KEYSER TRIBUNE
JUNE 23, 1911


ALASKA

June 20
Henry Hawkins and Carl Adams, of Tunnelton, spent Sun here with relatives.
Mrs Alice Eichhorn, of Frostburg, spent Sun with friends in Alaska.
The funeral of Miss Edith Adams, of Keyser, who died in the Western Md hospital at Cumberland, was held at the M E Church South, here last Tues at 11am. Rev H L Myerly, pastor of the church, conducted the services.
Geo S Carvey has torn down the old Neff house on Water Street and is building a new house on the lot.
Robt Armstrong and Ervin Welton,m who have been attending the Preparatory School at Keyser, have returned home.
Wilson Kern, of Tunnelton, spent Sun at his home here.
Mrs Lucy Lashbaugh, of Frostburg Md, accompanied by her sister, of Ashland, Ohio, is spending a few weeks among relatives in this section.
J W Dunn, wife and son, Bruce, of Burlington, spent Sun with home folks.
Mrs Wm Daniels has returned from a visit to relatives in Pendleton Co.
Miss Anna Hovermale is visiting relatives at Oldtown, Md this week.
D H Weakland, who is employed at Altoona, Pa, spent last week with his family here.


CLAYSVILLE ITEMS

No need to talk about the rain now.
Mr Thomas Boseley is attending the Preparatory Summer School in Keyser.
Miss Susie Barnhouse is visiting at P S Carnell's this week.
Mr John A Stehley and Emmery Tyler, who attended school at Morgantown, are with us now.
Mr and Mrs Geo Ward are visiting in Keyser now.
Mr Wilson Kenny, wife and son attended Children's Services at Cross Sun.
Mr L D Boseley expects to begin picking his crop of raspberries about July 1st. The yield this year promises to be very large. Pickers are in demand at the rate of 8 cents per gallon.
Several persons from around her are expecting to attend the show at Piedmont Thurs.
Col Isaac Poling passed through here Sunday, with his gun on his shoulder, his knapsack on his back and his fiddle under his arm, on his return from Mexico. He says the war out there is over, and there is prospect for a good crop of buckwheat on the Allegheny.
Mr Sirbaugh cut his thumb very severely with an axe some time ago, but it is doing very well now, we're glad to say.
The S S here will hold a Children's Service in the U B Church Sun evening, at 8 o'clock.
Brother "Lodi", what you said about the temperance movement should be of special interest to every church-worker in the state.
Let us not be idle, we have a wily foe to combat. While we are sleeping he is awake and ever ready to deal a malicious stroke. The apparent success which we have strive so hard for, the placing of the prohibition amendment before the people will be lost for years to come, perhaps, if we lose this opportunity.
Some of the counties in the state are already being organized for the fight. We should not be content with merely carrying our own county, but should make the majority in favor of the amendment large enough to help other counties that will need help.
Diaz


ELK GARDEN NEWS

Miss Fannie Arnold, of Hartmonsville, after spending a week with friends here went to Thomas last Sat to visit her sister, Mrs Sadie Ray.
Children's Day services in the M E Church, South, Sun evening, June 25 at 8:00. About 40 children will take part in the program besides the singers.
Our second baseball nine went to Keyser last Sat. The home team was at the bat three times and Keyser twice when the game was called off on account of rain. The score stood 4 to 1 in favor of Elk when the game was called. Batteries for Elk, Clark and Carney.
Born to Mrs Mabel Hershbarger, June 19, 1911, a son.
Born to Mr and Mrs Fred Ravenscraft, June 16, 1911, a son.
Our Fourth of July celebration is an assured success. Plans have all been completed. The Blaine band will be on hand to enliven the day with patriotic airs, and the Barton ball team will play two games. Sham battle and fire works make up another feature. On the arrival of the morning train there will be a street parade made up of fantastics, funny and don't you forget it. so come to the mountains to spend the Fourth, for mountains are suggestive of freedom and liberty.
"when Freedom from her mountain height
Unfurled her standaret to the air,
She tore the azure robe of night,
And set the stars of glory there"
A very important meeting of the Town Council was held last Tues evening. The mayor, Geo Finch, moved to Kitzmiller Md, thus causing a vacancy inn that office. The vacancy was filled by electing councilman Lloyd Oates as mayor, and his place as councilman was filled by electing John Tice on the council. Will H Kight was elected treasurer of the relief committee.
Thos B Blackburn, near Schell, died at his residence, June 17, 1911, age about 70 years. The interment was at Rehobeth, and the funeral sermon was preached by Rev Eubank, of the Presbyterian Church.
The deceased was well known throughout this section. Mrs Albert Arnold of our town, is a daughter of Mr Blackburn. In his death one more of our landmarks have been removed. F C Rollman had charge of the funeral.
The Richwood baseball team played on the Elk diamond last Sat in the mud. Our home team had the best of it at the wind up, 10 to 6 in favor of Elk. The balls got wet and the pitchers could not handle them and just tossed them in any way. The rain spoilt a good game. Kenny and Raley were the batteries for Elk. We met Mr Walter E Knapp, of Elkins, one of the pitchers for Richwood. He is a pleasant gentleman and informed us that the team would close a two weeks' tour on Thurs of this week. They played on George's Creek, at Cumberland, and at various places on the Western Maryland.
Died at Elk Garden, June 16, 1941, John W , son of Mr and Mrs John Burdock, aged 7 years and 6 months. The little boy suffered much and the sympathy of the community goes to the afflicted family. The interment was on Mon near Frostburg.
Miss Isidora Heatwole, of Dayton Va, graduate of the Shenandoah Collegiate Institute will give a recital at Moody's Hall, Fri evening, June 30. The benefits are for the Ladies' Aid Society, of the U B Church. She comes well recommended as an entertainer and will give a number of recitals in this and surrounding communities. Reserved seats 25 cents; others, adults, 15 cents, children, 10 cents.
Say what you will about good and bad roads, we shun the one and choose the other, if we can, when we are traveling. The strides that this county is making in fruit growing, agriculture and other industries argue that we should have the best roads. And whether it is traveled by an auto or a road wagon let it be the best highway, for what benefits one benefits the other. The good roads movement should resolve itself into action in the very near future. Our sentiments are expressed in this doggerel.
GOOD ROADS
Good roads for horseman, for buggy
For bike or for foot;
For hayseeds for lawyers,
For crank or for crook.


HARDY COUNTY NEWS

J H Marshall of Midland spent several days here the past week.
Harry Crigler, of Franklin, spent one day here this week. While here he purchased the ice plant.
E M Gilkenson, of Parkersburg, is spending a few days here this week, with J Wm Gilkeson and family.
The Hardy Co Milling Co is putting in a foundation, preparatory to erecting an addition to their mill.
Dr H L Gambler purchased of Capt Chipley, this week, his lot containing five acres on the run West of Town for $1500.
Peter Jacobs who has charge of the truck farms for the South Branch Development Co, has just finished planting 20,000 cabbage plants. He has also out a large acreage of potatoes and onions.
A W Seymour spent several days last week in Alleghany.
Miss Mary Browning Keller of Romney, spent several days here the past week. Mrs A R McNeil and Miss Keller furnished the music for the entertainment last week.
Miss Inez McNeil who has been attending Shepherd College, returned to her home in the Old Fields last Sat. Miss McNeil was among the graduates from that institution this year.
Dr O V Brooks, of this place, will be married Sat morning to Miss Mable Tannehill at Scottdale, Pa. They will arrive here Sat evening and go to housekeeping in the Taylor property formerly occupied by Mrs T B Scott.


JUNCTION

Mrs Edna Parker and Miss Marie Ludwick returned last week from Bayard, where they had spent a week visiting friends.
Mrs Geo Arnold and daughter, Mrs Hammond, of Romney, are visiting relatives here.
Mr Elkins Goshorn, of Piedmont, spent several days here last week.
Mrs J H Cheshire returned Wed from the Hoffman Hospital, where she had been taking treatment. Glad to report she is improving.
Mrs S W Whipp and Miss Mattie Breinig spent Fri at Old Fields.
Mr J E Goshorn and Miss Nanee Ludwick were the guests of Miss Anna Ruckman on South Branch last Thursday and Fri.
Misses Mildred Tarr and Worth Shull, of Romney, were the guests of Mr and Mrs C D Whiteman last week.
Miss Sara Shockey, who is taking training at the Hoffman Hospital, is here spending her vacation.
Miss Tint High, returned to her home at Purgittsville, Tues, after spending a week with friends here.
Miss Bessie Cheshire of Keyser, visited from Sat until Tues here with relatives.
Arietta.


PETERSBURG NEWS

Miss Kathleen Welton, who has been attending school in Keyser, returned home Sat.
Mrs A B Haslacker and little son of Davis, are visiting Mrs Haslacker's mother, Mrs A A Parks.
Mr and Mrs Will Rankin of Keyser, were here the first of the week. Mr Rankin is thinking of locating here.
Miss Johnes Taylor, who has been taking a course in music during the past year in the Peabody University in Baltimore, returned home Wed.
M F Gray of Laneville, was here Sun with his father-in-law, Geo Barger. While here, Mr Gray bought a good three year old colt of Frank Breathed.
George Barger, while at work on his farm near town the other day, found a terrapin, with the initials of his son, W H Barger, and the date, 1892, cut very plain on it.
Mrs Sites, widow of the late Cyrus Sites, who lives in the vicinity of Masonville, came to Petersburg Sat to see the extra train come in on the Hampshire Southern railroad.
Mrs Sites is 74 years old and this is the first train she ever saw.


SCHELL

June 21
We are now having an abundance of rain and the prospect is good for a fair crop of hay.
The measles patients so far as we can learn, have about all recovered, but I hear of whooping cough in our community. Nearly everyone has colds, caused by the sudden change in weather.
We notice Charley Head, of Seymour Heights, Grant County, shaking hands with old friends in our neighborhood this week. He and our good friend, J H Schaeffer, of Mt Storm, attended the funeral of Mr Blackburn here last Mon.
The scarcity of grass this spring has caused the stock to eat nearly all the brush in the pastures; therefore, farmers have time to do something besides cut brush.
Gabe Hanlin has made, and is making, quite a lot of new fence, some of rails and some of wire.
I notice that Dave Idleman is hauling out quite a lot of wire fencing from the depot.
And Lucas, our "Good Roads Man" is putting the Schell road in nice order on about $20 per mile.
Uncle John


PERSONALS

Dr O H Hoffman, of Thomas, visited Keyser relatives Sat.
Mr J C Smith spent Sun in Keyser.
The Dr Livengood house and lot on South Main St was sold last Sat to Mr J E Moran for $2800.
Miss Susan Hoffman of Thomas, visited her grandmother Tues.
Mr C W Smith was over last Tues for a load of corn.
Our farmers are wearing a broad smile - the rains make them feel good.
Franklin, Pendleton, is moving for a High School.
Mr William Parish, formerly of Keyser, now of Staunton Va, visited friends here this week.
Miss Georgie Shelly visited friends in Cumberland this week.
Last Wed was the longest day of the year, the sun rose at 4:41 and set at 7:34.
Sen La Follette is in the race against Taft for the republican nomination for presidency.
Mr Isaac N Parsons of Denver, Col is visiting his brother Mr George Parsons.
The B&O has planted beautiful flowers in the park at the head of Armstrong St.
Miss Myra Wolf went to Newburg last week to spend a month with her sister, Mrs Joe Fromheart.
Mr G F Hetzer, of the Mountain View Nursery Co, of Williamsport Md, was in Keyser on business June 27.
Mr James Young of the Md Shoe Co, made us a pleasant call yesterday.
Mrs Charlotte Bane, of Mineral St, who has been sick for some time, is improving very slowly.
Mr A W Merryman has opened a restaurant in the building on Armstrong St, formerly occupied by C H McGhan.
Miss Katie Russell spent Mon on business in Cumberland.
Born June 19, to Mr and Mrs R E Pulliam, a son.
Mr W R Nethken, one of the leading business men of Dodson, Md spent Tues in Keyser.
Mr W A C Welch is erecting a new residence on Hughes St.
Mr G W Ward and children of Claysville, is visiting relatives here this week.
S E And T F Ward, of New Creek, were business visitors in town Sat.
Mr V F Alkire was in Mannington on business Mon.
Don't forget to be thankful for the good rains.
If Taft is tired of his job, there are a few who are willing to relieve him.
A boom has been launched to make Woodrow Wilson our next president.
When an undertaker has a banquet, it is particularly appropriate to invite doctors.
States Attorney David A Robb has announced his candidacy for a second term as attorney for Allegany County, Md.
Mr Ed Carney and Mrs Jas Brown were in Keyser on business Mon.
County Court held an extra session today.
Mr George B Shank was in Keyser this week nursing a carbuncle on the back of his neck.
Miss Niota Liller spent Mon night in Keyser on her way to Morgantown.
Mrs J M Bright is on a three week's visit to her sister, Mrs Ernest Long, Neward, O.
And what is so rare as a cherry pie.
Judge Reynolds held court in Tucker Co last week and this.
Prof J W Staymna was a visitor to Cumberland on last Fri.
Mrs J Z Terrell spent Sat morning on business in Cumberland.
Miss Laura Crooks has returned to her home on Main St, from a visit to relatives in Cumberland.
Misses May Long and Elsie Hoffman spent Fri in Cumberland.
Mr and Mrs Ray Wells left Sat on a visit to home folks in Baltimore.
Mr and Mrs Taft had a bigger time at their second wedding than they did at their first.
King George had the time of his life this week.
James Proctor Knott, former Governor of Kentucky, and prominent for many years in the lower house of congress, died Sun night at this home in Lebanon Ky aged 82.
Messrs Jesse Floyd and West Hardy returned Wed.
Miss Flora Markwood is visiting friends in Keyser.
Miss Sue Sheetz spent Sat on business in Cumberland.
Mrs W H Virts and Mrs Marshall Virts spent Fri in Cumberland on business.
Mr and Mrs Harley Kight and children left Sat on a visit to relatives in Washington DC.
Mr and Mrs James H Watson, of Mannington, are visiting Mrs Watson's parents, Mr and Mrs J M Hardy.
Mr Michael Kuykendall was looking after business interests in Keyser yesterday.
Robert Harvey, aged 23, was instantly killed June 14, by a fall of coal in the Barnum mine.
Rev F H Havenner had so far recovered that he was moved from the hospital to his home last week, and he is improving satisfactorily, greatly to the delight of his many friends.
Mrs W C Whistler and Miss Doris Carr, of Fairmont, are visiting Mr and Mrs C E Dayton.
Mr G W Chidester, of Newburg, is very ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs Gus Everly.
Mr and Mrs Fred Dodd were visiting in Cumberland on Fir.
Misses Gertie Kight and Laura Neville returned home on Fri night from an extended visit to friends and relatives in Cumberland.
The new city reservoir is so nearly completed that the water has been turned on.
Assessor F C Patton was in Keyser on business Tues.
Mr R W Stickley, of Burlington was attending to business in Keyser Tues.
Mr Baldwin Buckner Bane received his A B degree at Randolph Macon College, Ashland Va, last week.
Mr R Frank Bane who attended Randolph Macon College, Ashland Va, last session returned home Tues to spend his vacation in Keyser.
Miss Doxie Stewart of New Creek, was visiting friends and relatives here last week.
Mrs C E Spotts, who underwent an operation in the Western Md Hospital, returned to her home on Sharpless St last Sun and is improving rapidly.
Miss Nellie Cheshire returned to her home on Mozelle St last Sun from the Hoffman Hospital, where she was operated upon for appendicitis, and is almost well again.
Rev U S Landstreet passes through Keyser this week enroute to Hagerstown to attend the Epwroth League Convention.
Owing to the short crop of grass you had better sow Millet. We have the best Western German. Frye & Sons.
Mr W W Long, has had his residence newly painted.
The engagement of 1 Second Lieutenant Chester P Barnett, 15th Cavalry USA and Miss Katherine Davis Brown, a granddaughter of Sen Henry G Davis has been announced.
Mr and Mrs T C Dye, of Piedmont, handsomely entertained a few of their friends at their handsome home on East Hampshire Street last Sat evening.
W A Liller has contracted to build six houses for W H Gorman at Douglas, Tucker Co. Supt Leon Mock will have charge of the work, which is to begin at once and be finished by Sept 15.
Mrs B H Grayson was called to Cumberland Md last week on the account of the illness of Mrs J F Grayson. Mrs Grayson was taken to the Western Md Hospital Wed to undergo an operation.
The citizens of Keyser have been delighted this week to see Rev J H Brunk walking and driving on our streets again. He has been a very rapid recovery.
Mr Paul Peters delighted his home folk and many friends in Keyser by making them a visit Sun afternoon.
The wreck crew was called to Patterson Creek, near the B&O Cutoff Sat to render assistance at a wreck caused by Engine No 1958 being derailed.
For a 4th of July and picnic dress patterns, go to I M Long's store.
Keep out of the hot sun and avoid a sun-stroke by getting your umbrellas and parasols of I M Long.
Mr F H Babb accompanied by Mrs W M Babb and her lady friend went up to Mr Obed Babb's last Tues forenoon. Mr Babb returned that afternoon bringing with him his daughter who had been visiting her grandparents.
Mr and Mrs G C Michael, of Aberdeen Md, are visiting Mr and Mrs R G Richardson a their handsome home on Mineral St. Mr Richardson and Mrs Michael are cousins. Mr Michael favored this office with a pleasant call.
Messrs Alvin Clemm, James Swadley, Roy Mulledy, Charles Neville, William Crooks, Paul Johnston, Lawrence Kidwell, Paul and Fred Hollen, William Cady, Claude Martin, Perry Greenwade, Fred Ravenscraft and Louie Long were visitors to Piedmont on Sun.
Mr Elmer C Anderson, of Pittsburg, special agent of the Providence Washington Insurance Co, was here this week and with Mr F H Babb, local agent, inspected the risks of the company in this section.
Messrs Thos Kenney and Frank Dixon of Piedmont, and Mr Griffith, Superintendent of the Luke Pulp Mill, came down to Keyser Wed pm in Mr Griffith's machine.
C H Rogers, one of the carnival force, threw a glass Tues evening at some boys who were teasing him, which, by accident struck Dewey Miller, an innocent party. Rogers was before the Mayor to the tune of ten dollars.
Mr and Mrs H G Steorts have moved to their summer home, "Kopje Crest" in McCoole.


DEATHS
AN OLD CITIZEN GONE

Thomas B Blackburn, of Schell, died June 17, 1911. Over one year ago, Mr Blackburn suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he recovered sufficiently to be able to walk about the house by the aid of a cane, but had been quite weak in body and his mind was somewhat impaired. Last Sat, the 17th, after eating a hearty dinner, he went into his room to take his accustomed after dinner nap; on his remaining unusually long, his daughter-in-law, Mrs J A Blackburn, went into the room, and found him dead; the supposition is that he had died immediately upon lying down. On last Mon, 19th, after the funeral service at Rehobeth Church, conducted by Rev Mr Enbank, and F C Rollman, of Elk Garden, funeral director, all that was mortal of Uncle Tom was layed to rest in the churchyard by the side of the remains of his companion, who had preceded him to the unknown beyond, over two years.
Mr Blackburn was born on Patterson's Creek, but while but a child was brought to this neighborhood by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Blackburn, where he was brought up and has lived all his life. He was an industrious man and always active in business and, if not always successful in all his business enterprises, he never became discouraged but was ever ready to rebuild upon the old wreck. He was a man who was ever useful in the community in which he lived, a good neighbor and useful citizen.
Mr Blackburn leaves to mourn their loss, three sons, Ed L of Emoryville, J Arley, of Schell, and Charles A Blackburn, of Hendricks; and two daughters, Mrs Ellen V, wife of Albert Arnold of Elk Garden, and Stella F, wife of Frank A Craver, of Dobbin; also one sister, Mrs Mary Craver of Blaine. He also leaves several grandchildren and one great-grandchild, besides many other relatives and friends.
"Peace to his ashes."
J W R

DEATH OF A P WALSH

A telegram was received here yesterday announcing the death of Mr Albert P Walsh at Boerne, Tex early yesterday morning.
Mr Walsh represented the Ferguson-McKinley Dry Goods Company, of St Louis, and traveled in Texas and Mexico. Because of pulmonary trouble he had been traveling in a warm climate for years. He had not been at home for over three years, but had hoped to be able to visit his relatives here soon. He was about 30 years of age, and unmarried. He was a first class business man, commanding a high salary.
the rest of the family live here, they are Mrs M M Walsh, his mother; Mrs C J Alkire, a sister; and R W and Percy, brothers. Mr R W Walsh is the popular teller at the People's Bank.
His body will be brought here for a burial and is supposed to reach here about next Tues.

MRS FRANK M PARISH

Mrs Frank M Parrish, a former resident of Cumberland, but of recent years residing here, died at the home of her sister, Mrs M G Repp, in Westernport early Mon morning, aged 61 years. For several years Mrs Parish had been a sufferer. She is survived by her husband, F M Parish; three sons, Rev William E, Charles and Edgar, and the following brothers and sisters: John W Young, clerk of the Circuit Court for Allegany County; Jas R and S D Young, and Mrs W G Repp, of Westernport, and Mrs W A Allamong, of Cumberland. The funeral took place Tues at Westernport with interment at Philos cemetery.

MRS MARY C HAGANS

Mrs Mary C Hagans, aged 77 years, widow of the late Capt Henry Clay Hagans, formerly of Brandonville W Va, died Tues evening at 6 o'clock a the home of her daughter, Mrs Percival Lantz, at Alaska. Mrs Hagans is survived by one son, William H Hagans, of Washington DC, and three daughters, Mrs Laura Ross, of Washington DC, Mrs Percival Lantz and Miss Louise Hagens of Alaska, WVa. The funeral took place at Kingwood WV, Thursday evening.

MISS JESSIE DAVIS

Miss Jessie B Davis, daughter of Mr and Mrs O D Davis, died at the family residence on Matthew St, Wed morning at 2:30, after an illness of 13 days with a brain fever. Miss Davis was in her 18th year and was a freshman in the university; she was an ambitious in her studies and known as a close student. She was a lovable character, quiet and unassuming by nature, yet with a strength of principle which made her the leader and guiding spirit in the home circle. so her going out, just at the dawn of a promising womanhood, is indeed, a sad dispensation. Her death causes the keenest regret and deepest sympathy is expressed by many friends of the young lady for the sorrowing father, mother, sister and brother. Deceased was a member of the Methodist Church, South, and her funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev Akers, a the residence Thursday morning. Burial was in Columbia cemetery. Columbia (Mo) Times
Miss Davis was a niece of Mrs T M McNemar, of Keyser.

THE OTHER BODY FOUND

The body of Harry Albright five years old, one of three boys drowned in the Potomac River at Piedmont June 7, was found last Sun afternoon a short distance below Westernport.


BROTHERS MEET AFTER 30 YEARS

J b Criser and wife, of Keyser WVa, arrived here today for a short visit with his brother, W E Criser, the shoemaker. The brothers had not met for thirty years and as W E is a mute his brother had some difficulty in making him understand who he was. After he found out the truth, W E was the happiest man in town and his efforts to express his joy were really humorous.
The Hamiltonian, Hamilton Mo.
Mr and Mrs Criser, who had been on an extended trip south and west returned home Tues.


TWENTY FIRST BIRTHDAY

Mr Richard Thrush and sister, Miss Sallie, gave a party Mon night, June 12, in honor of their brother, Albert. The evening was all that could be desired, and was pleasantly spent in different amusements and music. Delicious refreshments were served and at a very late hour the goodbys were reluctantly said; but wishing Mr Thrush many more happy birthdays.
Those present were, Misses Faye Taylor, Edna, Lillian and Lucretia Rogers , Minnie Umstot, Ruth Rebecca, Miriam and Martha Carskadon, Bessie Peters, Nina Knabenshue, Blanche, Lena, Cora and Maud Whip, Pearl Sheetz and Sallie Thrush. Messrs. Richard and Albert Thrush, Charles, Jesse and Elijah Taylor, Wilbur and Ward Haines, Frank and Robert Carskadon, Harry, William and Earl Rogers, Claud Fertig, Chas Umstot, Seymour Whip, James Sheetz, Mr and Mrs Vaus Thrush and Mr Zack Taylor.


BRILLIANT SOCIAL FUNCTION

Last Sat evening, June 17, 1911 from 8 - 11 o'clock, Mr and Mrs H S Thompson entertained hundreds of their friends of Keyser and other points at their palatial home on Main St, it being the fifteenth anniversary of their marriage.
the house was beautifully and appropriately decorated and brilliantly illuminated for the occasion. The decorations were in white and green, there were an abundance of cut flowers and potted plants, consisting of roses, lilies of the valley, and carnations. Art and good taste were displayed in every part of the arrangement. The refreshments that were served were abundant, dainty and delicate. The happy couple, after fifteen years of a prosperous wedded life, were the recipients not only of hearty congratulations and good wishes for their future from their many friends, but of almost innumerable handsome presents.
Mr Henry Scott Thompson and Miss Hattie West Taylor, daughter of Mr and Mrs Sampson Taylore, were married at the home of the bride, June 17, 1896, by Rev Mr Skelton. Their home has been blessed and is graced by three children, one son and two daughters. Their names are Tabitha, Susanna and henry Thompson.
Mr Thompson is at the head of the Thompson Furniture Co, one of the largest enterprises of Keyser, a prominent business man and one of our most worthy citizens. Mrs Thompson is prominent in church and social circles. Theirs is one of the prettiest and happiest homes in Keyser.
Among those out of town, who attended were: Mr John F Nydegger, Mr M N Wilson of Elkins, Mr and Mrs C K Wilson, Mr and Mrs F L Baker, Mr and Mrs C W Smith and Rev A A P Neale of Burlington; Mr and Mrs J B Rees of Rees Mill; Mr and Mrs John Mackey, Mr and Mrs W T Siegler of Piedmont; Miss Louise Wickard, Misses Frances and Nance Brengle of Cumberland; Miss Blanche and Mr Robert Huffman of Purgittsville; Mrs H C Brooks of Clarksburg; Miss Maria Wilson of Moorefield; Mr and Mrs Sampson Taylor and Mr E S Taylor of Fountain.
Mr and Mrs Thompson were assisted in receiving by Mr and Mrs Sampson Taylor, parents of the bride, Miss Fannie Leps of Keyser and Mr J F Nydegger of Elkins who was grooms man at the marriage fifteen years ago. The hostess was assisted by Mrs T H West and Mrs S B Seymour, Misses Blanche Huffman and Jannet Lambdin presided at the punch bowl. Miss Marjorie Lambdin had charge of the dining room and was assisted by Misses Pauline Gelwicks, Lillian Jordan, Vera Lambdin and Tabitha Thompson. Little Miss Susanna Thompson was assisted at the door and on the second floor by Misses Ruth Bastian, Elizabeth Leps and Rebecca Johnson.
Mrs Thomspon was gowned in the white silk dress in which she was married 15 years ago, upon this occasion it was veiled in black netting.
The McIlwee Orchestra delighted the guests with high grade music.
The Tribune extends warm congratulations and hearty good wishes for the future. The editor hopes to attend the golden anniversary of that important event and furnish a much more worthy write-up of that Jubilee for the Keyser Tribune.


SUNDAY CLOSING

Beginning July 2, the Keyser Post Office will observe Sun holiday. Mail will be distributed into the boxes but no mail will be given out through the carrier's window, except to transients. Parties expecting important mail can arrange to get it on Sun.


THE CHORAL SOCIETY

The fame of Keyser's singers has gone abroad. The reports given out through the Keyser papers have brought to the attention of other sections the merits of our Choral Society. That Society gave the Pirates of Penzance, or A Slave to Duty, at Music Hall week before last to a large audience, last week they gave the same opera to a delighted audience at Piedmont. Last Mon Messrs Taylor Morrison and J E Patchett went to Moorefield in Mr Morrison's auto and arranged to render the same play, a Comic Opera in Inskeep Hall, Moorefield, Sat evening June 24. These gentlemen were very graciously received by the leading citizens of Moorefield, who are delighted to have this society render this theatrical performance in their town. The H S R R will run a special train from Romney to Moorefield and one from Petersburg to Moorefield especially for this occasion. The members of the society will go to Moorefield Sat in a train of automobiles, ten or twelve cars will be used in which to make the round trip.
The net proceeds from all of these performances will go to the widows and orphans of the Elk Garden mine disaster.


RAM OFFICERS

The following officers were elected and installed for Keyser Chapter No 19, R A M on Mon night: J M Linthicum, M E H P; J Z Terrell, E K; Oscar Cosner, E S; J G Keolz, Treas; J W Stayman, Sec; J H Offner, C of H; J W Ravenscroft, P S; A J Boor, R A C; W E Fazenbaker, 3rd Veil; Geo W parsons, 2d Veil; A W Coffroth, 1st Veil; W W Long, sentinel.


VILLAGE CAMP MEETING

There will be an old time Village Camp Meeting held on the African M E Church Lawn, South Keyser, beginning Wed June 28, and continuing until Sun July 9. Services each night and all day Sundays.


AMONG THE ROCKIES

Dr and Mrs Arza Furbee, of Keyser, and the doctor's father, brother Fred and sister Miss Jesse, of Tyler Co, left Mon for a 15 days visit to relatives in Colorado.


NEW AUTOMOBILE

Mr James Sheetz has purchased a new "E M F: automobile. Mr Sheetz is one of our most industrious farmers and is worthy of some of the luxuries of life.


FOR RENT

A desirable six room dwelling house at 35 Sharpless St. Supplied with gas, electricity and water.
Mrs Carrie Sharpless, Centre Street


SERVING DELICIOUS SODA

Is a hobby with us. We take pleasure in serving the best soda in town. We are pleased to see our many customers enjoy their serves around our Fountain, not only from a business standpoint but because of the pleasure we had in doing them well. No possible way in which we can improve our soda serving is ever overlooked.
Romig Drug Company


EDITOR IN TOWN

Mr J R Combs, editor of the Piedmont Independent and Hon Geo T Goshorn, Post Master at Piedmont came down to Keyser Mon afternoon and went out to see our new reservoir.
Both were made to feel welcome in Keyser. Mr Combs is the wonder and marvel of all of the editors of our state. We all take off our hats to him.


AUTO TRIP

Mr and Mrs R G Richardson and Mr and Mrs G C Michael, who are visiting them, and Msr W E Woolf and party, took and 85 mile auto spin today, touching Maysville, through Greenland Gap, via Burlington and other points.


PREP TEACHERS

Charleston WV, June 21, 1911
My Dear Mr Bane,
All teachers re-elected excepting Mr Shedd, Mr Angell and Miss Rogers. Miss Edwards has resigned. A successor is to be chosen in place of Mr Shedd; also in Mr Angell's place. One teacher is to take full charge of commercial work. Miss Rogers, consequently, will not be back.
The Board of Regents is anxious to emphasize the work in agriculture. Salaries about the same, no reductions.
Truly yours,
J D Muldoon


COUNTY COURT

June 13, 1911
A N Huth gave bond as a Notary Public.
C K Devries, Cora Martin, H P Adams, E S Stotler, Henry Rowe and Fred Hamill were each granted license to keep hotel and restaurant in Keyser. A W Merryman, W W Welker and G G Cain were each granted a license to keep a restaurant in Keyser. P F McNally was granted license to keep a hotel in Elk Garden and Olivia Clause to keep a hotel at Ridgeville.
H C Grusendorff, Arza Furbee and E V Romig were each granted a license to keep a drug store in Keyser.
W W Woodward and A J Keenan were granted licenses to keep bowling alleys and billiard and pool tables in Keyser.
$2970.84 road fund returned by the state auditor to the hands of the sheriff of Mineral Co was ordered to be credited to the bridge fund of the county.
Wm H Murray was relieved of erroneous assessment on real estate.
Sheriff L O Davis submitted reports and delinquent list which were found to be correct.
Court issued an order to establish a road leading from Sulphur to the intersection of the Emoryville Road at W P Rodruck's place. D G Martin was directed to survey said route, procure the right of way and report to a special term of the court June 23, 1911, after which the court will advertise for bids for the construction of said road.
Wed June 14
Mrs Nathan Warnick was granted a license to keep hotel in Elk Garden and H M Hawkins to keep a hotel in Alaska.
L O Davis presented a list of persons delinquent for the nonpayment of dog tax, which list was found to be correct.
George B Shank, was granted a license to keep a hotel at Burlington and Ashby Layton a license to keep a restaurant at Burlington.
The clerk was directed to ask for bids for the erection of two concrete bridges in the Frankfort District.
A number of bills were allowed.


THAT PLAY AGAIN

If you could have been at rehearsal Wed evening and heard the superb chorus singing "The Duke, The Girl and The Money", the new musical comedy by Walter Decker and Chas L Lewis, you would have exclaimed, "Great! who would have thought it?" It is a musical orchard chock full of peaches - not a lemon in it, and everyone of the 24 songs is "going big" at rehearsals. One of the chorus girls remarked Wed: "That Dixie Doodle Tune" is my speed. I'd rather sing that than go to a dozen carnivals." Now that tells you the way its going. Here is the chorus to that one song. It is only one of the hits in the play:
Chorus
"I want to Hear a Dixie-Doodle tune,
A melody from dear old Yankee land
I want to hear the old "Red White and Blue"
As played by a military band.
Tramp, tramp, tramp the boys are marching
Hurrah! How I hear the cannon boom!
Sing me a song of my home sweet home,
I want to hear a Dixie Doodle tune.
"The Duke, The Girl and The Money" will be produced under the direction of our own Prof McIlwee by an all Keyser cast, for the first time on any stage, in Music Hall soon, under the auspices of the Uniform Rank. Watch next issue of local papers for exact date. Admission to best seats in the house will be 25c.


FRUIT FARM

Mr Ed Rogers has bought of James Liller the Thomas Thrush fruit farm laying about two miles from Headsville. There are 80 acres in the tract, which is improved with a good dwelling and necessary outbuildings.
There are about 1000 bearing fruit trees on it, and Mr Rogers is planning to put out more this fall. Mr Liller will continue to live on the place for sometime. This is one of the best fruit sections in our county.


OUR NEW RAILROAD

A mass meeting of citizens of Mineral Co, who are interested in the proposed new railroad to be built form the Twin Mountain Orchard to Keyser was held in the Council Chamber last Wed evening. It was decidedly a representative gathering and member of the railroad company were present to make their statements and answer questions.
Phases of the subject were freely and frankly discussed. The accepted route leads to Keyser via Limestone Valley. The Railroad Co guarantees to build the road if Mineral Co will simply give the right of way. It was the sense of the meeting that our people would be displaying very poor business judgement and missing n opportunity for the development of our county should they fail to accept this proposition. Judge F M Reynolds made a motion, which was seconded by Mr J H Markwood to the effect that a committee be appointed to request the Town Council, of Keyser, to order an election for the purpose of authorizing the town to issue bonds for its proportionate part of the expense of the franchise, to ask the County Court to order an election for Welton District for the same purpose, to decide how much of the cost of the franchise should be paid by Welton District and what part of the same should be assumed by Keyser and to take what ever steps that may be necessary in order to secure the franchise at the earliest possible date. The motion was unanimously adopted and the Chair appointed the committee that follows: F H Babb, chairman; T T Hoffman; J S Arnold; John Sloan; Dr F L Baker; Capt J W Vandiver; Geo B Shank; C N Finnell and J M Martin. C L Bane was elected secretary of that committee. The committee is called to meet in Mayor Welches office in the Law Building, this Fri, afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Our business men estimate that the railroad will pay districts through which it runs will very son pay back into their treasuries more than they re asked to contribute for the purchase of the franchise. IT is thought that the franchise will cost about $15,000. It is supposed that the election will be held on or about the 25 of July.


NEWSPAPER COMPANY DISSOLVES

The Herald Printing Co, which for several years has been publishing the Piedmont Herald at Piedmont WVa., has dissolved and surrendered its charter to the state of W Va, and the paper will hereafter be run by F W Rose personally. Mr Rose was president of the company and L M Rose, secretary.


FARMER AND FENCE BUILDER

Take advantage of this opportunity. We have figured how we can give your barbed wire at a very low price if we get your order before July 1, 1911. Give us your order for 500 or more pounds and we will deliver it to you at our depot at Keyser W VA, at 2 1/2 c per pound. Don't delay in placing your order.
Frye & Sons


NEW BANK BUILDING

Mr Lee Roy Tucker has completed the foundation for the new bank building on Armstrong ST, and the brick masons began their work the latter part of this week.


PLAY BALL

Last Sat the second team of Elk Garden came down to play the Juniors of Keyser on the Prep Diamond. The game was called at the close of the third inning because of rain.


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