December 5, 1913

2 MARCH 2003



Dec 2, 1913-Surveyor D G Martin did some work last Saturday near Williamsport, Grant Co, for Mr Wise. Mr Martin is working this week near Hartmonsville.

Mr Seymour Pyles, our teacher, visited home folks a few days last week at Kirby, Hampshire county

V M Grayson is home from Elk Garden a few days

Lynn Mott, who is attending school at the Prep, was home on Thanksgiving vacation from Wednesday until Monday

Mr and Mrs G M Martin visited Mr and Mrs Huffman at New Creek one day recently

The proceeds of the festival held here at the school house about a week ago was about $16 clear of expenses

Mr and Mrs Taylor Martin and little son of Chicago Junction, Ohio, are visiting here now.

BORN, recently to Mr and Mrs Snowden Cannon, a daughter.


MARRIED, Thursday, Nov 27, 1913, by Rev John A Shockey, Wm Thomas Junkins and Miss Etta May Oats, of Sulphur W Va

Miss Alverda Ott who attends the High School at Belington spent her Thanksgiving vacation with her parents. She was given a surprise party last Friday evening by a large number of her friends and the occasion was a very enjoyable one.

The Literary last Friday evening was given over to the boys. Resolved, That cattle are more useful than horses was the question. Affirmative, Ralph Taylor, Earl Aronhalt, Estell Kenney. Negative, Estell Bennear, and owing to the failure of two debates to appear, Mr L O Taylor kindly took part in the debate. The boys were well prepared as their carefully prepared speeches showed. They went at the subject with their sleeves rolled up. The decision was in favor of the affirmative.

Miss May Patton, of Keyser, was a Thanksgiving guest of her friends

Mr Wm Myers and family, Mr Harry Sheetz and wife, and Mrs Bertha Biler, all of Pierce, W Va, were visitors here Thanksgiving week. They all returned last Monday

Mrs Mollie Kight went to Warnick station last Monday to see Mrs Jos Warnick who is quite sick. She is 97 years old and the mother of Mr Nace Warnick of our town.

Mrs Stephen Dixon is again dangerously ill. Mr Payton Dixon, Mrs Parr, and the other members of her family are with her most of the time

Miss Nellie Bennear, of the Davis hospital, was home on a short visit the first of the week

Rev John A Shockey while quietly enjoying the presence of his family and relatives last Saturday evening and suddenly realized that the place was besieged. The besiegers spent no time in parleying but entered the parsonage without ceremony and administered a severe pounding to the Reverend gentlemen and his family. "They were laden with all kinds of good things except molasses" said Rev Mr Shockey. Our ministers are very deserving and it is a good thing that they can be so kindly remembered. If their was a premium on misty, moisty, foggy weather, the mountain region would be entitle to it this fall.

There was a good house to hear the play last Saturday evening. "The Cuban Spy" is an exciting four act play. Peck Harvey and Mr Clifton E Gurd as Irish and Dutch characters were immense. They kept the audience in continual laughter. Miss Vauda Blackburn, the Cuban Spy, played her difficult parts well. Miss Velma Wilson, as Bridget, made a splendid Irish girl. Mr Stephan Barnes who drilled the players acted his part as Rodrigo Valdiz in a splendid manner. Jack Laughney always kept the American cause to the front. Other parts were acted by John H Jones, Joe Hoopengardner, Johnny Clarke, Estell Kenney and Miss Ethel Bankert.

Rev F C Rollman, Supt of the Star of Hope Child Refuge at Burlington, was at Keyser last Saturday rendering a financial report of the institution. Two children at Keyser were added to the Refuge. Their mother is a widow and is paralyzed. The need of a refuge in this county cannot be questioned.

Rev W W White was at Romney last Sunday. There have been over 40 conversions at Ridgeley where he was assisting Rev Balthis.

Rev L C Messick is now engaged in revival work.



J M Davis, agent of the B&O RR, at Piedmont, has been appointed agent of the U S Express Co at Piedmont in connection with his other position. Frank Getty has been named as assistant to the agent. Frank Burnworth has charge of the delivery part of the business.

Mrs W W Greene, of Westernport, is in the hospital at Keyser for treatment.

LaFayette Lodge, NO 3, Knights of Pythias, Piedmont, extended an invitation to the grand chancellor, Samuel R Nuzum, Col. Sam B Montgomery, grand keeper of records and seal, and Congressman William G Brown to visit the lodge. They are expected some time in January.

Mr Charles Tracey, of Wheeling, formerly of Piedmont, is visiting relatives here.

A telegram from Washington this morning for his grandmother, Mrs Duckworth, of Westernport, conveyed the information of the death on Tuesday morning in that city of Howard C Simmons, son of Mr and Mrs Frank B Simmons, of Cumberland, formerly of Piedmont. His remains were brought to Cumberland Tuesday evening. The funeral arrangements have not as yet been announced.

Mr Samuel Dick, an employee of the W Va Pulp and Paper Co at Luke, fell off a ladder onto the concrete floor in the engine room and broke his arm.

Mr E C Gowers, Ridgeley, is the guest of Mr and Mrs Harry F Smith, Westernport Heights.

Mr Cecil Clemm, of Cumberland, is visiting relatives in Westernport.

The Misses White, who has been visiting in Cumberland, has returned home.

Mr Stephen L Pagenhart, of Westernport, who had been ill, is convalescent.

Mr Harry R Lannon is suffering with an injured thumb caused by being hit with a hammer accidentally.

Rev and Mrs W B McKinley and child, who were Thanksgiving week visitors at Hancock, Md, have returned home.

Review of Dec 3

Geo Light of Cumberland spent a day in town last week

Mrs A A Welton of Williamsport spent Monday in town

Miss Mary Screen spent Thanksgiving at her home in Lonaconing

Miss Lowell Wolford came home from Shepherdstown to spent Thanksgiving

Miss Minnie King, of Cumberland, is visiting her aunt, Mrs Lewis Beckman, here

Mrs Herbert W Tucker and children, of Keyser, visited friends here last week

Miss Pearl Elosser, Piedmont, spent several days here last week with friends

Wm Montgomery and Mayor Kelly spent several days last week with relatives at Davis

John J Cornwell, Jr, came from Winchester Friday and spent several days at his home here

Jas L Kuykendall spent Thanksgiving with his daughter Mrs E H Amick in Martinsburg

Miss Anna Ruckman, a teacher in the Keyser Schools, spent Thanksgiving with home folks near here

Mr and Mrs George Grove returned from their wedding trip Friday, and are stopping with Mrs J P Corbett

Rev W W White of Elk Garden was here first of the week and preached in the ME Church, South, Sunday

Miss Constance Gordon of Keyser returned to her home Monday after spending several days with Miss Fannie Cookus

Dr J W Shull attended the meeting of the State Board of Health and the State Medical Society at Parkersburg last week

W H Maloney, Jr, of Cumberland, with his wife and daughter, are spending several days in town and county visiting relatives.

Miss Bessie Fox, a trained nurse, of Washington, came here last Friday to nurse Mrs Helen Moore who is very ill.

Nov 24

  Since the blizzard passed over we have been having beautiful spring weather, last week was more like May than November, but this morning it has turned some cooler. The late storm and heavy snow has caused a great deal of talk amongst old people here and it has been decided by many that they have never seen the like, but we often forget such things. The writer well remembers, when but a boy, we can't give the exact date, but is was in eighteen hundred and well up in the forties, that it commenced to freeze that latter part of October and continued solid winter until about the middle of December. The ground froze so hard that many of us lost our potatoes and all other vegetables that was still out; the people that were not done seeding failed to finish. We had frequent snow squalls east of the mountain but here in the mountains the people had to feed most of the time throughout November and December.

  In 1853, whilst travelling westward on the N W Turnpike, with a heavy loaded wagon, it began to rain on us in the afternoon of the ninth of October and that evening we put up with a Mr Dancer, a short distance over the top of Laurel Hill. We attended to our team, eat our suppers and dried ourselves at a huge log fire and then Uncle Pete and I went to bed in our wagon where we slept sound all night and in the morning got out into a snow "knee-deep." But it all melted off that day west of the mountain, but we learned as we went through Fetterman, that all traffic on the B&O eastward, had been blocked 24 hours. We had but little snow throughout that winter, but, the night before Easter and Easter Sunday, 1854 there fell a snow of two feet which lasted several days here on the mountain. We are not positive of the date, but we think it was almost 24 years ago this fall and the time was inside the last few days of October, or the first few days of November that we had heavy freeze and snow enough here in the mountains that the roads were completely blocked by drifts.

  Before this reaches the readers of this paper, another annual National Thanksgiving Day will have commenced gone. How very few of us keep the day as we should as it was kept by our forefathers. We spend the day in feasting and having a good time generally which is all right, but I very much fear that a Supreme Being is the farthest thing from our thought. We know it is a holiday and a day to make merry but how many can give a true history of the day. I will give a little list of questions for our boys and girls, who are studying history in our schools, to answer.

1.-When, where and by whom, was the first Thanksgiving services held in America?

2.-Who issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation in America?

3.-Who was the first invited guest at a Thanksgiving dinner in America?

4.-Is our National Thanksgiving day wholly an American institution?

5.-When did it become a national festival and what president issued the first National Thanksgiving proclamation?

Now, girls and boys, look this matter up and give us an answer. By the way, it might not hurt some of our teachers to give it a little thought, for you know it is American history and should be taught to the children of the nation, and it might not hurt some of our ministers who preach Thanksgiving sermons, to give the matter a little thought.

Uncle John

Romney Review of Dec 3

The box supper given at the schoolhouse last Wednesday night passed off very pleasantly and a neat little sum was obtained for the library. If the Springfield school is not a success this will not be because the teachers are not working faithfully to make it so.

Miss Sadie Hass and Miss Bowman of Romney spent Thanksgiving with Mrs Mary Blue

James Pownell, who has been working for the B&O in Cumberland, is ill of typhoid fever at his home at this place.

Joe and Mary Sparks, of the Prep School, spent the Thanksgiving holiday here

Misses Esther and Sue Thomas of Romney were the guests last week of their grandmother Mrs Sue Washington

Ralph Guthrie went to Winchester Monday to visit his aunt Mrs H P Tabb en route to Ashville NC

A number of young people were delightfully entertained Thanksgiving evening by Mrs Mamie Campbell

Misses Edna and Donna Shanholtzer, who have been for some time with their aunt, Mrs Edith Shannon, left Friday for their home in Staunton

Last Sunday a most enjoyable reunion of the Taylor connection was held at the home of Mr and Mrs Foreman Taylor. The occasion was the celebration of the 90th birthday of Mrs Taylor. About 40 relatives were present and a bountiful dinner was served. Mr and Mrs Taylor are probably the most remarkable couple in Hampshire county. The former, whose 100th birthday was celebrated last April, is in his usual good health and bids fair to reach another milestone to his life's long journey.

Miss Maggie Guthrie is visiting friends in Cumberland



Miss Mertie Inskeep, of Keyser, and Evers Eugene Smith of Westernport, were wedded Tuesday afternoon at the parsonage of Rev Joseph Dawson, pastor of Centre Street M E Church, Cumberland.


Mr Mervin Mawery and Miss Mabel Reynolds of Washington, DC, were quietly married by Rev F H Havenner at the home of Mrs William Alderton, Thursday, November 27, 1913. The guests were Mrs M E Billmier of Cumberland, and Mr and Mrs Alderton and family. The bride was dressed in a pale pink silk prettily trimmed in lace and wore white and pink carnations. The parlor was decorated in white and pink carnations. Following the ceremony an elegant dinner was served. The happy couple will for the present reside at the home of Mr Alderton.


Married, in Baltimore, Md, November 25, 1913, Mr E P Welschonce of Keyser and Miss Catherine Rogers.


Mr Jas H Widmyer and Mrs Ivy Catlett, of Berkeley Springs, were married in Cumberland by Rev Jas E Moffatt, pastor of the Presbyterian church. They returned to Berkeley Saturday where they will make their home


Arthur Elwood Swope, of Sir John's Run, W Va, and Annie Pearl Dick, of Ridge W Va

Walter Herbert Kerns and Margaret Etta Shriver, both of Cumberland, Md

Joseph Leo Lannon, Piedmont W Va, and Mertie Elizabeth Grove of Westernport Md

James Robert Emrick of Fair Hope, Pa, and Edna Pearl Frazier, of Glen Savage, Pa

Larkin Conner Kelley and Bertha Melvia Parrish, both of Keyser W Va

Bradford McCauley and Florence Lambert, both of Huff, W Va

Oscar Bernard Bucy, of Cumberland Md, and Leta L Lee, of Springfield W Va

William Marcellus Rae and Madaline Morley both of Lonaconing Md


It has just become known that Joseph Lannon, a fireman employed on the B&O railroad, whose home is in Piedmont, and Miss Myrtle Groves, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jesse Groves, of Piedmont, eloped to Cumberland Saturday and secured a marriage license. It was learned also that the couple has not yet returned to Piedmont.



Mrs Eleanor Parker, wife of John H Parker, died at her home, the Stone House, six miles south of Romney about 10 o'clock Tuesday night of last week. Mrs Parker was a woman of bright disposition, cheerful in manner, and had a number of warm friends who deeply regret her death. She was married to John H Parker in 1906. The body was taken to Elmyra, NY, Thursday, after funeral services at the late home of the deceased conducted by Rev G A Gibbons, her pastor. The burial took place there.


Charleston-Milton S Malone, the Hill Top, Fayette county postmaster, who confessed to misappropriating $1,123.39 of the governments money while postmaster, entered a confession in the federal court today and was sentenced to one year and one day in the penitentiary and to pay the costs and refund the amount misappropriated.

A number of cases were transferred to the April term of court at Huntington while others were set for December during its present term.

Clarksburg-Resulting from protests from many patrons, principally the mothers of young girls, the local Masonic order has adopted a rule that bars the dancing of the tango, the turkey trot and other extreme modern dances at any of the social functions to be hereafter given in the Masonic auditorium.

Charleston-- Sen. Ben A Smith and Delegates, R K Asbur, Rath Duff, S U G Rhodes and David Hill, members of the legislature who were convicted in the Webster county court last summer, of bribery, in connection with the US Senatorial campaign, yesterday appealed to the supreme court of W Va for a new trial. It is expected the decision will be handed down within two weeks.

Parkersburg-In compliance with a new State law, the first school of instruction for county and city health officers of W Va was held here today by the State Board of Health. 65 health officers from 35 counties were present. Dr W W Golden, of Elkins, President of the State Board of Health, its secretary, Dr S L Jepson, of Wheeling, Dr H A Barbee, of Point Pleasant, a member, Dr J T Thoratot, health officer of Ohio county, Dr W T Henshaw, health officer of Berkeley County, and Dr W H Frost, of the United States government health service were among the speakers. Governor Hatfield, who was to have spoken, could not be here.

Morgantown-Printed in large bold letters and tacked on the bulletin board on the campus yesterday morning was a conspicuous white poster with a black border which read as follows:

"In memoriam to Miss Grace Lois Harm and George Arbenz who were married November 28, 1913. May they rest in peace." The news of the marriage here was received with the greatest surprise as few students realized that the contracting parties were so friendly.

By an almost unanimous vote, the members of the congregation and Sunday school at St Johns Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, approved the plans of the church council for the purchase of a site and the erection of a handsome new church, and negotiations are being conducted for the purchase of a lot 104 by 200 feet on West Burke street. The price to be paid for the site is $16,000, and it is expected that the new church building will cost between $60,000 and $75,000. The present church edifice, which has been in use since 1832, will be sold.

Morgantown-Dec 2-Rev Dr C K Jenness announced from the pulpit of the First Methodist Episcopal church that Wyatt L Holmes had made a gift of $3,000 to the church as a memorial to his wife, the late Mary Walters Holmes. Mr Holmes expects to leave in a few days for his home at Edgefield, SC, and after a short stay there, will return to this place.


The following is a report of the Eureka school for the first month beginning Oct 20, 1913, and ending Nov 14, 1913.

Number of pupils enrolled, boys, 15; girls, 17

Average daily attendance, boys, 11; girls, 15

Percent of attendance boys, 96; girls, 95

Those present everyday-George Schell, Walton Borror, Leslie Liller, Paule Sears, James Morrison, Bertha Borror, Hazel Dawson, Pearl Dawson, Faye Morrison, Mabel Sears and Myrtle Lyons.

Those present every day except one-Blanche Chaney, Faye Fink, Myrtle Dawson, Stanley Fink, Lewis Schell, Eldridge Pownell and George Fink.

--Bertha Urice


"If you don't make a hog of yourself, the regular Thanksgiving dinner, turkey and mince pie included, ought not to hurt you, But if you have a healthy appetite and enjoy your midday dinner of Nov 27, you ought to give your stomach a rest at supper time." This is the advice of the Department of Agriculture's expert food experts gave out today. "Don't make seasoning too rich and have the mince pie containing too much meat. Don't stay indoors after dinner and continue munching nuts and fruits. Get out for moderate exercise. Go out to the football game or take a walk. Finally, don't eat any supper. The dinner out to be enough."


What a pleasant thing to have said to you! And why shouldn't it be! You who envy others their lovely hair, and are ashamed of the dull, lifeless, stringy appearance of your own-use Harmony Hair Beautifier, and let others envy you.


Return to the grocer all substitutes sent you for Royal Baking Powder. There is no substitute for ROYAL. Royal is a pure, cream of tartar baking powder, and healthful. Powders offered as substitutes are made from alum.


Fancy work and food will be on sale in J H Markwood's window, Main street, on Dec 13 and 15, by the sewing circle of the M E Church, South.

The Community Christmas Tree Committee will be grateful in the people of Keyser will furnish C M Miller, 166 Alice street, with the name, street number of disabled children, and of all infirm and aged people who may need aid in order to reach the Tree for the Tiny Tim display.


The "Cheer up and Forget it Club" of Keyser entertained at a Camp Reunion on Wednesday evening, Nov 26, 1913, at Bachelor's Hall. The Hall was artistically decorated in the club colors green and white. A camp fire was the center of attraction most of the evening. Also many visited the spring where refreshing punch was served. Many amusements fitting in with Thanksgiving and the camp spirits were indulged in. Delicious refreshments were served. Patroness were, Mrs W B Lauck, Mrs L O Davis, Mrs Sims, Mrs Hammond, Mrs Yeakley and Mrs D P Davis. Those attending were, Messrs Clifton and Walter Jeffries, Jack Stewart, ---Williams, Bill Brady, ---Lammert and others from the Trinity Club of Frostburg. Miss Sallie Wade and Grover Casto of Morgantown, W Va, Miss Kathleene Welton, Petersburg, W Va, Miss Nelle Taylor, Romney W Va, Miss Ella Kight, Barnum W Va, Mr Victor Smith, South Branch, W Va, Mr Grady Cowgill, Cumberland Md, Mr Russell Spangler, Piedmont W Va, Misses Nellie Johnson, Linda Sabin, Grace Pickett, Isabella MacDonald, Lucille Hammond, Elsie Wagoner, Marie Riker, Lula Smith, Florence Githens, Katie Sims, Irene Davis, Nancy Lauck, Susan Abernathy, Dr Yeakley, Messrs, D P Davis, Chester Dixon, B V Inskeep, West Hardy, Paul Davis, Clyde Hott, John Bane, John Nordick, Perry Greenwade, Emory Tyler, Richard Thrush, John Dunkle.


I believe that the Country, which God made, is more beautiful than the City, which man made; that life out-of-doors and in touch with the earth is the natural life of man. I believe that work is work wherever we find it, but that work with Nature is more inspiring than working with the most intricate machinery. I believe that the dignity of labor depends not on what you do, but on how you do it; that opportunity comes to a boy on a farm as often as to a boy in the city; that life is larger and freer and happier on the farm than in the town; that my success depends not upon my location, but upon myself, not upon my dreams, but upon what I actually do, not upon luck, but upon pluck. I believe in working when you work, and in playing when you play, and in giving and demanding a square deal in every act of life.-Edwin Osgood Grover.


C F Rathbone, of the State Tax Commissioners office, gave out the following interview at Clarksburg, in regard to the enforcement of the prohibition law:

"It seems to be the opinion' he said, 'that through a strict enforcement of the prohibition law lies the only means of starting reactionary wave of sentiment through which the amendment might be repealed. Acting on this assumption, I understand that several of the biggest brewers in the State will contribute to a fund intended to assist in the strictest enforcement of the law. "However, I do not think outside help will be needed. Even should the country authorities fail to maintain the provisions of the measures as they are written, the State Tax Commissioner will see to it that a relentless war is waged on any attempt at illicit traffic. Commissioner Blue is very pronounced in his views of what methods must be adopted, a stand that is coincided in by every man in the department. Furthermore, we have the most stringent law of this kind ever passed. Therefore, it is safe to say that prohibition will prohibit in W Va as it never has anywhere else." "How about the possibilities of a contest on the constitutionality of the amendment," he was asked. "There will be done," was his reply. "All this talk of carrying the fight to the Supreme Court is "chimney talk." The only ground it could be based on would be that under the constitution an amendment could not be postponed in taking effect, but must go into force immediately upon its adoption. That, however, would not effect the amendment. The only decision the Supreme Court could return, and on this we are advised by some of the greatest lawyers in the State, is that the liquor business has been flourishing illegally ever since the amendment was adopted, but in no wise would the future effect of the measure be detracted from. It would be just as much a law then as it was when adopted."


  Business taking us to Cumberland a few days ago, we took the opportunity of dropping into many of the places of business which are so liberally patronized by our Keyser people, and asking them how their trade was with Keyser people. Many of them acknowledged that the trade with Keyser was exceptionally good. We then asked them how it was, when we noticed that they used but little space in the Keyser papers for advertising purposes. The reply was that they got the trade without the cost of advertising. We were treated with the utmost courtesy when we were making our inquiries, for the fact exists that Cumberland and mail order houses are getting the cash trade of Keyser.

  This we deem a rank injustice to the Keyser merchants, who are all whole-souled men, and should they not happen to have what you want will gladly order it for you. Suppose, now, that every cash purpose made out of town was kept here for six months? Would you not see every merchant in town laying in larger stocks more varied than they can possibly carry now? Of course you would.

  By keeping trade at home you would build up the business of the town. Just because your neighbor gets a new fall suit from Sears Roebuck for $4.98, don't think for a minute but what any of our local merchants who handle similar goods can do as well by you. Instead of frantically grabbing the latest catalogue and rushing off your order, quietly put on your hat and coat and drop into the local stores and see the goods and get the prices. We know of an instance in the last month in which an article of clothing was shipped into this town which cost $4.50, and the express, and the same thing was on sale here at one of our stores for only $3.75 and no expressage.

  Patrons, think and ponder. Dealers, if you have anything to sell, advertise it in your home paper. It will pay you. We are often asked by strangers as to where is the best place to buy a certain article. For one class of goods we could only refer such to one place. That fact aroused our curiosity, and we made a still hunt and found that there were not less than six dealers in that article, but the other five had never advertised, therefore we were not aware of it.

  Let us patronize home enterprise, and let home enterprise inform the public what they have to offer, and by doing so help each other. Say, read this and think. We have failed to notice that any mail order house has contributed for our Community Christmas Tree.


Some days since we received a letter from a new bureau in New York, informing us of the organization by "The Anti-Saloon League of America" of a committee of one thousand. It further informed us that Mr Wm MacDonald of our city was a member of that committee, and requested us to call upon him and learn further particulars. We did as requested and he informs us that he intends to be at the meeting of the committee in Washington on the 10th, inst. We understand it to be the purpose of the committee at this meeting to plan for the fight for National Prohibition. An amendment to the constitution will be presented to someone for presentation in each house of Congress at the present session. Mr MacDonald as chairman of our County Constitutional Amendment Committee in the fight of last year, did good work, and his appointment on the National Committee of one thousand shows that his efforts in the past are appreciated by the leaders in this great movement. We shall await his return with a good deal of interest, and will then be able to give in detail what was done, and we know it will be of intense interest to a large number of our readers.


More than 88 million animals were slaughtered for food in the US in 1909, according to a census bulletin today. Of this number, hogs constituted more than 60 percent, while beeves figured a little more than 15%. The report asserts that the slaughtering and meat packing industry is the most important, in value of products, in the country, the lumber industry coming second and steel rolling mills third.


Nearly ten million dollars is estimated by the Treasury Department as necessary to be expended by the federal government in W Va during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1914, appropriation for which must be made by the Congress just convened in regular session. By far the larger part of this is to be expended in the completion of the system of locks and dams in the Ohio river, which is within the boundary of the state of W Va. The Treasury Department estimates a total of $9, 237,000 will be required for the fiscal year to continue the work on the Ohio river already begun. By far the greater part of this amount will be used in W Va, as practically all the locks and dams now under construction are in that State. The estimates also include $56,000 for the public building at Moundsville and $30,000 for that at Sistersville. Salaries of two steamboat inspectors at Point Pleasant at $1,500 each; $32,750 for the internal revenue service in W Va and $4,200 for the operation of the fish cultural station at White Sulphur Springs are also included in the estimates for the year.


The cornerstone of the new United States Government building to be erected here was laid this afternoon by Hon. John Wesley Hamilton, O E Wyckoff, as master of ceremonies, announced the contents of the stone. There was a parade of school children, citizens and others which was led from the depot square by Vincent's Band. At the building site "America" was sung by the school children and prayer was offered by Rev A F Richardson. Following the laying of the stone, "Our Glorious Land" was sung. Addresses were delivered by James Morton Callahan, Ph.D, W Va University, and Congressmen William G Brown and H H Moss. The Woman's Music Club, the Madrigal Club and the church choirs of the city sang "Onward Christian Soldiers." The benediction was by Rev Father John McElligot, of St Augustines Catholic Church. The boys of the W Va Industrial School also took part in the exercises. The entire cost of the building will be $160,000, including the site, for which $25,000 was paid. William H Fissell, New York, is contractor.


The organization under a W Va charter of the United States Roofing Tile Co, with a capitalization of $400,000, was accomplished at Parkersburg on Monday, and is one of the largest and most important of the local business enterprises, the scope of which was given recently in the Sentinel. At the meeting of the incorporators Tuesday, who are interested in the local tile plant and the big plant at East Sparta, Ohio, a board of directors was elected composed of Frank L Beam, E S Moore, D J Cable, D A Cable and E P Elzey.

The board was organized by the election of the following officers:

President-Frank L Beam, Mt Vernon Ohio

Vice President and Treasurer-Edward S Moore of Parkersburg

Secretary and Sales Manager-E P Elzey, Parkersburg

Gen. Manager-Henry G Weam, East Sparta Ohio

Gen. Supt.-Davis A Cable, Lima Ohio

The two plants that will be under control of the company are the largest of the kind in this section of the country. Improvements will be made at each of the plants to increase the number of employees will follow. It is said that about $20,000 will be expended for additions to the local plant. All the parties connected with the enterprise are practical businessmen who had made a gratifying success in the venture.


In an effort to secure more uniform operation of their mines, coal operators of W Va are cooperating with the officers of the United Mine Workers of America to curtail the number of holidays when the men refuse to work. In some mining camps as many as ten nationalities are represented among the workers and each nationality insists in recognizing its own particular holiday. Careful calculation has shown that 47 working days are lost every year because of these stated celebrations which means added loss of wages to other workmen who do not celebrate and to the operating companies.

Cumberland, Md

Douglas Gibson, the negro rendered blind in a pistol duel with B&O police officers at Hansrote, W Va, several weeks ago, when special officer J C Orr, of Martinsburg, was killed, was released from the hospital at Martinsburg and was immediately arrested for the murder of Orr and is now in jail at Berkeley Springs. The warrant was secured by Officer Kenney, of the West Union who was shot in the stomach.

Saturday, January 10, 1914,

The United States Civil Service Commission announces that on the date named above, an examination will be held at Burlington, W Va, as a result of which it is expected to make certification to fill a contemplated vacancy in the position of fourth class postmaster at Burlington, W Va and other vacancies as they may occur at that office, unless it shall be decided in the interests of the service to fill the vacancy by reinstatement. The compensation of the postmaster at this office was $432 for the last fiscal year. Age limit, 21 years and over on date of exam, with the exception that in a State where women are declared by statute to be of full age for all purposes at 18 years, women 18 years of age on the date of the exam will be admitted. Applicants must reside within the territory supplied by the postoffice for which the exam is announced. The exam is open to all citizens of the US who can comply with the requirements. Application form and full information concerning the requirements of the exam can be secured from the postmaster at Burlington or from the US Civil Service Commission, Washington DC. Application should be properly executed and filed with the Commission at Washington at least 7 days before the date of the exam, otherwise it may be impracticable to examine the applicants.

US Civil Service Commission


Governor Hatfield today extended executive clemency to Fred Stubbs, of Monongah, a would -be Sherlock Holmes. Stubbs is a coal miner and some time ago, reading an advertisement of a detective correspondence school which appealed to his sleuth side, invested $50 and later received a diploma as a real detective. Last September he armed himself with his revolver badge and diploma and went to Marion County Fair at Fairmont to detect crime, believing he had complied with the law. He attempted to quell a disturbance and was himself arrested. A search revealed a gun and he was fined $50 and sentenced to 6 months in jail under the Johnson Pistol Law. Governor Hatfield today remitted the fine and the remainder of the jail sentence.


W H Cooper, a justice of the peace, was arrested here on a charge of selling intoxicants without a license. He is charged with peddling whiskey at the court house being caught, it is alleged, with the use of marked money. Cooper is prominent, having been president of the county court, and his arrest has created a sensation. He waived a preliminary hearing and was held under $1000 bond, to the grand jury by Justice Robertson.


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

In the matter of W H Mitter in Bankruptcy.

To the Creditors of W H Mitter, of Keyser in the county of Mineral, and district aforesaid, a bankrupt.

Notice is hereby given that on the 17 day of Nov, A D, 1913, the said W H Mitter was duly adjudicated bankrupt, and that the first meeting of his creditors will be held at Martinsburg, W Va, in the office of Wilbur H Thomas, on the 29 day of Nov, A D, 1913, at 1 o'clock pm, at which time the said creditors may attend, prove their claims, appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupt and transact such other business as may properly come before said meeting.

Wilbur H Thomas
Referee in Bankruptcy


Vance Bittner, president of district 5 of the United Mine Workers of America, was sentence yesterday to 60 days in jail by the United States judge Dayton for violation of the court order in connection with the coal strike at Colliers. Eight order mine leaders were given suspended sentences.


The McNeill chapter U D C will Saturday afternoon, Dec 6, 1913 promptly at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs H A Sliger. The Monument committee requests that all who have not returned their talent money will please do so at that time.

Mrs H A Sliger, President
Maria Vass Frye, Secretary


Fancy work and food will be on sale at J H Markwood's window, Main street, on Dec 13 and 15, by the sewing circle of the M E Church, South. The food sale will begin Saturday at 1 o'clock. Food will be sold on Saturday, but Fancy Work on both Saturday and Monday.


Mr E E Taylor of Rees Mill was a city visitor Monday

Mr Ira Feaster of Antioch was in the city Wednesday

Miss Alma Paris was shopping in Cumberland Wednesday

Christmas novelties, all kinds. Call and see them at Nefflen's

Mr George Barker has returned from a visit at Grafton

Mr E M Stottlemyer has returned from a trip to Virginia

Mr Chas N Finnell and children returned from Parsons Sunday

Mr Chas Miers of Brunswick was visiting friends here last week

Mrs Ida Menefee was in Baltimore the early part of the week

Mr and Mrs J B Criser have returned from a visit to Fairmont

Miss Otie Leary of Berkeley Springs, is visiting friends in Keyser

Mr and Mrs I P Carskadon of Headsville, were in the city Monday

Mr E P Babb and family of Martin are in the city visiting relatives

Mr G G Simmons of Moorefield, is here with friends for a few days

Toys, Galore, Big toys and Little toys, from one cent up, Nefflen's.

Miss Annie Ruckman spent Thanksgiving at Romney among home folks

Ever see Shelly's house plans? Then if you are going to build, better see him

Mrs W E Duling and Mrs R B Bailey spent Wednesday in Cumberland

Misses Edna McIntire and Celia Dunn are the guests of Mrs Ray Rice

Miss Lena Bond was visiting the early part of the week at Three Churches

Engineer Rice who has been in the hospital for some time, is now improving

Mrs Ed Wagley of Pittsburg is visiting her parents Mr and Mrs J H Miers

Wet, snowy weather coming? Yes, then get your rubber footwear of D Long & Son

Mr and Mrs Chas Gordon of Coalton, were visiting friends here the last of the week

Mr William Offutt and family of Medford, Oregon, are the guests of friends in the city

Nefflen's stock of art pictures is the finest he has ever had in stock, to seem them is to buy

Messrs Elmer Carpenter and Lupton Carter of Dayton, Ohio are the guests of Charles Rice

Mr and Mrs Vernon Shumaker of near Twin Mountain is visiting relatives here this week

Miss Hazel Hovermale of Hambleton, a student at the Prep, was at home over the holidays

Mr P M Spangler of Piedmont, was in the city over Sunday, the guest of Judge Bomberger

Mr W T Mulledy and wife are enjoying an auto trip through Grant and Hampshire counties

Miss Myra Nefflen, who is a student at Morgantown, was at home over Thanksgiving, returned Sunday

Mr F C Winters has moved his family here from Garret, Ind. He is the B&O storekeeper at this place

Mr and Mrs D H Frye and children left Monday for their home at Richwood, after a visit at T B Frye's

Mrs E V Romig, who was called to Petersburg on account of illness of her cousin, Mrs B J Barker, returned home Thursday

W H Nefflen's department for wagons and sleds for the children is simply complete. All sizes for small and large children.

Mr and Mrs David Mohler and two sons, returned this week to their home at Parkersburg, after a visit with Mrs W J Koelz

Mr and Mrs W W Long attended the funeral of Mr Harry Simmons of Cumberland Thursday. He was a relative of Mrs Long

Mrs Harry Miller and children, are visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs J H Miers, before going to their new home at Staten Island, NY.

Mrs Marshall Harness of Petersburg, returned home this week from a visit here with relatives. She was accompanied by her daughter Miss Lee

Mr W W Woods has accepted a position as cashier of the Miners and Merchants bank at Thomas. He will for the present keep his family here in Keyser.

Rev W V Ney has returned to his home after coming here to attend the anniversary meeting at the Lutheran church. He was accompanied by his little daughter Elizabeth.

Pretty China ware, Nefflens

Mr D Blair and wife returned this week from a visit in Kentucky

Mr Charles Rice of Cumberland was a Sunday visitor in Keyser

Ladies and Gentlemen's furnishings in the latest styles, D Long & Son

Mrs M M Atkins is spending several days with relatives in Westernport

Mr and Mrs W R Davis spent a few days last week at Hagerstown

Miss Lee Haines of Petersburg, is a patient at the hospital and doing nicely

Mr William Sollars has returned to his dental studies at Philadelphia, after spending Thanksgiving at home.

The many friends of Rev Isaac Kuykendall will regret to learn that he remains in a very precarious condition and expects to return home here soon. Some time ago he went to New York City expecting to leave that place soon afterward for the mission field in China, but his health has been so bad that he has not been able to go.


Sheriff Nethken has been quite ill for a week or more, and under the care of a trained nurse, but this morning we are told that he is improving. We trust that his full recovery will be rapid.


The city of Keyser has purchased a modern fire truck, fully equipped for fire fighting, which will arrive here about January 1. This will add materially to the safety of the city, as a truck can reach a fire much more quickly than the old equipment. The Keyser fire boys may well feel proud and they will deserve any help they get, for they are always on the alert and unhesitatingly respond whenever called upon.


At a special session of circuit court held here last Saturday the following business was transacted:

The sale of the Fleek Farm, on Cabin Run, to Miss Susan Fleek, was confirmed.

A divorce was granted Mrs Cora B Joiner (colored) from her husband J J Joiner.

Geo E Wagoner and W H Kimmell were appointed trustees for the United Brethren Church here in place of C W Seiver and D B Biser, removed.


There will be divine services in Emmanuel church on Dec 7, 1913, the Second Sunday in Advent, as follows:

Celebration for the Holy Communion at 8 am

Sunday School, Mr C M Miller, Supt. at 9:44 am

Sermon and Celebration of the Holy Communion at 11 am

Evening Prayer and Sermon at 7:30 o'clock

The public is cordially invited to attend these services.

R E L Strider, Rector


All services at the regular hours. S S 9:45 am, C E 6:45 pm. Morning and evening worship 11:00 am and 7:30 pm.

The subjects during the month of December will be related to the Christmas season

Am-"Christ the King"

Pm-"The Quest for the King"

Sunday the 14th

Am and Pm-"The Prince of Peace"

Sunday the 21


Pm-A sermon to the children.

Sunday the 28

Am-"The Christmas Afterglow"

Pm-New Years Sermon


Has opened a branch post office with the Tribune Co, and we this week are publishing letters to him. We shall receive all letters, publish them in the paper and send copies to him, and we hope that every good wish will be supplied.

Keyser W Va
Nov. 27, 1913

Dear Santa,
  I want a bed, and a doll and cradle, a ring a set of dishes and a poodle dog, a tin cup and a little piano. I am a little girl 5 years old.

Olive M Stonebraker
Keyser, W Va

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Nov. 27, 1913
Dear Santa,

I want you to bring me a raincoat and a hat, candy and nuts. I am a little girl 7 years old.

Ella Stonebraker
168 Water St.

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Keyser, W Va
Nov. 27, 1913

Dear Santa,

I want a stove and a doll, and a bracelet and a ring and a pair of green hair ribbons and a dress and a locket and an umbrella. I am a girl 11 years old.

Helen J Dixon
180 Water St.

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Keyser W Va
Nov. 27, 1913

Dear Santa,

I want you to bring me a doll and a doll-buggy, and some candy, nuts and oranges. And a little iron. And some doll clothes and a bed, and a little broom and a pie pan and a ring. And a doll house. A little stove, telephone and a set of dishes. I am 8 years old, and a locket.

Elizabeth Steward
168 Water St.

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Keyser, W Va
Nov. 27, 1913

Dear Santa,

Please send me a doll and a doll buggy and a little iron. And a red hair ribbon and candy and nuts. I am a little girl 6 years old.

Dorothy V Dixon
180 Water St.
PS: I want a stove to cook on.

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Keyser W Va
Nov 27, 1913

Dear Santa,

Please bring me a doll and a doll buggy, and raincoat a little piano and muff and a fur. A pair of kid gloves and a story book. I am a little girl 9 years old.

Ruth A Dixon
180 Water St.

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Keyser W Va
Dec 12-2 1913

Dear Santa Clause,

Please send me a Sunday black coat and a big doll.

From Eveylen Rohe
146 Mozelle St.
Keyser, W Va


On Saturday, Nov 29, a meeting was held at the office of Wm McDonald in Keyser. A charter under the laws of our State had been secured on which appeared the names of D H Arnold, Gabe Hanlin, F L Baker, Chas W Siever, Steven L Dixon, D W Idleman, F C Rollman, S N Moore, H C Homan and T T Hoffman as incorporators. The charter provides for operating of an orphanage and the holding of property. A straight deed for the property at Burlington was presented to the incorporators, conveying this property over to them. The meeting was continued until Thursday Dec 4, at the Refuge at Burlington, at which time the organization will be more fully perfected. After this meeting a full report will be made to the public, including all contributions received, and all expenditures made to Nov 29, 1913. So all legal steps have been taken to make this an institution of the people, and to insure the confidence of all the people in this great work. Our uncollected pledges amount to $774. Our indebtedness something over $500. So if our kind friends will now promptly pay their pledges we can pay every dollar we owe, and have something over to help carry on the good work. Last Saturday Officer Davis, Dr Baker and Rev F C Rollman called at a home in Keyser. There they found a girl 7 years and a boy 8 years of age in need. Their mother was paralyzed, the father dead and the children in need of everything essential to their welfare. We secured the legal authority over these children and they were taken to the Child Refuge, which we trust will be a Star of Hope for them. We passed hurriedly over the distressing separation and simply give the cold hard facts of a case in our very midst and at our very doors. And we thank God that enabled us to prevent these children from being branded with the iron of pauperism and that saved them from the environment of our poor house. Will the good people extend a helping hand to the Star of Hope? Will the County Commissioners of Mineral join in the movement and give a helping hand to the Child Refuge? Will the good people that have given us their pledges kindly pay them now? We believe they will and as they do we will be enabled to rescue many more.

  F C Rollman, Supt.


The Ladies Guild of Emmanuel Episcopal Church will hold a bazaar and food sale in the window of the Thompson Furniture Co, on Sat Dec 6, beginning at 10 am. Among the articles that will be offered for sale are dressed dolls, hand embroidered towels, aprons, caps, etc. A special feature will be the sale of pictures printed on the new Japanese silk tissue and mounted ready for framing. These make ideal Christmas gifts and the public is most cordially invited to inspect them.


Edward Combs, Keyser, and Miss Rosa Paugh, Luke, Md, were injured Wednesday night about 11 o'clock, but not seriously by the automobile in which they were riding being struck by a train of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania railroad at the Third Street crossing, Piedmont. The automobile stopped for some reason on the track, but the train was moving slowly. Both occupants were thrown out and the machine was wrecked. Just before the accident Miss Ethel Rhodes of Luke and Harvey Miller of Bloomington left the car.


I beg to submit the following report of Short Gap School:

First month, beginning on the 6th day and ending on the 31st day of October.

Number of pupils enrolled this month, boys 13; girls 22; total 35. Average daily attendance, boys 88; girls 87; total 87.

Those neither absent nor tardy were Elmyra and Maude Umstot, Nora and Merlie Grace, Cyrus, Howard and Harry Whitacre, Royal and Ethel Abe and Ruth Everstine.

Those absent but one day were Pansy Abe.

Second month, beginning on the 3rd day and ending on the 28th day of November.

Number of pupils enrolled this month, boys 15; girls 21; total 36. Average daily attendance, boys 88; girls 80; total 84.

Those neither absent nor tardy were Maude and James Umstot, Nora, Olive, Merlie and Homer Grace, Howard and Harry Whitacre, Royal and Ethel Abe and Ruth Everstine.

Those absent but one day were Bertha Fleek, Ethel Blaisdell, Sallie and Clarence Betson.

We invite the patrons to visit the school and inspect our work.

  Roy M Grapes, Teacher.


Burlington W Va
Nov 28, 1913

Keyser Tribune:

Report of Burlington School for second month ending Nov 28.

Number of pupils enrolled 48. Average daily attendance 43. Percent of attendance 95.

Those pupils deserving honor for neither being absent nor tardy are:

Advance Room-Genevra Smith, Lucy Baker, Ethel Clayton, Gladys Likens, Mary Wilson, Corrine Oats, Wayne Thrush, George B Shank, Frank Baker, Dallas Hoffman, Harry Clayton.

Primary Room-Gay Cannon, Margaret Thrush, Eula Wallace, Georgia Hoffman, John Baker, Irvin Clayton, Franklin Haines, James Wright, Joseph Wright, Roy Shockey, Victor Funderburg.

Myrtle Bond,
Primary Teacher.
A L Lee, Principal



The following prices will prevail
Touring Car Fully Equipped--$550
Runabout " ''--$500


$1.00 A YEAR



Dyspepsia is America's curse. To restore digestion, normal weight, good health and purify the blood use Burdock Blood Bitters. Sold at all Drug Stores. Price $1

Kill the cough and cure the lungs with Dr Kings New Discovery for coughs and colds.

Founded 1851-Incorporated 1902
Jewelers More Than Half a Century
Watches, Diamonds and Jewelry
Robert W Little, President and Man
James W Thomas, Vice President
John G Lynn, Jr, Secretary
C G Smith, Treasurer
Directors: H E Weber, Robert MacDonald and Lee Ott

We are handling cross ties and you can do no better elsewhere
If you have any to sell. No matter how many or how few
Largest variety of feed carried in the county, consisting of
Dairy Feed, Beet Pulp, Oyster Shell, Ground Bone, Scratch
Feeds, Calf Meal, and everything found in an up to date
Milling plant. Constantly on hand of high grade of

Constipation Poisons You. If you are constipated, your entire system is poisoned by the waste matter kept in the body, serious results often follow. Use Dr Kings New Life Pills and you will soon get rid of constipation, headache and other troubles. 25c at druggists or by mail, H E Bucklen & Co, Phila & St Louis


Have for Christmas trade the most substantial of Gifts, suitable for everybody, namely, everything in Fine Glassware from 5 c up to $1.00. Also Raisins, figs, currants, citron, orange and lemon peel, mince meat and all those things which go to make the Christmas table attractive and beautiful. Do not fool your money away on useless toys, but come and supply yourselves with something worth 100 cents on the dollar. Come and see what we have to offer you.
Yours very truly,



VIAVI TREATMENT-I will be at the Reynolds Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from one until three o'clock pm.

MISS IDA CRAWFORD, AGENT, SPIRELLA CORSET, As advertised in the Ladies Home Journal, Delineator, etc. 127 W Piedmont street-Phone 164-F

WANTED! An apple orchard. Experienced orchard man will buy for cash orchard having several thousand fully or particularly developed trees, the more the better. Must be a bargain. J A RICHEY, 1306 PEOPLES BLDG, PITTBURG, PA

Cold? Yes, it was-But get your winter clothing of D Long & Son and you will keep warm.

Shelly can draw plans all right. His houses speak for themselves

Nothing needed in the Christmas present line but what can be found at Nefflen's

Nefflens candies are a source of joy to those who love sweets, choicest line in the city

W H Nefflen has an upstairs to his store, and both floors filled to overflowing with things for Christmas

Everything for winter wear can be found with D Long & Son

We can make prompt delivery of building materials from Lillers Lumber Parlors, Mineral Street, Keyser W Va

Dolls and doll buggies and beds, best assortment in the city at Nefflen's

Wonderland! A real fairyland of Christmas gifts displayed at Nefflen's.

Wet, snowy weather coming? Yes, Then get your rubber footwear of D Long & Son

Nefflen's display of pipes and other smokers articles is so fine that you need to go no further when you want a present for a gentleman.

The shoe department at D Long & Sons is complete and fully stocked.

Keyser Tribune--$1.00 a year