JANUARY 24, 1913


  Jan 19 - Miss Lula Flanagan, teacher of the Mount Pleasant school, near Marlington W Va, was arrested for assault on a pupil, Ellis McKenney, aged 13 years, son of J V McKenney, who resisted her when she undertook to whip him, was discharged by Justice Smith. The boy's offense was putting off fire crackers in the school house yard. The verdict was applauded in court.


  There was a statement in the W VA Farmer, a paper published at Morgantown W Va, of the agricultural pursuits in this state which showed a decline in all of its pursuits, pretty much the same as appeared in the Tribune. I suppose it appeared in all of the publications throughout the entire state, and so far as I have noticed, not one has attempted to explain the difficulty. I should think the W VA Farmer and Grange Advocate could explain the difficulty or at least endeavor to do so. The fact in the case is the farmers are taxed out. This may seem strange to even some of the farmers but nevertheless it is true. To show why this is true will take considerable writing, which I will endeavor to do from time to time.
  Thirty to forty years ago wheat was one of the main crops in this state. Now we can observe that quite a number of farmers don't even attempt to raise enough for bread, contending it is better to buy flour. Why so? Years back a man or boy could take a grist of wheat on a horse and in a few hours be home with his flour, getting 38 pound of flour and 12 pounds of bran, the miller taking nine pounds of wheat for toll. That isn't the case now. Those mills have ceased to work. Let's name some of them: the Springfield mill; the Milleson's mill, tow miles below Springfield; the Parker mill, two miles farther up the South Branch; the Donaldson's mill, four miles north of Springfield in Greenspring Valley; Cresap's mill, across the river in Md; P B Long's mill, in Alaska; the Alaska Milling Co mill, of Alaska, and the Daniel's mill, of short Gap, making in all ten that are idle. What is the result? A farmer goes to Cumberland, to get flour in exchange for wheat; he gets 32 pounds of flour and twelve pounds of bran, the miller taking sixteen pounds for toll, or one pound more than one fourth of the wheat. What the Keyser mill or the Burlington mill takes for toll, I don't know, but presume they are on the same basis. The Romney mill does the same, so does the Level's Mill. William Taschenberger's mill, two miles form Patterson's Creek, on the Md side of the river, gives thirty-six pounds of flour and twelve pounds of bran. he has almost more trading than he can do. He doesn't attempt to buy wheat to grind. The Cumberland Milling Co, have tried to get him to join them in their rates. Nor is this all; if one goes to Cumberland to sell wheat - should he be so fortunate as to have some to sell - the millers will show him the Chicago, Milwaukee or Minneapolis quotations as their bid on his grain, and won't even offer him in addition the shipping rates which mean considerable. This being an older country than the west we cannot raise as much to the acre, but so far as quality is concerned, we can surpass them, besides their spring wheat is almost worthless for flour without a certain amount of winter wheat to go with it.
  This is not the only way the farmer is handicapped on his grain; if he has wheat to sell and is not close enough to market it with team, to ship it by railroad the freight is three times as much as it was thirty years ago.
  Again, in this country the land is old; even the best of it requires a stimulant to insure a good crop. this necessitates fertilizer to be used, which we will discuss the next writing.
  Busy Bee


  Messrs R Marsh Dean, H H Harrison, Supt of Mines; Reese Nethken and Dr P S Keim attended a Masonic raising and banquet at Thomas last Sat night.

  Quarterly meeting series were held at the Nethken Hill church last Sat and Sun.

  Rev L C Messick has been conducting a successful revival at Chaffee.

  Our general teamster, Perry Street, is suffering with dropsical affection, and was taken to the hospital at Davis the first of this week.

  Dr Hugh Strachan, of Blaine, vaccinated over 50 adults and children at Shaw. At the present writing there is only one case of smallpox at Shaw. A stitch in time, saves nine. Therefore get vaccinated.

  Women's suffrage was debated at the literary society last Thurs evening. Dr C Arnold, James Norman and Miss Mary Mason spoke on the affirmative, and Willie Cooper, Clarence D Umstot and Miss Nina Knabenshue on the negative. Decision two in favor of the negative, one for the affirmative.

  Dr P S Keim was appointed medical inspector of the schools in Elk District at the meeting of the board of education last Sat.

  Mr C H Bishoff, of Cross, attended the quarterly meeting at the Nethken Hill church.

  Considerable vaccination is being done among adults and the school children at Elk Garden.

  Supt R W Thrush, made a brief but pleasant visit to our schools last week. He will return in another week. He was carrying a highly successfully vaccinated arm.


  Mr Geo W Staggs is very poorly at this writing. Most of the time his mind is entirely gone and we have but little hopes of his recovery.

  Mr and Mrs Orie Noland from Paw Paw, were visiting Mrs Noland's sister, Mrs Edward Staggs, Mon and Tues.

  Miss Marie Wilson, from Moorefield, was visiting Misses Deelya and Edna Rogers last week.

  Mr H J Bailey had the misfortune of loosing one of his fine horses last week with colic. He bought a $200 horse from Mr J M Bright Mon.

  Misses Blanche Staggs and Ethel Steedman are spending this week with friends along the mountain.

  Mrs W E Staggs visited her niece, Mrs Tabitha Urice, Sun.

  Mr B G Bailey was calling at the Knobley View Farm Sun evening.

  Mrs Calvin Urice was calling on Mrs Thornton Fleek Sun.

  A number of people around here have been vaccinated and the majority of them have suffered worse from the vaccination than they would from the small pox. The writer thinks she would prefer the small pox to the vaccination.

  R U Y's.


  Dr J Oliver Lantz was at Cumberland on business last week.

  Mr Vest of Baltimore, was here in the interest of coal last Thurs. A Company in Baltimore has taken option on several thousand acres of coal along Abrams Creek south of here.

  R H Anderson of Emoryville, was calling on friends here last week.

  Rev J W Shockey and Mrs Shockey, of Nethken Hill, were calling on friends here last Tues.

  W R Nethken of Elk Garden, was here looking for beef cattle last week.

  "Bud" Endler of Stony River, was calling here on friends Sat and Sun.

  Prof D C Arnold, of Elk Garden, Dist Superintendent of Schools, was looking after the interest of our school here Mon.

  Misses Otie and Cora Ludwick visited Miss Mabel Neville, of Sulphur, last Sun.

  Misses Grace and Zennie Duling were visiting Mrs Gertie Miller, of Emoryville last Sat and Sun.

  Edgar Shillingburg is on the Petit Jury at Keyser, dealing out justice to those in need of it.

  Chas Barb was over in Hampshire Co last week on a fox chase and visited relatives. He helped bag a fox or two.

  J P Kitzmiller has been quite sick with Grippe, but is some better.

  Misses May, Maggie and Carrie Duling visited relatives at Paddy's Land last Sat and Sun.

  Gabe Nassar, the genial peddler, was here in interest of his profession Tues.

  It is not often we see of week of summer weather in Jan, but last week the thermometer registered above 60 degrees several days.


  Franklin W Va, Jan 6
  Died, Jan 3, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Samuel Simmons of Smith Creek.

  On Fri last, while coming from Horton to Riverton, Jack Compton, formerly of Va, lost his way and was found frozen to death on Senaca about one and one-half miles from camp 4. He was coming to Riverton to marry Miss Nettie, daughter of Harvey Lambert.

  Married on last Wed night at the Presbyterian Manse, by Rev C R lacy, Miss Ollie Moyers and John Murphy, both of this place.

  Our new county court, Green Sponaugle, Franklin District; Jacob Mitchell, Sugar Grove District; Sylvester Hoover, Bethel District; J G Judy, of Mill Run District; Lucien Ketterman of Union District; and Gilbert Calhoun, Circleville District, met Mon and organized electing Jacob Mitchell president.

  Guy Crigler, principal of the Petersburg High School; Ralph Hiner and Edwin Johnson of Randolph Macon Academy and M Harper Mauze, student of the Keyser High School, who spent the holidays with their parents, have returned to their work.

  Misses Myrlie Mauzy, Hazel Crigler, Roy Bowers and Denver Flemming are confined to their homes with sore throat.


  Piedmont W Va, Jan 20
  Wm Lee Russell Dunn, of Frostburg, and Hazel Wotring, of Cumberland, were married Mon, Jan 13, at the Southern Methodist parsonage Westernport, by Rev Henry W Wheeler.

  Frank Bell of this place was run over last Tues by a street car near Rees Station, having his foot cut off and being otherwise bruised.

  The following officers have been elected and installed by Lafayette lodge, No 3, Knights of Pythias, for the ensuing term: C C, T A Dixon; V C, George H P Williams; prelates, Frank Fisher; M of W, Geo M Wetler; K of R and S, E J Cheshire; M of F, J G Schramm; M of Ex, A J Clark; M at A, Paul H Goshorn; inside guard, John H Sisler; outside guard, W H Fredlock, trustees, T J Haywood; W H Fredlock and George M Miller.

  The representatives of the M C Lilly Co of Columbus, Ohio, will come from Pittsburg next Wed evening to meet the members of the uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias of this place, at Lafayette Lodge room to measure the Knights for their new uniforms, which have been selected.

  Mr George T Goshorn, Jr, of butler Pa, arrived here Sat and will spend a few days visiting his father, Postmaster G T Goshorn, and family.

  Mr Frank Coontz, who is ill with typhoid fever at the Hoffman hospital, Keyser, is reported to be very much improved.

  Mr Elkins Goshorn left a few days ago for Charleston, where he has a position during the session of the Legislature.

  William, the young son of Mr and Mrs Edward F Hies, died Mon afternoon, Jan 20, aged 1 year, and 6 months. The funeral took place Wed morning from the home, interment being made in the Cat* cemetery, Westernport.

  W C Bowden, of Keyser, spent Sun evening last visiting friends.

  Mr Joseph Gocke, who has been ill with typhoid fever in a hospital in Clarksburg, has so far recovered his health and he was able to return to his home here on Sat last.

  A N Parker has resigned position in the coating mill of the W VA Pulp and Paper Co at Luke, and Sat next will leave with his family on a visit to relatives in the State of Washington.


  The small pox scare is still with us as the accompanying communication will testify. No community can have a good small pox fest unless the doctors of said community get after each other with hammer and tongs, or technically speaking lancets and spatulas, in regard to whether the disease is small pox or chicken pox. The following letter is self explanatory and sounds very much like the Epistles that appeared in the Hampshire Review a few years ago when they had small pox at Augusta.
  To Whom It May concern:
  The malicious tongue of gossip has circulated the report that there is small pox in this community. Strange to say my medical opponent, who seems to have lost what little professional courtesy he ever had, corroborates this malicious report and thereby places a stigma on the community; throws mud, as it were, upon the fair escutcheon of Push Root.
  The facts in the case are simple and easy to belive, providing any one wishing to believe knows them. The facts are these: One day last week while I was making an important call up near Double Cribs, a man who has been a patient of mine since birth, was found to be complaining a little when he got up, so sent for me. As I was away my worthy medical opponent was called in and upon diagnosing the case gave out the report that it was small pox. Immediately upon hearing this report, I hitched up my good mare, Bess, and went upon Tar Kiln Ridge to see Mr Ike Inkling the patient in question. MR Inkling has been suffering with an itching between his shoulder blades on his arms for about six years and eight months. I have been doctoring him with Sulphur and lard all this time and expect to have him cured by March 1st. Any one having an itch on their person for this long a time will naturally get into the habit of scratching his back on the hat rack and door jam when in the house, and upon most anything that is solid when outdoors. The day before my worthy medical opponent was called , Ike was cutting wood in the hollow above his house. About three PM, he stopped for a drink of water and a scratch. Not noticing what he was scratching upon, he backed into a thorn bush and lacerated his epidermis severely. This is itself was a trifle compared to what Ike has gone through with. In 1894, while cutting wood he severed a toe form his left foot and walked five miles before it go dressed. Prompt action on my part saved him form an attack of ptomaine poisoning. But to return to Ike in the thorn bush, He worked until quitting time, when he went home and did up his chores. At supper he ate very heartily. Upon getting up next morning he was right much complaining and sent for me as stated above, with the result as stated above, My worthy medical opponent took an inventory of Ike's complaints and found the lacerations, caused by the thorn bush, on his back. This man who calls himself a licensed follower of Esculapius, immediately gave out the report that the disease in question was small pox, with the result that we all know. Business has been practically suspended. No one is traveling around except those who have vaccination certificates, and every one is scared.
 This letter is being published to restore confidence and establish tranquility in the community. I doubt if my worthy medical opponent ever saw a case of small pox. And for him to be running around over the country pronouncing every case of seven year itch, small pox, is preposterous. Be very careful about calling this quack in as I am a much better doctor than he is a physician.
  Yours for no small pox, I remain
  Very Truly Yours,
  Dr U R Wrong M D
  Last week a phone message was sent out here from the county seat saying that a ;party of jay-gawkers would be over on the train next morning to gawk at the jays. Word was sent along the line that this party of narrow gauge joy riders would be on the train and every body was requested to be out to be looked at. The agent all along the line had the scenery around the depots set so that it would look typical. The local color was place around on the platform to the best advantage. some of it was stood up beside the pile of empty chicken coops and some was set upon egg cases with large chews of hill side navy in their faces. Others were placed around on the platform whittling store boxes and taking it all in all it looked like a troupe rehearsing for the Old Homestead. Every thing was in readiness for the party when the train pulled in. IT pulled in on time, as usual, but alas the jay gawkers didn't come. Nothing has been heard form them since, so it is not known whether the weather or the small pox scared them off. Phone again folks, but be sure to come next time.
  The smallpox scare does not seem to have abated much. Rumor is rife, rare and ridiculous in her frequent reiterations in the regard to this malady in different sections. The phone lines are kept busy spreading the news. More can be heard about it a score of miles form the seat of complaint than can be heard at the pest house. The medical profession have become aroused and are vaccinating right and left. If one is right handed they vaccinate the left arm and if left handed they vaccinate e of the right. Some of them are getting mad at one another; so in order to become reconciled a meeting of the Grant-Hampshire-Hardy-Mineral Medical Assn has been called to meet at the Reynolds Hotel.
  The doctor who was ripped up the back in this column last week comes back at Dr Wrong, and gives his reason for pronouncing the case of Ike Inkling, smallpox. He writes as follows:
  To the Public:
  Those of you who read the morology, last week, written by a dziggetai calling himself a doctor, are respectfully asked to peruse this letter carefully before believing anything he told you. I was called out of bed about 8 am one morning week before last. and found awaiting me in the office a messenger from Mr Ike Inkling. I was told by the messenger that Mr Inkling was right much complaining and was covered with an eruption on the back; and from what the (the messenger) said I immediately diagnosed the case as smallpox. However, as the weather was very propitious, I decided to go up and see Ike. Upon my arrival I found him sitting in a rocking chair behind the stove in his shirt, sleeves, and stocking feet. Am giving these details so the reader can see that I am not trying to conceal anything.
  I made an examination and found that he was suffering with a sever pain in his epigastrium which caused a slight dyspnoea. He had several eruptions on his back which would indicate to anyone who knew the slightest thing about physiology, that he was suffering from a exaggerated attack of dyscrasia. Mrs Inkling was also slightly broken out. It is well known TO the medical profession that both dyspnoea are epicene so I gave very little thought or medicine to Mrs Inkling. After gathering all these symptoms there was not other course TO peruse than give both Ike and his wife a course of isopathic treatment, and call their cases smallpox. No reputable physician could have done otherwise.
  I am maligned for letting people know that Ike had smallpox. What was I to do? Let the neighbors run in and spread the disease all over the community? Wouldn't I have been censored very much more by the people and possibly by the grand jury had I kept quiet?
  These are questions I ask you, as well as that so called Dr Wrong.
  Dr Wrong possibly has had plenty of experience with both seven year and transient itch, but he is sadly lacking when it comes to diagnosing smallpox, or any other disease other that those treated with rhubarb and jallop. I have within the past year graduated in medicine, and have one of the most beautiful diplomas ever sent out by the parcels Post correspondence School of Medicine. This diploma is hanging in my office where it can be seen by all who enter. If any one doubts that I am a doctor, I invite you to look at the sign on my office door. If it doesn't have M D on it, then I can't read.
  I haven't seen Mr Inkling since my opponent pronounced his trouble septomus annus itchibuss, but suppose he was bled about three pints and a slippery elm poultice put on his patella. He used this remedy for everything except spinal meningitis, and ring worm. Fro these he uses blue mass pills about the size of pigeon eggs. In this brief communication i hope I have made myself clear and have cast aside all doubts as to whether Ike Inkling has smallpox or not.
  Yours for smallpox,
  Dr H L Meopath M D
  Not one out here seems TO be able to learn who they have confined in the pest house. When anyone who should know, is asked, the answer is invariably "Somebody from Piedmont" or "Somebody from the Tannery or Somebody from first one than another. The "Somebody" family seems to be a very large and sorely afflicted one. Abe Riggleman is the only person other than some member of "Somebody" family, that has been reported as having small pox.
  It is rumored here this morning that the county seat has been placed under strict quarantine, supervised by the federal government. This means they will send up a company of soldiers for guard duty and that the army surgeon will vaccinate everybody they can get their hands on, free. When they get to doing this the local doctors will call the small pox scare off. Vaccinating is the greatest source of revenue a doctor has during a small pox scare; so if the government begins doing it for nothing what is the use of having smallpox.


  Jan 21
  We were pained last Sun morning when we received a message over the wires announcing the death of our good and much esteemed friend, Will Wagoner, of Keyser. We have not set out to write an obituary or biography of this man, yet we wish to say that we have been acquainted and done business with Mr Wagoner for nearly 20 years and we always found him strictly upright and honorable in all his dealings. he was one of those genial characters who always had a pleasant word and a smile for every one he met and always made a person feel better by having met him. Truly the world is better by him having lived in it. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family and will add that we can sympathize as many are not able to do.

  John Kuhn, an aged citizen of this community, has been quite poorly with liver trouble the past week, but at this writing is much better and the doctors say, with good care and short rations, he will come around all right in a few days.

  There are several cases of chicken pox in our neighborhood, some of which the doctors, on the Md side, pronounced smallpox and had them quarantined, and then vaccinated the whole community. The scare, however, is now over and the schools are all in session again. We are having an unusual mild winter, no snow, but plenty of mud.

  There is now a new man at Schell cleaning out the mines and making outside repairs preparatory to running coal. Rumor says that a new company has purchased the lease of the Glade Run Co.

  The mails failed to deliver the Tribune to our place last week and we miss it very much.
  Uncle John


  Miss Anna May Garrett, Salem Va, arrived in town Sun afternoon. She will take charge of the third grade at the Central building.

  Miss Mary Connor of Pierce spent this week end in town.

  Mr and Mrs F K Colbu* and daughter, Marguerite, spent the week end with Sheriff and Mrs A C Minear of Parsons.

  Supt Connor, of Piearce, was in town Sat night to attend a Masonic function.

  Miss Addie Beswick spent the last few days with friends in Elkins.

  Cecil Simpson, of Parsons, was in town Sat.

  F M Babb, of Hendricks spent Sun in town.

  Mary Olive, the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs L V Arnold, died on Tues last and was buried on Wed in Rose Hill Cemetery. The seventh grade of T H S, which her sister is a member attended in a body.



  License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

  Jan 9 - William H Arnold and Esther Jane Aarett, both of Romney W Va.

  Andrew Loznish and Mary Besner, both of Lord Md.

  Cecil V Scott and Sarah Venetta, both of Elkins W Va.

  Jan 10 - Clarence C Knox and Gertrude Zimmerman, both of Piedmont W Va.

  Jan 11 - Thurman Elsworth collins and Theyl Ermice Robison, both of Piedmont W VA.

  Moses Mamin, of Elkins W Va, and Hannah Skor of Hambleton W Va.

  Raffaeli Diclario and Angwling Rasi, both of Ridgeley W Va.

  Frank Henry Padfield of Meyersdale Pa, and Estella Brown of Beryl W VA.

  William Doris Cook of Westernport Md and Sarah Ellen Staggs, of Keyser W Va.

  William Henry Fazenbaker, of Lonaconing Md and Mary Alice Grimm of Lodgson Md.

  Eugene Maurice Fontany of McDonald Pa, and Mary Elizabeth Arthur of Lazeroville W Va.

  Lorenzo Richey and Nellie Stayer, both of Everett W Va.

  Jan 17 - Gilbert Ray Enlow of Oakland Md, and Minnie Beall Elbon, of Gilpin Md.

  Daniel Clarence Kindelberger and Mildred Michaels of Wheeling W Va.

  Jan 18 - Holly Harry McNemar and Susan Mary Timney, both of Cumberland Md.

  Emmet Wallace Beach and Ruth Evelyne Hilliard, both of Piedmont.

  Jan 20 - Francesco Oppendisano, of Fitz Henry Pa and Teresa Tornese, of Piedmont W Va.

  George Williard Hawkins and Mary Jane Alley, both of Pine Grove W Va.

  Geo H Gunter of Frostburg MD, and Jane Elizabeth Cameron of Lonaconing Md.

  Wm Edward Barton and Margaret Porter Somerville, both of Cumberland Md.

  Jan 21 - Floyd W Knight and Elizabeth Lansburg, both of Grafton W Va.

  John Richard Dick of Dodson Md and Margaret G Gunn, of Somerset Pa.

  Jan 22 - Eilbeck Moses and Charlotte C Fazenbaker, both of Lonaconing Md.

  James G Shoemaker, and Aganes L Linaburg, both of Little Orleans Md.

  Jan 23 - Wm Earl Reeves of Westernport Md and Margaret Bridges Dorsey, of Keyser W Va.


  A very pretty little wedding took place Wed evening, Jan 22, 1913, at 8 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs N J Crooks, on Main St, when Miss Laura Frances Crooks and Mr Floyd Courtney Smoot were united in marriage, the Rev Franck H Havenner, of the M E Church, officiating, using in the ring ceremony. The wedding was very quiet, only the immediate relatives and a few friends being present. The only attendants were Mr Goodwin of Cumberland and Miss Eva Moore. The parlor was decorated in green, ferns and palms predominating, while the dining room and table decorations were pink and white carnations and sinilax. The attractive bride looked her best in a traveling suit of type colored chiffon broadcloth, with hat and gloves to match, and she carried a bouquet of pink roses. After the ceremony delicious refreshments were served. The young couple departed on train No 12 for a tour of the east and will be "at home" at Hagerstown Md after Feb 10th. But the happy couple did not succeed in dodging their many friends who gathered at the depot and gave them a merry send off amid a shower of rice and old shoes and the best wishes for a happy and prosperous life.
  The bride is one of Keyser's most amiable and attractive young ladies, and her friends give her up very reluctantly, but with hearty congratulations for the fortunate groom, who has succeeded in winning her. The groom is a son of Mr Raim Smoot, a prominent citizen of Piedmont, and he is now a traveling salesman for the Frederick-City Abattior Co, of Frederick Md, with headquarters at Hagerstown.
  The out-of-town guests were Mr Raim Smoot, the groom's father, Mr and Mrs Boon of Westernport, Mrs Laura Carroll and four sons of Cumberland, Miss Frances Mayne of Westernport, Miss Gertrude Tracy of Pittsburg, and Miss Bowers, of Piedmont.


  In the presence of a few relatives and intimate friends, Miss Ethel Virginia Dawson, daughter of Mr and Mrs J R Dawson, 206 North Raleigh Street became the bride at 7 o'clock last evening of MR Leroy Warner of Keyser. The ceremony was quietly performed at the bride's home and her pastor, Rev Chas C Durkee, of Trinity Episcopal Church, officiated. The bride wore a traveling suit of brown, with hat and gloves to match, and after the reception the happy couple left on No 14 for a wedding trip east. They will return to this city next Sun. After spending a short time with her parents, Mr and Mrs Warner will leave for their future home in Keyser, where the groom is B&O freight agent. The only out-of-town guest was the groom's sister, Mrs H H White, of Terra Alta. The affair had been so quietly arranged and consummated that host of friends of this young matron were unaware of the occurrence until this morning. Mrs Warner is popular in a large circle of acquaintances and has many admirers, because of her delightful manner as well as her charm of person. Her father is one of the best passenger engineers on the B&O, between Cumberland and Baltimore. -Martinsburg Journal of Jan 16, 1913.
  The groom is the only son of Mr and MRS Geo P Warner, and is one of Keyser's best young men, and we must say that Mrs Warner was very fortunate in her selection of a life-partner. We join in the host of friends in hearty congratulations all around.


  Mr John B Blocher, of the Davis Coal and Coke Co, Bayard W Va, and Miss Beulah Kimble, postmistress of Bayard, were married yesterday afternoon, at 1 o'clock at the Methodist Protestant Church, by Rev G Edwin Brown, in the presence of a number of friends, Mr and Mrs Blocher left for Bayard on the afternoon train over the Western Md Railway. -Cumb News of 20th.


  Miss Margaret Porter Somerville and Mr William Edward Barton, two well known and popular young people of this city, were quietly married Sat night at the parsonage of St Paul's Lutheran Church, Baltimore Ave, by Rev M L Enders, pastor of the church. -Cumb News of 20th.


 Harrisonburg, VA

  Announcement is made of the approaching marriage of Lawrence Loewner, son of Councilman A M Loewner, and Miss Sara Rosenbloom, daughter of M Rosenbloom of Richmond.

Cumberland Md, Jan 12

  Less than six weeks from the time of their first meeting, Miss Roxalena Critchfield Johnson, only daughter of Arthur Johnson, an oil man of Coffeyville, Kan, and Samuel Berkeley Johnson, of Frostburg, eloped to Pittsburg and were married last night, at Calvary Episcopal Church by Rev J H McIlvane.


  Mr Isaac Remington Wildeson, of Grant Co, and Miss Anna D Hall, of Barbour county, were united in marriage here today in the parsonage of Andrews M E Church, about 11:30 o'clock by the pastor, Rev Dr John Helps Bickford. The groom is a prosperous farmer of Grant Co, and the bride is of near Pleasant Creek church in Barbour county. -Grafton Sentinel of 15th.


  Announcement has been made in Parkersburg friends of the marriage of Mrs Dora Melissa Smith, formerly of this city, but now of Keyser, to Mr Jas Raines, of that city. The wedding took place on Thurs of last week at the home of the bride, and they young couple will reside in Keyser. The bride is a charming and accomplished young woman, and during her residence in Parkersburg made numerous friends, who will be interested in her wedding. She is a cousin of Mrs Walter Boette, of Oak Street. -Parkersburg Sentinel.



  As the result of a defective gas stove and no ventilation, two young railroad men lost their lives here last Tues. They dead men very brother, Walter Mackley, aged 27 years, who married a daughter of Joseph Idleman, of Mt Storm, who survives with one daughter, and are staying at the home of her father. The other was Henry Mackley, single, aged 24 years. They were both from the section of Mt Storm, in Grant Co, but in their younger days lived at Sulphur City. They were both firemen on the third division of the B&O RR and had been on the road over a year. They boarded at Carnell's boarding house on W Piedmont St. It seems that they came in from the road, one at 12 and the other at 10 o'clock, and went to bed, leaving the gas stove burning very high with no ventilation in the room. When some of the family went to get them up for super, a little past six o'clock, they were both dead, and from appearances had been dead for some hours. The bodies were taken to Markwood's undertaking rooms and prepared for burial. Squire J T Doyle, acting as coroner, held an inquest and the jury returned a verdict that the men had come to their death by monoxide created by a gas stove burning too high in a room without ventilation. Joseph Idleman, father-in-law of Walter Mackley, came down Wed to look after his remains, and yesterday morning both bodies were taken to Mt Storm for burial. They belonged to the railroad men's brotherhood, a committee of whom assisted in looking after the care and removal of the bodies.


  A Mrs Doll died at Bloomington, Md, on Mon from smallpox. She leaves six children.


  Mrs Elizabeth Brengle died at three o'clock yesterday morning, Jan 23, 1913, at the home of her daughter, Mrs James Thornton Carskadon, after a long illness, during which she exhibited wonderful vitality for a person so frail in body. Until a year or two ago, she was a resident of Cumberland, where her husband, Jacob Brengle, died years ago. She was a member of Center Street M E Church, in Cumberland.
  She is survived by four daughters, viz: Mrs Emma Ludwig, of Washington D C; Mrs James Thornton Carskadon, Misses Frances and Nancy Brengle, of Keyser, all of whom were with her when the end came.
  The funeral service will be held this morning at the home Mr Carskadon in Keyser. Rev F H Havenner pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate, assisted by Rev R E Lee Strider of the Emmanuel Episcopal church, Keyser. The body will arrive in Cumberland at 12:50 pm over the Western Md Railway and interment will take place from the train.


  Mrs Retta Beckman, aged 64 years as, died on Sun, Jan 19, 1913, at the Hoffman Hospital. Mrs Beckman lived in Swanton, but was brought to the hospital a short time ago for treatment. She was the mother of Mrs Geo Barker, of Piedmont street, where the funeral services were held on Tues afternoon, conducted by Rev F M Fanchilds, of the Adventist church, of Cumberland, of which she was a member, after which the remains were laid to rest in Queens Point Cemetery. She was twice married and is survived by three sons, C G Hammond, Terra Alta; C P Martin, Mt Lake Park; P T Martin, Charleston, and three daughters, Mrs Geo R Barker, Keyser; Mrs Eva Mathews, Cumberland and Mrs J Raines, Luke. Four brothers survive, Samuel Robinson, of Masontown; Wm Robinson, of Lincoln Neb; James and John Robinson, of Marietta Ohio. She was a devout Christian woman and highly respected by a large number of acquaintances.


  Mrs Lena Shoemaker, aged about 26 years, wife of Luther Shoemaker, and daughter and Mr and Mrs L E Morran, died Thurs night about eleven o'clock, Jan 16, 1913, at the home of her parents in South Keyser, after a short illness of blood poison. She had been married only a few months, and her death coming at so early a stage in life, makes it doubly sad. She was a most excellent young lady and had many friends, who deeply sympathize with the grief-stricken husband and friends in their great grief.
  She was a member of the United Brethren church, and the funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev R C Hammond, her pastor, on Sun afternoon, after which interment took place in Queen's Point Cemetery. Besides her husband and father and mother, she leaves two sisters and two brothers, viz: Mrs Dr A G Livengood, of Elk Lick, Pa; Mrs Vincent Lacy, Messrs Jay and Lewis Morran, of Keyser.


  Wm Donahoe, aged 65 years, died Jan 19, 1913, at Cumberland after an illness of two years.


  Dr T K Oates, superintendent of the City Hospital, Martinsburg W VA, was called to Capon Bridge W VA, Mon by the death of his mother, the late Mrs Mary J Oates, one of the best known ladies of that section of Hampshire and Frederick counties. Mrs Oates, who had reached the ripe old age of eighty years, died Sun and the end came as quite a shock to her son. She had been up and walking around in her usual good health Sat. Mrs Oates was the widow of Samuel Oates, who died some years ago. She was the mother of nine children, Messrs John Aljourn, Edward, Lyeurges, Nimrod of Capon Bridge; George of Kansas; I C of Harrisonburg, Va; Mrs Bettie Larrick, of High View W VA and Dr T K Oates of Martinsburg. Dr Oates attended the clinic here last week.
  The funeral took place from the house at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. -Cumb Times of 22nd.


  Mrs Mary Eliza Martin aged 60 years, wife of Mr C Ed Martin, a well known farmer of Rio, Hampshire Co W Va, who was operated on at the Allegany Hospital on Thurs last for the removal of gall stones, died at that institution at two o'clock this morning. She was a daughter of the elate James Webb, of near Springfield W Va, and leaves her husband and three children, Miss Bettie H Martin and Messrs William G and John A Martin, all of Rio. Mr Martin and son, William, were at the hospital at the time of her death. The body will be taken to her former home today for interment.


  Annie Orion, the little daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas W White, who has been very ill for the last two weeks, died at her parent's home, 61 South Street, last night at ten o'clock of gastric fever, aged three years as and eighteen days. Little Orion was a sweet and interesting child, all who knew her loved her and those who knew her best loved her most. She will be sadly missed in the home, from which she has been taken. She leaves to mourn their loss four brothers and two sisters, at home, and one half-brother and one half-sister living in Pittsburg. This is the second time death has visited the home of Mr White, he having buried his father-in-law, J L Liller, about three months ago.
  the funeral will take place from the house at 10 o'clock Mon morning. The interment will take place at Keyser W Va.
  Cumb Times of 11th.


  Jonathan Kesner, an aged man, living near Deep Spring, in Pendleton C o, died Jan 7, 1913 at his home. He is the father of George and Silas Kesner.
  The funeral of John E Burkhiser who died Fri night at the Passavant hospital, took place at his home, 2106 Sarah St, S S Pittsburg, Sun morning at 9 o'clock. The remains were brought here on 55 Mon. Interment was made in the Duling church cemetery. MR Burkhiser was 45 years old. He was born at New Creek and was the son of Mr and Mrs Robert Burkhiser. He went to Pittsburg sixteen years ago and took employment as a carpenter and has followed that occupation since. Mr Burkhiser is survived by his wife, who was Miss Armeda High, and seven children: Lula, Willie, Susan, John, Walter and Dot, all at home and Mrs Edna Bond of Punxsutawney Pa. He also leaves one brother, W C Burkhiser, of Connellsville, and one sister, Mrs D W Eagle, of this place.
  Mr Burkhiser's death was a great shock to his friends here and elsewhere. He was working in a building and fell through a skylight to a concrete floor, a distance of forty feet. Just how the accident occurred is not known.


  Mr Charles Helferstay, aged 80 years, died at Piedmont W Va, Fri morning of typhoid fever. The funeral took place at the home of his father, Mr Jacob S Helferstay, on Hampshire Street, at 3 o'clock on Sun afternoon, Rev Wm Harris officiated.


  Mrs Mary Eliza Martin, aged 60 years, wife of Mr C Ed Martin, a well known farmer of Rio, Hampshire Co, W Va, who was operated on at the Allegany Hospital on Thurs last for the removal of gall stones, died at that institution at two o'clock this morning. She was a daughter of the late James Webb, of near Springfield, w Va, and leaves her husband and three children, Miss Bettie H Martin and Messrs William G and John A Martin, all of Rio. Mr Martin and son, William, were at the hospital at the time of her death. The body will be taken to her former home today for interment. -Cumb News of 21st.


  William Horschler, 77 years old, one of the oldest and best known engineers on the B&O system, died at his home at Newburg W Va, form old age. He leaves a family. He was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church.

  Hagerstown Md, Jan 19 -

  Mrs John C Shives, aged 25 years, was drowned in the Potomac river at Dam No 6, above Hancock last night while attempting to cross the stream in a 12-foot skiff with her father-in-law, Jacob Shives, aged about 60 years. The skiff was swept over the dam.


Mrs Amelia Gerst, died Jan 14, at her home at Danville Va. She was a widow of J L Gerst, who was the first manufacturer of plug tobacco in Va.

  Harrisonburg Va

  A telegram received here announces that Joseph A Coffman died Wed in Lost Springs, Kan, from gas poisoning. He was a native of Rockingham and has three brothers and two sisters living in this county.

Clarksburg W Va, Jan 10

  Mrs Annette S Brooks, mother of Mrs John Sopher and John O Brooks, local superintendent for the consolidation Coal & coke co, and the widow of John Brooks of Moundsville, died today at Mrs Sopher's home after a long illness. She was 78 years old. Among the surviving children, besides those mentioned, are David Brooks of Bellaire, Ohio, and Mrs John McPeek and Mrs George A Turner, both of Moundsville. The body will be taken to Moundsville for burial.


Miss Ellie O'Neill died Jan 18th at the home of her brother at Mt Savage Md.


  J W Wagoner, a well known business man of our town, and one of the proprietors of the Wagoner Bottling Works, died suddenly last Sat, Jan 18, 1913, at his home on Piedmont street, from a complication of diseases. he was about 48 years of age, was born and reared at Milam, Pendleton Co, and was a son of the late George Wagoner, but had been a resident of Keyser for about 15 years. He had not been well since getting a fall about one year ago, which resulted in the mashing of his right knee. After nearly recovering from that accident he was attacked by some serious bowel trouble last Nov, since which time he had been confined to the house. Last Sat directly after dinner he was sitting up talking to Capt Jas Parrill, when, without warning, he fell back in his chair and was dead in a few moments.
  Mr Wagoner married Miss Ida Moon, of Garrett Co, Md, who, with one daughter, Miss Maud, survives him. He also leaves one brother, Geo E Wagoner, who was his partner in business, and the following sisters: Miss Carrie, of Keyser; Mrs Phoebe Smith, of Milam; and Mrs Sallie Hedrick, of Old Fields.
  he was a member of the Board of Education of Keyser Independent district, and belonged to the following orders, Knights of Pythias, Red Men, Eagles, and Woodmen, all of which orders attended the funeral in a body.
  The funeral took place Mon at 2:30 pm. Services were held at the house, conducted by Rev R G Hammond, of the U B church. The funeral was in charge of the Knights of Pythias, the other orders of which he was a member, taking part. Interment was in Queen's Point cemetery.
  The deceased as one of Keyser's most popular citizens and will be missed by a host of friends and associates, who sympathize with the bereaved family in their great loss. The floral tributes of fiends were profuse and very beautiful.

  Luray Va

  Mrs Elias Hauser, aged 80 years, died Sun at her home in this county, the result of a fall sustained a few day sago.

  Woodstock Va

  Jonah Tavenner, aged 82 years, of Frederick county, died here Sun at the home of his son, F S Tavenner. His wife died some years ago.

  Winchester Va

  James William Andrews, 56 years old, a widely known bandmaster and tobacconist, is dead at his hoe here from tuberculosis, following typhoid pneumonia.

  Elkins W Va

  Mrs Sallie Pugh, of Volga, Barbour county, is dead at the age of 103 years, having been born in 1809. She was married in 1825 to Morris Pugh, to which union 10 children were born, 5 of whom still survive.


Thomas M Street, aged 77, a very prominent lawyer, died Jan 19 at Cape Charles Va.


Despondent on account of poor health, Reese Marman, a Union veteran, committed suicide at Frederick, on Jan 19th.


  Miss Olive Shepp is ill at her home at Twenty-First Bridge.

  Mrs Brooks, of Los Angeles Cal, is visiting Miss Elsie Hoffman.

  Dick Githens, who was slightly injured while on duty last week is about.

  Mr E B Creel, of Cumberland, was a business visitor here on Fri.

  Mrs Nell Gerstell, of Rockledge Farm, spent Wed in town with friends.

  Miss Emma Stallings, left Sat morning for Williamsport on business.

  Mrs John Eberly is very ill at her home on High Street. -Elkins Inter Mt of 20th.

  Dr and Mrs L H Gaston were visitors in Cumberland Mon.

  Gus Lee, who came home a couple of weeks ago from a hospital in Pa, is now able to be around.

  Mr and Mrs Leslie Brotemarkle have gone to housekeeping at 26 B Street, property of Mrs Hannas.

  Mr John W Ravnescroft attended the B&O Safety Comm meeting in Cumberland on Mon.

  DR S M Scott of Terra Alta, came down Mon on a short visit and was guest of Dr H C Grusendorf.

  John E Offner, of Romney, was here Sun and Mon having come over to the funeral of his friends, J W Wagoner.

  Miss Viola Purgitt, of the Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, is here as a nurse to Mrs Jenkins, on W Piedmont St.

  Charles Earl Blair, who holds a clerical position with a bank at Jenkins Ky, is here visiting his father, S D Blair, and other relatives.

  Mrs Harley Kight is spending a few days with her father, Mr W G Burnap, who has been quite ill in Washington D C.

  John W Arnold, one of our old citizens, had a severe attack of heart trouble Mon night, but at this time is some better.

  Mrs Emma Ludwig, of Washington DC, came up last Sun, having been called here by the illness of her mother, Mrs Brengle.

  Mrs B B Cavitt, was called to Fairmont last Mon on account of the illness of one of the children of her sister, Mrs F P Kelley.

  Miss Elizabeth Burgess was called home from Washington, D C, by the illness of her sister, Mrs Geo Mack and Mrs A B McKenzie.

  Mr J B Merryman and son, Sam, have returned form Clarksburg, where they did a lot of plastering for the B&O, on a depot and other work.

  Wm A Dawson, who is a law student at the University of Charlottsville Va, came home last Sat to take a few days rest from strenuous study.

  W H Head, of Elkins, was here last Sat night renewing old acquaintances. He was down to attend the stockholders meeting of the P M & Ice Co.

  Postmaster T T Hoffman, J C Watson, W W Woods, H L Arnold, and E B Reynolds, left Tues night for Charleston to attend a meeting of the State Horticultural Society.

  Miss Lillian Cowherd, who spent the past few days here, returned to her home in Cumberland Mon, accompanied by her friend Miss Gerogia Shelly.

  D A Arnold is at Charleston this week attending the meetings of the agricultural societies. B B Cavitt is looking after things out at the farm during his absence.

  Capt Roy Warner and bride slipped in home last Tues night on train No 7 from their eastern tour, and are enjoying the congratulations of their many friends.

  Edgar Shillingburg and Chas Burgess of Hartmonsville, were here Wed night. Mr Shillingburg came down to serve as petit juror, but was not needed just now.

  Mrs Dr A G Livengood and two children, of Elk Lick Pa, arrived her last Fri having been summoned here by the death of Mrs Livengood's sister, Mrs Shoemaker.

  Mrs James Pearce, of McCoole, has returned from Pittsburg, where she was called last week by the serious illness of her aunt, Mrs Robt Spears. Mrs Spears is suffering from partial paralysis, and is in critical condition.

  Fred Jones, of Elk Garden a Prep Student, who was operated on at the W Md Hospital, in Cumberland, last week for appendicitis, is reported to be getting along fine, and expects to be able to leave the hospital next week.

  Mrs Isaac Mills returned this morning from Washington where she attended a meeting of the auxiliary of the B of L E.

  Mayor F H Babb, has gone to Philadelphia, and Recorder H L Arnold is in Charleston, and in their absence Councilmen A J Keenan is acting mayor.

  Harry Stine, one of the best known residents of Hancock district, is dead, aged 78 years. He lived on a farm west of Hancock all of his life.

  John Thomas Thompson, a former school teacher, is dead at Three Churches, Hampshire Co, W Va, aged 68 years. He was a scholar and a splendid conversationalist.

  A V Park and H H Hoffman are at Charleston attending a meeting of the Allied Agricultural Associations of the State. Messrs Arnold and Hoffman have fruit exhibits in the horticultural show there.

  Chester Dixon of Keyser, was visiting friends and prospective relatives in the city Sun.

  Prof Van Dyke, of the Keyser Preparatory School, accompanied Henry Hoffman home at Thomas, last Sat. -Parsons Advocate of 23rd.

  Mrs George McIntire-Weaver, sister of Sen A C McIntyre, of Berkeley Springs who has been attending the W Va University, successfully passed the State Bar Exam, held in Morgantown, on Jan 7, 9 and 10. Mrs Weaver is the first woman to take the State Bar Exam.

  Mrs C E Harrison, is on the sick list this week.

  Mr W H Glover, of Terra Alta, was here Tues on business.

  Mrs Anna Murray went to Pittsburg Mon on a short trip.

  Miss Trix Cooper, of Thomas, is visiting her aunt, Mrs M McLaughlin.

  T M Rodruck of Williamsport, was in town last Fri on business.

  C E Babb writes us to change the address of his Tribune from Jenningston to Glady W Va.

  Mrs Dr M R Bell spent Wed in Cumberland with her grandmother Mrs Perry.

  Miss Carrie Arnold, of Piedmont, was spending a few days here with many friends this week.

  Mrs James Brady and child returned last week from a visit to Berkeley Springs.

  Mrs Wm S Johnston has been confined to her bed the past few days with a severe case of the grippe.

  The youngest son of Mr and Mrs Richard Sliger has been sick the past week with tonsillitis.

  Eugene Taylor was at Parsons a few days latter part of last week to see his mother, who is seriously ill.

  Miss Jennie Miller, who teaches school at Oakmont, has been at home since last Mon on account of illness.

  Miss Lucy Kuykendall attended the Presbyterian Conference on Evangelism at Martinsburg Tues and Wed.

  Mrs C K Heare, Mrs Annie Alderton and Mr George Dean are in Hagerstown this week attending the funeral of their aunt, Mrs E L Shuck.

  Mrs Dr Robert Gerstell, of Rockledge Farm, returned last Sun from Clarksburg, where she had been a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs Hoover, who has been ill.

  W W Long, T M Adams and Col M H Smith were at Clarksburg yesterday attending a meeting of officers and members of the Knights of Pythias.

  Miss Beulah McNemar, who gave a reading at Elkton Va, Tues of last week, is now filling engagements in North Carolina, Alabama and Kentucky.

  Miss Nellie Crabtree, who has been confined to her home for five weeks with pneumonia, Mon resumed her work as chief operator for the C&P Telephone Co.

  O Tibbetts and wife of Beryl, are spending a while at Tampa, Fla. Mr Tibbetts expected to stay but a short time, but his wife will spend the winter there.

  "Uncle Abe" Wilson, of Wilson's station, was in Oakland Fri. Mr Wilson is probably the oldest man residing in Garrett Co, being in his 96th year. -Oakland Democrat 23rd.

  E B Cornell, who has been off duty on account of ill health for several months, has resumed his old position as machine operator with the Richardson Furniture Co.

  Miss Stella Blackman, of Parsons, who had been spending a while here with her sister, Mrs Chas N Finnell, went to Washington D C, last Fri on a visit.

  Rev A O Price, Messrs T B Frye, Wm MacDonald, V F Alkire and Jas B Johnson attended the Presbyterian Conference on Evangelism, which was held at Martinsburg Wed.

  Mrs W P Russell, of Twin Mt, who came down first of last week on a short visit, on her arrival here received a telegram informing her of the serious illness of her mother at Kansas City Mo. She left at once for that place.

  Mrs Belle Babb, of Williamsport, who has been with her sister, Mrs Chas M Babb at Morgantown, came in Tues accompanied by Mrs Charles Babb and their sister, Mrs Abbott, of Mt Vernon Ohio and they will spend a while with their sisters, Mrs J D Gelwicks and Mrs Col Geo T Carskadon.

  Cam Arbogast took Mrs Katie Williams to her home at Medley Wed. She had been spending a week or two with her sister, Mrs D E Lawson. Now, there are some rumors afloat, and when Cam returns he will have to stand up and tell the people whether they are true or not. We won't stand for any sneaking deals, Cam, remember that.


  Contractor F W Davis is building a five room cottage for Harry Adams, on East Water St.

  The health officers at Cumberland have issued a compulsory vaccination order.

  Notwithstanding reports there is not a single case of small pox in or near Keyser.

  Born Mon, Jan 20, 1913, to Mr and Mrs Ed Barrick, a son.

  Mr and Mrs I H Offner are spending a few days in Fairmont with Dr Offner and family.

  Mrs Orland Rickey and guest Gladys Davis, of Wheeling were visitors in Cumberland on Wed.

  A year old son of Mr and Mrs C M Chilcoat, West Piedmont street, was severely scalded by pulling a pot of boiling coffee off the stove.

  Mr James William Raines of Luke Md, and Mrs Dora Melissa Smith, of this place were quietly married on Wed Jan 15th.

  Alma Where Do You Live, coming soon to the Music Hall, car load of performers, special car of scenery.

  Charles Stone and bride of Garrett Ind, arrived Mon on a visit to the former's parents. They left Wed on a visit to Eastern cities.

  The Rev Mr Robinson of the M E Church, has closed a revival meeting at Horton, with an addition of 140 members to his church.

  T H Davis purchased a lot of Henry Montgomery, adjoining the wagon factory, of Green and Willhide, and will erect a garage 25X90 feet.

  Miss Jane Sloan, of Burlington, returned home this morning, having been a guest of Mrs H L Arnold, since Wed.

  Arthur V Wilson, of Moorefield, was here last Sat on his way home from Chicago, where he had been after cattle. He brought in 80 head of stockers.

  Born, to Mr and Mrs Newman Wilson, of Mt Lake Park, a girl. Newman is walking on stilts. Mrs Wilson's mother, Mrs J W Stover, of Headsville W Va, is visiting them. -Oakland Democrat of 23rd.

  Tues Special Commissioners Finnell and Morrison sold the one-eighth interest of Harold Glover in the house and lot on James Street at public sale before the court house. It was knocked off to Mrs H C Grusendorf at $301.

  Bennie Sims, B&O yard brakeman, met with a painful accident Tues evening whereby he had three fingers on his right hand badly mashed and his arm terribly bruised. He got caught between the coupling. He was taken to the hospital, where the wounds were dressed and is now around with his arm in a sling.

  Next week at Music Hal, the Oliver comedy Co, now playing Md theatre, Cumberland, carrying ten people, will be given here with the pictures at a small price of admission.

  Word has come to relatives here of the death of Miss Cora Powell, in Colorado. The remains were brought to Buckeye, Doddridge Co, this State for burial. She was a daughter of Mr and Mrs George Powell, who lived for many years in Grant Co, then moved to Doddridge co, where they died. The young woman had many relatives in Grant Co.


  Last Mon evening, Mrs L F Forman created some excitement at the Chinese laundry on Davis St, where she and her husband have been working, by drinking a small bottle of carbolic acid with suicidal intent. It seems that she and her husband have not been getting along as well as married people should and on this occasion they had a quarrel, when she drew the bottle from her pocket and drank the contents before any one could stop her. A doctor was summoned at once and the necessary antidotes administered and she still lives, although she has been suffering terribly from a fearfully burned mouth and throat. She declares that she will never do a stunt like that again. The lady is a daughter of Phil Smith and has been married about a year.


  Cumberland Md, Jan 12
  W S Toomey, asst trainmaster on the Connellsville division of the B&O railroad with headquarters here, informed a committee of the Cumberland Ministerial Assn that he would order passenger brakemen to stop approaching couples coming to Cumberland to get married and seeking to interest them in some cabman or minister belonging to the so-called "marriage trust."
  Mr Toomey said to the minister that nay brakeman who would stoop to such small graft might be led later to robbing the railroad co.
  James E O'Hara, cabman, brother-in-law of Mayor George G Young, declares that ministers from Hyndman Pa, 14 miles northwest of Cumberland, and Ellerslie, this county, six miles north ride most of the trains coming into Cumberland and by approaching couples while in the coaches get three-fourths of the fees of Pa couples that come here. The cabman alleges they ride over both the B&O and Pa lines, which pass through the places named. O'Hara, who runs an automobile and cab line, says these ministers have an "easy thing" as they have to pay only half fare in riding the trains.
  Lawrence E Bopp of Leechburg Pa, who married Miss Nellie K Hartzell, of Altoona, Pa, here defended the "marriage trust". He said he was "treated fine" and was carried through the whole affair - cab ride fee, license and fee to minister - for $10, "which," he said, "I think is reasonable enough."


  Cleveland, Jan 13.
  The birth of quadruplets 10 days ago makes Mrs William G Clark of 1731 Hamilton Ave, the mother of 27 children. She is but 35 years old. The quadruplets, all boys, died because of an injury to the mother. This was the second set of quadruplets the woman has borne, and she is also the mother of three sets of triplets and five sets of twins. Six of her 27 children are alive. The oldest, Roland, is 19 years old, and the youngest, Hubbard is two.
  Mrs Clark's mother had 28 children, including twins and triplets. Her grandmother had 29 children, quadruplets and triplets among them. Mrs Clark does her own housework.


  The announcement of the illness of Wm Parrill, one of the respected citizens of our county and the fact that he was 72 years old, has brought out the statement that he is of a family noted for old age. His father, Judge Hugh Parrill, died at 88 years, and his mother at age 85 years. He has several sisters and brothers whose ages are way up as follows: Mrs Jennie Thomas, Petroleum W Va, aged 79 years, and in Mineral County James Parrill, aged 77 years; Mrs Nannie Welch, aged 75 years; Mrs Amanda Rawlings, aged 69 years; Mrs Sallie Kabrick, aged 65 years and Mrs Susan Martin, aged 63 years.


  Jan 18 - A case said by physicians to be the first in medical science was discovered here yesterday by Dr James A Morgenstern, when he was called to the residence of Berton Perkins to attend one of the children, who was suffering from smallpox. The case was an unusually severe one, and the Physician made a minute examination. When he placed his hand on the right side of the child's chest, he was amazed to find a heart beating there, and a moment later was astonished to find another heart on the left side.
  It led him to request Mrs Perkins to allow an examination of herself and the other children, and the physician found that not only the child, but the mother and two other children in the family each had two hearts. Today, accompanied by several of the leading physicians of the city, another visit was paid to the house, when Dr Morgenstern's discovery was confirmed.


  One of the most enjoyable society functions of the season was the social given last Fri evening at Buxton Terrace by the Calendar Coterie. It had been a long time since the gentlemen had an opportunity to enjoy one of the Coterie's delightful social events and those present enjoyed this one to the limit. Buxton Terrace is an ideal place for such an affair, and on this occasion it presented a striking scene of beauty in arrangement and commodious accommodations for such a gathering. There were no special decorations but everywhere were suggestions of the club colors, green and pink, in floral settings and light screenings, which gave up leasing effect to the beautiful home. The guests were received by the hostess, Mrs W E Woolf, assisted by the President of the coterie, Mrs W C Long. Then as the guests ascended the first flight of steps there greeted their eyes a handsome banner extending clear across the stairway bearing the pleasing invitation, "Welcome Coterie and Friends," calling forth the most pleasant sensations of genuine hospitality that permeated the gathering throughout the whole evening, making it an occasion where all commingled together in the most congenial good-fellowship, which rendered the event one of pleasure. Prof W H McIlwee presided at the piano throughout the evening and rendered a choice program of the latest selections in his most happy strain, in many of which numerous guests joined, rendering music of the highest order, form among the guests were some most excellent voices.
  About ten o'clock the guests were invited to the commodious attic, where was spread an elaborate turkey supper with all of the most desirable accompaniments to tempt the inner man, climaxed by ice cream and cake in the Calendar coterie colors, green and pink. During the two hours that the guests discussed the bountiful feast Prof McIlwee gave a musical concert on the Victrola.
  Supper over all repaired to the parlors again and enjoyed the music and patronized the ever full bowl of delicious shrub until the wee small hours began to creep around when good night was said and all homeward wended their way feeling very grateful to the coterie for this, another evidence, of their generous hospitality.
  Among those present were: Col and Mrs Geo Carskadon, Mr and Mrs Wm MacDonald, Mr and Mrs R G Richardson, Mr and Mrs J D Gelwicks, Mr and Mrs N J Crooks, Mr and Mrs J Z Terrell, Mr and Mrs Geo W Bane, Mr and Mrs L S Leps, Mr and Mrs W C Long, Dr and Mrs W Holmes Yeakley, Mrs Taylor Morrison, Mrs F H Babb, Mrs Harry Markwood, Mrs A E Russell, Mrs Dr C S Hoffman, Mrs Dr L L Edgell, Mrs H S Thompson, Mrs W E Woolf, Misses Lutz, Katherine Russell, Glendora Keys, Alice Fetzer, Hattie Estes, Marie Crooks, Myrtle and Helen Vossler, Elizabeth and Elsie Hoffman, Sue Sheetz, Sue and Nancy Johnson, Pauline Gelicks and May Long, Rev R E L Strider, Dr Maxwell, Prof J W Stayman, Prof Vandyke, Col W E Crooks, I M Long, H H Stoever, L F Sawyer, Huntley Hoffman, Geo A Carskadon, Wm B and Harry Woolf, Richard Keys, and Bernard Crooks.


  At the Poultry show at Fairmont last week J C Clem of this place was awarded some prizes on his chickens in addition to those reported last week. The prizes he was awarded were as follows: Thomas F Hall offer of $1 for the second highest scoring pen of Rose Comb Brown Leghorns, Won by J C Clem. Morgan's Grocery offer of a $1 can of Saratoga Coffee for the best male specimen of Rose Comb Brown Leghorns, Won by J C Clem.


  On Thurs of last week a very interesting meeting of the Grant - Hampshire - Hardy - Mineral Medical Society was held in the rooms of the Cohongoronto Club, after an address of welcome by the president, Dr C S Hoffman, papers were read by Dr W R Love and Dr Hugh Strachan.
  Those in attendance were: Dr L L Edgell, Dr C S Hoffman, Dr W H Yeakley, Dr W M Babb and Dr Richard Gerstell, of Keyser; Dr E H Parsons and Dr J G Abbott, of Piedmont; DR J O Lantz, of Hartmonsville; Dr Percival Lantz, of Alaska; Dr M F Wright and Dr F L Baker, of Burlington; Dr Hugh Strachan, of Blaine and Dr W R Love of Moorefield.

  As usual, on last Wed the noon train east-bound on the Western Md road, went off of the track at the switch at McCoole, and the train was delayed four hours. This has been occurring so often of late as to become a joke. It does seem as if a big corporation like this, with as many competent engineers as it has, could find some way to remedy this nuisance.


  The Romig Drug Co, the popular druggists are making an offer that is just like finding money fro they are selling a regular 50 cent bottle of Dr Howard's celebrated specific for the cure of constipation and dyspepsia at half price. In addition to this large discount they agree to return the money to any purchaser whom the specific does not cure.
  It is quite unusual to be able to buy fifty cent pieces for a quarter, but that is what this offer really means, for it is only recently through the solicitation of The Romig Drug Co that this medicine could be bought for less than fifty cents. They urged the proprietors to allow them to sell it at this reduced price for a little while, agreeing to sell a certain amount. The result has justified their good judgement of the sale has been something remarkable. Adv.


  Sheriff C E Nethken announces that he will appoint P H Keys deputy sheriff for the year 1913. Mr Keys' work will be mainly of a clerical character. He made a good showing for assessor was the Democratic candidate at the Nov election, and his appointment to this position for which he is especially well qualified, will meet with general approval of Mineral Co citizens.


  The annual meeting of the Potomac Milling and Ice Co stockholders was held at the company's office last Sat, and the former officers and directors were re-elected as follows: Directors, S N Moore, F M Reynolds, G H Fisher, N J Crooks, C K Wilson, James B Reese, J F Frost, Jas T Carskadon and H L Arnold. Officers, S N Moore, president and general manager; F M Reynolds, vice-president.

  Rev W J Hubbard, recently acquitted at Charleston W VA, of a charge of assaulting a young girl, preached in the Baptist church at Harrisonburg VA, on a text which he said came to him while he was in jail.


  Mon night James H Trenter, one of our best known citizens, residing in South Keyser, celebrated his 54th birthday. Seasonable refreshments made up an appetizing lunch. Policeman J L Smith and Mrs Smith, who is a daughter of Mr Trenter, presented him with a beautiful chain on which was engraved the following: "54. Jan 18, J H T." Apart from the immediate relatives only a few invitations were given out and those present were: F E Kagey, Earl Leary, Lincoln Trenton, Dave Corbin, S N Moore, J H Trenter, Isaac Iser, J E Roberts, Wm Trenter, C E Rice, Philip Rice, Mr Rogers, Mr Dunlap, Mr McKee.


  An interesting visitor to Romney last week was W Campbell Tabb, who went to School in Romney, and lived here for several years, but who has spent the last sixteen years in South Africa. He resided in Johannesburg most of the time, although he traveled over a very considerable part of the continent. He was in the center of the war zone during the Beer war and had some interesting, not to say exciting, experiences.
  Mr Tabb brought back to this country a rare and unique collection of horns taken from almost every kind of horned animal in Africa from the smallest antelope to the largest rhinoceros. He expressed himself as liking the Transvaal but has nevertheless returned home for good. -Romney Review.


  The stockholders of the Buckhorn Peach Co held a regular annual meeting at the office of N J Crooks in Keyser. The following officers and directors were elected: D A Arnold, Dr E V Romig, J H Swisher, N J Crooks, J Sloan Arnold, R W Nine, T T Huffman, B B Cavitt, and D F Huffman, Directors D A Arnold, President; J H Swisher, treasurer, E V Romig, secretary and J Sloan Arnold, superintendent.
  The orchard co was organized in Nov 1909. Thousands of trees have been planted on the holdings of this company in the foot-hills of the Alleghenies, near Keyser, lands proven to produce the very best of fruit and MR Arnold, the superintendent gives out a very favorable report of the conditions of this orchard.


  At a stockholder's meeting held the first of the week by the New Creek Store Co, an order was issued to close out the business, which order has already been fulfilled in a sale to J H Swisher, who has been store manager for several years.

  Claude W Stewart, general manager of the Stewart Vehicle Co, was indicted at Martinsburg W Va, for arson.


  County Court met in special session and transacted the following business:
  The application of Chas Ritchie for appointment as a notary public was approved.
  The bond of W W Woods as a notary public was approved.
  In the matter of the petition of C C Seymour and others for a road leading from Seymour station to a point near the residence of Geo Deaver, on Knobley Road, the court, not being able to agree with Hilleary Brant and S M Chase, through whose lands the road would pass, as to damages, the prosecuting attorney is directed to institute proceedings of condemnation.
  The bond of G H Reynolds as a notary public was approved.
  The matter of the application for the privilege of using traction engines on the public roads, was continued until next term of court.
  The application of J R Baker for the privilege of erecting gates on the Dawson road, was continued.
  In the matter of the road from South Keyser to Pine Swamp road, the viewers filed their report and plat and the matter was continued.
  Geo M Tasker was appointed road surveyor for road precinct No 1 in Elk District in place of Nevitt Allender.
  Chas H Kight was appointed road surveyor for Piedmont district.


  At a regular meeting of the stockholders of the New Creek Store Co, held at the office of N J Crooks, the following directors were elected: N J Crooks, F M Reynolds, J H Swisher, H L Arnold, and C K Wilson. The board of directors elected the following officers N J Crooks, president and treasurer; F M Reynolds, vice president; J H Swisher, manager and secretary. The New Creek Store Co has been very prosperous, but on account of the closing of the New Tannery of U S Leather Co, business at that point, has been practically cut out, hence an order was passed to close up the company's business as soon as practical. Most of the people employed at the Tannery left the community when the tannery closed.


  Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice at Keyser W Va, week ending Jan 23, 1913.
  Mrs R Shields, Mrs Anna Wright, F H Bane, W R Bosley, R L Burgoon, E C Corbett, Edwin Evans, B F Grosch, T S Kershner, Jas McGuire, Wm Inskeep, C L Moreland, J M Packer, Joe Sollars, Kelly Williamson.


  A public meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Preparatory School on Sun, Jan 26th, at 4 o'clock pm, under the auspices of the Young Woman's Christian Assn, to which the public is most cordially invited. The following is the program for the occasion:
  Song: Scripture Reading; Prayer; Regular Business; Song; Address, Mr C M Miller; Duet, Mrs H M Wells and Miss Myrtle Vossler; Reading, Miss Minola Hatch; Piano solo, Miss Elsie Hoffman; Benediction. Miss Laetazelle Snyder, Pres., Miss Nellie Likens, Sect'y.


  Mrs R M Frye entertained a number of her friends last Mon evening at her home on Sharpless St, at five hundred. The hostess served refreshments.

  Misses Helen and Anna Vossler entertained a few friends at cards at their home on Mineral St Sat evening.

  Mr and Mrs William MacDonald gave a five o'clock chicken supper in honor of their daughter Janet's sixth birthday at their home on Mineral St, on Sat evening. Games and music were the main features of the evening. About twelve were present.

  Miss Frances Kinsey gave a party last Sat night at her home on Mineral St, to a few of her young friends, which was very much enjoyed by those present. The hostess served refreshments


  Wm Crist, the Main street groceryman, had the misfortune to fall yesterday morning and break his right arm a few inches above the wrist. He was out on Willow Ave taking orders, when he slipped on the icy pavement and falling on the right arm, broke both bones. He had the arm set and was back in the store in the afternoon, although not able to do much, as his left hand is off up to the thumb, the result of an accident in the shops a few years ago. MR Crist has been very unfortunate. He has been the victim of some serious accident about every five years for a long time.


  We had a terrible example of children jumping on passing vehicles last Tues afternoon, when Ray, the little son of Mr and Mrs Hubert Miller, was the unfortunate victim. The little fellow, not quite four years old, was playing in the street in front of his home on Piedmont St, when the carriages were returning from Mrs Beckman's funeral, and while hanging on the rear of a carriage one of his legs caught in the wheels and he was whirled around a couple of times before the vehicle could be stopped. the leg was terribly mangled and almost torn off. He was taken to the hospital and the leg was amputated about four inches above the knee. At this writing he is getting along as well as could be expected.


  Last Sat Special commissioner R A Welch sold the property of the heirs of Wm Durrett, deceased, located on C street. H G Fisher was the purchaser at $2800. He also sold the one-third interest of Jacob Henderson in a house and lot on A street. D Long & Son were the purchasers at $105.


  I wish, through this means, to return our heartfelt thanks to all who were so kind to us during the long illness and after the death of my husband. The great kindness shown us will never be forgotten. Mrs J W Wagoner.


  Contractor W A Liller will begin the erection of a depot building of the T M & P railroad at Barkville next Mon, 27th.


  Everhart & Rogers were awarded 5th prize on Golden Wyandotte cockerel at the Pittsburg poultry exhibition last week. This is something of an honor when it is considered that it was in competition with the best chickens of the US.