MARCH 31, 1911


George Barr McCutcheon's "Graustark" will be seen at the Music Hall on April 7th. Those who have read the book, can best appreciate the charm of this exquisite drama of love and intrigue. George D Baker, a young playwright, adapted this version from Grace Hayward's dramatization of the novel, retaining all the interesting moments of the book, and when this is said, it is little wonder that the play has made such a decided hit, and had extended engagements in New York and Chicago. A Sixty foot car-load of scenic electrical and costume effects are carried as a mounting to this gem of romantic drama.
Miss Catherine Hazel has measles.
Rev J F Leeper visited Piedmont Tues.
Mrs F H Havenner is visiting in Washington and attending Conference.
Mr W S Bane spent a few hours in Keyser last Sat. afternoon.
Mr and Mrs F M Coleman spent a few days in Piedmont this week.
Messrs Will Seaber, Frank Rizer and Paul Goshorn, of Piedmont, visited in Keyser Sun.
Born to Mr and Mrs Roy Bailey last Tues. a son. Mrs Bailey, whose maiden name was Caldwell, was once a highly valued member of the Tribune force.
Mrs Gassaway Shores, of Morgantown, spent his vacation here with parents and friends.
Mr Jacob Sobraske and daughter were visitors to Cumberland on Sat.
Bird cages, Spray pumps for small trees and gardens, and pruning shears at Frye & Sons.
Miss Nancy Brengle, of Cumberland, is the guest of her sister, Mrs James T Carskadon.
Miss Anna Bell Morgan has returned to her home in Pittsburg from a pleasant visit to the home of her sister, Mrs Harry Atkins.
Mr W H Fredlock,of Piedmont was here on business Tues.
Mr Harry Welch visited Piedmont Sat afternoon.
Hon C H Vossler will leave Mon for Baltimore where he will lay in his stock of Spring and Summer goods for the Maysville store.
Mr Marshall Welch, of Fostoria Ohio, renewed his subscription to the Tribune. He wants to keep in touch with his Mineral County friends.
Mrs Roy Ravenscroft and baby left for their future home in Baltimore Fri. morning, accompanied by Mrs John W Ravenscroft.
Mr and Mrs Henry E Burgess and children have returned from N C and are at Laurel Dale for the present.
We are pleased to announce that Mrs N D McCoole, who has been indisposed this winter, is now slowly improving.
Mr and Mrs W B Grant, who have been visiting Mrs Nannie McCoole, returned to their home at Ellicott City Mon. forenoon.
Mr John B Wilt, wife and baby returned to their home at Elkins, Mon. afternoon, after a few days visit to Mrs N D McCoole.
Quite a number of the men employed at the B&O car shops were laid off from Mon. until the first of April.
Mrs J H Brown underwent a successful operation at the Hoffman hospital a few days ago.
Miss Mary D Edwards returned to her home on Tues afternoon from a visit to the home of her parents in Martinsburg.
Mr J J Reiser of Baltimore, spent Sun. with friends here.
Mr J S Cheshire has returned to his home from a short business trip to Baltimore MD.
Mrs N J Crooks has returned to her home on Main St from a visit to friends in Baltimore.
Mr Roy Ravenscraft of Baltimore, spent Sat. and Sun. with home folks and friends here.
Miss Nellie Neville has returned to Ronceverte W Va from a pleasant visit to friends here and in Cumberland.
Miss Anna Schell of Burlington, spent Tues. here with relatives.
Miss Cora Kidwell spent Mon. and Tues. with friends in Cumberland.
Mr O M Rizer of Piedmont was a business visitor here on Tues.
Mrs H S Pulliam, who underwent an operation in a Cumberland hospital, is now improving.
Rev J H Brunk has returned from a conference and will fill his pulpit forenoon and evening next Sun.
Miss Elsie Hoffman was visiting friends in Cumberland this week.
Misses Margaret and Joretha Liller visited in Piedmont Wed and Thurs.
Mr Bruce Bosley, who represented the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co, resigned his position this week and has gone to Morgantown to take the spring course at the University.
Mr Wade Lease was in Keyser on important business this week.
Messrs. W N Krebs and H R Sheely who represent Daniel Miller & Co. in this section, were calling on our merchants this week.
Mr Fowler, who lived on Fort Avenue, has moved his family to Gormania.
Mr David Schwinabart was here on business yesterday.
Mr L C McDonald was in Shaw on business for the Keyser Orchard Co yesterday.
Mr J R Carskadon, returned Tues. form a few days business and pleasure trip to Wheeling, Chicago, Mansfield, O, and Clarksburg.
Mrs G S McCarty, of Philadelphia and Mrs Jno L Fogle, of Chicago, have returned to their homes after a short but delightful visit among their many friends and relatives.
Mr Patrick Whitehouse, who has been working in the Keyser Pottery for some time past, has gone to Evansville Ind to resume his trade, he left on No. 1, Sat. night.
Mr DeBerry of Knoxville, Tenn, has been employed to manage the Keyser Steam Laundry.
Mr J S Cowger, has purchased of Mr W L Wagoner his interest in the Wagoner-Cowger grocery business in South Keyser.
Mr Armentrout, a fireman on the B&O who had his leg amputated in the Fairmont Hospital, has so far recovered that he has returned home.
The high wind Monday night seems to have swept over areas of our country doing much damage to property and causing the loss of many lives.
Miss Ellen M Snyder of Baltimore, is visiting relatives in Keyser.
Mrs V M Grayson of Antioch, and sister, Mrs J F Grayson of Cumberland, were called to Deer Park to see their father, Rev W H Clary, who is critically ill.
Hon Wm H Kight of Elk Garden, was in Keyser on business Wed.
Mrs Pope, who spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs S H Jordan, has returned to here home in Arkansas, accompanied by Mrs Jordan, who will be absent for about six weeks.
Senator R C Price of Moorefield, was here on business Monday.
Mr H H Stover was in Cumberland on business Wed.
Mr H A Blair went to Rinards yesterday on B&O business.
Misses Kathleen Welton of Petersburg, and Nannie B Long of Romney, have entered the spring term of the Prep.
For Sale - A Fresh Cow, Jos. Dickel, Keyser WVa
Messrs. John Wolford and A M Arnohalt left Thurs. for Medford Oregon to prospect. If they are pleased they will move their families later.
Roy Wolford, who has been ill with pneumonia, is now much better.
Miss Nellie Gross of Cumberland, who was visiting friends here, returned home yesterday.
Miss Fannie Leps visited her brother Clay, and Mrs Earl H Smith in Fairmont, from Fri. until Sun.
Mr and Mrs Con O'Leary lost their two year old daughter last Friday. Funeral services were conducted Sun. by Rev George Hasel.
Mrs Douglas Frye and son returned to their home in Richwood Mon.
D Long was in Baltimore the first of the week laying in a supply of spring goods.
Mrs Maggie Berrev, who spent the winter with her sister, Mrs C H Flick, took her departure last week for Stephen City and from there to her home in Dayton Virginia.
For Sale: Peach trees, Solway and Bifyou varieties for sale. These trees bear in October and command high prices. About 2000 trees ready for transplanting. George W Parsons, Keyser WV
Born unto Mr and Mrs Albert Rice, Wed. March 29, 1911 a daughter. Both are doing fine.
Mr N U bond of Oakland, was in Keyser on business this week.
Mr and Mrs H G Richardson spent Wed in Cumberland.
It seems probable that peace may soon be restored in Mexico.
March came in like a lion, it went out like two, and several days during the month it was like a cage of lions turned loose.
Mr H L Weese moved his goods and family this week to his farm that he has lately bought near Alaska, this county. We regret to lose him from Keyser, but pleased that he continues to be a citizen of Mineral County.
The following were in Cumberland last Sat: John Harrison, W M Welch, James Grimes, Loyd Douglass, Mrs Harry Atkins, J Sobraske and daughter, J B Isles, Clarnece Borst, Miss Katherine Coffroth.
Miss Mable Ritzell left Wed. morning for Horton W Va to engage in the millinery business.
Mrs Nellie Branen and children spent the past week with her brother, M E Akens and family in Brunswick Md.
Miss Mollie Welch is very ill with an attack of appendicitis, for the past week at the home of T B Rogers on W Piedmont St.


On the 23 inst Aunt Betsy White near Corbin, departed this life at the age of 81 years and 23 days. She was the widow of Thomas White who died thirty-three years ago. Two sons and four daughters survive their mother. Funeral at Trinity Sat. by G S Arnold and burial on the Manning Taylor farm.
J H Cheshire sold his farm Sat. to Cha. Shoemaker of Westernport. Mr Shoemaker will not occupy the home before next fall.
The Moyer land against middle Ridge was sold Sat at public sale and James Biser knocked the persimmon at $167.
Hurry up girls, here's a cage and no bird in it, a young man without a wife, but a place for one.
Miss Bessie Cheshire of Keyser, came over Sat to remain until Mon.
J W Leatherman and wife went Sat. to their sons, W A Leatherman on New Creek to spend several days.
Mr Biser was around again Mon making everyone sweet who would partake of his goods, maple syrup and sugar, syrup $1 per gallon and nickel cakes, or six for 25 cents.
Aunt Tacy Leatherman (nee Bloxham) died Tues, March 28 at her home in Romney after a long illness. Services will be held in Romney and the remains will be interred by the side of her deceased husband, D A Leatherman, in the Arnold graveyard at Cheshire's.
Madison White has moved back to Hampshire, southeast of Junction a few miles.
Croff Myers moved into the house formerly occupied by Turbin's, and they have moved into a road shanty on wheels. It stands last on West Dry Run Ave, Burlington. Lou Wallace moved to Dr Baker's fruit farm whence Croff Myers came.
Last week John Parker shipped a car load of horses and mules form Kentucky. Tues. he had a public horse sale in Romney. It is said only a few sales were made. The mules were nearly all bidden in at about $500 a pair. A few horses sold at from $200 to $250. The horses are saddlers and for general purposes.
Ed Orndorff, who lives on Middle Ridge on the old Race farm will make sale of his personal effects next Sat. at 2 pm. He expects to move to the Hampshire orchard.


The Page school closed last Fri; there were four graduates, Ray, Maude and Blanche Whipp and Agnes Hickle.
Mr Arlie Hull was calling on friends here Sun.
There are more than twenty-five cases of whooping-cough in this section.
Mrs Katie Carnell spent Sat night and Sun with her brother, Geo Bailey.
Mrs Snider continues about the same.
Miss Anna Bailey spent a few days on Beaver Run last week, she expects to go to Hagerstown the last of the week to visit her sister, Mrs Sol. George.
Rev G S Arnold preached a very interesting sermon at Page School house last Sun.
Guy Snider and bride have gone to housekeeping in their new house.
John Umstot was visiting Julia Whipp's Sun.


March 27, 1911
The M E Church that was burned at this place a few months ago, is now being repaired. Mr F W Davis of Keyser is doing the work. They hope to have it finished by the time the new pastor arrives.
Squire Doyle of Keyser, was a business visitor at the Alms house one day last week.
Charles Oss of Creasaptown, was calling on friends here Sun.
Mr Baxter Armentrout, manager of the Mineral County Alms House, raised the master beet of the season. Mr Armentrout is a practical farmer one of which Mineral County should be proud.
Oliver Green, of Keyser, was the guest of his cousins, Mr and Mrs B Armentrout Sat. night and Sun.
Rev H C Smith, pastor of the M E Church, preached his last sermon here Sunday, the 19th for the conference year. We hope to have him back again this coming year.
H G Miller, James Sheppard and Sherman Dawson of Rawlings, were visiting friends here Sun.
E H Gerstell was visiting friends at Frostburg Sat. and Sun.
Monday it looked as if gentle spring had come, but alas, Mr March stepped in and says, "Not so fast, Miss Spring. I am not through yet." So he began shaking the buildings and is still getting his work in good shape.
Farmers are getting very busy now and so are the orchard men.
If we can contribute or charge this weather up to the groundhog, I think it would be a good idea to employ Hinks, Push Root Rifle teams and try to put his hogship out of business.


Geo. H Kuykendall and daughter, Miss Ellen, left Monday morning for a short visit to Washington.
C R Miller, formerly of this county, has been secured by the Keyser Orchard Co, as manager. Mr Miller is thoroughly posted on orcharding.
Dr O V Brooke, of Baltimore, arrived here Mon and has now located here for the practice of his profession.
The farm belonging to the late Jesse M Pratt was sold at a public auction last Sat. by J. Ed Chipley to Geo. W Miley for $1700.
It is reported that if the mail route, as it is being conducted, is discontinued that Parker's of Romney will put stages on the road between Keyser and Petersburg.
At the Corporation Election held last Sat. the old Council was re-elected with the exception of L L Bean, who was elected Recorder in place of M Dasher, who refused to serve again.


Mr and Mrs Harry L Arnold, of Keyser were visiting her father, Mr J P Arnold Sat and Sun.
Messrs W P Rodruck and R V Hanlin were in Keyser on business last Mon.
Mr and Mrs Henry L Duling were shopping in Cumberland last Thurs.
Mr Edwin Burgess of Laurel Dale, made a business call at Wabash last Mon.
The Davis Coal & Coke Co, has discontinued work at the four foot vein of coal. The coal was of good quality, but the vein was not high enough to pay for working.
Mr Henry Kitzmiller and Miss Olive B Junkins visited Mrs Ira T Clark, Mon.
Mr Pat Shillingburg is going to move from No. 15 to Hartmonsville, and contemplates opening a new coal mine.
Quite a number of people from here attended the exhibition at Laurel Dale last Fri. night. They say the entertainment was good, but we learn that some of the young men, we can not call them gentleman, imbibed too freely in "bug juice", and were a little too hilarious, and were quite an annoyance to those who wished to hear what was said. If their names were put before the Grand Jury it would be a dear lesson.
Rev J W Bedford preached his farewell sermon in Blake Chapel for this conference last Sun. We hope he will be with us another year.
Mr T B Duling is building a large henhouse, and is going into the poultry business. We hope he will have success in his new profession.
Mr David Guinn of Davis, made a business call here last Sat.
Mr Edgar Shillingburg is building an addition to his house.
Mr Neri Clark has had bad luck with his lambs. He had lost two-thirds of them when last heard from.
The Wabash school closed today, Mr E L Haines, of Slanesville, and Miss Maude Blair, of Keyser were the teachers.
Between the ground hog on the weather, and "Uncle John" on good Roads, we are having a pretty rough time. We had been thinking of sending in our "card" but the wind is all knocked out of our sails", and we are left in a quandary.


Mrs H Whiteman spent last week in Romney with her daughter, Mrs B T Racey.
Mrs Sallie Ensley and daughter of Cumberland, visited relatives here last week.
Mr Dave Koontz of Midland, was the guest of J F Breinig from Fri. until Mon.
Miss Bessie Cheshire of Keyser, spent Sat. and Sun. with relatives here.
Mr Lewis Grossman of Baltimore, is in our vicinity for a short time.
Mrs Mae Leatherman and sister, Miss Blanche Whipp were the pleasant guests of Miss Edith Cheshire Sun.
Messrs John Veach and Ed Vandiver were calling on John H Parker Sun.
There will be a box supper at Sandy Hollow school house Sat. night, everyone is cordially invited.
Charles N High, of Ridgeley, spent several days here last week.
Mr and Mrs Edgar Rogers, of near Keyser, spent Tues. and Wed. with relatives here.
Messrs. J H Parker and J S Taylor spent this week in Baltimore.
Mr Berk Greenwalt, of Purgittsville, is at this Uncle's C D Whiteman's for a while.
Mr Lee Clinedinst spent Sun. evening near Burlington.
Frank Breinig is at Burlington to complete J A Veache's new store.
Our school closed Fri. with a spelling Bee at night. Miss Fink taught a very successful term, yet it was a short one only 4 1/2 months.
Messrs. Wade Clinedinst and Chas. Whiteman made a business trip to Keyser first of the week.
Trinity church was improved very much a few weeks ago when a metal ceiling was put on, the work was done by J F Breinig and E J Allen, they deserve much complimenting.
Mr Harvey Ludwick, who was paralyzed a week or so ago, continues very poorly.
We are having some winter again, the ground hog surely must have seen his shadow.


Dear Tribune: There is much sickness down here at present.
And many weddings Mr Alonza Chaney, of Alaska, and Miss Nellie Twigg, of Keyser.
Mr Walker Browning, of Twigg-town and Miss May Olive Garland, of Spring Gap Md were married last week. We wish all of them joy and success.
On Tues. of last week, Mr George Hinkle of Middle Ridge, and Miss Clara Wagoner of Alaska, were married. May their life be all happiness is the wish of one who knows both of them, they are both popular.
Mrs Will Baker, came home from the hospital on Fri, where she had been operated on for cancer. She is doing as well as could be expected.
Mrs Russel Stewart, who used to live here, then moved to Cacapon, has been sent to the Insane Asylum.
Mr Oscar Johnson, has bought the Donaldson farm in Green Spring Valley, price two thousand and eight hundred dollars, he expects to move there.
Rev John Edwards preached his last sermon yesterday for conference this year. Hope our ministers will both be returned to this charge.
John W Wagoner has bought Harry Broome's farm to which he will move this week.
Mr Holran was called to New York one day last week by the death of his sister, he is the Superintendent of Casparis Stone Quarry.
J E Long, bought two fine mules Sat at the Culp Lumber Co, sale near Town Creek, did not learn the price.
Was sorry to hear about the death of Mr Sam Dowden of Alaska. We sympathize with his family in their deep distress and sad affliction.
The mumps have full sway in our town at this time, some very bad cases, but all are recovering.


County Superintendent E H Frye was here visiting schools last week.
Dr Highberger and A P Hamstead were here Sat.
Miss Dot Lauck spent last week visiting her parents at Keyser.
Miss Ora Smith was seriously injured by slipping and falling down a flight of stairs at her home near Williamsport.
Clarence Vossler of Maysville, was here Wed and had with him his sister, Miss Annie who visited Miss Virginia Duckwall.
Clark Armentrout, aged about (?60) years, died at his home at Upper Tract Wed. morning at 11 o'clock.


Plowing and getting ready for orchard work is the order of the day here.
M A Bean of Moorefield, was here Sat. of last week on business.
John H High, returned from Baltimore Thurs. of last week, where he was purchasing his spring and summer goods.
Miss Mary Hottinger, of Keyser, is visiting her father and mother, Mr and Mrs Noah Hottinger.
Ercel High, the barber at Moorefield, is home sick, caused by an over dose of calomel.
Rev J M Leatherman went to Laurel Dale Sat. to assist Rev B W Smith in his service.
E G Ruckman is doing a good business selling spray pumps in this vicinity, he is handling the standard spray pump, bucket.
Knapsack and barrel sprays, all in one, one man does the work, any one needing anything in this line will do to call or write him.
Dillon Leatherman, the mail carrier between here and Romney, after returning here Fri. evening let Gladis High, Hilda Huffman and Ruth Leatherman drive the horse and buggy home, when near the latter's home, at J W Leatherman's store, the horse became frightened and ran away. The buggy and harness were torn to pieces. Misses High and Huffman jumped out. Miss Leatherman fell out when the buggy up set and was some what bruised.
J W Hartman, visited his daughter, Mrs Frank P Allen of Shanks, from Sat. till Wed. of last week, she is very sick. His daughter, Mrs Sidney Mills, accompanied him.
John Harmison, of Romney, delivered a piano for Miss Nania Leatherman, who is teaching school in Romney, to the home of her father, Rev J M Leatherman.
Mrs Copp died at the home of her son, Henry Copp, of Moorefield, Thurs. night of last week. Interment at Duling Church Cemetery Sun evening. She leaves to mourn their loss, John R and Mrs J D Ludwick, of this place; Wm and Harry Copp of Moorefield; Mrs Sears, near Keyser and K Copp besides other relatives.


March 27, 1911
Today is a beautiful spring day, the first we have had. A few days like this and grass will begin to grow and I am sure it will be needed, for feed is getting very scarce. Many of our farmers will have to feed very savingly to make their hay last to the first of May, but stock has wintered well to this time.
Nearly everyone in our community is suffering from the effects of a severe epidemic of colds. The writer is now able to get around some and hopes if he don't get spring fever to again hear the songs of the Whippor Will. We hear of no other sickness in our neighborhood.
On Sat. evening, March 18th, our good neighbor, Luke Kitzmiller, received the sad intelligence of the death of his sister, Mrs Elizabeth Endler, of Romney. He and his family have our sympathy.
Blackburn Bros. commenced today to move from the Mack Inskeep farm, near here, to their new home between Groman and Bayard. D W Idleman, who has bought the property, will move in a few days to where Blackburns vacate.
The Speicker Lumber Co have finished sawing at their present set on Luke Kitzmiller's place and as soon as the ground is settled enough, will move to a new set on the same tract of timber. Charley Mosser, who lived in a shanty at the mill and sawed for them the past year, has moved his family to Schell and he will run one of the White Company's mills that are now on H C Homan's farm near Emoryville.
Jake Moon, who has lived in Schell the past year, has moved back to his home in Maryland. Don't know whether the Virginia debt had anything to do with this moving or not.
We notice that a couple other families have moved into Schell quite recently.
They have commenced to dig coal and Mr Fleming hopes to be able to run the mines to their full capacity by April 1st.
The Potomac Bridge and Improvement Co has completed the foot bridge at Schell. Work on this bridge had been suspended throughout the month of Feb. on account of there being a lumber inspector at work in the lumber yard and the back door of Tom's Fleming's warehouse, where the nails are kept was locked, but the inspector was called to another yard and tom Fleming was away a few days and left a man in the store who was a little careless, so work was resumed and the bridge pushed to completion.
The company held a meeting last week at which the bridge was declared open for travel. Several accounts were then audited and ordered not paid and several accounts were laid under the table. They then went into a committee of the whole to discuss the expediency of building a wagon bridge at Schell, but after a few chosen remarks by Tom Fleming and Uncle John, it was, at their suggestion, decided to try to procure the services of an expert civil engineer from Grant County to look over the situation. It is thought by the above named gentlemen that he can turn a "V" in the road at Schell and go round the Potomac, just as he went round the railroad with the telephone line when he couldn't climb the thirty foot pole to get the wife across the road. The meeting then adjourned to meet next Sat. to discuss the Mexican War problem. It is thought by our best military men that the Mexicans are likely to advance upon us by the old N W Turnpike, and that Fort Pendleton at Gorman should be repaired and garrisoned. We are quite sure that this is as much needed as it was when General Kelly had it built to stop the advance of Confederates from west of the Alleghanies to New Creek and other points.
Uncle John


Mr Edgar Rogers rolled from the Twigg Orchard to the foot of the mountain, to the land he bought of C E Twigg.
Mr Wilbur Rogers, after seeing his brother beginning to roll from the Twigg Orchard, though he would try it too, so he rolled onto the land he bought of John Rogers at the foot of the mountain, in Cabin Run district.
Mr Becker Davis rolled from Paw Paw W Va to the Alleghany Orchard, Knobley Mt, to do the cooking this season.
Mr Wm Wilson and son in law, Wm Cook, seeing the others roll thought they would roll too, so the rolled into Millard Twigg's house at the Fountain.
Well, I suppose the next we hear of rolling will be David Steedman rolling from the Fountain to the Alleghany Orchard to work for the summer, as the new cook has arrived, won't he have a time rolling up the mountain. I want to see him.
Miss Isabelle Maecanuel, of Homestead, Pa, is visiting her Uncle, Mr David Steedman and her grandmother, Mrs E Steedman, who is sick.


Mrs Betsy White, widow of Thomas White, died at her home in Hampshire Co, March 23, 1911 aged 80 years and 23 days. She leaves to mourn their loss six children, two sons and four daughter, also an aged brother. Funeral services were held at Trinity church Sat., conducted by George S Arnold. Burial at the Taylor graveyard.


Robert J Thompson, a native of Hampshire Co, died at his home in Romney last Sun. He had passes his seventy-eighth year.


Mr William Summers a retired farmer of Ridgely W Va, died at his residence Mon. night at 10:15 o'clock, aged (?73) years. The deceased was a widower. He is survived by the following children: Oscar Summers of Cumberland; Blaine Summers of Burlington; Mrs David Clayton, Burlington; Mrs Benjamin Long, Ridgely; Mr O W Summers, Ridgeley; Mrs Lee Rawlings, Antioch; Mrs James Sears, Ridgeville. The funeral took place on Wed. morning, the body was taken to the family home near Ridgeville WVa for interment.


Mrs Susan Wageley, wife of Mr Thomas Wageley, died at her home, New Creek, this county, last Tues night, and was buried at Ward Cemetery Thurs afternoon. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev J H Brunk. She is survived by her husband and four children, three daughters and one son. She has four brothers, William and George Stewart of Keyser, Edward Stewart of Ohio and Robert Stewart of Frostburg. Mrs William S Davis of Keyser and Mrs Samuel Ward of Claysville are sisters. Mrs Wageley was about 53 years old.


Mrs Elizabeth M Fazenbaker, wife of Wm E Fazenbaker, died Wed. night at her home, 217 Potomac St, Cumberland, of apoplexy. The deceased was taken ill Wed. morning at seven o'clock, her death coming at 10:33 same day. She was within a few days of her 61st years. Surviving her are her husband, also two daughters and three sons as follows: Mrs J W McDonald, Cumberland; Mrs W C Mann, Emsworth Pa; R E Fazenbaker and G W Fazenbaker, Cumberland; Oscar Fazenbaker, Keyser.
Mrs Fazenbaker was born at Berry Edge County of Durham England, and came to this country when five years of age.


I H C Pancake, died yesterday morning at Romney WV aged 66 years. He was wealthy and influential. He was an extensive farmer and fruitgrower, and engaged in lumbering and other enterprises. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Blair, Campbell and Calvin Pancake, and two daughters, Mrs Edmund Brown, Kansas City and Mrs West, Johnson City Tenn.
Mr Pancake will be buried in Romney tomorrow. He had a large circle of kinfolk and friends and was very popular.
Mr J H Markwood will have charge of the funeral.


Mr Wesley Somerville of Cumberland, and Miss Eutalka Scott Powell, the popular and accomplished daughter of Mr and Mrs L J Powell, were married at the bride's home on Argyle St, at 7:30 o'clock yesterday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev J H Brunk. The happy couple left the same evening on No. 12 for Cumberland, where they will reside. Mr Somerville's father is president of the Midland Mining Co, and Mrs Somerville is interested in the same corporation.
Among those present at the marriage were Mr Somerville's father and mother, three sisters and a brother and Capt. Owens of Cumberland, and Mrs Annie Friend of Keyser.


Mr and Mrs H C Taylor gave a birthday party at their home Sat. afternoon; inn honor of their son, Master Clinton's sixth birthday, which was a delightful affair for the little folks. During the afternoon refreshments were served.


The Farmers and Merchants Bank of Keyser, was chartered this week by the Secretary of State, and within a short time they will open for business in the Suter Building on Armstrong St. This bank has among its organizers the leading business, professional men of Keyser, a large list of representative farmers in the county, the majority of the county officials and a number of coal operators along the line of the Western Maryland Railway. Every indication points to a successful career for the new bank. A meeting of the stockholders will be held one day next week for the purpose of electing officers and a board of directors.
The capital stock of the new bank will be $50,000.00. It speaks well for the financial standing of the community that this amount was over subscribed within a very short time and many applicants for shares of stock had to be refused because the whole amount had been taken.


Farm wages in West Virginia are so far higher in any other Southern State, according to statistics in the "Crop Reporter," published by the Dept. of Agriculture. And these wages have almost doubled in the last ten years.
According the the Dept. of Agriculture, the average wage paid per month without board in WV is $29, as compared with $19.55 in 1900.
W Va also pays the highest wage per month including board for its farm labor, the average being $19.40 according to the same statistics.


Romney W Va, March 15
C E Hetrick who was placed on trial Wed for the murder of Jeston Iser, was acquitted of the charge by the jury, but was found guilty of assault and battery. Hetrick and his son, Willie, aged twelve years, testified for the defense that Iser had come to Hetrick's home while the latter was away, took some cakes from the kitchen and was at the wood pile when Hetrick arrived. Hetrick's family informed him of what had occurred and when Hetrick accosted Iser, the latter threw a heavy stick of wood, barely missing Hetrick, and reached for another whereupon Hetrick grabbed an ax and struck Iser on the side of the head, a blow from which he died the next day. A six year old son of a neighbor, Mr Belford, who went to Hetrick's with Iser, testified for the state, corrobating the Hetrick's in part, buy claimed that Hetrick struck Iser in the back with the ax twice, knocking him down and before Iser got the stick of wood. Dr W T Kirk also a witness for the state who attended Iser, testified that he found no bruises or marks of any kind on Iser's back, although he made a careful examination. Hetrick, whose wife was ill at the time, and is in a very critical condition now, was remanded to jail to await sentence.


The Rees Mill school closed its term last week and on last Sat night an entertainment was given appropriate to the closing of the school, in which not only the students of the school but other young people of the community took part. The program consisted chiefly of dialogs, recitations and music. A very large and appreciative audience was present. Mr Wade Lease was the teacher for the term just closed.