OCTOBER 27, 1911


  Miss Ella Snyder, of Baltimore, was a pleasant visitor to friends here the first of this week.
  Messrs John Tice, John G Gordon, Stephen Carney, Elmer Sheetz, Fred Ravenscraft and others are on the petit jury at Keyser.
  Rev J W Bedford preached in the Nethken Hill church last Sun. The new minister will be here next Sun.
  Mr Walter Adams, of mine No 14, has moved to Elk Garden.
  Mrs Mary Kight has gone to Mill Creek to visit her niece, Mrs Dr Kennedy, and sister Mrs Kathryn Miller.
  Wm Jackson, of Thomas, is spending his vacation here with his parents and friends.
  Miss Margaret Duling, who was Rev L C Messick's nurse, returned to her home at Hartmonsville last Sun. Rev Messick is able to sit up and will soon be out.
  Several members of the "Craft" put their heads together a few weeks ago and concluded that it would be a good thing to have a supper. The idea was to extend to the local members of the said "craft" an invitation to a banquet and have a good time generally. Accordingly it was so done. About 20 crafters with their wives and sweethearts, about 40 in all, met in Festival Hall, Sat evening, Oct 21, and enjoyed a bountiful supper of fired and stewed oysters , fried chicken and the usual accessories, fruit and ice cream bricks enough and to spare. D C Arnold was toast-master, and Messrs H H Harrison, Dr P S Keim, Reese Nethken, R Marsh Dean, Robert Grant Sr, I H Bane, Miss Ella Snyder and Rev J W Bedford made brief, pointed and entertaining speeches. They kept the guests in the best of moods. It was a most enjoyable affair and smacks of more. There was a sprinkling of the Easter Stars present.
  Those attending were: Messrs Wm E Hubbs, Delette Badgeley, Roy Harris, Benjamin and Earl Coleman of Oakmont, H H Harrison, Dr P S Keim and wife, J Raymond Hubbs and wife, Robert Grant Sr and wife, Robert Grant Jr and wife, Mr Manly and wife of Oakmont, I H Bane and wife, D C Arnold and wife, W Reese Nethken and wife,of Dodson, Rev J W Bedford, R Marsh Dean, his mother, wife and children, Misses Morgan of Indiana, Lulu Heskett of Henry, Adna Middleton, Helen Bane and Ella Snyder of Baltimore and Lizzie Grant.
  Geo F Jackson, of Elk Garden is truant officer for Elk District. Frequent inquiries come to the office of the secretary of the board of education asking who is truant officer.
  Miss Anna Fleming and her sister, Miss Kate, delightfully entertained a number of their friends at their home last Fri evening. Music and refreshments added to the pleasure of the guests. those present were Mrs Mary Fleming, Mr and Mrs Austin Fleming and son Austin, Mr and Mrs J B Faller, Mr and Mrs Lloyd Oates, Misses Ada Gordon, Estella Hott, Celia Healey, Margaret Duling, Maggie Patton and Messrs W H Kight and Bartley Kilroy.
  Mr and Mrs J Raymond Hubbs left for Thomas, their future home Wed morning. A delightful kitchen shower was given them at Mr R Marsh Dean's Mon evening. Games, diversions and refreshments added to the pleasure of the guests. Many found good wishes go with the happy pair to their new home. Those present were Mrs Geo Middleton, Dr P S Keim and wife, Mesdames Maude Norman, Margaret Branner, Mabel Winsboro, Martha Patton and Misses Adna Middleton, Mae Wining, Bessie Dean, Mary and Hannah Mason, Laura Barrick, Dorcas McLaughlin, Mary Abernathy, Fanette Morgan, Estella Hott, Mrs D C Arnold, Mrs Mary Harris, Mr and Mrs J Raymond Hubbs, Mr Roy Harris.
  John Healey is recovering from an operation for appendicitis. He was at the hospital two weeks.


  Born to Mr and Mrs S L Harper of Dugan, a son.
  D L Wilson returned last week from Pendleton Co, where he had gone after 190 cattle, recently purchased by him.
  John B Fetzer, who is doing some work at Petersburg, spent Sun here with his mother.
  A young daughter of Mr and Mrs Robt Miller has been sick for a week with typhoid fever.
  P F Sions sold last week to Geo W Stine, of Needmore, a Percheron colt that weighs 1558 pounds. Mr Sions says he has more like it.
  Mr and Mrs W C Long, of Keyser, spent several days here this week, renewing old acquaintances. There are many friends are always glad to see them.
  Miss Virginia Newhouse and Charley Herbaugh were quietly married by the Rev Chas D Gilkeson, Mon night. They left Tues morning for Va, where we understand they will make their home.
  Mrs Geo T Williams left Mon morning for Cumberland, where she underwent a very successful operation in the Western Md Hospital. She was accompanied by Mr Williams, Dr Love and Miss Mary Williams, who will nurse her.
  Miss Johnes Taylor, of Petersburg was united in marriage last night to Rev Jas Harvey Viser of Burkeville Va. The ceremony was performed by Rev Viser of Piedmont. A reception was tendered the wedding party and a large number of friends at the home of Dr and Mrs W H Siple, immediately after the ceremony.


  Mr(?s) Victor Clark and sister, Miss Osta of Luneys Creek, visited relatives here last Sat & Sun.
  Mr and Mrs Dr J O Lantz attended the funeral of Mrs Sarah K Taylor at Keyser last Mon.
  A pleasure party from Elk Garden and Sulphur came over to spend the evening at Mrs Minnie Duling's consisting of the following ladies and gentlemen: Misses Maggie Patton, Anna Fleming, Birdie Wiseman, Mary Gordon, Ada Gordon, Maud White, David Grant, Bartley Kilroy, Arlie Beckman, Herbert Seaman, Will Schwinabart. After instrumental music and a pleasant social chat, they returned to their homes, making many hearts beat loudly with their vocal songs. Come again.
  Mr Henry Tusing, well known to many readers of the Tribune, was found dead in bed at Mr J H Endler's near Mt Storm last Mon morning. He was taken through here for burial at Elk Garden yesterday, Tues. We did not hear the cause of his death.
  Miss Mabel Neville, of Sulphur, visited her aunt, Mrs Will Shillingburg, last Sun.
  Many lambs that were sold some time ago have not gone away, and some people are feeling a little "shaky" about them.


  Miss Nannie Ludwick left last Sat for an extended visit to relatives in Ohio.
  Mr C D Whiteman made a business trip to Keyser this week.
  Rev B B Dudwick and family of Somerset Pa, are visiting the formers parents here.
  Mr and Mrs A O Whipp arrived home Sat after a very pleasant honeymoon thro Va & Md.
  Mrs Rebecca Houser, of Romney, spent several days here last week.
  Mr E J Allen is doing some concrete work for the Misses Ludwicks.
  Miss Florence Cheshire commenced our school Mon, we wish her much success.
  Mr and Mrs B T Racey spent Sun with relatives here.
  Mr G C Mathias, of Old Fields, spent from Sat until Sun here with friends.
  Mrs A O Whipp was visiting A T High near Purgitsville, a couple of days this week.
  Mr J C Pancake, of Keyser, visited home folks over Sun.


  Oct 25, 1911
  Several people went chestnut hunting Sun on horseback, they had quite a rainy day and did not get any chestnuts.
  The Tannery is about to close down and it is thought that the people who have left and going to leave will come back on the first load of hides that comes up the creek on the New RR from Twin Mt.
  There are still some chicken thieves around here yet.
  Mr John Baker killed a fine wild duck on the pond here a few days ago.
  Luther Hartman, son of Mr and Mrs Homer Hartman, has typhoid fever. We are glad to say he is getting along nicely.
  Mr Eljia Aronhalt killed three fine hogs this week.
  Marshall Clark is going to have a sale Sat. He is selling his personal property and is going to move to NY.
  Mr Poke Davy drove over to Purgittsville this week on business.
  Mr Jim Leatherman got his job back on the new railroad.
  Hurrah for Cleve Gray, we hear he is married.
  Mr Albert Bosley will soon be a resident of Twin Mt.
  Mr Patrick Kern and Hooter Shuemaker left yesterday on their way to hunt work.
  We are sorry to hear Mr Sandy Likens has moved to Bean Settlement.
  Mrs Susie Tasker is visited Geo Leatherman, of Rada, over Sat & Sun.
  Miss Lena Shuemaker and Mrs Miles Cuningham went up the Creek today to get wild grapes. Mrs Cunningham rode the Texas pony and Lenda rode the fierce Dan.
  Mr Bert Cunningham is the proud father of a new son.
  This place is getting very dull; the people are all getting ready to move away.
  Mr Elijah High has moved to Parsons.
  The people around will soon be singing, "Take up the carpet off the floor for it is moving day."
  Lone Boy


  Rev B Y S Teter was here on business Tues.
  Charley Zell, of Alabama, is here on a visit to his uncle, E A Harness.
  W C Long, of Keyser, was here over Sun shaking hands with his many friends.
  At the time of going to press we learn that Robert Hedrick, of Franklin, the well known traveling salesman, is very ill of typhoid fever.
  Messrs Heiskell, Israel, Chapman, Albaugh and Smith made the catch of forty-fine bass Tues. This is the best catch that has been made this season.
  Mr and Mrs W H Smith, of Fowler Ind, who were visiting friends and relatives in this county, left last Fri morning for their home. They were accompanied by Miss Ethel Roby, of Seymoursville, who will spend the winter with them.
  Misses Arminta Taylor, Louise Williams, Nancy Parker, and Mrs S H Williams and J S Taylor of Romney, and Misses Mary Little Scott and Sara Frances Seymore, and Mrs Cloud Seymore and Mrs R C Price of Moorefield, and Miss Margaret Taylor of Baltimore, were among out of town guests her Wed evening attending the Viser-Taylor wedding.
  Mrs W S Welton left last week for Morgantown to visit her sister, Mrs Merryfield.
  Mrs W C Long of Keyser is visiting her brothers, W C and Dr Glenn Moomau.
  Charley Vanmeter of Illinois is here visiting his brother, W C Vanmeter.
  J E Berg of Lahmansville, and a Mr Dawson, of Keyser, were here Tues. They were working on the Mutual telephone line that runs from this place to Williamsport.
  Clay Day of Mouth of Senaca, spent last Fri night here. Mr Day was here in the interest of the Mouth of Senaca mail route. He has taken the matter up with Sen Watson and has hopes that he route will soon be re-established.


  Last week the folks hereabouts had an opportunity of attending the first social gathering that has been held since the picnic. They all went out to Harry Welch sale. people were there from everywhere and some came form a few miles beyond. Everything was sold, that was advertised, to the highest bidder. It seems that the Push Root folks just went for their dinner as they didn't buy a thing. Just for the looks of things one or two bid two or three cents on a horse, but of course didn't buy. this ting of going to a sale, eating up a man's vituals and then not buying anything ought to be stopped. If you are not going to bid on the "articles too numerous to mention", at least take your dinner with you.
  The railroad is progressing nicely. They have about filled all the meadows along the run with stakes. The survey is on a modern system called "The Process of Elimination." Stakes are drived all over the real estate along the way; then the engineers come along and pull up the ones they don't need and use them for firewood at the construction camps. this railroad has the distinction of being the only one in the world laid off this way. This being the case, people will come from far and near to ride on it when completed. There is a company being organized here to build a big summer and winter hotel to accommodate the tourists who will come to ride over the road built by the "Process of Elimination."
  The campmeeting committee has bee in a quandary as to whether they ought to let the trains stop at the camp ground on Sun during meeting. Some think that lot of people will come over from the county seat without bringing their dinner and will have to be fed. Others think the trains will bring in car load after car load of raw material for the preachers to work on, and that Sun trains will be an advantage from a spiritual point to view. the argument waxeth warm and at this time it is not known what will be done.
  The Push Root Literary and Debating society always takes an active interest in all questions pertaining to the public welfare and at their next regular meeting will debate on the question, Resolved That the running of trains on Sun over the liners of the Twin Mt and Pacific RR will not be detrimental not only to the morals of the fireman and engineer, but to the community at large. the subject will be discussed until it, the debater or the audience is exhausted.
  Some of the folks have bee sitting up for the past few nights trying to see the comet. None have seen it yet and they seem to think the reason they haven't seen it is because it is so dim and far away. It strikes everybody around here that it is a good reason. It is said frost ripens up a comet about like it does persimmons. There was a good frost this morning so look out for the comet tonight.
  Cards have been received here form Mr and Mrs Conrad, of Martin, announcing the marriage of their daughter, Ella Louise Estella May to Grover Cleveland Jackson Gray. "Cleve" is well known around here, and his many friends wish him well. It will be remembered that Cleve was the plaintiff in the famous Gray vs other case tried at Ridgeville a few years ago. anyone having congratulations to send can leave same at the home of Hez Root and all will be sent at one time.


  Miss Laurel and Ginger Root went to the county seat last Sat and took in some kind of musical doings at the hall that night. Ginger says we ought to be thankful we hadn't a town hall. he also go his hair cut.
  Luther Pinkwhiskers Meyers has trimmed his whiskers a little.
  He says the burrs get in them so bad during corn shucking that he had to cut them off a little.
  Turkey hunting is the order of the day. One or two have been killed ant he balance scared clear out of the community.
  Hez Root attended court one day this week. He "taken' his wife with him. She is a jealous kind of person and don't like Hez to go courting unless she is along.
  Uncle Hiram got choked on a turkey bone last week and came very near cashing in his checks but at this writing is about the same.


  Scott Tasker and Otho Sharpless are both ill with typhoid fever.
  Miss Rose T Bush, of Westernport, spent from Sat till Mon with her sister Mrs Lou Brewer.
  P S Groves, proprietor of the US 5 & 10 cents store, was in the eastern cities this week purchasing his holiday stock.
  Earl Parker of Romney, spent Sun with his sister, Mrs Malcolm Frye.
  Mrs James Clark and son returned home Sun from a visit to McKeesport Pa.
  Mrs Samuel Frederick, returned to her home in Martinsburg last Sun after a pleasant visit to Keyser friends and relatives.
  Mrs Margaret Rafter left Mon night for a visit to Ohio.
  Frank Sinclair, an old popular B&O engineer, formerly a resident of Keyser, now of Cumberland, was shaking hands with old friends here last week.
  Dr Fred Gerstell visited friends in Keyser this week.
  Mr and Mrs F M Willison and daughter, Miss Malita, of "Shady Brook Farm" visited relatives at Romney Sat and Sun.
  Mr I E Oates attended the burial ofof Mrs Wm Taylor here last Mon.
  Mrs L L Heyden of Baltimore, is guest of Mrs W E Woolf, at Buxton Terrace.
  Mrs J W Leatherman of "Oak Lawn Farm", visited relatives in Cumberland from Sat till Mon.
  Dr W M Babb went to NY last week where he met Mrs Babb on her return from a two months' trip to England. They arrived in Keyser Sat.
  H W Grenoble, who had been night train dispatcher for the B&O in Cumberland, took charge in Keyser Wed as chief train dispatcher, taking the place of Mr Welshonce, who goes to Baltimore.
  Mrs E A Perry, of Cumberland, returned home Wed after a pleasant visit to her daughter, Mrs D T Greenwade.
  Mrs John Offner returned to her home last Wed accompanied by Mrs I H Offner.
  Rev L R Markwood attended the funeral of his sister, Mrs Taylor Mon and visited relatives in Keyser and the county for a few days. Rev Mr Markwood's charge is near Winchester Va.
  P G Diehl, who lives on Gilmore St, "killed two wild turkeys early this morning at Neal's Gap. he said he could have killed more but the law does not allow a man to kill more than two turkeys in one day."
  Mr G W Chidester, of Newburg, will spend the winter in Keyser with his daughters, Mrs T H Davis and Mrs Eberly. He is very active for his age.
  Mrs S H Pulliam and Mrs Lachrey left Tues for Rowlesburg to visit Mr Pulliam's father.
  Mr and Mrs E P Babb visited in Keyser this week.
  Dr F L Baker made the Tribune office a pleasant call last Mon.
  Mr W W Davis of Piedmont, was shaking hands with old friends in Keyser Mon.
  Mr Foote Johnson delighted his Keyser friends by making them a visit form Sat until Mon.
  Mr Walter Triplett visited old friends in Keyser last Sat.
  Mrs Henry Deffinbaugh and daughter, Miss Lorraine, of Newburg, spent Sat and Sun in Keyser.
  D A Arnold left Mon for a week's business trip to Baltimore and Washington.
  C L Everhart visited and hunted with D D Taylor the first of this week.
  Mrs Cletu Channell, of Glady W Va, is visiting her mother, Mrs Carrie Sharpless.
  Col and Mrs G T Carskadon went to Grant Co last Sat for a few days' visit.
  Atty J Sloan Kuykendall of Romney, had a case in our Court this week.
  Miss Alice Fetzer who was operated on at the Hoffman Hospital last Sun afternoon for acute appendicitis is doing well.
  Mrs M MacDonald returned the first of the week from a five week's visit to her daughter, Mrs Laughlin at Columbus, O.
  Mr John J Biggs, who is in the employ of the W M RR at Elkins, spent Mon in Keyser the guest of his aunt, Mrs George W Bane.
  Mr and Mrs C G Umstot attended the funeral of Mrs Wm Taylor last Mon.
  Mr W R Nethken was in Keyser on business Tues and Wed.
  Mrs J F Grayson and Miss Mamie Hammond of Cumberland visited Mrs B H Grayson this week.
  Mr R Marsh Dean attended court last Wed.
  Mrs Orlando Shay and Mrs L R Coogle moved to Pittsburg last week where they will make their future home
  Mr W T Dixon was in Keyser on business last Wed.
  Dr Strachan, of Blaine, was in Keyser on business last Wed.
  Mr Bert Harvey was in Keyser on business last Wed. He expects to move to New Mexico next month. W VA regrets to lose him, but wishes him success in his adopted State.
  Mr Ernest Naedele, of Medley, visited and attended the business in Keyser this week. The Tribune office is indebted to him for a pleasant call.
  Prof H E Flesher, Supt of the State Reform School at Prunytown, visited in Keyser this week.
  Mrs Clearence Borst and daughter, Miss Nellie, visited Cumberland relatives Sat and Sun.
  Last sun forenoon, on the mountain side just outside of the city of Cumberland, Clarence W Burton was stabbed to death by Mrs Fannie Williams. Jealousy is said to be the cause.
  Col W E Crooks and brother N J, were called to Ohio last Tues by the illness of their mother, a message received form them after they reached there said that their mother's condition had improved.
  Earl Parker, of Romney, spent Sun with his sister, Mrs Malcolm Frye.
  Mrs James Clark and son returned Sun form a visit to McKeesport Pa.
  Mrs Tola Beckman and Mrs Mary Nethkin, of Bayard, and Mrs Lena Martin and children and Mr David Fout of Petersburg, all spent last Mon with Mrs Michael on Mozelle St.



  Mr Clarence ? and Miss Myrtle Spiker, both of Dodson Md, were married on the Bridge that spans the Potomac River at Harrison, W Va, Tues night, Oct 17, 1911. The ceremony was performed by Rev R C Weidler, of Kitzmiller.
  Mr James Gough and Miss Emma Moon, both of Kitzmiller Md, were married by Rev R C Weidler, at the brides home, Wed evening, Oct 18, 1911.
  Mr Edward Markwood and Miss Lulu Blake of Kitzmiller Md, were married in the parlors of the Browning Hotel, Kitzmiller, last Sun afternoon, Oct 22, 1911. Rev R C Weidler tied the Nuptial knot.
  Other marriages are to follow very soon.



  Miss Patience Van Deventer, daughter of Mr Addison C Van Deventer, of Paeonian Springs Va, and Rev Guy A Luttrell, Alexandria Va, Methodist Episcopal minister, were married at the bride's home by the Rev A N Prettyman, pastor of the Presbyterian church, at Waterford, Va.



  On Wed evening, Oct 18, 1911, the news came over the phone that Gaver Sharpless was dead. It was true that he had been complaining and a physician had been called but suddenly the brittle thread of life snapped. His age is 5(?3) years, 5 months, and 2 days. The burial was on an adjoining farm, the Frank Junkins, formerly the Joseph Dixon farm. He leaves a wife and daughter, two sisters, Mrs Wm T Dixon and Mrs John Schwinabart, to mourn their loss. His wife was the daughter of John Dixon. His two brothers, James A and Rev John Sharpless have been dead a number of years. The active pall bearers were: James and Wm Kitzmiller, Morgan Bane, Henry Sutton, Henry Duling, and F C Patton. Honorary pall bearers, O A Hood, Harry L Arnold, Frank Bane, Ed Blackburn, Upton Pritchard and Ed Kitzmiller.
  The deceased was one of our most prosperous farmer and an upright citizen. The following beautiful tribute comes form a near friend. For half an hour before religious services there was almost a continued stream of friends wending their way by the beautiful casket in which h lay Jesse Gaver Sharpless as if asleep. His face was beautiful in death, reflecting the sublime tranquility and heavenly peace that made a lasting impression and brought a tear of regret at parting of everyone that passed to say good bye. shortly after on o'clock, Rev John Dayton requested that the appropriate hymn, "Asleep in Jesus" be sung, "Jesus Lover of my Soul" and "Rock of Ages" were the other hymns used. After reading the Scriptures Rev John Dayton selected the words of our Savior, "I am the resurrection and the life" and preached an earnest sermon.
  After the sermon, Mr F C Rollman spoke of two flowers he desired to bring as his tribute of esteem and affection, flowers that would never wilt nor fade.
  The first was when he approached Gaver Sharpless this summer and explained to him the needs of the Davis Child Shelter, at Charleston, and of the good work of caring of the motherless, fatherless and homeless children. How cheerfully and gladly Gaver responded with five dollars to help feed the little ones. Another flower to his memory when he approached Gaver and suggested the holding of a religious service in his grove, gladly Gaver consented and with his hands he erected the seats, and his hands, like Jacob of old, erected the pulpit for the worship of our Lord and Savior, and our God. And in his grove, that Sun there arose a sweet incense of songs, and testimonies and prayers that ascended to the throne of our Heavenly Father, it was a spiritual uplift, an inspiration to all of God's people to press onward and upward. These two instances show us the real heart of the man, warm and tender as a child.
  There was a large attendance at the funeral, which was on Fri. F C Rollman was the funeral director.
  A Friend


  Mrs Sallie Taylor, wife of Capt William Taylor, died suddenly at their home at Emoryville, this county, of heart disease, Thurs evening, Oct 19, 1911 aged 67 years. She was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Markwood, of near Burlington. She leaves three brothers, Mr J H Markwood of Keyser, Mr J W Markwood of this county and Rev Luke R Markwood, a member of the Baltimore Conference, ME Church South. She is survived also by three sisters, Mrs Wm H Chamberlain and Misses Nannie and Flora Markwood, all of whom reside in this county. Her husband, who is a prosperous merchant of Emoryville, and one of our noblest citizens, together with five children are left to mourn their irreparable loss. The children are Mr Thomas Taylor, Supt of the Black Diamond Mine, Emoryvillle W V, Mrs Mary McHenry of Westernport MD, Mrs Sadie Murphy of Henry W VA, and Misses Lucy and Bernice, at home.
  Mrs Taylor was an estimable Christian lady. For many years she has been a member of the ME Church, South. Set was the kind of a wife and mother that makes a real home and that makes this world worth living in. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sun afternoon and Mon the body was brought to Keyser and buried in Queens Point Cemetery. The services at the home were conducted by Revs Bernard and Yost and at the grave by Rev M H Keen.
  On the 23 of Oct 1866, Capt William Taylor and Miss Sallie Markwood were married and that day Capt Taylor brought his young, beautiful, blushing bride to New Creek, now Keyser. On the 23 of Oct 1911, the forty-fifth anniversary of their marriage, he brought the lifeless form of her who had been true to him and his children all of these years and buried it by the side of loved ones who had gone before. Such is life. He has the sympathy of a host of true friends.


  Mr Nelson Dayton, who ran a Pressing and Cleaning Club in the Bright Building on Armstrong St, Keyser, died at his home in McCoole, Thurs morning, Oct 26, 1911, after a lingering illness from typhoid fever, which had taken a relapse, aged about 25 years. He will be buried in Queens Point cemetery this afternoon, after services at the home conducted by Rev J H Brunk. He was a son of Mr J I Datyon, of McCoole, and leaves a widow, who is a daughter of Mr Wm Stewart, of Keyser and a son who is in his third year. He is survived by two brothers, Solomon, who lives in Cumberland, and Alvin, whose home is in Keyser, but who is now ill with typhoid fever at the home of his mother-in-law in Midland. His two sisters are Miss Mary who lives in Cumberland and Miss Bertha, who lives in Midland.
  Mr Dayton was a progressive young business man and very popular with his associates. His untimely death is mourned by a large circle of warm friends.


  Romangus Farmer, aged about 26 years, son of Mr and Mrs John Farmer, who lives near Shilon church, Hampshire Co, was drowned in Capon river while attempting to ford the stream, which was swollen form recent rains, Wed afternoon of last week.
  Richard Goode, driving one team, and young Farmer, with another, loaded with barrels, started about noon for Augusta. Mr Goode drove across the bridge at Capon Bridge and the young man who was drowned could have done the same, but it is thought he tried ot overtake the first team by fording the stream at another place. The river had risen several feet in consequence of heavy rains the night before, and when the young man drove the team into the stream the wagon was tilted and swept aside by an undercurrent, causing Mr Farmer to be swept down the stream.

  Mrs Elizabeth Baker, wife of Levi Baker, died suddenly Sat afternoon at Ridgeley, opposite Cumberland, aged 70 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by five sons, R E and A S Baker, well known railroad men of Ridgeley, C B Baker, McCoole Md, J R Baker, Keyser, J D Baker, Montrose W Va and three daughters, Mrs Eva Miller Ridgeley, at whose home Mrs Baker Died; Susie Huff and Mrs Clara Miller.


  Sim Bright, who resides on his farm, near Fairmont, while gathering apples Thurs evening of last week, fell from an apple tree to the ground and sustained a badly broken limb. Two bones are broken in the member and one of the bones is badly shattered. The accident was a severe one and will likely confine him to his home for a long time.
  Mr Bright's many friends in Keyser will regret to learn of his misfortune.


  Mr E A Placka left at this office this morning a sweet potato that weighs four pounds and six ounces, but its manner of growth is more interesting than its size; it is ridged like a muskmelon and is divided into five equal sections. We doubt if anyone ever saw another one like it.


  "Kropsie Crest" the summer home of Mr and Mrs H G Steorts, near McCoole, was the scene of an enjoyable party on the evening of Oct 21. Miss Louise Steorts, the hostess, showed the guests royal a good time and each and everyone enjoyed themselves to the fullest extent. Those present were: Misses Louise Steorts, Irene Davis, Frankie Simmons, Ruth Bane, Fannie Davis, Elsie Wagoner, Helen Vossler, Vira Frye and Mary Moore. Messrs D A Christopher, Paul Davis, John Johnson, Rex Lauck, Jack Wilson, Joe Sparks, Perry Greenwade, Wilbur Chapman;, John Bane and Clyde Hott


  Mr Sheridan Kenny of Hampshire St, a son of Mr T F Kenny and a student of the W Va Preparatory School at Keyser, while exercising in the gymnasium of the school on Tues afternoon, accidentally fell from the bars, and broke his right arm. The injured arm was promptly dressed by Dr Hoffman, of Keyser and Mr Kenny returned to his home in Piedmont on the B&O accommodation train at 6:18.
-Piedmont Independent


  Last week we stated that Mr J H Markwood had received two handsome new hearses to replace those destroyed in the Potomac Milling and Ice Co, when it burned in Sept. The two hearses are here but the article should have stated that one of them belongs to the Thompson Furniture Co and the other to Mr Markwood.


  Mr J W Rees has bought a farm at Green Spring depot and will move his family from near Alaska to that place next week. The farm is level and well located, the land runs up very close to the depot.


  Julia Kelley, et als, vs John R Kelley et als. commissioners made report which was accepted.
  Virginia G Kalbaugh et al vs Wm G Kalbaugh et al.
  The commissioners report motion was docketed and continued for further action.
  Bessie Oyster vs Mabel Melon et al Charles N Finnell was appointed special commissioner to make sale of real estate.
  Samuel T Spears vs S W Ritter et al referred to H G Fisher, commissioner in chancery.
  Charles W Cook vs Mary M Cook et als, Court confirmed sale of lot No 63 to Susie J Tasker for $1375.00.
  The State vs James Rhodes, Misdemean'r acknowledged guilt and sentenced to six months in jail and to pay a fine of $50.
  State vs Upton Fletcher, misdemeanor plead guilty, verdict six months in jail and fine of $50.
  Laban Riley vs Alpheus Whitaker and John H Whitaker, a suit for ejectment. The verdict gave the land in dispute to the plaintiff and required the defendants to pay cost.
  Robert Washington vs Patrick Kenny. Jury found for plaintiff giving him the land in dispute and $505 for timber cut by the defendant.
  J W W Davis vs Andy Ledlow. court gave J W W Davis verdict for $36.63 and the defendant is required to pay cost.
  E W Hill vs E M Stottlemyer. Jury allowed plaintiff $108.80. Defendant made motion for arrest of judgement and new trial. Court takes time to consider.
  On motion of W H Griffith, J W Robinson, a duly licensed attorney, of Taylor county, was admitted to practice in this court by taking the required oath.
  State vs G Papas, misdemeanor, two indictments, plead guilty, fined ten dollars for selling on Sun and twenty-five dollars for selling cigarettes to minors.
  State vs E T Caray, two indictments for misdemeanor. State refuses to prosecute and case is dismissed.
  George B Shank vs John W Shirley. Jury found for the plaintiff and assessed his damages at $63.60. Motion made for arrest of judgment and new trial.
  E K Wilson vs US Express Co, Jury found for plaintiff and assessed his damages at $110.00 with interest until paid.



  The Jury in the suit of James Rudy, of Romney, a traveling representative of the international Harvester company, against the Baltimore and Ohio RR Co, for 10,000 damages last Sat evening brought in a verdict for $4,250 for the plaintiff. While passenger on an excursion train between Cumberland and Washington, MR Rudy was struck in the eye by a rebounding beer bottle which had been thrown by a passenger who had been drinking and carousing on the train. The case may go to the court of Appeals. It hinges entirely upon law, the facts are undispersed.


  Mr Notley Browning of Oakland, raised on a five acre lot in the suburbs of Oakland a thousand bushels of corn, which ahs been harvested, measured and cribbed. The corn raised by Mr Browning was of two varieties, the improved eight row and the drought proof, both excellent for feeding purposes or for consumption in the home.


  I have before me for settlement the following account: C W Fout, admr of Mrs Etta Fleming.
E B Reynods, Com'r of Accounts


  Standing over the biers of their two brothers, Elias and Troy Hatfield, who were shot and killed by an Italian in Fayette county a few days ago, The stalwart sons of "Devil Anse" Hatfield, Noted feud leader, who professed religion, responded to the pleadings of their aged parent, embraced religion and pledged themselves to live better lives. Every member of the noted feud family was at home, to attend the double funeral. Troy and Elias Hatfield, the victims of the Italian, were two of thirteen brothers.
  Everyone of these boys was trained in his youth to be prepared to bring about, if necessary the extermination of the McCoy clan. the bodies of Troy and Elias Hatfield were taken back to their old home in Logan county for Burial and "Uncle Dyke" Garret, the veteran mountain preacher, who led "Devil Anse" to the alter, was summoned to conduct the double funeral.
  When they say their brothers cold in death and heard the final benedictions pronounced over them, sorrow filled the hearts of the surviving brothers and they together went forward and made a confession to faith.


  Last Mon the County Court granted a franchise to the Ridgeley and Miller Avenue RR Co, to construct and operate a street railroad. The road will extend from the Blue Bridge crossing the Potomac River at Cumberland to Knobmont, on the W Va side where the W M Shops are to be located, a distance of about three miles and where a pleasure park will be laid out on the river bank. They expect to begin work next spring. The officers of the co are John L Miller, President; R A Radcliffe, secretary; C A Miller, treasurer; J T Vandergrift is a member of the board of director. The company is Chartered under the laws of W Va with the authorized capital of $25,000.


  We are told that the early riser these mornings may be rewarded by being permitted to witness another comet. It may be seen in the east about 5 o'clock so we have been informed.



  Mrs George Kitzmiller and daughter, Mrs John Rafter, Miss Ida Wilson, Prof Groves, Mr John Marvell and Mr Ed Durham, all of Kitzmiller Md, came down to attend the Concert in the Prep Auditorium last Sat night.


  Under the supervision of N J Crooks the debris of the burnt building belonging to the Potomac Milling and Ice Co, has been cleared away and very soon the contractors will begin to erect a handsome livery barn on the same foundations. J B Fetzer has the contract for the brick work, and C W Shelly for the wood work. The company is now carrying on the livery business, Cor Davis and Armstrong Sts.


  Mr W B Burgess, who has had a store in McCoole, has moved it into the room on Water St, formerly occupied by W T Biser, and Mr Lee Wagoner will be associated with him in the business at the new stand.


  Cerro Gordo, Ill Oct 23, 1911
  From Taylor Arnold, mentions his daughter, Mrs D M Hendricks, of Mechanicksburg, is very sick with typhoid fever, but is getting along nicely at this writing.


  Last Mon, Oct 23, 1911, Rev Henry Homan observed his ninetieth birthday. Preparations had been made for a sumptuous dinner and invited guests, but Mr Homan was not well and it was feared that the excitement would bee too much of a strain upon him, so they had to forego that pleasure. Bro Homan fell in his yard last week and had not sufficiently recovered to be able to enjoy a crowd on his birthday,. but he is now able to walk in his garden and enjoy the invigorating frost ladened atmosphere of our Golden October days.
  Mr Homan is known to nearly all of our readers and they will all rejoice with him on having attained such a ripe age the years of which have been spent to the glory of his God and for the welfare of his fellow man. Our readers will recall that he preached on the Van Myra camp ground last Aug.


  The McNeill Chapter U D C will meet on Fri evening, Oct 27, 1911 at 7:30 at the home of Miss Mollie Brown. A full attendance is requested. Mrs Edwin A Burke, President, Maria Vass Frye, Secretary.


  In the case of Russell Tasker vs Joseph C Arnold, a suit for damages, the jury, after deliberating three days, rendered a verdict in favor of the plaintiff and fixed his damages at one cent.
  In the case against Allen McKenzie who shot Richard Riggleman, at Chaffee, last month, the jury rendered a verdict of "Guilty of unlawful but not malicious shooting" and recommended the prisoner to the mercy of the court.


  Mr E A Placka left at this office this morning a sweet potato that weighs four pounds and six ounces, but its manner of growth is more interesting than its size; it is ridged like a muskmelon and is divided into five equal sections. We doubt if anyone ever saw another one like it.


  Marvin Harmison and Ed Mayhew killed a fine deer on middle Ridge a few days ago, and Dr Page Gibbons, of Morgantown, killed a two prong deer in the Trough not long ago.


  Mrs Arthur Lee was successfully operated on Mon morning for appendicitis at the Davis Memorial Hospital by Dr Wm W Golden. Mrs Lee has been subject to attacks of this disease the last two years. Last winter she had a severe attack of it and was laid up for several weeks at her Washington home. She has suffered form it more or less a good part of the summer.


  This is to notify all persons who are indebted to the estate of Jno W Cook, deceased, to pay the undersigned at once and also to notify those who are owed by the estate of John W Cook, deceased, to present their bills tot he undersigned properly proved.
J C Davis, Administrator




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