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ESTABLISHED 1849. H. L. SNYDER, Publisher AT THE PRIEST'S FIELD. a \cry interesting service was held la> Hiur-Jay. Ali Soul's Day, at the -pr Field," near MRidieway, Jeftcr, ? unty, when Ri^ht Reverend Der. - J O'Connell. Biwrop of the Cat! . Diocese of RiQhhiond, Vir^ .-deb rated three masses for the s< uls eonnec.ed with a event in our local history. The tale of "NX'izard Clip" has often been tolJ, but it is such a well-authenkateJ ghost story that it is always interesting. There are records as well a> traditions and oral facts that have teen handed down describing this remarkable occurrence, and Rev. Alfred E Smith, editor-in-chief of the Baltimore I itholic Review and secretary to the late Cardinal Gibbons, says that it is "the truest ghost story ever told." I In the year i a man u> me name of Adam Livingstone came from the vi- i cin'ty if Lancaster, Pa., and settled on 1 a tract ot seventy acres of land that he had purchased near the village in Jef- | vi- n county now known as Middlewj> All went well for four years, s.tunc in 1794 a stranger appcarij'.a ; e night at Livingstone's home and asked for accommodations. He [ v.u r.if n in, as he appeared to be ill, aiic - cared tor by the Livingstones. As several weeks passed he grew v rse. and realizing that his end was appr aching iie told his host that he lie and begged that a priest h. sent for. Livingstone, who vas a Pr testant, had neither the time nor inclination to send away for a priest. and he told *he unknown guest t a of none in the neighborhood, and if he did Avould not care to hare oik come to his home. The stranger died unshriven. Immediately things began to happen at Livingstone's home. Indeed, bet re tiie stranger was buried there were strange occurrences. The corpse was "laid out," and one of the neighbors, Jacob loster, agreed to sit up, .o> the custom was, through the night When night came, Livingstone and Foster lit candles in the room where the body lay. The candles flickered and went out. Others were lighted and they too were mysteriously extinguished. Some half candles were brought, but the result was the same. Foster excused himself and went home early. Livingstone had a bad night of it. He was not superstitious, but he just couldn't stay in the room with the dead man. As he lay sleepless in another room he heard the sound of a horse galloping around and around the house. He jumped up and investigated, but could see nothing, though the moon was shining almost as bright as day. Livingstone was glad when daylight came. The same day the stranger was buried, but he was interred in unCnnsporfll.'H nrnunH 1A week afterward Livingstone's tarn was burned from some unknown ;ause. A number of his cattle sickened and died, the fowls on the place dropped dead. In the house there were strange manifestations by day and night The chinaware would fall from the shelves and smash to pieces on the floor. The furniture would bang about the rooms in which there was no living person. The strangest manifestation of all was the sound of invisible scissors and the clipping of cloth. Blankets and sheets and clothing were clipped by the invisible shears, and though the sound could be heard, nothing was to be seen until the holes appeared in the garment or the sheet or whatever wa> attacked. This attracted attention front far and near. Many Shepherd-town persons visited the place, oi l though some of them went there skeptical, most of them came away believing. One good woman htd t valuable shawl ruined by the in- ! -ors. and a well-known man a al low -tit il coat had tir Ci in . i i ped ' to shreds?he was I tre .ted specially bad, perhaps, be: J ridiculed the idea that could happen. Visitors 1' n> s'er, Martinsburg, Charles Iter places had similar ex'sually th(; cuts in the re in half-moon shape. e and hie farnilv natural. ,r. : -r .'.tl\ worried by these weird > I I The manifestations ocV, currej ; "egular intervals by day ^He nii?ht. An old writer states ;tt' ,h3t 1 rig-tone "lost much rest/^ > . i had a dream, in which |j\ '*:n ' .fliculty he envisioned 'tlm r ' : up a steep mountain. I Ai- t p \*ith great difficulty, | . ot "e - r. m in clerical robes and c*1 ^B ? "This is the man who can The next day Livingstone tto ^B r/':- aehester and interviewed r Balmaine, the EpiscoH rector gave hin\ but mcnt, and Livingstone . t satisfied that he war Me returned home, ' * - .'c occurrences continued. ^HE of being harassed in so B| id humbled Living* n -omc one sugges cd ^EE case, before a Catholic - i i" ao so. He con p" "ichard McSherry. a .. . . who lived near I.eef rmcd him that Rev. I : . i Catholic priest, was tn ,,, ^hepherdstown the '?l< In company with Mr. Mr. Minghini, also of ngstone came to , : nnday inornine and . - -tvicc in the little Cnth- I % I I is then standing on no-.vn a? "Chapel Lot" f "f town. When Fath- i . r"d and began the ser- i ^^ 'T " was greatly agitated. <-'t\ man I saw in my ( I 01)cpl Shephc dream," he gasped; "his is the voice that said he would relieve tne." After the service Livingstone told the priest his story and related the dream. At his insistent urging Father Cuhill went t0 his home with him, and there he learned sufficient to verify the strange tales that had been told. He sprinkled the house with holy wa er, and though the manifestations were modified, the clippings continued A few days later Father Cahill said mass for the repose of tiic soul of the stranger, and the uncanny annoyances ceased forever. Livingstone soon afterward went back to Pennsylvania to live, but before he died he deeded 34 acres of his farm to trustees to hold for the benefit of the Catholic Church for all time. It is said that tie and his family became devout Catholics. j This strange story has found its wav into most histories that treat of our local affairs. Fifty or sixty years ago there were persons living who had got- i ten the story from those who had ac- , tually witnessed the manifestations. 1 Rev. Demetrius Galitzin, the prince- j priest who became famous as a mis- ) sionary and explorer, was interested in the affair, and came here to investigate it. He spent three months in Middleway and vicinity, investigating the story and securing proofs. Though he did not believe it at first, in his memoirs written in 1797 he declares that, af,er having examined and crossexamined witnesses in a way that no court could surpass and after having investigated every word of his witnesses' testimony, he was forced to the conclusion that such things had happened. In the same year letters written by Mrs. Anastasia McSherry gave similar testimony. The village where these events occurred was originally called Smithfield, after William Smith, who in 1729 had been granted a considerable tract of land by Governor Gooch of Virginia. After the spook had made it famous it was called Wizard Clip, j and to this day it is better known as Clip than it is by its later-day official name, Middleway. The house in which the supernatural visitor did his weird work disappeared many years ago, though its site is still pointed out. The grave of the stranger who caused so much trouble is unknown. ^Fhe deed conveying the 34 acres known as Priest's Field to trustees for the Catholic Church was executed by Livingstone February 21, 1802. The trustees died in the course of time, and the land was taken charge of finally by the Minghini family. It was never a source of much revenue, but thev held on to it. thoueh it was admitted they had no clear title to the land and were unable to sell it. A year or two ago some of the Catholics of this section began an investigation of the question of ownership, William Butler, of this place, being active in the matter. With the sanction of the church authorities, Mr. Butler enlisted the services of Col. Forrest W. Brown as counsel and suit was brought t0 secure unquestioned ownership by the church. Dr. W. E. Minghini, of Martinsburg, defended the suit, but after litigation in the Circuit Court Judge J. M. Woods decided in favor of the church. He declared that a Jrust could not be vitiated simply because trustees had died. He appointed as new trustees Bishop O'Connell, Rev. J. A. Curran, of Harper's Ferry, and William Butler, of Shepherdstown, and the church is now in undisputed possession of the property. Last Thursday, more than 120 years after the property had been bequeathed by Adam Livingstone, the head of the church for this diocese held service on the recovered "Priest's Field." Bishop O'Connell had made the plans for the celebration some time ago, and they were faithfully carried out by Father Curran, Mr. Butler and other interested Catholics. A large tent had been erected, but it was not large enough to hold the considerable crowd that had gathered there from Shep herdstown, Martinsburg, Harper's Ferry, Charles Town, Winchester, Brunswick, Washington and other places. The church dignitaries present were Bishop O'Connell, of Richmond; Rev. J. A. Curran, of Harper's Ferry; Rev. Albert E. Smith, editor of the Baltimore Catholic Review; Rev. Edward P. McAdams, Westernport, Md.; Rev. Thomas A. Rankin, of Winchester; and Rev. Emmett P. Gallagher. Before saying mass a very interesting address was delivered by Bishop O'Connell. Vie told of the stranger and the events that followed his death, and said that the story of "Wizard Clip" is the best authenticated manifestation of spiritual life in the history of America. It is witnessed by the church records and by court proceed ings. The prophecy made by Livingstone that great things would ont daybe wrought on the ground bequeathed to the church is now being fulfilled In his address the Bishop said that hearty thanks were due to Mr. Rutler for his untiring and successful efforts to have the property restored to I the church, and he wished particular- j ly to express appreciation of the legal services and interest of Colonel | Brown, who had won the case and refused to accept a dollar in remuneration. The Bishop also commended Br .Minghini for so gracefully submitting to the decision of the court and abandoning further litigation. Three masses were saij by the Bishop?one for the souls ct Adam Livingstone and his familv; on,- for those who had interested themselves in the restoration of the propertv 0 the church; and one for the soldiers | 9 m l)CCf>Gt MONTANI SEM&R I irdstown, Jefferson CountffWc who lost their lives in the grvatwar The service was very imprefcxx one. Besides the Catholics u r?r interested in the cclehr itton.'^kfi1 were many Protestants present, Jj* After the service was ended M|jf petizing lunch was served by lad? of the Charles Town church and a peasant social hour was enioyed bjFth< several hundred persons who there. 1 Among the visitors at the celebttitn Thursday was Mrs. Helen S. $pv man, of Martinsburg, vho is 85/fic;ifs old. She is a direct dc cendant of tfec Richard McSherry wh accomMgiidd Livingstone to Shepht stown ulwgti h<? made his fortunate to this ftacfc and found Father < II, the inffi Qf his dreams, who rit a of his troubles. "Priest's Field" s a half mile or so west of the m. ?n turnpike leading into Middlcw u. It is a sjcrilo piece of ground, though pleasantly located. The uplan is hardly sniscoptihle of cultivation, as the soil is shallow and the shattered limestone , rock is very i ose i e surface. The foundation of : n anc t house ntw be seen, hut no vestige of the biiijding itself is left. The leafless trun& of some old pear trees are still startling, habitations of woodpeckers and |iwls The Opequon creek flows through the lower part of the property, where mere i is a bit of pleasant meadow overthad- l owea Dy tall sycamores. A spring of water that emerges from the hillside is at present dry, though usually it is a clear running stream. The place Is a favorite resort for picnics and' otjtings of the people of the neighborhood, ! and Bishop O'Conncll publicly stated that the church desired that all veildisposed persons should continue to enjoy it in the future as in the past. It is thought that Bishop O'Connell has definite plans concerning the im- ' provemcnt and the use of the Print's | Field. It has been strongly hinted ; that a chapel to Souls in Purgatory will be erected there, and it is also suggested that the place be developed into a camping ground for students of Catholic institutions in Washington, Baltimore and other places. It will be recalled that for many years students from Marist College in Washington and other Catholic institutions have i been coming to Jefferson county for their summer vacations?at Shannondale on the Shenandoah and Rattling Springs on the Potomac?and It if proposed that the Priest's Field *ie properly improved and made a permanent out-door camn and traininc school. Some enthusiastic Catholics see with the eye of faith that a notable center as the result of the visit of the unknown but not forgotten stranger who sought shelter in Adam Livingstone's home 132 years ago. Lecture Friday Night. Mme. Jaime C. de Veyra, wife of the Philippine Resident Commissioner at Washington, comes to Shepherdstown Friday evening, November 10th, to deliver an illustrated lecture with lantern slides on "American and Filipinio Achievements in the Philippines" hefor the Woman's Cl|ib of this place. Mme. de Veyra is not only the foremost Filipino woman, but is winning the reputation of being one of the most brilliant women that the entire Orient has produced. The lecture will be given at 7.30 o'clock in the Shepherd College auditorium. No admission will be charged?tickets may be obtained free from any member of the Woman's Club. Mme. de Veyra has delivered her lecture before many of the most distinguished women's organizations in the United States, and newspaper comment has been unstinted in singing her praises. The most recent triumph of Mme. de Veyra was in connection with the important part she took in the proceedings of the Pan-American conference of women at Baltimore under the auspices of the National League of Women Voters. She received what amounted to a real ovation from the audience of 2,000 women at the close of her address on the Filipino women. Born in the Philippines, Mme. de Veyra first attracted attention by her work for the poor, the s'ck and the needy. Her entire life has been a campaign to advance the health, morals and the living conditions of the children and the women of her native land. Perhaps no woman in the is- | lands has done so much to raise the j ~ ~1 Ci'lininn u nmanhonH 3<2 h .1<; >n i iiih>?" Mme. de Veyra. The people of this section generally nre cordially invited to hear her. Forty Year* Ago This Week. From the files of the Register we take the folowing notes of happenings in Shepherdstown forty years ago: The firemen held a big parade, the first of its kind ever held in Shcp I herdstown. Criswcll's Band finish cd the mtisic, and Mayor B. F Harrison was the orator of the day. It is reported that many boit? on j the C. & O. canal arc being destroyed bv dry rot, caused by idleness during the miners' strike. fH'ntory has repeated itself this year.) A spook has been prowling around frtr onmi> nicrMo rnsf in this vicinity. and has made attacks uron several r?f our citizens. Its principal haunt seems to he along the Scribble road about three miles from town. Wheat was 94 cents and corn 45 cents a bushel. Shepherd Collccc has .40 ntip'lq enrolled this month 18 bojs and 18 girls. own LIBERI. :st Virginia, Thursday, Novenit ( KO.sSINt; THE DARK KIN KR. David Franklin Hill, a greatly csteemed resident of Shepherds.o* n, died .it his home in this rtlaee li.; brida> night about U o'clock, aged 71 years, .1 months and 11 days. Mr. Hill had been an invalid for a year or more, the result ot several strokes ot paralysis, and death must have been a welcome release to his weary body After he was first stricken he seemed to Ret better, and was able to Ret about at intervals, but other attacks 1 followed, and he finally became bedfast. Although his mind was clear, he w as unable to speak or w rite, and his attempts to make his wishes known were sad in the extreme. He wa^ tenderly ministered to by his family and triends, but for several weeks it was seen that the end was near, and he passed away Friday night. Mr Hill was a son of David and Elizabeth Hill and was born and reared at the family home west of Shephcrdstow n. All of his long life was spent in this neighborhood. For many years lie managed his farm west of Billmycr's Mill, but some years ago tic moved to town, where he had since resided. Mr. Hill leaves many friends to mourn his death He ? ?? m.m nf !.- -?? emplary character, kindheartcd and 1 gentle of manner, considerate and iust in all his dealings with his fcllow-tncn. He had been a member of the Lutheran Church for more than titty years, and his life was in accordance with his Chi mi.hi principles. He was also a director in the Jefferson Security Bank He is survived by his second wife, who was formerly Miss Maud Mc- I Donald, of this place, and a little son. I A sister. Miss Sallic Hill, of Middletown. Md., is now the last survivor j of her generation of the family. The funeral service was held at his late home Sunday afternoon, and was conducted by Rev. I. 1). Worman and Rev. W. M. Compton. It was attended by a large congregation of relatives and friends. The body was laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery. The active pallbearers were Lewis J. McDonald. John Lowe, Geo. C. Link, H. P. SchleyN Harrison Schley and J. M. Rush. The honorary pallbearers were directors of the Jefferson Security Bank: Geo. M. Beltzhoover, W. P. Licklider, S. J Hodges, C. J. Miller, O. W. D Folk, J. W. Gardner, J. H. Hill nnd H. C Marten. Miss Elizabeth Wager, for manyyears a resident of Harper's Ferry, died j last Wednesday at the home of Mrs.! Robert L. Wire in Hanson, this county, where she had lived for the past year or two. For the past two or three years she had been practically helpless from the effects of paralysis.' A descendant of Robert Harper, for whom Harper's Ferry was named, Miss Wager was born in that town May 14, | 183<?, and spent the greater part of her I life in the old Harper house there, i The late Judge Noah Harper Swayne. ( of the U. S Supreme Court, was an i uncle of the deceased, and General Wager Swayne, of the U. S. Army, was I her first cousin. Miss Wager was a lady of rare intellectual gifts that were carefully cultivated in her girlhood days at the Visitation Convent in Fred, erick, Md., and later at St. Joseph's College, Emmittsburg, Md. She was the last of her generation, her nearest living relatives being two nieces, Mrs. Bessie W. Dunlap and Miss Catherine Schilling, both residents of Toledo, O. Funeral services were held in St. Peter's Catholic Church, of which Miss Wager was a devout member, Friday morning, the interment following in the Harper Cemetery, Harper's Ferry. Miss Julia Chamberlain Henderson, a native of Jefferson county, died at her home in Cooper county, Missouri, j on October 23d, aged 86 years. Her parents lived in the Kabletown neighborhood, but went West in 1860, settling in Cooper county. She married soon after reaching Missouri and had lived there ever since. Four daughters survive her. William Mongan, 67 years old, a j native of Sharpsburg, Md., but for many years a resident of Harrisburg, Pa., died at his home in the latter place last Friday, following an illness of three weeks Surviving arc < his wife and one daughter. The body j was taken to Sharpsburg for burial. Mrs. Rosa E. Ware, w ife of John F. j Ware, died last Saturday at her home at Mycrstown, this county, following I an illness of several days from paraly-, sis. She was the second wife of Mr,p Ware and was about 60 years of age. Before her marriage she was a Miss Jobe, of Brucetown, Va. Miss Mabel L. Gain, formerly a teacher in the Martinsburg public' school-, died last Thursday night in Ashe\ iite, N. C., where she had been, living the nast vear in the hope that her hc..lih might be restored. She had suffered with tuberculosis for several years. Mrs. Sarah R Dunlao, a former res. 1 ident of Charles Town, died las' Sat urday in Milwaukee, aged 80 years.. She has been living in Wisconsin the past two years with her son, Robert L. | Dunlap. Five sons and two daughters , survive her. Mr r"hnr?c- nilTow died last week at the home of her father, Charles I F.nglc, on the cast side of the Shenan- i doah river, near Mountain Mission.' aged 3') years. She is survived by her husband and five children. Silas Monroe Cook, aged 07 years, died last Friday at his home near Mar- ; lowe. Berkeley county. Four sons and. three daughters survive him. Louis Dugan. an aged rc?:denf of Martinsburg, died at his home in that city oil Saturday. He was 78 years old. Ucgi >er 9th, 1922. I'KKSONAL NOTES Miss Elsie Murphv, of Claymont Court, Miss Mary I'orterhcld and Mis S- ra Coc, of Onirics Town, left Thursday f r New York, whcri they were joined by Miss Helen Martin, at om time o teacher in Stephenson Seminar* in Charles Town, and together they sailed for England and the continent Friday. They will visit Miss Coc' brother, Mr. William Travers Coc, i;i London, tirst, and will later go to France or Italy for the winter, sojourning in some city from which they ?ill make short tours to all rarts of western Europe. Among those who attended the funeral Of D. Frank Hill in Shep herdstown last Sunday were Rev. S. A. Hedges and Miss Saihe Hill, of Middlctown. Md., and Or. Frank Hedges, of Frederick. Rev. Mr. Hedges, who is a retired Lutheran minister, married a sister of Mr. Hill, now deceased. He ^ oi vcaia (mu, tun nmw unsianainR his advanced years he is still in Rood health and is active and viRorous and in full possession of his faculties. Considering his great age, he is a very remarkable man. Mrs. Wm. A Fulk, of the Kearneys- i villc neiRhborhood, has been spending this week in Shepherdstown with Mrs. I Walter W. Winters. Mrs. Folk was formerly Miss Mamie Entler, of this | place. In the thirty-live years since she has been married she has spent only three nights in Shcphcrdstown. though all this time she has lived within six or seven miles of the town. Mrs. Winters thinks that it is a notable j visit this week. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Jarrett came! down from New York the first of the week to cast their ballots at their home precinct and to spend a few days at Wild Goose Farm Mr. Jarrett brought a good many shells, and the next census will probably show a consider- j able reduction in the number of birds' and rabbits. !">r. Win. S. Manning, of Jacksonville, Florida, spent several days in Shepherdstown the oast week with Mr and Mrs. Edward L. Reinhart He is a son of the late Dr. NX'. P. Manning, who many years ago was a skilled , physician in Shepherdstown. Mr. George K. NX'ysong, of Balti- i more, was in Shepherdstown the past week to sec his father, Mr. J. NX/. I NX'ysong, Sr. The latter will go to Bal- I timore in a few weeks to make his . home with, his son. Mr. Homer McDonald, of Schcll, NX' ' Va., Mr. NVardcll McDonald, of Cum- i hcrland, and Mr. NX'illiamson McDon- j aid, of Baltimore, were here to at- j tend the funeral of D. Frank Hill. Mr. John E. Schley and Mr. Robert Crowl, of McKeesport, Pa., spent the week-end in Shepherdstown with their relatives. They drove through in Mr. Schley's Studebaker car. Mrs. Fannie Show, one of Shcpherdstown's most highly esteemed women, is extremely ill at her home in this place. There seems to be no hope for her recovery. Mrs. M. H. Crawford and her guests, Mrs. Tyler and Mrs. Dingwell, are spending this week in Charlottesville, Va. They drove there in Mrs. Crawford's car. Mr. Thomas J. Creamer, of the Vanclevesville neighborhood, Berkeley county, for many years a good friend of the Register, was among our callers on Friday last. Mr. .Ernest NX'arfield, paymaster in the Treasury Department in VPashington, spent the week-end in Shepherdstown with Mr. and Mrs. J. L. MeChan. mrs. i,. m. w iimjii anu nine uaugnter, Vera, of Martinsburg, are visiting Mrs. Wilson's mother, Mrs. F. W. Smith, at Shenandoah Junction. Mr. George C. Hill and Mis9 Nina Hill, of New York, were here the past week to attend the funeral of their uncle, the late D. Frank Hill. We were pleased to have a call on Monday from Mr. Glenn Gardner, ot the enterprising milling firm of Gardner Brothers, Lcctown. Mrs. O. L. Gordon, of Berkeley Springs, ha- been here the past week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Swaync. # i Mr. Charles T. Chapline, of Washington, has been here the past week with Mr James S. Phillips at Chaplinc's Choice. Mrs. A. W. Finly, of Detroit, Michigan, is here with her two children for a visit to her father, Mr. Henry C. : Marten. Prof. J D. Muldoon, State Superintendent of Rural Schools, spent the week-end in Shepherdstown with his family. Mrs. J. L. Wclshans has returned home from a pleasant visit of several weeks with friends in Harrisburg, Pa. Mrs. James Kelly, of New York, spent the Pas* week in Shepherdstown with her sister, Mrs. Wm. D. Himes. Mr. and Mrs. C . C. Frazier^ of Brunswick, Md., we.'e here the past week visiting among their friends. Miss Lena McSherry, of -Charles Town, is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Davis, at Westwood, near town. Mrs. Edith Berry, of Washington, Is in Shepherdstown to spend some time with Mrs. Nellie Legge. Mrs. E. L. Goldaboroug leaves today for a visit of several weeks with friends in New York. c ster. $1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. NEW VOL. 58?No. 45 LlTi'Li: I.OrALS. Miss Mynna Thrustoo, of this vicinity. has just hut . tr.ed at the Rcgi-tcr office an intc.ing little booklet descriptive of James Rum ey, inventor of the steamboat. !i gives a ; kvtclt of Rumsey's lite an I is nd< rntd with pictures of the inventor of t!.o beautiful monument crcc cd to nls memory overlooking the Potomac river at Shcpherdstow n. It is a pleas, ant little souvenir and sells for 25 cents. Miss Thruston will bc pleased to have orders for the booklet, which is n 1w ready for delivery. Kcarncysville is consider;.':'.> worked up over the ownership of a snake Mr. Omps sold a bushel of potatoes to Mr Martin, who in turn sold them to Mr. >X'ilt, and the latter sold half of them to Mr. Thompson. As Mr Thompson was getting his potatoes he saw them moving, and investigation revealed a four-fool blncksnake. in tin bottom of the basket. The question now is, t0 whom docs thc snake belong? And who is short on potatoes? It is likely that Joseph H. Trout will be elected special judge t0 hear the ease. Irvin Myers,' Elkins Shipley and Robert McKee have the contract for painting the tower of the old Shepherd College building, and they have been at work on it this week. It's a ticklish job, away up there in the elements. Mr. Shipley was the real steeplejack. A scaffold was built around the middle section of the tower, then a ladder was lashed to the iron work surmounting the tower, and by this means he climbed to the top, and clinging to n slender support a hundred feet or so in the air he painted the weather vane, the E, W, N and S, the iron work and the sloping roof. There wasn't much eompc t tion for his job, and nervous folks just couldn't look at him as he climbed about the high places. Tw^ men both of whom had opeiatcd in this county were indicted in the Federal Court at Wheeling last week. James A. Coalson, who impersonated a revenue officer and fleeced ten dollars* each from several merchants at Summit Point by selling them a hook wherein to keep account of their sales, was one of the men who will have to stand trial for the ofiensc. Coalson is said to be from Fairmont when not on the road. All of his victims regard him as a smooth operator. Among the other men indicted was Frank Duty, u miner who spent fhe greater part of the past summer in Charles Town attending court trials here. The indictment charged him with sending an obscene letter to a man at Blair, w. Va. Lawyer Albert J. Long, of Hagcrstown, got into a peck of trouble yesterday near Shcpherdstown. He drove down to the club-house with some friends, and they brought with them n couple of young beagle hounds belonging to Mr. Long's children. They crossed to this side of the river to give the dogs a run, and one of them disappeared and could not be found, though they searched for It half a day. The pup was an especial pet of Mr. Long's little daughter, and he was afraid to go home without it. He waited around until dark, and then slipped in the back way so the little girl would not know of the loss If anyone finds that pup, please let the Register know. Mr. Long will give a reward of ten dollars for itR recovery and an entire family will be mede happy. If the pup is not found, Mr. Long looks for a hard winter. The home of Mrs. Mary K. Cavalier in Bolivar, this county, was robbed on Tuesday night of this week. The house had been closed early in the fall when Mrs. Cavalier moved to Shepherdstown to accept the position as matron of the girls' dormitory. The thieves gained entrance by splintering the doors, which had been securely lockad. This crude method of gaining entrance is thought to be the work of amateurs. Once on the inside the thives made a complete rifle of the house. The period of their stay was lengthy. Mrs. Cavalier had left some candles in their holders on the mantel, and these, when found, were burned to the stub, and scattered over the entire house. The loss was quite heavy. The best of .Mrs. Cavalier's silverware and china; ware was not taken, this being brought to Shepherdstown when she moved The !oo?, consisting of clothing and household effects, was carried away in an old-fashioned telescope, and it is hv this clue that the authorities are hoping to bring the rascals to justice. West Virginia University will be host at an important conference of editors and publishers of this State on November 28th and 29th in Morgantown. An interesting programme has been preo.ired. and among the men of national reputation who will be present and make addresses are Hon. John J. Cornwell, general counsel of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad' Thomas W. Morris, of the PjpKburgh Associated Tress; Grantlyrti Rice, of the New York JPfTbwmr James Isaminger, of fhe^/Thiladelphia Public Ledger. Of State newspaper men wh0 are to speak on various topics are H. C. Ogden, of the Wheeling Intelligencer; Andrew Price, of Marlington; Hugh Ike Shott. of the Bluefleld Telegraph; H L. Snyder, of the Shepherdstown Register: Walter T. Clark, of the Charleston Mail; J. Slidell Brown, of the Elkins Enterprise; James W. Weir, of the Elkins Review; Dave C.iddon, of the Huntington Dispatch; iMax Von Schlegell, of the Martinsburg Journal; and S. C. Shaw, of the Mcundsville Echo.