February 6, 1914



JULY 21, 2003




The funeral of the late Thomas A Kenny took place from St Peters Catholic Church, Westernport, at 9:30 this morning. The active pallbearers were: the Messrs O’Brien, Kenny and Graney, cousins of the deceased. The honorary pallbearers were the officers and directors of the First National Bank of Piedmont, of which Mr Kenny was a lifetime director. Four priests officiated at the church; Rev Thomas E Gallagher, the rector, and his assistant, Father Horskamp, Father Quinn, Midland, Md; and his brother, Rev Timothy B Kenny of West Forest Park, Baltimore, who preached the sermon. A solemn requiem high mass was sung. The Elks attended the funeral in a body marshaled by Col Sam B Harrison, who had been for this occasion appointed Grand Exalted Ruler. The floral offerings were both appropriate and pretty and many of them. The interment was in the Catholic cemetery on the hillside northeast of the church.

Mr Kenny was born and reared in Piedmont. He was a graduate of Mt St Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, also a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he studied law. He was a member of the City Club, of Piedmont, also a member of the Devon Club, of Luke, and of the Improved Order of Heptasophs.

Surviving are one son, Hamill, aged eleven years, and the widow who was Miss Laura Hamill of Piedmont. J E Hamill, of Washington, brother of Mrs Kenny, attended the funeral.


Mrs Phleeger, wife of former Mayor Lewis H Phleeger, died at her home near Washington, DC, on December 31st, of organic heart affection. Mrs Phleeger had been an invalid for many years. She was born in Frederick county, Md. Her husband at one time was agent for the B&O railroad at Piedmont and for many years was an insurance agent during which time he was mayor of the town. Her husband and one daughter, Miss Elizabeth, survive her.


William West, a boarding house keeper, Fairview street, died yesterday of a complication of diseases. He was about 35 years of age and is survived by a wife and one child. He had been at one time a painter and paper hanger.


John Brown, colored, of Boston, and son of the late John Brown, well known colored barber of both Cumberland and Piedmont, is visiting friends at Piedmont for a week. He has been in the U S Navy and has traveled around the globe.


Dr T A Cross has rented his Nickelodeon building to Cumberland parties who will renovate it and reopen it Feb 5.


The Luke Band and Flambeau Club paraded the streets last night for the Uniform Rank K of P carnival and fair at the Armory. The Barton Cornet Band also attended.


James H Armstead, colored, who has been in the hospital for treatment, is home convalescent.


In boring for an artesian well by the Piedmont Ice Company at the plant, at the depth of 75 feet, a vein of six feet of coal was discovered. The company has a stream of pure water at nearly 300 feet. The drill at two points dropped down from three to six feet, indicating a limestone formation with a cavern. The well has about been completed.


The corporation is arranging to lay about 1000 feet of sewer pipe in South Westernport


The Piedmont Water Works Co has paid off $30,000 in waterworks bonds and a $5,000 note, leaving a bonded indebtedness of only $10,000. H B Carroll is president; W W Shultice, secretary; and Timothy Kenny, Treasurer. W S Smallwood, A F Hawkins and J B Maybury compose the auditing committee.


Mr and Mrs W A Liller have returned home from Kentucky where he has completed a large contract in building houses for the Consolidation Coal Co.


A Valentine social will be held at Odd Fellow’s Hall, Westernport, February 11, for the benefit of the Baptist Church


There will be a chicken and waffle supper at the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings given by the male members of the Bible Class.


The corporate authorities have given the streets of Piedmont a most thorough cleaning


Dr D H Deahle, head of the department of education at the University of W Va, met with the teachers of the Piedmont District Schools. The leading topic of discussion was “Charles Dickens as An Educator.”


Miss Alma Lannon is convalescent from a severe attack of typhoid fever


Mrs Edward Morris of Boston, Mass, was the guest of Miss Mamie Fahey, Westernport.


P M White and C S Repp of Westernport, who had been on a trip to Oklahoma and other points in the West, are expected home the first of this week.


Mr and Mrs Richard Tangye of Philadelphia, who visited her brother, J C Kuenhle, Westernport, have returned home.


Miss Nutter, a little girl of Luke, died last Friday. An autopsy was held to discover the cause of death.




It was very windy last Saturday night, hardly safe to be out.


Miss Mary Ashby, bookkeeper for Bane Bros, at Ridgeley, was home on a visit the first of this week


It was a stormy time for the play, “Uncle Ephraim’s Summer Boarders,” last Saturday night. Despite the storm there was a good house to witness the play. Besides the play there were several musical numbers that were well received. Monday night following the play was repeated Harry Rollman was the director and the proceeds for the baseball team.


There was a wedding at Oakmont. They had 30 cases of beer. There was a fight, an arrest, a heavy fine. Who’ll be the next?


DIED, Jan 30, 1914, infant son of Mr and Mrs Fenton Metz. Interment in Nethken Hill cemetery.


DIED, at Mineville, Thursday, January 29, 1914, of pneumonia, Mary Catherine Fogle, aged 69 years, 23 days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev L C Messick, in the Nethken Hill church, assisted by Rev J A Shockey. She leaves three children, Mrs Rosser, Coketon, W Va; Mrs Folk, Broadway, Va; Daniel Fogle, at home. W H Kight was the funeral director.


MARRIED, January 28, 1914, by Rev John A Shockey, Charley Ravenscraft and Miss Nellie Rawlings. They both live at No 6 in the vicinity of Elk Garden. A host of friends shower upon them good wishes.


Miss Martha Mason had to return to the hospital at Cumberland last Monday. An operation was performed for acute mastoid.


Following is the report of the principal room of the Elk Garden school for the fourth month ending of school, ending January 27, 1914:

Enrollment, 46; per cent of attendance, boys 97, girls 97; Tardy marks, boys 0, girls 1; Post graduates, Misses Ethel Kilroy and Hazel Pugh; Eighth grade pupils, Misses Rhoda Dixon, Alda Foreman, Velma Wilson, Messrs Geo Heffner, Joseph Burke, Carl Clark, Ralph Taylor, James Foreman.


Revival services will continue in the M E Church, South, Rev H C Marsh, of Flintstone, Md; has occupied the pulpit every evening since services began except last Sunday evening. He labors very earnestly for the cause of the Master.


Which contributed more to the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin or George Washington? Was the question debated last Friday evening. For Franklin, J E Aronhalt, Ralph Taylor, Estel Bennear. Washington, Earl Aronhalt, Walter S Arnold, C E Gurd. Decision in favor of Washington.






Miss Maggie and Bernie Duling are visiting their sister, Mrs N L Rogers, of Hull, Ill.


Miss Rose Hockman started for her home at Slanesville last Friday


Mr J P Arnold was at Keyser last week and qualified as administrator of the estate of the late Nathaniel Kitzmiller


Rev M A Ray, of Piedmont, visited at Mr J P Arnold’s last week.


District Supt D C Arnold of Elk Garden, was here in the interest of our school last Wednesday


Mr J W Shillingburg was at Keyser on business last week


The Ground Hog got a good look at himself Tuesday. This, according to an old saying, means six weeks solid winter weather.


The Hartmonsville Debating and Literary Society discussed the question last Saturday night. That a man will risk his life farther for the love of a woman than for the love of money. The decision was in favor of the affirmative not withstanding the preponderance of the argument was produced by the negative.


Miss Delphia and Blanche Duling visited relatives at Greenland last week


Mr J R Riley, of Elkins, was on a business trip to Emoryville Tuesday


Mr Edgar Watson of Pinto visited his brother James here last week


Mr John Miller has bought a horse and wagon and is making preparations for farm life


Mr Jacob Stuckey is going to move to the farm of D W Idleman at Empire in the near future


The high wind last Saturday night blew down hay stacks and fences


Mr Chas Green is the happy father of a bouncing big boy. He wears a high crown hat now.


County Supt Richard W Thrush, visited our school last Thursday


Misses Otie Ludwick and May Duling are visiting Mrs Cora Ludwick at Romney


It is reported that the Davis Coal and Coke Co will open several new mines as soon as weather permits


Has the deep snow this winter forever silenced Uncle John’s interesting letters to The Tribune? Wake up, Uncle John, and give us some news.







The ground hog had full satisfaction today if seeing his shadow was his ambition. I, too, once was young and am not quite old now, and very often have I known the groundhog sign to fail.


The “gee,” “haw,” “wo,” “come up,” of the plowmen are heard in every direction. They say it is a good time to plow.


Uncle John Shoemaker and family were visiting on the Run last Sunday.


Miss Myrtle Bond, the primary teacher in Burlington school, was a guest at J B Leatherman’s from Friday evening till Sunday evening.


The Bible class will meet at E W Bailey’s next Sunday evening at 7, and the lesson is Romans 4th chapter.


We still hear of some of the neighbors taking their potatoes to market and are still getting about 80 cents per bushel. It is said they are being shipped to Keyser now by the carload for 70c.


I hear that Jacob Leatherman , the miller at Burlington, who lives in J B Roger’s house in Polecat Hollow, has bought Homer Liken’s house in Burlington and will move into it later.


S W Whipp made is periodic trip up Mill creek Sunday


Grandpap Biser says there is an increase of relations at Barkville. His daughter, Miss Sallie, married Mr Cunningham and they live there. Miss Mamie and Dewy went up Sunday.


David Shoemaker was down today at C W Shoemaker’s for a load of oat-straw.


J H Arnold with several hands have been cutting out the underbrush back in his woods land. When working on this job Wright Turben met with a serious accident last week. A chip flew in his eye and destroyed the sight. The next day Mr Arnold took the unfortunate young man to Cumberland to consult Dr Jones. He told them he could save the eyeball but the sight had been destroyed.






Dr Shull, of Romney, and Dr Lee, of this place, visited quite a number of families living in the neighborhood of Capon Springs and found that there had been, and is now, a goodly numbered of cases of small pox in that section.

This disease (let it be what it will) was brought to Capon Springs 4 or 5 weeks ago by some parties who were logging in that section and it has spread from house to house until there is about 20 cases all of an exceedingly mild form. Had the proper authorities been notified at the breaking out of the epidemic, there might not have been but the one case. All the people of that little hollow have been thrown together more or less, and have carried it from house to house and into the school, where almost every family had a representative and a chance to carry the disease home and inoculate their whole families. Our little town will quarantine against all parties from that section. By this precaution we hope to escape this malady, whatever it is. We are fully convinced that it is contagious and would cause a great deal of worry and trouble, and expense if not deaths, and we don’t want it.





A J Wise, who has been visiting friends and relatives in this county for some time, left Wednesday morning on his way home to Illinois. He will spend a few days at Moorefield visiting his daughter, Mrs Tom Siever, and will stop off in Pennsylvania and visit relatives before he reaches home.


Lester Heltzel left for Cumberland the first of the week to spend a few days. Wile gone he will take treatment from a specialist, he having been in ill health for quite a while.


Thos S Welton, who was confined to his house by illness, is again able to be out.


Geo B Barger has an egg that is six inches around and four inches long


Hon L J Forman returned Wednesday from Romney where he had been on business


Some of our fishermen have been catching nice strings of suckers during the past week


Miss Ella VanMeter, who has been at Chicago Junction, Ohio, for some time, came home last week




As I have been a silent reader to your paper for a long time I will start a correspondence with you.


BORN, unto Mr and Mrs J U Boyce, Jan 28, a son


Mr G W Ravenscroft is spending a few days with Mr and Mrs J L Triplett.


Protracted services will be held at the Waxler School House by Rev Wm Urice, Feb 7, at 7:30 pm, we hope it will prove a success.


Mrs Boyce of Keyser was visiting her son Mr J N Boyce of this place


Mr and Mrs Frank Steedman of Cabin Run were visiting the latters father Mr George Kelley


Miss Elva Adams was visiting her mother at the Keyser Orchard Sunday


Mr Mack Dye and Guy Miller was visiting Mr and Mrs Olen Faulk Sunday


Mrs Nannie Triplett spent Thursday with home folks


Mrs Bertha Kelley was visiting her mother and father Mr and Mrs Luke Lyons last week


The Waxler School is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Jessie Beckman.









The eldest son of Mr and Mrs L B Umstott, Herbert, aged 18 years, died at his home at Knobley on Monday afternoon of pneumonia. The funeral took place Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock at Frankfort.



The funeral of James Keenan, who died Friday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs John Carney, Boone street, this city, was held at the Church of the Assumption, Keyser, W Va, Tuesday morning, conducted by Father O’Hara. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. The pallbearers were Michael Dugan, Michael Gilmore, John Gilmore, Michael Giblin, Anthony Reed and J H Vernon.




The Home Steam Laundry is now in a new brick building located on Water street. Mr Phil E Rank, of Cumberland, the new manager has been here several days installing the new machines and now has them ready to receive the wash as quick as it comes in. The company is installing new machines has secured only the best and latest improved. Careful selection in this line gives them the only laundry in this section that handles the soiled linens as soon as it reaches the laundry. Not only have they taken into consideration the turning out of rush orders but they have also given careful selection to the machines in other ways, one of which is the neatness in which the work is delivered to the customers. The new building is 50 x 60 ft giving them a large floor space and making it one of the best equipped buildings in this section of the state. They have one of the best deep soft water wells in this vicinity which furnishes ample water for all purposes. There will be an office in the Wilson building where phone calls will be accepted and given prompt attention. Mr H B Kight who was with the laundry before the fire that destroyed the plant, will again be connected.




Rev F C Rollman, of the Star of Hope Child Refuge, was in Keyser Wednesday calling on those whose pledges to the above institution remains unpaid. On Thursday morning he sent four children, 3 girls and one boy, whose ages ranged from 1 to 6 years to the Refuge. Through L O Davis and Chief of Police F G Davis his attention was called to three children near Blaine, as being a most urgent case and most worthy of investigation. If these children are sent to the Refuge it will be 13 children under our charge. Several have been placed, but the work is growing and the appeal to us for a home for some homeless unfortunate child comes ringing from different localities. We need help, we need your help, we need food, clothing, money. Wont you help.




An agency for the Ford automobile has been established in our city, Messrs C C Arbogast and J C Sharpless, the promoters. It will be known by the name of Mineral County Garage Company. Plans are already made about the building of the garage and the selling of the Fords will be actively pushed. Both men are energetic and we bespeak for them abundant success.





At the first meeting of the teachers of Elk District this school term it was voted to have another meeting in January. The second meeting was held January 31, 1914, and was opened by singing “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name.” Mr Dunkle, principal of the Keyser High School, then led in prayer. District Supt D C Arnold, extended a warm welcome to the teachers and then introduced County Supt R W Thrush, who gave one of his pleasant and inspiring talks. Mr Dunkle came next in turn and gave valuable instruction on teaching English. There was quite a profitable discussion on the subject. Miss Mary Murphy gave some helpful suggestions. Adjourned for dinner.

The afternoon session was opened by singing, “The School House on the Hill” and “West Virginia.”


Miss Mary Mason discussed the value of story telling in primary grades. She related a pretty story in a very pleasing manner. She stated that it was better to relate a story, than to read it. Her stories were illustrated with paper cuttings.


Miss Annie Fleming taught a model class in U S History. This was quite a success. No books were used by either teachers or pupils. The teacher was complimented for her good work. A general discussion followed concerning answering questions in concert and individually. Messrs Thrush, Dunkle and others took part in the discussion.


Miss Nina Knabenshue gave a good description of the fly as used in her nature study class. She illustrated her talk with a drawing of a fly which made it interesting.


Miss Maude Sallaz explained how she makes relief maps in her school using alabastine. (They tried clay flour but had not succeeded yet). Seven of the eighth grade pupils came to the meeting and each had a map displayed to view. Much interest was shown by the teachers concerning this method of producing maps.


Miss Florence Kinkead had some good work on exhibition which she brought from her school, paper cutting and sewing cards, and explained her work to the teachers. This was interesting.


Mr Thrush made some announcements concerning graded school examinations


Mr C E Gurd gave a good talk on “Civil Government and Life.” He gave some practical suggestions.


Mr L O Taylor made some good points in favor of a high school in Elk District. D C Arnold also spoke of the need of such institution. Messrs Thrush and Dunkle also indorsed the idea, but it is left with the people if they desire it. Other districts in the county are pushing the high school idea to the front.


Mr Dunkle closed the session with a practical talk, rich in suggestions and much appreciated. He was given a rising vote of thanks for his valuable service.


This is regarded as the most successful meeting of teachers, patrons and pupils ever held in Elk District. There were about 60 present in the afternoon and all stayed until the close. A number of seventh and eighth grade pupils came from Sulphur and Emoryville. A large number of Elk Garden pupils were present. The Elk Garden School had a good exhibit of school work, and it was a very rainy morning to begin with.







Considerable interest is being displayed by the lovers of sport in Keyser in the first appearance of the Collegians, an independent Basketball team of this city, in a game with the Fairmont High School team, one of the fastest teams, if not the fastest in the State, having lost but one game this season and that to Wheeling. The game will be a lively one and all who attend will not regret it as we have a strong team and the boys have been in training for many weeks and have played several games abroad meeting with success. The Keyser Collegians have the men to make one of the strongest independent teams in the State and they promise to bring to Keyser the best teams in the State, if the people of Keyser will give them a little encouragement in the way of their support, they will have chances of winning. The game will be played in the K of P Armory, Friday night, February the 6th. McIlwee’s Concert Band will attend and furnish music for the occasion.




F G Davis, Keyser’s Chief of Police, accompanied by Captain Hardy, special officer if the B&O RR went to Pattersons Creek and arrested W F Shepherd, assistant superintendent of Track crew at that place. It seems that on November last Mr Shepherd had occasion to come to Keyser to purchase supplies for his crew. He made his selections at Wolford’s grocery store and in finishing same asked Mr Wolford for dress goods which of course he did not have. Mr Wolford and Shepherd then went to Sincells dry good store, where after purchasing the articles wanted, tendered Mr Sincell a check bearing a Mr Peck’s name. Mr Shepherd endorsed Mr Peck’s name, Mr Sincell cashed the check and returned the balance in change to Mr Shepherd. Several months have passed since the deal took place and a few days ago it became known that the check was forgery. The proper authorities being notified in time arrested Mr Shepherd before he could get away, bringing him before a local justice who imposed upon him $1,000 bond. No bondsman has yet been gotten. He is now in the jail awaiting the action of the grand jury.




A memorial meeting of the local W C T U in honor of Mrs Sallie Carskadon was held at the home of Mrs Ida Reese on Tuesday evening at 7:30 o’clock. There was a large attendance, both parlors being filled to overflowing, to pay this last tribute of love and respect to a departed sister. Mrs Carskadon was a charter member of this union which was organized thirty-two years ago and she was always closely identified with the work and interests of the organization. The meeting was opened with a short devotional service, and at intervals throughout the meeting favorite hymns of Mrs Carskadon was sung. Mrs Ida Reese, the president of the local union, presided, and in a few well chosen remarks explained the purpose of the meeting, and introduced those who had been asked to prepare papers or give talks on certain phases of Mrs Carskadon’s work. Mrs Rachel Stevenson read a paper on Sister Carskadon in her relation to the church. Mrs George Parsons a paper on her connection with the W C T U work. Mrs Nannie D McCoole told of her interest in jail work, which was kept up by Sister Carskadon until the infirmities of age compelled her to relinquish such arduous tasks. Mrs Menefee spoke of her life as a mother and a friend. All speakers agreed in saying that words failed to express their appreciation of the life and work of Sister Carskadon and that though dead she yet liveth for “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Several other ladies paid special tribute to the memory of the departed sister by telling how she influenced their own lives, and more than one said that she had been led to Christ by her. In as much as the National Union has offered a prize of fifty dollars, and the State organization has offered a prize of twenty-five dollars, for essays on scientific temperance, and since it has been the policy of this union to encourage in any legitimate way the inculcation of sound temperance doctrine, it is decided as a further tribute to appropriate for this purpose, ten dollars as money prizes to be known as the Mrs Sallie B Carskadon Prize. A prize of five dollars has already been offered for the best essay submitted by a student of the Prep School, as this money is to be divided as follows: A prize of $5 is offered to the writer of the best essay submitted by a student of the Prep School, so this money is to be divided as follows: A prize of $5 is offered to the writer of the best essay submitted by any Keyser High School pupil on the subject assigned; a prize of two and one half dollars to the writer of the second best essay presented from the High School; a prize of two and one half dollars to the writer of the second best essay presented from the Prep School. The essay winning the first prize by either school is to be submitted in the contests for the State prize of twenty-five dollars and also for the National prize of fifty dollars. The meeting closed by the singing of the W C T U doxology.




Cards are out announcing the ninth anniversary banquet and dance of the Keyser Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, in the K of P Armory, on Monday night, February 23. Great preparations are being made and this event promises to be a brilliant success. For the convenience of visitors of the tri-towns a special train will run to Piedmont, leaving Keyser at 1:30 am. Music will be furnished by Isles Saxophone orchestra.




The following program was rendered at the chapel exercises at the Preparatory School on Tuesday morning by the Y M C A.

Topic: West Virginia

Scripture Reading Robert Taylor

The Lords Prayer The School

Song, Far and Near the Fields are Teeming, Words by Rev J O Thompson formerly of Keyser and music by Mr J B O Clem.

Speech delivered by the late Senator Stephen B Elkins before the teachers association at Elkins, read by T R Boseley.

An autograph poem “Where the World is Best” written by Mr Waitman T Barbe, read by Martin Watson

School Song, written by Mr M J Matthews, sung by the school.

West Virginia—A monograph. This paper was written by Mrs Bryan of Parkserburg and received the prize at the semicentennial celebration at Wheeling last June. It was read by Bruce Hartman.




The following business has been transacted in the Circuit Court since last report:

A divorce was granted Pearl Elizabeth Stemple from her husband, Roland Stemple


Frank Fardett, the Italian who was convicted of holding up and robbing Mr Morrison on the highway near Elk Garden, was sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary.


Geo Duckworth, convicted of carrying a revolver, was sentenced to serve six months in jail and pay a fine of $50.00.


Petro Centafanti, the Italian who was convicted of killing his wife at Blaine last December, was sentenced to twelve years in the penitentiary. Motion was made in stay of judgement for sixty days in order made application to the Supreme Court to writ.


Wm MacDonald was elected special judge to hear the case of State vs F M Reynolds, Edgar Arnold and Geo W Eagle, for condemnation of right of way for a road through their land. On motion of the plaintiff the case was dismissed without prejudice.




In the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of W Va.

In the matter of J W Adams,

In Bankruptcy

To the Creditors of J W Adams, of Piedmont in the county of Mineral, and district aforesaid, a bankrupt.

Notice is hereby given on the 5th day of February, A D, 1914, the said J W Adams was duly adjudicated bankrupt; and that the first meeting of his creditors will be held in Martinsburg, W Va, in the office of Wilbur H Thomas, on the 17th day of Feb, A D, 1914, at 1 o’clock pm, at which time the said creditors may attend, appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupt, and transact such other business as may properly come before said meeting.

Wilbur H Thomas

Referee in Bankruptcy




In the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of W Va.

In the matter of Walter D Martin,

In Bankruptcy

To the Creditors of Walter D Martin, of Keyser in the county of Mineral, and district aforesaid, a bankrupt.

Notice is hereby given on the 5th day of February, A D, 1914, the said Walter D Martin was duly adjudicated bankrupt; and that the first meeting of his creditors will be held in Martinsburg, W Va, in the office of Wilbur H Thomas, on the 17th day of Feb, A D, 1914, at 10 o’clock am, at which time the said creditors may attend, appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupt, and transact such other business as may properly come before said meeting.

Wilbur H Thomas

Referee in Bankruptcy




Begins on Wednesday, Feb 11th, at nine o’clock

At H G Wilson’s Store, No 75 Main St, Keyser, W Va

This will be the largest event of its kind that Keyser and vicinity has ever had. Mr Wilson, finding he is over stocked and needing the ready money, has decided to take drastic measures for relief so he has placed his entire stock in the hands of The American Special Sales and Salvage Co, of Washington DC, with instructions to sell regardless of cost, or loss each and every article of his $15,000 stock for what it will bring and their representative is here now preparing for this big event. Bargains and nothing but Bargains will prevail. Look for the Big Blue and White signs on windows and remember the Day of opening is Wednesday, the Date is February 11th, the hour is 9 o’clock, so be on hand and get yours, you will not regret it, just like putting your money out on 500 percent. The stock is large, new and well assorted. Everything for the Body, everything for the House and all to go in ten days, rain, snow or shine. Look out for that smiling faced man who will be at your door with a circular and samples of some of the thousands of Bargains to be turned loose during these ten days. Handsome presents to the first 25 customers on opening morning, Wednesday, Feb 11th, 9 o’clock, 75 Main St, Keyser, W Va, by order of American Special Sales & Salvage Co, Washington DC.

NB—To out of town customers we will return your car fare both ways on purchases of $10.00 or over on presentation of return trip ticket within 30 miles, so joy ride on us.




C E Harrison, doing business at Harrison’s Meat Market, having made an assignment to me as Trustee, for the benefit of his creditors, all persons knowing themselves to be indebted to the said C E Harrison, are requested to pay their accounts at once and all persons having claims against the said C E Harrison, are notified to file them, properly probated, with the undersigned Trustee.

R A Welch,





Sunday, Feb 8, 1914

9:30 am—Sunday School

9:45am—Men’s Bible Class

11:00am—Morning Worship

7:00pm—Epworth League

Leaders, Col Geo T Carskadon, Miss Fidessa Workman.

8:00pm—Third sermon in the series, “Has the Bible Any Place in Modern Life”

Subject of the evening will be, “The Message of the New Testament to the Modern Man.”

A very cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend these services.

Franck H Havenner, Minister




S S—9:45am

Morning Worship—11:00am

Subject: “The Supreme Factor in Life”

The evening service at 7:30 will be in charge of the C E Society. The orchestra will be in attendance

Everybody is welcome at these services.

H F Baughman, Pastor




Mr C Spidell spent Monday in Cumberland


Mr Leroy Boor spent Sunday in Elk Garden


Mr Patton was an Elk Garden visitor Wednesday


Mr H L Wagoner was a Cumberland visitor on Monday


Miss Lola Liller of Pinto, is visiting Miss Katie Sims


G C Casto of Morgantown was in town over Sunday


Miss Katie Sims attended the play in Cumberland Thursday


Miss Tempie V Smith has returned to her duties at Grafton


Mrs William Allen and son were visitors in Piedmont Monday


Mr B H Ward of Pinto, Md, was a business visitor in the city last Friday


Miss Fidessa Workman has been visiting in Elk Garden for several days


Mrs Russell Litten who has been visiting her parents in Virginia returned


Mrs Marshall Linthicum is much improved after quite a spell of illness


Mr Paul Gocke, of Piedmont, was a business visitor in town Wednesday


Mr Loren High had his sister, Mrs Alice Martin, of Wichita, with him last week


Mr Loren High of Sharpless street is slowly improving from a spell of sickness


Mr James Piper of Eckert spent Sunday with his sister Mrs Albert Davis


Mrs Marvin Williams of Romney is visiting at the home of H S Thompson


Mrs Frank Nefflen has with her Mrs Wesley Hacket and daughter of Baltimore


Miss Ella Allord and Anna Jones who spent several days in Piedmont have returned


Miss Bertha Glaze left Wednesday for Cumberland and Baltimore on an extended visit


Miss Marie Conner of Frostburg, spent Sunday with her aunt, Mrs T H Frankhouser


Mr W L Haines and daughter Hallie of Hagerstown, were in the city on Friday and Saturday


Mr and Mrs H S Pulliam and Mrs Ed Harrison visited Mrs Delauder at Piedmont on Wednesday


Misses Alice Pulliam, Julia and Waltrude Johnston went to Frostburg on Friday returning on Monday


Mrs Ethel Edgell Hill was taken to the Western Maryland Hospital in Cumberland to undergo an operation


Dr E V Romig left Tuesday for Buckhannon to attend the meeting of the State Pharmaceutical Association


Mrs S E High, of Wichita, Kansas has been visiting her sister, Mrs Loren High and brother Mr L J Powell


Mr A E Gapp, formerly of Martinsburg, but now of Keyser, has taken charge of the westbound B&O yard


Mr G E Dye and Mr W E Dye of Ridgeville were in the city on Monday and paid for two subscriptions to the Tribune


Mrs Benjamin Rickamore, Mrs Harry Randalls, Mrs Will Cheshire and daughter Helen were Cumberland visitors on Saturday last


Miss Mary Welton, of Petersburg, is visiting Mrs E V Romig. First of the week Miss Welton will visit in Cumberland and later in Washington


Mrs R S Pettet, of Orchard street, Ridgeley, made a misstep from a curb at Canal and Baltimore street, Tuesday night causing her to fall which resulted in a broken hip


Mrs Jane Suit has moved to the home of her niece, Mrs Geo H Reynolds. Formerly she made her home with her sister, the late Mrs Sallie Carskadon


Mrs Kuykendall of Romney and Miss Sadie Sloan of Burlington spent last night here on their way to Florida  to see the former’s mother in law, Mrs Stonewall, who is very ill


Mr J E Batdorf, our popular policeman has been put off duty for several days suffering with a small growth on his neck, which is now being treated by the doctor


On Monday night last a quiet wedding took place at the home of Mrs William Norrington on Armstrong street. Mrs Otie Davidson became the bride of Mr William Davis. Mrs Davidson is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jerry Hartman of Elkins, and Mr Davis is the son of J W Davis of this city. They will spend some time in Elkins, returning will make Keyser their home.


Mr Luther Wright, whose arm was badly mashed recently, is very much improved


Mrs Hartman, of D street, who has been ill for some time, is much better


Ben Hartman, a B&O caller, has moved from Willow Ave to Lillers Addition


Mrs Dr F P Stehley has returned home from a short trip to Philadelphia


Atty Wm MacDonald was at Elkins Wednesday and Thursday on legal business


Ervin Shelly gave a dance Thursday in the new Armory which was largely attended


Mrs Dr W H Yeakley who was operated Thursday at the Hoffman hospital is doing well


The little child of Mr and Mrs D L Foltz, on W Piedmont street, has scarlet fever


Little Harley Kight, St Cloud street, who has been ill with pneumonia, is reported better


George Cather, who has been ill with fever, was removed from his boarding house to the hospital Saturday


Mr Harry Kight resigned his position at the B&O station Saturday night and went to work for the Home Laundry


Mr Ransom, of near Staunton, Va, father of Mrs Dr W H Yeakley, was called here Wednesday on account of the illness of his daughter. He was accompanied by another daughter


Mrs Faremore, who has been visiting Mrs Will Stewart, of Piedmont street, left yesterday for her home in North Carolina, stopping off in Cumberland for a few days en route.


A party from Thomas, who attended the Liller funeral here yesterday, reported a terrific windstorm in that town Saturday night. Several houses were shaken from their foundations.


The little daughter of Mr and Mrs James Rogers, Piedmont street, is very ill with pneumonia.





VIAVI TREATMENT—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


SALESMAN WANTED—A reliable and energetic man to sell to consumers to territory between Harrison and W Va Junction, our line of celebrated teas, coffees, baking powder, spices, extracts, soaps, etc. Good commission and permanent position to right party. Best premiums. Bond required. We furnish wagon. Apply at once to Grand Union Tea Co, 25 Baltimore St, Cumberland, Md


ROOMERS WANTED—All conveniences. Apply at this office.


FOR SALE—a new trunk, suitable for traveling purpose. Apply at this office.


DR C W LEPS, Dentist, over Dr Babb’s office—Bell Phone 234




NOTICE TO FARMERS—Plowing time is at hand. We have the Oliver Chilled Plow. The best plow in the world. FRYE & SON


W A LILLER, KEYSER, W VA, Send him your orders for building materials.


TWIN MOUNTAIN & POTOMAC RR, E A Russell, General Manager


Buy L & M Semi-Mixed Real Paint at CHAS P PETERS & SON, KEYSER, W VA


There will be a box supper at Short Gap School House on the 14th of February 1914. Ladies are requested to bring boxes. Refreshments of all kinds will be served. The proceeds will be for the benefit of the school. Everyone come and enjoy one good time this winter. Roy M Grapes, Teacher.


Don’t miss it—If you do you will regret it, Wilson’s? that’s all.


The Tribune wishes to announce that it has complied with the requirements with the Water Department in regulating its use of water and trusts that all others will do likewise at an early date.


On account of the funeral of one of their members the sermon that was to have been preached to the Mystic Chain by Rev M H Keene, at 2:30 last Sunday, has been postponed until next Sunday.












CHAS P PETERS & SON, Hardware, Stoves, Paints, Oils.


Mr H G Wilson wishes to recall the public sale reader on page six in which was stated what would take place at his store in Keyser on Feb 11 and to continue for 10 days, ending 21. It seems that the American Salvage Co, of Washington, a concern handling sales for merchants visited Mr Wilson, making a contract for the sale of his entire stock. The American Salvage Co’s representative came in and bargained with The Tribune office for some printing. After this printed matter reached Mr Wilson, he readily saw that the bills or printed matter contained assertions that he did not approve of and that the assertions were misleading to the public, therefor he takes this means of stating to the public that the sale that was contracted for by the American Salvage Co will not take place, but that a clearance sale will go under the personal supervision of Mr Wilson.


FRYE & SON have in stock all kinds of Oliver Plow repairs from bolts to the whole plow


Roy Rafter has opened a barber shop in the Whipple building on Mineral street.


Dr Staggers M T treats all chronic diseases without the use of medicine or knife. Residence and office corner of First and Davis street.


See the choice line of Dress Goods D LONG & SON are displaying.


The Ladies Aid Society of the United Brethren Church will hold a fruit sale in Thompson’s window, Saturday, February 14th.


A large number of Keyser people attended the K of P Fair at Piedmont Monday night. Members of the Union Rank, Potomac Company, Number 17 attended in a body


D LONG & SON have in stock a complete line of Ripplettes in different patterns


Keyser will soon have its new fire truck, it is stated by the boys who are busy collecting the necessary funds to pay for it.


The Fire Department meets Friday night and requests all members to be present


The ladies of the M E Church, South, are arranging to hold a “Birth Day” party Friday, February 20, in the Lecture Room of the church. At the same time they will have a “Parcel Post” sale. The proceeds are to increase the building fund.


A private dance was given at the Armory Wednesday night by Mr John Nordeck. About 75 people were on the floor. Music was furnished by the famous McIlwee’s orchestra. Those who attended enjoyed themselves until about 1 o’clock after they departed for their homes.


The Keyser Street Cleaning Department is up to date. They handle the snow and waste that accumulates daily in exactly the same way it is handled by New York’s street cleaning department. The New York Street Cleaning Department is recognized as one of the best managed public departments in the world


On Monday night The Knight Templers of Grafton members of De Molay, No 11, gave the local Order a surprise by coming in on them unexpectedly. Those who came were Messrs O J Fleming, H E Flesher, J B Bradford, O E Hoffman and Dr F S Luddeth. A pleasant evening was spent. Refreshments were served.


It will soon be the time for painting. The Hanna Green Seal Paint is the best in the world. FRYE & SON