MAY 26, 1911


The Editor says he would like to hear from his correspondents throughout the county, and as we have been silent for some time, we have decided to send in a few items.
Mr Elmer Sheetz, of Keyser, visited Mrs Sallie Flannagan last week, returning home Sunday in Jimmie Flannagan's new automobile.
Blondel Allen, of South Cumberland, spent Sun with relatives here.
Volney Thompson, of Portsmouth, Ohio, was here for several days last week on business.
J W Adams, of Tunnelton W Va, is here this week calling on relatives.
Mrs Laura Morris, of Cumberland, who has been here nursing Mrs Hagans, returned home Sat.
Miss Edith Smith, the assistant post-master, spent Sun and Mon at her home near Cumberland. Mrs Elsie Daniels filled her place in the postoffice during her absence.
Raleigh K Swayne and family of Cumberland were calling on friends here Sun evening.
Miss Nora Pyles has gone to Clarksburg to visit her sister, Mrs W F Kidner.
Cleveland Pyles and wife and baby have gone to housekeeping in the house recently vacated by Harry Bidenger. The latter moved to Green Spring Valley about two weeks ago.


Matilda Kline died Friday, the (?19th), after a long illness and was buried Sat at 3pm, funeral at the house. Through most of her sickness she was a great sufferer. She told the writer some time ago that she had made her will and in it had given all to Miss Sadie V Leatherman, who had been living with her and caring for her many years. With her own original interest in the realty, the shares given her by some of the heirs, and the shares she bought of a few of the heirs, the testatrix owned about half of the farm. J H Cheshire is executor in the will.
Mrs Allie Leatheman went to Eglon last Fri to attend the communion meeting there Sat and to make a visit to home folk.
Miss Tint High, came to Dan Bailey's Sun to sow for them.
J W Leatherman recently purchased a small home of 13 acres near Cordova, Md, a trucking farm and a store on it. The purchase was made for his son in law and daughter and family who will move on it next fall. When his son in law and daughter moved to the Eastern Shore, the bought a good farm near McDaniel. But there the religious privileges are not desirable. For some time their farm has been on the market but not yet sold. When they leave it, Arlie Miller, a bachelor brother of Orus Miller's and partner will continue to occupy the home awhile till sold.
Art Tutwiler's have move up to Dan Arnold's. He has rented Dan's Farm.
B W Smith is carpentering a few days for Dora Taylor.
The drought is still on and no sigh of a let up. Many of the fields have the parched appearance that they sometimes have in August. Some farmers are plowing corn, but corn planted late can not come up until it rains.
Mercury has stood through almost every day for more than two weeks at from 75 - 100 and a hot wind much of the time.
Returns from the teachers examinations are just the grades and not the certificates. The certificates will be sent about the first of July. Grades are, 4 renewals, 3 No 2's, 11 No 3's, and 20 0's. However, of these last named several did no take all branches.


Died at Wabash, May 21, 1911, Charles William, infant son of Mr George Sayers and wife, Bessie, aged 1 year, 10 months and 24 days. The funeral sermon was preached in the Nethken Hill church by Rev J W Bedford, and the interment was in the church cemetery.
Mary, wife of Lee Hertzog, of Wabash, died of childbirth, May 17, 1911, aged 36 years, 7 months, 3 days. The funeral sermon was preached in the M E Church, South at Elk Garden by Rev L C Messick. The interment was in the Elk Garden Cemetery. Her little boy, Alonzo, who was burned to death several years ago, is buried in this cemetery. She was born in Ayrshire, S(?cotland), and her father, Alexano** Wier lived at Elk Garden in early days. She leaves a husband and six small children to mourn her departure.
Rev J W Bedford, spoke last week at Hartmonsville, Wabash, Oakmont, Elk Garden and Sulphur in behalf of the prohibition amendment to be submitted at the next general election. His who heart is in the work and his efforts will result in good for the great cause of humanity. His earnest appeals were well received.
Hot weather and cutworms! These pests, the cutworms, have a special liking this year for radishes and lettuce. They have cleaned up all the radishes in some gardens. They are now starting in on the beans and corn. It is not an unusual thing to find from 6 to a dozen cutworms in a single hill of corn and beans. That is going it some.
Barton and Elk Garden crossed Bats on the home diamond last Sat with a score of 8 to 4 in favor of the home team.
The road scraper was used in town last Tues to put the streets in shape.
There is a brand new daughter at the residence of James Norman.
The Elk Garden Graded School commencement was held Sat evening, May 20, in the M E Church, South. There were 14 members in the class this year, eleven ladies and three gentlemen, the largest class in the history of the school. While this is but a graded school graduation, it serves a great and good purpose. Many of our boys and girls would drop out of their classes if they were not a goal to be reached. This recognition by our state is a great incentive to our boys and girls to remain longer in school. Many of our boys and girls do not stop here, and it is not the intention that they should but continue their studies in different educational institutions. Some attend the preparatory, some the normals, others attend seminaries, music schools, etc.
The class of 1911 made an excellent appearance upon the platform, much the the delight of their parents and friends. The principal, D C Arnold, is proud of his class. All were pleased with the program. The twelfth commencement of this school was a decided success. The different numbers on the program were brief except the "History and Prophecy," which was lengthy, lively and laughable. But to speak of each number, would occupy too much space.
The class colors were blue and gold; flower, white rose; motto "We have crossed the bay, the ocean lies before us!". the County Superintendent, Rev Geo. S Arnold, would have been present to confer the diplomas, but was detained on the account of a funeral, but a substitute filled the place very creditably. Miss Freda Kerns, of the Jenny Springs' School, took the examination with the Elk Garden Class and was called to the platform and received her diploma with the class. Little Miss Helen Bane made a splendid flower girl. The church was tastefully decorated with the class colors. Following is the program.
Invocation: Rev L C Messick
Recitation: "World Peace" Robert Frederick Bane
Essay: "School Days" Laura Alberta Warnick
Recitation: "Discontent" Lillian Myrtle Sheetz
Essay: "My Native Town" Bessie May Tasker
Duet: "Hark to the (?)" Miss May Arnold and Ray Hubbs
Recitation: "The Color Guard" Mary Louise Ashby
Essay: "Examinations" Mary Veronica Fahey
Recitation: "The Message of Peace" Inez Marie (?Grant)
Essay: "The Public School" Elizabeth (G?)


Mrs R C Price, who spent a week visiting Washington, has returned to her home here.
Warefield Taylor of Richmond, spent last Fri here, returning to that city on Sat.
Mr and Mrs Dan Hoffman, of Keyser, spent several days this week visiting Mr and Mrs D L Wilson.
Mrs A D Wood and Miss Ellen Kuykendall left last week for a visit to relatives in Charleston.
J Gip Vanmeter, who spent a short time here visiting relatives, returned to Davis Sat morning.
Miss Nellie Clindinst, who spent the past winter in Baltimore, returned to her home here last Sat.
Miss Kate Simmons was operated on this week for throat trouble, by Dr. Love. She is getting along very nicely.
Mrs R W Dailey of Romney, is a guest of Mr and Mrs Benj. Dailey. This is Mrs Dailey's first visit her in 40 years.


Davis Coal and Coke Co is boring for coal near the Wabash dump.
Mr W Clark Robison, of Parsons, visited friends and relatives here from Wed til Sun.
Mrs B L Hertzog, of Wabash, died last Thursday. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband and several children.
Messrs G V Murphy and Oscar Simmons are opening a coal mine on the D R Leatherman property. They have 4 feet of clean coal, and are making preparations to load a car of sample coal. The coal is of fine quality, and one of the most promising veins of coal ever opened on Emory Run. We have been informed that the Co is to be known by the name of Emory Run Independent Coal and Industrial Co.
Mr and Mrs J W Junkins are on a visit to his son, Chas D of Morgantown.
Mr Arthur Jack, has moved from near Emoryville to W W Kitzmiller's farm about 3 miles south of Hartmonsville, and is peeling bark and cutting timber.
Mr Will Schwinabart has been making some long needed improvements to the Pike by putting several culverts of tiling.
Mr James Baker lost a fine young colt last Sat night.
Miss Emma Duling, of Burlington, is on a visit to her father S R Duling.
There was a nice rain today and yesterday, and vegetation is putting on its brightest color.
Miss Delphia Duling, of Blaine, visited her mother, Mrs Ninnie Duling Sun.
Mumps and measles are in our neighborhood. It is an art of maxim that trouble never comes single.
Mr and Mrs Henry L Duling, of Gorman, were on a visit to home folks last week.
Mr John Willis and son, Ed, the persons so badly burned from the powder explosion, are in a fair way to recover. The former can sit up.
Charles William, the child of Mr and Mrs Geo Sayers, died of measles May 21, 1911, aged 1 year, 10 months, and 27 days.
The little flower has been taken from a world of sorrow to dwell with the angels in glory.
Jesus has said "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them no, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven." The bereaved parents have the sympathy of everyone. It was buried at Nethken Hill Cemetery, W H Kight was undertaker.


The good road movement has struck us with full force. Our people believe in doing things, and not talking so much about it. There is a whole army consisting of five regiments working on the road between Mt Storm and Gormania. Some work on the road while some clear the forest on either side, so that the weary traveler who would seek a shade in which to rest on a warm June day must go some distance from the road to find it. The regiments consist of from two to four companies each, and they are so well drilled that every man knows just when and where and how to strike; and so well officered that in some of the regiments about every other man would seem to be a captain or a colonel. About the only thing that would seem to be lacking is the band wagon. We can't understand why those in authority should have overlooked this important matter. We are quite sure the patient taxpayers would gladly bear the additional burden that might be incurred to provide a good band to furnish music for this advanced guard of the "Good Roads Movement." This is to be a model road in every particular. Not only a good road, but a pretty road also; but owing to the material used and the improved methods of constructing the road, it will be necessary, in order to preserve this road in proper condition, for the judge to issue an injunction to stop the rain and snow from falling on it, or else stop all travel when the road has been made damp from any cause.
Sheep-shearing is the order of the day now. The fleeces seem to be unusually heavy this year, perhaps owing to the fact that there has been no rain to wash the grease out.
The measles epidemic that recently broke out at Schell seems to be headed this way as is evidenced by the blotched face here and there.
Messrs Ed Harnes and Jef. Groves were here a few days last week in the interest of their farms.
Mrs Sophia C Idleman returned yesterday from Gormania, where she had been visiting her son, Rev E P Idleman.
Dr Shircliff was at Mt Storm last Sat and did some dental work. He has rented a room in the building recently occupied by Dr Shafer, and will hereafter make monthly visits to Mt Storm.
Messrs Charles and Harry Smith were business visitors here the first of the week.
Rev Mr Enbank, the Presbyterian minister, is visiting in this community today. He will preach in the Presbyterian church here next Sun. He and his wife have taken up quarters with Mr James Roderick's at Highland Croft.


Dear Tribune:
We had a fine rain yesterday, also last night, which makes the farmers feel rejoiced. The dry hot weather was telling on all, both the crops and fruit.
Mr Frances Marion Malone, known by the name of Peter, died on Friday, last.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs Anna Ward, she was a fond wife and loving mother; as a neighbor she was kind and wiling to help in time of need. We extend sympathy to the entire bereaved family.
Miss Grace Long who was so ill with the pneumonia is out again.
Mrs Howard Culp has been very sick but she is able to be around again.
Mrs Howard Culp has been very sick but she is able to be around again.
Mrs Kate Baker has been advised by her physician to go to the mountains to avoid malaria, from which she has been suffering for some time; she left on Sat for Middle Ridge.
Mother's Day services were conducted by Rev Shockey, of Old Town, at this place.

MAY 23, 1911

Warm and still dry. For 60 years I have been a close observer of the seasons, and I don't remember to have ever seen such a drouth so early in the summer. Here on Alleghany, where grass seldom "fires", the sward is burning until it cracks under foot. Stock are now living partially upon brouse.
We have nothing so plentiful here at this time as measles. Last Sun two weeks past, a young man took them while in church, and now every family in the entire neighborhood - who have not already had measles - have a case or two in the family, with more to follow. some of them have been quite poorly, but are, we are glad to state, now doing fairly well. We called in last Sun to see a neighbor who was taking them, and he said he didn't mind anything about the measles but the smell. He says they smell like spoiled sauer kraut and rotten onions combined. A pretty bad smell, is it not? We hear of another man who contended for one whole night that he was two sheep-skins with wool on, sewed together and filled with hot water; he must have been warm. Our good friend and new neighbor, D W Idleman, is in rather bad shape. Early in the spring he was attacked with what he and others thought was ringworm on his hands and as it kept spreading, he consulted a physician who said it was ringworm, but he failed to stop it and it has spread from the crown of his head to the soles of his feet. He has consulted over 1/2 dozen doctors, those of the Keyser Hospital included, and it appears to have baffled the skill of all. He is able to get about and attend to business but dares not to do anything to heat his blood above a normal temperature.
We have read and re-read Rev Elvin B Fuller's article on Negro Education, or the Old Negro vs New Negro, and must say we like it, it has the right ring. Now we want to ask, how would some of his ideas apply to some of the girls and boys of the "superior class?"
Now, teacher, don't go and say that Uncle John is opposed to education, for we are not, but I do say that the education received by a vast number of our girls and boys of today is, to put it mildly, only a light veneering over a very rough interior. Now I am not blaming our teachers, they are employed to teach what is set down in the text books of our schools, which they do thoroughly, but a thorough and practical education is not nearly all gotten from the text books of our schools, they are buy the preliminary, or stepping stones to a true and practical education. Our girls nearly all want to be teachers, not that they expect to make it their life vocation, but only to teach a few terms and spend their salary for big hats, and other catch beau "gugan", our boys all want to be clerks, traveling salesmen or something else that requires neither brains nor brawn. The girl with the clothesbasket on her head, after teaching two or three terms in a district school, is captivated by one of those cheap young men, who wears loud clothes, drinks whiskey, wears a staked and ridered collar and parts his hair in the middle, and they thereby lay the foundation for an unhappy home. Who is to blame? Is it not a popular false pride? Parents, teach your child to choose some profitable vocation in youth and prepare themselves for that. Teach them that labor is, as that true and noble "America, Thos. Jefferson said, "Labor is honorable and honored by every true American." If our youth were educated more along this line, we would be cursed with fewer Chinese, Japs and other criminal classes of foreigners in our nation.
Uncle John


Born Thurs, May 25, to Mr and Mrs E B Carnell, a son.
Atty Wm MacDonald spent this week in Baltimore on important legal business.
Get your summer dress shirt of I M Long.
Mr H S Jordan has bought a family driving horse of Dr T H West.
Mr and Mrs H P Bryon, of the Tannery, were shopping here Thurs.
Mrs D M Lamden and son, of Rockinghan, N C are visiting father and grandfather, N J Crooke.
C L Everhart and Dr L H Gaston, visited Rev Nim Alkire, near Gormania, this week, and fished for trout in Stony River and Difficult Creek.
Mr and Mrs J W Morrison were shopping in Keyser yesterday.
House cleaning time is here, windows must be washed, you need a step ladder. Frye & Sons have the best.
Mrs W S Bane is in Keyser this week.
Mrs Fannie Butler and children, have been living at Covington Va, for the past two years, have returned ot Keyser where they will make their home.
Peach Baskets. We have them. Don't fail to see our samples and get our prices. Frye and Sons.
Mrs J Fred Bane, of Parsons, visited in Keyser this week, and yesterday went over to Burlington to visit relatives and friends in that community. Capt J W Vandiver took her and Miss Kate Lee Bane over.
The grass is green - keep it green by using one of those lawn mowers that Frye and Sons sell.
Mr R W Nine, has had a new front, added to his store building and very much improved the appearance of his place of business.
Leave your orders for sherbets, ices, plain and fancy cream at Brown Bros., Armstrong St.
Mr E J Green, who had been sick for several days, is at this post of duty again.
Atty A J Welton, was in Keyser this week.
Get a stylish straw hat of I M Long.
Mr Alozo Umstot, of Hutchinson, Kan, is visiting old friends in Mineral Co.
Rev U S Landstreet spent last night in Keyser enroute from Washington, where his wife was buried, last Sat, to his home at Medley. Rev Robert W Downing, Mrs Landstreets' son, of Buffalo New York, accompanied him to Medley for a two week's visit.
Garden making is still in order. You can get all kinds of garden tools and garden seeds, and of the very best quality, of Frye & Sons.
Mr W C Bowden, was in Piedmont Mon evening.
Hon C H Vossler was in Piedmont Mon.
Mrs George T Goshorn, visited Mrs O A Hood Mon.
Pres Taft will make an address at Mt Lake Park June 25.
Mr and Mrs John Stevenson visited friends in Cumberland this week.
Mr S B Bitner, has just finished a job of papering at the County Infirmary.
If you suffer with your feet get those easy comfortable house slippers for hot weather at Weimer's.
Mr O E Junkins was in Keyser on business Thurs.
Mr and Mrs J G Neville moved from Main St to Sharpless St Wed.
A lady is not dressed unless she wears a stylish shoe, wonder where you can get them? Weimer's has the most stylish, of course.
Miss Gertrude (?C)arvey of Blaine, visited friends in Keyser last week and this.
Mr H L Weese, who is now farming on Patterson's Creek, was in Keyser on business yesterday.
Mr F H Babb and family went up to Mr Babb's home in Grant Co, today for a few days visit.
Mr and Mrs J H Markwood spent a few days this week with Dr and Mrs F P Edgell, at Harper's Ferry.
Mr and Mrs James Holtzman and son left last Fri night on a visit to Chicago and Newark Ohio.
Mr and Mrs H S Pulliam spent Tues with friends in Piedmont.
Mrs Nethken, of Elk Garden, returned home Wed from a short and pleasant visit to the home of her friend, Mrs Sophia Michael.
Prof Montague, of the D D & B Institute, Romney, attended the ball game here last Sat.
Dr Romig and Mr J T Sincell returned Sun morning from a business trip to Pittsburg.
Dr F L Baker came over to Keyser Tues morning in his auto.
Miss Annie Leary went to Baltimore Wed for a visit to friends.
Miss Margaret Leary, of Berkeley Springs, who attended the Keyser High School, has returned home.
Mrs A G Livengood is visiting Dr Livengood's relatives in Pa.
Mr Frank Kidner, who has been day car inspector at this place, has been promoted and transferred to Parkersburg and this week moved his family to that city.
Buster Brown and Tige attracted a large crowd of children and grown folk in front of The Sincell Store, where they gave an exhibition Tues afternoon.
Mrs John P Arnold visited relatives in Keyser this week.
Mrs J M Poling, of Romney, visited her son here this week.
Mr J Arnold Vandiver, who has been with the Consolidated Company of Frostburg, is with F Mertens, at the Mammoth orchards on Green Ridge.
Mr Leonard England was struck by a foul ball at the ballgame on the Prep diamond last Sat afternoon, with such force that he was felled to the ground and rendered unconscious for half hour. He is game though and reported for duty that night.
Mr F O Bailey, one of our most genial traveling men, has accepted a position with the Trimble & Lutz Supply Co, of Wheeling, who deal in all kinds of hardware. This is one of the largest firms in the State, this week it contracted with the US Government to furnish $30,000 of supplies for the Panama Canal.
Mr and Mrs William Dawson visited in Westernport Sun.
Miss Mary Ellen Dugan, returned to the Cook Hospital, Fairmont, last Mon, having spent her vacation here with home folk.
Rev Mr Havenner's sister and daughter, of Washington, came to Keyser Tues to be with him during his illness.
Mrs W P Robinson and two daughters, of Washington, are visiting Mrs Robinson's sister, Mrs J C Liller, and other relatives in Keyser.
Miss Ida Umstot has had two bath rooms fitted up in her residence on Main St. Mr C C Arbogast had the contract.
Mr C C Arbogast has just installed the fixtures for hot and cold water in a new lavatory for Mrs A M Ritzell.
Mr Jesse Floyd received a telegram Mon that his sister was critically ill and he left for Mannington that evening.
Mrs S H Jordan returned home last Sat from a very delightful trip of two months during which time she visited many points of interest in the South.
C C Arbogast was in Cumberland on business Mon.
Rev S D Dawson, of Dawson, made this office a pleasant call yesterday.
Mr C C Arbogast has bought a very stylish high bred driving mare, buggy and harness. She is a good traveler - we have tested her speed.
Mr S S Flanagan was in Keyser on business yesterday.
Messrs Charles and Irvin and Misses Cora and Grace Bane came over to Keyser yesterday in their new auto.
One of the handsome pair of black horses that Mr J M Bright bought of S S Rees, dropped dead in the road three miles this side of Wardensville last Mon evening, while being driven in a double team.
J R Bane has contracted with C W Shelly to erect the new Bank Building on Armstrong St.
Victor Smith, of South Branch, visited friends here Sun.
Persons sending communications to the Tribune for publication must give their names, the name will not be printed, when not desired, but we must have the name for our own information and protection.
Squire E C Shillenberg was in Keyser on legal business Tues.
Mr J Frank Junkins was attending to business in Keyser Tues.
Mrs Everly of Terra Alta, visited her daughter, Mrs Milo Klem, this week.
Congressman Wm G Brown, of this district, will deliver the confederate memorial address at Shepherdstown June 3.
Col Robert E Lee, a grandson of Gen Robert E Lee, who delivered the address at the confederate Reunion at Burlington last year, will deliver the oration at Memorial exercises in Winchester, June 6.
Sargent Wells, who attended St Johns College, returned home Sun, having finished this session's work.
Judge F M Reynolds was in Cumberland on business Tues.
Mr J A Laughrie arrived in Keyser Tues from Woodland Maine.
Atty W C Clayton spent Tues in Cumberland.
Rev C P Bastian was in Oakland Tues on church business.
Miss Kate Lee Bane, who is a teacher of music in the Powhatan College, Charleston, W Va, spent Wed night with her uncle, J R Pane, and Thurs went to Burlington for a weeks visit.
Mrs C S Hoffman, who had been on an extended visit to Philadelphia, returned home the first of the week. Dr Hoffman went to Philadelphia Fri night and accompanied Mrs Hoffman home.
Mrs Hunt and daughter, Mrs Stuckey, of Mann's Choice, Pa are visiting at the home of S K Davis. Mrs Hunt is the wife of Rev B H Hunt, author of the well known hymn, "One Day Nearer Home", which was sung so well by Mrs Devries in the Presbyterian Church on Sun.
Last Sat, while James T Pierce of McCoole, Md, a B&O blacksmith, was using a heavy hammer, a spawl of iron broke off of it, and struck him in the right shoulder, making a bad cut. His physicians were unable to locate the piece of iron or to determine positively whether it was still in his shoulder. On Mon evening, he was taken to the Hoffman Hospital and place under the X-ray, which immediately located the piece of metal and it was removed.
Mr I E Oates came down on business yesterday.
Hon W H Kight made us a pleasant call Thurs.
Mr William Duling visited in Keyser yesterday.
Mr J W Schwinabart came to look after business interests yesterday.
Sheriff L O Davis, was up the Western Md on official business Thurs.
Mr George Kinkead was on our streets Thurs.
Mr and Mrs Laughrie left Wed for a short visit to friends in Dobbin WVa.
Mr H A Blair spent Thurs on B&O business in Rowlesburg.
County Superintendent G S Arnold, was here on business this week.
Geo B Shank was in Keyser Wed. He is suffering with a lame foot.
Mr Ben Rickamore has purchased a pony and new runabout.
Mr J W Ravenscroft was in Piedmont Tues.
Mr J O Rogers was visiting in Keyser and vicinity this week.
Mr W T Dixon was in Keyser on important business Wed.
Mr John Phillip came down from Elk Garden last Wed to look after business interests.
Mr Gaver Sharpless was attending to business in Keyser last Wed.
Dr Cowherd, of Cumberland, was in Keyser this week.
Ex-Commissioner, C H Bishoff, was in Keyser, on business Wed.
Mr William Kalbaugh was transacting business in Keyser last Wed.
Mr and Mrs Wm Clem, of Piedmont St, were called to Morgantown this week by the death of a relative.
Miss R M Rohan, representing the Wheeling branch of the American Cloak & Suit Co, New York, will be at hotel Reynolds, Keyser, on May 30 and 31, with a complete line of Ladies' and Misses' hot weather apparel. You are cordially invited to call and inspect these garments and get acquainted with our very complete mail order system.
Orders given to Miss Rohan will be delivered in 2 to 3 days.
As we go to press, we are having a refreshing shower of rain and considerable hail.



The following resolutions were passed by Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of Burlington M E Church, South.
Where as it has been the will of our Heavenly Father to call our dear sister, Mrs Thomas Wagley from her labors here to her eternal reward, therefore be it Resolved - First. That in her death we have lost a valuable member of our Society, one who was always willing to do what she could, and while we bow to the will of Providence we will miss her assistance and kindly advice in many ways, but will cherish her memory and her triumphant death will stimulate us to greater endeavor.
Resolved - Second. that we tender our deepest sympathy to those who are bereft and commend them to Him who is "to wise to err and too good to be unkind" and earnestly pray that our Heavenly Father may sustain, and comfort them in this hour of sorrow.
Resolved - Third. That these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of our Society, that a copy be sent to the family and that a copy be sent to our county papers for publication.
Mrs D W Eagle
Miss Estella Hott
Mrs D A Arnold


The graduating exercises of the Colored Public School, of Keyser, will take place Friday evening, June 2. An interesting program has been arranged.
The address before the graduates will be delivered by Mayor R A Welch. A Class Ode, written by the teacher, will be sung by the school.
The graduates are, Lula R Fiddler, Edith A Walker, Mable O Hardy, Pauline V Davis, Anna F Gilmore and William E Buckner.


Col T B Davis gathered his first crop of Alfalfa hay off of the race track meadow this week.


Dr W M Babb and Messrs Hal Reynolds, Murray Winters and H H Stover spent last Saturday in Greenland Gap fishing, it was only a fairly good day for fishing, but it was not a bad day for the fish.


The McNeill Chapter, U D C, will meet Sat afternoon, May 27, 1911, promptly at three o'clock at the home of Mrs W H Frey and Miss Fannie Leps.
A paper on Gen Johnston will be one of the interesting features of the meeting. Full attendance is requested.
Mrs C F Jordan, President
Maria Vass Frye, Secretary


The Town Council and Board of Health have designated next Thurs, June 1, as Clean Up Day for Keyser. See to it that your premises are cleared of all rubbish and filth, of everything that would attract or cause pestiferous insects, that would cause a stench or breed disease or in any way whatever render our town unsightly or unsanitary. If you will have the trash and filth moved into your alley, the city authorities will haul it away for you on that day free of charge to you. Let us have the cleanest town along the line.

Funeral Director
Mutual Phone


At once a good farm hand, with small family. Apply at the home of W R Paris, four miles south of Keyser WVa.


2 Fresh Cows.
Joe Dickel, Keyser WVa


The McIlwee Concert Band will give a free open air concert on Davis St, between Center and Main Streets, this evening beginning at 8 o'clock. This will give to the public a delightful evening of recreation and entertainment at the close of a hot day.


Last Wed afternoon the Leans and the Fats, two local teams, played on the Prep diamond. The score was 7 - 18 in favor of the Fats. Umpire, Whitworth. Batteries fro the Fats, Gull and Nethkens; Leans, Stover and Shores. There was a large crowd and the proceeds will be given to the widows and orphans of the victims of the mine disaster at Elk Garden.

Valuable Real Estate in the Town of Keyser

Under and by virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court of Mineral Co, WVa, passed on the 1st day of May, 1911, in the chancery cause of Lillian I Sears, Administratrix, against Lillian I Sears, et als, pending in said Court, the undersigned special commissioners appointed for the purpose to sell at public auction, in front of the Court House, in Keyser on Sat, the 17 day of June, 1911, at 1 o'clock, all the following described real estate, situated in the Town of Keyser, Mineral County WVa, known and numbered on the Map of said Town as Lot No 314, fronting on the northwesterly side of Gilmore St, 30 feet, and running back the same width with Blackburry Alley 120 feet to Chestnut Alley, being the same property that was conveyed to the late Stingley L Sears, by D B Packson, by deed dated on the 26th day of July, 1891, and recorded in the office of Clerk of County Court of Mineral County, in Deed Book No 20, Page 635.
The above lot is improved by a two story frame dwelling house in good condition and is occupied by Adam Camp, tenant.


The prospect is for a good crop of fruit in this county. The older peach trees that have borne very heavy crops for the last three years are not very heavily loaded this year, and that is fortunate, as the trees need rest.
Another heavy crop this year following the drouth of last year would most probably have killed many of the trees.
The young trees that came in to bearing last year and this are very full of peaches. A large apple crop is expected.


Mr Carl Siever has an eaglet that was caught in Mechanicsburg Gap about two weeks ago and that he proposes to keep it as a pet. It is growing very rapidly and is much admired.


During a brief thunderstorm, at Westernport, a double house, on Spruce Street, belonging to William Kight and tenanted by John Darr was struck by lightning.
Passing through the part occupied by Mr Darr, it passed into the part formerly tenanted by D W Kooken, and then going out the corner of the front room, it passed down the water pipe, striking a rain barrel and tearing it into kindling wood.


The Alumna Association of the Hoffman Hospital, had its annual banquet at Mrs Bier's Restaurant the evening of May 18. About 15 of the nurses were present. A very sumptuous feast was served, there was a flow of wit and humor, interesting experiences of these angels of mercy were related and it was voted one of the happiest evenings of their lives.
The officers for this year are: President, Miss Nannie Miller; Vice President, Mrs J F Snyder; Treasurer, Miss Della Vink; Secretary, Miss A M Giffin.


The old building on the lot on Armstrong St where the new Farmers and Merchants Bank Building is to be, is being torn down to make ready for the erection of the new structure.