May 1, 2024

Henry Brown arrested for attempted assault of Mrs. W. Shiffler.

ATTACKED BY A NEGRO. Henry Brown, colored, was arrested in Martinsburg, W. Va. Friday night on information furnished by the officials of Page county, Va., for an alleged attempt to criminally assault Mrs. William Shiffler, a […]
December 7, 2023

1910 Census: Michael Welsh Household

5th Ward, Hollidaysburg Borough, Blair County, Pennsylvaniaas enumerated by John G. PowellHouse Number: 1008 Name Relationship Sex Age Martial Status Number of Years of Marriage Mother of How Many Children Charles R. Brown Head M 27 […]
August 21, 2023

Patrick Higgins Obituary

Patrick Higgins, for many years a well-known character of the Harper’s Ferry neighborhood, died last Sunday at his home at Sandy Hook, in the 84th year of his age. Higgins was the first man to be […]
August 17, 2023

Arthur G. Homer, embezzlement defendant.

At Liberty Under Bonds. Arthur G. Homer of 632 Massachusetts avenue northwest was named as a defendant in the Police Court today on a charge of embezzlement. He waived a preliminary hearing and was held by […]
August 2, 2023

Jefferson County Re-Districted.

JEFFERSON COUNTYRe-Districted.—State of West VirginiaJefferson County, Sct. In the County Court,January Term, 1876.2nd Day. At a County Court continued and held for said County, the 18th day of January, 1876, the following order was made and […]
August 2, 2023

A Large Political Demonstration

A Great Demonstration. We don’t know how it used to be in old times, but it is certain that the younger generation has never seen a political demonstration in Shepherdstown equal to that of Tuesday night […]
August 1, 2023

Government Sales, second & third day

The account given in Thursday’s issue of our paper is mainly correct, as to sales of the Public Property at Harpers Ferry, for the first day ; the item for the “right to dig ore on […]
August 1, 2023

Sale of Harpers Ferry Armory Property

For some months since the people of our section of country have looked forward to this expected sale of the valuable government property at Harper’s Ferry with much interest, and we are glad to chronicle that […]
July 29, 2023

Letter; J. R. Giddings to “Old” Brown

The following letter (one of the many from the same source) from the venerable demagogue and abolition agitator, Joshua R. Giddings, was found by Lieutenant Kerchner, of the Greys, among some papers at the house of […]
July 28, 2023

Letters found at Brown’s Home.

Further Developments.It is stated that the Hon. Alex R. Boteler, member elect to Congress from this district, has collected from fifty to one hundred letters from citizens in that neighborhood of Brown’s house, wh[?] searched it […]
July 28, 2023

Conversation with Capt. Brown.

Several of the Reporters who visited Harper’s Ferry last week availed themselves of an opportunity to be present at an interview which Mr. Senator Mason, of Virginia, and the Hon. Mr. Faulkner, also of Virginia, and […]
July 28, 2023

Raid excitement still prevails.

The utmost excitement still prevails in this region, caused from a telegraphic dispatch, received from New York, by Mr. Barbour of Harper’s Ferry, stating that a band of armed men will come from that State, to […]
July 28, 2023

Boteler; Gun Belonging to “Old” Brown

We saw in the possession of Hon. A. R. Boteler, on Monday last, a gun belonging to “old” Brown, taken from his rendezvous on the mountain, which weighed 34 pounds and was worked by means of […]
July 28, 2023

William J. Stabough, arrested.

Arrested. We learn from the Charlestown correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, of the 24th inst., that James Lynch, alias William J. Stabough, (the same man whom some of our citizens attempted to ride on a rail […]
July 18, 2023

Interview with Boteler; John Brown

Old John Brown. — “Gath,” in his letter to the Cincinnati Enquirer, has some interesting notes of an interview in New York with Hon. A. R. Boteler. He says: Mr. Boteler is a man rather above […]
July 18, 2023

Murderous Raid

Even if John Brown’s “first victim was an industrious, inoffensive colored man,” as is so eloquently stated by the FREE PRESS, the blood of that “victim” has borne glorious fruits to his race, unlocking their shackles, […]
July 17, 2023

Fed. Court Adjourns; Harpers Ferry Paper Company Wins River Pollution Case

FEDERAL COURT ADJOURNSTO MEET IN THIS CITY THE SECOND TUESDAY IN MAY NEXT. The Harper’s Ferry Paper Company Wins the Famous Potomac River Pollution Case — The Temporary Injunction Perpetuated — Other Cases. After being in […]
December 11, 2020

Cholera, Ravages Again.

The Cholera.— This desolating scourge, we are sorry to say, appears to be augmenting its ravages in our county. Since our last publication, several valuable citizens of Shepherdstown have fallen victims to the malignant disease. Many […]