DECEMBER 13, 1912


  Dec 11 -
  Henry Hawkins, wife and children are spending a few days with relatives in South Cumberland.
  Miss Gertrude Keister, of Elkins, spent part of last week with Miss Mabelle Armstrong.
  Robert Armstrong accompanied by his friend, Earl Rogers, of Keyser, spent part of last week at his home here.
  Mrs Lucy Dunn and son, Bruce, of Burlington, spent last week with her mother, Mrs Nancy Dowden.
  Miss Louise Hagans of Morgantown, is visiting her sister, Mrs Percival Lantz.
  Miss Mildred Wilson, of Pierce, spent last week with her friend, Miss Florence Armstrong.
  Mr J E Long, of Patterson Creek, was calling on friends here Sun.
  Jacob Humbird Duckworth and Miss Grace E Kern, both of this place, were quietly married in Cumberland today. We wish them much happiness.
  Surveyor D G Martin of Antioch, was in town yesterday on business.


  Butchering is in season and good living plentiful.
  Mrs Nettie Tutwiler and Miss Beulah Shoemaker made a visit at Old Fields over Sun and over the preceding Sun. J B Leatherman and wife and her mother visited the same place.
  A message came today (Tues) that Mrs Jo Tutwiler died this morning. It will be remembered that only a few weeks ago her baby several months old, preceded her to the spirit land.
  Rev C E Grapes and wife were up recently on the Run. He preached at the church.
  T J Wilt of Headsville, departed this life on the 2nd inst, age 62 years, 1 month and 21 days. Funeral on the 4th by G S Arnold at the Greenwell church and burial near there. The deceased had been suffering from heart trouble for some time but was still able to be around. He was in his normal condition Sun evening when he retired. But Mon morning about 4 o'clock his wife detected something unusual about his breathing whereupon she lit the lamp and found that his spirit had already taken its flight. Surviving are the widow, one daughter by the first wife, and two sons and one daughter by his second wife.
  Dan Ludwick and G S Arnold drove out to Hurley Miller's and Mrs Annie Shoemaker's at Eglon over the first Sun.
  Mrs Carrie King, of Eglon, has been down on a visit at her daughter's, Mrs Allie Leatherman.
  Some are plowing now and other are tilling for plowing.
  Arnold Ludwick has been up at the Twin Mt Orchard sawing for the company.
  Seymour Whipp has been shredding fodder and shucking corn on lower Beaver Run.
  Miss Otie Ludwick of Hartmonsville, is down on a visit among friends.
  Mrs Lydia B Arnold, went back to Bridgewater a few weeks ago, but G S Arnold is still here among friends.
  G S A


  Misses Nannie Dawson, Ruth Patterson and Lettie Shockey spent Thurs night in Hendricks at the home of Mrs M C Browning.
  A C Mott is spending the week at Antioch.
  Born to Mr and Mrs Thornton Means, Sat, a son.
  Born to Mr and Mrs C L Halterman, Fri, a son.
  "Doc" Shoemaker, moved his family from Parsons to Davis this week.
  Mr and Mrs John Dunithan returned Tues from a trip to Maysville and Petersburg.
  Walter Vance left Jenningston Thurs and returned to his home in Keyser. -Davis News, Nov 28th.


  Dec 11
  Our post office at this place will be closed after the 15th and all mail addressed here will go to Rawlings so we would advise our friends to address us at Keyser until we get our R F D established. The office was closed for lack of having a place to keep it,the store having been closed since the death of Hiram Robinson, Nov 10.
  John Barnes, an aged citizen of Bier, died Nov 27, age 67 years. Mr Barnes was well known along the Potomac Valley, having been in the employ of many of the farmers. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev S D Dawson, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Bier cemetery. He leaves an aged wife and several children to mourn his departure.
  F C Flaccus, of Wheeling, was calling here last Sun.
  Mrs M M Ravenscraft of McCoole, is spending the week with her daughter, Mrs S L Robison.
  Mrs James Swaner returned home last Sun from a week's visit with her sister, Mrs R L Yonker, in Keyser.
  M V Bobo, of Springfield, visited with her sister, Mrs R L Yonker, in Keyser.
  Mr and Mrs Leonard Dayton, of McCoole, spent last Sat night and Sun with the former's parents, Mr and Mrs R S Dayton.


  Press (Petersburg) of 5th
  "Buddy" Mongold is erecting a dwelling in Central Addition.
  Mrs W E Hill and son, Carl, returned Mon evening from their visit to Columbus O.
  Geo A Judy was called to Circleville the first of the week to see an aunt who has been critically ill.
  William Welton, who spent Thanksgiving at his home at this place returned to his school Mon.
  Garrett, the young son of Kenny VanMeter, was right sick the first of the week, but is now better.
  G H Rinehart, who lives near here, a few days ago killed some pigs that were four months old that netted 100 pounds.
  Mrs T J Groves and sister, Miss Mary Welton, left Mon morning for Cumberland, where they will shop for a few days.
  DR Siple left Sat for Cumberland with a patient, Mrs Harman Bell, whom he left in a hospital there for treatment.
  Clarence Lewis and Miss Grace Feaster were married Sat night. Mr Lewis is the youngest son of the late Isaac Lewis and his wife is a daughter of D A Feaster.
  WE have been informed that Mr Ed Imble, of Ketterman, and Miss Janie Imble of Upper Tract, were married Sun. The groom is a son for W W Kimble, and the bride is a daughter of James Kimble.
  J B Bowman, who has had charge of the Royal Glen Mills for some time, has moved his family to Fauqqier county, Va. We understand that Clarence Hevener, of Dorcas, has moved to Royal Glen and taken charge of the mill.


  Review (Romney) of 4th
  Mrs Kate Taylor of Moorefield, was the guest of Mrs Miranda Wilson several days last week.
  Mrs Geo S Brackett and children of Flemington, are visiting relatives at Wappocomo.
  Misses Mary and Avery Heiskell spent last week with relatives in Moorefield.
  Miss Rose Hendrickson, of Moorefield, spent last week at the Hampshire Club.
  Mrs R C Montague and daughter left last week to visit relatives in Richmond.
  Mr and MRs I H Offner, of Keyser, spent several days last week with Mr and Mrs J E Offner, here. Mr Offner returned home but Mrs Offner will remain for several days longer.
  Charles McCarty, of Winchester, spent several days last week with the family of Mrs C M McCarty.
  Covell Parsons, of Meyersdale, spent Thanksgiving with his parents, Mr and Mrs G Parsons, near town.
  John Slonaker, in his eighty-third year, died near Cold Stream, Nov 24. He left a wife, three boys and seven girls.
  Miss Annie Taylor, of Petersburg, was thrown from the automobile, of A L Ewers Sat and sustained a fractured collar bone. She was taken to her home Mon.
  Rev G G Oliver, who has been preaching under difficulties for several months owing to a serious throat trouble, had a very painful operation, performed by Dr Jones, of Cumberland. While he has managed to assist Rev G H Yost, by his presence during the series of meetings held at various appointments, he is unable to preach.
  J B Shannon, of Frostburg, spent several days at home last week.
  J N Sparks and Earl Thrush came over from Keyser Wed. The latter to spend the holidays at J H Blue's.
  Miss Lucy Blue had as her guests from Moorefield Misses Mildred Kuhn and Margaret Larrick.
  Mrs Umstot of Keyser, with her children, was the guest of her sister, Mrs Harry Wagoner, last week.
  Percy Middleton, of Winchester, who has been visiting his mother, Mrs Neff, returned to Winchester Mon, accompanied by his brother, Mauris.

  Review (Romney) of 11th
  C B Welton of Moorefield, was a business visitor here Mon.
  R M Frye, of Keyser, spent a part of last week in the county on business.
  Miss Susan Arnold, of South Branch, is visiting relatives here this week.
  Mrs Humbird Smith of Patterson's Creek, is the guest of Mrs Lou Keller.
  Miss Gladys Randolph, of Moorefield, has been spending several days here with friends.
  Mrs Edward Young and daughter, Elizabeth, of Cumberland, spent Sun with one family of Prof H H Johnson.
  Mr and Mrs R W Montague and daughter, Miss Margaret P Montague, of White Sulphur Springs, are visiting Prof Carey Montague.
  Mr and Mrs W S Rudolph of McClure, Ohio, are spending some time with relatives in town and county. Mr Rudolph is a former resident of the county, having moved to Ohio thirty years ago.
  The all wise God, seen cause to call from earth, friends and loved ones, a young girl in the flower and beauty of her youth. Audra Lillian Powell, daughter of R D and Elizabeth Powell, of Forks of Capon, this county. Audra was nearing her twenty-first birthday when she was called away on Dec 5. At the time of her death, she was taking a training course, in the profession of nursing in a hospital in Pittsburg, Pa, when the dread disease, diphtheria, took hold of her.
  The home of Mrs Fannie Compton was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wed, Nov 27, at 12 am, where Miss Effie Pearl Compton, the only and attractive daughter, became the bride of Mr Thomas Clinton Haines, a prosperous young farmer. Rev George Edward Kercheval was the officiating minister.
  A tenant house on the farm of R M Washington, at Ridgedale, occupied by a Mr Miller and family, was destroyed by fire Mon. All the contents were saved.
  Major John B Sherrard, died at Burnett, Texas, on Nov 30, 1912. Major Sherrard was born at Bloomery in this county on the 13th day of Dec 1822, married Susan A Gibbson on the 5th day of Jan 1847, and lived in Romney till after the war. His wife died in March, 1858. Major Sherrard was a life long member of the Presbyterian church and was an elder for many years. One son, David G Sherrard, and one daughter, Annie Hopkins Mallett, survive him, both living at Burnett, Texas, where they have resided for many years.
  Misses Eva McGlathery and Mary Crounse went to Cumberland Sat to meet Mrs Crounse, upon her return from a two week's visit to friends and relatives in Pa.
  Mrs I V Cowgill spent Sat afternoon in town, and attended the sale.
  Miss Mary Adams returned Mon from a visit of several weeks at Piedmont and Cumberland.
  C M French has recovered from a severe attack of neuralgia of the heart.
  Miss Katharine French, who was quite indisposed the latter part of the week from neuralgia, was able to resume school Mon.
  Rev G G Oliver and family spent Fri and Sat in Cumberland and on their return to Green Spring made Mrs W B Carder a week end visit.
  Prof Morrison of Morgantown, who recently purchased the Denison farm on the Ridge, was here on business the latter part of last week.
  The second house built by E A McGlathery at Green Spring is nearing completion.
  Miss Nannie Blue Long, from near Romney, spent last week with her grandmother, Mrs Taylor, and her aunt, Mrs Millesson. She attended the sale Sat, returning home Sun.
  Robert Shannon, who has been in Springfield the past year, left Mon for California.
  Mrs Jack Neff, has been quite sick for several days.
  Charlie Herriott, of Wappocomo, spent Sun at S C Milleson's.
  Miss Nannie Washington is visiting her aunt, Mrs Blue.


  Moorefield Examiner of 5th
  Will Funkhouser and family left Sun for they will reside.
  Mrs Jesse Fisher, Miss Nelie Dinges and Jean Fisher spent a day or so with Mrs Earle, at Springfield, this week.
  Mrs Jennie Gamble has been right sick again the past week.
  Carl Allen left first of the week for Keyser, where he will attend the Preparatory school. W A Allen took him down and spent a few days with his son Bruce.
  Married at the home of the groom, Tues evening, Dec 3, 1912, by Rev L J Whetzel, George W Owens and Miss Nellie Howdershell.
  Mrs Kate Funkhouser, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs Arnot Jordan, returned to Wardensville Tues.
  Mrs J H Wilson left Sun morning for Cumberland. where she will undergo an operation.
  Mrs Kate Taylor returned last Fri from a weeks visit to relatives in Hampshire County.
  P E Thrush spent several days in Keyser last week as a witness in the Veach case.
  Mrs Ida Wood left Fri morning for a short visit to Mrs Stubblefield, at Cumberland.
  Dec 2 - Mrs Harriett C Glenn, died at her home, Capon Iron Works, Tues morning at 6 o'clock and was buried in the Wilson grave yard, Thurs at 11 o'clock. Mrs Glenn was the widow of Jno C Glenn, a well known mill wright and carpenter of this county. She was the mother of 9 children, all of whom are living, viz: David, of California, Arthur of Giles Co, Filmore of NC, John E and Grant Glenn, of Capon Iron Works, Mrs Ashenfelter, of Edinberg Va, Mrs Marston of Lost City, Mrs O'Haritz, of near Winchester, and Miss Julia Glenn, who lived with her mother. Mrs Glenn was aged 84 yrs, 1 mo, and 16 days and spent her entire life within a few hundred yards of her birth place.
  Mrs Thomas Jenkins died Sat evening at 6 o'clock at her home 2 1/2 miles south of Wardensville, after a long and patient suffering with tuberculosis.
  Dr R E Lee was called to Trout Run Valley twice in 24 hours Fri to see Harrison Hishman, who is a great sufferer with rheumatism.
  Mrs Elbert Bedinger was in town Fri to consult Dr Rider. Mrs Bedinger has been in very bad health for several years.
  Russell Brill went to Baltimore Fri to bring back his son, Hollis Brill, who has been at John Hopkins hospital for treatment. Mr Brill's many friends will regret very much to hear that he received no special benefit from his trip.


  Mr David Hall, of Burnersville W Va, is on a visit to his sister, Mrs J W Junkins, of Emoryville.
  Mr Warner Hanlin of Henry's Mill, was at Cumberland on business last Sat.
  Mr Chas R Lemon has moved from "Fair Sweep" to one of the Black Diamond houses near Emoryville.
  Mr H S Richardson of Piedmont, was here last Sat adjusting the claim of Mrs George Oss against The New York Life Insurance Co for $3000.
  Mr Chas B Burgess was at Westernport last Sat night and Sun. Some say Charley has taken a life annuity, and is trying to secure the right to his property.
  Fred Burgess was kicked by a horse last Sat, and walks considerable limpy.
  The Grant Co Court is making arrangements to build a bridge over Glade Creek near the old Lewis Kitzmiller house.
  Mr Tony Burgess is home from Sulphur for a few days vacation.
  Misses Belle MacDonald of Keyser, and Maggie Duling, of Blaine are visiting Mrs Minnie Duling for a few days.
  Misses Blanche and Zennie Duling were at Blaine last Sat and Sun.
  Mr J H Junkins, of Sulphur, was calling on ye scribe last Sun.
  Mr Wesley A Duling, of Gorman, was at home, Mrs Minnie Duling's over Sun.
  Mr and Mrs F C Rollman, of Elk Garden, were guests at Mr E A Ludwick's last Sun.
  Our school teacher, Mr F Yeager, attended the Teacher's District Inst in Elk Garden last Sat.
  Messrs Wm Oss and Davis of Swanton Md are here to make some definite arrangements concerning the business interests of the late George Oss.
  Last Mon morning the thermometer registered only 8 degrees above zero, the coldest wave for Dec up to this time.
  We learn in a letter from Edgar H Clark, who has been in Tofty Alaska, for over a year in the prospecting business that the thermometer was 23 degrees below zero on Oct 26, and snow about 8 inches deep. One advantage Alaskans have over us in this: When they want to write a letter and have no paper, they go to a peculiar kind of "Birch tree" and peel the bark upon which they can write letters. It does not differ materially from our common paper. He has written letters home on this papyrus which his parents value as a memento from their Artic Boy.
  Born to Mr and Mrs Edgar Shilingburg, a daughter on Tues. The mother and babe are doing well, and hopes are entertained of Edgar's recovery.


  Misses Myrtle and Katie Umstott, of Westernport, came down Thanksgiving Day, and stayed until Sun with their grandma and other relatives.
  We hear that carpenters will begin work on the D R Bailey's new residence this week. The foundation has been built for some time. He has also piped the water from the mountain to where he is building. He soon will have everything snug and cozy on his new farm.
  Miss Minnie Umstot was home from her school from Thurs until Sun.
  Everyone has read of the great trees in California. S I Urice tells this of a tree cut on his far; He had 1090 ft of boards,a barrel of honey, four loads of wood and a considerable lot of brush, not counting chips and saw dust. Certainly this tree should be compared with a Californian, and if Sol ate even half of the honey he ought to be sweet.
  Miss May Samuels, of Piedmont, has been visiting her sister, Mrs Bessie Umstott, for a while.
  It is very common this fall to see a wild fire raging on the mountain, caused by some careless hunter no doubt.
  Our mail carrier, Mr Umstott, decided not to have turkey for Thanksgiving, but wait until Sun, owing to the fact that he did not get the turkey until the day after Thanksgiving.
  Miss Anne Kathryne Fleek is down at Little Capon with her sister, Mrs Haines, who we learn is critically ill.
  Mrs Wm Reeves returned home Sun from a ten days visit with her mother and other relatives at and near Washington DC.


  Dec 14
  Mrs J E Long and Mrs J H Long spent last Sat in Cumberland.
  Mrs J Humbird Smith, accompanied by Mrs E L Young, of Cumberland, spent the weekend visiting friends in Romney.
  Messrs Sam Tipton and Chas Baker are hauling lumber here for Mr Adam Spencer, of Alaska.
  Mr Henry J Logsdon, signal foreman here, spent Sun in Cumberland.
  Miss Mary Wheeler, of Spring Gap, spent Mon with Miss Willie Lee Smith.
  Mr Henry Hawkins and family are visiting Mr Hawkin's sister, Mrs C T Pyles.
  Mr J H Smith has shipped some fine Berkshire hogs to J A Gross at Frenches W Va.
  Mr Richard Thrush, county superintendent, visited the schools here this week.
  Mr Harmon Wickson, who has had charge of the General Railway's Signal's work here for the past three months, has accepted a position in California and will leave shortly for that place.
  Miss Ethel Chaney, the three children of Mr J M Grimes and Miss Ollie Tipton are ill with whooping cough.


  Piedmont W Va, Dec 8
  Edward Howe and Miss Elsie Coleman were married at the parsonage of the Baptist church, Westernport, by Rev William H Stewart.
  Mr H J Hess has moved his grocery store from the Cross building on Ashfield Street to the Carney Building on Fairview street.
  Lafayette Lodge No 3, Knights of Pythias will hold a meeting tonight to consider the remodeling of their new home, the Davis mansion.
  Misses Flora Emmart and Flora Poland spent Sun in Keyser.
  Mrs Edwards, of Keyser, accompanied by Mr Henry Montgomery and family spent a pleasant Thanksgiving with her daughter, Mrs Grenseback, Westernport.
  Mr Thomas Gocke, who had the misfortune to fall down a flight of stairs in Grafton two or three weeks ago, is getting along nicely and will probably be able to walk in a week or two.


  Miss Minnie Wilbe Swift, our charming young school teacher, has been getting along beautifully with the school this winter, or so everyone supposed until she received the following note from two prominent patrons. Minnie is expecting trouble form now on. As soon as patrons begin interfering with the discipline of a school because of supposed slights to their scions, the dove of peace flys from the ridgepole of the school house and tarrys elsewhere. The note referred to above went on to say
  "Miss Swift: -
  It seems as tho you enjoy making a laffing stock of Arthur for the hole school standing him up on the floor for all the children to Laff at now this is the second time you have done that and make it your last. If he is so filthy dirty send him home and I will tend to him and he wont be a laffing stock ether for you seems to enjoy it.
  Obliged, Mrs Samantha Root."
  The other note while not quite so long goest right to the point and can be easily understood, even by a school teacher.
  "Minnie Swift,
  My girl has bin coming home and saying that Oris Root is all the time picking on her. I do not send my children to be picked on I send them to larn.
 Respectfully, Mrs Cyrus Cloverblossom."
  Miss Laurel Root spent the day at the county seat one day last week. She also spent the night. While there she took in a picture show and saw a perfectly beautiful picture. She said "It was too magnificent for anything." These are very strong words and would no doubt be appreciated by the picture were it capable of appreciating kind words of recommendation.
  John Backlash, a big awkward farm hand from over Fleatown, was over last Sun calling on friends. Come again, John.
  Uncle Hiram Root is just about the same as usual.


  Dec 11, 1912
  Several cases of small pox are reported in Piedmont. One house on Fairview street has been quarantined with several occupants. It is said one of them got out, refused to be taken back and was arrested and lodged in jail at Keyser.
  Miss Grace Frankland visited Keyser yesterday.
  Mr William Seckman is ill at his home on the Vine Street with typhoid fever. The second attack for him this summer.
  Mr Gus Raines, who had his foot badly injured, in the mine some time ago, is able to be out on crutches.
  Mrs James Wilt, who met with a serious fall last Fri evening, is still in a serious condition.
  Master Galtons Gross, who has been ill for several weeks with typhoid fever, was down town for a short time yesterday.



  License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:
  Dec 7 - Bernard Harry Cross and Beulah Wilson, both of Bergal W Va.
  John Davis Turner and May Agnes Cassidy, both of Cumberland Md.
  Gilbert Cloves and Elizabeth C Vansickle, both of Martinsburg Pa.
  Dec 9 - Silas Newton Malcolm and Clara Belle Lewis, both of Higginsville W Va.
  Humbert Duckworth and Grace E Kern, both of Alaska W Va.

  Dec 11 - Wm Peters and Mary Frances Carder, both of Romney W Va.
  Walter G Bower and Dilsie Josephine Foltz, both of Higginsville W Va.


  Walter Albert Finely, son of John and Hattie Finley, of Allegany Grove, and Miss Florence Catherine Mauk, daughter of Orlando and Amanda Mauk, of Springfield W VA, were quietly married at noon today at the parsonage of the Bedford street church by Rev G E Brown.
  The couple left on the 4:30 train east over the B&O for a brief honeymoon and upon their return will reside in Cumberland.
  -Cumb News of 11th.

  Berkeley Springs W VA

  Dec 8 - J Edward Dobbin of Baltimore, and Miss Daisy Gallion, daughter of Justice Gallion, were married at the home of the bride here by Rev E E Neff.

  Charleston, W Va

  Charles V S Thomas and Miss Marguerite Moss Wire, daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert L Wire, were married Wed morning at the home of the bride by Rev John S Alfriend, rector of the Episcopal Church.


  Miss Mary Hite and Bernard Cecil of Cresaptown were married Sun at 10:30 am at the home of the groom's sister, Mrs Harry Chilcoot, by Elder F M Fairchild, of LaVale Md.


  William Nicholas Hubbard of Oxford Md and Miss Florence Moore, daughter of the late Thomas B Moore, of Halltown, Jefferson County, were married Tues at the home of the bride. The ceremony was performed by Rev H M Moffett, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Charlestown. They will reside in Oxford.

  John Howard McKee, of Berkeley county and Miss Jessie Blanche Bitner, daughter of J C Bitner, of Kearneysville, Jefferson county, were married Tues in the Episcopal church here by Rev John S Alfriend.

  Lonaconing -

  Hugh Wilson Moses and Miss Belle May Wilson were married here by Rev Walter B McKinley, pastor of St James Episcopal Church, Westernport.



  In an accident, Sat, Nov 30, 1912, at his sawmill near Schell, W Va, Mr George A Oss suffered fatal injuries followed in a few hours by death. During the few intervening hours between the calamitous occurrence and the end of life he was not only rational but capable of conversing with his family and advising his wife as to the course most practicable for her in future direction of affairs. After full and clear explanations of his secular appertaining, he calmed himself to meet without dread the waiting messenger.
  At noon, Tues, Dec 3, 1912, the remains were brought by relatives, accompanied by friends from several states, for funeral observances conducted in the Methodist Episcopal Church by its pastor, the Rev Mr Havenner. The impressive service reached the people and enlisted (small part of article damaged)..At the conclusion of the church rites the body was conveyed for interment in the cemetery south of town.
  Mr Oss is survived by a widow, four sons and a daughter, none of the children yet grown and by a brother, Mr William Oss of Swanton, Md, with whom, during the major part of his business career, he was associated in the lumber trade.
  The subject of this mention was born near Frostburg, Allegany Co, Md, thirty-eight years from the 15th day of Jan, 1913. In the early days of his boyhood the lines did not fall to him in pleasant places and he had to baffle stubborn *...on the obscure pathway trod to man's estate; to him no schoolroom nor seat of learning was there, and he reached the age of majority with all of those native qualities of mind and aspiration struggling as the sun-rays to penetrate and dispel the morning mist that cloud them. Storms of adversity beating down the average man, brought only refreshing and vitalizing stimulants to the manly courage of George Oss. Once when his business was responding to his strict and judicious supervision, a well stocked lumber yard was totally swept away by fire, and later a sawmill with valuable equipment was devoured in flames; but over the ashes and embers of these losses he would rebuild and further extend his growing trade. From the first receipts coming in answer to his brave struggle he used in liberal part of obtain books for information so sorely hidden from him. It had not been his privilege to attend school a single day in his life and every mental and business possession of his had been quarried from the granite rock of a self-imposed toil. HE procured and read the best works from thoughtful authors on civil and religious subjects and informed himself from the most modern and useful lexicons and encyclopedias to be had. He was a church member of uncompromising religious convictions, like Abraham; marking the origin of the wonderful Jewish race, in the community in which he pitched his tent there his altar was built, and these altars speak for him now when he is gone. contemplating such a life it ceases to be strange that, in the final hour, he could tranquilly counsel loved ones about him, and then happy in the serenity of an abiding faith, bow a submissive head and pass down the shaded river in peace.


  William Lineley Norman departed this life Fri, Dec 6, 1912, near New London Ohio, aged 69 years, 11 months, and 6 days. The funeral sermon was preached at Elk Garden on the Tues following by Rev W W White, assisted by Revs John A Shockey and L C Messick. the deceased was a member of the Eagle, Lodge K of P, of Blain, and the members of that order turned out in a body, also other members of the order in town. Rev Messick spoke for the order. There were some fine floral pieces, furnished by the order and friends. He was a member of the M E Church, South, and was faithful attendant at church service. The body was interred in the Nethken Hill cemetery where his wife and son are buried.
  Mr Norman was born in Durham County, England, and came to this county(?country) at the age of twenty-three. He married Miss Emma MacKenzie, of Beaver Falls, Pa. He came to Elk Garden in 1886 as a coal miner. Later he engaged in merchandising, but with the increasing years the business was gradually taken in hand by the family under the firm name of E M Norman & Co. He leaves a brother, John Norman, of Del Roy, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs Wm Gatt, of Mecca, Indiana. His children that are living are, James and Alonzo Norman, of Elk Garden, and Shaw, respectively, Mrs Jessie Oats, of Elk Garden, Mrs Anna Oats of Gormania, and Mrs Mary Ross, of Providence Rhode Island.
  the circumstances of Mr Norman's death are peculiar. Last July he left for a trip to England. He visited his old home in England and returned to New York, Nov 14,and then went to the home of his son-in-law, Prof J W Ross, Providence Nov 15. He left Providence Dec 5 for Indiana to see his sister. Near New London, Ohio, it appears that he fell from the train, the Big 4, at four o'clock in the morning and was instantly killed. The train was running at full speed, but he was missed, and the trainmen telegraphed back at the next station to other stations for trains to be on the lookout for a man along the track. The body was soon discovered by a passing train which ran to the next station when an engine and car were sent for the body. It was found between the tracks with back of head crushed and face bruised. A coroner took charge of the body and embalmed it and sent a telegram to Alonzo Norman at Shaw, there being papers on the body that identified him. James and Alonzo Norman went at once to new London, and brought the body to Shaw. Just how Mr Norman came to his death is not known. The funeral was largely attended and all his children were in attendance.
  A Friend.


  The 18 months-old son of Mr and Mrs Clarance Borror, of West Piedmont Street, died on Wed, Dec 6, 1912. Funeral services were held at the house on Sun afternoon conducted by Rev Mr Harmmond, of the U B church.


  Mrs William Clise, aged 56 years, widow of former County Commissioner William Clise, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs James Albright, after an illness of many months. She was the daughter of Jacob Winters. Mrs Clise was born near Dan's Rock. She leaves two daughters, Mrs Alex martin and Mrs James Albright. The funeral will take place Sun afternoon from the Winter farm at the old home place. -Cumb News of 7th

  Noah Neat, well known coalminer, is dead at Barton, leaving his wife and large family of children. He was a brother of Joseph Neat of Lonaconing and has a brother at Vale Summitt.

  John Sloanaker, in his 83rd year, died near Cold Stream, Hampshire County, W Va. He left a wife, three sons and seven daughters.

  Mr Shadrack B Fisher, one of the oldest men in West Virginia, died at his home in Great Cacapon, Morgan County, aged 98 years. He attributed his longevity in part to the fact that nothing whatever containing salt had passed his lips in the last ten years. He is survived by his wife, who is 95 years of age and ten out of a family of thirteen children; also three brothers. He was a retired farmer and widely known. R M Fisher, former member of the Legislature from Morgan county, is a son.


  Hagerstown, Md, Nov 29 -
  Mrs Martha H Leiter, aged 78 years, widow of James Freeland Leiter, died tonight. She was an aunt of the late Lady Curzon, of England, her husband having been a brother of the late Levi Zeigler Leiter, of Washington.
  On Oct 1, she celebrated her birthday with a family reunion, at which her seven sisters were present. Three children survive, -Dr Joseph G Leiter, of Brooklyn NY; Dr James William Leiter, and Mrs Martha A Young of Hagerstown. The sisters are Mrs Elizabeth Leiter, of Oakland Cal, Mrs Jane Dayhoff, of Smithsburg; Mrs Anna Stottlemyer of Cavetown; Mrs Rebecca Trout of Burley, Idaho; Mrs Elva Barkdoll, of Hagerstown; Mrs Alice Pascal of Moorefield, W VA and Mrs Georgianna Rosewarn of Topeka Kan. She had not brothers.
  Mrs Leiter, who was born near Clearspring this county, was Miss Lantz before marriage and was a member of the Lutheran Church.


  Frederick S Graichen, for the past 14 years Secretary and Treasurer of the woolen and Cassimer Mills at Martinsburg, W Va, died Thurs Nov 28, aged fifty-one years. He is survived by a widow and four young children. Mr Graichen was the owner of the Palace Bowling Alleys and the Majestic Theatre at Martinsburg. He was also Mason of high rank, being a member of the Templar and Royal Arch degrees in Martinsburg and the Blue Lodge in Providence, Rhode Island. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows. He was a native of Providence, to which place his body will be taken for interment today.


  Washington, Dec 12
  A man not fully identified but believed to have been Rev J H Moore, former pastor of the Presbyterian church at Keyser, was found dead in a lodging house here today. the police belive death resulted form heart disease but are conducting a further investigation.
  The above telegram was received here yesterday morning.
  Mr Moore let here Wed on train No 14 for Washington, arriving there about ten o'clock. On going to his room he complained of not feeling well and about 11:30 o'clock was found dead in his bed. he had not been feeling well for some time, but no one thought there was any reason for alarm.

  Mr Moore was about 64 years of age, and leaves a wife, three daughters and three sons. He was pastor of the Presbyterian church here for about fifteen years until, six years ago, when he resigned. For a time he was pastor of three different churches, but for the past couple of years he had no regular charge and stayed most of the time at the home of his daughter,r Mrs Griffith, his wife being in Baltimore. His children are at different places, all employed, but John, who is in school at Lexington. Mr Griffith went to Washington yesterday morning to look after the remains. The burial will probably take place at the native home of the deceased at Charles Town.


  V P Beyler, B&O brakeman, whose home was at 317 Eight Street, Washington DC, where his widowed mother and two little brothers reside, he being their main support, was instantly killed while coupling on the seventeen mile grade Mon.
  The coupling was pulled out and Beyler was arranging it when the engine backed on him. He would have been 22 years old Wed. He was familiarly known as "Jack" and was a favorite among the railroad men. His body was shipped to Washington.


  While making his first trip to learn the grades, etc, known in railroad parlance as "learning the road", in order that he might accept a position as brakeman, John Daget, of Washington DC, was cut to pieces in the East End of Grafton yards about 10 o'clock Wed morning. Daget had passed the medical examination a few weeks ago, for a position as brakeman, and had just received his relief department book. He had never taken a single trip in the company's service, and had just been given permission to make the first trip over the road to get familiar with the work.


  Montreal, Nov 29
  Justine Masson, who weighed 780 pounds and is said to have been the largest woman in the world died here today.


  Charleston, Nov 30

  After an illness of but a few days, which was not regarded as serious at all, Major J Coleman Alderson, one of the oldest and most highly-respected residents of Southern W Va, passed away at an early hour yesterday morning at his home, 1212 Kanawha street.

  Winchester Va, Dec 2 -

  Nun Place, 82 years old, and Frederick Shirley, 75 years old, who were neighbors near Whiteacre, Frederick County, died yesterday.

  Winchester, Dec 2 -

  Mrs Sarah W Teets, 64 years old, widow of George W Teets, died of tuberculosis yesterday. She leaves two sons and two daughters.

  Martinsburg W Va, Dec 4 -

  Edward Sigler, local manager for the German Brewing Co, and a former engineer of the B&O railroad, died Wed, aged 50 years. He was unmarried.

  Elkins, Dec 2 -

  James Pickens, a wealthy lumberman and founder of the town of Pickers, this county, died suddenly at Hotel Randolph last night. Heart failure was the cause.

  Death of A Colored Clergyman

  Rev M V Turner, who would have been 70 years old New Year's day, is dead at Grafton from pneumonia. He was one of the leading ministers of the colored Baptist church in W Va. He opened up all the work among the colored people along the line of the Western Md Railway in W Va and he established the churches at Elkins.

  Harrisonburg Va -

  Mrs Frances Coffman, 87 years old, widow of Samuel Coffman, died Sat near Rushville.

  Elkins W VA -

  While attempting to rescue a 3-year-old boy who had fallen through the ice on Glady Fork river, Carl Erickson was drowned. The victim was aged 6 years and was the son of Fred Erickson, proprietor of a hotel at Evanwood, where the accident occurred. The smaller boy managed to cling to the ice for seven or eight minutes and was rescued.

  Winchester Va -

  Mrs Charlotte Isler Carter, 81 years old, wife of William H Carter, assistant treasurer of Clarke county, died near Berryville.

 Charlestown, Dec 4 -

  Thomas Elliott, a farmer residing in Charlestown, died Tues, aged 78 years. He was at one time proprietor of the old Watson House, now the Palm Hotel. He was born in Devonshire, England, and came to the US about 30 years ago. He was twice married, and his second wife survives, with five sons and three daughters.


  Mr and Mrs C William Thayer and family, 58 Baltimore Ave, have returned form Rowlesburg, W VA, where they attended the funeral of Mrs Thayer's father, Justice henry Wheeler, on Sun. Justice Wheeler was 86 years of age and was a cousin of the renowned Barbara Frietche's grandmother, Mrs Rinehart, and Barbara Frietche's mother were sisters. Mr Wheeler had many reminiscences of the war heroine and of the family's part in the war of the Revolution.
 Justice Wheeler filled the position of magistrate for 32 years. he served in the Union Army as lieutenant. His wife died two years ago, after their having lived together 65 years. Justice Wheeler was for many years a furniture merchant at Rowlesburg. he was a native of Preston County, Va, now W Va, and was a resident of Rowlesburg for more than 50 years.
  He is survived by eight children, five daughters and three sons: Mrs D W Hardesty, of Grafton; Mrs C W Thayer, of Cumberland; Mrs David Uppie, of Haddonfield, NJ; Mr Edward Wheeler, of San Francisco; S T Wheeler, C W Wheeler and Miss Mollie Wheeler and Mrs H H Shaw, all of Rowlesburg. Cumb News.


  Mrs J M Cather is on the sick list.
  Attorney R A Welch was at Fairmont on business last Sat.
  Wade Lease, of near Alaska, was a visitor to Keyser last Sat.
  Mr and Mrs John Ward have moved from Water street to No 56 C Street.
  Mrs Ira Thomas and children were visitors to Cumberland last Sat.
  Born to Mr and Mrs Isles, Tues, Dec 3, 1912, a daughter.
  Chas Parrish, has moved into Milo Clemm's house on Piedmont street.
  Mr John W Rinehart, of near Alaska, was in town last Sat on business.
  Mrs J C Sanders and Mrs Geo W Bane were in Cumberland Wed shopping.
  Miss Marie Klosterman of Cumberland, is the guest of Miss Katherine Russell.
  Mr and Mrs John T Crawford left Mon morning on a short pleasure trip to Washington.
  Miss Batton, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs Marshall Sayre, has returned to her home in Grafton.
  Adam Amtower, who has been visiting at Blaine and other points, returned home first of the week.
  Born Dec 4th, to Mr and Mrs Willis Smith, of Abram's Ridge Orchard, a fine ten-pound daughter.
  Mrs Jennie Shafferman and daughter, Miss Lottie, paid South Cumberland friends a visit first of the week.
  Misses Lou Murphy, Ada Wagoner and Emma Carr were among the visitors to Cumberland last Sat.
  Mrs Kalbaugh returned to her home in Westernnport Sat from a visit to the homes of her daughters, Mrs I H Offner and Mrs W A Liller.
  Miss Sallie Chambers, of Moorefield, who has been at Martinsburg for some time, with the family of S W Walker, returned home last Sat./
  A W Cornell and wife of Moorefield, spent last Sat night with Mr and Mrs E B Cornell. Mr and Mrs Cornell were on their way to Bellevue, Ohio to make their home.
  Agent J Z Terrell of US Express Co here, says that the poultry shipments from this point for Thanksgiving were very light as compared to other years.
  contractor H G Steorts is putting a new floor in the Preparatory School gymnasium. It will be of polished oak boards, the under side and joists to be creosoted.
  Mr A R Ganoe, of Keyser, has been here for several days. He is in temporary charge of the engine at the depot while recovering from an injured ankle. -Berkeley Spring Messenger of 6th.
  Clayton Hilghman, who underwent an operation at the W Md Hospital at Cumberland, last week, was able to return home latter part of last week. His mother, who was there with him. accompanied him home.
  Rev A O Price goes to Blaine today to assist in the installation of Rev Mr Leeper as pastor of the Presbyterian churches at Gormania, Bayard and Blaine. The installation will take place next Sun morning.
  Mr and Mrs F Brooke Whiting, have returned from their bridal trip to NY and other points. They will remain with Mr Whiting's sister, Mrs Anna Whiting Stubblefield, Prospect Square, until their apartments are ready for occupancy. -Cumb News of 7th.
  Miss Alma Grayson of Antioch, and Mr J W Grayson of Kansas, returned Wed from near Cumberland, where they spent a couple of days with Mr And Mrs Jeff Grayson. Mrs Grayson was up a day or so latter part of last week and they accompanied her home. Mr Grayson left yesterday for his home at Pretty Prairie Kansas.
  D Reilly Shull of Keyser, was a business visitor to this city on Sat.
 The Misses Wirgman of Romney were shopping here Sat.
  John Gulland, of Elkins and George W Wilson of Wildell, attended the Shriners meeting on Sat. -Cumb News of 9th.
  Beryl W Va, Dec 8 - Walter Law of Beryl W Va, and Miss Bessie Greenhorn, of Barton, were married at the home of the bride by Rev Dr William E Bird,pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, Midland. The attendants were A F Foley of Beryl, and Miss Dorothy Creighton of Lonaconing.
  Blame for the Western Md Railway wreck at Pen-Mar Fri morning, in which five persons were killed, was attributed in the verdict of a coroner's jury at Waynesboro to negligence on the part of Train Dispatcher Fleigh and Conductors Butts and Fauver.
  E B Reynolds went to Wheeling Mon on business.
  Miss Nan Hosack was a visitor to Cumberland Wed.
  Wm Oss of Swanton, was in town Wed on business.
  James, little son of Mr and Mrs Taylor Morrison, has diphtheria.
  J W Wagoner, who has been very ill for a couple of weeks, is improving.
  Miss Kate Laffey, of Franklin, Md, is visiting her sister, Mrs Thos Melody.
  Miss Helen Thrasher, of Deer Park, spent last Sat with friends here.
  Mr Willis Rickey and son Willis were visitors to Cumberland Mon.
  Mrs Ira Matlick and Miss Nell Crabtree spent Wed in Cumberland.
  Howard Michael, of Oakland, was in town Mon shaking hands with old friends.
  R M Workman, one of Keyser's popular butchers, is ill at his home on Mozelle Street.
  Prof J W Stayman went to Charleston last Sat on business, returning Mon.
  Miss Sue Johnson, of near Rees Mill, came over Wed on a short visit to relatives.
  Frank Giffin is treating his home to a coat of new paint. Kephart Bros are doing the work.
  Mrs Marshall Harness of Petersburg, came down Wed on a short visit to relatives and friends.
  Mr Hilleary Dawson one of the substantial citizens down about Dawson, is reported very ill at his home.
  Miss Arvella Bazzle is on the sick list. Miss Myrtle Stewart has been filling her place in Wolford's store.
  Miss Mary Murphy, of Blaine, spent last Sun with her mother, who is a patient at the Hoffman Hospital.
  Sen W C Grimes and bride arrived home last Sun on train 55, and for the present are making their home on Willow Ave.
  Miss Minnie Hennen, returned to her home at Deer Park, last Sat after spending some time with her sister, Miss Belle, at Romney.
  Mrs W R Davis, went to Martinsburg yesterday to see her new niece, the new daughter of Mr and Mrs Dorsey Atkins, who arrived a week or so ago.
  Jesse Floyd, Cam Arbogast's right hand man, has been on the sick list this week. He was down town yesterday, but is still feeling pretty bad.
  Miss Minola Hatch, teacher of elocution at the Prep school, gave a recital at Bayard last Sat evening under the auspices of the M E church at that place.
  Paul J Davis, clerk in the First National Bank is serving a few days as cashier of the First National Bank of Gormania during the vacation of its cashier, Jesse Sharpless.
  Floyd Whip, who works in the B&O store keeper's dept, was severely injured while at work in the yards Sat morning. He was taken to the Hoffman Hospital.
  Miss Sadie Stimmell, who has been in Washington for some time, came up yesterday, and will probably spent some time with relatives at Burlington. She has quit business in Washington.
  Rev Mr Neel and wife of Burlington accompanied by Mrs D W Eagle, of New Creek, made an automobile trip to Martinsburg last Fri week and spent the day with friends.
  Attorneys Wm MacDonald and F C Reynolds were at Martinsburg Tues before Judge Dayton's court arranging for the appeal of the Thrush breach of promise case to the US Circuit Court.
  Mrs C W Broome went to Grafton yesterday to spend a couple of weeks.
  Miss Helene Sloan of Burlington, returned home Mon from her trip to Washington.
  Mrs Mary Lambert was called to Newburg Wed by the death of her mother-in-law.
  Mr and Mrs J T Crawford returned from their pleasant visit to Washington Tues.
  Mrs Wm Martin and son Willie left yesterday for Ft Meyer Va, on a visit to relatives.


  L E Morna has bought himself a new automobile.
  Miss Elizabeth MacDonald is at Franklin nursing a case.
  Mrs Luella Johnson entertained the Calendar Coterie yesterday afternoon.
  The New Era Circle met Wed afternoon at the home of Miss Lou Murphy.
  T B Doman, who is running an up-to-date mill at Mt Lake Park, was in town yesterday on business.
  Mrs S N Moore returned home last Sat from an extended visit to her old home at Kalamazoo Michigan.
  C W Shelly has bought himself a handsome automobile. He and son Irving went down to Cumberland Tues and brought it home.
  Wed morning, Harry Nicholas, a machine man at the Richardson Furniture factory, had the misfortune to have the thumb on his right hand cut off in a machine.
  C L Kibler, a third division brakeman, was pretty badly hurt last Fri at Rowlesburg. He had three ribs fractured and was otherwise injured. He is now at hoe here and is doing very well.
  Frank Davy, uncle of N J and Col w E Crooks, who spent the past six months, here and at the place of his childhood, which was then Va, has gone back to his home at Washington C H, Ohio.
  Mr J W Grayson of Kansas, who left for home yesterday, received a telegram yesterday morning stating that his nephew, J A Patton, a merchant at Wichita Kansas, had been shot and killed. He had no further particulars.
  Mr and Mrs A J Boor, who have been the guests of Mr and Mrs Gustavius Warfield, returned Mon afternoon to their home in Keyser. -Elkins Inter Mt of 10th.
  E A Stotler, proprietor of the restaurant on Mineral St of the past three years, is looking for a new location. The man from whom he rents has given him notice to move out by Dec 16, as he wants the room for other use.
  S R Hott, who is in charge of the mill at Burlington writes that he now has the mill in fine running order and is doing good work, and will be glad to have those needing work in that line to give him a trial.
  P M Dayton president of the Mineral County Horticultural society, has appointed D A Arnold, H H Huffman, O A Hood, T T Huffman and Chas J Alkire to represent Mineral County at a meeting of the Eastern Fruit Growers Association a federation of local Horticultural societies of W VA, Md, Pa, and Delaware, which will hold their next meeting at the Hotel Raleigh in Washington DC, on Dec 17th.


  A bold attempt on the part of several prisoners confined in the jail to escape was frustrated by the wisdom of Sheriff L O Davis and Jailer Ed Rogers. On Sat their suspicions were aroused by the unusual hilarity, harp playing and singing participated in by the prisoners, Frank Weir, charged with robbery; Wm Thompson, charged with larceny; Frank Najolita, charged with extortion and Nathan Davis, indicted for a misdemeanor and all awaiting trial. Mr Davis and the bailer kept secret watch until after midnight Sat but found out nothing. Sun morning, Mrs Rogers, the jailer's wife, heard a suspicious noise. The sheriff and jailer hustled the prisoners up stairs and upon searching the cells found six hacksaws and two razors.


  Rev Thomas E Gallagher, pastor of the St Peter's Catholic church, Westernport, was suddenly attacked by illness while saying mass Sun and was unable to continue the service. Rev John Flood, the assistant pastor, announced the illness of Father Gallagher and the congregation was dismissed. Father Gallagher is in an improved condition.


  Mrs Hester A Hartman celebrated her 85th birthday on Dec 9, 1912, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Harry J Weller, on E St, Keyser W Va. Five of her six children that are living were present, besides a few of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  Those of her children who were present were Dennis Hartman, Purgittsville; James A Hartman, Junction; Mrs Chas H Biser, Burlington; Mrs Harry J Weller and O R Hartman, of Keyser.
  All took part in preparing a delicious dinner, which was greatly enjoyed by all present. After spending the day and all wishing her many more birthdays,they returned to their homes leaving their aged mother, feeling happy that she had been spared to spend another birthday with her children.
  She also received several beautiful presents.
  Her oldest son, David C Hartman, who is now 67 years old, could not be present on account of bad health.


  A Democratic convention was held at the skating rink Wed and the following ticked named:
  For Mayor, H G Wilson; for recorder, I H Offner; for councilmen, Dr Richard Gerstell, Jacob Avers, C E Dayton, Pat Naughton and L C McDonald.


  Ben Hartman, Arthur Hartman, B Sponcellor, Robert Beller and Ed Corbin put in last Fri night making a big raccoon catch. They got three ringtails that weighed 24 pounds each. They were fat and fine animals that had been scampering around the Stony Run region.


  "Angie" Hardy, who was captured by Chief of Police Harry Irvine on Thanksgiving morning while coming to Cumberland on a car from Frostburg, on the charge of being implicated with his brother in the attempted hold-up of Lee Inskeep, near Romney W Va, is suspected of being also the man who held up Arthur Pegler as he was leaving the gates of the Pennsylvania railroad shops in Columbus Ohio, on the night of Nov 5.
  L A Amarine, chief of police of the Pa lines, West Columbus, has gone to Romney for the purpose of interviewing the prisoner in hopes of connecting his with the case.
  Hardy and his brother, French, who was killed in the Inskeep hold-up, were employed in the same shops with Pegler, but left there on the day of the hold-up. It is said that his description tallies with that of the Negro described by Pegler as his assailant. Pegler resisted and was shot, but his wound did not prove fatal.


  Report of the second month beginning the 28th day of October and ending Nov 22.
  Boys enrolled, 10; girls 14, total 24.
  Average daily attendance, boys 7; girls 10; total 17.
  Percent of daily attendance, boys, 953; girls 86, average 89.
  Pupils present every day - Elwood Simmons, Raymond McNemar, Richard McNemar, Henry Parish, Ray Devault, May Purdy, Ruth Parish, Lena Kepharte, Ruth Kepharte, Helen Fisher, Caroline Simmons.
  Frances Dickel, Teacher.


  F C Rollman, who is working to establish a home for orphan children in this sections, writes as follows:
  We are now soliciting pledges from the good people for the establishing of a home for the proper care and training of the orphan and friendless child. Elk District, our home, has nobly responded and pledges the following amounts:

  A friend, G S K, $2000; B J Faller $6; H H Harrison, $25; G R Branner, $10; I E Oates, $10; Mrs Amy Dixon, $6; Thos and Hannah Ashby, $100; C L Bane, $10; Mr and Mrs R M Dean, $10; A Red Man, $10; Rev Fred Puffenbarger, $10; W P Plaster, $10; Mrs Jennie Norman, $10; W W Rogers, $15; R A Smith, $25; Mr and Mrs J P Arnold, $35; V T Pritchard, $5; C E Shillingburg, $20; D W Idleman, $5; Robert Dayton, $10; Jos Fout, $10; I H Bane, $10; J Tice, $5; E, $5; Heenan Wilson, $5; H P Difong, $5; Dr Hugh Strachan, $25; F P Wiseman, $10; Morgan Bane, $10; R V Hanlin, $10; J H Shepard, $5; H, $5; S R Taylor, $5; Rev W W White and wife, $5; Sixty Coal Miners @ $1, $60; C E Hott, $2; C, $5; Mrs Hattie Gordon, $1; Mr and Mrs John Dixon, $5; Elk Garden School Teachers, $5; James H Roderick, $10; Nat Kitzmiller, $10; Burke Randalls, $10. Total pledges, $2560.


  A convention was held at the skating rink Tues night called the Citizens' Convention, and nominated a municipal ticket to be voted on Jan 2, 1912. J Z Terrell was chairman and Oscar Cosner secretary of the convention. The present town officers were nominated for re-election as follows:
  For Mayor, F H Babb; recorder, H L Arnold; councilmen, J H Markwood, A J Keenan, A J boor, H G Steorts, S N Moore.


  Assessor A H Metcalf, while loading ties upon his wagon Sat morning at the home place, Ridgeville, had the misfortune to let a tie fall upon one foot, badly crushing the toes and causing a painful injury. MR H L Welch accompanied Mr Metcalf to town, where he received necessary medical attention.


  Clay Barthelow of Chaneysville, was accidently shot by C C Sparks last Sat while they were making a "drive" on Tussey's Mountain. Sparks shot at a pheasant and hit Barthelow, who happened to be on the line. Several shot struck Mr Barthelow, but only one caused trouble. It struck him on the left jaw, inflicting a slight wound.

  Charlestown, W Va -

  A handsome monument erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy in Edge Hill Cemetery to the memory of the late Rev Dr A C Hopkins, a former pastor of the Presbyterian Church here, was unveiled Wed by his grandson, Abner C Hopkins, Jr, son of Rev A C Hopkins, Buena Vista Va.


  A return dance was given by the young men in the Bachelor's club Hall on Tues evening from 8:30 to 1:30. Elaborate arrangements were made for the occasion. Isle's Orchestra furnished the music, and it proved to be a highly enjoyable affair. Covers were laid for 118 persons. The patronesses were: Mrs W E Woolf, Mrs E A Russell, Mrs J T Carskadon, Mrs F H Babb, Mrs J Z Terrell.
  Among those present were Mr and Mrs Millholland, Mr and Mrs Bashore, Mr and Mrs D Riley Shull, Mrs Morris, Misses Ellen Fox, Edith McMakin, Elizabeth and Florence Hamill, Constance Gordon, Virginia Wright, Mary Vossler, Marie and Laura Crooks, Eva Moore, Hallie Clemson, Leazelle Snider, Frankie Simmons, Elizabeth and Elsie Hoffman, Ola Brown, Mr and Mrs Rex Offutt, Sadie Paris, Mary High, Nancy Lauck, Miss Warner, Miss Jones, Misses Powell, Elizabeth Woolf, Georgia Shelly, Vivian Wright, Miss Blair of West Union, Hazel Greenwade, Helen Vossler; Messrs Filmore Harwood, Roy Warner, George and John Carskadon, Richard Stimmell of Burlington; H H Stover, Edward Ravenscroft, Louie Long, Fred Mills, Raymond Lowery, Clatius Shaffenaker, Cladius Terrell, George Blair, Loren High, Jr, Glenn Workman, Marshall Carrier, Pope Jordan, Prof Van Dyke, Donald Davis, Bernard Markwood, George Blair, L F Sawyer, Dr Cowherd of Cumberland; John Nordeck of West hardy, James Highman of Cumberland; William Morgan, Frank Dixon of Piedmont, Mr Muldoon of Piedmont, Mr Fowler, Lloyd and Paul Douglas, Bernard Crooks, Charley Neville, Huntley Hoffman, Arnold Vandiver of Burlington.


  Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice at Keyser W Va, week ending Dec 5, 1912.
  Miss Pearl Bosley, Mrs Elizabeth Liller, Miss Nellie Loretto, Mrs Belle O'Brian, Mrs Jas Ryan, Mrs Cappy Riley, Louella Sheldon, American Coal Co, Walter Brown, Carl Cameron, Jno Corner, Chairman Saloon Men's Ass, Eddie Corrick, Jas B Dixon, Seymour Hills, David E Hopkins, G L Heinses, C A Kessel, Jno Lambert, J W McDonald, Job E McDonald, J O'Hanley, Sid Patton, Master Gordon Payne, Ernest Riley, Geo W Stephens, T E Shoemaker, Wm L Strickland, Frank Steward, H C Thorn, Ralph Thomas.
  Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice at Keyser W Va, week ending Dec 12, 1912.
  Miss Vickie Callans, Mrs Mary Hartman, Alven Chaney, N O Davis, J H Grady, W B Hines, Tom King, Jno Lambert, E B Miller, Wm Waggs, R M Wilson.


  The Elk District Teachers' Institute was held at Elk Garden, Sat Dec 7.
  Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev L C Messick of the U B church.
  Dist Supt D C Arnold was chairman of the meeting and Miss Mary Mason secretary. The chairman introduced Supt R W Thrush, who assigned a number of Round Table topics, and then introduced State Supervisor of rural schools, L J Hanifan.
  In the afternoon the Round Table Topics were discussed. Rev L C Messick spoke entertainingly on "The teacher's pet." Clarence D Umstot spoke on Teaching children to think." Discussion followed. Principal Willie Cooper talked on "Medical inspection in schools," and "Teaching the new arithmetic," bringing out some good points.
  Miss Ella May Johnson very pointedly discussed the treatment of "Dull, lazy, stubborn, bright and nervous pupils. Supt Hanifan spoke on the "Montessori System of Teaching."
  The child labor law was discussed by several.
  A number of pupils from different schools were present, also some school patrons. The teachers were pleased to meet Supt Hanifan, whose timely suggestions were well received. Miss Maude Sallaz was organist. The instructors and teachers present were, Supts L J Hanifan and R W Thrush, Misses Geneviene Kearney, Florence Kinkead, Maude Sallaz, Birdie Kotz, Elsie Wagoner, Ella Johnson, Nellie Smith, Anna Fleming, Nina Knabenshue, Mamie White, Mary Mason, Messrs Talmage Smith, F C Yeager, A B Keller, Willie Cooper, H C Duke, Clarance Umstot, D C Arnold.
  Mary Mason, Sec.


  Lost on Wed night, Dec 11th, either on Main St or close thereto, a silk fob without safety chain having a heavy carved seal with dark stone base. The great value attached to this is because of its being a gift. The finder will be rewarded by the owner, the undersigned. Harry G Fisher.


  Master Richard Lowndes, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Lloyd Lowndes of "Blooming Field", Rawlings Md, stepped upon a needle which deeply penetrated his foot, firmly imbedding itself in the muscular and osseous tissues. Dr E B Claybrooke, assisted by Dr J E Legge, removed the needle yesterday afternoon, it being necessary to administer an anaesthetic.

  J S Gamble, Moorefield W VA