Friday, June 13, 1913


Monday morning there was a frost and ice. Some fine potato patches show nothing but black potato vines. Beans and tomatoes suffered. Some gardens were almost totally destroyed.

MARRIED, June 5, 1913, at Elk Garden, W Va, by Rev W W White, Henry Rhodes and Miss Laura Paugh.

Miss Edith Michaels and two daughters, of Keyser, are visiting the family of Mr John Laughney this week. Mr Michaels lived in Arkansas and his house and household goods were burned this spring.

Mrs Hannah Ashby, wife and Mr Thomas W Ashby , fell last Sunday and dislocated her right shoulder. Dr P S Keim set the injured arm and the patient is doing well.

Last Saturday morning Mr Miller was hurt in the Wabash mines at Blaine. A large rock fell from the roof of the mine and glanced down his back. His injuries are not dangerous but he is considerably used up. He is one of our oldest miners.

Supt. H H Harrison is at Wheeling this week working his way up to 32nd degree of Masonry.

Our smallpox patient is out, married and off on his bridal tour, Mr Henry Rhodes. The quarantine is listed and there are no new cases.

There will be an all day meeting at the old picnic ground at Elk Garden the last Sunday in June. This will be a union meeting. The program will be given next week.

We trust that the newspaper correspondents in this and other counties remembered Uncle John's birthday and sent him pleasing greetings.


Mr R Ruckman, of Phillipi, was in this vicinity last week buying lambs and wool. He is paying 21c per pound for wool and 5 ½ c per pound for lambs.

Mrs Lucy Pulliam and little boy, Dick, returned to Keyser last week.

Mr J J Idleman, of Mt Storm, one of the able correspondents of the Tribune, was calling on friends here last Monday.

Miss Geneva Carnell returned to her home at Claysville Tuesday. She was the guest of Mrs Henry Kitzmiller the past week.

Mr Henry L Duling, of Gorman, visited her mother, Mrs Minnie Duling last Sunday.

Miss Vera Peters, of Emoryville, was the guest of Miss Stella Shillingburg last week.

Mr Harry Rollman, of Elk Garden, was on a pleasant drive here last Sunday.

Mr David A Arnold, of Ridgeville, came out to his mountain farm, Highland Croft, with a nice drove of cows and calves Tuesday.

Mr James Bosely, of Smoky Hollow, was the guest of friends here last Sunday.

Frost killed much of the garden vegetables here this morning, Tuesday. In some places in the mercury registered as low as 26 degrees.

Sheep shearing is now in progress, and the wool is light.

An interesting game of baseball was played last Saturday on the diamond at Laurel Dale, between Emoryville Stars and the True Blues of Laurel Dale. The score was 6 to 5 in favor of the Stars. The lineup of the Stars was as follows:

Robt. Taylor, catcher, Howard Simmons, p; R H Anderson, Sr, 1st base; Albert Ervin, 2nd base; R H Anderson, Jr, 3rd base; Chas Enos, short stop; Wilson Junkins, left field; Harper Sollars, center field; Oris Junkins, right field.

True Blues:

Derb Liller, catcher; Thos. Brown, pitcher; Mr Sollars, 1st base; Wallace Brown, 2nd base; Geo McNeill, 3rd base; Mr Ebert, short stop; Wm Liller, left field; Lee Kuh, Center field; Elmer Hilkey, right field.

The decisive game will be played in the near future on the Emoryville diamond. We predict an interesting and hotly contested game the next time.


"If at first you don't succeed,
Try, try again"

Misses Sarah and Fannie Burgess, of Laurel Dale, and Harry Feaster, of Maysville, visited friends here over Sunday.

Misses Grace and Zennie Duling visited at George Burgess' last Saturday.

Mr Lewis W Duling has accepted a clerkship at Henry, Success to you, Lewis.



A heavy frost here this morning, Tuesday, did lots of damage. The mercury ranged from 25 to 33 degrees at different places in the neighborhood. In some places, all the garden plants, corn and potatoes, were killed, in other places it was less severe.

Mr James Roderick of Highland Croft, and his son William, were here last week repairing the telephone line. They also put up some new lines in order to connect with the switch which was recently removed to M M Endlers. The people on the Schell telephone line, as well as others who are interested, are certainly indebted to Mr Roderick for the interest he takes. Ever since the line was built he has kept it up, in some instances cutting trees off the line almost at the door of other boxholders.

"Uncle John" was just a little mistaken when he said the switch had to be changed all because a girl wanted to be married. The cause for the change was that the farm in which the people who kept the switch lived changed hands. Miss Nellie Endler is now the "Hello Girl." She is commended for her efficient service.

A continuos lawsuit in which the state of W Va is plaintiff and John M Hanlin is defendant, has been in progress at irregular intervals before Squire Michael at Greenland, for several weeks. The state claims that children from 8 to 15 years old should be in school, when school is in session. Mr Hanlin has 5 children of the age and does not believe in sending them to school. Mr George L Simmons is agent for the state, acting in the capacity of truant officer. Every week or two, Mr Hanlin is brought before the squire to show cause he fails to comply with the law. He sets up various pleas, reasons, or excuses. Sometimes he gains and sometimes he loses, but when the case goes against him he takes an appeal to court, so its likely to keep rolling for quite a long time and perhaps the strength of the constitution will be tested ere the thing is ended.

Mrs J H Schaeffer was at Oak Grove several days last week attending the meeting.

Mrs Sophia C Idleman, returned yesterday from a two weeks visit to her daughter, Mrs R L Neville at Kerney. Mrs Neville accompanied her home and will visit here for a few days.



June 11---Cool weather and frost seem to be in evidence, and vegetation is very much hindered in growth, as a result.

Jeff Grove was here yesterday in the interest of his cattle on the Alleghany farm. He is also buying some calves at a handsome price.

Bance Aronhalt has moved to the Fisher house here, and we welcome him in our town.

Sheep shearing still goes on here owing to the cool wet weather.

We understand that J R Schaeffer, of Gormania, has purchased a central lot in that town and will erect a three story building thereon, which will contain a department store, barber shop, meat market, ice cream parlor, jewelry shop, etc, and will be up to date and in modern equipment.

A V Parker, of Romney, was here on business a few days last week.



Mrs Harry Wells and children, of Keyser, are visiting Mrs W A Shannon.

The missionary rally at the Methodist church Sunday morning was attended by a large gathering of folks. The children acquitted themselves beautifully and $140 was raised towards conference collections.

Miss Gatha Ring, of Cumberland, is spending the week with Miss Nannie Blue

Mrs George Cheshire, who has been for some time with relatives here, has gone to Cumberland where her husband has been transferred by the B&O from Belington.

Miss Mary Sparks returned Wednesday from Danville Va, where she attended R M I the past year.

Robert Guthrie arrived Saturday from Davidson NC.

Dan Suter and family, of Keyser, spent Sunday at H S Roaches'

Joe French and his sister, Mrs Brill, were quite sick a part of last week.

Little Katherine Shannon has the measles.

Friends and relatives of Mrs M G Coplen, celebrated her wedding anniversary Tuesday by giving her a surprise party.

Joe Sparks has gone to Cumberland to work for the B&O.



  A M Inskeep, died at his home at Moorefield, W Va, Thursday night after a short illness. He was 79 years old and for many years had been president of the South Branch Valley Bank, of Moorefield.



  We are very sorry to note the death of Mrs Likens. She was the wife of W A Likens, a well known and well respected man of Mineral County, and was a daughter of the late Joseph B Barnhizer, a prominent Mineral County farmer. Mrs Likens was born at Morgantown, April 18, 1857,and was 56 years, and 1 month old. He had been ill with dropsy for the past two years, until May 23, 1913, at 4:30pm, when God released her from her pain, and then she went to rest with Him. She is survived by her husband and three children, Mrs Sidney C Morris, of Chapmans Run, Bedford County, Pa; and John T and L L Likens, both at home."
  Mrs Likens was noted for her kindness and will be greatly missed by her neighbors as well as by her family. Her funeral was largely attended. The family has our sympathy in their bereavement.---By a Friend.

Oh! Call our mother back to us,
We cannot stay alone;
The summer comes with flowers and bees-
Where has our mother gone?

The yellowish clouds are glancing bright
Across the sunbeam's track
Oh, how we only could but call
Our mother back.

The flowers run wild-the flowers we sowed
Around the garden tree;
The vines are dropping with its load-
Oh, call her back to us.

And she left her boys and flowers
Yes, we must call in vain
And through the long, long summer hours
She will not come again.

And by the brook and in the shade,
Our wanderings now are over
Oh, while our mother with us prayed
How could we love her more?

She will not hear our voices
She cannot come to see
The face, that once, like springtime smiled
On earth no more we see.

A rose's brief, bright life of joy,
Such unto her was given,
And now we must stay alone
For our mother is in heaven.
---Written by her boys.



  Little Robert Burnap, the 7 year old son of Virgil A and Linda Fout, died at 7:30 o'clock, June 1, 1913, at his home near Purgittsville. The cause of his death, though under the care of skillful local doctors and eminent physicians of Washington DC, could not be ascertained until after the Great Physician took him as his own. An examination by Dr's Wright and Babb revealed the cause to have been the improper work of the gull ducts, and no medical aid could have saved him.
  The sudden departure of the little jewel was a crushing blow to his parents and all that were near to him, and the weight of sorrow with which they are burdened, our Heavenly Father and time can only alleviate.
  The great love for the child was manifested by the beautiful floral tributes from those who knew him.
  Rev Geo Burgess, assisted by Rev Yost conducted the funeral services at 2:30 o'clock, June 2, after which the little body was laid to rest in the home burial ground.



  Andrew M Cackley was born in Pocahontas County, W Va, May 28, 1849, and died in Roanoke, Va, April 28, 1913.
  When he was a lad his father moved to Greenbrier county, W Va, and there he grew to manhood. He was converted at an early age and so clear was his conversion that people who were present said that he would be a preacher. Not long after that happy event God called him into ministry. He was license to preach by the late Rev W G Coe, then presiding elder of the Lewisburg District. He united with the Baltimore Conference in the year 1875.
  He was happily married to Miss Annie Moomau, of Petersburg W Va, who proceeded him to the heavenly home in the year 1901. Dr Cackley was one of the clearest expounders of the distinctive doctrines of Methodism the Conference has ever had. His own faith was so clear and the evidence of his own acceptance so unmistakable that he could but preach to others the eternal verities of his own experience. We have had greater preachers, but I am sure no one has ever more clearly illustrated in his life the doctrines he preached to others, or lived a more self sacrificing life, for the sake of the things he preached, than he.
  His long devotion and gentleness towards his invalid wife, his quiet serene peace; his kindly face and courtly manners of the Christian gentleman he was made for him a place in the hearts in those who knew him best that few could ever fill. Many hearts have been made happier and brighter because he lived and many wandering souls have found the face of the King because he preached the Gospel of the Christ.
  He was a sufferer for many years with what he thought was stomach trouble, but not until after his return from the late conference that he was slowly being eaten up by a malignant cancer. He soon got his earthly house in order and made preparations for his going. He gave minute directions concerning his funeral and then calmly waited, counting the slowly passing days before his Father came to take him to the home he longed to enter.
  His abiding faith and only hope for salvation was in the atonement of his Lord in which he trusted implicitly. As his hours sped by his Lord came nearer and nearer to him. Often upon his lips were the words of the hymn of which he was very fond, "My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less Than Jesus' Blood And Righteousness." Like his Lord, he suffered awful pains of the dread disease without taking an opiate of any kind. He desired to die possessed of all his reasoning faculties. The end came while surrounded by his brethren of the ministry whom he loved, and the members of his household.
  Brief services was held at the parsonage in Roanoke and his remains taken to Falls Church, Va., where he desired to be buried by the sleeping dust of his wife and child.
  At the home in Roanoke, the services were conducted by Rev G D White, presiding elder, assisted by Rev's J Howard Wells and S T Senter, in the presence of the other ministers of the town and a large company of sorrowing friends. At Falls Church, his friend and former presiding elder, Rev W H Woolf, conducted the service, assisted by Rev's W D Keene, J H Dulaney, B F Ball, H L Hout, J H Schooly, D H Kern.---Baltimore Southern Methodist



We take this method of extending our sincere thanks to those who have helped us during the illness and death of my beloved wife, Mary E Likens, as well as to Dr J O Lantz for his services and kindness. It is impossible to convey the complete measure of my gratitude in words. Wm. A. Likens


  At an early hour Tuesday morning, Mary Margaret Haskins, aged 11 years, died at the home of Mr and Mrs I D Taylor, of Reese's Mill. She had been a great sufferer for several weeks of tuberculosis but was conscious to the last, talking to those around her bedside, telling them that "It is growing dark outside and I am nearly gone."
  During her illness she was baptized in the Methodist faith and requested that they bury her at Centenary Church, where she had been a diligent scholar in the Sunday School and was much devoted to her class.
  Mary was taken from the Fairmont home by Mr and Mrs Taylor about three years ago, she was a child of a kind and loving disposition and in this short time has made many warm friends in the community where she will be greatly missed, as well as the home.
  It was known for some time that recovery was impossible, but all that medical skill and loving hands could do was done to relieve her suffering. The funeral services was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev G W Yost, of New Creek, assisted by Rev. Wilson of Springfield. The choir who sang was composed of Misses Lillian and Harriet Rogers, Lena Dawson, Bessie Warnick, and Isaac Umstot and Earl Rogers with Miss Mabelle Armstrong as organist. A large concourse of friends were in attendance and the floral offerings were many and beautiful. Interment was made in the Centenary Cemetery.


  While at work in Washington Mine No 5, Piedmont and Georges Creek Coal Co, at Franklin, Tuesday morning about ten o'clock, John Darr, aged 18 years, of Westernport, was instantly killed and Raymond Wilson, aged 25 years, was probably fatally injured by a fall of a roof rock. The men were employed as coal miners and were working together when without warning a large section of the roof came down pinioning them to the bottom. Fellow workmen succeeded after a time in removing the debris and found that Darr had been killed outright and Wilson seriously injured.

  Wilson's home is near Moorefield, W Va, while Darr resided with his parents in Westernport. Both are unmarried. It was necessary to use a railroad jack to lift the rock, weighing several tons, which held down the men. The men were working in a room. The accident happened directly in front of State Mine Inspector William Walters, who took charge of the rescue.



  Mr W W Hennen, formerly of Keyser, died at his home in Deer Park, Md, Saturday, after several weeks of suffering. Some time ago he was taken to the hospital at Fairmont, but an operation was deemed unwise and he was brought back to his home in Deer Park, where he gradually grew worse. Mr Hennen was 63 years of age. He was Mayor of his hometown and had been in the employ of the B&O RR Co, for over 42 years. He is a brother in law of Judge F M Reynolds, and has many relatives and friends here. Besides his widow, two sons and three daughters survive.
  The following relatives and friends from Keyser attended the funeral at Deer Park Monday: Judge and Mrs F M Reynolds, Mr and Mrs F C Reynolds, Mrs Kinsey, E B Reynolds, Mr and Mrs J H Markwood, Mr and Mrs Harry Markwood, Mayor F H Babb, Mrs Sadie Davis and Mrs C S Hoffman, Mr Obed Babb of Martin and Mrs J C Webb, of Altoona, Pa.


Lonaconing Md

  The home of Silas Crowe, at a lonely spot on Savage Mountain, about five miles from here, was the scene of a mysterious shooting that is baffling the efforts of the coroner's jury endeavoring to the place the blame for the death of Mr Crowe's daughter, Bessie, aged 16 years.
  Tuesday afternoon about three o'clock the elder members of the Crowe family went away from home to return when summoned by neighbors and find the lifeless body of the child who has come to her death from the effects of a gunshot wound in the back of the head. The charge had entered just back of her left ear, tearing the back of her head off.
  There was no eye witnesses in the shooting, and the story told by a brother and a sister of the dead girl is doubted by the jury on the case. The brother, which is several years older than the dead girl, and a sister, several years younger, state that they were on the outside of the house and upon hearing a shot ran to find their sister with the gun in her hand lying on the floor. This story was once disqualified by the jury impaneled the Justice of the Peace, George Brown, acting coroner, where they had examined the body of the dead girl and failed to find any burns or powder marks.
  At a late hour Wednesday no solution of the mystery had been reached. The brother and sister are both being held as witnesses.



In Washington, at 4 o'clock, Tuesday, Mrs Catherine A Rouse and Mr Charles G Watson, of Frostburg, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony. Rev Charles M Bart, Pastor of St Theresa's Catholic Church, performed the ceremony.
Mrs Rouse has been a tuberculosis nurse in Cumberland for two years. The happy couple left on the boat for Boston to be gone ten days, after which they will make their home in Mountain City. Mrs Rouse is a young woman of refined, charming and cultural manners; which accounts for the many loyal friends she has formed by her work and in a social way while in this city.
Mr Watson is a coal operator, Atty. At Law and City Atty. At Frostburg, and is a leading member of the Allegany county bar and was once candidate for the Republican nomination for circuit judge.

WANTED-A good woman, either white or colored and preferably middle aged, to do general work in a family of one person. Apply to 89 Davis street, Keyser.

Keyser Tribune--$1.00 a year.



The new goods at D Long & Son are catching the trade.

Newest patterns in all kinds of wash goods, fine filmy fabrics, also trimmings. A fine line of summer weight underwear. D Long & Son.




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VIAVI TREATMENT-I will be at the Reynold's Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 to 3 o'clock pm. Mrs L M Kenniston, Manager.

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

STRAYED---One black colt came to my place, one mile east of Headsville, on May 29. Owner prove property and pay costs. Mrs M M Wilt

12 ROOM HOUSE---For sale cheap, New, double, Water and Gas. Near B&O roundhouse. Apply to T H Davis, 102 Main St.

Hungry? Well, go to I M Long and see what he has to eat. Fresh goods all the time.

Watch next week for Lowe Bro's Co, paint ad; for which C P Peters is agent. They are one of the largest paint manufacturers in the world.

You enjoy eating and getting fat when you buy your grocery supplies at L C McDonalds.



Will be observed at the Presbyterian Church next Sunday at 10:30 am. The public is cordially invited.


  Sen. William E Borah introduced the following amendment to the pending tariff bill in the U S Senate at the request of the Nat. Child Labor Committee on Thursday, last week.
  "That all goods, wares, articles, and merchandise manufactured wholly or in part in any foreign country by convict labor; or by children under 14 years of age; or by children under 16 years of age employed for more than 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week; or by boys under 18 years of age or women over 16 years of age employed for more than 9 hours per day or 54 hours per week, shall not be entitled to entry at any ports of the U S and the importation thereof is hereby prohibited and the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to provide such regulations as may be necessary for the enforcement of this provision."
  "The amount of convict made goods shipped from foreign countries is trifling, but there can be no doubt that quantities of wearing apparels, toilet articles, toys, textiles, and other goods which come to our markets from abroad, are the product wither wholly or in part of the labor of little children and youth and women employed for excessive hours," said Owen R Lovejoy, when giving out this information from the Committee's headquarters in the United Charities Building in New York.
  "In Pennsylvania and W Va young boys work all night in the glass factories, although this custom has been abolished by law in the past 9 years in all the other manufacturing states. The Pennsylvania manufacture's used to declare that they could not continue if this law were passed because of the competition with Maryland, New Jersey and Indiana. This year they complain that they can not continue in competition with the glass manufacturers of Belgium and Germany.
  "It is not the desire of the National Child Labor Committee to interfere with legitimate manufacturing processes, for we recognize the necessity of industry as a basis for social advance, but we have never hesitated when the question of manufacturing profits versus child protection was involved. This is testified by the 39 States that revise their child labor laws in our nine years of work."
  Representatives of the committee further stated that they believe that the proposed amendment is particularly timely because many American manufacturers already feel the pressure of the proposed tariff reductions and they may very justly complained that they are placed in unfair competition with importers manufacturing in countries which do not offer such protection to children. Already 13 states forbid the employment of children under 16 years of age for more than 8 hours a day in all industries. 36 states forbid the employment of children under 14 years in factories.
  In discussing the bill, Sen. Borah said, "It will either be a Godsend to thousands and thousands of people in the old countries or it will be some protection to our people here."


Washington-The coldest weather ever reported during June in the middle Atlantic and New England states, the Ohio Valley and the Great Lakes region, was reported today to the weather bureau. The gulf states are the only territory east of the Rockies to escape an unseasonable drop.
  A high barometric pressure of great magnitude," is the official reason. Frosts are reported from Vermont, Central New York, New England, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.


  A very interesting game of ball was played at Laurel Dale last Saturday by the home team and Emoryville. The lineup was as follows:

Laurel Dale
G McNeill 3b
T Brown p
C Liller c
W Sollars 1b
W Ebert as
E Hilkey rf
L Kuh ef
W Liller 1f
W Brown 2b

R Anderson, Jr
H Simmons
R Taylor
P Anderson, Sr
O Enos
O Junkins
H Sollars
W Junkins
B Ervin
Time of playing one hour and 45 minutes.


  On Saturday last, an interesting game was played between the Preps and the Ex Preps, with a score of 3 to 2 in favor of the Ex-Preps. The Prep battery was Cunningham, p, Shore, c. The Ex-Preps, Hardy, p, Hamill, c. The feature of the game was the fielding of White, of the Ex-Preps.


On Tuesday, the Blaine team again crossed bats with the Keyser Preps, resulting in a defeat of the latter to the tune of 4 to 2. There were ten hits, including a three- bagger and a fluke home run, with eleven innings. Sleaver, Keyser team player, played first base and made sensational field plays. The defeat of the Preps was owing to inability to hit. The fielding was good. This is the second defeat this year for the Preps by Blaine.

President Wilson is right in demanding that meat and flour be placed on the free list. These are two necessities of life that people cannot get along without.


New York-Charles Edward Russell, Socialist candidate for Governor of New York in 1910, was today nominated for mayor of New York City by the city convention of the Socialist party.


Saturday, June 14, at 2:30pm, at the Prep Athletic Field, B&O Master Mechanic's Office of Cumberland VS B&O Master Mechanic's Office of Keyser. Batteries; Cumberland, Hartsock, Brown and Miller; Keyser, Helfrich, E Ravenscraft and Smith. Admission Free.


Mr John Ed Frye, the well known newspaper man, who was manager of the Mountain Echo here for years and more recently connected with the Mineral Daily News here, left Monday evening for Illinois, where he will enter a sanitarium and receive treatment with a view of regaining his former health. He is suffering from a severe nervous breakdown.


  Contractor, W A Liller, will start for Stone, Pike County, Ky, Saturday night on No 1, where he will establish a branch office and spend most of his time for the next 6 months, looking after his big contract there for 420 houses. W H Wagoner will accompany him as Supt., Arnold (Hink) Vandiver, of Push Root, as Stock Clerk, and Geo Robinette, of Cumberland, as Assistant Bookkeeper. Messrs. Henry McDowell, Paul Clifford, and Irvin Troutman, all of Keyser, will also go with him and several others from this section will follow later.
  The job requires over five million feet of lumber, five car loads of nails, two cars of paint, one car of fire place grates, and other material in proportion and Mr Liller expects to work over three hundred men at times and his payroll averaged about $10,000 per month for several months in succession, so Mr Liller is accustomed to handling big operations and will no doubt complete the job on contract time, which January 1, 1914.

Webster Springs, W Va

  At the request of council for S U G Rhodes, one of the legislators indicted for having solicited and accepting bribes to vote for William Seymour Edwards for US Senator last winter, Judge W S O'Brien has issued a subpoena ducestecum for William Seymour Edwards, F C McConihay, Edwards confidential secretary, and Frank A Smith, treasurer of the William Seymour Edwards Oil Co, to produce in the Rhodes trial all checks issued and signed by Edwards and the process used for campaign purposes since Sept 1, 1912, and May 1, 1913.
  Several days ago Judge O'Brien questioned a subpoena ducestecum for the same persons because it was not sufficiently specible.
  It is now generally believed the Rhodes bribery case will not be called for at least ten days and many witnesses are returning home.


  A general meeting of the boards of education of the county has been called to meet at the Court House in Keyser Saturday, June 14, at 10:30am, to discuss together plans for the coming school year. A member of the department of schools at Charleston will be present to lend valuable assistance.
  These meetings are being held all over the state and are proving very popular. All persons interested in any way in the betterment in our school conditions are very cordially invited to attend. A full attendance of board members is looked for which will mean an exchange of ideas that must be of benefit to our boys and girls.


Mrs J T Athey is ill with typhoid fever.

Ed Rice and family are moving to Cumberland.

J R Kuykendall of Reese Mill, was in the city Tuesday

Mr Andrew Woolf is at home on his vacation from college.

Dan Suter, and family, Sundayed among friends at Springfield

Mrs J W McMackin is on a visit among relatives at Warrenton, Va

Otis Nordeck, of Jenningston, came down Monday to visit friends

Prentiss Watson, of Reedsville, was a visitor in our city Saturday

Mr Thomas Stanley and family have returned from a visit to Baltimore

Ab Hamill and Franklin Hall left Tuesday morning for Romney to visit friends

The Echo office has received this week a fine coat of paint which adds much to its appearance.

A V Douglass has taken the agency for a force pump for the state of W Va and expects to go on the road in a few days.

Mrs E A Burke has received a letter from Mrs John Bean of Keeter, Cal; in which she states that Mr Bean has been elected Mayor. Mr Bean was formerly a Keyser citizen and is well known here.

Mr J M Linthicum who was laid up last week on account of poor health is around again. He is canvassing for the Perry Nursery Co, of Rochester NY. He is not able to cover all his territory and would like a few good agents to help him. He has worked at this firm for several years and has always found them to be reliable in all respects. They furnish the best of goods in their line, and pay their agents every week. Any one wishing a permanent position will do well to call on Mr Linthicum and learn particulars. Adv.

Taylor Morrison was at Blaine on Saturday last, holding a commissioners sale.

Miss Ruth Carskadon, of Headsville, is a guest at the home of Mrs Alice Carskadon

Mr Charles Athey of Baltimore was a business visitor in the city Thursday.

Mrs Dawson, of Martinsburg, is in the city visiting her daughter, Mrs Roy Warner

Mrs Oscar Spotts and daughter, Martha, spent Saturday with relatives in Cumberland

Mrs S E Burkhiser left Thursday for a two weeks visit to her husband in Connellsville.

Mr and Mrs Charles Wilson and Bob Umstot of Burlington, were in the city over Sunday.

Mr C W Ervin of Blaine, Justice of the Peace, was a business visitor in the city Tuesday.

Mrs T H Davis who recently underwent an operation at the hospital, is doing nicely and is improving

Rev Isaac Kuykendall has returned from a two weeks visit to Moorefield, Petersburg and Romney.

Mrs Nannie McCoole returned Saturday night from Ellicot City, Md, where she has been for several months.

Miss Ada Wagoner entertained her Sunday school class Saturday night at her home on Orchard street.

Mr and Mrs Herbert White and children, of Terra Alta, have been spending a few days here with relatives.

Mrs J H Dolan, of Martinsburg, is a guest at the home of her sister, Mrs Charles Spotts, on Sharpless street.

Mr and Mrs W B Leatherman and Miss Amy Bopes, of Frederick Md, are the guests at the home of W A Liller.

Rev O A Price came home from Romney Friday, and Saturday went to Charles Town to fill Rev H M Moffett's pulpit

Paul Davis, who holds a bookkeepers position in the bank at Morgantown, came in Saturday on a short visit to home folks.

 Mr Parker Carskadon, of Headsville, was in town Monday. Returning home he was accompanied by Miss Mabelle Armstrong.

Mrs U Durell and Miss Norma Kitzmiller of Blaine, are the guests of Miss Gladys Hamill during the commencement exercises.

Jacob Githens has returned from a visit to Montana. His daughters, Misses Florence and Reva will remain for a month longer.

Mrs E B Carnell and son went to Virginia Saturday, with her father, Mr J A Jones, where she will spend about six weeks.

Arthur Ewers and sister, Miss Georgia, of Three Churches, came over in their car and spent Monday night with friends, returning Tuesday.

Mrs W E Woolf and two daughters and son, Willie, as chauffeur, accompanied by R G Richardson, left last Friday morning for a trip to Va.

Mr H G Wilson and wife were at Frederick Md, to see their daughter, Pauline, who is there attending school. She will return with her parents.

Mrs F E Thrush of Moorefield, who has been attending the Prep commencement, where her son Earl graduates, has gone to Thomas to visit her sister, Mrs A L Helmick.

Mrs Cline, of Baltimore, an aunt of Mrs J M Linthicum, has been visiting in Keyser and Elkins, and now in Romney among her relatives before returning to her home.

Neil Michael, of Williamsport, has just completed the commercial course at the Prep, and has accepted a good position with the Consolidated Coal Co, at Jenkins, KY.

Mr Thomas Boehm, of Clarksburg, arrived here Monday having been summoned on account of the serious illness of her mother, Mrs Perry, who suffered a stroke of paralysis yesterday morning.

Ray Kephart went to Cumberland Tuesday on business.

Mrs Arthur Wells has returned from a visit to Chicago.

Prof D C Arnold of Elk Garden was in Keyser Monday.

G R Fout, of Purgittsville, is here attending commencement.

Miss Nannie Hosack was a Cumberland visitor on Monday

Mrs Harry Wells and children are visiting friends at Springfield

Otis Nordeck of Jenningston is here attending commencement.

Miss Cora Hughes was a business visitor to Cumberland yesterday

J H Cheshire of Burlington was a caller at this office on Monday

Mrs Bertie Frey and little niece have returned from a visit to Georgia

Mr Richard Rice of Monroeton, Pa, is the guest of M W Trask this week

H S Pownall and sister, Margaret, of Cumberland, are visiting friends here.

Arnold Vandiver of Burlington was in Keyser Friday and Saturday last

Miss Marie Klosterman of Cumberland is the guest of Miss Katherine Russell

Miss Berda Oates of Gormania, came down Saturday to visit friends here

Atty Harry K Drane of Piedmont, was a business visitor to our city Monday

Mr Frank Eppler of Piedmont has opened an office in the People's Bank Building

Mr T P Sapp has returned to his duties with the B&O after a visit to Grafton

Mr John A Shores, a graduate at the Prep, has accepted a position at Blaine

Geo S Arnold who at present living at Bridgewater, Va, was in the city Tuesday

Mr L T Carskadon, manager of Music Hall, was a business visitor at Piedmont Sunday

Mr Jay Johnson of Three Churches is in Keyser this week taking the commencement.

Mrs Carrie Belle Kight of Cincinnati, O, is visiting relatives here and in Cumberland

Mrs N D McCoole returned Saturday from an extended visit to Winston Salem, NC

Mrs G W Ward and children of New Creek spent a few days here last week with relatives

Mrs Maud O Frey, of Grafton, was in the city Monday calling on her mother, Mrs M W Trask

Misses Grace Bane and Fannie Arnold left on No 1 Wednesday night for a visit to friends in Illinois

John T Sincell and his guest, Mr Jeffreys, at Pittsburgh, spent Monday evening with friends at Oakland

Earl Rogers of our city, was in Cumberland Tuesday. He was accompanied by Miss Mabelle Armstrong

Amos Bean and children, of Hampshire, spent Sunday with their grandparents, Mr and Mrs Joe Bean

Miss Vira Frey of Berkeley Springs, returned home this week after a visit with Miss Elsie Wagoner

Mr W M Rickey and son, Willis, are in Wheeling this week attending the funeral of their aunt, Mrs Dr Stridger

Mrs E R Pulliam and little son, Richard, returned home last week from a pleasant visit to friends at Hartmonsville.

Mrs Josephine McCann, of Buffalo, NY, came here Friday to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs Katie Sheckles

John Stehley has returned home from Philadelphia, where he has completed the second year course in dental college

Mr Richmond P Liscomb, a graduate at the Prep, has gone to Jenningston, to accept a position with the Dry Fork Lumber Co.

Mr Obed Babb, of Martin, came down Saturday and Monday attended the funeral of his brother in law, W W Hennen.

Miss Lillian Rogers and Mabelle Armstrong, and Mr Clemm Armstrong, of Reese Mill, attended the exercises at the Prep Monday night

Mrs Roy Ravenscraft of Wheeling, returned Sunday night to her home. She was called here on account of the illness of her mother, Mrs T H Davis

Judge and Mrs and F M Reynolds, Mr L T Carskadon, Mr Obed Babb, E B Reynolds, and Mr and Mrs F C Reynolds, and others went to Deer Park Monday to attend the funeral of Wm W Hennen.

W W Woods, who for a number of years was cashier of the Peoples Bank of Keyser, but resigned some months ago, left last night for Elkins, where he will attend a meeting of the W Va Bankers Association which convenes today

Rev J W Beau, pastor of the A M E Church, is seriously ill.

Miss Tabitha Thompson and little brother, Henry, are ill with mumps

W E Burkhiser, of Connellsville, spent Sunday here with his family

Mr Furbee, of Oakland, visited his brother, Dr Arza Furbee, Tuesday

Atty. Arthur Arnold of Piedmont was a business caller in our city Monday

Stewart Arnold has accepted a clerkship with C W Schaffenaker & Son.

W C Pifer and Wilbur Chapman took a motorcycle trip to Midland Monday

Miss Lola Sharpless has returned to Elkins to resume her duties as trained nurse.


The Ladies Guild of the Episcopal church will hold a lawn fete on the Presbyterian church lot, Friday evening, June 13, at 7:00pm. Rebecca will be at the well to serve deliciously cool lemonade to all who wish it. The public is cordially invited to attend


The Inter Society contest between the Davis and Reynolds Literary Societies at the Prep School Monday night, aroused considerable interest. The program throughout was of much interest, and the debate, "Resolved, That Women Should Posses Equal Suffrage Rights With Men," was won by the affirmative.


The Womens Home Missionary Society, M E Church, Davis street, will hold its annual convention in the church, beginning at 7:30pm, Monday evening. The next meeting will be held at 9:30am on Tuesday, and again at 2:30pm on the same day. All ladies of the church are cordially invited to be present.


The annual sermon to the graduates of the Keyser High School will be delivered in the auditorium of that school on the evening of June 22nd, by the Rev H D Martin, D D, of Frostburg Md.
This years graduating class consists of Misses Geneva Gilmore, Susie Kaplon, Margaret Offner, and Carmen Whipp and Messrs Roy Trenton and Lou Moran.


  The first annual banquet of the Commercial Alumni was held last Saturday night at the Prep Dormitory, 49 students and 5 visitors were present. The following officers were elected for the coming year, Pres, Prentiss Watson of Reedsville; Vice Pres. Omar Hott, of Pittsburg; Sec, Treas; Miss Margaret Greenwade, of Keyser.
  The banquet was all that could be desired in the way of things to eat. The Toastmaster was Mr West Hardy, and the speakers present were Clyde Hott, Prof Jos W Stayman, Supt. J C Sanders, Floyd Morrison, J H Markwood, Clarence Faw, John Shore, Barkley Inskeep and M I Kaplon.

  The tables were tastefully decorated with the class colors of this year, and the room banked with laurel. The event was most enjoyable and the credit belongs to Miss Millie Dumas, through whose untiring efforts the affair was brought about. A declamation was given by Mrs Ruth Arnod, and the music for the evening was furnished by Miss Isabelle Isles.


Dr F P Edgell, of Harpers Ferry, has presented his father, Dr L L Edgell, with a Ford car. As the doctor has a large practice, as well as being proprietor of the pottery company. It is absolutely necessary that he has to hustle somewhat, and this car will be of inestimable value to him.


A spirited game of ball was played Monday at the Prep grounds, between the Broadway Stars and the Keyser Cubs. The score stood 5 to 1 in favor of the Cubs. Batteries for the Cubs; Crooks, Nefflen. Stars; Catherat, Hewitt. Strike outs; Crooks, 12, Hewitt, 5.


Miss Beulah Burke, daughter of J J Burke, was bitten by a dog one day last week, as she was passing to her home from a call on a neighbor. The dog was owned by J W Virts, and was tied, but broke the rope, and attacked Miss Burke. It was at once killed by police.


Mr D W Weaver who located here two years ago with a 5, 10, and 25c store, has sold out to GC Murphy & Co, of McKeesport, Pa, who will at once take the business over. Mr Weaver has made many friends who trust that the closing out of his business will not take him from among us.


Sunday Services-Childrens Day services this Sunday morning at 10:30, C E service at 7:15pm. Preaching service at 8 pm. Subject: "The Highest Motive for the Highest Good". Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Everyone is cordially invited to attend these services. Rev H F Baughman, Pastor.


Last Saturday evening, Miss Tabitha Thompson celebrated her 16th birthday by a party to her young friends. She received a large number of valuable presents, among which was a beautiful necklace, an exquisite pearl ring, three five dollar gold pieces and a silver dollar. The money was presented by her grandfather, Mr Sampson Taylor, who each year presents her with as many dollars as she is years old.


The commencement exercises at the Prep School took place Wednesday night in the auditorium. Invocation by the Rev R G Hammond. The oration, "Fidelity" by Mr John Shore, was interesting from start to finish, and showed much care in its preparation. The oration, "The Mirror of Memory" by Mr Clifton Gurd, was rendered in a manner that showed close application to his studies and was appreciated by all who were fortunate enough to hear it.
Dr Thos E Hodges, President of the Morgantown University, delivered the address, and in his usual entertaining way said much of interest and benefit to the graduates. The presentation of diplomas was made by Hon. J B Finley, of Parkersburg, a member of the Board of Regents.

The graduates are:

Academic-Irene Davis, Georgiana Pownall, Virginia Tibbetts, George N Blair, Gladys Hamill, Clifton Gurd.

Engineering---Lillian Jordan, Henry Hoffman, Norris K Repp.

Elocution---M J Matthews

Music---Ruth Bane, Laetazelle Snyder, Rita May Sisler.


Mrs Janie K Nesbitt, of Westernport, and well known in Keyser, left Tuesday for Boston, whence she will sail for Europe and proceed to Zurick, Switzerland as a delegate to a Sunday School Convention in that country.


At the canning factory is a feature not to be overlooked, for it will furnish pure water to be used in the manufacture for food products. It is now throwing 960 gallons per hour, without working overtime. The depth is 196 feet.