May 23, 1913


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Fairmont W Va

  Delegates began to arrive here Sunday for the annual meetings of the Great Council of the Improved Orders of Red Men and the Degree of Pocahontas of West Virginia, which will be held May 13 and 14. An informal reception will be held for the visiting delegates Monday evening.


  Mrs Charles Haslacker died Monday May 5, at the home of her father, Chas Hesse, near Maysville, in Grant county, leaving her husband and two small children. They lived until recently in New York where Mr Haslacker was in the wholesale shoe business, but left there on account of Mrs Haslackers failing health.


J S Waddle had 360 tomato plants frozen Sunday night. Most of them were in bloom.

Mr and Mrs M F Poling, of Old Fields, are the guests of M H Taylor's.

Mrs W R Hill and son, Bernard, came from Blessing, Tx, Friday to visit relatives here.

Douglas Amick returned home last week from Hamden Sidney, Va.

Geo S Arnold Jr, of South Branch, spent several days here last week.

Miss Lucilla Dailey was the guest of relatives in Moorefield last week.

Mrs Phillip Inskeep and Miss Ida Wood, of Moorefield, spent several days here last week visiting relatives.

M L Arnold, of Moorefield, spent several days last week with the family of his brother, G W Arnold here.

Mr and Mrs Marshall Dorsey have moved here from Moorefield and are boarding at Malcom Harmison's.

Mr Bernard Baker, of Petersburg, and Mrs Chas Stump, of Capon Bridge, were guests of Mrs D G Marshall's last Friday.

Miss Avery Heiskell has returned from Washington where she took a course in stenography. She has a position in the H S R offices.

County Commissioner T T Stickley has been confined to his house by sickness for a week or two. His many friends hope for his speedy recovery.

Elijah Rinehart who has been connected with the engineering department of the H S RR, since its constructor , resigned his position last week. He will spend several days with his parents after which he will leave for Canada, where he expects to locate.

Someone stole a hedge fence from the institution grounds a week or two ago. H B Liller set out over 400 of the bushes and when he went to top them found that all but four had been stolen.

Frank Turley, manager of the Hampshire club. Accompanied by C A Robinson and Joseph Speidel, of Wheeling and C H Booth, of Taylor Tx, came up from the Club House early this week and spent several days fishing for trout. Mr Turley will leave next week for Wheeling from which place he will go as the guest of Mr Speidel to Texas, where they will fish for tarpon in the Gulf of Mexico.

At a meeting at Camp Hampshire held here last Wednesday Wm Montgomery and George H Johnson were elected delegates to represent the camp at the annual Confederate Reunion to be held at Chattanooga Tenn, May 27-29. At the meeting at the camp Wednesday the original roster of the camp; which had been missing for a number of years was found among some old papers.


Rev Mr Brown, the new presiding elder, will preach here next Sunday night and hold quarterly conference Monday morning.

Miss Isabelle Pue, of Howard county, Md, sister of J M Pue. Has the distinction of graduating second in the 1913 class of trained nurses at the Union Protestant Infirmary at Baltimore.

Mrs George Cheshire, of Belington, is the guest of her sister on law , Mrs Edith Shannon.

Mrs Walter Grace was able to walk up the street one day last week, the first time since her serious illness last winter.

Rev Mr Wilson has organized the Methodist Sunday School into two bands, the "Reds" and the "Blues" to collect conference claims. Mrs Bob Milleson and Mr John Adam are in charge.

Mr O D Rowles, of Washington, has rented Fred Field's suburban property for the summer.

During the night before D R Heath moved to town the staple was drawn on his meat house and several pieces of meat stolen. The following night four pieces were stolen from the smoke house in town and the door left unlocked. About the same time Miss Mary Shannon's house was pilfered and number of glasses of jelly were missing.

After an absence of 14 months from her home on the South Branch, Miss Mary Elizabeth Blue returned Monday. During that time Mrs Blue passed through a series of operations at the Western Maryland Hospital, Cumberland. She was accompanied home by her daughter, Miss Maud Blue.

Miss Jennie Parker received a note from her brother, J Hite Parker, of Independence Mo, announcing the death of his wife, Katherine Grace Parker, which occurred suddenly Sunday night, May 4th. The only surviving member of her family is Mrs Neal Brown.


  The fifth annual memorial service of Kitzmiller Aerie No 1838, Fraternal Order of Eagles, was held yesterday afternoon in the Maryland Theatre at Kitzmiller. About 500 persons attended. Kitzmiller Aerie is a strong organization of nearly 200 members and it will shortly erect its own home.

  Cumberland Aerie was represented by District Deputy Grand President P G Cowden, Past Worthy President John B McFarlane, Secretaries, Samuel E Griminger and Thomas E Poole, and State Senator Frederick N Zihlman, who delivered the oration, a most finished effort that was highly enjoyed. The eulogy was by Rev L C Messick, who also offered the invocation. The musical numbers were furnished by an orchestra, the Junior Choir and the Senior Choir. The vocal numbers included selections by a male quartet composed of Wallace Rodgers, John Marville, Prof I F Groves, and E S Burnes. John Thrasher sang "Asleep in the Deep" and Mrs J E Dasher and Miss Mary Squires sang "Star of the East."

  The benediction was pronounced by Rev W G Tomer. The dead of the Aerie are Archibald Lee, Cleaver H Pool, Jesse Hartley, Stephen A Lake and Charles M Wilson. The ritualistic exercises, conducted by the officers of the aerie were most impressive.

  The Cumberland visitors returned last night. They were greatly impressed by the energy and good work of the Kitzmiller Eagles and by the hospitality accord them. Cumb Times.


  His throat cut from ear to ear, the decomposed body of George McKenzie, 35 years old, a B&O track hand, was found laying in a clump of bushes in the woods near Rawlings at 8 o'clock this morning by J E Shepherd, a woodsman.

  Beside the body lay an open razor, rusted and blood stained. From the position of the weapon beside the body it is supposed McKenzie committed suicide. Shepherd came to Rawlings and Coroner William Shaw was notified. He and undertaker John Wolford, left at 11 o'clock to get the body.

  McKenzie had been missing from home for the last few weeks, and his wife and five children, have been greatly alarmed over his disappearance. The McKenzie home is about a half a mile from Rawlings.

  For a number of years, McKenzie has been employed by the B&O as a member of a track gang working at that place. It is said he had been in bad health of late and had not been working.

  Frank McKenzie, father of the dead man lives in this city, being employed as driver of one of the city sweepers. Cumb Press of 10th.


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  Keyser, W Va adv.


  Cumberland, May 12th-The Rev A D Sutherland of Berkeley Springs, has completed arrangements for the reception of Vice President Thomas R Marshall, who, with Mrs Marshall, will be guests at the Springs. The Vice President and his wife will arrive at Berkeley Springs about May 18. He will be housed in the cottage of Major De Fries, U S A and will be entertained at the Hotel Dunn. It is also likely that he will be tendered a banquet by the Masons, but this will be left to the decision of Mr Marshall.

  This is the first visit of a man is such distinction to the famous old Springs and the place is among with excitement over the event.

  Rev Mr Sutherland was Mr Marshall's pastor when he was Governor of Indiana. He and the Vice President have since been fast friends.

  Martinsburg W Va

  Catching fire from a defective flue in the store room, the big general store and residence property of R F Whiting, at Inwood, this county, were destroyed Sunday. The building was a large frame structure and its destruction was rapid. The loss is about $5,000 partially covered by insurance.


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  Ridgeley W Va, May 10

  Mr Norman Abe, who lives near Alcohe W Va, while plowing, killed nineteen snakes. Some of them young and very small. This seems to be the first real snake story of the season.

  Mr Emory Tyler and Mr J R Bane, both of Keyser, were business callers here today.

  Mrs Frank Hutson and Miss Mary Poland both of Frost, Md, have been the guests of Mrs W N Gower, Miller Ave.

  Miss Mary Riordan and Miss Millie Dumas, of Keyser, are the guests of the Misses Becham, Potomac Street.


  As executor of George W Staggs, Sr, deceased, I will sell a tract of land containing 184 acres known as the "Bond Place" at public auction at the front door of the Court House in Keyser on Saturday the 31st day of May 1913, at 2 o'clock pm. Terms of sale liberal. See small bills.

Frank C Reynolds

Executor of George W Staggs, Sr


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How slender is life's tender cord
How soon tis broken here
Each moment brings a parting word
And many a falling tear

It is but a grave, but oh, what care
For world wide hope, lies hidden ther
A mothers, a fathers and a husbands joy
Is buried with dear Lena there.

But oh, it is the will of God
Our dearest ones must part
Though it leaves a broken heart

May the comfort of God's spirit
Be with those that mourn their loss
And may they live that they may live for ever more
And be enabled now to say , my Jesus

As thou wilt, O may thy will be mine!
Into thy hand of love
I would my all resign;
Through sorrow, or through joy
Conduct me as thy own,

By a friend.


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


  Up at his home near Cresaptown, Gibson Umstott, a farmer, has a cast iron rabbit painted natural colors, which is used as a weight to keep the front door open. Yesterday he heard a peculiar thumping noise on his front porch and coming out was astounded to find a monster black snake in the act of swallowing the cast iron rabbit. The snake completed the job of swallowing the rabbit, but he could not escape with it, as was handicapped in his efforts to squirm away when he saw Umstott coming to investigate.

  Gib caught the snake by the tail and made him disgorge and then taking his silk handkerchief pulled out the snakes teeth, rendering him harmless. He took him to the distillery at Cresaptown and fed him on rye mash, and the snake became intoxicated and sleepy.

  This morning he brought it to Cumberland to sell. Umstott had him in a chip basket and it was too small for him. He exhibited his catch to several people on Baltimore street, and created consternation among female shoppers, who gave Gib and his snake plenty leewash.

  The snake was taken to the police station. Patrol driver Charles O'Hara says that he has seen snakes in his time, but that is the biggest one of them all. The marking of the snake and his head were beautiful. Cumb News.


Mr Rube Ott, of Johnstown Pa, visited his sisters here this week, Mrs Harry Foreman and Mrs Rueben Heffner.

Week before last John Sheard had the misfortune to cut his right foot severely with an ax. Dr Keim put in three stitches and he is now doing well.

 Mrs Margaret Branner and little daughter, Elizabeth, went on a visit this week to Mrs Brenners parents at Grant Town, Marion county.

Cutworms are bad on young plants this year. Felix Cannos puts snuff and salt around the plants in his garden, but it made the cutworm saucy, They burrowed right through the salt and snuff , Felix says, "They are regular snuff users"

At present we have one well developed case of smallpox. Dr P S Keim sent for county health officer, Dr Babb, who arrived here last Sunday morning and established a quarantine of the smallpox house and Dr Keim was made assistant health officer. There is another case at Blaine. All non vaccinated persons are requested to be vaccinated, both old and young. It is believed the disease was brought from Westernport.

Miss Lydia Heffner, presser in Footer's Dye Works at Cumberland, was home on a visit the first of the week

Assessor Charles M Tasker has been making official calls here the past week.

Miss Bessie Dean attended the funeral of Mrs Feather at Terra Alta the first of this week.

Harold Hubbs has a good music class at this place. He presided at the piano at the District School commencement recently.


  Charleston W Va

  Gov H D Hatfield issued a signed statement today replying to criticism of his policy of the miners situation, made a mass meeting at Wheeling yesterday by the Ohio Valley Trade and Labor Assembly-The Governor in part says:

  "The military will be relieved from duty when I am assured of law and order and when such characters as you and your co workers cause to agitate. Who is the better judge to what is necessary to protect life and property the man on the ground or your organization, 200 miles away? The miners have returned to work, want my protection and have asked for it themselves. They are satisfied and working. Your acts and motives are ulterior and of a revolutionary character. The miners on Paint and Cabin creeks are co operating with me, but the anarchists are not. They flourish when revolution and labor troubles are rife."

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Mr Amos Rabey has raised the foundation of his Hotel, adding another story to the rear part of same and otherwise fixing it up in good shape.

 Miss Annie Coleman daughter of Mr and Mrs F A Coleman, of Westernport, was married in Wheeling Monday, May 5, to Mr D R Davis, of Johnstown Pa. They will reside in Johnstown.

Piedmont Aerle No 707, Fraternal Order of Eagles, held its sixth annual memorial services in the Piedmont Opera House, Sunday afternoon.

Miss Margaret Kalbaugh, who has been quite ill for the past two weeks is much better.

Misses Alma Mellor and Grace Carsley have returned to their home here from a visit to relatives at Philippi.

Miss Carrie Andrews is spending some time at Gormania visiting her friends.

Mr John J Kirk, wife and baby, of Chinlee Ariz, arrived in town several days ago to visit home folks and friends.

Mr Earl McFarland who has been studying Dentistry at the University of Baltimore Md, is home for vacation.

Mr and Mrs M A Moran and daughter, Mildred, of Washington DC, are spending some time here visiting Mrs Moran's mother, Mrs Mary Doyle and family.

Grover Davis, who has been seriously ill with typhoid fever at the Hoffman Hospital for the past ten weeks is improving.

Miss Beulah Thrush has returned to her home here from a visit to relatives in Morgantown. She was accompanied by her cousins, Misss Mildred and Margaret Colebank who will spend some time here.

Mr Robert Stanley, who passed the Civil Service Examination for postal clerk several months ago, and who was taken ill with typhoid fever before assuming his duties at the post office, has entered upon the work.

Washington DC

  All hope that Congressman John W Davis might be appointed to be judge of the US court of the fourth judicial circuit having been abandoned the Senate Committee on the judiciary today recommended the confirmation of Charles A Woods of South Carolina supreme court who had been nominated to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Nathan Goff to enter the Senate.

  Senator Chilton was a member of the sub committee to which the nomination of Woods had been referred and the only consented to the confirmation after it became apparent that the bill to create a new judgeship could not be passed in time to permit Mr Davis to take the old place and let Mr Woods have the new one.

  The confirmation of Judge Woods is expected at the next executive session of the Senate.


  I made up my mind before I accepted the offer of the Secretaryship of the State that I would not take the office if I thought there was to be war during my tenure.

  When I say this I am confidant that I shall have no cause to change my view, for we know no cause today that cannot be settled better by reason than by war.

  I believe there will be no war while I am Secretary of State, and I believe there will be no war so long as I live. I hope wee have seen the last great war. W J Bryan.


  Miss Anna Haldeman and Otis Rohrbaugh, of Davis, were quietly married Wednesday morning at seven o'clock at the home of the bride on Diamond street. The ceremony was performed by Rev W P Robertson of Belington. Miss Haldeman is the daughter of Mr and Mrs H M Haldeman who moved here a short time ago from Belington. Mr and Mrs Rohrbaugh left on the Cumberland train to Davis, where they will go housekeeping in their nicely furnished home which Mr Rohrbaugh had furnished. Cumb News

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The man who thinks he knows it all enjoys the delusion.

Never thank a man for doing something he didn't care to do!

Money will buy everything but happiness-and a few people.

Friends are people we feel privileged to tell our troubles to.

A "fresh egg" sign isn't genuine unless hear the cackle .

Even as two hearts beat as one they sometimes make a discord.

A black cat may bring good luck , but you can't make a mouse believe it.

How is it that fudge can be sent out by parcel post, but dynamite is refused?

The man who would rather be right than be president, is very often either.

Most of us hope for the best and then wish that we hoped for something better.

A girl will forgive you for thinking she has no brains, if you only think she is pretty.

Don't curse your luck. It's the hand of fate that generally has the finger in the pie.

Its when things get too hot for us when we realize what a cold cruel world this is.

When taxes are too high in Japan the cabin minister is stoned. This is one form of the recall.

The man who flees from temptation generally leaves a few landmarks which to find his way back.

Every time you swat a fly you should be forcibly reminded to endeavor to locate and swat a possible breeding place.

The Californian, who has his will tattooed on his arm, evidently believes it is a "skin" game to die and leave money.

Considering his limitations, Paul Revere did very well indeed. But think of what he could have done with a motorcycle.

Fortunately the baseball magnates do not have their way or there would be not enough rain in the land for a mass of spinach.

There is a reason to fear that less than 12,000,000 American cooks have read the 12,000,000 cook books issued by the government.

Our idea of a bold man is one who doesn't hesitate to turn the pages of his newspapers while the man sitting next to him is reading it.

When everyone agrees that one standard of morals is enough for both men and women the next question will be which standard.

Why so much fuss over a husband promising in the marriage ceremony to obey his wife? Most of them do it without promising it.

An apparently poverty stricken immigrant who reached New York was found to have $14,000 on his person. Some people will take big chances.

The meanest way yet suggested of raising revenue comes from a French municipality where they have been trying to collect a tax on baby carriages.

A Pennsylvania man, aged 90, has been sent to prison for the first time. Which goes to show that there is absolutely no relying on habits when they happen to be good ones.

We hope Woodrow Wilson won't neglect to call attention to those fine crops of wheat and corn he is going to raise all over the west. Mr McKinley and his successors always did it. Rochester Herald.

The Secretary of State is a very positive quantity in the Wilson administration. He in a peculiar way has some of the old fashioned Biblical qualities-patience and charity and self effacement and personal purity. Baltimore Sun.


  Last Friday evening from 7:30 until 10:30 o'clock a delightful party was given in honor of the tenth birthday of little Miss Cordelia Wenner Blair at her home on James street. The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion. The evening was spent in music and games. Refreshments were served. Miss Cordelia received many beautiful presents. Those present were: Lura Shelly, Rebecca Johnson, Martha Dennison, Ethel Nine, Addine Nine, Ethel Kidwell, Mildred Broome, Marie Snyder, Susanna Thompson, Elsie Snyder, Margaret Clevenger, Christine Mason, Nellie Cathers, Nellie Vosler, Esta Masteller, Rosalie Blair, Elizabeth Wenner, L Grace Wenner, Mabel Liller, Walter Zais, Morris Sanders, Wilbur Wells, Knight Reynolds, John Johnson, Paul Crist, Lester Crist, Newton Carskadon, Lester Reynolds, Henry Dennison, Vernon Rice, William Martin, Fred Wilderman, Willie Boor and Walter Welton and Mark, Hannah C Wenner, of Cumberland.

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  Acquitted by the Keyser authorities, on the charge of being implicated in a robbery at this place, Nick Sunshine, was re arrested on his return to Cumberland Saturday night, accused of being implicated in the robbery of A L Sprinkles jewelry store on Virginia Ave.

  Sunshine was arrested with Charles Ralston, James Lewis and Albert Rexroad, all of Cumberland last week, and given over to the Keyser police.

  The other three were held for the action of the Mineral county grand jury, and are here in jail. Sunshine denied participating in the thefts, but admitted he was given articles to sell by the other three young men.


  A summer term, primarily for teachers and those preparing to teach will open in the Keyser Prep branch of the W Va University, Monday June 23, 1913, and continue for a period of six weeks. Classes will be organized in all Common School branches. Additional subjects will be taught if there are sufficient demands.

  For circular information address Jos W Stayman, Princ. Keyser W Va


  Miss Beulah E McNemar, the well known entertainer, will give her popular recital "Aunt Jane of Kentucky" in the Ridgeville ME church, South, Saturday May 24, 8 pm. Aunt Jane is a delightful character of "ye olden time" whose wit and philosophy always charms young and old.

  Admission: Children under 14, 15c. Adults 25c. Proceeds benefit of church.


  Dr W M Babb, of the Mineral county board of health was in Ridgeley today looking after the quarantine of two cases of smallpox at that place. A case at Blaine and Elk Garden are under quarantine. All four cases are of mild form. Cumb Press.


  Senator W C Grimes, who was an equal partner with O A Hood in the Mountain Echo, has sold his half interest to Emory L Tyler, Charles Ritchie and Richard W Thrush. These are all active and influential young men and will no doubt push the business.


  The Klots Throwing Co is pushing the work of installing machinery in the Siever building, and the plan is to have it in operation by June 1st. Fifty or more employees will be needed at the start and the number will be increased.


  Archibald Parish died May 19 at his home on Staggs Run of congestion of the lungs. Less than a year ago he married a daughter of Luke Lyons, of Elk Garden, and the wife survives.

BARK-Will take what chestnut oak bark you have, any amount, at highest market price. H S Thompson, Keyser W Va.

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  Jesse White, of Luke Hill, Luke, who died May 13, 1913 from typhoid fever was buried from his late residence on Thursday afternoon. He leaves a wife and children, the former being a daughter of Mr J P Carroll. Interment was made in Philos cemetery, Westernport.


  Mrs James Condry died at her home in Westernport, Thursday evening May 15, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs Condry, before her marriage, was Ellen Cosgrove, of Lonaconing. She was 53 years of age. She leaves a husband, four daughters, and one son; Mrs M A Benson, and Mrs J S Keck, of New Bethlehem, Pa; Mrs Wm Vance, of Westernport, and Annie and Martin at home. Funeral services will take place from St Peters Catholic Church, Westernport.


  Dr W A Shuey, 77 years old, died at his home in Piedmont at 7 o'clock Saturday morning. He had been ill for about 18 months, but only been confined to his bed for three days. Dr Shuey served in the Confederate Army. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and had practiced medicine in Piedmont since 1870. He is survived by his wife and son, Olin, and a daughter, Nina.


  A twin son of Mr and Mrs J H Cunningham, of Pinto, died yesterday. The child was two weeks old. Cumb News of 17th.


  Winchester Va
  Frank Sherk had the scare of his life while plowing Mrs Kate Graber's farm. His plow unearthed a great mass of snakes, one of which was a boa-constrictor.


  The infant daughter of John Davidson, of near Strasburg, just able to walk, was found yesterday by her five year old brother in the embrace of a six foot black snake. The boy beat at the snake with a club until his father arrived, and then the reptile was chopped to bits with an ax.


  Milton B Orndorff and C E Grim, who was doing their best to try to catch up with farm work delayed by the recent severe drought, made very little progress yesterday because nearly all their time was taken up by fighting snakes which attacked them at frequent intervals. A number of black snakes varying in length from four to six and a half feet were killed.

Oakland Md

  Nathaniel Rounds, 69 years old, a farmer of Garrett County, was struck and killed yesterday by B&O express train No 2 as he stepped from the platform of an accommodation train at Bond station, near Bloomington. He alighted on the wrong side just as the express dashed by. His body was hurled some distance and death was instantaneous.

  Rounds had accompanied his wife on a visit to her sister, Mrs Alton Duckworth, of Westernport, who is ill. He was returning home when the accident occurred. He is survived by five sons and three daughters.


  License to marry were granted at Cumberland to the following:

  May 20-William Wilson Thompson and Patricia Elizabeth Eleekie, both of Thomas W Va.

Fairmont W Va

  The annual conciave of the Grand Commandery Knights Templars of W Va will open here Wednesday. The Templars parade takes place in the afternoon with more than 1,000 uniformed men in line. The Osicis Temple of the Shriners will have its ceremonies on Thursday.

Newest patterns in all kinds of wash goods, fine filmy fabrics, also trimmings. A fine line of summer weight underwear. D Long & Son.

The average fat man has it on the thin one in that there are more ways provided for taking it off than putting it on.

The Farmers and Merchants Bank, Keyser W Va

Kingwood W Va

  Harry C Rogers, 26 years of age, merchant of Rowlesburg, was drown while gigging with a number of friends in the Cheat river, the darkness of the night making it impossible for the others to rescue Rogers. The boat sprung a leak and sank. The other four men managed to swim out, but Rogers got into deep water. He was a mason and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

Winchester Va

  Fire this morning completely destroyed the joint station, including the train dispatchers office, ticket office, waiting and baggage rooms of the B&O and Southern Railroads at Strasburg Junction. The loss of $4,000 is partly covered by insurance. Plans for a new union station have been approved.

The new goods at D Long & Son's are catching the trade. Don't miss seeing them.


  Engineer T H Hubbard, about 55 years old, was killed, and Fireman A Myers was badly injured when a Western Maryland railway engine rolled over an embankment at Haddix, on the Elkins division, last night. This was the second fatal accident in this division in two days. Both men lived at Elkins and were taken there after the wreck, Hubbard to his home and Myers to the hospital. A report from Elkins today says the condition of Myers is not serious.

  Singularly none of the cars followed the engine off the track. The train was westbound and was about 10 miles from Elkins when the engine jumped the track without warning or seeming cause. It chanced to leave the rails on the embankment and rolled, crushing engineer Hubbard to death.

  About 30 miles east of the site of this fatal accident, Albert Robinette, a painter, of this city, lost his life Friday. Cumb Times of 17th.

Morgantown W Va

  The recent declaration of the Ministerial Association that wayward girls can be snatched from a life of shame and induced to reform is to be put to the test. Lillie Brown, 15 yrs old, was arrested with a young man and Judge Null referred her to the Association. The ministers decided to take the girl in charge, and, if she is willing, to send her to a home for girls in Cincinnati at their expense.


A W Thompson, Third Vice President of the B&O announces the following promotions effective May 15th:

J F Keegan, Supt of the Monongah division, Grafton, is transferred to Garrett Ind, as Supt of the Chicago division.

J M Scott, Asst. Supt of the Cumberland division, with headquarters at Keyser, succeeds Mr Keegan at Grafton.

M H Cahill, succeeds Mr Scott at Keyser.

Mr Keegan entered the service of the B&O as operator at Loraine O, in 1890, and during that year also performed the duties of car distributor and dispatcher on the Cleveland division. In May 1902 , he was promoted division operator of the Cleveland division and in Jan 1904, became Asst Train Master of the Wheeling division. Mr Keegan was later made Train Master of the Ohio River division, being transferred to Keyser W Va, in the same capacity during Dec 1910, and on March 15 1911, was advanced to Supt of the Wheeling division. He was transferred to Grafton on Oct 9, 1911

Mr Scott was first entered railroad service with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad as operator in 1891. In 1892 he was an operator in the employ of the Cincinnati , Hamilton and Dayton Railway and was promoted to Train Dispatcher on that road in 1895, being advanced to Train Master in 1903. Mr Scott became Supt in 1905 and continued in such capacity until Aug 1, 1910, when he entered the service of the Kansas City Southern, leaving that service to take a position with the Indiana State Railroad Commission Jan 1, 1911. On Aug 5, 1912, he again entered railroad service accepting a post with the B&O as Supervisor of Transportation, reporting to the Supt of that branch of the operating department. Jan 1, 1913 he became Asst. Supt at Keyser.

Mr Cahill, who assumes Mr Scotts duties at Keyser, was born Nov 19, 1872, and entered railway service Nov 1887, as a Telegraph Operator at Lexington O, on the New Castle division of the B&O. In Oct 1892 he was advanced to train dispatcher at Akron and in Feb 1905 became division operator at Akron. He was promoted to train master of the Pittsburgh division on May 1, 1910 and to Asst Supt of the same division May 1, 1912. In July of the same year he was advanced to Supt of the Newark division resigning later to accept a similar position with the Lackawanna Railroad at Buffalo NY from whence he returned to the B&O.

Let us supply your drug wants and you will be satisfied! ARZA FURBEE, INC, Prescription Druggist, 118 N Main street.

R W WALSH, General Insurance, Notary Public, Keyser W Va

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

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

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

WANTED-A good woman, either white or colored and preferably middle aged, to do general work in family of one person. Apply at 89 Davis street, Keyser.

NOTICE-Miss Ida Crawford agent for the celebrated Spirella Corset, will call at home and take orders. This is the same corset as advertised in the Ladies Home Journal, Delineator, etc. Persons wishing to see her in the meantime can call at her residence. 127 W Piedmont street or phone 164F.

Shoes-best wear, neatest and most dressy made, at I M LONG'S.

Enthusiasm either makes money or costs money, take your choice.

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

Grafton W Va, May 19-Gilbert Duff, a well known carpenter of Grafton was run down and killed by a train at Hiora late Friday night. His body was discovered Saturday morning. The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon.

Harrisburg, May 22-Under the terms of a bill approved by the Gov. Tener ten verses of the Bible must be read daily without comment in the public schools of Pennsylvania. Teachers who violate the law are subject to dismissal.

Ira Matlick, Wm Hartsock and Geo W Robinson have been appointed trustees for the school at McCoole for the year 1913 and 1914, and C W Ravenscraft , David Clark and J W Inskeep for the Dayton school.

Athens, W Va May 19-A number of students at the State Normal School at Athens are threatened with suspicion because they assisted two of the students, Miss Kathleen Belcher and George H Ayers, to elope to Bristol , where they were married. The bride groom is the son of Rev W M Ayers.

Zion City, Ill-"Shun an apple pie as you would a rattlesnake" Wilbur Glenn Voliva, overseer of the Zionites advised members of his flock relative to their trip to Chicago next Sunday for a mass meeting in Orchestra Hall. He told them to put Satan, pie and fried potatoes behind them, the latter two because they contain hog fat.

The drastic new cigarette law went into effect Thursday of this week. It is the duty of every law officer , sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable or policeman to arrest any and every minor or merchant violating the same and of every good citizen to call the attention of officers to violations of the same.


J H Leatherman has quit the mercantile business at McCoole.

Perry Jenkins was at Baltimore a day or two this week.

Miss Helen Fox returned Tuesday from a short visit to Baltimore.

W P Russell, of Twin Mountain, spent last Sunday here with his brother.

Misses Ruth Siever and Edith McMakin paid Cumberland a visit Tuesday.

Mrs Ray Fuller and sons and Miss Effie Keesucker paid Piedmont a visit last Sunday.

Miss Belle Taylor, of Purgitsville, has been visiting friends and relatives here this week.

C S Filler has accepted a position as clerk in one of the departments at the B&O shops.

Mrs Geo E Smith and child have been visiting relatives at Chaneysville, Pa, since last Friday.

Mrs James Whiteman, Mrs Arthur Tutwiler and Miss Alta Cheshire paid Piedmont a visit last Sunday.

Mrs Harry Davis went to Baltimore Monday to spend a few days with her sister, Mrs H W Miller.

Mr and Mrs Harry Cole, and son, of Cumberland, paid relatives a visit last Sunday evening a few hours.

Mrs R W Nine went to Baltimore Monday to spend a few days with her husband , who is there recuperating.

W H Markwood, of Benwood, was here first of the week with his way over to Ridgeville to spend a few days with his home folks.

Eugene Cross is now grocery hustler at L C McDonalds store, having succeeded Mr C W Schaffenaker.

Henry C Jr, son of Dr and Mrs H C Grusendorf, has been very ill the past week, but is some better at this writing.

Mrs J H Miers returned from Cumberland Monday. She was called there by the illness of her sister, Mrs Ed Castle.

Mrs Frank Snyder, of Jerome, Pa, who spent a few days at the home of Mr and Mrs Wm Dawson, went to Davis to pay friends a short visit.

E O Wirgamn, of Romney, was in town Monday on his way home. He had been spending a few days at Ridgeville looking after business.

Miss Cora Feaster, of Purgittsville, accompanied by Crowder Hartman, came over and spent last Sunday with her sister, Mrs P S Groves.

Mr J D Gelwicks, who has been a great sufferer from an attack of rheumatism for several weeks, is able to get about again without his crutches.

Mrs Hoover, of Clarksburg, who has been spending a while with her parents, Dr and Mrs Robert Gerstell, at Gerstell, returned home last Sunday evening.

Misses Anna and Sara Johnson spent Monday in Cumberland. Miss Sara stopped off on her way back and spent a day with the Misses Porter at Rawlings.

Herbert Wolfe and little son, Herbert, and his sister, Mrs Carder, were at Cumberland last Sunday evening to see their cousin, Mrs Ed Castle, who is in the hospital.

Mrs Obed Babb, of Martin, came down Monday having been notified of the serious illness of her brother, W W Hennen, and came down to be with her mother.

Rev John F Dayton, J H Dayton, C E Dayton and C M Dayton were at Lonaconing last Tuesday attending the Supreme Castle of the Mystic Chain, which held its session there this week.

Mrs John T Sincell returned home Tuesday night from Pittsburgh where she was called by the death of her mother a week or two ago. She was accompanied home by her sister, Miss Elsie, who will spend a while with her.

Miss Thekis Fundenberg, of Oakland, who accompanied by Mrs Beall of this city, recently completed a tour of several months in Panama, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Cuba, has returned. She rejoined her mother, Mrs E Fundenberg, at Washington, where the latter had spent the winter, and both went to their Oakland home. Cumb Press of 20.

C F Bashore, who has been Supt at Shaw for Big Vein Coal Co and made his home in Keyser, going to and from his work everyday on the Western Maryland RR has been appointed Supt of the mines of the Davis Coal and Coke Co, at Thomas. He will assume his duties there June 1, and will move his family about the middle of the month.

Mrs Michael Dugan is visiting her daughter at Fairmont.

Mrs J M Wolfe spent Tuesday in Cumberland with friends.

R A Sliger was up near Terra Alta last Tuesday and caught a fine string of trout.

Atty. Wm MacDonald was at Elkins Tues and Wed on legal business.

Paul Davis has gone to Morgantown where he has accepted a position at the bank

E J Woolf, who was at Oakland to see his father, who is sick, returned Tuesday.

John J Idleman and son, Jesse, of Scherr, Grant county, were in town Tuesday night on business.

Frank Evans, well known to many of our Keyser readers remains very sick at his home at Martin.

Capt John Carr and sister, Miss Emma, was at Terra Alta Tuesday attending a funeral of a friend.

E B Reynolds was at Fairmont Mon and Tues to see his uncle , Mr W W Hennen, who is seriously ill.

Rev R G Hammond has gone to Indianapolis Ind, to see his brother who has been dangerously for some weeks.

Mr and Mrs W L Trenton and children spent Sunday with Mr and Mrs Abe Lawton, East Main St, Midland.

Jesse Merrill, of Midland, a B&O RR Brakeman, ill with typhoid fever at the Hoffman hospital is improving.

Mrs F C Reynolds went to Fairmont Tuesday to see her uncle, Mr W W Hennen, who is in the hospital there.

C L Bane, of Elk Garden, stopped off here last Sunday night on his way home from a business trip to Cumberland.

Mr and Mrs Arthur Whipp, of near Beaver Run, attending the graduating exercises at the Hoffman hospital Tuesday night.

Miss Mildred Wright returned home latter part of last week from Adamston W Va, where she taught school the past term.

Thomas B Newhouse, the Blacksmith of Old Fields, who is well known to many of our readers, is reported very sick at his home.

Mr W H Parrill, of near the Fountain, went up to Blaine last Saturday and spent a couple days at the home of his niece , Mrs Blanche Wilson.

Mrs Blanche Owens and little daughter, of Shepherdstown , who have been spending a week here with relatives , returned home Wednesday.

Mrs J P Carder, of Grafton, returned home Monday after a short visit with relatives here. She was accompanied home by her mother, Mrs J G Wolfe, who will spend a few weeks with her.

Mr J W Markwood, of near Ridgeville, has been spending a few days in town this week with his daughter, Mrs Ben H Grayson, whose husband is very sick in the hospital at Cumberland. The last report from him was more favorable for his recovery, although he has been very low.

W S Secrist, of the S&T Hardware Co, has been confined to his home the past week or two nursing a very sore leg, caused by some rotten plank in a platform breaking through with him and skinning his shins, which has given him a great deal of trouble and necessitated the attention of a doctor.

Olin Hoffman Jr, of Thomas, who has been attending the Prep school here, went to Baltimore Wednesday to enter a hospital for treatment of one of his legs which were injured a year or two ago while practicing in the gymnasium. The limb has troubled him ever since and he hopes by special treatment to get rid of the trouble.

Mr and Mrs F M Brown, of Headsville, were in town last Friday. They came over to see their little grand child, the baby of their son Frank. It has been very ill for a few days, but is much better. Mrs Brown returned home on the ninth from an extended visit to relatives over about her old home in Rockingham county, Va.

W W Hennen, of Deer Park, a former resident of Keyser, and a well known B&O engineer on the grade, is critically ill in a hospital in Fairmont. He went to a hospital there last Saturday and was operated on for stomach trouble, which developed the fact that he had a very serious trouble and the relatives were telegraphed for immediately. Since that time he has been lying at the point of death. Mr Hennen's a son of Mrs Justina Hennen, who makes her home with her daughter, Mrs Judge F M Reynolds, and also a brother of Mrs Obed Babb, of Martin.

Mrs Mary Lambert has moved to Newburg.

Mrs Ned Mellor is ill at her home at 94 Main street.

Rex Offutt and wife have gone to Fairmont on a visit.

Mrs F G Davis paid Cumberland a visit Wednesday.

Miss Lillian Ravenscraft, of McCoole, is visiting her aunt at Blaine.

Mrs J R McMasters, of Wheeling, is visiting Mrs J H Markwood.

Mrs Vincent McNemar, of Grant county, was in Keyser Wednesday.

Mr and Mrs Chas E Jackson moved from Davis back to Keyser this week

Mrs Charles Spotts of Sharpless street was shopping in Cumberland Monday

Mr H G Steorts is moving his family to their summer home in McCoole Md this week

Mrs E M Pancake and Mrs Arthur P Brown paid Cumberland a visit last Wednesday

Miss Clementine Wafer, of Davis, is the guest of Mrs Louis McKee, of Gilmore street

C F Rice, of Brunswick, who has been spending a few days here with relatives, went home yesterday

Thos P Douglass of Cumberland came up yesterday to spend a day or two with his brother, A V Douglass

Mr and Mrs Herman Stewart and son, of Virginia, arrived Wednesday on a visit to relatives and friends here.

Misses Wayne Welton, Lee Harness, and Geraldine Welton of Petersburg are visiting friends and relatives here..

Mrs Roy Ravenscraft and daughter, Madge, of Wheeling, spent from Monday until Thursday with relatives here.

Mrs John W Arnold was called to Winchester, Va, Wednesday by the critical illness of her sister, Mrs Maria Kirkpatrick.

Mrs David L Cassady, of Williamsport, has gone to a hospital at Baltimore for treatment, She was accompanied by her physician, Dr Fisher.

Yesterday, Mrs F M Reynolds and Mrs Obed Babb, sisters, started to see their brother , W W Hennen, F C Reynolds accompanied his mother and aunt

Rev J H Brunk, now of Harrisonburg Va, stopped off here Tuesday night on his way home from the general conference of his church, which was held at Decatur, Ill.

Miss Bessie Kerns, of Winchester Va, who has been visiting at Elkins, stopped off here Wednesday for a short visit with Mrs T W Chapman on her way home.

Ex Mayor E Clay Timanus and wife of Baltimore passed through Keyser Wed on route to Grant county, where Mrs Timanus will spend the summer

Miss Ruth Michael, a student at Powhatan College, Charles Town W Va, returned home yesterday afternoon to spend the summer with her parents

Mr and Mrs M R Hamill went to Keyser on Sat to visit among their friends

Mr G Semmes Hamill, of Oakland, was quite painfully injured Monday afternoon when he attempted to crank an automobile when it back fired and the consequent sudden and unexpected jerking of the crank tore the ligaments in his arm which has rendered that member quite useless ever since. Oakland Republican of 22nd.


  The public is cordially invited to our Children's Day Exercises at 10 am June 1st.. >M H Keen, P C


Last Wed morning David, the little grandson of Mr and Mrs F E Hutchinson, had a narrow escape from a serious accident. He got out of bed, and as usual, came downstairs to get his grandmothers assist him in dressing, and not finding her in the house he began playing with the fire and stuck the tassel of his bathrobe in the blaze, and when it began to burn he became frightened and ran about the house screaming, which attracted his grandmother, and she with the assistance of Mrs E V Romig, who chanced to come in , soon put the fire out , but not before the little fellow was severely burned about the body. Mrs Hutchinson also burned her hands painfully. A doctor who was sent for and the wounds were dressed and although the burns are painful there is no serious damage.


Miss Emma Stallings is at Medley nursing a typhoid fever case.

The Calendar Coterie was pleasantly entertained yesterday by Mrs James Thornton Carskadon.

George Thrush has sold his property on south Main street to Isaac P Davy and expects to move to Cumberland

White goods all new make for spring. Don't fail to see them at I M Long's.

Mrs Isabell Lake, of Parsons, died Fri evening May 16th of paralysis. She was 62 yrs of age had only been ill for s short while. Interment at Parsons.

There will be a supper known as "A Pink Mysterious Supper" held in the Gaston building, Main street, Tues May 27th, by the Young Girls Missionary Society of the Grace M E Church, South.

Carskadon wants all your trade. Always pays highest prices for everything.

The fire company closed their street fair Wed night . J A Glaze packed up his amusement outfit and left for other points. They did fairly well during the fair, the fire company realizing something over $200 as their share of the receipts.

H L Wagoner, a foreman contractor for W A Liller, Wed while at work on the fire escapes putting up at the Keyser public school building fell from a ladder a distance of some 20 feet and was severely injured sustaining a sprained ankle and a bad shaking up.


  The graduating exercises of the Hoffman Hospital Training School for Nurses took place last Tues evening at the High School auditorium, and was very largely attended. McIlwee's Orchestra rendered an excellent program, which together with the excellent address to the class by the Rev M H Keen gave an exceedingly pleasant evenings entertained to those who attended.

  The graduates this year were Misses Pearl Lash Christy, Annie E Walsh, and Tempie Virginia Smith.

  Following the exercises at the Hall a public reception was held at the Hospital.

  It is recognized to all who have observed the work done by the Hoffman hospital since its institution that has ever put into operation in all this section of the country. Its benefits and very sufficient service cannot be estimated. It is a matter, also of importance to note, that those competent to judge give it credit for graduating as competent and as well equipped nurses as come from any institution in this country. Those in charge deserve a great deal of credit for the success of this hospital.


  Lindsey Campbell, 17 yrs old, a miner employed by the Masteller Coal Co, son of Mr and Mrs Robert Campbell, of Deer Park Md, was caught under a fall of stone and slate while at work in the four foot vein last week and severely squeezed and painfully injured about the back and hips. No bones were broken and no serious results are looked for.

  Miss Mary Hudson, trained nurse of Cumberland, is nursing Mrs Kemp, wife of DR Kemp, who has been critically ill with typhoid fever at her home at this place.


  Dr R M Bell has been appointed by the county board of health to take charge of the smallpox situation. He held a like position two months last winter. A case or two of the disease have appeared at Blaine and a couple of other places near there.


  Mr and Mrs J H Markwood, will hold a reception at their home on Mineral street on May 23rd from 8 to 11 o'clock pm, to which they most cordially invite all of their friends. May 23, 1887-May 23, 1913. No special invitations.


  The ancestral estate of Prince Chan is held in trust until the night of the Feast of the Little Lanterns, which it shall be given over to any two surviving children. The plot plays about the sorrow of Princess Chan who having lost her brother and sister when they were all children at play, fears losing her home; and her joy when it is saved for her.

  The first act opens with the celebration of the Feast of the Little Lanterns, various legends being woven into the text of the songs. The Governess who would regulate the laws of China and the maid who adores the Princess cause some amusement. The attendants of the Princess to take her mind from her sorrow, bring in as a surprise a juggler girl, who pleases them mighty until summoned to the place. The Princess is then left alone with her maids, sorrowing.

  In the second act the Princess is still lamenting. The attendants rush in with Wee Ling, the maid caught in mischief, after which the juggler girl rushes in with the amusement that the sister of the Princess Chan is alive and near, and orders that every place be searched. In searching the garden for her the little maid finds a locket which the juggler maid claims as her own, in which is found the half of a coin which exactly matches the one worn by the Princess. The recognize each other as sisters, and are overjoyed that the home shall continue to be theirs. The Feast of the Little Lanterns is progressing with great gaiety as the curtain falls.


Princess Chan, a Chinese Heiress-Viola Wildermann

Wee Ling, maid to the Princess-Katherine Chrisman

Ow Long, Governess to the Princess-Helen Pownall

Mai Hu, a Juggler Maid-Julia Wright


  A garden of the Princess, hung with Japanese lanterns in the celebration of the Feast of the Little Lanterns.


  "Nick" Sunshine, the young Italian of this city who was last Wed arrested in this city connected with the Sprinkle jewelry store robbery and who was yesterday given a hearing before Justice Humbird, was held in the sum of $250 bail for the action of the grand jury, on a charge of receiving stolen goods. The case was prosecuted by State Atty Frank A Perdew. Sunshine was defended by Atty J P Roman&ldots;.

  The trial lasted for nearly an hour, during which time Sunshine was examined and cross examined. He stated that he was given the stolen articles found in his possession by Albert Rexrode, now in the Keyser W Va jail awaiting trial for robbery, to keep for him, but previously admitted that he was advised to sell the articles by Rexrode. In his testimony Sunshine was much confused and could not give a clear account of how the articles came into his possession. Cumb News


  License to marry were granted at Cumberland to the following :

  May 19-David Thomas Rayner, of Gilmore Md, and Gertrude Wagner, of Lonaconing

  May 21-Henry H Rose and Zettie V Hamrick, both of Mill Point, W Va

  James Wm Croston, of Slanesville W Va, and Virginia E Baker, of North River Mills, W Va

  Joseph Scott O'Brian and Lula See, both of Cumberland

  Wesley H Dawson, of Clarksburg, and Helen C Rhind, of Cumberland

  Charles G Rowen and Agnes F Reidler, of Cumberland

  May 22-Hiram Elbert Montgomery, of Sewell W Va, and Estella May Shanholtz, of Slainsville W Va

  Carel Frederick Zimmeria and Clara Schlund, both of Cumberland


  Contractor W A Liller has commenced work on fire escapes at the public school buildings. A large steel runway will be extended from one building to the other at the second floor, and at either end a ground landing will be made. At the high school building a iron stairway will lead from the third story to the runway. The plan of the runway is to allow the school children in case they are cut off by fire in either building from the stairways to pass over to the other building.


Mr J A Streets of Laurel Dale was a business visitor here Saturday

Mr and Mrs J H Endler and son, Charles, of Stony River, were here visiting relatives last week

Mr T T Smith of near Slanesville was the guest of friends several days recently

Mr Earl Duling and his bride left for their home at Junior last Monday

Mr Steve Davis, of Morgantown is here superintending the opening of a coal mine on Mr S R Duling's farm. He is looking for some capitalists today, Wednesday

Mr Ed Ebert, of Scherr, was the guest of Mrs Minnie Duling last Sunday

Mr O D Harris, of Oakmont, was at Emoryville in the interest of coal Tuesday. We understand he is going to make a new drift there preparatory to shipping coal. This don't speak bad for "free coal"

Mr W W Rogers, of Blaine, was the guest of friends here last Sunday

Roadworking is the order of the day here at present. More improvements have been made this year than for a long time. Wm Schwinabart is supervisor.

The smallpox scare is with us again, and some predict a general spread of the disease, as there is a case in Elk Garden. A man by the name of Rhodes was sick several days before he was quarantined

A man, we think is from Grant county, was here trying to buy wool. He was offering 17 ½ c per pound. We have not heard of anyone selling. We suppose he is working for the benefit of the producer. Often when self interest is in view, we have many large hearted men.



Sur D G Martin returned Monday evening from near Bayard, Grant county, where he has been doing some work. He also did some work Tues near Martin.

Mrs L J Mott, who has been visiting at Chicago Junction, Ohio, for the last three weeks, returned home yesterday.

Misses Catherine Grayson, Anna Feaster and Beulah Likin visited in Keyser a few days last week.

G M Martin went to Chicago Junction Ohio last week.

Last Sat morning, May 17, Mrs Angeline Harrison departed this life, aged 79 yrs. She had been ill for only four days. Her funeral was held in the church Sunday by her pastor, Rev George Burgess. Interment in the Davis cemetery. "Aunt Angie" as she was well and favorably known by her friends, has been a resident of our village for the past number of years and will be greatly misses. She leaves two brothers, James Dye, who has been living with her since she was left a widow about five years ago, and John Dye of Keyser.

Mrs Mary Likin, a very old lady, who has made her home with Sherman Likin for the last two years, died Monday, the 19th. Funeral Tues at the Knobley church, near Martin, Grant County, by Rev Frank Roberts. Interment at the church.



  The second examination of the season will be held in the study hall of the Preparatory school Thurs and Fri , June 12 and 13th, beginning the first morning promptly at 8 o'clock. Applicants from other counties must have permits from their county superintendent. An inquiry concerning the examination will be promptly answered.

Richard W Thrush, Co Supt


  Mrs J W Harper, whose husband is an engineman on the Western Maryland railway, died yesterday at her home at Ridgeley, opposite Cumberland, of tuberculosis of the throat aged 23 years. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter and one brother, N L Bovey, and four sisters, Misses Pearl and Hattie Bovey and Mrs Stewart McDonald and Bernard Grubb all of Martinsburg W Va. Cumb News of 22nd


  Two good Jersey Cow; one 5 and the other 3 years old; good milkers; both will be fresh in July or Aug. Aplly to R D Boswell, B&O Oil House, or T F Boswell, 49 D street.

Philippi W Va

  Marguerite Virginia, aged four years, daughter of S D Felton, died from scalds, having fallen into a tub of boiling water while playing.


Judge of Circuit Court-F M Reynold
Clerk of Circuit Court-J V Bell
Clerk County Court-J V Bell
Prosecuting Attorney-Arthur Arnold
Sheriff-L O Davis
Supt Free Schools-R W Thrush
County Surveyor-E B Stagg
Assessor-A H Metcalf
Commissioners-Dr T A Cross, Robert H Dayton and J R Bane

Sessions of Court-

Third Tuesday In January
Third Tuesday in April
Fourth Tuesday in July
Third Tuesday in Oct
County Court-
First Tuesday in Jan
First Tuesday in April
Second Tuesday in June
Second Tues in September
J V Bell, Clerk

Municipal-Keyser W Va

Mayor-F H Babb
Recorder-H D Arnold
Chief of Police-F G Davis
Councilmen-J H Markwood, H G Steorts, A J Keenan, S N Moore, A J Boor.










Press Petersburg of 15th

  An infant child of Mr and Mrs C A Bergdoll was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery Sunday.

 Hunter Harness, of Keyser, is here visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs Marshall Harness.

  E M Plauger is badly crippled up as a result of being thrown from a wagon recently when the horse that was hitched to it ran off

  George Sprankle and wife, of Ohio, spent a few days visiting their cousin, Chas W Hott, near town Mr and Mrs Sprankle were recently married, and were on their wedding tour, having visited Washington and other cities before coming here. They left Wednesday morning for their home.


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


  Warren Pa

  John Oliver, of Chicago, a wealthy landowner of W Va and Pennsylvania, who disappeared 12 years ago, while suffering from mental trouble, regained his memory yesterday after an accident in a sand plant at Torpedo, near here. He is in the hospital here awaiting the arrival of a brother from Chicago.

  Oliver said he owned 120 building lots near Wheeling W Va, and had valuable mineral land in the vicinity of Lancaster Pa. A telegram to his brother in Chicago by the County Commissioners brought a prompt reply and confirmation of the man's story.


Moorefield Examiner of 15th

Miss Bettie and Fillie Welton, who have been visiting in Baltimore for some time returned to their home Tuesday.

Mrs E P Brown, who is well known to our readers, is reported very ill at her home near Baltimore

J S Gamble has begun the work of excavating for the foundation of his new home on Washington street.

Mrs Courtney Wilson, of Gormania, arrived last week on a visit to her parents, Mr and Mrs A V Wilson

Dr and Mrs F M Wright, of Burlington, spent Sunday with relatives here. The came up in the doctors new auto

Mrs W S Cunningham and son Joe left last week for a two weeks visit to Mrs Cunningham's mother at Wardensville.

Miss Ellen Kuykendall left Monday morning for Fisherville, Va, where she will make an extended visit to her sister , Mrs Hannan.

Le Hew Woop, who is attending Union Theological Seminary at Richmond Va, arrived here last Friday to spend the week with home folks. He will fill a charge in Alleghany during the summer months.

Mrs Eli Seldon and children of Youngwood Pa, arrived here this week and will spend several months with relatives in this county.

Mr and Mrs Robt Kuykendall left Monday for Baltimore, where they had an operation performed upon the throat of their daughter Amanda. The little one is getting along nicely

After a lingering and painful illness marked by serene Christian fortitude, Mrs Sallie Chipley, died Monday morning at her home in this city, age 75 years. The deceased is survived by a husband and two sons, Messrs J D and J Ed Chipley, both of this place.


There are rhymes of milk and honey,
There are rhymers old and gray;
There are bards who have no money
Cept' they make it just this way.
But beside a winding river
Where the weeping willows wave
We will bury Sammy Kiser
In a vast and wandering grave.

Mass, Mary, Penn and Del,
Each may seem a Fairyland to the folks this side of h-l
But I dropped the tallow candle
In the river by the handle.
W-E-S-T V-I-R-
You can guess the "ginia" and so
All together sing yer, O.
Your grand five hundred plunks!

There is one place of all places
On the map it is not shown,
Where the folks have wrinkled faces-
Nothing left but skin and bone
Where at night time or at day time
Not a soul grows any wiser
All because they have no playtime
Reading poems by Sammy Kiser

Col, Minn, Me, New York, and Conn
Over you I've never "put one"
But I lost the darned old candle
Cause it burnt down to the handle
W-E-S-T- V-I-R-
You can guess the "ginia"
And so all together sing yer, Oh
You grand five hundred bucks!

Oh the Yankee lean and lanky
Is a hard ole chap to fool
E'en the poor benighted plow boy
Is too many for my school
I couldn't put this ditty
Over a dixie lad
But the soft ole W Va
Will come across-and glad

Cal, Ind, Tex, Ute, and Tenn
Oke and Mont sing the lay of a hen
But I dropped my tallow candle
So the water'd wash the handle
W-E-S-T- V-I-R-
You can guess the "ginia"
If theres anything within yer,
You grand five hundred wheels!

Leslie Bayliss



  Albert Robinette, a painter 53 Dilley Alley, this city, was killed yesterday afternoon at 3:35 o'clock in the wreck of extra east bound freight train No 101 on the Western Maryland Railway, on the W Va division, at a point between Neff and Chaffee.

  His body was brought to Cumberland last night and taken to the Stein undertaking rooms. Robinette's neck was broken. His body was little mutilated. His brother, Marion D Robinette, who resides with their mother, Mrs Alvira Robinette, 80 Goethe street, was with him at the time of the accident, but he escaped injury. He accompanied the body to this city. The brothers were returning from a point in W Va , where they had been employed at painting stacks. They were riding in a gondola.

  Oscar DeBerry, of Hubbard W Va, was with them. He was caught in the wreck, but escaped with a sprained wrist and was able to go to his home. A justice of the peace at Blaine W Va acting as coroner, took charge of the body.

  Eight loaded cars coming right after the middle of the train, were wrecked. Officials of the road could not say last night as to what caused the wreck, pending an investigation.

  The track was closed over six hours and passengers of trains No's 3 and 4 were transferred. Two wrecking crews were employed to get matters right.

  Robinette was a well known young man especially about Queen City pavement, right off which was his home. He is survived by his wife, a daughter of Samuel E Shields, 126 Walnut street, and five children, the eldest boy of 17 years. He was a son of the late Daniel Robinette.-Cumb News of 17th


Huntington W Va

  The 31st annual encampment of the W Va Department of the Grand Army of the Republican convened here today with more than 2000 veterans in attendance. A resolution rejecting the monument presented to the grand army of the republic by William Seymour Edwards, of Charleston, and placed on the state house ground, was adopted. The veterans objected to the figure of the mountain hunter on the monument and demanded that it be removed and its place be erected a monument to the men who fought on the union side and helped to save W Va to the union.

  Mayor Chapman delivered an address of welcome to the to the visitors and the response was by Gen E A Billingslea, of Fairmont, department commander of W Va. Business meetings were held in the afternoon at which reports were received from committees and various post commanders. More than 100 ladies are attending the meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps, an auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic. A memorial service is held tonight.


  As Commissioner of Accounts, I have in my hands for settlement the accounts of the following fiduciaries:

Sarah E Boseley, Administratrix of Thornton C Boseley, Deceased

A M Norman, Executor of the estate of E M Norman, Dec.

Margaret E Weaver, Guardian for Joseph C Weaver

John Schriber, Adm of John White, Dec

W C Grimes, Adm of Henry Shea, Dec

C C Seymour, Exec of the estate of Margaret McNeill, Dec

Bessie A Stonebraker, Admtx of Geo T Stonebraker, Dec

Given under my hand this 22nd day of May 1913.

R A Welch, Com of Accounts


  Remaining unclaimed at the post office at Keyser W Va week ending May 22, 1913:

  Mrs Mollie Moreland, Miss Sallie Reel, Jennie Shear, Mrs Anna Stemple, Mrs Dr Wolfe, R E Bryan, J G Lukens, Luther Messick, Chas Rudolph, Chas Shoemaker, Chas Smith.



  George Gocke, store manager of the Rosemont Coal Co's store at Rosemont, dropped dead on the steps of the Rutter boarding house at Rosemont at 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning as he was going from his bed room in the store to the boarding house foe breakfast. Heart trouble caused his sudden death. News from his death was a very painful shock to relatives and friends, as he had been in the best of health and had never been afflicted with heart trouble.

  Mr Gocke was 54 years of age, and he is survived by three sons and three daughters. His wife died three months ago. Several brothers and sisters also survive. The brothers are: Thomas W, of Piedmont, J B of Zanesville Ohio, Vincent E, a well known and successful coal operator, residing here. The sisters are, Mrs J E Mattingly, of Morgantown, Mrs Mary A Walter, of Grafton, and Mrs Katherine Riley, of Milan O.

The funeral and burial will be at Mr Gocke's former home at Howesville, but the time depends upon word from J B Gocke, a brother, who is now in California on business.


We have had an abundance of rain the past week and now all vegetation is flourishing. This week our farmers are planting their corn.

Wayman Kitzmiller is around this week with his shearing machine clipping sheep. He surely does nice work, much nicer than anyone can do with shears.

Last Sunday Rev Mr Wood, a student from the U T Seminary at Richmond Va, delivered his first sermon at Rehoboth church, he has come to preach for us during his summer vacation. Our good friend Capt William R Messick, who is visiting his son, Rev L C Messick, of Elk Garden, spent a couple days with us the first of the week. The Capt served in Company B, 7th Va, Cavalry C S A from the beginning of the war until September 1864, when in a fight in Prince George county, on the James River, in Wade Hampton's Cattle Raid, he lost his right arm.-Come again Capt. We always tip our hat to an old soldier of the sixties whether he wore the gray or the blue.

BORN-May 17, 1913, to Mr and Mrs Minor Cooper, a daughter. No-13

BORN-May 10, 1913 to Mr and Mrs Bantz Aronholt-No 1

Uncle John

The "Wilson Waggle" is said to be the latest walk in Washington, but this is the first time we ever heard of the President waggling or wobbling on anything.



  Judge Sam D Littlepage of the Kanawha Circuit Court today refused to issue an injunction up on the petition of the Chesapeake and Ohio RR to restrain and inhibit Atty General A A Lilly and Pros Atty Thomas C Townsend from enforcing the penal provisions of the W Va statute enacted at the recent session of the state legislature prohibiting railroads in the state from owning stock in competing lines. The new law went in to effect several days ago and is one of the most drastic measures affecting railroads passed in recent years.

  It prohibits officers directors, representatives, agents or atty's of any railroad company to act or serve as president , director or general executive officer of any kind of railroad company, owning, controlling or interested in any competing line.



  Pursuant to the provisions of Sect 6 or Chapt 89 of the Legislature of W Va passed at the 1913 session, incorporating the City of Keyser, notice is hereby given on Wednesday, May 21, 1913, the Council of the Town of Keyser met in the Council Chamber and canvassed the returns from all the polling precincts in the City of Keyser at the Primary Election held there on Tuesday, the 20th day of May, 1913, for the nominations for candidates for the office of Mayor and Councilmen for said city. The result of said Primary Election was as follows: F H Babb, the only candidate for Mayor, received 388 votes, and for Councilmen, A J Boor, 122 votes; George T Carskadon, 136 votes; Warren Harr, 205 votes; A J Keenan, 220 votes; J E Leps, 67 votes; W W Long, 146 votes; I H Offner, 92 votes; E V Romig, 192 votes; H G Steorts, 200 votes; T H Wagoner, 26 votes and R M Workman, 81 votes. F H Babb was therefor returned as the candidate selected at said Primary for the office of Mayor, and George T Carskadon, Warren Harr, A J Keenan, W W Long, E V Romig and H G Steorts, the six candidates that received the highest number of votes for Councilmen, to be voted for at the general municipal election to be held on the 3rd day of June, 1913.

F H Babb, Mayor

H L Arnold, Recorder


  The annual banquet of the W V P Glee Club was held last night at the Hotel Delicatessen. Not having been honored with an invitation and having no report except the menu card, we are unable to give you anything but the "Menu" and "Toasts". However, I suppose it was a pleasant affair.


Iced Pineapple, Olives, Radishes, Gherkins, Spring Chicken, French Peas, New Potatoes, Lettuce and Tomatoes with Mayonnaise, Block Cream, Strawberries, Almond Macaroons, Lady Fingers, Pound Cake, Fruit Punch, Coffee, Cigars


Toastmaster, Prof J W Stayman

Marshall Carrier, "Our Orchestra"

Robert Armstrong "Troubles of a Financial Manager"

Donald Cunningham, "Glee Club Girls"

Claudius Terrell, "Outlook for New Year"

Joseph Spicer, "How it Feels to be on the Stage"

Geo N Blair, "Girls I Met on the Trip"

Harry Carskadon, "How it Feels to Play N-"

Raymond Lowry, "In the Harum of King Cacanut"

Clifton E Gurd, "Our Director"

E F VanDyke, "A Parting Word"

Isles Saxophone Orchestra


  News was received in Winchester today from Baltimore to the effect that the committee of appeals of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, at Nashville Tenn, have reversed the decision of the trial committee of the Baltimore annual conference, which found Rev W H H Joyce guilty of immorality, and has remanded the case to the investigating committee. This action restores him to the membership and ministry of the church When the verdict was returned by the trial committee, Bishop Collins Denny, who presided, removed Mr Joyce from the ministry and put him out of the church. There were many protests at the "severity of the penalty" Rev Mr Joyce carried his case to the committee of appeals at Nashville. After a full hearing of the facts the committee on Wednesday night announced the decision It was unanimous. The trial of Mr Joyce attracted great attention. He was accused of immorality in writing a letter, containing many "terms of endearment" to a married woman of his congregation at his Roanoke Va, church. Rev Mr Joyce was for several years pastor at Braddock street Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of Winchester. In fact, he was one of the most popular clergymen ever sent to the Winchester charge, and while here he made a host of friends many of whom have stuck him loyally during the embarrassment through which he had passed. Now that the board of appeals has acted in the matter and ordered it back to the investigating committee in Roanoke, it is probable that the case will be reopened and tried again. Winchester Star.



  A peculiar case came to light here yesterday, when the U S Marshals office received a bill for an operation performed on John W Kimble, a moonshiner, who was sentenced to 6 months in the Grant county jail for making illicit whiskey. Soon after Kimble arrived at the jail, an abnormal growth appeared in his pelvis regions. After an examination by the local physician it was decided that an operation was necessary to save the life of Kimble. He was accordingly removed to the hospital at Martinsburg, where the operation was performed by Dr T K Oats.

  Kimble was taken from the hospital back to the Grant county jail. All was serene in the case until the bill of Dr Oats which amounted to $200 was sent to the Marshals office in this city. The Federal authorities immediately got busy and sought to find out what authority Kimble have been removed to Martinsburg and given the services of a high priced physician to remove the growth which it was said was endangering his life.

  Although Kimble is said to be entirely recovered, the case is not finished by any means. Dr Oats declared he performed the operation in good faith, after being engaged by the proper authorities, and that he expects to get his money. Kimble says he has no money, and cannot be expected to pay for the operation even if he had, as he was a prisoner of Uncle Sam's, and while he had not contracted the growth in the line of duty it appeared while he was a ward of the Federal Government.

  As it now stands it looks as though Dr Oats had his labor for nothing.


  The following accounts are before me for settlement:

  Mary Dampsey, Adm of Leo Dempsey, Dec.

  Mary Dempsey, Adm of James Dempsey, Dec

  C M Thrasher, Guardian of Sarah E McMaster, William McMaster, Infants of Robert McMaster

  These accounts will be taken up and settled as required by law.

  Wm Mac Donald, Commissioner of Accounts

  The town was named CHARLES TOWN (two distinct words) at birth, is named Charles Town now, was so declared by the U S Commission on Geographic Names some years ago, and so designated by the U S Post Office Department. If our exchanges, and especially the Baltimore Sun, would so designate our fast growing city it would be but a just courtesy and would aid materially in preventing miscarriage of mail, express and freight matters. Spirit of Jefferson.


Mrs E C Taylor spent from Friday until Monday with relatives in Keyser

Mr G C Mathias and Mrs Hannah Brienig, Old Fields, were among relatives Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Mollie Whiteman is visiting in Romney

Rev Willhite was among friends last Monday and Tuesday.

Messrs S A Clinedinst and Harry Cheshire were in Cumberland last Friday

Miss Florence Cheshire is visiting at Stone House

Mr and Mrs Arthur Whipp attended the graduating exercises of nurses of the Hoffman Hospital Tuesday evening.

Mr J H Fleming, of Dayton Va, spent Sunday with friends.

Mr and Mrs B T Racey and Miss Mollie Whiteman, of Romney, were visiting here Tuesday afternoon.

Messrs Armond Rogers and Paul Greenwalt, of Purgittsville, were among friends here Sunday.




  A large automobile occupied by J W Lewis and two sisters, of Bluemont, and two brothers named Hatcher, of Plains, Va. Ran off the Winchester- Bluemont turnpike and plunged down an embankment last night two miles east of Berryville, where they had spent the day.

  One of the women was badly gashed in the face, several of her teeth being knocked out, and she also sustained serious bruises. One of the Hatcher brothers was badly cut and bruised, and a finger nail was torn off. The others suffered severe bruises and nervous shock.

  All were carried to Berryville and given medical attention, being later conveyed to Bluemont.


  W Va suffragettes contemplate boycotting the W Va semi-centennial celebration to be held at Wheeling June 15-21, because an announcement in the official program that burlesque the cause of which they are fighting. The announcement is that the big scream of the week will be the rubberneck suffragette parade. Dr Harriet Jones, leader of the movement of Wheeling, declares the semi-centennial management has insulted W Va womanhood and must apologize.


  Miss Elsie Hyde, a public school teacher, was thrown from her buggy Sunday night Her head struck a large stone, cutting a deep gash several inches long in her scalp. She was also bruised about the face and body. Prof Clay Overby, who was driving the team, had got out of the buggy to water the horse, which became frightened and ran off, upsetting the buggy.


Martinsburg W Va

Dr C E Clay, city health officer, raised the last smallpox quarantine and declared that the city was free of the disease. The quarantine was at the home of George Kitchen, and had been established for some time. Since the disease became prevalent in the city, there had been quite a number of cases, but no deaths occurred.

  Since the city has been declared free of this contagious disease, the people will breathe a sigh of belief, because it has done a great injury to business and caused much inconvenience to everybody.