JANUARY 5, 1912


Nick Biser says he will soon have to get a cross cut saw, for it's another boy. This makes two boys at his place.
A brand new boy at J B Rogers makes eight boys at his house.
The folks who attended the Bible term at Eglon returned home first of this week. They report a good meeting notwithstanding the inclement weather and extremely bad roads.
Mrs Ellen Leatherman is still on New Creek at W A Leatherman's and reports a fine grandson there.
Teddy must have increased the premium on boy babies to stimulate the country.
Mrs B Arnold went to Bridgewater Va on the 26th of Dec to spend a few weeks with her mother and other relatives. Her daughter, Miss Bessie, is spending her holidays there. In the mean time G S A is at home keeping bachelor's hall. He ways his cooking is good fro all stomach trouble, rare and little of it.
Arnold and Charles Ludwick have just gotten a new gasoline engine (4 1/2 horsepower) and a wood saw, and will soon get a grist-mill, all for home use. Of course, parties wanting grinding done will be accommodated by taking their grain there.
S W Whipp went to Ill a few weeks ago to spend his holidays. But a telegram has been sent him to hasten home on account of the illness of his brother Arthur.
It will be remembered that Arthur Whipp, some years age, was operated upon for appendicitis at the Hoffman Hospital. The operation seemed to be successful, but since that his side has had a weakness, and several days last week became very painful. Sat night he became extremely bad and Dr Wright was summoned. He said that another operation was necessary and accordingly on Sun J H Chesshire, Arthur's father-in-law, with whom he lived, and I I Whipp took him to the hospital at Keyser. The operation was performed Mon. It is reported a serious operation but the patient is doing well. Mrs Edith Whipp, Arthur's wife, is in Keyser also where she can be alert to her husband.
Mr Allen and family of Greenspring spent their holidays up on Middle Ridge among relatives. He married Miss Luma Biser.



Prof B H Boseley, of Morgantown, has returned to his school.
H R Cleveland, who was at the Alleghany Hospital receiving treatment for his eye, is home again improving nicely; but will lose the sight of one eye by the accident.
Arlie Amtower spent the holiday week in Cumberland. He reports a good time while there.
Miss Leafy Pancake celebrated her eighteenth birthday by inviting in a few of her friends who remembered her by a shower of cards and presents.
The evening was spent in various games and amusements, refreshments being served the crowd departed to their different homes.
Miss Olive Alger has returned to her school at Laurel Dale, after spending the holidays with home folks.
Mr Burkhiser, of Pittsburg, paid Ward Bros visit Sun and Mon.
Miss Bernice Carnell has returned to the Prep.
The box supper at Laurel Dale was quite a success; they cleared forty dollars.
Mr J W Thomas was seen to pass through our town Tues to unknown parts. We hope to see him return soon.



Dec 27, 1911
Christmas passed off very nicely here. By having no snow of course, Santy could not pull a very big load and so our supplies were limited.
Miss Vergie Vanmeter started for Everson Pa, Sat where she expects to remain for a while.
Mrs Margaret McKenzie and niece, Miss Cora Shoppard, of Rawlings, spent Christmas with relatives here.
Mr George Parsons, of Keyser, was calling at H C Dawson's Wed.
Mrs I L Vanmeter and mother, Mrs Margaret McKenzie, spent Tues and Wed with relatives at Bloomington.
Mud, mud, its nothing here but mud. It is a good thing for Nero and me that we have such big feet or we would have been stuck in the mud long ago.
Yes, yes, by the way, Nero you say my mark is two high for your Poetic faculty, but I see you have tumbled to the mark pretty well. I do not wish you to exhaust your vocabulary altogether so I will make things as light as possible for you until you can recruit p a little. So here goes:
You say I've set my mark toe high,
For your Poetic faculty.
Now this I did not mean to do
As I must toe as well as you.
As to my feet I don't complain.
Only when my corns begin to pain
And as to size its plain to see
That you wear tens as well as me.
Do then, brother Nero, don't you see
that you have no room to laugh at me.
We've naught to brag on at our best
Now let us give our feet a rest.



The watch meeting conducted in the home of I L VanMeter last Sun night was well attended and much enjoyed.
J J Dawson of Pinto, visited relatives here last Sun and Mon.
Mrs Tom Green of Allegany, spent last week with her daughter, Mrs Baxter Armentrout, at the Mineral County Poor House.
Cleveland VanMeter, of Eveison Pa, is visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs I L VanMeter of this place.
Benjamin Mellon, of Mill Creek, visited his brother, John of this place, Christmas day.
Mrs Dave Kessner, of Keyser, visited Mrs Baxter Armentrout, last week.
Henry Shirner and wife visited relatives at Frostburg during the holidays.
John Mellon visited his parents at Mill Creek, last week.
Well friends, Lucas, I've beat you this time
For your poetry last week i failed to find
Your Christmas dinner you were
unable to digest in time.
To give us your best holiday rhyme.



Ray Middleton has entered the Tri State Business College at Cumberland to take a full course in that institution.
Mrs M E Buckalew, of Cumberland, is the guest of Mrs Maude Shriber.
The three Miss Masons, Mary, Hannah and Martha, made a business trip to Piedmont last Sat.
Revival meeting began at Emoryville this week, Rev Wm J Bernard being in charge.
Mr Bennie Sims, of Keyser, visited his uncle, John Gordon, the past week.
Harry Whetzel is now proprietor of the Mountain City restaurant.
Miss Grace Aronhalt visited friends in Gormania the first of this week.
The miens worked on New Year's day and the stores were open. There was a shooting match in the afternoon and ball at night. Anyhow the year got here.
All the students have returned to their schools except Miss Agnes Patton, who is detained on account of some sickness in the family. Fred Jones returned to the Preparatory at Keyser; Miss Viva Jones to the Peabody Music School, at Baltimore. Messrs. Fred Dean and Patrick Conlon the S N C at Dayton Va.
Miss Nellie Bane to Southern Seminary. Buena Vista, Va, Robert Bane to Bedford city academy, Va.
Marvin Gordon returned to Cass, West Virginia, last week. He is engaged in bookkeeping and butchering.



Gormania W Va, Jan 2
A surprise party was given by the young people from Gormania in honor of Miss Verla Oates last Sat evening at her home. The evening was spent in music and singing, playing games, etc. Delicious refreshments were served and everybody extended to Miss Oates the best wishes of the season. those present were: Messrs Ed Dilyard, E Duling, D Schillingburg, J Williams, R Slider and Dr H Schircliff, Misses Annie Dilyard, Mary Korenchan, Lora Fowler, Bertha Dolyard and Ethel Schwartz.
Mr and Mrs W Meyers returned home from a short visit at Wooster Ohio.
Miss L Fowler, V Oates and Ethel Schwartz will return to Keyser Preparatory school some time this week.
Miss Mary Korenchan returned home from a short visit at her sister's, Mrs J Russ at Thomas W Va, also attended a social party with her friends.
Miss K Roth, from Dobbins, W Va was visiting her friends last week.
Miss R Murray, the milliner from Blaine W Va, is visiting her relatives here this week.
Rev Father O'Hara, from Keyser W Va, was holding church services Dec 31, 1911 in St John's Catholic Church.
Miss Antoinette A Korenchan, the saleslady at M Tambrim's store from Bayard, W Va, was spending the holidays with her father and sister at their home
Miss May Williams and brother, Smith, were visitors at Hilleary's last Sun.


P E Thrush was called to Medley last week to embalm and bury Dr J F Scott.
Henry Kuykendall and Miss Verna Weese, both of this place, were married in Cumberland last Fri.
John Wm Hoke, of Rock Oak and Miss Martha Ellen Haines of Augusta, were married in Cumberland last week.
Miss Katherine McNeil, of Harrisonburg, won a gold watch in a contest conducted by the Harrisonburg Daily Record.
Jas Calvin Rogers of Hanging Rock and Miss Dora Irene Frye, of North River Mills were married in Cumberland last Wed.
Chas Lynch who was released from the Keyser jail several days ago, where he had been sentenced for 6 months for carrying a pistol, was arrested here last week and lodged in jail for creating a disturbance with some of his neighbors near town.
Philip Fetzer of Frostburg, spent Christmas with his mother at Moorefield.
Paul and Ken Wilson, left Tues morning for a visit to friends at Keyser and other points.
Bruce Allen and Reed Williams, who are employed at Keyser, spent a day or two here the past week.
Miss Edna Hamstead, of Maysville, is the guest of Miss Inez McNeill, at her home in Old Fields.
Dr Coale Price, of Morgantown, spent from Sat until yesterday with his parents, Sen and Mrs R C Price.
The special commissioners made sale of the farm owned by Warfield C and the late Frank Taylor, last Sat to F C Welton of Cumberland, for the sum of $14,500.
Dr Joseph F Scott, aged 45 years died early Fri morning of apoplexy, at his home at Meldey, Grant Co. For 28 years he had been located there, where he had a very extensive practice, and he was recognized as one of the leading rural practioners of the state. He was an active member of the Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral Medical Association, and physicians of this association acted as pallbearers. His wife survives, also several brothers, who live in his native county of Preston.
The Moorefield postoffice has been designated as a Postal Savings Depositary and the order will go into effect Jan 19, 1912, when Postmaster Harwood will be ready to receive your deposits.
the entertainment, given by the Wertime - Lambdin Concert Inc, in Inskeep Hall on Tues night, was very much enjoyed by the music lovers of Moorefield. Prof Wertime rendered his musical members in a masterly manner and Mr Lambdin the Baratone soloist, was one of the best ever heard in our town.


County Court was in regular session Mon and Tues.
the First National Bank of Piedmont, was relieved of erroneous assessment.
H Clay Thrush was appointed Road Surveyor of Piedmont District.
the court decided to make the change in the Keyser and Headsville Pike that petitioners asked for and condemnation proceedings for proposed new route will be instituted at the Jan term of circuit court.
a number of bills were allowed.


Mrs C W Ervin, of Wabash, visited friends in Keyser last week.
Mr W W Rogers of Washington and Lee University, was calling on friends here last Sat.
Mr C W Ervin is the new postmaster at Wabash.
Misses Blanch and Bernice Duling will return to Potomac Seminary Tues.
Mr Henry L Duling, of Gorman, visited home folks here last week.
Now is the time to "Turn over a new leaf." boys, be sure to keep it turned.
Squire C E Shillingburg saw the tracks of a large panther last week. Some of the boys think it was Tom Taylor's old mule.
Uncle Luke Kitzmiller has been very sick. Dr J Oliver Lantz is attending him.
the Keyser Bank has our thanks for a very pretty calendar for 1912.
Mr E L Haines of Slanesville, was on a visit to friends here last week.
Mr Tom Ebert, of Blaine, has been doing some carpenter work for S H Liller.
We learn from good authority that Mines No 15 and 18 will start to work in the near future. No 18 is a new opening, and is said to be one of the best seams of coal in this section.
Mr M B McHenry will start to saw lumber at a new set on Mr Nat Kitzmiller's farm in a few days.
Mr Ed Idleman and sister, miss Nina, of Greenland, were visiting relatives here Sun.
The last of the Wabash cars were loaded last Fri and men are busy tearing up the railing on the plane. Wabash looks desolate.
Mrs Wm Barker has been quite sick, but was some better when last heard from.
There is some talk of the railroad being built up Abram's Creek in the spring.
Mr Geo W Swadley, who has been section boss here for a long time, was transferred to Ridgeley sometime go, and the section he had been working was discontinued; but we learn from good authority that he is to come back and take charge of his old section this month; and we can't see why this change, if it does not mean an extension of the Wabash road.



Jan 2, 1912
The Reeses Mill correspondent has died or been absent for so long, I don't know whether he'll ever come to life again or not. I'll try to take the place if possible.
A little snow fell this afternoon. The winter weather certainly has been favorable; a great help to those who are scarce of feed.
Miss Elsie Reese, who is going to the Fairmont Normal School, is home for her vacation. She will return Thurs to resume her work. We wish her much success.
Miss Sadie Trask, who teaches school at Dobbin, was home among her many friends during the holidays. She has gone back to Dobbin to finish her term of school.
The Reeses Mill school is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Ora Dawson. If the pupils do not get along we feel sure it isn't her fault. I think we can congratulate ourselves, as we have one of the very best teachers. three Ladies of Fairmont. (Miss Elsie Rees' friend visited her several days during the holidays.
the Christmas entertainment at the Methodist Episcopal church, South, given by the Sun School, passed off nicely. The children, as well as the older ones did well. The music was good. A Bible card was presented to each scholar. A Bible was promised by the teacher of the first Bible Class to the scholar who would be present every Sun. Mrs Trask received the Bible, being present every Sun. The number of scholars enrolled 37; some of these attended real well. The S S did good work this year. Our Superintendent, Mr Dawson, thought best to close the S S for Jan, Feb and march. He thought the little folks could not get there very well. Mr Dawson hopes to begin again in the spring and have better attendance than last year.
Misses Lillian and Harriet Rogers visited their aunt, Mrs I D Taylor, Sun and Mon.
Mrs Warnick has been visiting her daughter, Mrs Tucker in Penna.



Mr William Hoopengardner and wife, who have been the guests of T Z Kooken and family, of Walnut Street, for the holidays, have returned to Keyser W Va.
Mrs Mary Richards and daughters, Sadie and Annie of Keyser, spent Sun with T Z Kooken and family.
Mrs Mary Hamill of Keyser, was the guest of her sister, Mrs Lee Franklin, on Sun.
Mr Harrison Morris and cousin, Miss Martha Shobe, of Keyser, spent New Year with S B Dawson and family.
Mr Isaac Dawson, of Ocean, was the guest of relatives here on New Year.
Mr A H Dawson, was visiting his sister, Mrs Enoch Thresher at Midland, on Mon.
Mr James Martin, of Washington DC, spent New Year with home folks here.
Mr John Kooken, who has been seriously ill with typhoid fever, is slightly improved.


Mr P M Dayton was in Keyser on business this week.
Mrs Carrie Sharpless visited in Cumberland last Tues.
Mr Clyde Holt was a visitor to Piedmont on Sat.
Miss Carrie Herndon spent Mon with friends in Keyser.
Mrs Mary Nethken is guest of Mrs L L Edgell.
Mr Andy Miller spent last Sun in Springfield.
Dr Grusendorf was in Oakland on business Tues.
Miss Otie Leary of Berkeley Springs is visiting her aunt, Miss Annie Leary in Keyser.
Mr Edgar Mytinger, of the Furbee drug store, spent Christmas with relatives in Romney.
Col W E Reid, of Cumberland, was in Keyser this week looking after business for 1912.
Atty Wm MacDonald was in Piedmont Mon on legal business.
Atty W H Griffith was looking after business interests in Piedmont Mon.
Prof D C Arnold made this office a pleasant call last Sat.
Miss Blair, of Keyser, visited her friend, Miss Irene Montgomery of Romney, this week.
Miss Susan Brady visited in Romney and Baltimore last week.
Miss Elizabeth Arnold visited relatives in Cumberland last week.
Miss Georgiana Pownell and sister have returned from a visit to Davis W Va.
Miss Grace Rice has returned from a visit to friends and relatives in Piedmont.
Mrs John W Ravenscraft has been on the sick list for the past week.
Mr James Walker returned to his work in Pennsytown Tues morning.
Mrs M Hatch has returned here form a visit to home folks in Ohio.
Miss Beulah Fisher spent last Fri evening in Westernport the guest of Mrs Thomas Whelan.
Messrs John and W T Dixon, of Elk District, were in Keyser on business last Mon.
Mr and Mrs Jesse C Sharpless and two children spent the holidays in Keyser.
Mrs J C Sharpless and Miss Katherine Sharpless spent last Sat in Cumberland.
Rev B W Smith was in Keyser on business the first day of the year.
Mr J J Rodruck of Washington, spent the holidays here with his mother.
Miss Irene Davis spent Sat afternoon with friends in Piedmont.
Mr Floyd Smoot, of Piedmont, spent Fri night here with friends.
Miss Carrie Bane, of parsons, spent a part of last week and this with relatives in Keyser.
It would be a pity if President Taft and Teddy should get into war over their peace ideas.
Miss Grace Head and Miss Beulah Bane of sulphur, spent Sun with relatives in Keyser.
Miss May Arnold returned to Oakland Mon where she teaches in the high School.
Mr Silas Arnold was attending to business in Keyser New Year day.
Mr George E Wells has not been in good health for some time.
The first of this week called teachers and students back to their several schools.
Mr William Schwinabart attended County Court last Tues.
Mr R H Ward, was attending to business here last Tues with the County court.
Misses Dora Johnson and Minnie Welch spent Christmas with Miss Welch's parents in the country.
Born to Mr and Mrs W A Leatherman, of New Creek, Sat, Dec 20, 1911, a son.
Post Master George T Goshorn, of Piedmont, spent Mon as the guest of his daughter, Mrs O A Hood.
Messrs Thurman and Talmage Smith, who teach in Elk District, spent the holidays at their home in Hampshire Co.
Dr S U Umstot, who had been on a visit to relatives in this county returned to his home in Hagerstown yesterday.
Prof Rudolf Wertime, head of the Piano Dept of the W Va University, was the guest of Rev and Mrs M B Lambdin Mon and Tues of this week.
Hon C M Babb, wife and daughter, Miss Edna returned to their Morgantown home last Tues.
Mr and Mrs Will Lambert and children of Davis, visited Mr and Mrs B W Davis during the holidays.
Mrs A I Wilson of Davis, left for home Wed, after a very pleasant visit to Mrs H W Yeakley.
Newton D Baker, political heir to Tom L Johnson, became mayor of Cleveland Ohio last Mon.
Messrs Robert Orr, of Lonaconing Md, and O M Rizer of Piedmont, were calling on the merchants her Tues.
Mr Frank Snider of Jerome Pa, underwent a successful operation in the Hoffman hospital on Mon.
Miss Vera Lambdin entertained a large party of her young friends at the Presbyterian manse on Mon night.
Mrs Elizabeth Wageley and Mrs Lin Siever, of Boston, are visiting MR Walter Wageley and family at Cumberland.
Mr F B Snider and Mr w A Dawson Jr spent Fri evening with relatives in Westernport.
Mr George R Dye returned Mon morning from a very pleasant visit to Clarksburg and other points west of here.
A large number of Keyser folk saw "The Chocolate Soldier" at Cumberland Mon afternoon and night.
Mrs J E Rodruck went to Alaska Tues for several week's visit to her daughter, Mrs D S Crawford.
Atty C N Finnell and family returned home this week after having spent pleasant holidays in parsons and Tucker Co.
Mr and Mrs H B Dawson of Piedmont were guest of Senator and Mrs O A Hood, new Years day.
Atty William C MacDonald, wife and children, have returned to their home on Mineral street from a visit to relatives at Westernport.
Mr and Mrs W Joseph Siefert, of Youngstown, Ohio, are spending the holidays with Mr Lawrence A Rizer, who is a brother to Mrs Siefert.
Mrs Maurice Newman returned home on Mon from Terra Alta, where she spent Christmas and the holidays with parents and friends.
Lieutenant Allen B Lambdin and the Misses Marjorie and Jarret D Lambdin left on Tues to resume their school work at Morgantown.
Begin early to do your spring sewing and get all of your dry goods and notions of D Long & Son.
Miss Leigh Wilson of Davis, stopped off to visit Mrs H W Yeakley on her return to Buena Vista Va, where she attends school.
Mrs Wm E Ambrose accompanied by her mother, Mrs Dunn, and her little daughter, Elizabeth, spent the holidays with her cousin, Mrs W A Liller.
We are indebted to the Masteller Coal Co, for a beautiful blotter that has on it very comforting and inspiring sentiments.
The communion of the Lord's Supper will be observed at the Presbyterian church next Sabbath morning, with Preparatory Services on Fri night.
Mr Jacob H Rodruck, of Martin, made this office a pleasant call New Year day and renewed old acquaintances. He was returning from a Bible Meeting that he had attended at Eglon.
Mr Paul Sloan and Miss Lena Wright returned to Washington last Mon after spending the holidays with relatives at Burlington.
Lieut Allen B Lambdin has declined an offer of $50.00 per week from the Radcliffe Bureau, preferring to continue his engineering course at the West Virginia University.
Mr E A Snider returned home this week from Garret Co, Md, and from points along the Western Md line, where he spent the holidays.
Miss Mary Wright, daughter of Dr Wright, of Burlington, returned to Strasburg the last of this week to resume her school duties.
At Mullens, W V Willis Hatfield killed Dr Edwin O Thornhill because the latter refused him a prescription for whiskey.
We are pleased to have a letter this week from Rees Mill and hope to have a communication from our correspondent there every week, we should like to hear from Headsville, Alaska and other places that have been silent for some time.



Mr George Alexander Overfield, of Reedsville W Va, and Miss Hattie Pinkerton of Piedmont, were married in Cumberland last week.


Mr James Frederick William, of Williamsport, Pa and Miss Addie Oates of Winchester, were married in Winchester, Dec 19, 1911.


Mr Ernest A Sheetz and Miss Grace Ethel Manley, both of Oakmont, this county, were married in Cumberland this week.


Mr John Hiett Miller, near Paw Paw, W Va, and Miss Ida Mae Ruckman, near Romney, were quietly married Wed, Dec 20th, 1911, at the Methodist parsonage, Cumberland Md, by Rev Hayes. The bride was attired in a traveling suit of dark blue with hat and gloves to match. The groom wore the conventional black.
Messrs Geo R Wheeler, W W Hanley and G E Emmart, of Cumberland; Mr J T Lewis, of Paw Paw, and Mr Alfred Allen and Miss Anna Ruckman of Romney, witnessed the ceremony.


William Harley Vandergift, formerly of Romney, and Miss Mary Locke Smith, formerly of GreenSpring, but both of whom have been for some time located in this city, were married Sat evening by Rev J H Balthis. They are now visiting the groom's relatives in Romney. They will make their home of Frederick Street.
- Cumb News, Dec 27th.



Mr Walter Daniel, son of H F Daniel, died at the home of his father last Wed night in the twenty second year of his age. He was taken ill Mon night, caused by eating oysters that had a disease germ in them, later a link formed in the bowel, resulting in intestine paralysis. Three skilled physicians were in attendance, but were unable to give relief. Funeral services were held in Short Gap Church this forenoon and the body buried at Frankfort. His mother died about one year ago. His father, one brother and three sisters survive him, and they have a sympathy of a large circle of true friends. Death is always sad, but it was unusually sad in this instance when it claimed a young man with so many friends and bright prospects.


An Annual Reunion that has been kept up for many years without a break was held on last Christmas day at the hospitable home of Mr J D Gelwicks on Main St, Keyser. Among those present were Hon C M Babb, wife and daughter, Miss Edna of Morgantown; Mrs and Mrs Paul F Kinnison, of Cleveland O; Mrs Belle Babb of medley; Dr and Mrs J T Little, of Pittsburg, and Col Geo T Carskadon and family of Keyser. Mrs Gelwicks, the Mesdames Babb and Carskadon are sisters and for many years they have kept up the beautiful custom of spending Christmas day and the holiday season together, other members of their families also being present, so that it is not only a family reunion, but a reunion of families.
The Christmas of 1910, they spent together at Mount Vernon Ohio. The custom is a very beautiful one and the sentiment that inspired it is most commendable.
We are pleased that their schedule brought them to Keyser this time and express the hope that they all may be spared for many more such happy gatherings.
Mrs Gelwick, as usual, showed herself to be a charming hostess, and truly a feast of fat things was served, not only for the one day, but during the week, and the social feature was delightful beyond description.
Each one was the most genial and each one enjoyed the occasion most.


A charter was issued at Charleston, W Va, to the Cheat Mountain Orchards company, of Rada, Hampshire Co, W Va, with operations to be located in Hardy, Hampshire, Grant and Mineral counties, to plant and grow orchards, deal in real estate and manufacture and deal in lumber. The authorized capital is $75,000 and the incorporators are George T Leatherman, A R Leatherman, O A Leatherman and G K Leatherman of Old Fields, W Va and E A Leatherman of Rada, W Va.


Mr Arthur O Whipp, was operated upon at the Hoffman Hospital for appendicitis last Mon and is doing well. His was an aggravated case.


Tues afternoon we had a beautiful snow and light snow fell Wed evening and night, though the snow at no time this week has been more than two inches deep, yet it looks like winter.


Wed evening of last week, Misses Margaret and Joretha Liller gave a bridge party in honor of their guests, Mesdames Ambrose and Dunn of Washington. Among those present were Mesdames D F Graham, Z T Kalbaugh, A B Kalbaugh, H P Whitworth and Misses Elinore Drane and Portia Richardson of Piedmont; and Mesdames R A Welch, Murray and Misses Laura Bunnell, Elizabeth Hoffman and Elsie Hoffman of Keyser.
Refreshments were served and the affair passed off very pleasantly and enjoyably.


The following is the schedule for the "week of prayer" services in five of the churches of Keyser, from Jan 8th to Jan 12th, 1912, all of which services will begin at 7:30 o'clock in the evening.
Mon Jan 8, topic "Personal Faithfulness", Lutheran church, Rev J H Brunk.
Tues, Jan 9, topic "The Church of Christ", ME church, Rev M B Lambdin.
Wed, Jan 10, "Foreign Missions," U B Church, Rev M H Keen.
Thurs Jan 11, "Home Missions," Presbyterian church, Rev F H Havenner.
Fri, Jan 12, "Interests domestic, Educational, Home, School", M E church South, Rev C P Bastin.


Rev R E Lee Strider, who has been away from his work for some time on account of illness, will return this week and hold services in Emmanuel church next Sun morning and evening and every two weeks in the future.



In the lonely churchyard at Eusebia Presbyterian church, five miles south of Alaska (Frankfort) Mineral county, West Virginia, on a beautiful knoll overlooking the Patterson Creek valley, seventeen miles south of Cumberland and twelve miles northeast of Keyser, rests the ashes of the late Frank Holme, poet, author, artist, a native of the above county. Death stilled in Holme, perhaps, the most remarkable pen genius of his time. There was something unusual about him, people paused even in the midst of the mad rush of business to pay a tribute to him while he was yet alive. Chief Justice Fuller, mark Twain, Lashelle, McCutcheon, Ade, Depew, Roosevelt, Cleveland and scores of others eulogized him and praised his genius.
Holme had scarcely entered the newspaper world before he began to be noticed; notice that soon passed to distinction, and then to fame. As a cartoonist he was a genius; as illustrations his sketches were unsurpassable. speed and accuracy were inseparable characteristics of his work. The sketches of the famous Luertgert murder trial were made in the back of the court room, and copied throughout the world. The calamut lake case and a score of others he did on his cuffs, match case, old letters, or whatever came handy.
Once a likeness of Richard Mansfield was drawn in two minutes; the time it took the actor to refuse and audience for a drawing; a sketch so remarkable that Mansfield offered a fabulous price for it and received it as a present.
Holme was not without his sense of humor. For months he supported an armless beggar who daily asked alms on one of the fashionable corners. "Go down on Blank Street," Holme at length told him, naming a street in the tenant section.
"What luck?" he inquired a year later.
"I want for nothing now," replied the beggar. "I have money, friends, and sympathy in plenty."
Holme's ambition cost him his life; his generosity left him penniless in the hour of need. His famous school of art; his lavis hospitality; his three-year losing fight against the dread tuberculosis, in Colorado, in Carolina, and finally in Arizona, where a last blaze of splendor shone out in the "Bandar Log Press," are all too well known to need recount. Never during life did he allow his neighbor to want a friend. shall he want for one in death? All that marks the resting place of his ashes is a small mount; half-covered with lonely wild flowers; with a single wild-briar serving as a headstone. As his memorial only the birds chant a requiem, while the wind whispers through the boughs of the virgin forest bordering his grave on that lonely West Virginia hill.
We, of the Holme Memorial Association, have resolved that Holme shall have a monument. Believing that no one who has the means will say him nay, we are addressing this circular to those who have shown themselves to be public spirited, and whom we believe will be generous enough to help in so righteous a cause. We solicit your subscription. Make all remittances payable and address all communications to the secretary of the association, Mr Wade Leese, Alaska W Va.
Fraternally, we remain,
The Holme Memorial Association
S W Whipp, President
R H Armstrong, Treasurer
NOTE: Mr Home, when but a youth, began his brilliant career as a newspaper man in the Keyser Tribune printing office. In connection with the above article, calling for an appropriate memorial of one of the most distinguished citizens that Keyser has produced, we run a few of the many cuts that are still in this office that were made by him.


Keyser held its regular Annual Municipal Election yesterday, Thursday, Jan 4, 1912. We give the votes received by the various candidates: For Mayor, J W Wagoner 336; F H Babb 408. For Recorder, W V Stewart 338; H L Arnold 405. For councilmen, J W Wolford 330, Patrick Naughton 332, Jacob Sobraske 336, Jacob Avers 347, E M Stottlemeyer 371, J H Markwood 379, A J Keenan 382, SN Moore 388, H G Steorts 393, A J Boor 414. The five last name fro councilmen were elected. The friends of the various candidates were very active in their behalf, the last week of the Campaign was very warm, a large vote was polled. those elected will go into office Feb 1st.
In South Keyser, the successful candidates were: for mayor, Luther Stafford; recorder, R S Pownall; councilmen, E N Clevenger, U J Hackett, J W Iser, Philip Rice, D L Trenton, D B Biser and W E Bolyard.


Mr W B Burgess has moved his store from Water St to 29 Armstrong St where he keeps a full stock of groceries and always has on hand fresh homemade pies, cakes and bread.


Ira Cleveland Carson, of Nora Indiana, charged with the murder of Conrad Schaidt, a young man of Cumberland, who was to have been married on Christmas day, was arrested last Fri afternoon by deputy sheriff Don Davis, while working on the Twin Mountain Railroad, several miles from Keyser. Carson at first refused to accompany the officer, but later they persuaded him to surrender and quietly go with them. He was taken to Cumberland on 14 Fri evening and lodged in jail.
On the morning of Dec 18, while working at the Creek bridge on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, just east of Cumberland. Carson struck Conrad Schaidt over the head with a shovel used in mixing concrete, fracturing his skull at the base of the brain and driving it down over the nose and into the ears bursting them. Schaidt died early Christmas morning at the Alleghany Hospital from meningitis, produced by the injury.
After the assault, Carson, who was given his pay check by Foreman McKernan, cooly went to a bank and had it cashed and then disappeared. The coroner's jury sat last Tues night and rendered a verdict fixing the crime on Carson. The testimony showed that the assault was unprovoked and that Schaidt was in the act of raising the handles of his wheelbarrow when Carson, who claimed that Schaidt was in his way, bore down on his head with the shovel. The men had not quarreled.
Carson, since his arrest, stated that the men had been teasing him all morning and he struck Schaidt in a fit of desperation. Carson is a floating laborer and the men who had been working with him said he acted as if there was something in his past that he did not care to tell.
Carson had engaged board at Keyser last Sat week and since that time had been working on the railroad. Sheriff Corfield at first interviewed the boarding house keeper and found that the new boarder answered the description of the man wanted. Going gin an automobile with Deputy Sheriff Davis to the railroad work, Sheriff Corfield found the man wanted and Carson admitted that he struck Schaidt with a shovel, but he did not think hard enough to kill him, nor was it his intention to kill him.


We call attention to an article in this issue of the Tribune calling upon the intimate friends and fellow society members to put forth a united effort looking to the erection of a suitable shaft as an expression of their love and admiration for Mr Frank Holme, which shall mark the spot where sleeps his sacred dust. The relatives of Mr Holme highly appreciated this mark of respect and esteem upon the part of his comrades, but we wish to guard the public against the inference that his own family has been derelict in caring for his resting place - they attended to that years ago and now appreciate, more than they are able to express, this further mark of respect that is shown by those who recognize that his memory is worthy of all honor.


Mrs William Dermitt Grimes' informal tea, given at her home in south Negley Avenue, yesterday afternoon, was a delightful affair. The hours were from 3 until 6 o'clock and the guests were requested to meet two recent brides, Mrs George L Sincell and Mrs Paul Bushrod Grimes, who are spending the holidays in the city. The drawing-room was decorated with cibodium ferns in tall gilt standards and branches of beech leaves. In the hall Christmas decorations obtained, and in the dining room the appointments were in pink and white. The centerpiece was a large French gold basket filled with pink Kilkarney roses and white hyacinths. Mrs Arthur Coe Martin will entertain for the same honor guests on Fri - Pittsburg Dispatch of Jan 2.


Mr J W Leatherman, of Oak Lawn Farm, sold four ten months old calves to our Keyser butchers last Mon that weight 2552 lbs, an average of 638 lbs, and the four brought him $127.60, an average of $31.90. How does that do for calves. Three of them were the calves of two year old heifers. Next.
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