November 14, 1913
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY THE KEYSER
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BY CANDY SHILLINGBURG
FEBRUARY 15, 2003
Mr H A Mulledy of near Romney, was a pleasant visitor here from Thursday until Monday. He taught our school last winter, but is not teaching now, and expects to start to Florida one week from today.
Miss Alma Grayson, who has been in Keyser for about two months, returned home yesterday
Mrs Edward Rush of Keyset was a recent visitor in this vicinity
Surveyor D G Martin is doing some work this week near Alaska, and Patterson's Creek
Miss Rosalie Homan has been visiting a few days at Terra Alta
Mr and Mrs Wheat Clary of Fostoria, O, visited his sister, Mrs V M Grayson, last week. They had come to Deer Park to attend the funeral of his father, Rev W H Clary
Our school is progressing very nicely under the management of Seymour Pyles
Wilber Rotruck of Martin, was in our village one day last week.
The first snow storm of the season came in great violence last Sunday. Monday morning the snow was eight to ten inches deep and snow drifts were piled six feet high. A half a dozen or more school teachers were snow bound. Three teachers did not get to their schools on Monday, and several others lost a half a day.
Fruit was very scarce this year in some of the mountain orchards. One little school girl remarked the other day: "We had six apples in our orchard and one bunch of grapes in the grape arbor. The apples were sour and I fed them to my pet squirrels."
Senator N G Keim, of Elkins, visited his brother, Dr P S Keim, last week
Mrs R M Dean, Miss Cora Keim, Mr and Mrs D C Arnold, Messrs Fred Ravenscraft, Walter Simpson, Clifton Gurd, all saw Ben Hur at Cumberland last week. The two music teachers, Misses Myrtle Umstot and Nina Cogan, hurried their lesson last Saturday and saw Ben Hur.
Mr Wm Biggs had a badly mashed finger. It was hurt by the motor at mine No 20
Conductor Wm Jones has a severe case of blood poisoning in one of his feet. He has been off duty for about ten days.
Miss Ottie Shobe, accompanied by her mother, Mrs Mary Ravenscraft, and Dr Stewart consulted Dr Jones at Cumberland last week concerning a serious affection of the ear.
That patient sufferer, Thomas Wilson Ashby, closed his eyes to the scenes of earth Nov. 6, 1913, aged 65 years, 4 months and 24 days. With the news of his death came a sigh of relief to know that his sufferings were over, but with it also came the keen sense of the loss of a good man to the community. He leaves a wife who was Miss Hannah Dixon, sister of Mr Wm T Dixon, but no children. Mr Ashby was a man of convictions and always took an active part in politics being a Republican. He was pleasant in his manners and was a genial whole souled man. In the early days of Elk Garden, he was engaged in the business of butchering. Later, he and sheriff J Frank Dixon formed a partnership in farming and stock raising. They were successful in this as they were in other business transactions. Mr Ashby was born in Crellin, near Oakland Md. He is the first of seven adult brothers to pass away. He is also survived by three sisters. "Uncle Tom" as he was familiarly known will be missed. He died a triumphant death, having made peace with his maker. The funeral services took place on Sunday. Rev John A Shockey, pastor of the deceased, preached a touching and comforting sermon. A choir sang the hymns that were so much loved by the departed. They were " Home of the Soul", "Sometime we'll understand", "Nearer My God, to Thee." The funeral services were held at his late home, the old Dixon place, and the body was interred in the family burying ground. Although the day was cold and stormy there was quite a number at the funeral.
The Elk Garden Literary last Friday evening discussed the question: Resolved, That the United States should adopt one cent postage on first class mail matter. Affirmative: L O Taylor and James Norman, Negative, D C Arnold and R M Dean. Decision is in favor of the affirmative. There were other interesting features. The school room was crowded. Mothers came with their babies.
Mrs Wm Jones and Mes Wm Smith were among those who saw Ben Hur
Rev Secrist, pastor of the U B Church, at Dayton Va, preached at Elk Garden last Sunday evening.
Mr Wade Liller is teaching in the Nethken Hill school. There are no vacancies in Elk District now.
Press of 7th
Mrs O M Smith who has been visiting her mother at Keyser, returned home Thursday
Mrs Annie Wood, of Lost City, accompanied by Mrs Branson Wood, of Moorefield, spent the day Tuesday with Mrs Mack Hutton
Mrs M A Smith, who has been spending a few days in Keyser, came home Thursday
Miss Virginia Ervin left the first of the week for a visit to friends in Baltimore and other points
Misses Margaret Keller and Emma Harmison, of Romney, were weekend guests of Miss Kathleen Welton
Mrs Mattie Shobe, who was on a two months visit to her mother, Mrs Elizabeth Hill, in Pocahontas county, and her sister in Albemarle county, Va, came home last week
On last Saturday there were shipped from the Hampshire Southern depot here 1300 lambs, 250 fat hogs and 25 cattle, three loads of bark and three loads of lumber, fifteen carloads in all.
A charter has been granted to the Petersburg and Columbia Springs Railway Co, to extend from Petersburg to Columbia Springs, Greenbrier county. The incorporators are all Fairmont people.
Examiner of 6th
J Wm Kuykendall left Monday morning for a two weeks visit to his brother J Gibson Kuykendall at Charleston.
Misses Mamie Alexander and Lizzie Williams, who spent a week in Baltimore, returned home Tuesday
Mrs C M Kittle, who has been visiting her parents Mr and Mrs Jos I Cunningham, left Sunday for her home in Chicago
Mrs Eva Stump and Mrs Rogers, who have been visiting Mr and Mrs J H Rogers left Saturday for their home at Paw Paw
M M Bean, who spent a month at Woodstock, has returned to his home here
J R Miley is preparing to move to the Inskeep property, which he recently purchased
Miss Janet Welton left Monday for Philadelphia, for treatment. Mrs Welton accompanied her to that city and will go from there to Newport News to visit her son, Courtney, for a short time.
A W Seymour left Saturday for a weeks visit to her brother, Chas Seymour, near Cumberland
Mrs Walter Wheaton is confined to her home with inflammation rheumatism, at this time and is suffering a great deal
Mrs Jas Cunningham, of Reese's Mills, arrived last week and is the guest of Mrs Lucy Randolph at Mill Island
J S Gamble is moving into his new home this week. Mr Gamble has a comfortable home
Miss Kitty Grace, of Springfield, was visiting her sister Mrs R D Pollock last week. She was accompanied by Mrs J D Grace and Miss Mary Adams
BORN, to Mr and Mrs Brady Vetter, Monday, a daughter.
Mr Walter E Duling of Portsmouth Ohio is home with his father, S R Duling
Miss Ella Hockman of Wabash visited at Mr E A Ludwick's Tuesday
Mr R H Anderson of Emoryville is deer hunting on Patterson's Creek
Mr and Mrs Henry L Duling of Gorman were the guests of his mother, Mrs Minnie Duling, last Sunday
Mr David Ruckman of Barbour county has bought and shipped from here over 2,000 lambs scattering among the farmers over $10,000. Mt Elijah Streets is our most successful lamb grower, having over 200 for sale.
Mrs Jane Ellis is on a visit to relations in Maryland. She has not visited them for several years.
Mr and Mrs Wilbur Ludwick, of Romney, are on a visit to her old home, Mr E R Ludwick. This is her first visit since marrying and some of the young folks gave them a hearty reception with tin pans, circular saws, etc. They did not forget to give their reporter some music as they went home. We only found one fault, and that was the shortness in duration.
Mr and Mrs Daniel B Arnold of Gartner Md visited her brother Mr E A Ludwick, last Friday night. They were on their way to visit relations on Beaver Run
Uncle Nat Kitzmiller was in Keyser last Saturday. He is buying a lot of tiling preparatory to draining his meadows.
Mr Elsworth Roetruck was hurt in the Dartmore mines and died in the Fairmont Hospital Oct. 29, 1913, aged 28 years, 2 months and 17 days. He was the son of Wm Roetruck, who was killed in the Wabash mines several years ago. He was married to Miss Wreatha Frye. They had four children, two of whom, proceeded him to the spirit world several years ago. He was a kind and affectionate father and devoted husband. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and two children, mother, brother and several sisters. He belonged to the order of Odd Fellows and Red Men, and was buried by the latter order in Blake Chapel cemetery, Rev J A Shockey conducting the funeral services. Kight and Barrick were undertakers.
Mr and Mrs Boyd Reed, of Elkins, were visiting friends here last week
Mr and Mrs J F Leatherman and Miss Margaret Whiteman were visiting in Keyser several days last week and having some dental work done
Rev D B Arnold and wife of Oakland are visiting relatives here
Mrs J H Parker was visiting in Romney several days last week
Mr V E Parker was a guest at Stone House last week
Mr and Mrs John H Parker spent several days in Baltimore this week
Rev J H Wilhite is conducting a revival meeting at Trinity Church
Mrs Arthur Tutwiler of Keyser, was visiting relatives here first of the week
The Ladies of Trinity Church will hold a box supper at Union School House Thanksgiving night November 27. All are cordially invited.
Charleston-The Charleston Ministerial Association obtained yesterday in he Kanawha county court, a writ prohibiting the Rev M H Lacy and the Rev H J Hill from performing the marriage ceremony in the court house. The association charged that, while both were regularly ordained ministers, they had made a practice of marrying persons of whom licenses had just been issued and were anxious to have the knot tied quickly. This, the association held, is not in keeping with the ethics of their profession. The writ was made returnable Nov 15, when the defendant ministers will be allowed to show by what authority they have performed the marriage ceremony in the court house.
Wellsburg-The situation remains unchanged in the miner's strike at the Gilchrist and La Belle mines near this city. About 400 men are out. So far the W Va and Pittsburgh Coal Co, who operates the mines, have made no effort to bring in strike breakers. The demands of the miners two days after they walked out are substantially as follows: A working day of eight hours, a check weigh-master on the tipple, recognition of the miners union. The mine operators are willing to concede the first two propositions, but they refuse to recognize the union.
Elkins-The first serious football accident of the season occurred here this afternoon, while in a practice game between two eleven of Davis and Elkins college, Robert Wamsley, of Mill Creek, had his skull fractured just over his eyes in making a tackle. He was removed to the Davis Memorial Hospital, where an operation will be performed this morning. It is not thought that his injuries are dangerous.
Clarksburg-Webster county sure has got some constable. Yesterday this official arrived here with Joseph Ware, a deserter from the United States Army. Despite the fact that Ware admits that he is a deserter, that he is willing to go back and surrender and that he offers no resistance, the constable had prisoner bound with a rope. Ware was taken on to Columbus where the constable will claim a $50 reward offered by the government. Ware's home is at Sago, Webster county, and there the constable resides. As boys they were fast friends. Ware enlisted here in 1911 and admits that he deserted a few weeks ago. He went home, was seen by the constable who had received a notice of the reward and was arrested. The constable said Ware resisted and that he had to call on three friends to help him make the arrest. Ware says the constable was only a little excited.
Phillipi-Delbert H Campbell, laborer in a saw mill here, was missed Tuesday and today was found in the city reservoir. His body was not decomposed, as the weather had been cold. He was intoxicated on Monday night and left the place where he was staying without coat or hat. About 1 o'clock he called at a residence and asked the way to South Phillipi. It is supposed that he wandered on a hill and fell in the reservoir.
Governor Hatfield has appointed the following delegates to represent W Va at the 13th annual Vocational Art and Industrial Federation, to be held in Chicago, November 20 to 22, inclusive, under the auspices of the Artcraft Institute, agricultural, manufacturing, domestic and recreative social interests: C W Kendle, of Huntington, Prof.Odar A Watson, of Fairmont, Dr M L Etsler and William F Welch, of Wheeling, Prof. Harry Hart, of Tunnelton, Prof. L W Burns, of Montgomery, Prof. L E Hatten, of Parsons, and H E Flesher, of Prunytown.
The Ladies of the Davis street M E church will hold a chicken and waffle supper at the church on the evening of November 21. Everybody invited.
TRIP AROUND THE WORLD
The Guild of the Presbyterian Church are arranging for "A Trip Around The World" which will take place Nov 14th. Prepare for the time of your life.
MRS ROSA WARD JOHNSON
Mrs Rosa Ward Johnson, widow of J K Polk Johnson, former treasurer of Piedmont, died Saturday night last at Ardmore, near Philadelphia, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Floyd F Chadwick. One son, Stanley Chadwick, Supt. of motive power of the Iron Mountain Railway, Little Rock, Ark, and besides Mrs Chadwick, two daughters survive, Mrs Taylor Harrison, Piedmont, W Va, and Miss Ethel Chadwick.
THOMAS W ASHBY
Thomas W Ashby died Thursday at Elk Garden, after an illness of several months. For years he was associated in business with the late J Frank Dixon, who was his brother in law. He was a life long Republican and was active in the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife survives, also the following brothers and sisters: Ralph T, Jesse J, Dorsey, Frank, William and Chas. Ashby of Oakland Md, and Mrs Eliza Coneway and Mrs Helen Graham of Oakland, Md, and Mrs Safronia Peasley, of Seattle Washington. The funeral will be held Sunday at 1:30 pm, with the interment at the home burying ground.
IN MEMORY OF THOMAS W ASHBY
Wednesday morning, November 6th, 1913, Thomas W Ashby of Elk Garden,
passed from time to eternity. At the old Dixon homestead, where four
years ago next January, J Frank Dixon had passed away, and where
"Tom", as he was familiarly called, had years ago found his
bride, a happy home and where he had lived all his married life, here
death met him, but found him ready, watching, waiting. We have known
"Tom," personally and intimately for years. We had been
with him on various occasions, so we could learn him well. We knew
that his heart always beat in sympathy and response to the cry of
need. We knew that on sundry occasions a sack was filled with
substantials and sent to the home of some poor needy family. His hand
was ever open, his heart ever willing to help a worthy cause. When
the movement to establish a home for the homeless children was
inaugurated last fall the name of T W Ashby and wife was pledged for
one hundred dollars. We do not speak of these things to praise him,
but to do him justice. We could not if we could add one laurel leaf
to his crown. For each of us is the weaver of their own crown. But we
can now that his lips are cold silent and sealed in death, reach back
into his past, ended life, and bring forth and record those noble
traits of character, and those kindly deeds done, that dried the tear
from the orphans eye, and that fed the hungry in the hour of need.
These are the leaves he wove. And he himself having woven leaves of
healing, leaves of gladness and sunshine, leaves of helpfulness and
cheer into the lives, these leaves bright resplendent and gold
tinted, like the beautiful rays of summers setting sun, will all be
gathered again and woven into that crown that shall adorn his brow
forevermore. "For in as much ye did it unto one of these even
the least of these my brethren, ye did it unto me." On Sunday
after the funeral sermon by Rev J H Shockey the friends and relatives
of the deceased, passed the beautiful casket in which he lay, his
face lit with an expression of blessed peace and rest. After which
his four brothers, Chas W Ashby of Deer Park, Md, Ralph T and J Frank
Ashby of Crellin, Md, and Wm C Ashby of Corinth, W Va and his two
nephews, Jesse J and Stanley Ashby of Crellin, tenderly bore him to
the home cemetery. Here undertakers Rollman & Son placed the
casket in a steel vault and all that was mortal of Thomas W Ashby was
tenderly laid to rest. Mr Ashby had on the 8th day of last June
reached the 65th year of his life, and he leaves a widow, Hannah S
Ashby, to mourn him, and for whom he will longingly and lovingly wait
on the banks of the Elysian shore.
F C R
Henry Taylor, aged about 50 years, was killed Wednesday morning by a limb striking him while cutting wood at his home near Dunamore W Va.
P J BURKE
Mr P J Burke of Marion Ohio and employee of the B&O, died at the Hoffman hospital on Tuesday night, aged 23 years.
Mr Thomas J Payne and Miss Sarah B Starr were united in marriage on Wednesday afternoon by the Rev R G Hammond.
BUILDING A HOME FOR JENNIE SMITH
There is a movement on foot by railroad men to raise $2,600 for the purpose of providing funds for completing payment on a home in Washington DC, for Evangelist Jennie Smith. She has already made a partial payment on a home in Washington out of her meager savings, and as she has no regular income and is getting along in years, some of her friends thought it wise to help provide a home for her in her old age. The United States Trust Co, of Washington DC, has been appointed to act as trustees and handle all funds.
TO BUILD RAILROAD
The Petersburg and Columbia Springs Railway Co, of Fairmont, capital, $25,000, has been chartered to build a line from Petersburg, Grant county, W Va, on the South Branch of the Potomac River, to Columbia Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier county, W Va, about 120 miles. The incorporators are, Alexander R Watson, Marcus C Hite, John Y Hite, Lloyd Bailey, and R L Long, all of Fairmont. Petersburg is on the Hampshire Southern and connects with the Baltimore and Ohio at Romney.
AN AGRICULTURAL AWAKENING
Starting a few years back as a direct result of the National Country Life Commission, given a forward impetus by the establishment and rapid growth of agricultural institutions and organizations, and constantly stimulated by the ever increasing costs of farm products; the movement toward better things agriculturally have grown from the preachings of prophets here and there decades ago, to a systematic propaganda, a national wakening. At the present day. W Va, plunged in the midst of a great industrial development, lagged grievously behind for a time. Then followed a period of preparation and gathering of strength and now, at the present moment W Va is about to take her rightful place well to the fore front in agricultural affairs. Her orchard areas are already among the largest in the east. Her proximity to eastern markets make dairying and trucking particularly lucrative. The reigning high prices of beef are re stocking her excellent pastures with beef animals of highest type. Good roads are being projected in every section. Her agricultural institutions are making rapid forward strides and are taking a leading part in national affairs. Her representatives are found on the Foreign Agricultural Commission, at the National Corn Show, the National Conservation Congress and the National Association Meetings. A team of students from the College of Agriculture is competing in the National Apple Show and another year a similar team will be sent to the National Dairy Judging contest. On every side Agricultural affairs in W Va seem to be taking on a definite, systematic, organized movement which should mean much for the permanent prosperity of the State.
W M R R
Contracts, amounting to approximately $200,000, have been awarded by the Western Maryland Railway Co, for tools and machinery necessary for equipping the new erecting shop which the company is now building at Hagerstown Md. This is one of the largest expenditures made by the Western Maryland recently connected with the improvement work now in progress at various points along the line. The contracts were distributed among a number of tool manufacturing companies. In erecting the new shop, the Western Maryland is fulfilling promise made by president Fitzgerald to the people of Hagerstown some months ago at a banquet given by the chamber of commerce of that city. The chief executive of the Western Maryland was a guest of the members of that organization, and during the evening he informed the banqueters that his company proposed to duplicate the existing erecting shops at Hagerstown. Shortly after this, plans for the new improvement were completed and construction work actually begun. As fast as the tools ordered, are delivered be the manufacturers, they will be installed in the new shop. The building, with the new equipment, will give the Western Maryland additional shop facilities for repairing engines, etc. The Western Maryland is carrying into effect rather extensive terminal improvement program at Hagerstown, including the extension of freight yards and the erection of the new passenger station. The new station has been in service for three months, and he enlarged yards have also been utilized for some weeks.
THE PARCELS POST
It has been announced at Washington that the profits to the government from the operation from the parcels post for the year 1913, will amount to at least $30,000,000. This is just about double the sum estimated at the time of the system was put into effect on January 1st of the present year, and clearly demonstrates its possibilities. It such a profit is now possible, it will be entirely practical to gradually increase the size and weight of the parcels until with in a few years the government will be fully able to efficiently and economically handle all the parcel business of the country, and at a great saving to the people.
THE PRIMARY LAW FOR W VA
The election of the first United States Senator by direct vote, Blair Lee, in Maryland, marked the beginning of the operation of the amendment to the Federal Constitution changing the method of election of senators. Lee was nominated in a direct primary, Maryland having a popular primary election law. Such a law is necessary, now, in every State in the Union, if the people are to reap the full benefits of the new constitutional amendment. What boots it that you can get to the polls and vote direct for your party's candidate for United States Senator if a few bosses or brought-up delegates to the convention have nominated the candidate. Both the Democratic and Republican parties, in W Va, are pledged to a fair, State-wide primary election law. Those who control both parties are opposed to the primary law and the State will never get it until the rank and file of the voters of both parties become aroused and refuse to support candidates for the Legislature whom they cannot trust to give them such a law. The promise of politicians, like pie crust, are easily broken. Promises are not enough unless there is character behind them. It is high time that the people were beginning to give this matter some attention.
DEMAND BETTER SERVICE
"Railroad passenger accommodations in W Va have come to such a pass that drastic action in an effort to improve the service has become necessary," said Governor H D Hatfield, on his recent visit to the State prison at Moundsville. Accordingly, the governor intends to take up the matter with the public service commission in an attempt to have the conditions allayed. " Schedules are jokes, so far are being lived up to on most roads traversing the State is concerned," he said. "and it is high time that the situation is remedied, either the railroads must live up to the schedules as they are now framed or they must be changed to confirm with the time on which the trains generally run. It is the rule to find nearly every train through the interior sections running late, anywhere from a few minutes up to two or three hours, and the worst of it is such a state of affairs continues day after day. The railroads owe W Va people a far better service than they are now giving and I intend to do all in my power to bring the improvement about."
Chief Justice White, on behalf of the United States Supreme Court yesterday ordered W Va to take steps to settle by June, 1914, the dispute with Virginia. It is alleged W Va owes Virginia about $14,000,000, principal and interest. The final hearing will be held in April.
District Institute for Frankfort district will be held at Alaska, Saturday, November 22, beginning promptly at 10 o'clock in the morning. An evening session is also being arranged for. All the teachers in the district are expected to be in attendance. Credit will be given by the board as for one day taught.
All records for deep snows in this state were broken by a snowfall which started about 2 o'clock Sunday morning and continued without interruption until 8 o'clock Monday morning. At Elkins at which time the official records at the United States Weather Bureau at Elkins show a depth of 19.8 inches. Seven inches of the beautiful covered the ground at 8 am Sunday and 11 inches fell between 8 am and 8 pm. The previous record was 16 inches on January 9, 1908, and the greatest total fall for any past November, since the establishment of the Weather Bureau at that place, in 1898 was 11.7 inches in 1901. The average fall for November is 3.8 and the average annual fall in Elkins is 53.9. During the winter of 1912-13 only 21.2 inches fell and the greatest depth on the ground at any one time was 7.5 inches on December 24.
The Western Maryland and B&O railroads were badly crippled, both in moving trains and in telegraph and telephone service.
At 7 o'clock Sunday night the snow was still falling on the mountains in the vicinity of Oakland and Terra Alta on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad and with the wires still down, others having fallen during the day, the railroad officials had anything but a rosy view of the situation. Passenger train No 8 from Chicago reached Cumberland nearly thirteen hours late. For a time this train was completely lost. Grafton completely isolated, the telegraph and telephone lines all being out of commission. The only wires working out of Grafton connecting with Clarksburg went down under the weight of snow.
Passenger train No 1 to Saint Louis, which left Cumberland at 8:30 o'clock was greatly delayed in descending the Cranberry grade. The flagman was compelled to walk the track ahead of the train in the bitter cold a distance of 12 miles to keep a lookout for telegraph poles, cross arms and wires that had been falling across the track all day.
On the Connellsville division of the Baltimore and Ohio, according to information from the temporary dispatcher's office, telegraphic communication would not be restored before Monday afternoon
Five trainloads of telegraph camp cars were sent out from Cumberland yesterday morning to points on the west end of the Cumberland division. All wires are down west of Terra Alta.
Reports from the Western Maryland railway offices last night stated the fall of snow around Thomas, is from 25 to 28 inches, while at Markleton, Pa, on the new division it is 24 inches deep. Despite this, traffic is moving all right on this division. The tie up is on the W Va division. Nothing is known of conditions west of Thomas, as the wires remain down. At Frostburg the snow is 6 inches deep.
More snow fell at Cumberland Monday than on Sunday. The hills about the city are mantled.
The Baltimore and Ohio railroad has to run a flanger through the glades to keep the track open. In the district between Altamont and Tunnelton scores of freights are tied up. There is practically no movement of freight while the passenger trains are delayed many hours. The drifts are heavy. The wires are still down and this impedes the work of bringing order out of chaos.
The Western Maryland railway snow plow was sent to the Davis branch to relieve the passenger train snowbound Sunday night near Davis and the plow itself was snowbound with the train, two engines and two coaches being tied up together.
As a recent result of the blizzard, mining operations have been suspended in this coal region and the industry is paralyzed. The suspension was caused by a lack of railroad mine cars which the railroads have not been able to supply since Saturday, on account of the heavy snow. There has been no mine output since. Fully, 2,500 men are idle in this immediate section.
In 1920, only six years hence, there will be 835,1176,000 tons of bituminous coal mined in the United States, according to the statistics compiled by the Industrial Engineering Co of Pittsburgh Pa. This is twice the quantity produced in 1910, and does not agree with the opinion expressed by the prominent coal operators in the Pittsburgh district who characterized the development of W Va's coal mines as an "economical blunder" According to these statistics, which are based upon Government reports, the population of the US has increased for the last 50 years at an average rate of 23.5 percent per decade, from 31,443,000 in 1860 to 91,972,000 in 1910. At that rate of increase the population will be 113,475,000 in 1920. The demand for bituminous coal has increased at an average rate of 62 percent per capita per decade, from 262 tons per capita in 1860 to 4.54 tons per capita in 1910. If this rate of increase in demand is maintained during this decade, a production of 835,176,000 tons will be necessary to satisfy it in 1920. Labor has begun to flow into W Va over Pennsylvania line, attracted by the highest wages are paid on this side, and there can be no doubt that the next half dozen years will be ones of unparalleled prosperity for the State.
Mr Charles Riley of Baltimore is in town this week
Mrs R V Mobley was at Twin Mountain over Sunday
Mrs C E Dayton paid Cumberland a visit Monday
Mr E R Weimer of Oakland, was in the city Monday
Dr Furbee is making a visit to his old home at Alma
Mr I H Offner has been to Gormania on a business trip
Mrs Maurice Newman was in Cumberland on Saturday last
Miss Vinetta McKinzie is at Lonaconing visiting relatives
Miss Sue Johnson of Rees Mill was in the city on Tuesday
Mr J E Moore returned this week from a visit to Martinsburg
Miss Elizabeth Hoffman was a Cumberland visitor on Tuesday
Mr and Mrs A J Boor went to New York on No 2 on Thursday
Mr James Arnold of Beaver Run was in the city Wednesday
Mr and Mrs J B Criser are visiting friends in Washington DC
Mr R M Frye is in Hampshire county this week on business
Miss Lola Sharpless is at home from Elkins on a visit to her mother
Mrs Dr Gaston and children are in Cumberland the guests of friends
Mr Clifton Gurd who is teaching in Elk Garden, was at home over Sunday
Miss Doxie Stewart of New Creek, is spending the week in town
Mr J D Gelwicks has been on a visit to Williamsport since last Saturday
After a visit of three months in Ohio, Mr Carroll Gilmore has returned home
Winter dress goods? Yes, we can show you a fine line assortment. D Long & Son
Mr S C Broadwater of Roanoke Va, is the guest of his uncle, Samuel Kight
Dr Richard Gerstell and wife are on a visit to their son, Arnold, in Philadelphia
Misses Katie Sims, Lucille Hammond and Lula Smith were in Cumberland Saturday
Wet, snowy weather coming? Yes, Then get your rubber footwear of D Long & Son
Miss Lydia Koontz, who has been visiting in Cumberland returned home this week
Mr Lloyd Mills will spend Sunday in Grafton with his friend Miss Virginia Milhollend
Cold? Yes, it was-But get your winter clothing of D Long & Son and you will keep warm
Mrs A E Rinehart who has been visiting friends at Rees Mill, returned home this week
Miss May Wilson of Cumberland, was visiting her sister, Mrs Ida Crawford, on Tuesday
Mrs David Long who has been visiting at Hancock and Berkeley Springs has returned home
Mr and Mrs Riley Yonker have returned to their home at Little Orleans, Md after a few weeks visit here
Mr F A Wilson of Moorefield was in the city Monday after a shipment of cattle that he purchased in Chicago
Mrs Thomas Jackson of Lincoln, Nebraska, has returned to her home after making her cousin, Mr S N Moore, a visit
Mr and Mrs W C Coffman who have been visiting here for a few days, have returned to their home in the Valley of Virginia
Misses Louise and May Paris, of Walnut Lawns, were shopping in Cumberland Saturday and attended Ben Hur in the afternoon
Mr C M Dayton was in Cumberland from Saturday until Tuesday, and while there underwent a slight operation for some trouble of the throat
Mrs Dr Owens has been visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Akers, has returned to her home at Shepherdstown, accompanied by her sister, Miss Ora Akers
Oscar Cosner, R W Thrush and Dr W J Koelz left this afternoon for Fairmont to attend the State meeting of the Masonic Lodge as representatives from the lodge here
Mr and Mrs Oscar Spotts, Miss Emma Carr, Mrs A J Keenan, Mrs McMackin, Mrs Ella Hosack, Mrs Charles Broome, Mrs Charles Alkire, Mrs Stella Lowry and Mr I H Offner left Monday morning for Hedgesville, where they will attend the organizing of an Eastern Star Chapter.
Mr J S Kuykendall of Rees Mill was a Keyser visitor Tuesday
Mr George K Judy of Old Fields was in the city on Monday
Miss May Bird of Elkins is a guest at the home of Mrs J A Sharpless
Ladies and gentlemen's furnishings in latest styles, D Long & Son
The T M & P Railroad put a new schedule into effect Sunday morning. They have reversed the order of running their trains. Instead of coming in from Twin Mountain in the morning and returning in the evening they leave here in the morning and return in the evening.
On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon's 2nd and 3rd of December the young ladies of the Epworth League of the First M E Church will hold a Christmas novelty sale of hand made articles in the window of the Thompson Furniture Store, Main street. Leave your orders.
Nearly all the B&O shop men were taken out to the vicinity of Tunnelton and Rowlesburg on Monday to assist in keeping the road clear from the snow and enable the trains to come through. All along the line the shop men were sent out, but even with the large numbers working it was almost impossible to keep any trains moving.
The following letter was received by us from one of our old friends, and he gives such a good report of the State in which he now lives, that we reproduce it.
I am sending you a $1.00 for the Tribune for another year. Come to Kansas where you can raise four or five thousand bushels of wheat in a real dry year, and two hundred lambs in one year; my sheep did it. I also raised 88 turkeys ranging from 18 to 20 pounds each. Kansas is dry because we want it dry and is good enough for me with a good prospect of another good crop of wheat.
J W Grayson
The first of a series of entertainments to be given this year under the auspice of the Preparatory School and the High School will be given next Monday night, Nov 17, in the auditorium of the Preparatory school. This entertainment will be The Maurer Sisters Orchestra. These are all high class entertainments and season tickets not already secured may be gotten from either Mr Stayman or Mr Sanders. The following are some of the features of the Maurer Sisters program for Monday night: Cornet solos with orchestral Accompaniment, Flute solos with piano Accompaniment, Violin solos with piano Accompaniments, whistling solos, cello solos, violin and flute duet, humorous readings, orchestral numbers with piano, violin, flute and cornet, ensemble vocal numbers rendered in conjunction with orchestral music. (This list of features subject to slight change)
Mr H O Liller of McKenzie, Md, tells us that he raised some fine corn this year. One acre alone produced 174 bushels. This is rather above the average and he is wondering if anyone in this vicinity can beat it.
The pantomime wedding of Tom Thumb which took place in Music Hall on Tuesday night, under the auspices of the Eastern Star, was a decided success. The children each did their part well and all present were pleased.
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Subject: "The Macedonian Call"
C E Service-6:45pm
Subject, "The Image and Superscription"
The public is welcome at these services
H F Baughman, Pastor
VIRGINIA MASONS ELECT
With the election of the following officers the 43rd annual convention of Royal Arch Masons of W Va closed last night at the Masonic Temple here. The following officers were elected:
Grand High Priest, W T Rittenhouse, Parkersburg; Grand King, W T Workman, Echo; Grand Scribe, E A B C Bray, Ronceverte; Grand Treasurer, Samuel N Meyers, Martinsburg; Grand Secretary, D K Reed, Clarksburg.
Williamson, W Va
Sodom and Gomorrah were spotless towns compared to Williamson, according to Judge Damron of the Circuit Court in his charge to the grand jury here. Conditions, he said, were little short of appalling as revealed by an investigation at the last term of court in the Miller-Witten case. Judge Damron gave the grand jury a long list of witnesses, directing that a thorough investigation be made. The charge has been followed by a sudden exodus of several citizens.
MAIL CONTRACT AWARDED
The contract has just been let for carrying the mail between Keyser and Petersburg, W Va, to Jacob V Davis, of Petersburg, for $2,700 per annum. The first stage will start on Monday, Nov 17, and will continue every day. This is a great convenience to a large number of people along the way, covering 42 miles of rich country. Mr Davis has had years of experience along this line of work. When the stage was taken off this route some time ago it cut off much trade from the Petersburg section. Postmaster Huffman, of Keyser, and Attorney A J Welton, of Petersburg, went to Washington and solicited the aid of Congressman Brown, making the plan clear to him, and the above is the result.
The Young Woman's Guild of the Presbyterian church are planning a fine time for tonight. They will give a personally conducted tour from Central Station, United States, (located on Centre street, opposite Music Hall) to the following points; US to Ireland, thence to Japan, and from Japan, Germany will be the next stopping place, and from Germany, Scotland, returning from there to the United States. At each country refreshments will be served, thus avoiding the usual fatigue of a long journey. All passengers are warned to be at Central Station at starting time, seven o'clock, or they will have to wait for the next conveyance, which will be fifteen minutes later. Private conveyances may join the fleet providing they have the necessary tickets. This whole trip, including refreshments, will cost but fifty cents, children 25 cents, and you cannot afford to miss it.
LET US SUPPLY
AND YOU WILL BE SATISFIED!
ARZA FURBEE, INC
118 N MAIN STREET
Two men can secure board in private family. Bath and other conveniences. Centrally located.
Apply at this office
Shot Gun, double barrel, hammerless, Remington. Good condition for $21. Original cost $40.00
Address E, care Tribune
HOUSE FOR SALE
The Walsh building on Piedmont street, 16 rooms, in good condition. Desirable for flats or hotel. For further particulars apply at premises.
I will be at the Reynolds Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o'clock pm.
MRS L M KENNISTON, Manager
All diseases treated and cured by natures methods if you want to exchange sickness for health come and see me. Dr Staggers, Mechano-Therapist, C&P phone call 46K. Residence and Office corner of First and Davis street.
HOME FOR SALE
Having been transferred to another field that necessitate my moving I offer my home at 100 W Piedmont street for sale to the highest bidder on Saturday, November 15, 1913, sale beginning at 1:00 o'clock. Good six room house, bath and all conveniences, fitted with gas throughout, and wire for electricity, a splendid cellar, making it a desirable home. At the same time and place will be sold a quantity of household goods, too numerous to mention. Terms: One-third cash on day of sale, and the balance in two equal annual payments. A discount will be given for cash.
F A Dodd
$1.00 A YEAR
MISS IDA CRAWFORD
As advertised in the Ladies Home Journal
127 W Piedmont street---Phone 164-F
NACH FLETCHER'S CASTORIA
FINE SHOES-ALL KINDS
D LONG & SON
EVERYTHING FROM WINTER WEAR
CAN BE FOUND WITH D LONG & SON
You can keep warm by buying your winter clothing of D Long & Son.
Itching, bleeding, protruding or blind piles have yielded to DOAN'S OINTMENT, 50 c at all stores.
SHELLY can draw plans all right. His houses speak for themselves.
DOANS REGULETS are recommended by many who say they operate easily, without griping and with bad after effects. 25c at all drug stores.
Ladies, gentlemen and children all find the shoes to their taste at D LONG & SONS.
CHAS P PETERS
SELLS L & M SEMI-MIXED REAL PAINT
DR KING'S NEW DISCOVERY
BEST MEDICINE FOR COUGHS,
COLDS, THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES
PRICE 50C AND $1.00
50C AT ALL DRUG STORES
KEYSER W VA
Funny isn't it, that people will send away to have plans drawn for a new house, when C W Shelly can do it?
The shoe department at D Long & Sons is complete and fully stocked.
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