MAY  16, 1914



The Grand Encampment of W Va Odd Fellows elected the following officers yesterday:

Grand Patriarch, E T Lechlider of Shepherdstown; Grand High Priest, A D A Wolverton of Phillippi; Grand High Priest, E H Rennard of Wheeling; Grand Scribe, C L Simpson of Huntington; Grand Treasurer, C H Riggle, of Fairmont; Grand Junior Warden, G D Smith of St Marys; Grand Representative, Daniel Gunnoe of Crany. New Martinsville was selected at the place of holding the next annual meeting. The department council of the Patriarchs Militant re-elected C Francis Thralls of Fairmont; department commander, L T Baker of Weston; vice-president, Dr A O Bowers of Clarksburg; lieutenant colonel, and H Walter Eby of Mannington, treasurer.


Has a program tonight that’s immense. A 7 people Musical Comedy Co that’s a screaming treat and full show of pictures that please. A great two reel Vitograph feature called the “Antique Brooch” that features all the favorites and the price is only 5 and 10 cents. Why not visit the city opera house where you are always entertained.


The funeral of Miss Jessie Belle Bane was preached this morning by Rev M H Keen. The remains were taken to Burlington and laid to rest at noon today.

J M Linthicum has opened a shoe shop at his home, 180 Main street. Anyone wanting shoes repaired or shoes made to order will do well to see him.


Mrs Benj Dailey spent a day or two in Romney this week.


P E Thrush was called to Falls this week to bury Miss Blanche Babb.


Mrs M W Gamble left Tuesday for Washington where she will spend several weeks visiting.


W H Miller of Dobbin, was here Tuesday on his way to Lost River to visit home folks for a short time.


Mr and Mrs O M Smith of Petersburg, came down Sunday and attended services in the Episcopal church.


T A Wilson and family moved last week into the C D Bowman house on Franklin street, which Mr Wilson recently purchased.


Miss Lula Funkhouser of Branch Mtn was here yesterday on her way to Bemis to visit her sister, Mrs Geo Wilt.


W S Fisher returned this week from Philadelphia where he had gone for treatment. The physician he went to consult was out of the city.


D L Wilson has received new machinery, which he will install in his flouring mill here. He is also getting in lumber which will be used in extensive improvements to his mill.


Mr Kesner, an aged man of this community, died at the home of his son in Moorefield, last week, after a lingering illness. His remains were taken to Petersburg for burial.


Mrs Heath came up from Springfield last Saturday to visit relatives here, but was taken suddenly sick. She left Monday for Cumberland Hospital, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Lillie Heath.


Floyd Grady, who has been visiting home folks on Branch Mtn, was here yesterday on his way to Clarksburg, where he will spend a few days before going to Atlanta, Ga. His sister, Miss Bessie Grady, and Miss Beulah Funkhouser accompanied him to Moorefield.



Keep kicking.

And don’t quit kicking.

One pull one way and one t’other

Go to other towns and buy your goods.

Denounce your merchants because they make a profit on their goods.

Knife every man that disagrees with you on this method of increasing business.

Make your own town out a very bad place, and stab it every chance you get.

Refuse to unite in any scheme for the betterment of the material interests of the people.

Tell your merchant that you can buy your goods at a great rate cheaper in another town and charge him with extortion.

Keep every cent you get, and don’t do anything of a public nature unless you can make something out of it directly.

When you say anything of your town say it in such a way that it will leave the impression that you have no faith in it.

Patronize outside newspapers to the exclusion of your own, and then denounce them for not being as large as the city papers.


The following News Items were taken

From the Grant County Press the

Live Petersburg Paper.

H C Schaeffer has purchased of Henry Keiter his fine driving horse, also buggy, harness and saddle. We understand Mr Schaeffer is going to be a candidate for clerk of the courts and this looks as if he is getting ready to make a fight.


Policeman Frank Oats and wife are spending this week with his parents at Burlington.


Miss Verna Jackson of Burlington, who has been the guest of Mrs Cleve Hamilton, returned home Monday.


Mrs W B Anderson, son McClure, and Mrs Ernest Bowman of Franklin, were guests recently of Miss Mary Welton.


Miss Nell Smith, who taught a very successful school year at Parsons, is spending her vacation with her mother.


Miss Kathleen Welton has returned to her home here after a pleasant visit to friends in Martinsburg and Stephens City, Va.


T M Rotruck and Dave Cassady of Williamsport, accompanied by Mrs Rotruck and Mrs Elbert, were here since our last issue.


W E Hill of the Public Service Commission, made a brief visit here recently.


Edward Baker has been quite sick for several days, but is improving now.


Arthur Fout of New Creek, is here visiting his sister, Mrs C C Martin.


Capt Carter, one of the most widely known and popular passenger conductors on the B&O RR, spent Sunday here with his son, Capt Carter of the Hampshire Southern.


The Aunt Millie Holzshue house and lot in town was sold by Special Commissioner to Dr’s Judy and Moomau at the price of $630.


County court met Saturday with all the members present, for the purpose of issuing the Good Roads Proclamation.


W A Ervin has received his commission as postmaster and will assume the duties of the office this evening at 6 o’clock.


The Samuel K Hanlin farm on Alleghany was sold by Commissioners Saturday at Mt Storm at the price of $750. H C Reel was the purchaser.


Atty’s R W Baker and E M Johnson went to Keyser Monday, the former attending the meeting of the Democratic Congressional Committee held there Thursday.