JANUARY 10, 1913


  Jan 8, 1913

  Jacob H Duckworth, of Cumberland, spent Sun at his home here.

  Miss Edith Dawson of Rawlings Md, is visiting friends here for a few days.

  Newton Lawson, wife and baby, of South Cumberland, are spending a few days with Mrs Dawson's parents, Mr and Mrs Shannon Troutman.

  A F Haines, wife and son Franklin, of Burlington, spent part of last week with Nancy Dowden.

  Edward Ward and Beaty Pyles left today for Chicago Junction, Ohio, where they have obtained work with the B&O RR Co.

  Henry Ward who spent the holidays with relatives here returned to Chicago Junction last week. Mrs Ward and baby will remain here for a few weeks longer.

  Miss Nellie Adams is visiting friends in Cumberland this week.

  Mrs O J Judy of Upper Tract, W Va, is visiting her sister, Mrs Wm Daniels.

  J B Dowden put a new steel roof on his blacksmith shop last week.

  Miss Mollie Teets, of New York City, is spending a few days with her parents near Alaska.

  James H Flanagan is visiting friends in Baltimore.


Jan 7, 1913
  J M Martin was a Keyser visitor a few days last week.

  Ernest Grayson, of Deer Park, has spent a week here with home folks. He expects to return tomorrow. His sister, Miss Catherine, who has been attending school at Oakland, has been home two weeks.

  Lynn Mott, who has been attending the Preparatory School, spent the two weeks' holiday at home. He returned to Keyser Sun. Also Miss Nellie Likin, spent the holiday at her home on Mike's Run. She returned to Keyser sun, where she is attending the Preparatory school.

  Surveyor, D G Martin made a survey of the corporation lines of Keyser and South Keyser, last week, and made a map of same. Mr Martin is also doing some work near Cumberland this week.

  Mr Golf Gardner and Miss Sarah Harrison, of this village, were married Christmas day at Burlington by Rev A A P Neel. Best wishes for their future.



  This kind of weather causes one to have symptoms of spring fever. A sure preventative is to keep going briskly from early dawn till twilight.

  Now that the corn has been shucked the weather has turned fine for shucking.

  George Biser's moved back to their home on the ridge.

  Wilbur and Worth Ludwick have bought out Bennett and Co's store in Romney and will occupy it soon. they will sell on the cash systems.

  The Bible class will meet at J B Leatherman's next sun evening at 7.

  It is said straw baled is $8 per ton in Romney and hay about $15, but little demand for either. Corn has dropped to $1 per bbl and 65c per bushel. What's doing it? Wilson or the weather?

  Uncle James Blackburn is feeble, much of the time confined to his room and to his bed. John Blackburn continues poorly. Just lies on his back helpless and speechless and requires the care of a child. And seemingly not a thing can be done except to make him comfortable.

  G S Arnold will go to Bridgewater Va, this week to join his wife and daughter, who are living with Mrs Betsey Chick.
  G S A


  The storm last Fri night was not destructive in this vicinity. There were snow drifts piled up as high as the fence in front of dwellings and some slight damage was done, but it surely was some storm.

  Mr and Mrs Robert Grant, of Henry, were visitors here last Sun. Miss Inez and Louis Grant were here during the holidays.

  Died Dec 29, 1912, near Elk Garden, Lawrence Theodore, infant son of Mr and Mrs Jacob Gregory, aged 2 months and 5 days. Funeral services were conducted at the house by the minister from Kitzmiller.

  The first parcels post was sent from Elk Garden was to Charles Rollman in Bisbee, Arizona. He is in the seventh zone, the package weighed two pounds and the postage was 21 cents. By the old rate the postage would have been 32 cents.

  Rev W W White has begun revival services in Elk Garden. Rev John A Shockey of the M E Church preached last Sun evening, and Rev Harry V Wheeler, of Piedmont, has occupied the pulpit the remainder of the week.

  There was but one ticket in the field for municipal honors. Wm H Kight was elected mayor, and P F McNally recorder. Councilmen, John Gordon, Luke Cummings, Lloyd Oates, Albert Barrick, C W Ashby.

  Mrs Laura Shaffer, of Richwood, is visiting her mother, Mrs Mary Barrick, and other relatives. Mr Shaffer accompanied her but returned home last week.

  A full house witnessed the debate last week. Resolved, that W VA should pay her portion of the Va Debt. Wase Liller spoke on the affirmative and occupied the time also of his colleague who was absent. R Marsh Dean spoke on the negative and his colleague as H C Duke. The decision was in favor of the negative.

  Mrs Myrtle Keim entertained a few of her friends last Sat afternoon in honor of her birthday.

  Died at Westernport Md, Jan 3, 1913, of tuberculosis, Phillip Cass Paugh, aged 61 years, 9 months and 20 days. The body was brought to Elk Garden on Mon following, and funeral services were conducted at the residence of Mr Jackson Spurling. Rev W W White preached the funeral sermon and the interment was in Elk Garden cemetery. The deceased was well known here, having lived at this place for many years, and only recently moved to Westernport. He leaves a wife, six daughters, and two sons. W H Kight was the funeral director.

  Eva, the little daughter of Mr and Mrs Jacob Seaman, of Blaine, died Jan 1, 1913, and was buried at Elk Garden, aged about 3 months.


  Review (Romney) of 8th
  Mr and Mrs E V parker entertained a number of friends on last Fri night at a Progressive 500 party.

  Married by Rev P Miller, Dec 24th, 1912, at the home of the bride near Delray, Hampshire Co, Wade H Ludwig, of Hardy County and A Maud Keller of Hampshire Co.

  Miss Belle Gibson, of Frederick Md, was the guest of relatives here during the holidays. Stanley Kenny of Piedmont and Miss Katherine Templeton of Cumberland were guests at G W Parson's near town last week.

Miss Kitty Heiskell of Moorefield, has been spending several days with the family of Mrs Annie Heiskell here.

  Irvin Welton of Alaska, visited here several days last week.

  Robert Harmison left Mon for Richmond Va, to accept a position.

  Miss Otie Leary, of Berkeley Springs, visited friends here.

  Mrs Minerava Russell, of Fairmont is visiting Mr and Mrs Wm Russell.

  Miss Ruth Taylor of Lewisburg, spent several days here with relatives last week.

  Brad Baker returned Thurs from Texas, where he has been visiting his brother.

  Mr and Mrs Charles Linthicum came from Cleveland Ohio, to spend the holidays with relatives here.

  Melvin Horton, of the 166 Co C A C Fort Monroe Va, visited friends here last week.

  Brady Pownall left last week for Cincinnati where he will take a course in embalming.

  Mrs Birt Montgomery of Levels, died last Thurs and was buried Sat at the Baptist church on Little Capon. She had been a sufferer for several months from consumption. She leaves a husband and two children.


  Moorefield Examiner of 26th

  Roy Gamble left this morning for a short business trip to Morgantown.

  Dr Coale Price of Morgantown, arrived yesterday on a short visit to relatives.

  Mrs Maude Kuykendall, of Martinsburg, is visiting relatives here for a few days.

  Miss Inez McNeill, who is teaching in Elkins, arrived home last week to spend the holidays.

  Miss Nellie Nelson, of Cumberland, came came up last week to spend Christmas with relatives here.

  Mr and Mrs F C Turley, of Romney, spent Christmas here with Mrs Virginia Hendrickson.

  Misses Nan and Nell Clinedinst left this morning for a short visit to relatives in Baltimore.

  Mrs C M Kittle has been quite ill at a Chicago hospital for some time, and at this time is not much improved.

  Julian Gilkeson, who is studying pharmacy in the University College of Medicine, at Richmond, is home for the holidays.

  A message was received here this morning stating that the store of Clarence Has, on Lost River, was totally destroyed by fire, including all the contents. The loss to Mr Haas will be quite heavy.

  Miss Mary VanMeter, of Washington, is home for the holidays.

  Jas Heiskell spent a few days in Cumberland, the past week.

  Miss Jean Dailey arrived home from Winchester Va, to spend Christmas.

  A C McNeill spent several days in Romney this week visiting friends.

  Earle Thrush, who is a student at the Preparatory school in Keyser, is home for Christmas.

  Bruce and Carl Allen came up from Keyser first of the week to spend Christmas with their parents.

  Miss Ada Bowen, who is teaching at Woodbridge Va, arrived home Sun evening for the holidays.

  Vincent Allen, of South Holland, Ill, arrived last week on a visit to his parents, Mr and Mrs E L Allen.

  Mr and Mrs Hyder Reed left Tues morning to visit Mrs Reed's parents, Mr and Mrs Rice, near Cumberland.

  Mr and Mrs E J Harness left Tues morning for Martinsburg, where they will spend Christmas with relatives.

  Miss Hannah VanMeter of Baltimore, arrived Mon evening to spend some time with Misses Bettie and Fillie Welton.

  M W Gamble, Special Commissioner, sold the land in the Baker vs Fisher cause last Sat to Geo W Fisher for $1113.

  Prof E M Hyde and family of Dayton Va, arrived here last week to spend the holidays with Mr and Mrs Arthur Cunningham.

  Julian and Dixon Chipley and Mask Harwood, students at Randolph Macon Academy, at Front Royal, Va, are home for the holidays.

  F B Mathias and brother, Joe, of Shepherdstown, were here last week on their way to their home on Branch Mt to spend Christmas.

  A W Cornell, writes us to send his paper to Bellevue Ohio. He says both he and Mrs Cornell have bee sick since leaving here, but are improving.

  Jas B Kuykendall and family and Geo Kuykendall, of Charleston, and J H Hannan and wife, of Timberville Va, are spending the holidays with relatives here.

  Mrs J H Wilson, who has been under treatment in a Cumberland hospital returned to her home here this week, much improved in health. Mr Wilson went after her.

  Rev N W Kuykendall and family, arrived here last week from Beverly, and will spend several weeks with relatives here. From here they will go to Tuscalusa Ala, where Rev Kuykendall has accepted a position as teacher in the Stillman Institute.

Moorefield Examiner of 2nd

  Jas D Wood left Tues on a short trip to Cumberland.

  Robt Dailey, of Romney, spent a night here this week.

  Born to Mr and Mrs Wm Hendrickson Sun night, a daughter.

  Mrs C W heath and children of Cumberland are visiting relatives in this community.

  Mrs Maude Kuykendall, of Martinsburg, has been spending the past week here with relatives.

  J Ed Williams, who cut his foot badly some time ago, we are glad to say is about alright again.

  Mrs O V Brooks, returned last Fri from a two week's visit to her parents at Scottsdale Pa.

  Miss Mary VanMeter, who spent the holidays with home folks, left yesterday morning for Washington.

  Ken Wilson, who spent a few days visiting friends at Moundsville, has returned to his home here.

  Geo Paskel and family, moved today to the jail building. Mr Paskel having been appointed jailer by Sheriff Fisher.

  The new pews are being installed in the Presbyterian church this week.

  Rev N W Kuykendall and family left Mon morning for their home at Tuscalusa Ala, where Mr Kuykendall will teach in the Stilman Institute.

  Misses Margureta and Anna Grey Henry, who spent Christmas with their parents, Rev and Mrs J B Henry, left Wed for Gaithersburg Md, where they are attending school.

  W Williams spent Christmas with his sister, Mr Wright at Burlington.

  Miss Sue Welton of Williamsport, spent a few days the past week, visiting relatives and friends here.

  Miss Belle Gibson who visited here during the holiday season, left Tues to resume teaching at Frederick Md.

  Julian Gilkeson left yesterday morning to resume his studies at the University College of Medicine, Richmond Va.

  Miss Elfreda VanMeter, who spent the holidays here, left for Staunton Va, Tues to resume her duties at the Mary Baldwin Seminary.

  J S Gamble has sold his fine farm near here, to Geo W Miley for $15,000. This is a nice farm and is equipped with all modern improvements.

  At a meeting of the convenanter's held last Sun night, R E L Hackney was elected Pres; Jno W Gilkeson Vice Pres; R C Wilson, Secretary and Treasurer; and Jas Price, asst Sec and Treas.


  Four cases of smallpox were reported Wed among pupils of St Joseph's Parochial School, Midland, resulting in an order being issued to close the school indefinitely.
  The children who have the disease are Harr Krupkall, Jos Krupkall, brothers, Lawrence Anthony and Mary Atchison.


  J A High and Nash Purgit will attend Court in Romney this week.

  Mr and Mrs Albert Rinker and little son, Haven, of Cumberland, spent Christmas with home folks here.

  Ersel High, of Romney, and Harper High, of Green Spring, spent Christmas with home folks here.

  Born to Mr and Mrs Frank Smith, the 30th, a son.

  Frank Smith and J C Cunningham are building a dwelling house for H W Veach.

  Sylvester Rinker is on the sick list.

  John Copp Jr, is mail carrier from here to Romney in place of J N Leatherman.

  The Huffman brothers near here, are making arrangements to build a new dwelling on their premises.

  Mrs Kate Shumaker, widow of the late Elijah Shumaker, died at her home near Old Fields, Hardy Co, the 27th inst. Funeral was preached by Rev B W Smith, of Beaver Run, of the Brethren Church, of which the deceased was a member. Interment in the burying ground on the premises of John Huffman of Flats. She was aged about 70 years.


  The small pox scare is still with us as the accompanying communication will justify.


  Miss Laurel Root and Miss Minnie Wilbe Swift, our charming young teacher who had a falling out Christmas Day, made up New Years. They are as thick as bean soup at present.

  Uncle Hiram root who was vaccinated during the Cival War, says he isn't going to have his arm scraped again as he is too old. He is about he same at this writing.


  Christmas was quiet here.

  Mr and Mrs Albert Rinker and son, Haven, of Cumberland, Md, spent Christmas with home folks here, returned to Cumberland Sat last.

  E G Ruckman, who has been in Cumberland the last two months working at carpentry, returned home the day before Christmas.

  Thurman Brown, school teacher here, spent from Christmas till Sun with home folks at Doman, Hardy Co.

  Ersel High, of Romney, and Harper High, of Green Spring, spent Christmas with home folks here.

  Pat High, of Moundsville, is visiting relatives here.

  Rev B W Smith, of Beaver Run, spent Thurs night of last week at the home of E G Ruckman on his way to Bethel Church in the Flats to attend the Brethren Bible term, which commenced Fri of last week.

  Quite a large crowd attended the entertainment held here at the Purgittsville school Mon night of last week by Thurman Brown the teacher.
  Robt Rinker, was a business visitor at Romney Sat last.

  Nash Purgit, was a business visitor at Moorefield last Sat.

  Statton Taylor is erecting a new tenant house on his farm.

  We hear Jas D Ludwig has employed Noah Leatherman to finish up his new dwelling house.

  Mrs Kate Shumaker, widow of the late Elijah Shumaker, died at her home in the Flats, near Bethel church Fri, of last week. Funeral by Rev B W Smith at the home Sun morning. Interment in the John Huffman burying ground near Flats Sun evening. Mrs Albert Roby is a step daughter.



  License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

  Jan 6 - Patrick F Scahill of Coalton W Va, and Bridget G Riley of Couneaut? Ohio.

  William H Arnold and Catherine J Pancake, both of Romney W Va.

  Winchester Va - Melvin Flegenheimer, a lawyer and US commissioner, of Richmond Va, and Miss Rosa Lotta Hable, daughter of Mrs Regina Hable, and the late Solomon Harble, of Winchester, were married by Rabbi Abram Simon in the Eighth Street Temple, Washington DC, Thurs. Mr Flegenheimer and his bride will be at home at Richmond after Jan 9.

  Fairmont W Va - Earl Blackshere and Miss Harriet Beatty of Mannington W Va, were married Thurs at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs M A Beatty, by Rev H A Smith, of the Presbyterian church. Mr Blackshere is a ranch owner of Southern Kansas.
  John Tetrick of Worthington, and Miss Mana Joliet McElfresh, of Farmington, were married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs Edgar McElfresh. Rev L H Bowers of Fairmont, officiated.



  Dec 25, 1912, the home of John K Baker, was made a beautiful scene when his daughter, Sarah E, became the bride of David G Welch. A very impressive ceremony was delivered by Rev I F Roberts, after which all were invited into the dining room where a sumptuous dinner was served. The bride and groom are a couple of Mineral county's most estimable young people. We wish them a long and happy life.
  A Guest


  Howard G Chaney of Grafton W Va, and Miss Joy Miller of Elkins, were married Fri night in Cumberland, Md. Mr Chaney is well known in this city, and has a large circle of friends. HE has been the circuit court stenographer for several years. The bride is the popular daughter of Mr and Mrs A G Miller, who reside on Elm Street. -Elkins Inter-Mt.

Winchester, Va

  Mr and Mrs H Douglas Fuller of this city, have announced the engagement of their eldest daughter, Miss Virginia Faulkner Fuller, to Archibald Earle Barnes, of Cumberland Md.



  The death angel came as an unwelcome visitor to the home of Mary M Wilt, of Headsville, W Va, and claimed as its victim, her bosom friend and companion, T J Wilt. Heart failure was the cause of his sad taking away. He was buried in the Headsville cemetery by his darling child, who preceded him two short years ago. The funeral services were conducted by Rev Arnold, of the Brethren church, of which he was a member. The funeral was in charge of the Undertaker Miller.
  The bereaved family wishes to thank their good neighbors and friends for their kindness in their sad bereavement.
  Oh, may our Great Physician heal the stroke which death has made, for He has promised that He will never leave or forsake us, and give us grace sufficient to bear our burdens, and to tide us over the life's temptuous sea because we know we have no abiding city her, but we seek one to come. So let us take Jesus as our patron and live a life of holiness that when the trumpet sounds we may hear the voice which says, "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joys of the Lord."
  He was a good neighbor, a kind husband and a loving father. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, two sons, and two daughters, and eight grandchildren. He was one of eight brothers, all of whom, excepting one, James Wilt of Westernport Md, have gone before him and he is very ill at the present time.
How slender is life's silver cord,
  How soon 'tis broken here;
Each moment brings a parting word
  And many a falling tear.
And though these years to mortals given
  Are filled with grief and pain,
There is hope - the hope of Heaven,
  Where loved ones meet again.
Oh, glorious morning, quickly come
  And wake this slumbering clay;
Touch these pale lips, so cold and dumb,
  With thine immortal ray.
Unconscious now in peaceful sleep,
  From all his cares at rest<
 While friends around us are called to weep,
  He is divinely blessed.
Away from Satan's tempting snares,
  His faith no longer tried.
In Jesus he is sleeping there;
  For in bright hope he died.
  A Sister


  Piedmont W Va, Jan 7 - Miss Mary O'Brien died on Sun afternoon at 5:20 o'clock, after being confined to her bed at home for only ten days with typhoid fever. Miss O'Brien was 24 years of age. She was noted for her most excellent qualities.

Charleston W Va

  James M Laing, aged 43, a leading coal operator in the Cabin Creek field, was struck by runaway cars on an incline at one of his plants Sat and instantly killed. He was a native of Scotland and began his career as a coal miner.


  John Benson, 45 years old, was the third man to be killed and the fifth to be hit at French's Station within two weeks. He was struck by a fast train and hurled to instant death shortly after 1 o'clock Sun afternoon. Benson was employed by the Eyre construction Co and was crossing the tracks when the accident happened.
  It has not been learned where the man's home was. He came to French's with a contractor.


  Another sad accident has occurred, resulting in the death of John E Burkhiser, aged 45 years. He was a carpenter and was working for the Pittsburg Clean Towell Co, and on Jan 1st was fixing a sky light, when he lost his balance and fell through the sky light to a cement floor, fracturing his skull at the base of the brain, and died Jan 4th, 1913, at the hospital. He is survived by a wife and seven children, one twin brother, W C Burkhiser, of Connellsville Pa, and one sister, Mrs D W Eagle, of New Creek W VA, besides a host of friends, who weep with the sorrowing ones. The subject of this notice was born at New Creek, and lived there until married, and is well known here.
  His remains were brought here on No 55 on Mon and taken in charge by J H Markwood and taken to Duling church cemetery and laid beside his father and mother, who proceeded him to the grave seven years.
  A Friend

Winchester Va

  Jack Compton, who left a lumber camp near Franklin, Pendleton Co, W Va, several days ago, intending to marry Miss Annie Lambert at Riverton that evening, was found dead in a ravine a short distance form the Lambert home. He is thought to have lost his way and died from the cold.

  Falling from an overturned runabout which was run upon a ledge of rock in an effort to pass a wagon loaded with crossties, Loring A Fries, son of J L Fries, was instantly killed Mon, a wheel of the wagon crushing his head and breaking his neck.

Charleston W Va

  Jan 6 - George Strother, brother of Sen James A Strother, died suddenly early yesterday morning at Welch. Sen Strother left for Welch on a early train. The deceased was about thirty-five years of age, and was president of the Dry Fork Plaining Mill Co at Middletown, McDowell County. He recently became an active candidate for US marshal for the southern district. He was a Democrat.

Harrisonsburg Va

  Mrs Virginia Myers, wife of Samuel R Myers, died at her home at Tide Spring Fri. She was the daughter of the late Sil*m and Rebecca Sellers and was about 57 years old. Beside her husband, she is survived by one sister and one brother.

Harper's Ferry W Va

  Joshua Cox, 63 years old, died at Boliva Sat. He is survived by a sister and brother at home and one daughter, Mrs R R Taylor of Washington.


  Stephen Hannas, one of the best known residents of Hampshire Co W Va, is dead at Shanks five miles east of Romney, aged 70 years. He served in the Confederate army in co D, 11th Va Cavalry and was the third of that command to die within three months. He was a member of Camp Hampshire, United Confederate Veterans. His wife, three sons and four daughters survive.


  Geo P Warner was a visitor to Cumberland Mon.

  Born to Mr and Mrs R R Bailey, last Sun a son.

  Messrs Floyd and Lloyd Mills spent last Mon in Cumberland.

  Judge F M Reynolds went to Parsons last Mon to hold court.

  Miss Augurita Shores returned to Davis today to take up her school work next Mon.

  Mrs J H Marshall, of Midland Md, has been very ill for several days.

  Chas Athey, of Baltimore, was visiting relatives here Tues and Wed.

  Mrs Charles Carskadon of Headsville, spent Mon night in town with relatives.

  Joe Grubb, a former Preparatory student, spent Fri afternoon here with his many friends.

  Clatis Schaffenacker and Warren Kolkhorst took in Fields Minstrels at Cumberland Mon.

  Mrs Harry Markwood and little son are visiting her sister, Mrs Louis Millholland, at Manheim.

  J B Gillum, formerly of this place, underwent a successful operation at the Western Md hospital Thurs.

  Mrs Nellie Haskell has returned to her home in Wheeling after a pleasant visit to home folks here.

  Mrs Geo Barger, who has been visiting her son, W H Barger, returned Mon to Petersburg.

  Mrs David Long was confined to her home a few days the past week with an attack of grip, but is much better.

  Messrs J L Miller, J T Vandergrift and Alfred Ridgeley, of Ridgeley, were here Tues attending county court.

  Misses Millie Dumas and Mary Riordan, Prep students, who spent the holidays at their home at Laneville, have returned.

  Boyd Blundell, of Dayton Ohio, who spent a few days with friends here, returned home Thurs of last week.

  Mrs Mauguerite Rafter, this city, is the guest of her children, Ed, Harrisonburg and Roy Rafter, Keyser. -Cumb News of 6th.

  Chief of Police F G Davis attended two performances of the Osborn English Opera Co at Cumberland last Sat.

  Ira Matlick has sold the house and lot he occupied in McCoole before moving to his present residence to Jas Pierce, of McCoole.

  Miss Myra Nefflen, a student at the University, and who spent the holidays at home, returned to Morgantown last Sun. Stottle Steorts and Harry Hodges also returned.

  Mr and Mrs J C Watson and son, Martin, spent part of the holiday season with Mr and Mrs M Masteller at Fredericksburg, Va, returning home early last week.

  Mr Lee Ott, of Thomas, W Va, and Mr Streit Cunningham, traveling auditor, both of the Davis Coal and coke Co, were in this city yesterday. -Cumb News of 8th.

  Miss Elsie Rees, teacher in the school at Fairmont, stopped off a day or two with home folks at McCoole, on her way back to her school.. She spent the holiday vacation with her sister, Miss Hattie, at Washington.

  Roy Ravenscroft, who for the past 19 months was B&O storekeeper in Baltimore, has received a promotion, and is now general storekeeper, with headquarters in Wheeling. He resumed his new duties in Wheeling on Mon.

  Paul V Ritter, son of S W Ritter, of Piedmont, was operated upon at the City Hospital Sat morning for the removal of tonsils and adenoids. Dr E R McIntosh performed the operation. -Elkins Inter Mt of 4th.

  Announcements have been received in the city of the marriage of Miss Mary Virginia Lawton and Dr W C Lemon, which took place a the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs George Lawton at Alaska W Va on Dec 31. -Charleston Gazette

  J M Rizer has been appointed special legislature committeeman by Queen's Point Division Order Railway Conductors, and will go to Charleston, when the legislature meets in regular session to appear before that body in behalf of the legislation for the railroad men.

  Miss Mary Korinchin, of Gormania, came down last Sat evening and was the guest of Miss Pauline Maxfield until Sunday evening. Miss Pauline, who teaches at Gormania, and had been spending the holidays at home, accompanied her back Sun evening.

  Mr and Mrs Dennie McKee moved yesterday from Armstrong street to their new home on Gilmore St.

  Mr E D High, of Rada, reports that he has received some more blue ribbons on his apple exhibits.

  Ex-Co Com, C H Bishoff of Cross, and H E Kight, a manager of the co store at Barnum, were in town yesterday on business.

  Mr and Mrs Joe Fromhart and baby and Mr and Mrs Frank Fromhart and daughter, who have been visiting here and Martinsburg, returned to their homes at Newburg Mon.

  A tenant home on the farm of Mrs D W Eagle, a few miles above town was burned one morning last week. It was occupied by a family named Smith, who lost almost everything.

  Concerning evidence of good investments in Keyser, a few years ago The Bailey Field Addition was only a market garden. Today we have 76 houses built there, which accommodates ninety families, and two new houses partly finished. The Bailey Field Addition is close to schools, churches, and stores, and has town water, sewerage,gas and electric lights. Good building lots are very scarce in the business section of the city and there will be many new houses built in this Addition the coming summer.

  Mrs S N Moore was a visitor to Cumberland last Mon.

  Mrs John Burke spent Mon in Piedmont with friends.

  Mrs John Neville and mother, Mrs Bailey, paid Cumberland a visit last Mon.

  Mr Frank Giffin, who was hurt by a fall last week, is around again all right.

  Misses Elizabeth Nesbitt and Sara McCarty Johnston spent Mon in Cumberland.

  Mr Hiram Terry, who has been on the sick list for some weeks, is much better.

  Miss Katie Simms spent a few days last week with Mrs Stella Thompson at Three Churches.

  Mr and Mrs Will Lewis, who spent part of the holidays at Three Churches, have returned home.

  Mrs Ed Wageley and son have returned to their home in Pittsburg from a visit to relatives here.

  Last Tues, Floyd Whipp had an operation performed on one of his eyes at the Hoffman hospital.

  Miss Bessie Abernathy, of Baltimore, is visiting her sister, Mrs J I Snider, of W Piedmont St.

  Sen and Mrs W C Grimes returned first of the week from a visit to Charleston and other parts of the State.

  Mr and Mrs Ira Matlick and Mr and Mrs Jas Pierce of McCoole, were business visitors to Cumberland Wed.

  Prof Fred Koelz, of the University faculty, at Morgantown, returned to that place after spending the holidays at home.

  Mrs Dr W J Koelz and little daughter, Martha Lee, went to Parkersburg last week to spend a few days among relatives.

  J H Babb of Jenningston, was registered at the Randolph Sun.

  A S Brady of Piedmont, was registered at the Gassaway today. -Elkins Inter Mt of 6th

  Miss Bertie Rice left Wed for Brunswick to visit until Fri, when she goes to New Market Va, to spend the balance of the winter with relatives.

  Mr Stephen Barnes, of Elk Garden, W Va, brought his daughter, Viola, to the Allegany Hospital, and yesterday morning she underwent an operation. -Cumb News of 9th.

  Mrs W S Davis and Daughter, Miss May, returned home last Sun night from Bellefountain Ohio, where they spent the holiday season with relatives.

  Mrs W H Welton of Petersburg, was a guest over last Sun at the home of Judge Reynolds. She had been to Morgantown for the holidays and was on her way home.

  S N Moore was exhibiting some peaches Fri that he has had in cold storage since last fall, and they appear in the first rate condition and look just as fresh as if they had just been picked from the trees.

  Ray Swisher, a Prep student who spent the holiday vacation at his home at Levels, Hampshire Co, returned last Sat. He was accompanied back by Clyde and Ned Swisher, who are also attending the Prep.

  Miss Lillian Hill, of Petersburg, who teaches in the school at Gormania, and spent the holiday vacation at home, stopped off here last Sun afternoon between trains on her way back to school.

  W W Woods was called to Parkersburg Fri by the serious illness of his brother, Judge Homer Woods, who is suffering from an abscess in his head, and has been taken to a hospital at Cincinnati for an operation.

  Mr Woods returned home first of the week.

  Mr D C Arnold has the distinction of being the first district superintendent to serve in Mineral Co. Reports from his district show a vital interest in the work on the part of the district superintendent and the teachers. One of the numerous particular things which Mr Arnold is doing is that he maintains a series of quiz questions based on the new "Hygiene and Sanitation" text adopted by the State commission. -The Educator

  Our townsman, J Sloan Kuykendall, is being prominently spoken of in connection with the office of Assistant District Attorney of the US court for the Northern District of W Va. Hampshire Co is deserving of the distinction going with the office, and Mr Kuykendall's many friends would be gratified should he hand the position. -Hampshire Review
  Mr Kuykendall's many friends in this section would be glad to see him appointed.

  Maurice Wilt is on the sick list.

  Mrs Laura Rice is on the sick list at her home in McCoole.

  A J Spindler, of Ohio, is a business visitor here this week.

  Mr J W Rinehart, of Frankfort, was a business visitor in town yesterday.

  Mrs Etta Miller and daughter, Miss Sallie, spent last Mon in Cumberland.

  Atty. Chas N Finnell, has returned home for a business trip to St Louis Mo.

  N U Bond and A D Taylor of Oakland, were business visitors here Wed.

  Mrs Julia Moony and Miss Katherine Russell paid Piedmont a visit last Sun.

  Dr F L Baker and C W Smith, of Burlington, were business visitors in town yesterday.

  Mrs John Parker, of Westernport, has been taken to the hospital in Cumberland for an operation.

  Fred Starnes has moved form Orchard street to Miss Ella Whitford's house on West Piedmont St.

  Miss Norene Tygart returned to her home in Oakland Sun from a visit to her sister, Mrs Hoffman.

  Mrs F V Williams, of Medley, came down Wed on a visit to her sister, Mrs D E Lawson.

  Mrs John McMaken, and daughters, Misses Eula and Edith, were visitors to Cumberland Mon.

  W S Caldwell, who has been on the sick list the past few days, resumed his work at the B&O shop on Wed.

  Gus Lee, who is sick in a hospital at Pittsburg, is reported better and is expected to come here in a short time.

  Misses Margaret Pownall and Evelyn Cole, of Cumberland, spent from Thurs to last Sun here the guests of Mrs I C Purgit.

  Mrs W P Cline and daughter Miss Della, who spent the holidays with Mr and Mrs R C Richardson, left yesterday for their home in Wilmington N C.

  Miss Minola Hatch, who spent the holidays with home folks at Columbus, Ohio, returned last Sat and took up her work at the Prep school Mon.

  Miss Viva Jones, of Elk Garden, who is attending music school in Baltimore, spent last Sun here with friends on her way back to school.

  June Quinn, of Clarksburg, was calling on friends here last Tues. He came in to the funeral of Miss O'Brien at Piedmont, and came down to see old friends.

  Miss Fannie High, teacher in the school at Elkins, was the guest of Mrs Malcolm Frye from Sun afternoon to Mon morning. She had been spending the holidays at her home at Romney, and was on her way back.

  Among those who took in the minstrel show at Cumberland last Mon were: C E Dayton, Dennie Alderton, Harry Carskadon, Bernard Crooks, Walter Evans, Harry Woolf, Marshall Carrier, Fred Ravenscraft, Wm Crooks, Albert Davis, Willis Rickey and Fred Jones.

  Miss Mae Arnold, after spending the holidays at Burlington W Va, returned to Oakland Sat.

  Miss Rose Browning of Deer Park, was visiting in Keyser W Va, from 1912 to 1913.

  Roy Hinebaugh spent last Thurs in Keyser.

  T P Kenny, of Grafton, spent Mon in Oakland.

  Russell Taylor went down to Keyser, where he is working.

  Tom Compton has gone to Keyser, where he has a position.

  William Bevers, of near Barnum, has sold his farm in Garrett co to Trout Warnick for $1000. Mr Bevers has moved to Hampshire where he will be employed by the Masteller Coal Co as engineer on the tramway. Mr Warnick has moved to his new home. -Oakland Democrat of 9th.


  V W Twigg has sold his fine automobile to Harry Sommerville of Cumberland.

  Everhart & Rogers will send five Golden Wyandotte birds to the poultry exhibit at Pittsburg next week.

  Mrs Roy Ravenscraft and child are spending a few days here with relatives on their way to their new home at Wheeling.

  Miss Bessie Gilmore of Piedmont W Va, is seriously ill with typhoid fever. Her brother, John Gilmore, died of the same disease four days before Christmas.

  One day last week while on the street a dog belonging to Chas Harness bit E M Stottlemyer. The wound was slight and so far has not given him any trouble. Chief of Police Davis killed the dog.

  Mrs W E Woolf gave a party last Fri night at her home in honor of her daughters, Misses Louise and blanche, before they returned to school. Quite a number of young people were present and enjoyed the evening. Refreshments were served.

  On the night of Dec 31, Rev Franck H Havenner of the First M E Church, Keyser, married Clare Hare and Mr Truman Didiwick at McCoole.


  Mr P Coniff, formerly master mechanic of the B&O shops at Connelsville, but lately in charge of the erecting dept at Mt Clare, has been appointed master mechanic of the Cumberland division, succeeding J E Brady, who will return to Mt Clare shops.
  This closely follows the appointment of J M Scott, an assistant superintendent, with headquarters at Keyser, who succeeded W H Riley Jan 1st. MR Riley, who was a passenger conductor on the Wheeling division for years, it is said will return to his former position. -Cumb News of 6th.


  At Piedmont the people are asking why the health officers do not try to discover the source of so much typhoid fever. There are many cases in that city at present, and it is not long since the nearby village of Franklin had an epidemic of typhoid. the State board of health is asked to act at once. Typhoid is far more dangerous than the mild form of smallpox prevalent there of late. it is denied that the water is responsible for so much sickness in the tri-towns. -Lonaconing Cor Cumb Times of 6th.


  Attorney Wm MacDonald's new office building is about done, the finishing touches now being put on by Robinett & Zacot, the painters & decorators. The building stands on the site of Judge W C Clayton's old law offices, and is one of the most up-to-date office buildings in the State, containing two suites of offices of two rooms each. H W Baker was contractor. The front is of hard red brick and the interior is a rough white coat, with polished floors and varnish finish on the woodwork. A large fireproof vault is in the center of the building and four large open gas grates supply heat. Combination electric and gas is the lightning system.
  Mr MacDonald will occupy one suite and Judge W C Clayton the other.


  Just as we predicted, Keyser birds carried off some of the prizes at the Md Poultry and Pigeon Association show at Baltimore last week. The following brought home ribbons:
  Everhart & Rogers, for Golden Wyandoties 2nd hen, 3rd and 5th pullet.
  W C Pifer & Son, for Rose Comb Brown Leghorns, 1st cock, 2nd and 3rd hen, 2nd cockerel, 3rd and 4th pullet.
  F W Davis, for Light Brahmas, 3rd cock, 2nd and 3rd cockeretl, 3rd pullet, and 2nd pen.


  A wagon driven by E R Roberts in which John Stehl, aged 15 years, and George Mayhew, aged 17 years, were riding was struck by a freight train on the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad near Gannon's store, a short distance from Westernport Wed morning. The boys, believed to be fatally injured, were removed to Hoffman hospital. The wagon was loaded with kegs of powder being taken to the mines at Franklin. The horses and Roberts with the front of the wagon had cleared the tracks. The rear section of the wagon was carried on the pilot of the engine two hundred yards. Neither Roberts nor the horses received injury.


  Mr S T Brotemarkle, of Mapleside, yesterday killed a viper that measured three feet in length. It was crawling over a narrow path on the P J Wine farm, over which path Mr Brotemarkle was passing. Very few of the variety of snakes are found in this vicinity and very few snakes are seen crawling about at this season of the year.

  Cumb News of 8th.


 County Court met in regular session last Tues with Commissioners Dayton, Bane and Blencke present. The court organized by electing R H Dayton as president.

  The application of G H Reynolds for appointment as a notary public was approved.

  Jas H Whip was appointed overseer of the poor for Cabin Run District in the place of Jas B Rees, resigned.

  Wm L Wagoner was granted license to keep restaurant and hotel on Mineral Street.

  F C Patton, assessor, made the following recommendations, which the court approved: Chas M Tasker and Claude W Fertig as assistants, and A H Metcalfe as office clerk.

  An appropriation of $500 out of the roads funds of Frankfort district was made for the repair of the roads in Ridgeley, which money is to be expended under the direction of Alfred Ridgeley and J T Vandergrift.

  Under application of a number of tax payers for the establishment of a public road from the Pinto bridge up the river through the lands of Hitchins, Cuningham and others to P B Llewellyn's the court appointed Alfred Ridgeley, Eugene Gerstell and V F Alkire to view and report on same.

  Mertens Sons were exonerated from taxes on certain lot in Ridgeley for 1912.

  Thos House was exonerated from taxes on 246 acres of land in Frankfort district for 1912.

  The bond of C E Shillingburg as Justice in Elk District, was approved.

  Ordered that Frankfort rod precinct No 2 be divided, making Patterson's Creek the line, and all rest of the creek to be given to Cosmos Siple.

  On application of E G Kimmell and others for the establishment of a county road from Carskadon and Baltimore streets in South Keyser through the lands of F M Reynolds and others to the Pine Swamp Road, S N Moore, C C Junkins and Jas E Sheetz were appointed viewers to report on same.

  James Hershberger, aged thirteen years, on application, was ordered to be taken by the sheriff to the asylum at Huntington.


  The Calendar Coterie was entertained yesterday afternoon at the home of Miss Glendora Keys and spent a very pleasant and profitable session. The attendance was good and arrangements were perfected for the party to be given next Fri evening at the home of Mrs W E Woolf. The hostess served a lunch and refreshments.


  Ex-Sheriff L O Davis has a record for tax collections of $18,000 in one week when the discount was allowed. He expects on July 1, to turn over the tax books absolutely balanced to his successor, C E Nethken. This has never before been done.


  Romney W Va, Jan 8
  The corporation election resulted in the election of Jos A Kelley for mayor, he received 68 votes; S P Combs for recorder with 91 votes; councilmen, W C Parker, 93; C A McIlwee, 77; L P Levings, 136; J D Blue, 100; and W N Baird, 133. W N Guthrie and Dr McKeever, candidates for mayor, received, respectively, 28 and 45 votes each.


  There has been an unusual amount of high wind the past week, especially for this time of the year, and a great deal of damage has been done to buildings, fencing and trees. Last Fri was the worst. The porch at Chas Alkire's new home was torn almost to pieces. The roof was taken off and the porch so badly damaged that a new one will have to be built. Part of the roof was taken off of the Pottery building. Part of the roof was torn off the M E Church parsonage. Mr I M Long's residence was damaged some, a window was taken out of the apartments occupied by Mr and Mrs H L Arnold, and considerable damage was done to a number of other residences about town.


  Attorney W H Griffith is in Romney this week representing Mrs W E Woolf in a suit for $1,000 damages in the Circuit Court of Hampshire Co against the Consolidated Telephone Co. Last summer, while autoing along the public road near Hanging Rock, a low swinging telephone wire caught the top of the automobile, tearing it off and injuring Mrs Woolf. It is claimed the wire was let droop in a careless and dangerous way across the public highway. Jno J Cornwell represents the defense.


  I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife, Ida Athey. Earl L Athey