KEYSER W VA
MAY 12, 1913
Mrs Harry L Welch and Miss Blanche Harrison returned from Baltimore Sunday. Mrs Welch went to Baltimore to consult an eye specialist.
George W Ward, of New Creek, was in Keyser Saturday. He says that there will be considerable fruit in that section of the county. He is manager of the Maplewood Farms.
The Young Men's Bible Class of the Lutheran church will hold a Box Supper and Social Friday night, May 16th, in the church hall. The public is invited.
Mr N P High and Miss Welch, as guests of Mr Dollars Rogers, of Purgittsville, spent Saturday in Keyser. They were travelling in an auto.
Miss Eva Filler returned on 55 from a trip covering two weeks at Baltimore and Washington. She will go in a short time to Franklin to resume her work.
Miss Sadie Stimmell, who was one time matron of the Hoffman Hospital, arrived here Sunday morning on B&O train No 2 from Ohio, where she now lives. She went to the home of Dr and Mrs Romig as a guest, and will visit her old home and brothers at Burlington.
F Z Popplein, who sells confectionery for a Baltimore manufacturer spent Sunday with his wife and daughter here.
Mr and Mrs J A Glaze spent Sunday with Mrs Glaze's sister over on Limestone.
Mr and Mrs Charles McNemar, of South Cumberland, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr and Mrs Billy Lewis.
Mrs Alice Shaffer has returned home after spending a few days at Oakland.
Hon. A C Scherr, of Charleston, was a guest of his daughter, Mrs F H Babb, over Sunday.
Mrs Edna Inskeep is confined to her home with rheumatism.
Mrs James Kirby has just returned from a visit to Blaine.
Harry Deffabaugh, of Newburg, spent Sunday here with his parents.
Mrs Stewart Lambert, of Cumberland, is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Charles Deputy.
Mrs Mary Lambert is visiting her mother at Newburg.
Ladreth's Garden Seeds---Irish Cobbler, Burnbank, Hebron, and Early Rose Seed Potatoes, at MCDONALD'S.
We want two young ladies to learn typesetting. Nice work, Good Pay.
The undersigned executor will on Thursday, May 15th, 1913 at one o'clock sharp, at the late residence of George W Staggs Sr. the home of James Tasker in Cabin Run District, of Mineral county, sell at public auction the personal property of the late George W Staggs Sr consisting of household and kitchen furniture, farming utensils, lumber, wagons, blacksmith tools, and other articles too numerous to mention.
The sale will begin promptly at 1 o'clock.
Terms of Sale: On all amounts under $10 cash, on amounts over $10 a credit of 90 days will be given, the purchaser to give his note with approved personal security, bearing interest from date. No property to be removed until the terms of sale are compiled with.
Executor of George W Staggs Sr
S N Moore, Auctioneer.
J M Scott, assistant superintendent of the Cumberland division of the B&O railroad, with headquarters at Keyser, since January the first, has been appointed superintendent of the Monongah Divison, with headquarters at Grafton, vice J F Keegan, transferred to the Pittsburgh division.
M H Cahill, of Buffalo, succeeds Mr Scott here. He is an old B&O official, with a wide range of experience, and comes here with a gilt edge recommendations.
Mr Scott, during his short stay here, made friends among Keyser's best citizens. He is an active and progressive railroad official , all business and system to the letter. The present promotion carries with it a substantial increase in salary.
ELEVEN CANDIDATES FOR COUNCILMEN, CITY OF KEYSER
Saturday night the list closed for candidates for the municipal primaries to be held in Keyser on Tuesday next, May 20th, The list follows:
F H Babb
Dr. E V Romig
A J Keenan
A J Boor
Geo T Carskadon
I H Offner
W W Long
Jas E Leps
H G Steorts
R M Workman
MADE TO ORDER CLOTHES
Fine line of Woolens in all new patterns to select from. Expert tailoring guaranteed. Cleaning and pressing. JACOB SAUER, 115 ARMSTRONG ST.
MINERAL COUNTY PIONEER CELEBRATES 85TH BIRTHDAY
On Friday at the old homestead, where he has resided since a boy, Thomas A McDowell, a highly respected citizen of the Shirley Lane section of Mineral county, celebrated his 85 birthday. A post card shower was his by 174 friends who remembered him. These bore many kindly expressions.
His only sister, Mrs Mary A Danner of Burlington wrote: "I wish you a happy birthday, and many more to come."
Fred Hoffman, his close friend in Keyser, said in his fellowship spirit: Thomas A McDowell, Esq. Dear Friend, As this is your anniversary, I will say my reverence in first due to my Father which is in Heaven and to him we are more than thankful today that through his kindness and good will that we are both octogenarians. You being my senior, I congratulate you on the good fight you have made and wish you many more to come."
Four years ago on a similar occasion he got 60 postcards.
Mr McDowell has nine living children-John and Miss Tirza McDowell at home, Henry L and Luke P McDowell, Keyser; Mrs J W Roberts, Chicago Junction; Mrs Levi High, Charleston; Mrs J T Grove, Luke; Alex S McDowell, Kitzmillerville. His good wife died 6 years ago. Her maiden name was Mary E Rogers, and the marriage took place in 1859.
He was born in New York City. He was the son of Joseph McDowell. The elder McDowell was a Morocco leather dresser, but modern machinery forced him to give up his trade, hence he went with his son, then 13 years old, to New Jersey, and worked on a farm.
They later crossed Pennsylvania by Harrisburg and worked awhile on the C&O canal just east of Cumberland. Later Mr McDowell took up construction work for the B&O. Finally, they came up the north branch to Ohio Bottoms, now the County Glebe, and rented this property for a time from Mr Long, ancestor of David and Isaac Long of Keyser. They then went out into the country, and the elder Banes offered then four years rent free for clearing the lands, and they took up a tract in the heart of a great wilderness, cleared it and tilled the soil, and later purchased it.
In 1890, Joseph McDowell died, aged 88 years.
The McDowells are of sturdy Irish stock, which has shown in their good, sound sense and determination to succeed all through their lives. In 1845, when Thos A McDowell was 17 years old, he attended school, at the "Old Stone Chapel" which remains today in use as a church, on the North western Pike 5 miles west of Burlington. His instructor was Mr Nattie Kuykendall, whose dust today fills a spot in the cemetery hardby the old school house. Schools at that time were few and far between and people came from miles to get instruction in the three "R's". Among his schoolmates were Jane R Arnold, Nancy P Welch, Maggie Markwood, James and William Parrill, James and Isaac Trout, John Reese, Isaac, Joseph and Jacob Kuykendall, Sanford Grayson, and Joe Dan Heiskell. In this long lapse of time, 68 years, most of these have passed to their reward and the others have scattered abroad the country.
Many friends-of enemies he has none-join in heart congratulations and the wish that this good man, one of the few yet remaining who helped to open up this county to civilization, may be spared to the century mark or beyond.
Parasols, the prettiest patterns in assorted colors for children, misses and ladies at D LONG & SON'S.
NEW HOTEL BUILDING IN WEST KEYSER WITH 36 ROOMS
W W Welker's new hotel building on W Piedmont St is well under way, being ready for the plasterers, and he expects to open it some time about the middle or last of June.
In all it has 36 rooms, and of these there is about 20 bedrooms. On the ground floor there will be located a large lobby, a large dining room and restaurant, a kitchen and some other rooms.
The building is three stories high, each floor being 36 x 60 ft. It is planned for comfort and convenience particularly of railroad and shop men. It is located near the round house and shops and will no doubt join a liberal patronage as Mr Welker is far well and favorably known to this class of trade, having for several years conducted restaurants in Keyser at place where he had much of this class of liberal trade.
The Keyser Fire Company opened their Fair, to cover a period of a week, Saturday night.
The location, back of the post office building and fronting on Davis street, is very favorable. The chilly weather cut down the attendance Saturday night.
The firemen have several booths that will be popular and J A Glaze is joining in with them, as his season's opening with his Ferris Wheel and fine Hobby Horses.
Notwithstanding cold weather, the attendance was sufficient to show a lively interest in the Fair.
Mr Glaze has a new 36 passenger Merry-Go-Round, which came today and will be set up at once. The old one had room for only 20 passengers.
J A Glaze, proprietor of the J A Glaze Amusement Co, advises us that on May the 6th, a large and modern new Ferris Wheel, making a full car of Q D stuff was shipped to him from the factory. This, he expects, to arrive any day. However, lest there be some disappointment, he is erecting his last year's Ferris Wheel on the Reynold's lot adjoining the post office Building, facing Davis St. He will have also his famous Merry-Go-Round which will make up an essential part of the amusements in the Keyser Fireman's Fair which opens tomorrow night for a week.
Mr Glaze has an attraction that proved a big success at numerous big fairs the past several years. He has his own private car, a remodeled, standard day coach. He is giving the people clean amusements, and is making a big success financially of it.
AT THE PICKWICK TO-DAY
A STORY OF PIONEER DAYS AFTER THE INDIAN RAIDS
THIS WONDERFUL WORK WILL APPEAR IN TWO PARTS.
THE FINEST WE HAD EVER OFFERED. IN ADDITION WE SHOW TONIGHT
GREAT DETECTIVE STORY
HIGHLY FEATURED BY M COSTELLO OF THE VITI CO, AND
ALSO A VERY GOOD EDUCATIONAL FILM SHOWING.
THE PART PLAYED BY AIR IN PESPIRATION
EVERYBODY SHOULD SEE THIS SPECIALTY.
THOSE DIXIE EYES OF SOUTHERN GRAY
BEAUTIFL ILLUSTRATED SONG
BEAUTIFUL RENDITION BY MRS WILDEMAN
FLAVORS FOR THIS WEEK
CHANGE OF FLAVORS WEEKLY
A. P. BROWN & BRO.
PHONE 154 59 ARMSTRONG
GREEN GOODS AND TROPICAL FRUITS
FLORIDA CABBAGE PER POUND-----------------------------5C
FLORIDA TOMATOES PER POUND---------------------------15C
CUT LETTUCE PER POUND--------------------------------------20C
GREEN ONIONS, 3 BUNCHES------------------------------------10C
RADISHES, 2 BUNCHES--------------------------------------------10C
RHUBARB (HOME GROWN) 3 BUNCHES--------------------10C
CUBAN PINEAPPLE--------------------------------------15C AND 18C
IMPORTED EXTRA FANCY LEMONS, DOZ------------------35C
LUMBER IS UP AND PRICES
STILL GOING HIGHER. BETTER
GET IN YOUR ORDERS NOW.
KEYSER, W VA
TRANSCRIBED BY CANDY SHILLINGBURG
16 AUG 2002