MARCH 29, 1912

Barger Parolled Last Saturday

Governor Glasscock extended executive clemency to one applicant, a life termer,and refused clemency to three. J P Barger, convicted of murder committed in Mineral County; sentenced April 28, 1904, to life imprisonment, which sentence was later commuted to 18 years imprisonment; paroled on account of having contacted an infectious disease.
Barger shot and killed Charles Adams, of Keyser, at Barnum, and was tried in the Mineral County Court.

Fiduciary Notice

As Commissioners of Accounts I have in my hands for settlement the accounts of the following fiduciaries:
Martin A Walsh, Executor of the estate of Mathias Walsh, dec’d
Chas N Finnell Adm’r ct a of the estate of Frederick Ellifritz, dec’d
W T Dixon and Chas N Finell, Executors of the estate of J Frank Dixon, dec’d
Harry G Fisher, Executor of the estate of Theodore W Smith dec’d
Annie Paris, Committee for W R Paris
Howard C Dixon, Adm’r of the estate of S G Dixon, dec’d
Harry G Fisher, Adm’r c t a of the estate of john O’Leary, dec’d
C C Seymour, Executor of the estate of Margaret McNeill. Dec’d
Given undermy hand this 21st day of March 1912 R A WELCH
In one and two equal annual payments with interest on the deferred payments; the purchaser to give his note, or notes, with approved personal security and the legal title to the property to be retained until all of the purchase money has been paid.
William MacDonald
Taylor Morrison
Special Commissioners
I J V bell, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mineral county W Va do hereby certify that William MacDonald and Taylor Morrison, special commissioners, have entered into bond before me with approved security in the amount required by said decree of sale.
J V bell, Clerk if Cir Crt Mineral Co Wva

Special Commissioners Sale

Valuable Farm and Fruit Lands
In Frankfort District, Mineral County, West Virginia
We, the undersigned special commissioners, or either of us,acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in us by a certain decree of sale, made and entered by the Circuit Court of Mineral County, West Virginia, on the first day of February, 1912, in chancery cause therein pending, wherein William Siebert, et al, are plaintiffs, and Henry Laing, et al, are defendants, will on Tuesday the 23rd day of April, 1912 at one o’clock P M or as soon thereafter as possible, at the post office in the town of Ridgely, in said county of Mineral, sell at public auction to the highest responsible bidder the land by said decree directed to be sold, a general description which land is as follows;
No 1—This tract contains by a recent survey, 55 acres, more or less, being the remainder of the land conveyed in a deed of June 6th, 1893, from C W Dailey, special commissioner, to Sarah A House, and William Siebert, which deed is of record in Deed Book Number 16, at pages 181 and 182. A portion of this tract of land is cleared and under fence, and the remainder of it is wood land.
No 2—A tract containing 365 acres, more or less, and being part of the tract of land originally known as the Samuel House. Jr lands, and including a tract of 25 acres conveyed by a deed from Gilmore F Sims, of July 1st 1878, to Sallie House, which deed is of record in Deed Book Number 7, at page 279. This is a very valuable tract of land. It borders on the Potomac River, about 25 acres of it is first class river bottom, and about 20 acres adjoining this bottom land is also first class land, and the remainder of the tract has some timber on it, and is well adapted and located for fruit purposes.
No 3—A tract of 288 acres, more or less. Thos tract is taken from the Samuel House Jr, 530 acre tract of land, and adjoins tract number 2 on the South or Southwest. This tract is also well adapted to fruit purposes and farming.
The commissioners reserve the right to offer these tracts. No 2 and No 3 separately and then to offer them jointly, and sell them in a way they will bring the best price.
No 4 –A tract of 131 acres, more or less, that was conveyed in a deed from C C Seymour and wife—There is some timber on this tract, and the entire tract is well adapted and located for fruit growing.
No 5—A tract of 100 acres, more or less, Furnace lands. A good portion of this land is cleared and under cultivation.
No 6---A tract of 56 acres, being a remainder of a tract of 96 acres, in which 40 acres is now owned by William Herrick.
No 7 –A tract of 40 acres lying on the eastside of Knobley Mountain, and adjoining the original 96 acre tract.
No 8 – A certain tract or parcel of land situate on the southeast side of Knobley mountain, adjoining the Emor Stollcopp Jr survey of 112 acres and the George House tract of 141 acres, and containing 31 ½ acres, more or less.
The foregoing lands are all good farm lands as any in the section in which they are located. There is on some of them considerable small timber. The soil and location of the uplands make them all valuable and desirable as small farms..., and for the raising of fruits, for which land in this section has recently become very valuable. There are in the immediate vicinity of these lands peach and apple orchards now producing a high grade of fruit that are no better located or have better soil than these lands.
The bottom land is equal to any river bottom in the county, and is in good state of cultivation, and would make a splendid truck farm. There is a good county road passing through or along all of these lands. One branch leads to South Cumberland, a distance of from two to three miles by the old Wiley Ford, where there is now a first class iron bridge, and the other branch leads to the city of Cumberland through the town of Ridgely, a distance of between four or five miles. The Cumberland railroad company has a right of way through tracts 1 and 2, and the county of Mineral has a right of way for the county road through some of the other tracts, and these lands will be sold subject to these right of ways.
We have recently had these tracts surveyed and laid down on a plat thereof, which plat can be seen at the office of William MacDonald, Attorney-at-Law, Keyser, Wva.

Hardy County

Julian Gikeson, of Wheeling, arrived Sunday, and spent a few days with his mother here.
Clyde Friddle, of Capon Bridge, spent several days the past week visiting his friends and relatives.
Dr L W Horton, took his horse to Harrisonburg Va this week where he disposed of it.
Miss Mabel Carr, of Clarksburg, is a guest of Mr and Mrs H S Carr at their home here.
Homan and Tom Scott left last Saturday for Boston, Mass, where they have accepted positions.
The corporation election held last Saturday was very quiet. The mayor and old council were re-elected. W H Shearer was elected recorder.
Miss Nannie Belle Gilkeson, who was attending school in Winchester, was called home last week by the illness of her mother.
Frank Garrett has torn away the old shop, on his property in south Moorefield, and is preparing to erect a dwelling theron.
Jno A Veach, of Burlington, was through this section last week buying wool.
Mrs Jno W Gilkeson, who has been quite sick, we are glad to say, is improving.
Jas Trenter, of Keyser, was here on business this week.
H L Godlove made a short business trip to Cumberland this week.
R M Washington, of Springfield, was a business visitor here last week.
Miss Elizabeth Dailey handsomely entertained a number of her lady friends on yesterday.
Grover Snider was right badly bitten in the face by a horse, at Beans livery stable, this week.
Jas Rudy, of Romney, spent last Saturday night here. Mr Rudy says his eye is still giving him trouble.
J W Evans, of Inkerman was over Tuesday and called in to see us. Mr Evans has been quite sick for about six weeks, but he is slowly improving.
C E Garber and family, of Woodstock, came over this week and Mr Garber is now engaged getting his ice cream factory ready for business. He expects to be running by April 15th. Mr Garber also expects to run a creamery in connection with the other business.
Mrs W S Cunningham and son, who have been spending the winter at Wardensville, came over Tuesday and will spend a few days here before returning to their home in Thomas.
Postmaster Harwood has received word that his father E O Harwood was operated upon in a Richmond hospital last week for his eyes, and that the physicians say his sight will be entirely restored.
Mrs H C Pope, formerly of this place, but now residing at Davis, underwent a serious operation in that city recently, by having an eye removed. She stood the operation well and at last reports was improving.
Tom Wise, of Bean Settlement, was here Tuesday night on his way to Cumberland where he will have an operation performed for a growth on his face and head.
H H Oats has purchased of M M Bean, for $1,200, the old Maupin livery stable and lot in Moorefield. Mr Oats will move his blacksmith shop from the tannery to that place. He expects to make a great many improvements.
Mr Martin Dean, originally of Elk Garden, but for some years working near Richmond, Wva, spent a few days here last week visiting friends.

66th Birthday Anniversary

Mr Addison Martin was tendered a fine reception at his home in Ridgely by his children in honor of his 66th birthday. Those present were; Mr R S Martin, Mr W A Martin, Mr and Mrs J W Martin, Mr and Mrs George W Martin, Laura V Bussard, Mrs C R Runkles, and daughter, Mrs Vandegrift and Mrs Benjamin L Moreland.
Cumberland News of 25

Miss Jessie S McClellan

Miss Jessie S McClellan, daughter of J B McClellan, died yesterday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the home of her grandfather, Levi Baker, at Ridgely Wva. Opposite Cumberland,aged 19 years. Miss McClellan was a member of central Methodist Episcopal Church, South, this city, and was held in high esteem. At one time, she was employed at Footer Dye Works, Besides her father, she is survived by two brothers, Robert and Claude McClellan, and three sisters, Misses Ethel, Sarah, and Thelma McClellan. The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 o’clock from the Central M E Church, south, George Street, with interment in Rose Hill cemetery. Cumb News of 25th.

Farmers have made but little maple sugar so far this season, Usually the season begins in February and ends about Easter, but this season with so many kinks in the weather, the season is not likely to end until some time in June.
Last Call for Easter Bonnets
The ladies of the First M E Church will hold their annual sale of Bonnets, Aprons, etc, in the window of the Thompson Furniture Co, store, on Friday, April 5 and on Saturday , April 6, will sell bread,pies, cakes and other good things to eat.
Easter Day Music

Grace M E Church, South, Sunday, April 7th 1912

Anthem, “Welcome Happy Morning” Brackett
Anthem “Angels Roll the Rock Away” Holden
Quartette “The Magdalene” Warren
Hallelujah! Christ is Risen” Clare
Rejoice! The Lord is Risen” Hall
The pastor Rev M H keen, will preach at both services.

Oldest West Virginian Dies.

Fairmont, Wva, March 24th
Benjamin Gill, the oldest man in West Virginia, dies yesterday at his home in Rymer, near here at the age of 104 years. He was the oldest member of the G A R in the United States. He served in the Civil War as a member of company E, 85th Pennsylvania regiment, Mr Gill was six feet in height and weighed 245 pounds.


Wanted a man with small family to work on farm.
Apply to Mrs Annie Paris
4 miles south of Keyser

Fiduciary Notice

The accounts of the following fiduciaries have been placed with me for settlement:
D O Davis, Sheriff, Committee, Administrator for Isaac P Long, deceased.
Charles L Harvey, Administrator for Michael Wickert
Elizabeth Coch, Administrator for E C Coch
James C Davis, Administrator for John W Cook
F C Patton, administrator of Hawthorne Patton
These accounts will be taken up for settlement upon the adjournment of the April 1912 term of the County Court to Mineral County.
William MacDonald
Commissioner of Accounts


Having to decide to change my occupation, I will offer for sale at public auction, at my residence on Pattersons Creek turnpike, midway between Burlington and Headsville.
Thursday March 28, 1912
My farm consisting of 146 acres. Of this 70 acres in Pattersons Creek bottom, none of which is subject to overflow. 55 acres of this bottomland is dry and in high state of cultivation, over 15000 tile have been laid and the work so thoroughly done that it is a source of real pleasure to cultivate this farm. The main being laid, it will cost but little to tile the remaining 15 acres, 25 are second bottom; splendid wheat and meadow land , and are now under cultivation.|
The farm has on it a good new six room dwelling house, with a cellar under the entire building. A most substantially built barn 48 by 70 feet, 30 feet to the square, with a mow capacity of over 100 tons and bits in the basement for all grain. In addition to these there is a good well at the house and also at the barn.
This is said to be the best farm to the acreage in Mineral County.
Which will be reasonable, will be made known on day of sale.
Sale to begin at 1 o’clock PM
Burlington Wva

You can buy a second hand gas stove cheap. Call at the tribune office.

Petersburg Notes

Thompson Vanmeter was here Wednesday.
Gabriel G Judy, of Branch, was in Petersburg Tuesday.
Frank Simmons, bark and timber inspector for the Union Tanning Co, was here Tuesday.
John Veach, of Burlington, was through this section buying wool the first of this week.
A P Hamstead and sister, Miss Edna, took the H S train here Wednesday morning for a tens day trip to Baltimore and Washington.
Allen Foley, the present efficient superintendent of Grant county’s poor, is being spoken of as a candidate for sheriff. Allen is a clever fellow, and would be a good vote getter.
The little four month old child od Mr and Mrs Jason Harman, Laneville died on Sunday night. The body was brought to Sam Harmans Monday night and interred on Tuesday afternoon at the Carr Burying ground. Rev H Lawson conducted the funeral services.
Revs J E and H H Fout of Dayton O, and George Fout, of Dayton Va, who had been at their homes near Maysville, have been called there on account of the illness of their mother took the train here Monday morning on the way to their homes. Mrs Fout is improving.
A daughter of Frank Weese, who lives a few miles north of town, happened with a serious accident one day last week. She is about ten or twelve years old and was making some tea for her mother. She had the tea in a tin can on which the lid was tight. The can busted and boiling tea was thrown in her face, badly scalding her, especially about the eyes, and physicians fear she will lose her eyesight.
W H Boggs and son, William, of Franklin, spent Wednesday night here at the home of I S Welton.
Clay Harman, who has been working at Laneville, spent a few days here at his fathers, Sam Harmans, the first of the week.
Mrs C L Hedrick, of Upper Tract, and daughter, Mrs Geo A Judy, of this place left Thursday morning for Davis to see Mrs H C Pope who has been seriously sick for several weeks.
Ira Mason was called to his home at Gormania on account of the illness of his mother, Mrs C E Mason. Mr Spangler and wife, of Ridgely, were also called to see Mrs Mason, who we are glad to say is now improving.

Hardy County

Ed Smith is quite ill with pneumonia at his home on branch mountain.
Miss Gertie Cunningham, who has been visiting in Cumberland has returned home.
Ernest Brown, of Washington, came up Sunday on a short visit to relatives in Bean Settlement.
The venerable Dr John P Hyde, well known throughout this section, is very ill in a hospital in Winchester.
Mrs C B Welton very handsomely entertained a number of her friends at her home last Thursday afternoon.
J M Rheuble and family left Tuesday morning for Tippecanoe City, Ohio, where they will make their future home.
Mr Vigar, of Chicago, the L H Co’s special cream separator man and Mr Suck, of Parkersburg, spent several days here the past week with Arthur Cunningham; their block man.
News has been received here of the death of A M Scott at his home in Jacksonville, Fla. Mr Scott married a daughter of Dr Howard Scott, and he will be remembered by our old inhabitants.
Hon M F Poling is right sick at his home, near McNeill.
Atty G W McCauley left Monday for a trip to Washington and other points.
A young daughter of Simon Riggleman’s living east of town was badly scalded yesterday.

Cumberland—Miss Josie Duckworth, aged 26, sister of Elihu Duckworth, a Baltimore and Ohio conductor, residing at Grafton Wva, lost both her arms and was otherwise badly injured by falling under a train of mine cars. She was standing on the siding waiting for a train to pass at the time of the fall.

Harrisonburg Va—Noah Argenbright, 91 years old, who died several days ago helped build Mt Pleasant school house and church 70 years ago.

To the Tax Payers of Mineral County

I desire to say to you that the last session of the legislature law fit, in their wisdom, to change the beginning of the assessment year from the first day of January til April the first. This only gives the assessor seventy days in which to complete the entire assessment of the real and personal property of the county. The assessor under the law is compelled to make one call and no more on each tax payer for the purpose of assessment. After this call has been made and the assessment not completed, it is then the duty of the tax payer to look after the assessor, however, we are going to do our part and ask that the tax payer do his by leaving such information with his family, or others that will enable the assessor to get a correct list of his property if he is absent. It will be nearly impossible for the assessor to make the second trip to anyone if he completes his assessment as prescribed by the law as enacted by the last session of the legislature.
Yours Truly, A H Metcalfe.

For Sale

Pure bred R C B Leghorn Eggs $1.00 per setting (15 eggs) Also, a few Cockerls & Pullets at reasonable prices. Kulps 242, eggs and the best layers on earth. J M Bright and Son.

Teachers Examination

Will be held Thursday and Friday, April 4th and 5th, in room 7, High School Building, Keyser. Richard W Thrush Co. Supt.

Look in J H Markwoods Window Saturday evening. Get something for your Sunday dinner in the way of home made bread, pies, cakes, etc.

Home Made Taffy Sewing Society of Grace M E C, South.

McNeill Chapter, U D C

The McNeill Chapter U D C will meet Saturday afternoon, March 30th 1912, promptly at 3 o’clock at the home of Mrs. B B Cavitt. A full attendance is requested.
Mrs Edwin A Burke, President
Maria Vass Frye, Secretary

Episcopal Church

Service every first and third Sunday in the month at 11 am and 7:30 pm Sunday school at 9:45 am. Services Easter day at 11 am and 7:30 pm.
All are cordially welcome at each service, R E L Strider, Pastor.

Prizes for “Houn Dawgs”

In the dog show at Cumberland last week Pope Jordons two hounds were awarded two prizes. They were entered by Robert Gerstell, of Gerstell. Nobody is kickin these dogs around.
Special Service
A special service will be held in Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Tuesday evening, April 9th, when Bishop Peterkin will preach and administer the right of confirmation. Services at 7:30 pm.
The public is cordially invited to attend this service.

Beaver Run

J B Rogers purchased a three year old colt of I B Whipp, $125.00.
Eld J H Shaffer, of Berlin, Pa, and a neighbor came over recently to prospect for a few horses, and brought a heavy team of blacks of Tobe Stickley, $500.00.
Charley Shoemaker, of Westernport, was down last week and purchased a team of colts of Robt Carskadon, of Keyser.
Ira Orndorff has hired to J B Leatherman, by the month for the summer.
Charles Shoemaker is moving into his new home this week.
Miss Bessie Arnold returned home last week from Va, after the close of her school.
Monday, Mrs Lydia B Arnold fell from the hay mow through a trap door, about 9 feet to the ground, and sustained serious injuries. Besides having a badly sprained ankle with ligaments torn loose and a fractured bone in her heel, she sprained her back and side, which forbid her ease. Dr Wright attended and in a few days put the ankle and heel in plasterparis.
Lowry Staggs has been around touching up our appetites with his maple sugar and syrup. They're awfully good, Lowry, come again.
A O Whipp, E W Bailey, and Robt Ludwick are moving Chas Shoemaker.


I Just received a car load of the famous Studebaker buggies, surreys, runabouts, spring wagons, etc. Call and see them.
I also have some used buggies, surreys, runabouts, spring wagons, road wagons, and harness for sale at a low price.

Pierce News

Miss Mildred Wilson was in Thomas Saturday.
Dr Riley, of Henry, was here first of the week.
Miss Edna Nestor spent Saturday and Sunday with friends in Thomas.
Mr Sam Kinser was here last week.
Mr and Mrs James Wilson were visiting their son, Mr Robert Wilson this week.
Mr F S Tasker was in Thomas Saturday.
George Yeager, who was employed at the B & L store at Pierce, was taken seriously ill Monday. He went home to Elk Garden Tuesday.
Mr Connor, the Supt, is ill at this writing.
Mrs William Myers was calling to Pennsylvania on account of the death of her sister.
Mr Martin, district Supt, was visiting the Pierce school this week.

Miss Marguerite E Dye

Miss Marguerite Emma Dye aged 25 years, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Dye, of Barton, this county, died yesterday at the Western Maryland Hospital from Peritonitis. Besides her parents, she is survived by several brothers and sisters, one brother is being in the service of the United States in the Philippines. Her body was prepared for burial at the Stein undertaking rooms and was sent to Barton for interment. Miss Dye had been employed at Steckman Hotel, North Centre Street, the past five years. She had also been employed at one time at the Allegany Groye Hotel. Cumb News of the 26th.


Mrs John E Broome

Mrs John E Broome, March 26th 1912, at her home in Alaska Wva aged 75 years. Besides her husband she is survived by six sons and four daughters. The children are William and James Broome, of Keyser, Harry and Leslie Broome and Mrs George Routhett, Mrs Joseph Grimes, and Mrs Jacob Malone, Patterson’s Creek, Lewis Broome and Mrs Henry Dohrman, of Alaska. Several grandchildren and great grand child also survive. The funeral took place at three oclock Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church, South, at Frankfort. Rev Mr Yost officiating. Interment in the Frankfort cemetery.


Col Maner Jenkins

Colonel Maner Jenkins, aged 69 years, for twenty one consecutive years grand keeper of records and seal of the Grand Lodge of Knights of Pythias of West Virginia, died at his home in Piedmont Wva, Monday morning, having been in failing health for the past few years. He was a Civil War Veteran and a very prominent citizen. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon.

Elk Garden

Rev Wm J Bernard preached his last sermon before going to conference in the M E Church South, last Sunday evening. His salary was paid up in full. He is an earnest speaker and his sermons show much thought.
Rev Percy Matheny closed up his pastorate last Sunday morning. His salary was paid up in full. He did not go to conference, but will retire from the ministry for a while at least.
He is a good speaker
Mrs Wm Jones is visiting friends at Ridgely this week and Fred Jones, student at the Keyser Preparatory, is enjoying a weeks vacation. He is well pleased with the preparatory.
Miss Nellie Bennear, a nurse in the hospital at Davis, came home last week to see her brother, Estel, who is suffering with a broken leg. She returned last Monday morning.
Miss Mary Abernathy is in Kitzmiller and will remain there a few weeks.
Mr and Mrs F C Patton, were in Piedmont last Tuesday.
Miss Anna Fleming and Anna M Joyce have over fifty pupils in their private school, that is, the aggregate of both rooms.
A supper will be served in Odd Fellows Hall, Saturday evening, March 31st, for the benefit of the U B Church. A cordial invitation is extended to the public..
The Elk Dramatic Club has reorganized and the following officers have been elected:
Wm H Knight, manager: R Marsh Dean: Stage Manager: George R Branner: Treasurer: Bartley Kilroy, property man: They are rehearsing “Joe the Waif” and will produce the play sometime in April.
Died at Kitzmiller Md, Wednesday March 20th 1912, of paralysis, James Seymour Barrick in the seventy first year of his age. He was born at Romney, Hampshire County, in the year 1841, but resided in this vicinity nearly all his life. He was a hard working, highly respected, Christian gentleman. His wife died at Elk Garden about nine years ago. Mr Barricks remains were brought to Elk Garden on Saturday morning on the train, the funeral sermon was preached in the Nethkin Hill church by Rev R C Weidler, of Kitzmiller, and the body was interred in the Nethkin Hill cemetery. The deceased leaves the following persons to mourn his departure: Mrs Kate Knight, of Piedmont, who is his sister, and three half sisters, Mrs Rebecca Yeager, Mrs Elsie Shaffer, and Miss Laura Barrick, of Elk Garden, two brothers, Ben, of Doro, Alabama, and William of near Elk Garden, three daughters, Mrs Blanche Garner, of Kitzmiller, Mrs Bernette Blackburn, of Elk Garden, and Mrs Mary Junkins, of Emoryville; two sons, Gilbert and Guy, of Kitzmiller, and a large number of grandchildren, The Pall Bearers were, Mr Poole, Joseph Owens,, Wm Jones, Mr Murray, Joseph Marvel, and Robert Brown, Funeral Director, W H Kight.

The regular spring millinery openings took place last Saturday at the various stores and, of course, the ladies were out in force. The styles are pretty this spring and our milliners are up-to-date and have the very latest out-they always do, as Keyser is fortunate in being up with any of them along the millinery line. All of the stores have expert trimmers, consequently the Eater display parade of new head gear will be interesting.

List of Letters

Remaining unclaimed in the post office at Keyser W Va week ending March 28th 1912.
Mrs Minnie Riggleman, Angaline Waters, Robt Biser, Walter Brown, Frank Davis, Frank Jones, Arbey Smith, Bud Trunty.


Easter Sunday April 7th
Born to Mr and Mrs Harry Higson last Saturday, a son.
Miss Marie Crook was a visitor to Cumberland Tuesday.
License to marry were granted at Cumberland last Wednesday to James E Nixon, of Cumberland Md, and Caroline Marie Wilson, of Flintstone, Md.
James G Babb, of Glady, was here on business last night. Elkins Inter Mt. Of 23rd.
Have you any kind of job work you want done? That’s what were here for. Don’t forget.
William Earl Hershberger and Ella Viola Fatters, both of Cessna, Pa.
Newton Brown Hinkle and Myrtle Irene Mauck, both of Springfield, Wva.
W A Harvey, of Gormania, was circulating among friends here Wednesday.
Rev. Mr Neel, of Burlington charge, left Monday for conference at Roanoke.
Mrs Jesse Hoover and child, of Cumberland, paid home folks here a visit this week.
Dr Richard Gerstell spent a couple of days at Grafton first of this week.
The B of RT are arranging to have the biggest fair ever held in Keyser. It begins April 10th.
Mr and Mrs Fred Morrison and family of Headsville, spent Sunday with Miss Anna Leary of this place.
Mr Max Kuykendall, who has been in New York for several months, is home. Mrs Kuykendall is remaining there a short while.
Attention is called to the new advertisement of M Korb, of Piedmont, which appears in another column.
Rev Robert N Young, of Maysville, Wva, is in this city for a few days arranging to remove his family to Maysville. Cumb times of 27th.
Rev Mr Parryman, of Waterford, Va, filled the pulpit in the Presbyterian church last Sunday morning and evening and preaching two very able sermons.
Rev Dr Webster, of Hancock, will preach in the Presbyterian church next Sunday, both morning and evening.
Prof Earl Van Dyke, of the Preparatory School, has been spending a few days with home folks in Ohio.
Miss Mary Moore has been spending a few days with friends in Cumberland.
Mr J E Spiker, of Cumberland, spent Sunday here with his family.
Rev and Mrs F H Havener are attending conference at Baltimore this week.
Mrs Boyd Linthicum, who has been quite sick for three weeks is able to be out again.
Miss Bertie Rice has been visiting relatives at Brunswick since first of last week.
The ladies of the U B church will hold a fruit sale at L C McDonalds store on Saturday afternoon and evening.
Wm P Good has been appointed postmaster of Swanton Md.
Married—Oliver Jackson Dayton ND miss Lulu Marie Kiser, were married at the home of the brides father, A V Kiser, a leading farmer of Alaska, a few days ago.
The four year old child of postmaster T L Holland, of Green Spring Wva,, is very ill, suffering with Meningitis. The child is not expected to live.
Miss Dorothy Davis, a little daughter of Mr and Mrs Geo R Davis, celebrated her fourth birthday last Tuesday evening by nicely entertaining a few of her little friends at her home. The little folks had a fine time.
Miss Ada Compton, teacher in the High School, expects to go to Morgantown next week to take a course at the University. During her absence Mrs Lulu West will teach one of the rooms in the public school. Miss Elizabeth Stehley, of Falling Waters, Berkely County, who spent a few days here at the home of her son, Dr F P Stehley, returned home last Friday. Her granddaughter Miss Lois, accompanied her home.
Geo W Everett, formerly of near Purgittsville, but who has been in Iowa for the past two or three years, arrived here last Sunday for a visit to his old home.
Mr and Mrs Jos Stickley, of near Moorefield, came down Wednesday of last week and remained till Monday visiting among their relatives and friends, who were glad to see them.
The Barr house, at the point of the road at Alkire, has been moved across the road by the T M & P railroad company, who are widening the county road at that point. This is one of the old houses of this community and its removal makes quite a difference in the appearance of things around there. The company is getting work on the road along pretty well.
Bark peeling will soon begin.
Mrs J C Sanders and Mrs Geo W Bane paid Cumberland a visit Wednesday.
Mr I M Long went to Baltimore Wednesday after new spring goods. He was accompanied by his little granddaughter, Miss Helene May Leps.
Mr Ludwig and daughter, Miss Ethel, recently from California, who have been visiting relatives here, are spending this week in Cumberland.
Mr and Mrs W R Davis, of Keyser, are the guests of Mr Daviss Brother, Mr Wheeler Davis. Cumb Times of the 28th.
Mrs Tina Taylor, of Romney, Wva spent Monday and Tuesday in Oakland visiting her mother, Mrs Margaret Connell. Oakland Republican 28th.
John D Haydon of Mt Lake Park, will take charge of the Electric Light Plant here next week in place of the late Earl Weltner.
Mr and Mrs Harry G Fisher arrived home first of the week from their trip and report a delightful time. An interesting account of their trip appears in this issue.
D Long and Sons new stock of spring goods are now being placed on display. No prettier line ever came to Keyser, but the ladies must see them to fully appreciate them. Call early
J M Armstrong, a prominent merchant from Alaska, was in town Wednesday on business. Mr Armstrong has been spoken of as a probable candidate for County Commissioner on the Democratic ticket.
We see a good portion of A L Lillers guard wall on the east side of his house is lying in the street. This is quite an advertisement for a man who did the work.
Mrs C F rice and three children, of Brunswick, came up Tuesday of last week and have been visiting relatives about here and at Tunnelton. Mr Rice was up from Tuesday to Sunday.
Raymond McNeill, of McNeill, Hardy County, returned home last Monday after a pleasant visit for a couple of weeks at the home of his Aunt, Mrs E M Pancake.
Rev Mr Milburn and wife, of Buckhannon, spent a few days here last week visiting their daughter who is a teacher in the public school. Mr Milburn filled the pulpit at the M E Church at last Sunday night services very acceptably.
Mrs Earl H Smith, who has been the guest of Senator and Mrs Clearance W Watson in Washington during the past ten days came to Keyser yesterday and will visit her sister.
We had a heavy rain last night.
Miss Minnie Umstot is visiting Mrs A L Liller.
See Thompson furniture Co’s factory line lace curtains.
Thompsons is the place to buy your furniture.
Send us the news, we want everything along the news line but family rows.
Be patient, it will be hot enough after a while.
Revs W E Wolf and keen left Monday evening for Roanoke, Va, to attend conference.
Bayard’s busy merchant, M Tamburini, came down Monday evening on a short business trip.
Miss Ruth Carskadon, of Headsville, spent yesterday among relatives in Keyser.
Miss Mary Louise Hennon, of Deer Park, was a Keyser visitor last Friday.
Miss Emma Carroll, who has been spending some weeks here with her sister, Mrs Luella Johnson, returned to her home at Grafton last Saturday.
Mr J D Gelwicks has been summoned as a juror for the US Court in Martinsburg next week.
Mrs Rev W E Woolf returned home last Saturday from an extended visit to Baltimore, Richmond Va, and other eastern points.
The New Era Circle were pleasantly entertained last Wednesday afternoon by Miss Marguerite Koelz.
Capt, J W Vandiver, of Burlington, and Mr H C Homan, of Antioch, left Monday for conference at Roanoke. Mr Homan returned this morning.
Special Commissioners W M MacDonald and Taylor Morrison are advertising for sale some valuable real estate in the lower end of the County. Sale to take place April 23rd.
Not withstanding the bad weather, the stork occasionally calls around. Born to Mr and Mrs Con O’Leary a fine boy.
A B Lynn and wife have returned to their home in Cumberland after a weeks visit to A L Lillers. Mrs Liller is a niece of Mr Lynn.
Attention is called to the advertisement of W S Davis’s meat shop. Mr Davis succeeded the late Geo E Wells and will keep up the reputation of the establishment., “Nough Said”
Mr E B Creel, of Cumberland, spent Monday here on business.
Mr Harley Roderick spent Sunday with his family. Mr Roderick moved his family to Cumberland.
Miss Augurita Shores who taught a successful term of school the past winter near Frankfort, has closed her school and returned home to spend vacation.
Taft victories appear to be coming along thick and fast. Virginia goes his way. Indiana has been captured by his forces. And New York has been added to his column.
Hon C H Vossler left Monday for Baltimore to lay in his Spring stock for his Maysville store. Charley knows exactly what his customers want and they always get the good things of the market.
County Commissioner J R Bane has been summoned as a U S juror for the term of court to convene at Martinsburg first of next week.
Col Bob Stallings, of Parsons, came down last Friday evening and spent a day or two with his mother and other relatives and Incidentally was looking after his judicial campaign.
The first wreck on the T M & P railroad, near Urices, has been cleared up all right and the road is being used again. The engine escaped with very little damage.
Miss Emily Hall, a student at the University at Morgantown the past winter, came home last week.
Miss Hattie Ciffroth returned home Tuesday night from a weeks visit at Baltimore.
Contractor C W Shelly expects to move his family back to Keyser from McCoole next week. They will occupy the K of P hall apartments.
We want correspondents from every section of the county. We want to make the Tribune a local paper that the people may be proud of. We can only do this by the people helping us to get the news items of interest in their respective communities.
In the change of management in the Tribune Office many mistakes no doubt may occur. Some may fail to get their paper; some who have ordered it discontinued may get a copy and some may go to people who may not care for it longer. In any of these events just drop us a card and the matter will be straightened out.
One of the attractions that created considerable amusement along the millinery opening line last Saturday was a display of trimmed hats in L C McDonalds window, which were marked “sold” to certain parties. It was the source of much fun, but had to be seen to be appreciated.
Col M H Smith, Grand M of Ex., of the K of P attended the funeral of Col Maner Jenkins, at Piedmont, Wednesday, having been appointed by Grand Chancellor Dunbar as one of the representatives of the Grand Lodge. Past G C Geo P Warner, Representative W W Long and a number of other knights from Olive Branch Lodge, also attended the funeral.
Last Friday night Chief of Police F G Davis, assisted by B & O officer Kenny, arrested a man named L G Wadsworth, of Clarksburg. He had raised a check from $6.25 to $167.25 and was making for New York. The police at Clarksburg telephoned chief Davis to look out for him. So the officers captured him on No 12 and landed him in jail. Officer White, of Clarksburg, came on Saturday and took him back to that place to answer the charge.
Mr and Mrs John W Bailey, of near Headsville, arrived here last Saturday night from Louisiana, where they spent the winter with their daughters, Mrs Hayden, at Montpelier, and Mrs J A Thames, at Pine Grove. They left here the 18th of last December and return home looking well and report having had a very pleasant time. They are much pleased with the country and speak of the people as being among the finest they have ever met. Mr and Mrs Bailey are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine ten-pound grandson on Feb 25th at the home of Mr and Mrs Thames. The many friends of Mr and Mrs Bailey join the Tribune in extending them a hearty welcome home.
H G Wilson has bought the Dr West lot on the corner of Main and Cliff streets together with the stables on the opposite side of Cliff street. We understand that he will build a handsome residence in the near future.
I J Spencer, of near Resses Mill, was a business caller in town Monday and paid the Tribune a visit. Mr Spencer is one of the creeks prosperous farmers and now about closing a deal with David Adams for the farm that adjoins his home place.
William Wright, of the Wilkes Barre police force, claims to be the champion egg eater. He ate 64 raw one at one meal, and its said that he will challenge”Hungry Joe” of Bloomsburg, to a contest. “Hungry Joe” has the reputation of devouring three chickens and four loaves of bread at one sitting.
Miss Kate Hoban left today for Westernport Md, where she attend the funeral of her aunt,, Mrs Kate Hoban. “whose death occurred Saturday night in a hospital at Baltimore, following an operation. The news of the death was a shock to the relatives in this city. Parkersburg Sentinel of the 25th.
Jesse Floyd, Cam Arbogasts right hand man at this point for the past three years, went to his home in Mannington last Friday to recuperate. He has not been well for some time, but we hope to see him back at his post soon. Cam and Tippie are holding down the job now and greeting all friends with their usual pleasant manners.
Mr David Long of the firm D Long and Son arrived home last Friday night from a short trip to Baltimore, where he laid in a large line of beautiful spring goods> Mr Long reports things lively in Baltimore and says that they are making big preparations to give the people who assemble there in July to nominate the next president the “time of their life” He says that he saw Scott Sions, who is there under treatment for spinal trouble, and that Scott is in good spirits and slowly improving.
J W Wagoner, who fell from his wagon and broke right leg some weeks ago, is now able. We are glad to say to walk around in his room with crutches. He thinks the limb will be as good as ever.
Mr A L Lillers arm that was broke in the winter has so much improved that he can carry it out of the sling. He says that it is sore yet, but improving gradually.
Look here, ladies, have you seen D Long and Sons new spring goods. If not you don’t know what you have missed. They have a complete line of washable dress goods, a big lot of silks, and a large stock of the latest and prettiest things to be had in eastern markets.
Mrs O N Schoppert and children, of Ridgely, spent from Saturday to Tuesday here at the home of Mr and Mrs W W Long. Mr Schoppert came up and spent Sunday. They will move to Hagerstown next week, where Mr S has been promoted to a higher clerkship. He has been chief clerk at the W Md shops at Ridgely for nine years.

Death of Mrs. Wharton

Mrs Anna Lee Wharton, widow of John J Wharton, died March 23, 1912, at Martinsburg, death following a surgical operation.
Mrs Wharton who was Miss Anna Gordon before her marriage was born and reared in Keyser, Wva. She married John J Wharton, also of Keyser, and no long afterward she and her husband moved to Martinsburg to live, which was eighteen years ago. Her husband who was a popular B & O conductor, died there September 21, 1910. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Fraternal Mystic Circle and the ladies Auxiliary of the Order of Railway Conductors.
Mrs Wharton is survived by three sons, Frank, Hunter and Charles;parents, Mr and Mrs W H Gordon, of Pittsburg; brother, Harry Gordon, of Cumberland; sisters, Miss Nettie Gordon of Pittsburg, and Mrs A W Johnson, of Wheeling; also the mother-in-law Mrs Eliza Wharton, who is a member of the family.

Eggs for Hatching

S C White Leghorn eggs for hatching from show birds, $1.00 for 15.
F W Smith Keyser, Wva

Petersburg Notes

Buckhannon Snyder, of Old Fields, was here Wednesday on business.
Mrs. J N Shobe returned Sunday from a four weeks visit to her home at Burlington.
Miss Margie Boggs left the first of the week for New York City, where she will attend a bible school.
Mrs Ross Shobe, who has been taking treatment at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, came home Sunday.
John Iman, whos lives on Major Breathed’s farm near town, had the misfortune to run a nail through his foot one day last week.
Jacob Judy, who has been in Iowa for seven years, has returned to his home at Seemly. His sister, who has been visiting in that state, came home with him.
Mrs Fred Klencke, of Piedmont, who came here about two weeks ago to visit her mother, Mrs A A Parks, was taken sick the last of last week of typhoid fever. Her husband arrived here Sunday.
Charley Davis and family spent last Thursday night here and left Friday morning for South Fork, where they will visit friends and relatives. For the past year Mr Davis has been managing Dr O H Hoffmans Farm near Baltimore. He expects to locate in Petersburg in the near future.
While crossing Mill Creek near Hiser, Friday evening Abe Seymour, the mail carrier who carries the mail between Petersburg and Masonville, lost the mail pouch off his horse. The stream which was so deep as to be almost past fording, carried it away immediately. It was not recovered until Sunday morning, when Isaac Shobe discovered it lodged on an island near the residence of E D Judy nearly two miles where it was lost. We understand the mail was not destroyed, although it was in the water for several hours.-Press of 21st

Purgittsville Letter

March 25- Rain, rain, mud, mud, the most we know here now.
John H High started for Baltimore today to purchase his spring stock of goods.
Thurman Brown, of Doman, Hardy County, closed a very successful term of school at this place Saturday of last week with an exposition Saturday night. The performances were fine but on account of the inclemency of the weather a moderate crowd was present.
Charley Brown, of Doman, brother of Thurman, was here at the closing of his brother’s school and took part in the exhibition.
James Kelley closed his school at A T High School house Friday last week.
John A Veach, formerly of Burlington, who sold his house and lot and interest in the store to his father, A S Veach, has rented J H Highs farm near here and moved in last week.
John P Parker, near Junction, was a business visitor in this vicinity Friday evening of last week.
Misses Mamie Leatherman and Pearl Elosser, who are teaching school at Romney, visited the formers home folks here from Friday of last week until Sunday.
Rev B W Smith, of Beaver Run, accompanied by E G Ruckman, of this place, spent Tuesday and Wednesday at Bethel Church and Powderlick Flats, where the former has two classes in vocal music.
Frank Davey and son, of Ohio, arrived here first of last week to spend the Summer.
Luther Rogers, of Flats, has his new dwelling house nearing completion.
Dallas Rogers has opened a feed and flour store in String Town, near here, with Esq J W Hartman as clerk.
We are informed that Asa Smith, of near this place, will move to Cumberland soon.
John Miller, the blacksmith of this place, will move to Pansey, Grant County, shortly, where he will follow his trade more extensively.
Sylvester Rinker, who has been on the sick list for some time, is able to walk around the house.