KEYSER TRIBUNE
DECEMBER 15, 1911


ANTIOCH

Dec 13, 1911
A pie social will be held here at the school house on Fri night, Dec 22, 1911. Proceeds for the benefit of the school. All are cordially invited.
Sur D G Martin is in Grant County, near Falls, today doing some work for the J L Babb heirs.
Obed Dettinburn, of New Creek, was in our village last Sun.
Mr and Mrs Edgar Burg, Mr Henry Burg and Miss Maggie Tucker, of near Falls, were callers here awhile last Sun.
Miss Lulu Harrison is visiting her sister, Mrs Frank Leatherman, on Tucker Ridge.
Mrs Martha Bacorn, of Martin, is visiting in this vicinity.
Victoria


BEAVER RUN

Wm Flory of Bache was up on the run over Sun.
Miss Annie Tutwiler, of Little Capon, is up visiting friends.
Ed Clinedinst has been busy sawing wood for the people around.
On Sun 24th, there will be Xmas services at the church 7:30 pm, song service to begin at 7:00.
Elder I S Long, as a missionary from India, will be at the brick church both Tues and Wed 19 and 20, at 7:30. His discourses will be on India and work there and it is hoped many will hear him. He and his wife have spent several years in India.
Lu Tutwiler is spending a few day sups up on the run.
Some of the neighbors have been buying corn and the price is now $1.25 per lb. The Taylor orchard and the Taylor orchard are furnishing most of the corn for market.
Several of the farmers have begun their spring plowing.
The school will give a Xmas program on Fri evening, 22.
Miss Annie Bailey spent several days on the run but has returned to her brother George's on the creek.
Mrs Ellen Leatherman who was on New Creek a few weeks is back home this week.
Miss Gertie Leatherman of the Welton was on the run last week attending the meeting at the Union.
Mrs Martha Smith spent several days last week down at her daughter Annie Starnes.
G S A


DAWSON NEWS

Mr C D Hadger, of Davis W Va, spent Sat and Sun with his uncle, Mr H H Hott.
I L Vanmeter and wife were called to Rawlings Sat night on account of the illness of the latter's mother, Mrs Margaret McKenzie.
Ex Squire Stanly Cresap and brother, John, were calling on friends here sun.
W H Crabtree of Keyser, was visiting his uncle, H C Dawson Sun.
Some of our farmers are still sowing wheat, I will not say who for I know he would not like for me to tell, would you B?
Miss Ella Whitford, of Keyser, was visiting at Mr H C Dawson's last week.
Mrs F Stotler was visiting in Cumberland last week.
Rev S D Dawson was in Cumberland on business one day last week.
Ye Scribe is suffering with a corn on the toe this week. So Nero had better keep his distance.
Mr H C Dawson is still confined to his house and we learn is still growing weaker.
Mrs Dan Brady, of Westernport, was visiting home folks last week.
O! yes Nero you are toeing the mark well. So here I come again.
The marks I make you toe with ease.
You may at my terms scoff.
But if you tread upon my corns.
I'll be sure to knock you off.
Your feet are large as well as mine.
Scarce room to turn them around.
Before you come into my shack,
Please turn them on the ground.
I pray you now this warning heed,
And keep your self in tune,
don't tred my corns, write all you can
To boast the grand old Tribune.
Lucas


ELK GARDEN NEWS

Mrs Seymour Taylor, of Salisburg Md, was in town last week. The family has some idea of returning to the mountain. Their health is not good on the Eastern Shore.
The Loyal Temperance Legion will give a temperance program in the M E Church, South, Sun, Dec 17th, at 7:30.
the Sunday School of the M E Church on Nethken Hill will celebrate Christmas, Sun afternoon, Dec 24.
The Sunday School of the M E Church, South, will render the exercise, "The Message of the Star," with orchestra accompaniment, on Mon evening, Dec 25.
Mr Eston Winsboro, the efficient salesman in the B L store, has gone to his home at Front Royal Va, to regain his health. He has been attacked again by his old enemy - rheumatism.
Rev W J Bernard, being summoned on the petit jury at Oakland, could not fill his appointment last Sun. MR F C Rollman filled the pulpit very acceptably at this place.
Mr David Ravenscraft has been very low with typhoid fever. All the members of his family were summoned to his bedside last week, and it was thought that he would pass away any hour. At this writing his symptoms are more favorable.
Mrs Mabel Hershbarger and Harry Whetzell were married at Blaine, Dec 12, 1911. The bride and the groom both are residents of Elk Garden, the former residing on Elk Avenue with her three children, and the latter just recently returned form a three years' service in the U S Army.
The first coal was dumped at No 5 mine last Mon morning. This mine is in the town and is a re-opening of the old mine.
An Anti-Saloon League gentleman (whose name we did not learn) will speak in the church on Nethken Hill Sun morning, Dec 17th, at 10:45.
Roland


HARDY COUNTY

Rev Dr J W Duffey, of Winchester, arrived here Tues evening.
WH Marsh, who has been right sick for several weeks is some better.
S C Swisher was among those in attendance at the Agricultural meeting at Keyser.
Ed W McNeill , who has been spending several weeks at his farm in the Old Fields, returned to Morgantown last week.
A B Haslacker, who was elected assistant cashier of the Hardy Co Bank, with his family, arrived here Tues evening to make his home. We welcome them to our midst.
Miss Janet Welton left Mon for Philadelphia, where she will take treatment for a short time and then go to Va to visit relatives. Her father, C B Welton, accompanied her.
On Wed evening, Nov 1st, Mrs Robt Brill of Glendale, Arizona, underwent successful operation at the Sister's Hospital in that city, she is now at home and is improving nicely. This is the second operation inside of 18 months.
The two story dwelling of Luther Robinson, an employee of the Hampshire Souther Railroad, Romney, W Va, was destroyed by fire early Thurs morning. Only the contents of the first floor was saved. Miss Nancy Robinson a daughter of Mr Robinson, will with typhoid fever, was hurriedly carried from the blazing building to the home of a neighbor.
Arnold Sites and Ercelle High spent several days in Keyser last week.
I C Chrisman, P D Delawder and W V P Ritchie, of Lost River, were in town this week.
Will Rogers, who has been residing at Bird City, Kansas, for several years, arrived here last Fri to make his home.
Jos Kuykendall, who was operated upon in Baltimore last week, is , we are glad to say, getting along nicely. A brother, Tom Kuykendall, living near town is right sick at this time.


PETERSBURG NOTES

Mrs Hardy who lived near Durgeon, died Sun.
Dr Moomau and J W Day left for Baltimore Tues.
B F Huffman, of Lanville, was here over Wed night. Mr Huffman is a farmer and brought over a load of wheat to have ground here.
Mrs J N Shobe, who was operated on at the Hoffman Hospital, at Keyser, some time ago, and has since then been at her father's at Burlington, came home last Sat. Her brother brought her up.
Eston I Whiting, of Gilroy, Cal died suddenly Sun of heart failure. MR Whiting left Moorefield in 1894, and was successfully engaged in farming and fruit culture in California. The funeral occurred in California, where his wife was buried.
State Senator William Post, president of a bank at Buchannon, and widely known through the state, narrowly escaped with his life at the hands of an enraged Negro late Fri afternoon. Sen Post, on horseback, was collecting rentals from his tenants and having notified a white family he would compel them to move unless they paid their rent, was attacked by a Negro boarder in the family named John Harris, who fired three shots from a revolver. All the shots went wild and Sen Post jumping from the horse, clinched with the furious black and was scratched and bruised in the struggle. At this point help came form laborers in a nearby field and the Negro fled.
Miss Allie Harman, daughter of S W Harman of Kline, died recently of typhoid fever.
Mrs W A Wise is visiting her mother and sisters in Cumberland.
William A Welton left Mon for a week's visit to friends and relatives in Keyser.
Rev C E Wise, Methodist minister of Washington D C, is here this week visiting his brother, W A Wise.
The teachers of Milroy District held their institute here last Fri. A very interesting meeting was held. Co Supt Harman was in attendance.
Mr and Mrs B J Lough, of Deer Run, Pendleton Co, were here Sat. They were on their way to visit Mrs Lough's father, V B Kesner, who lives near Keyser.
Miss Susan Kimble, aged about 60 years, died Sun night at her home near Upper Tract of typhoid fever. Interment took place Mon at the Charley Alt cemetery.
Mr and Mrs John W Kimble of Upper Tract, attended the burial of Hezekiah Mongold at Dorcas Mon. Mr Kimble returned home Tues, leaving his wife here to visit her parents for awhile.
Hezekiah Mongold, aged 50 years, died Sat night at his home near Hiser, of tuberculosis. He had been in delicate health for some time. Mon evening the remains were laid to rest in the presence of a large crowd. Abraham Mongold, of Petersburg, is a brother of the deceased.
A large bear has been creating much excitement along Jack Mountain, near Franklin, Pendleton Co. The bear destroyed a beehive for Oscar Rexroad and killed several hogs belonging to B H Hiner. Eli Nelson killed a bear, on Chas Evick's place on Dickenson's mountain, within four miles of Franklin while coon hunting Thurs night.
H W Schell of Scherr, and James Aronhalt, of Bayard, was here form last Thurs until sat visiting Mr Schell's daughter, Mrs Charles Godlove. This was Mr Aronhalt's first visit to Petersburg for twenty-eight years. HE lives three miles form Bayard, on the Md side, is one of Garrett county's successful farmers.


PUSH ROOT

Quite a few of the folks from this section attended the apple, chicken and butter show at the county seat last week and numerous reports are in circulation in regard to the success thereof.
They all agreed that the exhibits were so far apart that you would forget from one to the other which you had been in.
Hez Root took some Johny Youngs over and they wouldn't let him enter them because they were too young. Nothing but matured apples of a specified age were wanted. Hez's wife, Samantha, took a pound or two of butter to the butter show expecting to get a Sanitary Milking Stool or some other useful premium, but all she got was a score card with some figures on it. Her butter scored 35 per cent for color; 50 per cent for odor; 10 per cent for salt and 5 per cent for grain. Samantha is very much wrought up. She say the butter had more color than odor and yet there was 15 difference in these two qualities. They gave her 10 per cent for salt and she forgot to put any salt in it at all and as for grain there wasn't any as the cows had been fed on alfalfa all fall. She will enter no more butter until they get a new judge.
Ginger Root got a sanitary manure fork for the best plate of hen fruit at the chicken show. Ginger was very much pleased with the outcome and gave old Speck, the hen that laid the eggs, a good feed of old coffee grounds as soon as he got home. This pleased old Speck so that she laid a double yolk egg for him the next day.
Miss Laurel Root thought they were going to have a fancy work exhibit so took over a rag carpet she had been working on ever since campmeeting. It was made up of red flannel shirts, linsey woolsey, petticoats and old clothing too numerous to mention, that had been in the Root family for several generations. It was indeed a work of art and looked like a colored lithograph of a diseased lung. After all the hard work put on it she found there was no exhibit of this kind so had to bring it back.
The railroad is being graded near here and it is hoped trains will soon be running "on, along and across" our roads in the near future. Alibanna Peanut, a son of Sunny Italy, with ten or twelve of his countrymen are doing the work, assisted by some of our local talent. This community will have the distinction of having the only piece of straight road on the line. Between Dry Run and the Point of Rocks there is a little piece of straight track about five rail lengths. A straight stretch is very monotonous and besides there is not beauty in a straight line.
It is thought that by April first, no unforeseen circumstances preventing, the cinders of civilization will be polluting the atmosphere of this section. The first excursion, so far as is known now, will run to the county seat on May 30th. It will get there in time to connect with the Western Maryland train for Gettysburg on that date.
An agent was through here last week selling Aunt Bettie's Rockandryecodliveroil... This seems to be awful good medicine and quite a lot of it was sold to the folks. IT is good for nearly every complaint in the almanac and fills a long felt want in the community since the county seat went dry.
The Push Root Debating and Literary Society has been reorganized and will resume operations next Sat night with a debate. Nothing but topics of general interest will be discussed this winter. Hither-to-here before has been to any things brought up for argument that were neither edifying or intellectual. In other words after the question was settled the affairs of all moved on just the same. These senseless topics will be given a wide berth in the future and only questions of great moment will be debated. The topic for the opening debate will be, Resolved, That a corn fritter makes a better ear muff than a buckwheat cake.
There will be a few recitations and reading by different members.
PERSONALS
Cy Cloverblossom went to town last week and purchased a red flannel shirt and a pair of felt boots.
Luther Pinkwhiskers Myers had his boots half-soled recently.
Fred Morrison, who lives down on Staggs Run, passed through here lasts Sat enroute to Burlington. It wasn't learned what he went down for.
Miss Minnie Swift Sundayed with the Root family. She will begin her school Mon. Minnie is very popular and several of the larger boys who stopped school several years ago are going back and take a post graduate course.
Nearly every one is at work on Christmas gifts to be used this Christmas. Some are going to pass on a few they received last year and others are making new ones.
Uncle Hiram, Hez Root's papa, was out enjoying the sun last week. Uncle Hiram says he never 'lowed to see the day when you could go to the county seat by rail. That's alright, Uncle, the day hasn't come yet and you may go blind before it does.
Hink


PERSONALS

Miss Cora Martin was shopping in Cumberland yesterday.
For your Christmas Candies, Nuts, Oysters and staple, gifts go to Greenwade's.
Mr John B Nash, manager of the Alleghany and Golden Seal Farm, Emoryville, W Va, shipped three flour barrels full of gensing to a firm in New York.
D Dong & Son's store will delight the heart of any lady who has an appreciation of the beautiful.
The Keyser public schools will close for the Christmas holidays, Dec 22, and resume work Jan 2, 1912.
Mr and Mrs J R Kuykendall were doing some Christmas shopping in Keyser Tues.
Mr W P Russell Manager of the Twin Mountain Orchards, was in Keyser on business Tues.
Mr W M Ludwick, of Windber Pa, is visiting his parents near Burlington, he made the Tribune office a pleasant call. He is in the mercantile business in Pa.
W H Nefflen has a choice selection of handsome Toilet Sets for your dresser.
W A Liller spent Wed in Baltimore on business.
Mr George McFarlane, of Barnum, attended the meeting of the Board of Directors of the F & M Bank here Wed.
Prof Baldwin B Bane expects to reach Keyser Sat night to spend his Christmas holidays with home folk.
D Lond & Sons's store looks like the place that the lady who dresses in good taste dreams of and if she is wise, she will go there to have her needs supplied.
Mr J H Rodahafer, a prominent business man of Terra Alta, died in Florida last week where he had gone for his health.
Mrs James Thornton Carskadon visited in Cumberland Thurs.
Mrs Bier was shopping in Cumberland Thus.
W H Nefflen has a choice lot of Burnt Leather goods, nothing is prettier or more appropriate for a Christmas present.
D you mean to "tip the light fantastic toe" during the holidays? then get your slippers (?sic) for the occasion of Weimer.
Mr David Thomas Lewis of Westernport, and Miss Florence Irene McDonald, of Maysville, were married in Cumberland this week.
Mr and Mrs I H Ofner attended the funeral of Mrs Offner's aunt, Mrs Barrick, at Cross last week.
Mr F C Patton and Miss Lou Ebert are visiting Mrs Michael.
Mrs William Martin and son, returned this week from a visit to Decatur, Ill.
David Kight and sister, Miss Grace, returned Fri from a visit to Washington and Philadelphia.
Miss Roy Delauder spent Tues with her sister, Mrs H S Pulliam.
Mr Walter Whistler, of Fairmont, is visiting her mother.
Get your sleds, dolls, books, all kinds of mechanical toys at Nefflen's store.
When you come to town make Geo T Carskadon's store your headquarters. Just bring your knitting and stay all day.
Misses Lilly and Bertha Wagoner, were shopping in Cumberland Sat.
Miss Fannie Warner and Mr and Mrs Earle Lowry spent several days in Baltimore last week.
Miss Beulah Fisher spent Sat in Cumberland.
Mrs J W Arnold and Mrs H A Sliger visited in Cumberland this week.
Mrs J C Watson left last Sat morning on a visit to relatives in Christiana, Pa.
Mrs Chas P Peters left Tues for a visit to her brother, W S Shores, in Baltimore city. Her son, Paul, joined her at Cumberland and made the trip with her.
Atty C N Finnell and Mr A V park returned form N M this morning.
Mrs Louise Hoover, of Reverton, Va, has come home to spend the holidays with her parents, Dr and Mrs Robt Gertsell.
I M Long anticipated your Christmas wants, save time by seeing him first.
If you want to see the meeting of the producer and the consumer, look in Greenwade's store window.
Give the boy or girl one of those drawing Black Boards at Nefflen's, they have numerous beautiful designs for the child to draw by.
Shearer, who ran a large Gents and Ladies furnishing store in Piedmont, failed the first of this week, and tatty. Taylor Morrison, as trustee, will settle up the business.
Mrs J Z Teraell was shopping in Cumberland, yesterday.
Mrs Ella Mader and son, Drue, of Altoona, Pa, spent from Sat till Mon the guest of her brother Mr A S Wolf.
Mrs W H Clary visited friends in Keyser recently.
Mr and Mrs Ray Wells has returned form a pleasant visit to Baltimore.
Mrs harry Cole and children, of Cumberland, visited in Keyser Sat and sun.
Everything to gladden the child's heart form a whistle to a gun can be had at W H Nefflen's store.
Mrs Clarence Biercamp and children visited in Frostburg lasts week and this.
Mr J E Spiker, in the employ of the Cesna Lumber Co, Cumberland, had the misfortune to have the second finger on his left hand cut off last week. Some years ago he lost the little finger on the same hand.
Mr Scott Sions returned form a Baltimore Hospital last week, greatly improven in health, he will recuperate at his home in Moorefield before taking up his duties at the P O all are pleased at his recovery.
With a six dollar purchase you get an alarm clock free at Frye's Hardware Store.
Mr W P Russell, Mgr Twin Mountain Orchards, left for Detroit Wed to attend to important business.
Mr J C Lewis, chief engineer and Mr E A Russell, Gen Manager of the T M & P R R spent Wed in Martinsburg on railroad business.
For the Christmas season you will want the best groceries - you can get them of W H Crist, 123 Main St.
Capt Macker Babb, who is in the marine service at the New York Navy Yards, returned to his post of duty this week after a three week's visit to the home of his father, Hon W J Babb, Medley, Grant Co.
Judge Reynolds will hold court in Tucker co next week.
Mr James Rudy was in town on business for I H C Thurs.
Mr W H Barger writes that Florida is truly a land of flowers. Oranges, bananas and other tropical fruits are growing in his back yard, and the country is as pretty as Eden.
Mr R A Smith was in Keyser on business the first of the week.
Mrs I H Bane visited in Keyser Thurs.
Geo T Carskadon wants all his old friends to call and see him. He is always glad to see them.
Rev J F Dayton, is in feeble health we regret to note.
C E Dayton was in Cumberland on business Thurs.
Have you visited Fairy Land? It is in W H Nefflen's Store, Main St.
Master Lloyd Mills has been quite sick at his home on Mozelle St this week.
L C McDonald's store looks like Santa Claus has made a visit there.
Rev H C Smith was in Keyser for a few hours Tues, he is in the midst of a good meeting at Rawlings.
Mr Geo R Dye came over Mon to meet his nephew, Mr William Dye, son of T C Dye, who now resides in Indiana and is visiting his father and other relatives in Mineral County.



DEATHS

DEATH OF EARL MICHAEL

Mr Earle Michael, son of Mr J C Michael, of Williamsport, W Va, died in Keyser Sun, Dec 10 - 1911, after an illness of more than six weeks of typhoid fever, aged 20 years and four days. His body was buried in the Lahmansville Cemetery Tues afternoon. He was a bright young man and had a promising future. His father and numerous relatives and many friends have sincere sympathy in this sore bereavement.

COL JOHN JOHNSON

Col John Johnson, one of Mineral County's oldest and most honored citizens, died at his home in Alaska, this county, last Sat morning, Dec 9, 1911 at 12:20 o'clock, aged 86 years. He had been confined to his bed for about three months, of paralysis. He left three sons, John W Johnson, of Cumberland; James B Johnson of Keyser; Robert M Johnson, of Alaska and two daughters, Mrs R G Wilson, of Thomas and Miss Mary at home. His wife died about seven years ago. He has two living sister, Mrs Elizabeth Woodworth of Hancock Md and Miss Margaret, of Alaska. The funeral services were held at Eusebia Church last Mon forenoon and the body was buried in the cemetery adjoining where sleeps the sacred dust of so many of his kindred.
Col Johnson was a gentleman of the old school. He was born as a gentleman, reared as a gentleman and lived and died as a Christian gentleman. He had been an elder in the Presbyterian church for about thirty years. HE had frequently been honored by his fellow men by being placed in positions of honor and trust and never betrayed one. For many years he took an active part in politics being a lifelong Democrat. He enriched the world by the life that he lived.

CLARENCE HARDESTY

Clarence Hardesty, aged twenty-two years, Baltimore & Ohio fireman on the Deer Park helping engine, was struck and instantly killed by the engine drawing westbound passenger train No 7 Sun night at Deer Park Hotel Station.

FATALLY SHOOTS ANOTHER

Another fatal and accidental shooting with the gun that was supposed to be unloaded took place last Thurs afternoon about three o'clock at the home of Stephen W Friend, near Sang Run, when his son Lenzie, aged 19 years, shot his younger brother, Matthias, aged 16 years, inflicting a wound that brought almost instant death.


COL DAVIS' WILL

The will of the late Col T B Davis has been admitted to record in the office of the county court of Mineral county. The executors named therein are his brother, Ex-Senator Henry G Davis, of Elkins W Va, T B Davis Jr,, a nephew of New York and W E Haskitt of Piedmont W Va. The latters was his trusted private secretary for many years, is named executor of the will, without bond. The will devises Thomas B Davis, Jr of New York, the son of a deceased brother, the old home place of Col Davis at Keyser with all the furniture and belongings thereto, and also the race track. The balance of his property goes to his near relatives. One million dollars, if the estate amounts to so much, is to be equally divided among his nephews and nieces; and if the estate be of greater value, one third of the excess goes to his brother, Henry G Davis, and the balance is equally divided among his nephews and nieces.
No bequest outside of immediate relatives was made.


A SAD ACCIDENT

Last Sat evening little Roy, a two year old twin son of Mr and Mrs E S Weltner, attempted to take down a pair of scissors that were hanging on the wall when they fell the sharp point penetrating the ball of one of his eyes, which means the loss of sight in that eye. The twins are pets in Keyser and great sympathy is expressed for the afflicted one.


SOUTH KEYSER TICKET

The regular citizens' convention was held in the Council Chamber, South Keyser, Tues night, Mr W B Lauck was in the chair. The following ticket was nominated to be voted upon Jan 4-1912.
For Mayor, Charles W Akers; Recorder, Warren Harr; Councilmen, Gabriel Berg, H P Emmart, F M Houser, D B Biser, J H Cowger, Palmer Paris, William Willhide. Mr John Wolfe who has been the mayor for two terms declined to hold the office longer.


TICKET FOR PIEDMONT

Piedmont WV, Dec 12
A Citizens' ticket was placed in nomination at Piedmont at a meeting in the Opera House last night, about 100 voters being present. The nominees are:

Mayor - H Clay Shaw, incumbent
Recorder - Charles G Culbertson
Councilmen - A F Hawkins, James L McHenry and Dr W A Shuey
There are five councilmen, two of whom hold over. Hawkins and Shuey are renominations.


UNDER ROOF

The new livery barn built by the Potomac Milling and Ice Co, on the foundations occupied by the one which was burned in Sept is now having the roof put on it, and before many weeks the building will be ready for occupancy.


COUNTY COURT

County Court was in special session last Tues. MR Harry Richardson qualified and gave bond as notary public.
It was decided not to close the road leading form Elk Garden to Emoryville.
J H Markwood, Isaac P Carskadon and John Sloan were appointed a committee, together with D G Martin, to view the proposed change in the county road, leading from Keyser to Headsville, beginning at a point near the lime kiln on the east side of Limestone Run intercepting the present road near V F Alkire's residence, and to make full recommendations, giving reasons for same, and report to a special meeting of the Court on Sat, Dec 16.



NEW CREEK INSTITUTE

Newcreek Dec 8, 10:30 am.
Institute called to order by district president Warren Harr. Devotional service conducted by Rev A A P Neel. Sang, America and Scatter Sunshine.
The county superintendent spoke for a few minutes and then assigned several round table topics for the after noon session.
The Worth of the State Manuel as a book of suggestion. This was handed very ably by MR Harr. Many helpful suggestions were made by him.
Mr McDowell then read on, Advantages to be gained by grading of rural schools, followed by discussion, which lasted till noon, intermission.
1:30 pm - Sang, Swinging 'neath the old Apple-tree.
Paper, Teaching Beginners to Read, was read by Miss Githen, this was a splendid papers and showed careful study and thought in its preparation.
Rev Neel then gave a very helpful talk on, sources of getting help.
The balance of the session was taken up in the discussion of Round Table Topics of special interest other teacher.
Luke McDowell


Santa Claus Knows The Value of Money!
We Supply His Needs!

We have a very large and complete line of useful and necessary things - just the things you must have for the "Dinner," which is no small part of the Yuletide joys - and our prices are so low you will not complain about the "high cost of living." Visit us and be happy.
We Have....
Dressed Chickens, Large, Fat Christmas Turkeys, Fresh Oysters, Cakes and Puddings, Cranberries and Celery, Jumbo Bananas, Oranges, Grapes and other Tropical Fruits.
We Also Have......
Fresh Candies of all varieties in boxes and pails. All kins of Nuts, guaranteed to be strictly fresh - no old goods. Fill your stockings from our store. Order your turkey now.
Examine our stock before buying -- we can sell you the best.

AKERS BROS
Cor Orchard Piedmont Sts, Phone 74 R


REPORT OF RELIEF COMMITTEE
Elk Garden WV Dec 5, 1911

To the Town Council of Elk Garden W Va
We, your committee of the No 20 Mine Relief Fund, hereby make our final and last report of the monies received and paid out by us in the relief of the suffers of No 20 Mine explosion of April 24, 1011. We recommend that this report be accepted and the committee be discharged.

MONIES RECEIVED

C H Lantz $25.00

P F White $10.00

Drummer Thompson Furniture Co .50

Lee Ott 25.00

Mrs Lee Ott 25.00

George B Shank 10.00

Dr E L Jones 25.00

C E Nethken 25.00

J C Orrick & Sons Co 25.00

Mrs E Hotchkiss 5.00

S S Warnick and wife 3.00

E M Norman & Co 30.00

Judge F M Reynolds 15.00

W E Heskitt 5.00

Col T B Davis 100.00

Benjamin A Richmond 50.00

The Kenneweg Co 25.00

W Reese Nethken 10.00

St Johns M E Church Sth, Piedmont 12,75

Assumption Church, Keyser 25.00

Alfred Ridgeley 5.00

Mr and Mrs R L Campbell 5.00

E M Buch 5.00

H H Bantz 1.00

Geo Stevens 5.00

J M Grouch 5.00

Dr D W Border 5.00

Wm Bowers 2.00

Salesman, Thompson Furniture Co .50

Collection Taken by Davis C&C Co
Coketon Plant 500.00

Burkingham Bros 17.50

E Grosuch 5.00

U B Church, Martinsburg 11.50

Beaver Run Meeting
Rev G S Arnold 11.00

Rev J F F Gray 2.00

St Johns M E Church Sth, Piedmont .75

W E Oates 1.00

M C Jones 7.00

Wm McDonald 10.00

Dr Percival Lantz 5.00

Centre St M E Church, Cumberland 175.00

J H Markwood 10.00

Dr Chas E Dellinger 10.00

Echart Baptist Sunday School, Echart 11.25

Jas McDonald 20.00

Collection D C & C Co, Weaver Plant 71.80

Collection D C & C Co, Thomas Plant 295.75

J V Bell, Clerk 10.00

A C Dixon 2.00

Fred Wiseman 2.00

A C Minear 1.00

Presbyterin Sunday School, Midland 6.75

Proceeds of Picnic at Wabash 34.55

Collection D C & C Co, Beryl 67.00

First M E Sunday School, Piedmont 20.04

Collection D C & C Co, Thomas Plant 43.00

Collected by Taylor Morrison, Keyser 195.00

Total Donations: $2030.65

MONIES PAID OUT

Mrs Wilbur Shears $180.02

Mrs John Pritchard $161.35

Mrs William Pearson 142.68

Mrs Edward Harshbarger 143.68

Mrs James Dempsey 122.01

Mrs James Brown 122.01

Mrs Roy Wilson 122.01

Mrs Thomas Wilson 122.01

Mrs Thomas Yost 142.68

Mrs Harry Trenum 105.34

Mrs William Hetzel 105.34

Mrs J R Wilson 86.67

Mrs Lester Wilson 86.67

Miss Goldie White 86.67

Mrs F C Patton 52.42

Mrs John Pugh 52.42

Mrs Floyd Wilson 52.42

Mrs John Runion 52.42

For Printing and Stamps 5.16

Total Disbursements $2030.65

Upon motion the above report was adapted, ordered spread upon, the minutes and the committee discharged.
Respectfully submitted,
R Marsh Dean, Chairman
B J Faller, Secretary
W H Kight, Treasurer


PROF SANDERS SELECTED

The school board for the Keyser Independent District has selected Prof J C Sanders for the position of Superintendent of the Keyser Public Schools to take the place of Prof J W Stayman who has been elected to the principalship of the Preparatory School. Prof Sanders will assume his new duties Jan first 1912. He has been an instructor and an official member of the faculty of the Preparatory School for eight consecutive terms, he is well and favorably known in Keyser and surrounding country as an able instructor and disciplinarian and a high toned gentleman who stands for everything that is best in the community. The Board feels that it is peculiarly fortunate in having secured such a worth gentleman for that position.


FIDUCIARIES NOTICE

The following accounts are before me for settlement:
Millard R Twigg and C E Nethken, Admir, with the will annexed of Charles E Twigg, deceased.
Urice A Casseday, Admr of Thomas Casseday, deceased.
George W Finch, Admr of Joseph Finch, deceased.
Carrie A Sharpless, guardian of Katherine Sharpless.
C E Nethken, trustee for Frank P Greenwade.
T B Davis, Admr of Eliza A Buxton, dec'd.
Harry G Fisher, guardian for May, Lena and Thomas Leatherman.
W R Nethken, Adm'r of Joseph D Nethken, deceased.
Amy C Dixon, guardian for her children, Samuel G Dixon and Marshall Dixon.
These accounts will be taken up and settled as required by law.
Wm MacDonald

Commissioner of Accounts

FIDUCIARIES

I have before me the following accounts for settlement, F H Babb, admr of Frank Wilson, decd; F H Babb guardian for Rebecca Wilson. I will state and settle same in my office on the 16 day of Dec 1911. Given under my hand this day of Dec 1911.
E B Reynolds, Com Accounts


ELECTION OF OFFICERS

New Creek Council No 241, National Union, Keyser W Va, elected officers for the ensuing year at their last meeting, the 11th inst.
The following are the officers elected:
D T Greenwade, President; W E Crooks, Secretary; J B Fetzer, Financial Sect; A W Coffroth, Treasurer; A V Douglass, Serg; Geo E Smith, Usher; W R Taylor, Doorkeeper; H G Fisher, Speaker; Walter Lowry, Chaplain; N J Crooks, Senate Deputy; and W C Long, N J Crooks and S N Moore, Trustees.
The reports from the different Officers showed the Society in excellent condition. The National Union is one of, if not the oldest Fraternal Insurance Society in Keyser.
It has paid out more money on account of death claims then any other Society, or Insurance Co of any kind in the town of Keyser - something like $45,000 since its' organization here in 1886. It has always paid promptly and in full every claim.
Members of New Creek Council are now carrying about $90,000 of insurances, "to relieve the burden of the wife and provide for the wants of the orphan, when the husband and father shall cease to come home."
New Creek Council decided, at this meeting, to give one of those banquets, in the near future, for which it has won such an enviable reputation.


WEEK OF PRAYER

The following is the schedule for the "week of prayer" services in five of the churches of Keyser from Jan 8th to Jan 12th, 1912, all of which services will begin at 7:30 o'clock in the evening:
Mon, Jan 8, topic "Personal Faithfulness," Lutheran church, Rev J H Brunk.
Tues, Jan 9, topic "The Church of Christ", M E Church, Rev M B Lambdin.
Wed, Jan 10, "Foreign Missions," U B church, Rev M H Keen.
Thurs, Jan 11, "Home Missions," Presbyterian church, Rev F H Havenner.
Fri, Jan 12, "Interests Domestic, Educational, Home, School," M E Church South, Rev C P Bastin.


GOOD PIGS

Mr Taylor Welch killed in November eleven pigs, all of one litter, that were born the 14 day of last February, and the eleven net 2,381 lbs. He wants to know who can beat them.


AN OPEN LETTER

Mr Editor:
Last week you reported two town tickets, one by convention and one by petition. There was a Citizen's Party convention but there was no notice of any other, and we don not know anyone that knows of two conventions being called or held. You might be kind enough to give the public some light about the second convention. The Citizens Party convention had as chairman, Col George T Carskadon, and it was held at the Skating Rink. It was free and open to all citizens wanting to take part. There were about 140 voters present. WE think some of the best citizens of the town were present and took part in it. We saw Sen Hood, Postmaster Huffman, Cashier Davis, and Cashier Leps present and a number of business men. In fact it struck us as being a good convention and good place to be. It nominated a good town ticket that is worthy of the support of any one; the ticket was nominated in the open after public notice. About the Peoples Party ticket, or its convention we know but little. It is rumored that the select few controlling it had called it for the undertaking establishment of Mr J H Markwood, and that looking as if it was a better place to care for a corpse than bring to life a political party, they then tried to have it in the Clerks Office at the Court House, and the clerk said no; and then they tried the Sheriff and it did not suit him; and finally the office of Lawyer Welch was selected s a suitable place for a convention of that character. Are we, the people of this town, so far gone that our convention is called for an undertakers establishment, or any office, without the people being informed?
Mr Markwood was nominated by that convention and if proper to accept such nomination then could it be improper to have the convention in his store? Why did he refuse to have it in his store? It is said their candidate for Mayor has time and again refused to to allow his name to be used, and that he left town that evening and did not return until the next day. Mr Steorts and Mr Sobraska both were at the Citizens Party convention and were voted on for councilmen. IT looks as if they are on the anxious bench. We hear it on the streets that Mr Harry Fisher is very active for the People's Party ticket, that he was active in getting up the convention, and that he has told some persons that he never went after any thing he didn't get. This means the good citizens of this town must take what he offers or do without, and he offers the People's Party ticket. Just think of the power of some good citizens. Why did you hold conventions? You should go to him to make the nominations and also do the voting. They say you are free Americans, are you?
Citizen


ATTENDED AS A DELEGATE

Mr L K Staggers, who was a delegate to the Fifth Annual Convention of National Rivers and Harbors convention in Washington last week, returned home last Fri night, after a delightful and profitable meeting of that important convention.


CURIOUS BITS OF HISTORY

A NAPOLEONIC COLONY IN ALABAMA
By A W Macy

The overthrow of Napoleon and the establishment of anew regime in France was followed by the banishment of many of his prominent followers and supporters. Among them were generals and other officers of high rank, and ladies who had figured prominently in court circles. One group of them came to America, with the idea of establishing a little community of their own, but subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. Congress granted them, by act of March 3, 1817, four townships of land to be selected by them in the state of Alabama; the conditions being that they should cultivate the vine on one acre in each quarter section, and the olive on another, and at the end of 14 years pay the government $2 an acre for the land. About 400 men and women came over, under the leadership of Marshall Grouchy and General Lefabre.
Most of them settled in two villages, Demopolis and Eaglesville. In what is now Marengo county. Here they lived for several years in quietness and simplicity. But the vine and the olive did not prosper, and the leaders became discouraged. The colony gradually melted away, though it is said the descendants of some of these aristocratic French settlers are still to be found in that region.

SOME WILD-CAT RAILROADING

Some remarkable railroads were built in this country - on paper - during the years 1836 -1840. One of the most ambitious was "The Great Western Railroad," projected to run form New York city to Lake Erie, and thence westward over the Mississippi river, a distance of about 1050 miles. It was to be built on piling, and the total cost was estimated at $15,000,000. Great enthusiasm prevailed, and much excitement. Lands were received for subscriptions at extravagant prices. Cities were staked out at various points along the proposed route. Some people even heard that all the land adjutant to road would be occupied by cities and not be left for farming purposes. Numerous other roads were projected to the north and to the south, to connect with this great trunk line, and "terminal cities: of magnificent proportions were laid out. One state legislature (Illinois) planned the construction of 1,300 miles of "state railroad" to cost over a billion dollars. More than $8,000,000 were actually appropriated for Internal Improvements, and when Gov Ford took office in 1842, there was hardly enough unappropriated money in the state treasure to buy a postage stamp.


COMING
Music Hall
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Mr Geo H Towle Presents
"Cowboy's Honor"
H OWENS, Manager
Four-Act Comedy Drama With a Moral

Miss Barbara Kinds assumes the role of the society girl. Mr Wm L Tucker plays the "Cowboy Preacher." All members of the cast are capable players selected especially for this tour.
Noble Men and women! Funny Comedians!
If you fail to see this splendid play you will miss one of the season's best offerings.
Engage your seats early. Prices 25, 35 and 50c


FOR SALE

Give the boy a first class pocket knife for a Christmas present and get the knife at Frye & Sons.

For Sale!
R C B LEGHORN
Cockerels and Pullets
In Order to make more room will sell cheap.
J M Bright & Son, Keyser W Va

PRACTICAL NURSE

I desire to engage in practical nursing in Keyser and community, and will respond promptly to calls. Five years' experience. Phone 72R. I also have furnished rooms to rent.
Mrs M J Penrod

H G STEORTS
Contractor and Builder
Keyser W Va
All kinds of building supplies kept on hand. See me before you contract for a new building or repair work.

D L TRENTON
City's Best Meat Market
106 Main Street
All kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats
Canned Goods, Heinz Pickles, Eggs and Poultry
Prompt delivery anywhere in town. Give him a trial


TOYS AND PLAYTHINGS
Now on display at Brown Bro's

Lots of days when the small boy can be outdoors using a Hand Car, one of those that gives exercise to the muscles of the chest and back, the steering is done by feet. Various styles. Automobiles propelled by the feet for boys and girls.
Velocipedes for youngsters from 4 - 10, toys and playthings that train the mind as well as the muscle, others that simply amuse. Big toy store has assembled the Worlds Toys for the delectation of Keyser Children. Shoo Flys for younger children, toy collapsible go-carts, swing horses, toy tables, toy stoves, dolls of every description, iron horses, iron trains, mechanical toys, air guns, tool chests, story books, cradles and beds, games and building blocks. The largest ltne(?sic) of candy and nuts in town, comprising fancy packages from 1-2 to 5 lbs the famous Red Band Brand that retails at 10c and 20c the pound. Special attention paid to orders for Ice Cream, Block Ice Cream and Icos a Specialty.

A P Brown & Bro
69 Armstrong Street


TRANSCRIBED 28 NOVEMBER 2000 BY PATTI MCDONALD
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