MARCH 14, 1913
March 13, 1913
Miss Mollie Lake, of Hagerstown Md, was visiting friends here last week.
Miss Nellie Adams and Arthur Oglesbee attended the Inauguration at Washington last week.
F G Dowden went to Patterson Creek the first of the week where he secured employment on the railroad.
Edward Ward moved his family to Chicago Junction, Ohio, last week.
Mrs Harriet A Pyles, and daughter, Hilda, have returned from an extended visit to relatives in South Cumberland and Patterson Creek.
Miss Lena Bond, who closed her school at Sycamore last Fri was calling on friends in Alaska yesterday before returning to her home at Keyser.
Earl W Rogers of Keyser W Va, was visiting friends here last Sun.
We were very sorry to hear of the death at Frostburg last week of Louis Gehauf, a former well known and respected citizen of this place. For the last few years, Mr Gehauf had made his home with his brother at Frostburg. For several years he conducted a store in Alaska and was noted for his strict honesty and fair dealings.
March 12, 1913
Mrs Mona Rogers, of Davis, who had been visiting her brother, L J Mott, returned home last week.
Miss Lucy Welch of near Burlington, is a visitor in our village now.
Mr and Mrs Wilber Rotruck of Martin, were Antioch visitors a day or two last week.
H A Mulledy was at Keyser Sat.
Miss Catherine Grayson, who has been at Mtn Lake this winter with her aunt, returned home last week.
Taylor Martin, of Chicago Junction, Ohio, was in this vicinity from Sat till Mon.
Miss Aima Grayson went to Keyser last Sat and started Mon morning for Kansas with her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs. Jeff Grayson. Her many friends wish her a pleasant visit and safe return.
Surveyor D G Martin went to Keyser Mon and met T H Hobbs of Cumberland, on business. The Allender Bros from Barton were here Tues looking over the upper Kildow place.
BLAINE - KITZMILLER
The revival meeting came to a close Sun night, and the visiting workers returned to their homes Mon morning, to different towns along the Western Md. We believe there were many persons truly converted.
Miss Clare Tibbett and Mr John Tibbett with Miss P Howard visited friends here over Sun.
Mr Lawrence Zerbe has resigned his position as bookkeeper with the Hamill Coal & Coke Co.
Mr J Ed Dasher has accepted a position as meat cutter with the Blaine Mining co, in their local Commissary at Potomac Manor W Va.
Miss Kate Walker is slowly improving. She is now3 able to walk about her room.
We understand there are several new buildings to be erected in our town this spring. This will mean lots of work for carpenters.
Russell Price took up his regular position at Chaffee this week.
The famous M E Choir will render a cantata Easter evening.
Miss Verba Walker and Mr Lyle Wilson, who are attending school at Parkersburg, W Va, will be home for Easter. Their parents as well as their many friends will be anxious to see them. -Oakland Journal.
Miss Helen Ritzell, of Keyser W Va, spent last week here the guest of Miss Bertha Thrasher.
Mrs J C Browning is spending this week with relatives in Keyser and Blaine.
Mr and MRS L D Thrasher are on a visit to relatives and friends in Va.
W W Hennen spent Fri last in Keyser.
Miss Nell Bright, of Keyser, is the guest of Miss Helen Thrasher, this week. -Journal
March 12, 1913
Mrs Charles Thomas is suffering extremely from an aggravated case of neuralgia of the facial nerves.
Sun school was organized at the M E Church Sun with Mr H E Burgess as superintendent.
Mr and Mrs Wm Sollars of the Dalmont farm, were visiting in Keyser Sun.
Mrs Jane Utte died Mon, march 10, 1913, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Homer Patton.
MR Philip Reel is convalescing from a severe attack of grip.
Mr John Miller has taken up his residence at the Delmont farm again.
Miss Leafy Pancake is visiting friends at Purgittsville this week.
Mr S V Ward was visiting friends at Keyser Sun.
From Grant Co Press 27th ult
There appeared in the Keyser Tribune last week a letter headed Gormania News. It reported thirty cases of small pox in our town and vicinity, which is a mistake. There never has been but one case on the W VA side of the town and the victim is well and out, and on the Md side there is only one case and it on the hill nearly one half mile from town. Bill George and his wife at the restaurant on the Md side had it and they are well but the quarantine has not been lifted yet.
Luther Hawke's wife died at Dobbin on Sun morning the 16th, and was brought here on Mon evening on No 4. Funeral services were held at he mother's Tues morning, after which she was laid to rest in the Bayard cemetery followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends.
Press (Petersburg) of 6th
George Shobe, who is working in the shops at Keyser, came home Wed evening on account of a sore foot.
Rev L Rexrode of Currellsville Pa, has been visiting relatives in the vicinity of Maysville for a few days. He was in Petersburg Sat accompanied by M L Smith. They recently purchased the Chas M Babb home place near Maysville. The price paid was $6500.
Mrs Walter Armentrout and three children of North Dakota, are visiting relatives in this community. Her husband is a brother of Mrs T J Barger, of Corner, and Mrs Rose Delay and Mrs Robert Ashenfelter of this place.
Mrs Tom Welton who was visiting her sister, Mrs David Martin, at Akron O, came home Sat. She was accompanied by Don Barger, who will visit here a while.
I V Inskeep, of Martin, spent Fri night in town. Mr Inskeep was here in connection with the Shank case, of which estate he is the administrator.
As soon as the weather permits Dr Grove and Dr Van Meter will erect an office building on the sight of the one now occupied by Dr Grove. The building will contain two suites of offices and be up to date in every particular.
The five year old child of Mort Crites, living near Durgon, died Mon morning of heart trouble. The remains were buried Tues on the farm of its grandfather near Hiser. We understand the little fellow had been complaining for some time.
Atty F C Reynolds, of Keyser, accompanied by his stenographer, Miss Carrie Getzendanner, was here Fri taking deposition in the Shank case. Quite a number having claims against the estate were here at that time proving them.
Mrs I S Welton gave a dinner Thurs to a number of her lady friends in honor of her guest, Mrs Will Anderson, of Franklin.
Cam Arbogast and Mr Grant, of Cumberland, spent Wed night in town looking after heating contracts. They were accompanied by Mrs Grant.
Mr and Mrs Bill Richmond, who have been visiting Mrs Richmond's father, C L Welton, returned to their home at Millbrook, Hampshire co, Wed.
LANDSTREET - BABB
The Rev U S Landstreet, pastor of Grant Circuit Methodist Episcopal church, and Miss Mary E Babb, third daughter of the late J L Babb and Mrs M M Babb of Falls, this county, were quietly married at the home of the bride Tues, March 4th at 3:30 pm, Rev W Lee Lynn, of Lonaconing Md, a long time friend of the groom, officiating.
The bride was most becomingly attired in an Alice blue messaline dress trimmed in braid and shadow lace. Only the immediate relatives were in attendance.
Rev Mr Landstreet is a scion of an old Va family. His father was A C Landstreet and his mother, Mrs Mary M Landstreet, of Accotrick, Fairfax Co, Va. He ahs served as pastor of the Methodist Episcopal churches at Garrisonville and Linconia, Va and Romney circuit, w Va. Two years ago he was appointed by Bishop Anderson of the Baltimore conference to the Grant circuit, where he has had success.
Those present at the wedding were Mrs M M Babb, mother of the bride; Samuel M, Jas G, and Roy C Babb, her brothers; Gordon Grieder, a nephew; Mary Halterman, Mrs W L Lynn and Wm Gardner Lynn.
After a delightful dinner, Rev and Mrs Landstreet left for the parsonage at Medley, where they will be at home to their friends after March tenth.
Review (Romney) of 12th
Miss Mollie Beckman is spending some time in Cumberland.
Misses Leila and Lucy Johnson spent Fri and Sat in Cumberland.
Miss Fannie Hiett has returned form a business visit to Baltimore.
Francis Gonder, of Salom, Idaho, is a guest at Mrs Lou Keller's.
Miss White, of Berryville, Va, is the guest of Mrs R C Montague.
Parsons Brady, of Snyder, Texas, arrived here last week to visit relatives.
Capt Colston and daughter Miss Jane, left Tues for Martinsburg.
Mrs J H Billingsley and children left Tues to visit friends in Washington.
Miss Susan Brady, of Keyser, spent Sun here with her mother, Mrs S L Brady.
Mrs Lewis K Dinkle and son, Lewis, left Thurs to visit relatives in Charles Town.
Miss Sadie Mullen, of Cumberland, has been spending several days with friends here.
Mr and Mrs A H Darr, of Grafton, returned home Mon after spending a few days with Mr Darr's brother, J C Darr at Jersey Mt, who is sick.
Among those who attended the funeral of Oliver H Tarr here last Wed, were George Tarr and sister, Miss Jennie of St Michael Md; Olin Tarr and Miss Mollie Tarr, of Baltimore; Miss Fanny High, of Elkins; Rev Neel, of Burlington; Mr and Mrs E D High and Charles High, of Purgittsville; Mr and Mrs C D Whiteman, of Junction.
Miss Nancy Parker entertained a number of her friends at the Burg from Sat to Mon.
Mrs R M Washington, Misses Kittie Washington and Lucy Blue, who went to the capital city to attend the inauguration are still away.
Mrs Bet Short was called by phone to Cumberland last week to the bedside of her daughter, Mrs John Dicky, who had both feet so badly scalded that she is in a critical condition.
Leonidas V Thompson of Three churches, came from Southern Fla, where he has spent the winter with relatives. He spent a few days during the week with his sister, Mrs Pue here.
Miss Jennie Parker, is visiting her nieces, the Misses Hodgson, at Cumberland.
Miss Esther Rowles well known in this neighborhood, was married Thurs in Washington to Mr Fred Vogt, a prominent real estate man of the city.
Henry Campbell came home from Washington and Lee University last week to take charge of his orchard recently purchased of J W Thompson, at Three Churches.
W T and R M Washington took in the inauguration.
Misses Nannie and Bessie Miller, of Gerardstown, were guests at Fern Dale last week, and went from here to Romney to visit their brother, G P Miller.
Rock Oak Mill was destroyed by fire March 6th. The mill was owned by J W Boon and was covered with $1200 insurance. The windows of J T Gerard's store were nearly all broken out on the side next to the mill by the intense heat.
J W Smith's store was destroyed by fire Tues morning March the 4th. It was partly covered by insurance. It was hard work to save the dwelling house.
Willis Hott, the son of D G Hott, of this place, died suddenly last Fri morning, only sick about 4 days. Rev J D Saville, of Moorefield, preached the funeral last Sat morning at Hott's Chapel to a large crowd.
HARDY COUNTY NEWS
Moorefield Examiner of 6th
Miss Estelle Cunningham, of Headsville attended the funeral of Miss Ruth Randolph last week.
Mrs A R McNeill returned last Sat from a pleasant visit of a week with Mr and Mrs Ed W McNeill, at Morgantown.
Died at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Eugene Funkhouser, in South Moorefield, last Sat morning, their only daughter, Miss Blanche Funkhouser, aged 19 years.
Howard, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Geo T Williams, was right sick with acute bronchitis this week.
Arthur Wood of Lost city, brought over a pair of fine horses this week, which he sold to Arthur Cunningham.
Hardy co students fared well in the honors at Shepherd College this year. Floyed B Mathias was elected president of the Jr class and Harry Rollings is president and Joe Mathias vice-president of the sophomore class.
The Hampshire Lumber Co have purchased of AR McNeill and others a lot of timber west of the Old Fields, and they will put several mils in that section at once.
Atty John L Lehman, of Fairmont, was elected president of the Hampshire Orchard Co., and the board of directors have made him general manager. He has moved to Romney.
E O Harwood, left Sat morning for Baltimore, accompanied by his son Mask, where he will consult a specialist regarding the trouble the latter is having with his ankle. They will attend the inauguration before returning home.
Mrs A L Johnson, who came her last week to attend the funeral of Miss Ruth Randolph, returned to he home at East Orange, NJ, the first of the week.
Wm Tibbet, of Brock's Gap, died at his home last week, aged 65 years. He is survived by an only sister, Mrs Wm Harper, of Lost river, this county.
A R McNeill, and G W McCauley and son, Deless, were among those who attended the inauguration in Washington.
Mrs Smith and daughter, Miss Susie, and Mrs Harry Smith, of Petersburg, were in Moorefield between trains Mon.
G H W Simon has the contract for carrying the mail form Milam to Oak Flat. Dare Dasher has the route from Peru to Bass.
W William, W F Gordon, and A W Seymour were among those who left Sat for Washington to take in the big show this week.
Miss Jane Kitzmiller returned to her home at Shaw last Mon.
Mr E S Junkins, of Cumberland, visited his father, Alex Junkins, of Wabush, last week.
Rev J A Shockey, is holding a successful series of meetings at Wabash this week.
Mr E A Ludwick was a business visitor at Keyser Mon.
Mr Howard Evans is all smiles. It's a Woodrow Wilson boy.
Mr and Mrs Oakey Ball, of Kitzmiller, visited her father, Alex Junkins, of Wabash, last week.
Mr John Dixon, of near Shaw, visited his daughter, Mrs J L Kitzmiller, last Sat.
Mr Garrett Mayhew was calling at Mr J L Kitzmiller's last Sun night. Mr Mayhew ought to know a bargain made on Sun is illegal.
The blacksmith shop of the Patterson Coal Co, near No 15, burned down last Fri night. We did not hear the loss.
Mr D C Arnold District Supt., visited Wabash school last week.
Messrs Tom Davis and Willie Green, of Kitzmiller, visited friends at Wabash last Sun.
Last Fri. was the coldest of the year, 11 degrees below zero.
In the Tribune of Feb 21, there was a communication from some one who signed himself "Taxpayer" reflecting on the trustees of Hartmonsville school, relatives to their failure to perform their duty in supplying crayon for to be used in said school. It is easy to find fault when we desire to criticize. One of the oldest trustees tried to get crayon but did not succeed in doing so. We suppose that the trustees sometimes fail to perform their duties as others see them, but perfection does not belong to this world. As to the condition of the school house, as to comfort, fuel and size. There are two Burnside stoves, one No 1 and one No 2. the school house is 25 X 86 ft. and with plenty of coal. It seems to us like as if the teacher was a successful fireman, there was not excuse for the pupils to have to "gather about the stove to keep reasonably comfortable." In the past there have been over three times as many pupils enrolled in our school, and only one stove, and the teachers failed to growl publicly about the cold condition of the school house. Some one has said, "To understand earth you must have known heaven."
Piedmont W Va, March 3
Mr Harry F Smith has completed a fine large dwelling house in Brady's addition to Westernport.
Joe Garvey, a student of Charles College, Baltimore, who has been suffering from typhoid fever at the Mercy Hospital, that city, was brought to the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs Jas Garvey, of Rose Hill, this place, Mon evening much improved.
Mrs John Seaber is quite sick at her home on Westernport hill.
Mr Park M Spangler, proprietor of the 5 and 10 cent store, who has been sick for two weeks, is much improved and able to attend to business.
Miss Mary Richardson, who underwent an operation for appendicitis at Baltimore recently, returned home several days ago accompanied by her father.
Joseph Cistermino, 29 years old, who was employed at the mill of the W Va Pulp and Paper Co, had both legs cut off by having been run over by three helper engines on the B&O Railroad. He had been in America seven years.
Miss Mary Stevenson, who is a graduate nurse of the Western Md Hospital, at Cumberland, has been appointed to the position of visiting nurse for Piedmont and Keyser district of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
The Buxton Mine which has been in operation for about eighteen years is about worked out. Millions of tons of coal has been taken from the mines.
Mrs John Oherl, formerly of this place, but for several years a resident of Bellevue, Ohio, died last week at her adopted home. Mrs Oherl was the mother of Mrs Elmer Rowe and of Mr J Hunter Smith. She and her husband for many years, had the bakery on Ashfield St, now run by Mr L B Bantz. Her son Mr J Hunter Smith was several years town sergeant for this place, and Mrs Rowe resided until recently at Luke Md, then moved to their present home in Ohio.
March 10 - Miss Edna Brock, the school teacher of this place, was visiting relatives in Cumberland last Sat and sun.
Mr A B Baker, of Ridgley, was visiting his brother, J R Baker.
The Berlin Orchard Co is erecting a new dwelling house.
Mr John Faulk and brother Tom, went to Rawlings last week on business.
Last Sat one of George Dawson's little girls fell down on the point of scissors that penetrated her breast.
Westernport Md, March 3
The fifteen months old daughter of Mr and Mrs John Howard, who died on Thurs, was buried on Sat afternoon.
There was quite a jolly crowd gathered at the residence of Mrs Amy Kight on Walnut St, Fri night, to celebrate her 90th birthday. Aunt Amy, as she is familiarly called, was born Feb 28, 1823. Notwithstanding her advanced age, she enjoys fairly good health and is generally able to assist her daughter in the household duties. Her husband, who was a Methodist minister, has been dead for a number of years. The Odd Fellows of Westernport, have recently had a picture taken of the old log building at the half way house between Piedmont and Keyser, in which Rev Kight was born and have had a cut made of it and are having several large pictures struck from it. In the left top corner is a fine portrait of the deceased. It also shows the old dilapidated building that is fast decaying. This building ahs long since passed the century work and like many of its former inmates will soon be a thing of the past.
Mr Naman Howard, a C&P passenger engineer, died at the residence of his father, Mr William Howard, on Rock street, last Sat at ten o'clock. Mr Howard has been an employee of the C&P company for a number of years.
Mr J Pierce of Keyser W Va, was a business visitor in town on Sat afternoon.
Mr and Mrs Maiden Sr of Va, who have been visiting their son, Rev Maiden, of the UB Church, have returned home.
Mr James A Dawson, of Keyser W Va, was visiting friends here on Sun.
Mrs Cora Windowm, of Marietta O, who attended the funeral of her sister, Mrs Roberta Groves, left this afternoon for her home, accompanied by her niece and nephew.
LICENSE TO MARRY
License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:
Feb 28 - Elmer Boyd Saville and Sarah Ethel Matilda Short, Greenspring W Va.
March 3 - Charles Alfred Peyton, 21, pulp mill worker, Piedmont W Va, and Mary Edna Jones, Westernport Md.
Russel William Cutter, 22, brakeman, Midland Md, and Florence Graham Kight, 18, of Westernport Md.
March 12 - William Randolph Berg, 31, woodsman, Jordan Run, W Va, and Queen Elizabeth Morris, 26, Keyser W Va.
Yesterday about nine o'clock, Mrs J W S Ritenhouse, aged 41 years, died very suddenly at her home on St Cloud Street. She had been in ill health for some months and had just gotten out of bed, after a night's rest, when she fell on the floor and died almost instantly from heart failure. She was the wife of B&O Engineer Rittenhouse.
B F BLASKSHERE DEAD
Fairmont W Va, Feb 28
B F Blackshere, aged 69 years, wealthy banker, oil operator and stock raiser, of Mannington W VA, died yesterday. He is survived by his widow and one son, Harry Blackshere.
George H Saufley, 76 years old, a farmer of the Shady Grove neighborhood, died Wed. His second wife, who was Miss Mary Drummond, two brothers and two sisters survive him.
March 4 - Harry Timberlake, 66 years old, who was a member of Co B, Twelfth Va Cavalry (Baylor's command), surviving severe wounds which crippled him for life, partook heartily of buckwheat cakes at supper Mon night and was found dead from acute indigestion in bed Tues at his home near Clearsbrook. One daughter, Mrs Arthur Burton; two sons, Byrnes and Turner Timberlake, all of Baltimore, and one sister, Miss Eva Timberlake, Fishersville Va survive.
Gervis F Mayers, died Sun at Stephens City, aged 73 years. His widow, formerly Miss Augusta E Hailman, of Augusta Co, who recently underwent an operation in a Richmond hospital for caner, is hopelessly ill and may never know of his death. A daughter, Mrs Frank C Stalling, of Stephens City, is also under a physician's care. Other survivors are a son, Edward A Mayers, New York and the following daughters; Mrs J Edward Allamong, Roanoke; Mrs Leslie Kline and Mrs D Scott Furguson, Richmond.
Baltimore, March 5
Barnett R Clark, 52 years of age, shot and killed his wife, Nannie Wine Clark, 21 years of age, in their home at Arlington, a suburb, this evening. After holding the neighbors at bay for twenty minutes, Clark sent a bullet into his own head. He may die. Jealousy is said to have promoted the act. Mrs. Clark was formerly of Harrisonburg Va. She married Clark five months ago in Philadelphia.
Martinsburg, March 10
While working at the coaling dock, shoveling up waste coal, E S Ambrose, 30 years old, a B&O trackman, was instantly killed Sir John Run W Va when engine 1872 ran him down.
Martinsburg, March 10
Ernest F Henry, a yard brakeman, lost his life as the result of being caught between cars and crushed. In a dying condition he as taken to the hospital, but died shortly afterwards.
Clarksburg W Va, March 11
Simeon Mattingly, a prominent retired farmer and civil war veteran of Howesville, Preston Co, died at Howesville today in a Clarksburg hospital of paralysis, aged 82 years. Mrs Patrick Canfield of Clarksburg; John Mattingly of Morgantown and Raymond R Mattingly of Tunnelton are surviving children.
Mr Max Daskais, who for the past three years has been conducting a clothing business on Ashfield street, Piedmont, died suddenly Sun night, March 2, 1913 of hemorrhage, aged 42 years.
Mr Daskais was born in Russia and lived a number of years in England, before coming to this country. He leaves a wife and two children, Morris and Dora. Mrs Daskais was a Miss Abramson, and is a sister to Mr Julius Abramson, of Frostburg. The remains were taken to Cumberland for interment Wed.
Mr Daskais had just moved form the Dixon building to the New York Store, in the Town Hall Building, for may years occupied by Mr Clay Thrush.
The funeral of Thomas Fallon, whose death at Leadville Colo, was recorded in these columns last week, took place at the St Peter's Catholic church, Mon morning and was largely attended. Among those who attended out of town were: Mr and Mrs Patrick Gilmore, of Covington VA; Mrs Harley Huntsberry, of Boston Mass; Miss Ruth Fallon, of Clarksburg; Mr Thomas Fallon, of Chillicothe, Ohio; Mrs John Burns, Mrs Ed Moore and Mr Ed Mullen of Cumberland and Mr and Mrs Narru, of Frostburg.
Mr Thomas Greaser, who was taken to the Sanitarium at Oakland, died
Sat morning, March 1, 1913, of typhoid fever. He was 28 years of age,
was of a noble character and loved by all who knew him. He is
survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Teresa Nau, daughter of
the late Conrad Nau, of this place.
Messrs Wm and John Nau, Mr and Mrs H Nau and son, Joe and daughter, Cecelia, Mr and Mrs Henry Greaser, of Westernport, attended the funeral. -Piedmont Herald of 7th.
Fairmont W Va, March 9
Miss Thebe Barnes, aged eighty years, died today at the hoem of her niece, Mrs Clarence L Smith. She was a member of a pioneer family, and was wealthy and prominent.
To the memory of Mabel McCullough
Mabel was a kind hearted girl
As I have ever known,
And on that great judgment day
When she stands before the throne;
I think her record will be
Among the fairest there,
And it can never be said of her,
That anyone suffered and she did not care.
She will be missed in this world,
But she was needed in the other;
And her friends will always sympathize
With her relatives; especially her mother.
Feb 1913. Irven B Popnoe, Lake Arthur N M
Of Mabel McCullough, who died the 2nd day of Feb, at Lake Arthur, New Mexico.
Darling Mabel, she has left us
Left us all for evermore
But we hope to meet Dear Mabel
On that bright and happy shore.
A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in our midst,
Which never can be filled
God in his wisdom has called
This treasure he had given,
And tho her body slumbers here,
Her soul is safe in heaven.
Mrs Fern Russel
John Lambert of Newburg, spent Sun here with relatives.
Ray Spotts, of Philadelphia, is spending a few days at home.
Postmaster T T Hoffman was a visitor to Cumberland Wed.
Mrs Margaret Berry, of Kansas, is visiting relatives here.
Miss Emma Carr has been ill the past week, but is reported better.
Mrs S D Blair returned home Mon from a visit to Washington.
Mrs T A Martin, of Washington, is visiting her daughter, Mrs R W Nine.
H G Steorts, and daughter, Miss Louise, have returned from a visit to Washington.
Tues Geo W Parsons went to Smithfield, Harrison Co, to inspect a large tract of timber.
Manley Trask and J M Wolfe, of Kingwood, spent Sun and Mon here among friends and relatives.
Mr and MRS M H Smith and Mrs Emma Shipley paid Piedmont relatives a visit Sun afternoon.
Miss Elsie Wagoner, who teaches at Cross, spent from Fri evening til Sun with her parents.
Little Hubert Miller who had his leg crushed some weeks ago, and had it amputated is now able to be out on crutches.
Miss Edna Kaplon has just returned from eastern cities, where she spent three weeks with friends and selecting spring merchandise.
Chas Flick returned last Sat from Harrisonburg, where he had been called by the illness of his father several weeks ago. He left his father better.
Geo M Loy of the Masteller Coal Co, returned home last Sat night from a week's trip to Harrisburg, Lancaster and other points in Pa.
Mr Thos H Davis and son, Albert Davis, returned Sun night from a delightful trip to Detroit Mich, Pittsburg and Wheeling. While in Wheeling they were the guests of Mr and Mrs Roy Ravenscroft.
Mrs E B Wolseley, of Baltimore, the popular trimmer, who has been in Mrs E C Hughes millinery store a number of seasons, and has quite a host of friends here, arrived last Sun and will be trimmer at Mrs Hughes' this season.
A L Liller and wife were in Cumberland Wed shopping. Mr Liller says he was told while there that never before at this season of the year were so many buildings under way and contracts let as for 1913.
J H Vernon, confederate veteran and ex-railroadman, well-known to all of the old railroad men, has been on the sick list since Christmas, but is getting about again. He ahs had several very bad attacks of quinsy.
Mr Wm Chamberlain ahs moved to his new home in South Keyser, and B F Wells has moved into Mrs Bright's house on Piedmont Street, vacated by Mr Chamberlain. Mrs George Oss has moved from A street to her home on Church street vacated by Mr Wells.
Miss Ada Compton is among the delegates named to attend the World's Sun School Convention to be held in Zurich Switzerland.
Mrs Susan Berry, near Alaska, who celebrated her ninety-fourth birthday last Aug, this week drove seventeen miles to the train and went with her granddaughter, Mrs Sue Yost, to Berkeley Springs W Va, where she will be the guest of Mrs Yost and other relatives.
Jeff Grayson and family of near Cumberland, spent from last Sat to Mon here as guests at B H Grayson's . They left Mon morning for their new home at Pretty Prairie, Kansas. Mr Grayson had been in the trucking business near Cumberland for some time, but sold his farm and decided to try the west. Miss Alma Grayson, of Antioch, accompanied them and will spend some time there.
Mrs J L Clark, entertained with a dinner of exquisite appointments at her home on Beaver Street, in compliment to Miss Grace Pickett, of Fairmont, who is spending a few days with friends in this city. Bright and fragrant flowers and ferns artistically the dining table at which covers were placed for eight guests. -Parkersburg Dispatch-News.
Miss Pickett, who is in Parkersburg enroute home from a western trip, is expected to return here in a few days. -Fairmont Times of 11th
Ovss Gordon is visiting his parents in New Market Va.
Judge F M Reynolds is at Parsons holding court this week.
Miss Mattie Stewart has returned from a short visit to Deer Park.
Roy Babb, of Falls, Grant Co, was in town Tues on business.
Mrs Edwards of Martinsburg, is visiting her daughter, Mrs R A Welch.
Dr L L Edgell returned Tues night from a short trip to Pittsburg.
Miss Carrie Arnold, of Piedmont, spent Tues evening here with friends.
Mrs Gus Everly spent Tues and Wed with relatives in Terra Alta.
Mrs Price Poland, of Mt Savage, is visiting her Uncle Mr T P McKenzie.
Mr and Mrs. John Johnson were business visitors to Cumberland on Tues.
Miss Leland Friend spent last Sun in Oakland as the guest of Miss Elizabeth Walter.
Fred Shock, a Prep student, spent last Sat and Sun at his home at Crellin Md.
Miss Emma Stallings returned home Wed form a professional visit to Lonaconing.
Miss Delilah Warner, of Baltimore is here for the third year as milliner for Mrs Loren High.
Mrs Charles M Miller returned home Tues evening from a visit to her daughter at Philadelphia.
Mrs Belle Babb, of Williamsport, who spent most of the past winter here with relatives, has gone home.
Mrs W B Lauck, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs Arza Furbee, is visiting her son W Jett Lauck in Washington.
Mrs Clarence Plum and children and her father, Mr Stotler, have returned form a weeks visit at Burlington.
Last Sun, Miss Eva Moore and Bernard Crooks returned from a short visit to Mrs F C Smoot, at Hagerstown.
Mr and Mrs. E P Babb and little son, Vance, of Martin, have been visiting relatives here since last Sat.
Nick Biser, who for over a year was supt of W A Liller's orchards here, has returned to his farm near Junction.
Mon Mrs V F Alkire received a telegram from McKinley Neb, informing her that her mother, Mrs Boblits, is quite ill.
Mr and Mrs.G E Kitzmiller, of William, were guests of Mrs Annie Dettinburn, in South Keyser form last Sat to Mon.
Miss Lillian Cowherd, who has been the charming guest of Miss Georgie Shelly for a time left Mon accompanied by Miss Shelly for her home in Cumberland.
Mrs Dr Kemp of Bloomington, is in the hospital at Cumberland for treatment and to undergo a trivial surgical operation. Her daughter is with her.
N J Crooks and son William, H L Arnold and Arlie Strother went to Medley Sun in Mr Crooks' auto, and took dinner with the family of Mr J H Strother.
Miss Eleanor Powell, a Baltimore milliner, who was here during the autumn season has returned to have charge of the trimming dept in Miss Mollie Brown's store.
Miss Rena Jones, of Baltimore, the accomplished trimmer, who was at the Hat Shop last season, has returned and will serve that establishment this season. Miss Jones' many friends will welcome her back.
Congressman W G Brown, of the Second W VA district and daughter have left for a brief trip to Fla for their health. He will be gone until the first of the month.
Prof Fred Koelz returned to Morgantown last Sun from a short visit to home folks here. He came into see his brother, Herman, of NC, who was home on a short visit and left Sat night for his post of duty.
Mon a committee from the Masonic lodge here, composed of V F Alkire, J G Koelz, E V Romig, Wm Riley, O F Spotts and Oscar Cosner, attended the funeral of Chas Nelson at Halleck. The deceased formerly clerked the Romig Drug Co store, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge here.
A E Russell was at Fairmont Tues on business.
Mrs E M Pancake has been on the sick list this week.
Jas Harrison ahs moved to his new home on Argyle St.
Born March 12, 1913, to Mr and Mrs Lee Litten, a daughter.
R Marsh Dean, of Elk Garden, spent Wed night in town.
Mrs Samuel Wakefield, of Meyersdale, Pa, is visiting at Mrs Carrie Sharpless'.
Mr and Mrs Herbert Layman have gone to Va on a visit to relatives for a couple of weeks.
Mrs Shaw of Moscow Md, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs Aleda Snyder, on Orchard St.
Miss Dott Lauck came down from Petersburg last Sat and is spending the week here with home folks.
Mrs Rev F H Havenner left this morning for Washington to visit relatives until after the conference.
Miss Josephine Grimes of Pittsburg, has been spending the past two weeks with her sister, Mrs George Sincell.
Miss Elizabeth Hoffman returned home first of the week from Washington, where she attended the inauguration.
Joe Johnston has resigned his position as clerk in C C Clevenger's store and accepted apposition with the gas co here.
Mrs J L Pugh, 352 Md Ave, was called to Capon Bridge, W Va, by the serious illness of her uncle. -Cumb Times.
Mrs Curtis, who spent some weeks here with her sister, Mrs Dr L L Edgell, returned to her house at Pittsburg, last Fri.
Mr C E Harrison the well known meat dealer of Keyser, has been appointed agent of the Twin Mt and Potomac Railroad at Barkville.
T H Davis' new garage, on West street, is rapidly going up, It will be a commodious building and thoroughly equipped to accommodate the trade.
Invitations are out for a reception this afternoon from three to five, at the home of Mrs B B Cavitt, by Mrs Cavitt,. Mrs Alleda Snyder and Mrs Chas N Finnell.
Mrs E O Keifer, of Berkeley Springs, who has been spending the past six weeks here with her granddaughters. Mrs Harry Whip and Mrs Robert Caldwell, went home this morning.
Mrs Dr A G Livengood and two children, of Elk Lick, Pa, who have spent the past two months her at the home of Mrs Livengood's parents, Mr and Mrs L E Moran, will go home tomorrow.
Douglas H Frye, cashier of the First National Bank at Richwood came in Tues on a short visit and left for home yesterday morning taking with him his little son, Thomas Jr, who has been spending some weeks here with his grandparents.
Rex Lauck of Keyser, was a business visitor here today.
W B Woolf, of Keyser brought his large Packard touring car here to a local garage to have it overhauled.
W W Woods, of Keyser, is in the city on business.
Miss Mayme Meeks, of the county, the trained nurse who has been spending the past two years practicing her profession in Portland Oregon, has returned to spend a month visiting home folks. -Cumb Times 11th.
The Young Woman's Guild of the Presbyterian Church will be glad to receive orders for home woven rag rugs, which will be delivered in April. Orders to be left with Mrs C K DeVries, at Reynolds Hotel.
Samuel Lowery, aged 86 years, died March 10th, at his home near Ellerslie Md.
Mr B F Shaffer, of Cumberland, has just been notified of his election to the Grand Chancellor ship of the Grand Domain of Md, Knights of Pythias.
Col Wm Seaber, of Piedmont, accompanied by Capt Norris Bruce and Harry Davis, paid Potomac Co No 17, Uniform Rank, K of P, a visit last Mon evening. Col Seaber inspected the Co and Installed the Officers. After the installation the company served a lunch in the reception room of the lodge.
Roy Southerland is having a home built in the Trout Addition.
Bob Brown, colored, died March 6th. He is survived by a wife.
L C Shoemaker, is on the sick list suffering from an attack of grip.
Will Carico has purchased the house of Mr Bane on James St, and will occupy it as soon as vacated.
T P Liller has completed the work on W H Chamberlain's new house and store on S Main Street.
Born on Tues, March 11, to Mr and Mrs W J Laffey, of W Piedmont St, a daughter.
The Calendar Coterie were pleasantly entertained yesterday afternoon by Miss May Long.
B F Wells has been painting the interior of the first room for the Sincell Co store and it is now exceedingly clean and attractive.
Mrs Conrad died last Mon at the home of her daughter, Mrs Homer Patton, at New Creek. The remains were laid away at Antioch.
Near Williamsport, on Patterson's Creek Mt, T M Roderick is planting an orchard,. He will set up 2000 more peaches this sprint. He is planting all late varieties of fruit.
Go to Chas P Peters for Western Farm Seeds.
Rev F J Prettyman presiding elder of Washington district, M E South, will be next chaplain of the US Senate, having received the Democratic caucus nomination last week.
Bernard A Davis, as fireman employed on the W M railroad, who is off on a furlough, came down from Elkins first of the week and is at work in the B&O car shops.
Fire early Tues morning destroyed a large double house at Ridgeley, opposite Cumberland, belonging to Mrs George P Hast, of that city. It contained 12 rooms and was used as a boarding house.
W A Liller has contracted with W W Welker to build at the corner of Piedmont and D streets a large roomy building to be used as a rooming and boarding house. TI will have at least 36 rooms and will have modern conveniences.
Miss Sarah Virginia Walker died yesterday evening at the Western Md Hospital, aged 59 years. She resided with her sister, Miss Martha Walker, 30 Frederick St, and was a sister of David and Hugh G Walker, well known businessmen of Cumberland. -Cumb News of 13th.
WM WRIGHT SERIJOUSLY INJURED
Mr William Wright of Piedmont W Va, a B&O railroad machinist, was brought to the Western Md hospital early this morning seriously injured. Wright was knocked from the top of a box car by an overhead bridge, last evening at Oakland. Just what he was doing on the car is not known. On train No 4, which brought him to Cumberland, was his mother, sister and brother. His father is also a B&O railroad employee, working in the carpenter shops at Keyser, W Va. Drs Hawkins and Claybrooke, of Cumberland and Dr Grubb of Berkeley Springs W Va, gave him surgical attention. -Cumb News of 11th.
A charter has been granted to the following:
Walnut Spring Orchard Co, with principal office and place of business in Keyser, and chief works in New Creek dist of Mineral County; to operate a storage and deal in poultry and dairy products. Authorized capital stock $25,000 of which $500 has been subscribed and $50 paid. The incorporators are: T T Huffman, W C Grimes, H L Arnold, D F Huffman and O A Hood, all of Keyser.
Report of Fountain School for month ending Mar 7th, Pupils enrolled: boys 13, girls 16, total 29. Average daily attendance: boys 11, girls 15. Those neither absent nor tardy: Girls, Bessie Steedman, Marguerite Steedman, Meda Parrill, Lola Parrill, Marguerite Tasker, Alma Staggs, and Viola Riggleman. Boys: Fred Staggs, Vause Staggs, James Steedman and Wade Parrill.
Report of the Claysville School for the fourth month. Pupils enrolled: Boys 17, Girls 5, total 22. Average daily attendance: boys, 13, girls, 4, total 17. Percent of daily attendance: Boys 86, girls 89, total 87.5. Honor Roll: Floyd Carnell, Ophir Burgess, Ellis Carnell, Fred Boseley, Lorin Carnell, Mahlon burgess, Mrytle Boseley, Geneva Carnell. Bessie H Ebert, Teacher.
BERYL SCHOOL NOTES
The Grammer Grades celebrated the third anniversary of the founding of the Longfellow Literary Society Fri Evening, Feb 28, 1913.
A feature was a contest as to who could give the greatest number of correct answers to twenty five selections taken from Longfellow's poems.
The children of the intermediate grades had prepared an appropriate painting to each of the selections given.
The contest was held in a adjoining room where everyone was given an opportunity to view the work.
The prizes offered to the successful competitors were beautiful paintings appropriate to the occasion. The first prize won by Esther Newcome, a former student of the school and now in attendance at Piedmont High School. The second prizes were awarded to Isabel Tibbets and Hattie Harsh, both students of the grammar grades.
IS GIVEN TRANSFER
Capt C J Webb, of the B&O, who has had one of the through passenger trains between Cumberland and Grafton, 55 west and No 12 east, having succeeded Capt Mullen, who retired about two years ago, will be transferred to a new run at his own request. He will be in charge of the second section of No 3 west, and through express to Wheeling and No 14, the Chicago train east. The vacancy caused by his transfer will be filled with the oldest conductor, who makes the application for the place, and this will be known in a few days. -Cumb Times
Thomas W Keller, of Romney W Va, Sat was elected asst doorkeeper of the Senate as a reward for long service. Mr Keller came to Washington in 1879 as a messenger. He was later placed in charge of the private entrance to the Democratic cloakroom, serving in the two positions for 20 years. Since 1909, Mr Keller has been acting as asst doorkeeper.
ORGANIZED A SCOUT
In Ridgeley Band Hall Fri night a number of boys and young men met to organize a military scout, B W O'Rourke's was chosen president; I H Bane, vice-president; Morris Beckman, secretary and H O Beckman, treasurer. Willard Everstein was selected as scout master and William Haden, asst. They have two patrols of eight members each. They will meet each Fri night in their quarters, near of Dr J K Cowherd's office, corner Knobley and Mineral Streets. They expect many more members. -Cumb News
GEO RICHARDS HURT
Yesterday morning Geo J Richards, B&O yard brakeman, was caught between the cars and had one foot crashed and his right hand badly mashed. He was taken to the Hoffman hospital and given attention. While the injury is very serious, especially to the foot, it is thought the member will be saved.
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining unclaimed in the Post office at Keyser W Va, week ending March 6, 1913. Mrs Susan Martin, Miss Myrtle Smith, Luther Anderson, J Clifford, Harry Coles, Harry J Dawson, C Feeters, Lomic Furey, Fred Hamilton, R H Hendrickson, David Power Jr, Ernest Riley, L W Roach (3), Lloyd Wright.
Remaining unclaimed in the Postoffice at Keyser W Va, week ending Mar 13, 1913. W T Berry, W M Brown, Thos Dixon, D M Frampton, Thos E Hargrove, Wm L Inskeep, J Fred Morrison, F J Ravenscroft, Jno Sanders, Frank Stempley, R L Stultz, A J Sterling, J R Stokes, J Taylor, T Thompson, Bill Willmer.
J W Nelson, of Barnum, was here last Mon looking for his son, Ophie, who left home about Feb 25th, coming to Keyser. The boy is 17 years old, and Mr Nelson will give a liberal reward for information of his whereabouts. The young man, on leaving Keyser, said he was going to Winchester Va.
WANT SOME SEEDS?
R A Welch has a quantity of seeds sent to him by the government for distribution. Persons wanting them will be accommodated on application.
OLIVER CHILLED PLOWS
Frye & Sons have sold two carloads this spring and have two more carloads on hand. The price this year is much less than heretofore.
NOT KNOWN HERE
Chief Irvine said today he knew nothing of the man found injured along the Western Md Railway tracks near Keyser, who gave his name as Samuel Moreland and said he jumped form the window of a moving passenger train to escape an officer who was bringing him, under arrest, from Thomas W Va, to Cumberland. Moreland was found along the track with his left leg crushed and severe cuts about his body. When taken to the Hoffman Hospital, at Keyser, $115 was found in his pockets. It is thought he jumped from a train while suffering from a hallucination. The local police said no such man was wanted here and it is not believed he was under arrest. -Cumb Times
The Mutual Telephone Co is now engaged in locating poles and arranging for wiring in a section of the road in the wild woods of W VA. The connection will be made over the Mutual system from Keyser to Tasker schoolhouse, filling in a link to Elk Garden. Those particularly benefited are W B Decker, W E Greene, George Kemp, Isaac Kemp, Samuel Arnold, Harry Wright, Geo Keller, Jno Robinette, and I H Smith.
FRUIT HURT SOME
Orchard men tell us that the hard freeze Thurs night and Fri morning of last week injured the peaches considerably. Mr Zimri Bailey showed us some limbs from peach trees in his orchard that were very full of buds, but at least half of them had been killed. Whether this is general we have not learned.
TAKEN TO SANITARIUM
Mrs Gordon Weaver, 916 Virginia Ave, has been quite ill for 10 days, and this morning her condition became worse so that it necessitated her removal to a sanitarium at Baltimore at once. Dr Spicer, Dr Johnson, and Dr Koon diagnosed her case. Mrs Weaver is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the B of L E. She will be taken to Baltimore today. -Cumb Times 12th.
After a while, the human race will be bald, toothless and four-toed, so Prof Frederick Starr, the celebrated anthropologist informed his class at the University of Chicago.
To the citizens of Keyser:
All are cordially invited to visit the Preparatory School library, become familiar with the splendid collection of books and magazines and use them with student's privileges. A book may be kept out two weeks free, and any ensuing time for the small tax of one cent per day. The library will be open from nine until twelve am, and one-thirty until three pm. M Liller, Librarian.
Harry Boggs, of Elkins, known as "Shorty" arrested at Ridgeley W Va, opposite Cumberland charged with bootlegging was dismissed by US Deputy Marshall Hupp. He was given a hearing before Comm John W Mason, Jr, who found the evidence weak.
TRANSCRIBED MARCH 7, 2002 BY PATTI MCDONALD
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