JANUARY 9, 1914


26 JUNE 2003


Misses Blanche and Bernie Duling were the guests of friends at Blaine the latter part of last week


Uncle Nat Kitzmiller has been right sick for several days. We hope he will soon regain his former health


Miss Pearl Anderson of Emoryville spent New Years here with friends


Mr J P Arnold visited his daughter, Mrs Harry Arnold, of Keyser, and Mrs Sadie Ray, of Piedmont, last week


Mr Ed Burns of Kitzmiller was the guest of W P Rodruck last week


Master Walter Arnold of Elk Garden visited his grandparents Mr and Mrs J P Arnold last week


Miss Mabel Clark visited relatives here last Tuesday


It is reported from good authority that the Davis Coal and Coke Co will reopen the four feet vein of coal at Wabash next spring. We hope the rumor may be a true one.


People are taxed high and a part of this tax is used to pay for the education of the boys and girls of our State. But many parents do not seem to realize the inestimable value of a common school education, and by failing to send their children to school, deprive them of the richest gift parents can bestow upon their sons and daughters. If parents do not exercise the authority of sending their children to school (and we have a number that do not regularly) the compulsory law ought to be enforced by the truant officer and that immediately.


Mrs J W Murphy and daughter, Miss Selma, of Henry, were guests of Mr Wm Taylor of Emoryville during New Year week.


Mr J H Murphy of near Emoryville reached his three score and ten years on New Year day. All of his children, with one exception, gave him a surprise dinner. It was a happy event to all. Many more birthday anniversaries be allotted to him.


Snow is from 18 inches to two feet deep here. If our memory serves us right this is the deepest snow since March 1902.





Mr George Dubois of Vestal, NY, spent several days at Stone House last week returned home Monday


Mr and Mrs E J Allen of Petersburg have been visiting relatives during the holidays


Miss Florence Cheshire of Old Fields spent the holidays with relatives returned to her school Friday


Messrs A T Ludwick and W C Whiteman returned from Iowa before the holidays


Mr and Mrs Frank Brenig of Cumberland were visiting relatives during the holidays


Miss Bessie Goldsborough of Romney is visiting at Stone House


Mrs Fannie Hansel and daughter Anna of New York City were visiting relatives here the past week



We are having fine sledding snow. The farmers are making good use of it


Mr O Wirgman has returned from Romney after spending some pleasant holidays with home folks


Miss Juanita Blackburn has returned to her school


Our genial assessor, Mr A H Metcalf, has bought the Ridgeville store, has been doing good business, has shipped lot of poultry, still shipping and more on hand. Has been so far successful he expects to soon put up a dwelling joining his store.


Mr Harry Welch is visiting his parents, will soon return to the West he is much pleased with the western country. We wish him much success.


Mr H A Rogers has opened a fancy grocery store on east Main street.


H L Clause is helping H C Homan to butcher a beef


Mr W E Amtower butchered a hog this week, which netted 495. Who can beat that?


Mrs C E Taylor was called home by the death of her father


Miss Laura Davis returned home after spending some time with Miss Mona Homan during the illness and death of her father, Rev H Homan


Miss Florence Markwood has been quite sick with a cold. She is doing some better now


Mrs H L Clause is appointed postmaster at Ridgeville


Mr Floyd Ellifritz took a load of poultry to Keyser today to ship to Baltimore


We are glad to say we are done whooping. Our school enrolls 16 scholars and 14 had the whooping cough at one time. Sometimes you would imagine the Marine band from Washington had turned out.





The Red Men enjoyed a supper in Odd Fellow’s hall last Saturday night. Oysters were served, ice cream and cake, puns and jokes, and they had a good time generally.


Rev John A Shockey has not been able to fill his pulpit for several weeks. From a severe cold, threatened with pneumonia, his disease has turned to inflammatory rheumatism and he is closely confined to his room.


Mr L O Taylor, principal of the Elk Garden school, spent his holidays in Baltimore and Washington


Miss Freda Kerns, whose finger was mashed under a car window, has been at the U P I hospital, Baltimore, the last four weeks. She expects to return about Jan 10.


Mr Elmer Sheetz, wife and daughter, Miss Annie, visited relatives at Pierce during the holidays. Mrs Bertha Biler, Harry Sheetz and wife, of Pierce, visited relatives here last week


Mr Geo R Branner, manager of the B&L store at Thomas, and family, were here this week. Mr Branner made a short stay but his wife and little daughter remains awhile.


Church services in the rural districts were called off last Sunday, Rev’s White and Messick, on account of the snow, both remained at home, being assured by phone that the church-goers were snow bound.


Mr Robert Greenwade of Davis, visited Mr Seymour Taylor last Sunday


On Saturday evening after Christmas our Dramatic Club played the “Cuban Spy” at Gormania and made good


Mrs B J Faller has returned from Baltimore. Mr Faller and wife are very proud of their second son.


It is not too late yet to congratulate Paul Markwood and Miss Mary Abernathy on their marriage at Kitzmiller, Md, a short time before Christmas, last year. Rev W W White performed the marriage rite


It was a young people’s debate last Friday evening headed by two experienced debaters. Resolved that Washington was of more service to his country than Lincoln. Affirmative, Wade Liller, Ralph Taylor, Madonna Smith, Earl Aronhalt, Margaret Droppleman. Negative, J E Aronhalt, Estel Bennear, Velma Wilson, Eva Dishong, Mura Kitzmiller. Decision two to one in favor of the affirmative.


Mrs Catherine Cummings died on Christmas morning, 1913, suddenly of heart trouble, at Ridgeley, this county, while on her way to church. She was visiting her daughter, Mrs Charley Kinkead, and the news of her sudden death came as a great shock to her husband and family at Elk Garden. Her body was interred at the Catholic cemetery at Keyser. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, Mr Luke Cummings, and children, John, Morris and Luke Cummings, and Mrs Mary Kinkead. She was about 50 years old and had a wide circle of friends.


Five musicians from Keyser played for a dance in Moody’s hall last Saturday evening. It was given by Sheriff Nethken.


There was but one ticket in the field for municipal honors last Tuesday. Perry Streets was elected mayor, and P F McNally recorder and five councilmen.





Mr J A Smith and Rev S S Umstot, were business visitors to Keyser one day last week


Mr Wallace Anderson, who spent the holidays at Washington, DC, returned home Friday.


Mr Sam Dawson of Lord, Md, spent a few days of last week with his parents here


Mr Arthur Sites and sister, Miss Alda, were calling on N R Taylor’s, near the Fountain, Wednesday


Miss Bessie Warnick was in Keyser Friday having some dental work done


Miss Belle Flanagan spent Friday with Mrs S A Trask


Mr Harry Cumberledge and Chester Staggers were in Keyser Saturday


Mr and Mrs S D Taylor spent New Years Day with Mrs Hilleary Rogers


Mr and Mrs H C Dawson spent Thursday with Mrs I F Umstot


Remember the spelling school at Reese’s Mill Saturday, Jan 10.





Mr J C Newhouse and Robert Stover of Keyser, two efficient electricians were over first of the week doing the wiring of the hotel, store, mill and dwellings in our little village


Mr J J Baker, auditor T M & P spent Sunday with H B Carlton


Mrs Harold Ludwig returned to her home at Elkins on Saturday evening


Agent Homer B Carlton and brother, Clarence, spent New Years Day with J C Kephart and family on Limestone


Mr Isae Baldwin of Philadelphia, Pa, was calling on Mr William Hershey one day last week


Miss Mary Newcomb who been attending school at Luke, Md, returned home last Friday a.m. via T M & P.


H B Carlton and son Homer made a hurry business visit to Keyser Monday


Mrs Batrich Curran is spending a few days with her husband at Barkville


Mr W P Wilfong spent the holiday season with parents and friends at Franklin, W Va


James Shoemaker who was spending Yuletide season at Capon Springs, returned home Saturday and reported at his old stand as fireman of the Pin Mill



Mrs Hubert Clower and children spent the holidays visiting relatives at Romney


Noah Hottinger spent a week visiting relatives in Keyser, returned home the day before Christmas


Hubert Clower was a business visitor at Romney Friday of last week


Mrs Harold Ludwick spent Christmas and holidays with her parents Mr and Mrs J H High and other relatives, left on T M & P train Saturday last for her home in Elkins


Miss Ettie High spent the holidays near Eglon, Preston county, attending the Brethren Bible term


Robt Rinker spent Christmas and a part of the holidays with his brother Albert Rinker and family of Cumberland


T M Brown, teacher of the Purgittsville school here, spent Christmas and part of the holidays with home folks near Doman


The vicinity Christmas tree at Otterbin-church night before Christmas was well attended best of order, a good time generally


D B Taylor and son Robt of Flats are housed up with rheumatism Dr Wright of Burlington is tending them


Isaac Liller has purchased another farm of his father in law Robt Arnold. It adjoins his farm


This vicinity was visited by a ten inch snow Saturday last


C E High’s barn roof was mashed down Sunday night by the heavy snow that fell Saturday last.


Mr P H Fahey has returned to Elkins


Lesley Cheasure, a driver for the Piedmont Ice Company, was accidentally thrown from the wagon at Child’s avenue, B&O crossing, Monday and severely jolted up.


Mr S L Dunn is spending this week with his family here. He expects to move his family to his new home at Coalton, W Va, sometime next week


Piedmont Company, No 10, U R K P, will hold a fair at the Armory commencing January 30


Mr Frank Barnard and family of New York are visiting relatives in the Tri-Towns


Miss Susan Barnard of Morgantown, W Va, is visiting relatives in the Tri-Towns


Mr and Mrs D F Graham and son, Master Paul, expect to leave for Florida shortly, where they will spend the remainder of the winter


Mrs Floyd Smoot of Hagerstown, Md, is the guest of her husband’s sister, Mrs Chas T Boone, of Luke, Md


Mrs Findell and son, Master Stewart, are visiting her mother, Mrs Jenkins, Elkins, W Va


Mrs Andrew Clark was taken yesterday from Westernport, Md, to the Hoffman Hospital at Keyser with a severe case of typhoid fever


J R Graney of the Navy Yard, Washington, is visiting relatives in Piedmont. He is suffering from an attack of rheumatism


Mr Samuel G Dixon left Thursday for Roanoke, Va, where he has a good position with the Virginia Lumber Co.


Miss Lulu Heskitt of Henry is visiting her uncle Capt. W E Heskitt


Mr and Mrs Timothy Kenny, of the Kenny House who had been visiting their son Rev Timothy B Kenny, West Forest Park, Baltimore, are at home


Rev McGuigan of Washington DC is the guest of his father, Mr John McGuigan, Main street, Westernport


Mr and Mrs Edward Whitworth will shortly move to Front Royal, Va, where he will engage in the steam laundry work


Miss Beulah Sigler returned to resume her studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore


Miss Margeurite Neff returned to Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa, Monday


Miss Alma Burnworth and Carlos Fredlock returned Monday to Western Maryland College at Westminster, Md


Messrs Robert Maybury, Christopher Ryan and Edward O’Donnell, students at Mt St Joseph College, Baltimore, Md, returned to resume their studies


Mr John Ryan, an electrical student at Washington DC has returned to his studies


Miss Edythe Whitten of Columbus, Ohio, has been appointed teacher of domestic science in the public schools of Piedmont


Prof. W H S White, principal of the Piedmont public schools, has returned from his old home in Doddridge county


Walter Wallace, aged 75, died at his home in Baltimore Saturday evening from old age. He was for many years a resident of Piedmont and had been a member of Philos lodge, No 91, I O O F, 44 years. He was a retired B&O machinist.


Piedmont Company, No 10, U R K P, of Piedmont, is arranging to attend the dedication and opening of the K of P armory in Keyser Friday night, January 16.



Earl Parker of Keyser spent Christmas with his parents here


Miss Josephine Harmisons spent several days in Cumberland last week


Mrs O H Tarr spent several days last week with Miss Sue Sheetz in Keyser


J S Waddle has returned from Virginia, where he spent a month or more


F J Brooke, Jr, came from Richmond to spend the holidays with his father here


Harry Brown came home from Loudoun county to spend the holidays with his parents here


Miss Maggie Guthrie spent several days last week with the family of her brother W N Guthrie


Samuel Davy has returned here after a visit to his parents Mr and Mrs I H Davy at Purcellville, Va


Mr and Mrs Prescott Huidekoper spent several days last week with Mrs Huidekoper’s father in Virginia


Mrs W W McClaine and son spent a part of the holidays with her parents in Fairmont, returned Thursday


Misses Jessie and Beulah Engle, of Shenandoah Junction, have been visiting Misses Bessie and Blanche Goldsborough


Mr and Mrs Flagle have returned to their home in Baltimore and were accompanied by Miss Mary Guthrie who will visit them


Mrs L D Fowler of Gormania, Miss Beulah Durst, of Levels, and John Beckman of Portsmouth, Ohio, have been visiting at Lewis Heckman’s


T G Pownell, of Cumberland, spent several days in the southern part of the county Christmas week. He reported heavy snow and deep drifts in that section.


Mrs Leslie McDonald and her two little boys, all of Keyser, were guests at J H Cheshire’s Saturday and Sunday


Miss Florence Cheshire went back to her school Friday at Old Fields


Miss Blanche Burgess of Keyser spent several days among friends over here and returned Sunday to Keyser


Wren Swadley of Cumberland was back on the run a few days recently


It has been announced here that the folks will meet at J B Leatherman’s Sunday evening at 7 o’clock to organize a Bible class


Will Biser has been circulating on the Run among friends


Henry Powell spent holiday season among friends in Hampshire county


Leslie Cornell is back on the Run again since New Year


Geo E Arnold of Romney who had been spending some time out here, returned to Romney Monday


Robt Dayton, President of the county court, has been very ill with heart trouble. He is much better now and we hope will soon be out again


Perry Biser just brought home a new sled built by Jas Maloney


S W Whipp has just turned in with a bunch of fat cattle. Also a fine bunch of fat cattle just passed down the Run for Mr Welton at Cumberland


Every body come to the debate Friday evening at the school house. At that time a literary society is to be organized and hold regular meetings there after during the winter


B W Smith is selling a lot of fodder at 5 cents a bundle in the field. That beats buying it.





We have been having a considerable lot of snow and bad weather here the past week


Rev Wilhite preached a very interesting sermon to a small congregation Sunday night


Mr Albert Fout is visiting friends and relatives here at present


Miss Delphia Pancake is convalescent with a severe attack of Lagrippe


Mr T R Boseley has gone back to school after spending his Christmas vacation at home


Mrs Kennie Snider is on the sick list at this writing


We are glad to welcome our new friend and neighbor Mr Davil to our community


Miss Mabel Codner returned home Saturday from Keyser where she spent Christmas


There will be a box supper at Claysville school house Jan the 15 the public is cordially invited




Miss Harriett Rees of this city, formerly of Keyser W Va, and Mr William D Rockwood of East Brookland, were married, in the presence of their relatives and a few close friends, at the home of the bride’s uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs Ernest B Swingle, Wednesday evening last. The ceremony was performed by Rev David H Kern, presiding elder of the Alexandria District, M E Church, South, an old friend of the bride’s family. Miss Elsie Rees of Fairmont, W Va, was her sisters only attendant, and Mr Lewis Boss was best man. The wedding gown was of white crepe de chine trimmed with lace and pearl ornaments, and the bride carried a bouquet of bride roses and sweet peas. The maid of honor wore blue silk, trimmed with white marabou. Mr and Mrs Rockwood left for a bridal trip to Hartford and Boston, and on their return will reside at their new home, 3006 17th street northeast, Washington DC.—Washington Star



On Wednesday evening last at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs W C Pollock, Mozelle St, Mr Robert Lee Fisher of Keyser and Miss Arvella Bazzel of McCoole were united in marriage by the Rev H F Baughman.



On the bridge between Keyser and McCoole, Sunday, Lester See and Miss Edna May Stickley were married. Rev H F Baughman performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr Riley Stickley of Purgittsville and was visiting relatives here. The groom’s home is near the same place.



Edward C Kauffman and Norma Ruth Knott, both of Keyser

John Barr Scollick and Martha T Brodbeck, both of Lonaconing, Md

William Nelson Ruddle of Luke, Md, and Nellie Laura Allen, of Piedmont, W Va

Leslie Edgar See and Edna Stickley, both of Purgittsville, W Va



Charleston, W Va

More than 14,000 marriages were solemnized in W Va during last year according to the report of the State auditor compiled today. Ordinarily an average of 1,000 marriages a month has been considered a good record, but April of last year broke all records with a total of 1,518.




Word has been received of the death of B F Wells of La Boca, Panama, from in juries sustained in a runaway accident. He was a former resident of Marlington, W Va, where he had been yard foreman at the tannery. Four years ago he went to Petersburg, Grant county, W Va, to take charge of a tannery and from there he went to Panama, where he was employed by the United Fruit Co. He was 44 years old and a native of Buffalo, NY, where his father, Rev E L Willis yet resides. He was a Mason and Odd Fellow. His wife, one son and two daughters survive. Interment was made at La Boca.



Davis W Va

Louden Noland, 17 years old, high school student, was drowned late yesterday in the Blackwater river here. He was skating with Miss Velma Clark and they went down under the thin ice. Carl Deahl and Wise Mountain, who attempted a rescue, also went under when the ice gave way as they reached over the edge. Deahl and Mountain were gotten out, while Miss Clark proved to be a good swimmer and had little difficulty to keep from sinking. She was towed on a piece of pulp wood. Noland had hold of her foot and it was thought he would be gotten out, but he lost grip and sank. He was a member of the Boy Scouts.




Thomas M Darrah, aged 75 and unmarried, one of the best known hunters and fishermen in W Va, died here today of pneumonia. He was the author of many of W Va’s laws for the protection of game. He was active in Masonic organizations.



Rev Henry Homan died at 9:30 on Friday morning last at Ridgeville. He was 92 years old and was the oldest resident of Mineral county, and was known all over the adjoining counties, conducting revivals and camp meetings. He was born in Hesse Cassel, Germany, October 23, 1821, and came to America in 1844. After a long perilous voyage in a common sailboat he landed in Baltimore on the 28th day of January. He settled in what is now West Virginia and has been a prosperous farmer and fruit grower all the years. He died in the room in which he was married many years ago. The following children survive: Rev German O Homan, of Roanoke, Va, H C Homan, Mrs Olevia R Clause and Miss Mona Homan, at home. His wife died in the year 1890. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock and burial was made in the family burying ground. His pastor, J H Wilhide, preached the sermon, assisted by Rev H V Wheeler, of Piedmont, and Rev M H Keen.



Parkersburg W Va

Following a demand that he turn over his money, J W Zearing, conductor on an interban car on the line of Parkersburg-Marietta and Interurban Electric Railway, looked into a barrel of a revolver last night in the hands of a masked holdup man. Zearing grabbed the man, and as he did so the robber fired, the bullet passing through the conductor’s hand. The robber then fled as the passengers on the car began to get off. The conductor was just entering a booth to receive orders when the incident occurred.


Federalsburg, Md

Eating home-grown watermelons on New Years Day is something rare in Caroline county, but John W Stowell had one yesterday which he declared was fine tasting as good as if it had just been eaten on a hot August night. The melon, with five others, was carefully wrapped in paper and placed in a room where there has been no fire. It remained there until yesterday, when it was cut and found fully ripe. One of the other melons cut a few days ago proved equally as good.


A Congressman W G Brown, “Junior” of W Va, who has been quite ill for several weeks, only getting out in time to vote for the final passage of the federal reserve bill, which he, as a member of the House committee on banking and currency, had an important part in framing, has gone to Florida to spend several weeks. The trip was advised by the physician who has been treating Mr Brown in order that he may have complete rest and be free from the worries and annoyances of a congressman’s life in Washington. He is expected to return soon after the reconvening of congress on January 12.It is understood that the friends of Senator Campbell of Jefferson county will suggest his appointment by the administration to the position of United States Marshal for the Northern District of W Va which shortly becomes vacant. He was the original Wilson supporter in “the State” having placed the President’s name at the head o the columns of this paper. The Virginia Free Press, early in August 1911 and long before and at the Baltimore Convention fought earnestly for the success of his candidate. It is claimed that his party service both in the legislature and in every campaign and the fact that heretofore he has never considered any appointive office no less than his support in Woodrow Wilson’s candidacy before the hand wagon hove in sight, entitles him to this political recognition. Certainly he possesses all the qualifications for office, and his appointment would be extremely popular with the rank and file for the party throughout W Va.


Remaining unclaimed in the post office at Keyser, W Va, week ending January 8, 1914.

Miss Alice Alcorn, Mrs Mae Carr, Mrs Jessie Criter, Miss Elizabeth Evans, Miss Viola Iser, Miss Ethel Jackson, Mrs Ellen Ruble, Miss Anna Simmons, Mrs L L Wright, H A Lee, J C Markwood, Vernon Shoemaker, Geo Thomas, Jr.


State Superintendent of Schools M P Shawkey is pushing the agricultural education movement in the State and so this end will hold conferences at six points in the state this month. Mr M J Abbey, State supervisor of agricultural teaching in the State, and professor of agricultural education of W Va University, will be in charge of these conferences which will be held as follows:

Welch, Jan 15, Charleston, Jan 16, Thurmond, Jan 17, Keyser, Jan 22, Clarksburg, Jan 23, Wheeling, Jan 24.

These conferences are to be held principally for the county and district school superintendents. Professor Abbey recently came to the department of schools from Utah, and has spent several years in agricultural education work in western states.


S S 9:45 am

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Subject: “The Church, Her Mission to the Age” This will be the first in a series of sermons on the church.

C E 6:45pm

Evening Worship: 7:30pm

Everybody welcome at these services.

H F Baughman, Pastor


The Board of Trade meeting, which was scheduled for Wednesday night, was postponed until next Monday night. It is earnestly urged that all the business men be present, as it is proposed to do something in a business way for Keyser. Come and bring the right kind of enthusiasm, work together, push together, pull together and something is bound to move. Also don’t forget to bring the ladies and add beauty to the scene, and have enough to stand in the front of the spelling line and go down like heroes.



The second annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmer’s and Merchants Bank was held Tuesday. The old board of directors was re-elected. The newly elected directors organized by electing officers as follows: Dr Richard Gerstell, President; J R Bane, First-Vice-Pres; N R Taylor, Sec. Vice. Pres, George R Davis, Cashier; R A Welsh, Atty; Dr Gerstell, J R Bane and W C Long, finance committee.


Last Tuesday night the newly elected officers of Olive Branch Lodge No 25, K of P were installed by Deputy Grand Chancellor F N Adams, viz:  C C; E M Stallings; ViceChancellor, John W Johnston; prelate, Basil Martin; master at arms, C B Hart; master of the work, W V Stewart; keeper of records and seal, W C Long; master of exchequer, George P Warner; master of finance, A V Douglas; inside guard, G H Castle; outside guard, Rex J Offutt.


Mrs W C Kinsey is visiting her sister in Cumberland


Miss Mary Frances Davis was in Cumberland this week


Miss May Nicholson is the guest of Miss Sadie Parks


Mr and Mrs C E Dayton are visitors in Cumberland


BORN, to Mr and Mrs C W Condron, Thursday, a fine son


BORN, Monday night to Mr and Mrs Walter M Babb, a fine son, Walter, Jr


BORN, to Mr and Mrs Clarence Biercamp, Thursday, a son.


BORN, on Sunday last to Mr and Mrs Ralph Wilson of Mt Savage, a daughter


W W Woods, of Thomas, spent Sunday with his family


Mr Carroll Elliott of Terra Alta was in Keyser this week


Mr and Mrs H G Wilson were in Cumberland on Tuesday


Mrs H S Pulliam was shopping in Cumberland on Tuesday


Mrs Charles Broome has returned from a holiday visit to Grafton


Mrs Oscar Cosner has had as her guest Miss Tacy Gaunt, of Parsons


Oliver Chilled Plows, Two car loads on road. Keyser Hardware Co.


Steotle Steorts has returned to Morgantown after the holiday vacation at home


Miss Hazel Smith was entertaining last week Miss Maude Smith of Wheeling


Mrs Rose Gerash and daughters of Wheeling are the guests of Mrs Lee Fletcher


Mrs Annie Wagoner and daughter have returned from a visit to Morgantown


Mr and Mrs Harry Carlin of Elkins are the guests of Mr and Mrs James Porter


Mr R C Grace of Pinto, Md, was in the city Tuesday and made us a pleasant call


Miss Myra Nefflen has returned to Morgantown after being at home for the holidays


Mr Charles J Alkire is attending the agricultural lectures in Morgantown this week


Prof. Fred Koelz has returned to the University at Morgantown after spending the holidays at home


Prof J W Stayman returned this week from Cleveland, Ohio, where he has been visiting his mother


Mrs C W Shelly who is ill with typhoid fever at the Hoffman hospital is getting along nicely


Miss Doris Paris, of Walnut Lawns, has gone to Oakland to visit her uncle, Mr Harvard Michaels


Prof B P Guines spent the holidays with his parents in Pittsburgh and has returned to his duties


Mr and Mrs Will Russell of Twin Mountain were the guests of Mr and Mrs E A Russell this week


Mr and Mrs C W Reed were the guests of Anthony Reed, Hughensburg, Pa, during the holidays


Miss Mary Moore, after spending the holidays at home, has gone to Clarksburg to attend the Normal School


Mrs H H King and daughter have returned to their home at Poconoke, Md, after a visit to Mrs T D Leps


Mrs J C Sharpless returned last evening to her home in Gormania after a visit to relatives here and in Piedmont


Dr M F Wright of Burlington was in town this week. He accompanied his son this far, on his way to school at Strasburg


Contractor Shelley expects to finish the K of P Armory this week and next week the Uniform Rank will begin their fair


Mrs H H White and daughters, Marion and Eloise, of Terra Alta, are the guests of her parents, Mr and Mrs G P Warner


Mr and Mrs Grover Coonian and children, who have been the guests of Mrs J Moomau of McCoole, have returned to Cumberland


Mrs F P Kelley and son James, of Fairmont, have returned home, after spending the holidays with her sister, Mrs B B Cavitt


Misses Mae Paris, Elizabeth Glover and Lucy Trask have returned from Westernport, where they were the guests of Miss Josephine Patrick


Hon Henry G Davis, of Elkins, and his secretary, C M Hendley of Washington, and Mr T B Davis of New York, were in the city Tuesday, at the office of William MacDonald, taking depositions in legal matters


Mrs J Z Terrell is in Baltimore this week


Mr John Bailey of Headsville was in the city Thursday


Aluminum ware at reduced prices. Keyser Hardware Co.


Mrs Lena Hutson and son have returned from Headsville


Mr and Mrs Leo Brotemarkle have moved back from Newburg


Mr E A Russell has been in Fairmont on business this week


Mr Jacob Cheshire of Burlington was in the city yesterday


Mr Robert Fout of Purgittsville is visiting in the city this week


Mr John Rinehart of Alaska, was in the city on business yesterday


Mr Quail Andrews of Piedmont, was a Keyser visitor Wednesday


Sewer Pipe and all its fixtures in any quantity. Keyser Hardware Co.


Mr Roy Wolford has returned to his studies at the University of Maryland


Miss Hattie Coffroth has returned from a visit to her sister at Mt Savage


Mrs Marshall Sayre and Miss Hallie have returned from a visit to Grafton


Mrs H G Fisher and little daughter are visiting in Cumberland this week


The old year was watched as it took its departure and the New Year was already begun before a party of young people, who had come to “watch the old year out” journeyed to their homes. On that night the following young people were present at Mr Robert Doll’s near Antioch: Misses Anna Kate Feaster, Anise Likin, Eva Mott, Kathryn Grayson, Edith Harrison, Maude Gardner, Ruth Martin, Nellie Likin, Effie Leatherman and Lula Harrison, Messrs, Earl Martin, Ira Feaster, James Doll, Walter Whittaker, Dow Flemming, Edward Ellifritz, Lynn Mott, Seymour Pyles and Herbert and Ray Thrush. They all behaved unseemingly well, for a pleasant time was shared equally among those present. Games of interest were played until 12:15, when the young people separated for their respective homes. We all thank Mr and Mrs Doll for their kindness and for permitting us to remain to carry out our proposed party. As I heard afterwards I think it was about 12 hours for some to be away from home, because they left home they say at 5 o’clock in the evening and got back at 5 the next morning. Of course there was no limited time to go or to come.

A Mott



Cupid’s plans do not always pan out as expected, but the little fellow with the bow and quiver of arrows is sometimes patience personified and those whom he has pierced with the arrows from his bow generally find a way to overcome every obstacle leading to a happy consummation of dreams of wedded happiness. A license was issued yesterday to Edward G Kauffman, aged 21 years, and Miss Norma Ruth Knott, both of Keyser, W Va. The young man, who it is stated, stands well with the people of that town, is industriously engaged with his father, Mr R T Kauffman, in the restaurant business near the B&O depot in Keyser. Miss Knott is the daughter of Mr W I Knott, a prominent merchant of Keyser, and is a pretty little lady of sixteen years, a student at one of Keyser’s schools. The young people have been quite attentive to each other and during the holiday season the little band of gold with solitaire diamond setting was offered and accepted. The license and the minister with the fateful words were the next requisite and the former was obtained yesterday, but word came from Keyser last evening that there had been no wedding neither was it likely there would be, and at midnight it was reported that the groom elect had retired for the rest of the night. It was stated there was parental objection to Miss Knott’s marriage because of her tender years, but when Mr Knott was asked about the proposed wedding he appeared quite calm, stated his daughter had attended  school yesterday, that she had not yet been married. Evidently he did not believe she was very serious in the matter; neither had he the least thing to say about the young man. The report was given out, however, by a friend of Miss Knott, that the young lady was not at present contemplating matrimony and that securing of the license was premature. However, McCoole Maryland is just across the river from Keyser; there are several ways reaching of McCoole with an obliging parson, and it is said that “love will find a way.”

Cumberland News


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FOR SALE—Farm, two miles from Keyser. U G Workman, Keyser, W Va


NURSING—A practical nurse will go out on cases of all kinds. Apply at Tribune office


VIAVI TREATMENT—I will be at the Reynold’s Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o’clock pm. MRS. L M KENNISTON, MANAGER


SCHOOL BOOKS!—Bought new for this term, 6th grade of school, used about two weeks. Good as new. Will be sold at a reduction. To any student entering this grade this will be a bargain.

Elson Literature, Book One

Modern English, Book Two

New World Speller

Hygiene and Sanitation

Complete Arithmetic

Mace’s Primary History

Frye’s First Geography

Apply at this Office