Pastimes

December 6, 2023

John Howard Searching For Owner of Pocket Bible

Capt. John Howard, mineralogist for the Charlestown M., M. & I. Co., and who during the late war was an officer in the 7th Md. Regiment, U. S. army, has shown us a pocket bible which […]
December 3, 2023

Hunter, Appreciative Readers

The Register acknowledges most cordial messages and good wishes from its friends and appreciative readers, Mr. and Mrs. William Hunter, of Toronto, Iowa.
November 6, 2023

Bridget Doody, Oldest In U.S.

Bridget Doody, who lives at Mineral Point, Wis., and is one hundred and eighteen years old, is believed to be the oldest woman in the United States. Her baptismal record in the County Wexford, Ireland, states […]
October 5, 2023

Trespass Notice; Joseph L. Eichelberger

Trespass Notice.—THE undersigned hereby warns all persons from trespassing upon his lands, (either upon the farm occupied, by Mr. Joseph L. Eichelberger, near Unionville, or upon the farm upon which I reside,) in any way whatever, […]
August 2, 2023

Virginius, Spontaneous Combustion

A singular instance of spontaneous combustion lately occurred at Virginius, near Harper’s Ferry. In the office of Mr. Glazer, clerk for Mr. Wernwag, was a small wooden box. This was filled with fine saw dust, & […]
August 2, 2023

Mary Jackson; on 5th husband

A hard character. — Mrs. Mary Jackson, of Harper’s Ferry, now only twenty eight years of age, was married a few days since to her fifth husband.
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 27, 2023

Shamrock, winning song.

MR. GALLAHER, Mr. Toohey, the Editor of the “Shamrock,” New York, lately offered the Shamrock for the next three years, free of postage, as a premium to the author of the best song suitable to the […]
July 24, 2023

Harpers Ferry Population

The population of Harper’s Ferry is 952 and Bolivar 804, making a total of 1,756. Of this number, 426 are colored persons.
July 22, 2023

Items from Bakerton

Letter from Bakerton.Bakerton, Jan. 7, 1891. Miss Mary Moler, ho is attending school in Winchester, was home on a visit during Christmas week. Miss Addie Cather came with her to spend the short holiday given them […]
July 22, 2023

Indian Mound Opened; Moler

Mr. B. F. Harrison and Mr. William Graham went down to Mr. J. S. Moler’s place last Thursday, and together with Mr. Moler opened up the Indian mound, or, more properly, cairn. It contained nothing but […]
July 22, 2023

Nannie V. Daniels; Pies

Miss Nannie V. Daniels, who lives near Bakerton, knows how to make delicious pies, that’s certain. Aware of the fact that the printers have a sweet tooth, she sent them a lemon custard on Tuesday that […]
July 22, 2023

Stouffer & Bowers, Antietam Creek Dynamite

Charles Stouffer and Charles Bowers couldn’t catch fish fast enough last summer in the usual way, so they killed them wholesale with dynamite n Antietam creek. They paid for their violation of the law on Monday, […]
May 23, 2020

Martin Welsh, Potato in Bottle

Our young friend Martin Welsh, of Bakerton, brought us a curosity last week— a potato growing through the neck of a bottle. Must have been something mighty good in the bottle to cause the potato to […]
May 23, 2020

The Biggest Carp Yet.

The biggest carp we have ever heard of in this section was captured last Monday below Shepherdstown, near Flanagan’s quarries, by Mr. A. M. Hopper and his sons. The fish had gone into a shallow place, […]
May 22, 2020

The Ore Bank Giant

Mr. William Foreman, who has charge of the Virginia ore bank below Shepherdstown, unearthed the skeleton of a human being some days ago. Men were at work making an excavation in the hillside when they uncovered […]
May 22, 2020

An Evening Drive (to Bakerton).

The REGISTER man took a drive the other evening down to Bakerton by way of Moler’s Cross Roads, and he has thought that what he noticed might not be uninteresting in print. The first impression is […]
May 22, 2020

Giant Found At Ore Bank

Workmen, while digging in the hill at the Virginia ore bank along the Potomac River, near Shepherdstown, W. Va., unearthed the skeleton of a giant. The body had been buried in a box, which had decayed, […]