Tribune - Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia

VOL. 41


Elk Garden News

  Mr. Wade Liller brought a load of peaches to market last week from his Ridgeville farm. He reports a light crop, but be that as it may his peaches taste like more.
  There was a good attendance as the all day meeting at Sulphur last Sunday. Rev. J. H. Brunk, of Keyser, spoke morning and afternoon. Sunday evening at 8:00 o'clock he preached in the M. E. Church, South, at Elk Garden.
  The new M. E. Church, at Oakmont, will be dedicated Sunday, September 3. Services will begin August 31, Thursday evening, and continue each evening, ending with the dedication on Sunday. Ministers from a distance will speak, and it will be an interesting series of meetings.
  Wm. H. Kight left the first of this week for Wheeling where he will represent the Knights of Pythias. He expects to be gone about two weeks.
  There will be an all day meeting in Mr. Gaver Sharpless' grove Sunday, August 20. Preaching in the forenoon by Rev. L. C. Messick; at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Geo. R. Branner will conduct a class meeting and at 2:30 Mr. F. C. Rollman will preach. It will be a good place to spend the day. You are cordially invited to attend.
  Lots of huckleberries on the Pinnacle. The black and the late blue ones; splendid picking and it looks as if there will be huckleberries there until snow comes.
  Mr. Baldwin B. Bane was visiting his uncle, I. H. Bane, last week and began complaining. His symptoms soon developed into typhoid fever and he was taken to the Hoffman Hospital. We are glad to learn that he is doing well.
  Splendid showers the first of this week.
[signed] Roland.

Welch - Edwards

  Hon. Richard Adams Welch, of Keyser, and Miss Mary Dorothy Edwards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Edwards of Martinsburg, W. Va., were married at the home of the bride Wednesday evening, August 16, 1911, at seven o'clock. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. S. Trump of St. John's Lutheran church.
  The marriage was followed by a brilliant reception, and that evening the happy couple started on an extended bridal tour. On their return, they will reside in Mayor Welch's handsome residence on Welch St., Keyser.
  The groom is a native of Keyser, a distinguished member of the Mineral County Bar and is now serving his seventh consecutive term as mayor of the city of Keyser. The bride is well known here, having taught in the Preparatory Branch of the West Virginia University at this place. She is a beautiful, cultured and charming young lady. She is already very popular with Keyser's social circles and will receive a cordial welcome as a resident of our city.
  The Tribune extends hearty congratulations and wishes for them many happy and prosperous years together.

Race War Feared

  Coatesville, Pa., Aug. 14 - With a troop of State Constabulary coming here from Pottsville at a gallop, with the burgess swearing in private citizens as policy in anticipation of a race rot [sic], with every saloon in the town closed at the earnest request of Robert C. Gawthrop, district attorney of Chester county, and with the report that officials are about to have warrants issued for the arrest of more than 20 members of the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Company, Coatesville is in a ferment tonight following the murder of Policeman Edgar Rice Saturday and the burning at the stake of Zack Walker, his slayer, last night.
  Stanley Howe, the Coatesville policeman who was guarding Walker while he lay in the Coatesville Hospital, from which he was dragged by the infuriated mob and burned to death, is now in Westchester, where he will remain as a material witness to the lynching of Walker.
  He is credited here with having recognized in the crowd of lynchers the men whose names are now in the possession of the district attorney.
  With Howe in Westchester is a negro attendant in the hospital, who knows all the leading residents of Coatesville, and who says he identified in the crowd that stormed the hospital the same men who are named by Howe, as well as several others.

New Place of Business

  Mr. W. J. Newhouse has opened a new place of business on Armstrong St. between Davis and Mineral streets, and will keep on hand a choice lot of fancy and staple groceries.

New Buildings

  The double dwelling house that Hon. James T. Carskadon is having erected on South Main St. is under roof and will soon be ready for occupancy.
  The handsome concrete residence that Mr. J. R. Carskadon is having erected across New Creek, opposite Point of Rocks, is nearly ready for occupancy.

Back to England

  Mrs. W. M. Babb, wife of Dr. Babb, left yesterday for New York from which place she sails, tomorrow, on board the Olympia for Southampton England. Mrs. Babb is a native of England and goes on a visit to relatives and to again enjoy the scenes of her childhood.

A Birthday Party

  The party given in honor of Miss Carrie Riggleman's 21st Birthday, which took place at her home on Water St. on the evening of Aug. the 11th was quite a success. Many enjoyoble [sic] games were played until a late hour when the refreshments were served. Those present were Misses Ray Coddington, Cora Reel, Carrie, Margaret and Myrtle Hodges, May and Verni VanPelt and Grace Kesner.
  Messrs. Tom Nasb, Dan Perrish, Charlie Cook, Ray Cook, Tubby Davis and Charlie Boehmus.
  The party adjurned [sic] at eleven o'clock and all reported a good time. Miss Reggleman recived many nice presents and extends her thanks to one and all.

A Serious Wreck

  A mixed train, made up of passenger coaches and freight cars, was wrecked Monday morning at 10 o'clock, on the Virginia & Pittsburg branch of S. & O. abut two miles east of of [sic] Buckhannon.
  Firemen Thomas Timms, of Weston, was killed outright and his body was found beneath the engine, about two hours after the accident occurred.
  The train was running late and was going at fast speed, when the rails spread, causing the engine to be derailed and thrown from the track, followed by five cars being turned over.
  Engineer VanHorn jumped from the engine just in time to save his life, as the engine turned over.
  None of the passengers was injured but they were badly shaken up and frightened. The report went out first that the passengers were hurt but was incorrect. Physicians went to the scene of the wreck, to administer to anyone needing their assistance. The dead fireman, Thomas Timms, was aged about 30. He has a wife and children residing in Weston. The body was taken to his late home.

Exchanged Pulpits

  Last Sunday forenoon Rev. Wheeler, of Piedmont, and Rev. M. H. Keen, pastor of Grace M. E. Church, South, of Keyser, exchanged pulpits. It was a quarterly meeting occasion for both churches and the presiding elder had an engagement elsewhere. Both delighted the congregations with able sermons.


  Mr. Arthur Whipp and Miss Edith Cheshire were calling on friends in Romney Saturday evening.
  Richard Ludwick and sisters Misses Nanse and Anna, also Mattie Breinig and Hattie Maphis spent several days in Hardy last week and attended the picnic at Petersburg Gap Saturday.
  Mr. Wade Cliedinst was in Cumberland Saturday on business.
  Miss Mollie Whiteman is spending this week in Romney.
  Rev. E. Ludwick, of Shippensburg, Pa. arrived here Monday to look after business.
  Messrs. I. R. Biser, J. F. Leatherman, W. H. and L. A. Cliedinst were business visitors in Keyser Tuesday.
  Miss Florence Cheshire is a guest at The Stone House this week.
[signed] Arletta

After The Finny Tribe

  Rev. Wm. Ney, Dr. E. V. Romig and Messrs. George Davis and Louis Bumbarger left early Monday morning in an auto for Petersburg, they enjoyed two or three days fishing in that vicinity.

Horses and Cow for Sale

  Two beautiful matched bay colts, 2 and 3 years old, bred from the same mare and "Uric Wilkes", a Kentucky trotter, they are fine. Also a fat cow. J. R. Carskadon, Keyser, W. Va.

A Surprise Party

  A surprise party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weily on G St. Wednesday August 2-1911 in honor of their niece, Miss Anna Steiding.
  Delightful refreshments were served and all spent a very enjoyable evening. Those present were Ernest Dawson, Anna Steiding, Gilmore Haines, Augareta Shore, Clarence Wilt, Katie Russell, Perry Jenkins, Effie Cather, George Biggs, Clara Caldwell, Eugene Cross, Maud Blair, Fred Hammil, Maggie Hoover and Mrs. Lillard.

Farmer Shot While Milking

  Hagerstown, Md., Aug 12 - An attempt was made to assassinate Martin Frey, a well-known Franklin county, Pennsylvania, farmer, as he sat milking a cow in his barn, near Scotland, last week.
  The bullet struck his shoulder and imbedded itself in the flesh, making a dangerous but not fatal wound, which bled profusely.
  Frey says he has not the slightest idea who made the attempt upon his life and that he has no known enemies.

To The Pacific Slope

  Mr. Wm. Dawson left Tuesday night for San Francisco, Cal.
  He is a delegate from Keyser Aerie No. 1234 F. O. E. to their Grand Lodge which convenes in that city August 21. Mr. Dawson will be absent for about three weeks.

Grandson of Key Dead

  After a life which brought him in touch with the uttermost parts of the earth, coming in contact for many years with some of the most astute diplomats of the Old and New World. Mr. Clarence Key, grandson of Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star Spangled Banner," died at the Confederate Soldiers' Home, Pikesville, Md., Sunday after a lingering illness.

  Mr. E. D. Baker, formerly road engineer for the state of W. Va. and now affiliated with the American Association for Highway Improvement was in Keyser this week in the interest of Good Roads. This great movement is nation wide and Mineral county is becoming more and more interested in better roads.

Hardy County News

  Benj. Daily spent a day in Romney last week.
  Grover Belt has completed P. ___tons & Sons new wareroom and it is quite a nice job of ___.
  Ed Sommerville, who has been here among friends was called to his home at Shadwell, Va. Monday.
  Wm. B. Stump, of Romney, was here this week on his way to and from a trip to his farm in South Fork.
  F. C. Welton, of Cumberland, spent several days with his mother, at "Hickory Hill," the past week.
  Mr. and Mrs. Burce Friend, who have been visiting Dash Wilson, at Peru, were here yesterday on their way home at Keyser.
  We are pleased to note that P. F. Sions, who has been quite ill for some time, is able to be ___ and attend to his work again.
  Miss Susie Welton, of Williamsport, came over first of the week and has joined the "Do Easy" camp. Tom Williams brought her over.
  Mrs. I. M. Hawley and daughter, Miss Helen, of Hamilton, Va., who have been the guest of friends here, left Friday for their home.
  Seymour Fisher bought us last Saturday a curiosity in the corn line that beats our friends Judy's.
  It is one large ear surrounded by 28 smaller ones. Who's next?
  Col. John McClure, of Franklin, sold last week to C. W. Driver and Co., of Timberville Va., one thousand head of fat cattle. Col. McClure is one of the largest cattle dealers in this section.
  A. W. Seymour, who spent a week visiting his brother. Charles, at Cedar Cliff, returned home Saturday.
  Miley and Fisher shipped 40 (46?) head of cattle last Saturday, bouhgt of Grant Roley, of Maysville, that averaged 1601 lbs. John R. Miley shipped several carloads this morning; 24 head bought of Jesse Fisher that averaged 1528 lbs and 30 of O. S. Fisher that averages 1423 lbs.


  The bonny, blue-eyed, darling, little boy, Andrew Harman Rotruck, passed to the joys beyond August 4, 1911, aged 3 years, __ months and 27 days. How rich the heritage to a home of a life so freighted with truth and trust and love, so full of fun, faith and fervor. The merry moments of such a life ever sparkle like golden sunbeams dancing on the silvery sea of time. The sacred ties formed with the children reach from home to the Heaven, and ministering angels come and go upon them throughout the journey of life.
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In Memorium

  Ruth Orpha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jones, was called to her Heavenly home last Thursday, Aug. 3-1911. With the bereaved parents we weep; but not without hope; for we know if Christ was dead and is now alive so shall we live again in the next world. Ruth was called from her home at the early and tender age of 7 months and 4 days.... The little form, the wreaths of flowers, the hymns that were sung, the words that were said by the kind pastor, the little white clad pall bearers and the tiny grave in the Hamill cemetery all have put a feeling in our hearts that cannot be removed. Mr. and Mrs. Jones are both members of the Christian church and are widely known all over Blaine and Kitzmiller. They give kindness where it is needed and therefore receive kindness in their great sorrow. They have five children in Heaven waiting for them and one son and one daughter still to bless them. Namely, Ira and Georgia. May we all live so as to meet our loved ones there, for we will know that little Ruth is there for she was taken before the shame of sin could snatch her. In that harmonious song that was sung while the Angels were bearing our baby home.... The pall bearers were dressed in pure white and were all sweet little children, making it more touching, they are as follows: Isabel Tibbits, Lila Lemaster, Iva Murray, Leah Garner. Little Ruth was laid to rest to wake in an unending realm of sweet peace and harmony where all is happyness and no sorrow. May God bless you, my dear friends.

  From a friend.

Claysville Items

  Hay Harvest is about over within our vicinity.
  Misses Myrtle Cannell and Myrtle Ludwig and B. H. Bosley attended the Sunday School convention at Piedmont last Thursday and Friday.
  The ladies of the U. B. Church held an ice cream social Saturday night for the benefit of the church.
  Miss Grace Lawrence, of Mt. Savage, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Arnica.
  Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Robey visited relatives at New Creek Saturday and Sunday.
  We are sorry to state that Mr. Tom Ward is on the sick list.
  Mr. A. J. Pancake lost a fine horse Tuesday.
  Died August 5th of Cholera infantum Duelsa May Rader, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rader age one year and nine days. Funeral services were conducted by A. A. P. Neel at Ward Chapel Interment in the Ward Cemetery.
[signed] Bill Jong

Petersburg Items

  Mrs. Dr. Romig, of Keyser, is visiting Mrs. B. J. Baker.
  E. R. Connell the well known Keyser Jeweler, spent last Sunday night here.
  E. P. Babb, of Martin, and Dr. Keolz, of Keyser, were here Monday on their way to the South Fork to spend a week bass fishing.
  Mrs. J. W. Day left last Friday for a ten days visit to her daughter, Miss Madget Day, who holds a position in the Census Department at Washington.
  The percheron stallion belonging to the Petersburg Percherson Horse Co. was sold here Saturday at public auction Amos Dolly was the purchaser, the price being $225.
  J. M. Linthieum, of Keyser, is spending a few days here.
  Mr. Linthicum is a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity and on his trip here is selling a history of free masonary.
  Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Haslacker, of Weehawken, N. J. are visiting friends and relatives at their old home at Maysvill. We understand Mr. Hoslacker is thinking of locating in this county.
  Mrs. Susan Raines hanged herself in the kitchen of her home at Hambleton Sunday night. She is survived by a husband and five small children.
  Ill health and destitution are said to be the cause assigned for taking her own life.

Beaver Run Items

  L___ Tutwiler, wife and little ___ came up on a visit over Sunday.
  J. B. Rogers, wife and two children and Miss Sadie Leatherman went to Hanging Rock Saturday to visit this week.
  Perry Biser's machine is on upper Beaver Run and will go to Alkires Wednesday thence thresh homeward.
  Miss Bessie Arnold visited up Patterson's Creek last week.
  Prof. Kaufman, of Bridgwater College, was around last week prospecting in the interest of the school.
  W. B. Leatherman and wife are on a short tour to Eastern Shore. They recently sold their farm to R. W. Stickley.
  Miss Leatherman, daughter of Alpheus, is staying at B. W. Smith's.
  Saturday J. W. Cheshir, wife and little Mary and I. R. Biser and Mrs. Hannah Breinig all went out to visit Harley Miller's a few day's. They drove out.
[signed] G. S. A.


August 8, 1911
  Your old uncle was layed up with a severe attack of grip last week and not able to write, but he is now much better.
  Bruce Roderck is still on his crutches; the wound on his ankle is haling but it is very slow.
  Excepting an epidemic of colds, the health of our community is now good.
  Our farmers are now harvesting their grass; some of which is fairly good and some very light. What few patches of oats that were sown in our neighborhood, have made a good crop but the potato crop is almost an entire failure. We have not seen or smelled a field of buckwheat in all this part of the country, therefore we will have to look elsewhere for material for our cakes this winter. The apple crop is good and the quality extra fine, and in nine years we have not seen so great a prospect for a crop of chestnuts. Berries are scarce here, caused by our farmers destroying nearly all the briars and huckleberries bushes.
  Obed and Wilson Hanlin, of near Gormania, were visiting their brother, Gabe, of this place, last Saturday.
  Bruce Roderick spent several days with friends in Kitzmiller, Md. last week.
  Gabe Hanlin, of Schell, and Steve Dixon, of Elk Garden, were visiting their uncle, Gabe Kitzmiller, near Wabash, last Sunday.
  A few days ago it so happened that Rev. and Mrs. Eubank, of our place, and Rev. and Mrs. Messick, of Elk Garden, came on the same day, to pay a visit to ye scribe and family. We spent a very enjoyable day in social conversation and evening came all too soon when good-byes had to be said. Come again friends.
  Charley Mosser, Ran Cosner's sawyer [sic?], moved his family from Schell last Monday, to their new set near Gerstell. Mr. Cosner will follow in a few days. The Keesener's have shut down at their mill near here, and are taking their summer vacations. The whole force is now in the huckleberry woods north of Oakland.
Uncle John

Mt. Storm Items

  Again the death angel has visited our community, casting a dark shadow over another home. It was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hawk, who was transplanted from the garden of earth to that garden where the flowers bloom perpetually. The dear little girl had lived on earth less than three years. The afflicted parents have the sympathy of the whole neighborhood.
  Miss Maggie Idleman seems to be getting rather worse all the time; every few days some new complication arises. Dr. Drinkwater was called in consultation with Dr. Scott last Saturday. They report her condition very serious, but hopeful.
  Mr. Edward King, of Bruceton Mills, is here on a visit to his former teacher, Jas. J. Idleman.
  Mr. G. P. Schaeffer, of Bayard, is here making hay this week.
  Miss Mabel Neville came over last Monday for a few day's visit. She is helping to take care of her aunt, Miss Maggie Idleman. Miss Mabel informs us that her brother, Ervin, who was operated on at Johns Hopkins Hospital last spring, is destined to be a life long cripple. The limb upon which the operation was performed is about two and one-half inches shorter than the other limb.
  Mr. Sanford Whipp is here today, Wednesday, looking after the cattle business. Mr. Whipp says he finds but few cattle that are fat.
  The "Boy Scout" says "The people are making a charitable job of Mr. Aronhalt's harvest." Here are the facts in the case: Mr. Aronholt [sic?] personally managed his hay harvest, employing such help as he saw fit, but paying for it in every instance. When his oats came ripe, Mr. Aronhalt was confined to his bed, unable to get out to look after anything. As his crop was worth several hundred dollars, and might easily be partly or wholly lost, F. O. and Jas. J. Idleman agreed to see that it was cut. The latter took charge of the job and as there was no self-binder available, he employed all the help he could get. The neighbors responded nobly and the oats were saved just in the nich of time. Mr. Idleman was authorized and prepared to pay the men as they labored, which thing he did in most instances, paying each man whatever he saw fit to charge. The charge varied from one dollar and twenty-five cents to one dollar and seventy-five cents for a day of eight to ten hours. Mr. Aronhalt had no thought of making it a "charitable job," but very much appreciates the kindness of his neighbors, some of whom left their own harvest to help in time of need. Any one who has not yet received his pay can get it any day by presenting his claim to Mr. Aronhalt.

Sears - Adams

  Mr. Frank Sears and Miss Nellie Adams, of Keyser, were married by Rev. J. H. Brunk, at the United Brethren Parsonage, Aug. 16, 1911. They are both popular young people and have the best wishes of their many friends.

Death of An Infant

  Freda J. Smith, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith, died at their home on Gilmore St., Keyser, W. Va. Aug. 14, 1911. She was only nine weeks old when the death angel came so unexpectedly and called her to her home in heaven. Her body was laid to rest in Queen's Point Cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Brunk, pastor of the United Brethren church. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends.


  Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Fout, of Purgitsville, recently paid their friends a visit here.
  Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Frederick, of Moorefield, passed through our village last Sunday.
  Mr. Henry Chamberlain, wife and daughter, of Antioch, visited relatives at Emoryville last week.
  Mr. E. A. Ludwick sold a fine horse to John Matthews, of Emoryville, for $240. Jim is without a driving horse.
  Mr. Jas A. Parrill (Farrill?), of Keyser, who was here in the interest of The International Harvester Co. recently. He didn't say whether that black snake was dead or not and so we infer it is busy swallowing the rabbit.
  Two interesting games of baseball were played last Saturday.
  The first game was between the Napoleons, of Emoryville, and the Wellingtons, of Wabash.
  Much interest was manifested in this game, especially by the ladies, and if the Napoleons had played as well as they applauded, their team would not have gone down in defeat by a score 21 to 13 in favor of the Wellingtons.
  The second game was on the same diamond between the Wellingtons and the Laurel Dale True Blues. It was evident from the first that The True Blues were certain of defeat and so after spirited contest, the Wellingtons won the score standing 25 to 16 in their favor.
  The contest was fair, and we think that The True Blues have nothing to discourage them.
  Boys, if you ever come back, and we hope you will, remember that the Wellingtons can play ball.
  Mr. J. B. Nash, the Sang Man, up some time last Sunday night and has as successfully disappeared as if the earth had swallowed him. At the yard gate, his knife and one sock were found. No one seems to have any idea of where he is and can give no account of his strange disappearance. He was at a neighbor's house on Sunday evening but did not say anything about going away, and his manner of acting was that of a man who had the right use of his mental faculties.
  He was a kind neighbor, and had the good will of almost every one. The latest news, by phone this morning, Wednesday, at 9 o'clock, was that nothing had been heard from him.

[signed] Lodi

First M. E. Church

  Davis St. Sunday August 20th 1911 Rev. Mr. Snedegar will preach at 11 A.M. no service will be held in the evening. The public is cordially invited.

Good Roads Picnic

  At a meeting of the Mineral County Goods Roads Association held in Keyser last night, it was decided to hold a Good Roads Basket-in-hand Picnic on Van Myra(?) Camp ground, near Burlington, Saturday September 16.
  A committee of five was appointed to make all necessary arrangements. A committee of ladies, representing all sections of the county, will be selected to take charge of the baskets and serve free dinner to all who attend. Interesting and able speakers will address the assembly on good roads and how to secure them. One or more representatives of the National Good Roads Association will be present. Full details will be given later. Begin now to plan to be there


  Clerk J. V. Bell was in Cumberland on business yesterday.
  Mrs. Charles Broome returned Saturday night from a trip to Newark, O.
  Mr. L. P. Bane, of Pittsburg, registered at the Hotel Reynolds this week.
  Mr. H. C. Babb, of Morgantown, was in Keyser this week.
  Atty. E. L. Judy, of Petersburg was in Keyser on legal business this week.
  There will be a festival at the Dawson school house next Saturday afternoon and evening for the benefit of the church.
  Mrs. W. W. Long and the children attended the K. of P. encampment at Wheeling this week.
  Mrs. Gus Everly and Mrs. Milo Clemm and children left Wednesday on a visit to relatives in Terra Alta.
  Mr. Joe and Miss Isabel Sobraske returned home from Garrett Ind.
  Miss Opal Robinson, of Phillipi, is visiting friends here.
  Miss Katherine Coffroth returned from a visit to Phillipi.
  Mr. Harry Pierce, of Phillipi, visited friends here.
  Master Willie Kight is visiting relatives in Purgittsville.
  Mrs. Russel Wagoner and children are visiting relatives in Frostburg.
  Mrs. Elmer Crawford returned home from Mt. Savage, Md.
  Misses Nell Kalbaugh and Nannie Kight, of Frostburg, are visiting the Misses Offner.
  Miss Margaret Liller is camping this week with a party of friends, on South Branch.
  Mr. Ernest Mobley, accompanied by his son and daughter, is visiting Mr. Richard Mobley.
  Mrs. M. R. Workman visited her daughter, Mrs. Will Cather, from Saturday till Monday.
  Mr. E. G. Kimmell has purchased a new automobile. It was delivered this week and is a smooth runner.
  Mr. Dock Offner, of Ind., is visiting home folks and friends.
  Mrs. Ed Burke and son left last night on a visit to Kansas.
  Mr. and Mrs. Riley Yonkers, who have been visiting relatives and friends at 21st Bridge and Keyser, returned to their home in Orleans, Md., today.
  Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Richardson and visitors spent Wednesday in Piedmont.
  Mrs. S. N. Moore left Monday night for Kalamazoo, Mich., to visit her parents.
  Marion Reynolds returned from a two months' visit to Charleston, this week.
  Miss Mary White, of Pittsburg, is visiting Mrs. Olie Bucklew-Miss Goldie White, of Elk Garden, is also a guest in the same home.
  Mr. J. C. Faw, of Douglas, spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Keyser.
  H. G. Steorts was a business visitor to Gormania Wednesday.
  Miss Elsie Hoffman left yesterday morning for a trip to Atlantic City and New York.
  Mrs. J. T. Little, of Pittsburg, is visiting her parents, Col. and Mrs. G. T. Carskadon.
  Senator Watson has introduced a bill to increase to $72 a month the pension of Job Snyder, of Prakersburg, 93 years old.
  Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Markwood visited Dr. and Mrs. F. P. Edgell, at Harpers Ferry, over Sunday.
  Squire James T. Doyle is spending a few days in the country this week.
  Mrs. Maggie Berry, who has been visiting in Keyser for sometime, left today for her home in Dayton, Va.
  Mr. and Mrs. George Rees, of Washington, came up in their Auto this week on a visit to their many friends.
  Mrs. Carrie Sharpless and Miss Catherine returned from a visit to Gormania Wednesday evening.
  Mr. Frank B. Hutchinson and little son, of New York, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson on Church Street.
  Mrs. W. C. Kinsey will go to Manheim, W. Va. next week to spend the rest of the year.
  Mr. Bernard Markwood went to Washington Friday and returned with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rees in their auto the first of the week.
  Atty. E. H. Sincell and sons, Milton and Edward, of Oakland, came down to Keyser yesterday in their auto. The father returned home the same day on 55, and the young men went round by Frostburg in the machine.
  ___ C. H. Vessler spent a part of this week in Keyser.
  Mr. D. R. Leatherman was here on business Tuesday.
  Mr. A. W. Banc was looking after business interests in Keyser Tuesday.
  Mr. E. D. High brought a load of produce to Keyser Tuesday.
  Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Virts and Miss Ethel Miers spent last Sunday evening in Piedmont.
  Misses Burandetta Bell and Ruby Kelly, of Piedmont, spent Sunday here the guests of Miss Beulah Burke.
  Mr. W. A. Dawson spent Sunday with relatives in Piedmont.
  Messrs. T. H. Davis and E. G. Kimmell left Sunday night off a business trip to Pittsburg, Pa.
  Mr. Harry Dawson and son, of Westernport, spent Sunday evening here with relatives.
  Mr. Albert Davis was a visitor to Moorefield on Sunday.
  Mr. Harry Cole, of Cumberland, spent Monday here with his family.
  Mr. and Mrs. Will Bothwell, of Piedmont, visited relatives here on Sunday.
  Mr. Charles Freeland, of Cumberland, sent Sunday here with relatives.
  Miss Lillie Caldwell went to Huntingdon this week to visit relatives.
  There was an alarm of fire in Keyser last Saturday: there was a small blaze in the home of Mr. Dennison, South Keyser, but very little damage was done.
  Mrs. Snider was called to Masontown on Sunday because of the illness of her brother.
  Rev. B. W. Smith and daughter were shopping in Keyser Tuesday.
  Miss Della Cline, of Wilmington, N. C., and Miss Mayme Selby, of Baltimore, are visiting Mrs. R. G. Richardson.
  Mrs. R. D. Shull has returned from an extended visit to Elkins and Webster Springs.
  Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Gerstell and Mr. Robert and Miss Louise, of Easton, Pa., are visiting at the Davis Mansion.
  Mr. Chas. W. Bane spent Monday night in Keyser.
  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis spent Sunday here with relatives.
  Messrs. J. Kildow, Charles Neville and J. Brooks visited in Piedmont last Sunday.
  Mr. W. P. Russell, Manager of the Twin Mountain Orchard, spent Monday night in Keyser.
  Miss Sue Sheetz returned last week from a pleasant visit to friends on Pattersons Creek and left this week to visit friends along the South Branch.
  Miss Maggie Sheetz has been visiting in Hampshire county for several weeks.
  These are the days of roasting ears, string beans, tomatoes, fried apples, watermelons and potatoes, though potatoes are too high to eat.
  Our taxpayers should be interested in the county estimates published last week and this; they show where our taxes go. The same is true of our municipal estimates.
  Messrs. William Johnston, Franklin Hall, Frank Clemm, Vernon Twigg, Clayton Highlman and Arnold Harrison visited in Lonaconing last Sunday.
  Mrs. W. A. Parker, of Altoona, Penn., who had been on a visit to her sister, Mrs. William Guard, returned home Thursday. Mrs. Gurd accompanied her as far as Cumberland.
  Miss Sadie Stimmel, of Washington, D. C., and Mr. James Y. Stimmel and daughter, Elizabeth, from Payne, Ohio, are visiting at the home of the Sloan sisters near Burlington.
  Mrs. N. D. McCoole arrived at her home after a pleasant visit to Ellicott City, Atlantic City; Philadelphia and Baltimore. Last week was spent at Patterson Creek visiting old friends with her sisters, Mr. Sheetz of N. C. and Mrs. Knykendall(?) [balance of line is illegible on copy].
  Mr. Harry _____ [illegible] relatives in Elkins.
  Mr. Baldwin B. (or H.?) Baine is at the Hoffman Hospital ill with typhoid fever.
  Mrs. W. S. Davis, who lives cor Piedmont and Orchard street, is convalescing from a spell of typhoid fever.
  Misses Nellie and Amelia Entler, of Mt. Storm, visited relatives in Keyser this week.
  Mr. Ren Smith was in Keyser on business Wednesday.
  R. S. Irons was in Keyser this week in the interest of the Davis-Elkins College, at Elkins, W. Va.
  Mr. James E. Sheetz was in Keyser on business Wednesday.
  Mr. I. R. Biser, of Junction, made our office a pleasant call Tuesday.
  Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Virts left last Friday for a ten days' visit to Mt. Clemens, Mich.
  Mrs. T. P. McKenzie and daughter, Miss Vennetta, attend the St. Ambos annual picnic at Chrespatown [sic] Saturday and spent Sunday with her brother, Mr. W. H. Neff of Pinto.
  Misses Annie Leary and Mayme Dean are attending Van Myra camp meeting.
  Mr. R. S. Suman, an experienced salesman, is now with the Siever Hardware Co. and will operate from Cumberland as a centre.
  County Court will convene Tuesday, August 24.
  Mr. and Mrs. Rush Allen and three children, of Jacksonville, Florida, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. L. B. McCoole.
  Capt. J. W. Vandiver came over Tuesday to meet Mrs. Kate Vandiver, Miss Carrie Vandiver and Mrs. Carrie Hartsook, of Ashland, Va., who went over to Burlington for a visit to their many friends.
  The Festival held at McCoole Friday and Saturday evenings was liberally patronized by Keyser people.
  Rev. M. B. Lambdin was in Piedmont last Sunday forenoon as moderator of the Presbytery for the ordination and installation of Rev. Robert Viser, as pastor of the Presbyterian church at that place. Mr. Lambdin preached the sermon and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. Mr. Smith, of Petersburg, and Rev. Mr. Ray of Thomas, took part in the services.
  Messrs. H. H. Stover and Harry Woolf attended the Welch-Edwards marriage in Martinsburg Wednesday. Mr. Woolf was best man. Miss Mary O. Tabb, of Martinsburg, was the bride's maid.


  The bonny, blue-eyed darling little boy, Andrew Harman Rotruck, passed to the joys beyond August 4, 1911, aged 3 years, 7(?) months and 27 days. How rich the heritage to a home of a life so freighted with truth and trust and love, so full of fun, faith and fervor. Ther merry moments of such a life ever sparkle like golden sunbeams dancing on the silver seat of time. The sacred ties formed with the children reach from home to the Heaven, and ministering angels come and go upon them throughout the journey of life. But the Lord has recognized the little ones as his earthly jewels. They are His heritage and to Him they belong. He always greets them at their coming with His loving, welcoming smiles, and He ever is saying, "Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
  The deceased was an only son of Joseph and Elizabeth Rortruck, of Keyser. Three daughters survive. The cause of sickness was not understood by the physicians. The funeral was conducted at the home on Water street on Saturday at 2 p.m. by G. S. Arnold. Interment in the Leatherman grave yard.
[signed] G. S. A.


Aug. 16, 1911
  Misses Edna George, of Hagerstown, and Lucy Markwood, of Blaine, were pleasant callers at D.G. Martins one day last week.
  Mrs. Lucretia Mott, of Davis, is visiting her son, L. J. Mott.
  Miss Lula Harrison was at Keyser Tuesday.
  Miss Lucy Welch went to Keyser Tuesday and returned Wednesday.
  J. M. Martin was at Oakland a day or two last week.

  Sur. D. G. Martin did some work last week near Laurel Dale for Rev. George Burgess and W. S. Hartman. Mr. Martin also just completed a fine map for J. W. Stickley of his Wiley Ford farm, near Wiley Ford Bridge, near Cumberland.

Tenting on Camp Ground

  Mr. H. S. Pulliam and family, Mr. C. E. Harrison and family, Mr. W. E. Chesshire and family left Thursday for Burlington, where they will tent for ten days on the Van Myra Camp Ground.

Poultry and Fruit Farm

  Mr. B. V. Hood, of Somerset, Pa., has bought of the Mineral County Orchard Co. their poultry and fruit farm, situated about two miles from Keyser, on the Limestone road. He will take possession September 15



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