FEBRUARY 7, 1913

Charter Granted

Charters were issued to the following resident corporations by the Secretary of State:

The West Virginia Forestry Association, with the principal offices in Charleston, was incorporated Friday. The purpose of the organization is to provide for the protection and conservation of the natural forests of the state and to promote forestry work in general. J C Watson, of Keyser, R Chaffen, of Elkins, Merritt Wilson, of Widell: W J Giddings, and A B Brooks, of Morgantown, are named as the incorporators.

Helped Capture John Brown
Frederick Md

Isaac L Crum, 72 years old, who helped capture John Brown at Harpers Ferry following his raid into West Virginia to organize a rebellion of slaves, died last night at the Maryland School for the Deaf from nephritis. He was a veteran in the Union Army, having served as a member of Company D, Thirteenth Maryland Infantry. He was a member of Reynolds Post Grand Army of the Republic, this city, and is survived by three sons, William F, Harry A, and Geo T Crum, all of Baltimore, and four daughters, Mrs H S Sohl, Mrs R C Martin, Baltimore, Mrs J W Smith, Leonardstown, and Mrs I O Smith, near this city. He had been a watchman at the Maryland School for many years.

Thornton Reed Dies

Thornton Reed, of Bretz W Va, died in the Miners Hospital yesterday. Last Saturday Mr Reed was run over by a team at Bretz. He was thrown from a wagon, stepped on by one of the horses, and one wheel of the wagon passed over his body. He was taken to the miner’s hospital where he passed away from contusion of the spine. Mr Reed leaves a wife and six children and several brothers and sisters who live at Bretz and Masontown. The funeral will be held at Masontown on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

Alimony for Mrs Schenk

It developed at Wheeling that while judge H C Hervey in circuit court who granted John O Schenk a divorce from Laura Farnsworth Schenk did not make any disposition as to the amount of alimony to be paid. Mrs Schenk, Mr Schenk had agreed to pay his wife $100 a month for life, or during the proper conduct of the former Mrs Schenk. It was also reported that Judge Hervey, when he handed down the decree, said, Mrs Schenk was not only guilty of infidelity, but she had also been guilty of attempting to poison her husband.

Don’t Pre Judge

People used to say " no man can fly" Now flying is a common thing. People used to say that Cholera, Roup, Canker, Sore-head, White diarrhea and Black-head could not be cured. Now OCULUM is curing these diseases in every part of this great country. Don’t pre judge but get a bottle and cure your sick fowls, rather than lose them by neglect. If it does not work for you return it. See your dealer at once. Prices 50c and $1 per bottle.

Keyser W Va

Negotiating Trolley Deal

Col John T McGraw returned to Grafton from Pittsburgh where he has been closing a deal for the sale of the trolley lines and other property at the Grafton Traction Company to the Kuhn interests, which propose eventually to connect the local lines with a through line to Pittsburgh, touching Morgantown and other intervening points. It is proposed to utilize the power plant in connection with the 50,000 horsepower the Kuhns are now building in Preston County, on the Cheat River. The Kuhns propose to light many towns in this section of the state with current from the new power plant.

In Memorium

Of R Walter Mackley and Henry E Mackley, who departed this life January 21, 1913 at George Carnell’s boarding house. Keyser W Va. Their death was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Walter was 27 years 6 months and 4 days old. Henry was 24 years 4 months and 5 days old. Walter had been married a little over two years, but Henry was single. They were working on the B&O railroad. The leave two brothers, Joseph Mackley, of Sulphur, and George W Mackley, of Crellin Md, three sisters Mrs Frank Idleman, of Mt Storm, Mrs John Tomblinson, of Elk Garden, and Miss Clara Mackley, of Mt Storm and a step mother, Mrs Nettie Mackley, and a wife and child all at Mt Storm. Besides they have a host of friends and relatives left to mourn their loss.

Yes, tis sad to part on earth
And never see thee more;
But their will be joy in heaven,
When we meet to part no more,

Those precious ones from us
have gone,
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

They were taken off so suddenly;
Their loss we deeply mourn
In the bloom of life they left us
To seek another home

Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled
And in heaven we hope to greet thee
Where no farewell tears are shed

Goodbye, our friends and loved ones
You have been so kind to me
And I’ll tell it all to Jesus
When his holy face I see

Goodbye, to Christ be faithful
And the cross in meekness bear
Till the Lord shall bid you welcome
In our mansion over there

A Cousin, C M


The Duncan E Shaffer house on East Union street was sold to Lawrence D Willison, who will make improvements. The property is part of the McCulloh homestead patented by the state of Maryland to Robert Clarke in 1792. The original house was built in 1805, as soon as it was definitely known that the National pike would follow the survey just then completed.


Every railroad man who runs into or through any of the incorporated cities of Allegany county must either be vaccinated, cease work pay a fine of more then $100 or to go to jail for not more than 6 months. This order was issued by the State Board of Health Monday.


Miss Mary S Fuller, of Winchester, and John A Rosenberger, of Martinsburg were married here by Rev Gordon I Rider at Grace United Brethren Church.

Lost Both Legs

Allen Clark, ages 8 years, son of Mr and Mrs William Clark, had both his legs cut off Saturday morning in the Western Maryland yard over in Ridgely, a freight car having backed upon the lad. When picked up by the railroad men, the lad showed great nerve, making no outcry. Dr John R Hodges and Dr A Leo Franklin performed the necessary operation at the Allegany Hospital. The boy with companions was picking coal along the track when the accident occurred. At the hospital last night, it was stated that the lad was doing well.

Music Hall Improvements

Mr C C Harris, a talented scenic artist, has been engaged to remodel and repaint all the scenery and new drop curtain for our popular playhouse. This will certainly be a agreeable and needed improvement. The policy of the management has always been progressive and he capacity business that this house nightly enjoys is always deserved. Mr C C Harris, who is doing the work, just recently finished a similar contract for the Maryland Theatre, Cumberland.

Sore Arms Cause

All over the city, in every shop, store and mill, wherever labor is employed, the enforcement of the recent vaccination edict has resulted in men laying off, on account of sore arms. This is particularly true where heavy lifting or arduous labor is exacted of the workmen, and a result the places of he absent men has had to be filled by men hired temporarily. At the B&O freight sheds, six of the men have been forced to lay off for several days and at the Cumberland Milling plant, three of the men are off as the result of the vaccine. At the B&O shops and in every department of that company, scores have lost time on this account.

Fine Entertainment

A delightful entertainment was given at the First Methodist Episcopal church, Piedmont, Wednesday night. Miss Joretha Liller, recited while Mr Frank Keenan, violinist, and Miss Elsie Hoffman, pianist, appeared in the musical numbers. It was an entertainment of decidedly artistic merit and was under the auspices of the Young Ladies Club. Refreshments were served. They expect to give a number of entertainments.

Injured Man Improving

The injuries to J E Crabtree, the B&O brakeman, who was hurt in a wreck on the 17 mile grade, proved not to be so serious at first thought and is now resting very well with prospects of a rapid recovery. A thorough examination at the Hoffman Hospital developed the fact that his back was not broken as at first thought. The injuries in the lumbar region was severe.


"Hink" inter-urban reporter for the Keyser (W Va) Tribune informed the paper last week "by a carrier pigeon" that he couldn’t send any news owing to smallpox quarantine. He failed to state, however, how the "pigeon" got away. Got away on a fly, of course.

On Postoffice Force

Eldridge Sites, of Headsville, has been promoted to a regular position as clerk in the Keyser post office, effective, Feb 1st, and Ray Wells, of Keyser, has been appointed carrier for he town.

Work Abandoned

The stone crushing plant at Rosedale, on the Maryland side of the river, opposite Keyser owned by the Standard Stone & Lime Co, has been dismantled and been abandoned by the company.


The mens Bible Class of the M E Church gave a banquet to the members of the class and friends thereof in the Sunday school room of the M E Church on Friday evening, Jan 31st, 1913. The occasion was a most pleasant one. McIlwees Orchestra was in attendance. A quartet consisting of D T Greenwade, E V Romig,, J B B O Clem, and J W Stayman helped very much in contributing to the entertainment. Harry G Fisher was a toast master, and the following was the program.

Judge Reynolds–"The Church and the Lawyer"

Dr C S Hoffman–"The Church and the Physician"

R G Richardson–"The Church and the Businessman"

Prof J W Stayman–"The Church and the School"

Rev F H Havenner–"The Church and the Home"

Besides the forgoing mentioned persons the following were present:

Marion Reynolds, Clifton Gurd, A I Rogers, Dr Furbee, George Sincell, L M Bombarger, George Davis, R A Welch, J D Gelwicks, J R Kennedy, H G Wilson, W L Harman, W C Derry, C H Vossler, G W Parsons, Jos Chamberlain, Clyde Inskeep, Henry Chamberlain, Sim Bright, Mr Dunkle, Luke McDowell, E L Tyler, Guy Deputy, R W Thrush, A Boor, G T Carskadon, C H Bashore, Oscar Cosner, Elmer Connell, W C Grimes.

Notice of Dissolution

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the stockholders of the Keyser Milling Co, a corporation created and organized under the laws o the State of W Va, held at the law office of William MacDonald on East St, in Keyser, on the 28th day of January 1913 the following resolutions were adopted. Therefore be it resolved. That this company do be mutually dissolved, and all of its charter and franchise rights and privileges be surrendered to the state of W Va, that its assets be martialed and that all of he debts of the company, including any unpaid license tax, be ascertained, liquidated and discharged. And that the rest and residue of the property remaining be divided and disbursed among the stockholders of this company in proportion to the amount of stock held and owned by each stockholder, and that the president and treasurer of the company report all assets, debts and liabilities together with a list of the stockholders to be held Friday, March 8th, 1913.
J G Koelz
President of Keyser Milling Co
Attets: P H Keys, Secretary


When Judge Reynolds closed court last Wednesday he adjourned to Feb 11, when the grand jury will sit, and on the 17th the petit jury will be on hand for business.


Brown Leghorn chickens $3.00 per dozen. Millard Twigg, Keyser W Va


Miss Adie Duling, of Rockridge, Oregon, is visiting Mrs W R Davis, on East Piedmont St.

Mrs James Whiteman, who underwent an operation at her home on Mineral St, is doing nicely.

Thursday of last week, Jacob Howard, of Beryl, a typhoid fever patient, was brought here to the Hoffman Hospital.

Father W A O’Hara returned from Yonkers NY, where he went last week to visit his uncle, Michael Fitzgerald.

D B Biser will once again begin work on remodeling and building to the home of Jno McIlwee, on Argyle St.

It is current talk and comes from what seems to be a reliable source, that this town will soon have a fourth drug store.

P M Dayton, President, has called a meeting on the Mineral County Horticulture Society for Feb 8th at Keyser, at Hood & Grimes offices.

Mr and Mrs C H Hood have returned from Bismarck, Grant county, where they had been 2 weeks. In that time, om 21st inst. Mrs Sarah E Cosner, mother of Mrs Hood died.

The citizens of Moorefield at a special election held Saturday voted unanimously to issue bonds to install a municipal electric light plant. Work will be started at once.

Mrs Charles Jennings, who has been visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs D H Mohler, returned Saturday to her home in West Union

C P Moore, head of the Commercial department of the Preparatory school, was elected vice principal at the meeting of the State Board of Regents in Charleston last week.

Mrs Harriet McGown, of Keyser, who spent several days with Mrs Ida Wolfard at Martinsburg, has gone to Brunswick to visit her son, Mr Charles McGown.

Mrs E L Judy, of Petersburg W Va, is visiting relatives here. She will extend her trip to a month and will visit Morgantown W Va, before her return home.

Chas M Fletcher, of 166 Argyle St, is in receipt of an invitation which he will accept to the Triennial Convention of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company to be held at the New Willard Hotel, Washington on Feb 10th.

Mrs B F Scott went to Keyser Sunday to visit her sister for a few days.

Mrs W H Keller and son Will are visiting relatives at Keyser this week.

Mrs D F Tahaney, of Keyser, visited her parents Mr and Mrs McGreal, over Sunday.

H G Steorts, contractor, has broken ground for a garage for T H Davis. It is located from a lot straight across the alley from Mr Davis home and jewelry store. It is to be 25x95 feet, of corrugated steel with concrete floor, and will be fitted with modern machinery for doing all kinds of automobile repair work.

Mr I D Taylor, of near Rees’s Mill, on of Pattersons Creek’s progressive farmers, was in town Tuesday and paid us a call. Mr Taylor says the ground hog has been getting in his work the past two or three days, but this has been a grand winter for the farmers, as they done a great deal of plowing, but in many respects it is not good for the ground and crop.

This time next month it will be President Wilson.

Someone puts forth the theory that the operation for appendicitis removes a man’s temper. He certainly loses it when the bill comes in.

A contemporary asks "who is the original progressive of West Virginia?" Oh, that’s easy. If you refer to the republican Bull Moose. The Hon Sam Montgomery stands at the head of that delegation.

Senator Hood cast his vote for Davis Elkins. It seems that neither of our representatives in the legislature pay any attention to their Bull Moose constituency back here at home, although they were a mighty force in this county in the past election. How is that?

Information has been received that the bill giving Keyser a new charter embracing South Keyser, has passed both branches of the legislature and now only awaits the signature of the governor. After that is done the new charter will not be effective until it is voted upon and approved by the people of the towns.

The Hon Geo S Vanmeter (better known as Sam Peer) of Grant county, who represents a strong Bull Moose constituency, arose in his seat in the House Tuesday and placed in the nomination for United States Senator , the Hon Davis Elkins, Now, according to the hint thrown out by the Grant County Press last week. There will be a strenuous reckoning with Representative Vanmeter by his supporters when he returned home.


The home of Wm Sines, at Shafer W Va, was destroyed by fire last Sunday, but few of the household goods were saved. Mr Sines was formerly of this county.

Two new cases of smallpox have broken out in the Murphy family near Bloomington, about two miles up the mountain.

Prof L L Friend, son of Rev D A Friend, of Friendsville, and supervisor of High Schools for W Va, has been chosen to accompany Dr H P Voght, of the U S Bureau of Education, to Denmark, to inspect the rural and high schools of that country. They will also visit London and Paris. Prof Friend will report his observations as to the work of high schools.

Mrs Mollie Friend, who has been in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, has been discharged and has returned to her home in Swanton very much improved.


On Thursday evening of last week our literary society settled the vexed question of government ownership of railroads. H C Duke and Talmage Smith spoke eloquently for the affirmative, but R Marsh Dean and Clarence D Umstot, entered into the negative with so much spirit that they received the unanimous decision of the judges. Excellent recitations and essays all helped to make the literary exercises very interesting.

January was well, muddy and foggy, Wonder what February has in store.

Mrs Myrtle Keim returned from Elkins this week where she had some dental work done.

BORN, unto Mr and Mrs Bliss King, Feb 2, 1913, a nine pound daughter.

Rev L C Messick and family are visiting friends and relatives at their old home near Harrisonburg, Va.

There were several cases of smallpox at Shaw, but they are as well of it and ready to come out. It was confined to one family. Everyone in Shaw has been vaccinated, or nearly so, and the place is immune to smallpox. School is in session again with a good crop of sore arms.

Messrs, Willie Cooper, H C Duke, Roy Harris, Clarence D Umstot, Talmage Smith, and Walter Schwinabart made a trip to the north pole last Sunday. The first three started on the expedition on Saturday evening and camped that night at Mr Frank Junkins’. The next morning the expedition bravely and successfully scaled the snowcapped Pinnacle, and through the thin icey atmosphere gazed on the surrounding mountain valleys and towns. They avoided avalanches and ice floes on their return by coming around by Cross. The furthest way round may be the safest way home, but in this case one of the explorers was lost or captured.

On Tuesday evening of last week the Elk Garden train ran over Wm Schwarzer about a mile above Harrison. The remains were brought to Elk Garden where Justice Shillingburg held an inquest. The verdict of the jury is that the unfortunate had been murdered and placed on the track for the train to run over. He was a miner and taken to Westernport for burial.

The revival under the charge of Rev W W White and his faithful co-worker closed last Sunday night. There were between 40 or 50 conversions counting those who were reclaimed. 18 were received into the M E Church, South, Sunday evening into full membership. A number will join the other churches in town. It was quite a successful revival.



Mr E A Duling was at Gormania on business last week.

Miss Maggie Duling was called to Cumberland last week to see her sister, Miss Bernie, who has been very sick.

Mr Jas L Kitzmiller has been quite sick with grippe, but is better.

Abram’s Creek Coal Co is building 10 or 15 cottages to accommodate the men in need of houses. Oakmont is a thriving business center.

Miss Gertie High left here for her home near New Creek last Saturday. She had been staying at Edgar Shillingburg.

The smallpox scare is subsiding and the public breathes more easily.

Little Miss Helen Anderson was so unfortunate as to break her arm at school last Friday. Dr J Oliver Lantz was called to reduce the fracture.

On the afternoon of March 26th , Rev Mr Witten, of Buckhannon was here, we suppose in the interest of the anti saloon League. We do not wish to criticize anyone who has for his object the redemption of mankind., whether spiritually or temporarily, but we most say, that in our humble judgement, in many instances, it is the "blind leading the blind" We are not "pouring cold water" on the cause of temperance advocates gets things somewhat mixed, and it looks to us as if some are hindrance rather than a blessing to the cause.

Mr J E Idleman, of Mt Storm, passed by here on their way to Keyser last week.

Squire C E Shillingburg was called by phone to near Harrison last Wednesday night to hold an inquest over the body of a man supposed to have been killed by the engine on the Elk Garden Branch. A jury was impaneled and after examining the place where the body was found and after taking the testimony of several witnesses the jury brought in the verdict "That the man had been murdered and his body placed on the railroad" It is said that the name of the man was William Schwarzer. He worked in the Oakmont mines.


Celebrates Anniversary

Last Saturday evening Mr and Mrs Boyd Linthicum celebrated the 15th anniversary of their wedding at their home on Main St, South Keyser. There was a large number of friends present which enjoyed the pleasant occasion and joined in to wish that Mr and Mrs Linthicum might live to celebrate numerous anniversaries in like manner. The ladies auxiliary of the B of R T of which Mrs Linthicum is president, attended in a body and helped to enliven the occasion. Mr and Mrs Linthicum received many beautiful and useful presents. The hostess served delicious refreshments.

Those present were:

Mr and Mrs Walter Gordon, Mr and Mrs Warren Harr, Mr and Mrs Sim Bright, Mr and Mrs James Brown, Mr and Mrs Frank Browning, Mr and Mrs Link Robinson, Mr and Mrs Richards, Mr and Mrs Rickard, Mr and Mrs Marshall Linthicum, Mr and Mrs Sherman Snyder, Mrs Kenney, Mr Hollen, Mrs McMakin, Mrs Miers, Mrs Wright, Mrs E V Miller, Mrs J M Linthicum, Mrs Gordon, Mrs Dave Parker, Mrs Ray Spangler, Misses Lizzie Wenner, Annie Leary, Elva Adams, Ella Wolf, Lulu Kilber, Eulah and Edith McMakin, Josephine Miers, Julia Wright, Sallie Miller, Ella Ansel, of Romney, and Miss Castle, of Cumberland.


Charles Sprague has returned from his Florida trip.

Nay Smith and Miss Gladys Hammill, students at the Keyser Preparatory school, were up home for a recent Sunday.

Miss Jennie Spencer, of Blaine, attended the banquet of the D of A of Bloomington council, No 37, last week.

In 1900 Mr R A Smith and not Mr R S Smith began the development of a small tract of coal land in W Va. From a small beginning, see what great results have taken place. The Kitzmiller-Blaine towns of 1913 would not be recognized as the towns of 1900. The whole neighborhood has experienced a wonderful transformation. May the next decade see a much greater growth and prosperity.

Council Proceedings

The newly elected council, or rather the old council which was re elected, held their first meeting for this year last Tuesday evening and transacted the following business:

The following committeemen were appointed:

Finance–Arnold, Boor and Babb

Water–Markwood, Steorts, and Moore

Streets–Babb, Moore, and Markwood

Sanitary–Steorts, Keenan and Boor

Ordinance–Boor, Arnold, and Babb

Lights–Moore, Markwood, and Keenan

Park–Keenan, Arnold, and Steorts

A J Keenan was re elected street commissioner

W W Long was appointed water superintendent

Scott Brown was re appointed weighmaster

Anthony Reed was re appointed a street foreman

F G Davis was re appointed town sergeant and chief of police

T C Coffman, J E Batdorf, and Harry P Adams were appointed policemen

Important Invention

C W Siever, manager of the Siever Hardware Co, and John Siever, a B&O yard brakeman, brothers, of Keyser, have been granted a patent on an automatic car brake. The thought originated with John Siever, but his brother aided in designing the working parts of the device.


Mrs Bridget Hannon died here today at the age of 100 years. She was a native of County Mayo, Ireland, and had resided her a half a century. She had been blind for the past 10 years.


The large store of the Dull Mercantile Co, at Berlin, in the Meyersdale region, north of here, was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning, when the flames apparently extinguished, broke out a second time and destroyed the building. The loss is $12,000. A defective flue is blamed for the fire.


John Abbott, native of Scotland, died this morning at the age of 67 years. He came to America in the 70's He was an expert miner, but had retired several years ago.

Coal Company Meeting

Tuesday the Arnold Coal Co held a meeting at Burlington and selected as a board of directors: George S Arnold, D A Arnold, C K Wilson, and Dr F L Baker. And this board elected J Slaon Arnold, president, G S Arnold, vice president, and D A Arnold secretary and treasurer. This company owns 2000 acres of coal lands lying near Schell in this county, and on this a small force of men is working the 6 foot Kittanning vein and development will be had as fast as possible.

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George W Shirley died Monday at his home in Jefferson county aged 86 years. He was a brother of Robert V Shirley, of Summit Point, Three sons and two daughters survive.


Miss Margaret Lynch, who lived here several years ago, died in Pittsburgh at the home of her brother, Will Lynch.

Edwards Gains 4 Votes
Charleston W Va

Balloting for United States Senator in the joint convention of the Legislature today was indicative of a deadlock which may continue to the end of the session.

Edwards gained four votes putting him on a level with Elkins, who held the same number of votes he received yesterday, while Mann and White each received one less than yesterday.

Only one ballot was taken. The result was:

Republicans--Elkins, 16; Edwards: 16; Mann: 14; White: 4; Hubbard: 4; Scott:3; Goff: 2; Mason: 2; Nesbitt: 2; Glasscock: 1; Dawson: 1; Showalter: 1; absent 2.

Democrats–Watson, 45: Hamilton, 1, Chew, 1: absent:1.

Total present and voting, 113, Necessary for choice,57.

Edwards gained one vote each from Elkins, Showalter, Glasscock, and Warren Miller over yesterdays voting. Elkins gained one from White. Mann’s loss of one was occasioned by an absent member.

Neither Mann nor Elkins attempted to show his true strength, some of their pledged delegates casting complimentary votes.

The Democratic vote showed no chance over yesterdays. Senator Watson, the caucus nominee, received all the votes except those of Bland, who supported Congressman Hamilton, and Delegate Calhoun, who voted for Chew.

The Yost resolution, memorializing the National Congress to pass the Kenyon-Sheppard bill, was adopted by the house of Delegates at todays session by a unanimous vote.

The house passed a bill changing the beginning of the State fiscal year from Oct 1 to July 1, advancing several administration bills to second reading and voted to cut off the pay of attaches who are absent when needed.

Both houses reported favorably a bill providing for he sterilization of insane and criminals.

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Found Dying on Track

The authorities at Westernport are investigating the mysterious death of Harry Slee, 26 years old, an Englishman,, whose body was found on the Western Maryland tracks in front of the Devon club house at Luke early yesterday morning. He was never known to ride a freight train. There was a deep gash on his head with one side smashed. He was unconscious and lived but a short time after being found. He is survived by his wife at Beryl W Va. Slee, an officer of Westernport Lodge, Loyal order of Moose.

List of Letters

Remaining unclaimed at the post office at Keyser W Va week ending Feb 6 1913:

Miss Dollie M Bowers, Miss Nellie Davis, Miss Nellie Johnson, (2) Mrs Willie Murphy, Mrs Bertha Price, Miss Janie Shockey, U R Chase, Jas Cessna.




DIED, January 25, at the home of his son in law, Granville Propst, near town, of dropsy, George W Moyers, aged 68 years. Burial took place on Monday at the Dickenson burying ground on Dickenson Mountain.

Rev C R Lacy, left Monday for Romney, where he will assist Dr Brooke in a meeting.

Miss Alice Marshall, an estimable lady of our town, was slightly paralyzed in her left side on Friday last.

Will Thacker, of Thornwood, Pocahontas county, spent a few hours in town Friday, on his return home from a visit to his father, S H Thacker, of Upper Tract, who has been quite ill for some time, but whose condition is now improving.

H C Pope, went to Fort Seybert Saturday to see his son, Roy, who was right sick. Mr Pope returned Sunday reporting the little boy better.

Harry Crigler is putting up a large blacksmith shop between the Franklin Bank and Bowers and Hammer’s Livery stables.

Mrs Martha Lough still continues poorly.

Chas S Smith had a sale Wednesday and will move to Morgantown.

H L Powers is off from his work again with rheumatism.


BORN, to Mr and Mrs H C Spessart, a daughter, last Friday.

The small children of Frank St, Italian, died of dyptheria and there are no more cases of the same dreadful disease in town.

Dr Butt, of Davis, was here Sunday to see the small child of Dr Johnson, who has dyptheria.


Mrs Geo W Kimble died Sunday at her home at Brushy Run, after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband and several children.

Mrs Wilbur Barger, of Washington, C H O, arrived here Wednesday evening on an extended visit to relatives at her old home.

Eugene Alt, of Seemly, was here Wednesday. He told us that a small child of David Mongold, who lives near Klinc, died last Saturday of infantile paralysis.

John G Harman and wife left Tuesday for Richmond and other points in Virginia, where they will spend about 2 weeks visiting.

Samuel Secrist, living about 4 miles west of Maysville, died Wednesday. Mr Secrist had an attack of grip, but had recovered sufficiently to go to work. While working in the field he was taken suddenly ill and had to be hauled to the house, after which he lived but a short time.

Paul Welton, George Shobe, Harry Hartman, Grover Hill, Jim Keplinger, Jean and Bryan Shobe, and Floyd Harrison went to Keyser the first of the week where they expect to work.

John Self and John Kimble, who were indicted in the Federal court for violation of the revenue laws, pleaded guilty last week. The former was fined $200 and cost and 60 days in jail, and we have been unable to learn what Kimble’s sentence was.

The stockholders of the Grant county Bank held a meeting here Tuesday and reduced their directorate from 11 to 9 members. This bank, under its capable officers, does a safe and conservative business and enjoys the confidence of its patrons.

The Press is breaking ground for its new building which will be located at the rear of the bank.

Miss Cora Ours, formerly of this place, but now living at Elkins is visiting her mother and other relatives here.

Mrs K C Vanmeter, who has been sick with the grip, is able to be out.

Miss Clara Barr left Sunday for Keyser, where she expects to remain some time.

John Harness, after a pleasant visit at the old home, returned to Berwind last week.

H H McNemar was confined to his room with grip several days last week.

W H Conrad, of Keyser, the well known Native Herb medicine man, was in this county for several days last week.

Miss Elsie Lawson, the primary teacher in the Petersburg Graded school, was unable to teach a few days last week on account of sickness.

Thos. Welton, who is employed at the Keyser shops, and who has been spending a few days at his home here, having been vaccinated for smallpox, and in the time suffered from extreme pain with his arm, returned to his work the first of the week, accompanied by ten of our young people who expect to work for the B&O of Keyser.

A A Welton recently bought 12 head of 2 year old cattle of Ed Schell and 10 head of the same age of Will Roby for fall delivery.

Albert Roby bought 5 head of 2 year olds of J R Smith for fall.


Death has again been in our midst our friend and neighbor, Mrs Sallie E Cosner, widow of the last Aaron F Cosner, who died at her home near Bismarck Tuesday night. Jan 22nd, of pneumonia, aged 56 years, 3 months, and 25 days. Mrs Cosner was the oldest daughter of the late Basil Moreland, and was married to Aaron Cosner Aug. 19th, 1888. She leaves 4 children, Dewitt, who owns the store here, Mrs C H Hood, of near Keyser, and Clay W and Aaron, who still remain at home and who are left alone, as father and mother are now both quietly sleeping side by side near the home where they spent so many happy days together. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs Amanda High, of Elkins, Mrs Ada Mason, of Bayard, and Mrs Baker Harris, of Lahmansville. Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday at 1pm, by Rev Jonas Fike, of Eglon, a large crowd attended the last sad rites. We sympathize with the children in the loss of their mother and with her other relatives, knowing full well the loss of our

Dick Welton bought off Chas Hamstead 12 head of 2 year olds for spring delivery.

Ott Judy, of Upper Tract, unloaded a car load of 2 year old cattle here Monday evening which he received from Chicago. We understand this makes three car loads of cattle which Mr Judy has received from Chicago in the last few weeks.

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Chestnut Blight in West Virginia

A Disease that Threatens the Extermination of one of our Most Valuable Trees.

A disease known as chestnut blight first appeared on Long Island in 1904. During the 8 years since then it has spread into a dozen states and has destroyed 40 million dollars worth of chestnut timber. The Blight has made such headway in Pennsylvania that the Legislature of the state, two years ago, forced to appropriate two hundred and seventy five thousand dollars to combat it.

The forests of West Virginia are comparatively free from the disease at present but it has entered on the east and is killing chestnut trees at a rapid rate on the west face of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Jefferson county. It was hoped that the valley of the Shenandoah which is about 20 miles wide and is without any chestnut timber would act as an effectual barrier to the spread of the disease, but in the last two or three weeks it is found to have entered the eastern boarder of our great chestnut belt in Berkely and Morgan counties.

Unless prompt and vigorous measures are taken to check the distribution of the blight before it becomes widespread, there is little hope that the vast quantity of chestnut timber of the state can be saved.


Charles W H Bucy, 28 years old, B&O brakeman, was killed Friday by a fall from his train on the Connellsville division, near Sand Patch tunnel. He was cut in two. Bucy was married about three months ago to Miss Anna Schroeder, of Ridgely, W Va.

Have C W Shelly draw plans for your new house.


(Successor to Geo E Wells)

Phone your orders to Geo E Wells Old Stand, on Mineral St, and you will have prompt attention.

Wm MacDonald–Attorney at Law, Com’r Accounts, Com’r in Chancery
Office on East St.

 Carskadon–Att. At Law, Fairmont W Va

Wm C Clayton–Attorney at Law, East St, Keyser

R A Welch–Attorney at Law, Collections a Specialty, Office in Law Building.


BORN, to Mr and Mrs Leslie Orndorff, Jan 22nd, a son.

BORN, to Mr and Mrs Seymour Kuykendall, Jan 21st, a son.

BORN, to Mr and Mrs Ludwig Braun, Friday, a daughter.

BORN, to Mr and Mrs Lloyd Frownfelter, of Horton, a son.

Word was received here on Monday, Jan 27, advising of the death of Summer W Thompson, of Long Beach Ca, formerly of Davis.

Walter Rogers returned to Davis Saturday after an absence of 18 months, part of which he spent in Mexico.

Mrs Gates Williams died early Monday morning after a brief illness of one week.

"I Want to Be Loved and Lied To"

Blanche Bates, the famous actress who has starred in a number of popular plays the past few years, has recently expressed her sentiments in the following spirited fashion:

I want to be an old-fashioned woman!

I believe in all the old-fashioned ideals, the old-fashioned virtues and the old-fashioned vices.

I do not want a man to talk politics or the high cost of living to me. I want him to tell me that my eyes are the brightest, my lips are the reddest, and that I am the dearest, most lovable woman in the world.

I have grown very tired of all these equal rights and single standards for men and women. I want the old-fashioned feminine rights to be taken care of as a husband must care for you, to be loved and be lied to in the way that all lovers lie.

Nature, you know, meant women for just one thing; and as you bear children or as you are sterile you are a worthy product or a cumber of the earth.

I want to be able to wear the mid-Victorian costumes, for I am so tired of everlastingly denying myself chocolate creams and other dainties for fear I will grow too fat to be able to get into my latest hipless gown without a shoe horn.

I really want to wear my own hair, instead of paying exorbitant prices for that which belongs to someone else.

If women only knew it, how much easier and pleasanter it would be for them to live as our grandmothers lived, accepting placidly instead of hitting their heads against the stone wall of feminine tradition and man’s ideals of what a woman should be (for men still have those ideals, you know), and everlasting trying to change the inherited ideas of their lords and masters.

How perfectly delightful it would be to spend a hole afternoon stitching cross stitch moss roses upon a pair of slippers for the man you love, while all the while you remembered how he looked when he raised the glass to his lips the night before and passionately murmured, " Drink to me with only thine eyes."

Does ever anyone see a man stand bareheaded upon the street any more while he talks to a woman?

I cannot understand why women should want to be on an equal footing with men, when they can be placed upon pedestals and worshipped.

I do not want to eat in restaurants, when the woman across from me drinks a cocktail and bemoans that fact that that in this country she is permitted to smoke in only one hotel.

I want to sit down to my own table, in a house which has a garden, a barn and a chicken coop and cows and horses and dogs, and plenty of children running about with their mouths covered with berry stains which proclaim that they have visited a wild berry patch in the meadow.

I want to eat the old-fashioned foods, cooked without French sauce.

And I would like to enjoy the old-fashioned neighbors–the kind that used to come in when one of he children was sick and bring a dish of chicken broth or gruel, who sat up with you all night when you are mourning your dead, who sent in towering wedding cake when your oldest daughter married.

We are more or less frauds, when we say we want to be comrades, friends, fellow-workers, and equal suffragists with men. We want nothing of the kind, we just want to be taken care of and sheltered and petted, and made comfortable.

Good Way to do Business

If the food does not digest well, If there is gas or pain in the stomach, if the tongue is coated and the breath bad, if there is constipation and straining, Dr Howards specific will cure you. If it does not, you have Romig Drug Co’s personal guarantee to return your money.

Dr Howard’s specific gives quick relief and makes permanent cures of constipation, dyspepsia, and all liver troubles.

There are statements, but Romig Drug Co are giving their customers a chance to prove their truth at just half the regular price–sixty doses for 25c, If they are not found true, all you have to do is ask for your money.

License to Marry

License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

Feb1–John W Greenhorn, 39, Barton Md and Martha Carroll, 35, Piedmont.


Moorefield Examiner of 30th

Mr and Mrs Isaac Wilderson, of Oakland Md, who have been the guests of Mr and Mrs A V Wilson, have returned to their home.

We failed to mention last week the death of Mrs Lloyd, at her home near this place. Sunday Jan 19th, Mrs Lloyd was about 75 years old.

Clel McNeill had the misfortune to have he heavy ice box to fall on his hand and mashed tow of his fingers badly. On one finger the nail was tore off.

Mrs J H Hannon, who visited here for several weeks, left last Friday to her home in Timberville. Clark Kuykendall accompanied her to Romney and spent the night here.

Miss Ruth Randolph left Sunday morning for Baltimore where she will take treatment in a hospital in that city. Miss Kittie Williams, Dr Love, and W A Allen accompanied her.

A M Inskeep has been right much indisposed this week.

BORN, to Mr and Mrs Frank Maxwell, of El Paso Tx, Jan 22nd, a boy.

B B McMechen, of Glendale, arrived Monday evening on a short business trip.

Miss Janet Welton left last week for Philadelphia, where she will spend a short time taking treatment.

Miss Bessie Ultz, of Stark, Maine, arrived last week and is the guest of Mr and Mrs Will Friddle near town.

Mr and Mrs Warfield Taylor, who spent a few days last week visiting relatives , returned to Richmond Monday.

Mr and Mrs Courtney Wilson, of Gormania, are the guests of Mr Wilson’s parents, Mr and Mrs A V Wilson.

MARRIED, by Rev Chas D Gilkeson, Wednesday, Jan 29th, 1913, Page Crites and Miss Susan Kuykendall daughter of he late Seymour Kuykendall.

The Wardensville Correspondent says:

Here is a list of some of the marketing shipped from here since Oct 15, 1912, by two merchants: rabbits 2,320, walnut kernels 4,291 lbs, eggs 8,400 doz, chickens 9,000 lbs, turkeys reported several weeks ago.

Second Hand Doors, Windows, Etc, For Sale

I have a large assortment of glazed sash of various sizes, large paneled doors, rolling partitions, glass partitions etc, out of old school building. This is in all first class condition and will be sold cheap. The sash are just the thing for poultry houses, out buildings, and the like.
Apply at Liller’s Lumber Parlors.

Viavi Treatment
I will be at the Reynolds Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o’clock pm.
Mrs L M Kenniston

A modern 6 room house, Hard wood finish, good cellar, well and city water. Good lot with a variety of fruit. On Argyle St. Price $2300.
Inquire of Ed Hall, 9 Green St, Cumberland Md.

We have a few Smith Premier and Underwood typewriter ribbons for sale. Apply at this office.

Fine business site at west side of Main St, Keyser W Va, adjoining Reynold’s Hotel, 30 ft front, with two story building now used as grocery store and barber shop. Make me an offer. For further information address A L Cropp, 1211 El Molina St, Los Angeles, Ca.

Begin your New Year right, buy your groceries at L C McDonald’s.

If you would always be sure of an audience abuse somebody.

For the best oysters in town, go to Greenwade’s.

Mrs Nancy McCandish Smith, aged 87 years, died at 1:27 Tuesday morning at her home on Smith St in Cumberland. She was the widow of Louis Smith, for years proprietor of Allegany Hotel.

FOR RENT–3 large rooms second floor Wilson Building; suitable for lodges, offices, or clubs.
Apply at Wilson’s Store, 75 Main St.

Sunday, a congregational meeting will be held by the members of the Trinity Lutheran Church to consider the matter of issuing a call to a minister to fill the pulpit of the Davis St Church regularly.

My, my, ladies, have you seen the new spring goods at D Long and Son’s?


State’s attorney Pardew visited Lonaconing Friday for the purpose of causing warrants to be issued for the arrest of Archibald Evans and H Clay Evans and two employees of a moving picture show owned by Evans Bro’s. They are charged of having run the show last Sunday night in violation of the law.

D Long and Son were the business people in town yesterday. They were arranging that large invoice of spring goods for the ladies to inspect. Have you seen them?


Engineer W E Cheshire is on the sick list.

J W Dunn, of Burlington, spent last week in town.

Mrs Walter Pollock paid Cumberland a visit Wednesday.

Squire C W Ervin, of Blaine, was in town Tuesday on business.

A C Rawlings, of Rawlings, was in town Wednesday on business.

Miss Mabel Babb, of Falls, has gone to Wheeling to visit Miss Anna Vossler.

Mrs J W Chrisman spent Tuesday in Cumberland on a shopping tour.

Glen Workman and Irvin Shelly spent Sunday in Baltimore with friends.

Misses Martha and Grace Kight were visitors in Cumberland on Wednesday.

P A Stickley, of Richmond, Va, was calling on Keyser friends Wednesday.

Jas E Peters, a B&O shopman, spent from Friday to Sunday in Baltimore.

The family of Mr and Mrs Wright Davy are all on the sick list at their F St home.

Mr S S Rees, of up New Creek, paid friends at Moscow a visit last Sunday and Monday.

BORN on Monday, January 27th, to Mr and Mrs Fred Dodd, of West Piedmont St, a son.

Mrs S H Jordan and daughter, Miss Lillian, were visitors in Cumberland Wednesday.

Mrs E L Judy, of Petersburg, spent last Friday here a guest at the home of Mrs Sallie Johnston.

Clerk J V Bell went to Washington Wednesday on a short trip, and expects to return next Sunday.

Mr and Mrs H L Atkins just returned from a weeks visit to Mrs Atkins parents at Pittsburgh Pa.

Mr Lawrence Kimes, of Kimes Bros, has returned from a flying business trip to Cleveland Ohio.

H W Biser, a well known railroad man of Cumberland, was registered at Reynold’s Hotel last Monday night.

Mrs Elizabeth McCarty, of Romney, was a guest of her sisters, Misses Margaret and Sue Sheetz, the past week.

Clarence Vossler, of Maysville, a young merchant, was here visiting his parents, on South Mineral St, a day or two this week.

T B Davis, of New York, nephew of the late Col T B Davis, and Mr Geo McVeigh, of Cincinnatti Ohio, were here Tuesday looking over Mr Davis’s interests.

C E Gray, a drummer of Louisville Ky, who had been driving this section for 28 days, was called home by a telegram announcing the serious illness of his wife.

Mrs W E Miller, of N Main St, is at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, where she has gone under a surgical operation. Mrs Miller was at one time an active trained nurse.

Roy Babb, of Falls, was here Wednesday. He had to been to Frostburg, and was on his way home with a handsome combination driving and saddle horse which he bought of Mil Rase.

Rev. U S Landstreet, of Grant Co W Va, is the guest of Rev W L Lynn.

Rev H C Smith, of Cumberland, was a visitor here yesterday.

Miss Margaret Johnston, of Clarksburg, came in last Friday on a short visit to her grandmother, Mrs Sallie Johnston, returning home on train No 55 Monday, accompanied by her aunt, Miss Sara McCarty Johnston, who went out for a few days visit.

Attys, F C Reynolds, W H Griffith and Taylor Morrison, of Keyser, were at Phillippi Saturday, representing different interests in Marx Shearer bankruptcy case before Judge Dayton of the North District of W Va. Shearer, who owned a big mercantile business at Piedmont, assigned a year ago.

Rev M H Keen, wife and little son returned home last Saturday from an extended visit to the home of Mrs Keen’s parents in Texas. Mr Keen was given a leave of absence by his church for he purpose of recuperation on his discharge from the hospital after his recovery from an operation for appendicitis, and he came back fully restored.

Since the above was put in type we learn that Mrs Keen and son did not return with Mr Keen, but will remain a while longer.

W E Iser, of Rawlings, was in town yesterday on business.

BORN, to Mr and Mrs W H Frye, at Lahmansville, a 12 pound son.

E A Russell has been on a business trip to Fairmont and Clarksburg this week.

Gus Lee, who was sick for some time, has resumed work as brakeman on the B&O.BORN, on Wednesday, Feb 5th, to Mr and Mrs Homer Clark, of Water St, a son.

Mrs D E Lawson and sister, Mrs Kate Williams, were in Cumberland Wednesday shopping.

Mr D Riley Shull, the popular shoe drummer, is off duty this week, being laid up with a severe attack of grip.

Miss Alma Grayson, of Antioch, went to Cumberland today to pay her aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs Jeff Grayson, a visit.

Miss Hattie Estes went to Philadelphia last week, where she has entered the Presbyterian hospital to take training to be a nurse.

Mr Geo S Arnold, of South Branch, was a guest of Mr and Mrs D A Arnold, at Knobley Stock and Fruit Farm, from Tuesday to Thursday.

Rev and Mrs A O Price and children went to Cumberland yesterday for the purpose of having a slight operation performed on little Miss Elinors throat and nose. They expected to return today.

Miss Teckla Fundenberg, of Deer Park, who has been spending the winter in Carlisle Pa, with relatives and friends, will sail on Saturday for Jamaica, where a few weeks will be spent and from there on to the Canal Zone for a brief visit.

Mr and Mrs A T High of Purgittsville, were in town yesterday on their way home from Bayard, where they had been attending the funeral of Mrs Highs father., Phillip Rinker, who died at that place Feb 3, and was buried on the home place. Obituary will appear next week.

Mrs Leah F Sincell was called to Lonaconing last Friday on account of the illness of her daughter, Mrs Olin F Durst, who was taken ill a few days previous, but who is now better. Mrs A L Trenton and two children, of Keyser, are guests of Mrs Margaret Lawton and other Oakland relatives.

Master Thomas D Frye, of Richwood, son of Mr and Mrs D H Frye, is spending a while with his grandparents , Col and Mrs T B Frye. He came down Tuesday with his cousin, Miss Clara Rush, who spent the night here. She has been spending some time Mr and Mrs Frye at Richwood, and was on her way home, at Somerset Pa.

T B Doman, of Mt Lake was called to Clarksburg W Va Monday. While in that city has purchased a fine cornet.

Miss Bessie Offutt left Sunday for Morgantown W Va, where she will be the guest of Mr and Mrs Samuel Brady for several days.

Miss Bertie Lawton, who spent three weeks in Keyser the guest of relatives, returned to her home.

The friends of "Hetz" Pownall will be glad to know that he has succeeded in getting before the debating team at Mercersburg Academy. He is the youngest boy to become a member of the team in the history of the school. Cumberland boys make good at home and abroad. The young man is the son of Thos G Pownall, and has often visited relatives here.

Miss Florence Kinkead, of Dodson, has been indisposed for several days with a very sore are but we are proud to say that she is very much improved and has resumed her duties as school teacher at Upper Potomac.

Harold Moon, of near North Glade, this county, who has been teaching school in Garrett County for several years past passed successfully the examination for railway mail clerk at Cumberland, recently, and was notified last week of his successful passage of the examination and to hold himself in readiness to begin work soon. He is the son of Mr and Mrs G W Moon of that section and is very worthy young man.

Jno W Biggs, of near Wilson, this county, brought to Oakland one day last week the scalp and foot of a monster wild cat, which he had killed a few days previous, after having caught it in a large steel trap. It was one of the largest that has been killed in this region for many years.

Mrs Lloyd Winters, of Wildell, W Va, is visiting friends at Swanton her old home. Mr and Mrs Winters will move to Keyser where they expect to make their future home.


The lion in I M Long’s window is attracting attention.

The shoes that keep looking stylish are sold by D Long and Son.

BORN to Mr and Mrs Patrick Naughton, E Street, on Feb 2nd, a daughter.

Dr L H Gaston has bought a new Ford automobile of agent T H Davis.

C C Clevenger paid relatives at Winchester, a visit to last Saturday to Tuesday.

Messrs, Floyd and Lloyd Mills entertained a number of their friends at their home on Mozelle St last Friday night.

All of the smallpox patients that were at the pest house have been discharged and the place has been closed.

Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday and the beginning of lent. At the end of six weeks Easter will come.

Christmas is past, but you must eat. The best and cheapest is at L C McDonald’s.

Mrs Kate Johnson entertained a few friends at supper on Wednesday evening at half past five. Covers were laid for 12.

Whether its something to wear or eat, every in season at L C McDonald’s.

Mrs Louie Leps entertained a few friends Monday evening at her home in her usual pleasant manner.

McIlwee’s Cornet Band have been extended an invitation to attend the inauguration at

Washington and they will likely go.

Harry Castle, a former engineer on the B&O and a competent one, has been given an engine on the T M & P road.

Vernon Grayson, of Antioch, was here last night on his way to Elk Garden, where he will build cars for the mines, for a while.

Rev R G Hammond closed the meeting of several weeks Wednesday night. There were 23 conversions and accessions to the U B Church.

I M Long has no competitor in prices and styles. Just follow the crowds.

Mrs D Riley, Shull, who has been visiting friends at Philadelphia since before Christmas returned home on Thursday of last week.

The breaking down of an engine at the Patchett Worsted Mills yesterday necessitated the closing down of the mill until next Monday.

Mrs J S McCullough received notice of he death of her daughter, Miss Mabel, aged 17 years, of scarlet fever, at Hagerman, New Mexico, on Sunday night. Feb 2.

Your wants can e filled at I M Long’s for his prices are right.

Wm High and Ray Newhouse who each have a prize pack of hounds, caught, after a two hours chase, a large red fox at Saltpete Gap, on Patterson’s Creek mountain.

While the fire company was at the Alkire fire last Tuesday morning another alarm of fire was given. This fortunately proved only to be a flue burning out at the home of Scott Brown, on Church St, no damage was done.

Col and Mrs W E Crooks, of South Mineral St, are in receipt of an invitation to the reception by Governor William E Glasscock to the members of the W Va Legislature on Feb 12th and to assist in receiving. Col Crooks is a member of the Governors personal staff.

Never mind the cold snap, go to I M Long’s and get some good warm underwear.


In our description of W A Liller’s residence last week, we stated that Mr Marcus Wagoner had charge of the same. This was an error. Mr H L Wagoner is Mr Liller’s very efficient general foreman, and had entire charge of this job as well as the beautiful residence recently completed for Mr H G Wilson. Mr Wagoner has well earned a vacation and he and his wife left Wednesday for Illinois, where they will spend a couple of weeks visiting Mr Wagoner’s mother and other relatives.


Hand painted valentines, potted ferns, and prim roses, and home made candy for sale. Wedneday Feb 12th in Mr Markwood’s window by Margaret Liller and class.

Burlington Charge

Services for Sunday Feb 9th 1913.




A.A.P. Neel, Pastor

Disastrous Fire

Tuesday morning about 3 o’clock the fire whistle aroused the people from their slumbers and soon it was ascertained that the smoke house at V F Alkire’s home was burning. The fire companies promptly responded and had gone as far as the creek bridge when word came that it was not worth while to bring the fire apparatus as they could not reach the fire., as the nearest plug was at the stone house, so the men left the reels and hurried down but they were not able to do much as the fire had gained such a headway before it was discovered.

The fire originated in the smoke house, where they had been smoking meat, and it is supposed that a piece of meat must have fallen and upset a kettle that had some cobs and chips in it, and which had been left smouldering. The smoke house and its contents, the meat from 19 large hogs, was destroyed. A few pieces of the meat were gotten from under the trash after the fire, but it was thoroughly roasted and was no account except for immediate use. The fire spread to the old house and soon wiped it out. Much of the furniture and stuff stored in the house was gotten out. While the house was old and only used for sleeping quarters for some of the hands and for storage, it was built of old time logs and weather boarded and was much better than many of the modern houses. It was one of the oldest buildings in this section of country, and in it were born David and Isaac Long , of this place, as their father sold the farm to Judge Alkire. The Alkire brothers loss is something of $2,500.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express to our friends and neighbors our gratitude for the prompt manner in which they came to our assistance and helped us extinguish the fire last Tuesday morning.

The fire was a hot one as is general the case when made up very dry lumber and hog meat and the way every man stood up at his post without a murmur would do credit to many old veteran fireman. Both fire companies did their best to reach the conflagration but got hung up on the rough icy road, but the boys came in on time, mist of them running more than 100 yards.

We may perhaps may never have the opportunity to thank you personally and take this means to let our friends know we appreciate a kind act more than we can sum up words to express.

V F and C J Alkire

A Pleasant Reception

Last Friday afternoon to 3 to 5, Miss Hallie Clemson and her sisters, Mrs W W Woods and Mrs Morris gave a reception at the Davis mansion to a large number of friends. The house was beautifully decorated, the color scheme being pink, green, and white, with pink predominating. Mrs D Riley Shull acted as ushers, Miss Clemson and Mrs Woods received, while Mrs Morris and Miss Nell Gerstell presided at the table and were assisted in serving by Miss Edna Brydon of Bloomington, and Mrs H L Arnold. Delicious refreshments were served, the cream and cake being in the decoration colors, pink, green and white.

Harry Myers Dead

Harry Myers, aged about 80 years, G. A. R. veteran and pensioner, well known in this section, died Wednesday Feb 5, 1913, at the alma house, where he had been staying for the past 2 years. He will be buried in the National cemetery at Grafton today. The body having been sent up this morning by funeral director, H S Thompson, he has one brother, F C Myers, living in Wheeling.

The Calandar Cotrie

Met yesterday afternoon with Mrs W E Woolf and spent a pleasant afternoon. There was a good attendance of the members and several guests on honor present. The hostess served an elaborate course supper.

B F Wells Gets Pension

Through the efforts of Senator C W Watson, it is announced, that Benjamin F Wells, of this place, a Union veteran has been granted a pension.

Ladies Aid Society of the Lutheran Church will hold a talent social on Friday night, Feb 21st, at 7:30 at that time all cards will be called in.

Married Monday

Dr Amos Harrison Barr, optician for P J Smith, Jewelry Co, and Miss Nell Forrest Robinson , of Green St, were wedded at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock by Rev William Cleveland Hicks. The bride is a prominent young lady of the city and has a host of friends who wish her success, long life and happiness. Her father, Mr Claude E Robinson, is secretary and treasurer of the Western Maryland Lumber Co. Cumb Times News.


Miss Elizabeth Pownell, Martinsburg, and Julius P Everitt, Romney, were married Tuesday morning at 9:30 at the parsonage of the First Baptist church, Hagerstown, by Rev E K Thomas.

License to Marry

License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

Feb 4th–Harvey Harry Knopsnyder, of Makletown Pa, and Etta Lavinia Layton, of Oldtown Md.

Harmond Moore and Annie Rohn, both of Lonaconing Md

Feb 6th–Warner Hollen Hanlin, of Mt Storm and Freda Jane Likens, of Bayard

Harry Lynch and Effie Beatrice Shrout, both of Flats W Va.

George Keplinger Dead

Last Sunday, Homer Keplinger, a B&O car shop employee, was notified of the death of his brother, George A Keplinger at Frostburg. He was about 32 years old and a native of Grant county, and his remains were taken to the neighborhood of Maysville for burial. His parents are dead and he was single. He operated a pool room at a small town at George’s creek between Lonaconing and Frostburg, where he had been for some time. Pneumonia is given as the cause of death.

Narrow Escape

Mr W H Crabtree, one of D T Greenwade’s efficient clerks, narrowly escaped being killed Tuesday. He was delivering goods in a one horse wagon, and in passing over the Main St crossing, near the store, a drifting caboose struck the horse on the hames, knocking him around, upsetting the wagon and throwing Mr Crabtree and the load of flour out. The horse was not hurt much and Mr Crabtree escaped with only a few bruises, but it was a narrow escape.

Circle Entertained

Last Wednesday afternoon Mrs H L Welch entertained the New Era Circle and a few friends at her home on Main St. The afternoon was spent pleasantly by the congenial company assembled and needle work and conversation furnished occupation and diversion until the hostess served a very tempting lunch.

To Have Fair

The fire company is arranging to have a fair at the skating rink from the 12th to the 19th of April. Keep that in mind and don’t forget the date, for they will have a big time.

Chicken Noodle and Butterfly Social

The Ladies Aid Society of the United Brethren church will have a chicken noodle and butterfly social on Friday, Feb 21st, at the Parsonage.


A 15 inch paper cutter. A Yarger stapling machine, one 12 inch water motor. Apply at the Tribune office. Will be sold at a bargain to quick buyer.
We have the goods and the prices and solicit your trade. We guarantee the satisfaction.
I M Long

116 Armstrong St, Keyser W Va

Narrow Escape

Joseph Fleek, a B&O car repair worker here, while engaged on repairing stel cars a seamer was passed to him, the assistant turning his attention to something else, when by a little slip the fast revolving bit got entangled in his clothes, and commenced to twist his clothes, until they were squeezing his body. While at the same time the bit cut its way through to the flesh, making an ugly scar. Fleek’s struggles to free himself and screams attracted the attention of fellow workmen, who rushed to his aid and managed to throw the machine out of gear. All who were present agree that his escape from a horrible death was by a hairs breadth as a few more resolutions of the bit upon which his body was being drawn, would have pierced it through.

Improved Service

Effective today, important changes are made in the system at the Keyser Post Office that will be of great benefit to all mail getters who have had heretofore to depend so much upon the special accommodations of the postmaster, Thad T Huffman, and his accommodating force. The hours for keeping he delivery windows open are extended from 7:20 to 9 o’clock at night and in the morning mail will be in the boxes at 5 o’clock and the window for distribution will open at 7 o’clock. Both the registry and money order windows will be opened up to 9o’clock , whereas before the money order closed at 7:30 o’clock. This work will be accomplished by two shifts of clerks who will divide the time.

Monument to Confederate Dead

McNeill chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy of Keyser, held a meeting Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs W H Barger, Mineral St. This organization is making a big effort to raise a fund to build a monument to the memory of the Confederate dead in Mineral county. To the V F and C J Alkire have contributed a lot adjoining Queen’s Point Cemetery, near Keyser. Some of the soldiers are buried nearby and others are found in scattered graves in the county. Special impetus has been given the work by Rev W D Barger, of Hagerstown. Formerly of Grant county, taking up the cause.

Engineers Leg Broken

W R Rice, aged 45 years, of Shaw W Va, an engineer on the Western Maryland railroad, had his left leg broken about noon Tuesday when he was thrown from his engine near Frostburg. He was brought here about 3 o’clock and taken to the Western Maryland Hospital in the Butler ambulance. Rice was thrown from his engine when it jumped the track. According to railroad officials no one else was injured and no damage done, other than traffic was tied up for a short time. Cumb News

Hand Car Wreck

The Twin Mountain and Potomac railroad which has been especially fortunate as to accidents, has one but peculiar character yesterday. Several parties were on a hand car coming toward Burlington from the high trestle, when from some unknown caused it to jump the track and instead of bumping along on the crossties, turned end over end. All parties on it were tumbled off in a violent way and Howard Liken and Clarence Smith were injured. The latter being severely cut and bruised about the head.


Eight room house, and 2 lots; all modern conveniences; 28 F Street. Call for price and terms.
Zack Stewart
Keyser W Va

Brown leghorn chickens $8.00 per dozen.
Millard Twigg
Keyser W Va

MARCH 23, 2002