OCTOBER 17, 1913

Oct 14, 1913

Our school commenced Monday, 13. Mr Seymour Pyles, of Kirby, Hampshire county, is our teacher.

Ernest Grayson, of Mt Lake, is visiting his home folks this week

Mrs D G Martin and little son, Ralph, returned home last week after a few days visit at Keyser

Miss Annie Rotruck of Keyser, was a guest at L J Motts from Friday until Sunday. Her parents, Mr and Mrs Joe Rotruck came out Sunday and she returned with them.

V M Grayson, who is working at Elk Garden, was at home a day or two first of this week

Surveyor D G Martin and daughter, Miss Ruth, were near Martin, Grant county, from Friday until Sunday. Mr Martin did some work there Saturday.

We do hope the time is near, when our mail will not have to go "around Robinhood's barn" both going and coming, as it is very inconvenient.



Did you hear that tremendous yell on Cottage street last week? It was Walter Simpson's jubilant Philadelphia baseball yell.

The baseball season is over and now what? Why a literary society of course

Supt R W Thrush visited the Elk Garden school last Monday

The family of Stephen Carney has moved to Westernport, Md into the Porter White property. Leo goes with them while Steve Junior will remain here until he gets home sick. We are sorry to see them leave for they may be considered charter members of Elk Garden.

Basil Carney, a student in motor work, is home from Missouri. Miss Genevieve Carney will board at No 14 while teaching at Oakmont.

Four years ago McNeill's Rangers held a reunion in which has been kept up ever since. This year the reunion was held at Mr Isaac E Oates last Saturday. This remarkable company of about 120 men captured about 2400 prisoners during the war, 20 prisoners to each man. Their daring dash into Cumberland and their capture of Generals Kelly and Crooks, took them right out of bed where there was an army of ten thousand soldiers and made a successful escape, almost passes belief. This history of this company's achievements would make interesting reading. Those present at the reunion were: Isaac Judy and Samuel Shaffer, of Laneville, W Va; H Ridder, Oakland, Md; W H Pool, Kitzmiller Md; John Harvey, Gormania, W Va; J W Markwood, Burlington, W Va; W H Maloney, Romney, W Va; Isaac E Oates, Elk Garden, W Va; Rev W W White and wife were guests.

A very pleasant birthday party was given in honor of Mrs Robert Grant last Monday evening. The refreshments consisted of banana splits, coffee, cake, ice cream and candy. There were beautiful and numerous presents consisting of embroidered linens, books. Those present were, Mesdames D C Arnold, Jacob Ott, James Norman, P S Keim, Nathan Warnick, Harry Foreman, Will Atchison, Seymour Taylor, John Gordon, John Gordon, Harley Harvey, Wm Kight, Presley Harris, R M Dean, Geo R Branner, Walter Simpson. Misses Mamie White, Mary Mason, of Elk Garden, Mrs Landon Heskett and Miss Pearl Wolfe, of Bloomington, Mrs Robert Grant.

Miss Matilda Florintino, the popular saleslady in the Felix Cannos Confectionery, is spending a vacation with friends in Baltimore.

Mrs John Kenny returned last Friday from Frostburg where she attended the nuptial of Dr Thomas O'Donnell, of Baltimore, and Miss May Brophy. The bride is the daughter of Mr John Brophy formerly of this place. The wedding was a splendid affair and the presents numerous and costly.

Velma Evelyn Lucile, daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm Biggs, died Oct 10, 1913, aged 1 year, 6 months, 27 days. Funeral sermon by Rev L C Messick, assisted by Rev J A Shockey, and interment in the Nethken Hill cemetery.

Revival services conducted by Rev John A Shockey at Nethken Hill closed last Tuesday evening.

Rev W W White is conducting an interesting revival at Shaw.

W H Arnold, salesman in the B&L store, is off on a ten days vacation.

The Two Old Confederates and the Old Southern Quartette had a crowded house at Kitzmiller last Monday night. Elk Garden patronized it very liberally.


Press of 10th

C H Shobe, who has been working at Laneville, came home Sunday. He has been sick for awhile.

C C Arbogast, accompanied by A C Grant and wife, of Cumberland, came up Wednesday on business.

Dr Highberger is building an addition to his office at this place. Tax bills and liver pills are both unpleasant and should be separated.

Miss Maggie Koelz, of Keyser, is on a visit to the village

Mrs Emil Vossler, who has been very ill with typhoid fever, is able to be about again, and her condition promises a complete recovery. Miss Emma Stallings, who has been her nurse, has returned to Keyser.

Postmaster W C Smith was at Clarksburg this week attending Federal court, being summoned there as a witness against Bud Moyers, who is charged with using the mails to defraud the government.

Hoy Kisamore, of Mouth of Seneca, was here the first of the week. Last fall Mr Kisamore put away four apples, one of which is still as solid as the day when he picked them from the tree. Two of the others were eaten just a few days ago.

Rev Clay Smith, formerly of this county, passed through town Tuesday evening on his way to visit relatives in the central part of the county.

Mrs Mary Zell, who has been the guest of Mrs Annie Grove, left Tuesday for her home in Alabama.

Ashby Mongold and Miss Olive A Woolf were married Sunday evening on South Fork by Rev Thomas

Examiner of 9th

Mr and Mrs E C Beaty left Monday morning for Baltimore and New York, where Mr Beaty will buy his Christmas stock. They will also visit their daughter, Mrs Fortney, before returning home.

Mrs Ed W McNeill who spent several months with her son, Karl, at "Mapleton", left last week for Morgantown.

Arthur Cunningham returned Friday from North Fork, with a bunch of cattle which he purchased in that section.

Miss Elizabeth Michael left last Saturday morning for Cumberland, where she will undergo treatment in a hospital in that city.

Miss Nellie Clower began her school at McNeill Monday morning

Rev U S Landstreet and wife, of Medley, were visitors in Moorefield Tuesday

Ed S Cunningham has been right sick this week, but we are glad to say is now improved.

J Wm Gilkeson has started work on the erection of a large concrete silo on his farm near Moorefield

D S Huffman and wife left Tuesday morning for a short trip to Washington. They will also spend a day at the State Fair in Richmond, Va.

Mr and Mrs Geo T Leatherman and son Oce made an auto trip to Mt Storm and return Tuesday

Geo H Kuykendall left last Saturday morning on a visit to his daughter, Mrs Hannan, at Fisherville, Va

Mr and Mrs Huffman, of Keyser, visited Mrs Huffman's parents, Mr and Mrs D L Wilson, last week. While Geo Neff and J W Michael were up on the mountain last week, a big black bear came up on them and it is said that Mr Neff made tracks. We don't blame him much.

Mrs J Ed Chipley went to Cumberland yesterday morning, where she will spend several days shopping.

Willow Wall Poultry Farm, one of the largest, if not the largest in the state, has begun the erection of another large house, for the accommodation of their chickens.

Julian Chipley, who has been in Baltimore for the past month, where he was operated upon for appendicitis, returned home last Friday. He is improving nicely and is all right again.

B B McMechen of Glendale arrived yesterday on a short business trip


Seeding and doing up the fall work is keeping the farmers busy at present.

Mr Charley Ruckman returned home Thursday of last week from a visit to his grandfather, Mr J W Ruckman, near Shanks

Mr John A Veach started on Monday on his regular trip as drummer

The Purgittsville baseball team crossed bats with the Moorefield team at Moorefield on Saturday last.

Miss Inez Ludwick will return home this week from a visit among relatives at Moorefield

Mr and Mrs Dan Shumaker and their three children of near Barkville, were visiting Sunday Misses Lena and Mamie Leatherman, sisters of Mr Shumaker.

Mr Frank Smith began on Monday the erection of a new boarding house for the High Knob Orchard Co.

Mr Ed Wilkins has moved his saw mill to Bert Helman's farm, where he will do considerable sawing

Mr E G Ruckman was a business visitor at Romney on Thursday of last week

Mr Lloyd Roberts of Antioch, was visiting friends here Saturday and Sunday

Mr and Mrs William Payne and two children of Keyser, spent Friday night and Saturday here with Mrs Payne's parents, Mr and Mrs Noah Hottinger

Mr and Mrs G T Hartman accompanied by Miss Mamie Mills, visited Mr Isaac D Hartman, near Springfield, Saturday and Sunday last

Mr William High is very ill at this writing, but we hope for his rapid recovery

Mrs Sarah Cunningham will teach school at New Victory instead of No 5 school house

Mr Thurman Brown of Doman, will begin the Purgittsville school next Monday. This being his third term at this place speaks well for him as a teacher

Mr Ed Clinedinst has nearly completed Riley Stickley's new house

Mr J H High is cutting all his timber and will have it sawed this winter

Mr Isaac Liller moved from Old Fields to his farm here last week

Mr David Kesner moved with his family last week from the Isaac Liller farm to Twin Mountain

The Brethren Love Feast at White Pine will be held on Saturday, Oct 11. A series of meetings will follow, beginning on Sunday night.


Miss Lillian and Harriet Rogers spent Wednesday with Mrs I D Taylor

Miss Maude Kuykendall went to Wappacoma Saturday where she is employed as governess for the Geo Harriet's family

The funeral procession of Mr Stottler of Clarksburg, passed here Monday en route to Eusebia church where interment took place at 11 o'clock.

Mr Paul Dayton was in this vicinity several days last week, inspecting peach trees

Mrs J A Smith and Mrs I D Taylor were calling at Mrs Newton Umstots, Tuesday

Miss Mildred Umstot who has typhoid fever is getting along nicely.

Miss Lena Dawson returned home Sunday

Mr W A Cumberledge spent Monday in Keyser

A great many attended the sale of Mr Hoge near Fairview Tuesday

Mr and Mrs W Z Warnick and daughter, Blanche, spent Sunday with Mrs R M Ashby near McCoole

Rev Filson of Lonaconing spent from Saturday until Tuesday with us. He delivered some excellent sermons at the Baptist Chapel which were well attended.

Mr and Mrs James Kuykendall were business visitors at Keyser Tuesday

Mr Earl Warnick and Miss Elsie Umstot spent Sunday evening with Miss Bessie Warnick

Rev Filson spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr J A Smith

Miss Danie Flanagan spent Saturday evening with Mrs S A Trask


We were surprised and very much amused on reading "Sam Peer's" letter in the Tribune of last week. We have read and re-read said letter and can find nothing in it worthy of a reply. He no doubt wishes to enter into a personal quarrel with us, but that and personal abuse is something we never stoop so low as to indulge in, if we should so far forget ourself as to do so we would be making as great of an ass of ourself as he has done of himself. One thing, however, we wish to correct him in, he says we maliciously attacked him which is a false accusation. He propounded a riddle to us about stealing corn and in trying to solve the same we must have touched a very sore spot on his anatomy in mentioning the "corn" to drive him in such a rage or he may have been taking some more of that same "drug" that was administered to him down in Charleston last winter when the "corn" was placed in his hand. He will no doubt feel disappointed that we don't quarrel with him, but if we shall so far forget ourself as to do so we couldn't do it, though the columns this paper for a part of the office force are ladies as we claim to be a gentleman, what we would say to him we couldn't say in their presence, but as he is not the former and his letter has proven pretty clearly to us that he has no claim to the letter, we will just leave him to imagine what we would say were we to turn ourself loose upon him. We now offer our sympathy to the good people of Grant county and say to them don't do anything rash "Sam Peer" is not insane he will be all right when he comes from under the influence of the "drug" and then no doubt apologize for what he has said. Now Mr Editor if Sam Peer has any matter that he wishes to discuss with us that would be either interesting or entertaining to the readers of this paper we are at his service, but we shall take no further notice of any of his personal abuse.

Ye scribe returned last Wednesday evening from a weeks visit about Burlington and Push Root, where he has the pleasure of greeting many old friends. Some looked natural to us and while others has aged as we scarcely knew them, yet mingled with the pleasure of meeting old friends there was a sadness for about one half the homes we visited we found the empty chair which reminds us that we are fast passing the way of all flesh. We met Si Cloverblossom and Hez Root's pap of Push Root. Hez's pap is quite complaining but is still about the same. The people of that portion of the country are not troubling themselves about high tariff or low tariff not the high cost of living. The have abundant crops of nearly everything therefore they have plenty to live on and the surplus they sell at good prices, therefore they don't mind paying high prices for what they have to buy. Willard Welch showed us a field of corn on his Tar-Kiln Ridge farm that if we are any judges on a piece of corn, and we think we are, that by dropping off a few rows at one side was injured by nearby timber, the fields will yield three barrels to the shock, which is about 60 bushels to the acre. He also showed us a pile of onions in his old house on the ridge that he says contains, or did contain, 42 bushels. He also wishes us to say to those that want to steal onions to not take over a peck each or the supply wont go round and he would then have to haul the 14 bushels he has at home up there to supply the balance.

On our return trip from Burlington we called at Knobley Farm where we found D A Arnold with his force busily engaged picking and packing apples of which "Dave" informed us he had a full crop. He showed us through his packing house where he examined the different varieties and modes of packing. We never saw finer fruit and the mode of packing we don't think could be improved upon. Mr A gave us some prices he is getting, now listen, but don't get scared, after looking at the boxes each of which had marked upon it the number of apples it contained, by making a little calculation we find he is getting just three cents for each apple. Surely there is money in fruit to the right man on the right kind of land, both of which we find on Knobley Fruit Farm. But how about us people on the mountain who have no fruit? I suppose we have to substitute raw turnips, roasted potatoes and onions for apples we usually eat out of hand.

Bruce Roderick spent most of the past two weeks at the old home near Burlington, cleaning up and putting a substantial fence around the family graveyard. Last Saturday he made a flying trip to Elk Garden and Blaine, returning Sunday morning.

We see by some six of the city papers that the mines at Schell is to put out 100,000 tons of coal the coming year. They seem to have made a good start at it. In a little over two weeks they have loaded two steels.

Our school commenced this morning with Miss Jessie Beckman of Ridgeley as teacher

Grover Pool of Kitzmiller was calling on ye scribe and other friends here last Sunday.

Uncle John

Oct 4

DIED, at Schell, Oct 9,1913, of Cholera Infantum, Clarence Oliver, son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Dornorr, aged 1 year, 1 month and three days. The child was buried at Rehoboth on Friday, Oct 10, at 2:30 pm. Funeral services were conducted by Rev W W White of Elk Garden, Undertaker W H Kight of same place had charge of the burial.

Rev Lorenzo H Fike delivered an excellent sermon at Rehoboth last Sunday. Subject, "The Prodigal Son." It seems to us that he got more good practical advice out of it than we usually hear from the same subject.

The mines at Schell are still increasing their work, taking on more hands as fast as they can make room for them; their houses are about all occupied except two large boarding houses which need some repairs.

Stock in this neighborhood was nearly all sold early in the season but is now just beginning to move out. Several bunches moved out last week, and several more lots will go this week.

We neglected to say last week that Miss Emma Roderick had returned the Friday before from a two weeks visit at Keyser, New Creek and Knobley Farm. She reports a very pleasant visit.

Jim Roderick of the "Croft" attended the dedication of the Star of Hope Child Refuge at Burlington last Sunday. Jim, like ourself, being an orphan, he no doubt feels an interest in the institution.

Our school is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Jessie Beckman

Since writing of the above, one of the pupils tells me she received a telegram yesterday to resign the school and come home. Don't know for what cause.

Miss Martha Mason of Elk Garden, is teaching at Empire and just across the line in Grant county, Miss Alpha Head is teaching the Whitehall school.

Bruce Roderick is still carrying his hand in a sling; cause, a carbuncle on back of same. He and his father have gone to Elk Garden on business today.

Uncle John

(Romney Review of 8th)

Rev H A Wilsons holding protracted services at the Methodist Church this week

Mrs Frank Irons, who with her two little daughters, has been spending the summer with her mother, Mrs Sue Washington, left last week for her home in Winter Haven, Fla. She was accompanied as far as Washington by her sisters, Miss Nannie Washington and Mrs G H Thomas.

Mr and Mrs Hugh Allender have returned from their wedding trip and for the present will make their home with Mrs Allender's father, D R Heath.

James Thompson, of Three Churches, who is attending school at Potomac Academy spent Saturday and Sunday here with his sister, Mrs J M Pue.

E A McGlathery and sister, Mrs Mattie Crounse, with their families, left Monday for their new home near Winchester, Va. We regret exceedingly to lose such good citizens from our village.

Misses Mary Shannon and Donnie Shanholtzer are visiting friends in Cumberland

Walter Singhass is teaching the Green Spring school. The Kinkead and Taylor schools have opened and being taught by Edgar Day of Higginsville and Miss Elsie Moreland of Levels.

Mrs Harriet Orndorff, of Cumberland, was the guest of Mrs Margaret Roach last week




Mr Daniel Bane of Pinto and Miss Mary High of Purgittsville, were united in marriage in Cumberland on September 29, by the Rev E P Skyles. The contracting parties are well known and have many friends who wish them much happiness.


Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Miss Nellie Hutson, of Cresaptown, Md, and Mr Ira Kesecker, of Berkeley Springs, W Va, were married at the Methodist church, Cresaptown, the Rev H C Smith, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs R N D Avery, at whose home following the ceremony, an elaborate wedding dinner was served to a large number of guests, many from this city.



Miss Lydia K Moore, formerly a supervisor of boys at the D&B Institute at Romney, died at the residence of Dr J C Cobey, in Frostburg, a few days ago. Miss Moore was a daughter of the late Mayor S J C Moore, of Berryville, Va, and her body was taken there for burial.


Mr Sampson Taylor, a prominent man in this county, died very suddenly of heart failure at his home at Fountain Tuesday night, aged 79 years. Being in good health up to his death, it came as a surprise to many of his friends. He had some trouble with his heart for some time, but this attack came very suddenly. He is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs H S Thompson and E S Taylor, also the following brothers and sisters: Edward, of Denver Col; N R Taylor of this county; and Zack Taylor of near Purgittsville; Mrs Nancy Dye of Welcot, Ind; Mrs Fred Huffman of this city and Mrs Sallie Huffman of Purgittsville. The funeral will take place today.


Charles Stotler, aged 83 years, one of the oldest residents of Clarksburg, passed away Friday night at his home after a lingering illness of Bright's disease. The body was brought to Keyser for interment. The deceased is survived by five sons and two daughters. The sons are E S Stotler, of Keyser; W L Stotler, of Lonaconing, Md; C C Stotler,of Shamokin, Pa; A H Stotler of Fairmont; and W M Stotler of Clarksburg. The daughters are Misses Kate and Emma Stotler, living at home.


One of Hampshire's oldest and most widely known physicians and one of her prominent citizens passed away when Dr K Taylor died at his home, at Slanesville, Thursday night of last week. Dr Taylor came to this county from Loudoun county, Virginia, during the first decade following the Civil War. Shortly afterward he married a Miss Rannells who, with four sons and two daughters, survive him. He had a very large practice and was regarded as a most successful and skillful physician. Dr Taylor was a soldier in the Confederate Army, was a member of Pickett's division and was in that General's famous charge at Gettysburg. He was knocked down by a Minie ball near the stone fence, almost at the "high water" mark of the Confederacy and carried the print of the ball on the side of his head to the day of his death. Last summer he attended the great Reunion on the Gettysburg field and in company with friends from this county re-visited and identified the spot where he fell fifty years before. The funeral occurred Sunday and the interment was at Salem Church.


Mrs Grant W Parsons of near Romney, died at the Parsons home on Tuesday, Oct 14, 1913, and was buried on Thursday. Her husband and six children, Covell, Garrett and Heber, Mrs Charles Coleman of Duquesne, Pa. Mrs Dailey Kenney of Rainell and Miss Willie, who is still at home. She was the daughter of Maj. Covell of Staunton, Va.


Henry J Fleek, of Church street, died very suddenly Tuesday afternoon about 4 o'clock. Mr Fleek was born at Cabin Run, Mineral county, and was in his 60th year. He married Miss Mary Carbin and moved to Kansas where they lived for some time, but for the last 20 years he has been a resident of Keyser. He was a member of the Southern Methodist Church since he was 18 years of age, and was always prominent in church work. He leaves a widow and one brother and two sisters. The funeral will take place from his late home tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:30am.


At the age of 61 years, Mrs Rebecca Matlick passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs A V Douglass, on Saturday morning last. She was a widow of the late J W Matlick and had made her home with her daughter since his death. She has been in poor health for several years. She leaves three children, Ira L Matlick of McCoole; Mrs Mollie Douglass of Cumberland and Mrs Ella Douglass of Keyser. The funeral services were conducted by Rev A O Price at her home on Monday, and interment made in Queen's Point cemetery.


Mr Ira B Malone, foreman of car repairers in B&O yard E, was caught by a shifting car Thursday forenoon and was so badly mutilated and mangled that he died a few hours later at the Allegany Hospital. Mr Malone was walking across the tracks when the eastbound freight was being shifted and failed to observe the movement of a car that was being shifted. The car struck him and he fell beneath the wheels. Both legs and one arm were entirely severed and his body was otherwise crushed, but when those who rushed to him picked him up they found that he was still alive. Mr Malone was rushed to the hospital, where he lingered until 2:30 o'clock, when death relieved his awful misery. Mr Malone had been in the employ of the B&O a good number of years and was always regarded as a very careful man but caught in the fatal manner he was yesterday. He is a man of about 30 years and leaves a widow and four small children. His home was at 45 Elder street. Mr Malone came to Cumberland from near Alaska. His brother, Mr Wm Malone, is employed at the B&O shops here. Cumb News.

Mr Malone is brother-in-law of Hans Rice of this place.


On Monday, Oct 6, Mary, wife of William Trenter passed to the great beyond. Although she had been in ill health for several years her death came very unexpectedly to her loved ones. She was a good wife and a kind and loving neighbor, and was always ready to help those who needed help. She died trusting in her Lord and was willing to go when he called her. She leaves behind her husband to mourn her loss, three sisters, Mrs Sallie Trenter, Mrs J H Trenter and Mrs C E Crawford and two brothers, Mr Henry Michael and William Michael. Her funeral was conducted at her home at 2 pm by Rev Hammond of the United Brethren church. Her funeral was largely attended and the floral tributes were beautiful, several given by different orders of which her husband was a member. She will be greatly missed by those who lived about her and her home is broken up.

A precious one from us is gone,
The voice we loved is still.
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
God in his wisdom has recalled,
The boon his love has given.
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven.
Written by her niece.


The 77th annual session of the W Va Methodist Episcopal conference adjourned Monday shortly afternoon, at which hour the appointments for the coming year were read by Bishop J W Hamilton. The superintendents remain the same as last year. Fairmont was decided upon as the next meeting place and the 78th session will meet at the First M E Church, in that city next October. The appointments for Oakland district are:

W D Reed, Supt; Albright, C Idleman; Aurora, P W Schrader; Bayard, H E Mouse; Blaine, J E Scott; Brandonville, Albert Engle; Bruceton, W W Morris; Circleville, E F Fields; Corinth, D B Orr; O M Pullen; Deer Park, Frank McComic; Evansville, H B Moose; Friendsville, B S Hamrick; Gormania, C D Johnson; Grantsville, F S Withers; Hendricks, J W Dawson; Horton, Perry Robinson; Howesville, Clarence Moore; Kingwood, A D Craig; Montrose, F J Lewis; Mt Lake Park, J L Marquess; Newburg, W F McKain; Oakland, Archibald Moore; Parsons, P Z Musgrave; Pendleton, J W Engle; Rowlesburg, B W Roberts; St George, G M Funk; Terra Alta, C H King; Thomas, E Weaver; Tunnelton, P W Matheny.


The new tariff law is being felt in Baltimore. Certain enterprising shopkeepers have signs prominently displayed in their windows announcing reductions in broad-cloths, woolens, leather goods, and most everyday imported merchandise. The cuts in prices, say the posters, follow the enactment of the low tariff law.


There will be a special service of Installation on Sunday the 19th. The pastor, Rev H F Baughman will be installed. Sermons will be preached, in the morning by Rev A F Richardson of Grafton, and the evening by Rev G W Baughman, of Uniontown, Md, father of the pastor. There will be special music at these services. Everybody is welcome to attend.

H F Baughman


An official inspector was recently examining an orchard near Keyser, and found one part of the orchard perfectly free from tree diseases so much so that he remarked about it. Upon examination it was shown that the trees were bought from the famous Perry Nursery Co, of Rochester, NY. They always guarantee their trees and shrubbery, and are represented here by J M Linthicum who will be pleased to furnish you with anything in their line.


Miss Lou Murphy is visiting friends in Grafton

Mr S V Ward of New Creek Sundayed in Keyser

Mr Glen Workman has returned from his vacation

Miss Hatie Estes returned this week to Philadelphia

Miss May Long is in Baltimore visiting her sister

Mrs W S Keller is in Morgantown visiting friends

Mr W A Liller is at home for a week from Stone, Ky

Judge Bomberger made a short visit to Pen Mar this week

Dr M R Bell is in Philadelphia this week on business

Mrs Luella Johnson has returned from a visit to Kentucky

Rev F C Rollman of Burlington was in the city Tuesday

Mr J W Taylor of Purgittsville was in the city on Thursday

Mr and Mrs L C McDonald are attending the Hagerstown fair

Mrs O J Taylor is visiting relatives at Washington this week

Mrs W L Haines of Hagerstown is in the city visiting friends

Mr and Mrs James Kuykendall of Rees Mill were in the city Tuesday

Mrs Lloyd Atkins and daughter of Piedmont spent Tuesday in the city

Mr F W Davis is in Hagerstown this week, and some fowls on exhibition.

Mr W A Cumberland of Rees Mill, was a visitor in the city on Monday

Mr and Mrs Charles Davis have returned from a visit to Winchester, Va

Misses Annie Dugan and Catherine Ryan were in Connellsville over Sunday

Mr and Mrs F L Bird have returned to their home after a summer at Oakland

Mrs Geo R Davis and children are attending the Hagerstown fair this week

Miss Kathleen Johnson and brother of Frostburg visited H S Pulliam Sunday

Mrs Chester Barnett of Washington, was the guest Tuesday of Miss Hallie Clemson

Miss Grace Smith of Burlington has returned home after a weeks visit in Keyser

Miss Lula Wolford of Hampshire county is a guest at the home of J W Wolford

Miss Mida Brown was at home over Sunday from where she is teaching at New Creek

Mr J W Shanholtz of Augusta, has returned home after a visit to J W Wolford

Mr Jacob Abe of Alaska, was a visitor in Keyser on Tuesday and made us a pleasant call

Mr J E Spiker of Cumberland, was here Tuesday to visit his daughter, Mrs Wm Cheshire

Mrs Roy Frazer of Newburg was in the city Monday to attend the burial of her sister, Mrs Matlick

Mrs Kate Gordon of Columbus Ohio came to Keyser Sunday to visit friends, and left again on Thursday

Mrs W W Davis and daughter Mildred of Cumberland are visiting the home of Mrs W R Davis this week

Mrs H L Wagoner who has recently returned from Stone, Ky, is confined to home by blood poisoning

Mr J W Markwood of Ridgeville spent Saturday and Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs B H Grayson

Mrs Bell Babb of Williamsport is this week visiting her sisters, Mrs J D Gelwicks and Mrs Geo T Carskadon.

Mrs E P Babb and son of Martin were visiting at the home of her father, Mr J V Bell, a few days this week

Mr and Mrs Morrison of Montgomery, NY, are the guests of their daughter, Mrs J E Patchett at McCoole

Mr R E Fazenbaker and daughter of Cumberland, was in the city the early part of the week to see her sister who is ill.

Mrs W S Busick returned to her home at Baltimore this week, after a visit to her parents, Rev and Mrs F H Havenner.

Mr W W Davis of Cumberland was in the city on Friday last to see his nephew, Don Davis, who has been quite ill, but is getting better

William Evick of Kingwood, has been here for the past week, assisting in the harness department of J M Bright's store

Mr Evick is an expert in his line, and Mr Bright made no mistake when he got him.

Miss Trix Cooper is ill with diphtheria

Mrs I H Offner went to Romney Wednesday

Miss Mary Troy spent Wednesday in Cumberland

Rev B W Smith of Beaver Run was in the city Tuesday

Miss Catherine Sharpless was in Cumberland on Saturday last

Mrs Ritter and son are in Elk Garden visiting her mother

Miss Esther Caldwell was visiting friends at Junction Wednesday

Miss Maud Kalbaugh of Westernport spent Monday night in the city

Don't forget Freckles Mammoth New York production Music Hall, Oct 21st

Mrs Julia Sims spent the latter part of last week in Frostburg and Cumberland

Mrs W E Woolf and Mrs Dr Kalbaugh of Westernport went to Baltimore Monday

Mr Taylor Morrison returned Sunday from Philadelphia having made his trip in his auto

Mr Daniel Fogle left Wednesday for Hagerstown and the Valley of Virginia for a visit

Mrs J T Crawford and her mother are in Cincinnati, called there by the illness of her sister

Miss Mary Pifer of Eckert returned to her home Thursday from a visit to her sister, Mrs Albert Davis

Misses Catherine Coffroth and Lillian Jordan were in Frostburg Saturday, the guests of Miss Coffroth's sister

Miss Katherine B Sims left today for Romney to attend the Ewers and Long wedding which takes place tomorrow.

Mr Isaac Oates, Mr and Mrs Lloyd Oates, Miss Mary Gordon of Elk Garden, were in the city on Wednesday. Mr Oates coming to attend a meeting of the Owls.

Mrs Rachel Stevenson has returned from Washington, where she has been as a delegate from the M E church to the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society.

Mr Hans Rice while getting on his engine one day last week, struck his head on a projecting part, injuring him quite severely. Not getting better as rapidly as he ought, he was operated on last night at the Hoffman hospital and it was found that he had a felon on his head. This morning he is doing nicely.


The Y W C A Association will be at home to the students of the Prep school, and the ladies of the town on Thursday afternoon from 3:30 to 5, in the Reynolds Hall of the Prep school.


The mail route from here to Petersburg will again go into operation on Nov 17. The route from Petersburg to Twin Mountain will be extended to Burlington, thus giving to people along the way a daily service.


Postmaster T T Hoffman was a witness before the grand jury in Clarksburg before the US court that indicted John Smith, the boy who robbed the mailboxes at Keyser post office.


Mr W R Taylor, who has represented the Singer Sewing Machine here for seven years, has resigned, and will be succeeded by Mr D L Dennis of Pennsylvania.


Saturday, October 18, St Luke's Day, Celebration of the Holy Communion at 8 am.

Sunday, October 19, the 22nd Sunday after Trinity, services as follows:

Sunday School, Mr C M Miller, Supt. 9:45am. Morning Prayer, Litany, and special Sunday School service and sermon at 11 o'clock. This is Sunday School Day throughout the whole Anglican Church, and all those interested in Sunday School work are urged to attend the services.

Evening Prayer and Sermon at 7:30 o'clock

The adults Bible Class will meet in the church every Thursday evening at 7:30

The public are cordially invited to all of the services.

R E L Strider, Rector


On Tuesday morning an accident occurred in the old school building, in the primary room taught by Miss Blackburn, which fortunately caused no serious injury. About 10 o'clock Miss Blackburn had a number of her pupils engaged at some work by a table in a corner of the room, leaving the seats vacant at the centre of the room, when without any warning, quite a large portion of the ceiling fell. But one pupil was close enough to be caught, and he but slightly, but had those seats been occupied by the small children it would have been impossible for them to have escaped serious injury. Miss Blackburn has her pupils so well trained that there was no excitement and the lessons went on quietly. This work having been done so recently should not be liable to fall, and the school board should have once have all the ceilings inspected and perhaps prevent future serious accidents.


The ladies of the Presbyterian church will give a chicken supper at Friendship hall next Thursday evening, 23rd. Price 35cents. Everybody invited.


Mr John Offner of Romney met with a serious accident on Tuesday by falling from a wagon and striking on the back of his head. He was unconscious for some time and grave fears were felt about his recovery, but at the present time he is considered as out of danger, although still in serious condition. He is a brother of I H Offner of this city.


Calling attention to the abuses which might be expected by connection with the workmen's compensation fund, Governor Hatfield today issued a statement warning the companies that they must make no attempt to take advantage of the state in the matter of expenses incident to accidental injuries or deaths. The warning was issued following the receipt of alleged excessive bills by the public service commission following some accidental deaths. "If a company buries a man in a box coffin that can be bought for ten dollars," said the governor, "and puts in a bill to the State for a fifty dollar coffin, we intend to expose it."


On last Saturday the Star of Hope Child Refuge at Burlington was dedicated. The day was fine and a large number were in attendance. The home was thrown open to the public and a large tent spread on the lawn for the accommodation of the visitors. The service began at 11:00 o'clock by singing "All Hail the Power of Jesus Name," followed by the Keyser Male Quartette. Prayer by Rev Willhide. Duet by D T Greenwade and Mrs H M Wells. Mr Jno J Cornwell spoke in his usual pleasant and convincing manner showed clearly the need and usefulness of the Refuge work. His remarks were followed by a duet by D T Greenwade and H M Wells. Intermission for lunch until 1:00 o'clock pm. The afternoon session was equally present as the forenoon, with an able sermon by Rev Carleton B Horns of Baltimore. The work of the Refuge is a great one, and we feel that it is in able hands and the children will be well looked after that are entrusted to its care.


Remaining unclaimed in the post office at Keyser W Va, week ending Oct 16, 1913.

Miss Alice Dorsey, Pat Burke, Wm Corbin, Edward Darling, S A Elliott, J W Erben, Pearl Lantz, Bernard Liller, J G Maxwell.


Sunday, Oct 19th, 1913.
9:15 am-Mens Bible Class
11am-Sermon by pastor
7pm-Epworth League
8pm-Revival services conducted by pastor and Mr Brown Davis of Washington DC.
Come and bring your friends.
F H Havenner, Pastor


Huntington-The Charles Boldt Glass Co of Cincinnati, announced Tuesday that it would begin at once the erection of a $400,000 plant here, employing 600 persons. The plant makes corrugated paper and wooden boxes.

Remember Jno W Vogel Minstrels appear in Opera House, Oct 23. Larger, Big, better than ever.


At a meeting of the Council of the City of Keyser, held on the 9th day of September, 1913, it was ordered that a discount of 2 percent be allowed on all taxes paid on or before November 15, 1913, that after November 15, 1913, no discount be allowed, and that from and after January 1, 1914, interest at percent as provided by law, be added to all taxes that remain unpaid. Your tax bill is now ready and you may take advantage of the discount allowed by calling at the Council Chamber and paying your taxes anytime before November 15, between 9 am and 9 pm. After November 15th, no discount will be allowed.

By order of the council,
L M Bomberger
City Clerk



RUNABOUT " "--$500




NOTICE-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.

Two houses for rent. Apply at 119 Centre street.

VIAVI TREATMENT-I will be at the Reynold's Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o'clock pm. MRS L M KENNISTON, MANAGER.

HOUSE FOR SALE-The Walsh building on Piedmont street, 16 rooms, in good condition. Desirable for flats or hotel. For further particulars apply at premises.

RESTAURANT FOR SALE-Other interests compel sale. Paying well at present. Right price for right party. Address Box 205 Piedmont, W Va.

FOR SALE-Light two-horse wagon and double set brass mounted work harness. Both in fine shape. C G Scribner, Keyser.

$25.00 REWARD-Lost, strayed or stolen Iron Steel Grey horse, 3 years old. Weight 1000 lbs, one white spot on left shoulder, two on back under saddle. Any information will be rewarded by the above reward.
John Burk, Sulphur, W Va