Tribune - Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia

VOL. 41

October 20, 1911

Minister Killed

  Rev. William Anthony, a Methodist Episcopal minister, who for the past two years has been pastor of the congregations at Doubs, Point of Rocks, Jefferson and Middletown, in Frederick county, was killed Sunday afternoon by being struck by the tender of a locomotive on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, near Doubs.
  Mr. Anthony had preached Sunday morning at Doubs, and in the afternoon set out to walk to Point of Rocks where he was to have preached Sunday night. Seeing a train approaching on the track on which he was walking he stepped over to the adjoining track, on which a locomotive was running backward to Washington Junction. He evidently was unaware of the locomotive's approach, and was not seen by the engineer, Elmer Cope, of Baltimore, or the fireman in time to avert the accident. The tender struck him in the back, and he was killed instantly, his skull being fractured.
  By those who heard his sermon Sunday morning it was remarked as a strange coincidence that he had spoken of the uncertainty of life, and suggested the possibility that some of those who had met at the service might never meet again.
  Mr. Anthony had been pastor of the Methodist church at Elk Garden and at Barton, Md., where he had many warm friends. He is survived by a widow and two children.

Hampshire County Fruit Exhibit

  There will be awarded, at the First National Bank of Romney, three premiums in gold to the person showing the best plate of six apples grown in Hampshire county. The fruit will be on exhibition at the Bank Building and the premiums will be awarded by three competent judges on Tuesday, October 31, 1911. All exhibits must be in by Monday, October 80th [sic]. Any person may show as many varieties as desired, but each plate must contain but one variety.
  The prizes will be as follows: First prize $10 in gold. Second price $5 in gold. Third prize $2.50 in gold. The judges will be E.D. Sanderson, Dean Agricultural School, Morgantown, W. Va., D. A. Arnold, Mineral County, and H. W. Miller, Morgan County.

Admitted to the Bar

  Last Tuesday Judge F.M. Reynolds, of the Circuit Court, on montion [sic] of atty Taylor Morrison, admitted to the practice of law Mr. Henry Gassaway Shores, of Keyser. Mr. Shores graduated in law at the University of W. Va., in 1910 but being only 20 years of age when he completed his law course, he was required by the law of our State to wait until he attained his majority before he could be admitted to practice law in the courts of West Virginia. He has demonstrated that he is a bright young man, and Keyser feels sure that he will make good.

Apple Tree in Bloom

  Mayor R.A. Welch visited the Twin Mountain Orchards last Tuesday, enroute he called to see our friend, E.D. High, one of our apple kings. Mr. High not only showed him and gave him some of the finest specimens of apples that he had ever seen, but permitted him to see in his orchard an apple tree in bloom in October.
  Surely ours is a fruit section unsurpassed by any other.

Drowned in a Banter

  While a party of men employed on the construction of the Western Maryland Railway extension were strolling along the banks of the Casselman river near Fort Hill, they challenged one of their number, an Italian, to swim across the river, so in the attempt to win a $5 bet, he plunged in the water and tried hard to reach the opposite bank, but all was in vain and he was drowned.

The Official Program

  The following program has been announced for the exercises connected with the inauguration of Hon. Thos. E. Hodges as president of the West Virginia University.
  Thursday, November 2.
  An Education Meeting, Hon. M.P. Shawkey, State Superintendent of Schools, presiding.
  Addresses by Hon. P.P. Claxton, U.S. Commissioner of Education, and Dr. E.A. Alderman, President of University of Virginia.
  Friday, November 3.
  Formal Reception of Delegates and Brief addresses of greeting from Presidents of Colleges and Universities, Dr. D.B. Printon, former president of the University, presiding.
  Among those bearing greeting are President Edward E. Sparks, State College, Pa.; President E.A. Alderman, University of Virginia; President Arthur A. Hameschlag, Carnegie Technical Schools; President W.H. Crawford, Allegheny College; President W.H. Thompson, the Ohio State University; President Carl G. Doney, West Virginia Wesleyan College; President Jas. E. Allen, Davis-Elkins College; President Thos. E. Cramblet, Bethany College; President S.B. McCormick, the University of Pittsburg; President Herbert Welch, Ohio Wesleyan University; President Alfred T. Perry, Marietta College; President J.D. Moffat, Washington and Jefferson College; President Chas. W. Dabney, University of Cincinnati; President C.B. Clark, Salem College.
  Afternoon Session.
  Formal exercises of inauguration, Governor Glasscock presiding.
  Installation charge by Hon. M.P. Shawkey, president Board of Regents. Response by President Thomas Edward Hodges.
  Addresses by President W.O. Thompson, of the Ohio State University and President Judson C. Schurman, of Chicago University.
  Inaugural address by President Thomas Edward Hodges.
  General reception in armory.
  Pan-Hellenic reunion.
  Saturday, November 4.
  West Virginia Day. Hon. H. C. Ogden presiding.
  Addresses by Senator William E. Chilton and Hon. Joseph Holt Gaines, for the state; by Robert A. Armstrong, for the University; by President L.J. Corbly, of the Normal Schools; by Professor L.L. Friend, for the Secondary Schools; by Dr. Nacy McGee Waters, Judge A.G. Dayton and Hon. W.W. Hughes, for the Alumni; and by other friends of the University.
  Annual football game between West Virginia University and Washington and Jefferson College.

Miss Maggie Idleman

  The subject of this sketch was born February 26, 1866. She was the sixth child of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Idleman. Two brothers and one sister older than she, and three younger brothers survive her. Being born and reared in a Christian home she early gave her heart to Jesus uniting with the Methodist Episcopal church, and consecrated her life to the service of Christ. She was not one of those members who has to be borne along by the church but contrary wise the work of the church was one of her greatest burdens. But it was a burden "not grievous to be borne" for she took great delight in doing what she could for the advancement of the Master's Kingdom. She strove to serve her Maker by helping those for whom Christ died. She was always ready to help in any church work. For many years she was teacher in the Sunday School and served as superintendent for several years.
  For three long weary months she was confined to her bed, and suffered more than tongue can tell. In her case it may be truly said, "She died by inches." She bore her suffering with a marked degree of patience and resignation. At first she was hopeful and anxious to recover but for several weeks previous to her death she realized that her condition was hopeless and often prayed to the Lord to come quickly.
  The funeral service was held on the 5th inst. and was conducted by Rev. H.C. Smith in the presence of a large audience. The speaker delivered an able discourse from II Timothy I and 12 - "For I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day."
  F.C. Rollman was undertaker. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.

County Court

  A special session of the County Court was held last Saturday.
  R.A. Radcliffe and Harry Richardson were recommended for appointment as notaries public.
  The resignation of John Johnson as Justice of the Peace, in Frankfort district, was accepted.
  The contract for making the change in the county road at Headsville was awarded to John Hickle, road to be completed by the first day of December, 1911.
  "Ordered that H. Clay Thrush be allowed on his salary as Road Engineer the sum of $350.00 which amount he donates $100 towards making change on the road at Headsville, this day let to contract, $50 to be expended on the Dry Run Road, near Thrush Bros., and $200 for repairing the road leading from Keyser to Piedmont at Thunder Hill, in New Creek district.
  The court postponed action as to closing the road leading from S.A. Dixon's to Emoryville.
  The Clerk was authorized to advertise for bids for bonds to pay for the purchase of right of way for the T.M.&P.R.R. through New Creek and Welton Districts. See specifications in another part of this paper.
  October 23, 1911, was the day set for hearing applications for franchise for the Ridgeley and Miller Avenue Railroad Company.
  Morgan Bane was allowed $250 estimate on the new road being built in Elk District.
  A number of bills were allowed.

Mrs. William Hilkey

  Mrs. William Hilkey died early last Sunday morning at Oakland Md., while on a visit to a sister who lives there. The body was buried at Greenland, Grant Co., Mrs. Hilkey was a Miss Lyon, and was a sister to Mrs. J.L. Hott, of Keyser, and Mrs. John Bane, of Burlington.

Elk Garden News

  Rev. Moses, of the Presbyterian church, preached in the M.E. Church, South, last Sunday evening.
  The Red Men participated in an oyster supper in Odd Fellows Hall last Saturday evening.
  Since our last batch of news, Messrs. Wesley Rosier and Wm. Myers have moved to the Thomas coal region, and Charley Lyons has moved on a farm near Oakland, Md. Mrs. James Demsey moved to Barton, Md., and John Phillips moves to his farm, near Keyser.
  Paradoxical as it sounds families are leaving Elk Garden to better their condition and others are coming to Elk Garden to better their condition. Mr. Harry Foreman moved from Wabash to Elk Garden this week. We understand that about one dozen families will soon move from Wabash to this town.
  A force of hands is working at No. 5 mine, which is right in Elk Garden, grading a tramroad and building a dump. There are several acres of marketable coal in this once abandoned minte. A dump is also being built at the old No. 4 opening for the out crop coal in that section.
  Important changes have been made in mining superintendents recently. Supt. Robert Grant goes to the mines at Henry. He has been there for a week or more and will move his family there about the first of November. Mr. H.H. Harrison, of Thomas, formerly of this place, is Supt. of the Elk Garden mines. He began his work here last week, and will move his family here in the near future.
  Miss Fannie Morgan, of Loganport, Indiana, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Myrtle Keim.
  Last Friday was "clean-up day" in the schools. The Elk Garden teachers and scholars busied themselves washing, scrubbing, polishing stoves and cleaning the school yard.

Died on Fair Grounds

  William Worthington, aged 41 years, of Hagerstown, died suddenly Thursday afternoon on the Hagerstown Fairgrounds. Dr. C.Z. Wingerd, who made an examination, assigned heart trouble, superinduced by alcoholism, as the cause of death. With several companions Worthington went to the fair grounds shortly after the noon hour and went on the grandstand to watch the races. Complaining of not feeling well he was made as comfortable as possible alongside of a booth, and a physician was summoned. Before the doctor arrived, however, Worthington was dead. His remains removed to an undertaking establishment, and later to his home on Charles Street. He is survived by his widow.

Football Fatal

  Walter L. Merryman, a student of the D.E. College, Elkins, W. Va., who was injured in a game of football at Westminster, Md., last week, died at a hospital in Baltimore last Monday.
  The remaining games of football scheduled for the Davis and Elkins college for this season have been cancelled.

First M. E. Church, Davis St.

  Sunday, Oct. 22, 1911. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. 11:00 a.m. Rev. A.S. Arnell, of Morgantown. 6:45 p.m. Epworth League. 7:30 p.m. Sermon by the pastor. Subject - "On the Road to Damascus."
  A cordial invitation is extended to the public.

Hardy County

  F.B. Mathias, of Burlington, spent Sunday here.
  Atty. A.J. Welton, of Petersburg, was here last Friday taking depositions.
  Mrs. Sallie Stump, who has been visiting for several weeks, has returned to her home in Texas.
  Miss Mary Johnston has purchased a building site of 25 acres, near Hot Springs, Va., and will erect a summer home there.
  Married, at the Manse, Thursday, Oct. 5, 1911, by the Rev. Chas. D. Gilkeson, Jas. J. Malcomb and Miss Grace Cleveland Smith.
  Eston Bean, of near Romney, has been very ill for several weeks with typhoid fever. His sister, Mrs. Jos. Evans, spent a few days with him last week.
  Jacob Sites, of South Fork, was adjudged insane by Squire Dasher last week and committed to the jail here to await the arrival of an attendant from the hospital at Weston.
  Invitations have been issued by C.W. Taylor, to the marriage of his niece, Miss Johnes Taylor to Rev. Jas. Harvey Viser, which will be solemnized in the Presbyterian church, at Petersburg, on Oct. 18th, 1911.
  While Angus Cole, colored, was feeding a fodder shredder last week, the machine bursted and several pieces flew up and struck him in the face, cutting it very badly. Dr. Brooks was called and he put a number of stitches in the cut.
  John Reel was arrested and tried before Squire Paskel, last week, for passing a check at P.F. Sions & Son's store. Reel claimed his name was Mongold to whom the check was payable. He was held in $500 bond which he gave and was released.
  E. Bruce Allen, who is working at Keyser, spent Sunday with his parents here.
  Dwight Rogers, of Keyser, came up this week on a visit to relatives here.
  Mrs. Lena Hudson and son, of Keyser, and Mrs. Marshall Harness, of Petersburg, were visitors in Moorefield this week.
  Ed. S. Cunningham, of Mansfield, Ill., arrived last Thursday evening on a visit to his friends in this section.
  Mrs. Ed. W. McNeill and daughter, Mary, of Morgantown, arrived yesterday evening and will spend a short time at their home in the Old Fields.

Jesse Gaver Sharpless

  Mr. Jesse Gaver Sharpless, a native of Elk District, this county, and one of our most substantial citizens, died at his home near Jenny Springs, Wednesday evening, of neuralgia of the heart in the sixtieth year of his age. He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Mr. John Dixon of that neighborhood, and one daughter, not yet grown. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. W.T. Dixon and Mrs. John Schwinabart, both of Elk District.
  Mr. Sharpless had been complaining of pain for a few days but not until Wednesday, when his sufferings became more intent, did he call in a physician. Eased by the medicine administered he dozed off and never woke up - the neuralgia reached his heart. Funeral services were held at his home today at one o'clock, and the body was buried in the home cemetery. Rev. John F. Dayton, of Keyser, preached the funeral sermon. His sudden death cast a gloom over the entire community where he was so favorably known and highly respected. The bereaved ones have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of true friends. For many years Mr. Sharpless had been a member of the M.E. church. The late Mr. James A. Sharpless was a brother.

Minister's Body Recovered

  Springfield. Oct. 16, 1911. - Never within the memory of the present generation have the people of Springfield spent so sad and anxious a week as the one just passed. The deaths of Rev E.B. Druen and Miss Sallie Shannon have cast a gloom over this entire community.
  Search for the bodies was continued throughout the week, and on Sunday, without success.
  Early Monday morning Will Rolls, a tenant on C.M. French's farm, found the body of Mr. Druen floating near Slack's ford, several miles below Thomp__ [one illegible line] ____ occurred. The remains were brought to Springfield, prepared for burial by N.B. Guthrie and B.T. Racey, and shipped on the evening train to Richmond, Va., accompanied by E.A. McGlathery, an elder of the Springfield church. Memorial services will be held Sunday morning at eleven o'clock by Rev. Dr. F.J. Brooke, of Romney. Mr. Druen's death is not only a great loss to his church, but to the whole community. Few ministers, in so short a time have gained such a hold on the affections of the people, irrespective of denomination.

T. M. & P. Railroad

  Material for the construction of The Twin Mountain & Potomac Railroad is beginning to arrive in the B. & O. yards here. The first consignment consists of several car loads of steel and cross ties. The Company at first expected and desired to purchase as many localities as could be made from the available timber along the right of way, but the Mineral County people seem to be somewhat backward in taking up the tie question, and for that reason, the Company has been compelled to purchase ties elsewhere, although it is the Company's desire to leave the money for this class of material in Mineral County rather than send it to distant points. The B.&O. connection near Leps' is being installed today.

Praise West Virginia Roads

  Shepherdstown, W. Va., Oct. 16 - The Glidden tourists passed through this place this morning enroute to Jacksonville, Fla. About 80 cars entered Dixieland, passing through the town at 9 o'clock.
  Gov. William E. Glasscock joined Hoke Smith, of Georgia, at Hagerstown and the Governors rode together through West Virginia. Both are ardent advocates of good roads through the State. Two years ago this county secured second prize, and the autoists spoke very complimentary of the road system.

The Bookkeeper or Stenographer who has the recommendation of the Mountain State Business College, Parkersburg, W. Va., can always secure employment. Write today for their catalogues.

New Store

  Mr. J.W. Wolford, who recently opened a grocery store on Armstrong St., at the stand formerly occupied by J.A. Bazzell, is pleased with the encouragement that he has received.

President Taft Coming

  Aboard President Taft's Special, Oct. 18 -- President Taft's 46 days trip expiring in Washington November 1 has been extended to arrive in Washington November 18. He will arrive in Pittsburg October 31 and go to Morgantown, W. Va., thence to Hot Springs, Va., for a five days rest. He will then vote in Cincinnati and tour Kentucky and Tennessee.

Something Good to Eat

  The Ladies' Aid Society of the M.E. Church, South, will serve dinner, supper and lunches during the week of the meeting of the Federation of Agricultural Associations, Nov. 27-Dec. 1. The place will be announced later.

Eagle Attacks Boy

  A great gray American eagle attacked Cyrus Collis, aged 16, as he was walking through a field just south of Martinsburg, W. Va. A terrific battle between bird and boy followed, the warding off blows as he ran. Picking up a stone he struck the bird in the head, stunned it and then hastily dispatched the eagle. It measured seven feet from tip to tip of wing.

197 Indictments

  The grand jury of the Randolph county circuit court, now in session at Elkins, has returned 197 indictments against the Elkins Brewing & Storage Company for operating a brewery and selling beer without a state license therefor.
  The court proceeded with the trial of one case and Wednesday morning finished this one. The brewing company set up a strong defense, attempting to defend the allegations of the indictment; but the brewmaster, Ernest Meisss (or Meises ? ?) of the brewing company, went upon the stand in cross examination, broke down and admitted that he had been making beer, that the output was being sold under another name. This admission naturally broke down all the defense and Wednesday morning counsel for the state and counsel for the brewing company held a conference and agreed to permit the defendant Brewing Company to confess judgment in all of the 197 cases, with the understanding that the court would enter judgment in 49 cases.
  The court has not yet announced its judgment in the matter. But in a large number of cases, it is practically certain that Judge Kittle will fix a minimum fine of $500 in each case, and it is further practically certain that this will throw the brewing company into bankruptcy.
  Up to noon Wednesday Judge Kittle had received confessions in over 250 liquor cases.

Keyser Birds

  Mr. F.W. Davis exhibited one pen and one hen of Light Brahmas at the Hagerstown Fair last week, and carried off first prize on pen and second on hen. Two of the pullets in the pen celebrated their victory by at once beginning to lay.
  Everhart & Rogers exhibited two Golden Wyandotte pullets, winning third and fourth, and W.C. Pifer exhibited two R.C. Brown Leghorns, carrying off second honors.


  Mrs. D. A. Bailey was shopping in Keyser yesterday.
  Mrs. J.W. Chrisman, who underwent a successful operation in the Western Maryland Hospital, is doing nicely.
  Mr. Boyd Grayson won the large punch bowl which was given away by the Empress theatre last Friday night.
  Mr. and Mrs. Rickey and daughter visited in Cumberland last Sunday.
  L.C. McDonald will take your measure guarantee a fit in a tailor-made suit.
  Mr. Paul Dailey visited in Keyser last Monday.
  Misses Genevieve and Mary Vossler visited in Cumberland last Saturday.
  Messrs. J.W. Chrisman and sons, Orland and Clayton, P.H. Keys, Wilbur Chapman, F. Adams, Dr. Hosack and Mayor R.A. Welch visited in Cumberland last Saturday.
  L.C. McDonald has a full supply of high top gum shoes, just the thing you need. Get first choice.
  Mr. Frank Githen visited eastern cities this week.
  Miss Pauline Maxfied began her school term at Gormania last Monday.
  Mrs. H.G. Wilson, who was operated upon at the Hoffman Hospital last Monday, is doing well.
  Mrs. H.P. Bryon and friends were shopping in Keyser yesterday.
  You can't get through the winter without gum shoes, L.C. McDonald has just gotten in a large stock of the very best.
  Atty. H.G. Fisher was in Elkins last Wednesday on legal business before the Circuit Court of Randolph county.
  Mr. J.W. Scherr spent last night in Keyser and goes to Grant county this afternoon.
  ____ Michael Dugan had the misfortune of ___ his foot.
  Mr. Frank Healey, one of the prominent business men of Gleason, was looking after business interests in Keyser Saturday.
  Mr. Robert Fisher enjoyed the Hagerstown Fair last week.
  When in need of a stylish pair of shoes, go to I.M. Long's store.
  The law building has received a new coat of paint this week.
  C.R. Lilly has been appointed Deputy United States Marshall for the Eastern Panhandle, with headquarters at Martinsburg.
  Miss Annie A. Russell, of Fairmont, sister of Mr. E.A. Russell, and Miss Mabel Brown, of Wheeling, visited in Keyser this week.
  Mr. S.W. Park and family moved from the Alleghany Orchard to Doman, Grant Co., this week.
  Miss Mary Troy has accepted a position in the U.S. 5 and 10 cent store.
  Mrs. J. R. Purdy is visiting relatives in Clarksburg this week.
  Mr. Ed Shobe has opened a barber shop in the Bright Building on Armstrong St.
  I.M. Long buys and sells the best grade country produce and has the best groceries.
  Atty. E.L. Judy attended court here this week.
  Mr. A.P. Hamstead, of Maysville, was registered at the Reynolds this week.
  Mrs. Isaac Mills was in Cumberland Thursday on business.
  Outings, flannels, winter weight underwear and dress goods at D. Long & Son's store.
  Dress shirts and suit cases at D. Long & Son's store.
  Prof. Wm. McIlwee, Chief F.G. Davis and Messers W.S. Decker and Schaffenaker went to Oakland Monday afternoon to assist the Oakland Band in a concern proceeding the Democratic Mass Meeting at that place.
  Messrs. H.S. Richardson, of Piedmont, and I.H. Bane, of Elk Garden, dined with Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Bane last Wednesday.
  Mrs. Vic Ward, who has been visiting here for sometime, returned home Wednesday.
  John Ward of New Creek has moved his family to South Keyser and he is working for the B. & O.
  Mrs. Ollie McGowan was visiting Mrs. W.D. Stewart Wednesday.
  W.C. Burkhiser was removed to Pittsburg to work, his wife is staying for a while with her daughter, Mrs. Ran Pulliam.
  Rain or shine you need shoes and Weimer still has a few pairs of the special bargains left over from last week.
  Ed. Kimmel has raised his house on Water St. and is repairing it.
  Nelson Dayton, of McCoole, who has been ill with typhoid fever for several weeks, is slowing convalescing.
  Mrs. W.D. Stewart, who has been poorly for a long time with heart trouble, improves very slowly.
  It rains four days in every week; get your rubber shoes of Weimer, they are cheaper than doctor bills.
  Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Cather and daughter, Miss Effie, and guest, Mr. Fleming, drove over to Burlington for supper last Sunday.
  Mrs. Carrie Sharpless went to Elk Garden Thursday evening to attend the funeral of Mr. Gaver Sharpless today.
  Shoe laces, all colors of shoe polishes, slippers and insoles at Weimer's Shoe store.
  Miss George Shelly has returned home from a pleasant visit to Cumberland.
  Mr. Fleming, of Kansas City, spent Sunday with Mr. J.M. Cather.
  D. Long & Son have pretty sweaters and ladies' knit jackets.
  Mr. E.B. Creel, of Cumberland, was here on business Monday.
  Mr. George Sincell, who had been in attendance upon the Land Show at Pittsburg, returned home Wednesday.
  Property sold well at the public sale made by Mr. H.L. Welch last Monday.
  Mr. Charles W. Bane and Miss Annie Bane visited in Keyser yesterday.
  Hon. W. L.(?) Crooks was in Grant county on business this week.
  Mr. R.G. Richardson went to Staunton, Va. Tuesday to take up lumber for the Richardson Furniture Co.
  Mrs. William Smith, of Elk Garden, visited in Keyser this week.
  Prof. J.C. Sanders, of the Prep. was an expert witness before the court in Elkins this week.
  Mr. and Mrs. Gus Everly returned Saturday from a visit to eastern cities.
  Handsome silks and winter weight dress patterns at I.M. Long's.
  Messrs. T.H. Davis and Herman left Friday of last week for an automobile trip through the Valley.
  Supt. Robert Grant, of Henry, was here on legal business this week.
  Mr. John Dixon was here on business Wednesday.
  Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Bright spent Thursday of last week in Hagerstown.
  Mrs. Spurgen and daughter, Miss Effie, of Terra Alta, visited Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Newman this week.
  Ladies, Don't forget the Dolly Madison guaranteed shoe, at Greenwade's.
  Mrs. John McMakin and daughters Eula and Edith, visited in Cumberland last Saturday.
  Mr. H.A. Blair visited his family here last Saturday and Sunday.
  Mr. Newton Lyons was in Keyser on business last Monday.
  Mr. Hurbert Miller spent Sunday with his family in Fairmont.
  Harra H. DeShong of Piedmont and Ethel Lena Sutlor of Barnum were married in Cumberland this week.
  Mr. Lee Combs, of Piedmont, attended court here this week.
  A number of Italians are leaving the U.S. and going back to Italy to fight for their country.
  Rev. C.P. Bastian left Wednesday morning for Taneytown, Md., to attend the Maryland Synod of the Lutheran Church. He will be absent for about one week. There will be no services in his church next Sunday forenoon, but Rev. Arnett, Field Secty of the Anti-Saloon League will conduct the service at 7:30.
  Mr. J.H. Markwood, undertaker, has received tow handsome new hearses to replace the two that were burned in the Potomac Milling and Ice Company livery barn last month.
  The same highgrade oysters as heretofore at Greenwade's.
  Miss Agness Herndon, of Tunnelton, visited friends in Keyser Sunday.
  Mrs. Ella Morrison of Elkins and Mrs. J. Smeltzer of Ridgeley spent Monday evening with Mrs. Isaac Mills.
  Mr. Harry Adams was with a crowd of hunters at Big Capon this week.
  Mr. A.H. Michael gladdened his Keyser friends by calling on them last Saturday.
  For the cold weather that is coming prepare to be comfortable and get your wool blankets at D. Long & Son.
  Born to Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Bolen, Spring St., Sunday, Oct. 15, a daughter. The child is named for both grand fathers, both grand mothers its father and the state that the father was born in. Its name is, Francis Virginia Maria.
  Mayor L.H. Mott and family, of Davis, lately made a visit to L.O. Mott, of Keyser, and other relatives at Antioch.
  Mr. and Mrs. A.G. White, who had been on a visit to Virginia, stopped in Keyser, enroute to their home at Durbin to visit L.O. Mott, brother to Mrs. White.
  Hon. C.M. Babb and Mrs. Babb spent Sunday in Keyser and left for their Morgantown home Monday on 55. The Tribune office is indebted to Mr. Babb for a pleasant call and encouraging words.
  All kinds of trade wanted at Greenwade's.
  Mr. William Schwinahart was attending to business before the County Court last Saturday.
  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Reed visited their son and daughter in Tunnelton over Sunday.
  Miss Catherine Sharpless spent last Friday in Cumberland.
  Mrs. E.M. Stottlemeyer and her mother, Mrs. Burton, left Tuesday for a two weeks' visit to Mt. Airy, Md.
  Mr. S.M. Arnold is in Keyser on business today.
  A large crowd of men arrived yesterday evening to work on the T.M. & P.R.R.
  Mr. N.S. Yoder, of Washington Bottoms, made the Tribune a pleasant call this morning, and added his name to our list of subscribers.
  Mr. Dan Bane, of near Burlington, fell a few days ago and severely injured himself, breaking one rib and sustaining other painful wounds.
  Mrs. J.Z. Terrell accompanied Mr. Terrell's mother to Washington today, on her way back to her Virginia home. Mrs. J.Z. Terrell will return home tonight.
  Miss Laura and Master Wm. Neville, who underwent operations for appendicitis in the Hoffman Hospital, are able to be out again.
  Mr. Joe Sobraske, a preparatory student, had the misfortune to have his collar bone broken while exercising in the school gymnasium this week.
  The wreck crew was called to Luke early Tuesday evening to remove some rocks from the tracks. Upon their return they were immediately called to Altamont, where an engine was derailed.
  Mr. W.I. Chesshire, who underwent a successful operation for appendicitis in the Hoffman Hospital last week is reported as getting along nicely.
  Mr. Leo Jellinek has returned home from a visit to Grafton, W. Va.
  Mrs. J.H. Offner, of Romney, W. Va., spent the past few days here with friends and relatives.
  Mrs. C.B. Gosnell returned to her home in Morgantown, W. Va., from a short visit to friends here.

Building Boom

  Keyser is enjoying a solid, substantial building boom. The Thompson Furniture Company has its large storeroom nearly completed, W.A.C. Welch is building two new dwellings on Willow Avenue, Charles Sievers is erecting a new dwelling and remodeling another on the same avenue, Hal Reynolds is having the Shay home remodeled and greatly improved preparatory to moving there and many other dwellings are being improved.
  The B. & O. is making extensive improvements to its passenger depot.

Gray - Conrad

  Andrew Cleveland Gray, of Newcreek, and Bertha Conrad, of Martin, Grant Co., were married in Cumberland this week.

Mrs. Wm. Montgomery

  Mrs. Caroline Montgomery, wife of William Montgomery, one of the oldest residents of Romney, W. Va., is dead, aged 85 years. Mrs. Montgomery was twice married, her first husband having been the late Jonathan Byran, Springfield, W. Va. The surviving children are Dr. L.B. Byran, Springfield, W. Va., James A. Byran, Luke, Md.; John M. Byran, of California; Mrs. Florence Pattersons, of Romney, and Mrs. W.E. Pattersons, of Davis, W. Va.

African Methodists in Union Meeting

  The African Methodists of Keyser, Piedmont, Westernport and Frostburg have connected their forces for a general revival along all lines. Rev. A. McDowell and Rev. W.W. Mayle, the pastors in charge, have just closed a very successful Meeting at Piedmont and Westernport where they had more than twenty sessions to the church on Tuesday evening a Musical and Literary contest was held at Westernport and repeated at Keyser on Friday night a gold ring was awarded to the best singer and a gold bracelet to the best speaker among the young ladies. The literary contest was in keeping with the spirit of African Methodism which aims to elevate the race along intellectual and industrial lines.
  An all day meeting will be held at Keyser A.M.E. Church on Sunday. The other churches named will unite here. The public is invited.

Three Dead

  Elias Hatfield, age 40, and Troy Hatfield, aged 36, brothers, and Octavo Gerone, an Italian, were almost instantly killed at Harewood, near Montgomery, Tuesday afternoon, in a pistol duel, resulting from a despute over the division of saloon territory in Fayette county. The Hatfields were sons of "Devil" Anse Hatfield, formerly leader of the West Virginia faction in the noted Hatfield-McCoy feud, which was waged for a dozen of years along the West Virginia border.
  The two Hatfields owned a saloon at Boomer, and in issuing saloon licenses in Fayette county it is understood that saloonists shall not live outside a restricted territory. Gerone was employed by Carl Hansau, who owned a saloon at Dannelton, two miles from Boomer, and Gerone was said to have been infringing on the Hatfield territory.


  Mr. I.P. Carskadon, of Heads_______ at his Alleghany farm last Friday.
  Mrs. Sherman Carnell and son, Herbert, of Mountain Breeze Hotel, visited Mrs. Henry Kitzmiller last week.
  Mr. B.M. Davis, of Keyser, paid a business visit to Wabash last Friday.
  Mr. Morgn (sic?) Bane has completed the County road from Sulphur to connect with the road leading from Hartmonsville to Emoryville.
  Messrs. T.T. Smith, J.E. Ludwick, and Tom Duling and Misses Katie and Carrie Duling attended the Brethren meeting at Alleghany Church, near Bismarck, last Saturday night. They report pleasant services.
  Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Duling of Gormania visited home folks last Sunday.
  Mrs. Porter, of Aurora, is the guest of her brother, Dr. J. Oliver Lantz.
  Mrs. Clarence Hanlin, of Bimarck, visited friends at Mt. Pisgah last Saturday.
  Mr. W.F. Welch, of Keyser, and Mrs. Berth Chrisman, of Crellin, Md., are on a visit to Mr. Neri Clark's.
  Misses Cora Ludwick and Leona Shillingburg returned Tuesday from a visit of several days to Mr. R.L. Neville's near Gormania. Col. M.D. Neville lives with his son, Robert. He is over Ninety years old.
  Messrs. Tom and Ervin Liller went to Romney to attend school last week.
  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Kitzmiller on last night, Tuesday, a ten pound boy. The mother is doing well, and everyone thinks that with good nursing, Henry will recover. Congratulations to all.
  Mr. Robert A. Rodruck, of Mt. Storm, is here gathering up calves for Mr. Smith, of Petersburg.
  Messrs. George Caplinger and Ellsworth Rotruck have moved from Wabash to Bush to work in the mines.
  Three of E.J. Roderick's children, of Wabash, have typhoid fever. Dr. Lantz is their physician.

Dawson News

  October 18 - Farms are getting ____us about their fall seeding which has been hindered on account of the wet weather, and many of them are not done corn cutting yet.
  Wirt. Buckey, the veteran painter for the W.M. Ry. Co., of Beverly, is here with his camp of paint daubers beautifying the Dawson and Gerstell bridges.
  Ammon Fleek and sisters, Myrtie and Naoma, of Barnum, are spending a few days with relatives and friends here.
  George Schell, of Cabin Run, and Myrtie Johnson, of Shaw, visited their uncle, S.D. Dawson, of this place, last Sunday.
  Bessie Leatherman, of Keyser, spent from Saturday of last week until Monday of this week with relatives here.
  Daniel Dawson, son of S.D. Dawson, was taken to the Western Maryland Hospital at Cumberland Tuesday to undergo an operation for rupture.
  Mrs. Annie Boward, of Cumberland, was the guest of Mrs. F. Stotler, last week.
  Miss Annie Stotler, of Clarksburg, visited her cousin, Floyd Stotler, one day last week.
  Rev. S.D. Dawson was called to Cumberland Tuesday to preach the funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, wife of Levi Baker, who died very suddenly Sunday Oct. 14, at 2 p.m., aged 70 years. Mrs. Baker, whose maiden name was Adams, spent most of her life in this immediate vicinity and was a member of the United Brethren church, loved and respected by all who knew her. Truly a mother in Israel has fallen. She leaves to mourn her departure, besides an aged husband, five sons, E.B. Baker, of McCoole, Md., J.R. Baker, of New Creek district, I.D. Baker, of Montrose, W. Va., and R.E. and A.B. Baker, of Ridgeley; and 3 daughters, Mrs. Susan Huff, Mrs. Essie Miller and Mrs. Clara Miller, all of Ridgeley. The funeral took place from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Miller with whom she had been living for the past year. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery. The pallbearers were George and Charles Tasker, Russell, William, Henry and Howard Kight and Will and Leonard Adams, all nephews of the deceased.


Champ Clark

  It was the magnificent record of the House Democrats in the Sixty-first Congress under the leadership of Champ Clark, which laid the foundation for the sweeping victory of 1910; electing a Democratic House, seven Democratic Senators to seats held by Republicans and six Democratic Governors to displace Republicans. Everyone, from the sagest political observer to the veriest tyro in politics, who studies the results of the election of 1910, must be convinced that the victory was distinctly a national one, won on the national issues and due to causes which stirred the nation. . . .
  . . . . It is only natural then, that the public should desire to know all about the man who holds the second most powerful office known to our system of government, the highest honor which the Democrats had to bestow, and there is nothing strange in the fact that a great many of them wish to promote him to the highest station.
  It is probably that the career of no man of this generation is more typically American than that of the present Speak of the House. He unites within himself the strength and virtues of the stern unbending Puritans and the brilliant Cavaliers. His father was born in New Jersey and his paternal grandfather in Connecticut. On his mother's side all of his ancestors, the Beauchamps, the Robertsons, the Jetts were Virginians and Kentuckians. His grandfather was a member of the Kentucky legislature and his second cousin, James Robertson, was a Representative in Congress and is ranked among the greatest Chief Justices of Kentucky.
  Mr. Clark describes his father as having been "handsome, highly intellectual, uneducated in a technical sense, though extraordinarily well informed, not a public speaker, but a skillful hand at arguing in private conversation and in telling an anecdote, an enthusiastic amateur Democratic politician with no desire to hold office, with a twenty-four-inch head, most of it in front of his ears, absolutely honets, without ambition for money and accumulating none, seemingly intended by nature for one of the learned professions, with a consuming desire to have his children well educated.
  His mother, Aletha Jane Beauchamp, died when he was three years old and he does not remember her, but all accounts agree that she was a beautiful and lovely woman. He has no brother and only one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Clark Haley, wife of Rev. J.J. Haley of Lodi, California.
  Few Americans have had more versatile careers. Starting out to make his own way when but a tiny lad he was successively farm hand, school teacher, clerk in country store, teacher again, president of a college at twenty-three, editor of a country newspaper, lawyer, member of the Legislature, Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  He earned his way through college by his own efforts, teaching school in the summer to earn the means to go to college during the winter. Although he never mentioned the fact, it is nevertheless true that he graduated, not only with the highest honors of his class, but with the highest grade ever attained at Bethany College.
  Despite his own high scholastic honors and the fact that he himself holds the degree of A.B., A.M. and LL.D. of Bethany College, West Virginia, and L.L.B. of the Cincinnati Law School, Mr. Clark does not place a high value on college degrees. He loves learning and is fond of learned men, but he insists that while a great deal of information is necessary to success in public life, it matters nothing where or how the information is obtained. He is, however, a strong advocate of a collegiate course, whenever possible, and sums up the benefits as follows: "1. - A college course renders it easier for a person to accumulate information that by digging it out for himself, as the professors should be able to show him short cuts and to direct him into the paths of least resistance so that he can gain the larges amount of information with the expenditure of the minimum of time, energy and money. 2. - Practicing in debating and literary society is of incalculable value. 3. - Association with teachers and fellow students enables a person to absorb much information - the easiest and least expensive way to obtain it. A boy who mingles with persons better informed that he cannot fail to obtain information unless he is stone deaf, even if he studies little, or none at all."
  The Speaker stated on the floor of the House several years ago that he would rather be President of the University of Missouri than to be a Representative, a Senator in Congress, or the Governor of Missouri.
  He proves is faith in college by his works, as he is sending his son to the University of Missouri and fitting his daughter for college at a Washington school.

Circuit Court

  Circuit Court convened for the regular October term last Tuesday forenoon, Judge F.M. Reynolds on the Bench.
  The grand jury returned nine indictments for misdemeanor and eight for felony.
  The judge charged the jury to give special consideration to the condition of the public roads of the county and to the New Creek road especially.
  The grand jury made the following report on public roads:
  "Whereas the attention of the grand jury has been called to the condition of our county roads by the Judge of the Circuit Court in his instructions, and we have made investigation as to the condition of said roads, we call the attention of the County Court to this most serious matter and recommend that they immediately devise ways and means to improve said roads as soon as possible."
  "We have made investigation of the possibilities of raising funds consistent with the law and have reached a conclusion that the law does provide a manner by which sufficient and necessary funds may be raised."
  "We would recommend that the attention of the County Court by first directed to the improvement of the New Creek and Hardy Turnpike."
  "We further recommend that the County Court at as early day as possible give attention to the improvement of the Emoryville road in Elk District."
  The Court appointed F.H. Babb, George W. Bane, J.W. Vandiver, Warner Leatherman and John S. Ward commissioners to allot to Mrs. Annie R. Paris, widow of W.R. Paris, her dower right in the estate.

Body of Miss Shannon

  The body of Miss Sallie Shannon, the young girl who, with Rev. E.B. Druen, was drowned Sunday afternoon, October 8, was found Wednesday morning lodged up on the shores of Taylor's island, six or seven miles below where the tragedy occurred, and over four miles below where the body of her companion was found. It is thought that the heavy rain of Tuesday night, which slightly raised the waters of the South Branch, raised the body, which, it is presumed, was caught somewhere along the banks.
  The body was badly decomposed, having lain in the water for eleven days. The body was immediately taken to Springfield and taken to the funeral parlors from which it was taken to the home of the girl's mother, Mrs. Edith Shannon.
  Mrs. Shannon is still very ill and her conditions is somewhat serious. To her the suspense has been terrible.

At Dan's Rock

  A large number of the students of the Prep. enjoyed a picnic at Dan's Rock last Saturday. They enjoyed the trip going and coming, were inspired by the grand scenery, partook freely of the dinner and most of all were delighted with the social features.

Death of Infant

  The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.C. Mills, who live at 15 A. Street, died last Monday and was buried in their home cemetery in the country Tuesday.

A Pleasant Evening

  The Epworth League of Grace M.E. Church, South, gave a very delightful entertainment in the lecture room of the church last Tuesday evening, which was enjoyed by a large crowd.

Fountain News

  We are sorry to say that Mr. George Staggs Sr. is on the sick list at this writing. Also Mrs. William Urice is very ill with typhoid fever.
  Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Rogers and Mrs. Edward Staggs, spent Sunday at Mr. J.P. Fertigs.
  Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Urice were calling on Mr. and Mrs. John Urice Sunday.
  Mr. Berkley Baily and Miss Blanch Staggs visited at the home of Mr. J.W. Rodgers Sunday.
  Miss Eathel (sic?) Steedman was calling at the Knobley View Farm Saturday evening.
  Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Bailey were calling on Mr. and Mrs. Newton Umstot Sunday.
  Mr. William Rogers began his school at the Gate School house Monday last.
  Sunday School Sunday at 10 A.M.

Lone Girl.

A Rare Bird

  Mr. W.P. Ferribee shot a Golden Eagle near his home last Tuesday that measures seven feet from tip to tip. He killed the bird with a shot gun at a distance of about 80 yards. He has sent it away to have it mounted. It is a rare bird in these parts and the one Mr. Ferribee killed is a very fine specimen.

Buried at Piedmont

  The body of John Kight, who was killed in Trotter mines, near Connellsville, Pa., was shipped to Piedmont, W. Va., Wednesday. Mr. Kight was one of the most trusted employees of the company in the service of which he had been for 27 years. Superintendent P.J. Tormay and Constable and Mrs. Roland accompanied the body to Piedmont. He was related to the well known Kight family of Piedmont and Westernport.

Pleases Audience

  At the Odd Fellows Hall in Morgantown last Tuesday night, Mr. Allen Lambdin, assisted by other artists, gave a most interesting and entertaining program before a large and appreciative audience. Mr. Lambdin's songs were well received and the papers say it was one of the most enjoyable entertainments given in Morgantown for months.

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