MAY 12, 1911


After his return from Elk Garden, Chief Laing of the State Dept of Mines, gave out a statement in which he relates in a detailed manner the apparent cause of the explosion in the No 20 maine which killed 23 men.
One notable fact, is shown in this statement, and that is that five men escaped from a wet entry of the mine where there was little coal dust, thus demonstrating that the explosion primarily caused by a blown out shot from the solid was made a catastrophe by dust not dampened. The evidence gathered, the chief states, seems to point to the breaking of the mining law by their miners, who are thought to have used black powder.
"After a thorough examination of the mine by these experts, it was very easily determined that had the mine been damp or had it been sufficiently watered, as it should have been, the disaster would not been as widespread as it was; and there is no doubt in the minds of any of the gentlemen who investigated the explosion but what dust was the main factor in the explosion.
But while the mine was known to liberate a small amount of gas, it was quite evident that gas was not the cause of the explosion as the men had been at work with naked lights at the face of their working places.
The only possible way that department can avoid accidents of this kind is to prohibit absolutely any shooting of any kind or character in such mines that are dry and dusty during the day or while men are at work and that expert shot-firers be employed for the purpose of doing all blasting after all men have left the mine.
A ruling of this kind will for a short time work more or less hardship on the miners and perhaps curtail the output of the mine, but is the only way that I see to prevent a repetition of the accident and I have issued a circular letter so each of the inspectors of the different districts to put such ruling into the force at once, as we cannot permit dangers of this kind to exist where every man's life is depending on the most reckless miner.
We expect to meet with some complaints and opposition against this order, but we propose to execute it regardless of how it may be approved of by either miners of operators."


Ralph, the little son of Mr and Mrs W A Welch, of Claysville, who was kicked by the horse they were driving near here, was able to be taken home Wed of last week. Dr Baker of Burlington, who attended him, took them home in his auto. Claude, of Keyser, brother of the little boy, came to see him Tues, and returned home with them. Wed, Mr and Mrs Welch expect to move to Keyser soon.
J M Martin and daughter, Marie, were Keyser visitors Mon and Tues.
Surveyor D G Martin is doing some work at the Miller Orchard, and for others in that vicinity.
V M Grayson was at Deer Park a day or two recently.
Mrs Taylor Martin, of Keyser, who visited relatives here for a week, returned home last Fri.
L J Mott and son Creed, took in the show at Keyser Tues.
Obed Dettinburn of New Creek was in our midst Sun.
Mrs Mary McNemar, who is making her home with her daughter, Mrs D G Martin, was taken very ill last Thurs night, and remained unconscious Fri and part of Fri night. Dr Wright of Burlington attended her. Her daughters, Mrs Verna Bacorn of Grafton, and Mrs A George of New Creek, and Mrs Wilbur Rotruck of Martin, came to see her Sat and remained until Mon. Also her son D A McNemar, of Martin, came down Sat. She is slowly improving.


E J Allen, will leave Tues for Petersburg to work for Bergdoll Brothers, contractors for building.
Miss Bertha Dougherty of Augusta, is up sewing at J B Rogers.
Miss Maggie Weckert and Mrs Wright Rawlings of Cabin Run were up on the run Sun attending church and singing.
Cleve Starnes, wife and baby were with us on the Run Sat night and Sun.
Miss Jamie Biser expects to go to Greenspring next Sat to live with her cousin.
Some few of the people are yet peeling a little bark.
Five frosts and freezes here last week, mercury at 26 the lowest. It is thought that all the fruit on the Run that was in bloom is killed. Some was not in bloom.
The road workers, W T Whip, Seymour and George Hickle have been scraping our roads. A man who has driven over some of the roads says the men are doing good work.
The County Supt. is busy now wading through manuscript from the recent examination of pupils.
Nothing has been heard as yet from the teacher's examination in April. But last week returns were sent from Charleston to division two including the central counties north and south. I saw this in the Daily Mail. Certainly our turn will soon come.
A new feature will be noticeable this year. The State Supt. is compiling a song book for institute and school purposes which will be free to the teachers. Then institute program will be a small booklet for the pocket.
Mrs Mary B Arnold is still among us.
Mrs A W Bane is spending a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs Lucy Bailey.
J W Biser, who had hired to work for J B Leatherman a year or more, quit last week.
Will Biser, of New Creek, was here Sat and Sun.
Miss Maggie Roberts and Mr Snyder were with us Sun.
Miss Maggie Roberts and Mr Snyder were with us Sun.
Miss Josie Leatherman, daughter of Alpheus Leatherman, who had been living with B W Smith's, was called home last week on account of the serious illness of her mother with consumption, who died last night (Mon) and will be buried We.


Rev W B Rau preached to a large congregation in the ME Church, South, last Sun evening.
A number of our young people attended the show at Cumberland last Sat.
The announcement comes of the marriage, on April 26, of Miss Pearl Barrick and Mr Benjamin M Hundley of Berwind, McDowell County W Va. They are visiting eastern cities on their bridal tour.
John Willis and son, Edward, near Emoryville, were badly burned by the explosion of a 25 pound can of powder last Mon. Edward Willis struck the head of the powder can with a sharp pick to open it, which caused a spark from the metal which ignited the powder. He is terribly burned about the face. Mr Willis is badly burned also.
Died at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Md, April 28, 1911, Rose Kearney, wife of Edward Kearney, of Elk Garden, aged about 56 years. The interment was at Westernport, May 1.
The baseball team has prepared the diamond and are now ready to play ball.
Miss Agnes Patton returned to Dayton Va to the Shenandoah Collegiate Institute, last Fri.
The Rev Miss Ida Judy visited our town from last Fri to Mon morning. She called on the families afflicted by the explosion, comforting and consoling them. She preached a helpful sermon to a large congregation in the M E Church, South, on Sunday evening.
Master Walter S Arnold was one of the 20 newsboys for the Sat Evening Post that received a twenty dollar cash prize for hustling for the Post in a contest. He lacked 10 points of receiving the hundred dollar pony and cart. When the contest was at its height he delivered 130 Posts a week. He has also received a number of minor prizes.
Mr Thomas Boylen, of Cumberland, was in town on business last week.
Our City Fathers are putting in some tip top crossings. John Sheard has the contract.
Rev L C Messick attended the Woman's Mission Society at Martinsburg last week.
The Odd Fellows of this place turned out last Sun and attended church on Nethken Hill. It was an anniversary occasion and Rev J W Bedford preached a interesting sermon.
Twelve pupils of the Elk Garden school and two from the country took the second examination last week for public school diplomas. The most of these took but three or four branches having taken the others on the first examination.
Mothers Day services will be held in the Nethken Hill church Sun, May 14 at 10:45 am. Sermon by Rev J W Bedford. It will be a union service. Rev L C Messick and his congregation will attend at the Nethken Hill Church. Some of the Orders may turn out.
Mr Wade Liller has moved to a farm near Ridgeville, and will become a fruit grower and farmer.
Miss Helen Bane visited friends in Keyser the first of this week.
Miss Laura Warnick is visiting her sister, Mrs Bailey, in Keyser.
Miss Inez Grant is visiting friends at Beryl and Franklin.

The inquest over the 23 miners who lost their lives in No 20 mine was held in the schoolhouse Thursday and Friday before Justice C E Shillingburg. John Lang, chief of the department of mining, conducted the inquest. Arthur Arnold, Prosecuting Attorney, was present and a large number of officials.
The verdict of the jury was "That the 23 men came to their death by a blowout-shot at the face of the Dean Air Course, igniting the dust, therefore causing some explosive and dust explosion, and said shot supposed to have been fired by John Pritchard or his son, Arthur."
Jury, Lloyd Oates, John Tice, J W Schwinabart, W J Schwinabart, A C Dixon, S B Stullenbarger.


F C Turley, of Romney, spent last Sat in Moorefield.
Mrs Joe Malcomb, who has been visiting here, returned to her home in Keyser last week.
Miss Sallie Chambers of Petersburg, came down Mon evening on a short visit to relatives here.
I Ed Chipley and family moved this week to A W Seymour's house and Mr and Mrs H S Carr moved into the property vacated by Mr Chipley.
Editor Johnson, of the Grant Co Press, was in town a short time last Thurs. He bought down John A Veach, of Burlington, who was on his way home.
The 8 shares of South Branch Valley Nat Bank stock, which was sold by Geo. H Kuykendall, Admr. last Sat sold from $205 to $211 per share. The 8 shares averaged about $207.
M F Poling, of McNeill, was up last Sat and called in to renew his subscription. Mr Poling says he now has out 4,000 Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage plants and that they are doing nicely. The have been out about four weeks.
John Finley, of Ironton Ohio, was in Moorefield last night on his way to the Eastern part of the country on a visit. This is Mr Finley's first visit here for 25 years.
John W McNeill, who has been quite ill for some months, is spending a few days in town this week. Mr McNeill's many friends will be glad to know that he is recovering his normal health again.
Isaac VanMetere Inskeep, died at his home in Manhattan, Kansas, April 17th, 1911. Mr Inskeep was born n this county, but moved to Kansas in 1870.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs Susin V Brady of Manhattan, two daughters, Mrs Geo. Washington, and Mrs Chas Pain, also three sons.


Mr Snyder of Wabash, was the guest of friends near Laurel Dale Sun.
P A Dixon of Bayard, was here on business last Sat.
Misses Leona Shillingburg and Olive Junkins were at Blaine last Sat.
Misses Vera Peters and Nera Roderick were among relatives in Kitzmiller last Fri.
Mr and Mrs Elwood Dicken, of Wabash, were out driving Sun.
It is reported on good authority that Herschel G Duling and Miss Frances V Kerline were married some time in March. May their life be one happy dream.
Wesley Thomas of Laurel Dale, was a visitor to our village Mon.
Squire C E Shillingburg had the misfortune to spoil his incubator last Fri night by fire.
J W Schwinabart and MIss Carrie Duling visited relatives in Gorman last Sat.
Messrs John and Edward Willis, who were so severely burned in the powder explosion near Emoryville, are in a serious condition.
Jas A Parrill, of Keyser, was out in the interest of the International Harvester Co, last week.
Loretta, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Oliver Shillingburg, of Wabash, died of membranous croup last Sun, and was buried at the U B Church here Mon. She was three years old. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of every one in their bereavement. Jesus has said "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
Forest fires have been quite destructive in many places in the last few days. Messrs H C Homan and D W Idleman, near Emoryville, had several hundred panels of fence burned. Many people complain of the scarcity of game, and we venture the assertion that the forest fires in the last week have destroyed more birds' eggs than all the birds killed by hunters in five years. W Va has what the people call "Fire Wardens", and they are about as much benefit to our part of the state as a wind warden would be. There is but one right way to do, and that is to obey the law.


Rev Brunk favored our people by preaching at our School House three evenings last week and on Sun afternoon. He is an able preacher and very popular among the folks of our little valley. He will preach again at Limestone on the Second Sun in June at 3PM, give him a big crowd.
Every one who feels an interest in the upbuilding of our community is invited and earnestly requested to meet at Limestone School house on next Sun afternoon, at three o'clock, for the purpose of organizing a Sunday School. And we ask the presence and help of our Keyser friends.
Mrs O J Taylor was called to the bedside of her father, near Washington, last week by his illness. We trust he may soon be restored to his good health.
Mr Chas Roby has about finished planting his corn, he is the only one around here so early. The early bird catches the worm and so does the early corn. Get your hoe ready for replanting, friend Charles.
The Keifer Pears on the Mineral County Orchard Co place have again met an early death at the hands of Jack Frost. This is the third time that a good crop has been nipped in the bud.
Uncle John and X Y Z seem to think alike about Automobiles.


May 9th, 1911
Our enterprising blacksmith, who believes in having the best of everything, has installed a stock for shoeing bad horses at a cost of about $100, so if you have a horse that no other blacksmith can shoe, take it to Charley Fisher.
As we passed Mt Storm the other day, we saw Tom Schaeffer and Olen Shillingburg both plowing with shovel plows without any line, and that too in a field where the rocks were not a rod apart and some of them as big as a "skinned hoss".
C H Virley, who lives on Groves place, is a hustler. HE is making improvements all along the line, making and repairing fences and gates and cleaning up generally. IF the proprietor should stay away a few months he would know the place.
Dr Schaeffer, who located at Mt Storm about a year ago, moved away a few days ago.
J J Idleman and Master Clyde Idleman went to Gormania last Sun to see Core, son of Rev E P Idleman, who is very ill with neuralgia of the bowels.
James Shillingburg bought the land of the Duling heirs sold under decree by Commissioner Welton here today. The price paid was $16000. J w Thomas,of Laurel Dale, was the man who made it lively for Jim.
There is one little haystack left on the Groves place, the only one we know of in all the country.


May 9th, 1911
Dear Tribune:
We had four big frosts with lots of ice in the past few days. Suppose the fruit has been injured more or less in this neighborhood.
Mrs Bessie Hershbarger, who has been very sick for some time with grippe, is much better.
Mrs Nettie Fraze was operated on by Drs Lantz and Spear. She is getting along very nicely. She has been complaining for a long time.
Mr Peter Malone has been ill for several weeks. He was paralyzed. Had never been sick or taken a dose of medicine before this sickness.
Mr and Mrs Kesecker and little daughter went to Brusnwick on last Sat for a visit to their relatives. He is popular as a postal clerk between Cumberland and Baltimore.
Mr Will Hershbarger has moved from the old Logdston farm, which he bought, to J E Long's house, formerly the home of C E Robinson, and Howard Baker has moved up on the farm vacated by Hershbarger which is on Plum Run. Ed Kaylor has moved from J E Lon's farm, east of Creek Ridge, to H J Smith's house vacated by Howard Baker.
Oscar Johnson will move this week to Long's farm down here until his tenants time is up on his own farm. The same is serving sixty days in jail for killing Iser, in Hampshire Co. Hedrick is the tenant's name. His wife is very ill with cancer.
Mr Holran and son are here on a visit to her husband, who is superintendent of the quarry works, which they are removing.
Mr James Galliger and wife are here; also a brother of Mr Gal Iser. They are connected with the work here.
The play in the hall Sat night was a fine one,and quite a success financially.
Sun next, the 14th, will be Mother's Day here. The service promises to be very interesting and instructive. Every person is invited to attend.
I H Long has a fine spring wagon built by Moomau & Harrison of Keyser.
Mr Samuel Cox, of Cumberland is dead. His wife was Miss Maggie Davis from across the river, opposite this place. His wife and daughter, Sallie (who is a widow) and little granddaughter, also many other relatives, are left to mourn their loss. He was buried on the home place now owned and occupied by Charley Davis.
If bloom indicates a heavy apple crop there will be hundreds of bushels in this county if they have not been injured by freezing.


Mr Joseph Gocke spent Sun in Frostburg visiting friends.
Messrs Victor Ross, Paul Goshorn, Patrick Dailey, Aubray Huth and Frank Mullen spent Sun evening in Keyser visiting friends.
Mr H S Richarson of the New York Life Insurance Co, returned to his home here Sun from a business trip to Johnstown, Somerset and Pittsburg Pa.
Mr Roy Mulladey, of Keyser, spent Sun evening here among friends.
Miss Shirley Biggs of Westernport, spent Sun in Keyser visiting her uncle, Mr G W Bane.
Mr Austin Jones has returned to his home in Westernport from a visit to Cumberland.
Mr Vincent Ayers, of Westernport, has accepted a position as bookkeeper with the Piedmont Ice Co.
Mr J C Robertson, has purchased the Heskitt insurance agency.


Quite a few of the folks took in the circus at Cumberland and report a good time. Some say they had forty elephants and others say there were only 24. There seems to be a difference of opinion as to the exact number, so nothing can be said as to the exactness of the report.
Hez Root and his son, Ginger went with the crowd and had quite an exciting time. When the clown offered $5 to the one who rode his mule, Hez made Ginger tackle the brute, he being a good rider. The contest between the two waxed fast and furious. The more furious the mule became the tighter Ginger waxed. The judges finally decided in favor of the rider, and when the award of $5 was made the fun began in earnest. He claimed Ginger was not of age, consequently the money should be paid to the father. They had quite a heated argument right before the entire congregation. The circus lawyer was called and decided Hez was entitled to the earnings of his minor son, according to the Maryland statutes. This made Ginger real angry and he told has papa that in the future they would have to do their own chores around home without him as he wasn't going back. Hez thought he was just fooling so let him go; but lo and behold when the train left for the county seat, Ginger turned up missing. He went home alone, supposing his son would be home before long. Ginger has lots of his namesake in him and started out for himself. He got a job the next day braking on a canal boat, and hasn't bee seen since. Any one hearing of him in the near future, that is before he becomes president, will confer a favor of the distressed parents if the would send them word.
Last Thurs the doctor from three counties assembled in Burlington and discussed several different complaints that the good people of that community never heard of, much less ever had. The meeting caused considerable unfavorable comment from a good many of the folks. They think it was unfair for so many doctors to assemble in their midst so soon after the undertaker had left. The folks seem to think they should have waited until another undertaker had been graduated.
Dr Livermore, of Bingville stopped a few days with his old friend, Hez Root, while going to, at and from the above mentioned meeting. Dr Livermore read a very interesting paper on "Occupations, Complaints and Their Treatment With Home Remedies." He claimed, and no one disputed the assertion, that rhubarb and jallop would cure eight cases out of ten and that catnip would cure the other two.
Dr Dosem talked for two hours on "Spring Fever and It's Treatment." He said, "Mr Chairman and fellow practicers. The "Bacculi indolentia" the germ that causes this malady, is found in early spring infesting nearly every store box in the land. The victim coming in close with these boxes carries the germ away with him, and nine times out of ten, will contract the disease as soon as the sun strikes him.
The two treatments most used were discovered some time ago by someone, are called"stimili hickorac" and "empti stomachus."
The first remedy is used on children under sixteen years and the second on all over that age. The first is applied behind the woodshed on that portion of the anatomy infested with the most germs. The second consists in not letting the sufferer eat anything until he or she thinks they are free of the fever.
The above are only a few of the doctor's remarks.
Drs Livermore and Dosem called on Uncle Hiram and held a consultation. After taking a careful inventory of his various complaints they discussed the case for about an hour. They came to the conclusion that he was "about the same."


Miss Laurel Root had one of her awful crying spells last week when Hez, her pap, told her she couldn't go to the circus.
A new arrival is expected in our midst shortly. Some seem to think that Jim Turbin is getting ready to have his house pulled to the camp ground.
Lou Wallace set out a rhubarb bed last week and expects to have some pies as soon as the plants are large enough to trim.


Mr George Sincell spent Sun with his parents in Oakland.
Mrs John Stevenson and son are visiting in Tunnelton this week.
Phone your orders for ice cream to Brown Bros, 69 Armstrong St.
Mrs W H Virts was a visitor to Cumberland Sat.
Mr J J Tatum, of Baltimore, was a B&O visitor to Keyser Sat.
The Davis Literary Society of the W V P gave a reception to the students of the W V P in their hall on Fri night.
Orland Chrisman, Lonie Long, William Crooks and Fred Ravenscroft spent Sun afternoon in Piedmont.
The grass is green - keep it green by using one of those lawn mowers that Frye and Sons sell.
Mrs C C Clevenger and children spent Sat and Sun with friends and relatives in Cumberland.
House cleaning time is here, windows must be washed, you need a step ladder - Frye & Sons have the best.
Mr Victor Ross, of Westernport, was a visitor here Sun.
Mr H A Blair, was a B&O visitor to Grafton Sun.
Miss Ethel and Fay Montgomery spent Sun afternoon with friends in Piedmont.
Miss Atta Schoppert spent Sun with friends and relatives in Piedmont.
Mr S D Blair was a business visitor to Cumberland Sat.
Mr Harry Dameron was a visitor to Cumberland Sat.
For pure soft drinks call the Keyser bottling Works, Phone 90 R
Roy Mullady was a visitor to Piedmont Sun.
You want the best Tonic, then buy it form the Keyser Bottling Works.
Mr W L Haines, general foreman of shops, B&O, of Connellsville, spent Sat and Sun with his family here.
L C McDonald has a few of those extra seed potatoes left.
Miss Grace Ashenfelter, of Swanton, is visiting friends and relatives in Keyser this week.
Miss Millie Brown can supply you with the latest in spring millinery.
Mr Frank Bright, Wm Johnson, Wm Bailey, Arnold Harrison, Chester and Arley Akers, spent Sun evening with friends in Piedmont.
Mrs C E Allen and daughters, Jessie and Eva, of Piedmont spent Sun in Keyser.
Mr Albert Hamill and Bennie Simms spent Sun afternoon in Piedmont.
Mr William Wolfe, of Grafton, spent Sat and Sun with his parents here.
Mrs Cleve Poole and children of Blaine, visited in Keyser this week.
Mr R R Stimmell was attending to business in Keyser Wed.
Our Keyser Public Schools will close June 2.
Mr J E Sheetz was a Keyser visitor Wed.
Mr J B Fetzer, who is erecting a brick residence for Dr Vanmeter, in Petersburg, visited home folk from Tues until Thurs.
Mr John Offner delighted his many Keyser friends by making them a visit this week.
Mr Silas Arnold was in Keyser on business Wed.
Mr Robert O Annan, banker and life insurance agent of Frostburg, ran down to Keyser Tues in his Auto.
Mr Wright Burgess, of Laurel Dale was here on business Wed.
Congress passed a resolution to investigate the post office dept, the sugar trust and the army shoe contract.
Mayor elect Preston, of Baltimore Capitals, will be inaugurated with elaborate ceremonies May 16.
Prof J B O Clemm, who spent the winter in Baltimore, returned to Keyser this week.
Mrs W H Virts and Master Wilbur Whitehouse, visited in Newburg Wed and Thurs.
Drs Richard Gerstell, W H Yeakley and Walter Babb attend the Medical Society Meeting at Burlington yesterday. Mr F H Babb took them over in his auto.
Mrs J M Orr and Miss Beulah Fisher spent from Fri until Mon in Davis, the guests of Mr and Mrs Arthur Fisher.
Mrs J M Orr, left Wed evening for her future home in Narrows Va, after spending a few weeks with friends and relatives here.
Misses Fidessa Workman, Minnie Welch, Bessie Wageley, Miss Hays, Fannie Warner, Lillie Wagoner and Beulah Fisher spent last Thurs evening in Piedmont.
The Tribune and its readers are indebted to our Elk Garden correspondent for his accurate and complete articles on Elk Garden Mine Disaster.
Misses Mattie and Grace Kight were visitors to Piedmont Sun.
Mr D T Greenwade and Mr I M Long were visitors to Piedmont Sun afternoon.
Mr and Mrs Richard Liger and children spent Sun afternoon with friends and relatives in Piedmont.
Mr H B Grant, of Ellicott City, spent Sat and Sun with relatives and friends here.
Mr Gus Everly was the guest of Mr and Mrs R T Ravenscroft in Baltimore Sat and Sun.
All who have not turned barefooted are invited to get their shoes at Weimer.
Mr W F Kidner has accepted a position as car foreman with the B&O At Clarksburg. He left Mon morning on No 3 to take charge of that point.
Miss Bessie Curtis left for Portland Oregon, Mon night.
Miss Toria Rizer went to Ohio Sun for a visit.
Mrs Nannie McCoole, who has been sick, is able to be out again.
Mr H W Baker has contracted to build two houses on J W Arnold's lot on Water St. One will be fro J W Stanhagen and one for H A Sliger.
Messrs Ed and Don Whitworth of Westernport were visitors to this city on Sun.
Mr Frank Dixon of Piedmont, was visiting friends here on Sun.
Mr Walter Evans was a visitor to Piedmont Sun.
Mr William Dawson spent Sat afternoon in Piedmont.
Mr William Morgan of Piedmont, was a visitor to this city Sat.
For a mild, easy action of the bowels, a single dose of Doan's Regulets is enough. Treatment cures habitual constipation, 25 cents a box. Ask your druggist for them.
Mrs H P Adams left Mon for a visit to her sister, who lives in Kansas, she was accompanied by her sister in Fairmont.
County officers can get their legal blanks at the Tribune Office.
Atty A J Welton spent a part of this week in Keyser.
Mr Croder Hartman and Miss Cora Feaster of Purgitsville, attended the circus here Tues.
Nathaniel Kitzmiller of Hartmonsville, was here on business Wed.
Mr A S Veach was in Keyser this week on his return form the oil fields of Kentucky. He says the oil company in which he is interested expects to begin operations the first of next week. He is greatly pleased with the outlook, and feel assured that the undertaking will be a great success.
Rev C P Bastian was in Oakland this week.
Mr Roy Wiseman, of Sulphur, took in the circus Tues.
Mrs Mae Leatherman, of Burlington, was shopping in Keyser Tues.
Rev Peter Arnold, was in Keyser on business yesterday.
Miss Ruth Taylor, of Romney, is visiting Keyser friends.
Miss Dott Lauck, came down from Petersburg this week accompanied by Miss Wayne Welton.
Mr H C Homan was in Keyser on business yesterday.
Mr Isaac W Iser, was operated upon at the Hoffman Hospital Sat night and his friends will be pleased to know that he is doing nicely.
Mr J F Harrison, Piedmont, was here on business last Sat. He came down in an Auto.
Mr Edward Leatherman, of Old Fields, passed through Keyser last Sat afternoon. He is devoting his time to horticulture and is making a success of his orchards.
Quite a number of people had urgent business calling them to Keyser last Tues, and the circus chanced to stop here that day.
A T High, esquire was here on business last Fri.
Mrs Wm Gurd went to Altoona last Sat and returned Tues accompanied by her mother, who is making her a visit.
Mrs W H Hoopengarner visited old friends and attended to business in Keyser last week.
Mr and Mrs J W McMakin, were in Harrisburg Pa, this week attending a meeting of the B of R T. Mr McMakin represented the Keyser Lodge.
Mr Louis Tasker represented Beaver Tribe No 62 at the annual meeting of the great council, at Huntington this week.
Mr Paul Sloan came up from Washington Fri, and went out to his home for a visit. His father met him and took him out.
Miss Louise Paris has entered the Western Maryland Hospital at Cumberland, to take training for a professional nurse.
Mr J R Bane has had his residence on Main St newly painted. Mr B F Wells had the contract.
Dr C S Hoffman attended the meeting of the Medical Society at Burlington yesterday. He and Drs W M Babb and W H Yeakley had prominent places in the program.
Miss Martha Codner, who has been on a visit to Altoona Penn, returned home with her sister, Mrs Wm Gurd, last Tues.
Last Mon, Mr T H Davis delivered to Mr Abner W Bane a very handsome Touring Car, it is a Model T Ford.
Everyone who is present at the Sunday School, of Grace M E Church, South, next Sun forenoon, when "Mother's Day" exercises will be held, will be presented with a white carnation.
Miss Pansy Shores has bought of Col T B Davis, a very handsome young riding and driving horse which is a sister to Mimic, Col Davis' most noted race horse.
We shall be pleased to receive letters from our correspondents at Burlington, Ridgeville, Headsville, Rees Mill, Alaska, Pattersons Creek, Laurel Dale, New Creek and other points where their pens have been idle for a while. Kindly give us your neighborhood news, our readers are interested in the doings of your neighbors.
Mrs O J Taylor of Limestone, is at Wed Edd Va, where she was called by the death of her father some days ago. Mrs Taylor is popular among the people of Limestone and has their sympathy in her bereavement.
Mr Obed Babb and daughter, Miss Mabel, visited their many relatives in Keyser this week. Miss Mabel was on her way to Morgantown, to attend the Kennison-Babb wedding, and from there will go to Wheeling before returning home.
W B Newman and wife, Mr and Mrs J T Compton, Mr and Mrs W J Cathers, Mr and Mrs W A Smith, Mr and Mrs J B Criser and Earl Purinton and Thomas O'Brien, left on No 12 Sat night for Jacksonville, Fla, to attend the bi-ennial convention of the Order of Railway Conductors. A free excursion to Cuba is a part of the program.
Mrs R S Truslow, who has passed the last two winters on her Grapefruit grove, down in Cocoanut Florida, and the past winter in Miami, will soon come to Keyser for the summer and go in the early fall, back to her old home in Charleston. Mrs Truslow hoped to go to Nassau for a two or three week's visit, and then by The Ward Line of Steamers to New York. But both March and April have been so stormy and windy in all our waters, she has given up on her trip to Nassau, and will soon be here direct by rail>
Our Architect, Mr C W Shelly, will prepare the plans for the new bank building to be erected on Armstrong St, by J R Bane for the Farmers and Merchants Bank.



Died suddenly at the home of his brother, Mr John Veach, Burlington, this county, Wed May 10, 1911, about 9:30 AM, Mr Clyde Earl Veach. He would have been 23 years old next month. Until about two weeks ago, he had been in the mercantile business at Petersburg W Va. Several days ago he came to Burlington and had not been feeling well for a short time, though able to go about.
Wed morning he arose as usual and attempted to attend to business, but feeling worse, a physician was summoned about half past eight o'clock, who ordered him to bed, where he expired about one hour later, while in conversation with his brother.
He was a son of Mr Abel S Veach, of Purgittsville. His mother died about one year ago. He leaves two brothers, who are merchants at Burlington, and a married sister. The deceased was a young man of strikingly handsome appearance, and his agreeable disposition and charming personality won for him friends wherever he was known. A large circle of acquaintances mourn his sudden and untimely death. He was buried at Purgitsville this forenoon. The funeral services were conducted by Rev A A P Neel.


Mrs George Morey, of Breedlove W Va, died in Keyser last Sat evening and the body was taken to her home Sun, where she was buried.


The five month old infant of Mr and Mrs E A Burke, of McCoole, died Tues and was buried Thurs.


D F Baker, of Burlington, was at the Hoffman Hospital last week for an X Ray examination on his foot.
Isaac W Iser who was operated on last Sat for strangled bowel is doing well.
Miss Genevieve Deremeer, who had a thigh amputation of the leg Wed is doing well.
Miss Ayrah Wilt, of Beryl, and E T Hartman of Keyser, who were operated upon for appendicitis left the Hospital this week.


Jersey Cow and Calf. Cow can be seen at any time at Mrs T R Carskadon's Radical Hill Farm. This is an exceptional fine young animal. For price and particulars see Luther T Carskadon.

2 Fresh Cows
Joe Dickel, Keyser WV


The directors of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Keyser, at a meeting held last Wed, closed a contract with Mr J R Bane, vice president of said Bank, for the erection of a new bank building at No 105 & 107 Armstrong St.
This building will be erected especially to suit the purposes of the bank, and will be equipped with the very best vault and safe to be had. Work will begin at once and the building is to be ready for occupancy within sixty days from the date of breaking ground.
The directors are greatly pleased with the prospect of having a building that will give absolute security against fire and burglars, and also be such a good advertisement for the Bank's business.


Well watered and fenced, about one half under cultivation. Improved by one five-room house, good barn and other outbuildings. 1500 bearing fruit trees, 20 acres in meadow, 18 in wheat, 8 in oats, 2 in potatoes and 18 in corn. Has on hand and all goes with the place: 35 bushes oats, 25 bushels corn, 3 stacks of hay, 3 good horses, 3 cows, 2 pigs, 1 road and 1 spring wagon, 2 sets double harness, 1 sled, plows, harrows, etc.
8 miles from Keyser, 2 1/2 from Burlington. Will be sold at quick bargain.
J E LEPS, Orchard Farm, Mineral and Timber Lands, Keyser WV


The graduating exercises of the Hoffman Hospital will take place at the High School Auditorium, Tues evening, May 16, at 8 o'clock. Rev Mr Havenner will deliver the address. Music by McIlwee's Orchestra. The public is invited.


At the old stand, tomatoes and cabbage. Will also have peppers, egg plants and cauliflower.
Mrs T P Adams


A real live Buster Brown and a genuine Tige will give a free exhibition at the Sincell Store Tuesday, May 23.


The debate announced to take place at Limestone school house on Wed evening last, failed to materialize on account of the failure of Mr William Caldwell, the affirmative speaker to appear. Mr Caldwell was on the side of good government and we suppose he could not product the goods, and so stayed away. H B Carlton was a the negative speaker. He was on hand with a hat full of hot shot to hurl at the opposition. Mr Carlton says he is ready to meet Mr Caldwell or any one else on the question at any time. Question, Resolved, That the form of government has more to do with the prosperity of a country than its location.


Refinishing Floors and Furniture will bring you more pleasure and abiding happiness in your home than anything you can do about the home for which you will spend any such small amount in time and money as will be the expenditure in this work
"Made to Walk On"
Is permanent in its color, never fades, positively durable because it is made of best materials. Old painted floors made to look like new in all beautiful shades, such as Mahogany, Antique Oak, etc. Makes old woodwork and old furniture as good as new. "IS THIS CLEAR TO YOU?"



Messrs W J Kuykendall and Alonza Fleek will open a Meat Market at 141 Armstrong St, about the 20th of this month. They propose to handle the very best of fresh and cured meats, and to sell at popular prices. They are two first class young men and will command the confidence of the public.


Suit for $10,000 damages against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has been brought by William Greenhorn, administrator of Mrs Nannie Greenhorn; who was struck and killed by a passenger train while running at a high rate of speed, it is alleged, at West Va Junction on Oct 12.


Lost Tues evening on the street in Keyser, a gold Eastern Star pin. The finder will be rewarded if the pin is returned to Miss Emma Carr, 17 W Piedmont St.