a long illness. She is survived t>>V her husband and three sons 4j' Mrs. Arnie M. Orndorff. wif: of Roland Orndorff, died last Mondav at ' her home in Ranson, this county, aged t 67 years. She is survived by her hus- ^ band and three step-daughters. Now Who's To Blame? !|| 1 The Register's comments on the dej t plorable conditions at the railway station at Shenandoah Junction elicited a statement last week from Mr. Mur? 1 ray, assistant to President Willard, of ' the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to the effect that the station is owned and | operated by the Norfolk & Western Railway, the intimation being that the latter road is solely responsible. In ' this connection the following letter is of real interest: < MnrfnII. B. Wl * " " ~ " win ? wcaicrn rcanway t^O., || Roanoke, Va., October 9, 1922. | The Shepherdstown Register, Shepherdtown, W. Va. Gentlemen :My attention has been called to an , article which appeared in your paper ( October 5th, entitled "Barking Up the , Wrong Tree." j In answer to the statements made | therein, I wish to say that the Norfolk . & Western heretofore has provided ad- , equate and expensive statiorf facilities , for many of the communities on its / Shenandoah Division and stands ready c at any time to join the B. & O. in pro- s viding better station facilities at Shen- r andoah Junction. t Yours very truly, t N. D. MAHER, a President. v This is a challenge from one/rail- I read to another that ought to bring 1 results. If the B. & O. ignores it, the 11 public will know definitely where to ' place the blame. Let us hope, how- f ever, that the B. & O. will now join P with the -N. & W. and unite in the v erection of a station at Shenandoah n Junction which will be a credit to both h roads and a comfort to the traveling c public. The ideal sife is waiting?the N. & W. bought it years ago with the o expectation of erecting a union station t where it is so badly needed. f We are not surprised at receiving E Mr. Maher's letter. Under his pro- 0 gressive and generous management the *] N. & W. has won the good will of the 'i communities all along the line 'or the n handsome and satisfactory stations s that have been provided. Everybody h knows that he would not balk at car- P rying out the same liberal policy at b f 1! oiiciiaiiuuan j iiiiuiiun. ^ D. A. R. Delegates. Pack Horsg. Ford Chapter of the Dapghters of the American Revolution is well represented at the State convention in Clarksburr this week. The n delegates from our local chapter are: ?? Mrs. A. D. Kenamond. Regent; Miss s Rachel Snyder, State Historian; Mrs. ^ P. F. Harrison: Miss Zan Gibson, of p Chares Town; Mrs. Paul Morrow and j Mrs. Thns. C. Miller, of Fairmont: and ( Mrs. Edward Drawbaugh, of Cumher- a land. Miss Frances Packett will be p the sole representative from Bee Line 0 Chapter of Charles Town. During the 7 convention an historic pageant will he t1 given, in which Miss Snyder will ap- j, pear as Dolly Madiosn and Miss s Packett aR Lucy Payne Washington, j, wife of Samuel Washington. Addi- a tional interest is given tn these charac- f ters because both were residents of ^ historic Harewood, the home of Sam- j w uel Washington in Jefferson county. I a Miss Packett is the great-grent-grand- i j, daughter of Lucy Payne Washington, n whose character she takes. f. Sunday School Convention. The annual convention of the feffcrson County Sunday School Associa- a fion will meet in Shepherdstown a Thursday and Friday, October 26th and f( 27th. The State workers who will be e here are Rev. W. R. Hill and Miss M Shrocder. President W. H. S. White and the executive committee are arranging the programme, which will bo published next week. s own 1BERI. A Virginia, Thursday, October PERSONAL NOTES. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Entler and diss Katherine Entler, of Los Angeles, California, have been visiting their elativcs and friends in Shepherdstown hr nncf mmIp w- 1 "! ? r ? -n?. mi. ana mix nnncr ivcd here in their youthful days, but vent West some forty-odd years ago. vhere they have since resided and vhcre they have prospered. They lave found many changes in the old 1 own, but there are still some of their riends of bygone days to greet them Mrs. Chas. B. McDonald has gone ' o Schell, V. Va., for a visit to her ] on, Mr. Homer McDonald, and will ilso visit in Cumberland before she eturns. Mrs. Frank W. Myers and ier tw0 daughters are here from New fork to spend some time at Mrs. dyers' old home. Mr. Lewis J. McDonald has been in 'arkersburg, St'. Va., this week, atending the sessions of the Grand .edge of the Independent Order of )dd Fellows. He represents Calelonia Lodge of Shcphcrdstown. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mcrchcnt, of foanoke, Va., spent the past week imong their friends and relatives in cfTerson and Berkeley counties. Mrs. V. H. Mcrchcnt, of Roanoke, formcry of this place, has also been visitng in this section. Mrs. w.-uicr k Mill, 01 Komney, this ?tatc, is spending a couple of weeks ki?h her s:s*crs, Mrs. W. T. McQuilkin ind Mrs. L. J. McDonald, near town. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Garner, of Washngton, spent the week-end in Shcpicrdstown with Mrs. Garner's parents, dr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Sanbowcr. Miss Sarah Folk has been appointed i teacher in the public school at "npon Bridge, W. Va.; of which Mr. Xllbur Cunningham is principal. Mrs. Z T. Fleming, of Leetown, has ;ecn at the point of death in the King's daughters' Hospital in Martinsburg his week. Mr. Chas. M. l.evett, of Ferry Hill -arm, is in New York on business this *eek. Former Resident in Serious Trouble. Mrs. Bessie L. Demory, a former csident of the vicinity of Shepherdsown, is in serious trouble in Hagers:own. The young woman, who is a laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brecden of this neighborhood, was married a few weeks ago to Elwood Demory, a son of George Demory. According to reports from Hagerstown, u? r\?~.~.-.. - ? '!> . Liwuiuix wu? m l CMUU IUSI ^flllirday on the charge of passing forged checks hearing the signatures of local merchants, fifteen of the checks, ranging from $10 to $100, being found in icr possession after shc had tried to >ass them. It is stated that she first vent to the store of Roy A. Phillipy, vhere she presented a check for $10. Mr. Phillipy cashed the check, but be:ame suspicious before she left the itore, and began questioning the wonan. She broke down under the quesioning and returning the money left he store. She is next said to have ippeared at the Hagerstown Bank vith a check bearing the signature of .eiter Bros. The check was for $100. 'he officials refused to honor it and lotified the police. A short time aferwards Mrs. Demory was arrested by 'atrolman Levine. When searched at lolice headquarters the other checks yere found in her handbag. She aade the statement there that a Sheplerdstown woman had given her the hecks to cash. At a hearing before Justice Bitner n Monday it was brought out and tesificd to that the woman had visited toy A. Phillipy's store, Humrickhouse Iros., Stouffcr and Musey and several thers. She denied being in all of hem, with the exception of Mr. Philipy's, to whom she had returned the loney she obtained on a check at his tore. She further denied that shq n J !.. I I ? D ?- J nu viautu iiiv nu^ciaiuwn duiik, uc3ite the fact that she was identified y the clerks. In default of 51,000 ond Mrs. Demory was committed to ail to await the November court. ? o New Edition Printed. There has been such a strong de- J land for the beautiful little booklet, Historic Shepherdstown and Jeffcron Count that the Register office las printed another edition. This amphlet was printed for distribution uring the convention of the Woman's j ^lubs in Shepherdstown several weeks ; go, each delegate and member being rese :.ed v/ith a copy, and a number f extra copies being placed on sale, he booklet was so interesting and at- 1 racti c the supply was almost mmediately exhausted. Many perons expressed disappointment at not eing able to secure additional copies,; nd such a large number of requests j or them have been received, that wc i ave printed another edition, which nil be on sale in a few days. This is n especially attractive booklet, with nteresting descriptions of places of ote in our rnuntv and illustrations of larevHarper's Ferry. Jefferson's, lock and other famous points. It is fell worth the modest price of 25 cents i or which it sells, ft can he obtained \ t the Register office, Shepherdstown, j nd will he sent to any address upon I eceipt of a quarter. Put in your order arly, for we believe the new edition 'ill soon be sold. o The Woman's Club will h?/J a cake ale in the club room Saturday. Kcgi 12th, 1922. LITTLE LOCALS. The Register has a fine lot of Harnmcrmill paper on hand and some nice i new type. Let us print you up some } letter-heads, bill-heads and envelopes. ; Prices are moderate?a great deal less than you will have to pay in the larger towns. The public school at Capon Bridge. W. Va., was closed last week on account of an outbreak of diphtheria. I Mr. Wilbur Cunningham is the princi- ; pal, and he has been in this vicinity staying with friends until the school ' reopens. Miss Mildred Bowers and j Miss Elizabeth Trump, of Kearneysvillc, wh0 arc teachers in this school, ] have also been home during the re- . grettable vacation. Soinc of the farmers of this neighborhood arc considerably peeved at the way rabbits are already being slaughtered by gunners, and will forbid any hunting on their places. Rabbits are not yet fit for food, and it is a shame to kill them so wantonly. If any of our farmers want to have their lands posted they may have their names added to a notice in the Register for fifty cents, good until the end of the season There will be no regular meeting of the Woman's Club this week. The members of the club arc invited to meet Friday with the Charles Town Woman's Club in Charles Town. The Travel Club of Martinsburg and the Woman's Club of Harper's Ferry are being entertained by the Charles Town Club at the same time. Members of the local club wishing to go will meet at the club room Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Boxed apples from the Northwest are being stored at Winchester in large quantities under the storage-intransit ruling of the Interstate Commerce Commission, it was announced by the Winchester Cold-Storage Com iimp inr cnr-ioaas nave been received, and 100 additional car- 1 loaJs arc expcc:cd. Several car-loads I of far western pears have also been received for storage. About I2.S000 barrels of locally grown apples arc 1 going into storage. ' Water having been turned into the , Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, some flf- , teen or sixteen boats are now operating , between Williamsport and George town, hauling sand and other building material from thc latter place to Wil- | I liamsport for the big electrical plant to be built there. One of the loaded , boats was sunk in the one-mile level above Shcpherdstown the first of the week, open seams having let in more water than she could carrv. The water was pumped out Tuesday and the journey resumed. A pleasant trip to Europe is planned for the winter by Miss Eljie Murphy, Miss Sara Coe and Miss Mary Porterfleld. They expect to leave here the first week of November, and will be joined in New York by Miss Helen Martin, soiling from there November 7th on the "Carvonia." After spending two weeks in Paris they will go on , to the Riviera, where thev will rent a #. - - 1 vma ior h toupic or montns, and then travel through Italy and Sicily. Towards spring they expect to journey northward by slow stages to England, returning home in the early summer. ?Charles Town Spirit. The Ku KIux Klan seems to be doing some Rood work in Hagerstown. Monday night a prominent business man of that city and another man's wife were found together in an automobile in a lonelv olace in the suburbs by four hooded white-robed figures. The couple were terrified, but the man broke awav and ran off through a cornfield. The woman fainted when she was caught. The four hooded men revived her. and after warning her to be true to her husband hereafter sent her home. Just a week previous four hooded figures found a couple from Hagerstown in a car parked in a secluded place and gave them warning never to go with each other again. There were two striking scenes in the skies last week. Sunday night about 8 o'clock a meteor started in the southeastern heavens and slowly, deliberately ''hot acros<? the zenith in *a northwester!-, direction. There were two bright spots visible, one at the head and the other ahout half u/av ?o I the end nf the long streamer of fire that accompanied. The meteor was visible for six or eight seconds. The ' other phenomenon was the sunset ! Tncsdav evening. The clouds that had ' hung heavily all day broke away be- 1 fore sundown, and for a half hour the ' western skv was wonderfully beauti- ' ful in the clearest green and blue and ' vellow and crimson. It was a sight I long to be remembered. The Jefferson County Telephone I Company has added to each of its ex- < changes at Charles Town. Sheoherds- t town and Haroer's Ferry stationary i converters, purchased from the I.eich t F.lecfric Company, of Genoa. Illinois These devices, which are the latest im- i provement in the way of telephone i rineing at the exchanges'; are equipped I with twelve.storage cells. These are < charged direct from the town current, i which is stepped down to the desired i voltage. Heretofore the ringing de- ! v'ces were operated by the ordinary i drv cell, of which It took ft consider- < able number to furnish the current. This was an expensive proposition, inasmuch as they had to be renewed s often. The new converter is said to t furnish an even current at all times I an' will alwavs be in service, even i during electrical storms. 1 ???ster. $1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. NEW VOL. 58--No. 41. THE STATE ROAH Ql . STION. Comment continue,. u abated upon the action of the State ,ioad Commission in apparently deciding upon the "pine h;l!s" route for the State mad between Martinsburg and Charles Town. The action of the commission in insisting upon the route which will accommodate the least number of persons, which will cost the most money and which is so unsatisfactory in other respects has caused severe crfticism, and what seems to be the commission's favoritism to those who have personal advantages to be served is generally condemned. An influential politician who ow ns orchards along the pine hills route is said to be supreme in the matter?indeed, he is said to have boasted af the fact that the m.uter who and that no representations made to ihe commission will imperil his interests. The commission is putting itsslf in in unenviable position by its action, ro advance the financial interests of a Few persons of influence it ignores hut feature of the law which declares hat in locating and establishing State oads it SHALL give due consideration :o important cities and towns, comiicrcial centers and agricultural seeions, It takes little or no account of he roads and routes designated and ipproved as Class A roads. Why does t assume such an attitude? It chooses a route through Berkeley :ounty that the county court would icvcr for a moment designate as a ~lass A road. It establishes a line ;hrouRh Jefferson county that our :ourt would never consider?which iniecd is openly and publicly opposed by it. Wlty docs the commission sitting in Charleston assume to know more about our needs than our own county courts and spend huge sums for roads that will benefit only a few individuals? Why not give our share of the roads where they are wanted and where thev will be of the greatest service to the greatest number of people? The argument that the commission has chosen the shortest route between Martinsburg and Charles Town is childishly foolish when the small traffic between these two places is considered. The two towns have but trifling business relations with each Jther. How many persons in Charles Town had to go directly to Martinsburg or vicinity yesterday on business? How many Martinsburg folks a*ill hfiv^ to on /> T"?^ A" ?.- ? n" iu vjiim iws iuwii tomorrow on business? The number is insignificant and yet the commission would spend an enormous sum nf money for the ostensible purpose of accommodating this limited amount of travel. It is not fair that the interests and the rights of so large a proportion of the people generally should be sacrificed for such limited traffic and for personal advantage. In another column will be found a letter from Mr. Littlejohn, of Shenandoah Junction, who s?ys that the people of that place arc thoroughly satisfied with the proposed route, which passes three-quarters of a mile south of the Junction. The Register has contended that the road ought to ?o through Shenandoah Junction, the :ounty's most important railroad center. Of course, if the people of that place are satisfied to have the road pass them by at a distance of nearly i mile we should have but little to !8V. except that those from other cee. ions of the county who have business it the Junction may not agree with Mr. Littlciohn?they would probably prefer a road right to the village and its -ailroad facilities. The Junction people may be right in their attitude of iccepting a half loaf?to getting the 'oad as close as they can and be glad. OCe do not feel that way about It?we hink that the intension of the law tught to he insisted upon and that the oad should go where it will serve im>ortant towns and take account of farilitics of transportation and commercial centers. We appreciate the fear >f the Junction people that the road nay be diverted bv the Leetown route md that they will be left entirely in he lurch?as Shepherdstown and the lorthern section of the county will be f the present intentions of the comnission are carried out. Nevertheess, our opposition to this nine hills oute and what lies behind it is a natter of principle, and there can be to compromise of principle. The sensible thing to do in the conuruction of this road is to build it straight from Martinsburg to Sheplerdstown bv the old-established route which has been used going on two mndred years, and then from Sheplerdstown to Charles Town through Shenandoah Junction. The four imsorfsnt towns of the count" ?'Ould hu? he linked together and with Marinshurg and with the outside world, f this should not suit the very limitid number of persons who want to ravel between the two countv seats without touching any other point, let ihem try airplanes! The confpletion of the splendid svscm of Marvland State roads to the brery door of Shepherdstown?now to he an accomplished fact w'tMn s few weeks?and the purchase of the bridge icross the Potomac river here, surely nuts an obligation of honor upon West Virginia to link up with our Maryland neighbors. To build jls this paragraph suggests would do it. 0 The infant department of the Lutherin Sunday school will have a sale of >ies and home-made candy Saturday of this week at Ashton E. Bos well's store. Help the youngsters with your patronage.