March 20, 1914






There was a time, not so many years ago, when the farmer was made the subject of humorous remarks and his occupation was spoken of in derisive terms. It requires no special feat of memory to hark back to the days when the average farmer’s sole aim was to accumulate enough, by sacrifices or other means, to send his son to school in order that the latter might never be compelled to farm. But all that was before the day of labor saving farm machinery and modern household conveniences; before the era of high priced beef and other farm products; before science had taken a hand in the farm operations. Today, the farmer is the substantial citizen of the community; the man with the snug little bank account, not wealthy, but still comfortably provided for. Today, thousands of farmer’s sons are attending their various State Universities, not for the purpose of studying medicine or law or the ology, but for the purpose of learning how to farm. Agriculture has advanced from a rule of thumb art to a business based on science. It demands the best energies of our wide-awake young men and women and rewards them accordingly.



Miss Delphia Duling is in Baltimore buying her spring stock of millinery.


The subject for debate by the Hartmonsville Literary Society next Saturday night is, Resolved, That Abraham Lincoln was the greatest character in American history. This will be the last meeting of the society for this school term. The public is invited.


With three or four days of sunshine the beautiful snow left rapidly, but who can imagine our surprise when we woke this morning to find the ground covered with a beautiful carpet of snow.


Miss Ella Hockman, teacher of Wabash school, was calling on friends here last Saturday and Sunday, Mr Bert Ervin brought her over in his sleigh.


Preaching next Sunday at Blake Chapel by Rev J A Shockey at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.


Uncle Natty Kitzmiller sale will be next Wednesday, March 25th.


Mr Sherman Carnell and sons, Lora and Hubert, of Mountain Breeze Hotel, Claysville, and Mrs Chas Thomas and sons, Charles and Robert, visited Mrs Henry Kitzmiller last Sunday. Miss Myrtle Carnell accompanied them home.


“Peddler Gabe” was making his monthly calls here last week.


During the blizzard of March first and second, Mr George L Kitzmiller lost forty sheep, which was drifted over and perished. This is the greatest number of sheep we ever heard of perishing in one storm in this community and quite a financial loss to Mr Kitzmiller.


Mr T W Foley, of Mt Storm, was a business visitor here last week. Scott is not a traveling encyclopedia, but he carries a budget of starting business conditions.



Mrs J M Wilson spent Monday and Tuesday with relatives near Cumberland, Md.


A F Haines moved from Burlington the first of the week into his own house recently vacated by M L Wagoner.


H J Wagoner, of Everett, Pa, is visiting his mother and other relatives near Alaska.


Mrs H A Pyles left Monday morning to spend some time with her daughter, Mrs A W Carroll, in South Cumberland.


The Frankfort public school closed last Friday after a successful term taught by Don C Dolly, principal, and Miss Etta Dunn, assistant. Mr Dolly commenced a subscription school on Monday and later on will open a Normal school.


Mrs J W Adams spent from Saturday until Tuesday visiting relatives in Cumberland.


Ward Newbanks and Lemuel and Arthur Oglesbee were business visitors at Springfield on Tuesday.


BORN, Thursday, March 12 to Mr and Mrs Hiley Abe, a son.


Robert Armstrong, who is attending school in Keyser, spent Sunday at his home here.


Mr and Mrs Perry Wilson and Robert Wilson, of Cumberland, spent Sunday with Mr Wilson’s brother at the Frankfort Inn.



L J Mott and T C Thrusher each purchased an organ of Agent Prof M Bumphrey a few weeks ago. The organs came last week and they are well pleased with them.


W P Radabaugh of Spencer who taught the Ash Flat School, was a pleasant caller here Monday evening. He taught a successful term, as good reports came from his school all winter, and he has the respect and good wishes of patrons and pupils.


Miss Nannie Rotruck and little daughter Carrie spent the day at D G Martin’s Monday as she was on her way to Keyser.


Miss Nellie Likins school closed last Friday at Mike’s Run with an entertainment at night, which was well attended. Those there report a pleasant evening. This is Miss Nellie’s first term of teaching and from the success she had we predict for her a bright future in her chosen work.



Uncle Jacob Biggs has been confined to his bed recently. His children have been to see him. His illness may not prove serious.


Mr Ray Middleton took the civil service examination at Cumberland last Monday in stenography and typewriting.


Mr A H Jones, of the Keyser Preparatory, was with his parents here last Saturday and Sunday.


“Resolved, that divorces should not be granted” was the question discussed at the Literary last Friday evening. Rev W W White and James Norman affirmed and L O Taylor and R M Dean defended the negative. The judges decided two to one in favor of the negative.


Miss Cora Snyder, of Baltimore, visited Mrs Mary Jones and friends here last week.


Mayor Perry Streets lost a valuable horse this week. It was old Charley, a faithful family horse.


Mr I N Lyons lost a fine horse last week. He had the distemper and suffered a relapse. How much a horse is like a human being in some respects.


On Saturday our noted horseman, Mr Estel Bennear has his famous racing animal on the streets for a short spin. He generously paraded the main streets so that all the folks could get a glimpse his famous champion trotter, Jack. On Oak street he took on board two of the belles of town and astonished them by taking them around the block in 25 minutes 56 ˝ seconds. Some mule that.


Rev W W White preached his last sermon before conference in the M E church South last Sunday evening.


Rev W A O’Hara said mass in St Vincent church last Sunday.


Master Frank Jones and brother, Bischoff, made a trip to Cumberland last Saturday.


The Boosters, the Junior Leaguers, gave their play in Odd Fellow’s hall last Saturday evening. They entered into the program with spirit and the audience was well pleased. Those taking part in Dr Cure-All were, Ralph Bean, Eva Clark, Eva Dishong, Ralph Taylor, Mabel Clark, Grace Aronhalt, Madonna Smith, Mura Kitzmiller. They had part in other exercises one in which Robert Harris took part. Mr Clifton E Gurd deserves much credit for his work with the young people. He had the entertainment in charge.


Martha, daughter of Mr Lawrence Jones, died Tuesday evening, March 17, 1914, aged about five years. She was afflicted with scarlet fever. This was the little girl who was so tenderly cared for by the family and whose mother died when it was only a few days old. The funeral will be private. Much sympathy is expressed for the afflicted family.


Nearly all the locals given this week were furnished by principal L O Taylor’s 7th and 8th grade pupils. As a lesson in composition work they wrote news items.





Our twin towns are elated over the thought that the ground hog has spent his promised six weeks of furious winter weather and we are now enjoying a harbinger of spring Sunday’s song of the Robin and Bluebird.


The little daughter of Otha Sharpless, Amy Mildred, is seriously ill at this writing with pneumonia and symptoms of typhoid fever.


The Pool and Scothern store was broken into on Tuesday night, the contents of the money drawer was stolen and a few other articles missing. Entrance was gained at a side window of the building.


Mr and Mrs Charles Scothern all smiles, so is grandpa and Uncle Joe. It’s a girl.


The mines are working here full time, everybody busy.


Mrs Mary Paugh, from Gleason, has moved into the vacant side of the old yellow farmhouse.


Mr Bert Pew is having a new residence and storeroom, ice cream parlor erected at the end of the bridge.


BORN unto Mr and Mrs Ed Sollars on Friday last a bouncing girl.


Mr Geo Coffman is on the sick list suffering with tonsilitis.


The infant child of Mrs May Price is ill at this writing with pneumonia.


The S S at the M E church is progressing nicely under the able management of Rev Scott and interested Superintendent and teachers.


Mrs Tasker, who was seriously burned some time ago is able to be out again.


Mr Vauce Sharpless had the misfortune to have his foot badly mashed and his toes broken while at work in the Hamill Coal and Coke Co mine. Mr Sharpless has just recently recovered from a serious injury sustained while in the employ of the North American Co mine.


Mr and Mrs Paul Markwood left recently for their future home up near Bayard on the Chambers farm.


The Order of Eagles are going to have a pig roast and supper on next Saturday night, March 21st.


Mrs Charles King is visiting home folks at St George this week.


The order of Pythian Sisters will be instituted here in the near future.


Mrs Hettie Paugh has moved to Maysville.




BORN, to Mr and Mrs Geo E Hiser, a son.


Willie Boggs of Franklin spent several days here last week trying to buy young cattle, but found prices too high and will look elsewhere.


W C Hull and son, of Forman; who recently sold their store at Lahmansville to D C Lyon, were business callers here last week.


Roy Newhouse who is assisting C B Newhouse in the blacksmith shop here, last week moved his family from Barksville to this place.


Asa Weimer has moved his family from Laneville to Hopeville.


T S Welton recently bought of Ed Schelly a bunch of two year olds.


Wesley Simmons died recently at Sugar Grove, of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, who is sick at this time of the same disease, and five small children.


J W Hinkle, of Keyser, who is visiting relatives in this vicinity of Peru, was here last week and purchased Geo E Crites’ house and lot near the depot. Mr Hinkle expects to move his family soon.



The Baltimore conference of the M E Church, South, will meet in Baltimore March 25th.


John L Lehman spent several days last week in Fairmont.


George Johnson, of Cumberland, recently visited his mother and sister here.


Mrs W B Cornwell and daughter, Marion, were visiting relatives in Martinsburg.


Miss Hoppie Keller attended the funeral of Miss Mary Keller in Frostburg.


R D Brady is spending a few days with his uncle Geo S Arnold, at South Branch.


Mrs J H Billingsley and daughters left last week for a visit to relatives in Washington.


Miss Mary Browing and Margaret Keller are visiting their uncle, Thos W Keller, in Washington.


Joe Pancake and Miss Mary Howard Heiskell visited Mrs Arthur Ewers at Three Churches recently.



Only three ministers of the Church of the Brethren is in the Hoffman hospital now. Raphael Baker, A J Whitacre and Will Smith all have undergone operations and are reported as doing well.


Eld H N Kelley was down on the Run today in the interest of the new church which he contemplates building this summer near the point where his road to his house insects the public road below the house.


For several days the snow has been going fast but the mud has been coming just as fast.


Wish the sugar makers would hurry up and bring around some little sugar cakes.


BORN, to Mr and Mrs Weese, a son.


H W Smith sold his black mare to James Smith on Tearcoat for one and three quarters.


Boyd Martins’ have vacated the house they lived in and for the present are living with Croff Myers, Mrs Martin’s father.


B W Smith will close his school next Friday and having a spelling school at night. Then Wade Lease will continue the school one month longer.


Mrs J T Arnold and daughter, Miss Irene, went down over Sunday to visit Mrs Arnold’s mother near Augusta who has been poorly.


It is said Mona Charleston’s are intending to move pretty soon to Dr Baker’s fruit farm on the mountain near Ridgeville.


Otis Rogers has hired to I I Whipp to work this year, the same place he worked last year.


There will be plenty of feed here but is has somewhat distributed. Many raised more feed than stock to consume it, others vice versa. As an example of the farmer Geo C Bailey has ranked up in his barn 35 tons of hay and 14 tons of straw, all baled and for the market but not time to haul it. Geo raised between 1700 and 1800 bushels of potatoes last year and he has found enough for one man to do to assort them and haul to market. He sells them in two grades, firsts and seconds. He has realized about 80cts and 60cts for them.


Ed Rogers was over on the run with us last Sunday.





I wish to say that the reason why I did not sign the petition submitted to me a few days ago was because it was constructed so as to appeal not as a moral issue but otherwise. And that I am opposed to “Tango” and all other dances. This is the sentiment of the ministerial body of the city.

Rev R G Hammond, Pres.



About 4:35 pm, last evening, an extra train going east, met with a mishap near Piedmont. At this time no definite detail is available as to what caused the wreck. Eleven cars were piled over both tracks stopping traffic for four or six hours. No one was reported hurt.



Dear Editor:

  I am pleased to say that no other newspaper in the city has made so great an improvement as the Tribune in the past few weeks. Its coming out recently as a semi-weekly was truly a great surprise. This adds greatly to the paper enabling you to give the more recent news, not having to hold reading matter several days old in order to make up enough to print. At one time in my early days, I learned a little about the newspaper business. In fact, I learned enough to know that the people did not want to read the same stuff over and over again. It surely pleases me to see the improvement and I hope the citizens of this city will give your paper the support that is due in any paper that accomplishes its aim, a clean, clear and readable newspaper which is always the people’s paper.

A Friend.




One of the largest real estate transfers in the history of the community was consummated here last Monday. While the land that changed hands does not lie right at this place its topographical and chemical make up is so much like the land here that an account of the deal will come under the caption of this article without violating the Pure Food Law. Ike Poling, who has been sojourning out on the mountain for several years, came down last week and sold his place on Shirley Lane to Andrew Jackson Nickelson, formerly of Virginia. The consideration was two hundred dollars. Twenty dollars down and the balance in nine yearly payments of twenty dollars each, without interest. These are extremely liberal terms and it can never be said of Mr Poling that he didn’t give Andy a fair show. The initial “cash” payment of twenty dollars were made up of Nickelson’s note for $40 and Ike, is to board out the difference, $6. In case of the demise of either property the property goes to the survivor without more to do. Mr Nickelson is to pay the notary’s fee cutting brush or some other labor equally as useful. In signing up the papers the W Va free school system put it over the Virginia system. Ike, who received his early education in the school state, took the pen and made his mark as good as any one; but Nickelson who got his education in the schools of Virginia only touched the pen. Go up ahead, West Virginia. The property in question is unimproved, the house having been torn down a few years ago and put in the dry. Mr Nickelson will build at once and begin setting out an orchard. Sam Grimm, who has been living on the place, will move his house and chattels up the hollow, on to the property of his father-in-law, Joe Poling.



A good $14.00 note. A good investment. A liberal discount will be allowed if you hurry.





Sam High has moved from the west slope of Tar Kiln to High Knoh.


Among those who went to the county seat to see the eclipse were Ginger Root, Laura Root, Minnie Wibble, Swift, Jim Wright, Ed Leatherman and ??.


Miss Hattie Wilson, of Burlington, donated a sack full of doughnuts to the needy last week. Come again Hattie, they were fine.


Among the T M & P officials who came over the line this week were L T Sawyer, General Passenger Agent and Polly McGahan, Genenalissins.


Mrs Ern Wilson sent some very fine cookies in the same direction. They were better than the doughnuts.


Several farmers from this section took in the agricultural school at the county seat last week.


Little Ike Whipp, from down on the creek, went to Keyser last week to see the eclipse. He claims that he didn’t see it. He stayed in town until 4:30 pm when he had to leave in order to get home in time to milk. Ike says he is going to watch for it at home next time.


The peach crop has been killed twice this spring. The third killing is usually fatal. It is just as well that they all be killed as this is the locust year and if there isn’t so much for them to eat they wont stay so long.


A big double header debate is to be held under the auspices of the Burlington Literary Society, at Burlington, next Friday night. This will be the last debate of the season.


The Push Root Literary Society has not been meeting very regularly this winter.


Minnie Swift, our teacher, has not taken much interest in things since she sued a Keyser gentleman for breach of promise.


C C Arbogast, the artistic sanitary plumber at the county seat, is selling automobiles now. Come over Cam and take us a ride. Minnie won’t bite you.


Uncle Hiram Root, who has been very much complaining for several years, is just about the same.





Rebecca, widow of George La  Monte, died at her home in Bound Brook, NJ, Sunday, March 1st. Early in the winter she went to New York to spend the season, but became ill and returned to her home a few weeks ago. Rebecca Thweatt Kern was born in Romney, Hampshire county, then in the State of Virginia, on the 31st day of August, 1832. She was the fourth child and third daughter of John Kern, Jr, and Rebecca Thweatt Mason. Her childhood was spent mostly in Romney and at “Wheatland,” in Clark county, Va, the home of her maternal grandfather, Major Seth Mason, to which frequent journeys were made by traveling fifty miles in a stage or carriage over the Northwestern Turnpike. Review.



The members of the Mineral County Horticulture Society will meet at the headquarters of the Upper Potomac Fruit Exchange in Keyser, on Friday, March 27, 1914, at two o’clock. We hope to see every fruit grower in the county present to take part in the work of making 1914 the “doinest” year the county has ever had.

P M Dayton, President

T T Huffman, Secretary



At the Preparatory School Saturday evening at 8:15 the last number of the Lyceum Course will be given. The Jess Pugh Concert and Novelty Company, which will be remembered was here two years ago and made a hit, will once more visit us, and a rare treat is promised to all who attend.



The Wesleyan Baseball Schedule as announced by Manager Stansbury yesterday contains 34 games, nineteen of these being played away from home, a part of this latter number being played during the spring vacation, 16 games are booked at home and the two big trips, one into the Sunny South covering ten days and the other in the East covering a week make the most attractive Schedule ever arranged for the Wesleyan Athletic Team. Wesleyan should have an excellent team this year as seven of last years regular players are still in college and eligible for the team.

The complete schedule follows:

March 25, Richmond College, at Richmond, Va.

March 26, N C A & M College at Raleigh, NC

March 27, North Carolina University, at Chapel Hill, NC

March 28, South Carolina University, at Columbia, SC

March 30, South Carolina University at Columbia, SC

March 31, University of Georgia, at Athens, Ga

April 1, University of Georgia, at Athens, Ga

April 2, Elon College, at Greensboro, NC

April 3, Elon College, at Greensboro, NC

April 4, Virginia Military Institute, at Lexington, Va

April 10, Bethany College, at Home

April 11, Bethany College, at Home

April 17, Glenville Normal, at Home

April 18, Glenville Normal, at Home

April 24 and 25, Open at Home

May 1, Washington and Jefferson College, at Home

May 2, Washington and Jefferson College, at Home

May 8, W Va University, at Fairmont

May 9, W Va University, at Clarksburg

May 11, Mt St Mary’s College, Emmittsburg, Md

May 12, Catholic University, at Washington, DC

May 13, Lafayette College, at Easton, Pa

May 14, Muhlenburg College, at Allentown, Pa

May 15, Juniata College, at Huntingdon, Pa

May 16, Pennsylvania State College, at State College, Pa

May 22, Carnegie Tech School, at Home

May 23, Carnegie Tech School, at Home

May 27, Chinese University, at Home

June 1, Pittsburgh Collegians, at Home

June 2, Pittsburgh Collegians, at Home

June 11, Ohio Wesleyan University, at Clarksburg

June 12, Ohio Wesleyan University, at Home

June 13, Ohio Wesleyan University, at Home




Of dwelling house and lot, situated at

No 46,  “D” street in the city of Keyser

By virtue of an order of Wilbur H Thomas, referee in bankruptcy for the Northern District of W Va, entered in the case of W W Eversole, bankrupt, on the 16th day of March, 1914, the undersigned Trustee, elected for the purpose, will on, Saturday, April 11th, 1914, at 1 o’clock PM, at the front door of the Court House in Keyser, W Va, sell at public auction to the highest bidder the following real estate situated in the City of Keyser, Mineral County, W Va, to wit: All that certain lot situated on the westerly side of “D” street, in said city, known and numbered on the Plat of N D McCoole’s Addition to said city as lot No 66, which said lot fronts 30 feet on said “D” street and extends back the same width 120 feet to an alley: the said property being the real estate belonging to the said bankrupt. Said sale is made subject to a deed of trust to S R Barr, Trustee for the Real Estate and Improvement Co of Baltimore City, amounting to the sum of $464.43, as of date of March 16th, 1914.


Cash on day of sale:

H G Shores

Trustee in Bankruptcy

March 17th, 1914



Notice is hereby given to the stockholders of Twin Mountain and Potomac Railroad Co, that the annual meeting of stockholders of said Company will be held at the Company’s principal office in the Watson Building in the City of Fairmont, County of Marion and State of W Va, on Wednesday the 8th day of April, 1914, at seven o’clock PM, for the transaction of such business as may lawfully come before such Annual Meeting.

Given under my hand this 2nd day of March, 1914.

Kemble White, Secretary




As administrator of the personal estate of Nathaniel Kitzmiller, dec’d, I will on

Wednesday, March 25th, 1914

At his late residence near Hartmonsville, W Va, sell at public auction to the highest bidder the following described personal property:

4 work horses, 1 yearling colt, 6 cows, 24 head of two year old steers, 25 two-year old heifers, 1- 3 year old Angus bull, 8 yearlings, 50 head of sheep, 3 hogs, 4 chickens, 1 cider mill, 1 sleigh, 1 spring tooth harrow, 1 pair of bobsleds, 1 buggy, 1 buckboard, 2 spring wagons, 1 road wagon, 3 mowing machines, 6 ft cut; 2 hay rakes, 1 hay tedder, 1 manure spreader, 1 land roller, new; 1 fruit evaporator; 4 sacks of salt, 1 blacksmith anvil and bellows, 1 Barshear plow, 1 wheat fan, 1 hillside plow, 6 rolls of woven wire fencing, 2 sets of wagon harness, 1 saddle, 1 set buggy harness, lot of buckwheat, oats and corn; 1 double shovel plow, 1 crosscut saw, 1 1 log chain, 1 rick of oats, straw, about ten stacks of hay, 2 grain cradles, a lot of hay forks, hand rakes, and a number of other articles not here mentioned.


On all sums of $10.00 and over a credit of six months will be given purchaser to give note with good personal security. Notes negotiable and payable at The First National Bank of Keyser, W Va. No property to be removed until terms of sale are compiled with.

Sale to begin at nine o’clock am.

John P Arnold


Hartmonsville, W Va



FOR SALE, Five shares stock of Peoples Bank of Keyser at low price.


FARMERS! SEEDS!—The best farm seeds. Fresh cleaned. Frye & Son.


VIAVI TREATMENT—I will be at the Reynold’s Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o’clock pm. MRS L M KENNISTON, Manager


FARM FOR SALE—I have for sale near Headsville, W Va, a farm consisting of 165 acres for $600 cash. This is a bargain and will be offered at this price but for a short time. Call or write the undersigned if you are interested. Harry G Fisher.



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Use our coal means fuel economy, for in coal like in everything

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The big international film will appear in Music Hall


This is an advent that should be borne in mind by every

Moving picture patron in the vicinity.




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.