November 28, 1913

23 FEBRUARY 2003


The institute for the teachers in Elk District will be held at Elk Garden, Saturday, December 6, 1913, beginning promptly at 10 o'clock am. All the teachers in the district are expected to attend. Credit will be given for one day taught. Supt. R W Thrush and Mr Dunkle, of the Keyser High School, will be present and take part. A number of the teachers in the district will assist in the exercises. There may be a night session.

Mr John Shaffer, manager of the B&L Store, received the sad message over the phone that his father had died suddenly at his home in Parsons. Mr Shaffer hastened to Parsons last Saturday morning. As far as we could learn his father had been in his usual health

Friday evening, Dec 5, there will be a Literary Day exercise at Elk Garden at the school house at 8:00 o'clock pm. A small admission will be charged.

Emoryville and Hartmonsville schools have had festivals for pictures for schools and library books. The idea is to get pictures with frames. Emoryville has a good set of framed pictures. Oakmont school will hold a festival Saturday evening, November 29, to secure library funds.

Miss Elsie Umstot of Cabin Run, visited the families of R M Dean and D C Arnold the first of this week

Local talent under the auspices of the Red Men will play the "Cuban Spy" in Odd Fellow's Hall, Saturday evening, Nov 29. Rehearsals have been in progress for some time and it promises to be an interesting play. Be sure to go and hear our dramatic talent.

Miss Hannah Mason visited friends at the Empire school this week

Mrs Mary Hotchkiss, of Ridgeley, visited friends here last week

Resolved, That Elk District should have a nine months school term affirmed by L O Taylor and D C Arnold at the Literary last Friday evening, and W Reese Nethken and R Marsh Dean produced the negative arguments. Decision in favor of the affirmative. There will be a boy's debate at the next meeting Friday, November 28.

James Norman was at Pittsburgh and Wheeling last week.



Press of 21st

W C Cochran, of this place, has purchased a farm in three miles of the Northern Central railroad, 27 miles from Baltimore City, in Baltimore county, Maryland, of A M McDonald. The farm contains 183 acres, and the consideration was $8500. Possession will be given March 1, 1914, at which time Mr Cochran will move his family from this place.

Mrs J C Blakemore, of Fairmont, is here visiting friends

BORN, Saturday to Mr and Mrs Harry Welton, of Moorefield, a son

Mrs Susan Smith, of Maysville, widow of the late Sampson Smith, fell down the stairway at her home last Saturday evening and sprained her wrist and fractured her arm.

Mrs T J Grove, who has been ill for some time, is so far recovered as to again be out and is spending the week with friends in town.

Examiner of 20th

J C Turner, of Cootes Store, killed a black bear on the Shenandoah Mountain in Pendleton county, W Va, Wednesday. The bear weighed 300 pounds net and was a magnificent specimen.

BORN, to Mr and Mrs Harry Welton, last week, a son

Dwight Rogers, of Keyser, spent a few days here the past week, visiting friends.

Mr and Mrs Robt VanMeter returned to Moorefield last Thursday evening from their bridal trip and are now at home to their many friends here

Mr and Mrs A R McNeill left Monday morning for Washington to attend the National Apple Show, being held there this week

Coke Funkhouser killed two deer last week, one a three prong buck. We had the pleasure of eating some of this deer and know it was good

A pigeon came to B I Wood's this week, and on its leg is a band with the date "August 11, 1882." This pigeon is perfectly tame and seems to be very well satisfied at its new home

Mr and Mrs J Wm Gilkeson, and H B Gilkeson, of Romney, attended the Griffith-Sprigg wedding in Cumberland last Wednesday

C B Welton, left last Friday for Newport News, to spend a week with Mrs Welton visiting relatives in that city and other points.

Parren Hevner, of Cumberland, spent several days here this week. Mr Hevner is travelling with the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co, of that city.

Mrs T B Cunningham left this week for Washington for a short visit to her sister's, Misses Cary and Ada Bowen.

Mrs Jesse Fisher, who has been visiting relatives at Woodstock and Washington, returned home Tuesday evening

Mr and Mrs B B McMechen, of Glendale, arrived here Monday on a short visit

A telegram was received here last week announcing the death of John Harness, at his home near Chillicothe, Ohio. Mr Harness was the son of the late Edwin Harness and a first cousin of Mrs H L Gamble, of this place

Miss Sophia Sommerville, who has been visiting at Charlottesville, returned to Moorefield last week

North High who has been at Ashland, KY, for some time, is now at home at Purgittsville

J Wm Kuykendall, who visited relatives at Charleston for several weeks, has returned to his home here

Mrs Estelle Virts and daughter, from Keyer, are visiting her parents Mr and Mrs O M See.


Rev D B Arnold stayed all night with his brother in law, E A Ludwick, last Wednesday night. He was returning from a visit to relations on Beaver Run, to his home near Gortner, Md. Miss Otie B Ludwick went home with him for a week's visit.

Mrs J H Endler and daughter, Miss Cora, of Stony River, are visiting her sister, Mrs E A Ludwick

Mr and Mrs Geo W Ward and children, of Maple Wood farm, Claysville, visited her father, S R Duling over Sunday

The Black Diamond Mine houses are lighted by gas. The company tries to have the houses of their employees comfortable

Quite a number of persons has been attending the protracted meeting at Mt Storm

Mt T W S Foley, better known as "Scott", of Mt Storm, was here last week looking after some nursery stock. Every cloud has a silver lining to him.

Mr and Mrs Wilbur Ludwick and his brother, Arnold, of Romney were guests of her father, E A Ludwick, last Sunday

Mr Lewis W Duling, of near Thomas, went on a visit to his fathers, S R Duling, last Sunday

We learn that a Literary Society is to be organized in the Hartmonsville school in the near future. A literary society, properly conducted, has many commendable features.

Miss Cora Endler is visiting her sister, Mrs Geo D Junkins near Emoryville

The Black Diamond Coal Co is building a two story house near the upper "dump". This company gives employment to a good many men.

"Indian Summer" is here. It is the time of year for forest fires. Farmers, be on the lookout. Mr T W Junkins is Game and Fire Warden.


Father McGuigan of Washington, is the guest of his father, Mr John McGuigan, Potomac Island Park

Mr Claue W Greitznerd, Jr, has purchased a double frame tenement dwelling from Dr T A Cross in Westernport, Md

Mr Thomas Luke, of New York, was a tri-town visitor last week

Col. Sam B Harrison was a guest yesterday of friends at Mt Savage

Mr Mart Garvey, formerly Supt. of Davis Coal & Coke Co, at Thomas, left yesterday for Utah to accept a fine mining position.

Mrs Knoblock, widow of James H Knoblock, who was the superintendent of the Armour branch in Piedmont, has opened up a first class hotel on the lake front in Chicago, Ill, and has been meeting with considerable encouragement.

Capt. W E Heskitt is on a business trip to Baltimore

John Bishop, the traveling salesman of the Piedmont Grocery Co on west end of W M R R, is off duty on account of severe case of ivy poisoning. Mr W H Bower is acting as substitute.

Mr Paul H Goshorn, assistant postmaster at Piedmont, returned today from Pittsburg, Pa


As our old correspondent is absent, thought I would send you a few items

B W Smith passed through here Saturday evening enroute to Bethel Church, Hardy county, to hold a series of meetings

Mrs John Copp was visiting her sister, Mrs Charles McGee, last week, at Rada

Elizabeth, the little daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Smith, has been very poorly, by the inconvenience of calling the doctor on phone it was necessary to send a man to Burlington at a late hour Friday night.

Mr Noah Hottinger is on the sick list

Several children in the community have been sick

Mr and Mrs William Payne of Keyser are visiting at Mr Noah Hottingers

The wedding bells have been heard in our midst, some of the boys look sad; don't worry boys more than one girl around

We hope to report a wedding soon, more bells to be heard

Teachers Institute was held at Purgittsville school house Saturday

The pupils at No. 6 school held a box supper Saturday night, several boxes were sold, among them one containing a wild bird which brought 60 cents.

Thursday is Thanksgiving and as there are no services around here. Several people will butcher that day. Sorry to say we have no ministers to preach for us.

Miss Sallie Shumaker made a business trip to Keyser last Tuesday

Hunting, butchering and getting out corn is the order of the day here

Mrs Emily Rinker and daughter Mrs Cora Ruckman and Master Alvin Ruckman visited the home of Geo T Leatherman at Old Fields, Thursday of last week

Mrs Julius Taylor who spent a couple of weeks with her daughters Mrs Lula Stewart and Mrs Gertie Caldwell, of Ohio, has returned home

C E High, Robt Rinker, Chas Anderson and E G Ruckman was hunting on High Knob and River Hill Friday of last week

Mr and Mrs J V Huffman went to Keyser today to look after the former's sister, Mrs Mollie Sharps, who is on the sick list

E G Ruckman went to Keyser today on business

North High who has been in Kentucky and Ohio for some time is visiting home folks here

Nash Purgit was at Romney on business Tuesday of this week

Mr and Mrs Harold Ludwick of Elkins, who has been visiting the latters parents, Mr and Mrs J H High and other relatives here, left for their home Sunday

Rev and Mrs D B Arnold of near Oakland, visited the homes of E G Ruckman and Sylvester Rinker first of last week

Miss Mayme Leatherman, youngest daughter of Rev J M Leatherman and Geo Grove, B&O Express agent at Romney, were married in Washington Wednesday of last week

Harry High, second son of our merchant J H High, and Miss Flora Arnold, youngest daughter of Robert Arnold, went to Cumberland Friday of last week and were married and returned Saturday. The boys here did not forget to serenade them Saturday and Monday nights last.

Albert Leatherman is hauling corn from their Aliber Spring orchard to Moorefield Co Mill, he taken up 125 bushel of shelled corn Tuesday of this week.

By applying on or before December 1, depositors in the postal savings banks may exchange the whole, or part of their deposits, for United States registered or coupon bonds in denominations of $20, $100 or $500, bearing interest from Jan 1, 1914, at a rate of two and one half cents a year, payable semi annually, and redeemable at the pleasure of the United States after one year from the date of the issue, both interest and principal payable twenty years from that date in the United States gold coin, according to a statement issued by the post office department. It is stated that the bond themselves will not be delivered until Feb 1, or later, on account of the time necessary for printing, but that they will draw interest from January 1.


The Waxler School started Monday with Miss Jessie Beckman of Ridgeley, teacher

H H Robinett moved from G W Dawsons place to Mick Twigg's house near the Fountain Thursday

Kelly Williamson moved from Geo Miller's house to the Ritchie Orchard Friday

Mrs O J Faulk was visiting at G T Miller's last Sunday


Nov 19

Mrs O J Faulk was visiting at Geo Millers Wednesday

The Waxler school is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Jessie Beckman of Ridgeley for teacher.

Mrs Nancy Faulk is having her house painted at present

Supt. R W Thrush visited the Waxler school Friday

Nov 23 Mr and Mrs Ike Iser of South Keyser were visiting Mrs Nancy Faulk of this place Sunday

Mr and Mrs John Faulk were visiting Mrs Nancy Faulk last Sunday

L C McDonald was out from Keyser Sunday to look over the Keyser orchard

Miss Elva Adams of Keyser was visiting her mother, Mrs Kate Adams Sunday


Hendricks-Mr A W Windom, cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of this place and Miss Eva Stalnaker, postmistress, both prominent socially, were united in marriage last night about 10:30 pm by Rev Dawson of the M E Church. The ceremony, which was supposed to be a quiet one, was performed at the residence of Mr and Mrs W C Cunningham, but someone "tipped" the band boys and as soon as it was over, rear doors were promptly fastened, and they were serenaded by strains of "Dixie Land" to Il Trovatore. Both were working as usual today, but the bride when seen was too happy to discuss, even the joke played on them.

Morgantown-After an all day search the bodies of John Ward, 50 years old, and his son George, aged 12, were taken from the Monongahela river near Catawba, W Va, last midnight. The authorities scent murder as the bodies bore evidence of rough handling and they were bruised and the clothing torn, indicating a struggle. The pockets of both had been rifled. A negro is known to have followed Ward and his son from the B&O depot to a river bank, where the father and son climbed into a skiff across the river to their home. The officers are making a wide search for the negro. Ward, who was a section foreman on the Buckhannon and Northern Railroad and his son had been on a business trip to Fairmont. They returned to Catawba by train and started for home on the other side of the river. A friend accompanied them get into the skiff. A negro followed the three up the track. This was the last seen of the two alive. The finding of the elder mans hat and the half filled boat told the story of the tragedy. Mrs Ward and two sons and a daughter survive, the oldest child being thirteen years old.

Charleston-After a chase of three days, a posse of 15 residents of Monroe county, succeeded today in killing what is believed to be the largest bear found in W Va for years. The bear, which weighed 300 pounds, was cornered in Remley's Draft, near Burdette Springs. Twelve bullets were fired into its body.

Williamson-Judge Evans, in court here yesterday passed sentence of death of John Henderson, convicted of the murder of Deputy Sheriff Elbert Ditty and Henry Greene, who was tried for murdering Mary Justice. The men will be executed the same day in the Moundsville penitentiary.

Mr Blain W Taylor of Elkins has been appointed delegate from W Va at the National Conservation Congress which meets at Washington DC, Nov 18-20 1913. The congress will be devoted mainly to forestry and water power. State Supt. M P Shawkey made the appointment. Mr Taylor is a member of the present Board of Education, and is in a position to be of great value as a delegate to the Congress. He will accept the appointment.

Catawba-H J Zevely has the contract to furnish the cement on the extension of the Buckhannon and Northern Railroad from Catawba into Fairmont. The cement work will total about 25,000 yards, requiring probably 30,000 barrels of cement, which will be furnished from the works of the Alpha Portland Cement Co at Manheim, Preston county, W Va

Brakeman Harvey Buckley was killed, Conductor Steve Johnson seriously injured and three other members of a train crew badly shaken up when a passenger engine attached to a mail car collided with a cut of freight cars in the Ohio river railroad yards at Parkersburg early Friday morning. Buckley's body was cut into two pieces.

Belington-Col Truman T Elliott, 69 years old, is dead at his home here from heart disease after an illness of several weeks. He was a well known business man and was prominent in the Baptist church and the Masonic order. He served one term as sheriff of Barbour county. He was twice married.

Belington-The town of Junior was visited early Sunday morning by a fire. The post office and a restaurant which join a grocery store were destroyed, but very little damage being done to the grocery store and bowling alley which were in the same building. The owner of the grocery store, Sherman Hymes, was arrested on suspicion shortly after the fire occurred, it being thought he set fire to the buildings. He had insurance on his goods amounting to about twelve or fourteen hundred dollars. The owner of the building L N Viquesney, had only about $700 insurance on it. The total loss was estimated at about $3000.



Capt. John J Chipley and Miss Rachel Miller were quietly married at the home of J H Wilson yesterday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. They were married by the Rev Chas D Gilkeson and only a few relatives of the couple were present. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to those present. Both the bride and groom are well known here where they have a large circle of friends. The Examiner joins the many friends of the couple in wishing them a long and exceedingly happy life.


Married, at the home of the bride, by the Rev Mr McKinley, on November 2, 1913, Mr Geo Rush of Keyser and Miss Pearl Viney of Luke Md



A marriage license was issued in Pittsburg, Pa, to Earl L Combs, of Piedmont, W Va and Josephine Bailey, Bovard.


Married, in Parsons, Nov 8, 1913, Mr Frank Wheeler of Davis and Miss Viola Purgitt of Bayard. They will reside at Thomas



Eliza Jane Reed was born Oct 8, 1823, died Oct 20, 1913, aged 85 years and 12 days. It was her earnest wish to live till her birthday. The infirmities incident to old age had confined her to her bed but a few days when the spark of life went out. In 1882 she married Dr J A Lemon and thus happily ended a courtship begun in her youth. They lived happily together until the Dr's death a few years ago. She was a devoted member of the Presbyterian church. Few women were better known in this whole region of country than deceased familiarly called "Aunt Eliza." She was a type of the old time hospitable lady, whom everybody esteemed and respected. Original in character shrewd judge of human nature, close observer and retentive memory, independent in thought, honest in conviction and plain in speech. She was a woman of great energy and her habit of industry manifested itself almost to the last. Interment on the home burying ground, with a short service by the pastor.


In loving but sad remembrance of our darling baby Walter H Amtower who died 4 years ago today, November 24, 1909.
God called him home;
It was his will,
But in our hearts
We love him still.
His memory is as dear today,
As in the hour he passed away.

Richmond, Va

Robert E Lee, a cousin of Gen. Robert E Lee, who was taken ill Friday, was found dead in bed this morning at his home here. Mr Lee was 63 years of age, His sister, Mrs R S J Peebles, survives him. The body was taken to Alexandria Va, for burial this afternoon. He was related to a number of prominent families throughout the State

Johnstown, Pa

Billy Sunday, in his address last night at the tabernacle, where he is conducting evangelistic services, scored the backsliders. "I've sometimes thought, almost" he said "that it might be a godsend to many community if it could only be swept by typhoid fever, or pneumonia, or scarlet fever just after a good revival, and before the people had a chance to slide back. "I tell you, I never saw a drinking, dancing, card playing Christian who amounted to anything. The dance is quagmire of wreckage, the most stinking institution on earth. It's as rotten as hell."


That the slovenly habits or ill health of the cooks and waiters who serve us in our dining cars, hotels, restaurants and our own homes may be an even greater menace to our health than defective plumbing, is the fact brought out by some interesting investigations made by the Surgeon Cummins if the British Army.
It used to be thought that if our servant's hands and our own, were washed with reasonable frequency were safe, but Dr Cummins shows that even the most scrupulous cleansing will not relieve hands that have been in contact with disease germs from the liability of infecting others. In short, Dr Cummins declares that so long as we live in this world of dirt and microbes our hand can never be really clean.
To prove his contention, Dr Cummins dipped the tip of his forefinger in a liquid containing millions of typhoid bacilli. The finger was next rinsed in an antiseptic solution, then in very cold water and then in water that was almost boiling. After all this cleansing it was washed in a small quantity of sterile water. This water, when analyzed, showed no less than 313 colonies of typhoid bacilli.
Not satisfied with this discouraging proof of the futility of clean hands the doctor proceeded to soak his infected finger tip in pure alcohol. Then he washed it again in sterile water. This time the analysis of the water revealed four colonies of typhoid bacilli.
Another experiment made by Dr Cummins was to rest a typhoid laden finger tip for just an instant on the surface of a bowl of soup. The soup was allowed to stand for 24 hours. When finally analyzed it revealed 40,000 typhoid bacilli to every cubic inch.


The Ladies of the Davis street M E Church will hold a chicken and waffle supper at the Church on the evening of November 21. Everybody invited.


Don't fear that the world will laugh if you pray,
Don't care if it does. Let it have it's way.
Remember the softness and beauty it brings,
When round you enfolding its comforting wings
It carries you out of the dark and the care
To the thoughts of a happier life somewhere.

Don't be afraid if the scoff and they scorn
At the thought of your praying. It leads to the morn
Though a sleep so refreshing, a rest so divine
Like a path in the summer beneath bloom and vine
Ending down in a garden somewhere that doth seem
In a dusk of old magic that drifts through a dream

Don't mind and don't worry, whatever they say
Kneel down or stand up, but stop talking and pray
Don't be a coward to cringe at the world
Of the cynics whose voices in taunting are heard

Wherever men gather; remember how sweet
The peace after prayer, like the rain after heat!
Don't let the world turn your purpose aside
From the prayer that flows in on the tumult and tide

Of strife and of worry, but let it prevail
Over all that may tempt you, attack and assail!
Remembering its gentle and mellowing spirit
When you pray with faith in the One that will hear it.


John F Ridgeley entertained a party of 25 of his friends at a café here of what the host told his friends was to be a raccoon supper. At the conclusion of the feast Mr Ridgeley's guests informed him the coon meat was great. Thereupon the host informed them that it was not raccoon but skunk meat they had been eating. Several of the guests became ill after the truth was divulged.


Jumping from his train on the Berkeley Springs line at Hancock station this morning, Brakeman Earl Jones sprang in front of a passenger train on the B&O and dragged Mrs Alexander Walters, Mrs William Spillman and the latters little girl from certain death. Unconscious of the approach of the train, the women were walking along the track when the flier rounded the curve a short distance away. Spectators on the platform cried out to the women, but their warning was drowned by the rush of the train. Mr Jones reached the women and child before they were struck and gathering the three in his arms, hurled them to a place of safety. The pilot of the engine struck Jones lightly on the back as the train rushed past.


It is significant that many of the high tariff newspapers are admitting that the placing of coal and coke on the free list is causing no apprehension in the coal producing sections. Coal Age a journal of the trade asserts that there need be no fear that the European coal ever will enter the markets of this country. The only possible competition will be the producers of Nova Scotia and British Columbia. The former is limited in output, and is of inferior quality, as Senator C W Watson pointed out in a statement to The Register many months ago. British Columbia coal may find a limited market in the northwest, but it would be used there tariff or no tariff, on account of the comparatively short haul from the mines. W Va coal will not suffer by the placing of coal on the free list. Nobody is better posted on that question than Senator Watson, and he favored free coal, while he represented this state at Washington.


It seems to be difficult for the fashion makers to strike a happy medium. A year or so ago the Pennsylvania railroad company reported the hobble skirts in collision with high heeled shoes were responsible for an alarming increase in railroad accidents, which is, indeed, easy of belief. Now comes the announcement that the hoop skirt is coming in again. Having had several seasons of hobble skirts, those who have charge of such matters, order that the women shall wear something that is as unhobble as possible. Hence the hoop skirt, which if anything is even more unsuitable to the demands of modern life. Another thing that should be moderated is the long and murderous hatpin, which so many women seem to think is necessary. In Budapest, it is said three was so much objection to such hatpins that police solved the problem by confiscating the offending pins and sending the offenders home with hats grasped tightly in their hands. The room in the police station where the trophies are kept is an arsenal of dangerous feminine weapons. It is doubtful whether either men or women want a feminine clothing reduced to a state of severe, uniform common sense, but some tendency in that direction will be welcomed by a large part of the more conservative element in this country with considerable enthusiasm.


The Ladies Guild of Emmanuel Episcopal Church will hold a bazaar and food sale in the window of the Thompson Furniture Co, on Sat, Dec, 6, beginning at 10 am. Among the articles offered for sale will be dressed dolls, hand embroidered towels, aprons, caps, etc. A special feature will be the sale of pictures printed on the new Japanese silk tissue and mounted ready for framing. These make ideal Christmas gifts and the public is most cordially invited to inspect them.


In the District Court of the United States for the
Northern District of West Virginia

In the matter of W H Mitter in Bankruptcy.

To the Creditors of W H Mitter, of Keyser in the county of Mineral, and district aforesaid, a bankrupt.

Notice is hereby given that on the 17 day of Nov, A D, 1913, the said W H Mitter was duly adjudicated bankrupt, and that the first meeting of his creditors will be held at Martinsburg, W Va, in the office of Wilbur H Thomas, on the 29 day of Nov, A D, 1913, at 1 o'clock pm, at which time the said creditors may attend, prove their claims, appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupt and transact such other business as may properly come before said meeting.

Wilbur H Thomas
Referee in Bankruptcy


There are just two things that will keep girls straight at the age when they begin to think of longer dresses and beaux. One is plain clothes and the other is home duties. The girls we see making fools of themselves are almost invariably over-dressed. They wear duds that women of thirty should hesitate about wearing.

A little girl with too many and too costly clothes on her back gets self-conscious and vain and loves admiration-and you grown ups know the next step. A simple, pure hearted girl who has a place in the home, home work and home duties, has her heart there, and no boy can steal it. Even when maturity comes, and a real man comes, and a real affair to her heart comes, will such a girl leave home, and then only after heart rending. But a girl who is at home only at the table and late bed time won't love that home. Work makes things sacred. The child whose home memories are not hallowed by work, who is not needed, and does not feel the need, will not love home. And if she does not love the home of he girlhood, she will love no other. She will go anywhere for anything. Home will mean nothing to such a woman, and if she is respectable, she will only lack the opportunity to be a bad woman, and is good only through circumstances or by the necessity of an ugly face. She will curse any man she marries.

The mothers of this town who are responsible for the girls who gad on the streets should stop and think what they are doing. These girls are no longer children, they are at the impressionable age. Where will you have their impressions come from, from the riff raff of the streets, or from home? It is for the mothers of this town to settle the question.


Mr Samuel Kight is in Ritchie county on business

Miss Florence Githen was at home over Sunday

Mr J V Bell has returned from a visit to Washington

Miss Elsie Wagoner was here over Sunday with her parents

Mr and Mrs Enoch Kight spent Tuesday in Cumberland

Mr W F Leary of Berkeley Springs was in the city Tuesday

Mrs Susan Seymour has returned from a visit to Baltimore

Miss Beulah Fisher has returned from a visit to St Louis Mo

Mr and Mrs Stezel of Martinsburg, are visiting in the city

Mrs Charles Broome has returned from a visit to New York

Mr Maurice Jones and wife of Williamsport were in the city Sunday

Mr and Mrs E M Stottlemyer are visiting in Charlottesville, Va

Capt. and Mrs C F Jordan have returned from a visit to Virginia

Mr and Mrs Brotemarkle of Newburg were visiting here over Sunday

Mr J W Markwood was here the first of the week visiting his daughter

Mr and Mrs W A Liller are at home from Stone, Ky, for Thanksgiving

Mr and Mrs Harold Ludwig are visiting the Rev Mr Ludwig of Elkins

Mr and Mrs J L Frost left early this week for a visit at Uniontown, Pa

Mrs J P Carder of Grafton is visiting her parents Mr and Mrs J G Wolfe

Miss Sallie Wade of Morgantown, is a guest of Miss Katherine Brown Sims

Mr and Mrs D W Wright and daughter have returned from a visit to Virginia

Miss Cora Wood of Shenandoah Virginia is visiting her brother Mr L H Wood

Mr C H Vossler came down from Maysville and spent Sunday with his family

R W Nine and wife H L Arnold and T H Davis are on a motor trip to Baltimore

Mr and Mrs William Jackson have returned from a two months visit at Montana Mines

Mr Joseph Sparks and sister went to their home at Springfield for Thanksgiving

Mrs Sollars of Oakland, has returned to her home after a visit here to Mrs F P Stehley

Mr William Sollars who is studying dentistry in Philadelphia, is at home for Thanksgiving

The most of the B&O shop men here, as well as Baltimore, have been laid off until December

Mrs Leak of Westernport, was in the city this week visiting her daughter, Mrs William Spotts

Mr Charles Montgomery and wife of Horton, were in the city this week as guests of Mr B R Sollars

Mr Victor Smith of South Branch, attended the Cheer Up and Forget it party on Wednesday night

Mrs Jessie Hoover and daughter of Cumberland are visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Walter Lowry

Mr Leroy Boor attended the football game at Parsons Saturday, and spent Sunday with friends at Elkins

Mr and Mrs Samuel Lyons and children of W Va Junction spent Sunday with Mrs Filler of Mozelle street

Atty's Wm C Clayton, Wm MacDonald and F C Reynolds went to Baltimore Monday on legal business

Mr and Mrs L J Powell and daughter, J W Thrush and family, and Harry Stewart at the wheel, made an auto trip to Moorefield Sunday

Miss Ruth Maxwell, of Davis, teacher of domestic science in that town, was in Keyser Wednesday on her way to visit her cousin Miss Lulu Smith of South Branch

Mr M M Smith of Elkins, was in the city Sunday to see his brother, Rev H Clay Smith, who is in the hospital suffering from severe injuries caused by a run away horse

Mr H J Kight of Davis paid his father in law, J M Linthicum a visit the early part of the week, coming here from Swanton, and leaving for his home on Tuesday morning. Mr Kight has purchased a farm about a mile and a half from Swanton and will move there about February 1st.

Mr J M Brown is visiting in Lebanon, Pa

Mr R B Sims was in Cumberland Friday

Miss Mildred Weaver is visiting Miss Ada Gordon

Mr and Mrs S D Blair are visiting their son Earle

Mrs Charles Rice and sons are visiting at Dr Gastons

Mr E M Johnson of Petersburg, was in the city Sunday

Mr Ernest Dawson of Rees Mill was in the city Thursday

Miss Pauline Maxfield spent Sunday here with her parents

Miss Tracy Gaunt of Parsons is visiting Mrs Oscar Cosner

Miss Lena Liller of Douglas, is visiting Miss Katherine Sims

Mrs R J Bell of Chicago, is visiting her son, Dr M R Bell

Miss Beulah Shumaker has returned from a visit on Beaver Run

Miss Cathleen Welton of Petersburg is visiting Miss Irene Davis

Miss Marie Riker spent her Thanksgiving with her brother at Pittsburg

Dr L H Gaston and family were in Moorefield the early part of the week

Misses Emily and Marie Connor of Frostburg is visiting Mrs Truman Frankhouser

Mr Roy Goldsworthy and family of Frostburg, visited relatives here Sunday

Miss Elsie Reese, teacher at Fairmont, was at home at McCoole, for Thanksgiving

Mr R V Mobley is entertaining Mrs Mobley and Miss Mattie Mobley of Rockville Md

Rev and Mrs Riker of Parkersburg spent Tuesday with their daughter Miss Marie Riker

Mrs George L Sincell is entertaining her sister, Miss Josephine Grimes of Pittsburg

Mr James McGreal and grandson of Terra Alta are visiting his daughter, Mrs D F Tahaney

Mrs Elizabeth Newman and Miss Delia Hardy returned Tuesday from a visit to Springfield and Green Spring

The choir and orchestra of the Lutheran church rendered a most beautiful program last evening, inaugurating the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the founding of the church. The program consisted of solos, duets, quartettes, anthems and orchestral selections. The choir was assisted by Mr Loche and Mrs Wells, both of whom rendered special numbers. The attendance of this evening of music was very large.


Sunday School 9:45 am

Morning Worship 11:00 am

The anniversary sermon will be preached by the Rev W C Ney at this service

C E Service 6:45 pm

Evening worship 7:30 pm

An anniversary address will be delivered by the pastor

The public is cordially invited to be present at these services.

H F Baughman, Pastor


The Potomac Valley Poultry Association is holding its annual exhibit of fowls in Friendship Hall this week. The display this year is exceptionally fine and is attracting much attention. As the exhibit does not close until after we go to press, we will be obliged to wait until next week to give the full account, including the premium winners.


On Saturday last the team driven by James Wilson, carrying mail between here and Petersburg, became frightened at an automobile and ran away throwing out the occupants, Rev H Clay Smith, a little girl by name of Utt and the driver. The little girl and driver were thrown out and escaped without serious injury, but Mr Smith became entangled in the rig and was dragged some distance, and was severely injured about the head. He is now in Hoffman hospital, unconscious most of the time, and there seems to be no improvement in his condition, and grave fears are felt, about his recovery.


Miss Lucy Burns, the capitals first militant suffragette, paid a fine of one dollar in police court today for chalking the White House sidewalks with "votes for women."


The laundry which was burned last summer, is being rebuilt. It will be of brick and larger than before. The work is being pushed as rapidly as possible. In order to have it complete and up to date from ten to fifteen thousand dollars will be expanded. The burning of the place was a calamity to the residents of the city and the building of the new one is viewed with much satisfaction.


Because the alleged employment of three non-union men from Pittsburg, about 140 machinists and helpers at the Western Maryland Railway shops, Ridgeley, on strike. The strikers wired the men in the employ of the company in the Hagerstown and Elkins shops to strike in sympathy. The Pittsburg unionists had notified the local union to be on the lookout for the three men. The strikers here state a general strike to include all the company's shops will be called by Saturday if the men are not dismissed. Just now the traffic on the Western Maryland is heavy and lack of motive power has been proving a handicap. The alleged non union men have been at work for several days and trouble had been brewing. It is stated that the company had asked the union to furnish a sufficient complement of men, but because of its inability to do so, non union men had to be taken on.


Seventy dollars in prizes were given at the Corn Show at the Peoples Bank on Saturday evening. A large crowd was present and much enthusiasm shown. The following are prize winners: Best Single Prize $10.00, Guy Miller. Ten Best Yellow Corn $15.00, V F Alkire 1st. Ten Best Yellow Corn $10.00, Violet Baker 2nd. Ten Best Yellow Corn $5.00, R N Carskadon 3rd. Ten Best White Corn $15.00, R R Ludwig 1st. Ten Best White Corn $10.00, C R Long, 2nd. Ten Best White Corn $5.00, Wm Barber, 3rd.

The following is a list of exhibitors: Robert Dayton, W R Kiser, Chas E Kisner, J J Triplet, H G Daniels, R Ludwick, Emily Smith, J H Metrcalf, J C Arnold, J F Burgess, E Armentrout, Bessie Armentrout, Geo T Miller, P Slaughter, J E Groves, Chas Miller, H L Weese, I V Inskeep, A L Thrush, I D Taylor, V F Alkire, Hillary Rogers, Mack Dye, Guy Miller, J G Hanlin, John Biser, Henry Largent, John Shoemaker, Violet Baker, Fred Kuh, Luther Decker, Earl Kemp, Ellis Carnell, B Sheppe, Roy Baker, William Barker, Olive Sheppe, Lorain Carnell, Willie Kemp, Edgar Baker, Myrtle Boseley, C R Long, Fred Boseley, R N Carskadon, Vause Halbritter, John Umstot, Jim Kempher, Blue Willison, F Stagg, H McNeill, Dr F L Baker, F L Baker, Jr, Ward Bros, J B Leatherman, J W Leatherman, J U Taylor, H H Hoffman, Jas E Sheetz, Robert Welch, W A Leatherman, Wm Barber.

The judges were, Geo T Leatherman, J W Vandiver and W A Leatherman


Mr and Mrs Augustus R McNeill, of Old Fields, Hardy county, W Va, were at Washington for several days attending the meeting of the Pomological Society and Eastern Fruit Growers Association. They obtained the assistance of Senator Chilton and Congressman Brown in their efforts to have a change made in the method of carrying the mails in Hardy county, which would save almost 24 hours in the delivery at several points in Hardy county.


I will offer at public sale to the highest bidder, at the residence of James Hollenback on Pattersons Creek, near Reeses Mills, Mineral county, W Va, on Saturday, November 29th, 1913, at 1 pm, the following property, to wit:

100 Bbls ear corn, 75 bus wheat, 6 bus rye, 5 bus buck wheat, 60 bus potatoes, 800 bundles fodder, 3 tons wheat straw, baled, 10 to 12 tons hay, 1 2 horse spring wagon, 1 mowing machine, 1 hay rake, 1 sugar camp outfit, and other items not above mentioned.

At the same time and place the farm of the late E J Taylor dec'd will be offered. This farm contains more than four hundred acres and is desirable for a good home. Terms made known on day of sale.


Articles suitable for Christmas giving may be had at the Novelty Sale to be held by the young ladies of the First M E Church Epworth League, in Thompsons Windows on Main Street, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, Dec 2 and 3rd. Miss Nellie Johnson or Miss Linda Sabin are now ready to receive any of the finished articles.


The middle verse of the Bible is the eighth verse of the 118th Psalm. The 21st verse of the 7th chapter of Ezra contains all the letters of the alphabet except j. The longest verse is the 9th verse of the 8th chapter of Esther. The shortest verse is the 9th verse of the 11th chapter of St John.-Chicago Junction.

A face that a child will run from never pulls very hard toward the church

There is still plenty of room at the top, but there isn't much anywhere else

You can tell how much religion there is in a church by counting the stained glass windows.

The world has been put where it is today by men who tightened their belts and tried to do their best

The Bible makes it plain that the young man who tries to have as much like a bulldog as he can is a fool

No man can know the amazing power that lies dormant in him until God gets complete control of the individuality

Many a preacher daws large pay for preaching that goes away over the heads of the people and yet thinks he is earning his salary

One reason why the ministry of some preachers is as barren as the cursed fig tree is because they never expect God to be within 10 miles of the meeting



The following prices will prevail
Touring car fully equipped $550
Runabout " " $500

PRICE 50C AND $1.00.

Sold by dealers everywhere
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Successor to Meridan Brittania Co
Meridan, Conn


James B Taney-General Manager
William L Brice-Assistant Manager

SHELLY can draw plans all right.
His houses speak for themselves


We can recommend the goods sold by Perry Nursery Co, of Rochester N Y, J M Linthicum, agent, for we have some of them in our own yard, and they are the finest we have ever had.

BOARDING-Two men can secure board in private family. Bath and other conveniences. Centrally located. Apply at this office.

FOR SALE-Shot gun, double barrel, hammerless, Remington. Good condition for $21. Original cost $40.00. Address E, care Tribune

HOUSE FOR SALE-The Wash building on Piedmont street; 16 rooms, in good condition. Desirable for flats or hotel. For further particulars apply at premises.

VIAVI TREATMENT-I will be at the Reynolds Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from one until three o'clock pm.

TAKE NOTICE-All diseases treated and cured by natures methods if you want to exchange sickness for health come and see me. Dr Staggers, Mechano-Therapist, C&P phone call 46K. Residence and Office corner of First and Davis street.

SCHOOL BOOKS-Bought new for this term, 6th grade of school, used about two weeks. Good as new. Will be sold at reduction. To any student entering this grade this will be a bargain.
Elson Literature, Book One
Modern English, Book 2
New World Speller
Hygiene and Sanitation
Complete Arithmetic
Mace's Primary History
Frye's First Geography
Apply at this office

MISS IDA CRAWFORD, AGENT, SPIRELLA CORSET, As advertised in the Ladies Home Journal, Delineator, etc. 127 W Piedmont street-Phone 164-F

WANTED! An apple orchard. Experienced orchard man will buy for cash orchard having several thousand fully or particularly developed trees, the more the better. Must be a bargain. J A RICHEY, 1306 PEOPLES BLDG, PITTBURG, PA

Cold? Yes, it was-But get your winter clothing of D LONG & SON and you will keep warm