NOVEMBER 29, 1912


  Nov 27, 1912

  Humbird Duckworth, who is working in Cumberland, spent from Sat until Thurs at his home here.

  Charles P Dunn, of Piedmont, is visiting relatives here for a few days.

  Isaac Chaney, M H Hawkins, C W Dowden and M J Kesner left Tues morning for Keyser.

  M R Wilson, of Cumberland, spent part of last week the guest of his son, J M Wilson, of the Frankfort Inn.

  Homer Weakland has returned to his work at Altoona Pa.

  Mrs William Daniels and Mrs Cos Siple spent Sun on Cabin Run.

  Mrs J W Neff, of Springfield, spent from Sat until Mon with friends here.

  J S Harman, of Gassaway, was visiting relatives in this neighborhood, a part of last week.

  Isaac Spencer, of Reese's Mills, was a business visitor in Alaska Tues.

  Harvey and Lossen Adams, of Keyser, spent Sun with friends here.


  Miss Florence Miller of Swanton was the guest of Bertha Walter Sun.

  Miss Minnie Hennen is the guest of friends, Mr and Mrs Joe King of Shook Shop.

  Mrs T H Moser spent several days in Keyser and Cumberland the past week.

  Miss Bertha Walter and Myrtle George spent several days recently the guests of relatives and friends in Keyser.

  Miss Mary Louise Hennen who is attending school in Keyser, spent Sat at her home. -Oakland Democrat of 28th.


  Mrs Margaret Branner has returned from an extended visit to her parents at Grantville, Marion county.

  Principal Willie Cooper, of Elk Garden school, attended the corn exhibit at Keyser last Sat.

  Robert, son of Presley Harris, had a slight attack of appendicitis last week. An operation was not deemed necessary.

  The boys and girls of Elk District are handicapped in the corn contest. The soil may be prepared ever so well, but the season is to short to grow prize corn. Just give our boys and girls a chance on cabbage, potatoes and turnips and you will see the prizes coming to Elk.

  Married at the residence of Mr and Mrs Geo R Branner, Oct 23, 1912, at 6:30 pm by Rev W W White, Wm H Kight and Miss Mae Winning. A few intimate friends were present, and the marriage was kept so quiet that the many friends of both did not know of the event. The bride went to Grantsville, Marion county, W Va, to see her parents and the unsuspicious groom remained here with his mother, Mrs Mary Kight. The bridge returned Mon, Nov 25, and then the secret was out. No wonder our friend William carried such a broad smile all summer for he was engaged in Winning a bride.
  The bride is well known here where he taught school successfully, while the groom is our popular confectioner and undertaker. Showers of congratulations.

  Rev J A Shockey is having a gracious revival at Oakmont. The altar is crowded with seekers every night. The first of this week the number of conversions was about thirty.

  Rev Miss Judy is still conducting services in the M E Church, South. She is making a specialty of Bible Study, thus strengthening the believers and creating anew love for the Old Book.

  Died at Kitzmiller Md, Nov 20, 1912, Jacob Edward Keller, aged 40 years, 5 months and 27 days. The funeral sermon was preached in the Nethken Hill church by Rev J R Cheuvront, of Kitzmiller, assisted by Rev J A Shockey, and the interment was in the cemetery adjoining the church. The deceased was unmarried and lived with his father, w Keller. He formerly lived at Elk Garden. Lon and Lee Keller are his brothers.


  Review (Romney) of 27th

  Miss Susan Long spent Sun in Keyser with relatives.

  Mrs Cook, of Ben Ayon Pa, is visiting relatives at Wappocomo.

  Oliver Messick, of South Branch, was in town a couple of days last week.

  Mrs Tapp of Quincy Ill, arrived here Sun to visit her brother, C D Seaton.

  Miss Willie Parsons, left last week for Duquesne Pa, to visit her sister, Mrs Chas Coleman.

  Mrs Lizzie Ewers Johnson and daughter, Rebecca, of Levels, spent last Fri and Sat in town.

  Mrs Harry Welton of Moorefield, spent last week visiting her mother, Mrs Susan Pancake, near town.

  Mrs John J Cornwell, and Miss Kate Brady attended the funeral of Miss Frank Sayre in Keyser last Sat.

  Mrs Susan Brydon and son, Howard, of Bloomington Md, were guests of relatives here several days last week

  Miss Susan Parsons, of Wappacomo, spent last week in New York. She was accompanied home by Mrs Foster, of Pittsburgh.

  "Lup" Everett returned home last week from Winchester, where he had been in the Memorial Hospital for several weeks.

  Thos Daily of Grafton, Mrs Benj Dailey of Moorefield, Wm Baird Jr, Misses Rebecca and Jean Baird, of Winchester attended the funeral of DR G T Dailey here last Wed.

  T E Donovan, agent for a Baltimore commission house, who has spent a part of the summer and fall and incidentally purchased a large part of the peach and apple crops of this section, finished up his business and left for Baltimore Tues.

  This is the season of big porkers. Postmaster Thos E Pownall led off last week with two which net 446 and 482 pounds respectively. Bob fisher and Charley McIlwee are yet to be heard from.

  James Madison Haymaker of Winchester, a member of the company H 13th Va Infantry during the war between the states, died at his home in that place Tues of last week, aged 77 years.

  Mr and Mrs N B Guthrie of Springfield, left last week for Ashville, where they will spend the winter.

  The secretary of state at Charleston last week issued a charter to the Jersey Mt Orchard Co, of Ridgedale, Hampshrie Co, town orchards. Capital stock, $30,000. Incorporators, Robert M Washington, of Green Spring; William T Washington of Springfield; Tasker G Lowndes of Cumberland Md; Roberdea Annan, of Frostburg Md.

  Mrs J M Pue, Misses Mary Taylor, Donnie Shanholtzer, Mary Shannon, Katie French, Stella Heath, Mrs Brill, Will Pownall and Hugh Allender attended the entertainment at Romney Fri night.

  Mr and Mrs N B Guthrie who left Springfield Wed noon for Ashville N C, arrived there Thurs 12:25 just twenty-four hours later. MR Guthrie's health is steadily improving, and his friends are hoping that this winter spent in the mountains of North Carolina will work wonders for him.

  Mrs C M French is spending a few days with her son, Joe, at Weston.

  Eph Brown moved from the South Branch orchard to town last week to send his children to the Springfield school.


  Moorefield Examiner of 21st

  Mrs Geo T Williams, Mrs Ida Wood and Mrs S A McCoy went to Cumberland this morning on a short trip.

  Mrs Lucy Randolph, who has been visiting relatives near Cumberland returned to be home here Mon.

  Mrs Kate Taylor left this morning to visit relatives at Springfield and other points.

  W S Cunningham, Thomas, arrived Tues to spend a short time here with relatives. Mr Cunningham and family left this morning for their home at Thomas.

  Miss Edna McNeill spent a few days the past week visiting at the home of J Ward Wood near Lost City. Arthur Wood brought her over Mon.

  Richard Sommerville, principal at Lewisburg Female institute arrived last week and is spending a few days with his sister, Mrs C B Welton.

  Mrs J R Baker, of Wadenville, who fell at her home recently and broke her nose and otherwise injured herself, we are glad to say is improving.

  Mrs Sam Wood, who has been visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs F S Williams for some time, left Fri for her home in Texas.

  Sen and Mrs R C Price spent a few days the past week with their daughter, Miss Lela Price in Washington.

  E H Parsons, of Staunton Va, who has been visiting relatives in Grant Co, was here last week on his way home.

  Born to Rev and Mrs N W Kuykendall, at their home in Beverly, a son.

  Miss Avery Heiskell and Joe Pancake of Romney, spent a few days here the past week with relatives.

  Miss Sue Welton of Williamsport, spent a few days visiting her brother, Harry Welton, this week.


  Nov 26
  Messrs Bolden Brown and Weimer one our largest business firms, have dissolved partnership. Messrs Arthur Brown and E A Weimer,retiring, Mr Brown will go into the lumber and sawmill business and Mr Weimer will go to Keyser to associate himself with his brother in the shoe business.

  John O Thayer's two small boys have trapped in the woods near their home at Thayersville, near Oakland this season, 54 rabbits.

  Sat afternoon, Leroy Guthrie, of near Crellin, who had been in Oakland, started home. On the way he met a number of friends and talked with them, then started again. Later in the evening his horse and buggy reached home without Mr Guthrie. His boy got in the buggy and started back to find his father. After driving some distance he found his father in the road dead. He had fallen out of the buggy and broken his neck. Dr Henry McComas and Sheriff Moffitt were called. Dr McComas made a thorough examination and found not signs of violence or attack upon Mr Guthrie and he attributed his death to heart failure.

 Last Sat afternoon , at Hotel Geissman, Oakland, Rev L A Rudisill married Charles Walter Paugh, to Miss Idona Paugh, both of District no 1, Garrett Co.


  Nov 25, 1912
  Mr Thomas Campbell has opened up a general grocery store in connection with his meat market in the Faherty building on Fairview street.

  Mr Harry Richardson, the efficient assistant cashier of the citizen's National Bank of Westernport, son of Mr and Mrs R G Richardson, well known citizens of Piedmont and Miss Elizabeth Ann MacMillan, one of our popular young ladies, were untied in the holy bonds of matrimony at the residence of the bride's uncle and aunt, Dr and Mrs Z T Kalbaugh, Tues evening, Nov 19, 1912. Rev William Harris, pastor of the First M E church, officiated.

  The Piedmont High School football team went to Terra Alta Fri evening last and on Sat met the Terra Alta football team in a game, which resulted in a victory of Terra Alta with a score of 32 to 0. A good crowd witnessed the game.

  Mr W T Sigler has begun work on the new school house at Luke.

  W W Woods, of Keyser, was a visitor here on Sat afternoon.

  Born on Sat, Nov 23, to Mr and Mrs Albert Clark, of Luke, a daughter.

  Mr Chas Heskitt, who has been employed as clerk in the postoffice oat Piedmont for some time past, has resigned and accepted a position with the Pittsburg Lumber co, with headquarters at Hampton Tenn. Mr Heskitt will leave for Hampton in a few days.

  Mr Olin J Folk and Miss Bessie Sarah Miller, both of Keyser, were married at the First M E parsonage Sat, Nov 2, 1912, by the pastor, Rev Wm Harris.

  Mr John w Whisner, and Miss Annie Guye, of Beryl, were married at the First M E church parsonage, by Rev Wm Harrison, Mon, Nov 18, 1912.


  Cy Cloverblossom got a porous plaster for his back last week. He says, "It sticks closer than a brother."

  Ed Vandiver of Burlington, was up this week boarding around with the neighbors. Ed had two ribs broken in an automobile accident and is just convalescing. The ribs didn't heal up very good and stick out so far that they rub holes in his vest pockets. He is going to have his pockets backed up with leather.

  Miss Minnie Wilbe Swift, our charming young school teacher, has been the recipient of some six or eight postal cards wearing the picture of fat turkeys and the inscriptions, "Happy Thanksgiving." One had gasoline on it and she says Cam Arbogast sent it, as he is the only beau she has who owns an automobile.

  Miss Laurel Root only got four Thanksgiving postal cards and is a little jealous of Minnie. Laurel will beat her Christmas if she has to send them herself.

  Ginger Root has a brand new pair of red suspenders that he isn't going to wear until the holidays.

  Hez Root is getting ready to butcher just as soon as the moon is right.

  Uncle Hiram Root, Hez's papa, ate too much ponhoss last week and has been right poorly with "ingestion" for several days. He said yesterday he felt just a "wee pull above a corpse." At this writing he is about the same.



  Nov 18 - Born, to Mr and Mrs Luther Getz, on Sun night, Nov 10th, a daughter.

  Born to Otto Ruckman and wife on Tues night, Nov 12th, a boy.

  Born, on Sat, Nov 16th, to Mr and Mrs H G Duling, a daughter.



  License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

  Nov 21 - Richard Thadd Hamill, and Nelie Elizabeth Keedy, both of Frostburg Md.

  Charles Washington Arbogst of Winterburn w Va, Jewell Yeger, of Bartow W Va.

  Hale Ralph Snider of Akron Ohio and Nora Belle Smarr, of Glenville W Va.

  Elmer McKee Hartman of Creek W Va, and Bertha May Rader, of Laurel Dale W Va.

  Achie Blaney of Cheat Neck, W Va and Lottie May Donley of Mt Morris, Pa

License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:
  Nov 23 - harry C McDonald and Lilla Ethel Appel, both of Little Orleans Md.

  Everett Wilson McCarty of Washington Pa and Bertha Elizabeth Bothwell, of Westernport Md.

  Bernard Irwin Cecil and Mary Virginia T Tite, both of Cresaptown Md

  Nov 26 - Grover Cleveland Rice and Cornelia Alberta Twigg, both of Cumberland.

  Walter Scott Law of Luke Md, and Bessie May Greenhorn, of Barton Md.

  Maurice Aloysius Lee of Eckhart Md, and Josephine Daily, of Westernport Md.

  Nov 27 - Walter D Martin and Mattie Elizabeth Berrett, both of Keyser W Va.

  Fred Elery Bowers, Twin Mountain W Va, and Dolly Crider, Westenport Md.

  Benjamin Franklin Magruder, Ridgeley W Va, and Edna M Cozad, Patterson Creek W Va.

  Edwin Edward Kern and Margaret Lee Wilson, both of Oldtown Md.


  Miss Vivian Lee Hoffman, daughter of Mr John C Hoffman of this city and Mr Alonzo W Dorsey, of Ridgeley W Va, were united in marriage on Fri evening last by Rev Wm Cleveland Hicks, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal church, the ceremony being performed at the rectory. The bride is one of Cumberland's charming little ladies and Mr Dorsey is a Western Md trainman. -Cumb News


  Miss Ruth White and Mr F Brooke Whiting were united in marriage at seven o'clock Wed evening Nov 27th at the residence of her parents on Green Street. Miss White is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Warren C White and Mr Whiting is the well known local attorney. The ceremony was performed by Rev Eugene Skyles of St Marks Reformed church. Only the immediate members of the families of the contracting parties were present. Upon returning from the bridal trip, Mr and Mrs Whiting will reside in this city. -Cumb News.


  Mr Creede W Wilson of this city, and Miss Katherine Gleen Smith, of Detroit Michigan, will be married tonight at the home of the bride's parent's, Mr and Mrs Webb Smith, in Detroit. The ceremony will be a quite one, only near friends and relatives being invited.
  The newly-wedded couple will go on a trip through Va, stopping off at Staunton, where they will attend the wedding of Mr Lawrence Wilson, a brother of the bridegroom, who on the day, will marry Miss Jane Gilkeson. At the completion of their trip, Mr and Mrs Creede Wilson will return to Cumberland where they will be at home at the Washington street residence. -Cumb News of 23rd.


  The marriage of Miss Mary Gorman, daughter of Mrs J E Gorman, of 716 South Ave, McKeesport, Pa, to Walter Smith of Mt Savage, Md, took place Nov 14, at the parsonage of the first Baptist church, McKeesport, the Rev A A Delarme, officiating. The groom is a son of Mr and Mrs Geo A Smith, Mt Savage and is employed on the B&O third division. Mr and Mrs Smith are on their wedding journey. On their return they will reside in Keyser.


  Edgar Schaub, of Frostburg, and Miss Mamie Rarig were married here Tues night at nuptial mass at St Patrick's Catholic church by Rev J J Dowling. John H Hines was best man and Miss Catherine McNamee bridesmaid.

Harper's Ferr, W Va

  Miss Anna Pear Houser, daughter of Raleigh Houser, and Ollie Knott, both of Bakerson, were married this afternoon at the Presbyterian manse in Duffields by Rev C J Siler. The couple alter took the train for an eastern tour.



  In memory of our departed friend, D W Eagle, who was so suddenly taken from his family on Oct 15. Words fail to express our sympathy for his devoted and heart broken wife and boys, who loved him so much. Our hearts ache for them. Never was so sad an occurrence in our neighborhood before. We feel the loss of a noble Christian man and are grieved to give him up. We can't understand why so useful a man should have been removed from our midst. He was always ready to help those in need. I can say the best man on Newcreek is gone. Mr Eagle was born on Upper Tract, Pendleton County, and came to this county when quite a young man and by his honesty and industry has accumulated considerable property and won a warm place in the hearts of his fellowmen.
  He gave his heart to God when a boy and joined the M E Church, South, in Upper Tract and for about twenty-eight years has been consistent member of Rees Chapel, at New Creek; always faithful in discharging his duty.
  Mr Eagle married Miss Annie Burkhiser nineteen years ago, and to this happy union was given two good boys, which, with their mother, survive and deeply mourn the loss of a kind husband and loving father, for such he was. His place can never be filled in the home or with his friends. To know Mr Eagle was to love him. His death has cast a gloom over this community which will long remain. God said to him, "Thy work on earth is done, enter thou into the joys laid up above for thee, where there is no more pain or weeping. God will wipe away all tears from every eye."
  funeral service was conducted at his late home at 2:340 by his pastor, Rev A A P Neel. May the god who kept him and brought him safely through, keep his devoted wife and sons and comfort them and bring at last to make an undivided home above around the Father's throne in Heaven.
  to his bereaved ones I'll say:
  A precious one from you is gone,
  A voice you loved is still,
  A place is vacant in your home,
  Which never can be filled."
  God bless and comfort you all is the prayer of a
  True Friend.



  Having lived out and beyond the allotted three score years and ten of man, and in the long life set an example worthy of emulation by American youth, Isaac I Thompson, aged 82 years, answered the final summons from his Creator and passed to his reward on Fri Nov 22, 1912, at his home near Gorman Md, his death being due to the diseases incident to old age.
  Sun at 11 o'clock a funeral sermon was delivered at White church by Rev J H Moore, of Keyser, who paid high tribute to the grand character of the departed. Rev J M Davis, of Oakland Md, also made a short talk in which he said he had known Mr Thompson intimately for over sixty years, and spoke of his noble character and pure life. he was affiliated with the Methodist church.
 The burial followed in the family plot, where the remains of many relatives already rest. The funeral was largely attended by many friends from w Va and Md.
  Mr Isaac I Thompson is survived by two daughter, Mrs Sophronia E Hilleary, a widow, who resides with him, and Mrs Amos Whip of Beaver Run, Mineral County. His aged wife is very ill at this time. He came of one of the pioneer families of Garrett Co, and had spent his life industriously engaged in farming and stock raising and had possessed himself of thousands of acres of land in the Ryan's Glade section of his county and at the same time accumulated money. He was a son of Israel Thompson, who was killed in 1876 by a runaway team. His mother lived to be 92 years of age. H S Thompson, a well known business man of Keyser is a nephew of the deceased.


  Walter Furr, aged about 49 years, a native of Alaska this county, died Nov 21, 1912, at the home of Wm B Cullen at Glendora, California, where he had been living for some time. Cause of his death was tuberculosis, from which he had been suffering for some time. He was buried at that place.



  John F Barnes, 67 years old, died yesterday at Rawlings Station, this county, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife and family of grown children. The funeral will be held this afternoon. -Cumb News of 26th.


  Louisa C Burke, 14 years old, daughter of Mr and Mrs Hughes Burke, died at her home in Mapleside this morning. She had been ill for a short while. -Cumb Times of 22nd.


  Died, at the Hoffman Hospital, Thurs, Nov 21st, 1912, Miss Frances Batten Sayre, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Marshall Sayre. Frank, as she was familiarly known, was perhaps one of the most popular young women in this section, being of a bright and cheerful disposition, always had a pleasant word for those she met, loyal to her friends, and they were many, and charitable towards those who spoke ill of her.
  As one who frequently visited their home, we always found them to be a loving and devoted family, and we are sure there is no one who will be missed more than Frank.
  the bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. Besides the father and mother she leaves one sister, Miss Hallie Sayre.
  The funeral took place at three o'clock, on Sat, form her late residence on Mineral St.


  Mrs Mary Sluss Gregg, died at her home at Terry, Montana, Nov 17. She was the widow of the late Harry Gregg, who died two years ago. She leaves four children, two boys and two girls, all at home, the youngest fifteen years of age. She also leaves five brothers and one sister, Mrs S R Hott of Burlington, whom she visited a few years ago. Mrs Gregg was Miss Mary Sluss, formerly of Piedmont.



  Last Fri evening Thornton C Boseley, aged 33 years, accidentally shot himself at his home near Barnum. It appears that the weapon which caused the accident was an old home rifle of large bore, presented to Mr Boseley by an uncle a few years ago, who had remarked that it was left unloaded until it was full of rust. Mr Boseley decided to put the old gun in shooting condition. He removed the wooden stock and stuck the breech in the stove, intending to heat it so the breech-pin could be removed. He then sat on a chair which was in line with the muzzle. The heat exploded the powder and the big soft bullet tore a large hole through his body, passing through the stomach and the left lung on a line near the heart and plunging into his back. he was brought to the Hoffman Hospital and died on Sun morning.
  The body was shipped to Barnum on the Western Md Afternoon train.
  The deceased is survived by his wife, who was Miss Sallie Abernathy, one sister, Miss Blanche Boseley, of Keyser, and four brothers, Bruce, a teacher in the Morgantown schools; Jesse, a student at the W VA University; Solomon, of Boyer, and Nelson of Iowa. Mr Boseley was a son of C C Bosely, of Laurel Dale, who died a year ago.


Harrisonburg Va

  George W Thomas, 59 years old, a merchant, dropped dead Mon at his home in Bridgewater. he is survived by his widow and four children.



  The recent death of Capt Jesse C McNeill in Mahomet, Ill, revives the unique position occupied by the gallant troop known as McNeill Rangers and the splendid service they performed in Northern Va. General Lee had not in his service a more industrious and efficient force that that band which patrolled the mountains and narrow valleys of northern Va and whose captures in proportion to the force employed were second to no other body of Confederates.
  The capture of two major generals, Cook and Kelly in Cumberland Md, is celebrated as one of the most daring feats of the War of the States. It is so pronounced by Gen John B Gordon in his Reminiscence of the War and a similar tribute is paid by Gov C T O'Ferral, of Va in his "Four Years of Active Service". In the estimation of the general public, McNeill won his spurs in that remarkable capture, but his men felt that his incident was matched by many others in daring and success. His audacious boldness, coupled with consummate skill, gave him mastery of a situation when all the odds were against him.
  The intrepid young leader was young when as first lieutenant he succeeded his father, who had fallen mortally wounded in a charge to the command of the Rangers - secured and held the confidence and good will of his men to the down fall of the Confederacy and in the long years which have followed he grew in their esteem and affection, and remained till death the central and engaging figure in the group. The wide circle of devoted friends and the happy home which he loved most and served best testify to those manly and tender qualities which made him a leader in war and a favorite in peace. -Charlestown Free Press


  Miss Mary E Cross died here, after a few hours illness, early Tues morning, Nov 12. She was born in Allegany county, Md, in 1839. She spent many years connected with the Strother's in the old Berkeley Spring Hotel. About 1872, she went to Baltimore where she lived until this summer when she came back to Berkeley for the benefit of the water. She and her niece, Miss Belle Cross, were staying with Mrs H C V Campbell.
  Miss Cross had been a member of the Presbyterian church since her youth. Interment was at Greenway cemetery in the family lot, Thurs at 2:30 pm.
  Miss Cross was a sister of Mr Geo W Cross. -Berkeley Springs Post of 14th.



  Nov 18 - Sun morning at 10 o'clock at Shinnston, occurred the death of Dr Pressley B Ogden, veteran practitioner, formerly of Worthington and Fairmont, after an illness of only a week. His health has not been good for more than a year. Dr Ogden has been a prominent figure half a century, and the news of his demise is received with regret. About a week ago he was attacked by a cold, and this developed into the acute illness that brought on his death.
  He was in the seventy-third year of his age. He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Alice Sapp, of Worthington and by the following sons and daughter: Howard N and Dr W C Ogden, of Fairmont; H C Ogden, of Wheeling and Mrs W H Spragg of Denver Colo.
  The funeral will be held from the Ogden homestead in Fairmont on Tues afternoon at 3 o'clock.


  D C Arnold of Elk Garden, is in town on business.

  Mr and Mrs Jacob Sobraske paid Cumberland a visit last Sat.

  J L Githens and son Dick are visiting in Montana and Several other Western States.

  Mrs John Murphy, and children spent a few days in Cumberland first of the week.

  Rev F C Rollman of Elk Garden, filled Rev Mr Keen's pulpit last Sun very acceptably.

  Mrs John Ritter returned home Tues from a week's visit with her parents at Elk Garden.

  Miss Lucille Robinson spent last Sun at Terra Alta as the guest of Miss Mabel Conner.

  Mrs Columbia Barnhart and daughter, Helen, arrived last week on a visit to her mother, Mrs Ida Menefee.

  Miss Elizabeth Coffman returned home last Fri from her visit to Norfolk and other points in Va.

  Jesse Floyd left Sat for Mannington to pay home folks a short visit and to take a much needed rest.

  Miss Vira Frye and Katherine Sims of Keyser, were visiting Miss Otie Leary at Berkeley Springs first of last week.

  Bruce Boseley who is teaching at Morgantown, came into the funeral of his brother and remained over Thanksgiving.

  Mrs Carrie Kight returned to her home on W Piedmont St, Sun form Hoffman Hospital greatly improved in health.

  Wm B Burke and sister, Mrs Richard Mobley, attended the funeral of their niece, Louise Burke, at Cumberland, last Sat.

  Mrs D T Greenwade and daughter, Miss Marguerite, returned home Tues from their trip to Brunswick and other eastern points.

  Mrs W C Whistler, who has been here for several days visiting her mother, Mrs E H Davis and sister, Mrs C E Dayton, returned to Grafton Mon.

  Mrs C W Schaffenacker, who has been confined to her home for some time with an injured knee, is improving and is now able to get about by the aid of crutches.

  Miss Annie Cunningham, who has been visiting near here, has returned to Moorefield, accompanied by Miss Alice Cunningham, of Flintstone, who will visit her. -Cumb News of 23rd.

  M C Gibson, of Tunnelton, died Nov 23rd, age 68 years.

  Miss May Long has returned home from and extended visit to Baltimore

  Mr and Mrs Bennett Hall, of Ohio, came to spent Thanksgiving with the former's mother.

  H g Wilson has been busy this week moving into his handsome new home on Main St.

  S N Moore spent last Sun with his daughter, Miss Mary who is a student at Powhatan college at Charles Town. Miss Ruth Michael of Oakland, formerly of Keyser, is also a student there.

  H G Reid, representative of Kane & Keyser, wholesale hardware of Belington W VA, was here last week. he says business with them is 25 per cent better than last year and better than ever before.

  Ray McGinnis, of Tunnelton, who was brought here to the hospital three weeks ago suffering from a severe gun shot wound inflicted by Jas Dixon at Wabash, who mistook McGinnis for some animal, is rapidly recovering at the home of his cousin, Mrs Jno Murphy.

  Mrs D A Arnold, Miss Sallie Reese Parker and Miss Rasalee Homan of this county, who attended the "Missionary World," a spectacular play in Baltimore last week and then stopped a few days with friends in Washington, have returned home.

  Mrs W R Taylor and two children returned home Tues from Luray Va. Mrs Taylor's mother, Mrs Martin Hite, whose illness we mentioned last week, died on Tues, Nov 19th, and was buried Fri. Mr Taylor went over to the funeral, returned Fri night.

  C E Dayton, and Rev Jno F Dayton of Keyser, W C Whistler of Grafton, William,. Walter and Barth Ridgeley, of Ridgeley, who were hunting last week on Middle Ridge, while guests of Robert Dayton, returned after a week's outing with little game. They killed a number of rabbits but saw no other game, except one deer.

  L M Albright, who has been serving at the Greenwade store, left Tues to returned to his farm in Preston County,near Kingwood. Mr Albright enjoyed the confidence and friendship of a host of the B&O employees in all of its departments, who wish him and his wife many returns from the farm which he so wisely returns to.

  The Farmers and Merchants Bank of this city have this week added to their equipment an outfit of Fire and Burglar proof Safe Deposit Boxes of the use of their customers. This addition completes a bank outfit that is modern in every detail.

  Robinett and Zacot have commenced work on painting the fine new home of W A Liller, on Davis Street, which is nearing completion. They will do all the outside and inside work including the decorating.

  Mrs Kelley Thompson of A Street, fell down the stairway in her home and sustained a broken collar bone and other severe injuries. her infant child in her arms by some miracle escaped injury.

  Last week Cam Arbogast completed the job of putting an a hot water heating plant, in I I Whips residence at Burlington. He also completed the system of hot water heating in Jas A Zell's residence.

  Winchester Va - Thomas Steck of Frederick county, who exhibited a box of Stayman Winesap apples in competition with growers from every apple-growing section in America at the National Land Show in NY, was awarded first prize for quality, the prize being a silver cup valued at $1,500.

  George Shoemaker, a B&O brakeman in the Keyser yards, last week bagged his first wild turkey. Several local experienced hunters have already killed the limit of the number allowed under the law for the season. Rabbits are plentiful, but pheasants and partridges are very scarce.

  Mr Fred Mills spent Thurs in Fairmont.

  Mrs Chas Broom has returned form and extended visit to Grafton.

  Dr H C Grusendorf paid his parents, at Hutton, a visit last Sat.

  Mrs Alex Miles, of Ridgeley, is the guest of Mrs C C Clevenger.

  Mrs John Murphy and children have gone to Cumberland for a few days.

  John G Wolfe, went to Kingwood today to spend a few days with his son John.

  John w Thornhillleft Sun night on a visit to homefolks and friends in Va.

  Mrs Sue M Johnson of Reeses Mills, is visiting her sister, Mrs Ida Reese.

  Fred Gerstell of Easton Pa, spent a few days here this week with his brothers and friends.

  Mrs Sallie Adwalt, of Piedmont, spent a few days with Mrs J B Criser, the past week.

  Frank Hutchinson, of NY, come in last Sun to spend a few days with his parents.

  W B Coffroth of Elkins, civil engineer on the W Md RR, spent Thanksgiving here with home folks.

  Mrs Roy Ravenscroft and daughter, Madge, of Baltimore, are spending a few days with home folks and friends.

  Mr and Mrs H S Thompson attended the funeral of their uncle, MR Isaac Thompson, at Gorman, last Sun.

  Rev Samuel Umstot, of Rees Mills, returned home a few days ago from an extended trip to Kansas and other parts of the west.

  Misses Edna Jackson Smith and Bernice Long, of Patterson's Depot, have been visiting Miss Mary Largent, at Paw Paw the past week.

  Dr and Mrs F P Stehley went to Philadelphia last Wed to spend Thanksgiving with their boys, who are attending school there.

  Misses Jean Sloan and Sadie Stimmell, of near Burlington, attended the poultry show here Wed and were guests of Mrs E V Romig.

  DR F S Johnston, wife and daughter, of Elkins, came down Wed evening to spend Thanksgiving with the former's mother, Mrs Sallie Johnston.

  Miss Lizzie Zell and Morgan Hogbin, of near Burlington attended the poultry show Wed. Miss Zell has some prize turkeys on exhibition at the show.

  E Taylor, the popular clerk at the W Va & Md Gas office, has commenced house keeping in the Stafford residence on Water street formerly occupied by Mr Albright.

  Herbert Wolfe, one of the B&O shop foreman, returned Tues night from a ten days vacation, which he spent on a visit to Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, and other places.

  Rev George Burgess is conducting a revival meeting at Claysville. The services were opened early last week and much interest is shown. The meeting will continue for several days.

  Harry Leps went to Baltimore Wed night to spend Thanksgiving, and returned last night bringing home with him his wife, who has been spending a few weeks with her mother.

  Clarance Michael, formerly of Grant County, who has been at Oakland for some months, came down Wed morning and will spend a week or so with his sister, Mrs Annie Paris, and other friends.

  Hon Sam B Montgomery, of this place, and Col A G Haruiet of Washington, are out on a big circuit visiting K of P lodges in the state and working for the good of the order. -Kingwood Argus of 21st.

  M W McDonald, a civil engineer of Charlestown, was here Tues. He is a son of the late E H McDonald, who once owned the historic stone house property, now the home of the Leps family. When the elder McDonald died a year ago, the son was made administrator of the estate which includes some valuable coal and fire clay holdings in the vicinity of Piedmont and this property young McDonald purposes to son put on the market.


  Mrs Hulda Holmes has been visiting at Upper Tract.

  Mrs P J Cheshire of Orchard Street, is convalescent, after several weeks of sickness.

  Miss Ottie Leary is visiting in Martinsburg this week.- Berkeley Springs Messenger of 21st.

  Mrs W C Whisler, of Grafton, is a guest of her mother, Mrs E H Davis, and sister, Mrs C E Dayton, on Mozelle Street.

  Mrs Jessie Young, after a visit to brother, Jake Fisher, has returned to her home in Cumberland.

  D A Kesner is putting an addition to his store property on Water Street 14X28 feet, which will give him a floor space of 28X60 feet.

  E C Dayton of McCoole, has secured a position as delivery clerk for the mercantile Co, of Westernport, and will remove his family to that place this week.

  Charles Stotler, who was a delegate here to the Presbytery, left this afternoon for Clarksburg. While here, he was the guest of his niece, Mrs A M McClue. -Elkins Inter Mt of 23.

  Jesse Bobo and family moved from Westernport to Keyser last week.

  Arza Furbee, the popular druggist, had the misfortune to be bitten on the hand a few days ago, while truing to separate two bull dogs that were fighting in his store. The wound was painful for a time, but he is getting all right again.


  Abel Arbogast of the Sinks, Pocahontas county W Va, is some bear hunter. Last Fri he tracked an old bear and three cubs into a laurel patch. He then went home for help and returned with his brother and another man to drive the bears out while he watched a crossing. The bears came out and Arbogast killed all four of them, shooting but one shot for each one. Then on the day following he went out and killed another large bear. On his house are stretched the hides of two big bears and three lusty cubs.


  The country side about Romney W Va, has been in a tremor of excitement since Sat morning, when at an early hour, two masked bandits appeared at the home of Lee Inskeep, aged 65 years as and demanded money at the points of revolvers. One of the outlaws, French Hardy, a negro is dead, after a duel with Mr Inskeep and a posse has since been in constant search for the other desperado, supposed to be A L Hardy, known as "Angie" Hardy, a brother of the dead man. A reign of terror marked the intrusion on the peace of the beautiful country home which is one the South Branch of the Potomac, two miles north of Romney.
  Assistant Chief of Police Triter, this city, was summoned to the scene of the crime with the blood hounds belonging to the police dept. he returned last sat night without his quarry although it is thought he was almost upon him several times.
  It is known that Hardy slept Sat night in the negro school house, a mile and a half from Frankfort where he taught school last winter. Joseph Higgins, fourteen years old, riding horseback yesterday, saw smoke coming from the chimney of the schoolhouse. Thinking that a service of some was in progress rode up and peered through the window. He discovered Hardy lying on a bench asleep.
  Young Higgins proceeded to give the alarm, but when the posse arrived Hardy, who evidently found that he had been discovered, had flown. The stove in which he had built a fire, was still warm. He was seen last in the afternoon, going over the hill back of harry Young's house, near the Pinto cut-off. Right after midnight a woman saw the negro going through Frankfort.
  It was thought to have been hardy's aim to reach the B&O railroad and jump a train to Columbus, Ohio,a s the objective point. He married Alice Ogle, near Frankfort some months ago, and had lately been living in Columbus.
  It was ascertained that on Sat evening the fugitive compelled a colored man, named Washington at the point of a gun to give him a meal, after which he departed into the mountains. Not only were the dogs able to follow the man on his trip, but marks of blood were found at a number of places along the trail, at a point where he crossed a fence, at a three room hut, formerly occupied by the two negroes, " Angie" Hardy and his dead brother, French - where he tore away a piece of blanket to wrap around his wounded hand or arm, and again at a point several miles distant, where his blood stained handkerchief was found. He had evidently waded in to a small run, washed his wound, and then walked some distance up the bed of the stream to throw the followers off the scent.
  As a result of the attack on Mr Inskeep, Miss Lucy Fechtig, this city, who was visiting at the Inskeep home at the time, is at the residence of her brother-in-law, Mrs Clarence T Brengle, this city, suffering with a dislocated kneecap, which will keep her confined to her room for some days. According to her statement and the statements of Officer Triber, Mr Lee Inskeep went to his barn Sat morning at daybreak to milk the cows. The bandits, with faces whitened with some kind of paint, or powder and covered with masks had evidently expected him before daylight, but as soon as Mr Inskeep was in the stable they ordered him to hold up his hands, went through his pockets, and not finding any money, demanded that he get them what they wanted. He told them he had no money at home so they demanded a check for $400, which it was since learned they had determined to have cashed by a neighbor for whom Inskeep was to send, hoping by the aid of their revilers to keep Inskeep from telling what it was wanted for. Mr Inskeep kept up a parley, hoping for the arrival of aid, and at length the culprits agreed to take a check for $150.
  Leaving him in the barn, his hands tied, they went to the house, but Inskeep managed to get loose and followed,going to the hallway and securing his rifle. "Angie" Hardy saw Inskeep with the rifle and at once ran away. Inskeep shooting at him as he fled through the orchards. French Hardy had gone upstairs and was met at a door by Miss Fechtig, the guest of Aunt Sallie Harper, aged 76 years, who was suffering with a broken arm. French pushed the revolver into the faces of the women and they shut the door. He pushed the door in, throwing the women to the floor, injuring both Miss Fechtig as above stated. When the elder woman ordered him from the room he left and went downstairs, where he had previously pounded the girl, Mary Heath, into submission and unconsciousness with the but end of his revolver. Miss Heath had made an outery at his appearance at the house.
  After shooting at "Angie" Hardy until the latter had put the barn between himself and Inskeep in his efforts to escape injury, Inskeep went back into the hallway and secured his shotgun to hunt up the other bandit, and just as he emerged from the door of the house, he saw French hardy, gun in hand, in the yard. Hardy had left the women upstairs, alone when ordered out and upon hearing the shooting, he saw Inskeep and the shotgun at about the same time, that Inskeep saw him and both raised their weapons and fired simultaneously. The shot from hardy's revolver struck the visor of Inskeep's cap and went into the flesh of the forehead, making a scalp wound across towards the top of the head. Inskeep's aim was better and the contents of his shotgun struck Hardy full the the breast and abdomen, killing him instantly. When the mask was removed, and the paint wiped form his face the identity of the outlaw was revealed.
  Mr Inskeep, although wounded himself, at once turned his attention to the women and telephoned for help and to the county authorities about the occurrence. Officers and neighbors were soon on the scene, and the hounds at Cumberland were telephoned for. Officer Trieber going alone to take charge of the man hunt. The fear of a large revolver, with which "Angie" Hardy was known to be armed prevented many from chasing the bandit to close quarters, hoping to trap or surround or shoot him down. It is quite certain, form the mood of his pursuers, that he would not have been brought back to Romney alive had he been taken Sat or yesterday. -Cumb News
  Hampshire Co offered $200 reward for the capture of Hardy.
  It is reported that he was arrested last night at Cumberland.


  Piedmont W Va, Nov 25
  Piedmont had plenty of excitement Sat evening about six o'clock when Frank Grandstaff of Westernport, while intoxicated, entered the home of Mrs Wallace Cunningham on Back street and because of some jealous feeling shot her with a revolver, and then turned the gun on himself, and put a ball in his breast. Grandstaff then made for the railroad where he was found by Arthur Wells who turned him over to an officer. He was taken to Dr D J Long's office, where he was examined and when told of the shooting he at first denied it. Yesterday evening he was taken to the Hoffman Hospital at Keyser.
  The woman was pretty severely wounded and was hurried to the Hospital. Both will likely recover, although it is reported that the woman is in a pretty serious condition. Grandstaff was so close to Mrs Cunningham when he shot her that her clothing caught fire and Grandstaff put it out before he shot himself.
  Mrs Cunningham is a widow and has two children. Grandstaff has a wife in Pennsylvania, but has been paying attention to the Cunningham woman.
  Grandstaff has been in the employ of a saloon in Westernport and drove a beer wagon.
  Sheriff L O Davis went at once to the scene and placed Grandstaff under arrest. When the sheriff found his man so weak from the loss of blood he was at once hurried to the Hoffman Hospital, where he is now laying under guard.
  A colored girl named Bates, who says she saw the shooting, was also taken into custody, and is being held as a material witness.
  Young Grandstaff is a son of Mr Joseph Grandstaff, a highly respected citizen of Westernport.
  Both are getting along all right and will likely recover.


  On Thurs of last week while Mrs Frank Giffin was in her garden on Fort Avenue gathering turnips, some hunters fired at a rabbit, and the shot fell all around her, some striking her right limb below the knee. While Mrs Giffin suffered slight pain and considerable fright, she was but slightly injured. She saw two hunters nearby after the shots were fired and she supposes that one of them shot at a rabbit and missed his mark.


  Mr I H Offner and family wish by this means to return their thanks to the many friends who were so kind to them in their recent affliction, their great loss sustained in the death of their son and brother. Such kindness will never be forgotten.


  The Smallpox situation in Cumberland assumed a somewhat more serious aspect today, when it developed that a nurse at the Western Md Hospital, Miss Myrtle Clark, has developed the disease, and that Dr J C Holdsworth in charge of the smallpox hospital has developed the disease, and two of the negroes, Frank Gaines and Will Rawlings, confined in quarantine at No 11 Mill street, also had developed mild cases of the ailment. -Cumb Times of 27th.


  One of the most interesting stock farms in Mineral county is that on Knobley Mt, known as the Knobley Farm, operated by Arnold brothers. Strangers passing through this country are struck by the fine herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle, beautiful coal-black, hornless bovines and monsters in size.
  In 1882, John S Arnold bought the nucleus upon which the herd has been founded, said to be the finest "black muleys" to come into W Va. At his death in 1882, his sons, D A Arnold and J Sloan Arnold, succeeded him in the business. Their stock comes of the famous Ham's Tweek Cow bred by the Earl of Strathmore, in Scotland, and their herd is kept strong and firm by the addition of new blood from exported cattle. Their stock represents families of the best, such as Heather blooms, Queen Mothers, Rose of Advice, Prides, etc, the world's best.
  They find a ready market locally at profitable prices, thought their breeders are distributed to various parts of the Us. They have won some handsome prizes at big stock shows.
  The success that Arnold brothers have made out of this breed of cattle has worked for good in the way of stimulating breeders of short horns, Holsteins and the like to greater effort to produce prize winners. -Keyser Cor of Cumb Times.


  W E Coffman, of Brunswic, picked up in the freight yards in Brunswick on last Sun Louis Kusma, aged 13 years, of Bohemian nationality, of Antioch W Va. The boy asked Mr Coffman if he would adopt him. Since that time Mr Coffman has had the boy with him. Young Kusma left home on Sun, Nov 10, and walked to Fairmont W Va. From there he took a freight train to Keyser, W Va, and then took another freight tot Brunswick. The boy says that he is practically an orphan, his mother having died about a month ago of typhoid fever, and his sister of brain fever since that time. he has another sister at the Fairmont Hospital, who is a trained nurse. The boy has been staying with Mr Coffman, who says that he is an unusually bright boy. He speaks three languages and is industrious. Mr Coffman feels that he is not in a position to keep him, so he is arranging to get into communication with the boy's sister at Fairmont. -Cumb News of 26th.


  A Good Attendance -Valuable Prizes Won by Boys and Girls
  First prize, $10, offered by People's Bank, Homer Wagoner, Alaska.
  Second prize, $5, offered by the Farm and Orchard, Bryan Sheppe, of Keyser.
  Third prize, $3, offered by Thompson Furniture Co, Fred Tasker, Antioch.
  Fourth prize, 1 pair Buster Brown Shoes, offered by Sincell Co, Wayne Thrush, Burlington.
 Fifth Prize, 1 pair gloves offered by D T Greenwade, Olive Sheppe, Keyser.
  1st Prize, $10, offered by First National Bank, Edna Clause, Ridgeville.
  2nd Prize, $5, offered by J H Markwood, J Alden Sneathen, Alaska.
  3rd Prize, $3, offered by H G Fisher, Ruth Evans, Ridgeville.
  4th Prize, 1 pair La France shoes, offered by D Long and Son, Bessie Armentrout, Gerstell.
  5th prize, 1 pair gloves, offered by I M Long, Mary Lease, Alaska.
  1st, $5, offered by F&M Bank, Homer Wagoner, Alaska
  2nd, $3, offered by Masteller coal Co, Ellis Sneathen.


  Cumberland Md, Nov 20
  The corn show held at the Second National Bank, under the direction of Daniel Annan, president, ended today. The prizes in gold were awarded as follows: First $25, D T Williams, Romney, W Va; 2nd, $15, Robert C Wilson, Bier Station Md; 3rd, $10, Zane Hinkle, Twiggtown.
  Honorable mention is accorded E H Hartsock and Hope Carleton, near Cumberland; John N Layman, Frostburg, and G W Parsons, Keyser.
  There were nearly 100 entries of splendid corn. The judge was Prof S B nuckolls, of Morgantown, corn expert for the University of W Va, and of the W Va experiment station.