DECEMBER 8, 1911


Dec 6, 1911
Mrs V M Grayson, who has been visiting at Keyser and Martinsburg, returned home last week.
Misses Eva Mott and Alma Grayson are visiting at Davis.
Wade Liller has moved near Sulphur for the winter.
Mrs L J Mott, Mrs D G martin, Mrs Sallie Junkins and Miss Rosa Harrison spent a pleasant Thanksgiving the guests of Mrs Robert Doll.
Sur D G Martin did some work for the county Mon on Cabin Run. Mr Martin returned to Phillipi Tues to serve a few days as U S Juror.
Mrs D G Martin, and son, Earl, were at New Creek Sun.
Mr and Mrs L J Mott were at Keyser last Sat.
J M Martin was at Keyser Tues.
Mr and Mrs D G Martin were at Keyser last Fri. The fruit and poultry exhibits were fine.
Miss Anna Huffman, who spent a few days at their home near Purgittsville, has returned, and resumed her school duties.
Mr and Mrs Robert Doll visited his parents Sat and Sun.


Butchering, Butchering, Buckwheat cakes and Sausage makes everyone fat and dandy.
Daniel Dawson visited relatives on Cabin Run last Sun and Mon.
The Literary and Debating Society is becoming quite interesting.
S D Dawson visited his sister, Mrs Thomas Johnson, of Shaw, last Sun.
G W Dawson went to Midland one day last week to purchase a cow, returning after night he missed his way and got lost on the Allegany Mts and was compelled to camp out all night without a match to make a fire.
The remains of J I Dayton of McCool, were brought to this place last Sat and after funeral services in the Church by J H Brunk of Keyser interment was made in the Dawson grave yard, Rev S D Dawson officiating at the grave.
W H Crabtree of Keyser, visited his uncle, H C Dawson, one day last week.
Oh yes friend Lucas your a dandy
For writing poetry your quite handy
And the mark I'll try to toe it
If I can miss you corns, you know it
A letter week about we'll write
And spice and ginger add for fun
And all we do, if we know it
Is tot make the Tribune go it.


Dr P S Keim was called by telegram, to the bedside of his sick mother at Salisbury, Pa last Mon.
Miss Eliza Forman visited friends at Bush and Thomas last week.
Miss May Winning, was indisposed and did not teach school last week.
Misses Mary and Hannah Mason were at Piedmont last Sat.
Miss Estella V Hott visited her parents at Newcreek; Miss Ada Gordon visited her parents at Keyser, and Miss Anna M Joyce visited friends on George's Creek Thanksgiving week, starting n Wed evening.
Your correspondent attended the Agricultural exhibit at Keyser last Thurs. The corn fodder street decoration would remind any one that the tillers of the soil had possession of the place. The store and shop windows were decorated with exhibits that reminded the sojourner that the farmer was abroad in the town. Everything denoted enterprise on the part of the citizens of Keyser. Taking all in all, the exhibits and addresses made it profitable to all who attended the exhibit.
Fire was discovered in the house occupied by John Blackburn and his mother last Sun morning. Prompt action checked the fire and the biggest part about it was the scare.
Mr Isaac E Oates was at Keyser on business last week, and Mr Lloyd Oates was at Cumberland.


Nov 28, 1911. The box supper at Fountain passed off very nicely Sat night with large attendance and good order. The boxes sold very well, and the Mountain Valley Concert Band furnished some fine music.
Mr Grady Sanders, of Romney, spent Sat and Sun at the home of Mr William Staggs. Mr Sanders was accompanied home by his friend Miss Blanch Staggs.
Mr and Mrs Calvin Urice were calling on Mr and Mrs Hoodery Sun evening.
Mr and Mrs Edward Stagg's little son, Ernest, spent Sun at the Knobley View Farm.
Mr Fred Urice was calling on Mr W H Parrill Sun.
Mr B G Bailey was shopping in Keyser Sat evening.
S S Sunday at 10 am and Prayer meeting at 7 pm. Everybody welcome.
Lone Girl


Mayor Solomon Clark, of Bayard, visited his sister, Mrs D V Junkins last Sun. She has been quite sick for several days.
Mr J A Hanlin, teacher at Terra Firma, was a business visitor here last Sat.
Mr Tom Taylor, of Emoryville, was here last Wed in the interest of the old road from Emoryville to Elk Garden. For the County Court, to discontinue said road would discommode hundreds, and be of no practical benefit to anyone.
Mr H H Harrison, Supt of the Elk Garden Mines, was at Wabash last week.
We have heard that the Wabash Post Office will be discontinued after Dec 5, 1911. Only two or three families reside there now.
Mr Ed Shillingburg of near Mt Storm was here last week doing some carpenter work for Mr S R Duling.
Mr E A Ludwick is building a wood house, J H Endler, of Stony River, is doing the carpenter work.
Mr J E Idleman, of Mt Storm, visited friends here last Sun.
Mr and Mrs R H Anderson, of Emoryville, visited friends at Hartmonsville and vicinity last Sun.
Mr Nim Alkire and son of Stony River, passed here with a drove of colts last week.
Misses Blanch and Bernice Duling of Potomac Seminary, Romney, visited their mother, Mrs Minnie Duling, over Sun. A Mr Cunningham came up with them.
Several persons from here attended a Box Supper at Laurel Dale last Sat night. They report a pleasant time.
Dr J Oliver Lantz attended the Agricultural Fair at Keyser last week.
Rev Mr Metheny is holding a series of meetings in Blake Chapel this week.
Mr G W Swadley, who has been section Boss on the R R from Emoryville to Wabash Dump, has been sent to Ridgeley to take charge of a section there. The road to Wabash has been laid by for this winter.
Dr J O Lantz butchered a hog, less than eight months old, bought of M N Bane when a pig, that net 327 pounds. Can it be beat in Mineral County?


Dec 4
Butchering and getting winter wood is the order of the day here.
Wm Rinker, while getting wood one day last week, mashed a finger very badly and his hand is swollen so he can not use it.
Mrs Pratt and family are moving to Moorefield this week to make their future home.
Wm See and Miss Laura Haggerty were visiting relatives and friends at Needmore from Thursday of last week until Sun.
Esq H W Veach was a business visitor at Burlington today.
Robt Rinker was a business visitor at Burlington Fri of last week.
John A Veach of Burlington, spent a few days here last week on business.
Rev Burgess of the U B church, closed a revival meeting at Otterbin church near here with several added to the church.
Rev Willie Bane of Patterson's creek, preached here at White Pine church, Sun last.
Rev B W Smith, of Beaver Run, closed a series of meetings at Bethel church in the Flats Sun night of last week with nine added to the church.
Rev John M Leatherman will start for Florida this week to visit Mr and Mrs Michael Miller and family, of that place. The latter is a daughter. He will be gone two or three months.
Miss Mayna Leatherman, who is teaching school in Romney, spent from Wed of last week until Tues of this week visiting home folks here.
Thurman Brown, who is teaching the Purgittsville school, spent from Thurs of last week until Sun evening with home folks near Doman, hardy Co.
Miss Amanda Rinker is on the sick list this week.
We are informed John A Veach and Company of Burlington, have purchased of John H High the A S Veach store and far to get possession about March first.
A young Mr Foley, who is attending school at Romney, visited relatives here.
Mrs Wm Payne and little son Harley, are visiting husband, father and other relatives in Keyser.
Noah Hottinger was in Keyser Fri and Sat of last week visiting the home of Mr and Mrs Wesley Mills.
Frank Smith, who has been working in Keyser for some time, spent last week with home folks here and will return to Keyser Tues of this week.
E G Ruckman has been kept busy doing constable work for the last few weeks.
Amos Shumaker, who has been working at Richwood for some time, is visiting home folks here.


Dec 5, 1911
We are having good solid winter, about four inches of snow on a solid frozen bed, where the roads are smooth sledding is fairly good.
Not much doing now in our community, therefore new is scarce.
Nearly every one about here has butchered hogs and sausage and buckwheat cakes are in evidence. The hogs about here were good having been fattened on chestnuts so as to need but a little toping off our grain.
Jos Kisner, who thought he was about done sawing here a month ago, is sawing.
The company has found sale for crossties cut out of gum, ash and cucumber which gives them quite a lot more timber to cut.
Bruce Roderick, has accepted a job on John Gardner's saw mill near Emoryville.
Sam Moon, has gone to Gleason to take charge of the company stables at that place.
S W Whip of Burlington, was out on the mountain yesterday and drove off a bunch of beef cattle that he purchased of D W Idleman.
J W Roderick spent a day on business in Gormania last week.
Last Sun, Rev F C Rollman, of Elk Garden, delivered an interesting sermon at Rehoboth chapel.
Bro Nero of Dawson, was at Shaw last Sun, and called us up by phone, but as he is a poor talker and we can't hear our conversation didn't amount to much. Come out to Schell, Bro and say it to our face, we will then talk 'taters as well as 'maters.
Thanksgiving was observed but little here except by the usual amount of drunkenness amongst a certain class about the mines and along the railroad.
Uncle John


Dr E H Yeakley, wife and son spent Wed in Cumberland.
Messrs. J G Wright and Richard Stimmel were on our streets Thurs.
Mr John Sloan and Capt J W Vandiver were in Keyser on business Thurs.
Mrs James Loughrie and small son, of Bapoon, NJ, who had been on a visit to Mrs H S Pulliam, have returned home.
Miss Elizabeth Mench, of Cumberland, spent Sun with Miss Emilie Coffroth.
Miss Eva Fazenbaker, who was visiting relatives here has returned to her home in Cumberland.
Atty R A Welch and Mr J M Liller represented Keyser at the Miners Institute Banquet served in Fairmont this week.
Mrs C H Flick went to Winchester Va, last Mon where she attended the marriage Wed morning of her sister, Mrs Maggie Berry, to Mr Louie Ellis, of Kansas City, Kansas.
Mr Z V Daniel was looking after business interests in Keyser yesterday.
Messrs F A Schwinabart, William Kitzmiller, of Elk District, were in Keyser on business Mon.
Miss Alma Peters returned Sun evening from a very pleasant visit to Cumberland to which place she went the Wed before to spend her Thanksgiving holidays.
Messrs James E Sheetz, I P Carskadon and J W Carskadon were in Keyser on business Mon.
Mr J W Nelson, of Barnum made this office a pleasant call Mon.
Mr J W Nelson, of Barnum made this office a pleasant call Mon.
Mrs P F Dugan and daughter-in-law, Mrs W E Dugan, and little son, of Richmond Va, were the guests of Mr and Mrs Ira Matlick and other relatives here the past week.
Mr John W Rinehart, one of Patterson's Creek's prosperous farmers, was in town on Thurs.
Mr and Mrs R A McNeill, of Old Fields, were the guests of Miss Emilie Coffroth last week.
Mrs James Loughrie and little son, Harold, left Sat morning for their home in Bayonne, NJ.
Mr and Mrs Harry Souders, of Clarksburg, were guests of Mrs Martha Walsh on Fri.
Mrs Martha Walsh spent Sat at Dawson Md, with relatives.
Mrs John Ravenscroft and son, Fred, returned home from a visit to relatives in Baltimore on Sun.
Miss Elizabeth Mench, of Cumberland spent Sat and Sun the guest of Miss Emilie Coffroth.
Mrs O M Shobe has been ill this week.
J T Sincell was in Philadelphia on business first of this week.
Dr Richard Gerstell spent a part of this week in Baltimore.
Quiet a number of our country folk were before the County Court Wed looking after the change in the County road near Alkire Bros residence.
Rev T S Lons of Baltimore, spent this week in Keyser attending to business matters and visiting friends. The Tribune is indebted to him for a pleasant call.
Dr H C Grusendorf is having the residence on Piedmont St that he purchased of J B Jones, remodeled and enlarged and expects to move into it soon.
Mrs August Frenzell, of Midland Md and Mr and Mrs Lloyd P Souders, of Clarksburg, were the guests of their aunt, Mrs Martha M Walsh, last Fri.
those who failed to attend our Thanksgiving service not only missed the eloquent sermon preached by Rev M H Keen, but a very beautiful and unusually sweet duet rendered by Mrs Harry Wells and Mr D T Greenwade.
Hon W E Davis and wife visited their nephew, Mr T H Davis, and family last week. Mr W E Davis is a prominent republican and has lately been elected Auditor of the State of Kansas. He is a native of Hampshire Co.
Born to Prof and Mrs W H Thomas, Sun Dec 3, 1911, a daughter.
Mr Hilleary Dawson is sick at his home, Dawson Md.
Mrs Margaret Rafter has returned home from a month's visit to Ohio.
Prof J W Stayman and Prof C Gibson returned Sun from their Thanksgiving holiday spent in the east.
Mr and Mrs Marshall Virts and Ray Virts attended the funeral of Capt John Callahan at Brunswick Md, last Sun.
Mrs J H Deffibaugh left Sat to visit relatives in Newburg.
Mrs Martha Walsh spent Sat with relatives at Dawson.
Mr and Mrs W C Lewis spent Sat and Sun in Cumberland.
Miss Ella Whitford is visiting friends at Dawson Md.
Mr I N Lyon was here on business Wed.
Mr Harry Neeling and wife of Pittsburg, are visiting Mrs T H Davis and Mr Gus Everly. The three ladies are sisters.
Rev C P Bastian is visiting friends in Pa.
Mrs J Frank Bane and daughter, Miss Myrl, were visiting to Keyser this week.
Miss Josephine Winsboro, of Elk Garden, is visiting her grand-parents, Mr and Mrs J P Bane.
Miss Pauline Maxfield, who is teaching in Gormania, spent from Wed evening until Mon at home.
Miss Nanee Ludwig returned Sun, on No 8 from a pleasant visit of several week's through Ohio.
Mrs John Wiseman of Sulphur has been visiting relatives and friends in Keyser and McCoole for several days.
John F Philips who is erecting a dwelling house on his land, recently purchased near McCoole will soon have his building ready for the plasterers.
Truman Wiseman, of Elk Garden, was in town a short time Tues.
Messrs Marshall and Ray Virts attended the funeral of a friend in Brunswick on Sun.
Mr Charley Berry returned to his home in Baltimore after a week's visit to homefolks and friends.
Mrs W E Woolf and daughters, Misses Blanche and Louise, returned home Sun night from a short visit to Baltimore.
Mr and Mrs Ray Wells spent from Sun until Tues with relatives in Baltimore.
Misses Annie and Grace Bane were shopping in Keyser Thurs.
Miss Geneva Deremer, who has been a cripple for some time, is now able to walk about town, and desires to thank her many friends of their kindnesses.
The Twin Mountain Orchards took three four-mule team loads of nursery stock from here to their Orchards last Sat.
Mr and Mrs W C Lewis spent Sat and Sun with relatives in Cumberland.
Col and Mrs G T Carskadon and Miss Pauline Gelwicks spent Sat and Sun in Cumberland.
Hon George P Harman, Supt of schools in Grant county, passed through Keyser the first of week enroute to Gormania where he conducted a teachers' institute.
Mr and Mrs H S Thompson, went to Elkins this morning to visit Mrs Thompson's sister, Mrs Duckworth, who has been ill for some time.
Already our stores are putting out their holiday attire.
Prof J W Stayman left on 55 today for Charleston, where he will confer with the authorities to as the future management of our Preparatory School.
Mr H P Byron, who was superintendent of the Tannery at New Creek, left with his family for Boston today. We regret to have them leave, Mr and Mrs Byron are superior people and we hope the Tannery may resume operations soon and call them back.
Atty O A Hood, while driving up the New Creek Pike Tues to attend to business matters, was taken suddenly and violently sick with acute ingestion. Mr H H Hoffman met him and took him to his country home and called a physician, and that afternoon brought him home. He is improving but still weak.
The majority of people think Greenwade's window display should have the "Agricultural Prize" for best demonstration.
Mr Arbogast, our plumber, is installing a modern hot water system of heating in the residence of Capt J W Vandiver of Burlington.
We had a beautiful Indian Summer weather this week.
Mrs H K Owens, of Elkins, visited in Keyser this week.



Mr Andrew Miller, of near Deer Park, and Miss Ethel Lee, of near Loch Lynn.


Mr Harry Speicher and Miss Ada Miller, both of near Deer Park.


Mr Walter Beckman, of near Swanton, and Miss Zelpha Miller, of near Deer Park.
The above three couples were married at the home of Mr and Mrs Chas A Miller, near Deer Park, Nov 5th, and was a very happy occasion. The parents of the Millers, after the ceremony, served an enjoyable dinner to those present.


At the home of the bride's sister, Mrs Wade Sapp, at Kitzmiller, Nov 8, by Rev Mr Yost, Mr Charles Scothern, of the firm of Pool & Scothern, and Miss Bessie Pool, both of Kitzmiller. After the marriage ceremony was performed, supper was served.


November 30, at Parsons, W Va, Mr Grover, C Clotfelty agent of the Western Md RR at Gorman, Garrett county, and Miss Olio Kalbaugh, daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm Kalbaugh were married.


Delcie Brown Rogers, daughter of Mr and Mrs Homer Rogers, who died a short time ago, was the only child. She has passed away to a better land. God has plucked his bright blossom from her home for a purpose none of us Dare divine.
Looking for some one, beckoning come.
Bright as a sunbeam, pure as the dew.
Anxiously looking, mother for you.
A friend


Mr Edward C Hammond, father of our attorney, E G Hammond, died at his home, Elizabeth, Wirt county, this State, last Monday night. Mr E G Hammond received a telegram announcing the sad news Tues morning and left for his home that day on 55, to be absent for ten days. Mr Hammond was 68 years old and left a wife and four children. He was one of Wirt county's most substantial citizens.


Mrs Frank Fisher, formerly Miss Marion Martin, of Fairmont, died Nov 27, 1911. She had for some time, been a sufferer from Cancer. She was a sister to Attorney T T Martin of Grafton, and was at one time a teacher in Mineral County.


Mr Charles Clark, who had been in the employ of the B& O RR died Wed night of typhoid fever. He was reared from the time that he was two years old by Mr G R Dye, near Ridgeville.


Mr William Wilson died at the home of Mr Wm Cook, near the Fountain, last Tues. of Dropsy, and was buried at the Cabin Run Cemetery Wed afternoon, the funeral services were conducted by Father O'Hara. Mr Williams was about (?6)0 years old.

(An appreciation)

The subject of this sketch was born near Burlington on Patterson's Creek, May 1, 1840. He was one of seven children, born to the union of Archibald and Rebecca Vandiver, all of whom, save Mrs Mary Tabb, and her brother, George, of LaFayette Co, Missouri, have passed over the mystic river of death.
On Sat, Sept 9, the funeral obsequies were conducted from the Presbyterian church, of Higginsville, of which for years he had been an honored elder; his death having occurred on Thursday afternoon preceding. From the local papers we infer that the grim monster seldom casts a deeper sorrow over a community than that which fell upon the citizens of Higginsville in the passing of this princely man. The occasion was rendered the more impressive by the endearing friendship which existed between the deceased, and the venerable Judge Ryland, the minister who had charge of the services. Incident to this fact, the interest was intensified by the reading of a letter written Aug 7, 1864 by Lieut Col Tom Marshall, a grandson of Chief Justice Marshall, when Brother Vandiver had sufficiently recovered after having some six weeks preceding lost his right arm on one of the fiercely contested battlefields of Va. I quote a few lines of the letter, "I am unwilling that your connection with us should be severed without offering some tribute to worth so unusual and service so distinguished. I canvassed in my own mind for a little while, the propriety of going with your company, and making a formal address at the station where the departing train should take you away from us, one who has been so truly esteemed and so highly prized. But in consideration of your health, and my own relative affection, my mind has concluded against it." And again occurs the statement, "Severed from us, your comrades in arms, by an allwise providence which has seen fit to disable you from active service in your former position. I feel satisfied that they spirit of Chas Vandiver will shape for him in his future life some course of noble usefulness which will redound to the service of his country, the honor of humanity, and the glory of his God." Again occurs the sublime utterance, "More to be envied is the man possessed of the qualities with which you are endowed that the highest dignitary, with widest sway, decked in the brightest robes of office." This sufficiently indicates the esteem in which he was held by this ideal soldier and officer and by his comrades in general.
When, at the opening of hospitalities, the company was organized, Charles Vandiver became one of its Lieutenants. The men had been recruited from Hampshire (including what is now Mineral) and Hardy counties and a few from Md. Among these many elegant homes were represented while those not so favored were equal in the spirit of Patriotism, lofty demeanor and moral courage. In fact, the same applied to all of that splendid body of men whom Turner Ashby was their first brigade commander. From such lofty ideals among the officer and men came the inspiration which afterward made these men no less renounced in the peaceful pursuit of business and official relations as they had been brave upon the field of battle.
When Capt Kuykendall and Lieut. Parker became prisoner the command of the company devolved upon Lieut Vandiver and nobly did he perform the task. The Richmond papers mentioned his conspicuous bravery exhibited on May 5, 1864, when the Federal cavalry were driven back by Gen Rosser. All the day the conflict raged and when our troops were temporarily checked the voice of our brave company officer could be heard calling, "Come on, follow me, Company F." About this time, his horse being killed, he mounted another, offered by Anthony Cain, which was also soon struck by a ball.
From Spottsylvania to Cold Harbor and thence to the south side of the James in a campaign unequaled in the annals of war, his career was marked by the same conspicuous valor. The union cavalry, about the last of June, made a raid seeking to destroy the Weldon railroad, and other sources of supply, called forth vigorous activity on the part of our cavalry. Here in a fiercely contested struggle this brave officer lost his right arm.
While awaiting convalescence at a private home near by Stony in Sussex county, Virginia, nursed by two of his faithful comrades, members of the Company frequently visited him. Soon our paths diverged and we met only on occasionally.
In Sept, 1888, I was attending an annual conference at Nevada, Mo. He was stopping at a hotel in the city. He invited me to dinner, after which several hours were spent in his room where we held sweet converse together. His mind turned to the gloomy outlook when he seemed to be so permanently disabled, and the experience through which he had passed before he was able to be up, and then contrasting the subsequent events in which the God he served had prospered him and enable d him not only to take care of himself but to be helpful to others.
Save the exchange of an occasional letter we met no more until June, 1910. While awaiting the train that was to bear me away after a pleasant visit in his home, he remarked, "Many things will occur in our minds when we are separated on which we would have been pleased to speak." He was my friend and from him my life has received an inspiration. When a boy away form home and having but little knowledge of the world, he spoke kindly and tenderly to me regarding my religious conditions. While I pen these lines the tear involuntarily flows down my cheek.
He was a brave soldier and in time of peace a useful citizen. He served the state of his adoption in the senate and his record was untarnished. He accumulated property without being grasping. It was said of him that he was an indulgent landlord. In his relation to his God as a Christian he was faithful and has doubtless received the reward of his righteous.
The founding of the Tribune which is now one of the best county papers I know of, and which is doing so much in promoting the principles of the great apostle of human liberty, Thomas Jefferson, and its successful publications after the prostration incident to the Civil War is a fit memorial of this imperial man.
Leslie H Davis,
Frederickstown Mo


Rev J H Brunk left yesterday for Cross where he today preached the funeral sermon of Aunt Mary Thomas, an aged lady of that community and for many years a prominent member of the U B Church.


We the Directors of the Peoples Bank of Keyser, desiring to spread upon our Records our appreciation of our late President Col Thomas B Davis, who died at one o'clock AM yesterday morning, do resolve.
1 - That we feel that we have lost a most able and efficient Officer; always ready, as he was during his term of office, to give us the benefit of the wise counsel which his long experience in financial affairs enabled him to give; and we are glad to testify to his unfailing courtesy to us and to each of us, in all our official relations; and to his sincere and earnest interest in this Bank, and the high sense of honor and the kindly feeling towards all our customers that he always manifested.
2 - That we feel a sense of personal loss and bereavement in his removal form us; and that if it were proper for us to do so, we could testify more heartily to his high character in his private and public life; and to the many attractive features of his personality that made him a valuable friend, as well as a most competent and pleasant fellow officer.
3 - That these resolutions be recorded in our Minutes and published in the Keyser Papers.
Nov 27, 1911

Get A Letter From Santa Claus!

I will open my Post Office at Wilson's Store, headquarters for all kinds of Xmas Presents, and other goods of all kinds, dry goods, notions, hats, caps, shoes, underwear, cloaks, suits, overcoats, neckwear, umbrellas, books, chinaware, pictures, etc.
Wed, Dec 13th at 4 pm and will have a letter for all good little girls and boys who call at my Post Office. I cannot remain, but will return before Xmas.
Very Truly Yours,
Santa Claus.


Mr J C Kephart butchered an O J C hog this week that weighted 681 lbs net. The fat on the back was 51 inches thick. Mr Kephart bought this stock of hogs of L B Silver and Co in Ohio. We are indebted to Mr Kephart for a sample of the excellent sausage. Next.


The Woman's Guild of the Episcopal Church will hold a Chicken Supper in the Taylor Building, opposite the First National Bank, Tuesday, Dec 12. Price of supper 35c. At the same time and place there will be held a bazaar and fancy articles will be on sale.


Report of the Fountain School for the second month, ending Dec 1st. No. pupils enrolled, boys 14, girls 16, total 30. Average daily attendance, boys 12, girls 14, total 26.
Percent of daily attendance, Boys 94, girls 92.
Those neither absent nor tardy, Boys, Vause Staggs, Fred Staggs, Wade Parrill and James Steedman. Girls, Bessie Steedman, Marguerite Steedman, Media Parrill, Lola Parrill, Bessie Fleek and Bertha Fleek.

Report of Eureka School for the second month, ending Dec 1, 1911.
Number of pupils enrolled, boys 9, girls, 13, total 22.
Average daily attendance, boys 7, girls 12, total 19.
Pupils present every day, James Morrison, Paul Sears, Pearl Dawson, Hazel Dawson. Fay Morrison, Blanche Chaney and Bertha Borror.
Bertha R Urice

Report Paris School, month ending Nov 24. Enrollment, boys 18, girls 6, total 24. percent attendance boys 92, girls 92, total 92. these pupils were perfect in attendance: Myrtile Shoemaker, Lola Shoemaker, Nevado Foreback, Clarence Parish, John Arnold, Bruce Arnold, Tom Dwall adn Herchel Dwall. They were given a free trip to the moving pictures at Keyser Fri night by Mr J Sloan Arnold. He took them in his automobile.
Luke McDowell Teacher


List of Prizes and Prize Winners in Dairy Exhibit, Fruit and Corn Shows - Mineral County in the Lead.
Premiums Awarded at the Dairy Exhibit
Sweepstake. Mrs A J Hardman Jane Lew Separator







T B Leatherman




Mrs Thos Sparker

Terra Alta




J W Vandiver




Mrs A R McNeill

 Old Fields




Mrs A J Hardman

Jane Lew




T B Leatherman




Miss Emma Duling




Mrs A R McNeill

 Old Fields


Prize Winners at State Horticultural Society Exhibit
The Scalecide Cup offered by the B G Pratt Co of NY for the best three boxes (one of each variety) of apples was won for this year by Mr D A Arnold of Keyser W Va.
For the best display of boxed apples:
1st - J Sloan Arnold, Keyser $15
2nd - D A Arnold, Keyser $10
For the best three boxes of Grimes Golden:
1st - H L Smith, Martinsburg, $10
2nd - Bruce Arnold, Keyser $5
For the best three boxes of Mammoth Black Twig,
1st - J Sloan Arnold, $10
For teh best three boxes of Willow Twig,
3rd H C Brenneman, New Cumberland $3
For the best barrels of Grimes Golden 1st H L Smith, $10. York Imperial - 1st, H L Smith, $10. Ben Davis - 1st, H L Smith, $10. Winesap - 1st H L Smith, $10. Willow Twig 0 1st H C Brenneman, $10.
For the best display of apples in plates:
1st - J Sloan Arnold, $10
2nd - D A Arnold, $5
Mammoth Black Twig - 1st, Dr K K Wilson, Romney, $1.00. 2nd, D A Arnold, $.50. Kinnards Choice - 1st, D A Arnold, $1. Northern Spy - 1st, D A Arnold, $1. 2nd Mrs Annie Paris, Keyser, $.50. Styaman Winesap - 1st, Unknown. 2nd W A Liller, Keyser $.50, Jonathan - 1st, A R McNeil, Oldfields, $1, 2nd, J W Vandiver, Burlington, $.50. King - 1st D A Arnold, $1. 2nd, F M Willison, Keyser, $.50. Willow Twig - 1st, H C Brenneman, $1.00. King David - 1st, E D High, Davy $1.00. Ben Davis - 1st, H L Smith, $1., 2nd A R McNeil, $.50. Delicious - 1st, H J Bailey, Headsville, $1., 2nd, C J Alkire, $.50. North Western Greenfig - 1st, W A Liller, $1.00. Grimes Golden - 1st, D A Arnold, $1.00, 2nd H L Smith, $.50. Rome Beauty - 1st, B J Smith, Romney, $1.00, 2nd D A Arnold, $.50, Gano - 1st J Sloan Arnold, $1.00. 2nd E D High, $.50. Baldwin - 1st D A Arnold, $1.00. 2nd W A Liller, $.50. York Imperial - 1st A R McNeil, $1. 2nd H L Smith, $.50. Nero - 1st, Ed Swisher, Berlin, $1.00. Rambo - 1st, J Sloan Arnold, $1.00. Wealthy - 1st, D A Arnold, $1.00. R I Greening - 1st J Sloan Arnold, $1.00, 2nd P M Dayton & Sons, Keyser .50. Stark - 1st, Dr E K Wilson, Romney, $1.00. 2nd C C Talbot, Volga, $.50.
For the best plate of Kieffer
1st, Mrs Annie Paris, $1. 2nd, Frank Lucas, Martinsburg, $.50. Duchess - 1st, Alkire Orchard Co, Keyser, $1. 2nd P Kelley, Keyser, $.50.
Premiums of the State Corn Show at Keyser
Class I - For the bests ten ears of yellow dent corn: 2st, Arthur Sheets and son, Lost Creek, 2nd Samuel C Gist, Wellsburg. 3rd, Jas A Vandervort, Fairmont.
Class II - For the best ten ears of white dent corn: 1st, J W Elb, Lost Creek. 2nd, Campbell Floyd, Sutton. 3rd, Joseph M Hill, Sutton.
Class III - For the best ten ears of dent corn other than yellow or white: 1st, Zer J Hagans, Kingwood.
Class IV - For the best ten ears of corn exhibited, any variety. Sweepstake silver cups offered by the National Stockman and Farmer. Won by Arhtur Sheets and Son, Lost Creek.
Class V - For the best single ear of yellow dent corn: 1st, Arthur Sheets and Son, Lost Creek. 2nd Samuel C Gist, Wellsburg. 3d, J A Gist, Wellsburg.
Class VI - For the best single ear of white dent corn: 1st, Hugh Wheeler, Camden 2nd, S C Gist, Wellsburg. 3d R W Linger, Horner.
Class VII - Sweepstakes for the best ear of corn exhibited, any variety: Sterling silver loving cup offered by the Ohio Farmer. Won by Arthur Sheets and Son, Lost Creek.
Prize Winners at Boys and Girls State Corn Show
1st - Charles Loar, Morgantown, $100, 2nd - Samuel Gist, Jr, Wellsburg, $60. 3d - J W Swisher, Lost Creek, $40.
1st - Samuel Gist Jr, Wellsburg, $50, 2nd - J M Cochran, Reader $30., 3d - Ruhl Lawson, Weston, $20.
SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE For Best Single Ear Exhbited By a Boy Under 18 Years of Age.
Silver Loving Cup by the Faculty of the College of Agriculture, Samuel C Gist Jr, Wellsburg W Va.
Educator Trophy
Awarded to Boys and Girls of Lewis Co.


Below we give the prizes awarded on poultry at the Poultry Show held in Keyser Nov 28 to Dec 1, 1911.
Barred Plymouth Rocks: Cocks - John W Arnodl, 1st; W S Cormany, 1, 2,and 5; Guy Longstreth, 3; E B Reynolds, 4; C Lee Reynolds, 1.
Hens - Guy Longstreth, 5; C H Smith, 3; E B Reynolds, 1 and 2; C Lee Reynolds, 4. Pullets - Guy Longstreth, 4; C H smith, 5; E B Reynolds, 3; C Lee Reynolds, 1 and 2.
Buff Rocks: W P Williams, 1 cockerel, 1,2,3 adn 4 pullets.
Columbian Rocks: Henry Fresh, 1 cockerel 1 and 2 pullets.
White Rocks: Cocks - Duncan Sloan, 2 and 3; C A Skidmore, 1; C C Clevenger, 5; C N Parkish, 4. cockerels - C A Skidmore, 1,2,3,4; C C Clevenger, 5. Hens - Duncan Sloan, 3 and 5; C A Skidmore, 1,2,and 4. Pullets - C A Skidmore, 1,3 and 4; C C Clevenger, 2,5.
goldne Laced Rocks: C Ross Kidder, pullets, 1,2.
Partridge Rocks: R E Montgomery, 1 cock, 1 cockerel, 1,2,3,4,5 pullets.
Silver: Cocks- H L Weesse, 2; C G Davis & Son, 1,3. Cockerels - H L Weese, 1,3; C G Davis, 2, 4,5. Hens - Hannas Bros, 3; C G Davis & Son, 1,2,4; Raymond Rice, 5. Pullets - H L Weese, 3,5; C G Davis & Son, 1,2,4.
White Wyandottes: Cocks - Mrs E S Tiffany, 1,2,3; W L Wright, 4; A J Rexroad, 5. Cockerels - Mrs E S Tiffany, 1,2,3,4; Henry Dennison, 5. Hens - Mrs E S Tiffany, 1; W L Wright, 2,3,4. Pullets - Mrs E S Tiffany, 1,2,3; W L Wright, 4.
Partridge Wandottes: Central Square Poultry Yards, 1,2, cocks, 1,2,3,4,5 cockerels, 1, 2,3, hens, 1,2,3 pullets.
Buff Wyandottes: Mrs Annie B Miller, 1 cock, 1,2,hens.
Columbian Wyandottes: Cocks - Mrs E S Tiffany, 4,5; L EGood, 1,2,3. Cockerels - Mrs S E Tiffany, 4; L E Good; 1,2,3,5. Hens - Mrs S E Tiffany, 4,5; L E Good, 1,2,3. Pullets - Mrs S E Tiffany, 1; L E Good, 2,3,4,5.
Black Wyandottes: W L Wright, 1,2, pullets.
Golden Wyandottes: Cocks - T E Williamson, 1. Cockerels - Milo Wilson, 1,2,3; Everhard & Rogers, 4. Hens - T E Williamson, 2; Everhart & Rogers, 1. Pullets - C Ross & Kidder, 2; Everhart & Rogers, 1.
S C R I Reds: Cocks - John Youngerman, 3; W P Williams, 2; C Lee Reynolds, 1. Cockerels - Geo W Richardson, 3; John Youngerman, 2; C Lee Reynolds, 1; Hens - John Youngerman, 2,2; C Lee Reynolds, 1. Pullets - Geo W Richardson, 3; John Youngerman, 2; C Lee Reynolds, 1; Hens - John Youngerman, 2,3; C Lee Reynolds, 1. Pullets - Geo W Richardson, 4; W P Williams, 5; C Lee Reynolds, 1,2,3.
R C R I Reds: Cocks - W S Cormany, 1; A P Brown, 2. Cockerels - U G Workman, 5; Fred Davis, 2; W S Cormany, 1,3, 4. Hens - M L Garvey, 1,2,3. Pullets - Fred Davis, 1,2,4,5; Thomas Lloyd, 3.
White: Cocks - W S Keller, 1; H L & O Bennett, 2; Cockerels - W S Keller, 5; H L & O Bennett, 1,2,3,4; Hens - H L & O Bennett, 1,2,3,4. Pullets- H L & O Bennett, 1,2,3,4,5. Black: Cockerels - H E Harshberger, 2; Henry Weibrecht, 1, 3. Hens - H E Harshberger,3 4; W S Secrist, 1,2. Pullets - H E Harshbarger, 3; Henry Weibrecht, 1 2.
Buff: Cockerel - George A Carskadon, 1.
F W Davis, 1,2 cockerel, 1,2,3,4,5 pullets.
W J Carskadon, 1 cock, 1,2,3, cockerel and 1 hen.
R C Brown: Cocks - J C CLem, 1. Cockerels - W C Pifer, 5; J C CLem, 1,4; J M Bright, 2,3. Hens - W C Pifer, 3,5; J C CLem, 4; F R Johnson, 1,2. Pullets - W C Pifer, 1,3; J C Clem, 2,5; J M Bright,4;
S C Brown; Cocks - R A Alexander, 1,2, and 1,2 cockerels. Hens - E H Rice, 5; C H Smith, 3,4; R A Alexander, 1,2, also pullets 1,2.
S C White: Cocks- Carl Heumann, 5; R M Dean, 4; Frank Smith, 1,2; Milo Wilson, 3. Cockerels - Carl Heumann, 1; R M Dean, 3,5; Hannas Bros, 4; Frank W Smith, 2. Hens- M C McKenzie, 2,3.; Carl L Humann, 1; M L Garvey, 5; Hannas Bros, 4. Pullets - M C McKenzie, 1; Hannas Bros, 2; Milo Wilson, 3.4.5.
S C Black: Cockerels - M C McKenzie, 5; Elmer Giffin, 1,2; H L Miller, 3; Hens - M C McKenzie, 1,2; O S W Fazenbaker, 3.4. Pullets - M C McKenzie, 5; Elmer Giffin, 1,4; W E Duling, 3; H L Miller, 2.
R C Blacks: O S W Fazenbaker, 1 cock and 1 hen.
R C White: M C McKenzie, 1 cockerel.
S C White: William Purdie, 1 cock; Grant Shanes, 1 cockerel, 1,2,3 pullets.
Blue: Earl Rees 1 cock and 1 pullet.
Scott Brown, 1 cockerel and 1,2 pullets.
White Crested Black Polish: Cocks - Mrs R E Montgomery, 1; E H Rice, 2. Hens - Mrs R E Montgomery, 1,2,3; E H Rice, 4.
Lakenvelders: F W DAvis, 1 cock and 1 hen.
Cornish Indian Game: George B Newhouse, 1 cockerel and 1 pullet.
Pitt Games: cocks - J J Dickle, 2; Willard Parsons, 1: Harry Rice, 3. Cockerels - Edgar Corbin, 1. Hens - J J Dickel, 3; Harry B Rice, 1. Pullets - Edgar Corbin, 1,2.
Buff Cochin Bantas: Cock - Homer Weese, 1. Cockerel - Jett Clevenger, 1. Hen - Homer Weese, 1; Jett Cevenger, 2.
White Bantas: W Holmes Yeakley Jr, 1 cock 1 hen.
White Pekin Ducks - A P Brown, 1 drake, 1,2,duck; Geo A Carskadon, 2 drake, 3 duck.
Indian Runners - H F Marshall, 1,2,3 drake, 1,2, duck.
Bronze - W P Williams, 1 Tom, 1,2, hen.
B P R: W S Cormany, 1; E B Reynolds, 2; cockerel Bred Pen - C Lee Reynolds, 1. Pullet Bred Pen: - C Lee Reynolds, 1. White Rocks - C A Skidmore, 1; W P Williams, 2. Silver Wyandottes - C G Davis & Son, 1; H L Weese, 2. White Wyandottes - Mrs S E Tiffany, 1,2; A J Rexroad, 3. Partridge Wyandottes - Central Square Poultry Yards, 1. Columbian Wyandotes - Mrs S E Tiffany, 1,3; Miss Louella Zell, 5; L E Good, 2,4. Single Comb, R I - W S Secrist, 3; J R Smith, 2; John Youngerman, 1; J E Smith, 4. R C R I - M L Garvey, 2; W S Cromany, 1. White Orpiingtons - W S SEcrist, 3; Hugh H Colderwood, 4; H L & O Bennett, 1,2. Black Orpingtons - W S Secrist, 1. Buff Cochins - W J Carskadon, 1; George A Carskadon, 2. Black Langshan - J E Sheetz, 1. R C B Leghorns, W C Pifer, 1,4; James Naughton, 5; J C Clem, 2,3. S C B Leghorns - R A Alexander, 1; F I Campbell, 2. S C W Leghorns - James E Sheeta, 1; M L Garvey, 3; Edward Rush, 2. S C B Minorca- H L Miller, 1; A P Brown, 2. Pitt Games - J J Dickel, 1.
Evans Jeweler Cup, Mrs S E Tiffany. Presidnets Cup, Carl Humann. Secretary's Cup, Milo Wilson, Cups on Varieties - B R, C Lee Reynolds; W R, C A Skidmore; W Wyandottes, Mrs S E Tiffany; S C R I, C Lee Reynolds; R C R L, W S Cormany; Orpington Cup, I L & O Bennett,; Asiatic Cup, W J Carskadon; R C B L, J C Clem; S C W L, Frank W Smith; Minorca, Elmer Giffin; S L W , C G Davis & Son; Game, J J Dickel; P P R R E Montgomery; P W , Central Square Poultry Yards; C W, L E Good. For teh whitest bird in the show, H L Bennett. B P R mated to producte exhibition females and one for exhibition males, C Lee Reynods.


Sun Dec 3rd, 1911. Burlington 11 am, Purgitsville 3 pm, Reese Chapel, which was postponed, will begin Sun night without fail and continue during the week.
A A P Neel, Pastor


Mr W H Barger and family left last Mon for Orlando Florida where Mr Barger will engage in the fruit business, having had experience in the fruit business in Mineral County.
He was at one time Manager and local editor of the Echo and afterward owner and editor of the Tribune. His many friends hope that he will have a large success in his new field.


The following accounts are before me for settlement.
Millard R Twigg and C E Nehtken, Admir, with the will annexed of Charles E Twigg, deceased.
Urice A Casseday, Admr of Thamas Casseday, 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 Jospeh 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


Dear Brother:
When I wrote the paper on Hon C H Vandiver, I had misplaced my Diary. I since looked it up. In the event you published it then if it is not too late I wish you would make a slight correction. My diary shows that on July 24, 1864, John Rine and I got passes to go and visit Lieut. Vandiver, who was at the home of Dr Overton, near Stony Creek Station, Sussex Co, Va, where he had been since losing his right arm, June 29th.
The diary also states that on Aug 7th our company visited him in a body and I presume the letter was then sent by Lieut. Col Marhsall alluded to in the article.
The family of the editor of our Democratic paper here were acquaintances of Mrs Clemson. They had heard of her death. I had an interview over the phone a little while ago and am going to send the Tribune over to them.

Death certainly claimed one for two of Mineral county's old landmarks.
With kind regards and looking for a communication in regard to the matter I wrote.
I am yours obediently
Leslie H Davis
PS James Bane was one of my closest army friends. I must assure you that you give the people a good, clean paper.


The diamond ring given by the Keyser Tribune was won by Mrs Mae Leatherman, of Burlington, the second prize was won by Miss Alma Grayson, of Antioch. We congratulate these ladies on being successful contestants.


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


At a "Citizen's Meeting" held in the Skating Rink last Monday night J W Wagoner was nominated for Mayor, William V Stewart for Recorder, and J W Avers, Patrick Naughton, J W Wolford, E M Stottlemeyer and A J Boor for Councilmen. The meeting was largely attended and enthusiastic. The election will be held Jan 4th.


The following ticket, styled "Peoples Ticket" has been nominated by petition for the municipal election to be held in Keyser on Jan 4th, 1912.
Mayor. F H BABB
Recorder. H L ARNOLD


The house of Wm G Browning in Garrett County, Md, was burned to the ground on Thanksgiving day, and everything in the house was totally destroyed. Mr Frazer, who was sick in bed in the house, had to be carried to a neighbor's residence.


Atty C N Finnell and Mr A V Park left Mon on a trip to New Mexico that is to be mingled with business and pleasure. They were joined at Clarksburg by several gentlemen and their families who were going to New Mexico to make their future home.


A Dumping Ground for Jailbirds
By A W Macy
Prior to the revolution England used the American colonies as a dumping ground for her undesirable citizens. It is estimated that between 1717 and 1775, not less than 50,000 convicts, all of kinds and of both sexes, were taken from the jails of Great Britain and Ireland and transported to the American colonies, where they were condemned to hard labor and hired out to settlers. The Md colony suffered most form the affliction, 20,000 or more of the jail-birds being sent there. Some of them, however, had been convicted of slight offenses, and were easily transformed into good citizens of the new world.


Two good sound, young work horses well broken and of good size. Will also sell a good two horse wagon and harness. C C Arbogast, Keyser W Va

A girl for general housework. small family. Apply H G Wilson, No 1 Davis St.



Having decided to engage in the Flour and Feed business, I wish to dispose of my stock of Hardware, and will offer this line at cost.
E M Stottlemyer, Keyser W Va


The Old Reliable Jeweler
100 N Main St, Keyser W Va
A full stock of High Grade Jewelry and cut glass always on hand. Talking Machines and fixtures at reasonable prices. Remember us when buying Xmas Gifts


I will sell cheap for cash, 2 bob sleds, 2 plows and one, two horse wagon. The sleds and plows are good as new. Can be seen at The Builders Supply Depot. W A Liller, Keyser W Va


7 room house with water and gas, on Willow Ave, No 33.
A five room house on Water Street in South Keyser, No 286 Refer to Mrs Mary Whip, 41 Willow Ave.

For Rent 7 room house gas, inside closet large garden $12.00 per month. Apply 110 Water St.

Transcribed November 21, 2000 by Patti McDonald