3 MAY 1912


  April 20
  Mr Robert Yonker of Keyser, was visiting relatives here Sun.
  R N Ravenscraft and two sons Cecil and Lester, and Robert Clemm of Keyser, were calling on relatives here Sun.
  Mr and Mrs Clarence Boror, of Keyser, were calling on Friends here Sun and Mon.
  J H Swisher, of New Creek, was a pleasant caller here Sun.
  Mr and Mrs Howard Miller, of Capon Bridge, were calling on his brother-in-law, John E Mellon, Sat and Sun.
  Mr W C Bowden, of Keyser, was a pleasant caller here Sun.
  Walter Mellon, little son of John and Augusta Mellon, is on the sick list.
  Mr Baxter Armantrout, superintendent of the aims house, is treating the buildings to a new tin roof. Mr Dave Kesner, of Keyser has charge of the work.
  Robert Wilson, Jr and sister Elouise, of Rawlings, were guests of Miss Ruth Stotler Sun.
  Miss Bessie Miller of Waxler, was calling on friends here Sun.
  Mrs William Simmons, of Keyser, was a business visitor here Sun.
  House cleaning is the order of the day here.
  Farmers are getting very busy plowing and getting ready for planting.


  Petersburg Press of 25th
  Born Sun night to Mr and Mrs Chas I Shobe, a girl.
  Born, Tues afternoon, to Mr and Mrs A N Clower a boy.
  Walter Trenton, of Maysville, who has been attending the medical college in Baltimore, came home the first of the week.
  A S Judy first of the week moved his family from Lindes to a farm he recently purchased near McNeil, Hardy county.
  J W Day has sold the 105 acre tract of the Feaster farm he has been advertising in the Press to R H Simpson.
  Philip Feaster was here Tues. Mr Feaster has decided that he will not be a candidate for county commissioner.
  J A G Ours, son of J W Ours, of Corner and Miss Amy Feaster, daughter of Daniel Feaster, of Petersburg, were recently married.
  Geo E Weese, left Thurs morning for Bier, Md, where he goes to look at a farm with a view of purchasing. He was accompanied by Charley Weese.
  Ray Arbogast, of Pendleton Co, was here over Mon night on his way to Romney to take some new trades recently introduced in the D& B School.
  In the convention on April 20th, at Mt Storm, there were only two stood up on favor of President Taft among the 52 men present.


  Moorefield Examiner, April 25
  Wm Copp has been right sick the past week.
  Miley and Fisher shipped two car loads of hogs and sheep last Sat morning.
  Miss Nellie Dinger left last Sat morning for a visit to her home at Vaucluse Va.
  Dr and Mrs H C Baker entertained a number of their young friends to cards last Fri night.
  Mrs Frank Carpenter and son, who have been visiting here, returned to their home in Cumberland Mon.
  Misses Matti Eberly and Ellen Kuykendall left Tues for Vaucluse Va to attend Winchester Presbytery.
  Miss Marie Inskeep, who has been on a visit to Piedmont and other points, returned to her home here last Fri.
  Mrs Julia Gilkeson and son, Vance, left Tues morning for a visit to relatives at Charles Town and Beuna Vista.
  B C Carpenter returned form a visit to Lost City last week. While gone Mr Carpenter sold his house and lot at that place.
  Miss Mary VanMeter, who has been at Martinsburg taking the civil service examination returned to her home here Sat.
  Miss Miss Sophar Somerville, who was called here by the illness of her mother, left Mon for her home at Lewisburg. We are glad to say that Mrs Somerville is very much improved.
  Miss Ella Allen went to Romney this morning to visit her brother, F P Allen.
  Warfield Taylor, of Richmond, arrived Mon evening to spend a few days with his mother here.
  Homer Friddle and family, of Rockmart Ga, arrived Mon evening on a visit to relatives here.
  J WM Gilkeson left Mon morning for Staunton Va to attend the marriage of his niece, Miss Emily Pancake.
  Ed Somerville left this morning for Va, where he will spend some time for his health. Mr Somerville has been suffering for some time with rheumatism but is improving.
  Mrs Chas Brown returned home last Sat from Cumberland, where she had accompanied Mrs W B Violett. Mrs Violett was operated upon in that city and we are glad to say is getting along nicely.


  April 30
  Mrs S A Trask entertained a few friends at her home at Rees' Mill on Thurs, April 25, at a quilting party in honor of her daughter, Miss Sadie. The morning passed off very quietly, but pleasantly, until the hour for dinner arrived when the jolly party was ushered into the dining room where a sumptuous repast was laid. At each plate was a small envelope which contained the announcement of the marriage of her daughter, Miss Sadie, to Mr Frank Lucas, a prominent business man of Lanesville W Va. The wedding will take place June 12, at the Centenary M E Church.
  Those present to enjoy the occasion were: Henry Dawson, J B Rees, John Smith, I D Taylor, S A Trask, Misses Sue Johnson, Sadie and Louise Trask and Rev F A Allison of Roanoke.


  April 30

  Last Sun one week ago, Will Duling and Miss Jane Kitzmiller came up, from Shaw to visit their uncle, Luke Kitzmiller. Will returned on Mon but Miss Jane remained until last Sun. Uncle Luke is much better now.
  Claud W Fertig was through our neighborhood a few days since wearing his best smile and shaking hands with the people, but had entirely forgotten to bring the cigars with him. About the same time Jim Michael, of Keyser, was renewing old acquaintances in our community.
  Bruce Roderic, of Emoryville, visited his parents at this place last Sun. He was accompanied by John Gardner.
  Last Thurs one week ago, J Arley Blackburn, of Keyser, made sale at public auction, of a portion of his stock on the farm near Schell. The stock all brought fair prices.
  Last Sat the trustees made sale of the property of Samuel H Liller, near the Stone House. Most of the property sold low. The farm was knocked down to James J Idleman at sixteen hundred and twenty-five dollars, which is said by those who are acquainted with the property to be a very low price.
  Gabe Hanlin has a "Buckeye" sow that has ten four week old pigs, nine of which are males. He would like to know if anyone can beat it.
  There are several cases of mumps in our neighborhood with more to follow.
  We have had quite a dry cool April, yet it might have been much worse.
  John Gardner says that whilst he lived in western Pa, he saw seven weeks sleighing in the month of April, and we can vouch for the truth of his assertion.
Uncle John


  The Waxler Sun School was organized last Sun.
  M<r and Mrs Eddie Moon, were visiting the former's parents, Mr and Mrs Jack Moon, of this place, last Sun.
  Misses Violett and Marie and Master Edward Baker were visiting Mrs N E Triplett last South. It came as a surprise and was quite a while before the guests could resume their conversation.
  Miss Bessie Miller, of this place, was visiting her aunt, Mrs Nannie Clark, of McCoole, last Sun.
  Mr and Mrs S W Moon were callers at Keyser last Tues.
  Miss Olive Shepp was visiting her grandmother, Mrs Nancy Faulk, of this place, last Sun.
  Messrs John and Scott Faulk were visiting their mother last Sun.
  Waxler Boy



  Born to Mr and Mrs C W Condron, last Sun, a daughter.
  J M Bright, and wife were in Cumberland last Wed.
  J J Reiser, of Baltimore, spent Sat and Sun here with friends.
  Mrs Will Greenholt and daughter have returned home forma visit to friends in Baltimore MD.
  Roy C Babb, of Grant Co, was down last week and bought a fine Studebaker buggy of J M Bright.
  M W Trask of the Kingwood Argust, came in last Sat and Mon moved his family to Kingwood.
  Mrs John Steveneson and children of Piedmont, spent Sat and Sun here with home folks and friends.
  Miss Bertie Smith has returned to her home on Center street from an extended visit to her sisters at Westernport and Luke.
  Jas Barick and son, Master Norman, returned to their home in Martinsburg, on Sun evening forma short visit to friends and relatives here.
  Mrs J M Wolfe and little daughter, Virginia, returned to their home at Elkins, last Mon, after spending a couple of weeks here among relatives.
  Dr and Mrs F L Clymer of Midlothian, attended the Firemen's Banquet, in the K of P Armory, last Fri evening.
-Lonaconing Advocate 25th.
  Mr and Mrs Fairfax S Landstreet of New York, are visiting Mr and Mrs Walter Brooks, at Brookfield, their home in the Green Spring Valley. -Balto. Sun of 29th.
  Ex-Deputy Sheriff H L Welch has taken a position as traveling salesman for H B Beard & Co manufacturers of harness and horse collars, and is now on the road.
  Mrs W L Stotler, of Detmold, is spending the week in Burlington W Va, where she is the guest of her father, Mr William Markwood. -Lonaconing Advocate 25th.
  Mrs Annie V McKnight has returned home, 7 Columbia St, after a seven weeks' visit with her daughter, Mrs William A Wise, Petersburg W Va. -Cumb News.
  Rev John Dayton, of Twenty First Bridge, Mrs Julia Mooney, Mrs John Burke, Mrs Moomau, Messrs Tom Russell, John McNabb, M Dugan were among those who attended the funeral of Mr King.
  Charles Stickley and Parren Hevner of near Cumberland, were in town Wed and paid us a pleasant call. They came up to see Mr Robert Stickley, who has been quite feeble for several months.
  Mrs W R Davis and mother went to Hagerstown on Wed of last week to pay Dorsey Atkins a visit. Mrs Davis returned home last Sat, leaving her mother to spend a while longer.
  Mr and Mrs T M McCorkle, of Elkins, have leased a house in Berryville, Va, and will spend the coming summer there. Mr McCorkle is a well known tobacco salesman who frequently visits this county.
  Edward H Ravenscroft left for Baltimore Sat, to consult Dr Hiram Wood, a noted eye, ear and throat specialist, of Baltimore. For the past few weeks, Mr Ravenscroft has been troubled with his throat and ear. HE returned Mon.
  Mrs St Clair Clatyon, formerly Miss Margaret Welshans, of this place, who has been living near Baltimore, recently has come to Shepherdstown to spend the summer. She has taken Miss Shaner's house on High St. -Shepherdstown Register of 25th.
  Mrs Elmira Buzzerd, of Keyser, who is visiting her son J W Buzzerd, in this place, recently celebrated her 80th birthday. She received many congratulations on the happy occasion and a gift of a carnation for each year of her life. -Berkeley Springs Post of 25th.
  Intelligence reached here Thurs that D Ross Metger, Metropolitan Life Insurance superintendent at Birmingham, Ala, has been promoted to command of a much larger field in New Orleans, La, and is arranging to remove to the latter city. This will not alter his homecoming plan, however, except that the longer distance to travel may tend to shorten his stay here. -Frostburg Journal.
  Mr and Mrs George E Price and Mrs Edmund Price left yesterday for Chicago, where Mr Price goes as a delegate form the W Va Bar Assn, to the Illinois Bar Assn, which will meet Fri & Sat. One of the chief subjects to be discussed is the reform in the judicial procedure. Sat Mr Price will make an address. -Charleston Gazette of 26th.


  Daniel Bloom, aged about 70 years, formerly of Cash Valley, this county, died yesterday afternoon at the Western Md Hospital to which institution he was taken several days ago for an operation.
-Cumb News of 30th


  The following notice has been sent out to the press for publication by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:
  Baltimore, April 28: In view of the locomotive engineers wage discussion and Grand Chief Stone's claim that an engineer's pay is not commensurate with the responsibility he has to bear, railroad men are calling attention to a report made by special Agent Ames of the Interstate Commerce commission. His report is on the average wages paid to railway employees in England compared with the report of the average wages paid to railway employees in England compared with the report of the average wages paid to railway employee in the US, it makes interesting reading for instance:

England per day of 12 hours

US per day of 12 hours

Engineers, $1.55


Firemen, .96


Conductors, 1.21


Brakemen, .95


Switchmen, .94


Trainmen, .94



In a house of too much trouble
Lived a lonely little boy;
He was eager for a playmate,
He was hungry for a toy.
But it was always too much bother,
Too much dirt and too much noise,
For the house of too much trouble
Wasn't meant for little boys.

And sometimes the little fellow
Left a book upon the floor,
Or forgot and laughed too loudly;
Or he failed to close the door.
In a house of too much trouble
Things must be precise and trim.
In a house of too much trouble
There was little room for him.

He must never scatter playthings
He must never romp and play;

Every room must be in order,
And kept quiet all the day.
He had never had companions
He had never owned a pet.
In the house of too much trouble
It is always trim and quiet.

Ev'ry room is set in order;
Every book is in its place;
And the lonely little fellow
Wears a smile upon his face.
In the house of too much trouble
He is silent and at rest
In the house of too much trouble
With a lily on his breast.