September 12, 1913

DECEMBER 20, 2002



G B Crawford, of Garrett, Ind, spent last week with his father, J S Crawford

Mrs D G Pyles who spent the last few weeks at Sylvan Retreat returned home last Wednesday

Ervin Welton spent last week in Keyser attending Teachers Institute

Roy and Harry Troutman went to Chicago Junction, Ohio, last week, where they have secured employment in the B&O shops

Mrs Eliabeth Alger, of Braddock, Pa, is the guest of Mrs Percival Lantz

Miss Mary Carvey went to Romney yesterday to attend school at Potomac Academy

Mrs Addison Martin, of Ridgeley, spent Sunday with Jacob Marker

Mr and Mrs A W Carroll are visiting Mrs Carrolls mother, Mrs H A Pyles

Miss Nellie Adams returned yesterday from a ten days visit to Atlantic City

V E Thompson of Frost, Ky, is here for a few days on business

Mrs Hannah Householder of Keyser is visiting Joseph Fleek of this place

Arthur Oglesbee of Martinsburg is spending a few days with his brother, Lemuel Oglesbee

Miss Mary Adams of Springfield spend part of last week with Mrs Hannah Brown

Mrs Hannah Wagoner and her daughter Mrs Wm Daniels are visiting relatives in Pendleton county this week


We had a nice rain Saturday and we needed it very bad.

Miss Lucy Streets of Keyser was visiting Miss Madge Amtower from Saturday until Sunday evening.

Some of the farmers of this place are cutting corn

Mr Tom Boseley who has been out at Barnum at work came home Sunday to stay. We were all glad to see him.

Miss Leota Fout had a surprise party Saturday night for her uncle, Arthur Fout. They all report a good time

Mrs William Sollars was down to Keyser all last week keeping house for her mother.

We understand there is to be a wedding her soon

Mr Lee Kuh and Mr John Burgess, of Laurel Dale, were visiting their lady friends at Mr Elsworth Fout's over Sunday

Messrs Will and Ed Boseley have rented the Jesse and Blanche Boseley farm for the next five years.

Miss Martha Watson and Mrs Carnell went out to Hartmonsville Tuesday and coming home their wagon broke and they had the pleasure of coming home on a load of coal

Mr Clyde Amtower and Miss Hazel Amtower both of Cumberland, are visiting Mrs Agnes Amtower this week

Messrs Will Liller and Robert Tate are working in Keyser

Miss Martha Watson of Maplewood Farm, and Miss Madge Amtower of Locust Lawn farm were in Keyser Wednesday shopping.

Red Bird.


Mr Geo R Branner, manager of the B&L store, is off on his annual vacation. He started the first of this week for Baltimore and will go to other cities and visit his friends in Virginia. He is accompanied by his wife and little girl.

A very pretty home wedding occurred at Clarksburg, Thursday September 4th, 1913. Rev W W White, of this place united in marriage his brother, D M White and Miss Mabel E Brake, both of Clarksburg. The bride is the daughter of a well to do farmer, and the groom is the manager of the Tri-State Candy Company.

Mr R Marsh Dean and family are visiting the family of Mr Newton Umstot on Cabin Run. This is Mr Dean's annual vacation. They are joined at the same place by Mr and Mrs J R Hubbs, of Thomas W Va, and John E Arnold, of Akron, Ohio, all on a vacation. Hunting, fishing, eating and sleeping will be the chief pastime.

Mr I E Oates attended the reunion of Confederate soldiers at Burlington last Thursday

Mr U T Pritchard attended the school officers day at the Teacher's Institute at Keyser last week. These meetings are growing in interest every year and school patrons as well as school officers are attending them are and are much benefited.

Mr Wm Middleton, of Acosta, Pa, is spending his vacation with his parents. Miss Florence Middleton, of Meyersdale, Pa, made a brief visit also.

Wm Jackson who is in one of the departments of the B&L store at Thomas was home last Sunday. It was his 22nd birthday. How old was he?

DIED, Sept 8, 1913, David George, infant son of Mr and Mrs Joe Mawson, aged 4 months and 10 days. Funeral services at the home conducted by Rev W W White and Interment in Nethken Hill cemetery.

A delightful birthday party was given last Saturday afternoon in honor of Mrs Messick, it being her 33rd birthday. The parsonage was aglow with life and jollity. Mrs Messick was the recipient of some useful and valuable presents. Those present were, Mrs Geo R Branner, Mrs Robert Grant, Mrs James Norman, Mrs Lloyd Oates, Mrs Mary Harris, Mrs Mary Nethken, Mrs Walker, Miss Mary Mason and Miss B Shockey.

Mr Bruce Bennear and son Harry, of Thomas, visited friends here last Saturday and Sunday

Miss Leafy Fawcett, of Henry, visited her many school friends here last Tuesday

Mr Geo W Bane, who lives near Elk Garden with his son Mr J Frank Bane, is in poor health. He is about 90 years old. His sons J Robert, Isaac and Samuel Bane came to see him the past week.

Thomas Johnson, of Shaw, died of dropsy, September 5, 1913, aged about 45 years. He had been a sufferer for a long time. He leaves a wife and a number of children, several of whom are grown. The body was interred at the Mt Zion cemetery in Cabin Run District.

Fred Jones was home from Ridgeley on a short vacation and has gone to the Preparatory at Keyser again.

Fishermen from the South Branch report that they caught enough for their meals and that was all.



Mr Elihu S Riley left for Mountain Breeze Hotel, Claysville, Tuesday

Dr J Oliver Lantz was called to Cumberland last week to see Miss Blanche Duling who has been very sick with typhoid pneumonia. At this writing she is said to be much better.

Rev Dory Reckley is to preach at the All-Day meeting next Sunday at Blake chapel, Hartmonsville.

Lightning killed a fine horse belonging to Elijah Kerns of Clearspring last Sunday

Mr I E Oates and son, Lloyd, of Elk Garden, were looking at the school house Tuesday. It needs some repairing.

Mr and Mrs Chas Babb of Medley are the guests of their uncle, J P Arnold, this week

Mr T H Davis of Keyser was in our village last week.

Mr J P Arnold is building a barn. J P Kitzmiller is doing the carpentry work

We were informed that Pat Shillingburg went to Maryland for a load of mules this week

Mrs J P Arnold is visiting her daughters, Mrs Grace Arnold, Keyser, and Mrs Sadie Ray, of Piedmont

It is about time for the fish warden to come around, as shooting fish is being engaged in by some of our nimrods

We hear some complaining of potatoes being effected with rot.

Some hunters camping at the old Jim Cooper house last Sunday week, failed to "Remember the Sabbath Day" but engaged in passing away the night in shooting to the annoyance of the people in that section. It would surprise us if Petersburg would have a fair representation from Elk Garden next court session.



Mr and Mrs John Ganon and little daughter of Ohio, are visiting relatives here

Mr Wm Liller and little daughter of South Cumberland, are visiting relatives here

Some Baltimore people visited the home of J N Leatherman last week

Thurman Brown of Doman, Hardy County, was calling on friends here Saturday and Sunday last

Miss Grace Smith of Burlington, visited friends here from Saturday till Monday of last week

Mr and Mrs John S Peer and daughter, Fern, visited the home of E G Ruckman Saturday and Sunday of last week

The Brethren of White Pine church congregation held their quarterly council Saturday last at White Pine church. Ministers present from other congregations: Rev D B Arnold, of near Oakland Md, Rev B W Smith of Beaver Run and Angus Spaid of Big Capon

Rev Angus Spaid of Big Capon, visited relatives here Saturday and preached at White Pine church Saturday night returning to his home Sunday

Lyle Cunningham started for Keyser Sunday to look after work

Frank Smith is building an addition to T T Steckleys house near Junction

J F Breinig is finishing J D Ludwick's house

Ed. Clinedinst of Burlington, and Ed. Maphis of Junction, are building a dwelling house for J R Stickley

John R Copp has been making and repairing harnesses for Twin Mountain Orchard Co, of Twin Mountain

Rev B W Smith of Beaver Run visited the home of E G Ruckman Saturday last

Bert Helman is cutting timber for a saw set on his farm near here

E G Ruckman, one of the carpenters working at Barkville, is laid off a few days waiting for lumber

Mr and Mrs Sylvester Rinker both have hay fever and are right complaining

BORN, unto Mr and Mrs Walter Helman, last week, a son

Nash Purgit was at Romney on business Saturday of last week

Several from this vicinity attended preaching at Furnace schoolhouse near Barkville Sunday last. Services by Elder D B Arnold of near Oakland Md.


Mrs George Sheetz is visiting in Cumberland

Mrs E A Burke was in Cumberland Tuesday

Mr Frank Browning is in Baltimore on a visit

Miss Elsie Wagoner is teaching school at Kight

H L Miller is in Atlantic City enjoying his vacation

Dr F L Baker of Burlington was in the city Wednesday

Mr Roy Kimes of Cumberland was in the city over Sunday

Mr Jacob Hoffman of Burlington was in the city Monday

Mr Avers of Cumberland is visiting his son Jacob Avers

Mr John Arnold of Akron Ohio was in the city Monday

Mr Ed Harrison and children are visiting relatives in Blaine

Miss Julia Pingley of Terra Alta is in the city visiting friends

Grey Emmons of Philadelphia is calling on his old friends in the city

Mr and Mrs Guy Deputy have returned from a visit in Virginia

Miss Louise Dorsey of Washington is visiting the Misses Hoffman

Mrs William Griffen and little daughters, are visiting Mrs R M Frye

Mrs J H Markwood and Virginia Edgell are visiting near Burlington

Mr and Mrs R T Ravenscroft are spending a few days in Baltimore

Mrs D E Lawson and family returned home this week from a visit to Medley

Mrs Herbert White and children are visiting her mother, Mrs George Warner

Miss Ruth Totter of Washington DC is a guest at the home of L E Moran

Miss Virginia Milholland of Grafton, is the guest of Misses Addine and Ethel Nine

Mr William Reynolds and family of Grafton are the guests of Mrs Charles Brownal

Messrs Charlie Neville, Espy Workman and Herman Davis were in Frostburg Tuesday evening

Mrs Lewis Hilster and children, who have been visiting in Connellsville, Pa returned this week

Prof. Earl Van Dyke, teacher of science, has returned to take up his duties at the Preparatory school

Raymond Bright had his tonsils removed at the Hoffman hospital this week and is doing nicely.

Mrs Ferguson of Boston is the guest of Mrs and Dr Hoffman, and Mr Ferguson arrived yesterday

Misses Margaret and Edith Dugan, who have been visiting friends at Fairmont have returned home

Mrs J T Conley with her little son, "Billy" of Eckhart, visited her daughter, Mrs Albert Davis Sunday

Mrs William Cheshire and daughter, who have been visiting friends at Accident Md returned home Wednesday

Mr Gokenour of Moorefield, District Deputy Grand Master, attended the meeting of the A F and A M Monday night

Mrs J M Smith of Hampshire County, was in the city Monday night, on her way home from Pittsburgh, where she has been visiting relatives

Mr and Mrs W F Cropp and children of Weimer Burn, while on their way to visit her parents at Medley, stopped over in Keyser to visit friends

Miss Cora Hughes returned Tuesday night from the eastern cities, and will soon be ready to supply her patrons with all that is desirable in millinery.

Mrs Columbia Barnhart of Pennsylvania with her little daughter Helen returned to her home this week, after a visit to her mother, Mrs Ida Menefee

Mr and Mrs Geo A Caldwell of Bannock Ohio made us a pleasant call on Monday. They were on their way home from a visit among relatives in Purgittsville

Mr John Linthicum of Romney, an official of the D D and B Institute passed through the city on Monday, on his way to different sections of the state to return with members of the school

Miss Frances Davis, the popular and expert stenographer of this city, who has been enjoying a well earned vacation, returned this week from a visit to friends in Baltimore, and will again resume her duties

Mr and Mrs R T Ravesncroft and little daughter Madge, Mrs T H Davis, Mr Herman Davis and Miss May Cook motored to Cumberland by way of Frankfort Sunday returning by way of Frostburg, Lonaconing and Piedmont. They report a delightful trip, the roads being in good condition.

Mrs J G Wolfe is visiting in Romney this week

Mrs W C Long is visiting friends in Petersburg

Mr Herman Davis was in Cumberland Wednesday

Miss Eva Moore was shopping in Cumberland Wednesday

Mrs F P Stehley has returned from a visit to Hagerstown

Mr J V Bell is making a short trip among eastern cities

Mrs D F Tahaney and children are visiting in Terra Alta

Mrs John McGahan of Chicago was in the city this week

Miss Annie Leary returned Monday from a visit to Baltimore

Mr George Pulliam of Frostburg spent Sunday here with his mother

Miss Joe O'Leary of Cumberland is visiting Keyser friends this week

Mrs Virgil Fout is visiting her sister, Mrs Geo Ludwig at Twenty-First

Mr C M Fletcher and family have returned from an outing at Atlantic City

Mrs H F Hoffman has been visiting at Terra Alta returned home this week

Henry McDowell and Dan Parish are building a new schoolhouse at Gleason

Mrs Abbie Breakiron of Cumberland is visiting her aunt, Mrs Jacob Avers

Mr and Mrs W W Davis and children, of Cumberland, were here last Sunday

Mr E V Romig and family have returned from a visit among friends in Ohio

Mr Leo Brotemarkle has accepted a position at Grafton, and will be there in a few days

Rev S R Ludwig of Oakville Pa, formerly of Keyser, is visiting here this week

Mr W A Liller has been home for a few days from Stone, Ky, but has now returned

Mr and Mrs Wm Williams of Cumberland visited relatives here for a few days this week

Mrs J H Cheshire and Mrs May Leatherman have returned from a trip to eastern cities

Messrs D F Tahaney and Eugene Tahaney spent a few days in Baltimore this week

Mr Harry Hoover has returned to his home at Pittsburgh after a visit to home folks here

Mr Russell Wagoner of Cincinnati is here to see his father, Mr Maurice Wagoner who is ill

Mrs Porter Gardner and children of Straw Plains, Tenn, are visiting relatives and friends here

Mr and Mrs Ira Matlick and Mrs Wm Stewart were Cumberland visitors one day this week

Mr F W Buckner and family, and his mother, left Monday night for a visit in western states

Mr Walter Lowry is in Wheeling this week attending the meeting of the Select Castle of the M C

Mrs Wm King and children of Cumberland, spent part of last week here with friends and relatives

Mr and Mrs L C Millholand of Cumberland, with their two children, was here over Sunday visiting relatives

Miss Martha Watson and Miss Madge Amtower of New Creek, were pleasant callers at this office Wednesday

Messrs Cheshire, Powell and Davis were hunting along Pattersons Creek this week and had a successful trip

Mrs Lake Wright and Miss May Rittenhouse accompanied Miss Irene Shatzer to her home at Oakland Wednesday

Mrs Fuller Bernard, Mr and Mrs John Bernard and children, of Westernport, were guest of friends here last Sunday

Mrs J M Hardy and son, Paul, accompanied Mrs J H Watson to her home at Mannington Wednesday morning

Mrs Carl Koener and little son of Cumberland are the guests of Mrs Koeners parents, Mr and Mrs W E Cheshire, Mozelle street

Mr Lloyd Douglass of New Castle, Pa, was here Sunday visiting his parents. He returned Monday accompanied by his brother Richard

Dr and Mrs Dorsey Atkins and daughter returned to their home in Hagerstown Sunday, after a pleasant trip to his sister, Mrs W R Davis

Rev J F Dayton and Messrs J W Dayton, C E Dayton, West Hardy, Jesse Floyd, Edgell Clark, Elmer Ritter and others, were in Wheeling this week attending Select Castle of the A O K of the M C

Mrs J L Robinson left last Thursday for Youngstown, Ohio, on a visit to her sister, Mrs Clarence Miller. She returned home Monday, accompanied by her sister, Miss Blanche Harrison, who has been visiting there for some time

Mrs Ed. Hamil is visiting in Brunswick and Baltimore

Miss Emma Stalling is in Maysville on a business trip

Harry Carskadon and Claude Iser are camping at Gerstell

Mr and Mrs Marshall Sayre were in Grafton over Sunday

Mr D T Greenwade and wife are visiting in Johnstown, Pa

Messrs Fred Ravenscroft and Fred Mills are on a western trip

Miss Lucy Kuykendall returned this week on a visit to Romney

Mrs M A Tutwiler is entertaining Mrs Eliza Steele of Pennsylvania

Miss Florence Githens has been engaged to teach the Seymour school

Mr John Shumaker and wife of Beaver Run, were in the city Saturday last

Mrs Robert Gerstell is visiting her daughter, Mrs Hoover in Clarksburg

Mr and Mrs N J Cather and family have returned from a visit to Cumberland

Mrs Joseph Keener of Fairmont, with her children, are visiting relatives here

Mr and Mrs C M Chilcoat and family have returned from a trip to Pennsylvania

Miss Lillian Cowherd of Cumberland, who has been visiting friends here, has returned home

Mr C C Arbogast has taken rooms over Coffroth's store, moved from Medley and gone to keeping house

Mr and Mrs W Shaferman of Fairmont, have returned to their home after a visit to Mrs Jennie Shaferman

Mr and Mrs D E Lawson and children, who have been visiting her parents at Lahmansville have returned home

Mr E B Fleek of Pittsburgh is visiting his home folks on Patterson's Creek during his vacation, and made us a pleasant call this week

Mr John Albright with her two daughters, Margaret and Helen, were visiting her aunt, Mrs M W Trask over Sunday. They left Monday morning for a visit in Terra Alta



Susan Ann Sheetz died at her home on Orchard street, Thursday night, aged 77 years, and three months. She was well known, having lived here for many years. She was married in 1855 and was a Miss Koontz of Oldtown Md. Her husband died in 1901. She was a member of the Methodist church for years. She leaves five children. George F, Miss Jennie and Mrs Edward Barrick of Keyser, Elmer M of Elk Garden and Mrs J B Rees of McCoole. Burial services will be conducted at the home Saturday at 2:30 pm.


Miss Myrtle Hickle died Wednesday night in Cumberland of typhoid fever, aged 17 years. She was brought here this morning and taken to Headsville for burial. Rev M H Keen will conduct the services.


Geraldine Woodrow Haines, the little daughter of Mr and Mrs W L Haines, who died in Hagerstown, was brought here for burial this week. Mr and Mrs Haines were formerly of Keyser and well known here, and their many friends sympathize with them in the loss of their little one.


  In the deep shades supplied by over hanging foliage from shapely trees of numerous variety beautifying the camp grounds of Van Myra, a highly creditable suburban of Burlington, Confederate soldiers and their friends gathered Friday, September 4th in a notable reunion.

  Before the morning sun had exhaled the dew from the freshened leaves, the spacious Auditorium, in the center of a number of less pretentious buildings, was filling by arrivals from the community and many different point of the State. Smiles upon the faces and greetings upon the lips evinced the good fellowship animating all classes and creeds and told that the cup of a day's pleasure was brimming. Here and there in the windings of the throng, like frost-flakes from the winter of life among the youthful, were sprinklings of old veterans who had followed the fortunes of their cause till it went down before resistless numbers. Their talk was of battles, victories and defeats. As they pictured stirring scenes in the deadly tempest it was less a marvel to some why, in a distant and dim antiquity, a rude but a valorous soldiery would gather about their proudest chief upon the field of his conquest and crown him with the dignity of a God.

  In the many speeches and statements marking the proceedings nothing fell more pleasing upon the ear than the warm and pronounced asseverations of gratitude and delight arising from the great reunion of all soldiers upon the field of Gettysburg last July. Such an anniversary fifty years after the most fateful and bloody battle known to civilization, in which former foes met at brothers graves to let brothers quarrels die, has no similarity in the history of revolutions. Gratefully constructed resolutions were offered and enthusiastically adopted breathing the patriotic sentiment born in the fraternal harmonies of clasping of hands and mingling of hearts in July, 1913, on the battlefield of Gettysburg. 55,000 were there, where fifty years before more than 200,000, under illustrious chiefs, had locked arms for mastery in a three days strife.

  At the close of the usual business transactions in the mornings session, by invitation, C M Miller, of Keyser, mad an address; following this address came what the people about Burlington lightly term a "lunch" but which was a feast of good things fit to serve a king and more than the multitude could consume in two hours of devoted trial.

  The Hon. John Cornwell, the orator of the day, was gracefully introduced at 2:00 o'clock. The well established reputation of Mr Cornwell as a popular speaker upon the W Va hustlings, was shown here, as on all occasions, to be a resistless magnet. In a chastely couched preface the speaker declared he was not present to extol either the soldiers in the ranks or the commanders they followed, that is fixed in history and will continue there while history continues. He wished to use the opportunity for a review of how the South had recovered from the defeat, desolation and poverty of the time. At the close of hostilities an atmosphere of impenetrable darkness hung over the South, homes were in ruin, the white race disfranchised, and the State and County government maintained by the power of the Federal administration in the hands of an unlettered people just liberated from slavery. Today, less than a half of a century, she stands out in shining garments before the world, a central flower in the commercial prosperity, if not in intellectual advancement, of the foremost government in the world. Mr Cornwell sustained his declarations by accredited statistics furnished by Government reports, we cannot reproduce them in this letter. But in the commodity of cotton, it is shown, that after supplying all home demands, after furnishing the factories and spindles of New England with every domestic need, the cotton output of the South, sold beyond our borders to foreign purchasers equals one million of dollars annually, for each day in the civil year, or the cotton so shipped to foreign purchasers is more than 365 million of dollars each year.

  We are reminded by reliable record that the soldiers of that unhappy yet not inglorious war are now passing to the silent beyond at the rate of 100 each day or 36,000 each year. So, a few or more throbs of the tide of time, and the last remaining survivor will have disappeared as but a ripple on the surface of the sea of life.



  W Va has provided the best possible facilities for fighting that dread disease, tuberculosis. Situated on the crest of the Alleghenies in Preston County, W Va, is the State Sanitarium. This is a State institution on a farm of about 605 acres. This institution consists of three buildings, all facing the east, a building for men, one for women and one containing the doctors office, kitchen, dining room and store room.

  These buildings are situated on terraces one above the other. The men's and women's are built on the same plan. They are surrounded by large porches equipped with steamer chairs. Each patients room opens on the porch, affording an abundance of pure invigorating air. Every building is spotlessly clean, with no superfluous hangings or rugs to harbor germs.

  The first cost of the buildings and farm was about $60,000. The State Legislature has recently appropriated $105,000 to furnish further facilities to fight the white plague in W Va. The sanitarium can accommodate about 60 patients. The actual cost of keeping a patient there is between $7 and $8 a week. No one is charged more than $6.

  The first patient was admitted January 15 of this year. He is now doing the clerical work for the sanitarium. Another, Leaving after two months of treatment, was enthusiastic in his praise of the institution. He stated that he had gained 40 pounds and considered himself a well man.


E'en to these must come the sorrows,
E'en to these must come the blame,
In the cycle of tomorrows
Toil and hardship, tears and shame.

Little souls whose slender fingers
Must grow knotted in the strife.
Grant them joy whilst childhood lingers,
Lovely buds of human life.

May their tiny feet be guided,
In the glory of the sun,
That their steps may not be chided
E'er their journeys scarce begun.

Soon enough life's weary seam,
They'll unravel in the making,
Kiss them gently let them dream.

--Albert Mack Sterling


The entire property and plant of the Lonaconing Creamery Co, was sold at public auction, Saturday, to Mr Bestley Loar of Frostburg for $675,00. It represented an outlay of more than $2,500 and was one of the best equipped plants of its kind in Western Maryland. Its machinery had but used but little and was in perfect condition. The company was organized with local capital about three years ago and promised to be a money maker. But soon the farmers failed to bring in their milk and business dwindled away causing the plant to shut down. Several efforts have been made to re-open but all failed. Finally the Board of Directors decided to sell for what they could get. Mr George Staup cried the sale. Mr Loar contemplates moving the establishment to his farm.


Marlinton, W Va

A report has been made by J W Gidley, assistant curator of the National Museum, Washington, on the petrified remains found in blasting the big limestone cliff at the boundary of the town of Renick, this county, by the Renick Stone Co. He says: "The specimen are remains of a pig-like animal known as Platygonus. This animal is related to the peccary now living in Central and South America, but was much larger than the present species. They were very abundant in the Eastern and Central U S during the Pleistocene or "Ice Age." A skull found among the fossils was in an especially fine state of preservation and looks not unlike the skull of a horse, though much smaller, with immense tusks. Mr Gidley says the skull is of special interest as it probably represents an undescribed species and because it supplements another recent discovery of a somewhat similar character near Cumberland, Md. Arrangements were made with the stone company to protect the deposit until an experienced collector can be detailed to visit the place. Dr Gidley expects to visit Renick soon to make a thorough investigation.


The ladies of the M E Church at Burlington will hold an ice cream festival at the Markwood schoolhouse, Saturday evening, Sept 20, for the benefit of the church. Everybody welcome and a good time assured.

Remember, boys and girls, when you enter school this year that you are preparing for duties and responsibilities. Make use of every opportunity to become a useful citizen, efficient in your occupation and respected by your neighbors.


  We note that the Klots Throwing Co are still advertising for help, although having been running for about 4 months, and we wondered why help could not be procured, and dropped in to look the place over and learn the cause of not being able to procure sufficient help. We found a large, well lighted and well ventilated room, pleasant and sunny; one of the most desirable rooms in which to work that we have seen for a long time, very different from the dark, damp basement rooms of the working places in the large cities, where so many of our young people have to work when they get the city fever and imagine that once in a large city their future is assured.

  The work with the Klots Co, we find to be clean in the extreme and very light, requiring no muscular effort whatever, and is lacking in the wild rush and roar of heavy machinery where ones nerves are racked almost beyond endurance.

  Upon close inquiry we found that one of the great drawbacks was the question of boarding. The girls who live in other places, and who would like to come here to work, having much difficulty of finding suitable boarding places. The manager tells us that unless they can get sufficient help to run the place to its full capacity, they will be obliged to move to some other place. Now that they are here we want to keep them., for if they can operate successfully, they will build and operate on a larger scale, as they have already done in Cumberland, Lonaconing and seven other places, this being their tenth mill now in operation.

  This office stands ready to help them, and anyone who can offer to the young ladies who would like employment there, board at reasonable prices, who will notify us of your address, we will cheerfully help by sending them to you. We shall keep the company posted on all boarding places reported to us, and by thus doing we shall be able to help this desirable industry as well as those who want employment and also the boarding places.

  Another suggestion which we might offer, and in which is very common in larger cities, and that is that a number of the girls club together, hire some elderly lady as housekeeper, and live together as one large family. By clubbing in this manner, and equally dividing the living expenses, board can be had much cheaper than by boarding separately.

  Let anyone who wishes boarders communicate with this office, giving your terms, how many you can accommodate, etc, and we will do all we can in the matter of helping the town in this respect.


I beg to advise that I have moved my office from 81 Armstrong street to the corner room over the Peoples Bank, Main and Armstrong streets where I will be glad to serve the publics wants in real estate and insurance. Thanking you for past favors I am.

Yours very truly, J E Leps


Returns from the primary election of Republicans and Democrats in Maryland Monday, with a light vote, indicate the following results:

The regular organizations of Republican and Democratic party will remain in control. This means the control of the conventions and State Central Committees. Gen. Murray Vandiver will be re-elected chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee. The Progressives made a fair showing, especially in Baltimore, Thomas F McNulty was nominated for sheriff. Robert J Padgett and Max Ways and probably other regular candidates for State Central Committee are defeated.


The Klots Throwing Company of W Va, Silk Throwsters, have now been in operation at Keyser for four months and they are still in need of help, both girls and boys. Special inducements are being made by this company to help living in the smaller towns outside of Keyser. To those who wish to live in Keyser during the winter, this work offers especially good means. The work is clean and wholesome, much superior to all other textile work, no lint is flying, no bad odors, plenty of light and air. Good wages are being paid and as fast as a girl shows her willingness to work her wages are advanced accordingly. Learners from outside the city of Keyser, those who have to board in Keyser, are offered special inducements. If you want good clean wholesome work, either call up their mill by phone or better still make a personal inspection of their mill and decide for yourself .


Two newspaper men were appointed to office today by Gov. Hatfield. Henry S Green, editor of the Morgantown Post-Chronicle, was appointed the state historian, and G A Bolden, editor of the Charleston Mail, was appointed state archivist. Heretofore the two offices have been combined. A vacancy has existed since the death of Virgil A Lewis, state historian and archivist, eight months ago.


Under and by virtue of authority vested in me by a certain order of the United States Court for the Northern District of W Va, I will on, Saturday, September 20, 1913, at 2:00 pm at the Front Door of the Court House in Keyser, Mineral County, W Va, sell at public auction to the highest bidder the following personal property:


This mill consists of a 16 horse power engine, one-150 pound pressure boiler, one first class driving belt, one carriage, ways, husk and truck, and is a cabled feed. Said mill is located on the Ira V Decker Land, formerly part of the Joseph C Arnold tract which is about five miles from the City of Keyser, just off the Elk Garden road. This is a mill which belonged to W B Decker, who has recently been adjudged a Bankrupt. This mill is so located that the same can be easily transported to another section at small expense to the purchaser.

H G Shores, Trustee


The undersigned will offer for sale at public auction in front of the Court House in the town of Moorefield, on Saturday, September 20, 1913, of all the real estate owned by the late A M Inskeep as follows:

First, the dwelling and lot that constituted the residence of the late A M Inskeep, a beautiful home.

Second, two dwellings on Franklin street, one single and other a double house, both new and up to date

Third, the large fine building on Main street built by Mr Inskeep for a hospital, now used for a hotel, a fine property.

Fourth, a house and lot on Washington street east of the railroad, making a nice little home

Fifth, a lot, near one half acre, adjoining the Episcopal Rectory, a fine building lot, also a lot of about two acres across the Fork near M M Bean's residence.

A rare opportunity to get a house and lot or vacant lot to your liking and at your own price.

TERMS OF SALE-One fourth in cash on day of sale. The residue in three equal annual payments. The purchaser to execute notes for deferred payments, to bear interest, with good personal security, and legal title to be retained until all of the purchase money is paid.

M W Gamble
G W McCauley
Special Commissioners


State of W Va
Mineral county, to-wit:
Thomas Taylor vs Ajax Coal Co, a corporation

In Assumpsit. In the Circuit Court of Mineral county, W Va. The object to this suit is to obtain a judgement against the Ajax Coal Co, for $482.17, due from said company to the plaintiff on contract, and to have sold, to satisfy said debt, the property of the company levied on and attached by the Sheriff under the attachment issued in the case, and it appearing from an affidavit filed in the papers of the case that the said Ajax Coal Co is a foreign corporation and that no person can be found in Mineral county upon whom process can be legally served. It is there for ordered that the said Ajax Coal Co 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 its interest.

Witness J V Bell, Clerk of said Court, this 2nd day of September, 1913.
J V Bell, Clerk
Taylor Morrison, Sol. For Plaintiff


All persons holding claims against the estate of Elizabeth J Woodworth, deceased, are hereby notified to present the same, properly probated to the undersigned Administrator: all persons knowing themselves to be indebted to the late Elizabeth J Woodworth will please make settlement for their accounts promptly.

Richard Gerstell
Adm'r of the estate of Elizabeth J Woodworth, dec'd


At the meeting this week of the City Fire Department, the following officers were elected: President, C E Leary, V P, J E Johnston, Sec, D D McKee, Treas, W W Long, Capt, J T Batdorf, 1st assistant, W A Miers, 2nd assistant, F G Davis, Inspector, W A Willhide, Trustee, W A Willhide, H W Wolfe, F G Davis


The stock owned by the late N J Crooks, which was sold last Saturday sold well.

That of the P M & I Co sold at $76 and 83, par value $100, Knobley Orchard for $115, par value $100, Piedmont Grocery Co, for $136, par value, $100, Electric Light Co, for $15 and 20, par value, $25, Buckhorn Peach Co, at $35, par value, $100.


The entertainment of last Friday night under the auspices of Emmanuel church, was most excellent, and the patrons were more than pleased. Each one taking part did well, and it is hoped that the Keyser people will be favored with many more entertainment's of such high class.


The Epworth League of the M E church held their election of officers at the church Wednesday night, which resulted as follows:

President, Dr Maxwell, 1st Vice President, Miss Stella Wagoner, 2nd VP, W H Liller, 3rd VP, Miss Margaret Liller, 4th VP, Mrs S N Moore, Sec, J M Wolfe, Treas, Miss Kate Sims, Organist, Miss Mabel Stone, Ass't, Organist, Miss Fannie Davis.


In order to protect ourselves, our property, and what game is left, we the undersigned, warn all persons not to hunt or fish on any of our property, or trespass in any manner whatever. Any violation of this notice will be dealt with according to law. H C Homan, H L Clause, G R Dye & Son, D W Taylor, Amtower Bro's, A H Metcalfe, Logan Rawlings, Mrs Rose Stagg, Dr F L Baker, D N Shoemaker, D A Arnold.


Sunday, September 14, 1913.
9:30 am-Sunday School
9:45 am-Men's Bible Class
11:00 am-Sermon by the Pastor
2:30 pm-Junior League
7:00 pm-Senior League
8:00 pm-Evening Service. Subject: "Is there any place for Christ in our life today"
A cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend all these services.

Franck H Havenner, Pastor


On account of the reported prevalence of whooping cough in the community, the Board of Education of Keyser deems it is wise to call attention to the law which excludes from the school all children having contagious or infectious disease. Also children who have not had the whooping cough and coming from a home where the disease is will be excluded. Children having the disease during the summer should present certificate or other evidence from their physician showing there is no danger of infection.

Keyser School Board of Education
W J Koelz, President

United States of America
Northern District of West Virginia,ss
In the United States District Court in and for said district.
In the matter of Charles R L Conrad, No 423, In Bankruptcy.

Petition for Discharge

  To the honorable Alston G Dayton, Judge of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of West Virginia, Charles R L Conrad, of Keyser, in the County of Mineral and State of W Va, in said District, respectfully represents that on the 22nd day of August, last past he was duly adjudged a bankrupt under the acts of Congress relating to bankruptcy, that he duly surrendered all his property and rights of property, and has fully complied with all the requirements of said acts and of orders of the court touching his bankruptcy.

  Wherefore, he prays that he may be decreed by the Court to have a full discharge from all debts provable against his estate under said bankrupt acts, except such debts as are expected by law from such discharge.

  Dated this 16th day of August, A D, 1913.
  Charles R L Conrad, Bankrupt


Northern District of W Va, ss:

  On this 30th day of August, A D, 1913, on reading the foregoing petition, it is-

  Ordered by the Court that a hearing be had upon the same on the 30th day of September, A D , 1913, before said court at Martinsburg in said district, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and that notice thereof be published in the Keyser Tribune, a newspaper printed in said District, and that all known creditors and other persons of interest may appear at the said time and place and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the said petition should not be granted. Witness the Honorable Alston G Dayton, Judge of Said Court, and the seal thereof, at Martinsburg in said district on, the 30th day of August, A D, 1913.

  C B Kefauver, Clerk

U S D C N D W Va

United States of America

Northern District of W Va, ss:

  In the U S District Court in and said for District. In the matter of W A Bryant No 422 in Bankruptcy. Petition for Discharge.

  To the Honorable Alston G Dayton, Judge of the District Court of the U S for the Northern District of W Va: W A Bryant of Piedmont, in County of Mineral and State of W Va, in said District, respectfully represents that on the 19th day of August, last past he was duly adjudged a bankrupt under the acts of Congress relating to Bankruptcy, that he has duly surrendered all his property and has fully complied with all the requirements of said acts and of orders of the court touching his bankruptcy. Wherefore, he prays that he may be decreed by the Court to have a full discharge from all debts provable against his estate under said bankrupt acts, except such debts as are excepted by law from such discharge. Dated this 15th day of August, A D, 1913.

W A Bryant, Bankrupt


Northern District of W Va ss:

On the 30th day of August, A D, 1913, on reading the foregoing petition, it is-

  Ordered by the court that a hearing be had upon the same on the 30th day of September, A D, 1913, before said Court at Martinsburg in said district, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and that notice thereof be published in the Keyser Tribune, a newspaper in said district, and that all known creditors and other persons in interest may appear at the said time and place and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the said petition should not be granted. And it is further ordered by the Court, that the clerk shall send by mail to all known creditors copies of said petition and this order addressed to them at their places of residence as stated. Witness the Honorable Alston G Dayton, Judge of the said Court, and the seal thereof at Martinsburg, in said district, on the 30th day of August, A D, 1913.


  C B Kefauver, Clerk

U S D C N D W Va


  By virtue of the power vested in me by that certain deed of trust executed by Pierce A Helmick and Catherine, his wife, to me as Trustee dated November 10th, 1910, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Court of Mineral County, W Va, in Deed of Trust Book No 5, pages 283, 284, and 285. I will sell at public sale, in front of the Court House Door of said County of Mineral, in Keyser, W Va, on, Tuesday, the 30th day of September, 1913, beginning at half past ten o'clock, am, all that Lot situated in said town of Keyser, fronting 48 ½ feet on Eden, or Potomac street, (formerly called Old County Road) next to Floyd Knight's River Lot where it is 46 ½ feet wide, with all the buildings and improvements in said Lot.

  On said Lot are a dwelling house and necessary outbuildings, and the size of the lot is sufficient for an excellent productive garden, there is also, a well of good water on the northeast line of the lot.

  TERMS OF SALE-one third of the purchase money, Cash on day of sale and one third with interest, in two years from day of sale or all cash in the purchaser so prefer.

  For further information call on Wm C Clayton, Atty, Keyser W Va, or address the undersigned.

  Samuel R Barr, Trustee

  Baltimore, Md





SUNDAY, SEPT 14, 1913







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 residence. 127 W Piedmont street, or phone 164F


Room in Tribune Building occupied now by Kesner's Tin Shop. Apply to W C Long



I will be at the Reynold's Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o'clock pm.

Mrs L M Kenniston, Manager


Team Mules-4 and 5 years old. Goes cheap to quick buyer. B F Funderburg, Burlington W Va



Sizes 50 by 150 feet, In Key's Orchard. P H Keys



The Walsh building on Piedmont street; 16 rooms in good condition. Desirable for flats or Hotel. For further particulars apply at premises.



Bids for the renting of the farm known as "Ohio Bottom" adjoining the County Alms Farm, will be received by me. Seeding possession of said farm will be given on the first day of October 1913, and full possession of premises will be given March 1, 1914. This is a splendid farm principally all river bottom with a good dwelling and other buildings on it.
Mrs Mary E Hank


A festival will be held in Frankfort, Mineral county, W Va, on September 12 and 13, 1913, by the ladies, for the benefit of the Presbyterian church. It is hoped that all will aid the enterprise. Order will prevail. All are cordially invited to attend.

By permission of Church Officers.


Don't forget that Carskadon keeps the best Fertilizer to be had.









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