December 19, 1913


APRIL 3, 2003


Beautiful weather continues to the gratification of all

A few of us attended the Teachers Institute at Burlington last Saturday. The Institute was not large but nearly all of the teachers in Welton and Cabin Run districts were in attendance. It was a joint institute between the two districts.

B W Smith was called to preach the funeral of old Mrs Hilkey near Laurel Dale Sunday

J H Cheshire has just completed his new ice house and dairy

It is reported that Bob Parker and Mrs Effie Cheshire widow of the late Alexander Cheshire, were married in Cumberland last Friday. Both have been living at J H Parker's.

It is said B W Smith will teach the B R School two months beginning Monday the 29th, inst and then Wade Lease will take it.

Chas Shoemaker and G S Arnold went up Georges Creek today on the lookout for cows. They are still scarce and high in price.

Dutch Joe (Joe Moyer) is back from the county infirmary and has taken up winter quarters at Lowry Staggs without "Leaf or License" He occupies a small shanty joined to the house. There he eats and sleeps, and roasts by his own fire.

Amos Orndorff has been teaching a few weeks in Perry Biser's road house at Perry's. He has 14 pupils, nearly all small and they seem very earnest.

Mr Oats of Capon Bridge who has control of these telephone lines was around Saturday collecting the dues on the Beaver Run Line.

Miss Alverda Whipp for some time has been confined to her home with rheumatism but is now much better again.

Ed Clinedinst is out sawing wood for the people and seems quite busy at his job.

The people along the run have about all butchered and most of them have in their pens shoats for March porkers.



The Cuban Spy was played to a full house Saturday night

Mrs Gaver Sharpless had two hogs butchered last week that weighed 890 pounds. One weighed 449 and the other one 441 pounds.

George Middletons kitchen caught fire last Monday and was making considerable headway when discovered. Mrs R M Dean and Mrs May Kight secured a ladder and mounted the roof and with the help of the other women who carried water the fire was promptly extinguished. Horrah for the female fire fighters!

Resolved, That living in the city is more desirable to the average American than living in the country. This was the question debated at the Literary last Friday evening. Affirmative R M Dean, Miss Mary Mason, L O Taylor, Negative, Rev W W White, Miss Nina Knabenshue, D C Arnold, Decision in favor of the affirmative.

Miss Freda Kerns had the misfortune to have a finger mashed by a car window last Saturday as she was returning home from Cumberland. The window fell down the frame with force and she has not been able to teach full time this week. The frequent injuries received by passengers on account of dead fall car windows should prompt the railroad officials to remedy the evil.

Mr and Mrs Frank Jones and little girl returned this week from a pleasant visit to Harry Moore at Boswell, Pa

Rev John A Shockey was conducting a successful revival at Oakmont but had to close last Sunday for the present on the account of sickness. He may be able to take up the work again soon.

A little girl at Mike Noonan's was severely burned the first of the week. Her clothes took fire from a mining lamp she was carrying and her face, arms and side were burned. She is doing well at present.

Mrs Oscar Summers of Cumberland was in town the first of this week

The Nethken Hill Sunday School will present an attractive program, have a Christmas tree and treat on Christmas eve. The Elk Garden Sunday School will present an interesting service and have a treat on Christmas evening. Sulphur Sunday School will enjoy a good program this year, and have a Christmas tree and treat.

A wreck on the Elk Garden Branch last Saturday evening caused the passengers to walk to Elk Garden from Harrison. Misses Nina Knabenshue and Mary Gordon, Mrs May Kenney White, husband and child, of Akron, O, were among the pedestrians. They are visiting Mr John Kenney.

Rev W W White is able to take charge of his work again. Rev L C Messick preached to a large congregation last Sunday evening.

There will be a Catholic fair at Elk Garden during the holidays

When another week rolls around Christmas will be a year off, so may all hearts now be i'tune for the great event that's coming soon. A happy Christmas to all.


Press of Dec 5

Mrs B J Baker wife of Senator Baker was taken suddenly ill one day last week. A trained nurse was immediately summoned, but the patient continued to grow worse. On Saturday Dr Hawkins of Cumberland was called in consultation and Saturday night an operation was performed, from the effects of which Mrs Baker rallied nicely and is now much improved.

Miss Annie Taylor, who has been ill for time, is gradually improving, being in charge of a trained nurse who was recently called in attendance.

A small son of Robert Lloyd, aged about 4 years, died Wednesday morning. The child was burned about two weeks ago and seemed to be getting along all right until the morning it died. Burial took place on Thursday, interment being at Oak Dale church.

Little Daisy Schaeffer, a daughter of G P Schaeffer, of The Hermitage, who has been ill, is rapidly recovering. Miss Sarah Duling, a trained nurse, has been nursing her.

The improvements to the Hermitage Hotel, including a heating and water system, is about completed. C C Arbogast, the well known Keyser plumber, had the contract for this work. Mr Schaeffer, the proprietor, has in the last few months, spent about $4,000 on improvements to his hotel, and it will here after be a $2.00 house.

Last Tuesday evening the acetylene plant in Hamstead Bro's store at Maysville exploded, the cause being leaking gas. O B Hamstead, who has charge of the store, was badly burned. The plant was in the wareroom, and so great was the explosion that it tore the wareroom door to pieces and broke all the large windows in the front part of the store.

Atty. Chas Ritchie and wife, of Keyser, were here over night on their return from a visit to Pendleton county.

We understand Lahmansville will have a roller flour mill in the near future.

Clarence Arbogast is completing the water work in A W Harper's home this week

Dice Harper left for Chicago last week Saturday, accompanied by A V Wilson of Moorefield.

Mrs Ernest Bowman of Franklin spent Monday night in town the guest of Mrs Minnie Sloan.

Mrs Susan Arbogast who has been visiting her sister, Mrs A W Harper, of Durgon, returned to her home in Davis last Saturday

Mr and Mrs Seymour Fisher made a flying trip to Cumberland this week.

Mrs T S Welton entertained a number of her friends at dinner Wednesday

Dr J B Grove left Tuesday for Cumberland with Hobart Groves, son of Boss Groves, where he will be operated on in one of the hospitals.

Press of Dec 12

Mrs Mary M McNemar, wife of B F McNemar, of Kanawha Station, Wood county, but formerly of Mineral county, died November 27, 1913, and was laid to rest in the family graveyard. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss.

Mrs J N Judy who has been ill for the past two weeks is much better at this time

Mrs O M Smith entertained a few of her lady friends at her rooms at The Hermitage Monday night

Mrs Will Smith, of Keyser, and Mrs Frank Borror, of Glebe, who spent a few days here visiting their sister, Mrs H A Alt, returned to their homes the first of the week.

The Bond Bro's saw mill, located at Wilsonia, was destroyed by fire Saturday night

Mr Edgar N Shobe and Miss Ethel G Kimble, were married Wednesday evening at the home of J W Gum, by Rev S G Thomas. After the ceremony was performed, refreshments were served.

Jesse Idleman of Scherr has accepted a position as clerk in The People's Store. Mr Idleman will move his family here soon and will occupy John Groves' house near the depot

A horse driven by Mrs Willis Taylor and little son ran away Saturday. The child was thrown from the buggy and severely hurt. Mrs Taylor jumped from the buggy and was not injured

Jno Ed Frye spent Monday night on town on his way to Cumberland

Mrs B J Baker whose illness we noted last week is getting along nicely and her early recovery is expected by her many friends

Examiner of Dec 4

Miss Sallie Miller, of Keyser, spent last Thursday night here.

D S Branson, one of Lost River's well known citizens, it laying critically ill at his home, at this time and little hopes are entertained for his recovery.

Jas A Clinedinst was selected by the council as Sargent, at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Mr and Mrs Dan Huffman of Keyser spent a few days last week visiting Mrs Huffman's parents, Mr and Mrs D L Wilson

MARRIED, At the U B Parsonage at Mathias, by Rev Geo A McGuire, Harry Wilson and Josie Kile, both of this county.

Mrs H C Baker and daughter Mary Bond left this morning for Baltimore where they will spend a short time and from there go to Charles Town to make an extended visit.

Capt. W J Fultz, one of Hardy counties esteemed citizens, died at his home near Mathias, this week, very suddenly. Capt Fultz was near 80 years old and was very active for one of that age.

B B McMechen left for his home at Glendale Sunday morning, after a ten days business trip here. Mrs Mcmechen returned last Thursday

Mrs Ernest Bowman of Franklin spent Sunday here with her sister, Mrs H L Gamble on her way home from a visit to Mrs Grimm, at Tarkio, Mo

We have just learned that Dick Berry died last week at the County Home. He had been in bad health for some time.

Jos Evans came up from Cumberland this week and is spending a few days with his family here.

Rev Chas D Gilkeson returned Saturday evening from Springfield where he spent a week preaching

M M Bean left last week for a visit to his sister Mrs Bauserman at Woodstock

Examiner of Dec 11

Banty Cunningham writes us to send his paper to Patterson Calif, where he is now located on an alfalfa ranch and is getting along fine. He says they cut six times a year.

The water system in A W Harper's home at Durgon has been completed and now Mr Harper has everything modern and convenient.

Miss Hallie Kuykendall, a trained nurse of Winston-Salem, NC, has been called to New York to nurse her brother, Rev Isaac Kuykendall.

Miss Susie Welton, of Williamsport, spent a few days here last week visiting friends and relatives

Miss Marie Inskeep has been right much indisposed the past week with tonsillitis

Reed Williams has been suffering with blood poison on his hand for several weeks

Alfred Allen, son of F P Allen and Miss Anna Ruckman, both of Shanks, were quietly married at the home of the bride, Nov 26. They are spending their honeymoon in Eastern cities.

John W Gilkeson and A D Wood, of this place, and John Shell, of Lost City, left Tuesday for Martinsburg where they are serving in the US Jury.

Mrs R L Knee, Miss Jemima Rogers and Miss Christian went to Keyser this week. Arnold Sites took them down in his auto

Mr and Mrs J S Gamble and Mrs Ida Wood left yesterday morning for Texas. They will spend the winter in the west.

Mrs Jas W McNeill is quite ill at her home here.

Mr and Mrs Ken VanMeter, Mrs Minnie Sloan and Mrs Kate Harness of Petersburg spent last Saturday in Moorefield shopping.

J D Wood and daughter went to Cumberland this morning, where Mr Wood will take treatment. Mr Wood's leg seems to be improving.


Mrs J P Arnold is on a visit to her daughters, Mrs Grace Arnold, of Keyser, and Mrs Sadie Ray, of Piedmont

Misses Otie B Ludwick, Grace and Zennie Duling and Mrs J O Watson were visiting the Misses Hallie and Nera Roderick last Sunday

District Supt. D C Arnold of Elk Garden, visited Hartmonsville school last Thursday

Several persons from here attended the funeral of Mrs Bettie Hilkey, at Laurel Dale last Sunday

Mrs R H Anderson and daughter, Miss Pearl, of Emoryville, were calling on friends here last Sunday

The Hartmonsville Debating Society will debate the question, "The signs of the times portray the fall of the Republic" next Saturday night.

Mr D W Idleman, of Empire, attended the debate last Saturday night, and made a strong argument in favor of Woman Suffrage.

Mr D V Junkins, of Emoryville, took dinner with ye scribe last Sunday

Miss Ella Hockman, teacher of the Wabash school, and Mr Bert Ervin visited at Mr Wm Shillingburg's last Sunday.

Mr J B Nash returned from a soliciting trip to Laneville and vicinity last Monday. He reports business a little dull.

Messrs P A Dixon and Russell Likens have divided the Hopewell Farm. The former getting the northern part, the latter the southern part. Mr D G Martin of Antioch was the surveyor.

Mr Ed Shillingburg of Mt Storm is building a porch for S R Duling

Mr J O Watson, our school teacher, leaves for a weeks vacation to his home at Three Churches, Hampshire county, next Tuesday

E're another issue of The Tribune, Christmas will have passed into history. To the editor, correspondents and readers of The Tribune we wish "A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year"

It is said that Abram's Creek Coal Co will build fifty houses next spring. The company has just finished a large hotel. J C Shillingburg is proprietor.



We are having some good winter at present, which pleases the farmers who have been butchering.

Mr Willie Flanagan was a business visitor to Keyser Saturday

Rev Mrs Wilson and Miss Bessie Warnick spent Thursday evening with Mrs S A Trask.

Mr and Mrs Geo Harriott of Wappacoma were pleasant visitors at Mrs I D Taylor's Sunday

Mr H C Dawson is spending a few days with relatives near Bloomington

The revival at Centenary closed Sunday night. Mr Wilson gave some excellent sermons during the week

Misses Ida Broadwater, Bessie Warnick, Lena Dawson, Minnie Rinehart and Messrs Evers Umstot and Eldridge Sites spent a very pleasant day with Miss Alda Sites Sunday

Master Sammie Smith is ill with tonsillitis. Dr Umstot is attending him.

Miss Grace Long and Chester Staggers were calling on Miss Ella Shipes Saturday evening

Mr Harry Cumberledge spent Saturday in Keyser

We are glad that Miss Damie Flanagan who recently underwent an operation at the Hoffman hospital is recovering rapidly and will soon be able to come home.

One of the children of Mr Albert Umstot is ill at present

Mr James Kuykendall spent Tuesday in Keyser

Miss Belle Flanagan is spending some time with Mrs J A Smith

Mr John Umstot is helping Mr Albert Umstot butcher today


Review of Dec 17th

Paul Williams spent Sunday in Keyser with friends

Miss Volunta Kump is visiting relatives in Elkins

Ira Pugh, of Monessen, Pa, is visiting his mother here

Ex-Sheriff A L Pugh, of Capon Bridge was in town Monday

Dick Stimmel, of Burlington, spent last Thursday night in town

John J Lehman left Saturday for Fairmont to spend several days

Vause Fox, of Kansas, is the guest of his brother, Ed Fox, at Wappocomo

Miss Wagner, of Hyndman, Pa, spent last week here with Miss Volunta Kump

Mrs Helen Moore left last week to visit her son, Edgar Moore, in North Carolina

Mr and Mrs John Vest, of Bedford City, Va, are guests of Mr and Mrs B T Racey

Miss Mollie Taylor left Saturday for a visit to her nephew, Earl Moss, near Cumberland

Mr and Mrs T H Keller of Beuna Vista, Va, visited Rev and Mrs H A Brown here last week

Miss Gyneth and Worth Shull have been spending several days with friends at Capon Bridge

Miss Glenna Crawford came home from Washington last Wednesday to spend the Christmas holidays

George Johnson of Canada arrived here last week to visit his parents, Mr and Mrs G H Johnson up the river

Rev R E L Strider, rector of the Episcopal church of Keyser will preach in St Stephens Church here next Sunday, the 21st, morning and evening. Rev G A Gibbons will preach for Mr Strider that day.

Review of Dec 17th

Miss Kate French is home for the week's end

Miss Esther Thomas is visiting Miss Lucy Blue

Misses Hallie, Lou and Ma? Kuykendall arrived here from Nyack, NY last Wednesday with their brother, June, who is very ill at the home of his sister, Mrs C J Blue

Mr and Mrs N B Guthrie left Thursday to spend the remainder of the winter in Ashville

Mr and Mrs Charles Kiser, of Alaska, spent Sunday with the Misses Kiser here

The people of Usebia and Frankfort congregations gave Mr and Mrs Earle a surprise Friday night by a hearty pounding.

Mrs Dickens and son, Walter, of Levels, motored over and spend Sunday afternoon with Mr and Mrs B A Poland


Fire Sunday afternoon gutted the Berkeley Club, which occupies a three story brick building on West St, Martinsburg. The flames originated in the furnace room and it was only after an hour's stubborn fight that they were gotten under control. The interior of the building was wrecked. The building is owned by Mrs Sallie C Lemen. The loss of the structure is between $5,000 and $6,000 and is fully insured. The club furnishings are ruined, the loss being between $1,500 and $2,000 and partially insured. The Berkeley Club is the leading social organization of Martinsburg, its membership being composed of a number of prominent men. When the fire broke out, the annual memorial services of the Martinsburg Lodge of Elks was being held in the Elks building adjoining. The exercises were brought to an abrupt close.

Grafton-But one iron bar, an inch in diameter, stood between Zara Lewis, the negro at Simpson, and sentenced to life imprisonment and his companion, who was a convicted white man of Weston on his way to Moundsville Penitentiary, when Sheriff Bennett found them Friday morning, making a way to saw a way out of the county jail here. The men had both got clear of their cells and were at work on the windows whose barred apertures form a dividing line between confinement and liberty.

Parkersburg-Adjudged guilty of contempt of court for failure to pay alimony to his wife, Maurice Knox, until recently a minister in Wirt county, now a private in the regular army, was sentenced yesterday to three months in jail and a fine of $50 by Circuit Court Judge McDougal. Knox came here on a furlough to attend his father's funeral and was arrested at the instance of his wife, who claimed that he owed $100 alimony, but secured his release on promise to pay and then got out of the jurisdiction of the court and joined the army. He appeared in court in regulation army uniform. Unless he secures his release soon, Knox will be branded as a deserter.

Mayor W E Weimer, of Davis, has issued a proclamation for the annual municipal election to be held Jan 1, at which time a mayor, recorder and five councilmen will be elected. The voters will also decide the question "For Cows Running at Large" and "Against Cows Running at Large" which will be printed on the official ballots.

Charles Town-E Graham Wilson, who was recently convicted of criminal assault, has made an assignment for the benefit of his creditors. It is said his assets will amount to about $15,000 and his liabilities about $25,000.

James Vanscovy, aged 35 years, an Italian miner employed by the Kroger Coal Co at the McWhorter mine, near Clarksburg, was instantly killed at 9 o'clock Friday morning when he was caught under a fall of slate. Vanscovy had finished loading a car and Jasper Payne, a driver, had entered the room to take the loaded car out when the fall occurred. He saw the fall hit Vanscovy and notified other men working in the same passage. The fall was removed from off the body of Vanscovy, but he was dead.

Ronceverte-Thomas H Fleshman, 73 years old, is dead near Blue Sulphur Springs. He was leading fifer in the band of the 22nd Virginia Regiment, Confederate Army.

The many friends of Fred Martin, a lawyer of Grafton, will be pained to know that he is lying at the point of death from Bright's disease. Mr Martin is one of the leading lawyers of the Taylor county bar and during Mr Browns first campaign for congress served as the chairman of his congressional committee.


It is reported several young mountaineers recently erected a moonshine distillery along the banks of the Capon river, only about three miles from this place, and have been operating the establishment regularly. It is rumored that they have moved back into the mountains. It matters not where they are, they should be caught and given the punishment due them. That is the opinion of the residents of this town. It is said that it will not be difficult to apprehend these fellows. They are not of the fighting kind and any officer who is a good sprinter should be able to bag his game.

Robbers Friday morning last blew the safe in the general store of the Buxton & Landstreet Co, at Weaver, a mining hamlet nine miles from Elkins, and stole $1,700. They also secured a quantity of stamps from the postoffice in the same building. From a description sent out by the Elkins police, an Italian who did not give his name, was arrested at Grafton Saturday morning, suspected of being one of the robbers who blew the safe and robbed the postoffice at Weaver. He was searched by the local police, but nothing on an incriminating nature was found. He was held waiting the arrival of the Elkins police. He stated he was a traveling salesman.


Sheriff Theodore Barker, of Monongalia county, today turned over to the State $326, and to the county $4,000, the amounts found to be due from him after the audit by the State Tax Commissioners. The amount was paid without suit. The Tax Commissioner also audited the accounts of the present and ex-sheriffs of Calhoun county, but when informed of the shortage, turned over $380, and Sheriff C A Jarvis, $435.


N E Corley, aged 48, was found dead in a hut near Harding today. The coroner's jury decided he had been frozen to death. Corley, who was a recluse has more than $6,000 on deposit in a local bank. He had been dead for four or five days.



Rev Edgar Harrison Showacre, of Baltimore, pastor of the Rawlings circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore Conference, and Miss Elsie May Gerstell, daughter of Eugene Gertsell, Gerstell, W Va, seventeen miles south of Cumberland, were married yesterday morning. Rev Joseph Dawson, pastor of the Centre Street Methodist Episcopal Church, this city, officiating. Millard Nagle, Baltimore, was best man, and Miss Anna Gerstell, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. After the wedding breakfast served at the Gerstell home, Mr and Mrs Showacre left on their honeymoon trip to the East.-Cumb News.


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Grafton W Va

In an interview today Col John T McGraw, Democratic National Committeeman, of this city, denied having stated in Huntington that "most of the progressive suffragettes would be found to have unclean and untidy homes" but said he was opposed to women voting. He said "the province of a woman is in the home, and when she goes outside she is beyond the pale of her legitimate domain. She should have representation on school or hospital boards or on any almsgiving institutions and in matters pertaining to the public morals, but I am not in favor of women being allowed to vote. When she gets into public activities she is outside her domain of usefulness and into the province of men. It unsexes her and causes a lack of the respect which man has for women even beyond the line of chivalry and lessens the charm of life which is of most benefit to womankind."


The failure to select a man for dean of the law school of W Va University is said to have caused so much dissatisfaction among the under graduate body of the school that a strike is threatened. In as much as the law school is supported by public taxation and not by fees paid by the students the strike talk is rather cheeky, but would it do much harm if the law school was shut down for a year or two or four or six or eight? W Va already has more lawyers than the traffic will bear, and more of them are being ground out each year. So would it not be better to shut off the production until the demand can catch up with the supply? It is no disparagement of their abilities or dignity to say that most of the law students at the university would be better off if they were learning mechanical or industrial arts or how to make two blades of grass grow where one weed is now growing. There is more need of scientific training in the liberal arts and agriculture than in the professions. The latter are over crowded, there is always room in the others. Parkersburg Sentinel.


F H Graham, of Parsons, has purchased the Reed farm of ten acres which is located on the Oldtown road near Cumberland. It is the intention of Mr Graham to devote his attention to the rearing of fine poultry and to truck farming. Mr Graham is the foreman of the wood room in the plant of the Parsons Pulp and Paper Company at Parsons.


Elkins-Mrs Mattie J Harris, of this city, was run down by a car on the Elkins Railway this afternoon and had her legs cut off just above the knee. She was taken to the Davis Memorial Hospital succumbing about two hours after the accident without regaining consciousness.


Report of the Eureka School for the second month beginning Nov 17, 1913 and ending December 12, 1913. Number of pupils enrolled this month 32. Average daily attendance 27. Percent of attendance 93.

Those present everyday are Bertha Borror, Faye Morrison, Mabel Sears, George Schell, Lewis Schell, Walton Borror, Leslie Liller, Paul Sears and James Morrison.

--Bertha R Urice


Has opened a branch post office with the Tribune Company, and we this week are publishing letters to him. We shall receive all letters, publish them in the paper and send copies to him, and hope that every good wish be supplied.

Dear Santa Clause-
I am a little girl 9 years old. I go to school every day, have nearly two miles to walk to school. I like my teacher fine. I will tell you what I want for Christmas. I want a raincoat, a pair of mittens, 2 ½ yds black hair ribbon, some handkerchiefs. A gum ball, that is all. I am going to have a Christmas tree in my home this year. My little schoolmate is writing you a letter too. Goodbye.
From your little friend,
Pearl O Feaster,
Purgittsville, Wva

Dec 2, 1913
Dear Old Santa-
I am a little girl nine (9) years old. I live near Purgittsville and in Hampshire county. I go to school every day. I want you to bring me a doll, a bracelet, a ring and a blue ribbon for my cat. I like to wash dishes and help my Mama, as well as I like to come to school. We are going to have a "Christmas tree" in our home this Xmas. I have six brothers and five sisters. My little school mate is writing to you too. Please bring me what I want. I am not asking for much, so hope you bring me what I ask for this time.
Your little friend,
Nellie G Huffman
Purgittsville, W Va

Keyser W Va
Dec 15, 1913
Dear Santa Clause-
As I see so many letters from the little folks I will write one too. Now Santa if you will bring me a little express wagon, and call at 151 Argyle St, put my grandfather in it and bring along so I can black his eyes I will ask for no more. I am a little boy six years old.
Wilbert Davis
Bridgewater, Va

No 2
Dear Santa Claus-
Please bring me a toy train, a rubber ball, a top and some candy, nuts and oranges. I am a little boy six years old.
Douglas Cannon
Burlington, W Va

Dear Santa Claus-
I want you to bring me a kimona and a pair of skates and a pair of bedroom slippers and a sewing box. I am 11 years old.
Gladys Likins
Burlington, W Va

Dear Santa Claus-
Please bring me a raincoat, a big doll, a pair of rubbers, a kimona, a pair of bedroom slippers, also some candy, nuts and oranges. I am a little girl eight years old.
Your friend,
Gay Cannon
Burlington, W Va

Keyser W Va
Dec 15, 1913
Dear Santa Claus-
I want a doll, blackboard and books. I am a little girl 11 years old. From
Myrtle Berry
322 Welch St
Keyser, W Va

Falling Waters, W Va
Dec 15, 1913
Dear Santa Claus-
I am a little girl 12 years old. I go to school every day. Now Santa Claus I will tell you what I want for Christmas. I want some candy, nuts and oranges. I would like to have a doll, a stove, a set of dishes and iron, a doll bed, a picture book and some pretty things for my Christmas tree, a little red table cloth, a dozen of chairs, a rocker and anything else that is nice for me. Good Bye, Santa,
Della Cole
Falling Waters
Don't forget our teacher.

Falling Waters, W Va
Dec 15, 1913
Dear Santa Claus-
I am twelve years old. I go to school every day. Please bring me a big doll, a story book, a ring and a school satchel, some candy and nuts. Our teachers name is Mrs Amanda Bane; we all love her very much, she is a very nice teacher, don't forget to bring her a new black board and some nice books. Good Bye Santa.
Anna Treese
P S-I go to bed at 8 o'clock


Keyser W Va
Dec 16, 1913
Dear Santa Claus-
Please bring me a doll and a doll carriage, a bureau, a dozen chairs, a trunk full of doll clothes, a watch, a bracelet, a little locket, a doll bed, a table, a red tablecloth, a cupboard and lots of candy and nuts. Don't forget my mother and father. I am a little girl 9 years old.|
Yours very truly,
Bertie Fleek
Fountain, W Va

Dec 15, 1913
Dear Santa Claus-
Will you please bring me a baby doll, a baby buggy, a doll house, a little rocking chair, little stove, a bed, a trunk, an organ, a bracelet, a table, a set of dishes, a little cupboard, a ring, a bureau and lots of candy and nuts. I am a little girl eight years old. I live in the country. Don't forget my mother and father.
Yours very truly,
Marguerite Steedman
Keyser, W Va

Hartmonsville, W Va
Dec 15, 1913
Dear Santa Claus-
I am a little boy nine years old. I go to school every day and like my teacher. Please bring me a wagon, a sled, hobby-horse, some candy and nuts and an orange.
Your little friend,
Charles Nash

Hartmonsville W Va
Dec 10, 1913
Dear Santa Claus-
I am a little boy six years old. I go to school and learn my book. My teacher told me that I must write you a letter and so I am trying to do my best. I want you to bring me a wagon, a dog, a hobby horse, a big sack of candy, some nuts, and an orange. Hoping you will not forget to bring my toys, I am,
Your little friend,
Harry Kitzmiller

Hartmonsville, W Va
Dec 15, 1913
Dear Santa-
I am a little girl seven years old. I want you to bring me a doll and a doll carriage, a ring, a locket, some candy and nuts. Hoping you will come Christmas Eve, I am,
Your little girl,
Edna Burgess

Hartmonsville W Va
Dec 15, 1913
Dear Santa Clause-
I am a little girl nine years old. Please bring me a doll, a little doll-bed, and some candy and nuts. I go to school every day and learn my lessons. Hoping you will not forget to visit me Christmas Eve. I remain,
Your little friend,
Leota Evans

Hartmonsville W Va
Dec 15, 1913
Dear Santa Claus-
I am eight years old. I want a Christmas tree. I like my teacher, he is a big man. I am in the second reader. I want some nuts and candy and a top. I want a drum and a flag and a gun. I want a little toy wagon and a dog. There is 29 boys and girls in the school. I like to snowball the boys. I get hit sometimes. I don't cry. Good bye. From
Marvin Shillingburg

Hartmonsville W Va
Sunday, Dec 15, 1913
Dear Santa,
I am a little girl nine years old and I go to school and I want you to please bring me a doll that looks just like a real baby, and a set of furniture and a book that has stories about fairies in it and some candy and nuts and oranges and that is all for myself. Bring Dr and Mrs Lantz something and bring mamma and papa something nice too. I stay with Dr and Mrs Lantz.
Your little friend,
Stephana Dixon

Dear Santa-
Please bring me a muff and a bracelet and a Bible and a nice box of candy.
Virgie Staggs
Knobley View Farm
Keyser W Va
Dec 15, 1913

Dear Santa-
Please bring me a big doll that goes to sleep and a set of dishes and a little knife, fork and spoon and a little dog and some candy and some peanuts and some cakes. I am a little girl 4 years old.
Ida Mae Ellifritz
New Creek, West, Va
Dec 15, 1913

Burlington W Va
Dear Old Santa-
You will please bring me a pair of skates and a writing desk, 1 coach to fit my friction engine and a Christmas tree, and all the candies and nuts that you can spare.
Yours Respectfully
F D Hines

Keyser, Dec 17, 1913
Dear Santy-
I am a good little boy and used to go to school. I want a hairbrush and comb of light color to match my hair, a dozen marbles, a Barlow knife and a drum.
Bryce Hardy
481 St Cloud St

Keyser W Va
Dec 17, 1913
Dear Santa Claus-
Please send me a horn, drum, candy, nuts, oranges, train of cars. This is all for this time. I am a little boy four years old.
From your little boy,
Elwood Shaffer
322 Welch St

Charles Town

It has been rumored that Hon J J Cornwell, of Romney, will oppose Hon William G Brown, the present member of Congress from the Second District, for a renomination. While the rumor has gone around for weeks, it is said to be without foundation. Hon J Sloan Kuykendall of Romney will be one of the applicants for Assistant District Attorney under the new United States District Attorney. Mr Kuykendall has been very active for the Democracy since he attended his majority and is well known in Jefferson county, where he has made a number of political speeches in the past eight years. He was Democratic elector from the Second district last year, was at one time chairman of the County Committee for Hampshire county, and has been on the Congressional Committee from his county for several years.

Washington DC

National Committeeman John T McGraw and a party from Wheeling have been here all day working in behalf of the candidacy of General Thomas S Riley for district attorney for northern district of W Va, for which position Stuart W Walker, of Martinsburg, has been endorsed by Senator Chilton. Colonel McGraw has been for some time a supporter of General Riley for this position and every effort was made today to strengthen his candidacy. In the party which spend the day working for General Riley were Archie W Paul, James W Ewing, J B Handlan, George J Mathison and John O Pendleton, of Wheeling and J O Simpson of Moundsville.


Shipments of W Va coal and coke over the Norfolk and Western Railway for the month of November announced to 3,597,002 tons, of which 93,036 tons were coke. The amount of Pocahontas coal was 2,383,308 tons and all the coke was from this field. The balance of the monthly shipments came from Tug River, Thacker and Kenova.


A well dressed young man, giving the name of Stanhope Ordway Crane, who was recently a patient in a sanitarium at Towson, Md, walked into a local police station last night and handed P S Philips, chief clerk of the detective bureau, a summons which he wanted served on President Wilson.
The summons read:
"I hereby command you, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, to arrest each and every doctor of medicine in the United States on three distinct charges of crime to wit: Perjury, treason and conspiracy against the rights and life of a man."
Crane is from Kingwood W Va and his father has been wired for. He was placed in an asylum here for observation.


Notice is hereby given that there are before me for settlement the following accounts:

Alfred Ridgely and J W Ridgely, Executors of Charles Ridgely, deceased

Alice K Hartley, Administratix of Benjamin Haines, deceased

Samuel V Ward, Executor of C C Bosley, deceased

J T Jordan, Guardian for John D Jordan

H L Arnold, Executor of Henry J Fleek, deceased

I H Offner, Administrator of J W Wagoner, deceased

These accounts will be taken up for settlement ten days after the convening of the regular January 1914 term of the County Court of Mineral county.

William MacDonald
Commissioner of Accounts

The mayor and city council of Piedmont is considering a proposition from the Piedmont Water Works Company looking to the city assuming control of the water system.


BORN, unto Mr and Mrs Roy Warner, Dec. 13, 1913, a son

No better place in town to buy groceries than at Crist's

Mrs James Gross of Cumberland, was here Tuesday, the guest of Mrs John Hardy, and attended the L A of the B of R T installation and banquet.

For New Xmas goods visit I M Long's store

Mr and Mrs J L Robinson went to Mannington last Saturday where today they took part in the family reunion and the celebration of the golden wedding of Mr Robinson's parents.

Grapefruit and grapes can be found at Crist's grocery

Bright's Harness Shop just received a large assortment of Buggy and Automobile Lap Robes, Horse Blankets and Genuine Wilburn Saddles that would make useful pleasing Xmas gifts to a friend.

Most useful goods and something new. I M Long

Miss Beulah McNemar who has been busily engaged in Lyceum work in North Carolina is now touring Mississippi

On Dec 4 she read at the Meridian Colleges which are two of the largest colleges in Mississippi

Useful and attractive Christmas presents are sold by D Long and Son

Mr Carter Long was in the city over Sunday

Mr E A Russell is in Philadelphia on business

Mr N U Bond of Oakland was here Tuesday

W B Connell was a Cumberland visitor Tuesday

Mrs John Bush was in Cumberland Thursday

Anything, everything and at all prices at Nefflen's

Mr J C Liller is on a business trip to Baltimore

Mr and Mrs J T Crawford are in Washington DC

Mr Parmer Paris has returned from a trip to Baltimore

Shoes, light and dark, light and heavy, D Long & Son

Mrs J G Wolfe is confined to her home and is quite ill

W H Griffith left yesterday for Martinsburg on business

Mr H C Koelz of Fayettesville, NC, is at home on a visit

Miss Dagmar Hansen of Elkins is the guest of Miss Lucy Trask

Miss May Long is home from an extended visit to Baltimore

Mr Paul Davis was in Oakland Tuesday to attend the ball game

Mrs Mollie Jones and Miss May Davis were in Piedmont on Tuesday

Miss Eva Filler of Franklin is visiting her mother here for the holidays

Mr and Mrs I L Matlick paid Cumberland a visit Wednesday

Mrs Oda Fink of Cumberland was visiting Mrs J M Wolfe on Tuesday

Miss Mabel Babb of Martin has been a visitor in the city for a few days

Mrs D L Lawson has returned from a visit to relatives at Philadelphia

Mr J C Welton of Alaska has been visiting friends here for a few days

Mrs A J Boor was in Johnstown, Pa, over Sunday to hear Billy Sunday

Miss Laura Lauck and Mrs Arza Furbee were in Cumberland yesterday

Miss Canstance Davis has been a few days visiting her cousin at Cumberland

Mr and Mrs E M Stallings and son are on a visit to relatives near Flintstone

Miss Lou Paris was in Westernport Tuesday the guest of Rev and Mrs Patrick

Mr Dennis Alderton of Pennsylvania has returned home after a visit to his parents

Mr and Mrs F J Maxwell of Towson, Md, are visiting Dr and Mrs M H Maxwell

Mrs D P Davis left Tuesday for Pittsburgh to spend the holidays with home folks

Mr Leon Wilson of the Prep school left Wednesday for Dobbin to spend the holidays

Mr Frank Parish who has been at Elkins with his son for some time is here on a visit

Miss Clara Hutton of Petersburg has returned to her home after a visit here with friends

The Rev's G A Gibbons and R E L Strider will exchange pulpits on Saturday December 21st.

Mr and Mrs Henry Hoffman and Miss Elizabeth Hoffman paid Cumberland a visit Thursday

Miss Grace Davis and Mr Robert Davis were in the city Tuesday visiting their sisters

F M Willison and family, accompanied by Mrs J W Leatherman motored to Cumberland last Monday

Mr J W Taylor of Purgittsville dropped in to see us yesterday. We are always glad to see our old friend

Mr and Mrs John T Sincell were in Oakland Monday to attend the funeral of Mr Edward Sincell, their nephew

Dr F L Baker and Perry Biser of Burlington were in town Wednesday on their way to and from Cumberland

Mrs Ada Marshall, the installing officer of the L A of the B of R T, returned Wednesday to her home at Philadelphia

Frank Hutchinson of New York City was here the first of the week and took his little son home with him for a few weeks visit

Mr Walter Argenbright and wife of Harrisonburg, Va, are visiting his sister, Mrs W C Crist, James street, on their way to Toledo, Ohio.

Mrs J W Wolford came home Wednesday from Cumberland, where she has been in the hospital. We are pleased to learn that she is getting much better.


There will be a box social and festival at the Fairview School on Friday evening December 26, 1913. All are very cordially invited to attend. Ladies are requested to bring boxes.


The names of those that will close their places of business during the exercises of the Community Christmas Tree, as published in our first page, was not complete, and the following should be added: E R Connell, T H Davis, W F Evans, C C Clevenger, M H Smith, E E Warden, T B Rogers Son, R W Nine.

Sunday school 9:45 am
Morning worship 11:00am

At this service there will be a Christmas sermon by the pastor. Subject: "Immanuel" There will be special music by the choir. At 7:30 pm the Sunday school will render its Christmas service consisting of songs by the school and recitations and songs by the primary department. The orchestra will furnish music at this service. The public is cordially invited to attend all these services.

H F Baughman, Pastor

Sunday December 21, 1913

Christmas Services

11 am-Christmas sermon by the pastor

7 pm-Epworth League

8 pm-The following musical program will be rendered:

Anthem-"O'er the Hills of Bethlehem" Shelly

The Choir

Duet-"Room in My Heart for Thee" Wilson

Miss Vossler and Mr Clemm

Anthem-"Star of the Orient" Shelly

The Choir

Silent Night---The Choir


Sunday Dec 21, 1913

7:30 pm

Prelude-by the orchestra

Opening Chorus-Christmas Songs of Long Ago


Merry Christmas to All

Chiming Bells

Notice, followed by an offering

Sing for Joy



The First Noel

The Christmas Night

A Christmas Card

An orchestra consisting of 14 will render the above musical program, lead by Prof. W H McIlwee.

The public is cordially invited

M H Keen, Pastor


There will be divine services in Emmanuel church on Sunday, Dec 21st, St Thomas' Day, as follows:

Sunday School, Mr C M Miller, Supt., 9:45 am

Morning prayer and sermon at 11 o'clock

Evening prayer and sermon at 7:30 o'clock

The Rev George A Gibbons, Rector at St Stephens church, Romney, will officiate at both services.

On Christmas Day there will be an early celebration of the Holy Communion at 8 o'clock, and morning prayer with sermon by the Rector at 11 o'clock

The Christmas Sunday School exercises will be held in the church on Christmas night at 7:30 o'clock.

The public are most cordially invited to attend these services.

R E L Strider, Rector


Any letters to Santa Claus that comes too late for the paper this week will be sent direct to Santa, so if your letter is not in the paper you may feel sure we have attended to it.


A Christmas tree and entertainment will be held on Saturday night, Dec 27, at Duling church. A general good time will be had and everybody made welcome.


The Uniform Rank K of P are now assured that the Armory will be ready for use by Jan 15, and on or about that time their annual fair will be held. Hold yourselves in readiness for a good time.


A Good Roads Association has been organized at Moorefield, J William Gilkeson, cashier of the South Branch Valley National Bank, is president. George T Leatherman, president of the Hardy County Bank, vice president, and Sam A McCoy, secretary. A general meeting has been called for December 27.


There will be an entertainment at the Beaver Run School house Saturday night, Dec 20. A fine program will be rendered consisting of humorous dialogues and speeches. There will also be some fine violin, banjo and clarinet solos, after which will be a sale of fine home made candies. Opening at prompt 7:30 o'clock. Come one and all and enjoy the evening.



Markwood's Furniture Store has engaged Scribner's big auto truck to help deliver their Xmas goods. They have had a big Christmas trade. Good goods, useful presents, prices right. They have also had a nice trade from Piedmont and the surrounding country. They still have plenty of nice Xmas goods and invite the trade to call and see what they have. Not too late yet, everything will be delivered in time for everyone to go to the Community Christmas Tree.



The following is the program adopted by the Community Christmas Tree Committee for the Community Christmas Tree services on Christmas Eve:

All of the school children with their teachers and the adult singers are requested to meet at the High School building at seven o'clock sharp. The Church bells and school bells to begin ringing at that hour and to continue until 7:30. The Band will meet at the school building and will march with the school children and singers, preceded by Uncle Sam and Santa Claus with their children and presents, and the Boy Scouts as a body guard, down Mineral street to Piedmont street, along Piedmont St to Main St, down Main St to Armstrong street, up Armstrong street to the Tree. Arrival at the Tree the assembly call will be sounded and music by the Band.

Invocation, By Rev F H Havenner

"Joy to the World" Sung by the adult singers and school children with the Band

The whole assembly is requested to join in this and other hymns and carols, except "Silent Night" which will be sung by the school children alone.

Presentation of the Tree on behalf of the committee

Taylor Morrison, Esq

"Silent Night"

By the School children and Band

Acceptance of Tree

Judge F M Reynolds

"All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name"

By the entire assembly

Selection by the Band

"O Come All Ye Faithful"


Mrs Hester A Hartman celebrated her 86 birthday at her home with her son on B street, Keyser W Va, Dec 9, 1913. All six of her children that are still living were present besides many of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Those of her children that were present were: David C Hartman, of Rada, Dennis D Hartman, Purgittsville; Mrs C H Biser, Burlington; James A Hartman, Junction; Mrs H J Weller and O R Hartman of Keyser. Each brought a basket filled with good things and prepared a dinner, which was greatly enjoyed by all present. The old lady who is very deaf was presented with an Ear Trumpet by her children and grandchildren which added much to her pleasures for the day as she should converse more easily with them all. After spending a most enjoyable day all departed for their homes wishing that it be Gods will their aged mother may be spared to spend many more birthdays with them.-Written by one who was present.

Office in the Gaston building, over
Dr Edgell and Yeakley's Offices.
Main St, Keyser W Va

Office opposite Reynolds Hotel
Phone Calls-Office 32w

Orchard, Farm, Mineral
And Timber Lands
Keyser W Va-C&P Phone 132k

Surveyor & Engineer
Retracing old lines a specialty
Room 6, Law Building
Keyser W Va

For Croup or sore throat, use Dr Thomas' Electric Oil. Two sizes, 25c and 50c. At all drug stores.

Funniest thing out-most of the Christmas shoppers do not know that Nefflen occupies two floors with his immense holiday display. Look for the upstairs

Everything new for Xmas at I M Long's

You want the best value you
Can get for your money, don't you?
Most folks come here for that.
They know we can give more and they
Know we have been in the habit of
Doing it ever since we started in business.
We give S and H Green Trading Stamps


The annual meeting of the stockholders of Twigg Orchard Company, a corporation, will be held at the Company's office in Keyser, W Va, on December 20, 1913, at ten o'clock am, for the election of directors and the transaction of such other business as may properly come before said meeting.
V W Twigg


DOANS REGULETS are recommended by many who say they operate easily, without griping and without bad after effects. 25c at all drug stores.

If you want to see the greatest line of goods ever shown in Keyser at living prices go to GREENWADE'S

A fine assortment of game boards at NEFFLEN'S

Useful and attractive Christmas presents are sold by D LONG & SON

Wonderland! A real fairyland of Christmas gifts displayed at NEFFLEN'S

Christmas goods in every variety can be found at D LONG & SON'S

NEFFLEN'S stock of art pictures is the finest he has ever had in stock-To see them is to buy.


For the best oysters in Keyser go to GREENWADE'S


Nuts of all kinds? Yes, CRIST has them nice and fresh.

Dyspepsia is America's curse. To restore digestion, normal weight, good and health and purify the blood, use BURDOCK BLOOD BITTERS. Sold at all drug stores. Price $1.00

ROYAL BAKING POWDER has been found by the official examinations to be of the highest leavening efficiency, free from alum, and of absolute purity and wholesomeness.

Young lady, to please your gentleman friend, buy him a pair of those nobby suspenders for Christmas. D LONG & SON.


At the big night and day street clock where you can really get the
Diamonds from $10 up
Engraving Free
The Old Reliable Jeweler
Main St, Keyser W Va

Farm, two miles from Keyser. U G Workman, Keyser W Va

A good Christmas present is a nice Shetland pony. Dr F L Baker of Burlington has 46 of them.

I will be at the Reynolds Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from one until three o'clock pm. Mrs L M Kenniston, Manager

Miss Ida Crawford, Agent, SPIRELLA CORSET, as advertised in The Ladies Home Journal, Delineator, etc. 27 W Piedmont St, Phone 164-F