JANUARY 3, 1913


  Miss Daisy Alderton, who teaches school near Keyser, arrived home Sat for the holidays.

  Fire Tuesday afternoon broke out in the home of Enoch Wise on West Henry avenue, destroying most of the household effects and the clothing of the family, which consists of father, mother and eight children.

  Miss Leigh Wilson, a student at Darlington Seminary, Winchester Va, came home Sat for the holidays.

  Mrs A C Fisher has as her guests her father and mother, Mr and Mrs B W Davis, of Keyser.

  Mrs Permish Shaffer and Miss Verdie O'Neill, of Cumberland, are guests at the home of B A Stuckey.

  M C Browning, engineer on the Western Md, has moved his family from Hendricks to Cumberland.

  Miss Hellen Fox, of Keyser Preparatory School, is spending the holidays with her parents.
  Davis News of 25th.


  Dec 31 - Having become suspicious of the bright days first of last week I hastened to drive out here on Mon. There on Tues, about six inches of snow fell giving us a white Christmas.

  An elaborate program had been arranged for a Bible term at the Maple Spring church beginning Christmas and continuing till New Year. The day sessions consisted of the Bible teachings, recitations, essays, singing, etc., then each evening a sermon. The preaching and the principal part of the teaching is done by Eld. S N McCann, a teacher of theology in Bridgewater College.
  Meetings like this one have been held here for several years during the holiday week and have been very edifying. This meeting has been very interesting and has been well attended, mostly on the sleds and in sleighs. This is headquarters for preachers, there being only thirteen here, and ten of these are elders. Three of these were ordained last Sun.
  also it is headquarters for young people, in number, strength and ambition; religiously, socially, intellectually. Among these are a dozen or more school teachers and half of these hod No 1 certificates. This is the first year for several of them to teach.

  Some sickness out here, pneumonia and fevers. Fred, the young man at Hurley Miller's, is down with typhoid fever.

  The village consists of twenty-one families, two stores, post office, mill, saw mill and planer, two blacksmith shops, Leatherman church, double school, doctor, telephone central, and is located ten southwest of Oakland. The place of meeting is three-quarters of from there.

  Will say more next year.
  C S A


  It was an ideal Christmas Day. There were eight inches of snow and the day was fair and pleasant.

  Fred Dean, of Lorranie Va, gladdened the heart of his mother and friends with a holiday visit. He has been away from home more than a year.

  The Elk Garden school closed on Fri before Christmas, giving a two weeks' holiday.

  Patrick Conlon, an enthusiastic student of the S C I Dayton, Va, came home for the holiday vacation.

  The next debate will be at the school house, Jan 2, 1913. Questions: Resolved, That W Va should pay its share of the Va debt. Affirmative, Wade Liller and Talmage Smith, Negative R Marsh Dean and H C Duke.

  Rev White and wife are spending their holidays at Romney with Rev D P White.

  John Sheetz was taken to the hospital at Cumberland the first of last week for an operation for appendicitis. Dr P S Kiem accompanied him. It was a serious case, but he is doing all right since the operation.

  Here are some of our Christmas visitors: Mrs Ethel Winfree and baby, of Coatsville Pa, visiting Mr Seymour Taylor's; Misses May and Elleanor Patton, of Keyser at Mrs Rosa Dean's; Assesor Patton was here on Christmas Day. Roy Harris is home with his parents. Miss Viva Jones, of the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, and Fred Jones, of the Preparatory, Keyser, enjoyed their holiday with their parents. Marvin Gordon of Cass and Miss Mary Gordon, of Keyser, visited their parents; Miss Nellie Benear of the Davis hospital, was home two weeks and Miss Dorcas McLaughlin of the Alleghany hospital, Cumberland, spent two days at home. Robert Bane of the Randolph Macon School at Bedford Va, spent the holiday week among friends here. Prof Baldwin Bane, teacher in the above school, was here a day or two.

  Clarence Rollman will attend school at Dayton Va. He will accompany Pat Conlin on his return.

  Christmas entertainment was held at Nethken Hill on Mon evening before Christmas. They had a nice entertainment. The program "The King Wonderful." A motion song was given in a very clever manner besides several other exercises. There was a Christmas tree and a treat was given to the children. At the M E Church, South, the entertainment was given Christmas evening. The musical part was "Festival Songs, No 2," and the selections from different programs. Besides a number of good recitations a flag drill by 14 girls and pantomime, "Lead Kindly Light" by seven ladies were splendid features. Santa Claus and a class of boys brought a treat to the children which closed the entertainment.

  A Catholic fair and dance was held in Moody's hall during the holidays and liberally patronized.

  Edward Winning and wife, of Marion county, were among the holiday visitors. Mrs Celia Bailey and little boy, of Keyser, visited friends here the first of this week.

  Rev John A Shockey and wife are spending their holidays with friends at Shockeyville Md.

  Revival meeting in the M E Church, South, will begin Sun night, Jan 5. Rev Wheeler of Piedmont will assist Rev W W White.


  Press (Petersburg) of 19th

  Monroe Shobe who lives near Royal Glen Mills, had his leg broken Mon. He was riding on the running gears of a wagon with his feet hanging under the wagon, and his foot caught against a stump, breaking his leg between the knee and ankle. Dr Moomau was called and set the broken bone.

  Aaron Welton, of Keyser, accompanied by his daughter, has been visiting his sister, Mrs B J Baker.

  C H and Clarence Vossler, the enterprising merchants of Maysville, were here Thurs morning loading their poultry. As usual they have a large shipment and report the holiday trade good.

  Twelve hundred turkeys were driven to Petersburg, and were put on a car Wed evening and shipped to eastern markets. they were bought in Pendelton County by J A Judy of Upper Tract.

  Mr and Mrs John W Kimble, of Brushy Run, spent Sat night here with H A Alt. They were on their way home from a visit to friends at Alaska, Keyser and other places. Mr Alt took them home Sun in his auto.

  A beautiful new buggy was presented to the Rev R N Young, pastor U B church by Presiding Elder Dr A S Hammack on behalf of the people of South Branch circuit. The presentation took place at Mt Carmel church on Thurs afternoon, Dec 5th.

  Rev R B Hudson, so well and favorably known to our people as a former pastor of the Presbyterian church of this place, spent several days here last week, the guest of Mrs Annie Grove, Rev Hudson filled the pulpit of Presbyterian church here Sun and his sermon was enjoyed by a large congregation.

  Jeff Grove is erecting a large cattle barn on his Luney's Creek farm.

  Mrs W S Welton left the first of the week for an extended visit to relatives in Morgantown.

  Raymond Hill's new house is about ready for occupancy.

  Mrs Belle Babb has gone to Morgantown to spend Christmas with Hon C M Babb's family.

  C C Hutton left the first of the week for Cumberland, where he has a position on a street car line.

  Geo A Judy left Sun evening for Riverton, Pendleton county, having been called there by the death of his aunt, Mrs Mallow. She had been sick for some time, her death caused by cancer of the stomach.


  Oakland, Dec 29 -
  A case of small pox is reported at Deer Park, one at Frankville, and one at Halton.

  Circuit Court Clerk Tower issued 20 marriage licenses in one day and 15 the next day last week, mostly to W Va couples.

  At the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs B F Harvey, near Loch Lynn Heights, on Christmas afternoon, Mr H B Harvey, the proprietor of the People's store, Loch Lynn, and Miss Maggie Harvey, were married by Rev Mr Johnson.

  At Johnston, Pa, Dec 19th, Mr H H Hoffman, a merchant of that city, and Miss Jennie Murphy, of Mountain Lake Park Md, were quietly married. The marriage was a great surprise to friends of Miss Murphy. She returned to he Park, packed up her belongings, and kept the matter a secret.


  Dec 29 - A search which has been going on constantly since Christmas morning, when J H Drake, an employee of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, was drowned in the Ohio river here, was ended today, when Drake's body was found, a short distance below where he was drowned. Drake, who resided at Belpre Ohio, slipped on an icy plank on the Ferryboat Nina Paden and was thrown into the river.


  Jan 4, 1913
  Miss Grace Long is recovering from a slight attack of pneumonia. Miss Long has been confined to her room for several weeks.

  Miss Nora Conrad, who has been visiting friends in Newburg W Va, has returned to her home.

  Miss Helen Louise Smith is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr and Mrs J H Smith.

  Mr and Mrs O W Johnson, accompanied by Mr Johnson's sister, Miss Ella May Johnson, of Piedmont, Mo, spent Sun with Mr Patrick Dayton, of Knobley.

  Mr John Nordeck of Keyser, spent Tues with friends here.

  Messrs Chas Tildan and Clayton Long of Knobley, spent Sun with Mr J E Long. Misses Zaida and Lulu Wagoner also were the guests of Mr and Mrs Long Sun.

  Miss Margaret Macfarlane of Cumberland, is visiting friends here.

  Miss Helen Miller of Cumberland, spent Fri and Sat with Miss Helen Smith.

  Mr and Mrs J H Duckworth attended the funeral of their son-in-law, Mr Deaver, Tues morning. Mrs M H Duckworth, Misses Myrtle and Bernice Duckworth and Mr Dennis Culp also attended the funeral.

  Miss Matilda Reese of Cumberland, spent Sun with Miss Willie Lee Smith.

  Mrs Marshall Hawkins of Alaska, spent New Year's day with her daughter, Mrs C T Pyles.

  Mrs Eutaka Miller and son, of Viera Va, are spending the holidays with Mrs Miller's parents, Mr and Mrs Samuel Tipton.

  Miss Myrtle Kaylor, of Okonoka, spent several days with Miss Nannie Kaylor.

  Mr J E Ashkettle and family have moved to Cumberland Md.

  Mr William Hershberger of Viers Va, is spending the holidays with his family.

  Mr Daniel Carnell spent New Year's day with Miss Naomi Pennington.


  Franklin, Dec 16 -
  The many friends of Mrs Leah Crigler, will regret to learn of her death which occurred at her home, the Florentine Hotel, Sun morning, Dec 15th. Mrs Crigler was about 62 years of age and died of pneumonia, after an illness of ten or twelve days. her husband, the late John a Crigler, died about seven years ago, since which time she has successfully managed her hotel. She leaves one daughter, Mrs Dr Bowers, of Sugar Grove, one grandson and four brothers. She was a member of the M E church, South. The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church Mon evening by her pastor, Rev W Lawson, assisted by Rev C R lacy, of the Presbyterian church, after which she was laid to rest in Cedar Hill cemetery.

  Harry Crigler recently sold his property to Robert Eye.

  Rev C R Lacy closed his meeting Sun night.

  Dr R L Thacker, and daughter, Miss Alice, returned Sat evening from Woodstock where they had gone to attend the funeral of Mrs Virgie Kiser Armstrong, who was Dr Thacker's niece.

  Mrs S B Johnson, who has been indisposed for several weeks, is able to be out.

  Will and Geo Fisher of Moorefield, and Mr Ash of Loudon, are business visitors to our town.


Aurora Ill, Dec 28 - What is believed to be the tiniest baby in the country was born at the Aurora hospital last night. It weighed at birth 17 ounces. Mrs Eva Rote of Aurora, is the mother. The infant is fully developed and apparently strong. It is so small that the mother's wedding ring can be placed on one of its legs.



  A beautiful wedding in the presence of a large company occurred Jan 1, 1913, at one o'clock at the home of Mr and Mrs W H Mateer of Hendricks, W Va. Their daughter, Miss Grace L Mateer, became the bride of Mr Lloyd Erhard, well known and prosperous jeweler of Davis W Va. The marriage rite was solemnized by Rev J E Wells of Hendricks, the ring ceremony being observed.


  Mr Sidney Burt Halterman, of Mathias W Va, and Miss Ura Belle Kessel, of Kessel W Va, were married yesterday afternoon at three o'clock by Rev G E Brown, at the Bedford street M P church parsonage. -Cumb News 2nd.


  License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:
  Dec 31 - Thomas B Adden and Anna M Durett, both of Cumberland Md.

  Frederick Knippenberg and Ella May Rice, both of Cumberland Md.

  Adam S Yoaking and Lyddie R Rosencrance, both of Elkins W Va.

  Frank Adam See and Carrie A See, both of South Fork W Va.

  J Harry Packard, Port Royal, Pa and Dorothy Mae Anderson, Blaine W Va.


  About two weeks ago Willie Spotts, son of Mrs Hettie Spotts (who is now here visiting) was married at Bristol, Tenn., to Miss Truesby Seftwich, of Indian Mills, Monroe County. The young lady was going to school, but she and Willie slipped off and were married on the sly. Will is firing an engine on a railroad in the southern part of the State.


  Weare under obligations to A E Rice, Train Committee, Keyser, for a copy of the late number of the B&O Employees Magazine, a splendidly gotten up book. In the "Cumberland Division" report we notice this splendid compliment to some of our fellow citizens.
  "J W Ravenscroft was, for thirty-four years, car inspector at the bottom of Seventeen-Mile Grade on the West End of the Cumberland Division. The man has the distinction f never having been reprimanded, never having let a car go by that caused delay or occasioned personal injury. Mr Ravenscroft is now foreman of car inspectors and safety committeeman at Keyser."



  Mr Charles W Harvey, of Kitzmiller Md, and Miss Gladys E McNeely, were quietly married at the bride's parents Thurs afternoon, only the bride's family being present. After a short they will be at home to their friends Jan 3rd.


  Miss Annie L Flake, of Tw?town Md, and Mr Robert Cornwell, of Spring Gap, were married Dec 25.


  Mr Wm Lease and Miss Mary Sollers, both of Westernport were married at Franklin Dec 26, 1912, by Rev W H Stewart.


  Mr Joseph Granvil Baker of Beryl, and Miss Cora Viola Johnson, of Shaw, were married Dec 26th, at the Baptist Church parsonage by Rev Wm Stewart of Piedmont.


  Mr Atly Foley and Miss Mon Kreugh Knott, both of Beryl, were married Sat, Dec 2?, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs Alvy Whisner.



  Constable Charles W Thompson, brother and Mrs Florence Gordon, of Keyser W Va, a sister of Miss Samelia M Thompson, who was found dead in her apartment on McCulloh street, Baltimore, last Thurs, are attending the funeral in Front Royal, Warrent County Va. The body of Miss Thompson, who was 56 years old, was taken there Sat evening.
  The discovery of Miss Thompson's death was made by a woman who lived in the apartment house and who detected the odor of gas while passing the former's door. Upon investigation it was learned that the gas had come from a leak in a pipe. coroner Macht, of the Northwestern district, gave a certificate of death due to bronchitis, although he stated that the deadly fumes had hastened her end. The body was taken to the morgue. Miss Thompson having no relatives in Baltimore, Marshal Farnan, however, conducted an investigation and learned that she had relatives in VA and Allegany Co, notified them of her death. -Cumb Times of 30th.


  Mrs L W Huff, of Ridgeley, died at her home, Blocher street, Mon morning, at 11:30 o'clock, after a lingering illness of several weeks. She was 73 years old and the mother of 11 children, 10 of them being grown. They are Mrs D W Chaney, of Kreighbaum; Mrs John Logsdon, Patterson Creek; John Huff, Jennings Md; Mrs Jacob Lease, of Dawson; Mrs Susan Lease, of Dawson; Mrs Edward Ack, of Luke; Mrs Isaac Lease, of Pinto; Mrs Jeremiah Taylor, of Dawson; Mrs Bruce Baker and Henry Huff, both of Ridgeley. The funeral will take place Wed afternoon and the interment will be at Spring Gap, Md. -Cumb Times of 31st.


  Hattie Liller, aged 13 years, died on Wed, Jan 1st, 1913, at her home at McCoole, from an attack of rheumatism of the heart.


  Mrs Michael Grant died Dec 30th at the home of Mrs J Hogan in Piedmont, at the age of 52 years.


  Martinsburg W Va, Dec 20
  Running from a premature blast at the National limestone quarry near here yesterday afternoon, James Wilson was killed and Noah Rankins was fatally injured. In getting away from the explosion the men were caught underneath a truck loaded with stone. Both were crushed. Wilson dying within an hour after reaching a local hospital. Rankins cannot recover. Wilson, aged 36, leaves a widow and three small children.


  Cumberland Md, Dec 30
  James W Martin, 34 years old, car inspector on the Western Md railway was killed this morning in the yards at Ridgeley W Va, opposite Cumberland, when a passenger engine backed into the front of a work train on which Martin was standing. The end of the coach was demolished and Martin's body reduced to pulp. A heavy fog prevailed at the time. Martin worked all night and was returning home. Martins is survived by his wife and one daughter.-

Martinsburg, Jan 1 - Charles W Foreman, a popular and highly esteemed young B&O brakeman, was instantly killed near Bull Eye bridge about 7 o'clock this morning by No 47 the west bound mail and express train.


  Baltimore Md, 29 - Harry Cummings, aged 32, who until a year ago was prominent in insurance circles in Martinsburg and Elkins W Va, committed suicide at his home here early this morning.
  he arose about 4 o'clock and while he was dressing awoke his wife. When she asked him what he was doing, Cummings said he had been figuring on his accounts. Then he called to her to look at him, and as she did so, he pointed a pistol to his head and blew out his brains, dying instantly.
  Cummings has been conducting a grocery store on Oak Street and lived over the store. For some time he had been worrying over his financial matters. The coroner gave a verdict of suicide.
  Cummings is survived by his widow and three small children and his mother and sister, who reside in Pottsville Pa, and two other sisters in Baltimore.


  Squire Doyle who had been ill is improving.

  J W Wagoner, who has been seriously ill, is able to be up and about.

  Boyd Blundell, of Dayton Ohio, came in last week for a short visit.

  Col A R Stallings, of Parsons, spent Christmas day here with his mother.

  Jos Sobraske, of Garrett Ind, is spending the holidays here with his home folks.

  Mrs Scott Stotler and daughter paid relatives at Burlington a visit the past week.

  Miss Nellie Neville, of Ronceverte, came home to spend Christmas week with her home folks.

  Chas Jackson of Davis, spent Christmas here with his parents Mr and Mrs W H Jackson.

  Jas Souder of Milam, Pendleton county, who spent the week here with friends, has gone home.

  Rev Elmer Price, a student at the Gettysburg seminary filled the Lutheran pulpit last Sun.

  D M Lamden, son-in-law of N J Crooks, is sick with typhoid fever at his home at Bainbridge Da.

  Mrs Charles Ayers and son, who spent a while here with her parents, Mr and Mrs J B Criser, returned to Washington last Fri.

  Mrs Hettie Spotts and daughters, Misses Bertie and Helen, of Princeton W Va, are visiting relatives here.

  Sen O A Hood went to Charleston to be present at the convening the special session of the legislature yesterday.

  Mr Blackman, who spent last week here with his daughter, Mrs Chas N Finnell, returned home first of the week.

  Mr and Mrs Schutte, of Pittsburg, have been visiting the latter's mother, Mrs Annie Moore, the past week.

  D G Martin, of Antioch, last week completed a survey of the Gerstell estate at Gerstell, of some 2,000 acres of land.

  Thos Reed of Sand Patch, Pa, came over last week and spent a day or two with his parents, Mr and Mrs Anthony Reed.

  Prof Bruce Boseley, teacher in the public school at Morgantown, spent part of the holidays among relatives and friends here.

  Rev and Mrs W P Metheny, of Tunnelton, came down last week and spent a few days with Mrs Matheny's father, Mr Wm Chamberlain.

  Mr Frank Giffin got a fall Tues of lst week spraining his back so badly that he was laid up for a few days, but is about again.

  Mrs Chas S Caldwell received a message last Fri informing her of the death of her nephew, Attorney Stickley Tucker, at Amherst C H , VA.

  Prof J C Sanders, who was confined to his home by illness last week, was able to be at his post at the opening of school Mon morning.

  Mrs W J Chapman slipped on the ice on Tues of last week and got a hard fall, which confined her to her bed for a few days.

  Miss Ella M Johnson, who teaches in the school at Oakmont was a guest of her aunt. Mrs A R Rinehart, Tues of last week, going on Christmas day to Paw Paw to pay relatives a short visit.

  Mr and Mrs U P Cline and daughter, Miss Della, of Bloomington NC, spent Christmas here with Mr and Mrs R G Richardson. Mr Cline returned home leaving the ladies for a longer visit.

  Surveyor D G Martin finished running the lines this week for the new corporation embracing the old and South Keyser. The committee is hustling to get the new charter ready to present to the legislature.

  Mrs J L Robinson and Miss Blanche Harrison, returned Mon from Youngstown, Ohio, where hey spent Christmas with their sister,. Mrs Clarence Miller, Miss Lucille Robinson, who had been there for some time, came home with them.

  B H Ward, of down Knobley, was a business visitor in town Tues.

  C E Aronhalt of Washington, spent Christmas here with his family.

  Miss Nellie Bowden, of Cumberland, is the guest of Nellie Ravenscroft.

  John Gank, a shopman, is ill with lagrippe at his home in McCoole.

  Mrs Kate Hosack who has been ill at her home, at McCoole, is improving.

  Miss Marie Wilson, of Moorefield, is visiting her sister, Mrs Dan H Hoffman.

  Miss Edith Davis, of near Romney, is visiting her sister Mrs Sallie Poling.

  Mrs Claude Dunlap who was ill at her home on Orchard street, is able to be out.

  Mr Harry Hoover of Pittsburg, is visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs John Hoover.

  E M Dawson, who was on the sick list for the past week, reported for duty on Fri.

  Russell Cline, of Ft Wayne, Ind, is spending the holidays here with his parents.

  Miss Grace Avers, of Cumberland, has been visiting Mrs C C Clevenger this week.

  Mr and Mrs Harry Gilbaugh and children, of Cleveland, Ohio, are visiting relatives here.

  Harry Burke, of Chicago, arrived Tues morning on a visit to his parents and relatives.

  Mr and Mrs Roy Ravenscroft and daughter, Madge, returned to their home in Baltimore Sun.

  J H Bane, a young man from Burlington, has accepted a position as clerk in the Peoples Bank.

  Mrs Nellie Haskell, of Wheeling, spent the holidays with her parents, Mr and Mrs F L Kimmell.

  Mrs I C Purgitt returned Sat from a visit to her sister Mrs T G Pownal, at Cumberland.

  Howard Mulledy, teacher of the Antioch school, was a guest of his uncle, W T Mulleday, last Sat night.

  Mrs A Snyder and Miss Leazella spent Christmas with Mrs Snyder's parents, Mr and Mrs Shaw at Moscow.

  Prof D C Arnold, Dist Supt of schools of Elk Garden, was in town Wed giving his friends the year greetings.

  E C Savage, the B&O conductor, who has been a great sufferer from rheumatism for some time, doe snot improve much.

  Mr and Mrs C J Alkire returned home last Fri from a week's visit to Baltimore, where Mrs Alkire underwent an operation at the hospital.

  Mrs Robert Gerstell, of Gerstell Station, was called to Clarksburg a few days ago by the illness of her daughter, Mrs Hoover.

  Mrs Rose Browning of Deer Park, and Mr and Mrs E T Pringle, of Kitzmiller, were guests at the home of Mr and Mrs Geo Pyles this week.

  Miss Hattie Wilson, of Flintstone, who assisted her brother, Mr H G Wilson, in the Racket Store, during the Christmas rush, went home last week.

  Last sun night the Presbyterian choir rendered a beautiful Christmas cantata in the church, which was highly enjoyed by all who heard it.

  Attorney Gassaway Shores and mother arrived home last Mon night from a extended visit to Richmond, Va, where they attended a house party at the home of a relatives.

  PM Spangler and wife of Piedmont, daughter, Miss Elsie of Baltimore, and son Russell of Philadelphia, spent Sun in town as guests of Mrs Spangler's brother, Louis Bomberger.

  Hon J C Liller has gone to Charleston to take up his duties as one of our law makers. Keyser is well represented in the legislature,. having a member in both houses, and her interests ought to be well taken care of.

  Mr and Mrs B B Cavaitt and son James, who spent the holidays with Mrs Cavitt's brother, George B Rees, Washington, came home Sat. Mrs F P Kelley and sons James and George, of Fairmont, who were also in Washington stopped off for a few days visit with relatives here.

  H F Johnston of Columbus, Ohio, stopped off last Sun morning and gave his home folks an agreeable surprise, spending the day with them and leaving on No 12 for Baltimore, where he had been summoned on official business. On his return he stopped of between trains Mon night.

  Born to Mr and Mrs W C Pifer, Tues a son.

  Mrs Elizabeth Johnson, colored, died in Fairmont on Mon. The remains were brought here for burial yesterday.

  W A Liller's handsome new home is completed and they expect to move into it in a short time.

  Miss Helen Warner went to Terra Alta last Fri to spend a few days with her sister, Mrs Herbert White.

  The store of James A Bazzel, on Centre street, was robbed of a considerable lot of groceries and provisions on Thurs night of last week.

  It is reported the Knobley postoffice has been closed. The postmistress, Mrs P M Dayton, died some months ago, and it is said other members of the family did not want the office.

  While working in a mine, David Downing, of Blaine, met with severe injuries on one foot and he is at the Western Md Hospital, where his condition is reported as serious.

  Fri, George Barker, engineer on the Third division, had one of his hands so badly mashed that the doctor had to amputate all of his fingers except the little one.

  The Calendar Coterie met yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs N J Crooks, and was well attended. It was decided to have their party on Fri evening , Jan 17th, at the home of Mrs W E Woolf.

  Mr and Mrs J D Gelwicks and daughter, Miss Pauline, returned home yesterday evening from a ten days' visit to Mr and Mrs Chas M Babb at Morgantown, where they attended the Johnson family dinner on Christmas day.

  Mr John Mohler, has returned form his visit at Pittsburg.

  Geo A Kitzmiller, of Shaw, was in town Wed and made us a pleasant call.

  Mr and Mrs Russell Litten are home form a few weeks' visit to relatives at New Market Va.

  Dr Clay Leps of Fairmont, spent part of Christmas week here with home folks.

  G L Kibler, B&O brakeman, who was hurt some time ago, is on duty again.

  Mrs Chas Rice and children, of Cumberland are visiting her sister, Mrs Dr L H Gaston.

  Rev O A Price, who has been on the sick list of the past week is very much improved.

  Miss Joretha Liller attended the Allegany County club ball at Cumberland last Tues night.

  Arnold Gerstell, of New York City, paid his parents, Dr and Mrs Richard Gerstell, a visit this week.

  Mr and Mrs Joe Fromhart and baby of Newburg, are spending this week with Mrs Fromhart's parents.

  Mrs John Rafter and daughter, Mrs J E Chapel, of Kitzmiller, were visiting friends here Wed.

  Mr and Mrs Jas Goldsworthy of Keyser, spent Christmas and New Years with the latter's home folks near Cumberland.

  Mr and Mrs F M Griffin and Campbell Smith attended the Erhard-Mateer wedding at Hendricks last Tues.

  James Wilins, who went home to Cameron to spend the holidays, has returned here to his work in the Keyser pottery.

  Prof J W Stayman, who has been in the hospital for some weeks with pneumonia, has so far recovered as to be able to be out.

  Mr and Mrs D Riley Shull, who spent part of the holiday season with Mr and Mrs Geo McCarty at Philadelphia, have returned home.

  Arnold Vandiver of Burlington, was in town Wed night attending a card party given by Misses Margaret and Joretha Liller, at their home on Davis street.

  Mr Riely, assistant division superintendent, with headquarters here, resigned last Sat to take effect at once. We have not learned what he expects to do.

  Mr Thomas Kean and daughter, Miss Jennie, of Seymour, accompanied by Miss Jennie Kean, of this place are spending a few days with Mr Thos Kean, Cumberland.

  Mrs George Oss, whose husband was recently killed on a saw mill near Schell, moved to Keyser this week and will live on A Street until her own house on Church street is vacant.

  W S Johnston went to Clarksburg on Thurs of last week to pay his brother, Dr J W Johnston, a short visit, and from there went to Elkins to spend a day or two with his brother, F S Johnston.
  Mr Johnston returned yesterday evening.

  Last Sun, Herman Davis took Mrs Lolo Berg and Mrs E R Connell to Lahmansville, to see their mother, who is ill. Mrs Connell returned Mon, leaving her sister there.

  Cam Arbogast, the well known plumber, went to his old home, at Montery, Va, to spend part of the holidays with this sisters and brother,s and is expected home today.

  Among those spending the Christmas holiday in Keyser were Mr and Mrs W P Cline and daughter Della of Wilmington N C, are the guest of their sister and aunt Mrs R G Richardson.

  Mrs Hyde, Miss Hopkins and little niece of Murfreesboro, Tenn, who spent a few days spent a few days with Rev and Mrs A O Price, left Tues for their home, going by way of Washington DC.

  Miss Alta Powell, who has been visiting relatives and friends in Western cities, has returned to her home with her sister, Mrs J W P Somerville, 22 Altamont Terrace. -Cumb Times of 31st.

  Richard, son of Mr and Mrs Jas W Carskadon, of Headsville and Parker, son of Mr and Mrs Chas Carskadon, who are attending school at Lewisburg Military Academy, spent the holiday vacation at home.

  Dr Olof Thorson, a graduate of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and at present a postgraduate student at the University of Pa, is spending his Christmas vacation with John and Rosel Stehley at the home of their father, Dr F P Stehley.


  Geo Spotts is on the sick list.

  W R Taylor took charge of the jail Wed.

  Dr W H Yeakley and wife and son Holmes, have returned from a delightful visit at Staunton Va.

  Miss Alice Feltzer spent several days the past week as a guest of Miss Ruth Michael at Oakland.

  Mr and Mrs Wm Sollars returned yesterday from a few days visit to the former's parents at Oakland.

  Mr E G Kimmell presented his wife with a handsome Pianolo for a Christmas gift purchased from Morrison Music Co.

  Miss Ethel Miers entertained a number of her friend at her home on Mozelle Street, New Year's Eve. Delightful refreshments were served.

  Mrs A E Russell gave an informal reception last Sat evening at her home in honor of her sister, Mrs Poindexter, who spent the holidays with her.

  Miss Tabitha Thompson entertained a few of her friends at her home on Main street on Sat evening in honor of Miss Marie Wilson, of Moorefield.

  Dr W J Keolz and Dr E V Romig have each bought a lot of Creed Taylor on Hughes Street, and will build themselves homes on them in the near future.

  A pleasant little gathering of young people watched the old year depart and the new year come in last Tues night at the home of Miss Fila Wolf. Refreshments were served.

  Marshall Carrier gave another of his popular dances last night at Bachelor's Hall, which was well attended and the young people had a good time. Music was furnished by Isles' up-to-date orchestra.

  B&O Brakeman Chapman, sustained a pretty badly sprained back Mon while on duty in the yard. he was taken to the hospital, but is back at his boarding house, and expects to be all right again soon.

  Although not pre-planned, a pleasant family reunion was held Tues at Stonecliffe. All the children of Mrs Geo E Leps meeting as if by prearrangement for the day. They were sumptuously fed at their old fireside.

  Misses Edna Tierney, Mary Mahoney, Nora Mahoney, of Rawlins, Wyo; Miss May Murphy, of Blaine; Miss B Josephine Garvey and Mr Joseph Garvey of Piedmont; Mr Tierney Murphy of Blaine were Father O'Hara's guests Tues.

  Some of Keyser's prize chickens are in the show at Baltimore this week and we fully expect them to bring home some of the blue ribbons. Those who sent birds down are Everhart & Rogers, F W Davis and W C Pifer.

  Miss Genieve bier gave a very pleasant New Year Party Tues to a number of her young friends. Besides serving delicious refreshments she took them all to the nickelodeon, after which they watched the old year out, indulging in games and pleasant amusement.

  Wed the doctors were over near Neal's Gap to see Abe Riggleman, who has developed a case of small pox. Abe has been about Westernport and Piedmont and had an opportunity to get the disease and there seems to be no doubt he has it. He is now at the home of Mrs Riggleman down below the Fountain, in an old ousted section. The house has been quarantined, also the houses of people in that section where he had been.

  Jacob Sauer, who has for several months been with Fred Wilderman, the Main street tailor, has opened a tailoring establishment in the Bright building at 115 Armstorng Street. He will be prepared to do all kinds of tailoring, and all work guaranteed of high art class.

  Geo C Ludwig, who gave up teaching to go back on the farm, is planting a fine orchard, in Allegany Co, near McCoole. He at first tried out some trees on a small scale to test commercial orcharding in that section. He got fine fruit and is planting larger orchards. His act has caused several other parties to invest there and on lands that sold a few years ago for $8 to $15 an acre the orchards have increased the values ten fold.


  On New Year's morning, 1864, when the thermometer was below zero, probably the most undisciplined body of troops in the whole Union army marched into camp at Martinsburg W Va. The men looked careless, fatigued, sleepy and cold. Some of them were bareheaded, which showed that they had traveled day and night and had fallen asleep on their horses. Many had lost their hats and caps by coming in contact with the limbs of trees in the woods. Some had the front and back parts burped out of their overcoats and trousers, which had probably happened while they were dozing before the fire. A few of them wore some Confederate clothing, indicating apparently that they had captured some Confederate quartermaster's stores and had replaced their own damaged garments with their enemy's clothing. Others had their feet tied up with pieces of blankets and sheepskins.
  Many of the men were dismounted, others were mounted on wagon horses and mules, with the harness still on the animals. this showed that their wagon train had been destroyed and that some of the men, who had lost their cavalry horses, had mounted these animals.
  The infantry and the citizens of Martinsburg gathered around and stared at these troops in wonder. This was Averal's command, four regiments of Calvary and battery that had just returned form the Salem raid. The raiding party left New Creek (now Keyser City, W Va, Dec 8, 1863; marched to Salem Va, thence back to Martinsburg W Va, arriving there ? 1864, traveling twenty-four ?. During this time the party traveled several hundred miles, ? up the Va and Tennessee railroad tracks to prevent General Lee from re-enforc? General Longstreet, who was fighting General Burnside in Knoxville Tenn. At Salem the confederate quartermaster and commissary stores were destroyed.
  On our retreat a dozen or more Confederate brigades were after us and tried to head us off at every crossroad. At Covington Va, after the bridge over Jackson river was burned , our regiment, the Fourteenth Pa cavalry, which was the rear guard, and a few dismounted men of other regiments that were with the wagon train were surrounded on the south side of the river. One of the Confederate generals sent in a flag of truce demanding a surrender, but we fought our way through. After we burned our wagon train we swam the Jackson river.
  On our retreat we traveled through a severe snowstorm and slid down icy mountains. Our artillery was saved by pulling it over the mountains with ropes.
  Our brigade lost on this raid killed, drowned, frozen and captured, 146 men and five officers.
  A few men were so badly frozen that they died shortly afterward.
  Thus on that New Year's morning, we were cold, hungry, tired, sleepy, dirty and shabby. Uncle Sam soon heard of our condition and came to us with outstretched arms,for on Jan 10, he presented every one of us with a brand new outfit, which included overcoat, dress coat, blouse, hat, cap, shirt, drawers, stockings, boots and blankets. We soon commenced to get conceited for we believed that we were the only brigade in the whole Union army that had ever received such a magnificent gift from the U S government. -James F Hays in Baltimore American.


  Miss Jean Ralston, of Keyser W Va, and Miss Florence E Hartman, daughter of ex-Street Superintendent Ernest Hartman, of 291 North Mechanic Street, this city, graduated Sat in their chosen profession of nursing, after passing a successful three year's training at the Western Md Hospital, and yesterday the two young ladies left the hospital for their homes. On Tues evening a reception and dance will be given at the nurses' home in honor of Miss Hartman and Miss Ralston, invitations to the event having been issued. -Cumb News


  "Berry" Hartman, a man with a badly bungled pair of optics, and John H Spittler, who wears curiously cut whiskers, have been guests at chief Irvine's City Hotel since yesterday afternoon, having been left there by a sheriff from Pendleton County, W Va, until he could make connections with a train to take them back "home".
  This pair, it is claimed, broke jail at Sutton over ten years ago, and they have since been living in the vicinity of Braxton W Va.
  Spittler said he isn't worrying a bit, because he couldn't see any cause for claiming a "break", as they only "slid down through a chimney hole."
  Neither of the men was loth in telling their story. More than ten years ago, they say, they were arrested on the charge of breaking into a barn, and had a trial in April of 1902. Following that they passed one month in the county jail, when they quietly slipped away one night and have since enjoyed their liberty.
  "How did you get through a chimney hole with all those whiskers?" was asked Spittler, when he replied, "Oh, I didn't have them then."
  When the pair had been safely locked up at the police station the sheriff started out for a little fun, and this morning it took a long time to locate him, but he finally returned and handcuffing them together, hied for a B&O train for Romney. -Cumb Press of 30th.


  A family reunion was held at the Dormitory Sun, Dec 29th, given by the managers, Mr and Mrs J L Smith. Everyone reported a most enjoyable time.
  Those present were Mr and Mrs J H Trentor and two sons, Mr and Mrs C E Leary and three children. Mr and Mrs F E Kagey and son, Mr and Mrs J L Smith, Miss Susie Trentor, and Mr and Mrs Will Trentor and son.


  The Davis Fruit Farm, recently managed by the late Fred B Davis for sale, 188 acres of pasture, fruit and farm land as good as any in the county. Within three miles of Keyser, just off New Creek Road, Modern Farm House with running water in kitchen. Large new barn and Lime Kiln. Large old apple orchard that has never failed, 1500 young peach and apple trees planted. New fencing. Geo R Davis, F&M Bank, Keyser W VA


  ......20th day of Dec, 1912, in the chancery cause of Ada Phillips Farris, surviving partner of herself and George B Shank, dec'd, against Nanie J hank, and others.....


  Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice at Keyser W Va week ending Jan 2, 1931.
  Mrs Emma F Davis, Geo Bowman, Jas Cessna, Joe Hains, Master Tommie High, Michael Newman, Pezzoli Giuseppe.


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

  Arthur Arnold, Trustee for John Jose.

  A J Clark, Adm'r of the estate of J M Howard, dec'd.

  John Salesky, Adm'r for the estate of Wm Butkis, dec'd.

  Anna Paris, Committee for W R Paris.

  C C Seymour, Executor of the estate of Margaret McNeill, deceased.

  J R Baker, Adm'r of the estate of Elizabeth Baker, dec'd.

  Chas N Finnell and W T Dixon, Adm'rs of the estate of J G Sharpless, dec'd.

  W H Kitzmiller, Adm'r of the estate of Lloyd Kitzmiller, dec'd.

  W H Kitzmiller, Guardian of Stephen B Burke, Joseph A Burke and Bertha R Mason.

  W T Dixon and Chas N Finnell, Executors of the estate of J Frank Dixon, dec'd.

  Fannie S Buckner and Wm Stewart, Executors of the estate of Barber Stewart, dec'd.

  E G Hammond, Adm'r of W T Hanlin, dec'd.

  Given under my hand this 23rd day of Dec 1912.

  Notice is hereby given to all who may be interested that following accounts are before me for settlement:
  Charles J Alkire, Guardian for Bryan E Shepp.

  James H Rine, Administrator of Sarah Bane, deceased.

  Wm McDonald, Commissioner of Accounts.


The city election yesterday resulted as follows:


  For Mayor, Babb 233; Wilson 189. For Recorder, Arnold 236; Offner 133. For Councilmen, Markwood 225, Keenan 227, Moore 225, Steorts 235, Boor 270, Dr Gerstell 197, Naughton 105, Avers 116, Dayton 113, McDonald 135.


  For Mayor, Babb 155; Wilson 148. For Recorder, Arnold 145; Offner 150. For Councilmen, Markwood 141, Keenan 160, Moore 131, Steorts 171, Boor 150, Gerstell 148, Naughton 133, Avers 141, Dayton 103, McDonald 133.

  The old council was re elected. The total vote was as follows: For Mayor, Babb 388; Wilson 287. For Recorder, Arnold 381; Offner 287. For councilmen, Markwood 366, Keenan 387, Moore 356, Steortes 406, Boor 420, Gerstell 339, Naughton 238, Avers 257, Dayton 218, McDonald 168.


  At the election held in South Keyser yesterday the following ticket was re elected.

  Fro mayor, Luther Stafford; For recorder, R S Pownall; for Councilmen, D L Trenton, E M Clevenger, I W Iser, U J Hackett, W P Mulledy, W E Bolyard and Philip Rice.


  The annual family re-union of the Johnson connection took place at the home of Hon and Mrs Chas M Babb,at Morgantown, on Christmas Day, with the usual big dinner. Among those present this year were Mrs Belle Babb of Williamsport, Mrs Emma Abbot of Mt Vernon, Ohio, Dr and Mrs J T Little of Pittsburg, C I and Mrs Geo T Carskadon and sons Fred and George, Mr and Mrs J D Gelwicks and daughter, Miss Pauline of Keyser together with Mr Chas M Babb and family and Mr and Mrs Kennison of Cleveland Ohio.


  Through their attorney, three parties entered suit, each for $10,000 damages against Mrs Annie E Eagle, wife of D W Eagle, wife of D W Eagle, and administratix of his estate. The suits grow out of the explosion of a boiler of an engine for a sawmill owned by D W Eagle, who was killed at the time, Oct 1(?5), 1912. The plaintiffs are Mrs Emma Gray, widow of John Gray, who died of injuries; Isaac W Smith, father of Jno Smith, a youth instantly killed; Mrs Bertie E Boyce, wife of Joseph H Boyce, permanently injured. The accident took place two miles from Keyser, and the case will come up before the Circuit Court of Mineral County.


  General Foreman H L Miller is adding 125 men to his car repair force here. They will be used on a new class of work her putting steel underframes on box cars. The first allotment for this place is 250 cars. In all there are 25,000 of these cars to the remodeled and up to this time one thousand cars have been converted to the new regulation style. It is said the company is well prepared to handle this work here, and it means a substantial addition to the payroll.


  Mr Wm B Woolf has bought the property of the Keyser Milling co on Patrick Street. This is a very valuable property, as it fronts on two streets and extends to the railroad. We understand that there is a move to build an ice plant on the site.