JULY 10, 1914


While on their way from Petersburg, W Va, to Cumberland in a Hupmobile, driven by the owner Walter Borror, he and four companions were injured when the car hit the bridge, this side of Frankfort, W Va, at five o’clock Saturday morning and went over an embankment into the bed of Turner Run, the machine turning over twice in going down. They had left Petersburg, Friday midnight, and when they reached the sharp turn at the bridge the car was not turned sharp enough to go over the bridge and leaped over the embankment. Three of the occupants, Walter Borror, Roy Walton and Paul Robinson went down with the machine and sustained bad injuries, while John H Fultz and his son, Archie Fultz, were thrown out of the car into the bushes and received only slight bruises. Borror, aged 30 years, had two ribs broken and is thought to be injured internally. Roy Walton went head first through the windshield and had his face, breast and arms badly cut. Paul Robinson sustained a broken collarbone. The car was almost completely wrecked. Dr Percival Lantz of Frankfort was summoned and after administering first aid to the injured, brought the men to the Western Maryland Hospital here in his car. Walton and Robinson were able to leave for their homes, but Borror, will remain at the hospital. They were on their way to Cumberland to spend the fourth.

Cumb News of 6th.


Cheering news of an improvement in business conditions comes from the state of Pennsylvania. An investigation in a score of cities, made by a financial and trade review, discloses that the number of unemployed is diminishing, that all kinds of plants are working more hours than at anytime during the past nine months, and that there is a general feeling of stability. A large locomotive company is recalling men laid off last winter. Coke ovens generally are in operation. Reports are good as to the textile establishments. Silk mills are running on a 100 percent basis, and the shoe industry on a 70 percent basis. When business improves in Pennsylvania, a great mining and manufacturing region, it always grows better throughout the entire country. Boston Globe.


We for one believe that prohibition will be carried out successfully in this State. The law under the amendment is the most rigid possible. The State administration has determined an efficient, in fact, absolute enforcement of the law. Not one tenth of the liquor will be drank in this State that has been in the past. That will be secured in the only lawful way possible, by unsolicited order from the consumpter to the seller of it abroad. It will be used in the legal way, that is drank on the premises of the buyer of it. In time there will be less and less use of it. There will be no selling in all the State. The penalty is too severe. Prohibition has come to stay in W Va. Parkersburg Journal.


Editor Bob Kramer was fishing near Denmar, Pocahontas county, the other day. He saw an immense snake swimming head and tail up, rattling as it came. When in striking distance, Mr Kramer hit him with his fishing rod. At this instant a big bass was hooked and the rod could not be used on the snake. Harry Wells was fishing near and reeled up his line until the hook was up to the end of the rod. He hit at the snake with the rod and actually hooked it in the mouth. He then pulled the snake to the bank and killed it. It was one of the largest of its kind, over four feet long, with nine rattles.


Another one of Keyser’s most highly respected residents has passed away. On last Friday morning, July 3rd, 1914, at about 2:30 o’clock, Mr J R Carskadon passed away at the ripe old age of 74 years. In the last hours around his bedside were his wife, two daughters and two of his sons. “Uncle Bob” as he was familiarly called by his friends, was a brother of the late T R Carskadon, and was a man of considerable intelligence, and was active in the business affairs of this section until a few years ago, when he suffered a severe stroke of paralysis. He was assistant cashier of the Keyser Bank, now the First National, and for a number of years was postmaster of Keyser. He was one of those kind-hearted good-natured, jovial sort of people everybody likes and with whom it’s a pleasure to come in contact. He will be missed by a wide circle of friends and relatives. Besides a wife Mr Carskadon left two daughters and three sons, viz: Mrs John Fogle of Chicago; Mrs George McCarty of Philadelphia; Charles Carskadon of Philadelphia; Earl Carskadon of Clarksburg and John Carskadon who lived with parents. The funeral took place Sunday morning and was largely attended. At 8:30 services were held at the house, conducted by the Rev Franck H Havenner, after which the remains were taken to Headsville and laid away among the rest of the family, he being the last of the old set of Carskadons. The honorary pall bearers were Dr Richard Gerstell, Wm C Clayton, David Long, F M Reynolds, V F Alkire and J B O Clem.

The active pall bearers were L T Carskadon, J B Fetzer, Col Geo T Carkadon, Fred Carskadon, F H Babb and Geo A Carskadon.


Lonaconing, Md—Mr Louis Sluss, aged 68, died at his home on Big Vein Hill Saturday morning at 1 o’clock, from a hemmorhage of the lungs. He had been ill for over a year, and his death was not unexpected. Deceased was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, and lived there the greater part of his life, coming to Lonaconing in November of 1913. He is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughters: John William and Edward, of Frostburg; Harmon, of National; Dewey and James of Lonaconing; Nina, Mrs Oscar Merrill, of Meyersdale; Mrs William Lashbaugh of Frostburg; Marcelina and Mildred of this place. The following brothers and sisters survive: Charles of Luke; John of Keyser; Frank of Strasburg, Pa; and Sylvester of Pennsylvania, and Mrs Sol Hott of Burlington, W Va. The deceased was a member of the Barton Council, No 37, Jr O U A M, of Barton and of Barton Lodge No 94, I O O F. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from his late home. Interment in Allegany cemetery, Frostburg.


Solomon George, formerly a resident of this city and connected some years ago with the Potomac Planing Mill Co here, died yesterday morning at eight o’clock at Hot Springs, Ark, where he had gone in search of health. The news of Mr George’s death was received here last night from Hagerstown where Mr George went several years ago when he closed up his business affairs here. He was manager and president of the West Side Lumber Co at Hagerstown and conducted a thriving business there. Mrs George and their three children had received a telegram announcing the fact that Mr George was very ill and were on their way to Springs yesterday, but at Roanoke, Va, they received a message telling of his death. They proceeded on to Hot Springs. Six years ago last April Mr George moved  from this city to Hagerstown where since he has been a prominent and well known citizen, as he was in this city. He was a sufferer from rheumatism. He was about 50 years of age. The deceased was married twice, his last wife being Miss Bailey, of near Keyser. He had a family of three children one by his first wife and two by his second. He also leaves brothers and sisters, of whom one, Aaron lives in this city. Cumb News of 8th.


Dr and Mrs A M Fredlock were called to Piedmont Tuesday afternoon due to the serious illness of Dr Fredlock'’ aunt, Miss Margaret Jammison, but she passed away before they reached her bedside. She was 82 years old, and death was due to paralysis. Elkins Inter Mt of 8th.


The passenger engine that brought in the Baltimore excursion train last midnight on the B&O RR was derailed at a point below Thomas street, as the engine was backing down the freight track to the shops, by running over the badly mutilated remains of a man thought to have been Howard L Bittner, of Keyser, W Va, a brakeman in the employ of the road. It is thought that he was struck and killed by a freight train which threw the body on the east bound freight track. The remains were badly mangled, beyond identification, but on the clothing was found a Hamilton railroad watch, on the case of which was inscribed “Mother to H.L.B.” On his cuffs were the initials L.B and a label on his clothing carried the name L Bittner. The remains were brought to Butler’s morgue, and it was ascertained that young Bittner, aged about twenty years, had secured permission to come to Cumberland, but was to return to Keyser on train No 1 last night to go out with his crew as brakeman on a run. When the call came for him it was found that he had not returned home. In his coat lining was found a switch key and a caboose key. Becoming frightened when the engine which was derailed by the body of Bittner left the track, Fireman W Cox, of Martinsburg, jumped from the engine and fell on his back, sustaining painful bruises about the body. His injuries are not serious. Cumb News of 6th. The remains were brought home on 55 Monday and funeral took place Wednesday. He belonged to the Patriotic Order Sons of America who were in charge of the funeral and attended in body. The services were conducted by Rev H F Baughman and Rev Hammond. Interment in Queen’s Point cemetery.


Death has again invaded our midst and taken away another good old Christian mother, in the person of Mrs Elizabeth Wells, who died at her home on Church street, Wednesday afternoon about three o’clock, July 8, 1914. She would have been 84 years old if she lived until August. Mrs Wells had been in feeble health, owing to old age, for some time. She lived to a good ripe old age, years full of rich Christian experience and wholesome influence which she radiated all around her, brightening the lives of all who came in contact with her. She was a woman of quiet disposition, and what is called “a stay at home,” but she had a host of warm friends who enjoyed her society. Mrs Wells was a Miss Numbers before uniting in marriage with Mr Joseph Wells, who proceeded her to the home above about seven years, he having died in 1907. She leaves two daughters and two sons, viz: Mrs Geo P Warner and Miss Fannie Wells and Mr Wm Wells of Keyser and the Rev Howard Wells of Baltimore. The funeral will take place today at 3:30 pm. Services will be held at her late home conducted by her pastor Rev M H Keen, of the M E Church, South, of which she had been a faithful member for years. Interment will be in Queen’s Point cemetery.


Charleston, W Va

At a meeting of the state board of regents held here today and attended by President Thomas E Hodges, of W Va University, it was decided to establish a department of pharmacy at the University, beginning with the fall term. Leave of absence for one year was granted E G Rohrbaugh, principal of the Glenville Normal school, to go to Germany and S O Bond was named to succeed Rohrbaugh. President Hodges, recently nominated by Democrats for congressman-at-large, declined to state whether he would accept the nomination, but announced he would decide in a day or so.


The friends of Miss Edna Kester and Mr Elbert McMechen, of Glendale, both well known in this city, will be surprised to learn of their marriage which occurred Wednesday morning at 7:15 o’clock at the parsonage of the Presbyterian church at that place. Rev J F Slagle performed the ceremony. Following the wedding they left for a short trip and upon their return will take up their residence with the groom’s parents. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs John Kester, and she has a large circle of friends who will be pleased to hear of her marriage. Mr McMechen is the son of Mr and Mrs B B McMechen of Glendale and is connected with the State Specialty Co of Moundsville. Wheeling Register.


License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

July 3—Alvin Floyd Sinnett and Roxie Lana Roy, both of Job, W Va

Chas Ross Colgrove and Rhoda Belle Cunningham both of Thornwood, W Va.

July 6—Loy Milton Christna of Garrett, Pa and Kathleen Jenkins of Blaine, W Va.

George Wm Houdeshell of Moorefield, W Va and Hattie Dora Dunivan of Fulk’s Run.

Norman James McBride and Virginia May McClure, both of Clarksburg, W Va.

July 8—Jas Donald Wilson and Ellen Elsie Russell, of Barton.

Wm Harrison Hannas, Three Churches, and Edna Rosett Wolford, of Romney, W Va.


While ex-Senator C W Watson was being charged by the Republican Press with corrupting the Democratic State convention at Parkersburg, it appears that he was in Paris, France, negotiating for a ringside seat at the Johnson-Moran prize fight. Wheeling Register.


Winchester, Va—Farmers of the West Virginia border counties are getting 7 cents a lb for lambs and 26 cents for wool. Democrats are calling attention to the fact that when the Republicans stumped that part of the state during the last Presidential campaign they declared Wilson’s election would cause the prices to drop to 3 cents for lambs and 12 cents for wool. Under the high protective tariff system, they claim, lambs brought 4 cents and wool 17 cents a pound.


“Where is Angy Hardy?” this is a question the officers of the W Va penitentiary at Moundsville are asking. He is said to have disappeared from the prison walls as mysteriously as though he had evaporated, some time Tuesday afternoon. He was sentenced to the penitentiary from Romney, Hampshire county, January, in 1913, for holding up and attempting to rob Lee Inskeep, a farmer and extensive stock dealer near Romney for 18 years and has served less than two years of his sentence.

Later—Angie Hardy, the convict who mysteriously disappeared from the stock room of the tailor shop of the state penitentiary at Moundsville about three o’clock Tuesday afternoon, was found about 4:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon hiding under the floor of the same building. He had been under the floor for a little more than 24 hours and although suffering considerably from thirst and hunger, he was little the worse physically by reason of his fool hardy escape. Wheeling Register.


The Keyser Board of Education held a meeting Monday, when the teachers for next term of the school were appointed. The salaries have not been fixed yet. Those selected were: Mr Frank Hall, of Morgantown, was elected Principal of the High School to succeed Mr Dunkle, who resigned to accept the position as Superintendent of Schools at Port Deposit, Maryland. Miss Sue Sheetz, Miss Sue M Johnson and Miss Sabin were re-elected. Miss Alma Young, of Huron, Mich, was elected teacher of German and English. Miss Lue M Allen, of Hamlin, Wis, was elected teacher of Music and Art, to succeed Miss Riker, who recently resigned. The grade teachers elected are 1st grade Miss Ada Wagoner and Miss Myrtle Blackburn; 2nd grade Miss Ida Dickel, Miss Fannie Leps and Miss Lulu Smith; 3rd grade Miss Nancy Kuykendall and Miss Myrtle Bond; 4th grade Miss Lillian Wolford and Miss Lottie Brown; 6th grade, Miss Bessie Wagely and Miss Estelle Wagoner; 8th grade Miss Anna Ruckman. The 7th grade teachers and one 8th grade remain to be elected.


The Epworth League of the Frankfort M E Church South will hold a “Parcel Post Sale” on the lawn of the M E Church Saturday night, July 18th for the purpose of buying Hymnbooks and other supplies for the Epworth League and Sunday school at that place. Refreshments will be served. A cordial welcome is extended to all. Committee.


Prof J W Stayman, principal of the Prep School, was in Charleston the first of last week, where he appeared before the Board of Control in the interest of the school. Bids will be considered at once for the erection of the dormitory, which is to be built on the grounds beyond the athletic field. It will be a substantial, modern, fire proof brick, three stories and 250 feet long, with accommodations for 120 students. One end will be set aside for the boys and the other for girls, with administration rooms in between.


There will be offered for sale at the front door of the Court House in Moorefield, on Saturday July 25th, 1914, at 2 o’clock pm the “Mattie Baker” farm lying about six miles south of Moorefield on the Hampshire Southern RR. This farm has on it a dwelling, barn, and other out buildings almost new, and is among the best farms on the Branch. Possession to be given March 1, 1915. TERMS: one third cash and two deferred payments. For particulars write: G W McCauley, Agt for Holmes K Baker, Moorefield, W Va.


Speaker Clark was notified yesterday that he had been made a doctor of laws by Bethany College, the W Va school from which he graduated in 1873 at the head of his class. The Speaker now can write “Champ Clark, A.B.A.M.LL.B; LL.D.”


Monday a small daughter of Mr and Mrs W A C Welch, of Willow Ave, narrowly escaped death. She had been taking medicine, and in the absence of her mother, thought to give herself a dose and got hold of a bottle of carbolic acid and drank some. The prompt aid of a doctor relieved her, but she was painfully burned.


Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice at Keyser, W Va, week ending July 2, 1914:

Miss Delcia Dawson, Mrs Mary Elkins, Mr O E Mabee, Miss Lulu Robinette, Mrs Adah Smith, D N Rush, Mr Charlton, N E Cumpton, R T Evans, F Glenn, Geo A Johnson, Ikey Menter, 2 Frank McCauley, Wm J Rogerson, Blaine Summers.


SS 9:45am, Morning Worship 11:00am. Holy Communion will be administered at this service. C E 7:00pm, Evening Worship 8:00pm. Subject of sermon by the pastor; “Individual Responsibility.” Everybody is welcomed at these services. H F Baughman, Pastor.


In Scribner’s and Kesner’s auto trucks the Ladies Aid Society of the Lutheran Church went to “Maplewood” Mr J C Watson’s farm up New Creek yesterday afternoon and held their regular meeting. There was a full attendance, about 36 going up. After the routine of business was attended to, they had a picnic in the grove, returning late at night, and report a fine time.


During the rain storm Saturday afternoon a great deal of hail fell in the neighborhood of Headsville, Mineral county. Several orchards in that vicinity and near Pattersons Creek are said to have been greatly damaged. Several hours after the storm the hail laid in piles at the foot of hillsides. Gardens and cornfields suffered by the fall, and in several places windows were broken.


Owing to the difficulty in securing a suitable editor and manager permanently the Keyser Tribune Co have determined to offer the property for sale. The office is well equipped with presses, type-setting machine, gas engine, paper cutter, type, etc. Large subscription list, etc. Further information may be had by applying to the Keyser Tribune Co, Keyser, W Va.


All persons knowing themselves to be indebted to the estate of the late Dr W Holmes Yeakley in any amount, whether large or small will please call the undersigned Administrator and settle said indebtedness with delay. Anyone having a claim of any kind against said estate will please promptly present the same, duly authenticated, to the undersigned. Chas N Finnell, Administrator.


The undersigned treasurer of the Lincoln Chautauqua wishes to announce to its patrons that after paying all expenses in connection with the Chautauqua there is left a balance in the treasury of $39.17, which amount will be carried over and used in next years work. Respectfully submitted, Oscar Cosner, Treasurer.


I offer for sale privately my home place, of 261 acres, lying one mile south of Headsville on Pattersons Creek Pike. Also 325 acres lying one mile east of Headsville on drains of Patterson’s Creek; fine orchard land, and has on it considerable bark and timber. This is all valuable property and will be sold on reasonable terms. For further particulars call or address. Jas E Sheetz, Headsville, W Va.



Located at Keyser, W Va, in the state of W Va at the close of business June 30, 1914. Bank first began  business Sept 8, 1911.


Loans and discounts--$129, 616.70

Overdrafts, secured and unsecured—326.45

Stocks and securities including premiums—36,038.75

Banking House, furniture and fixtures—3,500.00

Due from Banks—10,114.99

Checks and other cash items—1,349.20

Lawful money reserve in bank—5,892.38





Capital stock paid in $50,000.00

Surplus fund—5,000.00

Undivided profit—3,437.77


Cashiers Checks—5.00

Bills payable—5,000.00



State of West Virginia

County of Mineral

I, Geo R Davis, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Geo R Davis, Cashier

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of July, 1914. C B Hott, Notary Public

Richard Gerstell

J R Bane

W C Long, Directors


A three months old son of Mr and Mrs Grove died July 4, 1914. The remains were taken to Cabin Run for burial.


Charlestown—The threshing season which has just commenced in this section shows the wheat crop to be above the average. Some crops have yielded as high as 35 bushels per acre.

Lonaconing—Leonard E Kelmer has resigned as editor and manager of the Lonaconing Advocate, which position he held since March 1912, to become general manager of the Frederick Post, a morning paper.

The blackberry crop of Lewis county will be a record one, according to reports brought in from the rural sections. It is declared that the bushes are heavily laden, pointing to an abundance of the late berry fruit.

Charleston—Declaring there is twice as many rats as residents in Charleston and that they do damage approximating $125,000 every year. Mayor J F Bedell today set aside July 8 as “rat extermination day.”

Cumberland—The Cumberland Ministerial Association composed of the Protestant ministers of the churches in this city, has adopted a plan of getting closer together by exchanging pulpits, and on next Sunday the first exchange will take place.

Despite the fact that 55 of the Moundsville state penitentiary convicts are working on the county roads of Berkeley and Pleasants county and that there have been many released from the institution lately, there are still 1,235 convicts at Moundsville.

The wheat harvest is about over in Jefferson county. It has been cut in good order and though the rains dampened that which was in shock, the high winds the first of the week dried it out nicely. It is believed that the crop will be the largest that has been raised in Jefferson county in many years. Shepherdstown Register.

Greensburg, Pa—Claude McCusker, alias Frank Wagner, who is charged with shooting Justice Roman at Hancock, Md, four years ago, was arrested yesterday and jailed on the information given by a stranger, who upon arriving in this city positively identified Wagner as being McCusker and the man who is wanted in Hancock for the murder of Roman.

Cumberland—The annual interdenominational camp meeting to last until Sunday, July 12, inclusive, opened in the big auditorium at Mt Lake Park Friday. The platform in charge of the Rev Dr George F Oliver of Matoon, Ill. He is being assisted by Bishop Joseph F Berry, of Philadelphia, and the Revs Joseph H Smith, E S Dunham, E L Hyde, Andrew J Dolbow, J R Beverage and David Bowers.


Lewis Duling of Thomas visited his parents Mr and Mrs S R Duling last Saturday and Sunday.

Mr and Mrs Fred Sheetz of Winston-Salem, NC, are the guests of her parents Mr and Mrs J P Arnold.

German Murphy was visiting his brother-in-law George Harvey of Backbone Mtn last week.

Bert Evans and Miss Nera I Roderick are guests of friends at Emoryville this week.

Mr and Mrs Jacob Sanders and family of Keyser were visitors at Neri Clark’s last Friday.

Mrs Jane Boseley of Laurel Dale is on a visit to Mrs Laura Shillingburg.

The “Glorious Fourth” has passed into history of W Va. Many say the “law is no good” but let us all be slow to condemn.

Messrs W W Rogers and Clarence Rollman of Blaine were on a visit to friends here last Sunday.

Mr Philip Reel and Miss Anna Evans, daughter of Mr and Mrs Howard Evans, were married in Cumberland last Wednesday. May shadows never cross their journey of life.

A chicken thief visited the hen house of M Durst one night last week and received a parting shot from a shot gun in the hands of G V Murphy. Moral—Wait till the moon goes down.

Mr and Mrs Obed Hanlin and Wilson Hanlin of Gorman were the guests of R V Hanlin the Fourth of July.

Mr D R Leatherman of Frederick City brought his bride out on a visit to his brother in law E A Ludwick last Saturday. They would have received a hearty tintinnabulation if the young folks had known of their visit.

Clarence Gardner and family, of New Creek, visited his father-in-law, Arch L Junkins, of Emoryville, last Saturday.

A bear has been heard of in our midst, killing sheep and making the boys look wild. Boys, when you must be out at night carry a flashlight and scare it away.



Mrs Charley Boseley has been very ill for the past week, but is able to get around again now.

Miss Lena Shumaker of New Creek is visiting at Mr and Mrs A J Pancake’s this week.

Mr Clyde Amtower was a guest at his mothers last Saturday and Sunday, accompanied by Misses Lucy and Anna Streets.

Miss Martha Watson was visiting in Keyser a few days last week.

Mr W E Shears was in Keyser attending to some business Monday.

Mrs Grace Thomas’ mother and sister from Kansas are visiting her. They all went to Greenland Gap the fourth and all enjoyed their trip.

Mrs W C Liller is staying at Locust Lawn Farm this week.

Mr Henry Evans was visiting his lady friend at Mr Else Fout’s over Sunday.

Miss Stella Snyder is staying at Mr C W Boseley’s for a few weeks.

We hear there is to be a wedding in this community some time soon.

Mr Vaughn Amtower was visiting his lady friend at Mr A J Pancake’s Sunday evening.

Mr Jack Cleveland of Piedmont is staying with his brother Henry for a few weeks. He has been sick for a month or two.



There was quite a pretty informal church wedding at 7 o’clock Tuesday morning at the First Methodist Church, when the Rev J F F Gray, of Hancock, Md, assisted by the pastor, Rev William Harris, united in marriage Miss Margaret May Kalbaugh, daughter of Mrs Virginia Bruce Kalbaugh and sister of Dr Z T and A Brown Kalbaugh, of Piedmont, to Norman Steigers Brown of St Louis, Mo. They left immediately in an automobile after the ceremony going to the birth place of Mrs Brown at Cross, W Va, thence on to Buena Vista Springs, Va. They will motor to New York City thence take a steamer for Nova Scotia. They will be at home in St Louis, Mo, after August 10th.


Mr Geo R Branner, wife and child of Thomas were pleasant visitors here the first of this week.

Robert Wilson, Co. H; 15th infantry, served three years in the army and returned home from the Philippine Islands last week. He’s looking well and all are pleased to see him.

Harry Jones, who sustained a compound fracture in his leg some time ago, returned from St Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, last Friday. He was there several weeks and is now in good shape.

Miss Mamie White has entered the Alleghany Hospital, Cumberland, to become a trained nurse.

Mr James Norman was at Children’s Day at Thomas recently and accomplished the singing with his flute.

Sheriff Nethken was in town last Tuesday.

Raspberries and raspberry pickers are both plentiful.

We have had frequent rains of late, also hailstorms, but no serious damage.

A stranger remarked recently that Elk Garden has good roads. That sounds good. We have energetic road supervisors and are glad that our roads compare favorably with others. Now let all new roads be built by the most approved methods and that will have a tendency to add improvements to the old roads. Good roads are great factors in advanced civilization. They influence trade, sociability and encourage better attendance at schools and churches.

The board of education met last Monday. The salaries are the same as last year, ranging from No 1 down, $55.00, $45.00 and $35.00. Only a part of the teachers were appointed for the Elk Garden school. They are Mr Clifton E Gurd, Misses Annie C Fleming and Mary Mason. Misses Mary Murphy and Gladys B Hamill were appointed for the Blaine school and Mr D M Westfall and Miss Genevieve Carney for Oakmont school. Free textbooks will be continued this year and D C Arnold was appointed district superintendent.

Lloyd Oates autoed several passengers to the Chautauqua at Keyser. It is a great six day school and high class entertainment suiting everybody. Elk District ought to have a large representation there next year.

It is fly time now. Here is sermon. Swat the fly. Swat him again and again. Seven plagues are carried upon his innocent looking feet. Swat this agent of fever, this black angel of death.

Baseball was the attraction here on the Fourth. Harry Brock’s sluggers played Blaine. Two games were scheduled but rain prevented the second one. Blaine was outclassed this time. Result of game 14 to 0 in favor of Elk. Batteries for Elk, Brock and Blackburn. Brock fanned out 24 and allowed but three hits. Blaine did not make second base, but come again, Blaine. Better luck next time. The day culminated in an old time square dance in Odd Fellow’s Hall to the music of fiddles and piano accompaniment.

Rev W W White and wife are visiting Rev White’s father at Salem, Va. Rev White will remain there about three weeks to regain his health.

Rev John A Shockey will hold an all day meeting at Cross next Sunday.

Messrs Isaac E and Lloyd Oates and wives visited friends in Hampshire county last week.

There were many other comers and goers on the Fourth.



Mrs M A Tutwiler of Keyser was visiting relatives here last week.

Mr and Mrs Robert Parker spent the Fourth in Cumberland.

Mrs Hannah Breinig and Mr D R Leatherman were married last Thursday by Rev Geo S Arnold.

Mr J H Fleming of Dayton, Va, was among friends here over Sunday.

Rev Bryan of Romney spent Saturday night here.

Mr and Mrs J E Davy and children of Parsons are visiting relatives here.

Mrs O H Tarr and daughter, of Romney, are visiting relatives.

Mr C W Akers of Keyser was among friends here Saturday and Sunday.

Master Leroy McDonald of Keyser is visiting relatives here.

Messrs G T Goshorn and son, of Piedmont, stopped an hour or two with friends last Monday, enroute to South Branch.

Mr Chas T Rinker left Wednesday for Pittsburgh, Pa.

Mr F E Gannon of Mechanicsburg, O, spent Wednesday night here with relatives.

Mrs Annie Smith and son, Harold, of New Creek, were visiting relatives Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Nannie J Ludwick celebrated her 79th birthday Monday at her old home.

Mr C W Watson of Flats was among relatives here Wednesday night.

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July 8, 1914

V M Grayson of Elk Garden visited home folks from Saturday until Sunday.

Surveyor D G Martin is doing some work this week at Pattersons Creek. He did some work one day last week in Grant county for Calvin Bacorn.

Mr and Mrs Perry Harrison is in our midst again.

Mrs Clary, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs V M Grayson, went to Mt Savage, Md, today to visit another daughter, Mrs Jeff Grayson.

Herbert Thrush, who has been at home a week or two returned to Twin Mountain first of the week.

Lynn Mott was at Keyser Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs T C Thrush is visiting her daughter, Mrs Calvin Likens, a few days.

Misses Eva Mott, Ruth Martin, Nellie Likin and Bessie Kenny and Messrs James Doll, Earl Martin, Herbert Thrush and Weck Doll drove to Greenland Gap Saturday, the Fourth.

Miss Catherine Grayson also went to the Gap with Seymour and Ray Whip and sisters, Misses Bertha and Maud, of Burlington. She accompanied them home and remained until Monday.

Martin and Mott and families and Mrs Robert Doll spent the day Saturday along Pattersons Creek.

Rev George Burgess preached an interesting sermon here last Sunday.



Moorefield Examiner of 2nd

During the thunderstorm last Thursday, lightning struck and killed a horse belonging to Harrison Miller on Lost River.

Wm Keller and D H Kuhn left Monday morning for Clarksburg to attend a meeting of the Doman Consolidated Oil Co.

Guy Bowman and family left last Friday morning for a visit to relatives at Clarksburg, Cumberland and other points.

Jacob Reed has been quite ill at his home near town this week. There is very little change in his condition at present.

Mr and Mrs Cleland Fisher left Tuesday morning for Cumberland, where Mrs Fisher will take treatment in a hospital.

Miss Virginia Wood left last week to attend a term of summer school at West Virginia University.

Miss Marietta Hook, of Capon Bridge, was married last week to N O Roper, of Baltimore, at the home of the bride.

Mrs Geo W Fisher and daughter Jean who spent several weeks visiting at Vaucluse, Va, returned home Monday.

I S Bowman and Adrian Bowman and wife left Tuesday morning for Akron, Ohio, where they expect to make their home.

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

Willie Kuykendall of Charleston arrived last week and is visiting relatives here.

In some manner we failed to mention the death of Clint Hichew, one of our best known colored citizens, in our last issue. He had been quite sick with consumption. His remains were buried in the colored cemetery.

Rev Seymour Grady of Leesburg, Fla, was here yesterday morning on his way home after a short visit to home folks on Branch Mountain.

Lightning struck a shock of wheat on Geo Miley’s farm last Thursday evening and burned it up. The wheat had just been cut, but it burned very quickly.

Mrs K L Whitson, of Hagerstown, who spent the past week with Mr and Mrs J S Gamble, left yesterday morning and will return here shortly to spend the summer.

Dr and Mrs S B Johnson and William McCoy, of Franklin, and their guest Miss Mary Mantz of Baltimore motored to Moorefield Sunday and spent a few hours here.


Press (Petersburg) of 2nd

Dr Glenn Moomau this week bought of R H Hill his residence on Main St.

Mrs William Newland, of Clarksburg, and Mrs James Viser, of Welch, also Master Viser, of Welch, also Master Jim Viser, are visiting their sister, Mrs R W Baker.

Dr’s Judy & Moomau are putting in the foundation preparatory to enlarging their drug store.

J J Haggerty, a newspaper writer, who has headquarters in Washington, was here this week.

The train which has been coming here at noon on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s has been discontinued.

I V Inskeep accompanied by his daughter and niece, Miss Stallings, of Keyser, was here Friday.

The bond issue for sewerage and water carried by a large majority there being 119 for it and 8 against it.

Mrs Geo Barger left Tuesday for Keyser on a visit to her son, W H Barger. She was accompanied by her grandson, Harry Gray.

At the primary election held last Thursday, the result was as follows:

Geo B Harman was nominated for House of Delegates; D P Hendrickson for clerk of courts; H F Groves for county superintendent and E W Whitsel for member of county court.

John Nash, who was engaged in the ginseng business at Emoryville with Geo W Mallow, of this place, was here this week. Mr Nash claims to be a preacher and prophet and wears a peculiar dress—a long white robe and goes barefooted. He says he had been put in prison both in San Francisco and Washington, but they could not hold him. Mr Nash is fasting this week. He claims that he had not eaten anything since Sunday morning and says he will eat nothing until next Sunday.

The Petersburg Orchard Co will have a load of peaches in town the 4th, the first product of that orchard and the first of peaches this season.


Grant county has been without rain for several weeks with the exception of a few local showers which fell in some sections. These did but little good and at this time the drought seems to be general throughout the county. Farmers have lost all hopes for a hay crop as the meadows are entirely burnt up, not showing more grass than ought to be in the pastures. With the exception of the lateness of corn might be considered as looking well. The usual acreage was not planted for two reasons—one on account of the wet weather had disappeared. There is a general complaint about gardens and vegetables, and it is claimed there will not be a half crop of potatoes. The wheat harvest is about over and some crops will be threshed the coming week. While the harvest was at least a week earlier than common the crops are reported to be good. There will be almost an entire failure in the oats crop, as but little was sown until late and has had the dry weather to contend with.The locusts have been here and gone. While here they were very destructive to the fruit, and it is said that their damage was more on the young orchards than to the fruit on the trees. Another shortage in the crops is caused by a number of men quitting the farm and giving their time to peeling bark and hauling cross ties. This change from the farm to public work gives a market outside of the county for several hundred thousand dollars of their farm products to other farmers. Whether the money paid for bark and crossties equals the amount paid out by the men engaged in that business can only be guessed at. But by the coming of the tannery and railroad to the county the times have changed and many of the people have changed with them to meet the interests of its newcomers. On the 27th day of June what was supposed to be an old time Republican primary was held at the voting precincts of the county. All went smoothly until after the result was reported. Demagogues tell the people they must rule and no one has ever doubted that right. But the men who lost out on the 27th by the right of the people to rule are now in a turmoil and say the people ruled wrong. The Republican party was well but wished to be better and took Bull Moose and died. We noticed the Democrats had little flurry at the time they nominated Junior Brown for Congress, Brown will go back to Congress. If a few of his own party scratch his name at the November election their loss will be made up by votes from the Republicans. Wm H Taft when he was President told the Republican Senate That if they passed the Sulloway Pension Bill he would veto it, because he said the money power was opposed to it. When the Republicans went out of power in Congress, Taft lost no time in calling the Democrats together to get his reciprocity bill with Canada passed. The bill was passed and a pension bill was passed similar to the Sulloway bill which Mr Taft had turned down by the Republicans, but he was forced to signed the bill passed by the Democrats at their extra session and Junior helped with his vote to pass the bill. In addition to the bill passed, which reaches the old veterans under the general pension laws, Junior has been busy getting others on the roll which the pension laws do not include. For this kindness Junior is entitled to the gratitude of the old vets and all whom he has helped, and he will get their votes. With two candidates on the Republican ticket it is fully for either of the two expect to win. In fact Junior is so strong that it is doubtful if the combined efforts of the Republicans could defeat him.

Sam Peer.


Born, July 3, 1914, to Mr and Mrs Harry Whipp, a daughter.

Born, July 5th to Mr and Mrs W H Miers, a daughter.

Miss Laura Lauck returned home yesterday on train 55.

Miss Glendora Keys was a visitor to Cumberland yesterday.

Dempsey Rice and family spent the fourth with friends at Davis.

Miss Freda Kern, of Sulphur, is taking the Teachers’ course at the Prep.

Rev Howard Wells, of Baltimore, came up Monday to see his mother.

Mrs Wm Martin has returned from a visit to her mother at Washington.

Mrs Rozel Stehley left Tuesday for Uniontown, Pa to pay her parents a visit.

Mrs S N Moore was in Cumberland yesterday to see Mrs Edgell who is in the hospital.

Mrs Wm MacDonald and daughter, Miss Janet, spent Monday with relatives at Westernport.

Chas Rice was out at Tunnelton last Saturday to pay a visit to his wife who is there on a visit.

Mrs Lucy Kuykendall and sister, Mrs Sheetz, went to Mt Lake Park Tuesday to spend a while.

Mr and Mrs Wm E Mohler and children of Pittsburgh paid relatives here a visit Saturday and Sunday.

Mr and Mrs Robert Dawson, of Martinsburg, spent last Sunday here with their daughter, Mrs L R Warner.

Mrs Dr F P Stehley was called to near Hagerstown Tuesday by serious illness of her mother, Mrs Avis.

Mrs W P Welschonce who was taken to the hospital last Saturday and operated on is reported as doing nicely.

Col Robert Stallings, of Parsons, has been here a day or two this week visiting relatives and looking after business.

Miss Nancy Arnold, who has been living with her uncle W J Babb at Medley for several years has returned to Keyser.

Mrs Frank Garber of Palls, Va, who has been here since the funeral of her sister, Mrs Laura Rice, left for home today.

Engineer W E Fazenbaker of Cumberland came up yesterday to see his friends. Mr Fazenbaker is now on the retired list.

Dr Jesse Little of Pittsburgh who brought his wife and son over Thursday to spend a while, returned home last Sunday evening.

Mrs Nettie Caudy, of Baltimore, came up the first of the week on a visit to her daughter, Mrs C H Leps and other relatives and friends.

Arnold Vandiver of Burlington has accepted a position with the Fruit Exchange here. “Hinks” many friends here are glad to have him with them.

Warren Kooken, well known to many of our readers, is laid up at his home at Westernport from the effects of having run a rusty nail in his foot on July 4th.

Capt C F Jordan reports having had a mess of fine tomatoes from his garden the other day. This is a little early, but the Captain is somewhat of a gardener.

Thos J VanMeter of Alaska was in town Monday on business. He says they had a heavy rain and hail storm on the 4th. The hail did a great deal of damage to the vegetation.

Atty Wm MacDonald, accompanied by his son, Kenneth, and Mr W E Heskett, of Piedmont, was at Petersburg last Monday looking after some business before the county court.

John Thornhill was called to his home at Riverton, Va, by the death of his mother, a few days ago. He was accompanied by Mrs  J M Cather and daughter, Miss Effie, and Will Cather.

Mrs W H Yeakley returned Tuesday to look after her business. She was accompanied by her father, Col Ranson, of near Staunton, Va. We have not learned what Mrs Yeakley’s plans are.

The Rev Mr Perryman of Waterford, Va, who has accepted the call to the pastorate of the Presbyterian church here, expects to be here to fill his pulpit on the third Sabbath in July, the 19th.

Mrs W S Davis spent from Friday till Monday evening with relatives at Oakland. Her mother had been spending a while with her and she accompanied her to Oakland. “Bun” went up and spent Sunday.

Mrs John Fogle and four children of Chicago are here having come on account of the death of Robert Carskadon. Mrs Fogle will send for her other four children and they will spend the summer with her mother.

Mr and Mrs Dennis Alderton are visiting home folks.

Miss Nell Johnson was a visitor to Cumberland Wednesday.

Mr and Mrs Elmer Wilson are visiting friends in Washington.

Lee Lauck came home from Washington to spend the 4th.

Mr H W Wolfe of Clarksburg, spent Sunday with home folks.

Atty Wm MacDonald was at Cumberland yesterday on business.

Mr and Mrs James Watson of Mannington are visiting home folks.

Mrs J S Ward and children went to the Valley of Virginia last week on a visit.

Mrs Hannah Harding of Garrett, Pa, is spending a few days with Mrs B R Sollars.

Miss Bertie Lark is on a two weeks visit to Clarksburg, Grafton and other places in that section.

Mrs J W Wolford has gone to Washington, DC, to see her mother, Mrs J W Virts, who is ill.

Mrs E Lee Fink who has been Mrs J M Wolfe returned to her home in Elkins Sunday.

Mrs W W Woodard and children have been visiting friends at Steckman, Pa, since Thursday of last week.

Mrs E W Heavener and children and Miss Mollie Shockley, of Mt Pleasant, are visiting Mrs A J Boor.

Dr and Mrs Arza Furbee have been on a visit to the formers home folks out in Tyler county the past week.

Miss Elizabeth Nesbitt of Cumberland is at the Hoffman hospital doing extra nursing while they are so busy.

Misses Clement and Huntley Hoffman, of Thomas, are here this week paying their grandmother Hoffman a visit.

Jas W Leatherman and son of New Creek went to Cumberland last Friday on a visit to relatives for a few days.

Mr G R Dye of Ridgeville was in town Wednesday on his way to Mt Lake Park to attend the camp meeting for a few days.

Mrs Dr L L Edgell went to the W Md Hospital at Cumberland last Friday for examination and treatment for some internal trouble.

Miss Margaret Meyers, of Frostburg, and Miss Mary Goetz, of Carlos Junction, have been guests of Mrs Charles Evans this week.

Rev John F Dayton, of 21st Bridge, one of Mineral County’s old and respected citizens, has been very ill the past few weeks.

Mrs Dever Ashmead and little daughter, Anita, of Middlesboro, Pa, are spending a while here with the formers parents Mr and Mrs B R Sollars.

Mrs Shaffenaker, who underwent a severe operation at the Hoffman hospital last Monday, is reported as getting along as well as could be expected.

Dr and Mrs Beerbower, of Terra Alta, motored to Keyser Friday evening accompanied by Mr H S Whetzel of Kingwood who spent the 4th with Mr J M Wolfe.

Mrs Edythe C Wilson of Potomac Manor, W Va, who has been visiting Mr and Mrs John E Moorhead, North Johnson street, has returned to her home. Cumb News of 7th.

Mrs Elizabeth Hall left Monday for Ohio to pay her son, Bennett, a short visit. From there she goes to Oregon and California to spend the rest of the summer with her sons and daughter.

City Clerk L M Bomberger who is recuperating from an operation, accompanied by his sister, Mrs P M Spangler, of Piedmont is spending a short time in the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond Hagerstown.

Miss Myrtle Carnell was brought to the Hoffman hospital Thursday of last week and was operated upon for appendicitis. She is reported as getting along fine, and her mother, who was with her, returned home Monday.

Mr and Mrs Fred Sheetz of Winston, NC, arrived last Friday on a visit to relatives. They stopped off here with Mrs Sheetz’s sister, Mrs H L Arnold, before going to the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs John P Arnold, at Hartmonsville. Mrs Sheetz is on crutches as the result of a fall, which left her with a very badly sprained ankle.

Prof D C Arnold and daughter, Mrs R M Dean of Elk Garden, Mr and Mrs I P Levings, and daughter, Fannie, of Romney, Mr and Mrs Clayton George, of Cumberland, Mrs Edgar Arnold, Misses Stell Arnold, Doris Paris, of New Creek, and Anna Arnold of Burlington were visitors at the home of Jos C Arnold during last week.

Miss Elizabeth Wenner has returned from Paw Paw.

Rev W G Hammond paid Cumberland a visit Wednesday.

Mrs Harry G Fisher was a visitor to Cumberland Wednesday.

Miss Irene Davis has returned from few days visit at Morgantown.

H C Hollen, wife and children spent the 4th with relatives at Blaine.

Miss Ada Gordon spent from Friday till Sunday with friends in Charlestown.

M Tamburni of Bayard treated himself and family to a brand new automobile.

Howard Smith of Ida Grove, Iowa, is here visiting his uncle Col M H Smith.

Miss Blanche Friend visited relatives at Swanton from Saturday till Monday.

Miss Frances Kinsey who has been visiting at Keyser has returned to Fairmont.

Mrs J S Koontz has gone to St Louis on a visit to her aunt Mrs Wm Armstrong.

Miss Lucy Streets of Keyser visited friends at Claysville from Friday till Sunday.

Miss Myrtle Vossler of Keyser is visiting at Valley Farms. Fairmont Times of 6th.

Miss Lillie Wagoner paid her sister, Mrs John Fugil, of Clarksburg, a visit first of the week.

Miss Ella Wolf and niece, Miss Frances Whitehouse, visited relatives at Newburg Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs Louise Hoover who has been visiting relatives here for some time left Sunday for her home in Clarksburg.

Michael Joseph Condon of Midland and Miss Mary Theresa Murphy of Gorman were married July 7, 1914, at Tunnelton.

Richard Gerstell, of Grafton, came down in his auto and spent Sunday with his parents, Dr and Mrs Richard Gerstell.

Mrs Floy Edgell was at Cumberland Wednesday to see her mother in law Mrs L L Edgell who is in the hospital.

Mrs Victor McFadden and her visitor, Miss Brannon, of Philadelphia, and Mr and Mrs H Miller, spent last Sunday at Twin Mountain.

Mr and Mrs Ralph Wilson and infant son of Mt Savage spent the 4th of July visiting Mr and Mrs Josian Ford, East Union Street, Frostburg.

Mrs S M Stover and two children of Chicago Junction, Ohio, arrived this morning and will spend a week or so with relatives here and near Hartmonsville.

Miss Mary Landes, who is the guest of her aunt, Mrs J C Watson, paid the home of her uncle, Mr Trout, at Blaine, a visit for a couple of days last week.

Dr Floy Edgell of Charles Town, who brought his family here last Friday, left for home today, leaving his wife and children to spend some time with relatives.

Hon Geo M Bowers of Martinsburg was in town Tuesday. Mr Bowers is an aspirant for the Republican nomination for Congress in this district and was looking over this part of the field.

Miss Katie Sims has returned from a three weeks visit to Morgantown, Salem and Shinnston. Miss Sims has resigned her position in the public school here and has accepted the position as teacher of the 8th grade in the public school at Morgantown.

Mr and Mrs E M Stottlemyer returned home the first of the week from a months visit to their old home, at Mt Airy, and to Baltimore, Washington and other eastern points. They were accompanied home by their niece Miss Blanche Spurrier.

Mr and Mrs Earl Carskadon of Clarksburg, who were called here by the death of their father, Mr Robert Carskadon, left for home today. They were accompanied by Mrs Lynn Carskadon, of Pittsburgh, who was also here to attend the funeral.

The correspondent of the Cumberland News says that Wm R Coyner, a former resident of Frostburg, now an inmate of the Old Soldiers Hospital at Sykesville, visited friends there Sunday and Monday and left Tuesday for the South Branch Valley.

Mr and Mrs L J Powell, Miss Alta Powell, Master Chas Powell and Mr Harry Stewart of Keyser motored to Cumberland from Keyser yesterday and were guests of Mr and Mrs J W P Somerville, Altamont Terrace, the latter a daughter of Mr Powell. They returned home in the late afternoon. Cumb News of 6th.

Dr H L Gamble, of Moorefield, underwent an operation at the Western Maryland Hospital for appendicitis. He was brought here by Samuel A McCoy, editor of the Moorefield Examiner, in his touring car and was accompanied by Mrs Gamble, Mrs P W Inskeep and Dr O B Brooks, Dr Claybrook performed the operation. Cumb News of 7th.

Chas D Matthaei died July 6 at Elkins from blood poison.

Mr and Mrs Roy Ravenscraft were in Baltimore over the Fourth.

Misses Amy McKee and Lillie Kirtley were in Frostburg the Fourth.

Miss Agnes Patton visited friends at Cumberland on the Fourth.

Atty Wm C Clayton went to Romney Wednesday to spend a few days.

Mr and Mrs Willis Rickey are visiting in Grafton. Cumb News of 8th.

Mr and Mrs H S Pulliam and son have gone on a weeks trip to New York.

Mrs Elmer Biggs of Ridgeley paid Mr and Mrs Geo W Bane a visit Wednesday.

Dr Carter I Long from Blaine spent the Fourth and Sunday with relatives here.

Miss Bella Tonry, of Westernport, spent last night there as the guest of Miss Georgia Shelly.

Miss Grace Bowman of Terra Alta who was a guest of Miss Beulah Burke, returned home last Sunday.

Mrs Dr Gerstell is spending this week at Haddon Hill, Atlantic City, with her daughter, Mrs Langdon Smith.

Dr Geo H Carpenter is spending a few days with Mr and Mrs Edward McNeill at Morgantown. Cumb News of 9th.

Rev Dr G C Bacorn, of Baltimore, will preach at Duling’s M E Church, Sunday, July 19th, at 10:30am and at Limestone school house at 3pm.

There was a heavy hailstorm near Maysville in Grant county, on the Fourth of July, which did some material damage to the fruit crop and growing cereals.

The first peaches of the season appeared last Saturday at L C McDonald’s store. They were the Early River variety and came from W E Dye’s orchard at Ridgeville.

Winchester, Va—The home of P H Ritter, near Wardensville, was burned Tuesday. Mrs A A Ritter, who lives near by, rescued a child that was asleep on the second floor.

Hon L J Forman, of Petersburg, spent last night here, leaving for home this morning. Senator Forman is after the Republican nomination for Congress and was looking after his fences.

The Moorefield district conference of the M E Church, South, will be held at Romney July 28th to 31st. The opening sermon will preached by Rev Linwood Hammond, of South Cumberland.

We are pleased to state that Mr Daniel Offutt, who has been extremely ill for past couple of months, was able to sit out on his porch a while during pleasant days the past week. Oakland Democrat.

Mr Harry Bowlby and family, of Morgantown, who spent a couple weeks at the home of Prof J C Sanders, left for home today. They were accompanied by Master John Sanders, who will spend the balance of the summer there.

The cold storage plant on the B&O in Martinsburg, has been purchased from the Cumberland Brewing Co, by Ferrari Brothers, who will use it for cold storage purposes for fruits and vegetables. It has a capacity of five car loads.

The will of the late Dr W H Yeakley has been admitted to probate. It was short and left all of his property to his wife. The will name no executor, and Chas N Finnell has been appointed and qualified as administrator. Dr Yeakley carried $6,000 insurance at the time of his death.

The Hon Arnold C Scherr, of Charleston, who is stopping at the Chautauqua hotel at Mt Lake Park, was a weekend visitor to relatives here.

Scott Boseley and wife of Keyser were weekend visitors here. Oakland Journal of 9th.

“Another Democrat in town” yelled Joe Blackman, as he came from his home last Wednesday afternoon after the paper had been printed, and Joe was feeling “right smart tolerable like, I thank you.” This Democrat is not a voter yet, but will be in 21 years. The mother is doing nicely, and Joe, with good nursing, may pull through. We congratulate him on his bran new boy. Parsons Democrat of 9th.


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Of Kingwood

For Congressman-at-large


Of Morgantown


I hereby announce my candidacy

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The long term, subject to the approval

Of the Republican voters of Mineral County.


WANTED—a purchaser for a desirable building lot, well located, in McCoole. Price right to cash buyer. Inquire F&M Bank.

FOR RENT—Two office rooms, nicely located, also a large hall. For information apply to H G Shores at the law offices of Taylor Morrison, Keyser, W Va.

FOR SALE—Horse, harness, buggy and trap. Horse well broke, gentle and will work anywhere. A splendid driver, dark bay, weight about 1,150. See F G Davis.

FOR SALE—a good 8 room house. All modern conveniences. Also two lots. All located on Main street. For particulars apply to. Fred Wildemann, 90 Main St, Keyser, W Va.

CHECK PROTECTOR CHEAP—baby defiance, practically new. With figures ranging from 1 to 1,000. Protects your checks from being raised. Address K. Tribune.

FOR SALE—one full blood Hambletonian mare; will work any place. One good buggy and harness. Apply to H W Ravenscraft, 21st Bridge.

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

COW FOR SALE—With calf, Fresh Jersey stock. Address: L C Markwood, Burlington, W Va.

FOR SALE—Ice Box, double size chamber and double doors, zinc lined. Large size for home use. Address R—Tribune, Keyser.

FOR SALE—Five shares stock of Peoples Bank of Keyser at low price.

FOR SALE—1 two horse delivery wagon, and 1 one horse turnball wagon, Both in good condition.

L E Morran

NOTICE! COAL! Parties wishing to purchase good black coal can get any quantity at anytime from the “Old Stump” mine at Hartmonsville. Price $1.00 per ton at mine. Edgar Shillingburg.

NDIAN RUNNER DUCKS—My Cumberland Penciled I R Ducks have laid every day since first of November are still making a 90% egg record. Eggs and Stock for sale. L C Markwood, Burlington, W Va.

SHOE SHOP—Repairing, Also shoes made to order at 180 Main St. M LINTHICUM

Contractor H W Baker has broken ground on St Cloud St between A and B streets for a new house for U G Hackett.

H G Buxton, Lodge No 758, B of RT, will hold their first pic-nic on July 16th at Mill Meadow.

The Republicans will hold a convention in Keyser August 11 to nominate a candidate for the State Senate in this district to succeed A O Hood, whose term expires. Senator Hood has declined to be a candidate for re-election.

 M Grant, member of the State Executive Committee for the Second Congressional District, has called for a convention of the Progressive (Bull Moose) Party to meet at Keyser on July 22nd, for the purpose of nominating a candidate for Congress.

Children’s day was celebrated at the Lutheran Sunday School last Sunday morning by a splendid program rendered by the children and the Sunday school orchestra. A pleasing part of the exercises was the presentation of a very large and handsome bunch of carnations to the superintendent, Mrs John T Sincell by the school.



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