JULY 3, 1914




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, for a first class country office. Large subscription list, etc. Further information may be had by applying to the Keyser Tribune Co, Keyser, W Va.



The Knights of Pythias will hold a Picnic at Burlington the 4th of July. The Twin Mountain & Potomac Railroad Co will run an excursion to Burlington. The train will leave here at 8:45 am. Round trip 50 cents. Music by McIlwee’s Concert Band, amusements of all kinds and free drinks. The public is cordially invited.



Miss Elise D Price, daughter of Ernest E Price, 827 Roland avenue, and grand-niece of former Senator Henry G Davis of W Va, died yesterday morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Miss Price was born in Baltimore 21 years ago. She was graduated from the Girls Latin School in the class of 1911. She had been suffering from Bright’s disease for a long time. Besides her parents Miss Price is survived by her brother, Harry B Price and sister, Miss Margaret Price. –Balt Sun




As stated several months ago, the Baltimore and Ohio railroad had acquired from the Moorefield and Virginia railroad the Hampshire Southern railroad, from Romney to Petersburg, W Va, and commencing July 1 it will operate through trains over its south branch from Greenspring to Petersburg. Through the acquisition of the Hampshire Southern extending 39 miles from Romney through the eastern panhandle of W Va, the Baltimore and Ohio gains an entrance into a section rich in natural resources and prosperous in agriculture. The Hampshire Southern railroad connects with the Greenspring line of the B&O at Romney, running south through Hampshire, Hardy and Grant counties, W Va, to a southern terminus at Petersburg. The road was completed in October 1910. It is substantially built throughout being laid with 85 pound rail from Romney to Moorefield, a distance of 25 miles, while from Moorefield to Petersburg lighter rail is in use.  The section of W Va served by the Hampshire Southern railroad is tributary to the south branch of the Potomac River, which the line follows closely through a fertile valley that is largely devoted to farming, raising of live stock and fruit growing. Moorefield, Hardy county, has a population of 1,000 and Petersburg has a population of 500. Local conditions favorable to manufacturing have encouraged industrial development both at Moorefield and Petersburg, large tanneries having located in these communities, and a third tannery is built further back in the country. Still greater development of this section of W Va is assured through the B&O’s acquisition of the Hampshire Southern, which will place the territory in direct connection with the eastern centers of trade.



Elder D B Arnold, of Eglon, W Va, died after a short illness of pneumonia Wednesday, June 17, 1914, at nine o’clock am. On Thursday, the 11th, he returned home from Hartmonsville in good condition to recover entirely from his spell of sickness which he had there. However, he was still very weak and susceptible to little exposures. In this condition he went to Oakland Saturday, then attended church Saturday and Sunday night, and in this exposed to some drafts of cool air. So by bed time he complained of having a pain in his left side. The diseased seemed to be unto death from the start and soon did its awful work owing to the weak condition of his heart. The funeral was preached on Sunday by elder E T Fike to a thousand or twelve hundred people. A goodly number of his old friends and relatives were out from east of the mountain, some going in their cars and some by rail. It is said about fifty cars were present at the funeral. His age was 71 years the 7th of last September. Surviving him are his widow, son and daughter. His son, R E Arnold lives at Elgin, Ill and the daughter, Mrs Hurley Miller, lives seven miles from Oakland. His brother, Taylor Arnold, of Cerro Gordo, came in, but his son of Elgin did not come as he was out at Seattle attending the conference at the time. Thus we feel and hope another good man has gone to his reward. He was buried at Eglon for the reason that his widow and daughter will live out there and can visit the precious grave and care for it. G S A.



Romney, June 25—Growers of peaches throughout Hampshire county despite the drouth, report orchards in good shape and the prospects for a large harvest most excellent. It is rather hard to estimate even intelligently what the aggregate of the crop of this section will be, but the prediction is freely made that there will be probably 450 cars from off the Hampshire Southern branch and there should be about 1500 more cars in other parts of this county, including those loaded on the main line of the B&O railroad. Should the drouth continue longer and the peaches mature small, the estimate for the county may be very high, but should the rain cause the fruit to grow larger, then the number of cars from this county will be higher than so far estimated.


Gerardstown, W Va—Because of a rainy week during the blooming season, there will not be more than 60 percent of a crop of apples in the Eastern Panhandle section.


South Branch, W Va—In this section of Hampshire county it is generally conceded by growers that there will be almost a full crop of peaches and about one third of a crop of apples. The extreme dry weather of the last six weeks has injured fruit to some extent, but should there be rain soon there will be an unusually heavy shipment of fruit from this section.



Hagerstown, Md—Conservative estimates of the peach crop in the South Mountain belt range from 600 to 800 carloads, or between 200,000 and 250,000 bushels, while the financial returns will be about $1 a bushel. The crop, not withstanding the damage done in some sections by late frosts will be much above normal, and will be shipped almost entirely from Shipsburg. Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Washington, Philadelphia, New York and New England points will buy the bulk of the crop.



The date of the annual K of P Grand Encampment, which will be held at Fairmont, has been changed from the 3rd week in August to September 23, 24 and 25. The reason for the change is given in the following statement in the Fairmont Times:

“At the recent meeting in this city of the Grand Council of the Knights of Pythias, the question of changing the time of holding the next grand encampment of the order was brought forward. Inasmuch as the grand encampment is to be held this year in Fairmont it was decided by the council that the local entertainment committee, together with Grand Chancellor Nuzum and the local entertainment committee, held a meeting and decided to postpone the encampment from the 3rd week in August to September 23, 24 and 25 and official notices to this effect are being sent to the orders in all parts of the state.”



Martinsburg, W Va—Receivers were appointed by Judge R W Dailey at Romney today for the Crawford Woolen Mills Co, of Martinsburg. The liabilities are placed at $160,000 with assets of about the same amount. The mill has been in operation twenty years and employees 300 persons. The receivers are G M Bowman, former US fish commissioner; H H Emmert, Parkersburg, and H P McCormick, Winchester.



Martinsburg, W Va—A telegram received here today from the Moundsville penitentiary states that Fred L Fizer, of Martinsburg, hanged himself in his cell last night. Fizer was recently sentenced from this city for four years for attempting to kill 14 year old housekeeper, Ottie Meyers, and C T Beatty, with whose family the Myers girl had sought refuse when driven from Fizer’s house. Fizer’s aged father, wife and four little children lived here.



Wheeling—Miss Grace Fendt, a public school teacher, and John O Schenk, the millionaire meat packer, who four years ago had a narrow escape from death by arsenic poisoning, which his wife, now divorced, Laura Farnsworth Schenk, was accused of administering, will be married Saturday. They will sail on the Vaterland July 7 for a tour of Europe, returning next December. Efforts were made to have the marriage take place secretly because of the fear, it is said that Schenk’s former wife might undertake to interfere in some manner. The former Mrs Schenk still lives in this city.



Cumberland—The B&O Railroad Co is putting back to work a large number of men who have been idle in the shops along the Cumberland division for sometime. At the Grafton shops the men furloughed several weeks ago are now back at work, and at Keyser about 500 men who have been idle for several months will go to work in the car shops tomorrow and during the next few days. It is expected to have the entire force at work before the end of the week at Keyser. At Grafton several men were taken on. Officials have issued orders to have each section gang placed on full force of 16 men from July 1.



At the term of the US District Court held at Martinsburg last April two cases in chancery instituted by Miss Elise D Price against the Davis Trust Co of Elkins, W Va, were argued before Judge A G Dayton. The most important of these cases was brought to recover possession of stocks and bonds arising from the estate of the late Harry G Buxton, the other case involving a question of compensation to the Davis Trust Co as trustee. Judge Dayton has handed down an opinion dismissing the more important case on the ground of want of jurisdiction and holding in the other case that the Trust Co is entitled to compensation. These cases were instituted by the plaintiff through her attorneys Messrs, Benj A Richmond and Walter Capper, of Cumberland, Md and Clarence T Martin of Martinsburg, W Va and the defendant was represented by Messrs Wm C Clayton and Wm MacDonald of Keyser, W Va. This decision sustains the contention of the Davis Trust Co and is a very important matter to that company, and is of considerable interest to the people of this section as the parties are well known here. Over three hundred thousand dollars were involved in these litigations.



Cumberland—John Walters, 50 years old, of Ridgeley, W Va, opposite Cumberland, died at the Allegheny hospital here tonight, from having been crushed by a Western Maryland passenger train which he attempted to board at Blaine, W Va, earlier in the day. Both legs were mashed off and he was brought to Cumberland on the same train. Walters had been working at Blaine.



Washington—As the result of the annual adjustment of the salaries of the first class postmasters, several W Va office holders will start the month of July with increase salaries while a few will get less pay. Among the larger offices of the state the following changed have been made: Wheeling remains at $3,600; Huntington increased from $3,300 to $3,400; Charleston increased from $3,400 to $3,500; Parkersburg remains at $3,300; Bluefield remains at $3,100; Fairmont increased from $3,100 to $3,200; Clarksburg remains at $3,100; Morgantown increased from$2,800 to $2,900. The salaries are based on the amount of business done at different offices. 



Charleston, W Va—The first court decision affecting liquor since the state prohibitory amendment became operative last midnight was handed down today by the Supreme Court of Appeals, when it decided that it was no violation of the law for a member of a club to take upon the club premises liquor for his own use without storage on the premises or for service to his friends. The court had been asked to enjoin permanently the governors of the Edgewood Club of Charleston from putting into effect a resolution preventing members from keeping their own liquor at the club.



On Tuesday, June 30, 1914, a wedding of pronounced interest to a number of people of this city and adjacent territory, where the bride is well known, was solemnized when Miss Nellie Gerstell, daughter of Dr and Mrs Robert Gerstell, of Gerstell, W Va, was married to Mr Harry B Langdone Smith, son of Mrs Smith and the late Benjamin F Smith, of 1311 Park Ave, Baltimore. The ceremony was performed at 7 o’clock at Rock Ledge Farm, the home of Dr and Mrs Gerstell, by the Rev Dr J Ross Stevenson, of Brown Memorial Church, Baltimore, assisted by Rev A C Hopkins, of Buena Vista, Va, and was followed by a reception. The bride was given in marriage by her father, and had as maid of honor her cousin, Miss Louise Gerstell, of Easton, Pa. Mr Smith’s best man was his brother, Mr Frank B Smith of Baltimore. Upon their return from their wedding trip, Mr Smith and his bride will make their home in Baltimore. This marriage united two old Maryland families. Miss Gerstell was educated in private schools and traveled extensively abroad and in this country. Her father is one of the most prominent physicians in W Va. Her paternal grandfather, the late Dr Arnold Gerstell, was a distinguished physician of Maryland. Miss Gerstell is also a descendent through her paternal grandmother of Col Thomas and Capt Michael Cresap, of Revolutionary fame, who were buried in Trinity Churchyard, New York City, in 1795, and also of the late Lieut James C Cresap, U S N, one of the founders of the Sons of the American Revolution and a member of the order of Cincinnati. Mr Smith, a son of Mrs B F Smith and the late Benjamin F Smith, is descended from the Dorseys, Hammonds, Howards of Anne Arundel County; Greenways and Ridgeleys, also of Maryland.



Dr W J Koelz, whose term as member of the Board of Education expires this year, has been persuaded by his friends to be a candidate for re-election at the election to be held Aug 4th. Dr Koelz has made a faithful and a very efficient officer and the people will be wise in re-electing him.



Mrs Annie Nothy, who has been ill for some time, and was taken to the Hoffman Hospital some weeks ago, died Saturday, June 27, 1914, at the age 38 years. The funeral took place Monday, when the burial took place in Queen’s Point Cemetery. Rev Mr Hammond conducted the services.



Howard, the 3 year son of Mr and Mrs H T Pyles, was pretty badly burned while playing with matches in the bedroom of their home on W Piedmont St Monday. The little boy went up to the room and was playing when suddenly he was heard to scream and when the fire was put out the little fellow was severely burned about the legs and stomach, and a small burn on his breast. Two years ago last February when the Pyles home burned two of their little girls burned to death, and this little fellow was saved by the mother.



The Buick seems to be a wonderfully active machine. It will climb a tree or with equal alacrity jump into a mud hole. On Thursday morning Cashier H L Arnold was taking a party of friends out in his Buick, when going up Knobley, out about D A Arnold’s, he reached over to adjust some part, when the machine suddenly flirted out of the road and landed in a mudhole. With the assistance of Dave Arnold they pulled her back into the road and came on home rejoicing that very little damage had been done.



Miss Nora Wamsley, aged 22 years, died last night at the Hoffman Hospital of typhoid fever. The remains were taken this morning to her home at Gortner, Md, for burial.



Hagerstown—The new wool clip in this section is being marketed. S A Roth, of Hagerstown, who expects to buy 300,000 pounds this season, has purchased 180,000 pounds in the Cumberland Valley. He has bought from a Pennsylvania syndicate 72,000 pounds, the biggest wool deal closed in the valley in recent years. The wool is being shipped to Baltimore and Philadelphia for storage and later will be consigned to Boston. Wool growers, buyers and manufacturers are surprised by the rise of wool since the tariff was taken off. Dealers are paying from 20 to 26 cents a pound for wool, due to the rapid increase of population, is responsible for the rise, while others claim that the rise is a vindication of the Democratic tariff and refutes the arguments of high tariff advocates that the wool industry of the country would be ruined by free wool.


It will put out of business over 500 saloons

It will close up 12 breweries and one distillery.

It will take out of the liquor business, in round numbers, ten millions of dollars.

It will throw out of employment approximately 3,000 men.

It will divert to other channels of trade a sum estimated at nine millions of dollars.

It will take from the revenues of the state more than $626,000 each year.

It provides for the sale of spirituous liquors only for medicinal and sacramental purposes, and the legal provisions governing such sales are most exactly and the penalties for illegal sales severe.

It makes repeated offenses felonious, with the penalty confinement in the penitentiary.

It extends its provisions not only to the individual but to the club where intoxicants are served in any manner.

It provides for the closest record and tabulation of interstate shipments of liquors.

It cuts out all soliciting and all newspaper, billboard and circular advertising in the state.

It is the most sweeping in its provisions of any statewide liquor enactment ever written in the statute books of commonwealth.

Let the law be strictly enforced.



License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:

June 27—John Kelly, of Luke, and Mary Genevieve M Dade, of Westernport.

                David Ross, of Lonaconing, and Birdie Carrie Poland, of Barton.

June 29—Robt E Kimmel and Nellie J Blackiston, both from Piedmont.

June 30—Lester Warnick and Annie Hanna, both of Westernport, Md.

                Audrey L Crawford, of Keyser, W Va, and Martha M Notts, of Rollsburg, W Va.

                George W Smith and Augusta A Patterson, both of Paw Paw, W Va.

                John J Gordon and Lilly M Norman, both of Rawlings, Md.

                Martin V Frazee, of Sellersport, Md, and Myrtle L Rush, of Accident, Md.




At the residence of the officiating minister Rev J M Davis, Oakland, June 22nd, Mr William Clay Warnick and Miss Julia E Lee, of near Swanton. Mr Davis married the bride’s mother and grandmother. Her father, Mrs Elisha F Lee witnessed the ceremony. Oakland Republican.



Cumberland—Melvin Valentine, a farmer on Flintstone creek, was injured severely Sunday by being thrown from a buggy into a wire fence by a colt he was breaking. It is feared Mr Valentine was injured internally.


Cumberland—Joseph A S Wallace, traveling freight agent for the Western Maryland Railroad here, will be transferred July 1 to Youngstown, Ohio, as commercial agent.


Elkins—A bolt of lightning which struck the house of William L Shanabarger, near this city Tuesday , injured Mrs Shanabarger, her daughter, Gladys, and an infant child which Mrs Shanabarger was holding in her arms.


Five thousand employees of the B&O railroad , from points east of Pittsburgh and Parkersburg, will hold their 33rd annual reunion at Harper’s Ferry on July 30.


Reports show that 3,555,526 tons of bituminous coal, 162,688 tons of anthracite and 143,004 tons of coke were received at the Baltimore terminals on the B&O railroad during 1913. Of this traffic, 1,611,306 tons were shipped coastwise, 9261,61 tons were exported, 551,673 tons were destined for the harbor and 988,47 tons were for the bay trade. Of the export tonnage, coke comprised 60,857 tons.


Physicians and surgeons of the medical staff of the B&O system held their annual convention in Washington, June 18, 19 and 20. Discussions of a professional nature and the relation of the physician to railroad work took place. Several eminent surgeons of national reputation spoke at the convention.


Nine sheet mills have just been started up in Pittsburgh on account of the increased demand for tinplate, and two more mills will start presently. Howard Elliott says the revenues of the New Haven road are improving. The calamity howlers will have to make the upmost of the present moment, for business conditions, which have at no time been very serious outside of the railroads and the iron and steel trade, are daily improving. Philadelphia Record.


Charles Swisher, one of three Republican nominees for governor in 1908, who later withdrew, and a candidate for the same nomination in 1912, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for State Senate in the Eighth district consisting of Kanawha, Logan and Boone counties.


Cumberland—John F Bratt, 68 years old, a native of Mount Savage, died Monday at Independence, W Va. He was mine inspector of the Second West Virginia district from 1905 to 1909 and was inspector of the Hutchinson Coal Co from 1910 to 1912. Four daughters, Mrs Emma Squires and Mrs W T E Dadisman, of Independence, W Va; Mrs J A Mouser, of Wellsburg, Pa and Tilla Bratt survive.


Cumberland—Robert E Kimmel, druggist, Piedmont, W Va, and Miss Nellie Blackiston, daughter of Brose Blackiston, were married here Monday by the Rev Dr James E Moffat, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. They were attended by Dr James Helman, Piedmont, and Mrs Edward C Whitworth, of Front Royal, Va.


Deputy U S Marshall Beatty dropped in the city Monday night and took away with him Louis Conrad, to Philippi, to answer an indictment found in the U S court at Parkersburg for white slavery.


Charleston, W Va—Prof J R Pentuff, president of Powhatan College, has filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy; His liabilities are said to be more than $20,000.




At a special session of county court held last Saturday, all of the commissioners being present, the following business was transacted:

C O Smith, was granted a license to keep a restaurant at Harrison.


P F McNally and Mrs Kate Wilson were each granted license to keep hotel at Elk Garden.


Jas Donnelly was granted a license to run a hotel and a pool room at Elk Garden.


The following persons were granted exonerations on erroneous assessments; Ernest Doman and G C McFarlane in Elk district, and Mrs Elizabeth Dickel and John Arnold in New Creek district.


In the matter of the petition of R A Smith and forty others for a change in the Elk Garden road; beginning at a turn in the road east of Blaine and connecting up with the present road at foot of the hill, it is the opinion of the court, after hearing the report of the viewers, that such change should be made.


Willard Everstine, of Ridgeley, tendered his resignation as justice of the peace at Frankfort district, which was accepted.



Miss Otile B Ludwick is on a visit to her sister, Mrs Wilbur Ludwick of Romney.


Mrs Henry Kitzmiller was at Claysville last Sunday to see Miss Myrtle Carnell, who is very sick.


Barney Shoemaker was at Keyser on business last Saturday.


G S Kitzmiller, Jr, was at Piedmont last Saturday.


Mrs Stella Amtower, of Pierce, is on a visit to her father, W W Kitzmiller.


Messrs S R and Wesley Duling drove to Petersburg  last Saturday to meet Misses Katie and Zermie Duling, who was returning from school at Wardensville. Misses Grace and Carrie Duling went with them.


Rev M A Ray went to Piedmont last Saturday. He was to preach there on Sunday.


Aubrey Roderick is sporting on a new “bike.”


We learn that D W Idleman’s house, near the Empire school house, on the Inskeep farm, was destroyed by fire yesterday. He and his wife were out picking berries and left two children at the house. The wind was blowing hard and we presume it caught fire from a spark. He lost everything that was in the house, which is quite a loss for him. He has our sympathy, for we had a like experience.


E A Ludwick was at Keyser last Saturday.


The thermometer registered 39 degrees here Tuesday morning. The sudden change in temperature made people gather around the kitchen stove, and received the cook’s blessing.


The subjects of good roads has received more consideration by the press of the country than anything else of which we have any knowledge. It may not have been preached from the pulpit, but if the preacher had passed over the Northwestern Turnpike from the Sand Spring to Claysville on his way to preach, we doubt not but what his thoughts would have been clouded by the rough condition of said road. The grade used to be so equable on this pike that one adjustment of the brake was sufficient for nearly the entire distance, but now in some places there is scarcely any road at all, and if no more attention is given to the condition of said road in the next ten years than has been given the past ten, the Pike, which was once the joy of every stage driver’s heart will be an impassable way, a silent monument to whoever is responsible for the bad condition of said road. We do not wish to be harsh in criticism, but we have tried to state nothing but facts, and we believe the traveling public will substantiate what we have said, and we hope “ a hint to the wise will be sufficient.”






July 1, 1914—The weather continues very dry, a few showers have freshened up vegetation some but not enough to help the grass and oats.


Nearly everyone is done harvesting their wheat crop, which was fairly good, considering the drought. The oats crop is near a failure, some farmers are talking of plowing them under and planting corn to make feed, some meadows will hardly make good pasture.


Some farmers around here didn’t get near done planting corn on account of not getting their plowing done.


Gardens and potatoes are looking very bad.


People are getting busy picking cherries and berries which are pretty fair crop for dry weather.


Rev Mrs Ezra George preached his farewell sermons at Knobley church Sunday morning and evening last. He and his family from Kansas, have been visiting friends and relatives for several weeks expects to leave this week on his journey home.


Mrs Sarah Rotruck is poorly at the home of Mr Wilbur Rotruck at Martin.


There seems to be a good bit of sickness around. Dr Fisher is kept very busy. The whooping cough is drying out some.


Surveyor D G Martin and wife were visiting Mr Martin’s mother, Mrs Martha Becorn, who has been very sick this week.


Mr Elmer Evans of Fair View Farm is making a good bit of improvements in the way of cleaning up the farm and digging a well. The boy has the finest truck patch of any one in this neighborhood. He has lots of berries and plenty of black snakes too chase him around.


L. L.



JULY 2, 1914

As we have been silent for quite a while, will try to give a few happenings from in and around Fountain.


Miss Blanche Staggs, who has been assistant postmistress at Headsville for the past three months, resigned her position last week and came home for the summer.


Mr H E Thrush, of Antioch, and two friends, Misses Bessie and Bertha Kenney were guests at Wm E Staggs Sunday last.


Mr M F Staggs and sister, Miss Blanche, were guests of their sister, Mrs V A Ellifritz, of New Creek, Saturday and Sunday.


The Rev Burgess preached a very interesting sermon to a large congregation at the Chapel last Sunday.


Mr and Mrs Jacob Urice visited at S P Umstot’s Sunday last.


D W and Albert Staggs made a flying trip to Petersburg and back Saturday in their car.


Miss Lottie Borror visited her sister, Mrs Chas Staggs, Sunday.






D W Shull spent last week with relatives at Ohio.


Miss Crane, of Terra Alta, is the guest of Miss Corrine DeBerry.


Lane B Alexander, of Clarksburg, was a business visitor here Friday.


Miss Jane Sloan, of Burlington, is visiting at C C Harmison’s near town.


Wm Montgomery leaves today to spend a week with his daughter in Davis.


Miss Hoppie Keller left last Thursday to attend the Deaf Convention in Staunton, Va.


Mrs Howard Parker and little daughter, Helen, are visiting relatives in Loudon county, Va.


Parley DeBerry, principal of the D & B Schools, attended the convention at Staunton, Va, last week.


Mr and Mrs Thomas Kenny of Piedmont, spent several days last week at G W Parsons near town.


Mrs Chas Coleman and daughters of Duquesne, Pa, are visiting G W Parsons near town.


Mrs I V Parker and Miss Ada Poling have been visiting Mrs J W Poling at South Branch for several days.


David Sherrard, of San Antonio, Tex, is visiting here. He is a native of Romney and has not been here since 1875.


Miss Rebecca Baird, of this place, together with a number of the other members of the faculty of Fort Loudon Seminary, of Winchester, sailed from Philadelphia on the steamer Prinz Oskar for Hamburg, Germany. The party will visit a number of the principal European cities and return home in September.


Mrs Margery Sine, widow of F J Sine and mother of Mrs Edward Eaton of High View, this county, died at her home near Rock Enon Springs, Va, Saturday, June 20 in the 79th year of her age.


Miss Ethel Billmeyer, aged 22 years, died Thursday morning at her home on Lost River, near Hanging Rock. Miss Billmeyer had been afflicted with tuberculosis of the lungs for over two years.



Mrs W O Johnson and children returned Wednesday from a visit in Hampshire county.


Mrs Lee Rogers and two children, of Clarksburg, are the guests at the home of J J Waffer.


Rev M G Woodworth of Clinton, SC, has gone to Mc Dowell, Va, for the summer. New of 25th.




Mrs H I Harness, who was operated upon in Baltimore several weeks ago, has so far recovered as to be able to return to her home Sunday. Her many friends will be glad to know she is getting along nicely.


Mrs John W Gilkeson, who spent several weeks visiting Rev R A White, at Henderson, NC, returned home last Thursday evening. She was accompanied by her daughter, Miss Willie Gilkeson, who attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore the past winter.


Miss Daisy Heishman, daughter of Mr and Mrs A W Heishman, was married yesterday at high noon, to B A Bennett, of Pittsburgh. The wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride near Moorefield, by the Rev Lee Barrett, in the presence of a few immediate friends. The young couple left this morning for Pittsburgh, where they will make their home.


Mrs Charles D Gilkeson, who has been in Baltimore for some time taking treatment, returned to her home here Monday and we are glad to say is very much improved in health.


The many friends of Miss Agnes Thompson, who underwent an operation in a Philadelphia hospital some weeks ago, will be glad to know that she has returned to Moorefield much improved.


A message was received this morning announcing the death of I C Chrisman, at his home on Lost River, this morning at 2 o’clock. Mr Chrisman has been ill for some time and his death has been expected.


G S VanMeter was operated on by Dr Prince, of Springfield, and Dr Champion last Friday for his eyes and has been confined to his house since. Mansfield Ill, Express


Mr and Mrs F M Rogers, of East Orange, NJ, have sailed for a short trip to Europe.


Miss Pauline Warden of Wardensville, came over Monday and is the guest of Dr and Mrs H C Baker.


Fire destroyed a lot of peach and apple trees in E D High’s orchard near Purgittsville.


Mr and Mrs Alfred Allen, of Romney, arrived Sunday evening on a visit to relatives in this community.


Miss Sallie Chambers, who spent the last winter at Frederick, Md, returned to Moorefield last Thursday.


Mrs Ernest Hiner, who spent several weeks here visiting Mr and Mrs J H Hiner, returned to her home in Cumberland last Friday.


W P Templeman, of Baltimore, spent a few days last week visiting Mr and Mrs A R McNeill, leaving for home Sunday morning.


Mr and Mrs Frank Carpenter and son, of Cumberland, who spent some time here visiting relatives, returned to Cumberland yesterday.


Wm Edgar Hawse, of Brunswick, Md, and Miss Blanche Pope, daughter of J W Pope, of this place, were married  in Cumberland last week.


A R McNeill, R E Saville, J D Chipley and Will Baker are among those of this county who attended the convention at Parkersburg this week.


Julian Gilkeson left Monday for Oakland to attend the meeting of the State Pharmacists making the trip in his auto. His brother Vance accompanied him.


Mrs Geo W Fisher left last week for a visit to relatives at Vaucluse, Va.


Mrs Luther Hutter left Sunday morning for a visit to her parents at Tuckyhoe, NJ.


Circuit Court was in session for several days this week. The case of Brill vs Heishman resulted in a hung jury and in the case of A W Mathias, Admr vs J E Snyder, the jury gave a verdict of $1,000 in favor of the administration. These were the only jury cases tried this court.


Bass fishing has been furnishing fine sport for many of our local fishermen and some nice strings have been caught. The rains this week have made the water muddy which will stop fishing for a few days.




J H Babb, a former Grant county boy, was recently nominated by the Republicans in Tucker County for the office of House of Delegates.


Joe Patchett, Mrs Patchett and her guest, Miss Sayre, of New York, and Rev Streider were here a day or two this week.


A daughter was born to Mr and Mrs Paul F Kinnison, of Cleveland, O, June 10. Mrs Kinnison before her marriage was Miss Lulu Babb, daughter of Mr and Mrs C M Babb, late of this county.


Miss Fannie Highberger is visiting her brother, the Doctor, at Maysville and will stay some time.



Mr and Mrs George Miller spent Saturday and Sunday with their son, Harness Miller, at Rawlings.


Mr and Mrs H H Robinett spent Sunday with Geo Dawson.


Mrs Luke Lyons of near Headsville, visited her daughter Mrs Bertha Kelley Saturday and Sunday.


There will be at festival at the Waxler school house Saturday night, July 11. Everybody come and bring your friends.


Mr and Mrs L M Twigg visited Mr and Mrs J R Baker Sunday.


Mr Mack Dye and cousin, G E Miller, spent Saturday and Sunday with their uncle, Clarence Clark, of McCoole.


Mr and Mrs George Dawson visited Mr and Mrs G T Miller Sunday.




We have had a very nice rain it will help the gardens to grow nicely.


D D Taylor of this place returned yesterday from the vicinity of Maysville where he finished his contract of painting six houses. Mr Taylor is an expert painter. His work and prices give entire satisfaction. Anyone wishing to get work of this kind done would do well to consult Mr Taylor.


Mrs Chas Taylor of Clarksburg, W Va, is visiting her father, Mr G R Dye.


Mrs Emma Grayson and little daughter of Keyser, and Mrs Annie Stotler of Luke, Md, are visiting their sister, Miss Mamie Markwood.


Miss Flora Markwood was visiting in Keyser Saturday.


Mr A H Metcalf our merchant of this place, was a business visitor in Keyser Friday.


Mr W E Amtower is harvesting this week.


Mrs Feaster of Fairmont, is visiting her sister, Mrs D W Taylor.


Mr Frank Welch met with an accident while working on the T M & P the other day. He fell over a bank about six feet in height but was not badly hurt.


Mr J L Mott of Antioch, and Earl Rawlings were Keyser visitors Monday.


Mrs Lulu Liller was shopping in Keyser Tuesday.





The Allegany county Medical Association will convene in Oakland July 8. The session will be held in the Empire Theatre.


Adam Erdman, John Krause and C T Kalbaugh of Cumberland; H A Hook of Piedmont; Z T Brantner of Martinsburg and W H Longsdorf of Keyser were delegates from the Cumberland division of the B&O RR to the convention at the Grand Hotel, Cincinnati, by the relief department of the railroad last week.


The big 6,000 engines are pulling trains of 75 cars through Oakland to the Keyser yards.


Wheeler Sanders has gone to Keyser, where he has obtained employment.


The annual camp meeting at Mt Lake Park opened Friday, July 3, with Rev Geo F Oliver, of Matoon, Ill, as platform manager, Mrs David Browser and Mrs S R Dunham will lead the boys and girls meetings and Rev Charles B Allen of Colorado will conduct the meetings in the Hall of Philosophy. Rev S R Dunham will lead the singing. Among those who will take part in the meeting are Bishop Joseph F Berry, the evangelistic bishop of the Methodist church, our old time friend Joseph L Smith, E S Dunham, E L Hyde, Andrew J Dolbow and Rev A L Gray, of far away as India.



Mrs L C McCoole is visiting at Luke.


Mrs Lena Hutson paid Cumberland a visit Tuesday.


Geo P Warner was a visitor to Cumberland Tuesday.


Mrs W V Stewart was a visitor to Cumberland Tuesday.


Mrs Paul Peters paid relatives at Cumberland a visit Tuesday.


Mrs Geo Sheetz spent Sunday in Cumberland with relatives.


Miss Annie Martin, of Piedmont, is ill with fever at the hospital.


Mrs Rachael Stevenson is visiting her daughter, Miss Mary, at Fairmont.


Pinkey Hampstead, of Maysville, was a business visitor in town Tuesday.


Born, Saturday, June 27, 1914, to Mr and Mrs Wm Kuykendall a daughter.


Miss Wier, of Luke, a nurse in the Hoffman hospital, is ill with typhoid fever.


F A Gerstell and daughter, of Easton, Pa, came over to the Smith-Gerstell wedding.


Miss Jennie Sheetz has returned from several weeks spent in Morgantown and Wheeling.


Miss Sedali Newcome is taking a business course at Tri State College at Cumberland.


Children’s Day exercises will be held in the Lutheran Sunday School next Sunday morning.


Mrs W C Rohrbaugh, of Maysville, was operated on at the Hoffman Hospital Monday.


S A Conditt, of Columbus, Ohio, was here several days first of the week looking after business.


Engineman Minton Shores, who has been on the sick list for a few days, is about all right again.


Misses Thelma and Alma Peters are on a visit to relatives at Shinston and other places in that section.


Miss Alta Friend, of Mozelle street, left Monday to visit friends at Wheeling and Jacksonburg.


Mr and Mrs I P Carskadon of Headsville were over this week a day or two taking in the Chautauqua.


Mrs Charles Spotts has been on the sick list at her home on Sharpless street, for the past week or two.


Miss Beulah McNemar is now filling engagements in the southern section of Virginia and in North Carolina.


Atty Orville McDonald of Clarksburg was here first of the week looking after business and calling on old friends.


Mrs Jno K Millholland and daughter, Annie Mary, of Grafton, were visiting Dr and Mrs I H Stafford Monday.


Noah Riggleman, who was so badly mutilated by falling on a circular saw at Dobbin about two months ago, left the hospital last week.


Mrs Jennie Nesbitt and Mrs Amy Kight of Piedmont have been spending a few days with Mr and Mrs R G Richardson this week.


Miss Edith Michael, of Westernport, has been here during the Chautauqua as the guest of her aunt and uncle Mr and Mrs Geo W Bane.


Paul Davis returned last Saturday from Gormania, where he acted as cashier of the bank during Cashier Sharpless’ absence at the Bankers convention.


Mrs Marshall Sayre and daughter, Miss Hallie, returned first of the week from their visit to Grafton, Miss Hallie is at her post in the post office again.


Hon C H Vossler, who has been staying pretty close to his store at Maysville since his family moved up for the summer, was in town Wednesday looking after things.


Miss Katherine Carskadon of Pittsburgh, who visited her grandmother, Mrs Kate Glancy, has gone to Bayside, New York, to be the guest of friends. Clarksburg Exponent.


Dr and Mrs J T Little and little son, of Pittsburgh, came over last Saturday night to spend a while with relatives. Geo and Fred Carskadon met them at Cumberland in their auto.


The old veteran ex-postmaster, “Uncle Bob” Carskadon, has been on the sick list the past few weeks, but is feeling some better, which will be good news to “Uncle Bob’s” many friends.


Jas W Cunningham of Rees’ Mill was in town this morning and requested the Tribune to give notice that he does not want anybody to run over his dog with an automobile. If they do there will be trouble.


Mrs Edw H Sincell and son, Milton, of Oakland, who had been to Cumberland, stopped off a few hours yesterday evening with Mr and Mrs John T Sincell on their way home.


Charley Neville is on a trip to Baltimore.


All aboard for the K of P picnic at Burlington tomorrow.


Mrs J Luke Smith was a visitor to Cumberland yesterday.


Mr David Long was in Cumberland yesterday on business.


Atty Harry G Fisher was at Clarksburg Tuesday on business.


Mrs Chas Hodges and Mrs H A Sliger paid Cumberland a visit yesterday.


G R Dye of Ridgeville was in town yesterday circulating among his friends.


Miss Pleasant J Davis of Cumberland has been visiting Mrs C E Dayton the past week.


Miss Ruth Michael, of Oakland, paid Miss Alice Fetzer and other friends a visit first of the week.


Everybody invited to the K of P picnic at Burlington tomorrow, 50c round trip on T M & P.


Mrs F L Osborne who has been visiting her daughter Mrs L H Ash in Cumberland returned Saturday.


Mrs C W Shaffenaker was taken to the Hoffman Hospital last night for an operation for stomach trouble.


Dr C S and Mrs Hoffman and son, Wilbur, returned Saturday from a visit to Philadelphia and Atlantic City.


F P Riley, who ran a grocery store at McCoole, has quit business, having made an assignment last week.


M N Wilson of Elkins stopped off Monday night with Mr H S Thompson on his way to Oakland on business.


Mr and Mrs Ernest Nadele, of Medley, came down Tuesday to spend a few days among their relatives and friends.


Robt E McQuay, of Jenningston, was in the city attending to business matters yesterday. Elkins Inter-Mt of 1st.


Miss Mattie Michael who has been spending several days with relatives here, returned to her home in Elkins last week.


Miss Zella Grimes, of Deer Park, came down Sunday to the Chautauqua, and spent the night with Mr and Mrs J T Sincell.


W C Pifer left Tuesday on his motor cycle for his old home near Stephen City, Va, to spend a few days with his home folks.


Mrs B F White of Gormania spent Monday night here with Mr and Mrs H S Thompson on her way to Washington in a visit.


Mrs W J Lambert of Davis, who spent a while with her parents, Mr and Mrs B W Davis, up New Creek, returned home last Saturday.


Mrs F S Johnston and daughter, Miss Mildred Brayan, left Tuesday for their home at Elkins after a few days visit here with relatives.


Mr and Mrs Harry Bowlby and two sons of Morgantown have been guests at the home of Prof and Mrs J C Sanders since last Friday.


J B Criser returned Tuesday from a visit to his daughter and son in Washington. He was accompanied home by his granddaughter, Margaret Criser.


Miss Vera Lambdin, of Montgomery, W Va, who spent a few days here as the guest of Miss Tabitha Thompson and other friends, left Monday for home.


Mr and Mrs F P Riley left yesterday for Aberdeen, Md, where Mr Riley expects to get employment. Mr Riley’s niece, who has been visiting him, returned home with them.


Miss Ella Cropp, of Los Angeles, Cal, who has been spending the past year in different parts of the east, is now paying her aunt, Mrs J B Criser, a visit. She expects to return to California soon.


Our fellow townsman, H S Thompson, of the Thompson Furniture Co, has been honored by the Governor by re-appointment for a term of three years as a member of the State Board of Embalmers.


Mr H H Hoffman went to Martinsburg Tuesday to be present at a meeting of the Fair association. Mr Hoffman is very busy getting ready to handle his fruit, and is looking after all the information he can get along that line.


I M Long has about finished picking his crop of cherries on his island. This is the first year that the trees have born much and he has marketed this season over 400 bushels of fine cherries, which has brought 30c a gallon.


Mr Loren High went to Mt Lake Park Tuesday to spend a while with his daughter, Mrs Friend. Mr High’s son Loren accompanied him out and went on to Grafton to spend a day or two. Mrs High goes out today and will accompany her husband home tomorrow or next day.


S R Hott of Burlington was in town last Saturday.


Dr W J Koelz was a visitor to Cumberland Monday.


Geo Sincell spent Sunday with his wife at Deer Park.


Atty A J Welton of Petersburg was in town Tuesday.


Mrs Dr L L Edgell paid a visit to Cumberland Wednesday.


G B Thompson of Davis was in town last Friday and dropped in to see us.


Mrs H G Wilson and daughter, Miss Pauline, paid Cumberland a visit Tuesday.


Mrs Herbert Wolfe and children returned home from a visit to Grafton relatives.


Miss Hannah Gerstell, of Gerstell, came up yesterday on a short visit to friends.


Mrs Nannie McCoole, accompanied by her sister, Mrs Sheetz, arrived home Tuesday.


Miss Sallie White, of Burlington, was brought to the hospital Monday for treatment.


Atty Chas N Finnell paid a business visit to Parsons latter part of last week.


J W Chrisman has moved to the house vacated by Willis Rickey, on Main street.


James Barrick, of Martinsburg, came in here to spend the 4th with his sister, Mrs M H Smith.


Prof D C Arnold of Elk Garden was in town Monday night and took in the Chautauqua.


Miss Catherine Shaner, of Jewett, Ohio, arrived yesterday on a visit to Mrs Lewis Sollenberger.


Mrs W S Squires and children of Chandler, Okla, are visiting Mrs T H Frankhouser.


A G and Q R Simmons of Moorefield were in town Tuesday on their way up the line on a visit.


Miss Catherine Coffroth returned home Wednesday from a visit to her sister, Mrs Ralph Wilson, at Mt Savage.


Miss Hallie Clemson, of Elkins, who came down to the Smith-Gerstell wedding, paid her Keyser friends a visit.


Earl Kimmell, who underwent an operation at the hospital a short time ago, was able to return to his home Monday.


Mr and Mrs David Dye and child, of Detroit, Mich, are visiting Mr Dye’s parents, Mr and Mrs T C Dye, at Piedmont.


J Harrison Isles left last Sunday for Brighton, NJ, where he will fill a 6 week engagement with the Columbia Stock Co.


Mrs W E Woolf and son, Andrew, went to Baltimore Wednesday to attend the funeral of Miss Elise Price, which took place yesterday.


Mrs Samuel Fetzer, of Moorefield, came down Friday on a visit to the home of her brother-in-law, J B Fetzer, and to take in the chautauqua.


Miss Maude Houck, of Mt Savage, came down yesterday in her auto and took home with her for a visit her sister-in-law, Mrs G C Houck and children.


Jas Wright of Burlington was circulating among his friends in town Tuesday. Jim has lots of friends here, and when he comes over it keeps him busy to get around.


Mr O C Michael, of Aberdeen, Md, who was visiting R G Richardson, left Wednesday for home. He had been to Chicago attending the Inter-National Sunday School convention and stopped off on his way home.


Miss May Davis went to Hagerstown last Saturday to spend a short vacation with friends. She was accompanied by Miss Sadie Paris and George Loy, who have gone on a trip to New York and other eastern points.


Mrs Harry Markwood and son, Billie, of Keyser, are visiting her sister, Mrs Earl H Smith, at Valley Farm.


Miss Frances Kinsey has gone to Keyser to spend a few days. –Fairmont Times of 30th.


Mrs Rev W C Ney and two children of Newport, Pa, arrived Wednesday night on a visit to her parents, Mr and Mrs H W Baker. They were accompanied over by her sister-in-law, Mrs R W Young, of Harrisburg, Pa, who returned home today.


Marion Keyser, Paul Wilson and Robert Carlton will leave today in Mr Keyser’s Ford touring car for Moorefield, W Va, where they will camp for a week or two on the South Branch of the Potomac river.—Moundsville Cor. Wheeling Register of 29th.


Mrs H K Grubb and son, Joseph, were at Keyser last week visiting friends.


Miss Lucy Trask, of Elkins, is visiting friends in town. She formerly resided here. When the young people once live in Parsons they always have a hankering for a drink of the Cheat waters. Parsons Sem of 2nd.


Dr Ira Stafford has bought of Merryman Bros, the building on Armstrong street, formerly used as a soft drink place. He is having the front remodeled and the building fixed up for his dental offices on the second floor and will use the first floor as a business place. Mr Crist will move his grocery store to it.


Circuit court convenes July 21.


County court will meet Saturday, July 18.


Rush to I M Long’s for mid-summer bargains.


The mayor has notices up warning the people not to shoot fireworks within the corporate limits tomorrow.


D Long & Sons new summer dress goods are going like hot cakes.


The miners in the Kanawha coal fields have accepted the strike settlement and will return to work next Monday.


Wednesday the Twin Mountain Orchard Co shipped 6 more coops (144) of those beautiful young white Leghorn roosters to Clarksburg.


New line embroidery flouncing from 10c to $1.25 yd at Wilson’s.


362 automobiles were issued licenses in W Va during May, bringing the numbered licensed up to5996 at the end of that month.


The nicest and prettiest styles of “Tender Feet” shoes seen here in a long time now on display at D Long & Son’s store.


The board of review and equalization of the assessor’s work, composed of Capt J W Vandiver, S N Moore and W T Dixon met July 1st. People who have complaints to make about the assessment of their property now have an opportunity to be heard.


Ladies, have you seen the new line of summer dress goods at D Long & Sons.


Mr and Mrs Albert Davis had as their guests on a fishing trip yesterday Mrs Roy Ravenscraft, Mrs J M Wolfe and Mrs E Lee Fink, of Elkins. The day was spent on Mr Isaac Whipp’s farm, near Burlington. The party left at 5 am in Mr Davis’ car, returning in the evening, and the day’s catch consisted of fifty nice fish.


Get your white shoes and oxford’s at Wilson’s where prices are right.


E A Russell, manager of T M & P Railway Co, Harry Markwood and Atty R A Welch, all of Keyser, spent last night in this city. They autoed across the country over the northwestern pike. All of these men have orchard interests, and in speaking of the fruit crop prospect, Mr Russell predicted that the peach crop in Mineral county this year would exceed 500,000 baskets.—Martinsburg World.


Dr F L Baker, of Burlington, was in town Tuesday and took home with him and brand new Ford runabout, which he got of Arbogast & Sharpless. The Dr brought a beautiful pony, which he sold to Dr W J Koelz as a present to his little daughter. Dr Baker has paid considerable attention to the raising of ponies and has now on hand about 24, some of them beautiful yearlings and two year olds ready for service.


Miss Evelyn Helbig of this city, is visiting in Keyser.


Miss Madge Whiteman, and brother Samuel, of Keyser, are spending some time in Oakland with relatives.


Mrs Leah Sincell, Mrs Olin Durst and two children of Lonaconing are the guests of Atty and Mrs Edward Sincell, this city.


Miss June White, after an extended visit to Uniontown, Pa, Keyser, W Va and Cumberland, Md, returned home Friday evening.


Miss Mary Virginia Burns is visiting friends at Keyser this week.


Ed Kady and Will Dorsey of Keyser spent Sunday here.


Miss Virginia Auman left Tuesday evening for a visit with friends at Keyser.


Miss Lucille Elliott was the guest of friends at Keyser a few days this week..


Mr and Mrs L B Stafford of Tunnelton stopped here Friday enroute to Keyser. They were guests of Dr and Mrs L G Beerbower while here. Terra Alta Republican of 2nd


The Chautauqua closed last night to the regret to all who attended the series of entertainments. It has been a week of pleasure and instructive entertainment. The program of entertainments were fine and well arranged, the attendance was large, order good and weather ideal. All things seemed to be in harmony and the people who took it in are ahead. Mr Shouse, the manager, captivated our people by his congenial manner and jovial spirit, and all are hoping that the Chautauqua will return next year and that he will come with it.




There will be divine services in Emmanuel church on July 5, the 4th Sunday after Trinity as follows:

Celebration of the Holy Communion—8am

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

Sermon and celebration of the Holy Communion—11am

Evening Prayer and sermon—8 o’clock

The public are cordially invited to attend these services.


R E L Strider, Rector



Children’s Day will be observed at this church with special services on Sunday morning at 10:30. The children will render a program of songs and recitations, and there will be special music by the choir and orchestra. In the evening at 7:30 the pastor will conduct the Evening Worship, preaching a patriotic sermon appropriate to the season. A cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend.

H F Baughman, Pastor




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.



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.



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



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



My Cumberland Penciled I R Ducks that 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.




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.














Dress Goods, Silks, Ratines, Rice Cloth and White Goods.

Rugs, Carpets and Mattings.










Monday, July 6 and 27

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

Travel by regular modern trains, Parlor,

Dining and Sleeping Cars.






























Are strength, best leather and superior workmanship.

They mean harness that will stand any strain.

They mean harness that will cost you little for repairs.

A look will please you. a trial set will please you more.





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.


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Keyser, W Va