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FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1913


Samuel Cheshire returned today from an extended visit to his daughter in Piedmont.

L J Broome is improving his residence by building a large porch in front and weather boarding the house.

Wm. Wagoner has moved into the Stuck house, recently vacated by Edward Ward.

Ed. Vandiver, of Burlington, was a business visitor at Alaska today.

Wm. Hovermale moved his family to Big Pool, Md, a few days ago.

Joseph Fleek moved from Keyser into the house vacated by Mr Hovermale.

D H Weakland is home from Altoona for a few days visit with his family.

An examination of students of the public schools of this district was held in the school house last Thursday and Friday. Miss Zaida Wagoner conducted the examination.

Sheriff Nethkin, of Keyser, was a business visitor in Alaska one day last week.


Mrs Chas Thomas and Miss Bernice Carnell were visiting Mrs Sollars of the Dalmont Farm, Sunday.

BORN, to Mr and Mrs Frank Wolfe Sunday, April 13, 1913, a daughter.

The Fout Bros traction engine was employed in the removal of the Rees Chapel, at New Creek, from its former site to its new location.

Miss Martha Watson, who has been spending the winter season with her sister at Fredericksburg Va has returned to the Maplewood Farm.

Mrs Frances Ward has been spending a few days with relatives at New Creek.

Mr Wm Sollars has violated all the laws of precedent, of our community and has established a fox raising industry on the Dalmont Farm. We wish him success in his enterprise.

Mr A J Pancake is on the sick list at this writing.

Mr W B Bosley has recently purchased a new horse from William Brummage, of Barum.


Mr A Bert Harvey, of the west, visited his uncle, Thos W Ashby, this week.

The Elk Garden Minstrels went to Kitzmiller last week and played to a good house. They were well received there and cleared a handsome sum. The minstrels are loud in their praise of the good treatment shown them by the manager of the opera house.

Last week was noted for the return of he itinerants and their families. They were Rev John A Shockey and wife, Rev L C Messick and family. ( We reported that his family was here two months ago, but it was a mistake) Rev W W White, his wife, mother and sister, Roxie.

The second district examination was held at Elk Garden last Thursday and Friday. D C Arnold, conducted the examination. There were 15 applicants. Empire, Gleason, Wabash, Hartmonsville, Sulphur, Tasker and Elk Garden schools were represented.

The school at Shaw closed on Wednesday of last week, and here was a rousing debate in the evening. Question: Resolved, That tobacco is greater evil than alcohol. Affirmative, Clarence D Umstot and D C Arnold. Negative: R Marsh Dean and Talmage Smith, The school house was crowded. The young, middle aged, the old the gray headed were there. It was a spicy debate, full of snap from start to finish. Decision: Two to one in favor of the negative.

The Elk District school commencement will be held at Elk Garden, Saturday evening, May 3. Prof Moore, of the Keyser Preparatory, will present the diplomas. Supt R W Thrush and principle Willie Cooper will be present.

Rev W W White and Rev L C Messick have arranged a schedule for their respective preaching appointments for the coming year as follows:

First Sunday in each month,
Rev White
Sulphur, 10:30am
Emoryville, 3:00pm
Elk Garden, 7:30pm

Rev Messick
Pisgah, 10:30am
Rehoboth, 3:00pm
Blaine, 7:45pm

Second Sunday
Rev White
Shaw, 3:00pm
Blaine, 7:30pm

Rev Messick
Blaine, 10:45am
Sulphur, 3:00pm
Elk Garden, 7:45pm

Third Sunday
Rev White
Emoryville, 10:00am
Sulphur, 3:00pm
Elk Garden, 7:30pm

Rev Messick
Chaffee, 10:30am
Shaw, 3:00pm
Blaine, 7:45pm

Fourth Sunday
Rev White
Shaw, 3:00pm
Blaine, 7:30pm

Rev Messick
Blaine, 11:00am
Sulphur, 3:00pm
Elk Garden, 7:45pm

The new presiding elder of the M E Church, South, Moorefield district, Rev H A Brown, will preach at Elk Garden, Sunday evening, April 20th, at 7:30 o’clock. Business meeting of the quarterly conference will be held on Monday at 1:30pm.

About three week ago Rev Messick’s boy, Guy, fell and cut his face and nose while staying at Harrisonburg Va. The end of his nose was cut off except a little place which held it. His upper lip was cut badly, but the doctors in the hospital at Harrisonburg managed so the case so skillfully that the parts of his nose are grown together and he is not disfigured.

Concerning church matters the Elk Garden circuit has been divided. Rev W W White’s charge now embraces Shaw, Blaine, Emoryville, Sulphur and Elk Garden. Rev Bernard has the Garrett division, Barnum. Mt Zion and other appointments. This puts the work in good shape.



Miss Martha Carskadon of Headsville is visiting here aunt, Mrs J R Smith, at the "meadows"

Harry Kimble and Miss Ona Feater, of the Ridges, were married March 30th, Rev Young officiating.

Wm. Delay, who has been working in Keyser, came home Saturday.

DIED, March 31, , John W Kile, at his home at Fordwick, Augusta count, Va, aged about 62 years, 6 months and 29 days.

Misses Eva Fuller and Stella Evick, of Franklin, stopped over night here Friday of last week on their way to Keyser, where they will visit for a while.

BORN, Monday, to Dr and Mrs W H Siple, a son.

Cam Arbogast and wife spent a few hours in town Tuesday.

Dr E V Romig and son, Jack, of Keyser, were here a short time Tuesday.

C W Smith, a B&O engineer, of Keyser, who had been spending a week at his farm at Ketterman, spent Wednesday night with his brother in law H A Alt, on his way home. Before going home he will visit his brother in law, Frank Borror, of McNeill.

Mrs Mongold, widow of the late George Mongold, died here at the home of her daughter, Mrs Tim Crites, Sunday about noon. Mrs Mongold was 75 years old and is survived by several children. Monday the remains were interred at Oak Dale.

We understand that the contract for the erection of the new school building in town has been awarded to A N Clower, who will begin work on the same in the near future. Mr Clower is an experienced workman and will put his best efforts in this important building.

Emory Veach, of Lahmansville, was here the first of he week. Mr Veach and J E Berg have formed a partnership, have built a storeroom at Lahmansville, and about April 15th expect to open a general store.

Mrs Lottie Crites, wife of Bernard Crites, living near Hiser, died at 5 o’clock Thursday morning, another victim of Tuberculosis. She leaves a husband and a couple of small children, one of them only a few weeks old, and a number of other relatives.

Miss Virginia Vanmeter of Petersburg W Va, and Charles H Flack of Scottdale, were united in marriage at 2pm, Friday in the Trinity U M church, after which the young people left for Cleveland. Eventually they will take up their residence in Warren.


Moorefield Examiner of 10th

Mrs John J Chipley still remains in the same condition, very little change for the better.

Miss Nellie Clower was in Romney several days last week where she took teacher’s examination.

Miss Anna McNeill, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs Frank Carpenter, at Cumberland returned home last Saturday.

Wm H Wilson, of Lost River, was over this week. He brought over a load of property for his son in law, C R Miller, who is moving to Keyser.

Lynn Clower, of Glebe, has returned from Florida, where he spent the last winter.

MARRIED, Sunday April 6th at the home of Oscar Barr by the Rev Chas D Gilkeson, Carl E Barr and Miss Edna B Newhouse, youngest daughter of the last Wm B Newhouse.

Mrs Robt Harness, writing from Chillicothe Ohio, says "All friends and relatives are saved, , but the damage in Chillicothe is great and hundred are homeless, but the city is handling the situation well."

The big mill of the Old Fields Lumber Co at McNeill, will resume operations this week, we are informed. This mill has been closed down for some time.

Brady Vetter sent away the large bald eagle, which he killed several weeks ago, and had it mounted. He now has it on exhibition at Chipley’s Pharmacy.

Rob Halterman, while working on the Stubblefield farm last week found a bottle, on the inside of which was a list of a party of campers, who camped above Franklin, from August 14th to 25th 1908.

Bishop Gravitt preached in the Episcopal church last night and at the same time confirmed and received into the church Jack Volmer and Moray Randolph.

Mrs Ed W McNeill of Morgantown, arrived last week to with her son Karl, who has been quite sick, but we are glad to say is now able to be about again.

S A McCoy sold and delivered last week to J Wm Gilkeson a Model 31 Buick automobile and to A V Halterman a Model 25 Buick. Both are handsome cars.

Miss Edna McNeill handsomely entertained the Country Club and a few friends, at her home in the Old Fields, yesterday afternoon. A delicious colation was served.

Mrs M W Gamble is confined to her home with tonsillitis.

Misses Bettie and Fillie Welton left yesterday morning for Baltimore, where they will visit relatives for a short time.

Mrs Jennie Volmer, of Gaithersburg, Md, arrived yesterday evening on a short visit to Mr and Mrs F S Randolph.

F C Welton, of Cumberland, and Page Welton, of this place, purchased last week of Andy Seymour the Brighton Farm, which he recently purchased for $20,900. The same gentlemen purchased of M M Bean his farm, for $17,500 Possession of both farms were given at once. This makes one of the finest farms in the South Branch Valley and is well located.


Messrs. T T Stickley and Richard Blackburn were attending court at Martinsburg last week.

Mr Curtis of Pennsylvania was here looking after horses.

Mrs B T Racey of Romney was visiting relatives here last week.

Mr and Mrs J H Parker, Misses Dora and Nanee Ludwick were in Romney last Thursday afternoon in their auto.

Mr and Mrs Charles Taylor of Philadelphia were calling on relatives Tuesday afternoon.

Mr John H Parker left Friday for Saranac Lake NY

Armond Rogers was among friends Saturday and Sunday.

J C Pancake is in Keyser.

Raymond Whiteman of Paw Paw is visiting home folks.

Mr and Mrs E J Allen, of Petersburg, are visiting relatives.

E J Allen went to Keyser Tuesday.

Mrs C D Whiteman is improving nicely.

C C Arbogast was here last Thursday.

Messrs C R McFerran, F W Getty, P H Davis, R W Walton, C V Sill and T E Marshall were calling on our merchants.


We had some very warm days the past week, but much cooler now.

Plums, peaches and cherries are killed.

Edward Shillingburg’s little child Bertha is very sick with pneumonia. Her brother, Grover, who has been working in Cumberland, was summoned to her bedside and is now with her.

Mr H G Groves, county superintendent, passed through here today on his way to visit the Gormania and Lone Star schools. Smallpox has all died out here.

Walter and Tom Kitzmiller manufactured 1700 pounds of maple sugar. And Job T Cosner 150 gallons of Maple Syrup, although the season was a short one.

Mt Storm school will close on the 18th. This school has made wonderful progress under the guidance of Ed D Hanlin. Several of the pupils will take the examination on the 10th and 11th.

The saw mills on the Col. Washington farm are now running in full blast.

The population in this vicinity is increasing fast.

An editorial appeared in the Grant County Press a few weeks ago in regard to selecting our officers as to their qualifications. Etc. It surely had the right ring. I will add that we should select men of character, honor, truthfulness, and ability. This is good citizenship. What encouragement is it to the young man under trying difficulties, trying to get to the top of the ladder to see some illiterate man that can not spell the days of the week correctly filling the most important office of the county. It is a disgrace to the American flag and the voter who supports such men is not protecting that Grand Old Flag. The man who is holding this office will blow around about the glorious old flag and at the same time he has no more respect for it than the old dirty rag. The reason of this is that he does not know what it means. The man who can not conduct his own business at home cannot conduct it for other people. Judge a man by his standing at home. Look at our present Governor, who carried every vote in the True American.

Paw Paw

Miss Ella May Johnson, of Frankfort, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs Lewis Largent.

Mr Smith Leith, of Keyser, visited the family of his brother, Mr Grover Leith, on Friday.

Friends here have received notice of the death of Mr J H Robinson, of Covington, Va, Robinson was a prominent merchant at Paw Paw for many years before moving to Oakland, Md, where he was also engaged in the mercantile business.

Mr William Wise, superintendent of the tannery at Petersburg W Va visited his parents Mr and Mrs Wise on Sunday.


Mr and Mrs Upton Beall McCandlish, of this place, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Davis to Mr Frederick D Richardson, of Fairfax Va. The wedding will take place early in June.

Mrs Charles A Peyton of Piedmont, and Miss Mary E Jones, of Westernport, were united in matrimony Saturday, March 26th, by Rev Wm H Stewart pastor of the Baptist church.

BORN, on Monday, March 31st, 1913, to Mr and Mrs Arthur Swann, a daughter.

BORN, on Saturday, March 29th, 1913 to Mr and Mrs Spicer, a daughter.

Little Miss Dorothy Schoppert is recovering from an attack of typhoid fever.

Mr Arthur Dawson, of Keyser, was a visitor here Sunday.

Miss Mary Malloy, of Westernport, was a business visitor to Keyser on Saturday.

Mrs Grace Singleton, who has been ill for Typhoid fever is improving.

Miss Katherine Ryan left last week for Rowelsburg to open a millinery parlor.

Miss Virginia Tibbetts, who has spent the winter in Florida, returned to her home at Beryl, Thursday last.

A telegram received this morning from his widow announces the death at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at his home on the farm near East Bethlehem, in Washington County, Pa, of Captain George W Jenkins formerly of Cumberland Md, and who was a captain of the Washington Cavalry of the Ringgold Battalion of Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He was 74 years old.

At one time after the war he was engaged in business with his brother in law, Capt Chas J Harrison in the Read building, corner of Baltimore and Mechanic Street. His first wife was Victoria M B Harrison, sister of Chas J, Sam B, and J F Harrison, and an aunt of Mrs Reynolds, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Clary, of Cumberland.

Miss Dollie Faustnaught, who is a patient at the Hoffman Hospital at Keyser, is doing nicely.


As I thought some of the readers would like to hear from the new town of Pierce I will give a few items from here.

Pierce is a new mining town situated about one mile from the main line and about two miles east of Thomas. There are tow shafts here. No 39 is 438ft deep. A Mr Williams is mine foreman at 39. The second shaft is No 40, 238 ft deep and Mr Alf. Jinkens is mine foreman. At No 40 there is about 4 ½ to 6 ft of coal. Theses shafts work every day and the average output is from 16 to 18 steels a day at the 2 shafts. This company has a 20 year contract here. The B & L Company has a fine brick store costing $18,000. There is over 200 houses with about one of them occupied. There is fine mountain water, both spring and hydrant. Pat.


Rain, rain, lots of it now. But we won’t complain.

J H High and son Harry were in Baltimore last week on business.

E G Ruckman was at I A McDonald’s near Wiliamsport Saturday of last week on business.

The freeze of Monday night, last week practically killed all the peaches here, and part of the apples.

E G Ruckman is putting out one half acre in raspberries. As his peaches get killed every year, he is going to try berries too.

John R Copp is doing some carpenter work for Mrs Sidney Mills, of Stringtown.

Mr and Mrs Ray Newhouse visited relatives at Barkville Sunday.

Dillon Leatherman moved in the J Nick Leatherman store building last week.

Cal. Fout manager of the Hardy County Supply Company store, is on the sick list.

Wm High, of Ferd, has his foundation ready for his new store building. He is doing a good business.

Mr and Mrs Simon Hottinger will leave for their home in Oklahoma next week.

Bert Helman has purchased a farm of Simon Hottinger near here last week, Mr Hottinger also has a fine farm in Oklahoma.

J V Huffman has planted a new peach orchard on his mountain farm near here.

Taylor Spurling, the new road man of this Mill Creek district, will have lots of work to do on the roads if he will do it. We are willing to wait and see.

Mrs James R Taylor is on the sick list.


The April term of court converred here Tuesday and disposed of several minor cases and one that was of considerable importance. On order to give a clear understanding of the case the court proceedings will have to be given in detail.

Miss Laurel Root, who has been taking a mail order course in short hand, will have to be thanked for kindly transcribing her notes and allowing them to be published. The following report was written by her, so all mistakes in spelling and penmanship writing will have to be mothered by her.

Push Root Court House
April 16, 1913

I, Laurel Root, having been duly sworn and subscribed to, do assert and affirm that the following report of the breach of promise suit of Minnie Wilbe Swift against C C Plumber, is correct in every detail.

(Signed) Laurel Root

Court convened at 9am with a large crowd in attendance. The Court took his seat on the wool sack at 9:06. The Sheriff opened court with the usual formula.

"O, yez, O! Yez, Silence is now commanded under penalty of fine and imprisonment. All you who have saws to file or suits to press come forward and do it now or forever hold your peace. God save the state and pity the defendant."

Court–Mr Clerk, Whats the next case?

Clerk–"Swift vs Plumber a breach of promise suit"

Court–"Gentlemen are you ready to try this case?"

Council for both sides being ready the clerk was instructed to call a jury. The jury being sworn in the clerk proceeded to read the bill of contention.

Clerk reads–"Minnie Wilbe Swift, a female of sound mind and good intentions, the plaintiff in this case, does sue one C C Plumber, the defendant, for breach of promise. Said plaintiff asks that the jury finds for her a verdict against said defendant, for having injured, maltreated and otherwise trifled with her affections to the amount of $106.43. Said amount made up of the following items:

Breaking her heart.......$100.00

20 meals(consumed while courting) @ 25c a meal.......$5.00

Losing one veil while automobiling..........$1.00

Postage on 15 letters.........$.30

"" ""13 postal cards......$.13


The above bill having been sworn to said plaintiff now leaves the granting of the same in hands of their good looking jury.

Court–"Mr Plumber, you have heard the reading of this young lady’s contention. Do you plead guilty or not guilty?"

Plumber–"Yes, Sir."

Court–"Yes sir, what?"

Plumber–"Not guilty"

Court–"Now gentlemen we are ready to begin the case.Mr Clerk, call the witnesses"

Clerk–Witnesses, please answer to your names and come forward to be sworn"

Minnie Swift

Vanilla Buttonhook."

Just as witnesses are being sworn counsel for defense interrupts with:

"If you honor, please, I notice that Miss Buttonhook has her fingers crossed."

Court–" Miss Buttonhook, you will have to uncross your fingers. I want you all to understand that in taking this oath the law does not allow you to make any mental reservations, either inwardly in your mind or outwardly by crossing your fingers. Swear them in Mr Clerk"

Counsel for plaintiff calls first witness, the plaintiff herself, to the stand.

C for P–"Miss Swift, tell the jury your ful name"

Witness–"Minnie Wilbe Swift"

C–"Where do you live?"

W–"At Push Root"

C–"This County?"

W "Yes, sir"

C–"What is your occupation?"

W–"I teach the Push Root school"

C–"How long have you lived at Push Root?"

W–"Two years and a half next camp meeting"

C–"Miss Swift, do you know the defendant, Mr Plumber?"

W–"I do"

C–"How long have you known him?"

W–"I don’t recollect, but I think I have known him 2 years next camp meeting."

C–"Now, Minnie, tell the jury how you happened to meet him and why?"

W–"Well, on Tuesday, August 15, 1911, I went down to Burlington from the camp ground, to get some table notions for Mrs Root, who was camping at camp meeting. After we had bought what we went after we started back"

C–When you say, "we" who do yuo mean?"

W–"Vanilla Buttonhook, Ginger Root and myself"

C–"They, were with you. Were they?

W–"No sir, I was with them"

C–"Anyhow, you were all together"

W–Yes, sir"

C–"Go on now, and tell the jury what happened after you left Burlington"

W–"Well, was started back to the camp ground. Just as we got to the Point of Rocks was saw an automobile coming down the road with that(Pointing towards defendant) running it, When he got opposite me he grinned and said, "Hello, Sweetness" I said "I like your nerve" He said I’m the boy with the nerve all right" and went on. After he had passed I got awful mad, and upon catching up with Vanilla and Ginger, I told them about it. Ginger wanted to go back and give him a good licking, but I wouldn’t let him"

C–"What did you do next?"

W–"I got madder and madder and when I got to the camp ground I was perfectly furious. At the lower end of the camp ground I met Rev John Jerebum Jones and told him about the affair."

C–"What did he say"

W–"He said, to the best of my recollection, "Sister Swift, you must not let your angry passions rise this way as it is hard on the digestion and sometimes brings on liver complaint. We have been preaching all week about loving thy neighbor, and here you turn right around and get mad at someone because he called you "Sweetness". I decided then to forgive the man running the automobile as soon as I met him"

C–"When did you meet him?"

W–"That evening after prayer meeting"

C–"Was he at prayer meeting?"

W–"No, he was tinkering with his car"

C–"Has Mr Plumber been paying you very marked attention every since this time?"

W–"He has"

C–"Has he ever written you any letters?"

W–"Yes, sir"

C–"Look at this paper and tell the jury what it is." (Hands paper to witness)

W–(Looks at paper) "It is a letter written to me by Mr Plumber"

C–"When did you receive this letter?"

W–"Week before last"

C–"If the court please, we desire to introduce this letter as evidence"

Court reads letter and hands it to counsel for defense. No one objecting, the letter was read.

"Dearest Sugar Lump,

I did not get out to see you Sunday as I have planned. It was awful rough here and my automobile was out of commission. Had it up to the garage and after they had examined it they found that the patent had expired on the magnesium. They are ordering me a new one. It will cost $13.50. This means our wedding will have to be put off a while longer. I am thinking of you all the time during the day, and dreaming of you all night. As I lie alone in my bed at night the gentle zephers blowing off the mountain at the rate of 60 miles per hour, rock the building. As they filter through the wires outside my window, the green eyed monster, jealousy, trys to make my unwilling ears believe that the tune " I wonder who kisses her now" is being played. But my heart tells me that the tune they are sounding, like an aeolian harp, is the old familiar called "Nobody" Thus I am tormented every time the wind blows. Every time I look at your picture or think of you my heart beats swifter and swifter until it flutters in my bosom Your tootsy wootsy, C,"

C–(Tostenographer) "Label this letter exhibit A"

"Miss Swift, did the defendant ever ask you to marry him?"

W–"He did"

C–"When was this?"

W–"The last night of camp meeting. Last summer"

C–"What did you tell him?"

W–"Well, among other things, I think I said, This is so sudden"

C–"What else did you say?"

W–"Just after I told him that I would be hisn, I remember telling him to behave or he would tear my veil"

C–"How did you keep him from tearing your veil?"

W–"I took it off"

C–"When did Plumber call on you last?"

W–"He came to see me last Wednesday week"

C–"Did he say anything about marrying you at that time?"

W–"Yes, He said that he had joined a soap club in Keyser so he could begin to get furniture for our house"

C–"Did you indulge in any sentimentality that evening?"

W–"Yes, sir"

C–"What did you do?"

W–"Well, I chorded on the organ and he sang "God be with you Till We Meet Again"

C–"When did you next see him?"

W–"Not until today"

C–"Did you hear from him during this time?"

W–"Yes, I got an announcement of his marriage to someone else."

C–"How did you feel when you got this announcement?"

W–"I had a violent pain in my heart, and also had a awful crying spell"(Witness breaks down and cries until her attorney signals her to stop)

Counsel for plaintiff–"That is all. You may have the witness."

Counsel for defense takes witness.

C for D–" Miss Swift, how old are you?"

C for P–"Your honor, I object."

Court–"Upon what grounds?"

C for P–"Upon the grounds that the witness is under oath and I do not want her to perjure herself. If you take her from under oath I will withdraw my objection"

Court–"Upon looking up the law on the question of women telling their ages on the witness stand, I am confronted with an intricate maze of law and judicial opinion. Inorder not to delay the case, however, I will sustain the plaintiffs objection. You need not tell your age"

C for D-" Miss Swift, I notice in your bill the first is "Breaking Heart, $100.00. Kindly stated to the jury how you arrive at this amount"

W–"Well. He courted me two years and I value his attentions at $50.00 per annum."

C–" Miss Swift. I notice you have the defendant charged with 20 meals at 25c per meal. Do you run a boarding house?"

W–"No, sir"

C–"How does it come you charge him with these meals?"

W–" I board with Mr Hez Root and he had charged me 20 meals eaten by Mr Plumber. So I thought it right that they be included in the bill"

C–"Had he married you would you have levied this tax upon him?"

W–"Not directly"

C–"You have him charge with the loss of one veil. Tell the jury how this happened"

W–"He borrowed it one day while we were out automobiling to strain gasoline through and ruined it"

C–"Is this the veil?"(Holds up veil)

W–"Yes sir"

C–(to stenographer) " Mark this exhibit B"

"Miss Swift, you have him charged with postage. You don’t mean to tell this jury that you charged him for he postage on every letter you wrote him. Do you?"

W–"No, sir. That is money paid out to the post office at Push Root. He wrote me such long letters that there were postage due nearly every time. So I had to pay that before I could get the letter."

C–"Did you ever tell him about this postage due?"

W–"Yes, sir"

C–"What, if anything, did he do about it?"

W–"He wrote me a letter once apologizing for not having put enough stamps on the latter and enclosed 2 cents. This letter was so long and heavy that I had to pay 4 cents to get it out of the office."

C–"Now, Minnie, isn’t it true that you told a certain party that you were trying to marry Mr Plumber for his money?"

W–"No sir, I did no such thing"

C-"I believe you said that Mr Plumber was traveling in an automobile the first time you saw him, didn’t you?"

W–"Yes, sir"

C–"When was this?"

W–"August 15, 1911"

C–"Did the defendant ever give you an engagement ring?"

W–"Yes, sir"

C–"Where is that ring?"

W–"I have it here in my purse" (Hands ring to counsel)

C–"Where is the set that was originally in this ring?"

W–"I got caught out in the rain, shortly after he gave it to me and it melted"

C–"That’s all, stand aside"

Court–"Call the next witness gentlemen, It’s getting late"

C for P–"Vanilla Buttonhook."

Vanilla takes the stand, feels her placket, straightens her hat and winks at the jury.

C for P–"Tell the jury your name please"

W–"Vanilla Buttonhook"

C–"Do you know Minnie Swift?"

W-"Yes, sir"

C–"How long have you known her?"

W–"Ever since she came to Push Root"

C–"Did you ever see her with Mr Plumber?"

W–"Yes sir, lots of times"

C–"Did you ever hear him say he was going to marry her?"

W–"Yes, sir"

C–"Did Minnie ever tell you she was going to marry Mr Plumber?"

W–"She told me she wasn’t sure whether she would marry him or not. I told her to go ahead and marry him"

C–"Why did you tell her that?"

W–"I wanted to see her get stung"

C—"That’s all"

Counsel for he defense did not cross examine.

The plaintiff rested and the first and only witness was called for the defense. Mr.Plumber.

C for D–"Mr Plumber, where do you live?"

W–"Keyser, W Va"

C–"What is your occupation?"

W–"I haven"t any"

C–"How do you make a living?"

W–"I go out and bid on a job of work and then send my men out to do it. The man for whom the work is done usually pays me. Soemtimes he doesn’t pay anyone."

C–"Do you know Miss Minnie Wilbe Swift?"

W–"No, sir"

C–"Would you know her if you saw her?"

W–" No, sir"

C–"Look here, Mr Plumber, have you been sworn?"

W–"Yes, sir, but that never has any effect on me. I can lie as good under oath as on top of it"

C–"Do you own an automobile?"

W–"No sir, I have a Sourd touring car"

C–"When did you get it?"

W–"In May, 1912"

C–"You didn’t own a car in August, 1911?"

W–"No, sir"

C–"That’s all. You may have the witness"

C for P–" Mr Plumber, can you sing?"

W–"Yes, sir. I have a very fine voice"

C–"When you and Miss Swift sang " God be with you til we meet again, did you have any intention of going back again?"

W–"I had until I heard that she said my voice was awful. That made me mad so I decided not to go back"

C–"Didn’t you just make the statement that you didn’t know Miss Swift?"

W–"Yes, sir"

C–"Why did you make such a statement?"

W–" I didn’t know you was going to question me so I said that so I wouldn’t have to pay the $106.00."

C–"You said you own a touring car that—

W–"Yes, sir, It is a dandy and no mistake. It has the finest compression i ever saw on any car"

C–"Your honor please, I am not questioning the witness in regards to the merits of his car"

W–"But I was just telling you about the compression"

C–"That’s all. Stand aside"

C for D–"Just one more question. Mr Plumber, did you ever get any meals at the home of Hez Root?"

W–"Yes, sir"

C–"Did he ever say anything about charging you for hem?"

W–"He wrote me a letter once asking that I come in and have a talk with him the next time I was over"

C–"Did you go see him?"

W–"Yes, sir"

C–" What conversation took place, between you?"

C for P–" Your honor, O object to that question."

Court–"Upon what grounds?"

C for P–" That the answer will be irrelevant to the balance of the evidence"

Court–"I can’t see how you figure you out as you don’t know what the answer will be"

C for P–"If your honor, please, I would like to have the jury excluded from the room in order to discuss the question."

The jury was sent out and the court limited each side to one hour a piece to argue as the whether Mr Plumber could tell the jury what Root said to him.

Both sides used up their time and the court decided that the witness could answer the question.

Jury came back and took their seats after having been out for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

C for D–"Now, Mr Plumber, tell the jury what conversation occurred between you and Mr Root the day you called to see him."

W–"He wasn’t at home"

C–"Stand aside"

Court adjourned for dinner until 1:30PM

Counsel for both sides prepared their instructions which were allowed by the court.

Counsel for plaintiff addressed his jury

"If the court, please. Gentleman of the jury. The court has granted the following instructions in behalf of the plaintiff.

The court instructs the jury that after careful consideration of the evidence of both sides, you are of one mind as to the guilt of the defendant, you will bring in a verdict of guilty and allow the plaintiff damages asked for namely $106.43."

Counsel for defense offered the following instructions:

"The court instructs the jury, that if after careful consideration of the evidence on both sides, you are of one mind as to the innocense of the defendant you will bring in a verdict of not guilty and will not allow the plaintiff damages asked for, namely, $106.43.

Counsel for plaintiff opens the argument as follows:

" If court please, and gentlemen of the jury will bear with me a short while, I will endeavor to show you beyond a reasonable doubt, that according to the preponderance of the evidence submitted before you, that this defendant is guilty of first degree, breach of promise, and should be assessed the amount asked for in the bill of contention. In reviewing the evidence we find this charming young lady, one of the county’s fairest, has been teaching the Push Root school for 2 years, and giving excellent service as all patrons will testify. Two years ago next camp meeting she met this piece of humanity, designated legally in this trial as the defendant. What happened? With honied words and flatteries of voice, he wormed his way into her affections. Giving her to understand that he was going to marry her. Did he do it? No. A thousand times. No. He did not. After taking up her time for over 2 years he goes and married someone else. Now, gentlemen, of the jury, I want you to gaze upon this charming young lady and

I ask you, gentlemen of the jury, to consider this case carefully. Just think of it. Two whole years of this young lady’s life have passed and she is still single. Had it not been for this wolf in sheeps clothing she, undoubtedly, would have been married. But she put her trust in Plumber and has been left in the lurch outside the church. As it were. She could have had other suitors, and it is a mystery to me why she didn’t take one of them. Why she wanted this piece of humanity is more than I could fathom. It is clearly another example of the vagaries of the woman’s fancies. Now, gentlemen of the jury, I leave he case in your hands , and I feel sure that you can only find a verdict in favor of this charming young lady."

Counsel of the defense talks:

If it please your grace, and gentleman of the jury, I will not detain you long. I am sure this will please you. Before beginning, however, I desire that your honor instruct the sheriff to take that handkerchief away from Minnie Swift and throw it out the window. She has it saturated with onion juice in order to stimulate a lacrymistic flow so that the jury will be affected by her affections.

This young lady, gentleman of the jury, as her name implies, is a swift one. The tense of her middle name is misleading. Instead of being Wilbe the future tense it should be any form of the past or present tense. Has been or is either one should be appropriate. The evidence has shown conclusively that she has had designs on this innocent young defendant for over two years. It is true that he wrote her several times and took her out riding once or twice. But is this a criteria of his intentions?

If it is, then no young man is safe from some will be adventurous. It goes to prove, gentleman of he jury, that her served notice on her that he wasn’t coming back the last time he called , when he sang that old familiar hymn, " God Be With You Till We Meet Again" He didn’t intend to see her again or he wouldn’t have sung that. He washed his hands of her, as it were, and left her in the other hand. Hands that are much more capable of taking care of her than hands of this honest, upright, young artisan.

Now, gentlemen of the jury, if you let the tears of this school teaching adventures blind you, you will be placing a severe hardship upon this young man. He has recently taken unto himself a wife and needs every cent he has. I implore you to see this matter in the right light. And if you do so, I know you will return a verdict of not guilty as charged in the bill of contention."

The jury went out and deliberated 30 minutes. They returned the following verdict:

"We the jury find the defendant guilty as charged in the bill of contention, and allow the plaintiff $106.40. We deduct 3 cents for 3 postcards the defendant did not receive"



It has been such rainy weather that the farmers can not do their spring work.

Mr D H Cannon returned from his visit and resumed his work in the Ridgeville store.

Mr Jesse Hull was visiting his friends at Bayard W Va.

Miss Mamie Markwood and her sister, Mrs Myrtle Stewart of Burlington, were in Keyser shopping.

Miss Emma Stallings was visiting her friends in Ridgeville last week.

Mr Corbett Hanger is working for Mr W E Amtower.

Mrs Floyd Ellifritz is visiting home folks.

Miss Hattie Welch and Mr Harry Dawson were out sight seeing over the old W Va hills Sunday.

Mr E O Wirgman was calling on Mr J W Rawlings Sunday.

Mr D A Arnold was calling on his friends at Burlington Sunday.

Miss Florence Markwood has returned from her visit to town.

The T M & P RR is prospering very fast since they changed the schedule. It is very convenient for the country people wishing to go to Keyser.

Mrs Lee Welch was visiting home folks near Keyser the past week.

Mr E M Amtower was visiting his brother, Mr W E Amtower from Saturday until Sunday.

Mr Ed. Welch was in Keyser Saturday.

Mr Logan Rawlings was visiting his lady friends again, at Laurel Dale Sunday.

Mr Harry Parrill and Miss Lucy Welch were calling on friends Sunday evening.

Mr E Bruce Allen was in Keyser Tuesday.



Mr and Mrs H H Robinette were visiting M Walker last Saturday and Sunday.

Mr and Mrs O J Faulk were visiting the latter’s parents, Mr and Mrs G T Miller Sunday.

Master Mack Dye and Guy Miller, were visiting Tom Faulk last Sunday.

Mr and Mrs John Faulk were visiting the latters parents, Mr and Mrs John Kempher, near Keyser, last Sunday.

Mr John Faulk purchased a horse of Jake Staggers last week.

Mrs Edna Doman, the school teacher at this place, was visiting her husband, Ernest Doman, of Cumberland, last Saturday and Sunday.

Mr and Mrs J J Triplett were visiting the latters mother, Mrs Nancy Faulk, Sunday.

Master Lee Shepp was visiting relatives around Twenty-First Sunday.

The Waxler Sunday School was organized Sunday with G T Miller, for superintendent.

Mr and Mrs G T Miller were visiting the latters father, Geo Staggs, on Knobley Mountain, who is very ill.

Charlie Iser, of Keyser, was visiting his grandmother, Mrs Nancy Faulk, of this place last Sunday.

Mr and Mrs John Kennedy the manager of the Ritchie Orchard, moved from Keyser to that orchard last Thursday.

Mrs Minnie Redman was visiting Mr Jack Moon’s, of Twenty-First, last week.

Mr Frank Steedman was calling on friends around here last Sunday evening.

Waxler Boy


The following licenses were issued at Cumberland:

April 2, William Henry Perkins, of Frostburg and Sarah Thompson, of Cresaptown.

Joseph Smith, of Piedmont, and Sarah Trenaman, of Westernport

April 4, Alonzo B Probst, painter and Lucy Wilson, both of Parsons W Va

Raymond J Foreman, clerk, and Regina Shober, both of Cumberland

Harold L Ludwig, salesman,Oaksville Pa, and Madeline L High, Purgittsville W Va

James R Cramer and Mary L Seely, both of Cumberland

April 7, John Wm Blizzard and Nellie Graham McGee, both of Midland Md

Homer Wesley Bennett and Ruth Kansas Cline, both of Elkins

Frederick Frost Jr and Grace Oliver Hoffman, both of Cumberland

April 12th–Frank Angelier Jr and Nellie Marie Richie, both of Cumberland

James Kelley Williamson, of Keyser and Grace Margaret Vanmeter of Dawson.

Jessie H Benson and Ethel C Collins, both of Brucetown W Va

Mett Pasenel and Stella Suder, both of Thomas W Va

Grant Stiltmer, of Trout W va and Mary Workman, of Friars Hill W Va


A Quiet Home Wedding

On the evening of April 16th, 1913, by Rev R E L Strider, a pretty home wedding was consummated at the residence of the parents of the bride, Mr and Mrs Charles M Miller, 166 Alice St. The parties in the ceremonial were Mr William Johnson Kuykendall and Miss Nannie Lewis Miller.

With the single exception of Dr and Mrs Romig, with their little son, Jack, the ceremony was witnessed by representatives only of the immediate families of the bride and groom.

After a collation at the residence, the nuptial parties with a few friends drove to Piedmont, where the couple boarded a train to Washington and other points east.

After the first of May next, Mr and Mrs Kuykendall will be at home at the residence of Mrs Johnson, 120 Centre Street.


  The fact that Mr Chester Walker, son of former sheriff and former water commissioner David Walker and Miss Helen Ray Bradley were married April 15 last year at Oakland Md by Rev Dr A B Riker, pastor at St Pauls Methodist Episcopal church, was first announced yesterday. The young people having kept the matter a secret. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr Daniel Bradley, 178 North Centre Street, and has been an operator at the Bell Telephone Exchange in the long distance section. The groom is the night chief engine dispatcher, at the B&O shops. The couple will live at 15 Davidson St. Cumb News



Miss Colda Hiser and William W Hopwood were married at 8:45 O’clock last night, at the Presbyterian church parsonage, by Rev Dr James Moffatt. There were no attendants. Following the marriage, the couple left for a trip to Pittsburgh and the west. The bride is the second eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs William Hiser, 286 North Centre St, while the groom is connected with the C D Kenny Company, in this city. Cumb News


Mr Fred Haines of Baltimore and Miss Genevie Rose Deremer of Keyser, were quietly married at the home of he bride’s sister Mrs Thomas Murphy at Blaine, Friday April 11th. They are now stopping at the home of Mr Jack Wright here.


Mr Campbell B Smith, the popular young barber, on Monday April 7th 1913, at Philadelphia, at 7 o’clock at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs D Conner, was united in marriage to Miss Jean Murray, daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Murray, who live near Philadelphia. The nuptial knot was tied by Rev Miller of the M E Church.

The wedding was very quiet. The young couple arrived home last Friday. The Tribune joins the many friends in congratulations and good wishes.


The following licenses were issued at Cumberland:

April 16th–Ellsworth H Clower and Bertha B Weatherholtz, both of Glebe, W Va.

Thomas F Clise and Mary S Mercer, both of Westernport Md.

William R Dowlan and Lillian C Herrick, both of Cumberland Md.

April 17th–Geo. Emory Andrews and Bessie Elizabeth Green, both of Moscow Mills Md.

Felix Clark Helmick, of Cumberland, and Ruth Long, of Keyser W Va.

Harry Lee Pipe and Mary Virginia Haines, both of Cumberland Md


Death of Mrs Snyder

Mrs Helena A Snyder died at an early hour Friday morning April 11th 1913 at her home on Water Street from cancer. Mrs Snyder was 58 years old and the wife of Mr J F Snyder. The burial took place Sunday morning at 10 o’clock in the St Ambrose Catholic Cemetery, Cresaptown Md. Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 sons: Norman and James, of Keyser, Charles of Cumberland, and David, of Pine Grove, W Va. And three daughters: Misses Alice and Theresa, of Keyser and Mrs Jno House of Cumberland.

Engineer Dies

Jas. McGuire, of Westernport died Tuesday morning of heart failure. He was an engineer on the helpers of the B&O . Service on the 17 mile grade. He was 26 years old.

J. A. B. Kennedy

Monday night, April 14th, 1913, Mr J A B Kennedy, a Confederate Veteran, serving in Otey’s Battery, of Richmond, Va, in the Civil War and a highly respected citizen of Keyser, died at the home of his son, Mr J D Kennedy, after a long illness, aged 78 years. He is survived by the following children: Mrs G L Cook, of Oxford, Md, Mrs Charles Beaver, of Newburg, Mrs Walter Cox, of Luke, and two sons: William G and J D Kennedy. Funeral services were held Wednesday, interment in Queen’s Point cemetery.


Mrs Harriet Johnson, 75 years old, widow of James J Johnson, died Monday morning at Ellerslie this county. Three sons, W E, J N, and H H Johnson, and 2 daughters, Mrs King, wife of ex mayor Clarence King, of Cumberland, and Mrs G W Whitefield, survive.

Charles E Barrett, son of Mr and Mrs L M Barrett, of this city, died in a local hospital Monday night. He was 19 years old.


Oldest Women in Pendleton County Dies

Mrs Annie Wetzel, of Kline, W Va, dies Thursday April 3rd, 1913, at the home of her son in law, Milton Yoakum, at the age of five score and five years. Mrs Wetzel has for a number of years had the distinction of being the oldest person in the county. For the last 15 years of her life, the infirmities of the old age have rendered her helpless as she has spent the greater part of this time confined to her bed.

She was born in the year 1808 and live through the administrations of all the Presidents of the United States except Washington, Adams and a part of the term of Jefferson. If women would have given the right to vote she would have had the privilege of voting for every president from John Quincy Adams to Woodrow Wilson.

She was 4 years old when the war of 1812 was declared, and only lacked 33 years of being as old as the United States.–Franklin Times


Mrs Sarah Miller

Mrs Sarah C Miller, who died at the Hoffman Hospital, March 25th, was taken to Burlington for burial. She leaves to mourn her loss, 4 sons, John, Walter, Harry, and Ernest, of Burlington, and father and mother , Mr and Mrs Fleek, of Reese’s Mill, one brother, Mr David Fleek, of Reese’s Mill, and one sister, Mrs W L Triplett, of Keyser.

A precious Aunt of mine is gone
A voice I love is still
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled

God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon his love have given
And though the body moulder here
The soul is safe in Heaven

Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words
We must forever part
Yet again we hope to meet in Heaven
Where no farewell tears shed.

By, Her Niece


Mrs Lucy Dean, 75 years old, widow of John Dean, of former postmaster, died Thursday. Two sons and two daughters survive.

Charlestown W Va
W Albert Roper, a farmer of near Charlestown, died Sunday. A large family of children survive.

Eilen Adams, aged 18 years, committed suicide last Tuesday morning at her home at Junior, W Va, by shooting herself through the heart with a 22 rifle.


Mrs Millie Holzshue, one of the oldest residents of Petersburg, died at her home April 12th.

Clarence Grimes, the B&O brakeman, died last Saturday at the Hoffman Hospital, His mother arrived from Cornish Ohio, Friday night, but he was in a delirious condition and did not recognize her. She left Saturday night for home with the body.

Thomas W Va– Mr Bernard A Walsh died here today as a result of an accident in the mine. While riding out of the mine on a haulage motor at 11:00am on March 28th, Mr Walsh fell from the motor which, with two loaded cars, ran over his leg, severing it below the knee.

Cogswell Eastman, 67 years old, a former resident of Cumberland, who removed from Richmond Va, following him being blacklisted during the strike of 1877, is dead at Richmond from paralysis. His father, Simeon Eastman, was one of the early settlers of this country and a pioneer school teacher. After going to Richmond, Mr Eastman secured employment on the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad and for a quarter of a century ran a train between Richmond and Washington. He was a Mason. Mr Eastman was twice married. Mrs Mamie Hamilton, Maryland Ave, this city, is a daughter. Burial was at Richmond on Tuesday.


We have about 400 pairs of men and women’s shoes, also about 100 pairs of children’s shoes, which we are going to sell for just one half price. Namely shoes marked to sell for

$4.00 will be sold for $2.00
3.50 " " 1.75
3.00 " " 1.50
And so on down the line. Theses prices are made in ABSOLUTE GOOD FAITH and you will get the shoes in theses prices. They are all great bargains and somebody will get them, why not you. Size of Men’s shoes will run from 6 to 9. Women’s from 2-4, and children run all sizes. The quality is first class being made up mostly of the Walk-over shoe for men and the Radcliffe for Women. They styles are not the very latest but are good solid substantial shoes for the whole family. Many of them are low cuts, just the thing for spring and summer, all are spring styles. No heavy shoes in this lot and many are very patent leather. Our terms of sale on theses hoes will be FOR SPOT CASH ONLY for at this great sacrifice we must have the cash. This sale will be kept up until all the stock is gone. So come and get your share of these great bargains.
Yours Truly,
Geo A Carskadon


To all whom it may concern:

This is to notify that all persons owing the estate of George T Stonebraker, deceased, to settle with me at once. And all persons who are owed by said estate to come forward at once with their claims properly proven.

Yours very truly,
Bessie A Stonebraker
Aministratrix of George T Stonebraker, deceased


A large supply of all kinds of HARDWARE Always on hand. Our prices are the best for the quality of goods we handle. Everything in Hardware, etc. Haters, Wagons, Oils, Paints, Roofing and all kinds of farming machinery.


After Cedar Rust

The cedar apples, which are responsible for the cedar rust on apple trees and which has given the orchardists of this county so much trouble, are ready to break and scatter their little particles all over the apple trees. Many of the trees which produce this little apple have been cut by the farmers of the county but there are many still standing.



Make this town better and it will get bigger itself.

This will be a good town for you. If you are for the town.

Don’t complain if the boosting you ought to do is not done.

You don’t know how cheap a thing is until you know how good it is.

Don’t leave all the work of developing this town to others to do.

The proper use of a hammer is to drive home a nail or the truth.

Individual boosting of the town is good, but concerted boosting gets results.

If you don’t see this towns advantages, how do you expect a stranger to do so.

The village band makes sweet music, but it isn’t in it with the village carpenter.

If you can’t get behind a movement for the towns good at least don’t get in front of it.

Remember that the farther you send a dollar on an errand the longer it will be in getting it back.

It is better to help the town to accomplish one good thing than to point out dozen poorones.

A good way to drive the children away from home is to tell them what a poor town it is.

Some people seem to think that the way to make this town grow is to help build skyscrapers in Chicago. The Community Builder

Vow Never To Marry
Sharon Pa

A score of Farrell’s young men have organized a "bachelor" club. There are more young women in Farrell of marriageable age than men, but the bachelors assert they are determined to resist feminine wiles and nay member who breaks his vow and marries will be considered a social outcast. In retaliation the young women of Farrell are talking of organizing a club, taking a vow never to wed.

Ought To Paint

I ought to have painted last year, but I hated to pay $2.25 a gallon. I’ve got to paint this year: It’ll take a little more paint: I suppose one gallon in ten: and a little more work, I suppose one day in ten. My job would have cost last year about $52..50: It is going to cost $55. $2.50 gone. I suppose it will be the same again, If I wait again. What if the paint goes down to $1.75 a gallon? $2.50 on the job! I shan’t wait: what a fool I was!

W A Liller Sells It.

Beware of Ointment for Catarrh That Contain Mercury

As mercury will surely destroy the sense of small and completely derange the whole system when entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on prescriptions from reputable physicians as the damage they will do is ten fold to the good you can possibly derive from the. Hall’s Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F J Cheney & Co Toledo Ohio, contains no mercury, and is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. In buying Hall’s Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It is taken internally and made in Toledo Oh, by F H Cheney & Co, Testimonials Free. Sold by druggists Price 75c per bottle. Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation. Adv

For Sale Cheap

A 15 inch paper cutter. A Yarger stapling machine; one 12 inch water motor. Apply at the Tribune office. Will be sold at a bargain to quick buyer.


The best equipped stables in the city. Good, sound, young horses–lively and ree, yet safe and gentle. Fine new vehicles of every kind for all occasions. Investigate. Our prices are very reasonable.Visit our stable and be convinced that we are prepared to give you superior livery service. PULLIAMS, WATER STREET

WE CAN SHOW YOU The best line of Lap Dusters, Whips, Saddles, Blankets, Collars, Pads, Bridles, Wagon Umbrellas, Harness and Strapwork that there is in Keyser and still the prices will be so low that you will call them cheap. Harness repairing done by expert Harness Maker. BRIGHTS LIVERY AND HARNESS SHOP, KEYSER W VA



Mammoth St parade two miles long. Glittering spectacle. "CLEOPATRA" 1200 people, horses, elephants, and camels. Vast Menagerie of Wild Beasts, a World of Wonders, Thrilling Open Air Feats and Sensations. 65c–Round trip fare from Keyser–65c. Special train will leave Keyser at 11:05 A.M. Returning leave Cumberland at 8:00P.M. Tickets good only in special train and date of issue. F M HOWELL, G P A


Report of the Claysville school for the 6th month.
Boys enrolled, 15; girls enrolled, 5.
Average daily attendance–boys, 9; girls, 3; total 12A
Percent of attendance–boys, 89; girls, 89, total 89A
Honor Roll: Floyd Carnell, Harry Boyd, Ophir Burgess, Mahlon Burgess, Vaugh Amtower, Myrtle Boseley, Geneva Carnell.
Bessie H Ebert, Teacher

Just got in a line of fancy lights and large stock of new ranges at C C Arbogast’s.



The ladies of the Cumberland Civic Club, were out before the council in the fight against the merchants for an ordinance to prevent the exposure of wares on sidewalks for sale. The sidewalks must now be kept perfectly clear.

WANTED Experienced men for work in orchard. Wages $1.75. Apply at W A Liller, Keyser W Va.






Ringling Brothers’ Circus is attracting unusual interest this season because of its many new aspect given the show by the addition of the great spectacle "Joan if Arc". The circus will be seen in Cumberland on April 26th, and this city and surrounding country will be well represented as it always is when Ringling Brothers are within excursion distance.

There will be a new parade in the forenoon three miles in length. The menagerie is practically twice as big as it was last year and contains many specimens of strange animal life new to American zoos. Audiences will be entertained by 375 of the greatest of Europe’s circus artists. Chief among the stars who are exploiting novelties and sensational acts are: The Saxon Trio of the world’s strongest men, whose wonderful feats of strength have startled Europe. No act like this has ever been seen in America. Close upon in importance are the Balkani family of sensational riders, the Janowsky family of novelty acrobats, the three Jahn, ladder-balancing sensationalists, the Lorbeer troupe, who juggle human beings; the Portia quartette of women contortionists, The Maryland family of springboard gymnasts, the Alpine family of wire performers, Capt Huling’s two troupes of performing seals and sea lions, the Schuman performing horses, the three herds of best trained elephants on earth. Mijarez, the Mexican wizard of th

The great feature of the show is of course the newly added spectacle "Joan of Arc", with a trainload of special scenery, costumes and stage properties and a cast of 1200 characters. There is also a ballet of 300 dancing girls, a chorus of 400 voices, and an orchestra of 100 soloists. This is he greatest dramatic and spectacular production ever presented in America. Enacted on a specially built stage bigger than a hundred ordinary theaters. It is made portable so that it can be erected in the main tent each morning. This great entertainment is given as an introductory to the regular circus performance and entails no extra charge of admission.

"Joan of Arc" tells a masterful story from French history in a thrilling and dramatic say and with the wonderful illusion of tons of special scenery and stage devices. In the great battle scene the audience is held spellbound by the realism of the scene, while the enactment of the coronation of Charles VII is beyond question the most sumptuous and inspiring stage picture ever seen.


The door of adversity is always open.

When poverty comes in at the door lock the windows.

Many a man has his hammer out who never nails a lie.

A tariff for revenue only is a tariff for the people only.

All men want to get money, might few want to earn it.

Can’t fix that tariff bill to suit everybody, Utter impossibility.

There are lots of people we know not wisely, but too well.

Don’t apologize for having been born, It wasn’t your fault.

Life is a game in which mighty few of us cash in our hopes.

No man is such a kicker that he would care to kick the bucket.

It is more blessed to give than to receive, but it isn’t so popular.

There isn’t any headache like the one we acquire from butting in.

No man is so fast that trouble won’t sooner or later overtake him.

Unfortunately the peanut politician doesn't always get roasted.

The only sure thing in life are those who have already happened.

Love makes the world go round and makes a large part of it go broke.

All the world’s a stage, and most of us are lucky to get standing room.

We never see the worse side of some people until we get the better of them.

Some people only believe half they hear, and others believe twice as much.

A girl may not love her enemies, but she invites them all to her wedding.

It is alright to take a fellow of your size, but don’t overestimate your size.

Banking on the unexpected is almost as dangerous as betting on a sure thing.

Even the people with high ideals have to begin at the bottom of the ladder.

The man who has a diploma from the school of experience is pretty well fixed.

Perhaps the most inefficient things in the world is a closed mouth conscience.

It takes a pretty level headed girl to enter a social whirl without getting giddy.

Love in a cottage is very nice in theory, but the trouble is it so often dies of starvation.

None of us are perfect. Even a mule can learn something about kicking from a man.

The hand hat rocks the cradle isn’t the one who rocks the boat in the sea of matrimony.

An honest man never blows his own horn because he is too poor to own one.

There is a hereditary influence that prompts every man to look out for number one, Father Adam set the pace.

When failure comes along and upsets our plans, it isn’t every man who can save a few chunks of hope for he future.

Still many millionaires will find it just as easy to dodge the income tax as it is to swear off state and municipal assessments.

The ballot, says suffragettes will make women young–which now fully explains the reason why some women are so enthusiastically in favor of votes.

Miss Flora LaFollette, in a settlement address New York, spoke a wise word about husbands: "Wives should never nag their husbands" she said. "A husband is like an egg, If kept continually in hot water he will soon get hardened."

A Salisbury (Pa) girls is reported as saying "Some men are always talking about our duty to patronize our own town, yet, when they want wives, many of them will sneak off to some other place and get one. I do hope some of theses sharpers who marry foreign women will get cheated."


Every member of Grace M E Church, South, is urged to attend a very important meeting in the church April 20, at 8pm.

Cordially, M H Keen, Pastor


Madame Sibyl Samis Macdermid, dramatic soprano, and one of the most brilliant artists of Chicago, will give a concert in the Preparatory school Tuesday April 28th, at 8:15Pm, for the benefit of the Y W C A Admission 50c. Tickets and reserve seats are on sale Friday April 25th, at Furbee’s Drug Store. The Musical Courier, the most critical music magazine of America, is speaking of Mrs MacDermid says: "Her voice is a large calibre, and beautifully used. Her delivery is fine, and her enunciation superb. Her personality is charming, and she is one of the handsomest women in the concert stage." As Mrs MacDermid is on her way east to sing for the Victor Company, and being a personal friend of Miss Elsie Hoffman, she was prevailed upon to stop off and give the concert.

Keyser Public Building

Congressman Brown Wednesday introduced a bill providing for the erection of a public building at Keyser W Va, at a cost not to exceed $150,000. Mr Brown tried very hard at the last session to get a bill through for a public building in Keyser, but as it was the policy of the House to allow but one building to a district. Keyser was omitted from the bill. A bill introduced by Senator Watson, providing for a public building for Keyser, passed the Senate but did not get through the House.

Last Opportunity

To place your order with the Mountain View Nursery Company, Williamsport, Maryland, for some of their choice two year old apple trees and yearling peach trees. If need of pear, plum, cherry, Quince or anything in the ornamental line, they have it. Their California Privet is the finest.

When you are hungry the first thing you think about are good things at L C McDonald’s.

HOT BISCUIT, Hot cakes, made with ROYAL baking powder are delicious, healthful and easily made.


John Murphy has purchased the McGann property on the hill.

Mr Roy Kimes, of Cumberland spent Sunday here with relatives.

Miss Flo Hodges of Cumberland spent Sunday here with relatives.

T H Frankhouser has broken ground on Argyle Street for a fine house.

Mr Ed Hall of Cumberland spent Sunday here with relatives and friends.

Elmer Crawford was severely bitten about the face by a dog at his home Friday.

Mr and Mrs John Johnson were business visitors to Cumberland on Monday.

Miss Laymen, of Virginia, is visiting her brother, Mr C H Laymen, for a few days.

Mr and Mrs Luther Smith have purchased two lots in South Keyser from J L Trentor.

Little Miss Clara Hollen is quite sick at the home of her parents, on W Piedmont St.

Messrs O A Hood and W W Woods, left Saturday night on a business trip to Charleston.

Mr Albert Steiding, of McCoole, spent Saturday and Sunday with his father at Terra Alta.

Mr Alex Miles and children, of Ridgely, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr and Mrs Jacob Avers.

Miss Emma Stallings returned Monday from a visit to relatives and friends in Burlington and Medley.

Mr and Mrs Maurice Wilt and children have returned home after a weeks visit with their parents, at Swanton Md.

FOR SALE, Some of the best orchard stock in the county. Apply to this office.

Mrs Rachael Stevenson is visiting her daughters, Mrs Roy Durret and Miss Amanda Stevenson in Cumberland.

Announcements have been received here of the marriage of Miss Grace Offutt, who formerly lived here, to Mr Engle, of Medford, Ore.

Miss Florence Hamill and guest Miss Carrie Arnold, spent Saturday and Sunday with friends and relatives in Cumberland.

Mrs Winfield Shaffer, returned Sunday from Oakland Md, where she attended the funeral of her brother, Mr George Lawton.

Mr Patrick King and granddaughter, Miss Marguerite Dorsey, of Cumberland, spent Saturday and Sunday here with relatives.

Mrs C M Russel, who has been here with her daughter, Miss Mary Russel, for several weeks, has gone to Keyser, where she will spend some time with her son, Allen Russel, and family.

Mr D A Arnold, who has been attending the final meeting of the State Board of Agriculture at Charleston last week, returned Saturday. Mrs Arnold, who was with him, stopped off at Fairmont and will spend a week as a guest of Mrs F P Kelly.

P H Harper is moving his family from this place to Marquis, Texas. He has already shipped his household goods and expects to leave with his family in a few weeks. Mr Harper has been in ill health for some time, and he is going to Texas in the hope that the mild unchanging climate will benefit his health. His son Branson has taken over the meat business and with the assistance of his brother in law L L Lockwood, will continue the business at the old stand. Davis News.

The Game

At 9pm they were seated at opposite ends of the couch. At 9:30 they were slightly nearer each other. At 10 o’clock they were three feet apart. At 10:30 they were scarcely any perceptible space between them. At 10:45 there was no perceptible space between them. The young man spoke:

"Has your father gone to bed?"

"Yes, John"

"Has your mother gone to bed?"

"Yes, John"

"Do you think your little brother is under the couch?"

"No, John"

the young man heaved a sigh.

"It’s your move," he said.

Cornell Widow

Fire at Hambleton

The McKenzie Hotel at Hambleton with all its contents was destroyed by fire last night about 10pm. The fire is supposed to have started from an over heated stove and the lack of proper equipment for fighting fire made the large commodious building an easy prey to the seething flames. We are not advised as to the amount of loss but understand it is pretty well covered with insurance. Parsons Advocate 10th

Drive Sick Headaches Away

Sick headaches, sour gassy stomach, indigestion, biliousness, disappear quickly after you take Dr King’s New Life Pills. They purify the blood and put new life and vigor in the system. Try them and you will be well satisfied. Every pill helps; every box guaranteed. Price 25c. Recommended by all druggists. Adv

You enjoy eating and get fat when you buy your grocery supplies at L C McDonald’s

Charters Granted

Charters have been granted to Holt Drug Company, with principle office and place of business in Fairmont, Marion county; to buy and sell drugs and chemicals and medical supplies. Authorized capital stock $25,000: $500 of which has been subscribed paid. The incorporators are: Clyde S Holt, J A Graham, Alberu M Rowe, Henry L Illsaker.

Hadoth Lodge No 170, Knights of Pythias, of Putney W Va to disseminate the principles of friendship, charity, and Benevolence as promulgated by the supreme lodge: to hold real estate to value of $5,000 and personal property of same amount. Incorporators are: James Blunt Jr, Andrew Brown, George Krantz, James Painter Jr, Elijah Bostwick, U G McClure and George Kinser, all of Putney W Va.

Most disfiguring skin eruptions, scrofula, pimples, rashes, etc, are due to impure blood. Burdock Blood Bitters as a cleansing blood tonic, is well recommended. $1.00 at all stores. Avd

First Born in New State

The Wheeling telegraph has the following concerning a resident of this city:

"On June 20, at 12 o’clock noon, West Virginia will be exactly 50 years old. This event of course will be fittingly celebrated all over the state, the celebration centering at Wheeling.

"Of interest in this connection is the fact that Miss Lucy (Knopp) Gardnes, now living in Parkersburg, was probably the first child born in W Va. Her birth occurred simultaneously with the birth of the state on June 29, 1863, near Point Pleasant, Mason county. If it is found that Mrs Gardner was the first child born in the new state, she will be asked to attend and take a prominent part in the celebration at Wheeling."

Pains in the Stomach

If you continually complain of pains in the stomach, your liver or your kidneys are out of order. Neglect may lead to dropsy, kidney trouble, diabetes, or Brights disease. Thousands recommend Electric Bitters as the very best stomach and kidney medicine made. H T Alston, of Raleigh, NC, who suffered from pain in the stomach and back, writes: "My kidney’s were deranged and my liver did not work right. I suffered much, but Electric Bitters was recommended and I’m improved from the first dose. I now feel like a new man." It will improve you too. Only 50c and $1.00. Recommended by all druggists. Adv

Doing Their Duty

Scores of Keyser Readers are Learning the Duty of the Kidneys
To filter the blood is the kidney’s duty.
When they fail to do this the kidney’s are weak. Backache and other kidney ills may follow:
Help the kidney’s do their work
Use Doan’s Kidney Pills–the tested kidney remedy.

Keyser people endorse their worth.

Harry Kercheval, 142 S Water St, Keyser W Va says: "My experience with Doan’s Kidney Pills has been so satisfactory that I can highly recommend them, I had a backache and week kidneys and seeing Doan’s Kidney advertised, I got a supply. They soon stopped the pain and restored my kidneys to a normal condition."

"When your back is lame–Remember the name." Don’t simply ask for the kidney remedy–ask distinctly for Doan’s Kidney Pills, the same that Mr Kercheval had–the remedy backed by home testimony. 50c all stores. Foster-Milburn Co. Prop, Buffalo NY. Adv

Let us live in deeds, not years; in feelings, not figures on a calendar. Tis our actions, not our prosperity that will perpetuate our memory.

If contentment means absolute indifference, stupid slumber, or meek submission to circumstances, then no man has a right to be contented this side of death.

It is worth remembering that wealth is no more a crime than poverty is a virtue, and although was should prefer great principles to a great bank account, we need feel no shame in the possession of riches which comes as an honest reward for toil.

Nothing must be more humble than ambition, when it is about to climb. And when the top most rung of he ladder is reached we should not gaze off into the clouds and scorn, to look again at the means whereby we did ascend.


The theft of an orchard, a new wrinkle in the criminal annals of West Virginia, was perpetrated upon Judge T A Brown’s farm., near Elizabeth. Judge Brown has gone there to spend several days to discover who stole his apple trees, which were dug up and carried away, root and branch.

The work was carried on for many days. The thieves stole 700 fine pedigreed trees in an orchard of his own. Judge Brown believes he will be able to identify them.

New York.

Today, the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic memorial light house tower erected to the memory of the men and women who went down with the ship. The lighthouse has a range of 12 miles. The dedicatory ceremonies consisted of brief addresses.

College Park Md

Fire destroyed the poultry plant at the Maryland Agricultural College here entailing a loss of between $8,000 and $10,000 covered by insurance.

Clarksburg W Va

The cornerstone of Mt Zion Baptist church was laid Sunday afternoon by Beulah Lodge of Masons, of Clarksburg.

Arrested at Oakland

Ephriam Knox, was arrested and taken to Martinsburg by the United States Deputy Marshal Brown where he will given a hearing today charged with violating the post office law, relative to the use of stamps in Grant County, W Va., in 1911.


Saturday evening, April 5, the Elk Garden Minstrels, composed entirely of home talent, gave an entertainment in the Town Hall, of Elk Garden, for the benefit of the Elk Garden Baseball League. It was one of the most richly enjoyed shows Elk Garden has known. The spacious hall was filled with an appreciative audience. By request, the Minstrels repeated the show in the same hall on the following Monday night. Some new features were added for the second exhibition and even the audience thought the show was even better than the former night. Thursday night of last week they gave the show in the Town Hall of Kitzmiller, Md, and now they have a request to repeat the performance there also. These requests demonstrate the fact that Elk Garden boys are not only most excellent performers on the diamond but first class behind the footlights also. Every number of the program was richly enjoyed and every member performed his part so well that he merited and received most hearty congratulations.

"The Barbers Ball" made a special hit and their many jokes with local settings were especially striking. The receipts insure another successful baseball season. The manager of the team, Mr J Loughney, is ready to accept challenges. Last year the team put a high fence around the baseball park and erected a new grand stand and they now feel that they are better equipped than ever.

The members of the Minstrel Club are: J Loughney, Harry F Rollman, John Clark, Robt. Grant, B J Faller, J V Clark, Harley Harvey, Estelle Kenny, Harry Ravenscroft, James Wilson, Noah Biller, John Middleton, John McLoughlin, Steve Barnes, Edgar Loughney, Frank Jones, Harrison Bennear, and Bartley Kilroy.

The Tribune one year $1.00

Second Hand Doors, Window, etc, For Sale—I have a large assortment of glazed sash of various sizes, large paneled doors, rolling partitions, glass partitions, etc, out of old school building. This is all in first class condition and will be sold cheap. The sash are just the thing for poultry houses out buildings and the like. Apply at Liller’s Lumber Parlors.

R W WALSH General Insurance, Notary Public, Keyser W Va

INDIAN RUNNER DUCKS–My ducks have laid every month except August. Large white eggs, and lots of them; 13 eggs, $1.00; 30 eggs $2.00. L C Markwood Burlington W Va

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

VIAVI TREATMENT –I will be at the Reynolds Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o’clock pm. Mrs L M Kenniston, Manger.

FOR SALE –A 5 year old Percheron horse, weight 1500 lbs, well broke, For further information call on J B Reese, McCoole Md.

FARM HANDS WANTED –Wages 17 ½ c per hour. Board 55c per day. Good accommodations and steady work. F. Mertens’ Sons, Cumberland Md

FOR SALE–A 2 story brick building, store and ware room, 9 living rooms and bath, east side of Main St. For further information apply to: J B Criser, 58 W Piedmont St, Keyser.

SHEEP–At a low price quick. I have about 50 head of good ewes for sale. Dropping lambs now. H H Hoffman.

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 her at her residence. 127 W Piedmont St or Phone 164F.

WANTED–A reliable party wanted in Keyser to do distributing, sampling etc. Spare time only. Pay according to size of samples, etc. E H Haines, Cumberland Md.

FOR SALE–Six room house, water and gas. Apply at 264 South Main St.

WANTED–Working foreman for orchard in suburbs in Keyser. Apply at W L Liller, Keyser W Va.

FOR SALE–Cooking range in good condition, fine baker and splendid heater. Apply at this office.

The Oliver Chilled Plows–best in the world. At Frye and Son’s.


Mrs Harry Markwood and Billy are visiting Manheim.

Mrs Nettie Fraze, of Alaska, was a business visitor in town last Monday.

Mrs Edwin A Burke and two sons went to Petersburg last week on a visit.

Mr and Mrs I P Carskadon, of Headsville, attended Presbytery a couple of days/

T M McCorkle, the popular shoe drummer, was in town last Saturday on business.

Rev and Mrs Walter B McKinley, of Westernport, are the proud parents of a new son.

Mrs Sallie Chambers, of Moorefield, has been the guest of Mrs E M Pancake during Presbytery.

Capt and Mrs C F Jordan have gone to visit their old home in Buena Vista, Va.

Miss Ada Gordon went to Shepherdstown last Saturday to attend the spring term of the Normal.

Mrs H C Cowdry, of Morgantown, arrived Monday on a visit to her sister, Mrs J C Sanders.

Ex-Senator, B J Baker, of Petersburg, came down Wednesday to take in the last days of Presbytery.

Miss Pauline Maxfield returned home last Friday from Gormania, where she taught school the past winter.

Mr and Mrs John Rickard are home from a trip to Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha and other western points.

Mrs Charles Dayton has returned from Martinsburg where she attended the funeral of her aunt, Mrs Timmons.

Miss Lillian Wilson, of Wheeling, who spent a few days here as the guest of Miss Margaret Offner, has returned home.

George Macfarlane moved their family back to their home at Barnum yesterday. They spent the past few months here.

J Sloan Arnold returned last Saturday on a trip to Riddlesburg, Pa. He took in the National Automobile show at Pittsburgh.

Mrs Harry Reid, who has been sick for some time, was taken to the Buckhannon Hospital for treatment Saturday.

Mrs Kennedy and little daughter returned to their home in Fairmont on Sunday from a visit to the home of Mrs Kennedy’s parents. Mr and Mrs Dugan of Gilmore Street.

Dr Babb and wife have gone to Philadelphia where the doctor will attend some medical convention. Dr Yeakley has charge of the Dr’s patients while he is gone.

Mrs V F Alkire returned last Sunday night from McKinley, Neb, where she was called several weeks ago by the illness of her mother, Mrs Boblitts. When she left her she was still very ill.

Misses Daisy McNemar, of Lahmansville, and Miss Shobe, of Petersburg, who taught in the Gormania school the past session, spent last Friday night here with Miss Pauline Maxfield on their way home.

Miss Annie Walsh, of Oakland, who graduated as a nurse from the Keyser Hospital, is nursing Mrs Ida Rhodes, of Swanton, who is ill with typhoid fever at the home of her mother in Westernport.

Irvin Ritzell was in town last Saturday. The past few weeks he has been over about Headsville fixing up chimneys for the farmers in that section. He says he has been catching a number of fine fish and that last week he had caught a very large eel.

Mrs Wm. K Hosack, of McCoole, went to Pittsburgh accompanied by her cousin, Miss Adie Duling, of Washington state, who has been spending some time here. They are visiting Mr John Duling, a brother of Miss Duling.

Mrs W C Long had as her guests during Presbytery Rev and Mrs J McC. Duckwall, of Berkely Springs, Mrs J Wm Gilkeson and Mrs Annie Williams, of Moorefield. The former will return home tomorrow while Mrs Gilkeson and Mrs Williams will go to Frostburg today on a short visit before going home.

Mrs A J Keenan, of Keyser, was in the city shopping today.

Herman Allen, of Keyser, spent the day here on business.

Robert Drane, of Piedmont, was in the city on legal business today.

Mr and Mrs W T Arnold of Keyser, spent the day shopping in this city.

Mrs James Liller, of Keyser, is visiting friends in this city. Cumb Times of 12th.

FOR SALE– Some of the best orchard stock in the county. Apply to this office.

Mrs Z T Terrell went to Baltimore Wednesday on a short visit.

Mrs D E Offutt, of Oakland, attended Presbytery here Wednesday.

Mrs Hilleary Dawson, of Dawson, is shopping in town today.

Miss Augurite Shores, who taught in the Davis school the past session has returned home.

J A Bier has moved to Izen, Pa. He has been a foreman for A Liller.

Mrs Webster accompanied her husband Rev Dr Webster of Front Royal, Va to Presbytery this week.

Miss Grace Wenner has returned home from a visit to Baltimore, Martinsburg, Paw Paw and other eastern points.

Dr Clay Leps, of Fairmont, has been spending the past week here with some home folks and nursing a troublesome carbuncle on his arm.

Rev Richardson, of the United Brethren Church, spent Tuesday in Keyser, visiting some of the members of his flock who have moved here.

Earl Rogers, one of the efficient clerks at the Racket store, who have been off duty the past two weeks nursing a case of mumps is reported improving.

Among the delegates here attending Presbytery are M W Gamble, of Moorefield, A A Wood, of Lost River, and Gold Miller, of near Martinsburg.

Mrs David Wilt, of Blaine, came down yesterday to accompany her sister, Miss May Michael, to Romney today to attend the Round Table.

Mrs H S Pulliam left on No 12 last night for New Jersey and other eastern points. She will be gone about 3 weeks, and will bring Master Harold Loughlin back with her from Bayonne.

It is a great source of sorrow to Rev Dr A M Cackley’s many friends in this section that the news from his bedside is so discouraging. He remains extremely low with no reason to hope for his recovery.

Mrs A A Welton, of Williamsport, has been attending the Presbytery here this week. She is stopping with Mrs Aaron Welton, at Piedmont, Mr Welton brought her down Tuesday, returning home Wednesday.

Miss Maude Rice, of Keyser, spent yesterday here shopping.

H L Arnold, cashier of the First National Bank at Keyser was in the city yesterday on business.

T T Huffman of Keyser was in the city yesterday.

C J Webb, of Altoona Pa, is spending the week here on business.

Surveyor D G Martin, of Antioch, was in town yesterday on his way to Ridgely to survey some lots for J T Vandergrift. Mr Martin showed us a copy of the first paper gotten out after the flood at his old home. Hamilton, Ohio, that was badly flood swept. The issue was printed on brown wrapping paper 12x22 inches, and was a joint issue ob the two papers there, the Democrat and News.

Childs sandals and Oxfords 35c to $1. Misses’ sandals and Oxfords 75c to $1.25. Ladies’ Sandals and Oxfords $1 to $3.50. Don’t think of buying a pair of shoes until you see the style and quality at I M Long’s.

To Carry The Mails

Last week a post office inspector went over the line at the Twin Mountain and Potomac railroad., and it is given out that he will make the following recommendations:

That this road carry all mails for the whole line of the railroad including Burlington, Barkville, and Twin Mountain. That the Ridgeville mail go to a new office on a line of the railroad to be established at Liller’s. That a star route go from there to Falls in Grant County. Furhter, that mails for Petersburg be handles by a star route by Williamsport to Petersburg.

This will likely mean the continuance of the star route from Burlington to Williamsport.

Lawn, Grass seed–something fine, at Frye & Son’s.


Full line of new spring oxfords at D Long and Son’s.

C W Shelly, the architect and contractor, has opened an office in the law building.

Mrs Belle Babb, of Wiliamsport, had about a dozen lambs killed by dogs Friday night.

The Calendar Coterie were very pleasantly entertained yesterday afternoon by Mrs J D Gelwicks at her home.

Geo W Mullin who works in the pin mill at Twin Mountain, had all the fingers on his left hand cut off a few days ago by a lathe.

Scott Stotler, is arranging to build a large building on Mineral St, to be used as a restaurant. He bought the lot of W A Liller.

An effort is being made by Congressman Brown to have C R Beardsley, of Springfield, admitted to the Soldiers Home at Marion, Ind.

I M Long has just received forty dozen mens fine shirts, great value at $1.00 each, but for ten days you can have your choice at 47c each. Not over one dozen sold to any one person.

The many friends of Mrs Dr L L Edgell gave her a genuine surprise last Friday night at her house, with a handkerchief shower, it being her wedding anniversary.

The Southern Methodists are contemplating selling a piece of ground off their parsonage lot. The proceeds go to the erection of the new church which they intend to build in the near future.

Oh, pshaw. What’s the use growling? Why don’t you buy your groceries at L C McDonald’s get the best and save money?

The old mud house on the corner of center and east streets is being torn down to give room for W I Knott’s handsome residence. This old house was built soon after the war by the late Jesse Cunningham and was one of the landmarks in Keyser.

The new goods at D Long and Son’s are catching the trade. Don’t miss seeing them.

Michael J Rooney, a B&O employee, who has not been here very long. While out looking around last Friday night, fell through the bridge at McCoole and severely injured himself. He was taken to the hospital and no bones were found to be fractured and he will be alright again soon.

Delightful Music

Isles’ Saxophone Orchestra, of Keyser, went to Piedmont last Tuesday night to play the dramatic cue music accompanying the moving picture production of The Prisoner of Zenda, and scored a decided hit. The same offering was repeated at Music Hall here Wednesday night and Mr Carskadon has heard many congratniatory remarks praising the orchestra for its excellent support to the picture.


Va and W Va landed in the first batch of post office nominations which President Wilson sent to the Senate today. P W Pugh was nominated for postmaster at Broadway, Rockingham county, Va and J Garland Hurst was named for postmaster at Harper’s Ferry.

Winchester Presbytery

The regular spring session of the Winchester Presbytery convened on Tuesday April 15th at 8pm and opened with a sermon by Rev Alfred Jones the retiring moderator, on 2nd Cor 4 7-12.

Roll call showed 16 ministers and 13 elders present. Rev A H Clark, of Davis, was elected moderator and Rev’s C D Gilkeson and H M Moffett as temporary clerks.

Second day, Wednesday Devotional services conducted by Rev J C Siler, Sermon by Rev Dr W J Webster, Rev M A Ray was received from Fayettesville Presbytery N C and the call from the Piedmont church was accepted by him, and arrangements made for his installation. Rev S H Jewell of Baltimore Pres was invited to sit with Pres.

Afternoon: Mr Isaac Kuykendall was examined as a candidate for licensure and sustained. Mr J E Allen, of Davis and Elkins College, made an address along educational lines.

The sermon at night was preached by Rev C D Gilkeson.

Third Day: Conference on Evangelistic work of Presbytery, led by Rev C D Gilkeson chairman of H M Com.

Rev A D Sutherland, of Washington City Pres., now working at Berkeley Springs was invited to sit as corresponding member.

Passing a satisfactory examination, Mr Sutherland was granted permission to labor in the Berkeley Springs field.

Davis was elected as the place for the fall session of presbytery.

At 11o’clock, a public meeting was held to hear and consider report of the committee on Foreign Missions. Rev Isaac Kuykendall delivered an interesting address on conditions and experiences in China. He has spent seven years in China under control of the missionary Alliance. The missionaries there urged him to return home and secure ordination and return to China. So he has studied at U T Seminary, and this Presbytery will ordain and return him.

Presbytery will probably close today. Balance of proceedings next week.

Circuit Court

Circuit Court convened Tuesday with Judge Reynolds presiding. The following persons composed the grand jury: Floyd Knight, foreman, V F Alkire, John N Barrick, J T Crawford, Thos. W Cooke, D W Idleman, A V Kiser, I M Long, L J Mott, C T Neff, Alfred Ridgeley, Jos Rogers, Jas. E Sheetz, Chas. K Wilson, J G Koelz, and J D Gelwicks. The jury reported Wednesday morning and was discharged.

So far the court has transacted very little business. A few persons were naturalized among them, L Whipple, the baker, of this place.

The jury returned indictments against the following, all for misdemeanors: Herbert Smith, Joe Carey (2), Wm Welch, Ed Mullin (2), C W Minnear (5), Jas. Moomau, Zimri Bailey, John Doe, Joe Lamont, Sam Johnson.

In this case of Allamong vs Dixon; suit for damages caused by an automobile scaring a horse, etc. the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

First M E Church
Davis St.

Sunday, April 20, 1913
9:30am–Sunday school
9:45am–Men’s bible class
11:00am–Sermon by the pastor
7:15pm–Epworth League
8:00pm–Sermon by the pastor
Subject: "The Other Little Boat"
The public is invited to attend all of these services.
Franck H Havenner, Pastor
Friday evening of this week April 18th at 8:00pm the W F M S will meet in the lecture room.
Address by the Rev A O Price.

All the women of the church are invited to attend.


To whom it may concern:

Notice is hereby given that L O Davis, residence of Keyser W Va, occupation, policeman of W M RR, will make application to the Circuit Court, of Mineral county, W Va, on April 28th 1913, for license to carry a revolver.

April 18, 1913.
L O Davis

Judgement Reversed

Last Tuesday in the state supreme court, among the cases decided was the following:

"Opinion by Judge Miller: County court vs Town of Piedmont, from Mineral county. Judgement reversed and entered here."


One year ago Monday, between midnight and dawn, April 14, 1912, the "Largest and finest steamship ever built" went down with 1,503 souls. Of all the large company that sailed so merrily from Southampton on the Titanic only 703 were saved. Save those rescued by the Carpathia, not a single survivor was picked up and many of the bodies of the drowned never have been found.

Dissolution Notice

Notice is hereby given that the firm of F H Lease & Bros have this day been mutually dissolved; the interest in said co partnership, of said Frank H Lease has been purchased by Wade Lease, and the property of the firm now belongs to the remaining partners thereof.

All outstanding obligations of the firm will be discharged by them.

F H Lease
Wade Lease
Gipson Lease
M E Lease
S J Lease


My farm in New Creek Valley 3 ½ miles south of Keyser. Contains 175 acres, lays well and well watered, adapted to farming, trucking and fruit. Has on it orchard of 4,000 peach and apple trees one to three years old. Will sell all or part to suit purchaser. Call or address.

W W Leatherman, Keyser W Va.


Will take what chestnut, oak bark you have. Any amount. At highest market price.

H S Thompson ,Keyser W Va.


Beginning at 2 o’clock pm at " Oak Lawn Farm" 3 miles south of Keyser. I will sell the following:

4 Durham cows with calves by their sides; 3 good yearling steers, 1 yearling Clydesdale Canadian colt, 8 to 10 tons of hay in barn.

TERMS–A credit of 6 months will be allowed, purchaser to get note with approved security payable at the First National Bank of Keyser. A discount of 3 percent will be allowed for cash on day of sale.

The above terms must be complied with before property is removed.

J W Leatherman
Martinsburg W Va

The tribune is only $1 a year.