APRIL 24, 1914




Acting upon the suggestion of church leaders in this and other states who have inaugurated a movement for country churches, Governor Hatfield has issued a special proclamation designating Sunday, May 3rd, as Rural Church Day and urges all who can to meet at their respective churches on that day. The movement has the hearty support of the committee composed of leaders and officials of the various religious denominations of this state. A letter has been issued by this committee to all ministers and Sunday School superintendents asking that every church observe this day with suitable service. It is now recognized that the rural church may take a position of leadership in the development of better agriculture, better roads, better schools, better homes, and better citizenship in the community which it serves by infusing the spirit of Christian service into this community development. Only by thus arousing religious motive can this movement be placed on a secure foundation and permanent success be assured. It is hoped that all of our country people will consider how their church may help the community and that they will enter heartily into the spirit of the day.



Dr T B Staggers, who for the past year has been located here, will leave about middle of May for Cleveland, Ohio, where he will become a member in the medical profession of that city.



The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No 758, will hold memorial services at Music Hall on May 10, at 2:30 pm. Services will be conducted by Rev M H Keen assisted by pastors of the city. The public is cordially invited. Music will be furnished by McIlwee’s Orchestra. Committee



Four American born miners were buried late tonight by a fall of roof coal in Ocean mine No 1, Consolidated Coal Co, near Lonaconing. All are dead. They are: Thomas Bush, 50; his nephew, Joseph Bush, 18; James Skelley, 24 and Isaac Cavanaugh, 18. Two bodies have been recovered.



Clare Hamilton, a young man who was reported as dead here a few days ago, surprised his friends last Friday be appearing in town. Rumor has been to the effect that he had died in a Keyser hospital, after being injured in a freight accident, but the reports proved to have been untrue.



(Charles Town)

George W Haines, probably one of the best known veteran newspapermen in the Shenandoah valley and owner of the spirit of Jefferson, died today after an illness of ten days, aged about 70 years. The deceased was a life long resident of Charles Town and served throughout the civil war in the Confederate Army. He was prominent in Democratic politics and always took an active interest for his party. Surviving are two sons, Claude E of Washington, DC and Clayton L of Charles Town.



 April 21—Charles H Likens and Biven Marshall, both of Domans, W Va.



Mr John Hoadley of Piedmont, W Va and Miss Jennie Faherty of South Cumberland, were quietly married Monday evening at 7:30 by Rev Lawless, pastor of St Mary’s Catholic Church. The bride wore a dark blue traveling suit with white hat and gloves to match. The attendants were Miss B Welsh and Mr Dan Laffey of Piedmont, W Va. The happy couple left on a late train on an extended visit to Mrs Hoadley’s sister, Mrs M L Fleming of Baltimore, Md. Cumb News of 23rd.



Cumberland—Norman W Snyder, 32, car repairman on the Western Maryland Railway at Ridgeley, W Va, opposite Cumberland, was caught between the couplers of two cars today and fatally injured. He lived an hour. He leaves a wife.



Charleston—Cleve Cooper, a young man about 21 years of age, died in one of the local hospitals from a gunshot wound in his throat, inflicted by a miner at Boomer, Wednesday afternoon last. From what can be learned of the case, Cooper interfered when an old crippled man was knocked down by an enraged miner. A woman standing by his side handed the miner a gun and he fired a shot at Cooper, the shot taking effect in the young mans throat. He was brought to Charleston and taken to the hospital, but the physicians there were unable to do anything for him. The name of the miner who did the shooting could not be learned, but it is understood that he will be placed under arrest and brought to justice.



Grafton—Eight cases of smallpox have been reported by county health officers at Sandlick, Taylor county. It is believed that the further spread of disease can be checked. The families of W M Criss, A M Fenton and John Trader have been the only ones to be affected as yet. The county health board has taken all measures of precaution possible to confine the smallpox to homes in which it has already appeared, and it is claimed that the situation is well in hand.



A few years ago there was organized at this place a military company called “The Push Root Rifles.” The initial purpose of this company was to protect the community from a Mexican invasion that was threatened during Roosevelt’s administration, but they never shed any blood in this connection. The last active work they did was to attend Taft’s inauguration, since which time, there being no duties to perform of a bellicose nation, they have been treading the paths of peace and have maintained the organization simply for picnic and parade purposes. Alas! These peaceful days have passed. The moving picture companies have gotten their cameras to the front, the army and navy are now ready to immortalize themselves in every nickelodeon in the country for months to come. The Push Root Rifles are ready to get in front of the machine whenever called upon. Capt. Ginger Root called the company together last Tuesday and the men were all measured for new uniforms. Their old raiment is little out of date; and as every move they make in Mexico will be in front of a moving picture machine, they thought it best to order new uniforms. When they charge up the Pedro hills hotly pursuing General Alibanana Peanut, they will not be ashamed for the film to be projected on “Tuck’s” or any other screen. They are going to make their old guns serve as they don’t count so much in picture. Most guns you see in the pictures are simply used to shoot off in the air and make a smoke; so it was thought that the money it would take to buy guns could be invested to better purpose in uniforms. That’s the important thing. The company numbers 64, including the officers. The captains desire to leave with about 100 and has called for recruits. He has the promise of several as soon as the uniforms come and they see how they like them. Willie Buttonhook, Vannilla Buttonhook’s brother, was appointed Commissary General and has ordered two cases of Chili Con Carne. This will last until they get to Mexico, where the stuff grows, when they will proceed to capture a fresh supply. Dr H O Meopath was elected surgeon. The doctor has been in the hills for the past few days collecting sassafras, slippery elm and other herbs for medicinal purposes. These will all be taken along and used as needed. “Some say” that black walnut bark is awful good to take in a hot climate so the Doc will also take a good supply of both up and down peeled walnut bark. The medicinal difference in up and down peeled is explained in Kerchival’s History of the Valley, under the head of “Medicines.” After the organization had been completed there was considerable discussion as to how the company would get their shoes and uniforms all dusty if they walked. This being a good argument the walking members were won over and decided to go by rail. Capt. Ginger Root called up Capt Polly McGahn, Generalissimo of the T M & P and Polly after singing the “Star Spangled Banner’ told him the entire equipment, from the hand car to the turn table was at the disposal of any organization who wanted to uphold the dignity of the nation. This officer was greeted with 21 cheers and Capt McGahn was immediately elected as life member of the Push Root Rifles. He has to furnish his own equipment. The company expects to move just as soon as Shears and Sawbuck can get the uniforms here. There will be drilling on a parade as soon as the boys finish drilling oats on the plowed ground. Miss Laurel Root delved down in pile old music and unearthed “Good Bye Dolly Gray,” “Little Boy Blue,” and “Break the News to Mother.” These songs have lain unsung since 1898, and Laurel is making the old melodean hum with these patriotic airs. Miss Vanilla Buttonhook is composing a song for the Rifles to sing, entitled, “We’re Going Where the Chili Con Carne Grows.” Miss Minnie Willie Swift has subscribed for a “Spanish in Six Lessons” course and will be prepared to teach Spanish in a few days, to all who wish to learn. About the only Spanish words known around here are “Machete,” “adioise,” and “Buena vista.” With no more vocabulary than this one couldn’t do.



Morgantown—S W Zimmerman, a B&O brakeman, was instantly killed shortly after 9 o’clock yesterday morning near the B&O freight station. Zimmerman was walking in front of a car that was being switched in the local freight yards soon after the arrival of what is known as the Fairmont drag, in charge of Conductor Fagan, and in some manner he tripped and fell in front of the moving car. The brake beam caught his head, breaking his neck and crushing him about the chest. Mr Zimmerman was a comparative stranger to the crew he was working with, as he had been working on the Monongah division out of Fairmont. He was put on the morning run on this division in place of another brakeman. He carried an identification card showing  that his home was in Somerset, Pa, and that he is a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at that place. His friends at Somerset have been notified and in the meantime the local lodge of the Odd Fellows will have charge of the body, which is in Dering’s undertaking establishment.



Main and Piedmont Streets

Rev O A Price, Pastor

-Sunday Services-

Sunday School—9:30am

Worship and Sermons—11am and 8pm

Prayer Meeting—Wednesday 8pm

Visitors and Strangers Cordially Welcomed.



There will be divine services in Emmanuel church on April 19, the first Sunday after Easter as follows:

Sunday School, Mr C M Miller, Superintendent 9:45am

Morning Prayer and sermon 11 o’clock

Evening Prayer and sermon 8 o’clock

The public are most cordially invited to all these services.



Rev R G Hammond will preach a special sermon to the members of Olive Branch Lodge and all Knights who wish to attend at 11 o’clock on Sunday morning, May 10th, at the UB Church. All Knights are requested to meet at the hall and attend in body.



Circuit Court convened Tuesday morning with Judge F M Reynolds on the bench. The following gentlemen composed the grand jury: J M Armstrong, foreman; Frederick Abe, Jas H Bell, J N Barrick, Floyd Knight, J G Hanlin, S H Jordan, W G Kalbaugh, W J Leatherman, Geo D Millenburg, J W Markwood, Daniel Ritchie, John W Rogers, B W Smith, E M Stottlemyer and R M Workman. The grand jury after being out three days returned Thursday afternoon with 56 indictments.



Letters have been received from Galveston, Texas. Announcing the death in that city on April 14 of Miss Eliza G Heiskell, 71 years old, a daughter of the late Robert Porterfield Augustus Heiskell and Sarah Allen Richardson Heiskell. Miss Heiskell was a near relative of the family of that name living in the western section of Frederick county and also those of Hampshire county, W Va. Members of her immediate family moved from this section of the state to Texas in 1866.—Winchester Star



The McNeill Chapter, UDC, will meet Saturday afternoon, April 25, 1914 promptly at 3 o’clock at the home of Mrs A Feather, 160 Main Street. A full attendance is requested and all members of other Chapters will be cordially welcomed. Mrs H A Sliger, President. Maria Vass Frye, Secretary.




It was the reverse of “Hobson’s choice” in Alabama.


A grouch is a fellow in whom the milk of human kindness has soured.


Canada may have a high platonic regard for the US but it has raised its tariff on steel.


The Illinois liquor interests wish they had gone in more extensively for the uplift instead of the downfall.


When he saw that nobody was trying to stop him Gov Colquitt of Texas, decided that he would not invade Mexico.


Another gold medal has been given to Peary, and somewhere out in the underbrush Doc Cook is sardonically gnawing a gumdrop.


Queen Mary’s umbrella is more famous and more authoritative than George’s scepter, and is worthy to rank with Roosevelt’s big stick.


Citizens of Illinois who think themselves qualified for a job in the US Senate as a rule feel more like a statesmen than they look.


According to a reliable description, Senator Root is a gentleman, a scholar, a statesman and an expert judge of handwriting on the wall.


That Iowa youth who tried to elope with a 334 pound girl might have succeeded had he taken a motor truck instead of a mere horse and buggy.


What will happen when the next warship is launched? Surely Secretary Daniels won’t stand by and see champagne splashed over her bows when all our war craft are “dry” within.



The report of E V Romig, commissioner of accounts and finances, to the council at its last session, shows that the city will end its first year under the new regime in good shape financially.

The report follows:

Resources for the last quarter ending June 30, 1914.

Cash Bal, April 1st--$4,131.03

Real and Personal Taxes Due uncollected--$2,296.43

Sanitary taxes due, uncollected--$277.00

Water rents due, uncollected--$4,016.65


Due sinking fund from town of Keyser--$2,975.20

Amt appropriated to sinking fund--$600.00

Amt due fund appropriated for streets and alleys--$2,589.89

Amt due fund appropriated for water and sewers--$1,075.44

Amt due fund appropriated for fixed charges--$2,164.20

Bal after all regular expenses are paid--$1,316.38

This balance will be available to apply to the sinking fund or to use on any new work and together with the amount of the sinking fund will make a total balance to the city’s credit on July 1st of $4,891.58.


The amount to which the city can be bonded is $209,468.75 based on 5% of the total valuation of taxable property which is $4,189,375.00.

The bonded indebtedness of the city at present is $80,100.00 as follows:

Old water bonds—issue of 1913 @ 6%; $15,100.00 due in amount varying from $1,000.00 to $1,500.00 each year until 1927 inclusive.

Street and sewer bonds—issue of 1905 @ 5%, $20,000 beginning 1916--$1,000.00 each year until 1935 inclusive.

Street Paving bonds—issue of 1908 @ 5%; $15,000.00 beginning 1918--$2,000.00 due each year until 1923, inclusive and $3,000.00 in 1924.

Water Works bonds—issue of 1910 @ 5 %; $3,000.00 beginning 1920--$2,000.00 due each year until 1934, inclusive.



(Charleston, W Va)

State Fire Marshall Charles A Ellison, who has been at the head of that department since it was created in 1909, Saturday handed his recognition to State Auditor John S Darst to take effect immediately. Ellison will devote his time to private business. His successor will be named by Auditor Darst last week.



The Summer Term, primarily for teachers and those preparing to teach, will open in the Keyser Prep Branch of W Va University, Wednesday, June 17, 1914, and continue for a period of 6 weeks. Review classes will be organized in all common school branches. Additional subjects will be taught if there are sufficient demands. For circular information, address: Joseph W Stayman, Princ. Keyser, W Va



Governor Hatfield has set aside May 28 and 29 as good roads days and will issue a proclamation asking all persons to work on the public roads on those days.



The undersigned is ready to receive bids on moving approximately 1800 cubic yards of earth on grounds belonging to the State. If those interested will call at the office in the Prep School building they will be shown what earth is to be moved and where placed. All bids must be in hand by Monday, April 27, 1914.

Jos W Stayman, Prin

Keyser, W Va



Stock in Richardson Furniture Co at a price which will net more than 6% on your investment at present rate of dividend. Also stock in Alkire Orchard Co and Keyser Orchard Co, as I want to sell my interests here before moving away. Mrs H A Hutchinson, 27 Church St.



Saturday, April 25—The Young Woman’s Guild of the Presbyterian Church will hold a sale of pies, cakes and candies at 2pm, Saturday, April 25, in the window of Thompson’s Furniture Co.



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



The best farm seeds. Fresh cleaned. Frye & Son.



All persons knowing themselves indebted to the estate of Nathaniel Kitzmiller please come forward and settle up. Those having claims against the estate will present them to me properly proven for settlement.

John P Arnold


Hartmonsville, W Va



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



I have for sale a farm of 25 acres on Pattersons Creek, three quarter miles from (Franfork) Alaska, W Va. All creek bottom and under cultivation. Improved by a new five room dwelling, barn and outbuildings. Suitable for truck farm. A bargain for a quick buyer. Only offered for sale for 30 days. For price and full particulars, address, Dr Percival Lantz, Alaska, W Va.



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



One fresh cow, four years old. Call on Mrs Annie Paris four miles south of Keyser, W Va.



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.



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 1,150. See F G Davis.



8 room house with gas and city water on Spring St. $11 per month, T H Davis, Jeweler



Two or three furnished rooms for light housekeeping. Address: X, care Tribune.


Girl wanted for general housework. Good wages. Reference required. Mrs J E Patchett


Keyser is Mineral County’s busiest city.




Transients a Specialty

One day or 100 days $1.00 straight







Lives Saved at $1.00 Per Day




(Examiner April 16 & 23)

Mrs Mary Fisher spent last Friday night in Cumberland.


Mrs Emma Dailey spent a few days visiting relatives in Romney this week.


Jas E Elosser of Doman was over on business last Friday and called in to see us.


Dr and Mrs M F Wright of Burlington spent a few hours here Sunday visiting relatives.


Two young daughters of Mr and Mrs M Dasher are very ill with pneumonia and the baby is right sick at this time.


C C Seymour of near Cumberland came up last week after 40 head of cattle which he had been wintering at the Judy farm.


Mrs Ernest Bowman came up from Cumberland last week and is spending a week here with her sister.


Ed Weese took the body of an infant baby of Mr and Mrs Riley Borror, which was buried in Olivet Cemetery, to Headsville, where it was re-entered.


Miss Victoria Landacre of Midland, Md, upon her return from Baltimore and Washington ran up to spend the week end with her sister Mrs J H Marshall.


Rev A W Wood was elected by Lexington Presbytery as one of the commissioners to the General Assembly of the Southern Presbyterian Church, which meets at Kansas City, Mo.


H S Weese was in last Friday and gave us a little sheep news. Mr Weese says he has a pet ewe that in four years has raised 10 lambs. This year he has 15 ewes that have 31 lambs. This is pretty good and he wants to know if anyone can beat it.


W Welton Harness recently moved to Milford, Utah. He has purchased a ranch there and has just finished erecting a new home. His many friends will be glad to know that he is getting along nicely.


B W Chrisman, who has been very ill since our last issue, is, we are glad to say, improving.


Mr and Mrs A B Haslacker’s two sons were very sick for a few days last week, but are all right now.


Mrs Julia Gilkeson, who spent the winter with her sister Mrs J M Wells at Wilmington, NC, returned to her home here last Friday evening.


C W Paskel is in receipt of a letter from Will Ogden, of Pittsburgh, stating that his brother Jim Ogden was killed on Friday, April 10th, while working on the railroad. In the same letter he says that he has just learned that his youngest brother Ollie Ogden, died five years ago in Arizona. These folks were former residents of Moorefield and will be remembered by our old people. Mrs M A Evans, of Kessel, is a daughter of Jim Ogden.


Jas Woodworth of Burlington spent Easter with friends here.


Bruce Allen left last Friday morning for Richwood where he has secured a position.


Mr and Mrs F C Welton, of Cumberland, spent last Friday night and part of Saturday here.


Mrs R G VanNewkirk left last Saturday morning for a visit to her mother at Man’s Choice, Pa.


Mrs Robt VanMeter left last Saturday morning for a visit to her home folks near Winchester.


Miss Luella Zell, of Burlington, spent a few days here the past week visiting Miss Ella Allen and other relatives.


Earl B Thrush who has been in Philadelphia taking a course in embalming returned to his home here last week.


Mrs John McCoy, of Franklin was operated upon in Richmond last week for appendicitis, and is getting along nicely at this time. Mrs McCoy is a sister of R C Price, of this place.


T A Wilson has a sassafras tree on his farm up the Fork which we suppose is one of the largest in the country. It measures 16 feet in circumference.


Brewn McNeill informs us that they are now getting about 1550 eggs a day from their chickens. He has quite a number of young chicks already hatched.


A V Wilson weighed up to F C Welton, of Cumberland, a Pole Angus Bull, 3 ½ yrs old weighing 2056 lbs. The animal was on full feed 65 days and made a daily gain of 3.88 pounds. This is one of his selections on the Chicago market and he has another one to take his place.



Review (Romney) of 22nd

Camp Hampshire last week elected W H Maloney and V M Poling delegates and Wm Montgomery and H G Houser alternates to represent the camp at the annual reunion of Confederate Veterans at Jacksonville, Fla, May 6,7 and 8. Should none of the delegates or alternates go any member of the camp can act as representatives of the camp.


Leroy C Clower, a young contractor, son of J G Clower, and Miss Blanche P Goldsborough, daughter of Mr and Mrs John T Goldsborough, both of this place, left on the morning train Wednesday and were married and returned here Monday. Both are popular young people and have the good wishes of a large circle of friends.


Several weeks ago Dan Williams bought two fine Holstein heifers at the Gray sale below Capon Bridge. One of them died at Capon Bridge on the way home, and last week one fell over a gravel bar near his home and broke her neck. The heifers were well bred animals and Mr Williams greatly regrets losing them.


Many of the peach orchards of the county are in full bloom. Now, if the weather behaves itsself, this county will show a peach crop that is a peach crop.


Mrs Margaret Hannas was paralyzed at the home of her daughter, Mrs Davis, last Saturday, and for a day or two was unconscious and in a critical condition. This morning she is somewhat improved.


Marshall Johnson of Petersburg spent Sunday here.


Mr and Mrs Guy Kump and son, of Elkins, spent Sunday here with relatives.


Mrs Hannah Kuykendall returned home last week from St Petersburg, Fla.


Mrs Marshall Dorsey and son have returned from Baltimore and are at H C Inskeep’s.


Mrs Dailey Kenny and Miss Willie Parsons are visiting their sister, Mrs Chas Coleman, at Duquesne, Pa.


Mrs Carrie Miller and daughter, of Charles Town, are visiting Mrs Miller’s sister, Mrs A E Bergdall.


Mrs Nelson of Virginia left last week for her home after a month’s visit to her daughter Mrs Prescott Huidekoper at Wappocomo.



Rev Mr Lawson, the new Methodist minister, has arrived and will preach in Springfield Wednesday evening at 7:30.


E A McGlathery was among his many friends in town over Sunday.


Miss Maggie Guthrie returned from the east Saturday.


Miss Lillie Hass, who has been spending some time here, was accompanied to Romney Saturday by her aunt, Mrs Mary Blue.


Leonidas V Thompson, of Three Churches, was a guest of Mrs Pue Sunday. Mr Thompson has returned to Morgantown to complete his law course at the University.


Wm Fields is moving his family to Green Spring where he has been employed for several months.


Mr and Mrs J A Grace spent a couple of days last week in Cumberland.



Died near Oakmont, April 16, 1914, of pneumonia, Eve Belle, wife of John Lancaster, aged 19 years, 1 month, 17 days. Shortly before her death she became the mother of a babe, which is alive and hearty. The interment was in Nethken Hill cemetery. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev L C Messick. There was a large congregation. The deceased was a daughter of Mr Henan Paugh formerly of Elk Garden. W H Kight was the funeral director.


There is a movement on hand for a better road from Elk Garden to Blaine. There was a preliminary survey made last week and another will be made soon. The object is to secure a uniform and easy grade. This seems possible and then with an improved road from Blaine to Wilson’s station on the B&O railroad, of which there is assurance, this road will become a general thoroughfare between distant points, Oakland, Deer Park and Mountain Lake at one end and Romney, Keyser and other places at the other.


Rev John A Shockey who has been visiting his friends in the east for the past ten days will preach Sunday morning, April 26, in the Nethken Hill church to the Odd Fellows. He has not returned at the time of the funeral for Ephriam Harvey.


Mr Wm Barrick is agitating a road enterprise in securing petitioners for a road from Emoryville to the road between Elk Garden and Sulphur near No 40 engine house.


Miss Matilde Florentine is paying a visit to friends in Baltimore this week.


Mrs Addie Walker and children have returned from a visit to friends at McCoole and Keyser.


Mr John G Gordon sold his personal property last Saturday. Mr Borror was the auctioneer. The two miles that he used in his team brought $305.00. Mr Gordon has been our popular and accommodating teamster. In a short time he will move to Niagara Falls, NY, where his two sons Marvin and James are now employed and have been for about a year.


Dr P S Keim attended a meeting of county executive Republican committee at Keyser last Saturday.


Ephriam Harvey, who has been in poor health, was found dead not far from his home Saturday, April 18, 1914. It seems that he took his own life. He was missed from his home on the above morning and he was found by Mr Howe Keplinger who lives near. He was in a sitting position leaning against a tree. He had shot himself twice with a 22 caliber Winchester special rifle. The first shot was in his abdomen low down and the ball passed upwards and passed out on the opposite side or nearly at the top of his head. A loaded cartridge was found convenient to him. The gun was lying in his lap. The body was removed to undertaker Rollman’s establishment and prepared for burial. The interment was in the Nethken Hill cemetery on Monday following. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev L C Messick with fitting words to a large congregation. Remarks were made by Rev F C Rollman. The deceased leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs Eliza Ball. He was a man of much endurance. Years ago while working in the mine he was nearly crushed to death by a fall of slate. He has many friends who mourn his death. He united with the M E Church about 2 months ago. His age was 58 years, 11 months, 18 days.


Mr R Marsh Dean was calling on friends at Keyser and other places the past few days.


Rev L C Messick is still engaged in revival service at Elk Garden with increasing illness.


Rev W W White announces a quarterly meeting at Elk Garden May 3. Rev Brown, the presiding elder, will be here then.


Moving pictures and vaudville occupied Odd Fellow’s Hall last week and part of the week before.





Born, at Oakland, Md, Monday night to Mr and Mrs Frank Graney (nee Miss Nellie Gleason) a fine boy baby.


The funeral of the late Miss Nellie Mullen took place this Tuesday morning from St Peters church at 9 o’clock am, with a solemn requiem high mass. Her brother in law and sister, Mr and Mrs Fred Riker, of Ohio, attended the funeral.


Master James L Heskitt, who has been on the sick list for a few days, has recovered so far as to be able to attend school.


Miss Ethel Engle Williams has recovered from a mild case of typhoid fever.


Eddie Carroll and Stanley Fisher, colored, who run a club room on Fairview street, were arrested on a charge of selling beer without a state license. They were held in the sum of $300 bail for a further hearing on next Thursday afternoon. Mr Elmer Tyler represents the State and Messrs Robert M Drane and Arthur Arnold the defendants.


Ten men were given the Knight Rank or third degree by Lafayette Lodge No 3 Knights of Pythias, Piedmont, last evening. A large attendance of members of the order was present.


A large number of dogs have been sent by the “poison route” to the dog eternity. Nine were killed in one week over in Westernport.


Mr John C Brydon, of Somerset, Pa, was a visitor to Bloomington, Md, and his old home at Borderside, this week. He is engaged in the coal operations of Somerset county.


Miss Jennie Spangler, of Westernport, who has been on an extended visit to friends in the city of Baltimore returned home this week.


Mrs Charles Pagenhardt, aged 82 years, passed away Saturday, death being caused by diseate incidental to old age. She was the widow of the late Charles Pagenhardt, a well known citizen of Westernport, and an expert machinist and old-time gunsmith. Her daughter, Mrs Stuart, of Hampshire street, mother-in-law of Cashier J D Thomas, of the First National Bank, and Messrs Charles Pagenhardt, of Florida, William of near Pittsburgh and Lemuel and Stephen, of Westernport survive her. Her son Charles was an expert machinist and constructed a steam buggy over 40 years ago, which he drove from Piedmont to Winchester, Va, and return. He also constructed a very fine miniature locomotive which was placed in exhibition in many parts of the country. Her body was buried in Philos cemetery. She had been a consistent Christian all her life and a church member.


Mr Robert McCandlish, Sr, of near Cass, W Va, is visiting his family in Westernport Heights this week. He will shortly open up and establish a National Bank in that vicinity.


There was quite a large number present this evening at the First Methodist Episcopal Church at the reception tendered to Rev and Mrs William Harris. It was in honor to his return to this charge. There were several addresses, a musical program and a luncheon was served. Many persons not members of the church were present.


The Tri-Towns Fire Co has leased Potomac Island Park for another year.


Mrs George N Hoover, and children except her son George, who will graduate from Piedmont High School this year and Mrs Henry Goelz will leave tomorrow night for their new home at Mechanicsburg, NY. The best wishes of a large number of friends accompany them to their new home.


Quite a number of recruits enlisted today, in  the Piedmont Co of the W Va National Co of the W Va National Guard, which expects to shortly leave for the seat of war in Mexico. The Hospital Corps is up to its maximum strength.


Charlestown, W Va—Miss Kathleen Markle, daughter of Mrs Kate Markle, of Summit Point, and Dr Alexander Robert Crawford, a dentist of Davis, W Va, were married Wednesday by the Rev H M Moffett, of the Presbyterian church. The couple will reside in Davis, W Va.



We have been having lots of rain since Sunday. The farmers are looking gloomy.


H C Homan spent Sunday at H L Clause’s.


Mr and Mrs W E Amtower spent Sunday at C E Taylor’s.


Mrs H L Clause, Edna and Mrs Lulu Liller were calling at Mrs E A Welch’s Sunday.


Misses Rosalie and Ruth Homan were the guests of Mrs W E Dye Sunday.


Mr and Mrs Floyd Ellifritz spent Sunday at Jake Metcalfe’s.


D W Taylor and family spent Sunday at John Swisher’s at New Creek.


Mr and Mrs David Welch were calling at Mrs H Bane’s Sunday.


G R Dye was a business visitor at Keyser Tuesday.


Sunday, April 24th is preaching day here.





Mr Thomas Gurd, of Bachelor Hall farm is indisposed.


On Sunday Mr Wesley Thomas passed through here with his father, whom he was taking to see the doctor.


Miss Leafy Pancake, of Locust Grove farm, and Mrs Albert Davy, of Dalmont farm, left last Friday for a week’s visit at Martinsburg.


Miss Martha Watson and Miss Elixabeth Martin of Maplewood farm, spent Thursday in Keyser.


Mrs Agnes Amtower and daughter, Miss Madge, accompanied by Miss Martha Watson, on Saturday afternoon called to see Mrs A J Pancake, who has been ill for the past few weeks. Glad to report she is convalescent.


Mr D K Snyder and family moved to New Creek last Thursday.


Sunday guests at the Amtower home, Locust Lawn farm, were Mrs J W Leatherman, of Oak Lawn farm, Mrs S F Amtower, of McCoole, Md, and Mrs Amtower’s son, O C, of Cumberland, Md.


Mr Joseph Delawder and wife have moved into Mr Michael Liken’s house.


Malon Burgess left Monday for Keyser, where he is taking a course in stenography and music.


Harrison Morris of Keyser was the guest of L D Boseley and family at Bonnie View farm Sunday.


It required many changes to push the stage through on Tuesday from Keyser to Laurel Dale. Just inquire.


Mr J C Watson and son, J C, and sister, Mrs M Masteller spent Sunday at Maplewood Farm.


Will Shears and Chas Pancake were Sunday evening guests of John Kuykendall.





Rev C D Johnson filled his appointment here Sunday morning in his usual manner. His text was Psalms 84:11. His theme was , “The Gift of Unknown Tongues.” He said speaking in unknown tongues was not merely a thing that might be, but a sign that must follow the workings of the Holy Spirit in the heart of every true Christian. He declared that it was a fundamental doctrine of Methodism set forth and preached and practiced by John Wesley and other leading Methodists since his day. He read and quoted from the bible and other authors to sustain his points. His argument was strong and exhaustive. That it was appreciated and approved by his audience was evidenced by the numerous “amens” that were heard from time to time during his discourse.


Dr’s Lantz and Fisher were called in consultation to see Mrs Al Hawk Monday. They report her condition very critical. She has appendicitis and other ailments. She was taken to Cumberland this morning. (Tuesday)


Joseph E Idleman is confined to the house with rheumatism.


Scarcely any plowing has been done yet.


Olen Shillingburg went to Greenland first of the week to work for Mr Zuyler, a saw mill man.


J N Bobo has bought the Charley Fisher house, now occupied by Vance Aaronhal, and will locate there in the near future.





Mr Lee Kuh of Laurel Dale was here after a load of coal on Tuesday.


Mr I P Carskadon of Headsville, brought his cattle out to his mountain farm today, Tuesday.


Messrs Aubrey Roderick and Aubrey Clark visited at C E Welch’s, near Empire, last Sunday.


Mr John Parker, of near Romney, came out to his farm at Mt Storm Tuesday.


Mr Ed Shobe, of Keyser, was visiting his sister, Mrs Chas Green, of Wabash, Monday.


Mr Earl Duling, of Kitzmiller, came up to assist in butchering some beeves last Monday.


Dr J Oliver Lantz was called to Bismark in consultation with Dr Fisher last Monday.


Mr Joshua Cross, of near Emoryville, was paralyzed last Sunday. He fought in the Union Army during the civil war.


Miss Blanche Duling accompanied her brother Wesley to Moorefield last Friday.


While moving some oats, E A Ludwick and Chas Barb killed 24 rats, three old ones and twenty one young ones. It was no good place for rats, either.


We always thought that the official duty of the Overseer of the Poor was to provide for people too poor to have the necessary comforts of life, such as something to eat, wear and fuel to keep them from freezing; but if this was the merciful provision of the law it has been sadly neglected in some parts of Elk District this winter.  There was a family in our village which was supplied with food and fuel part of last winter through charity of neighbors, sometimes suffering from cold and no doubt from hunger. Twice we wrote to the Overseer, one letter to the present official, enclosing stamp, and one to his predecessor and not a word of reply. We don’t wish to be severe in criticism, as there may be more “red tape” to the office than we know of, but surely such silence deserves investigation.





Mr and Mrs C C Clevenger were visitors to Cumberland yesterday.


This time is now at hand for your terra cotta pipe—Frye & Son have a large stock on hand.


Mr G R Dye of Ridgeville was in town Tuesday on business.


Miss Margaret Sheetz of Piedmont street is very ill at this time.


Mr Z T Boone representative for Barnhart Brothers & Spindler was here on behalf of his company Wednesday.


Mrs O M Smith of Petersburg is visiting relatives here.


Mrs Jackson and little daughter of Luke who spent a few days here with her mother, Mrs McDonald, returned home Tuesday.


Mrs D R Shull has returned home from an extended visit to friends at Philadelphia.


Mrs Dr Richard Gerstell has returned from Hancock where she attended the funeral of Edward Brosius.


Mrs Jas B Johnson and little daughter paid Cumberland relatives a visit Wednesday.


Mrs L L Edgell arrived home Wednesday from Pittsburgh where she was visiting her daughter, Mrs Hill.


Mrs J W Chrisman and Master Walter Renshaw spent Wednesday with Mrs J L Pugh, Virginia Ave.


Col. A R Stallings, Parsons, W Va, was in the city yesterday.


Rev C M Lanaham, Monkton, Md, was in the city yesterday. He had been visiting at Rawlings, the home of Mrs Lanaham.


Mr J T Simpson, popular representative of Butler Bros, of NY, was in town Wednesday and Thursday.


Come in before the variety is lessened. Our dress goods are selling fast. D Long & Son.


Mrs H A Sliger and Mrs W J Stanhagan paid Cumberland a visit yesterday.


Mrs Earl Lowry went to Cumberland yesterday on a short visit.


Among the teachers who went to Charles Town yesterday to attend the Round Table were Misses Anna Ruckman, Ada Wagoner, Bessie Wageley and May Michaels, and Profs Dunkle and J C Sanders.


Mrs J H Miers went to Cumberland yesterday on a visit to relatives.


Mr and Mrs J N Naggs, of Elkins, were called to Westernport by the death of Mrs Naggs grandmother. Cumb News of 22nd.


The Oliver Plow! The plow that stands the test and sold by Frye & Son.


Mrs Morris, of Morgantown, arrived Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs Prof J C Sanders, where she will spend some time.


Mr and Mrs Ernest Duvall of Cumberland have returned to their home after spending a week with Mrs C C Blamer.


J W Merryman has accepted a position with the Virginia and Pittsburgh Coal Co at Kingmont.—Fairmont Times.


Be sure the plow you use is a Oliver Chilled. The best at Frye & Son.


Mrs J C Sanders accompanied her husband to the Round Table at Charles Town, and will stop off on her way back at Hedgesville and spend a few days with friends.


A fine selection of farm seeds, large supply of grass seeds, at Frye & Sons store.


Miss Hazel Anne Felty, a charming young lady of Connellsville, Pa, who came over Tuesday to attend the dance, and spend a few days with her friend, Mrs B E Wells, returned home yesterday.


Attys M W Gamble and G W McCauley of Moorefield, were here Tuesday and offered at public sale some land belonging to the late A M Inskeep, lying on Alleghany Mtn. The sale was withdrawn for the lack of bidders.


Mr Wilson Brown of Pittsburgh, stopped off Tuesday evening on his way home from Washington to see his daughter, Mrs J T Sincell. He left for home Wednesday accompanied by Mrs Sincell, who will spend a few weeks with her sister, Mrs Jeffreys, at Pittsburgh.


Professor Van Dyke of the Prep school is confined to his home with typhoid fever.


Mrs Jas B Johnson and little daughter paid Cumberland relatives a visit Wednesday.


Mrs Henrietta McGowan of Keyser who was visiting her sister, Mrs Wolford, Martinsburg, left for Berkeley Springs.


Mrs Fred B Martin and children of Wheeling are visiting her sister at Newburg. They expect to come here in a few days. Mr Martin will come here about May 1st having accepted a position with J H Markwood sons.


Misses Lena and Mabel Burke, of Charlottesville, Va, are home for a short visit.


Miss Hannon, of Piedmont, attended the dance last Tuesday.


Mr Paul Gocke was a business visitor in Keyser Wednesday.


Mr and Mrs William R Davis returned Sunday from a visit to Mrs Davis’ brother, Dr J Dorsey Atkins at Hagerstown.


Miss Ada Gordon returned Sunday from Shepherdstown and Charlestown.


Miss Sallie Wade is the guest of Miss Katie B Sims this week.


Mrs M F Filler returned Sunday from the Levels she was accompanied home by her granddaughter little Miss Leethie Gross.


Dr W H Yeakley, who has been in the Western Maryland Hospital at Cumberland with blood poison in the right hand, was able to come home Friday.


Choicy spring and summer dressings at very desirable prices. D Long & Son.


The Calendar Coterie met Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs R G Richardson, the attendance was large. The hostess served lunch.


Mrs Geo H Johnson, of near Romney, arrived Friday on 55 to see her sister, Miss Maggie Sheetz, who died just before she got here.


Get your fertilizers at Geo T Carskadon’s.


Bishop Peterskin preached at the Episcopal church Thursday night and confirmed a small class.


The colored minister, Rev Beans, left Friday with his family for his new station near Baltimore.


Mrs Geo Ludwig and children are visiting relatives at Rio while Mr Ludwig is selecting a home.


Scrub brushes, mops and brooms for house cleaning. It is now time. See Frye & Son.


Frank Hutchinson of NYC is visiting his mother and son here.


Mrs Earl Lowry went to Cumberland Thursday on a visit to her sister, Mrs Jessie Hoover.


Orland Rickey and wife went to Elk Garden Friday morning on a short visit.


Mrs C J Webb of Altoona Pa arrived Monday on a short visit to relatives.


Screen doors and fly swatters are ready to use. See Frye & Son.


Dr and Mrs L L Edgell left this morning in their auto for Charles Town to visit their son.


At Geo T Carskadon’s store you will find good shoes, the best, try them.


P Nefflen, of Elkins, came down Sunday to attend the funeral of Miss Maggie Sheetz.


J T Sincell was at Cumberland today on business.


All kinds of country produce bought and sold at Geo T Carskadons.


Bernard Francis McGee, of Benwood, W Va, and Bridget Alberta Welsh, of Lonaconing.


See the pretty styles at I M Long’s store.


Clarence Edward Patrick, of Lonaconing, and Alice Brown, of Winchester, Va.


Beautiful dress goods now on display. I M Long


Pressley Allen and Orpha Lillian Dugger, both of Green Spring, W Va.


I M Long has the lowest prices in town.


Oscar Grover Haws, of Boynton, Pa, and Edna Pearl Kaylor of Pattersons Creek, W Va.











All of my household goods which is practically new, will be offered for sale

To the highest bidder. Sale will take place at my residence on corner of First & Davis Sts.















Large and Complete Line In

Ladies Wearing Apparel

Boys and Girls Apparel

The Best Spring Styles on Display.

Catchy Patterns.





We pay the very highest prices for all kinds of trade

And always treat you right. Will be glad to see all our friends

As well as new ones . Don’t fail to come and see. Yours Truly,










“Always safest and best”

A W Coffroth, Agent













On a cold night with a nice cozy fire and a nice cozy wife,

that’s comfort enough for any man. You cannot have a fire without

coal and to have a really good fire you must have good coal.

That’s easy enough, however, just order it from us and the good fire is assured.





25 hp Tourist Car $750

25 hp Torpedo Runabout $725

35 hp Touring Car, Self Starter, Electric Lights $1225

Automobiles repaired, Automobile supplies,

Automobiles for hire. Second hand cars for sale.


Phone 31k

Keyser, W Va










Shirt Waists--.48 to 1.25

Gowns--.50 to .89

Lace Embroidery—5c to 1.00 yd

Percals--.10 to .12 yd

Best Gingham—7 ½ c

Ratina—15c per yd

Underskirts--.45 to 1.25

House Dresses--.98 to 1.40

Standard Muslin—7 ½ c 11 yd

Best Calicoes—6 1/2c yd

Tissu--.10c per yd

Lace Curtins--.50 to 2.98 per pair—1.35 to 1.98 per pair

P N Corset—1.00

Agent for Nemo Corset



shoes Dress shirts--.48 to .98

Signal Overalls—1.00 per pair

Arrow Collars—2 for 25c

Work shirts--.45 to .50

Neck Ties--.10 to .50

Underwear, suspenders, hats, caps, shoes, hosiery, oxfords, arm bands, umbrellas and etc.

Lot of Men and Boys Hats at 25c each

Special price on one lot of boys suits

Special price on one lot of mens and womens shoes











You have to offer at highest market prices

Market prices—2000lbs per ton






For first class garden and farm seed go to


His stock for 1914 is now here. The best recleaned

Seeds from 1913 crops. Also a line of Cow Peas and Soja beans.