August 15, 1913


There has been social singing at the church each Sunday evening for some time at 7:30. They use Kingdom songs.

B W Smith spent several days preaching down on Capon and not so far from Paw Paw

First of last week Misses Florence and Alta Cheshire went to Old Fields to visit several days

The communion meet will be on the 27th of September followed by a series of meetings all at the church. William Conner of Harrisonburg, Va, will hold the meeting.

Among those riding in new buggies are Dan Bailey, Ed Clindinst and Lee Clindinst.

S W Whipp just returned from a trip to Frederick, Md

Many of the people are not done their hay harvest but will finish this week

Miss Beulah Shoemaker will leave Thursday to live with Griff Haines a few weeks, on Jersey Mountain.

G S Arnold will leave last of this week or first of next for home in Bridgewater, Va. He has been here for several weeks.

Miss Nettie Arnold of Augusta, came up to Jim Arnolds last week to remain a few weeks.



The dry weather had begun to pinch the corn and garden vegetables, but Monday night and Tuesday it rained in abundance.

The weather was splendid for haymaking last week and the week before, and the farmers made good use of it.

Newton Umstot, wife and little daughter, Mildred, of Cabin Run, were the guests of R M Dean and D C Arnold from Saturday until Monday last.

The post office has been moved to the corner of Cottage and Oak streets in to the Bane Bro's building and mail was given out there last Monday morning. The post office was in the same building over 25 years ago when Elk Garden was in its infancy. Mr C L Bane is the postmaster and at present Miss Margaret Lambert has charge of the office.

Rev John A Shockey and family have returned and family have returned from their visit and he filled his appointment last Saturday

Mr Blake Wilson and wife of Missouri, are visiting Mr Thos W Ashby. Mr Ashby's condition has been very critical but he is in a more favorable condition at present.

Robert Grant was summoned to Keyser on the jury this week.

Lloyd Oates served on the jury last week on the first case from Tucker county.

Mr Harry C Duke who taught the Nethken Hill School last winter has been appointed principal of the Oakmont school and Miss Genevieve Kearney assistant.

A number of our young people attended the revival services in the M E church at Kitzmiller, which has been in progress for some time.

Blackberries are ripe and berry pickers are busy

Mrs Elmer Sheets returned from Pierce last week where she visited friends. Mrs Bertha Biler returned with her and spent several days with friends here.

Rev W W White attended District Conference at Franklin this week. He will be gone two weeks and will visit his father before he returns.

Supt. Ott has just harvested a splendid crop of hay on the Co's fields along Cottage St. Supt. Harrison had a hundred or more loads of manure spread upon these fields in the spring and it made a good showing.

Miss Mary Fahey, of Elkins, one of our hustling girls , a typo in the office of the Randolph Enterprise, spent her vacation recently with her parents here.

Rev F C Rollman attended the District Conference at Franklin. He introduced the Star of Hope Child Refuge movement in that section.

Miss Cora Keim has gone to Meyersdale, Pa, to visit friends at her old home place. Her brother, N G Keim, of Elkins, met her at Cumberland and accompanied her.

Uncle John, of Schell, was a pleasant caller at Elk Garden last week. We read his article about Hampshire county with much interest.

Misses Ada Gordon, of Keyser, and Lizzie and Inez Grant, of Henry, were visitors in town recently.

Harry Rollman made a trip to Baltimore the first of this week.

Roy Harris, of Clarksburg, is home on a vacation. He was threatened with typhoid fever, but the refreshing mountain breezes have chased the symptoms away.

Miss Beatrice Joyce employed in office work at Parkesburg, is home on her vacation.

Mrs Blanche Adams and children, of Penna, are visiting Mrs Jane Seaman.

The quarantine has been lifted at the John Blackburn house. All are out. No smallpox in town now.



Dr Walter Babb, of Keyser, and Walter Scherr, of Kentucky, were here Tuesday on their way to Hardy county where they will join friends in a few days fishing trip. They will be the guests of the Clear Brook Fishing Club at its quarters on South Fork

H W Schell and son, Emory, were over from Scherr the first of the week visiting the former's daughter, Mrs Chas Godlove. Emory, who is at home on a visit, holds a good position with the National Cash Register Co, at Dayton O, and will leave Friday to resume his duties.

Mrs Jennie Merryfield and niece, Miss Rachel Coogle, of Morgantown, are the guests of the former's sister, Mrs W S Welton

Mr and Mrs Obed Poorman, of Glenford, O, are visiting their son, Rev O V Poorman, of Dorcas. They will leave next Tuesday for their home

Rev Chas Stump stopped here Monday night on his way to Franklin. He was accompanied by his wife, who remained here with relatives

Ervin Kessel and Walter Borror left Wednesday for Somerset, Pa after a new Ford 1914 model automobile that Mr Kessel sold H W Borror

Ed Venemon died last Thursday night at 9 o'clock at his home here of cancer of the stomach. He had been sick for some time. Burial took place Saturday afternoon in Maple Hill cemetery

Mrs M F Gray, who has been here for some time, left Sunday for her home at Laneville. Her husband came over after her. Mrs Gray's health was greatly improved during her stay here

S L Hyre was elected clerk and Chas W Shobe assistant clerk at the meeting of Petersburg Camp M W A held last Friday night, in place of W E Hill, who resigned

Adam Smith, while picking berries in Powers Hollow, killed six large copper snakes all in one pile.


Mrs Annie Tilden Cunningham, who has been spending several months at Franklin, came down this week and is visiting Misses Bettie and Fillie Welton.

Miss Switzer, of Phillipi, spent a few days last week visiting Miss Inez McNeill. She was joined by her father and they went to Franklin Sunday on a visit to relatives

We are in receipt of a letter from Fillmore Harwood, asking us to send his paper to McRoberts , Ky, where he goes to play short stop on the baseball team there. He expects to return to Keyser this fall.

Benjamin Shearer, son of John P and Otelia Harness, died at the home of his parents near Concord, Saturday, July 26, after an illness of ten days from stomach trouble, aged 14 months. Burial was at Mt Hebron Lutheran church the following Monday

Postmaster T T Huffman and G H Reynolds, Cashier of the First National Bank of Keyser, came up last Friday and joined the Clearbrook Sporting Club. Mrs Huffman and children accompanied them and are spending a week with D L Wilson and family.

Mrs S P Harris and Mrs H R Crossland, of Pittsburgh, Mrs G B Newhouse, of Keyser, Mrs F G Bennett, of Columbus, and Mrs H C White, of Chicago, were here this week on a visit to relatives at Peru. Mr Everett met them here yesterday and took them up.

A R Heltzel, wife and son, Will Baker and A L Heishman, of Wardensville, came over in Mr Heltzels auto last week. While here, Mr Heltzel sold the Walker lands, as advertised in this paper. The farm was sold to Frank Snider for about $4,000 and the Walker home was sold to Mrs Walker for $1600.

C B Welton left Tuesday for Washington on a short business trip

T K Siever is now busily engaged wiring many houses for electric lights

Frank Snider, of Charles Town, came up last Friday and spent a day or so with friends here

Miss Daisy Rice, who has been visiting here, left last Thursday morning for her home at Luke, accompanied by Mrs Sarah Weese

Miss Clinedinst and L B Rinker, of Baltimore, arrived here last week on a visit to relatives

Mrs W C Taylor and children, of Richmond, arrived today on a visit to Mrs Kate Taylor

Wm R Coyner, of the Sykesville Old Soldiers Home, was here a few days last week visiting friend and relatives.

Someone broke into Mileys store Monday night and stole about $20 in cash.

W A Brill and daughters, Miss Ida and Annie Brill and Miss Ethel Brill returned yesterday from a short trip to Cumberland

Miss Mattie Duvall, who has been visiting here, left yesterday for Romney. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs P W Inskeep

A B Park and family, of Skiatook, Okla, arrived here last Saturday and went to Bean Settlement to visit relatives for some time

J Wm Gilkeson and daughter Miss Damie and Edwin Gilkeson left yesterday for an auto trip to Romney, Winchester and Washington

Miss Emily Gilkeson and Robt Finley, of Parkersburg, arrived this week and are the guests of Mr and Mrs J Wm Gilkeson at "The Meadows"

BORN, to Mr and Mrs J H Hannan, of Fisherville, Va, last week, a son. Mrs Hannan was before her marriage, Miss Rea Kuykendall, of this place

Mr Maude Kuykendall and daughter, Miss Molelle Kuykendall, of Martinsburg, arrived last Saturday on a visit to relatives here

Robt Lobb Jr, of Washington, Pa, arrived last Friday and will spend a while visiting relatives here

J B Doman and family of Clarksburg arrived here yesterday on their way to Doman to visit relatives

A W Seymour left Tuesday morning for an extended visit to Cumberland, Oakland and other points

Mrs Lula Raines and daughter, of Piedmont, arrived Saturday and is visiting her sisters, Mrs Dave Crites

Miss Antonette Johnson, of East Orange, NJ, arrived yesterday evening and will visit relatives here for some time

Mrs E M Hyde and children, of Dayton, Va, arrived last week on a visit to Mr and Mrs Arthur Cunningham

Dr Wright, of Burlington, spent several days with the Clearbrooke Club this week

Philip Wratchford is right sick with typhoid fever at his home in Henkel Addition

V A See, of Philadelphia, came last Thursday to see his mother who has been right sick. Mr See ran a hotel here a number of years ago and is well known by our older people. He is now in the hardware business at the above city

Dr O V Brooks took Mrs Wesley Evans, of Inkerman, to Cumberland Sunday, where she entered a hospital for treatment. Mr Evans accompanied them.

Miss Jemima Rogers visited friends at Needmore the past week, returning home Monday


Mr and Mrs K E Burke, of near Terra Alta, passed through our village last week

Mr F C Rollman, originator of the "Star of Hope" was here in the interest of that institution last Friday. He contemplates moving from Elk Garden to Burlington in the near future

Mr Dan Ludwick and sons, Wilbur and Arnold, of near Burlington, were the guests of his brother, E A Ludwick last Sunday

Misses Sarah, Mary E and Fannie Burgess, of Laurel Dale, visited friends here last Sunday

Rain has hindered and many farmers from making hay, but it certainly has been a blessing to them in many ways.

Mr E A Ludwick, while putting the top on a hay stack, fell and hurt himself so that he has been unable to work since

Mr Smith Hawk, of Sulphur, was here last Sunday after domestic help. Judging from his smiles he found the right one.

The Emoryville Coal Co is running its plant day and night. It is loading several steels a week, and is giving employment to several men

The air shaft at the Black Diamond Mine burned down last week. The mine is operated by the Patterson Coal Co, Howard Cross is "Pit Boss"

The Mayhew Lumber Co has bought a tract of timber of Jas B Junkins, and have their mill near Emory Run prepared for sawing

Mr Chas B Burgess is in Pennsylvania working for some Construction Co. He likes it much better there than in Kentucky, where he first secured employment

We are informed that a Hungarian wedding at Oakmont. They used 610 gallons of beer and 16 gallons of whisky. At this Bacchanalian feast, they may not have seen the "hand writing on the wall" as did Belshazar, but in secret tones, prohibition is writing the doom of all liquors, then we shall be a peculiarly favored people.



The funeral of the late Jesse Cosner was held at Alleghany Church last Sunday, by Rev Mr Abernathy

Mr and Mrs Keplinger of Piedmont were visiting the latters parents, Mr and Mrs John Amtower last week

F O Idleman has a runaway last Friday. His mowing machine was completely wrecked

We had a heavy rainstorm Sunday evening which did a good deal of damage to oars, much of which was just about ready to cut.

Mt Storm has a candy factory which turns out one of the best brands of that toothsome product on the market. It has quite an extensive sale and no doubt many of the readers of the Tribune have sweetened their tongues with if without knowing where it was manufactured. It wholesales at 40c the pound. Retailers of course sell it as penny goods. Miss Bobo is sole proprietress of this business.

We are having very rainy weather now and much hay and oats are being damaged.



Amtower Bro's and Geo F Brown have taken their sawmill forces to make hay on the Dixon farm near Hartmonsville.

Misses Kate, Ola and Alice Hartman are visitors on the Creek.

Mrs George C Brown is ill at this writing

Josiah Hilkey who has been ill with mumps, is slowly improving.

The weather is very warm just now.



The greater part of last week was ideal hay weather and our farmers made good use of it. Everyone is now rushing their hay harvest which is a little above an average crop. Last week Gabe Hanlin cut a little meadow which cut but five stacks last year, this year it made seven and he seemed to think his whole crop will yield as well. The oats, which is very good, is now beginning to ripen.

J W and Bruce Roderick attended Quarterly Conference of the Elk Garden Circuit U B Church, at Elk Garden last Wednesday, and J W has gone to Blaine today on business.

Rev L C Messick delivered three interesting sermons at Rehoboth last Sunday

Ye Scribe will start in a day or two to take a little outing of two or three weeks and the readers of the Tribune may hear from us if we see anything worthy of note as we pass along.

We hear nothing more about anyone commencing to operate the Schell mines unless it would be that Jake Moon and Wheeler Wilson should take the lease. They have been over nearly every day for some time looking around. They say but little, but look wise and it is thought by many that as the bugs eat their cucumbers that they intend to buy the mines and stock them with polecats.

Our good friend, Bro, Roland has our sympathy in his sore affliction.

Uncle John


Misses Susan Kuykendall, of Romney, and Grace Raymond, of Altoona, Pa, were the guests at the home of E A McGlathery last week

Miss Jennie Parker is spending some time in Cumberland with her nieces, the Misses Hodgson.

Mrs James Matthews, of Wheeling, is visiting her mother, Mrs Sue Washington, at Ferndale

Charles Wills and family, of Sapulpa, Okla, have come to spend a few weeks with Mr Will's grandfather, Mr Foreman Taylor

Lonnie Thompson of Three Churches stopped in town Saturday night enroute from Morgantown, where he has been taking some courses in the law school at the university

Mr and Mrs Campbell Blue, of Kearneysville, spent the weekend at the home of James H Blue.

Mrs George Parsons, of Keyser, is the guest at W A Shannon's

W E Thompson, of Lewes, Del, is spending a few days with Robert Guthrie

Mr and Mrs Cochrane and daughter, Miss Grace, of Johnstown, Pa, are guests at the Springfield Inn

Newt Parsons of near Cumberland spent Sunday with his parents Mr and Mrs E E Parsons

Mr John Cavitt, of Texas, is spending the month with his sister, Mrs R M Washington

Mr and Mrs Turney and daughter, Dorothy, of Pittsburgh, are guests at Mrs James H Blue

The youngest child of Mr and Mrs David Suter, of Keyser, was buried here Friday afternoon

M J Parsons sustained several minor injuries one day last week when thrown from a mowing machine he was using on the place. He left Thursday for Mt Lake Park where he will recuperate

F J Brooke Jr preached his last sermon at Springfield Sunday night. He will take a vacation until he leaves next month for Richmond Va, where he expects to enter the Union Theological Seminary.

The Cheer Up and Forget It Club, of Keyser, came Tuesday to spend ten days at one of the Raven Rock Park cottages.


Miss Kittie Parker and her friend, Miss Engleby, of Roanoke, Va, who have been spending the past week with Mrs Robert Milleson will join Mrs Percy Middleton's party from Winchester at Raven Rock Park Tuesday.

John Bowen, of Cumberland, was in town last week

E A McGlathery has sold his town property and store to Poland and Powell of Levels.

Miss Katie French entertained a number of their friends Wednesday evening at her home on the South Branch.

J B Shannon spent a few days last week superintending the improvements at the old home.

Sam Kisner, of Cumberland, was a guest at the home of Mrs Henry Fields Thursday

Miss Lucy Blue, with a number of her friends, spent Friday at Ice Mountain.

Ralph Wilson and party, of Mount Savage, are spending some time at the Woodson cottage

D A Benson and family, of Frostburg, arrived in town Monday and are occupying one of the cottages at Raven Rock

A number of folks in charge of Mr Fuller, of Frostburg, are camping on the Monroe farm.

There will be a Sunday School picnic at Taylor's school house Thursday, August 14th.


Near Lahmansville,

  Well, here we are, well and enjoying our self hugely. We left home last Thursday morning and walked to Mt Storm where we spend some time with our good friend, J H Schaeffer, then we spent the night with our cousin, J T Roderick.

  Next morning, by the kindness of by Mrs Bud Endler we had a buggy ride down to near Scherr, when we were picked up by a young man and brought to Maysville in a wagon, from which place we walked four miles to our brother in laws, J R Feaster, where we are now installed. Sorry to state we find him sorely inflicted in almost a total loss of eyesight. There is a cataract growing over his eyes that he can barely see to walk about the house. In many instances he has to be lead by his little granddaughter. In passing through Maysville we noticed quite an improvement in the past eight years, and it may in the next 50 years make somewhat of a town.

  The crops in this neighborhood are kind of light this year in consequence of the late freezes and the drought that has prevailed since, but we find the people with plenty to eat and that is all we are looking for now. Stock is looking well notwithstanding the fact that the pastures is short and the farmers tell me that they can't have more than a good half crop of corn this fall. As we came through J T Roderick called our attention to a flock of 20 head of sheep amongst which was a black ewe which he said Mrs Roderick bought for one dollar 19 years ago last April and raised it as a pet. He informed me that this ewe is the mother or grandmother of the other 19 and for the last 7 years he has sold annually from this flock from 9 to 11 head of lambs this year. Who says sheep don't pay?

  We have not been round enough yet to gather much news but expect to have some items by next week that may be worth reading.


Uncle John



Vincenz Di Mosi and Cavita Carisoz, both of Piedmont, W Va

Herbert Thomas Meakin, of Wilkes Barre, Pa, and Catherine Harrison Martin, of Westernport, Md

George Stoke Fletcher, of Pittsburgh, and Minnie Belle Mongole, of Moorefield W Va

William Earle Slayton of Ellamore, W Va and Dinah Edna Williams, of Hall, W Va

Joseph Ashby Miller and Charlotte Grindle, both of Lonaconing

Owen Laperta Bucklew and Estelle Virginia Heatwole, both of Romney


  At eight o clock Monday evening, August 11th, 1913, at the home of Mr and Mrs John T Sincell, on Main street, Keyser W Va, Mr Howell Jeffreys and Miss Elsie Brown were united in marriage by the Rev H F Baughman, pastor of the Lutheran church, using the beautiful ring service. Owing to a recent death in the family of the bride the wedding was very quiet, only the immediate family and a couple of friends being present. Before the wedding a nicely appointed supper was served. After hearty congratulations of numerous friends they left on train No 1 amid a shower of rice for Mt Lake Park.

  The bride and groom are both residents of Crafton, Pa, a suburb of Pittsburgh. The bride is a very attractive and estimable young lady. She is a daughter of Mr W E Brown and is a sister of Mrs John T Sincell, of this place, with whom she has been staying since the death of their mother. The groom is a splendid young business man of Pittsburgh, who, during his visits to Keyser, has made a host of friends by his genial manners. The writer is of the opinion that both the young people are to be congratulated upon their excellent taste in the selection of a life partner. Mr and Mrs Jeffreys returned here Wednesday evening and left today for their home.



Mrs Michael Ward, one of the oldest settlers of Keyser died at her home on Gilmore street last Sunday morning at 7:30 o'clock, aged 95 years. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church on Tuesday morning after which she was taken to Westernport and buried in St Peters cemetery. She leaves four children, Mrs Michael Dugan, Michael and Annie Ward, of Keyser, and Mrs Duffy, of Cumberland.


All persons holding claims against the estate of N J Crooks, deceased, will please present the same, properly proven, for settlement: all persons indebted to the late N J Crooks will please make settlement promptly. J Z Terrell, Administrator of the Estate of N J Crooks, Deceased

Webster Springs, W Va

Judge William O' Brien, late this afternoon, on application of the attorneys for the defendant, granted a continuance to George S Vanmeter, the Grant county legislature indicted for bribery. Some days ago he granted a continuance in the case of Rev T J Smith. Both of these cases will come up at the September term of court, beginning September 16. The present term of court was adjourned until September 12.
The attorneys for the seven indicted legislatures attempted to have the misdemeanor indictment against them squashed, but Judge O'Brien declined to pass on that question today. The five legislatures convicted were tried on felony indictments. Vanmeter and Smith, who are yet to be tried, are charged with misdemeanors only.


Dr W W Golden, of Elkins, was elected Monday last President of the State Board of Health at regular meeting of that body now being held in Charleston.


Officers of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Plate Workers stated today that 50 organizers and workers will be sent to Weirton W Va to induce the two thousand employees of the Phillips mills there to strike in sympathy with the company's strikers at Steubenville, Ohio, and Clarksburg. Sheriff Mercer added 20 to his force of guards at the mill today.



Striking a fallen stone in the center of Kingsville tunnel, 16 miles from Elkins, coal and coke passenger train No 1 was wrecked Tuesday afternoon. The engine was derailed and the engineer W T Spencer of Elkins and Fireman Okey McQuain of Gassaway, injured. A relief train brought the injured men to Elkins. Both will recover. No passengers were hurt.


Next Friday will be pay day with the Consolidated Coal Co. Work since the past day has been good and the amount of money that will be distributed among the miners will be greater than usual. There never was a time in the coal industry when a greater tonnage was sent out from this field. The lake trade is especially good and the set back it got in the early part of the season on account of the unprecedented floods in Ohio is now being made up by the operators. The output is taxing the railroads to their utmost. In spite of the tremendous production, the tonnage would be even much greater were there always a sufficient supply of empty cars for the mines.


Injuries received when his automobile went over an embankment a few miles from his home at Lost Creek may result in the death of Alvin D Bassel, one of the most prominent raisers of thorough bred horses and cattle in W Va. He is in a critical condition in St Mary's Hospital, here. One of his eyes was torn from the socket, many bones were broken and he was internally injured.


The W Va Public Service Commission today began an investigation of the Hydro Electric Development Company, whose worked was stopped last month following the appointment of a receiver for the American Water Works and Guarantee Company. The company had two power dams under construction is the Cheat River and intend putting a third in Big Sandy River. The three involve an expenditure from $10,000,000 to $15,000,000.


The migration of miners from the W Va coal fields during the recent strike has left the mine operators in the Paint Creek and New River fields in need of more than 3,000 men. Hundreds of miners left the old union fields north of Kanawha river and went to Cabin Creek. Many of the miners who left during the labor troubles are returning. The largest influx has been at Kayford more than 600 miners being employed here recently.


An audit by the State Tax commissioner reported to the county clerk shows former Sheriff L B Farley and Sheriff I J Ellison of Mercer county are indebted to the county in the sum of $28,023 and to the state $1,431.


A Pittsburgh man who wore slashed trousers was chased by new boys. That's nothing, women who wear slashed skirts in Wheeling are sometimes chased by millionaires.


S A Hayes, internal revenue collector, has appointed G A Barrett, of Elkins, a deputy collector and the latter has qualified as such. The appointment was made in order to relieve H E Reeder, deputy collector at Clarksburg, of the heavy work in his, the ninth district.


John Hatfield, of the famous clan of Hatfields, feudists, is being sought today by the authorities of three counties. Hatfield, with a party of friends, several months ago held up a Norfolk & Western train at Ferncliffe, W Va, and stopped traffic for six hours. They escaped, but last night Hatfield and Robert Cline were arrested in Mingo county, but by the aid of friends they again escaped, taking with them Berman Hatfield, who was in jail for a minor offense.



James A Kirkpatrick and son, J B Kirkpatrick, who recently opened a new mine near Addison, on the C&O branch, of the B&O, report that the work is progressing rapidly and will soon begin shipping coal. At first they will load but one car a day, but within a month they expect to be loading two cars a day. Mr Kirkpatrick was for several years superintendent of the Southern Coal Co. at Casselman.


Mrs Bessie Sibley, a mere girl of 16, was granted a divorce from her husband, William Sibley, by Judge Graham in the circuit court here. The grounds were cruelty and faithlessness. Mrs Sibley testified she married Sibley when she was 11 years old in Cattlesburg, Ky, November 12, 1908.



At a meeting of the State Board of Health here today, the licenses to practice medicine in W Va of Silas Roberts and Dr McClelland practicing under the names of "Union Doctors" were revoked for dishonorable conduct. 35 doctors were licensed to practice medicine in the state.

White Sulphur Springs, W Va

35 valuable horses were burned to death today when two large stables were destroyed by fire at this place. The loss is estimated at $100,000.


When their new high power touring car plunged over an embankment 30 feet into mud river, east of Blue Suphur Springs, a summer resort near here late this evening, Mrs Joseph L Cook was fatally hurt, her husband , wealthy hardware merchant, seriously injured, and their son, Russell, aged three years, badly cut and bruised. Operating his new automobile for the first time, Cook, who is 60 years old, gave another tourist too much leeway in attempting to pass the machine ahead on the narrow roadway which winds along the picturesque Mud river. Through sparse underbrush the machine rolled over three times before it finally disappeared in the river. On the first turn the baby son was thrown out. At the second turn the husband heard his wife scream, according to his statement to intimated friends at a hospital here. It is believed Mrs Cook then received injuries which physicians say will cause her death. One limb was broken in two places and her skull was fractured. Other tourists near the scene of the accident dragged the couple from the river and up the steep bank, and rushed them to Huntington to a hospital. An immediate operation was performed to save Mrs Cook's life, but doctors gave no hope.


President Wilson has commuted to expire at once the six months sentence imposed on Albert Daniels, of Charleston W Va, for passing ten dollar counterfeit bill. Daniels developed tuberculosis immediately after his incarceration in June last and the Department of Justice recommended clemency.

Grafton W Va

  Two, one of Cumberland, were killed and a third so badly scalded that he died before he could be removed from the scene, in a collision between a light engine and a runaway string of freight cars on the B&O railroad at Rowlesburg, W Va, seven miles east of Grafton, early this morning.
  Engineer Shafferman, of Newburg, instantly killed. Flagman Herbert Hawkins, of Springdale street, Cumberland, taken dead from the wreckage. W A Grover, of Newburg, fireman on Shafferman's engine, so badly scalded that he died at 12:40 o'clock, this afternoon. The flesh was literally cooked on Grover's body. The physicians feared to attempt his removal to the Grafton hospital, so he lay near the scene of the wreck until his death. When taken from the wreckage early this morning, physicians said Glover could live but a few minutes, but his wonderful stamina and nerve kept his alive for hours, though he suffered the most intense torments of pain.
  The three men constitute the crew of engine No. 1838, which was running light, carrying only a caboose. The engine was following a train up the grade, drawn by engines No's 1824 and 1844. It is thought that a coupling of the freight broke, about 30 cars from the rear. The broken portion of the train did not hold its automatic brake pressure but started backward down the hill. The crew of the broken freight got to safety, but the men on the following engine had no warning until the runaway cars hurried into them, going at terrific speed.
  The 30 cars were badly wrecked, the locomotive reduced almost to junk and the tracks seriously damaged. The westbound track was opened at 11:30 o'clock this morning and the eastbound track was cleared at 1:20 this afternoon. A rigid investigation is already being pushed by the railroad. It is the worst wreck the B&O has had on the west end in years. No official report has been filed.


Sunday School at 9:50am

Preaching service at 11:00

Rev C P Bastain, former pastor of this church will preach. In the evening the Union Service will be held in the M E Church. H F Baughman, Pastor.


Sunday, August 17th, 1913

9:30am-Sunday school

9:45am-Men's Bible Class

11:00am-Sermon by the Pastor. Subject: "Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth."

7:30pm-Union service with sermon by Rev Mr Nye

Everybody cordially invited to attend.

Franck H Havenner, Pastor


There will be divine services in Emmanuel Church on Sunday, August 17, as follows:

Sunday School at 9:45 am, C M Miller, Supt.

Morning Prayer and Sermon by the Rector at 11 am

Evening Prayer and Sermon by the Assistant, Mr R L Merryman at 8 pm.

The public are welcome and are cordially invited to attend these services.

R E L Strider, Rector


There will be no preaching in the M E Church, South, either August 17 or 24. The pastor will preach at 11 am, August 31. Sunday school will continue as usual. M H Keen, P C

Mt Lake Park, Md

The United Brethren church at Loch Lynn Heights near Mt Lake Park, which has been enlarged and redecorated, was rededicated today before a large assembly by Bishop H H Fout, of Dayton, O. Rev S E Bauman is pastor. Dinner was served on the ground.


Demonstrating by analysis of the contract recently let by the county court to the Atlantic Bithulithic Co., for the rebuilding of the three mile road to Sissonsville, that the same style and qualify of road could be built for $36,070 less than the contract price, Chief State Road Engineer A D Williams has written a letter to the Kanawha County Court on the matter. Mr Wlliams examined the contract with the bithulithic concern at the request of the county clerk, and of the government, who is interested in the economic side of the good roads movement , as well as in the movement itself. At their joint request the chief road engineer writes a letter embodying his analysis of the contract and suggestions as to reducing the cost. The contract price is $79,269. Mr Williams shows how it could be built for $43,199 and be just as a good road. He maintained that the contracted price of the Sissonsville road, the rest of the state road construction would be the enormous sum of $845,440,000. Governor Hatfield gave to the newspapers last night, Mr Williams letter, prefixing it with a statement of his own, in which he uses some rather plain language.


This case which has attracted so much attention, came to a close last Saturday night, when the jury brought in a verdict for acquittal. As a result of this verdict the remaining cases against William C Bond were dismissed.

Washington DC

  The use of spirituous and malt liquors and tobacco continues to grow both in W Va and the US, according to the annual report of the Internal Revenue Commission an abstract which has been made public. The internal revenue collections in W Va for the year ended June 30, 1913, exceeded those in the same State for the next proceeding year by almost $100,000. The increase on the different articles of manufacture which are taxed is not given in the report by the States, but in view of the heavy increase shown in the manufacture of spirits, fermented liquors and tobacco in the country generally, it is safe to assume that W Va business in the same lines also increased. Playing cards also showed an increase in the country generally caused possibly by the increase of the bridge games played by women.

  The total internal revenue collections in W Va for the year ending June 30, 1913, were $1,899,998.63 compared with $1,799,445.62 for the next proceeding year. The total internal revenue collections in the nation for the year ended June 30, 1913, were $344,424,453.85, compared with $321, 615,894.69, for the year before, a gain of $22,805,559.16. The increase is divided approximately as follows: Spirits, $7,000,000, Tobacco, $6,000,000, Fermented Liquors, $3,000,000, Playing Cards, $39,000, Corporation Tax, $6,000,000.

NOT FOR $200
Berkeley Springs

Because, she charges, her life became unbearable because of petty persecutions of her husband when should would not sign papers agreeing to separate from his for $200 cash and property which she said was already hers. Mrs Acra M Hoffman has secured an injunction restraining her husband, Dr John W Hoffman, a veterinarian, from entering her home.


That the assessment of the public service corporations of W Va for taxation is being increased was shown today when a partial statement of valuations was made public here. It stated that the total increased valuation will amount to $200,000.00 although only the oil and natural gas division was given out this morning. Increases over the valuation of last year is as follows:

  Carnegie Natural Gas Co., $1,500,000; Columbia Gas Electric Co., $500,000; Eureka Pipe Line Co., $1,000,000; United Fuel Gas Co, $2,000,000; Ohio Fuel Oil Co, $1,634,599.

A total of $6,634,599 in this division alone.


Property listed for taxation this year in Harrison increased $3,500,00 in value over the last year, according to the assessment as completed today by Howard Robinson, the county assessor. The grand total is $76,452,870 of which $38,850,785 is realty, $17,448,330 in personality and $20,153,755 in property of public service in corporations. The total valuation of property in Clarksburg is $16,750,338.




$1.00 A YEAR

Two houses for rent. Apply 119 Centre street.



Will take what Chestnut, Oak bark you have, any amount, at highest market price. H S Thompson, Keyser W Va.








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



Carpenters and helpers to work on Miner's houses at Stone Pike, Co, Ky. For particulars address: W A Liller, Williamson, W Va








$1.00 A BOTTLE




Miss Ida Crawford, agent for the celebrated Spirella Corset, will call at homes and take orders. This is the same corset as advertised in the Ladies Home Journal, Delineator, etc. Persons wishing to see her in the meantime can call at her residence. 127 W Piedmont street, or phone 164F.


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

I buy at home because my interests are here
Because I want to see my goods
Because I sell what I produce here at home
Because I want to get what I pay for
Because the man I purchase from pays his part of the city and country taxes
Because the community that is good enough for me to live in is surely good enough for me to buy in.
Because I believe in transacting business with friends
Because the man I buy from is back of his goods
Because every dollar spent at home stays at home and works for the development of the country
Because the man I buy from helps to support my school, my church, my lodge and my home
Here is where I live and here is where I buy.


  During the recent encampment of the veterans at Gettysburg commemorating the 50th anniversary of the great battle which practically settled the conflict between the North and the South, the Western Maryland Railway Co hauled over 60,000 survivors of that memorable occasion to and from their homes without accident. In appreciation of the splendid record made by the railroad at Gettysburg, and of the individual services rendered by President J M Fitzgerald, the Governor of the state of Pennsylvania and the members of the Gettysburg Commission have just presented the head of the railway company a gold medal, a beautiful souvenir of one of the greatest events that has ever have taken place in the history of the country.

  The medal was presented on behalf of Governor Tener and the Commission by its secretary. Lewis E Beitler, who took the opportunity to praise, in the highest terms, the service accorded by the Western Maryland and the willingness shown on the part of the head of the Western Maryland to provide every facility for the prompt and safe movement of the old soldiers.

  In the letter which accompanied the emblem. Mr Beitler stated as follows:

  "By direction of His Excellency, the Governor, and our Commission, I have the honor to present you the medal of gold in appreciation of the splendid services individually rendered by you and also by your road handling so successfully the great volume of traffic in and out of Gettysburg during the Reunion Celebration. The promptness with which your train movements were made, was, in view of the extraordinary conditions prevailing, in itself, most commendable, but above and beyond all was the splendid achievement of no accident of the slightest character occurring during the entire period"

  The medal on its obverse side contains two veterans kneeling at the foot of liberty, above which is the inscription, "Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863-1913" On the converse side, there is a design of the clasped hands, emblematic of the union of the two sections in lasting friendship and brotherly love. No man labored harder at Gettysburg for the successful handling of the surviving veterans than did the chief executive of the Western Maryland. Day in and day out, during the entire encampment period, he was on duty at the railroad station, joining hands with train dispatcher, train master and yard-master in directing train operations. In his shirtsleeves, he appeared on the scene in the early morning and it would be midnight before he would take his departure to snatch a few hours rest. It was the faithfulness to duty on the part of the president and every man under him that enabled the Western Maryland to establish a record that has never before been equaled by a single- track road. President Fitzgerald is proud of his record, and deeply appreciates the words of praise that has come from Governor Tener and the members of the Gettysburg Commission.


That women will have to learn to dress properly before they can be trusted to vote properly is the belief of the second lady of the land. On a recent occasion when some particularly flamboyant freak in dress drew the attention of the wife of Vice President, Mrs Marshall, she was heard to remark that such shocking modes were doing more to delay the advent of suffrage than all the arguments of the opposition.


Dr T H B Staggers M T a graduate of the Mechano Therapy of Chicago, Ill, and has been practicing his profession in Wisconsin for the past 3 years, is now located in South Keyser on the corner of First and Davis street. All diseases treated and cured by Natures Methods if you have any chronic troubles of any kind Physicians have failed to restore your health, come and see me. I will begin my work July 14th, will give examination and one treatment absolutely free of charge to all patients who may call at my residence for treatment from July 14th to August 16.


To canvas for one of the leading nurseries of Rochester NY, Commission paid every week. Apply to J M Linthicum, Keyser or Perry Nursery Co, Rochester NY. Goods guaranteed. Best bargains ever offered in either wholesale or retail. Permanent positions to right parties


All persons holding claims against the estate of N J Crooks, deceased, will please present same, properly proven, for settlement, all persons indebted to the late N J Crooks will please make settlement promptly. |
J Z Terrell, Administrator of the Estate of N J Crooks, Deceased.


About nine o'clock Tuesday morning the alarm of fire was given, which proved to be on Piedmont street in a house owned by Wilbur Chapman and occupied by Charles Housenfleck. Considerable damage was done, more by water than by fire. Nearly all the household goods were saved.


Remaining unclaimed in the post office at Keyser W Va for the week ending August 14, 1914:

Mrs Rachel Arbogast, Mrs Sarah L Brown, Miss Jennie Dermer, Miss C B Gilbert, Mrs Ida J Johnson, A Armentrout, C W Babcock, L S Carter (2), Jonas R Crider, N S Fisher, R V Hartman, Felix Helmick(2), O C Isencee, L T Kelley, S R Twitley, T T Phillippino, Geo Seal, G W Stizel.


Some time during Tuesday night, Mr F E Hutchinson, our well-known townsmen, was stricken with an illness that seemed to cloud his brain. On Tuesday morning not showing up for work at the Richardson Furniture Co. Mr Richardson went to his home and found him ill. His wife is visiting in Connecticut, and both his wife and son, Frank, of New York, have been sent for. He is being cared for awaiting their arrival, and it is hoped he may soon recover.


On Monday Judge Reynolds passed sentence on the following prisoners convicted at this term:

C W Minear, for running a gambling house at Piedmont, $50 fine and costs making about $125.

Mrs Conatti Lantallea, for selling beer at Dill, two months in jail and $50 and costs.

Chas Ralston, Jr, C Lewis and Albert Rexroad, confessed to burglarizing H G Wilson's store; Ralston, 1 year, 6 months in penitentiary, Lewis, 3 years, and Rexroad, 2 years, 6 months.


BORN, Saturday, August 9, to Mr and Mrs Jett Clevenger, a son.

T P Sapp has been visiting relatives at Grafton

Miss Tempie Smith has returned from Blaine

Miss Lillian Beaty is in South Cumberland on a visit

Jacob Cheshire of Burlington was in the city this week

Miss Anna Johnston was a visitor to Cumberland yesterday

Robert Armstrong of Alaska Sundayed with friends here

Miss Elizabeth Woolf has returned from a visit to Oakland

W H Liller and son has been a few days with his father at Dobbin

Miss Margaret Sheetz is in Pittsburgh visiting Miss Louise Grimes

Mrs George Fazenbaker of Cumberland is visiting her sister here

D L McGinnis of Nerwburg is visiting at his sisters, Mrs D Cooper

Rev M H Keen, wife and son, have gone east on their vacation

Dan Arnold of Beaver Run is visiting his daughter, Mrs M A Tutwiler

Mrs Chas Evans of Martin is visiting her daughter, Mrs W H Liller

Mrs W H Barger and little son have been visiting relatives at Laneville

Dr L L Edgell has sold the pottery plant to a company who have taken charge

Bishop H H Fout, of Dayton, O, was here visiting her cousin, L J Powell, this week

Mrs Sophia Wilt and daughter of Aurora, spent a few days in the city this week

Mrs Ray Rice and children have returned home from a weeks visit to Fairmont

Misses Mary and Artie Gordon of Elk Garden are visiting their aunt, Mrs Julia Sims

Dr O H Hoffman of Thomas with his three daughters, were visiting his mother yesterday

Mrs Wilbur Kinsey and son, of Ellicott City, Md, were visiting Mrs McCoole over Sunday

Mr and Mrs E F Nine who have been spending some time here, left for their home in Baltimore

Mr Neal, formerly master mechanic of this place but now of Connellsville, was in the city Wednesday

Mr Isaac Leatherman of Headsville with his two sons, Charles and Willie, made us a pleasant call today

Miss Annie Wise returned home this week from Moorefield, where she was visiting her sister, Mrs T F Siever

Misses Anna Leary, Mayme Dean and Isabelle McCune motored to Petersburg today . Lloyy Mills was the chauffeur

Rev Mr Baughman, pastor of the Lutheran church, left Monday for Hagerstown to spend his vacation with home folks

Rev W C Ney of Rockfort, Pa, arrived Monday to join his family who have been here for some time, and spend his vacation

Mr and Mrs Brook Buxton returned to their home at Relay, Md, Wednesday after visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Joe Sirbaugh

Mr and Mrs W H Lowe left on No 12 Tuesday night for their home in Pittsburgh, after a visit here among relatives and friends

Rev W C Ney, formerly minister of the Lutheran church of Keyser, will preach at the Union service next Sunday evening in the M E church

Mrs McCoole is hostess to Mr and Mrs H B Grant of Ellicott City, Md, and Miss May Sheetz and nephew, James Conrad of Winston Salem, NC

Mrs C E Gallatin and two daughters of Garrett, Ind, are here this week visiting friends and relatives. They leave this morning for Washington, and from their they will return home

Prof. C P Moore, who had been principal of the Commercial Department of the Prep. School for several years has accepted principalship of the commercial department of the High School at Nashville, Tenn

Mrs Elizabeth Tibbetts, accompanied by her brother, John Stehley, left Sunday night for Philadelphia where she will take a special course preparatory to entering a medical school the coming session.

Mr and Mrs Elmer Frye and daughter, of Lahmansville, took No 12 last night for Cumberland where they took NO 7 on a months trip to Ohio, Indiana and other western points on a visit with a view of looking up a suitable location. Elmer Connell went up and brought them down in his auto.

Miss Ada Clem is at Terra Alta on a visit

Miss Hallie Kuykendall is here visiting her mother

Mrs George Parsons is visiting friends in Springfield

Mr and Mrs Owen Dorsey are visiting eastern cities

Arthur Welton of Cumberland was visiting here last Sunday

Mrs Dickey of Clarksburg, is visiting friends here for a few days

Mrs Porter of Terra Alta is visiting her daughter, Mrs Fred Dodd

Mrs W R Davis spent Wednesday and Thursday in Westernport

Mr J C Watson and son, Martin, paid Cumberland a visit yesterday

Mrs M R Evans of Mortin, was in the city on Monday on business

Mr and Mrs Millard Davis of Cumberland were in the city Wednesday

Miss Lee Harness, of Petersburg, is visiting her aunt, Mrs Lena Hutson

Wm R Taylor attended the meeting of the Eagles in Baltimore last week

Miss Viola Holland has returned from Fairmont where she has been visiting

Mr Norman Barrick, of Martinsburg, is visiting his aunt, Mrs M H Smith

Attorney A J Welton of Petersburg, arrived Monday evening on business

Mrs Lincoln Robinson and Miss Grace Harrison were Cumberland visitors yesterday

Mrs Lorie Quinn of Crisfield, Md, is visiting her mother, Mrs Neville, on Piedmont street

Mrs F C Smoot, of Hagerstown, has returned home from a visit with relatives here

Mrs J C Kephart and daughters, of Limestone, are visiting at Mrs Jennie Shaferman's

Mr and Mrs Will Carrico and Christine Mason have returned from a visit to Winchester, Va

Mrs A J Boor and two sons have returned home after a visit among relatives in Pennsylvania

Wm H Frye and son, of Lahmansville, came down yesterday on a short business trip

Postmaster and Mrs T T Huffman and children have returned from their visit to the country

Mr and Mrs Lee Litton went to Mt Zion to attend a funeral of Mrs Litton's mother, Mrs Fleek

Misses Hazel and Pearl McNemar of Cumberland, are the guests of Mr and Mrs W C Lewis

Mrs John W Ravenscraft returned Thursday on a visit to her son, Mr R T Ravenscraft in Wheeling

Mrs P F Kelly and son are visiting her sister, Mrs B B Cavitt, and Mr Kelly is visiting Mr D A Arnold

Mrs H S Stephens and little son of Johnstown, Pa, arrived Monday on a visit to the home of D T Greenwade

Rev A O Price and family arrived home yesterday evening from Terra Alta, where they have been spending the past two weeks

Mr and Mrs W A Virts have returned from a fifteen days stay at Mt Clemens, where they have been taking the mineral baths

Mrs Wm Fleek, aged 54 years, died Sunday at the home of her daughter in law, Mrs Davis Steedman, over in the country. She was also a mother of Mrs Lee Litton. (GGGmother of Transcriber)

Mr Charles Braul and Miss Emilie Layman were married on Thursday, August 14, in Cumberland. Miss Layman is a sister of Charles Layman, of this place. They returned on No 1 Tuesday and will reside here

Wm E Reckley and daughter, Miss Bessie, of Hambleton, came down last Sunday on a visit to Mr and Mrs B R Sollars. Mr Reckley has gone home, but Miss Bessie will spend a while. She expects to go to Dayton, Va, in September to take a course in music.

BORN, Saturday, August 9th, unto Mr and Mrs Charles Housenflick, a son.


Proposing to construct a railroad from Camden on Gauley in Webster county to Summerville in Nicholas county and from there to Gauley Bridge Railroad Co was chartered here this morning by the Secretary of State. The incorporators are: J J Mead, of Pittsburgh, H L Kirtley, George W McClintock, J N Tearnes and W G Matthews, all of Charleston.