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FARMERS ADVOCATE, AUGUST 26, 1922. THREE MELVIN T. STRIDER [rNERAL DIRECTOR and LICENSED EMBALMER Charles Town. West Vm MOR(jUE ATTACHED. AUTOMOBILE SERVICE. LADY ASSISTANT Residence Phone 35-W. A COMPETENT Phone 162. 8EASHORE $ EXCURSIONS 9-06 CHARLES TOWN ROUND TRIP ATLANTIC CITY P L A S T E R I N G civil WAR DAYS RECALLED. AND STUCCO WORK. (From the Clarke Courier.) First Class Workmanship and Hen- The tragic death of John Mobly, est Material, Our MottO. one of Col. Mosby&apos;s lieutenants and l Twenty Years Experience on(; of the bravest men who over i W, A. Morris wore the gray--an incident of the{ (losing days of the civil war forgot-. SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W. VA. ten by many of the older generation  REFERENCES: and not known to the younger, is re-.! J. B. Furtney and C. W. Myers, !called by a large portrait of Mobly Shenandoah Junction. H. P. Thorn, Martinsburg, W. Va. W. M. Boxell, Charles Town, W. Va. : Maddex Brothers, Shepherdstown, W. Va. August 12-4t. $1.70 TRIP TO WASHINGTON SUNDAYS August 6, 13, 20, 27 Leaves Charles Town At 8:27 A. M. See Flyers-Consult Ticket Agents BALTIMORE & OHIO CAPE MAY, SEA ISLE CITY, OCEAN CITY, WILDWOOD, N. J. , August 10-24, September 7, 1922 TICKETS GOOD RETURNING 16 DAYS o..o Shepherd College Stale Normal School SHEPHERDSTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA. The Teacher Training School for Eastern West Vir- ginia. Standard Normal Courses equivalent to two years f(kfllege or University Credit. Teachers' Certificate for Life. Dormitories for Men and Women. Room and Board $20.00 and $22.00 a month. Extension and Correspondence Courses Offered. For Catalog or Information, Write W. H. S. WHITE, President. Printing Done at this office. Will Please. together with a copy of a letter ask-: mg the Federal military authorities to place a $1,000 reward upon his head, dead or alive, which hangs upon the walls of the hotel lobby of Mr. L. J. Virts, at Shenandoah Junction. Thousands of people for several years have entered Mr. Virts' hotel, bougbt a cigar, the daily paper, ate a genuine old Virginia dinner or put up for the night. They have noticed the portrait and reaA the copy of the letter placing a $1,{D0 reward on Mob- ly's head. The Courier man, while in the Vils Hotel asked Mr. Virts for the connection betwem the portrait and letter. "Read the Stevenson letter first and I will explain it," said Mr. Virts. The texenson letter, in a frame as fol- Io v,'h : ' Harpms Ferry, April 1. "Brig.-General Morgan. Chief of Staff: "There is a gang of murderers in- festing Loudoun, who have done in- calcuble service for the rebels for the New Lefever Nitro- Special only $29.00 O.K.'ed and purchased n quantities by the U. S. Navy. Well finished. considering the price. Built to shoot right and stanci as much the most expensive gun. durable lock ever put in a gun -- first lock f, red over 77,000 times. ................................ last four years. The leader of the band is named Mobly, and is one of Mosby's right hand men. Some citi- zens of Loudoun have proposed to me 1 that if I will arm them and give them the means of living away from home for awhile they will kill or capture the band. The band consists of Mob- ly, Riley. S. Mocks, Tribbet. All of them have murdered our soldiers time and again. The band originally con- sisted of about 15 men. During the last summer we have killed most of the band, leaving these four men, who are the head devils of the concerns. I think promising these men a reward el $1,000 for Mobly and 8500 for each of the othersZ dead or alive, will clean out the concern The government could readily afford to pay $50,000 for : them and save the amount in the prevention of the destPaction of pub- lic property in six months' operation by this band. "Respectfully, "John I). Stevenson." "This band of citizens or what-nots, mentioned in this letter, got Mobly, but they didn't get the reward. The tragic happening was toM me by ................................ James Riley, the Riley mentioned in Subcribe for THE ADVOCATE. the letter, who was my father-in-law," IW[NIT RI:z,SONS Why You Should Buy at Home REASON NO. 16. The people of a certain town in Pennsylvania a town. too, of sevmal thousand in- habitants  persistently patronized the mail order houses that every local merchant closed his doors and there was not a store in the entire town. You can imagine the Consternation that ensued not a place in town where so m'uch as a paper of pins could be purchased ! Pretty bad situation, what? Finally, the leading citizens took the matter up, a meeting was called, some of the old merchants attended upon invitation, and a heart-to-heart talk was indulged in. The people who had formed the mail order habit were convinced of the unfairness of their actions, and eelTbody present pledged full support to home merchants in the fu- ture, if they would xeopen their stores. The consequences was a number of stores opened up again, and are now doing a business, while the town itself has taken on a new inspiration from the spirit co-operation developed at the meeting, and is prospering as never before in its history. PALMBAUM'S MERCHANDISE THREE QUART "American Maid" ALUMINUM TEA KETTLE 98c at Eby Bros. '*EVERYTHING" CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. The Reed Grain and Milling Co. CHARLES TOWN, W. VAo MANUFACTURERS OF FANCY MEALS CRACKED CORN POULTRY FEEDS HOG and DAIRY FEEDS RETAILERS OF BEST GRADE OF COALS DO YOU EAT MEAT We Handle All Kinds Here It should never be overlooked when buying fresh meat8 that they are handled under sani- tary conditions. You will see that conditions are kept that way here. Call and See At OF MERIT L"TIARLES TOWN, W. VA. SE PATENT AND 00LVEIEEN FLOUR E. T. Ciipp G.T. Baumgardner C[NIRAL GARAGE CHARLES TOWN, W. VA AGENTS FOR HUDSON and ESSEX MOTOR CARS STORAGE REPAIRING ACCESSORIES Elliofrs Meal Market 106 S. Charles St." CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. MANUFACTURED BY Jefferson Milling Co. TOWN, W. VA. said Mr. Virts. "Mr. Riley ,it will be remembered, was tollkeeper for years at the bridge at Harpers Ferry. He was with Mobly when he was shot. My father-in-law was reticent. He didn't talk much about the war and I, his part in it. but he loved Mobly and t! often remarked that he was one of the bravest mea who ever carried a t!saber ar gun into battle. "From what this letter reveals, and I my father-in-law didn't know it at the i'time, this crowd of citizens after Mobly lured the Mosby leader to a 11 barn m [,oudoun county not far from l i Harpers FeinT. My father-in-law, ;James Riley. w-nt with him. They were lured there upon the pretext of trading hers.s: it was th last year I}of the war. As Mobly and Riley rode! f into the barnyard aml started to water : their horses, the -ang aft(|- them anti seeking the reward fired upon them through the cracks in the barn. Mob- ly was killed..James Riley unhurt es- caped to the mountains. The men then strapped Mobly to the horse, and later rode into Harpers Ferry. There they made claim for the $1,000 reward upon Stevenson. Stevenson investi- gatd and found out how Mobly had been trapped to his death, and up- bPaided the men. He said he would never recommend a reward to men l who had killed a man in so cowardly i a manner. "My father-in-law lived to be. many years older before he found out about the reward being placed upon his head. One day a government official was in Harpers Ferry and hearing Riley's name, asked him if he was one of Mosby's men. He told him he was. This official, who was connected with the work of assembling papers bearing upon the civil war, sent Mr. Riley a copy of the Stevenson letter in a id- ed frame. "When my father-in-law died, the portrait and letter were consigned to the garret in his home. One day I went over there and found them there, and as you see they are hanging on the wall a reminder of a tragic event of the civil war--an event few of us know little about. "Tribbet, or Tribby, is the only one of the four men now living. He re- sides in Loudoun rear Neersville. The others have passed over the river to join their intrepid leader--one of the bravest soldiers of his time." i The picture of Mobly shows him holding a revolver the barrel of which looks like it was a foot long. Let THE ADVOCATE Print your i StationeryThe Advocate way will !please you. We never disappoint. .................................................................... n _.! .......... ,, There Is Entertalnmenl In The Air Get Your Share Of It By Installing A RADIO APPARATUS IN YOUR HOME Three Concerts a week by the famous Marine Band, are being broadcasted by the Anacostia Station in Washington. 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