FEBRUARY 9, 1912


A box supper will be held at the Antioch school house on Sat night, Feb 10, 1912. All are cordially invited to come and ladies please bring boxes and lunch, some pies or cake.
Proceeds for the benefit of the U B Church.
A sled load, of young people were guests of Miss Janie Chamberlain last Fri evening.
The Fourth Quarterly Meeting will be held at the U P Church on Sat evening and Sun Feb 17 and 18, 1912.
Several of our young folks spent a pleasant evening Tues the guests of Mr and Mrs Chas Taylor.
Sur D G Martin did some work Sat for V F Alkire.


Many of your readers will be shocked by the following news items on account of the tragic death of Jacob Arnold in Colorado. This item is taken from a letter from Eld. Jno Arnold, Linter, Ill.
Many of us will remember that Daniel T Arnold, of Mo, made an extended visit here several years ago among friends and the old land marks. His son Jacob married near McPherson, Kan and he and his wife settled in Col. the man, a near neighbor, who is unsuspected guilty of this awful crime, seemed always to be on good terms with Mr Arnold till last fall when the neighbor wanted Mr Arnold to help him thresh on Sun. this, of course, was refused, and he became angry at Mr Arnold and declared he would get even for this.
Since then several attempts had been made to burn out Mr Arnold, going so far one time as to burn a hay stack and to leave other marks. So Mr Arnold and his hired hand decided to watch and try to ascertain who was doing the mischief. On the morning of the fifteenth of Jan, a noise was heard outside the house at 2:30 and Mr Arnold went out to see what it was and saw a man running from the house. He gave chase and caught the villain just as he was crossing the yard fence, where upon the man shot and Mr Arnold returned to the house and said he was shot. His conditions was such that the physician had him sent to the hospital at Denver, where he died the next day at 2 pm. The remains were taken to McPherson for interment. He is survived by his wife and four children, ranging in age from seven years to three weeks.
The supposed murdered, the neighbor, is in jail awaiting trail.
School resumed work last Mon. No new cases of scarlet fever.
J W Leatherman was up on the ridge at the Swisher farm (Fleming home) and brought home a cow and calf. Samuel Fleming is living there alone.
The regular spring council meeting will be held at the church on sat March 2nd.
Feed is in demand and not a few are enquiring for it.
Mrs Ellen Leatherman came home from New Creek last week and brought the baby, her grandson, with her.
Mrs W A Leatherman, mother of baby, is still reported doing well but is still suffering intensely. the disease (milk leg) has gone into her second limb.
Mrs Allie Leatherman and Harry Largent, the lad who lives with J B L's went to Eglon this week on a visit.


Winter still continues with unabating intense to the record makers.
The Duncan Bros moved their saw mill from this place to Bloomington last week.
Miss Myrtle George of Deer Park, was the guest of Mrs H H Hott Sat of last week.
Mr F S Miller, of Rockton W Va, was circulating among friends here last week.
D T Greenwade and wife, of Keyser, visited at Dr Robert Gerstell's Wed of last week.
come make up, Mountain girl, and give us the news, spring will soon be here.
Lucas, old friend, a line to you I'll pen
Of this cold weather so don't you complain
And when the mark I fail to toe
Just stir up the fire and warm me too.

Feb 6, 1912
John B McKenzie, of Barnum W Va, was calling on relatives here sun.
Mrs I L Vanmeter spent from Wed until Mon with relatives at Barnum.
Miss Bessie Miller, of Waxler, was calling on friends here Sat.
Mrs John Ross and Mrs Alfred Ross were visiting relatives at Cumberland Sat and Sun.
Mrs Richard Ross, of Keyser, was visiting relatives here Sun and Mon.
Mr and Mrs H G Wilson and daughter, Pauline, of Keyser were calling on Mr and Mrs F Stotler sun.
Mrs H H Hott spent Sat in Keyser.
Mr and Mrs Robert L Yonker and son, Lee of Keyser, spent Sun and Mon with the latter's parents, Mr and Mrs I L Vanmeter.
Mr Clarence Boor, of Keyser, was calling on Ye Scribe Mon.
Master Harry Sheppard, of Rawlings, spent a few days with relatives last week.
Fri was Ground Hog Day and I saw my shadow, so lookout for rough weather.
Well, Nero, I hardly know what to say to you this week. the weather has been so cold that I have not had a chance to replenish my almost exhausted vocabulary.
No, of the cold weather I will not complain
  As it would not help matters a bit.
And as to the mark, if you can not toe it.
  It is best to stop trying and quit.
Now, as to the fire, I'll punch and I'll shake
  I'll do all to help you I can.
and if I can't warm you by coal and by wood,
  I'll try it again with my pen.
So now, brother Nero, my rhyme I will close.
  And you can do as you choose;
If you don't want to answer just let it alone
  And I'll take a week off for a snooze.


Lloyd Oates had a severe case of ptomaine poisoning last Sun evening. Dr P S Keim worked with him several hours and at times the case seemed hopeless but the patient finally yielded to the treatment. He ate oysters and others members of the family ate them without any injury.
John Davis, wife and child went to Hampshire county last Fri. Mr Davis grandmother is very ill.
Mine Superintendent, H H Harrison, was called to Va, near Harrisonburg, last Sat on the account of the serious illness of his father. His wife and children are visiting Mr Fred Bane at Parsons.
Mrs Steven Kearney, is visiting friends in Ohio. Her sister in Ohio is very ill.
The K of P will give a supper and banquet in Odd Fellow's Hall the evening of Feb 17, 1912, in celebration of the 48th anniversary of the establishment of the order. The committee having the supper in charge are Harry Sheetz, W H Kight, Lloyd Oates, R Marsh Dean.
Our community was greatly shocked over the sudden death of one of its citizens last week. John Wilson, who resided on Shady Side, died Sat, Feb 3, 1912, of acute indigestion. He was born in Scotland in 1873. When he came to this country he resided principally on George's Creek. He married Miss Kate Mullen, of Elk Garden, in 1893. He came here about four years ago and was employed in the mines by the Davis Coal and Coke Co. He was a loyal member of the Knights of Pythias, belonging to Anchor Lodge, No 111 of Midland Md. Elk Lodge, No 44, of this place, took charge of the funeral. They presented a beautiful wreath in the name of the order. The deceased was in the thirty-ninth year, and leaves to mourn their loss a wife, two daughters, Annie and Elizabeth, and two sons, James and William; one sister, Mrs Robert Rogers, of Grafton; three brothers William, of Iowa and Thomas and Isaac, of Oregon. The funeral left here Tues morning for Frostburg where interment was made in the Alleghany cemetery. His lodge met the funeral on it arrival at Midland Md. The K of P's that went with the funeral from this place were undertaker, W W Kight and pallbearers, Earl Duling, F C Patton, David Schwinabart, John Burke, John Tice, Ed Winning.
Clarence Rollman came up from Cumberland last Sun and experience a blizzard in connection with his visit. He returned the same evening.
Dr P S Keim has eight White Orpington pullets, nine months old, that laid 148 eggs in Jan, and it was zero weather nearly the whole month. His first incubator hatch occurred last Sun.
Sun it was cold and windy and a deep snow on ground hog day. Ten chances in ten this beast of evil portent was snugly and warmly cuddled up in his hibernating nest in mother earth. The sun shone a short time and the hoggie ought to have sent out his shadow so the ground hog wise acres could with confidence predict six more weeks of zero weather.


After a Rip Van Winkle nap we will again write a few times for the tribune.
Mr J E Ludwick was a business visitor at Thomas last week.
Mr Earl A Duling went to Frostburg to a funeral Tues.
Mr E A Ludwick took a sledload of young folks a pleasure drive to Emoryville one night last week.
Emoryville must have the reputation of having honest persons living there. One night last week the mailsack was thrown on the platform there about 11 o'clock, and it lay there till after daylight the next morning. A hint to the wise out to be sufficient.
Rev Messick preached at Mt Pisgah last Sun. Glad to see him out.
The ground hog saw his shadow, and as a consequence we are doomed to six more of this zero weather. he is as much of a despot as the czar of Russia.
Squire C E Shillingburg lost a yearling since the cold weather.
In a letter from Edgar Clark from Alaska, he says "the mercury stands from 35 to 40 degrees below zero, but the wind does not blow much there. They take the mail there with a train of dogs. They get $20 per day for the dogs, and the driver gets $10."
Nearly all of the roads in this part of the county are filled with snow drifts from 4-8 ft deep, and the traveling public has to depend upon the kindness of the farmers to let them go through their fields.
Several men have been engaged for several days tearing down the dump, at the foot of the plane at Wabash.
Mr T W McDowell lost his driving horse one day last week. We did not learn the cause of her death.
Mr S R Duling is hauling pulp wood to Emoryville.


H W Gurky, of Blaine, took in the sights at Piedmont last week.
E A Ringer spent part of last week in Keyser W Va.
A number of our folks attended the festival at Elk Garden, and had a good time.
Miss Maud Tibbetts, who has been visiting friends in this vicinity, returned to her home, at Beryl last week.
Mrs B J Faller, of Elk Garden, was visiting her sister, Mrs Mont McGinnis, in Blaine, the past week.
Mrs D C Arnold and Mrs F C Rollman, of Elk Garden, paid visits to friends in this neighborhood last week.
The Davis Coal & Coke Co, have a contract to furnish the Bethlehem Steel Co with 3,000 to 6,000 tons of coal a day, commencing June 1st. This means that the Western Md Railroad will receive from this region about 70 more cars daily. This means work for the miners, consequently we are happy.
We are having delightful winter weather. It is not too cold and the sleighing is splendid. the young people of this place, Blaine and Elk Garden, make the county roads a scene of mirth and happiness.


There were seven severe cases of pneumonia in this neighborhood, all of the parties lived within a radius of one mile, but they are now able, to be up and only need care and a plenty to eat to be themselves again within a short time. The health of our community is now good.
the roads are almost impassable because of drifts.
The mercury continues to fall below zero, and fires are our closest friends.
Uncle John


The carpenter have torn away the outside protection from around the big Dixon building on Main and Washington streets. The building certainly has a fine appearance from the exterior. this building when completed will be one of the finest in the tri-towns, and is a highly creditable job which speaks well of the contractor, F L Fredlock, of Piedmont.
The Piedmont Castle, Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias, will give a banquet and bazaar in that place in the near future.
The Ladies' Society of the Daughters of Pocahontas gave a supper the past week.
There was a serious wreck near Harrison, on the Western Md on Sat morning. All trains were delayed of several hours. Passenger train No 2, eastbound, due here at 11:44 am, did not arrive until nearly four o'clock, being several hours late. the wrecking crew form Ridgeley was hurried to the scene. As far as can be learned no one was injured.
The Cook Lumber Co of bond, have rebuilt the big mill which was burned at that place several months ago. They expect to have it completed and running in a few days.
A big syndicate has purchased several hundred acres of timberland near Dawson, below Keyser, and expect to give employment to a large force of men for the next three years - possibly longer.
the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co of NY, expects to open up a branch office at Oakland, in the near future. This company is rapidly increasing its territory.
The Western Md Co, have completed the remodeling of their big coal tipple at the WV Junction, which was partly destroyed by fire some time ago.
The funeral of the late Samuel Guy, which took place on Fri afternoon, was a very large one and showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held by his fellow townsmen.


Mr and Mrs Benny Leatherman were shopping in Keyser Tues.
Mr and Mrs Rex Offut and child visited homefolk and friends here this week.
Mr George B Clark, of Baltimore, spent Sat and Sun with friends in Keyser.
Mr James G Wright was a Keyser visitor last Wed.
Hon C H Vossler spent this week in Keyser looking after his business interests here.
Mr T M McCorkle, one of our popular traveling men, was taking orders in Keyser last Tues.
Mr W R Nethken bought a flock of about one hundred very handsome sheep of the Col T Davis estate this week.
Mr Russell Cutter, of Midland Md, is visiting his Uncle, Mr T P McKenzie, this week.
Mr Estele McNemar, of Cumberland Md, spent Sun here with relatives and friends.
Mrs Howard Fetterorf, of confluence Pa, is visiting her sister, Mrs S E Brewer.
Mrs H Clay Thrush spent last Fri visiting in Keyser.
Mr J A Smith was shopping in Keyser Wed.
Post Master George T Goshorn, of Piedmont, was visiting in Keyser last Wed.
Albert Neville, who was in a Baltimore hospital, has returned home and continues to improve.
Mr William Babb, of Medley, is in Keyser on business.
Mr Henry Fleek, who has been indisposed for some time, is improving.
Mr I E Oates, of Elk Garden, made this office a pleasant call Thurs.
Mr S M Arnold was in Keyser on business Thurs.
The T M & P R R has been running its handsome new locomotive over the part of the tract that has been layed at this end of the route.
Hon Ben H Hiner, who was a candidate fro congress in 1908, may make the race for a member of the house of delegates from Pendleton Co.
Father O'Hara returned for his trip to Cuba last Wed. He had a great trip and was highly pleased with that Island. He considers Havana the prettiest and cleanest city that he has ever seen.
Mr Ambrose Liller fell on the street Tues afternoon and broke his left arm, between the elbow and wrist. Such was his nerve that he arose and walked to the office of Dr Hoffman and had the broken limb set. He is doing well.



Mr Samuel Smith, one of the most prominent men in Cumberland at the Allegany Co bar, died Mon morning at 11:30 o'clock at his home, No 35 Chase Street, after an illness of about three weeks, death having been due to heart trouble.
One week ago, Dr W S Thayer, a noted heart specialist of Baltimore, was called here in consultation with Dr T B McDonald, at which time the worst was feared, but Mr Smith's ailment did not assume an alarming condition until Sun, when he commenced to grow rapidly weaker until the end came.


Darling little Richard, the eight weeks old baby, of Mr and Mrs S M Stover, of Chicago Junction, Ohio, died Jan 28, 1912 of pneumonia. He was a healthful little fellow and never in his life did he show any sign of pain, until on Fri before he died. Services were held at the home, conducted by Rev N C Maye, the U B pastor, after this he was taken on No 8 to Keyser from their home and buried in the McDowell grave yard near Burlington.
The little cab is empty now
The little clothes laid by
A mother's hope, a father's joy
In death's cold arms doeth lie.
Go little pilgrim to thy home
On yonder blissful shore;
We miss thee here, but soon will come
Where thou hast gone before.


Mr Charles M Wilson, one of the leading merchants of Kitzmiller Md, died at his home last Wed evening, Feb 7, 1912, and will be buried in the Hamill Cemetery, near Kitzmiller, in Garrett Co, Md, tomorrow afternoon. He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Jonathan Wilson, of Wilson Station, and was in the fortieth year of his age. he is survived by his wife, who was Miss Welch, of this county, and five children. A J Wilson, of Davis W Va, John Wilson, of near Keyser and Osmund Wilson of Wilson Md, are surviving brothers. His two sisters are Mrs H C Homan and Mrs W A Feeley.
Mr Wilson was a very capable business man and had a big heart. His death is mourned by a large circle of friends. He had accumulated considerable property.


We desire to return our thanks to our many friends who have shown us so much kindness and sympathy during our great afflictions, and to express our most hearty appreciation to them for the substantial, as well as sympathetic aid they have give us in our time of great trouble.

Most sincerely,
Mr and Mrs Henry Pyles
I desire to express my hearty appreciation and thanks to the many friends who have so nobly given my son and daughter such kindly, as well as pecuniary and substantial aid in their affliction and loss, and hereby express my heartfelt gratitude to them for the same.
Very sincerely,
Mrs Mary Adams


The second number in the entertainment Course, given under the auspices of the Preparatory and Public Schools, was rendered by Jess Pugh, Miss Lathrop and Miss Kellogg in the High School Auditorium last Tues night before a large audience that richly enjoyed the concert and gave liberal applause.


A fire early Sun Morning destroyed the residence of Mr Henry J Pyles, on B Street, and three of their four small children perished in the flames. Mr Pyles, who is a yard brakeman for the B&O RR, arose about five o'clock and started a fire in the stove and went down to the railroad yard. When returning to his home, about six o'clock, he discovered that his house, a small frame building, was on fire. He called upon his neighbors for help, and when he entered the house the ceiling of the burning building had fallen in on the bed where his children lay asleep, and it was impossible to reach two of them that perhaps perished in their sleep. A third one escaped from the house, but was so badly burned that he died Sun about noon. Mrs Pyles with her infant escaped in their night clothes, and her sister, Miss Bessie Adams, who lived with them, also was rescued without serious injury. It was with difficulty that the mother was restrained from rushing into the angry flames in her mad attempt to save her children. The children that perished were May, aged 2 years, Edna, aged 4 and Arthur aged 6. They were buried in Queens Point Tues afternoon, the funeral services were held in Grace M E Church, South and conducted by Rev J H Brunk and Rev M H Keen.
The citizens of Keyser have contributed liberally and largely to a fund to cover the financial loss that Mr Pyles has sustained by this tragedy, but human help and human sympathy are unable to comfort the hearts of the bereaved parents. Keyser does not remember when it had a more heart rending disaster.


Mr and Mrs E G Kimmell and S L Twigg started in a sleigh Tues evening to go to preaching in the Fountain Church. On the east side of the mountain, they ran into a snow drift, the sleigh upset and the horse ran away. Mrs Twigg was considerably bruised and has suffered quite a good deal, though no bones were broken. Mr Kimmell received painful cuts about the face. Mrs Kimmell escaped without injury.


Rev M B Lambdin, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Keyser, tendered his resignation to his congregation last Sun to take effect the first of March. The Session of the church, will act upon the resignation next Sun forenoon and soon a meeting of the Presbytery will be called to confirm the action.

Mr Lambdin has accepted a call to the pastorate of the Presbyterian church at Montgomery, Fayette Co, W Va and expects to preach in his new church the first Sun in march. Montgomery is a rapidly growing town and the church that Mr Lambdin will have charge of is the leading church of the place. The best wishes of the citizens of Keyser will go with Mr Lambdin to his new charge.


Rev C P Bastian, who has been pastor of the Lutheran church in Keyser for the past five years, has tendered his resignation and the same has been accepted to take effect the first of March. Mr Bastian is very popular with his congregation and it was the desire of his entire membership to have him continue his pastorate here, but consented to release him that he might have the privileges of a larger field and enlarged opportunities. During his pastorate here the membership of the church has been doubled and the debt on the building has been reduced each year.
Mr Bastian has accepted a call to the pastorate of the Lutheran Church at Charleroy, Pa. He expects to leave Keyser the last day of Feb and to preach to his new congregation the first Sun in March. Charleroy is a growing city of more than ten thousand inhabitants. The Lutheran church building there is a very handsome structure, the congregation is large and influential. Mr Bastian's salary will be very much more than he received in Keyser. His Keyser friends hope for him a pleasant and prosperous pastorate in his new charge.


There are eight and a half schools in Welton district. The half is at Furnace, which is a union school with Hampshire Co. The nine teachers are earnest workers. Most of the schools are fairly well graded, a few very well. All but one have libraries and five have flags.
L J Mott, Pres, Antioch, J T McDowell, Burlington and A L Thrush, Burlington, with D W Taylor, Ridgeville, make up the board of education. Only the minimum salaries of $40 for first grade, $35 fro second, and $30 for third, can be paid for teachers. However, we are hoping for better things for Welton. One teacher has a first grade certificate; seven, second grade; and one third grade.
Below are given the schools, teachers and addresses of teachers. The second, when given, is the home address, otherwise it is both home and school.
Ridgeville - Nina Knabenshue, Ridgeville, Headsville.
Antioch - Annie Huffman, Antioch, Purgittsville.
Mike's Run - Bessie Warnick, Antioch, Reeses Mill.
Red Star - Lucy Hollenback, Antioch, Reeses Mill.
Welton - Elsie Hull, Burlington, Lahmansville.
Furnace - Mrs Aaron Taylor, Burlington.
Markwood - Maude Davy, Burlington, Rady.
Burlington - F B Mathias, Burlington, Mathias; Ann Vandiver, Burlington.

Richard W Thrush


L O Davis, admr of George Delawder, dec'd, made a report requesting the sale of real estate owned by dec'd, and the cause was referred to Harry G Fisher, commissioner in Chancery.
C N Finnell, special commissioner, reported the sale of 100 acres of land, of which Edward Fleming, died seized at public auction to E A Russell for $1825 and the sale was confirmed.
Sallie O Poland in chancery vs David G Poland and Bon A Poland, case continued until April term of court.
W H Griffith attorney vs David Cowan et al. Commissioner C N Finnell reported sale of lots and as directed to distribute funds and report to the court.
J Humbird Smith vs Samuel L Logsdon et al. Chas N Finnell, special commissioner was directed to make equitable distribution of the funds.
Alice K Hartley Admx of Benjamin Haines, dec'd, vs Charles Miller et al. This cause was referred to Harry G Fisher Commissioner in Chancery.
Julia Kelly et al, vs John R Kelly et al. W C Clayton and Wm MacDonald made their final reports which were accepted and they were discharged from further obligation.
Robert C Greenwade vs Harry T Greenwade et al. Wm MacDonald and W H Griffith were appointed special commissioners to make sale of the real estate.
Elizabeth H Koch vs Edward W Koch, Elizabeth H Koch, Admx and the Real Estate and Improvement Co of Baltimore City, and S R Barr, Trustee. H G Shores was appointed guardian ad litem for Edward Koch and H G Fisher as appointed special commissioner to make sale of real estate.
Grant Kitzmiller et al vs John Kitzmiller, et al. The Court ordered that a partition be made of the real estate and that John Kitzmiller shall receive nine sixteenths thereof and that each of the other parties shall receive one sixteenth. The Court appointed Richard Hanlin, J F Junkins, W T Dixon, C E Nethken and Frank Bane to make said partition, any three of whom may act.
State vs D S Alexander, Defendant admitted to ball and case set for April term of court.
F C Patton Admr of Hawthorne Patton vs Davis Coal and Coke Co. compromised, plaintiff to receive six hundred dollars and costs about this suit in his behalf expended.
John Pugh, Admr of William Pugh, dec'd vs Davis Coal and Coke Co, John Pugh Admr of Frank Pugh dec'd vs Davis Coal and Coke Co. These two suits were compromised on same terms as the Patton suit.
John Salesky Admr of William Balthus, dec'd vs Davis Coal and Coke Co. Compromised on same terms as the foregoing.
On motion of W H Griffith, C R Morgan and attorney of Terra Alta, W Va, was admitted to practice in this court.
State vs A G Bisseet, the defendant was admitted to bail and case was continued until April term of court.
C E Caldwell, J H Dye and C E Bright were appointed trustees fro Queens Point Cemetery.
the Central Railroad Co of New Jersey, Plaintiff vs The Davis Coal and Coke Co, Defendant. The jury found for the plaintiff and assessed its damages at $1,926.00.

Mabel Hardy vs Alexander Redmond. Verdict, "We the jury, find the defendant not guilty."
Charles H Vossler was appointed a trustee for the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of Keyser, to fill the vacancy on the board of trustees by virtue of the removal of Edward Hall from this state.


The postoffice and store at Corinth W Va, was broken into and robbed. A small sum of money and some little articles were stolen. The McGreal-Benson bloodhound of Terra Alta, took the trail right away and trailed the thief to the coal bank and from there to an old stable and there the the trail was lost. The store was owned by the Fuller Bros. They seem to be a singularly unfortunate in this respect as this is the third time this store has been robbed in the past year.