MAY 30, 1913


Mr and Mrs George Thrush, of Keyser, visited the formers parents recently.

Surveyor D G Martin did some work in Tucker county the first of the week, and is now doing some work in Mt Storm

We hear that A W Likin, who went to Colorado a few weeks ago for his health's sake is improving.

Cal Likin who has been sick for a few days is better.

Several of our folks went to Ridgeville Saturday night to hear "Aunt Jane of Kentucky" recited by Miss Beulah McNemar, of Keyser.



  Count and Countess de la Roca, of the french embassy, Washington DC, have rented one of the hotel cottages at Deer Park for the summer.

  Mrs Mann, wife of Congressman Mann, the Republican floor leader, was in Mountain Lake Park and Deer Park Tuesday looking for a summer home.

  Recently Representative Hobson, of Alabama, the hero of the "Merrimac" was at Deer Park looking for a cottage and has taken the Cleveland Cottage for the summer.

  Previous to that the secretary of Admiral Dewey of Manilla fame, was in Deer Park and has leased cottage No 1.

  The Deer Park Hotel will open about June 18th. A W Murphy, Supt, of restaurants and the rest houses for the B&O will manage the hotel this season.


There are several cases of measles in town

The rainy weather has put in full time on the mountain. Grass is making a good start, but garden vegetation is drowning.

Misses Mary and Martha Mason were in Piedmont last Monday

Mr Willie Oates and family, of Gormania, visited friends at Elk Garden this week.

Mrs Mary Nethken came to Elk Garden from Laneville Monday, and Tuesday received a telegram that her daughter, Mrs Bessie Johnson, was dead. Mrs Johnson was the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs John A Nethken and wife of Dr R D Johnson. Mrs Johnson is a sister of Sheriff Nethken At this writing the funeral arrangements have been made.

Dominick Brusky, of Oakmont, was killed last Sunday at Potomac Manor. He was struck by a helper engine and killed instantly. Age 58 years.

Died, near Jenny Springs school house, May 23, 1913. Mary Ellen, wife of Wm Likins, aged 58 years, 1 month, and 5 days. The body was interred in the graveyard on the farm of Silas Thomas. Rev W W White conducted the service. She leaves two sons at home and one married daughter, Mrs Morris, of Pa, two sisters and her husband.

Miss Viva Jones returned home last week from the Peabody Musical Institute at Baltimore and went to New Jersey to teach in some musical institution there.

Decoration Day will not be observed at Elk Garden on the 30th, but at a later date.

There is no additional case of smallpox here. Dr Bell, of Keyser, is attending to the case in quarantine. He is about well.

Prosecuting Atty, Emory Tyler, was in town last Sunday.

Ephriam Harvey, accompanied by Dr P S Keim, went to Baltimore this week to a hospital.



Mrs Rose Compton is spending the week in Washington

Camby Wolford, of Hagerstown, is spending several days here

Miss Stella Sigel is spending this week at her home near Hancock

Dr and Mrs G H Thomas spent several days in Staunton Va

Miss Helen Booker, of Va, is visiting Judge and Mrs R W Dailey

Edwin Gilkeson, of Parkersburg, was in town a couple of days last week

Miss Elsie Hays, of near Cumberland, is visiting Miss Kitty Heiskell

Douglas Amick has returned from Hamden-Sidney College for his vacation

Goerge Selvey left Wednesday for Nebraska where he will spend the summer

Mrs Dudley and children, of Amarillo TX, are visiting Mr and Mrs Wm Baird

Miss Willie Peyton Parsons spent last week in Piedmont the guest of Miss Ada Kenney

Mrs Helen Heatwole returned home Friday from a visit of several weeks to her daughter at Woodboro Md.

Misses Nan and Sadie Hass were called to South Branch last week by the death of her aunt, Mrs Bert Hass

Mrs Nora Heatwole and two daughters spent several days last week with Mrs J W Poling, near Green Spring

Miss Virginia Stump returned home last week from Charles Town. Miss Stump was a graduate of Powhatan College.

Miss Anna Parks-Rucker is at home again from an extended stay with her brother, Roy Ruckman, at Keytesville MO

W W McCaine is attending a meeting of railroad auditors in Atlantic City. Mrs McClaine and son Clarence, are spending the week with relatives in Fairmont

Geo H Johnson and William Montgomery left Sunday to attend the annual reunion of Ex Confederates at Chattanooga Tenn. They are delegates from the local camp

Miss Wailes was called to Va last week by the illness of a brother. Miss Florence Williams accompanied her.


We are still having an abundance of rain, from present appearances a good hay crop is assured. Our old friend and neighbor, of antebellum days. Capt Jas A Parril, was amongst us last week looking after the harvesting machinery.

Charles Tasker, deputy assessor, was through our neighborhood last week, listing the property. According to his prices, stock is yet pretty valuable. We tried to give the prices of calves about here some two or three weeks ago, and as the item found its way to the waste basket we will again say that some buyers have offered as high as $28.00 per head for some lots of "grades" for fall delivery.

Last week, through the benevolence of some of the good people of our community, a beautiful church organ was placed in Rehoboth church, Miss Emma Roderick is our organist.

Last Saturday, Rev and Mrs W H Eubank, started to Horton, where he been called to take the pastorate of the Presbyterian congregation at that place. He stopped off here to visit old friends for a few days and will then proceed to their destination.

A J Luca returned last Saturday from a two weeks visit to his old home at Pumptown, Clarion county, Pa, where he attended a family reunion and the Golden Wedding of his parents, Mr and Mrs Michael Lucas, which occurred May 15, 1913. This is a rather remarkable family. Michael Lucas, is a retired farmer in easy circumstances, now 78 years old, both enjoying excellent health. They are the parents of 16 children, 4 of which died in infancy, 12-8 boys and 4 girls yet living, all of which have families of their own. There are also 49 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, all of which were present at this reunion, except one son, who was detained by sickness in his family, and 9 of the third and fourth generation. Mr A J Lucas reports a very pleasant time, there were tables prepared upon the lawn where nearly 200 guests besides the family partook a bountiful dinner, after while there were several short speeches by the "boys" and others, after which the photographer took charge and photographed first the parents and children , then the whole family, then the entire assembly. In this picture they had to place some upon the porch roof. This aged couple also received many beautiful and valuable presents, including quite a lot of the yellow metal in coin.

Rev L C Messick will preach at Rehoboth next Sunday, June 1st, at 3pm.

Uncle John


Mr and Mrs Jesse Fisher were visiting their daughter, Mrs Earle

Kate French attended the commencement at Powhatan College, Charles Town, and then went to Washington where she will visit friends

Guthrie Thompson spent last week with her sister, Mrs J M Pue

J B Shannon spent part of last week in town

Lucy Blue is attending Ft Loudon commencement, at Winchester Va

Marie Crounse and Helen McGlathery had Catherine Waddle as their guest Saturday evening

G W Cheshire, of Cumberland, was in town Wednesday

Mrs Windle died May 14, and was buried on the Hill. Mr Earle conducted the services

Grayson McBride, formerly of this place, died at his home at Pinto Md, May 22, and was brought here for burial

Mrs Hass, died at her home at South Branch, May 22 and was buried at Levels, Mrs French and Mrs Pownall, of this place, attended the funeral

Miss Fay Portmess spent some time with her grandmother, Mrs C M Millison


Mr and Mrs Olin Faulk was visiting Mr and Mrs G T Miller last Sunday

Mr and Mrs Harness Miller, of Rawlings, were visiting this community Saturday and Sunday

Mrs Zack Moon was visiting Minnie Redman last Monday

Mr L M Twigg's sale of May 20 was well attended and most of the articles brought good prices

Corn planted before this rain is coming up well, as also the weeds

Waxler Boy



  Mrs Ellen J Wilson, wife of J F Wilson, died Tuesday morning at her home at Oldtown, after a lingering illness of about two years, of complication of diseases. Besides her husband she is survived by 5 children, George B Wilson, home, C Wilson, of near Oldtown, Mary E Hamilton, at home, Margaret Keem, Oldtown, and Nora V Davis, of Cumberland, also one brother, J A Daniels, of Ellerslie, and two sister, Mrs C Shatzer and Mrs A P Stallings, of near Oldtown.


  A J Lichliter, died April 11 at Cherry Box, Missouri, aged 78 years. He leaves four sons and one daughter, grown and married. Mr Lichliter was a half brother of Capt Daniel Lichliter, this city, and a brother of Emory Lichliter, near Patterson's Depot.


  John R Loughry, aged 64 years, of Hannahsville, Tucker county, prominent in politics, merchant and postmaster, died of cancer of the bowels having been failing for the past six months. He was a Republican member of the Legislature of Tucker county in 1906 and was a member of the county executive committee for a quarter of a century, having served with honor and ability. He was a member of the Odd Fellow's Parsons lodge being one of the charter members of the first lodge organized in Tucker county.



  Hagerstown Lodge, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, had charge of the funeral yesterday of Samuel B Price, aged 72, a Union veteran of the Civil War and the oldest locomotive engineer on the Western Maryland Railway. He had been in the employ of the company for more than 47 years. Mr Price is survived by his wife and a son, Maurice H Price. The body was buried in Baltimore.


  Two men killed, two so badly injured that they are not expected to recover, and seven others severely hurt, is the total result of a bad freight wreck which occurred Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock two miles east of Pearre, on the Western Maryland Railroad, The dead:

Fireman Dyse, of Hagerstown, whose body was recovered from the wreck.

Brakeman Daily, of Hagerstown, body still under wreckage.

Of the injured who are so badly scalded that they are hardly expected to live are Engineer J C Kneisley and Fireman J P Hess.

Two engines, nineteen loaded cars and nine empty cars are piled up down a deep gully, the wreck being one of the worst freight mixups ever experienced by the road. Failure of Operator Haag, at Pearre, to deliver a train order is said to have been the cause.

  It was a head on collision in what as known as Cohill siding, about 42 miles east of Cumberland. All the injured are members of the train crews. It will take several days to clear up the wreckage.



  Bruce Portmess, third son of E T Portmess, whose former home was near Bethel, but now of Cumberland, died Wednesday night of last week in the Western Maryland Hospital of that dread disease typhoid fever. He had been sick nearly six weeks and was thought to be on his way to recovery when he was called away without any of the family being present. It was a sad shock to the family, Robert Bruce was 13 years and one month old. A very prominent bright young boy with a very sweet and amiable disposition, endearing all those to him who knew him. He was brought back to Bethel and laid to rest by his little sister, who had proceeded upon him about two years before. Their pastor, Rev Barrett, of Cumberland, accompanied them and conducted the funeral services, which were very touching, impressive and uplifting. He has gone no doubt to the better world, where pain is felt no more, where the flowers are ever blooming and is singing with the other children around God's throne. The pall bearers were six little boys nearly all of whom had been his playmates. He is survived by his father, mother, three brothers and three sisters. Their many friends, in their heart stricken grief, mourn with and extend their love and sympathy. May God bless the bereaved family. Mr E T Portmess is well known in Keyser having taught school here several years ago.



  We clip the following from the Higginsville Jeffersonian of Missouri, which will be of much interest to our readers, as Col. Vandiver was well and favorably known throughout this vicinity.
  Col George V Vandiver died at his home north of town at 11:10 o'clock Monday night. His death ended an illness of months. His wife and children and his only sister, Mrs Mary R Tabb, were with him at the end. A tumor caused his death.
  For days before his death Col Vandiver was in such pain that narcotics were given him to ease the suffering. Yet through it all he held the cheerful spirit which made him love the world and his world love him. The day before his death a number of his friends visited him, and he chatted and joked as pleasantly and smiled as bravely as ever before. The patience and fortitude with which he bore his illness were beautiful and heroic.
  George Vause Vandiver was born in Hampshire county, Va, March 22, 1844. He was 18 years old when the civil war began, and joined McNeills Rangers, an organization famous for reckless bravery. He was one of the picked men who made a dash into the Union lines and captured Generals Crook and Kelly. His title of colonel was honorary, but he made a splendid record as a soldier.
  After the war Col Vandiver spent a few years in Kentucky. He returned to Virginia and then in 1880 he married Miss Jemina Crawford. That same year he brought his bride to Missouri, settling into the west part of the county. A few years later he moved to this vicinity, where he remained until his death.
  There never lived a more hospitable host, a warmer friend or kindlier neighbor than Col Vandiver. He had keen but Habitually kindly wit, and he rarely stopped on the street to talk to anyone that a crowd did not gather to listen to his pleasantries.
  Besides his widow, Col Vandiver leaves three sons and two daughters. The sons are P R, C D and Joe Vandiver. The daughters are Mrs Clif Mason and Miss Frances Vandiver.|
  The funeral conducted by the Rev W F Rogers, pastor of the Presbyterian church was from the home Wednesday morning. Burial was in the City cemetery. The pallbearers were Samuel Downing, J W Endly, S W Vivion, L H Luke, J W Bartley, F L Field, Ed. Warden and A Mendelsoh.


  We all miss something in Higginsville this spring. The bright sunshine and soft rains have made the grass and trees and gardens come out with beauty. Along every shady street the birds are singing. The children are growing jubilant with the close of school. The prospects for abundant crops and good times are filling their elders with peace and content. Yet we feel a sense of loss on our morning walks to the post office, for now we never meet Col George Vandiver, with his hearty greetings, genial wit and brightening comments. We used to find him in front of the post office nearly every morning, and rare were the occasions when he didn't have some good story to tell, or his cheery badinage did not make us smile. But the illness which besieged this fine old soldier the last few months kept him from us. At his home, on a bed of pain, he made the good fight against odds, and many of us to whom he been a kind neighbor and true friend did not even find time to visit him. We who write this are guilty of such neglect, through our conscience often smites us when we remember that once when we were sick the Colonel came over and hoed our garden and filled our coal box, and showed us other kindnesses. And we hope the gallant Colonel remember through many of us were unable to get out to his farm to see him, he always had our hearts, our hopes and prayers.



  The senior class of the Shepherd College State Normal School at Shepherdstown held a big reception Friday night at which they announced the engagement of the principal of that school. Prof Thomas C Miller, formerly State Supt of free schools, to Miss Harriet Sommerville Hale, of Knoxville Tenn, an instructor in the school. The wedding is to take place in June following the Shepherd College commencement, and Prof Miller and his bride will leave immediately for a trip abroad.


H E Montgomery of Sewell and Estella M Shanholtz of Slanesville

Milford J Idleman of Scherr and Grace Lee Groves of Maypole.

Oliver D Evans and Virginia A Smith, both of Glebe

George W Howdershell of Moorefield and Archie Runners of Keyser

Wm H Baldwin and Rebecca Ratliff both of Moorefield


  One of the most enjoyable social events which has taken place in some time in our city, was the celebration of the 36th anniversary of the marriage of Jacob H Markwood and Otelia B Reese.
  A general invitation was extended to all their friends to be present at their home on Friday night last, from the hours of 8 to 11, and about 150 people were there who enjoyed the hospitality of the home. The inclement weather kept many others from attending.
  The rooms were tastefully decorated and beautifully lighted, with music by McIlwee's Orchestra. Each guest was presented with a carnation.
  One article of much interest was that of the miniature bride's cake, upon which was a figure of a bride., which was used at the wedding 36 years ago.
  Delicate refreshments were served throughout the evening.
  Many beautiful presents were brought by loving friends.
  Among the many guests were present at the wedding; Mrs Susan Leps, Mrs May Whitehill, Mr and Mrs D Long, Mrs W E Woolf, Mrs Jennie Kane, Col George T Carskadon, H C Homan, J B O Clemm, I M Long, V F and C J Alkire, Miss Nan Markwood, Mrs Rebecca Rinehart and Mr James B Reese.
  The event was one which will dwell long in the memory of those present, for Mr and Mrs Markwood have entwined themselves around the hearts of many of our people who know them to be friends true and tried.


F C Turley left Sunday for Wheeling

Mrs Wm Russell is spending the week in Baltimore

Miss Belle Hennen spent Sunday at her home at Deer Park

W H Stansberry spent several days in Fairmont last week

Miss Mary Browning Keller is the guest of Miss Nina Shuey in Piedmont

Mrs Arthur Horton of Cumberland spent several days last week with friends here.

Harry Brown, of Paris Va, son of Rev H A Brown, is visiting his parents here.

Marshall Johnson, Petersburg, spent Sunday here with his sister, Mrs Sue Selvey

Harry Worden, Jr, and family, of Davis, were guests of Mrs Margaret Keller on Sunday

Wm Selvey, who is attending school at Shepherdstown, spent Sunday here with his mother

Floyd and Will Fisher have returned from Parkersburg where they attended a commercial school.

Mrs W B Cornwell and little daughter, Marian, are spending a few days with Mrs Cornwell's father, Capt W B Colston, in Martinsburg.

Mrs R C Montague left Saturday for Baltimore , being called there by the illness of her mother, Mrs McGuire.

Elijah Reinhart left Friday evening for Alberta Canada, where he expects to locate. His many friends here wish him the greatest of prosperity.

Rev J A Hopkins, who has accepted a call to the Christian Church at Meyersdale and another point in Pennsylvania spent several days here last week with his family.

J Sloan Kuykendall has been appointed by Gov Hatfield a local director to assist in the arrangements for the state wide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the state.


The commencement exercises of St Peters Parochial School will take place in St Peters Hall on Monday evening June 16th.

Rev A L Narden, pastor of the U B church, has accepted a position with the International Correspondence School, of Scranton Pa, in which will engage as a side line with his other work

During the Fireman's convention to be held here in June the Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian church will serve meals.

Mr Riley Welton Mellon, of Chicago Junction, O, and Miss Katie Reeves, of Westernport, were married Tuesday, May 20, at the parsonage of the U B Church.

Mrs Charles F Huth, last Saturday morning on a visit to her sister, Mrs F S Winter, Hagerstown Md, accompanied by her as far as Martinsburg, returning the same day.

Mrs Robert G McCandlish of Hancock, is visiting Mrs Walter B McKinley, at St James rectory, Westernport.

Miss Annie Abernathy has returned to her home from a short visit to Gormania.

Miss Grace Davis has returned to her home here from an extended visit to relatives in Preston county.

Horace Hill, son of Mr Sewell Hill, of Luke, and a pupil in the eighth grade of the Piedmont Public School, broke his arm near the wrist while playing ball several days ago.

Mr R L Myers, who has been employed at the B&O here as track supervisor, has resigned to take charge of some construction work near Green Spring.


The drought has been broken by a fine rain Wednesday of last week, which was gladly welcomed by the farmers of this vicinity.

Deputy Sheriff R J Ruckman, of Romney, was in this vicinity the first of last week on business.

Tayor Spurling, the road man, is working the roads around here.

Rev W B Smith, of Beaver Run, will close his singing class here Sunday morning last.

We are glad to note T T Stickley, of Junction, is on the mend. We hope for his speedy recovery

Mrs Noah Hottinger is visiting his daughter, Mrs Wesley Mills, of Keyser

Noah Hottinger was a business visitor at Burlington Friday of last week

Wm High, the merchant near here, has his new store house under roof and will soon be ready to move in.


  When a druggist recommends a remedy for colds, throat and lung troubles, you can feel sure that he knows what he's talking about. C Lower, Druggist of Marion Ohio, writes of Dr King's New Discovery: "I know Dr King's New Discovery is the best throat and lung medicine I sell. I cure my wife of a severe bronchial cold after all other remedies failed." It will do the same for you if you are suffering with a cold or any bronchial, throat or lung cough. Keep a bottle on hand all the time for everyone in the family to use. It is a home doctor. Price 50c and $1.00. Guaranteed by all druggists. Adv


  Andrew Hotchkiss, a one armed miner, who is employed by the Davis Coal and Coke Co at the mines at W Va Junction, while engaged in digging coal on Monday morning had the misfortune to have a mining pick driven through his hand by a fellow worker, inflicting a severe wound.


  The Rev C Sydenstricker, of Shepherdstown, pastor of the M E Church, South, met with a painful accident Wednesday afternoon by being thrown out of his buggy, and sustaining the fracture of his right hip. He was driving to the country on the Martinsburg road, and about a mile from town his horse became frightened at a cow and started to run. In making a turn the buggy struck a telephone pole and the preacher was thrown out.

  The accident occurred near the residence of Fred Keplinger and the injured man was carried to his home, where his injuries were treated by Dr J L Myers, of Shepherdstown. After receiving treatment he was taken to his home where the fracture was reduced, and his condition is as good as can be expected.

  H A Dameron, having given his position as order and receiving clerk for the B&O, at the Keyser shops, C S Filler has been appointed at this place. Mr Filler has worked for several years for the railroad company's various departments, proving each case commendable proficiency and responsibility, thence his promotion, which of course means an increase of salary. Mr Dameron, who has been here three years, will return to his home in Virginia.


  Harrisonburg Va

  Despondent over a love affair, according to report, Miss Mollie McDorman, drank two ounces of iodine and a quantity of carbolic acid Saturday. A physician administered antidotes and saved the girl's life.
  At Smith's Circus and Carnival here two weeks ago the girl won a $100 diamond ring in the popularity contest. Yesterday, she is to alleged to have talked about self destruction, gone the round of drug stores, bought the poisons, giving her ring to a friend and then tried to die.
  She is an unusually pretty girl and is well known about the town.

Tight trousers are coming back into style. Why persecute the bow legged man?

The Western Maryland Railroad Company
Special Family Excursion
To Gettysburg Decoration Day
Friday, May 30, 1913
Also To The Beautiful Breezy Pleasure Park, Pen-Mar
Special Excursion Train will leave Keyser at 3:08 A M
Arrive at Gettysburg 5:25 PM
A R Merrick-General Supt
F M Howell, General Passenger Agt

  The Ronceverte Times has resumed publications with Hon O A Price as its good angel who puts up the money and Mr Woodhouse, of Staunton, an old time editor and printer as the office man. There is a new paper of Elkins called the Randolph Review edited by Hon Jas W Weir, one of the most accomplished writers of W Va. Both papers are Democratic and consequently Democratic stock has gone up considerably in this part of W Va.


  Twenty two years before the public as amusement caterers is the proud record of the famous Sun Brother's Shows, that are coming to Keyser on June 6 for two performance, afternoon and night. This will also signalize the appearance of the greatest array of high class European and American artists that ever before appeared with an aggregation of the size and kind. It is an establishment fact that the Sun Show in the past has always offered its patrons the highest form of the arenic art and also the neatest display of wild animals procurable. Among the special features in this article can be found , a genuine bearded Wanderboos from Africa and a duo of real Bengal Tigers; a quartette of the finest performing African forest bred lions; the sun troupe of acting and pantomimic elephants, said to be the very greatest "big animal: act in existence. Then there is the Plenthora of Asiatic and Siberian camels, dromedaries, sacred cattle from India; huge African chimpanzees, baboons, monkeys, tropical birds, etc. Also an exhibit of real laughing spotted hyenas; altogether one of the most comprehensive displays of wild beats and odd animals ever before exhibited anywhere.

  The show uses ten acres of tents and pavilions, and for the big top performance, a big six pole canvas is used and seats are provided for the largest possible audience. Magnificent lights and spectacular illuminations are used at night time, in fact, making the show grounds and interior of the tents as light as day time.



  President Wilson today sent to the Senate the following nominations:

  Antries A Jones, of New Mexico, to be the First Assistant Secretary of the Interior

  Clay Tallman, of Nevada, to be Commissioner of the General Land Office..

  Charles M Bruce, of Virginia, to be Assistant Commissioner of the General Land Office

  Postmasters-W H Strauss, Johnstown Pa, Fletcher C George, Lilly Pa, Margaret W Buchanon, Scalp Level, Pa, Edward Raker, Shamokin, Pa, Bernard Hepbling, Aspinwall, Pa

  James Brady, Barbersville W Va, F J Brown, Bluefield W Va, Andrew Price, Marlinton W Va, Thomas F Henritze, Welch W Va.



  Mrs James Marshall, her son James, and daughter, Icy, were burned to death and three other children were seriously burned today when a kerosene can with which she was starting a fire, exploded.

  Three more members of the Marshall family of Little Hocking, victims of the crude oil explosion of Monday morning, died Monday afternoon and evening. The total of deaths is thus brought up to six. The niece and stepson, who were sufferers, also, were not so well this morning, but their recovery is likely. The last three to die were girls, aged 15, 12, and 9 years.

  The funeral of the entire six will be held Wednesday morning. The dead are Mrs Catherine Marshall, Raymond, Helen, Stella, Priscilla and Maude Marshall, wife and children of Marion Marshall. Clifton Johnson, a stepson, of Marshall, and Lena Harris, both escaped, badly burned.

Feel languid, weak, rundown? Headache? Stomach "off"? A good remedy is Burdock Blood Bitters. Ask your Druggist. $1.00. Adv


  A posse, headed by Deputy U S Marshal Howard Smith, arrived here last night with five moonshiners, captured after a desperate chase through the mountains.

  Several times the officials located stills of the moonshiners, but they were not able to capture the men until they finally surrounded them in the dead of the night and caught them unprepared. The lookout was captured before he could make an outcry to warn his "pals" and the four were overpowered while in their beds.

Berkeley Springs

  Vice President and Mrs Marshall are expected to arrive in Berkeley Springs Saturday May 31st and will be met at the depot by the City Band and the Citizens Committee, who will escort them to the home of Major De Frees, U S A, where they will be entertained during their visit. On Saturday evening, a public reception will be tendered them in the ballroom of the Dunn Hotel. On Sunday morning at 11 o'clock Mr Marshall will deliver an address in the Presbyterian church, and at 3pm a mass meeting of a patriotic nature will be held in the State Grove.


  For 36 years the J B Williams Co, Marble and Granite Dealers of 99 N. Center street, Cumberland Md, and 60 east Main street, Frostburg Md, has been the leaders in their line. This year has been no exception. Noted among the handsome pieces of memorial work erected by them is the Offner Monument in Queens Point Cemetery, and Shank and Strothers Monuments in Burlington. An invitation is extended to the readers of the Tribune to visit their places and see a real Marble Yard. (Adv)


  At the great gathering at Gettysburg next July, everything that can be done for the comfort of the visitors is being arrangements.

  The arrangements are in charge of two of the most experience men in the department of the U S Army There will be 6,000 tents, 48,000 cots and blankets, 12,000 wash basins, 50,000 plates, 50,000 cups, 50,000 spoons, 50,000 each of knives and forks

  There will be 400 army cooking ranges, 800 cooks, 800 assistant cooks and 130 bakers. This looks as if the visitors need not go hungry.

  Hospitals, and artesian wells to furnish fine water, will be provided, looking to the health of the visitors.

  For full particulars write to Col R Preston Chew, Charles Town.

Cheapest accident insurance-Dr Thomas' Electric Oil. For burns, scalds, cuts and emergencies. All druggists sell it. 25c and 50c . Adv


  Next Sunday will be Children's Day at the M E Church, and a program of unusual interest will be carried out. All strangers within our gates will be made welcome.


  The C&P Telephone Co has an option on and most likely will buy the Berkeley Spring Telephone Co owned by Mr John J Hetzel, of Martinsburg W Va.


  Either three or five members of the U S Senate will go to Paint Creek Coal fields in W Va this week to begin the investigation of charges of oppression of the close of the mines of that region set forth in the Kern resolution, adopted at the close of a long struggle in the Upper House last night.
  Senators Swanson, of Va, Shields, of Tenn, and Borah of Odaho, are certain to go, while Senators Martine of New Jersey and Kenyon of Iowa added to the subcommittee mat decide to join them.


  Senator Kerns resolution calling for the investigation of the mining troubles in W Va passed the senate tonight. Debate on the measure took up the most of the afternoon and ran well along into the night when it finally passed by a viva voce vote. A committee of five Senators will begin an investigation of the conditions in the district probably this week.


  Another blow has been struck at bootlegging in Tucker county. The Dry Fork country seems to be prolific of this sort of thing and it is in that section of the county that raids were made by officers from this place and Parsons last Saturday night. Chief of Police Russell Bolyard, of Parsons, accompanied by Frank Pritt, and Blaine Hershman, came to Davis Saturday evening with the Constable Arthur Bennett, of this place, started for Laneville about 7 o'clock. O W Buckley drove the raiding party up, reaching Laneville after the people of the town had retired for the night, but on arriving there found that two of them had left town some time ago. Clem Nelson and a man by the name of Harman were the other two for whom they had warrants. Procuring a guide, a young man who hesitated somewhat , stating to the officer that he knew the Nelson's reputation for using firearms, they proceeded to the Nelson house and entered without waiting for an invitation. They found their man in bed, having received a tip before hand they knew where to find the government license that was concealed behind tin on the wall of the kitchen. They took the license and what liquor they could find, about a gallon and a half, and proceeded to Harman's house. They found him laid up with a broken leg and shoulder and could not bring him with them, but did get his government license. They raided one other place on their own initiative. They returned to Davis about nine o'clock Sunday morning bringing Nelson and whatever evidence they found with them. They took him on to Parsons on the morning train, where he was placed in jail. He is a son in law to the man Ketterman, whose still was seized on Dry Fork this spring. -Davis News


  Gov Hatfield issued a proclamation tonight declaring June 20, the 50th anniversary of the creation of the state, a legal holiday, and requesting the citizens of the state to celebrate the day.


  The New Department of Agriculture of the State of W Va in an interview for publication has the following to say with the reference to the Exposition to be held at Wheeling, June 15 to 21st in celebration of W Va's 50th birthday.
  It is the purpose of the department to do what may be done to assist in the management of the exposition in its efforts to present a creditable exhibit showing the wonderful development of our natural resources and the possibilities for the future. It is primarily the object of this office to advertise and assist in developing the agriculture interests of the state, but taking more the general idea that anything that leads to the improvement and development of our resources is likewise beneficial to all, we are now asking the exhibits of coal, oil, lumber, building stone, or stone suitable of road building, and for agricultural purposes, as lime either ground or burnt; all agriculture or horticulture products and samples of soil. We want exhibits of wool of all grades and conditions. We want exhibits of dairy products.
  Anyone interested in exhibiting any of the above named products of W Va, should write the commissioner of agriculture at once, and full directions will be given for taking and preparing a suitable exhibit. Every exhibitor will, of course, get credit for his exhibit.
  The time is so short that immediate action is necessary. Write at once for particulars.

Very Truly Yours,
H E Williams
Charleston, W Va


  State Senator Hood, who has been attending a meeting of the Bribery Investigating Committee, at Wheeling, returned Tuesday night. This committee was appointed by the last legislature to investigate the charges of bribery.
  The Committee made up a signed and sealed report of its finding and the same will be opened at the trial of the several accused of bribery, and who now stand indicted.
  It is very clear there will be some startling revelations when the facts brought out by the investigating committee are made known to the public.













Sam Sheetz is confined to his home by illness.

W A Liller was in Cumberland on Saturday.

Rozel Stehley is at home for his summer vacation

Miss Kate Sims was in Cumberland over Sunday

Thomas Stanley and family are in Baltimore on a visit.

Hal Jeffries of Pittsburgh is the guest of John Sincell

Dr Robert Gerstell returned this week from New York

Catherine Sharpless was a Piedmont visitor this week

Mr and Mrs John Wolford spent Sunday in Piedmont

Mrs N J Crooks is in Grant county on a two weeks visit

Mrs W R Davis was shopping in Cumberland Saturday

Mrs Murry Winters and son left Wednesday for Philadelphia

Mr Sherwood of South Branch was a Sunday visitor in this city

Mr and Mrs Floyd Smoot were in Westernport over Sunday

Mrs J N Judy of Petersburg has been visiting in this city this week

George Lawson of Terra Alta was visiting his brother here on Sunday

Mrs Nettie Chandler, of Glady, is visiting her mother, Mrs Sharpless

A A Dorsey, of Parsons, is in the city today with his daughter Alberta

Mrs Alva Feet, of Baltimore, is visiting her sister, Mrs Boyd Linthicum

Mrs Margaret Reeves of Piedmont, spent Sunday with her parents

Miss Ella Sharpless has returned home from a visit to her sister at Bemia

Zark Arnold of near Keyser was operated on Saturday at the Hoffman Hospital

Mrs Floyd Edgell and children, of Harpers Ferry, are visiting relatives here

Mrs Eleanor Shea, of Pittsburgh, is a guest at the home of Judge Reynolds

Mrs Dr L L Edgell has as her guest this week, her sister, Mrs Curtis, of Pittsburgh

J C Michael came down from Frostburg on Tuesday and reports it very cold up there

Miss Mildred Wright who has been teaching at Adamston, has returned home, her school being completed

J L Githens and daughters Florence and Reva, left Tuesday for Melville, Montana on a visit to his uncle

Mr and Mrs J R Purdy and little daughter left this morning for a few days visit with friends in Baltimore

H M Wells has secured the services of J C Michael, of Oakland, to assist him in his painting work

Walter Evans, Cliff Leary, Sam, Bud and Henry Merryman took an auto ride to Piedmont Monday afternoon

Walter Fortney is visiting friends in Keyser. He is connected with the Goodrich Rubber Co, of Akron Ohio

James H Jones, formerly a resident of our city but now a Winchester Va, is visiting his daughter, Mrs E B Cornell

Mrs George Michaels, who has been a patient in the Western Maryland Hospital, has recovered and came to Keyser on Saturday last

Mrs F P Edgell has returned to her home at Harper's Ferry, leaving her two children here to make a longer visit with their grandmother

J F Grayson and family, who have been in Garrison, Iowa, have returned to this section, and are contemplating locating in Cumberland

W A Liller, left Thursday night for Pike county, Ky, where he has closed contracts for several hundred houses and other kind of work

Harry Miller and family, of Baltimore, are visiting Mrs Miller's parents. Mr Miller is employed at the B&O and at the present in Huntington in charge of some important changes that are being made

Will Swisher is in the city this week, coming here from Piqua Ohio, in his auto, accompanied by his wife. He was in the flood district. He and his wife, accompanied by Mrs John Swisher left Tuesday in their auto on a visit to Dayton Va

Rev O A Price was at Piedmont last Sunday morning assisting in the installation of Rev M A Ray as pastor of the Presbyterian church. Mr W C Clayton conducted the morning services in the Presbyterian church here and Mrs Price filled the pulpit at night.

Dr Bell has purchased of T H Davis a Ford car

John N Judy of Petersburg is visiting Mr C H Vossler

B V Inskeep, of Jenkins Ky, is at home on his vacation

Mr and Mrs Arthur Wells were in Cumberland Monday.

Mr and Mrs Maurice Jones were in the city over Sunday

J L Shaffer of Cumberland was in the city this week on business

Mrs Milton Wright and little daughter left today for a visit to Va

Mr and Mrs Carl Miller of Fairmont are spending a few days in the city

Mrs W H Crabtree has gone for a months visit to her sister at Uniontown Pa

Miss Mary Moore, who has been at Powhattan College, Charles Town, is at home

Mrs Cletis Channel was in the city this week visiting her mother, Mrs Sharpless

Miss Katherine Piper, who is teaching at Luke, is visiting friends in the city

Mrs William Martin, who has been visiting at Youngstown Ohio has returned

Mrs Elmer Snyder and daughter Anna Belle of Davis, were in the city Tuesday

Mr and Mrs Wm Sollers went to Oakland Wednesday to pay his home folks a visit.

Mr and Mrs Alonzo Umstot, Hutchinson Kans, were visiting here one day this week

Miss Mary Norwood and brother Marshall, were visiting there sister, Mrs Shobe, Sunday

Dr Henry Grusendorf is entertaining Mrs C Grusendorf of Edgewood Farm this week

Sam Merryman has completed his contract of plastering at Bond, Md, and returned home

Mrs Jerry Chadwick, of South Cumberland, was visiting friends at Keyser and McCoole Sunday

Mr J A Glaze has gone to Grafton with his amusement devices. His wife accompanied him.

Mrs Ralph Wilson of Mt Savage, has been visiting her old home for a few days this week

Mr and Mrs Morris Jones, of Williamsport, have been visiting relatives and friends for a few days.

Col T B Frye who attended the general meeting of the Presbytery at Atlanta Ga, returned Saturday

Oliver Conrad, of Washington, C H, Stepfather of N J and W E Crooks, is in the city visiting

Levi Baker, of Shenandoah county, Va, was in the city a few days visiting his brother, H W Baker

Rev R G Hammond has returned from Indianapolis Ind, where he has been to visit his brother who was seriously ill.

Dr H M Moffett, of Charles Town, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will preach the baccalaureate sermon to the graduating class of the Prep School on Sunday, June 8.

James W Fleming, long a resident of this city, is in the city on a visit. He states to us that he came from nowhere in particular and going to the same place in the near future. He has been for some time in northern Canada.

Mrs Roy Warner returned to her former home at Martinsburg on Monday, on account of her health, the climate here not seeming to agree with her. We trust that Mrs Warner will soon return and will be able to remain permanently.

Joseph Moody, of Washington, is here on a visit

Floyd Trexler, of Terra Alta, is visiting friends here.

Mayor Kight, of Elk Garden, was in the city Tuesday

Charles Harvey, of Cabin Run, was in the city Thursday

Mrs D T Greenwade is visiting this week with friends in Cumberland.

Mr J V Bell, clerk of courts, has been in Martinsburg this week on business.

Miss Edna Kaplon has gone to the Eastern cities to purchase goods for their store

Mr and Mrs Charles Broome went to Grafton Thursday to attend the Memorial Day exercises.

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

FOR SALE-A 2 story brick building; store and ware room; 9 living rooms and bath; east side of Main street. For further information apply to J B Criser, 58 W Piedmont St, Keyser.

Wanted-A good woman, either white or colored, and preferably middle aged, to do general work in a family of one person. Apply to 89 Davis Street. Keyser

You enjoy eating and getting fat when you buy your grocery supplies at L C McDonalds

The new silk mill is expected to start about June 2, with 60 employees.

McIlwee's Concert Band will give a concert on May 30 on Mr J H Markwood's lawn at 8 o'clock.

The new goods at D Long and Son are catching the trade. Don't miss seeing them.

Topsy, a valuable mare belonging to James Hoover, died Monday, leaving a colt only two days old, which will be brought up by hand.

For any itchiness of the skin, for skin rashes, chap, pimples, etc. try Doans Ointment. 50c at all drug stores.

R M Workman's stable was badly wrecked Monday, by some cars running off the tracks in the W M yard and crashing through it.

Messrs Bane, who bought the old skating rink, are making arrangements to tear the building down in a short time and erect tenement houses on the lot.

A painful wound was inflicted on Roy Clark Monday afternoon, by a piece of metal flying and cutting him in the eye. He was working on the W M RR at McCoole helping cut a rail when he was injured.

Mrs James A Sharpless, 140 Centre St, who has been an authorized agent to the Curtis Publishing Co, for several years, will continue to take subscriptions to the Ladies Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post and The Country Gentleman. Phone 52k

The graves of the deceased members of the Keyser Band will be decorated on May 30, by the living members. Five members are now dead, since the band was organized 18 years ago, as follows: Clyde Davis, Offard Boucher, Sterling Lynch, Earl Aronhalt and Pap Fisher.

At the annual election of the Cohongoronto Club, held May 28, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Taylor Morrison, Vice President, Chas N Finnell, Secretary, G H Reynolds, Treasurer, H L Arnold, Board of Governors, R A Welch, W W Markwood and C E Nethkin.

One day last week, John E Stagg and Ervin Ritzell caught 6 young red foxes near Headsville. They saw one fox out playing and thinking it was a fox squirrel, shot it, and on going to get it they found it to be a young fox and they saw others run to a large yard. They set a sack at the end of a log and punched them out, catching them alive. They then sold them to a party at Alaska for $10. It is said that foxes are very plentiful this year.



  Buick Roadster with top, seats three, good running order. Price $275. Dr Lantz, Alaska W Va.


  The public is cordially invited to our Children's Day Exercises at 10 am June 1st. M H Keen, P C


  Contractor Henry Baker is putting a new front in C L Everhart's store. Two large show windows with plate glass, one on either side of the door, and each with a front of some eight feet. Mr Everhart has purchased a lot of fine show window fixtures.


  Remaining unclaimed in the post office at Keyser W Va week ending May 29, 1913.

  Mrs J N Camden, Miss Sara Croak, Miss Lizzie Holt, Mrs M Rotruck, Mrs E A Taylor, Mrs Rebecca Talbot, Miss Emily Tross, Mrs Chas Warren, Scott Bailey (2), H J Boyce, J M Brewer, Francis Dayton, Jim Paugh, W E Shear, Dr J D Summers.


  The second examination for the season will be held in the study hall of the Prep School, Thursday and Friday, June 12-13, beginning the first morning promptly at 8 o'clock. Applicants from other counties must have permits from their county Supt's. Any inquiry concerning the examination will be promptly answered. Richard W Thrush, Co Supt.


  The Pink Mysterious Supper which was given Tuesday night by the Young Girl's Missionary Society, was a success in every way. The menu is given below:

Boston Brains Son of Noah
Cause of Neighborhood Contentions
Chopped Commutator Shipper Harbor
Child Delight Fruit of the Vine
Fruit of the Wheat Berry Extract
Boston Overthrow Ivory Manipulator
Spring Offerings What Mankind Has Been Doing
Since Eve Ate the Apple Frigid Zone of Cupid Taste


  The following accounts are before me for settlement:

  Mary Dempsey, Adm of Leo Dempsey, Dec.

  C M Thrasher, Guardian of Sarah E McMaster and Loraine McMaster, Infants of Robert McMaster.

  These accounts will be taken up and settled as required by law.

  Wm MacDonald
  Commissioner of Accounts


  Very little hope is entertained for the recovery of Mayor Wm W Hennen, of Deer Park,. He was not operated upon, the hospital surgeons at Fairmont deeming it unadvisable, the cancerous growth having extended too far. Great sympathy is felt for the patient whose condition the doctors on Sunday last regarded as critical. One of Mr Hennen's sons was expected to reach New York from Panama on Monday, and on Sunday, two daughters of the Mayor left Deer Park for Fairmont to be with their father.-Garrett Journal of 29th.


  Under the direction of the Public School library the Turner Art Exhibit will be given in the High School Library room next week from June 4 to 7th.

  The exhibit of two hundred pictures including beautiful large reproductions of the standard art masterpieces of the world in painting, sculpture and architecture, as well as the most beautiful of natures scenery.

  The admission to the exhibit will be 10 cents to school pupils and 20 cents to others.


  The McNeill Chapter U D C will meet Saturday afternoon May 31, 1913, promptly at three o'clock at the home of Mrs Edwin A Burke in McCoole. A full attendance is requested. If any members of the U D C are visiting in the community or have moved here to live they are especially invited to meet with McNeill Chapter and will have a cordial welcome.

Mrs W H Frye, President

Maria Vass Frye, Secretary


  The graduation exercises of the Western Maryland Hospital Training School for Nurses held Wednesday evening in the Masonic Temple, Cumberland.

  The graduates were Misses Jean Raltson, Florence Hartman, Rose Robb, Nellie Brant, Gertrude Tewell and Josephine Keech, and their diplomas were presented by the President of the Hospital Board, John W Young.

  The graduation exercises were followed by a dance under able management of Miss Hall.


  Preparations are already under way for the great W Va Fair, to be held in Parkersburg, September 23, 24, 25 and 26. Judge Reese Blizzard, president of the Fair Association. Treasurer W B Kincheloe, Secretary William Dudley, and Ex Secretary Harry D Perkins, met several days ago and made the preliminary arrangements.

  Those remarkable large number of horses in training at the Fair Grounds is expected to be increased largely before the middle of the summer.


  Samuel B Montgomery, former State Senator in W Va, and original Roosevelt man in W Va, was a caller on President Wilson at the White House Monday, accompanied by Congressman W G Brown, who introduced him. Mr Montgomery went to Washington to assist in furnishing data in connection with the proposed investigation of the condition at Paint Creek and he is understood to have discussed these matters with the President.


  With a month and a half in which to dispose of their stock, the saloonists of this city are beginning to close out their business and many have already secured other locations and will move there. When the drought sets in, July 1. Grafton will be permanently dry, and surrounded as it will be for a year, at least with wet towns, it will be a veritable Sahara.
  Latrobe street is almost entirely devoted to the liquor business and with the vacating of the rooms along the street, the work of filling them with other business, not already overdone, will cause unusual activity.


  If 400 season tickets at $1.50 each can be sold in Keyser and vicinity, the Lincoln Chautauqua System, an Illinois corporation operating 300 Chautauquas in the West, will put one if its 6 days Chautauquas here. The policy of this company is to accept only large guarantees but on account of the recent floods in Ohio they have some open time to fill in at a loss.
  The Chautauqua will consist of the same talent that will appear at Cumberland, a different lecturer and concert company each day for six days. The Chautauqua people furnish a large tent seating over 2,000 people, lighted with electricity and up to date in every respect.
  If you will fill out and mail the order blank for tickets in another part of this paper you will bring the Chautauqua to Keyser, and it will cost you only twelve and one half cents per session, or six and one fourth cents per number. Season tickets are transferable and secure you one admission for one person to each number during the entire six days.


  Just why the coal mined in the Fairmont region is not weighed in the local yards, but hauled to Keyser before it is placed on the scales, is not explained by the B&O traffic officials who recently issued orders that the scales here should be put out of business and all Fairmont coal weighed at the other end of the division. The order throws a number of highly paid employees out of work here and forces them to move their families to Keyser. Nothing but local shipments are pushed over the scale knuckles here.
  In coal circles recently the order has been discussed in many cases unfavorably for its natural that the operator wants his output weighed as soon after it leaves his siding as possible for there is no doubt that dragging the cars over the mountain divisions will not cause the tonnage to increase to any extent.-Fairmont Times.


  Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the stockholders of the Brown Lumber Co, a corporation created and organized under the laws of the state of W Va, held at Piedmont, W Va, on the 29th day of May, 1913, the following resolutions were adopted:
  Resolves 1st. That the Brown Lumber Co , a corporation created and organized under the laws of the state of W Va does hereby discontinue business as a corporation and surrenders it said State its charter and corporate franchises. The Board of Directors will proceed to convert the property, chose in action and all assets of this corporation into cash, and pay off and discharge all its debts, liabilities and obligations; and after fully discharging all such debts, liabilities and obligations, divide, the remainder among the stockholders pro rats with their several holdings of the stock, but no suck payment shall be made to any stockholder until after the publication of the notice herein provided.
  Resolved 2nd. That the president of this corporation cause notice of the adoption of the foregoing resolution to be published in some newspaper of general circulation, published near the principle office or place of business of this corporation once a week for four successive weeks; and that he certify these resolutions to the Secretary of the State of W Va, and deliver to him a certificate showing the publication of said notice, as provided by law.
  Given under my hand this 29th day of May, 1913

  Wm R Williams
  President of said corporation
  Attest: John Mackie, Secretary


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

Sarah E Boseley, Adm of Thornton C Boseley, Deceased

A M Norman, Executor of the estate of E M Norman, Deceased

Margaret E Weaver, Guardian for Joseph C Weaver

John Schriber, Adm of John White, Deceased

W C Grimes, Adm of Henry Shea, Deceased

C C Seymour, Executor of the estate of Margaret McNeill, Deceased

Bessie A Stonebraker, Adm of Geo T Stonebraker, Deceased

J Herman Frase, Guardian of Margaret Eva Fase.

Given under my hand this 22nd day of May 1913.

R A Welch, Com of Accounts


Choice Party of West Virginians
To attend World's Sunday School
Conventions at Zurich, July 8-15, 1913

  The first ship load of delegates to the World's Convention will leave Boston, New York and Montreal later, for those who cannot leave the homeland so long. Persons who would like to take the trip, may secure information by addressing General Secretary A T Arnold, Board of Trade Building, Wheeling W Va, who has the appointment of delegates from W Va.


  Bucklen's Arnica Salve is known everywhere as the best remedy made for all diseases of the skin, and also for burns, bruises and boils. Reduces inflammation and is soothing and healing. J T Sossaman, publisher of News, of Cornelius N C, writes that one box helped his serious skin ailment after other remedies failed. Only 25c. Recommended by all druggists. Adv


Under and by virtue of decree of the Circuit Court of Mineral County, W Va, passed on the 18th day of April, 1913, in the Chancery cause of C E Nethken, adm of John H Shobe, deceased, against John W Shobe, and others, the undersigned Special Commissioner, appointed for the purpose.


  452 acres; 50 acres creek bottom; 50 acres cleared upland. Located on Patterson's Creek Pike ten miles from Keyser. Good large dwelling house, all necessary outbuildings; orchards; two never failing wells, convenient to school, two churches, store, etc. For prices and terms address: Dr Percival Lanyz, Alaska W Va.