May 24, 1912


  May 22
  Dr James T Johnson, the family physician, who has given Sen Wellington almost constant attention since he was stricken Sun night, spoke optimistically today of Mr Wellington's condition. He rested well last night and has the attention of two trained nurses.


Mrs Seymor Taylor and son, Ralph, arrived here about two weeks ago from the eastern part of Md. Mr Taylor has been working in the mines here for several months. They are now housekeeping in their old home on Walnut St.
  Mrs Robert Grant Jr, returned from a visit to friends at Henry the first of this week.
  Rev W W White's wife came last week. The parsonage is not ready yet, but will be in a short time. They are warmly welcomed in our town.
  There will be a festival in the new hall Sat evening, May 25, for the benefit of the parsonage of the ME Church, South. All are cordially invited to attend.
  The comedy, "Joe the Waif" was given by local talent in the new hall Sat evening, April 27. The crowd could not be accommodated Sat evening and the play was given again on Mon evening following to a second crowded house. The second performance was for the benefit of the baseball team. On Tues evening of this week the play was given at Blaine. The club consists of Mr and Mrs George R Branner, Misses May Winning and Bessie Dean, Bartley Kilroy, R Marsh Dean, W H Kight. They made a big hit at Blaine.
  Mr Eaton Winsboro, wife and child spent ten days or more at Berkeley Springs.
  We have been informed by Jack Laughney, manager of the baseball team, that the lumber for the baseball park has been ordered and will be on hand in a day or two. The work of enclosing the park will begin at once and will be pushed to completion with a vim. It will be one of the finest baseball parks in this section. The ball team desires to express their thanks to Elk Dramatic club for their donation of one night's receipts from a play, also to those candidates who so liberally responded to their appeal, and to all others who have given them substantial encouragement.


  Press (Petersburg) of 16th
  C W Smith, of Keyser, was in this section last week, combining business with pleasure.
  O M Smith this week sold 126 head of three-year-old cattle to Elliott & Ruckman, of Philippi, for delivery.
  Mrs A A Parks was in Cumberland last week consulting a throat specialist. She was accompanied by her daughter, Miss Belle. The latter returned home Sun, and her mother stopped at Moorefield to visit her daughter, Mrs A B Haslacker.


  Review (Romney) of 22nd
  Dailey Kenny, spent Sun at his home in Piedmont.
  Miss Lucy Brooke returned home last week from Charles Town.
  Miss Belle Linthicum spent from Sat to Mon in Cumberland.
  Rev and Mrs W W White left Thurs for their home in Elk Garden.
  Mrs Russel, of Okonoko, is visiting her daughter, Mrs G P Miller, near town.
  Mrs S L Harper returned here last week from a visit to relatives in Cumberland.
  Misses Kate Parker and Bessie Goldsborough spent last Thurs in Cumberland.
  Thomas Marshall spent several days last week in Shepherdstown and Washington.
  Albert Wagner, of Hagerstown, was the guest of his sister, Mrs W R Hill, Mon night.
  Miss Irene Houser was the guest of Mrs Jno H Parker, at the Junction, Sat and sun.
  Judge Jas P Wilson, of Allegany county, MD spent several days with Mrs Miranda Wilson.
  Mrs Miranda Wilson returned last week from a visit to her daughter Mrs Dr J M Miller, in Charles Town.
  H H Pownall, pastor of the ME Church South, at Beckley W Va, arrived in town Thurs accompanied by his youngest son, Emerson, being called here by the illness of his mother, Mrs Eliza Pownall.
  Philip Wiliams, of Meadow Creek, arrived home Sat to visit his parents, Mrs and Mrs Hol Williams, near town.
  Mr and Mrs Clarence Cookus spent Sat and Sun at Shenandoah Junction, being called there by the illness of Mrs Irvin.
  Rev G A Gibbons left Tues morning for Berkeley Springs to attend a meeting of the Eastern Convocation, and will return Fri.
  Miss Alma Pancake, accompanied by Miss Susan Arnold, of South Branch, left Sat for Charles Town, to attend the commencement at Powhatan College.
  Last week E M Johnson, of Petersburg, who had an orchard advertised for sale in but one issue of the Review, closed the deal for the sale of the property to C C Pierce, of Kingwood, for $3500, the price asked.


  Mr O S Rowles and Oscar Middleton were called here Fri from Washington on account of the sudden illness of Mrs Jennie Middleton.
  Miss Mary Sparks, who attended school, in Quincy, Ill, returned to Springfield Mon. She was accompanied to St Louis by her brother, Frank, and from Keyser by her brother, J N Sparks.
  Mrs Ella Pownell attended the funeral Sat of her mother-in-law, Mrs Pownell, near Romney.
  Miss Louise Parsons has returned form a visit of several weeks to Westernport and Keyser.
  Mrs Pue is spending this week with her mother.


  Moorefield Examiner of 16th
  Prof E M Hyde, who has been teaching to Broadway the past winter, has closed his school and joined his family here.
  Mr and Mrs F C Welton, of Cumberland, spent several days visiting relatives here last week returning home Sat.
  G W McCauley and family took their departure Tues morning for Washington, where they will spend a short time visiting.
  Dr Baker went o Wardensville first of the week and brought back with him Miss Pauline Warden who will spend the summer here.
  Mrs A V Wilson, who attended the marriage of her daughter, Miss Lyla, in Washington last week returned to her home here Mon.
  Miss Ella Allen who has been visiting relatives in Hampshire Co, returned home Mon.
  born to Mr and Clyde Waden, at their home in Lexington, Mo on May 5th a son.
  J Wm Gilkeson spent several days in Baltimore last week, where he went to consult a specialist .
  Mrs Joe Miller and baby left Mon for Charles Town, where they expect to reside for the present.
  Mrs M W Gamble and son Mortie, left yesterday morning for a visit to relatives in Washington.
  Flayous Saville, who has been working at McNeill has resigned his position and accepted one at Vanderlip.
  During the storm Sun, the silo on the farm of J S Gamble was blown over and totally wrecked. A good deal of fence on Mr Gamble's farm was blown over. The heavy wind only extended for a short distance.
  Born to Mr and Mrs Anthony Eisenhaur, of Kessel, last week a son.
  R H Gamble left first of the week for a short business trip to Morgantown.
  Mrs Ernest Bowman and Mrs H L Gamble, who have been in Baltimore for some time, returned to Minefield last Sat. Mrs Bowman will spend a few days here before going to her home at Franklin.
  Clyde Friddle spent several days her last week visiting his parents. Mr Friddle has accepted a position as traveling salesman for the Dr Le Gear Medicine Co.
  Mrs Bettie Gamble celebrated her 90th birthday yesterday. Considering her age, she is in good health and may she celebrate many more birthdays.
  Geo W Fisher and Dr R W Love returned first of the week from Baltimore, where they accompanied Mrs Jesse Fisher, who was operated on last week and we are glad to say she is getting along nicely.
  The public schools at this place closed a very successful term last Fri. The year has been a good one for the school Prof Moler left this morning for his home at Charles Town, where he will spent the vacation.


  Mr and Mrs G C Mathias of Old Fields, spent last Sun with relatives.
  Miss Mollie Whiteman is visiting her sister, Mrs B T Racy, in Romney.
  A T Ludwick and Geo Everet left last Tues for Colorado.
  Mr C R McFerran, of Cumberland Md, spent last Thurs night with relatives.
  Miss Belle Taylor was visiting friends Sat and Sun.
  Mrs J F Breinig and Anna Ludwick were in Romney last Thurs having dental work done.
  Mr Taylor Thompson, of Frost Ky, is a guest at the "Stone House".
  Mr and Mrs C D Whiteman were in Romney Sat.
  Mr and Mrs M H Taylor were visitors in Romney last week.
  Miss Irene Houser of Romney, is visiting Mrs John Henry Parker.
  Mr and Mrs Davis Bennett, of Romney, were visitors at T T Stickley's.
  Quite a number attended Downie & Wheeler's circus at Romney Wed.


  May 21 - Mr Geo T Leatherman, of Old Fields, was a business visitor here last week.
  Messrs Cunningham and Grimes of Moorefield, made a trip to Mt Storm in their auto express last week. They were water bound here for a day or two and during that time did some hauling for our merchant, Mr Schaeffer.
  Miss Grace Hanlin returned Mon from a visit to friends at Medley. She also attended the Sun School convention at Lahmansville.
  Mr Frank Reynolds was here last week in the interest of the Judge.
  Mr Harman Groves came up Mon and is looking after his political fences on the mountain.
  M M Endler sold a fine young Belgian mare to Hanlin Bros last week for $260.
  Mrs E J Hanlin is having rather a serious time with rheumatism.
  C H Vance is here this week shaking hands with the voters.
  Mr S W Whipp was here this week looking after live stock.
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  Piedmont W Va May 20
 On Sun morning, May 26th, the annual sermon will be delivered before the graduating class of the Piedmont public schools, in St John's M E Church, South, by Rev Harry V Wheeler, pastor of the church.
  On Mon evening, the 27th, the graduating class will conduct its class day exercises in the assembly hall of the school building.
  The commencement exercises of the high school will be held Tues evening, May 28, at 8:15 in the Opera House. The usual essays will be read by the members of the graduating class, which is composed of eight members, equaling the largest class ever graduated from that school. Their names are: Miss Mary Alma Burnworth, Miss Grace Wood Carsley, Miss Nina May Kern, Miss Rose Mary McComb, Miss Eleanor Louise Murphy, Miss Bernice VanLear Palmer, Miss Frances May Richardson, Mr Robert Drane Stanley. In addition to three excellent choruses that are now being prepared for the occasion, an address will be delivered by Dr F B Dresslar, of the Nation Bureau of Education, Washington DC.
  Mr George N Hoover, of Luke, sailed Wed of last week in company with some friends from Chicago, for Europe. He expects to be gone about three months and will visit all the European countries.
  Mr and Mrs M A Moran and daughter, Mildred, of Washington DC, who have been visiting home folks and friends here, returned home yesterday.
  Mr Leroy L Cramer, who has been visiting his father, Mr J H Cramer, for several weeks, left several days ago.


  May 22 -
  Mrs Calvin J Racy and little daughter, of VA, arrived here Tues on a visit to her many relatives and friends.
  Riley Taylor and wife spent last Sun with relatives at Ridgeville.
  Sheriff R J Ruckman, of Romney, was a business visitor here last Thurs.
  Mrs William Batie, of Williamson, is here on an extended visit.
  Mr Robert White, candidate for prosecuting attorney, of Romney, made a business visit here last Wed.
  Mr and Mrs Julius Taylor paid Burlington a business visit last Thurs.
  S W Whipp of near Burlington, passed through here last week enroute to Hardy Co.
  Mr George Taylor and daughter, Miss Pauline, spent a few days last week with relatives at Three Churches.
  Messrs James Kelley, Herbert Clower, Crowder Hartman, Arnold Shumaker, Julius and Staton Taylor paid Romney a business visit Sat.
  Mr Hary Hendrickson, of Moorefield, was among friends here Sun.
  Crowder Hartman and Miss Cora Feaster spent from Mon to Tues in Keyser and took in the show there.
  Mr and Mrs Edgar Purgit, of Keyser, came over last Sun to see the former's father, W S Purgit, who remains quite poorly.


  Miss Shaffer, a highly esteemed young lady, died at her late home on Mon. The deceased was of a kind and gentle disposition and was highly respected by those who knew her. She was employed as bookkeeper by the E J Fredlock Manufacturing Co, of Piedmont.
  Mrs James Wilt and little son Riley, who have been very ill with typhoid fever, are slowly improving.
  Mrs Maggie Fazenbaker, who has been ill with typhoid fever, is slowly improving.
  Mr G Price, of Keyser, was a business visitor in the Tri-Towns on Tues.
  William Kight, of E, is spending several weeks with his son Wheeler, at Washington DC.
  Miss Grace Dawson, who has bee ill for the past two weeks, is able to be out again.
  J D Barrow, of Piedmont, is visiting relatives and friends in eastern cities.


  D T Greenwade, spent Tues in Cumberland.
  Mr M Tamburini, of Bayard, was in town Wed on business.
  Mrs Luella Johnson goes to Grafton tomorrow to visit her sisters.
  Mr C L Everhart's little daughter is ill with typhoid.
  Mrs E V Romig and son Jack are visiting at Petersburg this week.
  Mrs Lavenia Poland, of Mt Savage Md, is visiting her sister, Mrs T P McKenzie.
  Mr Conrad Fisher is expected home today from a two weeks visit to his son at Davis.
  Miss Amanda Stevenson got a fall last Sun and broke one of her arms near the shoulder.
  Mrs J N Poland and child of Richmond, Va, are visiting her Aunt, Mrs Price McKeznie.
  Mrs Nettie Jenkins Wolfe, of Piedmont, spent Mon here the guest to her cousin, Mrs M H Smith.
  Mrs Clarence Borst and daughter, Miss Nellie, spent Sat with relatives in Cumberland.
  Mrs R M Collins and mother returned Wed night on No 1 form a month's visit in Washington.
  Mr and Mrs Lee Ash, of Cumberland, were up several days this week visiting relatives and friends.
  Mr Richard Markwood, of Blaine, was here Wed on his way home from a visit to his old home in Grant Co.
  Rev and Mrs T S Long, of Baltimore, came up last Tues to spend a few days with their relatives and friends.
  Capt J W Vandiver, of Burlington, was over to the convention last Sat and was accompanied by Mrs Vandiver.
  Miss Lola Sharpless, who was operated on last week at the Hoffman Hospital for appendicitis, is getting along very nicely.
  A I Wilson is visiting at Altamont, W Va.
  Born to Mr and Mrs Edgar Haines, Wed, a son. - Davis news of 16th
  Miss Cora Feaster, and Crowser Hartman, of Purgittsville, came down Mon on a short trip returning home Tues.
  Mrs Jas W Siepert, of Youngstown, Ohio, arrived last Fri evening on a visit to relatives and friends who are always glad to see her.
  Mrs Walter Scherr, of Louisville, Ky, and Miss Katie Scherr of Charleston, arrived last Sat on a visit to relatives here and in Grant Co.
  Mr J G Koelz spent a couple of days last week at Petersburg.
  Miss Mary Souder of Fairmont, is visiting her sisters here.
  Dr Richard Gerstell was a business visitor to Cumberland Tues.
  Mrs Dr S E Hershey of Charleston, is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Floyd Knight.
  Rev C P Bastian, of Charleroi Pa, has been visiting his former parishioners here this week.
  Rev A A P Neel and bride returned to their home at Burlington, yesterday from their trip east.
  Miss Sallie Baker, of Burlington, is spending this week in town as the guest of Miss Tabitha Thompson.
  Miss Grace Steiding, of Keyser, spent the week end the guest of friends. -Terra Alto Republican of 16th.
  Mr John W Ravenscroft and son, Fred, have returned to their home on W Piedmont St from a short visit to Baltimore.
  Mrs D E Offut is on a visit to relatives in Cumberland and near-by points. -Oakland Republican of 23rd.
  Miss Beula McNemar left Thus to give a reading at Westminster College, at New Wilmington Pa.
  Co Supt Richard Thrush returned last Mon from Charleston where he was assisting in grading examination papers.
  Mr and Mrs W J Laffy, of Keyser, are the guests of the latter's sister, Mrs D P Kennedy, of Walnut Ave. - Fairmont Times of 17th.
  Stanley Hodges, of Franklin stopped off here last Sun with relatives on his way home form the Republican convention at Huntington.
  Capt and Mrs C F Jordan returned home last Fri from Norfolk and Buena Vista, Va, where they spent the past four or five months.
  Mr King, of Fairmont, was here yesterday on his way to Cumberland to take charge of a large contract just secured by the Brooks Construction Co.
  Hon Chas H Vossler, of Maysville, came down and spent last Sun with his family. This was the first time Charlie had been to Keyser for about a month.
  J K Millholland has accepted a position as foreman at the B&O roundhouse during the day and Mr F W Boehmes will be foreman at night.
  Mr and Mrs Maurice Newman, of Keyser, were guests over Sun of Mrs Newman's parents, Mr and Mrs L M Spurgin - Terra Alta Republican of 16th.
  Mrs D H Huffman returned last week from a visit to her home folks at Moorefield. She was accompanied home by her sister, Miss Marie Wilson who will spend a while with her.
  Mrs Earl H Smith and her sister, Mrs Lewis Millholland, who has been her guest, left yesterday for Manheim, Preston Co, where she will spend the week. -Terra Alta Republican.
  A Staley Shaw and daughter, Mrs M H Dodge and little daughter Edna returned home Tues from a week's visit with friends at Keyser and Cumberland. -Terra Alta Republican of 23rd.
  J Ben Brady and C C Pierce were Keyser visitors Wed attending the district delegate convention.
  Mrs Glenn Castle and Mrs Marshall Virts of Keyser, were guests of Dr and Mrs B A Reese last week. - Kingwood Journal of 16th.
  Mrs W E Woolf returned last Sun night from a two week's visit to Baltimore and was accompanied home by Mrs J Cookman Boyd, of Baltimore, who remained till yesterday. She was also accompanied home by Miss May Long, Mr F J Misner and Mr J B Jordan.
  Mrs J William Mason and daughter of Hancock, are making a visit of several weeks in Cumberland and at Petersburg W Va. - Cumb news of 23rd.
  James Curl, formerly of Winchester Va, but late of Uniontown Pa, arrived here Mon and has accepted a position in H A Sliger's barber shop.
  Rev Isaac Kuykendall Jr, preached last Sun morning in the Presbyterian church, and on Wed evening conducted the prayer meeting services.
  Miss Sarah McCarty Johnson, returned Wed morning from a visit for a few days to her brother Foote at Hammond, Ill and relatives at Garret Ind.
  Mrs John Babb, of Grant Co, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs Harry Greider, of this city. She arrived here last week. - Parsons Democrat of 23rd.
  Miss Carrie Morrison who has been a patient in the City Hospital for some time, left this afternoon for Mountain Lake Park, where she will visit relatives. -Elkins Inter Mt of 20th.
  Mrs A L Liller has just returned from a week's visit to her uncle, A B Lynn, in Cumberland. Mr Liller went down and spent a few days in the city and came back with her, making the round trip by way of Frostburg on the electric road.
  Licenses were issued at Cumberland to the following:
  May 16 - Guy Paul McKeen of Friendsville, Md and Gertrude M Riley of Pinto Md.
  James Edward Wharton and Mary Florence Blake, both of Mt Savage, Md.
  Charles Garthwhite Rounds, of Bond, Md and Carrie Wilt, of Frankville Md.
  Cards have been issued for the wedding of Mr James Elbert Feltner, jeweler, of Hancock, and Miss Nellie Neal Perkins, daughter of Mrs Mary J Perkins, postmistress of Hancock, and the late Dr William Perkins, which will occur Wed morning, June 5, at the Methodist Episcopal church, Hancock. The bride-to-be has been assistant postmistress at Hancock for a number of years.
  The funeral of Mr Upton Perrin Athey, aged 75 years, who died Sat morning at 6 o'clock at his home on Town Creek after a lingering illness from paralysis, took place Mon at 1 o'clock from his late home. Interment was made in the family burying ground. He is survived by one son, and two daughters, Mr George Athey, of Town Creek, and Mrs Emory Wilson, of Cumberland; also one brother, Aaron, of Oldtown and one sister, Mrs Layley of Cumberland. - Cumb news of 23rd.
  Rev Mr Halfpenny of Bloomington, was here yesterday, having come after his grandson, a boy about twelve years old. He was rearing the boy, who is an orphan, named Anthony, and the boy ran away. He was wandering about the B&O depot here early yesterday morning, when night policeman Smith took him in charge. On questioning him the officer found where he was from ad communicated with his people, with the result that the old gentleman came after him, as stated.


  The Calendar Coterie met yesterday with Mrs Wm MacDonald.
  The foundation for the addition to the Patchett Worsted Mill is being put up. It will be a large building.
  The many friends of Geo B Shank will regret to learn that he is extremely ill at his home at Burlington.
  Geo O Thrush is erecting a modern residence for L T Stafford on corner S Main and Bailey streets in South Keyser.
  Married. - Sat, May 18, 1912, at the U B Church by Rev J H Brunk, William Henry Cookus and Miss Elinor Gordon, both of Keyser.
  While the horses belonging to the Downie and Wheeler show were being unloaded last Sun morning one of the trio mules got one o fits legs broke.
  Dr J W Koe'z has bout a lot of Mrs J A Sharpless on Center St adjoining the property of Mrs Ida Reese, and will build a residence on it in the near future.
  Dr Arnold a Scherr, of Eglon W Va, a brother of Mrs J Renninger, of Oakland, has announced himself as a candidate for the legislature from the East Side of Preston County. -Oakland Democrat
  Died - Mrs Lutie Davis, wife of O D Davis, died May 11, 1912 at her home at Columbia Mo. She was the wife of Mr O D Davis, formerly of this county, and a sister of Mrs T M McNemar of this place.
  Married in the Presbyterian manse at Frostburg Mon, May 6, 1912, by Rev Dr J N Beall, Miss Edyth Beryl Ravenscraft of Elk Garden W Va and Mr James Darr, of Westernport.
  Sampson Taylor, a farmer living on east Knobley caught the mother rat and six half-grown young ones in a wire spring trap. The whole family, it seems, has been attracted to an especially morset of bait.
  Mr Samuel S Rees suffered a slight stroke of paralysis last Wed evening at his home at New Creek. His speech was affected and for a time he could not speak. Yesterday evening he was reported much better and was able to talk some.
  Rev O A Price of Topeko Miss, has accepted the call to become pastor of the Keyser Presbyterian church, and expects to begin his work here the Sabbath of July. Rev Isaac Kuykendall Jr, a Missionary o China, now on furlough, will preach in this church next Sun.
  Mr Frank W Boseley,of Old Fields W Va, and Miss Daisy E Jackson, of Cumberland were married last evening at 8 o'clock at the St Mark's Reformed church parsonage by the Rev E P Skyles. Mr and Mrs Bosley will make their home at Old Fields. -Cumb News of 22nd.
  Gee, but that's a handsome ring! You didn't get it in Keyser, did you? Why Certainly. You don't have to go out of Keyser to get the best in the jewelry line. W F Evans has a stock to sell from equal to a city store.



  The marriage of Elizabeth Hershberger, widow of the late Eli Hershberger of Bittinger, to Solomon D Yoder, of near Grantsville, was solemnized on Sun morning, May 12th, at the Amish Church at St Paul Pa. Rev Joel B Miller, of Grantsville, officiated at the ceremony. AN odd coincidence of the wedding is that this is the third matrimonial venture for each of the participating parties. Both are grandparents. The aged couple will begin housekeeping at the home of the groom, on the Slip Hill farm.


  The engagement of Miss Elsie Rand of Anniston, Ala, to Mr Wesley H Rudisill, son of Rev and Mrs L A Rudisill of Mountain Lake Park, has been announced. The wedding will take place at the home of the bride on June 5.

  Mr and Mrs Albert a Doub of Cumberland, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Elton Witmer Doub, and Mr Lester Gaylord Sigourney, of Bristol, Conn. The Bride is a graduate of the Wheaton Seminary, Boston, and two years before attended the female seminary at Staunton, Va. Mr Sigourney is a leading business man of Bristol and is engaged in the manufacture of taxicabs.



  Mr William Knieriem died yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock at his home, 189 North Mechanic Street, in the 87th year. He was Cumberland's oldest German resident. His wife died on March 18th. They had lived together 62 years and following her death Mr Knieriem lost all desire to live and his decline was rapid. He suffered greatly yesterday morning but apparent peaceful repose marked the end. All of his life had been active, until a few years ago. He was one of Cumberland's most esteemed citizens and following his demise the Kneiriem home was thonged with callers who tendered condolences to the family plunged in grief a second time within less than three months.
  Mr Knieriem was a native of Hessen, Germany, and came here with his young wife and located at Mt Savage, where he followed his trade, that of tailoring, but shortly after moved to Cumberland and located on Mill street, then Hay street and finally on Mechanic street, having lived in the house where he died 48 years.
  Cumb News of 22nd


  James Ludwick aged about 19 years, son of Ed Ludwick, was kicked by a horse Wed evening and died soon afterward. HE lived with his father on a farm near Laurel Dale.


  Mrs R B Kile killed herself here this morning with a rifle. It is presumed she was the victim of an accident. She was alone in the house at the time. She leaves a husband and one year old child.


  George Shanabarger, of Lillian, was killed by a train on the B&O RR near Lillian Sat. He had wandered on the track. He was about 50 years old and leaves a family.


  William Gale, 81 years, a violinist, died at his home, four miles north of Hancock. He was a bachelor and the last of his family. His sisters, Misses Lizzie and Kate Gale, died several months ago.


  The High School commencement is on this week. It opened up last Sun night with the sermon to the class by Rev M H Keen. On Mon night the annual contest by the literary societies was held. Tues night the Alumni banquet was held at Reynold's Hotel. Tonight the graduating exercises proper take place. The class is composed of the following: Juniata Blackburn, Edna Howell, Mary Moore, Louise Steorts, Leo Brotemarkle, Rex Lauck, John Shores and Roy Wolford. All of the exercises are good this year, and we would be glad to have been able to give a full account of them, but it was impossible to do this week.
  Las night the Junior class gave a banquet to the graduating class at the school building.


  The annual sermon to the High School graduating class was preached last Sun night in the school auditorium by the Rev M H Keen, of the M E Church, South. A union service was held, there being no services in the other churches and all of the ministers taking part. An interesting program was carried out as follows:
  Invocation, by Rev F H Havener: Hymn, "Prayer for Our Youth; Scripture reading, by Rev J H Brunk: ?Anthem, by the High School Chorus; Sermon, by Rev M H Keen: Prayer, by Rev E L Strider: Anthem, by Keyser School Chorus, Hymn, "God, Our Help and Hope." Benediction, by Rev W E Woolf.
  Mr Keen made a happy hit in the selection of his text, Proverbs 1-7: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge." He handled his subject well and brought out numerous wholesome suggestions, not only for the young who were just commencing real life, but to all. His sermon was listened to with much interest and was the subject of many favorable comments.


  The Annual banquet of the KHS Alumni at the Reynolds Hotel Tues evening, was one of the most enjoyable features of the commencement week.
  Since 1897, when the Alumni was organized, it has been the custom to hold an annual banquet. In the earlier history of the Alumni these banquets were held in the school house. but as the membership of the Alumni has become so large it was necessary to hold it elsewhere; and knowing of the capabilities of the proprietor of the Reynolds Hotel to prepare for such occasions, he was employed, and the members were enthusiastic in their praise of his elegant service: also of the beautiful decorations, which were of purple and white (the Alumni colors), and wisteria blossoms, this being the flower selected by the class of 1912.
  The association met in the htoel about nine o'clock and after hearty greetings among old schoolmates and the reception of the class of 1912, the members proceeded to the dining room where an elegant menu was served.
  After this a very interesting talk was made by the president, Miss Elsye Hoffman, in which she most cordially greeted not only the class of 1912, but the Board of Education, High School Faculty and all members of the Alumni. She also stated that the number of graduates from the KHS has been 146 during the years from 1892 to 1912. Many of these are away from Keyser now, engaged in various occupations, and several of the number have been called to the Great Beyond.
  The President introduced the toastmaster, the Hon R A Welch, who then presided in his usual and witty manner, provoking much merriment for all. The various toasts were ably responded to, and many amusing as well as interesting things were told.
  A comparison was drawn during the evening between the first commencement (?) 1890 when the first high school diploma was granted, and the commencement of 1912.
  In 1890 when there were but nine teachers in the school, the scholars of all the grades assembled the last Sat Morning in May in the Auditorium of the old school building in what was then known as the "Big Room," and which easily accommodated all the pupils during the entertainment. There were recitations and songs, and an essay by the young lady who was the only graduate that year. Then her diploma was awarded by the principal. Let us note the advancement in our school WE now have an entire week for the various entertainments appropriate for commencement week, which is both helpful and great pleasure to students and patrons.
  The Alumni Association is the one means of keeping the graduates together and each year the annual banquet is a source of unbounded pleasure to all who attend.


  Oakland Md, May 20
  The commencement exercises of the Oakland High School were held this evening in the Md Theatre, Oakland. The graduates are: Academic - Mildred Eudora Welch and Rhoda Vedora Welch, Mountain Lake Park; Eleanor Hinebaugh and Percy Proctor Kildow, Oakland; Commercial course - Walter Wyatt Dawson, Mountain Lake Park, and Ralph Sanders and Vernon Arthur Lyon, Oakland. The class was yellow rose and the colors, purple and gold.


  Berkeley Springs WV. May 20
  The class exercises of the Berkeley Springs High School were held this evening in the Berkeley Springs Opera House. The commencement will be held Wed night. The class is composed of: Letha May Ambrose, Florence Louise Buzzard, Dorothy Joanna Crossfield, Ethel Melcora Harmison, Helen Eliza Hunter, Agnes Irene Michael, Margurite Van Gosen, Louis Dittmar, John McCarty Duckwall, Alphues Hood Hunter, Herbert Randolph Lawyer, Paul Weller Reed, Harold Alston Rice and Guy Paul Thompson.


  The B&O Railroad has awarded to Roydhou? Arey Co of Philadelphia contract for remodelling the passenger station at Piedmont W Va, at a cost of approximately $7,000. A large well finished general waiting room, 28 feet by 50 feet, will be provided with tile floors. Smoking and women rooms, with tile floors, will be provided, and ample sanitary toilet facilities. The offices and baggage facilities will be improved. These changes will greatly add to the appearance and usefulness of the station at Piedmont.
  The plans and specifications were prepared by M A Long the company's architect, which will have direct supervision over the improvement.


  Grant Clark, formerly of Cumberland, is in the Keyser jail charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Clark is said to have been a passenger on the Western Md train, bound from Elkins to Cumberland, and went into the combination express car and sat down in true Western fashion, moving picture filmstyle. He wore a revolver holster but this contained no gun. The express messenger asked him where was his gun and he replied that he had none. Just then, Sheriff Davis, of Keyser, happened to enter the car and he and Messenger Sanner, noticing a bulge in the man's shirt bosom, examined more closely and discovered that he had hidden a revolver there. The sheriff took Clark in charge and placed him in the Keyser jail. The gun was not loaded.
  The express messenger had several thousand dollars in his charge.


State of W VA, Mineral County, to-wit:
  In the Circuit Court of said County of Mineral, May Rules, 1912.
Henry C Grusendorf, plaintiff
W H Glover, defendant.
  The object of this suit is to subject to sale the interest of W H Glover in the real estate of which his father, Dennis Glover, died seized and possessed, situate in the counties of Mineral and Preston, in the said State of W Va.......... J V Bell, Clerk


  Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice at Keyser W Va, week ending May 16, 1912. Ervin Kessell, C Levell, Jas A Parret, W C Raltson, W H Robertson.


  The daughters of the Confederacy will meet next Sat afternoon at the home of C W Shelly, at three o'clock. Mrs E A Burke, Pres Maria Vaas Frye, Sec.


  New Creek Post G A R will hold their usual memorial services, May 30 at Queens Point Cemetery, at 2:30 pm. We hope our citizens and fraternal orders will take part this day in memory of their departed.
F L Kimmel, Commander


  Last Sat afternoon the Rev J H Moore delivered a lecture on the late Gen N B Forest, a gallant Confederate general and one of the great fighters of the civil war. The lecture was under the auspices of the Daughter of the Confederacy, and the proceeds will be used by McNeill Chapter in the movement to erect a monument to the memory of the Confederate dead buried here in a lot adjoining Queen's Point cemetery, which was donated by the Alkire brothers some time ago for that purpose. The lecture was listened to by a large number of our people and very much enjoyed. Music was supplied by Miss Elsie Hoffman and others.


  The bill to coin 3-cent and 1/2 cent pieces has passed the House of Representatives and it is believed will pass the Senate. The demand for these coins comes largely form Cleveland and Toledo in Ohio, in both of which cities the street car fare is 3 cents. If there were no 5-cent coin, it would cause great inconvenience in Baltimore and other cites, where that is the carfare, and in Toldeo and Cleveland the absence of a 3-cent coin is just as inconvenient. IN Civil War times, when the country was flooded with fractional currency, or "shinplasters," there was ana issue of 3-cent notes, the reason for their issue being the 3-cent stamp, 3 cents being then the regular letter postage. These little notes were found to be a nuisance, especially in the churches. A collection which piled the plates was often disappointing after the 3-cent notes had been counted.
  A singular feature of the matter is the alleged opposition of street car companies all over the country to the coinage of 3-cent pieces, fearing, it is said, that their presence might suggest movements for 3-cent carfares. Balt Sun


I will sell my property in McCoole, Md, consisting of a dwelling house containing even seven rooms, situated on a lot 247 by 225 feet. On this lot are about forty large apple trees and other fruit trees, also several outbuildings all in good condition. Good well and cistern on lot. This is a pretty location for a home.
  If sold at once the price will be reasonable and the terms liberal.
  C W Shelly, Keyser


  And a bargain if sold quick, My entire Planing Mill outfit, consisting of 12 pieces of up-to-date wood working machinery, capable of putting out almost anything in the building material line made form wood, elegantly located in the heart of a good timber country and within the yards of the H S RR station, new 60X72 ft buildings with 12.X52 ft annex, 10-horse boiler with never failing well by its side; building modern and convenient on 100X200 ft lot. This is a rare chance for a man of small capital. Everything in perfect shape, as I ready to run except to fire up and team and steam. Price, $4500 with $2000 down, balance to suit purchaser. For further information call on or write,
  Sam P Clower, owner, Moorefield W Va