JULY 7, 1911


A N Golladay, of Rio, and Miss Bertha Whip, of near Burlington, visited friends at Antioch recently and spent the 4th at Greenland Gap with a number of young folks from this place.
L J Mott is putting in a bridge and fill on Knobley Rd at Chas T Roberts, which has been much needed for some time. He has this road in fine shape, form the county line to Ridgeville.
V M Grayson was visiting at Roberts, near Cumberland, a few days recently, where his wife has been keeping house for her sister, Mrs Jeff Grayson, who is in the hospital at Cumberland.
Mr and Mrs Ed Rawlings spent the Fourth at Elk Garden.
Mrs W W McNemar has been indisposed for some time.
Ruth Martin visited her aunt, Mrs A George, at New Creek, a few days this week.
Quite a crowd of young folks from this place spent the Fourth at Neal's Gap, near Fountain.
Much complaint is heard as to the potato crop being short.
J M Martin, made a business trip to Keyser Mon.
There is some railroad excitement in this section.
Mr Milton Harrison still remains feeble.


July 4, 1911
As the excessive heat has awakened me, I will try and send a few of the happenings from this place.
The Sun School at this place has moved to the grove and we are having a very nice School. We are thankful to Mr Condict and Mr Robinett for the permission to use the grove for that purpose.
Mr William Martin, of Keyser, was visiting relatives here Sun.
Mr and Mrs E B Baker, of McCoole, were visiting friends here Sun.
Miss Bessie Leatherman and sister, Edith of Keyser, were calling on relatives here the Fourth.
Corn is looking fine along the Branch but wheat and grass are very light.
Mrs Sarah Lease, of Rawlings and sister, Mrs Hughes of Rawlings,, were visiting friends here Sat.
G C Vanmeter, H W Dawson and H C Seaman, spent Sun at Elkins.
Sen Robert Ravenscroft, of Baltimore, is visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs R D Ravenscroft.


Miss Dorcas McLaughlin, a nurse in the Alleghany Hospital, Cumberland, is home on a two weeks vacation.
Miss Viola Warnick, who has been a student in the MSBC, Parkersburg WVa, the past four months, came home lasts Sat and will return in Sept.
Wm Middleton, one of Uncle Sam's soldier boys, having served his three years was honorably discharged at Plattsburg Barracks recently, and arrived home last Sat. Everybody was delighted to wee Will, for he had not been home since his enlistment.
The Board of Education, consisting of Isaac E Oates, president and John Tice and J F Bane, members, met Mon night. Mr Bane was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by Ferdinand Warnick, member elect, who moved to Howesville, WVa. D C Arnold was elected secretary of the board. The salaries of the teachers are - No. 1 $55; No 2 $45; No 3 $35. Teachers in the Elk Garden School are - Principal, D C Arnold; Assistants, Misses Loretta G Miltenberger, Laura Barrick, Anna C Fleming, Anna M Joyce and Mary Mason. Principal of School at Potomac Manor, Baldwin B Bane; Assistant, Miss Genevieve Kearney. The mines being about worked out Wabash gets but one teacher. Next meeting of the Board, Tues, Aug 8.
The Fourth has come and gone. It was a quiet but busy day in Elk Garden. It was not the largest crowd, but there was a fair turn out. The town council and baseball team managed the affairs jointly. The street parade was unique, splendid, while it lasted. Marshals, Jacob Biggs, I E Oates, Robert Grant, Sr, and I H Bane. In the parade were the Baline Band, the Barton ball team, first and second nines of Elk Garden, and the fantastics. These were "Uncle Josh and his family", Teddy Winsboro, Geo R Branner and Fred Dean; "Uncle Rastus and Aunt Dinah", Herb Seaman and Harley Beckman; Clowns driving donkey, Will H Kight and Bartley Kilroy; Clown driving goats, R Marsh Dean; Clown on foot, Robert Bane. There was no discount on the comics. They were strictly first class. The morning ball game was 10-8 in favor of Elk. Batteries for Elk, Robert Grant Jr and Raley. Afternoon score was 12-4 in favor of Barton. Batteries for Elk, Kenny and Raley. In the afternoon a Barton batter was hit on the side of his head by a pitched ball and severely injured. The Blaine Band furnished lots of music and it was appreciated. Some fire works at night and a ball closed the day's festivities, but there was no rain. A handsome sum was netted which goes equally divided to the ball team and the town.
We are showered with personals so pass them all by; too numerous to mention.


Mrs Elizabeth Steedman departed this life July 3, 1911, aged 82 years, 8 months and 27 days. For some years she had made her home with her son, David, and she died there. Mrs Steedman was known in this community by the name of "Granny." She was a good woman, and had a host of friends. She gave her heart to God in her young days, in Scotland, and joined the Scotch Church. She bore her afflictions with scarcely a murmur.
On last Mon morning at twenty minutes past four o'clock she fell on sleep to awake with the angels in heaven. She leaves to mourn her loss one son, David Steedman of the Fountain, and one daughter, Mrs Archie McCamel of Homested Penn.
Her son in law, and a granddaughter and her husband of Union Town, Penn, attended the funeral.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev Geo Burgess Tues evening, at the Fountain Chapel, and the body was buried in Cabin Run Cemetery.
Mr George Staggs and sister Miss Virgie spent Sat and Sun at New Creek.
Mrs Tabitha Urice spent Fri with Mrs S C Urice.
Mr B G Bailey and Miss Blanch Staggs spent Sat evening in Keyser.
Mrs M L Staggs was calling on Mrs David Steedman Sun evening.
Sun School next Sun at 10 am, every body welcome.
Some Times


Miss Alice Fetzer of Keyser is the guest of Mr and Mrs S P Fetzer.
Snider Bros are pushing work on the new addition to the Hardy county mil.
Ed Eberly and son of Baltimore, arrived last Sat on a short visit to relatives her.
Mrs Walter Rice of McNeill, spent from Sat until Mon with relatives near town.
John Barnett, a native of Lost River, this county, died at his home in Barbour Co recently.
Hon Hugh A White and daughter of Lexington Va, arrived here last week on a visit to relatives. Miss Georgiana Davis returned last week from a ten days visit with relatives in Keyser and New Creek.
The Rev and Mrs C D Gilkeson left Mon morning for Atlantic City, where they will spend several days at that famous resort.
Wm Tusing caught a young cub bear in his trap on Branch Mt, and the old one came along and tore it loose, leaving one shoulder in the trap.
Work on the new court house has been delayed the past week, owing to the fact that the contractors have to wait for some material. So far the work is progressing nicely.
Emile Vossler and wife, of Maysville, spent the night last week with P F Sions and family, on their way to Wheeling on a visit to their son, Edward. From there they will go to Gary, Ind, to visit their son, Henry.
Floyd Morrison, of Burlington, spent a few days with relatives here last week.
Miss Mary Wright of Burlington, came up lst week on a visit to relatives.
Miss Emily Coffroth, of Keyser, is spending this week with Miss Inez McNeill, in the Old Fields.
Mr and Mrs B S Vetter and baby of Detroit Mich, arrived here Tues evening on a visit to home folks.


Miss Hattie Maphis returned last Mon from an extended visit to Moorefield and Petersburg.
Miss Lessie Arnold, of Purgittsville, is with T T Stickley's this summer.
Miss Minnie Whiteman, of Keyser is visiting home folks for a couple of weeks.
Mr Frank Breinig is spending a few days at home.
Mrs J E Parker is visiting in Keyser and Cumberland accompanied by Mr and Mrs John H Parker, left Mon in the former's auto for a trip through Va and Tenn.
Mr Richard Ludwick spent the 4th at McNeill.
The ladies of the U B Church will hold their annual festival at Mt Olive Sat night, July 8.


Mr Thomas Champ, whose illness we noted in a former correspondence, died Tues evening June 27. He was supposed to be about ninety years.
While a message announcing his death was being conveyed by wire to his son at Laneville, a message was received from Laneville announcing the death of his son at the same hour on the same day.
While getting over a fence last Sat morning, Mrs J L Moore had the misfortune to put her ankle out of joint, and broke the fibula about two inches above the ankle. Dr Scott was called and under his skillful treatment, Mrs Moore is doing very well.
The road army is now operating in two division, one on the eastern section of the Northwestern Turnpike, the other on the Moorefield road. Quite a lot of imported material is being used on this road.
Kitzmiller & Luzier's sawmill will resume operations tomorrow after being closed down for the 4th.
There is quite a lot of railroad buzzing around now. The engine is near John T Cosner's now, but it got a head of the track. Some times the cart will get ahead of the horse, but they don't usually go that way very long. So the natural inference would be that the track must be coming.


July 4, 1911
Dear Tribune
As everybody seems to be having a good time visiting and attending picnics, I will try to write a few items. Imagine they are having a grand time at Elk Garden today, as Mr and Mrs Roland know how to have every one enjoy themselves. I had wanted to go so badly, the toothache, a very unwelcome guest, kept me at home, but i expect to go some time in the future.
Rev H L Myerly expected to go to Baltimore last night to see the great celebration of today at that place, which was to be a grand affair. From there he will go to Bruce Town to bring back his wife, who had been visiting her mother for some time.
There was never more excessive hot weather than what we have been having the past six days. We have been having fine rains, which makes all vegetation look well.
Mrs Jackson Wagoner has been complaining for several weeks. Also, Mrs C E Wagoner has been quite unwell for some time.
Mrs John Ward, of Dan's Run, has been quite sick for some time, don't seem to get much better.
Harvesting and plowing corn and vegetables seems to be general work these hot days.
Oscar Johnson seems to be having a good time with his bees. He has ten stands of them already.
Where are our good roads? One might as well ride in a big farm wagon, for you are about as comfortable as you would be in a spring wagon or buggy; roads were never in such bad shape, almost dangerous to travel.
Talk of a bridge across the river here at Patterson Creek; let us have one in the near future; all are anxious on both sides of the river. It surely would be a good thing for the people in general.
The B&O engineers are still very busy surveying for the new railroad tracks.
The Modern Woodmen are making preparations for a festival at this place in a short time.
Hoping every body enjoyed themselves and had a happy time today, I remain as ever, the Tribune's


Miss Ethel Pyles visited friends in Oakland this week.
Mr J W Carskadon and family visited in Keyser on the fourth.
Surveyor D G Martin was in Keyser on business Wed.
Miss Helen Alkire is visiting in Mannington.
Mr David Fox is visiting V F Alkire.
Edward Alkire is visiting in Harper's Ferry.
Mr and Mrs H G Reed, of Frostburg visited V F Alkire's home this week.
25 persons from Keyser came in automobiles and spent Sun at Point Bungalow, which was recently built by Marvin Williams. Romney Review.
Mr P M Dayton, chairman of our County Horticultural Society, was in Keyser on business Wed.
Frank Holler, who was arrested on suspicion of being guilty of assaulting Miss Brodour, at her home, near Cumberland, has been released.
Tax Commissioner Freed O Blue who was operated upon for appendicitis last Sun night at Charleston, is reported as doing well.
Samuel Henry Eye is dead at Franklin W Va. He was a confederate soldier, belonging to Co K, 62nd Va Infantry.
Mrs J L Vandiver, of Va and Miss Rebecca Blue of Washington, who were visiting Mr and Mrs V F Alkire, returned to their homes last week.
Mr W H Barger spent last Fri in Romney.
Mrs T G Nevitt and daughter, Miss Nellie of Va, are visiting the Misses Kern, in Romney.
Miss Nan Hosack left Tues night for a visit to Miss Margaret Woodward and sister at Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr and Mrs H S Pulliam spent Tues at Westernport.
Mrs Sam Turner, of Hancock, stopped off Sun enroute home from Elkins, to visit her aunt, Mrs Kate Hosack.
Miss Mary Moore is in Rowlesburg on a two week's visit.
Miss May and Virginia Michael visited Blaine this week.
Mr Patrick Whitehouse, of Mannington, spent this week with his family.
Miss Kate Laffey, of Franklin, returned home Sat evening after visiting friends and relatives for a few days.
Miss Minnie Welch spent from Tues until Sat with her parents.
Miss Nellie Robinson, of Cumberland, was the guest of Miss Lillie Wagoner a few days the past week.
Mrs B E Wells spent Fri and Sat in Cumberland shopping.
Mrs Earl Lowry, Misses Jennie Wageley, Minnie Welch, Fidessa Workman and Beulah Fisher spent Tues afternoon in Piedmont.
Messrs Marion Workman and Willard Parsons were called to Pittsburg Tues night on very important business. They returned Wed morning.
Miss Nan Armstrong of Pittsburg, Mr Roy Sanders and daughter, Mr W P Robinson and Miss Tilla Dearing of Washington, visited Mrs J C Liller this week.
Mr Francis M Brown spent the Fourth in Keyser. Mr Brown caught a bass near his home last week that measured 17 inches in length and weighted 3 1/2 lbs. It required a man to land that fish.
The ladies of the U B Church will hold a food sale in the Markwood store on the afternoon and evening of the 15th.
Rev Miss Ida M July will preach at the U B Church Sun morning and night, July 9.
Mr and Mrs Isaiah Levings and daughter, Miss Fannie, of Romney, visited Mrs J C Arnold and Miss Ida Umstot at their homes this week.
the Romig Drug Co, has rearranged its prescription case and otherwise remodeled the interior of the store.
Mr Julius Taylor brought a load of product to town yesterday and soon disposed of it.
About 20 of Keyser's pleasure loving young people enjoyed a delightful moonlight ride to Duling Church last night in a four-horse tallyho. They attended the festival at the church.
There will be a special meeting of the Dayton Camp 5218 R N A at the home of Mrs C E Harrison on Mozelle St tonight, July 7. Important business. All are urged to be present.
Messrs J E Harrison and - Woodward of Cumberland, were in town today.
Mr George Keller brought his first ripe peaches to town today.
Mr and Mrs Clay Shaw of Hagerstown, are visiting Mr and Mrs J H Markwood.
C E Harrison was in Burlington on business today.
Mrs Geo H Johnson spent Thurs night with her sisters, Misses Maggie and Sue Sheetz, on her way home from a visit to her son, W O Johnson, of Davis.
Luther C Harmison and family are visiting his mother, Mrs Bell Harmison at Mt Lake Park.
Mr H J Kight, of Davis, made us a pleasant call last Sat.
Miss Minnie Hennen, of Deer Park, enroute home from Cleveland, visited Mrs Michael last Fri and Sat.
Mr Adam Harris, of Morgantown, is visiting old friends in Keyser and up New Creek.
Mr H P Byron, Supt of the Tannery, was in Keyser on business Wed.
Hon C H Vossler came down last Fri and remained over the 4th with home folks.
Prof D C Arnold, of Elk Garden, was in Keyser last Fri and Sat and made this office a call that was highly appreciated.
The John T VanMeter, the Cattle King of W VA, spent last Fri night in Keyser.
Mr W S Secrist is spending his vacation in Grant Co.
Miss Bessie Wageley went to Clarksburg last Mon for a three week's visit.
Miss Lillie Wagoner visited in Clarksburg this week.
Mr J A Zell was in Keyser on business Sat.
Mr Nathaniel B Kitzmiller was in Keyser on business last Sat.
L H Peacock, a third division brakeman, lost an arm and suffered other injuries Sat morning in the B&O yards at Grafton. Mr J E Patchett returned last Sun from a business trip to New York.
Mr and Mrs Aaron Thrush were shopping in Keyser Thurs.
Mrs Roy Ravenscroft and baby visited in Keyser this week.
Itching piles provoke profanity, but profanity won't cure them. Doan's Ointment cures itching, bleeding or protruding piles, after years of suffering. At any drug store.
Frank Bane, Elk Dist, O Tibbets, Piedmont Dist and J T Vandergrift, Frankfort Dist, have been appointed to fill vacancies in Boards of Education.
Mr Warren Harr and family and Mrs Harr's sister, who spent the winter with them, went to Beuna, tucker Co, last Sat. Mr Harr spent the 4th there, the rest of the family wills spend the summer.
Mr W T Martin made us a pleasant call last Fri. He lately returned from a trip as far west as Chicago, traveling extensively through Illinois and Ohio. He found everything flourishing in the country,and work plentiful.
Mr J W Biser, of Davis, spent Sun with old friends in Keyser.
Mr Charles Lobb, of Washington, Penn, was in Keyser this week looking after a farm that he saw advertised for sale in the Tribune.
Mrs Mary Heitt, of North River, is visiting her daughter, Mrs C W Smith, at Burlington.
Miss Annie Leary has returned home from a extended visit to Baltimore and other points. Miss Mayme Dean, of Baltimore, is visiting her now.
The authorities should require a uniformity in the automobile horns. Let there be a standard and require all to have the same.
John G Clower, of Hardy Co, was in Burlington this week looking after business interests.
Mr C W Smith, of Burlington, went to Winchester last Mon and returned the same day in his Reo machine. He stopped for one hour in Romney, one hour in Capon Bridge and spent four hours in Winchester, and reached home before sunset. He calculates that he traveled 125 miles that day.
The hope is held out that the B&O shops at this place may be working a larger force of hands very soon.
Messrs S M Arnold and R S Stimmell were in Keyser on business Mon.
Miss Jessie Aitcheson and Miss Mary Schoefield, of Alexandria, Miss Ruth Wilson of Washington, and Miss Nellie Johnson of Keyser, are spending the week with Miss Harriet Wilson, at Burlington.
Robinette and McIlwee painted two houses for Dr L L Edgell this week.
Mr J E Winsboro spent Sun in Keyser.
Hon H C Vossler returned to Maysville this afternoon.
Atty Wm MacDonald attended Court in Romney this week.
Mr and Mrs E G Vossler, who have been on a two week's visit to Wheeling , spent last night with Hon C H Vossler and returned to Maysville today.



Married at the bride's home in Keyser, July 4 at 7 pm by a Rabbi of Frostburg Md, Mr Maurice Werble, originally of Philadelphia, and Miss Sarah Rebecka Kaplon, of Keyser. the bride is the beautiful and attractive daughter of Mr H Kaplon, one of our Main St merchants, and the groom is a prosperous merchant of Suffolk, Va, where they will reside. They left Tues night on No 4 for a trip to the principal eastern cities before they go to their Va home.


Married July 5, 1911, by Rev George W Yost, at his home near Ridgeville, this county, Mr William G Arnold of Purgittsville, and Miss Essie May Bell, of Kitzmiller, Md.


Mr John William Shanholtz and Miss Agatha Wood, of Moorefield, were married at the Arlington Hotel, Cumberland, at 5 o'clock Thurs evening by Rev J H Balthis, of Central ME Church, South.


John O'Leary for may years a resident of Keyser, and an employee of the B&O RR for more than half a century died at the home of his daughter in Cumberland last Tues, aged about 80 years. He was buried in Martinsburg Thurs.
He has two daughters and one son living in Cumberland and one son, Con O'Leary, residing in Keyser. He left Keyser only a few days ago. He was a native of Ireland and came to this country when a youth.


Mrs Luttrell, wife of Rev J L Luttrell, died at her home, Romney, Mon night after a long period of indisposition at an advanced age. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons and one daughter - C H and R H Cookus of Romney, and Mrs Roberts of Virginia. Two stepsons, Perry of Romney and C E of Virginia, also survive. Funeral services held Tues afternoon, conducted by Rev I G Michael, interment in Indian Mound Cemetery.


Mrs Clyde Bready, of Elkins, died at her home June 29, 1911. She had been ill for some time but her condition had not been thought to be as critical as it was. Mrs Bready was the youngest daughter of the late William Taylor of Mechanicsburg Gap. About two years ago, she was married to Mr Bready, and since then had resided in Elkiins. She is survived by three sister and two brothers - Mrs S H Williams, Misses Mollie and Minta Taylor and S H Taylor of Hampshire Co and Charles W Taylor of Petersburg. The body was taken to the home of S H Taylor last Sat where the funeral services were held Sun afternoon, conducted by Rev A A P Neal. The body was buried in the Indian Mound cemetery. The pall bearers were her nephews, she had no children, her husband survives her.


Died at the home of his son, near Romney, June 23, 1911, Mr John Sloan Hannas in the 72nd year of his age.


11X17 Favarite Job Press, three chases, new sollers.
F O B Blaine, MD $40.00
B D Durham, Kitzmiller Md


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


Officers from Parsons WVa, Mon raided the Talbot saloon at Hendricks WVa, arrested the Proprietor Talbot and the bartender. More than a carload of goods which had been brought in the Fourth of July rush, was confiscated. Talbot, it is alleged, has been conducting a speakeasy. Hendricks is in "dry" territory.


Mrs M M Walsh desires to extend her sincere thanks to her many friends for their innumerable expressions of kindness since her sore bereavement of her son.


The whole country has been sweltering this week in one of the hottest seasons of weather within the recollection of our oldest inhabitants. The South has suffered less than the East and the West. There have been many prostrations, numerous deaths and a few suicides as result of the intense heat. Thermometers in Keyser have ranged from 97 to 106 in the shade, some, we believe, have even read higher.


Mrs M Sue Sheets and daughter, Miss Mary, and grandson, James Conrad, of Winston-Salem, NC, and Mrs Sheet's daughter, Mrs Horace Snow, and Mrs Snow's little son, of Durham, NC are in Keyser and will spend the most of the summer visiting relatives and friends in W Va.


Last Sat, July 1, Mr Richard W Thrush, entered upon his duties as Superintendent of Public Schools for this county. His first official act was to fill some vacancies in Boards of Education. He is well qualified for this office and enters upon discharge of his duties with the enthusiasm necessary to success. Mr Geo S Arnold, the retiring Superintendent, is one of the longest in service and the most efficient in the State. To the retiring one we say, "Well done", to the new one we extend congratulations.


At a session of the County Court, held June 30, I P Carskadon, H F Daniels and P M Dayton were appointed to view route of proposed new road from Seymour Station to Knobley Pike and make a full and itemized report to the Court.
The Court ordered that the sum of $2970.84, coming from the state road fund to Mineral County, be credited to the special road fund and not to the bridge fund as before ordered.
A number of licenses to keep hotel and restaurants at different points in the County were granted.


The vacancy in the principalship of the Gaithersburg, Md High School caused by the resignation of L Archie Jett has been filled by the appointment of Thomas W Troxell, of Keyser WVa.


The Pine Swamp Big Vein Coal company, with its main office in Baltimore, has taken up the options that it held on about 5000 acres of coal lands in the neighborhood of Cross and Barnum, this county. It is said that they will make openings and begin work this month. The development of this vast acreage of coal will put in circulation a large amount of capital within our county and greatly help business.


Miss Martha Williams, of Frostburg, is in the Western Md Hospital, suffering with a broken hip and badly bruised body, the result of an automobile accident, on a steep hill in Frostburg. Miss Maude Meyers and friends, of Lonaconing, were returning form Meyersdale, Pa, in her automobile, Mr Falen driving, and when on a steep part of West Main St, Frostburg, they noticed a couple crossing the street ahead. The usual signal was given, but as the couple did not get out of the way, Mr Falen turned the machine into the curb. Miss Williams became confused and ran the same way and was run down.


Mr I I Whipp, near Burlington, has had light and water put into his house. Mr C C Arbogasts did the plumbing and installed the plants and Mr E G Vandiver supplied the lighting outfit.


A good, prompt driving horse, five to eight years old, weight 1150 lbs.
Address H P Byron, New Creek WVa.


Let everyone in Keyser see and hear "The Duke, The Girl and the Money, " at the Music Hall next Friday night, July 14.
This musical comedy, which is very rich and highly entertaining is by Mr Walter Decker and Prof Chas L Lewis, of Cincinnati, and its first presentation will be before a Keyser audience.
In May, 1910, Mr Decker came to Keyser as foreman in the Tribune office and has been with us ever since, so Keyser can claim that this play is the product of our own talent and genius, and if Music Hall is packed to overflowing on the evening of July 14, we not only compliment Mr Decker and those who take part in the Play, but as citizens, we reflect credit upon ourselves, by encouraging home talent and then the play will be a rare treat to all who are capable of appreciating such.


Mr C L Harvey of the Bonny Lane Farm, brought a crate of raspberries to the Tribune office that were very beautiful to behold, and had you seen the force devour them, you would have though that they had the most delicious flavor imaginable.
Thanks, who is next?


At a meeting of the County Court held July 3, 1911, the following commissioners were appointed for the special election to be held in Welton and New Creek Districts Mon April 7, 1911, for the purpose of providing a right of way through said districts for the Twin Mountain and Potomac Valley Rail Road.
Welton District: No 1, Chas W Bane, A L Thrush, R S Stimmell. No 2, H E Thrush, L J Mott, G M Martin.
New Creek District: No 1, Eugene Gerstell, J H Miers, J M Bright. No 2, John W Arnold, Floyd Knight, James Harrison. No 3, M H Smith, T H Wagoner, Wm Jackson. No 4, James W Virts, John McNabb, J M Cathers. No 5, B W Davis, John Wolfe, J S Cowgan. No 6, William Gurd, J H Doll, S S Rees. No 7, L D Boseley, A J Pancake, Henry E Burgess.


As seen by publications elsewhere in this paper, our County Court met last Mon and ordered an election to be held in Welton and New Creek Districts on Mon, Aug 7-11, for the purpose of authorizing the County court to issue bonds for the purpose of purchasing bonds or stock in the Twin Mountain and Potomac R R Co, for an amount sufficient to purchase for said railroad the right of way through said districts. The reader will please note that the districts will not give the right of way, but every dollar that they expend for right of way, the railroad company will issue them either stock or bond of said railroad.
More than three fifths of the voters of Welton district petitioned the court to order the election, the business men of Keyser, are enthusiastic over the prospect , and the issue is expected to carry by a very large majority.


Mr S N Moore, who has been absent for one month, on a vacation trip, on which he went as far as the Pacific Coast, returned home last Fri night. While away, he visited the principal cities in the middle west, on the Rockies and on the Pacific Slope and greatly enjoyed every hour of the time; but he thinks our W Va Hills surpass the mountains and valleys of the great west. He saw no orchards in Washington or Oregon as great as the ones in Mineral County.


Col T B Davis, harvested his second crop of alfalfa, for this season, on his race track meadow this week. What a help it would be if our county grew several times as much alfalfa as it does.


Keyser had no special demonstrations for the Fourth. The day here was as quiet as Sun, except for the fact that those who remained in town were annoyed by the constant discharge of small fire crackers, fortunately there was no serious fire resulting therefrom. In one home a window curtain was ignited and the alarm of fire started a few of our citizens, but no serious damage was done. The post offices, banks and business places kept holiday.
Many of our citizens went to other towns here special patriotic services had been arranged for. Quite a number went to Elk Garden, seeking a cooler mountain breeze, others went to Piedmont where our base ball team played a double-header, with the Piedmont nine. The Piedmont boys won both games, the first score was 11-7 and the second was 6-2.
Our band and a large number of our people spent the day in Oakland, where great preparations had been made and where there was a large crowd. OF course the music was first class, but the weather was too hot to have a good time in a crowd. Our Keyser citizens, accustomed to an orderly, well kept town, were shocked to see how wide open Oakland was run. Many private parties in autos and carriages went out to grassy spots by the side of cool springs where they enjoyed their quiet picnics.
Keyser had pretty fireworks at night.


At the regular annual meeting of the Board of Education of Keyser Independent School district, held July 3, 1911, the following teachers were selected for Keyser Public Schools for the session 1911-12. The assignment of the several teachers to the special grades was postponed to a future meeting.
J W Stayman, Supt, T W Troxell, assistant principal, Misses Sue Sheetz, Sue Johnson, Mary Milborn, Ruth Wamsley, Myrtle Blackburn, Tacy Grant, Ada Compton, Lottie Brown, Lillie Caldwell, Bertha Wagoner, Bessie Wageley, Myra Nefflen, Minnie Welch, Nancy Kuykendall, Ida Dickle, Mildred Wright, Fannie Leps, Jean Malcolm, Ada Wagoner, Cora Seymour, Maud Blair, Teacher of the Colored School, J Henry Lewis, Misses Tacy Grant and Maud Blair are new teachers and this will be J Henry Lewis' first term in Keyser.

Cumberland Md, July 1

A mad dog belonging to Eli Twigg suddenly appeared at the home of Patrick Ryan, a farmer on Town Creek, near Old Town, this morning and bit Mrs Ryan and Edward, her son, about 10 years old. The animal horribly lacerated the boy's thigh and then seized Mrs Ryan by the breast and tore her flesh.
The dog afterward attacked the boy again. A brother, 12 years old, struck at the brute with a club when it seized a little sister, tearing off her clothes, but not reaching her flesh. The dog also tore the clothing off the older brother, but he escaped injury. The animal escaped. Ryan brought his wife and son here tonight and they will be taken to Washington for Pasteur treatment. The wounds on the boy had turned green.