APRIL 7, 1911


April 5, 1911
Mrs V M Grayson, who has been visiting her parents at Deer Park, returned home Mon. Her father, Rev W H Clary, is very ill.
Sur. D G Martin is doing some work today fro W A Welch, at Claysville.
Rev. George Burgess is to remain with us another year. He preached a very interesting sermon here last Sun.
Mr W Harrison (Uncle Tip), of Reeses Mill, was a pleasant visitor in our midst a few days recently.
Rev Henry Homan, who has been ill for some time, remains about the same.
Mr and Mrs D G Martin, entertained at their home Sat. evening, the following folk: Misses Mona Doll, Eva Mott, Alma and Catherine Grayson, Lucy Welch, Mida Brown, Hattie Dettinburn, Sarah and Lulu Harrison and Victoria Rush; Messrs. Will Junkins, Henry Chamberlin, James and Weck Doll, Lynn Mott, Ernest Grayson, Golf Gardner, Obed Dettinburn, Jesse Hull, Earl Martin and Ira Feaster.


March 24, 1911
The wild winds of our Mountain city blew a 10 lb. girl to the home of Mr and Mrs Chas. Jackson, a former resident of Keyser. Mother and babe are doing fine, and we think the father will recover from the shock without any serious trouble. We feel confident that the little visitor is perfectly welcome. Congratulations to Father and Mother.


Mr and Mrs John Gunter of Cumberland Md, were the guests of Mr Wm Kight and his mother, the first of this week.
The good roads engineer was in Elk district last Fri. That is right, come up on the mountain and look around. We are good roads people and believe that the district will do its part in putting the county in the forefront of good roads.
It was as warm as a summer's morning last Mon. in the forenoon and the next morning there was a blizzard. The thermometer registered 70 degrees Mon. in the forenoon and it was 17 Tues. morning with the wind at 60 miles an hour. It was a hot and cold blast all in one breath.
Miss Lulu Tasker, teacher of Schell, Genevieve M Kearney of Oakmont, Nora Haines of Sulphur, Lucetta Nethken of Nethken Hill, Myrtle Bond of Chaffe and Mary Taylor of Emoryville, have all completed their school terms.
Rev Geo. W Yost closed his four years' work on this circuit last Sun. All the appointments, nine in number, have paid up in full, except one where the church was undergoing repairs.
Rev J W Bedford closed his revival at Nethken Hill last Sun night. The church was very much strengthened and there were a goodly number of converts.
Miss Nellie Bennear accompanied Miss Mabel Seaman to Cumberland last Mon to consult Dr Jones, the eye specialist. Miss Seaman has serious trouble with one eye, which must soon undergo an operation.
Mr Fred Bane and family moved to Parsons this week. He will continue in the hotel business in the Hotel Arlington. We wish him success in that thriving town.
Mr J Eston Winsboro returned from his home in Front Royal last week. His health is such improved, in fact he seems to have fully recovered.
Miss Bernice Duling, of Hartmonsville, is the guest of Miss Maggie Patton.
The Elk Garden school closed on Wed. of this week. The graduating class will complete the examination in May.
A successful church festival was held in Festival Hall last Sat. evening. All were pleased with the orchestra. It is a commodious and convelant hall.

April 4, 1911

The weather still continues bad, more like Jan than the first of April.
Miss Isabelle McCannel, of Homestead Pa, is spending a couple weeks the guest of her uncle, David Steedman.
Miss Virgie Staggs visited her brother, Edward and other friends along Knobley Sat and Sun.
Mr Evers Umstot and sister, Miss Irene Harvey, were pleasant guests of Mr and Mrs H J Bailey Sun evening.
Mrs N R Taylor visited in Keyser last week.
Mr and Mrs J H Bailey spent from Thurs until Fri in Keyser the guest of their son Roy.
Mr Ervin Welton, of Keyser, paid Mr N R Taylor a visit Sat and Sun.
The box supper at the Gate School house Sat night was quite a success. A number of the Fountain people attended and all report a fine time.
Miss Blanch Staggs and friend, Mr B G Bailey, was calling on Mr and Mrs M I Staggs Sun.
Mr Clarence Clark and son Wallace, were visiting Mr G W Staggs Sat and Sun.
Miss Vera Ferribee pleasantly entertained a few of her friends Sat night with a musical entertainment.
Miss Blanche Staggs was the guest of her friend, Miss Ethel Steedman, one evening last week.
Sun School next Sun at 2 pm, everybody invited.


Mr T W McDowell is going to move from here to Layhigh.
Mr and Mrs Ed S Burns of Kitzmiller, recently visited her father, Mr W P Roderick.
Mr Wilbur Ludwick, of near Burlington, made a business call here Fri.
Squire C E Shillingburg was at Keyser on business last Wed.
Uncle Nat Kitzmiller attended the Parker sale near Petersburg last week.
Mr Tom Taylor is opening several veins of coal on Emory's Run.
Mr and Mrs J A Streets of Laurel Dale, were on a business visit here Sat.
Mr W H Kight, of Elk Garden, made a business call here last week.
Messrs J J Idleman and Isaac Lewis of Greenland, and E G Kitzmiller and D W Idleman of Mt Storm, were here at the renting of the Duling heirs property.
Wilbur Clark has neither been absent of tardy at school in three consecutive years, and he has never received but one Honor Certificate, and that was received two years ago. Why is this? Will the teachers please explain?
Mr Branson Simmons moved from Emoryville to his old home near Greenland last week.
Hay is scarcer here than for a long time. One Farmer here had 8 old stacks left over from last year, and now he only has one, and winter is not over yet.
We are having some of the worst weather experienced for several years.
We can hear trees breaking everywhere.
Mr E L Hanes left for his home at Slanesville Mon.
Rev J W Bedford has gone to his home in Parsons. He will preach a special sermon here on Easter Sun. All are invited.
Mr Silas Thomas, of Sulphur, was here on business last week.
Mr A E Harvey, of Blaine, has finished his contract of pulp wood for Mr Peters.
Mr Dow Bosely's house out near Sand Spring, blew down one stormy day some time ago.
No one lived in it.


Mr George Ravenscroft of Keyser, was visiting the home of J J Triplett Sun.
Mr J J Triplett has resigned his position as manager of the Keyser Orchard Co, because he was unable to secure a suitable man to manage his farm at 21st bridge.
G M Fink is having quite a lot of clearing done on his farm here.
J J Triplett is preparing to set 1500 apple and peach trees this spring.
Olin and Tom Faulk were at J J Triplett's last Sun.
Miss Ella Dunethan and children spent last Wed. with Mrs Nannie Triplett.
Miss Joe Ravenscroft of Keyser visited her uncle Charlie Ravenscroft last Sun.
L C McDonald was out to the Keyser Orchard last week.
J J Triplett lost a fine horse week before last, and last week he lost a fine shepherd pup.
Miss Lacey Wolford's school closed last Fri. Miss Wolford deserves credit for the success she has had.
Mr and Mrs A E Jackson are visiting home folks at Romney.
Mr and Mrs J W Folk of Keyser are visiting Mr John Kemphfer's this week.
Mr G W Fink lost a very valuable dog a short time ago, he also has a sick horse.
Mr Sprought was calling on James Douthan Sunday.
Success to the Tribune.


Well, as I have been absent for a while, I will try to write a few happenings from in and around Waxler.
Mrs S D Dawson and daughter, Mrs J Mellon, were visiting Mrs J R Baker, Sun.
Mr Thos. Chaney and bride returned home from Spring Gap Tues.
Mr Robert Baker is suffering with a very sore hand at this writing.
Miss Nettie Elkins returned from a visit to Westernport relatives Sat.
Miss Bessie Miller and sister, Blanche, were among friends at Dawson Mon. and took in the surprise party at Mr William Robison's Mon. night.
Mr Thomas Dawson, of Keyser, visited his brother, Henry, at this place Sun.
Mr and Mrs Bud Twigg were at Keyser Sat.
Mr Olen Faulk, who has been working at Chaffee mines, is home again. He reports work at mines dull.
Mr and Mrs Blake Baker, of McCoole, visited the former's brother at this place Sat. and Sun.
Mr Charles Oss, of Cresaptown, visited friends at this place Sun.
Mr Charles Miller, of Horseshoe, visited his brother, George Miller at this place Sun.
Mountain Girl.


Mr John Sloan spent last night in Keyser.
Miss Emilie Coffroth was in Frostburg last Sun visiting friends.
Born Wed 5th to Mr and Mrs Battle Slaughter, a daughter.
Born March 30, to Mr and Mrs Lee Litten, a son.
Mrs Forest Welch, of Cumberland, returned home Sun from a visit to friends here and in the country.
Mr H S Pulliam returned Thurs. from a short business visit to Pittsburg.
Chas Berry of Baltimore, is visiting homefolks.
Mr W T Dixon was here on business yesterday.
Prof Wm McIlwee was in Thomas Wed night and gave the inhabitants of that mountain city some first class music.
Snow fell here Sun night and Mon that lingered on the mountains until Thurs afternoon was warm enough for good old summer time.
Mr and Mrs Creed Taylor are moving from Sharpless St to Church St.
Misses Margaret and Joretha Liller returned to Washington this week.
Mr C R Weimer, the shoeman, installed a Cash Register.
Judge F M Reynolds is holding court in Petersburg this week.
Atty's O A Hood and W H Griffith attended court in Petersburg this week.
Mr Harry Kuykendall and sister, Miss Lucy of Loudon Co Va, are visiting their uncle, Mr Edward McGill and their aunt, Mrs Lucy Kuykendall.
Mr J B Felzer was in Petersburg last week and contracted with Mr B J Baker to build him a large brick dwelling. He will begin work about the middle of April.
The congregation of the First M E Church, and the people of Keyser are pleased that the Rev F H Havenner has been returned to us for another year. He is very popular both as a preacher and as a man.
Mr F E Hutchinson, spent a part of this week down in Virginia looking up lumber supplies for the Richardson Furniture Co.

Rev C P Bastian, preached at the Presbyterian church last Fri. evening.
Chief of Police F G Davis spent last Mon in Cumberland.
Clarence Arbogast, who was operated on at the Hoffman Hospital for appendicitis, is doing well.
Mrs Belle Babb, who has been visiting relatives in Mt Vernon, Ohio since last Dec. has returned home near Williamsport.
Miss Lillian Cowherd, of Cumberland, visited Miss Georgia Shelley this week.
L C McDonald always has fresh eggs on hand. Get the best.
Mrs Rebecca Porter has returned home after a few days visit to Rawlings.
Go to W S Davis & Son for everything good to eat.
Were you fooled last Sat. Perhaps you were worse fooled than you know.
Ironing is a pleasure when you use of of "My Wife's" ironing boards. Sold by Frye & Sons.
At a municipal election held in Clarksburg last Tues, the town went Republican, the Democrats elected one councilman.
Atty's W H Griffith and H G Fisher, attended US Court at Martinsburg this week.
Mrs B F Wells of McCoole,, fell at her home Mon and broke her arm.
Mr Earl Lowery was taken to Baltimore the first of the week, where he was operated upon for appendicitis. His wife and son went to his bedside Tues.
U A W Coffroth went to Martinsburg Wed. He is a member of the federal jury.
Our genial post-master, Mr T T Huffman, attended the convention of the post masters of the State at Charleston this week. Mr Huffman is their Secretary.
Rev J H Moore, former pastor of the Keyser Presbyterian Church, was visiting his many friends in Keyser this week.
Miss Maggie Sheetz and sister Mrs McCarty, went to Front Royal to attend the funeral of Rev Hollis, who was a son in law of Mrs McCarty.
Spring cleaning time will soon be here. Don't fail to get one of our curtain stretchers. Frye & Son
Atty Wm McDonald spent last Sat in Cumberland.
Miss May Arnold and Miss Loewenstein of Oakland, spent last Sat evening in Keyser.
Thirty nine of our public school teachers took the examination here yesterday and today.
Miss Annie Sheetz and sister, Ada of Elk Garden, are visiting their Aunt, Mrs J E Bailey, on Mozelle St.
Mr Willie Bailey, who was visiting his Aunt, Mrs E M Sheetz at Elk Garden, the past two weeks, returned home last Fri.
Mr H C Homan was in Cumberland on business today. He reports his father's condition as somewhat improved.
Rev J H Brunk, preached at the Lutheran Church last night.
The ladies of the M E Church will hold their Easter Sale in the vacant building next to the First National Bank.
Mr W R Nethken spent last night in Keyser.
Mrs I H Bane and daughter, Miss Helen, spent last night in Keyser enroute to Cumberland.
Miss Mabel Head, is visiting her sister, Miss Edith Head.
The McIlwee Concert Band will give a special concert in Music Hall Friday night, April 14. Tickets on sale at Romigs. Any seat in the House 25c.
A high class entertainment at Music Hall April 14th - given by the McIlwee Concert Band. Admission only 25c. Tickets on sale at Romigs.
Mr Boyd Grayson fell in the B & O Yard yesterday and cut his face so badly that it was necessary for the Dr to take several stitches.
The County Court of Grant county passed an ordinance last week forbidding owners of traction engines using them for hauling on the public roads.
Messrs. Geo W Bane and H S Richardson drove out in the country today to attend to business matters.


County Court was in regular session last Tues and Wed.
Thomas Strachan was granted a license to keep a pool room at Blaine.
D P Davis was appointed Dep. Sheriff by L O Davis, the court confirmed the appointment, and the said D P Davis qualified by taking the required oath.
The roads of Cabin Run District were divided into two sections. No 1 consists of all that part of the road leading from Headsville to Hampshire Co line, on top of Middle Ridge and all roads east of said road, and Joseph W Leatherman was appointed surveyor. No 2 consists of roads leading from Headsville to New Creek District line and all roads west of said road, and W T Whipp was appointed surveyor of such roads.
An ordinance, which appears in another place in this paper, was passed prohibiting the use of traction engines on our public roads for the purpose of doing ordinary hauling.
The matter of erecting bridges in Frankfort district was continued.
The petition asking for changes in road leading from Alaska to Short Gap was held for further consideration.
The matter of erection of bridge across the Potomac river near Harrison was continued.
Thomas House, surveyor of roads in Frankfort district, was ordered to change grade of two hills on the Wiley Ford Road.
The roads in Welton district were divided into two precincts as follows: Beginning at the line between Welton and New Creek districts at a point on the North Western Turnpike near D A Arnold's, and running with the North Western Turnpike to Shirley Hollow Road, thence with the Shirley Hollow road to the Patterson's Creek turnpike, thence with said pike to George Arnolds, thence due east to the Hampshire county line. Said roads and all north and east of the same shall constitute precinct No 1 and E A Placka was appointed surveyor of said precinct. All west and south of said line shall constitute precinct No 2, and L J Mott was appointed survey of those roads.
B Armentrout was a authorized to buy 2000 ft of lumber for needed repairs at the County Infirmary.
The custody of the court house yard was give to Sheriff to improve and care for according to his best judgment.
I P Carskadon, F M Brown and John W Bailey were appointed to examine and report as to the advisability of changing the location of the Headsville Road between Headsville and the Fink place.
C N Finnell, attorney for the Petersburg Lumber Co, moved the Court to set aside the order forbidding the traction engines the use of the county roads. The Court over ruled the order made by Mr Finnell, and being apprised that the traction engine owners proposed to contest and litigate the matter, appointed Wm MacDonald, Frank C Reynolds and Taylor Morrison, special counsel to take charge of the matter for the Court and to take such action in the matter as they deem necessary and proper.
The petition for a road leading from New Creek pike to Stony Run School house was dismissed.
The Clerk was directed to order a safe for the use of the Sheriff.
A number of bills were allowed.



Delcie Brown, the six month old daughter of Mr and Mrs Homer Rogers, died at their home, Ridgeville, this county, last Wed. and was buried at the Rogers cemetery, Antioch, yesterday.


Mrs Grover Ketterman, died at her home in South Keyser this morning, and will be buried at Barkville tomorrow. She was a young lady, and the couple was married only a few weeks ago.


The coroner's jury which investigated the death of Mrs Elizabeth Ann Hager Holt, aged 28 years, who died under suspicious circumstances yesterday morning about 8 o'clock at the Denver Hotel, Mechanic and Bedford streets, this city late last night, after a session of about four hours, at the Stein undertaking rooms, where the body rests found that the cause of death was morphine poisoning self administered, and for motives unknown. State's Attorney Robb conducted the questioning of the witnesses. Brady Frill, of Durbin WVa, who had been placed in jail, pending the investigation, was released. He and the woman had been together and as Frill admitted that he was addicted to the use of morphine, when arrested, it had been thought best to hold him.
Cumberland News of 4th


Franklin WVa, April 3 - Allen Dyer is dead near Franklin, aged 91 years. He was twice married. The family was a historic one, being woven in the famous Indian massacre of the South Branch Valley, from which James Dyer escaped.


Dr John Ligons is dead at his home, Clover Lick, Pocohantas county from paralysis, aged 77 years. He was a native of Nelson county Va. He graduated in medicine in Philadelphia. He was surgeon of the Nineteenth Va cavalry, Confederate army, during the civil war.


Captain James Monroe McNeill, Confederate Veteran, is dead at his home in Buckeye WVa, aged 88 years. He was a captain of Nicholas Blues, a company organized at Summersville, Va, now WVa.


Mrs Fannie Morrison Ghiselin, wife of Rev Dr Chas H Ghiselin, pastor of the Shepherdstown Presbyterian church, died in the Memorial Hospital, Winchester, Thurs night of last week from a form of heart trouble. She is survived by her husband, who has been pastor of Shepherdstown church for about thirty years, two sons and several sister, one of the latter of whom is Mrs Hutchinson, of this place. -- Hampshire Review

Main Street
Keyser WV

Never in the history of our Ready-made Department have we had such a complete showing of all the new shades and colors for Spring. Rich tones of Brown from the Pink-tinted to the deep tobacco. The handsome Greys in all effects. One and two cotton - the smart style for the young fellow with the Griffon idea of trousers, medium and full peg. Every department complete with this spring creation.
We can fit anybody, every size - and they are not high priced. We want you to see these suits.
Men's suits $10.00 to $25.00
Young Men's Suits $8.00 to $20.00
And we have not overlooked the Little Gent, his department is complete as the men.
Knick Suits $2.50 to 7.00
Taylor Made Garments, 1500 Samples. Plenty time to Deliver before Easter.



Side Combs

Boxwood rules

Back combs

Base balls


Base ball mitts

Coin purses

Claw hammer

Windsor ties

Try square

Talcum powder

Block plane

Lace collars

Clothes line

Linen collars

Cloth brush

Buster B Collars

Hair Brush

Post card frames

Paint brush

Set baby pins

Compass saw

Belt pins



Curtain poles

Artificial flowers

Egg beaters

Gauze vest

Set teaspoons

Ladies hose

Wash basin, white

Childrens hose

Flower sifter

Carpet beater


Dust pan

Window blinds

Hand mirror

String ties

Pad lock

Bow ties

Shaving brush

Hose supporters

Tooth brush

Eye glasses

Pocket scissors

Bead necklace

Four in hand ties

Redding comb

Special lot men's work shirts 10 doz only. 50c quality, all sizes 25c, each while they last


Chair seat

Large spoon

Iron handle

3 tea spoons

3 doz clothes pins

Corset steels

Ice pick

Chalk lines

Tack puller


Tack hammer

Screw Driver

3 boxes carpet tacks

Drawer pulls

Paint brush

5 pr shoe strings

Potato masher

lid lifter

Pie pans

5 balls iron wax

Qt measure

Bottle ink

Pot lids


Scrub brush

Red ink

9 kettle knobs

Iron glue

2 mouse traps

Base balls

Pr Strap hinges

Ball bats

Saw files

6 bunch hair pins

Curtain rods

Pr men's socks

6 coat hooks

Hair kids

Bottle machine oil

Hair net

Bottle bay rum

Collar forms

Bottle witch hazel

Collar stays

Special line Enamel ware
" tinware
" Shelf hardware
" Saw files 5c
Horse rasps 25 to 45c

Specials in Lace Curtains
48, 75, 98, 1.35 to 4.98
Bed quilts 75 to 1.98


New line ladies trimmed hats
98, 1.48, 2.48 to 4.98
New line ladies street hats
48, 98 to 1.98
Children's trimmed and ready to wear hats 48 to 1.98
Infants caps 25 to 98
Artificial flowers 10, 15 & 25c bunch
Full line silk and satin ribbons 1c to 48c
Men's Straw hats 10 to 1.48
Boys " 10 to 98
Boys Mexican hats 10c
Boys Peanut hats 15c
Ladies sun bonnets 20 and 25c
Children's sun bonnets 20 and 25c
Ladies gingham aprons 20c
Extra large 25c


New Line Wool dress goods 25 to 48
" Foulard silks 69c
" Silks 25 and 35c
" White silks 10 to 48
" Linens
" Lawns
" Ginghams
" Seersucker ginghams
" Apron Ginghams 6 and 7
" Prints 6 and 6
" Percales 10 and 12
" Curtain scrims 10 to 16
" Embroidery 3c to 48
" Inserting 5 to 25
" Banding 10 to 35
" Corset cover embr'y 18 to 48
" Flouncing 25 to 1.25 yd
" Torchon lace 2c to 15
" Valencine lace 2c to 15
" All over lace 20 to 48
" " Embroidery 25 to 85


The new pins 10, 25 and 48c
" hat pins, 5, 10 and 25c
" baby pins 5 to 25c pair
" belt pins 10, 25 and 48c
" belt buckles 10 and 25c
" collars buttons 1 and 10c
1 year guaranteed watch 69c
Alarm clocks 65c to 125


Infants shoes and oxfords 25 to 98
Children's " 48 to 2.00
Boy's " " 75 to 1.98
Ladies " " 1.25, 1.48 to 3.48
" Velvet " 1.75 to 2.25
Children's velvet oxfords 85 to 1.48
Men's oxfords 1.98 to 3.48
Mens shoes 1.35 to 3.48
Men's mule skin shoes, the kind that never wear out at 1.48


Muslin pants 25, 48 and 65
Cambric night gowns 48 to 1.25
" corset covers 25 to 48
" white skirts 48, 75, 98 and 1.48
Gavze Vests 5, 10, 25
" pants 20 and 25
" union suits 25 and 48
Satine skirts 48, 75 and 98
Hetherbloom skirts 98 to 1.48
Silk 2.98, 3.98, and 4.98
Princess slips 98, 1.29 and 1.75
Seersucker skirts 25 and 48

Big line Easter novelties 5 and 10c
" post cards 6 for 5c


Ladies spring jackets 3.68 to 7.00
Misses " " 2.25 to 4.98
Children's " " 1.75 to 2.98
Childrens wash dresses
25, 48, 98 to 1.98
Childrens white dresses
25, 48, 98 to 1.98
Ladies wash dress skirts
98 to 1.48
" wool 2.25 to 6.00
Boys Romper suits 25 and 48
Boys Wool " 1.48 to 3.48
Youths suits 3.48 to 9.98
Men's suits 3.48 to 15.00
Mens Dress pants 1.98 to 3.98
Mens Work Pants .98 to 1.98
Boys Kerr pants 25 to 98
Boys colored shirts 25 and 48
Boys white " 25 and 48
Mens dress shirts 48 and 98
Boys blouse waists 25 and 48
" summer underwear 25
Men's " " 25 and 48


1/2 Pint Cans 15c

Stove polish 5c

1 Pt Cans 30c

Shoe " 8c

1 Qt Cans 50c

Shoe " liq'd 10c

Stove enamel 10c

Ingrain step carpet 19, 25 and 38
Yd Wide hemp carpet 12 1/2
" " ingrain 23 and 33
Floor oil cloth 25
Table " 18 and 20
Step " " 08
Shelf " 05
China Matting 12 1/2 to 25
Matting art squares 9x12 2.98
Ingrain " 4.48 and 4.98
" wool 5.98
Tapestry Brussels art sq 9x12
9.98 and 12.50
Velvet Brussels art sq 9x12 15.98
Moquette " 18.43
" " " 22.48
Floor rugs 39, 98, 1.25 and 3.48


The Secretary of State this week granted a charter to the Nesbiscera Company of Keyser, the object of which is to put on the market a new medicine that will be gladly received by many of our suffering humanity. The officers of the Company are: W J Koelz, Pres; E V Romig, Vice Pres; H L Arnold, Secy; T T Huffman, Treas; and Arza Furbee, Manager.
The new medicine will be put on market within a few weeks.


A rare treat is in store for all lovers of good music when Prof. McIlwee and his superb Band appears at Music Hall, Friday night April 14. The band will be augmented by some of the musicians from the Oakland Band, and the concert promises to far surpass all previous efforts.
Following is the program:


March "Thunderer"


Overture "Morning, Noon and Night"


Medley Selection "Haviland hits N J"


German Waltz "O, Frubling, Wie bist du so Schoe"


Polka, "Pizzicate"



Piano Concert, "Polka De Concert" MISS ISABELLE ISLES


Piano Duet

"Two Juveniles"

Cornet Solo

"Thoughts of heaven"

Piano Solo

"Sweet Souvenir"



Comedy Overture "Latespiel"


Baritone Solo "Spring Song"


Characteristic "Graveyard Ghosts"


SYNOPSIS. Time 12 o'clock midnight. The spirits of all the dead become restless and one by one they assemble above the graves to discuss the advisability of a little reservation. One of them in the best language that a ghost (can command, suggests a cake walk as being eminently proper for the occasion. The others deliberate over the propriety of such a thing, but finally when their eternal rag-time spirit predomluates they decide to celebrate, appointing a judge for the ceremony. This very dignified ghost bids all to prepare, and they * take their places to begin. Shortly after when the * is becoming hilarious for such folks who populate a church yard, they are startled by the noise of a passing party of wordly mortals whereupon each skeleton rattles quickly back to their prospective tomb and nothing can be heard but the dreary sighing of the wind through the graveyard trees.

Grand Selection From Bizet's Opera


March, "Hamlin Rifles"



Mrs Davis, wife of Rev Wm M Davis, Baptist minister at Bridgeport WV, is dead from burns received Sat., the end having come after two days of great suffering. She was about 60 years of age. A son had set brush heaps afire near the residence and had gone away on an errand. The fire spread and in trying to put the fire out, Mrs Davis' clothing ignited. A living torch, she ran to a stream nearby, and rolled in the water, but the flames had not been extinguished before her clothing was completely burned off her. She was a mass of burns from head to foot. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Dr W M Davis, C C Maynard and William Davis.
Mr Davis formerly lived at Petersburg and was county superintendent of schools of Grant Co.


One fresh cow, four years old. Gives 2 1/2 to 3 gallons per day, calf reserved.
H T Daniels, Keyser WV


The first service in the new Episcopal Church of Keyser, was held last Sun. The exercises were conducted by the Rector, Rev J L Fish. The attendance at both the forenoon and evening services was good and the music of a high order. The membership is naturally very proud of their new church home.


The United Brethren Annual Conference, which has been in session at Staunton Va, adjourned last Sun to meet in Martinsburg next March. Just before adjournment, Bishop Carter announced the following appointments.
Presiding Elder - A S Hammack
Augusta - W R Rau
Bayard - A B Mann
Cumberland Mission - A J Secrist
Great Cacapon - W M Maiden
Elk Garden - L C Messick
Franklin - J W Stearn
Hardy - I Summers
Keyser WV - J H Brunk
New Creek - George Burgess
Pendleton WV - J B Ferguson
South Branch - F Chubb
Westernport - H D Ritter


Little Roy Lawson, son of Mr and Mrs D E Lawson, who reside at 29 Sharpless Street had his first birthday party last Sat afternoon. Among those present were Ella Louise Liller, Audra Holland, Susanna Thompson, Nellie Vossler, Dorothy Davis, Ethel Nine, Addine Nine and Baby James Decker. A very dainty luncheon was served and the little tots had the time of their lives.


Quite a number of young people gathered at the home of Mr William Robinson near Dawson, last Mon. evening and had a delightful time. All games were played that could be thought of and Mr Earnest Robison gave us some fine music on the graphaphone, which was enjoyed by all. During the evening refreshments were served. Those present were Misses Della Dye, Lena Dayton, Emma Dayton, Amanda Dawson, Grace Vanmeter, Blanche Miller, Pink Dayton, Bessie Miller, Ruth Thrasher, Blanche Robison, Mrs Martha Siemons, Mesrs. Harry Dawson, Earnest Robison, Sim Ross, D Dayton, Edward Robison, Dan Dawson, Marsh Dayton, Addie Dayton, Vessie Thrasher, William Smith, Raymer McCulla, John Ridgway, Clem Marquel, Ralph Marquel, Cliford Robison.
One who was present


The improvements now under way and contemplated when completed will make our City Hall one of the most comfortable play houses in the state.
The main floor has been raised and comfortable opera chairs are here ready to be installed. The balcony has been extended, and the capacity of the hall increased to over seven hundred. The interior is being newly painted and the walls will be papered with imported design and fine artistic paneling. A new scientific ventilation system will be installed, capable of changing the air entirely every two minutes. Fire escapes will be conveniently located, ensuring absolute safety.
Two new pianos will be added and many other improvements of minor detail.
Mr L T Carskadon, the present Lessee, has just returned from New York, where he purchased the latest equipment and machines for the projection of the world's greatest educational entertainment, moving pictures.
We are expecting great things of Music Hall in the near future and believe the public expectations will be more than realized.


Last week several of the boys were surprised by this invitation from "The Cheer Up and Forget It Sewing Club."
"Come all good Fools and Foolesses;
  The world, by old decree
Grants us one day to fool away -
  Then come and foolish be.
Old King Mistule shall gayly reign
  With Laughter, Mirth and Glee
When April first shall come again,
  Come celebrate with us"
Seven thirty 130 Alice Street
  133 Orchard Street
After getting their heads together, the boys found the party was to be given at the home of Miss Florence Githens.
The evening was spent playing foolish games and being foolish. An original game "Debts" was played in which each boy received a penny on a colored ribbon. Thus, being paid for the one he had spent to receive the invitation.
Those present were: Misses Nancy Lauck, Mary High, Janet Lambdin, Irene Davis, Alice Fetzer, Kathleen Welton, Mary Moore, Helen Vossler, Elsie Wagoner, Lora Fowler and Florence Githens; Messrs. Stotle Steorts, Chester Dixon, Perry Greenwade, Paul Davis, Bartlett Inskeep, Mat Mathews, William Dawson Jr and Clyde Hott.


Col T B Davis, admr of Mrs Eliza A Buxton, dec'd, sold at public auction last Tues, 27 shares of the Peoples Bank stock. They were purchased by six different parties, and brought $160 per share, the par value is $100. Ten shares of the Richardson Furniture Company Stock (par value $100) sold for $90 per share and two shares of the same stock sold for $95 per share. Two $1000 Coal and Coke Railway Company, 5 per cent first mortgage bonds, sold for $950 each.


Two strangers visited the Tri-Towns this week and "flim flammed" ten dollars from Postmaster Chas F Peters of Westernport. They tried the same game on Dr. John E Suter, the clerks in Smallwood's store and Miss Mary Doyle at the Piedmont postoffice, but were unsuccessful. The police got after them, but they left town in a hurry. At most places, they presented a $10 bill in payment for a small purchase, and when they got the change, one of them stated that he had the change to pay for the article purchased, and presenting the change and the $10 bill ask for $20. Some times it was $10 sometimes it was $20 they wanted changed.
Look out for them - Piedmont Herald


Mr J E Harrison and Roy Rafter, a former citizen of Keyser, but lately of Cumberland have entered into partnership for the purpose of conducting the meat business at Mr Harrison's stand on Armstrong St. They will give you the first class steak and other kinds of fresh and salt meats.


Morning Service
Sermon by the Pastor, Rev Keen
Special music by the choir.
1st Welcome Happy Morning by F H Brackett
2nd. Lo! The Tomb is Empty by Edward Broome
Evening Service
The Sunday School and its Orchestra of eight musical instruments under the direction of Prof McIlwee will render an Easter Service.
The Conquering Christ by Edith Sanford Tillolson and J H Meredeth
This is a beautiful service to which all are invited.


Mr J D Devore, sold his valuable real estate, Cor. Armstrong and Mineral Street at public auction last Sat.
Mr E G Kimmel was the purchaser, and the price paid was $7,775. It has on it two buildings and fronts 120 feet on each street.
It is a very desirable piece of property.


At a meeting of the directors of the Davis National Bank of Piedmont held at their banking house on Mon afternoon, April 3rd, the registrants of Henry G Davis, president and Col T B Davis, vice president were accepted, both of whom have been connected with this institution for many years. Mr Allen L Luke of Luke Md, was elected president and Mrs U B McCandish, first vice president and cashier. The directors elected were as follows: Henry G Davis, Col T B Davis, U B McCAndlsih, Allen L Luke, H B Carroll, O Tibbitts, D F Graham, H A Mills, Dr D J Long, George E Kleuck, Lee Ott and W E Heskitt.