February 20, 1914


7 AUGUST 2003



The snow last Monday measured about 16 inches. It was a cold day for a heavy fall of snow. The mercury ranged from 5 to 9 degrees above zero. Tuesday morning it was zero to two below zero.


Uncle John, the popular newspaper correspondent of Schell, and his son have moved to Elk Garden. They purchased the Green property near W H Kight’s store. We are glad to have Uncle John with us and extend to him and his son a hearty welcome.


Felix Cannos, the confectioner, looking forward to his ice cream trade next summer, spent several days last week at Abram’s creek cutting ice. Before a car was placed to ship the ice the thaw came and thirty tons of his ice went down the creek.


There was no school at Elk Garden this week. Owing to the prevalence of about a dozen cases of scarlet fever in town and some having taken it in the schoolhouse, the rooms were all thoroughly fumigated this week. The board of education has resorted to strict measures to keep fever patients from school until fully safe to return.


Miss Lydia Heffner returned last Saturday from a visit to friends in Pennsylvania, Cumberland and Ridgeley.


Here are three recent arrivals. BORN, unto Mr and Mrs J W Willis, a girl; to James Mason, a boy; to Charles Dishong, a boy.


The Knights of Pythias took the town by storm last week. The golden jubilee celebration was a great success. The open door meeting Thursday brought in a number of visitors from the town. The ritualistic service was impressive and listened to with marked attention. It was in charge of C C; R Marsh Dean; V C; Dr P S Keim (substitute for E M Sheetz); M of A; Fred Ravenscraft; Prelate, G W Yager; M of E; W H Kight. C C; R Marsh Dean gave an interesting talk on Bravery. Many good points were brought out in this talk. Colored lights were used with the singing of the ritualistic songs. Mrs Rosa Dean and Miss Adna Middleton sang a duet, “The Bird with a Broken Wing,” and Mrs Dean sang a solo, “Golden City.” On Saturday night following the Knights had a sumptuous supper, a chicken supper with all the appetizing accessories. About ten persons enjoyed the feast and banquet. Revs John A Shockey, W W White and L C Messick, R M Dean and others responded to toasts. The two inimitables, Geo R Branner and James Norman, were at their best. They all had a general good time. Miss Hazel Pugh sang two solos and Mrs Rosa Dean and Miss Adna Middleton sang two duets. Those present from out of town were Mr and Mrs Geo R Branner, of Thomas; Mr and Mrs Wm E Oates, of Gormania; Mr and Mrs Dude Biggs, of Luke; John Biler and Harry Sheetz, of Pierce; Edgar Welch, of Gleason; Thomas Dixon, of Piedmont.


Miss Bessie Dean, daughter of Mrs Mary Dean and sister of Mr R M Dean, Elk Garden, and Mr Geo W Coffman of Kitzmiller, Md, were married at Cumberland, Feb 18, 1914. The ceremony was performed in the German Lutheran Parsonage on Bedford street by the Rev Bergman, pastor of the German Lutheran church. A few friends of the bride and groom witnessed the ceremony. Mr Coffman is vice president of the Coffman Fisher Co, a concern that has 11 stores in W Va and Maryland, and manager at the store at Kitzmiller. The bride is well known here, and has a host of friends here and elsewhere. The happy couple will take an extensive honeymoon tour visiting Washington, Norfolk, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Boston. They will reside at Kitzmiller.


Miss Martha Mason returned from the hospital at Cumberland last Tuesday much benefited and in a few weeks will doubtless be fully restored to health. Miss Mary Mason was at Cumberland with her the last ten days.


The railroad bridge at Oakmont was damaged when the ice went out at Abram’s creek, last week, and could not be used for a day or two.


Rev F C Rollman went to Davis last week and accompanied Mr Eph Harvey home. Mr Harvey had been there for treatment.


Mr L O Taylor, principal of the Elk Garden School, attended the teachers meeting at Keyser last Saturday. He took part in the program and made a good talk.


Mr James Norman and wife are in the east this week making purchases of spring goods.


The revival meeting at the M E Church, South, closed last Sunday night. There was a good attendance and Rev W W White gave an eloquent and earnest discourse. There were several conversions and the church was much revived.


MARRIED, by Rev John A Shockey, Feb 12, 1914, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Walter Shaffer and Miss Clara Warnick. The happy couple are two of our most popular young people and their many friends with smiles and good wishes congratulate them on their marriage and wish them a happy wedded life.


The fiercest snowstorm of the season broke upon us about five o’clock last Monday morning. The foot of snow that fell last Friday had already drifted considerably, and six inches more fell on Sunday night. The storm on Monday took hold of the snow with the grip of a steam shovel and hurled it through the air on the fashion of grape and shrapnel. The mercury ranged from two to eight degrees above zero during the day. If you never experienced a snowstorm of this character you can get but a faint idea of it from a written description. The snowdrifts were plateau fashion, long ridged, peaked, curved, grotesque and picturesque. One drift in particular reared its head in graceful serpent fashion and peeped into a house through the top of a window. Traffic came to a standstill. The mines could not operate. The evening train was snowbound at No 6 one mile from Elk Garden. There were two locomotives and the passenger coach. The front engine was derailed by drifted snow. Not until the next day at ten o’clock did two crews of track hands and mechanics get the engine on the track. Mr Philmore White, wife and baby, had been to Ridgeley to see their daughter, Mrs Minnie Fleming. They were on the train and stayed with it all night. The storm was too severe for them to walk to town.


The literary society will give a Washington and Lincoln birthday exercise at the school house Friday evening of this week.




The snow is something like 11 inches deep here. The roads are drifted some, and prospects for more snow.


Mrs Edgar Rogers whom last we reported better, was taken last week to her old home at the Junction and word reached us here Sunday afternoon that she was much worse. Her conditions are very serious.


Miss Blanche Staggs and friend, Mr B G Bailey, spent the day Sunday with her sister, Mrs Vause Ellifritz, at New Creek. They report the sleighing fine.


Mr Simon Umstot was a visitor at Fred Urice’s Sunday last.


Mr and Mrs Calvin Urice were at Keyser Tuesday shopping.


Any gentleman representing Silver Threads among the Gold will do well by calling on the ladies in and around Fountain, as their sympathy is all with those representatives.


Preaching at the chapel Sunday at 3 pm.


BORN, a few weeks ago unto Henry Houdershult and wife an heir and that on its mother’s birthday, a significant coincidence.


Charles Grapes of Augusta was up on the Run Saturday prospecting for a home with a view to locating here.


Mrs Geo Bailey returned home Saturday from the hospital. She is said to be well now.


Recently Born unto Homer Walker and wife, a son.


Chas Ludwick still makes his periodical drives down towards Frankfort. This time a young friend, Mr Blackburn, went along but in a separate buggy.


Worth Ludwick and wife of Romney, were out home Sunday and Monday.


Quite an excitement prevailed in this community last week when the news that two new babies, son and daughter, came to Mora Charleston’s, was flashing over the wires. Mora says this makes four boys and four girls living for them.


More significant facts for solution: Within the past few years four sets of twins have been born on Middle Ridge in the following families: Leatherman’s, Harmison’s, Hott’s and Charleston’s. Yes, and on West Middle Ridge Jo Taylor’s gave evidence of the same fact when his twin daughters were born. If there is efficacy in growing fruit and berries, or virtue in the pure breeze that fans the ridge, it is highly important that some folks that live in lower homes should move up the ridge.


Nine skunks in a hole justify the digging. Thus Stickley’s boys found it last week when they dug out of one hole that number. They sold the coveted parts for $20.


J B Rogers and daughters, Misses Olive and Olivia, are visiting friends about Hanging Rock this week.


A real blizzard struck us hard Saturday night. It was a northwestern a gale and the air was filled with snow and mercury registered at 13 to 15 all day. Monday night it ceased snowing but Tuesday morning mercury had lowered to 2 to 8, locations and thermometers differing.


Last Sunday being a school holiday it was legal to observe Monday as a holiday so there was no school Monday.


No little anxiety was manifested here Monday morning over the wires. The blizzard was asserting itself earnestly, and several of the neighbors were cognizant of the fact that they had been summoned as witnesses on a certain case to appear at Keyser on that day. A few said they wouldn’t go and others said it was awful to venture such a trip but went.


Last Friday evening at the literary the debate is said to have been good, reading affirming and traveling negating. The judges stood one for affirmative and two for negative. The next meeting will be March 6, and the subject for the debate is fire and water, the first leading.


The “Beaver Run Hustler,” is the society paper and Floyd Stickley is the editor. The reading of the paper at society is matter of interest, to say nothing about the information it gives.


The Bible class will meet at J B Leatherman’s next Sunday evening.


Mrs Hannah Rogers (nee Whiteman) whose illness was referred to last week in our items, died this morning (Tuesday) at 5 o’clock. She was a great sufferer and surpassed all expectations in lingering so long at the point of death. Surviving are her husband and five children ranging in age from 14 years to nine months, the oldest being a daughter. Also his mother, Mrs Isaac Rogers, lives with them. The remains of the deceased will be interred in the graveyard at the old Cabin Run church.


Since our last report Jesse Abe was up at the head of the Run


D R Leatherman, of Frederick, Md, was up on business several days last week


Dick Ludwick is building a new barn on his ridge farm, the Sloan land, and has it well under headway. It looks like Dick will keep on improving up there till he will have a cozy home for a young lady of his fancy.


Griff Haines and family from Jersey Mountain were up first of this week visiting Mr Orndorff’s. Also two of their young friends came along.


A O Whipp and Will Whiteman left last Wednesday for Harrisonburg, Va. They took several head of horses, mostly road horses owned by Mr Thompson, but a few others. They expect to arrive there Friday and be ready for the horse sale day on Monday the 16th. This sale always occurs on the third Monday in each month. The horse sale at Staunton is on the 4th Monday in each month.


I hear the M M Biser has sold to his son, Sam Biser, the lower end of his farm, principally the old home place. Sam will move to it some time next spring.


St Valentjne’s Day last Saturday sent the Valentines going.


Jim Stewarts moved last week from their home in Burlington down the creek on D R Leatherman’s farm. Jim has not been released yet from postmaster but he employed Tom Canon in the post office and he goes back and forth everyday to assist in distributing the mail. It will be remembered that Jim sold out to Homer Likens and he sold his home to Jacob Leatherman, the miller.


Frank Carnell is selling his straw to Jim Carskadon


Mrs Geo Bailey who went to the Hoffman hospital for an operation two weeks ago is reported as doing well, and it is expected she will return home in about a week.


Dan Ludwick’s are cutting logs for the bill to build a new house next summer.


Mr Hickle was around last week selling the self-threading needle, intended especially for old people.


The Bible class will meet at B W Smith’s next Sunday evening.


At the literary last week the Indian side took the lead in the debate and beat the Negro side. Next Friday evening the educational value of reading will lead against the education value of traveling.


I have not heard yet who is to be the new postmaster at Burlington. There were only two applicants for the examination. Floyd Morrison and Mr Oats, both merchants. I hear the former made 90 and the latter 82 or 83.


No use to say anything about the weather, it will convince those who have been experiencing it for the last two weeks. They say the ice is pretty good and all are busy getting it. Mercury is close to zero this morning, the 17th.


At this time, Mrs Edgar Rogers is lying critically ill at her mother’s, Mrs Harriet Whiteman, with tuberculosis of the bowels. She has been poorly since June, went to the Hoffman hospital two months ago for an operation, got much better and returned to her home near the Fountain, came to her mother’s a week ago, was taken worse last Friday. Dr Yeakley was her physician at Keyser, Dr Wright is here.


Aunt Jane Ludwick and Aunt an? Ludwick have been visiting down on the Run.


Miss Myrtle Shoemaker’s friends will be pleased to hear good news of her. She and Mr Revie Jones were joined in marriage on the evening of the 11th inst at the home of D B Arnold at Eglon, W Va, who peformed the ceremony. Formerly the bride was from Beaver Run, but for a few years past she and her mother had occupied the said house at Eglon. Only since last fall has D B A been making that his place of residence. The young couple will make their home near Dayton, Ohio, for awhile at least, where the groom has been employed, and all join in wishing them joy and prosperity.




Mr J M Hull, salesman for a Pittsburg company, traveling over Mineral and adjoining counties is spending a few days with his parents here.


Mr and Mrs Robert W Doll were visiting at Chas Junkins Sunday.


Mr V M Grayson, who has been working at Elk Garden, is at home now. Mr Grayson expects to move his family to Keyser about March 1. Wm Junkins will move into the house vacated by him.


Miss Eva Mott entertained several of her friends at a card party Saturday night. Those present report a pleasant time.


Mr W P Radabaugh, who is teaching the Ashflat school was in town Saturday. Mr Radabaugh will close his school in three weeks and return to his home at Spencer. While here he has made several friends who will regret to see him go.


Mr James Harrison, who is employed at Keyser, spent Sunday with his children here.


Prof M Bumphey, who has been in our midst for two weeks, went to Petersburg last week.


Mrs D G Martin and sons, Harry and Ralph, were at D W Taylor’s Sunday evening.


Mr H A Mulledy, of near Romney, was a pleasant visitor for several days here recently.


J M Martin was at Williamsport one day last week.


Mrs D W Taylor, of near Ridgeville, was in our village Tuesday.


Asa Roberts was at Keyser one day last week.


Robert Doll and family visited his parents, Mr and Mrs Joseph Doll, Sunday.


D G Martin has just completed a large map for the Cumberland Railway Co, showing their properties at and near Ridgeley.




Miss Carrie Duling and Mr Tom Shillingburg have typhoid fever. We are sorry to hear of this dreadful disease in our neighborhood, and hope for their early recovery.


We had thought of attending the session of Teachers Institute recently held at Elk Garden, but inclement weather prevented us doing so. We read with pleasure the interesting account in last weeks Tribune and Echo. We are not actively engaged in teaching, but we are interested in any work that has for its object the advancement of education.


Monday’s storm and drifts prevented the mail from reaching here from Emoryville, “Uncle Sam” started but the drifts caused a hasty retreat.


Any person desiring to go from here to Mt Storm would better provide snow shoes or an aeroplane, for the drifts are anywhere from 2 feet deep. In many ways this has been the worst storm this winter. The Groundhog is taking revenge on those who doubt his hogship’s power over the winter elements. It has been about zero weather for nearly a week.


Mr E S Junkins, of Cumberland, was up looking after the interest of his farm last week. He contemplates moving on it the first of next April.


Mr Dan Hipp, of Grant county, east of the Allegany Mountains has made over a 100 pounds of maple sugar. If there is anything in freezing weather to make sugar water productive it ought to be this year.


Almost every farmer is complaining of the destructiveness of the common meadow mouse. The skunk was one of the most destructive animals to the meadow mouse there was in this part of the country, but if it is not protected by the law, it will soon be extinct. Ten years ago where there were scores of skunks, we will mention the assertion that there are not now one. If it be the pleasure of our Governor to call an extra session of the legislature this spring, we hope to see a law enacted prohibiting the killing of this useful animal.


We have heard the Mr Morgan Bane has been appointed road supervisor of this part of Elk District. We think the roads are in fair condition with the exception of snow drift.


Miss Maude Sallaz, of Sulphur, visited Mrs John P Kitzmiller last Saturday and Sunday.


Miss Ella Hockman, of Wabash, was the guest of Mrs E A Ludwick from Friday till Sunday.


Mr Edwin Burgess Jr, of Laurel Dale, was auctioneer at the sale of the personal property of Mrs J B Nash last Saturday. She intends moving to Laneville.


Mr Frank Bane and family and Miss Grace Head, of Sulphur, were visitors at Mr E A Ludwick’s last Sunday afternoon.


Rev J W Shockey was able to preach at Blake Chapel last Sunday at 3 o’clock pm. Sickness has prevented him from preaching here for some time.


Mr Bert Ervin, of Elk Garden, was over on a pleasure trip last Sunday.


The Indian and Negro question was discussed by the Hartmonsville Literary and Debating Society last Saturday night. It certainly was a lively discussion. Job Burgess and Geo B Junkins agreed for the affirmative and J O Watson and Edwin Burgess the negative. The question for next Saturday is Resolved, that the United States should have a greater Navy.


Mr Andrew Shillingburg had three sheep killed and several more wounded by dogs last Thursday night. The dogs made their escape.


Dr J O Lantz was called today by phone to Scherr to see Miss Nina Idleman, who is very sick with typhoid fever.


Miss Maggie and Bernie Duling returned Monday from a pleasant visit to their sister, Mrs N L Rogers, of Hull, Ill.


We learn that “Uncle John” has moved from near Schell to Elk Garden.


The snow here this morning, Tuesday, is about 18 inches, and the mercury from 2 to 9 degrees below zero according to thermometer and location.


Work in the mines near Emoryville is some better than it has been for several weeks.


The ice in Abrams creek broke up last Thursday, and one of the trustle bridges over the creek was damaged by an ice gorge so as to prevent the cars from crossing for about one day.





From Press (Petersburg) of 13th

M J Crowley, of Westernport, Md, was here last week. Mr Crowley has sold his farm at Maysville to F C Clauze, the consideration being $1800.


I S Welton has rented Mrs D W Babb’s Hardy county pasture for the coming year.


Freeland Cosner had a valuable work horse to die Sunday. It had been sick for three or four days.


Martin B Turner has sold his house and lot here to Hugh Rodgers. Mr Turner will move his family to Kessel.


Mrs Ella Thomas, of Keyser, was called home recently to see her father, Jas W Ours, of Corner, who is right poorly.


John G Harman is visiting his friend, John Steiger, in Mercersburg, Pa.


Mr E L Judy went to Romney Wednesday, called there by the death of her cousin, John J Cornwell, Jr.


BORN, this week to Cam Hartman and wife, a son.


Mrs Borror of near Seemly, mother of H W Borror, of this place, was paralyzed a few days ago. She is 81 years old, and is in a serious condition.


Mr Elmer T Schell and Miss Blanche Reel, both of Maysville, were married recently at the home of B C Vance. The ceremony was performed by Rev S G Thomas.


C L Law has sold a tract of land known as the Roby place to a Mr Patterson, from Alleghany, consideration $1900.



Moorefield Examiner of 12th

C C Marshall, of Williamsport, who has been very ill since last August, is getting able to get around now. He has had quite a siege of it.


BORN, to Mr and Mrs Robt Kuykendall, last week, a son.


BORN, to Mr and Mrs H C Pope, of Franklin, recently, a daughter.


Ed Weese has been awarded a contract to carry the mail from the station to the post office.


A young daughter of Mr and Mrs O M See is very ill with pneumonia, at the home of her parents, near town.


The many friends here of E O Harwood, Sr, will be glad to know he is improving from his recent illness.


Mrs C M Kittle, of Chicago, will arrive this evening on a short visit to her parents, Mr and Mrs Jos I Cunningham.


Mr and Mrs John W Gilkeson and daughters, Misses Nannie Belle and Carey left yesterday morning for Charles Town to attend the wedding of Miss Anne Pleasants Hopkins to Rev R A White, which will occur Thursday.


Miss Gladys Randolph of Winston-Salem, NC, arrived here on a visit to her parents, Mr and Mrs F S Randolph. Miss Randolph holds a position as stenographer for the R J Reynolds Tobacco Co, of that city.



John, the infant son of Mr and Mrs J H Proudfoot, died February 10, 1914, aged 10 days.


BORN, to Mr and Mrs L E Allen, of Raton, NM, recently, a son. The little fellow is named Howard Edwin. Mrs Allen was formerly Miss Lucie Johnson, daughter of Mrs H H Johnson, of this place.


The two horse team of Wm Barnes, who lives at Buffalo Hollow, ran away from the Farmers Exchange Store last Thursday damaging the wagon considerably. They were frightened by the blowing of the mill whistle.


Miss Susan Brady spent last week here, being called home by the death of her nephew, John Cornwell, Jr.



A valentine social for the benefit of the First Baptist Church of Westernport was held in Odd Fellow’s Hall.


Miss Lida Barrett, of Grafton, is the gust of Miss Cora Smallwood.


Miss Alta Schoppert, of Keyser, is the guest of her brother, Mr Harry Schoppert, of Luke.


Captain Robert Graham and son, Claude, guests of Mr Wm T Jamesson, Westernport Heights, before returning to their home at Relay, Md, expect to continue their visit to Wheeling.


Mr Landon C Heskitt, manager of the Buxton-Landstreet store at Henry, W Va, went to Wheeling to attend the meeting of the Shriners.


BORN, on Saturday, Feb 14, to Mr and Mrs W B Rapley, of Luke, a daughter.


J Christopher Kunhle, who is a patient in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, is rapidly convalescing without an operation.


Councilman Charles Tonry, of Westernport, Md, who has been quite ill with typhoid fever and other complications, has about recovered.


Mrs John Mackie has recovered from illness caused by abscess.


There will more than the usual crop of maple sugar in this part of W Va, also in Garrett county, Md. There has been an unusually flow of sap up this cold snap.


Mr V Grecco, aged about 70 years, and the father of Mr A M Grecco, the well known Italian merchant of Fairview street, died on Sunday morning of dropsey, at his residence on Second street. He had been ill in health for some time.


Mr and Mrs D A Arnold, of Frostburg, Md, were guests of Town Treasurer H R Stotler.


A stockholders meeting of the Piedmont Grocery Co, Piedmont, was held Wednesday. M A Patrick was re-elected president; A F Hawkins, secretary and treasurer, and Mr T C Dye general manager, and the old board of directors was re-elected. A dividend for the year on first stock was ordered of 10 ½ percent and on the second issue for the year of 7 percent. The business shows a great increase.



We are having plenty of cold weather, and snow, 17 degrees below zero at Mr Amtower nine below at Ridgeville, Mr Dyes 13 below, no cry for ice next summer, everybody has filled their ice houses.


Mrs Lulu Liller is visiting in our town this week.


Mrs N L Clause has whom been very ill with rheumatism is able to be up again.


Mrs Minner and Mrs D W Taylor were welcome callers at the Clause this week.


Mr A H Metcalf is getting along nicely with his store.


Mr Will Dye and family took a fine sled ride to Burlington Tuesday.


Fine sleighing now.


The “ground hog” time will soon be over.


We are glad to say Miss Blackburn is getting along fine with her school.


We are sorry to hear Mrs Stagg and sister will soon leave our midst. They are most excellent neighbors, we can’t think their places can be filled, it is a blessing to a community, to have such good Christian people to live by.


Blue Bird



It has been some time since I have written from this place but all through neglect.


We are having ground hog weather sure enough.


Our genial old friend, Mr Stephen Dixon, is still on the go. He is now keeping Bachelor’s hall. He is surely a grand man.


Mr Reese Nethken is still butchering. He can put up a beef in 28 minutes. Who can beat it? Reese is a goer.


There was a wedding near here on the 12th. Mr H W Shaffer and Miss Clara Warnick. Rev J A Shockey officiated. Just after the knot was tied the calathupian band began and we begin to think war had been declared between Mexico and the United States but was glad it was not the case. Our old friend Henry Sayers knows how to lead such a band.


Rev J A Shockey filled his appointment at Dodson Sunday. He was at Nethken Hill but no one was present.


Mr Bliss Yeager mashed his finger very bad last week at No 14, and was unable to work for several days.


Miss Maud Salatz is getting along fine with our school at Sulphur.


Back woodsman



Mr and Mrs James H Flanagan are stopping at the Frankfort Inn for a few days. They expect to go to housekeeping in L J Broom’s house in a short time.


Miss Nellie Adams who is staying in Keyser for some time spent Sunday at her home here.


Percy Hawkins and B Pyles, who have been working at Magnolia, W Va, returned home last week.


L W Wolford is moving today from L J Broom’s house to the house he recently purchased from W A Roberts down near the creek.


BORN, February 21st to Mr and Mrs Henry Dohrman, a girl.


BORN, February 24th to Mr and Mrs J F Bowers, a son.


Jas H Grimes drove down from Keyser and spent Sunday with friends in Alaska.


The Frankfort public school celebrated Washington’s Birthday with appropriate exercises last Friday afternoon.



Logging, hauling feed and wood is the order of the day.


The merchants seem to be doing a good business in this vicinity considering the time of year.


John A Veach and Jesse Hull are on a drumming trip in Hardy and adjoining counties.


Feed is being gathered up. Hay is selling at $15 to $18 per ton. Fodder at 5c per bundle. Corn $3.00 per barrel.


Mrs Cora Ruckman is on the sick list.


Noah Hottinger, who has been on the sick list for some time, continues poorly. He is not able to stir around much.


The smallpox scare is over and no one hurt, and those that had the disease but little.


The Purgittsville school will soon close with 5 ½ months in this district, in place of months. They claim the school fund has run out.


Preaching at White Pine next Sunday the first.


O Hartman who is blacksmith at Pansy, Grant county, visited home folks here week before last.


Crowder Hartman, the fur dealer, is doing a good business. Anyone having anything in this line will do well to call on him.


E G Ruckman is selling nursery stock for the Mountain View Nursery Co of Williamsport, Md


Bucklew and Fout have not run their saw mills much for the last ten days on account of the inclemency of the weather.


Politics are beginning to start up here among the Progressive and G O P men.


D Z, infant son of Mr and Mrs Robt Taylor, died Sunday morning of last week.



There is much sickness in the immediate vicinity of Old Fields.


Jacob Vanmeter is seriously ill with pneumonia fever. His physician is attending him daily. His brother, James, has just recovered from a heavy attack of lagrippe. Mr Jack Borger, Mrs Sallie Hinckle,Mr Jacob Hinckle and Mrs Chas Powers all of Old Fields, are confined to their homes. Little Robert Neel Evans has recovered from a hard spell of sickness.


Mrs B W Evans was with her brother this week during the death of his little girl.


The snow is drifted until the roads are impassable.


Mr Scott has moved his saw mill to Isaac McDonald’s where he is now sawing.


Willis Snyder is still sawing at Twinn. The Kwhn Orchard Co, is placing a set of logs to be sawed this spring. Also Willis Snyder is cutting the timber on the Elijah Shoemaker place, which he expects to saw this spring.


James Ratchford is preparing his school for an exhibition.


Listen for the wedding bells.





Messrs Sawyer and Russell dined at Russelldale Inn last week.


Mr H Shoemaker is under the weather.


Dr M F Wright, of Burlington, visited here last week.


Ice houses are being filled rapidly.


Mr and Mrs H B Carlton visited last Sunday on Limestone.


Messrs Kephart and Carlton returned home Sunday.


Messrs Hartman and Stickley returned home Sunday.


Mr Geo Pyles visited his family in Keyser Sunday.


Mrs H B Carlton was a business visitor in Keyser Monday.


Miss Maggie McGee who has been visiting her uncle near Burlington returned home Sunday.


Mr S L Walker visited at Glebe last Monday.



In this district, as well as in other districts of the State and the nation, blank forms have been sent out to individuals and corporations by the collectors of internal revenue, which, in accordance with Section 2, Acts of Congress, approved October 3, 1913, must be filled out and returned to show the annual net income of individuals and corporations. These blanks have been sent to many individuals and corporations in and near Keyser. From many of the recipients a complaint has been heard that the general terms of the law, as printed upon the return blanks, are not specific enough, and that it is difficult to properly fill out the blanks. These complaints are not without foundation, and especially since the work is as yet new.




Blackstone, Va

The Blackstone Academy, a preparatory school for boys, at Blackstone, Va, was destroyed by fire today. Seventy-five boys asleep on the third floor were forced to jump for their lives. Several were badly hurt.



We have a snow 14 inches deep, and are experiencing some old-time winter weather.


The Parks farm three miles north of Petersburg was sold to Seymour Judy for $18,000. There are seven hundred acres or more in the farm, and it is situated along Luney’s creek, and the public road that leads from Petersburg to Keyser. Mr Judy will take possession on the 1st of March, when the tenants now on the premises will move away. Homer Feaster will move on the B C Vance farm near Arthur, which he purchased from Vance some time last fall. Wm Smith, the other tenant on the Parks farm, has not been able to find a place up to this date. The poor have the promise but in some cases the credit is too long off to be accommodating.


Our Democratic friends seem to be highly elated over Mr Wilson and the other management of the administration and we Republicans admit that things have been moving along in a smooth way, but we do not give the credit to Mr Wilson for its smooth sailing. To us the Democratic administration is very much like the kangaroo and hyena, its strength being in its hind legs. If Wm J Bryan was to fall out of the cabinet but little time would go by until we would hear of complaints. If Bryan is allowed to remain manager we doubt very much if anything like a shock to business will happen to the country during Mr Wilson’s term to office.


Funny things are happening in these days of progressiveness. For instance, when a tadpole loses his tail he turns to a bullfrog, but when a chronic office holder loses his office he turns to a bull moose, no difference what party he acted with while in office.


The Governor is being urged to call the legislature together to pass a law to tax coal and gas. The tax to be a subsidiary for the loss of a million dollars revenue for the State by the passage of the prohibition amendment. This would only be changing the obstacle without lessening the burden on the taxpayer who buys coal and gas, as the vendors of these products would advance the price high enough to cover the tax, if not higher. That the evils resulting from the intemperate use of intoxicating beverages are numerous and appalling is a fact which admits of no denial. At the same time of the amendment which will soon pass into law is a cure for them, great caution should be used in handling the law so that all classes of taxpayers have equal justice in securing revenue for the loss to the State by passing the amendment. It our mind it would be unfair to tax coal and gas for the specific purpose of taking the place of the tax on liquors. Thousands of men who voted for the amendment burn nothing but wood. Yet the benefit of the amendment reaches them the same as it does the consumers of coal and gas. To make such a difference to secure the loss sustained by the amendment would be of poor encouragement to the coal and gas consumers to remain loyal in their support of the amendment and the laws passed to put it in force.


In the session of 1911 before the amendment had been ratified by the voters, Judge Campbell who was delegate from Cabell, introduced and had passed through the house a bill prohibiting all men who had been vendors of liquor from sitting as jurors in any of the courts in the State. The bill was finally killed, but not by the help of any of the prohibitionists. We went to the Judge and asked him to make the bill apply to the men who sold without license, but he refused to do it.


Thousands of votes were casted in favor of the amendment, because, if passed, and the good followed its passage that was claimed for it, in protecting society, and the help it would bring to wives with drunken husbands, and children, with drunken fathers, but in no sense did they cast their votes to pervert any of the rights belonging to the people of lawful and moral characters. The masses of the prohibitionists are sincere in their motives, but the leaders are cranky and bear watching. It is fair that the amendment should have fair test of is usefulness before any fault found to it. But it is also fair that each taxpayer in the State should bear his or her equal position in making up the loss to the State the deficit has brought it by reason of its losses from the liquor traffic. We are again in an extra session but a physical would not be able to appear as one was called.


Sam Peer


                        SCHOOL REPORT

The following is a report of the Fountain school for the month beginning Jan 12, 1914 and ending Feb 6, 1914.

Number of pupils enrolled, boys 16, girls 15, total 31.

Average daily attendance boys 13, girls 13, total 26.

Percent of attendance, boys 82, girls 89, total 85 ½.

Those neither absent or tardy:

Marguerite Tasker, Lola Parrill, Armeda Parrill, Alma Staggs, Sadie Urice, Frederick Staggs, Wade Parrill, James Steedman.

Those absent only one day:

Lysle Rogers, Orus Urice, Marguerite Steedman, Lenora Rogers, Bessie Steedman.


Isabella Isles


The following is a report of the Eureka school for the fourth month ending January 6, 1914.

Number enrolled, boys 14, girls 15, total, 29.

Average daily attendance, boys 12, girls 12, total, 24.

Percent of attendance, boys, 80, girls, 89.

Pupils present everyday:

Bertha Borror, Mabel Sears, Paul Sears, Leslie Liller, Walton Borror, Lewis Schell and George Schell.

Those who were not absent more than two days:

Bessye Peters, Faye Fink, Faye Morrison, Blanche Chaney, Clio Borror, James Morrison, Henry Parish and Ruby Johnson.


Bertha R Urice.



Charleston, W Va

The Red Cross Christmas Seal Headquarters wish to express their thanks to the public the newspaper and the agents who so able assisted in making the 1913 sale of seals the largest in their history. Seals were sold in 186 towns and 49 counties, Pleasants, Wirt, Wyoming, Grant and Pendleton counties having no agents. Not counting the larger towns, which have local leagues, more seals were sold in Fayette county than any other. Charleston and Clarksburg sold more per capita population than any other places.

Total value of seals sold: $5748.89

Percentage paid to National Red Cross: $574.90

Total amount of Tuberculosis work in State: $517.09

Amount retained by local leagues of State: $3437.46

Amount retained by State League: $1736.63




At noon today, an Italian shot one of his fellow countrymen in the hip inflicting a bad wound. The shooting was the outcome of a quarrel that took place near the scene of the fire this morning. Three Italians are now under arrest and will have to answer to the shooting. It is said that all three Italians were drinking heavily and when arrested a revolver and a razor were found on two of them. They will not disclose any of the facts in the case and staunchly refuse to give the fellow’s name who was shot during the brawl.



At about nine o’clock Thursday morning, Brice Bisset passed away at the Hospital where he had been rushed as soon as possible with his left thumb almost completely severed from the body. Mr Bisset was a young man about 24 years of age and was employed by the B&O in the yard here. About 3:45 o’clock while performing his duty, was assisting in shifting cars from one place to another and was on top of a box-car when the accident happened. Cars were being shifted over what is known as the hump and while on this car another bumped into it with such force that it was impossible for Mr Bisset to hold his balance and he fell between the cars landing under the wheels which passed over his limb close to the thigh, severing it almost entirely. Mr Bisset was rushed to the hospital immediately where he received immediate attention, but at nine o’clock he passed away, the shock and the loss of blood being too great for him to withstand. Mr Bisset leaves a wife and one child who mourn his loss beyond the expression of words. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Lutheran church.



Thursday night Olive Branch Lodge, No 25, Knights of Pythias celebrated the 50th anniversary of the order with a banquet at the Armory. The affair was a grand success and the biggest banquet ever given in Keyser. Three hundred and fifty people were present and feasted on turkey, chicken, cakes and other things too numerous to mention. The ritualistic service was used and those acting in various capacities were M H Smith, E M Stallings, Rev R G Hammond, W S Davis and T M Adams. The interior of the building was decorated with the lodge colors presenting an artistic effect seldom seen here. Mr F C Reynolds made an impressing address presenting the release of the mortgage against the K of P Hall in behalf of the First National Bank, after which the burning of the notes took place. The Rev R G Hammond delivered a timely address, “The Growth and Progressiveness” of the Order in which he pictured how the K of P started and what results it has accomplished up at the present time. The Male Quartette, Messrs D T Greenwade, Geo Loy, E V Romig, Isaac Newhauser, rendered songs entitled “Sleep on Thy Pillow” and “The Merry Sailor.” Mrs H M Wells rendered a solo entitled, “Love for all Eternity.” The Ladies Quartette, Miss Elizabeth Hoffman, Mrs James Liller, Mrs Ray Wells and Mrs H M Wells rendered songs entitled “Whispering Leaves” and “Old Kentucky Home.” One of the biggest successes of the affair was the Rummage Sale. Everything conceivable was in the packages sold and the purchasers were kept in laughter over the contents of their purchase throughout the night. After the banquet came the dancing which was indulged in by a large number. The committee, which had charge of the affair, was composed of George Davis, C R Hodges and Harry Kight. They deserve great credit for their successful way in which they carried through their plans.



The Rev Frank Havenner will have for his subject Sunday night at 7:30 at the Methodist Episcopal church on Davis street, Washington and Lincoln or Contrast in Greatness. All are cordially invited.



Sunday school 9:45 am

Morning Worship 11:00 am

The pastor will preach the second sermon of the series relating to God. Subject, God’s Revelation.

C E 6:45 pm

Evening Worship 7:30 pm

A sermon appropriate to Washington’s Birthday will be preached.

Everybody is welcome at these services.

H F Baughman, Pastor



Davis Street

Sunday, March 1, 1914

9:30 am--Sunday School

9:45 am—Men’s Bible Class

11:00 am—Morning Worship

2:30 pm—Junior League

7:00 pm—Epworth League

8:00 pm—Sermon by the Pastor. Subject: “The Bible Story of a Great Rebellion.”

A cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend all of these services.

Franck H Havenner, Minister



There will be divine services in Emmanuel church on March 1, the First Sunday in Lent, as follows:

Celebration of the Holy Communion 8 am

Morning service sermon and Holy Communion 11 o’clock

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

Evening Prayer and sermon 7:30 o’clock

Lenten Services will be held in the church every Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock.

The public are cordially invited to attend these services.

R E L Strider, Rector



A recital will given in the Auditorium of the Preparatory School, by the Students of the Music and Elocution Departments, Thursday evening, February 26th, at 8:15.



Program for concert by McIlwee’s Orchestra at three o’clock Sunday, Feb 22, 1914.

American, sung by the audience

Scripture lesson and prayer

March of the Brownies, Sutton

Fond Hearts Must Part, Lange

“Celestial” Overture, Carl

Valse Isle D’Amour, Leo Edwards

Vocal Solo, A Perfect Day, Carrie Jacobs Bond

Address on lessons from the life of Washington, by Rev Baughman

“Heather Rose” Caprice, Lange

Cornet solo, The Palms, Faure

Sacred Selections of Hymns

Slumber Sweetly, Beaumont

Postman’s March, Sutton

The Star Spangled Banner, Sung by the audience


The public is cordially invited

L R Boor

Martin Watson,














Pierce Arrow—268







Stoddard Dayton—168



Stevens Duryea—136














S G V—19



The McNeill Chapter, UDC, will meet Saturday afternoon, February 28, 1914, promptly at three o’clock, at the home of Mrs B B Cavitt. A full attendance is requested.

Mrs H A Sliger, Pres

Maria Vass Frye, Sec



While passing a lighted gas stove at his home on Mineral street, Mayor Babb got too close and his clothing quickly ignited inflicting several bad wounds about the lower part of the body. His hands and especially the fingers of the left hand were badly burned. But for quick action on the part of the Mayor the burning might have resulted more seriously.



ELK GARDEN, FEB 23, 1914

Editor Tribune:

I wish to say something in regard to a donation given me during the holidays if you will give me a short space in your paper. As your worthy correspondent failed to say anything about it or was forgotten by him, and as I am just recovered from a long spell of sickness and can now go about again, and also want to take this method in thanking the people for the fine donation which was given to me on New Years Eve, and that without warning when all of the sudden they entered the parsonage took full possession and filled my pantry with everything such as coffee, sugar, canned fruit, potatoes, flour, butter, meat and everything that you could mention in the grocery line, also chickens, dead ones and live ones. We have eaten the dead ones and have some of the live ones left. And I wish to say here Cross and Elk Garden came in with each one a nice purse of money, and you well know Cross, Oakmont and the Elk Garden members all just know how to get up such a donation as this and it all amounted to over $71.00. Our pantry has never been as full since we have been in the ministry, and Mr Editor, it’s still full. You well know a sick man can afford to receive such pounding as this. Will say that we are very thankful for them and everyone who was interested in this we hope will be greatly rewarded for the kindness for which I say that I am very thankful that my lot was cast among such a liberty loving people.


Jno A Shockey,

Pastor in charge



Tuesday evening, February 24, 1914, from eight to eleven, Mr and Mrs S Hamilton Jordan gave a reception in honor of their parents, Capt and Mrs Charles Francis Jordan, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding at their home on South Main Street. It was one of the most brilliant social events that has ever taken place in Keyser and was attended by a very large crowd. Every appointment was strikingly attractive, the decorations being in potted plants, cut flowers, with gold colored candles burning in every room. Music throughout the evening was furnished by McIlwee’s orchestra and a magnificent program was rendered. At the door, the guests were received by a little grandson of Capt Jordan and Miss Helene May Leps, who carried the card receiver. Then Miss May Long and Mr Pope Jordan ushered them to the parlor. In the receiving line besides Capt and Mrs Jordan were Mr and Mrs S H Jordan, Mrs Krebs, of Roanoke, Va, and Mrs Phillips, of Mannington, W Va. After passing the receiving line, Mrs W H Markwood took charge of the guests, ushering them to the next room where Misses Ruth Gerstell and Nancy Brengle presided at the punch bowl. Passing from this room the guests were ushered to the dining room by Mrs James Thornton Carskadon. Here the table was a scene of beauty never to be forgotten, being decorated in flowers and candles, all carrying out the color scheme appropriate to the occasion. Mrs T D Gelwicks presided at the coffee urn, and being assisted by Misses Catherine Coffroth, Pauline Gelwicks and Tabitha Thompson, the guests were served with ice cream heart shaped, crowned with souvenirs of gold hearts and fairy slippers, cake, nuts, mints, coffee, etc. Being ushered to the next room over which Miss Elizabeth Hoffman and Mrs L T Leps presided, the guests lingered long over the vast array of handsome presents appropriate to the occasion, among which was a box of gold coins from $2.50 to $20 pieces, aggregating well up towards $200. The presents were numerous and attractive. Among the articles on exhibition were the tiny white kid slippers worn by Mrs Jordan at her wedding; also pictures that were wedding gifts, and a pair of spurs worn by the captain during the war. The last, but not least attractive in this room was the immense bride’s cake, heart shaped and surrounded by fifty golden candles. One striking feature of the evening’s pleasure was that upon the arrival of a goodly number of guests and after forming the receiving line the orchestra played “How Firm a Foundation,” after which the Rev M H Keen, pastor of the aged couple, offered up an appropriate and fervent invocation. Capt and Mrs Jordan were married February 24, 1864, amidst the exciting war scenes, and immediately after the event he was summoned to the front, being in command of a company. He was a gallant soldier and carries as a souvenir of those trying times a crippled arm that was shattered while leading his company in a charge. Capt and Mrs Jordan are of the old Virginia stock that has made that grand old State famous throughout the world for its hospitality. During their residency in Keyser they have drawn around them hosts of warm friends who gathered on this occasion to congratulate them on the happy event and wish them yet many returns of their wedding anniversary. Among the out of towns guests were a daughter, Mrs Krebs and her daughter, Miss Margaret Lewis Krebs, of Roanoke, Va; Mrs Phillips, of Mannington, W Va; Dr and Mrs Fechtig, of Cumberland, Md; Mrs Brydon, of Bloomington, Md; Mrs U B McCandlish, of Piedmont; Mrs Hays, of Parsons; Mr and Mrs D A Arnold, of Knobley; Mr Jas Wright, of Burlington; Mr Jack Jordan and son Jack, of Bayard. Following is a very appropriate little poem written by a valued friend of Capt and Mrs Jordan, the Rev R H Wilson, of Crozet, Va.

To Capt and Mrs C F Jordan:


Age and honor crown you both—

My friends of other days;

May Gods’ presence fill your souls

In love direct your ways.


Better than gold or richest gems

Are friendships true and tried.

In my mind and in my heart

Memorials of both abide.


Ye having reached the golden age

When life’s hard work’s most done,

May the useful life of each

Close radiant like the sun.


Wednesday afternoon a number of friends gathered to witness the cutting of the immense bride’s cake. Mrs Geo T Carskadon got the ring. Cake and coffee were served.



Holmes Yeakley is confined with the mumps.


Miss Laura Laucke visited Cumberland Tuesday.


The Rev Baughman’s parents are here as his guests.


Grover Castro of Morgantown visited here last Sunday.


Mrs Martin is ill at the home of her sister, Mrs Johnson.


Mr and Mrs W E Duling spent Monday in Cumberland.


BORN, February 24, to Mr and Mrs E G Kimmell, a daughter.


BORN, to Mr and Mrs G W Andrews of Clarksburg, W Va, a nine pound girl.


Mrs B B Cavitt entertained the New Era Circle Wednesday.


Mr R A Welch, Atty, is in Philadelphia on business this week.


Miss Mary Taheny has returned from a visit to relatives in Terra Alta.


Misses Marguerite and Hazel Greenwade visited in Cumberland Monday.


Mr J G Wolfe who has been visiting at Grafton returned home Wednesday.


Mr William MacDonald, Atty, was in Moorefield on legal business this week.


Clarence Arbogast, who has been spending some time at his home in Davis, W Va, has returned.


J H Washwood is ill.


Mr Harry Kight was a Grafton visitor Sunday.


BORN, Saturday, to Mr and Mrs J H Dermer.


BORN, to Mr and Mrs Howard Inskeep, a son.


Mrs J W Dayton is ill at her home on F street.


Mrs Jno Banks visited in Cumberland this week.


Mrs Elizabeth Koch was in Keyser visiting Thursday.


Mr and Mrs Isaac Mills visited in Cumberland Monday.


Mrs Charles Spotts was a Cumberland visitor Monday.


Mr Cavitt, of Texas, is here visiting his brother, B B Cavitt.


Mrs Jas T Carskadon went to Cumberland Monday on a short visit.


Mr M E Thompson and Mrs Olie Smathers were in Cumberland Wednesday.


Mr Malcom Frye who was confined to his home with lagrippe is out again.


Miss Lucille Robinson of Piedmont street has returned from a visit to Mannington.


Miss Katherine Schaffer, of Philadelphia, is visiting her cousin, Miss Cora Martin.


Mrs Reed, of Pittsburg, is visiting her daughter, Mrs Howard Hoffman, on Piedmont street.


The stork paid a visit to Mr and Mrs Charles Crawford of D street and left a nine pound boy.


Mr C E Ward returned to Ohio Sunday night after spending some time here with his family.


Brakeman Allen had one of his arms broken Monday evening. The brake stick slipped hitting his arm.


Mrs Lake Wright and son were called to Oakland Monday by the illness of her father, Mr Geo Shotzer.


Col T B Frye went to Parkersburg yesterday to attend a meeting of the Retail Hardware Dealers Association.


Mrs Wilson, of Braddock, Pa, who was a guest at the home of R M Workman, left for Braddock Monday.


Mr and Mrs Edward Arbogast, of Durbin, who spent a few days here with their brother, returned home Monday.


Atty Chas Finnell and L C McDonald left Sunday on their trip to Texas, New Mexico and other parts of the west.


Mrs Sue Laughlin stopped over at her sisters, Mrs Prof Grimes, of this city, on her way back from Cumberland this week.


Mr and Mrs S R Barker and daughter, of Piedmont street, left yesterday to spend the remainder of the week in Cumberland.


Mr and Mrs James Marlin, of New York, who have been visiting in Wheeling, were the guests of Mrs Jane Miller last week.


Mrs Filler and son Calvin who spent the last few months at Jacksonville and other points in Florida arrived home last Thursday night.


Dr Carter I Long of Blaine stopped off at home Wednesday night. He had been at Cumberland attending the Coffman—Dean wedding.


Mr and Mrs A N Persinger and daughter, Miss Helen, after spending the week with Mr and Mrs S N Moore, have returned to their home at Sidney, Ohio.


Dr C W Leps left Sunday afternoon for Wheeling to attend the Scottish Right Masonery reunion Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. He will take several degrees.


Miss Ella Arbogast, of Beuna Vista, Va, who has been visiting her brother, C C Arbogast, here, left Monday night for Baltimore, Philadelphia and other eastern cities.


Mr R G Richardson left Saturday morning for Wilmington, NC, where Mrs Richardson has been with relatives for some weeks, Mrs Richardson will return with him.


Mr Luther Carskadon, manager of the Music Hall, after March 1st, will move his family to “Radical Hill” the home of his mother, the late Sallie Carskadon. Mr Carskadon will engage in the farming.


Mrs Richard Laughlin, of Columbus, Ohio, is spending a short while here with her mother, Mrs MacDonald. She and her husband came for the funeral of their brother, last week. Mr Laughlin returned home, leaving her for a longer visit.


License to Marry was granted to Felix Conway Baldwin and Nancy May Senn, both of Pattersons Creek, W Va, Thursday.


Mrs Nellie Plum, of this place, is visiting Mr and Mrs G W Andrews of Clarksburg.


Miss Beulah Fisher who has been visiting her brother at Davis, W Va, returned Monday.


Mrs Jack Keller is entertaining Mrs Keller’s mother, and Mrs Ed Keller, of Morgantown.


Mrs Wm Lewis, who has been visiting her daughter in Cumberland, returned home last week.


Ervin Shelly left last week on a trip that will include Washington, Philadelphia and Altoona, Pa.


Mrs Harry Markwood has been visiting her sister, Mrs L C Millholland, of Cumberland.


Mrs W E Woolf left Tuesday for Baltimore, where she will be guests of her friends for a week.


Mr and Mrs W C Newcome, of Grafton, were here Thursday attending the funeral of Mr Newcome.


Miss Eva Moore who has been visiting her sister in Baltimore returned home Sunday after a pleasant stay.


Mayor Babb’s son, Arnold, while coasting on School House Hill Wednesday, fell, cutting a gash in his head.


The many friends of Capt Jas A Parrill gave him a postal card shower on the 25th in honor of his 78th birthday.


Dr and Mrs Floy Edgell, of Charlestown, came up last night to see Mrs Edgell’s father, J H Markwood, who is ill.


Rev Baughman and wife returned to their home in Maryland after a pleasant stay with their son, Rev H F Baughman of this place.


Mrs J H Markwood entertained the Young Women’s Society of the Southern Methodist Church at her home on Mineral street last week.


R G Richardson is at Washington, NC, on a short visit and will be accompanied home by Mrs Richardson, who spent the winter there.


Mrs Justina Hennen, the aged mother of Mrs Judge F M Reynolds, has been quite ill for the past few days. Mrs Hennen is now in her 87th year.


John Carskadon has returned to his home after spending a two weeks vacation in Chicago, Pittsburg, New York and eastern cities. He reports lots of snow.


Dr and Mrs R Y Fectig of Cumberland were here last night attending the golden wedding of Capt and Mrs C F Jordan. They were the guests of Hon C H Vossler while in our city.


Mrs Luella Johnson will have charge of Miss Mollie Brown’s Millinery Parlor during her absence to eastern cities and Miss Catherine Sharpless will look after the Women’s Hat shop for Miss Hughes.


Mr Wright Davis while assisting in closing the supports under the bur of Brice Bissett in the Lutheran Church, last Saturday had one of his fingers severely cut. The injured member was dressed and is expected to heal rapidly.


Mr and Mrs Warren Esty, of Johnstown, Pa, who have been visiting relatives at Lonaconing are the guests at the home of Mr and Mrs D T Greenwade. Mrs Esty was formerly Miss Olive Kelly and spent her girlhood in Keyser.


Miss Elsie Hoffman credited with being one of the leading Pianists in her State, with Mr Allen B Lambdin, baritone soloist of the First Presbyterian Church of Boston, are being booked for a concert tour in May. Miss Hoffman and Mr Lambdin will give a concert in the Prep School, May 15.


Tuesday night a merry sleighing party of ladies drove to Claysville where a delightful supper was prepared for them at the hotel. The night was delightful over head and the well packed snow made the sleighing grand. Those in the party were: Mrs F G Davis, Mrs Julia Sims, Mrs Elmer Wilson, Mrs Olie Bucklew, Mrs Tom O’Connor, Mrs Iona McCandlish, Miss Lizzie Wenner, Miss Lillie Cheshire, Mrs Claude Heare, Miss Katie Sims, Mrs T H Frankhauser, Miss Katie Russell, Miss Beulah Fisher, Miss Fannie Davis, Miss Bessie Wageley, Mrs James Smith, Miss Grace Wenner, Miss Anna Leary, Mrs John Woolf.


In an intensely interesting and very exciting game of basket ball played in K of P Armory the Collegians quintet of this city defeated the K O G team of Cumberland by the score of 48 to 31. Although the visitors put up a good fight the local team went them one better and beat them out in the last lap. One of the features of the day was the basket shooting of Carter, the star forward of the Collegians. He succeeded in caging 13 field goals, several of them very difficult shots. Keller and Fries starred for Cumberland. Another feature of the game was the foul shooting of Keller. The fleet-footed forward of the Queen City Five succeeded in making 11 out of 13 goals from fouls. The lineup:

Collegians 48      






K O G, 31






Substitute, Hardy for Davis

Summary—Field goals, Carter 13, Davis 4, Terrel 4, Greenwade 2, Keller 4, Fries 4 and Landis 2, foul goals, Carter 2 out of 5, Keller 11 out of 13.

Referee, Mulledy


Yesterday about three o’clock the residence of Solomon Thrasher, near 21st bridge was burned to the ground with all its contents. It appears that a little grandson was playing with matches and set a bed on fire and there being no man at the house, the fire made such headway that the two women could not put it out.


Capt James C Liller left this week for Charleston to attend the State meeting of the Republican executive committee. Capt Liller is a member of the House of Delegates and is a well known B&O employee.




Farmers don’t forget that Frye and Son have a complete line of Oliver Plows and repairs.


VIAVI TREATMENT—I will be at the Reynold’s Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from one until three o’clock pm. MRS L M KENNISTON, MANAGER.


The lockstep is to be banished from financial as well as penal institutions.


Our spring goods are arriving daily, and are choice and well selected for the fastidious. D Long & Son, Main street.


On account of the severe weather, the revival services that were being held in the United Brethren Church, have been postponed.


The fifteen inches or more of snow which fell last week making it one of the deepest in years is being enjoyed by those having horses and sleighs.


E E Taylor, a practical farmer of Pattersons Creek, bought a Riding Oliver Plow from Frye and Son last week. Mr Taylor has an eye for business.


The social and supper served in the lecture room of the M E Church under the auspices of the Epworth League Monday night was a most enjoyable affair.


The Ladies Guild of Emmanuel Episcopal church will hold a Food Sale each Saturday during Lent at Thompson’s Furniture store beginning Saturday Feb 28.


W W Woodard, who has been operating a bowling alley and pool room on Armstrong street the past few years has bought A J Keenan’s place and took charge. He is now operating both places.


The funeral of Miss French Butler, daughter of Mrs Ida Butler, of Cumberland, took place here Thursday. Miss Butler died in a hospital in Baltimore Tuesday. The burial was in Queen’s Point Cemetery.


Friday’s nights basketball game will be between Keyser and Cumberland K O G team that has the reputation of beating all comers. Keyser, however, hopes to be able to lower this proud boast, and is getting in fine trim for the struggle. A preliminary game between the Westernport High School and the Prep Team will be played before the big game.


Dr Staggers M T treats all chronic diseases without the use of medicine or knife. Residence and office corner of First and Davis street.


The Cross Country Run that was to take place February 21st under the auspices of the Athletic Association connected with the Prep has been postponed until March 21 at which time a big corn and agricultural show will open. This will be a country corn show and will last a week. Able speakers have been engaged and the exercises for the week, to which the public is cordially invited, will prove both interesting and beneficial to everyone.


Frye and Son sell guaranteed Paint—Paint your house with it.




ROOMERS WANTED—All conveniences. Apply at this office.


Commencing Feb 23, ending Feb 28, D Long & Son will have a pattern week. Ant lady calling will get a free pattern and Embroidery book.


Frye and Son have a complete line of sewer pipe and fixtures at a low price.


Now is the time to buy rubbers and good shoes to prevent sickness. D Long & Son carry the best made.


Notice is hereby given by D A Arnold, Executor for David G Staggs estate of the sale of farm containing 158, acres more or less. Sale will be held on Thursday, March 12, 1914, at the late residence of David G Staggs, near Ridgeville, post office. Property is desirable.


SALESMAN WANTED—A reliable and energetic man to sell to consumers in territory between Harrison and W Va Junction, our line of celebrated teas, coffees, baking powder, spices, extracts, soaps, etc. Good commission and permanent position to right party. Best premiums. Bond required. We furnish wagon. Apply at once to Grand Union Tea Co, 25 Baltimore St, Cumberland, Md.


Wilson’s White Sale includes all muslin underwear in all sizes and ages at special prices.


A much enjoyed social was given by the ladies of the Lutheran church Monday night in the Club room of the church.


Dancing, Saturday night, February 28, at 8:30 to midnight at Bachelor’s Hall. All are invited by Prof Wm H McIlwee’s Orchestra.


The funeral of young Brice Bisset, a B&O brakeman who was killed in the yards here last week, took place Saturday at 2:30 pm.


The entertainment given at the Prep school last Sunday afternoon in memory of Washington’s birthday was largely attended and well enjoyed.


Frye and Son are offering for a short time, aluminum ware at greatly reduced prices.


The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Aid society of the Northern M E church will be held at the home of Mrs Mary Blair on James street tonight at 7:30.


Last Wednesday Arnold Bros, Knobley Stock and Fruit Farm, shipped a herd of seven cows and three bulls, all pure Polled Angus, to a man in Randolph county.


The stockholders of the Peoples Bank held their annual meeting and elected the present board of directors: Mayor F H Babb, President; R G Richardson, Second Vice Pres; T D Leps, Cashier.


The fire truck which was recently sent here for the local department to examine had been sent back. It was a disappointment for them, the truck was too small, poorly equipped and too far under the specification. Another will be here as soon as practical.


The county court which attends to the fiscal business of Mineral county will be in April. There will be court in Grant county all of next week. Judge F M Reynolds will preside.


Next Monday night, March 2nd, the fourth entertainment of the Lyceum course will be given at The High Auditorium. Halwood Robert Manlove, the man of many faces, will be the attraction at this time. This will be an evening of enjoyment for all. Mr Manlove delineates the characters of the different nationalities and is an entertainer of rare ability. His delineations are varied and his program is versatile.


Come Monday night and hear Manlove. Reserved seats at Furbee’s. Admission 50c.


DANCING TAUGHT!! Two step and Waltz guaranteed. $5.00. Positively No Failures. Office Hours 4 – 6 pm, 7:30 – 8:30 pm. J W Gardner, Bachelor’s Hall.





For first class garden and farm seed go to


His stock for 1914 is now here. The best recleaned

Seeds from 1913 crops. Also a line of Cow Peas and Soja Beans.







Full assortment of Ford Parts and Repairs

Constantly on Hand.




I will conduct a Summer Normal for teachers expecting to take the Uniform examinations and those desiring general improvement, at Alaska, W Va, beginning, April 13, 1914 and will continue ten weeks. The difficulties of the text books will be pedagogically handled and all the common school branches will be reviewed with thoroughness as the limited time will permit. Tuition charges will be $2.50 per month. Boarding, including room, may be had at $11 to $14 per month. Very Respectfully yours, Don C Dolly, Alaska, W Va. Reference: Thos C Miller, Shepherdstown, W Va.









Men’s and Boy’s trousers—20c-$1.75

Men’s woolen socks—45c

Men’s dress shirts—48c—98c

Lace and Incertion—5c a yard

Caps 39c, and table and tinware and winter underwear

Men’s working shoes—75c--$2

Men’s work shirts—48c

Ladies dress goods—10—30c yd