July 18, 1913

July 16, 1913

Mrs Amanda Dunn and daughter, Miss Etta, are visiting relatives at Grafton.

Mrs Thos . Keyser and Cumberland, are visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs M H Hawkins.

Mr VE Thompson and son, Taylor, of Frost, KY, are spending a few weeks in this neighborhood.

Mr and Mrs C H Carvey and children, of Braddock, Pa, are visiting Mrs Geo S Carvey of this place.

Miss Adda Kettlewell returned to her home at McMechen W Va, spent a few days last week with Mrs Lena Marker, of this place.

Mr and Mrs Wm Durben and children, of Hundred, W Va, spent a few days last week with Mrs Lena Marker of this place.

Miss Louise Hagans, of Morgantown, is spending a few weeks with her sister, Mrs Percival Lantz.

Mrs Hannah Wagoner, of Upper Tract, is visiting her daughter, Mrs Wm Daniels.

Mr Editor: The citizens of Frankfort district would like to know what benefit they are deriving from their taxes. We are supposed to have a stock law, yet horses and cattle run the streets of this village day and night and we have no officers to enforce the law. Automobiles run through the streets at the rate of 25 and 30 miles an hour, making it dangerous for children to cross the streets, yet we have no officers to enforce the laws, and some of our roads are in very bad condition, being full of mud holes, deep brakers and washed out places, and very little work is being done on them. We have heard a good many of our citizens say they would like to receive some benefit from the taxes they are compelled to pay.


Mrs W W White and Miss Mary Mason were delegates from the Elk Garden Sunday School to the S S Convention at Burlington. They were well pleased with the convention and Burlington hospitality.

Supt. H H Harrison moved his household goods to Weaver last Saturday where he has charge of the mining interests.

Bartley Kilroy, an employee in E M Norman & Co store, has returned to work after enjoying a well earned vacation.

The Board of Ed. Decided to continue district supervision, and also to purchase and furnish such text books that may be needed in schools. See Sec. 35 and 36 of the school law. Mr L O Taylor of Lewis county has been appointed principal of the Elk Garden school. A school building will be erected at Gleason. The Gleason Coal & Coke Co has furnished a building and the fuel for two years free from all expense for school purposes. New buildings are being built this summer. An addition will be built to the Oakmont school building. A large number of dwellings have been erected at Oakmont recently. The board has held two meetings in July, the 7th and the 15th.

Mrs David Stewart and children, of Ridgeley, are visiting Mr Thomas Miller this week.

Rev L C Messick is attending Bible Institute at Edinburg, Va, this week.

We have had an abundance of rain recently, enough and to spare.

A post card from Mrs Minnie Parsons, nee Kinkead, announced her safe arrival at her new home at British Columbia. Mr Parsons has work there in carpentry and his family has joined him. They lived at Parsons at Tucker county. Mrs Parsons refers to the magnificent scenery of the Rocky Mountains on her trip.

Mr R Marsh Dean was surprised last Friday evening by his wife and some friends. It was the occasion of his birthday and he was treated to a hard time party. The heads of families only were invited and they came cut loose from all encumbrances. Those present were, Dr P S Keim, Rev's W W White and L C Messick, Mayor Wm H Kight, Geo R Branner, James Norman, H H Harrison, Robert Grant, John Davis, Thos. Bennear, Walter H and D C Arnold. Supt. H H Harrison found the most objects on a cent, and Rev Messick guessed the nearest to the number of beans in a jar. But Messrs. Branner and Norman took the premium on original, cut and dried, pickled and twisted quirks. D C Arnold was toastmaster at the hard time supper and there was toasting and roasting. Too soon the midnight hour arrived and with many good wishes the guests retired.

Isaac Hartman who has the typhoid fever was taken to the Western Maryland hospital at Cumberland last Monday, by Dr P S Keim.

John, the infant son of Elijah and Emma Baldwin, of Kitzmiller, Md, died July 10, 1913, aged 11 months and 21 days. Interment at Nethkenville, and funeral sermon by L C Messick.

Miss Minerva Spangler, Mrs Schrader and Mrs Dunlap, of Ridgeley, were guests at Mr Rufus Heffner's family the past week.

Miss Anna Spangler, of Ridgeley, Mrs Margaret Hetrick, of Belington, Misses Agnes and Elenor Patton, of Keyser, and Miss Marguerite Matthews, of Emoryville, have been guests of Mr Harry Foreman's family within the last week.

Miss Mary Wilson and Robert Wilson, of Westernport, were the guests of Engineer Smith's family last Sunday.

Miss Isabell Schell, of Beryl, is the guest of the same family.

Miss Amy Foreman is visiting friends in Wabash.



Mr and Mrs Frank Breinig of Cumberland were visiting relatives here last week.

Mrs Howe of Springfield, O, and Mrs Nessteroote of Fay, W Va were among relatives here last week.

Mrs Effie Cheshire spent several days in Keyser and Cumberland week before last.

Mrs A O Whipp returned from a visit in Keyser and Cumberland week before last.

Mr J H Parker was in Cumberland Friday.

Miss Florence Cheshire was visiting Misses Ludwick last week.

Mr E J Allen of Petersburg was called here last week by the illness of her father who is in a very critical condition.

Mrs Hannah Breinig returned to Old Fields Saturday.

Mrs B T Racey of Romney was among relatives Friday and Saturday.

Mr James Stakem of Midland was a business visitor here first of the week.

Mr Robert Walton of Cumberland was among friends Saturday and Sunday.

Mr and Mrs G R Parker was visited by the stork and left a daughter.

The ladies of the Trinity church will hold an ice cream festival near Junction Saturday evening, July 26. Proceeds for repairing the church. All are cordially invited.



July 13-14-The Fourth was very warm here, but the people seemed to enjoy the day well.

C D Brown and family of Keyser spent the day here among friends and relatives.

Wright Tephabock and family, of Keyser, and Page Entler and wife ( Formerly Miss Grace Tephabock) came here to spend the 4th.

Earl Duling and wife of Junior, arrived here in time for part of the days sport.

Laureldale baseball team crossed bats with the B&O. locals of Keyser and played the best game that was ever played on the Laureldale diamond. The score was 2 to 1 in favor of the home team. C D Brown umpired the game which was a very interesting and quiet one.

Miss Lucy Streets of Luke, Md, spent the 4th at the home of her father.

Fruit is very scarce here on account of the heavy frost earlier in the season.

All are well at this writing to the best of our knowledge. J N


Mr Ray Kephart spent the 4th at Parsons, returning Sunday evening accompanied by his wife.

Mr Bernard Young of Cumberland, spent Sunday with his uncle, Mr J M Fisher.

Miss Maggie Harris spent Sunday in Keyser.

Mr Fred Schram, wife and two sons, Lewis and Johnie, Mrs Anna Kolkhorst and daughter Miss Anna and Mrs Homer Moran spent Thursday evening with J C Kephart and family Mr Fred Schram and family spent Saturday and Sunday also.

H B Carlton came home from Barkville on Friday, returning Sunday evening.

A picnic party consisting of Mr Walter Kephart and sister, Miss Esther, Mr Warren Kolkhorst, Mr Lawrence Kolkhorst and sister, Miss Anna, Miss Minnie Bright and Homer Carlton spent the fourth on old historic Pattersons Creek.

We are having a whooping time in our community at present. Several have the whooping cough, among them are Miss Helen Fisher and little Miss Broka Hood. Our professional ball player Luther Kephart has a severe cough also, but we sincerely hope it will not develop into anything dangerous.

Miss May Purdy visited in Keyser from Thursday to Sunday.

Quite a few people attended the festival at the Reservoir on last Saturday night, all report a good time.

Miss Irene Purdy was home last Wednesday.

Mr J C Kephart and J M Fisher Bro, our progressive fruit growers, have been obliged to work both early and late in order to harvest this raspberry crop.

Little Miss Broka Hood has been quite sick for some few days past.

H B Carlton spent Sunday with his family.

Mrs B V Hood wife and family of Aesta Pa, were calling on Mr C H Hood last Tuesday.

Mr Ray Kephart, wife and sister Esther attended the festival at Duling last Saturday night.

Mr Humbert Malone is putting new scales for the T M & P RR at Keyser.

Homer Carlton and brother Clarance, Walter Kephart and Warren Kolkhorst spent Sunday in Burlington.

Mrs Polly Harrison is visiting Mr J M Fisher and family.

Miss May Purdy was in Keyser Tuesday.


Capt. C S White, at a luncheon at his home here, on last Tuesday, announced the engagement of his daughter, Miss Bessie to Mr Benjamin Chew Howard, of No 918 N Charles street, Baltimore, Md.

The big tarpon caught by F C Turley in the Gulf of Mexico on his recent visit to eastern Texas, after being mounted, arrived here Friday and was on exhibition in the post office window. It was a whopper.

Mrs W C Parker caught a carrier pigeon that alighted on his porch last Tuesday that had a band on one of its legs inscribed, " US 78655 J." The bird was liberated Tuesday afternoon this season.

H G Houser, who had not been fishing for 15 years decided to try his luck last Tuesday. He fished at the river bridge and landed a bass that weighed 4 pounds and 2 ounces-the biggest bass caught here abouts this season.

Miss Edna Wirgman is spending several days in Cumberland.

Mrs D G Marshall was visiting relatives in Petersburg last week.

Mrs Cook, of Ben Avon, Pa, spent several days here last week with her brother, J S Waddle.

Rev Jacob Brittingham of Wheeling spent last week with Rev G A Gibbons at the Rectory here.

Burr Brady left last Friday for Baltimore to enter Mercy Hospital to be operated on for appendicitis. He was accompanied by Dr Jas Guthrie.

Miss Alice Parsons, of Wappocomo, and Miss Kitty Washington, of Ridgedale, spent several days last week with Dr I P Canfield of Forks of Capon.

W C Levings and bride, nee Miss Florence Harmison, returned from their wedding trip Friday night, and were shortly after greeted with the usual serenade awaiting all newly wedded couples.

J M Offutt and wife, Miss Edna and Hobert are visiting friends in Loudon county, Va, this week. Mrs Offutt was born there about 40 years ago and has only been back once before this. This is their first long trip in their car.

Harry Mc Donald son of our countryman T H McDonald, who has been in the employ of the Big Four RR at Springfield, Ohio, for nearly three years, has been transferred to a better position with the same company and is now located in North Dakota.


Dr and Mrs Frank Irons of Winter Haven, Fl, with their daughters, Sue and Nancy, are the guests of Mrs Iron's mother, Mrs Sue Washington.

Mr and Mrs J W Thompson of Three Churches spent several days last week with their daughter, Mrs J M Pue.

Miss Maggie Guthrie is visiting friends in Keyser and Cumberland.

Billy and Ben Shannon, of Frostburg, are here for a few days.

Mrs Gilmore and children, of Johnstown. Pa, who have been guests at the home of W A Shannon, left Friday to visit Mrs John Martin at Harpers Ferry. They were accompanied by Mrs Shannon.

Mrs Sue Paxton, of Morrisville, Va, is visiting her old friends in Springfield.

Mrs Fred Vogt, of Washington, arrived Sunday to spend some time with Miss Kate French.

Mrs Albert Hiett and children, of Monssen, Pa, are at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Brooke Taylor.


Martinsburg-Judge Thomas J Kearns, member of the Berkeley county court and for many years a prominent business man of this city died at his home here aged 67 years. Death was due to cancer of the throat. Judge Kearns was a native of Franklin county, Pennsylvania, and during the Civil war served in the 72nd infantry. He removed to Berkeley county years ago, and had since been engage extensively as dealer in lumber. He had for years been an active figure in Republican politics in this section, but never held an office until elected to the county court nearly five years ago.

Charleston-Mrs Maude Estep today brought suit for $10,000 against the Chesapeake and the Ohio RR, the Paint Creek Collieries Co, the Imperial Coal Co, the Christian Collieries Co and the Quin Morton, a coal operator. Mrs Estep seeks to recover damaged for the death of her husband, Frances Estep, who was killed by shots from an armored train during the strike riots in the Paint and Cabin Creek section last February.

Edward Dodd, aged 23 years, a machinist at the Western Maryland RR shops at Elkins W Va, was drowned in the Tygarts Valley river yesterday while attempting to swim the stream on a wager.

Grafton-A few minutes after Mrs Carrie Murphy, aged 23, had leaped from the railroad bridge into the Tygarts Valley river, with evident suicidal intent, 15 year old Clair Bee saw the floating woman plunged into the river and brought her to the shore. She was revived with difficulty.

Wheeling-Hon Arnold Scherr, one of the receivers of the National Telephone corporation, has asked Judge Dayton to relieve him of further service in that capacity and he will be given an answer early next week, it is thought. Mr Scherr anticipates that the receivership will be terminated, anyhow, along about the first of next month, and if his request is granted, at this time, he will leave immediately for Virginia, to give attention to some large business interests. He and a party of other gentlemen own in the Old Dominion, a tract of land 28,000 acres of orchard and timber land, which also is rich in iron and manganese. It is their purpose it seems to develop property.

Charleston-Whether or not James S Lakin can serve as a member of the public service commission under the law, is a question which was discussed today at the Capitol. Lakin was appointed to the Board of Control for the term of six years beginning July 1, 1909. Yesterday Gov. Hatfield transferred him to the public service commission, vice Virgil L Highland resigned, and made him chairman of the new commission. The act of the legislature of 1909 creating the state board of control contains the following provision:

"The members shall give their entire time to the duties of their office in the State during the term of service or for one year there after, or to any position in any State institution during the term for which he was appointed, nor within one year after his term shall have expired."

Two years ago Dr Thomas E Hodges resigned from the Board of Control to become President of the W Va University but waited after a year after resigning before going back on the State payroll.

The new shops take the place of the old Ridgeley shops, built 30 years ago, for the W Va Central Railway, now the W Va division of the Western Maryland. It partly burned down a year ago. The shops include a 30 stall modern roundhouse, complete with the latest appliances for engine repairs.

The latest invention for heating, lighting and ventilating have been installed, including repair shops for light and heavy running repairs, and store rooms for assembling of repair parts.

An electric turntable and mammoth powerhouse, which contains electric light and boiler rooms for the driving of the shops machinery will also be placed in operation. With the placing of the new shops in commission, much of the work done at Elkins on the heavy passenger and freight locomotives for the Connellsville and Elkins end will be taken care of here. Additional machinists, other skilled mechanics and laborers will be employed under the direction of Master Mechanic A H Hodges.-Cumberland News

Huntington-Stanton Conley, ages 18, was instantly killed near Catlettsburg, KY, Monday evening when his head was crushed as he stood in the doorway of a boxcar. The door of the car was shut with great violence when it caught on an obstruction and Conley's life was crushed out.

Charleston-These rulings relative to the issuing of passes by railroad companies were announced today by the public service commission on a petition by the Kanawha & Michigan Railway Co. The commission ruled that attorneys in fact are not employees of the company, drafting a salary and not entitled to passes. On a petition of the Chesapeake & Ohio RR, the commission ruled that Assist. Surgeons are salaried employees of the company and are entitles to passes. On a petition of the Chesapeake and Ohio RR, the baggage transfer agents are not employees and are not entitled to passes. Other rulings relative to passes will be made later.


Mr Raymond Lowry is in Detroit visiting.

Mr Earl Rogers was in Franklin over Sunday.

Mrs Isaac Mills spent Thursday in Cumberland

Miss Catoria Offner is in Fairmont visiting her brother

Mrs R C Caldwell Sr, is ill at her home on Mozelle street

D M Lambden of Brainbridge, Pa, arrived Tuesday afternoon

Mr Edward Creel of Cumberland was in our city this week.

Mr L T Carskadon and son were at Mt Lake Park Thursday

Misses Thelma and Alma Peters are visiting relatives at Cumberland

Mr W E North of New Mexico, is visiting friends in this vicinity

Mr H S Thompson and family left this week for a visit in Indiana

Chief Davis went to Mt Lake Park yesterday to hear Hon W J Bryan

Miss Clara Rogers of Philadelphia is visiting her uncle, C L Everhart

Miss Clara Renshaw spent Wednesday evening with friends in Keyser

Mrs C P Moore and son Tom left Tuesday night for Bowling Green, Ky.

Mr William Fazenbaker of Cumberland was in the city Wednesday

The Misses Buckner of Rowlesburg, are visiting their aunt, Mrs Golden

Mrs Fannie Davis of Cumberland is visiting her daughter, Mrs Dr Gaston.

Miss Esther Nell of Millersburg, is the guest of Rev and Mrs M H Keen

Mrs John McGahan has gone to Chicago. She will make her a home with her two sons.

Misses Minnie and Catherine Davis, of Orchard Street, were in Frostburg Sunday

Mrs William King of Cumberland, returned to her home after a visit in Keyser

Mrs A I Bier of the Delicatessen Hotel has gone to Washington for a short visit

Miss Hilda Harrison of Bemis is visiting her grandfather T B Rogers Piedmont street

Mr D G Martin of Antioch was in the city Wednesday and made us a pleasant call

Mr William Adams of Rees Mill was in the city Sunday accompanied by Miss Lena Bond

Misses Florence and Reva Githens returned this week from a visit to relatives in Montana

Mrs F O Bailey and family, who have been visiting in Pittsburgh returned home this week

Mrs Newton Parker and daughter, of Lincoln, Neb, are guests of Mr and Mrs Geo Parsons

Mrs Charles Berry of Baltimore, who has been visiting at Mr Kimmel's has returned to her home.

Prof J C Sanders and family went this morning to Morgantown, where they will make an extended visit.

Messrs Charles and Jack Wilson of Burlington were here Sunday to attend the funeral of the last N J Crooks

Miss Mary Campbell of Baltimore and Miss Sarah Somerville of Cumberland, are guests of Mrs Thomas Jackson

Mrs Joseph Howell has returned from Independence where she has been with her mother who is quite ill.

Mr P Vincent Doyle of Thomas, was in this city Saturday on business. He has charge of the printing office at Thomas.

Mrs W C Burkhiser, after spending several days here with daughter and sister, has returned to her home at Connellsville.

Mr and Mrs Edgar Zimmerman of Baltimore are spending a week with the latters sister, Mrs Harry Leps of Stone Cliffe.

Mr J F Poland of Cumberland representing the A A Roeder Marble and Granite Co made us a pleasant call on Thursday of this week

Postmaster F C Rollman of Elk Garden called to see us one day this week. He was here in connection with work pertaining to the orphanage, which will be established in Burlington.

Miss May Davis the popular assistant in the Clerk of Court's office, took a short vacation recently, visiting friends in Blaine from Friday of last week to Tuesday of this week

Hon Tasker G Lownes and Atty. D Warren H Reynolds, were here Tuesday evening attending to legal matters involving a suit in Randolph county.

Mr and Mrs Charles Montgomery who have been visiting at Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Atlantic City stopped over night with their uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs B R Sollars on Mozelle street last Saturday night on their way to their home at Whorton.

Mr Ney Smith of Blaine is on our streets this week

Mr Pope Jordan of Bayard was at home over Sunday

Mr Ray Fuller was in Cumberland Monday on business

Mr and Mrs Robert Yost are visiting in Hampshire county.

Miss Beulah Burke has returned from a visit to Cumberland

Mrs Marcus Wagoner has returned from a Cumberland visit

Mrs W C Pollock was a Cumberland visitor Wednesday

Mrs H C Hollen and children are visiting her parents at Gilmore

Mr and Mrs I P Carskadon of Headsville were in our city Tuesday

Mrs John Linthicum of Romney, has been visiting her parents here

Dr Letitie Frantz of Lancaster Pa, is the guest of Mr J C Watson

Mr and Mrs Boyd Linthicum were in Baltimore a few days last week

Miss Harriett Garber of Virginia is visiting Miss Lucille Hammond

Mrs John Murphy and children are visiting her parents at Cumberland

Miss Martha Watson of Maplewood Farm , is the guest of Mrs J C Watson.

Mrs C C Clevenger and family spent the day at Ridgeley with her sister

Mr and Mrs Leslie George of Brunswick, are visiting Mr and Mrs Marshall Virts

Mrs W P Cahill and son of New Castle, Pa, are the guests of Mrs M H Cahill

Mr Henry Hoffman, of Thomas, was calling upon his many friends here Tuesday

Mrs Grace Taylor who has been away visiting relatives returned home this week

Miss Pauline Wilson who has been visiting at Flintstone returned home Wednesday

Mr Fred Huffman has returned home after a visit amongst relatives in adjoining counties

Mr Leslie Rawls of the traffic department of the W M RR was in the city on Thursday

Mr and Mrs Elmer Giffin of Rowlesburg, spent Sunday with Mr Frank Giffin, on Ft. Ave.

Mrs H G Fisher came home Tuesday from Pittsburgh where she has been visiting her sister

Mrs Fred Schwinebart and son, Robert, of Elk Garden were visiting friends here Wednesday

Miss Margaret Brown has accepted a position as bookkeeper with Mr C C Arbogast, the plumber

Mrs Emma V Martin of Antioch who has recently undergone a dangerous operation at the hospital, was able to be moved to her home Thursday

William Askey, Edward Day and Paul Douglass all formerly employed in the master mechanic office here, have gone to Chicago, where they will work for the Union Pacific

Jacob Berry of Cumberland was up Thursday to see his brother J T who was badly injured Wednesday by falling on a ragged fence paling while doing his evening work about his home near McCoole.



Joseph Thomas and Bessie Marshall Roberts, both of Frostburg Md

Irvin Stemmits and Mary Martha Porter, both of Ridgeley, W Va

Ellsworth Anderson and Marion Sakeman, both of Martinsburg W Va

Virgil Nix Carrico and Grace Llewellyn Sheetz, both of Keyser, W Va


Married in Cumberland, July 12, 1913, by Rev Balthias at the home of the bride'a aunt, Mrs Harry Cole, Min Llewellyn Sheetz and Mr Virgil Carrico both of Keyser. Mr Carrico is B&O train dispatcher at Keyser.





Jan 15, George Bane to Sarah C Head, $2.50, March 4, John Markwood to Sarah A Pool, $2.50, March 21, Wm Moody to Virginia Beals, $2, May 7, J L Roberts to E J Rotruck, $2, Aug 22, R J Wallace to M C Sharrest, $2, Sept 24, B F Leatherman to E J Palmer, $1.50, Oct 3, Reuben Walburn to Evelin Shores, $2, Oct 8, Alex Kalbaugh to M C Tasker, $2.50, Oct 10, Joseph Moody to Clara Grayson, $2, Oct 22, Caleb Leavens to Sarah E Parker, $2.31 ¼, Nov 20, Seth Mills to Missouri Sharpless, $2, Dec, Adam Hassel to Mary Hass, $2.87 ½, Dec 10, John Rotruck to Eliz Rinker, $1.93 ¼.


Feb 11, Elisha Jinkins to Gilah Dimmit, $2, April 1, Jacob Rotruck to Mary Likins, $2, April 3, Moses T Greenwade to Rhoda M Allen, $5, May 29, Charles Rawlings to N J Rinker, $1, June 4, Peter E Kabrick to J A Bumcrotts, $3, Sept 3, Hiram P Jinkins to Hannah Roberts, $2, Sept 6, Simon Umstot to Kesia Ellifritz, $2, Sept 11, James Rawlings to M S Trenter, $1.50, Sept 23, R B Baxter to Sarah Whip, $1.50, Oct 2, J L Leatherman to Eleanor Parmer, $2, Oct 2, Sam Purnel to Lavina Barnhouse, $2, Oct 28, Wm Earnholt to Priscilla Bosley, $2, Oct 30, John White to Lavina Ravenscraft, $2, Oct 27, Wm H Hull to Sarah Thrush, $2, Dec 4, J T Parmer to N J Leatherman, $2, Dec 25, Caleb Kight to L S Tasker, $3.


Jan 7, Valentine Dayton to Nancy Shrout, $1, Aug 16, Michael Likins to Christina Mills, Aug, Wash. Shillingburg to Caroline Burgess, Aug, Nich. Ravenscraft to Mary Moody, $2, Aug 26, George McCormick to N J Abernathy, $2, Aug 27, John F George to Ann R Martin, $2, Aug 27, John G Brant to M A Ridings, $3, Dec 8, Joseph Michael to Elmira Parris, $2.50.


Jan 20, James Blackburn to Susan E Spencer, $2, Feb 7, Charles G Bower to M C Parsons, $5, Feb 23, Jethro Davis to Emily Parker, $2, Mar 3, James Shirly to Lurana McNemar, $1, March 24, W H Blackburn to Eliza Spencer, $2, July 1, David Kern to M A Leatherman, $4, Sept 24, Job. Shockey to Emily J Ludwick, $2, Oct 6, John Ruckman to Sarah Henline, $2.50, Oct 26, W J Taylor to M A High, $2.50.


Jan 17, J J Likins to Eliz. Moody, $2, Jan 18, Nath G Statton to Aseneth Taylor, $2.50, Jan 19, Wm E Shank to S H Gilbert, $2.50, April 3, J N Buzzard to S A Whiteman, $2, Aug 22, Jesse Fry to Emily Moody, $2, Sept 19, Wm S Flick to Delilah Stagg, $2, Oct 11, Theodore Harrison to N E Dye, $2, Nov 23, Jacob Dawson to Julian Spencer, $2, Dec 20, J S Arnold to J C Riley, $5.


March 29, Wm Culp to M A Bisor, $2, April 16, Jospeh Parker to E J Whiteman, $2, Sept 12, J J Heriott to D E Parker, $2, Nov 22, Asa Hiett to Chas Arnold, $5, Nov 22, Thos S Welch to M A Rawlings, $1, Nov 27, Thornton Elick to H M Stewart, $2, Dec 25, P J Hull to M C Harrison, $2.50.


March 26, John Shoemaker to Eliza Kelley, $2.75, April 24, Sam Urice to M A Stagg, May 8, Henson Kitzmiller to Eliz Stullenbarger, $2, June 3, Hiram Liller to Ruth E McNemar, $3, July 3, Roland Trenter to R C Davis, Sept 11, Abs. Liller to Penelope Fetters, $1.50, Dec 4, Thornton Baily to Mahla Rotruck, $2, Dec 7, Nich. Ghalhouse to Pauline Bosly, $2.


April 30, Wm S Leatherman to H E Kerns, $2.50, July 30, George W Leatherman to M L Whip, $2, Sept 30, B F Harrison to Eliza Hull, $2.


Jan 19, J G Welch to Elenorny Reese, $1.50, March 8, Emanuel Liller to Cath. Bobo, $1.50, April 20, W B Stump to Eliz Sloan, $10, June 23, J D Greenwalt to Aug. McNemar, $2, Sept 23, W, W Kabrick to M C Liller, $3, Nov 18, Pat McCormick to Eliza Flanagan, $5.


Jan 17, George W Woodward to Abigail Arnold, $10, Feb 9, Thos McDowell to M E Rogers, $3.50, Mar 3, John Urice to M A Stagg, $2, April 13, Peter Bauer to M A Poland, $3.50, April 14, T S Welch to V Van Buskirk, $2, July 4, Cornelius Thrush to Amanda Thrush, $2.50, Sept 27, Adam Carnell to H G Kitzmiller, $2.50, Nov 16, Andrew Pancake to A J High, $15, Dec 14, Dan Arnold to Sallie Ludwick, $5, Nov 24, Marcus Mott to Lucretia Harrison, $2.


Aug 6, Thomas Hamilton to Rebecca Duke, $1, Aug 9, Wm O Dawson to Sarah Smith, $2, Aug 23, Singleton Wilburn to Cath Ludwick, Sept 30, Peter McDonald to Rebecca Miller, $5, Dec 13, Peter Greenwalt to Henrietta Boling, $2, Oct 3, James Ryan to Caroline Barrick, $2, Oct 30, Dr M F Wright to Mary Sloan, $10, Dec 19, J W Dye to Nancy Taylor, $1.50.


June 13, George S Martin to Eliz J Roberts, $1.50, Feb 7, Mivert Davis to Lethy A Waxler, $1, Feb 26, Thomas Blackburn to C E Harrison, $2, April 4, Elizah Buckbee to Jenetta Hickle, $2, April 17, Wm Hass to A M High, $5.


June 13, James Fleming to Hannah Blackburn, $5


Jan 28, Wm Likins to Sarah Van Buskirk, $2, Feb 10, Eli Michael to Eliza Evans, $1.50


May 11, Michael Likins to M J Van Buskirk




June 22, Addemiam Roberts to S M Cundiff, $2, Aug 17, J W Craven to M Spencer


Warner Poland to Mahala Carnell, Francis M Jarbo to H Keplinger.




Nov 21, James Hays to Nancy Bowman, $3


Feb 13, Collin Duling to Fannie Hays, $2, May 1, David Cosner to Cath. Henline, $3, Sept 4, David Gilmore to Elizabeth Ray, $3.


Feb 5, Moses Thomas to Elizabeth Bacorn, $2, June 11, Michael Lyon to Lovice Stingley, $2, July 16, Wm Ludwick to Margaret Bowman, $2,50, Sept 17, Notley Henline to Cath Cosner, $3.


Oct 3, Wm Harris to Hannah Grove, $2


Aug 31, Nich. Michael to R Stingley, $2, Sept 14, Jacob Hikley to Nancy McNemar, $2, Sept 14, James Martin to Margaret Marquis, $2.50, Sept 28, Christian Cosner to Eliz. Hilky, $2, Oct 26, Elias McNemar to Cath. Hilkey, $2.


May 17, John Wallace to Mary Colbert, $2, Aug 23, Andrew Tevebough to Nancy Davis, $2, Sept 20, John Cosner to Eva Henline, $1, Oct 18, Abram Smith to Ann Lyon, $2, Oct 3, Isreal Lett to Sallie Smith (colored), $2, Nov 1, George Grim to Mary Bacorn, $2.


Feb 14, John Tasker to Alice Anderson, $2, April 4, Wm Dayton to S Hyett, $2, April 16, James Michael to Phebe Bacorn, $2, April 18, James Dye to Lydia Johnson, $2, June 6, Capt. J Croce to Nancy George, $5, Dec 16, Robert Redman to Lucy Redman, $2.



The funeral of Mr Norman J Crooks took place from his home on Main street last Sunday morning, conducted by Rev F H Havener assisted by Rev M H Keen. The floral offerings were beautiful and showed the esteem of his many friends. Queens Point lodge I O O F attended in a body and assisted with the services. Interment was made in Queens Point Cemetery.


The Board of Directors of the Potomac Milling and Ice Co, in a special meeting, assembled deem it appropriate and right, in the courts of its deliberations, to pay its former associate and co worker, Mr N J Crooks, a last tribute of respect and appreciation. We feel that the business of this company has been greatly benefited by his connection with it since its beginning, in the capacity of a director and member of the Executive Board and that we, who have worked with him, have profited by his example of industry and application of business acumen to the conduct of the company's affairs. Why a career of such usefulness should be terminated at a point apparently little beyond its meridian is simply is another of those mysteries beyond human comprehension. Our most sincere condolence are extended to the family and friends of Mr Crooks.
H L Arnold
J T Carskadon
J L Frost


D W Lehman, chief car inspector, died Tuesday night of acute indigestion. He was unmarried, and his home was at Buffalo Falls, Pa.


Charleston, That the strike on Paint and Cabin creeks may be amicably terminated in the near future was learned tonight. It is definitely known that negotiations between operators and representatives of the United Mine Workers of America are pending, and there is a rumor that the Paint Creek Co, operating nine mines on Paint Creek, have agreed to sign up the Kanawha scale, though this cannot be confirmed.

W L Connel, of Scranton, Pa, president of the Paint Creek Co, has been here several days. None of the terms being considered in the secret conferences have been made public. All is reported quiet in the strike district.

It was announced late tonight that all negotiations are off between the miner's representatives and the Cabin Creek Consolidated Coal Co. The miner's rep's refused to confer further unless the wage scale be taken up for consideration. This the operators refused. The action does not affect the Paint creek situation.

Pres. John P White, of the United Mine Workers will arrive here tomorrow to continue negotiations with the Paint Creek Collieries Co.


The strike on Paint creek involving chiefly the 13 operators of the Paint Creel Coll. Co, was settled Tuesday evening after a long conference in the city between the operators and national and district officials of the U M W of America.

The agreement was signed by Pres. J T Connell, of the Paint creek Coll. Co and officials representing the Standard and National Pres. John P White, District Pres. Thomas Cairnes and National Board Member Thomas Haggerty of the U M W.

As learned from union headquarters last night, the agreement showed concessions on both sides. The union is recognized and the check off privilege granted. The outside day wage scale is made regular and uniform and the short ton will be basis for payment instead of the long ton.

The wage scale for pick mining agreed to is 4 cents a ton less than the Kanwha scale, which is the concession made by the miners.

A mass meeting of the miners is to be held today to ratify the agreement, and it is believed the ratification will be unanimous. If so, the men will go back to work as soon as practicable. Those operations were about tied up by the strike.

Regarding upper Paint creek, it was said last night on union authority that the operations at Kingston, Keeferton and Christian, where many miners have been out , that a settlement will follow shortly on similar terms, excepting that no check off would be conceded, thus eliminating official recognition of the union. None of the operators on Paint creek could be reached last night for vindication of the above news, but it was understood that they had nothing to give out for publication.

Pres. White, who arrived in town early yesterday, left again last evening after signing this agreement.

Pres. Connell of the Paint creek Coll. Co came here from Scranton several days ago. While he was at Panama about three months ago a verbal settlement of the strike was made between subordinate officials of his company, and Pres. White and Thomas Haggerty of the union, Philadelphia, but Mr Connell never ratified it. Later Gov. Hatfield effected a settlement of the strike on Paint creek and Cabin creeks, but the miners at the operation involved came out again, at least enough to cripple the operating of the mines. On the upper end the mines have been working though not with their full force.

The above is good news to the people of Charleston and Kanawha county. Messrs. Haggerty and Cairnes of the union as well as Messrs. Connell and Wood, mine owners, are entitled to high praise for making concessions to permanently settle one of the longest and worst strikes in the coal fields of the state.

Charleston Gazette.


Charged with drinking on a passenger train of the B&O railroad, H L Evans of Morgantown was arrested yesterday by B&O Detective Gibson. He was arraigned before Justice R Leigh Fleming and confessed to the charge against him. Evans was fined $5 and costs.


Webster Springs W Va-The jury in the Rath Duff bribery case, the second of the W Va legislature bribery cases growing out of the candidacy of William Seymour Edwards of the US Senatorship returning a verdict of guilty today. The case went to the jury at 8 o'clock this morning.


The law bearing upon the carrying of concealed weapons goes into effect after August 3rd. The law is a very drastic one, more so than the law in W Va. The penalty in Ohio for toting dangerous weapons ranges from a fine of $500 to three years in the penitentiary.


Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan had a rainy day for his appearance at the Mountain Chautauqua at Mt Lake Park today, yet the crowd was large and enthusiastic. It is estimated the 3,000 persons crowded into the amphitheater. No admission was charged, it being stated that MR Bryan refused to permit the selling of tickets at the gate, but tickets had been sold in advance at 50c, 75c, and $1, which entitled the holders to reserved seats. While the Chautauqua does not begin until August 1st, Mr Bryans appearance may be said to mark the opening of the season. He is a favorite here, having appeared at several Chautauqas in the past in the role of lecturer. Considering the inclement weather, it was the greatest day since the organization of Mt Lake Park 31 years ago. Excursion trains were run, people leaving their homes this morning in the rain. Col. McGraw introduced Col. Bryan in a ten minute speech in which he referred to the lecturer as "One of Americas greatest orators and the greatest statesman of today, the greatest since Gladstone." Col Bryan was given the Chautauqua salute and was greeted with applause. Mr Bryan held his audience for about 2 hours. He was frequently applauded.


Work on the hydro electric power dam on the Cheat river was stopped Tuesday night by the Gillespie Construction Co, of Pittsburgh, the contractors. The dam was being built by a subsidiary company of the American Waterworks & Guarantee Co, one of the Kuhn Corp. of Pittsburgh and work was suspended until such time as the court proceedings made necessary by the parent company could be taken. Information from Pittsburgh today was to the effect that work would be resumed in the very near future.






Will take what Chestnut, Oak bark you have, any amount, at highest market price.
H S Thompson
Keyser, W Va


Newest Patterns in all kinds of wash goods, fine filmy fabrics, also trimmings. A fine line of summer weight underwear. D Long & Son





To canvas for one of the leading nurseries of Rochester NY, Commission paid every week. Apply to J M Linthicum, Keyser or Perry Nursery Co, Rochester NY. Goods guaranteed. Best bargains ever offered in either wholesale or retail. Permanent positions to right parties.



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,


Carpenters and helpers to work on miner's houses at Stone, Pike Co, KY. For particulars address:
W A Liller
Williamson, W Va

Buick Roadster with top, seats three, good running order. Price $275. Dr Lantz , Alaska W Va


For sale cheap. New, double water and gas. Near B&O roundhouse. Apply to: T H Davis, 102 Main St.


Jersey Bull calf, sired by Col. Davis, bull-mother, valued at $100. A C Welton, 183 Mineral St. Keyser


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 Journals, Delineator, etc. persons wishing to see her in the meantime can call at residence. 127 W Piedmont street, or phone 164 F

Two rooms for rent suitable for light housekeeping 146 West Piedmont Street.

Horse, Wagon and Harness for sale. W B Burke



Mr J M Linticum who was laid up last week on account of poor health, is around again. He is canvassing for the Perry Nursery Co, of Rochester NY. He is not able to cover all his territory and would like a few good agents to help him. He has worked for the firm for several years and has always found them to be reliable in all respects. They furnish the best of goods in their line, and pay their agents every week. Anyone wishing a permanent position would do well to call on Mr Linthicum and learn particulars. Adv

Carskadon wants all your trade. Always pays the highest prices for everything.
















W A Liller, contractor, has just placed an order for 10 carloads of doors, window and porch columns. Some of this will come to Keyser, but the majority will go to Kentucky to be used on his big contract. This large order put Mr Liller in shape to meet wholesale prices on this class of goods. Send him your orders. He can't be undersold. (adv)


Pursuant to the terms and by the authority conferred by a decree of the Circuit Court of Mineral County, W Va, made and entered on the 17th day of April, 1913, in a certain Chancery cause therein pending wherein George W Finch deceased is plaintiff and William V Nethkin, et al, are defendants.


The Keyser Nest of Owls will hold a special meeting at the Odd Fellow's Hall, Wednesday, July 23, 1913. All members are cordially invited to attend. The Keyser Nest has over 250 members and will make one of the best orders in the city. Watch the Owls!


Notice is hereby given that F G Davis, resident of Keyser W Va, occupation, Chief of Police of the City of Keyser, J E Batdorf, resident of Keyser W Va, occupation Policeman of the City of Keyser, J L Smith, resident of Keyser W Va, occupation Policeman of the City of Keyser, and R P Beatty, resident of Keyser W Va, will on Tuesday, July 22, 1913, make application to the Circuit Court for the State License to carry a revolver or other pistol.

F G Davis
J E Batdorf
J L Smith
R P Beatty


Two two-share Keyser Electric Light Certificates, Nos 179 and 231. Notice is hereby given that I will make application for renewal of same August 1, 1913.

Miss Ella Whitford


Grover Ketterman, who was arrested Tuesday of last week on the charge of attempted criminal assault on Mrs Kittie Ann Johnson the Sunday before, had a hearing before Justice Maloney last Wednesday and was held for the Grand Jury. Mrs Johnson, who is 84 years of age and feeble, positively identified Ketterman. Prosecuting Atty. Robert White represented the State and J S Zimmerman appeared for the prisoner.

Hampshire Review.


While attempting to jump a train, Paul Wilt, a B&O trackman, fell under the train near Bond, and had his foot so badly crushed that it will be taken off.


The ladies of Trinity Church will hold a festival Saturday evening July, 26, near Junction. Proceeds for repairing church. All are cordially invited. Committee


We gave notice last week that the ladies of the U B Church would hold a lawn party next Saturday night, July 19, on the lawn of Creed Taylor, but the ladies now request us to change the date from Saturday to Friday night, the 18th.


Sunday July 20, 1913
9:30 am Sunday School
9:45 am Mens Bible class
11:00am Sermon by the pastor
7:30pm Union Twilight Service
Sermon by Rev O A Price
The public is cordially invited to attend all these services
Franck H Havenner, Pastor


Miss Nettie Mae Brown, formerly a student nurse at the Allegany Hospital Cumberland, will be graduated from the Allegheny Heights Hospital, Davis, W Va, Wednesday evening July 23. Miss Freida E Lehman and Miss Irene M Thompson are the other graduates. Commencement exercises will be held at the Davis Opera House.


Marlinton W Va

Elizabeth, aged 11 years, daughter of F R Hill, is in a serious condition at the Ronceverte Hospital from having been bitten by a bulldog. The animal sank its teeth into her cheek, breaking her jaw and knocking out a tooth. The dog was lying on the porch and the little girl stopped to pet him. She was visiting in Ronceverte.


Uncle "Abe" Wilson celebrated his 97th birthday at his home, Wilson Station, July 11th. Many friends gathered to offer congratulations. Am elaborate dinner was served by the hostess, Mrs Stella Feely. Among those present were Mr and Mrs Dan Wilson, Mrs A I Wilson, Mr and Mrs James Wilson, Mrs Brydon, Mrs Hepburn, Mrs Stella Feely, Mrs C M Miller, Misses Bessie Feely of Washington, Elizabeth Winty, of Philadelphia, Rosalie and Ruth Homan, Leigh Wilson, Nan Hepburn, Messrs H G Hamill, H C Homan, Jack Baker, Howard Brydon, Paul Homan, Lyle Robert and Wade Wilson.

July 15, 1913

Van Myra camp meeting will begin, August 15th, and continue ten days. The committee on worship has invited able men to conduct the religious services during the season. Those wishing cottages should apply at once to the general manager will show you the locations and give you any information desired on the cottages not yet taken up. As the public drinking cup has been abolished in our state it will be well for those who do not occupy cottages to bring drinking cups with them. The tanks will be supplied with water as usual. Trains will be run on the T M & P RR, to accommodate those wishing to attend. Also the Van Myra Inn will take care of those who wish to remain during the camp. An officer will be on the ground to keep good order.
F L Baker, Gen. Mgr.


Mr J C Neuhaser has been selected manager of the Keyser Electric Light Co, to succeed the late N J Crooks.


About 200 B&O shop men were furloughed here last Tuesday. A large number of the Mt Clare shop men have also been furloughed.


It is announced that a special term of the Berkeley circuit court will be held on Wednesday July 16, when Judge Dailey will occupy the bench. At that term the condemnation suit of Williamsport, Sessie & Martinsburg Railroad Co against the Standard Lime and Stone Co will be taken up.


Sunday School at 9:50am

Preaching service at 11:00am. Rev W D Spangler, supply pastor at Westernport will exchange pulpits with the local pastor. He morning theme will be "The Offer of the Kingship to Jesus."

In the evening the congregation will join the Union Services at the M E Church.

H F Baughman, Pastor


Remaining unclaimed in the Keyser post office at Keyser W Va week ending July 17, 1913:

Miss Amanda V Dawson, Miss Pearl Kalbaugh, Miss Cora Rigerman, Mrs M Rotruck,, Miss Nora V Spangler, Leslie C Barton, Willie Hall, Thos. Maral, Jno. Nolan, Leonard O Ott (2), Peerless Steam Washer Office, E Riggleman, Oden Sheetz.


Don't miss the Popular Recital " Mrs Wigg's of the Cabbage Patch" on Saturday, July 19, 8 pm. This is a happy combination of wit, wisdom and philosophy which delights young and old. Sunshine Hanks writes of her. " Of course I read and laughed and cried over Mrs Wiggs in the book, then I saw the play, then I heard Miss Beulah McNemar give it at the Richwood Chautauqua". She is Mrs Wiggs. Adults 15c, children under 14 years of age, 10c.


Dr T H B Staggers, M T, a graduate of the Mechano Therapy of Chicago, Ill, and has been practicing his profession in Wisconsin for the past three years, is now located in South Keyser on the corner of First and Davis street. All diseases treated and cured by Natures Methods if you have any chronic troubles of any kind and Physicians have failed to restore your health, come and see me. I will begin my work July 14th, will give examination and one treatment absolutely free of charge to all patients who may call at my residence for treatment from July 14th through Aug 16.