JULY 4, 1913


Now since the post office has reopened here again, I will try to send in a few items for your valuable paper, and also to please Nero, of the Echo, who has been punching me until my ribs are sore.

Last Monday evening the local freight train coming east hit a colored woman, Cad. Johnson, and hurled her into the Potomac from off the Dawson bridge. She was rescued from the river by the train crew, and taken to Gerstell by the scribe on the truck car. Outside of a few bruises and cuts on the arms, she escaped injury.

Mr and Mrs James Swaner were visiting friends at Pinto Sunday

Mr and Mrs R D Ravenscroft celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday. Quite a number of their friends and relatives were present for the occasion, and presented them with many valuable gifts.

Mr and Mrs Rutlege Yonker of Lonaconing were visiting friends here Saturday and Sunday.

Some of the farmers have been harvesting their wheat crop which is turning out very good.

Miss Olive Allamong, who has been staying with Mrs L O Mott, has gone to Romney to spend a couple of weeks.

Daniel Dawson was in Cumberland Monday.

Mr and Mrs Robert Yonker of Keyser, were calling on relatives here Tuesday.

Some of the boys picked up a tortoise here bearing the date of 1852, and the initials H C D, supposed to be H C Dawson's now an old man, but quite a youth when the initials were inscribed.



Mrs Helen Ashby, of Crellin, near Oakland, Md, died June 24, 1913, aged 89 years. She is the mother of Mr Thomas W Ashby who was with her when she died. Mr Ashby's condition not favorable and he is not able to return home.

Mrs Bert Harvey and two daughters, Misses Nellie and Catherine, of New Mexico, arrived the first of the week, and will visit friends here.

The all day meeting last Sunday was quite a success. Seats were arranged in a cool and shady grove near the town, and at 9:30 a spirited prayer and class meeting in which a large number participated was led by Messrs J E Aronhalt and Geo R Branner. The attentive gathering then listened to a pointed sermon delivered by Rev W W White. Cross, Blaine, Wabash and other places were represented at the meeting. At 2:30 pm D C Arnold led in the Sunday School hour conducting an interesting review. Short but spicy talks were made by James Norman, J E Aronhalt, C H Bishoff, Reys L C Messick, W W White and John A Shockey. At 3 o'clock Rev L C Messick delivered an interesting discourse to a large audience. After song service in the evening Rev John A Shockey gave a clear cut sermon which was much appreciated. The attendance was good and all the services much enjoyed. Services are held each evening this week.

Prof Elmer Funkhouser, one of the teachers in the S C I at Dayton, Va, was in town last week and the first of this week.

Mr John Brock, of Elk Garden, is the new mail carrier between Elk Garden and Sulphur. He made his first trip last Tuesday.

There was an interesting game of baseball on the home diamond last Saturday between the home team and Blaine. Score 8 to 2 in favor of Elk. Batteries for Elk, Shay, Kenny and Blackburn; Blaine, Fazenbaker and -----, Come again, boys.

At the homecoming meeting last week Lloyd Oates was elected president and Mayor W H Kight, secretary. The various committees were elected and the time for homecoming the first week in September. Further announcements will be made later.

Mr John Blackburn and daughter, Reily, have the smallpox.

Lee Foreman, of Dartmoor, is home on a visit.

Hot weather and don't forget to swat the fly.


July 2, 1913

Yesterday Bd. D Hanlin went on the road as mail carrier between Bismark and Gormania. This makes the third term which he has been contractor for this route. Two years ago he transferred the contract to John Mooreland, who has performed the service very successfully. Mr Hanlin is noted for his punctuality and faithfulness in all matters entrusted to him, and the people are glad to know that he is to serve them. Mr Hanlin's bid was $672. This is an advance of about $200 over the former contract, but as he was the only bidder the department saw fit to accept it. A change has been made in the schedule whereby the mail will start from Mt Storm instead from Bismark as before. M F Cosner, the Bismark postmaster, has tendered his resignation. It was largely through the efforts of Mr Cosner that the postoffice at that place was established several years ago. He has been one of Uncle Sam's most faithful and trustworthy servants and the patrons of that office will be sorry that the pressure of other business has made it necessary for him to resign. Dewit Cosner, the genial Bismark merchant, will probably be his successor, in which case the postoffice will be moved to Dewit's store.

Rev and Mrs E P Idleman of Albright, are here on a visit to relatives and friends.

Some Bismark folks walked over to Stony River dam Monday to take in the sights and fish a little. They camped out Monday night and returned Tuesday. They must have cast their nets on the wrong side for we were informed they came home hungry.

Rev George Leeper preached in the Presbyterian church here Saturday night and Sunday morning. He baptized four children Sunday morning.

Rev E P Idleman preached in the M E Church Sunday night to a large and appreciative audience.

In our last communication we were made to say Children's Day would be observed at Mt Storm July 3rd instead of July 13th. This will be an all day meeting with dinner on the ground.

It was quite a shock to the people of this community when the news was heralded over the phone that Mr E G Vossler was dead. For a number of years he was engaged in the mercantile business here. He was always noted for his sterling honesty and integrity, careful in business, he seldom made a mistake, and when he did he was always glad to correct it when pointed out. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Jas J Idleman went to Gettysburg this week.

X O X.


Harvesting is the order of the day some are done and some have just commenced.

Albert Roby, the merchant of Zero, was in this vicinity today on business.

Thomas Boswell, of near Moorefield, the new mail carrier between here and Moorefield, commenced carrying the mail today.

E G Ruckman has Sunday school at White Pine last Sunday

Wm High, Crowder Hartman and R A Rinker are running their binders on full time this week.

J U Huffman had a horse to choke on an ear of corn last week. The veterinary was summoned from Moorefield and gave medical attention.

Mrs Sarah Cunningham held an open air festival last Saturday night, proceeds for school purposes.

Silvester Rinker is on the sick list.

Sunday school at White Pine Sunday morning at 6th at 9 am, preaching at 10:30

The Hardy county stores are doing a flourishing business. The clerks that say the least get the trade and business.

A few boys from this vicinity broke in White Pine church a few Sunday's ago, going through the window they scattered corn and torn paper over the floor. Their names are being held for future developments.

Uncle Tommy Newhouse died at the home of Jacob and James Vanmeter, of Old Fields, Thursday night of last week. Interment in the Kelly burying ground, Saturday at 11 am. He leaves one son, Charles, and three sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Another Confederate soldier has answered the roll call. Uncle Tommy will be missed. He was one of the best blacksmiths in Hampshire and Hardy county.



Washington, June 28, The President sent to the Senate yesterday the nomination of Warren D Cline to be postmaster as Williamson, Wva.

Fairmont, W Va, June 30, Judge William S Haymond on Saturday, sentence five members of the Black Hand gang, for the cutting of post master Zebulan M Reese, at Watson, last March, to terms in the state Penitentiary at Moundsville.

Hendricks W Va, June 30, (Special) The latest business addition to the place is the Farmers and Merchants Bank, which will open its doors for business July 2. The following officers were selected to serve this year. President, J E Poling, Vice-Pres, F E Mower, Cashier, A W Windom.

Morgantown W Va, June 29, Fifty people, mostly women and children, while standing on a swinging bridge in the second ward late Thursday afternoon watching a balloon ascension, were thrown into Deckers creek when the cables supporting the bridge gave way. None of the children was injured but one man was badly cut on the face.

The case of W C Bond, the lumber operator of Tucker county said to be worth $4000,000, charged with burning his lumber mill to obtain the insurance, has been transferred to this county. The term of court begins July 22, and promises to be lengthy. There are over 200 witnesses and about a dozen atty's in the Bond case.

Marlington W Va, July 2, Just as the train bearing veterans to Gettysburg was pulling into station here Capt. Levi Waugh, of Moffett Page Camp, United Confederate Veterans, was stricken by heat paralysis and lies unconscious here at the home of his daughter, Mrs A D Williams. Owing to his age, 75 years, doctors entertain but little hope of his recovery.

Point Mills, July 2, Archies Hess, 19 years old, was drowned yesterday in the pool above the B&O RR dam, near Point Mills. He was bathing with 12 others and it is thought stepped in a hole and got beyond his depth. The body was found after all the water was drained from the pool. His parents are dead and he resided with his grandfather, J C Woodruff.

Romney, July 2, While driving his four horse team loaded with lumber, piled also with crates of eggs and chickens, from Rio to Romney last Wednesday afternoon, Dick Maphis had the misfortune to have the load overturned killing all but 11 chickens and smashing the eggs as well as dangerously injuring one of the horses. Mr Maphis was watering the horses when one of them became unmanageable, probably having been stung by a bee.

Huntington W Va, July 1, Two young boys are believed to have perished in a fire which broke out shortly after midnight in McCormick's livery stable, entirely destroying the property and burning up a number of horses. The fire threatened to spread to an adjourning building occupied by a wholesale feed company. The police are searching for Wayne Alley who recently set fire to the building because the owner had arrested for stealing.

Wellsburg, July 2, The coroner's inquest over the body of Mrs James Lazear, who was run down by a buggy and killed, in Wellsburg, resulted in Harry H Garrison being held yesterday for manslaughter. Mrs Lazear was waiting for a street car, when Garrison, who is said to have been drinking, drove his horse directly at her, failing to see her in the poor light on the street. She was born in W Liberty, 66 years ago and was a sister of Deputy Assessor Biggs of Wheeling, J S Lazear county superintendent of schools of Ohio county, is a nephew.

Grafton, July 2, Judge of the circuit court of Barb county, granted a injunction against the Coal and Coke RR from entering Elkins across the lines of the Western Maryland. This means a delay of ten hours from passengers from B&O lines getting into Elkins.

Officials of the B&O RR here today stated that the injunction was temporarily suspended for ten days and the trains would continue to operate as heretofore during this from Grafton. Further developments are expected in a few days. Belief is current that this is the first move made against the B&O by the NY Central interests.

Grafton, W Va, June 28-The big plant of the Grafton Window Glass Co. in the East End of town, which also includes about 7 acres of land, was sold under the bammer this morning in front of the court house in the sum of $24,000. The plant will be generally overhauled and it is said that it will be in full operation in a short time.

Samuel Grove O'Kelly, aged 48, died at his home at Morgantown, W Va, Friday. During several years of his life immediately proceeding his death, Mr O'Keely was a trusted and valued employee of the Elkins Coal and Coke Co. and of the M&K Railroad Co. He spent his life in Morgantown and engaged in many activities which gave him a wide acquaintance.

Tyrconnell, W Va, June 29-The old and well known name of Tyrconnell has been abandoned as the name of a postoffice in Taylor county, W Va, and the name of Rosemont has been substituted. It seems to have been a case in which the residents of the place thought a rose by any other name would not be as sweet so they had the name changed. Martin A Lynch, who was postmaster of Tyrconnell will now be postmaster at Rosemont.

Cumberland Md, June 27-Lewis J McNemar, 57 years old, B&O watchman at the Williams street crossing, this city, was instantly killed when the trained backed over him. McNemar was a former freight conductor between Keyser and Grafton, W Va, and lost an arm in an accident ten years ago. He is survived by his wife and several children.

Charleston, W Va, June 27-Application was made to the public service commission today by the Chesapeake and Ohio RR Co. for permission to increase its rate of passenger fares in W Va. Three years ago the company enjoined the state and county authorities for enforcing the two cent fare law by a writ from the circuit court upheld the law and recently the Supreme Court of the U S upheld its validity. The company must now return to the two cent fare, having charged three cents per mile since the original injunction was issued. The company charged that the state law is confiscatory. No date has been set for a hearing of the petition.

Huntington W Va, June 27.-Miss Emma Enyart, 24, the only woman motorcycle driver in Huntington, was run down and instantly killed this evening when she collided with an automobile driven by Mrs E E Williams, wife of a local attorney.

Hundred, W Va, June 27-The small pox seems to be well at hand, so far as the cases already developed are concerned, and no new cases were developed today. The three or four cases reported are all quarantined and under the care of competent physicians.

Grafton W Va, June 27-William Graham, one of the first white children born in Preston county, and a resident of Grafton for 60 years, died at the age of 80. His father was among the state's first settlers. He served throughout the Civil War and was a charter member of the local lodge of the Odd Fellows. He served as a B&O employee for over 50 years, retiring in 1900. He was the family of railroad men, as all four sons were in the railway service. He is survived by his wife, two aged sisters and one brother, six children and 19 grandchildren.

Grafton, W Va, June 27-The committee of the local board of trade recently sent to the flooded districts of Ohio to confer with manufacturing concerns practically put out of business by the recent flood, have reported very favorably on the trip. There are a number of plants now figuring on locating in Grafton and it is said that a large percent of the industries of that section are going to rebuild in other flooded districts.



Wilbur Troutman, of Alaska, and Bertha Willison, of Patterson's Creek.

Edward N Miller and Elizabeth R Cole, both of Edgewood.

Albert H Broome, of Patterson's Creek and Carrie S Oglesbee of Alaska.

William N Stewart of Springfield and Elsie C Moreland of Hanging Rock, W Va.

William C Blackburn and Maria E Likins both of Martin W Va.

John E Clark of Burner W Va and Lina Channell, of Elkins W Va.

Garrett W Smith of Ridgely and Myrtle E Raiston, of Cumberland.

Thomas A Musto, Jr and Mary G Sheplett, both of Burner W Va.

William H Wilson and Loretta E Kline, both of Westernport.



MARRIED, in Westernport, Md, July 1, 1913, by the Rev H V Wheeler, Mr Byron W Kesner and Miss Ethel D Miers. Both contracting parties are well known Keyser people, and we extend them our best wishes.


The marriage of Mr Harry Scheer of Williamson, son of Mr A C Scherr and Miss Rosalie Wall was solemnized Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's uncle, Mr J W Williams, of Greensboro, NC. After an eastern honeymoon, Mr and Mrs Scherr will be at the home in Williamson, where Mr Scherr is a successful attorney.


A very pretty wedding was solemnized on last Sunday at the residence of Mr and Mrs Daniel Wilson at Short Run, Md, when their daughter, Ida Amelia, became the bride of Olan V Fortney of Kitzmiller. The ceremony was performed at high noon by Rev. J R Cheuvront of the M E church in the presence of a host of relatives and friends.
The bride wore a gown of white chiffon over cream satin and carried white roses. The groom wore a suit of French Serge. Miss Bess Reckley of Hambleton, W Va, a cousin of the bride acted as bridesmaid and Mr Walter Fortney, brother of the groom, as best man.
The happy couple left on train No. 4 for Pittsburgh and other eastern cities.


The marriage of Mr Clifford Henry Wells to Miss Nyna Fredericka Bond, which took place in Brooklyn NY, Saturday, June 28, has just been announced. Mr Wells is a member of a large Brass Manufacturing firm of Waterbury, Conn, where they will reside. His bride, who is a daughter of the late Flournoy Bond of Keyser, W Va, has for a number of years held the position of Music Buyer for the firm of Abraham and Straus, Brooklyn.


A quiet wedding was solemnized at the Centre Street Methodist Parsonage on the evening of June 14th, when Miss Letta Grayce Bond of Keyser, W Va, became the bride of Mr Frank Worthington Beacham of Philadelphia. Rev. Dawson performed the ceremony after which the couple came to Keyser to spend a few days with relatives. The bride is the daughter of the late Flournoy Bond formerly of Pendleton county, and is well and favorably known among a circle of friends in both Keyser and Philadelphia. The groom was recently appointed Lumber Inspector for the Pocahontas Lumber Co, of Philadelphia, located at Burner, W Va, at which place they will reside.



A list of marriages solemnized by The late Rev Wm Welch During his ministerial Life.
(continued from last week)


Jan 14. Miver Davis to Mary Ross, $2; March 18, Phil McNemar to Mary Bobo, $1.94, April 22, J F Edmunds to Mary McGord, $2.37 ½, April 22, W, Steerman to Mary Smith, $2, June 3, James Leadman to Amasa Cassady, $3, Sept 2, Dan Steerman to Rebecca Davis, $2, Sept 23, John Polon to Phebe Ellifritz, $2, Oct 10, Albert Watson to Ann McNemar, $3, Oct 14, James Riggs to Matoda Vandiver, $5, Oct 28, Jacob Miller to Ann Roberts, $2, Nov 18, John Blackburn to Cath Rawlings, $1, Nov 18, Thos Randells to Ann Culp, $2.


Jan 6, Hiram Metcalf to Clarissa Baker, $2, Jan, Sam Mooreland to Eliz Smith, $2, Jan 20, Lewis Kitzmiller to Madaline Paugh, $1.50, Jan 20, Joseph Kitzmiller to Mary Sollars, $1.50, Feb 17, Sam Stewart to Christina Rinker, $1.94, April 12, Thos Haddox to Nancy Welch, $2, May 19, John Vandiver to Nancy Blackburn, $5, Nov 17, Andrew Barnhouse to Rebecca Smith, $2, Dec 15, John Null to Margaret Miller, $2, Dec 17, Elisa Kester to Ann Propst, $2, Dec 18, Henry Bean to Julia A Bosley, $2.


Jan 26, Jacob Miller to Nancy Broadwater, $2.50, March 15, David Dye to Sallie A Harrison, $2, Mar 22, Wm Dobbins to Betsie Ann Leatherman, $2, April 5, George Tasker to Aseneth Davis, $2, May 8, Wm Fout to Margaret Patengall, $2, May 17, Wm Metcalf to Tamzen Hackreylot, $2, Sept 27, George Schrock to Rachel Inskeep, $3, Dec 5, James Wilson to Lucinda Junkins, $2.


Jan 8, Elijah Van Baskirk to Eliz Mott, $2, Jan 17, D B Lyons to Eliz Lees, $2, April 11, John Salters to Hannah Berry, $2, July 5, Isaac Murphy to Lavina Clark, $2, Sept 5, Thos Dixon to Mary Junkins, $2, Sept 22, James B Harvey to Mary Junkins, $2, Oct 15, Hugh Parrill to Lucy Cundiff, $2, Nov 10, Joseph Davis to Nancy St Clair, $2, Dec 31, Allen Neal to Luranah Endler, $2.50.


Jan 2, Elias Davis to Catherine Coll, $2, March 30, James Ravenscroft to Sarah A Trenter, $1.87 ½, May 8, John G Brant to Margaret Junkins, $2, Aug 27, Wm Harvey to Sarah A Cassady, $2.12 ½, Sept 24, James McCormick to Lynth Nall, $2, Oct 9, James White to Elizabeth Robinson, $1.87 ½, Dec 14, Wm Wilson to Eliza A Simmons, $2, Dec 18, Abner Bane to Elizabeth Long, $2.


Jan 8, Wm Kite to Nancy McCormack, $2, Jan 12, Saul Whiting to Jane Sutton (colored), Feb 15, Stephen Hull to Cath Utta, Feb 26, Moses Roberts to Eliz Roberts, $1.93, March 17, Edmund Leeright to Susan Welch, $10, May 12, John Dew to Ann Duling, $2.93, May 27, Dan Hendrixon to Mariah Grayson, $1.93, June 4, Jno Flannigan to Eleanor Reese, $2, July 6, Wm Janney to Mary Jinkins, $2, Aug 27, Hanniball Bruce to Mary A Coats (colored) $2, Sept 24, Joseph Douthit to Penelope Simmons, $3, Oct 15, John Hendrixon to Eliza Head, $2.


Jan 28, James Harris to Nancy Rotruck, $2, Feb 4, H F Tasker to Mariah Harvey, $2, April 12, Randolph Mott to Sarah Hull, $1.25, April 1, Martin McNemar to Ann M Dye, $5, May 5, James Culp to Cath Flick, $2, May 19, William Rogers to Mary Parker, $1.75, May 31, Wright Welton to Eliz Johnson, $4.87 ½, Aug 31, Wash Bobo to Sarah Liller, $2, Sept 15, Jonathan High to Sydner Shoemaker, $2, Oct 18, Sam Rinker to Emily High, $2, Oct 20, Jacob Sigler to Sarah Nally, $2, Nov 1, Aaron Singleton to Margaret Myers, $3, Nov 4, Richard Steerman to Mary Burtnit, $2, Nov 8, Enoch Barker to Lucy Long, $3, Nov 2, Joseph Spade to Eliz Leatherman, $2, Dec 22, Francis Martin to Margaret Urice, $2, Dec 27, John Maxwell to Rebecca Wilson.


Jan 19, Solomon Bean to Eliz Shillingburg, Jan 19, Joseph Baker to Millie Smith, $2, Jan 24, Amariah Hendrixon to Eliza Davis, $2, Mar 2, Andrew Dawson to Millie Cundiff, Mar 30, James Sheetz to Mahala Blackburn, $4, May 4, Jacob Flick to Eliza Spencer, $2, May 16, John Harris to Sarah Likins, $2, Aug 3, John Rogers to Eleanor Nesbit, $2, Aug 24, Cephas Dawson to Margaret Leatherman, $2, Sept 19, Wm Dawson to Sarah Ravenscraft, Oct 13, Elizah P Brant to Sarah Kight, $2, Dec 3, Thornton Baker to Barbary Arnold, $2, Dec 28, Jacob Gangus to Cath Flick, $2, Dec 30, L R Metcalf to Margaret Brown, $2.


Jan 28, Edmund Murphy to Phebe Davis, $2, May 25, Johnson Conanovan to Polly Bosly, $3, June 14, Landon Bumcrots to Margaret Davy, $1.50, Sept 8, Phil Bosly to Nancy Harris, $1, Sept 20, Thos Dobbins to Nancy Ravenscraft, $2, Oct 5, Wm Dayton to Theodasia Kite, $2, Nov 22, James Lockridge to Mary Junkins, $2, Dec 6, John McRobie to Margaret Murphy, $1.60.


Jan 29, James Tate to Eliz Flick, $2, Jan 29, Henry Bosly to Hannah Bosly, $2.50, Feb 14, Robert Arnold to Tirzah Shoemaker, $2, March 26, Jessie Cropper to Mary Ann McCullough, $2, Mar 28, Thornton A King to Armitha Kite, $3, Aug 1, Conrad Markwood to Margaret Lewis, $3, Sept 12, Jacob M Rotruck Margaret Greenwade, $2, Sept 19, James B Pugh to Eveline Howard, $3.87 ½, Sept 19, E G Blackburn to Susan Rotruck, $2, Nov 14, Benji Moon to Hester Harvey, $3, Isaac Mills to Sarah Smith, $2, Dec 19, Sol Smith to Rachel Janney, $2, Dec 22, Henry Lore to Margaret Abernathy, $2.


Jan 7, Dan Flanagan to Susan Arnold, $2.50, May 28, Peter Miller to Eliz Urice, $2, June 23, Sam Pomfirt to Eliza Moreland, $2, July 16, J W H Metcalf to Mary Davis, $2, Aug 25, John Green to Eliz Barnhouse, $2, Oct 8, Joseph Blackburn to Eliz Sollars, $2, Oct 20, Peter Stall to Sarah Van Biskirk, $5, Nov 26, John Staggs to Margaret Whiteman, $2.

To Be Continued



Earnest Beard of Bloomington, died Wednesday morning while in the hospital in this city, from injuries received by falling from a bridge at Luke, Md. He, with some companions were crossing the bridge by night and thought they were across and stepped off only to fall about 30 feet, with fatal result.


Charles Clark is a Grafton visitor.

Chas. Broome was in Grafton Wednesday.

Miss Lou Paris is attending Chautauqua this week.

Mr Curtis Rice is visiting friends at Mannington.

Mr Robert Walsh is in Baltimore on business this week.

Mrs Joseph Sobraske is visiting relatives in Garrett, Ind.

Miss Mildred Twigg is visiting relatives in Elk Garden.

J Carroll Gilmore has accepted a position with the B&O.

Mr L T Carskadon was in Piedmont Monday on business.

D A Arnold left Tuesday for Washington DC, on business.

Miss Alice Snyder was visiting her parents at Moscow Sunday.

Mrs Mary Walsh and son, Percy, were in Cumberland Monday.

Miss Maud Tierny of Baltimore, is visiting friends in Keyser.

Herbert and Alex Dayton of Cumberland are visiting relatives.

Mr William Fazenbaker of Cumberland, was calling on home folks one day this week.

Mr Avers left Saturday for Cumberland. He has been here visiting his son.

Miss Annie Heisbell of Cacapon Bridge, is the guest of her brother, Mr Ed Heisbell.

Mr Ernest Davis of Cumberland was calling on home folks one day this week.

Mr and Mrs James Norwood, of Burlington, visited Mrs J N Shobe, in our city Sunday.

Mr Brian Gilmore has returned to his home in Washington, after visiting friends here.

Misses Mildred and Gladys Marlott of Harpers Ferry are guests of Mrs W T Wells.

Mr Harrison Morris was in Piedmont this week, taking an exam for promotion.

Mr John Isles is off on his vacation. He will visit Baltimore and Boston before he returns.

Mr Geo W Bane has been this week in Cleveland, O, to attend a meeting of life insurance agents.

Mr and Mrs I P Carskadon of Headsville stopped over night in our city, on their way home from Wheeling.

Mr S S Liller has come back to this section from Painesville, O, and made us a pleasant call on Tuesday.

Mr and Mrs Henry Wendell of Baltimore and daughter, Isabelle are visiting their daughter, Mrs W E Mellor.

Mr John C Billmyre, of Martin, proprietor of Markwood Woolen Mills was in our city Tuesday on business.

Clarence Vossler brought his mother and sister Miss Myrtle down Saturday night and returned Sunday evening.

Mrs W C Burkhiser and daughter, Miss Ethel left Sunday for Connellsville where they will make their future home.

Wm and B B Crooks with their sisters, Marie and Mrs Hays of Washington, C H Ohio spent yesterday in Cumberland.

Mrs Jessie Lee returned last evening to her father in laws N J Crooks, after spending a few days with her mother in Cumberland.

Dr Edward Offner of Fairmont was here to attend the graduating exercises of the high school, his sister being one of the graduates.

E C Kerns of Sulphur W Va, was shaking hands with his old friends here yesterday while on his way to U S court at Martinsburg W Va.

Those attending U S court in Martinsburg this week as petit jurors are R G Richardson of Keyser and C E Nelson of Burlington.

W H Longsdorf and John Carr went to Pittsburgh Wednesday to attend the convention of the B&O Relief, which will be held June 26 and 27.

Miss Catherine Coffroth left on Saturday last for Somerset Pa, on a visit to relatives. She was accompanied by her sister, Hattie, as far as Cumberland.

Miss Miriam Carskadon passed through our city on Sunday last for Salem. There she will join some friends and together they will go to Michigan to enter a training school for teachers.

The movement to close places of businesses during the hot season, seems to be pleasing to many, especially the clerks. It is rather hard to be confined behind the counter these hot days and evenings, and we don't blame them for enjoying the evenings.

William Mencing of Grant county, was in this city Wednesday.

Miss Carolina Miller of Philadelphia is on a visit to her parents.

Miss Nellie Borst returned Sunday from a visit to Cumberland.

Miss Ada Wagoner is attending the Michigan Sate Normal school.

Mr Harry Shutte of Baltimore spent Sunday here with his wife and son.

Miss Olie Tumblinson of Baltimore is visiting relatives in the city.

Miss Rebecca Wilson of Pierce is visiting her uncle, Mr J B Johnson.

Mrs Joseph Dennison is in Austen this week, visiting her husband.

Marshall Akers of Brunswick has been visiting his parents for a few days.

Edwin Newhouse attended the funeral of his uncle at Old Fields last Friday.

Mr and Mrs Chas Kesecker and child are visiting relatives in Piedmont.

Mrs F P Stickley went to Falling Waters Wednesday on a visit to relatives.

Mrs F O Bailey and children left Wednesday for Pittsburgh to visit friends.

Mr and Mrs Ed Hall of Cumberland was visiting relatives here over Sunday.

J M Linthicum an old ex confederate is attending the reunion at Gettysburg.

Mr C H Vossler is helping take inventory this week with the Thompson Furniture Company.

Miss Alice Alcorn has resigned as teacher of German and English in the Keyser public schools.

Prof. J L Dunkle, principal of the high school, has gone to his home in Pendleton county.

B V Inskeep, West Hardy and John Nordeck left Wednesday morning for Jenkins Ky.

Masters Floys and Lloyd Mills left Wednesday for Pittsburgh where they will spend the 4th.

Mrs W H Crabtree has returned from Uniontown Pa, where she had been visiting her sister.

Mrs A H Gilbert and daughter, Grace of Aberdeen Md, are visiting Mrs Walsh on Piedmont street.

Mrs A Fraley and Mrs Frank Freeland of Cumberland are visiting Mr and Mrs R P Beatty.

Mrs Joseph Howell was at Independence over Sunday with her mother, who is in poor health.

Miss May Patton, daughter of Mrs F C Patton, is in the hospital at Cumberland with appendicitis.

Capt. John Carr, who has been in Pa on business for the B of RT committee, has returned.

Miss Lorain Defibaugh returned Saturday to her home at Newburg, accompanied by Mr William Maloney.

Mrs Weimer and grand daughter, Miss Julia Weimer, of Pittsburgh, are guest at the home of Mr J D Jelwicks.

Mrs Geo T Carskadon has returned from Pittsburgh where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs J F Little.

Misses Frances and Nancy Brengle, have gone to Ocean Grove Md, to spend the summer with their sister, Mrs Ludwig.

R W Wagoner of Cincinnati, spent Sunday here with his parents. His mother, Mrs Marcus Wagoner, returned with him for a visit.

Mrs Howell Jeffreys of Pittsburgh, who spent a month here as the guest at the home of John F Sincell, left for home Sunday.

Mrs John McGahan and son have gone to Bartoe, this state, called there by the death of Mrs I P Wright, Mrs McGahan's mother.

Officer J E Batdorf has gone to Gettysburg where he will meet his parents. His father is an old soldier and participated in the battle at that place fifty years ago.

Mrs Chas R Hodges and Miss Sallie Johnson returned home last Saturday night from a two weeks visit to relatives at Columbus Ohio.

Capt. J W Vandiver of Burlington, was a business visitor here yesterday. He reports corn and other grain crops in that section to be in a very flourishing condition at this time.

Mr Seymour Whipp, of Burlington, called to see us on Thursday. He has been in the west for the past few weeks and has just returned. He says the heat throughout the country is something terrible.


  Jacob L Ours, a prominent farmer residing south of Mountain Lake Park, became suddenly insane Wednesday of last week while at work in a field upon his farm, his condition being such that he could not be controlled by members of his family, was taken to Oakland on Thursday evening and placed in jail where he was held until Monday night, when he was taken to Springfield asylum, Sykesville, for treatment.


  Mr L H Hines, of Pattersons Creek, called on us last Saturday, and tells us about M Hines finding a terrapin on the place which from the marks must be very old. One dated 1777, was cut on it and was very distinct, which would make it 136 years old. At some time, initials had been cut, but were nearly worn out, only one letter of which could be made out, the letter D. Now we figure that if the date was cut 136 years ago and are still distinct, how many years ago must the initials have been cut to now be nearly worn away. The terrapin was a small one and very light in color, perhaps growing gray with age. Soon after it was caught it got away but Mr Hines is watching for it and if caught again he will bring it in for our inspection.

Northern District of W Va, SS

On this 7th day of June, A D, 1913, on reading the foregoing petition, it is,
Ordered by the court that a hearing be had upon the same on the 7th day of July, AD, 1913, before said court at Martinsburg in said district, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and this notice thereof be published in the Keyser Tribune, a newspaper per printed in said district, and that all known creditors and other persons of interest may appear at the said time and place and show cause, if any they have why the prayer of the said petition should not be granted. And is it further ordered by the court, that the clerk shall send by mail to all known creditors copies of said petition and this order addressed to them at their place of residence as stated. Witness the Honorable Alston G Dayton, Judge of the said Court, and the seal there of, at Martinsburg in said district, on the 7th day of June, AD, 1913.

(Seal) C B Kefauver, Clerk
U S D C N D, W Va

The new goods at D Long & Son's are catching the trade

Doan's Kidney Pills, for sale by all dealers. Price 50c. Foster-Milburn Co. Buffalo, NY, sole agents for the US.

Kickapoo Worm Killer. Price 25 c. Kickapoo Indian Medicine Co, Philadelphia and St Louis. Adv

Children cry for Fletcher's Castoria



VIAVI TREATMENT-I will be at the Reynold's Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 to 3 o'clock pm. Mrs L M Kenniston, Manager.

FOR SALE-A 2 story brick building; store and ware room; 9 living rooms and bath; east side of Main street. For further information apply to J B Criser, 58 W Piedmont St, Keyser.

WANTED-Carpenters and helpers to work on Miner's houses at Stone Pike Co, Ky. For particulars address: W A Liller, Williamson W Va.

AUTOMOBILE FOR SALE-Buick Roadster with top, seats three, good running order. Price $275, Dr Lantz, Alaska W Va.

FOR SALE-Two good Jersey Cows, one 5 and the other 3 years old, good milkers, both will be fresh I July or August. Apply to R D Boswell, B&O Oil House or T F Boswell, 49 D street.

12 ROOM HOUSE, For sale cheap. New double. Water and Gas. Near B&O round house. Apply to T H Davis, 102 Main street.

You enjoy eating and getting fat when you buy your grocery supplies at L C McDonald's.






The post office at Dawson has been reopened, which is a great convenience to those living in that vicinity.

SUED FOR $5,000

Silas F Nantz, claiming the state of Oklahoma as his residence, today entered suit in the U S court for the southern district of W Va for $5,000 damages against former Governor William Glasscock and officers for the military during the second period of martial law on Cabin Creek.

Nantz was a striker living at Eskdale, and was arrested on the charge of assaulting and interfering with a military officer in the discharge of his duty. He was convicted and sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary, through he was pardoned before Governor Glasscock after serving about three months. The officers named as defendants besides ex Governor Glasscock are Warden M L Brown, of the state penitentiary, Ad. General Charles D Elliott, Col George S Wallace, Major James I Pratt, Capt Samuel L Walker, Capt. Reul E Sherwood, Capt. Charles R Moran and Lieut. Alfred D Roberts. The suit is returnable, after August rules.


Grafton is again dry, the lid having gone down Monday night. While the State prohibition amendment is not in effect for a year. Grafton will be a dry year in advance, having so voted at the recent municipal election. The going out of saloons mean the vacating of a number of business places.


The Keyser Base Ball club will play two games at Piedmont on July 4, at 10:00 am, and at 3 o'clock pm.


Mr Charles E Dayton, who has conducted a grocery store on Armstrong street for some time, has sold out to Mr M C McKenzie who took charge this week.


With but one exception, Prof. Thomas, the entire faculty of the Prep School has been reappointed. Mr Thomas resigned that he might give his full time to his farm.


An alarm of fire Wednesday morning brought out the department, only to find they were not needed. An Italian abode, near the pottery, had a slight fire which was extinguished before the department arrived.


A number of the Protestant churches of the town have decided to unite in open air twilight service on Sunday evening the 6th on the lawn of the parsonage of Grace M E church, South, Mineral street. The music will be in charge of Prof. McIlwee and the sermon preached by Dr. Havenner.

It is hoped that these services may be continued throughout the months of July and August. A union choir will be formed and the singing made a feature of the service. The service will start promptly at 7 pm and be dismissed at promptly 8pm. If the weather is an element the union service will be held in the Grace M E Church, South. Watch further announcements.


The Mineral County Court met in a special session on Saturday, June 28, for the purpose of the first granting and transferring licenses. Second, to consider the change in the road through the land of Newton-Umstot. Third, to consider the pine swamp proposed road. Fourth, to hear the petition of T J Hearton. Fifth, to consider the claim of A H Metcalf. Sixth to make provision for providing an office for the county superintendent of schools and furnish the same.

Present: R H Dayton, President, and J R Bane and George E Klencke.

The court decided to establish a road known as the Pine Swamp road provided the petitioners obtain the right of way at their own expense, and that said routes be laid out by the viewers.

In the matter of the petition for compulsory vaccination in the districts infected with smallpox as described in the petition, the Court ordered compulsory vaccination. This implies to infected districts only.

In the matter of the Umstot road the court decided to go on said road July 5.

The court refused to allow the claim of A H Metcalf for extending the road levy on land and personal property books for the years 1904 to 1912.

The petition of T J Hearton was dismissed.


Last Saturday we met Rev. Geo Yost of Antioch who said to us: "Last week we visited the poorhouse of Hardy county, and there we saw five bright little boys and girls, and we hoped you might be successful in establishing a proper home and take these little children out of the poorhouse."

To this we add, Mineral county today has six little children in its poorhouse at Dawson. The same condition exists in adjoining counties. What think you of this condition, ye mothers, fathers and ye followers of Jesus?

With Gods help we are able to announce that our friend, Mr G S Kitzmiller has purchased the house and 1 ½ acre of land from Mrs Mae Leatherman. Located at Burlington, Mineral county. As soon as the legal papers can be executed this property will be deeded to trustees, ( like church property) to be held in trust for a home, for orphan and homeless children.

The house will need to be enlarged and fitted with heat, light, bath and furnishings. Will you help?

We hope shortly to be in a position to give more of our time to the development of this work and to see those good people of Keyser, and elsewhere, whom heretofore, owing to the need to attending our own personal business, we have been prevented from seeing.

With the good people lending a glad helping hand, and with our Heavenly Father's blessing, we will by autumn be in a position of changing the life's current and destiny of a number of children who in a few years, will fill our places on the stage of life, to make that life better, or make it worse, just as we lead and direct them. Will you help? Watch it grow.

Respectfully, F C Rollman.


James Parsons, baggage master on the Cumberland train Sunday, June 29, was badly injured when he was thrown from the car just as the train was turning a sharp curve. The accident happened about five o'clock after the train had passed Blaine going to Elkins. Mr Parsons had gotten through with his work and sat near the door to rest for a few minutes, and when the train made the curve he was thrown between a pile of iron and a bed of rocks. He was very badly skinned but it is not thought that any bones are broken. Fortunately, the doctor happened to be in the baggage car at the time and stopped the train.


The 29th annual meeting of the W Va Bar Assoc. will be held in Wheeling, July 16 and 17. One of the principal speakers will be Sen. Borah, of Idaho, who will speak on the topic: "The Lawyer." For the presidents annual address, President W G Matthews, of Charleston, has selected the timely topic, "Martial Law in W Va." Judge J C McWhorter will present a paper on "Courtesy and its Abuse in Judicial Administration," and John J Cornwell on the " Utilization of Water Power."


The new council met on Monday night and organized by making Dr. E V Romig Supt. Of accounts and finances; A J Keenan, Supt. of streets and alleys; and H G Steorts, Supt. of the water and street department. F H Babb is mayor. The council will operate under commission form; as authorized by the newly adopted charter. Appointments were made as follows:

City Clerk, Lewis M Bombarger, salary, $1,500; Atty. Taylor Morrison; City Treasureer, Richard Keys, salary, $100, Chief of Police, F G Davis, salary, $900, also Deputy Clerk at a salary of $300, to be paid of the City Clerk's salary; Capt of Police, John Batdorf, salary, $65 a month Lieut. Of Police, L T Smith, salary $55 a month, Patrolman, Park Beatty, $50 a month, Street Commissioner, Anthony Reed, $50 a month.

The old council turned over the government free from debt and with over $2,000 in the treasury. South Keyser, which had been a independent municipality and which is out of debt, becomes part of Keyser.


Mr A S Wolf was overcome by heat on Saturday last, while at work shoeing a mule. He was found unconscious lying under the mule and was at once taken home. We are glad to state that he is now much better.


Cumberland Md, June 30. The police today picked up Edward License, wanted at Marlinton, W Va, for jail breaking. He was incarcerated on a felony charge, and with three others, sawed the bars. License was arrested here two years ago when he was wanted by the authorities at Johnstown, Pa. He is held for the Pocahontas county authorities.


The postoffice department issued a new order yesterday, to take effect today, making it possible to insure packages sent by parcel post for five cents in postage stamps affixed to the parcel, so long as the value placed upon it does not exceed $25. For values between $25 and $50 the insurance rate is ten cents in stamps. Formerly the rate was a flat ten cents for parcels between $1 and $50 in value. The change makes it possible to save a nickel by placing the lower valuation upon the parcel.


Who is to be the 13th White House bride was tonight solved when President and Mrs. Wilson announced the engagement of their second daughter, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, to Francis Bowes Fayre, who is in District Attorney Whitman's office in New York. No date has been announced for the wedding but Joseph Tumulty, secretary to the President, said tonight it would probably occur in the fall.
Washington society is delighted over the prospect of another White House wedding, always the most brilliant function of any administration.
Miss Jessie Wilson will be the fifth daughter of a President to be married there. One first lady of the land, Mrs Grover Cleveland was married in the White House, and during the Jackson administration, there were three White House brides a record which could be duplicated in the Wilson administration should the two remaining sisters decide to wed during their father's administration term.


Re-opens Saturday night. Great Picture Program and Orchestra. Monday! Special feature picture night, showing Wm. J Burns, the World's Greatest Detective. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, The Panama Musical Comedy Co. now playing Cumberland.

Keyser Tribune--$1.00 a year.

Two Men Share Honor In Inventing
Ice-Cream Soda, That Summer Necessity

Ice cream has been a dominating influence in the progress of the soda water industry since the advent of the pure fruit syrups. The addition of this frozen palate tickler to soda water not only improved the richness and smoothness of the beverage, but at the same time increased its food value.
With the advent of the luscious sundae came still the additional increase in the consumption of both soda and ice cream at fountains. Everyone known just how tempting the appearance of the ice cream with the added syrup , fruits and nuts-a combination pleasing alike to eye palate.
There are many claimants to the honor of "I did it first" as there are to almost all of the combinations represented by the modern menu or dispensers guide, but whoever thought of the sundae first did a good thing, for which the public as well as the fountain industry owe a vote of thanks.
In the spring of 1874 Robert M Green of Philadelphia secured a concession to dispense soda water at an exposition held under the auspices of the Franklin Inst. Of Phila. And stress of business compelled him to do something to attract the patronage of the public. At all events, such was the inspiration -according to Mr Green-which prompted him to put ice cream in soda water.
Fred Sanders of Detroit was a prominent confectioner of Michigan city. The inspiration to use ice cream with soda water came to Mr Sanders one night when his plain cream had soured and , without the knowledge that it had already been used as a component of soda water in the east, Mr Sanders used ice cream and featured it.