NOVEMBER 24, 1911


Mr Milton Harrison died Sun evening Nov 19, 1911, of a complication of diseases incidental to old age. His funeral was held in the UB Church Tues, conducted by Rev J K Baker of near Keyser.
His remains were interred in the UB Cemetery beside those of his wife who preceded him less than one year ago.
also the remains of "Aunt" Polly Rotruck, of near New Creek, who died from the effect of being burned last week, passed through here Tues to the Knobley church, near Martin, where the funeral was held at 2 o'clock. Interment in the church cemetery.
Mr Henry Chamberlin and sister, Miss Janie, have returned from a visit to Martinsburg and Washington.
Sur D G martin is serving as a Juror in the US Court at Philippi.
Mr and Mrs I D Taylor, of Reese Mill, came up Tues to attend the funeral of Mrs Taylor's uncle, Milton Harrison.

Nov 22

While the snow is blowing we will write some prose to add to Lucas' poem at the close.
William Vanmeter, of Everson Pa, arrived at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs I L Vanmeter, last Sat for a short visit. He was accompanied by Miss Ada Smith.
Aunt Margaret McKenzie and grandson, Malcom McKenzie, of Rawlings, and son, Taylor, of Ridgeley, visited relatives here from Fri of last week until Tues of this week.
H H Hott set the pace for this community by butchering last Sat.
George Armentrout and Maude Michael were quietly united in marriage by Rev S D Dawson at Gerstell, W Va, Nov 15, 1911. They will make their future home near Burlington where Mr Armentrout purchased a splendid farm recently.
Mr H H Hott is suffering very much at this time with bronchitis.
A literary society has been organized for Waxler's school house with a view to cultivate the latent talents of the young people of that place. They will meet on Friday night of each week. Everybody invited and especially we hope it will have a tendency to awake our Mountain Girl correspondent.


Blustery weather and hog killing time. Sausages, spare ribs and backbone with nightmare accompanied. Isn't that enough?
No 5 mine is nearly ready for shipping coal. The dump is completed, a large steel car has been placed, and next the rumble of a mine car will be heard.
Mr Paul Markwood, of Kitzmiller, was in town last Sun calling on friends.
James Norman was in Pittsburg and other cities this week laying in his Christmas supplies.
The Elk Garden school will close Wed afternoon, Nov 29 until Mon Dec 4.
Mr F C Rollman received a check for twenty-five dollars the first of this week from his generous friend, Mr G S Kitzmiller. It is a Thanksgiving offering to the Davis Child's Shelter at Charleston. Mr Rollman receives offerings for this institution from this section of the state. This is a splendid time of the year to remember the poor. In the poem, The Vision of Sir Launfal, by Lowell, it says that a gift benefits three, the recipient, the giver and the Savior.
There was an up-to-date, old-time party in Festival Hall on last Wed evening. About 40 persons participated in the evenings merriment. It was a merry crowd. The clownish jokes and comical make-ups from Teddy Winsboro to the end of the list will not soon be forgotten. For the most complete make-up of the ladies, Miss Fanette Morgan, representing an Indian maid, received the prize, and of the gentlemen Mr Geo R Branner got the first prize. He represented an old-time parson.
Mr David Ravenscraft, of No 6 mine, has a severe case of typhoid. He is in charge of a trained nurse, Miss Maggie Duling.
Mrs Elsie Howe and three children of Westernport, are visiting David Ravenscraft.
Mr Thomas Bennear, who moved a short time ago to Thomas, expects to move soon to Mt Savage Md.


H C Harper killed a big 5 prong deer, near his home last week.
Arno Friddle left last week for Pittsburg, where he has accepted a position.
M F Poling expects to leave about the first of Dec and spend the winter with two of his nephews, one living in Oregon and the other Dallas, Texas.
Rev Dr J W Duffy, of Winchester, has been invited and will make an address here on Thanksgiving Day. We know our people will be glad of this opportunity of again having Dr Duffy with us.
A house belonging to the Hampshire Lumber Co, at McNeill, and occupied by Thos Orndoff, was totally destroyed by fire one day last week. A little son of Mr Orndorff's set fire to some kindling. Mr Orndorff and family lost all of their property, which makes the loss heavy on them.
Miss Geogiana Davis and Ed M Rinker spent several days visiting at New Creek last week.
Jno E Riggleman, brought us last week 4 turnips that weighed 19 lbs. Pretty good for a dry season.


Butchering is the order of the day.
Buckwheat cake and sausage is the common menue for breakfast.
The protracted meeting closed Sun. the church was greatly revived, there were twelve accessions, several of them heads of families, and others will join.
Last Thurs morning F O Idleman started with 20 head of pole angus yearling cattle bound for Eglon. All went well till they came to Stony River bridge. There the cattle bucked and refused to go any further, they ran and went in every direction, extra help was called in and for two days the hunt and chase went on and it was not until late Fri evening that they were all safely penned on the Alkire place. The next day they were driven to Eglon.
Vincent McNemar, of the Gormania school, was here Sun night. He had been to his home at Lahmansville and was on his way back to Gormania.
James Ludwig was visiting at James Entler Sun.
Henry Mackley has gone to Gleasons to work in the mine.
Jas J Idleman was home over Sun.
F O Idleman is at Petersburg serving on the Grand jury.
R L Neville and son, Paul, were visitors here last week.
Our hustling blacksmith, Charles Fisher, has just completed a very substantial cellar and dairy house. All built of lumber on top of the ground.
Rev J T Cosner preached at Rehobeth last Sun morning.
The funeral of Dallas Aronholt, who died of Scarlet fever, in July, will be preached at Mt Storm next Sun morning by the former pastor, Rev E P Idleman, Nov 21st, 1911.


Nov 21, 1911
Dear Tribune:
I have been silent for quite a while, having lots of work to do, also a very sore eye for two weeks. While knocking apples from a tree, a very large apple fell in my face, almost felling me to the ground, but am all right and ready for the game again.
The new bridge with concrete top will soon be done here at the creek.
The B&O is building a new bridge at Evetts Creek and a new bridge has just been completed over the canal at this place.
Mr Will Broome, of Newburg, and Mrs Chas Broome, of Keyser, came down Sat to see their mother, Mrs Harriet Broome, who is very much complaining and is spending some time with her children at this place.
On Oct 20th, Edgar Ward of Knobley, and Miss Caldwell of Keyser, were married, and on Sun 22nd, his brother, Henry and Miss Nora Piles of Alaska were married. They are sons of B H Ward, of Knobley. We wish them all joy and prosperity through life.
Mrs Lucy Strieby, son and two daughters, of Hampshire county, were visiting for a few days with her parents, Mr and Mrs P M Dayton, of Knobley.
Lillian, the little daughter of J E Long, who had the middle finger on her left hand so badly bitten by a horse a few weeks ago that the end of the finger had to be cut off, is alright after suffering quite a while with it.
Two of her sisters, Grace and Mary, have been quite sick with colds. Mary is not much better.
Three Italians were killed Mon night by No 14, it going down on the westbound track, a broken rail on the eastbound track caused them to walk on the opposite track, they were section hands. Al Short, of Green Spring, wash their foreman. One man's head was cut off and one had a leg torn from his body, another had his head cut off across the face; this happened at the culvert at Dan's Run.
Monday week a man was killed there by the accommodation that he expected to go on to Cumberland. The last man killed was named Murphy and boarded at Walter Cheny's.
We were pleased to read a letter form San Antonia, Tex, write often as we are gland to have the news from that place.
We have had such cold, windy weather down here that would make our Texas friends shiver and think they would freeze.
Oscar Johnson and family have moved over to the creek; he has a good work, time-keeper for the extension section line.
Howard Baker moved to the farm of J E Long, vacated by Johnston.
Lots more news, but will ring off this time.


Born Tues night, to Mr and Mrs Jack Belt, a boy.
Joseph E and James E Idleman, of Mt Storm, were here on business Tues.
W B Bullock, proprietor of the Birmingham Stock Co, of Manassas Va, is here with some fine horses.
County Commissioner D O Fout and wife and Mr Fout's sister, Mrs D K Hughs, of Keyser, spent last Sat in Petersburg.
E L Judy has bought a tract of land of M L Turner and expects to set out an orchard of something like 2000 peach and apple trees on it next spring.
The Hon Geo S Vanmeter was in town Sat for the first time for six weeks. The Squire has been much complaining here of late and not able to get around like he once did.
Amby Ours, a son of Will Ours, of Dorcas, had his leg broken last Fri near W N Welton's below Petersburg Gap. The young man was riding on the work train of Hampshire Southern railroad, and jumped off in the ditch with the above result. He was about 21 years old.
T Blair Willison, of Clarksburg, shot a deer weighing 200 pounds in the mountains south of Moorefield. With him Frank Dennison and J F McKentie, of Clarksburg, were hunting for a week. On the previous day, Mr Willison and Mr McKentie killed a five prong buck. In addition the party bagged several wild turkeys and a number of quail.


Mayor R A Welch went to Frostburg on business Thurs evening.
Mr George Loy is visiting home folk in Pa this week.
Dr W M Babb sold his handsome saddle and driving mare to Dr Huff, of Parsons for $225.00.
The interior of the Wagoner Bottling Works office is being over hauled and remodeled.
Mr and Mrs J W Virts have returned home from an extended visit to their daughter, in Newport News Va.
Rev John F Dayton, C E Dayton and Walter and William Ridgeley, of Cumberland, went o Headsville Mon for a week's hunt.
Rev M B Lambdin spent last week in Morgantown with his children who are attending the University.
Judge F M Reynolds is holding court in Grant Co this week.
Rev Mr Bastian preached at Gormania last Tues night and remained over for a hunt the next day.
Chief F G Davis, Squire J T Doyle and night policeman, J E Batdorf went down the river for a hunt Thurs.
The children of MR and Mrs C C Clevenger, who were quite sick, have recovered.
Nicholas Salerno and Ginlia Pedone, both of Piedmont, were licensed to marry in Cumberland last week.
Mr Cecil Bane went to Sleepy Creek W Va, last week where he has accepted a position in Mr C W Bane's store.
The People's Bank building has been newly painted this week. Mr Harry Wells had charge of the job.
Mr John S Arnold, son of Mrs Zach Arnold, was operated upon for appendicitis at the Hoffman Hospital Thurs forenoon.
Mr B F Wells was in Moorefield this week where he has the contract for painting the handsome new residence of H S Carr.
Get your dinner and supper each day during the Agricultural meeting with the ladies of Grace M E Church, South, they will serve meals in the basement of their church.
Mr H C Brooks, of the Brooks Contracting Co, spent this week in Keyser.
Mr T T Stickley, of the Junction, was in Keyser on business last Sat and made the Tribune office a pleasant call.
Prof D C Arnold was a Keyser visitor last Sat.
Miss Myrtle Stewart is clerking in J W Wolford's store.
Mr F M Brown visited in Keyser Mon.
Mr T F Kenny, of Piedmont, spent Mon in Keyser.
Mrs Dan Bailey went to Hagerstown Sun on the W M Excursion.
Little Edna Park, daughter of Mr and Mrs A V park, caught her thumb in the cogs of a clothes ringer last Mon and tore the end off.
Mayor Dr A M Fredlock, of Elkins, County Commissioner Dr T A Cross, Capt Will H Fredlock, of the E P Fredlock Big Co, and E Lee Combs, of the Piedmont Independent of Piedmont, passed through here in W H Fredlock's 1912 E M T automobile Mon.
Mr Joseph Stickley, now a citizen of Hardy County, and a former citizen of Keyser, visited his many friends in Keyser last week and made the Tribune office a pleasant call. Come again, uncle Joe, we are always pleased to see you.
Rev Peter Arnold was in Keyser on business Mon.
Mr F C Patton spent Sun in Keyser with his sister, Mrs Carrie Kight, who was ill.
Mr M Tamburine was in Keyser on business Mon.
Mr Joseph McLane, of Morgantown, visited Prof J C Sanders this week.
Mrs Sallie Sneathen, of near ?, visited Keyser friends this week.
Master Harry Virts is again able to be out on the streets.
Miss Hattie Wilson, of Burlington, is visiting in Keyser.
Messrs William, John and Grant Kitzmiller were in Keyser on business Thurs.
Mr M Wagoner, of Orchard St, is able to be out again after a two weeks' illness.
Miss Helen McKenzie, mother and sister, attended the anniversary of their grandfather's 90th birthday at Kingwood this week where there was a happy family reunion.
Mr Wilson, of the Wilson Bakery, Cumberland, was in Keyser Wed.
Mr a S Wolf who is sick at his home on Welch St, is not better.
Miss Leona Morran, returned home Sat form an eight weeks visit to her sister, Mrs A G Livengood, who recently moved to Elk Lick, Pa.
The attraction at the Music Hall on Nov 30th is R M Garfield and his "Candy Girl", a musical comedy in three acts, an organization that in every sense bears the stamp of modern progress and liberal managerial mthods. The plot is different from the usual run of musical comedies that have a trashy lot of nonsense that accounts for nothing. But seeing the "Candy Girl" you have a plot to unravel between pug dog and a bouncing baby boy with a chorus of voices that have never been heard at the prices charged. The leading male roles are handled by Jack Tredwell, W M Martin and the female roles by Miss Bonnie DeVere, Miss Rose Miller and Lenona Marble and chorus.


Mrs Martha Lynch, Mrs Joe Malcolm and son, Sterling, who were visiting at Moorefield for a few days, returned home Tues well delighted with their trip.
Born, Nov 17, 1911 to Mr and Mrs Lawrence Grayson, Sharpless St, twin boys.
Mr Andrew Bissett and Mr R E Pulliam, Water St, have had phones put in.
The Patchett Woolen Mill held part of their force of men off a few days this week, as work was slack. Does that mean prosperity?
Mrs W D Stewart, who has been in bed the last eight months, remains about the same.
A little excitement was caused Mon by Mr Berry's yard fence catching fire from burning trash. The wind was blowing furiously but by prompt action the fire was soon extinguished.
Next Thurs will be Thanksgiving and we should try to make others happy by giving and in doing so, we will be happy ourselves.
Miss Beulah McNemar, a very eminent young lady, who had the misfortune to break her limb sometime ago, is able to be out again.



A very pretty home wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride in Petersburg, Wed morning at 11 o'clock, the contracting parties being Mr William Richmond and Miss Helen Welton. Rev J Hoge Smith, of the Petersburg Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony.
The groom is form Sedan, Hampshire County, and has been here for several months assisting C I Shobe - in his barber shop and during his stay here made many warm personal friends by his polite and courteous manner to the public, and all regret his departure.
The bride is a daughter of C L Welton, and is one of Petersburg's most popular young ladies.
Wed at one o'clock they left over the Hampshire Southern for Mr Richmond's home in Hampshire County, where we understand they will reside.
Grant County Press



Mr Dory McRobie, who lived on Piedmont street and worked in the B&O shops, died at his home last Mon of pneumonia, and was buried in Oakland Wed. He was 46 years of age, and left a wife and seven children.


Mrs R Serena Truslow died suddenly in Charleston W Va Wed morning, and was buried in that city. She was the widow of John Treslow; here maiden name was Leps, she being the last of a family of twelve children. Mr George E Leps, a former citizen of Keyser, was a brother. Mrs Bertie Frye and Mr L S Leps left on No 3 Thurs morning to attend the funeral. She was well known in Keyser and spent last summer here, her winters, were spent in Florida where she owned a winter home at Coconut Grove, and she had expected to go to that home within the next few weeks.
Mrs Truslow was an authoress of some note, her productions have frequently appeared in the columns of the Tribune.


Mr Statton Clary died at Oakland last Fri and was buried at Deer Park Sun.
He was well known in Keyser, and throughout the county, having lived here and at Antioch. He was well thought of and his early death is lamented.


Three men were killed Mon evening at Dan's Run, about two miles east of Pattersons Creek by being struck by B&O Number 14, a broken rail had caused the train to be diverted to the opposite track and the unsuspecting men were caught. Two of the men were Italians, Francisco Ledesco & Antoni Citomil.


A jolly parlor game is awaiting the flies. The company is provided with fly swatters and at a given signal begin swatting. Each member carries a little basket in which he places the flies he or she has been able to land. A fly swatted on the table counts one, one swatted on the wall counts two, while one swatted on the wing counts five.
The person having the highest score is called the Ahkoond of Swatters and receives the grand prize.


Mr C M Miller has moved his family from Swanton to Keyser and they are occupying their residence, purchased some months ago, situated on Alice St. Keyser bids them welcome. More and more the best class of people are realizing that Keyser is a very desirable place of residence.


Because the Agricultural meeting had a program for that night, the musical entertainment to have been given by Prof Wertime and Mr Allen B Lambdin next Wed has been postponed unit a further date.


Jolly Club was elaborately entertained last Wed by Mrs D G Stagg, assisted by her sister, Miss Sallie Taylor, everything in readiness, and an air of welcome every where seemed to nod to the arrival of the guests, and a hearty hand shake from our loving hostess.
After a jolly good time, dinner was announced, never since the club's organization was there a better one prepared. The menue consisted of a large platter of the best golden brown fried young chicken, all kinds of vegetables, pickles, cakes and ice cream. The table with its snowy white lined artistically arranged, made every thing most appetizing, this gala day will long be remembered, one of our members was absent of the account of illness at home, but sent her regreet. The evening soon glided, after thanking our gracious hostess for her hospitality, we bade her adieu, wishing many happy years may be granted her.
One who was there.


The Federation Thanksgiving Service will be held in the Auditorium of the High School building, Thurs, beginning at 10:30 o'clock. The Ministerial Union of Keyser has selected Rev M H Keen to preach the sermon. All of the pastors of the city will participate in the services and a union choir will render appropriate music. Everybody is invited to worship with the Federation of Agricultural Associations at that place on that day.


Below we give the standing committees appointed to look after the various interests of our meeting of the Federation of Agricultural Association here next week.
An Executive Committee of ten Composed of D A Arnold, chairman; J Ed Frye, secretary; C L Bane, treasurer and J Sloan Arnold, V F Alkire, U G workman, J W Leatherman, F W Davis and J C Watson.
The following special committees were appointed:
Horticulture - J Sloan Arnold, chairman; O A Hood, T T Huffman, W H Barger, C J Alkire, H H Hoffman, A V Park, Geo Sincell, Fred Davis, John Sloan, P M Dayton.
Live Stock - V F Alkire, chairman; John P Arnold, Gabriel Kitmiller, J W Carskadon, John Bane, J G Wright, John Parker, Vernon Welch, Sherman Carnell, Morgan Bane
Dairying - U G workman, chairman; Norman Yoder, H O Thrush, Edgar Arnold, D W Eagle, Frank W Smith, John Arnold, G W Dixon.
Sheep Breeders and Wool Growers - J W Vandiver, chairman; S W Whipp, Clyde Hoge, H C Homan, Ren Smith, Irving Bane.
Grain Growers - J W Leatherman, chairman, I P Carskadon, Dr F L Baker, J W Reinhart, Charles Seymour, James E Sheetz, S M Arnold, W A Leatherman.
Poultry - W F Davis, chairman; H B Carlton, C L Everhart, Dr P S Keim, Cy Harrison, E B Reynolds, C E Nethken, B F Zacot.
Forestry - J C Watson, chairman, Judge F M Reynolds, E M Stottlemyer, R G Richardson, W A Liller, E G Kimmell, J H Markwood, Dr Pericval Lantz, James T Carskadon, Dr Richard Gerstell, Prof J C Sanders.
Finance Committee - C L Bane, chairman; J C Watson, T T Huffman, H L Arnold, W W Woods, Dr Richard Gerstell, H L Welch, John Sloan, I P Carskadon, Dr J O Lantz, J M Armstrong, S S Rees, DR Z T Kalbaugh, M A Patrick, T C Dye, C H Bishoff, J M Martin.


F G Davis is chairman of the committee on music; Geo Sincell is chairman of the committee on decorations; W E Crooks is chairman and J E Leps secretary of the committee on Reception and Entertainment; F H Babb is chairman of the Banquet Committee; H H Hoffman has charge of placing of the exhibits; C L Bane, Col W E Crooks and Dr C S Hoffman compose the Committee on Courtesies; and other local committees were appointed got look after special features of the meeting.


State Fire Marshall Ewell last week arrested Cora Lohm, of Deer Park, on the charge of burning the residence of C R Savage at that place on July 18. She was locked up in Oakland jail, but later released on $2000 bail. She is the wife of a B&O engineer and well connected, but is said to be addicted to the use of opiates.


T H Davis, the Main St Jeweler, has had placed in front of his place of business a mammoth clock that stands to give out the time for the accommodation of the public. It is mounted on an iron pedestal and stands 15 feet high, the dial is 30 inches in diameter. At night it will be illuminated by 80 candle power electric light, and the observer will be able to tell the time at two squares distance from the lock.


Revival has been in progress at the M E Church since Sun the 5th, much interest is being manifested, large crowds are attending and numbers have professed conversion, and are leading new lives The pastor R C Weidler is doing the preaching.


Sen O A Hood has sold the land known as the "Judkins Farm" on Knobley mountain comprising 232 acres with 2,000 bearing fruit trees to Cameron parties. they have organized the Cameron Orchard Company with the following officials: S E Leech, H H Howard, E W Boermer, vice-president; H H Pipes, secretary; G L King, treasurer; G L King, S E Leech, H H Howard, E W Beomer, Ida Boemer, A Howard, Chas Howard, Miner Grossman, E L Spraggs, G R Wells, W C Grimes, H W Waton, H H Piper and O A Hood, directors. This land is located in the famous Knobley mountain section.


Next week, at the Bachlors Club, good music, and good order will prevail.
J H Merryman


The McNeill Chapter UDC will meet Fri evening, Nov 24, at 7:30 pm at the home of Miss Mollie Brown on Davis Street.
Mrs Edwin A Burke, Pres.
Maria Vass Frye, Secretary


Two good sound, young work horses well broken and of good size. Will also sell a good two horse wagon and harness.
C C Arbogast
Keyser WV


Go to C P Peters for Best Grades of Grass Seeds. His stock is coming in now, From Iowa, Indiana and Illinois. First Class at lowest possible prices.

I have for sale one driving horse buggy and harness and two milch cows. The horse is young and the buggy and harness are in first class condition. Both cows are young, one was fresh last Sept and the other will be fresh about April 1.
I am preparing to leave this place and will sell cheap.
Fred Gehauf, New Creek W Va