JUNE 19, 1914


SS 9:45am, Morning Worship, 11:00am. Subject of sermon by the pastor, “The Four Kinds of Soil.”

C E, 7:00pm, Evening Worship 8:00pm. Subject of Sermon, “Man the Climax of Creation.”

Everybody is welcomed at these services. H F Baughman, Pastor.


There will be divine service in Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Sunday June 21, the Second Sunday after Trinity as follows:

Sunday School, Mr C M Miller, Supt. 9:45am

Litany, Ante Communion and sermon 11am

Evening Prayer and sermon 8 o’clock

On Wednesday June 24, the Nativity of St John the Baptist,

Celebration of the Holy Communion 8am

The public is cordially invited to attend these services.

R E L Strider, Rector.


Harriet Smith was born in Barbour county, W Va, October 2, 1832, and departed this life in Holton, Kansas, June 5, 1914, aged 81 years, 8 months and 3 days, At the early age of 15 she united with the Baptist church, later was a member of the United Brethren church and for 33 years affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church of Holton, July 24, 1892, being admitted by letter during the Rev W H Zimmerman’s pastorate. Harriet Smith was united in marriage to Moses Siever, Dec 29, 1853. To this union were born ten children, seven sons and three daughters. Two sons and one daughter with the father, who died May 3, 1888, preceded Grandma Siever to the better land. The seven children who survive her ae as follows: Mrs Poling, of Holton; Prof P H Siever, of Holton; George W of Holdensville, Okla; L A of Marlow, Okla; A W of Comanche, Okla; and Dr C M Siever of Holton, Kans. Grandma Siever located in Jackson county in 1881, and moved to Holton in 1891. For years this gentle woman of God helped to bless humanity with the tenderness so characteristic of motherhood. She was a mother in every sense of the word, never losing interest in her children, always anxious to care for them, and with untiring energy she maintained until the last her heroic determination to again show the world the beauty of the ministry of motherhood. For years our departed sister was a regular attendant upon the means of grace in the sanctuary of God, but the late years on account of physical infirmities she could not attend the church. She was a lover of the Old Book, a sturdy defender of the faith, a self sacrificing saint who lived in the atmosphere of the “Golden Rule.” One whose thoughts were pure, life steady, ministry gentle, love supreme, acts of charity uncountable. We would keep such folk forever, but God says, “Come up higher,” and so Grandma Siever quietly slipped from earth to glory while the Kansas winds were speeding across the prairies. May we live and pray so that we shall meet and greet her in the perfect day. The funeral services were conducted by Dr J W Waldron, at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. The pall bearers were the five sons and Mr John Davis. –Holton (Kans) Recorder.


Henry Justus Willison, aged 83 years, died at his home, three miles east of Alaska, Friday, June 12th, at 6:30pm. He is survived by the following children: Mrs Lucy Rosenbaum and Mrs Elizabeth Robinette of Cumberland, Mrs Ella Largent and William Willison of South Solon, Ohio, and Mrs Emma Chaney, Harvey, Raleigh and Miss Delia Willison of near Alaska. The funeral was held from the Frankfort M E church South on Sunday morning at 10 o’clock, the pastor Rev Lawson conducting the services.


Yesterday afternoon between the hours of three and four, Mr and Mrs Pulliam, while out driving on West Piedmont St, had a serious runaway accident. The team became scared after part of the harness gave way and made a bold dash up the street, running into a tree, demolishing the buggy in which they were riding, throwing them out on the ground. Both were very badly bruised. Mrs Pulliam suffered considerably from a sprained arm and ankle. Had it not been for the presence of mind on the part of Mr Pulliam, both he and his wife might have been killed.


On the 18, 19 and 20th of this month there is being held at the K of P Armory, on Piedmont street, by the Uniform Rank of the Knights of Pythias, a Hopo-Lodeon. Amusements of all kinds and the right kind of eats for a hungry soul. On Saturday night the fair will be visited by the Uniform Rank of Terra Alta and a large parade will be held at 7 o’clock headed by the McIlwee’s Concert Band.


The worlds greatest convention will be held beginning June 23rd for one week at Medinah Temple, Chicago, under the auspices of the International Sunday School Association. W Va is entitled to 50 delegates and already a fine company of our representative citizens and Sunday School workers are planning to attend. Persons desiring to go should communicate with the General Secretary of the W Va Sunday School Association, Mrs Arthur T Arnold, Board of Trade Building, Wheeling, W Va. 200,000 persons are expected in Chicago during the convention from all over North America and the greatest Sunday School leaders in the world will be present and give instruction. Dr F B Meyer of London will be in charge of the bible study. Prof E O Excell and Prof Alvin Roper will have charge of the music. Railroads have accorded all who attend a special rate for the round trip.


The Star of Hope Child Refuge at Burlington, W Va, will have their first annual celebration of the organization of the institution at Burlington, W Va, on June 21st, 1914, on the Refuge Lawn. Twin Mountain & Potomac Railroad will run an excursion from all parts of their road and remain till the services are over. Addresses will be made in the forenoon by Rev J H Willhite, of Burlington, and Hon John J Cornwell, of Romney. In the afternoon Rev M H Keen of Keyser and Rev H L Hout of Washington DC will make addresses. Music will be furnished by the Keyser Quartettes. Sandwiches and hot coffee will be served to those who wish some. Those who prefer can bring their baskets and have their dinners on the grounds. It is not the desire of the management to press those present with a burdensome collection. A basket collection will be taken. The object of the celebration is to make the public acquainted with what is being done at the Refuge, and to arrange plans for the future. There are now eleven children at the Home, and others are ready to come as soon as they can be provided for. It will interest you to see the briget little faces. Come all and enjoy the day. Committee.


Mr G L Lemmons, of Maysville, was here on legal business last Monday.

Mr H C Homan, of Antioch, was out at his mountain farm last Saturday.

Assessor C W Fertig was here on official business Thursday.

Mr G S Kitzmiller, Jr, sister, Miss Statia and brother, Perry, were at Keyser in his new Ford auto last Saturday.

Misses Ida Shillingburg and Josephine Aronhalt were the guests of Mrs Jos DeLawder at Claysville last Sunday. Little Marion Shillingburg went with them.

Miss Pearl Anderson of Emoryville was the guest of friends here last week.

Mr J W Ervin, of Elk Garden, Sundayed at William Shillingburg’s last Sunday. It’s a good thing “Daisies won’t tell.”

Rev D B Arnold left for his home at Eglon last Thursday.

Rev M A Ray, wife and son are on a visit to her father, J P Arnold.

Mrs J R Bane left for her home in Keyser last Sunday.

Miss Grace Hanlin, of Bismark, was the guest of friends near Sulphur last Sunday.

Grass in the meadows is short and farmers are complaining of dry weather. A good rain would be appreciated by everyone.

Mr Lou Gelhouser, of Headsville, stayed over Sunday with Squire C E Shillingburg.

Mr Elsworth Fout had been moving a house for D W Idleman near Sulphur last week.

Mrs Henry Duling of Gorman visited her father, John Schwinbart, near Sulphur, last week.

The thermometer registered 37 degrees this Wednesday morning. The glade is white with frost. The dry weather may prevent much injury to vegetation. Since writing the above, we learn that potatoes on low ground were injured by frost.

A young man was drowned in Abrams Creek one day last week. He went in bathing with some boys and got into deep water. He was a Polander.



The wild strawberry crop was nearly a failure owing to the dry weather. There is a fine prospect for huckleberries and blackberries, but the dry weather is pinching them. For want of rain the hay crop is getting short.

Uncle John Roderick was 74 years old on Thursday of last week. He received quite a number of postal cards expressing good wishes and congratulations. He is enjoying good health and is ready for a chat most any time.

Miss May Hubbs of Thomas visited her parents and friends here this week.

Pat Conlon has returned from a S C I at Dayton, Va. Pat has been making good progress in his studies and is not slow on third base.

Rev F Puffenbarger preached very acceptably in the M E Church, South, last Sunday evening, filling the pulpit for Rev L C Messick.

The all day meeting at Shaw last Sunday drew a good crowd. Pastor W W White was unwell but preached an interesting sermon in the morning. Mr R M Dean gave a talk in the afternoon on the “Prodigal Son,” which was much enjoyed.

On Wednesday of last week John Balacumus, a foreigner aged 22 years, was drowned in Abrams Creek above Oakmont. In attempting to swim he sank and his companion ran for aid and got back too late after he was rescued to revive him. The body was interred at Elk Garden in the Catholic cemetery. Mass was said by Father O’Hara. Justice Ervin did not think it was necessary to hold an inquest. W H Kight had charge of the funeral. 

Messrs Frank and Shay Kenny have gone to Utah to play ball. They are both good pitchers and were offered a tempting salary, so they have gone to the far west.

Elk Garden played Blaine last Saturday on the home diamond. Score 20 to 10 in favor of Blaine. A five inning game was then played, resulting in a score of 8 to 2 in favor of Elk, Laughney and Conlom; catcher, Blackburn.

Noah Byrd was in town last week.

There will be an all day meeting at Emoryville, Sunday, June 21, conducted by Rev W W White.

Next Sunday will be memorial day at Elk Garden. The three orders, The Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias and Red Men have services in charge. They will turn out in the afternoon and Rev John A Shockey will preach a memorial sermon in the Nethken Hill church. These orders will then proceed to strew flowers on the graves of the Nethken Hill and Elk Garden cemeteries.

Mrs Mollie Hoffman and little granddaughter, of Keyser, are the guests of Mr Seymour Taylor.

There was a frost Wednesday morning, but little or no damage was done.

We advise all to make arrangements to spend a day or two at the Lincoln Chautauqua at Keyser June 27 to July 2.



On last Wednesday evening June 10, John Balacumus and a companion both Italians, were bathing in Abrams Creek near Oakmont, when Balacumus got beyond his depth and was drowned. Squire C W Ervin and undertaker Kight were summoned, they went down with Kights team and the Squire deeming it unnecessary to hold an inquest, the body was brought to undertaker Kights morgue where it was prepared for burial. On the next day the body was taken to the Catholic church where the funeral services were held by Father O’Harra of Keyser, but the grave not being done the burial didn’t take place until Friday morning, where it was interred in the Catholic cemetery at this place. He was a youth aged 22 years.

On last Thursday June 11 we passed another milestone along the journey of our earthly pilgrimage, completing our 74th year.

We received quite a shower of cards from amongst our readers of the Tribune. They came as far east as Philadelphia, Pa to as far west as Canon City, Col. As it would be too great a task to reply to each individually, we take this means to say to all, that we greatly appreciate your kind remembrance of us and return thanks to all. Nearly all that sent cards state that they greatly miss our letters in the Tribune and many ask us to write, but as we are not placed in a position to report the local news we will suggest that any one will ask us to write on some certain subject that would be interesting to the general public we will try to comply with their request, you can make requests through these columns or by private.

We noticed S W Whipp of Burlington, on our streets a couple of days last week, he was talking wool and he really looked a little wooly. He advanced the price here from 24c to 25c per lb.

June 17—Quite a frost here this morning, Cucumbers killed, beans and tomatoes injured to some extent, potatoes bit some but not enough to injure the crop. Had it not been so extremely dry all tender vegetation would have been killed. The air has gotten some warmer today and it is not likely to frost tonight.

The health of our town is now good.

Uncle John.


The Sunday school here is making some preparations on a program which they will give at the church on the fourth Sunday (28th) at 10:30. This will be a children’s meeting but all are invited.

Mervin Biser was married last week to Miss McCauley. Congratulations.

Ocie Leatherman and his sister Miss Grace of Old Fields were guests with us Sunday.

J B Leatherman is marketing his old wheat at the Romney Mill.

Cleve Starnes and family were guests over Sunday on the run at B W Smiths.

Misses Florence and Alta Cheshire are attending the Summer Normal at the Prep at Keyser.

Mrs Allie Leatherman is visiting her home at Eglon.

The mail is being carried from Petersburg to Burlington in an auto and thence to the Junction. But the old machine stands at the Junction now with a broken axle.

The regular quarterly council meeting will be held at the church on Saturday 27th at 2 pm.

B W Smith is conducting a series of meetings this week at the Maple Spring church at Eglon. The communion service will be held there next Saturday.

Mr Shobes, a butcher from Cumberland, was up on the run recently looking real calves.



Surveyor D G Martin did some work Tuesday and Wednesday of this week for D W Bailey of Beaver Run.

Miss Catherine Grayson who has been in Westernport and Keyser a few weeks has returned home.

Mr and Mrs C W Powers and children of Piedmont, was in our village a little while last Friday evening.

Miss Alma Grayson went last week to Mt Savage to stay awhile with her uncle Jeff Grayson.

Mrs I D Taylor, Mrs Hilleary Rogers and son Earl, and Miss Thrush and near Reese Mill were pleasant callers at D G Martins last Sunday morning. They were guests of Miss Mona Homan the remainder of the day.

Mrs T C Thrush who has been visiting in Keyser a week returned home last Saturday.

Rev George Burgess filled his appointment here last Sunday. He was accompanied by his wife.

Mr Perry Harrison and wife and Mrs Elkana Harrison and wife of Mo, are visiting relatives in this vicinity.

Mrs Clary of Deer Park is visiting her daughter, Mrs V M Grayson.

Mrs Lucretia Mott is visiting her son L J Mott.

Lynn Mott who attended the Prep at Keyser for two years, graduated last week and returned home.

Mrs Elkana Harrison, Mrs Lucretia Mott, Mrs Sallie Junkins, Mrs Perry Harrison and Mrs Cleary were guests of Mrs V M Grayson Tuesday.

Mrs D G Martin and son Harry were at Martin last Friday.



Mrs B W Davis gave a dinner to a number of her friends Wednesday, those present were Mrs Hattie Arnold and daughter, Miss Anna, Mrs Isaac Cox, Miss Tina Cox, Mrs Nettie Smith, Mrs Mary Lambert. All had an enjoyable time.

Misses Martha Watson and Madge Amtower and Mrs J W Leatherman of up the Creek, were in town shopping Thursday morning and spent the afternoon with Mrs F M Willison of Shady Brook.

Mrs P S Carnell brought her daughter Miss Myrtle down to the Hoffman hospital on Thursday, Miss Myrtle has been ill for several weeks.

Mrs W J Lambert and children of Davis is visiting home folks this week.

Mr Martin Watson is surveying along New Creek lines the past two weeks.

Next Sunday the 21st will be Children’s Day services at Duling Church. Everybody invited.


Mr Ray Wells, our popular post man, who has been visiting at Washington and vicinity for the past ten days has returned.

Born, to Mr and Mrs R B Bailey, a son.

Mrs Vincent Lacy and daughter and Miss Anna Leary left Thursday for Bay City, Mich, where they will visit Mrs A G Livengood.

Sheriff Nethken, A A Jordan and Richard Keys attended the Congressional convention at Charles Town Wednesday.

Miss Emily Hall left Tuesday for New York City to take a steamer on a trip to Germany.

W W Long and son William are in Cumberland Wednesday. Mr Long took his son down to have his ears examined, he having become somewhat deaf lately.

Mr Wm H Jackson, who had a severe spell of illness from indigestion a few weeks ago, is getting along all right.

Dr Richard Gerstell spent last Saturday and Sunday at Berkeley Springs.

Mr and Mrs Chandler, of Elkins, who spent a few days here last week with friends, have returned home.

Mr H L Shutte, of Baltimore, visited his daughter in law, Mrs H E Shutte, Wednesday.

Mrs C E Dayton was called to Grafton Tuesday by the serious illness of her mother, Mrs Edgar Davis, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs W C Whistler, there for some time.

Rev J F Dayton and wife of Twenty-First were here yesterday on their way home from a visit to Shaw.

Mr and Mrs Thos Grove and son who have been visiting relatives near Burlington, returned to their home at Luke, yesterday. They were accompanied by their niece, Miss Rhoda McDowell.

Miss May Michaels left yesterday for Morgantown to attend the teachers meeting there.

Mrs Lake Wright and son spent Thursday at Oakland and Altamont.

Aristotle Steorts has returned home from Morgantown where he attended school the past term.

Mr Homer Johnston, of Garrett, Ind, arrived here Tuesday on a visit to home folk.

Mrs Leslie McCoole and son, Calvin, are visiting at Paw Paw.

Miss Eva Filler, of Franklin, is visiting her mother, Mrs M J Filler.

Mrs J G Wolfe, Mrs H W Wolfe and children left this morning for a visit at Dayton, Ohio.

Mrs Horace Menefee is visiting her mother in Westernport.

Mrs George Sheetz has returned from a visit to Washington, Ind.

Tuesday evening Miss Sue Sheetz had a serious fall at her home. She was leaning on the banister of the front porch at her home to get a paper from a boy when the railing broke, throwing her to the ground, striking on her head. She was unconscious for a while but with the aid of a doctor soon came to herself.


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


In order to close up an estate we will sell our Grocery Business which is well located and an old established one. For information apply to Miss Ella J McKone, for J J McKone Co, Ashfield St, Piedmont W Va.


Will take all the Chestnut Oak Bark you have to offer at the highest market prices. 2000 lbs per ton. H S Thompson.


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


Write me when you have wool for sale.

Prices quoted later and sacks furnished.

David Ruckman, Phillippi, W Va


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


Horse, harness, buggy and trap. Horse well broke gentle and will work anywhere. A splendid driver, dark bay, weight about 1,500 lbs. See F G Davis.

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


With calf, Fresh Jersey Stock. Address L C Markwood, Burlington, W Va


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


Three seated carriage (Cabriolet) in first class condition. Will sell cheap, or exchange for light wagon. W A Liller.


Five shares stock of Peoples Bank of Keyser at low price.


1 two-horse delivery wagon and 1 one horse turnball wagon. Both in good condition. L E Morran.


My combination driving and saddle mare, perfectly gentle and safe, fine disposition, suitable for family use, dark brown weight 1100. Two year old colt, bred from “Golden Eagle” Kentucky stock, dark bay, very promising. After stock is disposed of Rubber tire Phaeton seat buggy, good as new, set of steel tire wheels never used, Sleigh, buggy, harness, Somerset riding saddle, Bridle, Lap robes, Horse covers, etc.

C L Everhart


During my absence from Keyser, which will probably extend over a month or six weeks, I have left my accounts with Donald P Davis and hope that, as far as possible, those indebted to me will pay him at Mr Watson’s office. W H Yeakley, MD












Monday, June 22, July 6 and 27

Aug 10 and 24, Sept 14 and 28, Oct 12

Travel by regular modern trains, Parlor,

Dining and Sleeping Cars.

Round Trip from Keyser



10 JULY 2004