October 3, 1913



Mrs Susan Haines and son Willie of Piedmont spent last week with relatives here

Mrs Annie Long and little son Deneen of Martinsburg visited relatives in Alaska last week

Mrs Gibson Pyles, who has been in very bad health for several months was taken to the State hospital at Weston on Wednesday of last week

Mrs Amanda Dunn and daughter Miss Etta returned home last week after spending the summer with relatives at Grafton W Va

J W Dunn and family and Mr Wilson of Burlington spent Sunday in Alaska

The Frankfort public schools opened last week. Don C Dolley, of Pendleton county, is the principal, and Miss Etta Dunn, the assistant.

Lawson Adams of Keyser drove down Sunday and spent the day with friends here

Miss Mary Carney of Romney, spent Sunday at her home here

V E Thompson, of Frost, Ky, is a business visitor here this week

C F White, of Oakland Md, who bought the Twigg timber near town, has his saw mill in operation now and is converting the timber into lumber

The Patterson Creek Lumber Co, who purchased the VanMeter timber, are shipping large quantities of lumber

George Deremer is building a handsome residence on his farm above town

Earl W Rogers of Keyser spent Sunday with friends in Alaska

D H Weakland has gone to Altoona, Pa, where he has secured employment

We would be glad if our County Commissioners would come down and look over some our roads in the district. We would advise them, however, to come horseback, as several bridges are torn out and new ones in process of building, and some culverts across the road have holes in them, which, with washed out places and bad breakers, make it rather dangerous to travel in a buggy. Why not go back to the old methods of working the roads, when each citizen put two days work on the road, and every section of the road had a supervisor, who used the road and was over it every day and was interested in its being kept in good condition. Isn't it a fact that we had better roads in those days than we have now? And a great deal less expense?


Miss Effie Betson of Cumberland is visiting Miss Beulah Shoemaker

Mr Alvin Orndorff who has typhoid fever is recovering. He has been ill for quite a while

Mr and Mrs Geo S Arnold of Bridgewater, Va, are back at their old home. They will visit here a while but expect to spend the winter in Virginia

Miss Florence Cheshire left Wednesday for Old Fields where she will teach the coming winter

Mrs F Hillery and mother Mrs Thompson and little daughter Woodie visited relatives on the Run last week

Mr Jake Berry and family and Mrs William French of Augusta attended the meeting here Saturday and Sunday

Mr Dan Arnold and Miss Alta Cheshire visited friends and relatives at Eliber Springs last week

Mrs Annie Starnes who has been visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs B W Smith, left for her home Sunday

Mr and Mrs William Leatherman of New Creek visited Mr and Mrs John W Leatherman a few days

Preaching every night of this week at 7:30.



Digging potatoes is the order of the day. The yield is good in some localities, but the dry weather and in some cases the blight have injured the yield.

The chestnut crop is almost a failure, but little better than it was last year, if it is that.

Justice Ervin had to secure Festival hall in which he tried two interesting cases from Oakmont last Saturday. There was trouble among some foreigners. There was trouble about a cow. Old Brindle got into a garden and was locked up by the owner of the garden, and it was not long then until there was trouble enough for a lawsuit.

The fattest hog in Elk Garden is Harry and Bob Foreman's pet groundhog

The many friends of Mrs Mabel Gray Owens were shocked to hear of her death at the hospital at Easton, Md, recently. She was well known here. Her father, Rev Gray, preached here only a few years ago. His daughter married Rev A E Ownens

Mr A S Hixenbaugh of Dartmore was a visitor here last week

DIED, Sept 29, 1913, after a brief illness, William H Miller, aged about 64 years. The funeral services will be held on Wednesday. A more extended notice will be given next week

The Elk Garden Graded School began last Monday. There is a good attendance. Mr L O Taylor is the principal and Mr Clifton Gurd, Misses Anna C Fleming, Nina Knabenshue, Freda Kerns and Mary Mason assistants.

The Nethken Hill school with Mr Burton Kelley, teacher, began last Monday with an enrollment of thirty.



Miss Flora Huffman of Flats is the guest of Misses Carmen and Flora Whipp on Willow Avenue

Miss Marie High of Purgittsville is visiting relatives in Flats this week

Quite a crowd of boys and girls from Flats and Purgittsville spent Sunday at Twin Mountain and all report a fine time. A very interesting game of ball was played while there between Flats and Purgittsville which resulted in favor of Purgittsville


H E Schell and wife returned Tuesday evening from a trip to Indiana

Mrs J L Harvey, of Gormania, died September 8 and was buried the following day. She was 61 years old and is survived by her husband and five children, two sons and three daughters. Mrs Harvey was before marriage Miss Shillingburg and was a sister of Mrs Ed. Crim and the late T E Shillingburg. Mrs W A Duling and Mrs W D Nydegger and also sisters of the deceased.

Miss Stella M Sigel, of Hancock and Leonard O Clower, of Romney, were married last Thursday evening in Hagerstown. Mr Clower is a brother of A N Clower of this place

Mrs Robert Zell of Birmingham, Ala,is here the guest of her brother, E A Harness

Miss Retta Jenkins of Gormania is here visiting her sister Mrs S G Thomas

A J Welton and son, William, left first of the week for Ft Defiance, Va, where William will enter the Augusta Military Academy for the coming year

Mr and Mrs Ed. Maphis, of Junction, who spent a few days here visiting their daughter, Mrs E J Allen, returned home first of the week.

Robert Bridges, of Missouri, was a recent visitor here the guest of his uncle, Major Frank Breathed

Miss Clara Barr came up from Keyser the first of the week and is visiting friends and relatives here

An infant child of Pat Zirk died Sunday

BORN, Saturday to Oscar Alt and wife, a daughter

Dr J B Grove left Tuesday for the east on business

Mrs Maud Hogbin, wife of James Hogbin died at her home here early last Friday morning of complication of disease. She has been ill for a long time. Saturday morning after service at the house grave, and by Rev's Smith and Thomas the remains were interred in the Petersburg cemetery. The deceased was 30 years of age and besides her husband she is survived by 2 children, 1 son and 1 daughter.

(Press of 26th)

Mrs E L Judy and Mrs T J Grove, who are patients of Dr Keeley, in Baltimore, are getting along nicely and are expected to be able to leave the hospital shortly

Mr and Mrs W E Hill, who spent the summer at Columbus and Camp Perry, O, returned here last week and are visiting Mr Hill's parents, Mr and Mrs W B Hill

John Miley bought the A M Inskeep residence in Moorefield for $5300.00

Mrs W C Halterman, who has been ill with typhoid fever, is slowly recovering

Jesse Fisher recently weighed up to Ruckman & Elliott 65 head of cattle that averaged 1512 pounds

Max Bear, of Monongah, was here the first of the week looking after his business interests and shaking hands with old acquaintances. Mr Bear expects in the near future to erect a three story building here, and is thinking of returning here to live

Miss Clarice Shobe, daughter of Ross Shobe, is quite sick with typhoid fever at her home near here. She went to Laneville last Sunday a week to visit relatives, and was taken sick while there, and brought to her home one day last week.

We learn that C C Martin has sold his restaurant at the depot to John Henry, of Kessel, who will take charge October 1st

Isaac N Vanmeter, of Illinois, is here visiting his brother, W C Vanmeter

(Examiner of 25th)

The real estate owned by the late A M Inskeep, was offered for sale last Saturday. John R Miley purchased the home place for $5,200. M M Bean the lot in South Moorefield for $880 and J H Wilson the lot on Washington street for $475. The other places were withdrawn.

Isaac Taylor and son, Alfred, of Medley came over and spent last Friday night here. Mr Taylor called in to renew his subscription and said that it had been 57 years ago the 9th of last August since he left Moorefield to spend the month at Medley and he had resided there ever since.

W H Kimmel and family, of Keyser, came up last week and are visiting relatives in the Old Fields

Mrs H C Baker left last Saturday morning for Thomas, where she will spend a week visiting

Prof. P R Moler who spent the summer at his home at Charles Town, arrived here last Thursday evening

Mr and Mrs B W Chrisman returned to their home here last Friday from Martinsburg, where they spent a week

Mrs E M Hyde and two children who have been visiting here the past summer, left this morning for Waterford, Va, where Prof. Hyde will teach this winter

Mr and Mrs John S Pancake and their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Pancake, of Staunton arrived last week and are the guests of Cashier and Mrs J Wm Gilkeson, at "The Meadows"

Hon Geo E Price, of Charleston, arrived here yesterday and is the guest of Mr and Mrs R C Price, for a few days

Mr and Mrs E M Pancake, of Keyser, are visiting Mrs Pancake's brother, John W McNeill in the Old Fields

Wm Welton, of Petersburg, and Geo H Johnson, of Hampshire county were elected delegates to represent Camp Hampshire at the State reunion of Ex-Confederates to be held at Huntington October 9th and 10th

Mrs Elmo Clower and son, Charles, left this morning for Piedmont, where they will reside, Mr Clower having secured employment there

Jacob Wilson had the misfortune to have his arm broken last Saturday. His horse ran off, throwing him out and breaking the arm, as stated.

Miss Jean Dailey left Monday morning for Winchester, where she will attend Ft Loudoun Seminary this winter.


Miss Nannie S Neville, of Keyser, is here visiting relatives and friends

Mr Obed Hanlin of near Gormania was the guest of his brother, R V Hanlin, over Sunday

Miss Ella Hockman of Slanesville is the teacher at Wabash this term of school

Mrs E J Rodruck and son, Edgar, returned from a visit to her daughter, Mrs Ony Keegan, of Myersdale, Pa, last week

Master Walter Arnold has gone to Elk Garden to go to school

Mr William West is moving to Bloomington. He has been here for several years hauling lumber for M B McHenry

Messrs Wm Snyder and Okey Ball, of Blaine, were the guests of Alex Junkins, of Wabash, last Sunday

Preaching next Sunday night by Rev J A Shockey at Blake Chapel at 7:30 o'clock

Mrs Emma Shillingburg and daughter, Miss Stella, were shopping in Cumberland last Saturday. Miss Stella went on to Slanesville to attend school this winter. She will stay with her sister, Mrs E L Haines

Mr and Mrs W C Grimes of Keyser and his brother and wife, took dinner at the Duling house last Sunday

Mr W E North left last week to visit his home on Limestone, after which he will go to Ft Myer or to New Mexico.

Miss Pearl Anderson, of Emoryville, was the guest of friends here last Saturday and Sunday

The Hartmonsville school has no teacher at the present time. It seems as if the teachers are hard to find this fall.

Mr "Wid" Thomas, of Keyser, came out on the mountain last Sunday. "Wid" likes the beautiful scenery of Alleghany

Lambs are selling for 6 ½ cents per pound gross. This is not bad for a "Free Trade" administration, but we suppose people are like the fellow that was chasing the ground squirrel, they must have meat.

The train was about 5 hours late at Emoryville last Saturday night, caused by a wreck on the main line at Gleason.



We are having some nice weather in the mountaintop at present. There are still several empty houses in this place. People moving in and out every day.

Mr Freeman Tasker, the mine foreman at No 40 mine, has increased the output of coal very rapidly in the last month.

Saturday was payday here, everyone seemed to have plenty of money

There is a very large school attendance here.

The company is very busy here at present fixing up their water lines for winter.

Mountain Eeer.

Hampshire Review

Last Wednesday morning at the home of D R Heath, his daughter, Stella was married to Mr William Hugh Allender, of this place. A number of interesting friends were present, and the ceremony was performed by Rev A M Earle. The bride was attired in a going away gown of heliotrope cloth. After refreshments were served Mr and Mrs Allender left for Tiffin, O, where they will spend their honeymoon.

Mrs Sue Washington had as guests last week her granddaughter Miss Esther Thomas, of Romney, Mrs Mary Blue and Miss Jennie Parker of Springfield.

Miss Maggie Guthrie left a few days for Mercersburg, Pa, Winchester, Va and other points in the Valley. Her sister, Mrs Bryan, accompanied her as far as Winchester.

Miss Lucie Blue spent several days of last week in Romney.

Miss Kittie Washington is visiting her sister, Mrs M G Coplen, near Rockville, Md

Sam Matthews, of Wheeling, is enjoying his annual visit to Fern Dale.

Mrs James Kuykendall, of Romney, was the guest last Saturday of her brother, E M McGlathery, and sister, Mrs Mattie Crounse.

A little grandchild of Mr Robinson, of Green Spring, died some days ago under peculiarly distressing circumstances. The child's mother and grandfather have typhoid fever, and formaldehyde had been used for disinfecting purposes. The little fellow found the bottle, drank the contents and died in a short time.

Ed. Shannon, of Frostburg, with his sons, Ben and Billy, have been visiting friends here.

Rev. H A Wilson is holding a meeting at Short Gap this week.

Rev J L Luttrell, of Romney, filled Rev H A Wilson's appointments at Springfield, Forest Glen and Kinkaid's school house last Sunday. Mr Wilson had special services at Short Gap, where he is holding a protracted meeting.

Max Kuykendall is assisting Rev A M Earl in a series of meetings at Kern's schoolhouse. Mr and Mrs Kuykendall are the guests of Mr and Mrs C J Blue.

Miss Susan Long, of Romney, spent several days of last week with her grandparents, Mr and Mrs W F Taylor

Harley Barnes has purchased from C M French his farm in Short's hollow.

Mrs Mary Blue is visiting friends in Romney

Mr and Mrs J J Inskeep of near Romney spent Friday at the home of N B Guthrie

Miss Kate French will have charge of the school near Tom Long's and began work Monday morning

Miss Lucie Blue is spending the week in Romney, the guest of Miss Esther Thomas

Mrs Sue Washington has as guests from Romney and neighborhood over Sunday, Mrs Miranda Wilson and daughter, Miss Carrie, Miss Etta Washington, Edward and Isabella Miller and George Thomas


Mr Claude Iser and brother Charles were visiting Mrs Nancy Faulk Sunday

Mr and Mrs Geo Faulk of McCoole were visiting Mrs Nancy Faulk last Sunday

Mr and Mrs E B Baker of McCoole, were visiting Mr and Mrs J R Baker Sunday

Mr Scott Faulk was visiting Mrs Nancy Faulk last Sunday

Mrs Bessie Steedman, who had a light touch of typhoid fever is up again.



The government's estimate of the wheat production of 1913 is 750,000,000 bushels, and if the final estimate is higher than the September estimate, as was the case last year, the total may reach 800,000,000 bushels. All former records of the yield of this cereal will be broken, at any rate, and the prediction that we are to cease exporting wheat to Europe will not be realized this year. It is estimated that we will send abroad between 150,000,000 and 200,000,000 bushels of the 1913 yield.

A comparison of figures for the wheat yield of the US discloses a steady gain in production. Prior to 1875 the average crop harvested for ten years was 244,940,800 bushels, in 1891 it reached 611,780,000 bushels and last year it was 730,267,000 bushels. Even more significant than figures for total production are statistics which show that American wheat growers are gradually increasing the yield per acre. In the period from 1866 to 1875 it was 11.9 bushels. Only once since, in 1893, has the average yield fallen under that figure; on the other hand the average has steadily increased. Last year it was 16 bushels per acre. The day when we must look to other countries for a portion of our wheat supply is still in the distance.-Wheeling Register.


State Auditor John S Darst has begun the distribution of the first half of the general school fund among the several counties of the state. For the entire year this fund will amount to $56,750.20, one half of which is disbursed in September and the remainder in December. The general school fund is distributed among the several counties according to the percapita of children of school age and is the contribution of the State to the support of the public schools, being used in addition to the local school taxes levied by Boards of Education in the payment of teachers and other expenses of the public schools. Kanawha county, the most populous in the state will receive, for the county and Charleston independent school district more than $40,000 while Fayette county is second with $23,000, and Ohio county is third. The amount distributed in this section is as follows: Berkeley, $6,338,79, Grant, $3,544.27, Hampshire, $5,431.84, Hardy, $4,523.43, Jefferson, $6,335.91, Mineral, $7,598.14, Morgan, $4,023.74, Pendleton, $4,621.64


Mr J C Hoge, near Knobley, will have a public sale on Oct 14, at which many things of value will be offered, and any farmer who does not attend this sale will regret it.


Clarksburg will be glad to hear that the team of the Consolidation Coal Co, with many of the members of the team from the city, took seventh prize, an army strether, donated by the Frick and Lindsay Co, of Pittsburgh, in the mine rescue demonstration being held in Pittsburgh. Members of the American Mine Safety Association are in charge of the drills in Pittsburgh, and a large number of competing teams from various States took part. The local team, composed of F K Day, division engineer of this city, Capt. L A Riggs, division engineer of Fairmont, C M Shinn, Assist. Engineer of Fairmont, T H Acker, Assist. Engineer of Fairmont, J R Walthour, Assist. Engineer of Fairmont, members, with C C Hagenbuch, of this city, as subject, made a percentage of 94 and 4-5, a remarkable record. The team, which was the only one entered from the State of W Va did remarkably well, in view that the fact that they had only three instructions from a first aid man, while many competing teams had been in charge of competent surgeons for months. The team members were dressed in brown mining caps, brown bow ties, brown flannel shirts, corduroy trousers, army leggings and tan shoes, presenting a splendid appearance. The team arrived home last evening, having gone to Pittsburgh on Sunday. Among those attending the meeting were Brooke Fleming, Jr, of Fairmont, K D Bailey, of Hutchinson, and E W Laugenstein of Clarksburg. These gentlemen, as well as all of the members of the Consolidated team, stopped during their stay in the Smoky City at the Fort Pitt Hotel.


Members of the Sophomore and Freshmen classes at the W Va University, are watching each other out of the corners of their eyes at present, owing to an outbreak which occurred tonight, which marked the opening of ten days or two weeks war. The freshies held their first meeting tonight and after organizing, marched down the street 200 strong, rushing picture houses, confectioneries and restaurants as they want.

The Sophomores gathered their forces and sprung upon the freshies unexpectedly from a side street, and the first battle in years was witnessed on the main thoroughfare. Scores emerged from the battle badly disarranged but all were in a friendly mood. Other conflicts will follow.

Bluefield-Lockie Williams, aged 10, was almost instantly killed here late this evening by a falling porch column. She was in a hammock swinging, when the column pulled out and fell on her head, killing her almost instantly.

Elkins-Mistaking his friend, Bruce McWilliams, for a squirrel, John McCasserty today fired a load of No 6 shot into McWilliams' head at a distance of forty feet, inflicting probably fatal wounds. McWilliams was hurried to a hospital where his case was pronounced hopeless. Both were members of a camping party of ten young men, all from Grafton W Va.

Morgantown-A peculiar accident happened to a boy named Wright, son of Mr and Mrs G L Wright, of Wiles Hill, when one of the vertebrae in his neck became partially dislocated. The young man was carryig a chair from his home, balancing the piece of furniture on his head. As he stepped from the porch, his foot slipped and the chair fell from his head in such a manner as to strike him a severe blow to the back of the neck. As a result of the dislocation, the boy was not able to move his head or shoulders, and he suffered a severe pain at the base of his brain. Dr Mosser was called and re-set the vertebrae. The young man is non the worse from his peculiar accident except that he is bothered with a stiff neck.

Elkins-Losing control of his touring car, F Butcher, a lumbermen of Mill Creek, his wife and three children and Elihu Ware, Mrs Butcher's brother, were pinned beneath the car Sunday, when it dashed over a high embankment on Ware Ridge, at Valley Head. The youngest child was killed and the other members of the party suffered serious injuries. Mr Ware probably will die.

Huntington-Contracts have been let for the apparatus and equipment for the electrification of 30 miles of railroad between Vivian and Bluefield, W Va, controlled by the Norfolk and Western. The directors have authorized and expenditure of $1,000,000 and it is estimated that two years will be required to complete the work, which will cost $3,500,000.

Martinsburg-Henry C Berry, for a number of years a prominent figure in business and political circles in Martinsburg, dropped dead at his home here at seven o'clock this evening, death being due to angina pectoris. He was a native of Moorefield, W Va, but has resided in Martinsburg for 50 years.


The W Va Association of Postmasters of the First, Second and Third Class, and the W Va Association of Postmasters of the Fourth Class will meet at Berkeley Springs on October 24th and 25th.


The Klots Throwing Co, of W Va, Silk Throwsters, have now been in operation at Keyser for four months and they are still in need of help, both boys and girls. Special inducements are being made by this company to help living in smaller towns outside of Keyser. To those who wish to live in Keyser during the winter, this work offers especially good means. The work is clean and wholesome, much superior to all other textile work, no lint is flying, no bad odors, plenty of light and air. Good wages are being paid and as fast as a girl shows her willingness to work her wages are advanced accordingly. Learners outside the city of Keyser, those who have to board in Keyser, are offered special inducements. If you want good clean wholesome work, either call up their mill by phone or better still make a personal inspection of their mill and decide for yourself.


At least five persons were injured, one fatally and one seriously at 5 o'clock this afternoon when an aeroplane driven by Irving Conley, bore down upon a big crowd which lined the fence at the Elkins Fair Grounds. The machine came down from a distance of fifty feet landing squarely on the fence with terrific force. Among the injured are: A. Willard, colored, skull fractured, cut and bruised about the face, body and head, taken to the City Hospital in dying condition. Mrs J H Boylan, Cumberland Md, fingers of right hand cut off when struck by the propeller. Mabel Carter, 14 years old, colored, Beverly, cut and bruised. Forest Isner, Elkins, injured by flying timber, Harry Boham, Elkins, face cut and bruised, Irving Conley, the aviator, Buffalo, NY, back sprained and body bruised. Owing to the heavy winds the flight was postponed until late in the afternoon. As soon as it flew above and beyond the grandstand the draft which caught the machine bore it almost directly down with terrific force. The aviator was thrown headlong into the crowd. 8,000 people witnessed the accident but there were no signs of usual panic. The injured were removed from the field and the races proceeded.


The Workmen's Compensation Law went into effect in W Va yesterday and while not all the employers of the State have taken advantage of the law and placed themselves under its provisions, the number of employers, of employees and the average monthly payroll obtained from the Public Service Commission, presents interesting information. These figures show that 1,094 employers have complied with the provisions of the act, affecting 124,098 employees, representing an average monthly payroll of $6,312,833.50. The miners, of course, lead in numbers as well as in pay. Of the 124,098 employees, more than 68,000 are miners. The next largest industry, based on the number of employees who have been placed under the provisions of this act are metal workers, with 19,000 in round numbers, leading those employed through the lumber industry by a few hundred.

Bluefield, W Va

Government officials are making a diligent search for Edwin Selberger, assistant postmaster at Pocahontas, Va, who it is alleged, departed Monday night taking eleven thousand dollars from the post office consigned from local banks to depositories at Lynchburg and New York. Selberger was a trusted employee for three years, and was married. His wife and children are away on a visit. The cash was in two packages and was taken from a registered pouch after it had been locked for shipment. It was missed this morning. His capture appears certain though he covered his tracks well. He was seen taking an east bound train but he bought no ticket. The banks are insured against loss.

Brockton, Mass

Miss Katherine Elkins, daughter of the late Senator Elkins of W Va, is to exhibit her string of seventy horses at the open air horse show of the Brockton fair. Pitted against her will be Miss Elonora Sears, Mrs Thomas G Plant, Miss Dorothy Forbes and other noted horsewomen. Miss Elkins will ride her own horses, under the name of Virginia Stables, and her competitors will likewise ride and drive their own entries. This is the first time Miss Elkins ever entered the Brockton fair horse show, and her appearance is looked forward to with great interest.


Remaining unclaimed in the post office at Keyser W Va week ending October 2, 1913.
Jno. Biser, Bert Shoemaker, Le Roy Strickler, Lester W Wagner, Willie P Wise, Clarence W Wetzell


At a meeting of the Council of the City of Keyser, held on the 9th day of September 1913, it was ordered that a discount of 2 percent be allowed on all taxes paid on or before November 15th, 1913, that after November 15th, no discount will be allowed, and that from and after January 1st, 1914, interest at percent as provided by law be added to all taxes that remain unpaid. Your tax bill is now ready and you may take advantage of the discount allowed by calling at the Council Chamber and paying your taxes any time before November 15th, between 9 am and 9 pm. After November 15th, no discount will be allowed.

By order of the council,
L M Bomberger
City Clerk


"No, I won't drink with you today, boys," said a drummer to several companions, as they settled down in the smoking car and passed the bottle. "The fact is, boys, I have quit drinking, I've sworn off."

"What's the matter with you old boy? If you've drinking something's up. What is it?" Some one said.

"Well, boys, I'll tell you. Yesterday I was in Chicago. Down on South Clark street a customer of mine keeps a pawn shop in connection with his other business. I called on him and while I was there a young man of not more than twenty five years, wearing threadbare clothes, and looking hard, as if he hadn't been sober for a month, came in with a little package in hand. He unwrapped it and handed the article to the pawnbroker, saying:

"Give me ten cents."

"And boys, what do you suppose it was? A pair of baby shoes, little things, with the bottoms only a trifle soiled, as if they had only been worn once or twice.

"Where did you get these? Asked the pawnbroker.

"Got them," replied the man, who had an intelligent face and the manner of a gentleman, despite his sad condition. "My wife bought them for the baby. Give me ten cents for them-I want a drink"

"You had better take the shoes back to your wife, the baby will need them, said the pawnbroker

"No, she won't, because she's dead. She's lying at home, now-died last night.

"As he said this, the poor fellow broke down, bowed his head and cried like a child.

"Boy," said the drummer, "you can laugh if you please, but I-I have a baby at home, and I swear, I'll never drink another drop."


The Buffalo Lumber Co, composed of Austin Brown, Albert Ashby and Stuart F Hamill, of Oakland, has purchased a large tract of timber on Buffalo Run, east of Rowelsburg, near Etam, at which point Mr Hamill, owns a large tract individually. The new company has shipped a mill to the tract.