September 5, 1913

DECEMBER 20, 2002



Surveyor D G Martin did some work Monday and Tuesday in Grant county and is doing some work for the city of Keyser today

Miss Catherine Grayson has gone to Mountain Lake for two or three weeks visit

Miss Vauda Martin of Keyser, is visiting in our village a week or two

V M Grayson who is working in Elk Garden visited home folks Saturday and Sunday

Mr E Junkins of Alleghany visited his mother Mrs Sallie Junkins, last Sunday

Mr and Mrs Ben Grayson and little daughter, Marguerite, were visiting at V M Grayson's a few days last week

Miss Lucy Welch of near Burlington was in our midst a day or two last week



Mr Charley Pancake returned home from Barnum Saturday

Miss Pearl Boseley is the guest of her grandmother in Upshur county

Mr and Mrs J S Ward and son of Keyser, are guests of Mrs Frances Ward and sons

Mrs A J Amtower of Locust Lawn farm, purchased a Holstine Heifer and calf from Mrs J C Watson of Maplewood farm

Miss Leafy Pancake returned home from Cumberland Tuesday, accompanied by her friend, Miss Irma Williams

Misses Anna Evans and her sister were the guests of Miss Leota Fout over Sunday

Miss Ruth Martin of Petersburg, is having a pleasant visit with Miss Madge Amtower and other friends. Miss Ruth formerly resided here

Mr Samuel Ward took a flying trip to Keyser Saturday evening

Miss Madge Amtower sold Mr A J Pancake a calf Thursday. By Saturday evening the calf returned. Madge has both money and calf now.

Miss Watson and Miss Wilkins of Maplewood farm, spent Tuesday evening in Keyser, going down to call on Mr J C Watson and family and Mrs Ella Mastellar of Fredersburg, Va, who all left Saturday morning in their auto for a two weeks stay in Pennsylvania.

The Cannon and Welch threshing machine has done its duty once more in this section. Consequently farmers are happy

There will be preaching at Wards Chapel Sunday, September 14, at night, by Rev Willhide. Sunday school at 9:30. Supt. Mr H E Burgess

Mr John Burgess was visiting some of his friends here over Sunday

Miss Ethel Junkins has left for Pittsburgh, Pa

Mrs A J Pancake's brother is visiting her now.

Red Bird


Mrs G G Harper, who had been in Washington for some time taking treatment at a hospital , was brought here Sunday evening and Monday morning was taken to Upper Tract. Mrs Harper wasn't benefited by the trip and her condition at this time is serious. She was accompanied by her husband and brother, P J Harman, of Washington DC.

M L Wheaton returned on Wednesday evening from a trip to Shepherdstown. While there he rented property and about the first of September will move his family, where his children will attend Shepherd College.

"Uncle John" Roderick, of Schell, spent several days last and this week visiting John Feaster, of near Johnstonville. Mr Roderick, accompanied by Will Feaster, was a Petersburg visitor last Friday. It is his first visit here in ten years, and many are the improvements he notes. Mr Roderick tells us that Mr Feaster is nearly blind on account of a cataract growing on his eyes.

Mrs Luzier, who has been a typhoid fever patient at the Hoffman Hospital at Keyser, was brought to her home here Tuesday. Walter Borror went after her in his auto

Mrs Joe Sears went to the store and bought thirteen eggs and put them under an old hen, and in nine days the hen hatched out thirteen chickens, so we are informed

Through a letter from Philip D Harman, we learn that six of his children are sick with typhoid fever. There are several other cases of fever in that community

Dunlap and Zell Brady of Morgantown are here visiting their aunt, Mrs E L Judy

Mrs J S Zimmerman and son, of Romney, were the guests recently of Miss Mary Welton

Miss Elizabeth McDonald of Keyser spent several days here last week the guest of old friends

Miss Lillian Wolford of Westernport is here the guest of her friend Rev Ida Judy

BORN, Sunday, to Mr and Mrs J P Cowger, a son.

Miss Sallie Chambers of Moorefield is here visiting friends

While coming to town Monday morning, a horse, driven by E L Burgess, a young man of Streby got scared at the Cunningham place by a horse with a bell on it coming up behind them and ran off , being stopped by George Barger on top of Town Hill. Mr Burgess and the young man were out of the buggy while an auto was passing when the horse got scared. The vehicle was badly damaged.

Mrs M A Parker left Sunday for Keyser, where she will join Miss Elizabeth MacDonald for a ten days trip to Atlantic City.

Miss Siler, of Frostburg Va, is filling Mrs E M Welton's position in Senator Forman's office while Mrs Welton is taking a vacation

Miss Beulah McNemar of Keyser gave an entertainment here Tuesday night, the reading being, "Mrs Wigg's of the Cabbage Patch" Miss McNemar is an entertainer of rareability. The house was crowded and the entertainment was greatly appreciated.

F C Clauze,who has been attending college at Valpariso, Ind, returned to his home at Maysville last week. Frank expects to go back in a few weeks to resume his studies

Mr and Mrs H E Schell left Monday morning for Ohio where they will join E H Frye and wife and make an extended visit in that State and Indiana

Miss Margaret Bell, of the Valley of Virginia, a daughter of Dr S H Bell, is here visiting her cousin, Miss Virginia Ervin

E H Smith is building an addition to his house. Isaac Lewis and son are doing the work

Mr and Mrs T J Grove left Monday for a visit to eastern cities, including a sojourn at Atlantic City.



Johnsonville, Grant county-We are still on the wing and having a good time amongst old friends and acquaintances. There were several heavy showers of rain here last week which has revived vegetation very much, but the upland corn crop must be quite light this season. The farmers are now threshing their wheat, which is light, rye and oats is a good crop. Last Friday we spent the day looking over Petersburg. We were somewhat surprised to see the growth of the place and other improvements since we had visited it about one dozen years ago. Everyone appeared to be busy and business on the boom and the place full of teams from the surrounding country. The chief industries of the town are the large tannery of the U S Leather Co, and the two large wholesale grocery stores. Together with several large general mercantile retail stores. A town situated as this is in the picturesque fertile valley of the historic South Branch must of needs be prosperous.

We stood on Town Hill where we had a good view up and down the river and also up Luney's creek and looked over (in our estimation) not less than one thousand acres of corn which will yield from 40 to 60 bushels per acre. Last, but by no means least, of importance we visited the office of the Grant County Press. We found the editor, Mr Wilton, with his huge bald head bowed down over a pile of manuscripts. We introduced ourselves by our legal name and told him we were from Schell when he shook hands with us and received us very cordially and inquired our business. We told him that many of his subscribers on the mountain had requested us to write for the press. He then said he would be glad to have us write for them and took us around to the sanctum of the assistant editor and manager and introduced us to that gentleman, a Mr Shobe, who looked us over out of the off corner if his biggest eye as though he expected to see chestnut burs sticking in our hair or hayseed on our clothes, or he may have expected to see us wearing snake rattles for ornaments but when we told him our name was Uncle John he shook our hand very cordially and handed us his best chair and took the one that has but three legs himself. We then discussed several subjects on all of which we agreed but neither of us thinking ourselves competent to discuss Sam Peer and his experience at the last legislature, his name was not mentioned. We then made the necessary business arrangements with him and now the readers of the Press may look for an occasional letter from Schell. Charles Hamstead the well known blind man of Maysville died at his home at that place yesterday, of a complication of diseases. He was veteran of the Civil War and lost his eyesight by measles while in prison at Richmond. At the time of his death he was about 69 years of age. He was a member of the Brethren church and a prosperous farmer. He leaves three sons and one daughter to mourn their loss, his wife having proceeding him to the great beyond.

Uncle John.


Mr Aaron Hixenbaugh has gone to Dartmore. He has accepted a position there in the power house. He carried the mail a number of years to Sulphur

Miss Katie Fahey, of Footer's Dye Works, Cumberland, has returned to her work after spending a two weeks vacation with her parents

Miss Ella Snyder, of Baltimore, spent a few days with friends here last week. She, her sister Cora, and uncle, E White, have just returned from a trip to Europe. They visited Germany, England and Scotland.

Mrs Laura Shaffer, nee Barrick, of Richwood, Nicholas county, has been visiting friends here. She was critically ill a few months ago with appendicitis and was operated upon at a hospital at Richwood

The basket-in-hand all day meeting at Nethken Hill last Sunday was largely attended. People came in vehicles from Blaine, Hartmonsville, Cross, Bloomington and beyond Piedmont. Rev Charley Biggs of Baltimore preached a helpful sermon in the morning on the "Righteous Man." Rev J W Bedford, of Parsons, spoke in the afternoon and at night making a profound impression on the subjects "Sanctification" and "The Transfiguration"

There was a successful basket-in-hand Sunday school union picnic at Kitzmiller last Saturday. Mr R A Smith made the address of welcome making everyone feel at home. Rev Wood, of the Presbyterian church gave a very good talk on "The Work of the Sunday School." In the afternoon Rev W W White of the M E Church, South, made a splendid practical talkon "The Need of Sunday Schools" a good dinner and refreshments added materially to the pleasure of the gathering.

Ray Middleton, bookkeeper for the Indian Refining Co, Cumberland Md, is home on a well earned weeks vacation. He with others went to the South Branch on a fishing trip this week

The hunting or sporting season has begun. Squirrel hunters are scouring the woods but with meager results, and fisherman are camping along the South Branch eating huge messes of bass. We will expect to hear some fish stories when they return.

Mr and Mrs James Norman returned last week from the east where they visited various cities and bought the fall supply of goods.

The good attendance at religious meetings, the interest and liberality of the people, are noticeable. It augurs well.

Rev W W White will begin revival services at Emoryville next Monday evening, September 8.

Miss Nellie Bennear, nurse at the hospital at Davis, visited her home people last Tuesday

Attending the Teachers Institute at Keyser this week are Misses Mary and Martha Mason, Anna C Fleming and Genevieve Carney, of Elk Garden


Moorefield Examiner

The Memorial Chapel at Oak Dale will be dedicated on Sunday, August 31. Rev C W Somerville, of Tennessee, will preach the sermon.

Mrs Annie Boward and daughter, Miss Nellie, of Cumberland, are visiting Mrs Sarah Jane Cunningham

E M Hyde, of Dayton, Va, arrived last week and will spend some time here with his family, who are visiting relatives.

Charley Williams and Jas Van Meter returned Monday from a pleasant trip to Dayton, Ohio

The Bancord house and about three acres of land was sold at public auction last Saturday to Page Welton, for $2600

Miss Annise Wise who has been visiting here has returned to home in Keyser

Mr and Mrs Geo W Fisher and daughter, Jean, who spent two weeks at Atlantic City, returned to her home here last week

Mrs W C Taylor and children, who visited Mrs Kate Taylor for several weeks, left this morning for their home in Richmond, Va

Miss Katherine McCoy entertained a number of her young friends, at the home of her grandmother, Mrs Kate Taylor, last week

Mr and Mrs Didawick who has been visiting Mr and Mrs Heare, near Bass, left this morning for their home at Keyser

Roy Gamble and family left this week for Cambridge Md, where Mr Gamble has accepted a good position and where they will make their future home

Rev R A White of Henderson, NC, arrived on a visit to his sister, Mrs John W Gilkeson

Brose McNeill, of Cumberland, spent a few days the past week visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs Jas McNeill

Miss Ada Bowen, who spent two weeks vacation here, left first of the week for Washington, where she has a position.

Miss Mary Hale Arbuckle, who has been visiting relatives here for several weeks, left Monday for her home at Lewisburg

Misses Mary Howard and Avery Heiskell, of Romney, are the charming guests of the Misses Heiskell, at their home near town

Mr and Mrs Geo W Pollock, of Grafton, are spending a two weeks vacation with Mr Pollock's parents, Mr and Mrs R D Pollock

A delightful social event was held last Saturday evening at the home of Mr and Mrs A R McNeill, in the Old Fields when the young lady members of the Camp Do-Easy entertained in honor of the gentlemen members , whose guests they have been in camp, for several weeks previous. Dancing and music formed the entertainment of the evening. Delicious refreshments were served. The home was decorated in a most attractive manner with Do-Easy pennants.

We are informed that Mrs Wickham has sold her beautiful bungalow, "Camp Wickham" in the Trough, to a Wheeling gentleman for $2700. This is a beautiful place and handsomely equipped.

Dr Brooks and J D Chipley left Sunday morning for Baltimore with Julian Chipley, where an operation was performed for appendicitis. The operation was very successful and he is getting along nicely.

Miss Marie Wilson, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs Dan Huffman, at Keyser, for some time, returned to her home here last Saturday

Mrs A E Bergdoll and children, of Romney, came up last week on a visit to Mr and Mrs R D Pollock. Mr Bergdoll spent several days with them this week

Miss Mollie Paxton, of Washington, arrived last week and is visiting her sister, Mrs Jesse Fisher

Misses Margaret and Elzora White of Belton, Tx, spent a few days recently visiting Mr and Mrs Ken Wilson

Mrs Lola Berger of Keyser arrived last week on a visit to Mrs D S Huffman

Jas Price left Tuesday to spend several days with a party of friends at Camp Wickham

Miss Mary Katherine Wilson has been entertaining at a house party for several weeks, the following: Miss Glenna Crawford, Romney, Miss Eurith Wilderson, of Deer Park and Miss Helen King, of Mt Lake Park and Harley Beckman, of Cumberland. They all returned to their homes last week.

Chas W Houck, aged 77 years, died at his home in Winchester last week. Mr Houck served throughout the war with McNeill's Rangers.

Mrs P W Inskeep and Mrs H L Gamble, of this place and Mr Ernest Powman, of Franklin, left last week for Powder Spring, where they will spend a week at that delightful spot.

J W Poland died last Friday at his home near Kirby. Mr Poland was Assistant assessor of Hampshire county and his death leaves a vacancy. Eston Bean is an applicant for the position.

Rev J M Wells and family, who has been visiting here for some time, left Monday morning for Buena Vista, Va, where they will spend a short time before returning to Wilmington, NC.

S P Fetzer who has been visiting at Woodstock and other points, returned to his home here Tuesday. Mr Fetzer will remain there for several weeks.

Miss Annie Cunningham entertained a number of her friends at a dinner party Tuesday. A delightful day was spent by all.

Geo T Leatherman and Sons have purchased a 1914 Model B-25 Buick automobile

B B McMechen, of Glendale, arrived yesterday to look after business interests here for a few days.


Miss Minnie Duling came home from Cumberland last week

Mr and Mrs Henry L Duling , of Gorman, were on a visit to his home last Sunday

Mr and Mrs Harry L Arnold of Keyser were the guests of her father Mr J P Arnold over Sunday

Miss Grace Duling returned from a visit to friends at Burlington last Tuesday

An all day meeting will be held at Blake chapel, Hartmonsville, Sunday September 14. Everyone is cordially invited

Sergeant Homer M Junkins, Military instructor at Providence RI, is home on a 30 days furlough

Mr W A Duling, of Shaw, visited relatives here last Sunday

Mr J P Arnold is improving his farm with a nice wire fence

Miss Cora A Ludwick, of Hartmonsville, the second daughter of Mr and Mrs E A Ludwick, and Mr Wilbur Ludwick, of Burlington, son of Mr and Mrs Dan Ludwick, surprised their many friends by getting married at Beaver Run church Monday, August 25. May their pathway be filled with brightest sunshine.

When returning from church last Sunday Mr Elihu S Riley and Miss Carrie Duling were driving a horse belonging to Mrs Minnie Duling. Near the Stone House they met an auto at which the horse became frightened, and after throwing Mr Riley violently to the ground ran away. Fortunately they escaped without serious injury. They beckoned the driver of the auto to stop, but he paid no attention to them. Such heedlessness needs something more severe than public notice.

Another wedding is booked for next week, so rumors say. Listen for the bells

A trestle was burned on the Emoryville branch of W M railroad last Sunday night, delaying traffic for one day. It is supposed to have set on fire by an engine

Vegetation needs rain. The pastures are getting brown.



Mrs W E Dye and children accompanied by Mrs C E Taylor of Clarksburg were visiting Mrs C D Whiteman last Friday

Mr and Mrs Fleek of Keyser are visiting Mrs James Leatherman

Mr and Mrs Edgar Rogers and family of Fountain were among relatives Saturday and Sunday

Mr and Mrs J F Leatherman were in Keyser Saturday having some dental work done

Mrs Betty Gentry of Homestead, Pa, Is visiting relatives here

Miss Mollie Whiteman is visiting in Romney

Mr Armond Rogers was among friends Saturday and Sunday

Mrs J F Breinig and children spent several days in Cumberland visiting relatives

Miss Margaret Whiteman spent last Friday at Old Fields

Mrs Hannah Breinig came last Friday for a few days

Mr and Mrs B T Racy were among relatives Sunday

Mr and Mrs M H Taylor are spending this week out on the farm

Mr and Mrs Frank Breinig, Mr Spikard and Collier of Cumberland are visiting relatives and friends

Mrs J H Cheshire has returned from a visit to relatives near Washington

Messrs Lee Clinedinst and Harry Cheshire were in Keyser Sunday

Mr and Mrs Thomas E Byers of Washington DC are visiting their aunt Mrs J C Ludwick


We are back home after a three weeks outing and find the people in this community generally well.

Oats and hay harvest is about over here and it has been several years since there was so much good hay made here. Gabe Hanlin and his hand, Bud Kuhn, ought to take the premium as haymakers. They began the latter part of July and with the help of two boys, who did the hauling, they have put up 35 stacks that will average three tons or over. They have some three or four stacks yet that they will finish the first of this week, so you see the hay making on Alleghany is not one of the lost arts.

First of last week, Mrs Jos W Kisner and her little daughter, aged about 12 years, visited friends at Oakland Md, where the daughter was taken dangerously ill with typhoid fever and they are still at that place. At last account we have she was thought to be doing well.

On next Sunday at 10:30 o'clock, Rev Mr Shawkey will preach the funeral sermon of the late Samuel Sollars, at Rehoboth church. On the same day at 3:00 o'clock Rev L C Messick will preach at the same place and will continue services each evening throughout the week

Last Saturday there was a Union S S picnic at Kitzmiller, Md, and quite a few of the young people from about Schell went down to hear the speakers air their lungs and see the children eat gingerbread; also several older persons went down but of course they were just going to Blaine on business. They all report a pleasant day.

By the way, we wish to say to the Gormania correspondent of the Grant County Press, that if he wishes to copy our letters to the Keyser Tribune, please give the paper credit.

Uncle John


Tom Haines had as his guests last week his sister, Mrs Johnson, of Upperville, Va, and niece, Miss Fulwiler, of Mississippi

Mrs Lucy Kuykendall and daughters, of Keyser, and son, June, and little grandson, Edgar Kuykendall, of Greensboro, NC, are the guests of Mrs C J Blue

John Dickey and son, Cumberland, spent Sunday with Mrs Bet Short

J B Pownall and bride, of Romney, spent a few days with Mr Pownall's mother, Mrs Ella Pownall, upon their return from their wedding trip

Mrs John Martin, of Bolivar Heights, is visiting Mrs W A Shannon

Mrs Edith Shannon and sister, Mrs Shanholtzer, spent the weekend with her cousin, Mrs Sallie Cheshire, at North Branch

F L Harmison and family, of Green Meadow Farm, near Romney, visited friends here last week

George Siford, of New Milford, Ohio, who has been visiting friends here, went home Monday accompanied by his sister in law, Mrs Jennie Singhass

Dr Hickey has returned to cottage after an absence of several years. The doctor thinks there is no better place than Old South Branch

Mrs Isabel, of Washington, is a guest at Ridge Dale

Mrs Cavitt and little son, James, are visiting relatives on the river

Miss Lillie Hass, of Romney, is with her aunt, Mrs Mary Blue

Robert Guthrie has returned to Davidson College. Ralph Guthrie and Joe Sparks are in Washington

Mr Poland of Martinsburg was in town last week to see his son, our new merchant

Miss Clyde Daniels, of Knobley, was here to see friends last week, and was accompanied home by Miss Mary Adams

Mrs O S Rowles, of Washington, returned home Saturday after a two weeks stay with her sister, Mrs Neff

Miss Louise Parsons is visiting in Keyser

Mrs Pue is spending this week at Three Churches

Mr and Mrs S C Milleson and children and Miss Maggie Guthrie motored to the Burlington camp last Sunday of the meeting

Mrs Fisher, of Moorefield, is visiting at the Manse



S E Hathaway, a medical student at W Va University, was eating a tomato in the experiment station laboratory Monday morning. Desiring some salt, he reached for the Sodium Chloride bottle, but instead got a bottle containing Bichloride of Mercury, and sprinkled the poison on the tomato. He discovered his mistake 15 minutes later and hurried to a physicians office, where a stomach pump was applied. It is believed he swallowed but little of the poison and the prompt application of the stomach pump saved his life.


The presence of two appendixes was the condition discovered yesterday by Dr C R Enslow and Dr James L Bloss who performed an operation on a patient at the Chesapeake and Ohio Hospital. Dr Bloss, when asked concerning the case, stated that it was an anomalous condition, with one regular developed appendix and another false and unusual thing and is being discussed with much interest in surgical and medical circles here. Dr Bloss who discussed the case with the greatest reluctance withheld the name of the patient.


Mrs Charles Eckland, of Little Hocking, O, will lose an eye as the result of resorting to the old fashioned method of tooth extraction for her little daughter. Mrs Eckland tied a ? cord to the tooth and pulled so vigorously that the tooth came out striking her in the right eye. She was brought to the hospital here today but specialists say her sight has been destroyed.



At Rock W Va, this afternoon a freight train on the N&W struck a curve and 20 cars were derailed. Engineer Sain Dickinson, of Catelwood, Va, and his colored fireman, Mack Lomis, were painfully hurt and scalded. Conductor Dayton White, was caught in the wreck of the cab and instantly crushed to death. The injured were brought here to the hospital and the dead man for burial. White leaves a widow.



MARRIED, September 2, by the Rev George Burgess, Mr Wallace C Brown and Miss Bessie Burgess, both of Laurel Dale. They left on No 55 for a short trip, and will reside in Keyser upon their return.



Ernest D Hupp, deputy U S Marshal for the northern district of W Va, one of the most noted government officers in this section of the U S and a picturesque and widely known Parkersburger is dead. He passed away Tuesday morning at 6:10 o'clock at the family residence at 1709 Latrobe street. The deceased is survived by his wife and the following children: Miss Lyda Hupp, of Pittsburgh, Claude D Hupp, of Indiana Harbor, Ind, Mrs J R Arnold, of Follansbee W Va, Miss Ada E Hupp, of Omaha, Neb, Mrs C C Richards, of this city, and E Erle Hupp, who is a trained nurse, has been at her fathers bedside since he first became ill.


Jacob Tharp, a woodsman, formerly of Durbin, W Va, was killed last week by a falling tree at Frostproof, Florida.


Under and by virtue of the authority of a certain Deed of Trust executed to the undersigned Trustee by J D Shipe, M L Shipe, his wife, and John W Shipe, bearing the date the 19th day of May, 1911, and of record in the office of the Clerk of the county court of Mineral county, W Va, in Deed of Trust Book No 5, page 551 etc, the undersigned trustee will on Tuesday, September 16, 1913, at 2 o'clock pm at the residence of John D Shipe, sell at public auction, the following described real and personal property to wit: What is known as the John D Shipe farm, consisting of 29 ½ acres, more or less, situated on Horse Shoe Run, in Mineral County, W Va, which farm is improved by a dwelling house and necessary outbuildings, a fine grazing land and is also suited for fruit culture, having on it at the present time a valuable peach orchard, besides some other fruit trees. Also two cows, two horses, 17 head of sheep, two brood sows, a set of harness and a two horse road wagon. Terms of Sale: The personal property will be sold for cash and the real estate for one third of the purchase money in cash on the day of sale and the residue in two equal payments in one and two interest bearing notes with approved personal security, for the deferred payments and the legal title to be retained as further security until all purchase money has been paid, or the purchaser may pay all cash for said real estate on day of sale at his election.

J W Rees,


Mrs Wm Cookus is visiting in Romney

Mr Clarence Housenfleck is on a trip to Chicago

Dr Howard Shaffer has returned from Atlantic City

Mr G C Hott of Burlington was in the city Wednesday

Mr A A Jordon returned this week from Atlantic City

Mr J C Crist left Monday to visit his home at Timberville, Va

Mr and Mrs D M Fleek of Rees Mill were in the city Monday

Mr Peter Pool of Kitzmiller was in the city one day this week

Mr Paul Davis of Morgantown, was visiting his home over Sunday

Mr J W Taylor of Purgittsville was a visitor in the city Monday

Miss Ada Compton of Baltimore is the guest of Prof. J C Sanders

Miss Maggie Hoover returned this week from a visit to Cumberland

Mr A A Dorsey of Parsons, was in the city Monday, on his way home

Mrs Julia Sims spent several days in Cumberland and Pinto this week

Mrs Clyde Retcliffe and children of Richmond are visiting in the city

George R Davis returned Tuesday from Atlantic City and Philadelphia

Miss Cordelia Blair who has been visiting in Cumberland, has returned home

Mr Jesse Sharpless and family were in the city Monday visiting his mother

Miss Mary Troy left Wednesday night on a visit to relatives in Philadelphia

Mr James Peters who has been at Atlantic City, returned Monday night

Dr F S Johnston of Elkins is visiting his mother, Mrs Sallie Johnston

Mrs T J West has returned home after spending the summer at Purgittsville

Mr and Mrs Albert Davis spent Sunday at Mrs Davis' home at Eckert

Mrs W W Davis and son of Cumberland spent Monday with Keyser friends

Mrs J W Wolford and daughter have returned from a visit in Grafton

Mrs M W Trask returned this week from a visit to her son at Marlinton

Miss Edna Kaplon, who has been east on a business trip, returned home this week

Mrs Geo W Bane is entertaining Rev C S Biggs, son and daughter, of Baltimore

Miss Katie Sims left today for Morgantown where she will visit her friend, Miss Sallie Wade

Mrs J H Markwood was in Harpers Ferry Monday with her daughter, Mrs F P Edgell

Mrs W C Nesbitt of Baltimore was here Saturday calling on her sister, Mrs J A Sharpless

W S Caldwell and Miss Nellie Ravenscroft were visiting her brother Roy in Wheeling this week

Dr J Dorsey Atkins, wife and son of Hagerstown, are visiting her sister, Mrs W R Davis

Mr J W Reed of Beryl passed through the city on Monday on his way to Pattersons Creek on a fishing trip

Uncle Ben Sollars and family and some of their friends enjoyed the first turkey roast of the season last Sunday

Misses Rhea and Belle Morgan have returned to their home in Pittsburgh after a visit to their sister, Mrs Harry Atkins

Mrs Wageley and called home from Cumberland Tuesday on account of the illness of her daughter, Miss Jennie

Mr and Mrs E R Connell and Mr and Mrs T V Connell, returned Tuesday from a trip through the Valley of Virginia

Mr H H Stover, Mrs N J Crooks, William and Marie Crooks, returned this week from an auto trip in Maryland

Mrs J M Tomblin and two children of Richmond, Va, are visiting her sister, Mrs A C Feather

Mr I E Oates of Elk Garden made us a pleasant call Wednesday en route to the Ex Confederates reunion at Van Myra Camp, near Burlington

Mr and Mrs E M Dawson and Miss Bessie were recently called to Washington on account of the illness of Mrs Dawson's mother and returned this week.

Mr Frank Greenwade returned from Atlantic City on Tuesday

Mr H G Fisher and wife returned from their trip to Halifax and other places

Prof J C Sanders has returned from a visit of several weeks at Morgantown

Mr and Mrs Ira Stafford were in Cumberland over Sunday visiting Mr Lee Ash

Howard Swadley who has been visiting through Ohio and Indiana, returned this week

Miss Mary Virginia Wolfe returned yesterday from Elk Garden, where she has been visiting for ten days

Mrs S M Atkins, who spent several months in Cumberland with her daughter, Mrs W W Davis, has returned home


The weather seems to be clearing up. More sunshine is needed to mature the corn. The growth of vegetation is unusually heavy, including corn, weeds, etc. Many silos have been built in the Valley within the last two years and beautiful crops of silo corn will soon be ready for harvesting. Some orchards have a partial crop of peaches and the best grade is being sold for $3 a bushel in some orchards, others for $2 a bushel. The sewerage and water system is being installed here, the work being hurried at this time. From 40 to 50 hands seem to be busy enough. The contract for this work was left to a company from Newport News at $22,000. The bond issue for the purpose is $25,000.

The college will open September 3 and several addresses will be given by men from a distance. A prosperous year is anticipated for the school. A few families have bought property in town and will move here for the school, a few others have rented and will move here for the school. It is said Yount Hall, (ladies dormitory) is quite full, and some of the ladies engaged rooms in town. Stanley Hall has been painted new in the vacation. The campus is green and nicely trimmed, ready for visitors. Last Thursday and Friday the Ministerial and S S meeting for the second district of Va was held at the Tebanon church in Augusta county.

Next Friday and Saturday the county S S Association for Rockingham county will meet in Harrisonburg. The S S here appointed four delegates to the meeting, one delegate to each one hundred members of the school. The S S here have arranged to take an outing on Tuesday September 2. They will go to a grove near Dayton and take their dinner. Last Monday was court day in Harrisonburg. Many common horses were on the market but not many good ones, and not many buyers. Still prices are high, but few common horses priced for less than $150 to $175, and some good ones $250 to $300. Wheat is worth 90 cents, and eggs are 30 cents per dozen.


Dear Hank,
What kind of women do most men admire? Please reply and oblige.
Three Cumberland girls.

Men admire, first, she who serves admiration, who has class and clothes and pleases eye and ear. It is stupid of a woman to be ugly and wholly unnecessary unless a dunce and every woman who is bright and clever enough to keep herself neat and clean is beautiful in the eyes of man. Womanly beauty then is blood and brain. From Hanks Musing in Cumb. Daily News.


As commissioner of Accounts I have in my hands for settlement the accounts of the following fiduciaries:

H S Thompson, Guardian for Lydia A Hoover

H S Thompson, Administrator of the estate of Martial P Hoover, deceased

J E Gardner, Admin. Of the estate of Jno W Gardner, deceased

Bessie F Pearson, Admin of the estate of William Pearson, deceased

Howard C Dixon, Admin of the estate of John L Bittinger, deceased

F L Kimmell, Admin of the estate of Henry Miers, deceased

Christine Taylor, Executrix of the estate of E J Taylor, deceased

Norman E Monnett, Admin of the estate of Jas W Martin, deceased

H T Greenwade, Admin of the estate of Sarah E Greenwade, deceased

Richard Gerstell, Admin of the estate of, Elizabeth J Woodworth deceased

C C Seymour, Executor of the estate of Margaret McNeill, deceased

W C Grimes, Admin of the estate of Henry Shea, deceased

Margeret E Weaver, Guardian for Joseph C Weaver

J Herman Frase, Guardian for Margaret Eva Frase

Given under my hand this 25th day of August, 1913. R A Welch, Com. Of Accounts


All persons holding claims against the estate of Elizabeth J Woodworth, deceased, are hereby notified to present the same, properly probated to the undersigned Administrator, all persons knowing themselves to be indebted to the late Elizabeth J Woodworth will please make settlement for their accounts promptly.

Richard Gerstell

Admin of the estate of Elizabeth J Woodworth, dec'd


The Morgantown Board of Trade is engaged in a vigorous campaign to land a new pottery which will employ from 200 to 250 employees and have a bi -monthly payroll from $5,000 to $6,500. Eighty building lots are being sold at $500 each to provide a free site and a $15,000 bonus. The backers of the company propose to erect a seven kiln pottery, putting between $75,000 and $80,000 of their own money into the project. They now operate a plant in East Liverpool, Ohio. The company is determined to come to W Va, its backers say, because of the recent fight which resulted in making the state dry. The location of the plant in a prohibition State, they say, will eliminate considerable labor difficulties now experienced. The site already has been selected for the factory here.

GETS $47,000

Announcement was made today by the war department of amounts allotted to various state militia organizations under two appropriations of $2,000,000 each, one for promotion of rifle practice, and arms, equipment and camp purposes, the other for supplies and ammunition. The money was apportioned according to enlisted strength. New York heading the list with 14,900 men.
The allotments include:
New York, $375,000, Pennsylvania, $276,000, New Jersey, $108,000 and West Virginia, $47,000


Elaborate preparations are being made for the 14th annual Elkins Fair, which will be held September 30, Oct 1 and 2, and which will be the greatest fair in the history of the association. Entries already received insure the finest racing ever witnessed here and a number of novelties in the way of fair attractions are being arranged, including a 6 mile motor cycle race. The biggest educational exhibit of the College of agriculture will be shown here in charge of a corps of demonstrators and negotiations have been closed for daily aeroplane flights. There will be daily free exhibitions in front of the grand stand and many other special attractions.


John W Davis, Congressman from the first W Va District, this evening wired Governor Hatfield that he had tendered his resignation as congressman to become effective today. Governor Hatfield is in Colorado attending the conference of Governors, but before leaving he stated he saw no reason why he should not call a special election to elect a successor to Davis when he resigned to accept the Solicitor Generalship of the United States.


John W Davis of West Virginia was today sworn in as Solicitor General of the United States.


Nearly every week we receive communications for publication which we cannot use, simply because the writer does not give their name. We will not publish it unless you so request, but we must know who is doing the writing. This is an old established newspaper rule and cannot be broken.


The elegant new home of W I Knott, corner of Centre and Seventh streets, is nearing completion. When completed it will be one of the prettiest and most substantial residences in the city. It is made of brick veneer, has 12 rooms, with bath, linen closets, and toilet rooms. The cellar has three large rooms, and the attic, two. In the cellar will be set stationary laundry tubs. For lighting, both gas and electric will be used. Heat will be furnished by the latest improved hot water system. The floors throughout will be of hard wood, and several open gas grates will add to the cheerfulness on cold winter nights. The home will soon be ready for occupancy, and we trust that Mr Knott will be as happy when he gets in it as he ought to be. The house is a model of convenience and was designed and built by C W Shelly, who is an artist in his line, having designed and built several fine buildings in the city, that can be pointed out to visitors as solid, substantial evidence of his ability.


I wonder, Oh I wonder, where
The little faces go.
That come and smile and stay
Awhile and pass like flakes of snow.-
The dear, wee baby faces that
The world has never known,
But mothers hide, so tender eyed
Deep in their hearts alone.

I love to think that somewhere
In the country we call Heaven
The land most fair of anywhere
Will unto them be given.
A land of little faces, very little, very fair
And everyone shall know her
Own and cleave unto it there

O grant it, loving Father, to the
Broken hearts that plead!
Thy way is best-yet, Oh, to
Rest in perfect faith indeed!

To know that we shall find them,
The wee, white dead.
At thy right had in thy bright land,
By living waters led!

Hancock Md

There is complaint here because of the tannery at Paw Paw, W Va, 31 miles west, pouring liquor into the Potomac River. The water is much discolored for miles and it is claimed fish are killed by the foreign matter.


To our subscribers we wish to call attention-

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Second-We wish to call attention to the notice at the head of the first column on the second page relating to the publication of obituary notices and poetry.


Rev R E L Strider, Rector, Services for Sunday, September 9, as follows:

Early celebration of Holy Communion, 8:00 o'clock. Sunday school, 9:45, morning prayer, sermon and Holy communion, 11:00 o'clock. In the evening at 8 o'clock the Rt Rev G W Peterkin, DD, LLD, Bishop of the Diocese of W Va, will preach. All are most cordially invited to attend these services.

Keyser Tribune--$1.00 a year.


The Mineral County Teachers Institute in annual session was called to order promptly at 10:00 o'clock yesterday morning by County Supt. Richard Thrush. Mr Thrush introduced Rev Franck H Havenner, of the Methodist church, who in a brief address bade the visiting teachers welcome to the city. He then led the devotional service by using the first chapter of Genesis, which was read responsively.

The institute was organized be electing as follows: Myrtle Blackburn, W E Rogers and Luke McDowell, Secretaries, Frank Urice, E C Brown, Mr Umstot and L O Taylor, Ushers, and Elizabeth Wolf, Lula Smith, Myrtle Bond, Ada Gordon and Pauline Maxfield, Social Committee.

The introductory addresses of Supt. Thrush, State Supt. M P Shawkey, Dean F B Trotter and Blanche R Carr were all well made and well received. They each in turn outlined briefly what they expected to do and say during the week.

At 11:30 Institute adjourned until 1:30 pm and the teachers proceeded to enroll. The enrollment showed an attendance of 122.

1:30 PM

The first period was occupied by Mr Trotter, his subject being "The Qualities of a Good Teacher." His remarks were based on the answers, given by persons taking the uniform examination, to the question: "Who was your best teacher, and why?" There was a great deal of food for thought in what he said. Among other qualities he mentioned cheerfulness, cleanliness, having good manners, not using tobacco, being progressive, and being kind and sympathetic.

At this time Mr Matthews gave two splendid readings, which were much enjoyed by all. The next period was taken up by Mr Shawkey. The splendid tribute paid our friend and co worker, Mr D C Arnold, by the State Supt. is certainly worthy of notice in the Institute minutes. After listening to the reading of a letter from Mr Arnold in which he expressed his desire to be with the teachers here. Mr Shawkey said the only thing which would make the institute complete is the presence of D C Arnold. He also suggested that Mr Arnold be remembered by the teacher in some special way.

Mr Shawkey's talk on geography was something out of the ordinary and was full of interest from start to finish. Mrs Carr seems to be wholly possessed by the spirit of the Goddess of Music and the musical portion of the programs promises to be most helpful. Institute adjourned until 8:15.


After the usual reception there was a "Get Acquainted Hour." This was a most enjoyable season as each one passed among the people exchanging hand shakes, and "get acquainted cards." The prize which was promised to be a race horse or something similar, was won by Miss Mildred Weaver; her name being No 50 on Mrs S W Whipp's card. The prize proved to be a beautiful stick of candy. Mr Sanders explained the similarity between the real prize and a race horse, viz the more you lick it, the faster it goes. Light refreshments were served. Institute adjourned to meet tomorrow at 9 o'clock.


The devotional service was conducted by Mr Trotter in the use of Psalm 104 read responsively. Prayer was offered by H F Baughman of the Lutheran church. Mrs Carr gave a splendid interpretation of that beautiful and sacred song "Lead Kindly Light. The special resolution of sympathy and love for D C Arnold, offered by Mr Sanders, was unanimously adopted. Mr Thrush called attention to evening sessions. He spoke of Mr Shockey's lecture this evening , the excursion to Burlington, which has been arranged for Wednesday afternoon, and the entertainment by Miss McNemar Thursday evening. Mr A P Morrison, county Supt, Harrison county, was introduced. He was full of words of good cheer and encouragement for Mineral teachers. Mr Trotter then occupied the floor, and before taking up his regular topic, Arithmetic, he discussed the various patriotic songs, both State and National, as regards the prominence each should have in our schools. He laid special emphasis on what to use and what not to use in the adopted text on arithmetic. The teachers were delighted to have introduced former County Supt. J W Vandiver, who gave a short talk that carried some of us , in memory, back in the time before some others of us were born. We hope many, many prosperous years for this public spirited man. "She hath done what she could"-Mark 14:8 was the text of the morning sermon and Mr Shawkey was the speaker. The one thought gained from this address was that steady advancement under adverse circumstances is as much, or more, worthy of reward as the heroic act done under great excitement or in the presence of those ready to herald the accomplishment to the world.


Mr Trotter conducted Round Table, and many thoughts were expressed as to the advisability of leaving certain things out of the arithmetic, also as to the time to begin the use of written arithmetic. The Institute was favored by a vocal duet by Misses Leps and Kuykendall, also a reading by Miss Irene Davis. Institute assembled in sectional meetings and many things of interest to the rural teacher were discussed in room number 7, under Mr Trotter. The grade teachers met in room No 8, and their problems were discussed under the leadership of Mr Sanders.


This session opened by instrument duet, by Misses Isles and Abernathy, followed by a vocal duet by Misses Leps and Kuykendall. Miss Ada Compton gave an interesting sketch of the life of Kipling and read the "Recessional". Mrs Carr then sang two solos. After a brief introduction by Mr Thrush, Mr Shawkey delivered his lecture on "A Trip to Old Land." After listening to a few stories, some of them very amusing and all interesting; we suddenly found ourselves in Southampton, England. I can not follow the trip in detail but we passed hurriedly on to London, and then to Paris, and it seemed for a while we might have to stay there for the night, but soon, after being tossed hither and thither by an angry sea, we then caught a glimpse of our flag and heard the joyous singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" and "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" and listen! Me thinks we hear faintly someone singing the "West Virginia Hills" and we are home again.


Rev M H Keen, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, conducted devotional service. After offering an earnest prayer he led in reading the second chapter of Hebrews: He then gave a brief talk based on the words: "Seest thou a man diligent in his business he shall stand before Kings, and not before obscure men." "The Mental Attitude of the Teacher" was the subject of Mr Shawkeys morning lecture. Miss Mildred Wright read a most excellent paper on "Dramatization in the Schools" which was followed by a paper on "Manual Training in Rural Schools" read by your secretary. Mr Trotter spoke of the "Opportunity of the Rural Teacher." He earnestly advised the teacher of a rural school to become actually and positively a part of the community. By so doing he said the chances for helping the boys and girls by winning the parents will be increased many fold. He also laid great emphasis on the fact that the school is the community center. The teacher being the center of the school is, therefore, the very center of the community.

1:30 PM

Mr Shawkey appeared before the teachers with a class of eight or ten boys and girls, and proceeded to give a demonstration as how to conduct a lesson to beginners. This was one of the very best things the Institute has offered. There are some teachers here who might have given the exercise as well, or perhaps, better., than Mr Shawkey did, but too many others gave it an insight to the first step in the starting of a child in his educational career and that is to express himself freely. At this point in the session the teachers were entertained by a reading by Miss Lucile Hammond. The Institute was then assembled in sectional meetings.

4:30 PM

About 60 teachers and friends of teachers assembled the Twin Mountain and Potomac Railway station where everyone boarded the train, and at 4 pm we were passing through rugged ravine known as "Wild Cat Hollow" on our way to Burlington, which place we reached at 6:45. The whole trip was one of beauty. Many places of interest was passed, and we had many views of the extension peach orchards which covered hundreds of acres of our mountain hills.


The following resolutions was presented by J C Sanders and unanimously adopted by the Mineral County Institute, Tuesday morning, September 2, 1913. "We the teachers of the Mineral County Teacher's Institute have learned which much regard and sorrow of the recent serious illness of our valued friend and fellow worker, Prof. D C Arnold. For years the teachers of Mineral County have sat at the feet and learned the ways of knowledge, truth and righteousness from this noble teacher and it is our sincere regret that the hand of Him who knowed best stays with him from our midst. Resolved: That we take this method of extending to our friends and loved ones, these words of confidence in him in his illness and hope that the hand of the Great Physician may soon and speedily restore him to health and vigor so characteristic of D C Arnold.

Richard Thrush
County Supt. of School
M P Shawkey
F B Trotter
Blanche Ruffner Carr, Instructors
Luke McDowell, Sec




The Lutheran Sunday school held their annual picnic at Mill Meadow on Monday. The day was delightful and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


Sunday School at 9:50 am. The orchestra which was recently organized will make its first public appearance at this time. Preaching service at 11:00 am, Subject: "The High Calling in Christ Jesus" C E Service at 7:15 pm, Evening service at 8:00 pm, Subject of the sermon by the pastor. "The Good Fight of Faith" Everybody is welcome to attend these services. H F Baughman, Pastor


First M E Church Davis street Sunday September 7, 1913.
9:30 am Sunday School
9:45am Men's Bible Class
11:00am Holy Communion
7:00pm First meeting of the Epworth League for the autumn
8:00pm The evening service will be resumed and the pastor will preach. Subject: "The Greatest Mistake of the 20th Century"
A cordial invitation is extended to the public and the pastor urges all of the members of his congregation to be present.

Franck H Havenner, Pastor


Vigilant Reel and Hose No 1, will hold a meeting on Friday September 5, 1913, for the purpose of electing officers for ensuing year. All members are requested to be present. C E Leary, Sec'y


Mr James North, employed at the Liller's planing mill, had the misfortune of losing his forefinger and thumb of his right hand while operating a jointer, Wednesday morning. The wound was dressed at the hospital.


This Friday night there will be a musical concert given in the auditorium of the Preparatory school, for the benefit of the Emmanuel Episcopal church. Talent of high order will be on the program and the concert will be one of merit and should be well attended.


While driving from Piedmont to Keyser last Monday night, a team belonging to J M Bright and driven by three young men, in turning out to let another team pass, went over the bank and fell about 50 feet. No one was hurt but the buggy was badly wrecked.


The "Pickwick" which has been successfully operated by Mr Henry Merryman for some time, was sold Thursday to Mr E A Firlie of Cumberland. He took charge at once. Being an experienced man at the business, this popular place of amusement will be kept up to its usual high standard. While we regret losing Mr Merryman from the place where he had become so popular, we feel that it has passed into equally as good hands, and the same courteous treatment will be shown the patrons as has been in the past.


The Owls held a picnic at Barkville on Monday which was largely attended and very much enjoyed. McIlwee's concert band furnished music for the day.


A large deal in lumber has been closed, by which W B Cornwell of Romney with others, have purchased 2,150 acres of timberland in Hampshire county. They are planning to build a railroad to the timber and establish several saw mills. It is estimated that the tract will cut not less than 1,000,000,000 feet of lumber. In all probability the starting point for the railroad will be at Romney.


A band of men boarded the Chesapeake and Ohio passenger train at Paint Creek Junction tonight, and forcibly ejected two non union miners. The two men, it is believed were taken into the mountains. Another train was stoned at Wacoma, and all of the windows broken. Passengers were compelled to seek shelter under the seats. 12 coal operators left here tonight for Washington on a special car to be present when the senate committee resumes tomorrow, its investigation into the conditions which existed in the Kanawha county coal field during martial law.


At a meeting of the Board of Directors of The Richardson Furniture Company, held September 1, 1913, the following were unanimously adopted. Where it had pleased God in his wisdom to remove Mr Fred E Hutchinson, a member of the Board of Directors of the company since its organization from among us. Be it resolved that we hereby express our appreciation of the loyalty and industry of Mr Hutchinson to this company in every position and relation he occupied with it and his great interest in its welfare and advancement. We knew him to be the man of highest integrity and admired his sterling qualities. In his death this company has lost a faithful officer. To his wife and relatives in their great loss we extend our sympathy.

R G Richardson
H G Fisher
Wm MacDonald






I will be at the Reynold's Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o'clock pm.
Mrs L M Kenniston, manager

Newest patterns in all kinds of wash goods, fine filmy fabrics, also trimmings. A fine line of summer weight underwear, D Long & Son

HORSES FOR SALE-Two good drought horses. A bargain one rarely sees. Price reasonable. Cash required. Apply 135 Mozelle street.

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

For Sale-Team Mules-4 and 5 years old. Goes cheap to quick buyer. B F Funderburg, Burlington, W Va

Lots for Sale-size 50 by 150 feet, in Key's Orchard. P H Keys

For Rent-Room in Tribune Building occupied by now by Kesner's Tin Shop. Apply to: W C Long

Why send away when Shelly can draw your house plans right at home and build the house too


PRICE 50 C AND $1.00




Geo T Carskadon sells the best Fertilizer in town.

Money may be the root and fountain head of all trouble, but it is the only kind of trouble that is hard to borrow.

For a sure crop buy your Fertilizer from Carskadon's.

If you want to buy anything or if you want to sell anything, be sure to call on, Geo T Carskadon














Thinking of building? Get Shelly to draw your plans.



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


Don't use harsh physics. The reaction weakens the bowels, leads to chronic constipation. Get Doans Regulets. They operate easily. 25c at all stores.












Can't look well, eat well, or feel well with impure blood. Keep the blood pure with Burdock Blood Bitters. Eat simply, take exercise, keep clean, and good health is pretty sure to follow. $1.00 a bottle.