MARCH 6, 1914


AUGUST 20, 2003




Mr C L Bane was selling the remainder of his goods at auction last Saturday.


Wm Middleton who has recently received an appointment as railway mail clerk, was in town Saturday and Sunday. He is now engaged in the mail service at the Baltimore terminal. Will is making good. In the near future his headquarters will be in Cumberland, but his residence in Elk Garden.


On Thursday of last week Mrs James Norman entertained a number of her friends, the guest of honor being Mrs Margaret Branner, of Thomas. Those present were Mrs Branner, Mrs W W White, Mrs Robert Grant, Mrs Myrtle Keim, Mrs Seymour R Taylor, Mrs Mary Harris, Rev John A Shockey, wife and daughter. In turn the same persons were entertained at the parsonage by Mrs Shockey, and at Dr P S Keim’s and at Mrs Seymour R Taylor’s.


Dr P S Keim has moved his office from Oak street to Walnut just below the post office. This building is very conveniently arranged.


Mr Richard Blackburn and Miss Charlotte Oates, both of this community, were married this week at Cumberland at the residence of Mr and Mrs Whisner, Virginia Ave, by the Rev H E Richardson of the Bethany U B Church.


The mildest term that suggests itself to our mind in regard to the blizzard the first of the week is that it was fierce. Judging from the attendance at schools it was the worst day last Monday in a quarter of a century. In the Elk Garden school there were four pupils present in the first grade, four in the second, six in the third, and four in the fourth. The average attendance in these rooms is 33. There were 18 present in the principal’s room. There was scarcely any teaching that day in the rural schools. In one school with an enrollment of 36 there was no one present. Some schools were not open.


The high wind at and below the zero point did but little damage the first of the week. It blew a large glass in at Odd Fellow’s Hall, burst the church door open and covered the floor and pews with snow. Snowdrifts were six and seven feet in height. It surely was a blizzard of great energy.


While we have sympathy for Hank in his distress we abhor the dangerous dope that often flows from his facile pen.





BORN, unto Cracker Davy and wife, a son. If Col Roosevelt were to renew his bounty on boy babies we’d get our share of it in this vicinity.


Mr Orndorff who married Miss Janie Biser with wife and baby came from Greenspring to M M Biser’s a few weeks ago and will move to Vanderlip this week.


Mrs Nettie Tutwiler, of Keyser, spent several days here last of last week visiting.


Last week, (Wednesday morning) was the coldest time here for the winter, mercury registering from 16 to 25 below zero, according to locations and different thermometers.


Sam Biser has repaired the house in which he will move and expects to move in a few days. The items told last week where he will move.


Mrs Edith Whipp left Saturday to visit friends at Keyser and Piedmont and out as far as Gorman.


Edward Davyson, Mill Creek, expect to move this week to Mill Mountain Orchard where they have engaged work for next summer.


Chas McDonald is still gathering up porkers over the country. It has not been long since the price was $10 per hundred but now he pays $11.50, so I’m informed.


Today, Monday, has been one of the most disagreeable days of this winter because of the cold and high wind. We have heard of many instances of damage by the wind last night but the most deplorable were the burning of John Veach’s house at Purgittsville and Geo C Ludwick’s residence below Keyser. They certainly have the sympathy of every one.


Bob Washington moved his bunch of black cows from Dan Bailey’s home last Friday.


After an illness for some time from consumption and dropsy Mr Row White, a young man, died this morning at his sister’s, Miss Mina White. The funeral will be conducted Tuesday at Trinity church by G S Arnold and the burial will be on the mountain of the Manning Taylor farm. The deceased was deaf and dumb.


Some of the things gotten off the wires are; The blowing down of the Sunny Side school house, the blowing off of a large portion of Jno Sloan’s barn roof, and about the same results at H N Kelley’s, also a sheet or two blew off the Beaver Run school house.





The worst storm that has ever been known in this country visited us Sunday night and Monday. It unroofed all kinds of buildings and tore up everything that came its way.


Mrs McCanud of Homestead, Pa, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs Millard Twigg, for the past two months returned home Tuesday. She was accompanied home by her niece, Miss Ethel Steedman.


Miss Blanche Staggs who has been away visiting for the past ten days, returned home Sunday.


Mr Chas Umstot and sisters and Miss Daisy Alderton was calling at the home of Mr and Mrs H J Bailey’s one night last week.


Miss Virgie Staggs came home Tuesday after spending the past few days with her sister, Mrs Vause Ellifritz, at New Creek.


Mr and Mrs W P Ferribee visited Mr and Mrs M L Staggs last Thursday.


Mr and Mrs Jacob Urice visited Mr and Mrs Henry Bailey Sunday.


Mr and Mrs Sam Biser moved this week from the old Steedman place back to Beaver Run. We are sorry to have them leave us. Mr and Mrs Frank Steedman, we understand, will occupy the house Mr Biser vacated.


Mrs Edward Staggs is right ill at this writing.


Mr Tom Ellifritz was a business caller at the Knobley View Farm Tuesday.





Recently born to Mr and Mrs George Miley, a son.


Recently born to Mr and Mrs Jno Shanholtz, a son.


A J Fry, a well known citizen of Rio, passed away after lingering at death’s door for some time.


Mrs C L Seymour who has been sick for time is about again.


Miss Marie Inskeep returned home recently after several weeks in Washington and Virginia.


Miss Bessie Heiskell returned home recently after several weeks spent in Washington and other points.


An infant child of Mr and Mrs Robt Taylor of Purgittsville, died recently.


Postmaster Harwood recently returned from a visit to his father in Elkins who has been very ill and who is now somewhat improved.


Frank Miller, one of the best known residents of Lost River, recently passed away. Mr Miller is survived by a wife, a large number of relatives and friends.


Herd Mathias is about again after suffering severe bruises from a fall of 24 feet from his barn loft.


William Jenkins, a native of Page county, Va, died recently at Wardensville, aged 85. Mr Jenkins served in Company F, Fifth Virginia Regiment, which was attended to Stonewall Brigade, Confederate Army. He was the father of a large family of children all living.



W C Cochran, of Baltimore, recently purchased a farm in this county and will move on it soon.


A N Clower has his cottage ready for roof.


Major Breathed has not been so well this week.


James and Haven Babb were business callers in town Tuesday.


Dolph Strickman left Wednesday for Akron, Ohio, where he has a position on a street car.


Miss Margaret McCoy of Franklin and Miss Margie Boggs left Thursday on a visit to Washington.


Miss Kittie Williams, of Moorefield, spent several days here this week the guest of Dr W C VanMeter.


Sol Wolford of Harman while here last week rented a house of E H Naedele and will move here about the middle of March.


A A Welton and wife, of Williamsport, came up Friday, visiting friends here. Mr Welton returned home Saturday. Mrs Welton remained till Monday and took the train for Cunningham, where she will visit her son Harry.


Lewis Chidister, of near Maysville, this week sold his farm to M E Goldizen, of Falls, the consideration being, so we are informed, $6000. Mr Goldizen sold his farm to a son of Westfall Webb, of Williamsport. We have did not hear where Mr Chidester will locate.


O M Smith and Bros have had seven very sick horses recently. They were all taken sick about the same time and acted as though they had been affected by something they had eaten. Dr Horton of Moorefield was called and at this time it looks as if they will all recover.



District Supt D C Arnold was here on a visit to our school last Thursday.


Messrs Obed and Wilson Hanlin, of near Gormania, were on a business trip to their brother, R V Hanlin, last Friday. Mr Hanlin’s girls, Artie and Gladys, went out home with their uncles.


Mrs J B Nash, wife of “Sang Man,” who left his home and family without any just cause, at least so reported some time ago, left for Laneville last Wednesday. She took her three children with her. His three children, two boys and a girl, are being taken care of by kind neighbors. He has been married twice. In a letter to a friend, he stated so we are told, that he would start for England in a few days. He would make a good subject for the Suffragettes.


Mr Aubrey L Roderick visited his sister, Mrs E S Burns, of Kitzmiller, last week.


Miss Statia Kitzmiller has been on a visit to friends here since last Saturday. She attended the debate on Saturday night, and the storm prevented her from going home sooner.


Mr Ison DeLawder, of Rada, W Va, is on a visit to his father, Jas DeLawder.


March came in like a furious Bengal Tiger, and has not ceased to squall. It has been one of the worst storms for several years. In some places the wind blew down flues, fences and unroofed houses.


Mr John Kuh, of Laurel Dale, was up after a load of coal last Friday. He prepared for the storm just in time.


Miss Maggie Duling is at Scherr nursing her niece, Miss Nina Idleman.


Miss Ella Hockman, of Wabash, visited the Misses Rodericks, of Decker Run, over Sunday.


Last Wednesday morning was the coolest morning of this winter. Thermometers registering from three to 21 degrees below zero.





This vicinity was visited by one of the worst blizzards that we have experienced for some time. Sunday evening the thermometers dropped to 10 and stayed that way all night. The wind was fierce.


Miss Gertrude Michael of Moorefield visited the home of J V Huffman last week.


Harper High of Moorefield visited home folks from Friday till Monday of this week.


Miss Hilda Huffman who is teaching school above Moorefield, spent last week visiting home folks, returned to her school Friday of last week.


Miss Mary and John Hottinger of Keyser visited the home of Mr and Mrs Noah Hottinger from Sunday till Saturday of last week.


Simon Hottinger started for Pendleton county Thursday of last week to visit his father, Silas Hottinger and other relatives.


The beautiful home of John A Veach was destroyed by fire here Sunday night about 9 pm, no property saved to amount to anything. Cause of fire supposed to have caught from the explosion of an oil stove as there was one burning in an upstairs room where the fire started. Luckily they hadn’t retired. Saved no clothing only what they had on their backs, this is a hard slap on John, as he had a nice home. Lots of presents and finery given to him and wife from his father and mother.


Mr and Mrs A S Veach, dec’d, also from two brothers, Earl and Gerald Veach, dec’d, all burned money can’t replace those; his loss will easily reach $4000.00. Besides being turned out of a home this kind of weather, also Jesse Hull, of Ridgeville, was there lost some clothing, a fine gold watch and chain $25.00. In money his loss is $100.00 or more.


Mr and Mrs Harry High, who was married a short time ago was rooming there, they lost all their clothing, only what they had on, $35.00 in money. Besides some trinkets and keepsakes.


The A T High school taught by Geo R Fout will close Saturday next with a spelling bee at night.


Martin Huffman was a business visitor at Moorefield Friday of last week.


J H High and son have a cheap sale on Granulated sugar 5c, Brown 4 ˝, lots of other stuff in proportion.



Mr and Mrs Olen Faulk visited the latters parents, Mr and Mrs G T Miller, Sunday.


One half of the six month term of the Waxler school was ended Feb 13th.


We have had fine sleighing here last and this week.


On account of the bad roads there has been no school for two weeks.





Mr James Carl Walker of this place and Miss Inez Baily of Westernport were issued a license to marry in Cumberland Tuesday.



Rev George Burgess preached an interesting sermon here Sunday.


Mr Edward Rush of Keyser was in our midst a few days this week.


Mr and Mrs T C Likin were visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs T C Thrush, Sunday.


Mr and Mrs H C Homan were pleasant callers here one evening last week.


D A McNemar and son Lester of Keyser were in our vicinity one day recently.


D G Martin will make a survey and map of the D G Staggs farm, near Ridgeville this week for the coming sale.


There will be a festival at the Ash Flat school house on Saturday night March 7th.


Miss Catherine Grayson, who has been in Keyser and Piedmont for several weeks, returned home Tuesday.


Mrs Mosby Martin visited her sister, Mrs Wm Smith, at the “Ridges” from Thursday until Sunday.


The wind storm here Sunday night and Monday was terrific. We hear that it blew off the roof and also blew down a new porch of Edward Lyons residence who lives about 5 miles south of here and we hear from different places in this vicinity, and over the country, that hay stacks, fences, chicken houses and barn roofs were blown down, also wind glasses were blown from houses in this vicinity and the telephone service was badly crippled, the wire was broken in several places. The “Sunny Side” school house, about three miles north of here was partly blown from its foundation and almost turned around. The school taught by Miss Mida Bown, of Keyser, who is now teaching in one room of Edward Roberts residence.


Thursday of last week J M Martin, Herbert Thrush, Mrs Mosby Martin, Mrs L J Mott and Mrs V M Grayson went sledding in the ridges and at dinner with Mr and Mrs Wm Smoot.





Floyd L Morrison has been appointed postmaster at Burlington, Mineral county, succeeding J M Steward, resigned.


March the Second being the birthday of the Matron and Assistant Matron of the Star of Hope, the good people with Dr F L Baker with a large number of pine under each arm and five pounds of sugar in one hand a leader, gave us a great surprise by a most generous pounding. On account of bad weather we understand there were quite a number that could not be present. But what is sent in late will be just as much be appreciated. We certainly did enjoy it and will still enjoy it for days to come.




The parlors of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Piedmont presented an unusually attractive scene on last Friday night when the Rev and Mrs William Harris entertained in honor of the 25th anniversary of their wedding.


The guests were received by their host and hostess assisted by Dr W E Bird, of Midland; Miss Alise Bielaski, of Cumberland; Dr and Mrs Chas E Delinger, Miss Martha Bruce Delinger and Miss Margaret May Kalbaugh of Westernport.


Miss Stella Andrews and Mr Robert Clark were careful to see that there was a distinction made between the married and unmarried by giving a pair of bells to each of the former and a single bell to the latter.


Mr Charles T Neff introduced Dr Bird , who gave an address. Mr Leon Neff then sang.


Rev Martin Ray, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Piedmont, spoke of the privilege which he felt it to be to know Mr and Mrs Harris and enjoy a place in the wide circle of friends who appreciate their sterling character exhibited in an ideal home life. He, too, wished for them a long life of continued happiness.


The Devon Club orchestra of Luke, furnished a well selected program.


A bountiful repast was served from tables tastefully decorated with cut flowers and candelabra, presided over by Mrs George R Bayles, assisted by the Misses Harris, Mrs Chas T Neff, Misses Virginia Richardson and Maud Kalbaugh, Messrs Leon Neff, Jr, Joseph Andrews, Guayle Andrews, Henry C Johnson and Curtis Sigler.


The many beautiful presents were artistically arranged on tables by Mrs William Beresford and displayed by Misses Edith Whitten and Lena Harris.


Mr H R Stotler, town treasurer, who was called to Meyersdale, Pa, to attend the funeral of a relative, returned home.


Mr William B Williams, foreman B & O Railroad shops at Grafton, was a visitor to Piedmont Sunday.


Capt. George M Boyles will organize this evening at the new armory, Eagles’ Hall, a company of infantry for the W Va National Guard. A large number of desirable young men have already enrolled.


Quite a large number were guests of Rev and Mrs William Harris last Friday evening, when they observed the 25th anniversary of their marriage.


Mrs Louis Mayola is visiting relatives at Newburg, W Va, and is expected home soon.


J P Brady’s bids were the lowest for the sewer along Riverside driveway, that is-No1, sewer pipe, $2,837.20; No2, sewer pipe, $2, 421.20.


A number of banks have put in bids with the mayor and council of Westernport to take permanent care of the sinking fund of that town. They are: The Fidelity Trust Co, of Baltimore, Md; The Davis National Bank, Piedmont, W Va; Citizens National Bank, of Westernport, Md; The First National Bank of Piedmont, the Allegany Building; Loan and Savings Co, of Cumberland; Mercantile Trust and Deposit Co, of Baltimore, Md. The bids were held for future determination.


P V Carey, a B&O fireman, had his jawbone accidentally broken.


J F Hoban is getting along finely and there is nothing chronic the matter with him. The information that he had Bright’s disease was erroneously given to your correspondent.


Leslie Raymond Pettet and Agnes May Samuels, both of Piedmont, W Va, were granted license to marry at Cumberland this week.


The large barn at the Half Way House belonging to J Wm Davis was blown down on Monday during the storm.


Mrs Michael Morgan’s roof and chimney was damaged at the same time, also the chimney of the residence of Miss Katherine Murphy.


Dr John E Suter, who has been ill with intestinal trouble, is in an improved condition.


John Jordan, a miner, aged about 60 years, who was injured while at work in the mines near Beryl, W Va, Tuesday afternoon was brought to his home in Westernport.


Charles Z Heskitt, whilest collecting for the Piedmont Electric Light and Power Co of Westernport Hill, was bitten by a ferocious dog. His wound was cauterized and he is getting along all right.


Robert Grant who has been supt. of the coal mine of the Davis Coal & Coke Co at Henry, W Va, has been promoted and transferred as supt of the same company’s mine at Kempton, Tucker county. Mr Grant is one of the most expert supt’s in the service of that company. His place has been filled by the transfer of Mr Brashers from the company’s mine at Thomas. Mr Grant will not move his family from Henry for three or four months until his residence is completed at Kempton.


The people in the George’s Creek region, especially from this end of it, think the road directors should give some attention to the requirements of the county road from beyond Gannon’s store or the railroad to Barton, Md. A number of Westernport and Luke people interested in good roads, went to Cumberland to go before the board.


Mr Stanley H Kenny of Elkins, was a Piedmont visitor this week.


Mr and Mrs Claude W Greitzner, Jr, entertained informally a few friends. A buffet luncheon was served. Those present were: Mr and Mrs John Mackie, Mrs W R Williams and daughter, Miss Marie, and Mr and Mrs J F Harrison.


Mrs Z T Kalbaugh who has been visiting in Baltimore has returned.


Miss Marie Cannon is visiting friends in Cumberland.


Col M P Gannon is confined to his residence by illness.


An expert has been sent to Westernport by the State of Maryland to inquire as to the cause of so many cases of typhoid fever.


Mr and Mrs Dodd F Graham who was touring Florida by automobile are expected to return north in a few days.


Edward Galloway, a coal miner from Beryl, W Va, has gone to work for the Three Forks Coal Co at Chaffee.


The most severe wind storm ever experienced in the tri towns arrived last Sunday after the dinner hour. The damage considering the velocity of the wind was but slight. Several chimneys, fences, panes of glass broken and number of telephones put out of commission. The lowest the temperature registered at 6 o’clock Monday morning was 8 degrees above zero, but the wind was “cutting.”


A large number of members of the order of Elks expect to visit Frostburg at the 15th anniversary of the lodge , from the tri towns.


Saturday was pay day at the mines of the Potomac Manor Coal Co, at Potomac Manor, near Harrison, on W M RR.


Among those on the sick list in the tri towns are Mesdames Renshaw and Shultice and Mr J C Kuenhle.


The public schools of Westernport had a holiday Monday on account of the severe weather and there was not any school in the Piedmont public school Monday afternoon.


About 300 feet of the water mains of the new pipe line of Westernport corporation water was placed out of commission last week by a slip or a series of slips near the Buxton mine on the Bloomington road, of the Maryland side. It has been repaired temporarily by the Messrs Brady Brothers, the contractors who built this line.


The people living on the hill in Piedmont were without water last Sunday morning up to 10 o’clock am.


Mr and Mrs H R Stotler, who were visiting relatives near Dawson, Md, returned home.


There has been a heavy fall of snow in the mountains west of Piedmont, more so than in the tri -towns.


There was very little work this week at any of the coal mines in the vicinity of the tri-towns.


Mrs Charity Renshaw of Piedmont, who has been suffering with pneumonia for several days passed away yesterday (Thursday). Mrs Renshaw had reached the age of 66 years. She leaves to mourn her loss a sister, Mrs Toole who lived with her, three daughters, one in Pittsburg, a son and niece of Piedmont.


Mr John F Hoban, furniture dealer and undertaker, is seriously ill with Bright’s disease.


The condition of Mr J C Kuenhle, of Westernport Heights has not improved any since his return from Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.


Mrs John Gavin, who died in the hospital at Cumberland on Saturday, was buried from St Peters Catholic church this morning with a requiem high mass.


The First National Bank of Piedmont and the Davis National Bank, closed last Monday week on account of being a legal day in W Va, that is when a holiday falls upon Sunday, the next day following is the legal holiday in West Virginia. The postoffice in Piedmont did not observe the holiday.


Prof O H Bruce has been elected a member of the Society of the War of 1812 of the State of Maryland.


Mrs U B McCandlish of Westernport Heights, entertained the Ladies Bridge Whist Club recently being the last meeting of the club until after Easter.


Mr Claude W Greitzner has recovered from a case of tonsilitis which confined him to his home for a week.


John H Gephart of near Harrisburg, Pa, and J Forsyth Harrison of Piedmont, are the only two surviving charter members of Cumberland Lodge No 60, Knights of Pythias. The lodge was organized in the old Allegany county courthouse and a banquet was served after midnight at the restaurant of Ferguson & Cruzen, near the old S T Little brick building. The restaurant afterwards was destroyed by fire. Previously it had been owned and run by an old timer, George J Elliott, who owned the famous pacing horse, “Billie French,” and who also owned quite a “menagerie” at this livery stable, adjoining his residence just this side of the W W McKaig home on Baltimore street.


Mrs George W Harrison is spending the remainder of the winter with her son, Mr H F Harrison, at his home in New York.


There is a large number of cases of typhoid fever in the Tri-Towns, mostly in Westernport. Forrest Slatuck, who has had a case of it is now convalescing.


Victor Shaw Kalbaugh, a faithful employee of the W Va Pulp & Paper Co at Luke , and also a well known vocalist, was married to Miss Maude B Poland, a former teacher in the public school at Westernport, Md, recently. The happy couple left on the B&O train No 12 for an extended trip east and north.


Rev William Harris, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, and Mrs Mary Harris, celebrated their 25th marriage anniversary recently. The reception was held in the Sunday school room.


The funeral of the late John R Lannon took place from St Peters Catholic church of Westernport, Md. There survive his widow and three boys and two girls. He was in his 53rd year. He was a brother-in-law of Col. Sam W Ritter, the insurance agent.


Charles W Washington, colored, aged twelve years, died of typhoid fever at the home of his mother, Mrs Sarah Washington, recently.



Mr Thomas Heatley has elected to fill the vacancy on the Devon Club bowling committee in place of Mr G N Hoover, who resigned.


A message arrived here the end of last week from Mr and Mrs Hoover, stating that they had arrived safely at Havana and so far had had a most enjoyable trip.


The scholars of the 5, 6 and 7th grades of the Luke public school, under the chaperonage of Misses Dowling and Martine, formed a very merry sleigh riding party who went to Lonaconing on Tuesday and spent a most enjoyable time.


BORN, unto Mr and Mrs W B Rapley, of Luke, Saturday, Feb 14, 1914, a daughter, a valentine.



R French Hutson, formerly of this place, now of Cumberland, and Miss Clara Lippold, a daughter of Mr and Mrs William A Lippold, of Cumberland, were quietly married last Wednesday night at the rectory of St Ambrose Catholic Church, Cresaptown. The newlyweds went to housekeeping in their newly furnished home on Fayette street, Cumberland.


Mrs Hannah Rogers, wife of Edgar Rogers, died at the home of her mother, Mrs Whiteman, near Junction, Tuesday morning after a sickness extending over a period of several months. Her home was at Fountain, Mineral County, but several weeks ago she was brought to her mother’s home. Surviving are her husband and five children. Several sisters, one of whom is Mrs B T Racey, of this place, and one brother also survive.


Mrs James Crawford returned home last week from Washington.


Atty H B Gilkeson was a business visitor to Martinsburg recently.


Atty J Sloan Kuykendall spent several days in Martinsburg recently.


Miss Alice Parsons, of Wappocomo, is visiting her sister, Mrs Geo S Brackett, at Flemington.


B&O General Freight Agent Lewis, of Baltimore; Division Freight Agent Bell, of Cumberland, and a superintendent of express accompanied General Managers Trapnell of the H S RR, to Moorefield Monday, where they met a number of fruit growers and had a consultation in regard to fruit shipments for the coming season.


George Dorsey, aged 39, died suddenly at the home of his brother, who lives between French and Greenspring, on Feb 13, and was buried in Levels cemetery, Feb 15. Funeral services were conducted by Rev J L Thomas. His father, seven brothers and a sister survive.


Miss Ann Ruckman, of Keyser, visited relatives here recently.


Mrs J Sloan Kuykendall and children are visiting relatives at Charles Town.


Miss Nina Shuey, of Piedmont, is the guest of Miss Mary Browning Keller.


Miss Pearl Elosser, who is teaching at Luke, Md, spent several days last week at G W S Groves.


John J Lehman and Sommerfield Taylor spent last week at Elkins and Huttonsville, the guests of friends.


Mrs Annie Heiskell and daughter, Miss Kitty, left Saturday to spend a few weeks with Mrs Chas Coleman, in Duquesne, Pa.


Capt C S and Miss Anna White left last week to visit the Captain’s niece, Mrs Hall, in Charles Town. From there they will go to Virginia, thence to visit Capt. John Baker White in Charleston.


Dr Love, of Moorefield, was called here last Sunday week to see little Frances, daughter of Mr and Mrs Machir Vance, who is ill at the home of her grandfather, W N Guthrie.


David Poland, of Wappocomo, and Mrs Mollie Mercer, of near Springfield, were married last Wednesday week at the home of Mrs Rebecca Linthicum, in this place, by Rev J H Billingsley.



Mrs W A Shannon has returned after visiting her sister, Mrs Hughes, in Moundsville.


Miss Nannie Washington left last week to spend some time with her sister in Winter Haven, Florida.


Mrs James Mathews has returned to Wheeling after visiting at Ferndale.


Miss Maud Hodgson, of Cumberland, spent a few days here.


Miss Jennie Parker is spending some time in Cumberland.


J M Pue has moved in the B A Poland house.


J H Poland has moved here from Martinsburg. He is clerking in the store.


Mrs M E Mercer, of this place, and Mr Dave Poland, of Wappocomo, were married in Romney last week.



Groundhog weather still continues.


Mr L H Hines was a business visitor to Keyser last Tuesday.


Mrs John Umstot is on the sick list.


Mrs H C Dawson returned home Sunday last after spending some time with her daughter in Frostburg.


Miss Damie Flanagan spent last Sunday with home folks.


Master Clarence Wolford is suffering with lagrippe.


Mr Harrison returned to I D Taylor’s last Wednesday after spending some time with Mr Hillery Rogers on Cabin Run.


Misses Alda Sites, Ida Broadwater and Lena Dawson and Messrs Will Ryan and Arthur West were calling at W Z Warnicks last Sunday.


Miss Grace Long spent Monday night with Mrs S A Trask.


Miss Bessie Warnick was in Keyser shopping last Saturday.






I V Barton, State commissioner of labor, when questioned regarding industrial conditions of W Va at present, he said that nearly every enterprise in the entire State was running full time, that industrial conditions are excellent and that this State has never enjoyed better prosperity that it is now being blessed with. “The strike in the Collier coal fields is the only labor strike now on,” said the commissioner, but all the other coal companies are running full time when they are able to get sufficient railroad cars.” Mr Barton spoke highly of industrial conditions in this city, saying that Clarksburg is one of the most progressive places in the country today. Mr Barton attended the “get together” Hatfield Republican meeting at Charleston last Wednesday, when an attempt was made by the old Republican party to have the Progressive come into their camp. Despite colored articles in the Republican press to the contrary, the “harmony” proposal met with complete failure, being more amusing otherwise.



Elk Garden

We have now permanently located in the above named town and as the Tribune has a regular correspondent at this place we must now take leave of the dear old paper and its readers as a correspondent. True, we may from time to time send in a few items, but it would be superfuous for Bro Roland and I to both write from so small a place. Our intercourse with the dear old Tribune has been very pleasant. We also want to say to the correspondents of the paper that our associations with them has been pleasant and we expect to still enjoy their interesting letters. Our post office address now is Elk Garden, W Va, Box 135, and our telephone call is Kight’s Undertaking Establishment at the above named place, and now adieu.

We will add the following items to the above letter.

There is an old adage that says something about March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. Well it came in yesterday with a leap like a kangaroo, here at this place, but it proved to be the lion when it landed and today it is a whole cage full of lions. It has snowed constant since noon yesterday and the wind is blowing a gale and driving the snow through every crack and crevis in buildings and piling it behind fences and buildings, is it cold did you say? Well we have no way to tell how cold it is only by occasionally poking our heads out the door, for last week knocked the bottoms out of all the thermometers in Elk Garden.

Uncle John.



The Bridgeport Lamp Chimney Co’s factory, Bridgeport, W Va, was closed down on Friday of last week owing to a bursted gas main, thereby causing the shops to lose a couple of days work.


Affairs are moving in good shape at the Crescent Window Glass Co’s plant, Weston, W Va, and they are reported to be shipping glass as fast as it can be loaded on the cars.


All three factories of the Fostoria Glass Co, Moundsville, W Va, are operating to their full capacity. Three lamp chimney shops have been added to the force in No 1 factory. Business is good in all lines and light stocks are reported.


The Ideal Window Glass Co’s factory, West Union, W Va, is again operating after setting blocks on Sunday. Only one turn was lost and a good quality of glass is being turned out. Shipments are bright for the balance of the fire.


The Independent Glass Co, Sistersville, W Va, are operating their 24 blower tank with all places filled and are producing good glass. They have experienced a successful run thus far and expect to continue in blast the balance of the season.


The Patterson Glass Manufacturing Co, Cameron, W Va, have their 18 blower tank in commission with 13 shops on the roster. The outlook for a steady run at this plant is encouraging.


A six-ring continuous tank is in operation at the Industrial Glass Co’s plant, Cameron, W Va, and a small three pot furnace will be started in the near future. A new warehouse, 20x100 feet, in which to store stock, is being erected by this concern.


The Fenton Art Glass Co’s plant, Williamstown, W Va, is operating steadily with ten presses and one iron mold shop on the roster and prospects seem bright for a continuance until the end of the season.



Charged of the murder of a fellow countryman, whose name the authorities cannot learn, Felix Yaniskey and Andy Gudes, two Polanders, of Blaine, W Va, were arrested Sunday and placed in jail here by Sheriff C E Nethken. It is the belief of the authorities that the shanty in which the murdered man lived was fired to cover the crime. The murder and arson occurred late Saturday night at Blaine. After the shanty burned down, several American residents found a body burned to a crisp in the ruins. Investigation followed, and it was learned that the dead man had accumulated a considerable sum of money. It is believed he was attacked, robbed and the shanty fired to hide the murder. The accused men are about 35 years of age and pretend to speak little English.



Berkeley Springs, W Va

A company has been formed here to raise skunk and other bur-bearing animals on a farm of 2,600 acres. Already a snake farm has been established in this county by Col F H Brown. The new company will raise skunks, raccoons, foxes and musk rats. Herbert Quick, editor of the Farm and Fireside, is president.



The chapel exercises at the “Prep” school were conducted by the Y W C A on Thursday, March 5. A special feature of the program was music furnished by the ladies quartette composed of Mesdames Ray Wells, Harry Wells and James Liller and Miss Elizabeth Hoffman. The following selections were rendered very creditably and were heartily applauded by the audience: “Wait, Work and Pray”, “Drifting “Whispering Leaves.”



On the morning of March 1, 1914, at the home of her parents, near Schell, Miss Minta, daughter of Minor C and Mary Cooper, aged about 20 years. Miss Minta was a good girl, industrious and kind hearted, respected and loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and lived a consuntious Christian life. She will be greatly missed not only in her home and in the Sabbath School but throughout the entire neighborhood where her kindness of heart and readiness of hand are well known. She leaves to mourn her loss, father, mother, six brothers and four sisters. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the writer as well as the entire neighborhood.



Mr C G Cain died at his home in South Keyser Sunday night at midnight after suffering in poor health for some time past. Mr Cain is well known having for several years conducted a restaurant in this city. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon and interment was held in Queen’s Point cemetery.



Word comes from many points in the state that local Clubs, Boy Scouts and individuals are feeding the birds to keep them from perishing during the storm of the last few days. It does not require expert knowledge of natural history to feed quail or other birds. It is only necessary to put the feed where it can be found, and in such shape that it may be eaten when discovered. Thousands of our birds that will otherwise perish can be saved if the general public will assist just a little in scattering a hand full of seed. I appeal to sportsman, farmers, school children and all others to join in this good work to save the birds.

J A Viquesney,

Forest, Game and Fish Warden



As administrator of the personal estate of Nathaniel Kitzmiller, dec’d, I will on

Wednesday, March 25th, 1914

At his late residence near Hartmonsville, W Va, sell at public auction to the highest bidder the following described personal property:

4 work horses, 1 yearling colt, 6 cows, 24 head of two year old steers, 25 two-year old heifers, 1- 3 year old Angus bull, 8 yearlings, 50 head of sheep, 3 hogs, 4 chickens, 1 cider mill, 1 sleigh, 1 spring tooth harrow, 1 pair of bobsleds, 1 buggy, 1 buckboard, 2 spring wagons, 1 road wagon, 3 mowing machines, 6 ft cut; 2 hay rakes, 1 hay tedder, 1 manure spreader, 1 land roller, new; 1 fruit evaporator; 4 sacks of salt, 1 blacksmith anvil and bellows, 1 Barshear plow, 1 wheat fan, 1 hillside plow, 6 rolls of woven wire fencing, 2 sets of wagon harness, 1 saddle, 1 set buggy harness, lot of buckwheat, oats and corn; 1 double shovel plow, 1 crosscut saw, 1 1 log chain, 1 rick of oats, straw, about ten stacks of hay, 2 grain cradles, a lot of hay forks, hand rakes, and a number of other articles not here mentioned.


On all sums of $10.00 and over a credit of six months will be given purchaser to give note with good personal security. Notes negotiable and payable at The First National Bank of Keyser, W Va. No property to be removed until terms of sale are compiled with.

Sale to begin at nine o’clock am.

John P Arnold


Hartmonsville, W Va




The undersigned executor of the will of David G Staggs, dec’d, will on Thursday March 12, 1914, at two o’clock pm, at the late residence of the said David G Staggs, near Ridgeville, postoffice, offer for sale the home farm of one hundred and fifty acres, more or less. This farm is improved by a substantial dwelling house, good barn and other outbuildings, in nearly all grass and cultivated land, has considerable fruit on it and is only three fourths of a mile from church, school and post office and one mile from Knobley Farm station on the M & P Railroad. The farm will be offered for sale, in parcels and as a whole with the right reserved to accept the highest price offered in which ever way said price offered, and to reject all bids. Possession of the farm, except the dwelling house, will be given on day of sale and possession of the dwelling either given at that time to be announced of day of sale. Some personal property, including live stock, may be offered for sale, at the same time and place.


Said farm will be sold for one third of the purchase price, cash on day of sale and for the residue a credit of one and two years will be given, the purchaser to execute his two interest bearing notes of equal amount for the deferred payments and payment thereof to be secured by a line on the property, or the purchaser may pay all cash, at his option.

David A Arnold




All persons knowing themselves indebted to the estate of Nathaniel Kitzmiller please come forward and settle up. Those having claims against the estate will present to me properly proven for settlement.

John P Arnold


Hartmonsville, W Va



Notice is hereby given to the stockholder’s of Twin Mountain and Potomac Railroad Co that the annual meeting of stockholders of said company will be held at the company’s principal office in the Watson Building in the city of Fairmont, County of Marion, and State of W Va, on Wednesday the 8th day of April, 1914, at seven o’clock pm, for the transaction of such business as may lawfully come before such annual meeting.

Given under my hand this 2nd day of March, 1914.

Kemble White,




Departed this life Feb 17, 1914, Little Liller, aged 1 year and 10 months, daughter of Mr and Mrs David A Liller of Old Fields, W Va. Interment in Old Fields church yard. Services conducted by Rev Yost.


There are depths of love we cannot know

Till we cross the narrow sea.

There are heights of joy that we may not reach

Till we rest in peace with thee

In infancy so loving

So innocent and true

Ready each day to greet you

Has gone her Redeemer’s work

To do.

Just a rose bud of earth

With its perfect form

Has passed to the Great Beyond

There to live and bloom

Farewell Dear Lillian on earth

To meet no more,

We will clasp your loving hands

On that beautiful shore.

By one who loved.



Brice Bisset was born Feb 4, 1890. His parents were Mr and Mrs A G Bisset, of Keyser. On May 30, 1910, he was married to Miss Eva Kesner, daughter of Mr and Mrs D A Kesner, also of Keyser. Two children were born to this couple, one a boy who died in May, 1911, and a girl, Arietta Vivian, now sixteen months old. Mr Bissets life was ended by an untimely accident in the B&O yards on the morning of Feb 19, 1914, when he fell from the car that he was breaking to be ground under its wheels. This accident affected almost the entire population of Keyser and particularly those who were acquainted with the unfortunate man. He was a consistent Christian man, and a member of the Lutheran church for four years. His life among his fellow men was above reproach. He was a kind husband and father who loved his home, and he was a faithful workman held in high regard by all his associates. His death is mourned by all who knew him. Mr Bisset is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs A G Bisset, of Keyser; his wife, Mrs Eva Bisset and daughter, Arietta Vivian; two sisters, Mrs Emma Hotchkiss, of Keyser, and Mrs W D Duhate, of Clarksburg; and three brothers, Moses, John and Joseph.




Chester Dixon spent Sunday at Parsons


Mr Epsey Workman spent Sunday in Grafton.


Mrs Mary Walsh was a Piedmont visitor Wednesday.


Mr Edgar Feller left today for a visit at Terra Alta.


Leslie Leatherman, of D street is very ill with pneumonia.


Mrs J W Dayton is able to be out after a short illness.


Mr Henry H Dawson was in town yesterday on business.


Miss Lyra Telle, of Holloway, Ohio, is visiting friends in town.


Mrs W H Yeakley spent a few days last week in Rowlesburg.


T G Pownall and son, Hetzell, were Keyser visitors last week.


Dr C I Long, of Blaine, spent Saturday and Sunday in town.


Albert Rogers of Cabin Run was in our city Saturday on business.


Mrs Arthur Whipp of Burlington is visiting Mrs L C McDonald.


Fillmore Harwood, of Elkins, spent last Saturday here with friends.


Miss Emma Carrol of Grafton is visiting her sister, Mrs Luela Johnson.


Dr L L Edgell has bought a new Ford runabout of Arbogast & Sharpless.


Mrs Blanche O’Neel has returned from a visit to friends in Pittsburgh.


Atty C N Finnell returned Saturday night from a trip to New Mexico.


Miss Nellie Adams is visiting Mr and Mrs Thos Morris at Cumberland.


Mrs A J Boor and son Wayne leave today for Mt Pleasant to visit her sister.


Miss Elsie Wagoner had a card party for her friends the latter part of last week.


Mrs George Sincell’s brother, a Mr Grimes, of Pittsburgh, is visiting here this week.


Master Calvin McCoole spent Sunday at W Va Junction visiting his (aunt?)


Mrs Tom O’Connor and Mrs Elmer Wilson were shopping in Cumberland last Saturday.


Clarence Sirbaugh, daughter and son of Piedmont spent Sunday here with his parents.


Rev B W Smith of Beaver Run was in our city Sunday and preached in the I O O F Hall.


Mr and Mrs D F Tahaney attended the funeral of Mrs Bessie Ward at Terra Alta Monday.


Arnold Gentill, who was here on a short visit, left last Sunday night for his home in Philadelphia.


Mrs D A Arnold of Knobley Mountain spent several days recently visiting her sister, Mrs B B Cavitt


Miss Nellie Buckner has returned to her home in Rowlesburg after a few days visit here with relatives.


Mrs Marshall Virts and her guest, Mrs Dr Rees, of Kingwood, spent from Friday till Monday at Baltimore.


Mr and Mrs Harley Kight gave a surprise birthday party in honor of their son’s third birthday, on Tuesday from 2 to 5.


Mrs Luke Casey, of E Street, who underwent a surgical operation at a Cumberland hospital last week, is improving rapidly.


Miss Katherine Schaeffer, of Philadelphia, who spent a week with Miss Cora Martin and other friends here, returned home Saturday.


Col T B Frye was elected a delegate to the National Hardware Mens Association which will be held in Indianapolis some time in May.


Miss Katie Sim entertained the “Cheer-up-and-forget-it-Club” last Saturday evening. Refreshments were tastefully prepared and served.


Miss Anna Bomberger of Blue Ridge Summit, who has been visiting her brother, Judge L M Bomberger, is now the guest at Mr P M Spangler in Piedmont.


Mrs Marshall Virts of Keyser who has been the guest of Mrs B A Rees for several days, returned to her home at Keyser, accompanied by Mrs Rees who will visit her for a few days. Preston Co Journal.


Mrs J D Kennedy and Mrs A S Nethken went to Deer Park Friday to join a sleighing party and returned Saturday. Both reported having a grand time.


Mrs H G Wilson, who accompanied her husband to Frederick, Md, to spent Sunday with her daughter, was taken ill while on the train. She was taken to a hospital and her condition is reported much improved.


A birthday party was given by Miss Eloise Liller at her home on Davis street last Friday evening.


The residence of John Veach at Purgittsville, Hampshire county, was destroyed by fire Monday morning. Nothing was saved except some dining room chairs.


Charles William Willis, of Old Fields, W Va, and Bessie Cleveland  Wilkins, W Va, were granted a license at Cumberland to marry this week.


One of the worst windstorms, accompanied by snow, that this section has ever known was experienced here last Monday morning. The thermometer registered about zero. Much damage was done to trees, chimneys, roofs, etc. Part of the roof on the Reynolds Hotel was blown off.





ROOMERS WANTED—All conveniences. Apply at this office.


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


For any pain, burn, scald or bruise apply Dr Thomas’ Electric Oil. The household remedy. Two sizes 25c and 50c at all drug stores.


New Curtain goods in artistic designs have arrived and are now on display at D Long & Son’s store.


Itching, bleeding, protruding and blind piles have yielded to Doan’s Ointment. 50c at all drug stores.


Fresh re-cleaned seeds for the farmers always. See Frye & Son.


Where did you get those nobby shoes said Mrs B ? Why at I M Long’s store. I always deal there, he handles the goods that gave never failed and suit me in quality and price, said Mrs A.


Quails and partridges deserted parts of France when the aeroplane first made its appearance there.


D Long & Son have their new spring goods on display. The new crepe dress goods in rich colors and designs.


When the snow has gone it will be time to plow and don’t forget the Oliver Chilled Plows go the deepest and turn the easiest. Frye & Son have them for sale.


A woman’s idea of telling the “approximate truth” about her age is to divide the actual figures by two.


Fresh Ground Corn Meal 20c per sk at McDonald’s.


McDonald’s Best Patent Flour 65c per sk.


Have you seen our new silk pongee dress goods? Come in and see them before they are gone. D Long & Son.


DANCING TAUGHT, Two step and Waltz guaranteed. $5.00. Positively No Failures. J W Gardner, BACHELORS HALL. Office Hours, 4-6 pm, 7:00 to 8:30pm.


BOYS WANTED—Boys wanted to deliver papers. Apply at Keyser Tribune Office.


Babbitt’s Pure Lye, Kills germs, Kills odors.


Keyser Tribune, $1.00 a year.


Easter this year comes April 12th.


The Tribune is the buyers guide.


Children Cry for Fletcher’s Castoria.


FOR SALE—Five shares stock of People’s Bank of Keyser at low price.


VIAVI TREATMENT—I will be at the Reynold’s Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from one until three o’clock pm. MRS L M KENNISTON, MANAGER.








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Men’s work shirts—48c

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