SEPTEMBER 22, 1911
BEAVER RUN ITEMS
On Thurs evening, Sept 28, Elder
J J Shaffer of Pa, will begin a series of meeting at the Beaver Run
church and continue the communion service Sat Oct 7. On Sun Oct 8th a
children's meeting. a cordial invitation is extended to all.
Mrs Lucy Mohler nee Leatherman and children, of Chicago, are visiting her sister, Mrs W B Leatherman. They are enroute to New York where they will embark in Oct for France. They will be joined here later by Elder Paul Mohler the husband and father. Mrs and Mrs Mohler are being sent to France as missionaries.
B W Smith is conducting a series of meetings this week up in Whiteroad Flats.
It is said that Wade Clinedinst and Miss Lydia Shoemaker were married in Cumberland a few weeks ago. Also Dill Leatherman and Miss Grace Whiteman were recently married. Sly weddings seem to be in style now days.
However in a few weeks it is surmised this monotony of sly weddings will be broken up.
The real estate and personal property of the late Joseph Fleming will be sold next Fri at public sale.
Miss Cora Whipp will teach the Beaver Run school and Miss Florence will teach the Union school.
Joseph Everett is working at Art Tutwiler's now.
Aunt Martha Biser, died Tues evening. She had been poorly for some time but continued about the same till last week when she took much worse. She will be buried Thurs am Funeral at the house.
G S A
ELK GARDEN NEWS
Miss Annie (?Fleming) returned
the first of this week from a visit to friends at Piedmont.
The board of education met last Tues and authorized a school at Gleason, where there are 26 children of school age, and another one at the old Atlantic mines now occupied by Mr G W Oss and others who have a saw mill there and a school population of 25. The school patrons furnish the school house and the board the teacher.
Last Tues four of our enterprising young people left for Dayton Va, to attend the Shenandoah Collegiate Institute. They were, Misses Inez Grant and Agnes Patton, and Messrs Fred Dean and Patrick Conlon. Some go to take special courses and some the regular course.
Rev L C Mesick's condition is somewhat critical. He has typhoid fever.
Miss Gladys Gates, who has been the guest of Miss Agnes Patton for several weeks, left for her home in Texas last Tues.
Mr C H Lantz, general manager of the B & L stores was in town the first of this week.
Mr Wm Middleton went to Myersdale Pa, last Tues to accept a position in a store.
Robert Grant Sr, accompanied his daughter Inez, as far as Cumberland on her way to Dayton Va, to attend school.
Rev T E Waters is delivering a course of lectures in the Catholic church this week. The meetings are well attended and much interest is manifested. His lectures embrace a variety of topics. He is an apostolic missionary of the Catholic Diocese, of Richmond Va.
Mr Freeman Tasker's family moved to William, near Thomas, the first of this week. Mr Tasker has been employed there for a year or more by the Davis Coal & Coke Co.
We have had a great deal of rain
in the past two weeks which was fine on the fall pasture, but we
would all be delighted to see fair weather now for a while.
The picnic at the Fountain Sat was postponed until Wed account of the rain.
Miss Ethel Steedman was the guest of the Misses Staggs Sat night and Sun.
Mr and Mrs Jacob Urice spent Sun with Mr and Mrs Isaac Umstot.
We are sorry to state that Mr Williams Wilson is very low with dropsy, no show for his recovery.
Mr John Staggs, of Rawlings, and Mr and Mrs Edward Staggs and little son, Ernest, were the guests of Wm E Staggs Sun.
Miss Ruth Dayton spent Sat and Sun with her sister, Mrs Sam Fleek, at the Fountain.
Mrs William Staggs lost her driving horse, "Topsy", Sat, one of the horses that was turned in the field with her kicked her Fri night and broke her front leg they had James Tasker to shoot her Sat morning, they all feel very sad over the loss of "Topsy", she was a favorite and pet with all the family and a fine horse besides. They purchased her when only a colt and she has been the women's driving and riding horse ever since, which has been nine years.
Miss Kate Scott, of Moorefield, has been the guest of the Misses Taylor, for the past week.
Mr B G Bailey and Miss Blanche Staggs spent Sun with friends on the Creek.
Mr Geo Staggs and sister, Miss Virgie, were at Piedmont Tues shopping.
The Misses Umstots who have been visiting relatives along the run for the past ten days returned to their home in Westernport Sat.
Mrs Calvin Urice was calling on Mrs Thornton Fleek Sun.
Mr M L Staggs lost a fine colt one day last week.
Preaching next Sun at the chapel at 3 pm, Sun School at 2 pm.
GROVE SCHOOL HOUSE
Frank Urice will teach the
Grove school this winter, Miss Ora Dawson the school at Reese's Mill
and Frank Troy the Horseshoe school.
John Haines, of Hampshire County, visited the family of Mrs Betsey Fleek the first of this week.
Rev S D Dawson preached an interesting sermon at Mt Zion last sun morning and was followed by Rev Geo Burgess, the pastor, in the evening. both had large congregations.
the corn and buckwheat crop is good. The late rains were in time to help most of the corn. A liberal supply of corn insures an abundance of pork, and with much buckwheat cakes, sausages and meat gravy - whoop, there will be no need of going hungry.
Wright Umstot and a Mr Dawson of Westernport, visited aunt Rachel Umstot last Sun.
Edgar Fleek, wife and child, of Pittsburg, have been the guests of John Fleek a week or more.
Plenty of rain and fall pasture is abundant. The soil is in splendid condition for fall plowing.
Henry Bailey hauled several loads of fine peaches to Keyser the first of this week.
Wm Reener has a large corn crop and is busy harvesting it.
Newton Umstot and daughter, Elsie, went to Keyser last Sat to meet Stella Umstot who had been visiting at Westernport.
H T Daniels painted Grove school house last week. This adds much to the appearance of the building.
Evers Umstot is the champion squirrel hunter.
Mt Zion church has been painted and repaired with a steel ceiling and further equipped with a new organ. It is a charming church now to worship in. Those people have push and they make things go.
Mrs Jane Weckert, of California, is visiting her mother, Mrs Rachel Umstot, and other relatives. She went west twenty seven years ago. Her husband's name is John, the son of Michael Weckert, deceased. They have resided in Nebraska, Oregon and California. Their family consists of four children, living three sons and one daughter, who is married. the sons are all grown. One son was drowned in the Pacific Ocean. Mrs Weckert is a welcome visitor.
Mr H C Homan, of Antioch, was
out at the mountain farm last Sat.
Mr Elihu S Riley went down to Mountain Breeze Hotel to rest for a few days before starting for his home at Annapolis, Md.
Mrs Minnie Duling and her two sons, Henry L, Wesley A are on a visit to her daughter, Mrs N L Rogers, of Hull Ill.
Miss Bernice Carnell and brother, Herbert, came out after Mr E S Riley last Sat.
Messrs. J E Ludwick and Oscar Shillingburg took in the show at Keyser Thurs.
Mrs S Farris, of Wabash, has typhoid fever.
Jack Frost was here in all his glory last week.
Mrs E A Ludwick and Miss Eliza A Ellis visited friends at Stony River last Sun.
Capt Wm Taylor, of Emoryville, attended the Confederate Reunion at Romney last week, and reports a pleasant time.
Dr J W Bedford delivered an interesting and forcible lecture on Prohibition last Sat night at Emoryville.
The new Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was dedicated at Emoryville last Sun, but Rev Mr Barnard. The public has a very nice place in which to worship. The church was all paid for before the day of dedication.
A little child of Charles Weekly died yesterday, Mon.
We were very sorry to hear the death of Hon Chas Vandiver, the founder of the Keyser Tribune, and so long its able editor. We have known him ever since the close of the war, and it was when he was the Tribune's Editor that we first made our feeble effort to correspond for the paper. We always found him polite, jovial, kind and our desire to keep the Tribune in touch with our mountain village was though his encouragement and kindness. And our wish is that it may continue to defend the cause so much lived.
Mr and Mrs E H Parker spent
several days at Mt Storm last week.
Miss Nanne Ludwig is in Cumberland having some sewing done for a few weeks.
Mrs Effie Cheshire is spending this week with friends in Keyser and Piedmont.
Mr Wade Clinedinst and Miss Mary Lydia Shoemaker surprised their many friends by going to Cumberland last week, where they were married. Miss shoemaker is the only daughter of Mr Ed shoemaker, of near Roda, W Va. Congratulations.
Mrs J H Parker and Miss Edith Cheshire were shopping in Cumberland Mon.
Mrs G E Arnold, of Romney, is spending some time here with relatives.
Miss Mollie Whitman is the guest of her sister, B T Racey, at Romney this week.
Mrs Geo Gentry, of Hamstead Pa, is visiting relatives here for some time.
We hope to report another wedding soon.
Mrs Aaron George was visiting
in our community last week but she is now very sick of erysipelas at
D W Billmyre's, her condition is somewhat better. Dr J F Scott is the
Aaron George, of New Creek is in our town.
C W Martin attended Institute at Keyser last week and reports a very pleasant week. There were 127 teachers enrolled.
Irene Billmyre returned to Keyser Thursday after having spent a week visiting relatives and friends.
Cal Hines made a trip to Keyser for fertilizer this week.
Leffert Develbiss of Keyser, is moving his family to his father's place.
Mrs Leffert Develbiss and Mabel Develbiss spent the day at J D Rotruck's.
Mrs Jennie Cunnigham is nursing Mrs A George.
Bark hauling, plowing, seeding, apple cuttings and butter boilings are orders of the day and night now.
Several young people attended the birthday supper at Mr Chas Evans in honor of their son, Frank. Some of the boys did not get in till a small hour of the night. don't stay after ten boys.
We have not heard the whistle of the Locomotive and maybe never will.
Geo McKeitcbenn and Herbert Martin drove home Sun from Keyser where they are employed in the shops.
Quite a few people form our town attended the negro meeting near Williamsport last Sun.
Success to the Tribune and its contributors.
C W M
Sept 12, 1911
We hardly ever saw grass grow faster, even in the spring, than it has since the recent rains. If the weather continues warm there will be an abundance of fall pasture.
Most of the calves in this neighborhood have been bought up. We have not heard of any selling for more than twelve dollars, while plenty of them have sold for much less than that. Jeff Grover has been the largest buyer.
Miss Maggie Idleman still lingers between life and death with little or no hope for recovery. She is still able to enjoy conversation much of the time. On last Thurs she sank away and seemed to be dying but after several hours she rallied. Yesterday she had another sinking spell from which she is rallying again. Miss Lee Womick is her nurse.
Andrew Cosner, who lived near Falls, died Mon, of paralysis. He was in his fifty-second year. He was sick only three days and never spoke after he was taken ill. Mr Cosner was born and reared in this community. He was the only son of Jesse Cosner, who survives him, and who is now in the ninety-first year. Besides his aged father, he leaves a wife, three sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his sudden death. His remains will be brought to his old home here and interred today.
J T Cosner has purchased a gasoline engine with which to run his threshing machine.
Buckwheat harvest is now on and the crop promises to be a fairly good one, notwithstanding the dry weather.
John Amtower, Levi Cosner and M F Cosner are still making hay. They claim they are getting two drops whereas their neighbors only got a part of one crop.
We had our first frost last Thurs morning. It did but little damage, except to nip the tomato and pumpkin vines on the low land.
There is a fine chestnut crop this year. They are beginning to fall now. Also plenty of white oak and chestnut oak acorns. This will save, many a bushel of corn.
Live stock is looking up quite a bit since the recent rains.
Walter Kitzmiller sold three calves for $45. They were all steers.
Mr George Williams was a business visitor here one day last week.
Mr Tom Schaeffer made a flying trip to Petersburg last Sat.
Mr John Tomlinson, wife and family of Elk Garden, were calling on relatives here last Sun.
Mr T E Shillingburg, accompanied by his wife, came down last week to be guests at the Mt Storm hotel for some time. Tom expects to shoot squirrels for pasttime and eat ground hogs for his health.
Mr and Mrs Herbert Heaton, of New Bedford, Mass., who were recently married, are spending a part of their honeymoon among relatives here.
Evers Rinehart was a business visitor here Mon.
Mr and Mrs George Abernathy, of Baltimore, are here on a brief visit to relatives.
Mr Edward Shilingburg is at Gormania doing some carpenter work for Mrs Ella Duling.
Rev E P Idleman preached his last sermon for the conference year in the M E Church here Sun morning. This is the fifth year he has served this charge and the people with one consent want him back again.
X O X
NEW CREEK NEWS
Sept 21, 1911
The people from here report that the Good Roads Picnic was quite a success.
Raymond Boseley has a very sore foot from a cut with glass.
Mrs Workman and daughter, Isabelle, have gone away on a week's visit to her sister, Mrs Jas Leatherman, near Junction.
Mrs Hattie Shoemaker and daughter, Ruth and Mr Ike Davy are visiting at Purgitsville at this writing.
Vernon Leatherman took Miss Lessie Arnold to Ridgeville on her way home from the Tannery on a visit.
Mr Jas Leatherman is working on the Twin Mountain and Potomac Railroad.
Miss Stella Hott is going to teach school at Elk Garden this winter.
Mr Obed Bosely of Williamsport, and Eliza Whitney of Kansas City Mo, visited Mr and Mrs Chas Boseley a few days ago.
Stealing wood and milking other people's cows seems to be the order of the night.
Sept 14, 1911
As I have not written for several weeks, will now pen you a few lines.
We have had lots of rain and high waters, which did no serious damage to the crops along the river and creek and certainly did a lot of good for the late corn and buckwheat, all to make the farmer smile.
Mr T H Wagoner and little Daughter, Elizabeth, spent a few days last week calling on his many relatives down here. Their visit was much enjoyed by all. Come again soon.
John W Wagoner, who has been very sick, is now much improved. Bridge contractors are getting busy with the new rail road bridges to be erected over the creek in place of the old bridge. The stork left a little daughter with Mr and Mrs Oscar Johnson Sept 4. Her name is Irene Elizabeth. All are getting along nicely.
J E Long has bought out the store at Green Spring, formerly kept by Peter Hollen. His son, Harry H Long, will run that store. Success to him.
The high water very nearly buried the steam shovel at this place. It washed a lot of filling away along the river.
Contractors are about ready to blast the rocks at the end of the creek bridge.
The quarry works have been removed and it is now only in memory. The men who worked there have gotten work in different parts of the country.
The health of our part of the country is fine and every body is busy with the fall work.
Two weeks ago, M A Dohrman sold 4 fine, fat cattle to Wendall Straub, butcher of Cumberland. One cow weighted twelve hundred and twenty-six pounds; three calves weighted 19 hundred and ninety pounds.
Mr Jake Smith, of Middle Ridge, and Miss Margaret Satterfield, of Green Spring valley, were married three weeks ago. They will live in Cumberland.
M A D
Riley Borror, of Headsville, was
Born to Mr and Mrs Henry Keister, Thurs, a boy.
D P Taylor, of Medley, and his brother, A C Taylor of Bayard, and Geo B Harman, of Maysville, were here last Thurs.
Miss Cassie Alt, who underwent an operation in a hospital in Baltimore recently, came home this week. She seems to be greatly improved in health.
Dr W H Siple this week brought to his boom at the river bridge 2200 cross ties and fifty cords of pulp wood. This was put in the North Fork above Hopeville.
Obed Babb, of Martin, and son Frank, of Keyser, passed through here Tues morning. They were on their way to Moorefield to attend the meeting of the Board of Trade.
Mrs J P Hedrick died Wed night of last week at Knobley, Mineral County, of brain fever, aged about fifty years. The remains were taken to Kline. Pendleton county here home, for interment. Mrs Hedrick is survived by her husband and four children.
W F Friddle, caught a four pound bass near his home above Moorefield, last Fri.
M S Henkle, was called to Mt Jackson Va, last Fri by the illness and death of his mother.
I V Inskeep, of Medley, has purchased the Mary E Baker farm near Martin and will move there soon.
We understand that Kuhn and Co are making arrangements to lay about a mile of water pipe from a spring on top of Patterson's Creek mountain in order to supply their orchards with water.
Strater and Wilson who have been at Williamsport working up the welton timber near Smith's ford are making preparations to leave for their home at Cherry Run in a few days and have decided to not resume their sawing until spring and will await the completion of the Twin mountain railroad to enable them to get their lumber to market, having been handicapped by the recent traction road law.
The dogs at the home of S M McNeill caught a squirrel on the back porch.
It is not often that anything
but the truth is published in this column but last week it seems that
a bare faced fabrication slipped in. The statement was made that
"the Burlington school will start Monday". It seems as this
wasn't so. School didn't start. Reports of this kinds should not be
started much less published in the paper and thus fool an
unsuspecting and trusting public. The children were very happily
disappointed. Most of them had their slates washed and their almanacs
dusted off ready to attend and when the bell didn't ring they had to
go back fishing. This report will be traced to its source and the
starter thereof will be branded for six months in the eyes of the community.
The Good Roads picnic was put off on account of the rain and muddy roads. Nature and the elements have been taking care of the roads for so long that it is thought by some, they became jealous of human interference and behaved thusly. However, they decided to let the committee hold it on Wed and gave them a beautiful day.
People came from far and near. Near had the largest representation and Far was in a hopeless minority. the 237 feet of table was built to represent the roads as much as possible. It was full of ruts and exceedingly rough; and like the roads loaded down to its capacity. It was made; by gathering up all the tables on the camp ground and setting them end to end. Where they came together made the breakers, as they were not all the same height. People began to arrive very early. Some even came last Sat not having heard the event had been postponed. One dear old sister from up on Pursley Run took her basket out of the buggy to turn it over to the committee and turned it over in earnest. While walking up from the hitching place she stumped her toe on a rock in the road and turned her victuals over before she got there. This was very deplorable as she had some awful fine doughnuts and a cake that rolled clear to Dry Run without breaking. It is just such cakes as these that we need to make good roads.
The meeting came to order some time in the forenoon and the fun began. Several people talked as a kind of filler to keep the crowd quiet until the band and Prof Stonebreaker arrived. Upon their arrival the band hammered out a few selections, while the Prof brushed the dust off his clothes and looked over his manuscript. Prof Stonebreaker finally got to the platform; straightened out his speech, in a way he thought the audience couldn't see him; cleared his throat, opened his mouth and spoke as follows:
Mr President of the Mineral County Good Roads Association and Ladies of the Refreshment Committee and the rest of the audience: To begin with I will have to say as is customary with all public speakers, that it grieves me to think I have not had time to prepare a speech for this occasion. (At this junction the wind blew about six sheets of his manuscript nearly to the preachers tent. The Prof. seemed real embarrassed while picking up the typewritten papers). It would seem that my first statement was not correct after this little incident but these papers are only a few notes I made while coming out from the county seat. (Voice from the crowd, which sounded like Emmit) "How did you get it typewritten?" "None of your business" says the Prof who continued with the original argument. Ladies and gentlemen we are taking up entirely too much time with my speech. First a cool breeze from the sylvian dell interrupts and then a bunch of hot air from the audience. At this rate it will be dinner time before we get through and I'll be glad when it comes won't you?" (prolonged applause) Now to get back to what we came here for. As my eye travelers across the intervening road to the table I see there portions of all the good things of the county. I have been reading the bills and notices gotten out by the promoters of this picnic, and it did my heart good and made my mouth water to read them. It is useless to have a picnic unless there is plenty of victuals. We are having this picnic just at the right time, for as the poet has rightly said it will soon be that time of year when we will have to.
"Put away the little picnic
For its usefulness is o'er
And another style of misery
Stands and knocks upon the door."
(Applause) Many of us can harken back when spring was first sprung and the bluebird gladdened us with his gladsome lay. At that time we looked forward to the many picnics that would shed sunshine in our midst during the summer. We are now at the other end of the calendar and can only look back and think of the good times. The season is about over. Corncutting is here. the maple will soon turn to crimson and the sassafras to gold. The voice of the coon dog instead of the turtle will soon be heard in our land. As this is the case it is up to all of us to be up and eating. I thank you for your kind attention and surely appreciate your interest in this momentous topic. We will now adjourn to the table. (Loud and prolonged applause). The Prof here seated himself in a dignified manner and waited for the audience to fill out before wiping his perspiring brown on his red handkerchief.
The crow quickly surrounded the table and after singing
Had I a thousand tongues to taste
This product of the land
I'd taste it all with every one
And say "O ain't it grand".
They began to eat and the noise therefrom was heard yes, even unto the Point of Rocks. After dinner Hez Root lowed the Prof made a very good speech but he couldn't see much about roads in it except putting material on the road to a man's heart; namely his stomach. The balance of the proceedings will have to be given later as they have just begun to cut some Twin Mountain watermelons and 'tis said they're fine.
Prof Fred Koelz, who toured
Germany this summer, reached Keyser last Tues.
Mrs Olie Smathers and children left Wed night for Lawsonham, Pa, where they will reside.
Mr and Mrs I H Bane attended the Good Roads Picnic and drove over to Keyser that evening and spent the night here.
Mr N J Trumbo, of Miles W Va, made us a pleasant call yesterday. He was on his way home from Morgantown.
Mrs M B Lambdin has been elected a delegate from the McNeill Chapter U D C to the State Convention of that organization, which will be held at Elkins, Oct 3-4.
Mr C C Arbogast was home for a few days this week.
The citizens of Petersburg have voted $7,000 bonds for the erection of a four room graded school building in that town.
Next Sat we will have our autumnal equinox.
Miss Sue Brady, Superintendent of the Hoffman Hospital, is spending her vacation in Romney.
Lieut Allen B Lambdin, a vocalist of wide repute, son of Rev M B Lambdin of Keyser, has a series of engagements for entertainments in different sections. Last night he took the leading part in an entertainment given in the opera house at Berryville Va.
Rev H B Ritter, of Westernport, visited in Keyser last Mon.
Mr D P Osborne has been on the sick list week - suffering from lumbago.
Miss Madaline High, daughter of Mr and Mrs J H High, of Purgittsville, was operated upon at the Hoffman Hospital last Sun for peritonitis.
Miss Pauline Havermale, of Newcreek, went to Dayton Va last Mon for another session at the Shenandoah Collegiate Institute. She is making a specialty of music.
Representative J C Liller has appointed Aristotle Steorts to a cadetship at the University of West Virginia. Mr Steorts graduated at the Prep. last session and is a bright young man.
Mr Pope Jordan has entered the Virginia Military Institute, at Lexington Va, for another session.
Mr Jacob Stullenbarger was in Keyser on business last Fri.
Mr E W Bailey made us a pleasant call this week.
Mr I W Whipp was in Keyser on business Tues.
Mrs Mae Leatherman and her sister, Miss Blanche Whipp, went to Davis last Tues for a few days visit.
Mrs I D Taylor and Miss Susie Johnson went to Davis Tues for a visit to relatives.
Messrs Russell and Lewis, General Manager and Chief Engineer of the T M & P R R have brought their families to Keyser. All are stopping with Mrs Dr West.
Mrs Katherine Bowden, of Pottsville Pa, who had been visiting Miss Cora Martin, returned home yesterday.
Miss Willow Boor, of Cumberland, and her guest, Miss Willow Yergan, of Duluth Minn, have returned home after spending a few days with Mr and Mrs A J Boor, Argyle St.
Mr Charles Kight was in Keyser on business Sat.
Mr C C Marshall, of Williamsport, spent some time in Keyser last week on his way home from the Reunion at Romney. His many friends in Keyser gave him a warm welcome.
Miss Grace Smith, of Burlington, visited in Moorefield last week.
Atty Wm C Clayton attended Court in Martinsburg Wed and from there went to Baltimore.
Rev J H Brunk left yesterday for Elkins to attend the session of the U B Conference.
Frye & sons, 10, 15 and 20 gallon jars - just the thing for sauerkraut.
Mrs J B Fetzer returned home from Romney yesterday after having completed his contract with the State for improvements made to the D D & B Institute building at that place.
Mr H S Thompson, Manager of the Thompson Furniture Co was up the Western Md line this week in the interest of the company.
Miss Hallie Sayre is rapidly recovering from a spell of typhoid fever.
Dr and Mrs W H Yeakley visited their old home in Virginia last week an this.
Mr J W Ravenscroft was in Newberg last Mon.
Mrs John Martin and daughter have returned to their home on West Piedmont street, from a visit to relatives in Gormania.
Miss Anna Dugan was a business visitor to Cumberland on Sat.
Mr and Mrs M H Smith and Sister, Mrs Emma Shipley, spent Sun at Twenty-first Bridge the guest of Mr and Mrs Workman.
Mrs Dawson, of Piedmont is visiting her daughter, Mrs John Ravenscroft and sons' Messers. Will and E M Dawson.
Miss Elizabeth Allen, of Piedmont spent Sat and sun here with relatives.
Mr A J Spindler has returned to his home in Ohio from a short business visit to this place.
Mrs Ida Long and daughter, Miss Myra, have returned to their home in Altoona Pa from a visit to the home of their friend, Mrs Harley Kight.
Mrs George Sheetz and daughter, Miss Grace and sons, Wade and George, left Sun night for Michigan where they will visit relatives.
Mr H Kaplon left Wed for eastern cities where he will lay in a supply of new goods. he will be gone two weeks.
Clerk J V Bell returned Mon from a very delightful visit to Grant county. He spent some time in Petersburg, where he had not been since the sixties, and spent Sun at the home of Mr Obed Babb and with his daughter, Mrs E P Babb.
Mr and Mrs H L Coogle, of Pittsburg, spent the week here with home folk, Mr Coogle's many Keyser chums greatly enjoyed having him with them again.
Mr Obed Babb, attended the Good Roads Picnic Wed and drove over to Keyser that evening for a few days visit with friends and relatives.
Rev S R Ludwig was calling on his numerous friends in Keyser this week enroute to Elkins to attend the annual meeting of the U B conference.
Atty's Wm Macdonald and F C Reynolds attended court in Martinsburg this week.
Mrs Masteller, of Fredericksburg Va, is visiting her brother, Mr J C Watson and family.
Mrs L C Nine, who had been visiting in Keyser, returned to her home in Baltimore last Sat accompanied by Mrs R W Nine.
Judge F M Reynolds, held court in Tucker county this week.
Tomorrow, Sat, will be the Jewish New Year, all Hebrews will have their place of business closed.
Miss Carrie Arnold, of Piedmont, spent Wed in Keyser.
Master William Neville is ill at his home on Piedmont St with appendicitis.
Mrs Emma Shipley returned to their home in Martinsburg last Wed after a pleasant visit with her sister, Mrs M H Smith.
Miss Nellie Neville, of Ronceverte W Va, is spending her vacation with home folk.
Atty E G Hammond has returned from his summer vacation.
In a letter from Rev L A R Thirkeld he expresses sympathy for those who lost in our recent fire.
Atty C N Finnell went to Clarksburg last Mon on legal business.
Assessor F C Patton was in Keyser on business Mon.
Mr John F Getty, traveling freight agent of the Western Maryland Railway was in Keyser on business Mon and made the Tribune office a pleasant call.
Atty A J Welton was in Keyser this week.
Mr Hubert Moss visited old friends in Keyser last week and this.
Mr O H Hoffman, a student of the Preparatory School from Thomas met with a painful accident in the Gymnasium one day last week, while taking some exercise on the horizontal bar he sprained his knee very badly and will not be able to be in school for some little time. As soon as the condition of his knee will permit, he expects to have his knee encased in a cast and return to school He is a son of Dr Hoffman of Thomas.
KUYKENDALL - DEBERRY
Mr S M Kuykendall, of Keyser W Va, and Miss Anna Deberry of near Oakland, former principal of the Mountain Lake Park public school, were united in marriage by Rev E Z Musgrave, assisted by Rev J M Davis, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Clark DeBerry, near Oakland, on Sat last. The groom is a missionary and together with his bride will leave to take up missionary work in China. Congratulations.
LICENSED IN CUMBERLAND
The following marriage
licenses were issued in Cumberland this week.
Edward Fay Hartman and Laura E Bean, both of Keyser W Va.
John Elias Cheshire, Piedmont W Va, and Elsie Viola Riggleman of Dobbin W Va.
William Fairgrieve and Emma Lee, both of Keyser.
George W Embrick of Jenningstown W Va, and Hattie Catherine Nordich, of Horton W Va.
A ROMANTIC MARRIAGE
Mr D L Cassiday and Miss
Kathlien Rebecca Michaels, both of Williamsport W Va, were married in
Cumberland last Wed afternoon by Rev A J Secrist, of the U B Church.
The bride is the only daughter of Mr J C Michaels and the groom is a
prominent businessman in his community. The marriage was quite a
surprise to their near relatives. Both attended the Good Roads Picnic
at Van Myra Camp Ground last Wed, but they did not go to the grounds
together and it was not known what their plans were, but their
arrangements had been carefully made, and at an opportune time, Mr
George B Shank took the bride to be and her friends, Miss Annie
Duling, in his auto, as they were strolling on the skirts of the
grounds and hurried down to Burlington where the prospective groom
got aboard and a quick trip was made to Cumberland where the nuptial
know was tied. The happy couple returned to Burlington that evening,
came to Keyser Thurs morning and this morning went to the grooms home
at Williamsport, where they will reside.
Miss Julia M Wisner, daughter
of Mr John H Wisner, of Ridgeley, died Tuesday afternoon, aged 25 years.
PATRICK M DAYTON
Patrick M Dayton, one of our
oldest and most highly respected citizen, died at the home of his
son, Charles M Dayton, in Keyser, Sept 15, 1911, was was buried in
the Dayton Cemetery last Sun afternoon. The funeral services were
held in the M E Church, the sermon being preached by the Rev F H
Havenner. The services were very largely attended. Six of his nephews
were his active pallbearers and six of his old neighbors were the
Mr Dayton was born Nov 2, 1822 and would have been 89 years old had he lived until the 2nd of next Nov.
When a young man, Mr Dayton married Miss Rachael Kight, who preceded him to the glory world about eight years ago. There were born unto them seven children, five of whom are living. They are Mrs Eliza Clark, Horace R Dayton and Mrs Annie Greenwade of Westernport, Md; R S Dayton of Dawson, Md; and Charles M Dayton the efficient bookkeeper and accountant in the Potomac Milling and Ice company's office, of Keyser. All of his brothers and sisters are dead; he was the last member of a large family.
Mr Dayton was converted and joined the Methodist Church at a meeting held in a school house near Twenty-First Bridge, about 65 years ago; and through all these intervening years he was a faithful and useful Christian. For many years he was an exhorter and class leader in the church. He was very powerful in prayer and delighted in revival work. He has helped many a penitent should into the way of light and comported many sorrowing hearts. His influence for good will live on for many years and a host will rise up in that day and call him blessed. It is impossible to estimate the worth of such a life to a community and the hallowed influence of his noble example will linger like the soft glow of the twilight hour.
MRS BENJ SHANNON DEAD
Mrs Benj. Shannon died at the home of her husband at Westernport Md, Sun, from typhoid fever, after an illness of six weeks. She had been improving and her death was sudden. She is survived by her husband, who is a son of Mrs Florence Patterson of Romney, and five children. The body was taken to Springfield Mon afternoon, where interment was made.
MRS MARTHA BISER
Mrs Martha Biser, widow of Jacob Biser, died at her home on Beaver Run last Tues evening and was buried Thurs at the Beaver Run Cemetery. She was in her eighty-first year. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev B W Smith, assisted by Rev G S Arnold.
MR WILLIAM SHEARS
Mrs William Shears died at her home on Knobley mountain last Tues, and was buried at Ridgeville Wed evening. She is survived by her husband, but had no children.
DROWNED WHILE BATHING
George, aged 10 years, son of John W Dickerhoff, carpenter foreman on the Western Maryland Ry, who resides in Cumberland, was drowned last Sat afternoon while bathing in Wills Creek.
HON C H VANDIVER
Later information, from
Higginsville Mo, informs us that Hon C H Vandiver died Sept 7th and
that he had a stroke of paralysis six weeks before his death. He was
buried in a Confederate uniform.
Below we give a clipping from the editorial page of the "Higginsville Jeffersonian" a paper published in the town in which he lived and died.
He looked like a king as he
lay there dead. The kindness which had always lighted his fine face
was still upon it, and only ennobled and glorified by death. Benign
peace and glad tranquility had been his as he crossed the border, and
in death he looked as one who dreams a beautiful dream.
There is no virtue more lovable than kindness, and Major Vandiver was the kindest of men.
His relatives and close friends knew him as one who exemplified the truth that the bravest are the tenderest. And both here and in Excelsior Springs his tenants found him an indulgent and considerate landlord. In war he proved himself a heroic soldier and in peace a good and useful citizen. And he was a man who prospered without ever becoming grasping or ungenerous. Such men make life worth living for us all.
GOOD ROADS PICNIC
the Basket in hand Picnic
given under the auspices of Mineral County Good Roads Association,
which was postponed from last Sat,. because of the rain, took place
on Van Myra Camp Ground, near Burlington, last Wed. The weather was
perfect, the sky was cloudless, the atmosphere was unusually clear
and exhilarating and the sun just warm enough to make it pleasant to
spend a day out in a grove. The brave men and gentlewomen from every
section of our county, who are interested in better roads, because
they are necessary to the development and enjoyment of our country
were there to enjoy the outing, and to lend a helping hand to this
important movement. The crowd came in farm wagons, buggies,
carriages, on horseback, on foot and in automobiles until the grove
was alive and with old and young which had met not only from Mineral,
but from Grant, hardy and Hampshire Co's. One hundred choice
watermelons, donated by the Twin Mountain Orchards were richly
enjoyed by old and young, the Pulp Mill at Luke donated sheets of
paper of an excellent quality, which was used in lieu of table cloths
to cover the long string of tables erected especially for that
occasion, and on those tables the ladies spread one of the most
sumptuous diners that even Mineral county has ever served upon a
similar occasion, and if some of those who partook of that feast have
not suffered since from over eating, we would give a thousand dollars
for such digestive organs. Too much can not be said in praise of the
people in the neighborhood of the Campground for the especial
attention they gave toward making all necessary arrangements. The
social feature was a very delightful occasion, people enjoyed meeting
their friends from other sections and men, women and children were
talking good roads. The McIlwee Concert Band, of Keyser, was there
and charmed the people with their music not only on the grounds but
enroute to and from. The order that prevailed would have been
perfectly satisfactory had it been a religious gathering on the holy Sabbath.
Because the date had been changed form the time originally fixed upon, Mr Eldridge, of Washington, was unable to be present to address the meeting. but interesting addresses were made by a number of our own citizens that were kindly received and the statistics given and facts stated together with urgent appeals made that were awakened in minds and hearts of all present and new and stronger determination to make better the public road of our county. That day will live in the history of Mineral county and will tell for better roads in the years to come. Already this Association has helped our road conditions and the good work has only begun. The only unpleasant feature of the day was the bad roads that some of us had to travel over in order to reach that meeting.
If you were not there, you not only missed a treat but the privilege of lending a helping hand to this great movement.
WILL STUDY LAW
Mr Isaac D Smith, of
Petersburg, who was formerly a student of the Preparatory School, has
again entered that institution this week. MR Smith is finishing his
work preparatory to entering the law dept of the W Va University, and
for the past two years he has been working in the office of the
Assessor of Grant Co.
Mr Smith will be remembered here as having been one of the debaters on the inter=society contest two years ago.
The Thompson Furniture Co, has
contracted for the erection of a large store room on Mozelle St where
they will be convenient for both railroads. The building is to be
completed within less than a month's time, when an unusually large
stock of new goods will be ordered and they will be in better shape
than ever before to handle their large business.
Last Sat afternoon little Harry Lewis Decker, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Walter S Decker, received a pretty diamond ring from Mr Chas L Lewis, the composer, of Cincinnati, after whom the youngster was named.
BROKE THE RECORD
Mr C C Arbogast, one of Keyser's up-to-date plumbers has lately put a hydraulic ram in for Mr Jason Kimble, of Pansy, Grant county, that elevates the water 365 feet through a distance of 1600 feet of pipe.
Mr C C Arbogast, our popular plumber, has just completed a hot water heating system, lavatory, etc that he installed in the newly remodeled home of Mr J B Baker, Petersburg, W Va. He put in the same system for Mr Joseph Rexroad, of Lahmansville, that county, who has just completed a handsome new residence.
A PLEASANT SURPRISE
Mrs Stanhagen gave a surprise party in honor of her son, Arnold, at their home on Water St. Those present were, Helen Stewart, Burneddet Scribner, Elsie Kesner, Anna Stanhagen, Alga Billmyre, Ara Billmyre, Norma Knott, Marie Knott, Anna Rotruck, Nellie Smith, Harry Stewart, Lynn Smith, Paul Purgitt, Phay Moler, Arnold Stanhagan, Ralph Walford, Richard and Arnold Slager and Stewart Arnold.
NEW STUDENTS AT THE PREP
The following new Students have enrolled at the Preparatory this week: John Marville, of Blain; J R Armstrong, of Alaska; Miss Melen Spotts, Chester Dixon, of McCool, Md; Miss Myra Nefflen, Marshall Carrier, Geo E Wolf, Everett Maysilles, V Inskeep, Clifton Gurd.
MISS SHELTON ARRIVES
Miss Florence E Shelton, the
new teacher of Modern Languages at the Preparatory School, arrived
Thurs morning and began her work at once. Miss Shelton is a graduate
of the Ohio State University and comes highly recommended as a
teacher. She has had two years experience in teaching German in the
grades of the Public Schools of Columbus Ohio, and was for three
years teacher of French and German in the High School of Aberdeen,
Miss Shelton has spent two years in continental Europe and speaks the German language fluently. We welcome her into our community.
NOTICE TO SETTLE
All persons indebted to the
estate of Patrick M Dayton deceased are requested to make settlement
at once; persons having claims against said estate are notified to
present them in due form without delay.
Rev John F Dayton, Administrator.
MR MOORE ACCEPTS
The Board of Regents are fortunate in securing the services of Prof C P Moore as head of the Commercial Dept of the Preparatory School. Mr Moore will be remembered as the assistant in that Dept under Prof Young. He is not only educated in Commercial branches, but is a thorough college man, being a graduate of Kentucky State College also the Kentucky Normal School. He is an enthusiastic teacher, a fine scholar and a perfect gentleman. The school and community are to be congratulated in procuring his services.
Friendship Hall, the new building that is being erected cor. Main and Mozelle streets by Friendship Castle No 4 A O K of M C, is nearly completed and they will have their formal opening on the night of Oct 3rd. A special and elaborate program is being arranged for that occasion.
PROF ANGELL'S POSITION
Prof Sydney L Angell has been appointed teacher of music in Todd Seminary, Woodstock, Ill. He will have entire charge of the musical instruction, including piano, voice, band and orchestra. Todd Seminary is one of the most exclusive boarding schools for boys in the country and has entered upon its 64th year. Woodstock is 50 miles from Chicago and convenient to Prof Angells home. His Keyser friends will be pleased to know that his salary is in advance of what he received last session.
LIST OF JURORS
Below w give the names of
those who will be summoned as Grand and Petit Jurors for the Oct term
of our Circuit Court. Court will meet Tues, Oct 17th.
J Sloan Arnold, I H Bane, C H Bishoff, R H Drane, Eugene Gerstelle, Thos W Goecke, Robert Grace, N E Monnette, H S Richardson, J B Rees, Jacob E Stullenbarger, John Sloan, M H Smith, A L Thrush, Simon P Umstot, C K Wilson.
A D Akers, Lee Ash, W E Amtower, D S Barncord, D B Bailey, A P Brown, Robt I Biser, W O Borror, Geo H Cook, S S Carney, Jr, W H Broome, W E Dye, J H Dennison, Henry Deremer, Pierce M Dawson, Michael Fleek, Fred Fink, J H Fleek, A C Feather, W H Grace, C J Hammock, R S Hanlin, R M Johnson, M J Mellody, Henry McDowell, C E McDonald, J W Ridgeley, Ellsworth Rodruck, J S Rogers, Fred Ravenscroft, S B Stullenberger, Jacob Swadley, S N Sneathen, H M Stotler, Elmer Sheetz, R S Stimmel, D W Taylor, H T Thrush, I D Taylor, H T Thrush, I D Taylor, Wm Thrush, J H Miers, John Tice, Brahser Rodruck.
Article regarding sale at public
auction on the farms of the late William R Paris, two miles and four
miles South of Keyser.
O A Hood
SALE OF VALUABLE TIMBER
The Marshall Morton Lumber Co, of Midland Md, have sold their large tract of timber near Old Field, Hardy county to a New York Co, who expect to operate their mills there very soon.
VALUABLE ORE IN GRANT COUNTY
James H Keplinger, of Maysville,
was here Wed. He had with him some metal which is supposed to be very
valuable. Mr Keplinger says Gen Douglas Sprigg of Cumberland had some
of this same stuff analyzed soon after the war and it was then
pronounced almost as valuable as gold. He will send some of the metal
to Morgantown to have analyzed. There are thousands and thousands of
tons of it in his community.
REUNION A SUCCESS
LARGE CROWDS GATHER IN ROMNEY TO CELEBRATE THE DAY
One of the largest crowds ever
gathered here for a similar event was present last Thurs, the
occasion being the annual reunion of the Association of
ex-Confederates of Old Hampshire. The climatic conditions could not
have been finer - bright skies and moderately cool weather aiding in
celebrating the event. In the early forenoon the roads were thick
with vehicles, and the morning trains poured their throngs into the
town, so that by noon the streets were crowded. Two bands helped the
enjoyment of the occasion - the Barr Band, of Hardy County, which
came the evening before, and the Ruckman band of this county - both
of which rendered patriotic airs during the day.
In the morning the meeting of the Association was held in the court house, at which time the officers for the ensuing year were re-elected as follows: Commander, Capt Wm Taylor, formerly of this county, now of near Elk Garden; 1st Vice President, G H Houser; 2nd Vice President, B F Kump. the other officers elected were the same as those of last year. The meeting closed with the reports of committees.
In the afternoon the crowd gathered in front of a platform which had been erected at the west side of the court house. commander Johnson called the meeting to order and presented Judge Dailey, who introduced in fitting words Rt Rev Geo W Peterkin, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of W Va. The Bishop told of numerous incidents of his solider life, and of the high character of the officers of the Confederate army.
Following him, Miss Lula Taylor recited a poem with splendid expression and rare grace of delivery. Capt W B Colston, of Martinsburg, next entertained the audience in his felicitous manner combining wit and pathos in his talk.
Geo H Johnson followed in a short talk in a humorous strain. Senator "Bob" Taylor, of Tennessee, who had been delayed by a belated train, arrived at this time and was introduced by John J Cornwell.
The Senator's address was replete with information, starting with events preceding and leading up to the war, as well as the recovery of the South from the destruction incident thereto.
After this address the exercises closed, and the throng wended their homeward way, all speaking in the highest terms of the day's pleasure.
One of the most enjoyable events of the day was the splendid dinner served by the ladies who did all that could have been done to add to the pleasure of the old soldiers. Another feature was the fine music discoursed by the bands, who deserve and have the thanks of all those present.
The Western Maryland Railway
Co has purchased property in Ridgeley W Va, opposite Cumberland,
embraced in the new right of way for the outlet east, which runs on
the side of Knobley mountain, next to the Potomac river. About 30
properties have been taken over, for which $28,000 was paid and more
is under negotiation.
Regarding a large tract near Ridgeley for the proposed new shops and roundhouse negotiations are still in progress. It is said that about 75 acres will be needed for the improvement.
In cases of Constipation of
Mother or nursing child, Nesbiscera is of great value.
Its Laxative action is easy, natural devoid of any griping or pain and absolutely safe. When taken by Mothers, it acts equally as well upon the Child through the medium of Breast-Nourishment.
Give it a trial. At Dealers or by mail for 50c. Sample Mailed Free.
The Nebiscera Co, Distributing office, Keyser W Va.
250,000 apple, 1 and 2 years
old in leading Commercial Varieties. 170,000 Peach Trees in one year
and June Buds. I grow the June Bud Peach in my own farm, in North
Central Tenn, which was selected for this purpose and is south of the
"Yellows" belt, and the trees are budded on seedlings grown
from North Caroline Naturals.
I am prepared to handle the orders of Commercial Planters with High Grade Trees at a Low Price. Send for catalog. Nurseries at Harrisville W Va and Greenbriar Tenn.
R R Harris, Harrisville W Va
At my home on Alice St, from
Sept 25 to Oct 7. I will offer at private sale all of my household
goods consisting of Parlor Suit of 3 or 5 pieces. Dining and bedroom
furniture also one hot plate complete, on e Barlers Ideal Oil heater
and various other things.
Mrs Anna Alderton, 171 Mozelle St, Keyser W Va says: We have used Doan's Kidney Pills with such excellent results that I do not hesitate to recommend them. A member of our family had considerable trouble from inactive kidneys and complained constantly of backache. A supply of Doan's Kidney Pills was obtained from Arza Furbee's Drug Store and their use brought complete relief." For sale by all dealer. Price 50 cents, Foster Milburn Co, Buffalo NY, sole agents for the United States.
HORSES AND COW FOR SALE
Two beautiful matched bay
colts, 2 and 3 years old, bred from the same mare and "Uric
Wilkes", a Kentucky trotter, they are fine. Also a fat cow.
J R Carskadon.
Keyser W Va.
Stock of Hardware and
stationery, storeroom 20X40. Wareroom 12X20. In good location. Rent
reasonable. For further particulars.
Address PO Box 431
E M Stottlemeyer
For sale, two mule collars as
good as new.
C G Scribner, Keyser W Va
Die stamped writing paper -
any letter from ! to Z - 40 sheets for 25 cents. Envelopes to match
15c per package of 25.
Arza Furbee Druggist
(Opposite Reynolds Hotel)
TRANSCRIBED OCTOBER 24, 2000 BY PATTI MCDONALD
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