APRIL 25, 1913


April 22, 1913

Mrs Wilson Kern, of South Cumberland, is visiting friends and relatives here for a few days.

Geo V Ward made a business trip to Youngstown Ohio, last week.

Miss Nellie Adams went to Keyser Sun to visit relatives.

Geo S Carvey came in from Braddock Pa, on Sat and is spending a few days with his family here.

A F Haines, wife and son, of Burlington, are visiting Mrs Nancy Dowden.

Mrs Lucy Lashbaugh, of Frostburg, is spending a few days with relatives in Alaska.

Harvey Adams, of Keyser, drove down Sun and spent the day with relatives.

Mrs H A Pyles and daughter, Hilda, returned Mon from an extended visit to Chicago Junction, Ohio. They were accompanied by her son, Beaty, who is working at that place.

V E Thompson, of Frost Ky, has been in town several days on business.

Silas Milleson, of Springfield, spent a few hours in town Mon.

What has W Va done to The Cumberland Times that she must be called bad names by that paper?



Clarksburg W Va, April 11 - Maddened when he saw a man leaving his wife's apartment at the home of her mother here this morning, Everett Davis seized a shotgun and shot the wife dead. He then walked to the police station and turned himself up.

The Republicans won a three-cornered fight at Clarksburg W Va, electing William H Cole, Mayor, over E Newman Flowers, Citizens, and Walter R Jones, Socialist. He received 1,440 votes to 845 for Flowers and 74 for Jones. Others elected were Harry L Brooks, chief of police; G C Finley, city clerk; Edward J Doyle, superintendent of streets; John M Knox, collector and treasurer; Truman J Lynch, member of water works and sewerage board; William B Robbins, assessor; William B Osborn, school commissioner and Patrick Judge, John w Bornes, Charles Ernest, Charles Patton and Thomas Bohm, councilmen.


In our communication of two weeks ago we stated that Mr Fisher figured in the twelve percent interest, which was a mistake. We should have had it, he figured on the twelve percent interest. We meant that he said it was right because it was law. He said as she was a widow he would not charge her this interest, for which we fell sure she was very grateful. We are sorry we made this mistake and always want to correct them when we make them.

We are now on the banks of the North Branch of the Potomac river about two and one half miles west of Green Spring and four and a half miles east of Patterson Creek. Here the line between Hampshire and Mineral Counties ends at the Md boundary. We are almost compelled to take notice of the wonderful improvement the B&O RR Co is making. They have three tracks from Green Spring to Patterson Creek and we understand the fourth one is to be laid soon. At Green Spring to Patterson Creek they are grading and making some changes in the location of the tracks and ground ahs been staked off for a new depot that is to be farther up the tracks from the old one. We understand this building is to be all concrete work. There is the tie plant about half a miles west of this place where there are, we suppose, hundreds of thousands of ties being treated to make their life longer in the road bed. This plant has cost quite a good bit of money, and along with the other improvements should increase the assessment value of their property very much. But hey seem to have a way of getting around full value assessment, that the farmer has not got. OF course, the farmer and the people of humble means have to pay more in proportion to their wealth, which makes them quit and leave the farms. It is becoming a serious matter. Farmers congregating together and neighbors talking to each other about these things, suggesting different ways to mend, or rather better their condition. Some say they are going to sell out, others say quit and just raise enough to live on for five years and see what the results will be. We notice that there is a general falling off so far as we have been in the amount of acreage to be cultivated this summer. We have talked with several persons of Allegany Co. They say there is less preparations for farming over there than there has been for years. One man said he had quit and was only going to farm just a small amount of land and if he did not raise enough to keep his family he would make it do, for he was not going to work himself to death to keep up the high cost of living. Now this man has always been a Republican. We said in the beginning that the farmers were taxed out, not only in direct taxes but in every way. What he has to buy is costing him too much money, consequently the boys and girls are seeking employment in towns and elsewhere until the scarcity of farm labor causes a good many to go out of the business and there are more to follow in the footsteps of those who have gone. We say again, it is a serious matter. If is not only in the state of W Va, but it exists n our border States, and it exists in a greater portion of all the states. The Tribune, Echo and I suppose all of the publications throughout W Va had quite an article in them last fall about this great and serious matter. Now that doesn't make matters better for the oppressed farmer, for they are oppressed in every way conceivable and when you oppress humanity you will produce discontentment. Now can't these publications make some suggestions that will ease matters down a little and bring about contentment and quietude to the discontented farmer? It would be a source of relief and pleasure for them to read something from their papers that would be sympathizing. Yours as Farmers, Busy Bee


Born unto Mr and Mrs Oscar Blackburn, April 21, 1913, a daughter, a dishwasher instead of baseball catcher.

Miss Bessie Dean, returned from Coalton, Randolph Co, this week. She assisted in the postoffice there for several weeks.

Our genial friend, Robert Dayton, has moved to Ridgeley and is a brakeman on the W M. He says that he is coming back when huckleberries are ripe. We wish the family success in their new home.

Rev H A Brown, the new Presiding Elder, preached very acceptably in the ME Church, South, last Sun evening. He seems to be perfectly at home in his new field of labor, as much so as if he had been in the work for years.

The ground was frozen and ice was formed half an inch thick on the water in buckets and barrels last Mon morning.

Mrs Bliss King has been quite ill for several weeks owing to a slight paralytic stroke.

Mrs H G Steorts of Keyser, returned home last week after a pleasant week's visit here.

Mr D A Harris' family was visited the past week by Mrs Jerry Athey and daughter, Miss Sydney, of Keyser and Mrs C F Sharp of Vandegriff Pa.

Rev Dr Bacon will preach in the Nethken Hill church on Mon evening, April 28, and hold the business session of the quarterly meeting.

Messrs John H Tice, and R Marsh Dean were on the petit jury at Keyser this and last week.



Press (Petersburg) of 17th

L J Forman took his automobile to Cumberland Fri to be repaired. He was accompanied by R W Baker who went after the car recently purchased by E M Johnson.

Miss Margaret Duckwall who has been visiting a few days in town since the closing of her school at the Harman school house, returned to her home at Berkeley Springs Sat.

Paul Welton, who has been working in Keyser, was visiting his father, C L Welton, this week.

Raymond Hill, who has been working in the B&O shops at Keyser, came home Sat evening.

Rev U S Landstreet and wife of Medley, were calling on Friends here Wed.

J C Watson and W H Loy, of Keyser, were business callers in town last Tues.

Clarence Arbogast of Keyser, has been here this week.

J L Hott of Keyser, was in town on business Tues.

Miss Nell Smith, asst principal of the Elk Garden school, returned to her home here the first of the week. She was accompanied by Mrs Glenn Smith, of Keyser, who will visit her for a while.

Miss Cassie Alt died at the home of her uncle, James McUlty, at Landes, on Tues night. Her death was caused by cancer. Within the past year she had been to a Baltimore hospital twice for treatment, but the deadly cancer had gotten its hold. After a funeral service at the house, conducted by Rev J W Stearn, the remains were buried in an old family burying ground not far from Brushy Run. She was a daughter of the late Wash Alt, and is survived by three sisters, Miss Susie Alt of Brushy Run; Mrs Geo Sites of Rough Run, and Mrs Ankis Cook, of Moorefield, and one brother, H A Alt, of this place, and a large number of other relatives.


Review (Romney) of 16th

Ashby Fisher returned home from Davis last week.

Mrs Lou Keller is visiting relatives near Oakland Md.

Miss Edna Wirgman left last Fri for a trip to Richmond Va.

Miss Mary Pancake returned home Sat form Baltimore.

Mrs Ella Templeton of Clarksburg, is the guest of the Misses Johnson.

Mrs Elizabeth Schnibbe and son, John, of Augusta, moved in to the Hayes property last week.

Mrs Clarence Cookus and Miss Laura Gilkeson attended the Union Missionary meeting in Winchester last week.

Mrs Eugene E Ailes and children of Washington are visiting Mrs Ailes' parents here. Mr Ailes came up with them, returning Mon.

Rev H A Brown, the new presiding elder for Moorefield district, together with his wife arrived here last Thurs evening having driven from Loudoun county Va, where he was last stationed. Until the district parsonage was gotten ready he was the guest of Mr and Mrs J S Zimmerman.

Mrs Jane ?ines died at her home east of town Sun night after a long illness. She is survived by several grown children.

John H Thompson, a prominent citizen of Three Churches, this county, died at his home on Thurs last, after an illness of only a few days. Deceased was for years a member of the M E Church, South, and interment was in the cemetery at the Methodist church Sat. He leaves a wife and several children, the eldest of whom is Dr J Frank Thompson.


Moorefield Examiner of 17th

Miss Carrie McMechen, who has been on an extended visit to Chicago and other cities, returned to her home here Tues evening.

Mr and Mrs G W McCAuley left Mon morning to spend a few days in Washington and Baltimore.

By the report read last Sun morning it was shown that the Presbyterian church gave the past year, for all causes, $5,430.

Miss Nannie Gilkeson, who has been visiting Miss Lacy, of Winchester for several week, returned to her home here last Sat.

Mrs Sarah Cunningham and daughter, Miss Gertie, who have been visiting in Cumberland for some time, returned home Mon.

W M Boggs, of Franklin, was here last Fri night. While here Mr Boggs purchased of A W Harper about 75 goats, which he will take to his farm at Franklin.

Ned Miller baggage master on the H S RR is confined to his home at Glebe, with typhoid fever. Jim Smith, fireman, is sick with the same disease.

F C Welton, of Cumberland, was here one business this week.

M M Bean left this morning for a short visit to Cumberland, and Woodstock.

Mr and Mrs Geo H Kuykendall left this week for a short visit to Cumberland.


It would seem that all the fruit in this locality is killed except some late apples. How could it be otherwise with peaches in full bloom and the mercury down as low as 15 degrees?

Some oats are being sown this week.

The Mt Storm school closed last Fri. This school was very successfully taught by Ed D Hanlin, notwithstanding the smallpox interfered somewhat with its progress. Two of the pupils, Miss Effie Schaffer and Harry Bobo passed the examination for graduation, as also did Miss Myrtle Kizmiller of White Hall; Miss Grace Head and Earl Cosner of Accident; and Misses Nellie Endler and Jessie Idleman of Chestnut Ridge.

F O Idleman sold a fine four year old brood mare last week to J C Judy of Eglon. The price was $260.

Frank Jones was keeping six goats for John L Cosner. The six goats got tired of Jones' hard brush, accordingly they broke jail and went over to Allen Brown's apple orchard and peeled, so we are informed, 18 bearing apple trees. Thereupon Mr Brown presented a little claim of $140 for damages. Cosner demurred. The case was finally left to arbitration and Cosner was required to pay Brown the sum of $60.

Mr and Mrs. M M Endler went to Keyser last Fri to visit for a few days.

J D Rinehart was a business visitor here last week.

David Aronhalt has rented G P Schaffer farm and is making some noted improvements on it. The numerous little stone piles that have adorned the meadow for so many years have all been removed.




Parsons, W VA, April 11 - At the city election here, there were three tickets - Republican, Democratic and Citizens, and the following were chosen: Mayor, A E Hayes, Citizens; recorder, J A G Bedford, Republican, councilmen, Joseph Rexroad, Citizens and Democratic; Noah Stump, Democratic and Citizens, while John F Repair, Republican and J F Robinson, Democrat, tied in the first ward.



W M Boggs, purchased a flock of 71 head of Angora goats last week of A Harper, at Durgon, W Va, to be used for grubbing purposes on Cave Knob near the Trout Rock, and on his grazing farm in Pocahontas.

W M Boggs, recently purchased of Mrs Kate McCoy and Curtis McCoy, of Moorefield the lot in Franklin upon which Mr Boggs now lives. Instead of building on his lot on the back street as he had contemplated, Mr Boggs will now build upon the lot on Main St.

Mrs James Shaw died at the home of William Skiles on Tues, April 8, 1913, aged 87 years, 7 months and 28 days, leaving to mourn her loss four children: Mrs Fannie Skiles, wife of Wm Skiles, of Deer Run; Mrs Hettie Armstrong, of Doe Hill; Mrs Annie Trumbo, wife of J S Trumbo, of Oak Flat; John W Shaw, of Franklin.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Miss Mahala Bolton, was the wife of James Shaw, who died in the year 1885. To this union there were born besides the four children above mentioned, three who died in youth, and two, Mrs Jane Armstrong and Mrs Rebecca Skiles, who lived to maturity.

Rev C R Lacy and Hon John McCoy, left Mon for Waynesboro, Va, to attend Lexington Presbytery. Times of 18th.


Ridgeley W Va, April 23

The heavy freeze of Sun night has almost ruined the fruit prospects of this locality.

Mr Walter Ridgeley, whose orchard is located on Knobley Mt, about three miles south of here and who has always had about the first homegrown fruit in the city market, reports that he will not have nay peaches at all. His apples do not seem to have suffered quite so badly. Mr P M Dayton president of the Mineral Co Horticultural society, claims that the apple orchard on the high ground along Knobley Mt will likely have a half crop, but that the orchards around Alaska., Headsville and Burlington, have been completely killed by the recent freeze. The Park Orchard Co, one of the largest orchards in this section of the country, reports the damage only slight to the apple crop, while the peaches are entirely destroyed.

Dr George H Carpenter, a former resident of this place, is now improving his property by building a wall back of his lots near the river. It is understood he expects to erect several new houses this summer.

Mr Robert Dayton, of Elk Garden, an employee of the Western Md Railroad Co, has purchased a new house from Mr J T Vandergrift, on Potomac street.

Miss Lillian Wolford, of Keyser, who was in attendance at the Potomac Round Table in Romney the later part of the week, spent Sun with her friends here.

Mr Seymour Hutton, who has been quite ill with the mumps, is reported somewhat improved.

Mrs Harry F Smith and Mrs Jno Guy both of Westernport, are the guests of Mrs Elmer E Biggs, Miller Ave.


Mr D H Cannon was visiting his lady friend at Frostburg Sun.

Miss Emma Stallings returned to her home in Keyser last week.

Mrs J W Rawlings was in Keyser shopping Sat.

Mrs Lizzie Hilkey was visiting her daughter, Mrs Mae Amtower, from Fri until Sun.

Mrs Floyd Ellifritz returned to her home at Walnut Farm.

Merrill Liller is visiting his relatives at Martin.

Mr E M Norwood was in town one day last week.

Mr Jesse Hull and Mr E O Wirgman were out looking over the old W Va hills Sun.

Mr L C Thomas was in Keyser Sat. Mr Thomas is a very accommodating railroad supt.

Mr L F Sawyer, from Keyser, was out over the T M & P Sun.

Messrs Bayard Taylor and Harry Rodruck were in Keyser Thurs.

Mr W E Amtower was in town Wed.

A H Metcalfe was a business visitor in Keyser one day last week.

Hazel Metcalfe was calling on Maude Rawlings Fri.

Mr Corbett Hanger has been ill for sometime, but we are pleased to hear he is convalescing and will soon resume his work for W E Amtower.

Mr and Mrs Dave Welch are going to move to Liller Run.

Mr Calvin Dugger is visiting his uncle, Mr D H Cannon.

Mr Earl Rawlings was in Keyser Sat.

There will be an excursion over the T M & P Sat April 26th.



April 21 -Quite a cold wave struck us last Sat evening. Sun morning the ground was frozen slightly; this morning it was frozen hard, but is now getting warm. The grass don't appear to be injured as it was dry, but if there was any stone fruit that had not been killed before this freeze, it is undoubtedly all killed. The apples may not be killed, as the buds have barely commenced to swell, but may be so injured that the June drop will finish the crop.

J G Hanlin lost a fine young colt yesterday under very peculiar circumstances. The colt appeared well and hearty and would swallow milk when fed to it but utterly refused to nurse and died when two days old.

Our farmers are sowing oats and planting potatoes, but there is not much gardening done yet.

Stock could now live on the pastures, but most of our farmers are feeding some yet.

Miss Alice Hanlin showed us an egg last week from a Barred Rock hen that measured four inches in length, six and an eight in circumference and weighs four and one half ounces. Some egg that.

We notice among the many private bills introduced in the House by Cong. Brown, there is one to grant a pension to Hiram Metcalf of Elk Garden, and among the war claims to pay to the heirs of Benjamin Grayson, $4,825. Well! -?

Say Bro, correspondents, who is the "good roadster" the girl or the horse.

Uncle John


April 21 -Scott Faulk, of Keyser, was visiting his mother, Mrs Nancy Faulk, last Sun.

The Waxler School closed Wed with Mrs Edna Doman as teacher.

Charlie Iser and brother Claude, were visiting their grandmother, Mrs Nancy Faulk Sun.

Mrs Lizzie Moon, was visiting Mrs Minnie Redman last Sat.

Frank Steedman was visiting Mrs Bessie Kelley last Sun evening.

Waxler Boy


To Charles R Tibbetts:

Take notice, that on Fri, the 23rd of May, 1913, between the hours of sunrise and sunset of said day, at the law office of Wm Macdonald, in the town of Keyser, in the County of Mineral, State of W VA, I will proceed to take the deposition of Ella Stehley and other witnesses, which, when taken, will be offered as evidence in behalf of the plaintiff upon the trial of a suit now pending in the Circuit Court of Mineral Co, W Va, upon the chancery side thereof, wherein I am Plaintiff, and you are Defendant.

Yours Respectfully,

Elizabeth S Tibbetts, By Counsel


Edward Smith, aged 20 years, of Westernport, was brought to the Western Md hospital here yesterday afternoon, having had his left foot cut off at Westernport in jumping a Western Md railway freight train. -Cumb News of 21st


Miss Mae Leatherman, who is employed as clerk in Powers' grocery store, spent Sun with her parents in Burlington W Va.

Mrs Anna Arnold, who for a number of years has conducted a boarding house near the B&O depot, has returned from that business. Mr Walker Herndon has leased the building and will continue to conduct a boarding house in it.

Mr Grover Davis, son of Mr and Mrs J W Davis, this place, who had been very ill with typhoid fever in the Keyser Hospital, is somewhat improved.


Born, to Mr and Mrs W M Maine, on April 17, a baby girl.



At high noon on Wed, Mr and Mrs. Phillip Fletcher, of Twenty-First Md, celebrated in a most pleasant way, their fiftieth wedding anniversary. A nice luncheon was served to about twenty guests. Those present were C M Dayton, wife and son, and Miss Laura Hixenbaugh of Keyser; John Sigler, wife and son, of Westernport; Henry Stotler, wife and daughter of Piedmont; Harry Fletcher and wife, and Lee Fletcher wife and two children, of Twenty First; Mrs Thomas Gerard, of Clarksburg; and Mr W S Fletcher, of Neward Ohio. Two of the children could not be present. They have four sons and four daughters, Mr Fletcher is 76 years old and Mrs Fletcher 75.


Mrs J P Shafer, of Terra Alta W VA, announces the engagement of her daughter, Mrs Loula Shafer Sands, of Baltimore, to Mr Augustus J Cadwallader, of Yardley Pa. Mrs Sandds is the widow of Charles Sprigg Sands, of Clarksburg W Va, and for the last 10 years, has made her home in this city. Mr Cadwallader is a member of the well-known Philadelphia family of that name and is a partner in the firm of George F Craig & Co, Philadelphia. His home is Lakeside, a beautiful estate at Yardley. The marriage will take place early in June at the home of the bride's mother, in Terra Alta. Balto Sun


The following license were issued at Cumberland:

April 21 - Harry Thomas Geaslen, of Hagerstown Md, and Lola Edith Fazenbaker, of Westernport Md.

April 22 - Benjamin Randalls of Keyser W Va, and Mary Ethel Ellsworth, of Cumberland Md.

April 23 - Jas A Reed and Agnes Guy, both of Westernport.

April 24 - George Washington Everett of Rada, W Va, and Mary Melissa Smith, of Glebe W Va.

William Lemen Folk, of Shepherdstown Va and Jessie Ray Custer, of Berkeley Springs, W Va.

William Martin Kreling of Frostburg Md, and Edna Clara Bell, of Westernport Md.

Wilbur Raymond Brewer and Nellie Marie Dayton, both of Keyser W Va.


Alexander Redmond, the well known colored barber on Main street, and Miss Arizona Randolph, colored, were married Thurs, April 16, by Rev Beane of the St James M E Church.


Elkins W Va, April 22 - the home of Maj and Mrs John Henry Fout, Kerens Ave, was the scene at nine o'clock tonight of one of the prettiest home weddings in the history of this city, when their daughter, Miss Kathleen, became the bride of Mr Francis Dorsey, Christhilf of Baltimore Md. Rev Frederick H Barron, D D, pastor of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian church officiated. The bride is one of Elkins most gifted young women, having received her musical education at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. Mr Christhilf is an asst engineer for the city of Baltimore.

Mr and Mrs. Christhilf will leave tomorrow morning for an extended bridal tour and after May 15 will be "at home" at 26 West 25th street.


Davis W Va, April 18 - Frank Cooper, a farmer of Canaan Valley, this county, who was the Democratic candidate for Sheriff of Tucker County at the last election, and Miss Charlotte Roby, daughter of Mrs Eliza Roby, were the principals of a romantic marriage yesterday. They rode horseback to the top of the mountain overlooking Canaan Valley and at the watering trough they were met by Rev O M Pullon and R D Heironimus, attorney, who rode horseback out from Davis. Under a cloudless sky, by the trickling water trough, with a vast landscape in the foreground, the ceremony was performed. The bride wore a riding habit of brown corduroy, with hat and gloves to match. After the ceremony, the bride and groom rode down the mountain to their home.



Of Samuel Frederick Leatherman, who departed this life March 8, 1913, at the age of 26 years, 9 mos, and 7 days. He was the son of Mrs Kate Leatherman, of New Creek.

Samuel was born at Purgittsville 1887, and lived there a few years. Later he with his parents moved to New Creek, which was his home until the time of his death. There he had many friends who appreciated and loved him and also sympathize with his surviving mother and brother in their grief, which nothing but time, the great healer, can temper and alleviate the anguish of their loss. He was a consistent member of the Christian Church of Elkins, W Va, uniting with it two years ago. Although death came like a thief in the night it found him willing and, as he said, Not afraid to die.

His remains were taken to Burlington cemetery, and there laid beside his father and other loved ones who had preceded him.

Where the pains of death are past

  Labor and Sorrow cease;

And life's short warfare closed at last;

  His soul forever in peace.



Mrs W H Jackson died Wed, April 23, 1913, at her home in South Keyser, after a long illness, at the age of 50 years. She leaves a husband and one small son. Yesterday the body was taken to her home at Rowlesburg, for burial.



On Fri, April 18, 1913, at 1 o'clock pm, Robert Earl, infant son of Mr and Mrs E M Wageley, of Pittsburg, aged 7 months, passed away. Funeral services were held at the home, 5515 Second Ave, Glenwood, Mon, April 21, at 9:30 am.

Those who attended the funeral from here were Mr and Mrs W A Miers and son, and Miss Josephine Miers.

Mrs Wageley is the daughter of Mr and Mrs J H Miers, of Keyser.



Sat morning, April 19, 1913, Wm B Newman, one of the most popular B&O freight conductors on the Third Division, was instantly killed at Newburg at 6:20 o'clock. Conductor Newman, who was one of the oldest men in the service, was going west on a freight train and had stopped for water at Newburg. In passing around the rear of his train he stepped onto the other track directly in front of the way train which was running at a fair rate of speed. If he saw the approaching engine he did not have time to save himself, nor did the engineer have time to check the train. He was struck and hurled for some distance, receiving injuries which caused almost instant death. His son, Maurice Newman, was on the cars and saw a man fall under the wheels, but did not realize at first it was his father. They talked just a few minutes before.

The body of the unfortunate man was brought here one the noon accommodation. IT was accompanied by J N Laing, a Masonic friend and brother of Newburg. Here Keyser Masons escorted the remains to Thompson's Undertaking Parlors.

Mr Newman was 61 years old and a native of Corinth section of Preston Co. He is survived by his wife, who was a Miss Copp, also of Preston Co, one son, Maurice Newman, and one daughter, Mrs Roy Spangler.

He was a member of Davis Lodge No 51, AF&AM, Keyser and No 497, Order Railway Conductors.

On Mon morning after services at the home conducted by Rev A O Price, a special train took the body to Terra Alta where the burial took place about noon, with Masonic rites, the O R C also participating. The train took from here about 175 people and to these were added about 25 more enroute.

Many Masons, members of the Order Railroad Conductors, and Brotherhood Railroad Trainmen, and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, were in the party, with the relatives of the deceased.



James H King, a native of Allegany Co, Md, died Fri at his home near Grafton, aged 69 years. He was for a number of years foreman in the B&O railroad yards at Grafton. He served in Co B, W Va Volunteers in the Union Army. He is survived by his wife and six children, three sons and three daughters, in the persons of Charles O of Grafton; Fred A and W C of Curtin W Va; and Mrs George Wolf of Elkins, and Misses Clara and May at home.



Charleston W Va, April 19

Henry Moss, of Grapevine, near Sissonville, died at his home last week at the advanced age of 104 years. Mr Moss was one of the early settlers of that section of Kanawha co, and was undoubtedly one of the oldest citizens of the state. He had lived a temperate life, had been sick but little, and the end came very suddenly after eating a hearty meal.



Vernon W Hausenfluck, 22 years old, was killed yesterday at the M J Grove Lime Co's plant at Stephens City, when the brake wheel of a large box car of a B&O freight train struck a guy rope of a 1,500 pound steel smokestack and pulled it down on him. He leaves a young widow and two small children.



William A Fisher, aged 38 years, died at the home of his mother in Westernport, after an illness of two weeks.



Parsons W Va, April 22 - Victor, aged 15, son of Rev E G Chipps, pastor of the Parsons Methodist Protestant Church, was drowned shortly after eight o'clock this morning when with another companion of the same age was hunting along the Blackwater River. The boys had killed a loon which floated into deep water just below the rapids at the tannery. Young Chipps in an effort to procure the trophy was carried into ten feet of water and drowned. The body was recovered about noon.



Dr H M P Clarke died Sat morning at Cumberland Md. His death was due to hardening of the arteries around the heart. Dr Clarke has been ill for some time, but has been able to go around practically all the time. Dr Clarke was manager of the Corner Drug Store here for a number of years and was a partner in the Gulland-Clarke Wholesale Grocery Co. -Elkins Inter-Mt of 19th.



Taken to the County Hospital from the Western Md Hospital a few days ago, suffering with mental break-down, James Paxton, 56 years old, a well known miner from Barton, died at that institution this morning.

Paxton has been a sufferer from a dropsical affection for sometime, which undermined his health. His body will probably be taken to Barton for burial. -Cumb Press of 23rd.


Harrisonburg, Va - John H Estep, 83 years old, died sun night at Orkney Springs. He was stricken with paralysis and the end was sudden. He was a Confederate veteran, and leaves eight children, including Mrs D O Hulvey, of Broadway.


Dawson Md, April 4, 1913

The members of Mr R S Dayton's family very pleasantly surprised him on Sat with a Birthday Supper, it being his 65th birthday. His sons presented him with a handsome signet ring. He was also well remembered by the others present. All present enjoyed the delicious supper, and spent a delightful evening. He has the best wishes of all for many more happy birthdays.

Among those present were: Mr and Mrs E C Dayton and daughter, and Mr and Mrs C E Greenwade and daughter, Westernport; Mr and Mrs Leonard Dayton and son, Delbert, McCoole; Mr and Mrs R S Dayton, Misses Lena, Emma and Rachel, and Messrs Delemar, Marsh and Otto, at home. Also Miss ucia Newell of Keyser.



Since last report the following business has been transacted:

In the case of Miss Alta Allamong vs Frank Dixon the jury returned a verdict for the defendant. This was a case in which a daughter of J K Allamong sued Dixon, his auto scaring her horse last summer and causing a runaway. It was tried at last court, but resulted in a hung jury.

In the appeal case of John Grimes vs Mrs Annie Paris, the jury returned a verdict for Grimes, giving him $51.75. In the case before Squire Osborne Grimes was given judgment for $95.

In the condemnation case for land for a road through the property of S M Chase and others in Frankfort district, the court appointed the following persons as a committee to view the land proposed to be taken and fix the compensation: J M Armstrong, Cosmos Siple, Jacob Abe, Wm P Emmart and John H Long.

Julia Breski was granted a divorce from her husband, Joseph Breski and was awarded possession of their two children.

In the case of Chas Shoemaker vs Dr C S Hoffman, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff for one cent. This throws the cost of the suit on Dr Hoffman. The case was over a roadway. Shoemaker claimed that Dr Hoffman's team damaged the road to the amount of $300 and the case was tried before Squire Osborne and a verdict was given in favor of Shoemaker for $250. Dr Hoffman appealed the case to the Circuit court with the above mentioned result.

In the case of State vs Zimri Bailey, who was indicted for carrying a revolver, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. Tues the petit jurors were discharged for the term.


This is to notify all persons owing the estate of George T Stonebraker, deceased to settle with me at once.

Yours very truly,

Bessie A Stonebraker

Administratrix of George T Stonebraker, deceased


Edward White and Hugh Kelly engaged in a serious cutting affray in a saloon on Front Street Sat evening and as a result White is in jail and Kelly at his home on Mechanic Street with a badly lacerated face.

The affair is said to be the outcome of a long standing grudge the men have had for each other, although when they met in the saloon the hatchet was then supposed to have been buried and the men shook hands, thus supposedly ending their difficulty.

It is alleged, however, that as Kelly was about to leave the saloon, White struck him and began slashing at him with a knife. He succeeded in cutting Kelly several times on the face and on the neck. White also received a black eye, and a few cuts. Both men were arrested by Officer Nolte and were later taken to Western Md Hospital, where Dr Koon dressed their wounds. Kelly then returned to his home on Mechanic street. White being taken to jail. His trial will come up later in the month, States Attorney Perdew to prosecute.

White is a B&O engineer, of Keyser W Va. Kelly is a conductor for the same road. -Cumb News of 14th


We hazard nothing in the declaration that this question should arrest the attention and command the judgment of every class making up the citizenship of our town. Such as favor the adoption should so declared by open assertion; and such as entertain a contrary opinion should be willing to give public expression to their view. A full exchange of ideas in unobstructed discussion of the facts at issue should lead to a common level on which may be found the wisest and safest conclusion prudence may devise. A liberal and intelligent intermingling offer the best hopes of harmonizing clashing opinions, and divisions into sullen or opposing factions are always calculated to weaken the chances of success or compass them with defeat. We should stand together and talk as one people in a common interest.

After reading the New Charter; hearing it reviewed by reputable lawyers; being told that it is the same instrument tried and proved as the governing authority in many of the most flourishing and law-abiding of many States, and hearing that we are now greatly lacking in wholesome administrative rights and powers adequate to our enlarged condition, I am pronouncedly in favor of the proposed charter. IF rightfully informed the present Mayor must now depend in the administration of his government over a population approximating six thousand alone upon a statue of 1845, briefly granting rights to a town growing to corporate limits, and bearing about a similar relation to the towns of the State as the term of the constitution of the US bears to the several States; that constitution provides that the man twenty-one years of age can vote; then each state, acting under this provision, denominates the kind of a man twenty-one years old to constitute the electorate in that particular state, the features of that requirement largely differing in the several states. In a like general manner, it appears, the mentioned enactment of 1845 by the State of VA confers the right for the formation of towns and cities in the "Old Dominion;" and the scant right thus conferred is the only law Keyser has today. Occasion or emergency may arise at any time in the face of which the arm of Keyser's power would hang uselessly at her side without the semblance of a law to either stay or suppress the evil. Our growth and extension is such as to appeal for the wisest methods and the fullest rights to be had in the ripest legislation of the most modern enlightment. When we were a child it was a reasonable for us to speak as a child, but in our attained manhood we should put away childish things. Ours is a beautiful city, on which nature in the abundance of her charms, has lavished blessings; a climate of faultless salubrity; a river fresh from mountain fastnesses flowing at her feet; Alpine ranges and majestic peaks girdle in her borders and challengers the visitor to a view touching the horizon in the sublimest forms of native grandeur. Shall we deck her in robbers commensurate with her merit, and set her as a light upon a hill, inferior to move in the crown of WV glory?

April 2l, 1913 C M Miller


To Whom It May Concern:

Notice is given that L O Davis, residence Keyser, W VA, occupation policeman, W M RR, will make application to the Circuit Court of Mineral County W VA, on April 28, 1913 to carry a revolver. April 18, 1913 L O Davis


The Town Council has designated Thurs May 1st, 1913, as "Clean Up Day". All persons residing in the town are requested to clean up their premises prior to that date and deposit all rubbish and refuse in the alleys where it is accessible to the town wagons and will be hauled away on the day named. Do not deposit anything in the alleys after Wed evening, April 30th.


The construction of a new mill at Keyser, which at the outset will employ 60 persons and the capacity of which will be increased rapidly until it is probably as large as the mill of the company at Cumberland has been begun by the Klots Throwing Mill Co.

The alterations of the building have already been started and officials of the company expect it to be completed by May 15. this will be the third mill of the company in this section of the country as it already operates one in South Cumberland, and one at Lonaconing. The mill in South Cumberland employs about 350 persons.

The site in Keyser is that of the old Woolen mill. Residents of the city are delighted with the prospect of the big increase in the payroll. As most of the purchasing of the residents of Keyser is done in Cumberland, the merchants of this city are also interested in the establishment of the new mill.

The mill at Keyser makes the ninth mill of the Klots Throwing Mill Co. Officers of the company said this morning that they would like to increase the size and capacity of the mills in Cumberland and Lonaconing, if more workers can be obtained.

Cumb Press


Martinsburg W Va, April 21 - Mrs Mayberry G Tabler, wife of a business man of this city and a social leader, was probably fatally injured Sun evening in an automobile accident at Rippon, Jefferson Co. Her guest, Miss Alice Slonaker, of this city, was also severely hurt.

Mr and Mrs Tabler, their son and daughter, Carlton and Mary, and Miss Sloanker were on an automobile trip through Jefferson Co, with Carlton Tabler driving the car. In attempting to avoid a broken place in the road the big touring car swerved against a telephone pole, smashing the rear of the machine and hurling Mrs Tabler and Miss Slonaker to the ground. Mrs Tabler suffered two fractures of the right leg, one of the left leg, a fracture of the right arm and internal injuries. She was taken to the hospital in Charleston.


Full line of spring oxfords at D Long & Sons.

H B Hockman, is moving from Elkins to Romney where he will engage in the bottling business.

Brown says he drinks because it drives his troubles away. He exchanges one load for another so to say.

As W H Poling was being rushed from Catawba, W Va, where he had been injured in a coal mine, to a hospital at Fairmont W Va, he died on the train.

Smallpox have broken out in Tucker Co. Eight cases reported at Fairfax and one at William.

Mrs J H Babb and children left Thurs for a week's visit at Elkins and Davis.

Miss Gladys Lewis who spent several months at the home of her grandfather, J W Cooper, returned to Bemis Wed. She was accompanied by her aunt, Miss Trixie Cooper. -Jenniston Cor of Davis News 17th.

Miss Lucille Hilleary, who has been the guest of Miss Ella Daniels at Beverly, has returned to her home at Gorman. Elkins Inter Mt of 19th

Walter and Tom Kitzmiller of Mt Storm, manufactured 1700 pounds of maple sugar. And Job T Cosner 150 gallons of maple syrup, although the season was a short one.

Rev W D Barger has returned from a trip to Washington, where he called on Speaker Camp Clark and Congressman David J Lewis and attended the session of the Senate and House. -Hagerstown Globe

Mrs Sutherland, wife of the Presbyterian minister at Berkeley Springs, W VA, is ill at the Western Md Hospital. A number of the members of the Southminister Presbyterian Church visited her yesterday.

Mr C W Heath, of Springdale St, will leave tonight on No 1 for Columbus, Ohio, and other Western Cities. This will be a business trip.

Mr Ray Peters, of Brusnwick, and son were visiting Mr W D Peters, Pa Avenue, yesterday.

Mr C W Lewis, of Keyser, W Va, is visiting his daughter Mrs Charles McNemar, Grand Ave.

Mr Lawrence Kimes has returned from Baltimore and the east. -Cumb News of 22nd.


Washington April 20 - In his speech last night at the first annual dinner of the George Washington University School, Vice-President Marshall laid some rules for the moral and professional guidance of young lawyers. They comprise a sort of legal ten commandments. Here they are in condensed paraphrase of the Vice President's utterances:

1. Don't put a fee before a just cause.

2. 2. Don't worship money to the extent of being willing to write a dishonest contract in order to get a large fee.

3. Be a peacemaker; that is the lawyers business.

4. Don't chase ambulances.

5. Honor your profession as your own sacred honor; therefore do not seek or confound litigation.

6. Don't accept contingent fees.

7. Use your influence against the system of allowing attorneys' fees in advance in divorce cases; therein lies the evils of the divorce laws; when that has been abolished half the divorce cases would be stopped.

8. Use your influence to compel a person charged with crime to testify in the cause; the innocent man cannot be harmed thereby.

9. Take the part of the known criminal; but only to see that justice is tempered with mercy.

10. Don't inquire as to your client's pocketbook before fixing your fee.


Madame Sibyl Sammis MacDermid, dramatic soprano of Chicago Ill, and one of the most brilliant artists of that city, will give a concert in the Preparatory School Tues, April 29th, at 8pm, for the benefit of the YWCA.

Mrs MacDermid ahs sung with the greatest organizations in the world. She is on her way east to sing for the Victor Co, and being a personal friend of Miss Elsie Hoffman, was prevailed upon to stop off here.


Remaining unclaimed in the Postoffice at Keyser W Va, week ending April 17, 1913.

Mrs Margaret McMilty, Mrs N D Parke, L C Bliger, N C Cooper, E A Duling, Jno Gordon, Jno McDonald, Frank Norris, Charlie Spicer, Frank Stewart, Griffith Whiteman, Edward White.

Week ending April 24, 1913 - Miss Helen Hall, Frank Adams, Jno L Brofford, Aluadin Bruster, Paul Goss, Jno Keady, Billy Orndorff, Arthur Lord, Chas Queen, Fred H Robb, John H Theis, Wm M Welch.

WINCHESTER VA, April 23 - Nearly all the eastern side of the Great North Mt in Frederick Co is afire, and scores of men are battling tonight the flames, which are still spreading on account of the timber and undergrowth being dry. It was kept away from the farm houses by all night work. Vast tracts of valuable timber have been burned, including part of several thousand acres owned by the late Judge John Handley, of Scranton Pa. The fire was caused by Frank Clowser burning brush. While he was at dinner, it spread rapidly over the mountain. It is tonight advancing on Hampshire and adjoining W Va counties.


Announcement was made here yesterday of the promotion of W F Bently, master car builder of the B&O railroad, to take the position of general supervisor of cars, etc, on the B&O southwestern. He is succeeded on the local road by E B Miller, of Wheeling.

Mr Bently has been in charge of the company's cars between Grafton and Philadelphia for some time past. He will leave immediately to take up his new duties.

Mr Miller, who succeeds him, is well known to the hundreds of railroaders of the local divisions. He has visited Cumberland on a number of occasions. He is expected to pay a visit here in the near future. -Cumb News

Mr Miller was formerly foreman of the car shops here.


Richard Valentine has gone to Garret Ind to work.

Miss Beulah McNemar returned last week from a trip south.

Rev H C Smith, of Cumberland, was visiting Keyser friends on Wed.

Miss Olga Billmeyer has been on the sick list this week nursing a case of mumps.

Mrs E A Burke and children returned Mon from a week's visit at Petersburg.

Born April 20, to Mr and Mrs Herbert Martin, 38 Piedmont street, a daughter.

Jno S Fisher and Mr Brill of Moorefield, were in town a few hours Mon on business.

Mr and MRS Harry Miller and children, of Huntington, are the guests of her parents, Mr and Mrs Meyers.

Robert Glass a Western Md track foreman of Fairfax, ahs moved his family to South Keyser.

Mrs T A Gross of Levels, is visiting her mother in law Mrs Melissa Filler, on Mozelle St.

Mrs A J Boor, wife of agent Boor of the W M R R and two children are visiting in Ellerslie Pa.

J F Cooper, who went to Garret Ind, some time ago to work has returned. HE didn't' like his new home.

J Gibson Van Meter of Davis, spent a few hours in town Tues on his way to Moorefield to pay home folks a visit.

Mr and Mrs Blaine Connell are arranging to go to housekeeping in E G Kimmell's house on Sharpless St.

Contractor W A Liller returned Tues from a business trip to Pike Co, Ky. He went by way of Washington.

J H Strother of Medly, spent Tues night with N J Crooks on his way to Clarksburg to attend the Sun school convention.

Mr and MRS D F Huffman have returned from Moorefield, where they were visiting Mrs. Huffman's parents, Mr and MRS D L Wilson.

Miss Ella Sharpless has gone to spend the summer at the home of her sister, Mrs Cletaus Chanell at Bemis W VA.

Mrs J M Orr and little daughter, of Narrows VA, who had been spending a while here, have gone to Davis to visit Mr and Mrs. A C Fisher.

Miss Grace Pickett, of Fairmont, has been paying her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Geo W Kildow, a visit the past week.

Indian Runner Ducks - My ducks have laid every mo of the year except Aug. large white eggs, and lots of them. 13 eggs $10. 30 eggs $2.

John B Wilt returned at noon today from Coleman Mich, where he went to attend the fiftieth wedding anniversary of his parents. -Elkins Inter Mt of 22nd.

J B Cutter, of Lonaconing, who is a graduate of the Tri State Business college of Cumberland, has a position with W A Liller, as asst bookkeeper and salesman.

Mr and Mrs M M Entler, of Mt Storm, spent several days among friends and relatives here since our last issue. Mr Entler dropped in last Fri for a short while to see us. He is one of our old and valued subscribers.

In writing to have the address of his paper changed from Winchester to Nokesville Va, Rev Luke R Markwood says: "We are pleasantly located in this beautiful town, on main line of the Southern railroad, and in close touch with Washington.

W L Drake, the very popular ticket agent of the B&O here, has given up that place, and Ernest Schoppert, who has for some time worked the night turn, has assumed this job. Gus Lee has gone on the night turn. Alonzo Iser has taken up the US Express delivery.

Ben H Grayson has been on the "off duty" list the past few weeks. At first he was off nursing a sore leg, then about the time he had recovered from this he ran a nail in the bottom of his foot, and that has had him on crutches for a week or two, but he appears to be coming around all right again.

Clerk of the Court John W Young, and Mr David L Clayton were representatives of Colfax Lodge IOOF to the Baltimore Convention.

Mr and Mrs Marcus M Fazenbaker, Firm rock, Garrett county, grandparents of Miss Ethel Fazenbaker, this city on Mon celebrated their golden wedding. Including members of the family, 120 persons were entertained. The celebrants are the parents of Dr C J Fazenbaker, a well know physician of Westernport. -Cumb News of 24th.

John T Sincell was at Oakland Mon on business.

Little Miss Jan Emily Frost has been housed up with a case of measles.

Atty E L Judy, of Petersburg, was in town yesterday on business.

Miss Annie Schell, of Burlington, was in town yesterday shopping.

Mr and Mrs Wm Kuykendall have returned from their bridal tour of the east.

James Grayson, of Antioch, was a business visitor to Cumberland Tues.

Miss May Golden, of Johnstown Pa, has been visiting relatives here the past week.

J C Compton, of Baltimore, was here first of the week to attend the funeral of Mr Newman.

Mrs Chas Twigg, of Elkins, spent Sun here with her brother, William, who has been very low.

Miss Mable Bailey has been quite ill at the home of her parents on Mozelle street, for past few days.

Mrs Amanda Dixon, of McCoole, who was in the Hoffman hospital some weeks ago, is still very poorly at her home.

Mr and Mrs. J H Markwood, have been spending a few days this week with relatives over at Markwood Factory.

John Doman, of Clarksburg, has been about here a few days this week in the interest of the sale of gas well stock.

William Moomau of McCoole, who has been very ill for the past three weeks, seems a little better as this goes to press.

Mrs S N Moore, has been spending this week with her daughter, Miss Mary, at Powhatan College, at Charlestown.

Mrs W C Long left last night for Roanoke Va, to see her brother-in-law, Rev Dr A M Cackley, who is critically ill.

Rev Dr Chas Ghiselin of Shepherdstown, remained over from Presbytery and preached last Sun in the Presbyterian church.

Mrs H G Wilson, who has suffered intensely for several days the past week from an attack of rheumatism, is some better.

Mrs E M Dawson and Harley Kight, were called to Washington D C, this week by the illness of their mother, Mrs W G Burnap.

Mrs Marshall Virts returned home yesterday from a visit to friends at Frostburg, and was accompanied home by Miss Stella Chidester for a short visit.

Mrs Price McKenzie is visiting her parents in Kingwood, one of whom the mother aged 81 is seriously ill with little hopes of recovery. Her father aged 91 is in good health.

Dr Geo H Carpenter has returned from a short visit to Washington, where he was called by negotiations with a prominent real estate firm for the development of his building lots at Millerdale. -Cumb Times of 22nd.

John M Wolfe, and little daughter, Virginia, returned to Keyser Tues. Mr Wolfe has been with the Journal at Kingwood for some time, but is now back home in the Tribune office, having succeeded W S Decker, who resigned. Mrs Wolfe has been detained at Grafton a few days on account of illness.

Mrs Wolfe arrived last night on No 12.

Prof W H Thomas, instructor in agriculture at the Prep School at Keyser W Va, has resigned, effective at the end of the school year in June. Before he came to Keyser he was engaged in agricultural work in Cuba for the government. He owns two good farms in Charles Co, Md, and he is going to the farm to live.

Last Sun night, the following parties left on a southern trip: Mr and Mrs J E Gelbaugh, Mr and Mrs. W H McFarland, William and E P Shores. The gentlemen are members of the B L E, and went to Jacksonville to attend the annual meeting of the Brotherhood. They expect to visit other parts of the south before returning.

The Pickwick Theatre has been showing to crowded houses. What's the matter? Can it be the high class photoplays they have been showing, or is it the convenience of being on the first floor? Probably both. At least they are getting the crowds.


Contractor H W Baker will build a house for Clarence Snyder.

The Calandar coterie was entertained yesterday afternoon by Miss Elizabeth Hoffman.

Mrs Jannie Burke and sister of Swanton Md, spent Mon with their sister, Mrs Carrie Kight.

Thornton Schell, of Blaine, will move soon to Medley, where he will take charge of his father's farm.

Mrs R T Ravenscroft and daughter of Wheeling, are visiting Mrs J W Ravenscroft and Mrs T H Davis.

B B Baughman has been appointed postmaster at McCauley, Hardy Co, in place of J G Ludwig, removed.

Mrs Holmes Smith, returned Wed evening from a short visit to homefolks and friends in Wellsburg, Ohio.

D T Greenwade is having his residence treated to a new coat of paint. Tom McKinzie is the artist, and is doing a good job.

Mrs Grove Moomau and children of Cumberland, was here from Wed till Fri with her husband's brother, who has been quite poorly.

Guy Virts of Shenandoah Junction, who has been visiting in Martinsburg, has returned to Keyser to resume his duties in the B&O dispatcher's office.

Mrs Mary J Andrews of Moscow Mills, announces the engagement of her daughter, Mr Alvie Franklin Green, of Moscow Mills. The wedding will take place in May at her home.

Last Sun, W E Stewart and family attended the birthday party given to Mr Newton Dawson, the father of Mrs Stewart at Luke. A sumptuous dinner was served. It was his 59th birthday and Mr Dawson received many handsome presents, among them being a gold ring.

Hon Henry G Davis, who arrived here this morning on the 9:37 am train from Elkins to attend the meeting of several members of the semi-centennial commission to he held here today, will be entertained by Judge John W Mason, at his home on Morgantown Ave, while here. -Fairmont Times of 23rd.

F B Blaker, a twin brother of Hobart Blaker, of Elkins, died at his home at Davis Tues night, April 22nd.

Mr R D Wilson, general car inspector of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, and Mr E S Bottomly, chief joint inspector of the C & V, were business visitors here Wed.

Roberdeau Annan, president of the First National Bank of Frostburg, and The First national Bank of Midland, ahs announced that he has bought the home of Michael Fesenmeir, 118 Washington Street, Cumberland, and will in the early fall move his family to that city.

House For Sale: The Walsh Building on Piedmont St, 16 rooms, in good condition. Desirable for flats or hotel.

For Sale: 5 year old Percheron horse, weight 1500 lbs, well broke. Call on J B Reese, McCoole Md.

Farm Hands Wanted: Wages 17 ½c per hour. Board 55c per day. Good accommodations and steady work. F MERTENS' SONS, Cumberland Md

For Sale: 2 story brick building; store and ware room; 9 living rooms and bath; east side of Main St. Apply to J B Criser, 58 W Piedmont St.


After having been closed for months, while the bank transacted business on the opposite corner of the street, on Sat May 3, the First National Bank of Keyser, will reopen the doors for business at the old place. The whole exterior has been remodeled, particularly the banking section, with large plate-glass windows, copper doors, and tan stone trimmings. The most effective painting design has completed the whole so the building appears new.


Mon April 21

J W Thomas vs I H Davy, appeal from Squire Doyle; verdict for the Plaintiff for $15.76.

Harry Bierkamp vs B&O RR Co, suit for $5,000.00 damages for being put off a train. Verdict for defendant.

On the application of the First M E Church of Piedmont, the following persons were appointed trustees: A J Clark, W S Smallwood, Wm T Sigler and L G Albright.

State vs Zimri Bailey. Verdict of jury "not guilty." This was a case in which Mr Bailey was indicted for carrying a revolver, and in the verdict of the jury he was thoroughly vindicated of the charge.

State vs Sam Johnson; ind for a misdemeanor. Defendant plead guilty, and the court takes time to consider of its judgment.

H C Grusendorf vs W H Glover; sug on fi fa for fine. Case dismissed.

Emma Gray, ad of John Gray, deceased, vs Annie E Eagle, ad of D W Eagle, dec'd. suit was brought by the widow of John Gray for $5,000.00 damages for the death of her husband caused by the explosion of D W Eagle's saw mill boiler last summer, in which Eagle and several of his hands were killed. The defendant tendered a demurrer to the plaintiff's declaration. "And the court having considered of the demurrer is of the opinion that it is not competent to sue administriatrix for the tort alleged to have been committed by the administratrix's decedent and if there was any action against the defendant's in testate in his life time the same abating upon his death, and is not kept alive by statute, the court doth therefore sustain the defendant's demurrer and dismiss the plaintiff's action."

Jos H Boyce vs Annie E Eagle, administratrix of D W Eagle, deceased. This was the same sort of suit as above and disposed of in the same way.

An order was passed that the funds in the hands of the Davis Trust Co, Elkins W VA, belonging to the Thomas Davis Estate, should be transferred to the Fidelity Trust Co of Baltimore. This included $200,000 in bonds, stocks and cash. This order was the result of a suit instituted in the Mineral County courts, by the Fidelity Trust Co and Ernest D Price, guardians in Md of Alice D Price, Harry B Price and Catherine B Price, children of Blanch Price, and nieces and nephews of the late Thomas B Davis of Keyser, against the Davis Trust co, of Elkins W VA, guardians of the Price children in W Va, to have Davis Trust Co, who hold in their possession $200,000 in bonds, stock and cash belonging to the Price children, transfer it to the Md guardians.


The jury last Mon in the suit of Harry Bierkamp against the B&O RR for $5,000 damages for having been ejected from a train, brought in a verdict for the railroad. Bierkamp and J T Martin, who entered a suit for a similar amount, boarded a train on Dec 24 last to go to Piedmont. They did not have the necessary vaccination certificate to get through the quarantine and were ordered from the train by the conductor. The suit of Martin is yet to be tried. W H Griffith appeared for Bierkamp and F C Reynolds for the railroad co.


Atty R D Heironimus, of Davis, last Sat sold in front of the Courthouse here:

The Hardy and Butts orchard containing 100 acres and about 1000 apple and peach trees, a desirable fruit tract adjoining the Park Orchard Co on Knobley Mt was purchased by A V And S A Park.

The Farris and Shank orchards on the same mountain range in this county, to the north, were sold to WM Farris, a partner of Mr Shank, deceased, who lives at Parkersburg.


The Rt Rev George W Peterkin, D D, LL D< senior Bishop of the Diocese of W VA, will preach and administer the rite of confirmation at the Emmanuel Episcopal church, Fri evening, April 25, 1913.


Notice is hereby given that the firm of F H Lease & Bros, has this day been mutually dissolved; the interest in said co-partnership of said Frank H Lease ahs been purchased by Wade Lease, and the property of the firm now belongs to the remaining partners thereof.

All outstanding obligations of the firm will be discharged by them.

F H Lease

Wade Lease

Gipson Lease

M E Lease

S J Lease


My farm in New Creek Valley, 3 ½ miles south of Keyser W Va, Contains 175 acres, lays well and well watered, adapted to farming, trucking and fruit. Has on it orchard of 4,000 peach and apple trees one to three years old. Will sell all or a part to suit purchaser.

W W Leatherman, Keyser W Va


The cornerstone of the new high school building in the town of Parsons W Va, will be laid with Masonic ceremonies on May 30. This will be the first public cornerstone laying ever held in Tucker Co and being on a holiday a large crowd will be in attendance. It will be laid under the direction of the board of education of the Black Fork district.