KEYSER TRIBUNE
August 29, 1913


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ALASKA

Miss Estella Horn, of Shenandoah Junction spent last week with friends in Alaska

Mr Robert Chaney of Cumberland and Mrs Mollie Clingerman, of Great Capon, visited their parents Mr and Mrs Isaac Chaney over Sunday

Mr and Mrs Edward Ward of Chicago Junction, O, spent last week with relatives in this neighborhood

We notice in the tribune a statement of the amount spent on account of the road fund in Frankfort District the past year, $3,330

Considering the conditions of the roads this summer, one cannot help wondering how all of this money was spent. Why not improve the roads with it?

Mr and Mrs Elwood Wagoner and children, of Springfield, spent from Saturday until Monday with their parents near town

Joseph Runion of Reeses Mill was a visitor in town Sunday

Mr Moses Wilson of Cumberland spent part of last week with his on, J M Wilson at the Frankfort Inn

Miss Louise Hagans who spent several weeks with her sister Mrs Percival Lantz, returned home Saturday

Mrs Edward Cunningham of Cumberland is spending a few days with friends here

Mrs Lulu Carroll and children, South Cumberland, are visiting her mother, Mrs H A Pyles

Misses Gertrude and Anna Keister of Upper Tract, are visiting Miss Mabel Armstrong of this place

Mr Earl Rogers, of Keyser, spent Sunday with friends in Alaska

Mrs L J Grannell and children who have been spending several months here returned to their home at Smithfield Pa, last week

Mrs Danner and children and Miss Lola Montgomery of Brunswick, Md visited relatives here last week

We regret to note the death of one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens, Mr M H Hawkins, who died Sunday afternoon at Five o'clock after a lingering illness of consumption. Mr Hawkins was 67 years old and is survived by a wife and five children, all grown. A more extended obituary will be found in another column of this paper.


BEAVER RUN

Mrs Fannie Steele of Everette Pa, visited relatives here last week

Miss Beulah Shoemaker returned from Hampshire county Saturday where she had been spending a few weeks

Mrs J H Cheshire left Monday to visit relatives near Washington DC

Mrs Jas Whiteman and Mrs Nettie Tutwiler visited relatives on the Run the latter part of last week

Mr John King of Eglon is visiting his sister, Mrs J B Leatherman

Misses Rosa and Ida Martin of Piedmont are spending a few days with friends on the Run

Arthur Whipp returned Monday from a business trip to Frederick, Md

Dan Arnold is suffering from a badly sprained ankle.

Mr Wilbur Ludwick of Hartmonsville, was married at the Beaver Run church Monday, by Rev B W Smith. Congratulations.

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FROM UNCLE JOHN
Lahmansville, Grant county

We came to this place last week and our visit recalls our first visit to this community which occurred about 45 years ago. At that time Joseph McNemar's house was the only building in sight. Looking south and east from here were hundreds of acres of grazing land belonging to Dan McNeill of Old Fields, with but one small "shack" upon it. Now this vast tract of land is cut up into small farms with beautiful residences and large barns upon them and is a prosperous farming community. The beautiful village of Lahmansville a country trading point, is quite a business place of one dozen or more residences with a post office, two general mercantile stores, a feed mill and blacksmith shop, where in addition to general blacksmithing and repairing farm machinery, Jim Hood can repair your steam engine or put a hairspring in your watch. On a knoll near the village is a beautiful cemetery and near this is the beautiful and commodious U B church where the people of the surrounding country meet each Sabbath for worship. Near this village we visited our oldtime and venerable friend, Joseph Keplinger, whom we found, at the age of 91 years, hale and hearty and in full possession of all his faculties, except a dimness of vision. He is yet attending to business and told us that if he could see to do so, he could yet do a fairly good days work on the farm. Last, but not least in importance, we met our old friend "Papa Daniel". Now Pap is a remarkable man, not that he has done so much work, for Papa never did a days work in his life , nevertheless he is and always has been a very busy man. He is now acting mayor of Lahmansville and addition to his official duties he has oversight of the post office, 2 stores, the blacksmith shop, the mill and several of the surrounding farms. Papa served in the Union army throughout the Civil War and one time when the artillery was making a rush to get into position he was thrown from a cassion wagon and the whole battery passed over him, flattening him out like a board. After the battle they gathered him up and pressed him back to shape for burial, when they found life in him and took him to the hospital where he recovered and fought the war through and it is the opinion of many who have talked a great deal with pap, that he had been killed at that time, Lee would never had surrendered. But the most important thing that Pap has ever done was to draw a pension from the Governor for the past 45 years. We had thought to visit Burlington, Push Root, but on second thought have decided to start home in a day or two. By the time this reaches the readers of this paper the air may be more pure on the west side of the Alleghany than here.

Uncle John.


DAWSON

H B Woodcock, Fireman on W M RR was painfully injured Thursday morning at Gerstell Water Station by falling from top of the tender to the ground while taking water

An infant child of Frank Shultz, of McCoole, died Friday and was buried at the Dawson Cemetery Sunday

James Johnson of Cumberland was visiting Robert Gerstell last week

Ben Mellon and wife of Junction were calling on friends here Saturday and Sunday

John Mellon and son Walter were visiting relatives at Junction Saturday and Sunday

Mr and Mrs John Hart of Westernport, were visiting Mr and Mrs J E Hart Sunday

David and Ben Armentrout of Harden, were visiting their brother Baxter Armentrout at the Alms house last week

Mr and Mrs Mack Brant of Johnstown, Pa, were the guests of Mr Henry Shimer last week

Mr and Mrs E Emmert of Rawlings were among friends here Sunday

Albert Bobo and Robert Stultz of Springfield are here among friends for a few days

Mr Otis Metcalf and Harry Dawson, Marsh and Osborn Dayton, attended camp meeting at Burlington Sunday, also quite a number of others from here.

Lucas


ELK GARDEN

Miss Hannah Mason is on an extended visit to friends at Oakland Md

Mrs Priscilla Kinkead of Dodson paid her Elk Garden friends a pleasant visit last Saturday and Sunday

Dr P S Keim left last Tuesday morning for Clarksburg to attend the Grand Lodge of K of P. August 27, 28 and 29th. He is the representative of Elk Lodge, No 44. He will be away a week, thereby taking a much needed rest. Dr Brown of Kitzmiller will be here during Mr Keim's absence.

The K O of P are preparing for a supper September 20th in Odd Fellow's Hall. Mayor Wm H Kight has charge of the supper and R Marsh Dean will arrange for the entertaining feature such as songs, recitations. Etc.

The first of this week it was a pleasant surprise to see Thos W Ashby driving around town in a buggy. He was closely confined to his bed a short time ago.

Rev W W White returned from his vacation Friday and has taken up work with renewed energy

Rev John A Shockey announced an all day meeting at Nethken Hill next Sunday. Aug 31, and it goes without saying that there will be a good attendance and good services

Miss Mabel Hammock a student at Dayton, Va, gave an entertainment in the Hall last Saturday evening. The attendance was not large but those who were present enjoyed the program very much. Rev L C Messick has the entertainment's in charge.

Special services were held in the Catholic Church last Saturday and Sunday and were well attended. Rev O'Hara was in charge

Last Sunday was an ideal day and a number of families attended the all day meeting at Cross

Mr Morgan Bane is the proud possessor of a new automobile and he is making good in running and guiding it

The Board of Education met last Tuesday and fixed the levy for the building fund at eleven cents and the teachers' fund at twenty three cents on the hundred dollars

Miss Florence Kinkead of Dodson was visiting Elk Garden friends last week

No one regrets his inability to attend the Teachers' Institute at Keyser next week more than D C Arnold. His case of blood poisoning was quite severe and it may be another week before it will be safe for him to try to walk. He is still confined to his room.

Mr Geo Stegmaire, wife and four children of Cumberland, have visited friends here for the past three weeks. Mrs Stegmaire was Miss Lizzie Kelly, formerly of Elk Garden. Her many friends here were glad to Geo R Branner and family, Russell Tasker and family, R M Dean and others attended. The Van Myra camp meeting was attended by Howe Keplinger and family, Miss Mary Mason, Messrs Oliver Rogers, Wade Liller, Mrs R M Dean and others.

Rev J W Bedford will preach at the all day meeting on Nethken Hill next Sunday

Monday, September 29 is the day fixed by the Board of Education for the schools to begin in Elk District

Elk Garden and Oakmont engaged at baseball Saturday on the home diamond. Score 5 to 3 in favor of Oakmont

Dr Keim was called at Oakmont last Monday for consultation with Dr Stewart of that place concerning Ott Harris, son of O D Harris. It proved that the boy had a well developed case of appendicitis and he was sent at once to the Western Maryland Hospital

Mrs F C Rollman has been visiting friends in Martinsburg, this state, and also Pennsylvania, for two weeks or more

Prof Baldwin Bane is visiting his father Mr C L Bane

Rev F C Rollman has been in Grant and Pendleton counties the last ten days in the interest of the Star of Hope at Burlington.

Roland.

Bane Bros. Of Elk Garden have just received a new stock of Dry Goods and Notions. They have a large assortment of ladies', Gent's and Children's Shoes of the highest quality, and the prices are right. The are offering Ladies' and Gent's Oxfords and Ladies trimmed hats at greatly reduced prices. See their goods and get their prices.


GRANT COUNTY NEWS

Miss Sallie Hutton, who has been here visiting Mrs Mack Hutton, has returned to her home in Davis

C W Ours of Bridgeport O, spent a few days the first of the week with his father, James Ours at Corner

C W Smith and family, who had been at their farm at Ketterman for the past month, were here over Sunday with Mrs Smith's sister, Mrs H A Alt, on their way home to Keyser

The little daughter of Homer Feaster who lives at the Seymoursville bridge, was badly injured on Monday. Her father was cutting grass and his little girl in some way got under the mowing machine. She had two big gashes cut in her forehead and was bruised considerably about the body.

Mrs C L Hedrick, of Upper Tract, took her little grandson, Edgar Hedrick's little child, to Cumberland Sunday to consult a physician. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs Chas W Shobe, of this place. They returned Wednesday evening the doctor putting the child under treatment for eczema.

We find from the assessor's books the total assessment for 1912 of real estate was $3,640,280; personal property, $1,584,728; corporations assessed by Board of Public Works $859,784. For this year, 1913, the books show real estate, $3,672,038, personal property, $1,733,323; Board of Public Works, $864,051.

Mrs Ketterman of Cumberland arrived here a few days ago to see her son, Ellsworth,, who is sick with typhoid fever at the home of his brother, Gilbert.

Harness Stingley, at one time a resident of this place and well known to our older citizens, died at his home at Manhattan, Kansas.

Mrs Joseph Waggoner, of Upper Tract, took the train here Sunday morning enroute to Alaska to visit friends and relatives. Mr Waggoner brought her to this place.


HARDY COUNTY NEWS

I V Seymour has accepted a position at McNeill.

Miss Glenora Crawford of Romney arrived last week and is the guest of Miss Mary Katherine Wilson

Miss Ada Bowden of Washington arrived here Sunday and will spend two weeks with the Do-Easy Camp.

An infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Edgar Wilson died at the home of its parents at Peru

Miss Sue Welton of Williamsport came over first of the week and joined the Do-Easy Camp

Mrs J S Zimmerman and children of Romney are visiting Mr and Mrs J Wm Gilkeson at "The Meadows"

Miss Alice Broll who has been visiting at Baltimore for several months returned home yesterday

Rev J M Wells, of Wilmington NC, arrived yesterday and will spend a short time here with his family

Miss Mary Katherine Wilson entertained a number of her friends very pleasantly at her home near Moorefield Tuesday evening

Mr and Mrs S P Fetzer left last Saturday morning for an extended visit to relatives at Woodstock and other points

V A See who was called here by the illness and death of his mother Ann See, returned for his home in Philadelphia this week

Mrs Ed W McNeill and two children of Morgantown arrived last week and will spend several months at "Mapleton"

Mr and Mrs F C Welton of Cumberland and Miss Alice Cunningham of Flintstone spent several days here last week visiting relatives

Arnott Jordan moved his household goods to Wardensville last week. Mr Jordans family moved there to reside, but will not go over until later

Oce Leatherman, Charley Williams and Jim Vanmeter left Monday morning for Dayton, Ohio, where they go to attend a horse show

J Wm Gilkeson and daughter Miss Damie and Edwin Gilkeson returned last week from an auto trip to Staunton, Va, and other points

The house and about 3 acres of land belonging to H O Bancord was sold at public auction last Saturday to Page Welton for $1300

Miss Katherine Fetzer who spent several weeks in Philadelphia has returned to their home here to spend the balance of her vacation

Jas Rudy has been appointed postmaster at Rio. Mr Rudy's many friends will be glad to hear of his appointment to this position.

Cleland Bierkamp has purchased of Miss Sallie Chambers, her house and lot on Franklin street. This is a good property and will make Mr Bierkamp a nice home.

Miss Ruth Miller who has been quite ill with typhoid fever at her home in the Flats, we are glad to say is much improved. Miss Mary Williams, who has been nursing her has returned to her home.

Complimentary to their visitors Mrs Zimmerman and Miss Gilkeson, Misses Martha and Damie Gilkeson entertained a number of their friends yesterday. An elegant dinner was among the pleasures of the delightful day

We regret very much that this bond issue was defeated in the two districts but we are glad to know that Moorefield district showed up so well. We understand the Board of Education of Moorefield district will call an election in the week or so, on the question of erecting their own high school.


HARTMONSVILLE

Mr W E North of New Mexico at one time a resident of Hartmonsville, is on a visit to friends here

Rev Mr Clark of Davis preached an interesting sermon in Blake Chapel Monday night

Mr D V Junkins of Emoryville was a business visitor to Piedmont last Saturday

Mr H E Burgess and son, Malon, of Claysville were here on a pleasure drive last Sunday. He is in the mercantile business, and says business is good

Mr Morgan Bane of Sulphur has purchased an auto and often comes over on a pleasure run

Messrs Chas Barb and Jesse Hanlin, went to Keyser on business and says business is good

Mr Elihu S Riley a lawyer and magazine contributor, of Annapolis, is here taking a vacation and enjoying the beautiful scenery at the Mrs Minnie Duling house

Mr Isaac Shillingburg was in Keyser on business Saturday

Miss Myrtle Carnell, of Mountain Breeze Hotel, Claysville, is visiting Mrs Henry Kitzmiller

Messrs Howard Evans and Ellsworth Fout have leased S R Duling's coal mine and are getting coal out. If people go cold this winter it will be because they fail to patronize home industries

Messrs Wilbur and Arnold Ludwig, of Burlington, came out last Saturday and took Misses Cora Ludwig, Grace and Zennie Duling to campmeeting last Sunday

Mr and Mrs Howard Evans gave a surprise party to their son, Samuel, last Saturday night, Quite a number of his associates and friends were present. A very pleasant time was had by all. Sam could not go home with all of his lady friends that night, so on Sunday he started early to see some of them to plead for conditions of peace.

Lodi


JUNCTION ITEM

Miss Edith Taylor, Mrs J C McFerran and little daughter, Mary Lucille of Cumberland were visiting the Misses Ludwick, returned home Saturday

Mr and Mrs C E Taylor of Philadelphia were visiting friends last Thursday

Miss Effie Smith of Elkins is visiting relatives

Mrs J H Parker returned last Wednesday from Saranac Lake, NY, where she spent the summer

Mr and Mrs Ernest Martin of Cumberland has been visiting relatives the past week

Miss Julia Hill of Shepherdstown was visiting friends Saturday and Sunday

Mr G R Parker was in Baltimore Saturday and Sunday

Miss Della Vink is visiting the Misses Ludwick

Misses Rose and Ida Martin of Piedmont were visiting friends first of the week

Miss Otie Ludwick of Hartmonsville is visiting relatives here

Mr J H Fleming of Dayton, Va, was among friends Saturday and Sunday

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LIMESTONE

Mr J C Kephart made a business trip to the Tannery Tuesday

Mrs M C Carlton and son Homer spent Saturday with Mr Carlton at Barkville who accompanied them home

Mr C H Hood is spending a few days at Bismarck

Mr Raymond Kephart and sister, Miss Esther, left Tuesday for a visit at Parsons. They will be accompanied home by Mrs Ray Kephart and sister, Miss Helen Shrader

Miss Helen Fisher and her grandmother returned Saturday from a visit to Cumberland. Helen's cousin, Miss Thelma Hawk, came back with them

Mr Howard Jackson is visiting at Montana Mines

Mr and Mrs Jordan Devalt were visiting at Moorefield last week

Mr Chas McNemar is home on a visit

Messrs Ray Kephart and Homer Carlton were at Barkville last week painting a hotel and dwelling houses recently constructed by E A Russell at that place

Some of the boys journeyed to Van Myra Camp Sunday, via T M & P. They all report a good time but inform us that the demand of the ladies Sunday night on the return train, for gentlemen's coats, owing to the cold weather, was greater than the supply

Miss Irene Purdy of Keyser spent Sunday at home

Miss Anna Kolkhorst spent Friday and Saturday with Miss Esther Kephart

Mr Henry Parish is building a house on his mountain farm

Mr James Kholer of Mohawninton, Pa, was calling on Mr Kephart and family Monday

Quite a few of our people attended Camp Meeting Sunday

We are glad to see Mr Oliver Smith back on the T M & P.

Miss Ruth Kephart returned home Tuesday after spending a few days with her cousin, Miss Nyta Shaffer of Keyser

Mr James Dunithan killed a large copper snake this week, measuring nearly 3 feet

Mrs Anna Purdy and daughter, Miss Frances of Baltimore were visiting Mr Richard Purdy and family last week

Mr Cam Arbogast reports a bumper crop of potatoes on his farm this fall

We expect too see a large crowd at the "Owl Picnic" Monday. Barkville is coming to the front.


PERSONALS

Miss Grace Bane left for Baltimore Monday

W F Evans has returned from a vacation at Atlantic City

Mr and Mrs D P Osborne are visiting in Cumberland

Mrs J L Frost was in Cumberland one day this week

Miss Esther Caldwell attended Van Myra camp last Sunday

Mrs Vause Alkire and her mother are visiting in Martin

BORN, unto Mr and Mrs Charles E Bright, a daughter

H G Wilson is in the east purchasing goods for his store

Capt. Jas W Parrill was a visitor in Cumberland Monday

Miss Alberta Ott of Elk Garden is visiting Miss Maud Blair

Mrs W A Liller went to Oakland Wednesday for a brief stop

Mr Emmett Beach of Piedmont, was in the city one day this week

Mrs Dwiggire of Martinsburg is visiting friends here this week

Mrs Louise Starns of near Romney is visiting her son, Mr Fred Starns

Mr and Mrs E M Stottlemeyer returned Saturday from Atlantic City

Mr Marshall Batten of Rowlesburg, is visiting his uncle, Mr Marshall Sayre

Misses Bertha and Lillie Wagoner have returned from a trip to Niagara Falls

Miss Julia Grace of Cumberland is the guest of Mr and Mrs C E Ward

Mr T T Stickley of Hampshire county, was on the streets of our city Thursday

Rev Howard Wells of Roanoke Va, is in the city visiting relatives and friends

Mr and Mrs Bowan of Pittsburgh are visiting Mrs Laura Hare on Mozelle street

Mr C D Whiteman of Hampshire county was a business visitor in the city Thursday

Mrs Aronhalt has returned from Gormania where she has been for some time with relatives

Mr Geo Parks has returned to his home at Kirby after a visit to his son, A V Parks

Mr and Mrs Fred Dodd have returned from a visit to Mr Dodd's parents in New Jersey

Miss Elizabeth Bright returned home yesterday from a visit to Rev B W Smith of Beaver Run

Miss Sue M Johnson who has been taking special school work in Morgantown, returned home Monday

Mrs Radcliffe of Richmond Va, with three children are the guests of Miss Clemson at the Davis home

Miss Marie Wilson has returned to her home at Moorefield after a visit to her sister, Mrs D H Huffman

There will be good music at all the sessions of the Institute next week. Mrs Blanche Ruffner Carr of Charleston will have charge

Keyser will be full of a good looking and intelligent body of teachers next week. Let us make their visit to our city pleasant.

Mrs John McMakin and daughters returned Monday from Baltimore. They were accompanied home by Miss Bernice Farrall.

Mrs Geo Payne and Mrs W C Nichols of Frostburg, and Mrs Gertrude Lloyd of Georgia were the guests last Friday of Mrs W H Barger

Mrs Rachel Stevenson and daughter, Miss Mary, and Miss Giffin, Supt. at the Hoffman Hospital, left Tuesday night for Atlantic City

Mr George Loy returned Saturday from a vacation in Pennsylvania in his auto. He was accompanied by his friend G L Bryner of Rowelsburg

Mrs During and daughter have returned to their home at Washington. They were accompanied by Mr and Mrs J C Liller, whose guests they have been

Supt. Thrush asks that all persons in any way interested in the schools of our county feel at liberty to drop into the Institute next week for any or all the sessions

Miss Virgie Duckwell of Berkeley Springs, have been in Romney and Capon Bridge visiting, and this week came to Keyser where she will be the guest of her aunt, Mrs W C Long

U S Marshal, J D George and wife, Mr and Mrs Jess George of Cumberland, Mrs R M Dean of Elk Garden, Mrs Fannie Arnold of Burlington, and Miss Doris Paris, New Creek, are the guests at the home of Jos. C Arnold this week

Mrs Ed Stallings is visiting in Clarksburg

Miss Lizzie Wenner is a Cumberland visitor

Miss Mildred Twigg is visiting in Westernport this week

Dr E V Romig arrived home Sunday from a trip North

Miss Helen Alkire is in Romney visiting among friends

Mrs Isaac Mills went to Pittsburgh Tuesday on a visit

Mrs W C Long was a visitor in Cumberland Saturday last

Miss Della Vink returned this week from a visit to Junction

Rev B W Smith of Beaver Run was in the city Thursday

Mrs A C Rawlings is the guest of Mrs L M Bomberger

Miss Lena Hutson has returned from a visit to Cumberland

Mr Obed Babb of Grant county is in the city on a visit to his sons

Geo P Warner left Sunday on a short business trip to Baltimore

Mr and Mrs L C Wilcox returned Tuesday from a visit to Clarksburg

John W Arnold, who has been in critical condition for some time, is better

Miss Dot Lauck returned home Sunday from a visit to Washington and Baltimore

Miss Kate Sims is visiting friends at Three Churches, Hampshire county

Misses Rebecca and Helen Johnson are visiting Mrs Bashore in Thomas

Mrs S Michaels and daughter, May, have returned home after a summer outing

Mr and Mrs J T Crawford left Monday on an extended trip including Canada

Mr and Mrs Fred Martin of Wheeling, are here this week visiting relatives and friends

Misses Lena and Eva Barger of Cumberland, were the guests of Mrs Grace Wenner over Sunday

Dr and Mrs L L Edgell spent last week with their son, Dr Floy Edgell, of Harpers Ferry

Prof. Stayman has gone to Cleveland to meet his mother, and will accompany her to Easton, Pa

Mr and Mrs David Wilt of Blaine, were here this week in their auto, and took in Van Myra camp last Sunday

Mr E E Giffin of Rowlesburg was in the city over Sunday on his way to New York for his fall goods

Miss Anna Pagenhardt of Westernport, has returned to her home after a visit to Miss Mildred Twigg

Miss Buelah McNemar will present "Long Mary" at the High School auditorium next Thursday evening

State Supt. M P Shawkey will lecture at the Keyser High School auditorium Tuesday evening. Don't fail to hear him.

W W Long and family left on No 55 Tuesday for Clarksburg to attend the meeting of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias

T M Adams and W C Long representatives of Olive Branch Lodge, No 25, are in Clarksburg to attend the annual session of the Grand Lodge

Miss Margaret Sollars of Oakland, who has been spending two weeks with her brother, Wm Sollars, up New Creek, returned home Monday

It will mean much for the school work in our county to have with us a whole week, two such leaders as Supt. Shawkey and Dean Trotter

Chas. Knight, guard from the penitentiary, was here this week and took back with him, Ralston, Lewis and Rexrode, who was sentenced at the late term of court

Mildred Irene, little daughter of Mr and Mrs F E Sheetz, died Saturday morning, aged 2 months. The body was taken to Dawson Sunday for burial

Monday morning on No 3, Capt. Roy Warner of Potomac Council No 17, U R K of P, left for Clarksburg to attend the annual encampment of the Uniformed Rank of the K of P

It is hoped that many who are not school officers will be in attendance at the Teachers Institute next Thursday. This is to be Community Day as well as School Officers Day

Mrs Obed Babb, of Martin, who has been spending some time with her mother, was called home this morning by phone. A son was born last night to her son Ernest and wife and the infant died immediately. Mrs Arch Jordan accompanied Mrs Babb home. F H Babb took them up in his auto Monday morning

Mr Percy Walsh was in Cumberland Tuesday

D T Greenwade was a visitor to Cumberland Monday

Hon. J J Cornwell, of Romney, was in the city Tuesday

Mr and Mrs Ed Smith left Tuesday for a visit in Grant county

Mr J M Linthicum has been up Georges Creek for a week on business

Mr John Johnson is in Clarksburg attending the K of P encampment

Mr and Mrs Ralph Wilson of Mt Savage spent Sunday here with relatives

Little Miss Sue Crist of Luke, was the guest of Mrs Albert Davis, Monday

Mr David Clayton of Cumberland, was here Sunday to see Mr J W Arnold

Mrs J L Robinson and Mrs George Richards were in Cumberland Tuesday

Mrs Robert Masteller and children are on a visit to friends up along the Western Maryland

Miss Rida Stehley of Falling Waters is visiting at the home of her brother, Dr F P Stehley

Miss Fannie Leps has returned from Martinsburg where she has been visiting Mrs H C Brooks

Mrs J L Smith and Miss Sue Winter returned home this week from their visit to Uniontown, Pa

Mr and Mrs J Z Terrell, Mrs D Riley Shull, Mrs Joseph Patchett and Wm Crooks spent Sunday with the campers at Smoky Hole

Mr and Mrs H W Griffith and little daughter arrived home Monday from their visit to Luray, Va, accompanied by Mr Griffith's mother.

Mr H T Gordon accompanied by his niece, Miss Mary Gordon, of Elk Garden, left Tuesday night for Madison C H, Va for a visit to relatives

Rosel Stehley who has been in Uniontown, Pa, this summer, was home for a few hours Sunday accompanied by his friend, Miss Mabel Andrews, of that place

Misses Mary and Artie Gordon of Elk Garden, who visited Keyser friends last week, returned home Saturday. Little Miss Mary Virginia Wolfe accompanied them for a short visit

Mr J G Wolfe, who has been at Dayton, Ohio, for several weeks, came to Grafton and stopped to visit his daughter, and was accompanied home by his wife, who had been visiting there. They returned home on Monday

Among the members of the Uniform Rank visiting the encampment at Clarksburg are: Col. M H Smith, Capt. L R Warner, E M Stallings, T M Adams, Basil Martin, F G Davis, Geo. Smith, W W Long, John Johnston and Fred Hamill.

Rev F C Rollman of Burlington, made us a pleasant call today. He has lately moved there from Elk Garden. For the past two weeks he has been in Grant and Pendleton counties in the interest of the Star of Hope home. He reports the work on the buildings progressing nicely and soon will be ready for dedication.


STATE NEWS

Martinsburg

Attacked by State Senator Gray Silver and driven from his bedroom floor of the senator's home on South Queens street at 4 o'clock this morning, an armed and desperate negro burglar drew a revolver and held Senator Silver at bay until he could dash through a front door and escape in the darkness. The negro gained an entrance through a basement window and was discovered on the stairway by the senators sister, Miss Martha Silver, as the latter was on an errand downstairs for her little niece. Miss Silver's screams awakened Senator Silver and as he sprang upon the negro the latter dropped a big razor he had drawn to menace Miss Silver, and fled to the first floor. The burglar had prepared a window for exit but was cut off from this by Senator Silver's close pursuit, and by drawing a revolver the negro concealed himself in a dark room. While Senator Silver was endeavoring to dodge into the room and grapple with the burglar without exposing himself to the fire from the negro's revolver, the latter ran through a front entrance and escaped. There is no clue to his identity and he failed to secure any booty.

John May, a retired B&O machinist, who lives with his sister, Mrs G H Keedy, on Winchester Ave, Martinsburg, was paralyzed Friday night and his condition is very serious. Owing to his advanced age, 72 years, it is feared that he cannot long survive. Mr May served many years in the Martinsburg B&O shops, but a few years ago he was retired. He is also a Confederate veteran.

Sheriff A J Crickard of Huttonsville district, Randolph county, lost his entire oats crop, which was an unusually large one by the freshet of the fore part of last week. His oats had been cut and bunched and the entire crop was carried off by the swollen waters.

The County Court entered an order on Saturday making a requisition upon the Warden of the State penitentiary at Moundsville for the use of 25 State convicts for building roads in Berkeley county. Several miles of road between Martinsburg and Shepherdstown will be made into a model turnpike.


Berkeley Springs

A report is current in this section that a couple of Italians at work at Kessler's on the construction camp unearthed a kettle containing nearly $2,000. A fellow workman is credited with giving out the report after the two men quit work and left for their native land to live in luxury. Some 16 years ago old Mr Kessler was brutally beaten murdered and his home burned. Another man living with him was also beaten to death. The motive given for the crime was robbery, as it was reputed that Mr Kessler wore a considerable sum of money in a belt. If the story of the find is true it would rather indicate that the old gentlemen had died defending the secret of the hiding place of his treasure, and that his murderer failed to find the booty, unless he had more than he was generally credited with owning.

Morgantown

The position of head of the law school of the West Virginia University has been offered former Governor William W Glasscock, who has asked for time to consider the matter

Charleston-Governor Hatfield has appointed W W Sanders, of Welch, as state librarian. Sanders is a colored man.

Charleston-With a monthly payroll exceeding five million dollars, and employing one hundred and fifty thousand men, 756 concerns in W Va have applied to the Public Service Commission for permission to operate under the provisions of the workmen's compensation law, which will go into effect October 1. 289 of the companies are coal operators. They employ 60,560 men.

Clarksburg-The Hope Gas Co drilled in a monster oil well at Wallace this afternoon. It has been flowing an average of twenty barrels an hour. This is one of the largest wells in the W Va oil field, and it promises to hold out good.

Charleston-J C Dooley a justice of the peace in Fayette county and a leader in the recent organization of the New River miners, is in jail at Fayettesville on a charge on shooting with an intent to kill James Reynolds, a former mine guard on Paint Creek. The shooting took place at Reynold's home. Dooley is said to have fired three shots at Reynolds. All missed him, but two struck Mrs Reynolds, inflicting serious injury.

Weston-George W Straley, a traveling salesman for a Parkersburg house, while riding through the streets of Jane Lew was attacked by heart failure and he fell from his horse dead. He had traveled through this section for many years.

Charles Town-Gov Hatfield has announced the appointment of Earl A Henry, of Clifton, as chief inspector of the W Va department of mines, to succeed John Laing, resigned. The appointment is effective September 1. Henry has been a deputy mine inspector for the past 14 years.


DEATHS

S P FALLON

S P Fallon, an old and respected citizen of Piedmont, died at his residence on Back street Thursday the 21st, from paralysis, having been stricken about 1 o'clock that morning.

F E HUTCHINSON

Mr Fred Hutchinson succumbed to the malady with which he was stricken about a week ago, and passed away Saturday afternoon, aged 61 years. He was for years the Supt. of the Richardson Furniture Co and will be much missed as a business man as well as by his many friends, for he was a man who commanded the respect of all. He leaves a wife and one son and a sister to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held on Tuesday from the Presbyterian church, of which he was an active member conducted by the Rev H O Price. Interment was made in Queens Point cemetery. He was for years the Supt. of the Sunday School.


ACCIDENT AT LUKE

On Monday evening while going to his home at Bloomington, walking on the track, Mr William Moody, aged 79 years, was struck by Western Maryland train No 4 and instantly killed.

 

M H HAWKINS

Morris H Hawkins the subject of this sketch, was born June 2, 1849, near Mt Jackson, Va, and died August 24, 1913, at 5 pm at his home in Frankfort, W Va. He became a member of the U B church at the age of 19 and later joined the M E Church, South, of which he has always been a consistent member. He had kept the faith and fought the fight and was prepared to go, only waiting the master's call to summon him home. His prayers had always been that he might live to see his children all able to take care of themselves. This prayer has been answered, and he had always prayed that they all might live faithful Christian lives and meet him at last over on the shore where there shall be no more weeping or sorrow.
Mr Hawkins had been ill for some time with consumption, but he bore his suffering patiently and often said, " I am ready to go. I wish I could go tonight." He was a devoted husband, an affectionate father and a loyal friend. He always took an active interest in church work, and for many years was Supt. of the Sunday School of the M E church, south. He was also president of the Epworth League. Mr Hawkins is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs C K Welch, McMechen, W Va, Henry H, Red Bank, Pa, Mrs Thos Keyser, Cumberland, Md, Mrs Cleveland Pyles, Patterson Depot, W Va, and Percy at home. Also by several grandchildren. The following brothers survive: Geo W Hawkins, Baltimore Md, John H Hawkins, Cedarville, Ca, and Rhesa Hawkins, Lake View, Ore. The funeral took place Wednesday morning at ten o'clock from the M E church, South, Rev Wilson, the pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev Yost, a former pastor, and Rev Earle, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Interment was in the Frankfort Cemetery/
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.


TOO ENTHUSIASTIC

Daniel Riodan, who came to Cumberland from Hambleton, W Va, last Friday for the purpose of securing oratorical aid for the Progressive party of Tucker county, he said, spend last night at the police station. He raised such a disturbance about Central station yesterday when he missed the Western Maryland train that the ticket agent had to appeal to the police. Riodan, who is legless, was carried to the patrol wagon on the shoulder of Patrolman Himmler. Chief Irvine released him this morning in time to catch the train out of town. In the afternoon, Riodan had been delivering a series of vehement Progressive party lectures about town. In one address he publicly removed his false teeth that he might talk better.-Cum. Times


REUNION AT OAK FARM

  The reunion of the Haln family was held at Oak Farm, near Red House, Sunday, August 10. This being the first time the whole family was together in 15 years. All present spent a very pleasant day in the grove. In the family there are living 8 children, all of whom were in attendance, namely, Mr Wm T Haln, of Hambleton, Mrs Margaret McCamey, Hambleton, Mrs Judson Clutter, Wind Ridge Pa, Mrs Raymond Wiles, Terra Alta, Mr Frank Haln, Rowlesburg, Mrs Eugene Feller, Davis, Mrs E C Weimer, Rowlesburg, Mrs Cyrus Wolfe, Oak Farm. There are also 45 grandchildren and 7 great grand children, Edward, Marie, Hazel, Emma, Aileen and William Haln, of Hambleton, Oscar, Mary, Samuel and John McCamey, Sunburst, NC, Mr and Mrs Brooks Sponage,Horton, Mr and Mrs Richard Rightmire, Martins Ferry, Ohio, Keith, George, Roberta and Darius Wiles, Terra Alta, Minnie and Thelma Haln, Rowlesburg, Thelma, Clutter, Wind Ridge, Pa, Mr and Mrs Wm McDermott and daughter, Emma Ruth, Wind Ridge, Pa, Mr and Mrs Lester Yutzy and daughter, Hasabah, Mt Lake Park, Md, Irene, Dorothy, John, Erma and Edwin Weimer, Rowlesburg, Mr and Mrs B R Haln and sons, Robert and Clifford, Crellin, Md, Queena, Eugene, Toba, Leo and Millard Feller, Davis, Edgar Feller, Keyser, Richard, Virginia, Thelma, Kenneth and Baby Wolfe, Oak Farm. There were also a number of other relatives and friends making in all about 100.


ADMINISTRATORS NOTICE

All persons holding claims against the estate of Elizabeth J Woodworth, deceased, are hereby notified to present the same, properly probated to the undersigned Administrator, all persons knowing themselves to be indebted to the late Elizabeth J Woodworth will please make settlement of their accounts promptly.
Richard Gerstell
Adm'r of the estate of Elizabeth J Woodworth, dec'd


BADLY HURT

D D Congleton of Cumberland was badly mashed but no seriously when an International motor truck left the road near the stone crusher Monday afternoon and went down over a bank. Three men were in the truck and had been out to Park Orchard and were returning. When the chauffeur reached to adjust the spark the machine left the road and upset, catching Congleton pinning him fast. His companions escaped injury.


ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING

At the Sunflower camp on Patterson's Creek, which broke up Saturday. Miss Gertrude Conrad was accidently shot by her mother, who was trying to shoot a bird. Mrs Conrad fell over one of the tent ropes, the gun going off, hitting Mrs Conrad in the leg just above the knee. She was brought to her home here for medical attention. The bullet has not yet been located.


APPOINTED

Governor Hatfield on Saturday last, appointed by his staff, and Keyser was honored by having two of her citizens appointed, Col. George T Carskadon and Col. W E Crooks. This makes the fourth time each of them have held the same position under former governors.


WINCHESTER FAIR
WINCHESTER VA

President Logan R Fay, of the Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Society, reports that the prospects are that the annual fair, which will be held in Winchester September 9 to 12, will be the most successful in the history of the Association. Entries of exhibits are being received in large numbers, and it is probable that by the time the fair opens every foot of space in the exhibition grounds will be engaged. Officials of the Fair Association expect an attendance of 20,000 visitors. Agricultural exhibits will be attracted this year in large numbers because of the arrangements which have been made for lectures on farm methods by experts from the Department of Agriculture, who will attend the Fair Wednesday and Thursday, September 10 to 11, for this purpose. A demonstration will also be given by a domestic scientist who will show the possibilities of cooking and other subjects of household duties. The Winchester Fair is a member of the Pen-Mar Fair and Racing Circuit and has arranged for an elaborate program of racing each afternoon. Other open air attractions will be among the features which will entertain visitors. The B&O and the Cumberland Valley railroads will cooperate with the officials of the Fair in operating satisfactory train service for visitors, who desire to attend. An advertising campaign has been undertaken in the newspapers in the Shenandoah Valley and the railroads have lent their assistance in bringing the Fair to the attention of the public.


SMALL FIRE

A small fire Sunday afternoon called out the department, but the loss was small, being only the old unused coal house in the rear of the M E Church, South. Supposed to have started by children playing with matches.


MAY INSIST

Rumors are circulated to the effect that the enforcement of the "Blue Laws" in Marshall county may be carried to the extreme. It is said that merchants and others, forced to suspend business on Sunday may insist on all business being suspended and endeavor to cause the closing of the steel mills at Benwood, where in some departments where necessary work goes on all day Sunday. No formal appeal in this line, it is said, has so far been made to Prosecutor Parriott, but may be formally made before Saturday. Last Sunday evening Marshall county was closed and no arrests followed through such had been promised should a violation be found. It is understood an unusually close inspection is being made to ascertain of the prosecutor's orders of three weeks ago is obeyed.


RUNAWAY

A two horse team driven by Alva Harris and owned by H L Stallings of Medley, became frightened on Monday afternoon and ran away crossing Mozelle street and crashing into a fence, badly broke up the wagon and threw out the driver fracturing his arm.


GOOD TIME

The excursion to Eliber Springs and Twin Mountain on August 21, over the T M & P RR was well patronized and enjoyed by all. We obtained a few of the names of those who went and were surprised to see from what distances some of the participants came, and we give them below:

Burlington-Helen, Magaline and Jane Sloan, Katherine and Bertie Taylor, Louise and Jack Wilson, Elizabeth and Cornelia Harmison, S M Arnold, Lena and Susan Woodworth, Sallie, Mona, and Bess Wright, Helen Cunningham, R S Stimmell.

Blaine-May Murphy, Robt Carskadon

Chicago-Mrs F P Kinnison and Paul Kinnison

Keyser-Mr and Mrs J D Gelwicks and daughter Pauline

Headsville-Marion and Ruth Carskadon

Clarksburg-Eunice and Elizabeth Stealey, S W Babb

Morgantown-Mrs C M and Edna and Charles Babb

The train was in charge of C H McGahan, with H Castle as engineer


BOY SCOUTS

26 boy scouts, under the care of Rev. R L Merryman, hiked to Burlington on Tuesday morning, where they will camp for several days.


GOT THE WORK

Mr H G Steorts was the successful bidder for the schoolhouses at Oakmont and Gleason.


ENTERPRISE

Our popular drayman C G Scribner went to Baltimore a few days ago to purchase a motor truck for his business, and arrived home Monday with it. He drove it home, leaving there Saturday evening. It weighs two tons and will be a valuable acquisition to his increasing business


REUNION

The Ex-Confederates will hold a reunion on the Van Myra Camp ground on September 4. An address will be made by Hon J J Cornwell. This meeting will be of interest to the old soldiers, and a chance for old friends to meet again.


TAX VALUATION
Charleston

According to figures complied in the office of the state tax commissioner the total valuation of all property in W Va for the year 1913 and subject to taxation is, $1,245,000,000, an increase of, $77,000,000 over 1912. The valuation of personal property is $670,000,000. The public service corporations, $312,000,000. The greatest increase was in Kanawha county, amounting $12,000,000, while Brooke county was the only one to show a decrease.


CARD OF THANKS

We want to thank all those who was so kind to us during the illness and loss of our dear one and for the sympathy and many beautiful flowers.
Mrs F E Hutchinson and Son


HEARD MESSAGE

While in Washington on his way from his vacation, through the kindness of a Senator friend, Rev M H Keene was enable to be present and hear President Wilson read to Congress his message on the Mexican situation.


FISHING PARTY

A party of fisherman went to South Branch last week. Among them were Mr and Mrs Chas Butler of Keyser and Mr and Mrs John Jones, two sons and daughter, Mrs Harvey Boseley and daughter Effie, of Old Fields. They caught more than a hundred fine fish, some weighing 3 ½ and 4 pounds, and 3 eels. They report a pleasant trip.


TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Sunday School at 9:50am

Preaching Service at 11:00 am, Subject of the sermon by the pastor: "Lessons From the Hills"

The congregation will join in Union Service in the evening at 7:30 in Grace M E church, south. The Rev A O Price will preach.

H F Baughman, Pastor


DOANS KIDNEY PILLS
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS
PRICE 50 CENTS
REMEMBER THE NAME DOANS
AND TAKE NO OTHER.

 

CHILDREN CRY FOR FLETCHER'S CASTORIA

 

DAVIS AND ELKINS COLLEGE
FALL TERM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 17

 

THE BON TON
52-54 BALTIMORE STREET

 

$$$ AND BRAINS GET BOTH BY TRAINING YOUR MIND
THE W VA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
SCHOOL OF COMMERCE

 

D LONG & SON
WILL KEEP OPEN EVERY OTHER NIGHT AS USUAL

 

HOTEL STOTLER
MINERAL STREET
NEW BUILDING AND FURNISHINGS
NEAR BOTH DEPOTS
FIRST CLASS SERVICE
UP TO DATE IN EVERY PARTICULAR
RESTAURANT ATTACHED

 

Keyser Tribune--$1.00 a year

 

KEYSER PREPARATORY BRANCH
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
A FIRST CLASS SCHOOL
DEPARTMENTS-
ENGLISH PREP
ENGINEERING PREP
AGRICULTURE
MUSIC
ELOCUTION
COMMERCIAL
A POSITION GUARANTEED COMMERCIAL GRADUATES
EXPENSES AS LOW AS ANY SCHOOL IN WEST VIRGINIA
FALL TERM OPENS SEPTEMBER 10, 1914
WRITE FOR CATALOGUE
JOS. W STAYMAN, PRINC.
KEYSER W VA

 

KICKAPOO WORM KILLER
KICKAPOO INDIAN MEDICINE CO
PHILADELPHIA PA
ST LOUIS, MO

 

D LONG & SON
WILL KEEP OPEN EVERY
OTHER NIGHT AS USUAL
"EVERY CUSTOMER SATISFIED"
WHY SHOULD THEY NOT BE?
FAIR PRICES
FRESH GOODS
ALL NEW
COURTEOUS TREATMENT
PROMPT DELIVERY

 
THE WOOLF MILLING CO
KEYSER W VA
Wish to announce to the public that their mill has been
Entirely rebuilt and fitted with the most modern machinery
And they are now open for business and solicit your patronage.

 
WE HANDLE---PURE SPRING WHEAT FLOUR, WINTER WHEAT, FLOUR, CORN, OATS, ALL KINDS MILL FEED, SALT, HAY, STRAW,
CHICKEN AND STOCK FOODS.
MAIL OR PHONE ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION
CALL AND SEE US---GET OUR PRICES

 

THE FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK OF KEYSER W VA
WE SPECIALIZE ON SAVINGS ACCOUNT AND PAY INTEREST EVERY SIX MONTHS.

 

CHILDREN CRY FOR FLETCHER'S CASTORIA

 

$$$ AND BRAINS GET BOTH BY TRAINING YOUR MIND
THE W VA WESLEYAN COLLEGE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE

 

LET US SUPPLY YOUR DRUG WANTS
AND YOU WILL BE SATISFIED!
ARZA FURBEE, INC
PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST
118 N MAIN STREET

 

R W WALSH
GENERAL INSURANCE
NOTARY PUBLIC
KEYSER W VA

 

LILLER'S LUMBER PARLORS
MINERAL STREET
KEYSER W VA

 
DR KINGS NEW LIFE PILLS
EVERY PILL GUARANTEED
TRY THEM, PRICE 25C
AT ALL DRUG STORES

 

A HOUSEHOLD REMEDY IN AMERICA
FOR 25 YEARS
DR THOMAS' ELECTRIC OIL
FOR CUTS, SPRAINS, BURNS, SCALDS, BRUISES
25 C AND 50 C. AT ALL DRUG STORES

 

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

 

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

 

HORSES FOR SALE-Two good drought horses. A bargain one rarely sees. Price reasonable. Cash required. Apply 135 Mozelle street.

 

W S DAVIS
20 MINERAL STREET
MEAT MARKET
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
HOME RENDERED LARD
ICE CREAM

 

EX-CONFEDERATES REUNION
THUR. SEPT. 4TH, 13
AT VAN MYRA CAMP GROUND
NEAR BURLINGTON W VA
FARE-75 C ROUND TRIP
FROM KEYSER

 

FOOD SALE
The Ladies Aid Society of the United Brethren Church will hold a food sale Saturday August 30.


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