March 9, 1882, near Romney, after a protracted illness, FORMAN INSKEEP, in the 78th year of his age.


  Settles: - the B&O Railroad Co, settled up their tax account with our Sheriff this week, paying the full amount of assessment, as mentioned in our last issue.

  Eye Hurt - Col. McCoole, of this place, had an eye badly cut on Tues by a flying chip, while at the saw mill up the creek. The injury though painful, is not serious, we are glad to state.

  Damages - A compromise has been effected between the B&O Railroad, Co, and Mr Rector, of Aurora, whose daughter was killed in the disaster at Thornton. The company will pay$8.00 damages.

  A Good Showing - In his report to Conference, Presiding Elder Widerman of the Cumberland district, shows that the average deficiency in salaries has been reduced from 33 to 19 per cent, and an average advance of nearly 50 per cent, made on all benevolent collections.

  Hedges Heirs Estate - The Cumberland News of Wed, contains a lengthy article in regard to the above fortune, in which it is stated the amount now lying in the bank of England belonging to the Hedges heirs in America is $250,000,000 and constantly increasing. The latest circular in regard to the matter concludes as follows:
  "With such a claim as that of the Hedges family there can hardly be any difficulty in getting the best legal advice and it may therefore be expected that they will have the proceedings OF the Lord Chancellor with regard to their fund looked into. A discussion of the origin and present extent of his jurisdiction over the vaults of the Bank of England in light lead to some curious revelations. If he won't distribute the money, what does he mean to do with it? If he thinks he can use it to pay the national debt, and intends to "cover it into the Treasury" for that purpose, it is the time the fact should be known in this country. If his proceeding are fair and above board, why is it that all this wealth continually accumulates and no distribution is ever effected? Why is it too, that all his decisions about the American claims are secret, and never get in the reports? the bank must now have thousands of millions of unclaimed property, which his indecision and vacillation and secrecy tie up. the bank does not want it, and the heirs are waiting for it; the old jurist is always at work on the cases, and still we seem to be as far off from the end as ever."

  C E Brant will have a full line of millinery goods early in next month.

  Gone to Wheeling - Chas. Miers and George Anderson, of Keyser, and John Rinehart of Frankfort district, went to Wheeling last Tues to attend the US District court now in session there. They were summoned as jurors.

  The Grand Lodge of the knights of Honer of the State of W Va will hold its annual session at Parkersburg on Tues and Wed March 21st and 22nd. Keyser sends Col W T Head, and Piedmont O H Bruce, as delegates.

  Held For Forgery - Josiah Harding was before Justice Go(?n/u/a)der, Mon, charged with forging the name of H G Davis to a check for $100, which he endeavored to negotiate at several business places in Oakland. he was committed to jail in default of $200 bail for his appearance at May Court. - Oakland Republican

  Birthday Party - On Sat of last week, a company of Misses collected at the residence of Freeman Borst, of this place, to participate in the celebration of the ninth anniversary of the birth-day of their little daughter, Cora Lee. Besides the little folks, there were several larger ones present, attracted, of course, by the savor of expected sweet-meats. We are informed the viands were excellent and in attendance, and everything passed off pleasantly.

  Pardoned - Gov Jackson, on Wed, transmitted to the Senate a list of persons pardoned by him, with their offenses and the reasons for the elemency, among which we notice the following:
  Nicholas Cook, sentenced to four years for grand larceny, Pendleton Co, pardoned on account of consumption.
  George Davis, convicted of house breaking, Grant County, Pardoned, after partial service, on account of failing health.
  Edward P Kelsor, convicted of resisting officers, Hampshire Co. this case resulted in a flue, which was remitted.

  Personal - D T Greenwade has been appointed Express Agent of the B&O Railroad Co, at Parkersburg. We congratulate Tom on securing a berth to which his qualifications so happily fit him.

  Rev W E Woolf and wife returned to Keyser on Wed.
  G T Gosorn, or the Government Printing office, Washington DC, spent some time in Keyser this week.

  C W Wheeler has opened his store on Main Street.

  Rev Leslie H Davis smiled upon our on Wed. Mr Davis closed his school last week and will return to the West before long. He preached at Rees Chapel last Sun.

  Conference Appointments - The conference of the M E church South, which met in Frederickburg, Va, on the 8th, adjourned on Tues. The following are the appointments made for Moorefield District, of which W G Hammond is Presiding Elder: Moorefield, S S Ferguson, J Beatty, supernumerary; Petersburg, J M Hawley; Franklin, L B Markwood; Circleville, S F Peutt; Crab Bottom, C L Cerreyson; Monterey, C A Joyce; Keyser, W E Woolfe; North Branch, to be supplied; Piedmont, J F Baggs; Frostburg, A M Cockley; Listonburg, to be supplied; Flintstone, L G Martin; South Branch, W Hammond; Springfield, L Butt and A J Pietsch; Hardy, to be supplied; North River, A B Bine; Morgan, to be supplied.
  NOTES: J R Andrew goes to Baltimore; P B Smith to Falls Church Va; S W Haddwaya, Loudon; J S Hutchison, Fredericksburg; J Landstreet, Martinsburg; C O Homan, Shenandoah; J H Zimmerman, P E Roanoke District; Lewisburg, E G Vandiver. R E Smithson goes to Staunton.
  The Baltimore conference (M E Church) appointments for the Cumberland District, are as follows:
  G W Ho(?ulm), P E - Cumberland, C W Baldwin and D W Miller, Barton W C Griffith, Berkeley Springs R F Bishop, Bloomington J R Pardew, Bunker Hill Thomas Wood and L E Morgan, Ellerslie James McLaren, Flintstone D A Foard, Frostburg Circuit Reuben Kolb, Grant and Hartmansville S S Wilson, T R Marsh, Hancock W R Gwinn, C L Kennard, Hedgesville Solomon German, Keyser G ? Maydewell, Lonaconing J D Still, Martinsburg G V Leach, Mt Savage Page Milburn, Pendleton to be Supplied, Piedmont J H M Lemon, Rawlings F G Porter, Romney H P West, Shepherdstown C O Cook, Union Grove C T Weed, Winchester H S Grance.
  NOTES - J P Wilson goes to Baltimore, H McNemar, Aberdeen; J J Largent, Liberty; J N Davis, Hereferd; L T Wilderman, N Baltimore.

  Scraps - T W Carroll, lost a valuable cow on Sat last. Its sudden death could not be satisfactorily accounted for.

  Grove & Coffroth, have moved their merchant tailoring establishment into the store room recently occupied by G W Simmons.

  The tinware & c. of G W Simmons, which was sold on Mon at Trustee's sale, was purchased by his mother who lives in Piedmont.

  Keyser was lighted by electricity on Wed night, and no thanks to Edison, either.

  Call on A P Ritzell or J B Rees and see the now patent cycle-knife cutting-box manufactured in Keyser, the cheapest and most durable in the market.

  Although Frye & Stump are kept very busy waiting on their numerous customers, they are wiling that all should share alike in securing their cheap goods, and never turn any away until they have been served.

  A Strike - The miners in the Cumberland coal region having been notified of a reduction in wages to take place on the 15th inst., inaugurated a general strike on the 14th, and have quit work at all the mines.
  At a secret meeting of delegates of the Knights of Labor held at Frostburg on Mon, the following notice was ordered to be printed and posted in different mines:
  "Whereas we, the employees of the mining companies, having been notified of a change in the rates of mining and other labor; and whereas we are not willing to accept the proposition offered, therefore be it
  "Resolved, That we suspend work after Tues, March 14, 1882, and all those whose wages will be affected by the proposed charge will be expected to suspend work."
  Up to the hour of going to press everything is quiet, and neither side making any concessions.



  Wash a fresh liver well, and when quite ready to cook it, cut in long, narrow slices. Dip each in flour highly seasoned with pepper and salt. Melt a tablespoon of good dripping in a saucepan, lay in the liver, the slices fitting neatly to one another, stew with sliced onion and covered entirely with very thin slices of salt pork or bacon. Fit a close top on the saucepan, cook very slowly, never allowing it to bubble, for one hour. The liver should be steamed, not stewed, much less fried. When very tender take it out and lay upon a dish. Ad a tablespoonful of tomato sauce to the gravy, thicken with browned flour wet with water; boil once and pour over the liver.


  Pare and boil the potatoes, and after every trace of the water has evaporated,mash them with your pestle, still in the kettle over the fire; they are naught if not kept hot. Get out every suggestion of a lump, and as you mash put in a generous quantity of fresh butter, and, if you have it, some cream - if not cream, enough milk to make the potato rich and moist. Salt it to taste, and serve fresh and hot piled up and smoothed over in a hot dish with a little black pepper sifted on top. Mashed potato which has stood on the stove for a while before serving is poor stuff. If you want the top brown hold over it a salamander or a very hot stove lid - don't put the dish into the oven, that only makes the contents watery.


  In congestive and inflammatory diseases, the use of hot water thrown by the hand against the eye is recommended by Dr Leartus Connor as the best remedy.
  Two good hearty meals in the day are sufficient for health - one before going to work and the other after work is over; that its, breakfast and supper, or what is the same, late dinner. Some lunch is needed between these meals, but this should be light.
  Hot, heavy suppers taken shortly before going to bed prevent refreshing sleep, and are among the most frequent causes of attacks of indigestion. At the same time, an empty stomach is to be avoided; a few biscuits or something equally light, is all that is required.
  Never use anything but light blankets as a covering for the sick. The heavy, impervious cotton counterpane is bad, for the reason that it keeps the exhalations from the pores of the sick person, while the blanket allows them to pass through. Weak persons are invariably distressed by a great weight of bed-cloths, which often prevents their getting any sound sleep whatever.


  This disease can be cured at once, if taken care of at the beginning. dissolve a teaspoonful of borax in a pint of hot water; let it stand until it becomes tepid, snuff some up the nostrils two or three times during the day, or use the dry powdered borax like snuff, taking a pinch as often as required. At night, have a handkerchief saturated with spirits of camphor; place it near the nostrils, so as to inhale the fumes while sleeping.


  Henry Martin's Adm'r vs Samuel Leatherman, &c., In chancery
  Henry Trout vs Henry martin's Adm'r, In chancery
  Peter Leatherman's Adm'r vs Samuel Leatherman & c., In chancery
  This cause came on to be again heard this 18th day of Nov, 1879, and it being suggested to the court that T R Carskadon special Receiver hertofore appointed in this cause to collect the money loaned out by William Vance, late Receiver of the Circuit Court of Hampshire Co, under an order made in the first of the above named cases to Jacob H Myers, has collected the sum of $600, with interest theron from the 23rd day of Nov, 1878, from the estate of Jacob H Myers, deceased. the court doth adjudge order and decree that this cause be referred to Orlando Shay, one of the commissioners of this court, who is directed to ascertain what amount of money has been collected by said T R Carskadon, as such special Receiver, and also what debts still remain unpaid, against the estate of said Henry martin, deceased, and the amount of said money which will be required to pay such debts, and to whom the balance, and the amount of such balance, so received by said special receiver shall be paid......... ORLANDO SHAY, Commissioner

COMMISSIONER'S SALE OF Valuable Land in Mineral County W Va, opposite Cumberland Md.
  By virtue of a decree of the Court of Mineral County, W Va, entered in the chancery cause of W F Lippett and others vs Henry Shriver and others, on the 26th day of Nov, 1881, the undersigned special commissioner, will on Sat, the 25th day of March, 1882, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon on the premises, sell at public auction to the highest bidder all that portion of what is known as the Mary Hoye Land lying in Mineral County, W Va, on the Potomac river, just above the city of Cumberland Md, which was allotted to the heirs of Judge Thomas Perry, deceased in a partition of said lands made by F R Seymour, John C Brady and James Parsons, commissioners, in the chancery of George C Perry and others vs Robert Mt Perry and other, lately pending in the County Court of Mineral County, W Va, said portion allotted to the heirs of Judge Thomas Perry, being part No 9 as designated in the Report of said commissioner, and contains 41 acres of Upland and 33 acres of Mountain land.

  By virtue of the power contained in a mortgage from henry Miltenberger and wife to George D*erner, hearing date on the 6th day of Jan, 1881, and recorded in Deed Book 8, pages 479 & 480,....This tract of land contains about eleven hundred acres, the greater portion of which is good timber land, bark & c., and lies about six miles from Cumberland Md, in Mineral County, W Va, on the road leading from Cumberland to Romney.
  the land is improved by a dwelling House and portable Saw Mill. C E WIDENER, Trustee


Office - No 14 North Liberty St
Cumberland Md
Particular attention to treatment of diseases peculiar to women.


J P ENTLER, Proprietor


A REED, Proprietor


  Having the agency for Mineral and adjoining counties, I am prepared to furnish on short notice, Traction Engines, Boilers, Saw Mills and Machinery of All Kinds form the Geiser Manufacturing Co.
S J SPRITE, Ridgeville W VA

  I am authorized to sell, privately before April 18, the nice Brick Residence of Misses Julia A and Grace N Bruce, on the hill, near south end of Main St, in Keyser. The house contains 6 large rooms and a kitchen, wide halls above and below, and other conveniences. GEO E PRICE, Keyser W Va