APRIL 19, 1912


April 9
  Mr and Mrs Cleve Pyles and baby are spending a few days with relatives here.
  Mr and Mrs Thomas Keyser and children are visiting Mrs Keyser's parents, Mr and Mrs M H Hawkins.
  J B Dowden and M H Hawkins have taken the contract to build Adam Spencer's new house.
  Rev Samuel Umstot, of Rees Mills, was business visitor in Alaska the first of the week.
  A F Haines, wife and son, Franklin, spent Sun with Mrs Nancy Dowden.
  J G Stewart moved to his farm across the creek last week.
  W B Roberts has built a new stable on the property below town, which he recently purchased from R G Wilson.
  Charles Baker moved from town to his father's place two miles from here last week.
  Dr Lantz lost three of his Shetland ponies last week.
  Rev G G Oliver of Va, has been appointed pastor of the M E Church, South, here in place of Rev Myerly, who goes to Morgan. Rev Yost has been returned here as Junior Pastor.
  A A Ridgeway, of Cumberland, has rented the Frankfort Inn and moved in the first of this week. He has been manager of the Arlington hotel in Cumberland for several years.
  Geo S Carney came in from Braddock and spent Sun with his family here.
April 16
  Lemuel F Kern moved this week from the Cunningham house to the old home place up street, recently remodeled by Rev David H Kern, the owner.
  Rev Thomas of Flintstone, Md, stopped here over nigh last week enroute to Levels W Va.
  C T Pyles will leave in a few days for Scranton, Pa, where he will work for James Hart & Co, contractors.
  Dr Lantz was in Romney last Fri attending a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Telephone Co.
  Ervin J Welton, who is teaching school at Romney, spent Sun at his home here.
  Earl Rogers, of Reeses Mill, spent Sun with friends in Alaska.
  Taylor Thompson, of Frost, Ky, is visiting relatives in this neighborhood for a few days.
  James H Grimes, of Keyser, was a visitor here over Sun.
  Clayton R Long and J Scott Kenny are both happy over the arrival of a son at their homes within the past week.
  Miss Edith Smith, our accommodating postmistress and telephone operator, is taking a month's vacation, to rest up. Miss Ada Lyons, of Paw Paw, is filling the position during Miss Smith's absence.
  Geo M Rawlings, and son, Herbert, were in town today on business.
  L G McElfish, of Cumberland, passed through town today on his way to points i Hampshire Co. He had a horse to get very sick just before reaching this place, so he left it here and hired another one with which to continue his journey.


  On the llth inst Mrs Harriet Davy (nee Spurling) widow of the late Edward Davy, departed this life and was buried the 12th. Funeral at the house by J M Leatherman. She had been ill for a long time with some liver derangement. She was nearly 61 years old.
  Cleve Starnes, son-in-law of B W Smith, bought the Swadley farm for the round price of $3000, at public auction.
  Swadley's have moved to Cumberland where Mr Swadley, Homer and Wren will engage at carpentering.
  Dan Arnold and Miss Florence Cheshire spent a few days this week at the Cheart Mountain Orchard sight-seeing.
  Most people have sown their oats and the acreage is unusually large. Potatoes are scarce at $1.50 per bushel, and people have difficulty in procuring enough to plant, and many are being planted.
  E J Allen is building a new fence around Dan Arnold's garden.
  James Whiteman and wife, of Keyser are visiting over here this week.
  The Beaver Run School will close Wed of htis week.
  G B Shank is buying up some oats for the Twin Mt Orchard Co. He is paying 65 cents.


Review (Romney) of 16th
  Rev Walter W Morton has decline the calls to the Presbyterian churches at Springfield, Pattersons Creek and Burlington.
  Jas Rudy is spending a few days at Rio, where he has purchased an interest in a store there.
  Marshall Johnson and Robert Baker, of Petersburg, spent Sun in town.
  Mrs M B Foote, left Thurs to visit Mrs Dr Hopkins in Charles Town.
  Mrs Newlonn, of Clarksburg, was the guest of her aunts, the Misses Taylor, at the Burg last week.
  Mrs Savage, of Wheeling, is the guest of her daughter, Miss Julia Savage, at the D&B Institution.
  Rev Dr F J Brooke, will go to Charles Town Sat where he will preach that night and Sun.
  Prof and Mrs Carey Montague and baby left Mon for Richmond. Miss Leila Johnson accompanied them.
  Mrs Jno H Parker returned to her home at the Junction last Fri after a trip to Staunton and Johnson City Tenn.
  Misses Irene and Lelia Houser, Kate Parker, Dora and Josephine Harmison and Henry Harmison went to Washington Fri to witness a musical performance.
  Tues afternoon of last week Walter Crabtree was severely cut about the head and arm by Harley Corbin while the two were in an altercation near H C Cooper's store. Corbin claimed that the cutting was done in self defense. He was lodged in jail until Fri afternoon when a hearing was had before Justic (?sic) Maloney, who released the young man in the custody of his father until the next meeting of the grand jury. Dr Shull dressed the wounds of Crabtree.


  Prof Morris and Mr Elliott, of the W V University, were here a few days ago looking at farms on Middle Ridge.
  Rev G G Oliver, wife and little Dorsey, arrived at the parsonage Sat evening and were received by a number of ladies.
  Miss Bettie Washington has returned from a visit to Washington, and Miss Lucy Blue from an extended trip to Va.
  Messrs Marshall Parsons, of New York, and George Parsons, of Keyser, have been in the neighborhood the last week.
  Miss Ann Stickley was called to Cumberland last week by the serious illness of her sister, Mrs Jenkins.
  There are a number of cases of measles among families on the Ridge. H L Wagoner is quite sick at his home, Rose Dale, with the disease.
  Garrett Monroe, who was quite sick for some time, is in his usual health again.
  Misses Va Parke and Maggie Guthrie spent a part of last week at Fern Dale.
  Mrs James Mathews returned to Wheeling Thurs.
  Mr and Mrs L C Inskeep and little daughter, Dorothy, were guests at Fern Dale Wed and Thurs of last week.
  The Misses Grace, at Wire Bridge, have adopted an interesting five years old boy from the Elkins Orphanage.
  Mrs J A Kirk, of Paw Paw, accompanied by her Easter guests, Misses Fannie Guthrie and Nannie Haas, of Romney, spent several days last week with Mrs Kirk's sister, Miss Susan Arnold, at "Horseshoe Farm."


  Lewis W Duling, was at Keyser on business last week.
  Messrs E A Duling and E E Shillingburg attended the Republican primary at Elk Garden last Fri. With but one exception, so we hear, everything was for Teddy. Can't some one furnish us a Teddy song?
  Misses Grace and Zennie Duling have purchased a new organ.
  "Setting out ingins." planting taters, and sowing oats keeps farmers busy.
  J E Ludwick of Dawson, has been home for a few days.
  Miss Cora Ludwick is clerking for C E Shillingburg.
  The Good Road question don't seem to interest the farmers much. They depend upon the sun to remove such obstructions as big snow drifts and bad mud holes.
  Fil Swires has a hen which he says brought him $25 last year. She raised three broods of chickens - about 35 - in the same nest, laying all the eggs herself. Now, this is but one of Uncle Fil's prolific hens. Next.
  R D Leatherman, of Burlington, was here in the interest of coal last Fri. He used to live here. In speaking of the past winter's cold weather he said it was the coldest ever known in their part of the country. But said when he lived where E A Ludwick now lives, there was a cold storm that froze one steer to death, and the horns off several more.
  Miss Kate Duling returned from a visit to Gorman last week.
  Mrs Naomi Baker, wife of Wm Baker, died Sun, April 14, 1912, aged 74 years. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Lourania Kitzmiller, and is survived by two brother, Geo and Welton, two sisters, Harriet and Mrs Lizzie Clark, her husband, Wm Baker, and three children, James, Albert, and Miss Ettie. She was a member of the German Brethren Church. Interment in Blake Chapel cemetery. F C Rollman was undertaker.


April 11
Died, April 11, 1912
  Mrs Harriett Davy, wife of Edward Davy, deceased, age 59 years, 2 months and 17 days old. Besides a host of friends and other relatives, she leaves to mourn her loss eight children, three of whom are married, Mrs Clara DeMuth, of Keyser; Mrs Anna Biser, of Junction; Mr Wright Davy, of Keyser; Seymour and Henry Davy, of Junction; Mary, Olive and Lulu Davy also of Junction. She was a kind and loving mother. We sympathize with the children at their heavy loss. A Mother is our best friend.
  In memory of a friend -
I stood by the beside of a friend,
  As her life passed away,
And though how lonely we would be
  In the coming day.

But now she has gone, dear friend
  All her pain and suffering o'er
She has gone to live in heaven,
  On that bright and happy shore.

I thought of the pain and trouble
  she would never have to bear;
And I though of how happy she would be
  In that sweet home over there.

She is free from all earth's heartaches
  From its care and sickening pain.
She has gone to live in heaven,
  Where we hope to meet again.

But, O, we'll miss you, dear friend,
  When your face we cannot see;
Our heart will ache so often,
  And long to be with thee.

But our loved friend has left us,
  And from hearth and home has fled;
The watchers left her sad bedside
  Saying, "Our friend is dead."

There's an empty chair in her home
  That no other can ever fill;
There's a grave in the old church yard
  Just across on yonder hill.

There's a vacant seat
Where our friend used to be;
And we miss a face
  We never more shall see.

Children, do not call your mother back;
  Do not weep or sigh;
Think that your mother has gone children,
  To that sweet bye and bye.

Don't fret about her grave, children,
  Where she is laid beneath the clayey sod;
Rejoice to know your mother's gone
  To meet her Savior and her God.

Meet her, children, meet her
  Meet her at heaven's gate
That stands ajar from you so far,
  There on you she will wait.

Weep not for her, dear children,
  When thou art all alone;
For she is going to join the Angel's Band
  Around the great white throne.

Meet her, children, meet her,
  Meet her in the land of rest;
Where all is joy for your darling mother,
  At rest, at rest, at rest.
A Friend


  Making garden, plowing, sowing, cleaning up.
  Feed is getting very scarce. John T Cosner is the only man we have heard of that will have hay to keep over.
  The sad news of the death of Mrs William Baker was announced over the phone early Sun morning. Mrs Baker was a sister to George and Wellington Kitzmiller.
  Hal Reynolds, of Keyser, was in this neighborhood last week looking after the political fences of the Judge.
  The stork visited the home of Mr and Mrs Jesse Rinker last Sun morning and left a nine pound boy - another Republican voter. We extend congratulations.
  Mr and Mrs H C Schaffer, and Mr Kessel came up from Petersburg last Sun morning and attended church at Mt Storm. They made the trip in their auto in a little less than three hours.
  Master Chester Idleman and elected to district delegate convention at Keyser the following on the Taft ticket: W E Heskitt, J Forsyth Harrison, O M Riser and W A Gilmore, who defeated the Roosevelt ticket composed of Patrick Mullen, Peter P Codire, Chas A Suter and C E Howard.
  Mr J R Combs, owner of the Piedmont Independent, is quite ill, being threatened with an attack of typhoid fever.
  Mrs Martha Grigsby and her sister, Miss Mary Byron, of Johnstown Pa, who have been visiting their niece, Mrs J F Harrison, will spend the summer in Athens county, Ohio, and will leave tomorrow.
  D C Harper, principal of the Beryl public school, was called to his former home in Pendleton county Fri by the serious illness of his mother.
  Charles Ritchie is teaching in the Preparatory school at Keyser. He will graduate from the W Va University at Morgantown this year. His sister, Miss Ina, visited at John W Idleman's Sat and Sun.
  Walter Mackley came up from Keyser Sat to be with his wife over Sun.
  Rev N Alkire went to Lahmansville Sun in answer to a request form Mrs McNemar, who is very ill and wished to see him.
  Notwithstanding the very poor sugar season, Jos M Hanline made over a thousand pounds.


April 15
We are having nice weather now since the Easter storm. Grass is growing nicely. In some places stock is now doing well without feed. Farmers are plowing and garden-making is the order of the day.
  The Glade Run Coal and Coke Co, have their mine at Schell cleaned out and are now making some outside repairs, and will be ready to run in a few days.
  Mr McHenry moved his saw mill from the site on Abram's Creek, where he has been cutting the past year, to another set farther up the creek. John Gardner will moved his saw mill in a few days to a new set on the Idleman job. He is now cutting a bill of lumber for D W Idleman's new residence, which he expects to build this coming fall.
  We notice D W Idleman riding about the neighborhood on the colt that he and Dr Lantz purchased some time since form some western stables. The colt is three years old this spring, pure bred Percheron imported from France, a beautiful black and weighs 1800 pounds. Mr Idleman will have the horse at his stable a part of the time and part of the time he will be in care of the doctor at his stables at Hartmonsville.
  We understand that the Hatfields are making arrangements with an independent Telephone Co on the Md side to connect the line to Schell with their line on top of the mountain west of Schell. This will give the people of Judea a western outlet without going through Samaria.
  Several from our neighborhood attended the Roosevelt Love Feast last Sat at Elk Garden.
  Uncle Luke Kitzmiller continues about the same.
  A child of Joe Cosner, aged about two years, has been very poorly with typhoid fever, but, we are glad to say, it is now improving.
  We hear of no other sickness in our neighborhood.
Uncle John


April 16
  J P Kitzmiller, of Wabash, was in town Wed.
  Arthur Arnold, of Keyser, candidate for prosecuting attorney, was shaking hands with friends here Sat.
  Mr and Mrs Bailey Burns, of Blaine, were visiting here Sat.
  Rev J W Barnard, of Barnum, was visiting friends here Sun.
  Mrs Will Oats, of Gormania, was the guest of Mrs Alonzo Norman Mon.
  Capt J A Parrill, of Keyser, was visiting friends here Mon and Tues.
  Harry Kitzmiller, Ernest Paugh, Lem Harvey, Tink Kitzmiller and John Cummings were courting at Keyser Tues.
Uncle Jim


  There was another dog killed on Mon. It was the property of Mr John H Daddysman. This makes a total of about 8 since the mad dog scare began.
  Mr Clise's daughter, who was bitten by the supposed mad dog on Thurs of last week will be give the Pasteur treatment at the office of Dr T L Wilson, of Piedmont.
  James A Dawson, who has been visiting friends in Keyser, has returned home.


  A C Fisher was at Keyser Wed. -Davis News of 11th
  Ex-Senator H G Davis, of Elkins, spent Tues night here.
  Mrs H G Steorts has been sick at her home for the past week.
  Mrs Rachael Stevenson spent Tues evening with relatives in Piedmont.
  Miss Anna Durett, of Cumberland, is the guest of Miss Amanda Stevenson.
  Mrs Maurice Newman, who has been quite sick with measles, is able to be out again.
  W T Arnold, is a business visitor here, from Keyser. -Elkins Inter Mt of 11th
  H L Weese of Patterson Depot, was in town last Sat on business.
  B L McGinnis, of Newburg, was here yesterday circulating among his many friends.
  Mr and Mrs C W Kooken, of Piedmont, spent Sun with his sister, Mrs H S Pulliam.
  Mrs Roy Ravenscroft and daughter, of Baltimore, are visiting home folks and friends here.
  Mrs Curtis of Pittsburg, arrived last Sat on a visit to her sister, Mrs D L L Edgell.
  Mrs Maud Johnson, of Frostburg, was spending a few days with her brother, H S Pulliam.
  Miss Bessie E Dawson, who has been sick at her home on Ft Ave, is able to be out again.
  Squire J H Payne, of Ridgeley, was in town last Sat circulating among his old friends, of which he has many.
  Allen Russell, of Keyser, a former local boy, was a visitor in the city yesterday. -Fairmont Times of the 13th.
  Mrs M W Trask arrived today from Keyser to visit her husband and daughter here. -Kingwood Argus of the 11th.
  Mrs J Sobraske and daughter, Miss Isabel, spent from Tues until Fri of last week in Baltimore.
  Mrs M G Kuykendall, spent Easter with her daughter, Miss Mollelle, Hollins Institute. -Martinsburg Statesman of 12th.
  Miss Lydia Barrett, of Grafton, spent a few days here the past week and was a guest at the home of W W Long.
  Mrs Annie Grove and Mrs Dr W C VanMeter and son returned to their home, at Petersburg, last Wed.
  Mrs Alice Fuller and son, of Frostburg, who spent the past few days as guest of Mrs Clarence Biercamp, returned home last week.
  Mr and Mrs W A Everett will leave Sat for their farm near Keyser. B W Unger has purchased their property. - Davis News of 11th.
  Mrs Jesse Sharpless returned to her home, at Gormania, last Sun. She and Miss Catherine Sharpless paid Cumberland a visit on Thursday of last week.
  Miss Ethelberta Harris was in Keyser Tues, visiting the Hoffman Hospital, which institution she will enter the first of May to study to be a trained nurse. -Piedmont Herald of 12th.
  A C Feaster who has been associated with his brother here since last fall, left the first of the week for Clarksburg where he will open a jewelry repair shop. -Elkins Enterprise of 11th.
  Squire Aronhalt, of Elk Garden, was in town a couple of days this week, looking after his fences. The Squire says that Col Roosevelt got a solid vote at his precinct last Sat, there being fifty-two votes.
  C C Arbogast has just finished putting in a hydraulic ram for Dr Umstot at his fruit farm near the Fountain. It forces the water from a spring to the house at an elevation of 150 feet and does the work nicely. The doctor is very much pleased with the job.
  C L McNeal, who has been taking a rest for the past ten months on account of the condition of his health has returned to work with the International Harvester Co in the sales Dept, having formerly had charge of the repair dept. -Parkersburg Sentinel.
  Mr C R Murray, of Williamson, was in town Tues, getting acquainted with the voters. Mr Murray is a candidate for State Superintendent of Schools on the Republican ticket. MR Murray has been identified with school work in the state for the past fifteen years as teacher, superintendent and instructor at institutes. He was superintendent of the Piedmont school in 1902-4 and is now superintendent of the Williamson Schools.
  Mrs Seymour Kuykendall and Chas are the guests of friends at William. -Davis News of 11th.
  The Sears property, on Gilmore St, was sold at Public sale Tues. It was knocked off to R W Nine at $790.00.
  Kitzmiller - James Seymour Barrick, a native of Romney, W Va, is dead here, aged 71 years.
  F G Frank has purchased the mercantile business of C M Wilson & Bro at Kitzmiller. He will reorganize under the firm style of F G Frank & Co.
  Mrs W H Virts, who has been ill, is able to be about again.
  Willis and Olrand Rickey, have returned form their western trip.
  John E Offner, of Romney, was here Tues shaking hands with old friends.
  Mr Wm C Clayton spent from Fri to Tues with relatives in Washington.
  Mr and Mrs John Parker, of the Junction, were in town Wed on business.
  Miss Flora Poling, of Piedmont, spent Tues evening here with friends.
  J T Sincell attended the Lutheran meeting at Fairmont Tues & Wed.
  Col Bob Stallings, of Pasons (?sic), was among the attorneys here attending court this week.
  Miss Lillie DeLauter of Piedmont, spent Tues with her sister, Mrs H S Pulliam.
  M M Tamburini and Dep Sheriff Kimble, of Bayard, were in town Tues on business.
  Mr and Mrs H S Pulliam have returned home form attending his father's funeral.
  Mrs J M Wolfe and little daughter, of Elkins, came down Mon on a short visit to relatives.
  Mrs E P Babb and son, Vance, of Martin, came down last Mon on a visit to relatives.
  Mrs Walter Martin, of New York City, arrived last Sun on a short visit to her mother, Mrs Welch.
  Eugene Cross left last Sat on a two week's visit to Martinsburg, Hagerstown and other places.
  Jos Johnson, of Keyser, was here from Sat till Tues renewing old acquaintances. -Davis News of 11th.
  George, little son of Mr and Mrs E A Burke, of McCoole, has the measles. We hear that there are quite a number of cases of measles at McCoole.
  Miss Harriett Rees, a teacher at Washington, who spent two weeks with home folks on Patterson's Creek, left Tues on train 14 for Washington to resume her duties.
  Mrs James B Johnston and Mrs George E Wells of Keyser, Misses Minnie and Ada Lee Linn of Cumberland, spent from Thurs until Sat last in Baltimore, Md.
  Miss May Michael of Douglass, W Va, Mr and Mrs David Wilt, Miss Nannie McCall and Miss Lou Ebert of Blaine, were the guests of Mrs Sophia Michaels Sat and Sun.
  Last Tues morning, Mr F C Rollman, passed through Keyser on his way to Baltimore.
  Mr Rollman accompanied Ephraim Harvey to John Hopkins Hospital for medical treatment.
  Mr T B Davis is having many improvements made at the Col Davis mansion. Some old buildings have been removed and numerous other changes are being made that add beauty of the place.
  Attorney A G Hammond arrived last Mon night to look after some business matters and spend a few days among his many friends. Mr Hammond is now engaged in farming near Elizabeth, W Va.
  Mr and Mrs Will McKenzie, Mrs Perry McKenzie and Herbert McKenzie, who spent a few days here returned to their home in Chicago, Junction O, accompanied by Mr and Mrs George Mack.
  Mr Silas A Condict and family who spent the winter in Keyser, have broken up housekeeping and Mrs Condict and sons will go to Columbus, Ohio, to make their home, while Mr C will remain here to look after his orchard interests.
  Miss Mary Daughtery, who has been employed as a stenographer at Beckley, W Va, for several years, arrived at the home of her parents Fri evening. She will spend some time in visiting them, and will not return to Beckley. -Franklin Review of 11th.
  H W Dickey, accompanied by Mrs Dickey, will probably leave this evening for their former home at Wheeling. Mr and Mrs Dickey have been here about two years and made many friends. Mr Dickey has bee running the pottery. The pottery will now be operated by Dr L L Edgell with George Bliestine, an experienced potter, as superintendent. About the first of July these gentlemen together with others will incorporate under the name of the Potomac Valley Pottery Co and continue the business on a larger scale.


  Plenty of rain the past week.
  E E Snyder returned Wed from a trip to Harman. -Davis News of 11th
  Mrs J A Loughrie, of Rayonne, New Jersey, is visiting her brother, H S Pulliam.
  Miss Mabel Morrison entertained a number of her little friends last Fri night, it being her 13th birthday.
  Mr Jacob Sobraske underwent a successful operation at the University hospital in Baltimore on Tues and at this time is doing nicely.
  A S Wolf moved this week to his new home on Water St, recently purchased of W W Kesner. Mr Wolf sold his home on Welch St, to a Mr Stallings.
  Dr W M Babb has bought a new Ford automobile from agent T H Davis. It will be here soon. Mr Davis also sold his last year Ford runabout to Dr W H Yeakley.
  The B of R T Fair closed Tues night after a week of splendid success. The attendance was good every night and the trainmen did well. The handsome rocker given away was awarded to Miss Maggie Hoover, who held the luck number.
  D A Bane and J C Hoge, of near Knobley, P O , were in town Mon on business. Mr Bane closed up the sale of his farm, the old Culp place, to Mr Green of up Newcreek, and had bills printed for the sale of his personal property, which will take place next Tues, the 23rd at his home.
  The many friends of H Foot Johnson will be glad to hear of his promotion. For the past eight months he has been assistant foreman of the B&O car shops at Garrett, Ind. He has now accepted the position of chief inspector of new equipment, which is quite a promotion and carries a large increase in salary. His headquarters will be at Hammond Ind.
  Mr and Mrs Edward McGill pleasantly entertained a few friends at their home on Fort Ave Wed evening of last week from 8 to 12 o'clock. One of the main features of the evening was a display of ancient trimmed hats. Games were indulged in until a late hour when the guests were invited to the dining room to partake of an elegant lunch and refreshments. Those present were, Mr and Mrs Frank Giffin, Mr and Mrs Leslie McCool and son, Calvin, Mr and Mrs E M Dawson, Miss Bessie Dawson, Miss Eva Fuller, Miss Kathleen Copp, Miss Albania Griffin, Arthur Dawson and Mr James Swadley.



  Mr Robert W Smith, died at his home on Grand Ave yesterday afternoon and his body was removed to the home of his brother, 3 Arch St. Mr Smith had been ill for some time. He was the youngest son of G W Smith, a farmer, of White Oak Flats near Moorefield, W Va, and his body will be taken to his home via Romney W Va tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock for interment.
  He was 28 years old. The following brothers and sisters survive: F W Smith, 3 Arch St and Mrs James E Jones, Mapleside, Cumberland; Mrs Clara Purgitt, Bayard W Va, Ren Smith Burlington, W Va and Mr J H Smith, Flats W Va. Mr Smith recently returned from a health resort in the Rocky Mountains where he sought recuperation unsuccessfully. Cumberland News of 16th.


Thomas J Foulk quietly passed away after an illness of four days, on April 5th, 1912, having been in feeble health for about a year, yet his death was sudden and his illness short. He was 75 years, 2 months and 19 days of age. He served three years in the civil war. He made his home in Mineral County since that time. He is survived by a wife, five sons, and two daughters, viz: John W, of Davis, George of McCoole, Scott of Keyser and Mrs John Tridlett (?sic) of Twenty-First Bridge.


  William Garrett, track foreman at Deer Park, and well known to all the men who work on Third division of the B&O railroad, was killed Sat evening, near that place. He was run over by an engine at 9 o'clock Sat morning and both legs were ground off. He was hurried to Oakland for medical treatment, and after first aid was rendered was placed in a baggage car and brought to the hospital at Keyser. His condition continued to grow weaker and as the train hauled him at record speed and just before reaching Piedmont, he died in the baggage coach. His wife and child were with him. His remains were brought to Keyser and prepared for burial and taken to Deer Park for interment.


  The funeral of Mrs Elizabeth Ridgely, widow of Mr Charles Ridgely, who died early yesterday morning at her home, 30 Green Street, aged 75 years, will take place Sat afternoon at 3 o'clock from her home. Rev Dr Edward Hayes will conduct services. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, in the family lot.
  Mrs Ridgely was well known in Cumberland and Ridgely W Va, where she spent a number of her years in the old Ridgely homestead. Her husband was a pioneer ice man of Cumberland, cutting thousands of tons of ice from the Potomac river annually. He died fourteen years ago and the business was taken up by his sons.
  Mrs Ridgeley was a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal church and until enfeebled, was a regular attendant at church services. She is survived by the following children: Alfred, Charles, J W and William H, Ridgely W Va; Mrs Nellie Montgomery, Wheeling; Mrs F Knight, Keyser; Mrs Florence Dayton, Headsville W Va; Mrs Annie Wolfe, Mrs William Gardener, Mrs J C Wolford, Mrs W P Seem and Miss Lillie Ridgely, of Cumberland. She was constantly attended by her daughter, Miss Lilie Ridgely, who made her home with her.
- Cumberland News of 12th


Washington, April 12
  Miss Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross Society died at her home in Glen Echo Md, at 9 o'clock this morning. The cause of her death was chronic pneumonia, with which she was stricken about a year ago. Her brother, Stephen Barton of Boston, was with her when she died.


  The old "Empress" electric theatre, on Main street,opened last Wed evening, under the new managers, Messrs Merryman & Wells, and under the new name, The Pickwick. The managers were highly gratified by the great crowd that greeted them. The hall had undergone a thorough renovating; it has been newly painted and handsomely decorated; windows have been put in on each side, which, with the addition of electric fans, insures thorough ventilation and makes it a pleasure to visit the place. The hall has been so improved as to meet every requirement of the law and the insurance companies for safety and this, together with the fact that of its being on the ground floor, insures absolute safety in every respect. The management has also added to the beauty of the room by installing the "lighted theatre system" of colored lights. All this together with the putting in the finest picture machine made, the Motiograph, makes this an electric theatre equal to any found in the cities. The pictures are as clear as life and only the latest and best will be put before the patrons. The Pickwick has an attractive front, being painted in white and lighted by a profusion of different colored lights. The management guarantee to give the public a show every night second to none and trust that the public will give them the patronage that such a place of genuine amusement, and interest as they will give them merits.


  Ground will be broken this morning for the beginning of the new roundhouse and shops of the Western Md railroad. This finally settles the location of this important railroad industry concerning which there has been so much local speculation and curiosity in the past five years. The roundhouse and shops are to be built on the John Miller farm at Millerville, about one mile about the post office at Ridgeley, W Va.


  A disastrous (?sic) fire occurred this morning about 4:30 o'clock on Beaver Run near Burlington, wherein Daniel Bailey, a prosperous farmer, loses heavily. Mr Bailey was awakened by a roaring sound which he at first thought was an auto passing, but seeing a light, got up to discover that the barn was afire and that the roof was falling in. All the contents were burned, consisting of four horses, some cows, a few sheep, farming implements, 16 tons of hay, that he had sold yesterday while in town, about $500 worth of grain, besides harness, and etc., the loss is over $4,500.00, with $1.000.00 insurance.


  The city authorities are making an effort to have the town thoroughly cleaned up and are succeeding admirably. It should really take little effort, on their part. Property owners and tenants show sufficient pride in the cleanliness and sanitary condition of town to do this work of their own volition. We have the distinction of possessing more miles of paved streets than any town our size in the state.
  The campaign now on is bringing many strangers among us. The vast orchard enterprises surrounding the town make it what we might call the Orchardists Mecca and toward it all persons interested in that line of human activity are looking.
  The beauty of Keyser and the enterprise of her citizenship has been favorably commented upon by those who have visited us in recent years. We not only want to keep this good impression prevalent, but want to make it stronger and wider. This can be done in no better or surer way than for every house-holder to clean up and beautify his premises in accordance with the laws of health. A good idea would be to designate some day as "Clean Up Day" and see how many people would enter enthusiastically into the spirit of the occasion.


  Remaining unclaimed in the post office at Keyser W Va, week ending April 18, 1912.
Mrs N J Smith, Mrs Lizzie Smith, Miss Sadie Taylor, Mrs Gussie Welch, M E Bobo, Seymour Hill, F M House, Will Jones.


  Circuit court convened Tues with Judge Reynolds on the bench.
  The following grand jury was sworn: C A Suter, foreman; Jas W Carskadon, Geo T Carskadon, J H Fisher, W Knott, M M Malone, Floyd Knight, J G Hanline, W H Kitzmiller, H Nelson Kelly, Wm G Kalbaugh, W A Welch, Jas A Zell, J D Gelwicks, F M Brown.
  The jury reported on Wed and were discharged, bringing the following indictments.
  Fro felony - John Jackson, Andrew Bisset, W J Lambert.
  For misdemeanor - Katherine Wilburn, Herman Shepherd, Chas Miller, Andrew Juncof (?sic) alias John Doe, Thos Dugan, Arlow Hanline, Tony Serpine Gollady, John Doe, John Doe, John Doe.
  State vs John Shirley; appeal from Justice. Verdict of court, State to recover $10 and costs.
  The petit jury was discharged until next Mon.
  We will give a balance of proceedings next week.


  Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the stockholders of the Keyser Table Manufacturing Co, a corporation created and organized under the laws of the State of W Va, held at Keyser on the 20th day of March, 1912, the following resolution was adopted:
  Resolved, that a committee of three be appointed, consisting of C W Sievers, I M Long and T M Adams, to dispose of all stock of all kinds on hand, and to wind up the company's affairs, and to dissolve same according to the laws of the State of W Va.
J T Sincell, President of said Corporation


Girls wanted, apply at the Patchett Worsted Co.


You can buy a few shares of Mineral County Orchard Company stock at a bargain. Get particulars at the Tribune Office.


I will be at they Reynold's Hotel the second and last Wed of every month, from 1 until 3 PM.


Pure bred R C B Leghorn Eggs, $1.00 per setting (15 eggs). Also a few Cockerls & Pullets at reasonable prices. Kulps 242, eggs and the best layers on earth.


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


See H S Thompson, before contracting for your Chestnut Oak Bark. Highest market price paid.


S C White Leghorn eggs for hatching from show birds, $1.00 for 15. F W Smith, Keyser W Va


About 20 head of one or two year old cattle to pasture. Apply to Mrs Annie Paris, 4 miles south of Keyser W Va.


Fine hardy raspberry plants of the following varieties, Cumberland, Kansas and Haymaker, all black caps. Price ten dollars per thousand, less than one thousand one dollar and twenty five cents per hundred. Get them early. H C Wright
Mountain View Orchard, Keyser W Va



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


Storm-proof because they interlock and overlap in such a way that the finest driving snow or rain cannot sift under them.
Best roof for country buildings, because they're safe from all the elements.
They'll last as long as the building, and never need repairs.
For Sale by CHAS P PETERS, Keyser W Va

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