June 27, 1913


  Miss Ida Judy was in town the first of this week. Her many friends were glad to see her. She is always welcome.

  There was a mass meeting in the Odd Fellow's hall last Monday evening to consider the advisability of having a home coming week at Elk Garden. May or W H Kight was chosen chairman of the meeting and Rev W W White secretary. The prevailing sentiment was favorable for a homecoming event. Messrs J B Faller, Walter Simpson, Lloyd Oates, R Marsh Dean and W R Nethkin were appointed on a committee to report at a mass meeting, Friday evening, June 27, in regard to the time of holding the homecoming and other importance matters.

  Suddenly the news was heralding through the mining regions last Monday morning of a change of mine superintendents. Mr Jacob Ott, formerly superintendent of Wabash mines, but since the mine boss at Dartmouth, is now superintendent at the mines at Elk Garden and vicinity, and Superintendent H H Harrison goes to Weaver and will have charge of the mines in that region. Superintendent Brewer, of Wabash, goes to Pierce, near Thomas.

  Joseph Pritts died at Kitzmiller Md, June 21, 1913, aged 63 years, 6 months and 25 days.. The funeral services were conducted at the late home of the deceased by Rev Leeper, of Gormania. Mrs Pritts health is such that she was not able to leave the house. The body was interred at the Nethkin Hill cemetery. The Knights of Pythias of which the deceased was a member, had the funeral in charge. About 40 knights attended in body. Mr Pritts was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. He formerly lived in Elk Garden and was a man of excellent character and noble traits. Besides his wife he leaves six children to mourn his departure. They are Mrs Emma Ritter, of Keyser, Mrs Carrie Nethkin, of Elk Garden, George Milton and Robert Pritts, of Kitzmiller, and Earl Pritts, of the U S Army in the Philippines.

  The drought came to a sudden end last Friday evening. We had quite a downpour of rain with some hail accompanied by vivid lightning and sharp peals of thunder.

  Rev F C Rollman has been busy with the orphanage movement of late, visiting and interesting persons at different places maturing plans and advancing the cause generally. He and the friends of the movement are overcoming obstacles surmounting one difficulty after another, and in a week or ten days something definite will be given out

  A class of 38 children and adults were confirmed in the Catholic church last Sunday by the Right Rev W J O'Connell Bishop of Richmond Va. The Bishop was brought here by Mr Taylor Morrison in an auto from Keyser. The confirmation took place in the afternoon. A special train was run from Harrison to Elk Garden bringing candidates from Henry, Bayard, Dodson, Oakmont and Potomac Manor. There were 24 from these towns and 14 from here. After the confirmation the Bishop returned to Keyser and took the train to Richmond the same evening.

  Mr Thos W Ashby did not return from Deer Park as we stated last week, but remained there, and his wife accompanied by Miss Hannah Mason went to Deer Park last Saturday. Mr Ashby's mother is very sick.

  Misses Annie Fleming, Martha Mason, Ethel Kilroy, and Hazel Pugh are attending summer normal at Keyser.

  Rev L C Messick preached at Bayard last Sunday evening occupying Rev Mann's pulpit.

  Join the army of swatters and swat, and swat, and swat the fly.

  The dry weather was pinching the meadows, but the refreshing rains have changed them.



  We have been having considerable rain lately, and everything is growing fine. Wheat harvesting time is close, with a prospect of a good crop in this vicinity.

  Mr and Mrs Henry Bailey, Mr and Mrs Robert Baker and daughters, spent Sunday at the Knobley View Farm, the guests of Mr William E Staggs and family.

  Mr and Mrs Whoolery and family and Mr Guy Adams and sister, Miss Jessie, were guests of Mr and Mrs Jacob Urice Sunday.

  Miss Florence Urice came home Sunday from a visit to her uncle on Limestone.

  Mr and Mrs Roy Bailey and family, of Keyser, were visiting Mr Bailey's home folks over Sunday.

  The Mountain Valley Band will hold a concert and festival at the Fountain Saturday night June 28th.

  Mr B G Bailey and Miss Blanche Staggs were among their friends in Keyser from Friday to Saturday.

  There will be an all day meeting at Mt Zion church July 6th, and also one at the Fountain chapel, July 27.



  Our good friend, Mr Hanlin, took us to task for saying that he did not believe in sending to school. We based our conclusion upon the evidence brought out on one of those continuous trials which showed that a well sound, hearty boy fourteen years old had gone to school for seventeen days in term of six months. (and the only reason given for his absence was, that he had to fetch the cows and help to milk) and that three other children had gone to school after the same fashion. We are also informed by two former teachers that this was but a fair sample of his way of sending to school. Mr Hanlin informs us that he believes heartily in sending to school, and we are very glad to make this correction upon his behalf, and to accord him full credit for his belief.

  Rev W D Reed, District Superintendent, went to Circleville last Friday where he held a quarterly meeting Saturday and Sunday. He made the trip in his auto and took his family with him. He was booked for Mt Storm Sunday night, but failed to get here. We are informed that a burst tire was responsible for the disappointment.

  The Sunday School convention at Allegheny church last Sunday was well attended, not withstanding the rainy weather. The discussions were able spirited and helpful.

  A pigeon recently came to the home of J W Idleman with a label bearing the inscription "B6460"

  Misses Laura and Woodrow Baker attended the convention at Allegheny Sunday and spent a few days visiting relatives and friends. They were on their way home from the meeting at Eglon.

  F O Idleman recently sold a fat cow that brought him almost $80. Not many years ago that was the top price for a good horse.

  Not many days ago Jesse Cosner sold a fat sheep for $8. No doubt "Uncle John" could tell us when that was the price of a pretty good calf, but now calves are legal tender. Most of them had been bought at $25 a head without regard to age, size, sex or quality.

  The Mt Storm Sunday school will observe Children's Day, July 3.

X. O. X.


  The season is here for the beginning of basket meetings again, and it has been a few since the grove at Mt Zion church has been filled with the great crowds which always comes on an occasion of this kind, our deserving pastor, rev Geo Burgess, has announced that on Sunday, July 13, there will be an all day service on the grounds at this place. Some able speaker will present to address the audience in the morning and afternoon. Rev Hammond of Keyser will have charge. Everyone came, bring your dinner and make this a day long to be remembered.

  The berry growers of this section are beginning to gather berries for market. While the crops have been cut short by the frost yet there seems to be many more than expected in the earlier part of the season.

  Misses Minnie Umstott and Irene Harvey attended the commencement in Keyser last Monday night.

  Among those from here who took in the excursion to Luray Cave, Sunday, were Messrs Stanley Flick and Evers Umstott.

  Roy Bailey and family of Keyser were calling on his parents at East View Orchard, Sunday evening.

  Beginning with July 1 we are granted a daily mail from Pinehurst to Keyser, leaving at the same old hour This we should be proud of and help to carry it out successfully as it will mean more convenience for the hustling farmers of this community.



June 16th

  We take this method of acknowledging quite a shower of cards on our birthday which occurred on the 11th. We received many of congratulation some of which were enclosed in long letters from old friends, also many from entire strangers, all bearing greetings and words of appreciation of our letters in the tribune. This makes us feel good to know that our humble efforts with the pen are appreciated by at least a few of the tribune readers. We are all reminded that we are all prone to neglect to say the good things that we have to say of our friends until after they are dead, this is not as it should be. We should always try to make everyone happy who have so kindly remembered us that they have done us, in our lonely condition, much more good than all the good things they might have said of us in a full page obituary would have done. We wish to extend our hearty thanks and best wishes to all those friends who have so kindly remembered us, both old friends and strangers.

We are having warm weather the past few days and all vegetation is putting on a new life, but rain is badly needed now.

We notice quite a bunch of red cattle in Gabe Hanlin's pasture on the Weems place and on inquiry we find they are Charley Smith's, from the upper end of Grant county, which he is having pastured here this summer.

Gabe Hanlin has just completed a set of steps of concrete and stone, leading from the road up into his yard, also concrete walks about the yard which adds much to the appearance as well as the convenience of the place.

Rev and Mrs Eubank not being able to get a house to suit them in Horton, moved back last week to their old, "Manse" at Gabe Hanlin's. Mr Eubank will travel back and forth to his charge at Horton.

Last Sunday our "boy preacher", Mr Wood, delivered a very interesting sermon at Rehoboth.

If a certain correspondent of the Tribune don't soon let up on disputing our word when we state positive facts he will force us to write the second chapter of the book of James.

We have a little more news, such as some men stealing other men's wives and so on, but we are out of paper so cannot write it, Amongst the many cards we received last week was one from an undertaker in which he expresses a desire to see us in the near future. We will hope, however, that he didn't have an eye to business.

We will give you a little West Virginia history next week.

Uncle John.


June 24

  We are having fine rains now which were badly needed. This rain now insures a good crop in our meadows.

  Stock men appear to be unusually hungry for calves this summer and are paying almost fabulous prices. Adam Post and son of Buckhannon were here last Saturday closing a deal for a couple of the best lots of calves in this neighborhood. Several others are around this week cleaning up around the edges.

  D A Arnold made a business trip to Highland Croft last week. He combined pleasure with business and brought Mrs Arnold with him and remained several days. We are always glad to see "Dave" and Mrs Arnold on the mountain.

Gabe Hanlin made a business trip to Keyser last Tuesday, also Uncle Jim Roderick, of Grant county, was down last Saturday to look over our county seat.

  Last Saturday, John A Gardner made a business trip to Cumberland, returning -well he was not at work yet on Sunday morning and we are now somewhat uneasy about him as it is hard to tell what might happen to those strong prohibitionists when they get into wet territory Those unprincipled wets might lock them up just for revenge you know. Mr Gardner moved his sawmill last week from near Laurel Dale, where it has been for the past three years, to a set near Emoryville, where a Mr Willis has a nice body of timber which he (Willis) will proceed to cut at once We suppose Gardner went to Cumberland to get "oil" for Willis to start the mill.

Uncle John



  On last Saturday morning Wm West's three teams that are hauling lumber from Brock McHenry, up Abram's Creek, to Wabash dock, crossing the hill by way of Wabash and loaded with about 1000 feet of lumber each, turned over the steep grade close to Wabash where they stop and set their brakes and then regulate their speed by holding the hind brake. Mr West's son Lemmy, aged about 16 years, was driving the rear team and when but short distance down the hill the other two teamsters discovered his team making a rush towards them but luckily turned to one side and ran into the bank before striking them. They immediately stopped their teams and went back and not finding Lemmy at the wagon they looked some little distance back where they found him lying in the edge of the road, badly bruised about the head and face and his neck broken with the wooden brake lever lying close to him. Just how it all happened will never be known., but the supposition of those that were there is that the front brake came loose, as they found the chain unhooked, and in trying to hold the wagon with the rear brake, he threw his entire weight upon the lever, when it slipped out of the socket and threw him to the ground, killing him instantly. The tongue was broken out of the wagon, it may have been done before, and may have been done after his fall.

  The remains were brought to Schell today and shipped to Keyser on No 2 where they will be buried in Queen's Point cemetery.

  Lemuel was a good steady boy by all who knew him The family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Uncle John.


  The body of George D Eyler, president of the Eyler Fruit and Grocery Company and a prominent orchardist, of Cumberland, who went fishing in the Potomac river at North Branch, five miles below, last Tuesday afternoon, was found Thursday night at 7:15 o'clock in the river a quarter of a mile below the North Branch bridge by John Bloss, of North Branch.

  Near where his body was found the late J S Hadra of was drowned about 20 years ago. The stream is treacherous at that particular point and it is dangerous for fishermen who may wade and who are not familiar with the bed.

  Mr Eyler is survived by his wife who was Miss Lucy Isaacs, and five children, the youngest twins less than a year old. His brothers are Addison Eyler of Pittsburg, manager of the Peerless Wall Paper Co, William Eyler, merchant, and Mont Eyler, Cumberland. Mrs McClellan Welsh of Hazen is a sister.


-On Sunday night the young son of Mr and Mrs E K Barrick, James Carleton, aged five months, died, and was buried on Tuesday in Queen's Point cemetery.



  The little 16 months old child of Mrs Bosley, who is employed at Athey & Kimmell's restaurant near the B&O depot, accidently fell on Friday night last, head first into a tub of boiling water that had been prepared to scald chickens, and died almost instantly


  William H Fisher, 62 years old, foreman in charge of the tracks laying for the Ridgeley and Millerdale Electric Railway building from Ridgeley to Millerdale, opposite Cumberland, was killed yesterday morning in the Ridgeley yards of the Western Maryland Railway be being run over by cars that were being shifted.



  Married in Cumberland, on June 25, by the Rev Geo S Arnold, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs Albert Rinker, Mr William E Flory to Mrs Eliza C Carnell.

  The couple left at once for their future home at Bache.



  Roy Fisher, youngest son of Robt S Fisher, was married Tuesday of this week, at 9:30 am, to Miss Irene only daughter of Capt Lee Montgomery. The wedding took place at the home of the parents of the bride and was a quiet one, only the immediate relatives and a few close friends being present. Immediately following the ceremony, which was performed by Dr F J Brooke, a wedding breakfast was served. The couple left on the noon train.

  The groom is employed by the B&O Railroad and he and his bride will make their residence in Cumberland-Hampshire Review



Mr Roy W Harmsion of Keyser, W Va, and Miss Nellie Reck of Baltimore Md, were quietly married in Baltimore June 20.



  The many friends of our popular friend, P H Keys will be surprised at the following: Married, in Cumberland at the First Presbyterian Manse, by the Rev Dr James E Moffatt, Wednesday, June 25, 1913, Mr Philip H Keys to Miss Minnie H Lynn.

  Mr Keys is a deputy sheriff of this county and a deservedly popular young man. Miss Lynn was formerly a Keyser lady, a sister of Mrs J B Johnson and Mrs Geo E Wells, and has hosts of friends in both cities.

  We extend to them our best wishes for their future happiness.



Mr Clement Armstrong and Miss Hazel Adams, both of Alaska, were married yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride's brother, Mr Carl Adams, of Spring street, by Rev Franck H Havenner of the Davis street M E church. Yesterday evening they drove to their future home at Alaska.


  The State Board of Control has rejected the state song and music written by S E Kiser and F N Innes, of Chicago. The song was a mighty unpopular selection, and met with the severalist criticism all over the state. Newspapers generally condemned the production., in that it did not reflect any state pride or sentiment.

  A committee composed of the state University men chose this song from the hundreds submitted. Then the semi-centennial commission approved the selection of the committee. Now the state Board of Control rejects the song on the grounds that it has met with such drastic condemnation.

  S E Kiser, the author of the song, and F N Innes, composer of the music, were both to receive $500 for their work. The ruling of the committee having the last and final voice in the matter will cancel the payment of this money to the Chicago men. It is said that a popular subscription will be started in Wheeling to reimburse the men for the money denied them by the action of the State Board of Control.

  There is no denying the fact, that the song was mighty unpopular. Id did not meet with the approval of the people. Criticism of it was long and loud. The state song will now be selected by another board, but it is doubtful if one can be chosen that will meet with popular approval.


  There are no postage on newspapers in Chile and no duty on white or blank paper, and as a result the Chileans are generally habitual and interested readers of newspapers, says a writer in the National Magazine. El Mericuro, one of the oldest papers in South America, is printed in four cities, and white paper is obtained more cheaply than any publication can supply itself in the U S. There is an absolutely free press and no censorship by the post office department.


  A rural school had a pretty girl as its teacher, but she was troubled because many of her pupils were late every morning. At last she made the announcement that she would kiss the first pupil arrived at the school house the next morning. At sunrise three of the largest boys of her class were sitting on the doorstep of the school house and by 6 o'clock every boy in the school and four of the directors were waiting for her to arrive.


How dear to our heart is the
Steady subscriber
Who pays in advance at the
Birth of each year
Who lays down the money and
Does it quite gladly
And cast round the office a
Halo of cheer.

He never says, "Stop it; I cannot afford it,
I'm getting more papers than
Now I can read."
But always says, "Send it; our
People all like it-
In fact we all think it a help
And a need."
How welcome his check when it
Reaches our sanctum
How it makes our pulse throb;
How it makes our heart dance|
We outwardly thank him, we
Inwardly bless him-
The steady subscriber who pays in advance.-Amsco


  "Germany is ahead of this country in a good many things. In some instances we can take pointers from the U S, but as a rule we would rather continue our way of doing things." Said Carl Schloss, of Berlin., who was meeting a number of old acquaintances at the Willard. "This is my third trip to this country" he said, "and I observed many changes. It is funny to see upon the arrival of a steamer in New York, the silly custom that has been adopted to have a supposed intelligent reporter ask any titled man who comes here if he is looking for an heiress, and what he thinks of American women At one time, my first visit was 25 years ago, a title did not amount to anything. Today it is different, and the papers are filled with what the nobility is doing in Europe, yet not a word about your own vast country."

  "In Germany the nobility has a place in our social and political system, and keep it, and we see that it does. Here you pretend to be Democratic, but you are not, for I read the other day where the President prevented a man from making a speech in your House of Congress. Here you close everything on Sunday, and make the day one of rest without relaxation. In Germany we make it a day of both rest and relaxation. In Germany we are a happy people and contented. Here no one is satisfied with his lot. He wants more. In Germany we take plains with what we do; here your great cry is "Get the Money". In Germany we cater to the wants of the world. In America you seem to think that your success in the past is enough to live on. In Germany you condemn us for it. I think that Germanys advance is not as much a menace to the world as the fact that other nations envy our success."---Washington Post.


 The W C White Lumber Co is making arrangements to establish a large saw mill to manufacture the fine white oak timber which they purchased from E T Burgess about a year ago at Streby W Va. This is the finest white oak east of the Allegany mountains, a tract of 75 acres, and it will take about seven years to cut this timber They will establish their mill in the woods and build a tram road at Streby store, and will truck the lumber to that place. W C Richardson and E L Haslacker contemplate cutting the timber. E T Burgess will be the head boss.

Elkins -After electing officers the twentieth annual session of the W Va Banker's Association adjourned yesterday afternoon to meet next year in Martinsburg.
Officers elected were:
Glen F Barns, of Fairmont, President.
H W Chadduck, of Grafton, Vice President Joseph S Hill, of Charleston, Secretary
A resolution was adopted providing that a permanent agricultural committee be named, with W G Wilson, of Elkins, as chairman. A resolution was also adopted advocating an excursion to the Pacific Coast by the association. A committee to ascertain the feasibility of the plan and to make the necessary arrangements was appointed it consists of W V Ervine, W G Wilson, Glen F Barns, Mason Mathews and F M Staunton.

Elkins---Damage estimated at $10,000 was inflicted by fire which started after midnight in the Belington Planing Mill Company's plant in Belington. Blood hounds wee brought from Fairmont and trailed a suspected incendiary to his home near the town. The fire was the fourth in the plant in a few months and are all believed to have been incendiary.

At an early hour Saturday morning a saw mill belonging to James A Dawson was completely destroyed by fire, also about 400 cross ties , belonging to Dr F L Baker, at whose orchard, near Keyser, the mill was located. Mr Dawson had just finished sawing for Dr Baker and started to move the mill. It is not known how the fire started, but it is supposed from the fire in the engine.

Montgomery W Va-This city occupies the unique position of being half wet and half dry. Half of the city is located in Kanawah county and half in Fayette., the county line bisecting the town. The Kanawah county court granted licenses for its half. The Fayette county court refused licenses for its half.

Grafton W Va-The heroic deed of Robert Dunnington, student of the Baltimore school of dental surgery, Sunday at Grafton park saved the life of twelve year old Ellis Shirer. The boy was playing on the boat and was shoved off by a boy friend into twenty feet of water in Tygart Valley River. Dunnington plunged into the river without removing his clothes and got the boy, who had gone down the third time. He was revived with difficulty. Request will be made for a Carnegie medal for Dunnington.

Charleston W Va-Arrangements were made here for the release of $1,000 bond of the indicted officials of the United Mine Workers of America. They were under an agreement by the court of the United States Attorney Ritz and the attorneys for the 19 members and officials of the organization.


  In cooking beans their flavor will be much better if they are cooked in as little water as possible.

  To use sour milk for griddle cakes never add baking powder, but instead an even teaspoon of baking soda to each cup of milk.

  If you rinse a plate with cold water before breaking the eggs on it add to them a pinch of salt and then stand where there is a current of air and you will have no difficulty in beating them to a froth.

  On taking cakes baked in a tin, out of he oven stand the tin on a wet cloth for ten or fifteen minutes. The cakes can then be turned out without the aid of a knife and will not stick to the tin, as frequently happens.

  To test milk, dip a well polished knitting needle into a pitcher of milk and quickly withdraw it in an upright position. If the milk has only a small proportion of water this will prevent even a drop of milk adhering to the needle.

22 Years in the Jewelry Business in Keyser

12 Years in the Automobile Business


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And Automobile Man

FORD cars for 1913
Touring Car, full equipped--$600
Torpedo Runabout-525

Auto Tires and Accessories
Up to Date Garage. Storage for Twenty Cars
Automobile and Bicycle Repairing a Specialty

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Anything in my line stop at the
Big Night and Day Street Clock.



I WILL Buy my season tickets today and begin planning my work for Chautauqua week.

I WILL Talk Chautauqua to every man I meet and urge him to help make our Chautauqua the biggest event ever held in town.

I WILL See it personally that every man and woman I meet is asked to buy season tickets for themselves and children.

I WILL Not take "No" for an answer from any man or woman living within five miles from town when asking him to buy season tickets.

I WILL Write today to that friend who has been intending to visit me to ask him or her to come on during the big Chautauqua week.

I WILL Send invitations to former residents asking them to come back and meet me "at the big tent."

I WILL From now until the lights go out the last night boost, boost, boost our town and our Chautauqua as the biggest and best on earth.

I WILL Attend every season and urge everybody to come along.







  The meeting which was called to meet at the council chamber on last Friday night was well attended.

  Mr H G Fisher was made chairman and announced that the meeting was called for the purpose of organizing a Board of Trade for our city.

  He was followed by Mr F C Reynolds who further showed that such a proceeding was absolutely a necessity, and upon his motion three gentlemen, J T Sincell, J C Watson and J H Markwood, were appointed a committee to appoint a permanent committee of nine to formulate a plan of proceeding which will be both lasting and effective, and the following committee were appointed:

F C Reynolds, Taylor Morrison, J Z Terrell, H G Fisher, Geo T Carskadon, Jno T Sincell, F H Babb, A E Russell and Dr C S Hoffman.

  The meeting then adjourned to meet upon the call of the committee appointed.

  The movement is a good one and will meet the approval of every business man in our city, and the committee appointed is among our representative businessmen, and we predict an early action on their part, and something that will mean business.


Washington, June 23,--The Democratic Committee tonight elected Representative Doremus, of Michigan, as chairman and agreed to co operate with the Democratic national committee in the coming mid presidential campaign.


  On Sunday night the annual sermon to the graduating class of Keyser High School was preached by Rev D H Martin, DD pastor of the M E church of Frostburg Maryland.

  All the churches in the city were closed, and this service was held in the school auditorium.

  The sermon was an able one, from these words: "What is Life" and contained much of instruction to the class.


A List of Marriages Solemnized by The Late Rev Wm. Welch During his Ministerial Life.
(continued from last week)

DATE 1823

  Jan 2, John Baker to Eliz. Junkins, $2; Jan 9, Jacob Haughman to Rachel Harper, $1.97; April 3, Thom Shoaf to Ruth Spencer, $2; June 26, Ellis Rhineheart to Mariah Hollenbach, $2; July 17, Thom Jones to Eliz Ward, $2; August 22, John Shanks to Susan Rawlings, $2; Sept 9, Wm Harvey to Eliz Wilson, $2.50; Sept 11, Charles Rawlings to Mary Welch, $1; Oct 28, John C Harrison to Penelope Harrison, $2; Nov 20, John Thrush to Rachel Umstot, $2; Dec 18, Henry Fogle to Lucretia Harsell, $2; Dec 25, Jacob Parker to Mary Ludwick, $2.


  Jan 15, Hanson Cathlett to Eliza Miller, $2; Jan 20, Sol. Ellifritz to Hannah Sands, $2; Feb 12, Elizah Darling to Ann Dean, $2, Feb 26, Peter Miller to Julia Ann Spencer, $2; March 4, Greenberry King to Mary McCormick, $2; March 4, Mich. Throsh to Cath Umstot, $2; April 15, Jacob Stealley to Ellen Wilson, $2; April 22, Henry Cundiff to Emilia Cundiff, $2; June 27, James Burgess to Eliz Bean, $1.87 ½; July 1, Thom Randall to Priscilla Stewart, $2, Oct 5, Dennis M Parrot to Louisa Price, $2


  March 4, Moses Jones to Mary Householder, $2; March 10, Rich Baker to Mary Martin, $2; April 7, Wm Worman to Nancy Cundill, $2; Aug 25, James Sands to Cath Steerman, $2; Sept 29, George Tasker to Mary Junkins, $2; Oct 4, Abram Smith to Sarah White, $2; Oct 20, Isaac Dawson to Cath Hackley, $1.94; Nov 17, Sam Cessney to Margaret Groves, $2.50; Dec 15, Phil Good to Eliz Abernathy, $2.


  Jan 3, Benj Roberts to Polly Leatherman, $2; Feb 7, Sam McGraw to Margaret Shore, $1.87 ½; Feb 9, Benj Leatherman to Eliz Rannell, $2; March 2, John Queen to Ellen Rankins, $1.50; March 9, Benj Johnson to Mariah Means, $2; June 1, Henry Liller to Sarah Ellifritz, $1.87 ½; June 15, John Culp to Rachel Baker, $2; Aug 6, John Sigcafoose to Cath McFarling, $2; Sept 28, James McClure to Ruth Spicer, $2; Oct1, James D Haley to Eliz Harvey, $2; Oct 5, Isaac Means to Eliz Race, $5, Nov 2, Fenton Metcalf to Lucy Ann Wolf, $2; Nov 16, James Long to Susanna Leatherman, $2; Dec 5, Sylvester Welch to Eliz Myers, $2; Dec 19, John Plum to Nancy Fitzgerald, $3.


  March 15, George Bowman to Rachel Peatt, $2; March 18, John C Bosley to Mary Bean, $2; March 29, Alexander Riley to Isabelle Kelley, $2; May 3, Banj Grayson to Mary Fout, $1, May 13, , Mich Paugh to Lucinda Newman, $2; May 17, Jacob Hull to Eliz Cundiff, $2; May 31, Thom Lees to Sybil Scrichfield, $2.50, June 14, Abram Doll to Jane Thomas, $2; Aug 30, John Kelley to Eleanor Baily, $2; Sept 13, James Emmerson to Hannah Reese, $2.50; Sept 23, Wm Gatige to Mary Blackburn, $2; Oct 28, James Buckaloo to Cath Bean, $2; Oct 30, Hiram Nigh to Susan Ingmin, $2; Nov 13, Eph Heriott to Eliza Reese, $3; Dec 18, John Ravenscraft to Mariah Culp, $2; Dec 27, Thos O Cassady to Eliz Harvey, $2


  Jan 10, Wm Staggs to Mar Thrush, $2; Jan 31, Peter Flick to Rachel Spencer, $2; Feb 12, Wm Parrill to Jane Ravenscraft, $2; Feb 19, Mich Miller to Eliz Rawlings, $1.50; Feb 21, George Baker to Ann Lyon, $2; Feb 24, Wm Likins to Sarah Baker, $1; March 6, Isaac Flick to Mary Spencer, $2.25; March 15, Phil Hartman to Rebecca Patton, $2; May 1, Moses McWycoff to Deborah, $2; June 26, George Bane to Margaret Thrush, $2; Aug 14, Wm Beaver to Eliza Blackburn, $1; Aug 28, John Little to Anna Harper, $2, Sept 4, J P Barthlow to Cath Harrison, $2; Sept 13, John Brown to Parthena Taylor, $1; Nov 9, John Downey to Mary Good, $1.50; Nov 9, Wm Bruce to Cath Salts, $1.75; Nov 13, Luke Kuykendall to Eliz Welch, $10.00; Nov 27, John Ward to Isabell Kelley, $2.


  Jan 6, B F Harrison to Nancy Mott, $2; Jan 8, Wm Lower to Drusilla Narvey, $2; Feb 26, Phill Doll to Mary Ann Davis, $2; March 5, Joshua Baker to Mary Ann Smith, $2; April 10, J B Lees to Susanna Flick, $1.37 ½; April 23, John Leatherman to Nancy Wilson, $2; June 19, Charles G Hays to Margaret Ingmire, $2; June 11, John Roberts to Nancy Bosly, $2; July 16, Thom Wilson to Eliz Dixon, $2; Oct 13, Jesse Ward to Sarah D Cundiff, $3; Dec 22, Lewis Dawson to Sarah Cowen, $2.

To Be Continued


  West Virginia is rapidly increasing in importance as a pottery producing state, according to the U S, Geological Survey, its products of this class being valued at $3, 365, 166 in 1912, nearly 10 percent of the total for the U S. This was an increase of $ 484, 964 over the figures for 1911. The State now ranks third in the value of pottery produced, being exceeded by Ohio and New Jersey. W Va's product of chief value was white ware made in 1912 was $2, 051, 987, an increase of $131, 693 over the figures for 1911. This product is made principally in Hancock county, opposite East Liverpool. The contemplated erection of two new plants in this county in the near future will add largely to its productive capacity and increase its importance as a pottery producing center. Sanitary ware was second in value in W Va in 1912, being valued at $1, 156, 478, an increase of $341, 879 compared with 1911.


  At the home of Mrs C W Shelly on Friday night last, was entertained the McNeill Chapter, U D C.

  An interesting feature of the evening was the return of the talents, each member having formerly been given ten cents to invest, the proceeds to be returned and turned into the monument fund, for the erection of a monument in Keyser. But about half the members were present, so many more of the increased talents are yet to be turned in, but the amount turned in thus far amounts to $32.65.

  Refreshments were served and a very pleasant evening passed.


Lonaconing, Md, June 21, Six cows belonging to Mr James Dodds, who conducts the Detmold Farm Dairy, were instantly killed by a single bolt of lightning during a storm here about 9 o'clock last night.

  The cows had all come together in a bunch, as is their habit during a storm, and one bolt killed the entire six head of cattle. The cows were valued at $350 by Mr Dodds , and the loss is a severe one under the circumstances. They were milkers, and he is thus rendered unable to supply his large trade pending the replacement of the valuable stock.


Huntington W Va, June 23,

Suit for $5,000 damages was entered in the Circuit Court hereby the Socialist Labor Star., a local publication, against Governor H D Hatfield, Major Thos B Davis and Lieuts Foster, Templeton and H H Rice, of the State militia, for the destruction of the printing plant of the Socialist Newspaper several weeks ago.

  The militia officers confiscated the plant, and W H Thompson, the editor, was arrested for publishing articles in connection with the miner's strike.

When you are hungry the first thing you think about are the good things at L C Mcdonalds.


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  Seriously, what are you going to do here on the Fourth of July? Are we going to sit and hold hands all day and fuss about the heat, or shall we find it necessary to go to some other town for entertainment? Our people leave Keyser on holidays not because they want to, but because it is SO DULL-Mineral County News.

  Somehow we don't just like the looks of the above. It don't have the right sound. Not long since the News raised its voice in favor of booming the town, and now to come out and call the town dull seems rather inconsistent.

  To us it does not appear as if it was going to be extremely dull, with the National Lincoln Chautauqua here with a fine program for the day, which we give below:


Popular Concert-Imperial Bell Ringers

Song-Mrs Blin G Turrentine

Popular Lecture-Chas H Poole


Grand Musical Entertainment-Bell Ringers and Glee Club

Songs-Mrs Turrentine

Civic Lecture-"Our Country's Great Need"-Mrs Poole

Farewells and Good Byes.

  The above programme seems to us to be a safe way to spend the fourth. It will not only be of interest but beneficial, and we anticipate a good many people here to attend.

  To attend an entertainment of this kind will find you at the end of the day, refreshed, instead of worn out with a day of rush and crush in a noisy, jostling crowd, and where perhaps temptation lurks to lure from the strict paths of rectitude those who are trying to do better and avoid temptation.

  Looks to us as if Keyser was well prepared to furnish ample entertainment for a nice time.

The name-Doan's inspires confidence-Doan's Kidney Pills for kidney ills. Doan's Ointment for skin itching, Doan's Regulets for a mild laxative. Sold at all drug stores.

Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria


  Washington, June 23-Fifteen coal operators, representing virtually all the mines on the New River, Pocahontas, and Virginian coal fields in West Virginia, met here yesterday and agreed to refuse recognition to the United Mineworkers of America in dealing with their employees. It was announced after the meeting that the decision was unanimous and final, and that demands of the miner's for recognition of the union would not be considered further.

  Notice was given the operators several days ago that a general strike would be called for July 1 unless the union was recognized. Several thousand men would be involved in each of the fields.


  Charleston W Va-June 25.

  Strike agitators working independently of against orders of officials of the United Mine Workers of America sent committees to the miners working at the different mines in Cabin Creek today requesting the men to clean up their tools and bring their tools out tonight in preparation for a strike tomorrow morning. As soon as the report was received here at the headquarters of district No 17, messengers were sent out to notify the men to remain at work, but the fear is expressed that it is too late and that several hundred miners will refuse to go to work tomorrow.

  For the last two weeks the radical element among the cabin creek miners has been demanding that an immediate strike be called, but the union officials have refused to do so. In the meantime the officials have been working to have the operators to give employment to all the former strikers. In case the strike occurs tomorrow against the orders of the union officials, relief from the national organization is not expected to be extended to the strikers. An attempt is being made to have the strike include Paint Creek also.


  To organize, manage, and conduct a series of Chautauqua Assemblies, lecture courses, music festivals and public entertainments in any part of the United States, the primary purpose of which shall be develop, crystallize and amalgamate sentiment against the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes, the incidental purpose of which shall be to provide communities with a permanent educational institution where the foremost questions of the day and the leading social and moral issues shall be discussed, interspersed with musical and wholesome entertainment features.

(Extract from Charter granted by the State of Illinois)

Kinder Schrelen Nach Fletcher's Castoria

You can't look dressy unless you have on a pair of those Oxfords. D Long & Son's


  Following a quarrel at Westernport, Wednesday, the wife of Herbert Washington, colored, shot the wife of John Coleman, colored, in the ankle The Washington woman and her daughter were arrested.

Newest patterns in all kinds of wash goods, fine filmy fabrics, also trimmings. A fine line summer weight underwear. D Long & Son.


Pursuant to the terms and by the authority conferred by a decree of the circuit court of Mineral county, W Va, made and entered on the 17th day of April 1913, in a certain chancery cause therein pending wherein George W Finch, administrator of Joseph H Finch deceased, is plaintiff, and William V Nethkin , et al, are defendants, I will, on


At one o'clock pm at the front door of the courthouse for said county of Mineral, offer at public sale to the highest responsible bidder the real estate mentioned in the bill and proceedings in said cause, and by said decree directed to be sold as follows:

  The undivided one sixth interest of William V Nethkin in and to the real estate owned by his father, Joseph D Nethkin, at the time of his death, situated on the Allegheny mountains in Elk District in said county, which real estate is as follows: That certain tract of land situated, lying and being on the Allegheny mountains, in Elk District, Mineral county, W Va, and being a portion of the 220 acre tract conveyed by Ann Virginia Bane and J Fred Bane to the said John and Ann Wiseman, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a dead birch and stone pile about 1 ½ poles southwest of Emory Run, the beginning corner to the entire tract conveyed by Ann Virginia and J Fred Bane to the said John and Ann Wiseman, and running with the original lines thereof, No 51 degrees E, crossing Emory Run, 25 poles to a cumcumber, a corner to James S Barrick, formerly George Price & Co; thence with the lines of the latter reversed, N 79 ½ degrees E, crossing Cole Mine Branch at 11 poles, in all 81 poles to a sugar tree and two lines on the south side of said Branch, and running thence N 64 ¾ degrees E , 30 poles to a stone pile in the original line on the North side of said Branch; thence leaving the original line south, 37 ½ degrees E, 137 poles to a stake in the division line between Wiseman and Bane;with the same along a plank fence , S 58 ½ degrees W, 40.2 poles to a stake a little beyond the end of the plank fence , corner to J Frank Bane; thence S 71 ¾ degrees W. 116 poles, two poles less than the original call, to a stake in Leatherman's line; thence, leaving Bane and running No 25 degrees 52 minutes west, 48 poles to an ash and sugar tree on the west side of the hill, one of the original corners of the John T Pierce lands; thence, with the original lines thereof, No 18 degrees 7 minutes W 36 ½ poles to two sugar tree and a hickory on the west side of a hill, thence, No 38 degrees 22 minutes W 47 ½ poles to Emory Run at the mouth of the Coal Mine Branch, continued in all 56 poles, to the beginning , containing 121 acres and 32 poles, more or less, conveyed in a deed from John Wiseman and wife to Joseph D Nethkin, by deed dated May 26, 1900, and of record in deed book No 21, pages 611 and 612 in the office of the Clerk of the county court for said county of Mineral. Reserving and excepting therefrom the portion of said land conveyed by Joseph D Nethkin to W R Nethkin, by deed dated Nov 15, 1907, which deed is of record book, No 31 at page 47 in the office of the Clerk of said court, and is bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a stake 17 ft East of Han's tramroad running No 10 degrees W 200 ft to a stake in a stone pile some distance from tramroad; thence N 84 degrees E 125 ft to center of square rock by a small dogwood, marked with three hacks as pointers; thence S 10 degrees E 200 ft to a stake in a stone pile and two small dogwoods marked as pointers; thence, S 8 ½ degrees W 125 ft to the Beginning, containing 53 to 80 of an acre, more or less.

  The Emory Run Coal Co as lessee, has the right under lease of record, to operate mines and transport coal from said tract of land, while this sale does not interest with said lease, the interest William V Nethkin, thence will be transferred to the purchaser by the purchase of the individual share or interest.


  One third of the purchase , money cash on the day of sale, the residue in two equal payments at nine and eight months from day of sale respectively, the purchaser to give notes for the deferred payment with approved personal security and legal title to the property to be retained until all of the purchase money has been paid.

William MacDonald
Special Commissioner
I J V Bell, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mineral county.


A large lot of Men's, Ladies And Children's Shoes and Ox-Fords in odd sizes, odd styles
And broken lots At HALF PRICE. Just what you want For summer use.



I have two large eight room Houses with modern conveniences
And you can save from $150 To $300 on a home. I have a Few good building lots for sale At $250 a lot. See E G KIMMELL, KEYSER, W VA


A golden opportunity is now open To buy one of the oldest and best GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES On the best corner in one of the most thriving up to date towns in the state.
The stock is very complete and in good shape, coupled with a most prosperous clientele. A rare bargain.
The business is being offered for a sale for the exclusive reason that the owner's health is declining and he is unable to give it the required attention.
Will inventory-stock fixtures, horse and wagon, storeroom, warehouse and stable. Will be leased for a term of years at a reasonable rental. Also 4 cylinder Packard 30-7 passenger car fully equipped in fine running order.

Apply at L C NINE, AGT



VIAVI TREATMENT-I will be at the Reynold's Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 to 3 o'clock pm. Mrs L M Kenniston, Manager.

FOR SALE-A 2 story brick building; store and ware room; 9 living rooms and bath; east side of Main street. For further information apply to J B Criser, 58 W Piedmont St, Keyser.

YOUNG COWS FOR SALE-Two young cows, W B Burke, Keyser

WANTED-Carpenters and helpers to work on Miner's houses at Stone Pike Co, Ky. For particulars address: W A Liller, Williamson W Va.

AUTOMOBILE FOR SALE-Buick Roadster with top, seats three, good running order. Price $275, Dr Lantz, Alaska W Va.

FOR SALE-Two good Jersey Cows, one 5 and the other 3 years old, good milkers, both will be fresh I July or August. Apply to R D Boswell, B&O Oil House or T F Boswell, 49 D street.

The ladies Mite Society of the Presbyterian church will hold a lawn party on the church lawn, Saturday evening, the 28th, Everybody invited.

INITIATION-On Tuesday night at the K of P Hall, three candidates were given the third degree, followed by a banquet.

Bilious? Feel heavy after dinner? Bitter taste? Complexion sallow? Liver perhaps needs waking up? Doan's Regulets for bilious attacks. 25c at all stores.

WANTED-To organize a class in French and German, Conversational Methods; reasonable tuition. Call at the Preparatory School Dormitory, or address Joseph Eppels, Keyser W Va

Our stock is going rapidly. Better hurry up with your order. Lillers Lumber Parlors, Mineral St, Keyser W Va.


Miss Hallie Sayre is visiting in Grafton

William Thrush of Fairmont is in Keyser this week.

Mrs J C Watson was a visitor in Cumberland Tuesday

Robert Walsh has resigned his position in the People's Bank

Mr and Mrs C W Smith were in Cumberland Tuesday

Miss Maud Balir recently returned from a visit to Romney

Mrs Ralph Wilson is visiting her father, Mr A W Coffroth

Miss Catherine Russell has returned home from Cumberland

Mrs John Ravenscraft has returned from a visit to Wheeling

Prof J W Stayman, of the Prep school, is on a trip to Charleston

Prof Hiram Groves of Grant county was in our city over Sunday

Miss Ruth Michael of Oakland was visiting Mrs Annie Paris over Sunday

Harry Bailey was in the city Tuesday calling on his brother F O Bailey

Mr and Mrs Edward Spiker of Cumberland were guests of friends Sunday

Mrs J M Linthicum who has been visiting in Romney, returned Monday

Mrs Herbert White and children have returned to their home at Terra Alta

James Frye, an employee at Richardson Mill, is ill this week and unable to work

Mr Charles Finnell and son Robert were in Parsons with his family over Sunday

Mr Robert Johnson and wife of Parkersburg are visiting his brothers here this week

Mrs George Hoover, of Clarksburg, is visiting this week at D T Greenwade's

Mr D M Leatherman of Headsville was a visitor in our city on Wednesday

Mrs Rachel Stevenson is visiting Mrs Roy Durrett, her daughter, in Cumberland

Mrs Mollie Hennen, of Deer Park, came down Wednesday to pay relatives a short visit

Mr and Mrs D F Huffman and Miss Marie Wilson were at Mt Lake Park last week

Mrs Floyd Stotler who has been visiting in Burlington for a week, has returned home

Mr Charles Geldbaugh and wife of Newburg are the guests of Mrs Gelfbaugh's sisters

Mr and Mrs J D Gelwicks returned home Wednesday from a short trip to Morgantown

Mr and Mrs C E Hardesty have returned after a visit to their parents at Terra Alta

Mrs Edward King and daughters of Cumberland, are the guests of Mrs James Newcome

Mr Will Hosack attended the machinists convention at Atlantic City and returned this week

Mrs Joseph Varner is entertaining her sisters, Misses Hattie and Artie Hull, of Highland Va

Miss Tempest Smith, who recently graduated as professional nurse, left Tuesday to take her first case

Mrs Harry Defibaugh who has been here for a weeks visit, returned home the first of the week

Mrs Henry Clarke and Mrs William Painter of Baltimore are the guests of Mrs W E Woolf

Misses Sue Johnson and Susan Abernathy went Monday to Morgantown to attend summer school

Aristotle Steorts and Harry Hodges are both at home for their vacation from the Morgantown school

Mr H S Shuttle, who has been visiting at the home of Mr A E Moore, has returned to his home at Baltimore

Miss Kate Gamble, of Moorefield, arrived Monday and will attend the summer term at the Prep school

Mrs Jessie Hoover and daughter Elizabeth, who have been visiting here, returned this week to their home in Cumberland

Mr C E Tharp has resigned as engineer on the B&O and accepted a similar position on the T M & P RR

John B Fetzer is at Petersburg doing the brick work at the new school house and the improvement to the Taylor Hotel

Mrs Sabin of Loraine, Oh, is visiting her daughter, Miss Linda, who teaches domestic science in the Keyser Public Schools

Miss Loretto Miltenberger, principle of Ridgeley school, was one of the Mineral County teachers who attended the State educational Association meeting at Parkersburg

Mrs Trout and daughter, Miss Willie, have returned from a visit to Mrs Turner, near Davis, they were accompanied by Mr J B O Clemm, who improved his time while there by fishing, and was rewarded with a catch of 328 fine trout.

Mrs Frank Troy spent Sunday in Frostburg

Clarence Borst, employed in Grafton, spent at home

Mr and Mrs Enock Kight were in Piedmont Sunday

Eugene Gerstell, of Gerstell, was in Keyser on Tuesday

Clement Armstrong of Alaska was in the city Wednesday

Mrs George Sheets was in Cumberland Saturday last

Mr and Mrs Morris Jones were in the city over Sunday

Mr and Mrs Moran of Spring St are visiting in Grafton

Miss Minnie Bright left on Monday for a visit to Fairmont

Miss May Welch of Cumberland is the guest of friends here

Mr D Long was a business visitor in Cumberland Wednesday

Miss Avers of Cumberland is the guest of Mrs C C Clevenger

Miss Helen Alkire is entertaining Miss Nancy Parker of Romney

Mr and Mrs W C Pollock have returned home from a trip to Purgittsville

Mrs Ray Spangler of Cumberland, was visiting friends here over Sunday

Mrs W H Riley has returned from an extended visit to Wheeling and Cincinnati

Mr J W Idleman, of Mt Storm, was a business visitor in our city on Thursday

Mrs Joseph Howell has gone to Independence to visit her mother, Mrs Rogers

Miss Lillian Cowherd of Cumberland, is visiting at Mr C W Shelly's this week

Mr Clarence Smith of Burlington, was in the city Saturday of this week

Miss Clara Rogers, of Philadelphia, is visiting her aunt, Mrs C L Everhart

Mr and Mrs J D Arnold and son of Alton Ill, will visit in our city for a month

Mrs W C Whistle of Grafton, has returned home after a visit here among friends

John Gordon, wife and two children of Elk Garden, are visiting relatives here this week

Mr J K Milholland has been appointed general foreman of the local B&O shops at Grafton

Col T B Frye has been confined to his home the past few days with an attack of rheumatism

Mrs Will Rafter and Mrs Charles Rice sisters of Mrs Dr Gaston, are spending a few days here

Miss Annie Randals of Baltimore, who has been visiting in Keyser, has returned to her home

Miss Lutz, of Decatur Ill, who has been teaching in the Preparatory school left Sunday night for her home

Mrs Harvey, of near Bayard, is spending a few days at the home of her brother, H S Thompson

Mrs Wm Kalker, of Westernport, and sister, Mrs Black, of Akron Ohio, are spending a few days with R R Sollars

Miss Elsie Reese of Fairmont and Miss Jessie Reese of Washington, has been visiting their father, Mr J B Reese of McCoole

Mr and Mrs J H Markwood left Wednesday morning for Harpers Ferry, where they will visit their daughter, Mrs F P Edgell.

Mr and Mrs R N Fout of Purgitsville, are the guests of their daughters, Mrs W P Bazzle and Mrs George Ludwig, this week

Mr Fred Koelz is home for his summer vacation from Morgantown. He took an overland trip home, walking as far as Cumberland, and enjoyed it very much.

Mr N J Crooks returned this week from his trip to Washington C H Ohio. He was accompanied by Mrs G D Hayes of Washington, CH who will be a guest at his home

Mr George Lyons, of Kingwood, call us on Tuesday en route to Blaine to attend an Epworth League convention. George carries cheer and happiness whenever he goes and his friends are without number

Mrs Walter Hays, of Bannock Ohio, who has been visiting her old home at Purgittsville, was in our city on Thursday, enroute to her home. She was accompanied to Keyser by her sister, Miss Belle Taylor

Our old friend F O Bailey attended the semi centennial at Wheeling, and while there occurred for us several photos of the old engines which passed through here, the picture is one of which we reproduced in the Tribune last week

Farmers, mechanics, railroaders, laborers, rely on Dr Thomas' Electric Oil. Fine for cuts, burns, bruises. Should be kept in every home, 25c and 50c. adv


  Victor Murray of McCoole was injured at the coal tipple on Thursday and taken to the hospital, but his injuries were not dangerous and he is now doing nicely


  A class of 24 were confirmed last Sunday at the James Street Catholic church., by the Rt Rev W J O'Connell, Bishop of Richmond Va

  In the afternoon he went to Elk Garden and confirmed a class of 39


Sunday School at 9:50am

Preaching Service at 11:00am

Subject. "God's Law of Rest."

C E Service at 7:15pm

Evening Service 8:00pm

Sermonette, "The Christian Among Strangers and the Strangers Among Christians"

Rev H F Baughman, Pastor


  Remaining unclaimed in the post office at Keyser W Va week ending June 26, 1913

  Mrs Anna H Thomas, W N Adams, R L Bane, C W Buhl, W L Emlefrits, J W Erben, Chas E Hixenbaugh, Mr Hoadley, Harry Junkins, C P Linaburg, Lester Milus, Neil Muehern, H Silver, R M Lutten, Thos Walters, Geo A Williams, C W Noreford.




  Miss Anna McGahan, daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles McGahan, of Mozelle street, entertained a few of her friends Tuesday night, it being her thirteenth birthday.

  Those present were Misses Lula Adams, Christina Mason, Helen Boor, Elsie Gull, Marie Snow, Helen McGahan and Mr Frank Cunningham.

  The evening passed very pleasantly to all. Refreshments were served to which ample justice was done. Miss Anna was the recipient of many nice gifts.


  The Literary contest at the High School auditorium on Monday night was well attended.

  The readings by Mr J Clark Bright, Misses Elizabeth Glover and Elsie Kesner were exceptionally fine.

  The subject for debate was "Resolved, that the Japanese immigration to the US should be stopped" was between Messrs Ernest Shore and John Newcome on the affirmative and Howard Wells and Frank Cheshire on the negative.

  The judges gave their decision to the readings in favor of J Clark Bright, and for the negative in the debate.

  Piano solos were rendered by Misses Geneva Gilmore and Elizabeth Glover.


  The annual banquet of the Keyser High School alumni was held at Hotel Reynolds on the evening of June 20.

  Owing to the inclemency of the weather not all were present

  During the banquet, McIlwee's orchestra played some beautiful selections In honor of the day, being the fiftieth anniversary of the state, the dining hall was tastefully decorated in American and state flags, daisies and ferns.

  The president, Mr Chester Dixon, class of 1911, welcomed the class of 1913 in fitting words, and introduced the toastmaster, Mr John McDonald, of the class of 1909.

  After the banquet the following persons responded with appropriate remarks: Prof Sanders, Roy Trenton, Miss Elsie Hoffman, Miss Elizabeth Hoffman and West Hardy.

  The toastmaster gave a closing talk with a toast to the alumni and one to the state.

  There were 44 present and the event was one approached by all.


  We, the undersigned merchants, agree to close our stores each evening at six o'clock, excepting Tuesday and Saturday nights, pay nights and nights after pay nights, and the night before holidays. This agreement effective from July 3 until Oct 1 1913, and after Oct 1 we will close in our regular custom of three nights each week, excepting the month of December.

  Geo T Carskadon, E C Hughes, C W Shaffenaker & Son, A W Coffroth, H G Wilson, J H Markwood, C L Everhart, G C Murphy Co, Fred Wilderman, W H Crist, Thompson Furniture Co, C L Hughes, C R Weimer, The Sincell Co, T H Davis, Mollie Brown, L C McDonald, W F Evans, E R Connell, W L Davis & Son, The Keyser Hdw Co, D A Kesner, Lyon & Co, V W Twigg, J W Wolford, L High, C E Dayton, R M Workman, D T Greenwade, D L Trenton, I M Long, Basil Martin, Harrison Meat Market, W L Davis Meat Mrkt, R W Nine.

  Those that are closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights are Aker's Bros, T B Rogers & Son, C C Clevenger, M H Smith.

  This agreement will be very beneficial to the employees of the stores, as it will give the clerks some time for recreation. This move was brought about by the active work of Earl Rogers and James Swadley who have worked hard to bring about the desired result.

D Long & Son will keep open every other night as usual.


  Black mare and horse, weigh about 1300. Good match coming four years old. J J Whip, Burlington W Va


  The little son, four years old, of Rev M H Keen, by some means got hold of a box of strychnine tablets on Thursday and when found with them it was feared that he had eaten some, but upon investigation it was found that he had taken but one from the box and had started to eat it but apparently not liking the taste had spit it out, so aside from a severe fright no injury was done.


  The McNeill chapter UDC will meet Saturday afternoon , June 28, 1913, promptly at three o'clock at the home of Mrs Nannie D McCoole. A full attendance is requested as this will be the last meeting before adjourning for the summer.

Mrs W H Frye

Maria Vass Frye,


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  Poisoned by milk from its mothers breast, the infant child of Mrs Lydia Wells, of Lafayette W Va, died here last night. Headache powders containing acetanilid was taken as medicine by the mother and communicated through lacteal ducts to the infant, it was disclosed after an investigation by Coroner Vinson. The case is unusual in the annals of medicine, but it is not without precedent, it is stated.


  A telegram form Charleston states that the Supreme Court has handed down a final decision in the case of the holders of mechanics liens vs Trustees of Davis & Elkins College in favor of the plaintiffs. The case is one of about ten years standing and including costs involves at $25,000.



  The maximum sentence of 18 years imprisonment for second degree murder was pronounced yesterday in the criminal court by Judge James W Robinson upon Everett Davis, a young clerk of Northview, for the murder of his wife with a shotgun. He will be taken to the state prison at Moundsville.



  The 43rd annual meeting of the W Va Education Association closed tonight. The next annual meeting will be held at Morgantown. The following officers were elected this afternoon: President O G Wilson, Elkins; First Vice President, Miss Dora Rogers, Parkersburg; Secretary, A P Morrison, Clarksburg; S L Longnecker, of Parkersburg was elected to fill the vacancy of the executive committee caused by the retiring of S H Fleshman, of Hinton. G R Wyche, New York, president of the National Story Tellers League, delivered an address at the meeting tonight.



  Joe Ruffner Jr, of Charleston, of the wealthiest and one of the most prominent families in the state, whose marital difficulties have been much discussed, was arrested here on a warrant sworn out on by Pitt & Hays charging him with passing several bad checks on them. The checks were on the Charleston National and the Citizens National Banks of Charleston , and when the firm called up these institutions they discovered Ruffner had no money on deposit there. It is said that Ruffner's parents had cut him off following his escapades.



  Walter M Kinkaid, postmaster at Hawk Nest W Va, was arrested today by post office inspector Allen on charge of rifling register mail. Kinkaid confessed before the United Stated Commissioner Champ, at Montgomery, and was held under bond to await the action of the next Federal Grand Jury. The postal authorities allege that 22 registered letters were rifled by Kinkaid and that be secured a considerable sum of money.



  Four lumber camps and a quantity of lumber and tanbark fired by a spark from an engine, were destroyed near Blackwater gorge, in Tucker county. The loss to the Babcock Lumber Co, of Pittsburg, the owner was $12,000. The fire was checked Friday. Following a long dry period, the woods were very dry.



  Despite a difference of 38 years in their ages and the fact that the bridegroom had passed the allotted three score and ten years, Miss Katherine V Smith, 32, of Jefferson county, became the wife of William E Outcault, 70 years, of merchant of Martinsburg, in Washington last Friday. The couple has known each other for many years. Mrs Outcault has been a friend of the bridegrooms first wife. Both are well known in their section of the state.



  Boyd White Cotton, 19 years old, this city, died in Hazelwood Pennsylvania, Friday from the effect of a dog bite he suffered nine years ago, which developed into something that closely resembled rabies.


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review and Equalization for Mineral county, will at the court hose of said county on Tuesday the first day of July, 1913, for the purpose of reviewing and equalizing the assessments of the county as returned by the Assessor, and at which time and place all persons having any complaints to make will be heard. The Board is authorizing to increase or decrease and correct the valuations as made by the assessor as to be real and personal property as in their judgement may be right and proper. The board will continue in session from day to day until the work is completed.

J V Bell, Clerk


  Instructions to postmasters have been issued for handling of C O D parcel post packages. The regulations will be effective July 1. Charges on packages will be collected from addresses on and after that date provided the amount on a single parcel does not exceed $100. The fee for collection will be 10c in parcel post stamps to be affixed by the sender. This fee also will be to insure the package against loss to the actual value of the contents not exceeding $50. The sender will get a receipt showing the amount to be collected the amount also appearing on a tag attached to the package. The addressee will receipt for the package on the tag, which will serve as an application for a money order.

  C O D parcels may be accepted for mailing by rural carriers and will be delivered by city and rural carriers and special delivery messengers. Such packages will not be mailable either to the Philippines or to the Canal zone.

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  Miss Nora Stotler, daughter of Ad Stotler, and Lawrence Batt, son of T R Batt, were shot Saturday by Ed Poffinberger, of Frederick county Va. The father, daughter and young men were on a fishing trip across Cacapon creek in Hampshire county. Batt and the young woman decided to wade across the creek, and it is said that Poffinberger announced that he would hunt squirrels, and he left his fishing tackle and started out with his shot gun.

  The couple were crossing the stream, Poffinberger, it is alleged, opened fire on them. Both Batt and the girl were injured. The girl fell, some 23 shot entered her hip and leg. Batt was able to rescue her, notwithstanding some 14 shot penetrated his body. The young woman is in critical condition. Jealousy is said to be the cause of the shooting.

28 AUGUST 2002