April, 4, 1913


Miss Florence Cheshire spent Friday in Cumberland shopping.

Miss Susie Smith, of Pine Hills, who has been visiting her uncle, B W Smith, returned home Sunday.

Arthur Whipp was a business visitor east of Romney last week.

Mr and Mrs Art Tutwiler spent Saturday in Keyser. They expect to move there in the near future.

Last Saturday morning, Dan Ludwick's house was entirely destroyed by fire. Mrs Ludwick was awakened by a bright light in the room and upon investigating found the wash house on fire. They at once telephoned for help and the men worked hard for over an hour to save the house but finding it useless, commenced helping the women remove the furniture. The wash house and smoke house were together and right near the dwelling house, yet the house might have been saved had the wind not been blowing in that direction. They succeeded in saving part of the meat and most of the household goods. It is not known how the fire originated.

Bible class met Sunday evening at J B Leatherman's. Will meet at J H Cheshire's next Sunday.

J H Arnold was in Cumberland Monday. He went down to have his eyes operated on by Dr. Jones.

Jacob Swadley, of Cumberland, has sold his farm on the Run to a Mr Stemple, of Gorman, Consideration $3000.

Dan Arnold is having a wire fence built along the road between his house and Chas. Shoemaker. Homer Walker and Jake Huffman are doing the work.

B W Smith was at the White Pine Saturday, conducting singing school. He also preached there Sunday.

Art Tutwiler has advertised his personal property for sale, April 15th. Sale to begin at 1 P.M.

School closed on the Run Tuesday, April 1.



Mr W M Shank and family have moved to South Cumberland.

Little Margaret Pool, who has been very ill with scarlet fever is very much improved at this writing.

Mrs Lige Moon is very ill at her home near Short Run.

Rev. Leeper, of Gormania, preached two very interesting sermons in the Presbyterian church recently.

Mr Hugh Markwood who is a student at Dayton Va, spent the Easter holidays at his home at this place.

Quite a number of our people has business at Piedmont the past week.

We learn that Mr Lawrence Jones who works at the Hamill mines, was severely hurt in the mines, a leg being broken besides other injuries. Particulars not known.

The F G Trout Company closed out their store and moved to Hamill Coal and Coke Co's store at Blaine.

Never can tell when you'll mash a finger or suffer a cut, bruise, burn or scald. Be prepared. Thousands rely on Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil. Your druggist sells it. 25c and 50c. Adv.


One of the heaviest wind storms that has been known for years, passed over here Thursday of last week. Car roofs were flying in the air as if they were but paper, and a great many apple trees were uprooted, but no serious damage was done so far as we know.

Mr Otis Metcalf is treating his store house to a new tin roof.

The measle epidemic at this place is about over and school again opens.

Miss Bessie Leatherman, Robert Yonker, and G C Vanmeter, of Keyser, were among relatives here Sunday.

Mr Joseph Biser, of Keyser, is moving and will soon be here with us. We are glad to welcome him in our midst.



  Integrity from Mineral county reports one case, that of a widow woman that lives on the eastern part of Frankfort district that owned 70 acres of land. The taxes for 1910 was one dollar and thirty cent. By some means it was not paid at the proper time so the Sheriff sent it in delinquent , without giving her any notice of the fact whatever. When it came back to him instead of being one dollar and thirty cents it was two dollars and eighty cents. Accordingly the land was sold without her knowing anything about it. She is a woman 77 years old, and when she was appraised of the fact that her home was sold it threw her into a spell of fretting and worrying-for she thought that she would have to go to the poor house, until she was prostrated, which produced hemorrhages of the nose. The doctor was summoned and said the hemorrhage was caused by a ruptured artery, but did not say it was caused by worry because he belonged to the good old party. But he charged her 3 dollars for the visit. The neighbors went together, hired a nurse, provided the necessary provisions for them to live on until she was then able to care for herself. If she would have had to pay for everything the one dollar and thirty cents tax would have cost her 20 dollars.
  The land when sold was bought by H G Fisher, and when Mr Wagoner went to redeem it, Mr Fisher figured in the 12 percent interest and said it was right because the law said so.
  We will admit this is law but we all know who made the law and who enforce it. Lets take into consideration two to three clauses from the word of God. Zechariah, 7 chapter, 10 verse: "Oppress not the widow nor thy fatherless"
  Psalm, 12 chapter and five verse: "For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the need, now will I arise, saith the Lord"
  James, 8 chapter, 6 verse, "But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, before the judgement seat." Read from the first to the seventh verse of this chapter.
  Ecclesiastes, chapter 4 verse, 1 "So I returned and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such we are oppressed, and they have no comforter and on one side of the oppressor there was power, but they had no comforter"
  There are several places in the Bible that teach what will become of the oppressor; and one says. "He that oppresseth the poor shall suddenly be destroyed. And that without an remedy." We know who made such a law, of course it is the Sheriff's duty to enforce it, but they could make a diligent effort to collect before returning the property delinquent. In the case referred to the Sheriff never made an effort to see the old lady or even let her know her taxes were due, but seemed to rejoice in the power invested in his office.
  God is not mocked. Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.
  Certainly it is plain to any ordinary mind that it is the humble class of farmers that are being crowded out and that accounts for the shortage in crops. It is the person with small means as a rule that go to make up the larger amount of production. Consequently they are gradually going out which brings the amount of production down every time.
  In farming districts the larger the amount that is consumed the more there should be raised. As we travel through the country we can observe that the persons that don't farm but little if any at all, claiming labor is too high, it does not pay. Yet the machine agents say use machinery. Of course that is machine talk. We have seen farms that were run by machinery and they go in debt every year. It is the plain old fashioned farmer that sticks to the rigging every time.
  What is the matter with the Mountain Echo. It sets up a lamentation about the decline in the agriculture last fall, and now it is trying to redeem itself by saying there is an increase in stock raising. Why, one of its managers took a course at Morgantown in Agriculture and does he not know that stock raising is not agriculture?
  Will close as paper is scarce. By the time another week rolls around perhaps this Republican prosperity will bring some around this way.
Yours Truly,
Busy Bee


Miss Ellen Snyder, of Baltimore, visited her sick sister, Mrs Mary Jones, last week. Mrs Tillie Pierce has been here for several days. Mrs Jones' condition is a little more favorable than it was last week.

Mr Freeman Tasker, of Pierce, spent several days visiting friends here this week. He is mine boss at Pierce.

Rev. L C Messick received a telegram last Sunday morning from his wife at Harrisonburg, Va, to come at once that his little boy, Guy, had fallen on glass and cut his face severely. He started for Harrisonburg Sunday afternoon.

Miss Viola Warnick had a position as stenographer at Dayton, Ohio. Her brother, Ervin, was there on a visit at the time of the disastrous flood. No news was heard from neither one. Mr and Mrs Warnick were nearly crazed with suspense and dread. On last Saturday morning a telegram came announcing their safety. Mrs Warnick was completely overcome at the glad news.

Rev L C Messick collected $4.47 at the morning service at Blaine for the flood sufferers, and Mr Geo. R Branner collected $6.28 at prayer meeting at Elk Garden Sunday evening. This made $10.75 which he sent to Gov. Cox Monday morning.

Mrs Mary Harris and son, Robert, went to Tunnelton the first of this week. Mrs Harris' mother is in poor health.

The Elk Garden school closed last Friday and an entertainment followed Friday evening. The large audience enjoyed the well prepared program. The principle features of the program were: A Doll Drill, Miss Mason's room. Fourteen little girls; Wand Drill, Miss White's room, 8 boys and 9 girls; and Upside Down, 5 boys and 5 girls; Miss Knapenshue's room, Ribbon Drill, 12 girls; Miss Fleming's room, Flag Drill, 12 boys; and Ring Drill, 12 girls; Miss Smith's room, Women's rights, 5 girls, 3 boys; Mr Cooper's class, Pantomime, "My Old Kentucky Home", 9 girls, 4 boys. There were other short exercises. The Sick Doll, The Practical Use of Peddlers, Aunt Nancy and the Missionary Society, and the Morning Callers. Over $25 was cleared which will be spent for framed pictures and library books.

Mr Willie Cooper, principal of the Elk Garden school, left for his home in Gilmer county Wednesday morning. Misses Knabenshue and Smith left the first of the week.

Miss Maggie Jones and brother, and Mrs Wm. Jones attended the funeral of Mrs Wm. Howe at Westernport last Monday.



George Shobe and Wm. Delay returned to their work in Keyser Wednesday morning.

Neil Thalaker and Earle Wheaton left Tuesday for Shepherdstown to attend the spring term of Shepherd College.

Mrs B J Baker ran a splinter into her thumb some days ago, which continued to get worse until her arm became affected, but after having her thumb lanced she improved and is now doing all right.

Levi Gaiter, colored, aged 60 years, died last Thursday evening at his home on Turkey Knob.

Mrs Gert Welton, who has been ill, we are glad to report, is improving.

Freeland Cosner, of Canaan, who recently purchased some land here of the tannery people this week moved his family in the Trenton Hotel property.

Harper Bros this week sold their livery barn, horses and vehicles to J. A. G. Hiser, of Laneville. Mr Hiser will move his family here and take possession April 5.

Atty W C Grimes, of Keyser, accompanied his wife, drove up Wednesday to look after important legal matters pending in our court.

Wm MacDonald, a prominent atty of Keyser W Va, was here Wednesday on legal business.

W E Hill this week sold his dwelling on Main St to F C Taylor. Posession we understand will be given May 1st.

Mrs T J Groves left Wednesday morning for an extended visit to Harrisonburg Va and other places in the Valley. where she will be the guests of relatives and friends.

Mr and Mrs Olin Cox, of Chicago Junction, O, who had been visiting his father John R Cox at Brushy Run, were over Sunday night. From here they went to Keyser, where they will visit relatives for several days before returning to their home.

It was a pleasure to see our friend, Major Frank Breathed, on the streets the other day. It is the first time he has been out for months, but he is rapidly gaining strength, and his may friends hope he will soon be his former self.

Mrs D W Babb, of Williamsport, recently sold her three year old cattle for 7 cents per pound.

Jesse Welton, of Ohio, bought of Geo Smith and Bros, 40 head of cattle, part steers and heifers threes this spring, delivery this fall, and price so we are informed, 7 cents.

Obed Babb last week sold a part of his cattle for fall delivery to a Hardy county breeder, Mr Babb has others that he is holding.


M F Poling, of McNeill, has been spending several days here.

Mr and Mrs Wm Dailey, of Myersdale, are visiting relatives here.

Mrs John H Parker returned home last week from New York.

Mr and Mrs Chas. Taylor, of Philadelphia, arrived here Sunday to visit relatives.

Wm. E Patterson, recorder of Davis, has been spending several days with relatives here.

Mrs Dailey Kenny left Monday to visit her sister, Mrs Chas Coleman, at Duquesne, Pa.

Miss Rebecca Blue, of Washington, is here nursing Edward Miller, who is very sick with pneumonia.

John L Lehman spent several days in Fairmont last week being called there by the death of the youngest son of A L Lehman.

Mrs M H Taylor was taken to the Western Maryland Hospital in Cumberland where she underwent an operation. She has since improved.

Thos. Messick was paralyzed in his right side Sunday at the home of Lupton Chesshire. Mr Messick is about 77 years of age. His condition is not considered serious.

The rains last week were the heaviest at Capon Springs for several years. The little mountain streams became rivers for a time, doing a great deal of damage to surrounding farms. The artificial lake above the hotel burst, letting loose an immense body of water which rushed down the narrow valley tearing up about 300 feet of boardwalks, destroying the hotel church entirely, and doing considerable damage to the bath property. It is estimated that the damage at Capon Springs alone will amount to over $2,000.

C W Ludwick, of the firm of Ludwick Bros, of this place, was married Saturday, March 22nd, to Miss Emma Weaver, of Windber, Pa. The ceremony was performed by Rev Russell Idleman and took place at the bride's home. Mr and Mrs Ludwick returned from their wedding tour Friday last and are stopping at the Romney Hotel.


Circuit court adjourned Friday. The grand jury made the following indictments:

Minor Elza, two cases of felony.

Jacob Teter, one case of selling liquor.

Corbett Teter, one case of selling liquor.

Wm. Dahmer, two cases for assault and battery.

Noah D Mumford, two cases for assault and battery.

Clem Arbogast, one case for carrying a pistol.

Gilbert Mitchell, one case for carrying a pistol.

Homer Miller, one case for assault.

Quite a number of common law cases were disposed of and chancery decrees were entered.

Atty. L J Forman and his wife stenographer, Mrs E M Welton, spent a few days here during court.

At a corporation election held here Saturday. M Stanley Hodges was elected Mayor and S B Johnson, W M Boggs, Herbert Anderson, Cam Ruddle, and Glen J Moomau councilman, and I N Fisher, recorder.

Rev Wilfred Lawson and family left Monday for Staunton, where Mr Lawson will attend conference. Mrs Lawson and little son, Philip, will visit friends at Greenbrier.

Mrs Sallie Cunningham and Mrs Byron Boggs are on the sick list.

Herbert Anderson left Monday for an extended pleasure trip to the eastern cities.

One hundred dollars was realized at the bazaar Saturday night.

Mrs Mahala Vance died March 16th at her home at Onega, Pendleton County. She was 80 years old.

Piedmont W Va

  Mr James D Ravenscroft, an aged and highly respected citizen of this place, died at his home, Sunday, March 31, 1913, at 5 am, after an illness of about 6 weeks. He is survived by two sons, Messrs. Walter and Clarence Ravenscroft.

  Mr Chas Huth Sr, who is well known throughout the Tri Towns as "Pappy", Huth celebrated his 80th birthday at his home on Ashfield St, on Wednesday, April 2nd.

The two Keyser youths who got license to marry at Cumberland a few days ago and were prevented by the would-be bride's mother locking the girl in her room at home, won out in spite of all, Friday night.

The groom is Charles Franklin Crawford, son of Mr and Mrs Elmer Crawford, of D St. and Miss Carrie May Barr, daughter of Harvey Barr, living at East Keyser, is the bride. The main objection to the union was the extreme youth of the bride, who is a school girl of 14 years. Friday night they stole away from watchful parents at 1:30 o'clock and drove to Westernport, where they were united in marriage by Rev. Walter B McKinley, of St James Episcopal Church.
They returned at 3:30am to the home of the groom, received the blessing of the parents, and will live happily together at Mr Crawford's home.
After receiving the license, Tuesday night the groom crossed the river into McCoole Md, and with a minister for several hours waited for the bride to appear, but she had been found out and was under guard by her mother in the Barr home.

 The new Piedmont city government, operating under the new charter for commission form of government, has organized by electing the following officers: Town Sergeant and treasurer, J K P Johnson: Chief of Police, John J Casey; attorney, R McV. Drane. The health officer, building inspector and auditor will be elected at another meeting. Under the new charter the amount of assessable property will be greatly increased and the taxes from same will enable the authorities to make much needed improvements.


This is a beautiful weather we are having now and the people are enjoying it.

The Ridgeville school will close Tuesday. We all extend our congratulations to Mr Rogers. He has taught a very successful term and we hope to have him with us another year.

Mr Jesse Hull was visiting in Pennsylvania from Friday until Monday.

Mr D H Cannon was in Frostburg Wednesday.

Mr E Bruce Allen is going to Richmond Va to work. We are very sorry to see him go.

Miss Hazel Metcalfe was visiting her sister, Mrs Floyd Ellifritz, the past week.

Mr E O Rawling was in town Saturday.

Miss Ethel Biser was visiting Miss Alta Allamong.

Miss Maude Rawlings was calling on Miss Mamie Markwood one evening last week.

Red Wing


Mr Scott Faulk, of Keyser, was visiting his mother, Mrs Nancy Faulk, of this place last Sunday.

Mr Claude Iser, of Keyser, was visiting his grandmother, Mrs Nancy Faulk, of this place last Sunday.

Kelley Williamson, who has been ill with the measles, is up and around again.

Mr A B Baker, of Ridgeley, was visiting his brother, J R Baker, last Monday.

Mr and Mrs H H Robinette was visiting E Sprout, of twenty First Bridge, last Sunday.

Mr J R Baker was visiting in Ridgeley last Tuesday.

Waxler Boy.


  Contactor, Harry F Smith, of Piedmont, has a large force of men employed remodeling the large building on Green St, used by John Hoban as an undertaking establishment.

  Mrs William Howe, formerly of Elk Garden, but who of late made her home with her daughter, Mrs Charles Jones, of Main St, died at the latter's residence on Friday night, aged about 70 years. The deceased was formerly a resident of this place and was highly respected. She leaves an aged husband and several children, among the number being, Mrs Maggie O'Neal, of Luke, Mrs Charles Jones and William Howe of this place.

Mr William Kline, who has been very ill for several weeks, is slowly improving.

Miss Myra Neville is slightly indisposed.

Miss Grace Patrick, clerk for the Westernport Supply Co, is suffering from a slight bilious attack.

Mr J D Kelly is ill with rheumatism at his home on Hammond St.

Miss Lelia Strickler is again a patient at the Hoffman Hospital at Keyser.

Mrs G J Saucer, of Richwood W Va, who has been the guest of Mrs E A Pattison, of Piedmont, returned to her home on Sunday afternoon.

Miss Grace Frankland, of Vine St, who has been visiting at Keyser returned home.

Mrs Katie Franks, who has been quite ill for several days, is slowly convalescing.

Mr Cleveland Wilt, of the W Va Junction, was called to Wildell W Va, latter part of the week account of the death of Mrs Wilt's mother.

Mr Thomas Green went to Cumberland on Saturday to see his friend Mr Jesse Woods, who is a typhoid fever patient at the Western Maryland Hospital.

Jamees A Wirt, through Atty. Robert McL. Drane and William A Huster, has fled a suit in the circuit court against the Mayor and Commission of Westernport. For $5,000 for injuries received by falling over an embankment along the highway, which the declaration says the town of Westernport negligently failed to keep in repair. It is alleged that Mr Wirt was permanently injured about the back and hip.


Engagement Announced

Mr and Mrs Upton Beall McCandlish, of Piedmont, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Davis, to Mr Frederick Dawson Richardson, of Fairfax, Va,. The wedding will take place early in June.

License to Marry

The following licenses were issued at Cumberland:

March 28th---Enoch Monroe Southland, 21, car repairer, Keyser, and Carrie Lee Berry, 19, Westernport.

March 31st---George Ullum Dever, of Ridgeley, and Carrie Silvey Meeks, of Cumberland.

Fleming Crawford and Carrie M Lloyd, both of Valley Bend, W Va

Francis Desales Smith, of Frostburg, and Elizabeth Boyle, of Mt Savage Md.

The following license were issued at Cumberland:

George Warren Streeter, 36, machinist, and Ida V McIntosh, 44, both of Cumberland.

Elmer Ellsworth Delong, 23, teamster, Brisbirn Pa, and Elizabeth Ann Makepeace, 24, Frostburg Md.

Melvin Edwards, 30, brakeman, and Ethel Virginia Ryder, 19, both of Martinsburg.

Clarence William Cooper, 21, miner, Midlothian, and Elizabeth Ann Davis, 20, Carlos Md.

George Albert Lewis, 21, boilermaker, and Blanche Anderson, 19, both of Frostburg.

William James Torrington, 38, contractor, Philadelphia, and Mary Bourn McHenry, 31, Cumberland.


Chas. Helmick

Charles Helmick, a former resident of Green Spring Run, Hampshire County, died yesterday, according to a message received here by relatives last evening. No details were given about the cause of death. Mr Helmick and family have been residing at Green Spring Run for the past few years. He is the son of the late Israel Helmick. A brother, Bert Helmick, lives in the First Ward. The remains will be brought to Fairmont for burial. They will likely reach here this evening. Fairmont Times.

Mrs Geo Mack Dead

Mrs Gregory Mack, aged 42 years, who had been ill for a long time, died on Wednesday, April 2nd 1913, at the home of her uncle, Jordon Devault, on Limestone. She was well known here, having formerly been Miss Bertha Burgess.
Funeral services will be held this morning at the home of Mr Devault, conducted by Rev A O Price, her pastor, after which interment will be at the Queen's Point Cemetery. She was a member of the Presbyterian church at Keyser.
She is survived by one brother, W B Burgess, of Keyser, and four sisters, Mrs A B McKinzie, of Keyser, Mrs W M McKinzie and Mrs P M McKinzie of Chicago Junction, and Miss Lizzie Burgess of Washington DC. The mother lives at Chicago Junction, Ohio.

Chester Idleman Dead

  With deepest sorrow we chronicle the sad and untimely death of Chester Arnold, only son of Mr and Mrs David W Idleman, which occurred last Friday, March 28th 1913, about 5 o'clock p.m. under very peculiar and painful circumstances. Mr Idleman was teaching Empire school, which is but a short distance from his home. Onlast Friday he had a package of goods---crackers for the baby---brought from the store and delivered to the school house. In the evening they left the school house and forgot the package, the children going home, and Mr I to the meadow to help load a load of hay and feed some colts. After getting home and remembering the package, Chester rode back to the school house to get it , and thinking the sexton had locked the door, he raised a window and went in, got the package and was coming out feet foremost and hands over the window sill to let himself down, when the heavy sash fell, striking him and breaking his neck. Mr Idleman, after finishing his work, came back by the school house, where he had found Chester hanging in the window. Mr I thinks that from the time that the boy had left home that he, Mr I, was at the school house but a few minutes after the tragedy occurred.
  Chester was 11 years and 8 days old and was an unusually bright and steady boy. He was far beyond his years in his studies at school, a natural intelligent and business judgement. He was known throughout the neighborhood for miles around, having in the last year traveled around considerable attending to business for his father, and was loved for his many qualities by everyone who knew him.
  On last Sunday at 3 o'clock after funeral services at Rehoboth, conducted by Rev J R Chenowort, of Kitzmiller, assisted by Rev F C Rollman, of Elk Garden, his remains were laid to rest in a selected steel vault., in the cemetery attached to the church in the presence of the largest congregation I have ever seen gathered at the church. F C Rollman and son had charge of the funeral. Notwithstanding the scarcity at this time in the year, the offering of flowers were beautiful.
  We are authorized to tender the thanks of Mr and Mrs Idleman to their many friends and neighbors for their great kindness and help in this sad bereavement.
  We wish to add that Chester leaves to mourn his untimely death, his parents and three sisters, one older and two younger than him. The family has the heartfelt sympathy of this entire community.


William H Keller

William H Keller, a retired B&O freight conductor, and for the past few years a well known watchman at the Queens St crossing, in Martinsburg, died aged 73 years. His death was caused by erysipelas. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Sarah Miller, of near Clearspring Md, and four children. The deceased was the only son of William K Keller and was born and reared near Clearspring.

William H Hagans

  William H Hagans, aged 50 years, died at the Emergency Hospital at Washington DC Sunday, March 30th, at 2 o'clock pm. Mr Hagans was stricken with apoplexy on the street., Saturday night at 9 o'clock, and was hurried to the hospital where he died without regaining consciousness. He was the son of the late Capt. H. Clay Hagans, of Preston county, W Va, and for several years been a resident of Washington DC. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs Laura Ross, of Washington, Mrs Percival Lantz, of Alaska, W Va, and Miss Louise H Hagans of Confluence Pa. The funeral occurred from the residence in Washington, on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. Dr. George H McGraw, a cousin of the deceased.

Wagons for Sale

2 Five ton wagons, one with house on, 4 windows and door, suitable for road workers to camp in, tongue for engine or horses. One with flat bed and 2 tongues. One 2 ton wagon with house bed on, 4 windows, and 2 doors, 4 cupboards, extra good one. 2 wagons; one one horse wagon used one season. These are all spring wagons. I also have three smaller wagons, used very little. I will sell these wagons very cheap as I have no use for them all. Also have one Flying Shuttle Rag Carpet Loom which I will sell very cheap. Also one new Tank Pump, used three times, said to throw one barrel of water a minute. These are real bargains so you had better come and look them over as they will not last long.
J.A. Glaze
72 Gilmore St.
Keyser W Va


Second Attempt at Suicide
Fairmont W Va

Mrs George, of Keyser, who attempted suicide on a B&O railroad train Sunday evening by cutting a gash in her throat with a piece of broken bottle, made a second attempt to kill herself yesterday at the home of her sister, Mrs L M Kuhn, of Monongah. She cut a gash in her throat with a razor.
Brooding over the death of a child is said to have been the cause of her mind becoming impaired. She may recover.

The Tribune one year $1.00.

Purchase of Land

The Government on the 19th day of Feb, bought 40,000 acres of land on the North Mountain, known as the Liberty Furnace and Lee Survey, in Hardy and Shenandoah counties.

Have C W Shelly draw plans for your new house.


Another Letter From Taxpayer

To the Editor of the Tribune:--

  The Elk Distict Teacher in his reply to my letter last week calls particular attention to the words "Useless Expense." I am very glad he did so, for it is just this we wish to avoid, and I believe I am voicing the sentiment of every taxpayer in this district. We are not opposed to any progressive movement where the expense is justified by the benefits derived, but we are not in favor of expending 600 dollars annually for district supervision which is unnecessary if the County Superintendent, Board of Education and teachers do their duty, and when that money could be used to better advantage.
  This teacher dwells upon the fact of increased attendance under district supervision and thinks it pays to have a district superintendent for this reason. Pray tell me. It is not the duty of every teacher to look up any children who are not enrolled in school, and if he fails in his effort to get them to attend, have we not a truant officer and a compulsory school law? I heard a teacher not long since who wrote the District Superintendent two to three letters before a reply was received, giving him the names of certain children who were not in school. After several weeks have passed the District Superintendent wrote that he had a sore arm and nothing had been done, so the principal of the school in question wrote to the parents and the next day the children came to school. Is the District Superintendent entitled to the credit for increased attendance in this case? This teacher also tells us the Board of Education buys all school supplies, save books, at wholesale. Would said Board be willing to give a certified statement to this effect and that the taxpayers get the benefit of the wholesale prices?
  One member of the Board of Education is also a member of the firm of E M Norman & Co, of Elk Garden, where, by order of the Board, all supplies for the schools must be purchased.

For Sale

2 ½ acres of land, less than one mile from Keyser, lays close to Alkire Orchards. Good house, large barn, 25 bearing fruit trees, close to school.

74 acres of land 4 miles from Keyser, on the County road. Land lays well and can all be farmed, 6 acres in wheat. New house and stable. Can give possession at once and will sell at a bargain.

7 room house at 111 Orchard Street. Has a fine cellar and all modern conveniences, and considering the location, this is the cheapest property in Keyser.

See, E.G. Kimmel
Keyser, W Va

Wise and Otherwise

Failure don't make a fool, success sometimes does.

Few things come to those who wait for others to do it for them.

A husband in the hand is worth two in a breach of promise suit.

Live according to your income and the outcome will be more happy.

The man who does things by halves frequently finds himself in a hole.

But there is nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.

The one tale the average man is always ready to swallow is a cocktail.

Blessed are the poor, for they usually can be cured without an operation.

It sometimes takes a mighty sharp tongue to get in a word edgewise.

There is nothing like a small brother to take the conceit out of a girl.

Many a man has grasped an opportunity that was too hot for him to handle.

There is quite a difference between a close friend and a closed mouthed one.

Nine tenths of the women who cry at weddings have been married themselves.

It is mighty seldom that you find hard work and hard luck going hand in hand.

Don't find fault if a man is cranky on anything. Only cranks do things worth while.

A man never realizes how insignificant he is until he attends a suffragette meeting.

The fellow who is a knocker isn't always the one who makes the greatest impression.

It doesn't always take a sweeping assertion to throw dust in the other fellow's eyes.

It's alright to take time by the forelock, but don't try to snatch him baldheaded.

The trouble with a girls first love affair, that is it is apt to develop into an epidemic.

How can there be safety in numbers when we are told that too many cooks spoil the broth.

It is generally the girl who can't even make a loaf of bread that wants to make a name for herself.

The most brittle thing in the world is a promise. It is just as easy to break one as to make one.

The man who can't pass a saloon has no business to upbraid his wife because she can't pass a bargain counter.

The difference between an optimist and a pessimist is that one believes in mascots and other in hoodoo's.

Just because you are standing up for yourself don't feel that you have to be treading on someone elses toes.

Some people hope for the best and then kick themselves because they didn't hope for something better.

Laugh and the world laughs with you, but the fool never knows whether the world is laughing with him or at him.

The man who can keep other people from finding it out when he is in trouble deserves a permanent place among the successful.

"Let me have a Wilson cocktail" said the man with his foot on the rail. And the bartender set out a glass of water and a napkin.

Father (to indolent son) "Why don't you go to work? You have attained your majority." Son---"Yes Dad, but mine isn't a working majority."

A woman once came to Dr Collyer with the announcement "Dr Collyer, the Lord has sent me to you for $300." "That must be a mistake, madam," he responded instantly. , "for the Lord knows I haven't got $300."


A good white girl to help with house work. Apply at 112 West Piedmont St.

First M E Church

Rev F H Havenner will fill his regular appointments next Sunday, April 6th.

Thompson Furniture Company

Our store will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights each week. Come in and see the mammoth stock of rugs, carpets, and furniture before buying.



Mrs Roy Bailey is on the sick list this week.

Tom Deffinbaugh spent Monday with relatives in Newburg.

Mrs Jas G Smith, James St, is suffering from a scalded arm.

Mr and Mrs Roy Bailey and two sons spent Sunday at the Fountain.

Thomas Vanmeter, of Alaska, was a business visitor in Keyser Friday.

Mr and Mrs Guy Poling are visiting his home folks at Romney.

Asa Riley has moved into a home recently bought of H G Fisher, on C Street.

Miss Emma Stallings left Tuesday on a visit to relatives at Burlington and Medley.

Herman Burke, of Indiana, is visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs C W Burke, of McCoole.

H G Fisher is having his house on South Main St, recently damaged by the fire, repaired.

Hon. Geo S Vanmeter, of Grant Co, was here last Friday on his way home from Charleston.

Mrs Jane Boggs, of Pinto, paid relatives here a visit Friday and left evening for Baltimore on a visit.

Miss Ella Johnson, teacher of the Oakmont school, is here on a visit to Mrs A R Rinehart, her school having closed Friday.

John Rogers has accepted a position in V M Twigg's dry goods and grocery store, corner of Armstrong and East St's.

Mr Perry Cheshire, B&O wreck master, who was injured while on duty last week, is able to be about again.

Miss Mary R Daugherty has gone to Georgetown, SC, where she has accepted a position.

Mrs Thomas Dixon, of McCoole, who was operated on at the Hoffman Hospital a short time ago, has returned home.

Mr Edward Umstot's small child, of Cabin Run W Va, which died on Friday, was buried from Mt Zion U B Church Sunday.

Water Superintendent W W Long had all of the fire plugs repainted green and is giving the water line a thorough going over.

Fruit men say that the freeze of the past few nights has been very damaging to the peaches. Some think that all the early peaches have been killed.

James Rogers has resigned his position at the B&O shops to engage in business with his father, T B Rogers, who conducts a grocery store on W Piedmont St.

BORN, Saturday, March 22nd, to Mr and Mrs Lloyd Atkins, a daughter.

We learn that the B&O is about to erect some kind of shops at this place. Good for the B&O, if true.

Hon. H B Gilkeson has resigned as president of the Bank at Romney, and Hon. John J Cornwell was elected as his successor. Mr Gilkeson was president of the bank for 25 years and a desire to relieve himself of the responsibility caused the change.


John Niland Resigns

Because of ill health, it is understood, John Niland general yardmaster of the B&O in this city, has resigned. April 1. He will be succeeded by R H Grammas, of Grafton.


Falls on Buzz Saw

Falling on a fast revolving saw which lacerated his leg severely, at the saw mill at which he was working in the woods near Bittinger, Garrett County, a week ago, John Linninger, 25 years old, and single, a saw mill hand, died of the effects of his injury at the Allegany Hospital this morning. He was admitted to the institution several days ago for treatment. His body was taken to his home in Bittinger this afternoon. Cumb Press.


Drive Sick Headaches Away

Sick headaches, sour gassy stomach, indigestion, biliousness disappear quickly after you take Dr. King's New Life Pills. They purify the blood and put new life and vigor in the system. Try them and you will be well satisfied. Every pill helps, every box guaranteed. Price 25c. Recommended by all druggists.

Farm for Sale

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

Special Commissioners Sale Of Town Lots

By virtue of the authority vested in me by a decree of the Circuit Court of Mineral County, W Va, entered on the 23rd day, of January 1913, in a chancery cause therein pending in which Howard D Atha is plaintiff and A Panarello et al, are defendants, the undersigned Special Commissioner, appointed by said decree for the purpose, will on.

Sat. April 12th, 1913

At 1:30 o'clockpm, in front of the Court House of Mineral county, W Va, Keyser, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, the real estate directed by said decree to be sold.

Said real estate consists of Lots No: 29, 47, 62,122, 160 and 166 in Liller's Addition to the Town of Keyser, Mineral County, W Va. Theses lots are of large size, are within the corporate limits of the new city of Keyser and will make very desirable residence lots for any employee of the B&O RR Co.

Terms of Sale

As provided by said decree: One third of the purchase price cash on day of sale, and the residue in two equal payments at 6 and 12 months from date, respectively, with interest. The legal title to be retained until all the purchase money is paid, or the purchaser may, if he so elect, pay all cash.

R. A. Welch
Special Commissioner

I. J. V Bell, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mineral county, W Va, do hereby certify that R A Welch, Special Commissioner, has given bond with approved security, as required by law and the decree in the above entitled case.

Given under my hand this 18th day of March, 1913.
J V Bell,
Clerk Circuit Court.

Closing of Paris School.

  The Paris school, Luke McDowell, teacher, closed March 28th, after a very interesting and successful term. The closing exercises were especially interesting, the feature being the awarding of the various prizes. The first prizes for faithful attendance, and were Bibles., offered by the late D W Eagle the day before he was killed, he being a trustee. They were awarded to Buenna and Lona Kesner, they haven't not been absent or tardy during the term. Second prizes for faithful attendance were 6 peach trees, offered by J Sloan Arnold(trustee) and were awarded to John Sloan Arnold Jr and Margaret Sloan, each having missed but one day. The third prize was straw hats, given by J L Kesner(trustee)for faithful attendance, and were awarded to John Shoemaker and Bryan McCloud. Besides their prizes a peach and apple tree was presented to each scholar by the nurseryman, Mike Schwartzwalder. The prize giving was interspersed by recitations etc. At the close of the exercises Tom Duvall, as spokesman, on behalf of the school, in a neat little speech, presented to the teacher a handsome silk umbrella. The teacher was also presented by other small presents by the scholars. Another interesting feature inaugurated in the school was along manual training lines and proved very successful. This was the manufacture of bird houses, the scholars making a lot. And they presented one to each to the State Superintendent, the County Superintendent, Mike Schwartzwalder, J H Markwood, H S Thompson, and W A Liller, the later three having given them lumber, etc, besides presenting 23 to the scholars. The county superintendent was present and gave the school an interesting speech.
The enrollment was20, percent of attendance 96. Not one pupil was tardy during the term.

Miss Jennie Smith To Speak

  Miss Jennie Smith, the widely known railroad evangelist, and who has endeared to so many railroad people, will address a meeting in the interest of the railroad men in Music Hall next Sunday, April 6th, at 3 o'clock PM, The public and the railroad men especially are invited to attend.

Dependable Nursery Stock.

  Send in your order to the Mountain View Nursery Co, Williamsport, Maryland. They have a fine lot of two year old apple trees and one year old peach trees. Also carry a fine complete assortment of pears, cherries, plums, quinces, ornamental trees, shrubs, vines, roses. Their California privet is fine.


  Will take what chestnut, oak, bark you have, any amount, at highest market price.
H S Thompson
Keyser, W Va

M. E. Church Appointments

 At the close of the Methodist conference held tonight, the following appointments for the Frederick District were announced:
District Superintendent: G C Bacon

Barton, F I Mumford; Bloomington, J Halpenny; Berkeley Spring, C E Ely, Brunswick, J I Winger; Bunker Hill, J W Fleming; Cumberland, Centre Street, Joseph Dawson; Grace, F A Kilmon; Kingsley, J G Pile; Doubs, J W Briscoe; Eckhart, J A Gross; Elk Garden, J A Shockey; Ellerslie, R H Bartlett; Supt, Flintstone, C C Archer; Frederick, E H Lamar; Frostburg, D H Martin; Grant, U S Landstreet; Hagerstown, St Pauls, C L Plate; Washington Square, E C Powers; Hancock, W B Elliott; Hancock, E H Showacre; Harpers Ferry, William Rogers; Hedgesville, D B Gates; Hillsboro, E N Parrish; Hyndman, George F Stiles; Keyser, F H Havenner; Lonaconing, W L Lynn; Martinsburg, B W Meeks; Midland, W E Bird; Mount Savage, R J Nicholson; Oldtown, Mark Day; Paw Paw, W C Brian; Piedmont, William Harris; Rawlings, Mason Kesseker; Romney, C K Lewis; Shepherdstown, J H Feltner, Smithburg, J T Creek; Union Grove, William Pierpont; Urbana, W A Lytle; Williamsport, H D Stewart; Winchester, C D Taylor.


Mr and Mrs Isaac Mills have presented their sons, Floyd and Lloyd, aged 14 years, with a handsome Ford 1913 touring car as a birthday present. They bought it of T H Davis, the agent.

Quarterly Conference

The third quarterly conference of the U B Church, New Creek charge, will be held at Fountain chapel on Wednesday, April 9th, at 2:30 pm. Dr. A. Hammock will be present.
Geo. Burgess, Pastor.


David Stagg's Will.

The last will and testament of David Stagg, a prosperous farmer of Mineral county, who died last week, has been proven and is now of record in the office of the County Court. D A Arnold is the executor. The bequests are to several parties as follows: To the wife he gives $5,000, the profit accruing from some bank stocks as long as she lives, and the use of the farm until sold in due course of settlement of the estate; Miss Sallie Saylor, a sister of Mrs Stagg, who made her home with the family, he gave $600, and nephew D M Leatherman, $500, who also lived with him. A sister, Mrs Abernathy, he bequeathed $600. He also gave $600 to Duling church, where he had for long years worshipped. Mrs Thomas Liller of Keyser was also remembered with a $500 bequest. The balance of the estate, estimated at about $15,000, was left in equal proportion to the children of Sanford Stagg and Jesse Leatherman.


In The District Court of the United States for the Northern District of West Virginia.

In the matter of Francis M Coleman, bankrupt, Bankruptcy.

To the honorable A G Dayton, judge of the District Court of the U. S. for the Northern District of W Va. Francis M Coleman, of Keyser, in the county of Mineral, and the state of W Va, in said district, respectfully represents:

  That on the 10th day of July, last past, he was duly adjudged bankrupt under the Acts of Congress related to bankruptcy: that he has duly surrendered all his property and rights of property, and has fully complied with all the requirements of said Acts and of the orders of the court touching his bankruptcy.

Wherefore He Prays that he may be decreed by the court to have a full discharge from all debts provable against his estate under said bankrupt acts, except such debts as are excepted by law from such discharge.

Dated this 29th day of March, A.D, 1913.
Francis M Coleman


Northern District of W Va, ss:

On this first day of April A. D. 1913, on reading the foregoing petition, it is.

  Ordered by the court, that a hearing he had upon the same on the fifth day of May, A. D. 1913 before said court, on Martinsburg on said District, at ten o'clock in the forenoon; at that notice thereof be published in the Keyser Tribune a newspaper printed in said district, and that all known creditors and other persons in interest may appear at the same time and place a show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of said petitioner should not be granted.
  And it is further ordered by the said court, that the clerk shall send by mail to all known creditors copies of said petition and this order, addressed to them at their places of residences as stated.
Witness the Honorable Alston, G. Dayton, Judge of said court, and the seal thereof, at Martinsburg in said district on the first day of April, A. D. 1913.

(Seal of the Court) C B Kefauver, Clerk

To Whom It May Concern

  Notice is hereby given that J L Smith, whose residence is Keyser, W Va, and occupation Night Policeman, will make application to the Circuit Court of Mineral County on the first day of April term of said court for a state license to carry a revolver.

J. L. Smith

Inauguration Film
  Big special at Music Hall Saturday night.

Public Sale

Owing to the disolution of partnership heretofore existing between Dr. Irvin Hardy and Dr. A P Butt, owners of the hereinafter described property.

I shall sell AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURT HOUSE in Keyser, W Va, at PUBLIC AUCTION to the highest bidder, on


What is known as the Hardy and Butt orchard, said to be made in fee.

This property consists of 100 acres, being part of what is known as the Gerstell lands, and it adjoins the "Park Orchard". It is 5 ½ or 6 miles from Keyser. There is a good road from it from Keyser and there is a nicely graded road along the entire upper edge of the tract. 12 acres of the tract have been exceptionally well cleared, and the balance consists of good land well timbered, 10 acres has been set in "DELICIOUS." STAYMEN WINESAP. AND YORK IMPERIAL" apples which were planted two years ago, with peach fillers. On this land there is 2 new dwellings, a stable and shed, which were built at considerable cost, and it is further improved by a very fine cement cistern into which water is piped, and a water right to the said Gerstell lands is secured to the purchaser.


  One fourth purchase price cash on day of sale. Blance to be paid in four equal payments, to which deferred payments purchaser will execute interest bearing notes, payable in one, two, three and four years after date, secured by a lien on the land.

R. D. Heironimus, Atty.

D W Billmyre is building a new store at Martin. He has lost two by fire in the past 3 years. He is a good citizen and deserves to succeed, and he has yet faith that he will.

A Close Call

Last Tuesday while blasting holes for trees on W A Liller's place, near town, James Bier had a close call on his life. A stone fell from a premature explosion struck him on the neck and knocked him on top of another blast that had been lighted. His helper was too much excited to offer help, but Mr Bier, by a great effort, managed to crawl away a short distance just in time to escape the debris thrown out by the blast, and which passed over his body. He was severely stunned, but escaped serious injury.




  1 Black Belgian Stallion, Imported; Weight 1680 lbs. Cost $3000. Will sell at a bargain to quick buyer. Anyone wishing to purchase a horse of this kind at a bargain, will call on or write: Chas G Kight, or W G Kalbaugh, Barnum, W Va.



  My ducks have laid every month of the year except August. Large white eggs and lots of them; 13 eggs $1.00, 30 eggs, $2.00.

L C Markwood, Burlington, W Va.


  The Walsh building on Piedmont St, 16 rooms, in good condition. Desirable for flats or hotel. For further information call on J B Reese, McCoole, Md.

FOR SALE: A 5 year old Percheron horse, weight 1500 lbs, well broke. For further information call on J B Reese, McCoole, Md.


Wages, 17 ½ c per hour. Board 55c per day. Good accommodations and steady work.

F Merten's Sons

Cumberland Md.

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

SHEEP: At a low price quick. I have about 50 head of good ewes for sale. Dropping lambs now. H H Hoffman.

INAUGURATION FILM: Big special at Music Hall Saturday night.

CARSKADON gives you better goods for less money.

FOR SALE: House and lot on Piedmont St near B&O shops, on easy payments. Apply to G W Kildow.

Ladies and Misses white shoes, the up to date kind. At I M LONG'S.

Mr J E Morris, who is employed in the B&O store keeping department here, had one of his thumbs crushed while on duty Tuesday morning.

FOR SALE: Good farm horse, sound, 11 years old, sell cheap. M. R. Twigg, Keyser, W Va.

Go to CHAS P PETERS for Western farm seeds. Full stock all of kinds of seed in bulk at very lowest prices. Don't fail to see him when in need for seeds.

The New Era Circle was entertained by Miss Blanche Harrison at her home on West Piedmont St on Wednesday. Quite a number of members were present. Refreshments were served.

Just from factory, new line of lace curtains, prettiest you ever saw, Special prices at I M LONG'S.

Mrs John Burke and daughter, Miss Beulah, spent Tuesday in Cumberland on business.

The new goods at D LONG AND SON'S are catching the trade. Don't miss seeing them.


Miss Trix Cooper returned from a visit to Thomas.

Senator O A Hood has returned from Charleston.

Miss Myrtle Stewart spent Sunday with friends in Cumberland.

Wade Lease, of Alaska, was in town yesterday on business.

Mr and Mrs George Layman have returned from a visit down in Virginia.

Earl Rogers, clerk at the Racket Store, is off on the sick list this week.

Mrs J C Sanders and Mrs Geo W Bane paid Cumberland a visit last Friday.

Mr F C Patton and daughter, May, spent Saturday and Sunday in Elk Garden.

Mrs Lee Litten, who has been very ill, is able to sit up in her room a little.

Rev. Isaac Kuykendall, who has been attending the seminary at Richmond Va, is home.

 Mr and Mrs Will Jackson returned Saturday from a visit of two weeks at Montana Mines.

Mr and Mrs Roy Warner attended the funeral of her grandmother at Martinsburg Saturday.

Mr and Mrs Harry Cole and son, of Cumberland, spent Saturday and Sunday here with relatives.

Miss Minola Hatch, teacher of elocution in the Prep. School went to Rowelsburg Friday on a short visit.

Mr C W Burke, who had been in the hospital was returned to his home at McCoole last Friday.

Mrs Minnie Sloan, of Petersburg, who spent a week here with relatives, returned home yesterday.

Clerk J V Bell, V F Alkire, and Aaron Thrush have been at Martinsburg this week attending U S Court as jurors.

Minton and Gassaway Shores, left Sunday night on a trip to Roanoke and other points in Virginia on a trip for a week.

Miss Pauline Wilson, who is home from school in Frederick Md, for the Easter vacation returned to school Monday.

BORN, Monday night, March 31st at the home of her grandparents, Dr and F P Stehley, little Miss Lois Holdaman Tibbitts.

Mr and Mrs H Yost and Mrs Albert Neville returned Saturday from a weeks visit to Mr Yost's parents at Berkeley Springs.

J H Shaffer, who has been sick and visiting relatives at Rowlesburg, returned Saturday, accompanied by his nephew, Francis Shaffer.

Mrs G J Saucer, of Richwood, W Va, who spent a couple weeks among relatives here, left last Saturday afternoon for home.

Perry McKinzie and family of Chicago Junction came in to see relatives, and Mrs Mack who was ill, could not get home on account of the flood.

Jas. H Rine received a message from his son, James "Beany", who lives at Hamilton Ohio saying that his family were all alive, but that they had lost everything.

Miss Sallie Miller is convalescent after an attack of pneumonia. She is a member of the graduating class in the commercial department of the Prep. School this year.

Dr. Percival Lantz, of Alaska, returned yesterday from Washington, where he attended the funeral of his brother in law the late W H Hagans.

Kenneth Wilson and bride stopped off here last Sunday night with the former's sister, Mrs Dan H Huffman, en route to their home at Moorefield from their wedding tour east.

Jesse Welton, of Washington. C H, Ohio, who spent several days here last week waiting for the water to go down so that trains can be gotten through, left for home Sunday night. He had been on a visit to Petersburg.

Will C Bowden returned last Saturday from a prospecting trip for ten days over in Page and Fluvanna counties, Va. Frank Parrish, who accompanied him, remained in Fluvanna to look after some matters.

Everything new in shoes, pumps, oxfords. Ladies, don't miss seeing them, at I M Long's.

At the morning services at the Presbyterian church last Sunday communion was administered and the following persons were taken into membership on profession of their faith: Mr and Mrs R E Allen, Mrs Thos D Leps, Miss Helen Alkire and Eddie Alkire.

Big special at Music Hall Saturday night.

P H Keys spent Sunday in Cumberland.

BORN, to Prof and Mrs C P Moore, March 31st, a son.

Miss Katie Sims spent last Sunday with friends in Frostburg.

Mr and Mrs H R Dickey, of Clarksburg, are visiting his friends here.

Mrs Nim Alkire of Mt Storm has been visiting relatives here the past few days.

Mrs J G Sharpless and daughter, Miss Lola, paid Cumberland a visit Monday.

Mr Obed Babb, of Martin, came down Wednesday on a visit to relatives.

Miss Georgia Powell, of Morgantown, is visiting her friend Mrs Bonnie Wells.

Miss Madge Whitwam spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives at Oakland.

Atty. Harry G Fisher and wife returned home last Sunday from their trip east.

Rex W Lauck went to Washington Monday to visit his brother W Jett Lauck.

Mrs Cora Horan and baby of Trenton, NJ, is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs George Sheetz.

W W Woods has returned from Charleston, where he was door keeper for the graft investigation committee.

Mr Edgar Wolford, and father, of North River Mills, have been visiting relatives here for the past week.

Mrs Dr Robert Gerstell, of Gerstell Station, returned Wednesday evening from a visit to her daughter at Clarksburg.

Mrs Sallie Carskadon, who has been very ill, is reported very much better, which will be good news to her host of friends.

L O Brotmarkle, a B&O brakeman who was slightly injured while on duty Sunday night, is able to be about.

Mrs L C Quinn Jr, will leave her home in Crisfield Md, today after a two weeks visit to the home of her mother, Mrs J W Neville.

People generally are very much pleased that the conference returned the Rev M H Keen, pastor of the M E Church South, for another year.

Mr Silas Alden Condit, now of Columbus Ohio, has been here the past few days looking after his orchard and lumber interests across the river from Keyser.

Mrs Sallie Johnston received a message last Monday from her son, H F Johnston, who lives at Columbus Ohio saying that he and his wife are safe and they were not in the flood district.

Rev M H Keen returned Wednesday night from conference. Mrs Keen and little son, Spruce, who has been visiting in Texas for some time, arrived home yesterday morning.

Mr and Mrs Harry Johnson of Las Vegas, NM, who has been spending some time among relatives in this section, left Wednesday for home, but expect to stop at several places on the way.

Miss Ida Crawford returned last Sunday from a trip to Martinsburg, where she was attending a training school. She stopped off a day or two at Washington and was accompanied home by her sister, Mrs J B Criser.

Walter Morningstar, a 3rd division brakeman, from jumping from one car to another, a few days ago, fell astride the top of a steel car and badly injured himself. He went to a hospital at Washington.

N J Crooks has heard from his uncle, Frank Davy, who lives in Ohio, who reports that he is safe and John H Swisher has also heard from his brother, Will and Charley. They are safe, but lost nearly everything they had.

Contractor, G W Shelly has been awarded the contract by W I Knott to build a fine residence on the corner of Centre and East Streets. The building will be of brick veneer, with ten rooms, all modern conveniences, and will be one of the handsomest residences in Keyser.

Mr Louie Beatie, who is a foreman of the shops at Williamson, came home Wednesday morning to spend a couple of weeks. The waters had tied up the railroads, that work was slack and he took advantage of it to make a visit home and look after things.

Mr R E L Bowie, Washington St, entertained yesterday afternoon in honor of her guest, Miss Emily Coffroth, of Keyser W Va. Cards were the chief diversion.

Miss Hattie Coffroth was among the guests in attendance.

Full line of new spring oxfords at D LONG AND SON'S

CARSKADON wants all your trade take it to him.

Contractor W A LILLER, was a business visitor at Fairmont yesterday.

CARSKADON pays the highest prices for farm produce.

Mayor F H Babb has a new auto, a Buick touring car of the latest model.

Farmers: Never stop until you get to CARSKADONS. He always trys to please you.

FOR SALE: Some of the best orchard stock in the county. Apply to this office.


Miss Lura Shelly is on the sick list.


C L Everhart spent part of Monday and Tuesday up near Kitzmiller trout fishing and caught a fine string.

D LONG AND SON'S is headquarters for ladies oxfords-the shoes that have style and give the tressy appearance.

During the high water on the South Brach last week, Geo K Judy, who lives on the Whiting farm in the Old Fields, lost 28 head of fine sheep.

When you are hungry the first thing you think about are the good things at L C MCDONALD'S.

March 8th, James Darr, 60 years old, died suddenly in Westernport, He is survived by a family.

WANTED---Working foreman for orchard in suburbs of Keyser. Apply at W A Liller, Keyser W Va

We have been so crowded at the last moment with advertisements that we are compelled to hold a number of good letters over till next week.

Oh, Pshaw. Whats the use in growling? Why don't you buy your groceries at L C MCDONALD'S get the best and save money?

Mr H G Steorts has purchased a new Ford touring car.

NOTICE-Miss Ida Crawford, agent for the celebrated Spirella Corset, will call at homes and take orders. This is the same corset as advertised in the Ladies Home Journal. Delineator, etc. Persons wishing to see her in the meantime can call her at her residence. 127 W Piedmont St, or phone 164F.

J G Blizzard is now working on the Arbogast orchard, near town resevoir.

CARSKADON wants your butter and eggs.

The Calendar Coterie were entertained yesterday afternoon by Mrs J B Fetzer.

You enjoy eating and get fat when you buy your grocery supplies at L C MCDONALD'S.

J D Heiskell has been quite sick the past week, but we are glad to say is now improved.

Cleland McNeill attended the Dorsey-Lilly wedding in Baltimore this week, rreturning home Thursday.

Miss Grace Dasher, of Peru has gone to Baltimore, when she will take a course in a hospital in that city.

Miss Mamie Alexander, who has been visiting with Mary Johnston, at Warm Springs, Va returned home last week.

Ernest Bean and family left Romney last Monday for Springfield, Oregon, where they will make their future home.

Miss Eula Hockman left Monday morning for Florida, where she will attend a house party and visit her aunt, Miss Kate Lakin.

Bruce and Carl Allen, of Keyser, came up Sunday. The latter returned to Keyser, first of this week, but the former will remain here for awhile.

John J Haas died at the home of his sister, Mrs Hepner, on Lost River last night. Mr Haas has been suffering with rheumatism for some time and spent the last winter with relatives in this county.

Lorenzo L Sindy, of Cunningham, and Miss Sallie May, of near Mathias, were married at the "Manse" Monday, March 24th 1913, by the Rev C D Gilkeson.

Rev J H Lacey, of Winchester, arrived yesterday evening and will address a public meeting in Inskeep Hall tonight, to which everyone is cordially invited.

Little Joe, son of Mr and Mrs W S Cunningham, is right sick with pneumonia at his home at Thomas.

F P Allen, of Romney, has been here for a few days the past week. Mr Allen is tearing away some of the old buildings on the Taylor property and will build an additional room to the barber shop and E C Beaty's jewelry store.


  Miss Charlotte, the 5 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs A E Russell, entertained a number of children friends Saturday on the occasion of her birthday.

Miss Alice Virginia, little daughter of Mr and Mrs Chas E Bright had a birthday party Saturday afternoon at their Mineral St home. About 25 children attended. She got numerous nice presents.

Master Holmes Yeakley celebrated his 6th birthday last Tuesday by entertaining a number of his little playmates at a party at his home. The young folks had a royal good time and enjoyed the abundance of refreshments.


Stoney River Dam Finished

  The W Va Pulp and Paper Co, at Luke, has completed its Stoney River resevoir, at Dobbin W Va. The dam will have a 60 foot breast wall and will contain enough, it is stated, to supply the Luke mills during the dry season.

Nearly 100 Flood Babies

Columbus Ohio,

  Nearly 100 babies have been born in the flood districts and in the refugee camps since Thursday morning.

  In the majority of the cases neither the mothers nor the babies received any medical attention.

  Many of the babies have died from exposure and hunger, others are in critical condition, as are probably a hundred prospective mothers.

  To meet this situation the general relief committee has opened a maternity hospital and a baby camp at the Memorial hall.

Wheeling W va

The crest of the flood as reached last night when 51.4 was registered and the river had fallen two feet by 10:00 this morning.

Precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of the disease. All the streets north of 12th St for five squares have been flooded with water from 3 to 15 feet deep.

Conservation estimates of the property loss are $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.

It is said that seven lives have been lost.