APRIL 11, 1913


V S Welch has the contract for carrying our mail from Falls, Grant county, to Ridgeville and return.

Sur. D G Martin was in Grant county, near Martin, Monday on business.

Mr T C Ferrebee, who lives on W J Leatherman’s place, has six white turkey hens that have laid 125 eggs, and none have wanted to set.

Meter Inskeep, of Martin, was in our village a short time Tuesday.

L J Mott, and hands were working on the Patterson creek pike Monday.

V M Grayson is at home from Elk Garden for about a week.

Our school closed last Saturday with a spelling bee at night. The pupils who are on the honor roll are: Ruth Martin, Marie Martin, Frona Mott, Edna Mott, Hazel Mott, Creed Mott, and Dyche Grayson. Our teacher, Mr Howard Mulledy, returned to his home near Romney, last Sunday. He taught a successful term of school and he has the best wishes of patrons and pupils, who hope he will again be our teacher next winter.


Mrs Charles Thomas was visiting in Keyser last week.

The young people of this community gave Miss Madge Amtower a very pleasant surprise party on her birthday, April 8th.

Mrs Agnes Amtower was visiting her sister in Cumberland last week.

Mr R E Tate purchased a colt from L D Boseley Tuesday.

Messrs. Filmore Reel and Arthur Fout were visiting at Emoryville Saturday and Sunday.

Mr James Pancake, of near Romney, has been visiting A J Pancake during the last week.

The Claysville school closed April 4th after a very successful term taught by Miss Bessie Ebert, of Laurel Dale.

The Laurel Dale school closed April 8th, It was taught by Miss Pearle Boseley, of this place.



BORN, to Walter Evans and wife, of Streby, a son.

Chas H Iman left this place Feb, 15th for Illinois to seek employment.

Sheriff Highberger this week bought a saddle horse of Henry Borror, We learn the price paid was $175.

Major F Breathed was elected school commissioner to succeed himself at the election held here Tuesday.

B J Baker attended Federal court at Martinsburg this week, having been summoned on the grand jury.

J J Idleman, of the firm Idleman Bros, Scherr, Tuesday brought over a load of maple sugar that he shipped from here. Mr Idleman says this was very poor season to make sugar.

Word was received here Wednesday that Mrs Snyder, wife of Buckhannon Snyder, of Old Fields, has died that morning. The deceased was a daughter of the late Archibald Rexroad, of this county and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband and six children and several brothers and sisters.

H E Powell, of Maysville, was here Tuesday. Mr Powell tells us that the parties who had smallpox are now well. There are no new cases, and it is thought that it will not break out any more.


MARRIED, by the Rec Chas D Gilkeson at the Manse, Tuesday April 1st, Clagett H Strosnider, of Wardensville, and Miss Myrel L Miller, of Flats.

Jas Jefferson and family, some of our most respected colored folks, left yesterday for Washington, where they will make their future home.

T J Bergdoll has contracted with Arthur Neff to erect a new home for him this summer. Mr Neff will build near his former home.

Miss Birdie Kotz, who has been teaching school at Shaw, was here this week on her way to her home at Wardensville.

Miss Bessie Wilson left this morning for an extended visit to relatives in Washington.

Mrs Clara Gilpin, of Durgon, is visiting her son Calvin Gilpin, at Keyser.

Mr Kate McCoy, who has been quite sick for several weeks, is improving nicely.

M S Henkel was summoned to Martinsburg this week to serve on the U S Grand Jury.

MARRIED, at the Manse, April 2nd 1913, by the Rev Chas D Gilkeson, Ora G Riggleman of Durgon, and Miss Fannie Cleaver, daughter of Jno Cleaver, of the same neighborhood.


The weather is still cool. Had fine March but April is going to make up for it. The farmers are busy plowing and putting in their spring crops.

W H Weasenforth has bought a traction engine of W T Zyl? Of Falls. He will use it to move his saw mill and to do the sawing at Sulphur.

The Progressive Lumber Co, of Laureldale, has about finished their contract of sawing at Sulphur.

Squire Ebert is making extensive improvements on the Lee farm in the way of substantial buildings and fencing.

Miss Bessie Ebert’s school closed at Claysville last Friday and she is now at home again.

Miss Pearle Boseley closed the Laurel Dale school Tuesday.

The teachers who took the examination at Keyser last week were Misses Sarah and Emma Burgess and Stella Liller.

Messrs J W Thomas, W E Shear, S W Thomas, and L L Kuh, attended a play, "The Shepherd of the Hills" at Keyser Friday night., and report a good play. The manager, Patton, was partly raised here.

S W Thomas is housed up with a gathering in his head.

Miss Stella Liller was at Keyser last week having some dental work done.

Miss Grace Tephaboch, of Keyser, is the guest of Mrs Sarah and Fannie Burgess.

The young people of Laurel Dale gathered at Mrs Agnes Amtower’s and gave her daughter, Miss Madge, a surprise birthday party. Those present were: Misses Ella, Bessie, Emma, Sallie, and Fannie Burgess, Blanche and Stella Liller, Margie McNeill, and Grace Tephaboch. Messrs, J W Thomas, W E Shear, Geo E John and Fred Burgess, Elmer Hilkey, Chas Liller, Willie Ebert, and L L Kuh. The evening was spent in social and jolly games until about 12 o’clock., when the hostess invited all to the dining room to a well laden table of refreshments. All did justice to the occasion. After many good wishes they all departed for their homes. We hope to enjoy another occasion of the same kind soon. With best success to the Tribune and its readers I will close.

Long Jake


April has given us good March weather, snow squalls and cold waves.

Miss Cora Snyder, of Baltimore, has been staying with her sick sister, Mrs Mary Jones.

Mr Fred Bane and daughter, Miss Carrie, of Parsons, visited Supt H H Harrison the first of the week. Mrs Harrison and children returned home last Saturday from Keyser.

Misses Mary Mason and Annie Fleming took the uniform examination at Keyser last week.

Lavina Puffenbarger, commonly known as grandma Puffenbarger, died at Oakmont, April 3, 1913 aged 83 years, 7 months, and 28 days. The remains were interred in Nethkin Hill cemetery on Saturday following, the funeral sermon being preached by the minister from Blaine. She leaves the following children: Jacob, John, Will, and Fred Puffenbarger, and Mrs Sallie Parks.

The school at Gleason, Miss Florence Kinkead, teacher, closed last week with an entertainment. The school room is small but the exercises were well given and very entertaining. This school made high average all winter.

The Emoryville school, Mr Arthur B Keller, teacher, closed with an entertainment last Saturday evening. There was an extensive and well prepared program. The percent of attendance at this school the last month was 100.

Miss Nellie Bennear, nurse in the hospital at Davis, was home on a short vacation.

The Elk Garden Minstrels played to a full house last Saturday evening, and repeated the performance Monday evening to a good audience. The baseball team is getting in good shape. Or people always appreciate home talent, and our Minstrels did well.



Miss Nan Hass is visiting relatives at South Branch.

Stanley Kenny, of Piedmont, spent a couple days here last week.

Miss Laura Gilkeson spent last Wednesday and Thursday in Cumberland.

Harry Worden Sr, of Davis, spent Sunday here with Mrs Margaret Keller.

Mrs Delano, of Frostburg, was the guest of Mrs Margaret Keller last week.

B T Racey, left Thursday to visit his partner N B Guthrie who is wintering in North Carolina.

Jno B Dailey and child, Myersdale, spent Sunday here with Judge and Mrs R W Dailey.

Rev and Mrs J T Williams, of Poolesville Md, are visiting their daughter, Mrs Sloan Kuykendall.

Lynn Clower, of Glebe, returned home last week from Florida where he spent the winter.

Paul Milleson returned Saturday from Richmond where he had been attending a commercial college.

William Selvey left last week for Shepherdstown, where he will attend the spring term at Shepherd College.

Jener Shull, after an absence of 2 years in the west, came Wednesday to visit his parents Dr and Mrs J W Shull, here.

Misses Harriet and Jean Stump returned Monday from a six weeks trip to Florida. Both were delighted with the country and its climate.

Mr and Mrs R W Montague left Monday for Washington where they will spend a week or more, going from there to their home in Greenbrier county.

Thomas Keller, of Washington spent several days here last week with his mother, Mrs Margaret Keller, who celebrated her 90th birthday last Sunday.

Miss Mattie Ruckman, who has been teaching near Paw Paw, returned to her home near here last week. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs Miller, who will spend a short time with home folks.

Monroe White, a deaf mute, son of the late Thomas White, of Junction, this county, was struck and injured Sunday afternoon by an automobile belonging to C C Wolfard and drived by O W Snarr. The car was being brought home from Cumberland and Mr Snarr did not see White until it was too late to avoid striking him. He suffered a broken shoulder and other injuries, which are considered very severe. White is 45 years of age and was a student at the D & B Schools here, leaving them some years ago. The accident occurred near the home of John Earsom Parker, with whom he lived.


Mrs Emily Shillingburg is the guest of her daughter, Mrs E L Hanes, of Slanesville.

Mr A B Keller closed a successful term of school at Emoryville last Thursday, and returned to his home at Del Ray on Monday.

Mr Tom Ward, of Claysville, was a guest of friends at Emoryville last Saturday and Sunday.

Mr Isaac Lewis, of Greenland, was here as auctioneer in renting the land of the Duling heirs last Saturday.

Miss Pearl Anderson, of Emoryville, is staying with Miss Stella Shillingburg for a few days.

Mr R H Anderson and son, Wiley, were at Cross on business last Saturday.

Messrs J J Idleman, of Greenland, and D W Idleman, of Empire, were here at the renting of the Duling property last Saturday.

Miss Hallie B Roderick has purchased a nice buggy horse. She is said to be a fine roadster.

Miss Birdie Liller was at Keyser last Saturday.

Miss Anna Hanlin was severely bitten by a dog one day last week.

Mr Oscar Simmons, of Emoryville, was down near Maysville last Friday and Saturday.

Mr Geo D Junkins has bought a part of J H Sollars farm, and is going to build a dwelling house on it soon.

The entertainment given by the teacher and pupils of the Emoryville school is said by those present to have been very good. Quite a large crowd was present. It is said some of the audience had too much "bugjuice."

The Ajax Coal Co. has built a new tram road from the mine to the dump, which is quite an improvement ever the old way. Mr John Kenny is the mine boss.

We are having some real winter weather. Tuesday morning the thermometer registered 14 degress below freezing. It certainly is hard weather on fruit trees.



L E Bowers, of our town, bought Hotel Florentine last week and will take possession in a short time.

BORN on Thursday of last week to Mr and Mrs Foster Hammer, a boy.

T H Priest, Mason Boggs, and Mrs R L Thacker, who attended conference at Staunton have returned home.

Edwin Johnson left Tuesday for Front Royal where he will resume his studies at Randolph Macon Academy.

Mrs Ernest Bowman is visiting in her old home town, Moorefield. Mr Bowman accompanied her and from there went to Baltimore to purchase his spring stock of goods.

Mrs Preston Boggs, who has been in Baltimore for several months taking treatment, arrived home this week very much improved in health.

Mrs Propst, wife of Jeremiah Propst, Died suddenly Sunday morning, March 23 about 4 o’clock. Death was due to heart failure. Mrs Propst arose about 3 o’clock and said she was not feeling well. She went back to bed and was talking with her husband , when she was stricken. She is survived by her husband and a large family of children, all of whom are married but one.

Phoebe Jane Dean was born January 28, 1841, and died March 24, 1913 at the home of her daughter, near Kline, aged 72 years, 1 month, and 24 days. She united with the Lutheran church in young womanhood and remained a faithful member of the same until death. The exact date of her marriage to Moses Mallow is not known to the writer. Her husband, two sons, and one daughter proceeded her by answering the summons of their master. She leaves to mourn, three brothers, four sisters, three sons, Geo W, Samuel J, and E P, two daughters, Lucy B, and Mrs Myrtle Lough, 5 grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. She was stricken with paralysis, her fatal sickness lasted little more than a day.

"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."


Plowing, sowing oats, and pruning fruit trees is the order of the day here. Peaches are not hurt much yet.

G T Hartman and sister, Mrs Sidney Mills, were in Keyser last week.

Sanford Ludwig has sold the Granville Shumaker farm which he owned to Hon O A Hood and three others, of Keyser for a fruit farm.

Riley Stickley will build a new dwelling house this summer., which will add much to his premises.

Dillon Leatherman and Ray Newhouse will move with their families to Samuel McNeills farm, near Old Fields, where they will do a lot of logging and haul lumber. They say they will have a years job. Newhouse will move his blacksmith tools there, so we are informed.

Miss Lena Leatherman closed her school at Markwood near Burlington, and returned home first of last week.

Miss Mamie Leatherman, who has been in Florida for the last nine months, returned home here Tuesday of last week.

Simon Hottinger and Mrs Rebecca Fleming, widow of the late Joseph Fleming, and sister of Sylvester Rinker, were married at the home of the formers brother, Wm Hottinger, on Thursday evening of last week by Rev H N Kelley. Mr and Mrs Hottinger will leave shortly for Oklahoma, where the groom has a fine farm. We wish them many years of happiness together.

We are informed Harold Ludwig of Keyser and Miss Madeline High of this place were married in Keyser Sunday evening last.

J G Cunningham is doing some carpenter work for Luther Rogers of Flats.

E G Ruckman is planting a patch in raspberries.

Sunday school was organized at White Pine Church Sunday, electing E G Ruckman superintendent , Noah Hottinger assistant superintendent and Mrs Cora Ruckman secretary and treasurer.

L C Roberts, of Antioch, was a guest at the home of Sylvester Rinker Saturday and Sunday last.


The fruit prospect is extremely flattering. The climatic conditions having been such as to give good strong setting of buds. If we do not have cold weather latter on there will be a nice crop of all kinds of fruit, except cherries, of which there was a poor setting of buds.

Mr Corbett Hanger was visiting the Misses Welch Sunday.

Miss Hattie Welch was visiting her sister, Mrs Heiskel Bane, at Liller Run.

Messrs. Jesse Hull and Earl Rawlings were out driving last Sunday in the neighborhood of Antioch. Mr Hull met with an accident in the way of losing the tire from his buggy.

Mr Logan Rawlings was calling on his lady friends at Laurel Dale Sunday.

The property of the last David G Staggs was appraised last Saturday. The estate is estimated to be worth $15,000.

Miss Mae Hott gave a birthday party on the 5th of April.

The T M & P RR Co. has put a side switch at Knobley Farm which will be very convenient to persons wishing to ship freight from that point.

Mr Bunk Welch is home visiting his mother, Mrs Lewis Welch.

Mr March Norwood was in Keyser Saturday.

Mr J W Rawlings was visiting home folks from Saturday until Tuesday.

Miss Mary Markwood was calling on Miss Maude Rawlings last week.

Mrs Annie Stotler, of Lonaconing, was visiting her sister, Miss Mamie Markwood.

Mr D H Cannon was visiting Mr Calvin Dugger, at Greenspring.

Mr W E Amtower was a business visitor in Keyser Thursday.


All fools day—April is setting a little rough– the ground white in snow this morning and several light snow squalls since. This has been a very unusual winter and spring her on the Alleghany: such does not occur more than once, in quarter of a century. In fact some old men say that they have never seen grass so forward in March. In many places stock would now live well on the pasture.

Dave Murphy informs us that he will move from the farm on the hill down into Schell this week and Wayman Kitzmiller will move from Grover Pool’s farm into the house vacated by Mr Murphy.

It is rumored here that the coal company has bought or leased a large body of coal on this the west side of Abrams Creek and will commence operations in the near future. The Wabash branch will be extended to this field, which is but a short distance.

Butcher Long, of Blaine, was up last week and butchered a cow he bought of J G Hanlin and shipped the beef home. He would like to buy several more beeves from among the stock cattle about here if the people would sell.

The sick we reported in our last are all out again but Jim Roderick in now housed with grip.

Col Washington was out a few days ago and made the hearts of his lumbermen glad by issuing out their March pay, and now you can hear them whistling or singing at their work.

At Chester Idlemans funeral last Sunday we noticed several from Blaine, some from near Oakland, quite a lot from Elk Garden, while from Mt Storm, Hartmosnville, Emoryville, and surrounding country nearly everyone was present.

What we said to "Taxpayer" in our last letter might be construed so as to reflect on Prof. D C Arnold, the superintendent of the board of education, but such was not our intention. They are all good men and competent to fill their respective offices and we believe are performing their duty. We have no quarrel with anyone or anything except a very lame school law which appears to be something like the laws of the Medes and Persians.

Brother "Roland" of Elk Garden, called upon us and we spent a couple of hours together very pleasantly.

Uncle John


License to Marry

The following licenses were issued at Cumberland:

April 8th–William Harry Moreland, 21, carpenter, and Helda Bernard Riggleman, 21, both of Cumberland.

William John Waters, 23, railroader, and Anna Hare, 20, both of Cumberland.

Engagement Announced

Mrs Orland Douglass Rickey, entertained Saturday afternoon, April 5th, in honor of her cousin, Miss Gladys Davis, and her house guest, Miss Mary Black, of Somerset Pa.

The game of "500" was played, 5 tables being employed. The Rickey home was tastefully decorated in garlands of pink hearts and the same idea and color scheme was used in the refreshments. Just as the guests finished their refreshments, little Miss Phyllis Rickey appeared bearing a gilded basket being filled with pink hearts tied with pink maline, bearing the names of Miss Davis and her fiancé’ Mr Shiras Alexander Blair, of Tuscaloosa Alabama. The engagement came as quite a surprise to Miss Davis’ many friends in Keyser, where she has visited often as the guest of her aunt, Mrs W M Rickey.

Miss Davis is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs J Webb Davis, Grafton. She attended the Mary Baldwin Seminary of Staunton Va for several years. Mr Blair is a member of one of Alabama’s oldest families. He is attending the University of Alabama at present and is a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

The engagement will culminate in an early June wedding.


Coming Wedding

Mr and Mrs John Henry Fout, of Elkins W Va, have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Kathleen Fout, to Francis Dorsey Christhilf, at the Fout home, Elkins, Thursday evening, April 22nd.

Wilson—Coffroth Wedding

One of the most interesting events in social circles took place Wednesday morning April 9th at 6 o’clock at the home of the bride on Main St, when Miss Emlie Coffroth and Mr Ralph Wilson were united in marriage. The wedding was a very quiet affair, there being present was only a few friends besides immediate relatives. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Frnck H Havenner, pastor of the M E Church, using the beautiful ring service. The attendants were Miss Hattie Coffroth, sister of the bride, and Mr Mark Wilson, brother of the groom.

The bride wore a handsome traveling suit. The parlor decorations were carnations, tulips. And other flowers, giving a white and pink effect.

After the ceremony a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served, covers being laid for 24. The couple left on train No 2 for a tour of the south, and will be at home at Mt Savage Md, May 1st. The bride was the recipient of numerous handsome presents.

The bride is one of Keysers most attractive ladies, being very popular in society circles, and is the second daughter of Mr A W Coffroth, one of our leading merchants. The groom is a prominent engineer, having charge of large mining interests at Mt Savage.

The out of town guests were Mr R D Wilson, father of the groom, and Miss Jennie Wilson and Mr Mark Wilson, sister and brother of the groom, all of Clarksburg. Mr and Mrs R E Bowie, of Cumberland, Mrs G Anthony, of Frostburg, Mrs S A Boucher, of Barton, Mrs George Williams, of Westernport, Miss Helen Fisher, of Somerset Pa, W B Coffroth, of Elkins, and Dr Clay Leps, of Fairmont.


Miss Gladys Davis, of Piedmont, Mineral County, and Mr Wayne Coombs, son of Mr and Mrs Layton Coombs, of this city, were united in marriage yesterday afternoon at Cumberland, Md, and arrived in Morgantown last night at 8:40 o’clock. They are now at the home of Mr Coombs parents on Clay st, and expect to reside in Morgantown for the present. The marriage was a complete surprise to their friends. Mr Coombs is a student in the University.

The above information caused considerable surprise here among the bride’s many friends as a party was given last Friday at the home of her aunt, Mrs Willis Rickey, announcing her engagement to Shiras Blair, on account of which party appears on our front page. Mr Coombs, the groom, has been spending a few days here the past week as the guest of his friend, Harry Hodges, and he got busy with the above mentioned results.


The well known and popular plumber, Chas. Camden Arbogast, of our town, and Mrs Catherine Virginia Wiliams, of Medley, stole a march on their friends last Saturday evening, April 5th 1913, and rove up to Westernport in their auto and united in marriage by the Rev Mr McKinley.

The announcement says that they will be at home in Keyser after April 14th. The many friends of the happy couple join us in congratulations and hearty good wishes.

Celebrated 20th Anniversary

Wednesday, Mr and Mrs J C Watson, celebrated their 20th anniversary of their wedding by keeping open house at their home on Alice St. A sumptuous dinner was served. Sunday, the 9th, 1893, Mr J C Watson of Plainfield Pa, and Miss Naomi K Trout, of Lancaster Pa, were united in marriage by Bishop Hershey.

Those from a distance present were Mrs Louis Dyer, of Lancaster Pa, Mrs Alice Little, of Strasburg Pa, Mrs Maseller and Miss Martha Watson, of Fredericksburg Va.

Wed After 40 Years Apart

Sweethearts in their childhood, but separated later for more than 30 years, in which time both married and settled in different parts of the country, not seeing each other during that time, Mitchel F Poling 72 years old, of Old Fields, and Mrs Sallie J Pugh, of this city, were married this morning at the home of Mrs Pughs son, Wade H Pugh, 209 Springdale St.

The ceremony was performed by Rev A Lee Barrett, pastor of the Trinity M E Church, South, and after an elaborate wedding dinner the couple left for a honeymoon trip, after which they will reside at the home of Mr Poling, at Old Fields, where the aged groom owns one of the finest tracts of farmland in the state of W Va.

Mrs Pugh is 56 years old and the widow of the late David Pugh, of this city.

The couple in early childhood manifested ardent love for each other and their friends and relatives thought they would be married as soon as they reached the age of marriage. They separated however, and soon after their friendly parting, both participated in other love affairs. After her first marriage, Mrs Pugh, now Mrs Poling moved to Cumberland to live and Mr Poling settled at Old Fields.

Shortly after the deaths of Mr Polings first wife and Mrs Pugh first husband the couple met again and renewed the love of their childhood days.

Their devotion for each other is the source of great deal of admiration by their friends throughout Western Maryland and W Va.



In memory of little Mildred Johnson, daughter of Mr and Mrs Irah Johnson, who died April 4th, aged 2 years and 11 months.

Darling little Mildred
She has left us
Left us forever more
But we hope to meet her
On that bright and happy shore
A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled

Mildred was a nice little girl
And loved by all her friends
But God in his wisdom has called her
This treasure He has given
And though her body slumbers here
Her soul is safe in Heaven.

A Friend.



Mrs Amanda Smith, 73 years old, one of the proprietors of the Arnandale Hotel, at Bedford Springs, died after a long illness. She is survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.



Mrs Mary Bell Pierce, 67 years old, wife of magistrate Hugh O Pierce, died suddenly of heart disease. Her husband, two sons and one daughter survive.


Mrs. J W Malcolm

Mrs Rose Malcolm, aged 29 years, wife of J W Malcolm, died at her home at 26 Water St, Keyser, W Va, after an illness of eight months with dropsey. Mrs Malcolm was well known in her home town, and had many friends, who will miss her cheery voice and merry laugh. From a child she was never known to be other than in a pleasant frame of mind, and through the eight months of suffering almost unbearable, she never was heard to complain, and always had a pleasant welcome for the many friends who cheered her during her illness.

She leaves behind her, her husband, J W Malcolm, one son, Sterling Malcolm, aged 9 years, and two step-children, Carrie and Bessie Malcolm, 18 and 19 years of age, besides her mother, Mrs M A Lynch, and two sisters, Mrs J W Funkhouser and Miss Daisy Lynch.

A precious one from us is gone. The voice we loved is still. A place is vacant in our home.

That never can be filled.

Dies In Clarksburg

Prof John Ivison, a former musician and band leader of this city, died suddenly at Clarksburg, Monday night. He was 65 years old and was a native of Cumberland, England. He is survived by a wife and three children, One daughter, Mrs Haw, resides in Frostburg. Ivison played in the orchestra in the old Academy of Music and was a solo cornetist, and instructed bands in this city and county. Cumb Pres

Jeremiah Taylor

Mr Jeremiah Taylor died yesterday morning at the home of his son, Andrew Taylor, 52 North Lee St, after an illness of about 11 weeks. Mr Taylor had retired from active work about 8 years ago. He was born March 30, 1857. He came to Cumberland in 1873 and entered the employ of what is now the Cumberland Hydraulic Cement Co, in which he remained 30 years. Mr Taylor has 7 children, six sons and one daughter. His wife died here 6 years ago. The surviving children are: John C, Joseph C, Matthew E, Andrew J, Elmer E, William and Mrs Louisa Beachy. All are residents of this city, excepting Joseph Taylor, who lives at Romney. He is survived by 31 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. The Rev E P Skyles, pastor of St Marks Reformed church will officiate.–Cumb News of 1st.

Harpers Ferry

George Bagent, of Loudon county, Va, fell dead at noon Saturday while chopping at the home of his sister Mrs Hunt. He was 74 years old. One daughter, Mrs William Waters, survives him.


The death angel visited our peaceful community Monday, March 24, 1913, and claimed for his victim little Noah Wilmot Dawson, the 7 year old son of Rev S D and Emma J Dawson. Death was due to membranous croup from the effects of measles. Little Noah was a bright boy and was the pride of the home where he will be sadly missed. Also his bright smile will be missed in the Sunday school. But God in his infinite wisdom thought best to take him, so he has gone to join the Sunday School in the great beyond. While it is sad for us to give him up, God knows best and we will submit to his Holy will and exclaim, "The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. And not our will but Thine be done." Weep not, dear parents, little Noah has left this troublesome world of sin and sorrow and has gone to join the angelic host above and is only waiting and beckoning for you to come and join him. Be faithful a few more days or weeks at most and God will call you hence to join him in that sun bright cl

The angels came and took him,
We’ll see him here no more.
But by and by we’ll meet him,
On that bright celestial shore.
I know twas hard to give him up,
Your darling little son.
But God knows best, just trust in him,
And say, "Thy will be done"
By and By you’ll go to meet him,
In the home beyond the sky,
Where parting will be ended,
And will be no more good-bye.



Charles A Kurtz, of Winchester, died yesterday at Martinsburg suddenly from heart disease. He was 36 years of age and leaves a wife and one child. Mr Kurtz was on the staff of the Martinsburg Evening Journal. His father, the late Peter L Kurtz, was a prominent newspaper man of the valley.



Alfred Henry, 73 years old, a native of Paris, Faaquier county, died here Tuesday morning. A widow and one son, Charles B Henry, survive

George Staggs Passes Away

Monday night, George Staggs, who lived three miles east of Knobley Mountain in this county passed away, at 80 years of age. The funeral took place Wednesday conducted by Rev Geo Burgess. Interment of the Fountain Church. He was one of he most generally respected citizens of his part of the county, frugal and honest.

A number of years ago his wife died. He is survived by the following daughters: Mrs Nannie Clark, McCoole, Mrs Jas. Tasker, and Mrs H Parrill, of Knobley, Mrs Fred Fink, of Headsville, Mrs George Miller, of Dawson, and Miss Jennie Staggs, of New Creek.


Mrs Sarah Catherine Timmons, 78, years old, a native of Frederick county, Virginia, but for more than half a century a resident of this city, died here Monday. She is survived by 6 children, one of whom, Frank L Timmons, resides in Washington.

April 11, 1913

District Supervision in Elk District.

We assume that all that has been said in, for and against Elk District has been in the best of humor. No one is mad, for whom the gods would destroy they first made mad, and surely none of us want to be destroyed.

It goes without saying that all innovations meet with opposition. As much as the free school system now intrenched in the affections of he people, we remember how bitterly the system was opposed when it was new. We were one of the number that emerged from the good old fashioned pay school into the broad and liberal free school. We remember the harted to our glorious free school system. Our blackboard was torn out of the school room at night and smashed into splinters into the middle of the road. Mottoes placed up on the walls of the school room were torn, marked, disfigured and ruined. We endured taunts and insults. Theses conditions have passed away, but they are a part of history of the introduction of our free school system.

Opposition to innovations in educational matters no longer meet with the bitterness and hatred that once existed as you will observe by the friendly nature of this controversy.

Taxpayer thinks there is no need of supervision if the county superintendent, board of education and teachers do their duty. That sounds alright, but in practice it does not produce the results that the officers and teachers and the public desire. District supervision does not bring about all the results desired but is a long step towards it. Let us tax your patience with a few illustrations. Dr Keyes, of Hartford Ct, and city superintendent of Hartford, conducted our teachers institute at Keyser a few years ago. He stated that no one was employed to teach in Hartford where over a hundred teachers are required except college graduates. And there they have superintendents and sub-superintendents. If all the high schools if there are but ten to twenty teachers have their superintendents. When there are twenty or more teachers the superintendent does not teach classes but goes from room to room and looks after all concerned. And so the question has forced itself upon the educators, if supervision is necessary

The most effective work is done when the superintendent can stay with his work. This is impossible with the county superintendent and board of education.

The district superintendent is not a truant officer, and the increased attendance through supervision comes from personal efforts and cooperation from teachers. He is to aid the truant officer. It is difficult to get truant officers. Our education appointed a man early in the season but he would not serve. Others were solicited but they would not serve, and was the middle of February before a truant officer was secured. I do not think tax payer meant to convey a wrong impression about a certain school, but he did. That school was a difficult problem and he worked harder to secure attendance there than any other school with poorer results. That shows that there is something to do. We visited parents, had others to call upon foreigners that we could not talk to. Half a dozen different languages in a place makes the world interesting. A certain ailment ran a number of children out of school. Don’t inquire what it was. We had trouble getting the children back again. The teachers helped in this work of course t

But why worry you with tedious details? We can not narrate it all. On the other hand our experience with a number of school has been very gratifying, and we don’t despair of any.

Not just a word concerning the salary, and this was one consideration that led the board of education to adopt supervision. The figures can be produced to show that the tax levy in Elk District, the public service, all none residents pay their fifths, and the taxpayers of the district only two fifths of the tax. So the resident taxpayers according to the tax levy pay only $240 of the district superintendents salary. The agents of he public service expressed their approval of good schools, good buildings, and all approved progressive methods. This was very encouraging indeed. The board of education took advanced grounds and desired to give Elk district the best advantages educationally in their power. The only mistake they made is they might have secured a better district superintendent. We are aware that we have made mistakes, that it is easy to find fault, but whether district supervision pays or will pay if continued we leave it to the considerate judgement of the board of education and the people of Elk

D C Arnold, District Superintendent.

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Flood Damage

The great floods which have swept over the country, leaving behind a trail of lost lives and destroyed property, visited Pendleton county Wednesday, and while there has been no loss of life there has been a general loss to the farmers of the county. , which, when summoned up will amount of thousands of dollars.

The rain, which began to fall Tuesday afternoon continued to descend until early Thursday morning, when the South Branch at Franklin reached its flood stage, and it is thought by many that it was higher than any time since the memorable flood of 1877.

Old citizens living on North Fork, South Fork, and Thorn declared that those streams were higher than at any time in their recollection. This is certainly true of the Thorn, along which stream many farms were damaged. Times–Franklin W Va

Accuse Woman of Swindle

Police here are searching for a band of women who are alleged to have fleeced a number of Winchester people out of a considerable sum of money in a lace game. One of the alleged victims here is Mrs Bessie B McCann, who has said to have given tow of the women checks amounting to several hundred dollars.

To women claim to have a shipment of lace from Scotland held in the custom house in New York city for unpaid duties thereon and wanted to borrow the money to pay the duty and have the lace released. Mrs McCann gave them 2 checks which they cashed at a local bank and disappeared. There were 4 women in the party.


Five days after his wife, Rhoda Smyth, died in a hospital, J Edward Smyth, a laborer, was arrested on a farm near Cessna, a few miles north of Flintstone, this county, on a charge of assault and battery with intent to kill. Mrs Smyth lived with an uncle and aunt and the alleged offense was committed on February 10 in a boarding house. The Smyths had been separated since early in the year. Smyth was held without bail for a preliminary examination Wednesday.

Notice to Taxpayers

The legislature of 1911 changed the date of the beginning of the assessment year from Jan 1 to April 1 without extending the time in which the assessment is required to do his work. So that my time is very limited and I shall have time to make but one call.

Please be prepared to pay your capitation tax and furnish a list of your property when called upon.

Yours Respectfully, F C Patton, County Assessor

Discharged From Bankruptcy

After having been worried by litigation for some years past, J R Miley, of Wardensville, can now rest easier as he was discharged from bankruptcy by Judge Alston G Dayton, upon petition of Miley’s attorney, Mr W H Griffith, of Keyser. Attorneys W W Gamble and G W McCauley of Moorefield, representing E F Judy and other creditors stoutly resisted the discharge. Mr Miley is now free to engage in business at his own accord.

Taken to Hospital

Ill with typhoid and delirious, Clarence Grimes, a B&O brakeman, boarding at the home of George Newhouse, Centre Street, was taken by the police to the Hoffman Hospital by order of the county physician Babb. Grimes was furloughed some time ago and was without funds. Papers found on his persons indicate that his mother lives iv Corning, Ohio and the chief of police of that place has been notified.


It is not yet too late to place that order for nursery stock with the Mountain View Nursery Co, Williamsport Md. Have still a good supply of 2 year old apples and one year old peach trees. Also, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Quinces, Ornamental trees, Shrubs, Vines and Rose bushes.

Beautifully Entertained

Last Friday evening, from 8 to 12 o’clock, Mrs C K Devries, at Hotel Reynolds, entertained in a most elaborate way a large number of ladies. The occasion was in honor of Miss Emlie Coffroth, who was to held Mr Ralph Wilson of Mt Savage, Md on April 9th.

The parlor decorations were the state flower, Rhododendron, and vines. In the dining room the color effect was white, green, pink, pink tulle, white and pink carnations, and smilax and the whole was dreamily lighted with candles.

The game of 500 at cards was enjoyed at 6 tables until 10:00pm, punched being served in the time. Then came refreshments in the dining room of the most dainty character. The ice cream as heart shaped, pierced with cupid’s darts and the cakes and mints were of heart shaped.

The first prize, a pair of silk hose, went to Mrs Harry Leps, and the booby prize an ivory fan, to Mrs Louie Leps.

The tally cards were decorated with dainty bride pictures and the place cards were bridal slippers, filled with orange blossoms.

The guests were: Mesdames W E Woolfe, E A Russel, Arza Furbee, Joseph Patchett, T D Leps, D Riley Shull, Frank Babb, Harry Markwood, Geo. Sincell, W W Woods, Louis Leps, J Z Terrell, Harry Leps, Clyde W Rector, S G Mugler, Walter Babb, M V Whitehill.

Misses Katherine Russell, Cora Hughes, Emily Coffroth, Hallie Clemson, May Long, Fan Leps, Henrietta Seymour, Hazel Greenwade.


2 five ton wagons, one with house on, four windows and door, suitable for road workers to camp in, tongue for engine or horses. One with flat bed and two tongues. 1 two ton wagon with house bed on, four windows and two doors, four cupboards, extra good one, 2 wagons; one one-horse wagon used one season, These are all spring wagons. I also have three smaller wagons, used very little. I will sell these wagons very cheap for I have no use for them at all. Also have one Flying Shuttle Rag Carpet Loom which I will sell very cheap. Also one new tank pump, used three times, said to throw one barrel of water a minute. These are real bargains so you had better come and look them over as they will not last long.

J A Glaze
72 Gilmore St.
Keyser W Va


Fame proves that a man may be buried in oblivion.

Peace hath her victories, but some of us hate peace.

It doesn’t take an editor to turn down a hard luck story.

Second thoughts are only best when they arrive on time.

Many a man has been pushed to the front through pull.

There is always a sure cure for the ills. Of other people.

Brood over your troubles, if you want to hatch out more.

Many a girl accepts a fellow to keep some other girl guessing.

Charity begins at home, and is generally too weak to travel.

Money used to go farther than it does now, but it didn’t go so fast.

Don’t give away all your good advice. Save a little for yourself.

The man who raises objections is pretty generally sure of a large crop.

The truth is mighty, but some men would hate to have it told about them.

The chronic bore out to take a day off and get acquainted with himself.

Ambition is a tire that is frequently punctured on the rough road to success.

Even the high cost of living doesn’t seem to interfere with the wages of sin.

Many a man with a future before him is handicapped by a past behind him.

Some society girls blossom into wall flowers, and some are nipped in the bud.

Just as soon as a man thinks he understands women a new variety shows up.

It takes a philosopher, if he doesn’t get the best of it, to make the best of it.

Unfortunately the sweetness of victory never lasts as long as the bitterness of the defeat.

Before a man can leave footprints in the sands of time he must accomplish some feat.

The only reason some people want a finger in a pie is to keep someone else from eating it.

A girl of 16 never sees a play without noting a striking resemblance between herself and the heroine.

Fate sometimes makes a hero of a man, but it generally takes more than that to enable him to hold the job.

Even the people who are sure of their reward in heaven aren’t in any particular hurry about claiming it.

The man who doesn’t know the difference between work and play couldn’t distinguish a wheelbarrow from an automobile.

A scientist has claimed to have discovered something three hundred times sweeter than sugar. Wouldn’t you like to meet her?


The eastern convocation of the diocese of W Va will be held in St Bartholomew’s church, Leetown, May 20, 21, 22. Rev R E L Strider, of Keyser, is the Dean of the Eastern Convocation: Rev G A Gibbons of Romney, is secretary, and J S Alfriend, of Charlestown, is treasurer. The other members are: Revs C C Durkee, of Martinsburg, W H Cupston, of Harpers Ferry, A B Mitchell, of Middleway P. Le Bas Cross, of Berkeley Springs, and J W Ware, of Shepherdstown.


A fire, supposed to have been incendiary origin, wrecked he grocery of E Compton and midnight Friday and damaged the building in which it was located. Fires have occurred in this city in the last few weeks causing losses amounting to about $10,000.

Engineer in Hospital

Engineer, W E Fazenbaker of Potomac St, who has been in the employ of the B&O railroad for 40 years, and for a long time has had a turn on passenger trains No’s 3 and 12 was taken to the Western Maryland hospital, Wednesday to be operated on for hernia.

Yesterday, O S W Fazenbaker, his son who holds a clerical position at Keyser with the company, visited him at the hospital.

Leg Broken

When the automobile of J E Bishop, of Davis, got beyond control, and ran into the fence, at the Davis passenger depot, Klahr Lashley, nephew of Thomas B Lashley, sustained a broken. Bishop and his son Clay were hurried out but escaped injury.


Mrs Thomas Cross, of Keyser, is visiting the family of G W Cross.

Miss Jennie Smith, the noted railroad evangelist, spoke to a large audience yesterday afternoon at Music Hall.

Miss Lola Sharpless left Monday morning for Wilmington NC to spend a few weeks at the home of an uncle.

Mrs J P Arnold of Hartmonsville, has been spending the past week here with her daughter, Mrs H L Arnold.

Mr and Mrs M W Trask were at Morgantown Saturday to consult a occulist about Mrs Trask’s eyes.

Captain H N Worden of Davis, is in the city, having just returned from Mobile. Ala where he had been spending the winter with his son, John K Worden, who is inspector if immigration there.

Mrs B W Davis gave an "old time" quilting party to some of her friends recently which was greatly enjoyed by all present. Those who participated were: Mrs Hattie Arnold, Mrs Isaac Cox, Mrs F M Wilson, Mrs Emma Arnold, Mrs Nettie Smith, and Mrs J W Leatherman.

Mr and Mrs Milo Clemm, left Monday night for Pittsburgh where Mrs Clemm will take the Dr Friedman cure for tuberculosis.

Miss Effie Spurgin returned home Saturday from Keyser, where she had been visiting her sister, Mrs Maurice Newman, for a week.

Atty. Orange W Richardson, who has been employed as claim agent of the Missouri Pacific Railway Co, with headquarters at Gurdon, Arkansas, has resigned his position and has returned to his home here.

Messrs James and John Kelley were called to Baltimore Tuesday on account of an injury sustained by Mr Dennis Kelly, of that city, brother and father respectively of the above named and foreman of the B&O shops at Riverdale. We understand that Mr Kelly is in a very serious condition.

Mr P M Spangler, proprietor of the 5 and 10 cent store, is on a trip to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York, where he will purchase goods.

Mr Fuller Barnard has returned from Covington Va where he visited his daughter, Miss Minnie, who is employed in that city as milliner.

Elk District Attendance

Record at school, fifth month

Potomac Manor, 81 percent, Wabash, 85, Tasker, 90, Emoryville 97, Jenny Springs, 95, Oakmont, 77, Gleason, 98, Blaine, 91, Sulphur, 91, Elk Garden, 90, Empire, 92, Nethkin Hill, 82, Schell, 70.

All the schools are reported for the fifth month. Mr A L Lee at Blaine has the largest average attendance being 34. This has reference to a single room school. There were 29 pupils in the Sulphur school when we last visited it, which was the entire enrollment., the largest perfect attendance in the district. DC Arnold, Dist. Supt.

Stewart Mayor of Morgantown

Terrence D Stewart, Democratic citizen, was elected for Mayor of Morgantown, receiving 817 votes to 464 for James E Hunter, Socialist, and 340 for B H Madeira, Republican, was elected recorder. The following were elected to Council: Harry Fleming, Republican, W J Wambaugh, Citizen, Atty. James R Moorehead, Citizen, W H Ashcraft, Citizen-Republican, and W J Snee, Republican. Dr S S Wade, Republican citizen, was elected school commissioner. A straw vote showed a large majority in favor of municipal ownership of the water works.


A 15 inch paper cutter; a Yarger stapling machine; one 12 inch water motor. Apply at the tribune office. Will be sold at a bargain to quick buyer.

Changes in Shops

John N Niland will be succeeded next Monday as general yard master of the B&O railroad in this city by R A Grammar, of Grafton. Mr Niland will become traveling yard master east of the Ohio river. Patrick Coniff, of the local shops, it is said, is slated to succeed Master Mechanic A C Brewer, of Mount Clare. It is reported Mr Brewer is to be made assistant superintendent of the motive power to succeed E H White, who is to be advanced to the head of the department.

Public Meeting to Discuss Charter

On Wednesday evening, April 16th, at 7:30 o’clock, there will be a meeting in the room over C A Rice’s store in South Keyser for the purpose of discussing the proposed new charter for the city of Keyser, and on Friday evening, April 18th at 7:30 o’clock. , there will be a meeting of the same purpose in Music Hall in Keyser. At these meetings the provisions of the new charter will be explained, questions answered and a thorough discussion of the whole question can be can be had by all those who are interested and will attend the meetings. The matter of a new charter deserves the careful and intelligent consideration of all, and it will be the purpose of theses meetings to give a full and complete explanation of the features of the charter, and an opportunity to anyone interested to inform himself concerning it. Every citizen of the community is earnestly requested to be present.

Jack Stewart
Chas N Finnell
E M Clevenger
J L Robinson
C H Blackburn
A J Keenan
F C Reynolds
Richard Thrush
C M Miller
C G Scribner
J T Carskadon
C W Schaffenaker
Fred Wilderman
H C Grusendorf
Will C Bowden
B W Markwood
Wm C Clayton
E B Reynolds
J W McMakin
T V O’Connor
Dempsey Rice
Luke McDowell
Taylor Morrison
Luther Stafford
W A Willhide
H H Stevenson
L C McDonald
John T Sincell
Geo T Carskdon
C E Nethkin
M C Winters
G C Macfarlane
L M Bomberger
J T Fletcher
R P Beatty
C S Filler
J W Newhouse
Floyd Knight
L T Carskadon
T C Coffman
H S Thompson
J H Markwood
W H Markwood
C S Hoffman
J E Johnston
J C McIlwee
W S Keller
Guy Deputy
Wm Sutherland
D Long
J E Rotruck
J L Smith
H G Fisher
Warren Harr
C W Akers
J B Isles
O A Hood
J L Githen
J M Rizer
W C Long
C R Weimer
R W Nine
T H Wagoner
W M Rickey
W C Grimes
R J Offutt
C E Leary
Leo Jellinek
E S Tyler
Oscar Cosner
A J Boor
A A Jordon
P H Keys
Harry Kight
W C Pifer
C E Dayton
H T Whip
W H Nefflin
A L Buckner
F G Davis
H L Arnold
L H Gaston
N J Crooks
Saml. Kight
S D Blair
J J Athey
F H Babb
D P Davis
F W Davis
W M Babb
Arza Furbee
E V Romig
A P Brown
A L Liller
J Z Terrell
C E Rush
W W Long
H M Wells
J E Peters

Ringling Circus

Ringling Brothers’ Circus and newly added $500,000 spectacle of "Joan of Arc" will exhibit in Cumberland Md, April 26th.

The spectacle in itself is an attraction that should bring thousands of visitors from the surrounding country. It is beyond question the greatest production of its kinds ever seen in America.

The world’s most skilled artists, costumers, property makers, chorus directors, and stage managers were engaged to mount the production. A stage bigger than a hundred ordinary theatres was built and made portable so that it can be conveyed from town to town and erected each morning in the main tent. Thus the circus proprietors have made it possible for those who live in contributory towns as well as in the large cities to see this magnificent wordless play with its cast of 1200 characters, a ballet of 300 dancing girls, a grand opera chorus of 400 voices, 600 horses and a train load of special scenery, costumes, properties and mechanical devices for producing such stage effects as thunder, lightning, storms, fires and the sounds of battle.

In the old market place of Rouen, France, there now stands a monument by which the French of today have sought to redeem their part in the execution of Joan of Arc, who on May 30, 1431, was burned to death on the false charge of heresay after having delivered her country from the English and having restored the crown to Charles VII. History records but the meager facts of this strange heroine of 18 years, who led the armies of France victorious through English invasion, and then, deserted by all, even the indolent monarch that she preserved, died by the cruelest torture known with the name of the master upon her lips. Unsung in poetry, the name of this simple pleasant girl has come down through the ages to be revered as that of a saint, and whose wonderful powers and whose bravery are verily believed to have been of divine inspiration.

On the triumph incidents, the victorious engagements, the final defeat of the English armies, and he coronation of Charles VII, all achieved by the frail Maid of Orleans, has been founded the inspiring spectacle which gives Ringling Brothers’ circus and new significance and makes an attraction such as the world in searching for amusement has never found before.

The regular circus program is more than ever attractive. Its company of 375 foreign artists, its double menagerie and its new street parade will prove a great surprise to those who attend from this city. The event is one that should not be missed.

Have C W Shelly draw plans for your new house.

Now, we would like to know where there was anything wrong in the President reading his own message to Congress.

Why are some people kicking about this proposed reduction in the tariff? Wasn’t the President on the platform pledging the reduction of the tariff? Better give the President a chance to show what he can do before opening the criticism batteries.

James W Weir, secretary to Clarence W Watson, during his term as Senator, announced that he will start a daily newspaper at Elkins W Va, Mr Weir was well known in journalistic circles in W Va before he went to Washington.

If you find a man now who is knocking Wilson or the Democratic party, put it down that he has an incurable political grouch or an ingrowing disposition. Everybody and his brother are getting in the game now. Think clearly and then you’ll act rightly!

Attention is called to the Farmers and Merchants Bank, which appears in this issue. If you have kept an eye on this young bank you notice that it has had a steady, but substantial growth from the start. Although this bank is only a year and a half old it is now recognized as one of the substantial business institutions of this section of the country. Just take a look at the report. It speaks for itself.

The New Charter

On Tuesday evening of this week quite an enthusiastic meeting was held at the council Chamber, at which a number of citizens were present, to discuss the new charter and to consider the formulation of the plans for a public discussion of it. A large majority of those present declared themselves in favor of the adoption of the new charter and authorized the calling of one or more meetings to be held at an early date in Keyser and South Keyser to discuss the features of the proposed charter and urge its adoption.

Interest in the matter is largely on the increase and more the charter is studied the more favorable of the comments heard upon it and more enthusiastic becomes its supporters. Elsewhere in the columns of this paper will be found the call referred to. These meetings will doubtless be well attended. They should be, for the matter is one of importance and worthy of carful thought.

Birthday Celebration

Last Sunday at the home of his son, Morgan Bane, at Sulphur, Mr George Bane celebrated his 88th birthday. His eight sons were all present: Charles Bane, of Elk Garden, George and J Robert Bane, of Keyser, Isaac H Bane, of Cumberland, Samuel Bane, of Martinsburg, Frederick Bane, of Parsons, Frank and Morgan Bane, of Sulphur. His daughter was present also.




Rev Moore F Keiter, former publisher of the Winchester Leader, later general publishing agent at Dayton Oh, of the Radical United Brethren church and an evangelist, died of pneumonia yesterday at Bremen Ind. Aged 64 years. One daughter, Mrs Eva Mitchel, of Huntington Ind, and one brother, Charles F Keiter, this county survive.

The Tribune one year $1

Water Right Case Settled

A case that has been in the courts since 1909 has been ended by a ruling of the Supreme Court.

A P Roberts, of Martin, had a small flour and feed mill locate in Grayson’s Gap. He got water from this to furnish power. As the stream was a small one in the dry part of the summer the water got scarce. L J Mott and J Martin put in a 2 inch pipe line to carry water to their homes and premises. This, Roberts claimes so much reduced the flow of water as to interfere at certain seasons with him running his mill. He sued out an injunction. This was dismissed by the judge of the Mineral Circuit Court. The case was carried by Roberts the plaintiff, to the State Supreme Court. The court granted a writ of error and after briefs were filed the arguments heard the Supreme Court entered a decree requiring the defendants to pay all costs in both courts and further an injunction perpetually against Martin and Mott in any way diverting any water from this stream, and ordering them to at once remove the pipe line.

Order of Publication

David Long vs . In Chancery, Emma Henderson and Adam Henderson, and Mrs Henry Henderson his wife.

The object of the above suit is to obtain a partition of the real estate mentioned and described in the bill among those entitled thereto, of possible, otherwise, to have said real estate sold and the proceeds divided among the owners of said real estate according their respective interests therin, and for general relief.

It appearing from an affidavit filed in the papers of this cause at these rules that the defendants, Henry Henderson and Mrs Henry Henderson, his wife, are non residents of this state and they not having been served with process in this suit, it is ordered that the said Henry Henderson and Mrs Henry Henderson do appear at the Clerk’s office of the circuit court of Mineral county, W Va, within one month after the date of the first publication of this order and do what is necessary to protect their interest.

Witness, J V bell, Clerk of said Court, this 9th day of April 1913.
J V Bell, Clerk
R A Welch Atty for Plaintiff


Beginning at 2 o’clock pm. I will sell at public auction at the residence of the late David G Staggs, near Ridgeville W Va, the following described personal property:

2 high grade Shorthorn Cows, 1 high grade Shorthorn cow and calf, 3 yearling cattle, 1 two year old steer, 3 calves, 12 fine ewes with lambs, 5 yearling ewes, 1 high grade shropshire Ram, Half interest in a two year old Angus bull, 3 Shoats, 1 Rick of straw and 6 Stacks of hay.

TERMS: A credit of 6 months will be allowed on ten dollars and over, purchaser to give note with approved security, payable at the First National Bank of Keyser. Sales under ten dollars will be cash. A discount of 3 percent allowed on sum of ten dollars and above. The above terms must be complied with before property is removed.

D A Arnold
Executor of David G Staggs, Dec’d

Charters Issued Charleston

The following charters have been issued by Secretary of State Reed:

Royal Glen Land and Lumber Company, with principle office and place of business in Petersburg, Grant County, to produce timber, iron ore, coal and other minerals. The authorized capital stock is $100,000; $500 of which has been subscribed and $50 paid. The incorporators are: James C Watson, and F M Reynolds, of Keyser, W H Loy, of Cisna Run, Pa, L J Forman and D P Hendrickson, of Petersburg.


Second hand doors, windows, etc, For sale, I have a large assortment of glazed sash of various sizes, large paneled doors, rolling partitions, glass partitions, etc. out of old school building. This is all in first class condition and will be sold cheap. The sash are just the thing for poultry houses, out buildings, and the like. Apply at Liller’s Lumber Parlors.

 R W Walsh, General Insurance, Notary Public, Keyser W Va.

INDIAN RUNNER DUCKS–My ducks have laid every month except August. Large white eggs and lots of them. 13 eggs, $1.00 30 eggs, $2.00. L C Markwood, Burlington W Va

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

VIAVI TREATMENT–I will be at the Reynolds hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o’clock pm.

Mrs L M Kenniston, Manager

FOR SALE– A 5 year old Percheron horse, weight 1500 lbs, well broke, For further information call on J B Reese, McCoole Md.

FARM HANDS WANTED–Wages 17 ½ c per hour. Board 55c per day. Good accommodations and steady work. F Mertens’ Sons Cumberland Md.

FOR SALE–A 2 story brick building, store and ware room, 9 living rooms and bath, east side of Main St. For further information apply to J B Criser, 58 W Piedmont St, Keyser W Va

SHEEP–At a low price quick. I have about 50 head of good ewes for sale. Dropping lambs now. H H Hoffman

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 her at residence. 127 W Piedmont St or phone 164F.

Carskadon gives you better goods for less money.

FOR SALE–House and lot on Piedmont St, near B&O shops, on easy payments, Apply to Mrs G W Kildow.

Applications have been made in Allegany county Md, for something like 15 saloons at Westernport.

Go to Chas P Peters for Western Farm Seeds. Full stock of all kinds of seed in bulk at very lowest prices. Don’t fail to see him when in need for seeds.

At a rifle shoot at Mill Meadow last Saturday A M Wilt won the first prize, $20 in gold, F L Litten second, $12 and P G Diehl, third $8. The men shot at 200 yards.

When wash day comes think of that gearless motor washer at Frye and Sons.


Oscar C Wilt, cashier of the First National Bank, Salem W Va, has been elected cashier at the Empire National Bank of this place. Edward B Deison, who was cashier at the Empire, has been made vice president.


Mrs W M Rickey spent Tuesday in Cumberland.

George Mitchell has moved his family to Staunton Va.

Mrs Lee Hollen has been visiting at Terra Alta this week.

Miss Elsie Wagoner is home after closing her school at Cross.

Miss Tabitha Thompson was a visitor to Cumberland Tuesday.

J L Robinson has returned from a visit to Mannington W Va.

Misses Louise and Blanche Woolf returned to Bryn Mmyr seminary.

Mr and Mrs Oscar Spotts have gone to Hagerstown for a few days.

Miss Lillie Wilson, of Wheeling, is the guest of Miss Margaret Offner.

E G Kimmell returned last Saturday from a short business trip to Pittsburgh.

Miss Catherine Sharpless went to Cumberland in an auto trip via Georges Creek, Monday.

Miss Florence Githens closed a very successful school at Gerstell last Friday.

Harry Burke, who has been visiting his aged parents a few days, returned to South Chicago.

E G Kimmell has under way four up to date tenant houses in the Baily Field Addition.

Miss Myra Nefflen, a student at the Morgantown University is home for spring vacation.

Stottle Steorts and Harry Hodges are home from the University at Morgantown for a few days.

Mr and Mrs Roy Warner have gone to housekeeping in E G Kimmells house on Sharpless St.

Mrs Col W E Crooks went to Philadelphia last Saturday to pay her daughter, Miss Hattie, a visit.

G O Rotruck who spent the past two years up Georges Creek is moving up a farm at New Creek.

Mrs May Darnley and baby and mother of Lonaconing spent Sunday with Mrs Cornelius Inskeep.

Mrs Ed Hamill has been taken to her home from the Hoffman Hospital very much improved.

Mrs Elmer Frye, Lahmansville, spent Friday as a guest of her sister in law, Mrs E R Connell.

J H Markwood, who has been in the hospital for a couple of weeks, was able to return to his home yesterday.

John W Arnold, who has been confined to his home for several months, is able to be up and about again.

West Burke left Monday night for his home in Chicago after spending a few weeks at his parents in McCoole.

H G Woolf has gone to Rector Town Va, to look after the store of his father Rev W E Woolf, who is sick.

Mrs Ellen Rodruck, who spent the winter in Cumberland with her son Harley and family, returned last Friday.

Mrs Harry Cole and son, Cumberland, spent Sunday here the guest of her sisters, Mrs Sheetz and Mrs Neville.

Mr E A Russell was at Fairmont Wednesday attending a stockholders meeting of the T M & P Railroad Co.

Geo Rine has gone to Zanesville to try to locate his brother James Rine, who has not been heard from since the big floods.

Wm H Liller and wife were out near Antioch last Saturday to see Mrs Liller’s brother, Frank Evans, who is very poorly.

J R Kennedy has moved to the Ritchie Orchards to remain for the summer. Mr Kennedy is superintendent for theses orchards.

Miss Francine Lovinstein, of Kingwood, who spent a week here with her sister, Mrs A C Feather, returned home last Sunday.

Mrs M Masteller and sister Miss Martha Watson, of Fredericksburg Va, arrived Tuesday on a visit with their brother, J C Watson, and family.

Mr and Mrs James Keedy entertained a few of their friends last Friday night at their home on Orchard St in honor of their first wedding anniversary.

Mr W H Coffman returned Monday from a few days visit to the home of his brother, S B Coffman, at Wheeling. He tells us that his brother lost heavily in the flood. His house was fearfully damaged and nearly everything in it was lost. A daughter had just finished paying for a fine piano, which was so badly flooded that it fell to pieces. Mr Samuel Coffman is the father of our policeman, Tom Coffman.

Miss Lillie Wagoner has returned from a visit to Cincinnati.

Obe King and wife left this morning for Paw Paw on a short visit.

Miss Georgia Shelly spent Wednesday evening in Piedmont.

Mrs Harry Adams, who has been sick for some time, is on the mend.

BORN, April 7th 1913, to Mr and Mrs Wm Richmond, a daughter.

Miss Helen Cunningham, of Burlington, was a visitor in town yesterday.

Malcolm Frye has been off duty for a few days nursing a sprained ankle.

Mrs J M Orr and baby of Narrows Va, arrived yesterday on a visit to relatives.

Mrs Edward Geldbaugh and mother, Mrs Aronholt, spent Wednesday in Cumberland.

M F Stone went to Grafton Tuesday to attend the funeral of his nephew, Harry Towels.

Mrs Geo Andrews, of Clarksburg, is visiting her parents Mr and Mrs Henry Halbritter.

Mrs Sallie Carskadon, who has been on the sick list the past few weeks, in on the mend.

Capt J W Vandiver and Jas Wright, of Burlington, were business visitors in town yesterday.

Mrs Joe Howell went to Independence Saturday to see her mother, Mrs Rogers, who is very ill.

Mrs John T Sincell returned home last Sunday night from an extended visit to her parents in Pittsburgh.

Rev Dr A M Cackley well known to many of our readers is quite ill at his home at Roanoke Va.

Dr J W Johnson left last evening for a few days stay in Washington.

Misses Bessie and Isabella Quinn, of Clarksburg, has been spending a few days among friends here the past week.

Miss Helen Fisher, of Somerset Pa, came over Monday to attend the wedding of her cousin, Miss Emlie Coffroth.

A 3 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Ira Johnson died April 4th 1913, at their home is South Keyser, from Croup.

Mrs L O Simmons and little son, of Marlinton, returned home last Sunday after a weeks visit with Mr and Mrs A C Feather.

Mr and Mrs Perry McKenzie, of Chicago Junction Ohio, who spent a short while with relatives here have returned home.

BORN, April 1, 1913, to Rev and Mrs Allison, at their home in Frostburg, a son. Mrs Allison was formerly Miss Louise Trask, of Rees Mill.

Mrs J C Compton, B&O passenger conductor who formerly lived here, but is now in Baltimore, was the guest of J B Criser Sunday.

Mrs Emma Morris, who has been spending some time here with her daughter, Mrs J C Sanders, will return home at Morgantown tomorrow.

Miss Lucille Hilleary, of Avondale Md, was in this city today between train enroute to Buckhannon to spend a few days visiting friends.

Monday, V F Alkire received a telegram from Mrs Alkire at Acnote, Nebraska, in which she stated she is coming home this week. She also said her mother is no better.

Colonel A R Stallings was a business visitor in the city yesterday from Parsons.

A S Brady of Piedmont, was registered at the Gassaway last night.

Hon C H Vossler returned last Saturday from a trip to Baltimore where he had been laying in his spring stock of goods for his Maysville store. He went to Maysville yesterday.

Mrs R N Fout, of the Flats, who has been visiting her daughters, Mrs W P Bazzle and Mrs George Ludwig, in Allegany county Md, was calling home on account of the severe illness of her husband.

Dr Richard and Mrs Gerstell left Tuesday for a trip to Greenland and expected to return by way of Peterburg and Moorefield. The doctor took his fishing tackle along and expected to do a little trout fishing at Greenland Gap.

Mr and Mrs Edwin Culver, of West Suffield, Conn, who spent a few days with their aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs F E Hutchinson, left Wednesday for the eastern cities on their way home. They were a bride and groom and out on their bridal tour.

If you want something new pretty neat and easy on the feet, go to I M Long for your spring shoes.


A movement is on foot to preserve the historic Dunkard Church, on Antietam battle field, which it is reported, will likely be offered shortly for sale. It is said that the Washington County Historical Society will take part in the movement for the preservation of the old shell scarred edifice, which has used as a hospital during the battle of Antietam.

Keyser High School Alumni

A meeting of the members of the Keyser High School Alumni will be held Monday night, April 14th at 8pm, in the High School building. A fine will be imposed on all those not answering to the roll call.


Fall line of new spring Oxfords at D Long and Sons’.

The regular term of circuit court convenes here on Tuesday April 15th.

Save money by buying your new spring lace curtains from I M Long.

The Bachelors Club have sub rented their dancing hall to Gene Cross.

Miss Emma Carr entertained the New Era Circle Wednesday afternoon.

Lawn Grass Seed–something fine, at Frye and Sons’.

Mrs Floyd Johnson is visiting her father, William Twigg, in south Cumberland.

Mr Herman Amtower on near Laurel Dale, was in town yesterday on business and paid us a call.

The Winchester Presbytery will convene in its regular spring session on Tuesday April 15th.

When you are hungry the first thing you think about are the good things at L C McDonalds.

The hour for evening services in the Presbyterian church has been changed to 8 o’clock instead of 7:30.

FOR SALE–Six room house, water and gas, Apply 264 South Main st.

The Ladies Aid Society of the U B Church will hold a food sale in Markwood’s store window Saturday afternoon.

The Calendar Coterie was very pleasantly entertained yesterday afternoon by Mrs Dr L L Edgell at her home.

WANTED–Working foreman for the orchard in suburbs of Keyser. Apply to W A Liller, Keyser W Va.

Mrs Charles Lantz died April 2nd near Horton, of tuberculosis. Interment was made near Horton.

C C Clevenger is having a commodious stable and feed room built on the back of the lot he recently purchased of T H Wagoner.

FOR SALE–Some of the best orchard stock in the county. Apply to this office.

Howard Inskeep, of McCoole, has purchased of Maurice Jones a house and property on Church Street.

Special Cold Blast Range at Frye and Sons’. You want to see it before you buy.

Dr W Holmes Yeakley has bought P M Spangler’s house on Davis St and expects to take possession about May 1st.

The fire company will begin their Fair next Saturday to continue one week. The funds will go towards purchasing the new motor truck for the fire company.

Mrs Milo Clem, of Terra Alta, who has been under treatment in a hospital at Pittsburgh, stopped off here last night with her sister, Mrs Gus Everly, on her way home.

New spring dress goods–pretty patterns in the market, just came in at I M Longs’.

Mayor Hennen has just returned home from an enjoyable visit with his daughter, at Cleveland Ohio, The Mayor was an Oakland visitor Tuesday and a caller at the Journal office.

Clarance Vossler, of Maysville, came down Wednesday in his auto, bringing his aunt, Mrs E G Vossler, who went to Cumberland on a short visit. Mr Vossler was accompanied back home yesterday by his father.

The Oliver Chilled Plows–best in the world, at Frye and Sons’


L L Barley, E V Hamilton, and L B Chaney, three young men employed in the B & O yards here, were arrested Saturday, charged with breaking in to a B&O boxcar and stealing 24 quarts of whiskey belonging to the James Clark Distilling Co. In default of bail, the trio went to jail.


Work has started on the Allegany county tuberculosis hospital, to be erected on a 15 acre tract of estate on the east side of Haystack Mountain, opposite Mount Nebo. The hospital will command a view of the city and will be of easy access. It is thought that it will be ready for occupancy by the middle of the summer. It will be erected under the direction of the women of the civic club.

Flood Loss $1,000,000

After a careful canvas of the situation, representatives of Bradstreet’s Mercantile Agency announced that the flood loss in Huntington would be approximately $1,000,000. The damage to manufacturing plants and mercantile establishments will be about $350,000., while the greater loss will be on residence property.

Sues for $20,000

Through his atty, H G Fisher, J H Duncan, who lost his arm and otherwise severely injured by a car that he was repairing a couple of weeks ago at Keyser, has entered suit against the B&O Railroad Co for $20,000 damages. The injured man has been confined in the Hoffman Hospital since the accident.

Gypsies Raid Valley

Homes, stores and buildings generally, at Reliance, Warren, county were looted today by gypsies, citizens were held up and robbed of money, and women and children were terrorized by the invaders., who helped themselves and left before officers arrived. Similar reports came tonight from other Shnendoah valley towns and the gypsies are being pursued.

List of Letters

Remaining unclaimed at the post office in Keyser W Va week ending April 10th 1913.

Miss Ethel Greenwalt, Floyd Bennett, Alnadis Brister, Lee Engler, Leroy Harstad, Grant Jackson, Jno Lambert, Ben A Norton, Wm Parish, Walter Shank, Geo Shook, C G Surber.

Food Sale
The Ladies Aid Society of the Lutheran Church will hold a food sale Saturday evening in Thompsons window.

Will take what chestnut, oak, bark you have any amount, at highest market price. H S Thompson, Keyser W Va.










Quits Ministry
Harrisonburg Va

Rev W J Hubbard, a Baptist minister at Braodway, Rockingham county, has accepted a position as traveling salesman for J J Underhill, of Baltimore.

Last December he figured in a sensational affair at Charleston, where the minister was superintendent of the Davis Child Shelter. A 14 year old girl, an inmate of the institution accused him of criminal assault. The trustees dismissed the superintendent and the sheriff came to Rockingham after the minister, who was held prisoner here in jail for several days.

The case proved to be a conspiracy and the minister was honorably acquitted.

Most disfiguring skin eruptions, scrofula, pimples, rashes, etc. are due to impure blood. Burdock Blood Bitters as a cleansing blood tonic, is well recommended. $1.00 at all stores. Adv.


Mr Editor,

Tax Payer last week pays his respects to the board of education of Elk Distict. In your valuable paper, by saying that all supplies for the schools, by order of the board, must be purchased of E M Norman & Co, of Elk Garden. The very opposite of this is true. No such order was ever passed by the board that supplies must be purchased there. The board of education for the benefit of "Taxpayer" and all the taxpayers in this district purchased with the school funds at wholesale, brooms, crayons, erasers, and water jars and placed them in specially prepared case at the school house to be distributed to the schools as there was need for them. We requested the school patrons, in published circulars, to call at E M Normans & Co store or at I E Oates mill, and some one would go to the school house and get the articles required.

Such articles as glass, nails, coal hods, etc. the school patrons are at liberty to get where it is most convenient. Such articles are purchased quite extensively at the store mentioned and have been in previous years. They have also purchased at other stores in the district, but the board allows school patrons to purchase these supplies when they may desire.

We believe if Taxpayer had informed himself in regard to this and other topics he has written about he might have saved much printers ink. The members of the board would take pleasure in explaining their business methods. We were trying to be economical by giving out the supplies named at whole sale rates. Mr Taxpayer, tell us who you are, and why you misrepresent things in your own district, giving us and the district a bad name when we are trying to give it a good name and keep to the front.

I E Oates, Pres B of E
John H Tice
U T Pritchard, Members

Notice to Public

In reply to the article published in the Echo as to the separation of L O Brotemarkle and my daughter, his wife, notifying the public not to trust her as he, Brotemarkle, would not stand good for any indebtedness made by her. I desire the general public to know that she left him because of inhuman brutality, and furthermore I am still able to provide for her without the assistance of her ungrateful husband. These are facts and can be proven by several disinterested parties.

Respectfully, J S Cowger, Father.