November 21, 1913



19 FEBRUARY 2003


There will be a Thanksgiving service at Elk Garden in the M E Church, South, on the evening of the 27th at 7:30 o'clock, The sermon will be by Rev L C Messick, Revs John A Shockey and W W White will be present. It will be a union service.

"Resolved, That the United States should assume control of Mexico as a territory" was the question debated at the Elk Garden literary society last Friday evening. R Marsh Dean and Clifton E Gurd were on the affirmative and B J Faller and Harry C Duke on the negative. After a thorough discussion the question was decided in favor of the affirmative. There were other interesting features.

Died, at Elk Garden W Va, Nov 16, 1913, Mary Theodore Healey, wife of James Healey, aged 35 years, 3 months and one day. She leaves besides her husband three small children. Her death calls forth sympathy from every heart. She had just become the mother of a babe and the mother and the babe both are dead. She was the daughter of Luke Fleming, deceased, and a large circle of friends and relatives in Elk Garden. Hers was a most unselfish life. She was always helping someone, doing a favor here and a favor there. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church at 7:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, conducted by Father O'Hara. The funeral party then took the 8:10 train and the interment was in the cemetery at Westernport.

The new manager of the B&L store, Mr John L Shaffer, took charge last Tuesday morning and Mr Geo R Branner began as manager of the Thomas store last Monday morning

Mrs Ethel Butler and babe, of Boston, are the guests of Rev W W White. She is Mrs White's sister in law

Mrs John A Shockey returned from Shockeysville, Md, last week where she had been superintending the packing of apples on the Shockey farm. A number of barrels of fine apples found their way to this community. She was accompanied by her daughter and another relative

Mrs Geo Foreman, mother of Mr Harry Foreman, and Mrs Sallie Brinkman, and a little girl, have been the guests of Mr Foreman for two or three weeks

Grandma Wilson, mother of Mrs Wm Bray, fell while in a house at Blaine last week and injured herself severely. She is now with her daughter, Mrs Bray, of Elk Garden. She is an aged lady

Rev W W White is assisting in a revival meeting at Ridgeley this week. Rev Balthis is the pastor there

James Fleming, of Blaine, Wm Burke and wife of Douglass, Albert Barrick and wife and Miss Annie Carney of Westernport and others out of town attended the funeral of Mrs Mary Healey.


Press of 14th

Henry Sears met with a painful accident at Riverside Tannery Monday. He and Ed Swick were working in a leach tub and Swick accidentally ran a prong of a fork in Sears' hand. It went in at the fingers and came out at the wrist. A piece of the prong an inch or so long broke off in his hand.

The congregation of the Presbyterian Church at this place on Tuesday evening gave a reception at the manse to Rev J Hoge Smith and bride, who returned home that evening. There was a large number present, and from 8 till 10 o'clock a most enjoyable evening was spent. The ladies of the church had prepared refreshments, which were served during the evening and the hour of departure came only too soon.

Miss Madge Day has moved into her new home, the John Kuhn property. Homer Schaeffer moved into the property vacated by Miss Day and J J Scallon moved into the dwelling adjoining O M Smith's store.

Mr and Mrs E M Plauger left Monday for Keyser and Cumberland to visit friends and will attend a meeting of the Masonic Lodge at Clarksburg

Mrs Mullenix, an aged lady living near Corner, died Monday morning at the home of her son in law, Henry Carr, with whom she made her home. She was only sick for a few days.

Mrs O H Hoffman, of Thomas, recently spent a few days here with relatives. Miss Louise Gum came over with her and will spend the winter here

Miss Ruth Carskadon, of Headsville, who has been visiting her aunt Mrs J R Smith, at the "Meadows" returned the first of the week

Rev W D Barger, of Hagerstown, Md, is here visiting his sister, Mrs Belle Shobe

Miss Mary Barr went to Keyser the first of the week, where she has employment in the silk mill

M F Hott returned Sunday from a three weeks visit to his son, Atty. G W Hott, at Washington DC, and to his uncle, David Hott, of Frederick county, Va, and David Willet, of Berkeley county. One of his uncles is 87 years old and the other is 83, and both are very active

BORN, to Mr and Mrs A M Parsons, of Hiser, last Thursday evening, a daughter

Miss Daisy McNemar went to Cumberland Saturday to see the performance of Ben Hur

A corps of surveyors under, Luke Arnett, of Fairmont, began a survey Monday for a proposed railroad route from here through Pendleton and Highland counties to a point on the C&O

BORN, Saturday to W T Hanlin and wife, of near Maysville, twin girls

Drs Grove and VanMeter have moved into their new offices

Examiner of 13th

Thomas VanMeter left last week for his home in Illinois. He was accompanied by Mrs Walter Parsons, who will visit in that section for some time.

Mrs R C Price and Mrs C L Seymour and daughter, Sarah, spent several days with Miss Lola Price, in Washington the past week returning home Monday

J Wm Kuykendal, who spent the last two weeks visiting relatives at Charleston, has returned to his home here

Miss Alice Gamble left yesterday morning for Hagerstown, where she will take a course in stenography

Mrs Kate Taylor went to Cumberland last Friday for a weeks visit to her sister, Mrs F C Welton

Miss Janet Welton returned Monday from Philadelphia, where she had gone for treatment

Miss Willie Gilkeson left this morning for Baltimore, where she will take a course in music

Mrs John W Gilkeson and daughter Miss Nannie Belle Gilkeson, who spent the last month visiting Rev R A White, at Henderson, NC, have returned to their home here

Mr and Mrs E M Gilkeson, of Parkersburg, were the guests of Mr and Mrs J Wm Gilkeson a few days the past week

A W Seymour, who spent a week with his brother, C C Seymour, at Cedar Cliff, returned home Saturday.


Miss Blanche Duling is the guest of friends at Parsons this week

Mr E S Burns, of Kitzmiller, visited at W P Roderick's last Wednesday

A beautiful rainbow was seen here last Thursday night

Mt J O Watson's school held a festival in the school house last Saturday night, for to purchase pictures for the school room

Mr Charles B Burgess and Miss Sadie Matthews were married by Rev J A Shockey, Nov 2, 1913. May their pathway be one of perpetual sunshine

Messrs Bert Ervin and Sloan McDowell, of Elk Garden, took in the festival here Saturday night

Miss Ethel Hanlin is on business in Blaine

Rev L C Messick is holding a protracted meeting at Mt Pisgah

District Supt. D C Arnold, of Elk Garden, visited the Hartmonsville school Monday, and is said to have made an excellent address to the pupils

Mr Fred Burgess, of Laurel Dale, was here looking after furs today, Tuesday. He reports prices not so high as last year.

Messrs J V Junkins and G S Kitzmiller, Jr, had a horse swap last Monday, and there is only one strange thing connected with the trade and that is, they both have a better horse

Mr T W Shillingburg killed a fine young turkey last Saturday

Butchering seems to be order of the day in this neighborhood

We do not pretend to understand all the intricacy between the US and Mexico, but if Gen. Carranza is doing what he claims in battle, if Uncle Sam will cause the embargo to be lifted on purchasing ammunition, the bloody reign of the usurper, Huerta, would not last longer than a snow ball in July. If blood must be shed in settling the differences existing in Mexico, let it be between the semi-Barbarians, and not the young men of our beloved country. We say lift the embargo, down with Huerta.



Nov 10--Saturday night, about midnight, it commenced to snow and is still snowing this morning. We now have about ten inches of snow and the wind is now from the west and is piling the snow up fast. On Saturday evening the first inst.

Mrs Edward Kitzmiller, gave to her nephew, whom she had reared from a young boy, a birthday party on the 15th anniversary of his birth, there were 23 of his young friends present, they indulged in games and social chat until a late hour, when refreshments, such as Mrs Kitzmiller knows so well how to prepare, were served, when all went home voting that is was good to have been there and wishing their host many happy returns of the day. They also left with him many valuable and useful presents.

Nov 18-The writer lives on top of the mountain over one mile from the post office and on last Tuesday morning we were drifted in so that we failed to get our letters mailed for last weeks issue. On Wednesday it commenced to thaw, by Thursday evening the snow was about all gone, since which time we have had an abundance of rain but are now having nice weather

Butchering hogs and making "sausage" is now on in our neighborhood and notwithstanding the high price of grain our farmers are killing some good hogs. Spring pigs are running from 200 pound net to 275 pound net, older ones in roportion(?sp). Gabe Hanlin butchered one that net a little over 500 pounds, yet meat is a still a fair price in the market. Our merchants are cutting up and selling pork at an average of about 20c per pound. If a farmer wants to sell one of them a hog he learns that the high cost of living has dropped to 9 and 10 cents a pound for pork, yet the middle men are not extortioning on the people.

The Glade Run Coal Company have made a new opening in the "split six" east of the run. It faces up with two feet of coal then a binder of five inches, next eight inches of coal, then another binder of six inches then two feet, two inches of coal to the roof making near five feet of coal with about one foot of rock to work. If this continues as they drive into the hill it can be worked at a good profit to both the company and the mines, but it will take some time to get ready for operation as it is a new place where they have to build a new tipple and plane.

Miss Phenia Hawk, of near Maysville, is visiting her Aunt, Mrs Bertha Kitzmiller, of near Empire.

Uncle John


On last Tuesday Rev H A Wilson preached at Frankfort, the funeral of Roy, son of Baker Ward, of Knobley. The young man's death was caused by typhoid fever, and four other members of the family have the same disease.

The third quarterly meeting for Springfield circuit was held last Saturday and Sunday at Forest Glen. In the absence of the Presiding Elder, Rev A Lee Barrett, of Cumberland, assisted at the services.

Miss Edna Shanholtzer, of Staunton, Va, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs Edith Shannon

Miss Lou Parsons was called to Lincoln Neb, a few days by an accident to her brother in law, Newton T Parker, and the illness of her sister, Mrs Parker. While running to catch a street car, Mr Parker caught his foot in a wire and fell, breaking his leg.

Mrs David Arnold, of near Burlington, has been visiting numerous relatives in this neighborhood

Miss Maggie Guthrie is spending a week or two in Romney

Miss Mildred Kuhn and Earl Thrush, of Moorefield, who last week attended the Van Meter-Dinges wedding near Middletown, Va, are now the guests of Miss Lucie Blue

Mrs E G Bennington of Williamsport Pa spent last week with Mrs N B Guthrie

Mrs Siford of New Milford, O, who has been with her sister, Mrs Jennie Singhass, left Friday for Jefferson county to visit other relatives. She was accompanied by her niece, Mrs R L Milleson.

Romney Review of 19

Mrs Earle has as her guests from Moorefield her sister, Mrs Will Fisher, and three sons

Special services were held in the Presbyterian church Friday night by Rev Dr F J Brooke, when Wm T Washington was installed elder, J C Shannon and C J Blue, deacons

Miss Maria Gregg, of Relay, Md, so well known in this community from having been so ill during the summer of 1912, at the home of her cousin, N B Guthrie, was stricken with apoplexy Sunday night and died Wednesday of last week at the home of her brother, E B Gregg

Mrs Dan Parker of near Cumberland is visiting her sister in law, Miss Jennie Parker

Alex Lee, who has been quite sick with diphtheria is improving


Wm C Bond, of Thomas, has instituted seven suits against various insurance companies for the recovery of money due on insurance policies held by him for loss by fire and which have not been paid or adjusted. The attorneys for the plaintiff are: D E Cuppett, Chas D Smith, F C Reynolds and C O Strieby. We do not know at present who represent the various defendants.

Charleston-The case of the US against John P White, national president of the United Mine Workers of America, and other officials of the national and district organizations was called in the term of Federal Court of this district, which convened today. The defendants were indicted several months ago for the alleged maintenance of a trust in restraint of trade, being the outgrowth of recent coal strikes in the Kanawha field.

Clarksburg-Charles Lane, a Wilsonburg coal miner, is in jail awaiting a hearing on a charge of fracturing the skull of his brother, William R Lane, with a beer bottle Sunday in a drunken fight. His victim may not recover. But if he does he will lose his left eye.

Romney-Last Friday a four prong buck swam the river in the Trough, just above Salt Petre Cliff, near where the Hampshire Southern work train happened to be standing. Jack Belt happened to have a 22 caliber single shot rifle in the caboose, which he secured and opened fire on the buck as he came out of the river. He kept up the fusillade until the deer got a short distance up against the mountain side when a shot through the heart brought him down. There were eight bullets in him and he weighed 240 pounds.

C E McDonald of Romney, killed a mountain hen hawk one day last week that measured four feet three inches from tip to tip. Mr McDonald was working on the roof of his house when the hawk flew over followed by a number of crows. He called to his wife to hand him his gun, and he fired, breaking the hawk's wing. The hawk was afterward dispatched with a stick.

William and Taylor Hass, near South Branch, narrowly escaped drowning Saturday morning while attempting to cross the river at Field's Ford with a four -horse team. Mrs Fields who went to their rescue in a boat, succeeded in reaching Taylor as he came up the second time, and William saved two of the horses by cutting the harness. Tow of the horses were drowned.

William J Washington was ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church of Springfield, and Charles Blue and Jeremiah Shannon were ordained deacons. Rev Dr F J Brooke assisted Rev Mr Earle in this service.

"Guilty" was the verdict in the jury in the case of W H Price accused accessory of N J Hall in the burning of the Grand View Hotel of Glady on March 24, 1912. The verdict was returned Tuesday afternoon followed a trial which lasted two days. Immediately following the jury's verdict Price was sentenced by Judge Kittle to a term of five years in the State Penitentiary at Moundsville. Motion for a new trial was over ruled.

Phillippi-In the case of Florence Bucklew, alleging misuse of the mails, in the Federal court here yesterday, by direction of the court the jury rendered a verdict of not guilty, the testimony being insufficient, in the opinion of the court, to let the case go to the jury.


Bluefield-Walter Walker and Charles Scott were arrested here yesterday and confessed to robbing the post office and a store at Hardy, W Va, Monday night. They will be arraigned in Federal Court at Charleston this week.

An Italian laborer, employed on the B&O, at Cumberland, fell from a coal car and was fatally injured. He was hurried to the Hoffman Hospital, Keyser, where he died just before noon Wednesday



On November 4, 1913, Mr Warren Wagoner and Miss Clare Vernon were united in marriage by the Rev R G Hammond


On Sept 29, 1913, Mr Paul D Peters, of this city, was united in marriage in Cumberland by the Rev H Balthas to Miss Bess E Grant. The marriage was kept a secret until recently, they preferring to make arrangements for their future home in a quiet way, and again Mr Peters surprised his Keyser friends by quietly going to Cumberland to bring here his bride. And on Wednesday night they came up on the Western Maryland and went at once to their home on Mozelle street. Mr Peters had recently prepared his home and installed all the necessary equipment, and they have at once settled down to housekeeping. Mr Peters is one of our progressive young men, son of Chas P Peters, who has long conducted a thriving hardware business, well liked by all who knew him, attends strictly to business and has shown the right idea in making a home for himself by having it all in readiness when wanted. Miss Grant is the daughter of Mr George D Grant of Cumberland, known prominently there as a contractor of decorative painting. She comes to Keyser followed by the regrets of the friends she has left, for she was a very popular young lady there, active in social life and church work, and of such a congenial, sunny disposition that her circle of friends was never complete with her absent. We welcome them to Keyser and extend our congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness. They will be at home at 107 Mozelle street after November 21, 1913.


The following marriage announcement has been received by friends of the contracting parties. They stole a march on their friends. The groom is the B&O express agent here and the bride is a former teacher in the Romney graded school. Her home is at Purgittsville:

Mr. George Wm Sheldon Grove
Miss Mamie Corrinne Leatherman
Wednesday, November twelfth
Nineteen hundred and thirteen
Washington DC
At home
After December the first
Romney, West Virginia



Mrs Mary Parrish, wife of Rev W E Parrish, pastor of the Durbin Methodist Church, died Wednesday morning at the Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, from typhoid fever, attended by other complications. Mrs Parrish was 30 years of age and was a daughter of Alonzo R Miller, Brooklyn NY. Besides her husband, three little sons survive. The funeral will be held this morning with burial at Elkins. Rev Mr Parrish was at one time member of the Baltimore conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was in charge of the Frostburg circuit.


Frank D Hall, formerly bookkeeper for M M & D D Brown of Elkins, prior to which time he was a reporter on the Wheeling News, was instantly killed by a stray shot during a fight in a restaurant in Bisbee, Arizona, a week ago. This news was contained in a letter to Keim & Keim from G H Overholt, with whom the young Hall went west a year ago. The letter states that the two young men who held positions in Douglas, Arizona, went to Bisbee on Saturday night, November 8. While eating lunch in a restaurant some other parties whom they had never seen before engaged in a fight and a stray bullet struck Mr Hall in the back, piercing his heart and killing him instantly. He was a son of I S Hall, of Pullman, Ritchie county.


Mrs Etta Oates, wife of Edgar Oates, of Dillions Run, Hampshire county, died Wednesday, Nov 12, in a Baltimore hospital, where she had been taken recently for medical treatment. She was formerly Miss Etta Lupton, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jesse Lupton, of Dillions Run.


William H Watson, aged 71, a member of a prominent W Va family of coal operators, died today at Richmond, Va, hospital. Clarence W Watson, former Democratic US Senator, is a younger brother.


Roy Talbott, 24 years old, was shot and killed by his brother aged 18, yesterday evening while turkey hunting. The accident occurred near St George seven miles from this place. The brothers separated after having agreed to meet at a certain place. The younger boy seeing an object moving in the brush shot a load of buck shot in his brother's head. The injured man lived until 12 o'clock last night, and was conscious most of the time. He leaves a wife and one child. The father, an aged man, is prostrated with grief, having lost two sons in railroad accidents and two by typhoid fever previous to this time. Just ten years ago to the very day two brothers by the name of Pifer were rabbit hunting at almost the identical spot when the younger one was shot and killed by his brother.


The month of February, 1866, was in one respect the most remarkable in the world's history. It had no full moons. January had two full moons and so had March, but February had none. Do you realize what a rare thing in nature it? It had not occurred since the creation of the world. And it will not occur again, according to the computation of the astronomers, for 2,5000,000 years.


Executive Committee, Hon George W Atkinson, L L. D, Pres't, Rev R D Roller, D D, V Pres't, Hon H G Davis, Rev T C Johnson, D D, Hon Geo E Price, Secretary, A M Scott, Treasurer, Col J Q Dickinson. The above society was organized in 1896 for the care and training of the orphan and homeless children of all W Va. Shortly after organization, Hon H G Davis, the great friend of W Va orphans, gave the Society a home for the unfortunate little ones, which is located in Charleston, W Va, supplementing this generous gift by the yet helpful donation of $100 per month since 1896. To this first building Mr Davis has added a two story building, thus greatly increasing our capacity for caring for orphan children. Into this home, name Davis' Child Shelter in honor of its generous donor, we have gathered 730 homeless little ones in whose behalf we make this earnest appeal for Thanksgiving Offering. We need to accumulate a surplus fund for winter supplies, and carry to the Child Rescue Work far into the new year. We would like to give an extended account of what the rescue of these 730 homeless orphans means to the State, society and especially to themselves, but space will not allow. We appeal to every patriotic citizen to send a liberal Thanksgiving Offering to the undersigned.

N O Sowers, State Supt.
1118 Washington St.
Charleston, W Va



The Grand Lodge A F & A Masons of W Va closed its annual session here last night with an elaborate banquet at the new Masonic Temple. The handsome dining department of the new Temple was ablaze with lights and a brilliant gathering of 500 people sat down to the tables. The Cadenza orchestra of Clarksburg played for the event and the menu was served by the ladies of the Order of the Eastern Star. Bluefield was chosen as the next meeting place for the Grand Lodge A F & A M. Officers were elected by the Grand Lodge as follows:

Grand Master, Thos J Jacobs, N M, New Martinsville
Deputy Grand Master, William T Ice, R M, Phillippi
Grand Senior Warden, T Wilbur Hennen, R W, of Fairmont
Grand Junior Warden, Charles E Carrigan, R W, Moundsville
Grand Treasurer, Samuel N Meyers, M W, of Charleston
Grand Secretary, John M Collins, M W, of Charleston
Senior Grand Deacon, W C Sangell, North Fork
Junior Grand Deacon, W George Laidley, Charleston
Grand Lecturer, M K Duty, Pennsboro
Grand Chaplain, W C B Graham
Grand Tiler, E K Stout, W of Clarksburg
Grand Marshal, John K Cowden, W, of Huntington
Grand Pursuivant, Charles K Sturm, W, of Clarksburg

Washington DC

Major M M Neely, the new congressman from the First W Va district, had his first experience today in presiding over the House of Representatives. At the request of Speaker Champ Clark, M J Neely relieved the speaker for about a half an hour and presided so well that it is believed that he will be called upon again to act as presiding officer. Major Neely was also invited to take lunch with the speaker tomorrow, when he will discuss probable committee assignments and other matters of interest in his district.


To insure stricter supervisions of the mines in W Va where the danger is greatest during the present season of the year, Gov H D Hatfield is advising with Earl A Henry, chief of the State Department of Mines, in establishing a system of classification of the mines into three divisions, non hazardous, hazardous and extra hazardous. The governors plan is to assign the district mine inspectors of the extra hazardous mines oftener than the non hazardous, to prevent explosions as far as possible. A movement will be made to have this system used a basis of liability to be charged under the workingman's compensation law the rates to be fixed in proportion to the hazard.

Washington DC

Jessie Wilson's wedding gift from Senators, a silver service, will include a tea service, coffee percolator, compote, vases, candelabra, and trays, all fittingly inscribed and will cost a little more than one thousand dollars. Senator Martine, who is looking after the gift for his colleagues, formerly announced its character today.


Mrs Rito M Sisler a splendid pianist of Cumberland, Md, and a pupil of Miss Elsie Hoffman will open the first public meeting of the Y W C A, with a recital in the Preparatory Auditorium, Sunday Nov 23rd, 1913, at 3 pm.


To the people of the state of W Va, Greeting:

  We are nearing the time when in keeping with custom, the gray hair parents see the link of affection restored, the matron smiles where the girl smiled before, to meet loved ones and discuss loved ones who are absent. We read the past by the light of the present. The forms vary as the shadow falls or the point of vision falters. The graciousness of our Great Benefactor comes before us as brightly as we, at the accustomed time designated by our Puritan ancestors for giving thanks to Almighty God, recount the manifold blessings of which we have been the recipients and offer our supplications to Him, the Giver of all good things.

  In the nation we have religion that is without a prelate, a government without a King, and our motto should be comfort, not extravagance, acquiring knowledge that will guarantee to each and everyone independence based upon increasing the earnings and the best possible means of conserving that which affords each and everyone more prosperity and greater thrift in the homes which make greater achievements for the boys and girls of these homes and add to our nation's wealth.

  In a nation which is at peace with the whole world we find that the spirit of independence and fairness among the citizenship, the foundation stone of the government laid by our forefathers, has been exercised to a degree that foretells good for the advancement of the whole people. In our state we are happy, prosperous and contented. The turmoil and industrial strife, which was one of our most serious problems, has been satisfactorily settled, cool judgement has prevailed on both sides, and through this settlement a better feeling of cooperation has been brought about between all parties, the flood devastation wrought great damage to us, but we were able to recover so quickly as to astonish the world. The appeals that were sent out to the citizens of our state were answered by the Great Brotherhood of Mankind which threw the broad mantle of charity about those who were stricken and in distress.

  Our crops are bountiful, our industries are busy, our development has attracted wonderful attention, and in the past year we have seen the enactment of law which gives to those dependent upon the unfortunate whose life may be sacrificed in a hazardous occupation the State's strong arm of protection. Our educational, humane and religious advancement has kept pace with our industrial strides.

  With all these providings before us our people should come to a full realization of the benefits of bestowed upon them, and should we not pause and ask ourselves, have we not great cause for returning thanks to our Almighty God. Therefore, I, Henry D Hatfield, Governor of W Va, in recognition of these most gratifying conditions, designate the 27th day of November as Thanksgiving Day, and call upon the people to refrain from their labors and in their respective houses of worship to join in prayer and praise, and beseech the continuation of the abundance of His providence through the future years.

  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Less Seal of the State to be affixed. Done at the Capitol, in the city of Charleston, this 11th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, and in the fifty first year of the State.

H D Hatfield
By the Governor:
Stuart F Reed
Secretary of State


There has been reported to the health department up to this morning over two and a half times as many cases of typhoid fever in the city of Cumberland this year as reported during the entire year of 1912. It was found that up to this morning there has been reported to the health office 460 cases of typhoid against 187 for the entire year of 1912.


Appearing before the State Public Service Commission here yesterday in defense of advances in natural gas rates in Northern W Va towns, General Manager T O Sullivan of the Manufacturers Light and Heat Co, of Pittsburgh, declared that within ten years the supply of gas in this State will have been exhausted. This was one of his arguments for the advance in rates.


Despite the many years he has lived, Hon Henry G Davis still gives personal attention to all his business affairs, and on Sunday last celebrated his 90th birthday at his home in Elkins. May he yet live many years.


The town of Fulton, with 2,000 inhabitants, two miles eats of here, depends entirely on sun time for the time of the day, according to County Assessor Hanke. In making the assessment of the town not a single resident declared ownership of a watch or clock, both of which are assessable as personal property under the W Va tax laws. Although Ohio county contains over 60,000 people the assessor's report shows there are only 274 clocks and watches in the county.


J P White, president of the United Mine Workers of America, and a number of his associates today faced Judge Benjamin F Keller and a jury in the United States District Court here in answering an indictment charging the maintenance of a combination in restraint of trade. The indictment grew out of the strike in the Kanawha coal fields when the United Mine Workers organized the non-union men in the spring of 1912. The questions involved in the trial are such as to have a far reaching influence on the trades union movement and it is predicted that the case will be one of the most stubbornly contested in recent years.


A Flanders runabout, owned and driven by I S McNeill, of Harrisonburg, was destroyed by the fire last Friday evening on the Trough road near John W McNeill's. The fire started when the carburetor back fired and bursted and there was no water near. Mr McNeill had to run quite a distance for buckets. When he returned the flames were too great to be checked. Mr McNeill, with his father, were going to John W McNeill's to spend the night. While going up the hill the carburetor exploded. He immediately cut of the gasoline and did all he could to be very careful on account of the gasoline exploding, which strange to say it did not do. The loss of the car falls quite heavy on Mr McNeill, as he used it to travel over his territory.


Because Uncle Sam is unwilling to pay the price demanded by W Va people for carrying the mail between Clendennin and Walton a great quantity of first class matter and three to four carloads of parcels have accumulated at Clendennin. The people along the 15 miles of delivery affected by the tie up have appealed to Senator Chilton and hope is held out that the government will soon provide a carrier. After the examinations of carriers had been held and the bids of $2,900 a year for carrying the mail had been submitted the postal authorities at Washington decided it was too much to pay for the service. The men who made the bid would not cut the price, the government refused to recede from its position and the deadlock has continued for a matter of three months.


The Community Christmas Tree is now assured. The committee, composed of Joseph E Patchett, Taylor Morrison, J Z Terrell, George W Bane and C G Scribner, are working hard and already raised $500 and hope to soon have the other $300 which will be necessary for the carrying out of the plans. Every one interested and desiring to contribute should look up some member of the committee and make their contribution (unless the committee reaches you first). The event is looked forward to with a good deal of interest and we trust that much good and happiness may be the result.


In the District Court of the United States for the
Northern District of West Virginia

In the matter of W H Mitter in Bankruptcy.

To the Creditors of W H Mitter, of Keyser in the county of Mineral, and district aforesaid, a bankrupt.

Notice is hereby given that on the 17 day of Nov, A D, 1913, the said W H Mitter was duly adjudicated bankrupt, and that the first meeting of his creditors will be held at Martinsburg, W Va, in the office of Wilbur H Thomas, on the 29 day of Nov, A D, 1913, at 1 o'clock pm, at which time the said creditors may attend, prove their claims, appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupt and transact such other business as may properly come before said meeting.

Wilbur H Thomas
Referee in Bankruptcy


Clerk of courts, J V Bell is on a short trip east

Mr J I Cunningham of Alaska, was in the city Monday

Mrs Mary Arnold is visiting relatives at Winchester Va

The U B Church has had a new heating furnace installed

Mr Arthur Ward of Rowlesburg was in the city Tuesday

Joe Grub, of Parsons, was calling on friends here last Sunday

Judge Wm C Clayton was a visitor to Cumberland Tuesday

Thos J Van Meter, of Alaska, was a business visitor here Monday

Mr Grady Cogle of Cumberland was in the city over Sunday

Mr Alfred Ridgely, of Ridgeley, was a Keyser visitor Monday

Mr and Mrs Jas Annan of Deer Park were in the city Tuesday

Atty. W H Griffith went to Petersburg Tuesday on business

G G Simmons of Moorefield arrived Tuesday on a visit to friends

Mr Harry D Farmer has moved his family from Romney to Keyser

Mr D Z Taylor of Old Fields is visiting relatives in the city this week

Mr and Mrs Harry G Fisher left Tuesday night for a trip to New York

Miss Ella Whitford, who has been visiting at Hancock Md, has returned

Mr Samuel Reed is entertaining Mrs Neil Thompson and son of Washington

Judge F M Reynolds went to Petersburg Monday to open the fall term of court

Mrs Robert Gerstell of Rockbridge is visiting her sister Mrs D T Greenwade

Wet, snowy weather coming? Yes, Then get your rubber footwear of D LONG & SON

Mr Russell Cline who has been visiting in Ohio for some time, has returned home

Mrs Wm Lambert of Cumberland, has returned home after a visit to her parents

Mrs Dollie Wilson of Moorefield, is in the city visiting Mr Dan Huffman and other relatives

Chas H Vossler of Maysville spent several days here with his family the first of this week

Mr A J Boor was in New York the first part of this week, but has now gone to Chicago

Mrs John Hugill has returned to Keyser from Fairmont and will remain here for a while

Miss Carrie Burk of Grafton spend Saturday and Sunday with her Aunt, Mrs C G Scribner

Misses Annie Leary and Mabel Morrison and Master Bennie McIlwee spent Sunday at Headsville

Mrs B W Davis of New Creek and Mrs Arthur Davis of Davis, spent Monday with Mrs Laura Davis

Mr F A Dodd and family left Monday for Charlottesville Va, where they will make their future home

Atty. F C Reynolds and stenographer Miss Carrie Getzendanner, went to Petersburg Monday to attend court

Mr and Mrs Keyser and daughter of Frankfort, were in the city the first of the week, the guests of Mr A V Parker

Mr J V Huffman and wife of Purgittsville, are in the city this week visiting his sister, Mrs Sharp, who is quite ill

Mrs D C Twigg of Cumberland, and daughter Mrs C P Blaker of Ridgeley spent Thursday with Mrs Charlie Chestnut

Mr W W Woods was at home with his family over Sunday. He is at present employed auditing the accounts of the Thomas Bank

The football game Wednesday between Terra Alta team and the Preps, resulted in a victory of the Preps with a score of 13 to 6.

Hon G W Crabbe, State Supt. of the Anti Saloon League will preach at the M E Church, South next Sunday morning at 11:00 o'clock

Mrs Loriditch of Oakland, who has been the guest of Mrs Hamill of Blaine, is spending a few days with her aunt, Mrs W S Davis, before returning to her home

Mr and Mrs M S Hodges and little daughter, and Mrs Hodges father, Wm Campbell, of Franklin, who have been spending the past week here, left for home on Wednesday

Mr David Ruckman of Phillippi, of the firm of Elliott and Ruckman, dealers in live stock, was in the city on Tuesday looking after some of his business, being a large buyer throughout the country.

Assessor F C Patton is assisting R W Nine in the selling out of his store, L C Nine, who had been in charge the past few months, has returned to his home in Baltimore, accompanied by his wife.

Mr Leroy Boor was in Cumberland Thursday

Mr and Mrs L C Nine have returned to Baltimore

Rev R E L Streider is visiting friends in Kentucky

Mrs F G Davis was a Cumberland visitor on Monday

Mr George Wagoner was an Elk Garden visitor Tuesday

Mrs A J Boor and son Leroy, were in Cumberland Thursday

Mrs J L Mott of Fairmont is visiting Mr Geo Kildow's

Mr Daniel Arnold of Beaver Run was in the city on Tuesday

Mr and Mrs Lee Litten and family are visiting in Virginia

Mrs E B Carnell has returned from a visit to Winchester Va

Mr William Coffman is visiting his parents at Woodstock Va

Mrs Prim Freeland was a Cumberland visitor on Wednesday

Mr Isaac Umstot of Cabin Run, was a city visitor on Tuesday

Mrs Dr L H Gaston returned Sunday on a visit to Cumberland

Mr James Chris of Grafton, was in the city the first of the week

Mrs Charles Davis was in Cumberland on Tuesday to see her son

Miss Lola Sharpless has returned to Elkins after a visit to her mother

Mr and Mrs Stanley Hodges of Franklin are visiting relatives in this city

Dr Grusendorf, accompanied by his wife, were in Hutton on Wednesday

Mrs F G Davis and nephew, Vicent O'Connor, drove to Headsville Tuesday

Messrs Sandford and Arthur Whipp of Beaver Run were in the city on Saturday last

Mrs Leslie McCoole spent Thursday with her sister, Mrs Sam Lyons, at the Junction

Mrs Harry Higson who was operated on at the Hoffman Hospital is getting along nicely

Mr and Mrs G W Bane left for Baltimore on Wednesday where they will visit friends

Cold? Yes it was, But get your winter clothing of D Long & Son and you will keep warm

Mrs T D Leps has as her guest, her mother, Mrs H H King of Pocomoke City, Md

Mrs L O Davis and Mrs Donald P Davis spent Tuesday with Mrs B W Davis of New Creek

Mrs Clarence Plum and children have returned from Newburg, where they have been visiting friends

Funny, isn't it, that people will send away to have plans drawn for a new house, when C W Shelly can do it?

Mrs Howlands of Mineral street has as her guest Mrs Mary Malloy and Miss Margaret Higgins of Thomas

Mr Dempsey Rice received a telegram Monday night, announcing the sudden death of his father at Butler, MO

The display of corn at the People's Bank shows a much excellent quality, and on Saturday there will be many eager contestants, each hoping to have the best.


There will be a special service in the Emmanuel church on the evening of Thanksgiving day at a quarter to 8 o'clock. At this service a Thanksgiving sermon will be preached and special music sung. The public are most cordially invited to attend.

R E L Strider, Rector


Trinity Lutheran church will celebrate its tenth anniversary next week, beginning on Thursday, Nov 27. Special services will be held on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The former pastors will be present and the anniversary addresses will be made by the Revs W C Ney and C P Bastian.


Sunday School, 9:45 am
Morning Worship, 11:00 am
Subject, "A Neglected Salvation"
C E Service, 6:45 pm
Evening Worship, 7:30 pm
Geo W Crable, State Supt of the Anti Saloon League, will deliver an address at this service. The public is cordially welcome at all of these services.
H F Baughman, Pastor


On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon's 2nd and 3rd of December the young ladies of Epworth League of the First M E church will hold a Christmas novelty sale of hand made articles in the window of the Thompson Furniture store. Main street. Leave your orders.

Davis street

Sunday, November 23rd, 1913
9:30 am-Sunday school
9:45 am-Men's Bible Class
11:00 am-Sermon by Pastor
2:30 pm-Junior League
7:00 pm-Senior League
8:00 pm-Subject: "The Thanksgiving of 1621, and the Thanksgiving of 1913."
Wednesday, November 26th,
7:30 pm-Old-Fashioned Love Feast
Everybody cordially invited to attend these services
Franck H Havenner, Pastor


On the evening of November 17, the citizens of Keyser were treated with an entertainment which was far above the average. The Maurer Sisters gave the first number of the Lyceum Course in the Preparatory auditorium, and each part seemed better than the other. Not a moment of the whole evening was dull and those who failed to be present do not realize what they lost. This course bids fair to excel any that have been here in the past and the next number which will appear in December should be greeted with a crowded house.

Rio W Va
Nov 14, 1913

Editor Tribune:

Dear Sir,

Enclosed find my check for two dollars. I had thought I would have to stop some one of our local papers, but I have decided to continue yours for the reason that you are one of the few of our local editors who is not afraid to stand up and fight for the peoples rights and Democracy, and I hope you will continue and do so. With best wishes for your success I beg to remain.

Very Truly Yours,
Jame Rudy


The State Anti-Tuberculosis League is pushing its work in every direction, and at the present time is placing the Red Cross Seals on sale all over the State. In Keyser they may be found at the Keyser Pharmacy, Romig Drug Co, Furbee's Drug Store and with the Sincell Co. This is a most worthy cause and one that is doing a vast amount of good, and its hoped that during the holidays all of the seals assigned to Keyser will be sold. The money received for these seals go to assist in the great fight against tuberculosis, and already hundreds have been saved and many hundreds yet to save, and you can do nothing nobler than assist against by using some of these seals.


I will offer at public sale to the highest bidder, at the residence of James Hollenback on Pattersons Creek, near Reeses Mills, Mineral county, W Va, on Saturday, November 29th, 1913, at 1 pm, the following property, to wit:

100 Bbls ear corn, 75 bus wheat, 6 bus rye, 5 bus buck wheat, 60 bus potatoes, 800 bundles fodder, 3 tons wheat straw, baled, 10 to 12 tons hay, 1 2 horse spring wagon, 1 mowing machine, 1 hay rake, 1 sugar camp outfit, and other items not above mentioned.

At the same time and place the farm of the late E J Taylor dec'd will be offered. This farm contains more than four hundred acres and is desirable for a good home. Terms made known on day of sale.

N C Taylor.


We Can Make Prompt Delivery
Of Building Materials From
Mineral Street

PRICE 50C AND $1.00

I will sell everything in my store at wholesale prices
Fixtures for sale, store for rent

Founded 1851, incorporated 1902
Jewelers More Than Half a Century
Watches, Diamonds and Jewelry
Robert W Little, President and Man
James W Thomas, Vice-President
John G Lynn, Jr, Secretary
C G Smith, Treasurer
Directors: H E Weber, Robert MacDonald and Lee Ott

BOARDING-Two men can secure board in private family. Bath and other conveniences. Centrally located. Apply at this office.

FOR SALE-Shot gun, double barrel, hammerless, Remington. Good condition for $21. Original cost $40.00. Address E, care Tribune

HOUSE FOR SALE-The Wash building on Piedmont street; 16 rooms, in good condition. Desirable for flats or hotel. For further particulars apply at premises.

VIAVI TREATMENT-I will be at the Reynolds Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from one until three o'clock pm.

TAKE NOTICE-All diseases treated and cured by natures methods if you want to exchange sickness for health come and see me. Dr Staggers, Mechano-Therapist, C&P phone call 46K. Residence and Office corner of First and Davis street.

SCHOOL BOOKS-Bought new for this term, 6th grade of school, used about two weeks. Good as new. Will be sold at reduction. To any student entering this grade this will be a bargain.

Elson Literature, Book One
Modern English, Book 2
New World Speller
Hygiene and Sanitation
Complete Arithmetic
Mace's Primary History
Frye's First Geography
Apply at this office


MISS IDA CRAWFORD, AGENT, SPIRELLA CORSET, As advertised in the Ladies Home Journal, Delineator, etc. 127 W Piedmont street-Phone 164-F

WANTED! An apple orchard. Experienced orchard man will buy for cash orchard having several thousand fully or particularly developed trees, the more the better. Must be a bargain. J A RICHEY, 1306 PEOPLES BLDG, PITTBURG, PA

We are handling cross ties and you can do no better elsewhere
If you have any to sell. No matter how many or how few

Largest variety of feed carried in the county, consisting of
Dairy Feed, Beet Pulp, Oyster Shell, Ground Bone, Scratch
Feeds, Calf Meal, and everything found in an up to date
Milling plant. Constantly on hand of high grade of



You can keep warm by buying your winter clothing of D LONG & SON

AUGUST 1, 1913
RUNABOUT " " $500



Ladies, gentlemen and children all find shoes to their taste at D LONG & SONS

DOANS REGULETS are recommended by many who say they operate easily, without griping and with bad after effects. 25 c at all drug stores.

Ever see SHELLY'S house plans? Then if you are going to build, better see him.