KEYSER W VA
SEPTEMBER 13, 1912
Mrs Keziah Walker, of Forman, Grant
County, is visiting relatives in and near our village.
The Antioch Sun School had a very nice picnic in the upper end of the Gap at the Big Spring near here last Sat.
H E Thrush is doing some carpenter work for D W Taylor near Ridgeville.
Alva Rotruck, of Garrett, Ind, moved back to his old home near Martin this week.
Wm D Rotruck, of Martin, was in our village on business Mon.
Sur D G Martin did some work for the county court this week near Seymour station.
L J Mott, has done some work in Doll's and Antioch Gaps where the county roads were inured by the recent flood.
We congratulate A W Feaster on taking first prize on 10th basket of peaches at the recent Peach show in Keyser. Whetstone Ridge land raises good fruit.
BEAVER RUN ITEMS
Augustus Clinedinst died Sat night,
about 10 o'clock, at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 1 day. The
disease was inflammation of the bladder. this trouble started on him
about fifteen years ago, and in the meantime he suffered much from
it. However he kept up until last spring, when he succumbed to the
ravages of the disease sufficiently to be confined to the house. In
the meantime, he could be up part of the time but slowly succumbed,
till about a week before his decease and then sank rapidly. The
funeral was preached at the Trinity church, Mon by B W Smith.
Surviving are the widow, three sons and one daughter.
Also at the same hour Mon, old Mrs Carskadon was buried at Headsville. She was the mother of I P, Geo T, James and C W Carskadon.
G S Arnold and wife were up at Old Fields over Sun.
Misses Florence and Alta Cheshire visited in Piedmont after the institute last week and returned home Mon. The latter was at institute only as a visitor.
Mrs Eliza Carnell is on the Run visiting. She has moved her things and her home from Mr Umstot's in Burlington, where she lived about eight years.
Elijah Ludwick, of Ohio, and Miss Nan Ludwick, of the Junction, are on the Run visiting.
Mrs Grace Ziler, of Cumberland, and children, are still on the Run, but will soon return home. A few weeks ago, Virgil, the older of the two children, fell from a bicycle and broke the tibia bone in the right leg. He has done well and hops around lively now.
J B Rogers and wife and baby went to Hanging Rock to spend several days visiting relatives.
Worth Ludwick, of Somerset, Pa, is at home for a rest and recuperation.
D R Leatherman's have sold their larger farm in the Flats and later will make public sale of their stock up there. They sold to Mr Matthias. Their small farm is also for sale.
Arnold Ludwick's new buggy dazzles the eyes of the young ladies.
G S A
Sept 2 - Our quiet little village was
aroused to quite an excitement Sun morning by the appearance of a
huge bear. The citizens soon collected and was marshalled into line
of battle. Col McIntosh headed the army with his big bull dog, others
armed with shot guns, clubs, butcher knives and stones. Soon as the
command was given they made a dash for the victim. Bruin hearing the
commotion raised to his hind feet to see what it all meant. Seeing
the enemy so close at hand and too great for him to tackle alone,
thought best to retreat, so he gave them leg bail for security and
left for parts unknown.
Mr and Mrs Samuel Brewer and three children, of Keyser, were the guests of ye scribe Sun.
Grover C Vanmeter, a B&O brakeman of Keyser, was visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs I L Vanmeter Sun.
Gladys McKinzie and Master Lee Yonker, of Keyser, spent Sun and Mon with relatives.
Mrs Edith Swaner spent last week with relatives at Keyser.
Jack Longerbeam, of Cumberland, was the guest of G McIntosh Sun.
Passenger train No 2 on the W M was derailed at Dawson bridge Mon, caused by a sudden application of air. Fortunately no one was hurt and no damage done to track.
Miss Grace Vanmeter is spending this week with relatives at Keyser.
J J Dawson, of Frost, and Mr A B Baker, of Ridgeley, were among friends here Sun.
The hot weather has reached clear to
the top of the mountain, and there is no relief from Sol's burning rays.
The sporting Nimrods are bagging squirrels in large numbers.
One of Uncle Sam's boys, David J Smith, of the Marine Barracks, Annapolis Md, enjoyed a ten days furlough, with relatives and friends the past week. He spent 32 months at Panama and has almost forgotten how winter feels.
Ralph, the infant son of Mr and Mrs John McDonald, died at Atlantic, near Elk Garden, last week, aged three months. Funeral sermon by Rev F C Rollman at the chapel at Atlantic and interment in the Clearspring cemetery.
J Goodleo Jackson, prohibition candidate for governor and J Howard Holt, prohibition candidate for attorney general, will speak at Blaine Sat, Sept 14,at 1 pm.
Rev J W Bedford will speak on the street in the Elk Garden, Sat evening, Sept 14 at 7:30 on the amendment.
Rev W W White is conducting a successful revival at Emoryville. He is assisted by Rev F C Rollman and the people at Emoryville are taking an active part in the meetings.
Rev John A Shockey has secured Rev J W Bedford to preacher at the Nethken Hill church re-dedication on Sept 15. This church has recently been re-roofed and otherwise repaired.
The widow of the late Robert Campbell, formerly of Elk Garden, died in Kitzmiller, Sept 6, 1912, at an advanced age. The remains were interred in Davis Cemetery, Md. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev L C Messick. She leaves two daughters and three sons.
This week Jacob Stullenbarger threshed his oat crop of 18 bushels, nearly 35 bushels to the acre,and it was injured somewhat by smut. Two and three-fourth acres of the old variety of oats yielded 122 1/2 bushels, or 44 bushels to the acre. One acre of buckwheat yielded 37 bushels.
Mrs George May's mind has been seriously affected and on Wed of this week she was taken to Weston for treatment. She has a babe about one month old.
Toot, toot! Ting-a-ling! The train comes and goes as usual, but we had 35 days with railroad communication. It is fine to be in touch with the world again. The teachers of Mineral and adjoining counties willing to soon forget the excursion the T M & P railroad through the great Knobley orchard, and also the privilege of apple-eating, song-singing, and story-telling surrounded by delicious fruit.
As Milton says "It was delectable to behold at to taste." The courtesy of Mr and Mrs D A Arnold was royal, and fully appreciated by the teachers.
PRESS (PETERSBURG) OF 5TH
David Mongold and family of Keyser,
are visiting relatives in this community.
Marshall Norwood, of Burlington, was visiting his sister, Mr J N Shobe, Sat and Sun.
Mr and Mrs Arthur Tutwiler, of Hampshire Co, were here the first of the week visiting E J Allen.
Rev J Hoge Smith left Tues morning for Gerardstown to assist Rev R A White in a revival meeting.
Misses Sallie Breathed and Grace and Nina Taylor left Wed for Romney to attend school at Potomac Academy.
Geo W Landes, accompanied by Dr W H Siple, took his son, Eston, to Cumberland Wed, where it is expected he will be operated on. He has been sick for several days, and has been suffering much pain.
Arthur E Kessel has been appointed postmaster at Greenland, Grant Co, to succeed C E Reed, resigned, and Andrew J Wilson has been appointed Post master at Box, Pendleton co, to succeed R G Cunningham, resigned.
Mrs John Cox, died at her home at Brushy Run last Fri morning. She had been in delicate health for some time. Mrs Cox is survived by her husband and several children, also several brothers and sisters, among whom are Daniel E Crites, of Rough Run, this county, and Mrs George Hyre, of Old Fields, Hardy Co.
We are sorry to learn that Mrs R C Shumaker, who spent several months at her home at Pansy, and visiting friends here and at Moorefield, and recently returned to her home at Wildell, is now in the Elkins hospital with typhoid fever. Mrs Shumaker contracted the disease while on the trip, as she was confined to her bed in one week after her arrival and there are no other cases in her home town.
Miss Sallie Strader died at her home here Sat night at 12 o'clock, after an illness of three weeks of typhoid fever, aged about 59 years. The funeral took place Mon morning at 10 o'clock, services being conducted at the house by Rev H Lawson, of the M E Church, and Rev J Hoge Smith, of the Presbyterian church, after which the remains were interred in the Petersburg cemetery. The deceased had been a member of the church for many years. She is survived by her father, Walter Strader, and one sister, Mrs Jemima Armentrout.
Born Sun to Mr and Mrs Raymond Hill, a ten pound son.
W C Cochran, and daughter Miss Rose, are visiting relatives in and near Staunton Va.
Miss Silva Armentrout and A L Ward, were married recently at Upper Tract, by Rev Shrader.
E G Kessel, who has typhoid fever, is now improving slowly. The other two fever patients, Miss Vernon Plauger and Gilbert Ketterman are also getting along nicely.
H S Judy, O M Smith and A A and B G Roby, are erecting silos on their farms. We understand that Mrs Smith is erecting three, Mr Judy two, and the Messrs Roby one each.
Henry Reel, of Keyser, is here visiting the scenes of his boyhood days. It has been thirty years since he was here last. Mr Reel lost all of his property in the recent big waters along New Creek.
Sept 2 - Dr J B Johnson and family, of Laneville, were visiting relatives here last week.
Mr J M Nugent, spent part of last week at Three Churches.
Miss Olivia Johnston and Miss Lamarian Mason, of Morgantown, has been visiting Mr and Mrs G P Mason for a couple of weeks.
Miss Melva Barey, of Jennings Md, has been visiting her mother, Mrs John Bartley, for a few days.
Mrs R E Donovan, who has been visiting at Lahmansville for some time, came home Sat, accompanied by her brother, John Rexroad.
Miss Myrtle Saucer, who was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, has returned home.
Mrs Geo Snyder, and daughters, Mabel and Susan of Elkins, are visiting Mrs Snyder's parents, Mr and Mrs Frank Layton.
Mrs J M Moore, of Rawlings, was in town today.
C E Hickerson, of Cumberland, was the guest of Mr and Mrs J T Shumaker over Sun.
Mrs Frank Colburn and daughter, Margaret of Thomas, were the guests of Mrs H W Nine last Sun.
HARDY COUNTY NEWS
Moorefield Examiner of 5th
Uncle Charlie Heath, of near Kessel, has been quite ill for some time. Uncle Charles is quite old and his illness will likely go hard with him.
A W Seymour is visiting his brother, C C Seymour, at Cedar Cliff, and is attending the Home Coming In Cumberland.
Bird Greenwalt, of Purgittsville, and Miss Roxana Wolf, of near Bass, were married here yesterday evening.
Mrs Carl Michael, of Williamsport, has been quite ill with appendicitis, but is improving slowly.
Will Simmons, of Keyser, spent a few days here last week visiting relatives.
One of Mort Simmon's sons hurt his leg right badly with an ax yesterday.
Miss Lola Price, of Washington, arrived yesterday evening on a visit to her parents, Mr and Mrs R C Price.
Mrs A W Cornell received a telegram yesterday announcing the serious illness of her mother, at Bellevue, Ohio. She left this morning for her bedside.
Mrs Harrison Baldwin and son, who have been in Youngstown, Ohio, for some time, returned to their home here this week.
B A Stinner, came up from Keyser and spent Sun with home folks here. He was accompanied by Fred Bartley, of Pittsburg.
Miss Della White, who has been visiting at W F Friddle's for several week's left last Sat for her home at Moundsville.
Mrs L H Friddle and two sons Merle and William of Harrisonburg, arrived here yesterday and are guests of Mr and Mrs Will Friddle.
Miss Leah Kesner, who has been visiting here for a few weeks, returned to her home in Keyser, Sat last. Her aunt, Mrs M M Bean, accompanied her home.
W A Allen left Mon morning for Richmond Va, after his son Carl, who was operated upon for appendicitis about six weeks ago. He is now improving nicely.
Mrs C E Lewis and Miss Daisey Rice, of Luke, who visited relatives here, returned home last week. Mr Lewis came up and spent a day and returned with them.
Mrs Ben Tharp and baby, who have been visiting in Youngstown O, for some time, returned to Moorefield first of the week. Mrs Tharpls health is much improved, we are glad to say.
We are informed that Prof E M Hyde has been employed to teach the school at Dayton Va. This is one of the best schools in the Valley of Va.
F C Welton, of Cumberland, spent Tues night here, having come up to see his mother, Mrs Sallie Welton, who has not been so well for several days.
Jos Bean, of Hampshire Co, was in this section for a few days this week. We are informed that Mr Bean has sold his fruit farm in that county and was here looking for a place.
Raymond Love, eldest son of Dr and Mrs R W Love was kicked in the stomach by a horse Mon night. The little fellow was right sick for a while, but is now improving.
Some miscreants raided Seymour Fishers and Conway Scott's watermelon patches near Drugon the past week and what they did not eat they mashed up. We understand they have sworn out warrants for the arrest of the parties.
Dr Brooks was called Mon to see Guy Boggs, an eleven year old boy living back of McNeill, who was bitten in the heel by a copperhead snake. He is getting along nicely now.
Misses Ann and Belle Gibson, who have been visiting here for several weeks, left Wed for Romney.
T K Siever is making some improvements to the public school house by putting in a water system &c.
Mrs Ralph Darden, who has been visiting Mr and Mrs E O Harwood for several weeks, left Wed for her home in Elkins, accompanied by her father, E O Harwood Sr, who has been visiting here.
Cashier J Wm Gilkeson, entertained a number of his gentleman friends to dinner yesterday evening, it being Mr Gilkeson's birthday. A delightful repast was served, and all spent a most pleasant evening.
Mrs C M Kittle, who has been visiting here for a few weeks, left Sat morning for Thomas and Beverly to visit relatives. She was accompanied by her mother, Mrs Jos I Cunningham.
Miss Inez McNeill left this week for Elkins, where she will teach the coming winter.
Born to Mr and Mrs Charles Vance, last week, a son.
Mrs David Riggleman went to Cumberland yesterday on a visit to relatives.
Dr R W Love left first of the week for Baltimore, with Mrs Walter Wheaton, and Miss Cornelis VanMeter, where they were operated upon by Dr Kelley. The operation was very successful and they are getting along nicely. Mrs Geo H Kuykendall, Miss Mary Williams and Mr Wheaton accompanied them.
John L Eberly, and son, of Elkins, arrived Mon evening on a visit to relatives here.
B B McMechen, who has been here for a week or more on business, returned to Glendale Sun.
Mr and Mrs Jesse Fisher, who spent several weeks at Franklin, have returned to their home.
Mr and Mrs Jas Zell, of Burlington, spent a few days here last week visiting friends and relatives.
Mrs Emma Shillingburg is on a visit
to her daughter, Mrs E S Haines, of Slainesville W Va.
Mr Nim Alkire, of Stony River, was here on business last week.
Dr F L Baker, of Burlington, passed through here in an auto last week. The doctor has many warm friends here who are always pleased to see him.
Mr F H Brock has been on the sick list for several days.
Mrs Dora E Whisner, of Detroit Mich, visited her mother, Mrs Jane Ellis, last week.
Mrs Anna Kitzmiller and Miss Olive B Junkins were in Elk Garden shopping last Wed.
Mrs Mary Barrick, of Elk Garden, was visiting friends here last week.
Rev Mr Eubank, our Presbyterian minister, returned to school at Richmond Va, Tues.
Messrs Wilbur and Charles Ludwick, of Burlington, were the guests of E A Ludwick last Sat and Sun.
Deputy Sheriff Kimble, of Bayard, was here on business last week.
In the Tribune some time ago, Roland, of Elk Garden, said "there was no such a thing as a cloud burst". The Christian Advocate of New York, said a "Cloud Burst practically destroys town of Lebannon Ohio!" Now what we would like to know is which is right? or are both right?
While trimming a tree today, Tues, David Kitzmiller, cut off one of his great toes with an ax. Dr J Oliver Lantz was sent for, and sewed it on.
Mr Joe Endler, of Stony River, visited friends here last Sat.
In our letter last week, we intended to say Lewis Junkins went to Morgantown to buy a farm, instead of Lewis Duling.
Mr W B Leatherman, of Burlington, came out after Miss Emma Duling, last Sun.
Miss Maggie Duling and Mr W W Rogers, of Blaine, were on a pleasure drive to Hartmonsville last Sun.
We see that oats in Ill are selling at 27c per bu. Here they are selling for $1 per bu. Freight must be high.
Mrs Robert Campbell died at the home
of her daughter, Mrs A L Lee, on Fri morning at 11 o'clock. She had
been in poor health for some months, but her death came at an
unexpected moment, as she was able to be up and around the house at
the time of her death. The doctor in attendance pronounced her death
due to heart trouble. The funeral services were conducted at the home
of Mr and Mrs Lee on Mon morning at 10 o'clock, by Rev L C Messick,
pastor of the United Brethern Church at this place. Interment took
place at the old homestead in the family cemetery. She is survived by
the following children: Mrs Margaret Bray, of Swanton Md; Mrs A L
Lee, Mrs Mary Rhodes, Miss Alice, Joseph, Robert and James, of this
place, and Benjamin of Deer Park.
The infant son of Mr and Mrs Robert Marville, died at their home in Blaine, W Va, on Sun morning. Funeral services were conducted at M E Church on Mon at 3 o'clock by Rev C C Reed, pastor of M E Church.
Prof Elmer W Hoenshel delivered two very interesting and instructive lectures in the M E Church on Thurs and Fri nights at 8 o'clock. His subjects were "The Passion Play" and "Where the Master Trod."
An all day meeting was held in the grove on last Sun by Rev L C Messick."
Mr Sydney Tyler, who has been confined to his home for several weeks with typhoid fever, was removed to Keyser hospital on Mon evening, and is doing nicely.
Edith, the little daughter of Dr and Mrs J H Ravenscraft, who was taken with typhoid fever in the last few days, was taken to Hoffman's hospital in Keyser on Wed evening. This is the third case of typhoid fever in their family in a few months.
Mr J E Chappell is preparing to move from his home on Main Street to the Browning Hotel building where he, together with Dr Marion Wynlap and Dr Hugh Strachan will establish the new Marion Home.
Mrs Sue Laughlin returned home Wed evening from several days visit to Atlantic City and other eastern cities.
Mrs Ed Dasher is visiting the home of her parents in Parsons W Va, this week.
Miss Ida Wilson, attended the Institute at Oakland this week.
Mr G W Coffman is spending his vacation with friends and relatives in Mauerstown Va.
Earl B Steiding motored to Keyser W Va, Fri to spend a few days among friends.
Miss Maggie Paugh, of Grafton W Va, is spending her vacation with her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs David Densmore, at Woodland.
Samuel Dawson, of Lord, went to his home Fri at Reese Mills, W Va, to attend the wedding of his sister.
James Munsey of Luke, spent Sun with Mr William G McFarland, who was injured a week ago at Ocean mine No 1.
Little Miss Ora Thompson, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Thompson, of Tyconnell, W Va, who are here visiting Mrs Thompson's sister, Mrs Wm Trully, had the misfortune to fall down the stair steps and break her arm.
MOUNT STORM ITEMS
Mt Storm is getting a touch of high
prices. The new school house to be built at this place is to cost a
thousand dollars. J H Schaffer has the contract.
James Endler has the contract for moving what was formerly Mt Storm school house and also the White Hall school house. He expects to move them without tearing them down.
Mrs Nettie Mackley expects to move into her new house the last of this week.
C M Fisher took Ed D Hanlin, Jas J Idleman and Mrs Nettie Mackley to Keyser in his auto Mon morning.
M D Neville, who lived with his son Robert, four miles north of Gorman, died last Fri morning. The remains were brought here Sun morning and laid to rest beside his wife, who preceded him to the Spirit World about seven years ago.
Uncle Mort, as he was familiarly known, was one of the old landmarks of this county. He was in his ninety-first year. He had been a consistent member of the M E Church, South, for about thirty-five years.
We are having the warmest weather now of the season. Some people are making hay and some are cutting buckwheat.
J J and Job Cosner started out Mon with their thresh box and gasoline engine to do the threshing for the neighbors. They had a break down the first day and only threshed twelve bushels. "A bad beginning for a good ending" you see.
Miss Mabel Neville came up from Institute and spent several days visiting here.
A goodly number of folks from here attended the quarterly meeting at Gormania last Sun.
Mrs Nettie Mackley is moving her new house this week
Parker Bros finished haymaking here and went home last week.
Rev Mr Eubank, who has been preaching here during his summer vacation for two years, preached his farewell sermon Sun morning.
X O X
Oakland, Sept 5 - Prof H B DeWitt,
one of Garrett county's oldest and best teachers, may enter the
service of the B&O railroad, at Keyser W Va. He is there looking
into the matter.
Mr and Mrs John Connell, of Hutton, have as their guests, Miss Virginia White of Lonaconing, and Misses Elizabeth and Marion Glover, of Keyser.
Harry L Porter, has purchased Harry Helbig farm near Oakland. Consideration, $5,000.
Harry Weimer went to Keyser Tues to spend a few days.
W W Shearer and wife and little daughter, Mary, who spent three weeks at Oakland, have returned to Cumberland.
Mrs George E Bishoff and wife and Miss Jennie Legge of Missouri, will leave Fri for Barnum, W Va, to visit his on, Howard Bishoff.
Wm Kesner, who conducted a meat business in Thos Little's building, has made an assignment in favor of Mr G S Hamill. -Oakland Democrat of 5th.
Sept 4 - Fire this afternoon destroyed two houses at Mt Lake Md. Dr Yost of St Louis, was in the cottage of his mother, Mrs M A Yost, alone, heating on a gas stove a kettle of roofing tar. Suddenly there was an explosion. Dr Yost's hat and clothing were set on fire, part of his hair was burned off, and his neck and arms were badly burned.
Before the alarm could be given, the whole building was on fire. The fire Department of Oakland, was taken to the Park by automobiles. The Yost house was soon in ashes and Mrs J T Cornwell's two story twelve room house was also destroyed. The loss in the Cornwell property will reach about $25,000. About fifty automobiles and carriages and buggies from Oakland brought crowds to the park.
PENDLETON COUNTY NEWS
The distinguished visitors who arrived Mon to attend the reunion were the Hon W G Brown of Kingwood, Hon William R Thompson, Huntington and Ignatius Brennan, Irish poet of Wheeling.
Mr and Mrs Jesse Fisher, of Moorefield, came up last Fri and will spend a week or so.
Born on Fri to Mr and Mrs Walter Bowman, a son.
Morris Masters of Sherman Texas, who has been a visitor here for the past three weeks, left a few days ago for New York, where he will enter a business college.
Mr and Mrs C H Vossler, C E Vossler and Dr Highberger, of Maysville, spent a few hours in town Mon on their way to Staunton.
C A Carskadon, who has been enjoying the bass fishing for the past week,has returned to his home in Philadelphia.
Mr and Mrs I S Welton and W C VanMeter and son Kenny, of Petersburg, are visitors of Mr and Mrs W B Anderson.
M C Winters, Taylor Morrison, H H Stover and R A Welch of Keyser, were visitors here Mon and Tues of this week.
Mr and Mrs I B Wilson, of Moundsville, and Mrs Edgar Welton of Petersburg, arrived here Mon to attend the reunion.
J G Huffman, Louis Heiner, Col M A Chew, Louis Heiner Jr, John Heiner, J G Heiner of Wheeling and Edward Delgard of Gormania, chauffeur, are here on a fishing trip.
Franklin, Sept 2 - The Confederate Reunion held here Tues and Wed of last week was a success in every respect. Appropriate addresses were made by Hon W G Brown of Kingwood; Hon W R Thompson of Huntington; Hon H G Kump and Col Strieby of Elkins; Judge R W Daily of Romney; Hon B H Hiner and Dr Fred Moomau of our town and Dr H H Jones of Doe Hill, Va. Hon Ignatius Brennan entertained the large audiences with his songs and recitations. Excellent music was furnished by the Dixie club and the Elkins and Circleville brass bands.
Miss Erma Bolton of Morgantown, arrived last week on a visit to her many friends.
Misses Mame Daugherty and Emma Bolton are visiting friends at Fort Seybert.
Mrs Frank Cox and daughter, Miss Dorothy, returned Sat from a short visit to friends in Uniontown, Penn.
W A Campbell, M S Hodges and family and Mason and Pent Boggs are attending the stock fair in Montery.
Dr James John, who spent several months here with Dr Robert Thacker, left Mon for his home at Blacksburg Va, to the regret of his many friends.
Dr Fred Hammer is moving his family into his new dwelling in North Franklin.
Miss Violet Hiner has returned to Va and will resume her studies at Bridgewater College in a few days.
Mr and Mrs Jesse Fisher left first of the week for their home near Moorefield after a two weeks stay at Hotel Daugherty.
W C Cochran and daughter Miss Rose, of Petersburg, spent Mon night in town on their way to Montery.
Mrs W W Harper is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs C G Teter, of Riverside.
Mrs Adam Smith died the other day. She was a very old lady and a good woman>
Mrs Eugen Keister is sick.
Cos Siple and J F Boberts (?sic) of Alaska, were visiting her last week.
L S Cook left here Sun night for Cumberland to visit his son and daughter.
Henry McClung of New York, is visiting his father here.
Chickenpox is the order of the day here.
Sat, Aug 30th, while everybody was at work, they received the sad news that Oscar Shreve's wife had drowned. People quit their work and ran to the rescue, but on arrival found that the drowned was beyond recovery. Her husband being away form home, she started some time (not known exactly) in the morning with her oldest child, which was about five years old, to hunt her cow. After some time, the little child returned to its home and told its aged grandparents, who live in an adjoining house that mother had fallen down the river and didn't move any more.
Sept 6 - Mr Robert C Dye, who had
been for last three months visiting his relatives in various parts of
Indiana, has returned home.
Mrs J C Welton of Fairmont who had been visiting here has returned home.
Mr Silas J Cleveland, who is getting out timber for the Davis Coal & Coke Co, at Beryl, cut his knee.
Mr George T Murphy of Piedmont, is in a critical condition. He was taken to the Hoffman Hospital, Keyser, by Drs Z T Kalbaugh and Hoffman Thurs.
A festival was held at Powerlick Sat
evening for the benefit of the U B minister.
Thurman Brown, of Doman, Hardy Co, spent Sat and Sun at the home of E G Ruckman. He will tach the school here at Purgittsville this coming winter. Will commence Oct 14th, next.
Miss Lillian Purgit is spending last week and this visiting relatives in Keyser and Cumberland and Bayard.
Mrs Fred Huffman, of Keyser, is visiting relatives at New Creek and Keyser.
Mr and Mrs J H High returned Sat from a month's visit in Ohio and Illinois among relatives.
Jerald Veach returned to the navy Fri accompanied by Charley Anderson.
Frank Smith has built a front porch to H N Kelly's house, near here, which adds much to the convenience as well as looks.
Raymond Arnold has a very bad sprained ankle, caused by jumping off a wagon at the High Knob orchard.
Robert and Amanda Rinker spent from Wed until Fri of last week at the home of Isaac Bobo, on Patterson's Creek.
J V Huffman is erecting an addition to his house, which adds much to the convenience.
Mrs Wm Payne, of Keyser, came to the home of her father, Noah Hottinger, near here, first of last week to improve her health.
North High has a bunch of men clearing for an orchard on River Hill, south of High Knob, in Hardy Co.
Popularity contests seem to be all
the go around the county seat.
Two newspapers and every girl in town seem to be trying to gain popularity. This is an awful nice thing to have. Several or all of the candidates running for office this fall want it and should get in the contest. This community, in order not to get too far behind the procession, has started a popularity contest. Any lady or gentleman bringing in the best crazy quilt made by their own hands, or by the help of others, between now and the Farmers Institute, will be given a certificate of popularity. This certificate will be hand made and signed by the leading citizens of this section. The rules governing the contest are as follows:
1st - No quilt will be accepted if it looks crazier than the maker. To be decided by the judges.
2nd - The instigator of the contest gets all the quilts after the contest.
3rd - No contestant will be allowed to enter who is under eight years of age.
4th - Cigar bands are not to be used as patches as they will not last.
5th - All quilts have to be not less than 6X8 feet. In addition to the above named certificate a fine 25c mouth harp will be given as second prize. This makes the contest legal as there has to be some kind of musical instrument connected with the contest. Everybody get busy and have a quilting party.
The Smith family reunion will be held at Van Myra Camp Ground Sept 17th and 18th. This is advertised as a farmers institute but as all the instructors are named Smith it was thought better to call the gathering a Smith reunion. All the Smiths in the county are urgently requested to be there. Come even if your name isn't Smith, you can possibly learn something you never heard of before. The spraying of fruit and the scientific raising of soja beans will be discussed until the subject is exhausted, or the speaker.
The railroad is getting more like one every day. The car windows stick just like they do on the main line. Passengers have to call Jim Ike to raise them with a crow-bar and he is getting very expert. Nearly all the folks have learned to come out and see the train come in and most of them have gotten so they can sleep of nights just as well as they did before it came.
Ike Poling passed through here Sat on his way to Burlington. He was accompanied by his brother Joe. They went down to get some corn meal. Ike has been offered the job of watching the crossing at Markwood School house. He declined. Says he wouldn't mind it in the day so much but this thing of having to get up at all hours of the night does not agree with him.
Lou Wallace, the accommodating agent at Fleatown, was in Burlington last week.
A feather from the wing of love was left at the home of Luther Pinkwhiskers Meyers last week. It was not learned whether they could call it Sallie or John.
Miss Minnie Swift attended teachers institute at the county seat last week. Minnie says she didn't have a very good time as Cam was out of town. Try and be in town next time, Cam.
Hez Root was in town one day last week and took in the institute. Hez says it looked right foolish to see a bunch of supposedly intelligent men and women standing up and singing something about Little Wee Wee and This Little Pig Went to Market. He left before they began playing Pussy in the corner.
J Sloan Arnold and family re visiting around among their kin on the Creek this week. They will "do the Run" next week.
Capt Parrill, overseer of the poor,was around this week looking after his constituence.
The Farmers Institute, next week bids fair to be a grand success. The dinner will be served a la basket in hand. If everybody comes there will be quite a crowd.
Uncle Hiram Root has been complaining ever since campmeeting but at this writing is about the same.
Sept 10 - We are now having fair
weather and very hot days, ranging from 88 degrees to 93 degrees F,
in the shade.
Our farmers are making a good use of the good weather. Some are mowing whilst near all will finish this week. The vines of our immense potato crop are blighting and potatoes are threatened with rot.
Huckleberry season is about over but the boys have not got the black all off their mouths yet.
Last Sat night some party or parties cut a bee-tree that Minor Cooper had found near his house and Sun Minor quoted more scripture - especially proper names - than the whole Sun school near his place.
Elmer Kuhn and Misses Sely Kuhn and Minty Cooper took in "Home Coming" at Cumberland last Thurs.
Rev Mr Leeper, an evangelist of the Presbyterian church, closed an eight days meeting at Hartmonsville last Sun night. Last night he preached to a packed house at Rehoboth, today he leaves for some other field.
Rev and Mrs Eubank who have been with us all summer, leave today for Richmond Va, where Mr Eubank will again enter U T Seminary to complete his course. The love and best wishes of this entire community go with them. From next Sun one week Rev L C Messick, of the U B Church, will preach his last sermon for this Conference year at Rehoboth.
Uncle Luke Kitzmiller is again right poorly. We hear of no other sickness in our neighborhood.
We notice in the obituary of our good and venerable friend, the late Col M D Neville, published last week, that the writer says "He had been a surveyor by profession." Now the following bit of his family history, as related to us a few years ago by the Colonel himself, may be interesting to many of the readers of the Tribune. Col Neville's grandfather, General Neville, of Old Fields - then Hampshire County, Va, was a surveyor and C E. He worked with Geo Washington whilst he was surveying for Lord Fairfax in and about the Old Fields. Gen Neville also bought his farm on the South Branch of Lord Fairfax. Gen Neville was also appointed on behalf of the state of Va to act in behalf of his state, with a surveyor appointed by Pa, to run the dividing line between those two states, which they did, by beginning at the corner of Md - the western end of the Mason and Dixon Line - and extending said line until Pa had her five degrees westward from the Delaware river, thence north until the struck the Ohio River below Pittsburg. they made a report of their survey, which was ratified by the Legislatures of both states.
Major Neville, the Colonel's father, who owned an immense body of land in the Alleghany mountains, but at that day not very valuable, was also a surveyor. He ran the dividing line between Hampshire and Hardy counties. The colonel had his field notes in his possession and gave me the calls of said line, but I have now forgotten them, but the beginning is at the mouth of Stony River, and runs straight to the top of High Knob, a distance of twenty miles and some poles.
The Colonel's son, Robt L Neville, is a surveyor also.
VISITORS TO TERRA ALTA
Mr Thrush and daughter, Miss Sarah,
of Keyser, spent several days here last week guests of Cornelius
?Candy and family.
Mrs Ed Kinney of Keyser, is the guest of Mrs John Kinney this week.
Mr and Mrs Henry Gusendorf, of Keyser, were the guest of Mr and Mrs Parley DeBerry a few days last week.
Mrs H C Jones and little daughter, Helen, of Oakland, have been the guests of relatives here for the past week.
Mrs Earl Lowry and Miss Helen Warner, of Keyser, returned home Tues after spending a week here with their sister, Mrs Herbert H White. -Republican of Sept 5th.
Martin J McGuire and Miss Beatrice Curran, daughter of Mr and Mrs W H Curran, were married Fri and St Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport. Four priests officiated, Rev Fathers Gallagher and Flood, of Westernport, Quinn of Barton, and Dillon of Baltimore. Miss Sallie Curran was maid of honor and Thomas White was groomsman.
BRAKEMAN SQUIRES WEDS
L S Squires, a third division brakeman, and Miss Vida Hesser, of Grafton, were married at Cumberland, Sept 5th. The bride came up to Cumberland to attend the home week celebration, and here the marriage took place unknown to the parents, who were apprised of it afterward. Mr and Mrs Squires will reside in Keyser. The groom is a native of Anstem, W Va.
FLEEK - DAWSON
On Sept 8th, 1912, at the home of the
bride at Rees Mills, Rev G W Yost united in marriage Mr Arthur A
Fleek and Miss Ora M Dawson, two of Mineral County's splendid young
people. They will reside at Frostburg where the groom is employed.
NEFF - MIDDLETON
J W Neff and Florence V Middleton, were married Sat evening at 8 o'clock by Rev Kilmon, of Grace M E church. -Cumb News of 11th.
STOLE A MARCH
It has just been learned that Mr T B Leatherman, formerly of Antioch, but now of Davis W Va, and Miss Lucy E Hollenback of Reeses Mill W Va, one of Mineral Co's popular teachers, were secretly married at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev I F Roberts, of New Creek, March 30, 1912. We join their many friends in wishing them happiness.
JENNINGS - MOHLER
Announcement was made her on Sat evening
of the marriage of Miss Beryl Mohler and Mr Charles Jennings of this
city which took place on Thurs in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the
ceremony was performed by the Rev Mr Broghton, pastor for the First
Methodist Church. The marriage was quite a surprise to the friends of
the young couple who were not taken into their confidence until it
The bride had been visiting friends in Columbus, Ohio, and later went to Chillicothe, where she was the guest of Miss Pauline Woodward. On Thurs the groom went to Cincinnati and was joined by the bride elect and Miss Woodyard (?sic) and the ceremony occurred that evening.
Mr and Mrs Jennings passed through here on Sat evening enroute to the groom's summer home at West Union, where they will remain for a month or so, with the exception of a short visit made to the bride's parents next week. Mrs Jennings is a daughter of Mr and Mrs D H Mohler of Green Street and is a pretty and very attractive young lady. The groom is a son of Mrs Virginia Jennings of Eighth street and is a young man of excellent traits. Owning with his mother a large farm in the vicinity of West Union, his summers are spent there in its development and the winters are in this city. Both young people have hosts of friends who will extend congratulations on the happy event. -Parkersburg Sentinel of 9th.
The bride is a sister of Mrs Dr W J Koelz of this place and she has many relatives and friends here.
SWADLEY - RUDDLE
Oliver Swadley of Piedmont W Va, and Miss Lelia Ruddle, daughter of Mrs John Ruddle, were united in marriage in the Ruddle Church on the evening of Sept 5, 1912, at 8 o'clock, by Rev C R Lacey, in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. After spending a few days in the county they will leave for their future home in Mineral Co. -Franklin Review of 6th
COCHRANE - WOODWARD
The marriage of Mr Alpheus Beall Cochrane
and Miss Margaret A Woodward of this city, was solemnized yesterday
morning at 11 o'clock by Rev Frederick B Howden, at the rectory of St
John's Protestant Episcopal Church, Georgetown D C. Rev Howden was a
former rector of Emmanuel Episcopal church this city.
Mr and Mrs Cochrane will take up their residence at Cambridge, Md, where the groom is at present engaged in the development of a timber tract. -Cumb Times of 6th.
License to wed were granted at Cumberland as follows:
Aug 31 - Dominic Martino and Luchergia Perone, both of Piedmont W Va.
Sept 6 - Frank Getson of Cumberland Md and Isabel Louisa Brown, of Lonaconing Md.
Henry B Davies of Youngstown O, and Edna Blue of Cumberland Md.
William Harvey McAtee and Letitia Elizabeth Divilbiss, both of Cumberland Md.
Mirl William Irvine of Marlinton W Va, and Bessie May Oliver of Cass W Va.
Harold George Hobbs and Clara Virginia McCullough, both of Cumberland Md.
HASKELL - KIMMELL
License to marry were issued at Oakland last Tues to Robert E Haskell, of Thomas and Miss Nellie E Kimmell, of Keyser. The bride is a daughter of Mr and F L Kimmell, and her many friends join us in wishing the young couple much happiness.
REV C R PAGE HURT
Rev C Randolph Page of Winchester Va, one of the oldest and best-known clergymen of the Episcopal Church in the diocese of Md and Va, fell when walking on Ridgeley street yesterday afternoon. His head struck the curbing. He was taken to the Md University Hospital, where a wound between the eyes was dressed. Mr Page will return to his home in Winchester this morning. He was chaplain of the First Regiment, Md National Guard, for several years. A veteran of the Confederate Army, he served on "Stonewall" Jackson's staff. He is 70 years old. -Balt Sun of 3rd.
AGED WOMAN DIES
Mrs Margaret Strother, known as "Aunt Juky" died Fri, August 30, 1912, at her home near Medley in Grant County, aged about 84 years. The remains were buried in the Lahmansville cemetery. Deceased was probably the oldest woman in that community.
JACOB LILLER DEAD
Mr Jacob Liller an old well known resident of Keyser, where he followed the tinning business for a number of years, died Sept 9, 1912, at the home of his daughter, Mrs Thos White, in Cumberland at the age of 67 years. The remains were brought here Tues morning and taken to Ridgeville for burial. Funeral services were conducted by Rev J H Brunk. He leaves two daughters and one son, Mrs Thos White of Cumberland, Mrs Mollie Hartman and Ed D Liller of Keyser.
MRS REBECCA CARSKADON DEAD
Mrs Rebecca Carskadon died at her
home on Main St, last Mon morning, Sept 9, 1912, at about three
o'clock. Mrs Carskadon had lived for years in Keyser and was one of
the most highly respected christian ladies in this section. She was a
daughter of the late James Parker, and the widow of the late James
Carskadon, and was greatly beloved by all who knew her for her
exalted christian character. thus, it is our people are called upon
to mourn the loss of another mother in Zion, the like of whom are
scarce in these days. Until old age prevented she was a faithful
worker in the church, the M E of which she had been a faithful member
for years. She had lived to a ripe old age, having reached the
remarkable age of 83 years, filled with useful christian experience
and rich with good deeds and noble example.
She is survived by four sons and two daughters, viz: Isaac P and Charles of Headsville; Col Geo T, Jas T and Miss Alice Carskadon, and Mrs J B Fetzer, of Keyser.
Funeral Services were held Tues morning at her late home, conducted by her pastor, Rev F H Havener, after which the remains were conveyed to Headsville and laid beside those of her husband, who preceded her to the home beyond many years.
The funeral sermon was preached at the Headsville church by Rev Mr Havener and Mr Bartlet, pastor on the charge, assisted in the services.
EWING HALL DIES FROM INJURIES
J Ewing Hall, who had been braking on
the Third Division of the B&O railroad for the past two months,
met with an accident at an early hour Tues morning that caused his
death on Tues night, Sept 10, 1912. He was flagman on Conductor E
Thany's train, and after coupling a car at Newburg he stepped back,
when passenger train No 4 struck him, knocking him under the train,
cutting off one leg, mashing one arm and otherwise badly injuring
him. He was at once picked up by the crew and hurried to the hospital
at Grafton, where he lingered until that night when he died.
His mother was notified of the accident and went out on No 3 Tues morning, accompanied by her son, Franklin, and was with him when the end came. He was conscious almost to the last and told them how the accident happened. The remains were brought home on No 8 Wed morning.
Mr Hall was about 37 years old. He was a son of the late Dr J W Hall, who for many years conducted a drug store business in Keyser, and is survived by his mother, Mrs Elizabeth Hall, two sisters, Mrs Hallie Greenwade of Montana, Miss Emilie Hall, who is teaching at Welch, and five brothers, Fred, Bee and John , all of Montana, Bennett Hall of Newark, Ohio and Franklin at home.
The funeral took place at 2 o'clock yesterday. Services were held at the house, conducted by Rev A O Price, assisted by Rev R E L Strider. The pallbearers were J G Koelz, V F Alkire, I M Long, A W Coffroth, D T Greenwade and H L Arnold. Interment in Queen's Point Cemetery.
S B MCNEMAR DEAD
Died Tues, Sept 10, 1912, at his home
near Lahmansville, Grant Co, Mr Samuel B McNemar, aged 70 years. He
is survived by his wife and five children, Edward McNemar of
Illinois, Harry Vernon, Vincent and Miss Daisy D McNemar of Grant
County, and one brother, Thos M McNemar of Keyser.
Mr McNemar was a son of the late Joseph McNemar of Hardy Co, Va. Most of his life, until he became incapacitated by age and ill health, was devoted to teaching, and in his life's work he succeeded in a most satisfactory measure. From boyhood days he took an active interest in the affairs of his county, and following the Civil War, identified himself with the Democratic party.
MORTIMORE DELWORTH NEVILLE
On last Sun morning there was laid to
rest the body of Mortimore Delworth Neville at the home place near Mt
Storm, Grant Co. He was born Feb 12th, 1821, died Aug 30th, 1912,
aged 91 years, 6 mo and 18 days. Thus closed life of one of the
oldest citizens, a man well known throughout Grant and Mineral
County. He had been a surveyor by profession, and lived for years at
Mt Storm, then for some years in the Stone house on the North Western
Turnpike, as the agent of the late Judge Armstrong, and his last
years were spent in peace and rest with his son, Robert L Neville,
near Deer Park. A very large congregation gathered last Sun morning
at the M E church, Mt Storm to pay their tribute of respect to his
remains. Rev F C Rollman, of Elk Garden conducted the funeral
services and preached an excellent sermon, he was assisted by the Rev
Johnson of Gormania and Rev N Alkire of Mt Storm. Mr Neville had
united with the M E Church, South some 35 years ago, and was a member
of that church when he died. His wife had preceded him in death
several years. Three children survive, Robert L Neville, living near
Deer, Park Md; Mrs Emma Shillingburg, wife of Wm Shillingburg, near
Hartmonsville, and Nannie Neville, of Keyser, Mineral County. Thus
passes away one of our oldest citizens, and may peace be unto his ashes.
MRS GRANT PORTER
Mrs Lorena Porter, wife of Mr Grant
Porter, who resides about two miles west of Piedmont, died Sat
evening, Aug 31, 1912, aged 74 years. The deceased leaves besides her
husband, two sons by a former marriage.
The funeral took place Mon and the remains were interred in Kight's grave yard, near Cross.
MRS ELIZABETH GAMBLE
At 4 o'clock Sat, Aug 31, 1912, at
her home in Moorefield, surrounded by all her children, Mrs Elizabeth
Gamble, one of the oldest residents of the South Branch Valley,
entered into rest aged 90 years, 3 months and 16 days.
On Aug 5th, she was taken ill, and for three weeks her death was expected at any time. The last few years of her life was spent in almost total physical blindness, but with the exception of her sight all of her faculties were remarkably well preserved. Almost to the end, she knew the friends that gathered about her bedside to minister to her comfort. Her mind was clear and calmly and composedly she spoke of her approaching death and patiently and without fear waited for the coming of her Lord.
Mrs Gamble was the daughter of Jesse and Pattie Snodgrass Cunningham and was born near Moorefield May 15, 1822. Though she had past her four score years and ten - a remarkable age - she did not attain to the days of the years of her venerable mother, who was almost ninety-three at the time of her death.
In 1848, March 29, she was married to Mortimer Williams Gamble, in the same house in which she died. Of the union six children were born. Jesse Cunningham, who died at two years of age, and six who survive her; John, Samuel, Mortimer Williams, Kate, Alice, Bettie (Mrs B W Chrisman), all of Moorefield, and Mrs Laura Cunningham, of Hutchison Ky.
In Feb 1872, she was bereft of her husband and for forty years of widowhood she learned a deeper dependence upon "The Father of the fatherless and the god of the widow.
For fifty years she was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. She loved her Bible, her church and its services and loyally supported it, and when the infirmities of age were upon her, she often came to the church in her wheel chair and sat through the services.
At 3:30 Mon afternoon, Sept 2, the casket covered with floral offerings, was bourne to the church she loved and after service conducted by her pastor, her body was laid to rest by the side of her husband in Olivet Cemetery, overlooking the beautiful Valley where her entire life was spent.
Her memory will be cherished in loving hearts until we shall again see her face to face.
"So, He giveth his beloved sleep."
C D G
Roscoe Sapp, of Grafton, formerly of
Gladesville W Va, was killed in the B&O yards at Grafton, when
the tender of the yard engine on which he was riding jumped the
track, throwing him under the wheels.
He was a son of George Sapp, Thomas, W Va, and was 26 years old. He is survived by his wife and two small children. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Modern Woodmen of America.
Staunton Va - J Lee Brenaman, 50 years old, many years a merchant here, died suddenly Tues. He is a brother of J M Brenaman, Deputy State Insurance Commissioner, of Richmond.
TWO KILLED, SIXTEEN INJURED
Two were killed and sixteen injured
Wed morning shortly before 9 o'clock on the Western Maryland Railway
at Blaine W Va, in a collision between a work train going west and an
east bound freight train.
Hiram Rowe, track foreman, Barnum, died on train en route to Hoffman Hospital.
Unknown Italian, both feet cut off.
Samuel Wilt, track foreman, West Virginia Junction, four ribs broken.
James Trenter, trackman, Shaw.
L E Bissett, fireman freight engine, W Va Junction, bruised hip and side.
Carl Shanholtz, trackman, Shaw, bruised arm and side.
J W Shanholtz, track foreman, Shaw, father of Carl Shanholtz, chin cut and thigh bruised.
James Costello, trackman, Shaw, cut about shoulder and face injured.
Harold McCully, trackman, Shaw, head and face cut.
J W Fout, Frostburg Md, fireman extra engine, bruised hip and shoulder.
Frank Rowe, trackman, Barnum, son of Hiram Rowe, sprained ankle.
F L Byer, flagman, W Va Junction, sprained ankle and bruised shoulder.
Charles Byer, engineer, W Va Junction, sprained ankle and cut head.
Frank Niland, timekeeper, W Va Junction, sprained ankle and bruised knee.
Richard Costelle, trackman, Shaw, broken arm.
Three unknown Italians were injured.
The work train consisted of a cabin car and three carloads of rails which were being pushed ahead of the train. The freight crashed into the cabin car in which the men were riding, reducing it into splinters. The men had no chance to escape. One engine was derailed and the track was blocked for some hours.
Carl Shanholtz an done Italian were taken to Cumberland and removed to the Western Md Hospital. The others were taken to their hoes. The accident is said to have been due to a misunderstanding of orders.
Mrs W H Stewart and children returned
first of the week from their visit to Cumberland.
Born Mon evening, Sept 9th, 1912 to Mr and Mrs Perry H Robinette, a fine eight pound son.
Fri night a box car, which was used by the B&O inspectors, caught on fire and burned to the ground. It caused quite an excitement for a short time.
Joseph Callis and Miss Cecilia Sterns, of this place went to Keyser Sat to have the latter's name changed to Callis. -Lock Lynn Cor. Oakland Democrat of 5th.
Pierce Helmick has three cases of typhoid fever in his family. His little girl has had it for about three weeks; his sister-in-law, Mrs Hyda Dubbs, has been sick for a couple of weeks, and his son, Hughey, down with it Mon.
Bursey Zacot returned last Sat form Falls, Grant Co, where he had been the past six weeks waiting on Mr and Mrs Jas Marshall, who have been ill with typhoid fever. Mr Marshall is able to be up, but Mrs Marshall is still confined to her bed.
Rev N O Sowers, for the past 10 years superintendent of the Davis Child Shelter, has resigned his office, and will return in a few months to work in the ministry, in which occupation he was engaged previous to his acceptance of the office of superintendent of the Child Shelter.
Rev Sowers will be succeeded by Rev W J Hubbard, for some time past assistant superintendent of the institution.
Morgan Bane, of Sulphur, was in town Tues on business.
Born Sept 8th, 1912, to Mr and Mrs James Tasker, twins.
Miss Cora Hughes, returned from the eastern cities latter part of last week.
Mrs M B Smoot returned home Fri night of last week from a visit to Washington.
Miss Ottie Leary is in Baltimore, where she expects to en- (remainder missing) -Berkeley Springs Post of 5th.
Jacob W Thrush, of near Burlington, was a business caller in town Tues and paid us a pleasant call.
Miss Faye Painter, who spent a few days here with Miss Frances Kinsey, has returned to her home at Manheim.
Mr and Mrs H F Johnston, of Columbus Ohio, spent from last Sat to Mon night here with home folks.
Miss Emily Hall went to Welch W Va, latter part of last week where she has an important position in the school.
Mrs Flo Jenkins and son, who have been visiting Mrs Maurice Newman, returned to her home in Terra Alta, Sat evening.
Miss Grace Wenner, who has been South for her health this summer and at Atlantic City, has returned to her home, 155 Mozelle Street, Keyser.
Misses Belle and Rhea Morgan returned to their home in Pittsburg on Sat from a visit to the home of their sister, Mrs Harry Atkins.
Mrs Minnie Potter, who spent the summer with relatives in Missouri, returned home last Fri night. Her many friends welcome her home.
Rev T S Long and family, of Baltimore, who summered in Cannan, are spending a few days here with Mrs Trout before returning to their home in Baltimore.
Wm G Rexroad, wife and daughter, and her children, all of Crabbottom, Pendleton County, who had been visiting Mr and Mrs Jas Varner, since last Fri, left for home last Tues after a very pleasant visit.
Miss Mary Sincell, of Oakland, Md, who for the past week had been the guest of her aunt, Mrs Olin Durst, East Main Street, went to Cumberland, Mon to visit at the home of Mr and Mrs Harry Matheney. -Lonaconing Advocate of 5th.
George Freeland, Mrs Lizzie Neville and daughters, Misses Nellie, Margaret and Laura; Messrs Charles and William Neville, Mr and Mrs John Neville and daughter, Mr and Mrs Albert Neville, Mr and Mrs Elmer Sheetz, Mr and Mrs George Sheetz, Miss Grace Sheetz; Messrs Wade and George Sheetz attended the Freeland reunion in Terra Alta Sat.
Miss Glennie A Zimmerman, daughter of Mr and Mrs F A Zimmerman, Big Pool and Geo L Brewer, operator on the B&O at Cherry Run, and son of Postmaster George Brewer of Big Pool, were quietly married at the First Baptist parsonage, Hagerstown, Mon afternoon, by the Rev E K Thomas.
Mrs W H Hamill, 88 South Mechanic street, entertained as her guests for home Coming Week, Mrs William Liddy and daughter of Tarentum, Pa; Miss Maud Newell and Mr Frank Foster of Westernport; Miss Marguerite Wilson, of Pittsburg Pa; Miss Cora Wilson of Barnum W Va; Miss Maud Guy, William Blocher and John Carroll, of Westernport, Md. -Cumb News of 9th.
The old office building on East street,owned by Wm MacDonald and occupied by himself and Judge W C Clayton as law offices was wrecked Tues night.
Rev W D Barger of Hagerstown, is the guest of his cousin, W H Barger.
T T Huffman went to Washington first of the week on a short trip.
Miss Emile Coffroth spent a few days in Frostburg last week with friends.
Miss Ethel Dawson, of Martinsburg, is visiting Miss Fannie Wanner this week.
Miss Mary Pancake of Romney, spent a few days visiting Mrs Ed Rogers this week.
Elmer Sheetz and wife spent Sat in Terra Alta attending the Freeland reunion.
Mrs Stone and two children, of Berryville Va, are visiting her sister, Mrs John Arnold.
Harry Reid of Belington, was circulating among his friends here last Fri and Sat.
Mrs Will Stewart and children have returned home from a visit to her parents in Cumberland.
Miss Ada Thatcher, of Winchester, who has been visiting Mrs J H Merryman, left Mon for Fairmont.
Andrew Woolf left Tues for the University of Va, Charlottesville, where he will complete his studies in law.
Miss Katherine Scherr and Fan Leps left Tues afternoon for Oakland, where they will be guests of Miss Bess Offutt.
Miss May Arnold, of near Burlington, has gone to Oakland to teach another term in the school there. She taught there last term.
Prof and Mrs C P Moore of the Prep school, who spent their vacation at their home, at Sacramento, Ky, returned last Fri.
Capt and Mrs J W Vandiver of Burlington, spent a few days last week at Mt lake Park, returned home last Sat. They went out from here on the T M & P.
Mrs Herbert Crawford and children, of Beverly, have been visiting at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Loren High, the past week.
Mrs Dr J T Little, of Pittsburg, arrived here Mon, having come to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs Rebecca Carskadon.
J A Blackburn, of near Schell, was in town Wed. Mr Blackburn has bought a farm near Bedford Pa, and moved his family there this week.
Prof F R Koelz returned to Morgantown Mon to get ready for the fall term of the University, which opens in a short time. He holds a position there as teacher of languages.
C W Thomas of Laurel Dale, returned from Baltimore Mon morning, and says that he left his father, W W Thomas doing very well. This will be good news for his many friends.
Seymour Huffman, of Moorefield, spent Mon night here. He brought down some fishermen who had been camping on the Branch. Seymour says things look fine on the South Branch this season and that politics is beginning to warm up some.
Dr S E Hershey has just returned from Indianapolis, where he attended the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association of which he is a member. -Charleston Gazette of 6th.
Mr E E Stallings and family of Greenville, S C, who have been visiting in Martinsburg, Cumberland, Pittsburg and Keyser, are now with Mr and Mrs E E Entler, North Queen St, and will leave for home Thurs. -Martinsburg Journal
Isaac Neuhauser, one of the postoffice clerks, left Mon for Stewardstown, Pa., to pay his parents a visit. On his return he will bring his little daughter, Katherine Hazel, who has been visiting her grandparents for some weeks, home with him.
Harrison Isles, who has been in Detroit Mich, the past year, is home on a short vacation. Mr Isles is a pianist at the Majestic theatre the largest vaudeville theatre in Detroit; also assistant director of the casino co owning and operating nine theatres in that city and surrounding country. He is a member of the American Federation of Musicians. His many friends here will be glad to hear of his success.
Mr and Mrs F P Kelley and children leave this afternoon for Keyser and other places in Mineral County, where they expect to spend some time. They will be accompanied to Keyser by Mrs Kelly's sister, Mrs B B Cavitt, who has been a guest at the Kelley home for the past few weeks. Mrs Kelley and children will visit at Knobley farm and Mr Kelley will indulge in squirrel hunting during his vacation. -Fairmont Times 11th.
Mr Burke Randall went to Berkeley Springs Wed to spend a short while.
Mrs Jennie Burke of Swanton, spent Mon here with relatives.
Miss Mamie Carroll, of Grafton, is visiting her sister, Mrs Luella Johnson.
Miss Mary Babb, of Falls, is visiting her brother, J H Babb, at Jenningston.
Attorney E L Judy, of Petersburg, was here last Fri on business.
Mrs Clara Kight and friends have returned to their home in Cincinnati.
Miss Georgia Shelly returned from her visit to Cumberland last Mon.
Lawrence Stewart is very ill with typhoid fever in the Hoffman hospital.
Wm O Dawson has gone to Charlottesville Va, to attend the University.
Miss Philadelphia Blackman, of Parsons, is visiting her sister, Mrs Charles N Finnell.
Mr E Patton of Piedmont, spent Sat evening with his sister, Mrs Carrie Kight.
Miss Eva Clark, of Frostburg, has been visiting her aunt, Mrs A J Boor, the last week.
Miss Lora Fowler, of Gormania, has been visiting Miss Elsie Wagoner the past week.
Miss Nellie Neville, who attended the Freeland reunion, returned to Ronceverte on Mon.
Mrs B F Shoemaker (nee Miss Alice Kemphfer) of Fairmont, is here on a visit to home folks.
Mrs H G Steorts and daughter, Louise, who summered at Mt Lake Park, have returned home.
Dr L H Gaston is in Washington this week attending the National Dental Association meeting.
Attorney Wm MacDonald was at Romney Mon on business. He was accompanied by Rev A O Price.
Mrs Ella Brunner, of Mannschoice, Pa, spent a few days this week with her niece, Mrs A J Boor.
Mr and Mrs Allen Barker and daughter, of Grafton, spent a few days last week with friends in Keyser.
Henry Fleek, bookkeeper for Contractor F W Davis is spending his vacation on Cabin Run fishing and sleeping.
Mrs John Clary and two children of Mill Creek, are guests at the home of C J Deahl. -Davis News of 5th.
Miss Marie Grusendorf, of Lonaconing, is spending a few days here this week at the home of her brother, Dr H C Grusendorf.
Maurice Jones and family went to Willilamsport, where Mr Jones enters into the mercantile business, succeeding F M Roderick.
Dr Clay Leps of Fairmont, was here Wed night on his way to Washington to attend the meeting of the National Dental Association.
Cam Arbogast returned last Sat from a couple weeks' trip to Monterey and Franklin. He brought down Mr Olin Evick and family, who had been visiting there a short time.
Bruce Boseley and brother, Jesse L, leave tonight for Morgantown. Bruce will teach the Seneca school there gain this year and his brother will enter the University agricultural school.
Rev Samuel Umstot, of Rees Mill, left last Wed night on a trip to Hutchinson, Kansas, and other points. He expects to be gone two or three months and may extend his visit to California.
Rev Elmer E Rice, who during his vacation filled the pulpit of the Lutheran Church here, has returned to the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg, Pa. Rev Rice made many warm friends while here.
Miss Gladys Hamill, of Blaine, arrived in town Tues night. Miss Hamill, who would have been a senior at the Keyser High School this year, will attend the Preparatory this year instead.
Miss Elsie Wagoner, recently heard from her grades on the teachers' examination which was held in Keyser about the lst and 2nd of August. Miss Wagoner deserves much praise, in that she received a first-class number 1 upon her first trial.
Bishop A W Wilson sailed for American on the fifth inst, on the steamship "Adriatic" and is expected to reach home by the fourteenth, earlier than he had planned. He declares that he is extremely well, with no bronchial trouble and only a moderate amount of his usual asthma. -Baltimore Southern Methodist.
I H Bane of Elk Garden spent last night in town.
Editor Quinn of Ronceverte, spent Sun here with friends.
Miss Marie Frye has been ill this week with a severe spell of asthma.
Miss Susie Kitzmiller, of Shaw, was a guest of friends here last night.
Miss Amy McGee, has returned from a pleasant visit to Cumberland.
Miss Myra Nefflen expects to go to Morgantown next week to attend the University.
Miss Joretha Liller is attending a house party at the Dunningston's, Mt Lake Park.
Miss Nell Griffith, of Cumberland, is spending the week with Miss Ellen McKenzie.
Mr and Mrs Chalmer Hughes of Chicago, Ill, are spending a few days with his mother.
Mr and Mrs Milo Clemm and children left Tues for an extended visit in Terra Alta.
Miss Alice Pulliam returned home Tues from a visit to relatives in Westernport.
Wood Hollen of Cumberland, came up yesterday to spend a few hours with home folks.
Mrs L C McDonald and sons returned home from a visit to relatives in Hampshire Co.
Mrs A P Brown and children returned home Wed from their visit to Romney and McNeill.
Miss Nellie Adams, of Alaska, is spending a few days at the home for Mr and Mrs Thomas Morris.
Mrs Carrie Everly returned to her home in Terra Alta Wed from a visit to relatives here.
Mrs Jennie K Nesbitt, of Piedmont, spent Wed evening with her daughter, Mrs C A Sharpless.
Miss Elizabeth Hoffman, who has been visiting at the Davis Mansion, returned to Philadelphia Wed.
Mrs Wm McFarlane, of Rawlings Md, spent several days here with relatives and friends this week.
Bishop and Mrs Peterkin, who attended the convocation here this week, were guests of Mr and Mrs J Z Terrell.
Miss Margaret Little is spending a few days with Mrs ?Ira Matilic. She will return to her home in Baltimore next Sun.
Thomas McKenzie who with J A Glaze, is operating a merry-go-round, and doing the Fairmont fair, came in Wed on a short visit.
Miss May Long leaves tomorrow on a visit to her sister, Mrs John Livingston, at Wardour, on the Severn river, near Annapolis Md.
Mr and Mrs Charles Ritter and daughter, of Elkins, were guests at the Alkire home a few hours Tues on their way to Romney for a visit.
Mrs Charles Bright and daughters, Alice and Louise, and Mrs W H Barger and son, John William, are in Westernport for the evening.
J T Michael, a B&O shop hand, is around on crutches, having sustained a pretty badly sprained hip a few days ago while at work.
Miss Emily Hall arrived home from Welch to attend to funeral of her brother, Bennett Hall, of Newark, Ohio, also arrived yesterday morning.
Mrs Jas Loughrie was taken to the Hoffman Hospital for an operation. Mrs H S Pulliam will care for little Harold while Mrs Loughrie is in the hospital.
Ms Harry Renshaw and children of Elkins, who have been visiting her parents here, left for Piedmont, yesterday, where she will visit relatives for a few days.
Bernard Markwood and party composed of Miss Elinor West of Baltimore; Mrs Earl Smith of Fairmont and MR and Mrs Harry Markwood, returned Wed night from an auto trip in Va.
Mr James Loughrie arrived here Sun night from Bayonne N J, and left on No 55 Mon for a short visit to his father at Erwin, returning Tues evening to Keyser where he will remain a few days.
Lloyd and Paul Douglas left on No 12 Wed on a ten days vacation to NY, Buffalo, Niagara, Toronto, Quebec, Montreal, Canada and return by Cleveland, Ohio. We venture to say the boys will see all that is to be seen.
Roy Warner of Keyser, and Miss Dawson of Martinsburg, were guests Tues of Mr and Mrs Herbert White.
Mrs D F Tahaney and children who have been visiting relatives here for the past three weeks returned to their home at Keyser yesterday. -Terra Alta Republican of 12th.
Neil Thalaker of Petersburg, is a student at the Prep.
The Fruit season is on - L C McDonald's is headquarters. He has everything in the fruit line.
Attorney C N Finnell was in Cumberland Wed attending to legal business.
Mrs E S Barton and children left Sat on a visit to relatives in Pa.
Little Miss Alice Durret, of Cumberland, is visiting her grandmother, Mrs Rachel Stevenson for a few days.
Messrs W C Clayton and Wm MacDonald have moved their offices to the Morgan building adjoining the Tribune building, until the new office building is built.
Contractor Liller has completed a mile and a half of fencing fro the T M & P RR Co. He built a fence on both sides of the track through the old Hughes Place up Limestone.
The infant daughter of Jas Tasker died
last Mon and was buried Wed.
Born unto Mr and Mrs Arthur Murry, 54 E Street, this morning , a fine large son.
Miss Edith McMakin, had her ankle badly sprained on Wed morning.
SHOATS FOR SALE - Apply to Mrs Annie Paris, Keyser W Va.
Mrs Alva Feete of Baltimore, has been spending this week with her sister, Mrs Boyd Linthicum.
Fine, thorough bred R C B Minorca roosters for sale at $1 each. Miss D E Sloan, Burlington W Va
Fred Mills, Fay Mohler, George Wells, Roy Cook, Franklin Hall, Chas Claud, Edward and Alonza Iser have returned home from a fishing trip to Patterson's Creek.
Mrs N D McCoole, accompanied by her sister, Mrs S M Sheetz, of Winston-Salem NC, returned yesterday from a week's visit among relatives and friends along Patterson's Creek.
The public school at Beryl has been closed on account of scarlet fever among the scholars. Drs Richard Gerstell and W M Babb were called to Beryl Tues in consultation with Dr Kemp at the instance of the board of health to examine some cases that have the resemblance of small pox. Three are sick in one family. The doctors decided that it is not small pox.
Harvey Brill found a land terrapin near Capon Springs which had carved in its shell the date "1860" with a name too indistinct to be made out; another date "1840" with the name "W Herin" and a third name and date "W H Sale, 1871". The terrapin had the appearance of having been in a forest fire and was somewhat lopsided.
A PRIZE WINNER
Richard Gerstell of Grafton, son of Dr Richard Gerstell of this place, was a prize winner in the big shooting tournament at Cumberland Wed, and Thurs of last week. He own the "loving cup" for high amateur shot, breaking 290 out of a possible 300. O D Williams, of Piedmont, won the cup for second highest, breaking 285 out of 300. In the first day's shoot, Mr Gerstell won fourth prize, a box of cigars. The second day, he won the second prize, an umbrella.
Miss Anna Dilgard, of Gormania; Mrs Kate Johnson and daughter, Nellie of Keyser; Misses Hattie Wilson, Mary and Anna Vandiver of Burlington; Misses Estelle Cunningham, Elsie Reese and Maud Kuykendall spent the week end at the home of Miss Sue Johnson at Reeses Mills. Glen Torthman of Fairmont and Will Kuykendall of Keyser were also present.
The performances of "Madame Sherry" again confirms the wisdom of the accept-no-substitute policy favored by the management of the organization, we have heard so much of the arrival of "Madame Sherry" that according to all reports the delay of coming here will be worthwhile. At Music Hall Sept 18th.
EPWORTH LEAGUE MEETING
At a special meeting of the Epworth
League of the Grace M E church, South on Wed evening the following
officers were elected for the ensuing year.
President -Mr W S Caldwell; lst Vice President - Mr Leo Brotemarkle; 2nd Vice President - Miss Lillie Cheshire; 3rd Vice President - Miss Margaret Liller; 4th Vice President - Mrs Ida Menefee; Secretary and Treasurer - Miss Katie Sims; Organist - Miss Lillian Koontz.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to return our heartfelt thanks to
all of our friends who so kindly assisted us at the funeral of our
son and brother.
Samuel Kight and Daughters
U D C TO MEET
A called meeting of the McNeil Chapter U D C will be held on Fri night at the home of Mrs C F Jordan on Main St. Officers for the ensuing year will be elected. Mrs E A Burke, Pres Miss Maria Vass Frye, Sec.
HEAVY LOSS BY FIRE
The barn on the farm of L H Heare, about a mile and a half south of Three Churches, was destroyed by fire Fri afternoon. No one seems to have an idea how the fire originated. Besides the barn, several sheds, hen house, granary and other property went up in the smoke, together with hay, grain, farming utensils, mill, gasoline engine, etc. Loss about $4,000 with no insurance. Mr Heare wishes to extend his thanks to friends who aided him at the fire. -Review
MR AND MRS HUGHES VISITORS
Mr and Mrs B F Hughes, of Washington
Court House, Ohio, have been here the past ten days on a visit to
their brother, D K Hughes, and went to Grant Co from here to visit
friends around Mr Hughes boyhood home.
Mr Hughes has in his possession a letter written to his father from his Uncle Thos Roby, on July 9th, 1847, from Vera Cruz, Mexico, where Mr Roby was a soldier in the Mexican War. It was addressed to Lunys Creek, Hardy Co, Va, with the letter folded so as to show the address on the back as there were no envelopes in those days. The letter is in a fairly good state of preservation to be so aged.
Master Hugh Symons, of Piedmont W Va, was accidentally shot about noon Mon by a playmate, Master Joseph Moffley. The Symons boy, who is about 12 years old, was visiting his grand parents, Mr and Mrs Hugh McMillan, Fifth Street. He and other boys were playing out near Locust grove at the end of Fifth Street; the Moffley boy, who is about 14 years of age, being a member of the party, in some way, without the knowledge of their elders, the boys had procured a revolver which a boarder had left at the Moffley home. They were examining it when it accidentally discharged. The ball entered young Symon's side. Upon complete examination it was found that the bullet had struck a rib, glanced and passed out. Last evening the hospital authorities reported that the boy is doing nicely and there were hopes for is complete recovery. -Cumb News of 3rd.
The following young people enjoyed a pleasant moonlight picnic on Queen Point on Fri night: Misses Frances Kinsey and guest, Fay Painter, of Manheim, Pauline Wilson, Lillian Jordan; Messrs Sargent Wells, Filmore Harwood, Loren High, Jr, Marion Reynolds, Mrs E B Reynolds and Miss Katie Scherr, chaperoned the crowd.
Word was received here that a house belonging to Harry Bosley, and occupied by John Jones, in White Oak Flats, about three miles west of the Old Fields post office, was totally destroyed by fire early Tues morning. Mr Jones, who works for Mr Bosley, was at the barn harnessing the team when he discovered the fire, and it made such progress that it could not be extinguished and Mr Jones lost practically all his household effects.
MORE LARGE TOMATOES
Mr Peter Arnold, of near Burlington,
reported a tomatoe grown in his garden this season, that weighed two
pounds and six ounces.
That is pretty good, but Frank Brown of Headsville, sent us one last Mon that beats it a little. Frank's weighed two pounds and a half, just two ounces more than Mr Arnold's. Look up another one, Mr Arnold, and see if you can't beat him.
The annual reunion of
ex-Confederates, at Camp Walker, on Thurs of last week, was perhaps
the most largely attended of any ever held in the county. The day was
an ideal one for an outdoor gathering.
In the forenoon the business meeting was held at which officers of the society for the ensuing year were elected, as follows: President - Wm Montgomery,1st Vice President - J N Buzzard, 2nd Vice President - Stephen Hannas, 3rd Vice President - Wm L Vandergrift, Secretary - Benjamin Haines, Treasurer - S H Williams, Corresponding Secretary - V M Poling, Chaplain - Rev Dr Brooke, Executive Committee same as last year, with J A Kelley chairman.
Bishop Peterkin, of Parkersburg, was the orator of the day. The crowd was most attentive and appreciative of the splendid address. Not a single incident occurred to mar the pleasure of the occasion. The grounds had been put in good shape and those who were responsible received much commendation. -Hampshire Review.
TO VISIT OLD HOME
Uncle John Wilson of Hotel Wilson, left Thurs for a visit to his old home in Hardy County. While away, he expects among other relatives, to visit a sister whom he has not seen in 25 years. -Elkins Inter Mt 5th.
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice
at Keyser W Va, week ending Sept 12, 1912.
Miss M Irving, Mrs H A McKinzie, Miss Virgie Stewart, H H Hott, Jno Kelly, Jno Lambert, J R Leonard, N C Loedom, Homer Redmon, Jim Print.
SCHERR FAMILY REUNION
The first reunion of Mr and Mrs Julius Scherr and family was held at the old home, the residence of Dr and Mrs A A Scherr, at Eglon, W Va, Sept 2, 1912. Those present were Mr and Mrs Julius Scherr, Morgantown; Mrs C M Renninger, Wilkinsburg Pa; Mr and Mrs J C Renninger and son, Oakland; Dr and Mrs A A Scherr and family, Eglon; Miss Alma B Scherr, Morgantown; Messrs H L Scherr and E G Scherr, Parkersburg; M C Scherr and W B Scherr, Morgantown. -Oakland Republican of 5th.
Miss Emily Coffroth desires to announce that she will open her kindergarten class, at her home on Main St, beginning on Sept 9th.
Having decided to rent my farm, I will sell privately 6 head of horses, drivers and draft horses; also two tracts of fine orchard land of 80 acres each. Peter Arnold, Burlington W VA
Somewhere between Petersburg and Keyser a black pouch containing book and valuable papers. Liberal reward. J L Hott, Keyser.
CUT FLOWERS FOR SALE
W S DAVIS
C C ARBOGAST
JOHN B FETZER
TRANSCRIBED NOVEMBER 26, 2001
BY PATTI MCDONALD
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