JANUARY 26, 1912


The weather for nearly two weeks has put the weather cocks, weather forecasters and sign seekers in the shade. Old people say it has been without a precedent in their remembrance. On the run mercury reached the lowest register of some of the thermometers and then kept on going downward into bulbs.
It ranged from 30 - 33 1/2 varying in locations. Then the stormy days, with a low mercury, made the weather al the severer and harder to endure by man and beast, to say nothing about the frozen flowers, potatoes, etc. But back of it all is, yet a smiling Providence who will calm the howling winds and cause the sun to shine, and temper the elements to the lambs and the shorn sheep, and will cause nature to don herself most gloriously again. But one is again reminded that our wisdom is ignorance, a thing of bliss, for we can't know "what a day may bring forth."
Miss Lydia R Arnold returned home today (Wed) from Bridgewater and says her aged mother is some better.
For some time Homer Walker has been ailing but did not have the Dr till Sun. The ;physician then diagnosed the case as genuine scarlet fever. In the mean time several children had been exposed to it. This caused some excitement in the neighborhood and it has been decided to close the school for a few weeks for developments.
Fred Davis of New Creek and a neighbor came over to J W Leatherman's for two loads of straw Tues.
Mrs Ellen Leatherman is still at her son's on New Creek, caring for Mrs Bertha Leatherman who is still indisposed.
Gus King of Eglon, has been visiting several days, his daughter, Mrs Allie Leatherman.
Aunt Margaret Mayer died last night at 10:15 and will be buried Thurs am. There will be no funeral now because of the scarlet fever scare. She was bedfast about six days with a deep cold and bronchial pneumonia. Mrs Bettie Martin whom the deceased reared from childhood has ben up helping in time of sickness.



Mr and Mrs James Zell spent last Thurs with Mrs Jane Ludwick.
Mr and Mrs C D Whiteman were in Romney Sat.
Miss Rose Martin, of Piedmont, is among friends.
Miss Belle Taylor is visiting at the Stone House.
Mr and Mrs B T Racy, of Romney, were visiting relatives last Thurs.
Mrs Sallie Ensley, of Cumberland, was visiting friends last week.
Mr C C Arbogast, of Keyser, was among friends here last week.
Mrs John H Parker, left Mon for Staunton Va.
Mr J H Parker, was in Cumberland Mon.
The Box supper held at Union school house by the Ladies of the Trinity Church was quite a success. They made $38.35.
Mr O A Whipp has returned from the Hospital, we are glad to report he is improving.



W T Zeiler, of Greenland, was here on business Tues.
J H Babb has been appointed postmaster at Jenningston.
Born Sun night to Dr and Mrs Siple, a daughter.
Arthur Cunningham was here this week on one of his regular business trips.
The little daughter of Mrs and Mrs C A Bergdoll, which has been sick of bronchial pneumonia, is now better.
Last week, Max Bear sold his farm on Luney's Creek to Squire Shobe for $9,200. Mr Shobe has also sold his residence in Petersburg to Mrs Rose Delay. All parties give full possession March 1st.
We are glad to note that R Glenn Smith, has been made asst manager of the Siever Hardware Co for which concern he has been for several years a traveling salesman.
Frank Oats left Tues for Cumberland, where he expects to enter the employ of the B&O railroad.
Veach & Co have sold their stock of merchandise at Seymoursville to Evera Rinehart and P H Hood. The name of the new firm is Rinehart & Hood. Wirgman, of Romney, has been assisting in taking the invoice.
James W Stewart, a native of Montevideo Minn, has been in this section trying to buy a farm. Mr Stewart says this county suits him better than the cold northwest, and he expects to locate somewhere in the South Branch Valley. The folders sent out by the South Branch Board of Trade are what made Mr Stewart turn his eyes toward this section.


Mrs Mary Kelly, an aged and respected lady, died at her home here, Mon night, Jan 15, 1912, aged about 70 years. She leaves one son, who is in the West. The funeral took place from St Peter's Catholic Church.
Mr Harry Thomas died Fri morning between 7 and 8 o'clock of typhoid fever. He is the son of Mr Wm M Thomas and is a brother of M J D Thomas, cashier of the First National Bank of Piedmont. He was about 32 years of age. The funeral took place from the home on Sun afternoon and was largely attended. A student from the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg officiated, assisted by Rev Wm Harris, pastor of First M E Church of Piedmont.
Mr Wm Fair, the B&O Brakeman, who was found lying between the tracks in the yards here last week died Thurs night in the Western Md hospital, Cumberland.
Mr Chas M Hines, of Piedmont, and Miss Gladys Fazenbaker, of Westernport, were united in marriage at St John's M E Church parsonage by Rev H Wheeler, Tues evening, Jan 16, 1912.
The ladies of St James Episcopal church, Westernport; held an exchange in the Brady building, Westernport, on Sat last which was very successfully patronized.
Born on Wed evening, Jan 17, 1912, to Rev and Mrs W H Stewart, of Western hill, an baby girl.
Mr Claude Kight of Piedmont, and Miss Marie Katherine Dunk, of Westenport, were married at the First M E parsonage Mon evening, Jan 15, 1912, by Rev Wm Harris.
Mrs Wm T Sigler has returned to her home here from a visit to relatives and friends in Washington city.
Dr T A Cross, is still confined to his room, suffering with a gathering in his head.
Mrs R J McCandlish and son are visiting Mr and Mrs (?U) B McCandlish, of Westernport hill.
Miss Nellie Dowling, of Westernport, is substituting as a teacher in the Barton public school.
Mrs A Knell Jr, and Miss Emma McKone of Baltimore, was called here last week by the serious illness of her niece, Mrs Thomas Wheland.
Miss Bernice Crumm, of Lima Ohio, who has been spending some months with her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs J M Davis, of Westernport, has returned home.
Mrs Thos Whalen, who has been very ill at the home of her mother, Mrs J J McKone, on Riverside road, Westernport, is somewhat improved.
Mr and Mrs J J Cashman and son, Paul, of Martinsburg, are spending a few days visiting Mr Cashmon's parents, Mr and Mrs James R Combs.
Mr Chas Smith, of East Fairview St, was on the sick list last week.
Misses Bessie and Willa Huth have returned to their home here from a pleasant visit to relatives in Hagerstown.


Jan 23, 1912
Dear Old Tribune -
I want to say to your many readers amongst whom I have a few friends - that I am just recovering from a two weeks attack of pneumonia, am now able to walk about my room by using my cane. My good wife, who took the same disease later, is yet in bed, but is convalescing. Yesterday morning our son, Bruce, was stricken with the same disease, but appears to be doing fairly well. Dr W G Drinkwater, of Gormania, is in attendance.
Lewis Mank, of Schell, has had a severe attack of the same disease but is now able to walk about the house. Two of Minor Cooper's children were stricken with the same dread disease yesterday.
Uncle Luke Kitzmiller whose sickness we mentioned some weeks ago, is improving slowly, but not able to leave his room yet.
 Uncle John

Note. The editor and the Tribune's many readers deeply sympathize with Uncle John and his family in their sore affliction and hope for them a speedy recovery. We all miss Uncle John's letter, if they fail to arrive each week.

A phone message from "Uncle John" just before we go to press states that Mrs J C Hanlin was stricken with pneumonia yesterday, which makes seven cases in that immediate vicinity, but all of them are doing well, though Bruce Rodruck is quite sick.


There was a big wreck on the Western Md at Poling's Water Station n Sat night at about 11 o'clock in which an engine was turned over and five steel cars were derailed. the wreck was caused by two locomotives sideswiping. Westbound freight train 87 sideswiped an eastbound train on the long siding at that point. Fortunately, no one was hurt by the accident. The wrecking crew from Ridgely was sent to the scene and after several hours had the tracks open for the traffic.
There was a fire at the West Va Junction in which the big coal tipple was burned so badly that the company was compelled to abandon it on account of it being too dangerous. The large steel chutes were saved but that was all of any consequence. They will in all probability make preparations for the rebuilding of it, as soon as possible as it is placing them at a great disadvantage as well as putting them to a great deal of unnecessary expense.
there was quite a sad accident occurred on Piedmont Hill on Sat about noon in which one girl was killed and several others badly injured. The accident occurred while a crowd of young colored people were coasting down Child's avenue and ran into a delivery wagon, breaking the neck of Charles Campbell's daughter, aged about sixteen years, also breaking three ribs and an arm for a boy and injuring several others pretty badly.
While eastbound passenger train No 72, on the B&O was coming through the cut below the Bloomington bridge on Sat evening it struck three Italians, killing one out right and badly injuring the other two. it seems that while the two were going up the westbound track when they heard a freight train approaching and stepping out of the way into the path of the accommodation with the above results.
Mr Harrison Wilt, of Bond, is visiting his parents here for a few days.
Mrs Bruce Nicola is visiting her sister, Miss Rebecca Duckworth, of Aaron's Run for a few days.
Mrs Baker Greitzner, who has been very ill for several days, at her home on Hammond and Rock Streets, is slightly improved.
Mr Sylvester Thresher, who has been visiting his parents at Paradise, near Midland, has returned to this place.
Mr Lester Dawson, who was visiting his parents at Ocean, on Sun, has returned to this place, where he is employed at the pulp mill.
Dr F L Baker was in Keyser on business last Tues.
Miss Mayme Dean of Baltimore, is visiting Miss Anna Leary.
Dr M F Wright was a Keyser visitor last Tues.
Mr S R Taylor, of Salisbury Md, is visiting in Keyser this week.
Dr P S Keim was an expert witness in an important case in Court here this week.
Miss Margaret Virginia Jordan, daughter of Mr and Mrs A A Jordan, was born Jan 12, 1912 and already she is one of the most popular young ladies in Keyser's social circle.
Mr William Babb, of Medley, was visiting in Keyser this week.
Mr George Macfarlane was in Keyser on Business this week.


Mr Steve Davis, of Morgantown, was in Keyser on business this week.
Rev H C Smith, was visiting in Keyser this week.
The board of regents has appointed Miss Margaret Greenwade to a position in the Commercial Dept of the Preparatory School.
Sam Sing, our efficient laundry man has been sick for several days.
John G Gordon, of Elk Garden, made this office a pleasant call last Wed.
Eggs are high; get more eggs; use Pratts Poultry Regulator, guaranteed egg producer. Frye & Son
Mr John G Wolfe left Tues night for a visit to relatives in old Virginia.
Born to Prof and Mrs J C Sanders, this Friday AM, a fine ten pound son.
Mr and Mrs J B Rees were shopping and visited Keyser Sat.
Mr William Steward, of Harrisonburg, Va, is visiting relatives in Keyser and Mineral County.
Clerk J V Bell went down to his office last Mon morning for the first time since he broke his arm. His many friends were delighted to see him on our streets and at his post of duty again.
Mr and Mrs Cecil Miller, of Lonaconing Md, spent part of the week with Mr & Mrs F L Byrd.
Mr J B Dugger of Potomac W Va, was a visitor to Keyser this week.
Mrs Oliver Sweitzer, of Swanton Md, is visiting in Keyser this week.


When we awoke this morning the beautiful snow was coming down fine and fast, as we got to press it continues to fall thicker and faster. The wind is from the north east and the temperature is pleasant.


In Cabin Run District there are only nine schools, but in these are nine good teachers, a great deal of interest is being taken in the care of the school property. The school rooms are invariably so cozy and well kept that it is a pleasure to visit them. Special mention will be made later of those which ranks as first grade according to the schedule recently sent out by the state superintendent. The professional interest of the teachers was shown in that all attended the district institute. Another matter worthy of note is that each school has a flag and a well selected library.
The board of education is made up of Sampson Taylor, Pres, Keyser; John R Fertig, Headsville; M M Biser, Junction; with Chas Carskadon, Headsville, as secretary. It is partly due to the attitude of the board toward the school property that the teachers are able to make such a good showing. There seems to be a wholesome cooperation owing to the small amount of taxable property only the minimum salaries for teachers can be paid $40 for first grade, $35 for second and $30 for third. Two teachers hold first grade certificates, six second grade and one third.
Below are given the names of schools, teachers, and addresses of teachers. Where two addresses appear, the second is the home address otherwise it is the home and school.
Rogers - Daisy Alderton, Keyser, Davis;
Fountain - Myrtle Bond, Keyser;
Gate - Wm E Rogers, Keyser;
Grove - Frank A Urice, Keyser;
Eureka - Mrs Bertha Urice, Keyser;
Page - Bertha Whipp, Burlington;
Reeses Mills - Ora Dawson, Reese Mills;
Headsville - Helen Cunningham, Headsville, Burlington;
Beaver Run - Cora Whipp, Burlington;

Richard W Thrush



Charles F Helsley was killed in the Keyser B&O Yard Fri night, Jan 191,1912, by engine No 1834, aged 23 years. Death was instantaneous. He came to Keyser from MT Jackson, Va, less than three years ago, and ever since had been in the employ of the B&O R R as fireman. About one year ago, he married Miss Leona Oates, daughter of Mr Jacob Oates, of Keyser and she, with a six weeks old child, survives him. the funeral services were held at the residence of Mr Jacob Oates, on Piedmont St, Mon afternoon, conducted by Rev M H Keen, the body was buried in Queens Point Cemetery.


Miss Jane Ellen Kern, one of the oldest residents of Romney, died at her home here at an early hour Fri morning, at the advanced age of 84 years. She had been an invalid for many years. She is survived by one brother and several sisters, all of them living away from here. Funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased Sun morning, conducted by Rev I G Michael, assisted by Rev G A Gibbons. Interment in Indian Mount cemetery.
Romney Review


Mrs Gaska Kolkhorst, died at her home on Spring St, last Tues, Jan 23, 1912, aged 86 years. She was buried in Terra Alta Wed.


Carmela Schepis, the Italian who was killed on the Seventeen Mile Grade last week, was buried in the Keyser Catholic Cemetery last Fri. A large number of his Italian friends from Rowlesburg, including Mr Charles Schepis, attended the funeral together with others who are residents of Keyser.


The B&O Passenger Depot, which has been in course of reconstruction for months, and has been enlarged and greatly improved in appearance within and without, as well as made more comfortable and convenient for the traveling public, has again been opened for use, the business has been transferred from the temporary quarters across the street, and our popular Agent, Mr J Z Terrell and his force are enjoying their new headquarters. The B&O Emergence Hospital on Mineral St, is about completed.


Several days ago, Mr F B Valentine, of Ridgely W Va, was digging a ditch on a farm near Cumberland, and found a collection of rare Indian relics four feet from surface. He found the skeleton of a very large Indian which measured 7 feet 4 inches in length. Near the neck lay 154 beads made of Marzinella shells and 22 round bone beads. One large shell disk or pendant with a hole in the center, around the skull as if they had been stuck in the hair, was found 21 long tubes or beads made from the inside whorl of some large shell. Near the skull lay a large green granite discoidal stone 4 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 3/4 inches thick, deeply concave and both sides and a hole in the center. It is polished fine. On top of this stone lay nine bone needles or awis, seven of them measured 4 1/2 inches long. These were made form the leg bone of some animal, probably the deer; the other two are flat, over 6 7/8 inches long, the other 7 7/8 inches long, the last two have holes in the back end; they also have notches or tally marks in the back of wide end; the longer one is highly polished and shows much use. Above the needles lay a fine pipe also a red jasper spear head, near the spear a bone fish hook was found. Near the skull a quart of red dust or paint was found. There never has been any Indian relics of this kind found in this county before. The skull is very flat, forehead one-inch above the eyes, the back of the skull is long and egg-shaped; must have belonged to a very ancient race.


From time to time our community is visited by men of swarthy skin and oily tongues, who introduce themselves as pious missionaries from Persia, Syria, Turkey and elsewhere in the distant East.
Usually they travel in the Biblical way, two and two, affect a ministerial dress and wear a clerical collar buttoned at the back of the neck. With unction grace, adroit skill, they importune you to give them money with which to build churches, orphanages, hospitals and schools in their native land. They are abundantly provided with certain formidable looking documents written in Arabic, purporting to be credentials of their trustworthiness from some high ecclesiastics in the remote Orient. They may also show you some paper in English, which are claimed to be genuine testimonials from well-known ministers of different churches certifying their good character.
These fellows are difficult to get rid of. With the pernacity of the leech they hang on to you in the effort to extort the coveted cash from you pockets. Don't Give them a Cent! With hardly a single exception they are out and out frauds. Religious fakes, preying upon the unsophisticated sympathy and unsuspicious credulity of generous hearted people.
the undecipherable credentials and the open testimonials they carry are forgeries pure and simple, and merely part of the game with a bait to "take in the suckers."
Our county is swarming with these wily Asiatic, who look upon the churches of America and pertly so, or it would seem, as rich harvestfields, where golden grains are easily reaped merely for the asking.
The Missionaries on the ground, and the different denominational Boards of our churches in America, are constantly warning our churches, through the Religious Papers, not to waste their money on these artful pretenders. Not a dollar that they get from our church members and others, ever goes to the objects for which they claim to be gathering it in.
On the contrary these unscrupulous scoundrels return to their country enriched with their "rake ins," to live the balance of their lives in ease and luxury. Their abundant success encourages other "brothers" of their countrymen to head for America to repeat the same looting process over and over again. We have reason to believe that Keyser has been found an "easy mark" to work by these Oriental mendicants. It is about time we should say to them, when they appear at our door or attempt to invade our churches, "Pass on." Or better yet, turn them over to the police for attempting to get money on false pretenses.
When you have fifty for benevolent and missionary purposes, be sure to put them in the church baskets, and then you can be confident, that they will move along authorized channels, and reach the causes for which you design them.
The above warning is prepared at the request, and with the endorsement of the Ministerial Union of Keyser.
M B Lambdin


The State Board of Control is arranging to secure a lease on the Keys House in Keyser to be used as a dormitory for the young men attending the Preparatory School. The building is to be remodeled and fitted especially for that purpose. The principal and certain of the professors will live there also, the young men will board as well as lodge and study in the same building, the presence of the instructors and their wives insure proper supervision and discipline, and board can be furnished at a much lower price than has to be paid under the present system. This movement on the part of Prof J W Stayman and the Board of Control will popularize the school and doubtless greatly increase the attendance.


Jan 24, 1912
The Keyser Canning Company seems to mean business; we learn that they have today purchased the machinery to equip their plant which will be installed in the near future. They also gave the order today for their seasons requirements of cans, which will amount to about twenty-six thousand cases, there being twenty-four cans to the case.
We learn from the management that this company intends to pack a very fine grade of tomatoes, which will be known as the Queens Point Brand, and a large portion of these tomatoes will be grown by the Keyser Canning co on their Queens Point Farm.
This company will use very effort to make the Queens Point brand one of the leading brands of tomatoes on the market, by using nothing but first class tomatoes, and by using every possible care in the way of sanitation.
This factory is a long felt want in our community, as it will enable many of our farmers to turn many of their acres into a very profitable crop. We understand it does not take rich soil for tomato growing; being better if not so rich. Almost any of our soil with two hundred lbs of good tomato fertilizer will bring anywhere form one hundred and fifty to three hundred bushel per acre. They will make the farmer $50.00 per acre. We don not believe that there is any crop raised in this part of the country that will net the farmer one-half of this amount.
The company has already contracted for more than half of their acreage, and want to complete their contracts in the next two weeks. They are putting in a plant that will take care of two hundred acres this season, and as soon as they contract for the amount, they will not feel under obligations to buy an other tomatoes not under contract.
This being an enterprise that will help and benefit a large number of people, we say let us all join in and help.
It is up to our local people to make this new enterprise go, for its success means our prosperity, and as we encourage it, it will grow into a larger and still larger plant, and mean more and more to Keyser and Mineral County.


We have bought our machinery which will arrive and be installed about March. We have also entered contract for twenty-six thousand cases of cans for the season which will make over six hundred and twenty four thousand cans, or about eighteen or twenty carloads of empty cans.
We have already contracted for part of our acreage, but find now that we will need only about sixty acres more to complete the number of acres that we have prepared to handle this season. So we would request all parties that are interested and desire to contract for tomatoes, to see our secretary, Mr A V park, in the next two weeks.
After we have contracted for two hundred acres, the amount that we have made arrangement to take care of, we will not then feel under an obligation to buy outside tomatoes.
We desire to state that in order to raise perfect colored and high flavored tomatoes, it is necessary to use a good grade of tomato fertilizer, which we will furnish to the grower at cost and carriage without any money to be paid down, but cost of same to be paid out of tomatoes.
We advise growers to advise us of their need as early as possible so that we can arrange the supply needed. We use a special tomato and furnish the seed free to the growers; also give personal instruction son raising plants and growing tomatoes.
Keyser Canning Co.


The stockholders of the First National Bank of Keyser, had their regular annual meeting in their banking house last Tues. The following board of directors was elected, F M Reynolds, S S Rees, H C Homan, W J Babb, Geo T Carskadon, J D Gelwick, R W Nine, J H Markwood. The officers of the Bank are F M Reynolds, President; J H Markwood, Vice president; H L Arnold, Cashier. The bank is in a first class condition and has had a good year. The usual dividend was declared.


Mrs Mary Harris Armor, "The Evangel of The New Crusade" will speak in Keyser Feb 27 in the interest of the Prohibition Amendment. As intense as LaFollette, and as eloquent as William Jennings Bryan, Mary Harris Armor is a dynamic force on the platform which is overwhelming and irresistable. to an audience of fully four thousand in number at the Nebraska Epworth Assembly, Mrs Armor surprised, amazed and captivated all who hear her."
Lincoln Times


The stockholders of the Knobley Mt Orchard Co, met in Keyser last Tues and elected the following board of directors:
D A Arnold, N J Crooks, S J Whipp, R W Nine, J Sloan Arnold, Orlando Harrison, B B Cavitt, E V Romig, O A Hood, D A Arnold is president; Orlando Harrison, vice president; T T Huffman, secretary; O A Hood, treasurer; J Sloan Arnold, manager.
The stockholders of the Buckhorn Peach Co met here lst Tues and reelected the following board of directors and officers: D A Arnold, President; R W Nine, vice president; E V Romig, secretary; J H Swisher, treasurer and they with the following constitute the board of directors: J Sloan Arnold, B B Cavitt, T T Huffman, D F Huffman, N J Crooks.
The stockholders of the Alkire Orchard Co, met in Keyser Wed forenoon and discussed the condition of the orchard and planned for the future. The officers elected for the ensuing year are, V F Alkire, president; R A Welch, vice president; T T Huffman, secretary and treasurer, and they with the following constitute the board of directors: J H Markwood, Roberdeau Annan, C L Bane, Geo A Harrison.
The stockholders of the Mineral County Orchard Co held their annual meeting in Keyser Wed afternoon, O A Hood was elected president and treasurer, R W Nine, Vice president, T T Huffman, secretary and these with Dr L H Gaston, C L Bane, H L Arnold, D T Huffman and L C McDonald compose the board of directors.
The stockholders of the Abrams Ridge Orchard Co, held their annual meeting in Keyser Thurs. O A Hood, R W Nine, W C Grimes, T T Huffman, D F Huffman, H L Arnold and John Ed Frye compose the board of directors. The officers of the company are, O A Hood, Pres; T T Huffman, Vice Pres; John Ed Frye, Secty; H L Arnold, Treas.
The annual stockholders meeting of the New Creek Store Co, was held at N J Crooks office Jan 23. The same officers and directors were elected. The Company has been doing a very good business until the Union Tanning Co, closed down its Tannery up there last Fall and since then most all the Tannery people have moved away.


Below we give a statement from Mrs W G Barrick who lives near Elk Garden in this county. It will be interesting to our readers and it shows what the ladies on our farms can accomplish.
"Last year, I kept 90 chickens. I sold 633 dozen eggs which bought $158.25; I also sold chickens amounting to $22.88. In this time, we used eggs and chickens for the family which are not included in the above.
From the nine cows kept during 1911, I sold 1188 pound of butter, amounting to $297, and cream to the amount of $125. Total derived from chickens and cows, $603.13."
Mrs W G Barrick


The most important case before the Court this week is the damage suit brought by J E Aronhalt, Admr, for William Hetzel, decd, who was killed in the explosion in Mine No 20, Elk Garden, April 24, 1911, when 23 miners met tragic deaths. The suit was brought against the Davis Coal and coke Co, the owners and operators of Mine No 20. the suit was brought for $10,000 damages, the contention is that the explosion was the result of negligence on the part of the company in operating the mines. Messrs Richmond, of Cumberland, Bowers, of Elkins, C Finell, F C Reynolds and E Nethken of Keyser are the attorneys for the Davis Coal and Coke Co. W H Griffith is the attorney for the plaintiff. The suit is being hotly contested on both sides. A large number of witnesses have been examined, much expert testimony was taken. A large per cent of the men of Elk Garden were here this week, being in one way or another associated. This morning the court instructed the jury to find for the defendant.


Mr M Masteller, of Fredericksburg, Va, president of the Masteller Coal Co, of W Va, and Gen Supt of the P F & P RR in Va, was here this week to attend the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Coal Co. While in Keyser he was guest of his brother in law, Mr J C Watson.

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