JANUARY 16, 1914

JULY 1. 2003


Some one has said that an essential element of greatness is patriotism. If this be true, let it be not forgotten that upon the soil of W Va was struck the earliest blow for freedom. She gave the first soldier of the Union to offer a libation of his life blood upon the altar of his country. The first battle of the Civil War and the first and the last of the Revolution were fought within her borders, and soldiers from her territory were upon almost every battlefield of liberty. It is a well authenticated story that when Washington was asked what would have been the consequences had the Patriots failed at Yorktown, he replied that with but a banner left and the means to reach West Augusta he would have “rallied around him the men who would lift their bleeding country from the dust and set her free.” A West Virginian took the native ore from our mountains and made the cannon balls with which Commodore Perry smashed the British fleet on Lake Erie, and in that same battle, Capt. Elliott, a former Wheeling boy, commanded the Niagara, to which Perry transferred his flag when his own vessel, the Lawrence, was wrecked and at the mercy of the waves. Capt. Chadwick, a Morgantown boy, commanded the flagship New York, when the Spanish fleet went down at Santiago. It was a West Virginian (Commander Jessop) in command of an American war vessel, cruising in Chinese waters, during the late conflict between Russia and Japan, who stood sentinel at his guns, under the flag of the Union and compelled the belligerents to respect the law of nations and the rights of neutrals.—“The Virility of West Virginia’s Men,” Stuart F Reed, In National Magazine for December.


Engineer W W Davis, Fireman C A Maier and Brakeman H L Bricker all of Cumberland, were badly scalded early yesterday morning when a steam valve on a freight engine burst on the B&O near Terra Alta, W Va. The accident occurred about 5:30 o’clock Tuesday morning. The engine was drawing one of the heavy 94 eastbound freight trains up the Cranberry grade and Brakeman Bricker was in the engine with the fireman and engineer, Engine No 4280 used as a helper at the rear of the train was detached after the accident and the injured men were placed upon it and hurried to Cumberland where they were taken to the Western Maryland Hospital where Dr A H Hawkins dressed their injuries. Engineer Davis suffered the most severe injuries. He was badly scalded by the escaping steam which filled the engine cab when the accident occurred. Mr Davis is married and lives at 129 Grand avenue. Fireman Maier was not so severely scalded as was the engineer but in addition to the scalds his back was injured. He is a single man and boards at 21 Arch street. His relatives live at Grafton. Brakeman H L Bricker was scalded about the face and also suffered an injury to his hip. He is married and resides on Front street.



Miss Maude Gearhart of Tuckahoe, NJ, and Luther Hutter, of Moorefield, were quietly married at the home of the bride on Sunday, Dec 28th, at 1:30 pm, by Rev M Buzzell, of Newark, NJ. The young folks spent a few days at Atlantic City and other cities and returned to Moorefield last Sunday, where they will reside. Both are popular young people and have many friends who will join us in extending congratulations and best wishes for a happy life.


On Saturday morning last, Prof J Harrison Isles and Miss Lottie Keesecker were united in marriage by the Rev R E L Strider, at the Episcopal church.


Russell Edward Fortney, of Enterprise, W Va, and Lena Leota Dayton, of Keyser, W Va, were married at 11 o’clock Wednesday night by Rev Joseph Dawson at the parsonage of the Centre Street, Cumberland, M E Church.



Residents of this community were shocked last Saturday morning to learn of the sudden death of Scott Funkhouser which occurred Friday evening at Snider Bro’s store, at Mathias, where he had gone on business. Mr Funkhouser was subject to attacks of acute indigestion and came near dying here last October from that trouble. He was apparently in good health, until a short time before his death. Mr Funkhouser was well known throughout the county and was well liked by all. He was a very sunny and genial disposition and made friends wherever he went. He is survived by a wife and several grown children.—Moorefield Examiner


Mr Roy Cline, aged 21 years, son of Mr Ford Cline, was killed on the B&O at Blaser on Friday last. He was a brakeman and it is supposed that he fell from his train and was caught under the wheels. He leaves a father, mother and brothers and sisters to mourn his loss, and our sympathy goes out to them in their deep affliction. He was buried from the M E Church, South, on Monday afternoon, with services conducted by the Rev M H Keen. The funeral was attended in a body by members of the A O K of M C, of which he was a member.


Wheeling, Jan 12

The Riverside plant of the U S Steel Corporation resumed operation in full today after an idleness of four months. Approximately five thousand men are affected.


Review of Jan 14

W H Stansberry spent last week in Fairmont on business

Dr Raymond Kirk, of Paw Paw, spent last Friday in town

Miss Mamie Wirgman is the guest of Miss Osborne, near Shenandoah Junction

Dick Stimmell and Miss Helene Sloan, of Burlington, spent last Thursday and Friday in town

P M Harrison, of Clarksburg, representing the York Bridge Co, was a business visitor here Saturday

Mrs Parley Deberry, and daughters, of Terra Alta, arrived here last Friday, at the D&B Schools

J W Crawford and family left Wednesday for Washington where they will spend the remainder of the winter

W J Mileson returned to his home here Saturday night from the Western Maryland Hospital, Cumberland, where he underwent an operation.

Among those who attended the funeral of Mrs L P Canfield, at Paw Paw, were Mrs Malcom Harrison, Misses Carrie and Susie Stump, of this place, and Miss Susan Parsons, of Wappocomo. Rev G A Gibbons conducted the services.


Review of Jan 14

Mrs Jennie Singhass has gone to Roanoke to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs R W Dailey

Mr and Mrs Robert Milleson spent the Christmas holidays at Winchester

Mrs James Blue has gone to Kearneysville to visit her son, Campbell

Miss Esther Thomas, of Romney, is the guest of Miss Lucy Blue

Mr and Mrs Ed Shannon and little folks, of Frostburg, spent several days with relatives here last week

R A McGlathery of Winchester was here on business a short while ago. Mr McGlathery continues to be pleased with the Shenandoah Valley

Mrs Jerry Shannon has been quite sick with grip

Mrs Bon Poland returned Saturday from a weeks visit to her mother, Mrs Dicken, at Levels

Joe Sparks spent the weekend with his grandfather, J F Parker, returning to Keyser Monday

Mrs Monroe, of Franklin, is the guest of Mrs Wilson at the parsonage

Mrs Mary Blue is spending the winter months with her sister, Mrs Sue Washington, at Ferndale

June Kuykendall is improving slowly

Rev A E Earle, who spent Christmas with his mother in Virginia, returned to Springfield Saturday, preached at the Presbyterian church Sunday night and will join his family in Moorefield this week.

Mrs Belle McBride has been quite sick

Dr Kirk is kept pretty busy these days


We have been having extremely cold weather here

Miss Juanita Blackburn returned home from Keyser Monday

Mrs Henry Clause was shopping in Cumberland Saturday

Misses Rosalie and Ruth Homan are visiting in Piedmont

Mrs Charles Wilson from Burlington is spending a few days with Mrs Mona Homan

Mr Henry Clause helped butcher a beef at Mr G R Dyes Tuesday

Mr Metcalfe and Mr Floyd Ellifritz went to Keyser with a load of produce

Mrs Daniel Bane and niece Eloise of Pinto, Md, are visiting Mrs D W Taylor

Miss Maude Rawlings is able to be out again

Mr E O Wirgman and Mr Jesse Hull former merchants of Ridgeville, returned Saturday from Keyser

There will be services at Ridgeville Chapel next Sunday by the pastor, Rev Willhite.



Rev John A Shockey who was very sick last week is very much better this week

Miss Freda Kerns returned from the hospital at Baltimore last Sunday and resumed her school duties the first of this week. She still carries a very sore finger but it is in a fair way to get well

There was a considerable thaw last week but the greater portion of the snow is still on the ground. The roads are very icy. The snow squalls cover this ice and make walking a fine art. A footman walked down to Blaine last Monday morning. In several instances he struck the hidden slipperiness and it was with difficulty that he held his upright position which was only accomplished by lightning gyrations of compound triple hem dem semiquaver twistifications. Try it yourself.

We omitted in our notes last week that Miss Viva Jones who was employed in a New Jersey town is now home and will probably remain here this winter. We are glad to have her with us.

Mr Gurd is making good with his Junior League. The attendance is over 60. A pleasant social is arranged for next Saturday evening.

Mr Fred Dean who is employed at Pierce was home over Sunday

Rev L C Messick’s little son, Gury, had the misfortune to get his leg severely scalded last week

Mrs Ella Munsie, of Ridgeley, has been the guest of the family of Mr I O Oates for several days

Last Friday evening there was an old fashioned debate at the school house. The question was, Resolved that Napolean Boneparte was a greater general than Ulysses Simpson Grant. The arrangement were for three speakers on a side and to have 25 minutes each. The foreman on the Negative failed to appear and it was agreed to allow each foreman 25 minutes, and the two speakers following on the affirmatives 12 ½ minutes each, and the speaker on the negative 25 minutes. Affirmative D C Arnold, Rev F C Rollman, Clifton Gurd. Negative, J E Aronhalt, Wade Liller, Mr L O Taylor first entertained the audience by relating a story in his inimitable manner. Then the debate. There were marches, charges, surprises, blank movements and all kinds of strategy. There were valleys of solid shot, shells, grape, shrapnel and canister. Decision two to one in favor of the affirmative.

The thermometer registered zero last Tuesday morning and the wind blowing a perfect gale

Miss Martha Mason underwent a tedious surgical operation at the Alleghany hospital at Cumberland last week, in having a bone growth removed from her nose

A sleighing party went to Hartmonsville last Saturday evening and heard a debate at the school house

A second Teacher’s Institute will be held at Elk Garden the last Saturday in January. Teachers are already preparing for this meeting. There will be exhibitions of primary work, class recitations and some important subjects discussed. School patrons and seventh and eighth grade pupils are invited to attend.

Rev W W White began revival services at Blaire this week. Presiding Elder, Rev H A Brown, conducted the services the first three evenings.



Examiner of Jan 8

BORN, to Mr and Mrs Ed. M Rinker recently, a daughter

Misses Mary VanMeter and Irene McNeill who spent Xmas at home, have returned to Washington

The Board of Education met yesterday and selected the plans of Holmboe & Lafferty, for the new high school building here. So far they have not sold the bonds.

Mrs Maude Kuykendall, who spent the holidays with Mr and Mrs A D Wood, left Friday for her home in Martinsburg

C C Marshall of Williamsport who has been very ill since August is improving some and is able to sit up in the room

Mrs Nora Ebert was seriously injured recently while enroute to the Flats. The horse she was driving became frightened from the trace that worked loose and ran away throwing Mrs Ebert from the buggy and her physicians say that she will be confined to the bed for about a month. Her son Otis was in the wreck but was uninjured.

Mrs Kate and Ollie Simmons, of Hagerstown, spent the holidays with her parents Mr and Mrs Mort Simmons

It is reported that Bell E Mathias struck 3 foot vein of coal while drilling a well at his home on Branch Mountain

Miss Estelle Cunningham, of Reeses Mill, came up recently and is visiting relatives here

Miss Inez McNeill returned to Elkins last Saturday where she teaches in the public school

E M Hyde and family, who spent Xmas with relatives here have returned to Waterford, Va

Rev R A White of Henderson spent a few days with Mr and Mrs John W Gilkeson recently

Frank Carpenter spent Christmas with Mr and Mrs W S Cunningham, at Thomas

Miss Sallie VanMeter spent Xmas with Mrs Annie Stubblefield, at Cumberland

One of the most enjoyable affairs of the Yuletide season was given last Tuesday evening, at the home of Mr and Mrs A R McNeill when the members of the “Do-Easy Club” entertained at a turkey roast. A delightful supper was served

Miss Mary Littell left last Wednesday for Winston-Salem, NC, where she will make her home

Mr and Mrs Howard Cunningham of Mansfield, Ill, have been visiting relatives in this section

Mrs Lola Berger of Keyser spent a few days during the holidays with Mr and Mrs D S Huffman

Miss Alice Gamble came home from Hagerstown and spent Christmas with home folks


Examiner of Jan 8

Miss Connie Davis has returned to Cumberland to resume her duties

Mrs B J Baker has so far recovered that she is able to be out, accompanied by her nurse

I D Smith, who is attending law school at Washington and Lee, has returned to his studies after spending the holidays with his mother

I V Inskeep and E P Babb will be two new motorists in the county this summer, each of whom, we are informed, having placed orders for cars

R H Haslacker of Maysville who has been visiting friends at Keyser and his brother, A B Haslacker, of Moorefield, was here Wednesday on his way home. His brother, E C Haslacker, met him here

Mrs Job Weese, an aged and highly respected lady of the Rough Run section, died at her home on Monday of last week. On the evening before she was paralyzed while playing a graphophone. Besides her husband, she is survived by several children, among which are the following: Frank, of this place; H S of Moorefield; Arthur of Peru; Mrs Maxter Mohler of Goodwine, Ill; Mrs John Bensenhaver of Moorefield and Mrs C E Judy of Rough Run.

D C Lyon, who sold his farm at Forman to H A Alt of our town and moved his family to Ohio a couple of months ago, this week moved his family back to this county and we understand he expects to make this his future home

Mr Clarence B Groves and Miss Lillie S Weese daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Weese, were married at noon Monday at the M E parsonage here by Rev S G Thomas

W C Smith, although still confined to his bed, is improving and gradually gaining strength

Miss Sallie Chambers, of Frederick, Md, spent several days here during the holidays


BORN, to Mrs J B Nash last Wednesday, a fine boy

Mr C M Junkins of Keyser visited relatives here last Thursday

Mrs Minnie Duling and daughter, Miss Maggie, were Blaine visitors last week

Miss Rose Hockman of Slanesvile, is the guest of her sister, Miss Ella Hockman, teacher at Wabash school

Mr W A Duling, of Shaw, was calling on friends here last Sunday

This is a hard storm on wild turkeys. They will come into grain fields and get something to eat, and many will fall to a prey to those who do not regard our laws.

Mr Elijax Streets butchered 4 hogs last week that weighed 15000 pounds. The largest weighed 398 pounds. He also sold 2 sorrel match colts for $350. This is not a bad price for free trade times

We learn that Mr Jake Pownell lost his horse a few days ago. We did not hear the cause of death

This morning, Tuesday, is the coldest day of the year, mercury down to zero. A few more freezes and plenty of ice can be gathered

Geo B Junkins had 6 ewes that had 13 lambs last spring, two died and the remaining 11 averaged 110 pounds gross and were sold for $73.00. It is a little late to report, but it is often better late than never

Mr Nathaniel Kitzmiller, known to almost everyone as Uncle Nathy, died January 9, 1914, aged 85 years. He was one of the oldest, if not the oldest man in this part of the county. He was one of the oldest of a large family, all of whom have preceded him to the great beyond, except one brother, Mr Luke Kitzmiller. He leaves to mourn their loss, one daughter, Mrs A P Roderick, of Shaw, one son, Edward, and a number of grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He was a kind neighbor and will be missed by many. He was laid to rest in Blake Chapel Cemetery. Rev L C Messick conducted the funeral services. H H Kight was undertaker. The pall bearers were C E Shillingburg, Davis Streets, T W Shillingburg, Jacob Pownell, N G Martin, and Edgar Shillingburg.



The great dam at Stony River at Schell, built for storage use by the W Va Pulp and Paper Co, broke on Thursday morning, turning loose a vast quantity of water. All day long wild rumors were circulating concerning the damage being done as the water swept along, and about the average rumor is contained in the following paragraph clipped from the Cumberland News of Friday morning:

“The great dam, which was completed only a few months ago at a cost of a quarter of a million dollars, is a wreck. At three o’clock yesterday morning the break began at both ends and about eleven o’clock the front of the dam went out. It let loose a body of water fifty feet deep, seven miles long and with an average width of more than two miles, sweeping down the Stony River thirty feet high and reaching across the valley from mountain to mountain, carrying with it logs and debris of every kind. The first part of the flood reached the Western Maryland Railway, near Schell, W Va, twenty miles below, where the Stony River empties into the Potomac River, at about three o’clock, and that place soon had a flood stage of fifteen feet of water, several feet higher than ever before. There it not only went over the railway tracks, but it washed away about sixty feet of railway track and bed for the Western Maryland Railway Co, the repairs to which will not be completed before today.”

Much excitement prevailed at Keyser, but about 6 o’clock that highest water was reached, and it did not leave the river banks at this place. As we go to press this morning we can learn no better details than are given in the following as also clipped from the Cumberland News:

The flood spent its fury before it reached Cumberland late last night. The river went up only four feet here and was at no time threatening. The rise carried off the ? and several hundred people who lined the banks in expectation in seeing a flood, witnessed this spectacle. Residents were greatly wrought up by the reports of the coming of a great swell of water and relief was general when it was found that the torrent spread out before it reached here. At Piedmont last night all the people caused to leave their homes by fear returned as the flood, while a menace for a time, did not reach any houses. Camping out was not attended by great discomfort as the weather had greatly moderated. The bridges at Piedmont were not injured. It is understood that there are jams at some points of ice and pulpwood and these may cause trouble. Much pulpwood of the W Va Pulp and Paper Co was carried away. The Western Maryland Railway will not have the line repaired before Saturday. They transferred passengers this morning at the two washouts. One two miles east of Schell is 40 feet long and 30 feet deep. It will be repaired today. The worst is at the mouth of Stony River, where the track caught the force of the avalanche of water. This one is 60 feet long and 15 feet deep. The officials say the road lost no bridges and the washouts represent the worst damage. General Supt A R Merrick has his car parked at Schell and is personally superintending the restoration of the line. Two houses are reported washed away at Gorman. The break in the dam, it is generally believed, was caused by the expansion of the great coat of ice. Wednesday morning the thermometer registered six degrees below zero at the dam. The great wall, but recently completed, as looked upon as “green.” Since this disaster, it is thought, others seeking franchises in W Va for power and storage dams will strike snags.


Grafton, W Va

An epidemic of smallpox is reported to be prevailing in the district along the line of the B&O railroad, between Clarksburg and New Martinsville. As a precaution the railroad employees of the district were ordered to be vaccinated today by the officials of the company here to aid in preventing the further spread of the disease. No deaths have so far been reported.


Hagerstown, Md

A man giving his name as J W Brown, of Keyser, W Va, was arrested yesterday afternoon by Officer Devine, for stealing an overcoat belonging to J A Harne, of Funkstown, who was loading a car with flour for D A Sticknell & Son. The car was in the B&O yards, and when Mr Harne left the car Brown is alleged to have taken the coat. He was wearing two overcoats and a good suit of clothes. He was held in the sum of $300 bail for the action of the February grand jury. Brown said that he was going to Frederick and that the coat was given to him by a boy who told him to use it to keep warm. He was in an intoxicated condition. He was taken to jail in default of bond. He said that his home is at Shady Grove.


Keyser’s chicken fanciers carried off some ribbons at the poultry show in Baltimore last week. F W Davis got first and second prizes for the light Brahma class. W S Secrist and W C Pifer also carried off some of the prizes.


At a recent stockholder’s meeting of the Keyser Electric Light Co, held in the First National Bank building, the following board of directors was elected: F M Reynolds, J H Markwood, R W Nine, S H Jordan, J D Gelwicks, W E Crooks, A W Coffroth, Harry G Fisher and J C Watson.



Sunday, January 18th, 1914

9:30 am—Sunday School

9:45 am—Men’s Bible Class

11:00 am—Morning Worship

2:30 pm—Junior League

7:00 pm—Senior League

8:00 pm—The pastor will preach the first of a series of sermons.

Franck H Havenner, Pastor


There will be divine services in Emmanuel church on Jan 18, 1914, the second Sunday after the Epiphany, as follows:

Sunday School, Mr C M Miller, Supt, 9:45 am

Morning Prayer and Litany, 11 o’clock

Evening Prayer and sermon 7:30 o’clock

The public are cordially invited to attend the services.

R E L Strider, Rector


The second semester of the Keyser Public School for the present section will commence Monday, January 26th. Pupils entering school for the first time in the first grade are required to enter during the first two weeks of the semester. Pupils who are six or will become six before the middle of the semester these, who for say reason did not enter the first semester, are permitted to enter this time.

J C Sanders



The stockholder’s of the Thompson Furniture Co met on Thursday and elected the following Board of Directors for the ensuing year: H S Thompson, Harry G Fisher, Geo T Carskadon, R W Nine, D L Fout, C H Vossler, C H Leps and W B Woolf. The directors organized by electing the following officers: H S Thompson, President and Manager; R W Nine, Vice Pres; Harry Fisher, Sec; C H Leps, Treas. Last year business was the largest in the history of the company, and it will be the desire of the officials to make this year still better. Before adjournment a substantial dividend was declared.


Notwithstanding the severely cold weather a goodly crowd attended the board of trade meeting Monday night in the high school auditorium and plans were laid for a permanent organization. After a considerable discussion of the subject the following resolutions by the committee were adopted: Resolved: That this Committee recommend to the citizens of Keyser at a meeting to be called by the Chairman, that a Board of Trade be incorporated to be known as the Board of Trade of Keyser, W Va: That the capital stock be Ten Thousand Dollars, divided into ten thousand shares of One Dollar per share: That the objects and purposes for which it shall be incorporated, shall be to foster industries in the City of Keyser, advertise her resources and to advance in every way possible the material prosperity of the City and its citizens. Resolved: That the citizens meeting shall appoint a committee to make application for a charter and arrange all details of subscription for stock and organization of said Board of Trade.


If you think we are referring to the recent cold spell, you are mistaken. We refer to the spelling match held on last Monday night. After the business meeting adjourned, the two captains, Hon F H Babb and F C Reynolds, lined up their warriors in the shape of good spellers, and two fine lines of heroes never faced each other. The tug of war began by Capt Babb being given the word “it,” which he correctly spelled, followed by Capt Reynolds correctly spelled “am.” Gradually the words grew harder and one by one and sometimes twos, the ranks grew thinner, until but two opponents were left, and Mr J L Frost, of the P M & I Co, was left alone, the victor. Would that we could have more such pleasant times as this proved to be.


“There are two days in the week about which I never worry. Two Golden Days, kept secretly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday, with all its cares and frets and disappointments, with all its pains and sorrows, has passed forever beyond the power of my control, beyond the reach of my recall. I cannot undo an act that I wrought; I cannot recall a word that I said; I cannot calm a storm that raged on yesterday. All that it holds of my life, of regret or sorrow, or wrong, is in the hands of the Mighty Love that can bring oil out of the rock and sweet water out of the bitter desert, the Love that can make the wrong things right and turn mourning into laughter. Save for the beautiful memories, sweet and tender, that linger like the perfume of dried roses in the heart of the day that is gone, I have nothing to do with Yesterday, it was mine; it is God’s. “And the other day I do not worry over is Tomorrow. Tomorrow, with all its possible cares, its burdens, its sorrows, its perils, its boastful promises and poor performing, its good intentions, and its bitter mistakes, is as far beyond my reach of mastership, as its dead sister, Yesterday. Its sun may rise in roseate splendor, or behind a mass of weeping clouds. But it will rise, and it will be God’s Day. It is God’s Day. It will be mine. Save for the Star of Hope that gleams forever on its brow, shining with tender promise into the heart of Today. I have no possession in Tomorrow. All else is in the safe keeping of the same infinite Love that holds the treasures of Yesterday. All that Tomorrow has for me I can trust to the Love that is wider than the skies, deeper than the seas, higher than the stars. There is left for myself, then, nothing but Today. Any man can carry the burdens of just one Day. Any man can resist Today’s temptations. This is the strength that makes the way of my pilgrimage joyous. I think and I do and I journey, but one day at a time. That is the East Day. That is the Human Day. And while I do that, God the Almighty and the All-Loving takes care of Yesterday and Tomorrow, which I could never do.”
Robert Jones Burdette, in George Wharton James’ article, National Magazine for November


Smooth, conical fingers are a sign of talkativeness and levity.

Strong, knotted fingers show prudence and capacity

A palm too slim, narrow and feeble indicates instinct without capacity

If the palm is too large the person is coarse and animal-like

If the outer joint of the fingers forms a knot, the person has well-arranged ideas

The individual who has knots at the middle joints of the fingers always has a place for everything and everything in its place.

Intelligence belongs to knotted fingers, grace to smooth ones

The person whose fingers are smooth and pointed is guided wholly by inspiration and never has a reason for what he does.

The hard, wrinkled hand which is opened to its full extent with difficulty shows intractability, a mind without pliancy

Large hands mean a close attention to minute details

Broad nails show the owner to be bashful and gentle.


Never decide to have a room repapered, unless you thoroughly dislike the design, without first trying to clean the paper.

Paperhanging is sometimes a disagreeable and inconvenient task to have done. Ordinary wallpaper can be cleaned by the following method:

First sweep the walls thoroughly with a clean brush or broom and rub all soiled marks with stale bread. Many persons use bread to clean the entire wall, but the disadvantage to this is that it makes a lot of crumbs. A stiff dough mixture is excellent for cleaning walls. Mix together one half pound of flour and two ounces of whiting and cold water enough to make a stiff dough. The dough must not be sticky, bear this in mind. Rub the wall with this mixture and as it becomes soiled turn a clean side out. Do not rub hard as this spoils the surface of the paper. Varnished paper can be successfully washed. Use warm water to which a little vinegar has been added. One tablespoon of vinegar to a half a bucket of water is the correct proportion. Sweep away the loose dust first before washing the walls. Rinse with clean tepid water. Sanitary paper can be cleaned in the same way. Wash a small portion at a time and dry with a clean cloth. These suggestions may save you the expense of having your room repapered. Give them a trial before ordering the work done.


Circuit Court will convene on the 20th

Mrs Arthur Wells is visiting in Indiana

Mr and Mrs F H Babb are visiting in Baltimore

Miss Jennie Sheetz has been visiting in Westernport

Mrs J Z Terrell has returned from a visit to Baltimore

Mr Wm Kennedy of Lonaconing, was here over Sunday

Mrs Sadie Kinsey has returned from a visit to Cumberland

Mr and Mrs John Main have returned from a visit to Fairmont

Mr Roy Rafter has returned from a business trip to Baltimore

Miss Beulah Thrush of Piedmont was a city visitor on Saturday

Mr and Mrs F G Davis are visiting New York City for a few days

Miss Catherine Coffroth has returned from a visit to her sister at Mt Savage

Mr Layton McGinnis of Newburg, is visiting his sister, Mrs Cooper on Spring street

Mr and Mrs C H Vossler were Cumberland visitors the latter part of last week

Mrs Earl Smith and son have returned to Fairmont after a visit here among friends

Mr George Ridgeway and family of Cumberland, attended the funeral of Mr Roy Cline

Mr and Mrs E A Russell and Miss Katherine Russell were in Barkville over Sunday

Mrs J F Conley and daughter Anna of Eckert, spent Sunday with Mrs Albert Davis

Mr J W Hinkle has gone to Milam, Hardy county, for a visit among relatives and friends

Mr N R Smoot of Piedmont was the guest of Mr and Mrs D P Davis on Saturday last

Misses Blanche and Louise Woolfe have returned to Washington where they are attending school

Mr Philip Clark of Cumberland, is visiting his cousin Mrs D W Eagle of New Creek this week

Misses Blanche and Alene Chrisman and Kenneth Pifer were in Cumberland over Sunday

Mrs H B Dawson of Piedmont was here on Saturday last, the guest of her sister, Mrs O A Hood

Mrs Julia Sims who has been visiting her brother John Gordon of Elk Garden, returned Wednesday

Miss Jessie Smith and little Miss Sue Crist of Frostburg, spent Saturday last with Mrs A W Davis

Mrs O P Maxwell and little daughter of Luke, Md, were the guests of Mrs Albert Davis on Friday last

Mrs O R Spangler and daughter of Cumberland, were in the city Thursday visiting her brother, Mr Maurice Moomau

Mrs F O Edgell and two children are the guests of her parents, Mr and Mrs J H Markwood

Mr H S Thompson has been confined to his home by illness, but we are pleased to learn is now improving

Mrs W H Virts and Mrs Wm Martin have returned from Harpers Ferry, having been called there by the death of a relative

Mrs T H Davis, Mr and Mrs Gus Everly returned from Newburg Wednesday night, having been called there by the death of their father, G W Chidester

Mr and Mrs Patterson of Kingwood, Mr and Mrs Dunbar of Rowlesburg and Mr and Mrs Duffy and daughter of Grafton, attended the funeral of Mr Roy Cline on Monday

Miss Beulah E McNemar gave the first entertainment in the new First M E Church in Huntington, on Jan 8. The following evening she read in Charleston and went from there to Paintsville, Ky

Rev J McCarty Duckwall, Berkeley Springs, W Va, asks his friends to send him one dollar a month. He is paying an important Presbyterian mission church, near Sand Mills. He has to pay $500 of the cost, by about April 1st

Mr Olin Eagle of New Creek, went to Front Royal, Va, on Saturday last to attend the Randolph Macon Academy. His mother, Mrs D W Eagle, accompanied him and on her return home visited relatives and friends at Martinsburg for a few days.


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SCHOOL BOOKS!—Bought new for this term, 6th grade of school, used about two weeks. Good as new. Will be sold at a reduction. To any student entering this grade this will be a bargain.

Elson Literature, Book One

Modern English, Book Two

New World Speller

Hygiene and Sanitation

Complete Arithmetic

Mace’s Primary History

Frye’s First Geography

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