Tribune - Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia

VOL. 41

Friday, September 29, 1911

A Social Event

  On Friday evening September 2nd, the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.K. DeVries was the scene of one of the social events of the season, a reception being given by Mrs. DeVries in honor of her cousin, Miss Marian Mugler, of Old Point Comfort, Va., and Miss Jessie Lee Caudy and Miss Margurite Boggs, of Baltimore, Md.
  The reception hall was beautifully decorated in autumn leaves and ferns, and the dining room with pink roses and smilax. Mrs. DeVries was assisted by Misses May Long, Hattie, Emily and Catharine Coffroth, Fannie Leps, Helen Alkire and Mrs. T.D. Leps and Mrs. L.S. Leps.
  Many beautiful selections were rendered on the "Victrola" from Carusu, Tetrizzini, Constanton, and many others of the Grand Opera singers. Mrs. T. L. Leps served at the Punch Bowl, and incidentally kept everyone in a good humor. A sumptious supper was served in the dining room, the color scheme of pink and white being carried out. Miss Mugler is a pretty and popular young lady of Old Point Comfort, and is paying her first visit to Keyser. Miss Caudy and Miss Boggs are well known here and have been camping on the South Branch this summer.
  Those present from out of town were: Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Davis, Baltimore, Md., Miss Vossler, Wheeling, W. Va., Miss Cowherd, Cumberland, Md., Miss Hoffman, Thomas, W. Va., and Miss Scherr, Louisville, Ky.

Dawson News

  Sept. 27. Dear readers of the Tribune, as Lucas is taking a nap I will send in a few items to see if I can wake him up.
  Mr. Ralph Makel an employee of the Ritchte Orchard Co., and Miss Blanche Miller, daughter of G. T. Miller and known to the readers of the Tribune as Mountain Girl, left the state of single bliss and entered the happy land of matrimony Sept. 14, 1911. Promptly at 4:30 p.m. the couple entered the parlor and was met by Rev. S. D. Dawson who performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate family and a few invited guests. The same evening Miss Bessie Miller, sister of the bride, celebrated her 21st birthday by giving the young people an entertainment in their home at Chestnut Dale, west end of Ash Cabin Run, all reported a good time and wish Miss Bessie the return of many happy anniversaries.
  A little 4-year-old son of Maud Mikels, who is staying with Mrs. Baxter Armentrout, at the Mineral County Alms House fell in the Potomac River the morning of the 18th and before he could be rescued he was drowned. The remains were taken to Cross the 19th for interment. Our heart felt sympathy goes out to the grief stricken mother.
  Robert Yonker and wife, who have been visiting at Everson, Pa., for the past few weeks returned Tuesday of this week.
  Miss Myrtle Johnson, of Shaw, spent last Sunday and Monday with relatives here.
  Mrs. May Brady, of Westernport, is visiting at her father's, Mr. V. Bobo's this week.
  A revival meeting is being conducted in the home of Ross Robinsetts for the past two weeks, which has resulted in several conversions and the workers greatly revived.
  The protracted meeting with commence at Waxler school house at 7 p.m., Oct. 1st, under the leadership of Rev. S.D. Dawson.
  Master Daniel Dawson and James Bobo took a pleasure trip to Elkins last Sunday.
  Corn cutting and making apple butter is the order of the day here.
  John Meese and wife, of Moscow, visited at L.R. Llewellyns last Saturday and Sunday.
  Well if this escapes the W.B., I will write again, but look out for Lucas next week.

Elk Garden News

  Mrs. J.Z. Clark fell in her garden about three weeks ago and sustained injuries in her hip. Through the advice of her physicians she was sent to the Hoffman hospital at Keyser on Wednesday of last week. The report comes that her thigh bone is broken.
  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bennear went to Davis on Wednesday of last week to visit their daughter, Miss Nellie, who is a nurse in the hospital at that place.
  Walter H. Arnold assisted in packing the goods of the B. & L. store at Wabash preparatory to shipping them to some other point.
  Mrs. E. C. Kerns and Miss Freda Kerns, who live beyond Sulphur, were driving to Elk Garden last Monday in a buggy, and at No. 6 mine the horse shied and suddenly wheeling around. Miss Freda jumped out and was unhurt, but Mrs. Kerns was thrown out and a wheel passed over her. Medical aid soon arrived and dressed her wounds. She had a number of cuts about the head some severe bruises on her body.
  Charley Rollman left last Tuesday for Roswell, New Mexico, where he expects to make his home. We wish him success in that land of promise.
  Rev. J. W. Bedford will preach in the in Nethken Hill church next Sunday. This will mark the closing of his pastorate on this charge.
  General Superintendent of mines, Mr. Lee Ott, was in town last week and he and superintendent Robert Grant inspected the mining interests here. The probabilit [sic] is that there will be some new openings made soon.
  Our jovial teamster, Mr. Perry Streets, has a good garden, and this week he pulled a radish of huge dimensions. It measured twenty-one inches in circumference and twenty-two inches in length, and weighed ten pounds and one ounce. It is now on exhibition at the B. & L. store. Big radish that.
  Your correspondent raised some tomatoes this year that ranked with fair sized ones. One tomator weighed one pound and fifteen ounces and another one weighed two pounds.
  Roy Harris and Miss Mary Abernathy visited friends at Blaine last Sunday.
  Miss Nellie Bane returned to Buena Vista this week to pursue her studies in music and other branches. Eight students of this town are now attending school at different institutions.
  The Elk Garden school will begin next Monday, Oct. 2, and nearly all the schools throughout the district will begin then.
  Mr. Thomas Bennear moved this week to William, where the family will make their future home. We wish them success in their new home, but are sorry to see them leave.
  Rev. L. C. Messick is convalescing

Death of Mrs. Yost

  Mary Virginia Yost died at the home of her son, Rev. G. W. Yost, last Friday morning. She had reached the age of 73 years and 8 months and was ripe for the harvest. Her life was fraught with many hardships and much suffering; but she fought its battles in the strength of the Lord and the power of His might, and died triumphant in the faith in which she had so confidently lived.
  The funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday at 3 p.m. by Rev. A.A.P. Neel, assisted by Rev. Frank Roberts, and the body was laid to rest in the family burying ground.

A Fatal Explosion

  At least 316 officers and men on the French Cruiser Liberte lost their lives because of an explosion on the war ship which blew up and sank that vessel near Toulon, France, September 25. There were three separate explosions. Twenty seamen on board the Democratic, which was near by, were killed from the concussion and flying debris. It is thought that a short circuit in the storeroom was the cause of the explosion. The windows in Toulon were broken and hundreds on the streets were knocked down by the concussion. The explosion was said to be similar to the one that sank the Maine. All France was greatly excited. The Liberte was the largest ship that France had.


Sept. 20
  We were pained to see in the Tribune of last week, a notice of the death of our old and trusted friend, Hon. G.H. Vandiver, of Higginsville, Mo. There were but a few months difference in the ages of "Charley" and the writer and being brought up on adjoining farms we were always intimate friends and associates; we always found him honorable in all our boyish games and sports, and when he grew to manhood those qualities never forsook him. When the Civil War commenced we differed in our political views, yet this failed to distroy [sic] our friendship and the confidence we placed in each other and wilst he was serving in the Confederate army and would visit his home, he always made a call - when it didn't look too blue up that way - to see his old friend. We might fill a column in this paper on the virtues and good qualities of this man, but that would be useless as he is well known to all of the older readers of the Tribune.
  J.G. Hanlin is making extensive improvements to his cattle barn by removing the old stone wall and replacing it with concrete; he is also putting in a concrete floor. D.W. Idleman has received a car load of drain tile and is hauling it out to his farm where he intends to dry up some of the swamps in his meadows.
  Miss Edith Oates returned to her home at Burlington last Sunday, after spending the past two weeks visiting her aunt, Mrs. Geo. Kitzmiller, of this place.
  Jeff Grove, of Petersburg, is in our community this week looking up young cattle, haven't heard of his buying any. The calves in this neighborhood have about all been sold. They brought anywhere from $10.00 to $19.00 per head for grades. Pure bred Angus calves being anywhere from $60.00 up to $100.00 per head.
  Sept. 26. Minor Cooper is improving his dwelling house by erecting a new kitchen and making other repairs.
  A.J. Lucas has taken down the chimney to his house and is erecting a new dining room and kitchen on a part of the land occupied by the chimney.
  Chestnuts are now getting ripe, and the crop is abundant. They are also very large and fine.
  Miss Myrtle Kitzmiller, of Natville, has been spending the past two or three weeks with her aunt, Mrs. Tillie Kitzmiller, and her cousin, Mrs. Clara Roderick.
  A sad accident occured last night when J.G. Hanlin started to drive his team home from G.S. Kitzmiller's he undertook to come by a near route which is quite rough, and when but a short distance from Mr. K.'s house, and sitting on the running gear of the wagon, his foot caught between the rubber bar and a stump, inflicting a bad strain and the spike in the bar over which the break chain is hooked was driven into his ankle joint to the depth of one and three fourth inches. He was taken to Mr. Kitzmiller and a doctor called, who say there are no bones broken. Conveyance has been sent from his home to bring him home, but they have not yet arrived.
Uncle John

Petersburg Notes

  Mrs. J.N. Shobe is visiting her parents at Burlington.
  A.J. Welton took his daughter, Miss Kathleen, to Winchester, Va., Monday, where she will become a student in Ft. London Seminary.
  Jesse Sites, of Rough Run, was here Wednesday. One week ago he returned from Woodstock, Va., where he attended a meeting of the Lutheran Syond, as a delegate from the Spring Run church. He reports a very good meeting.
  The will of the late Charles E. Hilleary, was probated at Oakland Tuesday of last week. It was made in 1905, and gave to each of his two sons and one daughter the sum of one hundred dollars and to Mrs. Hilleary the remainder of his estate.

Push Root

  The Goods Roads Picnic finished up about like it started; namely in good shape. After dinner the speakers started up again and did about as well on full stomaches as could be epxected. The road question was discussed all the way from the North Branch of the Potomac on the west to the Hampshire line on the east. One speaker didn't see [sic] to know where the line was and was for fixing the road clear to the Junction, before the committee called him off. They told him they had enough bad roads to fix in Mineral County without going into Hampshire. After the west to the east question had been exhausted they started in at the Ford of the creek and began to fix down the creek. About the time they got things fixed up as far as Headsville the band packed up and left, the leaving of which broke up the meeting. Some of the folks had intended staying to supper, but when the committee of ladies took an inventory of available supplies they found there wasn't anything left from dinner. This was a great disappointment, especially to the folks from the county seat. They stayed longer than they expected and when they found all the victuals had been consumed, they had to take a late start for home. Some of them swore they wouldn't come any more unless supper was guaranteed.
  The roads have improved some since the event. The mud has dried up and nature is once more looking after our thoroughfares in a manner acceptable to all.
  Real estate here abouts took quite a tumble the first of the week, when the rumor reached here that the railroad had discontinued operations. For the past week or so building lots and manufacturing sites have been advancing in value at a great rate. Every time any one heard a blast prices would go up a point or two. Last Thursday was the banner day in the price advancing business. It was a good morning for squirrel hunting and every one who had a gun was out. The people around here are not much for hunting so most of them stayed at home. When the hunters began shooting the stay-at-homes thought the gun reports were blasts on the new railroad and consequently property begun to go up at an alarming rate. By sun down every lot in Push Root was $1.17 above par. There would have been lots of money lost and possibly a panic if any money had changed hands but as it was nothing of this kind occurred. There will be a mass meeting in the Push Root school house next week at 7:30 p.m., to adopt resolutions to some effect, and see if the situation can be relieved.
  There have been no applications received as yet, from teachers who are anxious to teach our school. If the balance of the schools in the county would hold an examination like the trustees do here, the teaching standard would be raised about 23 1/2 percent. The examination, given at this place by the officers, is not hard if the examinee has any learing [sic] whatsoever; but it seems they all balk at the questions. The school pays $17.00 per month and found. The propisiton [sic] will be left open awhile longer and unless some suitable applicant applys by that time each and every pupil in the community is going to be enrolled in a correspondence school. Come on now teachers, before the boat leaves you.
  The Push Root Debating and Literary Society will organize for a strenuous winter of intelectual uplift. Various topics of interest and disinterest will be discussed and many papers containing much useful and ornimental admonition will be read by the different members. Good order is guaranteed and every body is invited to attend.
  Silas Cloverblossom, while cutting corn in his corn field, let his corn cutter slip and cut his little toe nearly off. He said it didn't make so much difference about the toe as it had a corn on it anyhow but he hated awful that he cut his boot.
  Miss Laura Root has started to crochet a few hot water bottles. It looks like Laura is taking time by the fore lock and getting ready for Christmas.
  Lori Wallace hasn't been to Burlington for a few days.
  Millard Welch came down to the picnic last week. Millard has had more hard luck. The largest watermelon in his patch got over balanced; rolled down the hill pulling up the vine as it went, and busted all to pieces at the foot of the hill.
  Jake Thrash and Lee Bane have harvested and sold over 7000 watermelons so far. No wonder it was so dry awhile back. It took all the water to supply these melons.
  There will be singing at the school house next Sabbath.
  Uncle Hiram, Hez Root's pap, is right poorly after the picnic. The old man holds up pretty well and taking it all in all, guess he is about the same

W. V. U. Enrollment

  The enrollment at the West Virginia University Tuesday reached 367, exceeding about 40 the enrollment for the second day last fall term. New students are arriving and the enrollment is expected to reach 400 by the end of the week.
  The football squad numbers 40, and the first game will be placed with Waynesburg, Pa., next Saturday.

Pure Bred Sheep

  Mr. Ren Smith, of near Burlington, received a pure bred Blackfaced Highland Ram last Wednesday t5hat he purchased of the Table Rock Stock Farm, Sterlington, N.Y. Mr. Smith is one of the leading sheep breeders of our county and has purchased this fine specimen for the purpose of further improving his flock.

President Taft Declines

  President Taft has notified the authorities that he will not be able to be present at the inaguration [sic] of Prof. Thomas E. Hodges as president of the University in Morgantown the first week in November. Mr. Taft does not expect to return to Washington from his Western Tour before the first of November and could not be away from the Capital again so soon thereafter.

Beaver Run Items

  Invitations are out to the marriage of Miss Edith Cheshire and Mr. A. O. Whipp, both of this neighborhood, on the 4th of October at noon. It is said the bride and groom will leave same day on a bridal trip east a few weeks. Many guests have been invited.
  Daniel Arnold and Miss Florence Cheshire went to Old Fields Tuesday to visit a few days.
  Things sold pretty well at the sale of the estate of the late Joseph Fleming. John Swisher, of New Creek, bought the farm for $1000.
  Mrs. Magdalena Hiett, of North River, is visiting relatives in this section.
  D. B. Arnold and Mrs. Annie Shoemaker came down a few days this week. They drove through in a spring wagon and will take back some little property they still have here. Mrs. Shoemaker expects soon to go to Davis to keep house for her brother-in-law, David Shoemaker, whose wife died some time ago. Later she will be joined in the home by her daughter, Miss Myrtle.
  Ernest Bush, wife and children, of Terra Alta, will come Thursday to J. B. Leatherman's on a visit over Sunday. Mrs. Bush is a sister to Mrs. Leatherman. The Bush family will be enroute to Florida to live.
  Miss Zulo Gochenhour, of Va., and Edgar Leatherman were guests at G. S. Arnold's over Sunday. Both formerly were students at Bridgewater. Miss Gochenhour was visiting her uncle's at Moorefield and came here to visit Miss Bessie Arnold. Monday she took the train at Vanderlip for Georgia where she will teach music in the public school.

For Rent

Barder [Barber?] Shop nicely furnised. Good Location. $15.00 per month including water. Apply at once. J.M. Bright. Keyser, W. Va.

T. M. & P. Railroad

  Last Saturday morning work was suspended on the Twin Mountain and Potomac Railroad. Those in charge of the enterprise became discouraged because of the high prices demanded for rights of way through properties and feeling that the amounts of money voted by New Creek and Welton Districts would not be sufficient to purchase same, the two forces that were camped, one near Town Spring and the other near D.A. Arnold's residence, ceased operations, after considerable distance of the road bed had been graded. Many of our citizens were very blue last Saturday over the outlook, for they had expected the road to be a great help to Keyser and the county.
  The first of the week citizens of Keyser and the county took hold of the situation and they hope to be able to adjust matters and have the road built as previously planned. Citizens along Pattersons Creek Valley are offering free rights of way, if the Company will construct and run the road from Burlington to Pattersons Creek Depot. That route would carry the trade away from Keyser.

Stonewall Jackson

  CLARKSBURG. Sept. 26 - With appropriate ceremonies that were attended by a large throng, an elegant bronze tablet designating the birthplace site of the noted Confederate general, Thomas J. ("Stonewall") Jackson, was unveiled, and Crosses of Honor were bestowed on sixteen veterans of the Confederate Army by Stonewall Jackson Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy of Clarksburg.
  The tablet was unveiled by Master Gilmore Weston, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore Weston, of Carisle Court, in the absence of Miss Isabel Arnold, of Buckhannon, grandniece of General Jackson, who was unable to come to Clarksburg owing to the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Laura J. Arnold.

Burlington Charge

  The Third quarterly meeting will be held Oct. 1st and 2nd at Reese Chapel. Rev. M. H. Kees will preach and hold communion service Sunday at 8 p.m. The presiding Elder, Rev. G. D. White, will hold the conference on Monday at 11 o'clock. The Woman's Missionary Meeting will be held at 2 o'clock p.m. Dinner in the grove. The Pastor will preach Oct. 1st at Pilgrims Rest at 10:30 a.m. and at Ward's Chapel at 3 p.m. and Purgittsville at 8 p.m. Service every night at Ridgeville.
A. A. P. Neel

New Creek News

  The tannery isn't doing much now and several families are getting ready to move.
  Mrs. Aaron George has returned to her home at the Tannery. She has been visiting D.W. Billmyers, at Martin, Grant Co. She has been right poorly with erysipelas. One of her little girls is troubled with the same disease. Dr. F. Scott is her attending physician.
  Charles Bosley is visiting relatives and friends at Williamsport this week, he will return Saturday.
  Mrs. John Workman and daughter, Isabelle, have returned home from a weeks visit near Purgittsville and Junction.
  Wahneta Cunningham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Cunningham, has had a right bad spell of tonsilitis, we are glad to say she is about well again.
  Miss Mary Leatherman, of near Junction, is visiting here now. She came over with her aunt, Mrs. Mervin Mellon, last Sunday.
  Miss Eva Corbin, of Keyser, is here on a few days visit at this writing.
  Willie Shoemaker attended the meeting at White Pine Church near Purgittsville Saturday and Sunday.
  Mr. Harry Corbin visited his sister, Mrs. Jas. Leatherman, of Junction, over Sunday.
  Mr. Albert Bosley is getting ready to move to Twin Mountain.
  We are sorry to hear the work of Twin Mountain Potomac Railroad has come to a close; it is too bad that Cleve Gray, Sam Grimm and Jim Leatherman have lost their job.
  Bertha Armentrout, of Martin, is working for Mr. Geo. Hott's of this place.
  We are glad to see Mr. Pat Kearn out again. We heard he had been housed up with theumatism.
  It was reported here that Chas. Bosley, of this place, has left his family, but it proved to be a mistake, it was another Chas. Bosley, of near Claysville.
  Mrs. Miles Cunningham took Miss Lucile Parker to Keyser first of the week on her way to her home in Cumberland. She had been here on a two weeks visit.
Keep on Guessing.

Harrisville, W. Va. - Sept. 12, 1911
Mr. John T. Sincell,
Keyser, W. Va.

 Dear Sir: I was highly pleased with the Peach Show given by your firm on September 1st and 2nd. To assist you in making the show of 1912 a greater success than the one just closed, I wish to offer as premiums 200 June Bud Peach trees, 200 One Year apple trees and 100 Two Year Cherry trees. The cherry trees to be used in special premiums.
  I think it would be appropriate to have a Cut Flower display in connection with the Peach Show, and as a premium, I wish to offer 100 best improted [sic] Single Holland Tulips, to the lady having the best display.
  I was pleased to have met you and birng [sic] from Keyser a kind remembrance of you, and the citizens of your town and community, I am,
R.R. Harris


  One pair Standard Computing Scales. Only been in use two months. For further particulars apply at TRIBUNE office.

  Large quanties [sic] of peaches were shipped from Keyser this week and they were of fine quality.
  Don't forget that D. Long & Son sell the best and the most stylish shoes that are made.
  A wreck occured in the B.&O. yards here on Sunday night caused by a side wipe of the yard engine and dining car. Fortunately no one was hurt, but much damage was done.
  If you want to please your wife, tell her to select a dress at D. Long & Son's store.
  They are unearthing election frauds in Baltimore, thirty-six election officers have been indicted, twenty-eight have been arrested, most of them have given bailed. It is hoped that the grand jury will go to the bottom __.

For Sale.

  At my home on Alice St. from September 25 to Oct. 7, I will ofer at private sale all my household goods consisting of Parlor Suit of 3 or 5 pieces, Dining room and bed room furniture also one hot plate complete, one Barbers Ideal Oil heater and various other things.
Eleanor Shay


  Misses Bessie and Isadelle Quinn, of Clarksburg, W. Va., were visitors here last week.
  Misses Durret and Anderson, of South Cumberland, are the guests of Miss Amanda Stevenson.
  Miss Mary Stevenson, of Cumberland, is spending a few days here with homefolks and friends.
  Miss Ora Akers has returned home from a pleasant visit to the home of her sister, Mrs. Owens, in Shepherdstown, W. Va.
  Mr. I. K. Jacobs spent Saturday and Sunday here with his family.
  Miss Opal Robinson returned to her home in Philippi, W. Va., Tuesday from an extended visit to friends here.
  Miss Emilie Coffrothe spent a few days with friends in Frostburg.
  Mrs. Virgil Font and children, of Purgittsville, are spending a few days here with relatives.
  Misses Mary and Amanda Stevenson and Ruth Davis left Monday evening on a short visit to Frostburg, Md.
  Mrs. D. T. Greenwade spent Monday in Cumberland.
  Mr. and Mrs. John Burke were the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in Myersdale, Pa. this week.
  Mrs. W. E. Crooks and daughter, Miss Hattie Ester, spent Monday in Cumberland.
  Mr. Dougas Glover left Sunday night for Baltimore, Md., where he will attend school this year.
  Mr. H. G. Steorts was quite sick at his home on West Piedmont street Monday.
  Mrs. J. H. Deffinbaugh is suffering with theumatism at her house on West Piedmont street.
  Mrs. John N. Shobe, of Petersburg, W. Va., was brought to the Hoffman hospital on Sunday, where she underwent an operation.
  Mr. John II, Parker, of Stone House lost a valuable mare last Sunday from lock jaw. The animal had stepped on a nail about a week before. We regret to hear of this loss.
  Frank Brennig, of Junction, accidentally shot himself with a small calibre rifle last Sunday, making a flesh wound below the ribs. Medical aid was at once summoned from Burlington and he is getting along nicely.
  Miss Susan Brady, Superintendent of the Hoffman Hospital, has returned from her vacation.
  Mr. John D. Pownall, B.&O. Agent at Springfield, W. Va. nearly twenty years died suddenly of acute indigestion. Friday, September 22.
  Mrs. W. M. Rickey and daughter Phillis, left Sunday night for Indinapolis [sic] where they will visit Mrs. Rickey's sister. They will be joined there by Orland Rickey, who has been in the North West, and all will return home together.
  Mr. J. F. Johnson, of Rappa hannock Co. Va. and a former citizen of Keyser, is visiting old friends here this week.
  Messrs. Aristotic Steorts and Harry Hodges left last Monday for Morgantown where they will attend the University.
  Mr. W. N. Krebs, of Baltimore, who represents Daniel Miller and Company, called on our merchants last Monday.
  Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Markwood visited the Misses Markwood, near Burlington, this week.
  Prof. Fred Koelz went to Morgantown the first of the week to be present at the opening of the 1911-12 session of the University. He will teach German there this session.
  Don't let the people fool you into believing that you can get ?ust [sic] as good goods elsewhere as can be had at D. Long & Son's store. They have the best.
  Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Wilson left Wednesday on a visit to Fostoria, Ohio.
  Miss Beulah McNemar returned home from Parkersburg on Tuesday.
  12, 15, 18, 20 and 25 gallon copper kettles at 25c per lb. at the S. & T. Hardware store. This offer holds good for the next two weeks only.
  Prof. C.P. Moore, head of the Commercial Department at the Prep. arrived Tuesday evening and is down to work.
  About eighty new men arrived this week and were put to work at the B. & O. Shops.
  Miss Elizabeth Hoffman was shopping in Cumberland Wednesday.
  Dr. Percival Lantz, of Alaska, was in Cumberland on business last Wednesday.
  Mrs. E.M. Stottlemyer and Mrs. Buxton spent Wednesday in Cumberland.
  Mr. W.S. Johnston has moved his family from East St. to 120 Spring St.
  Miss Ruth Homan left for Buena Vista Wednesday where she will spend another session at the Southern Female Seminary.
  Mr. J.C. Watson went to Petersburg Wednesday to attend to business matters.
  Miss Louise Whitford of Great Capon is visiting her aunt, Miss Ella Whitford.
  Misses Nan Miller and Nellie Johnson walked to Rees Mill last Saturday and killed a rattlesnake enroute.
  Mr. Edd. Kalbaugh and children were visitors here Wednesday afternoon.
  Mrs. J.W. Deffinbaugh is quite sick at her home on Piedmont St.
  Atty. H.G. Fisher was in Cumberland on legal business yesterday and today.
  Mr. M. Tamburini was in Keyser on business this week.
  Mr. F.C. Reynolds was in Cumberland yesterday.
  I.M. Long has the very prettiest of dress goods for the fall trade.
  Mr. H.A. Sliger, our accommodating barber, has had placed in front of his shop a very handsome iron sign post of the latest design.
  Dr. Yeakley returned the first of the week. While away he visited in Staunton, Va. and attended the Meeting of the Medical Socity [sic] at White Sulphur Springs. Mrs. Yeakley and the baby are visiting in Staunton.
  Prof. J.C. Sanders went to Martinsburg today to attend the Apple Carnival and solicit patronage for the Preparatory School.
  Mr. W. Seifers has moved his family from Piedmont St. to Fort Ave.
  Mrs. Amos Sneathen died suddenly at her home, near three Churches, last Sunday, aged 69 years.
  Miss Elva Adams visited at Dodson this week.
  Mr. Frank Kidner and family visited friends in Keyser and the county this week.
  Chief of police F.G. Davis and Prof. W.H. McIlwee and Mrs. McIlwee attended the Elkins fair this week.
  Mrs. Carrie Sharpless is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Channell, at Glady.
  Mrs. Jesse Sharpless and son are guest of Miss Katherine Sharpless.
  Miss Hallie Sayre has recovered from a spell of typhoid fever.
  Mrs. Blanche Owens, of Shepherdstown, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Akers.
  Superintendent Richard W. Thrush attend the Superintendents Conference at Martinsburg this week.
  Mr. N.U. Bond, of Oakland, was in Keyser this week.Miss Marian Mugler, of Old Point, Va., is the guest of Mrs. C.K. Devries at the Reynolds.
  Mr. and Mrs. George Sincell visited in Oakland last week and this.
  Mr. John T. Sincell was in Pittsburg on business the first of this week.
  Mr. J.H. Babb and Misses Margaret and Katherine Babb, of Jenningston, visited their mother and grand-mother, near Falls this week.
  Hon. C.M. Babb and Mrs. Babb, of Morgantown, spent last Sunday in Keyser and went to Grant County Monday for a visit.
  Mr. Ed. Cole and family, of Cumberland, spent Saturday and Sunday in Keyser.
  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bright and daughter, Louise, attended the Elkins Fair this week.
  The Stork brought twins to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Smith this week.
  A lot of men's shoes of odd sizes and at odd prices at Weimer's. The shoes are whole but the prices are pretty badly cut up.
  Mr. W.A. Liller and daughters, Misses Margaret and Jor__tha, were visitors to Baltimore this week.
  Mr. Dave Fleming made us a pleasant call yesterday.
  Mr. S.R. Biser, who was operated upon at the Hoffman hospital last week, was able to return to his home today. He is a son of the late Silas Biser.
  Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Gelwicks returned the first of the week from a pleasant visit to Pennsylvania.
  Rev. Geo. S. Arnold was in Keyser on business yesterday.
  Mr. W.S. Decker made a business trip to Old Virginia last week.
  The fall season is here and so are I.M. Long's fall goods.
  Dr. Romig, Mrs. Romig and Jack left last week for a two week's vacation during which time they will visit relatives in the city of Pittsburg and the state of Ohio.
  Mrs. E.J. Rodruck who spent the summer with her daughter, Mrs. Dailey Crawford, near Alaska, returned home last Saturday.
  Rev. S.D. Dawson, of Dawson, made us a pleasant call last Monday.
  You need to see the choice selection of fancy work that I.M. Long has.
  Mr. C.K. Devries, proprietor of the Reynolds Hotel, went to Wheeling Wednesday to attend the funeral of his brother, who died there suddenly last Tuesday.
  Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Winsboro spent last Sunday in Keyser.
  The Cumberland Fair will be held October 3-7.
  Of course the new railroad is coming to Keyser but it will be necessary to do some walking still, so get your shoes of Weimer.
  Mr. F.H. Babb was in Luke on business yesterday.
  Turkey and Italy are trying to kick up a war between themselves.
  Mr. and Mrs. P.F. Whitehouse and children left for Trenton, N.J., where they will make their future home.
  Mrs. Joe Fromhart is visiting her parents here.
  Mrs. A.S. Wolf has been on the sick list for a few days.
  The town of Keyser has decided to purchase a new set of(?) public scalels to take the place of the old ones on Armstrong St.

Paid in Full

  The North British and Mercantile Insurance Co. of London and Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co., of Philadelphia, represented by Col. W.E. Crooks and Home Insurance Co., of N.Y. represented by J.T. Doyle, who had insurance on the Thompson Furniture company stockth___ burned in the livery barn, have settled with the Furniture company in full without even deducting the usual discount. Settlement was made before the last embers had been extinguished.

Meeting at Frankfort

  There will be a Good Road Meeting in the public school house at Frankfort, this county, Saturday evening, October 7, beginning at 7 o'clock. The metting will be under the auspices of the Mineral County Good Roads Association, whose object is the improvement of the public highways of our county. Some of the prominent attorneys of our county, who have made careful study of the subject of Good Roads, will be present to address the meeting. All of the men, women and children of that section of the county are cordially invited to be present for it is a subject in which every class of our citizenship is interested. The ladies are especially requested to be present.

The Prince

  Mr. P.E. Shorrt, who is the inventor, is in Keyser displaying and selling agencies for a very wonderful Combination Tool which can be adjusted to different positions and made to serve the purpose of 20 different tools such as are needed in every shop and on every farm.


  Prof. C.P. Moore, recently appointed as Commercial teacher of the Keyser Preparatory School, has arrived and immediately entered upon his duties as Commercial teacher. Professor Moore is well known here, having been an instructor in the Preparatory school a few years ago.
Mr. O.H. Hoffman, Jr., has not returned to school yet but we expect his return to be soon. As reported last week, Mr. Hoffman suffered an injury to his knee, which may prove serious and may not. His host of student friends earnestly hope for his speedy recovery. Mr. Hoffman is a senior at the "Prep" and his absence is keenly felt by his classmates.
The Preparatory Herald will soon make its appearance. The Herald is the popular school paper, edited and supported by the students of the "Prep." The members of the Herald staff are Mr. V.B. Innskeep, editor in chief; Messrs. D.A. Christopher and O.H. Hoffman, Jr., associate editors; Mr. Earl Blair and Mr. J.S. Kenny, business managers; Miss Irene Davis, exchange; Miss Lora Fowler, locals and personals. Other members representing the student organizations are to be elected later.
  The only new student who enrolled this week was Miss Mary High. Miss High will be a member of the senior class.
  The call of the gridiron is gradually shaping out a football team for the "Prep." We hope to see some match games soon. While the warriors of the gridiron are laboring with the "pigskin," the tennis racket wielders are flaying the tennis ball in "bang-up" fashion.
  Mr. Fred Jones spent Saturday and Sunday last with his home folks at Elk Garden. Mr. Jones is a member of the Freshmen class. Mr. McDowell, our noted humorist, spent Saturday and Sunday at his home in Wabash. Miss Viva Jones, a graduate of the "Prep," is a weekly visitor to the school.
  We can now report a student body that is enthusiastic, willing, jovial and determined to do the best year's work of their career, so keep your eye on the "Prep."

Three Men Dead

  For a drink of whiskey three men were killed on the 20 inst. at Dodson, this county. Two shot to death and the third, with his body slashed almot [sic] to ribbons, died a few minutes after he had fired the fatal shots.
  Larry McDade, 38 years old, a miner, was sitting near the railroad tracks drinking from a bottle, when two Italians demanded a drink. McDade refused them.
  Drawing stilettos, the foreigners attaced [sic] McDade, who, after being slashed with the keen blades, finally managed to draw his revolver. He sent a bullet through the heart of one of the Italians, but then his weapon regfused [sic] to work, and the remaining Italian struck him in the throat with his stiletto. Using the body of the dead Italian as a shield, McDade continued the fight. Both men fell to the ground, and McDade's revolver, striking a stone, was again in working order. He fired at the Italian, who dropped dead.
  The wound in McDade's neck was fatal, and he fell to the ground, where some miners found him. He had not yet lost consciousness, and related the story of the fight, dying shortly afterward. -- Oakland Democrat.

  Storing vegetables. Onions: Store in a loft rather than in the cellar. In the latter they will sprout, to their injury. A few parsnips for winter use may be lested and stored in sand in the cellar; but, as freezing sweetens them, it is best to leave many of them outdoors for later use. Potatoes: Store in bins one foot or eighteen inches deep, raised somewhat from the floor. Do not bruise or they will rot. Roots in the nature of salsify and horse radish, freezing does not hurt so the main lot may stay out where grown; but some should be dug and put in earth in the cellar for winter use.
From October Farm Journal.

  Reciprocity failed in Canada, but it wins at Weimer's; free shoes in exchange for free silver.

Good Roads

  "You have no real national system of good roads!" exclaimed Baron de Constant in pointing out the most serious defects he found in America. The bad roads he finds wherever he goes are a surprise to a foreigner, who sees America excelling Europe in almost every line of material advancement. Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin urged the building of good roads as essential to progress. In the early days of the republic, internal improvements were advocated in party platforms. Legislatures voted large sums for construction of canals, and roads were built by States and turnpike companies. The era of railroad building followed and for a generation most of our capital and energy went into railroads. As a consequence, we have the greatest system in the world. But meanwhile we have neglected our rivers and highways.
  The country is at last awake to their importance, and we are entering upon a period of road building unparalleled in our history. Maryland is spending millions to provide good roads for every section, and both parties advocate the continuace of the work. Gen. T. Coleman du Post is building a $2,000,000 boulevard to run through Delaware, providing for driveways, paths for pedestrians and space for electric cars. The main roadway is to be 42 feet wide, and probably will be laid with bitulithic(?) pavement. The right of way is to be 202 feet wide. California is spending $18,000,000 on roads, a complete system to be built linking all parts of that immense State.
  In North Carolina surveyors are laying out lines that will stretch from the mountains to the sea, and a second route is projected running through the southern section from Charlotte to Wilmington. Tennessee is to build a highway clear across the State from Bristol to Memphis. Linked with the North Carolina project, it would provide a route from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. Arkansas farmers and townsmen not long ago donated laborers, machines, and money, grading many miles of roadway in a single day. Georgia and Alabama are inspired with the same spirit, and scouts in automobiles are marking out new routes.
  Automobilists are urging the building of a highway across the continent, and the New York - to Atlanta and New York - to Montreal routes are almost certain to be completed within a few years.
  Millions have been wasted by patch work, but the whole tendency is now toward central highways running through States and from one state to another, and this in time will give us a national system that will stretch from Maine to California, from Canada to the Gulf.

Keyser Gun Club

  Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Topperwein, the celebrated marksmen, will give an exhibition of expert and fancy shooting here, which everyone ought to see, as no such marvelous shooting has ever been done in this section. It will be a revelation to all of the wonderful possibilities of the modern arms and amunition in the hands of the greatest experts. Mr. Topperwein is the acknowledged dean of fancy and trick shots, and his many feats are of a highly sensational character. Mrs. Topperwein has no equal among women for adeptness in shooting. Ladies are especially urged to go and witness her astonishing skill with shotgun, rifle and pistol. Admission will be free to all.
  Some idea of the unusual character of the exhibition given by the Topperweins will be gained from the following remarks: Adolph Topperwein, the greatest living fancy and flying target shot with a rifle, represents the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., and lives in San Antonio, Texas. His native state has long been noted for its expert shooters and this p__hant for shooting among Texans, added to his natural ability, undoubtedly accounts for the wonderful skill he displays. He uses no special equipment, but ordinary Winchester rifles, shooting regular cartridges with solid ball; or, in other words, cartridges such as are sold by all dealers. He shoots at oranges, apples, bits of coal or brick, walnuts, small marbles, empty cartridge shells, and many other tiny objects, which are all thrown into the air and hit with either rifle or revolver.
  In the most remarkable exhibition of rifle shooting ever given, Mr. Topperwein shot for ten days at 72,500(?) 21-4 inch blocks thrown into the air by an assistant, missing only 9 out of the entire lot and only 4 out of the first 50,000. During the shooting he made straight runs of 14,540, 13,599, 13,292, 13,219 and 10,383.
  The shooting outfit he used as two Winchester automatic rifles and Winchester cartridges, and the loading of the rifles was done by himself. Considering the almost incredible score and the tremendous strain of such incessant shooting, it is unlikely that this record will ever be beaten.
  Other remarkable feats by Mr. Topperwein with the rifle were his scoring of 85 out of 100 21-2 inche targets thrown into the air while riding at full speed in an automobile; and the breaking of 3,507 targets without a miss at the World's Fair in St. Louis.
  Mr. Topperwein is the originator of many marvelous fancy and trick shots and also of the feat of drawing the outlines of Indian chiefs and other pictures with bullets shot from a rifle. Rifle shooting is not his only acquirement, as he does wonderful work also with revolver, pistol and shotgun.
  Mrs. Topperwein, who shoots to demonstrate the superior quality of the American Powder Mills "dead shot" smokeless powder is undoubtedly the premier lady shot of the world. Although she took up shooting only a few years ago, she has great skill with the rifle, shotgun and pistol. Shooting comes natural to her, as without seeming difficult she masters various kinds of shooting quickly.
  Her first public appearance was at the World's Fair in St. Louis, where, with a Winchester automatic rifle, she broke 967 out of 1,000 21-2 inch flying targets and later, 1995 out of 2000 with a straight run of 1437.
  Besides being a wonderful wing and fancy shot, Mrs. Topperwein is a consistent shooter at the traps and has won many high averages in open competitons, shooting against the best professional and amateur shots in the world. Among her scores are 198 x 200, 245 x 250, 385 x 400, and 485 x 500. At San Antonio, Texas, July 18, 1908, she broke 961 1,000 targets thrown from regulation traps at the regulation distance, shooting the entire number of shots in 4 hours and 35 minutes.
  At the Pacific Coast Handicap, held at Seattle in 1910, Mrs. Topperwein won high general average over a large field of best shots of the Pacific Coast and Canada. On the first day of the tournament, she made the remarkable score of 195 x 200, which included 20 doubles, and on the final day, she broke the entire program of 100 singles straight. She has broken 100 straight and better a great number of times, her longest run being 226.
  Her score at the Grand American Handicap, held at Chicago in 1910, where she was the only lady shooting, as 69 x 100 from 19 yards. Mrs. Topperwein is the only lady in the world who who ever had the honor to qualify as a national marksman. In open competition, shooting at 200, 300 and 500 yards with a military rifle.
  Mr. and Mrs. Topperwein will shoot at the grounds of the Keyser Gun Club, on Trout's Fort, on October 6th, 1911, beginning at 1:30 o'clock p.m.

Stonewall's Sister

  Mrs. Laura J. Arnold, only sister of the late Gen. Stonewall Jackson, died at the City Hospital in Buckhannon Monday morning. Mrs. Arnold was in her eighty-fifty year and was very active until within a few weeks ago. She was born in Clarksburg, then in Virginia, but now West Virginia, in 1826, and was married in 1843 to the late Jonathan Arnold, of Beverly, Randolph county. Mrs. Arnold possessed many of the characteristics of her distinguished brother. But one of her three children survives - Thomas Jackson Arnold, of Elkins.

Hardy County News

  Atty. L. J. Forman of Petersburg, was here yesterday on legal business.
  Dr. Wm. C. VanMeter, of Pittsburg, was here several days this week practicing his profession.
  Edward Fay Hartman and Miss Laura Bean, both of Keyser, were married in Cumberland last week.
  Q. R. Simmons and wife, who spent a week here visiting relatives, returned to their home in Keyser Saturday morning.
  Paul Baldwin and Miss Lucy Kuykndall both of this community, were united in marriage on last Thursday night.
  Miss Jones, who has been a guest at the home of J. Wm. Gilkeson for several weeks, has returned to her home in Wheeling.
  Floyd B. Mathias has accepted a position as principal of the school at Burlington. He will be assisted by Miss Ann Vandiver.
  We neglected to mention in our last issue the departure of Miss Sallie Chambers, for a visit to Mrs. R. G. Lobb, at Washington, Pa.
  Miss Mary Wright, of Burlington, has gone to Strasburg to spend the winter with her uncle R.S. Wright. She will attend school there this winter.
  Eureka Orchard Company, of Moorefield, has been charted by the secretary of state. Capital stock, $25,000, of which $500 has been subscribed and $50 paid. Incorporators: Dr. H.L. Gamble and Floyd B. Wilkins, of Moorefield, and E.M. Baker, John A. Mikeswell and Seth A. Allen, of Waynesboro, Pa.
  Mrs. H.C. Baker left last Friday for Philadelphia to spend a week with Mrs. W.S. Cunningham, who was operated upon in a hospital in that city several weeks ago and who, we are glad to say, is getting along nicely.

Big Price for Orchard

  C.D. Wysong, sheriff of Jefferson county, W. Va., has been offered for ten acres of his orchard located near Shepherdstown, $10,000, and refused it. Mr. Wysong has an orchard of twenty acres he planted about fourteen years ago. This year he had about 2,800 barrels of apples, and realized nearly $6,000 from his crop.

Public Sale

  I will sell at Public Auction, on the Geenwall Jonson (sp?) farm, near Rees Mill, this county, on Tuesday, October 10-1911, all of my personal property consisting of valuable horses, mules, cattle, hogs, feed, farm implements, household goods, etc. Sale to begin at 9:30 o'clock a.m. See bills that give the full description of the property to be sold.
  E.R. Kuykendall

Select Castle M. C.

  Rev. John F. Dayton and Messrs. J.W. Dayton, C.E. Dayton and John Bill attended the 23rd session of the Select Castle Mystic Chain at Thomas this week. Rev. George Hopwood, of Mannington, who is high up in the order stopped over in Keyser enroute to that meeting.

A Real Gusher

  The first real oil well that is a bonafide gusher in Southern West Virginia is only 12 miles from Charleston. The well drilled in Thursday on the Lou Schwartz farm at the mouth of Blue Creek by the United Fuel Gas Company has proved to be the largest in this end of the state and the production of 200 barrels of oil which the flowed the first day has kept up steadily. Excitement in the neighborhood of the big strike is intense. The well was in a way a wildcat, for the lease the drilling company had held on the Schwartz farm was just about to expire and by the conditions of this lease the company must either drill or give up their hold on the property. Already the United Fuel Company had prospected on Blue Creek, Falling Rock and other places all around the mouth of Blue Creek and it was in no way expected that any oil would be struck. The company however took the risk of getting enough gas to pay for the drilling, and to hold the lease, put down the well.

Mrs. Wm. H. Bortemarkle

  Mrs. Marcy C. Brotemarkle [transcriber's note: spelled two different ways in the article] aged 46 years, wife of Wm. H. Brotemarkle, died at the Western Maryland hospital at 12:45 o'clock Saturday morning from typhoid fever. Mrs. Brotemarkle is survived by her husband, and four children, Robert L. Brotemarkle, Mrs. Mary B. Davis, Mrs. Michael Long and James Henry Brotemarkle, also two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Brotemarkle was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hickle. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Brotemarkle residence.

William E. Frankland

  William E. Frankland aged 19 years, the youngest son of James L. Frankland, of Covington, Va., died Thursday night of last week at the University Hospital, Charlottesville, Va., of blood poisoning. He was taken to the hospital Sept. 17 to be operated on for appendicitis, and during the operation it was found that an abcess had formed around the appendix. Frankland was born in Westernport, Md.

Confederate Veterans

  The annual convention of the West Virginia Division, United Confederate Veterans, and the State Division of United Sons of Confederate Veterans to be held in Hinton on the fourth of October next, promises to be a meeting of great interest.

Dawson - Dayton

  Married September 16, 1911, at the M.E. Parsonage in Keyser, by Rev. F. H. Havenner, Mr. King Edward Dawson, of Rawlings, Md., and Miss Ethel May Dayton, of Headsville, this county. The bride is a daughter of our county commissioner, Mr. R.H. Dayton and is one of the most popular young ladies of her neighborhood. They are house keeping at No. 10 Green St., Cumberland. The Tribune extends hearty congratulations.

Good to Eat

  We are indebted to Mr. J.R. Kennedy, Manager of the Ritchie Orchard Co., for a bag of canteloupes that we found to be very delicious indeed.

A Great Advantage to Working Men|

J. A. Maple, 125 S. 7th St., Steubenville O., says "For years I sufferd from weak kidneys and a severe bladder troble. I learned of Foley Kidney Pills and their wonderful cures so I began taking them and sure enough I had a good result as any I heard about. My backache left me and to one of my business, expressman, that alone is a great advantage. My kidneys acted free and normal, and that saved me lot of misery. It is now a pleasure to work where it used to be a misery. Foley Kidney Pills have cured me and have my highest prase." Arza Furbee dealer.

Gone to the University

  Lieutenant Allen B. Lambdin, of the Cadet Corps, left for Morgantown on 55 last Tuesday to resume his duties at the University. He was accompanied by his sister, Miss Janet, who will enter the University to take a two year's course in the literary department.

Meeting of Presbytery

  The Winchester Presbytery met in Petersburg last Tuesday night. Rev. M.B. Lambdin and Attorney W.C. Clayton were the representatives of the Presbyterian church, of Keyser. Mr. Lambdin left Tuesday to attend the meeting and will return in time to hold services Friday evening preparatory to the communion service which will be held in his church Sunday forenoon. He will conduct the regular services in his church Sunday evening.

The Fourth Crop

  This week Col. T.B. Davis gathered the fourth crop of alfalfa for this season off of his race track meadow. That is doing pretty well for a dry summer.

A New Residence

  The contractors have broken ground for the handsome new residence that is being erected on Mineral street extended for Attorney W.H. Griffith.

G. B. Harman Appointed Superintendent

  Last Saturday the President of the Boards of Education - A. Dixon, of Union District; B. McNemar, of Grant District, and W.F. Hiser, of Milroy District - met here pursuant to call the clerk to appoint a man to the office of county Superintendent, made vacant by the death of A.G. Slusher.
  There were several applicants for the position, and after being in session several hours, George B. Harman, of Maysville, was selected for the position. Grant County Press.

For Sale

  Stock of Hardware and stationery, storeroom 20x40. Wareroom 12x20. In good location. Rent reasonable. For further particulars,
  Address P. O. Box 431, Keyser, W. Va
  E. M. Stottlemeyer

Mail in Aeroplane

  New York, Sept. 23 - The first United States mail ever transported by aeroplane was carried today from the aviation field on Nassau Boulevard, L.I. to Garden City, a distance of five miles, by Earl L. Ovington, in a Bierjot machine. His flight for this purpose was the leading feature of the international meet's opening day.
  Ovington took only one bag of mail, held it between his knees and when he was over Garden City he dropped it on the signal of a man who waved a flag as prearranged. This bag contained about 75 pounds of letters and postcards. The flying contests today were mediocre.

For Sale

A pair of young mules, sound and well broken.
L.(?) C. McDonald
Keyser, W. Va.

Twin Mountain Orchard

  That opportunity many times lies unseen all about us is fully demonstrated in the wonderful development made in the last two years at Twin Mountain, Grant county, and near the stone that marks the corners of four counties in the heart of a great fruit section, viz a Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy and Grant. Some twenty-five or thirty years ago the tanbark was all cut in that locality and hauled to Barkville. The land then a wilderness, was thought to be worthless, except as a habitation for foxes, coons and other wild animals. Two years ago the Twin Mountain Orchard Company found its way up in the mountain fastness and set about to make the land yield up its bounty. As a result we found there, on our visit a few days ago, 42,500 growing peach trees, 10,2000 growing apple trees, 275 acres of as fine corn as ever grew, 10 acres of potatoes, 3 acres of melon and canteloupes, 3 acres in nursery stock. The company has 1,500 acres of land about 400 acres of which are now under cultivation. They have twenty-three tenant houses, a modern house for the manager, Mr. W. P. Russell and his family, a store and post office, a factory for working up the locust timber into telegraph and telephone pins with a capacity of 12,000 pins per day, a school house and a church, boarding house and several large barns, all built from timber cut from the land. A saw mill is now cutting lumber for the erection of five or six more houses.
  The thriving little mountain town will be the southern terminal of the Twin Mountain and Potomac Railroad, which make it one of the most active bee-hives of industry in that county.
  The fellow who said "Genius may flash like an electric spark and talen lay in her mines and wait but unless labor lends its aid and directs the charge the opportunity slips down from the feeble hand and is gone forever" must have had in his mind some such opportunity as this and some such grinding spirit as Will Russell, the general manager, who never lets the slightest detail of the whole business escape his attention.
  Adjoining this tract on the north and east is another about 3,200 acres belonging to George T. Leatherman and Sons and managed by Edgar A. Leatherman, one of the sons. Mr. George T. Leatherman, with that business forsight and acumen so characteristic of him, several years ago foresaw the possibilities of that locality as a fruit producing section and bought several tracts aggregating the above mentioned average. Both tracts of land are largely of the chert(?) formation.
  The Leatherman holdings have on them 13,000 growing apple trees and the cultivation they are receiving is ideal.
  They have so far planted no peach trees, owing to the lack of adequate transportation facilities, but now, since the railroad is being built, they will plant largely of peach.
  They have also utilized the timber as they cleared the land in the building of several substantial dwelling houses and barns.
  Four strong springs of pure cold water flow from the mountain side, within a few feet of the manager's house and unite into a considerable stream.
  This water will be carried to large reservoir from which it can be taken to all parts of the orchard by means of hydraulic pressure.
  The Leatherman land lies in Mineral, Hampshire, and Hardy counties.
  They also grow corn in large quantities as well as beans and other vegetables.
  To one interested in fruit growing, it is certainly a rare treat to visit the Twin Mountain region, so well fitted by nature for the very purposes for which it is being used.
  Here's hoping its fruition may not fall short of what it is so fairly promises to be - Cor. Cumberland News.

Horses and Cow for Sale

 Two beautiful matched bay colts, 2 and 3 years old, bred from the same mare and "Uric Wilkes" a Kentucky trotter. they are fine. Also a fat cow.
  J. R. Carskadon
  Keyser, W. Va.

Music, Music

  Miss Nellie Johnson, who has studied the past two years at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, will give lessons in piano and theory at her home, 120 Centre St. Your patronage solicited.

Notice to Settle

  All persons indebted to the estate of Patrick M. Dayton deceased are requested to make settlement at once; persons having claims against said estate are notified to present them in due form without delay.
  Rev. John F. Dayton, Administrator


Cross Ties - Narrow Gauge

  DIMENSIONS: Hewn, 6 ft. x 6 in, 6 in. face; Sawed, 6 ft x 6 in., 8 in.|
  TIMBER - White Oak, Pin Oak, Black Oak, Chestnut Oak, Chestnut.
  Of these ties not more than one-third of ties delivered by each contractor shall be black oak, nor more than one-tenth chestnut.
  The ties use up a size of timber not suitable for any other purpose.
  Price 18 cents per tie delivered at any point along the right of way between Burlington and Keyser.
  Will also buy timber of suitable size for ties on the stump, size of timber not more than 10 in. not less than 8 1/2 in. in diameter.
  It would be well for parties having timber available for the above ties, to communicate with the undersigned immediately, as contract will be closed in a short time.
  Twin Mountain & Potomac Railroad Company
  R. A. Russell, General Manager
  9-22-2 Keyser, W. Va.

To Call Meeting

  Former Senator Gassawa__ _____ [illegible] chairman of the West Virginia Semi-Centennial commission appointed to operat___ with the state board of trade committee in arranging for celebrating the semi-centennial anniversary of the state, has announced his intention of calling a meeting in the very near future for the purpose of definitely deciding whether the celebration will be held in 1912.
  The commission is composed of prominent West Virginians. The state board of trade committee is composed of George W. Lutz, chairman, Wheeling, Charles Capito, Charleston; W. H. Thomas, Bluefield; S. W. Walker, Martinsburg; A. __ White, Parkersburg; J. __ Steveson, Huntington; M. __ Hutchinson, Fairmont, and __ B. Naylor, secretary, of Wheeling.

Two Farms for Sale

  Situated on Pattersons Creek 12 miles north of Petersburg, suitable for grazing or farming. One tract of 198 1/2 A. with a __ room house, barn and outbuildings - tenant house, two orchard bearing. Both farms are watered by springs and creek, watered at house and barn with wind mill. Near store, postoffice, __ mile to school, 1/2 mile to church. 85 A tract is part of the J. __ Lyon farm, about 20 A. of which bottom 55 A. grass and about __ A. in woods. Will sell either __ both together. Call or write ___ C. Lyon, Forman, W. Va.

McNeill Chapter U.D.C.

  The McNeill Chapter U.D.C. will hold the regular monthly meeting on Saturday afternoon September 30, 1911, promptly at three o'clock, at the home of Mrs. C. F. Jordan. The annual reports will be read and a full attendance is requested.
  Mrs. C. F. Jordan, President; Maria Vass Frye, Secretary.

Gone to Arkansas

  Atty Orange Richardson left this week for Clarksville, Ark. where he will enter into the partnership with a friend for the practice of law. Mr. Richardson was admitted to the bar here last year and won his first case. His many friends here will follow his successful career with interest.

Principal of High School

  The school board has elected Prof. Charles H. Gibson, of Cumbridge, Md. to the position of Principal of the Keyser High School, to take the place of Prof. Troxell who resigned. Prof. Gibson is here and will begin his work Monday. He taught in Frederick College, Frederick Md., last session.

Old Cemetery

  Mr. S. Kight was at Newport Ohio last week and was interested in an old cemetery there. On a slab is "W. Gruver, Died 1621." There are other slabs there that bear the date of 1745, 1753, 1765, 1775 as the time of death of certain citizens of that community.

Public Sales

  The personal property of the C. C. Boseley estate was sold at public auction last Tuesday, and that of the W. R. Paris estate was sold on Wednesday. The sales were well attended and property brought fair prices. Feed sold well. The Paris sale amounted to nearly $3,000.

  Sunday October 1st, 1911. 9:30 A.M. Sunday School. 11:00 A.M. Morning Worship. 6:45 P.M. Epworth League. 7:30 P.M. Evening Service with sermon by the pastor. Everybody cordially invited to attend.


  Miss Emilie Coffroth will open her Kindergarten School at her home, 16 N. Main St. next Monday afternoon, Oct. 2.


  We offer year old Ginseng Plants at $400 per hundred, seeds at $125 per thousand, or $3.25 per quart.
  Nash & Wallop
  Alleghany Ginseng and Goldenseal Farm
  Emoryville, W. Va.

Ready to Fight

  Harrison E. Kalbaugh, of Barnum, Earnest E. Nice, of Elk Garden, and William H. Guthrie, of Bayard, joined the United States army this week, and are being trained to defend our flag.