MARCH 17, 1911


Misses Bessie Wagely, Fidessa Workman and Beulah Fisher spent Sun. afternoon in Piedmont.
Mr H G Wilson was in PA on business this week.
Miss Ollie Robey returned home Sun. form a weeks visit to Mt Savage.
Mrs Elmer Biggs and two sons Harvey and Richard, spent Tues with Mr and Mrs G W Bane.
Frank Healey of Elk Garden paid Keyser friend a visit Sun last.
Miss Mable Davis of Frostburg, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs Russell Wagoner, returned to her home Sun afternoon.
Mr T D Harrison, of Ridgely, spent Sun in Keyser with relatives.
Mr D P Osborn, who had been off duty for two weeks, because of that fashionable disease call Grippe, reported for duty last Mon morning at the Keyser Milling Co.
Mr E A Leatherman of Old Fields, passed through Keyser Sat enroute to Grafton on business and returned Mon evening. Mr Leatherman said that they are preparing to put out a large number of fruit trees this spring.
Capt and Mrs C F Jordan, who spent the winter with relatives and old friends in Rockbridge Co Va, returned to Keyser last Fri. evening. Their many friends in Keyser bid them welcome home.
Mr Wm Bailey left Tues. morning for a visit to his Aunt, Mrs E M Sheetz at Elk Garden.
Mrs E M Sheetz, and daughter Mar, and Mrs John Biller, who have been visiting relatives here the past two weeks returned to their home in Elk Garden Tues. morning.
Atty H G Fisher went to Bayard Tues afternoon on business.
Mr G S Fredrick of Martinsburg, was in Keyser this week mingling business with pleasure. He says can't housekeep without the Tribune.
Wed night was one of the coldest stormiest nights of the entire winter.
Mr C R Miler, an experienced orchardist, has been engaged as foreman for the Keyser Orchard Co, and has taken charge of the work.
Mr J Z Clark, of Elk Garden, was in Keyser Wed.
Mr O D Harris, of Oakmont, was here on business Wed.
Winter seems to linger in the lap of spring.
Mr John Parker, of Elk Garden, was in Keyser Wed on legal business.
A very large crowd attended the public sale of Mr M T Davis' personal property last Wed, and property sold well.
Mr John D Fogie of Chicago and Mrs Geo McCarty of Philadelphia, are visiting their many relatives and friends in Keyser.
Richard Matthews left Tues night for Oregon.
See the new Hornless Talking Machine at T H Davis, Jeweler.
Mr and Mrs Geo. W Bane and Mrs F E Hutchinson spent last Mon in Cumberland.
It always seems fitting and proper to have a head trimmer in a millinery store.
Mr J Elliott Baldwin, editor of the Lonaconing Advocate, has resigned that position, and a gentleman from Bluefield W Va will succeed him.
Mr J S Ward moved to Lonaconing last Fri. He will run a fruit, truck and dairy farm about one mile from that place.
Miss Lottie Vossler, who has been sick for some time, is somewhat improved, but as yet is not able to leave her room.
Prof. J B O Clemm is visiting friends in Baltimore.
For the scientific spray nozzle four in one won't clog four times more powerful than a vermoral, capacity 150 gallons per hour. Made in brass or aluminum fully guaranteed, price $1.00. Call at S&Y Hardware Co.
Senator O A Hood, Editor John Ed Frye, Post Master T T Huffman, Banker H L Arnold and Merchants L C McDonald and R W Nine drove out to the new reservoir Sun afternoon.
Mr Wm Johnson left Tues morning for a visit to relatives and friends at Davis.
Mrs Don Rice has been quite sick at her home in McCoole the past week.
Mrs J E Bailey, who was called to Elk Garden Tues, but the serious illness of her nephew, John Sheetz, returned home Thurs, leaving him much improved.
For quick sale, A new Edison Moving Machine and outfit for country use. Everything guaranteed and at a sacrifice price. See L T Carskadon at once.
Mrs H S Pulliam, left Thurs for the Western Maryland Hospital, where she will undergo an operation. She was accompanied by Mr Pulliam.
Misses Birdie and Maude Rice, have returned to their home in McCoole, from a trip to Martinsburg and Brunswick.
Atty Taylor Morrison went to Richmond Va, the first of the week where he had a case in the Virginia courts.
Mrs J B Merryman and daughter, Mrs Ray Wells, left for Chillicothe Ohio, last Wed.
Mr C J Webb and family of Altoona Pa are visiting relatives in Keyser.
Mr Thos. P Douglas, of Cumberland, spent last Friday in Keyser.
Mrs Alva Feet, of Baltimore has been visiting in Keyser for the last ten days.
Atty H G Fisher, gave a talk to the students of the Preparatory School Tues on the State Debt.
Mr Roy Ravenscroft accompanied by his wife and daughter arrived Sat from Indiana on a visit to homefolks and friends. Mr Ravenscroft left Sun night for Baltimore where he has accepted a position in the B&O storekeeper dept. in that city.
Miss Hallie Clemson left last Fri. night on a visit to her mother in St Louis.
Miss Olye Kelly spent last Thurs in Westernport the guest of Miss Katherine McCandlish and Miss Cecelia Miller of Stephens City, Va; is also a guest of Miss McCandlish.


Silas Biser died Thurs at 2 pm and was buried Sat, funeral at the church at 11 o'clock. The deceased has been poorly a long time, at times real bad and then would seem to improved awhile. He departed at the age of 58 years, 2 months and 17 days. In 1874, he married Miss Mary Staggs. Unto this union were born five children, Miss Sabina, Jacob, deceased fourteen years ago, Samuel, Mrs Cora Charleston and Baker Biser. His affliction was dropsy and asthma. This fact alone made his condition very distressed on account of his hard and fast breathing much of the time. Fourteen years ago, he had a hard spell of typhoid fever since when his heart had been quite weak, so much so that he could exercise, but moderately.
Since Jo and Margaret Moyer have removed from their land to J B Roger's house in the hollow, they have decided to sell their land. the tract contains about 33 acres and lays on the western slope of middle ridge. This is an excellent for fruit. The date of sale is Sat., March 25 at 1 pm on the premises, at public sale.
A N Gollady of Rio, was around last week with a general supply of medicines. He travels in a red wagon. Mr Gollady is a young man, and taught school in this county last year and the year before, but on account of ill health had to abandon teaching.
The communion meeting has been appointed for Oct 7th at the brick church, a series of meetings to precede it.
Programs for the M and S S meeting are being distributed. The meeting will be held June 15th and 16th in the Sandy Creek congregation in Preston Co.
A petition is being circulated along the Run praying the County Court to appoint W T Whipp supervisor of the Headsville and Keyser road and all the roads south and west of that road in Cabin Run District. The petition asks to have the district divided. Of the 317 miles of public roads in Mineral County, about 100 miles of them are in Cabin Run District and it is a close second to the county. Unless there is an evolution in the system of keeping up their roads it looks to a blind man as though we would better crawfish to the old toll system. Who'll second the motion?
The four sugar camps on the Run seem to be supplying lots of sweet water, thence syrup, thence sugar.
Mrs Lucy Baily made a visit over Sun. at Cumberland.


Miss Edith Head of Keyser, was the guest of friends here the middle of last week.
A flourishing young people's meeting has been organized in the ME Church South, composed of members of the different churches, and meet on Thurs evening of each week. D C Arnold is president. A Junior Epworth League has been organized and meets Sun afternoon. Miss Goldie White is superintendent.
A Class of sixteen of the Elk Garden graded school took the uniform examination last week.
Mrs Susan McGinnis accompanied Mrs Mary Fenton to her home at Durbin last Sat.
There was quite an electrical storm on the mountain Thurs of last week. The lightning was as vivid and the thunder as heavy as in a mid summer shower. According to the sayings of the wiseacres, the first thunder in the early spring brings out the snakes and toads from their winter's sleep. But in this case the serpents would have been obliged to emerge from frozen ground to find themselves in a bed of snow. "And the still, sultry day was followed by a hailstorm." Our memory holds the above sentence, which was picked up somewhere, and last Sun suited the statement. It was warm and smoky and in the afternoon there was a thunder storm with a lively fall of hail. It grew quite dark, almost as dark as night, before the storm broke.
Grandmother Elizabeth Smith, who was visiting at Mr Wm Greenshields, was called to Midland MD to see her daughter, Mrs Marion Loar, who is very sick.
Mrs Clemmie Bailey, of Keyser, is visiting her parents Mr and Mrs Ferd Warnick.
Rev L C Messick has closed a very successful year's work on this charge. There have been over 80 accessions to the church and all the financial interests are paid up in full. Surely he merits the plaudit, "Well done". The U B Conference is at Staunton this year and Rev Messick and his family will start for the conference next Sun in order to make connection with the trains.
W Rees Nethken, who is carrying on a successful, but hering establishment at Dodson, was in town last Tues.
C H Lantz, general manager of the B&L interests, was a business caller at Elk Garden this week.
Rev G W Yost, preached his farewell sermon here last Sun, but will not close his work on this charge for two weeks. He made a strong appeal to the young converts and his stirring words will long be remembered. Rev Yost now serves his work with this charge owing to the time limit. He has been on this charge eight years and carries with him the confidence and good will of all. He impresses everyone with true Christian spirit, for he lives with the life he preaches.

March 7, 1911

March is here now and it is trying to show us what all it can do.
Miss Grace Taylor spent the past week with friends and relatives on the Creek.
Mr George Staggs and sister, Miss Virgie, spent Sat and Sun with their sister, Mrs Vause Ellifritz at New Creek.
Mr and Mrs Jacob Urice spent Sunday at B F Corbin's.
Mr John Urice was the guest of F J Urice Sun.
Mr and Mrs James Tasker visited the latter's sister, Mrs Fred Fink, Sun., who has had a very serious case of pneumonia. We are glad to say she is most well again.
Miss Blanch Staggs spent from Tues. until Fri. of last week at the home of her uncle, M L Staggs on Cabin Run.
The Fountain people will organize their Sunday School at the Fountain Chapel next Sun. at 2 pm. Everybody welcome.
Mr Michael Caldwell was a pleasant caller at the Knobley View Farm Sun. evening.
Mr and Mrs Edward Staggs visited J K Allamong's Sun.
Tom Ellifritz visited Fred Urice Sun.
Blue Eyes

March 14, 1911

News is rather scarce at the present time, but will try to write a few of the happenings in and around the Fountain.
Snow, mud and rain are the latest news we know now.
Miss Gertie Staggs spent the past week in Keyser.
Mrs N R Taylor and daughter, Miss Faye, spent Sun at the home of Mr Seymour Taylor.
Mrs Edward Staggs and little son Ernest, spent from Fri until Sun with home folks at the Knobley View Farm.
Mrs Thornton Fleek, who has been very poorly for the past month, we are glad to say, is much better at this writing.
Miss Virgie Staggs spent from Sun until Mon with her friend, Miss Grace Taylor.
Messrs Sanford and Seymour Whipp spent Sun at Mr J W Rogers.
Messrs Simon Umstot, Fred Urice and son Frank, made a business trip to Cumberland Sat.
Mr D R Bailey and son Charlie, were calling on Mr and Mrs Fred Urice Mon evening.
Mr and Mrs Sam Fleek were calling on Mrs D R Bailey one evening last week.
Mr Frank Urice spent from Fri until Sun with home folks. Miss Lola Liller and Miss Hooley spent Wed evening with Florence Urice.
Miss Sallie Fleek spent Tues with her friend, Miss Nannie Umstot.
Mr E R Taylor moved Mr James Arbogast back to his Kneels gap farm Tues. James had been living in Mr Seymour Taylor's house near Eureka.
Lone girl


Mr and Mrs S B McNemar spent last Tues. here on a visit to their son, H H McNemar.
Mrs Dr. Sites of Martinsburg, spent Thurs. night here with Mrs H T Delay, on her way to Upper Tract to visit relatives.
Clarence Arbogast, who has been doing plumbing work here with C C Arbogast, left for Burlington Tues. where he will be engaged at his trade for awhile.
Mon. night dogs got after some cattle belonging to I S Welton, which were being wintered at Saul Shobe's near town, and injured one fine steer to such an extent it died the next day.
Jacob Hinkle, of Sweedlin Valley, Pendleton County, died Tues. morning after a lingering illness for several months of consumption. Deceased was about 50 years old, and leaves a wife but no children.
Mr Ernest C Thompson and Miss Sallie May Moyers, of this place, were married at the Windsor Hotel, Cumberland on Wed. evening of last week by Rev Mr Brown. Fri. evening they returned here and have gone to housekeeping on the farm of the Union Tanning Company, which Mr Thompson has rented.
Died, on March 1st at the home of his sister, Mrs Lizzie Talbott at Vulga, this state, where he had been visiting since last fall, John Hyre, who was born and raised near here, aged about 65 years. Besides his sister he is survived by three brothers, Jacob and Ashby Hyre of near this place, and Enoch Hyre of Powell, O. We understand that Mr Hyres death was due to heart trouble.
Hon C H Vossler, spent Wed night here on his way home to Keyser. His son Clarence brought him over.


Mrs W S Fisher is confined to her home with an attack of rheumatism.
C C Marshall of Williamsport, spent several days here this week, circulating among friends.
Ed VanMeter and family of Cumberland, spent several days here last week visiting relatives.
Floyd Ketterman of Paw Paw and Daisy E Green of Petersburg were married in Cumberland last week.
A brother of Tobe Sine, who is well known to many of our readers, was killed on a railroad near Mt Jackson Va last week.
Kuhn and Co have purchased the Interest of M W Gamble, Dr Hackney and D G Marshall in their orchard near Williamsport.
Chas E Vance, received a message last week saying that Mrs Vance who was operated on in a Baltimore hospital last week is improving nicely.
Albert Leatherman left Mon. morning for Pittsburg to purchase six or eight mules for use in their orchard. Dr. Horton went with him to select them for him.
Ercele High and Robert Pratt spent several days the past week at Purgittsville. Mr Pratt has bought J H High's farm, near Purgittsville, so we hear.
Miss Lyla Wilson, who has been visiting at Gormania for some time returned to her home here, accompanied by Miss Blanche Wilderson, who will spend a short time here.
Curry Reedy, of Brock's Gap, met with a serious accident by being thrown from a two year old colt.


Messrs Henry L and Wesley A Duling were in Keyser on business Tues.
Mr Tom McDowell went to Piedmont Tues. and from there over near Ridgeville. He is nursing a mashed finger.
Mr J Frank Bane's oldest boy has pneumonia. also J H Parish's oldest son. Dr J Oliver Lantz is their physician.
Misses Delphia and Maggie Duling returned from Baltimore Tues. Miss Delphia spent the winter with her sister, Mrs N L Rogers, at Hull Ill.
Mr Jas Bosley has moved from Sinner's home to Wild Cat Hollow.
Tues we had one of the worst storms that has been felt for years, and may have never been equaled in this mountain region. The snow fell so fast that it would freeze a man's eyes shut. Now this is no fish story, but we could prove it if we had a witness.
Quite a number of here attended the funeral of Jacob R Idleman of Mt Storm Tues.
The Black Diamond Mine is working this week. It would be a good thing if some one would open a mine near here so that we could get some coal that we could burn.
In a letter from our son, Homer, who is in Batter D, Ft Myer Va, dated March 7th, he says: "Everything is excitement here. We have been ordered to the Mexican border, and leave here tonight at 6 o'clock." We hope that the Mexican unpleasantness may be settled to the satisfaction of all without Uncle Sam's having to take any active part in the war.
Squire C E Shillingburg is improving slowly.
Assessor F C Patton was here first of this week assessing property. Even the poor dog did not escape.
Mr Paul Rawlings of Emoryville, joined the US Army last week.
W W Shobe of Keyser, visited home folks here last Sat.
Peddler Gabe's smiling countenance was seen in our village Wed.
Mr W B Bosley was down at Claysville last Sun. It seems strange that Bill must go down to "bud" his peach trees in March.


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One of the greatest inventions of the ages is W R Caldwell's great power wheel. He expects to have his great machine in operation before the end of summer. It is needless to say he has one of the best inventions of modern times.
Fri. evening, March 24, he will demonstrate the future value of his wheel. He has had some very discouraging words said to him about his machine, some going as far as insolent ridicule behind his back. but, staunch as an oak, he still exists on undying ideas and unceasing will. In after years when generations are being benefited by his years of study, they will hail the genius of the Limestone Hollow.
Come out Fri. and hear this lecture.
Peta Pinn.

March 9, 1911

Dear Tribune. As we are having real winter weather down here, lots of snow and such cold winds, all the while, we think Mr Ground Hog does not see his shadow in vain.
Everything is being removed from the stone quary here as it is an entire failure, part of the machinery goes east to Havre DeGrace and a lot goes west.
Mr Dennis Duckworth, of Pattersons Creek, who was married a few weeks ago to Miss Clara Stallings of near Old Town MD has gone to house keeping here at the Creek.
Lee Hagans, second son of Mr and Mrs Joe Grimes of Pattersons Creek, died on Tues the 14th of Feb., he had Membranous Croup, was buried in Frankfort on Fri, his age was nine years, eleven months and three days. His father, mother and three brothers and lots of other near relatives are left to mourn the loss of a good little boy. Lee was a favorite and loved by all who knew him.
His funeral was preached in the church here by Rev John Edwards.
The Indians and Cowboys gave an Entertainment in the Lodge Room at this place on Mon and Tues night.
It is said the play was good.
A five year old son of Mr Henry Malone, died two days ago, of diphtheria, and one more of his children is very ill with same disease; also Mr Jake Malone and two children have the diphtheria, and have been very ill for several days.
The mumps are an unwelcome visitor in our Town at this time.
Miss Lula, daughter of C E Wagoner, has gone to Baltimore, to learn the millenary trade with Armstrong, Cator and Co.
The little daughter of Mr and Mrs Will Logdston is getting along nicely after being so ill with bronchitis.
Mr Howard Culp, of Pattersons Creek, who married Miss Mary Helgoth of Cumberland, two weeks ago has gone to house keeping at the latter place, wonder who will be the next couple, as they say there are others to follow soon?
A young man named Thomas of Piedmont, spent from Fri until Sun evening last visiting his sister, Miss Martha Thomas, who teaches school at Sulphur Spring.
Mr Ed Taylor, wife and seven children leave tomorrow for Oponopo and Romney where they expect to spend several weeks visiting relatives and friends.
With many good wishes to the Tribune, will close.


News is scarce, but I will try and give a few happenings from Waxler.
Mr Amlin Fleek, of Barnum, was visiting relatives at this place Sat.
Mr Henry Twigg was calling on Cumberland friends Sat. and Sun.
Mr Levi Baker was visiting his son, J R Baker, the past week.
Mr and Mrs Geo Miller visited the formers brother, Mr Charles Miller at Horseshoe Tues. and Wed.
Mr Aaron Poland, of Barton, was calling on Waxler friends Sun.
Mrs Geo Miller and daughter, Miss Blanche, attended the funeral of Mrs Fleek at Mt Zion last Tues.
Miss Lacy Wolford spent Sat and Sun with home folks at Westernport.
Master Vernon VanMeter of Dawson, visited his Uncle William Martin, Sat.
Mr Thomas Falk, who has been ill for some time, is slowly improving.
Preaching at Waxler, sun April second, at two PM. All are invited.
Mountain girl


Washington Montgomery dropped dead at home in Piedmont Sat. from heart disease. He was 63 years old and highly esteemed. He served in the Confederate army, having enlisted in Hampshire county of which he was a native. A son, Bert Montgomery is a printer and is connected with the Piedmont Herald. Mrs Pansy Porter, wife of Dr James M Porter of Frostburg Md, is a daughter. Mr Montgomery was a nephew of Wm Montgomery of Romney.


Mr Frank Herriott, executor of Ellen E Inskeep, deceased, sold at public auction yesterday, in front of the Court House, two shares of Stock in the Peoples Bank of Keyser. Hon C H Vossler was the purchaser and the price paid was $176.00 per share.


The children of Mrs Etta Fleming, who died March 6, 1911, extend many thanks to their friends and relatives for their help and kindness during their mother's illness.


Mr and Mrs D A Arnold celebrated the eleventh anniversary of their marriage at their elegant home last Tues. It was a family reunion, only the brother and sisters of Mr Arnold being present, Mrs Arnold's relatives, living too remote to attend. A turkey dinner with all that naturally goes with it, was served and we know that it was sumptuous, dainty and delicate. May they celebrate many more such anniversaries.


Mrs Orpha L Agnew remembered her aunt, Mrs Peter Arnold by celebrating her birthday with a card shower, she received a number of cards, many more than the number of years. They furnish much good reading, and many good wishes from her friends, which she appreciated very much. She wishes all many happy birthdays and thanks all for their kind remembrance of her.


Keyser Independent District is the only independent district in the county. In this district are the graded school, the high school and the colored school. In the graded school there are two and three teachers in each of the grades except 6th and 8th grades. All the rooms are quite or nearly full. The method in this school is to allow a quarter holiday each month to the room making the best attendance for the month, and not having any tardiness. The attendance of the entire school is excellent.
Two additional teachers to the number last year have been em-employed (way typed in article) in the graded school and one in the high school. The school buildings being inadequate for room the board rented Johnson's Hall and fitted it up in three rooms for second and third year grades.
Beginning with the primary teachers the list is as follows: Ada Wagoner, Jean Malcome, Ida Dickel, Mildred Wright, Fannie Leps, Minnie Welch, Nancy Kuykendall, Myra Nefflen, Bessie Wageley, Lillie Caldwell, Bertha Wagoner, Ada Compton, Lottie Brown, Myrtle Blackburn, Ruth Wamsley, Lottie Orbaugh, Wilhelmine Dodson; high school, Mary Milburn, Susie Johnson, Susie Sheetz, T W Troxell, J W Stayman, Mr Stayman teaches part of the time only, and in addition supervises all the schools in the district. This supervision should be of great benefit to the schools throughout. Cora Seymour is a special teacher of music and drawing. These branches she teaches once each week through separate periods through the graded and high schools and her time is fully occupied. Also she gives gratuitously the teachers an hour in each branch each week after the close of the school some evening. This enables the teachers better to carry into effect her work in their rooms. The educations sentiment is fine and commendable work is being done. There are ten seniors for graduation this year. The monthly pay roll for all the schools will average about $1800 for nine months. The colored school is being taught by E B Fuller. This school reaches a large enrollment, but the attendance is not so good. One reason for this might be the fact of so full a curriculum of work. Since all the common school branches, including Gen History and Bookkeeping are being pursued, the upper grade work necessarily occupies time to the detriment of the primary and intermediate grades. There are four applicants for graduation this year.
All the teachers hold professional or No. one certificates. The Board of Education re: G W Warner, W S Davis and I H Offner. Secretary, Jos W Stayman.
"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher fro livwell" Alexander.


The accounts of G W Bane, executor of Malinda J Head, deceased. C H Bishoff, admr. of Ellen Clayton, deceased; and H G Steorts, guardian of Zona Miller, are before me for settlement. At the expiration of ten days after the meeting of April 1911, term of the County Court of Mineral County, these accounts will be taken up and settled.
Wm MacDonald, Comm. of Accts.


John E Borror and Ethel M Shaffer were married at Keyser by Rev I F Roberts, March 11, 1911.


Washington, March 15.
The population of Mineral Co by magisterial districts and towns for 1910 and 1900, as announced today by the Census Bureau, is as follows:



Mineral County



Cabin Run, Dist



Elk Dist, including Elk Garden Town



Elk Garden Town



Frankfort Dist



New Creek Dist, including Keyser and So. Keyser



Keyser Town



So Keyser Town


Piedmont District, including Piedmont Town



Piedmont Town



Welton District