Friday, October 31, 1913




The Ladies Aid Society of the M E Church South, held a festival in Odd Fellow's Hall last Saturday evening. This about wiped out the balance on the parsonage debt.

Rev W W White was at Flintstone, Md, this week, assisting Rev Harry Marsh, Jr, in a revival meeting

Mine Supt. Jacob Ott was at Wheeling this week working his way up to the 32nd degree in Masonry. He was accompanied by Dr P S Keim

Mr C L Bane has given up the position as post master. In fact he had not yet bonded for the office and was acting all the time as Mr Rollman's assistant or in the capacity of his assistant. Owing to business changes, Mr C L Bane expects to discontinue business here and the firm of I H Bane & Bro is closing out the stock in the store. Mrs F C Rollman will become Rev F C Rollman's assistant and arrangements have been made to continue the post office in its former place, the Rollman building. Rev F C Rollman will continue in charge of The Star of Hope Child Refuge the same as if this change had not occurred.

Here is something to interest teachers and school patrons, and incidentally the entire school community. Under the direction of State Supt. M P Shawkey, State Supervisor L J Hanifan has prepared a Hand Book on Social Meetings to be held in rural school houses. It is for amusement, recreation, social life and improvement that social meetings are encouraged. As stated in the Hand Book, "There used to be apple cuttings , the bean stringlings, the sugar makings. There used to be husking bees, the barn raisings, the threshing days, even the log rollings. There used to be the spelling bees, the old time "Literariness," the "heated" debates. (We have the "Literaries" in Elk District and they are well attended. Let us have more of them.) There are not so many of these "diversions" today. In many communities nearly all of these have been entirely abandoned. Nothing has taken their places." Send to Supervisor L Hanifan, Charleston, W Va for a Hand Book on Social Meetings. Some might have a "Travel Program" "A Farmers Evening" "Peace Day Program" "Washington or Lincolns Birthday Program" "Indian Night" a literary, or something. See the Hand Book for suggestions. Who will be the first teacher to act? Wisconsin and other states have taken up this work for the first time with much success. Supervisor Hanifan writes that in one community last week at the first social meeting, 200 were present. Let the good work begin.

Mr and Mrs D C Arnold celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on Thursday evening, October 23, 1913. The bride and the groom blushed as the guests were introduced to them reminding one of a real wedding. Games were entered into most heartily and many were the brilliant flashes of wit and humor. Appetizing refreshments were served and keenly relished. The bride and groom were the recipient of many beautiful presents. Those present were; Rev W W White and wife, Rev John A Shockey, Mr Geo R Branner and wife, Mr Robert Grant and wife, Mr Thomas Bennear and wife, Mr Jacob Ott and wife, Mr James Norman and wife, Mr R M Dean and wife, Mrs Myrtle Keim, Mrs Seymour Taylor, Mrs Harry Foreman, Mrs Mary Harris, Mrs J Raymond Hubbs, Misses Mary and Hannah Mason, Cora Keim, Adna Middleton, Eliza Foreman, Eva Dishong, Messrs L O Taylor, Lee Foreman, W H Arnold.

The new manager of the B&L store will be Mr John Shaffer of Thomas. He has been General Manager C H Lantz's stenographer. He is a young man and well qualified for the position, and well doubtless prove to be a worthy successor of an illustrious predecessor. Mr Branner will not assume the management of the B&L store at Thomas for a week or more.

Hello Baltimore! Hello central of the Western Maryland! The passenger coach of the Elk Garden branch has no arrangement for heating it. The passengers shiver the whole trip on cold mornings and cold windy days. Please heat the car before it kills all the passengers.


Review of Oct 29

Mrs Belle Davis is visiting in Washington

G P Miller made a business visit to Martinsburg Saturday

Mrs Annie McBride is spending some time in Cumberland

Dr A N McLeever is spending a few days in Wardensville

Mrs Mary Daily spent several days last week in Cumberland

F G Butler, of Charles Town, was a business visitor here last week

Mrs C E Whipp and children are visiting relatives in Frederick, Md

Mrs Campbell Pancake and children returned home Saturday from a trip to Virginia

Mr and Mrs Edward Zimmerman, of Baltimore Md, are the guests of Mr and Mrs J S Zimmerman

Mrs Julius Taylor, of Purgittsville, left Friday for Bannock, Ohio, where she will visit her daughters

Mrs T W Pownall and children spent several days last week with her sister, Mrs R M Frye, in Keyser

Mrs John J Cornwell is spending the week with her daughter, Mrs Eugene E Ailes, of Bethesda Md.

Fireman Lewis, a brakeman on the Hampshire Southern, has returned from Petersburg to Cumberland, where he will work for the B&O.

T E Donavan, of Baltimore, has been spending several days in the town and county buying up what apples he can get. He says the Hampshire apples are ahead of those from any other section.

Hon. Milton E Ailes, of Washington, spent Monday with friends here.

J R Smith and family, of Kirby, were visiting relatives and friends in Cumberland last week

John E Offner, an account of whose injury was made in our last issue, has since been very ill. As we go to press he is in a critical condition and but slight hope is entertained of his recovery.

Rev G A Gibbons was taken ill at John H Parker's Saturday night, and was unconscious Sunday. He had gone there expecting to start hunting Monday, but his illness prevented. His wife, who was visiting in Virginia, and his son and daughter were telegraphed for. Tuesday morning Mr Gibbons was reported better. Dr Wright of Burlington, is attending him.


Mr D R Leatherman, of Frederick City, was looking after business interests here last week

Capt. Jas A Parrill was here Tuesday, we suppose in the interest of the International Harvester Co. He seems to be the right man in the right place

Mr and Mrs Albert Amtower of Pierce, were the guests of her father, W W Kitzmiller, last week

Mr T H Brock succeeded in having several hundred trout put in Emory Run. Now boys look after 3 years.

Rev J A Shockey will preach at Blake Chapel Hartmonsville next Sunday at 3 o'clock

Dist. Supt. D C Arnold, visited our school last week. He is full of educational advancement.

Mr Jas L Kitzmiller was operated on for appendicitis in a Cumberland hospital recently. He was getting along well was the latest report.

Although we live on top of the Alleghany mountains, 2,200 feet above sea level, it is not the most sterile place in the world. Mr Minnie Duling dug from one hill of potatoes, 40 large eating potatoes , and standing upon a knoll south of Hartmonsville, 46 hay stacks can be counted in an area of one third of a mile, and they will average nearly 3 tons per stack, besides 5 or 6 barns filled with hay.

Mrs J P Arnold was visiting at Mr W P Roderick's last Tuesday

Miss Blanche Duling is able to walk about the home after much suffering from typhoid fever

Stock cattle are being contracted for, to be 6 ½ cents per pound gross. This don't sound much like cheap beef

A Company is negotiating for the lease of the Freeport vein of coal of Mr D R Leatherman of which he owns several hundred acres.

Mr R V Hanlin recently sold a yearling steer that brought him $53.40. This is the highest prices we have ever heard of for stock cattle.



Miss Ida Whiteman was visiting at Fountain the past two weeks

Mr and Mrs Edgar Purgitt of Keyser were visiting Mr Wm Whiteman last Saturday

Mrs S R Biser attended Hagerstown Fair and visited relatives at Frederick

Mr William Junkins of Bayard was visiting relatives here last week

Richard Ludwick took in the Hagerstown Fair

Mr John J Stump and family of Cumberland were visiting Mrs C D Whiteman

Mr Wilbur Blackburn of Bayard was visiting at Stone House last week

Mr and Mrs Edgar Rogers and family of Fountain were visiting relatives the past week

Rev G A Gibbons has been a guest at Stone House has been very ill, but is much better now

Miss Nannie J Ludwick was visiting near Purgittsville last week

Mrs John H Parker is convalescing

Mr J H Cheshire, Mrs Effie Cheshire and Mary Cheshire were visiting at Frederick and attended the fair

Miss Sadie Leatherman of Old Fields is visiting here.



Last Monday evening a "northwester" struck us and continued twenty four hours giving us a very good tracking snow and ripened up vegetation generally. Today it is more calm and the snow is melting slowly.

Last week Gabe Hanlin finished harvesting his bumper crop of potatoes. Out of 73 square rods of land he harvested 170 bushels, which is about 372 ½ bushels per acre. He weighed 11 smooth potatoes which weighed 22 pounds, and one potato weighed 2 pounds, 14 ounces. If anyone can beat this yield let us hear from them.

Adam Post of Buckhannon shipped from here last week 50 head of Aberdeen Angus calves that he purchased of J G Hanlin and G S Kitzmiller. Also a few pure bred Shropshire sheep that he bought from J G Hanlin. These he put in cages and placed overhead in the same car.

Mr and Mrs Frank Kaylor of Petersburg, were visiting relatives and friends in this community last week.

Jake Stullenbarger of Elk Garden, was transacting business in this neighborhood last Monday

Bruce Roderick, after being off duty for over two weeks with a carbuncle on the back of his hand, took the lines of his team again last Tuesday

Grover Pool and his cousin, Miss Hammill, of Kitzmiller, were visiting our community last Saturday and Sunday. We understand Miss Hammill contracted to teach Schell school, which she will commence next Monday

We notice in some local paper last week that it was through the liberality of Mr Geo Kitzmiller that the management was enable to purchase The Star of Hope Childs Home at Burlington. Now we know several Geo Kitzmillers and we hardly think it was either of them-they appear to have as many kids of their own as they can conveniently shelter. It was G S Kitzmiller, familiarly known as Gabe, one of the wealthiest and most liberal farmers and stockmen in Mineral county who made the grand donation. Success to the enterprise, also to "Uncle Gabe." May his heart never grow smaller and his shadow never grow le-shorter.

Uncle John


The old landmark known as "The Smith House" is being torn down.

Miss Jennie Parker is visiting her nieces, the Misses Hodgson, at Cumberland

A party of hunters from Keyser, who spent several days last week at the South Branch Orchard, killed a deer and several turkeys.

John Martin, of Bolivar Heights, was a guest of W A Shannon the latter part of last week

Mrs Mary Blue had as her guest for several days during the week, Mrs Mamie Campbell

Mrs Jennie Singhass, who has been visiting in Ohio, returned Sunday accompanied by her sister, Mrs Siford

Miss Stella Woodson has returned from a week's visit to friends at Pittsburgh

Thomas Kenney of Higginsville, in charge of Parker's school is occupying the tenant house of J F Parker's farm.

Mr Bennett is teaching the Kern's school; Miss Eva Allender has opened the Dan's Run school and Mr Bell, of Shenandoah Junction, is in charge of Indian Rock.

Mr and Mrs J B Thompson of Romney spent Sunday at Mr Pue's.

Rev A M Earl and family were among friends at Burlington a part of last week

Miss Mary Heath was a weekend guest of her niece, Mrs Hugh Allender.


The Christian church at Paw Paw, W Va, was dedicated Sunday last at 11 O'clock by Rev Dr Cramblet, President of Bethany College, Bethany W Va

Clarksburg-W G Harper, a B&O brakeman of Flatwoods, was killed yesterday morning by a locomotive near the Clarksburg water station on the W Va and Pittsburgh division of the road. The engine backed around a curve and struck him.

Huntington-The discovery of two cases of smallpox among students in the Clay school here has spread terror among the families of pupils and teachers. By order of G W Kendle, President of the Board of Education, the school has been closed.

Elkins-Romance and pathos were intermingled yesterday in the confession of N J Hall, of Akron, O, to the burning of the Grand View Hotel at Glady on March 24, 1912. Hall's dramatic confession occupied 35 minutes and recounted the events of his life from the date of his birth on an Ohio farm, through his college days, a romance with a beautiful Ohio girl, who he deserted and came to the mountains of W Va, but later, after committing arson, returned and married. Hall broke down and wept a number of times during the dramatic recital and a number of attorneys and spectators wept with him. He attributed his downfall to undue influence over him by W H Price, owner of the burned hotel, who is also under indictment for the same crime. The minimum sentence of one year in State prison was imposed by Judge Kittle, whose remarks in passing sentence, were equally as dramatic as the prisoner's.

Moundsville-"If you don't marry me, I'll marry your sister!" declared midshipman Harold Foster to Gladys Criswell in the Criswell home, after Gladys had jokingly refused his proposal of marriage. Yesterday morning Mrs Criswell received a message from her daughter, Theresa, 18 years old, stating that she and Foster had been married at Stuebenville last night. Parental forgiveness has been withheld for the time being. Foster was formerly a resident of Moundsville. He has been in the Navy for about three years and is now stationed at the Norfolk navy yards. He returned to Moundsville on Tuesday and yesterday eloped with Theresa Criswell.

Clarksburg-As one result of the Statewide prohibition that will go into effect next July in W Va, the Fairmont Brewing Co's cold storage plant on Clark street, here, is to be replaced by a new and modern ice cream manufacturing plant to cost $50,000 and to employ 20 men at the start. The Imperial Ice Cream Co, of Parkersburg, which purchased the brewing company's property and an adjoining lot, began demolishing the storage plant today to make room for the new industry.

Charleston-Revenge sought by Thomas Nunley, a miner, caused him to burn the school house at Boomer, one of the largest mining towns in Fayette county. A few days ago Nunley's son was punished by Miss Melisse Kuhn, one of the Boomer's teachers. Seeking revenge, Nunley fired the school building, which was completely destroyed. The Incendiary was held to the Grand Jury today after State Fire Marshall Charles A Ellison had made an investigation.

Elkins-Judge Warren B Kittle handed down a decision yesterday in the case of the State against the estate of Stephen B Elkins, former U S Senator from W Va, in which a forfeiture was claimed for alleged failure on the part of Senator Elkins to make complete tax returns. The amount of assessed property in which the State alleged Senator Elkins had failed to return amounted to over $1,000,000. The decision holds that the Elkins estate owes $120,000 in back taxes. An appeal will be taken.



Harvey Willard Gross and Miss Edna Melvin Frederick, both of Romney, were married Wednesday evening at the home of W P Gross, a brother of the groom, 108 Race street, Cumberland. The Rev Joseph H Balthis performed the ceremony. They will make their home at Romney.



On Sunday night last, unto Mr and Mrs John Robinette, a daughter.


Miss Helene May Leps, daughter of Mr and Mrs Louie Leps, was given a party to celebrate her eighth birthday on Thursday afternoon. A happy time was enjoyed by a number of her little friends.


Mrs Susan Leps celebrated her 73rd birthday at her home at Stonecliff last night. The event was quiet being only the immediate family but nevertheless was a very pleasant evening and enjoyed by all present.



Mr Benjamin F Tasker died at his home on Sharpless street on Wednesday morning, aged 69 years, survived by his wife and three children, Miss Lizzie, Mrs Mary Arnold and John W, all of Keyser. He was a member of Co. I, Tenth Volunteer Infantry, W Va, during the late war. The funeral was held at Duling church today, conducted by the Rev R G Hammond.


Mrs Eliza Daily Burnap died in Washington on Monday morning at her home aged 70 years. She was the widow of the late W G Burnap, formerly of Keyser and leaves the following children: Miss Frances, Miss Margaret, Miss Bertha and Edward A of Washington. Mrs Eliza Dawson and Mrs Luella Right of Keyser. Mrs Linda Fout of Purgittsville and two brothers, Edward M and John W both of Denver, Co. The body was brought here for burial, and services were held on Thursday at 10:30 o'clock at the home of Mr Edward Dawson, Rev A O Price conducting the service.


Mr John Edward Offner of Romney, who recently fell from a wagon and was seriously injured, died on Tuesday morning from the effects of the fall. Mr Offner is a brother of Mr I H Offner of this place, he also leaves a widow and sister, Mrs H C Dixon of Elk Garden. Mr Offner was for many years a resident of Keyser, where he followed the business of contracting and building. He will be buried from his home today at 3:00 o'clock.


The funeral of General J W M Appleton, of Salt Sulphur Springs, W Va, who was killed by a young jersey bull on his farm, was held Sunday from his home. General Appleton, despite his age of 82, took pride in his vigor, which enabled him to perform many of his farm duties. The animal had escaped from the stable lot into the public road and General Appleton attempted to head the bull off and drive it back when it rushed after him, striking him with great force in the abdomen and pitching him high over his head, afterward trampling upon him. E Don Ballard and David Dare ran to his assistance and after driving the bull away with heavy pieces of timber, carried General Appleton to his porch, where he expired in about 20 minutes from internal injuries. General Appleton served through the Union Army in the Civil War as major in command of a Union regiment. He went to Monroe county, W Va, about 32 years ago and with his associates bought the Salt Sulphur Springs, which he since managed. He was made Adjutant General on the staff of Governor George W Atkinson and had been a prominent figure in military and political circles. He is survived by his wife, one son, Jack Appleton, one of the editors of the Cincinnati Times Star, and two daughters, Mrs Barnes and Mrs Smith, of Charleston.


The ladies meeting at Van Myra Camp Thursday and Friday was another pleasant as well as instructive meeting. The ladies assembled in a separate building the afternoon of both days while the men discussed the problems of the farm in the auditorium. Miss Sadie Guseman of Morgantown, was the speaker sent to this meeting and she gave us a number of interesting talks. The first day canning, home conveniences, kitchen arrangements and the lunch basket were the subjects of discussion and the second day home sanitation and bread making were subjects of discussion. A number of queries were answered and detailed recipes for several kinds of bread were given. We hope next year to have a larger attendance than we had this year. These meetings are very helpful to housekeepers who are on the lookout for better methods of work.

Mrs J B Leatherman
Secy. Ladies Meeting

Of Valuable City Real Estate

By virtue of an order by Wilbur H Thomas, Referee in Bankruptcy for the Northern District of W Va, entered in Lucille H Slaver, Bankrupt on the 4th day of October, 1913, the undersigned Trustee elected for the purpose, will on Saturday, November 1, 1913, at one o'clock pm, at the front door of the court house in Keyser, W Va, sell at public auction to the highest bidder the following real estate situated in the City of Keyser, Mineral county, W Va, to-wit, All that certain lot situated on the north east corner of Piedmont and Clary streets, in said city, known and number on the Plat of N D McCoole's Addition to said City as Lot No 12, which said lot fronts 30 feet on said Piedmont street and extends back along Clary street, the same width, 130 feet to an Alley. The said property being the real estate belonging to the said Bankrupt. Said sale is made subject to a deed of Trust to S R Barr, Trustee for the Real Estate and Improvement Company of Baltimore City, amounting to the sum of $920.40, as of date of September 8, 1913.

Terms of Sale

One third of the purchase price cash on the day of sale and the residue and two equal payments at sic and twelve months from date. The purchaser to execute his interest bearing notes, with approved personal security, for the deferred payments and the legal title to be retained as additional security until the payments of said notes.

R A Welch
Trustee in Bankruptcy
October 6, 1913


G G Cain
  Vs In Chancery
Mary Cain
To Mary Cain

Take Notice: That on the first day of November 1913, at the office of R A Welch, in the Law Building, Armstrong street, Keyser, W Va, between the hours of six o'clock am and six o'clock pm. I will proceed to take the depositions of myself and others, to be read in my behalf on the hearing of a certain suit in equity pending in the Circuit Court of Mineral county, W Va, in which I am Plaintiff and you are defendant. If from any cause the taking of said depositions shall not be commenced on that day, or being commenced, shall not be completed, the taking of the same will be adjourned from time to time, at the same place and between the same hours, till they are completed.

Very Respectfully,

R A Welch
Sol. For Plff
G G Cain,
By Counsel

The teacher in a public school always tried to make the lesson as interesting as possible.
"Now, children," she said, "let me see what you remember about the animal kingdom and the domestic animals that belong to it. You have named all the domestic animals but one. Who can tell what that one is?"
There was no reply
"What!" exclaimed the teacher, does no one know? It has bristly hair, likes dirt and is fond of getting into the mud."
A small boy at the end of the class raised a timid hand.
"Well, Allan?" said the teacher. "Please, ma'am," said the little boy reflectively, "it's me."


Mother, dear mother, come home with us now
The clock in the steeple strikes one;
We've fed all the chickens and milked the cow
And Paw's washed the dishes and done
You said you would come when the sun had gone down
And now it is morning again
And still you are marching around the old town
Forgetting the children and men.


A training school for Sunday school workers will be conducted in the Grafton Baptist church October 26-28 inclusive by William A Halmes, director of Sunday school and young peoples work for Ohio, and the Rev A B Withers, secretary of the Baptist State Sunday School Association.


Congressman William G Brown of W Va was one of the 65 congressman named by the house today to represent those who originally assembled in Congress Hall, Philadelphia, on the occasion of the dedication of the restored structure Saturday.


It takes a W Va baby boy to bring a full measure of happiness to the Vice President of the United States and Mrs Marshall. Homeless, because they cannot find a house in Washington to suit their requirements and pocket books, they live in a hotel. Childless, they are often lonely, and long for the prattle and play of a youngster, Mrs Marshall, especially, with the Vice President at the Capitol or otherwise occupied with affairs of the State, finds the lonesome life in a hotel room irksome and at times unbearable. At one of these times when both she and the Vice President were wishing of the patter of baby feet and the chatter of a child, they decided to call upon an old friend of the family, the Rev Mr Sutherland, of Berkeley Springs, W Va, and borrow his baby for a time. Thomas Marshall Sutherland, name for the Vice-President, and four years of age, likes Washington and always enjoys a visit to the Marshalls, so he made no objection to the loan and is now their guest and boss of the hotel where they are staying. The Vice President hustles home after the Senate adjourns and stays home at night to spend the hours with his little namesake and playmate, for they are playmates when Tommy is here.


The Guild of the Presbyterian Church are arranging for a "Trip Around the World" which will take place November 14th. Prepare for the time of your life.

Clarksburg, W Va

A school scandal is stirring Weston, W Va, to a high pitch with "fire water" the main cause. Robert Krause, principal of the city schools, is the center of the commotion. Weston is a dry town and has been for years. The fact that the town has been dry so long probably makes the situation all the more serious and to the outside world it is amusing that educators there should fall victims to John Barleycorn at all, even if it be away from home. A glorious victory like the Wesleyan football team pulled off Saturday a week at Fairmont, however, is enough to warrant jollification and that is what happened to Principal Klause and Supt. Roy Yoke upon their arrival here after the game. Yoke used discretion in remaining here a few days, while Krause, it is said, proceeded to go home and resume his duties in the schools when his vision was not of that clearness sobriety insures. The matter went before the school board meeting but Krause is still principal while the community is said to be up in arms.


On last Sunday Mr and Mrs J L Snyder held a family reunion at their home near Burlington in honor of their children and grand children. Six of the children were present; Mrs Cora Lyon of Forman, Mrs Nellie Wolkinson of Burlington, Mrs Sadie Hott, Mrs Bertha Jones of Lonaconing, Mr Stanley Snyder of Eckhart and Mr Cecil Snyder. The table was beautifully decorated and a fine dinner was served. The day was an enjoyable one for Mr and Mrs Snyder and children and grand children. The different kinds of meat were wild turkey, chicken, ham, squirrel and rabbit. The cakes outnumbered the meat by the following kinds; coconut, banana, chocolate, caramel, deviled, jelly and others. With various kinds of candies served, there was no lack of eating. The evening was spent with music, with Mr Thomas Jones at the organ. After the entertainment was over Mr and Mrs David Lyon took their departure for Ohio, where they expect to make their future home.

Huntington, W Va

250 cases of trachoma were discovered this morning by Dr Taliaferror Clark, U.S.A, who examined 1425 pupils in the Huntington schools. Dr Clark was detailed by the government of Washington to work in W Va on the investigation intended to prevent the spread of trachoma, or granulated eyelids through inter-state traffic. He was also empowered to gather statistics about the prevalence of goiter in W Va, the attention of the surgeon general having been called to this condition by Dr Lindsey T Vinson, medical examiner for the public schools of this city. The spread of trachoma is, according to the government expert, alarming, and the intention of the work in hand is to check it. Granulated eyelids are infectious and after the disease has progressed beyond incipiency it is extremely difficult to effect a cure. Taken in its incipiency the doctors seem to be of the opinion that it can be readily cured. None of the trachoma cases were discovered in the High School, but on the other hand a large percentage of the goiter were found there. Contrary to the general impression the goiter cases are not all among females, ten or twelve out of the entire number discovered affecting males. The army surgeon professed himself as much at a loss as the local authorities as to the cause of goiter.


At a special election held Saturday Moorefield district voted a bond issue of $17,000 for an erection of a High School building at Moorefield. The building will be started as soon as possible and will be modern in every particular.


Through Attorney General A A Lilly, and State Auditor J S Darst, in connection with State Tax Commissioner, Fred O Blue, the State has received the amount of $5,000, from the Fidelity & Deposit Co of Baltimore, bondsmen for A W Zinn, late assessor of Randolph county. It seems that Zinn had been derelict in his settlement for capitation taxes collected by him and was arrested for embezzlement by the bonding company. The whole amount due the state was $5,271, while the bond was only for $5,000, hence the bonding company having paid the full amount which obligated itself to do in case of the default of Zinn. It is now free from further obligations and the State will have to collect the balance of $271 from Zinn if it is collected at all.


Final hearings by the Senate sub-committee which investigated the W Va coal strike situated will begin tomorrow. Senator Kenyan will conclude his portion of the inquiry relating to the control and operation of the coal fields on Paint Creek and Cabin Creek, involved in the struggle which resulted in violence and bloodshed. Senator Kenyan, after considerable difficulty and delay, has secured an agreement for the appearance of C M Pratt, director of the Standard Oil Co, who, according to testimony before the committee, is influential in the Pratt Land Co, which own the Paint and Cabin Creek lands. Royalties paid to the Pratts, operators on the creeks have claimed, forced them to operate their mines virtually at a loss and made impossible compliance with the wage demands of the strikers.


Having left Baltimore at 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, we reached Keyser W Va, in pouring rain, five hours later. Here we spent the night en route to Burlington, where we had an engagement the next morning. Rev M H Keen, the Keyser pastor, having learned that he belated "Country Parson" was in town, for we had expected to go through Keyser earlier and get to Burlington that night, was at our stopping place the next morning almost before we were out of bed, abusing us because we had not notified him of our coming that he might provide "suitable entertainment" for the wanderer. He spoke of the substantial growth, both materially and spiritually of Southern Methodism in that progressive mountain town.

At 9 o'clock we took a train on the new Twin Mountain and Potomac RR. It is a narrow gauge road with clean vestibuled cars. The mountain scenery, with the autumnal foliage, painted by the frost king, the valleys with their silver streams shimmering in the sunlight, and the extensive apple orchards made many artistic pictures to enchant the passenger. The train is very accommodating, if one does not care to get on while it is going, it will stop almost anywhere. Everything up there is proud of the train. At one stop on the mountain a sandy-haired pig came out of the bushes and surveyed it with great admiration. In an hour from the time we left Keyser, Burlington was reached. Rev J H Wilhite met us, and in a few minutes we were in Dr Bakers little Ford, which took us over to the Child's Shelter, a short distance from the station, whose dedicatory services had brought us from Baltimore This new enterprise is largely the result of the untiring labors of Rev F C Rollman, a local preacher in our church, who received his first impulse to enter upon this undertaking from the scrap of a "travel editorial" that some friend placed in his hand. The shelter is designed to be a clearing house for orphan children, keeping them at the home until they can be placed in Christian families. It will look particularly at the orphan children of the five counties in that part of W Va, many of whom have been committed to the poor house in the past. Brother Rollman had several children in the shelter who he had gotten from the Hardy County Poor House, one a golden haired little girl of about five he held up in his arms and asked if any person at the at the dedication were willing to adopt her. Brother Rollman has a number of substantial persons interested in this commendable work, and its success seems assured. There are very few nobler things than looking after the welfare of the children deprived by death of parental protection and love, and throwing around them such conditions to make possible their development into Christian men and women of a high type, it is far more profitable for a community to put money in boys and girls than in pigs and calves.

Hon John Cornwell, of Romney, who was candidate for governor for the Democratic ticket several years ago, mad one of the addresses at the Dedication exercises. He is a clear, strong man of the highest moral ideals, who stands for the best in political life. He spoke of a railroad in that country which is but 25 miles long that carried last year a freight up into the mountains 48 tons of tobacco and 39 tons of whiskey in addition to many other tons of the same articles that went by express. And yet people have not money for noble things!

A ride of 11 miles over a mountain road in Mr Cornwell's touring car brought us to Romney, where Rev J H Billingsley permitted us to preach that night and to add some new subscribers to Romney's list. The next morning we addressed the pupils of the State Institution, some of whom were blind and some who were deaf and dumb, the latter hearing the means of an interpreter. There are 197 of these children from nearly every county in the State, and they are getting the best training and culture that scientific methods can give, at the hands of Rev R Carey Montague and faculty. The State is fortunate to have a man so well adapted as Mr Montague to the education of this part of her population.

That night, "Through Palestine with Tent and Donkey" was given to a packed house, the ministers of the town and a large part of the schools honoring us, with their presence. Joshua Zimmerman, Esq, son of the late Rev G H Zimmerman, who was a well known minister in our conference, gave us a good start with a happy introduction, but we wrung more sympathy from the audience for the donkey than "The Country Parson."

We spent the time we were in Romney at the parsonage, and were the recipient of much kindness from Mr and Mrs Billingsley. Rev Harry V Wheeler, who looks after the interest of our Methodism in Piedmont, came over to Romney Monday afternoon, and added one to the lecture audience. We both left Romney while the stars were shining the next morning, he to return to his home, and we to Baltimore to get ready for another trip out of the city the next day. Baltimore Southern Methodist of Oct 23.


Tuesday 28

State vs Everett Fazenbaker, Misdemeanor. Verdict not guilty.

Same. Misdemeanor. Verdict, guilty, and fined $25 and costs.

State vs Walter L Drake, Felony, Sentence suspended

Wednesday 29

State vs Frank Davis, Misdemeanor. Jail sentence of ten days

State vs Walter Foster, Misdemeanor. Jail sentence ten days

State vs John See, Misdemeanor. Jail sentence of ten days

State vs Donati Sartori. Misdemeanor. Jail sentence of 6 months


Met last Thursday at the home of Mrs R G Richardson. It being the 50th anniversary, an exceptionally fine banquet was prepared, served in courses. The favors consisted of little tokens, each representing a month of the year, to which was attached ribbons which were drawn by each member. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs Woolf.


L T Carskadon, Sundayed in Piedmont

Miss Kate Johnson is at Rees Mill on a visit

Mrs Charles Davis was a Cumberland visitor Tuesday

Mr John Shores of Blaine was visiting at home Sunday

Mr Frank Parr of Westernport was in the city Sunday

Mr Maurice Jones of Williamsport was in the city Sunday

Mrs Charles Keesecker and son are visiting in Piedmont

Mrs Kate Corder has returned from a visit to Moorefield

BORN, to Mr and Mrs James Goldsworthy, a fine son

Mrs V F Alkire and daughter were in Cumberland Tuesday

Mr Jacob Geldbaugh of Newburg is visiting relatives in the city

Miss Georgia Shelly has returned from a visit to Cumberland

Mr H G Wilson is in New York purchasing his holiday goods

Mrs Patrick King of Cumberland is the guest of friends in the city

Mr Marshall Akers of Brunswick, spent Sunday with his parents

Mr Isaac Parker of Mechanicsburg is in the city the guest of his brother

Mr and Mrs Roy Bailey and son, Lloyd, spent Thursday in Cumberland

Mr James Thomas of Fairmont, has been visiting in the city this week

Mr James Anderson who has been in Philadelphia returned home this week

Mrs Park Spangler of Piedmont is visiting her brother, Judge Bomberger

Mr Hance Rice still continues in a very serious condition at the Hoffman hospital

Mrs R C Caldwell, Sr, and Mrs W E Duling spent Wednesday in Piedmont

Messrs Luther Dayton and Ralph Biggs of Westernport were in the city Sunday

Mrs J W Taylor of Purgittsville left on Friday last to visit her two daughters in Ohio

Mrs Will Spotts and children were visiting Mrs Spotts parents Sunday at Westernport

Mr and Mrs Patrick and family of Cumberland are visiting Mr and Mrs J Hoover

Atty. Griffith's mother of Luray, Va, returned to her home this week after a visit to her son

Mrs Louie Batie entertained over Sunday Mrs E C Shumaker and Mrs Shears of near Burlington

Mrs William Hollis of Terra Alta has returned home after a visit to her aunt, Mrs F L Kimmell

Misses Elizabeth Nesbit and Della Vink who have been visiting at Jerome Pa and Cumberland Md

Mr Ed Bolen who has been spending the week with his parents at Riverton, Va, has returned home

Mr and Mrs William Beeman of Lonaconing were the Sunday guests of Mr and Mrs Isaac Isles of McCoole

Mrs W P Kline of Wilmington NC, is in the city visiting her sisters, Mrs R G Richardson and Mrs Carrie Sharpless

Mr Louie Batie who has for some time been employed at Williamson, this state, returned on Tuesday and will again enter the employ of the B&O

Miss Joan Kitzmiller spent a few days at Gormania, last week among her friends soliciting for the Star of Hope Refuge at Burlington. In a short time she received $29.25 in cash to help this noble work

Get ready to take the Trip Around the World. Just think of it. You can start from Keyser W Va and visit Germany, China, Italy, Ireland and back to the United States all for 50 cents round trip. Nov 14, 1913. With the Presbyterian Tourist Co.

Rev F C Rollman of Burlington was in the city on Monday on business pertaining to placing some children from the Child Refuge. He tells us that he has already had several applications for children, many more than he has at present children to place in homes

Mr Elmer Ritter has recently moved to Thomas

Miss Ola Brown is in Grafton the guest of friends

Dr Clay Leps of Fairmont was at home over Sunday

Mr Clarence Plum and family are visiting in Newburg

Misses Bessie and Ida Kimmell were in Cumberland Monday

Mrs Rozel Stehley is in Philadelphia visiting her husband

Mr and Mrs C C Clevenger were in Cumberland on Tuesday

Miss Doxie Stewart of New Creek is in the city for a few days

Mrs Annie Moore and daughter, Eva, were in Cumberland on Tuesday

Miss Clara Hutton of Petersburg, is visiting Mrs W S Johnson

Mrs Joseph Howell and son have returned from a visit to Independence

Miss Pauline Wilson who is attending school in Frederick is home to spend Sunday

Mrs Allie Hartzel of Hyndman, Pa, spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs M M Walsh

Mrs Roy Ravenscroft and daughter Madge returned to their home at Wheeling on Wednesday

Mrs J T Carskadon and sisters, Misses Marcy and Frances Bringle were in Cumberland on Thursday

Mrs Julia Sims who has been visiting her nephew, Charles Gordon at Coleton returned home Thursday

Mr and Mrs H S Thompson entertained Mr and Mrs Gus Hilleary of Gormania the latter part of last week

Mrs Nellie Cromie who has been visiting her mother, Mrs M W Trask, has returned to her home in New York

On the ride you will get the sights you will see and the eats you will have when you take The Trip Around The World. All for 50c. Nov 14, 1913

Mr Paul Davis is in Gormania acting as cashier in the Gormania Bank in the absence of Jesse Sharpless, who, with his family, are visiting his mother here.


Some time during Wednesday night someone entered the home of Mr Guy Poling and decamped with $35. No clue


The Order of Owls will attend the morning service at the M E Church, South, next Sunday and Rev Mr Keen will preach a special sermon to the order.

T M & P RR

Twin Mountain & Potomac RR Co announce, effective Sunday, November 9th, their trains will leave Keyser daily at 9 am, arriving at Twin Mountain at 11:15 am, and returning will leave Twin Mountain at 2:45pm arriving at Keyser at 5pm.


Sunday School 9:45am

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Sermon by the pastor, "Why Be a Church Member"

C E Service 6:45pm

Evening Worship 7:30pm

Everybody is welcome to attend these services

H F Baughman, Pastor


At the regular meeting of the K of P lodge on Tuesday night, nine men were given the first degree. Two more who were ready failed to be present. After the initiation the eats were served and a general good time enjoyed. This lodge is rapidly growing and with the best class of membership.


Mr Ray Wells, who has for several months past been a substitute letter carrier, has now been promoted as a regular, and given the down town business section. We are pleased that Mr Wells has been made a regular, for he is well known as a genial young man and we know that the people he will serve in this section of the city will be shown all the courtesies in his power to grant.


Sunday, November 2, 1913

9:30 am-Sunday School

9:45 am-Men's bible class

11:00 am-Morning Service

2:30 pm-Junior League

7:00 pm-Senior League, Leader, Mr Chester Dixon

8:00 pm-Evening service. Subject of Sermon "The Failure of Modern Womanhood"

A cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend all of these services.

Franck H Havenner, Pastor


Saturday, November 1. All Saint's Day Celebration of the Holy Communion at 8 am

Sunday, November 2, the 24th Sunday after Trinity, services as follows:

Celebration of the Holy Communion at 8 am

Sunday school, Mr C M Miller Supt, 9:45am

Morning service, Holy Communion and sermon 11 o'clock

Evening Prayer and sermon 7:30 o'clock

Owing the absence of the Rector there will be no meeting of the Bible class on Thursday evening November 6th. Otherwise the class meets every Thursday in the church. The public is cordially invited to all these services.

R E L Strider, Rector.

Elkins W Va

An opinion today was handed down by Judge Kittle, of the Randolph county circuit court, in the Elkins forfeiture case, in which almost $4,000,000 was involved. The State of West Virginia Prosecuting Atty H G Kump, more than two years ago instituted a suit against the estate of the late Senator Stephen B Elkins, charging the omission of $3,730,434.04 worth of property from the assessment books, involving a forfeiture of $373,043.40, 10 percent of the value of the property alleged , omitted from the assessment list made by Senator Elkins. One of the most important phases of the litigation was the ownership of Morgantown & Kingwood railroad bonds, which the state hoped to prove belonging to Senator Elkins, but which the court held were treasury bonds, and the property of the railroad. These bonds amounted to $600,000. The court held that certain accounts receivable and money in banks which the executors of the estate sought to offset by bills payable and outstanding accounts should have been assessed. These amounted to about $12,000 instead of a third of a million sought by the State. Atty's for the defense asked the judgement be suspended for ninety days to which to prepare bills of exemption.


H A Darnell. Postmaster at Buckhannon W Va, threw the national convention of second and third class postmasters into convulsions of laughter yesterday when he made a plea to Congressman David J Lewis, of Maryland, the father of parcel post, to eliminate W Va from the proposed extension of the parcel post weight of 100 pounds. "When the good Lord was sorely tempted by the evil one He promised all the world except China to do the devil's bidding. The devil put his hand on China and said, "All the world but China will be Thine." Now, Mr Chairman and Mr Lewis, if congress wants to raise the parcel post weight limit to 100 pounds, won't you put your hand on W Va and say, "You can have all the States but W Va." Mr Chairman, I ask this because of the burden it will place on the rural carriers. The roads of W Va are in a fearful condition; a man carrying hundred pound packages couldn't get over them. Why, sir, the other day a post office inspector came to my section, looked over the roads and said; "If the road to hell is as bad as these, there are mighty few people in hades, for they never could get there over such a road." The roar of laughter that followed lasted nearly a minute.


Miss Genevieve Champ Clark, daughter of Speaker and Mrs Clark, has declared against the "turkey trot" the "tango" and other ultra- modern dances. Miss Clark will not dance them and says so with characteristic simplicity. She says:

"The waltz, two-step and the pretty round dances of our grandmothers are quite enough for me. I do not wish to criticize those who dance the so-called "modern dances." It is their affair, not mine. But I am not going to dance them, because-well, just because."


The almshouse-This is the house that rum built.

The drunkard-This is the beast that lives in the house that rum built.

Appetite-This is the chain that binds the beast the lives in the house the rum built.

Intoxicating Drink-This is the serpent in flowery guise with artful tongue and dazzling eyes, that welds the chain the binds the beast that lives in the house that rum built.

The rum seller-This is the monster who holds the rein over the serpent in flowery guise with artful tongue and dazzling eyes, that welds the chain that binds the beast that lives in the house that rum built.

The license voter-This is the man with ballot in hand who says to the monster in flowery guise with artful tongue and dazzling eyes, that welds the chain that binds the beast who lives in the house that rum built."


DR KING'S NEW LIFE PILLS a mild, gentle and effective laxative for constipation. Price 25c at druggists or by mail. H E Bucklen & Co, Philadelphia or St Louis

Woman love a clear, rosy complexion. BURDOCK BLOOD BITTERS is splendid for purifying the blood, clearing the skin, restoring sound digestion. All druggists sell it. Price $1.00

Sweden is being urged to pass a law giving women the right to propose.

Ever see Shelly's house plans? Then if you are going to build, better see him.

Eczema spreads rapidly, itching almost drives you mad. For quick relief DOAN'S OINTMENT is well recommended. 50c at all stores.

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

Don's use harsh physics. The reaction weakens the bowels, leads to chronic constipation. Get DOAN'S REGULETS. They operate easily. 25c at all stores.

For croup or sore throat, use DR THOMAS' ELECTRIC OIL. Two sizes, 25c and 50c. At all drug stores.


$1.00 A YEAR




The Walsh building on Piedmont street, 16 rooms, in good condition. Desirable for flats or hotel. For further particulars apply at premises.

Cumberland Penciled Indian Runner Ducks. A few imported drakes for sale. Also a few of Maple's White Leghorn Cockerels. Both are the very best layers obtainable. L C Markwood, Burlington W Va