September 19,1913


JANUARY 3, 2003


Alonza Chaney of Spring Gap, Md, is visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs Isaac Chaney

Mrs A J Smith and daughter, Miss Belle, of Lavale Md, spent Sunday with her daughter Miss Edith Smith of this place

Capt John Ward, Passenger Conductor on the Western Maryland RR, and family, of Cumberland, are spending several days at the Frankfort Inn

Misses Mabelle and Florence Armstrong are visiting Mrs Robert Wilson of Pierce W Va

Mrs Cleveland Pyles and children, of Pattersons Creek, are visiting her mother, Mrs M H Hawkins

John E Broome is spending a few days with his son L J Broome in Alaska

The ladies of the Presbyterian church held a festival here last Friday and Saturday nights. It was well attended

Rowland and Brownlee Wilson, of Pierce, were visiting relatives here last week

Mrs Sarah Daniels, of Spring Gap, is visiting her daughter, Mrs R R Allen

The agents of the Home Comfort Range Co are in the neighborhood at present selling $83.00 ranges to people who have plenty of money to invest in a cooking stove. Of course, good ranges can be bought from local dealers for less money, but then we like to patronize strangers from a distance and also like to pay good prices for what we get.

Mr and Mrs Carl Adams of Keyser are visiting the family of J W Adams this week

Oliver J Dayton has a force of hands at work painting the Creek Bridge below town.

Mr and Mrs Leslie Pyles of Keyser are visiting relatives in Alaska

Life Insurance Agent Ritter, of Piedmont, was a business visitor in town the first of the week

R M Johnson is building a new stable, which adds to the convenience of his property

H L Weese, Deputy Game Warden, was a business visitor to Keyser on Monday


Miss Mary Gordon has returned from a pleasant visit to relatives at Madison Va

John E Arnold returned to Akron Ohio the first of this week

James Norman and family are at Gormania this week and will remain until next week

Wm Oates and family of Gormania will spend their vacation with Walter Bischoff in Ohio

There were two light frosts at Elk Garden last week and a heavy frost last Sunday morning. But little damage was done

Mrs Freeman Tasker and daughter, Mrs Bessie Eichelberger, of Pierce, visited friends here the first of this week. They moved away from here two years ago

Mrs Isaac E Oates returned last week from an extended visit to friends in Hampshire county. Her son, Lloyd, brought her home in his automobile

Justice Charles Ervin has rented a cottage on Cottage street and is now located in Elk Garden. Previous to this his office was at Blaine

Misses Bertha and Marie Darr of Westernport were the guests of Miss Sadie Spurling last week and returned home the first of this week

A birthday surprise party was given to the wife of Rev W W White last Monday evening. Mrs White was the recipient of some nice presents. Refreshments were served and all had a pleasant time. Rev W W White was at Emoryville conducting a revival meeting. Those present were: Mrs Myrtle Keim, Mrs S R Taylor, Mrs Mary Harris, Mrs John Davis, Mrs Maude Grant, Misses Mamie White and Cora Keim.

Ray Blackburn who works at Cumberland and is making good in ball playing, was home last week on a visit

The papers gave an account last week of the death of our esteemed citizen, George Bane, at his home near Sulphur, September 10, 1913. In his death we lose one of our landmarks. As these patriarchs pass away we lose connection with the past. Their memories are rich with the experiences of pioneer days. Mr Bane was a familiar figure in Elk Garden. He frequently came to town on horseback, would greet his acquaintances and sons at Bane Bro's store, make some little purchases and soon be on his way back home. The days of the years of his pilgrimage were four score and nine years. We shall miss him. He was a good man honored and beloved by his noble family and by all who knew him.

Baseball has taken on new life in this section, Elk Garden and Oakmont, are contesting for one hundred dollars, five games to be played. The first of the series was pulled off at Elk Garden last Saturday. Battery for Elk Garden was Grant and Blackburn, Fazenbaker and Reeves. The scores was 11 to 2 in favor of Elk. The next day at the Dodson ball park another game was played. The battery for Elk was S Kenny and Blackburn, for Oakmont, Cross and Reeves. The score was 18 to 4 in favor of Elk.

BORN, To Mr and Mrs Blake Dixon, September 14, 1913, a ten pound baby boy.

The funeral of Mr Elmer Sheetz mother at Keyser was attended by Mr and Mrs Elmer Sheetz, Mr and Mrs John Sheetz of Elk Garden, Mrs John Biller and Mr and Mrs Harry Sheetz of Pierce W Va


Grant County

  The southern part of Grant county is suffering with a severe drought at the present time. No rain has fallen for nearly three weeks and the absence of rain and hot sunshine is drying up the pastures. There are no fruit within the county. Never before in our long life have we known the fruit crop to be so near a failure. The corn crop is a fairly good one and we might say the same for the wheat and oats crop., but the potato crop is reported short. Garden vegetables are fairly good, but are suffering for the want of one.

  We are sorry that Uncle John in his sojourn at Petersburg was disappointed in discussing "Sam Peer's" experience at Charleston. But Uncle John should learn that the Jews and Gentiles have ceased to discuss their experience to strangers, and should take courage and should not think that he was in any manner slighted.

  We have a bit of history which happened back in the colonial days in the land of the free and the home of the brave., but are not able to furnish the authority at present for it. Possibly we have gotten it from Ridpath. But the facts as we saw them recorded are about as follows. Soon after the Plymouth colony had settled down to business a young man belonging to the colony was arrested for stealing corn from an Indian, and the following method of dealing with the case was proposed by one of the general assembly of the community called to adjudge punishment. Says he, "You'll all agree that one must die. This young mans clothes we will take off, and put upon one that is old and impotent: a sickly person that cannot escape death. Such is the disease on him confirmed, that die he must. Put the young mans clothes on this man, and let the sick person be hanged in the others stead." Amen, says one, and so shouted many more. Now if Uncle John will take notice, this method of disposing of criminals was exceedingly business like and practical, and well worthy of our ancient puritan ancestors, however inconvenient it may have been to the unfortunate substitutes. New Lights sometimes turn into dark lanterns.

  Long clouds of dust hang over the public roads like great armies were moving on them, but it is caused by the constant travel of the touring automobiles. If the drivers of these machines would talk less about the county officers and conditions of the roads and drive their machines with less speed, we poor devils who have to walk would not mind having to dodge the machines.


Mr Aaron Welton and daughter, Miss Carrie, of Piedmont, are here visiting relative

Harley Welton, of Keyser, is here visiting his grandparents, Mr and Mrs Geo B Barger

W E McBride of Old Fields was here over Sunday. While here he closed the deal for the sale of his property in this place to Martin Turner, Sr. Mr Turner will move his family here about November 1st.

Miss Nellie Smith left Friday for Parsons where she will teach this year. The Parsons School was fortunate in securing Miss Smith, as she is an excellent teacher, having been successful in her schoolwork.

The house guests of relatives at "Centennial Home" recently for Mr and Mrs C M Babb and daughter Edna, of Morgantown, and Mr and Mrs Paul Kennison ( Nee Lulu Babb) of Cleveland Ohio and Mrs D W Babb, and Mr and Mrs Geo T Carskadon and family and Mr and Mrs J T Little of Pittsburgh, and S M Babb, of Clarksburg.

Rev Wolf, who has been assisting Rev Smith in this field during the summer has returned to his home, and will shortly re enter school. Rev Wolf made many friends during his stay in the county, who wish him well in his work and predict for him a bright and useful future.

Mrs M A Parker came home Saturday from Keyser where she had spent a few days on her return from the sea shore.

Hon B J Baker left Tuesday for Davis where he will attend Winchester Presbytery. He drove over the mountain accompanied by Rev C D Gilkeson, of Moorefield.

Mrs Susan Arbogast, of Davis, is visiting her sister, Mrs A W Harper, of Durgon. Mr and Mrs Harper and Mrs Arbogast are on a visit to Moorefield and Old Fields this week

C C Marshal, of Williamsport, is ill with typhoid fever

BORN, to Mr and Mrs Firman Lewis, Monday, a son

Rev Miss Ida Judy left today for Dayton, Va, to take up her duties at the Shenandoah Collegiate Institute.

Miss Susie Welton, of Williamsport, is spending the week here among her many friends

Moorefield Examiner of 11th

Tom Williams is erecting a pumping station for the Hampshire Southern R R Co, near the bridge which crosses the Fork. Mr Williams has also contracted with the County Court to erect a concrete wall 175 feet long, at Buzzards Ford bridge. This wall is for the protection of the fill of water is washing the bank away and will soon be in behind the fill if not stopped.

Mrs Ralph Welch and children, who visited Mrs Sallie Chambers and other relatives for a week, left Monday for Cumberland, where they will make an extended visit.

Dr Paul Pierson of Washington spent Saturday night here and returned to Washington Sunday, accompanied by Miss Lola Price, who spent a week visiting her parents

Misses Genevieve and Mary McNeill who have been visiting here for some time, left Monday for Morgantown to enter school

Mrs McNeill will remain here for some time yet

Miss Helen Bowen left yesterday morning for Winchester where she will attend Ft Loudoun Seminary the coming winter

B B McMechen is erecting a handsome barn on the old Harness Farm below town. He is also having a concrete silo built.

Miss Alice Gamble who has been visiting her sister Mrs Cunningham in Kentucky returned to her home here last week.

Julian Gilkeson who has been at Richmond for some time arrived here last week and took charge of Chipley's Pharmacy

William and Jesse Fisher, Dixon Chipley, Phillip Inskeep, John Williams and Robt Gamble left this week for Romney, where they will attend Potomac Academy the coming winter

B Lehew Wood, who has been supplying a charge at Schell this summer is home on a visit

Rev A W Wood of Va, is visiting his parents Mr and Mrs B I Wood

Miss Marguerite Boggs, who visited here last week, left Friday for her home in Baltimore

Misses Kate and Olie Simmons of Hagerstown arrived Monday evening on a visit to their parents. They were accompanied by Miss Mabel Head.

Mrs Jos I Cunningham and Miss Mary Bond Baker left this week for Thomas, where they will spend a short time visiting friends.

Miss Emma McNeill left Monday morning for a visit to her sister, Mrs Carpenter, in Cumberland

Vance Gilkeson left yesterday morning for North Carolina where he will attend a military school this winter.


There was a frost here Sunday morning that killed lots of vines, such as pumpkins, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. Also some corn was damaged.

Messrs J J and J M Cosner are out with their thrasher separating the golden grain from the straw.

Mr W J Babb is erecting a new dwelling on his farm here. A W Cosner is the carpenter

The Mt Vernon school begun Monday morning with an enrollment of 10. Miss Stella Kuhn is the teacher. White Hull and Accident begun at the same time. The former taught by Miss Alphia Head, the latter by Mr Lester Judy

Miss Maude Feaster came out last Saturday to take up the work at Little Creek but on Sunday her sister took sick with diphtheria, so Miss Maude was ordered home Monday morning to await further development

Mrs Sophia C Idleman returned last Friday from Sulphur where she had been visiting her brother, S S Thomas for several days

The meeting which has been in progress here for two weeks closed Monday night. There were several conversions, three of whom have already joined the church

Some late buckwheat and corn were damaged by the frost.



The boys of our vicinity report a fine and successful fishing trip in the Trough along the South Branch river, where they spent 8 days camping. The tents were put up by part of the crew, while the rest were busy along the river taking out a fine lot of fish for supper and for Sunday. Sunday was spent very enjoyable entertaining guests. Among whom were Mr John T Vanmeter, Mr Geo Balwin, Mr Gerome Bowman and Mr Jacob Vanmeter. On Monday morning all arose early and worked during the week faithfully at the catch. The crowd was composed of D A Liller, Harry Wolf, Harvey Bosley, Ed Liller, Ray Liller, Victor Liller, Haven Evans, Geo McNeill, A C McNeill, of Cumberland Md and G W Evans , Mr Jake Vanmeter and Mrs Sadie McNeill dropped in on Wednesday for dinner, and the boys a fine half bushel basket of tomatoes brought by Mr Vanmeter. Mr J W Sions also gave the boys a call and got a mess of bass, Well, Friday night come and the total sheet figures 244 fish, 24 eels and 5 turtles. D A Liller won the prize of heaviest bass 4 ½ lbs, a good many other bass caught around the 3 lb notch. Harry Wolf and G W Evans both claim prizes on eels which has not been decided. Harry's best eel weighed 3 ¾ lbs. On Saturday morning Mr Geo McNeill with his team transferred the campers to their different homes.

We are glad to note that Jake Vanmeter is slowly improving from the accident by a scaffold of dirt falling on him in a cistern.

D A Liller is under Dr Fisher's treatment at present

James Ratford is getting ready to commence his school at Bethel

Mr Walter Boor expects to commence his school first Monday in October

Miss Vernie Huffman was visiting Mrs G W Evans this week

James Vanmeter is hauling lumber to Cunningham Depot

Thrashing is principally all done in this vicinity

Rev Landstreet expects to commence protracted meeting at Bethel September 28.



Mr Shockey of the M E church, preached an interesting sermon at Rehoboth church last Sunday, in memory of the late Samuel Sollars. There was a packed house to hear it and amongst the friends and relatives from a distance we noticed Mrs Will Reckley from Hambleton, Mrs Jim Shillingburg and family of Mt Storm, Uncle Ben Sollars and family of Keyser and several from Hartmonsville and Blaine. Mr Shockey preached again at 3:00 o'clock for Rev Messick. Mr Messick will continue services each night throughout this week.

We have had it quite dry here for the past three weeks but last night and today are having some fine showers. The farmers about here are all done harvesting and the hay crop, which is abundant, was nearly all gotten up in fine order. We learn that out in the Bismarck country some are not yet half done mowing. We often wonder if some of those people won't have their portion in the second reservation. They will surely be too slow to get ready for the first.

Mrs Susie Kitzmiller returned last Friday from a visit of several days with her sister, Mrs John Liller of Rawlings. She reports a pleasant visit but says give her an Alleghany before any other place.

Peck Kisner the prodigal son who has been employed on a large saw mill in the southern part of the State for several months has returned. He didn't say "Father, I have sinned," but only said, "Father, I can't stand to feed the "hog" any longer, the slabs are too heavy."

Joe Kisner, our general post master and merchant at Schell, says he couldn't stand the close confinement and has turned the store over to Geo Bowers, another member of the firm and now Joe is sitting on the north porch looking for an outside job.

Miss Alice Roderick, daughter of R A Roderick, and Steve Reall surprised their friends a few nights ago by slipping off to Gorman, where the two were married. Congratulations and best wishes. We understand they will reside with Mr Roderick for the time being, perhaps until Robbie can get himself a wife.

Uncle John


Mr and Mrs Wilson of Lynchburg Va were guests at the parsonage last week

Mr and Mrs Chappelle and son, of Kitzmiller, Md, were visitors at Dr Hickey's camp several days last week

Mr and Mrs R L Milleson are visiting friends in Winchester, Va

Mr and Mrs B T Racey and Mr and Mrs C B Pownell of Romney spent Sunday afternoon with friends here

Mr and Mrs Mils G Coplen have moved to their new home near Rockville Md

Mrs Dean and daughter of Washington and Mr Charles Matthews, of Wheeling, are guests at the home of Mrs Sue Washington

Miss Nannie Blue has returned from a visit to Keyser and Cumberland

Mrs Sam Kinser and children of Cumberland and Mrs Pinnell of Bridgeton NJ spent last week with Mrs Henry Fields

Mrs Shanholtzer and daughter, Miss Blanche, returned to their home in Staunton, Va having spent the summer here with Mrs Edith Shannon. Miss Donnie Shanholtzer will remain several weeks longer

Mrs W A Shannon spent last Friday in Keyser

The remains of Mrs Bunyan Blue, who died several ? ago in Staunton, were brought to this place last week with her son, Wm Blue, and reinterred in the Blue cemetery near Wire Bridge

BORN, to Mr and Mrs Walter Fields, September 1, a daughter.

Mr and Mrs Levi Inskeep of near Romney with their guests Mr and Mrs Park Mitchell of Baltimore were at N B Guthrie's last Friday

Joe and Mary Sparks left Saturday for Keyser to attend the Preparatory school

On arrival in the Grafton yards, Davis was rushed to the Grafton City Hospital where he has remained until Tuesday when he was taken to Baltimore by his brother in law John Albright and placed in St Joseph's Hospital. Mr Davis is married and lives with his family at 320 Grand Ave. Cumberland News



Mr Harlie Warman of this city, and Miss Laura Bergdoll, of Petersburg, W Va, were united in marriage yesterday by Rev Meredith at his residence in South Park. The ceremony was witnessed by immediate relatives only of the contracting parties. Following the ceremony, Mr and Mrs Warman left on 5:31 train for a stay of ten days at the bride's home in Grant county, after which the young couple will reside at their home on the Cheat road. Grant County Press.


Mr Ocie Davis and Miss Lula Veach both of Forman W Va were quietly married at Medley Sunday night by Rev Landstreet


Mr William Norwood of Burlington and Miss Nellie Davis of Forman were married at the home of J N Shobe of Sharpless street, Monday evening about 7 o'clock. Rev M H Keen performed the ceremony after which supper was served. Their home will be at Burlington



Mrs G G Harper died at her home at Upper Tract on Thursday night of last week of a complication of diseases. Mrs Harper has been in a delicate health for some time and recently returned from a hospital in Washington where she had been taken for treatment. The burial took place on Saturday, the funeral services being conducted by Rev J W Stearn assisted by Rev Lacy, of Franklin. Grant County Press.


Born in Winchester Va, August 9. 1843, he died in Keyser September 15, 1913 aged 70 years. He has been a resident of Keyser for about 36 years, conducting a mercantile business until a few years ago. He married Miss Virginia Young of Winchester, on November 26, 1868, who, with four sons, two daughters and two sisters, Mrs D L Clayton and Mrs Daniel J Kelly, survives him. The children are Mrs Bertha Sliger, Mrs Mary Stanhagan, John Luther, Charles P, Stewart B and William T. He also has ten grandchildren. Mrs Arnold entered the Confederate Army on September 17, 1861, as private in Company A, Fifth Virginia Regiment and served with honor and distinction until the close of the war and received honorable discharge on April 17, 1865. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at his home on Water street, the Rev H F Baughman conducting the service, the interment was made in Queens Point cemetery. Many and beautiful were the floral offerings from his friends. He was a member of the National Union. He will be much missed by his many friends, for having lived here for so many years he was well known by all.


The death of George Bane occurred at his home at Sulphur on Wednesday a.m. September 10. He was one of the oldest and most widely known citizens of the county. He was the son of Jesse and Barbara Bane being born at Sheet's Mills, Hampshire county, March 30, 1825. At the age of 16 his father died, leaving him to assume the responsibility of supporting the mother and the other children, which task he so nobly and cheerfully executed until his mothers death at the age of nearly four score. He learned the trade of blacksmith, but never practiced it. In 1850 he was united in marriage to Sara C Head of Ridgeville by Rev William Welch and began farming on the Riley Farm which occupation he continued through his latter years. To this union were born ten sons and two daughters, all of whom survive except two sons who died at the age of three and five years. In 1856 he purchased a farm on Stagg's Run where he remained until 1873. During the Civil War he proved himself a benefactor to friends and neighbors during the "Dark Hours." At the close of the war he took an active part in the establishment of Free Schools. In 1873 he moved his family to Burlington where he conducted a hotel until 1889, in which year he purchased the Pierce Farm at Sulphur and remained there until his death, which came so peacefully and undisturbed that we could hear the great waves dashing on the distant shore and the Masters voice saying, thy task has ended, lay down thy cross and receive a crown, as a reward for a long service in the Christian Faith, having been converted in 1848 at the Bane school house on Beaver Run and immediately became a consistent member of the M E Church. His home became a Haven for all Ministers regardless of "Denomination." During his life he became noted for his generosity and benevolence and held many offices of Trust during his long term of nearly three score years and ten of "Christian Service." He was laid to rest in the family lot at Burlington by the side of his wife who proceeded him in 1894. His eight sons were the active pall bearers and Rev Yost, his former pastor, officiating minister.
By his son,
W S Bane

Of Mrs Sallie Taylor Flick, who departed this life August 29, 1912

"The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible."
Not changed, but glorified, O beautious language
For those who weep;
Mourning the loss of some dear face departed,
Fallen asleep;
Hushed into silence, never more to comfort
The hearts of men.
Gone like the sunshine of another country,
Beyond our ken
O dearest dead; we soul thy white soul shining
Behind the face,
Bright with beauty and celestial glory
Of an immortal grace.
What wonder that we stumble, faint and weeping,
And sick with fears,
Since thou has left us all with sorrow
And blind with tears
Can it be possible, no words shall welcome
Our coming feet?
How will it look, that face we have cherished,
When next we meet?
Will it be changed, so glorified and saintly,
That we shall know it not?
Will there be nothing that shall say "I love thee
And I have not forgot?"
O faithless heart; the same loved face transfigured
Shall meet me there.
Less sad, less wistful, in immortal beauty,
Divinely fair.
The mortal veil washed pure with many weepings
Is sent away.
And the great soul that sat within its prison
Hath found the day,
In the clear morning of that other country
In Paradise.
With the same face that we had loved and cherished
She shall arise.
Let us be patient; we who mourn with weeping
Some vanished face
The Lord has taken but to add more beauty
And a Divine grace.
And we shall find once more beyond earth's sorrows,
Beyond the skies
In the fair city of the sure foundation,
Those Heavenly eyes
With the same welcome shining through their sweetness,
That met us here.
Eyes from whose beauty God has vanished weeping
And wiped away the tear.
Think of us, dearest one, while on life's waters
We seek the land,
Missing thy voice, thy touch and the true helpin
Of thy pure hand.
Till through the storm, and tempest safely anchored,
Just on the other side.
We find the dear face looking through death's shadows,
Not changed, but glorified.


Linn F Davis, a brakeman on the B&O Railroad who was injured Friday last when he was struck by the roof of Kingwood tunnel at Tunnelton, and removed to the Grafton City Hospital, has been taken to St Joseph's Hospital, Baltimore, where he will undergo treatment by specialists. His face was severely crushed by striking the concrete roof of the tunnel while standing on top of a boxcar on a west bound fast freight. The injured man lay on top a box car in an unconscious condition until his train reached Austin, a distance of four miles, when he regained consciousness and managed to crawl back to the caboose where his injuries were dressed with first relief bandages by other members of the crew.


A check box was found this week on one of the B&O trains, which may be of value to the owner. Inside the cover was written this address. "Mr Johns, Sterling Hotel, 13th & E st, N W L Johns." Anyone interested will apply to J M Klemm, 199 W Piedmont street, Keyser.


  The above Refuge at Burlington is rapidly nearing completion, this has been made possible through the liberality of Mr G L Kitzmiller. The plasterers are putting the finishing touches on the work. We gave out the first Sunday in October as Dedication Day. This has been changed to the second Sunday in October, being the twelfth day. An elaborate program is being arranged including Rev Carlton D Harris of Baltimore, Hon John J Cornwell, Judge F M Reynolds and others.

  It is urgently hoped that the singers of Piedmont, Keyser, Romney, Moorefield and elsewhere will join in having a great choir that day. McIlwee's Keyser Band will furnish music. The T M & P RR will run excursion trains direct to Refuge. Some fine solos will be rendered. Watch for the program. Every person contributing one dollar or more becomes a stock holder and has a right to know how is money is being used. We are keeping books and every dollar received is charged up to Dr F L Baker and turned over to him. We expect to fill the position of Superintendent at a salary of $25 per month, with privilege of working on Sunday. We have received from December 1 last year to September 1 of this year, twenty two dollars to help us on our expense account. We thank our kind friends for their pledges and urge them to remit to us as soon as convenient to them. We intend to place all of our household effects in the home in order to help out. Still we need many things, among others being heating and cook stove. We still need several bedrooms fitted out for the little ones and hope some of the ladies will help us in furnishing some of the rooms. It won't cost much. A white enameled iron bed, a bedding, a bureau, and two children chairs will provide for two children. We want some rooms fitted out for Dedication Day and have at least some children to occupy them. Won't you help to provide a bed for some child? Write us; we will be glad to answer any inquiry. F C Rollman, Supt.


On September 7 Miss Pauline Freeland, at the home of her grand parents, Mr and Mrs C Davis, Spring street, entertained from 5 o'clock until 7. The guests were Christian, Catherine, Elizabeth, Claudie and Clara Clevenger, Julia and Wade Thomas, Fred Thompson, Fred Purgitt, Catherine and Edgell Crabtree, Margaret Johnson, Louise Woodard, Catherine and Ruth Davis, Lillian Keller, Glenne, Zoe, Thomas, Hubert, Ray and Lena May Miller, Mildred and Tommy Clevenger, Orpha and George Freeland. The little ones all had a nice time and a beautiful little supper was served. Many useful and pretty presents were brought to little Pauline and she will long remember the pleasures of her fifth birthday.

$100,000 FIRE

A fire of unknown origin destroyed the plant of the Columbia Tile Co, valued at $100,000, here this morning. This makes five industrial plants that have been destroyed by peculiar fires of unknown origin within a year. Rumors credit the work to firebugs, and an investigation will be made.


The public school at Elk District will open September 29. School trustees, patrons and scholars can find a full assortment of needed school supplies at the store of I H Bane & Bro, Elk Garden W Va.

Charleston W Va

That Judge Ira E Robinson, of the Supreme Court of Appeals, has been tendered the position of dean of the law school of W Va University to succeed Charles E Hogg, resigned, became known yesterday. His term on the Supreme Branch will expire January 1, 1916. He has not announced whether he will accept.

Parkersburg W Va

By a vote of 72 to 18, the United Brethren church conference for W Va, now meeting here, tonight, decided, in favor with uniting with the Methodist Protestant church. This question is being voted upon by the two denominations all over the United States. The proposition adopted by the conference provides for submission of the question to the individual churches, which are expected to approve at the action of the conference. At the annual W Va conference of the Methodist Protestant church, held at Fairmont last week, the proposition to unite the two churches was adopted by an almost unanimous vote


The Rev S R Ludwig has been transferred from Oakville, Pa, to Elkins, and will move there about October 16th.

Cumberland Md

  Races that will attract some of the finest and fastest horses on the Eastern circuits will be held, September 30, October 1, 2 and 3, at the Tri-State Track, in this city, under the auspices of the Cumberland Fair and Agricultural Association. Horses from the Erie and Pa short-trip circuit, en route to the York, Hagerstown and Frederick Fairs, will come here at the conclusion of the Altoona Fair and participate on the local track.

  Over $10,000 in purses will be hung up for the different harness and running contests. The racing card will contain 22:5, 2:30, 2:18 and 2:15 pacing heat, and 2:25, 2:30, 2:15 and 2:10 trotting races and a free for all race. The program for running races is 1 ½, 1 mile, 5/8 and ¾ of a mile dashes. There will be arranged a mixed card of pacing trotting and running races each day. An additional cash prize will be paid for the horse that lowers the track record of 2:08.

  Besides the horse races there will be motor-cycle races, in which contestants from Baltimore and Washington will enter. Efforts will be made to attract a large display of household and fancy articles, as well as farm products in the agricultural exhibit. As customary there will be band concerts and excursions on local railroads to the fair, with special train services on the Western Maryland from this city in the afternoon. Additional features in the way of circus concessions will be held on the Midway. As the fair will be the only large attraction that has been here this year the management feel that one of the most enjoyable weeks of racing and sport will be offered the patrons.


The Klots Throwing Co of W Va, Silk Throwsters, have now been in operation at Keyser for four months and they are still in need of help, both girls and boys. Special inducements are being made by this company to help living in the smaller towns outside of Keyser. To those who wish to live at Keyser during the winter, this work offers especially good means. The work is clean and wholesome much superior to other textile work, no lint is flying, no bad odors, plenty of light and air. Good wages are being paid and as fast as a girl shows her willingness to work her wages are advanced accordingly. Learners outside the city of Keyser, those who have to board in Keyser, are offered special inducements. If you want good clean wholesome work, either call up their mill by phone or better still make a personal inspection of their mill and decide for yourself.


All persons holding claims against the estate of Elizabeth J Woodworth, deceased, are hereby notified to present the same, properly probated to the undersigned administrator; all persons knowing themselves to be indebted to the late Elizabeth J Woodworth will please make settlement of their accounts promptly.

Richard Gerstell
Adm'r of the estate of the late Elizabeth J Woodworth, dec'd


Mrs Annie Paris was in the city Monday

Dr and Mrs Babb Sundayed at Cherry Lane Farm

Mrs M A Tutwilder is at Twin Mountain visiting relatives

Mrs Lydia Davis of Baltimore is visiting Mrs Riley Shull

Mr George Arnold of South Branch was in the city over Sunday

Mr H G Wilson and daughter were in Cumberland Monday afternoon

Mrs Joseph Carder and children of Dayton Ohio is visiting in the city

Mr and Mrs William Spotts returned this week from a visit to Virginia

Mr Charles Harrison of Bemis was in the city this week visiting relatives

Mr Ocie Davis and wife were visiting friends in Keyser the first of the week

Mrs Laura Walker is visiting her sister, Mrs John S Hoffman in Flats this week

Mr T B Frye's guest, Col Robert White, has been in Romney for a few days

Miss Della Kline of Wilmington, Del, is in the city visiting relatives and friends

Mr John P Arnold of Hartmonsville is visiting his daughter Mrs H L Arnold

Mrs Mattie J Shobe of Petersburg is visiting her mother in Pocahontas county

Miss Mary Moore leaves this week for Charles Town a student at Powhatan College

Miss Ruth Martin has been visiting friends at New Creek for a couple of weeks

Miss Pauline Wilson left this week for Frederick Md where she is attending college

Mr Frank Sheetz of St Louis arrived here Monday night and will visit for a few days

Mrs Lucy Bray is in Parsons called there by the illness of her sister, Mrs John Nordeck

Mrs C E Dayton and Rev J F Dayton returned this week from a visit to Hagerstown

Miss Mary Troy came home Wednesday night after a two weeks visit to Philadelphia

Mr Cecil Shobe of Petersburg is visiting his brother J N Shobe of Sharpless street

Miss Marguerite Greenwade who have been visiting in Pittsburgh returned home this week

Mr C H Ratcliffe of Richmond Va with his family are the guests of Miss Hallie Clemson

Mr John Veach and Mr W C High of Purgittsville were in the city Monday on their way east

Mr and Mrs A E Rice and children returned this week from a visit to Pittsburgh and other places

Miss Cora Hughes new milliner, Miss Clyde Switzer of Baltimore, is already here ready for the fall work

Mrs Joseph Howell and family were called to Independence Wednesday by the death of her mother, Mrs Rogers

Mrs Isaac Mills, Miss Margaret Rafter, Mrs Louisa Troy and Mr Fred Mills motored to Piedmont Sunday afternoon

Mrs W B Griffen and daughter, who have been visiting Mrs R M Frye, returned Tuesday to their home in Baltimore

Miss Ada Compton who has returned from a trip to Europe as a delegate the Worlds Sunday School Convention, visited Mr and Mrs J C Sanders a few days

Miss Hallie Clemson entertained as guests Saturday and Sunday Gen Davis, first governor of Panama, and Mrs Chester Barnett, granddaughter of Hon H G Davis

Mr G W Miller, who was formerly employed in the store room department of the B&O at this place, now in the purchasing department at Baltimore, is in the city visiting relatives and friends

Miss Elva Adams of the Tribune office is, we trust, enjoying her vacation. She has been visiting her mother at Parks Orchard for a few days, returning today, and tomorrow, accompanied by Miss Ella Wolf, will make a few days visit in Newburg

Miss Bessie Ruckman, of Stewart, Ill, who spent a few days here with her cousins, Miss Cora Martin and Mrs Murray Winters, left for home yesterday. She had been visiting relatives at Romney and stopped off on her way home. Miss Martin accompanied her as far as Cumberland

Miss Grace Roderick is visiting at Martin

J L Smith and wife were in Frostburg Tuesday

George Daily of Westernport was in the city Tuesday

Mrs S J Daughtery is visiting friends at Twin Mountain

Miss Myra Nefflen is in Morgantown to resume her studies

Mrs Ed Hamill returned this week from a visit at Baltimore

Mr and Mrs Charles Blackburn have been visiting in Oakland

Mrs Frederick Clark of Baltimore is visiting Mrs C R Heare

Miss Martha Knott of Rowlesburg is visiting in our city this week

Mr Charles Housenflick returned this week from a visit to Chicago

Miss Margaret Sheetz has returned home from a visit near Romney

Herman Johnson of Hampshire county was in the city Tuesday

Mrs W H Hoopengarner of Elkins is the guest of Mrs W H Barger

Mr West Burke and family of Chicago are visiting his parents at McCoole

Mrs Albert Neville returned home this week from a visit to Johnstown Pa

Miss Harriet Reese of Washington is visiting her home folks here this week

Miss Ruth Arnold has resumed her duties at Akers Bros store, after her vacation.

Mr and Mrs D T Greenwade came home this week from a visit to Johnstown Pa

Miss Lucille Robison who has been visiting in Mannington returned home this week

Mr and Mrs T M Michaels of Greenland have been visiting in Keyser for a few days

Miss Martha Watson and Miss Madge Amtower of New Creek were in the city Wednesday

Dr Furbee and Rex Lauck went to Cumberland by way of Frostburg, Sunday, in an auto

Miss Mabelle Armstrong and sister Florence of Frankfort are visiting her aunt at Hambleton

Prof Curtis B Wesleyan of Johnstown is visiting her sister Mrs A L Beale of James street

Mr and Mrs Gus Everly were in Terra Alta Sunday to attend the funeral of Mrs Milo Klemm

Mrs Nellie Cromie and son Reginald of New York are visiting her mother Mrs M W Trask

Miss Marguerite Koelz is entertaining this week the Misses Fredericka and Kate Koelz of Grafton

Mrs Poole, of Blaine, returned to her home Monday after a visit to Mrs James Davis, Orchard street

Mr and Mrs Ralph Wilson of Mt Savage were visiting her father, Mr A W Coffroth the first of the week

Misses Pearl and Eva Compton of Morgantown, who have been visiting in the city, returned to their home Sunday

Mrs E C Hughes has engaged Miss Shriver of Baltimore, who will have charge of the fall millinery work

Mrs Harry Benty and son Harold of Liverpool, Ohio, who visited her husband here for two weeks, has returned home.

Mr Dr Robt Gerstell returned this week from Clarksburg where she has been visiting her daughter Mrs Hoover

Mrs Harry Defibaugh and daughter who have been visiting Mrs John Defibaugh returned this week to her home at Newburg

Mr and Mrs Lorie C Quinn of Crisfield Md are in the city visiting Mrs J W Neville and made us a pleasant call

Attending the Hollen reunion at Terra Alta Saturday were Mr Lee Hollen and family, L C Friend and family and W P Hollen and family

Mr Earl Rogers went on a little trip last Sunday in his auto, taking in Cumberland and Frostburg, making the whole trip of about 75 miles without a forced stop or accident of any kind

Mrs J M Wolfe and Miss Tempest V Smith went to Grafton Tuesday morning. Mrs Wolfe returned yesterday. Miss Smith was called, while there, to taken an emergency case, and will remain for the present.

Mrs Elizabeth Tibbetts left Wednesday for Philadephia to enter the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania on a four year course. Mrs Tibbetts recently passed the State examination preparatory to entering this school, making an average grade of 98 percent

Mrs F G Davis was in Cumberland today

Mrs A J Boor was in Cumberland Thursday

David A Kesner was a Cumberland visitor today

Mr G W Baker was in Cumberland Thursday on business

Mr J B Fetzer and son left yesterday for a trip to Baltimore

Mrs Harry Burke of Garrett Ind is visiting friends in the city

Mrs Palmer Paris and little son left Monday for a visit in Ohio

William Evick of Kingwood was in the city the early part of the week

Mrs T W Blondell of Dayton Ohio is visiting her sister Mrs H W Wolfe

Miss Eva Clark of Frostburg who has been visiting her aunt Mrs A J Boor returned home this week

Miss Bessie Ruckman of Stewart Ill who has been the guest of her cousin, Miss Cora Martin, left Thursday for her home

Miss Roxanna Hartman, 17 years, of Upper Tract, died at the Hoffman Hospital of typhoid fever, and the body was shipped to her home today


Stone Cliffe, the home of Mrs Geo E Leps was the scene of much fun and merriment on last Friday evening, the occasion being a corn roast given by Mrs Harry Leps and Mrs Thomas D Leps. Mr Tom Leps dressed as French chef handed out hot hamburg and frankforter sandwiches fresh from the boiler. The guest themselves made a variety of sandwiches, buffet style, after which everyone gathered round a large fire upon the lawn, in which Mr Harry and James Leps has roasted the corn. The porches and lawn were decorated with Japanese lanterns making a gay picture indeed. The hundred or more guests left after having a splendid time.


Miss Beatrice Fitzwater of the eastern Lyceum Circuit will give an entertainment in the Auditorium of the High School on Thursday night Sept 25. The entertainment is being given under the auspices of the high School for the benefit of the library. Miss Fitzwater has a reputation as a high class entertainer, being a graduate of the famous Greeley School of Elocution and Dramatic Art. The program will consist of character sketches, reading and instrumental music. It is hoped that the community will patronize this high class entertainment both for their own benefit and as encouragement for providing a good library for the children of the public school.


In order to protect ourselves, our property, and what game is left, we the undersigned, warn all persons not to hunt or fish on any of our property, or trespass in any manner whatever. Any violation of this notice will be dealt with according to law. H C Homan, H L Clause, G R Dye & Son, D W Taylor, Amtower Bro's, A H Metcalfe, Logan Rawlings, Mrs Rose Stagg, Dr F L Baker, D N Shoemaker, D A Arnold.


On account of the reported prevalence of whooping cough in the community, the Board of Education of Keyser deems it is wise to call attention to the law which excludes from the school all children having contagious or infectious disease. Also children who have not had the whooping cough and coming from a home where the disease is will be excluded. Children having the disease during the summer should present certificate or other evidence from their physician showing there is no danger of infection.

Keyser School Board of Education
W J Koelz, President

For a sure crop buy your Fertilizer from Carskadon







At once, a good white girl to help with house work. Apply at 112 W Piedmont street.



Miss Ida Crawford, agent for the celebrated Spirella Corset, will call at homes and take orders. This is the same corset as advertised in the Ladies Home Journal, Delineator, etc. Persons wishing to see her in the meantime can call her residence. 127 W Piedmont street, or phone 164F



Room in Tribune Building occupied now by Kesner's Tin Shop. Apply to W C Long



I will be at the Reynold's Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o'clock pm.
Mrs L M Kenniston, Manager



Team Mules-4 and 5 years old. Goes cheap to quick buyer. B F Funderburg, Burlington W Va



Sizes 50 by 150 feet, In Key's Orchard. P H Keys



The Walsh building on Piedmont street; 16 rooms in good condition. Desirable for flats or Hotel. For further particulars apply at premises.



Bids for the renting of the farm known as "Ohio Bottom" adjoining the County Alms Farm, will be received by me. Seeding possession of said farm will be given on the first day of October 1913, and full possession of premises will be given March 1, 1914. This is a splendid farm principally all river bottom with a good dwelling and other buildings on it.
Mrs Mary E Hank



A festival will be held in Frankfort, Mineral county, W Va, on September 12 and 13, 1913, by the ladies, for the benefit of the Presbyterian church. It is hoped that all will aid the enterprise. Order will prevail. All are cordially invited to attend.
By permission of Church Officers.

Two houses for rent. Apply 119 Centre Street



Other interests compel sale. Paying well at present. Right price to right party. Address Box 205 Piedmont W Va.



$1.00 A YEAR