MARCH 15, 1912


March 5, 1912
Moving seems to be the order of the times here at present, H H Hott moved to 21st last week, William Simmons to Keyser, Mr McIntosh to Dawson.
Mrs Emma Cecil, of Cresaptown, was visiting her brother I L Vanmeter, a few days last week.
Mr Floyd Stotler is seriously ill at this writing.
Mrs Grace VanMeter spent a few days with friends at 21st last week.
Mr H R Stotler, of Piedmont, was calling relatives here Mon evening.
Ye scribe is on the sick list at this writing with rheumatism and bad cold.
Mr Robert Wilson, of Bier, was calling on Mr F Stotler Tues evening.
Mr - boughton assistant school examiner of Cumberland, was calling at the school here Tues.
Ground hog weather is still holding good.
Mr Hugh Meese, of Moscow, is moving to Black Oak in the house vacated by R McIntosh.
Well, Nero that was a good one you got up on the rheumatic sufferers, but you were is informed. They did not throw away their cane, neither the pain, nor were they first on the scene, but were like the bed bug, they had no wings at all but were getting there just the same.
March 13
Winter still continues in the lap of spring while the Groundhog refuses to make an assignment.
Floyd Stotler, whose illness was mentioned last week, was taken to the Allegany Hospital on Fri morning in Cumberland where he continues dangerously ill.
Leonard Fleek of Barnum, visited relatives here last Sat.
The Duncan Bros moved from this place to Bloomington last week.
Aunt Margaret McKenzie, of Rawlings, visited her daughter, Mrs I L Vanmeter, and other relatives here last week.
D T Greenwade and wife, of Keyser, spent several days of last week guests of Dr Robert Gerstell.
Miss Grace Vanmeter is spending some time in Keyser with her sister, Mrs Robert Yonker.
Mr H C Dawson is again confined to his bed with illness.
L R Llewellyn is rebuilding an old lime kiln on the south side of Ft Hill where he expects to burn lime extensively for the purpose of liming his Blackoak farm.
Thomas Green, of Allegany, visited his daughter, Mrs Baxter Armentrout, last week.
Squire Doyl, of Keyser, was a business caller at the Mineral County Poor house Mon of this week.
Squire Cross, of McCoole, and Silas Condict, of Keyser, were business callers here Mon of this week.
Lloyd Robison and wife, of Keyser, visited here Tues of this week.


Rev Perry Metheny began revival services at Atlantic, the saw mill stand of Mr George Oss, this week.
Messrs Harry Rollman and Bernard Kilroy were at Cumberland last Sat and Sun.
We have been having ideal weather for this season of year. The ground is covered with snow, the temperature below freezing point, and the days calm. What could we ask more?
County Superintendent R W Thrush, made us a pleasant call the first of this week. He visited some schools that were not in session when he was here on his regular round and he also visited a number of other schools. He attended and participated in the Teachers' Institute at Kitzmiller last Sat.
Misses Annie Fleming, Ada B Gordon and Annie M Joyce attended the Teachers' Institute at Kitzmiller last Sat.
Miss Nellie Bane, student at Buena Vista Va, has come home. Her eyes have failed her and she has to give up her studies for a while.
Mrs J B Faller was visiting friends and relatives at Frostburg last week.
Mrs Mary Kight was shopping at Piedmont last Sat.
Mr Robert Grant was visiting friends at Bloomington last Sun.
Mr George Yager, of Pierce, was with his parents last Sun.
Rev Bedford, of Parsons, will speak in the M E Church, South, Sunday March 10, at 3 o'clock pm. His talk will be on the Prohibition Amendment. His many friends here will be glad of the opportunity of hearing him.
Dr P S Keim attended the funeral services of his uncle, George Arnold, of Burlington, last Mon.
The Aid Society of the M E Church held a successful festival in Odd Fellow's Hall last Sat night.


Born, recently to Mr and Mrs Roy Vetter, a daughter.
Born to Mr and Mrs B C Carpenter, last week, a daughter.
John Evans, who has been very sick for some time, continues very ill at this time.
Miss Rose Hendrickson, who has been visiting here, has returned to her home in Romney.
B A Stinner made a business trip to Keyser last week to look after some work there.
Dr O V Brooks has been appointed surgeon for the Hampshire Southern railroad.
C R Bradfield, of Needmore, was over Tues. He expects to move to near Strasburg soon.
Reports received from Mrs Geo T Williams, who is taking treatment in a Philadelphia hospital are that her condition is improving.


Those who lacked confidence in Mr Groundhog are having their faith in his prophetic visions some what strengthened. There is still enough snow in the woods for sledding, while the drifts in places are as high as a man's head.
Mrs Sophia C Idleman has so far recovered as to be able to sit up part of the time, and can walk about the room with a little aid.
Here to fore the Mt Storm Sun School has been maintaining a records as an "Ever Green" Sunday School, by being organized into a Home Dept School for the winter; this winter it is being kept in actual operation, and with a very good attendance.
Grover Shillingburg of the USA is enjoying a visit at home. His many friends are glad to see him.
D W and Jas J Idleman came up Sun to see their mother.
We are sorry to note that Miss Bly Idleman is much indisposed. Dr Drinkwater was called to see her one day last week. We are informed that she has symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Striped and White Hall Schools closed last Fri. The Mt Storm School will close tomorrow (Wed).
Mr Ed D Hanlin, who taught a very successful school at Striped has gone to Henry to finish a school which Miss Godlove was compelled to give up because of ill health, after teaching two months.
Miss Lee Womack, who has been nursing Mrs Idleman, went home yesterday.
We are informed that Hon J D Rinehart will be a candidate for House of Delegates. If he is nominated and elected the people of Grant Co can feel assured that they will be honorably, honestly and ably represented in that law making body.


Frank Oats, of Burlington, spent Sun and Mon here.
H C Schaeffer and wife returned Sun from an extended visit to Mt Storm.
W O Johnson was here at Harry Harness' sale Fri and bought two ponies.
John J Idleman, of Scherr, was here Tues. Mr Idleman will in all probability be a candidate for sheriff.
T E Veach was here Fri and authorized us to say that in all probability he would be a candidate for sheriff.
L J Forman returned Tues from Charleston where as a member he was attending the State School Book board.
J S Harman of Upper Tract, who recently sold his farm, will sell a lot of personal property on Tues, March 26th.
J Wm Ours of Piedmont, was here over Mon night on his return home from Hopeville, where he spent a few days visiting his mother, Mrs Mashall (?sic) Ours.
Jasper Bond, of Martin, was here the first of the week. Mr Bond is a candidate for supervenient of schools in Grant Co. His announcement will appear in a short time.
Rev A J Secrist,pastor of the UB Church in Cumberland, spent Tues night here at the home of Charley Godlove, and is spending this week visiting friends and relatives near Maysville.
Price Wats and two Hines boys were called to Cumberland last Sat to see Morrie Hines who is suffering with tuberculosis, and who is very sick at this time. Mr Watts and one of the boys returned Wed.
A good sized crowd attended the sale held here Sat by W E Hill, administrator of Mrs Nancy Kuhn, and the property brought unusually high prices. Mr Hill became the purchaser of a set of antique dishes, on which is its said Mrs Kuhn ate her first wedding dinner a half a century or more ago.
M E Goldizen, of near Falls, was here last Fri. About five weeks ago D W Coblentz, of Dayton O, mailed Mr Goldizen a dollar to renew his subscription to the Press, and the party that got the letter out of the mail box lost it before reaching the house. The night after it was lost it snowed, and just three weeks from the time it was lost Mr Goldizen found it.


The oldest inhabitants have been having an awful discussion for the last few weeks. The burden of their argument has been whether it is colder here lately than in the winter of '68. The question hasn't been fully decided yet, but the mercury keeps hovering around zero. Frozen ears and chil-blains are the principal complaints with a slight touch of the grip. some have just plain grippe and a good many have the kind you have to go to bed with, called lay-grippe. It is more comfortable to have lay-grippe than grippe as you can go to bed with it and thus get out of doing winter chores.
Several kraut barrels have frozen up and busted during the cold snap. It being in a solid state after freezing, there was not much loss so to speak. Had they been the losers would have suffered before spring as nearly all that froze belonged to people who needed it in case of sickness. Had they lost it, they would have to have sent for the doctor when the sickness overtook them.
Miss Vanilla Buttonhook, who visited here last summer, has invited Miss Laurel Root to visit her this spring. Laurel has begun to make preparations for this trip if she ever takes it. Spring looks so far away that Laurel will have time to make plenty of preparations. She has ordered enough stuff to start off housekeeping, from Shears, Shawbuck & Co. When they come, look out, boys, as this is Leap Year. If there is any one in this community who knows how to fix up and look pretty it is Laurel.
The above was written some weeks ago so in order not to waste the paper, it is sent in this time. The weather remarks are still in season however.
Consternation reigned supreme in our midst last week when our little railroad closed down. It was rumored hereabouts that some one over at the county seat had gotten out a haebus fluckus or some other kind of legal document and stopped the proceedings. Everybody was very much incensed at this and talk of every description was plentyful until it was found out that the reason they stopped for a few days was to give their men a chance to do their spring washing. This was very nice of the company and was much appreciated by the men. The fences and bushes for several hundred yards on each side of the damps were covered with garments of every description and hue. They ironed Sat and returned to work Mon.
Hez Root and Cy Cloverblossom journeyed to the county seat last sat to attend a special meeting of the county Court who were considering the advisability of bleeding the Twin Mountain and Pacific again. After hearing arguments galore on one side and several hundred cubic feet of hot air on the other the arguments won, and our little railroad will be allowed to continue, yea even unto the next crossing.
All wanted to see it straightened out but some even objected to this; saying if it was straightened out it would extend clear to Petersburg and they wanted to keep it in Mineral as much as possible.
The principal complaint against the railroad was the time honored one first brought into use when wheel-barrows were invented in 493 BC, or thereabouts; namely that the native's horses would scare at the cars. Everything on wheels has been opposed by this argument and it is hoped that it will be in use for years to come. The matter was finally settled by the Railroad's agreeing to hang a curtain between the tracks and the county road at Vause, the first station out of Keyser.
Each person who makes application to the railroad before May 30th, 1912 will be provided with a patent blindfold that can be worked from the seat. This will fit over the horses head and at the approach of a train may be lowered by pulling a string, thereby blindfolding the animal, which will keep him from shying. These blind-folds are only allowed to be used when a T M & P train is sighted. They are positively not to be used while passing an automobile or traction engine.
Any one seeing Capt Parril, our overseer of the poor, kindly head him out in this direction. About three weeks ago a wooden legged peddler, selling, "The Life of Sayings of Timothy Corn, came in our midst trying to dispose of his wares. He finished waiting on the trade one day and not feeling very well at night, wen to Hez Root's for entertainment. He has been there ever since. Hez called in Livermore and the Doctor pronounced it a case of worm in the leg. The wooden leg being made of pine, it had been attacked by wood borers and caused all the trouble. Doctor told him not to leave until the ground thawed out as he might break the leg and be in for a spell of it. Hez is getting very tired of running a poor house and wants relief from the overseer of the poor.


Miss Minnie W Swift, our school teacher, is preparing for quite an exhibition when school closes in a week or two.
Miss Laurel Root, who went to spend six weeks of Ground Hog weather with Miss Vanilla Buttonhook, will return next week.
Ginger Root is suffering with chilblain on his foot.


March 12, 1912
Mr and Mrs Fred Wiseman, were callers at John Wiseman's Sun.
Mr Grover Shillingburg, who has just returned from the Army, and Mr Edgar Welch, of Gleason, were calling on friends at Sulphur Mon.
Some of our people have begun farming, winter must be over.
Charles Mackley and wife are visiting at K E Burke's, Terra Alta.
Miss Sadie Matthews, of Beryl, is visiting Grover Bosley's this week.
Rev L C Messick will begin his meeting of Sulphur Tues, March 12. Let everybody come to preaching.
Mr Talmage Smith was calling at Wiseman's Sat and Sun, we understand that he is going to work on the farm this summer as Mr Wisman is not able.
Miss Bird Wiseman was calling on John Kitzmiller's near Wabash Mon.
We are glad to say that Mrs T H Brock, who has been very sick, is able to be around again.
Our school will be out in three weeks. We certainly have had a good teacher and good order this winter.
Mr Henry Edwards was calling on some of his old friends Sun. Henry knows this is Leap year though.
Mrs Hannah Wiseman, of Elk Garden, was calling on T H Brock's this week.
Mrs Morgan Bane, and son, were visiting Henry Dulin, at Gorman last week.
Mr Morris Shillingburg, was calling at John Wiseman's Mon.
Say, boys we do not hear much about base ball yet, are you going to have a team this summer?
Mrs John Schwinabart was calling at James Green's Mon.
Messrs Cassel and Charles Green and Wm Schwinabart were calling at Truman Schwinabart's Sun night.
Mr Jerry McNemar was calling on home folks Sun.
Mr Cassel Green was calling at John Mackley's Sun.
Mr Keyser Smith made a flying trip to Cumberland last week.
Mr Edward Welch, of Gleason, was calling at John Mackley's Sun.
Guess Who


Well, as this is my first writing to the Tribune, I will try to give a few happenings in and around Waxler.
Mr J R Baker spent last Sat and Sun visiting relatives in Ridgeley.
Born unto Mr and Mrs J R Baker, a daughter.
Miss Nettie Elkins is spending this week with relatives in Luke, Md.
Roy Baker met with quite an accident last Fri while cutting wood by cutting his foot to the bone.
Mr G T Miller had a chopping frolic last Tues, quite a crowd was present ending with a party at night which was quite enjoyable to all.
Mr and Mrs E A Jackson's little daughter, Ruth, is ill at this writing, but is now improving.
The Waxler school will close March 22, with Miss Lacy Wolford as teacher. Miss Lacy has taught two very successful terms and she is liked by all the school.
Miss Bessie Miller was visiting Mrs J R Baker, last Sun.
The Keyser and Ritchie Orchard Co's are now taking on men.
The Ritchie Orchard Co, is now building a new boarding house.
The Keyser Orchard Co, is preparing to pipe the water to their orchard from J R Bakers' spring.
Mr O J Faulk, is ill at this writing.
The Ritchie Orchard Co, is digging a new well.
Well, as my catalogue is exhausted, I will bring my writing to a close.
Waxler Boy



Married March 10, 1912, Mr Floyd Heiskel Ellifritz and Miss Ethel Pearl Metcalf, at McCoole, Md, by Rev I F Roberts. The bride is the oldest daughter of A H Metcalf, assessor of Mineral County. The groom is the youngest son of Edward S Ellifritz, a prominent farmer of Mineral County. We wish them a long and happy life.



Capt Jesse C McNeill, late captain of the famous McNeill Rangers, died at his home in Seymoursville, Illinois, on Sun, March 3rd.
At the outbreak of the war he resided in Missouri, whither his father had moved from Hardy Co prior to the former's birth. Father and two sons, Jesse and George, entered the Confederate army in the west and were under the command of General Price. George was killed at the battle of Lexington, while Jesse and his father, Capt Jno H, were taken prisoners. They were removed to Chicago and making their escape worked their way through to the South Branch Valley. From here, Capt Jno H went to Richmond and got a commission to raise a company. At that time, General Imboden was attempting to raise a regiment of partisan rangers and McNeill joined this. When Imboden's regiment was taken into the regular Confederate army, McNeill withdrew his company which, from that time on was known as McNeill's Rangers. Capt J H McNeill was wounded at Mt Jackson in 1864 and died shortly after at Harrisonburg. His son, Capt Jesse, commanded the Rangers from that time until the end of the war. He was in command at the time of the Cumberland raid when Generals Crook and Kelley were captured. So far as we know but two men in this immediate section were with the company, W H Maloney and Geo H Johnson, the latter a member of the seventh regiment and the former a member of McNeill's command.
Capt McNeill was recognized by friend and foe as a gallant officer and high-class citizen. The First Lietuenant of the Rangers. I S Welton, still survives and resides at Petersburg, Grant County. - Review


Sampson M Jordan, aged 80 years is dead at Franklin, Pendleton County W Va. He served in company C, 62nd Virginia Regiment, in the Confederate Army and was taken prisoner at the battle of McDowell, but later exchanged.


Mr George Martin, died at his home near Alaska, March 11, of dropsy. He was buried at Alaska, March 13. He leaves a family. Mr William Martin, of Keyser, is a son.


Mr John Hook died in Keyser, March 9, of typhoid pneumonia, and was buried at Hitchcock's Tunnell last Mon.


The Guy Brothers' Minstrels will be the attraction at the Music Hall on Fri night.
Mr J Frank Bane was in Keyser on business last Tues.
R A Smith, was in Keyser on business last Tues.
Mr Will Greenholt was on the sick list this week.
Master William Neville is quite sick at his home.
Tues was B&O pay day here as usual a busy day.
Mr J H Cheshire was here on business Thurs.
Rev T S Long was in Keyser on business this week.
Mrs R C Caldwell spent last Sat in Piedmont.
Mrs Cora Horne, of Trenton NJ is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs George Sheets.
Mr and Mrs Warren Cole, of Cumberland, spent Wed here with relatives.
Mr J W Schwinabart was looking after business interests in Keyser Thurs.
Atty F C Reynolds was in Philadelphia on business this week.
Messrs Andrew Wilson and - Herring, of Cumberland, spent Sun here with friends.
Hon C H Vossler came down Sat and spent a few days here with his family.
Mr W T Dixon, of Elk District, was looking after business interests in Keyser Mon.
Mr R A Smith, was in Keyser on business last Fri and Sat.
Squire J E Aronhalt was in Keyser this week feeling the pulse of the body politic.
Miss Elva Adams visited in Elkins from Fri until Tues.
Atty Wm C Clayton was in Cumberland on legal business last Tues.
Miss Minnie Welch spent Sat and Sun with relatives in Cumberland.
Mr and Mrs C E Dayton spent Sun in Cumberland with friends.
Mr Andrew Wilson of Cumberland, spent Sun here with friends.
Miss Hattie Estes was a business visitor to Cumberland on Mon.
Mr Frank Kidner, of Clarksburg, spent Sun here with friends.
Mr Harry Kight spent Sun afternoon with friends in Piedmont.
Mr Sam Leatherman has ordered his paper changed from Davis to Marlinton, W Va.
Mr Sampson Taylor visited in Keyser this week.
Mr Richard Stimmell was in Keyser on business Wed afternoon.
Mesdames W H and T M Virts and Miss Edith Head were shopping in Cumberland Wed.
Mr J T McDowell and sister, Miss Tersia, and son, Fitzhugh, were shopping in Keyser Thurs.
Mrs Dr Judy and Miss Sue Smith of Petersburg, visited the family of Hon C H Vossler this week.
Mrs William Hetzel and Mrs Jasper Kitzmiller of Elk Garden, were in Keyser on legal business last Tues.
Mrs N J Crooks and daughter, Miss Marie, were business visitors to Cumberland on Mon.
Mrs Willie Long and Children and Miss Alta Shoppert spent Sun with relatives in Piedmont.
Mr J F Junkins, of elk District, was attending to business interests in Keyser last Sat.
Have you placed your order for trees? Write or telephone R O Lamar, Romney W Va, for surplus.
Mr John B Nash, General Manager of the Ginseng and golden Seal Farm at Emoryville, this county, was in Keyser on business this week.
Mrs Russel Wagoner and children are spending a few days with home folks and friends in Frostburg.
Mrs George Mac Farlane and baby, who had been visiting Mrs Mac Farlane's parents, returned home last Tues.
Post master George T Goshorn and Miss Dorothy Shopphert, of Piedmont, spent last sun with relatives in Keyser.
Mrs F G Davis had the misfortune to fall while descending the stairway in her home last Mon afternoon and dislocated her left shoulder. Fortunately she has not suffered greatly from the effects.
Mr T M McCorkle, one of our most popular traveling salesmen, was in Keyser on business this week.
Mr W H Nefflen's valuable driving mare, Bess, died Thurs afternoon, she was sick for about six hours.
Dr L L Edgell took Mrs Wm Urice to the Western Md Hospital yesterday where she will undergo an operation today.
The infant child of Mr and Mrs Frank Sholtz, who lived on the Md side, died last week and was buried at Dawson Md.
William Duling attended the public sale of mules, wagons and harness at the Tannery last Tues.
Mrs William Keller and daughter, Mrs Trainum, were here last Tues and settled their suit against the Davis Coal and coke Co. Mr Trainum was killed in Mine No 20 at Elk Garden last April.
Mr R H Rodruck has been out in the country this week selling grain drills for the S & T Hardware Co. A gentleman from the factory accompanied him. That company received a car load of farm implements last.
Orland and Willis Rickey left on 55 Wed for Washington State where they will visit relatives.
Mr C C Arbogast, who has been away on business for a few weeks, returned to Keyser this week.
The fine new B&O RR Station, at Cumberland, remodeled at a cost of $50,000 was thrown open to the public last Wed.
On Mon afternoon, Dr Maxwell delivered a lecture to the class in Physiology at the Prep School on "Bones". this is the first of a series of lectures to be given to this class which promisees to be very interesting and instructive.


The little town of Pierce, is in Tucker County. It is about two miles from Thomas.
It is a mining town and was started June the twelfth nineteen ten. Since that time it has grown rapidly.
There are a hundred double houses, twenty single houses, a club house, a company store and a new eight room school building in this little town. There is a population of four hundred. Five hundred tons of coal are put out daily.
Dr J C Tappan and family from Washington DC live in our town and he is the company doctor.
Rev H M Riddle from Buckhannon preaches here every Sun.
Mrs Charles Conner is called away on account of illness of her sister.
Mrs F S Tasker has been on the sick list for the last four weeks.
Mr Orval Carson, who was badly hurt by being thrown under a car, is slowly improving.
Miss Bessie Tasker, who was visiting in Westernport, was accompanied by her cousin, Miss Bertha Tasker.
Miss Lulu Tasker, who is teaching at Potomac Manor, spent Sat and Sun with her parents at Pierce.
Mr Glen Eichleberger left Mon evening to spend a few days in DuBois, Penn.
In the spring there is going to be built a large brick company store, a hundred more double houses and cement walks will be put down. The Davis passenger train will come in here three times a day.
There will be a post office here and to Tucker county will be added one more town, Pierce.
Sun Flower


Many of the voters of Mineral County, regardless of political affiliations, have been urging Mr Taylor Morrison to be a candidate for the office of Prosecuting Attorney. Mr Morrison is recognized among the legal fraternity as an able lawyer. He not only knows the law, but is a man of good judgment, in interpreting the law, his opinions on legal points are respected by those capable of judging. He is faithful in the discharge of duties entrusted to him and should the citizens of this county elect him to that responsible position, they could feel confident that he would industriously look after the county's interests and vigorously prosecute offenders of the law. Mr Morrison has not, as yet, decided whether or not he will be a candidate for the office.


At a special meeting of the County Court held last Sat which was attended by a large number of our citizens of New Creek, Welton, and Cabin Run Districts, the question of a franchise for the T M & P R R from Keyser to Burlington was taken up and fully discussed and the court made its orders, in so far as it was possible, in accord with the will of the citizens who most frequently use our public roads. The Railroad Co is required to protect our county roads and to be mindful of the safety of those who travel over them, which they expressed a willingness and a desire to do in every particular. They asked the court and the citizens to tell them what they wanted them to do and said they stood ready to do it. The citizens manifested a liberal spirit and were willing to do whatever they could, in justice to themselves and the public weal, for the accommodation of the Railroad Co.
The company is now constructing a new county road from the corporate limits of the town of Keyser to the lower end of Mill Meadow. This road is to be wider and better than the road formerly used between these points and the short turn at the Barr house, which has been considered a dangerous corner, will be eliminated, and the house on the corner is to be moved away. It is believed and hoped that the public will be better satisfied with the new road than they have ever been with the old one. So mote it be.


Mr James H Trenter has sold his noted pair of brown horses to Mr Chas J Alkire, Manager of the Alkire Orchards, the price paid was $387.50. Mr Trenter says the Alkire Orchards own the finest team of horses in Mineral County, and others agree with him.


On the 31st day of March, the Adams Express Co, will cease to operate over the Western Maryland RR, and on the lst day of April, the American Express Co, will begin to handle all express on that route.


Mrs E S Weltner desires to extend her sincere thanks to the many friends, and especially to the members of the different orders to which her husband belonged, for their many acts of kindness and innumerable expressions of sympathy extended to her in her time of deep grief occasioned by the loss of her husband.


Again, we call attention to the public sale of George C Bailey's farm along the Pattersons Creek Pike, midway between Burlington and Headsville. The sale will take place Thurs, march 28. See a full description of the farm in another part of this paper. Write Mr Bailey at Burlington W Va, for full particulars.


Mr H L Price, of Kitzmiller, Md and J H Miller, of Luke, while on their way from Annapolis, made a brief and unexpected visit to Mr J M Price, at Fort Meyer, Va. Mr Price is a musician of the 15th U S Cavalry, now stationed at Fort Meyser, Va. Mr H L Rice, who is the ex-Mayor of Kitzmiller, Md, is an old soldier and was greatly interested in the objects he saw about the fort.


We call attention to the announcement of the Spring Millinery Opening in Keyser Sat, March 23. All of our Milliners have been east to study the latest styles and have laid in a stock of up to date goods. Each one has secured the services of a high grade milliner and at each place you may expect to see a manifestation of artistic taste.


A law passed by the Md legislature forbids the marriage in that state of first cousins. Those thus nearly related from this section who contemplate going to Cumberland to celebrate their nuptials had better do so before July 5th, when the new law goes into effect.


Wed evening, March 13, a party was given at the home of Mr and Mrs I L McCandlish, Mozelle St in honor of Miss Margaret Roberts. A very pleasant evening was spent in games. After that light refreshments were served. At midnight all departed reporting a delightful time.
Those present were Misses Margaret Roberts, Elsie Wilkins, Flora Whipp, Mary Huffman, Glenna Carnell, Lena Leatherman, Hetta Davy, Mre D F Parker, Mrs Jno McMakin, Miss Ethyle Liller and Lulu Ber-y, of Rawlings Md.
Messrs Roy Fraley, E D Calhoun, Roy Martin, Perry Jenkins, Gilmer Haines, James Shanholtz, Geo B Robinson, Forest Deacon, Clifton Liller. One who was there.


A sow belonging to Wm Kitzmiller, in Elk District, farrowed 17 pigs at one litter, a sow owned by Morgan Bane, who lives on an adjoining farm, had 18 at one time, Frank Bane, whose farm adjoins the two above named, has a sow that gave birth to 19 pigs last week. If there is any other section of our country that can beat that, let us hear from it.


Mr James G Wright came over Wed for a purebred Hereford bull calf that he purchased of G W Blandy, of Clark County, Va. The calf is a very fine specimen, is 9 months old and weighs 650 lbs. Mr Wright made a trip to Va about two weeks ago and purchased the calf.


Mr Jacob Swadley, who lives in Baver (?sic) Run Valley, two miles from Headsville, will sell his personal property at public auction at his residence, Wed, April 10, 1912. If not sold privately before, he will also sell his farm at public auction on the same date. See his sale bills.


Mrs Mary E Miller, who lives on the Horse Shoe road, near the residence of John Fleek, will sell her personal property at public auction, on Sat March 23rd. See the large bills.


To all persons holding liens by judgment or otherwise, on the real estate, or any part thereof, of Charles Miller:..........Harry G Fisher, Commissioner


In the Circuit Court of Mineral County, W Va, March Rules 1912.
Jedson D Barnes, Plaintiff
vs In Chancery
Josephine S Barnes, Defendent.
Teh object of this suit is for the plaintiff, Jedson D Barnes, to secure a divorce from the defendant, Josephine S Barnes, and for general relief. ........J V Bell, Clerk



I hereby announce myself a candidate for renomination as Judge of the ?teenth Judicial Circuit of W Va, composed of the Counties of Tucker, Grant and Mineral.......Feb 27, 1912, F M Reynolds, Keyser W Va


To the voters of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit: I hereby announce myself as candidate for the nomination of Judge of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth judicial circuit, composed of the counties of Grant, Mineral and Tucker, subject to the Republican primary election.........A R Stallings


I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Assessor of Mineral County, subject to the Republican primaries to be held June 4, 1912........George T Carskadon


Atty C N Finnell and family left Thurs night for Long Beach Cal, to be gone until the tenth or twelfth of April. Mr Finnell's mother and sister live on the Pacific coast. While away, they will visit many points of interest in the far west and may return via New Mexico.


Hon C H Vossler, showed us some rich nuggets of iron ore this week this week that were collected in Grant Co near Maysville. the mineral resources of W Va are practically inexhaustible, but much of such wealth is too remote from railroads to be handled profitably. We need a railroad extending from Keyser W Va, on the B&O RR to Hot Springs Va, on the C&O RR. thus two great trunk lines would be connected and a vast region of country, now remote from railroads, and containing millions of undeveloped wealth, would be brought in touch with the markets of the world.


The new Livery Barn erected by the Potomac Milling and Ice Co on the foundations of the one which burned last Sept, has been completed and the company moved the stock, vehicles, force, etc into it yesterday and is now carrying on the livery business form that point. They new barn has room for more horses than the one that was burned. The equipment and conveniences are equal to those of the former building, which means that they are all that could be desired. The company deserves great credit, for bringing this great building out of the ashes, naturally the general manager, S N Moore, is proud of the accomplishment and all of the directors and stockholders rejoice with him. The citizens of Keyser feel gratified because of the business courage shown by this company.


What is this love of which men speaks?
This great outpouring of the soul.
While capable of meeting stone,
Yet pure, and saint like as the child
Is in its infancy, before.
The world pollutes, or sin can grasp,
The soul and drag it down to Hell.
what is this love that dares to stand
Undaunted in the hour of death,
Between man and the great unknown;
That dread fulfillment of the past?
That even to the brink of Hell
Will venture! to win back a soul!
Which lost, through love may be restored.
This love is that which stands supreme.
O'er all that is and shall be, till
Time ceases to be numbered, and
The just of Earth, departed hence,
Shall meet with love and with love reign
Forever! in a kingdom such
As mortal eye hath ne'er beheld.
By E Bruce Allen


Wanted, a man with small family to work on farm. Apply to Mrs Annie Paris, 4 miles south of Keyser.

On The Level

You should get our Figures on Plastering. We will give them gladly and may save you money. We are prepared to do all grades of work with any brand of patent mortar.
J H Merryman & Bros
Keyser WV Phone 34F

Spring And Summer SUITS

Made to Order. 500 Choice Selection of Samples just Received. Cleaning and Pressing done on short notice.
We guarantee a Fit and all our work.
Fred Wildemann, 90 Main St, Keyser


I will sell my 6 room brick house with city water, gas and a concrete cellar with an 8 ft well of soft water in it. All out buildings needed and good yard.
For terms write to or call on
J C Smith, 87 James St, Keyser W Va.


I will rent my farm, laying five miles from Swanton Md, on reasonable terms. The farm contains 115 acres, cuts about 15 tons of hay, has on it two orchards, fair house and outbuildings and good water.
W C Warnick
80 Gilmore St
Keyser W Va


I will sell 40 good young ewes, due to have lambs about April 20. I will also sell a very fine black mare, 8 years old, weight 1500 lbs.
J A Blackburn, Willow Ave, Keyser W Va


Two lots in McCoole, close to the bridge, 30X240 ft, for sale cheap.
Apply to: A H Hosack, 60 N Main St, Keyser W Va


Anyone desiring to patronize the imported stallion lately brought to this country by Lantz and Idleman, can be accommodated to pasture if they so desire, at the home of the latter member of the Co, where the horse will make the season a share of his time.
D W Idleman, Emoryville W Va
March 11, 1913

We Make Friends By Selling Studebaker Buggies

Every time a Studebaker Buggy leaves our floor we've made a new friend - a customer who will "boost" at every opportunity.
We've found that Studebaker Buggies make not merely "satisfied customers" but enthusiastic customers.
Come in and look over our line of Studebakers. You'll soon see why they're the most popular vehicles manufactured.
J M BRIGHT, Keyser West Virginia

Grand Display of Spring and Summer Millinery!

Ladies Suits, Dresses, Waists, Underwear, etc. Easter Opening Sat, March 23d. H KAPLON, 127 Main Street, Keyser W Va