December 27th 1912

Seeking Location

Elders Abernathy, Oakland; Leatherman, Old Fields; Barnhart, Hagerstown; Miller, Roanoke; Thomas, Harrisonburg; Haler, Lancaster; Bonsack, New Windsor Md; and Howe, Johnstown; composing a committee of the church of the Brethren to locate a permanent place for holding the annual meetings when it occurs east of the Ohio River, held a meeting at Hagerstown this week in the Board of Trade rooms. The members of the committee went to Pen - Mar, then they left to look at the park. They returned and took in Hagerstown as to the advisability of selecting it for the big meeting. Then they left for Hershey Pa, to look at a park there. After inspecting the Hershey site they will visit Mt Lake Park. There are 8 places which the committee has in view, extending far south as Asheville NC

Pardoned by the Governor

John Brown, sentenced to serve a term of 8 years in the Maryland Penitentiary after he had been convicted to the Circuit court of his county on the charge of killing Truman Root, was pardoned by Governor Goldsborough last Thursday. Brown had served about 6 years of his sentence and was reported as having been a model prisoner by the penitentiary authorities.

Say Something Good

There is going to be a pumpkin horn band organized in Burlington with Mr Arnold Vandiver as push root director, and Mr Ike Emmit as pitch fork time keeper. I hope on their first parade they can play the pumpkin and march on the wing. Shall the message go on; pick out Mr Arnold V and watch him for a while, he never wastes a kindly word, he never wastes a smile, he would criticize his fellow man at every chance he gets, he never found a human just to suit his fancy yet. From him I guess you'll learn something. If he were pointed out, something that every one of us should know lots about; in speaking of a persons faults, Mr Arnold, pray don't forget your own; remember those with homes of glass should seldom throw a stone. If you have nothing else to do but talk about the Mountain Valley Band, better to commence at home and from that point begin, then let us all, when we commence, to slander friends or foe. Think of the harm one word may do to those you little know. Remember curse sometimes like your chickens; " Roost at home". Don't speak of others faults Arnold, until you have none of your own. The Mountain Valley Band music has just the effect on everybody-without exception; Thats why there is bands in the Army and Navy. The band is the greatest institution of life; when it plays all individuals differences cease. We are no longer Republicans and Democrats; Prohibitionists or Socialists; Methodists or Baptists; Catholics or Masons; we are humans of a common brotherhood, ready to put our shoulders to the common wheel and boost our town or our state or our country higher into the limelight of prestige and prosperity. The town or village without a band is like a town without a clock- it has no way of knowing when a holiday comes round; when to shake off dull care and be happy; it has no special time to look forward to; all days are dull!!

Very Truly Yours,

J E Staggs

Headsville W Va


West Virginia University is becoming
State Wide in its Teachings

 Tuition is Free

Courses are arranged for men and boys who can leave their homes for only a few days. The Agricultural College of the West Virginia University at Morgantown has now arranged courses in Agriculture to suit every man, young or old, who may be interested in obtaining more or better information in agricultural subjects. The following winter courses will be given:

1. The Farmers Courses, Jan 7, 1913, to Jan 17, 1913

2. The Boys Course Jan 7, 1913, to Jan 14, 1913

3. The Short Course Jan 6, 1913, to March 21, 1913

The Farmers Courses consist of general agriculture, horticulture, and dairying. The General Agriculture course includes soil fertility, farm crops, animal husbandry, poultry raising, dairying, horticulture and farm management and farm demonstrations. The horticulture course will be given almost entirely to horticulture work. The costs of these courses are one dollar registration fee, board and lodging.

The Boys Course is given to those members of the Boy's and Girls's Corn clubs who won at their county shows, Funds have been raised in the counties to pay the boy's total expensed. Any boy in the state may attend this course, but only those who won in the county shows will have their expenses paid.

The Short Course is very popular and will be attended by a great number of young men. A bulletin fully explaining this course will be sent by the Agricultural College, on request.

The instructors of all the courses include the regular teachers at the college and agricultural specialists of W Va and other states. Popular lectures are given each evening. Hundreds of farmers from the state know from experience that it pays to attend these courses. We want to urge the farmers and young men of this community to take advantage of the opportunity offered by our university.

Somerset Pa

John W Maus, on trial here for several days with the murder of mail carrier Harrison Brown, of Garrett County, was found guilty tonight of murder of the first degree. After the verdict was rendered, Maus's attorney immediately applied for a new trial. Argument on this appeal was postponed until tomorrow.


By, W D Barger

Our thoughts go back over nearly two thousand years to Galilee, blue Galilee, sweet Galilee, where Jesus once loved to be.
His great heart beat in love and sympathy with all mankind. On the grassy shore of the peaceful sea he fed the hungry multitude with miracle's food and taught them the way of life eternal. His feet often pressed the white sands of the shore, when he spoke many came to hear what he might have to say. There he entered the hovels of the poor and mansions of the rich. There he raised the dead and healed the sick. There in a storm he bid the winds and waves be still, and they obeyed. In this neighborhood many of his mighty works were done, making the place sacred in the annals of Christian faith and affection for all time. Just over the hills of Bethlehem nineteen hundred and twelve years ago he was born in a stable on a level with the beast of the stall, while the big stars in heaven looked down in piety on man's sad world of woe and of strife, while the air was filled with the music of angels whose song was " Peace on Earth, and Good Will To Men" Now there should be more love and help. A cup of water in his name, will not have been given in vain. We should try to be of greater service to humanity and less selfish toward self, this spirit will predominate in this golden season of Christian charities- the giving of gifts in remembrance of the gift of heaven to the children of earth. This will make the anniversary of his birth delightful to the nations of the world. We may not be able to give and do as the rich, but our hearts have the power to love and love is the greatest off all things and freely given to others it will count for much and the world will be richer and better because we live and have a place in it.

Tuberculosis Sanitarium

The building of the state tuberculosis sanitarium at Terra Alta are about finished and will be ready for occupancy by the first of the year. Three buildings have been put up this season, one large building, which will be used as an administration building and receiving hospital and two smaller buildings to be occupied by the patients. They are all built with the one idea of providing the greatest amount of sunlight and fresh air. They are admirably located on top of the Allegheny mountains, at an altitude of 3,000 feet. Terra Alta has been known as a summer resort for many years and hundreds of people spend the summer there. It is an ideal location for the sanitarium. It will be under the supervision of a competent physician and nurses will be provided for the patients. It will be in every respect an up to date institution.

Confesses to Hold-Up

L A Amerine, chief of police of Columbus Ohio, was here last Wednesday and interviewed Angie Hardy, who is confined in the jail here for his part in the hold up at L C Inskeeps several weeks ago. Hardy confesses as to been implicated in the hold up of the man Pegler in Columbus on the day of the election, but said that his brother did the shooting. He said that he was with his brother and three other negroes had plan to rob the pay car that day and make their get away in an automobile, but the other negroes weakened at the last minute and that he and his brother held up Pegler instead, having seen him draw his pay a short time before. Hardy's father told that Angie had been at his house the Tuesday night after the affair at Inskeeps, and it is thought that he remained around his home most of the time. Hardy tries to make it appear that he was a reluctant assistant in both the crimes here and Ohio, but the facts in the case do not bear out his statements.


On the 11th of November 1912, I was called to the bedside of my mother, who was supposed to be dying, weeping around her stood four of her daughters and a loving friend ready to give any comfort that was possible for loving hands to render. As I approached, she was asked if she knew me, she opened her eyes and said it is John, with the same sweet smile that she always greeted me, and at once asked about our welfare. Her very words and smile for the time being drove back our tears. And I thought as I stood helpless before her. Oh mother, have you still the same magic power to dry tears, being so near deaths door.
Sixty two years before she had given me the name she loved so well, and when I was fretful, sang to me " Hush my babe, lie still and slumber, holy angels guard thy bed" The same song, and many others of like nature she sang to all her children, and spent sleepless nights to comfort them. How could they help but love her and strive to meet her in heaven. At midnight she began to breathe slower and 10 minutes later ceased to breathe at all. It was than for the first time we knew what it is to be without a mother, and thus it will continue while bed time meal time, Thanksgiving time, Christmas time, birthday time, and many other joyful times return we will be sadly reminded that mother is not with us, yet thankful to believe that she is with the angels and disembodied spirits.
Mother, the subject of this sketch, was Mary J Strother, widow of Wm H Strother, died Nov 12, 1912, at the home of Mrs Nancy J Shank, of Burlington, Mineral county. W Va, Being at the time of her death 82 years, 10 months, 17 days old. She was a daughter of John and Catharine Frye, whose maiden name was McNemar. Mother had two sisters and two brothers, Ann E Lahman, Eliza C Snider, Wm Baker-Frye, and Henry Westfall Frye. She being next to the oldest, yet last to answer the great roll call. She was married to Wm H Strother of Tom's Brook Va when 19 years old, and together they lived happily for 35 years, and to this union there were born 9 children, Jno H Strother, of Medley, Rev Wm B Strother, deceased , Geo W Strother, who died when an infant, Ann C Webb, of Williamsport, Nancy J Shank, of Burlington, Mary M and Elizabeth G Strother, of the Glen View hotel, Eliza B Strother, deceased, and Emma V Inskeep, of Martin.
We say boastingly and to mother's credit, that none of us drink whiskey or used tobacco, and all were honest and industrious.
During the 60's mother helped to raise the flax, and spun the tow and the wool that made both our summer and winter apparel.
Father was a stone mason and bricklayer and had to be away from home a great deal, so a larger part of the training of us children devolved on mother, who never tired, but taught continually by "Example and precept here a little and there a little"
The funeral was preached by T S Landstreet and A A P Neel, who spoke in glowing terms of her work as a mother and the influence that she exerted will continue to be felt. She was laid to rest in the Lahmansville cemetery, by her husband, and near many relatives to await the great trumpet sound.
A Son, J H S

Endorsed by Roosevelt
The following letter is self explanatory.

287 Fourth Ave
New York,
Office of Theodore Roosevelt
Dec 9, 1912

My Dear Mr Dawson:

I thank you for your letter and appreciate it. I wish now to express my entire approval of the conduct of the campaign in your state. As you say, it is extraordinary that with the inadequate means at your disposal we were still able to beat Mr Taft by twenty two thousand votes. I am particularly pleased that Mr Edwards is running for Senator. I feel that every Progressive should support him. It would be a fortunate thing not only for the Progressive movement, but for West Virginia, if he were elected.

Faithfully Yours,

(Signed) Theo. Roosevelt

 The following is the record of nine Jersey cows for one year owned by C S Billmyer: Milk, 61,150 pounds, average per cow 6,794 pounds, or about 365 pounds of butter per cow, After Mr Billmyers sale last fall he kept a complete record of his herd. Alice M, an 8 year old, gave 11,368 pounds of milk, or 520 pounds of butter. Farfershires Pearl, a registered 2 year old gave 6,300 pounds of milk that made 375 pounds of butter.

The postoffice at Dawson Md has been discontinued. All mail for that place goes to Rawlings.

Hardy County News

J J Haas, of Eglon, was here this week on his way to Lost River, where he will spend the winter.

Jess Wilkins, who has been visiting relatives in Lost River, was here last night on his way to Keyser.

B T Racey, of Romney, came up Sunday and took his mother down with him, where she will spend the winter.

A house occupied by a family by the name of Williams at McNeill was destroyed by fire Sunday.

Born, to Mr and Mr M A Bean last week, a son.

Mrs S P Fetzer, who has been right sick, is much improving.

Born, to Mr and Mrs Ace Simmons, last Saturday, a daughter.

The young daughter of Mrs H C Harper has been quite sick for the past week.

Mrs O V Brooks left Sunday morning for Scottdale, Pa where she will spend the holidays with home folks.

David F Bean was here last Friday on his way to Ft Meade Fla., where he will spend the winter with his son L L Bean.

Chas Whetzel, while working at the Moorefield planing mill Tuesday, caught his hand in the saw and cut off his little finger on the left hand and nearly severed two others. Mr Whetzel just moved here last week from Needmore.

Mrs J A Crigler died at her home in Franklin last week after a short illness of pneumonia. She was a sister of Wm H Wilson, of Lost River, Jacob Wilson, of Westernport, and John Wilson, of Elkins. Mrs Crigler ran the Florentine Hotel in Franklin.

L D Heishman was killed accidentally while hauling wood Tuesday, at his home near Wardensville.

Mr and Mrs W H Cunningham have moved from Upper Tract to Harrisonburg, where they will make their future home.

Miss Alice Cunningham, who has been the guest of Miss Annie Cunningham, at this place, left yesterday for her home at Flintstone.

A nice steer belonging to C C Seymour, broke its leg in some manner on Geo K Judy's farm up the Fork and had to be killed.


On the evening of Wednesday Nov 20th, Annie Vanmeter, of Oakville, was married to Charles Dean Zimmerman, of Oakville. The wedding took place at the home of the brides parents 3 miles south of Oakville, the Rev Alex Kemlo officiating. A large number of guests assembled especially of young people as both bride and groom were well known and very popular. At 8 o'clock the bride and groom entered the beautifully decorated parlor to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Carrie E Christie. The bride wore white silk mull, hand-embroidered, and the customary bridal veil and orange blossoms. Mrs Lincoln, of Chicago, suitably attired in a white embroidered gown over pink silk, acted as matron of honor. H Vanmeter, brother of the bride, attended the groom. The bridal party was photographed at the close of the ceremony by Howard Christie. The bride graciously turned to receiving of congratulations into quite a function by having each gust sign her wedding certificate. After the ceremony an elaborate luncheon was served from the buffet. The bride was the recipient of many and costly presents from friends in Canada and the States among which were several substantial checks. Mr and Mrs Zimmerman will reside in Oakville. The best wishes of their many friends attend them in their new life. Manitoba, Canada, Liberal of Dec 5.

Hurt in Runaway

Mrs Geo A Smith, nee Miss Jessie D McCardell, daughter of of Col T F McCardell, this city, met with quite a serious accident on Monday while driving to the nearby village of Montvale, a few miles from her home in Roanoke county, Va. The horse Mrs Smith was driving ran away and she was thrown from the vehicle upon a pile of rocks sustaining a fracture of a rib. While Mrs Smiths injuries are very painful and severe, she hopes to be around in a week or so.


Mrs Norma L Main, daughter of Mr N R Smoot, of Westernport, will leave in a few days for Pittsburgh Pa where she will enter the Homeopathic Hospital and where she will receive medical treatment and undergo an operation with the hope of being restored to her good health.

Miss Genevieve Fallon, daughter of Mr and Mrs S P Fallon, of Piedmont, who underwent a severe operation at Providence Hospital, Washington DC, is now able to be about and will return home about Christmas.

Mr Thos W Gocke, who broke a small bone in his ankle while in Grafton some weeks ago, was able to be out on his crutches this week

Mrs W S Welton, of Petersburg, this state, spent Sunday and Monday with the family of Mr Aaron Welton, on East Hampshire Street.

Mr John Gilmore, the efficient clerk at the Kenny House, this place, is very ill with typhoid fever at the Hoffman Hospital, Keyser.

Auxiliary to B of L E Installs

Mrs Howard R Kite, Division No 388, Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, installed the following officers: President, Mrs E A Biggs, Vice President, Mrs Minnie Baker, Secretary, Mrs Rebecca Arnold, Treasurer, Mrs Sylvan Yeager, Chaplain, Mrs Mamie Haller, Guard, Mrs May Twigg, Sentinel, Mrs Ensminger, Musician, Mrs Florence Somerville, Insurance Secretary, Mrs Mary R Graim, Following the installation Mrs Biggs, the new president, presented the out going president, Mrs E A Marean, with a beautiful past presidents pin, on behalf of the division, Mrs Rebecca Arnold assisted Mrs Marean as marshal in the installation. Refreshments were served.

Both Legs Broken

Early yesterday morning a B&O second division conductor who lives at 135 Arch St had both legs broken in jumping from freight cars which were about to be derailed at Great Capon. He was brought to this city and conveyed to the Allegany Hospital where he was reported last night as resting as comfortable as could be expected. Mr Otto, it is said, was riding on one of the cars about midway of the train, when seeing them commence to topple, he made a leap. He made such a strong one that he landed fully fifty feet away in the state road of W Va just as the cars fell in the opposite direction.

Hundred Sheep Killed

Horton W Va

Almost one hundred sheep were killed recently by dogs that were allowed to roam about, and the farmers of this vicinity are clamoring for the law to prevent recurrence of the act by cutting down the number of dogs and making it possible to assess damages against the owners of dogs for the sheep killed.

W A French

W A French, operator on the B&O railroad at Bond Md, just west of Piedmont, died Friday morning at his home at North Mountain, of typhoid fever, aged 23 years. He had worked at various points on the division until he became regularly stationed at Bond. He entered the service of the company in 1910.

Morgantown W Va

A human head dangling from the limb of a tree by a rope and underneath it on the ground the trunk, was the discovery made by Ignace Talley, an Italian, in the woods two miles from Keystone, near here. The body was that of a well dressed man, but there was nothing about it which would lead to identification. The man, physicians say, could not have been dead more than a few days.

 Clarksburg W Va

Ella Barton, the four year old daughter of Charles Barton, was lying with her brother near the Terry Mine, when she broke through the thin ice covering a pool of water and drowned. The body was recovered twenty minutes later, but life was extinct.

License to Marry

License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

Dec 21st-Harry Leroy Darling of Cumberland Md, and Bertha Ann Green, of Baltimore.

Joseph Elmer Crocker, of Wheeling W Va, and Erma Cora Moore, of Williamsport Pa

Wm Irvin Seese and Minnia Wikovskie, both of South Fork Pa

Eugene Wright, of Baltimore Md and Rosa Ella Bruce, of Westminster Md

William Epsey Miller and Edith Trimble of Cumberland

Pastor Remembered

Rev Joseph H Balthis, pastor of the Central Methodist Episcopal church, South, this city, and Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of Ridgely, was surprised Sunday by a Christmas present from each of his congregations. At the afternoon service at Calvary church he was presented with a purse. A similar token of esteem was presented him by the congregation of Central Church at the evening service. Mr J R Portmess made the presentation on behalf of the congregation. Cumb News

Ticket Named

Piedmont W Va

At a citizens convention here the present officials were nominated as follows: Mayor, Dr H Clay Shaw, Recorder Charles C Culberson, Councilman, Charles T Neff, P J O'Brien, and J L McHenry. There will be an opposition ticket. The election occurs Jan 2nd.

Upholds Martial Law

Charleston W Va

The constitutionality of martial law was upheld by the State Supreme Court of Appeals. The Court refused a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the cases of two prisoners sentenced to the penitentiary by a military Court operating under a recent proclamation of martial law in the Kanawha coal strike district.

Luray Va

The largest hog ever killed in the Valley of Virginia was slaughtered yesterday by John A Brumback, a farmer living in Springfield District, eight miles north of Luray. The hog netted 772 pounds. An itemized account of the expense of keeping and fattening the hog was found to be $26 against which the owner realized $86 for pork, lard, and sausage.

Miscellaneous News

Mrs Geo W Miers went to Hagerstown Friday to see her daughter, who is very ill.

Mrs Mary Lambert went to Clarksburg last Sunday to spend the holidays with her sister.

Claude Orndorf the B&O conductor who had his arm amputated at the Hoffman Hospital is improving.

A contract for painting his new law offices has been led by Attorney Wm MacDonald to Robinet and Zacot.

Dennie McKee is now the regular mail carrier on the hill route, succeeding Wilbur Chapman, who has taken a position in the post office.

John Nash, of Emoryville, was here Friday. He is actively engaged in growing ginseng at his place and has out a large crop, which is doing fine.

Clayton Highman is again on the T M & P railroad firing the passenger engine. He has fully recovered from the operation for appendicitis.

The Dunkard Brethren are holding preaching services the first and second Sunday of every month in the forenoon at Odd Fellows Hall, Mineral Street.

Otis Metcalfe has bought the store at Dawson from Mrs Stotler an is now in charge. It is believed that the post office will again be opened there with Mr Metcalfe in charge.

The student body of the Commercial Class with some others of the Preparatory school, presented their teacher Prof Moore with a handsome ring which has a Masonic emblem inlaid in the set.

Mr and Mrs E P Babb, of Martin, were here Friday, They brought Mrs Walter Scherr and little son, Joe, who had been up at Cherry Lane since Thanksgiving, and left Saturday for their home at Louisville Ky.

Lieut Charles Freeland, of Terra Alta, is in the hospital at Keyser with a bad case of typhoid fever. He was in Kingwood recently attending court, having just returned from the strike region down in Kanawha county. Kingwood Argus

Adam Lease has moved his saw mill to a tract of timber on East Knobley near Antioch, known as the Robert's Tract, that contains near a million oak and poplar. The pine and rock oak timber have already been cut.

Miss Daisy D McNemar and Miss Pauline Maxfield, teachers of the Gormania schools, arrived last Friday night. Miss Maxfield home is here, but Miss McNemar, who was joined by her brother, Vernon McNemar, a student in the law department of the West Virginia University, went to Grant county, to visit the old homestead.

If newspapers really reflect the sentiment to those who read them-and they do to a very great extent-everybody is for Stanley Hodges, of Pendleton county for House Clerk. The Republican side would reflect credit on itself and confer a favor on the state by doing all inits power to make it unanimous. Weston Independent

The bankrupt law may be all right, to some people, but there are yet left a few old fashioned men and women who cannot understand just why a debt can be outlawed or nullified. These old fashioned people think a debt is a debt until it is paid.

Colonel John S Mosby, a commander of the famous Mosby Rangers in the war between the states, has recovered sufficiently from his recent serious illness to eat ham. For weeks he lay in a Washington hospital hovering between life and death. That he has again outwitted the grim reaper and is as well as one can be at seventy nine.

Now that it has been determined that " Junior" Brown was elected and is attending to his duties in Congress, it is time to think of those who assisted him in winning such a glorious victory in this Republican stronghold. For instance, Attorney J Hop Woods, of Phillippi, who was the chairman of his congressional district, deserves recognition from his friends for his fidelity to his party and for the hard work he put in during the campaign. The United States District Attorneyship for the northern district of this state will be vacant on the 4th of March next, and what better man than J Hop Woods could be found to fill that position? He has practiced law for more than 30 years, he had the honor to be elected president of the State Bar Association and is well qualified to fill such a position. We hope to see him appointed. Piedmont Herald

Right you are my brother, Hop Woods is the right man for that place.


The organization of the Orders of the Blue and Gray, a society of veterans of the Civil War, was effected here, with the following officers: President, Capt Thomas F McCardell, Vice President, F X Millman, Sr, Secretary - Treasurer, Walter T Crawford, executive committee, Richard H Arnold, Levi Shaw, and W M Kimes Sons of veterans of both sides are eligible to memberships.

The jury in the case of Miss Marie Harris, who sued the B&O Railroad Company for $10,000 for injuries sustained in Cumberland, returned a verdict for $1,000 for the defendant on Saturday. The case was removed from Allegany county to Hagerstown and consumed several days.

Push Root

Christmas, with its attendant frivolities, have passed. Gifts given are still on the tables and Christmas trees, being admired and criticized by neighbors. Nearly everyone got something or other that will gladden the eye and quicken the heart for a year. As usual some got what they wanted and a few they didn't, which has been the way of things ever since Christmas started. As someone very aptly said, " It is the season of the sweet buy and buy" To those who couldn't feel this way about it, it is the season of the sweet try and buy.

Quite a little rumpus took place Wednesday afternoon between Laurel Root and Minnie Swift, our charming young school teacher. It seems Minnie wanted to give Laurel something nice so she made her a pair of crepe tissue paper bedroom slippers the pattern for which she got out of a paper called The Modern Drusilla or some such name. Minnie worked two or three nights on these slippers and gave them to little Oris Root Tuesday to take home to his sister Laurel. Laurel opened the package Christmas morning and began growling immediately thereafter, because they looked so large. They fit fine but it seems Laurel thought they looked much larger than they should be. She got awful mad at Minnie and promised her a tongue lashing on sight. They came together about 3 pm and poor little Minnie got an awful raking. The lesson to be learned from this is to always make the bed room slippers for the girls very small. Even if they can't get their feet in them, they hate for anyone to think their feet are as large as they really are.

There was considerable excitement down around Burlington last Saturday when a crazy man appeared in their midst. He had been roaming around in the woods all night and was in a very bad shape. Not knowing what to do with him the citizens wanted to get him away from the town as there are enough crazy people around there without bringing in any more. The High Sheriff of Mineral County was appealed to and he said he was afraid to come out so near Christmas as he might get hurt and he would not be able to eat any turkey. He told them to get some good man to bring him to the county seat. Volunteers were called for and E Bruce Allen, the poetical time keeper for the T M & P came to the rescue. Bruce tied Mr Crazy man up with a clothes line and took him in. Going over the lunatic got kind of restless and Bruce had to quote poetry to him as follows:

" Be still old socks, rest in peace,
And keep your raiment on.
We're going up grade, your fare is paid,
Even though your mind is gone.

"Don't pull at that rope, you'll cut
your hand
And make your finger bleed.
Be still old chap, or I'll get a strap.
And I bet you'll then take heed.

" Cheer up, old man, it isn't so bad,
You'll get used to it after a while.
Just look at me as I sit by thee,
And see how sweetly I smile."

These seemed to sooth the crazy man until they got to Keyser where he was turned over to the authorities. The man seemed to be glad the ride was over. He told the officer that if the poetry was kept up much longer he would have jumped off at Limestone and walked in.


Luther Pinkwhiskers Meyers passed through here Tuesday with a sack of Christmas notions on his back.

Ginger Root got a new shaving mug for Christmas. This makes two he has now.

Miss Vanilla Buttonhook sent several of the folks Christmas cards.

The Push Root Literary Society will meet next Saturday night and debate the question. Resolved: That a Christmas gift is not as useful as a birthday gift. Come out and hear a good debate.

The Push Root Rifles will be reorganized in the near future in order to take part in the Inauguration exercises on March 4th.

Uncle Hiram Root spent Christmas day very quietly and at this writing is about the same.

Elk Garden

At the municipal convention here the following nominations were made, Mayor, W H Kight, recorder, P F McNally, Councilman, John Gordon, Lloyd Oates, C W Ashby, Albert Barrick, and Luke Cummings.

Grant County

Fred Hyre, of Powell, Ohio, is here visiting friends and relatives

Bernie Baker has been laid up with the grippe for a few days.

Miss Lillian Hill, who is teaching this winter at Gormania, is spending the holidays with her parents.

Miss Nell Smith, who is teaching this winter at the Elk Garden School, is spending her holidays at home.

 A A Welton, of Williamsport, spent Sunday in town. He reports very little feeding yet being done in this section.

Misses Virginia Ervin, Kathleen Welton, and Sallie Breathed, and William Welton are home from school on their vacation.

Jacob S Hinkle, of Old Fields, we understand is sick with typhoid fever. His brother in law Jack Barger, went down last Friday to stay with him.

Miss Margaret Duckwall who is teaching Harmony Hall School has gone to her home at Berkely Springs to spend the holidays.

Mayor R W Baker has been appointed Humane Officer for Grant County.

Miss Norwood, of Burlington, came up Saturday to spend Christmas with her sister, Mrs J N Shobe.

Neil Thalaker was at Shepherdstown last week attending an examination that was held at Shepherd College.

Jacob Hedrick and Miss Mollie Rexroad, of Brushy Run, Pendleton County, were married on Wednesday of last week. Mr Hedrick is a son of Hannah R Hedrick, and his bride is a daughter of Wm Rexroad.

There was recently shipped from this place 162 thousand pounds of dressed poultry and 18 thousand pounds of live, according to the report of Agent H H McNemar. This speaks well for the thrift of our housewives and means quite a number of dollars that represents the earnings of the farm.

Premium on Apples.

Mr E D High, of Rada, has the honor of winning the first prize for apples at the New York State College of Agriculture at the fruit exhibit held a short time ago. This is quite a distinction, especially when it is considered that Mr High made no special effort to select apples for the show. It goes to prove that his section of the country is ideal for fruit growing. Below is the letter received by Mr High, which speaks for itself:

At Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
L H Bailey, Director

November 29, 1912

Mr. E D High,
Rada W Va

Dear Sir,

In the collection of fruit which the West Virginia Experiment Station sent to our exhibit was a plate of Black Ben Davis which Professor Auchter said was obtained from your orchard. This is the finest plate of this variety we had at our exhibit, and I wish to thank you for it. I am enclosing the ribbon which was awarded to you, with my congratulations and best wishes.

Thanking you for your interest and generosity, I am.

Sincerely Yours,

H B Knapp

Farm For Sale

 In the South Branch Valley, one mile north of Moorefield, W Va, containing 160 acres more or less. The improvements consist of frame dwelling of nine rooms, pantry and cellar, three stairways, bald room complete, hot and cold water. Six rooms of this house are lined with brick from cellar to garret, the balance sheeted and papered, soft water. Improvements on outside consist of a pair of Fairbanks stock and wagon, 5 ton capacity scales, one stave 150 ton capacity silo, barn sufficient to feed 80 cattle. All other outbuildings necessary for comfort and convenience $100 per acre.

J S Gamble
Moorefield W Va


That the smallpox situation is well in hand here and that there was no need of general quarantine is embodied in the report made by Past Assistant Surgeon B S Warren, of the US Public Health Service, contained in the Baltimore Sun yesterday.

Washington, Dec 25th

Past Assistant Surgeon B S Warren yesterday returned from Cumberland Md and W Va points infected with smallpox and reported to the headquarters of the Public Health Service that no need for general quarantine was evident. He declared that the local health authorities had the epidemic well in hand.

Hampshire News

James Wirgman is home from Richmond for the holidays.

R W Dailey Jr, is home from Chicago for the holidays.

Miss Virginia Stump is home from Powhatan College, Charles Town, for the holidays.

Miss Fannie High came from Elkins Friday to spend the holidays at her home here.

Rev and Mrs W W White came from Elk Garden to spend Christmas with home folks.

Miss Mary Screen leaves Tuesday to spend Christmas at her home at Lonaconing Md

Miss Lucie Hobbs left Saturday to spend the holidays at her home in Howard county Md

Misses Rebecca and Jean Baird came Saturday from Winchester to spend the holidays.

Robert Guthrie and Douglas Amiek came from Hamden Sidney to spend the holidays at their homes here.

Jean Williams came from Bridgewater where he is attending school to spend the holidays at his home here.

Miss Mary Burke arrived home Saturday from Rhode Island where she is teaching this winter, to spend the holidays.

Miss Esther Thomas, who is attending school at the Mary Baldwin Seminary, Staunton came home Friday for the holidays.


J A Grace, merchant at Springfield, and Miss Mert Mileson, of Slanesville were married at Cumberland Dec 11th.

Henry Campbell, of Washington and Lee University, Edward Mathews, of Wheeling, and Edward Miller, of Romney, are among the holiday guests at Fern Dale.

Robt W Guthrie, of Davidson College, NC, and Prof J E Edwards, principal of Bald Creek High School, NC, have gone to Asheville to spend the holidays with Mr and Mrs N B Guthrie and Ralph.

Mr and Mrs M G Copeland have gone to Indiana to visit Mr Copelands parents.

Garrett Monroe is quite sick at the home of Walter Ansel.

Mrs Mary Blue expects to spend some time with her sister Mrs Washington at Fern Dale.

Mrs Sue Washington has the distinction of owning a turkey hen and eight tiny turkeys and Charlie Fields has one turkey hen laying. Old folks say it's a sign of mild winter weather.

To William M Keller, Administrator of Harry Traneman (Tranam) deceased, and Carrie May Traneman, infant child of Harry Traneman (Tranam) deceased, and Virginia Traneman, and to all it may concern.

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 21st day of January 1913, Virginia Traneman, of Kitzmiller, in the state of Maryland, Guardian for Carrie May Traneman, will make application to the Circuit Court of Mineral County, WV, to have transferred out of the state of W Va and into her hands as guardian for the said Carrie May Traneman, in the state of Maryland, the money or other personal property belonging to said infant that is now in the hands of William M Keller, Administrator of Harry Traneman (Tranam) deceased, or that may hereafter come into hands, as provided by chapter 84 code of W Va, at which time and place you and each of you are hereby notified to appear and do whatever may be necessary to protect your interest.

Virginia Traneman, Guardian in the state of Maryland for Carrie May Traneman

Wm MacDonald Attorney

Fruit Farm for Sale

The Davis Fruit Farm, recently managed by the late Fred B Davis for sale. 188 acres of pasture, fruit and farm land as good as any in the county. Within three miles of Keyser, just off New Creek road. Modern farm house with running water in kitchen. Large new barn and Lime kiln. Large old apple orchard that has never failed. 1500 young peach and apple trees planted. New fencing. Immediate possession. All farm machinery and personal property including fine young team of mules, an option of purchaser.

For terms and price, call or write
Geo R Davis
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Keyser W Va


Dec 23rd

We are having it dry and cold here on the mountain.

Robt Washington was here on business last week but it so happened that he struck a blizzard which so chilled him that the men who are working for him say he would neither write nor count small change.

Miss Lucy Pool, returned to her home at Kitzmiller Md, last Saturday, after spending several weeks with her sister, Mrs Gilbert Kitzmiller, near Stone House.

We see accounts of fine hogs being butchered by many persons throughout the eastern portion of the county, We, too have some good hogs in this " Pan handle" Jim Roderick, of Highland Croft, butchered a pen of Poland China's last week that averaged 470 pounds, the heaviest one tipped the beam at 560 pounds. Luke Kitzmiller butchered a lot averaging something over 400 pounds. Gabe Hanlin and Bud Kuhn each butchered a bunch of 6 month old pigs that weighed about 200 notch.

Rev L C Messick delivered a very interesting Christmas sermon at Rehoboth church last Sunday. He dwelt upon the sin of deceiving children about Santa Clause. He reports having just closed a 2 weeks meeting at Mt Pisgah church in which 20 confessed faith in Christ, 16 of which united with the U B Church, with more to follow.

Many of our people are complaining of severe colds. Miss Minnie Cooper is just recovering from a light attack of pneumonia. Mrs John Kuhn has chicken pox.

Mr and Mrs J H Hanlin returned last evening from R V Hanlins at Emoryville, where they went last Saturday to visit his children, who have measles, Miss Gladys being quite poorly.

Bruce Roderick is nursing a badly mashed finger which he got mixed up with some of the machinery of a sawmill while loading it onto a wagon last Friday.

Everyone now appears to be preparing for a very joyful Christmas.

As this will not reach the readers of the Tribune until after that time we will say we hope each have a happy Christmas and we wish you a prosperous New Year

Uncle John

Fiduciary Notice

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

Arthur Arnold, Trustee for John Jose

A J Clark, admr of the estate of J M Howard, deceased

John Saleskey, Admr for the estate of Wm Butkis, deceased.

Anna Paris, Committee for W R Paris

C C Seymour, Executor of the estate of Margaret McNeill, deceased

J R Baker, Admr of the estate of Elizabeth Baker, deceased

Chas N Finnell and W T Dixon, Admrs of the estate of J G Sharpless, deceased

W H Kitzmiller, Guardian of Stephen B Burke, Joseph A Burke, and Bertha R Mason.

W T Dixon and Chas N Finnell, Executors of the estate of J Frank Dixon, deceased

Fannie S Buckner and Wm Stewart, Executors of the estate of Barber Stewart, deceased

E G Hammond, Admr of W T Hanlin Deceased

Given under my hand this 23rd day of December 1912

R A WELCH, Com of Accounts


People used to say "no man can fly" Now flying is a common thing. People used to say that Cholera, Roup, Canker, Sore Head, White Diarrhea, and Black head could not be cured. Now OCULUM is curing these diseases in every part of this great country. Don't pre judge but get a bottle and cure your sick fowls, rather than lose them by neglect. If it does not work for you return it. See your dealer at once. Prices 50 c and 1$ per bottle.

Keyser, W Va

Commissioners Sale
of Valuable Town Property

By virtue of the authority vested in me by a decree of the Circuit Court of Mineral County, W Va, entered on the 16th day of November 1912, in chancery cause therein pending in which Roy P Durrett is plaintiff and Gerturde S Lums et al are defendants, the undersigned special commissioner, appointed by said decree for the purpose will on


1913, at 1 o'clock, pm, in front of the court house of Mineral County, W Va, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, the real estate, directed by said decree to be sold.

 Said real estate consists of Lots No 203, 204, 205, 206, and 207 in McCooles addition to the town of Keyser, Mineral County, W Va, Each of which said lots front 30 feet on the west side of C street, in said town, and extends back, the same width, 120 feet to an alley. Lot No 204 is improved with a two story framed dwelling house, in excellent condition and with modern improvements. Theses lots are situated in a desirable residence section of Keyser and have sewers, water and gas adjacent to them.


As provided by said decree; One third of the purchase price cash on the day of sale and the balance in two years from date. The purchaser to give interest bearing notes with approved personal security for the deferred payments. And the legal title to be retained as additional security until said notes are paid, or the purchaser may pay cash on the day of sale.

R A Welch
Special Commissioner

I J V Bell, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mineral County, W Va, do hereby certify that R A Welch, Special Commissioner, has given bond with approved security as required by law and the decree in the above entitled cause.

Given under my hand this 23rd day of December 1912

J V Bell
Clerk Circuit Court


Mrs Hana Hixon

Mrs Hana Hixon died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter , Mrs Charles Duvall, this city, aged 80 years. She was widow of Joseph Hixon and besides Mrs Duvall, two other children-John Hixon, Spring Gap Md, and William Hixon, South Cumberland, and 11 grandchildren Interment will be made at Alaska W Va


Prof J C Sanders has been under the doctors care the past few days

Rev T S Long and family of Baltimore are spending the holiday with relatives.

Edward Taylor of Akron Ohio was here Monday on his way to Hampshire county to spend the holiday season with his parents.

Mr and Mrs R M Frye went to Romney yesterday to spend the few days with the latters parents.

Paul D Peters returned from the holidays from an extended visit to Baltimore, Washington and other eastern cities.

Adam Keller, of Gilmore St, is confined to his home by sickness. He is a retired B&O engineer who was born Jan 1 1837.

Dr E K Wilson of Romney will arrive in this city today to spend Christmas with his sister, Mrs N Pancake, of Lee St-Charleston Gazette

 Dr and Mrs W H Yeakley and little son went to Staunton Va yesterday to spend a few days with relatives and take in a reception to president-elect Woodrow Wilson today.

J L Ralston and daughter, Miss Beulah, spent last Saturday at Swanton, with his sister, Mrs H R Shank and they left Monday for Pittsburgh and Johnstown Pa to spend Christmas.

Mr Louie Batie, who has a fine position as foreman in the shops at Williamson W Va came home Monday to spend the Holidays. Mr Batie is looking fine and says he is getting along first rate. He will return next week as he only has 8 days leave.

Miss Edith Rawlings, daughter of James Rawlings, engineer of the Western Maryland, came home for Christmas after a treatment for 6 months at the State Sanitarium at Sabillsville Md, She has improved wonderfully and seems fully recovered.

Mrs Olin Durst of Lonaconing is visiting at her brothers Attorney E H Sincell.

J C Michael, of Keyser, is here visiting his brother Charles Liller, Christmas day.

Miss Nan Dugan will leave today for her home at Keyser to spend Christmas.

Mr and Mrs F P Kelley and children left last evening for Washington DC to join a family party for the holidays at the home of Mr and Mrs George S Rees, of that city-Fairmont Times of 24th

Miss Vera Paisley, Green St, is visiting in Keyser and Piedmont

Misses Chloe and Mary Vance of Petersburg W Va are visiting relatives here.

Samuel C Gilmore, linotyper in the employ of the Daily News spent Christmas with friends in Keyser-Cumb New of 27th

Gordon Greider is at home from the Keyser Preparatory School for the holidays.

Jud Blackman returned Monday for New Martinsville to spend the holidays with near and dear friends in this city.

Miss Tracy Gaunt, one of the popular teachers in our public schools, is spending the holidays at her home in Maysville W Va-Parsons Advocate of 26th

Mr Henry Freeland a well known B&O passenger train conductor, fell and broke a leg yesterday just as he was leaving his residence at he corner of Symour and First streets to go on duty. Taking out his train, Mr Freeland was crossing the street when he slipped on the snow. Dr Spear and Dr Owens set the limb. Mr Freeland is about 48 years old and will probably be disabled for many weeks-Cumb News of 25th

Burlington Charge

Services for Sunday December 29th 1912




A A P Neel, Pastor

Joseph Fetzer, a well known B&O passenger conductor and a former resident of Martinsburg, died Sunday morning at 6:30 of apoplexy at his home in Baltimore aged 44 years. He is survived by his wife and 2 children, Samuel and James Fetzer, sister Mrs L M VanHorn, Martinsburg, Half brother, James Conway, Cumberland; half sister, Mrs John T Martin, Brunswick.

Alluminum ware of all sorts and the best made. Get it at Frye and Son's. It's just what you want.

Miscellaneous News

For the best oysters in town go to Greenwade's

In the winter you need the best shoes. Get them at D Long and Son's

 Begin your New Years right. Buy your groceries at L C McDonald's/

A seven inch snow greeted us Tuesday morning. The first snow fall of the winter.

The M E Sunday school held their annual Christmas entertainment on Tuesday night.

At the meeting of Olive Branch No 25, K of P, last Tuesday night five applicants were elected to membership. This makes six that they have on the list for initiation.

Tuesday night the annual Christmas exhibition and distribution of candy to the scholars was held at the Presbyterian church for the Sunday school. The annual collection was taken up for the Thornwell Orphanage charge.

Mother, before sending your children to school go to Greenwade's and buy them a pair of guaranteed winter shoes.

License to Marry

License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

Dec 23rd-Preston Erwin Geming, Hambleton W Va, and Jessie Elizabeth George, of Harmon W Va

Howard Rice, of Midlothian Md, and Clare Layton, of Frostburg Md.

Joseph Granvil Baker, of Beryl W Va, and Cora Viola Johnson, of Shaw W Va.

Walter Leroy Kuhn, of Cumberland Md, and Margaret Chloe Kitzmiller, of Bayard W Va.

John Edgar Kyle, of Cumberland Md, and Margaret Footen, both of Barton Md.

Dec 24th-Joseph Franklin Long and Delmont Burton, both of Cumberland Md.

Frank Star, of Norwich Pa, and Nellie C Kimes, of Martinsburg W Va

Paul L Noerr, of Punxatawney Pa, and Frances Olia Ellis, of Tariff W Va

William R Bennet and Leola E Williams, both of Frostburg Md

William L Dunn, of Frostburg Md and Hazel Wotring, of Cumberland Md.

Bradford C Twigg and Margaret C Lewis, both of Cumberland Md.

William C Wilmot, and Violet O Rice, both of Cumberland Md.

William A Dawson, of Clarksburg W Va, and Mabel I Reynolds, of Cumberland Md.

Grover C Zirk, and Mary M Southerly, both of Moorefield W Va.

Eric R Lee, of Bache W Va and Mary N Hartman, of Springfield W Va.

George E Smith and Valera E Lahman, both of Cumberland Md

Dec 25th-Banks A Stechman and Bessie D Davis, both of Lanesville W Va

Berkely P Porter and Odie Watts, both of Lanesville W Va

James Samuel Ketterman and Gertrude White, both of Lanesville W Va

Robert F Cowell, Spring Gap Md and Anna Flake, Twiggtown Md

Charles Clifford Weakley of Luke Md, and Hallie May Tauscoy, of Kerens W Va.

License were issued at Oakland to the following:

Charles W Layman and Frankie Rush, both of Rosemont W Va

Stuart S Burner, of Durbin W Va, and Pearl I Whitehair, of Rodamer W Va

Edward H Baer and Fannie May Bosely, both of Gormania W Va

Charles W Arlington Jr and Margaret Hains, both of Shawnee W Va

Cecil Stone and Lucy Taylor both of Preston county W Va

Cecil E Elliott, of Terra Alta and Bessie I Edwards, of Crelin

Charles W Paugh and Catherine S Paugh, both of near Swanton.

Thomas W Pritts and Sarah E McIntyre, both of Bond

George W Messenger, of Kingwood, and Sarah M Osborne, of Bridgeport W Va

Alonzo E Snider, of Cumberland Md and Ida K Evans, of Swanton Md

Harry J Charas and Blanche Jackson both of Grafton W Va

Dennis C Raber and Mary Highberger both of Van Voorhis, W Va

Charles W McNary and Nina F Lenhart, both of Kingwood W Va

John E Mayle and Verna Kennedy, both of Mendan W Va


I M Long is feeling good over the fine Christmas trade he enjoyed and extends the seasons greetings to his customers with one and all a happy and prosperous New Year.

Stockholders Meeting
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Keyser W Va

The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Keyser W Va will be held on Thursday January 9th 1913, between the hours of 10 o'clock am and 3 o'clock pm for the purpose of electing directors and the transaction of such other business that may legally come before such meeting.

Geo R Davis
Stockholders Meeting
of Siever Hardware Company

To the stockholders of said property:

This is to notify you and each of you that the regular meeting of the Siever Hardware Company will be held at the office of Harry G Fisher, Armstrong St, Keyser W Va, on Monday January the 20th 1913 at 2 pm

Harry G Fisher
Stockholders Meeting Of

Potomac Milling and Ice Company

To the stockholders of said company:

This is to notify you and each of you that the regular annual meeting of the Potomac Milling and Ice Company will be held at the office of Harry G Fisher, Armstrong St, Keyser W Va, on Friday January the 10th 1913 at 1pm.

Harry G Fisher
Stockholders Meeting
of Thompson Furniture Company

To the stockholders of said company:

This is to notify you and each of you that the regular annual meeting of the Thompson Furniture Company will be held at their office, corner of Main and Center St, Keyser W Va on Thursday January the 9th at 10:30 am

Harry G Fisher

Lost a Foot

 About 3 o'clock Christmas afternoon C F Vanarsdale, a second division brakeman, met with a serious accident in the B&O yard here. He was lifting a brake, when he slipped, his leg going under the wheels of the car. He was taken to the Hoffman hospital and his right foot was so badly mashed that it had to be amputated at the ankle, and his left hip was dislocated and badly bruised. He is about 25 years of age and resides at Martinsburg, where he has a wife. At this time he is reported to be getting along as well as could be expected.

Fire Escapes

W A Liller has been awarded a contract to construct fire escapes on the Keyser public school buildings, that is, the high school building and the remodeled school building, which stand near together.

John Gilmore Died

Mr John Gilmore, one of Piedmonts popular young men, succumbed to the ravages of typhoid fever at the Hoffman Hospital here about 11:30 Saturday morning. Mr Gilmore had many friends and was a clerk at the Kenny Hotel for a number of years.

Got the Piano

Mrs C K DeVries got the small piano given away at the Racket store to the person guess nearest to its weight. She guessed the weight exactly, 22 1/4 pounds.

FH Babb Insurance, Fire and Accident, Real Estate Surety Bonds, Armstrong St Keyser W Va.


Mr Lewis W Duling, a student at Mountain State Business College, of Parkersburg, is spending his holiday vacation visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs S R Duling.

Dr Blake, of Oakmont, is building an office near the Company store.

The coal mine operated by C B Burgess has closed down until he can secure some mule power.

Mr S R Duling was at Keyser on business last Saturday.

Miss Birdie Liller, of Keyser, is home for the holidays

Mr Will Mayhew's face is radiant with smiles. It's a 10 pound democrat. Congratulations

Mr R H Anderson, of Emoryville, visited friends here last Sunday.

Rev G S Arnold, of Burlington, passed through here Monday.

Mr John P Kitzmiller and son George are on a visit to Jas Parr's near Hancock and from there they are going to visit Doc Collier, of Pittsburgh

Mr E A Ludwick was a business visitor to Piedmont last Monday.

Mr Wm Stuckey was at Mt Storm on business last Thursday.

Mr and Mrs Pat Shillingburg and son, Marion, are spending holiday week with his father, Andrew J Shillingburg

Gladys, little daughter of R V Hanlin, is quite sick with pneumonia, Dr J O Lantz is attending her.

Miss May Duling is home from Blaine to spend Christmas.

Rev J A Shockey closed a very successful series of meetings here on last Sunday night.

It is not often that cattle can do without hay until the last part of December, but the year 1912 has been a peculiar one in many ways. Political, social and religious societies seem to be in a chaotic condition, and a spirit of unrest seems to pervade all nations. And this is a time of " Peace and Good Will"



Dec 24th

Henry Ward, wife, and baby, of Chicago Junction Ohio, are spending the holidays with relatives here.

Carl Adams, wife and baby of Tunnleton, are home for the holidays.

Miss Edith Smith, the postmistress, is spending a few days at her home at LaVale Md, Miss Ada Lyons, of Paw Paw, is in charge of the postoffice during Miss Smiths absence.

Robert Armstrong is home from Keyser for the holiday vacation.

Mrs Thomas Morris, of Cumberland, is visiting Miss Nellie Adams for a few days.

Miss Belle Duckworth has returned from a visit to Midland Md.

O R Camp and wife, of Whetzel county, are visiting relatives here this week.

Mr and Mrs Clen Pyles, of Patterson's Depot, are spending Christmas week here with their parents.

List of Letters

Remaining unclaimed in the Keyser W Va week ending Dec 26th 1912:

Mrs J W Dubbs, Miss Mable Harrison, Miss Lizzie Hoskins, Mrs Bessie Kinney, Miss Annie Ross, Dora Corbin, J W Erbern, Mr Funk, J T Glew, Jno W Gravson, J W Harman, Asbarne J Kalbaugh, A B Miller, Earl Orndorff, Harry Smith, H L Trout, Mr Vavis, Griff H Whiteman, W J Wolfe.

Notice to the Public

I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife, Ida Athey.
Earl L Athey

Addition to Store

On Water street, D A Kesner, is just completing a large wareroom, which will give him one of the most commodious general stores in town. Thomas Liller had the carpenter work and L E Moran did the plastering.