APRIL 7, 2003


Ervin J Welton went to Bayard, W Va, Sunday, where he will teach school this winter

Geo V Ward made a business trip to Westernport, Md, the latter part of last week

Mrs Percival Lantz and daughter, Martha Lee, went to Washington DC on Tuesday to spend the winter. Martha Lee will resume her studies at the Potomac School in that city.

Cleveland Pyles is moving this week to Magnolia, where his is employed on the B&O construction work.

Miss Nellie Adams is visiting relatives in Keyser this week

C L Daniels of Spring Gap Md spend Sunday here with his sister, Mrs R R Allen

James H Flanagan returned home from Philadelphia Monday. He was married in that city recently and we understand will soon bring his bride here.


Dr Kennedy, wife and child, and Mrs Miller, of Mill Creek, returned last week after a pleasant visit to Mrs Mollie Kight and friends at Elk Garden.

Mrs John Davis has resigned his position as teamster to Oakmont for the B&L store. After visiting his relatives at Hampshire county, he will move to Morgantown, we wish him success. He will probably be engaged in mercantile business.

Mrs J Eston Winsboro, salesman in Maybury's store at Piedmont, greeted his many friends here last Sunday. He is still the same irrepressible Teddy.

Mrs Wright Umstot, of Westernport, visited his brother, D C Arnold, and other relatives the first of the week.

Mrs Helen Graham, of Oakland, and Mrs Wm Ashby, of Corinth, Md, visited Mrs Thos W Ashby last week. Mr Ashby is confined to his room.

Rev F C Rollman has moved to Burlington where he will take charge of the Star of Hope Child Refuge. He was postmaster here for 12 or more years and understood the business thoroughly. He makes a special study of everything he undertakes and we predict that he will be successful in his philanthropic enterprise and people will soon wonder how they get along without such an institution in our midst. To one engaged in charity of this kind the words of Scott are appropriate. "When we come to dee, it's na what we ha' doon for oursels, but what we he' doon for ithers, that we'll think on maist pleasantly."

The funeral of Wm H Miller on Wednesday of last week was largely attended. His age was 63 years, 4 months and 29 days. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev W W White, assisted by Rev John A Shockey. He was a member of the Order of Owls and there were fifty members in the funeral procession besides a number who came late and did not join the procession. The members of the Order came from Westernport and intervening towns and were joined by the membership here. The flower bearers were Jas Blackburn, I N Lyon, S R Taylor, John McNally, Taylor Shears, Philmore White. The deceased leaves a wife and one daughter and many friends to mourn his departure.

This community was shocked of hearing the sudden death of our former citizen, Wm Howe, who died at his home at Westernport, Md, October 2, 1913. He came to Elk Garden in July 1886, and from England in 1870. His age was 70 years, 2 months and 24 days. His wife proceeded him, her death occurring March 24, 1913. Uncle Billy Howe, as he was familiarly known, was a prominent Odd Fellow and he was held in high esteem by the membership here. 30 Odd Fellows attended the funeral last Sunday at Piedmont from Elk Garden and ten ladies. He leaves three sons and two daughters and many friends to mourn his sudden demise.

An Italian, James Lamento, was shot at Potomac Manor, Oct 6. Justice C W Ervin held an inquest. Prosecuting Attorney Emory Tyler was at the inquest and Dr Hugh Strachan. The following jury was impaneled: Gilbert Seaman, L A Iser, Wm Helmick, E M Lipscom, L C Spiker, Winfield Bray. The verdict of the jury was, that James Lamento came to his death Oct 6, between 12 and 1 o'clock am, by several wounds inflicted by someone not himself and by the jurors not known. His body was found early in the morning lying across the railroad track. He received four bullets in the front, one in the back, and one which glanced across his breast and arm. He was buried at Elk Garden on Tuesday. Some arrests have been made and others are likely to follow.

Mrs J O Edwards, of Tunnelton, visited her daughter, Mrs Tip Bankert last week

Rev J A Shockey has been holding an interesting revival at the Nethken Hill Church.

Mr Lawrence Jones and family attended the funeral of Wm Howe at Piedmont last Sunday. Mr Jonmes is his son-in-law.


Press of 3rd

Tom Welton and family, of Keyser, came up Tuesday evening on a visit to relatives.

Cecil Shobe returned the first of the week from a two weeks visit to his brother, J N, at Keyser.

Mrs Fred Klencke, of Piedmont, arrived here Sunday evening on a visit to her mother, Mrs Rebecca Parks.

Mrs L J Forman and daughter, Miss Esther, left Wednesday for Romney, where they will spend a few days with relatives

On last Saturday 480 fat hogs were shipped to eastern market from this place, also 20 fat cattle and about four or five hundred lambs

I D Smith, who left here to attend W Va University, changed his mind and is now a student at Washington & Lee University, at Lexington, Va

Mrs J P Cowger is visiting her parents and other relatives at Ft Seybert. On her return they will go to housekeeping in their new dwelling which Mr Cowger has just erected.

Miss Margaret Bell, of Virginia, who has been visiting Miss Virginia Ervin, returned home Tuesday

Misses Virginia Ervin, Nina Taylor and Kathleen Welton visited friends at Romney the first of the week

Mrs Annie Grove and her guest, Mrs Robert Zell, spend several days in Moorefield this week visiting friends.

Mrs Ora Ellis, of Washington DC, spent last week visiting H E Schell and other relatives in Grant county.

A H Kimble, of Wellington, Ill, is visiting friends and relatives in Grant county. Mr Kimble left here 28 years ago. He is engaged in farming and says crops are very good in his section.

Bernie Baker left the first of the week for Keyser where he will load several car loads of cattle to be shipped to Jesse Welton in Ohio. Bernie will spend a week or two in Ohio before returning home.

Ervin and Evers Kessel are sick at the home of their sister, Mrs Sam Reel, at Arthur, of typhoid fever. The former was taken sick last week while on a business trip to Detroit Michigan, and arrived here Saturday evening. This is the second time Ervin has had the fever in one year, he having it last fall.

Mr and Mrs Chas Carskadon of Headsville accompanied by Mrs Albert Hand, their daughter and children, spend last week at the "meadows" the guests of Mrs J R Smith.

Examiner of 2nd

Mrs Annie Grove of Petersburg and her guest Mrs Mary Zell of Alabama spent several days visiting friends here this week.

Tom Siever was called to Keyser this week on account of the illness of his uncle Mr Hughes

Mr and Mrs Ernest Bowman, of Franklin, passed through here yesterday on their way to Tarkio, Mo, where Mrs Bowman will go on to Texas to visit relatives

A W Heishman, who recently sold his farm to Fabius, has purchased of Grover C Hiett his farm near town, and expects to move here about the middle of the month. Mr Heishman also purchased of P W Inskeep, a lot adjoining his house.

T J Bergdoll began work on the big barn for the B B McMechen last Monday and on Saturday had it ready for the roof. He is rushing work on this building. Mr Bergdoll has also contracted to erect a new home for Chas E Hevner near town.

Mrs A V Hendrickson, who has been conducting the Turley Hotel for the past 20 years, made sale of her personal property last Saturday and has closed the hotel. Mrs Hendrickson will reside at the hotel until her new house on Franklin street is completed.

Streit Cunningham, who has been employed by the Davis Coal and Coke Co, for a number of years, has recently been appointed Chief Clerk to the General Supt, with headquarters at Thomas.

Robt Eastham and a party of 12 friends of Washington, Va, took dinner here Tuesday, They were on an auto trip

Hon Geo E Price returned to his home in Charleston Saturday morning after a visit of a few days here last week

Misses Mary Katherine Wilson and Blanche Wilderson left Tuesday to visit relatives in Cumberland for a few days

Charley Wise shipped from Rio last week 140 head of cattle for eastern markets

Mrs John S Fisher has been quite sick for several weeks with inflammatory rheumatism

Arno Friddle left Tuesday morning for Richmond, Va, where he will enter school and study pharmacy

Miss Mary Stype left for Green Spring last week, where she will visit Mrs V L Myerly.

Mrs W H Cunningham, who has been visiting friends here for several weeks, has returned to her home at Harrisonburg, Va

Mrs Annie Shearer left this morning for Baltimore, where she will be present where her son William will be ordained Sunday

Miss Rose Powell of Augusta is visiting her sister, Mrs Etta Dicken, at this place

Carl Allen left last week for Keyser to attend the Keyser Prep School

H S Carr and wife left Monday morning for a visit to relatives at Clarksburg

Dr Wynkoop of Greenspring was here Tuesday night on consultation with Dr Gochenour regarding the illness of Miss Rosie Riggleman, who has been quite ill for some time

Miss Pauline Williams left Monday morning for Dallas, Texas, where she will spend the winter with her sister, Mrs Wood. R C Wilson accompanied her part of the way.

I H Bergdoll left this morning for Dobbin, where he will teach the Dobbin school this winter.


Mr John H Parker returned from a three weeks trip through O, Ind and Ill.

Mrs Harriet Whiteman was at Fountain a couple weeks among relatives

Miss Dora Ludwick returned from a visit to Petersburg

Mr and Mrs J H Parker, Miss Marie Ludwick, Messrs Thos Martin, O B Whiteman, R D Parker and W H Clinedinst went to Cumberland last Thursday in Mr Parkers Jack Rabbits.

Miss Florence Markwood has been visiting Misses Ludwick the last week

Miss Belle Taylor was among friends last Wednesday

Mr and Mrs B T Racey were visiting relatives Sunday

Miss Mollie Whiteman is visiting in Romney

R S Ludwick and sister Miss Nanee were among friends on South Branch last week]

Mr and Mrs C D Whiteman spent last Sunday in Keyser with friends

Mrs A O Whipp was a visitor in Keyser and Cumberland last week

Mrs J C Ludwick and Miss Marie are visiting in Bayard

Mrs T T Stickley was in Cumberland last week.



A great many farmers are busy seeding

We are glad to say Mr Wallace Anderson who has pneumonia is getting along nicely

Miss Damie Flanagan spend a part of last week with Keyser friends

Miss Lena Dawson is spending this week with her sister, Mr R M Ashby of near McCoole, Md

Mr and Mrs U Z Warnick spend Sunday with Mr I T Umstot

Mr and Mrs Albert Umstot were in Keyser Monday shopping

Mr Ernest Dawson was a Keyser visitor Tuesday

Mrs J K Staggers and niece, Grace Long, were calling at I D Taylors Sunday evening

Master Sammie Smith spend Monday night with Mr Edgar Umstot

Miss Alda Sites and Evers Umstot were calling at Mrs H C Dawson Sunday

Mr and Mrs Amos Adams spent Sunday with Mrs I D Taylor

Miss Bessie Warnick spend Wednesday night with Miss Maude Kuykendall

Mr Phillip Bennett and family moved to their home near Alaska Tuesday

Mrs John Umstot was calling on Mrs J A Smith Sunday

Mr Frank Dawson of near the Fountain, was in our vicinity last week

Mr Eldridge Sites was circulating among friends here Sunday

Rev Wilson preached an excellent sermon at Centenary Sunday evening

Mrs Vincent Cunningham and Miss Maude Kuykendall spent Thursday with Mrs S A Trask.


Editor Tribune

As we are not represented in your most valuable paper at this place we thought we would pen a few items.

We are having fine weather at this time

Wm Duvall and family of New Creek, spent last Sabbath with the Rev Jno A Shockey

Mr Stephen Dixon sold a nice bunch of cattle last Monday. Mr Dixon is a hustler

Rev John A Shockey was taken on a surprise last Sunday morning when Edgar Welch of Emoryville and Miss Cora Mackley drove up to the parsonage and in a few well spoken words they were made man and wife. May their life be a happy one.

J E Aronhalt is papering the M E parsonage this week, which makes a final finish of it

Sorry to note that Mrs Stephen Dixon continues poorly

Our butcher, Reese Nethken, has butchered over two car loads of cattle in the last 60 days

Protracted meeting at Nethken Hill grows more interesting every night

Was glad to see our old friend Blaine Kalbaugh this week

Our school at Sulphur is without a teacher

Preaching at Hartmonsville Sunday the 12 to 7:30, by Rev J A Shockey.




Invitation cards are out for the marriage of Miss Susan Guthrie Lawson and Mr Earle McCulley Amick, on the fifteenth of October, at the Presbyterian church, Romney. Also for the marriage of Miss Susan Charity Long and Mr Arthur Zachariah Ewers, at the Presbyterian church at Romney, on the eighteenth of October.


Miss Elizabeth W MacDonald, daughter of Mrs Norman MacDonald of Keyser, W Va, and Mr O M Smith of Petersburg, W Va, were married at 6 o'clock Monday morning, Oct 6, in the Emmanuel Episcopal church, by the Rev R E L Strider. Mr and Mrs Smith left on No 2 for New York, from whence they sail Saturday for a two weeks stay in Bermuda.


Mr Bernard Kenealey and Miss Flora Emmert were married on Oct 2, by Rev M H Keen at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs Frank Coleman on Orchard street. Mrs Kenealey lived in Piedmont and was a typo in the Independent Office.


Mr and Mrs J W Virts celebrated their 50th anniversary of their marriage Wednesday at the home of their daughter, Mrs J W Wolford on St Cloud street. A banquet was prepared by the daughters and was greatly enjoyed by all the children and grand children. The seven children were present, Mrs W L Matheney of Grafton, Mrs Grace Shanholtz of Newport News, Va; Mrs Bessie Lyons, of Washington DC; Mrs Wm Martin, Mrs J W Wolford and Wm Virts of Keyser and C C Virts of Newburg. The day was an enjoyable one for Mr and Mrs Virts and for the children and grandchildren.


A pretty home wedding occurred at the home of the bride's father, R H Cookus, in Romney, last Wednesday morning, when his youngest daughter, Miss Susan Harrison Cookus became the bride of Dana Cecil Martin, of White Sulphur. The house was decorated with golden rod and roses, and the ceremony was performed by Rev Dr F J Brooke, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Only the near relatives and friends witnessed the wedding. The bride wore a travelling suit of dark blue with hat and gloves to match. After the wedding Mr and Mrs Martin left on the noon train for a wedding trip, going first to Pittsburg, to visit the bride's sister, Mrs A C Grose, going from there to Washington, DC, and Western cities, after which they will make their home at White Sulphur, where the groom has a position with the Chesapeake and Ohio RR. Among those from out of town who were present were Payne and Constance Gordon and Louis Long, of Keyser.



On Tuesday morning the body of an Italian, James Lamento, was found on the track of W M RR near Blaine. Upon examination it was found that he had been shot and his body placed upon the rails, evidently with the hope of destroying the evidence. The county officials were at once notified and are working on the case. Two suspects have been arrested and are being held pending further developments.


Miss Laura Nazerdt died last night at the home of Mrs McCoole, where she was employed. She is the daughter of James S Nayerdt of Petersburg, who had recently moved there from Virginia. Her age was 16 years.


Mr D Kenney Hughes, who was stricken with paralysis on September 24, died at his home Monday morning, aged 71 years. He was one of the oldest and substantial citizens in this community, having lived in Keyser about 12 years, coming here from Grant county. He leaves a widow, one brother and one sister. The funeral took place from his home on Tuesday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev R G Hammond, and was laid to rest in Queen's Point Cemetery.


Mrs Mary Trenter, wife of William Trenter, died at her home on Monday night, after a long illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev R G Hammond. Interment was made at Queen's Point Cemetery.


The funeral of Mr William H Snider, aged 75, who died Tuesday night at the residence of his daughter, Mrs James Pierce, in McCoole, took place Thursday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev A O Price of the Presbyterian church, and interment was made in Phialo cemetery, Westernport, Md. Mr Snider was a veteran of the Civil War, and a member of several fraternal orders. He is survived by the following children: Mrs J T Pierce, of McCoole; James I Snider, of Keyser; Mrs James Hershberger, of Blaine; Mrs John Jones, of Elk Garden; Misses Cora and Ella Snider, of Baltimore.


W H Arnold, of Romney, who was arrested in the First National Bank, Cumberland, on Saturday morning by officers O'Hara and Emmart while trying to pass a check bearing the alleged forged signature of Lee Haines, a merchant in Oldtown, was given a hearing at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. In the absence of the city of City Magistrate Humbirds, Justice Chas O Roemer held court. Arnold, through his attorneys Bruce and Barnard, waived preliminary hearing and asked for trial by jury. His bond was fixed at $1,000 and he was held to await the action of the grand jury.


The Children's Bureau of the U S Department of Labor, of which Miss Julia C Lathrop is chief, has issued the first part of a hand book of Federal statistics of children, complied from the reports of the 1910 census. According to the figures in part 1, on April 15, 1910, Uncle Sam had 29,499,186 children under 15 years of age, and they made up almost one third of his entire family. Almost all of these children were born on his own soil. The foreign born white children numbered only 759,346 and formed only 2.6 percent of the total number of children.


Postmaster General Burleson has received a petition asking him to bar from the mails the Bible, on the ground that it contains "obscene literature." The petition is signed by about 25 persons, but the post office refused today to give the names or to tell what sect the signers belong to. The request of the petitioners will not be granted. The petition does not designate the objectional sections of the Bible. From the above it would seem as though some people are going to the extreme. If there is obscene matter in the Bible that would bar it from the mails it would seem as though a majority of the people are very fond of having obscene matter in their homes.

Wellsburg, W Va

Leroy Vance Lazear told of an experience out on the J M Brown farm yesterday, which is enough for him in the snake line. "While watching a squirrel in a tree, I looked down and beheld a copperhead snake measuring 2 ½ feet in length and nibbling at my ankles were 16 young copperheads measuring about 6 inches in length. I did not take time to shoot the squirrel." Charles Deighton, who was with Lazear while relating his story, reached in his pocket and pulled out a young copperhead, nine inches in length, and already trying to bite him. Deighton says: " I was sitting among the paw- paw bushes on the Well's farm, Beach Bottom, where near my feet I saw an old mother copperhead with 39 youngsters. I turned the shotgun loose and killed only one of the young ones, the mother getting away." Copperhead snakes have become much more numerous in Brooke county than black snakes.


Effective on November 1, the Western Maryland RR Co has entered into an arrangement with the Trunk Lines Mileage Bureau to sell on and after that date interchangeable mileage. This will be a new departure for the passenger department of the Western Maryland. It is expected to bring much passenger business to the road. The mileage will be good on all the railroads, with but few exceptions, west of the Ohio river. The roads on which the interchangeable mileage will not be good east of the Ohio river are a very few of the smaller lines.


Legislation specifically aimed at trusts was not permitted in the Tariff Bill, Democratic leaders pledging the party to deal with that subject at the next session.

The Woolen Trust was hit by reduced rates on manufactured woolens.

The Steel Trust was heavily hit by large reductions in duties of the products they control

The Beef Trust undoubtedly will be affected by the free listing of all duties on meats

The Tobacco Trust will be affected slightly by the removal of the restrictions as to the number of Phillipines cigars that may be imported free.

Placing all leather for the manufacture of boots and shoe machinery on the free list will curtail considerably the profit of the Leather Trust and the US Machinery Corporation.


To drop in and get a free copy of the magazines we are offering as a premium with the Tribune. We have but a few copies left.


Rally Day was observed at the Grace M E Church, South, by the Sunday School. The day was pleasant and the room was beautifully decorated with autumn leaves and cut flowers. The orchestra of six pieces rendered music of more than usual attractiveness. The duet, "The Cross and the Flag," rendered by Misses Elizabeth Hoffman and Sadie Paris, was a feature of the day. The one great attraction was the infant class. They sang a number of songs which more than pleased the audience, and showed how well and carefully they had trained. This class is under the management of Mrs J H Markwood, with Miss Frances Davis as organist, and Mrs Earl Lowry, Mrs George Freeland and Miss Sadie Paris as assistants. That this corps of instructors labor hard and faithfully is shown by the interest taken and the large and regular attendance. Little Verna Wells, also of the infant class, sang most beautifully a solo. Remarks were made by Dr Hoffman, Mrs Chapman, Rev Keene, Mr Markwood and Mrs Markwood. Dr Hoffman's subject was "Why I Love the Sunday School," and was of deep interest and we feel that if more could have heard his reasons, there would be a larger attendance of adults. Mrs Chapman's subject was "My Old Sunday School Teacher." She had many pleasant things to tell, and who is there who has not when they have a teacher who loves the work and takes a personal interest in the welfare of the pupils. Rev Keene spoke on "The Church and the Sunday School." We all know that the church and the Sunday school must work together. Too many parents leave the entire Sunday School work to the teacher. The adult attendance of church members in the Sunday School is far too small, and the best results can never be obtained until the church and Sunday School blend together and become as one. Mrs Markwood spoke on "Parents Interest in Sunday School" This is a strong feature in the work and cannot be over estimated. Every parent knows that it is their duty to send their children to Sunday School and really the best way to do it is to go along with the children. How such an arrangement would please those in charge, and it is well worth trying. Mr Markwood spoke on "Sunday School Work" and his remarks showed that much real work is needed to keep a Sunday school a place of interest to the young, but it can be done as is shown by the good work of Grace Sunday School. The primary department has 221 enrolled and there were but 21 absent. Dr Hoffman stated that many years ago the school was organized with but 13 enrolled, and on Sunday last there were about 600 present. Quite a solid growth. Of the 13 originally enrolled, there were two of them present last Sunday, Dr Hoffman and Mrs J H Miers. Below we give figures that are convincing proof of the constant and steady work of the officers and teachers.

Scholars, including Cradle Roll-470
Officers and Teachers-23
Scholars present-357
Officers and Teachers-21
Visitors in various classes-95
Others present but not enrolled-55
Total Present-528

Held at Burlington Oct 16-17
First Day
Morning sessions opens promptly at 10:30 am
Prayer-Rev Wilhite
Music-Mountain Valley Band
Presidents Address-Capt J W Vandiver
Secretary's Report-W A Leatherman
Care of Young Orchards-H L Smith
Question Box
Noon Recess

Afternoon session opens at 1:30pm
Music-Mountain Valley Band
Feeds and Feeding-R E Hunt
Music-Mountain Valley Band|
Control of Insects and Diseases in Young Orchards-H L Smith
General Discussion
Growing Corn-I P Carskadon
Question Box
Appointment of Committees

Evening session opens promptly at 7:00 pm
Band Concert-Mtn Valley Band
Butter Making on the Farm-H L Smith
Girls Club Work-Miss Sadie R Guseman
Music-Mtn Valley Band

Second Day
Morning session 9:30 am
Prayer-Rev G S Arnold
Music-Mtn Valley Band
Silos and Silage-R E Hunt
General Discussion
Soil Improvement-H L Smith
Question Box
Noon Recess

Afternoon session 1:30 pm
Music-Mtn Valley Band
Improvement of Farm Animals-R E Hunt
Report of Committees
Election of Officers
Ladies Hour
Report of Judges and Awarding of Prizes
Music-Mtn Valley Band

A special session for the ladies will be held in a separate room each afternoon. Miss Sadie R Guseman will be in charge.

Oct 16-1:30 pm
Home Canning
The Problem of the Lunch Basket

Oct 17-1:30 pm
Bread Making
The Care of Milk
Questions will be received and answered each afternoon.

Exhibit of Farm Products
Premium List
S S Rees, Special
Prizes open to boys under 20 years of age, Exhibits to grown by exhibitor
Best 10 ears-Yellow Dent Corn $5.00
Best 10 ears-Any variety-1st $3.00, 2nd $1.50, 3rd ribbon
Best 10 potatoes-1st $3, 2nd $1.50, 3dr ribbon
Best 10 tomatoes-1st $3.00, 2nd $1.50, 3rd ribbon
Prizes open to girls under 20 years of ag
Best Pound Print Butter-1st $3, 2nd $1.50, 3rd ribbon
Best Loaf Bread-1st $3, 2nd $1.50, 3rd ribbon
Best Layer of Mold Cake--$1
Best Pie--$1
Uncle Mike Swartzwalder Special Prizes Open to All Farmers
Best exhibit of Grain and Grasses-1st 20 apple trees, 2nd 20 peach trees
Best collection Garden Truck-1st 20 apple trees, 2nd 20 peach trees
Best display of Fruits-1st 20 apple trees, 2nd 20 peach trees
Best collection Canned Goods-1st 20 apple trees, 2nd 20 peach trees
Best collection Fruit Butter-1st 20 apple trees, 2nd 20 peach trees
Best Draft Colt under one year-1st $2.50, 2nd ribbon
Best Saddle Colt under one year-1st $3.50, 2nd ribbon


The fall meeting of the Potomac Valley Round Table will be held at Lonaconing Md on Oct 31 and Nov 1. This is the first meeting of the Association that has been held on the Maryland side for several years and the teachers over there intend to make this meeting eclipse and any former meeting. All the teachers of the valley know the reputation of Lonaconing as to its ability to entertain and look forward to this meeting with pleasure. The programme ,which will have attractive speakers, will be published in a few days. The state Supt's of both Maryland and W Va have signified their intention of attending. The school officials of Allegheny county have ordered the schools closed for one day for their teachers to attend this meeting. Surely the Boards of Education in W Va can do as well. Lonaconing can be reached by trolley every hour either Piedmont or Cumberland. Those desiring information as the hotel accommodations should write to Prof A F Smith at Lonaconing.


Mrs T A Martin is visiting in Cumberland

Miss Leah Wolf was in Cumberland over Sunday

Miss Ora Akers was in Cumberland Wednesday

Mr and Mrs John Burke are in Cumberland today

Mr Robert Nine is at home much improved in health

Miss Margaret Liller was a Cumberland visitor Wednesday

Mrs Nellie Brannon was a Cumberland visitor on Wednesday

Mr S R Hott of Burlington was a business visitor here Monday

Miss Nellie Adams of Frankfort, is visiting friends in the city

Mr E A Russell was on a business trip to Fairmont this week

Mr A H Metcalfe of Ridgeville was in the city one day this week

Mr Paul Peters was a Cumberland visitor one day this week

Miss Joretha Liller is improving after a severe attack of typhoid

Mrs W W Woodard and children were in Piedmont one day this week

Miss Ruth Arnold who has been quite ill with typhoid is improving

Mrs Douglas Blair and Mrs J C Smith were in Swanton Wednesday

Mr and Mrs M F Davis of Cumberland, were in the city Wednesday

Dr F L Baker and son of Burlington, were in the city on Saturday last

Misses Dora Johnson and Tora Offner were visitors in Cumberland this week

Mrs M L Matheny and children of Grafton are visiting Mrs J W Wolford

Miss Laura Neville who has been visiting at Terra Alta, has returned home

Mr I M Long has been in Baltimore on business, and returned this week

Mr Frank Hutchinson of New York, has been here this week visiting his mother

Mr and Mrs G E Sirbaugh are visiting her father, Squire Ebert, of Laurel Dale

Mrs A J Pancake has returned from a visit among friends in the county

Mrs Joe Shaffer and daughter and Mrs Chas Broome were in Cumberland Saturday

Mr J M Bright and wife left Tuesday for York, Pa, where they will attend the fair

Miss Bessie Dean of Elk Garden who has been visiting here, has returned to her home

Mrs C E Brandt and Mrs Ida Butler, of Cumberland, are visiting in the city this week

Mrs Belle Davis of Petersburg has returned to her home after a visit among friends here

Mrs Will Castle and Mrs Fred Grabenstein of Cumberland were here this week calling on friends

Mr and Mrs H H Busick of Baltimore are visiting Mrs Busick's father, Rev F H Havenner

Misses Maud and Nellie Rice, who have been visiting in Richmond, Va, returned home this week

Mrs Belle Davis of Romney was in the city this week visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs J G Wolfe

Mrs Lizzie Turner and children has come from Canaan to spend the winter with her mother, Mrs Trout

Mrs Charles Twigg of Elkins returned home this week after making her mother, Mrs Lottie Moomau, a visit.

Mrs Jacob Avers went to Cumberland Wednesday to attend the funeral of her brother in law, Gordon Weaver

Dr Legge of Cumberland was called into consultation Monday with Dr Yeakley to attend Donald Davis, who is dangerously ill.

Mr Paul Davis of Morgantown came home over Sunday. He was accompanied by his friends, Mr Shriver and Mr Casto

Mr C W Shelley, contractor on the new K of P armory, fell from a scaffold on Wednesday, giving him a general shaking up and a sprained ankle. He was fortunate not have been more seriously injured.

On Saturday night last as Mr Ada Hilton was returning from Keyser to McCoole on the new pavement in the race track addition, she did not see the drop in the walk left open for a street and fell, badly breaking her leg. She was soon found by a passerby and was at once given proper attention.

Mrs E R Connell is in Baltimore this week

Mrs Charles Davis is visiting friends in Virginia

Miss Katie Corder is visiting friends at Moorefield

Mrs Charles Hodges was in Cumberland Wednesday

Mr E V Romig is a visitor in Burlington this week

Mr William Adams of Rees Mill Sundayed in Keyser

Miss Josephine Miers was a Cumberland visitor Sunday

Mr Obed Babb of Martin, was here Tuesday to see his sons

Mrs Edgar Davis has returned from a visit to Burlington

Mr J H Mohler is in Pittsburg visiting his son William

Mr and Mrs E G Kimmel have returned from Pittsburg

Mr Maurice Jones of Williamsport, was in the city Thursday

Miss Bessie Kimmel has returned from a visit to Thomas

Mr J W Vandiver of Burlington was in the city Wednesday

Mr and Mrs H P Medley of Altoona Pa, are visiting friends here

Miss Ada Gordon, teacher at Tasker school, spent Sunday at home

Mrs Olive Snider and Mrs Philip Sawyer went to Grafton today

Mr and Mrs Oscar Spotts are visiting friends in Harpers Ferry

Dr F S Johnston of Elkins, was here visiting his mother Tuesday

Mr Samuel Kight was in Oakland one day this week attending the fair

Mrs Dr Stehley returned Tuesday from a visit to Falling Waters

Mrs Frye, of Medley is visiting her daughter, Mrs E R Connell

Mrs W C Taylor and children went to Romney Tuesday on a visit

Mrs W J Alderton is entertaining Miss Mabel Reynolds of Washington

Mrs Ray Wells is entertaining Miss Pauline Woodward of Chillicothe, Ohio

Mr and Mrs Neibaugh of Oregon, are the guests of Mr John Murphy

Misses May White and Lillie Parks have been visiting in Oakland this week

Dr O P Likens and wife of Orlando, Fla, are in this section visiting friends

Mr J C Watson and Judge Reynolds went to Royal Glen Mills for a fishing trip

Chief Davis is in New York this week to see about a motor fire truck for the city

Mr and Mrs Raymond is entertaining Miss Margaret McKay of New Florence, Pa

Mrs Rebecca Richardson and little Mary Russell returned Tuesday from Bedford Pa

Messrs Lloyd and Floyd Mills have gone to Philadelphia to witness the Worlds Series games

Mrs Ellen Roberts of Chicago Junction, Ohio, made us a pleasant call on Monday of this week

Misses Louise Steorts and Ruth Bane, returned home this week from a visit to Mapleside

Mr Marshall Carrier who is employed in the Pierce Drug Store at Frostburg was in town this week

Messrs John Sincell and Charles Weimer were in Oakland Sunday to attend the funeral of Dr Bartlett

Mr Clarence Vossler went to Maysville Tuesday accompanied by Misses Blance Babb and Helen Vossler

Miss Daisy Black has as her guests the Misses May Adams, Nora Woods and Clara Goodwin of Washington

Mrs F C Rollman was in the city Tuesday on her way to Burlington, where she will make her home in the future.

Mr and Mrs Henry Pyles of Garret, Ind, who have been visiting relatives here, have returned to their home

Mrs J C Neuhauser left Tuesday for Pennsylvania. She was accompanied by her grandfather who has been visiting here

Mr Glen Workman will visit Baltimore and other eastern cities, and the Hagerstown fair next week while on his vacation.

Mrs D A Arnold is visiting her brother, George Reese in Washington DC, and while there will attend the missionary meeting in Baltimore.

Mrs Bessie Lyons of Washington, who attended the golden wedding of her parents, Mr and Mrs J W Virts, left for home Wednesday.


Johnnie Wright, while running across Armstrong street Wednesday night, to his home, was run down by Dr Babb in his auto, but was not seriously injured. Another auto coming from the opposite direction held his attention and he did not see the doctor coming.


Several children of the Public School were made happy at chapel on Tuesday morning of this week when the Board of Education announced the prize winners in the Garden contest. Last spring the Supt. and Board of Education offered several prizes for gardens planted and attended by pupils of the School. This was done to stimulate an interest in Agriculture, provide garden vegetables for the home and teach the pupils some lessons in practical gardening. The gardens were judged about the middle of August, the Judges being J H Markwood, R A Welch and W Sobraska. The first prize, a five dollar gold piece, was awarded to Mr Richard Sliger. The second prize, $2.50, was divided between Miss Willa Pawnall and Pauline Pawnall. The next three prizes of $1.00 each were rewarded as follows: Miss Viola Bailey, Mr Harry Taylor and one was divided between Miss Elizabeth Bolyard and Miss Nora Bolyard.


The postoffice at Pine Hurst will be discontinued on Oct 31.


Sunday, October 12th, 1913

11 am-Miss Jennie Smith

3 pm-Union Consecration Meeting conducted by Miss Jennie Smith. The ministers and congregations of all the churches are cordially invited to attend this service.

8 pm-Revival under the direction of Miss Jennie Smith.

F H Havenner, Pastor


At a meeting of the Council of the City of Keyser, held on the 9th day of September, 1913, it was ordered that a discount of 2 percent be allowed on all taxes paid on or before November 15, 1913, that after November 15, 1913, no discount be allowed, and that from and after January 1, 1914, interest at percent as provided by law, be added to all taxes that remain unpaid. Your tax bill is now ready and you may take advantage of the discount allowed by calling at the Council Chamber and paying your taxes anytime before November 15, between 9 am and 9 pm. After November 15th, no discount will be allowed.

By order of the council,

L M Bomberger

City Clerk


A number of the members of the U B Church gave a pound party to their pastor, Rev R G Hammond last Friday night, and a very pleasant evening was spent by all who were present.


The Rev Lewis will preach a special sermon to the P S of at Dulings on Sunday, Oct 19, at 10:30 am. Everybody invited.




Train leaves Keyser 9 am. Returning
Leave Burlington 3:30 pm


$1.00 A YEAR



NOTICE-Miss Ida Crawford, agent for the celebrated Spirella Corset, will call at homes and take orders. This is the same corset as advertised in the Ladies Home Journal, Delineator, etc. Persons wishing to see her in the meantime can call at her residence. 127 W Piedmont Street or phone 164F.

Two houses for rent. Apply at 119 Centre street.

VIAVI TREATMENT-I will be at the Reynold's Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o'clock pm. MRS L M KENNISTON, MANAGER.

HOUSE FOR SALE-The Walsh building on Piedmont street, 16 rooms, in good condition. Desirable for flats or hotel. For further particulars apply at premises.

RESTAURANT FOR SALE-Other interests compel sale. Paying well at present. Right price for right party. Address Box 205 Piedmont, W Va.

FOR SALE-Light two-horse wagon and double set brass mounted work harness. Both in fine shape. C G Scribner, Keyser.

$25.00 REWARD-Lost, strayed or stolen Iron Steel Grey horse, 3 years old. Weight 1000 lbs, one white spot on left shoulder, two on back under saddle. Any information will be rewarded by the above reward.
John Burk, Sulphur, W Va