MARCH 7, 1913


 Art Tutwiler, who has been confined to the house with a bad cold, is able to be out again.

  Mrs J B Leatherman is visiting her parents at Eglon.

  Mrs Keys Arnold and Nettie Tutwiler were visiting relatives above Burlington Sat and Sun.

  Harry Cheshire took in the play at Romney Sat night.

  Mrs D B Bailey visited her parents above Burlington over Sun.

  Miss Alta Cheshire was at Burlington Fri taking the county examination.

  Mr Dan Arnold was a business visitor at Midland last week.

  Rev B W Smith will conduct three singing classes this spring, one at the White Pine at Purgittsville; one at the Furnace, and one at Elk Lick.

  J H Arnold's family have been confined to the house with bad colds.

  Chas Shumaker has his place advertised for sale



  March 4, 1913

  Dear Editor - I will again endeavor to write a few lines from here in order to ease Nero's pain.

  A very nice quiet wedding took place Sun, March 2, 1913, at the home of the bride's parents, I L and Hannah Vanmeter, the contracting parties being Mr Alfred S Ross, of Lonaconing, and Miss Bessie VanMeter, of this place. Rev S D Dawson officiating. We extend our congratulations to the young couple and wish them a very prosperous journey through life.

  Mr Leonard Flick, of Barnum, was calling on friends here Sat and Sun last.

  Mr Mark Mellon, of the Junction, spent Sat and Sun here with his son, John Mellon.

  Some of our young men attended the oyster supper at Rawlings Sat night and in place of cracking open the oyster shells came near to getting their heads cracked.

  Mrs Margaret McKenzie, of Bloomington, is spending a couple of weeks with friends and relatives here.

  Mrs Lucy Yonker and two children, of Keyser, are spending a few days with relatives here.

  Mr Baxter Armentrout, superintendent of the Mineral County Alms house, has purchased a new Disc plow, which is quite an improvement to the old mode of plowing.



  March came in like a lamb and the next day there was a blizzard.

  The Ladies Aid Society of the M E Church, South, cleared over fifty dollars at a festival and supper last pay night.

  We have heard that Dr Copeland and others propose to organize a literary society at Oakmont.

  Dr P S Keim attended the Shriner's Ceremonial at Wheeling recently. Thirty-three victims crossed the hot sands, and a banquet, a theatrical entertainment and a general good time followed.

  Dr John E Legg, of Cumberland, was called in consultation with Dr P S Keim, last Sun, in Thos W Ashby's case. He is suffering from a complication of diseases but is able to go about the house.

  Fred Jones has returned to the Preparatory school at Keyser, having recovered sufficiently from his operation for appendicitis.

  Jacob Stullenbarger and Miss Lucy Taylor, of Emoryville, daughter of Capt Wm Taylor, were married recently. They visited Washington and other places but are now at home. Congratulations.

  In the death of James Robert Green another landmark has been removed. He was 76 years old, lived near Sulphur, and his body was interred in the Nethken Hill cemetery. We shall not forget his genial disposition and good nature.

  Two weeks ago, the school house was crowded at the literary society. Debate, Resolved, That capital punishment should be abolished. Affirmative, Wade Liller, Rev John A Shockey and Miss Mamie White. Negative, R Marsh Dean, D C Arnold and Miss Mary Mason. This was an interesting debate. Decision two to one in favor of the negative.

  The question last week, Resolved, that the constitution of this state be amended so as to permit the recall of state officials. Affirmative, R Marsh Dean and B J Faller, Negative, Clarence D Umstot and Willie Cooper. This was Mr Faller's first attempt at debating, but he proved himself equal to the occasion to the delight of his friends. Decision two to one in favor of the affirmative.

  There were literary exercises and a debate at the Jenny Springs School, Mr Talmage Smith, teacher, last Sat evening. There were interesting recitations and dialogues and an oration. Question, Resolved, That money has a greater influence over man than woman. Affirmative, Clarence D Umstot and Willie Cooper. Negative. H C Duke and Talmage Smith. Decision two to one in favor of the negative. Two young men of Elk garden rode over to the debate, or at least that was their intention, but the complex system of roads with safety signals was not properly observed and they drew rein about four miles beyond the place. They had a little debate of their own then. Two of our worthy and patriotic school teachers, Clarence D Umstot and H C Duke went to Washington to witness the inauguration.

 Rev W W White will preach to the Odd Fellows in the M E Church South, Sun March 9 at 10:45 am.


Press (Petersburg) of 27th

  The following marriage licenses have been issued by Clerk D P Hendrickson in the last couple of weeks.

  Bennie H Nelson and Eliza J Self

  U S Landstreet and Mary E Babb

  Chas H Kline and Etta M Hanlin

  David Judy and Rebecca Alt

  Isaac W Ours and Susan Alt

  Thomas Groves, aged 16 years, died last Thurs at his home near Maysville of pneumonia.

  C W Taylor, who has been spending some time at his home in Romney, came up Sun and will remain a while.

  A few nights ago some one broke into the smoke house of Jacobe Shobe, who lives at Glen Mills, and stole all his meat.

  Born, to Mr and Mrs. Jim Smith, last week, a daughter.

  Born, Mon, to Eugene Hyre and wife, a son.

  Edgar N Shobe, left for Eckhart Md, Fri of last week where he has employment.

  W E Hill, who held a clerkship at the recent session of the legislature, came home Tues.

  Bill Richmond, who formerly worked with Chas Shobe, in the barber shop, is spending a few days here with his wife.

  I B Wilson of Moundsville, is here this week looking after the clearing of some orchard land, which he is interested.

  Drs Judy & Moomau were called to Durgan last Thurs night to see Miss Minnie Harper who suffered with a very hard nervous shock.

  Mr and Mrs. John B Shobe left the first of the week for Baltimore where they will have their two-year-old daughter treated for infantile paralysis.

  Snyder Strickley, was here this week visiting his nephews, Lee and Charles Shobe. Mr Stickley who now lives in Morgan Co, is well known to our citizens and was one of the famous McNeill Rangers.

  L D Womack, a highly respected citizen, died at Greenland Mon of pneumonia. Mr Womack was a Christian man, a consistent member of the Presbyterian church and his death was heard with regret by those who knew him in Petersburg.

  Miss Margaret Taylor, of Baltimore, some time ago, while engaged in her profession, that of a trained nurse, injured her back and was in the hospital for several weeks. Miss Margaret whole not fully recovered, is able to travel and the first of the week came here to recuperate.

  Dr F L Baker, of Burlington, and Gilbert Miller of Romney, were here Mon looking toward the improvement of our telephone system. In company with L J Forman, who is a director in the company, the gentlemen went over this territory and will get at work as speedily as possible.

  Mr David Judy of Illinois, a brother of Elijah Judy, of North Mill Creek, last week gave some of our younger men a lesson in faithfulness, and further gave a demonstration of his good judgment when he returned to his native heath, after years of waiting, to select his bride and help meet through his declining years, in the person of Mrs Rebecca Alt, who had been his first love when they were boys and girls in Grant county years ago. Mrs Alt is the widow of Nimrod Alt, a most estimable lady, and Mr Judy is a man who, in his western home, has amassed considerable property, and we predict and hope for this couple many happy years. Mr and Mrs Judy, accompanied by the latter's daughter, Mrs Freize, will leave for their home next week, followed by the good wishes of their numerous friends and acquaintances in this section.

  T S Welton, recently sold to Miley & Fisher, 27 head of export cattle for July delivery.

  Wm W Roby, of the Ridges, this week sold to George W Williams, of Moorefield, 18 head of two year old cattle for fall delivery. These cattle will graze about 1100. Mr Roby also sold 12 two year old heifers to David Lyon, of Forman.

Review (Romney) of 5th

  Miss Stella Sigel returned home Mon from Baltimore.

  Miss Mary Screen spent Sun at her home in Lonaconing.

  Mr and Mrs. G P Miller are attending the inauguration at Washington.

  Mrs J M Miler of Charles Town, is the guest of her mother, Mrs Miranda Wilson.

  Miss Willie Parsons is visiting her cousin, Miss Avery Heiskell, in Washington.

  Miss Miler and Miss Hoppie Keller, teachers in the D&B School, left Fri for a trip to Washington.

  Miss Jean Baird, who is attending the school in Winchester, visited Miss Mary Hopkins, in Charles Town last week.

  Brady Pownall returned Fri from Cincinnati where he took a course and graduated at a school for embalming. He passed a fine examination.

  Among those from this county who are in Washington to see the inauguration are F C Turley, R D Brady, J W Crawford and daughter, Miss Glenna, Geo H Johnson, M L Triplett, R O Lamar, Elbert Thompson.

  The friends of Miss Gertrude White tendered her a shower, in honor of her approaching marriage, at the residence of W F Wirgman, Sat afternoon.

  Mrs Mary Orndorff of Martinsburg, wife of J W Orndorff, and a sister of James Blaker, of this county, died last Fri morning at the City Hospital in Martinsburg. She was a native of Morgan county and was 72 years of age.

  Delegate Robt P Monroe, who has been ill in Charleston with a bad case of mumps, arrived her Sun. He has not fully recovered, but got better immediately on his arrival in Romney when he found there was a daughter at home awaiting for his coming. It and them other are doing well.

  Ira Coffman, eldest son of Julius Coffman, who lives on North River was badly injured by being caught in the fly-wheel of a gasoline engine last Wed. One arm was broken, a foot badly mashed and other injuries were sustained. Dr Martin and several doctors are in attendance.

  Oliver H Tarr, of this place, died quite suddenly at his home in Romney Mon afternoon. He was ill in bed during the day but his condition did not seem serious until about four o'clock in the afternoon, when he was suddenly taken desperately ill. Dr James Guthrie was called but when the physician reached the house he found the patient in a dying condition.

  Mr Tarr came to Romney about a score of years ago, being a native of the Eastern Shore of Md. Besides his wife there are two children who survive him, Miss Mildred and Master Sewel, and a step-daughter, Miss Fannie High.

  The following marriage announcement has been issued: Mr and Mrs B F Linthicum announce the marriage of their daughter (?Achsah) Kate to Mr Charles Wesley Nevitt, on Wed the twenty-sixth day of Feb, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, Romney W Va, AT home, after the fifth of March, Five Twenty East Eighty-ninth Place, Chicago.


  J P Shannon spent a few days in town last week.

  Mr and Mrs Lawson Blue visited Mrs Blue's aunt, Mrs Allen, on Patterson's Creek during the past week, returning home Mon accompanied by their niece, Beatrice Allen.

  G*a*en McBride, whose illness at his home at Pinto, Md, ahs been mentioned in the Springfield items before, continues in a very critical condition from inflammatory rheumatism.

  Miss Vera Bennington of Md, governess at Mrs Burt Taylor's at Green Spring, and Page Wilson spent Sat with Mrs Mary Wilson.

  One case of measles in town.

  Mrs John Grace has recovered from an attack of bronchitis.

  Joe French returned from the hospital last Tues looking fine.

  Mrs W A Shannon and sister, Miss Louise Parsons, went to Washington Mon to take in the inauguration.

  Miss Stella Heath, was operated on by Dr Fertig at Cumberland Fri for a (?won) on the lower lid of her right eye.

  Mrs Heath continues sick, but greets her friends in the same cheerful manner so characteristic of her when in health.

Moorefield Examiner of 27th

  Mrs J Ed Chipley is confined to her home with a case of mumps.

  M F Poling left Mon for a visit to Cumberland and other points.

  It is seldom that a death causes such wide spread and genuine grief in a community as was occasioned yesterday when a telegram was received here announcing the death of Miss Ruth Randolph, who died at 4 o'clock yesterday morning in a Baltimore hospital, where she had gone several weeks ago for treatment.

  Garrett Gochenour, who is attending school at Salem Va, was brought home last week suffering with a case of typhoid fever. His father met him at Martinsburg. He is getting along nicely at this time.

  O S and Geo W Fisher left yesterday to attend the inauguration in Washington. They will spend a few days with W S Fisher in Philadelphia.

  Miss Mamie Alexander left last week for Richmond VA, on a visit to Miss Mary Johnson, the famous authoress. She will also attend the inauguration while away.

  Miss Alice Bean, who has been here for some time, left this week for her home at Woodstock. M M Bean accompanied her and will spend several weeks there visiting.

  Miss Marie Inskeep, who has been visiting at Winchester and other points, returned to her home here last Thurs evening.

  Mrs Courtney Wilson, who has been visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs A V Wilson, left yesterday morning for her home at Gormania.

  J Wm Gilkeston entertained the members of the Moorefield Nursery & Orchard Co, at his home last Sat. A delightful day was spent.

  The following mail routes have been let to the following parties: From Moorefield to Fabius, Wm Whetzel; Moorefield to Bass, Clarence See; Moorefield to Kessel, Ervin Kessel. The route to Purgittsville has not been let.

  Rev Chas D Gilkeson was called to Greenland Gap this week to preach the funeral of a former parishioner.

  Mrs D H Kuhn returned last Sat from Baltimore, where she had been for several weeks taking treatment.

  Frank Wilderson, who has been visiting at the home of A V Wilson, returned to his home in Baltimore this week.

  Miss Nellie Clinedinst, who has been confined to her home for a week is able to be at her place in Fetter Bros, store.

  Robert Van Meter, who has been suffering intensely for a week with neuralgia, we are glad to say is improving.

  Brady Vetter killed a large eagle last week, which was on exhibition in town for several days. The bird weighed 10 pounds.

  Mrs H S Hedges, of Brunswick, Md, arrived this week and will spend a few days the guest of her sister, Mrs E J Harness.


  Mr and Mrs. Jams O Whiteman, of Keyser, spent several days here returned home last Thurs.

  Mr and MRS C D Whiteman, spent Wed of last week in Cumberland.

  R W Walton, of the J C Orrick Co, was calling on our merchants last week.

  Miss Dora Ludwick was shopping at Romney last Sat.

  Miss Nanee H Ludwick, who spent the past two weeks in Piedmont, returned home Thurs.

  Mr and Mrs C H Nutter of Elkins, is spending a while with relatives.

  Miss Sallie White is home from Keyser.

  Mr and Mrs. B T Racy, of Romney spent Fri evening with relatives.

  Mrs Hannah Brenig left last week to spend a while with her daughter, Mrs S C Mathias.

  J H Cheshire was a business caller to Keyser this week.

  Eddie Vandiver was a guest at the "Stone House" over sun.

  Miss Bulah Shoemaker returned form Purgittsville Mon.

  Mrs R C Ludwick and Delta were shoppers in Romney Sat.

  Several of the boys from here have been attending the Carrell Comedy Co, at Romney.

  Mr and Mrs. C D Whiteman, were called to Romney by the death of Mr Tarr.

  Rev A A P Neel will conduct services in Trinity church at 3 pm.


Feb 25

  Smallpox! Is it smallpox? The scare is awful, the small pox is a fake, ie, it is nothing when you get it. The scare has caused an old reminder - "The devil shall be cut loose for a season" - and his agents wear long faces and appear earnest and sincere. Yet they are lantern-jawed, and their mouths big enough to swallow a jack-rabbit, hair and all - simply wild on the subject in disguise. To tell the whole truth about the scare in the immediate neighborhood, would make a large book, full of falsehoods, hence we would call such a book a novel of low repute, and would not be read by the better class of humanity.

  Now the small pox, as it is called, is not a disease that puts you to bed, and not a disease that we would call a physician to administer aid (unless it would be much worse than any case we have seen as yet). If it were not for a little skin eruption it would not be any more noticeable than a cold. Why, the scare is so great here that one of the flock said that the mails will discontinue and the B&O RR was going to shut down. It is though that the Western Md would continue business yet for a few days, or at least until notified by better authority.

  We note the town of Petersburg is quarantined against the people west of the mountain owing to this awful loathsome disease. Why, if it is no worse than we know it to be, a person just taking it could start to that town and by the time he arrived there he would be well, and the Petersburg boys would not recognize that he ever had the smallpox.

  In conclusion, our advice to the frightened is to keep cool and sweet and assist your wife, or wives, to wash, and above all, keep them well supplied with coal and wood.

  There were two cases of this wonderful disease here at Mt Storm the 5th and 6th of Feb. No one else has gotten it since, and they were very mild and not worth talking about. Hence, if any more get it the railroads will not stop and Uncle Sam will still stay on the job.


March 4 -

  Very little maple sugar made, and the prospect at this time is poor for the manufacture of this sweet article.

  Harry Bobo is working for Ed D Hanlin, while he and his family are suffering with sore arms as a result of vaccination. Ed's arm has been giving him a great deal of pain, very much more than ordinary cases of vaccination. This again frightened curiosity smallpox prophets, and the news went rapidly and without delay that Ed's arm would be taken off. There was no authority for this whatever but inconsistency sometimes almost, if not altogether, set people crazy. Several Families were quarantined on account of the scare some time back but as the scare was a false alarm all quarantines were lifted last week, except one family.

  We are reminded of the Pharisees; they were a people who appeared to be more pious than others and to expound the laws more accurately. They artfully won the favor of Queen Alexandra little by little, and became the real administrators of public affairs; they banished and restored whom they pleased; they bound and loosed at their pleasure; they had the enjoyment of the royal authority, while the expenses and the difficulties of it belonged to Alexandria. While she governed other people the Pharisees governed her. Outwardly, they were proud of their orthodoxy and supersanctity. Inwardly, they were narrow, contracted views seeking their own and not public good using the name merely as a pretext and cover. This shows us how weak humanity is when we let envy, jealousy, and all manner of unrighteousness control us.

  Our school will begin again Thurs, after a vacation of three weeks, waiting for the small pox to come and take the "right-of-way:, but somehow they would not hatch out, and the school goes on as though it had never been disturbed.

  Job T Cosner, will move on V F Alkire's farm on Stoney river soon as the house is vacated by N Alkire, who expects to remove to Calcutta, where he is employed, doing ministerial work. We will miss Mr Alkire and his family very much, as they are good people in any community owing to their devotion to right.


Times (Franklin) of 21

  E R Burgoyne, recently sold his farm near Deer Run to Elijah Hiser for $2,750, and has bought a farm near Mt Clinton, Va. He is now moving his person property to his new home.

  Dr Preston Boggs returned last week from Washington, after spending five weeks in that city with his wife. Mrs Boggs did not return with him but will remain until next month.

  A A Kile, a Confederate veteran, died at the home of his sister, Mrs Kimble, at Upper Tract, last Sun.

  Mrs Jennie Vint, of Thorn, suffered a stroke of paralysis the latter part of last week. We have not learned how serious her condition is. She is the wife of Robt Vint, and a sister of Arthur L Leach, two substantial citizens of the upper portion of the county.

  Robert Huffman, Will Huffman, and Aus Propst caught in a trap what is considered by many to be the largest wild cat ever caught in the county.

  Benjamine Pitsenbarger, one of the oldest citizens of the county, died near Johnstown last week of paralysis. He leaves one brother, Harrison Pitsenbarger, and six children. They are Wm M, J Pleasant and Mrs Oliver Simmons of this county, and Chapman C, Mrs Ambrose Rexroad and Mrs W S Hull of Doe Hill, Highland Co VA.

  M Mauzy and children of his first marriage recently sold to Ashby Warner of North Fork, the 287 acre tract of land on Root's Run, known as the Priest Place, for $10,000.


  Glen Armstrong, aged about twenty-one years, son of Abel Armstrong, a well known farmer of Highland Co, Va, was killed Mon near Cow Pasture River. The young man had ridden a colt from home and later in the day the horse returned without his rider. Upon investigation young Armstrong was found dead with a fractured skull and a broken jaw. An arm and leg were also broken. The young man was a nephew of John W Shaw, of our town.

  John Lindsey, a respected colored man of this place, died at his home Sat morning of tuberculosis, aged sixty-five years. A widow and nine children survive.

  Dr J M Sites, of Martinsburg, was a visitor here last Thurs. He was accompanied by James Sites, of Upper Tract.

  A A Martin, former editor of the South Branch Review, but now editor of the Charter Co News of Tenn, spent several days here last week on business.

  Dr Osceola Dyer, who ahs been quite sick with the grip for the past two weeks, is able to be out again.

  Mrs M J Lukens is on the sick list.

  Little Denver Flemming is suffering from spinal trouble.

  Born on Mon, to Mr and Mrs Early Ruddle, a son.

  Atty M S Hodges returned home Mon from Charleston.

  John McCoy, left Mon for Chesnee S C, to visit his son, Dr G P McCoy.


  Mrs Frank Lucas is visiting her mother, Mrs S A Trask.

  Rev Sam'l Umstot is traveling in Fla.

  Harry Johnson and wife of New Mexico, are visiting along the creek. It is good for sore eyes to see Harry again.

  Mr Robert Carskadon was calling on Miss Mary Murphy Sun evening.

  Quite a little blizzard passed over this community Sun morning.

 Crazy Jack

Feb 24, 1913

  We are having fine weather. Health of the community is good.

  It does not look very favorable for the manufacture of maple sugar and syrup.

  The Mt Storm school is closed on account of small pox scare. This school has made wonderful progress. Mr Ed Hanlin, the teacher, has done good work. The White Hall school is getting along nicely. Miss Jessie Bobo is the teacher. The Accident School is being taught by Mr Miller, of Preston Co, and is getting its share of instruction.

  Hay is plentiful here. Stock high and plenty of buyers. Lambs are being engaged at 6c per pound.

  The winter has been very mild, scarcely any snow. It may be on account of the Dipper, it has been stationary all winter. The very high wind we had some time ago stripped it of its vesture and it has not been south this winter.

  We have a Daily Budget here. It is not run by a cylinder press, but by horsepower. IT is out every day only when it is detained by some cause.

  If any of you young men of Mineral Co are going to take an agricultural course in the near future come to Mt Strom and get a lesson on how to take care of farming implements such as wagons, mowing machines, rakes, carts, etc. How to plant potatoes, never cultivate them or dig them. You will also learn how to take care of the stable manure. It surely would be a lesson, you would never forget.

  The county commissioner of Union district surely knows how to take care of the road tools. The grader standing out all winter with no protection. Stone crusher, standing at Gormania for five years with no protection. The writes has been told it is ruined. The taxpayers better be looking out a little.




  License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

  March 5 - Dr Edward Eli Sollars and Mary Myrtle George, both of Deer Park Md.

  Clyde Calvin Fletcher, Luke Md, and Gertie Wheeler, Martinsburg W Va.

  March 8 - R W O'Neal, of Piedmont W VA, and Mary E Jones of Westernport Md.

  Frank Aloysius Healy of Gleason W Va and Marie Alice Rowland of Kitzmiller Md.

  Charles Ross Trenton, 25, miner and Edna Pearl Keplinger 19, both of Maysville W Va.

  Gideon Henry Mull of Cumberland, MD and Lucy May Rhodes of Patterson's Creek W Va.


  The following announcement has been received by friends:

  Mr and Mrs. W L Hanes announce the marriage of their daughter Bertha Grace to Mr Grant A Haslette, Feb 24th, 1913 at Pittsburg Pa. The young couple will reside at Pittsburg.


  The following marriage announcement has been received by relatives and friends here: Mrs John L Babb announces the marriage of her daughter, Mary Elizabeth to Rev Upston S Landstreet, on Tues Mar 4, 1913, Falls, W Va. At home after Mar 10, at Medley W VA. The groom is pastor of the M E Church at Medley, and is well known to many of our readers, while the bride is a daughter of the late John L Babb and is a very attractive young lady, who has spent some time in Keyser and has many friends here who join us in congratulations and hearty good wishes.


  Mr and Mrs J M H Brown celebrated their silver anniversary at their home on W Piedmont Street on Sat evening, when quite a number of their friends were present. During the evening delicious refreshments were served.

Hagerstown, Feb 28

  Mrs Mae W Byers and John P Bowers, a postal clerk on the Western Md Railway, between Baltimore and Elkins, W Va, were married Wed at the Lutheran parsonage at Williamsport by Rev Dr D Upton Bair.


  A pretty little home wedding took place yesterday afternoon, March 6th, at four o'clock, at the home of the bride on Piedmont St, when Miss Nellie Neville was united in marriage to Mr Lourie C Quinn Jr, the Rev R E L Striding, of the Episcopal Church, officiating in the absence of the bride's pastor. Only the immediate family of the bride was present. The groom is a splendid young businessman and is associated with his father in the publication of the Times at Crisfield Md. The bride is the daughter of Mrs J W Neville and is one of Keyser's most attractive and amiable young ladies who counts her friends by the score. The young couple left on train No 14 for their home at Crisfield, followed by the best wishes of hosts of friends for their future happiness. The fortunate young man won his bride while at Roceverte W Va, where he published the times, and where she for several years ahs been in charge of the branch office of the Singer Sewing Machien Co. He certainly has our congratulations.



  The body of Vernon V Schaffer, aged 85 years, of Westernport, was found on the B&O tracks in the upper yards back of the R D Johnson Milling Co, Sat night about 10 o'clock. It was cut completely in half below the breast, but strange to say neither of the hands nor the arms were the least cut or scratched. Coroner W H Shaw made an investigation and decided that the death was due to an accident, Schaffer having been run down by a train while walking along the tracks. HE had been seen by yard men and others in the locality. The body was removed to the Butler undertaking rooms yesterday afternoon and was taken to Westernport on Baltimore and Ohio train No 55.
  Besides his wife, Mr Schaffer is survived by one child, six years old, and a brother and a sister. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Mr Schaffer was born and reared in Westernport. -Cumb News

Feb 22 -

  Mrs Mary Winkle, wife of Edward Winkle, died last night at her home in Barton, of pneumonia. Mrs Winkle was a Miss Welsh prior to her marriage. The funeral will take place Wed morning at Westernport.



  James M Billmyer dropped dead near his home at Vanclevesville W Va. He was an old Confederate soldier, and was aged 77 years. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church in Martinsburg and was also a member of the Masonic order.



  Mrs Mary A Barr, 57 years old, widow of Oscar Barr, a Winchester merchant, died Mon from Bright's disease. She leaves a daughter, Miss Rebecca Barr, and a brother, Luther McKinster.


  Mrs Mary Jenkins, wife of J R Jenkins, who underwent an operation Sun morning at the Allegany Hospital, died Sun afternoon, and her body was removed to her home at Narrows Park, by John C Wolford, undertaker. She was a native of Moorefield, Hardy Co, W Va, and was 71 years of age. Besides her husband, she is survived by 10 children and 27 grandchildren. Mrs Jenkins was held in general high respect. The funeral will take place Tues morning at 11 o'clock from Mt Pleasant Church with interment in the cemetery adjoining. Rev c W Sanderson of the Methodist Protestant church will officiate. -Cumb News of 24th.



  Piedmont W VA, Feb 21 - Geo W Bice, a native of Pottstown Pa, but for a number of years as a resident of Winchester, Va, died at Piedmont. Before the war he was an engineer on the B&O. For twenty five years he conducted a book store. He was a Mason, an Odd Fellow and a member of the Knights of Pythias. He was a Methodist and a leading Republican. Two daughters survive.



  Alfred Turner, 56 years old, who for 30 years has been a conductor on the B&O railroad, died Sat afternoon at his home, 815 N Fulton Ave, Baltimore. He entered the employ of the railroad as a freight brakeman and in a few years worked his way up to the position of conductor. Four years ago his health began to fail and he was obliged to resign. His death yesterday was due to a complication of diseases.
  Mr Turner was born in Anne Arundel County and went to Baltimore when 22 years old. He was a member of the Order of Red Men, The B&O Relief Assn and the Order of Railroad Conductors. Eh is survived by his widow, Mrs Juniata Turner, four sons and four daughters. -Cumb News of 3rd.


  Davis W VA, March 3- Joseph Kline, died at his home here of uremic poison and apoplexy, aged 50 years. He was for a number of years wood foreman for the Parsons Pulp and Lumber Co on its Dobbin line. He was a Knight Templar and a member of the Knights of the Maccabees and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter.

Charlestown, W Va

  Henry H Cooke, died Fri, aged 65 years. He leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter.


  Mrs Elizabeth J Woodworth, dropped dead from heart trouble at Hagerstown Md, last Sat, March 1, 1913, while walking along the street with her niece, Miss Mollie Lake, who made her home with her. Although about seventy years of age, Mrs Woodworth was quite active, and had not been sick, hence the announcement of her sudden death was a shock to her friends and relatives. She was a native of this county having formerly been Miss Elizabeth Johnson, and lived in Keyser for a long time after the death of her husband, the late Rev M W Woodworth, who died about ten years ago. She leaves one sister, Miss Maggie Johnson, who lives in Kentucky.
  The remains were brought here Mon and on Tues were taken to Eusebia church, near Rees Mill, for interment. Services were conducted by Rev O A Price, pastor of the Keyser Presbyterian church, of which the deceased had long been a member.
  Mrs Brosius, and daughter, Miss Margaret and son, Edward of Brosius, and Miss Mollie Lake and Raymond Brosius, of Hagerstown, who made their home with Mrs Woodworth, attended the funeral.


  Fairmont W VA, Feb 28
  Thomas H McDermott, 72 years as old, veteran oil contractor and producer of W Va, died here last evening. He was a native of Candada and was the father of Sen Joseph P McDermott, of Morgantown, W Va. His widow and several children survive.

Winchester Va

  Mrs Nannie V Hicks, wife of Edward Hicks, died Fri, aged 50 years. Her husband and three children survive.

Fairmont W Va

  W E Cordroy, 66 years old, for a number of years commissioner of Marion Co Court, died Mon. Several children survive.


  Geo B Eberly, of Moorefield, was in town Tues afternoon.

  W P Russell, of Twin Mt, was in town Wed night.

  Chester Akers is spending a few days in Washington and Baltimore.

  Rev M H Keen left Mon morning on a short visit to Washington.

  George Mitchell, of Dayton Va, is spending a few days with his family here.

  Mrs Harry Cole and son of Cumberland, spent Sun here with relatives.

  Mr T H Davis and son Albert, left Tues on a visit to Detroit Mich.

  Mr John Millholland is quite ill a this home with symptoms of pneumonia.

  Mr W T Dixon, of Elk Garden, was a business visitor in town Mon.

  Miss Emma Stallings left last week on a professional visit to Lonaconing.

  Miss Grace Ashenfelter of Swanton Md, is visiting her sister, Mrs Maruice Wilt.

  Mrs Charles Bashore was taken to the Hoffman Hospital Tues for treatment.

  Mrs T H Davis and son Herman returned last Sat from their visit to Pittsburg and Wheeling.

  Mrs Isaac Mills and sister, Miss Esther Caldwell, took in the inauguration at Washington Tues.

  Mrs I H Offner was at Westernport and Piedmont first of the week visiting relatives and friends.

  Last Wed morning Mr Joshua Kight an old and highly respected citizen, of Cross, was taken quite sick.

  Mrs C E Blamer and daughter, Miss Edith, of Cumberland, have been visiting Mrs J A Glaze this week.

  Mr and Mrs Harry G Fisher, went to Washington last Sun to spend a few days and attend the inauguration.

  J W Virts, from Keyser, was in Kingwood, Mon, to see Hon W G Brown and other friends. -Kingwood Argus.

  Mr Thomas W Gocke, of Piedmont, went to Washington Sat to be present at the inauguration ceremonies.

  Mrs F G Davis, and Mrs W H McIlwee were among the member from Keyser who took in the inauguration.

  Miss Lucy Trask returned Sun afternoon from Morgantown where she had spent several days visiting friends. -Kingwood Argus of 27th

  Miss Esta Powell, of West Union, W Va, who spent a few days here as the guest of Mrs W H Virts, returned home Wed.

  Mr and Mrs. C W Crotty went to Baltimore Tues night, where the latter will enter a hospital for treatment. He returned Wed night, leaving his at the hospital.

  Prof and Mrs H E Flesher, of Prunytown, are the proud parents of a girl, which is a recent arrival. The Prof's many Keyser friends extend hearty congratulations.

  Mrs Jennie K Nesbitt, of Piedmont, is among the W Va delegates who will attend the World's Sun school convention at Zurich, Switzerland, July 8-15.

  Geo W Bane, was at Wheeling a day or two latter part of last week, where he attended a State branch meeting of the NY Life Insurance Co employees. H S Richardson of Piedmont, also attended.

  W H Freeland, of Cumberland, was in town Tues shaking hands with old friends. Mr Freeland had one of his legs broken some time ago and is not yet over the effects of it.

  All is in readiness for the opening of the new jewelry store in the Skinner building today by Mr L J Feaster, who recently came here from Elkins W Va, For weeks past, workmen have been busy remodeling and improving the general appearance of the store room and the result is most satisfactory. -Fairmont Times.

  Mr William Nau, a well known resident of Westernport, was operated upon Fri in the Allegany hospital, and is today reported as getting along nicely. Mr Nau's son, Louis, aged 12 years, also is in the same institution suffering with typhoid fever. He too, is improving nicely.

  Mr M A Cunningham, the well known attorney of Elkins, passed through this city, Sat, enroute to visit his son, who is ill. -Cumb News of 27th.

  Following a short illness, J Humbird Roberts, 46 years old, son of Mr and Mrs. W Milnor Roberts, died yesterday afternoon of heart failure. -Cumb Press of 5th.

  E G Kimmell is arranging to have four or five tenant houses erected this spring. E V Romig will erect a fine residence on Hughes street. Harry Fisher will build some eight or ten tenant houses.

  John C Weaver, 58 years old, died Tues at Rockingham Memorial Hospital following two operations for pleurisy. He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Mary Frances Sipe, a sister of George E Sipe, of Harrisonburg.

  Mrs Kate Houston Barrick, wife of W R Barrick, died at the Washington Co Hospital, Hagerstown, of acute Bright's disease, Feb 25, at 11 am. Mrs Barrick was born at Mt Savage, July 2, 1860, and was married to W R Barrick of Utica Mills, Md, at Cumberland, Jan 14, 1880.

  Little Miss Frances Jacobs is on the sick list.

  Mrs S D Blair left Sun night on a visit to Washington.

  S C Gilmore of Cumberland, spent Sun here with friends.

  Miss Cora Hughes has returned from her trip to the eastern cities.

  Dr Clay Leps of Fairmont, spent last Sun here with home folks.

  Mrs F H Babb, and little son Arnold, paid Cumberland a visit yesterday.

  Harry Reed of Belington, was here last Sat on his way to Washington.

  Mrs Jacobs of Grafton W Va, is visiting at the home of her brother, Mr J M H Brown.

  Mrs John T Sincell, went to Pittsburg yesterday to spend a couple of weeks with her parents.

  Messrs C H Bishop of Cross, and George Stullenbarger of Elk Garden, were business visitors in town Wed.

  Mrs W C Kinsey went to Manheim Wed on a visit to her sister, Mrs Louis Millholland.

  Miss Sara McCarty Johnston went to Elkins yesterday to make a visit at the home of her brother, Dr F S Johnston.

  J W Rhinehart, of Alaska, was in town Sat attending a meeting of the directors of the Farmer's & Merchants Bank.

  Miss Mollie Brown returned first of the week from the eastern cities, where she went to in lay in her stock of millinery.

  Miss Martha Michael has returned to her home at Elkins, after a three week's visit with her nieces, Misses Martha and Grace Kight.

  Mr and Mrs J H Markwood returned home yesterday from a week's visit to Baltimore, and other eastern points, taking in the inauguration.

  W G Kalbaugh, a prosperous farmer near Cross, spent Wed and Thurs here with his sisters, Mrs W A Liller and Mrs I H Offner.

  Among those receiving invitations to the inauguration of Gov H D Hatfield were Mr and Mrs W A Liller, who regretted very much that they were not able to be present.

  Mrs Frank Lucas, formerly Miss Lucy Trask of Headsville, spent last Mon here as a guest of Mrs M H Stallings. Mr and Mrs Lucas, who have been living at Lanesville, have not moved to Horton W Va.

  Capt Chas Knight, of the penitentiary guard, came in Wed and yesterday left on 55 for Moundsville with Clarence Grandstaff and John J Burns, who were sentenced to the penitentiary last Sat.

  Col Geo T Carskadon returned home Wed. He accompanied Mrs Abbott to her home at Mt Vernon Ohio, last week, after looking some things at his farm, came by way of Pittsburg to see his daughter, Mrs Jesse Little.

  W H Coffman, shopping clerk for the Siever Hardware Co, is nursing a very sore hand. While adjusting a belt on a machine last Fri he caught his hand under the belt and came very near having it wrenched off.

  T P Leps, cashier of the People's Bank, took in the inauguration at Washington ad went form there to Philadelphia and from there to Pocomoke City Md, and will come home tonight accompanied by his wife and daughter, who have been on a visit there for a couple of weeks.

  J C Pugh, who has been at Dotmore for some time, was here last Sat shaking hands with old friends. He had been on a visit to Winchester, Va, and went over to Ridgevile to spend a few days among old friends and relatives. He has finished his work at Dotmore and has not decided where he will go next.

  The population of the Kitzmiller-Blain vicinity was increased by the birth of a son to Mr and Mrs Ed Burns.

  Harold Meyers, of Aurora, was recently operated on at the Keyser W VA hospital, for appendicitis.

  The dwelling house of the commodore Perry farm in Garrett Co, known as The Anchorage, was destroyed by fire, the family of Garfield Bowser, who resided on the farm escaping from the house with difficulty just before it collapsed. No insurance was carried and the loss will be total. This property is located a short distance from Mountain Lake Park. _Oakland Journal of 6th


  Born Feb 26th, to Mr and Mrs Ed C Ward a daughter.

  T P McKenzie and family have moved from A street to Spring street.

  Chas P Peters has greatly improved the appearance of his store by an application of paint on the front.

  For Sale - Good farm horse; sound; 11 years old. M R Twigg, Keyser W Va.

  Mrs W H Barger is having the foundation dug for a new house on the lot adjoining her residence on Mineral Street.

  The Calendar Coterie was very pleasantly entertained yesterday afternoon by Mrs N J Crooks.

  In a fight in Ridgely, Tues afternoon a man named Gillespie is alleged to have struck C V Permer in the head, inflicting a deep gash.

  The B&O Railroad co certainly is busy here. First of the week one of their employees got license at Cumberland at they were too busy to let him off to get married.

  Ira B Decker, of Blaine, ahs bought the Parr farm, up on the mountain near Cross.

  Among those form here taking in the inauguration were Wm Macdonald, R A Welch, I M Long, T D Leps, C E Nethken, Arthur Cross, Fred Hamill, Tom McKenzie, and Jas E Sheetz, of Headsville.

  Mr Henry Montgomery has contracted with Thos P Liller for the erecting of a fine double house on his lot on Piedmont St. It will be an up-to-date house in every particular.

  Wm H Liller, a B&O employee, fell from an electric light pole Tues evening, stricking on a pile of old rubbish and hurt himself, but we have not learned the extent of his injury.


  &ldots;.Doan's Kidney Pills&ldots;.

  W A Johnson, Mineral and Center Sts, Keyser W VA, says: "I have found Doan's Kidney Pills to be a fine kidney medicine and I recommend them highly. Some time ago, I found that my kidneys were disordered and I got a supply of Doan's Kidney Pills at Arza Furbee's Drug Store. They helped me at once and since taking them I have had no cause for complaint.


  We were shocked at the news of the tragic death of our friend Daniel E Bane. All join in sending condolence in these hours of gloom and sorrow.

  It is a matter of profound regret that Willie Bane had to be called from his school He was a studious student, not swift, but an earnest hard worker, and the teachers say he made good. Has strong convictions and does not swerve from them. Hope he may come again.

  More weddings last week, Owen Wise, son of the cattle buyer so well known in W Va, married Miss May Early, daughter of Eld. H C Early, were married on Wed, and Thurs Miss Verdie Wise, sister of the groom, married a Mr Ritchie, almost a double wedding.

  G S A


  John H Loar, who has been living on the Vale farm near Vale Summitt is for the past several years, is preparing to remove to Rawlings Station, where he has purchased a farm of considerable acreage along the river bottom.


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  After having been permitted to be at large for over a week, Lint Helmick, who shot and killed Miss Maggie Turner at Hendricks, this county, was lodged in jail here to await the action of the grand jury. Helmick claims the shooting was accidental.


  In the Circuit Court Sat Judge Reynolds heard motions for new trials of convicted prisoners, and sentenced the following:

  Nathan Davis, for changing checks on mine cars at Beryl, found guilty of a misdemeanor and fined $10 and jailed 10 days. He has already been in jail 3months.

  Dan Smith, for selling beer without a license, fined $25.00 and a jail sentence of six months.

  Chas Bailey, for disturbing religious worship, case to be considered at special term of court.

  Fred Hellam, for resisting officers at Piedmont, $20 fine and a jail sentence of 90 days. He has been in jail several months.

  Frank Grandstaff, for shooting Mrs Cunningham at Piedmont, given a indeterminate sentence of from two to ten years. At first it was thought Mrs Cunningham's wounds would prove fatal, but she is recovering.

  Robert Burley, a colored youth, found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for shooting to death William Fairfax, a colored man., is being held pending investigation t get him in the W VA Reform School.

  John J Burns, for stealing a suit case form the Keyser B&O Station, the property of Engineer Brown, convicted of grand larceny, was given a sentence of two years in the penitentiary.

  C W Minear, a Piedmont policeman, convicted of unnecessary rough usage of Fred Hellam, who resisted arrest, was fined $5.

  In the case of W H Bobo vs B&O RR Co, the court overruled the motion of arrest of judgment of a new trial. Bobo was struck by a train some time ago at the West Street crossing and in the trial the jury awarded him $800 damages. The case will probably be carried to the Supreme Court of Appeals.


&ldots;To be sold March 15, 1913 in Moorefield, W Va, about 225 acres of "Brighton Farm" located near Moorefield. &ldots; G W McCauley and A R Leatherman, Special Commissioners


  Thanks is due to the composer of Koanzaland - Mr Earl V Moore and Mrs H W Roob of the Music House, who are permitting the public performance of this opera. Also to Miss Elsie Hoffman and Miss Minola Hatch and Prof Harrison Isles and the members of his orchestra, and Mr L T Carskadon, who have materially aided in this production.


  Atty John L Lehman has gone to Romney, where he will make his headquarters. He has taken charge of the active operations of the Hampshire Orchard Co, one of the largest fruit producing concerns of W VA. Mr Lehman is president of the company. -Fairmont Times


&ldots;..John W Shobe&ldots;.

Staunton VA

  Under the will of Mrs Mary Wallace Gibson, recently deceased the Foreign Mission Committee and Home Mission Committee of the Southern Presbyterian church receive all her personal property amounting to $5,000, and one half of her real estate, making probably $3,000, the other half of her real estate going to her young grandson, E Lacy Gibson, her only direct heir.


Valuable and desirable House and Lot in Keyser W Va

  Under the power and authority invested in me by two certain deeds of trust executed by Cora L Hanes and Wm L Hanes, her husband one dated the 23d of Sept 1909, the other the 22d day of Nov 1910,&ldots;&ldots;..will sell at public auction&ldots;.


  Albert Pelligan, aged 35 years as, a miner at Montell, near Vale Summitt, this county, was held in $2,000 by Justice Jacob B Humbird, this city, yesterday, on the charge of mistreating Amelia, his daughter, aged 13 years. Revolting accusations were made by the girl. The wife, Lizzie Pelligan, who charged her husband with beating her, also testified. The girl is small for her age and very pretty. Pelligan denied the charge and declared it was a scheme of his wife to railroad him to the penitentiary that she might be free. Dr E B Claybrook and Dr L J Simonton gave testimony bearing on the case. Pelligan at one time was paroled for three years, for an offense, provided he left the state for three years. He came here from Tucker, W Va. -Cumb News of 2nd.


  Dr Francis E Harrington, city health officer, has instituted suit for libel against the Daisy News Co, through his counsel, Albert A Doub, Esq. The amount of damages has not been alleged. The action grows out of the smallpox controversy now engaging the attention of the city commission, and the county commissioners in relation to the payment of smallpox bills. -Cumb News.



  It means something when a town the size of Keyser can send forth a band that can compete favorably with the finest organizations in the land, and the good showing made by McIlwee's Keyser Band in Washington, should be a source of gratification and pride to every citizen.
  In the suffrage parade the band headed the NY delegation, which was the leading organization in line and included Miss Rosalie Jones and her band of "hikers". In this parade of metal of the band was put to the test and was not found wanting. The Missouri Girl Band, headed by Mrs Champ Clark, was directly ahead of the Keyser Band, and the unruly crowd, taking advantage of the girls, succeeded in closing the line and marching was impossible. At this time the Keyser boys took things in their own hands and forced the mob back. "Ginger's" big bass made a good battering ram and by strenuous work and the assistance of a squad of Boy Scouts, the band maintained a small space and kept the line moving until aid came form the cavalry troops from Ft Meyer. After the parade the band was publicly lauded by Miss Millholland, Gen Jones and other leaders.
  In the Inaugural parade the band headed the Civic Division, and led the President's own club, the Wilson Democratic League, from Trenton NJ. This was certainly an honorary position and one that might have been given to a large band.
  During a short concert, while the Civic lien was waiting for the military pageant to pass, the band was well received, and perhaps the highest tribute paid to our boys was when the director and members of Knight's Band from Baltimore came up and offered congratulations and requested the repetition on of one number they played. Knights Band is the crack Baltimore Fifth Regiment Band and one of the best in America.
  The Band, and in fact every citizen of Keyser, should feel deeply indebted to Mr Jacob Moody, an old Keyser boy, for his untiring efforts in behalf of the band both before and after going to Washington. MR Moody ranks among the leading musicians of the country and is director of the crack Second Regt Band of Washington. This band was one of the big features of both parades and especially in the suffrage pageant where Mr Moody had a band of 153 musicians augmented by Frazier's Independent Fife, Drum and bugle Corps, the finest organization of its kind in the world. If Keyser should ever wake up sufficiently to have a 4thof July or other celebration, perhaps we could reciprocate in a measure, by having these swell organizations visit our little city.


  Virgil Gull, proprietor of the Gull restaurant, mistook a box of concentrated lye for a can of soda last Fri night and place a small quantity of the lye upon his tongue. As a result he suffered severely for some hours but no very serious consequences have ensured. -Oakland Republican


  Was entertained very pleasantly last Wed afternoon by Mrs Jesse L Frost at her home on Sharpless St. After the usual routine of business the hostess served a very tempting lunch.