JUNE 16, 1911


Joseph Fleming died last week and was buried Fri. Funeral at his home by B W Smith.
The deceased had been weak and feeble for a long time, but was still going around till about a week before his decease.
Consumption was the trouble. His age was 75 years, 1 month and 21 days.
Frank Carnell sold his young horse to Sam Bane and bought another one.
After having spent another nine months at Bridgewater at school, Miss Bessie Arnold returned home last Fri.
Art Tutwiler and wife and J H Arnold and wife all attended the decoration last Sat at Mt Zion near Augustan, and returned home Sun.
After having spent a week away from home at Bridgewater, G S Arnold returned home Sat. But he will leave again Wed as church delegate to the M and S S M, 16 and 17, near Clifton Mills in the Sandy Creek congregation.
I hear that the delegation from the Tearcoat will go through in D A Daughtery's big auto, a distance of nearly one hundred miles.
Miss Florence Cheshire returned home on the 3rd from Shepherds Town where she spent a few months at school
Miss Ava Watkins, of Va, came Fri on a visit to her friends.
I hear that Boyd Staggs is making up a class in singing on the Run. A good thing and badly needed may ought to subscribe.
B W Smith and wife were on Little Capon over Sun.
On Sat he preached the funeral of Mrs Buckalew, wife of Wm Buckalew who used to live near Burlington.
Things are trying to grow now but are short. The grass is very light, grain is light and some will be ready to cut early next week.


Children's Day services will be held in the M E Church South, Sun evening, June 25, at 8'oclock sharp. The service is entitled, "Songs of Junetide." An orchestra of eight or ten pieces will accompany the singing.
Rev J W Bedford spoke in behalf of the prohibition amendment at Oss's saw mill, formerly Atlantic Mines, last Mon evening, and at Chaffee Tues evening. Shaw, Barnum and Hampshire were also booked for a speech. HE is doing a good work.
On May 12th the stork visited the family of Dr. ? J Kennedy, of Mill Creek, Randolph county, and that comfortable home is now blessed with a young doctor.
Miss Maude Kalbaugh, of Cross, was the guest of Mrs Mollie Kight last week.
This community continues to be blessed with copius showers of rain.
Wm E Oates drove from Gormania to Elk Garden last Sun morning. He was accompanied by his wife, his daughter, Miss Verda, his son, Robert and Misses Bertha Dilgard and Ethel Schwartz. They started on their trip at 2 o'clock in the morning and arrived here at an early hour. Miss Marie Shillenburg, came on the train Sat evening.
Miss May Arnold returned last Sat from the commencement exercises at Dayton Va. She stopped on her return several days with friends in Greenspring valley, Hampshire Co.
Rev Lewis R Watson, Presbyterian minister of Rockville, Md, preached an excellent sermon in the ME Church, South, last Sun morning. He preached at Kitzmiller in the evening, and Rev J F Leeper occupied the pulpit at Elk Garden.
Rev L C Messick is making arrangements for Miss Isadore Heatwole, of Dayton Va, who is a first class entertainer, for a series of entertainment in the section. She will be here the latter part of this month.
Come to the mountain to spend the Fourth of July this year. A committee has the situation well in hand already and Elk Garden will have a royal time on the Fourth. The Blaine Band has been secured two ball games are schedule, and then fun and amusement for everybody. Plan and come to Elk on the Fourth.
Mrs Jane Seaman was at Cumberland last week, with her daughter, Mabel, who is having her eyes treated by Dr Jones. One of her eyes was operated on previously and the other may be cured without an operation.
J Eston Winsboro, wife and child, and Miss Bessie Dean are spending the week with friends at Front Royal, Va.
Elk Garden played Dodson last Sat and lost. Score 12-0 in favor of Dodson. On Monday following Richwood played Dodson and the latter won by 4 to 3.
A special train was run to Blaine last Sun to the IOOF memorial service at Kitzmiller. There was a liberal turn out from Elk Garden and intervening towns.
The storm last Sun evening came very near breaking up the preaching service in the ME Church South. A fierce blast snapped off and uprooted a dozen and a half large trees along the road leading to Mineville, covering a distance of 200 yards. Trees two and three feet in diameter, tall majestic denizens of the forest, went down in a twinkling. This fierce gust took one end of the roof off the engine house and then plunged down the road with all the destructive force of a cyclone.


We had nice rain last week, which was appreciated but everything is very dry again.
Quite a few of the Fountain people attended the Children's services at Antioch Sun.
Mr and Mrs Wm E Staggs spent Sat and Sun with their daughter, Mrs V A Ellifritz, at New Creek.
Mrs Vause Ellifritz and children spent from Sat until Mon with friends and relatives at Fountain.
Miss Blanche Staggs returned to her home Sat after spending the past five weeks as the guest of her Uncle, G Staggs, at Headsville.
Mr and Mrs H J Bailey were at Keyser Fri shopping.
Mrs James Tasker spent Sun evening at the home of Wm E Staggs.
Miss Ora Fertig is the guest of her sister, Mrs Edward Staggs, at this writing.
Mr and Mrs D R Bailey spent Sun at the home of Mr Kiser, of near Frankfort.
Mr Earl Fink spent Sat and Sun with his grandfather G W Staggs.
Mr Harry Rogers and sisters spent Sun at Mr Hillery Rogers.
Mrs Wm Staggs and daughter, Miss Virgie, were at Keyser Mon shopping.
Sun School at the fountain Sun at 10 o'clock. Everybody welcome.
If these items don't fall by the wayside into the waste basket, I will write again.
Lone girl


Atty W H Griffith and Harry Woolf, of Keyser, spent several days here this week.
Filmore Harwood, of Keyser, spent Tues here and played ball with the Moorefield team.
Mrs Authur Cunningham and daughter, Miss Annie, who spent several weeks at Greenville Va, returned to their home here last Fri.
C D Whiteman, of Junction, was here this week on business.
C C Arbogast of Keyser, and E M Grant, of Cumberland, were here for a short time Sun.
Mr Duvell, of Denver, Col, who was visiting his sister, Mrs P Winskeep, returned to his home last Fri.
Rev N W Kuykendall preached a very interesting and strong sermon in the Presbyterian Church here last Sun morning.
Rev J W Duffey, who spent a week her visiting relatives left Fri for Romney, where he delivered the Memorial Day address Sat.


Mr Jas J Idleman, of Mt Storm, was calling on friends here last Sat.
Mr J P Arnold was visiting relatives and friends in Keyser and vicinity several days last week.
Mr and Mrs Clarence Gardner and children of New Creek, visited her father, Arch L Junkins, of Emoryville, last Sat and Sun.
Mr Valentine Simmons of Laurel Dale, visited relatives at Wabash last week.
Mr Albert Franz, of Laurel Dale, passed through here last Sun.
Mrs Dora Whisner, of Pa, is visiting her mother, Mrs J W Ellis.
Mr John Shoemaker, of near Burlington, visited friends at Wattyville last Sun.
Lightning struck the National Bank of Kitzmiller, last Sun night and badly damaged the building.
Uncle Wase Hollars, who was reported dead several months ago, was visiting relatives in Wabash last week, and he don't act a bit like a dead man.
Uncle Nat Kitzmiller has been on the sick list for a few days.
Road working is the order of the day here, and we have no "brass band" to cheer the hearts of the workers.
We are near the Fourth of July, the day we celebrate as the time of our Independence as a nation.
What would hinder the Editor of the Tribune and his correspondents from meeting and have a social picnic.
Not to dance "the War Dance", but to smoke the "Pipe of Peace," and plan for an active campaign in favor of the Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting the sale of whiskey.
What say you all?


We are having nice rains and the farmers who were croaking droth are now for telling a season so wet that crops will be ruined for want of work.
Blue Ribbon garden people have been putting out tomato and cabbage and planting melons.
The Sunday School at this place is progressing the officers, H B Carlton, Sup;.; Mrs J M Fisher and J E Davis, assistants, Mrs Purdy, Treas; Mr Hubet Malone, Sect; J C Kephart, assistant Sect; Mrs J M Fisher, Organist; Miss Ester Kephart, Librarian.
This is a union school and everyone is cordially invited to attend.
Report is that the new dam will soon be completed this will be a relief to our people, as since it began many tough looking characters have been passing along our Main St.
We note what Uncle John says in last week's Tribune about good roads and again we say, amen.
It seems rather presumptuous for the farmers to kick against the movement of auto owners to have a big circle of good road for their benefit. Money talks and the auto men are supposed to have the means, yet our farmers are going to vote down any bond issue if it comes to a vote.
Mr Editor, what about the Primary election law that both parties promised to the people? Who is at fault? The Repubs blame the blamed Demmys and the Demmys blame the blamed Repubs, truth told the professional politician and office seeker of both parties were opposed to nominations by primaries.
They can more easily control the delegates in a convention than the voter at the ballot box.
Had the Repubs wanted it they would have had is before the Demmys became so numerous in Senate and house.
Had the Demmys wanted it they could have worked for it lst month (I refer to the party bosses of each party.) This is just once more that the voter finds himself betrayed by the Shrewd professional politicians. Once more he sees broken pledges, promises unkept.
How long will the voter stand for such a breach of confidence?
Let the people arise to the occasion, let them put men in office who are not and never have been professional politicians.
Men who have not habitually been office seekers, men who have not and never did have a political boss, men who are untrained in political trickery, men who value honor above party success, and who hold a promise of more value than the wealth of any party millionaire, men who love their state and her people and they will score the check book and fountain pen that is said to be used by dishonest men for dishonest ends, and will and will be true their promises, keep their pledges, honor their constituency, and fear the God of the universe who has said, "Thou shalt not lie," "Thou shalt not steal" and "Thou shalt not bear false witness." Let each office be filled by men who would rather be right than be president.
Then will W Va stand for the a glorious state beckoning her sister states to follow in the path of truth, honor and true greatness.


June 6, 1911
When we began laying tiling about 8 years ago, some people told us it would not drain or dry land. Some said it would do all right for a short while but would soon become filled up and cease to drain. Some said that after being water soaked for some time the tiling would become rotten and crumble. We have just been taking up a part of a 4 inch main in order to replace it with 6 inch. This tiling was laid six years ago on ground that was so nearly level that one could scarcely tell with the naked eye which was up or down, and so wet that it was almost worthless. The land was plowed the year after it was tiled and, after being cropped two years, was sowed to timothy and clover. The draining was complete, although the ground was so soft when the tiling was laid that it was necessary to bed it in places, we found every piece in perfect tact, just as it was when laid, and in perfect state of preservation, nor was there a bit of sediment in the tiling, except near the outlet, which had not been kept well open at times. We found no water at all but plenty of crab holes under the tiling. While making the excavation we became interest in the long clover roots, some of which we undertook to follow to the end. The longest one we found had penetrated the earth to the depth of 26 inches. Another was 24 inches long and plenty of them were 20 inches long. These were the common red clover.
Mr A V Parker was here last week in the interest of his farm.
Kitzmiller and Luzier are running their sawmill at full blast now on Jas Endler's place.
Miss Leona Shillingburg and Prof E L Haines were here last week on a pleasure trip. Some said they were hunting a clergyman. As the belong to brother Lodi's territory we will say no more except to suggest an investigation.
Rev E P Idleman preached in the ME Church here last Sun morning to a good congregation. He will begin a series of meetings at this place June 19th.
We are to have a District Sun School convention here June 22nd and 23rd.
Mr George Champ, who lives with his son-in-law Job Cosner, is very low with ailments, incident to old age. ? "Good Road" movement in Mineral County and seems to think he has floored us. Why, Sir, we have passed the talking stage long ago. Even some of the "Stand patters" have joined the muster corps and will soon be full fledged soldiers. Talk about a bonded appropriation of $88,000 on the roads of Mineral County. Why, Sir, we have been spending from 300 to 500 dollars per mile each year on some of our rods for several years, with an increasing demand each year, and we are paying as we go. We are not making debts for our children and our great-grandchildren today. We have an army of men at work whose payroll approaches, if indeed, it does not exceed, $100 per day. They formerly told us that when the roads were once put in good condition appropriations would be cut down, but that would be a step backward and we musts march forward, and so, with increased appropriations we are now beautifying our roads - and, shall we say, without a murmur from the tax-payers?
Farmers are receiving orders to clean up their fence rows along or near the road, and if they fail to do it, it is done by the army at the expense of the tax payers. Everything near the road that is unsightly must be covered up or removed and we should not be at all surprised if in the near future the fences along the road would be white-washed and rose bushes growing in the corners.
No, no, Uncle John, we are on the forward march and we never shall go away back and sit down.


M Judy of Indiana, is visiting relatives and friends in this community.
Mrs L J Forman and daughter Esther, were at Romney the first of the week visiting Mrs D G Marshall.
It is said that the Twin Mountain Orchard Co has decided to build their railroad to Keyser instead of McNeill, provided that Mineral Co will give them a free right of way.
Rev J C Crane, of the Theological Seminary, arrived at Williamsport Sat form his home in Mississippi and preached at Williamsport and Martin on Sun. Mr Crane has been secured to assist Rev J Hoge Smith in a portion of his field this summer, residing in Williamsport and preaching regularly at that point, Martin and Greenland Gap.


June 13, 1911
We have had several good rains and vegetation has taken a new lease of life; the meadows now look as though they would, if the season continues good, make a fairly good yield of hay.
It is an old saying that a cold and wet spring is always bad for cut worms, which is true, but now we know that in a dry and hot spring they are much worse. On last Sun evening, Blaine and surrounding country was visited by one of the most terrific thunderstorms and downpour of rain that they have experienced in many years.
The building of the First National Bank of Kitzmiller, was struck by lightning and damaged, it is reported to the amount of one thousand dollars. One edge of the cloud, which was pretty well equipped with an ice plant, struck us about Schell.
Early last week our genial merchant and postmaster, T A Fleming, accompanied by Mrs Fleming and their two little girls, returned from an extended visit west of the mountains. While gone they visited friends in Grafton, Clarksburg, Fairmont and other points.
On last Fri, J G Hanlin, A J Lucas, T A Fleming and J W Wilson attended court in Oakland Md, where they were summoned as witnesses in a suit between T F Smouse, of Cumberland and Masheck Browning, of Kitzmiller.
The measles patients in our neighborhood are all about well, and for the lack of more material to work on the disease has abated.
Last Fri, June 11, the writer passed another anniversary of his birth. This brings to mind an item of history which we have never seen recorded in any book of history. This day, June 11, 1911, is the 50th anniversary of the firing the first gun that was fired in the Civil War, east of the Alleghany Mountains. (The first battle of the war had been fought at Philippi, WV in May 1861). On the morning of June 11, 1861, Col Lew Wallace of Indiana, came up from Cumberland to New Creek, with his regiment of Zouaves - 1000 men strong and marched by way of Headsville to Romney, where Col Ed McDonald was trying to organize the 77th regiment, Va militia. The most of this regiment - the writer being one of them - hadn't gotten mad enough at that time to fight, the Col was having some trouble to "muster them in." He had, however, gotten some 400 of them together and was drilling them for the service. When the news reached Romney that the Yankees were coming, Col Mack marched his men out onto the bluff east of the river bridge, to receive them. When Col Wallace's advance immerged from the gap - being near opposite the Shull Mill - Col McDonald ordered his men to fire, which they did, their shot falling far short of the Yankee's lines. Col Wallace marched on to the bridge and into Gibson's bottom, below the pike where he drew his men into the line; they had scarcely formed, when Col Mack gave them another volley, this time going clear over them. Some of the boys, who were in the confederate rank, were our authority for the following: When the smoke of their fire had cleared so they could see across the river the beheld Wallace's whole regiment laying flat upon the ground, whereupon Col McDonald threw his hat in the air and shouted, "we have killed every d--d one of them." Just at that time, Col Wallace gave the order, "aim high and fire, " when the volley from their rifles brought down a shower of leaves and twigs form the timber over them, Col Mack yelled, "every man take care of himself," but the boys said none of them could keep up with the Col on their "advance" to the mountain. Col Wallace marched on into Romney, destroyed two printing presses, scattered the type in the street, took dinner and marched back to New Creek that evening. There were three or four "Southern Yankees" who had talked too loud, confined in the Hampshire County jail. Col Wallace opened the jail and liberated them. Among their number was an old man from Ridgeville. Now, this man if not as brave as Stonewall Jackson was fully equal to him on a march. This man, when liberated, struck a trot for Ridgeville; when he got to Mechanisburg gap, he saw two soldiers sitting under a shad by the roadside, one with his head bandaged and both quite bloody. (This man had fallen and cut his head on a rock that morning just below Wm Taylor's house, at the head of the Gap, and a comrade had been detailed to stay with and take care of him). When Old Ben saw those two bloody men he increased his speed to about a 2:40 trot, which he never broke until he got home. When he passed through Burlington, he called to some of the people there, without slacking his speed, that there was a great slaughter going on in Romney, and that the Gap was so blocked with dead and wounded that he could hardly get through. It is needless to say that he was never seen by a Confederate soldier from that date until the close of the war.
Uncle John


Mrs J Z Terrell spent Mon in Cumberland.
Mr and Mrs George Sincell were in Oakland over Sun.
Misses Elsie Hoffman and Frances Sayers visited in Cumberland Mon.
Mrs Arthur Wells and son have returned form a visit to Garrett, Ind.
Miss Lillian Cowherd has returned to Cumberland after a pleasant visit with Miss Georgia Shelly.
Mrs Laura Neville and Gertrude Kight visited in Cumberland this week.
Misses Ruth and Nellie Taylor, of Romney, visited in Keyser this week.
County Court held its regular June term this week - will give proceedings next week.
Mr John t Sincell was in Pittsburg the first of the week on important business.
Mr L K Jacobs, of Newburg, spent Sun here with his family.
Mrs Loren High, R N Stehley and Roy Mulledy were in Piedmont Sun.
Mr and Mrs William Kady visited i Piedmont Sun.
Mr Arthur Dawson was in Lonaconing last Sun.
Mr and Mrs Harrison Morris visited friends in Westernport last Sun.
Mrs Dow Albright, mother of the two boys who were drowned at Piedmont last week, is critically ill.
Sheriff L O Davis was in Piedmont on official business Mon.
Sheriff L O Davis was in Piedmont on official business Mon.
Mr William Seaber, of Piedmont, visited friends in Keyser last Sun.
A large number of Keyser's representative citizens attended the funeral of Capt Harrison, at Piedmont last Fri. Capt had warm friends in Keyser.
Mr Morgan Bane was in Keyser Tues.
Miss Agnes Patton of Elk Garden, visited Miss Carrie Bane this week.
Dr Furbee was in Cumberland on business Mon.
Mr Charles Seymour attended County Court here Tues.
Mr F A Schwinabart and his son, James were in Keyser on business Sat.
Mayor Geo Finch, of Elk Garden, was looking after business interests in Keyser last Sat.
Mrs Sarah Somerville, of Cumberland, spent a few hours here Sat.
Born to Mr and Mrs Basil Martin, June 6, a son.
Mrs N J Crooks went to Cumberland Wed for a few days visit.
Mrs Elmer Crawford returned Wed form a short visit to Mt Savage, where Mr Crawford has a position.
Mrs James Loughrle and Miss Alice Pulliam visited in Frostburg from Sat until Wed.
Mr Robert Bane, of Elk Garden, visited in Keyser last week.
Miss Non Moler visited in Romney last week.
Edgar Mytinger one of the efficient prescription clerks at Furbee's drug store, visited his parents in Romney last week.
Misses Susan Brady and Hallie Sayer visited in Romney over Sun.
Mr Morgan Linthicum visited his son, John in Romney last week.
Mrs M C Corder, who has been visiting fiends in Keyser, left for Ashland, Ky, accompanied by her niece, Miss Eula McMakin.
Hon C H Bishoff was in Keyser on business last week.
Mr J W Arnold is in Winchester Va, on a visit.
Mr John P Arnold was here on business last week.
Miss Annie Arnold attended Preparatory commencement last week.
Mr Theodore Smith is still quite ill at this writing.
Mr and Mrs Charles Tharp spent Wed in Cumberland.
Mrs H A Sliger was shopping in Cumberland yesterday.
Mr John Faulk moved his Family to Thomas this week where he has secured a position.
Misses Katie Sims and Irene Davis leave tomorrow for Morgantown, where they will visit friends for a while.
Mrs John Newcome and daughters, Mrs Lizzie Kenny and Miss Elsie Kight attended the funeral of Nellie Males at Deer Park last week.
Mr Samuel Kight and Misses Mattie and Grace Kight spent last Sun in Bloomington.
Mrs Kidwell and daughter Miss Cora, visited in Piedmont last Sun.
Mrs J E Winsboro, and daughter and Miss Bessie Dean, of Elk Garden, were guests of Mrs J R Bane last week.
Mrs Mary Pownall was operated upon at the Hoffman Hospital last week and is doing well.
C E Dayton will leave Sat for Bufffalo NY, to attend the M W A convention to which he is a delegate.
Atty Wm MacDonald was in Baltimore a couple of days this week on legal business.
Born Mon June 12, 1911, to Mr and Mrs N C Taylor, a fine son.
Mrs J A Loughin and son, left this morning for New Jersey, where they will make their home.
Mrs Schultz left this morning on a visit to relations in Staunton Va.
Mrs Pierce and little daughter left this week for Baltimore and Philadelphia. While in Baltimore Mrs Pierce will visit her uncle, Mr E B White.
Mrs J W Dayton, left Thurs night for Clyde, Ohio, on a visit to relatives.
Mr and Mrs Eugene Kelly, went to Baltimore last Fri where Mr Kelly will take treatment in the University Hospital there.
Mr and Mrs E E Purinton, and Children left Mon for a fishing trip on the South Branch. They were joined at Cumberland by Mrs Florence Purinton and others.
Miss Mable Bailey is visiting relatives at Farimont and Clarksburg this week.
Miss Atta Hiet, of Forks of Cacapon, is visiting relatives on Ft Ave this week.
Mr William Schwinabart attended to business with the County Court here last Tues.
Mr Steve Dixon was in Keyser on business Mon and Tues.
Mr and Mrs J H Markwood and Miss Virginia Rose Edgell were in Cumberland Wed.
Atty FC Reynolds was attending to business in Cumberland Wed.
Atty F C Reynolds was attending to business in Cumberland Wed.
Mr J Ed Smith, spent Wed in Cumberland.
Mr A W Coffroth was a business visitor to Cumberland Wed.
Dr T H West made a professional visit to Cresaptown Wed.
Rev D L Reid, of Deer Park, spent a few hours in Keyser last Mon.
Miss Helen Personger, of Sidney, Ohio, is a house guest of Miss Mary Moore, Church St.
Mr M Tamburni spent Sun and Mon in Keyser. His son, John was with him.
Mr Garrett Mayhew and son William, were in Keyser on business last Sat.
Mr J Frank Junkins was on our streets last Sat.
Mr W T Dixon was attending to business in Keyser last Sat.
Col R R Ried, of the Cumberland Dry Goods and Notion Co, was taking orders in Keyser this week.
Mr I E Oates was attending to business in Keyser Tues.
Mr J Frank Bane and son were visiting in Keyser last Tues.
Mr Patrick Whitehouse, of Mannington, spent last Sun here with his family.
Mr P M Spangler of Pen Mar Pa, visited old friends in Keyser this week.
Messrs Jess Floyd and West Hardy are visiting in Mannington.
Mr and Mrs George W Bane attended the commencement exercises of the Cumberland High School this week. One of the graduates is a nephew of Mrs Bane.
Emory Taylor, a law student of the W Va University has returned home for the summer vacation. Though a first year man, he was one of the most prominent orators of the student body.
The refreshing showers of rain that we have had last week make the orchards and the meadows feel like clapping their hands for the people are also rejoicing.
Mr John Umstot found one of his three year old grazing cattle dead in the pasture filed last Mon.
Miss Mary Dugan graduated at the Cook Hospital, Fairmont. The graduating exercises were held and the diplomas were awarded June 7 evening.
Misses Minnie Welch and Bessie Wageley entertained a few friends Tues evening in honor of Miss Dora Johnson, of Clarksburg, who is visiting relatives and friends here. Miss Johnson left Thurs for her home in Clarksburg.
Messrs I P Carskadon, F M Brown and J W Bailey were before the court Tues asking for a change in the road between the Fink Place and Headsville.
Rev J H Brunk, who was operated upon at the Hoffman Hospital for appendicitis, Wed of last week, returned to his home June 8. Rev F H Havenner, who was operated upon at the same hospital for the same trouble, is doing nicely.
Miss Alice Pulliam left this morning on a visit to relatives in Pittsburg.
Mrs Dr Owens, of Shepherdstown, is visiting parents and friends here.
Mr J M Akers has been very ill for some time.
L K Jacobs, of Newburg, spent Sat and Sun here.
Miss Mary Edwards returned to her home in Martinsburg Sun.
Miss Ruth Ardinger who has been the guest of her many friends for the past ten days, returned to her home in Romney last night.
Miss Ruth Michael gave a Picnic at Mill Meadow Tues evening in honor of Miss Helen Personger, of Sidney, Ohio and Miss Ruth Ardinger, of Romney.
Misses Helen Vossler, Irene Davis, Alice Fetzer, Ruth Michael and Ruth Ardinger were the guest of Miss Mary Moore at a slumber party Mon night in honor of Miss Helen Personger, of Sidney Ohio.
The Editor of the Tribune left Wed morning to attend the commencement exercises at Randolph-Macon College in Va, from which institution his sons are graduating.
The Junior Auxiliary of the Episcopal church will hold a strawberry and ice cream festival on Mr John Wolfe's lawn, Center St, Fri evening June 16.



The second body of Donald Albright, 8 years of age, who was drowned in the Potomac River, at Piedmont, June 7, was recovered last Sat afternoon opposite the Base Ball Park near the Maryland shore, where the body of Clement Ott was found on Thurs of last week.


Mrs John Foley, aged about fifty years, a sister of Patrick Dorsey, of Keyser, died at her home in Cumberland last Mon after a week's illness.


Mr Albert Halterman, a prosperous farmer, of Hardy Co, who lived above Moorefield, was struck by a Hampshire Southern train last Sat evening and killed instantly. He was sitting on the track and seemed not to be conscious of the approach of the train.


Mrs Jane Theresa Walker, aged 68 years and 9 months widow of the late Capt William J Walker, who for years was in the Consolidation Coal Co offices at Cumberland, died very suddenly at three o'clock Mon afternoon at the home of her son, Mr Harry G Walker, Piedmont, WVa, apoplexy being the cause. She was a native of Baltimore. She leaves four sons; Harry G Walker, agent of the Cumberland and Pa Railroad, Piedmont; Thomas A Walker, Cumberland; Paul Walker, Duquesne, Pa, and Edwin L Walker, a well known New York musician, now in Berlin, Germany



Wed, June 7, 1911, at the home of Mr Isaac Cox there was a very pretty scene when his daughter, Miss Sarah A, became the wife of Mr Andrew W Cooper. The ceremony was performed by Rev I F Roberts after which all were invited into the dining room where a sumptuous diner was served, partaking of all the delicacies of the season. The bride and groom are a couple of Mineral County's estimable young people. We wish them a long and happy life.
A Friend


Mr H M Hartman of Keyser and Miss Agnes Read, of Cumberland, were married in that city last Mon by Rev Balthis of the M E Church, South. Mr Hartman has been with the B&O RR for years. They will reside in Cumberland.


Mr Robt Moorehead Sr, a widower, aged 65 years, of the town of Bloomington, and Mrs Sarah Kerfoot, a widow, aged 66 years, of Walnut Bottom, were married at the home of the bride's brother. Mr Meshac Paugh, of the same place, on last Sun at high noon. After partaking of a sumptuous wedding feast the happy couple journeyed to Bloomington where they will make their home in the future. Rev J E Johnston of the U B Church, tied the nuptial know.
Piedmont Herald, June 9, 1911


Married Mon June 12, 1911, by Rev J H Moore, at the residence of the bride's brother, Mr Lawrence Rizer, Mr Joseph W Siefert of Youngstown, Ohio, and Miss Victoria Rizer, of Keyser. The happy couple left for Youngstown Mon evening where they will reside. Mr Siefert is a prominent architect and builder, having had large contracts with the U S Government.


A A Mull, sentenced to 5 years in the penitentiary for burglary from this county some two years ago, returned here Thurs, having been pardoned by Gov Glasscock. His pardon was unanimously recommended by the prosecuting attorney, the court and other officials, it being considered that he was in a great measure a victim of circumstance. In the time his wife, who lives here got a divorce and married again.


Mr J M Martin, returned last Fri from a 10 days trip to Ohio. While there he visited Mr Charles Liller, formerly of this county, who sent greetings to old friends of Mineral County. Mr Martin found the country there in a flourishing condition, the pasture fields looked better than our meadows. He was accompanied on the trip by his two children, Marie and Melvin.


Friendship Castle, No 4, Ancient Order of the Mystic Chain, of Keyser WV, has awarded the contract for the erection of their new two-story hall to F W Davis. The hall will be erected on the corner of Main and Mozelle Streets, and will be 30 by 72 feet in size. The State Poultry Association has secured this hall for their exhibit at the meeting of the Federation of Agricultural Societies here in Dec.


State Tax Commissioner, Fred O Blue was here last Sat to meet officials of this section of the state for the purpose of discussing the tax laws of the state and duties of the county officials. Among those present were W D Haines, Clerk of Hampshire Co; I N Ruddle, Sheriff of Pendleton Co; O M Smith, Sheriff of Grant Co; L O Davis, Sheriff of Mineral Co; D P Hendrickson, Clerk of Grant Co; J V Bell, Clerk of Mineral Co; Capt J W Vandiver and MR W T Dixon, members of the Board of Review of this county and others who were interested especially in our tax laws.


Two good men for the woods to cut pulp wood, mine props and mine ties. Good wages to good men.
A C Rawlings, Swanton Md


Agent for Wall Paper. Having had 26 years experience he is prepared to give satisfaction. Call and see his line of samples at 92 East St, Keyser WV.


We have wall paper of all styles and can save you money when you want to paper your home. Then we can do your Painting, Graining and Decorating. All Work Guaranteed.
Robinett & McIlwee, 119 Armstrong St, Bright Building, Keyser WV


A car of good serviceable rigs to sell at reasonable prices. Also 20 doz. good buggy whips. Bought low and will sell cheap.
J M Bright, Keyser WV


Merchants, Liverymen and others are hereby reminded to see to it that their horses are humanely handled and harnessed and not driven unnecessarily fast, especially during the hot weather. Many drivers have little or no mercy on the horse flesh. They do not seem to realize that these noble, valuable animals have feeling, but drive recklessly over rough roads, up hill and down. Think of it.
"A merciful man is merciful to his beasts."
Yours for humanity,
Mrs X Y Z


Charles Lynch, of Hardy Co, who boasts of having been in the asylum seven times, was captured near the Wilson School House, up Limestone, by Messrs Don and F G Davis, last Mon afternoon and brought to Keyser. He had two 22 Cal. revolvers, one being loaded. With these he had terrorized the inhabitants of that community.
For several days he evaded the officers. He is being held for the grand jury on the charge of carrying concealed weapons.


Their unceasing work keeps us strong and healthy. All the blood in the body passes through the kidneys every three minutes. The kidneys filter the blood. They work night and day. When healthy they remove about 500 grains of impure matter daily, when unhealthy some part of this impure matter is left in the blood. This brings on may diseases and symptoms - pain in the back, headache, nervousness, hot, dry skin, rheumatism, gout, gravel, disorders of the eyesight and hearing, dizziness, irregular heart, debility, drowsiness, dropsy, deposits in the urine, etc. But if you keep the filters right you will have no trouble with your kidneys.
Harry Kercheval, 142 S Water St, Keyser W Va says: "My experience with Doan's Kidney Pills has been so satisfactory that I can highly recommend them. I had a backache and weak kidneys and seeing Doan's Kidney Pills advertised, I got a supply. They soon stopped the pain, and restored my kidneys to normal condition."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co, Buffalo, NY, sole agents for the US.