JUNE 5, 1914


Mary A Deffibaugh, of Westernport, through her attorney, Horace P Whitworth, has filed a bill for divorce from Singleton M Deffibaugh on the grounds of cruelty and non-support. They were married in Washington in 1900 and they lived together until 1907. The plaintiff asks the custody of their children. She also requests alimony. The defendant is a carpenter.

Elizabeth Herboldshimer, of Westernport, through the same attorney asks for divorce from her husband, George D Herboldshimer on the grounds of cruelty and brutal treatment. The couple were married in 1887 and lived for 21 years in Westernport. Seven children were born to the marriage. The plaintiff alleges that her husband owns property valued at $30,000 and asks that proper allowance be made for her. She cites that her husband is engaged in the contracting plumbing business in Cumberland and has a good trade. She alleges because of cruelty she was forced to leave home.


David Walter Plummer and Susan Bernice Porter, both of Frostburg, Md.

James Glenville Wilticon of Burlington, W Va, and Grace Spencer Taylor, of Junction, W Va.


Mr Clarence H Norris, an engineer on the second division of the B&O, and Miss Grace Fern Kight, daughter of Samuel Kight, were married Tuesday evening at the bride’s home in the presence of a few friends. The couple went to Piedmont in an auto, where they took the train for an eastern tour. They will be at home in Keyser after July 1.


Mrs Mary Susan Castle, 48 years old, wife of Edward Castle, died suddenly Wednesday evening at her home, 201 Grand Ave, from apoplexy. Besides her husband, Edward Castle, she is survived by three children, Misses Catherine and Virginia Castle and Kenneth Castle, living at home. The deceased was a member of Trinity M E Church and funeral services will be held from the home Saturday morning. Rev L Hammond, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.


A meeting of the congregation of the Presbyterian church is called for next Sunday morning at 11 o’clock for the purpose of extending a call to a pastor if the way be clear. Every member of the church is urged be present.


The annual municipal election took place Tuesday. The fair-sized vote was cast. E V Romig was re-elected for a term of two years and A J Keenan for one year. Three candidates were in the field, Romig, Keenan

and J L Frost.


A Convention of the Democrats of Mineral County, State of W Va, is hereby called to meet at the Opera House in Keyser, W Va, on Saturday, June 6th, 1914, at 2 pm for the purpose of electing Delegates to the State Congression Convention, at large, at Parkersburg, June 24th, 1914, and the District Convention at Charles Town, West, Va, June 17th, 1914, and to the Senatorial Convention, date to be named later, also whatever other business may come before the Convention. By order of the Democratic Executive Committee of Mineral County.

Thos W Gocke, Chairman.


Printers today began work on the Yost prohibition law which makes this state “dry” after July 1. The law will be printed in 12 languages. These will be distributed throughout the state in an effort to reach 80,000 foreigners. The department of prohibition also has begun cataloguing all the habitual drunkards in the state. The lists are being compiled from the police chiefs and sheriffs. Through the habitual drunkards it is hoped to trace the bootleggers who, it is anticipated, will attempt to operate extensively throughout the state after prohibition goes into effect.


Yielding to the contention of the miners that the operators and operating companies shall collect the dues of the United Mine Workers, a number of the coal companies operating on Paint Creek signed a working agreement, and the number of striking mine workers was reduced to approximately 8,009. At other points in the Kanawha coal field agreements had not been signed, but the men were at work as usual and formal settlement was expected before the end of the week. Work was not suspended at the mines of the Christian Colliers Co. The belief that the strike would be of short duration prompted the operators and miners to view the situation optimistically.


Under the auspices of the Ladies Guild of Emmanuel Episcopal church. To be given in the Presbyterian yard, Saturday, June 6th.


Remaining unclaimed in the post office at Keyser, W Va, week ending June 4, 1914.

Miss Lina Brewer, Mrs D McGin, J T Jewell, J F Miller, Jno J McGlynn.


Under the auspices of the Ladies Guild of Emmanuel Episcopal church. To be given in the Presbyterian church yard. Saturday, June 6th.


There are three or four stories that appear in the press reports from different sections of the country as regular as their respective seasons roll around. They are sometimes varied a little as to wording, but their purpose is the same at each telling.

The stock late-winter variety usually reads something like this: “Henry Whiffletree” while returning from the mill last Tuesday, where he had been having some feed ground for his chickens claims that he saw a black snake chasing a toad over a snow drift. Henry’s reputation for truth and veracity is good in this neighborhood and we have no reason to doubt this story.

The early spring variety of stock story usually deals with an “old farmer” plowing up a pot of money “while breaking for oats.” This is one of the most reliable of all seasonable stories. It only varies from time to time as to the amount plowed up.

The next “old reliable” that we see is usually printed about June or July and has to deal with the belled buzzard. This is the most widely known of all these stories.

After the publication of this belled buzzard lie the editor rests awhile and lets his country correspondents send in their annual budget of snake and fish stories.

The present season witnessed one of the best snake stories that has ever been published in the county press. From the press we learn that Dave Long (Dealer in dry goods, notions and shoes, adv) of the county seat, while returning from Cumberland, saw a large bald eagle carrying a monstrous reptile in its talons. It seems that the eagle followed his automobile for miles and finally dropped the squirming reptile within a few feet of his machine. By all the laws of narration the bald eagle should have been the belled buzzard, which would have made the story of dual purpose. It would not only have been a good snake story, but would also have heralded the annual advent of this chime bedecked scavenger.

As is usually the case with a good snake story the other fellow comes along with one just as good, or a little bit better. This time Joe Taylor, one of the most prosperous farmers on Middle Ridge, comes to the front with a fowl snake story that makes the one told by Dave Long look like it have been culled from the back of a Sunday School paper. Joe’s story has to deal with a seven foot black snake—all snakes in snake stories are seven feet long—and a guinea. Joe has a guinea setting in his corn crib. Last week, while bugging his potatoes, he heard this guinea making an awful fuss and upon going to investigate found that a black snake—seven feet long—had stolen all the eggs from under the fowl. Joe lifted his voice and yelled, “R-R-Rachel!” C-c-come here!” She came. When his wife got there they located the serpent and from its puffed up appearance they decided to operate. After killing the snake it was cut open and all thirteen eggs recovered intact. The eggs were washed off, placed back under the guinea and she is now setting in peace. Joe told this before a notary republic and of course it has to be believed.

There will no doubt be many snake stories forthcoming, this summer but we all look forward to the first appearance of that old familiar story about the game warden’s dog locating a counterband shipment of game. This, of course, is a fall story and should not be printed until the bird season comes in. It is printed every year and naturally a lot of people fall for it every fall.



Mr and Mrs Wilbur Ludwick of Romney were the guests of her parents, Mr and Mrs E A Ludwick from Saturday till Monday.

Miss Fannie Burgess and brother John of Laurel Dale were here last Sunday.

Mr Ellsworth Fout, of Claysville, has been here moving houses with his engine for A P Rodruck, J P Kitzmiller and H H Kitzmiller.

Dr J O Lantz purchased a Ford auto of C C Arbogast of Keyser.

Mr Walter E Duling has been on a visit to relatives at Henry.

Rev D C Arnold, of Eglon, starts for his old home on Beaver Run last Friday. He arrived at his brother in laws, E A Ludwick’s about dark and was taken quite ill with acute indigestion. Dr J O Lantz was called and at this time, Tuesday night, he is much better and his speedy recovery is hoped for by everybody. Sunday, his brother, Rev Geo S Arnold, was notified by telephone of his illness and he came to be here during his sickness.

Mr I P Carskadon brought a flock of sheep and goats out to his mountain farm Tuesday.

Mr Wesley Bosely had a good horse killed by lightning last Friday. It was the worst thunderstorm for many years.

Mr Ed Shillingburg, of Mt Storm, is here on business today, Tuesday.

Good Road Days have passed into history. They were considered by many, a political scheme and if this be true, it was a failure in this part of Gov Hatfield’s political vineyard. We only saw one person, a little boy 9 years old with a pick and shovel looking for the good road workers but he failed to find anyone and so he came home with his shovel decorated with pretty flowers communorative of his first act as a good road worker.

Several persons observed Memorial Day by cleaning up the church lot and decorating the graves of relatives and friends.

Misses Olive B Junkins and Stella Shillingburg are going to Keyser Wednesday to attend Teachers Examination.



Mr Evers Umstot and sister Miss Elsie visited W T Whipps Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Sarah Whipp spent a few days last week with her sister Mrs Will Thrush.

Rev G S Arnold while opening the afternoon services at Page Sunday received a message that his brother Rev D B Arnold had taken suddenly ill at Hartmonsville, and wished him to come at once, after a short but interesting sermon Seymour Whipp took him out in his auto.

Mrs Sallie Poling of Cumberland is visiting her sister Mrs Anne Stickley.

Mr and Mrs Uriah Miller and son Clyde visited Homer Walkers last Sunday.

Mr and Mrs L J Powell of Keyser spent Sunday afternoon at her mothers Mrs Julia Whipp.

Rev Geo Burgess preached an interesting sermon from Mat, 16-17 at Page Saturday night, his next appointment will be Sunday June 21st at 8 o’clock.

Ernest and Agnes Hickle spent Sunday at I B Whipps.

Among the business visitors at Keyser last week were Chas Whipp, Floyd and Dewey Stickley.

Miss Pearl Snyder has been having a severe attack of neuralgia but is better now.

Seymour Whipp and sisters Bertha and Maude were shopping in Keyser one day last week.

Lillian Messick is staying at Mrs G C Bailey’s now.

Mr Jake Huffman and family of Burlington have moved into the new house on Dr Baker’s farm on the eastern section of Push Root.

Gip and Wade Lease of Reese’s Mills were business callers at W T Whipp’s Saturday.

Tobe Stickley of the Junction visited his mother at R W Stickley’s one day last week.

Mr James Sheetz who has been attending an automobile school at Cleveland, Ohio, returned home Monday.

Albert and Sallie Thrush were callers on the Creek Sunday.

R W Stickley has bought Nick Biser’s timber and Joe Cook is helping them log this week.

Singing at Page Saturday night everybody welcome.



Farmers are busy plowing corn.

Mrs C W Bosely was to see the doctor last Friday, she has been sick about a week.

Miss Grace Cleveland who has been staying with her uncle at Westernport all winter, came home last Thursday.

Mr Baley Kight and wife were visiting in this community last Sunday.

Mr Job Burgess is doing some carpenter work for Mr J C Watson, at Maplewood Farm.

Mr O C Amtower was visiting home folks last Sunday.

Mr and Mrs C W Thomas were in Keyser Tuesday on business.

Mr W E Shears was visiting friends in Keyser last Thursday.



On Friday of last week a most refreshing shower passed from Elk Garden to Hartmonsville. There was hail at Emoryville. A number of trees were struck by lightning.

Postmaster F C Rollman has position as embalmer and undertaker for Mrs Hoban at Piedmont.

Mrs Ora Blackburn and family moved to Ridgeley last Monday. There many friends here were sorry to see them leave.

Mrs Addie Warnick and her mother, Mrs Simpson, of Cumberland, were visitors here last Sunday. They attended the all day meeting.

Assistant Assessor Claude Fertig has been assessing at Elk Garden and vicinity the past week.

The all day meeting last Sunday in the M E Church, South, was well attended. Rev Wheeler, of Piedmont, preached two excellent sermons, one in the forenoon and other to the old folks in the afternoon. D C Arnold had charge of the young folks meeting, the Junior League. Rev W W White preached a very acceptable sermon to a large congregation Sunday evening.

Rev John A Shockey is attending district conference at Hancock this week.

Miss Dorcas McLaughlin was home for two days the first of this week. She graduates at the Alleghany hospital, Cumberland, this year as a nurse.

Mrs Butler, of Philadelphia, is visiting her son in law Rev W W White.

We notice that R Marsh Dean, of this place, has announced himself as candidate for the office of Clerk of the County Court. He is well qualified for the position.

The Second District School Commencement was held in Odd Fellows hall last Tuesday evening. There were 17 graduates. They made a handsome appearance upon the platform and were greeted by a large and appreciative audience. The exercises and the singing were very enjoyable. The speakers gave excellent addresses which were listened to with close attention. The commencement was in charge of district superintendent, D C Arnold. Following is the program:

Song by Choir, My Native Village Bells; Invocation, Rev W W White; Song by Choir, Merrily Goes Our Bark; Class Exercise; Welcome, Recitation, Ralph S Taylor; High School, Essay, Frank G Jones; Song by Choir, The Song of the Stream; To My Mother, Recitation; RhodaM Dixon; The Bravest Battle, Reciation, Cora A Lyon; Song by Choir, Row the Boat Lightly. Love; Speaking; Talk, County Supt R W Thrush; Song by Choir, Merrily On; Presentation of Diplomas, Atty Chas L Ritchie; Song by Choir, Freedom’s Banner.

Jenny Spring School, G Robert Golladay, Teacher, Myrtle Dixon.

Hartmonsville School, James O Watson, Teacher, Motto, By perseverance we succeed. Colors; Black and Yellow, Stella Shillingburg.

Emoryville School, Arthur B Keller, Teacher, Motto; By labor we ascend, Colors; Red and White, Richard Taylor and Pearl Lorena Anderson.

Blaine School, Miss Mary Murphy, Teacher, Motto; Smile and Push, Colors; Blue and Gold, William Owens and Essie Beatrice Bell.

Elk Garden School, L O Taylor, Principal, Motto; Working one week with an ideal is worth eternity of idleness. Colors; Yellow and Lavender, Ralph Seymour Taylor, Velma Rosalie Wilson, Alda Pearl Foreman, Rhoda May Dixon, Geo Warren Heffner, James Earl Foreman, Carl Estel Clark, Joe Richard Burke, Cora Almeda Lyon, Frank Calvin Jones and Estel James Kenny.



A card addressed to “Uncle John” Box 135 Elk Garden, W Va, will reach us all right. I am enjoying reasonably good health but am getting somewhat feeble. From next Thursday one week, June 11, I will pass my 75th birthday and would very much enjoy a shower of cards from among the readers of our good old Tribune.

The commencement of the Elk Garden school occurred at the K of P hall last night but we will not intrude upon Bro Roland by giving any details of the proceedings.

Uncle John.


Announcements were received here last week of the marriage of Wm Fisher, son of Charles Fisher, this place, who for some time has been employed at Winston-Salem, NC, to Miss Gladys Randolph, formerly stenographer for the H S RR here. The marriage took place in Greensboro, NC, August 23, 1913, but the interested parties kept it a profound secret until now.

William Washington, the old colored man of the community, died the 27th inst here, aged 86 years. When we say he was a highly respected citizen, a common expression, we say what is true. None in the community, white or black, more deserved the respect. Never a slave, he lived with the Parsons family and on the Parsons property for 80 years. Courteous, faithful, genteen and intelligent, he was a good man.

The following invitation has been received by friends of the respected parties;

Mr and Mrs Chas M French

Request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Mary Catherine Virginia


Mr Francis Howard Heiskell

Wednesday afternoon, June 3,

at half after two o’clock

at home

Springfield, West Virginia

Mrs Mary Fellers, wife of Luther Fellers, died at her home at the upper end of the Trough Wednesday morning last after a long illness, aged 59 years. Funeral services were held Friday morning, conducted by Rev J H Billingsley. Interment in the family lot on the place.

The Pancake Building, opposite the Court House, was sold at public sale, as advertised, last Saturday. C W Baer, proprietor of Baer’s Underselling Store, bought it at $4550. It is understood that Mr Baer will move his stock of goods into the building as soon as the present lease expires, which will be in about two months. W H Maloney was the auctioneer.


Mr and Mrs Lawrence Grayson and children of Keyser were visiting his parents here Saturday and Sunday.

Our efficient road overseer L J Mott is putting our roads in good condition.

V M Grayson of Elk Garden visited home folks a day or two first of the week.

Lynn Mott a Prep student returned home this week.

Mr and Mrs G M Martin was at Keyser Tuesday.

Little Miss Margaret Grayson of Keyser, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ben Grayson, is visiting in our village now.

Mr and Mrs A P Roberts are visiting at Elk Garden.



S S 9:45am, Morning Worship 11:00am. The first anniversary of the present pastor will be observed. There will be special music by the choir, and an anniversary address will be delivered. C E 7:00pm. Evening Worship will be the union service at the Prep School. Everybody is welcomed at these services. H F Baughman, Pastor.


There will be divine service in Emmanuel Episcopal church, on June 7, Trinity Sunday, as follows:

Celebration of the Holy Communion 8am

Holy Communion and Sermon 11am. At this service the vested boy choir, under the direction of Mr E F VanDyke, will be introduced.

Owing to the Baccalaureate sermon at the Prep School in the evening there will be no night service.

The public is cordially invited to attend these services.

R E L Strider, Rector.


Mrs H A Sliger, Water St, has improved her home by decorating with “Mellotone” For sale by Chas P Peters.

Master Vincent O’Connor is visiting the home of Miss Stella Wagoner near Alaska.

Mrs Leslie McCoole and son, Calvin, spent Thursday at the Junction.

Mrs M M Atkins is visiting her daughter, Mrs Jno Barnard, in Westernport.

Miss Katherine Russell, of Keyser, who was the guest of Mr and Mrs Joseph H Lippold, 8 Leigh St, during the K of C ceremonies, has returned home. Cumb News.

C H Bishoff, of Cross, was in town Wednesday on business.

Harry Rinehart, of Cumberland, was visiting friends here Wednesday.

Mr and Mrs Ernest Naedele, of Lahmansville, are spending a few days here with relatives.

Miss Sue Sheetz has gone to Romney on a visit to relatives.

Mr Wm Clayton returned home Wednesday from a weeks visit to Washington.

Miss Cora Martin has decided to discontinue keeping hotel at the “Martin House” June 15. The Martins have kept hotel at this stand for about twenty years, Miss Cora having succeeded her mother about four years ago.

The congregational meeting at the Presbyterian church will be held next Sunday morning for the purpose of considering the question of extending a call to a pastor.

Mrs Emma Morris, who has been spending some time here with her daughter, Mrs J C Sanders, was called to her home near Morgantown Monday by the death of a grandchild.

Mrs Maggie Wells, who went to Baltimore Monday to attend the graduation of her son, Dr Seargant Wells, at the dental department of the University of Maryland, returned home Tuesday accompanied by her son.

B J Baker of Petersburg was in town Wednesday night.

John R Miley of Wardensville was here yesterday on business.

Mrs Edward Hurst and mother, Mrs Vance, left yesterday for a visit to their former home in Pennsylvania.

Miss Ruth Gerstell has returned from a short trip to Indianapolis, Ind.

Miss Nancy Kuykendall has gone on a visit to relatives at Winston-Salem, NC.

Mr I M Long has returned from a visit to his son Fred at Indianapolis, Ind.

Miss Lou Kuykendall and brother, Rev Isaac Kuykendall have gone to Mt Lake Park to spend some time.

Mrs J H Miers was called to Cumberland yesterday by the death of her sister, Mrs Edward Castle.

The Calendar Coterie met yesterday afternoon with Mrs W E Woolf and were nicely entertained as usual.

Harry G Fisher is breaking ground on Main street, near Fort Ave, for three double brick houses.

Keyser is Mineral county’s busiest city.

T D Harrison of Ridgeley has been visiting with his sister and brother of near here.

Mrs Archie Miller returned to her home in Shinnston Thursday, after a visit to relatives here.

Judge F M Reynolds of Keyser arrived in the city Tuesday to preside in the June term of circuit court which is now in session.

Mrs Osborne Parriott and little son William of Newburg are visiting her parents Mr and Mrs Harry Wright.

Nelson Kelley, Russelldale, J W Doll, Antioch, Dr Lantz, Hartmonsville, and Lawyer Finnell, Keyser, purchased Ford autos this week.

Miss Mamie Carroll of Grafton returned home yesterday after a short visit here.

Miss Daisy Lowry returned home yesterday from California where she spent the last six months.

Mrs W E Crooks has returned from a visit to her daughter at Washington, DC.

Mrs Byron Kesner is in Cumberland today.

Mr and Mrs Lloyd Oates are in town today.

Mrs John Siever went to Cumberland today.

At the morning service on Sunday, June 7, in Emmanuel Episcopal church in this city, a vested choir of boys and men will take charge of the music. They have been carefully drilled for several months by Mr Earl F VanDyke and on Sunday will sing Tours’ Communion Service in F, with Angus Del and Benedictus from Gounods St Ceceilia’s Mass.


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


Write me when you have wool for sale.

Prices quoted later and sacks furnished.

David Ruckman, Phillippi, W Va


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


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


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

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

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


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


W P Rocks. Eggs for Hatching. 75c per 15. J S Fleek, Reeses Mill, W Va


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


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 street.


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


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


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

C L Everhart

N Main street

Keyser, W Va

22 MAY 2004