April 5, 1912

Somebody mailed the following item to the Tribune, without signing what paper it is from or who sent it, but we suppose its for publication, so here it is:

Since Attorney Harry K Drane announced that he will be a candidate for prosecuting attorney, we find that there is a real demand among the voters of Piedmont district at least, regardless of political affiliations for his nomination and election to that office. There is no doubt of Mr Dranes qualifications for the office of Prosecuting Attorney. He is a well trained lawyer of experience a a forceful and eloquent Speaker, well equipped to perform the duties of this important office. Piedmont is heretofore not fared very well in the distribution of the offices of the county. Mr Drane has never held any public office and we think that the people of Mineral County could not do better than nominate and elect him as their Prosecuting Attorney.

Road Discussion

  It is the time of the year we may expect to see road work begin and therefore time for the people to stir themselves and see that we get work done that will be of benefit to the traveling public.
Now the manner of the past has been to use some material in which a farmer had dumped in the road his name would likely have been placed before the grand jury for placing obstructions on the public highway. Some of the material is good but very badly placed.
Our road workers wait until a mud hole is made in the road and then they take a team or teams and four to six men and haul rock throw them in the mud and sometimes even take the time to place them in the mud, throw a few small ones over top leave it so.
Now this is good material out of place.
The idea of filling a mud hole with uncrushed stone is worse than filling with material that should be hauled out on the land to grow grass.
Before the people of Mineral County will vote for a bond issue to do this kind of work they will wade mud until their heads are grey and let their children start off in the same way.
We do not complain of paying taxes to make good roads but we are tired of making one mudhole into two mudholes and a pile of big stones.
We would like to see Mineral County take a step in the right direction and use good material in good condition and in right quantity to make a road that will not need repairs before the next mile could be built should that be for five years to come, In this way we could have few miles of road built each year.
Start where the road gets the worst and do the work right at first, it needing no repairs the work could go on to completion without taxes being heavier than the people would be willing to bear.
I would like to ask a few questions to be answered by the correspondents through the paper.
Could this class of work be done best by steam?
Could this class of work be best done to the advantage by hand labor?
Would it be a good idea to offer the land owners a fair price per cubic yard for stone placed on the road side? T.S.

Grant County

  Clarence Vossler and Martin Davis were unloading a car of fertilizer Friday.
  C C Martin returned Monday evening from a three weeks trip to St Louis and Cincinnati.
  Vernon Willis and Carl Vanfleet were here from Lahmansville with a load of lumber Tuesday.
  Uncle Isaac Roby, who is 79 years old, was shaking hands with many Petersburg friends Tuesday.
  We are glad to note that our fellow township, J W Day, who has been confined to his room all winter, is now able to be about town.
  Misses Nina and Grace Taylor who are attending school at Potomac Academy in Romney, spent from Friday til Tuesday at home here.
  Samuel Siple, of Deer Run, was here Tuesday night on his way home from Alaska, Mineral County, where he has been visiting his son, Cosmus.
  Isaac H Bergdoll, of Bass, Hardy County, who was teaching school at Masonville, Grant County, closed his school Friday and returned home.
  Mike Branen, Chief of Police of Westernport, and W E Errington, of Luke, spent Thursday night of last week here on their way to Maysville to spend a few days.
  B C Vance was through this section the first of the week on his way to Pendleton County. Mr Vance says he will in all probability become a candidate for assessor before the primary election June 4th. He is worthy, and qualified for the office.
  Mr and Mrs Joel Judy have moved from their home at Pansy to Petersburg. At present they are making their home with their son, Attorney E L Judy, while their dwelling which is being built near E L’s residence is being completed. Petersburg gladly welcomes Mr and Mrs Judy within her boarders.
  Mrs E H Thalaker returned from eastern cities Saturday where she had been purchasing her spring millinery. As usual she purchased a big stock of the very latest things in millinery on the market. Miss Beall, who spent last year here with Mrs Thalaker, came back with her, and will assist her again this season.
  A slight fire in the rear end of the Shank and Co’s store Saturday night. It seems that the gasoline supplying the lights had leaked and caught when the lamps were lighted. W E Hill happened to be passing just at the time and notified the clerks in time to put the fire out before it did much damage.


 For Judge

  I hereby announce myself a candidate for renomination as Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of West Virginia, composed of the counties of Tucker, Grant, and Mineral. I desire to return my thanks to my friends for their support heretofore as well as to thank them in advance for their support in the future. I think it only necessary to say that I have endeavored to discharge the duties of that important office fairly, impartially and without respect to persons, to the best of my ability, and promise to do the same if re-elected. In my endeavor to administer justice expeditiously I have may made some mistakes, as that is only human, but I can conscientiously say that if made they were not intentional. I recognize the fact that I have been greatly aided in the discharge of my duties by the kindly assistance and support of the officers of the court in all the counties , including members of the bar, grand jurors, petit jurors, and others, for which I wish to express my thanks Feb 27th 1912 F M Reynolds Keyser Wva

For Judge

  To the voters if the sixteenth judicial circuit. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the nomination for Judge of the Circuit Court of the sixteenth judicial circuit, composed of the counties of Grant, Mineral and Tucker, subject to the republican primary election to be held on the fourth day of June 1912. If nominated and elected I shall use my best efforts toward a fair, just and legal enforcement of the law.
  A R Stallings

For Assessor

  I hereby announce myself a candidate of the office of assessor of Mineral County, subject to the republican primary to be held June 4th 1912. If nominated and elected, I pledge myself to give the people of Mineral county a square deal, and shall use my best endeavors to equalize the assessment on all classes of property in every section of the county, Your support is most respectfully solicited.
  George T Carskadon

An Announcement for Sheriff

  To the Republican voters of Mineral county, I am a candidate for the Republican nomination for sheriff of Mineral county, subject to the primary election to be held June 4th 1912. If nominated and elected I shall devote my best efforts to the discharge of the duties of that office. Your support is most respectfully solicited.

Hon. Geo S Vanmeter of Grant county, better known as Sam Peer, has announced his candidacy for re election to the legislature. Mr Vanmeter is a independent character and will do what he thinks is right. He represented his county very efficiently in the last legislature and no doubt will do it again if the people see fit to honor him with another term.

Mr F C Rollman, of Elk Garden, was in town yesterday. He is working to establish an orphans home in this end of the state, and he wants to locate it in Keyser.


  On last Thursday morning at 8 o clock, Michael Taylor was accidentally killed just below town by taking hold of a live electric wire. Mr Taylor who lives about four miles up Elk Licks run, had been working in the woods on Roaring run for A Lipscomb. The morning being very rainy. Mr Taylor decide to go home, In order to reach the railroad he decided the cut across and down the hill a near way. The hill being steep, wet, and slippery, Mr Taylor started to fall, and in falling grabbed the wire with the above result. Parsons Democrat 28th

At a Bargain

  You can buy a few shares of Mineral County Orchard company stock at a bargain. Get particulars at the Tribune office.

Push Root

  Once more spring is upon us and this column will not be complete unless the annual poem of this community is published.
The days are getting longer now, the sun is higher hung
The frogs and birds are telling us
That gentle spring has sprung
  This is the only community in which there has been any plowing done, the land is so sloping here that it can be plowed as soon as the snow goes off. There is some advantage in having steep land. The peaches are all killed but is hoped that there will be a crop late this fall. They are killed so early that another crop will have time to mature later in the season. This will make peaches awful scarce in 1913. Leave your orders early for fruit and put up enough to last two seasons even if you have to dry some.
  The wild turkeys have been fighting Milliard Welches tame ones and he is getting very tired of it. Last week a wild turkey gobbler got his tame gobbler by the nose and rug him all over the garden before he could be beat off with a thorn bush. Milliard is a law abiding citizen but if this keeps up much longer, he intends the kill the wild turkey and throw it over in the county road. He demands protection of the game warden, prosecuting attorney, or someone else in authority and if this is not forthcoming at once he will take the law in his own hands and the state will be minus a turkey.
  Several of the folks went down to Burlington last Saturday to attend a horse sale. Among those present was Chas Whip Lou Wallace, Millard and Judd Welch. All report a very slow time. They're were only about six bids made, which wasn’t worth going very far to hear. The horse started for $100 and wound up by selling at $265. People going that far to a sale like to hear a little bidding even if it isn’t over 25 cents a bid.
  Candidates seem to be blossoming up as the weather moderates. Several announcements have been noticed in the paper. It is with regret that they are read as only one man is being pushed into the thing by his “many friends”. All announcements for nominations should always read “ at the earnest solicitation of my many friends” Never let the unsuspecting public think you want the office, but only running to please your friends who have been lying awake at nights worrying about the matter. Candidates aspiring for nominations will do well to bear this in mind in the future as it may give the people at large the impression that your friends are not backing you.
  Rev John Jerebum Jones started for conference last week and got mixed up on the place it was to be held. He saw in the paper that the Baltimore conference was to meet in Baltimore, so he went down. He hung around for a few days before he found out that he was attending the Northern Methodist Conference instead of the Southern which was in session at Roanoke Va. Rev Jones came on home and told the people around around here that the bishop had put him out of the conference because he insisted upon wearing buttons on his coat tails. This was believed until the truth leaked out and now they are thinking of calling off the pound party that the ladies had planned for next week. This would serve him right for lying and he wouldn’t miss much either."
  Cy Cloverblossom was complaining of a misery in his back the first of the week and had his wife apply a white pine turpentine plaster to the afflicted part. Cy put on his hickory shirt and hasn’t been able to get it off since. The turpentine got warm and his shirt stuck to his back. He says this is nearly as the bad as the one of Zimris bees wax and sheeps skin plasters that the old folks used to wear.
  Miss Minnie W Swift, our school teacher, went to Burlington last Saturday and put a box on the junction stage. She told someone it was measle medicine she was sending over about Romney. Summer is coming before many months and Minnie is looking forward for some many enjoyable buggy rides. Her school will be out in a few weeks.
  Miss Vanilla Buttonhook sent Laurel Root a post card last week. They are real thick.
  Uncle Hiram, Hez Roots pap, who has been complaining “ going on sixteen year” wintered very well and with the exception of rheumatics in his joints and neuralgia in his face, is about the same. Hink
  The residence of G W Hott, near Ford Hill, Hampshire county West Virginia, was destroyed by fire and Mrs Hott with a baby only two days old, was carried from the building. The fire originated from a chimney spark on the shingle roof. No instance.
  Senators Chilton and Watson favor the Sherwood pension bill.

Plant to Preserve Railroad Ties

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company has purchased the Arthur Neff farm of 150 acres at Green Spring, Wva about fourteen miles east of Cumberland:about 100 acres from Mr Reese, and thirty acres from Mrs Kate Baker, paying in cash $35,000 for same. And will shortly establish at that place a tie creosoting plant. The company is now negotiating with Messrs William Scatterfield and Butler Carter for six acres additional. Men are now at work erecting an office building from which the construction of the necessary sidings and building will be erected, and when the creosoting plant is completed it is understood that all new cross ties for the entire Baltimore and Ohio railroad system will be taken to that point and allowed to soak in preservatives until ready for use. J J Walsh & Son, of Baltimore are now on the ground putting up the office, and it is understood they have the contract for erecting the new plant. When completed, 150 men will be required to run the creosote dipping plant and yards, and this will more than double the population of Green Spring.

Hampshire County News

  Mrs Tiny Taylor was called to Keyser last Wednesday on account of the death of her brother in law, Dennis Glover.
  Miss Edna Wirgman spent Friday night in Cumberland.
  Clifford Parsons, of Pittsburgh, spent Sunday at Wappocomo.
  Mr and Mrs Jno B Dailey of Meyersdale, are now visiting relatives here.
  George Thompson, who spent the winter in Winchester, has returned here.
  Mrs James Wirgman and son, Ralph, have gone to Martinsburg for a visit.
  John H Parker and George Stump left Monday for a trip to Harrisonburg Va.
  Charles McCartey , of Winchester, is visiting the family of his brother C M McCartey.
  Garrett Parsons and Frank Turley have been drawn to serve on the grand jury at the next term of the U S Court at Martinsburg.
  Presiding Elder G D White Rev L G Michael and W W White have gone to Roanoke, to attend the annual meeting of the conference, which begins Wednesday.
  Charles W Saville, of near Capon Bridge, and Miss Florence F Foltz, of this place, were married last Wednesday at the home of Wm Montgomery here. Rev J A Hopkins performed the ceremony and the bride and groom left foe the home of the groom.
  There will be a called meeting of Winchester Presbytery here next Tuesday to consider a call received from Brazos Presbytery, Texas, by Licentiate W R Hill, of this place. Mr Hill will accept the call provided the Presbytery consents.

Springfield News

  Miss Lucy Kuykendall, of Keyser, is visiting her sister, Mrs Charles Blue
  Susan Long and John Sparks, of Keyser Preparatory School, are at home for the spring vacation.
  The primary department of the Springfield school taught by Miss Emma Inskeep, of Jersey Mountain, closed last Saturday. Miss Inskeep expects to attend the Shepherdstown Normal school this spring.
  The Tyler school, taught by Mr Bell, of Jefferson county, has also closed.
  Miss Lou Parsons is visiting friends in Piedmont.

Dawson News

  March 27th
  Plenty of rain and mud are the order of the day.
  Quite a number of the young people from here visited the B & O wreck at Knobley last Sunday.
  J R Baker attended the funeral of his niece, Miss Jessie McClellen, in Cumberland Tuesday of this week.
  Benjamin Mellon, of Mill Creek, spent last Saturday night and Sunday with his brother, John Mellon, of this place.
  Harness Miller visited relatives at Rawlings last Saturday and Sunday.
  Bud Sheppherd, of Rawlings, visited his daughter, Mrs Harness Miller, last week.
  Leroy Stotler left for his home in Colfax, Washington, last Sunday.
  H C Dawsons sale was well attended Wednesday of last week, and everything sold comparatively well."
  Robert Petz, of Rawlings, was calling on old friends here Tuesday of this week.
  Lee Fletcher was a business caller in Cumberland Tuesday of this week.
  Farmers have commenced their spring plowing or rather mudding it.


  By the provisions of his will Robert Shriver aged 74 yrs, bachelor, president of the First National Bank, made bequests as follows: Two thousand dollars to Mrs Mary Landwehr, his housekeeper; $1,000 to Mrs Edward J Weiss, formerly Miss Landwehr, and the Shawnee Canoe Club $500. His estate is valued at $100,000. Therest goes to his natural heirs, two sisters, Mrs Eliza Fundenburg, of Oakland Md, and Miss Nellie Shriver, who is in Europe, Joel L Griffith, cashier of Mr Shrivers bank, is named executor without bond.

Elkins Wva

  Three septuagenarian, residing within a short distance of each other in Barbour County, died Saturday, following brief illnesses- Mrs Annie Stalnaker, widow of Marshall Stalnaker, aged 73, Mrs Peter Phillips, aged 71, and John R Nestor, aged 70.
  In a heroic attempt to rescue his father, who picked up a live wire that had blown across the street, the little ten year old son of Mike Taylor, of Hambleton, was perhaps fatally burned. The fathers death was almost instantaneous.
  Linn, the 3 year old son of Benjamin Hart, of Dark View Addition is dead as the results of drinking a portion of a bottle of wintergreen.

Stoney Run Briefs

  JJ Green was calling on Chas Barnhouse Sunday evening.
  Mr and Mrs W C Cox spent Sunday evening with home folks.
  Mrs B W Davis, who has been sick for some time, is better.
  Mrs J W Leatherman spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives in Cumberland.
  Warren Harr closed a successful term of school last Friday. A number of visitors were present and all report a very enjoyable time.
  Isaac Kemp, of Allegheny, was calling at Fair View Farm last Thursday night.
  Mrs Edgar Arnold gave a surprise party last week in honor of Mr O McFarland, of Illinois. Smith, Mr and Mrs Edgar Arnold, Mr O McFarland, Misses Lizzie Arnold,Annie Leigh Arnold, Ethel Smith, Emma Dagler and Estella Arnold; Messrs Frank Smith, S E Arnold, Jim Smith, Russell Arnold, and Ray Arnold. Games were played, after which refreshments were served. All went home at a late hour, having spent a very pleasant evening.
  S E Arnold spent Friday evening calling on friends in Piedmont.
  Roy Arnold was calling at Oscar Spotts Sunday.
  Mr and Mrs F M Willison and daughter, Maleta, Mr and Mrs Chas Staggs, Mrs Hattie Arnold and Miss Annie Leigh Arnold spent last Sunday with Mrs J W Leatherman at Oak Lawn Farm.
  Miss Julia Barnhouse called on her sister, Mrs Cleave Cox, Saturday.
  Mr and Mrs Will Simmons spent Sunday with friends in Keyser.
  Mr and Mrs Edgar Arnold spent Sunday with their son, H K Arnold, of South Keyser.

Hampshire County News

  Romney Review of the 3rd
  Miss Edna Brydon, of Bloomington, is the guest of Mrs E E Ailes
  E M Gilkeson, of Parkersburg, spent several days here last week.
  Mrs S L Hoover and daughter of Harrisonburg, are here on a visit.
  Mrs Hannah Kuykendall and Mrs Sallie Stump spent Saturday in Cumberland.
  Attorney Harry G Fisher of Keyser, is spending a few days in town on business.
  Misses Kate Brady and Jean Stump spent Saturday in Paw Paw with Mrs Raymond Kirk.
  Mr and Mrs H C Inskeep returned last Wednesday from a trip of several weeks to the south.
  W R Hill, of Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, is spending a few days at his home here.

Elk Garden News

  Rufus Heffner met with a serious accident in No 5 mine last Tuesday morning. A lump of coal fell from the arch and grazed him, and another followed striking his left leg and breaking both bones above the ankle. Dr P S Keim rendered the necessary surgical aid.
  Mrs J Z Clark who has been confined to her room for months on the account of a broken thigh was able to walk by the aid of crutches to her daughters, Mrs Beulah Blackburn’s home last Sunday. This distance is three squares.
  Miss Faye Montgomery, of Keyser, closed her music class here last week and will take a trip to Oklahoma.
  D C Arnold went to Thomas last Friday and organized a Loyal Temperance Legion.
  The meeting was held in the High School Auditorium and 44 took the triple pledge. Mrs Fred Browning, Mrs Lee Ott, Mrs Pamelid Miller, Mrs Hubbs and others were present. And it was through them that the meeting was called and it is they who will have the principal charge of the Legion. Superintendent Miller and his corps of teachers were very courteous to the organizer and friends of the Legion.
  Mr George Bane who lives on a farm near Elk Garden, celebrated his 87th birthday last Sunday. He was born at Sheets Town, Va, now Headsville. Those of his sons were present were Isaac H Morgan, and J Frank Bane, of Elk Garden. J F Bane of Parsons, Jr and CL Bane of Keyser.
  We take our hats off to the celebrated evangelist, the Rev Billy Sunday, who closed a six weeks series of meetings at Wheeling last Sunday with over 8000 converts. The daily papers of Wheeling published the sermons and a number of persons here have read and enjoyed those sermons very much.
  Mr John Shriber and wife moved last Wednesday to Luke Md, here Mr Shriber has secured work.
  Mr F C Rollman is the author of a touching temperance poem, “The Disobedient Angel” He has woven into this eight poem a part of his life experience. It is printed in a neat booklet and sells at 20 copies for 50 cents, benefit of the Loyal Temperence at Elk Garden.
  The special services held at the ME Church, South, this week are quite interesting. These services communate the Passion of our Lord. Sunday evening Rev L C Messick preached on “The trutimphal Entry” Monday evening, Rev A B Mann of Bayard spoke on the “The Cleansing of the Temple” Tuesday evening Rev Geo Burgess, of Laurel Dale, spoke on the Last Supper, Wednesday evening Mr F C Rollman, subject “Gethsemane” Thursday evening Rev J H Brunk, of Keyser “The Betrayal” Friday evening Rev R C Widler, of Kitzmiller “The Trial and Crucifixion” closing Sunday evening by Rev W M J Bernard “The Resurrection”
  Some liberal hearted and progressive minded person offered at the beginning of the present schoolterm, through county superintendent R W Thrush, a diploma to each pupil who would read six books in the list prescribed by the state superintendent. 65 of these beautiful diplomas were obtained by the pupils in the Elk Garden school which were awarded at the close of the term. It is now a matter of curiosity who this liberal donor is. It was certainly a good move.
  Estel Bennears broken leg was badly bruised about the foot and ankle and the flesh become black. Dr Keim advised his removal to the hospital at Davis, and he was taken there last Monday. His leg had to be amputated about the knee. Mr and Mrs Thomas Bennear accompanied their boy to the hospital until the operation was performed. Roland

Rees Mill

  As I have been absent for a few weeks I will try to give you a few of the happenings around here once more.
  Miss Elsie Rees, who is attending school in Fairmont, spent last week with home folks.
  Miss Estelle Cunningham and Maude Kuykendell returned home Monday from Moorefield, where they have been spending a few days.
  Most of the schools around here closed Friday, and the children will be quite lonesome for a while.
  The commencement at the Grove was well attended Friday night and excellent music was furnished by the Mountain Valley Concert Band.
  Miss Mae Flannagan was visiting Misses Lillian and Harriette Rogers Saturday and Sunday.
  Edwin Kuykendell left yesterday for Virginia. Mrs Kuykendell will go in a few days. We hate to see our neighbors leave and hope that they will come back and see us sometime.
  John Smith was a business caller in Keyser Saturday.
  The farmers all seem to be very much behind with their work on account of so much rainy weather. Not very much plowing has yet been done.
  Mrs Earl Taylor has been spending a few days with Mr and Mrs N R Taylor near Fountain.
  Several of the young folks from Headsville attended the commencement at Grove school Friday night. R U Y’s

Shaw News

  April 2 1912

  Garden making and cleaning house are the order of the day.
  Mr H S Kitzmiller was a visitor to Cumberland on Wednesday.
  Mrs Albert McCauley paid friends at Blaine a short visit Thursday.
  Mrs H S Blamable and daughter, Miss Luvonia, were shopping at Piedmont on Wednesday.
  Miss Nora Haines, of Hoy, was the guest of Mrs Frank Junkins from Wednesday til Saturday.
  Mr T W Ashbey, of Elk Garden, paid our town a visit one day this week.
  Mr Burke Randals of Keyser was a visitor to this city on Thursday.
  Mr A M Norman was a business visitor to Keyser on Thursday.
  Mr Morris Haines closed a successful; term of school here last Thursday. A number of visitors were present and all report a very enjoyable time.
  Mr J L Kitzmiller of Emoryville was the guest of his sisters here Friday.
  The ladies here held a supper Saturday night for the benefit of the U B Church. They has a large attendance and good success.
  Mr W A Duling left Monday on a business trip to Johnstown Pa.
  Miss Mary Metz, of Westernport, is the guest of Miss Mamie Costallo.


  Wee, as I was absent last week, I will try to give a few happenings in and around Waxler.
  Miss Bessie Miller and Miss Violet Baker were calling on Mrs Kate Bailey and Mrs Mollie Bailey last Sunday.
  Miss Maggie Elkins returned home Saturday from visiting friends and relatives in Luke and Westernport.
  Jr Baker attended the funeral of his niece, Miss Jesse McClellan, last Tuesday.
  Mr Nelson Miller is ill with the grip this week.
  Master Clarence Dawson visited his Uncle George Dawson last Saturday and Sunday.
  Mr and Mrs Eddie Moon of Dawson, were visiting home folks last Sunday.
  Waxler Boy

Hardy County News

  Moorefield Examiner of the 28th
  Robt Vanmeter spent last Friday in Romney.
  John R Miley and family left this week for Wardensville, where they will make their future home.
  Jos G Woerner and Miss Estella Bergdoll, both of this place, were married in Cumberland last week.
  Dave Riggleman and family, of Rio, moved to Moorefield this week where they will make their future home.
  Mrs Jeff Grove, of Petersburg came down yesterday and is spending a few days visiting at the home of Jesse Fisher.
  Mrs W S Cunningham and son left yesterday morning for their home at Thomas, after a weeks visit with relatives here.
  Asa Smith and children, of Purgittsville, expect to move to Cumberland in the near future and will make their home there.
  W H Shearer went to Philadelphia first of this week to look after a position which he was offered in that city. He returned Tuesday.
  The new dwelling house of Luther Rogers, at Purgittsville, will soon be completed. Mr Rogers is building a handsome residence.
  E M Gilkeson, spent several days last week with Cashier J WM Gilkeson. He was on his way home from a trip south.
  Emory Veach, of Lahmansville, has accepted a position as traveling salesman in this territory for McDowell, Pyles, and Co. of Baltimore.
  The work on the new court house has been completed, as far as contracted for, and Mr Woods left for his home at Charlottesville, Va
  Misses Elizabeth Dailey and Janet Welton left Tuesday morning for Wilmington NC, where they will spend a month visiting Mrs J M Wells.
  Mr and Mrs Frank Snyder and baby and Mrs M A bean and son, who have been visiting relatives in Pendleton county returned home this week.
  D R Shull, who has been traveling this section for the Brand Shoe Company has resigned and accepted a position as traveling salesman for a cement co.
  Floyd Mathias who has been teaching at Burlington this winter, arrived here Tuesday. Mr Mathias closed a very successful term of school last week.
  T J Bargdoll has begun the erection of a new Presbyterian church at Oak dale. He expects to move his planning outfit in this week and rush work along.
  The house occupied by Ed Combs and Mr Getz, east of town, was entirely destroyed by fire Monday evening with all its contents. The origin of the fire is unknown.
  Ed Leatherman was recent visitor to Midland Md and other points.
  W A Allen spent several days visiting his son, Bruce, at Keyser this past week.
  Jos I Cunningham has been suffering a good deal the past week with rheumatism.
  Mrs Jas W McNeill received a slight stroke of paralysis this week, but we are glad to say that she is getting along nicely.
  Mrs Ernest Bowman, of Franklin, came down yesterday to spend several days with her sister, Mrs H L Gamble.
  Hailstones the size of peas fell here Sunday afternoon, followed by rain and clearing weather. The hail was accompanied by lightning and thunder.
  Mrs B A Stinner had the misfortune to have a bone lodged in her throat Tuesday evening and she had quite a deal of trouble in dislodging it.
  P F Sions & Son, of Moorefield, and C l Burch, of Doman, shipped from here yesterday morning 49,899 eggs. A pretty good shipment when you consider that eggs are being shipped every day.
  Nathan Tusing was arrested at his home near Cootes store Tuesday and lodged in jail at Harrisonburg, of a charge of moonshining in this county. Tusing was indicted at Parkersburg last October.
  While coming down the steps from the telephone central Tuesday night. Arthur Cunningham had the misfortune to catch the heel of his shoe and fall the entire length of the steps. He bruised himself up right badly, but we are glad to say he was not seriously hurt.
  Mrs H C Pope, who has been quite sick for some time, died at Davis last Thurday morning at 2 o clock am. Funeral service was held there Friday and the remains were taken through here Saturday to Upper Tract, her former home, where the burial took place Sunday. A husband and two small children were left to mourn her death.

Teachers Examination

  Will be held Thursday and Friday, April 4-5, in room 7, High School building, Keyser
  Richard W Thrush, Co Supt.


  The Glade run Coal and Coke has employed Tom Fleming, their former superintendent, to take charge of their mines at Schell and now has men at work cleaning out the old mine and making repairs about the preparatory to putting out coal. Mr Fleming informs us that they will likely have him take another opening soon and they will likely extend their plane the hill to the four foot seam that they have already have an opening and will work it also. The Upper Potomac Coal Company, two miles below here, are making arrangements to put from fifty to one hundred men to work in their mines.

  Real Estate Bargain

  Large 10 room house on Orchard Street, suitable for party desiring to keep roomers or private boarding house. Ideal location with pleasant surroundings. Owner leaving town and will sell very cheap, with good terms to quick purchaser. Inquire at TRIBUNE COMPANY OFFICE or address Box 278 Keyser Wva.

Capon Loses Out

  The United States Leather Co has decided to close its tannery at Capon Bridge Wva and consolidate it with another of the trusts tanneries at Petersburg, Grant Co. When the news reached Capon Bridge the people were shocked. It means that the village will lose at least 25 families, if not more, and also a payroll of more than $500 a week, which meant a great deal to the few merchants at this place. Some of the men who have been working at Capon Bridge for years will move their families to Petersburg, while others will go to Paw Paw, where the trust has another tannery.


  Sergeant Grover C Shillingburg, of Battery D Fort Myre, Va is visiting friends here.
  Mr Robert H Anderson, of Emoryville, was the guest of Squire C E Shillingburg last Sunday.
  Miss Mabel Neville, teacher of Sulphur School, visited at Mrs E A Ludwicks over Sunday.
  Squire C E Shillingburg was a business visitor at Keyser last week.
  Mr J E Ludwick is on a business trip to Dawson Md.
  The Blake Diamond Coal Mine, owned by the Denman Coal Co, has been sold to Messrs Patterson and Cross, and is now running full time.
  Mr W B Bosley, of New Creek, was calling on friends here Sunday.
  Captain S S Gully has moved from John Millers house to one on the farm of Mr M Durst.
  Rev J F Leeper, of Piedmont, preached several interesting sermons in Blake Chapel last week.
  Mr W W Rogers, of Washington and Lee University, was here last Monday looking after the political gaps.
  Teddy said he did not want to be King. We wonder if he would like to be President.
  Mrs William Baker is very ill at this writing.
  Mr Geo L Simmons, of Maysville, was here as auctioneer for the Duling heirs today, Monday.
  Messrs S R and Lewis Duling were in Keyser on business last week.
  Misses Myrtle and Geneva Carnell, of Mountain Breeze Hotel, Claysville, visited at Henry Kitzmillers Saturday.
  Mr Howard Evans has rented Jacob Evans farm, near Lay High.
  Mr J W McDowell is going to sell his personal property and move to Blaine.
  Mr Edgar Shillingburg is improving his property with a wire fence.

Trustees Sale Of town Property

  Under and by virtue of a power of sale contained in a deed of trust of August 12th, 1907, executed by Matilda E Gerard to me as trustee to secure the payment of a note held and owned by J C Kephart, said note is overdue the undersigned trustee will on Tuesday the 16th day of April, 1912, at 1:30 pm, at the front door of the court house for Mineral County, WV, offer at public sale to the highest responsible bidder the real estate conveyed at said deed of trust, consisting of Lots No 72 and 73, as laid down on the plat of McCooles Addition to said town of Keyser, fronting each 30 feet on E Street and extending back the same width 120 feet to an Alley, and being more fully described in a deed of September 25th, 1900, which deed is of recorded in Deed Book No 22, at pages 102 and 103, in the office of the Clerk of the County Court for said county of Mineral, together with the buildings and improvements situate thereon.
Terms of Sale
  One-third of the purchase money cash on the day of sale, and residue therof in two equal payments at nine and eighteen months from day of sale, with interest theron, the purchaser to execute and deliver to the trustee his notes for the deferred payments, with approved personal property to be retained until all of the purchase money has been paid.
  William MacDonald, Trustee 3-22-4

Girls Wanted

  Girls wanted, apply at the Patchett Worsted Co.

Eggs for Hatching

  S C White Leghorn eggs for hatching, from show birds, $1.00 for 15. FW Smith, Keyser Wva

Lots for Sale

  Two lots in McCoole, close to the bridge, 30+240ft, for sale cheap. Apply to A H Hosack. 60 N Main St, Keyser Wva.

Tan Bark

  See H S Thompson before contracting to your Chestnut Oak Bark. Highest Market price paid.

Raspberry Plants for Sale

  Fine, hardy raspberry plants of the following varieties, Cumberland, Kansas and Haymaker, all black caps. Price ten dollars per thousand, less than one thousand one dollar and twenty five cents per hundred, Get them early. H C Wright Mountain View Orchard Keyser W Va

For Sale

  Pure Bred R C B Leghorn Eggs, $1.00 per setting (15 eggs) Also a few Cockerls & Pullets at reasonable prices. Kulps 242 eggs and the best layers on Earth. J M Bright and Son

For sale Cheap

  A 15 inch paper cutter, a Yorger stapling machine, one 12 inch water motor. Apply at the Tribune office, Will be sold at a bargain to quick buyer.


 C W Shelley sold his automobile to Dr C S Hoffman.
  Last Sunday was an ideal spring day and people took advantage of it to get out.
  Mrs W E Woolf has purchased a very fine new automobile, which will arrive soon.
  J M Bright is having his livery stable treated to a coat of new paint. John McIlwee is doing the work.
  Don’t forget the B of RT begin their fair next Monday night at the skating rink. It is to be a big affair.
  Easter Services will be held in the Catholic Church next Sunday. First service at 7:30 am second service at 10:30.
  CE Dayton bought the Dr West automobile and was out in it enjoying himself last Sunday. It is a good machine.
  Easter baskets already packed for the children. Prices to suit all purses, Saturday April 6th Presbyterian Choir sale.
  J Athey and Earl Kimmell have bought the restaurant near the B & O round house of W W Welker and took charge last Friday. The new proprietors are hustling young business men and no doubt will do a good business.
  In the corporation election held last Saturday, W L Davis was re elected mayor, I N Fisher recorder, and Glen Moomau, S B Johnson, W M Boggs, Camden Ruddle, and Herbert Anderson councilman. Only 19 votes were cast. Franklin Review of the 29th.
  Bills are out for the sale of live stock by J A Blackburn at his place near Schell. Some valuable stock will be offered   such as sheep, horses, etc.
  A new and larger dam will be built at once at West Va Junction to replace the old dam of the Wva pulp and paper company. The company will also construct a four story concrete building in the yard at Luke for the storing of wood pulp.
  Last weeks Tribune said “John D Hayden, of Mt Lake would take charge Monday as electrician at the Electric Light plant” We got “picked up” on that item. General Manager N J Crooks says it is not true. That they have not yet employed a man. We got the item from the Mt Lake correspondence to an Oakland paper.
  The worry germ is more fatal than Tuberculosis and twice as contagious. No need to worry about the coming crop if you use an Oliver Plow. Keyser Hardware Co.
  J W Wagner is able to get about some on crutches.
  Mrs W H Virts has been on the sick list since last Saturday.
  Dr Carter I Long made a business trip to Columbus, Ohio, this week.
  Mr Albert Sobraske, of Indiana, is visiting home folks and friends.
  Statton Taylor, of Purgittsville, was in town Tuesday with a load of produce.
  Mrs W C Kinsey, of Manheim, is spending a few days here this week.
  L J Mott has rented the Stottler farm near Dawson and will move down soon.
  Mrs Belle Babb, of Williamsport, came down last Saturday to spend a few days with relatives.
  Miss Helen Vossler went to Cumberland Wednesday to spend the balance of the week with relatives.
  Miss Grace Bowman,a student of the Keyser preparatory school, spent from Saturday til Tuesday in town. Davis News 28th
  Mrs E J Woodworth writs to have her address changed from Hancock to 45 E Antietam street, Hagerstown Md.
  Miss Elsie Rees, of Rees Mills, spent the spring vacation at her home, returned from the Fairmont Normal school last Sunday.
  Mrs C H Vossler goes to Maysville today to spend Easter. Miss Lottie Vossler and brother Clarence will come to Keyser to spend Easter.
  D A Arnold returned yesterday morning from Charleston, where he attended the meeting of the State Board of Agriculture. He reports a good meeting.
  Mrs Mira Rice, of Kansas, Mr Will Brown, of Augusta, Kansas, and Mr Orville  McDonald, of Virginia, were the guest of Mr J M Cathers and family the past few days.
  Miss Margaret Duckwall, of Berkely Springs, who taught at Martin, Grant County, closed her school Friday. She came down Monday and is spending the week with her aunt, Mrs W C Long.
  Our people generally irrespective of denomination are well pleased that conference saw fit to return us Rev Franck H Havener, of the M E Church, and Rev M H Keen, of the M E church south.
  Ex Senator S B Montgonery, Grand Keeper of Records and Seal of the K of P, was here Wednesday and made us a pleasant call. He had been to Parsons, where on Tuesday night Parsons lodge No 200 was organized with a charter membership of 52. He also stated that a new lodge ( Clothier Lodge No 201) was organized the same night in Boone county.
  The Peru Cor of the Grant Co Press, last week says&ldots;
  Sugar making is over for this season, There hasn’t been so much made around here.
  Mr Everitt, of Davis, arrived here last evening to visit his daughter, Mrs N D Wilson, also a boy from Keyser came up to stay with Ben Souder.
  Ben Souder received an incubator and brooder yesterday. He expects to go into the poultry business.
  Miss Lucy Trask, daughter of Manley W Trask, of the Argus, arrived in Kingwood last Friday evening from Keyser and at once began work in the law offices of Messrs Crogan & McCrum where she is employed as stenographer and copyist, the business of the office having increased to such an extent that it was necessary to employ two stenographers. Mr Trask went over to the Junction to meet his daughter. The young lady is boarding in the family of Mr and Mrs George H Bucklew.

  Empress Changes Hands

  Having purchased the Empress Theatre, we are installing a brand new 1912 Model Motiograph Machine, which is one of the very best in showing bright, steady pictures, and with the general improvements we expect to make, we can conscientiously say we will be prepared to offer a picture show that will be excelled by none. Being located on the ground floor, it will be modern in every respect. Look for opening date announcement.
  Merryman and Wells.

Eastern Star Banquet

  The Eastern Star gave a banquet last night at the lodge room to the Masons and their wives and friends. An enjoyable evening was spent, the entertainment consisting of music, speeches, etc Refreshments were served.


  A W Coffroth was in Cumberland Wednesday on business.
  Mrs Isaac Mills spent Thursday in Cumberland on business.
  E M Clevenger was in Cumberland last Saturday on business.
  Arthur Neff of Moorefield, was here last Monday on business.
  Mrs L T Carskadon was a visitor to Cumberland last Saturday.
  Judge Reynolds went to Petersburg first of the week to hold court.
  Mr and Mrs Harry Adams paid a visit to Cumberland Wednesday.
  Mr Adolph Scherr left yesterday for Cincinnati
  Dr Clay Leps of Fairmont has been visiting home folks since last Saturday.
  Mrs E V Romig and Mrs W C Long paid Cumberland a visit last Saturday.
  Ex Senator Henry G Davis of Elkins, spent Tuesday night in town on his way home.
  Mrs S H Jordan and daughter, Miss Lillian, paid Cumberland a visit last Saturday.
  Mrs John McMakin and daughter Miss Eula, were visiting in Cumberland last Saturday.
  Dr L L Edgell made a short trip, first of the week, to his home near Parkersburg.
  Stottle Steorts, a University student at Morgantown, was home for spring vacation.
  Mrs Duncan Sinclair of Fairmont was here for a day or two first of the week visiting relatives.
  Mr Perry Chesshire is getting about again after having been confined to the house about three weeks.
  Mrs Fred Carts, of Baltimore, spent Saturday until Tuesday with Mrs Claud Haire, of this place.
  Mrs Jesse Sharpless and two children, of Gormania, came down last Friday on a short visit to relatives.
  Mrs Miller, of Cumberland, came up last Saturday to spend a day or two with her daughter, Mrs Harry G Fisher.
  R A Welch was at Parkersburg this week attending a meeting of the State Democratic executive Committee.
  Messrs J R Bane, J D Gelwicks, and J H Markwood went to Martinsburg Tuesday to act as jurors at the U S Court.
  Mrs Dr F P Stehley went to Philadelphia Wednesday to spend a few days with her son John, who is attending school there.
  Clarence Arbogast, who has putting in a big contract of plumbing for C C Arbogast at Rainelle W Va returned last Monday.
  Misses Millie Dumas and Mary Riordan, who have been going to school at Keyser, returned home last week.
  Mrs B J Baker, of Petersburg, spent from last Saturday till Monday here as a guest of Mrs E V Romig and other relatives and friends.
  Mrs James Copeland, of Indianapolis, Ind, and Miss Blanche Friedlin, of Romney spent last Sunday here as guests of Mrs Nettie Carrier.
  Mr and Mrs J C Liller moved last Monday into the Head house, on west street vacated by Mr C L Bane, who discontinued housekeeping.
  Miss Daisy Lowry went to Rawlings last Monday to spend a week with friends, From their she goes to Cumberland to spend a week with her sister.
  Mr H B Carroll, who is at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, has been operated on and we understand is getting along nicely.
  Mrs Dr A L Livengood and little daughter, Elizabeth, of Elk Lick, Pa, returned home last Monday after a pleasant ten days visit here among relatives and friends.
  Mr Fred Koelz, a member of the faculty at the WVU at Morgantown, will be a week end guest at the home of Mr A S Prichard, of Locust Ave.
  Rev Dr J S Webster, of Hancock, preached at the Presbyterian church last Sunday both morning and evening. There was a large attendance and the doctor preached two splendid sermons.
  Chas M Thirlkeld was shaking hand with old friends here last Saturday. He is the son of Rev L A Thirlkeld, who was pastor of the M E Church here a few years ago, Charles is now traveling with the National Fire Proofing Co, of Pittsburg.

Miscellaneous News

  See Thompson Furniture Cos factory line lace curtains.
  The mountains around here were covered with snow Wednesday morning.
  The Calender Coterie met yesterday with Miss Hattie Estes and spent a pleasant afternoon.
  Remember the Easter sale of cakes, pies, rolls, etc, gives by the Presbyterian choir Saturday April 6th, Corner Center & Main Sts.
  The high wind Wednesday morning blew down the T M & P railroad engine house.
  Before buying go and see a beautiful line of Matting and Matting Druggetts at Thompson Furniture Co.
  Dr W M Babb was at Petersburg this week as a witness in a case before court. Mrs Babb accompanied the doctor as far as Martin. They returned yesterday.
  The young ladies of the Presbyterian choir will serve hot chocolate and wafers, sherbet, etc at their sale, Saturday April 6th afternoon and evening.
  Col Geo T Carskadon has bought J H Markwoods automobile. Mr Markwood has purchased a late model and a very fine machine, which will be here in a short time.
  Contractor C W Shelly is drawing plans for a handsome new home for B & O agent J Z Terrell. The house will be built in the near future on the lot adjoining the Episcopal church on Mineral Street
  We will hold our anniversary sale April 15th to 20th inclusive. Watch the tribune next week for unique plan of sale and list of a few of our specials, including a 10 cents Galvanized Tub Proposition. Weavers 5c, 10c, and 25c Store, 92 N Main St. Keyser Wva.

For Sale

  I have for sale one good farm mare 10 years old. Two good young cows, fresh about two or three months ago. I can also sell either in large or small amounts to suit purchaser, 100 cares of the best fruit land in Mineral county, in which there are now about 4000 bearing peach trees in fine condition, and with the prospect of a large crop of peaches on them this year.
  Huntley H Hoffman Keyser Wva.

Easter Exchange

  The members of the Presbyterian choir will have on sale in one of the store windows all kinds of cakes, pies, rolls, Maryland biscuit, salads, and delicious home made candies, Easter eggs already dyed, Saturday April 6th.


  Mr E C Smith and Mrs Fannie Butler surprised their many friends Wednesday, March 27th, by quietly boarding No 55 and going to Oakland, where at the home of her brother in law, Mr S M Butler,a very pretty wedding took place. The are both old residents of Keyser, and in the future will make their home in Covington Va, where the groom has a fine position with the Luke paper mills.


  I just received a car load of the famous Studebaker buggies, surreys, runabouts, spring wagons, etc. Call and see them. I also have some used buggies, surreys, spring wagons, road wagons and harness for sale at a low price.
  J M Bright Livery, Feed Stables, and Harness Shop.

Gasoline Explosion

  Yesterday afternoon Bernard Markwood and W A Welch had a narrow escape from serious injury by an explosion of gasoline. They were fixing to repair a hot water tank at Mr J H Markwoods and had the tank out in the yard cleaning it. They used gasoline in cleaning it and after thoroughly  rubbing it out, gave it a good washing with water, after which Bernard lit a match to look into it, when the explosion occurred. Mr Welch was blown over, but not hurt, but the fire went toward Bernard and burned his right hand pretty badly.

Rudy Wins Case

  The Court of Appeals of Maryland, last week, affirmed the judgement of the lower court in the case of James Rudy against the B & O RR, the railroad company to pay the cost. The damage allowed Mr Rudy by the lower court was $4250. It will be remembered that Mr Rudy was struck by a piece of a bottle thrown by a passenger, while he was on an excursion train last summer coming home from Baltimore. Mr Rudy had suffered greatly from the injury and his sight is impaired.
  Hampshire Review

Easter Bonnet for You

  The ladies of the M E Church will hold their annual bonnet and apron sale on Friday April 6 will hold a sale of cakes, pies, candy, etc.

  GRAPES—An aged lady, Mrs Grapes, died last Friday, March 29th, 1912, at the home of her son at McCool. The burial took place Saturday at the Dayton grave yard.


  Just received 5 dozen of the famous Strenia Whips which I will sell for $1.00 each. These whips are guaranteed that if lost, stolen, or unsatisfactory will be replaced by another whip. Come and try a whip that is stronger than whalebone. Brights Harness Shop

Miss Laura Willison

  Miss Laura V Willison, daughter of Mr and Mrs H F Willison, residing at the stone bridge, near Flintstone, died suddenly Sunday evening of heart trouble. Miss Willison was 40 years old and had been an invalid for the past year. She was well known in the community where she resided. Surviving her are her parents and the following brothers and sisters, C W Willison, of the Flintstone Hardware Co, C N Willison, near Flintstone, and a young brother at home, and Mrs Ensley H Hartsock, Mrs C Simpson, and Mrs Josephine Henderson, of Cumberland, and Miss Blanche Willison, of Washington DC.


  The petition of V F Alkire and 37 others have been filed with the county court asking for the closing and discontinuance of the old road known as the “Jacob Dawson Road” New Creek district, beginning at the point near the residence of Jefferson Folk and running through the lands of Folk, the Alkire Orchard, Jr Baker and others, to connect to the road recently made by the Park Orchard Co.
  Notice is hereby given through the county court will meet at the court house on the 23rd day of April, 1912, to consider said petition at which time all persons interested are requested to appear before the court and state their objectives, if any they have, to the closing of the same. By order of the court, J V Bell, Clerk

 Piedmont News

  The Piedmont town council met in regular session at the council chamber here last Wednesday night, March 20th, with Mayor Shaw, Recorder Culbertson, Councilman Neff and Hawkins present.
  A communication was read from the C & P Railroad Company, stating that they recently purchased the land on which their depot stands in Piedmont, but had trouble in locating the lines.That as soon as the lines are established they would lay a concrete pavement are requested.
  The mayor was instructed to have a new survey made on Hampshire street near Mr Fred L Fredlocks property, so that the angle in the street at that place may be avoided.
  The Piedmont basketball team defeated the Keyser team at the K of P armory here last Wednesday night at 24 to 5. The same Piedmont team will play the Westernport High school Monday.
  Mr R H Drane is in New York purchasing spring goods.
  Miss Beulah Thrush left Wednesday for Chicago, where she will visit her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs Benj Carr.
  Miss Ray Korb, who has been spending several months in New York city, returned home last Saturday. She was accompanied by her niece, little Miss Frances Rosenburg, of New York, and by her cousin, Mr J M Ephriam, of Brunswick, Md.

O C Womelsdorff

  Elkins Wva—Col O C Womelsdorff , of Coalton, Randolph County, one of the pioneer developers of its great natural resources, died yesterday afternoon at the City Hospital, where he had been brought a few days ago for treatment for old age.

He was born in West Virginia about 73 years ago. One brother, a stepson, and step daughter survive. He began working for the Baltimore and Ohio as a spike driver, was later agent at Parkersburg, Locust Point, and other places and was superintendent of maintenance of way before becoming general manager. The late Thomas Fitzgerald succeeded him. Since retiring, he has lived at Ruxton Farm, which is now one of the most valuable estates in the lower Shenandoah Valley. His remains will probably be interred at Charlestown.

Ax Wound on Head
Parsons WVa

  The body of John Riley Shaffer, who lived on brushfork, in this county, near the Barbour county line, was found dead on a piece of land he was clearing, and his brother, David Shaffer, and his cousin Adam Shaffer, have been arrested on a charge of murder.
  Death came from a blow on the back of the head, the cut in the skull measuring three inches. Adam Shaffer, has made a statement, in which he says he saw David Shaffer strike his brother on the head with an ax. David Shaffer declared that Adam Shaffer struck the fatal blow. A pint bottle was found on the victim, about 2 fifths full of whiskey. The body was lying in the top of a fallen tree. No motive for the killing has been told.



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