FEBRUARY 16, 1912


Feb 14
Mrs Lula McKenzie, wife of John McKenzie, died at her home in Barnum, W Va, Feb 5, 1912,age 28 year 9 mo and 26 days. The remains were taken to Cresaptown, where funeral services were conducted by he Rev S D Dawson, in the Cresaptown, ME Church, at 10 am on the 7th, and the body was laid to rest in THE Cemetery adjoining the church, by the side of the 4 little children that passed on before her, the last one being burred the 4th of Feb 1912.
She leaves to mourn her departure a husband and two little children besides an aged mother and several sisters and brothers. The high esteem in which she was held was attested by the large concourse of people who attended the funeral through the inclement weather.
Harry Dawson spent from Sat of last week until Mon OF this with Cumberland friends.
Mr and Mrs L L Vanmeter and daughters, Misses Bessie and Grace, and son Cleaveland, Mrs J R Swamer and Rev S D Dawson and wife attended the funeral of Mrs Lula McKenzie at Cresaptown, Wed of last week.
A sled load of church workers of this place, drove to the home of M V Bobo Thurs night of last week, where they conducted Cottage prayer services.
Mrs L L Vanmeter, and daughter, Mrs James Swamer, visited relatives in Keyser last Sat and Sun.
We hear some complaint amongst the farmers that feed is becoming scarce and unless we are favored with an early spring there will be a considerable dirth in rough feed for cattle.
Wishing Bro Lucas a handsome Valentine, I remain.


Mr and Mrs H S Carr returned Tues from a trip to Eastern cities.
J M Dorsey has been confined to his home the past week on account of sickness.
Reed Williams, of Keyser, came up Sat to spent a short time with home folks.
Mrs Annie Williams had the misfortune to fall last week and badly sprain her ankle.
F C Welton, of Cumberland, was here several days last week visiting his mother, at "Hickory Hill."
Dr R W Love, performed an operation on Mrs Jos Snider this week and she is getting along very nicely.
Moray Randolph left this week for Gaithersburg Md, where he will resume his studies a the school there.
F Brooke Whiting who is well known to many of our readers, has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Cumberland.
Hop Van Meter, who has been visiting relativess and friends in this section for a month, left Tues morning for his home in Canada.
Through a private letter we have just learned that Jno F Fisher, who is known to many of our readers, died at his home in Pittsburg, Nov 24th. Mr Fisher visited here a year or so ago.
the Rev Ghas D Gilkeson, assisted by Rev Woods, of Martinsburg, are holding a series of meetings in the Presbyterian church this week. Prayer meeting is held every afternoon and preaching at night at 7:30 o'clock, to which everyone is cordially invited. Notwithstanding the bade weather, large congregations have been attending.
Dr O V Brooks attended the medical society meeting in Keyser this week, where he read a very interesting paper.
Rev Alexander Earle left last week for Keyser, where he preached Sun. From there he went to Frostburg on a visit to relatives.
H E High, who was operated upon for appendicitis in Baltimore several weeks ago, returned to Moorefield Mon. Mr High's many friends will be glad to know that he is getting along nicely.


Rev F C Rolman, of Elk Garden, preached an interesting sermon in Blake Chapel last Sun.
Mr C W Ervin is Post Master at Wabash.
Mr J Slulebarger, of Elk Garden, made a pleasure drive last Sun.
Rev M A Ray, formerly of Thomas W Va, has accepted a call to a church in South Carolina.
Mrs A V Clark, of Deckers Pa, was visiting friends at Emoryville last week.
Miss Gertrude Murphy was on a visit to friends in Keyser recently.
Mr and Mrs Chas Linebaugh, of New Creek, are visiting her father, Mr Leo Turner.
Mr Fred Burgess visited his father at Laurel Dale over Sun.


Miss Martha Carskadon, of Headsville, and Miss Elizabeth McDonald, of Keyser, spent several days here as the guest of Mrs A J Welton.
Arthur V Wilson, of Moorefield, was in this section buying cattle Tues. He bought 21 heads of two year old of Moomau & Forman.
Mrs C A Lantz, of Parkersburg, spent Tues night in town on her way to Upper Tract to attend the burial of her sister Miss Sarah Harman.
Mr Obed Poorman, of Glenford, Ohio, is the guest of his son at Hiser. Mr Poorman came to attend the funeral of his little granddaughter last Wed at Masonville.
J C Schobe who recently had a sale and rented his farm near Hiser to Van Bergdoll expecting to move to Ohio, has rented the Sevley farm near South Branch in Hampshire Co, and will move thereso on.
Miss Sarah Harman, daughter of Mr and Mrs J S Harman, of Upper Tract, died at Gassaway, where she had been studying music Mon morning. Her death was caused by pneumonia. The remains were shipped to this place and taken to her home for interment. She was 18 years old and was a popular young lady.
Mrs John Kuhn is quite sick.
Mrs G A Judy, of this place and Mrs Ed Powers of Old Fields, left Thurs morning for Davis, having been called there by the serious illness of their sister, Mrs H C Pope.
Rev F B Cubb, who for two years has been pastor of the U B church, on Grant circuit, left last Fri for his new field of labor at Edinburg, Va. When in this county, Mr Cubb made many warm friends and became very dear to his people.


Mrs H D Dawson spent Tues afternoon in Keyser visiting relatives.
Miss Lillian Spicer, of Elkins, spent Sun last here visiting her parents.
Mr Frank Williams is spending some time here visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs W R Williams, of Westernport.
Miss Healy, of elk Garden, is the guest of the Misses Fahey at their home in Westernport.
Postmaster Geo T Goshorn was a business visitor to Keyser on Mon.
Mr Harry Bucy, who has been on the sick list is able to be out and around.
Mr R W O'Neal has opened a confectionery store in the post office building.
Dr T A Cross, is again confined to his room suffering with rheumatism.
Miss Nellie Coleman has resigned her position at C W Powers and Co's store.


The new Dixon building on Main St and Washington Streets is rapidly nearing completion and is a fine structure.
Through delay from some cause westbound passenger train No 3, on the B&O railroad, did not arrive at Piedmont on Sun morning until 10:55 am.
The Western Md Co, have had the timbers on the long bridge at the W Va Junction renewed. A member of the ties were badly damaged by fire falling on them from passing locomotives.
There was another fire in the W Va Junction yards on Mon about 10 o'clock, in which a camp car belonging to the gang of carpenters was pretty badly damaged. From what could be learned, the cook had started a fire and left it to attend to some duties a distance away, when the fire occurred. It was soon discovered by the round house force, who hurried to the scene and after a hard fight put the fire out, but not until some damage was done to the interior of the car.
On account of the severe cold weather that has prevailed here some time, many of the water pipes were frozen and some of them are still out of commission.


Messrs R A Smith and T E Markwood, of Blaine, spent last Wed night in Keyser.
Mr T F Kenny, of Piedmont, was looking after business interests in Keyser Wed.
Rev A A P Neel visited in Keyser last Wed.
Mrs L C McDonald has been indisposed this week.
Atty C N Finnell spent Wed in Romney on legal business.
Prepare fro war in time of peace - get your dress goods of I M Long and do your spring sewing now.
The A O K of M C Fair, which began last Mon night and will close tomorrow night, has been largely attended.
Mr Russell Wagoner spent last Sat and Sun with his family here.
Mrs Edgar Ward returned to her home in Chicago Junction, Ohio, from a short visit to home folks here.
Mrs Ray Wells is visiting in Baltimore.
Mrs Charles Broome has returned to her home from a visit to Cumberland.
Mr W E Hough, of Fairmont, visited his cousin, Mr D T Greenwade, this week.
Mr C T Neff, of Piedmont, made this office a pleasant call last Thurs.
Miss Grace Bane was shopping in Cumberland Thurs.
Mr J E Winsboro, is visiting in Keyser this week. His health is improving.
Mr and Mrs T Lillard and children of Cumberland, spent Sat in Keyser, with friends.
Mrs Charles White and Mrs Ellen Hawk, of Cumberland, spent last Sun afternoon in Keyser.
Mr J C Michael and Miss Doris Paris visited the home of A H Michael at Oakland this week.
Mr I S Cox visited his sister near Union Town Pa, this week. She has lately undergone an operation for appendicitis, but is improving nicely.
Mr Eugene Gerstell is in Keyser on business today.
Mrs Richard Gerstell visited her daughter, Mrs Macfarlane, at Barnum, this week.
Mr Cleland Fisher and Miss Clara Martin, both of Moorefield, were licensed to marry in Cumberland this week.
Mrs W H Riley attended the funeral of a friend in Wheeling this week.
Miss May Simpson, of Cumberland and Miss Lou Ebert, of Blaine, attended the Wilt Michael wedding last Sat evening.
Mrs Grover Leigh and baby returned home from Paw Paw Wed.
Mr Brady has purchased a new home on W Piedmont St, where he has moved his family.



Tues, Feb 13, 1912 at the residence of Mr Rogers, on Piedmont St, Keyser, Rev W J Bernard united in marriage Mr John W Miller and Miss Mary Murphy, both of Emoryville, W Va.
That same day the same minister united in the holy bonds of wedlock, Mr Andrew Havener and Miss Lillie Murphy, both of Emoryville, W Va. This couple was married in McCoole, Md.


Mr David Wilt, of Blaine, and Miss Virginia Michael, of Keyser, were married at the bride's home on Mozelle St, last Sat evening. Rev Geo W Yost performed the ceremony. the bride is the daughter of Mrs Ophia Michael, and has been one of Mineral County's most popular teachers. Mr Wilt is one of Blaine's most popular young men. Miss May Michael, sister of the bride, who teaches at Douglas, spent last week at home and attended the marriage.


Mr C L Johnson and Miss Mary Fazenbaker were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Lutheran parsonage last Wed evening by the Rev C P Bastian. The bride is the attractive daughter of Mr Frank Fazenbaker and the groom is a worthy young man in the employ of the B&O RR Co. they will reside in Keyser.



The body of Arthur J Rollins, whose death occurred at Piedmont Sun afternoon, was taken to Fairmont Sun and burial was made at Fairmont Wed.
The deceased was aged 31 years and his death occurred after a short illness from paralyses of the heart. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Shinnstown, and of the Fairmont Lodge of Moose.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs Isabel Rollins, of Fairmont, widow of Harrison Rollins, and the following brothers and sisters: Fred Rollins, of French Creek; Mrs J J Sohle of Baltimore; Mrs J J Bateman, of Baltimore; Mrs A W Thomas, of Fairmont; Gus Rollins, of Fairmont; Mrs James Fast of Fairmont; Misses Sarah and Mary Rollins, of Cumberland; Mrs Wade H Goodlove, of Kansas City and Teddy Rollins, of Fairmont.


The T & P R R Co, was granted permission to build a trestle to span the road leading from Ridgeville to Fountain at a point on the lands of A H Metcalf, said trestle to be 18 feet high where it crosses the road and the span which crosses the road to be 15 ft wide.
Jacob E Long was relieved of erroneous assessment on 210 1/2 acres of land in Frankfort Dist.
A number of bills were allowed.


There was an old-fashioned Spelling Bee at the High School last night under the management of the Supt J C Sanders. A large number of our citizens ladies and gentlemen, old and young, were present, and it was a very enjoyable occasion. The old as well as the young took part in the contest. Mr Douglas Blair carried off the laurels as champion speller.


There was a special meeting of County Court held last Wed. Present, commissioners R H Dayton and J R Bane.
C B Hott, a resident of Keyser, was recommended as a competent person to be appointed Notary Public.
Samuel H Biser was appointed road supervisor for Cabin Run District to take the place of Joseph W Leatherman, who has resigned.
Jacob E Gilbaugh was relieved of erroneous assessment of a lot in Newcreek District.
Jacob E Long was relieved of erroneous assessment, on 210 1/2 acres of land in Frankfort Dist.
A number of bills were allowed.
Charles Hodges having resigned as Deputy Assessor, on motion of Assessor A H Metcalf. W P Hollen was appointed to fill this vacancy.


Report of the Eureka school for the fourth month ending Jan 12, 1912.
Number of pupils enrolled, boys 11, girls, 13; total 24.
Average daily attendance, boys 9, girls 8; total 17.
Percent of daily attendance, boys 93, girls, 91.
Those present every day; Walton Borror, Henry Parish and Bertha Borror.
Those present every day except one, Harry Parish, Paul Sears, Lottie Borror, Bertha Lyons, Myrtle Lyons and Blanche Chaney.
Bertha R Urice


Last Mon was B&O payday, and it was the best pay that our railroad men have had for many months. Other companies paid on that day also and Keyser business has been on a boom this week. Our merchants are in fine spirits.


Miss Olga Billmyre gave a party to her friends Wed night of last week. those present were, Louie Long, William Jimmison, Amy McKee, Talbott Wagner, Margaret Dugan, Tim Katy, Elizabeth Wagner, Francis Harrison, Max Moore, Clay Hott, Dick Hawvermale, Byrnes Carnell, Raymond Bright, Anna Rotruck, Fred Matholie, Lee Kesner, John Newcomb, Viola Holen, James Newcomb, Viola Holen, James Newcomb, Bessie Johnson, Frank Giffin, Lora Holen, Frank Allen, Marie Knott, Lee Allen, Norma Knott, Raleigh Wolfort, Ora Billmyre.


Washington, Feb 12-
The Postoffice Dept today announced the appointment of the following postmasters:
Elmer H McCarty, Beaver, Nicholas Co, W Va; Charlie A Hull, Lahmansville, Grant Co, W Va; William A B Ortright, Newville, Braxton Co, W Va; Nellie P Gresham Ottoman, Lancaster Co, Va and M F Kiger, Williamston, W Va, vice Paul H Metcalfe, removed for cause.


Prof Moore's Sun school class of young ladies will have a sale of candy, cakes and other good things to eat in J H Markwood's store on main St, tomorrow, Sat afternoon. If you want the best, patronize them.


Of special interest at this moment is the brief sketch of Abraham Lincoln's life which he furnished for publication against Stephen A Douglas for senator of Illinois it runs as follows:
"I was born Feb 12, ? 18? in Hardin Co, Ky. My parents were both born in Va of undistinguished families - second families perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks, some of whom now resides in Adams, and others in Macon Co, Ill. My paternal grandfather, Abraham Lincoln, emigrated from Rockinham Co, Va to Kentucky about 1781 or 1782, where a year or two later, he was killed by Indians, not in battle, but by stealth, when he was laboring to open a farm in the forest. His ancestors, who were Quakers, went to Va from Berks Co, Pa. An effort to identify them with the New England family of the same name ended in noting more definite than a similarity of Christian names in both families, such as Enoch, Levi, Mordecai, Solomon, Abraham and the like.
"My father at the death of his father was but 6 years of age, and he grew up literally without education. He removed from Kentucky to what is now Spencer Co, Ind, in my eighth year. We reached our new home about the time the state came into the Union. It was a wild region, with many bears and other game animals still in the woods. There I grew up. There were some schools so-called, but no qualification as ever required for a teacher beyond readin' writin' and cipherin' to the rule of three. If a straggler supposed to understand Latin happened to sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education.
"Of course when I came of age, I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write and cipher to the rule of three; but that was all. I have not been to school since. The little advance I now have upon this store of education I have picked up form time to time under the pressure of necessity.
"I was raised to farm work, which I continued until I was 22. At 21, I came to Illinois and passed the first year in Macon Co. Then I got to New Salem at that time in Sangamon, now Menard Co, where I remained a year as a sort of clerk in a store. Then came the Black Hawk war, and I was elected a captain of volunteers, a success which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since. I went through the campaign, was elected, ran for the legislature the same year (1832) and was beaten - the only time I have even been beaten the the people. The next and three biennial elections I was elected to the legislature. I was not a candidate afterward. During this legislative period, I had studied law, and removed to Springfield to practice it.
"In 1846, I was once elected to the lower house of congress. Was not a candidate for re-election. From 1849 - 1854, both inclusive practiced law more assiduously than ever before. Always a Whig in politics and generally on the Whig electoral ticket, making active canvasses. I was losing interest in politics when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
"If any personal description of me is though desirable it may be said I am in height six foot four inches nearly, lean in flesh, weighing an average 180 pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair and gray eyes. No other marks or brands recollected.
Yours very truly,
This was written a couple of years before he ran the first time for president. "The rest," as the phrase is, "is history." Though Douglas beat him for senator, the popular vote of the state was with him, as the legislative returns showed, namely, for Lincoln 126,048, for Douglas 121,940. In his first campaign for the presidency Lincoln received 180 of the 303 electoral votes, and had a plurity of 491,295 of the popular vote in a total of 4,608,193. In his second campaign, he received 212 electoral votes out of 233, leaving McCellan only 21, and he had a clear majority of 411,428 in the popular vote.


The board of directors of the First National Bank held a meeting last Sat and leased Music Hall to Mr L T Carskadon, for another term of three years, and Mr Carskadon will continue to operate his moving picture show there as in the past. It is conceded by those capable of judging that there is no moving picture show in the State superior to the ones given by Mr Carskadon.



New line Seersucker ginghams, 10c
  " dresses , 10c
  " white goods, 10c
  " apron gingham , 6c
  " calicos, 6c
  wrappers and house dresses 98c
  48 quality wool dress goods 39c
25c quality dress goods 19c


Counterpanes 75, 98, 1.48
  " colored 98 & 1.25
Bed sheets 48, 68, 85c
Pillow Cases 10 and 15c
Bolster cases 25c


Lot of men's work shirts
  50c kind at 25c
  " of men's dress shirts
  50 c kind at 25c
  " Children's underwear,
  " 25c kind at 10c
Men's linen collars 5c
Boys' sweaters 25, 48, 98


New this winter styles,
  $16 kind at 9.98
  12 kind at 8.98
  9.98 kind at 7.48
Carried over suits
  10, 12 and 14 kind at 4.98


New this season's styles,
  7.98 kind at 8.00
  9.98 kind at 6.98
  6.98 kind at 4.98
Carried over
  worth 7,8,10,12 at 4.98


9 X 12, Axminster rugs
  worth 22.50 at 18.50
9 X 12 Tapestry Brussels,
  worth 12,50 9.98
Small rugs 98 to 3.48
Table Oilcloth 18c
Lace Curtains 38 to 4.48 pr