20 JUNE 1913

Gormania W Va
June 4

  No more tasteful arrangements for a scene ever gladdened the eyes of loving friends and relatives than that witnessed Wednesday at the home of Mr and Mrs M G Williams of Gormania when Mr J Frank Browning led to the altar and vowed his loving allegiance to Miss Estella May Williams, daughter of Mr and Mrs Williams. The ceremony was performed at the spacious parlors of the William's home. The bride worn a gown of white zephyr batiste, carrying a bouquet a bride roses, the exquisite profusion of flowers throughout the rooms made a fitting background for her beauty.

  The handsome groom entered with his bride, proceeded by flower girls and attended by Mr A Lee Williams brother of the bride, and Miss Josephine Browning, sister of the groom. Rev George A Leeper of Gormania, performed the ceremony. O Promise Me was played by Miss Beulah Burk, of Keyser. The flower girls were the little sisters of the bride, Sallie and Lucy.

  A very sumptuous wedding breakfast was served. Mr Browning is employed as superintendent for the West End Supply Co of Austen W Va. Many congratulations were extended by friends who wished them much pleasure in their tour of Niagara and the Northwest. They departed on Western Maryland train, No 2, for Washington DC.


Washington, June 9

Prof William H Taft, has an anti fat remedy. Here is how the former President has reduced himself 30 pounds since March 4th. He eats no cake, no pie, no crackers nor bread. He uses no sugar in his coffee, For breakfast he eats two soft boiled eggs and some toast. He takes only a light luncheon. He usually has a steak for dinner.The Professor threatens to get even thinner. He has been weighing from 250 to 270 since March 4th.


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


Farmers are busy plowing corn and getting ready for harvest.

Mr and Mrs E G Ruckman and little son Avin, left today for Eglon, Preston county, to be gone a week visiting relatives and attending the Brethren Ministerial Meeting to be held the 13th and 14th.

Miss Amanda Rinker left today for Cumberland to visit her brother, Albert Rinker, and family of that place.

C W Fout has sold his store to Wm High who will get possession at once.

Roger Bros is opening up a store at Hampshire and Hardy county line.

Albert Roby is opening up Zero Hill, near E D High's, and will be ready for business soon

Misses Inez Ludwig and Margaret Copp are visiting relatives in Moorefield this week and last.

C W Fout went to Keyser today on business.


If your are suffering from any old, running or fever sores, ulcers, boils, eczema or other skin troubles, get a box of Bucklen's Arnica Salve and you will get relief promptly. Mrs Bruce Jones, of Birmingham Ala, suffered from an ugly ulcer for nine months and Bucklen's Arnica Salve cured her in two weeks. Will help you. Only 25c. Recommended by all druggists. Adv.


We had a call this week from James A Parril of near Keyser who showed us some records of long ago, dating as far back as 1816, nearly 100 years ago.

He tells us that they are published by Charles Vandiver the founder of the Tribune, about 40 years ago, but there is not doubt but what they will be of interest to many especially so to the descendants of the contracting parties, so we will publish them again. The list is too long to permit the publication all in one issue, so we will continue them from time to time until completed.

Following the names we give in figures the fee given the minister. In some cases it shows half cents, which may seem odd to our young readers, both in those days the United States half cent was in use. Also It may seem strange that in so many cases the fee was paid in dollars and cents, but in those days it was the custom for the groom to reach into his pocket and give the minister all the loose change he had, hence the irregularity in amount of fees.

A list of marriages solemnized by the late Rev William Welch during his ministerial life.


DATE, 1816

April 4, Rhody Harper to Sarah Thatcher, $2; April 18, Adam Flick to Mary Dawson, $2; April 25, John Junkins to Eliz Anderson, $2; June 20, Henry Kite to Sarah Sharpless, $2; Aug 20, Peter Rotruck to Cath Miller, $2; Aug 20, Joshua Trenter to Millie Tasker, $1.77; Nov 7, John Liller to Nancy Grayson, $2; Dec2, Nathan Wilson to Rebecca Davis, $2; Dec 29, George Ellifritz to M Jarvis, $2.


March 20, Peter Smith to Susan Barrick, $2; May 13, John Coleshine to Eliz McCauley, $2; June 19, John C Neman to Eliz Cade, $2; Aug 28, Daniel Lawrence to Eliz Hollenback, $5; Sept 11, John Fetzer to Charlotte Fout, $2; Sept 18, Thomas Welch to Sarah A Welch, $3; Dec 18, John Ward to Sarah Vandiver, $2.


March 7, Sam Lynch to Margaret Parrott, $5; March 26, John Burgess to Peggy Bogle, $2; April 16, A H Price to Elizabeth Miller, $2; Aug 23, Benjamin Welch to Julia Ann Rawlings, $2; Sept 8, William Wilson to Sarah Tasker, $2; Sept 10, Thornton James to Christina Culp, $3; Oct8, Adam Bark to Maria Kernawbashaw, $2; Oct 22, Thornton Parker to Elizabeth Sheetz, $4; Nov 19, Dennis Queen to Sina Farlow, $2; Dec 17, George Culp to Huldah Burton, $3; Dec 27, Daniel Fink to Nancy Jacobs, $2.


Feb 21, George Campbell to Rebecca Smith, $2; Feb 21, Joseph Mudy to Millie Baker, $2; Feb 25, Adam Earnholt to Sarah McCauley, $2.25; March 25, John Miller to Elizabeth Liller, $2; April 8, William Lees to Susan Hudson, $2; April 25, Jam Anderson to Mary James, $2; Aug 19, Wm S Kline to Christina Fleming, $2; Sept 23, Jam Jenkins to Mary Clipstine, $2; Dec 9, Arthur Spencer to Cath Lees, $2.


Jan 6, Robert Bosley to Jemima James, $2; Jan 6, Thom Dean to Elizabeth Davis, $3; Feb1, Dan Hainey to Barbary Miller, $2; Feb 24, Andrew Bean to Eleanor Roberts, $2; March 2, Abram Thrasher to Nancy Tasker, $2; March 9, Peter Harsal to Rachel Flick, $2; March 23, James Anderson to Margaret Junkins, $2; April 13, David Parker to Eliz Vandiver, $2; June 1, Isaac Parsons to R McCartney, $10; Wm Earnholt to Susan McCauley, $2; June 6, Simeon Groves to Naomi Lyons, $5; Aug 24, Isaac Welch to Dorcas Smith, $2; Nov 16, Wesley King to Marjory St Clair, $2; Nov 23, Wm Parker to Eliz Davis, 50c; Nov 28, Jam Parker to Jane Rees, $2; Nov 30, Jam Brown to Mynta Tasker, $2; Dec 14, George High to Mary Bunercrotey, $1.


Jan 11, Israel Millineaux to Mary Poland, $0; Jan 11, Aaron Devere to Melinda Hesman, $2; March 1, Jacob Liller to Eliz Grayson, $2; March 29, Wm McNary to Cynthia Lees, $2.40; April 26, Achilles Duling to Sarah Knabenshoe, $2; Aug 9, Apollos Bracket to E Nixon, $2.50; Aug 30, Edward Bailey to Mary McCauley, $2; Nov 22, Sam Harvey to Sarah Shillingburg, $2; Dec 13, Gasper Kitzmiller to Millie Ward, $2; Dec 23, Thomas L Bartlett to Sarah Cundiff, $2.


Feb 7, Wesley Cundiff to Nancy Dye, $2; Feb 7, Jessee Anderson to Annie Harvey, $2; Feb 21, Thomas Welch to Millie Pool, $2; March 8, David Bosly to Annie McCauley, $2; March 26, Wm Dye to Nancy C Cundiff, $2; April 25, Peter Urice to Susan Spencer, $2; June 11, Joseph Crozley to Mary Thresher, $2; June 16, Thom Bond to Sallie Moore, $1; Aug 21, Charles Wallace to Eunice Bartlow, $2; Aug 25, Thomas Cedars to Ann Mariah Smith, $1; Aug 25, Dan Leatherman to Eliz Stagg, $2; Sept 26, Peter Rawlings to Lurena Welch, $1.30; Oct 1, John G Lawrence to Eliz Ensminger, $2; Oct 8, Frances Murphy to Jane Earnholt, $2; Oct 17, Joseph Parreot to Hannah Vandiver, $3; Nov 14, David Speelman to  Susan Hagar, $2; Nov 2, Wm Smeltz to Cath Boley, $1.90.

(To Be Continued)


The McNeill Chapter UDC will hold a social meeting on Friday evening, June 20, promptly at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs C W Shelly, corner of Piedmont and Mineral streets. The chief feature of the meeting will be the returning of the Talent Money for the monument fund. An interesting program has been prepared and all members are urged to be present. Any members of other Chapters of the UDC who are now in Keyser will be cordially welcomed.



Washington June 16th

By this afternoon President Wilson can sit in his office and feel 20 degrees cooler than any other resident sweltering Washington. Workmen today were hurriedly engaged in getting the Executive offices refrigerating plant in action. It is located just underneath the President's Private office and holds seven tons of ice, the frigid air from which is wafted into the President's room by a series of fans.




Mrs Elizabeth Perry, who for many years lived in Keyser, and is well and favorably known, and who was recently stricken with paralysis, passed away on June 14, 1913, at the home of Dr Gerstell, aged 85 years. She was the widow of the late Capt John Perry of Cumberland.

She was buried from the home of her daughter, Mrs D T Greenwade, of Keyser, on Monday, with the services conducted by the Rev O A Price, assisted by the Rev H F Baughman.

The pallbearers were six of her grandsons, Dr Fred Gerstell, Robert Gerstell, F P Greenwade, J P Greenwade, Junior Boehm and William Nixon.

Surviving her are five daughters and one son, Mrs Thomas Boehm, Clarksburg, Mrs Robert Gerstell, Gerstell Md, Mrs Richard Workman and William Perry, Cumberland Md, and Mrs D T Greenwade, Keyser W Va.


Keyser W Va

Keyser baseball club crossed bats with Midland Cardinals on Prep Hill Monday last and scored the easiest victory of the season. Score 15 to 2. It was a batting feast for the home team and Manager Fazenbaker on the strength of a nine run lead gave all his pitchers a chance to show their worth. Keyser was never in any danger and would have had a shutout but for the loose fielding of Fazenbaker and Sharer, which allowed Midland to score two runs. Score by innings:

Batteries; Lauck, Meyers, Markwood, Kenny, Hamill, Isentrout, Woods, McGui??




Fire broke out Saturday night in the laundry located in South Keyser. The alarm was at once sent in and the fire companies responded promptly, but by the time they reached there, the laundry was beyond being saved, owing to its being an old frame structure and very dry, the flames swept through it with fearful speed.

Next to the laundry was a small frame house, occupied by a Mrs Welch, which caught from the intense heat and was quickly consumed with most of her household goods.

Next below Mrs Welch&'s was another small frame house, occupied by Arthur Hines, which was so much damaged to beyond repair. He managed to save his household goods. The next house was occupied by Henry Rowe was more or less damaged by water, but there was where the fire was stopped.

With a long row of frame buildings and with the wind blowing directly toward them, it at first looked as if the whole must go but the fire companies got extremely busy and it is wholly owing to their efforts that the street was not all burned out. They were much handicapped by the distance from the hydrants and it was remarkable how soon they had water on the fire after the alarm was given.

A stable in the rear of the laundry was somewhat scorched and contained several barrels of oil, but thanks to the fire boys the fire did not reach the oil or the result would have been far worse.

For a time considerable anxiety was felt regarding the large steam boiler, which had the heat caused it to explode would have worked terrible havoc among the spectators, but it remained intact.

The loss to the laundry will probably reach the $5000 mark, there having been recently added considerable new machinery it was insured $2000.

One of the stockholders expresses himself as desiring to rebuild at once, and we hope that they all take the same view, as we dislike to see one of Keyser's industries put out of commission, and that it was a growing industry it should be at once rebuilt, as it had become a necessity in our city. The dwellings destroyed had but small insurance.

We only wish that we could speak of the public with as much pride as we do the fireman, but in times like this there are so many who seem to become unduly excited, and in their excitement smash windows and throw fragile material from high windows, totally ruining the goods as completely as if destroyed by the fire. Keep cool at a fire and you can do lots of good in assisting, but if you are inclined to lose your head, keep back and let the cooler headed ones do the work.


Wheeling, June 15

Five thousand citizens participated in the mass service on the public square this afternoon, which inaugurated the W Va Semi-Centennial Celebration. The exercises was of a semi religious character. Dr John I Diekey, president of the Young Men's Christian Association officiated as master of ceremonies., and the addresses were delivered by Rev O H Moye, rector of St Joseph's Cathedral and Rev Dr Charles H Robinson and Rev W S Dysinger pastors of the United Presbyterian and First English Lutheran churches, respectively. Other clergymen participated.

This celebration will continue throughout the week culminating on Friday June 20, the 50th anniversary of W Va's admission into the Union.

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Washington DC

The W Va two cent passenger law was upheld today as valid by the Supreme Court of Appeals of W Va.

The suit was originally brought against the C&O by the State to Compel it to stop charging its full rate of three cents contrary to the law just enacted. Judge Sam Burdett then on the Circuit Court bench in Kanawah county decided in favor of the railroad. He was reversed by the State Supreme Court, which is upheld by today's decision as rendered by Justice Hughes.

The Chesapeake and Ohio appealed to the U S Supreme Court, still charging its rate of three cents, but issuing coupons for the extra cent. It will now have these coupons to pay.


Washington, June 16th

Almost a million dollars is appropriated for use in W Va by the sundry civil appropriation bill, just agreed to by the Senate and House, and which the President is expected to sign, in spite of the fact that the identical bill was vetoed by President Taft.

Mr Taft's reason for vetoing the bill, it will be remembered, was that it contained a provision that no part of the money so appropriated should be used to prosecute farmers and members of labor organizations under the Sherman anti-trust law. As it is now, and as it probably will be signed by the President, the bill carries nearly two million dollars for continuing work already started on the construction of locks and dams in the Ohio river or for beginning new work. Probably half of this work is to be done in W Va.

Appropriations for work on public buildings already authorized in W Va are carried in the bill as follows: Elkins, $35,000; Fairmont, $40,000; Grafton, $45,000; Moundsville, $10,000; Point Pleasant, $10,000; Sistersville, $40,000. This makes a total of $180,000 for public buildings in W Va, with almost a million dollars for work on locks and dams in the State.

The bill, if approved by the President, will be effective and the appropriations available by the first of July, and will insure the prompt prosecution of the work for which the appropriations are made.


Every man interested in the advancement of the City of Keyser  is invited to be present at a meeting to be held in the Council Chamber on Friday evening, June 20 at 8 o'clock. Arrange to be present.

The above notice was sent us this week, and means much to every man interested in the welfare of Keyser.

While our city is progressive and one of the prettiest in the State, we still have room for many more enterprises and the effort to bring them here be unceasing. Let the old council chamber be crowded to its capacity with determined enthusiasts, anxious for the betterment and enlargement of our city.


The Crushing Burden of our Civilization was the subject of the sermon delivered by the Reb Dr Charles A Eaton in Madison Ave Baptist church, 31st street and Madison Ave, yesterday morning.

It has long been a matter of dispute whether civilization has been a blessing or a curse, said the Rev Dr Eaton, and in this city we cannot always say that it is a success. We have libraries, churches, schools and all else, and that knowledge of science for which man has been striving, but the point is: Are we individually greater than were our fathers of 100 years ago. Have you higher ideals and thoughts and determinations than did your father, who did not have these advantages of the advance of civilization? Is your life more satisfactory than that of your grandfather who rode in the stage coach? Has this civilization brought simplicity into your life, and has it made you greater intellectually than your forbears, or has it left you frayed and broken, and are you striving simply to live? Rome went down when the people individually became rotten in their souls.

You have observed that the values in all parts of the world are steadily going down. There if not a bourse in the world that is not a low ebb nor a nation that is not financially embarrassed, and in America is it just the same. Even the state of New York, supposed to be the financial center of the world, cannot sell its bonds and must get money be a nine month loan. The debt of the city of New York is larger than that of the United States of America. One half of this is due to incapacity or criminal waste. The stock of railroads, public utilities and almost everything are going lower in the market. Why is this?

Because a wonderful thing has happened. In the last hundred years science has advanced at such a rate that things are now being done that were never dreamed of before, and consequently men have to think and worry about. Today the man who gets a fine watch has to have a fine vest to go with it; if he has a fine hat he must have a fine suit of clothes to go with that; If he gets a fine house he has to get fine furniture, and if he has good clothes he has to live in a house that is commensurate with his appearance. All that adds a burden to the other things, and he has to exercise his inventive faculties almost to a point of insanity. New kinds of clothes, houses, warships and what not, have all added their burden to civilization to a point almost beyond belief.

Fifty years ago the farmer had his oxen, a plow, a harrow and a few other utensils, and he was able to live, raise his family, and give his children a college education and die an honest, respected citizen of the republic, but today the farmer must have a college education, he must call upon all the demands of science and machinery. Why, whoever heard of all the things in the farming life that the plagues have been born with the advance of science. Everything to cause him to worry and to think about.

But how about you, individually with this advance of civilization? Is there a one of you who is an inch taller than his father, or who is stronger intellectually, or do you see your child will not be as strong as you? He may be able to run a hundred yards faster or to jump higher, but he is stronger than you to stand up in life's battle?

You cannot do what your father did, because you are not made of the stuff. We are eating, drinking, working too hard and not getting enough rest nor enough pay. We are breaking down in this day of civilization morally and intellectually.

What shall we do about it, all this worry all the time? The answer is we must do some thinking. Not the thinking of the predigested kind that causes no effort, but some real thinking. Not the kind that women are too tired after dancing the turkey trot & drinking high bails, smoking cigarettes, and other things to read the newspaper and then spend $10 to go to a big ball once a week where another woman has called the world's news and hands it out to them in predigested form just like pap. Is there any wonder why the spirit is getting black by infidelity and the lack of faith.

First we must get to thinking about our own life and its relation to the world in which we live. Save your soul. Think how you can be freed from this terrible nervous exhaustion. It seems as though you are completely frazzled out in this civilization.

There used to be a time where a boy went to school to learn, and he had some manhood, and could think when he was graduated. Now he seems too nervous and with no intellectual force left.

Waste is the blight of our lives. As an illustration, all our public institutions are hard up, and our money is tied up in unproductive avenues.

Look at our bill for drinking last year, more than a billion dollars. So many dissipate their wealth into nothing. Look at the money tied up in the matters of war. The time will come when nations will get together and appeal the conscience and say that these vast, useless, expenditures shall not be made when this wealth will no be so expended.

The solution is that our civilization will crush us unless we are buttressed from within, in our hearts and souls, with the love of God and the love of man, that we must have this living vital power in our hearts.


On last Friday afternoon there passed through Keyser on the way to the Semi-Centennial exhibit at Wheeling, several of the old engines which were at one time in active service on the B&O.

They were real curiosities as compared with those of modern make. The first that caught our eye was engine No 1, named Thomas Jefferson and built in 1832, and was the first engine to run west of the Mississippi river. For a water tank it carried an ordinary wooden barrel. It was so small that it was loaded

On an ordinary flat car, with room enough to have placed another one beside it and then not crowd the car.

The next was the Pioneer, built by Seth Wilmoth in 1851. This was so small that four of them could be easily placed on an ordinary flat car. The main driving wheels were 54 inches in diameter, the dimensions of the cylinder 8 x12; x14 inches and the weight was but 25,000. It was built for the C V R R.

The came the Dragon, No 57, B&O RR, followed by B&O No 217.

The short stop here made it impossible for us to make further inquiries, but we were fortunate enough to procure a photo of one of them which we reproduce above.

We were told by the man in charge, Mr E L Bangs, speed recorder inspector for the B&O, that each of these engines had been under steam and run within the last ten days, and will be exhibited and run while in Wheeling.


Romney Review of 18th

Mrs Lucy Kuykendall and son, Max, are visiting Mrs Charles Blue.

Rev and Mrs A M Earle have as their guest, Mr Earle’s mother, Mrs M E Earle, of Front Royal, Va and Miss Fannie Evans, of Houston Tx.

Sam Wilson, of Green Spring, spent Sunday with his grandmother, Mrs Mary Wilson.

Mr and Mrs Paul Lynch, of Baltimore, are guests at the home of Mr and Mrs E E Parsons. Mrs Lynch was formerly Miss Bessie Parsons.

Mrs R M Washington of Ridgedale, is spending several days with Miss Lucy Blue.

Mr and Mrs Machir Vance and little daughter, of near Romney, spent Monday at the home of N B Guthrie.

Charlie Short of Cumberland was home for a few days last week.

Mr and Mrs James H Blue spent the weekend with their son, Campbell, near Kearneysville.


We are in badly need of rain, vegetation is suffering.

Mr and Mrs Defries of Keyser spent last Sunday with Mr Clyde Rector and family.

Mr and Mrs Earl Taylor, of Pattersons Creek, were guests at Mrs Nettie Smith's last Thursday.

Mr and Mrs F M Willison and family spent last Sunday in Keyser, the guests of Mr and Mrs Geo Stallings.

Mrs J W Leatherman was calling on Mrs Clyde Rector last Sunday afternoon.

Mr and Mrs B W Davis and Mr and Mrs Wm Lambert were guests of Mrs L O Davis and family in Keyser, last Sunday.

Miss Susie Long and her friend, Mr Arthur Ewers, of Romney, were guests of F M Willison's recently.

Mr John Cox is sporting a brand new buggy, look out girls.

Mrs B W Davis, Mrs Laura Davis and Mrs Wm Lambert and children were calling on Mrs J W Leatherman last Friday.

Mrs Hattie Arnold of Fair View was visiting Mrs Isaac Cox last Friday.

There will be Childrens Day services at Duling church Sunday 29th inst at 10am and preaching at 2:30pm by the Pastor. Everybody come and spend the day.



W A Liller, contractor, has just placed an order for 10 car loads of doors, window and porch columns.

Some of this will come to Keyser but a majority will go to Kentucky to be used on his big contract.

This large order put Mr Liller in shape to meet wholesale prices on this class of goods. Send him your orders. He can't be undersold. Adv

When you're hungry the first thing you think about are the good things at L C McDonald's.


Mr A C Dixon, of Sulphur, was in our village last week.

Mrs J A Streets and sons, Willie and George, of Laurel Dale, were the guests of friends here last Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Grace and Zennie Duling were shopping in Blaine last week.

Squire C E Shillingburg lost a valuable horse last week from being kicked by another horse.

Mrs Dora E Whisner, of Turtle Creek Pa, is on a visit to her mother, Mrs Jane Ellis.

Mrs W T Peters, of Emoryville, is on a visit to friends in this vicinity.

Mrs J P Arnold visited her daughter, Mrs Harry L Arnold, of Keyser, the latter part of last week.

An interesting game of baseball was played last Saturday between the Emoryville Stars and the Invincibles of Oakmont. The score was 24 to 14 in favor of the Invincibles. Too bad boys.

Mrs Martin Swires, of the W Va Junction, visited her mother last week.

Misses Maggie and Katie Duling were the guest of friends in New Creek last week.

Mrs Jake Evans, of Cross, came up to see her mother, Mrs Swires, last week.

Mrs E A Ludwick was a business visitor at Blaine last Saturday.

Messrs D V Junkins and W W Kitzmiller had a horse trade last week. Both have the best horse in the world.

Several farmers have lost sheep from some strange disease. It is something new to the most experienced stock raisers.

Sad indeed were many heard when the news flashed over the phone that Lemuel West, son of William West, was killed by being run over by a wagon last Saturday morning. He was descending the hill at Wabash when in some way the front brake came loose, throwing the power on the hind brake and the lever broke, throwing him under the wagon, the wheel passing over his body, killing him instantly. Dr J O Lantz was called, but too late to see him alive. He was 16 years old and a good, trusty industrious boy. Interment in Queen’s Point Cemetery, Keyser, Monday. W H Kight, was undertaker. The parents have the sympathy of everyone in their bereavement.

Mrs Isabelle Swires, mother of Filmore Swires, died Tuesday, June 17, 1913. Obituary next week.



Remaining unclaimed in the post office at Keyser W Va, week ending June 12, 1913:

Shickle, Albert Banker, Fontaine Mencham, Ement Miller, P A Robinson, Daniel F Scarfrose, Roy Hoode, Oscar Baker, Fred Hartman, Americue Hazelton, (2) Jas Paul, Melvin Ward.


E M Tutwiler and Pittsburgh Pa, spent Saturday and Sunday on the Run visiting friends.

Jake Huffman and family visited relatives near Purgittsville Sunday.

Misses Nance and Marie Ludwick of Junction, spent Sunday evening on the Run.

Art Tutwiler and wife are visiting her now. Art has been confined to the house with a bad case of measles.

Mrs Walter Leatherman and Miss Amy Bopes are visiting along the Run this week.

Miss Sophia Haines, of Headsville, is sewing at J H Cheshire's this week.

Dan Arnold has been on the sick list for a few days.

S W and Seymour Whipp left Sunday to visit friends in the West.

Miss Florence Cheshire is still on the sick list, but is improving.

Joe Tutwiler from near Augusta visited friends here last week.


Misses Mary and Martha Mason, Ethel Kilroy, Anna C Fleming and Hazel Pugh attended the teachers Examination at Keyser last week.

The first of last week there was a freeze and before the last of the week it was hot enough to roast eggs.

A number of persons from this place attended the Firemans Convention at Westernport and Piedmont last week.

There is an excellent prospect for blackberries and huckleberries. So what is lost in the orchard will be gained in the berry patch.

 Hurrah for our Mountain State! Fifty years old. The glorious West Virginia hills. Good enough for anybody.

Each member of the Board of Education of Elk District and the secretary attended the conference of the boards of education at Keyser last Saturday. It was an interesting and instructive meeting. Supt Thrush is always looking out for the best interest of the schools.

 Mrs Stephen Dixon has been quite sick but is slightly better at this writing. Her daughter, Mrs Lucretia Grimes, and husband, of Washington Pa, are with her. That she may be restored to health, is the wish of many anxious friends.

Mr Charles Ashby and wife, Mrs Shaffer and Mr Smouse, all of Deer Park, were the guests of Mr Thos W Ashby last Sunday. Mr J W Ashby accompanied his brother to Deer Park Sunday evening in the large automobile of his brother, and returned Monday in the same machine.

Miss Louise Steorts and Ruth Bane, and Messrs John MacDonald and Jack Wilson, of Keyser, were the guests of Mr R Marsh Dean, last Sunday. A Ford machine brought them.

Decoration Day last Saturday was observed generally. The three orders, Odd Fellows, Red Men and Knights of Pythias turned out. More attention were given to fixing up the graves than usual. The orders planted flowers upon the graves of deceased members and their relatives. Business was suspended in the afternoon.

Barton baseball team won the game last Saturday. They shut Elk Garden out with a score of 5 to 0. Better luck next time.

An all day union meeting will be held at the old picnic ground at Elk Garden, Sunday, June 29 at 9:45 in the morning there will be a prayer and class meeting conducted by J E Aronhalt and Geo R Branner. At 10:45 there will be preaching by Rev W W White. At 2pm Sunday school. There will be reviews and short talks . Rev L C Messick will preach at 3 o’clock. At 7:30 there will be a song service and preaching at 8 o’clock by Rev John A Shockey. This meeting is in the nature of a basket in hand affair. Bring your baskets Come spend the day in a grand union meeting.

Mr Nathan W Loughry and wife, of Tucker county, visited the family of Mr Thomas Miller the first of this week. Mrs Loughry is Mr Miller's sister.

There are no new cases of smallpox since the second one which developed the middle of last week. This is a mild case.

Swat the everlasting dirty fly. Keep everlasting at it. Kerosene its breeding places. The fly must go.

James Gordon, who is now working in the B&O shops at Keyser, was home last Sunday.

Fred Jones, student at the Prep, is engaged at a store at Ridgeley during vacation. He was home last Sunday.






Pursuant to the terms and by the authority conferred by a decree of the circuit court of Mineral county, W Va, made and entered on the 17th day of April 1913, in a certain chancery cause therein pending wherein George W Finch, administrator of Joseph H Finch deceased, is plaintiff, and William V Nethkin, et al, are defendants, I will, on THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1913

At one o'clock pm at the front door of the courthouse for said county of Mineral, offer at public sale to the highest responsible bidder the real estate mentioned in the bill and proceedings in said cause, and by said decree directed to be sold as follows:

The undivided one sixth interest of William V Nethkin in and to the real estate owned by his father, Joseph D Nethkin, at the time of his death, situated on the Allegheny mountains in Elk District in said county, which real estate is as follows: That certain tract of land situated, lying and being on the Allegheny mountains, in Elk District, Mineral county, W Va, and being a portion of the 220 acre tract conveyed by Ann Virginia Bane and J Fred Bane to the said John and Ann Wiseman, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a dead birch and stone pile about 1 ½ poles southwest of Emory Run, the beginning corner to the entire tract conveyed by Ann Virginia and J Fred Bane to the said John and Ann Wiseman, and running with the original lines thereof, No 51 degrees E, crossing Emory Run, 25 poles to a cumcumber, a corner to James S Barrick, formerly George Price & Co; thence with the lines of the latter reversed, N 79 ½ degrees E, crossing Cole Mine Branch at 11 poles, in all 81 poles to a sugar tree and two lynns on the south side of said Branch, and running thence N 64 ¾ degrees E , 30 poles to a stone pile in the original line on the North side of said Branch; thence leaving the original line south, 37 ½ degrees E, 137 poles to a stake in the division line between Wiseman and Bane; with the same along a plank fence , S 58 ½ degrees W, 40.2 poles to a stake a little beyond the end of the plank fence , corner to J Frank Bane; thence S 71 ¾ degrees W. 116 poles, two poles less than the original call, to a stake in Leatherman’s line; thence, leaving Bane and running No 25 degrees  52 minutes west, 48 poles  to an ash and sugar tree on the west side of the hill, one of the original corners of the John T Pierce lands; thence, with the original lines thereof, No 18 degrees 7 minutes W 36 ½ poles to two sugar tree and a hickory on the west side of a hill, thence, No 38 degrees 22 minutes W 47 ½ poles to Emory Run at the mouth of the Coal Mine Branch, continued in all 56 poles, to the beginning , containing 121 acres and 32 poles, more or less, conveyed in a deed from John Wiseman and wife to Joseph D Nethkin, by deed dated May 26, 1900, and of record in deed book No 21, pages 611 and 612 in the office of the Clerk of the county court for said county of Mineral. Reserving and excepting there from the portion of said land conveyed by Joseph D Nethkin to W R Nethkin, by deed dated Nov 15, 1907, which deed is of record book, No 31 at page 47 in the office of the Clerk of said court, and is bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a stake 17 ft East of Han’s tramroad running No 10 degrees W 200 ft to a stake in a stone pile some distance from tramroad; thence N 84 degrees E 125 ft to center of square rock by a small dogwood, marked with three hacks as pointers; thence S 10 degrees E 200 ft to a stake in a stone pile and two small dogwoods marked as pointers; thence, S 8 ½ degrees W 125 ft to the Beginning, containing 53 to 80 of an acre, more or less.

The Emory Run Coal Co as lessee has the right under lease of record, to operate mines and transport coal from said tract of land, while this sale does not interest with said lease, the interest William V Nethkin, thence will be transferred to the purchaser by the purchase of the individual share or interest.


One third of the purchase , money cash on the day of sale, the residue in two equal payments at nine and eight months from day of sale respectively, the purchaser to give notes for the deferred payment with approved personal security and legal title to the property to be retained until all of the purchase money has been paid.

William MacDonald
Special Commissioner

I J V Bell, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mineral county.


Hinton W Va

S M Smith, former President of the Fidelity Bank of Bluefield, charged with embezzlement of eighty thousand dollars, is on trial here, on charge of venue from Mercer county. Smith plead not guilty this afternoon.

Deposits at the time the bank closed in September 1911, were $280,000 of which the State of West Virginia had $83,000. Depositors have since received dividends amounting to 45 percent.

Twenty lawyers are here in the case. The State now asks to be made a preferred creditor.

The case is a complicated one, and the trial is expected to last the entire week.


A golden opportunity is now open
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The stock is very complete and in good shape, coupled with a most prosperous clientele. A rare bargain.

The business is being offered for a sale for the exclusive reason that the owner’s health is declining and he is unable to give it the required attention.

Will inventory, stock fixtures, horse and wagon, storeroom, warehouse and stable. Will be leased for a term of years at a reasonable rental. Also 4 cylinder Packard 30-7 passenger car fully equipped in fine running order

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

A 2 story brick building; store and ware room; 9 living rooms and bath; east side of Main street. For further information apply to J B Criser, 58 W Piedmont St, Keyser.

Two young cows, W B Burke, Keyser

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


Issued in Cumberland:

Allen Anderson, of Frostburg Md, and Hilda Hetz , of Sutton Md.

Berline Cleveland Harpine, of New Market, Va, and Laura E Bosley, Twin Mountain W Va

Frank Worthington Beacham, Philadelphia Pa, and Letta May Bond, Keyser W Va

Aubrey Clay McIntyre, Piedmont W VA, and Grace Edna Hack, Luke Md.

Elijah Henry Smiley, Piedmont W Va, and Edna May Thrasher, Midland Md.

Rowland Dayton Moomau and Edna Bell Arnold, both of McCoole Md.

Robert C Hott and Ollie B Brown, both of Doman.

Walter W Rathburn and Lena B Martin, both of Dawson.

Arthur E Parker and Jennie Kimble, of Petersburg

F Washington Beachamp of Philadelphia Pa and Lottie May Bond, of Keyser.


After being closed for several weeks the U B Church will re open next Sunday with Sunday school at 9:45 am preaching at 11 am, young peoples service at 7 pm, preaching at 8 pm.

The church has been repaired and improved with new pews, new carpets, new paint, etc.

The children are especially requested to be in full attendance at the Sunday school.

Hungry? Well, go to I M Long's and see what he has to eat. Fresh goods all the time.

Liller's Lumber Parlors, Keyser W Va.


Mrs Louisa Finnell is visiting in Morgantown.

Rex Offut returned from Fairmont this week.

C H Bishoff, of Cross, was in the city Wednesday.

Grady Cogle of Cumberland Sundayed in our city

Mrs Ed Hall of Cumberland is visiting in the city

A J Welton, of Cumberland, was in the city Tuesday

Mrs I V Inskeep, of Martin, was in the city this week.

W A Tutwiler, of Burlington, was in the city on Wednesday

D S Huffman, of Moorefield, was in the city Saturday last.

Miss Mary Troy spent from Wednesday to Friday in Piedmont

Harry Marshall, of Williamsport, was on our streets Thursday.

Miss Sallie Arbosgast, of Monterey, is the guest of C C Arbogast

Mrs Julia Sims and James Gordon were in Elk Garden over Sunday.

W T Wells and daughter, Verna, were in Grafton over Sunday.

C C Arbogast and wife have returned from a trip to Virginia.

Frank Greenwade, who has been on a trip west returned Saturday.

Mrs Eva Lee Cole, of Salem is visiting her cousin, Miss Katie Sims.

Hubert Miller, who has been in Baltimore on business, has returned home.

Mrs C N Finnell and children are in Parsons, the guest of her parents.

Mrs Harry Wells and children have returned from a visit to Springfield.

Mr Walter Lowry has returned from Hot Springs somewhat improved in health.

Mr John Tice of Elk Garden was a pleasant caller at our office on Saturday.

Miss Virginia Wright has gone to Wheeling to visit her sister, Mrs Fred Martin.

Mr and Mrs D W Weaver and children left Thursday on a visit to Virginia.

Douglas Frye of Richwood was here a few days this week visiting his parents.

Mr N J Crooks left on Monday on a trip to Cincinnati and Washington C H Ohio.

Miss Ethel Schwartz who has been visiting here, left Monday for her home in Gormania.

Miss Sallie Johnston and Mrs Charles Hodges are visiting relatives in Columbus Ohio.

Mrs Offutt and children, who have been visiting in Fairmont, returned Wednesday night.

H L Arnold, cashier of the First National Bank was in Romney first of the week.

Mrs C W Smith who with her children have been visiting in Grant county, returned Monday.

Mrs R T Ravenscraft and daughter, Madge, have returned home from a visit to relatives here.

Mrs Clarence Borst and daughter Nellie, who have been visiting in Grafton, returned Monday.

Mrs C Pifer and children, accompanied by Miss Lucille Robinson, left Wednesday on a visit to Virginia.

Mrs T H Davis has so far recovered from her recent operation, as to be removed to her home on Saturday last.

John Milholland will soon leave for Grafton, having accepted the position as general foreman in the shops there.

Mrs Charles Davis was in Cumberland Wednesday visiting Mrs Ernest Davis, who has been very ill, but is now improving.

Miss Alice Carskadon will entertain as her guests this summer, Mrs Eleanor Shay and Mrs Coogle, both of Pittsburgh, who arrived this week.

Mr D L Cassady of Williamsport, was in the city Wednesday on his way to Baltimore to return with his wife who has been there about four weeks in a hospital for treatment.

Dr Hoffman was taken suddenly ill on Thursday with some trouble with his stomach and will be confined to the hospital for a few days. We hope for a speedy recovery.

Miss Myrtle MacDonald a graduate nurse of the Allegheny Hospital accompanied by her friend, Miss Bessie Inskeep, teacher in the Spring Gap school, returned to their home at Barton Md, on Sunday night from a visit to the home of Mrs Osborn McIntyre.

Mrs Lester Paugh, of Grafton is visiting in our city

John Purdy took a business trip to Baltimore this week

Miss Esther Caldwell was with friends in Piedmont Sunday

Miss Anna Coleman of Lonaconing, is visiting friends here.

Mrs Elmer Ritter and son are visiting her parents in Elk Garden

Mrs Louis Largent of Paw Paw is visiting friends in this city

Palmer Paris went to Baltimore Saturday night on business

Mr D C Arnold of Elk Garden was a visitor in our city Saturday

Prof J W Stayman was a business visitor to Parkersburg this week

Miss Willie Smith, of Pattersons Creek is in the city the guest of friends

H L Miller is in Atlantic City attending the Convention of Master Mechanics.

Mrs Harley Kight and baby are both quite ill at their home on St Cloud street

Mrs H W Wolfe and son Herbert went to Grafton Saturday to visit over Sunday

Mr T M Roderick and wife of Williamsport are the guest of friends in the city

Misses Alta and Marie Robinson of Parsons are the guest of Mr Luther Stafford

Clinton Goshorn, of Old Fort NC, has been added to the force of the Daily News

Rev and Mrs Lanstreet of Medley are attending League Convention here this week

Mrs John Ravenscraft and sons, Edward and Fred, are spending a few days in Wheeling

E H Frye and daughter, of Lahmansville, are in attendance at the Epworth League convention

Mrs Harry Defibaugh and daughter of Newburg, are visiting Mr and Mrs J H Defibaugh.

Mrs E M Dawson spent Sunday and Monday with her mother Mrs W G Burnap in Washington DC.

Mrs Smathers and daughter Mary went to Lawsonham Pa this week to visit Mrs Smathers mother

C M Dayton, A I Rogers and H G Fisher were in Martin Tuesday, attending the funeral of Frank Evans

Mr and Mrs H C Bowlby and their sons Joel and Edward of Morgantown, are the guests of Prof J C Sanders.

Mrs Harry Snider and son, Creel, and Miss Helen Newham of Cumberland, attended the funeral of Mrs Perry here on Monday.

W H Liller and family went to Martin Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs Liller’s brother, Mr C F Williamson of Grafton accompanied them.

Mr and Mrs C W Swisher of Ohio accompanied by his nieces, Misses Olga and Ova Billmyre returned to their home on Wednesday.

Mr and Mrs J W McMakin and Mr and Mrs Jos Howell and son, returned Saturday night from the west where they have been visiting for some time


We are informed that the Davis race track in Keyser been sold, but the name of the purchaser could not be learned, nor what use will be made of the land by the present owner.


Sunday School at 9:30 am

Preaching service at 11:00am

Subject: Words; C E service at 7:15pm

There will be no evening preaching service because of the Baccalaureate service to the High School graduates.

Rev H F Baughman, Pastor


The procession of school children that passed our door this morning was one of the prettiest scenes that was ever in Keyser. The morning was an ideal one and everyone seemed happy.

Headed by McIlwee's band about a thousand children marched carrying flags of the United States and of the State. Each room was in charge by the teacher, and many of them passed singing patriarch airs.

The fiftieth anniversary of our state will long be remembered by all who took part in it, and we doubt that in the fifty years to come, teachers can then be produced a prettier scene than was on our streets this morning.


Frederick District Epworth League

Meets in Keyser

Wednesday all day the trains both east and west were bringing into our city delegates and visitors to the annual conference of Epworth League workers of Frederick district, which is now in session at the First M E church Davis Street.

R F Chaney, of Frostburg, is district President and opened the meeting promptly at 2 o'clock in the afternoon yesterday. Chas Bond, Frostburg, conducted the first devotional consisting of prayer and song. Organization for business followed. Richard W Thrush, president of the local league, in a short talk welcomed the visitors. Miss Clara Hartsock, of Cumberland, responding. Report of the year by the district officers were then read and ordered to be entered upon the minutes. The reports proved that this young people's organization in the M E church of Frederick district is doing great work. Miss Souders, a deaconess of Martinsburg, was introduced and gave a short encouraging talk. The singing of the afternoon was under the direction of the local league choir assisted by Misses Viola Wilderman and Nita Shaffer, who sang a duet most beautifully.

The evening session started at 7:30 with a devotional service conducted by John Brinlow, of Carlos Md,. Then President Chaney introduced Rev B W Meeks, of Martinsburg, who delivered an address in a straightforward and strikingly forceful manner, and such is an inspiration to hear. In this he set forth in no uncertain terms the duty of our youth, and how the performance of his duty will aid in the settling of many of the perplexing problems which confront this land of ours. At the close of the address Mrs Harry Fisher pleased the audience with a solo.

After dismissal, the Epworthians enjoyed a get acquainted; hour in the Sunday School room. Ice cream, in League colors, red and white, cake and fruit punch were served.

Thursday morning at 6 o'clock there was a good turn out for the Morning Watch service conducted by Rev David G Pile, of Cumberland. Rev R H Bartlett, Ellerslie Md, conducted the devotional services and Mrs R B Compton, Scrty, Cumberland, read the minutes of Wednesday's meeting after which the regular work of the program were taken up.

Rev C E Ely, of Berkeley Springs, gave an address on junior league work. Albert Hunter also of Berkeley Springs, sang ;Face to Face; and Mrs Lizzie Adams of Carlos Md, recited; The Last Hymn;

For the coming year the following officers were elected: Cecil Miller, Lonaconing, President; James Stevenson, Carlos Md, First Vice President; Miss Nellie Johnson, Keyser, Second Vice President; Mrs M H Kellar, Cumberland, Third Vice President; Miss Lillie Inskeep, Barton, Fourth Vice President; Junior Supt, Mrs S E Buckhannon, Ellerslie Md; Secretary, Miss Daisy Kline, Lonaconing; Treasurer, Thomas Popp, Frostburg.

Next meeting will be at Berkeley Springs, Oct, 1914.

At the afternoon session the devotional meeting was conducted by Mr Bishop. Miss Addison of ----ville, spoke on “The Spiritual Department”, Mrs E H Zeigler of Hagerstown, on “World Evangelism”, Mrs M H Keller of Cumberland, “Mercy and Help,” and Miss Linda M Sabin, of Keyser, “The Social Department” Mrs W L Lynn of Lonaconing on “In the Secret of His Presence.”

Dr Franck H Havenner, in the name of the local league, presented to Miss Lillie Compton the prize, a Bible, for having secured the largest list of names in the “Get Acquainted Hour” at the social the evening before.

The Piedmont choir furnished music at the evening session, also Mrs Wells of Keyser sang most beautifully.

Rev Don S Colt, DD, of Baltimore delivered the address of the evening in a manner that brought home to every Epworth League worker present the tremendous duties of the New Era.


Our townsmen, A V Douglass, has taken the agency for the Little Giant Force Pump. It is something needed in every household where water and waste pipes are used, and will undoubtedly save property owners many dollars in plumbing bills, caused by stoppage of pipes, as with this you can open a plugged pipe in a very few minutes.

Mr E G Ruckman, wife and little son, of Purgittsville, were in our city this week and made us a pleasant call.

$5,000 TO THE GOOD


When the United States Court sustained a 2 cents passengers fare law it placed in the pocket of John J Conway, of this place, approximately $5,000.

Conway, who was a Chesapeake and Ohio Railway ticket agent, noticed that many people threw the coupons away, and realized that they might someday be good he began to collect them. The decision found him with about $5,000 worth of perfectly good coupons in his possession.


The commencement exercises in connection with the Keyser High School will begin next Sunday evening when the annual sermon will be delivered to the graduates in the auditorium of the High School building.

The sermon this year will be delivered by the Rev D H Martin, of Frostburg Md. Dr Martin has the reputation of being an entertaining and instructive speaker and he will no doubt have a large audience.

On Monday night will be the annual literary society contest in declamation and debate.

Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock the patrons are invited to visit the various grades and examine the work done.

On Tuesday evening the students of the Athletic association will hold a lawn fete and social on the lawn of the public school building.

Wednesday evening June25 will be Class Night.

The graduating exercises of the High School will be held on the evening of June 27, at 8:15. The address to the graduates will be delivered by the Dr J H Lewis, President of the Western Maryland College. Mr Lewis is known as a speaker of exceptional ability and the school is fortunate in securing his services on this occasion.

The graduates this year consists of four girls and two boys; Misses Geneva Gilmore, Susie Kaplon, Margaret Offner, Carmen Whipp; Messrs Roy Trenton and Lewis Moran.


By special invitation the Keyser Band accompanied the local fire company to Piedmont last week, to attend the fireman's convention. They were invited to take part in the parade, also to enter the band contest that night.

The invitation was accepted in good faith, but when time for the contest things took on a different aspect. The contest was to take place at 7:30pm and when the hour arrived the Keyser Band was promptly on the spot, but the other bands of the same class, for reasons of their own, were not present, declining to enter the contest. By all rules and fairness the prize for $50 should have been at once awarded to the Keyser boys by the carnival managers. They hustled around causing a delay of an hour, and finally entered as a contestant a traveling band which has been hired by the carnival to furnish music during the stay of the carnival.

This seemed hardly just, but the Keyser boys played with their band of 24 pieces against the pick up band of 8 pieces, and received a freeze out; by the decision of the judges against them.

This, eventually, was most unfair and unjust, considering the standard of excellence to which the Keyser band has reached and the records they had made in the past.

It is a burning shame that fairness can not be shown in a case like this, and we are pleased to learn that among the best people of both places much regret is expressed over the situation.

For years there has existed between the two towns a spirit of unfriendliness among a few, and we think that its high time that the hatchet be buried and a feeling of friendship be created that will make harmonious all dealings between Keyser and her sister town.


Mr Frank Evans died at his home at Martin Sunday, June 15, 1913, aged 26 years, 9 months and 21 days. He had been a sufferer from consumption for several years. He is survived by his father and mother, one brother and two sisters, besides a host of friends and relatives to mourn his early death. He was a young man with a noble character, and an honored member of the Modern Woodman camp of Keyser, No 8070. The floral offerings sent by friends were many and beautiful. The deceased was a brother of Mrs W H Liller, of Keyser.


The closing exercises for the School for the Deaf and Blind were held in the Institution Chapel on the evening of June 14th, and as usual the attendance was large. The program showed the work being done in each department from Mrs Shibley’s beginning oral class of little deaf children to the violin solo by one of the blind pupils, who has recently passed successfully the State Public School’s Teacher’s Examination. The gymnastic performances on parallel bars displayed the physical condition of the deaf boys, and they way in which they went through Butt's Rifle Drill showed that the military feature of this department no longer is a mere novelty. The boys have been uniformed this year and present a neat and attractive appearance. A sign recitation by ten of the little deaf boys (When I am a Man) was very pretty and showed to advantage the beauties of the sign language while the rendering of the quarrel between Brutus and Cassius in the scene from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar by two little blind boys and was extremely well done and elicited the loud applause. An exhibition of typewriting from dictation by a totally blind girl proved her wonderful speed and accuracy. The girl has also passed the State Teacher's Examination within the past week.

Supt Montague presented medals for good conduct and improvement in military drill to five pupils, one from each department, and one to a member of each military company, and Mr Shibley gave a prize to the boy who had made most progress in the printing office.

The industrial display showed some very handsome pieces of furniture made by the boys during the past term.

The enrollment this year reached 220 and the actual attendance has run over 200 most of the time.

Romney Review


Orland Wheeler, aged 18 years, only child of Mrs Percy A Welschonce, died suddenly Wednesday night in the offices of the Morgantown & Kingwood Railroad in the post office building at Morgantown. He remarked he would not be here long as he walked into the office of his step-father, P A Welschonce, assistant train dispatcher. He remained a short time and started out, leaving by the rear door. When he reached the narrow alley along the post office building, he was seized with an attack , which resembled an epileptic fit. He was carried into the room and he died forty minutes later. Three physicians worked with him to no avail. His mother had been visiting L O Davis at Keyser W Va, and accompanied by Mrs Davis and her daughter, Miss Irene, she reached Morgantown a few minutes after the death of her son. Young Wheeler at one time lived in Cumberland Md, with his mother, who is a niece of Mrs W L Rawlings, Altamont Terrace. He was a grandson of Mrs O E Harden, of Piedmont, where the body will likely be taken for burial.


William Wagner Hennen was born March 31, 1850, in Morgantown Va, (now West Virginia) and died June 7, 1913, aged 63 years, 3 months and 7 days.

He married Miss Mary Stinehart, of Edinburg Va, March 8, 1876. He was a member of the M E Church, South, in Keyser W Va and of the M E Church in Deer Park for five years and a steward in the Methodist church for many years.

His wife, two sons, four daughters, an aged mother, two sisters, Mrs F M Reynolds, Keyser W Va, and Mrs Obed Babb, Martin W Va, and a number of nieces and other relatives survive.

Bro Hennen was a faithful man in every position he was called to fill. He was a dutiful, affectionate son, a devoted loving husband, a fond and affectionate father, a conscientious faithful and liberal steward in the church, the best and most careful mayor any town ever had, and an excellent and careful engineer. Above all, he was a humble sincere Christian having made his peace with God and with all his fellow men. His death was peaceful and triumphant.

Much could be said about the life and death of our dear brother if space and time would permit.

The funeral services were conducted at the residence in Deer Park, by Rev J H Cuppett, his pastor assisted by Rev D L Reid , a former pastor and personal friend, Rev';s H H Jordan, of the Baptist church and S E Baumen, of the U B church, on Monday, June 9th at 4pm, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers of Cumberland and Keyser conducted their part of the funeral services at the grave.

The following out of town relatives attended the funeral, Judge and Mrs F M Reynolds, Mr and Mrs F C Reynolds, Mr E B Reynolds, Mrs L T Carskadon, Mrs Cliff Kinsey, Messrs Obed and Frank Babb, Mr and Mrs J H Markwood, of Keyser, Mrs E H Smith, Misses Brill and Glancy, of Fairmont, and Mrs L C Milholland, of Manheim.

The great profusion of flowers from railroad men, and from relatives and friends in Maryland, W Va and Ohio testify to the great popularity of Mayor Hennen.

There is consolation and comfort in going the away of life so useful and an end so peaceful as that of Bro W W Hennen.

Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord; They rest from their labors and their weeks do follow them.

D L Reid.


Too much speed on our streets is unsafe, so decided officer Batdorf on Tuesday, so he temporarily took into possession the rider of a motorcycle. His honor, Mayor Babb, took the same view of the case and relieved the reckless driver of some of the of the realm.

Too much care cannot be used while driving motorcycles or autos, for pedestrians have certain rights that must be respected.

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