JULY 14, 1911
July 11, 1911
Joseph Fleek and wife of Keyser, are visiting home folks for a few days.
J W Johnson, of Newburg, spent Sun here with his wife and daughter, who are visiting relatives at this place.
J H Harmon made a business trip to Pendleton county last week.
Mrs John W Rinehart is making an extended visit with relatives in Va.
A C Willison, of Cumberland, is doing some papering for Dr Lantz.
Jas B Johnson and family of Keyser, spent part of last week with Col John Johnson.
Tom Kenny and a party of friends from Piedmont, paid old Frankfort friends a visit last week.
Roland Wilson, who is employed at Thomas, spent last week at his home here.
Miss Alice Hartley, of Luke Md, is spending a few weeks here.
Miss Edith Smith spent Sun at her home at La Vale, Md.
A F Haines, wife and son, Franklin of Burlington, spent a part of last week with Mrs Nancy Dowen, of this place.
Miss Susie Oglesbee is visiting relatives in Hampshire county for several days.
William Hovermale and family are visiting relatives at Oldtown Md this week.
George Bros have moved their sawmill, etc, away form this place. We understand they moved down into Md.
Miss Stella Wagoner was called to Aurora W Va, last Fri by the illness of her sister, Miss Zaida.
Miss Nora Pyles has returned from a visit to relatives at Clarksburg.
Mrs Mary Alkire arrived today on a visit to relatives in this neighborhood.
D H Weakland, of Altoona Pa, is visiting his family at this place.
BEAVER RUN ITEMS
Aunt Martha Biser was partially
paralyzed nearly two weeks ago, since when she has had but little use
of herself, but has improved some. Part of the time she lies in bed
and part of the time she sits on a chair. Too, she has dropsy in her
lower limbs. Miss Maggie, her daughter, has been somewhat better and
can sit up part of the time.
The personal property of the late Aunt Tilda Kline estate was sold on the morning of the 6th and it sold reasonably well. As I understand it the farm will be sold later. Miss Sadie Leatherman, who had been living with Aunt Matilda Kline for many years, will visit among friends awhile and later will make her home with her brother, G T Leatherman, at Old Fields.
B W Smith is at work on his new house this week in earnest, is putting on the roof now. Last week he finished putting a wire fence around his garden.
It is said now that the Fleming farm will be sold later. Mrs Rebecca Fleming, widow of the late Joseph Fleming, will not have her dowry in the farm. All will be sold and she will take her interest in money.
Perry Biser threshed a few crops on the Run last week, then went Mon to Pattersons Creek to thresh for Arthur Whipp.
As a rule the upland grain is lighter in the straw and does not yield well.
Last week Geo Biser's only horse died, got down in a ditch.
County Superintendent R W Thrush was around last Sat for supplies and transferred the office to his home near Headsville, but he will keep a branch office for supplies at Keyser.
G S A
ELK GARDEN NEWS
Ex Senator Samuel B Montgomery,
Grand Chancellor of the K of P of W VA, paid the lodge here an
official visit on Thurs of last week.
Prof J H Reubush, principal of the Shenandoah Collegiate Institute, Dayton Va, was in town last Fri. Several of our young people contemplate attending this school.
There is a large crop of wild
raspberries, and this week the woods have been full of berry pickers.
Last Fri sometime during the heavy rain, a valuable cow belonging to Jacob Stullenbarger was killed by lightning. The cow was not near a tree but out in the open field feeding, for her mouth was full of herbage when found.
There will be a district Sun School Institute in the ME Church, South, Elk Garden, Thurs, July 20 at 2 o'clock pm. All the Sunday Schools of Elk District are requested to send delegates. Rev C P Bastian will be present.
Last Fri there was a regular downpour at Elk Garden, Blaine and Chaffee. Six inches of water fell in an open vessel in the heaviest of the rain. Two large trees on the side of No 5 hill, not more than 75 yards form several dwellings, were struck by lightning and one of them reducted to rails and kindling wood.
Rev J W Bedford, resumed his work last Sun after an absence of two weeks on the account of sickness.
Mr C H Bishoff, of Cross, passed through town last Tues, to attend quarterly meeting at Oakmont.
HARDY COUNTY NEWS
Mrs J H Fout and W G Harwood
of Elkins, arrived Mon on a visit to relatives here.
G F Sions has been quite sick the past week, but we are glad to say is now improving.
Mrs A R McNeill pulled several ripe tomatoes last week, which are the first we have heard of so far.
Rev G K Heydrick, of Lost River, and Miss Addie Viola Dawson of near Woodstock Va, were married lasts week.
Hon Hugh A White and daughter, who visited here several weeks, left for their home in Lexington Fri morning.
G W McCauley and family left Tues for a visit to Baltimore and Marlboro Va.
Miss Nell Rice and Mr Smith of Baltimore, Miss Gerstell and Dr Gerstell of Keyser and Mr Sterch and Mr Seale, of Washington, arrived last week and are boarding at Mrs Lucy Randolph's.
The Board of Review began its session here yesterday. The Board is composed of Geo T Leatherman, J Ward Wood and J N Baker. Mr Baker is the new member, who was recently appointed for six years.
Richard Sommerville, of Savannah Ga, arrived here Tues evening on a visit to his sister, Mrs C B Welton.
Mrs N W Kuykendall and baby left last week for their home at Beverly. They were accompanied by Geo H Kuykendall, who attended the installation services of his son, Rev N W Kuykendall.
Mr J W Carskadon and son, of
Headsville, were here on business last Fri and Sat.
Mr D R Leatherman of Burlington, was a business visitor here the 4th.
Capt James A Parrill, of Keyser, was here in the interest of the International harvester Co last week.
Messrs John Tice and James Norman, of Elk Garden, were out here on a pleasure drive last Sun.
Mrs Sadie Ray, of Thomas, is on a visit to her father, Mr J P Arnold.
Misses Maggie and Blanche Duling visited relatives and friends in G roman last Sat.
Misses Hallie B Roderick and Mabel F Clark were visiting in Hartmonsville last Sun.
Mrs J A Streets and sister Miss Ella Simons, of Laurel Dale, were on a visit to friends here lst Sat and Sun.
Mr J E Ludwick made a trip to Elk Garden last Mon.
Mr J H Junkins, of Sulphur visited friends in this vicinity Sun.
Mr Fillmore Swires took some cattle to Keyser Tues.
Mr Ed S Junkins, of Thomas, is on a visit to his father, Alex Junkins, of Wabash.
Arthur Elmore, infant son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Doman died of pneumonia July 7, aged 9 months. The little flower has been taken form this world of sin and sorrow and transplanted in the Garden of Eternal Life. the parents have the sympathy of everyone in the bereavement . F C Rollman was undertaker.
Mrs Katherine Tennent died
Sun morning at the home of her son in Kitzmiller, Md. Mrs Tennent was
born in Scotland about 82 years ago. The funeral services were held
at the home Mon morning by Rev R C Weidler, and the body was taken to
Lonaconing for burial Tues.
A series of petty robberies has been taking place here during the past couple of weeks.
A few nights ago the store of R A Smith in Blaine was entered and a quantity of jewelry taken. The same night the store of Nethken and Pritts was robbed, the money drawer being removed from the store. On Mon night of this week the dry goods store of Rosenbloom and Co, was entered from the rear window, and $20 in money and a couple of suits of clothes taken. Blood-hounds were secured Tues from Fairmont, and upon the arrival Tues night were immediately put on the trail. The dogs quickly took up the scent and led around by way of the Peewee mines over the ridges to the north-west of town and back into town proper, finally leading into the pool room on the Blaine side of the river. They there indicated a young man by the name of Louis Hutson, who was immediately put under arrest and is at present locked up in the jail here. The preliminary trial is set for tomorrow. It is understood that other parties are under suspicion and other arrests may follow soon.
MT STORM ITEMS
The vicinity of Bismark was
visited by a hail storm last Fri that surpassed anything of the kind
ever known in this country before. It extended over a scope a mile or
more square. Garden, potatoes, corn and everything in its track was
completely demolished. The ground was literally covered with hail. It
was blown and washed into drifts and plenty of it could be seen 24
M F Cosner, Sanford Hanlin, J L Moore, Lloyd Kitzmiller, Tom Kitzmiler and Mrs Reel are the principal sufferers.
Miss Maggie Idleman is still confined to her bed with inflammatory rheumatism and other ailments.
D W Idleman visited home folks here last Sat and Sun.
Walter Kitzmiller attended the All-day Meeting at Pisgah last Sun.
Mr and Mrs Joseph M Hanlin, attended Camp Meeting at Mountain Lake last Week.
X O X
July 12, 1911
While looking at the steam shovel and dinky engine and cars being placed on the track here to begin work at this place, will try to write a few items.
An Italian was in swimming and drowned on Sat last, at Round Bottom; one was killed there by the cars two weeks ago.
There is a lot of them camping there, working on the new extension tracks.
Miss Zadia Wagoner, who is at Brook Side, having a sever headache, took some headache tablets and they poisoned here so badly that she was very ill, came near dying. Her two brothers, Messrs Elwood and Gus, went out to see her on Sun last, her two sisters, Misses Stell and ?Lou are with her.
Miss Myrtle Wagoner of Piedmont, is visiting her many friends here at this time, hope she will have a good time.
Mrs Ella Largent and daughter, Mary, visited at C E Wagoner's from Fri until Tues. On Sat the above named people who were accompanied by C E Wagoner and wife, went to Knobley to visit P M Dayton, returning on Sun, they found Mrs Effie Long and three children, also Mrs M A Dohrman at their home; all stayed until Tues, then all departed for their homes.
Mr Walter Chaney and family were out driving in a wagon going to a neighbor's one night last week when a mule he was driving became restless and fell dead along the road.
Mr Jack Harris, wife and two children, also Mr Harley Harris and friend Miss Beatrice Hirshberger, spent a few days at Fairmont, taking in the 4th, they report a grand time; would not be surprised if some one was married at that time. Ha Ha
We learn that Mr C C Yount who was general superintendent of the quarry here , later of the quarry at Columbus Ohio, was killed there last week. He had just bought a beautiful home at that place, all sympathize with his esteemed wife who is a warm friend of the writer.
The weather is a s warm as ever down this way, with light rains.
M A D
Mr Clarence Hevener and Miss
Myrtle Mongold of Dorcas, this county, were married on Tues night of
Mrs H H McNemar, who has been visiting here sister, Mrs C W Stump at Linden Va, returned home Wed evening.
John H Harman, of Alaska, Mineral County, was here yesterday on his way to Upper Tract to visit his son, J S Harman.
John S Fisher, of Hardy Co, had the misfortune of having three fine horses and one sheep killed by lightning July 4th.
While in town last week J S Ratliff, of Peru, left us some apples which he has kept since last fall. They were nice big ones and were as good flavored apples as we have ever eaten.
Thomas R Moore, of Charles Town, has purchased the Franklin Review of A A Martin, and will take possession at once.
H H Pendleton, of Shepherdstown, will edit the paper for Mr Moore.
W L Harman, a well known Railway Mail Clerk of Keyser, spent Tues night here on his way to Macksville to visit his parents for a few days.
Misses Nell, Anne and Lillian Sites, daughters of Dr Sites of Martinsburg, spent Wed night here on their way to visit their uncle, Hon James Sites at Upper Tract.
We are having some of the
hottest weather ever experienced by old people, and a continued
drought, no rain for several weeks. Gardens are perishing, corn is
twisting and will be ruined, if it does not rain in a few days. There
are no potatoes. We will all turn grasshoppers for the winter.
Miss Rosalia Homan is suffering forma sprained wrist, from jumping their auto before it stopped.
Mr H C Homan went to Altamont to a birthday dinner of Mr Abe Wilson, given by his niece, Mrs Feely. He is 94 years old.
Miss Lee Wilson and brother are visiting their uncle, Mr H C Homan.
Mr A H Metcalf had an ice cream social which was enjoyed by all, who complimented Miss Pearl for her fine cake and cream. She knows just how to fix good things.
Our new store is doing nicely under the management of Mr Dorsey Cannon.
Begins to look like old times at Ridgeville. Mr Veach knows how to sell things and can do as well here as any place.
Mr Junkins has sold his farm. We hope he will stay in our vicinity. He is an excellent citizen.
From Dry Town
Mr S S Ross spent Sun in Parsons.
Mayor Welch spent Sun in Martinsburg.
Mr W P Rodruck attended court Tues.
Mr David Adams was here on business Mon.
Mrs W H Virts spent Wed in Cumberland.
Mr Conrad Fisher is spending a few days at Mt Lake Park.
Assessor F C Patton was in Keyser on business Tues.
Mrs W R Nethken, of Dodson, visited in Keyser this week.
Miss Maggie Patton, of Elk Garden, is visiting Miss Lillie Wagoner.
Mr Charles Irving, of Wabash, was in Keyser on business this week.
Misses Janet Lambdin and Louise Steorts are visiting in Romney.
Miss Margaret Neville has returned home from a visit to Cumberland.
Mr Thomas W Ashby was attending to business in Keyser last Tues.
Mr and Mrs James Kuykendall were shopping in Keyser Tues afternoon.
Everyone young and old, are taking a ride on the Merry-Go-round these nights.
Misses Missouri Alt and Elizabeth Shobe have returned from a visit to Westernport.
Misses Lillie and Bertha Wagoner have returned form a pleasant visit to Clarksburg.
Swat the Fly. We have the Swatters. Frye & Sons.
The Socialists met in Cumberland Md last Wed and nominated a county ticket.
Aaron Blaine Smith and Bessie Kesser, of Old Fields, were married in Cumberland this week.
Mrs Leigh Jones, of Richmond, is visiting her uncle, Col T B Davis, at the Davis Mansion.
Mrs Clemson, of St Louis, is visiting her daughters, Mrs W W Woods and Miss Hallie Clemson.
Messrs John Bane and D R Leatherman went to Martinsburg Mon to attend to important business.
Mr I H Stingley of Medley, passed through Keyser Sat enroute to Mt Lake to attend the Camp meeting.
Miss Virginia Wright, who was operated upon at the Hoffman Hospital for appendicitis, is improving rapidly.
Mr Charles Stottler, of Clarksburg, formerly an honored citizen of this county, is visiting his son, E S Stottler.
The Russell Bros of the Twin Mt Orchard Co, were in Keyser looking after business interests last Tues.
Prof Fred R Koelz, who has made a tour of Italy and Switzerland, is now visiting his father's old home in Germany.
Mr G R Dye went to Mtn Lake Fri to attend the annual Camp Meeting. Mr Dye has not missed a camp meeting at that place for 21 years.
Prof Fred E Hodges, government entomologist and horticulturist was in Keyser and vicinity this week looking after fruit conditions.
Mr W S Secrist, one of the popular proprietors of the S&T Hardware Co, returned Mon from his vacation, spent in Grant Co.
Mrs Bernard L Tyree, of Durham NC is expected to reach Keyser next Wed, the 19th, for a visit to her great uncle, Col T B Davis.
Mrs Russell Goodfellow and two children of St Louis, after a two week's visit with MR and Mrs James Thornton Carskadon, left Mon for Alleghany Grove.
The name of the Post Office at Hallsville, McDowell county, has been changed to Davy. The postoffice named Davy in this county was changed sometime ago to Rada.
Mrs R D Schull will go to Elkins on the 18th to take charge of Graceland while Mr and Mrs Leigh spend some time at the White Sulphur. MR "Schull will spend some time at Graceland also.
Mr Harry Price and Misses Elise and Catherine Price, after a month's visit to their uncle, Col T B Davis, and other relatives, will return to their home, in Rome Park, Baltimore, next week.
Last Mon afternoon, there was a very heavy storm extending from Burlington to Headsville. The wind, perhaps, did some damage to the corn crop. The lightning was severe but did no damage.
Mr J O Rogers was in Keyser Tues.
Mr Paul Peters visited home folks last Sun afternoon.
Mr J E Patchett was in Elk Garden on business yesterday.
Mrs David Long is spending the summer at Mt Lake Park.
Judge F M Reynolds held court in Grant Co this week.
Miss Emlie Coffroth has returned from a visit to Hardy Co.
Mr Truman Schwinabart was in Keyser on business last Sat.
Miss Vivian Wright left Mon for Dobbin where she has a position.
Editor Thomas H Cozine, of Kitzmiller Md, was in Keyser Sat.
C N Orr, of Kingwood, registered at the Reynolds last Sat.
Dr J K Cowherd, of Cumberland, was visiting in Keyser yesterday.
Attorney C N Finnell was in Waynesboro, Pa, this week on legal business.
Mr and Mrs Obed Babb came down Thurs to attend Dr West's funeral.
Messrs Paul Sloan and R G Stimmell were Keyser visitors last Wed.
Every night finds the Merry-Go-Round filled with a jolly laughing crowd.
Queen and Mason Fruit Jars at Rock bottom prices. The Keyser Hardware Store.
Rev and Mrs F H Havenner went to Oakland today to spend the summer.
Commissioner J R Bane spent last Fri and Sat in Frankfort District.
Miss Alma Peters returned Wed from a very pleasant visit to Rowlesburg.
Mrs J T Little, of Pittsburg, is visiting her parents, Col and Mrs Geo T Carskadon.
Mr W N Krebs, of Daniel Miller & Co, was calling on our merchants fist of the week.
Mr John T McDowell and son, Fitszhugh Lee, made this office a pleasant call last Wed.
Mr and Mrs Geo McFarlane and child visited the home of Dr Richard Gerstell this week.
Mr H S Pulliam sold a stylish driving horse to Mr H P Byron, superintendent of the tannery.
Mr J M Linthicum, who has been selling books in the western part of the state, is home for a few day's rest.
Slide, Kelly, Slide in to I. M Long's store, where you get your money's worth.
W W Woods, cashier of the People's Bank, attended the State Banker's meeting at White Sulphur Springs this week.
Prof Syndey L Angell left Mon night for a visit to his home in Ill. He expects to return to Keyser about Sept 1.
Born July 10 to Mr and Mrs F P Greenwade, a son. He has already been elected honorary manager of the Keyser Base Ball Team.
Mrs Fred B Martin and two children of Wheeling, came to Keyser last Mon for a visit to Mr and Mrs Martin's relatives.
Mrs Maurice Lamb and children of Covington Va, who had been visiting her mother, Mrs Carrie Kight, have returned home.
An Italian shot Brakeman Leisure of the B&O R R in Cumberland Wed. He fired at two other railroad men and then escaped to W Va.
Take the family and spend a pleasant hour at the Merry-Go-Round these warm nights. Good order, lights and music. Special officers on the ground.
The Methodist Sunday School at Blaine will hold a picnic and festival in the grove west of that town Sat, July 29th.
Miss Sarah Sloan and Miss Gertrude Miers, of Liberty Centre, Ohio, are visiting the Misses Sloan, near Burlington, for a few weeks.
Miss Kean and Miss Alkire were in Cumberland Tues to attend the marriage of John Kelly of Piedmont and Miss Loretta Kean of Cumberland.
Miss Janet D Lambdin has returned from a pleasant visit to Romney. While there she was one of a house party given Miss Lula Taylor a the Williams Bungalow.
Mr H S Thompson left Tues night for Fairmont to attend the State Funeral Directors Association, and at the same place attended a regular meeting of the State Board of Embalmers, of which he is a member.
You don't get up with that brown taste in your mouth, feeling blue and looking green if you buy your goods of D Long & Son.
A PRETTY HOME WEDDING
The home of Mrs Jean MacDonald
was the scene of a very pretty wedding Wed evening, July 12, at which
time her daughter, Miss Jean Kelso Malcolm was united in the holy
bonds of matrimony to Mr Richard Laughlin, by Father O'Hara.
the attendants were MR and Mrs Charles Hodges. Only the members of the family and a few friends witnessed the ceremony.
Mrs Laughlin is one of Keyser's most popular young ladies and has for a number of years been one of the most successful teachers in the Keyser Public Schools.
Mr Laughlin is assistant Superintendent of the Finishing Dept of the Union Hoe and Tool Co, Columbus Ohio.
The happy couple left on No 7 for an extended wedding tour, after which they will be at hoe at 20 West Poplar St, Columbus Ohio.
HODGES - MALCOLM
this week announcement was made
of the marriage in Philadelphia, but Dr William B Chalfant, pastor of
the 13th St M E Church of that city, on Dec 31, 1910, of Mr Charles R
Hodges and Miss Agnes C Malcolm, of Keyser. They young people have
succeeded in keeping it a profound secret until this week. Since the
announcement they have been showered with congratulations from their
KATHS - THOMAS
The wedding of Miss Melissa
Thomas and of Mr Fred W Kaths both of this city, was quietly
celebrated last evening in the presence of about 30 guest, at the
house of Mr and Mrs Clifton Ryker on East B Avenue, at 8:30 o'clock,
with Dr Sargent of the Grace Episcopal church, officiating.
Miss Nina Lord and Mr T C Kaths, a brother of the groom and banker at Statford, Kan were the attendants. The wedding march was played by Mr Richard Hall on his violin, and his sister, Miss Hall accompanied him at the piano. The ceremony took place under a large wedding bell, suspended in the arch-way between the large rooms, and from the bell were streamers of smilax. At either side, palms and ferns were effectively banked, and through the rooms, red and white carnations were used in vases. The bride wore a lovely dress of white marquisette with bands of gold for trimming.
Her arm bouquet was of bride roses. Miss Lords' dress was of white, and she carried Killarney roses. A two course supper was served following the ceremony.
The bride and groom left last night for Colorado and other western points.
They will be at home after Sept 1st at 618 West Sixth.
Mrs Kaths has made scores of friends during her work here as a nurse, and numerous lovely gifts attest the regard in which they hold her. Mr Kaths is employed at the Larabee mills.
the Gazette, of Hutchinson, Kan of June 23-11.
The bride is a daughter of Mr W W Thomas of Laurel Dale, this county and was at one time a correspondent for the Tribune.
She is very popular in her Kansas home and the groom is said to be one of the best business men of Hutchinson.
MARRIED UNDER SPREADING OAK
Mr Leonard Glenn Crowe, of
Finzel, Garret County Md, and Miss Elizabeth Keidel, of Meyersdale,
were married under a large oak tree on the old National Pike, west of
Frostburg, in the presence of a few friends by Rev W E Woolf, pastor
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Frostburg.
PARKER - WALKER
Mr John Parker, of Blain W Va,
and Miss Elizabeth Walker of Lonaconing Md, were married this week.
Mr Parker is a native of England and for many years resided in Elk
Garden, this county, and was one of the most prominent citizens of
that place. As business was slack in Elk Garden, he left there a few
months ago, seeking a larger sphere where he could use his talents to
better advantage. Mrs Parker was one of the Belles of Lonaconing.
Mr and Mrs Edgar Arnold, near
Keyser, will celebrate the Twenty Fifth anniversary of their marriage
Wed evening, July 19, 1911, from eight to eleven o'clock.
Formal invitations have been issued to a number of their friends.
Mr Pulliam will run a hack from Keyser to Mr Arnold's residence at intervals during that evening and will haul those who desire to attend for 25c for the round trip.
DR THOMAS H WEST
Mr Thomas Hileary West, the
oldest practicing physician in Keyser, one of the oldest in the
county, died at his handsome residence on Main St, Wed at noon, aged
about 70 years. Dr West was in his office and attended his practice
as usual on Tues, indeed, he went down to the county infirmary on
that day to see patients, and took an automobile ride in the evening.
He was taken ill about midnight Tues night, and lived only about 12 hours. He had had heart trouble for some time.
Dr West was born at Swanton, Md. He was a soldier in the Confederate army and one of McNeill's Rangers and for some time was an army surgeon. At the close of the war he located at Keyser, then New Creek, to practice his profession, later he completed his course at a Medical College and returned to Keyser where he spent the rest of his days. He had a large and lucrative practice and was very popular with his patients. He did a great deal of charity practice.
His first wife was Miss Francis Hennen, a sister to Mrs F M Reynolds and Mrs Obed Babb. Of that marriage five daughters are living; they are Mrs Clifton Kinsey and Mrs Harry Markwood of Keyser; Mrs Louis Millholland of Rowlesburg; Mrs C S Webb of Altoona Penn; and Mrs Earl Smith of Fairmont. Two sisters are living; they are Madames Ellen and Sadie Farrell. About six years ago he was married o Miss Lula Huffman, who survives to mourn his death.
The funeral services will be held at his residence at three o'clock this afternoon conducted by Rev W E Woolf, assisted by Rev's M H Keen, M B Hambdin and C P Bastian.
The active pall bearers will be F H Babb, Dr W M Babb, E B Reynolds, H C Reynolds, T T Huffman, Elijah Taylor.
HONORARY PALL BEARERS
The honorary pall bearers at
the funeral of Dr. T H West this afternoon will be Drs J T Johnson,
Rich'd Gerstell, W H Yeakley, L L Edgell, C S Hoffman, M R Bell, F M
Wright, F L Baker and L F Scott; Col Geo T Carskadon, Messrs J T
Carskadon, J D Gelwicks, J M Linthicum, David Long, Wm C Clayton,
Sampson Taylor, H S Thompson, J E Patchett.
The sudden death of Dr West was a shock to his many friends and cast a gloom over the entire community, a great many visitors are in Keyser today for the purpose of attending the funeral.
DEATH OF AN INFANT
The 15 months old daughter of
Mr and Mrs Burke Umstot, died Tues night and was buried Thurs
forenoon. The funeral services were held in Fountain church. She was
the only child and the parents are deeply grieved.
DEATH OF HARVEY BUTLER
Mr Harvey Butler, one of the
oldest citizens of this community, died at his home on Judge
Reynold's farm, near Keyser, Tues night, and was buried in Queen's
Point Cemetery Thursday forenoon. The services were conducted at his home.
TWO KILLED BY LIGHTNING
Jno E Crider and Jacob
Wilkins, Jr were struck and instantly killed by lightning, while
working in a buckwheat field on Branch mountain, near Moorefield W
Va. The two horses they were using, were also killed.
Amos Morral, of Onego, Pendleton County, W Va, had fourteen head of cattle killed by lightning.
WILLIAM R PARIS
Tues of this week word
reached here of the death of Mr William R Paris, one of Mineral
County's best and most honored citizens. Mr Paris was born near New
Creek, Sept 20, 1837, and lived in that section of the county during
his entire life. He was one of the most industrious and energetic men
of our county. His farm was well nigh a model. He was a man of
remarkable health and vitality until about five years ago, when his
health gave way as the result of overwork. The world owes a great
deal to such men - men who develop our resources and bring things to
pass- men who make the desert to blossom as the rose. Mr Paris was
one of the class of our citizens that make our country great. He was
a man who laid great emphasis upon duty and honor. On last Sun, he
was taken very ill and sank rapidly until death ended his suffering
at 10 pm Mon, July 10, 1911, having attained the age of 73 years, 9
months and 20 days.
Mr Paris was a member of the M E Church. He was a Union Soldier during the Civil War, being a private in Company C, Third Regiment, Md Volunteer Infantry.
Mr Paris was twice married. His first wife was Miss Eliza Arnold of New Creek and the second, Miss Annie C Michael, of near Greenland Gap. He is survived by a wife and six children. The children are: Mrs George Eagle, near Keyser and Misses Louise, Alma Doris and May and Master Hunter Paris, all at home. Seven children preceded him to the spirit world.
The funeral services were held at his home on New Creek, four miles above Keyser. Thurs afternoon, conducted by Rev J A Haugh, of Hillsboro, Va. The body was buried at Queens Point Cemetery. The pall bearers were selected from New Creek Post G, A R of which Mr Paris was a member; they were J W Virts, W T Connell, Walter Lowery, F L Kimmell, D P Osborn, G M Miers.
JAMES HENRY TROUT
James Henry Trout, son of
Henry Trout, who for many years was a successful merchant at
Ridgeville, this county, was born in a building which stood on the
spot now occupied by the residence of Mrs T R Carskadon, Keyser, July
3, 1834. August 2, 1865, he was married to Miss Susan J Caldwell, of
near New Creek. to whom were born four daughters, three of whom are
now living, they are Miss Willie Trout and Mrs J C Turner of Keyser,
and Mrs T S Long, wife of Rev T S Long, of the M E Church, now pastor
of Canton St Church, Baltimore.
After a protracted illness, Mr Trout died at his home in Keyser Sun morning, July 9, 1911. The funeral services were conducted at his home Wed forenoon, by Rev Wm Harris, pastor of the M E Church, Piedmont W VA, and the body was buried in queens Point Cemetery. The pall bearers were, George Parsons, Floyd Knight, J V Bell, William Chamberlain, I M Long, Walter Lowry.
Among those form out of town who attended the funeral services were, Mrs I D Caldwell, Bayard; Mrs C W Grechner and daughter, Westernport; Mrs Footer and Mrs Young, Cumberland; Rev and Mrs T S Long and two sons, Baltimore.
For many years, Mr Trout lived n his farm in the New Creek Valley, about three miles above Keyser, known as "Oak Grove". About nineteen years ago he moved to Keyser, where he resided the rest of his days. He always took a lively interest in public affairs. He was a member of the Legislature that organized the State of W VA; he was deputy sheriff of Hampshire Co, Va, and the first high Sheriff of Mineral Co, W VA. He was a decided union man and served on the government detective staff during the Civil War. When on his farm, he was a breeder of high bred stock. He left a valuable estate. His son in law Rev T S Long, will settle up his business affairs.
WILL OF JAMES H TROUT
"I, James H Trout, being
of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare
this my last will and testament as follows:
First: I direct that all of my estate, real, personal and mixed, shall descend and be distributed in the manner and in the shares provided by the laws of W Va relating to descent and distribution, that is to say to my wife, Susan J, her dower in the real estate of which I shall die seized and possessed; to each of my daughters, Mary May, Wilie and Elizabeth, their equal share in the real and personal estate, and to my said wife, Susan J, her one-third share absolutely of the personal estate of which I shall dies possessed.
Second: I nominate and appoint as executor of this, my will, my son-in-law, Thomas S Long.
Given under my hand and seal this 15th day of May, 1911.
James H Trout (Seal)
The will was witnessed by R G Richardson and Franck H Havenner
DEATH OF J D NORTHUP
Justin D Northrup, general
superintendent of the W Va and Md Gas Company, was found dead Wed
night, about eight o'clock, in a room at the Windsor Hotel. Mr
Northrup had been suffering from the heat and Mrs Northrup being away
from home calling, he sought temporary rest at the hotel. Acute
nephritis was the probably cause of death. Mr Northrup had also been
a sufferer from organic heart trouble for several years. Mr
Northrup's body was removed to the Stein undertaking rooms and Thurs
morning were taken to his apartments on South Liberty St.
Mr Northrup was alive at six o'clock. It is thought he was dead an hour when found. There was no evidence that his death had been other than a gentle lapse into eternal slumber.
Five men were killed and two
hurt near Salisbury Junction, Penn Monday, when a traveling crane
bearing a 14 ton girder, being placed in the new viaduct in course of
construction for the Western Md RR fell. A chain snapped and they
fell 125 ft. The five men were killed instantly. One of the dead was
J W White, of Richmond Va, a son-in-law of Mr J W Virts of Keyser. Mr
Virts left Tues night to attend the funeral.
MRS SANFORD HARDY
Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton Hardy, wife of Sanford Hardy, of Ridgeley W Va, was overcome by heat early Mon afternoon and died seven hours later. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Ralph and harry Hardy, and one daughter, Mrs Maggie Kerchival, wife of John Kerchival, all residing with their parents.
MRS CHRISTIAN S WHITE
Mrs Christian S White, died
July 5 at Romney W Va, where her husband is a prominent lawyer form
paralysis. She was a native of Fairmont. She is survived by her
husband and the following children: Robert, Anna and Bessie at home;
Christian, Maiden W VA; John Baker White of Charleston, is a step son.
TRAMPS KILL DETECTIVE
Detective Dan Horton of the
Chesapeake & Ohio railroad was shot and killed by two tramps,
whom he had placed under arrest near South Ruxner, W VA Mon
afternoon. The tramps made their escape, but a posse is after them.
NINETY - FIFTH BIRTHDAY
Uncle Abe Wilson celebrated his 95th birthday at his home, Wilson Station, near Deer Park, last Tues July 11. A large number of his relatives spent the day with him. A great dinner was served. A first class baker prepared a special cake which was two feet in diameter and on which were 95 candles. Mr Wilson is still physically strong and his mind is active. Mr and Mrs H C Homan, and two of their children were present to enjoy the happy anniversary.
July 2, 1911 at the
hospitable home of Col John Johnson, Frankfort W Va, a family reunion
was royally entertained by his daughter, Miss Mary Johnson, in honor
of her aged and venerable father, Col Johnson. Those who attended
were Mrs J W Johnson and daughter, Pauline, Cumberland Md; Mr and Mrs
J B Johnson and children, Morrison, Rebecca, Helen, Margaret and
James, Keyser W VA; Mr and Mrs R M Johnson and son John Robt.
Frankfort, Mrs R G Wilson and children, Roland, Mildred, Brown, Lee,
Rebecca, Mary and John Robt, Frankfort; Miss Mary Johnson, Frankfort;
Mrs Eliza Marker, mother of Mrs R M Johnson, Frankfort; Miss Mollie
Lake, Newark, Ohio. All of the children except one son, J W Johnson,
and a son-in-law, R G Wilson, were present.
At six o'clock we were invited to the dining room to partake of a bounteous repast. Gathered at the table around the gray haired father and grandfather were the children and thirteen grand children, where, with bowed heads and grateful hearts they listened to the fervent invocation for each and all. Col Johnson is in his 86th year. The decorations were green and white.
BACK FROM COLORADO
Dr and Mrs Arza Furbee
returned Wed night from a three weeks visit with relatives in
Colorado. A part of the time they camped on the Rockies and slept
under double blankets while we were sweltering in the heat. "I
want to go there too."
ACCIDENT TO A C RAWLINGS
Having lately sold his farm in Garrett county, near Beckman, Mr Andrew C Rawlings was moving last week to a new home in Piedmont, Sat the 18th inst, it appears, he was driving a two-horse wagon heavily loaded with furniture, and while going down the steep grade to the crossing over the B&O railroad in Piedmont the fall of a box caused the horses to take fright and dash violently down the street. Extricating himself from the load, Mr Rawlings sprang to the ground, breaking one or more bones in his foot and causing the other painful, but not serious hurt. The team ran with such uncontrolled fury as to jam the wagon pole in the 1st National Bank and to cause the death of both horses, two young and valuable animals.
Mr I N Iser, brought to this
office last Tues a basket of ripe home grown tomatoes the first that
we had seen this season.
Mr Iser is one of the best truckers in the county and hopes to raise enough to supply the town. The tomatoes were round and smooth, evenly ripened and tasted like more.
TRACTION ENGINES OR HORSES
The traction engine has come to
stay. By traction engines we mean more than one threshing rig. We
mean a general purpose engine for doing all kinds of work, which is
now being done with horses. There is no question about its
permanency. It's the natural result of conditions in America. The
conditions have created it; it hasn't created the conditions.
Engines not only do their work, but do it quicker, better and cheaper than it can be done with horses and must do it without the need of as many men as are required when working with horses. They will not only do this one year, but must do it for a number of years. Two men with an engine will do as much work as four, five or six men with horses.
Another thing if there is a rush, if the weather has been backward, you can work the engine day and night. You can't do that with your horses. If your conscience will permit you can do it seven days in a week. But when you are using horses there is something more than your conscience to stop you. The farmer who hauls his product 20 miles to market gets no more for it than does the man who hauls it two miles. There is little traceable connection between the cost to the farmer in marketing his product and what he gets for it.
The only way to make money on your transportation is by cutting down your transportation charges. To haul more cheaply you must make your hauling easier; be able to haul heavier loads; to be able to haul more rapidly. The only way to reach these transportation expenses and reduce them is through the medium of improved methods. You can't feed your stock, less you can't drive your animals faster; you can't load your wagons heavier. The only thing that remains is to apply some other plan.
A B C
For the above reasons it is proposed to stop the engines and have good roads over which to travel; if the engines continue, soon there will be no roads for either engines or horses to haul over.
Last Tues was the first day of Dog Days and the good rains that fell at various points insure a heavy corn crop and an abundance of chestnuts to crack next fall. So mote it be.
OUR NEW BANK
The contractors are progressing rapidly on the new building, on Armstrong St, which is to be occupied by the Farmers and Merchants Bank. That institution will open its doors for business next month. The board of directors held an important meeting Wed afternoon to perfect arrangements for the formal opening. The safe and vault will be of the latest design and thoroughly fire and burglar proof.
The camp meeting being held on African M E Church lawn, South Keyser, continues to grown in interest. Last Sun was to have been the closing day, but due to many requests from both white and colored the services continue indefinitely. The attendance is so large that all can not be accommodated on Sun. The singing will be led on next Sun, the 16th, by Mayle's famous colored orchestra from Cumberland.
GONE TO KEYSER
The Merry Go Round left town
today for Keyser after a month's profitable stay in our midst.
It was generously patronized by old and young regardless of rank and station. Mr Ed Herd, the gentlemanly proprietor maintains the best of order and tolerates no misconduct of any kind about his wheel. His employees too are excellent young men. The departure of this amusement is deeply regretted by the youngsters of the town and surrounding country.
The Prston Co Journal.
The merry go round leaves today for Keyser and the young folks are lamenting its departure. Two girls stood by and cried while it was being dismantled. Ed Herd, the wholesouled and big hearted proprietor made many friends while in Kingwood who will be glad to have him come again.
West Virginia Argus, of Kingwood.
All persons knowing
themselves to be indebted to C C Boseley, deceased, or having claims
against the estate of said C C Boseley, are notified to come forward
and make an early settlement and present for settlement their accounts.
Samuel V Ward
Executor of C C Bosley, deceased.
Dr Harvey W Wiley, pure food
expert, predicted that with in 15 years smoking and tobacco chewing
in public will have become obsolete.
"A man has a perfect right to drink, chew or dip snuff in his private sanctum, but has not the shadow of a right to inflict unwholesome smoke and his vile breath on the community at large."
"There should be a law strictly enforced by the authorities prohibiting smoking and chewing in public places or on the cars where other persons are obliged to be."
"Tobacco is bad in the summer time, I am sure that no person could suffer from sunstroke who had not been a smoker or boozer."
SALE OF FRUIT FARM
Mr Charles Junkins, of near Ridgeville, has sold his farm to Mr O A Hood. The farm contains about 200 acres, lying on the east slope of Knobley mountain, and is first class fruit land. It has on it a small orchard. Possession will be given Jan 1, 1912.
MERRY GO ROUND
Mr Ed Herd moved his Hobby Horses, from Kingwood to Keyser and installed them on the Arnold lot across New Creek last Mon. He has an orderly well kept place and manages his business very carefully in order to avoid all accidents. We regret that he found nickles a little scarce in Keyser.
FIRST ME CHURCH
There will be services at the ME Church on Davis St, next Sun at 11 AM and 8 PM. The forenoon sermon will be preached by Rev W J Meeks, of Midland Md.
VOTING PLACE CHANGED
Notice is hereby given that the election to be held for the purpose of electing a member of the Board of Education for the School District of Keyser, Aug 1, will be held in a room adjoining Acres' Store in the Crawford Building on Piedmont St.
PROSPECTUS OF THE VALLEY
W H Barger is in the field
collecting data and making ad contracts for an industrial write up of
the South Branch Valley.
Grant, Hardy, Hampshire and Mineral counties will be covered in the work, but particularly the territory of the South Branch proper, as traversed by the Hampshire Southern railroad, and the orchards contiguous thereto. He purposes making this so attractive in illustrations as well as readable, as to make it a good advertisement for this territory.
SOME TALL ALFALFA
The Keyser newspapers have had
something to say about some tall alfalfa grown by Vause Alkire. Its
length was given as 48 inches. Vause will have to search his patch
again as Geo H Johnson has him trimmed.
The latter brought to this office last week a bunch that measures 53 inches in length.
This is no alfalfa story as the goods are here and can be seen by any one making application.
SOMETHING FOR YOU AT ROMIGS
We have a rare treat for you if
you will visit us Sat night, July 15th. We have enlarged our store
room so that our patrons will have more comfort and our service will
be more efficient. From 7-10 pm, Sat every visitor will receive a
free drink, sherbet or ice cream at our fountain.
Music from the foremost artists of the world will be rendered by the famous Victor Victrola under the direction of W C Pifer, which will be a treat in itself.
Don't forget to come for we will be looking for you at Romig's Sat night.
TRANSCRIBED BY PATTI MCDONALD
17 SEPT 2000
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