March 21, 1913


Mrs Charles Thomas and Lou Robert were visiting at the Mountain Breeze Hotel Tuesday evening.

Mr Daniel Artica has moved from our community, he has been manager of the Dalmont Farm orchards for the past 2 years.

Mr and Mrs Michael Likens are on the sick list at this writing.

Dr and Mrs F P Stehley were visiting their daughter at the Dalmont farm Sunday.

T R Boseley of the Preparatory School spent Saturday and Sunday at his home here.

A very interesting debate took place at the Laurel Dale school house Saturday night. The question: Resolved that the right of Suffrage should be extended to the woman., was debated, affirmative F P Boseley, J W Thomas, W C Brown, and George McNeill, Negative: W E Shear, S W Thomas, T R Boseley, and L L Kuh. The question was decided favor of the affirmative.

There will be another debate at the Laurel Dale school house Saturday night.



J W Merryman, of Fairmont, was in town this Thursday in the interest of the Con Telephone Co.

Mrs H D Worden spent this Thursday in Hambleton.

Mrs John Chapman was in Washington DC this week.

Mrs Ivan Poling is recovering of a light attack of diphtheria.

Miss Daisy McNemar, of Gorman, spent Saturday with Mrs S G Gayley.

Miss Edith Howard, of Moorefield, arrived Friday the guest of her sister, Mrs D H Eshelman.

Hon John D Rinehart, one of Grant Counties prominent citizens, was the guest of his daughter, Mrs S G Gayley, for several days this week. He was accompanied by his granddaughter, Miss Nina Rinehart.

Tuesday evening Mrs Lucian H Mott, was completely surprised by a number of Ladies assembling at her home on corner of Blackwater Ave and 3rd St. The surprise having been arranged by some of her neighbors in honor of her birthday. Mrs Mott was the recipient of a large number of very beautiful and useful presents. During the evening the crowd was entertained with music and readings rendered by various ladies from among their number. Refreshments were served and a general good time prevailed until a late hour when the guests numbering 50 in all, returned to their homes wishing Mrs Mott many happy returns of the day. Davis News of the 13th.


Mr George Nethkin, an enthusiastic Wilson man, attended the inauguration and enjoyed the big day very much.

Rev John A Shockey will preach to the Red Men in the church at Nethkin Hill, Sunday, March 16th at 10:45am.

Elk Garden, Emoryville, and Gleason schools are each preparing for an entertainment at the close of the term.

On Friday of last week the thermometer registered from 2 or 3 degrees above to 2 to 3 degrees below zero.

The roads were muddy the first of this week, muddier than they have been any other time this winter.

The stork has been busy here recently. Notice the new arrivals.

BORN, unto Mr and Mrs Philmore White, March 11, 1913, a daughter.

BORN, unto Mr and Mrs Newton Lyons, March 11th, 1913, a son.

BORN, unto Mr and Mrs Howe Keplinger, March 8th, 1913, a son.

Mr Charles Ashby, of Deer Park Md, visited his brother Mr Thos W Ashby, last Sunday Mr Ashby is improving.

Rev F C Rollman will preach in the M E church, South, next Sunday evening at 7:30, on the death and resurrection of our Savior. There will be a special music. All are invited to attend.

Rev John A Shockey will preach in the Nethkin Hill church next Sunday morning which will be his last sermon before conference. All devoutly wish his return to this charge.

Rev W W White and wife went to Romney last Monday. He is on his way to conference but stopped at Romney to witness the marriage of his sister, Miss Gertrude White, to Wilbur Wirgman. The ceremony will be performed in the M E church, South, by Rev Dorsey White, father of the bride.

Rev L C Messick preached at Elk Garden last Sunday evening. He is not disturbed about conference appointments as theirs does not convene until autumn.

Lenza, the 16 year old son of John Metcalf, met with a serious accident in the Wabash mine at Blaine last Monday. A spark of fire fell from his lamp into a large can of powder. He ran but the explosion burned his face and parts of his body very severely. While running he turned to warn his father which accounts for his face being burned. He is in critical condition. The family lives in Elk Garden.

It is difficult to keep up with the debating organizations. Oakmont has a debating club and there will be an entertainment and debate at Jenny Springs school next Friday evening the 21st. The question at Elk Garden literary last week was resolved. That it is right to debate on the side of a question to which you are conscientiously opposed. This was one of the most interesting debates of the series. Some of the appointed debaters not appearing, substitutes were procured and R Marsh Dean and H C Duke affirmed, and Rev’s John A Shockey and W W White upheld the negative , and the preachers won.

The Elk Garden school will close next week and will give an entertainment in Odd Fellow’s Hall Friday evening March 28th. There will be quite a number of attractive features, drills, amusing exercises, pantomimes, dialogues. The entertainment will be repeated if all cannot get into the hall that wish to attend.

We learn as we are closing our items that Mr Lawrence Jones, who works in the Hamill mines, at Kitzmiller, was severely hurt in the mines, a leg broken besides other injuries. Particulars not known.



Mrs J D Heiskell, of Moorefield, who spent several days with relatives here, returned home Saturday.

Mrs Annie Groves recently entertained a 6 o’clock dinner in honor of Mrs W B Anderson, of Franklin.

Mrs Chas Godlove entertained Mrs Mary Godlove and Mrs Eliza Hutton at a quilting Monday, which was very much enjoyed.

W T Coby will leave Tuesday of next week for Dayton Va, where he will take a ministerial course at the Dayton Institute.

Emory Tyler, a former Grant County boy, now prosecuting attorney of Mineral, spent Monday night in town. Emory recently went through his first court, acquitted himself admirably, demonstrating that the important office he occupies would be filled during his term.

J P Cowger, mail clerk on the H S RR, purchased a lot of the Leather Company on Moorefield Ave and will erect a modern dwelling on it in the near future.

Abraham A Sites, was born on his father’s farm on Elk Horn Nov 3, 1843, and died at his home at Masonville, March 9, 1913, aged 69 years, 4 months, 6 days. He was the son of Conrad and Katherine (Loch) Sites.

Mrs Hannah Martin, aged about 71 years, wife of John Martin, died at her home here last Friday at noon, from paralysis, she having been paralyzed the night before.

Mrs Maggie Mongold, wife of E B Mongold, died at her home near Upper Tract Wednesday morning, Mrs Mongold has been a patient sufferer from a long time from dreaded enemy of mankind tuberculosis. She leaves a husband and two little girls, Elizabeth and Elsie; one sister, Mrs G A Kimble, of Pendleton County, four brothers, Joseph H, John A, and Chas A of Pocahontas county, and Philip, of Pendleton county.

J A G Hiser and Oscar Alt of Laneville, were here this week, and while here, Mr Alt bought of Mr Hiser his building in Petersburg, which is occupied by J J Godlove as a restaurant. They informed us that the mill at Laneville would cut out in about 8 months, and they were here looking at some farms with the view of purchasing.

Will Roby is around among our sheep men buying lambs, which we understand are now bringing about 5 3/4 c for fall.

John Miley recently bought the following bunches of hogs for April: 150 head of John Harman, 40 head of Harry Smith, car load of Ed. Judy, 30 head of J V Davis.

W N Welton bought of Seymour Judy 1 car load of hogs, weighing 177 pounds.

Prices for hogs so we are informed runs from 7 to 8c.

Charlie Smith recently bought of Sol Shobe for spring 22 head coming 2 year olds.

Emmett Whitesel bought of Jacob Cooper 17 head coming 2 year olds.

Groves & Lukens bought of James Cooper 20 head coming 2 year olds and of Simon Harman 20 head of same age.


Moorefield Examiner of 13th
A telegram was received here this week announcing the death of Jas Wright VanMeter, youngest son of Mr and Mrs D P VanMeter, youngest son of Mr and Mrs D P VanMeter, at his home in Kewande Canada. The young man has only been sick a few days. The many friends of Mr and Mrs VanMeter gave us in extending sympathy to them, in their dark hour of trial.

Married, March 5th, 1913, at the home of the bride by (?L) J Whetzel, Arthur Shockey and Miss Temple Hose, both of this county.

R E King, Wm Powell, J E Humbird and several others from Cumberland, arrived here Sat and Mon morning they left for a boating trip down the river.

George W Pollock, asst postmaster of Grafton, and Miss Ruth Cole, daughter of John A Cole, were married at the home of the bride, Wed, by Rev A F Richardson, pastor of St Paul's Lutheran church. Mr Pollock is a son of Mr and Mrs R D Pollock, of this place.

Dr H McS Gamble had the misfortune to fall last week and break a rib. He is getting along very well now.

At the home of the bride, on March 9th, John Helmick and Miss Bertie Riggleman were united in marriage by Rev L J Whetzel.

Miss Bettie McMechen, who has been visiting at Glendale for several months, returned to her home here last Sat.

C C Seymour of Mineral County, spent a few days visiting relatives here last week.

Mrs E T Berdinger died this week and was buried at Wardensville Tues.

Mrs E T Bedinger died this week and was buried at Wardensville Tues.

Mrs Statton Taylor, of Purgittsville, visited her parents Mr and Mrs Jacob Reed, last week.

Boyd Crites and family have moved to the Branch Mt orchard, where Mr Crites will work.

Born to Mr and Mrs Sam Clower last week, a son.

Atty W H Griffith, of Keyser, was here this week attending court.

Mrs Julia Gilkeson has been right much indisposed this week.

Mrs Chipley, wife of Mayor Chipley, has been quite sick the past week.

Jas H Rogers' sawmill was destroyed by fire last Sat evening in a very mysterious manner. He had been sawing back of the Old Fields and had only been away from the mill a short time.

Circuit was in session on Tues of this week. One case was tried between H Riley Heshman and Geo W Luttrell, in which the former was given a verdict for $89. Several chancery orders were entered.

Herman Sions, son of Mr and Mrs P F Sions, of this place, was quietly married last Wed in Missouri, to Miss Lillian Whitenberg. They arrived here Mon evening, where they will make their home.

Misses Heiskell handsomely entertained a number of their friends yesterday afternoon, at their hospitable home near town.

Paren Parsons and Miss Bessie Stickley, of near Bass, were quietly married this week. We join their many friends in extending congratulations.

Robt Huffman and Mr Ludwick of Purgittsville, spent a few days visiting friends here this week.

Mrs E J Harness, left this morning for Martinsburg, where she will spend a short time visiting relatives.

Mr and Mrs F C Welton, of Cumberland, spent a few days here last week.

Born this week, to Mr and Mrs Clel Bierkamp, a son.

Wardney Bobo and wife left this week for Cumberland to reside.

Miss Sudie McNeill left Sun morning for Thomas, where she will make her home with Mr and Mrs W S Cunningham.


Miss Mabel Neville, of Sulphur, was the guest of Mr E A Ludwicks last Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs Bessie Farris, of Weaver, is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs C W Ervin, of Wabash.

Mr J H Sollars, was at Keyser on business last Saturday.

Mr Oliver Shillingburg, of Pierce, visited his father, A J Shillingburg, last week.

The Dinman Coal Co, had a mule killed on the railroad at Fifteen one day last week.

The Ajax Coal Co is improving their mine facilities by fixing new dump, sinking air shaft and laying new track.

Uncle Natty Kitzmiller was at Keyser last Saturday on business.

Miss Grace Head, of Sulphur, was a visitor to Mr E A Ludwick’s last Sunday.

Rev M A Ray and Mrs Sadie Ray, of Piedmont, are visiting her father, Mr J P Arnold.

Rev J W Shockey will preach his farewell sermon in Blake chapel, Hartmonsville, next Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The public is cordially invited.

This has been a poor season for making sugar in the part of the country.

Mr Fred Burgess, of Laurel Dale, was here looking after furs, we presume, yesterday. Furs have brought better prices this year than we ever knew them.

The ground hog has extended his term to 12 weeks instead of 6.

Ray, the infant son of Mr and Mrs John Shingler, of Elk Garden, died last Saturday, aged 4 months and 10 days. The burial was at the U B Church here Sunday at 3pm. Kight and Barrick were the undertakers.



The F G Trout Co closed out their store this week and moved to Hamill Coal and Coke Co Store at Blaine.

The farmers here are very busy in their sugar camps and are having some very "sweet" times.

Messrs W S Mooney and Eugene Coffman, of Davis, were here on business Tuesday.

Rev J R Chemrant and R A McCauley are assisting Rev Johnson, of Gormania, in revival services at Curtis Chapel this week.

Prof I F Groves left Wednesday for Junior W Va where he will conduct a class of music.

Mr A A McRobie returned home Wednesday from visiting friends at Boswell Pa.

Miss Edna Trickett, of Dodson, visited her sisters, Misses Nina and Minnie Trickett, here Tuesday evening.

Mr Hugh P Markwood, who has been attending school at Dayton Va, came home Thursday morning to spend Easter with his parents, Mr and Mrs T E Markwood.

Mrs Sarah E Barker, of Keyser W Va, is visiting her daughter, Mrs I F Groves.

Little Margaret, daughter of Mr and Mrs H L Pool, who has been a sufferer from Scarlet Fever for a few weeks, is much improved at this writing.

March 12th

Friday morning of last week was our coldest day this winter. The mercury registered at 8 degrees below zero.

Harry Bobo was visiting friends in Bayard last week.

Thos E Schaffer made a flying visit to Stoyer Sunday last. "Everything quiet on the Potomac". The budget (even with its Sunday edition) spoken of in was void of much news last week owing, we suppose, to lack of printers ink, or else the horse power cylinder press was disabled in some of its parts, "Diss", perhaps, can explain.

As we get the most of our news items from the Budget, and it did not appear last week, it makes news scarce this week.

C W Head made a business call on G S Kitzmiller of Fairview Farm, yesterday.

The roll is called here every day and the result put on the bulletin board. If curiosity gets big enough in you to explode just "burst", who cares, it will not change corporation or trust companies.


March 11th

Mr T J Kooken has merged his Westernport and Piedmont stores into one large store in the Turley building, Ashfield St, Piedmont.

Mr Chas McKenzie moved his family last week from corner First and Orchard streets to Westernport Hill to the house recently vacated by Mr and Mrs Walter Hackett. The latter have moved to Keyser, where Mr Hackett is engaged with the B&O.

Mr George T Goshorn and daughter, Mrs H B Dawson, and sister, Miss Dolly Goshorn spent Sunday in Keyser as the guests of his daughter, Mrs O A Hood.

Mrs Cora Little, who had charge of the millinery department of Mr C T Neff’s store last season, will have charge of that department again this season.

Councilman Jas M McHenry who is suffering from typhoid fever at the home of his wife’s sister, Mrs John Gobbs, at Baltimore is improving. His wife is with him.

Mrs F A Coleman and son of Westernport spent Sunday in Keyser visiting relatives.

Miss Nellie F Ryan and sister, Miss Katherine, who have been in the east purchasing spring millinery, have returned.

Mrs Andrew Knell Jr, of Baltimore, was called here last week on account of the serious illness of her aunt, Miss Maggie Clark.

Miss Elizabeth Hudson, of Baltimore, has accepted a position as trimmer at Mrs Elizabeth Hotchkiss’s millinery parlors.

Miss Elizabeth Geary, of Hagerstown, who has been visiting Mrs Jas Garvey, has returned.

Miss Flora Emmart spent Sunday in Keyser visiting her sister, Mrs P M Coleman.

Miss May Leatherman spent Sunday in Keyser visiting relatives and friends.

March 17

W F Caldwell, the new manager of the Potomac Fire Brick Co, has arrived in town and has about a dozen men at work at the plant of that company, just below town. It is hoped and believed that the business will be a success under the new management.

Calanthe Temple No 8 Pythian Sisters, will hold a bazaar and fair .

Mr Clyde Calvin Fletcher, of Luke and Miss Anna Gertrude Wheeler of Martinsburg, were married Wed evening, March 5, at the home of the groom, by Rev Wm S Stewart, pastor of the Baptist Church.

Born to Mr and Mrs Roland Gilbert Mon, March 10, a daughter.

Born to Mr and Mrs Harry Rizer, Sat, March 8, a daughter.

Miss Dolly Goshorn of Washington DC, who has been spending some time here visiting her brother, Postmaster G T Goshorn and family, left Thurs on a visit to her niece, Miss Pauline Kight, of West Union, this State.

Miss Dorothy Mellor, of Sykesville Md, is visiting the family of her uncle, Mr Wm Mello(?n) on Ashfield Street.

John Raley will leave tomorrow for Richmond Va, having been engaged as first baseman in the Southern Baseball League.



License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

March 20, Harold William Stawbridge, of Keyser, and Lottie Irene McDough, Derry Pa.


Mr Robert Z Taylor and Miss Anna Huffman, both of Purgittsville, were married at Cumberland Friday, March 7th, 1913 by Rev Joseph H Balthis, at the M E C S Parsonage. The bride is the charming and accomplished daughter of J V Huffman, a wealthy farmer of near Purgittsville. She , as well as the groom, comes from an old and prominent family.
For several years she has been one of Hampshire county’s successful school teachers. She is well and favorably known by her sweet disposition and jovial manner, has won a host of friends who join in wishing that her journey over the matrimonial sea may be as full as sunshine as have been her girlhood days.
The groom is a prominent young farmer, a son of D Z Taylor, of Hardy County, and he, too, has a host of friends who congratulate him on having captured one of old Hampshires choicest flowers.
The good wishes and congratulations of the entire community are theirs. May their voyage be one of supreme bliss.


Mrs Braithwait Dies

Mrs Braithwait, wife of T J Braithwait, a miner living near Piedmont, who has been in the Hoffman Hospital fro some days taking treatment for typhoid fever, died Wednesday night. The body was taken home for interment.

Dies From Injuries

Clyde Tichnell died in the hospital at Kingwood W Va from injuries received from falling off the trestle on the M & K at J W Strout’s two weeks ago. It was thought for a time that he would recover but his injuries were much more severe than what was first thought.


Memory of Mabel McCullough
A tribute to the memory of Mabel McCullough.

Mabel has left fro a better world,
She will return to us no more,
But if we live right, we may meet her.
On that bright and shining shore.

It was best that she should die,
Or God would not have taken her so,
We all regretted her death
She seemed so young to go

It is better to know that she is innocent
And lies beneath the cold earth dead
Than to have her living still
If that innocence had fled

Madge Harvey
Lake Arthur, New Mexico

In remembrance of Mabel McCullough.
Peaceful be that silent slumber
Peaceful in thy grave so low
Thou no more wilt join our number
Thou no more our sorrows know
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled
And in heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tears are shed

Mrs Arthur Russel,
Lake Arthur, New Mexico. Feb 1913

In remembrance of my dear friend, Mabel McCullough,
who died Feb 3, 1913.
Mabel was a sweet girl and loved by all who knew her. She had such a good kind disposition, and always seemed to try and see the bright side of life and to make everybody happy. But the Lord took her from us. It was very hard indeed to part with her but we had to give her up. We should all do our best to make everybody happy, for we do not know when we will go. I have known Mabel for about a year and always loved her.

Dora Sims,
Lake Arthur, NM
Feb 18, 1913.


Tribute in memory of Mabel McCullough
Mabel was kind hearted and true. She tried to do her duty and live a pure Christian life, but now she has gone to a world where sorrow is unknown. Though God took her in her early life, yet her friendship is still cherished by her many friends who hope to meet her again in that world beyond the grave.

Agnes F Calvert
Lake Arthur NM Feb 1913.

Dear Mrs McCullough
I write in memory of my friend, Mabel, these few lines.
Mabel lived a blameless life. Her name was spoken of with love. She was always kind and patient with her friends, can say her kindness and good works will be missed on earth. But she has gone to meet her friends beyond. We sympathize with her friends and relatives.
  Marvia Knight

Mrs Walter Conley

Mrs Mary Conley, wife of Mrs Walter Conley, of Oak View, Westernport, died at her home Saturday morning, March 8, 1913. Aged 32 years, 6 months, and 6 days. Mrs Conley was before her marriage, Miss Mary Inskeep, of Keyser. Besides her husband, she leaves a little daughter, Madeline, aged 8 years. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters, Mrs Chas Smith of Piedmont being the only one living in the Tri Towns.
The funeral took place from the First M E Church of which she was a member, Tuesday afternoon, Rev Wm Harris, the pastor, officiating. Interment as made in Philos cemetery.
Piedmont Herald of 14th.

Howard Culp

Howard Culp, aged 21 years, of No 5 Rolling Mill Alley, died at 12:30 o’clock, Friday morning at the Western Maryland Hospital. He was taken there about three weeks ago and his illness became so serious that an operation was deemed necessary yesterday, but failed to save his life. He was a B&O railroad brakeman, a son of Mr Dennis Culp, and is survived by his wife. Cumb News

Charlotte Lee Wilson

Miss Charlotte Lee Wilson, 38 years of age, practically all her life connected with the office of the county clerk, and for the past several years its deputy, died today of pneumonia, contracted by attending the inauguration in Washington. Miss Wilson was prominently identified with the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution, and it was largely through her efforts that the magnificent Confederate monument at Beverly was erected. Funeral and Interment will take place at Beverly on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.


  Robert L Long died March 15, 1913 at his home, near Paris Mo, aged about 49 years. He was born at Winchester Va, but lived a number of years at Moorefield, going from there to Missouri in 1881. he is survived by a wife, who was formerly Miss Mollie Lambert,of Petersburg and four children. He was a brother of the editor of this paper.


Frostburg, March 17 - Peter Hughes, aged 51, was killed in Hoffman Mine No 1 at noon today. the cause of his death is not clearly known. He is survived by a wife and two children. He lived on McCullough street. He was a prominent Hibernian and member of St Michael's Catholic church.

March 17

Mr Charles Smith, aged 66 years, dropped dead at his home here, Sat evening at 7:30 o'clock from apoplexy.


Mrs John Perry, of Savage Mt, above Church Hill died on Sun morning at 7:30 o'clock from apopolexy. She had been to town on Sat night and had started home by herself, over the mountain back of Church street. Her husband, John Perry, has been in ill health for several years and has not been able to come into town for a long time.


R H Sutherland is having a house built in the Trout Addition

The date fixed for the Preparatory School commencement this year is June 11th.

The Winchester Presbytery will convene in Keyser April 15, in its regular spring meeting.

BORN First of the week to Mr and Mrs Grover Southerland, a daughter.

The Calendar Coterie were pleasantly entertained yesterday afternoon by Miss Alice Carskadon.

Edgar Brunk had one of his hands badly bruised at work at Richardson Furniture Factory last week.

Brakeman Brewer, who was badly injured while on duty along 17 mile grade on Monday, was taken to the Hoffman Hospital.

Mr F E Hutchinson has improved the appearance of his home by treating the outside to a coat of paint.

The new goods at D Long and Son are catching the trade. Don’t miss seeing them.

Dr J W Johnston who has been ill at his home in Mechanic St, is now able to be about again.

The improvements at the First National Bank, which has been underway for some time, are nearing completion. The interior will be handsomely furnished with mahogany furniture, the contract for same having been awarded to Thompson Furniture Co, and will be here in a few days.


Wm B Coffroth, of Elkins, paid home folks a visit last Sunday.

Miss Mattie Stewart went to Gormania last Saturday to spend a while.

Mr John Redinger, of Chaneyville, was visiting friends here first of the week.

Statten Taylor, of Purgittsville, was in town Tuesday with a load of produce.

Mrs E A Perry, of Cumberland, is visiting her daughter, Mrs D T Greenwade.

Miss Leona Tasker, of Cumberland, was the guest of friends here for the past few days.

Miss Lillie Sindy went to Philadelphia Wednesday on a visit to relatives.

Mr and Mrs Oscar Spoots and Mrs Basil Martin were Cumberland visitors Monday.

Mr and Mrs Frank Garber and son, of Garrett Ind, came in last Sunday on a visit to relatives.

Mrs Will Rafter, of Cumberland, has been visiting her sister Mrs Dr L H Gatson, a few days this week.

Mrs Brooks Buxton and children, of Point of Rocks Md, are visiting Mrs Joseph Sirbaugh on Spring St.

Mrs J C Sanders returned home last Saturday night from a 2 weeks visit to relatives in Washington DC.

Percy C Kee, of Parsons, enrolled as a student in the commercial department of the Preparatory School Monday.

Rev S Umstot, of Rees Mill, was in town Tuesday. Mr Umstot has just returned from a three weeks trip to Florida.

Mr Julius Taylor and son Ed of near Purgittsville were in town Monday. They brought down a load of country produce.

Mrs Guy Williams, of Grafton, who spent the last 2 weeks here with her sister, Mrs C K Devries, returned home Sunday.

Mrs Wilbert Gower and little son, of Ridgely, have been spending a few days with their aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs Geo W Bane.

J Guy Poling, who has been in the Hoffman Hospital for treatment for several weeks, was able to return to his home first of the week.

Guy Carskadon , of Wheeling, who has been visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs Chas Carskadon, of Headsville, returned home Monday.

Mrs Edward Hamill, who underwent an operation at the Hoffman Hospital last week, is reported as getting along as could be expected.

Cashier J Wm Gilkeson and daughter , Miss Martha, of Moorefield, were passengers on No 55 last Saturday on their way to Parkersburg a short visit.

Mrs Mary Nethkin, of Bayard, W Va, is visiting her daughters in Rose Hill addition.

Mrs Oscar Fazenbaker and children have returned to their home in Keyser.

Mrs John Snyder, who has been ill for some time at her home on North Water Street, we are glad to say, is some better, and her friends hope to see her again soon.

Mrs Milton Ferntney, of Moundsville, came in first of the week to see her sister, Mrs Harry Adams, who recently returned home from the hospital in Cumberland.

Capt Macker Babb, of New London NY, returned yesterday from Grant County, where he spent a short furlough at his old home at Medley, and took No 7 on the B&O for his post of duty.

Brown McCarty, of Philadelphia, arrived Wednesday on his motorcycle and will visit his grandparents Mr and Mrs Robert Carskadon, for a few days. He made the entire trip on the wheel.

Mr Wm H Chamberlain resigned as a member of the Board of Education at New Creek district, of which he was president, and Chas C Junking, was appointed in his place. Mr Chamberlain had been a member of the board since 1889 with the exception of one year..

Mrs V F Alkire, who left on Tuesday night of last week for McKinley Neb, to see her mother who is ill, got snowbound at Carney Neb, and up to last Monday (according to information received) had not reached her destination. Late telegrams indicate that her mother, Mrs Bobletts, is in a very critical condition.

Talk about putting your money in a bank to save it. Why if you buy your goods at I M Longs he can save you so much money you won’t know what to do with it.

Miss Margaret Roberts is visiting relatives in Burlington.

Mrs Fred Davis is visiting relatives and friends in Grafton.

Mrs W G Burnap, of Washington, is visiting relatives here.

Mr Ray Spangler is moving his family to Cumberland this week.

Mr and Mrs C H Layman left today to visit friends in Virginia.

J W Ravenscroft attended the B&O Safety Committee meeting in Cumberland Friday.

Mrs Maurice Newman was called to Terra Alta Thursday by the illness of a relative.

Mrs L C Quinn Jr, of Crisfield Md, is visiting her mother, Mrs J W Neville.

Cam Arbogast returned Wednesday from a business trip to Petersburg in his auto.

H F Johnson, of Columbus, spent Sunday here with his mother and other relatives.

C B Gosnell, of Morgantown, spent Sunday here as the guest of Mr John Ravenscroft.

Mr and Mrs Ira Matlick have returned to their home in McCoole from a visit to Washington and Richmond.

Mrs Albert Neville and Mrs Hudson Yost left today on a visit to relatives and friends in Berkely Springs.

Mrs W E Woolf returned home first of the week from an extended visit to Baltimore and other eastern points.

Miss Pauline Wilson, a student at the womans college at Frederick Md, came home Wednesday for the Easter holidays.

Mrs W E Duling and 2 sons have returned to their home on Argyle St after a pleasant visit to relatives in South Carolina.

Mrs Mabel Charter, of West Union, W Va who spent a week here with Misses Mattie and Grace Kight, returned home Sunday.

Mrs R M Collins and mother, Mrs Kinsey, who have been spending several months in Washington DC have returned home.

Edgar Taylor, of Purgittsville, was here Tuesday on his way to Cleveland Ohio, and Chicago He expects to get employment of the latter place.

Mrs James Dawson, of Martinsburg, is visiting her daughter, Mrs Roy Warner. They paid friends in Piedmont a visit last Saturday afternoon.

D Long and Sons is headquarters for ladies Oxfords–the shoes that have style and give the dressy appearance.

Mrs G J Saucer, of Richwood W Va is spending a few days here as the guests of her aunt, Mrs Martha Walsh, and other relatives.

Mrs John Ravenscroft returned on Monday from Wheeling where she was called by the illness of her daughter in law Mrs Roy Ravenscroft who is much better.

Mrs W C Moomau and little son, Billie, of Petersburg, who was visiting Mrs W C Long since last Saturday, went to Romney yesterday to spend a few days with relatives on their way home.

Mrs Sidney Mugler, of Grafton, came down Tuesday and stopped over a day or two with her daughter, Mrs C K Devries on her way up to New Creek to visit her daughter, Mrs Rector, who has been ill.

Miss Catherine Welton, who is a student at Ft Loudon Seminary at Winchester, arrived here yesterday on her way home to Petersburg to spend Easter season. She was met here by father, atty A J Welton

Douglass G Graham Jr of Potomac Manor, came here and spent Sunday visiting his son Richard Graham, who has been confined in the Hoffman Hospital five weeks with Typhoid fever. The young man will soon be able to return home.

An elaborate reception was given on Wednesday evening last by Mayor and Mrs L C Quinn in honor of Mr and Mrs Lorie C Quinn Jr, and Mr and Mrs Wallace M Quinn, newly married couples, who have recently returned from their wedding trips.

Mr C W Burke, of McCoole, an old confederate veteran, and for years was B&O’s freight agent here, is in very serious condition. He has been an invalid, more or less, for some years, but of late has been growing worse and quire recently his condition became alarming, and last Monday he was taken to the Hoffman Hospital for an operation, but on account of his enfeebled condition the operation could not be performed. His friends are very anxious about him.

Mrs Lena Hudson and son, Loraine, went to Cumberland yesterday evening on a short visit.

Mrs David Long and granddaughter, Miss Harriett Coffroth, were visitors to Cumberland yesterday.

Gus Hilleary, of Gorman, spent last Saturday night and Sunday here as a guest at H S Thompsons.

Mrs Louis Millholland and children, of Manheim, came down Wednesday to spend a couple of days.

W L Hanes family expect to move to Hagerstown next week. Mr Hanes has been employed there for some time.

The many friends of Mr David G Stagg, of Ridgeville, will regret very much to learn that he is ill at his home.

Mrs D P Kennedy and little daughter, Mary Katherine, are guests of relatives in Keyser.

Mrs E A Firlie and little son, of Cumberland, are spending a few days with her parents, Mr and Mrs R T Kauffman, at the B&O Restaurant.

Thomas H Hollan, foreman in the B&O yards and car shops, left this morning for Keyser, to spend a few days with relatives.

Deputy Grand Lecturer Boyd Weese, of Elkins, was here first of the week instructing Keyser Chapter No 19, Royal Arch Masons. A banquet was served.

Mrs Russell arrived from Baltimore last Sunday and stopped off on a short visit at the home of her son, A E Russell, leaving today for her old home at Fairmont to look after some business.

Mrs Stella Feeley and Mrs Kate Boggs returned to their home at Altamont last week from a visit to Washington DC and on Saturday Mrs Feeley went to Davis to visit her brother, A L Wilson, Jr, who has been sick.

Rev and Mrs U G Landstreet, of Medley, expect to leave next Monday for the annual conference of his church. Mr Landstreet has served the people of the Medley faithfully and well during his pastorate here, and they will regret it very much should he be sent to another field.

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

Feed is plentiful and stock is wintering well.

Casper Hanlin recently sold his farm of 50 acres near Pigeon Roost, to George Shillingburg, of Davis for $750.

Mrs Blanche Mackley–nee Idleman–has bought John J Idleman’s Alleghany farm consisting of about 100 acres. The consideration was $1000. Solomon F Cosner, who has been tenant on the property for several years, will move out shortly. His daughter, Miss Hattie, has been the efficient faithful and obliging "Hello girl" and will be very much missed by people along the line.

Rumor says we are to have two weddings, or one double wedding, in the near future, but we will not tell on the young people beforehand.

Jas J Idleman came down from Dobbin Friday night to visit his aged mother.

D F Cosner has been quite ill but is considerably better at this writing.

The contract for carrying the mail from Bismarck to Gormania has been awarded to Ed D Hanlin. He was the only bidder. We understand the price is about $200 in advance of the present contract price. Mr Hanlin is one of Uncle Sam’s former faithful servants. He was the last contractor but sold out 2 years ago to John Moreland.

It is rumored hereabouts that Dick Welch has been appointed seed distributor for this county. Dick has been a hard worker for the Democratic party and it was no more than right that he be given this appointment as a reward for services rendered. If you should happen to receive some of these seeds do not blame him if the musk melons turn out to be cucumbers or the lettuce comes up some new kind of weed. He didn’t grow them. They are old stock left over from a corrupt Republican administration. The Democrat’s haven’t had time to grow any good seeds yet. Be patient.

Miss Laurel Root went over to Keyser last Saturday and took in the several millinery openings. She reported that the imported milliners are better looking than the hats being worn this spring.

Since hearing Laurel Root’s report about the good looking milliners at the county seat, Ginger Root is planning a trip to town one day next week. Look out hat trimmers, as Ginger is a heart smasher.

Miss Minnie Wilbe Swift is getting ready to close her school with an exhibition. Minnie hasn’t decided whether she will spend the summer here or move to the county seat.

Hez Root sprained his back last week while digging sassafras roots to send to a friend in Westernport. No use to send them there Hez, as people in Westernport don’t drink sassafras tea. They don’t have to.

Luther Pinkwhiskers Meyers, one of the esteemed fellow citizens has departed from our midst. He has moved his goods and chattels to the old Stickley house above Ridgeville. Push Root’s loss is Ridgevilles gain.

John Miller moved from the Lone Star to the house vacated by the above mentioned Pinkwhiskers Meyers.

Uncle Hiram Root has begun the annual rhubarb and jallop pill treatment for what ails him. He was right much complaining yesterday but at this writing is about the same.


"S P R I N G"
By M W S

" The sun comes up so brightly,
And shines down awful warm.
I’d believe I’d shed my flannels
If I thought I’d do no harm"

" The sassafras tea is brewing,
The blue birds sing their lay
It wont be very long anymore
Til Camie comes this way.

"Comes this way in his "bubble"
To take me out for a ride.
And then how happy I will be
Sitting there by his side"

Southern Men To The Front

Besides President Wilson, five of the ten members of his cabinet are Southern born men.

Secretary of agriculture David M Houston was born at Monroe NC, and educated at the University of South Carolina.

Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo was born near Marietta Ga, and at one time practiced law in Tennessee.

Attorney General McReynolds was born in Kentucky, reared in Tennessee, and educated at the University of Virginia.

Postmaster General Albert Sidney Burleson as a simon pure Texas Product.

Of the other cabinet ministers one secretary of the interior Lane, was born in Canada, and another, Secretary of Labor Wilson gives Balntyre, Scotland, as his birthplace.

Mr Bron was born in Illinois his father in Virginia, Secretary of War Garrison in New Jersey; Secretary of Commerce Redfield in New York.

Calls Extra Session

President Wilson today issued a call for a special session of Congress to convene noon April 7. The presidents proclamation is brief, merely stating that the extra session is called.
The absence of specific reason for calling Congress is explained by the fact that immediately after his election. President Wilson said he would call Congress in extra session to revise the tariff. The
President plans to point out specifically in his first message his wishes for he extra session.
The belief is general that his entire message will be taken up with a discussion of the tariff with the exception of the last paragraph or two, which will call attention to the need for currency, legislation, at the earliest possible moment.

Democrats Win

The entire Democratic ticket was elected at the city election held here Saturday by big majorities. A small vote was polled.


A number of Mexican states are said to be planning a separate republic. Here’s a chance for Teddy.

Vice President Marshall seems worried because he has nothing to do but draw his $12,000 salary. At any rate, he has chosen something pleasant to worry about.

If we could all learn to meet reverses as calmly as Mr Taft does there would be less demand for dyspepsia cures in this land of the impatient. Chicago News

The highest title of business man can secure is "captain of industry" The real generalship can only be found in those who manage to get along without work.

A funny thing about it is that not a woman in a crowd would admit that she had ever seen a Democratic President sworn in before. Washington Post.

If necessary, the consumer can wait a week longer than was expected for the meeting of Congess in extra session. We waited four years for the Taft administration to revise the tariff.

"Of course the office ought to seek the man." "I don’t know about that" replied Senator Serghum. "A man who stands around waiting for an office to seek him probably wouldn’t have energy enough to do anything with it if it came his way."

Further evidence of the abundance of President Wilsons common sense is shown in his refusal to make a circus out of himself by going on a peripatic talk feast around the country. He says he was commissioned to stay at Washington and attend to business and he intends to do so.

A number of editors throughout the country are engaged in getting off long arguments as to whether Mr Wilson is the 27th or 28th President. Of course theses fellows are all Republicans. The Democratic editors are perfectly satisfied to know that he is President. They are not concerned as to his number.

President Roosevelt and Taft put 40,000 fourth class postmaster under civil service without the slightest inquiry into their fitness for the jobs. That is the political way of enforcing the civil service laws. Postmaster General Burleson will retain the civil service law, but requires the postmasters and applicants to submit to examination as the laws demand. That is the business way of doing.

So far 18 States of the Union have approved the law calling for the election of United States Senators by the people. Whenever it has been considered, no state has rejected the amendment. The following States has approved it. Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Arizona, North Carolina, Oregon, Mississippi, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Texas, Montana, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and Vermont.

President Won’t Accept Gifts

President let it to be known at the White House today that he does not care to receive presents even of the most trivial character. Secretary Tumulty has been directed to return to the sender two fine razor strops, both of which are mounted with solid gold. A dozen shaving sets, including many varieties of safety razors will meet a similar fate.

To Open State’s Jubilee

President Wilson will press an electric button at Washington June 18, which will open West Virginia’s golden jubilee celebration.
The pressing of the button will burn a platinum wire which will release 1,000 carrier pigeons drawn for all parts of the country and 1,000 toy balloons carrying free tickets to every form of amusement during the celebration.
At the same time a signal will be flashed to the capitals of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Never can tell when you’ll mash a finger or suffer a cut, bruise, burn, or scald. Thousands rely on Dr Thomas Electric Oil. Your druggist sells it 25c and 50c. Adv.

Wise and Otherwise

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.

The solid citizens of a town are not hard cases.

The man who paints the town red must pay for the paint.

Give the devil his due, and then there’s the devil to pay.

The man who knows just how to manage a woman never tried it.

Graft and the world grafts with you, reap and you reap alone.

There is no such thing as the biggest half, and yet most people want it.

Perhaps the surest things in life are the expenses we hadn’t counted on.

Every tree needs an occasional pruning, and even the family tree is not exempt.

When a girl is having her picture taken it is unnatural for her to look natural.

It sometimes takes a pretty wise man to fully realize what a fool he really is.

Many a man who prides himself upon his superior judgement is merely a good guesser.

Japaneses feminine fashions have remained unchanged for 2,500 years. Happy Japan!

All the worlds a stage, and some people are satisfied to be understudies all their lives.

The worlds idea of a man who is doing well is not necessarily one who is doing good.

We are apt to be accused of not listening to reason when we really have no reason to listen.

" I wonder why nightcaps are no longer worn?" "They are only we now ear them on the inside"

The average girl is terribly disappointed if a fellow doesn’t go to the dogs after she has refused him.

It is quite possible that the world is happier because one half doesn’t know how the other half lives.

A strange woman with a hard luck story can get a quarter out of a man when his own wife can’t get a dime.

It is well enough to be generous but don’t be generous to fault. A fault is not entitled to any such consideration.

We admire some men for the enemies they have made, unless we happen to be numbered among their enemies.

It is said that a small hands indicate refinement and yet we have seen small hands bring out language anything but refined.

Some men are born good, some men acquire goodness, and others leave it to the kindly monument makers to find their virtues.

The Cynical Bachelor rises to remark that the proper time for the man to marry is when he hasn’t anything else to worry him.

There is one satisfaction a married man gets from these decollate gowns. There are not nearly so many hooks up the back.

There is a good deal of complaint because people don’t walk more, but it doesn’t come from the head of a large family with shoes to buy.

Of all the terrible things that can happen to a woman, the worst undoubtedly is to be forced to drive past a store window full of new Easter millinery when she has a stiff neck.

A Bride of a month in Texas wants a divorce because her husband caresses her to a tiresome extent. Other women have been asking divorces because their husbands do not speak to them or never kiss them. It is a pity that, try as they may, the poor men cannot succeed in pleasing the fickle sex.

Goff in Senate on April 8th

Federal Circuit Court Nathan Goff (Republican) recently chosen United States Senator from West Virginia to succeed Clarence W Watson (Democrat) will take he oath of office April ?. The intervening time Judge Goff states, must be devoted to clearing up his court work. Of the new Senator, Goff, it is said, will be one of the last to qualify.

Have C W Shelly draw plans for your new house.

Berkely Springs to Entertain Marshall
Berkely Springs

In a letter received by Rev A D Sutherland of the Presbyterian Church from Vice President Marshall he agrees to come to Berkely some Sunday shortly after Easter and give an address. Mr Sutherland will arrange for his coming just as soon as he weather permits holding an outside meeting.

"An Afternoon at Newport"

Rehearsals are being held twice daily for the coming musical attraction which will be presented at Music Hall Thursday and Friday nights, March 27 and 28th, for the benefit of the Keyser Fire Department. The proceeds will be used in equipping the organization for a modern fire truck. The production will be not only novel, but entirely different from any ever presented on the local stage. The first part, entitled " An Evening At Newport" will depict the scene of a social gathering at America’s famous summer resort, the cast including the entire company, being seated at tables, amid flowers and foliage, together with costuming and electrical effects, will present the most specular opening scene ever shown here. The entire cast consists of Keysers best local talent, which the city can well be proud of. The comedy parts will be in the hands of four capable waiters, who will keep the audience in an uproar of laughter with their jokes and songs. 16 of the latest songs together with grotesque dances.


The ladies sewing circle of the M E church, South, will have their Easter Sale on Friday and Saturday, March 21st and 22nd.
There will be aprons and sun bonnets, both serviceable and fancy, for everyone, and dainty little breakfast caps; also a number of rags.

Constipation causes headaches, indigestion, dizziness, drowsiness. For a mild opening medicine use Doan’s Regulets. 35c a box at all stores.


Auditor Jesse K Goodhand and Clerk to the County Commissioners Angus Ireland have audited the bills presented for the smallpox cases in the county and the bills, exclusive of those of Midland and Westernport, total $8,064.66 with probably $500 more from the two towns mentioned.

The tribune is only $1 a year.

Makes Home Baking Easy

The only baking powder made from Royal Grape

Cream of Tartar
No Alum, No lime, Phosphate

The Easter Sale

In Markwood’s window next Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, will be ready for you.
Aprons, there are untold numbers, from the dependable gingham apron to the dainty chafing dish apron. Sunbonnets and sunbonnets, beautiful lawn hats and exquisite hand embroidered childrens bonnets. Then there are the becoming dusting caps, and the beautiful little lace breakfast caps. The rag carpet rugs are a special feature.
Mothers, with the Easter thought in mind, the ladies will have ready beautiful colored eggs in pretty little baskets already filled for the children, also on Saturday delightful homemade candy for the Easter gift for the Sweet heart.

Little Fellow writes President for New Papa and request
Brings Old one.
By Frank Filson

March the fourth is going to be a miserable birthday on the fifteenth, I guess. Last year we had two ducks stuffed with sage and uniuns and I had a birthday party and a lot of other boys and girls but this year there isn’t going to be anything. We never have duck now anyway because since father died mother has been so darned poor I’m sure I don’t blame her, would you.
March the 6th I find on looking over my diary that I didn’t explain the circumstances–mother says thats the way it ought to be spelt. I must tell you first that father used to be in the secretary of states office at Washington. We live near Washington but we've moved into a smaller house since father died. It was a pity he died so young because father and mother had a bad falling out about a girl the night before and he didn’t have a funeral or anything. It was a girl father used to know before he was married and mother said there wasnt any harm in that but why did father have a date with her at the Monument. Father said he didnt have to date but both happened to be there and if mother hadnt come snooping around all would have been well. Mother said she wouldn’t stand for such language and the next day father died.
We moved into a tiny house after father died. The last house had two bathrooms and a big kitchen and three maids and a dog but this house has only one bathroom and a kitchen and only one maid. Susan is a colored maid and because it makes her cheaper. I wish I had a new father.
March the ninth Im going to write to the president to get me a new father. The president thought a great deal of father and mother used to go to his receptions but she hasn’t been to any since father died. It is odd how different it is after you havent any father. Mother never goes anywhere now and she doesn’t see any of her old friends except Susan. Last night Mother read my diary about father having died after their folling out and it made her cry. Mother said It was a shame that his sturdy little lims should be cooped up in the country when he might be running all round her parlor. Mother asked me if I would like to go and I said yes. Afterwards I heard her talking it over with Susan. She tells Susan everything because she’s black and faithful. She asked Susan if she thought there would be any danger in taking me into Washington and Susan said no and it was a shame I was to be hidden away in the country when mother had so many loving friends in town and so were going in to have dinner with Mrs Gregory a
March the Fifteenth, this is my birthday. Mother gave me a spotted rocking horse and a pair of roller skates and Susan gave me a pie and im to eat it when i have time but in neednt say anything about it to somebody because she thinks too much pie isnt good for anybody. I must lay aside my pen now to say I have to put on my best clothes and shoes and I must wash the back of my neck extra speshle because we start for Mrs Gregory immedatly after breakfast and she hopes I will behave myself and there wont be any need for a dose of something in jam tomorrow like last year if I don’t eat too much pie.

No letter from the president

March the sixteenth I take my pen in hand to inform you of the astonishing events of yesterday. We arrived in Washington on the eleven five and went straight to Mrs Gregory’s house. Mrs Gregory is a nice old lady with silver hair and when she saw mother they both began to cry. I stood by sheepishly and presently Mrs Gregory said this is the little fellow how he has grown. I said Yes Mam. Mother said don’t you pity me. You poor thing, said Mrs Gregory from the bottom of my heart I do. Then they began to talk earnestly and somehow I knew that they were talking about my new father. So I said Mrs Gregory I wrote to the president for another father and I guess he has spoken to you, hasn’t he. What he cried, starting up, so that was you. Mother was furious and told me to run away into the garden to play. I played till I was tired and went back into the house round the back way. When I got outside the parlor door I heard a sound of sobbing and suddenly a well remembered voice cried in tones that froze the blood.
(Copyright 1913, by W G Chapman)


Invaluable as medicine, and Weight for Weight, It beats Beefsteak, is assertion of Authority.

"My doctor has ordered me a pint of beef tea daily" a weakly woman remarked six months ago. "Rubbish" was the answer, "eat bananas instead" She stared incredulously , Nevertheless, after a few question upon her part she agreed to give the suggestion a trial. Today she is a living monument in the virtue of the banana.

Fails to Get a Divorce
Bristol Tenn

Mrs Martin, wife of A A Martin, editor of a weekly newspaper published at Elizabethton Tenn, former owner and proprietor of the South Branch Review at one time published at Franklin W Va, has been denied a divorce by Chancellor Haynes. She sought a divorce and alimony. The principal charge was estrangement of affections, but the court held that the grounds were not sustained by the evidence.

Shoots Self

William Owens, a 17 year old boy, who figured in an unusual romance a few weeks ago when he married Mrs Ida Gregory, a widow of 35, and the mother of 4 children, the oldest of whom is little younger than Owens, shot himself in the breast yesterday and is not expected to live.
Returning to his home from work, Owens talked with his wife about the manner in which he had been ridiculed by his friends and relatives threatened to end it all. Picking up a revolver he asked his wife if she dared him to end his life. She thought he was joking and paid no attention to his remarks. Owens pulled the trigger and the bullet just missing the heart. He was rushed to a hospital.

Annual Stockholders Meeting

Notice is hereby given to the Stockholders of the Twin Mountain and Potomac Railroad Company that the annual meeting of Stockholders of said company will be held at the company’s principle office in the City of Fairmont. County of Marion and State of West Virginia, on Wednesday, the 9th day of April, 1913, at 7 o’clock pm, for the transaction of such business as may lawfully come before such Annual Meeting.
Given under my hand this 4th day of March 1913.
H L Hentzelman President

Cut Throat On Train

A great deal of excitement was occasioned on train No 55 due in this city at 6:08 last evening, by the attempted suicide of a Miss Gibbons, of Keyser, who cut her throat in the toilet of one of the coaches as the train neared this city. The girl used to bit of broken bottle and made an ugly wound on the right side of the throat.
Two Fairmont ladies discovered Miss Gibbons in the toilet with the blood streaming from her throat. They spread the alarm and it is said that the girl stated that she was on her way from Keyser to Monongah to visit Mr L M Kuhn of that place, a relative.. She would give no reason for attempting to take her life and refused to talk of the affair.
When the train reached this city the young woman was met by Mr Kuhn, and they left on the 7 o’clock car for Monongah. The passengers on the train were greatly excited over the affair and many wild stories were soon started concerning the affair. It is said that the wound inflicted by Miss Gibbons while very painful, is not at all dangerous. Fairmont Times.

Fraud Paint

The worst mistake one is likely to make is painting is wrong paint, it is easy to make.
We all say " Ours is the best" and there are 100 of us. One is best, but a dozen are so near on a level that no one knows for sure, that his is the one.
The worst paints are worst liars, they know what they are, put on a bold face, that his is the one.
Their one true argument is low price, but low price paint is always must be a fraud. Its made to cheat cheatable people.
DEVOE W A Liller sells it.

The Cause of Rheumatism

Stomach trouble, lazy liver and deranged kidneys are the cause of rheumatism. Get your stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels in healthy condition by taking Electric Bitters, and you will not be troubled with pains of rheumatism. Charles B Allen, a school principal, of Sylvania Ga, who suffered indescribable torture from rheumatism liver and stomach trouble and diseased kidneys, writes: "All remedies failed until I used electric bitters, but four bottles of this wonderful remedy cured me completely." Maybe your rheumatism pains come from stomach, liver and kidney troubles. Electric Bitters will give you prompt relief. 50c and $1.00. Recommended by all druggists. Adv.


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.

New Surface for Turnpike

The historic Valley turnpike from Winchester to Staunton, a distance of 96 miles, which has in recent years become a favorite route for motorists from Washington and other eastern cities to and from the south and north, is to still further improved early this spring, according to an announcement made here today by H F Byrd, president of the turnpike company, who stated that the directors have ordered a general resurfacing of the pike between Staunton and a point several miles north of Harrisonburg.

A new liquid binder, which have given satisfaction by many roads in the suburbs of large cities is to be used. It will cost about $1,000 per mile, and it will withstand the wear of automobiles and general travel. It is also been decided to make a critical examination of the roadbed, and wherever repairs are needed the new liquid binder will be applied as a top dressing. A large portion of the famous highway south of Winchester was thus improved last fall, and it is proposed to extend the improvements on this end of the road in addition to those in Augusta and Rockingham counties and elsewhere.

May Participate

President Wilson and Secretary of State Bryan probably will join with W Va in celebrating the semi-centennial of the admission of the State to the Union Former Senator Henry Gassaway Davis called at the White House and the State Department today to urge the President and Secretary to participate in the jubilee. Mr Davis said he did not received absolute assurance from either President Wilson or Mr Bryan, but that he was encouraged to believe both would take part, as they had tentatively accepted. This celebration will be held in Wheeling on June 20. President Lincoln signed the proclamation admitting W Va to the Union on June 20, 1863.

Many a man multiplies everything by two. Tell him he looks like 30 cents and he will hate you like 60.


On Tuesday, May 6th, the citizens of Keyser and South Keyser will be called upon to vote for the adoption or rejection of the New Charter passed by the last Legislature. This is a matter of such importance that it should and doubtless will receive the serious, thoughtful, consideration it deserves. It has been the almost unbroken practice for the Legislature to pass a bill incorporating a town or city without inserting a provision requiring that the charter be voted upon by the people before it become operative. Piedmont has such a charter now passed at the same time as the Keyser bill. For the last eight or ten years the imperative necessity for a new charter, giving wider and broader powers to the town., has been manifest, and the council has so often been confronted with restrictions and limitations which have outlived their usefulness, when urged to pass remedial ordinances, that the demand for a new charter has become a matter of almost unanimity. In the past, efforts have been made to secumined it carefully and it seems to us good. It provides for nominations by means of eliminating primary, the great plan and the and the only plan so far devised that makes it absolutely possible for the majority of the people to say who shall be their candidate for office. The eliminating primary as a method of selecting candidates needs no words from us. It has the sanction and approbation of the best thoughts of the day and has worked well and satisfactory wherever adopted and tried. A council of three, and a mayor, chosen at large , by a strictly non political method, provides for the efficient and economical administration of the city’s affairs. Each member of the council will be at the head at one of the four governmental departments and will be answerable directly and accountable to the whole people for the proper and efficient conduct of his department. In all matters of grave importance, such as issuing bonds or acting upon franchises, provision is made for the appointment of a citizens committee to officials. Under the initiative we can propose useful and beneficial ordinances and have them enforced. Under the referendum we can demand that the measures or ordinances passes by the council be submitted to the whole body of voters for acceptance or rejection, and by the recall, we can end the term of any official who ceases to serve us well. Let us get in line with the other progressive cities and join the rank and file of those who are marching on. Don’t let’s stand still, content and say that what was good enough for our forefathers is good enough for us. Remember if our forefathers were here now, what they once put up with , they would probably no longer tolerate. Let us take the place in population, progressiveness, and aggressiveness that our opportunities present and if, if we process, experience shows us any changes that should be made, let us remember we can always secure them at the proper time and in the proper manner. We shall perhaps from time to time have something more to say about the charter.

Miner Electrocuted

John Dash, 13 years old, employed in the mines of the Davis Coal and Coke Co, at Thomas, was electrocuted by falling on a heavy charged wire used in the mine haulage system. His body was brought to this city today and taken to the home of his uncle, Robert Robertson, Lonaconing, where the Dash family formerly lived.

Special Commissioners Sale f Two Lots

By virtue of the authority vested in me by a decree of the Circuit Court of Mineral county W Va, entered on the 23rd day of January 1913, in a chancery cause therein pending in which Howard D Atha is plaintiff and A Panarello et al. Are defendants, the undersigned Special Commissioner, appointed by said decree for purpose, will on.
SAT APRIL 12TH, 1913 t 1:30 o’clock pm, in front of the Mineral County Court House of Mineral Co W Va, in Keyser, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, the real estate directed by said decree to be sold.
Said real estate consists of Lots 29, 47, 62, 122, 160 and 166 in Liller’s Addition to the town of Keyser, Mineral County, W Va. Theses lots are of large size, are in the corporate limits of the new City of Keyser and will make very desirable residence lots for any employee of the B&O RR Co.


As provided by said decree. One third of the purchase price cash on day of sale, and the residue in two equal payments at 6 and 12 months from date, respectively with interest. The legal title to be retained until all purchase money is paid; or the purchaser may, if he so elect, pay all cash.
R A Welch

Special Commissioner
I J V Bell, clerk of the circuit court of Mineral county, W Va, do hereby certify that R A Welch, Special Commissioner, has given bond with approved security as required by law and the decree in the above entitled cause.
Given under my hand this 18th day of March 1913.
J V Bell
Clerk Circuit Court


For the fourth month the following schools of Elk District made over 80 percent in their attendance: Hartmonsville 81, Shaw 83, Wabash 83, Nethkin Hill 84, Cross 87, Blaine 88, Elk Garden 91, Tasker 91, Jenny Spring 93, Empire 95, Sulphur 95, Emoryville 98, Gleason 98. The smallpox scare cut the attendance in several schools. The attendance as schools are nearing their close is keeping up well. This is very gratifying. In three schools visited within the past week every pupil enrolled was present. April 10th and 11th will be the next district examination at Elk Garden. Quite a large number expect to take this examination.

D C Arnold
Dist Supt.


Prescription Druggist
118 N Main Street

FOR SALE 1 black Belgian stallion; Imported; Weight 1680 lbs. Cost $3000 Will sell at a bargain to quick buyer. Anyone wishing to purchase a horse of this kind at a bargain, will call on or write Chas G Kight or W G Kalbaugh, Barnum W Va

FOR RENT Blacksmith and wagon shop situated in Antioch W Va, will give possession at once. A dwelling can be had convenient to shop. Address V M Grayson, Elk Garden W Va

R W Walsh ,General Insurance, Notary Public, Keyser W va

INDIAN RUNNER DUCKS My ducks have laid every month except August. Large white eggs and lots of them; 13 eggs $1.00, 30 eggs $2.00. L C Markwood Burlington W Va

RESTAURANT FOR SALE Good paying business for little money. Apply at this office.

FARM HANDS WANTED Wages 17 ½ c per hour. Board 55c per day. Good accommodations and steady work. F Mertens’ Sons Cumberland Md

FOR SALE Some of he best orchard stock in the county. Apply at this office.

WANTED Working foreman for the orchards in the suburbs of Keyser. Apply to W A Liller, Keyser W Va

Mr A Riley has purchased through H G Fisher, the Durrett property on C Street.

WANTED Experienced men for work in orchard. Wages $1.75. Apply at W A Liller, Keyser W Va

WANTED Good girl for general house work. Apply to Mrs W A Liller.

Just got in a line of fancy lights and large stock of new ranges at C C Arbogast’s.

FOR SALE Good farm horse, sound, 11 years old, sell cheap. M R Twigg, Keyser W Va

Wm H Chamberlain has opened his new store at No 301-303 Main St, South Keyser, and is putting in a complete stock of groceries, notions, confectioneries etc. He will keep an up to date grocery.

Virgil Ridgeley, of Cumberland, was a visitor here Tuesday.

An interesting game of basketball is promised for Saturday night when the Meyersdale Pa High School team will play the Preps in the W V P auditorium here.

Go to Chas P Peters for Western Farm Seeds. Full stock of all kinds of seeds in bulk at very lowest prices. Don’t fail to see him when in need of seeds.

There’s a reason for everything and the reason that I M Long’s store is always crowded because he has what the people want at the right price.

The Keyser Canning Co is arranging for a large acreage of tomatoes this season. New machinery has been added to the plants.

You enjoy eating and get fat when you buy your grocery supplies at L C McDonald’s.

B F Wells is painting the outside woodwork on the Reynold’s building occupied by the postoffice and the Sincell Co.

A Pleasant Reception

On Friday afternoon of last week from 3 to 5 a pleasant reception was given at the home of Mrs B B Cavitt by Mrs Cavitt, Mrs Charles N Finnell and Mrs Aleda Snyder. Every appointment of the affair was elegant. The house was darkened and lit up by candles. The piano was banked with flowers forming an alcove behind, in which McIlwee’s orchestra was seated and rendered a beautiful program while the affair lasted. The parlor and dining room were tastefully decorated , the predominating colors being green, suggestion the memory of St Patrick. In the receiving line were the three hostesses and Mrs Shaw, of Moscow Md, mother of Mrs Snyder. Mrs J H Markwood received the guests at the door, and Master John Finnell carried the card tray. Misses Lucy Kukendall and Philadelphia Blackman presided at the punch bowl. The table in the dining room was presided over by Mrs David Arnold and Mrs J Sloan Arnold, who were assisted in serving by Miss Hattie Wilson and Miss Vandiver, of Burlington, Miss Shaw, of Moscow, Miss Snyder

Pleasant Surprise

After prayer meeting in the M E Church, South, Tuesday night a number of lady friends of Mrs E M Stottlemyer gave her a complete, but pleasant birthday surprise part at her home on Piedmont St. One feature of the occasion was a handkerchief shower.

Burlington Charge

Services for Sunday March 23rd 1913, Purgittsville 11 am, Junction 3 pm, Burlington 7:30pm.
Theses will be the last services of the conference year. A A P Neel, Pastor.


At the Preparatory School, by the Y W C A, as listed by the Y M C A, March 23rd 3PM, Piano solo, Miss Margaret Liller "To a Water Lilly", "To a Wild Rose"(MacDowell)
Vocal Solo, Miss Myrtle Vossler, "Let Joy and and Peace Reign Everywhere"
Scripture Lesson, Responsive Luke 16 1-15
The Lords Prayer in Concert, Chorus, by the students
"He Did Not Die In Vain"
Piano Solo, Miss Elsie Hoffman
Concert Etude, MacDowell
Reading, Miss Lucie Hammond
"The Loveliest Rose in the World"
Report of home mission work, Miss Irene Davis,
By students, Chorus "Joy Dispels Our Sorrows"
Piano solo, Mrs Sisler
"Love’s Dream" Liszt

YMCA Benediction

" The Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from the other"
Madame Sibyl Sammis MacDermid, dramatic soprano and one of the most brilliant artists of Chicago, will give a concert the first week in May in the Preparatory Auditorium for the benefit of the YWCA.
Lucile Hammond, President, Alice Fetzer, Secretary.

Cotton Town Minstrels

The Limestone school closes Friday, March 28th
There has been an excellent program arranged for the evening entertainment which will begin at 8pm. Cotton Town Minstrels the feature of the evening. All well known foot light artists.
If Friday night be rainy, it will be postponed until Sat night following. Admission free. Mngr

Farm for Sale

452 acres, 50 acres creek bottom; 50 acres cleared upland. Located on Patterson Creek Pike ten miles from Keyser. Good large dwelling house, all necessary outbuildings; orchards, tow never failing wells, convenient to school, two churches, store, etc. For price and terms, address Dr Percival Lantz, Alaska W Va

Thompson Furniture Company

Our store will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights of each week. Come in and see this mammoth stock of rugs, carpets, and furniture before buying.

St Patrick’s Day Social

The Young Woman’s Guild of the Presbyterian church held a St Patrick’s Social at the home of Mrs Geo E Leps, Thursday evening, March 29th. It was largely attended by the students of the Preparatory school and church members. The dining room was charmingly decorated with potted plants, green streamers, and candles, with a plentiful sprinkling of shamrocks over the table cloth. Young girls, attractively dressed in white and green, assisted with refreshments and at the lemonade bowl in which bobbed cherries which were even " A wearing ‘o the green" A great deal of fun came from singing the old Irish melodies, guessing the number of corks in a basket and drawing shamrocks with corresponding numbers and paring off for refreshments. All went home with a note of thanks to dear old Saint Patrick, the patron saint of fun lovers.


The Trinity Memorial Lutheran church, Keyser, has arranged the following special program for Easter:
Early morning service: 6am
Hymn 325, Holy Communion, Hymn 324
9:30 Sabbath School, Pastor, Rev H F Baughan
11:30am Washington service
Anthem: " And Then They Had Mocked Him"(Judson)
Scripture reading, Hymn 114 (Hastings)
Solo "Easter Bells" (Geibel) Miss Wildeman
Sermon, Text " He is Not Here, For He is Risen"
Solo "The Risen Christ"
Hymn 265, Hastings
Evening Service 7:30pm


First M E Church, Davis St, 11am, Easter sermon by pastor 7:30 Subject of evening sermon
"The Risen Lord after 19 Centuries" The following program of Easter music will be rendered:
Our Wounded Lord........Ashford
Miss Myrtle Vossler
He Giveth Sleep..........Wilson
J W Stayman
J B O Clemm
A very cordial invitation to all these services
Rev F H Havenner, Pastor


Services for Easter Day, March 23, 1913. Sunday school 9:45am. Mr C M Miller, superintendent. Morning Prayer, Sermon and special Easter music by the choir at 11 o’clock. Evening Prayer, and sermon at 7:30 o’clock.
The public will be cordially welcome at all of the Easter Day services. R E L Strider, Rector

Everybodys doing it–buying their dress shoes at D Long and Son’s.

Shamrock Social

Mr and Mrs I D Taylor, of Reese’s Mill, entertained a large number of people at their spacious residence, Saturday evening, March 15th at a "Shamrock Social" in honor of Miss Murphy and Wallace Anderson. The color scheme was tastefully carried out in green and white throughout the house. Misses Mary Haskins, Minta Cattrel and Ann Rogers presided at the punch bowl, which was concealed in a bank of cedar. Miss Martha Carskadon and Messrs Dawson and Johnson carried off the prizes, A delicious two course supper was served. Mrs Taylor was assisted in serving by Mrs H C Dawson, Mrs H Rogers, and Miss Virginia Reese.
The guests included the Misses Audry Iser, Sallie Thrush, Ruth Dayton, Mabel and Florence Armstrong, Bertha and Virgie Deremer, Lena and Myrtle Bond, Edna MacDonald, Minnie Hollenbach, Lillian and Harriet Rogers, Daisy Alderton, Ruth and Martha Carskadon, Lillian Herriet, Lena Dawson, Alda Sites, Maude Kuykendall, Estelle Cunningham, Helen Cunningham, Damie Flanagan, Blanche Warnick, Pearl Sheetz, Virg Rees, Tabitha Thompson, Beulah Fisher, of Keyser, Mr and Mrs James Kuykendall, Mr and Mrs Vincent Cunningham, Mr and Mrs H E Johnson, of Las Veges NM, Messrs G H Johnson Jr, from Canada, Norris Bruce and William Seaber, of Piedmont, Melvyn Rees and Earl Rogers, of Keyser, Lige Taylor, Albert Thrush, James Sheetz, Dalton Sheetz, Robert Carskadon, Hampton McNeal, Frank Carskadon, Lige Reese, Charles Kiser, Paul Dayton, Lorenza, Edward and William Hollenbach, Wade Leese, Stanley Fleek, Wm Flannigan, Edward Oats, Charley Harriet, Earnest Dawson, Wm Adams, Charles Spencer, Hilleary Rogers, Earl Warnick, Clam Arms

One who was there.

Fiduciaries Notice

The accounts of F H Babb, guardian for Nora Wilson, and F H Babb, administrator of Lester Wilson, deceased, and of Taylor Morrison, administrator d b n c t a Francis Smeltzer, deceased, are before me for settlement. These accounts will be taken up and settled at the expiration of ten days after the April 1913 term of the county court convenes.

As commissioner of accounts, I have in my hands for settlemen the accounts of the following fiduciaries:

Thomas H Twigg, Adm'r of the estate of S L Twigg, dec'd.

J S Oates, Adm'r fo the estate of Chas W Hesley, dec'd.

J A Parill, Adm'r of J W Kabrick, dec'd.

Isaac A Washington, Guardian for Alpheus Clifford.

W C Grimes, Adm'r of the estate of Henry S Shea, dec'd.

Annie Paris, committee for W R Paris.

 C C Seymour, executor of the estate of Margaret McNeill, dec'd.

Fannie S Buckner and Wm Stewart, executors of the estate of Barber Stewart, dec'd.
WM MacDonald
Com’r of Accounts


Will take what Chestnut Oak bark you have, any amount, at highest market price.
H S Thompson, Keyser W Va

Oh pshaw, What’s the use growling? Why don’t you buy your groceries at L C McDonald’s get the best and ave money?


Romney W Va

There was no little interest not to say excitement, among the peach growers last week when it was discovered that the buds were killed in certain large orchards. On Sunday morning, a week ago, there was a heavy snow squall followed by a quick sharp drop in temperature. In as much as it only went down to about 15 degrees, fruit men made no examination of the buds after the freeze, feeling that the buds were still in condition to stand zero temperature. About Tuesday, however, rather in an accidental way the discovery was made and much confering among growers as to the situation.
The result seems to have been about as follows: Some of the buds in all the peach orchards were killed, something really hard to understand unless it be that it was caused by the moisture and quick drop in temperature rather than from excessive cold, for, as stated, they were killed at a temperature of about 15 degrees.
However, in most of the orchards, so far as we can learn, there are ample buds for a big crop.
To sum up the situation as it now stands, the prospects are for a good crop of peaches, taking the county as a whole, but the crop will be spotted. Some varieties will be light and some orchards will be barren.
The apples are apparently in fine condition.

Best For Skin Diseases

Nearly every skin disease yields quickly and permanently to Bucklen’s Arnica Salve, and nothing is better for burns or bruises, Soothes and heals. John Deye, of Gladwin Mich, says after suffering 12 years with skin ailment and spending $400 in doctor bills, Bucklens Arnica Salve cured him. It will help you. Only 25c Recommended by all druggists

West Virginia Reform School

West Virginia Reform School, Grafton, desires at once applications for positions of farmer and night watch. They must be morally clean, discreet, wide awake, industrious, with good eyes and ears. The farmer must be experienced as such, and in teaching. Night watch had better be a man over 40 years of age, or physically incapacitated for manual labor. Both should have governing capacity. H E Fisher, Superintendent

Women Will Vote
Ravenwood W Va

Women will vote for he first time in West Virginia on a question of a franchise to a water works company here. Council, which has the disposition of the matter decided to refer it to the voters and as the election is not one required by law they decided to allow the women to also vote on the question.


Says State is for Davis

Col John T McGraw, of W Va, is not a candidate for U S Circuit Judge to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Judge Nathan Goff to the U S Senate from W Va. Former Senator Henry G Davis, of W Va, a close personal and political friend of Mr McGraw, told The Sun correspondent emphatically that McGraw was not in the race, but was supporting Congressman John W Davis. "I know for a certainty that Mr McGraw is not in this race. He is for Davis, and is the whole State. W Va will present no other candidate." "Will Colonel McGraw ask for anything from the present administration for himself?" Mr Davis was asked. "So far as I know he wants nothing for himself" was the reply.

When baby suffers with eczema or some itching skin trouble, use Doan’s ointment. A little of it goes a long way and it is safe for children. 50c a box at all stores.

Recently James Camphor, of Oakland, reached into a barrel to get feed for his horses. Instead of getting oats he was bitten by a large rat. He has suffered considerably from the effects of the bite, and had a narrow escape from blood poison.


The Cost of Smallpox

The following from the Cumberland News, arising from the small pox cost, controversy in Allegany county, may be of interest to our readers, as it shows what the late smallpox epidemic cost us, so we give it in full.
The fact that the health officers of Cumberland and of Allegany county have certified collectively to the bills giving the cost of treating individual cases of smallpox in this city and county as being approximately $375, has brought voluntary adverse comment from outside this state, as cited yesterday in a statement made by a reputable physician of Keyser W Va.
Added to this, comes the detailed statement from Dr M R Bell, of Keyser, setting forth the number of patients treated, etc, in Mineral county, at a cost per patient of $29.10. Said patients being scattered all over the county. The interest locally in this statement will be enhanced when it is remembered that the local and county health officials certified to bills which altogether approximate the cost each patient in Allegany county, including Cumberland, at $375, a cost at which today being seriously questioned by the authorities in several ways.
The following detailed list shows the cost in Mineral county:
Total number of days under treatment 1313
Total cost $2184.00
Cost per patient $29.10
Cost per patient per day $1.66
These patients were scattered all over the county, being located at Seymour, Piedmont, Beryl, Shaw and Cross.


For 43 years, Dr King’s New Discovery has been known throughout the world as the most reliable cough remedy. Over 3 million bottles were used last year. Isn’t this proof? It will get rid of your cough, or we will refund your money. J J Owens, of Allendale SC writes the way hundreds of others have done: "After 20 years, I found that Dr King’s New Discovery is the best remedy for coughs and colds that I have ever used" For coughs or colds and all throat and lung troubles, it has no equal. 50c and $1.00 at all druggists.

Morgantown W Va

Ex-Governor William E Glasscock was found today at his old desk in Chacery row and expressed himself as very get back to his old quarters again. The retiring official declared emphatically that he was not a candidate for any office when asked concerning his appointment as a member of the new public service commission. Mr Glasscock will practice his profession here.