FEBRUARY 14, 1913


  Dr F S Johnston, of Elkins, was in town this Thurs on business.

  Wm Conley died at his home early Tues morning, after a lingering illness, aged 54 years.  He has been a resident of Davis for many years. He is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter.

  H D Worde* received Wed a 22-horsepower Metze automobile. It carries two passengers.

  Dr N McK Wilson, who was operated on several weeks ago, was able to leave the hospital Sat and is recuperating at his home.  His many friends hope to see him out soon.  -News of 6th.




  Feb 5 – Well, I guess the readers of the Tribune has begin to wonder what has happened to Lucas and Nero, so we will try and give a little history of their doings, but the last we heard of, Lucas, however, when Nero accused him of napping, so he thought he would catch Nero, but he only caught the gripp and then the small pox scare broke out and he was kept busy trying to vaccinate the waiting station and quarantine the teakettle.  Well, Nero was afraid it might be small pox and they would soon all be in the pest house, but Lucas was sure that it was only a scientifically hypothetical medical scare or something of that kind until Dr Ford came up from Cumberland and then he fell into line and had his arm scratched too, and now he is unable to hug the girls, if ever they would let him, and it is too big a job for Nero to tackle alone.  We notice that Mr Flaccus of Wheeling, is having a fine large barn erected on his farm which he recently purchased of H C Dawson at this place, and in the event the horrible disease breaks out again we might persuade him to let us use it for a pest house, although we expect Ross Robinette would object as he is the master builder but then we can’t always consult our fancies in severe cases.  Then, Too, we notice that Dr Robert Gerstell is erecting some kind of a building on the hill above his hose, but do not know what it is unless he too, is looking to the future and preparing for another out break. We also understand that Joseph Biser of Keyser, not wishing to run the gauntlet of another quarantine, has purchased the Stotler farm 1 mile east of this place where he contemplates moving in the near future and we always extend a welcome to such citizens as he is.

  James and Clarence Bobo, took a trip to Springfield Fri of last week to visit their grandfather, M V Bobo, and catch some bunnies, and Charles Bobo decided that he must take his wife and go too, as he wanted to see dad once more and we don’t blame him, for he might get the small pox.

  Mrs. I L Vanmeter visited relatives in Keyser last Fri and Sat and Miss Lena Fortney of Belington, is spending a couple of weeks with L O Mott’s family.

  H C Shimer, and wife are visiting relatives at Westernport and Frsotburg.

  And now as Lucas saw his shadow last Sun we may not hear from him for the next six weeks.



  Postmaster F C Rollman went to Baltimore last week and accompanied Mr Thos W Ashby home.  MR Ashby was in the hospital there several weeks and while his system is built up some he is still in a feeble condition.

  Born unto Mr and Mrs James Scwinabart Feb 7, 1913, a son.

  Resolved, That the state of matrimony is preferable to the state of single blessedness.  That was the momentous question discussed at the literary society last Thurs evening.  Messrs Willie Cooper and Talmage Smith and Miss Anna C Fleming affirmed, and Messrs Wade Liller and James Norman and Miss Nina Knabenshue denied.  Decision was in favor of the affirmative.  The question next Thurs evening favors a stronger US Navy.

There will be a literary program and debate at the Jenny Springs school Sat evening, Feb 22.  Messrs Talmage Smith, Willie Cooper, Clarence D Umstot and Harry C Duke will use their oratorical powers in settling the question, which has the greater influence over man, the love of woman or the love of money?  Besides the debate there will be recitations and dialogues.

  David Henry Stewart was fatally injured in a train wreck at Gormania last Sun morning and died upon reaching the Western Md Hospital.  He lived at Ridgeley W Va, was 45 years old and leaves a wife and three small children.  The news of his death came as a great shock to his many friends at Elk Garden.  He formerly lived here and was highly respected by all who knew him.  His father lives at the mines below Blaine on the W Va side.  The south bound passenger train ran into the freight train at Gormania and smashed the caboose in which the deceased and others were sleeping.  This crew was waiting for a crew from Thomas to relieve them, having been on duty 16 hours, but an operator forgot to deliver orders to the passenger train.

  Mr Robert Grant and wife visited parents at Henry last Sun.

  Mrs J R Hubbs, after spending several weeks with her parents at Elk Garden, returned to her home at Thomas last Mon.

Presiding Elder, Rev G D White, preached here last Mon evening to a large congregation.  His sermon was practical and helpful and a large number participated in the communion service. 


  Feb 11, 1913

  We are glad to say that Mr Geo W Staggs, is some better at this writing.

  Miss Virgie Staggs returned to her home Fri evening after spending the past ten days with her sister, Mrs Vause Ellifritz of New Creek.

  Misses Ethel and Bessie Steedman spent Sun evening at Mr Mike Staggs’.

  Mrs Susie Robinette spent Sun and Mon with her sister, Mrs Calvin Urice.

  Mr and Mrs. H J Bailey spent Sat and Sun with their son, Roy, in Keyser.

  Miss Blanche Staggs came home Sun after spending three weeks with friends along Knobley. She was accompanied home by Mr B Bailey.

Jno W Bailey of Headsville, was visiting his brothers D R and H J Bailey, Sun and Mon.


  Press (Petersburg) of 6th

  C C Martin, who recently bought a piece of timber of Perry Rohrbaugh at Hopeville, resold it to the Hampshire Lumber Co, and has moved his mill on it and will operate it for the co. this is a fine body of timber.

  Silas Arnold of Burlington, and T M Michael of Medley, were business callers here Wed.

  H G Berg last week lost two black percheron match colts, 3 and 4 years old, valued at $450.

  B B McMechen and Edgar Harness were here this week looking up stock for immediate delivery.

  A DeWitt Cosner was here recently and qualified as administrator of the estate of Sarah E Cosner, deceased.

  Hon L J Forman was elected on the Board of Directors of the Romney consolidated Telephone Co at its meeting in Romney Tues.

  Rev R N Young closed his revival meetings at Mt Carmel church last sun.  There were 28 conversions and 27 of that number joined the church.

  W S Marshall of Lost city, Hardy co, was a Petersburg visitor Wed.  MR Marshall is deputy assessor for that county, and has been assessing property for 32 years.

  Mrs Isaac Ours, aged 60 years, died at her home near Hiser on Jan 23.  Mrs Ours was a Miss Weese before marriage, and is survived by her husband and several brothers and sisters.
  E L Judy recently bought a piece of timber of Ellis Keplinger.

 Raymond Hill and Wm Delay left for Keyser Tues where they expect to work.

  G E Kitzmiller, now of William, was attending to legal business here last Fri.

  E D Judy has sold to Geo W Miley 150 head of two and three year-old cattle for spring and fall delivery.

  O M Smith & Bros, sold to Wolford & Yokum 29 head of cows, also to McMechen & Harness of Hardy Co, 15 head of cows and 5 heifers.  This stock had been fed on ensilage and the gain in weight was very satisfactory.

  Con Welton bought of Seymour Judy this week a bunch of heifers, which were moved Wed.  They are for the Cumberland trade.

Review (Romney) of 5th

  C C Wolford has purchased a half interest in the store of C H Heatwole.

  Geo S Arnold had three sows to die from lockjaw, after having been ringed.

  M B Kuykendall lost three cattle out of a car load, he had ordered from Chicago and two more are sick.

  Misses Mary and Bert Pancake left last week for a trip to Texas.

  John S Pancake, of Staunton, was a business visitor here last Sat.

  Miss Meeda Wirgman is spending the week with Miss Lillian Berry at Augusta. 

Mrs John J Cornwell and Miss Kate Brady spent last Thurs in Paw Paw.

  Lee Rizer, of Cumberland, spent Wed of last week here with his aunt Mrs Margaret Keller.

  Mr and Mrs. Jas Wirgman and son, Ralph, of Martinsburg, returned here last week to make their home.

  Mr and Mrs Jas Wirgman and son, Ralph, of Martinsburg, returned here last week to make their home.

   Misses Rebecca and Mary Blue and Bessie Fox, of Washington, were called here by the death of Wm Blue.

  Prof H H Johnson, one of our best known citizens, was stricken with paralysis about two o’clock Fri morning and has since been in a critical condition.  His entire left side is affected. He had attended church the afternoon and night before and had retired in his usual health.

  George Corbett left Thurs night for Harrisburg Pa, where he has accepted a position as clerk in a hotel.  His brother, John will fill his place in the hotel here.

  Wm Terrill Johnson, of Pittsburg, and George Johnson, of Cumberland, were called here last week by the illness of their father, Prof H H Johnson. Dr Claybrook, of Cumberland, was summoned here in consultation with ?Dr Thomas on his illness.

  William Blue, a brother of J D Blue, of this place and Assessor E H blue, was instantly killed Thurs morning last while in the act of setting up a sawmill near his home near Frenchburg.  With several others he was working near the bottom of a cliff over which logs were being run, when one jumped the chute striking Mr Blue in the head and killing him instantly.  Ed Blue, who was helping at the mill, was a little distance in front of his brother and felt the wind of the log as it shot past him but by the time he turned around his brother had been struck.

  The decease is survived by three sisters and two brothers – Misses Sallie, Mary and Rebecca Blue, and John D and E H Blue.  He was endowed with sterling qualities, was loyal, faithful and industrious, and will be sadly missed in his home as well as by a large circle of friends.

  An old gristmill, at good, owned by Ivan Pugh, was burned down Wed evening.  The fire was caused by the explosion of a lantern destroying 20 bushels of buckwheat and some lumber.  The insurance was $100.

  A M Poland of Kirby, met with a painful accident Sat, Jan 25th.  He had gone to J W Smith’s to attend a shooting match and in some manner slipped and fell, receiving a broken leg.


  Miss Kittle Washington is visiting Lucy Blue.

  Mrs Smith and children, of Listonburg Pa, were guests of Mrs Oliver Tues and Wed of last week.

  Dr J R Kirk, of Paw Paw, was here in consultation with his brother, Dr W T Kirk, last Wed.

  Rev A M Earl, spent a part of last week with his sister, Mrs Cobey at Frostburg.

  Mr and Mrs. Walter F Singhass have a brand new 11-pound baby boy.

  Mrs Brill is moving to her father’s farm, on the river, the “Berry Place”.

  Mr and Mrs J A Grace spent Sun with Mrs Grace’s father, George Milleson, at Slanesville.

  Miss Kitty Grace is improving slowly.

  Miss Burt Parker, of near Cumberland, is visiting her aunt, Miss Janie Parker.

   Henry Campbell is home for a few days from Washington and Lee University.

  Dr Spear of Cumberland, was in town Mon in consultation with Dr Lantz at Walter Grace’s and with Dr Kirk at D R Heath’s.

  Mrs Walter Grace is in a critical condition from numerous complications.


Review (Romney) of 11th

  G P Miler and T F Martin have purchased new Burick automobiles, and they were delivered Mon night.

  Robert Gilkeson ahs returned from Washington DC.

  Miss Wagner, of Hyndman, Pa, is the guest of Miss Volunta Kump.

  Arthur Ewers, of Three Churches, spent Sun in town with friends.

  Eston Bean left Mon for Moorefield to attend the funeral of a relative.

  Jas Rudy of Rio, passed through here last week on his way to Keyser.

  John Sloan and daughter Miss Lyde, of Burlington, spent Mon in town.

  Mrs W W McClaine and son, Clarence, left Fri to visit relatives at Fairmont.

  Miss Marie Inskeep, of Moorefield, was the guest of Miss Margaret Keller several days last week.

   Miss Irene Houser left Tues for New York, where she will take a course of study for several months.

  A B C Whatacre came from Hamilton Va, to attend the funeral of H H Johnson Mon afternoon.

  Mrs Lou Keller was called to Garrett Co, Md, last week by the illness of her mother. When she arrived at Oakland she found two feet of snow there and had to drive 16 miles through it.

  Miss Elisabeth Flory, daughter of the late Jonathan Flory, died Fri after a long period of indisposition.  She lived with her brother, William Flory, on Tear Coat.  She was about 55 years of age.  Funeral Services were held Sun.

  The body of Daniel Mathews, colored, for many years a resident of Romney, was brought Sat for burial, he having been killed in an elevator accident in Newark N J, on Tues.  The remains were accompanied by his son, William Mathews.

  Riley Hamilton, the ten year old son of Mr and Mrs. George Hamilton, who live at the Shull mill, had his left arm caught in the machinery Sat and it was badly crushed.  The flesh of the forearm was torn from the bone, exposing the bone. Dr Wilson was called in and gave the little fellow medical attention.

  Clinton Bland and Miss Lela Brill, of near Capon Springs, were married in Hagerstown Sun.  They drove to Winchester where they took a Cumberland Valley train for their destination.  After the ceremony they returned to Winchester and from there drove to their home. They will make their home with Mrs Katie Brill until spring.

  Mrs Joseph Patterson died at her home near Bloomery recently, after a brief illness of pneumonia, and was laid to rest at Capon Chapel.  She was the mother of Thomas Patterson, of Good, and is also survived by her husband.  She was well advanced in age.


  The protracted meeting commenced at the Methodist church Wed night.  Rev Mr Kercheval of North River, preached twice, the Rev G D White, occupied the pulpit Fri night.

  A party of Virginians calling themselves “the Keller Brothers” have been tenting on the Green Spring Valley road, near Mrs Neff’s for two weeks.  There are five families, who claim to own farms near Staunton, but prefer they gypsy life.

  Misses Lillian Hodgson and Ida Leonard, of Cumberland, were guests over Sun at Locust Corner.

  Mrs Mary Blue, who is spending the winter with her sister, Mrs Washington, has been very much complaining forma severe cold, but is, we are glad to say, much better.

  Mr Long and his sister, Mrs Will Grace, of Short Gap, came over Sat to see Mrs Kitty Grace.

  Mrs Walter Grace continues very ill.

  Dr Kirk has been attending Berkeley Taylor at Green Spring, who has been seriously sick from appendicitis.

  Mrs Leonard died at her home in Green Spring Valley Fri night leaving her husband, who had recently returned form a hospital nearly blind, and eight children – one of their little boys in bed with a broken leg.

  Moorefield Examiner of 6th


   Miss Eugneia Chipley is confined to her home with a case of mumps.

  F C Welton of Cumberland, spent a few days here last week, on business.

  F C Turley of Hampshire Club, spent Sun night here with relatives.

  Brown McNeill, left Tues for a business trip to Baltimore and other points.

  Miss Nellie Nelson, of Cumberland, spent a few days with relatives here the past week.

  Raymond Myerly of Green Spring, spent a few days visiting friends here the past week.

  Mrs H McS Gamble has been quite sick the past week, but we are glad to say is now better.

  Miss Mamie Inskeep left Tues morning for a visit to friends at Delplane, Va, and other points in the Valley.

  Mrs D L Wilton and son Ken, left yesterday morning for Moundsville, having been called there by the serious illness of Mrs Paul Wilson.

  T W Lakin has completed the new school building at H C Harper’s and school opened Mon.  This is one of the best schoolhouses in the county.

  Mask Harwood arrived home last Thurs from Randolph Mason Academy, at Front Royal.  Mr Harwood has been suffering a good deal with his ankle and is now undergoing treatment.

  Mrs E J Harness, who has been spending  some time at Martinsburg, returned home last week, accompanied by Mrs T P Licklider, and Miss Cora Fout, of that city. Miss Carrie Rousch of Martinsburg, arrived Tues evening and will spend a short time with Mrs Harness.

  Mrs Geo T Williams and son, Howard, who have been visiting relatives in Frederick Md, returned home Tues.  While away, Mrs Williams attended the sixty-eighth anniversary of the wedding of Mr and Mrs G J R House at Broad Run, Md. Mrs House is a sister of the late Mrs A M Inskeep of this place. Mr House is 87 and his wife 84 years of age and are both hale and hearty.

  Mrs A R McNeill has been right sick at her home in Old Fields, for several days.

  Mrs E O Harwood and Mrs D H Kuyn, left this morning for a short visit to Baltimore.

  Sen and Mrs B C Price left this week for a visit to Mr and Mrs Geo E Price at Charleston.

  W S Fisher left yesterday morning for Baltimore for treatment, accompanied by Mrs Fisher and Dr Love.

  H C Harper is erecting a nice dwelling house on his lot in Riverview Addition.  The house will soon be completed.

  J S Gamble is making preparations to erect a dwelling house on the lot of adjoining the home of his sister’s on Washington st.

  Arthur Cunningham, who ahs been confined to his home with a severe attack of acute indigestion, is able to be out again.

  Miss Blanch Wilderson, of Gormania, and Frank Wilderson, of Baltimore, arrived this week and are guests of Mr and Mrs A V Wilson.


  Poor Castro reminds us of “The Man Without A Country.”

  Rev J A Shockey is holding a series of meetings at Dodson.

  The small pox scare is on the increase, as there are two cases at Mt Storm in J H Schaffer’s family, only six miles from here.

  Felix, the restaurant man of Elk Garden, has been gathering ice near Emoryville this week.

  The Stork ahs been very busy this cold weather, and has left a cooing one with J W Schwinabart, J B Junkins and Jacob Evans.

  We are sorry to hear of the serious illness of Thos Ashby of Elk Garden.

  Mr J H Junkins, of Sulphur, attended preaching here last Sun.

  Mrs J P Arnold and Miss Cora Ludwick were shopping in Elk Garden last Mon.

  Mr Wesley A Duling of Gorman, is paying his mother, Mrs Minnie Duling, a visit.

  MR R H Anderson, of Emoryville, bagged a large red fox one day last week.  He is one of our most successful chasers.

  Mr E A Ludwick has purchased a new range.



  Geo Pool is having a addition put to his restaurant.

  Miss Mary Warnick, of Elk Garden, visited her sister, Mrs Wm Green, here last week.

  J A Enlow of Mountain Lake Park, agent of the Bible Society, spent part of last week in this place, in the interest of his society.

  Revival meeting is still in progress and have quite a number of conversions.  Rev Samuel Reckley and wife, of Cumberland Md, assisted in the services.

  Mrs Myrtle Umstot, who had been absent for several weeks from her class of music, resumed her work of several days last week.

  Squire C W Ervin, of Blaine, had business in Piedmont last week.  The squire recently made hunting with a ferret expensive to four young men who were brought before him.  The fines and costs aggregated $57.


 Evidently, Mr Ground Hog saw his shadow Sun.  On Mon morning we arose finding a small snow and a smaller rain.

  On Thurs evening, a crowd of people gathered at the schoolhouse to hear Mr W R Caldwell, deliver a lecture on “Philosophy.”  About 7:45 the meeting was called to order by acting chairman, Raymond Kephart.

  Little Miss Helen Fisher and Misses Ruth and Lena Kephart then rendered an introductory song entitled “West Va Hills.”  Several recitations were rendered and then Mr Caldwell took the floor.  He made a very educational talk and all left feeling they had been greatly benefited.

H B Carlton is working at Barkville.  He had charge of the construction of a depot and storeroom for the T M & P R R.  W A Liller is contractor.  We are glad to see Engineer Pyles back at the throttle again.

  Messrs Leonard Aulin and Davis Smith, who have been working in Washington D C, have returned to their homes and have secured positions with the B&O.

  We regret very much to hear of the death of Mrs C H Hood’s mother, Mrs Cosner.  She died at her home in Bismarck, W Va, Jan 21, of pneumonia.

  Mr Josh Gillum and Mrs Anna Kolkhorst were the guests of Mr and Mrs J C Kephart and family Sun.

  Miss Helen Fisher was compelled to miss school several days on account of chicken pox.

  Mr Mike Caldwell is cutting a fine lot of saw logs on his farm which he purchased form the Saylor sisters.

  We notice Mr Howard Jackson is hauling some very fine ties down our roads.

  Messrs Raymond, Luther and Walter Kephart called on Mr Hubert Thrush one evening last week.

  Mr Raymond Kephart was teaching school last week in the absence of Miss Frances Dickle, our efficient school teacher, who was confined to her home on account of sickness.

  Mr and Mrs C H Hood and little daughter, Broka, returned home Fri from a visit to Mr Hood’s mother at Lahmansville.

  Mr L A Kephart would like the section gang of the T M & P to remove all rocks which project above the ties, as one interfered with his foot, causing him to fall, fracturing his left ankle and dislocating his shoulder.  Lute says he was not hurt.

  We, the people of Limestone, thank the town council for the cinder walk as it will save us many muddy splashes.

  Mr Walter Kephart has about completed painting MR C J Alkire’s porch which blew away in the recent windstorm.


  Mr Chas McNemar, who has been working near Pittsburg, is visiting his family.

  Mr William Jackson spent Mon evening with Mr J C Kephart and family.

  Mr Hubert Thrush and wife entertained a number of young friends last Tues evening.  Those present were Misses Ida Jackson and Nellie Zarnith; Messrs Raymond, Luther, and Walter Kephart, Clarence Carlton and Howard and Edward Jackson.  All report a pleasant evening.

  H B Carlton, who is doing some work at Barkville, spent Sun with his family.

  Mr Sam Grapes moved to Keyser on Tues.

  Mr Mike Caldwell expects his mill about the first of the week.  The mill is now located on the Tasker-Parrell farm near Fountain.

  Walter Perry is building a very comfortable house on his land adjoining Mr Taylor’s farm.

  J C Kephart and sons are building a cold storage in their farm.  Dimensions, 180 feet by 200 feet, more or less, probably less.  The building is to be constructed of iron over rocks of which they have abundance.  This is the first orchard in the county that can afford an individual cold storage plant.

  Our railroad is being pushed to completion.  Supt Thomas says the track will all be layed to Twin Mt by March 1.

  Mr Fred Purdy completed his new barn sometime ago. Fred is a progressive farmer and finds it pays to care for the stock.

  We will try and come again if this short letter is not ignored as has been some of the petitions sent to our “law-makers” in Charleston. 



  Feb 3 – Died on Fri last at his residence near town, Daniel Eelix Propst, of general debility, aged 73 years.  He was a Confederate soldier, belonging to Co E, 62 Virginia Infantry.  He fought at Gettysburg, was wounded at McDowell and was in prison at Fort Delaware and Elmira.  Mr Propst is survived by his wife and several children.

  Died Mon of typhoid fever at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Joe Dahmer, of Ruddle, Miss Anna Dahmer, aged 18 years.

  Atty William McCoy, went to Harrisburg Fri.

  Minor Elza, who was sent to jail here some time ago, from Circleville, charged with robbing the store of Dunkle & Harper of that place, was on Fri upon application to Judge Dailey admitted to bail in the penalty of $1000 bond.

  Hon Lloyd Hansford of Parsons, was here on legal business Thurs and Fri.  He was accompanied by Geo W White, former mayor of Horton.

  Dr and Mrs S B Johnson entertained about forty guests on Fri night in honor of their daughter, Cornelia’s eighth birthday.

 W A Campbell and W M Boggs returned Sat form the Valley of VA, where they purchased seventy head of stock cattle.

  H K Baker and Wm Charleton, of Moorefield; T M Bradly and J W Graves, Baltimore, John a Zigler of Timberville and D Web Kiser, of Beaver Creek Va, were among the recent visitors here.



  Mr Joseph Gocke left Sun for Morgantown where he will resume his duties with the J C Orrick & Sons, at that place, after having recuperated from an attack of typhoid fever.

  Mrs Chas Tonry, of Westernport, was called to Martinsburg Thurs of last week, by the illness of her son, Mr Chas Tonry, of that place, who is suffering from pneumonia.

  Mr J Frank Forrester and family will shortly take up their residence in Baltimore Md, where Mr Forrester’s business calls him.  Both are popular in the tri-towns and their many friends regret their approaching departure.

  Rev M A Ray, the new pastor of the Presbyterian church, arrived here Sat, accompanied by his wife, from Fayettesville N C, and preached his first sermon Sun morning.  The reverend gentleman is suffering from a severe cold and consequently did not preach Sun night.  -Herald of 7th.


  Bro Oder of the Frostburg Mining Journal inquires how the carrier pigeon got through he quarantine a few weeks ago. It was sent by Parcels Post.

  There was quite an educational-fest down at Burlington last Sat in which the teachers of Welton and Cabin Run Districts took part.  Quite a few were assembled and an interesting meeting is the report of all who have been interviewed.  Most of the lady teachers were accompanied by their beaux.  This made several beaux on the ground, who put in their time chewing tobacco and trading knives.  Minnie Wilbe Swift, our charming young teacher, didn’t get down as soon as she should, thereby missing the opening ode.  Minnie was expecting a certain “Sanitary and artistic plumber: from the county seat to take her down in his automobile.  She waited nearly an hour and then went down with Ginger Root in his new mail order promisorium buggy.  Minnie had a paper prepared on “Corporal Punishment and How to Apply.”  She was so excited, at first, about her automobile ride and so disappointed, at last, because she didn’t’ get it, that she forgot her paper, and left it up stairs on the wash stand.  She was very much taken back when she got to the institute and found the paper missing.  The only thing she said during the entire session was, “Present,” when they called the roll.

  The Push Root Rifles, who were organized a few years ago for picnic and parade purposes, have been drilling diligently, getting ready for the Inauguration.  They have been at it for three weeks and have about learned to keep step.  They have forty-eight members made up of thirty-two officers and sixteen privates.  Some of the privates haven’t any guns so have to carry swords. This makes the company look to any one not knowing that some of the soldiers carrying swords were privates and think they had too many officers.  They will leave on T M & P car 102, March 1st, and will arrive in Washington the next morning.  In the parade they will act as personal escort to our much beloved Congressman Junior Brown.

  Speaking of Junior Brown, it is about time he was coming across with some garden seeds. While around here last fall he claimed to have some of the best seeds ever sent out.

  The small pox has gone back from whence it came and the community has once more settled down to about par.  The Doctors have made up and are exchanging pill receipts just as if nothing had ever happened.

  Miss Laurel Root held a ground hog social last Mon night.  The guests were expecting to get a niece piece of roast ground hog of the woodchuck variety.  Laurel fooled them. She served ground hog meat in the shape of sausage.  Some took the joke good naturedly and others got kind of peevish because they couldn’t eat sausage so near bed time.

  Mr Ike Inkling, over whom the doctors had such a controversy, was scratching around among his friends Tues.  When Ike was informed of the trouble he had made he got awful mad.  He doesn’t take a paper so didn’t know he had been the bone of contention between two medicine men.

  Uncle Hiram Root was out one day last week walking about the yard.  He is about the same. 




  License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

  Feb 10 – Charles Daniel Kenner and Lulu Myrtal Duckworth, both of Westernport.
  Feb 11 – Peter Harnpchuck and Annie Cozarusko, both of French W Va.

 Samuel Silas Sunderlin and Bertha Ella Ward, both of Greenspring W Va.

  Hunter Noah, 28, Cumberland Md and Irene Steinbauge, 19, Ridgeley W Va.

  Richard Swager, 29, New Germany Md, and Mary Spiker, 22, Grantsville Md.

  Feb 12 – Thomas Leslie Kilroy and Ella May Gunning, both of Lonaconing.

Wheeling W Va

  Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Mary Virginia Sands and Alfred Paul of Wheeling.  The bride is a daughter of Lawrence Sands, a prominent banker.  The wedding will take place in the spring.



  Rockville Md, Feb 8.  –Miss Ruth Benediet Stotler, of Cumberland and Mr Gideon Clifton Lilly, of Point of Rocks, were married in Rockville yesterday afternoon by Rev Samuel R White, of the Baptist Church, the ceremony taking place at the minister’s home.



  Mrs J W Neville announces the engagement of her daughter, Nelle Elizabeth, to Mr Lorie C Quinn Jr, of Crisfield, Md. Mr Quinn is the son of Mayor L C Quinn of the Md city, and is the editor of “The Crisfield Times.” Being associated with his father in the ownership and publication of that journal.  The wedding will take place at the bride’s home, 112 W Piedmont St, Keyser, on Thurs, March 6th.



  William Fairfax, colored, aged about 55 years, was fatally shot at noon Sat by Robert Burley, aged 15 years, also colored, following a dispute over chopping wood.  Fairfax was in the employ of Burley’s mother and they occupied a cabin on the F C Welton farm about two and one half miles from Cumberland.  Fairfax it is stated raised an iron cooking pot to strike young Burley, who secured a shotgun and almost tore Fairfax’s leg off with the charge of shot.  Fairfax bled to death from the wound before aid could be summoned.  Young burley escaped to Cumberland and placed under arrest at the home of a colored family on Thomas street.  He was taken from bed and yesterday and removed to jail at Keyser W Va, the tragedy having occurred in Mineral County.  Burley is said to have been a thrifty colored lad and to have a bank account.

  Burley loaded the gun with shells which he found in a cupboard and he was not long in taking aim at Fairfax, whom, he though, according to this statement when arrested, he had shot in the ankle. He did not stop to ascertain the nature of the wound but fled to this city. Mr Welton notified the sheriff at Keyser but the Cumberland police did not receive the information until late Sat evening.  Officer Charles O’Hara, in his brother’s automobile, and the Keyser officer, soon located Burley, who was lodged in the station house.  This was near the midnight hour. Early yesterday morning Burley was taken to Keyser.  –Cumb News of 3rd.



Mr Harvey J Stallings died yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home of his brother Mr Thomas M Stalings, Spring Gap. Mr Stallings was stricken with a severe illness last wed.  He was 63 years of age and was a native of the county, having been born in the neighborhood of Spring Gap, where he died.

  For many years, Mr Stallings was in the service of the Pa Railroad but he retired from that service employment several year as ago.  His wife died a number of years ago and since then he had been making his home with his brother.  He is survived by the following children:  Harvey J Stallings, Martinsburg, W Va; John M and Wm B Stallings, McKeesport Pa; Mrs Nellie Daniels, Spring Gap; Miss Elizabeth Stallings and Jessie M Stallings, of Baltimore; Robert Stallings and Mrs David Robb, of this city.  –Cumb News of 11th.



  Falling between box cars which he was braking on the hump in the Brunswick yards, John Mount, a young brakeman on the B&O was killed Sat morning.  Mount had been at Brunswickfor about three months working on the road. Before his death, he stated he was 22 years old and said he was engaged to be married to a Baltimore girl next month.



  James W Harford, conductor on a Laurel River Lumber Co log train was killed Sat when the train was wrecked and a number of heavily loaded log trucks piled up.  The body was prepared for burial by Undertaker S M Kendall of this city and interment will be made at Hendricks.  A widow and two children survive.  –Elkins Inter-Mt.



  With two of her brothers ill and unable to be at her deathbed, Miss Josephine Garvey, 18 years old, a student at St Peter’s Academy at Westernport, died at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs James Garvey, in Piedmont Mon morning, after a month’s illness from pneumonia.  At the Mercy Hospital, in Baltimore, her brother, Joseph Garvey, a student at St Charles’ College, is dangerously ill with typhoid and cannot be told of his sister’s death.

Another, brother, Martin Garvey, superintendent of the Davis Coal and Coke Co, at Thomas W Va, is ill with grip at his home at that place.  Besides these two brothers, Miss Garvey is survived by three others, John and William Garvey, both connected with the Davis Coal and coke Co at Thomas, and Joseph Garvey, who lives in Pittsburg.



  Prof H H Johnson, who was stricken with paralysis more than a week ago, died Sat afternoon. He had steadily been losing ground from the time he was stricken and his death was not expected.

  In the death of Prof Johnson, Romney loses one of its best known citizens, a man who had not merely a state-wide, but a national reputation. Born in Pendleton Co, this state, in 1845, he received his early education in the Va School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton, and afterwards took an M A degree at a Va college.  Always enthusiastically interested in the welfare of those who like him self afflicted with loss of sight, he early began to attract public attention to their needs in the young state of W Va; and it was he who drew the bill establishing the Schools for The Deaf and Blind here in Romney, where he rendered faithful service as a teacher form the founding of the school to within a week of the day of his death, a period of forty-three years.  He was also largely instrumental in getting passed through Congress a bill for the free transmission through the mails of literature for the blind.

  He was an active member of the American Assn of Instructors of the Blind, and has attended most of the meetings of that body, frequently serving on its most important committees.  Indeed his life is a splendid example for those afflicted like himself, in showing that the loss of sight is no insurmountable bar to a useful and inspiring life.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

  In early life he married Miss Barbee, of Pendleton Co, who died leaving three children, William Terrill, Guy and Miss Leila Burns.  He alter married Miss Elizabeth Neil, of this locality, who with a son, George and daughter, Miss Lucy N, survive him.

  Mr Johnson’s death will be mourned and regretted by a circle of friends and acquaintances which will include persons in nearly every state in the Union.

  Funeral services were held Mon afternoon in the Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev Dr Brooke.  Interment in Indian Mound Cemetery.  –Hampshire Review, Feb 11, 1913.



  Martine T Krepps, formerly of Harper’s Ferry, but who for several years past has lived in Washington, died in that city last Thurs.  Mr Krepps was 95 years old, and is said to have been the oldest member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in the world.  For over seventy years he had been a member of that order.  In his earlier life, Mr Krepps was a gun inspector in the great government armory at Harper’s Ferry, and had a wide acquaintance in this section.  –Shepherdstown Register



  John H Buzzard, former sheriff of Morgan county and for many years a justice of the peace, and a prominent citizen died at his home in Berkeley Springs, W Va,, Sun morning, aged 87 years.  Death was due to the infirmities of old age. During the Civil War, he was conductor on a Pullman sleeper between Baltimore and Cumberland. He is survived by three sons and three daughters, all living at Berkeley Springs, except W N Buzzard, of Elkins W Va. The funeral will occur this afternoon.



  Mrs Wm D Stewart, Water Street, Keyser, was found dead in bed Sat morning about 6 o’clock, Feb 8, 1913.  For a long time, Mrs Stewart had not been in good health, but of late had been much better. That night she had been out looking after a sick neighbor and came home and retired at her usual time not complaining any.  Towards morning her husband was talking to her and she was not complaining, but when he went to call her to get up that morning he found her dead.  Mr Stewart was in her 50th year.  Her maiden name was Nannie Sedwick Duling.  She is survived besides the husband by three children, Miss Helen, Harry and Thomas Stewart.

  The burial took place Mon at 2 o’clock at Queens Point Cemetery, following a funeral sermon in the M E Church, by Rev Franck H Havenner, pastor.



  Mrs Anna B Murray, of Keyser, who was taken to Allegany hospital in Cumberland last week for an operation after an unanticipated relapse, died in the hospital there Wed morning, Feb 12, 1913.
  The death of this widely known and most estimable lady is received as a shock by her many Keyser friends, they believing that the crisis in her case had been successfully passed.  But it appears, aggravated complications necessitated a second operation from which her prostrated vitalities failed to rally.

  The body was brought home Wed night and rests in a handsome casket, covered with beautiful floral tributes, where the many friends have called to take a last look at their friend. Tomorrow the funeral will take place.  Interment will be at Piedmont.



  Died, in Sapulpa, Oklahoma (formerly of Keyser), Feb. 7, 1913, Carter, son of Mr and Mrs Albert Smith, aged 4 years, 2 months and 27 days.
  thus passed from earth to Heaven one of the sweetest children we have ever known. In little Carter we have lost the darling of our hearts and one of the most promising children.  His unusual intelligence and goodness won for him a warm place in the hearts of all who knew him and the home once made happy by his joyous life, is now the abode of sorrow.  Yet, we know we shall meet him again. May this transplanting of a beautiful flower lend new attractions to the home over which Death has cast a shadow.
  Dearest baby, thou hast left us,
 And our hearts are bleeding yet;
  But ‘tis God who hath bereft us,
  And we willingly submit.
  By one who loved him.



  Mrs John F Baker, an aged woman of the neighborhood of New Creek who died Tues, was buried Wed at the McDonald burying grounds, near her home, following funeral services by Rev Roberts, of The Christian Church.  The deceased was a faithful Christian worker and highly respected. She is survived by the husband, who is an old man, and ten children, all at home.



  Of Frances Catherine, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Joseph Blackburn, who was born Feb 3,1913, and died Feb 6, 1913.
 This little one was mother’s pride
  But not for many days,
 For God thought best and called this babe,
  To come with him and stay.
 Three brief days, and this little one,
  Left father and mother to weep,
 But cease to weep for little Frances,
  For she is only asleep.
  By Her Aunt



  Mrs Elizabeth L Sheppard, 89, widow of George Shephard, died Sun night at her home in Darkesville W Va. She was the daughter of the late Jacob Light, and a member of a prominent Berkeley County family.  The remains were taken to Moorefield for interment.



Little Blanche Messick the four year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Messick, who live several miles up the river, was so badly burned last Thurs morning that she died Sat morning.  With two other children she was playing in a room where there was an open fire, and in some manner the clothing of the little girl caught from the fire, and she was soon badly burned, probably inhaling the flames.  The other children also received burns in trying to put out the fire, and Mr Messick, who rushed to the child’s rescue, was badly burned about the hands, but he succeeded in putting out the flames.  Dr Thomas was immediately summoned and did what he could for the little sufferer, but she was beyond help and died at the time stated.
  Funeral services were held Sun afternoon, conducted by Rev J L Luttrell.  Interment was at Ebenezer. – Hampshire Review of 11th.


Charlestown W Va  -

  Thomas W Gill, of Middleway, died Sun aged 40 years.


Winchester Va

Harry Carr Baker, 45 years old, a prominent farmer and Presbyterian church man, died near here Sat after a several days illness of acute rheumatism.  He leaves a widow, formerly  Miss Edmonia Stine, four children, four brothers, all of this section and one sister, Mrs Ernest Fellers, of Washington.


  Apparently restored to perfect health following a surgical operation recently, Miss Octavia Kline, 40 years old a member of a prominent family, died suddenly Mon as she was about to leave the hospital for her home near town.


  George A Timberlake, 74 years old, died at his home in Frederick county Mon.  In accordance with a wish expressed by him, his body will be buried in Stonewall (Confederate) Cemetery here.


Harrisonburg Va

  Miss Susan Kinker, 60 years old, daughter of the late Rev St Jo* Kinker, is dead near Mauretown, Shenandoah county.  She leaves four brothers and sisters.



  Philip Rinker of near Bayard, Grant Co, born Dec 1, 1822, died Feb 3, 1913, aged 90 years, 2 months and 3 days.  He was well until four days previous to his death, when he contracted a severe cold which caused his death. He was born near Bayard, and moved to Hampshire Co in 1834, near Purgittsville, where he remained until 1878, when he returned to Grant C o, where he spent the remainder of his life.

  He leaves an aged companion, 87 years of age, and seven children, three boys and four girls; four preceding him to the spirit world.  The children surviving are as follows:
  Jemima High, David and Edward of Hampshire Co; Maggie E Paugh of Keyser, Mary C  B(urges) and Nora Rinker of Grant Co and Isaac of Garrett Md.

  Mr Rinker began life as a pioneer in the wilderness, his son Isaac, cutting the first stick of timber on the farm.  The first years of their life in the wilderness were years of toil and hardships. The first feed for their stock was buckwheat straw within linn or basswood brush broken off and cured when the leaves were green. They used the bark of trees to cover their buildings with.  He was permitted to live to a good old age.  He spent sixty years of married life, and was a member of the Brethren church for over 30 years.

  Funeral services were conducted by the writer at the old home.  Interment also on the home farm.

  Lorenzo H Fike.


Fairmont W Va

  J E Powell, aged 38 years, died Mon from a typhoid fever. He was formerly a newspaper man and City Treasurer of Fairmont. His widow and one daughter survive.  He was the son of Lamar Powell, a veteran newspaper man.



  Mrs Margaret Gay Brown, mother of William Gay Brown, member of congress from the Second W Va district, died Sat at Kingwood at an advanced age. Her husband was the late William G Brown who served in Congress both from Va and W Va before the Civil War.  Mrs Brown knew much about the social life at the capital in the stirring days proceeding and during the war. She was a daughter of the late Matthew Gay, who was a prominent lawyer of Morgantown. Congressman Brown is the only child.



  Prof Cyrus H Herbert, w well known Berkely county educator and for the past two years principal of the Mason school, in Martinsburg W Va, died at his home there Mon night of pneumonia, aged 41 years.  He was a son of the late William A Herbert, of  Washington county Md. He is survived by his widow and two children.



  Hampton Chesshire, section foreman for the
B&O railroad at Patterson Creek W Va, died early yesterday morning, aged 62 years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs W Logsdon and Mrs Oscar Johnson, Patterson’s Creek and Mrs Kesecker of Baltimore; and one son, George, of Springfield.



  Struck as his train entered the Kingwood tunnel of the B&O railroad, near Tunnelton, yesterday morning, E J Burton, a brakeman, was instantly killed.

  Burton was front brakeman on the westbound freight train and left his companions in the engine cab a few minutes before the tunnel was reached.
  When he did not return to the engine the fireman became anxious as to his safety and went on the train to look for him.  Just before reaching Thornton, the fireman found Burton, stretched out on one of the box cars, lying face downward in a pool of blood.  He was dead when the fireman reached him.
  Burton was 23 years old. He had been with the company but a short while, coming to Cumberland from Philadelphia, where he leaves a wife.
 His body was tattooed from head to foot, and a large number of curious persons called at Undertaker McCabe’s in Grafton to see the curious markings.
  Burton was formerly a fireman on one of the North Atlantic dreadnoughts.  –Cumb Press of 11th.


  Cumberland Md, Feb 9 –

In a collision on the Western Md Railway at Gormania, 60miles south of here, this morning , when a passenger train from Cumberland to Elkins ran into a freight train, David H Stewart, aged 45 years old, of Ridgeley W Va, conductor of the freight train, was fatally injured.  He died upon reaching the Western Md Hospital here.
  The injured are:
  J W Troxell, this city, brakeman, on the freight train, head cut.
  H J Ghour, Ridgeley, fireman on the passenger train, wrist sprained.
  The freight train, south bound, was standing on the main track awaiting the arrival of another crew, as the crew of the train had been on  duty 16 hours. It is said the operator forgot to notify the passenger train of the location of the freight train, which had been held back by a derailment.
  Stewart and Troxell were asleep in the caboose, which was badly mashed.  Four cars ahead of it were buckled.
  The passenger engine was not much damaged and latter pulled the train through to Elkins.  The passengers were shaken, but none was injured.
  Stewart is survived by his wife and three children, the oldest being 5 years old.


  Mrs Jos Malcolm has been right ill the past few weeks.

  Mrs Arza Furbee has been on the sick list the past week or so.

  Dick Chipley, of Moorefield, was here last Mon on business.

  Edward Bailey, of Westernport, was visiting friends here Tues.

  Mrs Dr Richard Gerstell is ill at her home with an attack of diphtheria.

  W H Nefflen, who has been a grip victim for a few days, is around again.

  Mrs J M Bright and son Trix spent last Sat in Cumberland.

  Mrs T P Leps and little daughter left Mon for Pocomoke, Md, on a visit.

  W L Hanes was home last Sun.  He is foreman of the shops at Hagerstown.

  W S Secrist of the S&T Hardware Co, has been on the sick list the past week.

  Anthony Whetzel is nursing a sore hand, having caught a finger on a revolving saw.

  James Hardway is now at Keyser working on the Mountain Echo there.  –Kingwood Argus.

  Mrs Lawrence Rizer was operated on at the Hoffman Hospital Mon for appendicitis.

  Leslie McCoole is acting as freight agent at Westernport during the temporary absence of the agent.

  Chief of Police M P Brennan, of Westernport, who had been visiting at Ridgeville, has returned home.

  Mrs Joseph Guy and sister, Miss Leola Rieves, of Westernport, spent Tues here with friends.

  Martha Lee, the little daughter of Dr and Mrs W J Koelz, is ill with an attack of pneumonia.

   Rev N Alkire who is now on a charge a Calcutta W Va, came in Tues on a short visit to his brothers.

   Clarence Smith, of Burlington was in town Mon night.  He has about recovered from his accident last week.

  Miss Emma O Kiefer has gone to Keyser, where she will spend several weeks.  –Berkeley Springs Post of 6th.

  Sam Dawson of Lord, has come to his home in Keyser, suffering with a sore arm caused by vaccination.

  Sol R Hott of Burlington, was here Wed night on his way home from a business trip to Cumberland.

Mrs Morris Jones and little son, of Williamsport, who spent a few days here with relatives returned home Tues.

  Mrs Louie Barton, of Hagerstown Md, arrived Mon on a visit to the home of her uncle, Dr F P Shehley.

  Harry Carskadon and Miss Frances Kinsey went to Altoona, Pa, Wed to spend a few days with Mrs. C J Webb.

  Mr Walter Baker, of Pedro Kiguel, Panama, who ahs been home in Piedmont for three weeks, sailed form NY Sat for Panama.

  Mr and Mrs Harry Vernon have moved into their new home down on Armstrong Street annex.  They have one of the snuggest little homes in this section.

  I V Inskeep of Martin, administrator of the late Geo B Shank, has been taking proof of accounts, against the estate a few days this week, returning home yesterday.

  Miss Marie Moore, who has been with her sister, since the death of her father, left Mon for her home at Buffalo NY, and was accompanied by her sister, Mrs W H Griffith, and little daughter, who will spend a few weeks with her.

  Mrs J E Offner, has returned from Parsons, where she had been with relatives.

  Mrs W C Kinsey and Mrs Earl H Smith and son Herndon, went to Manhelm last Sat to pay Mrs Louis Millholland a short visit. Mrs Smith and son expect to return to their home at Fairmont from there.  Mrs Kinsey returned Wed.

  Mr Judson Blackman, who has an interest in a hardware store at New Martinsville, was in this city over Sun seeing friends.  It is interesting to hear Jud tell about wading about in his store, in his bare feet, recently during the flood, getting good in out of the wet.  At this time he wanted to come back to his beloved Parsons.  –Tucker Democrat of 6th.

  Mrs T J Wilt, of Headsville, was in town yesterday on business.

  Dr Copeland, of Kitzmiller, was in town yesterday on business.

  Mrs W E Woolf, left this morning for Baltimore on a short trip.

  Mr F Utterback of Grafton, spent the last week here with friends.

  Mrs B Schilansky of Thomas, spent Mon here with friends.

  Attorney H G Shores was at Blaine and Kitzmilller Wed on business.

  Miss Suit Reynolds ahs been a sufferer the past week from a severe attack of tonsillitis

  Mr Millard Davis, of South Cumberland, came up last Sun to pay relatives a short visit.

  Mr David Linn of Cumberland, is visiting his daughters and shaking hands with old friends.

  On invitation from the pastor, Rev O A Price will fill the pulpit of Rev Mr Lacy at Winchester Va, next Sun.

  H S Pulliam and son Walter, have returned from the East.  In NJ they visited Mr Pulliam’s sister, Mrs Lockeup.

  Dempsey Rice went to Littleton W Va Sun in answer to a dispatch that his half brother W A Hawkins was seriously ill.

  Mrs Harry Adams who is ill, was taken to the Western Md Hospital at Cumberland, last Sun for treatment.

  Mrs Walter Lowry returned home last Mon from Roseville, Ohio, where she was called some weeks ago by the death of her mother.

  Miss Frankie Simmons left last Sun night for Philadelphia, where she entered the Episcopal hospital to be a trained nurse.

  Mr and Mrs C K  Devires, of the Reynolds Hotel, have been spending the past week with Mr and Mrs Jas Carskadon, at Headsville.

  Mrs Poplin and two daughters returned to their home on Main Street, last Sat from Baltimore, where they have been since first of last Dec.

  Mrs Albert Steiding of McCoole, was at Lonaconing from last Sat to Mon having been called there by the illness of her niece, Mrs Bradburn.

  Will Keller, of Indianapolis, Ind, who spent a few days here, left yesterday for home.  His wife has been under the doctor’s care here for some time.

  Messrs Lewis Newton of Luke, and Robert Stanley of Piedmont, were sent to Keyser hospital on Sun with cases of typhoid fever.

  Miss Anna Vossler, who has been the guest of Mrs John Wilt for a few days, left this afternoon for her home in Keyser.  –Elkins Inter Mt of 12th.

  Mrs A F Cunningham has returned from a visit to her daughter, Mrs Lois Berry in NY and will make her home in South Cumberland.  –Cumberland Press of 10th.

  Mrs Stanley Bender and Mrs Grant Pugh of Kitzmiller, stopped off here last Fri and Sat with Mrs Ed Harrison on their way home form a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Mr H S Richardson, of Piedmont, went to Baltimore to meet his daughter, Miss Mary, a student in Vassar College, Paugh-keepsie, who is to be operated on in the Monumental City today by Dr Finey, at the Protestant Church Home.

  Mr and Mrs Wm Sollars of Claysville, were down for a few days the first of the week at the home of Mrs Sollar’s parents, Dr and Mrs F P Stehley, and were accompanied home by their cousin, Mrs Louie Barton for a few days visit.

  Mrs Earnest Kline, Union street, visited friends in Keyser this week.
  Prof King of the Keyser Preparatory School, was in Oakland last Sat, having accompanied his brother here from Baltimore, where the latter was a patient in one of the hospitals of that city for several weeks.  –Oakland Republican.

  Mrs W H Barger sold a double house on D street Sat to R S Haislip.

  Levi Shoemaker died Mon night at Berlin, Somerset County, Pa.  He was 101 years old on the ninth of lst Jan.  Every president except Washington lived during his lifetime.

  Barton – Mrs Mary C Green, 69 years old, died Sat night at her home here.  She was the widow of John H Green.  One son, John O J Green, Commissioner of Westernport and member of the last Md House of Delegates from Allegany Co and one daughter, Miss Nannie M Green, survive.

  Dr Web Ravenscroft returned Fri evening from a visit to his parents near Dawson.  Mr and Mrs Ravenscroft will shortly celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.

  Mrs M Trenton of Keyser, spent several days last week with her mother, Mrs Margaret Lawton.

  Miss Mae Arnold has been sick for the last week.  –Oakland Democrat of 13th.

  Mrs Leah Sincell, of Oakland, is visiting her daughter, Mrs Olin F Durst at Lonaconing.  –Oakland Journal of 15th.

  For Sale:  Seven room house and lot; gas and water; front side and back porches; concrete walks, 225 N Water St.  Mrs W L Hanes.

  For the best oysters in town go to Greenwade’s.


   McIlwee’s Band will play for the Fair at the rink tonight.

  Mrs C B Gosnell, of Morgantown, is visiting friends here.

  Mrs J W Greenholt, has returned from a visit to Baltimore.

  Born Sun, Feb 9th, to Mr and Mrs Lawrence Grayson, a son.

  Mr J W Ravenscroft and son Fred have returned home from a visit to Wheeling.

  Mrs Ira Matlick of McCoole, returned Wed night from a visit to Baltimore.

  I H Offner, has been appointed as administrator of the late J W Wagoner.

  Mrs Jas H Dayton of F street, is able to be about, the first since last fall, as she is suffering from rheumatism.

  Mrs Clyde Wilt of the W VA Junction, has been called to Willdell W Va, on account of the serious illness of her mother, who underwent a serious operation at a Baltimore hospital.

  T S Wilson has returned this week from Grant Co, this being his second trip, bringing with him a party of young men who will work at the shops here.  They are Ernest Redmond, Lawson Southerly, Albert Baker and Mervin Gilmore.

  The engagement of Miss Helen Link, daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm C Link, of near Shepherdstown, to Rev John W Link, of Strasburg Va, has been announced.  The wedding will take place the coming spring.

  The B&O is still hiring all the men they can get at the car shops.  So far they have secured about 50 colored men who are engaged in tearing damaged cars to pieces preparatory to being rebuilt.

  Sat evening at Piedmont, W B Kinney of Keyser, a special officer in the B&O Railway service, arrested T H Griffith, and turned him over to the Taylor co authorities, where he stand indicted for horse stealing.

  W W Welker will break ground soon for a rooming and boarding house on the corner of Piedmont and D streets.  It will have 36 rooms, and will be located very conveniently to the B&O roundhouse and west yards.

  Mrs Alma Clay and children are visiting in Cumberland.

  Mr J Grayson and wife, of Cumberland, and Mrs Clary of Deer Park, spent part of last week here, the guests of Mrs Alma Clary.  –Lock Lyn Cor. Oakland Journal.


  C W Ervin, a Mineral County justice located at Blaine, made hunting with a ferret expensive to four young men who were brought before him.  The fines and costs aggregated $57.


  Dr W J Koelz has been appointed on the Keyser Board of Education to fill out the unexpired term caused by the death of J W Wagoner.


  Speaking of happenings twenty years ago, the Piedmont Herald, last week says:
  The new Presbyterian church at Keyser was dedicated last sun.

  The W Va Pulp Co of Davis, have their mill in operation, making the first pulp last Tues.  This is a branch of the Piedmont mill.

  The Piedmont Social club will give a grand benefit ball at the Opera House, Feb 13, for the benefit of Mr Jeff R Combs.  Tickets will be sold at 75 cents each.


  An 8 foot black snake as big as a man’s arm has been keeping watch over E Z Grittith’s plantation, near Luray, for several years.  The snake has kept the premises unusually free of rats since taking up its abode on the farm. Its accustomed haunt is Mr Griffith’s barn.


  Notice is hereby given that at the meeting of the stockholders of the Keyser Milling Co, a corporation created an organization under the laws of the State of W Va, held at the law office of William MacDonald on East street, in Keyser, on the 28th day of Jan, 1913, the following resolutions were adopted.

  Therefore Be It Resolved, That this company do be mutually dissolved, and all of its charter and franchise rights and privileges be surrendered to the State f W Va; and that its assets be martialed and that all of the debts of the co, including any unpaid license tax, be ascertained, liquidated and discharged, and that the rest and residue of the property remaining be divided and disbursed among the stockholders of this company in proportion to the amount of stock held and owned by each stockholder, ad that the President and Treasurer of the company report all assets, debts and liabilities, together with a list of the stockholders, at a meeting of the stockholders to be held Fri, March 8th, 1913, at the law offices of William MacDonald on the East street, in Keyser Mineral Co, W Va, and to report such information as may be necessary to enable a final winding up and closing of the business affairs of this corporation.

Given under my hand this 28th day of Jan, 1913.  J G Keolz, President of Keyser Milling Co.


  Oakland Md , Feb 10.
  The damage suit instituted against the city of Oakland by Mrs Loretta Bush for injuries received while walking on a board walk near her home was settled by Mrs Bush being allowed $300 and $25 for her expenses.


  Circuit Court convened Tues with Judge Reynolds on the bench.  The following persons composed the grand jury:

  R G Richardson, foreman; H B Carroll, D A Arnold, F V Eppler, W J Leatherman, A H Metcalfe, M L Stagg, P H Keys, C M Tasker, S P Umstott, J T Vandegrift, B H Ward, John Wiseman, Floyd Knight, W W Long, D T Greenwade.

  The jury returned twenty indictments, six for felony and fourteen misdemeanors.

  Of the six felonies, one is against Clarence Grandstaff, for shooting Mrs Bridget Cunningham, a short time ago, in her home in Piedmont.

  Policeman C W Minear, of Piedmont, is indicted for a felony, frightfully beating up one Fred Hellam, who he claims resisted arrest. Hellam’s face and head was cut and bruised.

  Frank Napoli, an Italian, was indicted for a felony for writing threatening another Italian near Piedmont.

  Robert Burley, a colored boy, was indicted for a felony for shooting Jas W Fairfax in the Swan Pond section of this county.

  Two other felonies are suppressed of publication for the present.

  Some of the misdemeanors are likewise held up.

  The jury was discharged on Wed.

  Geo B Junkins was appointed as trustee of Blake Chapel in place of Wm Junkins, deceased.

  Chas Green, was appointed trustee for the M E Church at Wabash to fill a vacancy.

  Earl Coleman, Hubert Dawson and George Copeland were appointed trustees for the M E Church at Oakmont to fill vacancies.

  The petit jury is summoned for the 17th, when jury cases will be heard.


  A pleasant surprise party was tendered Floyd Mills, aged 14 year as, son of Mr and Mrs. Isaac Mills, on North Main Street, last night.  The event was very enjoyable.  Games were indulged and refreshments served.  Those present were:  Elizabeth Wagner, Hallie Hoover, Viola Wildermann, Edna Squires, Madge Whiteman, Nita Shaffer, Frances Harmision, Helen Warner, Mable Stone, Annie Kolkhorst, Stewart Arnold, Lloyd Mills, Raymond Bright, Wallis Locke, James Newcome, John Newcome and James Yarnell.


  Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice at Keyser W Va, week ending Feb 13, 1913.

  Mrs Mary E Berry, Miss Dollie Bowers, Mrs Mary Feaster, Miss Mollie Feaster, Miss Pearl Moore, Miss Eveline Murphy, Miss Lizzie Thompson, Jac Cregg, Richard Bell, Hilleary Dawson, A V Duckworth, Earl Ford, Jno Lehmann, Jno Lynch, G W Fretwell, D C Shaffer, Edward Trainor, L A Vest.


  Report of the Claysville School, for the fourth month, ending Feb 7, 1913.

  Pupils enrolled, Boys 20, girls 7, total 27.

  Average daily attendance, boys 15, girls 5, total 20.

  Percent of attendance, boys 91, girls 93, total 92.

  Honor Roll – Floyd Carnell, Harry Boyd, Ophir Burgess, Mahlon Burgess, Fred Boseley, Lorin Carnell, Walter Houdyshell, George Houdyshell, Myrtle Boseley, Geneva Carnell. 

  Bessie H Ebert, Teacher.

Winchester Va

  Thrown headlong from a bicycle and landing face down on broken stone after being run into by an automobile Mon, John Eaton, lies in a pro***ious condition at his home here suffering from many gashed and bruises all over his face and body.

  Fire, believed to have been of incendiary origin, destroyed a large barn on the farm of Hugh A Funk, near Stephens City, Mon.  Five horses, three mules, three cows, a silo, carriage, implements, harness and hay were destroyed. The damage is $4,000.



 On Sun afternoon, last, a Paul, son of Mr and Mrs R * Nevel, who moved to Garret Co from Grant Co, W Va, about three years ago, purchased the Isaac W Tompson farm over in District No * and was riding a young horse, the animal started to run and fell on the ice, throwing the young man off and breaking his leg below his knee.  Both bones on the leg were broken.


  Last Tues Chas Inskeep of McCoole, who while adjusting something about the ar**q*ipment of his train at McKinzie fell under the wheels and had a foot cut off at the ankle.  He is a brakeman.  At best he is a permanent cripple and Keyser has had its share of the awful toll of railroading in one-armed and one-legged men.

  Harry Wright, a young brakeman in Keyser yards, was knocked from his train and his collar bone broken.

  L A Brewer, fell against a projecting part of a car and fractured his skull, so it is stated and is in a bad condition.  He is a car builder.


  Last Wed afternoon Mrs H G Wilson entertained the New Era Circle and a few friends in a charming manner.  IT was the regular meeting of the Circle, but Mrs Wilson gave them a surprise in the way of a valentine tea.  The table was beautifully decorated in the circle colors, and the favors were fancy valentines, and on each of those for the unmarried ladies was a catchy little verse explaining why they were not married.  The reading of these caused much merriment.  The place cards were hand painted by Miss Pauline Wilson, and on each was a heart and some attractive scene.  An elaborate supper was served.  The out-of-town guests were Mrs H R Stotler, of Piedmont; Mrs C W Wilison of Cumberland, and Miss Eloise Wilson of Bier.


  Mr A V Douglas has moved his tailoring and cleaning establishment into the rooms over Keenan’s Pool Rooms, where he has more and better facilities to handle his growing business.  As a novelty in Keyser, Mr Douglas is showing a line of “limited” price clothing, no suit in the lot (and there is a line embracing every popular cloth and design for spring and summer) over $18.00.  the limited price idea protects you from paying too much and gives you a range of patterns to select form to be found in unlimited price lines up to $35.


  In honor of their little son, Arnold, Mr and Mrs. Roy Rafter, gave a birthday party at their home on Mozelle Street, on the afternoon of Feb 7th, he being five years old.  He received many useful presents.  Games and music were enjoyed and refreshments were served.  Those present were:  Margaet and Lillian Harrison, Florence Purington, Margaret and Annie McIlwee, Viola Umstot, Helvia Neville, Virginia Rafter, Earl Purington, Earl Umstot, Richard Caldwell, Chas Reynolds, Lloyd Gaston, Willard Davis, Adia Hott, Marion Harrison, Arnold and Glen Rafter. Really the little folks had a most pleasant afternoon of it.


  Mr Jas B Rees has sold his farm on Pattersons Creek, near Rees Mills, to Mrs Parmelia Cumberledge, of Marion County.  She is the mother-in-law of J K Staggers.  The price paid was $12,000.


  Eight room house, and 2 lots; all modern conveniences; 28 F Street, Call for price and terms.  Zack Stewart, Keyser W Va


  Brown leghorn chickens $8 per dozen.   Millard Twigg, Keyser W Va


  Homer Walker’s residence, near Headsville, on the Beaver Run Rd, was entirely destroyed by fire last Mon morning with all of its contents.  The fire started about nine o’clock in the morning.  It is supposed that a stove pipe in a room upstairs fell off from which the fire started.


  At a congregational meeting held Sat by members of the Keyser Evangelical Lutheran Church, a call by unanimous vote to the pastorate of this church, was extended H F Baughman, a theological student, who will be graduated in June from the Gettysburg Pa, Lutheran Seminary.


  Sat afternoon, the Mineral Co Horticultural Society held a meeting that was well attended, nearly all of the leading fruit growers of the county present.  The following officers were re-elected:  P M Dayton, President; A V Park, vice president; T T Huffman, secretary; H H Hoffman, treasurer. 


  The famous Capon Springs property, in the lower end of the county, has been sold. Chas F Nelson, wife and son, the recent owners, have conveyed it to Howard M Ethison, of Washington DC. The deed was filed for record in the County court Clerk’s office here last week.  It conveys all the property in and around the famous springs except one house and lot which the Nelson’s reserved, as well as some outlaying mountain tracts.  The price was $36,000.  the main building was burned a couple of years ago, but it is understood the new owner will rebuild it and that the old place will boom once more.

  Another important transaction in real estate made last weed was the sale, by Jas W Thompson, of Three Churches, of his orchard on what is termed the “home place.”  Mr Thompson recently built a new residence some distance below the old one. The sale is of the orchard and property above the county road. G P Miller was the purchaser.  Whether he bought it for himself or some one else is not stated. The price is said to have been $13,000.  –Hampshire Review.


  The teachers of Cabin Run and Welton Districts met in join institute at Burlington Sat, Feb 8.  the meeting was called to order at 10 am by Supt Thrush.  Rev A A P Neel conducted the devotional exercises.  Principal John Dunkle, of the Keyser High School, was then introduced and gave a thought0-getting talk upon “community Interest”.  Following this Capt J W Vandiver, one time supt of the Mineral Co Schools, gave in his pleasing manner a word of welcome to the teachers.  The institute then recessed for noon and the teachers and their friends enoyed to the fullest the unbounded hospitality of the Burlington people.

  In the afternoon session, a number of Round Table topics were discussed and much benefit derived therefrom.  Among the  number, Rev Neel led with the subject,” The Teacher and Discipline”; Mr Dunkle, “District Supervision”’ Miss Neel, “The Unusual Child”; Miss Cunningham, “Teaching to Think”; Mr Holmes, “Seat Study,” and Captain Vandiver, “The School And The Community.”

  While Mr Vandiver was talking the T M & P engine began to choo-choo and he, knowing the signs, advised the institute to adjourn if any part of it wanted to get away by the railroad.  So at 3:30 the meeting adjourned, the afternoon session having begun at 1 o’clock.  While not nearly all the teachers of the two districts were present, a very profitable meeting was held and it is believed that all went away encouraged in their work.  Mr Holmes and Miss Neel, teachers of the Burlington school, deserve mention for having looked after the local arrangements.  Also in addition to the regular program, Miss Neel had some very interesting work from her room in the way of a recitation, a composition and a song.
 The teachers present were:  Misses Myrtle Bond, Sabina Neel, Florence Cheshire, Bertha Whipp, Cora Whip, Lena Leatherman and Helen Cunningham; W E Holmes and H A Mulledy.


  W N Offutt, Jr, demonstrator for Mr C E Gates, who represents the Overland Automobile Co, at Medford, Oregon, is considered one of the best and nerviest auto drivers in southern Oregon.  He holds several records that will be hard to beat.  One record is a night run from Grants Pass, Ore, to Crescent City, Calif, a distance of  one hundred miles, over one of the most difficult, and dangerous roads on the coast.  His brother, R J Offutt, accompanied him on this trip.  He also made the record run the second of last March from Medford Ore, to Hornbrook, Cal, and returned, a distance of 122 miles in 8 hours, when the trail across the Sisklyou Mts was blocked with snow and ice and mud.
  He also entered the 60 miles auto race at Medford last Fourth of July and well in the lead, at 47 miles in 48minutes when one of his tires flew off, which lost him the race.
  Mr Offutt is a first class machinist and automobile man, and very popular and much sought after by automobile men.  He is a native of Keyser W Va, he having moved West about three years ago.

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Frank Harpine, 62 years old, is dangerously ill with pellagra near Qucksburg, Shenandoah county.  This is the second case of pellagra ever reported in the Valley of Va.  A patient from Cootes Store, Rockingham Co, died at the University Hospital, Charlottesville about four years ago.


  The Alva G Harmon mentioned in the following dispatch from Cumberland dated last Sat is well known here, having traveled considerably in this section:
  “Suit was brought in the circuit Court here yesterday by William H Griffith, attorney of Keyser W Va, against the Cumberland Council, United commercial Travelers, for $6,300 insurance alleged to be due to the estate of Alva G Harmon, traveling salesman, who was found under a railroad trestle here, several months ago, his death resulting from injury and exposure.  It was thought that Harman wandered up the railroad track and fell from the trestle.  His mother is his principal heir.  The family lives in Tucker Co, W Va, in the vicinity of Parsons.  Harman traveled for a Cumberland Firm.