JANUARY 12, 1912


Sur D G Martin was in Cumberland on business Mon.
Leym Mott to spent holiday week at Eglon, Md. (as typed in paper)
Misses Anna Huggman, Alma Grayson and Ernest Grayson were callers at D W Taylors Sun.
Mr A George and family moved to our village last week.
Lottie Smith, who lives with Miss Mona C Homan, has pneumonia.
Mr and Mrs Wm Junkins, the recent bride and groom, visited T C Thrush's Sat and Sun.
Tues night the wind blew, and blew and blew, and the oldest inhabitant of our village declared it to be the worst night for many years.
Our genial mail carrier, Geo H Markwood, makes the rounds on good time in spite of wind and weather.
V M Grayson bought some hay of Hennan Welch.
D G Martin was in Keyser Wed.
Miss Alma Grayson entertained some of her friends one evening recently. those that were there were Misses Janie Chamberlin, Mona Doll, Eva Mott, Hattie Dettinburn, Anna Feaster, Lulu and Sarah Harrison; Messrs, Henry Chamberlin, James and Weck Doll, Ira Feaster, Earl Martin, Herbert and Ray Thrush.



Misses Pearl and Belle Bosely have joined the Prep school.
Miss Martha Thomas, has been unable to return to her school on account of sickness in the family.
Miss Myrtle Miller is teaching in her place.
Miss Martha Watson is away on a visit.
Mr A A P Neal preached a very able sermon to a select crowd Sun.
Rev Geo Burgess filled his appointment at Laurel Dale Sun afternoon.
Mr J W Thomas was seen out in his sleigh Sun; he had forgotten this was leap year.
A merry sleighing party drove out to Mountain Breeze Tues night. We think they got the "Breeze" O K.
We are having plenty of winter now also lots of snow, girls now is your chance to jingle your bells.
Mrs Eliza Lemon is visiting relatives in Claysville.



Jan 9, 1912
We are having winter in earnest. Quite a wind storm is now prevailing here.
Mr Walter McKinzey of Bloomington, was visiting his sister, Mrs I L Vanmeter Sun.
Miss Bessie Vanmeter went to Bloomington to spend the week with relatives.
Mrs Rebecca Murry and Mary Smith, of Cumberland, spent a few days with Alferd Ross last week.
I L Vanmeter is housed up with rheumatism this week.
Weather being cold and not much news I will close with a line to Nero.
Nero you seem so very proud;
  You thought you had me beat.
But I got there just all the same
  And told you of your big feet.
Too much at Christmas you thought I'd ate
  And did not well digest;
But in that you were mistaken,
  I can prove that by the rest.
I was just as well as ever
  And tried to be on time;
But the Editor needed a little rest
  And did not print my rhyme.
So Nero now get busy
  I'm going to treat you fair.
Just give me only half a chance
  And you'll always find me there.
I will try to keep my promise,
  My duty not neglect,
And answer all your poems,
  'Till the Editor objects.




Miss Cora Snider, of Baltimore, was a pleasant guest here the first of this wee.
The town election passed off quietly. There was but one regular ticket in the field, and regular ticket in the field, and an independent ticket in part on which P F McNally was run for mayor, and Wm H Kight for recorder. Mr McNally was on the regular ticket also. The council elected is as follows: Mayor, Wm Bean; recorder, P F McNally; councilmen, Presley Harris, George May, John Gordon, John Tice, Albert Barrick.
A union revival meeting will begin in the M E Church, South, sun Jan 14. Rev Matheny, of the M E Church, will preach on Sun evening, and then he, Rev Wm J Bernard and others will engage in the work. Let all work for the success of the master.
Rev L C Messick and family arrived from their extended visit to friends in Va on Thurs evening of last week. He is looking well but has not fully recovered from the effects of the typhoid fever. He will engage in his pastoral duties in a limited degree.
how cold was it? A young lady said, "If I hadn't known I was in Elk Garden, i would have sworn I was at the North pole."
Miss Mary Abernathy returned on Thurs of last week from her holiday vacation having visited friends at Keyser, Piedmont and Blaine.
It was last Fri evening. The thermometer was six degrees below zero and the wind went whistling stinging by. Toes, noses, and ears were frosted. There was a glistening white covering on the earth and tiny icy particles filled the frigid air. And then it was that Dad Ashly proposed to go rabbit hunting over the Pinnacle at night. He said that all they would have to do was to go over there and make a noise like a turnip and they would get "back load" of rabbits. but Dad is always up to some trick.
the blizzard struck us hard. Last Fri morning the wind was blowing a perfect gale and the thermometer dropped to six degrees below zero. Sat morning the mercury stood at 12 to 16 degrees below zero, according to location>
Now we know we are a poet. We borrowed some matter, and produced the following poem:
We've heard these words from some
That winter would not come,
But goodness, now its beginter
Fell, a good deal like winter.
Misses Maggie and Agnes Patton left last week for the S C I at Dayton Va.
Messrs Harry Rollman and Harold Hubbs went to Baltimore this week to hear Joseph Hoffman, the famous pianist. He performed in Baltimore Wed evening.
Miss Anna Wilson is visiting friends at Lonaconing and other towns along George's Creek.
It snowed Mon afternoon and Tues morning brought us another blizzard. The mercury went down to four degrees below zero with hurricane accompaniment and swift, piercing, infinitesimal icicles galore.
Mine Supt Mr H H Harrison was a witness in a case in the Circuit Court at Parsons this week.


E J Harness, of Roy, Utah, arrived last Thurs evening on a visit.
Phillip Fetzer, who spent the holidays here, left Sat for his home in Frostburg.
Jess Wilkins, who visited relatives on Lost River during the holidays, was here Sat on his way to Keyser.
W A Allen, bought us in a piece of Watermelon last week, which he had saved and cut Christmas. It kept nicely and was almost as good as the day it was pulled.
Thos Moffet, of Spruce W Va, who visited here several weeks ago, has purchased a farm in Grant Co of Mrs Lou Mason, of Morgantown, and has moved there to make his home.
Misses Kittie Williams, Marie Inskeep, Inez and Edna McNeill and Messrs Tom Williams, Machir Inskeep and Jim Heiskell, spent several days the past week with Miss Sue Welton, near Williamsport.
Chas Lynch, of Cumberland, visited friends and relatives here the past week. Mr Lynch is conductor on the B&O between Grafton and Cumberland, and recently met with an accident in which he had several ribs broken.
David VanMeter, of Frankfort, spent a few days here last week visiting relatives.
The usual custom of riding Fantastics on New Years Day, was indulged in by a number of young people last Mon and they were much enjoyed.
A telegram was received here this week by Mrs Virginia Hendrickson, announcing the death of her nephew, Lucian Hendrickson, who was in US Navy and stationed at Norfolk, Va. No particulars was learned.


While assisting in driving some cattle last Wed, Mr J P Arnold slipped on some ice and fell, fracturing one bone of his left arm near the wrist. Dr P S Keim, of Elk Garden, was called to reduce the fracture. he is resting good at this writing.
Mr T H Brock, of Sulphur, was here on business last Sat. somebody killed Tom's fox hound and he has been on the war path for some time.
A gentleman from Washington DC, or Baltimore, came to Emoryville Mon morning to look over some coal land owned by D R Leatherman and others. If he was not discouraged by the weather here, then snow and blow don't amount to anything with a capitalist.
Miss Eliza A Ellis returned from a visit of several days to Mrs Wm Baker's. Mrs Baker remains quite poorly.
Some scientists has discovered by a neat calculation that the earth has tilted three tenths of an inch toward Canada. This fact may partly account for the cold snap we have been having while the thermometers registered anywhere form 10 - 24 degrees below zero.
Preaching next Sun at Blake Chapel at 10:45 am by Rev Metheny.
Mr Luke Kitzmiller of whom mention was made in my items last week, remains very sick.
Mr S R Duling, has been hauling pulp wood to Emoryville.
Mr M B McHenry returned from a visit to his home at Westernport Mon.
Mr Will Schwinabart, of Sulphur, was calling on friends here last week.
quite a number of persons engaged in a fox chase last week. Several foxes have been caught this winter.



Jan 10, 1912
Dear Tribune: After a long absence I will try to write a few lines to let people see I am still in this neighborhood.
The past week we have had very cold weather with high wind and snow, which is not very deep.
the two oldest children of George Seedars have been very ill with diphtheria, but at this writing are much better.
Harley Harris was married to Miss Beatrice Hirsberger on Mon the 25th of Sept, then going from here to his father's home at Scottdale W Va. They came back and spent Christmas with her parents at this place.
Mr and Mrs Heiskell Hirshberger went back the next Sat.
The Stork left a young railroader with Mr and Mrs jack Harris, also a dish washer with Mr and Mrs Walter Shank a few days ago.
The five year old son of Mr and Mrs Tobin died a week ago with dread diphtheria. Sad because he was the only remaining child of four. They were from New York and all boarded at James Wagoner's near Dans Run. the father worked on the Extension line.
Miss Sallie Wagoner spent the holidays here with her home folks, her friend, Miss Mary Byerly, came with her; they have returned to Shepherdstown.
The little son of John Ashkette, who was sick with diphtheria, is much better.
Walter, the youngest son of Mr Hiram Daniels, of Short Gap, was taken violently sick New years eve from eating stale oysters and lingered in great agony until Wed night when he died. he was 22 years old and was to have been married in two weeks.
Mr Kesecker and family have moved from here to Baltimore. Oscar Johnson and family went down with them fro a trip. Sorry they have moved away. Oscar's family has returned.
C E Johnson of San Antonia, Texas, has sold his farms down there and expects to locate in Arkansas, so we hear direct from there.
Charles Duckworth and Miss Nellie, third daughter of Mr and Mrs George Douthitt of this place, were married one day last week and went to Indiana where the groom has a position on the quarry works. He had everything in readiness for housekeeping. Congratulations.
Teacher of the Sulphur Spring school, Miss Errah Noland, accompanied by her friend, Mrs M A Dohrman, went to Davis on Sat before Christmas. We were highly entertained by her mother and family, found lots of snow and cold weather up there, think it must be grand in summer. Mrs Dohrman left on Fri for Westernport, visiting her cousins, Misses Ann and Myrtle Wagoner, until Mon, New Years day, went to Keyser to visit her brother, T H Wagoner, also niece and nephew, Laura and Fred Davis, up New Creek, surely had a royal time every place, which will be all gone over again in the near future. Miss Noland returned to her school on New Years day.
A son has come to the home of Mr and Mrs Charles Dermer.
Another one of Mr Hart's men was killed at Evitts Creek two weeks ago. he was young and boarded at Walter Chaneys.



Mrs Ed Sites, of Hiser, has pneumonia.
James Swick, of Keyser, is visiting relatives here.
A A Welton was up from Williamsport Mon.
Aaron Welton, of Keyser, is here visiting his sister, Mrs B J Baker.
J H Schaeffer, of Mt Storm, was here several days this week visiting his son, H C.
A C Taylor was here Tues and had with him Mrs J F Scott, who qualified as executrix under the will of the late Dr Scott.
Geo W Landes was here Mon and advertised his Corner farm for sale. This is the farm he recently bought of Geo S Vanmeter.
Mrs M F Gray and children of Laneville, are here on a three weeks visit to her parents, Mr and Mrs George Barger. Mr Gray bought them over on Fri before Christmas and returned the next day.
L J Forman and W C Moomau Wed sold their Manassah Judy farm, consisting of 1150 acres on South Mill Creek, to C E Judy. Consideration $10,150. this is one of the best grazing farms in Grant Co.
Hon C H Vossler, the well known Maysville merchant, who has for some time been conducting a branch store at Jordan Run, has sold the store there to S Rohrbaugh. Henry E Rohrbaugh and Noah F Berg, and they have taken possession of the same. The name of the new firm is Rohrbaughs & Berg.


Jan 2
Christmas and New Year days have past and everybody has settled down to business again.
Albert Rinker, of Headsville, spent Christmas and part of the holidays with home folks here.
Thruman Brown, the school teacher here, spent Christmas with home folks, near Doman.
Pat High of Moundsville, who visited relatives here Christmas and holidays, returned home Sat of last week.
A Box Supper was held a A T high's school house Wed night of last week; proceeds for benefit of Marvin M E church South.
Mrs Robt Ludwick, of Headsville and Miss Hettie Davy, of new Creek, visited relatives here Sat and Sun.
Frank Smith is building a boarding house for the John Arnold Orchard Co.
C W Fout went to Keyser today with trade.
Mrs Dennis Hartman visited relatives on New Creek during holidays.
Mrs J H High is on the sick list. Dr Wright of Burlington, is tending her.
Our blacksmith, John Miller, is doing a hustling business here.
Mrs Ed Arnold still continues on the sick list.
Miss Mama Leatherman, teacher in Romney School, spent Christmas holidays with relatives and friends here and returned to Romney on New Years day.
Miss Anna Huffman, teacher at Red School House, near the Old Markwood Factory, spent the Christmas holidays with home folks here.


New Years happened as usual here, only one year later than it was last year and one year ahead of next year.
Several of the folks stayed up to watch the old year out. After staying up one hour later than usual they decided the transition would take place without them so went to bed as the clock struck eight. It has been rumored around here that the cows and horses get down on their knees at twelve o'clock. this is said to have been going on ever since New Years was invented, but no one around here has ever stayed up late enough to find out , so the matter will have to rest on hear say.
Miss Laurel root gave a "floor party" during the holidays which was greatly enjoyed by all. Guests came from all around and from the number of horses hitched to Hez Root's hitching rack you would have thought that there was a funeral or a sale. Games of various kinds were indulged in until a late hour, with only one incident to mar the occasion. Ginger Root in"doe see doeing" tripped on the corner of a rug and threw himself so hard that he has walked kind of crippled like for several consisting of dried mulberries and persimmons mixed, sauer kraut salad, hickory nuts (uncracked) and rye coffee. The guests all left at 9:30, so most of them got home by ten o'clock.
The Push Root Literary and Debating Society is in full swing and will forever settle many important questions before spring. It is reported that there are some folks at Ridgeville who think they can debate and who want to lick horns with the debaters of this community. None of the debaters here fear them so long as they keep Mulligan Mason and Lazarus Shirley out of the way. The question next week is, Resolved That the Twin Mountain and Pacific will do more harm than good to this community.
Everything is moving nicely on the Railroad. Tom Blackburn has gone back to work and has been reported from pickswinger to barrow pusher. The Push Root Whet and Grindstone Co, who manufacture these useful implements out of concrete, are contemplating the building of a line from the mouth of Dry run up to Fried Meat Ridge. This road will be called the T H and W (Two Horses and a wagon) or Push Root northern it has not been decided which. this road will open up a very rich territory. Several excelcesior factories will be started up along the line and possibly other industries will be developed in time.


Mr Cam Arbogast came up last Sun to call on Miss Minnie Swift, our talented school teacher. he brought her a box of candy. Come again, Cam, as Minnie likes candy.
Dick Welch, of Keyser, was out last week enjoying his annual pass over the T M & P.
Miss Laurel Root received two Christmas presents with no names on them. One was a hand knit hot water bottle and the other was a patent medicine almanac. The senders will please notify Laurel as she wants to know who sent these so she can send them a present next year if they are alive.
Hez Root received a box of hand made burnt wood tooth picks. These were made by sharpening the other end of a struck match.
Luther Pinkwhiskers Meyers passes through here every morning about six o'clock. He is working on the railroad and has to leave home before daylight and doesn't get back until after dark. Sun was the first day he has seen his family in day light since he has been leaving so early.
The folks are preparing to celebrate ground hog day with fitting ceremonies. Everyone here always has ground hog for at least one meal on that day.
Uncle Hiram, Hez Root's papa, is getting ready to celebrate his 76th birthday next June. The exact date hasn't bin fixed yet. Uncle Hiram, as he grows older, is becoming a little childish and insists upon having a birthday two or three times every year.



Jan 2 - And now we're 1912.
The writer has been suffering with neuralgia for the past ten days but is now some better.
"Uncle" Luke Kitzmiller is quite poorly, he is suffering from a complication of diseases incident to old age. There is quite an epidemic of colds through out our entire neighborhood we hear of no other sickness. News is some what scarce here. Every one appears to have plenty to eat, and they are staying at home and enjoying it.
Our old time friend and neighbor, John A Welch, of Antioch, spent several days with us a short time ago, which was much enjoyed by us in talking over occurrences of fifty years ago.
Mrs Anna Fout, of near Mt Storm, was calling here on Christmas day, and notwithstanding her advanced age she is hale and hearty and walked five miles that day.
Will Duling of Shaw, came up this morning to visit his Uncle Luke Kitzmiller, and called to see his old friend, ye scribe, as he passed through. Call again, Billy.
Mr and Mrs John Gardner, were visiting Mrs Gardner's daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Bob Rotruck, of near Martin, several days about Christmas.
Mr and Mrs Joseph Kisner, with their three youngest children, are spending their New Year holidays with relatives and friends in Oakland.
Nothwithstanding the fact that we have had a few blizzards of two or three days duration, we have had a remarkable mild and open winter so far, and there has been but very little feed consumed up to this time. We have had an abundance of rain and the roads - well they are impossible; the teamsters hauled over them as long as they could get through the mud and now they are frozen so as to bear a team in some places and in other places they break in and it is simply impossible to get over them.
Say! Uncle Sam, please drop us a card to Schell and tell us who you were before you married.

Uncle John


Cold weather seems to be the chief topic these days. The mercury has ranged from three above to seventeen below zero, and the snow is about five inches deep with the wind blowing a perfect gale from the northwest.
Miss Freda Kerns has gone to Keyser to attend school, her many friends wish her much success.
Mr J T Likens was at Elk Garden Fri on business.
Mr William Likens, who has been sick for the past week, is now somewhat better.
Mr Morgan Bane has been shipping some fine beef cattle lately.
Mr F P Wiseman has moved to mine No 14 we miss him in our town.
Mr J T Likens has been reappointed a director of the Mutual Telephone Co, in which he is a heavy stock holder.
Some of the Atlantic Hill girls were seen sporting through our town on delivery sleds - look out boys.
A crowd of sports went out hunting and caught a very fine red fox.

White Hair


Mr Arthur Dawson spent Sun with relatives in Piedmont.
Mr J Clarence Fau, of Thomas has accepted a position as clerk in the Keyser Drug Co store.
Miss Della Vink has returned from a visit to Baltimore Md.
Miss Mary Stevenson spent Mon here with homefolks and friends.
Mr and Mrs Ernest Shoppert, of Ridgeley spent Sun here the guests of Mrs W W Long.
Miss Amanda Stevenson has returned home after a pleasant visit to friends in Cumberland.
Mr W A Dawson was a business visitor to Cumberland on Sat.
Mr Edward Ravenscroft was on the sick list for the past few days.
Mr John Thornhill had one of his fingers mashed while at work on Sat.
Mr Tom Holland broke a finger while on duty in the B&O yards here on Mon morning.
Mr Fred Furbee, of Tyler county, is visiting his brother, Dr Arza Furbee.
Mrs Price Poland and little son, of Mt Savage, spent the first of the week with Mrs Price McKenzie.
It began to snow again late yesterday evening and as we go to press the beautiful snow is still coming down.
Mr and Mrs C E Davy are visiting in Davis W Va, this week.
Mr Arthur Whipp, who was operated upon at the Hoffman Hospital for appendicitis, is improving rapidly.
Mrs L K Jacobs and children have returned to their home in Newburg from a visit to homefolks and friends here.
Mr and Mrs Edgar Ward returned to their home in Chicago Junction Ohio, from a visit to homefolks and friends here.
Mrs Clearence Borst and daughter, miss Nellie, spent Sat and Sun with relatives in Cumberland.
The wind last Mon night blew the top off the barn on the S S Rees Farm, now owned by William Gurd.
Mr J H Markwood had a fall Mon that injured his back and kept him in the house for a while.
Mrs M F Yeakley, of Winchester Va, is visiting the home of her son, Dr W H Yeakley.
Jan has given us a bountiful ice harvest.
Mr Charles R Knight, of Moundsville, spent a part of this week with home folks and made this office a pleasant call.
Mrs W Joseph Siefert, of Youngstown, Ohio, who was visiting in Keyser, was called home by the sudden death of a brother-in-law.
Mr John Riley, Land Agent for the W M R R, was here on business Thurs.
James Goldsworthy has opened a barber shop in the Bright Building and will give you a clean shave and an artistic hair cut.
We are pleased to note that Col T B Frye has sufficiently recovered from a spell of pneumonia to be able to be up in his home, but the bad weather keeps him shut in as yet.
Mr S S Rees left this morning for Bellefont Pa, on a two weeks' visit to friends.
Mr E M Shobe, who has been conducting a barber shop in the Bright Building, moved his family to Hamilton this week.



Mrs Fannie H Cookus, wife of R H Cookus, of Romney, died suddenly Sun afternoon, while sitting in her chair. Stricken suddenly, her son William, ran for Dr J W Shull, only a little more than a square away. The doctor hurried to the home and found Mrs Cookus still seated in the chair. A hasty examination showed that death had preceded him. Heart failure was pronounced the cause.


Mrs Hannah Blizzard, a widow aged about 70 years died at her home near Cabin Run, Thursday, Jan 11, 1912 and will be buried today. She had been invalid for 16 years.


Mrs Lynn Hutson died at her home, Rawlings Md, Thursday Jan 11, 1912, suddenly of heart failure, aged about 55 years. She will be buried at the Hutson cemetery tomorrow afternoon. She was a widow and leaves six children, three sons and three daughters. She had had heart trouble for some time, but ate a hearty dinner and was very bright the day of her death. She was the mother of Mr H J Hutson, who was killed on the railroad in 1909.


John W Kabrick, son of George and Belle Kabrick, was born in what is now Mineral County W Va, and died in the St Joseph's Hospital in Baltimore, Sun Jan 7, 1912, aged about 68 years. The funeral sermon was preached in the church at Ridgeville Tues by Rev A A T Neel and the body was buried in the Stone Chapel cemetery. the funeral arrangements were in charge of the P O S of A and Jr O U A M of Newcreek and the pall bearers were selected from those orders.
Mr Kabrick's children all proceeded him to the spirit world. His wife, who survives, was Miss Sarah A Parrill, daughter of Judge Hugh Parrill, who for years was judge of the Mineral county court. Two of her brothers, James A and William Parrill, and two sisters, Mrs Robert Welch and Mrs William Rawlings, reside in this county. Mr Kabrick went to Baltimore for treatment on Christmas day and was operated upon Fri, Jan 5. The Sat before he left for Baltimore he was in this office talking of his condition, saying that he had decided to go to Baltimore on the next Mon for an operation and expressed doubt as to what the outcome would be.
John Kabrick had a big heart and warm impulses, he was strong and loyal in his friendships, he was interested in the welfare of his friends, his community and his country and we were grieved when the sad news of his death reached us. Many, many of us will miss him. Peace to his ashes.


J w Poling, a well known farmer who lived at the mouth of the South Branch, died suddenly Sat while churning butter. Mr Poling was a former deputy sheriff of Hampshire county and turnkey at Romney jail for nearly 30 years.


Report of Fountain school for third month, ending Jan 5th. Number pupils enrolled, boys 15, girls 16, total 31.
Average daily attendance, boys 13, girls 14, total 27.
per cent of daily attendance, boys 90, girls 93, total 92.
Those neither absent nor tardy:
Boys - Fred Staggs, James Steedman, Foy Lantz, Ray Lantz and Arthur Rogers.
Girls - Bessie Steedman, Marguerite Steedman, Meda Parrill, Lola Parrill, Lulu Urice, Sadie Urice, Alma Staggs and Opal Lantz.
Those whose absence was unavoidable - Vause Staggs, three days and Wade Parrill, one day.
Myrtle Bond, teacher.


Report of the Eureka School for the third month, ending Dec 29, 1911.
Number of pupils enrolled, boys 11, girls 13, total 24.
Average daily attendance, boys 10, girls 9, total 19.
Per cent of daily attendance, boys 88, girls 88.
Pupils present every day, Bertha Borror and Faye Morrison.
Pupils present every day except one, Cleo Borror, Walton Borror, Paule Sears, Earl Fink and Harry Parish.
Bertha R Urice


Report of the Scherr School for the month beginning Nov 27, 1911 and ending Jan 5, 1912.
Pupils enrolled boys 27, girls 15, total 42.
Average daily attendance boys 26, girls 10, total 36.
Percent of attendance boys 94, girls 70, total 82.
Honor roll, Lester Parks, Samuel Thompson, Brook Smith, Cletus Thompson, Dewey Muntzing, Glenn Muntzing, Carl Secrist, Walter Simmons, Haven Idleman, Garland Ebert, Pearl Cosner, Erma Hanlin, Ida Muntzing, Violet Ebert.
Bessie H Ebert, teacher


For several days the weather had been threatening us with snow and last Mon forenoon it began to snow and it snowed, and by Mon evening the snow was about six inches deep. Mon night the wind began to blow and it blowed and Tues morning the snow was in piles and heaps and the wind continued to blow, but we have had good sleighing and the weather has had a fondness for zero for the last week and has played round and about that interesting point, which has been the most discussed place on the map for the last week.


Will be held at Ridgeville School-house Sat Jan 20, 1912, beginning at 7:30PM.
Proceeds to be used in enlarging the school Library. Pupils and teachers cordially invite you to be present, and help in our work.


At the Poultry Show in Baltimore last week, F W Davis, who exhibited Light Brahmas, won first hen second pullet and second pen. Everhart and Rogers, who had on exhibition their Golden Wyandottes, were awarded third cock; second and fourth cockerel; first, second and fourth cockerel; first, second and third pullet and third hen. Every bird that they had on exhibition was awarded a premium. A number of Keyser birds were at the Elkins Poultry show this week.


While on his way from his office to his home last Mon at noon, Hon J V Bell, Clerk of the courts of this county, slipped on the ice on Centre St, near the corner of mineral, and fell with such force as to break his right arm above the elbow. He has suffered considerably but has done as well as could be expected. His host of friends hope that he may rapidly recover and soon be able to discharge his official duties.

T M & P R R

The Twin Mountain & Potomac Railway Co, E A Russell, manager, regardless of inclement weather has been pushing the work of grading until it is well under way to Burlington, a distance of thirteen miles from Keyser the starting point. Several miles of track have been laid. Unless extraordinary weather conditions prevail, it is expected to have the road completed for use to Burlington by early spring, and to Twin mountain, the southern terminus, a distance of twenty-six miles, in May. this will be a record breaker for time in railroad building in W Va as the first preliminary survey was begun in June last. J C Lewis is in charge of the work as chief engineer.
this road will be equipped with the most modern rolling stock, though it is of a medium gauge. The equipment already purchased, some of which haws already been delivered, consists of two 45-ton locomotives, two vestibule coaches, seven steel frame gondolas, ten box cars, several flat cars and ballast cars. A grade of two per cent has been made over the entire line.
What this road means in the way of a developing carrier system can be explained by a statement of conditions on the route. At the southern terminus the Twin mountain orchards are developing one thousand acres of land in fruit. work was commenced on this in the spring of 1910, on top of Orrs mountain, the track being situated in four counties - Mineral, Grant, Hampshire and hardy - then covered by a vast wilderness. The development in this has been marvelous. Already 41,500 peach and 11,000 apple trees have been set. when the work is completed there will be 90,000 peach trees alone of nine varieties. And a small town has been built, consisting of a manager's residence, two boarding houses, 22 tenant houses, a store, a public building, a saw mill and a locust pin factory. Turning towards Keyser along the route, we find young orchards being rapidly developed on a extensive scale. And of these, taking a commercial class of more than five acres each, already 6, 510 acres are planted to fruit including 118,110 peach trees and 65,000 apple trees most of which are now in bearing. In course of planting we find ground prepared for 129,000 peach and 38,000 apple trees which will be set during the year. The Twin Mountain orchards, when the work of planting is completed will have 120,000 trees, being the largest orchard in W Va, or in this section of the state.
At Burlington, this new railroad line crosses the Patterson's Creek Valley, the best agricultural section of mineral County. With a means of transportation, the development along the lines of general agriculture as well as horticulture will be very rapid, and within a period of a few years - less than five years - the fruit crop of this section will be counted in millions of bushels annually.
Cumberland News


Madame X played at Music Hall last Wed night and it was considered by those capable of judging to be one of the best, if not, the best, performance ever given in Keyser. it is seldom that a town of this size is favored with such a play, manager Carskadon deserves a vote of gratitude for bringing such a play to Keyser.


The Eastern Panhandle Orchard Co, of Keyser was chartered this week. The incorporators are E V Romig, J T Sincell and H L Arnold of Keyser; W W Giffen of Pittsburg and Dr W S Bell of Philadelphia.

New Ford Cars for 1912. Touring, fully equipped $780, Roadster, fully equipped $680, Runabout, fully equipped, $680, Torpedo, Runabout, fully equipped, $725. Magneto course. Write for catalog and the great story of the face from new York to Seattle.
The above cars are 4 cyl. Horse Power.

Jeweler and Agent for Ford Automobile


Just Received cheaper than ever before.
Livery and Harness Shop
Keyser W VA


A good lot and hot beds by Mrs T P Adams