March 27, 1914






We have had some very disagreeable weather this winter, but at this writing we are having very nice weather for the month of March.


Mr J W Markwood went over to Keyser Monday to visit his brother, J H Markwood, who is very ill.


Mr Earl O Rawlings was visiting home folks from Friday until Sunday.


Mrs H L Clause, who has been very ill for some time, is now convalescing.


Mr and Mrs Will Junkins and little daughter, Pauline, Mr and Mrs Floyd Ellifritz and little daughter, Katherine, were visiting at Mr and Mrs J W Rawlings Sunday.


We are very glad to welcome Mr E O Wirgman back to Ridgeville again.


Mr J W Rawlings was visiting home folks Sunday.


Mr Bayard Taylor was visiting his parents from Thursday until Sunday.


Miss Edna Clause has been real sick with a very bad cold, but we are glad to say she is improving.


Mrs Anna McNemar, Mrs J W Rawlings and daughter Miss Maude, were visiting Mrs J W Morrison, of Burlington.


The T M & P RR is progressing very nicely with the new engineer, Victor McFadden.


Mr W E Amtower went to Keyser Monday on a business trip.


Mr E M Amtower was visiting at Mr W E Amtower’s from Friday until Monday.






Mrs John Wilson fell over a chair in the dining room last Sunday and broke her arm just above the wrist. She is advanced in years and is the widow of the late John R Wilson, who was killed in the explosion in No 12 mine.


The ice cream season will open up at the Felix Connor’s Saturday, March 28. Just think of it, all winter we had no ice cream, but now Mrs Matilde Fiorintino, who knows so well how to please the public, will again have charge of the ice cream parlor.


W W Lovell, teacher in the high school at Paw Paw, made a pleasant visit to Elk Garden on last Saturday and Sunday. He was the guest of principal L O Taylor, a schoolmate.


BORN, to Mr and Mrs Charley Liller, March 20, 1914, a daughter.


The public schools of Elk Garden will close next Tuesday. An entertainment will be given in Odd Fellow’s Hall on Monday evening consisting of drills, dialogues and various exercises. The graduating class will occupy the hall Tuesday evening with an appropriate class program.


The Literary last Friday evening consisted of readings, recitations and singing. The serio comic question for debate was Resolved, The old maids are more to be pitied than bachelors. Affirmative, C E Gurd and D C Arnold, Negative, L O Taylor and W W White. Decision two to one in favor of the affirmative.


Rev W W White is attending the annual conference of the M E Church, South, at Baltimore this week.


Wm Middleton, railway postal clerk, was ordered to Charleston first of this week for service. He had been engaged at the Baltimore terminal.


DIED, March 20, 1914, Alonzo Fleming, infant son of Mr and Mrs B J Faller, aged 3 months and one day. He was sick but a short time. The little one gladdened the parents hearts three brief months, but behind the shadow that had crossed their threshold is a Father’s love. Interment in St Peters cemetery in Westernport.


Rev John A Shockey has been holding a successful revival at Dodson, Md, in the new church recently erected there.


Rev L C Messick, whose family has had scarlet fever, expects to be out next Sunday and preach Sunday evening in Elk Garden. His house will be fumigated.


Mr F C Rollman has entered into partnership in the undertaking and embalming business with Mrs Hoban, at Piedmont.


Since the ground hog’s six weeks expired we have had zero weather, snowstorms and all kinds of rough weather. This last installment of frigidness must be on account of a fogy hocus pocus ground hog.




At the beginning of the new year the “Boosters” started out with the determination to make a record year and the following report for the first quarter will show that they have been making good. We think that the “Boosters” have made a showing which would be a credit to many larger leagues and which surpasses that made by many leagues several times as large.


The meetings are always full of life and spirit, and enthusiasm is manifested in every line. The officers are fully alive and good work is being done in each of the departments.


The people of Elk Garden are justly proud of the Boosters League as it is probably the most wide awake league in the county. The report of this league for the three months ending with March is as follows:


Enrollment 80; new members 33; average attendance 50; attendance last Sunday 73; One festival was held Jan 17, 1914 and one entertainment March 14. Total amount of money received by League $40.00. Ribbons in league colors are given to the members. In the campaign for attendance a Junior League pin is given for attendance six consecutive weeks. Many additions have been made to the working equipment and many devices for pushing the work by the indefatigable leader, Mr Clifton Gurd.






Richard Ross, of Vale Summit, was visiting relatives here last week.


Mrs Katie Lease and family, of Rawlings, were visiting relatives here Saturday and Sunday.


Miss Carrie Lease, of Bier, was visiting her aunt, Mrs Jerry Taylor, last week.


Mrs Lena Fortney, of Rockwood, Pa, is spending this week with her parents, Mr and Mrs R S Dayton.


Master Vernon Vanmeter was visiting in Keyser Saturday.


S D Dawson was called to Twenty-First Monday on account of the illness of her daughter-in-law, Mrs Harry Dawson.


I L Vanmeter was in Cumberland on business Monday.


Gladdys  McKenzie is spending this week with friends at Cumberland.


Arvil Dawson, of Keyser, was calling on friends at the Glebe Tuesday.


Cecil Ravenscraft and brother Lester were visiting their grandparents, I L and Hannah Vanmeter, Saturday and Sunday.


It now begins to look as if spring time had come and we say all hail! Welcome, spring, and Good-bye, grim winter, you’ve tarried so long. We are tired of ice and snow. But welcome, sweet spring, with your sunshine so bright, that makes the birds sing and the sweet flowers grow.






There will be a social singing at the church on Sunday, April 4th, at 3:30 pm. Will use Kingdom Songs, S S and preaching a m and at 9:30 and 10:30.


Last fall Cleve Starnes and wife suspended housekeeping for the winter. Mr Starnes went to work on public works and Mrs Starnes (nee Smith) with her children spent the winter on the Run with her parents. Last week Mr Starnes returned and they will soon resume housekeeping in Hampshire county, east of Romney.


Mr Gollady was along the Run Monday with the Larkin supplies. Because of his ill health he had not been on the road since early winter.


B W Smith was about Hoy over Sunday to visit his sister-in-law, Mrs James Smith, who has been poorly with pneumonia and her son who also has pneumonia. Bennie reports much sickness and many deaths down there.


I have heard that Dick Blackburn recently sold his peach orchard on the Ridge to Russells for $2,000. The orchard is of bearing age. The land was formerly part of the Ed Fleming farm.


Yes, Mr Stover did bring around some little sugar cakes and syrup too, but like other good things, they don’t last long. Do it again, please.


David Wolford of Jersey Mountain was up on the run over Sunday. He is a brother in law of Mrs Jim Arnold.


Mr Wade Lease, the new teacher on the run, took charge of the school yesterday morning, will teach one month.


Neighbor, it would be advisable to carry your lead pencil for it’s the season now for petitions, for roads, temperance, etc. Of course you can help somebody grind his axe by giving a turn at the stone.


The council meeting for this spring has been announced for Friday, April 10.


Cracker Davy’s has moved to Dr Wilson’s orchard on New Creek.


Mr Whipp, of Cumberland, a brother  to Mrs A W Bane, has been up for a few weeks on a visit and working some too at his trade. So he hung some wall paper for A W Bane’s, then last week some for Dan Bailey’s and now is putting some paper on for John Bane’s. Also Miss Grace Bane was down at Dan Bailey’s assisting with the good work.






Rev George Burgess preached an interesting sermon to a large crowd here Sunday last.


We are glad to know that every one is getting busy in the interest of the Sunday schools. Sunday school was organized at Antioch and also at Mikes Run.


Prof M Bumphrey and Miss Alma Grayson were calling on friends on Mikes Run one day last week.


Miss Nellie Likins spent Sunday in Antioch.


Mr H E Thrush is doing some carpenter work for M A Leatherman.


Mr and Mrs R W Doll and little son Charles were visiting at J W Doll’s Sunday last.


Mr Seymour Pyles and W P Radabaugh spent Sunday in Antioch among friends.


Miss Eva Mott entertained quite a jolly crowd last Thursday night. The night was spent in playing social games and also Mr Bumphrey furnished some fine music.


The debate at Antioch Saturday night was largely attended, but Antioch got defeated and Mikes Run carried away the prize.


Mr and Mrs Robert Doll entertained quite a crowd one night recently and they had an old time taffy pulling.


Mr T C Ferbee lost a valuable horse a short time ago.


J W Doll and sons lost several fine sheep.


J W Leatherman sold a fine horse last week to Albert Thrush for $200. Also Basker Rotruck sold a fine one for $160.00.


Miss Pearl Ferebee spent Sunday with Miss Leotta Roberts, of Antioch.


Miss Alma Grayson is visiting in Keyser this week.


Mr Tom Blackburn happened to a serious accident Monday by cutting his foot really bad. Dr Wright, of Burlington, was called to dress the wound. He found it necessary to take several stitches in the foot.


W D Rotruck, of Martin, spent Tuesday with his sister, Mrs J W Doll.


Mr Rotruck has sold his farm and he expects to sell his personal property soon at public auction.


Ferebee Bros were up in Grant county Tuesday on business and they brought with them a fine colt to break for Mr Obed Babb, of Cherry Lane.


The weather is fine today and everyone is getting busy.


Long Jack




All Keyser ceased operation Wednesday afternoon from two to four, while Mr J H Markwood, who passed out of this life into another far better, was being carried to his last earthly resting place. No one will miss him more than those with whom he was in relationship. A great man has left us. A man for right in all his dealings. A man highly respected and worshipped by all. The Rev M H Keen had charge of the services, being assisted by all of the ministers of the city. A large gathering from both in and out of the city attended. The honorary pall bearers were Judge F M Reynolds, J C Watson, J V Bell, David Long, Dr C S Hoffman, R G Richardson, H C Homan, Taylor Morrison, T B Frye, Dr Richard Gerstell and Prof J W Stayman. The active pall bearers were F H Babb, H L Arnold, Geo W Bane, R A Welch, W S Davis, A J Keenan and C E Nethken.




Mrs Elizabeth Taylor, wife of William Taylor, a wealthy farmer of the South Branch section, died Tuesday. Mrs Taylor was 93 years old and had been ill several days. William Taylor, her husband, is 101 years. The oldest man in the South Branch Valley, and despite the fact he has passed the cemetery mark enjoys good health. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon with the burial in the family burying ground at South Branch. For years it has been customary for Mr and Mrs Taylor to hold a family reunion on their wedding anniversary, to which numbers of friends were invited from the countryside including Cumberland. The Taylors live on a comfortable homestead in the rich farming belt of the South Branch.




Mrs Martha Ann Bishoff, wife of Geo E Bishoff, died Tuesday evening at her home near Oakland. Mrs Bishoff was born Oct 12, 1846, and moved to Oakland from Hayes where Mr Bishoff was engaged in farming. Her remains will be taken to Hayes for interment. Besides her husband, she is survived by several sons and daughters, among whom are Thos Bishoff, of Hayes, Chas W Bishoff, of Cross, W Va, Wm E Bishoff, in the railway postal service, Mrs Masden Casteel, of Oakland.




It is to be hoped that the entertainment to be given on next Monday night by the students of the High School will be well attended. The only means of supporting the School Library is the patronage given the school in these enterprises. The public should support this entertainment both to encourage the students and to help the Library. Don’t fail to get your ticket for the play at the High School Monday night.




What is expected to be an entertainment of unusual interest will take place next Monday night at the High School Auditorium. On that date the pupils of the high school will give “The King of Tuscaloosa” a musical farce in three acts. In addition to the regular cast a large chorus of smaller children will give some special numbers. The proceeds of this entertainment will be devoted to the School Library Fund. While the evening’s amusement will be well worth the time to anyone who is interested in good natured fun and lively music. It is hoped that all who are interested in the public school library will attend. The play is under the direction of S A McReynolds, brother of Clarence McReynolds, author of the piece.




Since Tuesday, two new advertisements, those of H G Wilson and D Long & Son, and in addition 5 new subscribers have been added to the already long list Tribune. These gentlemen along with the others know results are gained by the Tribune.




As one of our valued contributors was coming down Water street recently he was overtaken by a good-natured and good looking citizen, Mr J T Athey, 484 Water street, who invited him to a seat in his wagon. After some conversation Mr Athey said, “You look like one of those ‘literary fellers’.’ It strikes me, you are Hank!!! Of whom I have read so much.” The stranger was non committal, as Mr Athey continued, “When are you going back to Cumberland? Are you going to do any writing here? Etc. “Very little,” the stranger answered. “Just enough to keep my pen from getting rusty” “And what paper are you going to write for?” After an ominous pause the stranger said, “put me down as a subscriber for that or any other paper you write for,” and drawing his check book he wrote a check for $2.00, payable to Hank. We are going to have it photographed for souvenir purposes. If Hank could only see the stalwart proportions with “youth and beauty” of your contributor he would surely feel complimented as being mistaken for J J Haggerty.




A recital by the students of the Departments of Elocution and Music will be given in the Preparatory Auditorium, Thursday evening, April 2nd at 8:15 pm. As these Departments are acknowledged to be the best in the state, a most enjoyable evening is anticipated.




The McNeill Chapter UDC will meet Saturday afternoon, March 28, 1914, promptly at three o’clock at the home of Mrs W H Barger. A full attendance is requested.  Mrs H A Sliger, President, Maria Vass Frye, Secretary.



Editor Tribune:

After employing two private detectives and two suffragettes who failed to discover the whiskey “ad” in your paper, we bought a microscope to make sure that nothing could escape detection and still, “nothing doin.” In return for time and expense shall we hold the Tribune for the Mineral Daily (or both) accountable for same? It is not fair to “cofussel” the public. Please inform us who is responsible for our loss and let us know where the whiskey ad can be found.

Convivial and Congenial




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

H T Greenwade, Administrator of the estate of Sarah E Greenwade, deceased.

Richard Gerstell, Administrator of the estate of Elizabeth J Woodworth, deceased.

Annie Paris, Committee for W R Paris

C C Seymour, Executor of the estate of Maragret McNeill, deceased.

M A Newman, Administrator of the estate of W B Newman, deceased.

Given under my hand this 25th day of March, 1914.

R A Welch, Com, of Accounts.




Notice is hereby given on February 23, 1900, there was issued to me by the Peoples Bank of Keyser, W Va, certificate No 43 for three shares of the capital stock of said Bank, of the par value of One Hundred Dollars. I have either mislaid or lost this stock certificate, and I now request that if it is in the possession of anyone, they return it to me, or deposit it with the Peoples Bank of Keyser. I am the owner of said certificate of stock and it stands upon the books of said Bank in my name, and that no one is authorized to make a transfer thereof for me and in my stead, and that I shall resist any transfer thereof that is made without my consent. Dated this 24th day of March, 1914.  Z T Kalbaugh



Sunday School, 9:15 am

Morning Worship, 11:00 am

The second sermon of the series on Christian Disciples will be preached, subject, “Entire Surrender.”

C E, 6:45 pm

Evening Worship, 7:30, Subject, “The Master’s Look.”

Everybody is welcome at these services.

H F Baughman, Pastor.




Hon John J Cornwell, of Romney, was here Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mr Markwood.


Mrs R M Frye returned home Wednesday from a short visit to home folks at Romney.


Elvin, little son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Schaffert, fell Wednesday and broke one of his arms just above the wrist.


J W Hinkle and family left this morning for Petersburg, where they will make their home.


C H Bishop, of Cross, was in town Wednesday on his way to Oakland, where he was called by the death of his mother, Mrs Geo E Bishop, who died Tuesday evening at the age of 68 years.


New line rugs, carpets and matting at Wilsons. 9x12 Brussels rugs at $9.98.


J E Oats, of Elk Garden, was here to Mr Markwoods funeral.


Rev M H Keen, pastor of the M E Church, South, left this morning to Baltimore to attend Conference.


Rev H C Smith, who had been at Washington for some time, is in town.


The trusty Oliver, longest service, less repairs, does the work. Frye & Son.


Rev Luke Markwood, of Hokesville, Va, who was called here by the death of his brother, has gone to Baltimore to attend Conference.


Campbell Smith, a barber, has erected a handsome revolving barber pole in front of his place of business on Main street.


Mr and Mrs Oscar N Schoppert and family, of Hagerstown, have been visiting at the residence of Mr L D Harrison, this city. Mr Schoppert was formerly chief clerk at the Ridgeley shops.


Time to start draining low spots on your farm. Frye & Son have terra cotta pipe in all sizes.


Mr F Brooke Whiting, who suffered an attack of appendicitis, is much improved and able to walk about. Cumb News of  27th.


Miss Eva Filler of Petersburg is visiting her mother, Mrs M Filler, Mozelle street.


Dr Glenn Moomau, of Petersburg, spent Tuesday night here with his sister, Mrs W C Long. He had brought a patient, Mr Geo Judy, to a hospital at Cumberland to have a defective eye treated, and came up for the night, leaving for home Wednesday morning.


The prettiest dress goods on display. This spring’s styles and patterns. D Long & Son.


Mr and Mrs Geo S Rees, of Washington, have been here this week, having been called here by the death of Mr Markwood.


Phil McMahon, our popular comedian was a Cumberland visitor.


New line of laces, embroideries and flouncings at special prices at Wilson’s.


The Calendar Coterie met yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs George T Carskadon, and a pleasant meeting was had. The hostess served a tempting lunch.


Mr and Mrs J T Chadwick and W E Fazenbaker, of Cumberland, were here Wednesday attending the funeral of Mr J H Markwood.


Mrs James H Rine remains quite ill.


Mrs L C Millholland, of Cumberland, came up Wednesday to the funeral of Mr Markwood.


Mrs Chas Twigg of Elkins spent last Saturday and Sunday at McCoole with home folks.


Miss Lucy Trask has gone to Petersburg having accepted a position in Atty L J Forman’s office as stenographer.


Mrs Robert Childs of Kingwood visited here Wednesday.


Mr William Murphy, of this city, has secured a patent through D Swift & Co, on a clothes washer.


Choicy and pretty patterned Spring Dress Goods at the lowest prices. I M Long’s store.


Mr M F Jones, who has been in the city for a few days was called to Washington Wednesday.


Mrs Frecie Rizer of Piedmont was the guest of Mrs Bazil Martin Thursday.


Big line new dress goods, silks, ratinas, rice cloth and white goods at Wilson’s.


Chas N Finnell, left Thursday for Clarksburg to attend business matter.


Shoes in all styles. The catchy styles. Lowest prices. I M Long’s store.


A Mr Mellor, of Hagerstown, Md, a district manager of the C&P Telephone Co, was a business visitor Wednesday.


Draper Vaughn, son of Daniel Vaughn, formerly of Oakland, died at his home at Akron, Ohio, last Sunday, of tuberculosis, aged about 25 years. He is survived by his young wife, father and mother, and a number of brothers, who reside in Cleveland, Ohio. The deceased was a student at the Preparatory school here a few years ago.


Miss Tabitha Thompson spent Wednesday night with friends in Piedmont.


Mrs Belle Babb, of Williamsport, is spending a while here with her sisters on her way home. She has been spending some time with relatives at Mt Vernon, Ohio, and returned last week.


George Rine left Monday for New York City by way of Pittsburgh. He went to take medical treatment.


Mr H G Wilson returned on Monday night from Frederick, Md, where Mrs Wilson had been in a hospital for several weeks. She had so far recovered as to be able to return with him and now appears to be on the road to recovery.


D P Taylor, of Medley, W Va, and daughter, Myra, visited here Wednesday. Miss Taylor left Thursday for Shepherdstown, W Va, to attend the Spring term at the Normal.


Mr H C Brown local manager of C & P Telephone Co, of Cumberland, Md, was here on business Wednesday.


Mr G R Dye, of Ridgeville, was here Wednesday attending the funeral of Mr J H Markwood.


Mr and Mrs Ralph Courdry and children of Cumberland were in town this week.


C P Peters fresh 1913 recleaned western garden and farm seeds ready for you. Big stock.


Mrs Ed Stallings, Mrs Basil Martin, Mrs Will Johnston, Mrs J M Wolfe, Mrs Ira Matlick and Mrs Pierce visited Piedmont Temple Tuesday night.



Mr and Mrs J Cowger were in Piedmont Tuesday.


Mr Paul Davis who had been in Gormania for a few weeks was visiting in our town Thursday.


The condition of Mrs Carl Cunningham, who was operated on at the Hoffman hospital was much improved Thursday.


Mrs Tolbert was operated upon at the Western Maryland hospital in Cumberland Wednesday.


Rev R G Hammond, pastor of the U B church of this city, is in receipt of a telegram from his brother-in-law from Indianapolis, Indiana, stating the death of Mrs George H Hammond in that city. Mrs Hammond is a sister-in-law to Rev Hammond here.


W W Woods, cashier of the bank at Thomas, was here today.








Consisting of 2 horses, 3 cows, will soon be fresh, 3 plows, forks, rakes, picks, shovels, crowbars, grindstone, 1 two-horse wagon, 1 two-horse platform spring wagon, 1 buggy, 3 sets of harness, 1 set britching harness, 1 set lead harness, 1 set of spring wagon harness, 1 single buggy harness, 1 two-horse sled, 1 feed box, 2 stacks of hay including household furniture, 1 cook stove, 2 heaters, bedstead, 1 good organ, chairs, etc. This sale takes at 10 o’clock. TERMS will be made known day of sale. J F HAINES, OWNER.



A purchaser for a desirable building lot, well located in McCoole.

Price right to cash buyer. Inquire F & M Bank.



I have for sale a farm of 25 acres on Pattersons Creek, three quarter miles from (Franfork) Alaska, W Va. All creek bottom and under cultivation. Improved by a new five room dwelling, barn and outbuildings. Suitable for truck farm. A bargain for a quick buyer. Only offered for sale for 30 days. For price and full particulars, address, Dr Percival Lantz, Alaska, W Va.



Write me when you have wool for sale.

Prices quoted later and sacks furnished.

David Ruckman, Phillippi, W Va




25 hp Tourist Car $750

25 hp Torpedo Runabout $725

35 hp Touring Car, Self Starter, Electric Lights $1225

Automobiles repaired, Automobile supplies,

Automobiles for hire. Second hand cars for sale.


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Dress Goods, Silks, Ratines, Rice Cloth and White Goods.

Rugs, Carpets and Mattings.






Transients a Specialty

One day or 100 days $1.00 straight







Lives Saved at $1.00 Per Day






Stomachs repaired and life preserved $1.00 per day.