KEYSER W VA
TUESDAY MAY 13, 1913
FROST AND ICE COME WITH THE MAY COLD WAVE
All day Saturday the weather was very chilly, so that people got into overcoats and heavy wraps. Sunday morning a hoar frost covered the big meads on the lowlands, and ice is reported in places. However, from this freeze no serious damage seems to have been done to either fruit or vegetables.
The weather continued cool and Monday morning a much heavier frost fell and plenty of ice was frozen. In places this freeze did great damage to all seed fruits not caught by earlier spring freezes, but in most of the elevated orchards apples are still alive.
In some sections in this and adjoining counties, east of the Alleghanies, every vegetable, with corn and all the fruits are frozen, and even the leaves on the hardy forest trees.
One feature of the freeze particularly noticeable was that in the same altitude it killed almost everything perhaps a two or three mile strip and would do little damage for a like distance then become more severe. This freakish freezing is unknown before and hard to understand.
DIED IN PITTSBURGH
Murray Woodcock died late Sunday at his home at Pittsburgh. He is a nephew of C G Scribner of Water St, and Mr Scribner and son left last night for the Smokey City to be present at the funeral.
Mr Scribner just returned Thursday from Pittsburgh, where he had been attending the burial of Mrs Sarah Woodcock, his aunt.
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.
The Prep Baseball Team left here early Saturday morning for Baline, where they had planned in their over-zealousness to take in everything. Late in the evening they had returned having left their scalps dangling in the belts of the Blaine nine.
The score stood 13-unlucky number-to 0 against Keyser. The locals are not in the least discouraged by their drubbing. They say they were simply out classed.
Saturday they will play the Keyser City Team at three o'clock on the Prep athletic field. This will be an interesting game as both teams are very good.
Before the game there will be a big auto parade and McIlwee's Concert Band will furnish music.
The boys deserve encouragement in this clean, American athletic sport.
To be present at the opening of the annual national session of the B of R T, which convenes on May 19th, at San Francisco, John McMakin, a conductor, and Mrs McMakin, Joseph E Howell assistant trainmaster, and Mrs Howell, and L W Kibler, a brakeman, left first of the week over a middle west route. They will return over a southern route.
They have many side trips planned, and with the mild climate, the beautiful scenery and so many other things to interest and please the tourist, they will surely will have a delightful outing of several weeks.
BIG PAY ROLL
The monthly pay issued here yesterday to the B&O shop men and trainmen ran up to near $60,000. Soon this road will pay twice each month. This action on the part of the railroad company is greatly appreciated by both employees and business men in the towns on the system.
GRADUATING EXERCISES FOR NURSES
The graduating exercises of the Hoffman Hospital Training School for Nurses will take place at the High School Auditorium Tuesday evening, May 20th, at 8 o'clock. The public is invited.
The graduates are:
Annie E Walsh
Tempest Virginia Smith
Pearl Lash Cristy
Rev M H Keen will deliver the address. McIlwee's Orchestra will furnish the music. A reception will be held at the Hospital immediately after the graduating exercises, to which the public is most cordially invited.
DRUNKEN YOUTHS FINED
Last night seven boys, all of ages ranging in the teens, were arrested by the Keyser police and were fined $2.80 each. The charge was disorderly conduct while drinking. They were all well "soused" and created a disturbance at the carnival by being both noisy and profane. Chief Davis is determined to break up drinking by small boys as far as possible and has directed the entire police force to make a special effort to locate the parties who are selling booze to these boys and others.
PRESBYTERIAN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Mr T B Frye will leave tomorrow for Atlanta Ga, where he goes as one of four Commissioners of Winchester Presbytery to take part in the General Assembly, which convenes there May 15th, for a session of at least 10 days. The other delegates from this Presbytery are Dr Lacy of Winchester, Dr Jones of Kernstown and Geo McCauly of Moorefield
This will be the biggest meeting of the kind ever held in this country. Delegates will be there representing the Southern Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, United Presbyterian Association, and the Reformed Association.
DEATH OF ROMEO H FREER
General Romeo H Freer, aged 70, one of the most prominent and popular Republican leaders in the state, died at his home in Harrisville Friday. He was former Attorney General of the state and was a candidate for Republican nomination for governor in 1896. He was at the head of West Virginia organization tin of the G. A. R. For the past eight years he had been post master in Harrisville, and he was president of the W Va "Postmasters" Association.
L E Moran has under construction a modern 6 room house on S Main street for Osa Arnold, a B&O engineer. The walls are of concrete blocks manufactured by Mr Moran. They are of special pattern with air spaces and the like which, it is claimed, makes a much better home, as it tends to regulate temperature and prevents the dampness in long wet seasons.
BOY SHOOTS PLAYMATE
The result of two boys playing a game in imitation of a Wild West Show, finds one boy dead, shot dead instantly by his playmate, and two families plunged into grief, the tragic affair having occurred Saturday evening, when Alpheus Arvin, son of Lloyd Arvin, a mechanic, employed by the Western Maryland railroad company, aged nine years, was shot through the right temple and instantly killed by Frederick Rinker, aged seven years, son of Richard Rinker, a car painter employed by B&O shops of South Cumberland. Cumberland News of the 11th.
MILL MAKE SOUTHERN TRIP
Mrs Bertie Frey and niece Little Miss Elizabeth Leps will start Wednesday for Atlanta, Ga. They will go by Washington.
They are selecting the particular time because of special rates of the railroads because of the Presbyterian General Assembly meet in Atlanta.
At that place they will be guests of Mrs McCrary. The wil then go to Columbus Ga, to visit Mrs Dr. A B Tucker, aunt, and Mrs J H Connolly, grandmother of Miss Elizabeth. They will be gone several weeks on what promises to be a most delightful trip.
CHILD SEVERELY BURNED
Yesterday while playing about the kitchen, Walter Henry, the seven year old son of Walter S Decker, on Sharpless St, in some unaccountable way fell against the gas range and was severely burned on the hand and arm. The little fellow's hand is one solid blister all over the palm.
MAGNIFICENT ELK'S HOME
Senator O A Hood, Mayor Babb, with other members of the order in Keyser, have received an invitation to the formal opening of the home for Elks in Charleston, W Va, tomorrow. It is one of the finest buildings in the state and is magnificently furnished. Hon A E Scherr Exalted Ruler of the Charleston lodge is in a great measure responsible for this, as he was a prime mover in getting the funds for the work.
BRAINS TORN OUT
Davis W Va
John B Schroll, 26 years old, was instantly killed while working under the engine of a skidder in the Blackwater woods, near here. Something had gone wrong and he crawled under to be struck by some part of the fast moving mechanism. The top of his head was cut entirely off and his brains toppled out. He is survived by a wife and four children.
Power and hand washers, great labor and time savers, at Frye & Son's.
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.
C C McKee, B&O car inspector here, spent the past few days in Hampshire county. He took home his father A A McKee, who spent the winter here, to Capon Bridge.
Mrs Wm Martin left today on NO 6 for a visit to relatives at Youngstown Ohio.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church will hold a food sale on the big show window in the Thompson Furniture Co store, Saturday afternoon.
Two young men, Meadows and America, from Page County Virginia, arrived here this week and were immediately given employment at the B&O Keyser car shops.
J H Cannon, of JH Cannon & Co, general merchants of Ridgeville, was in Keyser over last night, a guest at the Kauffman House. He has an agency wool contract for several counties in this section W Va and Maryland, with Marcus & Horkheimer of Baltimore, and will buy extensively this Spring and Summer.
Hanna Paints are the best made. We have this prize taking, ready mixed paint in stock in all colors. Get a color card and make a selection. FRYE & SON'S.
Miss Della Vink is at I D Taylor's nursing his foster daughter, Little Miss Mary Haskins.
A card today from Baltimore announces the arrival of a son in the home of Mr and Msr Harry Shutts.
Rev F H Havvener's sermon in the Davis St M E Church on Mother's Day Sunday, was able. The church was crowded and each one was presented with a carnation.
Mrs Harry Adams, after a long spell of sickness, is able to be out again.
Roy Southerland has moved into his new home.
Messrs Herman Burke and Ed Sobraske left last night for Chicago.
If you are looking for the very best you can get for the money select your shoe for men, women, and children, all sizes, all new styles, from I M LONG'S super stock.
We want two young ladies to learn type setting. Nice work, good pay.
Miss Celia Broom has returned from Grafton.
Mrs J E Aronhalt and Mr and Mrs Ed Geldbaugh were in Terra Alta Sunday.
Mrs Chas Broom has returned from Grafton.
Mr E B Miller was here Monday on B&O business.
C H Martin was called Wednesday to the bedside of his ill and aged father, whom he has not seen for eighteen years. He lives fifteen miles east of Romney and is 74 years old.
Get best prices for porch swings, screen doors and windows by buying from FRYE & SON'S.
Ladreth Garden Seeds-Irish Cobbler, Burnbank, Hebron, and Early Rose Seed Potatoes, at MCDONALD'S.
The season of sunshine is a season of parasols. I M Long's stock comprises very man beautiful patterns in sizes for ladies, misses, and children.
Keyser W Va, May 12, 1913
To Whom it May Concern:
My wife having left my bed and boar, I will not be responsible for any bills she may contract.
J H Keller
PONY AND CART FOR SALE
A well trained animal 50 inches high with runabout, harness and equipment for driving complete. Call, phone or writ Wm G Paul, Westernport Md.
A very liberal reward will be paid to anyone who furnishes information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the parties who robbed my store on the morning of May 8th.
H G Wilson
Keyser W Va
For gas, water and heat done by expert mechanics. Write or phone for terms and plans. C C Arbogast. Keyser W Va.
PASTURE FOR STOCK
Can furnish best Blue Grass pasture for 15 or 20 head of stock. 2 ½ miles from Keyser. See Ritchie and Tyler.
AT THE PICK WICK
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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
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TRANSCRIBED BY CANDY SHILLINGBURG
JULY 11, 2002