APRIL 12, 1912


April 10, 1912
  Miss Alma Grayson is visiting for a few days near Cumberland.
  Mr and Mrs D G Martin were at Keyser last Fri.
  Mrs Dem Ludwick and Miss Delta High visited A George recently.
  J M Martin and niece, Miss Eva Mott, were Keyser visitors a day or two last week.
  V M Grayson, who is working in Piedmont, visited home folks from Sat until Sun.
  Mrs Mollie Baker was a caller here Tues as she was on her way from Keyser to visit Grant County friends.
  Our school closed Mar 29 with a spelling bee at night. Our esteemed teacher, Miss Anna Huffman, returned the next day to her home near Purgittsville. Pupils who were not absent during the term are Frona Mott, Earl Martin, Ruth Martin, Harry Martin and Harley Roberts.


April 3, 1912
  There will be a singing at the church Easter Sun, at 3:30 from Song Praises. All are invited. Sunday School and preaching in the morning at 9:30 and 10:30.
  Oats sowing began with April first with a few of the farmers only. Some are beginning to plow. All farm work will be late this spring.
  Will Stickley and John Rogers are setting out their raspberries this week. Both are starting good patches and get their plants of Art Tutwiler.
  Jacob Swadley's sale is billed for the 9th inst at 9 o'clock. He says the farm is not yet sold.
  The newest is a buggy shed at J H Cheshire's, built by E J Allen.
  Ira Abe and brother were on a visit Sat and Sun.
  Worth Ludwick of Somerset Pa, was in on a visit last week and took back his black horse to sell.
  After having spent the winter here in W Va, Miss Bessie Rogers and her mother of Monon, Ind, returned home this week.
  G S Arnold is one of the examiners to conduct the teachers examination at Keyser this week
  Did your women get good soap? I hear some of the cooks are getting more trouble than soap. Making soap by the old process with lye from ashes, is a pretty good way to test one's patience.
  A O Whipp and wife were down about Augusta over Sun. Arthur bought a bunch of stock cattle down there.
April 10, 1912
  After an illness of about seven years, Miss Margie Biser departed this life April 8 at 4 am, aged 50 years, 7 months and 29 days. For the last two or three years she has been almost helpless and much of the time had been a great sufferer. Funeral on the 9th at the church by B W Smith and burial in the grave yard.
  A message was received by Mrs Orndoff Tues that her mother, Mrs Albright on Little Capon, was paralyzed again. So Mr and Mrs Orndoff went down to see her. She was paralyzed a few years ago, and since has been much afflicted.
  All are busy here trying to get their oats sown.


  Joseph Gerstell purchased the store at this place, which formerly belonged to Floyd Stotler. Mr Gerstell is a young, aggressive man and we bespeak for him a good patronage in the mercantile business.
  Easter brings us another brush of wind and a reminder of winter days.
  Mr and Mrs Robert Yonker, of Keyser, came down Sat evening to spend Easter and eat eggs with Mrs Yonker's parents, Mr and Mrs I L Vanmeter.
  Farmers are very busy with their spring plowing, while B Armentrout smiles because he plowed last fall at the right time.
  Thomas Johnson and wife, of Shaw, visited at S D Dawson's last Sat and Sun.
  Henry Shimer visited relatives at Frostburg last Sat and Sun.
  Mr Low Mott is moving on the Stotler farm near 21st.
  Mrs Annie Stotler sold at public auction the personal property, belonging to the farm of her husband, Floyd Stotler, decd, Tues of this week.
  Our friend, Lucas, failed to give us the news last week; guess he forgot in his eagerness to count the Easter eggs he was going to eat.
  Silas Trenter moved from the west end of Blackoak to Rawlings Tues of this week.


Press (Petersburg) of 4th
  This week Mr J D Rinehart announces his candidacy for the Legislature.
  At the time of going to press we have been informed that MR Joseph Iman, of this place, and Miss Ella Judy of Landes, were married on Tues. Mr Iman is a son of Jacob J Iman, of Hiser, and his bride is a daughter of A S Judy.
  Mr and Mrs Ed Bond left today for Cumberland, where they expect to make their future home.
  W P Russel, manager of the Twin Mountain Orchards, was here the first of the week.
  Born last week to Mr and Mrs K C Vanmeter, a boy.
  Miss Virginia Ervin is at home here spending her vacation.
  Uncle Henry Baker was elected trustee fro the Petersburg school at the election held here Mon. He received all the votes but one, and that was his own. For eight months, carried as also did the power to levy.
  The visiting attorneys this week are: H B Gilkenson, of Romney; Benjamin Dailey and J E Chipley, of Moorefield; D E Cuppett, of Thomas; A R Stallings, of Parsons; Wm MacDonald, W H Griffith, O A Hood and State Senate Grimes, of Keyser.
  H B Norton, chief engineer of the Union Tanning Co, while here lasts Sat with Mr Pownall and Supt VanNewKirk, staked off the ground for the Company's new storage house at the depot. The building will be a brick one, 44X96 feet, and work on it will commence at once; 77,000 bricks were ordered for the building.
  J S Harman and family spent Mon night in town on their way to Gassaway, where Mr Harman expects to go in the milling business. Mr Harman recently sold his farm at Upper Tract to Samuel Morral, of Job, Randolph county.


Romney Review of 10th
  Mrs M E McCarty is visiting relatives here.
  E O Wirgman, of Burlington, spent Sun in town.
  Robert Huffman, of Purgitsville, spent Sun in town.
  Lige Rinehart spent Easter in Elkins the guest of friends.
  Miss Ann Gibson spent Easter in Moorefield, the guest of relatives.
  Miss Mary Linthicum spent last week with relatives in Cumberland.
  Miss Lucy Johnson has been spending several days in Washington and Baltimore.
  Miss Lou Kuykendall, of Keyser, spent last week here with relatives and friends.
  Misses Rebecca and Jean Baird are spending the Easter holidays at their home here.
  Misses Nan Hass and Fanny Guthrie spent Easter with Mrs Raymond Kirk in Paw Paw.
  Miss Mattie Gilkeson, of Moorefield, spent several days here lst week with Mrs J S Zimmerman.
  The rector and congregation of ST Stephens Church met Easter Mon afternoon and elected the following gentlemen to served as the vestry of the church for the ensuing year: G W Parsons, Wm N Baird, R Cary Montague.
  Mr and Mrs Thos W Keller, of Washington, came to spend Sun with Mr Keller's mother, Mrs Margaret Keller, who celebrated her 89th birthday on that day.
  J S Waddle and daughter, Miss Catherine, left Sat for a trip to Ben Ayon Pa, to visit Mrs J W Cook.
  Misses Gyneth and Worth Shull, are home form Ft Loudoun Seminary Winchester for the Easter Holidays.
  Misses Elizabeth and Cornelia Harmison came for Stephenson Seminary, Charles Town,for the Easter holidays.
  By the announcement column this week it will be found that Hon H B Gilkeson will be a candidate for the State Senate from this district.
  J Sloan Kuykendall announces this week as a candidate for prosecuting attorney. Dr J W Shull met with a painful accident Sat afternoon on 'Jersey Mountain road near where it joins the pike, as he was returning to town from a visit to a patient in that neighborhood. The king bolt of his buggy broke while his horse was going at a a fast trot and he was jerked from the buggy and dragged a short distance. A rib on the left side was broken and he was painfully jarred up.


  Wm Montgomery, for many years a resident of Romney, has come to Springfield to make his home with his stepson, Dr L B Bryand.
  Misses Nannie and Sadie Haas, of Romney, were with their aunt, Mrs Marv Blue.
  Mrs James Matthews, of Wheeling, who has been spending the winter in Florida with her sister, Mrs Irons, is with her mother, Mrs Sue Washington.
  Misses Laura Gilkeson, of Romney and Lou Kuykendall, of Keyser, spent several days last week with Mrs Charles Blue Sun.
  Uriah Blue has been quite sick for several days.
  Mrs Kittie Grace was called to Spring Gap Thurs by the death of her grandson, Carl, the eleven year old son of Mr and Mrs Will Grace. The little boy was riding on a logging truck when the accident occurred.


  Moorefield Examiner of 4th
  Mrs Geo T Williams, who has been taking treatment in Philadelphia for several weeks, returned to her home here last Sat, very much improved in health. Miss Mary Williams, who has been with her, accompanied her home.
  Att'y M W Gamble left Mon morning for a short business trip to Washington.
  Miss Lillie Wilson and Misses Gelia and Pauline Scott left Mon for a visit to Baltimore.
  The new City Council held its first meeting Tues night. W E Rinker was re-elected Sargeant for the coming year.
  Walter Williams, a middle aged colored man, died at his home near town yesterday, after an extended illness.
  The Board of Equalization met the assessors here this week for a conference in regard t the assessment of property this year.
  The porch roof on W F Friddle's residence caught fire this week and was almost burned off before it was extinguished.
  T J Bergdoll has contracted with J D ?Heiskell for erection of his dwelling house on the lot recently purchased of Dr H L Gamble.
  Miss Georgiana Davis and Ed M Rinker, two popular young people of this community, left Mon morning for Baltimore, where they were married at the home of the groom's aunt, Mrs R M Eggleson. They will return here this week and will go to housekeeping at once.
  Mrs Rinker is one of Hardy County's best school teachers and has just completed a successful term of school at the Toll Gate.
  Mr Rinker is a clerk in the Kuykendall Hardware store here and is a well known and popular young man.
  Clourtenay Welton, of Grafton, arrived home Tues on a visit to his parents.
  Misses Amy Bowen, Jean Dailey and Rebecca Wood, who are students at Ft Loudoun Seminary, Winchester, arrived home Tues to spend Easter.
  Scott Funkhouser, who has been right sick, was in town last Sat.
  Mrs Andy Seymour left first of the week for a visit to Cumberland relatives.
  J D Chipley, left Mon morning for a short visit to Washington and other points.
  Miss Inez McNeill left last Fri for a visit to Mrs J H Hannan, at Swan Creek, Ohio.
  Eugene Funkhouser went to Paw Paw last Fri where he will do some work for the U S Leather Co.
  Mrs G H W Simon, who has been quite sick at their home at Peru were are glad to say is much better.
  Mrs Ida Wood returned last week from Wheeling, where she spent the winter with Mrs Eliza Hoge.
  Miss Mabel Carr, who has been the guest of her uncle, H S Carr, left Tues morning for her home in Clarksburg.
  Sen R C Price left Mon morning for Martinsburg to attend U S Court, he having been summoned as a juror.
  A young child of Mr and Mrs Will Funkhouser fell in a well, near it's home Sun afternoon and came very near drowning. By heroic work it recovered.
  The Democratic County Committee met here yesterday and decided to hold a primary election on Sat, May 18th.
  Robt H Wilson, and family who have been residing at Westernport for some time, were here Tues on their way to Lost River, where they will make thier home.
  Ernest Bowman of Franklin, was here yesterday on his way to Baltimore. He was joined here by Mrs Bowman and Mrs H L Gamble, who will spend the week there with him.
  C C Marshall, the old warhorse from Williamsport, was here Tues on his way to Petersburg. While here Mr Marshall took up the question of the State Confederate reunion to be held here this fall, with the Daughters of the Confederacy. Mr Marshall is a candidate for Delegate tot the Democratic National Convention and we are told, has good, strong support.
  Miss Lille Bean, daughter of S S Bean of Fabius, and Elmer Kessel, son of WM Kessel of near here, were quietly married at the home of Mr and Mrs T J Bergdoll, in Moorefield, Mon morning, by the Rev Chas Gilkeson.


  Our farmers are stepping lively making preparations for spraying their fruit trees.
  Mrs C E Burgess has been quite ill for a few days.
  Thomas and Pearle Boseley and Bernice Carnell are representing our town at the "prep" school during this spring term.
  Miss Martha Thomas, our teacher, made a visit to her home in Westernport Sat and Sun.
  Mr Vince Ward made a business trip to Keyser Sat.
  Mr Elijah Robey, was called to his former home, Purgittsville, by the illness of his mother last week.
  Mr Aaronhault was making pleasants calls among our voters this week. He seems to wish them to say "You can be sheriff."
  Rev George Burgess preached a very interesting sermon at Claysville Sun evening.
  Mr Charles Brown, of Keyser, is visiting home folks at Laurel Dale.
  Mr Edgar Shillingburg and family were visiting at Mr George Ward's Sun.
Thesigum Bob


  Piedmont WV, April 11
  Lafayette Lodge, Knights of Pythias, conferred the rank of esquire on five members Mon evening last.
  Little Dorothy Schoppert, who has been quite sick with the measles, is much better.
  Mr George R Boyles, an engineer on the 17 mile grade of the B&O, who has been off duty for the past few months, returned to work on Tues.
  Mr and Mrs W H Barger and son, John of Keyser, who have been spending the past six months at Orlando, Fla, arrived Wed night and will spend several days in Westernport the guests of Mrs Grace Kooken, enroute to their home in Keyser.
  A very fine entertainment was given a the Devon Club House, Luke, last Wed night by the Grand Concert Co from the Ithaca Conservatory of Music, composed of Misses Florence E Wilbur, reader; Helen Doyle, violinist; Grace Covey, soprano, and Bessie Smith, pianist. The entertainment was given under the auspices of the Piedmont Public schools and the Devon Club.
  Miss Mary Hannon is visiting relatives and friends in Philadelphia.
  Mrs Wm Ledlow was a visitor to Cumberland on Sat last.
  Mrs C C Culbertson has return dot her home here form Wilmington Del, where she had been spending several weeks with her sister.
  Miss Lillian Eppler spent Sat evening last in Keyser.
  Master Sloan Hood, of Keyser, who has been spending several days here with his aunt, Mrs H B Dawson, returned home Sat.
  Miss Dorothy Schoppert is quite sick with the measles at the home of her grandparents, Mr and Mrs G T Goshorn.
  Mr John Doyle, short stop on last year's baseball team, has gone to Pittsburg to try for the Pittsburgh United States League Team.
  Miss Margaret Kalbaugh returned home Mon evening from Myersdale, where she has been spending several weeks as the guest of Mrs Geo Collins.
  Mr Sam Dixon, who attends the Western Md College, at Westminister Md, is home for the Easter vacation.
  Mr Wm Dawson Jr of Keyser, spent Sat evening last here among relatives and friends.
  Mrs John Gardner, who recently underwent a serious operation in a hospital in Cumberland, has so far recovered as to be able to be up in her room. Mrs Gardner is in her 83rd year and is recovering her health rapidly.


  Rev L B Moore, member of Executive Babtist (sic) State Mission Board, made a business trip through Tucker county this week stopping at Parsons, Hambleton, William and Pierce.
  Mr and Mrs Dayton of Keyser were visiting Mrs Lee Carson this week. Miss Lulu Tasker, who has closed her school at Potomac Manor, has returned to her home in Pierce.
  Miss Mary Conor and Miss H M Sundell of Pierce were visitors of the Thomas Methodist Sunday School last Sun. They were delighted to find a live up-to-date school such as would be a credit to a much larger city than Thomas. Dr Huggman, who is Supt of this school, no doubt deserves a large share of credit for its efficiency. Miss Lulu Tasker left Wed evening for Keyser to attend the uniform examination. The Epworth League at William expect to celebrate Easter by having a special program at the regular League meting, which is to be lead by Lewis Buzzell.
  Those from Pierce who attended the minstrel at William, Sat Mar 30th, were Mr and Mrs Chas Conor Supt and daughter Mary.
  Mr and Mrs Milton Taylor, Mrs j C Tappan, Mrs Lee Carson, Mrs F S Tasker, Misses Ethel and Enona Eechileberger and Mr Devitt, Miss Bessie Tasker and Mr Glen Eechleburger, Miss Lulu Tasker, Miss Mildred and Roland Wilson.
Sun Flower


  Last Sun was Easter and it seems as though most everyone was visiting.
  Sun School was organized at Centenary Sun, and quite a number of people were present.
  Mr Creed Taylor and wife were visiting relatives here form Fri until Sun.
  Mrs Hilleary Rogers and daughter, Anna Frances, spent their Easter with Mrs I D Taylor.
  Mr Earnest Fleek, who is attending school in Cumberland, has been spending a few days at home.
  Mr Arthur Sites was visiting at N R Taylor's Sun.
  Mr Earl Taylor and wife were visiting at I D Taylor's Sun.
  Mr Albert Rogers and family spent Easter at James Hollenback's.
  J B Rees was a business caller in Keyser Fri.
  Mrs Samuel Flannagan and daughter, Mae, were visiting at Mrs Sallie Flannagan's Sun.
  Mr Earl Rogers spent Sun at J M Armstrong's, near Alaska.
  Miss Lena Dawson, who is attending school at the Preparatory, spent Sat and Sun with home folks.
  Visiting is very scarce this week and the people seem to be very lonesome.
  We are glad to see there has been a step made toward the improvement of our roads as there are some places in our county roads, that people can scarcely travel over, and we hope to see them improved in some way or other real soon.
R U Y's



April 9, 1912
  We had quite a snow on Easter Sun.
  Mrs Pearl McCauley and son, Hurley, were visitors to Piedmont on Wed.
  C S Parks, spent Wed at Piedmont.
  Mrs H S Bramble and daughter, Luvonia, left Wed on an extended visit to relatives at Oakland.
  Mrs Pearl Paugh was shopping at Piedmont on Wed.
  J H Kitzmiller spent from Fri till Sun with friends at Schell.
  Mrs Sol Harvey was the guest of friends at Midland from Fri until Sun.
  J T Jordan was visiting relatives at Keyser Sat and Sun.
  Mr and Mrs Thos Dixon, of Luke, were the guests of the former's parents, Mr and Mrs A C Dixon, over Easter.
  Mr and Mrs Joe Harvey were visitors to Piedmont on Sat.
  Miss Susie Kitzmiller was the guest of Miss Jennie Dixon Sun.
  Mrs Thos Johnson and daughter, Miss Hannah, spent Sat and Sun with relatives at Dawson.
  Mrs Maggie Costello left Sun on an extended visit to her son at Mount Rose.
  J R Rice and daughter, June, were visiting relatives at Blaine Sun.
  Misses Maggie and Otelia Kitzmiller were the guests of Mrs T W Ashby, at Elk Garden, Mon.
  Miss Myrtle Johnson left for Piedmont Tues.
  W A Duling spent Tues at Dawson.
Uncle Jim


  Mrs C E Leary and son are visiting fiends in Fairmont.
  J Frank Reynolds, of near Alaska, was in town last Sat.
  Dr Frank Wright of Burlington, paid Keyser a visit last Sat.
  John W Rinehart of Foote, was in town last Sat on business.
  Dr and Mrs F L Baker, of Burlington, were in town Tues shopping.
  Mrs H L Welch has accepted a position in Assessor A H Metcalfe's office.
  Orlando, little son of Mr and Mrs G H Reynolds, has been ill the past week.
  Messrs. Ralph Harrison and Will Ravenscroft spent Sun in Atlantic City.
  Miss Maude Rice, visited relatives at Martinsburg from Tues until Thurs.
  Mrs A T Leatherman of Rada, came over yesterday on a short business trip.
  Messrs Fred Ravenscroft and Payne Gordon spent Mon evening in Cumberland.
  Mr Sampson Taylor, of the Fountain, celebrated his 77th birthday last Sun.
  Prof D C Arnold, of Elk Garden, is at Charleston assisting in grading the examinations papers.
  Mrs Albert Steiding of McCoole, was taken to Hospital Hospital last Sun for an operation.
  Miss Rose Peake of Washington, is visiting her sister, Mrs Luther Arnold, on Water Street.
  Mrs Aris Twigg, of Cumberland, was called here last Sun by the illness of her aunt, Mrs Albert Steiding.
  Cashier Jesse C Sharpless, of Gormania, came down last Sat on a short visit to home folks.
  Misses Lora and Viola Hollen spent from Fri until Sun evening with relatives in Fairmont W Va.
  Mrs Fred Pancake, of near Romney, has been here the past week to see her mother-in-law, who has been ill.
  Mrs Obed Babb, of Martin, came down Tues to spend a few days with her mother and other relatives.
  Mr C W Heath is inn Baltimore attending the grand lodge of the Knight of Pythias of Md. - Cumberland News
  James O'Brien, one of our substantial subscribers from Headsville, was in town yesterday and called to see us.
  Mrs Ludwick and daughter, Miss Ethel, who have been spending a few weeks here with relatives, left yesterday for Baltimore.
  Rev Mr Derr of Hampstead, Md, preached two able sermons in the Lutheran church last Sun. Rev J H Keller, of the same town, will preach on next Sun week, the 21st.
  Mrs Belle Babb, who spent a few days here with relatives, returned to her home at Williamsport, last Tues. She was accompanied home by Mrs Aaron Baker.
  Mr and Mrs Charles M Kittle and Lee Kittle of Chicago, are spending a few days in Beverly. They were called there by the death of their mother, Mrs Sarah Wilson>
  Mr and Mrs W H Coffman and little daughter went to Moorefield last Sat and spent Sun with their nephew, Thos K Siever.
  Ed Smith has been a sufferer the past week from something the rheumatism, which makes it difficult for him to get about. Mrs Smith has also been suffering from a sever case of tonsillitis.
  Rev Dr Cook, of Baltimore, an eloquent pulpit orator, preached in the Presbyterian church here last Sun, both morning and evening. His able sermons were very much enjoyed.
  Mrs Annie Grove, Mrs Dr W C Vanmeter and little son, John William, of Petersburg, came down yesterday on a visit for a few days and are guests at the house of Mrs Sallie Johnston, on Piedmont St.
  H F Johnston, assistant superintendent of the B&O car shops at Garrett, Ind, spent from Sat until Tues night here with home folks. Foote is looking well and says he likes his new home and is getting along fine.
  E T Ellifritz, of near the Fountain, was in town last Sat. Tom says it has bought the old home place near Knobley Post office, from Mr Hedrick, and expects to move there next Oct. He has sold the farm he lives on, near Fountain, to Millard Twigg.
  Mrs C E Lary and son are visiting friends in Fairmont.
  Little Roy Grayson, Sharpless St, has a case of measles.
  Seymour Whipp, of near Burlington, was in Keyser Tues on business.
  Mrs J W Keyshas been on the complaining list the past week or ten days.
  Mrs G W Chesshire, of Belington, W Va, is visiting here for a few days.
  J T Sincell returned Tues night from a short business trip to Philadelphia.
  C E Babb, of Glady, was a business visitor here on Sat. Elkins Inter-Mt.
  Miss Effie Spurgin, of Terra Alta, is visiting her sister, Mrs Maurice Newman.
  Mr James T Carskadon left yesterday for Mt Clemens, Mich, to take treatment.
  Mrs S R Hott and Miss Grace Smith, of Burlington, were in town Tues shopping.
  Arthur V Wilson and D L Wilson, of Moorefield, are business visitors in the city. - Elins Inter Mt of 9th.
  Mr and Mrs T P Douglass and Master Russell Douglass, were the guests of A V Douglass a few days this week.
  Miss Margaret Dorsey, of Cumberland, spent form Fri until Sun with her parents and other friends here.
  Mr Chas N Finnell and family have returned home from a few weeks visit to his mother and sister, at Long Beach, Cal.
  Mr Eugene G West, the second son of the late Mr Charles T West, of Swanton Md, was married in Baltimore last week to Miss Edith E Gould.
  Jesse Floyd returned last Fri forma two weeks visit to his old home at Mannington. He is feeling all right again and buckling down to hard work as usual.
  Miss Grace M Rollman, trained nurse, left yesterday for a week's visit to her parents, Postmaster and Mr s F C Rollman, of Elk Garden, W Va.
Cumb News 9th.
  Mr J W Chapman returned to his home on W Piedmont St Mon from a visit to his old home in VA, where he was called by the illness of his brother.
  Mr I K Little, son of Dr J T Little of Pittsburg, is in Cumberland looking over the situation with a view to locating here permanently. He expects to engage in the optical profession.

Cumb News of 9th.
  Miss Rozella De Vaney, a student of the Preparatory school at Keyser, after a short visit home, has returned to her school.
  Dr Carpenter, who has been living in town for a few months, has returned to Lonaconing.

Thos Cor of Davis News 4th.
  Bliss Riley, who has been employed in Cumberland for the past year, spent yesterday and this morning in the city, the guest of his parents, left his afternoon for Pittsburg, Kansas, where he has accepted a position as Master Mechanic.

Elkins Inter-Mt of 5th.
  Rev R E Strider, Episcopal minister at Keyser, preached in the Presbyterian church this city on Sun evening last to a good sized congregation, and his sermon has been very favorably commented upon. He will preach here again on Mon evening, April 29th, to which services all are cordially invited.
Parsons Democrat of 4th.
  Rev A A P Neel, pastor of M E Church, South at Burlington W VA, stopped off here yesterday on his way home form Conference. Rev Mr Neel formerly resided in Shepherdstown, and his friends here are glad to know that his work in the ministry is so successful. He has been returned to Burlington to serve his fourth year.
Shepherdstown Register of 4th.
  Col William J Lavell, the big and brainy Democratic leader, who resides at Tunnelton, but has ben located at Keyser the past six months as train dispatcher of the B&O railroad, was in town Mon and Tues shaking hands with many friends who are always glad to see him. The Colonel is looking unusually well and is enthusiastic over Democratic prospects.
Kingwood Argus of 4th
  Mr Jefferson Faulk died last Sat and was buried at Waxler on Sun.
  Mr David Long has rented his island to the Canning Company, who will grow tomatoes on it.
  Large line of up-to-date slippers and pumps at D Long & Son's. The stylish kind.
  The Champion Wagon Works turned out this week a fine two horse farm wagon for Harvey Blackburn.
  Geo B Shank bought the imported Perchon horse, Fouchtra, that was sold by the company at Burlington a few weeks ago.
  Col Geo W Bane, the Kentucky temperance orator, spoke to a large audience here last Fri night.
  The Worry Germ is more fatal than Tuberculosis and twice as contagious. No need to worry about the coming crop if you use an Oliver Plow. Keyser Hardware Co.
 Jesse Womex, a Baltimore and Ohio trackman living between North Mountain and Cherry Run, died Sat afternoon after a long illness. He was about 45 years of age and leaves a wife and several children.
  A new barn containing about three stacks of hay, owned by J A Moyers, a citizen of the town was totally destroyed by fire Sat evening. The loss is estimated at $300 at least.
  Miss Eva Filler left Mon via Harrisonburg for a week's visit to her home in Keyser.
Franklin Review of 5th.
  Go Carts - Thompson has them at prices ranging from $5.00 to $25.00.
  E D High, of near Purgittsville was in town yesterday with a load of fine apples.
  Misses Fannie Warner and Lillie Wagoner paid a visit to Cumberland today.
  Miss Mary Babb, of Falls, is spending the week here as the guest of Miss Sue Johnson.
  Prof Moore, of the Prep School left Wed night for a two weeks trip to Kentucky.
  Boyd Linthicum is having L W Moran build him a concrete house on Main St, in "Bailey Field."
  A J Boor is having a n addition built to his residence on Argyle St. F W Davis is doing the work.
  W I Knott has bought the "mud house" on Center St from bishop Peterkin. He will remodel it and make improvements.
  Ollie Stafford has moved his house on corner Main and State Streets to Water street and is having a new frame house erected on the site.
  The Calendar Coterie met yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs Rev W E Woolf and had a pleasant meeting. The hostess served supper in her usual bountiful manner.
  J M Klemm received a message Wed evening that his son Amer, who works in the shops at Bluefield, W Va, had fainted an that the doctors had been unable to rouse him up. Mr Klemm left yesterday morning for that place to see about him.
  Born unto Mr and Mrs Frank Vetter, Tues, a daughter.
  Dr F S Johnston, of Elkins, was in town this Thursday.
  "Squire" Babcock returned to Ashtola, Pa, this Thurs.
  Mrs Cora Rexroad left for Richwood Sat to visit relatives. Davis News of 4th.
  On last Fri night a jolly party of young people drove up form Blaine to Elk Garden to attend the service held at the U B Church at that place,when Rev R C Weidler, pastor of the Blaine M E church, preached the last of the series of Passion Week Sermons. Those who composed the party were Misses Myrtle Arnold, Esther Price, Velma Arnold, Helen Chappell, Hazel Rafter and Mrs R C Weidler; John Long, H S Barrick, Walter Shaffer, Harry Owens, Blaine Davis, Rev R C Weidler.
  We understand that the remains of MR Daniel Entler and his son William, who resided on a ranch near Portland, Ore, and who disappeared last Feb, were brought to Shepherdstown, this state, for interment. Mr Entler was formerly a well known citizen of Piedmont, but for the last twenty years he and his family have lived in the West. It appears that he and his son were found dead and it is supposed they perished in a storm while hunting.
Piedmont Herald of 5th.
  Miss Sadie Paris is ill at her home on Orchard St.
  Mrs Max Kuykendall spent last Sun with friends in Cumberland.
  Silas Arnold, of near Burlington, was in town yesterday on business.
  Miss Margaret Duckwall returned to her home, at Berkeley Springs, last Mon.
  Mrs Dr F P Stehley returned home last Sun form her visit to Philadelphia.
  L C Nine of Baltimore, came up Tues on a short business trip, returning today.
  Miss Frances Brengle went to Cumberland yesterday on a short visit.
  Miss Beulah McNemar arrived home yesterday forma trip to the southern part of the state.
  Mrs George Lluellyn, of Frostburg, spent last week here as the guest of Mrs Enoch Kight.
  W H Griffith moved into his new home this week. It is one of the finest residences in this section.
  Mr E P Cotts, Vice President of the Cotts system of Indexing, was in town Wed on business.
  Attorney Wm McDonald trustee, sold the Matilda E Gerard property on E Street to Hugh L Russell.
  Little Miss "Baby" Bier entertained a number of her young friends at a birthday party last Sat evening.
  Miss Ida Umstot and Mrs H L Arnold paid a short visit to relatives and friends at Romney and Petersburg last week.
  Mrs Mason Wood and son Mason, and Miss Ethel Heintzelman, of Fairmont, spent Easter here with Mrs E A Russell. Miss Charlotte Russell accompanied them home and will return tomorrow with her aunt. Miss Catherine Russell, of Fairmont.



  At the home of Mr and Mrs M Keyser, on Second Street, Moundsville, Wed at 9 am, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Linnie B Keyser to Mr Paul V Wilson, of Moorefield W Va. The ceremony was performed by Rev J B Smith, pastor of the Christian Church and was witnessed by about twenty of the immediate relatives and friends of the couple. Mr and Mrs Wilson took their departure shortly before noon yesterday for Keyser, where they will spend a few days before proceeding to Moorefield, where Mr Wilson is engaged in business - Wheeling Register of 11th.
  The groom is a brother of Mrs D H Huffman, of this place, and a son for David L Wilson of Moorefield.


  Marriage license were issued at Cumberland, April 4th to the following:
  Elick Jackson Jenkins of Paw Paw W Va, and Bertha May Hardy, of Largent W Va.
  George Washington Sine and Tine N Wolford, both of Cold Stream W Va.
  April 8 - Joseph Hall Cramer of Cheat Bridge, W Va, and Mary Genevieve Mason, of Terra Alta, W Va.
  April 10 - John Hunter Tipton of Patterson Creek W Va, and Bertha Hendricks Pollock, of North Branch Md.



  Mon, April 8, 1912, Mrs Matilda Lahman, aged 50 years, died very suddenly at her home at Lahmansville. She was the widow of Joseph Lahman, a prosperous Grant Co farmer, who died two years ago. Mrs Lahman is survived by five children - Albert and Charles Lahman, at home; Mrs D G Snyder, of Keyser; Mrs J O Lyon, of Bellefontaine, Ohio and Arthur Lahman of the Dominion of Canada. Four brothers also survive - Henry, Richard and William May of Grant County, and William May, who resides in Missouri. The burial took place today in a local cemetery at the U B Church at Lahmansville.


  Mrs J H Headlough and daughter, Miss Thelma Headlough, have gone to Fairmont W Va, to attend the funeral of Mrs Moses Ice, an aunt of Mrs Headlough. Mrs Ice, who is an elderly lady, was visiting relatives in California, when she was accidentally killed March 31st. The nature of the accident was not made known to her relatives here. The body was brought to home at Fairmont for burial.
Cumb News of 10th.


  Cumberland Md, April 7
  Louis Elosser, 57 years old, died today from grief caused by the tragic end of his daughter, Grace, who was found with her fiance, Charles E Twigg, on a settee in the parlor of the Elosser home Dec 31, 1910. Their wedding was set for the following day.
  While after six weeks' investigation, the authorities accept the theory of accidental death by carbon monoxide generated by a gas stove, the mystery has never been satisfactorily solved.
  Elosser was a merchant and native of Orange NJ. His daughter, May, now in the Nurses' Training School in Washington, was with her father when he died.



  Jacob Mallow, a life long resident and one of the most highly esteemed citizens of Pendleton County, known as "Uncle Jake", died at his home near Upper Tract, March 30, 1912, of old age and slight paralysis. Mr Mallow had enjoyed reasonable good health until the past few weeks, it began to fail. Within twelve hours after his relatives were called, and shook hands with him, his spirit had taken its flight. He was born Feb 8, 1829.
God had blessed hi with the ripe old age of 83 years, 1 month and 22 days.


  Rev Joseph Kemper, known in Cumberland as Father Peter, for such was his religious title, died at Wheeling W VA, Thurs night after a short illness of pneumonia. Father Peter was for years pastor of S S Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, this city.
  He was pastor from 1898 to 1900, and again from 1906 to 1909. He left Cumberland to become pastor of ST Alphonsus church, Wheeling.
  Father Peter was 50 years of age. He was born at Clearfield Pa, Dec 7, 1862. He pursued his classical studies at St Fidelis Collage (sic), Herman Pa. He entered the Capuchin order August 15, 1863. His studies for the priesthood were made at the local monastery. He was ordained in Cumberland by Cardinal Gibbons, Aug 25, 1889. He is survived by his mother, who lives at Herman, near Butler Pa.
Cumb. News of 6th.


  Mr Chas Walker, a prominent citizen of Frostburg and father-in-law of Mr Geo E Pearce, formerly of Piedmont, died Thurs morning, April 4, 1912.
  Mrs Winifred Coniff, widow of the late Patrick Conif, and sister of Mr Timothy Kenny, Sister M Brotha, of Denver Colorado, and Mrs John O'Brian, died at the latter's residence on Fairview Street, Sun morning, March 31, at one o'clock. Mrs Coniff spent most of the seventy-five years of her life in Piedmont, and was highly respected and beloved by a host of friends.
Piedmont Herald of 5th


  The funeral services of Mrs Sarah Wilson, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Bruce Yokum, at Beverly, were held on Mon at the residence. Mrs Wilson died Sat, April 6. She was 68 years of age and has been ill for a year or more. Interment in Old Baptist Cemetery, near Arnold Hill.
  Mrs Wilson was the widow of the late D L Wilson, of Moorefield W VA.
Elkins Inter Mountain of 9th.


  Last Sat afternoon a two horse team of H S Pulliam's got away at the freight depot and ran off, going out Mineral St to South Keyser, and coming back Main St, to corner of Armstrong, where they turned down Armostrong and came in contact with the buggy of Mrs J W P Welch in front of the Farmers & Merchants Bank, where they were stopped by one horse falling. All of the damage done was breaking the seat off of Mrs Welch's buggy, and scattering some furniture, with which the wagon was loaded, along the route of the runaways.


Under and by virtue of a power of sale contained in a deed of trust of Aug 12, 1907, executed by Matilda E Gerard to me as trustee to secure the payment of a note held and owned by J C Kephart, which said note is over due ...........
William MacDonald, Trustee


Under and by virtue of a degree of the Circuit Court of Mineral County, W Va, passed on the lst day of May, 1911, in the chancery cause of Lillian I Sears, Administratrix, against Lillian I Sears, et als, pending in said Court, the undersigned special commissioner appointed for the purpose to sell at public auction, in front of the Court House in Keyser on Tues the 16th day of April 1912 at 1:00 the following described real estate.............F C Reynolds, Wm C Clayton, Taylor Morrison



I hereby announce myself a candidate for renomination as Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of W Va, composed of the Counties of Tucker, Grant and Mineral.......
....................Feb 27, 1912 F M Reynolds


To the voters of the Sixteenth Judicial Court. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the nomination for Judge of the Circuit Court of the sixteenth judicial circuit.................A R Stallings


I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Assessor of Mineral County, subject to the Republican primaries to be held June 4, 1912.............George T Carskadon


  Martinsburg, W Va - April 5
  A bankrupt case adjudicated in the US Court here was that of S H Liller, of Hardy Co, whose liabilities are about $7,500 with assets of some $6,000.
  In the matter of Max Shearer, bankrupt, argued Wed by Keyser attorneys in the court, Judge Dayton denied the compromise offer heretofore made by the bankrupt and ordered Trustee W H Griffith to make a sale of Shearer's stock of merchandise or other property coming into his hands by virtue of said trust, the bidding to be started at the offer of $7,300 made by Louis Kline of Cumberland, for the stock of goods.
The other property and household goods of Shearer will be appraised and two lots at Rockwood Pa will be sold. Shearer failed at Piedmont with heavy liabilities and endeavored to effect a settlement on a basis of twenty cents on the dollar, but larger creditors objected.


Good Friday opened in Keyser emphasized by the unusual, a happening apt to make that opening memorable regardless of a divergence of opinion as to the actual goodness it may bring to the day.
On the previous evening news circulated the hotels, public resorts and streets that, at an early hour the next morning Ex-President Roosevelt, on a homeward bound, would give a breathing moment at Keyser for a twenty minute's address from the rear end of his railroad coach. All classes, creeds and parties acted in good will upon an opportunity for seeing the most widely acknowledged curiosity, and in many respects the most richly equipped student among leaders of men, ever seen in the lime light of this town's history. An hour in advance of the scheduled arrival the ample grounds curving the front of the railroad building showed a continuous jam of spectators sober in its desire to see what it had never seen, that and that alone.
After much waiting the train steamed gracefully down the long stretch in the bright sunshine of a perfect spring day. Before the pause of the panting engine, from the steps of the hindmost car, a man of a thickly built, muscular frame, wearing glasses, could be seen gesticulating in strenuous efforts to make himself heard by the circle of humanity along the track. We looked at the "Man of Destiny", twice president of the Republic, reaching the third time in defiance of established custom for the reins of supremacy and the hero of a famous battle of "wind mill" actualities; and then in bewilderment to the motionless line of people reflecting, perhaps, every shade of popular thought today visible in this campaign of presidential election. If that vast gathering was either a compliment or an endorsement to the distinguished visitor who had worn the highest honors the greatest people of the world could confer. The fact was strangely hidden.
No lifting of hats, no clapping of hands nor stamping of feet - simply a gratified gaze upon that they were there to see.
The Ex-President strikingly resembles his pictures in papers and publications that have been seen for years over the land. His dress was that of the modest taste of the average business gentleman. While his face may exhibit more of the bluff man than of parlor refinement, it often lightened with suggestions of good fellowship and of an all round man, ready to lend a smile or repel a thrust.
His neck is short and large, the shoulders broad and firmly set over a stout body, while the glasses and gold chain impress you as much as a part of the face as is the nose or chin.
His voice defied his concentrated strength to make it carry beyond the few immediately about him; it was weak and husky from over strain.
Though anxious to catch the drift of his address, I could from my distance, clearly hear only this declaration, made with an extended hand and an up-lift of the form, "I care not how good a man may be, if he lacks the courage of his convictions he is not worth his salt." This I interpreted was a broadside discharge against the fortifications of Pres Taft. Personal pronouns were the glittering sparks flashing in fast succession throughout the brief speech, as if designed to show the American public how silly it has been in seeking a way to rescue ex-presidents from oblivion, and to give the world at large a modern meaning of the epitaph written by an ancient people upon the tomb of its greatest chief: "Alexander is not dead; he is living beyond the stars."


  The petition of V F Alkire and 37 others has been filed with the County Court asking for the closing and discontinuance of the old road known as the "Jacob Dawson Road" in New Creek District, beginning at a point near the residence of Jefferson Folk and running through the lands of Folk, the Alkire Orchard, J R Baker and others, to connect with the road recently made by the Park Orchard Co.
  Notice is herby given that the County court will meet at the Court House on the 23rd day of April, 1912, to consider said petition at which time all persons interested are requested to appear before the Court and state their objections, if any they have, to the closing of the same.
By order of the Court,
J V Bell, Clerk


  If you have any clothing in need of cleaning and pressing give A V Doulgass a call. He is doing that kind of work - and doing it in a up-to-date manner. If he don't make an old suit look new it can't be done.



  I have a sprayer which cost $90; I used it 6 days but now find it too small for my orchard and have ordered a larger one. This sprayer also has an attachment which will spray 4 rows of potatoes at a time. My forman at my farm, will demonstrate it and show how it works in an orchard of several thousand trees. the sprayer cost $90, is good as new, $40 takes it; this is less than half the cost.
Dr F P Stehley, C&P Phone No 123F

Girls wanted, apply at Patchett Worsted Company.

S C White Leghorn eggs for hatching, from show birds, $1.00 for 15.
F W Smith, Keyser W Va

Two lots in McCoole, close to the bridge, 30X240 ft, for sale cheap.
Apply to A H Hosack, 60 N Main St, Keyser W Va

See H S Thompson before contracting for your Chestnut Oak Bark. Highest market price paid.

Fine, hardy raspberry plants of the following varieties, Cumberland, Kansas and Haymaker, all black caps. Price ten dollars per thousand; less than one thousand one dollar and twenty five cents per hundred. Get them early.
H C Wright, Mountain View Orchard, Keyser W Va

Pure Bred R C B Leghorn Eggs $1 per setting (15 eggs). Also a few Cockerls & Pullets at reasonable prices. Kulps 242, eggs and the best layers on earth.
J M Bright & Son

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.


  I just received a car load of the famous STUDEBAKER buggies, surreys, runabouts, spring wagons, etc. Call and see them.
  I also have some used buggies, surreys, runabouts, spring wagons, road wagons and harness for sale at a low price.
  J M BRIGHT, Livery, Feed Stables and Harness Shop


  I have for sale one good farm mare 10 years old. Two good young cows, fresh about two or three months ago. I can also sell either in large or small amounts to suit purchaser, 100 acres of the best fruit land in Mineral County, on which there are now about 4000 bearing peach trees in fine condition, and with the prospect of a large crop of peaches on them this year.
Huntley H Hoffman, Keyser W Va


  I will sell my property in McCoole Md consisting of a dwelling house containing seven rooms, situated on a lot 247 by 225 feet. On this lot are about 40 large apple trees and other fruit trees. Good well and cistern on lot. This is a pretty location for a home.
If sold at once the price will be reasonable and the terms liberal.
C W Shelly, Keyser


These Bargains and more like them every day during
One year ago today we held our Opening Sale, and, thanks to your kindness, we've been able to stay the year out. We feel grateful - feel like celebrating - with A Week of Bargains.
April 15th to 20th

4 qt Cook Pots
These are big 10c specials seemless with tin covers and side handles
Quart Coffee Pots
With Enameled Covers
Small but did you ever hear of an enameled covered coffee pot for a dime in any size? We don't believe you ever did before but we're used to handing out unheard of propositions.
5c Day

When 5c will buy many a 10c article selected for the days selling.
25c Day
A collection of Big articles at 25c that are worth more.
A real China Salad Bowl free with each set of sic plates sold this day at 10c.
If we run out of salad bowls will allow you to select a plate from our table of 25c China.
10c each to any one making an additional purchase of at least @1.25.
Among the other Specials for the week are Embroideries, Laces, Summer Underwear, 25c Beauty Pins, 10c, 25c all Pearl Cuff Buttons 10c, galvanized buckles, foot tubs, etc.
5, 10 & 25C STORE
"Leader System"

The Up-to-date
Rich Appearing Kind.

(Successor to Geo E Wells)
Everything Good to Eat to be found in an up-to-date butcher shop.
Phone your orders to Geo E Wells' Old Stand, on Mineral Street, and you will have prompt attention.

Why Not own a Home?
Why Not Own a Farm?
For further information see
Armstrong St, Keyser W Va

Something Rare!
Whips Guaranteed For 6 Months!

Just received 5 dozen of the famous SIRENIA WHIPS which I will sell for $1.00 each. These whips are GUARANTEED that if LOST, STOLEN or UNSATISFACTORY will be replaced by another whip. Come and try a whip that is stronger than whalebone.

Bright's Harness Shop

You can get any style shoe you want in a Red Cross Model
The variety of Red Cross styles is unusual. Let us show you some of the many attractive Spring models in the most comfortable shoe made.
Oxfords $3.50 and $4. High Shoes $4, $4.50 and $5.
Piedmont W Va

Say, Ladies!
This is the time to Wash Your Lace Curtains.
The "National Champion" Automatic Self-Squaring Curtain Stretchers are the BEST! A child can operate it. Opens and closes with the ease of an umbrella. You simply pull the stretcher open and it locks automatically. That means one movement, and it is set READY FOR BUSINESS. The New Hump Guard Pin - a new device - guards your fingers and protects curtains from tearing. Come in and see them. The cost is no more than the old kind.