SEPTEMBER 20, 1912


Rev A B Mann was in Cumberland part of last week.

Herbert Mason has secured a position in a Wilson store.

Mrs William Rubush and son, Trenton Keifer Rubush, of Dayton Va, who have spent the summer here wither mother, have returned to their home.

Miss Antoinette Korenchean spent Sunday with relatives in Gorman.

Harley Beckman left here Wednesday for Elk Garden where he will work in the store for Bane Bros, until their store is completed in Ridgely.

Miss Beulah Kimble is visiting friends in Cumberland and other places.

Mrs Kimble gave a surprise party at her home Friday night in honor of Hally Beckmans fourteenth birthday. Those present were Twila Kimble, Gladys Purgitt, Lillian Spiker, Freda and Treva Twigg, Hazel Veach, Hally Beckman, Delphir Wheeler, Anna Boring, Anna Schell, Ogle Blocher. Games of different classes were played. Dainty refreshments were served. All report a happy time.

Miss Agnes Waddell has gone to Coleport Pa, to attend school.

Beaver Run Items

Mrs Nettie Arnold and daughter Miss Annie Leigh Arnold, of New Creek, were over here Saturday and Sunday.

Roy Tutwiler, of Shank, is up here on a visit.

The council meeting announced last week for Saturday 28 has been changed to Friday 27 as a sale is set in confliction with the meeting.

John Lyon of Eglon is still staying on the Run.

Bisers threshing machine up about the Junction threshing and Jo Leatherman is threshing on lower Beaver Run.

Wm Flory of Basche was on the run over Sunday.

Mrs Ellen Leatherman returned home Tuesday from the Eastern shore. Some time ago she went down to visit her daughter, Mrs Otie Miller, and friends.

E W Bailey has replaced the bridge which was washed away with the new one across Beaver Run, It looks to be a good one.

Cutting up corn is the order of labor for many of us, The dry weather is hurrying the crop to maturity, just parching it.

It was reported that Peter Arnold had rented his farm to Mr Armentrout of the Glebe farm. However, we have heard later that Mr Armentrout backed out and informed Mr Arnold he would not take it.

The run of sales about here in hearing is after this order: D R Leathermans in the Flats 20 P M, J B Rees’s 25, Chamberlain Brothers 26, D R Leathermans at home 28 P M, G S Arnolds 30 P M, John Knabenshue’s Oct 8. I have heard of others but this list will suffice.

Andie Lair and wife are visiting on the Run.

Also Marsh Dean and family of Elk Garden, are guest down here. They came here from Cabin Run where they have been visiting.

Chas. Harvey and Miss Maggie Weckert were guests with us Sunday.

Bursey Ludwick will begin his series of meetings at the Union next Sunday evening and over the fifth Sunday.

Oren Wise, who lives near Harrisonburg Va, was on the Run Sunday in his auto. He and father and sister came over in the machine. Mr Wise has been buying and shipping cattle for forty years. Last spring he bought heavily in Hardy, Grant , and Pendleton, and now is shipping every few days to the markets.     G.S.A

Grant County

Several of our young people left Wednesday to attend school this winter at different places. Neil Thalaker and William Welton entered the preparatory branch of the University at Keyser, Miss Virginia Ervin returned to Ft Loudoun Seminary at Winchester. Miss Grace Taylor goes to the Seminary at Lewisburg, Miss Nina Taylor will attend a private school in Clarksburg, and make her home with her sister, Mrs W D Newlon, who resides in that city.

Dr J N Judy and wife, D P Hendrickson, and Esmond Taylor, made a trip to Gormania in the doctors automobile this week.

Christian Helmick and child, of Kitzmiller Md, were here over Wednesday night on their way to Seemly to visit relatives.

Lee Shobe last week dug nine potatoes from one hill that weighed 7 and a half pounds. The largest one weighed one and five ounces and the smallest eleven ounces.

Mrs Margaret Boggs, of Baltimore, is visiting Mrs E L Judy.

On Friday, September 6th, Joseph Layton, the subject of our story seemed in his usual health, walking around all day and in the evening chopped some stove wood, something he had not done for several months, after which he ate a hearty supper, but shortly after eating while preparing to retire became very sick and about one half hour died. He was educated in the school of “hard knocks” being born May 26, 1824, when the chances for a book education were very meager and all of that kind of education that he was able to secure was just to read and write a little. His father was a native of eastern Virginia and his mother, whose maiden name was Mary Jenkins, was a product of western Virginia.

He made his home with his daughter, Mrs George R Borror, for a number of years. His second wife died about two years ago and now there are two vacant chairs. His remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife. Rev Stearn performed the last sad rights.

We record with much regret the death of Mora O Hines. This young man was the nephew of Mrs Charles Evans of Martin, in this county. He had seen service in the Army, but for several years had been in poor health. The summer months for the past two years he has spent at the quiet home of his aunt, Mrs Evans, trying to battle against the disease to which he finally succumbed on the 27th of August. He was in twenty-seventh year of his age, a patient sufferer and a trustful Christian. He leaves five brothers to mourn his death besides many friends and relatives. The funeral services were held at the Thorn Run school house near Martin, conducted by Rev J Hoge Smith, of Petersburg.

Hampshire News

Miss Verna Jackson left Friday to visit friends in Davis.

Miss Alma Pancake is spending a few days in Cumberland.

Herschel Stansberry left last Saturday for the University at Morgantown.

Mrs J G Wolfe, of Keyser, came last Friday on a visit to relatives here.

Miss Esther Thomas left Tuesday for Staunton Va to attend school.

Capt W B Colston, of Martinsburg, is visiting his daughters here.

Miss Nina Shuey, of Piedmont, is the guest of Miss Mary Keller.

Miss Pauline Adams, of Cumberland, spent several days last week with Miss Mary Linthicum.

Prof C H Herbert, of Berkely county, formerly principal of Potomac Academy here, spent last week here.

J C Linthicum left Tuesday for Elkins, where he represents the Keyser lodge A O U W in the grand lodge of the state.

Miss Estill, of Lewisburg, Miss Jayne Handley, of Millboro, Va Miss Nettie Lucas, of Martinsburg, and E L Chapin returned here last week to the D & B schools.

James A Shawen, of this community, purchased the McDonald Farm in Sherman district on which Mrs Eliza McDonald resides, This was the home of the late C B McDonald and is one of the best farms in that part of the county.

Mrs Louisa Troutman

Mrs Louisa Troutman died suddenly Sunday at the home of her son, Amos Troutman, about three miles above Wellersburg ages 83 years. She is survived by two sons and one daughter. The funeral will take place Wednesday at 2 pm with the interment in Cooks cemetery.

Mrs Troutman was the mother of Mrs M B Wagoner, of this place.

The Overland Outing Club, of Frostburg, arrived Saturday for its annual outing at Raven Rock Park.

Rev G G Oliver narrowly escaped serious injury a few  days ago when he fell from his hay mow with a pitch fork in his hand. He was considerably shaken up and bruised but managed to fill two of his appointments Sunday.

Mrs M E Wilson is visiting friends in Washington

Miss Maria Gregg who spent the Summer at the home of N B Guthrie left Monday for Relay Md.

Mrs Bettie Short has her guests this week, her daughter, Mrs J B Dickey, and children and her mother Mrs Linnie Adams, of Cumberland.

Misses Lucy Blue and Kittie Washington are spending a few days with Mrs David Arnold near Burlington.

Robert Guthrie left Friday for Davidson College NC.

Mrs Isabel, of Washington, is the guest of Mrs R M Washington.

Mrs David Roach has gone to Cumberland to visit her mother, Mrs Suter.

Mrs Elizabeth Newman, of Keyser, is spending a few days in town.

New Teachers in D & B Schools

Miss Malinda Miller, of the Tennessee school for the Deaf, takes the place recently occupied by Miss Dobbins as head oral teacher.

Mr and Mrs Harry Shibly, of the Oklahoma School, have arrived, she to teach the oral department, and he to take charge of the printing office.

Roy Rhodes, a graduate of the Missouri school for the Deaf, will give instruction in the carpenter and paint shop.

Miss Pearl Brenzikefer, a nurse from the Wheeling hospital, will arrive Tuesday night to take charge of the school hospital.

Mrs E J Taylor has already entered upon her duties as housekeeper.

Hardy County News

Mrs Laura Cunningham and daughter, Miss Bettie, who have been here for several weeks, left Wednsday for their home at Austerletz, Ky.

Miss Katherine Fetzer, who has been spending her summer vacation with her mother here, left Tuesday morning to resume  work in Friends  School, Philadelphia.

Mrs C W Paskel and daughter Miss Fannie left this morning for Hagerstown, where Mrs Paskel will join her seven sisters and have a family reunion, Some of them, Mrs Paskel has not seen for 60 years.

Paul Wilson left last week for Moundsville, where he and Mrs Wilson will make their future home. Mr Wilson has secured a position there.

Jno B Riggleman and wife, of New Creek, came up last Saturday on a visit to relatives in this section. He reports everything flourishing in that place.

Walter Wheaton, who accompanied his wife to Baltimore, returned home Friday. Mrs Wheaton is getting along very nicely. Roy Sions, who has been in Baltimore for several weeks with his brother Scott, returned home last Friday. Mr Sions is getting along very nicely and physicians say there is no reason why he should not get well, though it will take some time.

Andy Seymour returned home last Friday from a visit to Ohio and other Western states. Mr Seymour left with  us several cars of corn grown on the farm of W H Smith in Ohio. They are good ones and not picked, either. Mr Smith had over one hundred acres of the same kind.

Word was received here Monday of the death of Mrs H R Orndorf  at her home near Wardensville. Mrs Orndorf had been in bad health for a number of years, and her death was not unexpected.

Dr O V Brooks left Sunday morning for Baltimore with Mrs Danl Seldon and Miss Irene McNeill, where both were operated upon in a hospital in that city. Miss McNeill had a severe case of appendicitis. Both are getting along nicely. Mr and Mrs R S Kuykendall and Mr Seldon accompanied them.

Jno W McNeill has been quite sick at his home near McNeill, the past week.

Cleland McNeill spent several days in Romney the past week visiting friends.

A A Welton of Williamsport was a business visitor in our town last Saturday.

Miss Carey Brown arrived Monday evening from Riverton, Va on a visit to her mother here.

Miss Willie Gilkeson left last Saturday for a weeks visit to friends at Romney.

Miss Elizabeth Dailey spent a few days the past week visiting relatives at Romney.

John L Eberly and son, who spent a week here visiting relatives, returned to her home at Elkins last Saturday.

Mrs Jos I Cunningham, who spent a week visiting at Thomas and Beverly, returned to her home here first of the week.

Earle Thrush took his departure Tuesday morning for Keyser, where he will attend the preparatory school.

F C Welton, of Cumberland, was here a few days this week having been called here by the death of his mother.

Kit Cain, an aged lady, living east of town died Monday night after a long illness. It is said that she was over 100 years old.

Robt Miller has rented of A M Inskeep the building erected for a hospital and will open a boarding house at once Mr Miller will begin moving today.

Misses Marie and Katherine Hack, who have been visiting here for some time, left this morning for their home at Bartonsville Va, much to the regret of many friends.


Messrs Worth and Arnold Ludwick, of Burlington, were calling on friends Sunday.

Edmond Hilkey, of Paddys Land, was visiting relatives last Saturday and Sunday.

I P Carskadon, of Headsville, was here buying lambs last week at 5 and a half cents per pound.

C H Homan, of Antioch, candidate for county commissioner was here looking after political gaps last Friday, He ought to receive the vote of everyone who is interested in the future destiny of our county.

Nim Leatherman, of New Creek, passed here last Friday taking a colt to pasture. Nim knows how to express himself to a horse in persuasive language.

A very pretty monument was past up last week by Mr Martin of Piedmont, to the memory of the late Jas E Ludwick.

Messrs V T and Chas Alkire, of Keyser, were out at their mountain farm on Stoney River last Monday. They called on Dr J O Lantz as they came back Tuesday.

Rees Duling dug about 150 bushels of potatoes from a little over a half an acre of ground last week.

Mr and Mrs Chas Babb of Medley are visiting at J P Arnolds.

Mr and Mrs E S Junkins of Cumberland are the guests of his father Alex Junkins of Wabash.

Lewis W Duling left for Parkersburg to attend school. He contemplates taking a commercial course.

Mr and Mrs Henry L Kitzmiller were visiting Heder Kitzmiller last Sunday.

Uncle John, cheer up. The candidates are coming, and we have not heard of anything stronger than a very mild Havana cigar being used—about 4 for a nickel.

Junction News

Mr and Mrs Henry Weckert of Philadelphia have been spending the summer here with Mr Fred Baner.

Mrs James Leatherman is visiting in Keyser.

Mrs Hannah Breinig and Miss Margaret Whiteman, were visiting in Old Fields and Moorefield from Saturday until Tuesday.

Miss Mildred Tarr, of Romney, was spending the first of the week with her aunt, Mrs C D Whiteman.

Miss Verda Wise, Messrs A N and Owen Wise, of Harrisonburg Va were guests of Mrs C D Whiteman first of the week.

Mr and Mrs T T Stickley attended farmers institute Tuesday.

Little Miss Edith Taylor left last Friday for Keyser to attend school this coming year.

Mr John Taylor is visiting relatives at Emoryville.

Mr E H Ludwick left Wednesday for Ashland Ohio.XXX

New Officers Appointed


  There was quite an excitement in this neighborhood last Sun morning. When Miss Alice Schaeffer went out in the pasture field to drive up her cows she discovered a man lying stretched out on the grave of the late Dallas Aronhalt. This caused Miss Alice's blood to flow a good deal more rapidly than it would under normal conditions. but summoning all her courage she ventured a little closer and recognized that it was Mack Kitzmiller. She ran to David Arnonhalt's and told them. From here a messenger was quickly sent to Solomon F Cosner's in a little while several persons were on the spot. Mack was found to be alive, but perfectly helpless, or seemingly so. Henry Mackley, Charles Davis and James Idleman, carried him to the home of Miss Alice Schaeffer, where the administrations of sympathizing hearts and tender hands soon caused him to begin to revive. Meantime Dr Lantz had been called by telephone, and having been assured by the overseer of the poor that his services would be paid for, was on his way as fast as his steed could carry him. Mack was supposed to be paralyzed. He had evidently laid on the grave since some time in the afternoon on Sat. When he began to rally, as above stated, he claimed he had been robbed and wanted to have the sheriff called to capture the thieves. He next gave orders that the doctor should be notified not to come. A messenger met the doctor at Mt Storm and told him what Mack said, but the doctor pressed on and after a careful diagnosis found that there was nothing wrong with the man bodily. By noon Mack was ready for his usual rations - and more. It was soon leaked out that Mack, who was not worth a dollar, had promised Solomon F Cosner's boys to make them a present of a horse and spring wagon, and had let Sol and his boys to believe that out of the goodness of his heart, he was actually going to do that thing, although everybody knew that Mack had no horse, wagon nor anything else. The time for the fulfillment of this promise expired on Mon, and as Mack was staying at Cosners' and fearing that he might be turned out, fell upon this plan to arouse sympathy.
  The new school house at Mt Storm is going up rapidly. Mr Godlove of Petersburg, is foreman. He is being assisted by John Radcliff, of the same place and by G E Shillingburg and Arch Cosner.
  Mr Endler is also pushing his job of moving White Hall and the old Mt Storm school houses. He is taking them down instead of moving them so, as he first thought to do.
  C M Fisher went to Maysville last Sat in his auto and brought out Mr and Mrs E G Vosler, and Mrs Naedele. They are now sojourning at the Mt Storm Hotel.
  Mrs T M Cosner is visiting her sister, Mrs J L Moore, this week.
  X O X


  Franklin, Sept 9
  The teachers institute began Mon with an enrollment of 114. Hon M P Shawkey and Prof Milburn of Buckhannon, were the instructors and made this a most successful meeting for the teachers. On Tues night, Sup Shawkey delivered an excellent lecture and on Thus night Dr Waitman Barbe gave one of his delightful lectures.
  Mrs Brady, of Morgantown, with Misses Zell, of Alabama, Miss Mary Welton and Dr Groves of Petersburg, visited Mr and Mrs W B Anderson a day or so last week.
  Miss Jane Sites, who has been a visitor at Dr Moomau's for some time, has returned to her home at Martinsburg.
  Misses Mame Daughtery, and Erma Bolton returned from Fort Seybert Thurs.
  Miss George Wilson, of Baltimore, and brother Preston, of Williamson, are visiting their sister, Mrs Walter Bowman.
  Atty Wm McCoy returned Mon from a short trip to Petersburg.
  Miss Erma Bolton left Wed of her home in Morgantown after a two weeks visit to friends here.


  Piedmont W Va, Sept 17
  The ladies of St James Episcopal church are preparing for a large bazaar to be held Thanksgiving week.
  Mr Joseph Alden Plummer, of Frostburg and Miss Agatha Hood of Piedmont, were married a the Southern Methodist parsonage Sat afternoon, Sept 7.
  The school across the river in Westernport re-opened yesterday. The teachers for the opening week are as follows: High school dept, Mr O H Bruce, principal; Miss Carried Hepburn, Miss Annie Wagner, Miss Nellie Hanna and a science teacher yet to be named. The grammar and primary depts: Miss Honora Birmingham, Miss Sarah Curran, Miss Althea Fuller, Miss Alberta Saunder, Miss Maud Poland, Miss Hazel Jones and Miss Ella Wallace.
  Allen, son of Mr G Ed Kalbaugh, of Luke, is very ill with typhoid fever. Clyde, another son, is recovering from the same disease.
  Mrs W B Williams, and daughters of Morgantown, have returned to their home, after spending several weeks here visiting relatives. They were accompanied by Mrs Williams' mother, Mrs R H Tippen, who will spend some time there.
  Attorney Orange W Richardson, of Ozard Arkansas, arrived here last week on a visit to his parents, Mr and Mrs H S Richardson.
  Miss Mildred Harrison, who has been visiting friends at Maysville, this State, has returned to her home here.
  Stanley Johnson, Hot Springs Arkansas, is visiting his father, Mr J K Johnson. It has been fourteen years since Stanley was in Piedmont.
  Miss Ada Roberts of Westernport, Miss Alma Burnworth of Piedmont, and Master Jerald Kemp of Bloomington, will leave this week for Westminister Md to enter the Western Md College.
  Miss Frances Clark, daughter of the late Mrs Nellie L Clark, who has been visiting friends and relatives here, left a few days ago for Brooklyn NY, where she will spend the winter with her aunt.

Push Root

Several of the folks from this section took in the tournament picnic at Leathermans grove last Saturday. The day was ideal for such an occasion, it being both hot and dusty enough for any outdoor gathering. The crowd was small owing that the fact that there wasn’t many people present. Several parties took their dinners and the usual number of chickens per capita were consumed. Red ants were abundant, which made the dinner a success unless some red ants get on the sandwiches. After dinner the knights began to warm up their horses and tune up their spears. Promptly at 2:30 all six of the knights lined up in front of a buggy out of which Senator Grimes, from the county seat, was supposed to read the conditions and hurl forth  an oration on chivalry . They waited patiently for three minutes and the Senator did not appear. Rev John Jerebum Jones, who happened to be “among those present” was hoisted into the buggy and delivered the charge in the following words.

“Sir Knights Ladies and gentleman. This is an unexpected pleasure that you have thrust upon me this afternoon, and I appreciate it more than my feeble tongue can tell. As I gaze upon this sea of 175 faces and upon these six gallant knights I ask the question, where is the rest of the crowd? One face I miss in particular. One who has not been known to miss a picnic or gathering of any kind ever held in this section I refer to Ike Emmit, Where is he? (Voice from the crowd “He isn’t here” ) So I see, brother. The absence of on lookers we can stand, but where are the knights of yesterday. A few years back this field would have been alive with the flower of chivalry. But do we have here today. Only a mere handful left” The decadence of knighthood is looked upon with regret by all. The younger generation may never see a good tournament unless the galaxy of brave knights here assembled belie their looks (Tremendous applause) The good ones all seem to have passed away as the poet has so aptly put it “Their bones are dust Their swords are rust, Their spirits with the just I trust.” “ Now friends do not expect to much from this aggregation lined up before me, and you will not be disappointed. Some of them have never ridden in public before and the ones that have seem to have lost their cunning. The horses even have lost their spirit. Some of them years ago. The others have not caught on to the solemnity of the occasion as yet but may do so with practice”” Just a word to the ladies Try and look your prettiest and encourage the reminent of knighthood with your smiles. Some of you will undoubtedly be crowned here this evening and it behooves you to have your hair combed and ready. Do it now: as not to delay the coronation. We all want to get away as soon as possible after the ridding is over. I thank you one and all for your kind attention and generous applause and hope to see each and everyone of you at Farmers Institute,The riding will now begin. Mr Marshall let her go”

The riding started. John Ed Stagg, of Staggs run, unhung his pony from a sycamore and started the proceedings getting all three 3 inch rings the first time. The rest followed along as called. Two or three others rode John Eds pony so they would all be on the same footing as it were. They nearly rode the brute to death.  Jim Cunningham wanted to ride but the judges ruled him out because he hadn’t listened to the charge to the knights. This  made Jim mad and he didn’t do a thing but talk all the rest of the afternoon. This is something unusual for him. After so long a time the riding was over and the time for crowning drew near. The girls having been for warned had their hair combed, their bangs marceled and their faces powdered, thereby avoiding any delay that might have otherwise occurred. The coronation party assembled and were addressed by “Mighty” Nethkin. “Mighty” gave a very nice talk after which he passed around the crowns. The girls blushed a brilliant red, the color they always use in blushing and then had their pictures taken. After which every one went home. John Cornwell Jr of Romney got the prize for having come the furthest. Joe Pancake really came farther than John but he had two girls with which barred him from the contest. As you had to come by yourself and without help. Next time come by yourself Joe. The Smith family reunion or so called Farmers Institute was held at Van Myra Grove this week as per schedule. The largest and most enthusiastic crowd that ever attended a gathering of a similar kind in this community was present. Usually on the second day there is right good crowd but very seldom on the first.

The Mountain Valley Band, bedecked in uniforms that were louder than their music, was present and burst forth in sweet accord every time a speaker took a long breath or made the slightest halt in his remarks. It was the most accommodating band that ever came to these parts. They acted like a real band too. Had music racks, with music on them and nearly every man could play by note. All they lacked was a drum major with a high fur hat and a baton. The program was executed in the usual manner. Speeches by several instructors and then side remarks by assembled brethren. The same topics that have been discussed ever since Institutes started were rehearsed and gone over again. The subject of concrete was introduced and the lecture was accompanied by stereopticon views of hog troughs, chicken coops, and tomb stones made of this material. This is the first time any other  topic than spraying of fruit, alfalfa, live stock and the raising of legumes has been introduced since 1896, when an old brother talked for two hours on “How we built rail fences when I was a boy”. Several years ago or to be exact, since womans suffrage became an issue, the ladies began holding meetings of their own some place on the outskirts of the crowd. This year was no exception to the rule. Mrs Smith from some place in the western part of the state called the ladies to order over in the boarding tent and gave them a talk on ten different vital questions. The first day was taken up with the discussion of carbohydrates and proteins at breakfast foods and what to put in the “School Teachers Lunch Box” The preserving of fruits, cucumbers, berries and meats came in for their share of discussion. Along with a fifteen minute talk on The Human constitution” Several questions were asked by different sisters in the audience These questions were not so much to gain information as to let the balance of the audience know that the questioner had a vacuum cleaner, a cream separator or a fireless cooker. The women have it on the men in this respect. They can tell each other anything they have in the house by asking questions. Not withstanding the fact that the Mountain Valley Band and nearly all the candidates in the county were there in the Institute was a great success, spelled with a big S.


Phil Keys, candidate on the winning ticket for assessor, and Mighty Nethkin, candidate for sheriff on the same ticket took in the institute this week. Phil uses Cincos as a campaign offering and “Mighty” says he prefers stogies; although when he wants to smoke himself he gets one out of Phils box.

Miss Laurel Root went to the county seat last week on the T M and P and took in the carnival. Laurel said she had an awful good time with the exception of confetti throwing it was almost as lively as Camp Meeting. She got confetti on her hair and raiment.

Miss Minnie Wilbe Swift will teach the school here again this winter. Cam Arbogast the artistic and sanitary plumber of Keyser, sent Minnie a box of candy he won at the carnival. Cam surely is the candy kind with our school teacher.

Messrs Lloyd Shaffer and Allen Spier accompanied by Misses Betz and Percy, of Cumberland, took dinner in Burlington last Sunday. Lloyd is such a cut-up that the folks would not let him stop in Push Root on Sunday. They were traveling in an automobile. Didn’t learn the number of the car.

Ginger Root is complaining of a severe attack of jiggers. They are nearly setting him crazy. He cant lay still long enough to sleep.

Lou Wallace, the accommodating and efficient T M & P agent at Fleatown, is cultivating side burns.

Miss Ruth Carskadon of Headsville attended Farmers Institute Tuesday and entertained the assembly with a  recitation. The farmers of the county are getting so they have to have someone to recite every time they have a gathering.

A little rain fell Wednesday that wet the ground considerable.

Uncle Hiram attended Institute last Wednesday. Complaining a little for a few days but at this writing is about the same.  Hink.


License to Marry

License to wed were granted at Cumberland as follows:

Sept 18: Claude Marshall Straight, of Mannington Wva, and Margaret Nellie Hanger, of Spencer Wva.

David Sherman Fetters, of Flintstone Md, and Matja Grave Nave of Cumberland Valley Md.

Thomas Shaw Kinnie of Higginsville Wva, and Edith May Snyder, of Slainsville Wva.

Joseph Ellsworth Lookbaugh of Cumberland Md and Bessie Hutton, Ridgely Wva.



Miss Clara Margaret Brown of LaVale Md and Mr James Goldsworthy of Keyser Wva were married by Rev M L Enders of the St Pauls Lutheran church yesterday. Mrs Goldsworthy is the charming and accomplished daughter  of Mr and Mrs Wm H Brown and Mr Goldsworthy is a son of Mr James Goldworthy, of Frostburg, and a prominent young business man of Keyser Wva The happy couple left in their automobile for their future home in Keyser, accompanied by Miss Leona Isaac and Mr Irvine Stanley. The young couple are now at home receiving the congratulations and good wishes of their many friends.

A Surprise

The friends of Miss Lillian Johnson Koontz and Mr Leroy Brotemarkle were surprise to learn of their marriage Tuesday evening at Westernport, by the Rev McKinley, pastor of the Church. Miss Cora Koontz, sister of the bride, was brides maid, and Mr Frank Allen was best man. Mrs Brotemarkle is the accomplished daughter of Mr and Mrs J S Koontz, and is a very popular young lady, The groom is a recent graduate of the High School. They will reside in Keyser.

Col Scott and Bride

The wedding of Col J W Scott and Miss Louise McKeever which occurred in Hagerstown on Thursday of last week was announced here Monday. Colonel Scott was for some years the personal representative of here of Col James M Guffrey, of Pennsylvania, and had charge of thousands of acres of coal lands purchased the Guffrey interests in Morgan and Berkely counties. Last year these coal lands were disposed of, and Col Scott became president of the Walk Automobile Tire Company. His wife is a native of Wardensville W Va and for several years was the secretary of the groom. She formerly taught school here. Colonel and Mrs Scott have gone to Pittsburg to live.


The following announcement has received here by friends of the groom, he having lived here at one time:

Mrs Frank A Lemon
Announces the marriage of
Her daughter
Alice Mary
To Lewis Cole Emmons
Thursday, September twelve
Nineteen Hundred and Twelve
Philadelphia, Pa
At home after October Fifteen
619 N 34th Street


  Yellow and green were the wedding colors at the marriage of Miss Edna Toudy, daughter of Mr and Mrs Otto Richard Toudy, of Swissvale, to Clarence Arthur Brown, son of Mr and Mrs Wilson Brown, of Crafton, which took place at 8 o'clock last evening in the home of the bride's parents. Rev J W Brown, a brother of the bridegroom, officiated.
  The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of white sating trimmed with princess lace. Her tulle veil was caught with orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies-of-the-valley. Mrs J T Sincell, of Keyser, W Va, a sister of the bridegroom, who was the matron of honor, had a gown of yellow messaline sating and white marquisette fashioned in pannier style. She carried a bouquet of white roses. Miss Clara Louise Toudy, a sister of the bride, was maid of honor and wore a toilet of green crepe meteor fashion, built over green sating of the same shade. She carried a shower of maidenhair ferns. The bridesmaids, Miss Louise Wright, of Squirrel Hill, and Miss Jane Havelyn Stark, of Knoxville, wore gowns of yellow crepe meteor over sating and carried yellow tea roses.
  Completing the bridal party were Manlon Talbott, of Washington, who was best man for Mr Brown, and the ushers, Alfred Toudy, a brother of the bride, and Charles Gallmeyer, of Toledo. Miss Florence Thomson, of Spartanburg, played the wedding march. A reception and supper followed the ceremony. -Pittsburg Post of 12th.
  The broom is a brother of Mrs J T Sincell and both have visited our town.


  A pretty parlor wedding was that of Mr Eugene C Taylor of Parsons, and Miss Anna F Boyer, daughter of Mr and Mrs Boyer of Industrial, former residents of Keyser, which was solemnized last evening at the parsonage of the First Baptist church, the pastor, the Rev W C Taylor, D D, officiating, at seven o'clock. The bride was becomingly attired in a traveling suit of blue, with tailored hat and was unattended, the impressive ceremony being witnessed by the parents of the bride and Mrs W C Taylor. -Clarksburg Exponent of 15th.
  Mr Taylor is bookkeeper for the W Va & Md Gas Company here, and the couple will make their home in Keyser. Their many friends join in congratulations and good wishes.



  Mr Jacob Liller is dead. Mr Liller was born near Ridgeville, Hampshire Co, Va, as it was then in the year of 1843. He lived all his life in that and the vicinity of Keyser, well known and respected by all who became acquainted with him Mr Liller has been a lifelong Republican, and while in health took some part in politics, always kept himself well posted, knew something of the wire working and rascality generally used among politicians. He could advance some excellent advice along that lien to those who were honest enough at heart to receive it. He has been very much afflicted for years but worked whenever able to go. It can and is said of him the Uncle Jake Liller was one of the most industrious, honest, upright men I ever knew. The community and many friends will and do miss Uncle Jake.
  A Friend.

Mrs Howard Dahmer died Sept 17, 1912, at her home at Upper Tract, Pendleton county of typhoid fever. A husband and a number of children survive.

Miss Fredda Shobe, aged 24 years, died Sept 16th, 1912 at the home of her sister, Mrs Clarance Taylor, near Petersburg. She was a daughter of Isaac Shobe, of Virginia, and a sister of Mrs Taylor and Mrs John G Harman, of near Petersburg.

Perry O Troutman

Perry O Troutman, 17 years old, son of Mr and Mrs Charles Troutman, of Alaska Wva, died at the Western Maryland Hospital late Tuesday afternoon. He was taken to the hospital about a week ago to undergo an operation for appendicitis. The body was taken to Steins morgue where it was prepared for burial and shipped to Alaska yesterday afternoon. Besides his parents the young man is survived by several brothers and sisters.


Hartman—Franklin Elwood aged seven months, son of Mr and Mrs Wesley Hartman, of McCoole, died Sept 15, 1912 The remains were taken to Cabin Run for interment.

Brakeman Killed

Austin Sandridge, better known as “slim” met with death Sunday evening as he was engaged on his train. He was braking with a stick on the 17 mile grade of the B & O RR when the stick broke, throwing him under the train. The wheels passed over his neck completely severing his head from his body. His body was brought to Keyser and prepared for burial by J H Markwood. Monday two uncles, Jos Sandridge and brother, of Belington, came here to look after the body and Tuesday morning left with it for Belington, where the burial took place.

Leslie Hawker Killed
Shinnston W Va

Leslie Hawker, a hardware merchant of this city, was instantly killed late this afternoon, when his touring car skidded on a slippery road a mile south of town and went over an embankment. The machine overturned and Hawker was caught under it and crushed to death. With him were two young men Paul and Thomas Harmer, and the former suffered slight injuries, while Thomas escaped without a scratch. Mr Hawker, together with his wife and three children and the two Harmers, had been in Buckhannon Saturday and Sunday. Owing to the rain and muddy roads Hawker induced his wife and children to return to Shinnston by rail, and thus they escaped the tragedy that befell husband and father.


  Richard Walters, of Gilmore, near Lonaconing, died Tues from an overdose of laudanum taken to cure cramps.


  Frederick Welch, white, aged 45 years, of Bridgeport Ohio, was drowned in the South Branch river at Glebe, Sun morning. With a companion, H L Cook, he went there Fri and engaged board with Mrs J D Miller. Sun morning they both left the house at an early hour to take a boat ride. Sometime afterward Cook, returned alone and reported that Welch had fallen from the boat, and as he was unable to swim, was drowned. Cook for some reason, being unable to rescue him. Several from there went after the body, which was raised in a short time, but was extinct. B T Racey was notified and he prepared the body for burial. It was shipped to Bridgeport Mon. -Hampshire Review


  N Bruce Twigg, aged about 62 years, died Thurs at Davis, W Va. His remains were brought here today and taken to his old home at Twiggtown for burial tomorrow. The deceased leaves surviving, his widow three sons and four daughters. He also leaves six brothers, namely: John M Twigg, near Flintstone; Horace R Twigg, Bedford Street; Daniel C Twigg, South Cumberland; Charles J Twigg and Austin D Twigg, of Twiggtown; Dr A P Twigg at Flintstone; also three sisters: Mrs Elmira Johnson, near Six Mile House east of Cumberland; Mrs Laura Middleton, Spring Gap and Mrs Susanna Wilson at Rush. -Cumb Times of 16th.


  An infant of Mr and Mrs Hite Stickley, died Sun morning at the home of Mrs M Smith, Arch St. The body will be taken to South Branch, W Va, this afternoon for burial. -Cumb News of 16th.


  Dr Abel Thayer is dead at his home at Grafton W Va, aged 70 years. He was a native of Garrett County Md. He studied medicine at the Winchester Medical College and University of Md. He began practice in Webster W Va. He was a surgeon of the Sixth W Va Cavalry in the Union army.


  Chemist Taylor's report on the analysis of the contents of the stomach of G M Nicholas, the wealthy farmer who died from poisoning on Aug 5, was made public today by the Coroner Biedler after a consultation with the four brothers of the dead man.
  The Richmond chemist found arsenic in the stomach, but failed to find arsenic in the portion of unused coffee which he also examined. The conclusion is that arsenic was placed in the coffee which Nicholas drank for breakfast Aug 5.
  The chemist coroner and commonwealth's Attorney all agree that Nichlas was evidently a victim of cold-blooded murder.
  The supervisors have offered a $100 reward and Governor Mann? has offered 2$50(?ic) more.

West Virginia by 30,000

West Virginia will go Democratic this year by more than 30,000 majority if the Democratic vote of the state increases by the same percentage as did that of Vermont, according to a statement just issued by the Democratic State Chairman Stuart W Walker in this statement he says. “ The total democratic vote in West Virginia in 1908 was 111,418 for Bryan and 130, 807 for Louis Bennett, candidate for Governor. If West Virginia should show, at the election next November, the same percentage of increase in the Democratic vote as shown in the Vermont election, it would mean an addition of 29,750 to the vote for governor and 27,855 to the vote for president. “ The Republican plurality for governor in 1908 was 11,898 and for president 26,451. So if the Vermont percentage is maintained the Democratic party will carry West Virginia by more than 30,000”


Judge circuit court: F M Reynolds

Clerk circuit court: J V Bell

Clerk county court: J V Bell

Prosecuting Attorney: Arthur Arnold

Sheriff: L O Davis

Supt Free Schools: R W Thrush

County Surveyor: E B Stagg

Assessor: A H Metcalf

Commissioners: Dr T A Cross, Robert H Dayton, J R Bane

Sessions of court: Circuit court:

Third Tuesday in January

Third Tuesday in April

Fourth Tuesday in July

Third Tuesday in October

County Court:

First Tuesday in January

First Tuesday in April

Second Tuesday in June

Second Tuesday in September

J V Bell Clerk

Municipal Keyser W Va

Mayor: F H Babb

Recorder: H L Arnold

Chief of Police: F G Davis

Councilman: J H Markwood, H G Steorts, A J Keenan, S N Moore, A J Boor

Justice of the Peace: J T Doyle

Constable: F G Davis

Postmaster: T T Huffman

Supreme Court Overrules

A Decision of the Supreme court of Appeals of West Virginia, handed down in Charles Town Saturday, reverses the action of the Berkely county Court in refusing the issue liquor licenses in Martinsburg after licenses had been granted by the city council, and the county court will now be compelled to issue licenses to all persons who applications have been or shall be approves by the council.

Fire in Winchester

A match bead that fell into a pile of combustible rubbish in a frame building containing paints, oils, and varnishes in the rear of Gardener B Hillyards store caused a fire tonight which at one time threatened to wipe out a block in the business section of North Main Street. Several barrels of paint and oil exploded  and the fire spread rapidly. Destroying the rear potion of the building and also wiping out the roofing and stove store of William Keating. The rear parts of the Union Rank, Millers drug store and P Feinbergs clothing establishment were slightly damaged as was also J Mack Noonans livery stable across an alley by smoke and water. Hillyards establishment was practically ruined. The loss of amount $6,000 is partly covered by insurance.

Kicked by a Horse

Mr W S Davis the senior member of the firm of W S Davis and son, was kicked by a horse Wednesday night and suffered a broken arm. Mr Davis went into the stable to water the animal, when the horse let go at him with both feet, striking him on the left arm with such force that the bone was broken near the elbow. He suffered intense pain until the bone was set.

Coming to Frankfort

Hon W R Thompson the democratic candidate for governor of West Virginia, is to attend a big picnic and make an address at Frankfort a few miles out in West Virginia, October 1st.

Public Sale

Having decided to change our location, we will sell at public auction, at our home two miles north east of Burlington, W Va

September 28th, 1912

At one o clock P M the following property: 1 Poll Angus yearling bull, 1 Poll angus yearling heifer, 3 good milch cows, 3 calves, 4 hogs, 20 good pigs, 2 well broke three year old mare mules, well matched, Ten acres of corn on shock, Rick of wheat straw, oat straw in barn, corn and oats in crib, 1 antique mahogany sideboard, 2 heating stoves, 3 beds, 2 writing desks, lamps, dishes, couch, kitchen chairs, etc&ldots;1 good two seated carriage, plows, harness and all farming implements,lots of bees, 1 good galvanized thirty barrel water tank, cutting box,sled, lot of lumber, bill of frame stuff for barn 22+70 ft, two barrels of pure cider vinegar, 1 grain drill, 1 foot power turning lathe and chisels, concrete drain tile machine, with dies for 4, 6 and 8 inch tile, horse power wood saw, corn sheller, 600 pounds platform scales, wheel barrows, 1 tank pump with two inch suction hose, 2 sewing machines, two horse cultivator.

We will sell on our farm three miles west of Old Fields, on Sept 20th 1912, 160 ewes, 100 lambs, 20 or 25 head of cattle, among them some registered, Poll angus cows and calves, three two year old, and two two year old colts.

Terms of Sale:

On all bills of five dollars or over a credit of 6 months, with interest of date, will be given with approved security, or 3 percent discount will be allowed for cash. On less than five dollars cash will be required. D R Leatherman and son.

Fine, thorough bred R C B Minorca Roosters for sale at $1.00 each. Miss D E Sloan Burlington Wva.

At a meeting of the county Republican executive committee last Saturday, Silas Arnold, who has been chairman of the committee for several years, and has made a good one, too, resigned the position because he is not a Taft man and there was some objections to his acting. Col W E Crooks, a strong Taft supporter, was appointed in his place. Elkins Goshorn, of Piedmont was selected as secretary> Headquarters will be established in the Law building.

Club Organized

At a meeting last night at the club room at the Wilson building a Democratic club was partially organized. V F Alkire presided at the meeting, and Dr Richard Gerstell was elected as president. The names selected is the Wilson, Thompson, and Brown club. Another meeting will be held Saturday night, 28th,to perfect the organization and enroll members.

Piedmont W Va

The public schools here were unable to open because of the inability of the Board of Education to secure a superintendent. The board has appointed Prof G W Conley of Mount Clare Wva and the schools will open Monday.

Elected Officers

Four applicants were granted embalmers licenses at the annual meeting of the state board of embalmers held in parlor B at the Chancellor hotel yesterday. The board elected officers for the coming year and also transacted the regular routine work which had accumulated since the last annual meeting at a session held last night. The new officers follow:

President: O C Ogdin, St Marys

Vice President: H S Thompson, Keyser

Secretary: John Barlow, Charleston

Treasurer: W S Ferrell, Huntington

C H Watkins, of Wheeling, the other member of the board was not present at the session. The four applicants that passed the examinations and who were awarded embalmers licenses were: D E Weston, Wiertown, C L Young, Charles Town, S B Dickenson, Williamstown, and Perry B Parker Parkersburg.

Special Commissioners Sale

Of Valuable Town Lots
By virtue of authority vested in us by a decree of the Circuit Court of Mineral County, West Virginia, made and entered on the fifth day of August, 1912, in a certain suit in chancery therein pending, wherein Nannie D McCoole was plaintiff and J M Liller and others were defendants, we the undersigned special commissioners, or the one who may act, will on.
Saturday, October 12, 1912,
At 2:00 pm at the front door of the Court House for said county, offer at public sale to the highest responsible bidder the property by said decree directed to be sold, which property consists of two lots bounded and described as follows: Lot No 3: 31 feet fronting on Piedmont Street and running back 120 feet to White alley: Lot No 4 30 feet front with a street called McCoole Street on the west running back 120 feet to White Alley.
Terms of Sale
As Provided by Said Decree
One third cash on the day of sale, one third in one year and the balance in two years from the day of sale, taking from the purchaser interest bearing notes of equal amounts for the deferred payments, or the purchaser may pay all in cash at his election.
H G Shores
W H Griffith
Special Commissioners
I J V Bell, Clerk of the circuit court of Mineral County. West Virginia do certify that said special commissioners have given bond, with approves security, in the amount required by said decree of sale.
J V Bell
Clerk of the circuit court of Mineral County, West Virginia

July 1, 1911

Vouchers Returned by Sheriff

J F Bowers

4. (Unable to read last of cost on all following names)

George Duckworth


H Wagoner


BH Kiser


Sneathen Bros


Frank Lease


Chas Dowden


Thos House


Sam House


John House


Jno Logston


Jacob Malone


Jos Brown


E W Chaney


S M Prince


N E Monnette


Seymour Baldwin


J P Hedrick


B H Kiser


B Kiser


Paul Adams


Howard Dowden


Will Daniels


Caudy Marker


Chas Deremer


A V Kiser



Howard Arnold


J W Thomas (int $1.50)
J W Thomas & Bro (Int 1.56)


G M Fink


J W Thomas


Ward Bros


J C DAvis


C W Ravenscroft


Joseph Biser


Cecil BAne


S & T Hdw Co


George Burgess


J I Harrison


J A Knabenshue


Will F Junkins


A H Roberts


Elijah Leatherman


J C Harrison


Jos Chamberlain


G H Ellifritz


Fred Haggerty


A W Cooper


Isaac Cox


Frank Davis


J C Likens


C C Junkins


Edward Arnold


H C Arnold


Ward Bros


G W Ward

T W cNeill


L L Kuh


Walter Boseley


Oscar Boseley


Samuel Michael


J W Thomas


S W Thomas


S & T Hdw Co

Thomas Corbin


V M Grayson


C C Junkins


J C Likens


Jas W Harison


J I Harrison


J C Harrison


G H Ellifritz


James & Henry Chamberlin


David Evans


David Streets


Frank Streets


A H Roberts


W W Doll


D W Smith


G W Eagle


S & T Hdw


Jaek Redmond


C W Steward


J R Kempher


Keyser Hdw Co


Ed Gerstell


D G MArtin


C C Junkins


J J Triplett


W F Junkins


J & Henry Chamberlin


Jno I Harrison


Jas W Harrison


James Dawson


E A Placka


J C Harrison


W F Ellifritz


C C Junkins


G W Ashby


A W Hines


C A Ashby


W A C Welch


Geo Miller


D G MArtin


S & T Hdw Co


E G Kimmell


W R Caldwell, Assignee


Jos Biser


J Bane


Moomau & Harrison


W R Caldwell


W R Caldwell


Chas Roby


M S Caldwell


Thomas Green


N Jerard


R A Stoutameyer


James Martin


A C Stoutameyer


G W Ravenscroft


O J Foulk


Keyser Tribune


J C & Wm Likens


A H Roberts


C C Junkins


J I Harrison


W F Ellifritz


Jos Chamberlin


C J Harrison


Geo Ellifritz


Taylor Leatherman


Hiram Leatherman


Albert Stagg


H E Burgess


Cleveland Gray


S & T Hdw Co


Adam Lease


Chas Smith


W E Green



L J Mott


Snowden Cannon


C T Roberts


Earl Martin


J C Likens


Lynn MOtt


V S Welch


J I Harrison


S W Rogers


J W Harrison


C E Harrison


Martin & Mott


C W Bane


C C Junkins


John Shoemaker


W C Welch


E A Placka


J T McDowell


Wesley Hershey


A H Metcalf


C W Smith


James Wiltison


Snowden Cannon


C T Roberts


G M Martin


W A Leatherman


J I Harrison

26. 25

H D Likens


Martin & Mott


A H Metclafe


C E & D W Taylro


D D Taylor


Frank Taylor


E A Placka


Homer Rogers


Logan Rawlings


Henry Turner


E A Placka


James Ferribee


S&T Hardware


Henry Turner


Ed Rawlings


E A Placka


J T McDowell


Wesley Hershey


H E Thrush


W N Cannon


E H Martin


Lynn Mott


L J Mott


Burlington Milling Co


First Nat Bank


Umstot & Wilson



Jno W Bailey


I P Carskadon


L D Taylor


S&T Hardware Co


Geo Biser


W T Whiop


Seymour Whip


Ray Whip


George Hickle


Geo W Hickle


Chas Stagg


Fire at Martinsburg

The most destructive and spectacular fire in history of Martinsburg occurred Sunday night, when the entire plant of Stewart Vehicle Company, probably the largest industry of its character in this section, was destroyed, together with hundreds of completed and partially made vehicles and a vast quantity of material recently purchased. The loss is estimated at $175,000 with insurance of $107,000.

Colt Show

All owners of colts (sired by Paul Jones 41575 and foaled in 1912) who want to compete for the cash prizes offered by the owners of the aboved named stallion, are requested to have the colts to be entered at the barn promptly at 2 o clock Saturday, Oct 19th 1912.

The committee who will act as judges and distribute the prizes will consist of three or five farmers or Horse men known as qualified judges and everything will be done fair and to the owners of the best draft colts will the following prized be awarded: To the owner of the best draft colt, $50 cash, To the second $35, To the third $15 To the fourth $10.

Paul Jones was purchased by Alkire brothers in April 1910, from L L Bond, of Rockwayville, Pa and brought into Mineral County with a view of improving the draft horse in this county and the adjoining counties. The second year, or 1912, they offered four cash prizes to stimulate the farmer in the way of taking better care of the colt and selecting better brood mares. So far it is not known how far they have succeeded, but many hope this breed of horses will not only result in vast improvement in the annual horse show at the county seat, but a good county fair to be held about the middle of October.

Special Commissioners Sale

Of valuable real estate

Under and by virtue of a decree of the Circuit court of Mineral county, West Virginia passed on the first day of May, 1911, in the chancery cause of Lillian I Sears, Administratix , against Lillian I Sears, et al, pending in said court and of a subsequent decree made and entered in said cause on the 5th day of August 1912, the undersigned special commissioners, appointed for the purpose will sell at public auction in front of the Court House in Keyser, West Virginia on TUESDAY OCT 15, 1912 at one o clock PM the following described real estate known as the Solomon Smith Farm situated on upper Elk Garden Road, six miles from Keyser, six miles from Piedmont, and 4 miles from Barnum. This farm contains about 150 acres more or less, about 80 acres witch is improved and balance in timber. It is improved by a nine room house and a seven room house, with one acre of ground known as “The Sant Liller house” stables, fine fruit cellar, and other outbuildings, It has 250 bearing apple trees, 77 young apple trees about six and seven years old now bearing, 100 pear trees bearing, cherries, plums, quinces, about 300 currants, 200 grapes, and 500 blackberries. There is also about 75,000 feet of saw timber, mostly oak, and valuable meadows. The farm has several springs of fine water. For further description of property, see deed from Mary C Liller and H O Liller to Stingly L Sears dated the 14th day of May 1909 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of the county court of Mineral County, in Deed Book No 30 page 252. Possession to be given November 1st, or sooner if possible. TERMS OF SALE as prescribed by the decree of sale one third cash on the day of sale, one third in one year and the balance on two years from day of sale. The deferred payments to bear interest and to be secured by the note of the purchaser, with approved  personal security, and the legal title to be retained until all the purchase money is paid. F C Reynolds William C  Clayton Taylor Morrison, Special Commissioners, I J V Bell, Clerk of the circuit court of Mineral County, West Virginia, do certify that the above named special commissioners have given the bond required by the above mentioned decree of sale. J V Bell, Clerk.

Tan Bark

See H S Thompson before contracting for your Chestnut Oak Bark Highest market price paid. 3-29-4m


Plasterers and lathers to work on school building. Apply quick to W A Liller, Keyser W Va.

For Sale

One pair mules, weigh between 950 and 1000 pounds. Serviceably sound; both good under single line. For further particulars apply at this office.

Cut flowers for sale. Apply to Mrs John Hoover, 33 North E St.

For Sale

Having decided to rent my farm, I will sell privately 6 head of horses, drivers and draft horses; also two tracts of fine orchard land of 80 acres each, more or less. For further particulars call on or address Peter Arnold Burlington Wva.

Notice to Trespassers

All persons are warned against trespassing on our property near Emoryville, Positively no admittance without our consent. Nash, Mallow, & Co.

Girls Wanted

Girls wanted, apply at the Patchett Worsted Company.

Viavi Treatment

I will be at the Reynolds Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month  from 1 until 3 o’ clock. P M

Mrs L M Kenniston Manager


Just received a new lot of Enamel ware at Frye & Sons.

If you buy your goods at I M Long you will save enough money to buy an automobile.

We had a fine rain Wednesday morning.

A one year daughter of Mrs Bosley died at her home on Water Street last Monday.

The fruit season is on –LC McDonalds is headquarters. He has everything the fruit line.

W L Brunk is suffering at his home on Mineral St. with typhoid fever.

Arthur Gofhlus, who has been in the Hoffman Hospital for some days with fever, was able to return to his home in Piedmont.

Vegetables in season—everything that is eatable at L C McDonalds.

Leonard F Deacon and Miss Ida Bosewell were married at the United Brethren parsonage by Rev J H Brunk last Wednesday.

I M Long is opening up something new every day, don’t fail to visit their store before buying.

G S Westfield, a B & O brakeman, has patented an ice hook. He was down at Washington last week having it registered.

The time is here to put up fruit—Fruit jars, all sizes and tin cans the best made at away down prices at Frye and son.

Tuesday afternoon Mr and Mrs J H Markwood gave a lawn party to the infant room of the M E South Sunday school class. There was  a large crowd present and the little folks enjoyed themselves hugely. Plenty of nice things to eat and the little people departed for home hoping such events might happen often.

Not enough room in this paper to tell of the bargains at I M Longs store, His mammoth store is full of attractions.

Roy Ravenscraft wife and child are visiting Keyser relatives.

H O Thrush and party have returned from their auto trip to Iowa.

E V Romig is at St Louis Mo this week attending the Rexall meeting.

Sargeant Wells, who was in Washington D C, returned home Sunday night.

Mrs F W Davis and sons went to Cumberland Wednesday to spend a day or two with friends.

Miss Clara Boldt, of Altoona, Pa, have been visiting Miss Georgia Shelly the past week.

Mrs J E Spiker and daughter Miss Edna, of Cumberland, are guests of Mrs Will Cheshire.

Mr and Mrs Cornelius Inskeep are visiting relatives at Three Churches, in Hampshire county this week.

Miss Rhea Jones, of Baltimore, arrived Monday and will be a milliner this season for Miss Cora Hughes.

Dr W J Koelz attended the meeting of the National Dental Association at Washington last week.

Miss Sara McCarty Johnston went to Rawlings Wednesday to spend a few days with the Misses Porter.

Miss Emily Hall, who was called home by the death of her brother, returned to her school at Welch first of the week.

Mr and Mrs C J Webb, of Uniontown Pa, who spent a few days here the past left for home Wednesday.

Mr and Mrs John Davis and daughter, Miss Emily, of Tiny, Mo, are visiting his brother T H Davis, and other relatives here.

Miss Ada Thatcher, of Winchester Va, who has been visiting here, went to Fairmont Monday to pay Mrs Wm Merryman a visit.

A E Rogers, one of the efficient mail carriers, is off on his vacation this week. He took his family on a trip to Pendleton county for a few days.

Miss Lillie Duncan, of New Creek, has returned after a  weeks visit to Cumberland where she has been visiting her friend Miss Ida Broadwater.

Master Leroy McDonald, son of Mr and Mrs L C McDonald, accidentally fell on last Saturday night, cutting a large and ugly wound in his leg.

Mr C T Clayton secretary to Congressman David J Lewis came up from Washington to spend a short time in Cumberland and vicinity.

Dr and Mrs Walter M Babb left last Friday for Grant county to spend their vacation. The doctor expects to be in his office next week.

N J Crooks and son William and W W Long joined a party here Monday on a trip to Moorefield for a few days fish. They went up in Mr Crooks auto the party returned yesterday.

Mr and Mrs John Burke and Little daughter, who has been spending a couple of weeks here among relatives left Tuesday for their home at Philadelphia, after having spent a pleasant vacation.

The family of Hon C H Vossler, who spent the summer at their home at Maysville, have moved back to Keyser for the winter, and their many friends welcome their return.

Allen B Lambdin, formerly of Keyser, who has been doing Chautauqua work the past summer, was here last Friday night on his way to Boston to attend the Conservatory of Music.

Miss Elizabeth Nixon, of Brunswick, spent the day here at the home of Mr D T Greenwade first of the week on her way to Clarksburg to spend a while with her aunt, Mrs Thos Bohem.

Attorney Orange Richardson of Piedmont, who has been practicing law in Arkansas  for the past year, returned home a few days ago for a weeks visit. Mr Richardson was visiting friends in Keyser Monday.

Mr M Tamburini and son John, of Bayard, came down Wednesday to look after business for a day or so out at his farm. John brought his gun along and expected to reduce the squirrel population while here.

J W Virts attended the reunion last Sunday of his old company, it being the 50th anniversary. It was held at Harpers Ferry. He was an orderly in Coles Maryland Cavalry and was wounded Sept 15th 1862.

Mrs Columbia Barnhart and little daughter, Miss Helen, of Newcastle Pa, who spent a few days with Mrs Ida Menefee, left first of the week for Shepherdstown to visit relatives on their way home.

R G Richardson was in Oakland.

Mrs Ellen Rotruck is visiting relatives at Roanoke.

Ercel Havermale has taken a position in Clevengers store.

Mrs Lee Litten and son are visiting relatives in Virginia.

Mrs Alva Feete returned to her home in Baltimore Tuesday.

R Marsh Dean, of Elk Garden, was in town Monday on business.

Mr and Mrs Roy Bailey are spending this week in New York.

W H Glover, of Terra Alta, was here Wednesday on Business.

Wallace Glover, of Brownsville Pa, is visiting relatives here.

Misses Hallie and Frances Sayre went to Clarksburg Tuesday on a visit.

Mrs Spurgin, of Terra Alta, is visiting her daughter, Mrs Mauric Newman.

Harry Hodges has returned to Morgantown to resume his studies at the University.

Mrs Wm Dawson left Tuesday for Jerome Pa to visit her son, F B Snyder.

D T Greenwade the hustling merchant, was a business visitor to Cumberland Wednesday.

Miss Myra Nefflen  left Tuesday for Morgantown to the University this winter.

H S Thompson was at Parkersburg this week attending a meeting of the state board of embalmers.

Mrs Cora Loar, of Swanton, spent Monday and Tuesday with her sister, Mrs H L Arnold , this week.

Miss Fannie Arnold, of Hartmonsville, has been visiting  her sister, Mrs H L Arnold, this week.

Mr and Mrs F L Harmison, of Romney, were visiting friends in the neighborhood last Wednesday.

Mrs W H Nefflin left Tuesday for Chillecothe, Ohio, on a visit to her sister, Mrs Wm Woodard.

Miss Frances Batten, of Newburg, who was a guest at the home of Mr Marshall Sayre, returned home last Saturday.

Master Troy Newcomb, one of the Evening Times carriers at this place is quite sick at his home with typhoid fever.

W B Catlett of the ratification federation, was here Monday and went to Romney to attend a meeting at that place.

Douglass Glover, a pharmacy student at the University at Baltimore, is paying relatives here a visit before returning to school.

Attorneys Wm McDonald, F C Reynolds and W H Griffith were at Martinsburg this week on business before the U S court.

V F and C J Alkire spent a day or so first of the week with their brother Nim at Mt Storm. They report things looking nice on Alleghany.

Mrs M B Wagoner and daughters, Misses Ada and Bertha, attended the funeral of Mrs Troutman at Wellersburg, Tuesday.

Dr Richard Gerstell and brother Eugene left last Sunday for the upper south branch on a fishing trip a few days. They returned yesterday.

Miss Pauline Wilson will attend school at Frederick Md, this winter. Her mother Mrs H G Wilson, accompanied her down last Tuesday.

Wm Chamberlain and family will soon move to town from Antioch and will occupy the house recently vacated by Oscar Cosner on Piedmont St.

Mrs S M Sheetz, who has been spending some time in this section among relatives and friends, left Tuesday for her home at Winston Salem NC.

Mrs W B Griffin and two children, of Norfolk Va, who spent a couple of weeks here with her sister, Mrs R M Frye have gone to Romney for a visit before returning home.

Mr and Mrs John Boor, who were typhoid fever patients at the Hoffman hospital, were sufficiently recovered to be discharged Wednesday and have gone to Winchester to visit Mrs Boors father A J Merrill.

Mrs Belle Johnson, of Mt Vernon Ohio, spent from Sunday night to Wednesday evening here with Mrs J D Gelwicks and other relatives. She had been receiving treatment in a hospital at Baltimore and was on her way home much improved. Her daughter, Miss Jewell, was with her.

Dr J H Ravenscraft, of Kitzmiller, was in town yesterday. He came after his daughter who has been a typhoid fever patient in the hospital. Dr Ravenscraft had five cases of fever in his family, and last week lost one of his children. The balance are getting well.

C E Savage, a B&O man, is on the sick list.

Mrs William Droege spent Wednesday at Deer Park.

Miss Myrtle Stewart and Otto Droege spent Sunday in Burlington.

Engineer Thos Johnson is laid up again with some trouble with his limbs.

Mr and Mrs Clarence Plum and children are visiting relatives in Newburg.

Mr and Mrs E M Stottlemyer returned Monday from a few days stay at Petersburg.

Miss Mildred Wright left today for Adamston, where she will teach in the school.

J M Bright and wife spent one day last week in Cumberland during home coming week.

Mrs Elizabeth Rendle and daughter Miss Anna, of Grafton, are visiting friends and relatives here.

T M Adams is out on the B&O this week on a drumming trip for the Richardson Furniture Co.

Mr and Mrs Joseph Fromhart, of Newburg, have been spending the past week here with relatives.

Mrs Oscar Johnson and little daughter, of Pattersons Depot, are spending a few days here with relatives.

At’y Orville MacDonald and Dennis Cather, of Morgantown, visited their cousin, Miss Effie Cather, this week.

Miss Bessie Fox, a graduate nurse of the Selby Hospital Washington, is visiting her aunt, Mrs A R Rinehart.

Mrs and Mrs Chalmer Hughes, who had spent a couple of weeks here with relatives, left yesterday for their home in Chicago.

Mrs Samuel Hill, who has been the guest of Mrs Wm Martin, for a couple of weeks, returned for Baltimore Wednesday.

Mr Henry W Baker, one of our leading contractors, is on the sick list this week and has been confined to this home since last  Sunday.

Miss Meeda Wirgman, of Romney, who spent the summer in Colorado and Missouri, spent Tuesday night with Mrs R M Frye on her way home.

J Clark Bright with his sister, Elizabeth, returned home Sunday evening after a two weeks vacation with friends and relatives in Fairmont Morgantown, and Clarksburg.

Mrs B J Baker and little grandson, John Bernard Baker, of Petersburg, came down yesterday for a short visit to relatives. They motored to Burlington and came over on the T M & P.

Miss Madeline High, daughter of P H High, of Purgittsville, who was operated on at the Hoffman Hospital a few days ago for appendicitis is so much improved that she will be able to go home soon.

Albert Clary, until in August, secretary of the Washington D C YMCA when he left that city and attended a school in the north, is here for a short visit to relatives and friends.

Col T B Frye went to Fairmont yesterday evening to attend the funeral of his special friend Leslie Hawker, who was in an auto accident, Mr Hawker was secretary of the State Hardware Association.

Last Sunday, Cam Arbogast, in his touring car took Misses Margaret Hover, Catoria Offner, Effie Cather, and Mrs William Droege to Frankfort and Cumberland, returning by way of Frostburg. All enjoyed the trip very much, Nothing slow about auto”Nellie”.

Fred Zeigler, private secretary to Congressman Wm W Brown is here engaged in preliminary campaign work. On October 1st the campaign will open in the formal way. It would have been begun sooner except for the death of Mrs Brown and other misfortunes in sickness that have come to Mr Brown within the past fortnight.

Lee Hollen and family, of Keyser, are here for a visit with relatives.

Mrs Junior Sypoit left Tuesday evening for Keyser, where she will visit friends for a few days.

Mr and Mrs H C Sincell and Mr and Mrs King Delawder left Oakland last Sunday morning for an automobile trip through Moorefield and the valley of Virginia, expecting to return to Oakland the latter part of the week.

They were the guests of J T Sincell Wednesday night on their way home.

  Miss Lena Boyd is teaching school at Sycamore.

  Harvey Barr has been visiting relatives at Winchester Va, the past week.

  Clark Bright returned Mon from a pleasant visit to relatives at Morgantown and Fairmont.

  C C McKee left last Fri for Yellow Springs, in Hampshire Co, to visit relatives.

  E A Russell moved last week to the Kinsey house on corner Mineral and St Cloud streets.

  Mayor F H Babb and family visited home folks at "Cherry Lane" from Sat to Tues.

  Mr and Mrs I E Oates, of Elk Garden, who have been on a visit to their daughter, Mrs Bishoff, at Donaldson, Ohio, arrived here Tues morning on their way home, and report an enjoyable visit.

  Mr and Mrs E C Connell left Tues morning for Staunton Va, to spend a few weeks among his old friends. Mr Connell says he will soon be seventy years old and wanted to celebrate the event among the good old friends with whom he spent so many happy years, and Mrs Connell went along to enjoy the occasion with him. We hope they may have a pleasant visit and safe return and that he may live to celebrate many more birthdays.

  Born Sept 13, 1912, to Mr and Mrs O A Hood, a daughter.

  Miss Mary Babb has accepted the position as postmistress at Thomas.

  Mrs J C Liller, returned home last week from a visit in the East.

  Mr Wm Taylor of Emoryville, was a business visitor in town Mon.

  Mrs Earl H Smith and son returned to their home at Fairmont, last Sat.

  Henry, son of Dr O H Hoffman, of Thomas, has entered the Prep school for the session.

  W B Boggess of Greenville, S C, was in town last Sat shaking hands with old friends.

  Mr and Mrs Herbert White, of Terra Alta, are visiting Mrs White's home folks at this place.

  Mrs O T Kidwell, has returned from a visit to her daughter, Mrs T A McGraw at Monongah.

  Mr and Mrs Roy Ravenscroft and daughter, of Baltimore, are visiting homefolks and friends here.

  Mr and Mrs Floyd Martin departed last Sat on a two weeks' visit to relatives at Paw Paw.

  Mrs Roy Durrett and children of Cumberland, spent a few days the past week here with relatives.

  Aristotle Steorts left Mon morning on train No 3 on his way to the University at Morgantown.

  Mrs Joe Allender and daughter, Marchree, of Baltimore, visited at Mr Geo Parsons' last week.

  Mrs R A Welch and daughter returned home last Fri from an extended visit to relatives in Martinsburg.

  Mr Leslie McCoole, who has been filling John C Boor's place at Junction was relieved Fri and is at his post at the Keyser depot.

  Henry Weber and sister, Miss Mabel of Philadelphia, spent a few days here the past week as guests of Miss Nellie Ravenscroft.

  Jonas Crider of Petersburg, is in Keyser. He is making arrangements to move here and says he will locate in South Keyser.

  Mrs Lona Barney, of Rawlings, is spending this week with her daughter, Mrs S C Steiner. -Berkeley Springs Messenger of 12th.

  Erving Shelly, who for the past year has been working for a large corporation at Altoona, Pa, is at home spending his vacation.

  Miss Edith Little of Orbinsonia, Ohio, who has been visiting Mr and Mrs D B Osborn for a couple of weeks, left last Fri for home.

  Elbert McMechen, son of Mr and Mrs B B McMechen, of Glendale, W Va, returned home last week after spending a year at Salt Lake City, Utah.

  Mr and Mrs M C Bacorn, of Grafton, passed through here Mon on their way to Antioch, where Mrs Bacorn will visit her mother, Mrs Mary McNemar, for a while.

  Mr Jacob Stullenbarger, one of Elk Garden's substantial citizens, was in town Mon on his way to Martinsburg, having been summoned as petit juror in the US Court.

  Mrs Mary Holt, of Keyser, and John S Lyon of Washington D C, who have been the guests of Mrs Spiker, returned to their respective homes this week. Oakland Democrat of 12.

  Mr Harold McCrum, Aurora, W Va, was visiting friends in Keyser Sat and Sun. Mr McCrum returned to the University at Morgantown today where he will enter the junior A B Class.

  Mrs Milton Vetter, of Moorefield, arrived Sun the guests of her son, Frank Vetter.

  Albert Harness and family, of Coketon, spent Sun in town the guests of Mr and Mrs C B Lewis.

  M M Bailey and family are spending a couple weeks at Winchester Va. The Winchester fair is now in progress. -Davis News of 12th.


Born, Sept 12, 1912 to Mr and Mrs Herbert Miller, a son

Born, Tuesday Sept 17, 1912 to Mr and Mrs Ray Spangler a fine daughter.

Lot a small size Brass Kettles that will be sold at special low prices. Frye and sons

R A Barder, of Davis, was operated on Wednesday at the Hoffman hospital.

Wanted—Furnished room; with or without meals. Phone; “Baker” C&P No 156.

One gallon and one half gallon and all other sizes of fruit jars at Frye and Son at special prices.

Shoats for Sale—Apply to Mrs Annie Paris, Keyser, Wva

The infant son of Mr and Mrs Robt Marville died at their home in Blaine, on Sunday morning.

Bailey C Kight, of Cumberland, while spending a day in Keyser last week purchased a set of team harness from J M Bright.

The prettiest neatest line of shoes can be found at I M Longs store. Please don’t forget. Yours Truly, I M Long

The many friends of Espy Workman, who was operated on Monday at the Hoffman Hospital for appendicitis will be glad to know that he is doing nicely.

E B Cornell, who has been off duty the past two months on account of a severe attack of rheumatism, is improving and expects to be able to go to work next week.

Mrs Ethel Dawson and children, of Rochelle, Illinois, are visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Pierce Ferribee, near Ridgeville, Wva, Her husband Frank Dawson, expects to join her here in a few weeks.

Mr and Mrs Charles McIlvane Miller have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter Miss Mary, to Dr Henry Bertram Potter on Saturday Sept 28th at seven o clock at Emmanuel church.

Wm D Martin went to the Hoffman Hospital Wednesday and had an operation performed on a knee that has been giving him trouble for some time. We hope that he will be alright.

We want to remind you again L C McDonalds store is the place to get your supplies for that big dinner.

Arthur Reeves a young man from Westernport was brought to the Hoffman Hospital for treatment for burns that it received Wednesday morning while at work in the mines. He is badly burned about the face and arms.

Miss Edith McMaken was the winner of the diamond ring in the carnival contest last week, having raised about $127.00 Miss Daisy Lynch was a close second with about $123.00 Miss Leah Wolf was third with $70.00 Miss Eva Christian was awarded the doll.

Tuesday night the Prep students were given a treat by Mr and Mrs Markwood at their home in nature of a lawn party and watermelon feast,  The McIlwee Concert Band gave one of its excellent concerts and everybody enjoyed the pleasant evening.

Last Tuesday night someone left a nine-months old boy baby at the door of Mr and Mrs Stony Green, on Sharpless St. Greens have no children and someone, knowing that it would be a good home for a child, concluded to present them with one. Later—Mr and Mrs Joseph Fromhart, of Newburg, have taken the child.

Frye are still offering great bargains at reduced prices, on their whole line of good. Now is the time to save money.


  Out of forty-five applicants in Mineral County this year, eleven received first grades, twenty four second grades, seven third grades, and three failures. Those receiving certificates are: Etta Dunn, Elverda Everett, Florence Githens, Freda Kerns, Stella Liller, Mary Moore, Mabel Neville, Lulu Tasker, Jessie Thompson, Sallie Wagoner, Nellie Zarnitz, Mamie White, Susan Parr, Mary Moore, Marguerite Matthews, James J Joiner, James C Dugger, Nora Abe, James Lewis, Elsie Wagnoer, Vira Frey, Alice Blair, Sabina Neel, Nina Knabenshue, Ann Vandiver, Mida G Brown, Albert L Lee, Lora Fowler, Frank Urice, Augarita Shore, Clarence D Umstot, Lulu H West, Lacy Wolford, Ida Broadwater, Juanita Blackburn, Pearl Boseley, Edna Brock, Emma Burgess, Sarah Burgess, Genevieve Carney, Ada Gordon and Frances Dickel.

Delightful Madame Sherry

A gorgeous metropolitan production of “Madame Sherry” the Broadway musical sensation, appeared at Music Hall Wednesday night to the delight of a large and representative audience. Much was expected and more was given, The music was entrancing, the dancing graceful and every member of the cast an artist. All in all it was a  grand diversion and the theatre going public owes a debt of gratitude to Mr Carskadon for a strenuous effort he is making to give the very best attractions and while any big company is in a measure, handicapped by lack of stage room at a small theatre when they “put it over’ as did “Madame Sherry” it is well worth the money we are obliged to pay.

Public Recital

The departments of Elocution and Music, of the Preparatory School, will give a recital  Tuesday Sept 24th at 8:15pm in the Preparatory Auditorium All students and the public are cordially invited to attend.


Miss Muriel Middleton, the seventeen year old daughter of Thomas Middleton, a farmer who resides at Spring Gap, was brought to the police station at seven o clock yesterday morning by Officer Brode after spending the night wandering aimlessly  about the mountains surrounding her home. Miss Middleton, whose mind is deranged, left her home at 9 o clock Wednesday evening and spent the night in the mountains crawling through the bushes, swimming and wading in the Potomac river. She was seen in the mountains by some B&O railroaders who informed officer Brode in South Cumberland and she was taken to the police station.

U D C Elect Officers

At the meeting of the U D C held at the home of Mrs S H Jordan, on Main St Friday night the following officers were elected: President, Mrs Bertie Frey; !st Vice President, Mrs H A Sliger, 2nd Vice President, Miss Sue Sheetz, Secretary;, Miss Maria Vass Frye, Treasurer, Mrs N D McCoole. Miss Sue Sheetz was appointed delegate to the U D C State convention to be held in Parkersburg, and Mrs J H Markwood, alternate, also Mrs S H Jordan.

Burlington Charge

Sunday Sept, 22, 1912 Services at Burlington at 3pm Revival services at Purgittsville at 7:30  pm to continue through the week. Everybody invited.    Allen A P Neel, Pastor

Cowboys Sweetheart

The next big attraction at Music Hall will be next Thursday night, Sept 26th when “A Cowboys Sweetheart” will be offered. This company carries their own famous cowboy hand and orchestra. Popular prices.

For Sale

A pair of fine young mules, well broke, heavy and good workers, 5 years old Apply to L C McDonalds, Keyser Wva.

Third Birthday

Little Miss Mary Nelson Huffman, daughter of postmaster and Mrs T T Huffman, gave a birthday party to her little friends Monday afternoon at her home on Water Street. The little boys and girls had a very jolly time and wished for a birthday every other day. Photographer Jeleneck took a fine picture of the group and each one present will be presented with one. Those present and enjoying the hospitality of little Miss Mary Nelson on her third birthday were: Misses Jean Emily Frost, Elizabeth Clevenger, Elizabeth Griffin, Frances Griffin, Martha Bomberger, Dorothy Davis, Helen Rizer, Irene and Edna Whipp, Susanna Thompson, Elizabeth Wagoner, Mary Nelson Huffman, and Master. Arnold Pifer, Richard Taylor, Billy Fazenbaker, O S W Fazenbaker Jr, Fred Moomau, Frederick Huffman, Henry Sampson Thompson, and T T Huffman Jr.

Pic Nic and Tournament

At the picnic and tournament held last Saturday at Sycamore near Headsville, the following knights were successful: Gibson Lease, Crowned Miss Bertha Whipp, queen, Wm Hollenback, crowned Miss Maude Whipp, 1st maid, Richard Stimmel, crowned Miss Pauline Adams, 2nd maid, J E Sheetz crowned Miss Dotta Doman, 3rd maid, J E Staggs, crowned Miss Lena Whipp, 4th maid. Jas E Sheetz won first prize for horsemanship; Robert Carskadon second prize and Gibson Lease third prize. Sheriff CE Nethkin delivered the coronation address.

Fire insurance, Real estate, Surety bonds, Timber and Brak lands, farms and town properties. F H Babb 116 Armstrong St C&P phone Keyser Wva.

Baltimore and Ohio Seashore Excursions July 4, 18 August 1, 15, 29 September 12

$8.00 Good in coaches only, $10.00 Good in Pullman cars with Pullman. Keyser to Atlantic City and return, Tickets good returning 16 days, For further information apply to B & O ticket agents. 

E B Carskadon, Attorney at Law Fairmont Wva

Wm C Clayton, Attorney at Law, East Street, Keyser

R A Welch, Attorney at Law Collections and Specialty, office in law building.

Chas  N Finnell, Attorney at Law, Law Building, Notary Public

Wm MacDonald, Attorney at Law, Comr Accounts, Comr in Chancery, Office on East Street.

W H Griffith, Attorney at Law, Keyser Wva, Office over Peoples Bank.

Harry G Fisher, Attorney at Law, Room 1, Law Building, Armstrong St. Keyser Wva

Henry Gassaway Shores, Attorney at Law, Keyser Wva.

Dr. A H Hosack, Dentist, Main St. Opp First National Bank, Keyser Wva, A good set of teeth, $8.00.

Dr I H Stafford, Dentist, Office over bowling alley, Armstrong 1 setet C & P phone No. 7F

Dr L H Gaston, Dentist, Office in the Gaston Building over Drs. Edgell and Yeakleys offices, Main St. Keyser Wva.

Dr W J Koelz, Dentist, office opposite Reynolds Hotel, Phone Calls—Office 32W, Residences 49w. Keyser Wva.

For Sale Cheap

A 15 inch paper cutter; a Yarger stapling machine; one 12 inch water motor. Apply at the Tribune Office. Will be sold at a bargain to quick buyer.

Comparative Statement of Valuations

Valuations of the respective Railroads and other public utilities in Mineral County as fixed by the Board of Public Works for the years  1911 and 1912,

For the Year 1911

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;$2,851,984.00

Pattersons Creek & Potomac Railroad&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;..   393,445.00

Western Maryland Railroad(main line)&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;. 2,349,054.00

                                      Elk Garden Branch&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;   283,510.00


                                       Keyser Branch&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;..     22,748.00

Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;...     18,000.00

Pullman Car Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;.       4,380.00

Cudahy Packing Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;       9,440.00

Jameson Coal Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;      13,000.00

Western Union Telegraph Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;.     15,740.00

Adams Express Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;.      10,102.00

United States Express Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;        3,068.00

West Va & Md Gas Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;...      286,220.00

Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;       63,587.00

West Va Mutual Telephone Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;            700.00

Peoples Mutual Telephone Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;.             952.00

Burlington Telephone Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;..            850.00

American Telephone Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;              19.00

                                                                                                                    ----------------------                                                                                                                   $6,326,799.00

For the Year 1912

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;..$2,807,473.00

Pattersons Creek & Potomac Railroad&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;.379,600.00

Western Maryland Railway Co. (main line)&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;..2,269,123.00

                                         “”   Elk Garden Branch&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;283,554.00

                                              Keyser Branch&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;.23,816.00

Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;..18,000.00

Pullman Car Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;4,380.00

Cuhady Packing Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;..2,720.00

Western Union Telegraph Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;.16,362.00

Adams Express Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;..10,504.00

West Va & Md Gas Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;..159,815.00

United States Express Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;2,847.00

Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;.69,480.00

West Va Mutual Telephone Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;..970.00

American Telephone Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;15.00

Mineral County Mutual Telephone Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;600.00

Romney Consolidated Telephone Co&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;.3,650.00



Total for Year 1911&ldots;&ldots;&ldots;.$6,326,799.00


Decrease for year 1912&ldots;&ldots;.-----------------

                                             $    273,890.00


  An eastbound freight, drawn by engine no 1879, Engineer Gilpin and Conductor Peters with brakemen Lytton, Umstot and Wolf, ran away Mon morning on the 17-mile grade of the B&O that has such a long record of freight wreck horrors. The five miles between Frankville and Piedmont were covered in as many miles. The experience of the trainmen was so thrilling as to long be remembered. With brakes set tight, the wheels of the runaway train shot out sheets of flame making a trail of light in the intense darkness of the rainy night as the 3,000 ton mass increasing in velocity followed the steep serpentine trackway. The brakemen could hardly hold on by superhuman effort and all hands expected every second to be launched over the mountain side with a mass of crumpled steel. On the mountain are two safety switches but the lower one where the accident occurred, is not in service.

His Lucky Number is 13

On this day, Friday, the thirteenth day of the month, Governor Woodrow Wilson sat on seat number 13 on a parlor car on his return to Seagrit from his New York State Trip. He liked the incident, He said “Thirteenth is my lucky number” I usually get seat number 13 or room number 13. Number 13 has run through my life constantly. In the thirteenth year of my professorship at Princeton I was elected the thirteenth president of the university. There are thirteen letters in my name. I am not afraid of it”. In the past 13 days he has made 13 speeches.

Public Sale of Personal Property

Beginning at 9 o’clock am on Wednesday September 25,1912 at my farm, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder my personal property consisting of live stock, farming implements, household goods, and many useful articles too numerous to mention. I will also sell privately, my valuable farm, which contains about 400 acres, and lies eight miles east of Keyser in Patterson’s creek valley. Farm is well watered and adopted to grazing or farming. Mail daily, Convenient to both school and church. For further information address. Jas B Reese Reese’s Mill, Wva


  Mr John Baker will leave Mon for Keyser, where he will be ticket agent, at the B&O station. Mrs Baker will follow in a few days. -Fairmont Times of 14th.

Notice to Contractors

The Board of Education of Elk District will receive sealed bids for a building of a school house at Sulphur. All bids to be in the hands of the board on or before Sept 20, 1912. Specifications may be seen by calling at I E Oates.      D C Arnold,Sec, Elk Garden Wva

What “ Teddy” Thinks

“Im twice as good as Washington”

“Im twice as great as Grant”

Because third term they didn’t get

They needn’t think I can’t

Im twice as great as Jefferson

And Madison  combined

Im twice as great as all the lot

Of Presidents combined.

I’m greater than my country,

And its customs and its laws,

It’s poor old Constitution

And its Presidential flaws.

I’m twice as great as any man

Above or neath the sod

In fact, I’m half inclined to think

I’m twice as great as God.”

Better Paint

Better paint this year if your property needs it. Mistaken men have been waiting for pain to come-down. The cost of their job has gone up not down; it always goes up while waiting; never come-down. Better paint than Devoe? There isn’t any. Suppose one had waited 20 or 30 years ago for a better paint than Devoe; how long would he have waited? How long would he still have to wait? The price a gallon makes some difference;yes, but not much; it’s the paint counts; the quality counts. It’s the go far that counts; Protection of property counts more yet. Better paint. DEVOE W A Liller sells it.

Moundsville Wva

Cameron is suffering from epidemic of typhoid fever that has already alarmed the entire population of the city. Already from 25 to 30 cases of the disease have developed and almost everyday one or more persons are attacked by the disease. Practically all of the cases are located in the west end of the city near the B & O shops and on Cameron and Lough ridges, though in the past few days the disease has begun to spread to other parts of the city.