KEYSER TRIBUNE
KEYSER WV
FRIDAY, OCT 18, 1912


DAVIS NEWS

  Mr and Mrs Walter Wenner and son Ashby, of Keyser, are visiting at the home of Charles Jackson.
  Misses Minnie Head and Mary Hann left Tues for Newport News Va, to visit Rev and Mrs I D Workman.
  Mrs W D Worden, who has been ill for several weeks, is able to be out again.
  Mrs Jas Buskirk visited friends at Keyser first of the week.
  Mrs Wm Campbell died of consumption at her home on Blackwater Avenue Wed afternoon. She had been suffering from the disease for the last three years and was confined to her bed for the last five weeks. She leaves a husband. Funeral from the house Fri afternoon.
  Miss Jeffrey Elizabeth Hockman,of this place, and Melvin T Gaither, of Bayard, were quietly married in Oakland Md, Wed last. Mr and Mrs Gaither will make their home in Davis.
  The F S Johnston Drug Co have received a two year old alligator from Fla, and have it in a box in one of their display windows. It is attracting considerable attention.
  Davis News of 10th.


ELK GARDEN

  Wm Middleton and sister Miss Florence, and Edgell Smith of Myersdale Pa,visited friends here last week.
  We omitted to state last week that the stork recently added a Mason to the family of Reese Nethken.
  Miss Nellie Bennear of the hospital at Davis, has been in Elk Garden two weeks on a professional call, and has returned.
  Jacob Stullenbarger returned last week from Charleston, being a delegate to the Grand Lodge of the IOOF.
  A very interesting amendment ratification meeting was held at the Odd Fellow's Hall on Thurs evening of last week, and was addressed by Hon Wm B Catlett, D C Arnold let a twenty minute song service, using the Amendment Campaign songster. It was a good meeting. Officers for a Ratification Club were elected as follows: President, R Marsh Dean; vice-president, Wm Schwinabart; Secretary, Harley Beckman; treasurer, James Norman. And it is in order now for any one to join the club and thus take a stand in the great conflict against the legalized saloon.
  Mr Patrick Mason returned last Sat morning from the Johns Hopkins hospital, where he underwent treatment for the last six weeks. He seems to be much benefited.
  Our sympathy is with Uncle John, of Schell, newspaper correspondent, in the death of his beloved companion. How vividly the poet's words express the husband's thoughts:
  "But O, for the touch of a vanished hand,
  And the sound of a voice that is still."
  But through the storm clouds of affliction beams our Father's love and in Him is consolation.
  Wm Oats, wife and son and daughter, Miss Verda, of Gormania, visited friends here the first of this week.
  Rev John A Shockey's revival has closed on Nethken Hill. There were 86 conversion.
  W T Dixon had a good yield of buckwheat. he harvested 76 bushels on three acres. The yield was doubtless a hundred bushels, but a storm shattered the grain.
  The saloons in the amendment fight come out under the guise of the Taxpayers Protective Ass of W Va. They make some statements and draw some conclusion. The Saloon Association refers to the fact that by the Supreme Court's findings W Va, owes Va $7,000,000 or $28 per voter in our state. And they further state that if the saloons are prohibited it will increase each voter's tax $2.60. And they and their flashy circular by saying " look over your last tax receipt. Add $30.60 more in taxes to it and then ask yourself -Will Prohibition pay?" Great heavens! What has the Va debt to do with the Amendment whether it carries or not? In $3.60 worth of argument there is $28 of it sidetracked, having nothing to do with the question, and the $2.60 is not much better. As it is the saloon license is mostly paid now by the poor man. He drinks $25 worth of whiskey and a dollar goes toward license. To mislead the voters by trumping up Va debt and make it a bogy to call black white. Isaiah, chapter 5, verse 20 shows up saloon logic. "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." Did you ever see anything fit so well?
  The funeral services of Grandma Kilroy at Westernport, was largely attended by her friends and relatives from Elk Garden. She lived here many years and was known far and wide for her genial, kind and thoughtful disposition. She died at Myersdale Pa, and was well advanced in years.
  Rev W W White's wife has gone to Philadelphia to see her mother.
  Roland


GRANT COUNTY

  Press (Petersburg) of 10th
  Wm H Hyre of Davis, is visiting his many friends and relatives in Grant County.
  Tom Welton left the first of the week for Keyser, where he will work at the B&O shops.
  Mrs Glenn Roby is visiting relatives at Keyser.
  Mrs B J Baker spent Mon in Moorefield.
  Born Sun, to Mr and Mrs I V Inskeep, of Martin, a son.
  Mrs Smith, of Danville, Va, is here visiting her son, Rev J Hoge Smith.
  Mr and Mrs Will Gross, of Cumberland, are visiting Mrs Wm Goldizen.
  Mrs Scott and Mrs Williams, of Medley, were shopping in Petersburg Sat.
  M L Wheaton, who is working at Cumberland, spent Sun here with his family.
  At a meeting of the Town Council held Mon, Frank Oates was appointed Chief of Police.
  Mrs J N Shobe and sister, Miss Mary Norwood, came up from Burlington Sat and spent Sun here.
  Miss Stella Hyre, who had been here for a couple of months visiting relatives, returned to Baltimore Tues.
  John P Shobe took his daughter, Miss Kathryn, to Bayard Wed, from which place she will accompany her uncle, George W Hill, to Kansas, where she will attend school.
  R P Spangler and family of Ridgeley, are visiting relatives at Arthur. Mr Spangler is conductor on the Western Md railroad. he and his brother-in-law, N W Snyder, were Petersburg visitors yesterday.
  Eston, the young son of Geo Landes who was operated upon a short time ago in a Cumberland hospital by Dr E B Claybrook for appendicitis, was brought home last week. He has about fully recovered from the operation.


HAMPSHIRE NEWS

  Review (Romney) of 16th
  Mrs G A Gibbons left Tues morning to visit friends in Loudoun county Va.
  Mr and Mrs Chas Babb and son, of Medley, were visiting Mrs D G Marshall several days last week.
  Mrs Hannah Kuykendall attended the wedding of her niece Miss Lena Wright, last Wed at Burlington.
  Daily Kenny and ?eber Parsons spent a couple of days last week with Mr and Mrs Chas Coleman, at Duquesne Pa.
  Mrs Fanny Taylor, of South Branch, who has been visiting relatives here, left last week to visit on Patterson's Creek.
  Miss Gladys Randolph, who has been the stenographer in the H S R R for some time past, left for her home in Moorefield Tues.
  Mrs Virginia Parsons McCabe, of Oakland Cal, visited relatives in this vicinity last week. Mrs McCabe is very much interested in the Parsons' and is writing a family history.
  Miss Lucie N Johnson returned last week from a visit of several months to Ratane, New Mexico. She resumed a position in the General Manager's office of the H S R R Mon.
  Mrs Charles W Parish, a sister of Mrs Brooke Lickhart, of Capon Bridge, died at her home at Gore, Va, the early part of last week, and was buried there Wed.
  Parsons Brady, of Snyder Texas, formerly of this place, has been elected president and general manager of the bank in that place, of which he has been cashier for some years.
  SPRINGFIELD
  Mrs Richie, of California, spent Fri night with Mrs W A Shannon.
  Mrs Sue Washington and Isabella Miller, are visiting in the Romney neighborhood.
  Mrs Mamie Campbell, Mrs J H blue and daughter, Miss Lucy, attended the Reunion at Moorefield last week.
  N B Guthrie returned to Springfield Wed after spending three months at Davis, W Va. J N Parks came from Keyser to assist Mr Guthrie in his business for a few days.
  Floyd Morrison, of Burlington, who is clerking for the Flory Co at Green Spring, spent Sun in town the guest of Joe Sparks.
  Born to Mr and Mrs H S Roach, Oct 13th, a son.
  John Rizer is with his cousins, the Graces, at Wire Bridge.
  Mr Arthur Light and Miss Hildred Messick were married last evening at 4 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Oliver Messick near South Branch, Rev G G Oliver officiating.


HARDY COUNTY NEWS

  Moorefield Examiner of 10th
  Jacob C Wilson and wife, and sons John and Russel and Jack Sigler and wife, of Westernport, were here last Fri on their way to Lost River to visit relatives.
  J B Grady, of Lost River, was over last Sat on business and left with us a jar of fresh strawberries, the second growth this year. We have noticed a number of fruit and other trees in bloom for the second time.
  Miss Molelle Kuykendall of Martinsburg, arrived Mon evening. Miss Kuykendall will teach school at Durgon this winter.
  Misses Mary and Louise Zell, who have been visiting relatives in this section, have returned to their home in Birmingham Ala.
  Harry Sincell, wife and daughter, and King Delawder and wife, of Oakland were recent visitors at the home of Mr and Mrs A V Wilson.
  Bell VanMeter of Baltimore, arrived last week on a visit to relatives here. This is MR VanMeter's first visit here in about 37 years.
  Mrs W S Cunningham and son Jos I, left first of the week for a visit to relatives at Wardensville. Dr Baker took them over.
  Mrs Ed S Cunningham and brother, C W VanMeter, of Mansfield, Ill, arrived Mon evening on a visit to relatives in this section.
  Mrs A W Connell has returned to her home from Bellvue Ohio, where she was called on account of the illness of her mother, who still remains very poorly.
  J R Parrill, of walker, Mo, came here to attend the reunion this week. Mr Parrill has a brother living in Hampshire Co, and this is his first visit here in 43 years.
  W S Cunningham, who spent a week here, returned to Cumberland Fri morning.
  Miss Hattie Simmons, who has been visiting at Barnum, has returned to her home here.
  Miss Janie Shearer who visited here a few days last week, has returned to her home in Wheeling.
  Rev J W Duffey and wife of Winchester, arrived Mon evening and attended the reunion this week.
  Capt and Mrs I H Daugherty, of Franklin, attended the reunion here this week and renewed old acquaintances.
  Miss Lucy Blue of Springfield is visiting Miss Mildred Kuhn.
  We are informed that Deputy Sheriff P P Heltzel, of McCauley, was paralyzed this week.
  Miss Jean Daily was called home from Winchester this week by the death of her father, Benj Dailey.
  Miss Mary Howard Heiskell, of Romney, came up this week and is guest of the Misses Heiskell.
  Mr and MRS Walter Rice, of near Cumberland, came up this week for a short visit to relatives.
  Wm Oats died at his home in the Bean Settlement this week. Mr Oats had been sick for some time.


HARTMONSVILLE NEWS

  Misses Grace Head and Mabel Neville, of Sulphur, visited friends here Sun.
  Misses Myrtle and Geneva Carnell, of Mountain Breeze Hotel, Claysville, were the guests of henry L Kitzmiller over Sun.
  Mrs Anna Paris and Mr Edgar Arnold's daughter, Miss Blanche, of near Keyser, visited Mr J P Arnold's last week.
  Mrs Chas Wilson and three children, of Baline, were the guests of Mrs Minnie Duling over Sun.
  Mr W W Rogers, candidate for Sheriff of Blaine, was here last Sat. We presume looking after political "gaps".
  Mr Bob Taylor of Emoryville, who has been attending the "Prep" at Keyser, is home with typhoid fever. Dr Oliver Lantz is the attending physician.
  Mr J H Junkins of Sulphur was the guest of the writer last Sun.
  Mr Lloyd Hansford of Parsons, candidate for Judge of this Judicial Circuit, was her last week in the interest of his candidacy. Mr W H Kight of Elk Garden, drove him over.
  Misses Cora Ludwick, Grace and Zennie Duling visited Mrs W W Kitzmiller of Silent Glen, last Sun.
  While on his way to Elk Garden Tues, Geo D Junkins came near being killed. A Mr Coleman, of Elk Garden was out hunting. He shot a pheasant on the wing, which was flying in the direction of Mr Junkins, and some shot passed through the crown of his hat. MR Coleman did not know any one was near when he shot. George says he felt the shot burn the top of his head.
  It seems to us it would be a piece of wisdom on the part of the Board of Education to build a new School House at Oakmont, or an addition to the present one. We were told yesterday that there were 57 pupils on the roll attending school there. We make the assertion that no teacher can do justice to that many pupils, no matter how busy she may be and how earnestly she worked. "A hint to the wise ought to be sufficient.
  Lodi


JUNCTION NEWS

  Mr and Mrs G C Mathias of Old Fields spent last Sat and Sun with relatives here.
  Rev B B Ludwick and family returned to Pa last week.
  Mrs Bessie Whiteman of Keyser is visiting relatives here.
  Mr and Mrs B T Racy of Romney, is visiting relatives here.
  Mr Edgar Rogers and family of Fountain are among relatives.
  Mr R S Ludwick left Tues for Hagerstown fair.
  Misses Nanee and Marie Ludwick were visiting relatives on Beaver Run.
  Mrs John H Parker is visiting in Keyser.
  Mr and Mrs Con Welton of Cumberland, spent Tues with Mrs C D Whiteman.
  Rev Riley will speak at Mt Olive church 16 and 17th on the Ratification of the Prohibition Amendment.
  Rev A A P Neel will commence a revival meeting at Trinity church Sun night.
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KITZMILLER

  Margaret, little daughter of C F Decker, who had been a sufferer of typhoid fever for several weeks, died Sun morning. Funeral services were conducted in M E Church Mon morning by Rev Zumbsemen, of Buckhannon. Interment took place at Deer Park Md.
  Mr Wade Sapp attended the funeral services of his nephew, Rell Danks, who was killed by an accident in planning mill at Gladesville W Va.
  Rev Leeper, pastor of Presbyterian church, is holding a series of meetings here this week.
  Mr and Mrs H W Kimes left Thurs for an extended visit to Fla, Cal and other states of the south and west.
  Mr G P Getty is filling MR Kimes place as telegraph operator during his absence.
  Mrs Belle Nine and Misses Kate O'Donnell and Nellie Stanton, teachers in the Kitzmiller school, visited friends in Mt Lake and Oakland last Sun.
  Mr C E Rafter, who meet with a very painful accident by falling and breaking his limb a few weeks ago, is still confined to his bed.
  Mrs J H Shriver and little son, Frederick, are visiting friends in Cairo, W Va.
  Mr L W Wilson, clerk in F G Trout Co Store, left Mon for Parkersburg, where he will become a student of Mountain Sate Business College at that place.
  Miss Besse Dean, of Elk Garden, visited friends here this week.
  A number of our people attended the all day services at Barnum last Sun.
  The many friends of Mr Charles Golden were sorry to hear of his death, which occurred in a railroad accident near Philadelphia Pa.
  Mrs I F Groves returned home Wed from Swanton, Md, where she has been visiting several weeks.
  Miss Emma Stoyer of Stoyer, Md, visited friends here the first of the week.
  There will be a supper served in Geo Pool's Hall Sat Oct 19th, for benefit of M E Church.
  Word was received here on Wed evening of the accident to Mr Fred Davis at Keyser while digging a grave. The accident was caused by an explosion of dynamite used in digging the grave. Sorry to hear about the accident. He had many friends in this community.


PIEDMONT

  Piedmont W Va, Oct 7
  Mr Web Davis of Grafton, was visiting his mother-in-law, Mrs Owen E Gardner, Second Street.
  Bishop Corrigan confirmed a class of eight at 10:30 o'clock Sun morning at St Peters Catholic Church, Westernport.
  Robert C Dye, who visited his uncle, Mr Dye, at the stone horse near Ridgeville, has returned home.
  Mr H Clay Thrush is confined to his home with a mild case of typhoid fever.
  Mr Charles J Harrison, Jr of Somerset Pa, will be married to Miss Speck at her home in Hackensack, NJ, Wed evening. The ceremony will be performed in the Second Presbyterian church. After Nov 1, they will be at home in somerset Pa.
  At the annual election of officers of Piedmont Council, No 685, Knight of Columbus, the following officers were chosen for the ensuing year. Grand Knight, E S Howard; deputy rand knight, M A Graney; chancellor, D A Niland; recorder, T A Moran; financial secretary, Jos H Nau; treasurer, P J O'Brien; advocate, F V Eppler; warden, Patrick A Mullen; assistant warden, M P Cosgrove; inside guard, John Fahey; outside, Wm Kelly; trustee, Charles Spicer.

  Oct 11
  Fred B Dawson, a miner of the Brophy coal mines, near Franklin, was caught by a fall of bone coal, Thurs morning. His right leg was broken at the knee and his body was bruised and cut. He was taken home on Fisher street, Piedmont. His young daughter is ill with typhoid fever.
  Mr H Clay Thrush, who has a mild case of typhoid fever, is improving.
  Mr George Murphy, who has been ill fro a long time, was taken to the Eudowood Sanitarium, Towson, Md, yesterday. His sister, Mrs Joseph Kuhnle, of Baltimore, accompanied him.
  The Baltimore & Ohio railroad has made changes in the number of cars to the train in the run from Keyser to Terra Alta. The empties formerly numbered sixty-five cars with three locomotives which ran all the way to Terra Alta. Now the train numbers forty-five cars with two helper pushing from the rear of train.
  Mrs Rosa Ward Johnson is convalescing from quite an attack of stomach trouble. Her daughter, Mrs Taylor Morrison, of Keyser, has been with her.
  Born Fri, Oct 4, 1912, unto Mr and Mrs Russell Pattison, of Bloomington, a daughter.
  Mr M Shrout, of Piedmont, and Miss Mary Broll, of Moorefield, were married at the First M E parsonage Tues evening, Oct 8, 1912, by Rev Wm Harris.
  Thieves broke into Mr J T Kooken's store, on Ashfield street, last Sun night, and took about $150 worth of merchandise. they obtained an entranced through a window in the rear of the building.
  Rev R H Viser, having resigned as a pastor of the Piedmont Presbyterian church, left with his mother and two brothers, Messrs Graham and Edmund, yesterday for his new field of labor at Norton, Wise County, Va. At a congregational meeting held last Sun night, steps were taken to fill the vacancy within a few weeks.


SCHELL

  Oct 15, 1912
  In consequence of our recent bereavement, I don't feel able to give the readers of the Tribune the news of our place this week, but if they will bear with me a little while, I hope to be able to furnish them with the news form this end.
  Bruce and I are all alone now save when some of our good neighbors drop in to offer, not merely their sympathy, but the good ladies to lend a helping hand, all of which words fail us to express how much we appreciate. We, Bruce and I, both take this method to try to express our thanks to our many friends both here and about the old home and also along the road betwixt here and there, for their great kindness in the sickness and burial of our dear wife and mother. There was a mistake occurred in the papers of Fri. There was no funeral sermon preached here that morning as we had to start at 7 o'clock to drive through. There will be a funeral preached at Rehoboth church in the near future.
  Uncle John


MARRIAGES

LICENSE TO MARRY

  License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:
  Oct 16 - Homer Clinton Mauk and Julia Agnes Shingleton, both of Springfield W Va.
  Oct 17 - Aaron P W Combs and Ethel Cordelia Maphis, both of Rio W Va.

STEHLEY - SOLLARS

  A quiet, but very pretty wedding took place last Tues, Oct 15, 1912, at high noon at the home of the bride, on Main Street, when Miss Lois Elinor Stehley, daughter of Dr and Mrs F P Stehley, was united in marriage to Mr William Rutlege Sollars, of Oakland Md, Rev A O Price, of the Presbyterian church, performing the ceremony, using the ring service. Miss Catherine Miller played the wedding march, The bride was given away by her father. Miss Katherine Stehley, a cousin, was maid of honor, and Dr Sollars, brother of the groom, was best man. The bride was becomingly attired and certainly looked more attractive than ever. After the service a sumptuous old time turkey dinner was served. They received numerous handsome and useful presents.
  The out-of-town guests parents were: Mr and Mrs E E Sollars, parents of the groom and Dr Edward Sollars, all of Oakland; Mrs Elizabeth Stehley, the bride's grandmother, daughter, Miss Kate, and grand-daughter, Miss Katherine Miller, all of Falling Water.
  The young couple slipped off on the evening train for a short trip before settling down at their home, "Dalmont Farm." Claysville.

 
FAIRMONT W VA

  The engagement of Rev L L Lightner, of Clarksburg and Miss Ruth Jacobs, of Trinne, has been announced. The wedding will take place Oct 26. Rev Mr Lightner is the pastor of the Baptist church in the Clarksburg district.

MARTINSBURG W VA

  Miss Anna Bell, daughter of Mr and Mrs J M Bell, of Berkeley county, and James R B Maconaughey, of Berkeley Springs were married here Sun at the Lutheran parsonage by Rev Dr C S Trump. They will reside in Berkeley Springs.

  Miss Beulah Belle Chorpenning daughter of Mr and Mrs John Chorpenning, of Inwood, and Allen G Lewis of Gerrardstown, were married Sun by Rev B V Switzer at Trinity Methodist parsonage.


DEATHS

DEATH OF A CHILD

  James A Grimes, the four year old son of Mr and Mrs James T Grimes, Ridgeley, died Thurs morning. The remains will be shipped to Lonaconing for burial. -Cumb News of 11th.

 
THREE KILLED BY EXPLOSION

  A terrible accident occurred last Tues morning, a few miles above Keyser, in which three men lost their lives and one is lying in a critical condition. The dead are D W Eagle, a well known business man, a farmer, a sawmill man and interested in many other enterprises around here; John Smith, aged 20 years; and John Gray. The injured man is Jos Boyce, who has a leg and arm broken and hurt about the back, and it is feared that he too, will die. Mr Eagle's son was also with the men, but escaped injury.
  The men were starting an old saw mill that had not been run for some time. In some way the boiler exploded. Smith was killed outright, Mr Eagle died just as they reached the hospital with him, and Gray died the next morning. Eagle was crushed about the head and chest. Two other men were standing near, but both escaped without injury. Olin, Mr Eagle's oldest son, was standing within a few feet of his father. Alex Shears, the fireman, who escaped, says there was only forty pounds of steam in the boiler at the time. They were all standing together watching one man lace a belt at the time.
  The men were all buried at the Duling church, Smith Wed, Gray Fri morning and Eagle yesterday afternoon. Mr Eagle was a member of the New Creek Council National Union, who had charge of the funeral, many of them attending. Services were conducted at his late home by Rev A P Neel.
  Mr Eagle was a native of Pendleton County, and was 49 years, 8 months old. He married Miss Annie E Burkhiser, who with two sons, Olin and James, survive. He leaves three brothers, George of New Creek and two in the west, and one sister, Mrs Taylor Delay, of Petersburg.

 
FOUND WITH THEIR THROATS CUT

  Cumberland, Oct 14
  The funeral of Mrs Eva Tucker, 27 years old, and her husband, Edward Tucker, 36 years old, who were found at their home at Garrett, Somerset Co, Pa, Fri evening with their throats cut, took place yesterday. The woman was buried at her old home at Rees' Mill, near Keyser W Va. Tucker was buried at Garrett.
  After supper Tucker and his father, Walter Tucker, retired to the front porch to smoke, while the young wife cleared the table. Mrs Tucker went upstairs, a half hour later, followed by her husband. Right after, the elder Tucker heard the sound of a falling body on the second floor. He found his son and the wife lying on the floor. Blood was gushing from deep gashes in their throats. Both were dead. Close to the son's body was a bloody razor. There was no evidence of a struggle. Their only child, Eleanor, aged one year, was playing on the bed. Tucker was formerly a telegraph operator in the United States navy and it is stated that he was discharged about five years ago for misconduct. Since he has been working in the coal mines. Mrs Tucker, was a daughter of W Z Warnick, and a former school teacher of Mineral county, W Va. It is stated that Tucker had been complaining of a pain in his head and had been acting queerly. His father and three brothers had been watching him and had arranged to take him to Meyersdale Sat morning to have him examined.

CHAS W BANE DEAD

  Martinsburg W VA - Charles W Bane, of this city, died at Weston Mon. He went suddenly insane two weeks ago and was taken to Weston for treatment. HE was 22 years old and for the past year was engaged in Baltimore in the manufacture of an invention he had patented. he was a son of W S Bane, of this city. He was formerly a merchant of Sleepy Creek, W VA.

OBITUARY

  Margaret Ellen, wife of J W Roderick, departed this life on the 10th day of Oct, 1912, at 7:30 pm, at her home near Schell W Va, aged 64 years, 6 months and 24 days. The subject of this notice professed faith in Christ when quite young and united with the ME Church, in which she lived a consistent member until after her marriage, when she along with her husband united with the U B Church, of which she remained a member until the end came.
  She had been in declining health for several years and a constant sufferer, yet she bore it all with fortitude and a christant patience that would be hard to excel. The immediate cause of her death was stomach trouble, that member having entirely failed to act; for over 20 days she took no nourishment save a little water, a part of the time, but she remained conscious to the last. About three days before her death, she asked me to raise her up in bed - as we often did to rest her - on this occasion she asked to take her in my arms, she then told me she could be with me but a short time longer and after telling me how much she appreciated my kindness to her throughout the many years of our married life, she said, "From the time that Bruce was a child, my prayer to God was that I might be spared to raise him and train him up in the way he should go, he is now 24 years old and able to care for himself, and I have nothing to bind me here save that I am sorry to leave you in your declining day. I had hoped to care for you in your last days, but God has willed it otherwise and I now leave you and Bruce to His care. Bruce will take care of you and I am now ready and willing to go. I submit my soul to the God who gave it, now kiss me goodbye and lay me down."
  After this she sand rapidly until the end came. She leaves her aged and almost heart broken husband and one son to mourn their loss, but we mourn not as those who have no hope. I can say with King David, "she can not return to us, but I may go to her." I want to say in conclusion that to say she was a kind and affectionate wife and mother, but poorly expresses it, no one can know lest it be such as have lost such a companion.
  Her Husband

MRS ANNICE FREDERICK

  Mrs Annice Frederick, aged almost 83 years, died Oct 12th, at Friendsville Md. She was a native of Hardy county, W Va, and married William Frederick in Cumberland in 1849,the couple living together in Md and Pa for over 63 years. She leaves the following children: Mrs Ella V Sahffer, of Laneville W Va; A M Frederick of Fairchance Pa; Mrs Martha R Haney of Ferndale Farm, near Oakland Md and William Frederick Jr of Friendsville.

MARLINTON W VA

  Oct 13 - John A Waugh committed suicide yesterday at the home of M C Carter by taking strychnine. He resided at Stamping Creek and when in town it was a custom to stay at the Carter home. Persons in the street heard him call and found him on the porch in his death struggle.
  A small bottle of strychnine purchased at a local drug store was found near by. He was 49 years old. He addressed a letter to his wife about the disposal of his affairs, but gave no reason for the deed.

 
DANIEL C QUINN DEAD

  Daniel C Quinn died at his home in Clarksburg last Sun morning. He formerly lived in Keyser and was in the mercantile business, consequently was well known to many of our citizens. He leaves a wife, who was formerly a Miss Templeton, and several children.

FIREMAN MASON KILLED

  At an early hour Mon morning, B&O engine No 1817, Engineer A M Wilt, and Fireman G W Gatrell, running backward, met engine No 1625, Engineer J Miller, Fireman H C Mason and Flagman N E Hollen, in a crash at Red Rock, between Keyser and Piedmont.
  Fireman Mason was killed instantly and laid under the wreckage until gotten out by the Keyser wreck train crew which was immediately summoned. His home is at Grafton, where he has a wife who is in a hospital very ill with typhoid fever. He is a native of St George, Tucker county. Engineer Miller sustained a broken collarbone and other injuries, and flagman Hollen is at his home here badly injured. The other trainmen escaped with a shaking up.
  Engineer Miller had right of way orders to Piedmont on one of the eastbound tracks, and by some mistake the Piedmont operator let Wilt out on the same track, and on a sharp curve he saw the other engine coming and slackened speed, but the other engine forged ahead naturally supposing him to be on the other eastbound track, and the engines came together demolishing the tender on the smaller engine and otherwise wrecking the engine. The larger locomotive is not badly damaged.

BODY ON PILOT

  Cumberland Md, Oct 11 -
  Isaac Holliday of Paw Paw W Va, was killed on the B&O railroad early this morning. A section of train No 31, which passed Paw Paw about daylight, had the dead body of the young man on the pilot of the engine. The crew knew nothing of the death until the train stopped at Okonoko. Holliday was a telegraph lineman, and the presumption is that he was on duty when the train came upon him. He was 23 years old and a son of John Holliday. A sister, Mrs Sallie Holliday, lives in Cumberland.

DEATH OF MRS WELTON

  Mrs Cora Parker Welton, wife of A J Welton, died Fri morning between four and five o'clock at her home in Petersburg, after an illness of several months. The deceased was the daughter of A J and M E Parker, was born in June 1871, was married in Dec 1892, to A J Welton, who is well known throughout this section as an attorney. She is survived by her husband and four children, Kathleen, William, Wayne and Ralph. The funeral services were conducted from her late home on Sat morning by her pastor, and the interment followed in the Petersburg cemetery. The following is the tribute of a friend to her character.
  The most beautiful thing in this beautiful world is that God has made for us is a beautiful character. In the midst of a whole garden of beautiful flowers there occasionally meets our gaze one of more striking beauty than the rest. There is some reason for this. there have been forces at work that have produced this result. Elements have entered into the growth and development of this particular flower, that have rendered it of unusual beauty. We are interested in this fact, and we endeavor to learn, if may be, what has wrought the changes necessary to so splendid a consummation. And so it is when we see in the midst of men a character of striking beauty, we long to know how it came to be. So it is in the case of the subject of this sketch.
  Off all the elements that are necessary to the possession of a character of real beauty, one thing is certain, there must be unselfishness. No matter how fully one may be endowed with the strong and stern qualities of will and mind, if these gifts are used for the advancement and glorification of self, all their beauty is lost. Unselfishness must be the foundation stone upon which a true character is built. It may be said of our friend that she possessed the characteristic of unselfishness to a most marked degree. her supreme thought seems to have been for others. It is doubtful if anyone can recall a single instance in which she gave evidence of having taken special thought for herself. She was passionately devoted to her home and the duties that fell upon her as a wife and mother, and gave herself to them with an intensity that is rarely equaled. this unselfishness was responsible for certain other qualities that adorned her life. She was gentle, tactful, considerate, and patient to a degree. All these admirable marks of character, she seems to have received from the Giver of good and perfect gifts at an early age, no one knew her who was impressed with them. And yet God determined as we now see, to show what he could to further enrich an already beautiful life. God's process for beautifying is usually one of fire. By this means he adds the Christian graces to hose of nature. In this case he had determined to bestow them to a marvelous degree. "Faith, hope, love" says the apostle - "these three". Those who visited her sick room both saw and felt the development of each of these in her shut in life. They saw her faith in God's goodness and wisdom glow brightly as her should was heated in the crucible of affliction. She received with calmness the manifest will of God, and constantly crying out for strength, said with firmness "Thy will, oh Go, be done." "The trying of her faith being much more precious than that of gold that perisheth -though it was proved by fire, was found unto praise and glory and honor."
  As the billows rolled higher and higher and the waters of eternity began to flow into her soul, she seemed to cling more and more lovingly to the promises of God, and there seemed to be revealed to those around her some silent message, from the eternal world, to which she was hastening. "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want," those words were constantly upon her lips. "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil", the words of this precious bit of truth were verily the rod and staff that comforted her in the hour of darkness. And surely God was with her to the end. As faith grew, hop grew and manifested itself in her perfect willingness, yea anxiety, to go and be with Him who is the ground of all our hope. "Faith, hope and love, the greatest of these is love," and surely nothing could be greater than such a love as heres have the love of God who gave it. Even in the midst of pain and under the overhanging shadow of death, her thoughts were still of those about her, and even wandered out of the sick room and busied themselves with those who were sick or destitute everywhere.
  So far the past few months her life has been a marked one in this community, its influence has been felt by many. Her example has been a source of cheer and inspiration to her friend everywhere. And now God has taken this beautiful life, beautiful in the fires of affliction, from our midst. But her memory remains and lingering in our minds, will be a source of gratitude to God through many years, and God grant that it may help us in that time of our own sojourning in the region of the shadow. -Grant County Press.


FRED DAVIS BADLY HURT

  Fred Davis, a farmer and fruit grower, who lives a few miles up New Creek, met with a peculiar and probably fatal accident last Wed. He was helping to dig a grave at Duling's for D W Eagle, one of the boiler explosion victims, and it was necessary to blast a rock in the grave. They set the blast off and ran at least a hundred feet to a tree and were standing there when the blast went off, throwing a large stone in the air, which came down striking Fred on the head, crushing his skull. He was hurried to the hospital, and an operation performed, but his injuries are so bad that his recovery is not believed to be possible.
  Mr Davis is about 32 years of age, and stand well in this community, and this terrible misfortune is deeply deplored by all who know him.


PERSONALS

  Mrs W C Lewis is on the sick list this week.
  Miss Mary Tahaney paid Terra Alta relatives a visit this week.
  Albert and Ed Sobraske of Indiana, are visiting parents and friends.
  Mrs Minnie Potter, and Miss Ada Wagoner were visitors to Cumberland last Fri.
  Miss Minnie Linn, of Cumberland, spent from Fri until Sun here with relatives.
  Mr and Mrs Harry Cole and son, of Cumberland, attended the Layman - Neville wedding.
  Walter Clark, of McCoole, a B&O inspector, has been off duty this week on account of illness.
  Mrs John T Sincell, arrived home last Sun night from a long visit to her mother at Pittsburg.
  Mrs J E Spiker, of Ridgeley, and Mrs Zais of Westernport, were guests of relatives here on Sun.
  Clarence Kidwell left last week for Baltimore, where he will undergo treatment in a hospital.
  Mrs Jos H Dennison has returned home after spending a week with her husband, who is at work at Austen.
  Mrs Luther Stafford and daughter, Erma, who have been visiting in Terra Alta, returned home last Fri night.
  Mrs Benjamin Souder, of Pendleton county, was visiting her son, Webster Souder, on Argyle street the past week.
  Mrs Stanley Naedle and daughter Ruth, who were visitors at the home of Ernest Naedle, left Sun night for their home at Brooklyn.
  Miss Ada Wagoner gave her Sabbath school class a delightful picnic last Sat at Mr Watson's farm up the creek.
  Miss Mattie Dear, of Parsons, a graduate nurse at the Hoffman Hospital, has been visiting Mrs C C Clevener the past week.
  Mr and MRS Leo Brotemarkle returned Sun from a visit to Cumberland, and were accompanied home by Miss Alberta Stotler.
  Geo P Warner and Hance Rice, two reliable engineers, went to Hagerstown Tues to take in the fair and have a little vacation for a few days.
  Miss Effie Betson, of Cumberland, went over to Burlington Mon with Jacob Cheshire and will visit in the home of J W Leatherman, and other friends for a week.
  Mrs Le Roy Fisher, who has been a typhoid patient in Hoffman Hospital for the past five weeks, was discharged and went with her mother, Mrs W H Hunsell, to her home in Oakland.
  Lige Streets of Laurel Dale, returned last week from a trip to Washington, Baltimore and the Eastern Shore of Md. He also attended the U B conference at Martinsburg last week.
  A seven-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Adam Lewis died Mon, Oct 14, 1912, at his home on West Piedmont Street, of diphtheria. The remains were buried Tues at Duling church.
  Col W G Lavelle has been forced to retire form his employment as train dispatcher on the B&O on account of ill health and will recuperate in a marathon race with Hon A B McCrum for a pair of State Senatorial shoes. Kingwood Argus.
  Miss Georgia McClain has returned form a two weeks visit in Keyser.
  Mrs Robert Childs returned from Keyser this week, where she has been visiting for a week. She was accompanied to Keyser by her niece, Elsie Gull, who had been visiting here.
  Mrs Stafford, of Keyser, has been visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs A F Bolyard. -Kingwood Argus of 11th.
  Messrs F W Davis, W S Secrist and W C Pifer are at Hagerstown this week taking in the fair. They had some of their fine chickens on exhibition there. Mr Davis had two pullets and one cockerel, Light Brahmas; Mr Pifer had a coop of Rose comb Bronze Leghorns, and Mr Secrist had a coop of White orpingstons. They are all good ones and we expect to hear of some prizes coming to Keyser.
  Isaac Mills has bought a lot on Mineral St, south of R G Richardson's and he will erect a handsome home. H W Baker has the contract.
  Lee Wagoner, who is foreman on the Wilson job for contractor W A Liller, was badly hurt Fri when a scaffold fell with him. His wrist was badly sprained. He fell about fifteen feet and was severely bruised.
  Married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs Elizabeth Neville, of W Piedmont St, on Fri afternoon. Mr C H Layman and Miss Margaret Neville, by Rev M H Keen of the M E church South.
  Mrs A C Whetsell, returned to Oakland Sat, from Keyser W Va, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs Roy Fisher, who is recovering from an operation performed recently for appendicitis.
  Mrs Mary Hamill, of Keyser, W Va, is visiting her niece, Mrs Mary Browning. -Oakland Democrat of 17th.
  Martinsburg W Va - Thomas M Emmart, of Rawlings, a brakeman on the B&O railroad, died Wed as a result of injuries received when he was knocked form his train by the overhead bridge at Shenandoah Junction, several days ago. He is the 13th person who has been killed by this bridge in the last few years. the remains were taken to Deer Park for interment. He was 18 years old and unmarried.
  Elmer Giffen, of Rowlsburg, was here last Sun.
  N E Monett, of Ridgeley, was here Tues as a grand juror.
  Mr J S Koontz, is suffering with five carbuncles on his left arm.
  Miss Anna Johnston is expected home tonight from her visit to Columbus Ohio.
  Mrs Maurice Newman left Sat morning on a visit to relatives in Terra Alta.
  Mr and Mrs Gus Everly left Sun night on a visit to Washington and Baltimore.
  Mr and Mrs T G Pownall, of Cumberland, spent Sun in town with relatives.
  Mrs C K Heare, Miss Clara Heare and Mr George Dean are visiting in Moorefield this week.
  Miss Ada Linn, of Cumberland, has been spending the past week here among relatives.
  Rev A O Price and Col T B Frye left on No 14 Mon for Richmond Va, to attend the Synod.
  Mrs M H Keen and her guest, Mrs Dr Fisher, of Medley, paid a visit to Cumberland Mon.
  Miss Elizabeth Wolfe, who was teaching the school at Martin has resigned and returned home.
  Albert Clary, formerly of this place, but now of Washington, D C, spent Sat here with friends.
  Rev Isaac Kuykendall has gone to Richmond Va, to take a course at the Presbyterian seminary.
  D E Lawson and family went to Terra Alta last Sat to spend a couple of days among relatives.
  Mrs Elmer Biggs and two boys, of Ridgeley, spent last Sat here with Mr and Mrs Geo W Bane.
  Mrs Jesse Hoover and daughter of Cumberland, arrived Fri night on a visit to friends and relatives here.
  Miss Frankie Simmons, a Prep Student, has been right sick the past week. Her sister, from Elkins, is with her.
  Mrs John W Ravenscroft and son Fred, returned home on Sun from a delightful visit to the Eastern cites.
  Walter Wenner, wife and son Ashby, who had been visiting at Davis, came down Fri to pay Keyser relatives a visit.
  C L Everhart sold a pen of five golden Wyandotte chickens to a man at Martinsburg last week at a good price.
  Miss Mabel Reynolds of Washington DC, has returned home after spending a few days here as a guest of Mrs Alderton.
  We had a pleasant call last Sat from L C Quinn Jr, editor of the Ronseverte Times. He was here on a short visit to friends.
  Mr and Mrs John Davis and daughter of Missouri, who spent the past month here with relatives returned home Tues night.
  Mr and Mrs H G Wilson were at Frederick Md, first of the week to see their daughter, Miss Pauline, who is going to school there.
  Mr and MRS Guy Davis left Tues night for Hagerstown, where they will be the guests of Mr and MRS S C Clopper during the fair.
  Albert Steiding of McCoole, left last Mon on a three weeks' vacation, which he will spend on a trip to Montana, Arizona and other western states.
  Miss Caroline S Sutz, of Decatur is here to take charge of the English Dept of the W Va Preparatory School which has been vacant for some time.
  Mrs Rogers Fazenbaker, formerly of this place, but now of Cumberland, underwent an operation in one of the hospitals at that place one day last week and at present is very ill.
  Mrs Dr Echols (nee Miss Edith Carskadon) of Richwood, who has been spending several weeks among relatives in this section and in Grant Co, left today for her home.
  Mrs G W Schaffenacker injured one of her knees right painfully one day last week. she was standing on a chair cleaning a window, when she slipped an fell to the floor, striking on her knee.
  Mr and Mrs I H Offner returned to their home at Keyser a few days ago after a weeks visit with their son, Dr J E Offner, of Columbia street. Miss Margaret Offner, who has spent two weeks with her brother returned home Sun. They came here to attend the Eastern Star celebration. Fairmont Times of 11th.
  Miss Amy McKee is visiting at Terra Alta this week.
  Mrs C E Dayton was a visitor to Cumberland Wed.
  John Wolford and wife are visiting in Hampshire County this week.
  Mrs G H Reynolds and children are spending this week at Headsville.
  Dempsey Rice and family paid friends at Davis a visit since our last issue.
  Mrs Elmer Crawford, paid Cumberland friends a visit last Sat.
  Jas H Flannagan, of Alaska, was a business visitor in town yesterday.
  Mrs R S Dayton and son Marsh, are visiting relatives at Dayton Ohio.
  Miss Elsie Wagoner has returned from a visit to friends in Clarksburg.
  Mrs W H Nefflen returned last week from her visit to Chillecothe Ohio.
  Mrs Fred Davis has returned from a visit to Fairmont and Clarksburg friends.
  Harrison Hes left last Sun for Detroit Mich to look after some business matters.
  Myles Byrnes, of Midland, spent Tues here with his daughter, Mrs John Purdy.
  Miss Martha Johnson, of Medley, is visiting her sister, Miss Sue Johnson, on Davis Street.
  Mr and Mrs Obed Babb, of Martin, have been spending this week here among their relatives.
  Mrs D K Devries was called to Grafton last Mon on account of the illness of her mother.
  Mr and Mrs R N Fout and son, C U of Purgittsville, are attending the Hagerstown fair this week.
  Mr and Mrs E M Pancake returned home Tues from a couple weeks visit to Old Fields and Moorefield.
  Mrs Chas McNemar of Cumberland, is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs W C Lewis, who is sick.
  Miss Jennie Miller, a teacher in the Oakland school, who spent a few days at home, returned to Oakland first of the week.
  Mrs Mary Dailey, of Romney, who spent the past week with Miss Emma and Mr w C Clayton, went home yesterday.
  Rev Mr Engle, of near Baltimore, spent a few hours here with friends last Mon. He had been attending the Presbytery at Barton.
  Mr and Mrs O J Taylor of Limestone, left Tues for Washington DC, and vicinity, to visit relatives and friends for a couple of weeks.
  George Markwood, who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs James Davis, left Wed night for Lancaster Ohio,k where he will spend the winter.
  Mr and Mrs J Z Terrell moved to their new home out on Mineral Street, this week. Mr and Mrs Riley Shull will occupy the house the Terrell's vacated.
  Dr E V Romig, wife and son Jack, spent from Mon to Wed at the Sloan home above Burlington.
  Dr Romig took a hunt with Dick Stimmell and they bagged two wild turkeys.
  W Z Warnick and wife of near Headsville, were her last Mon on their way to Garrett, Pa, to take charge of their little granddaughter, whose mother met so sad a death last Fri night. They expected to bring the little girl home with them and take care of her.
  Green Leary, with Wm Crooks as chauffeur, took an automobile party on a delightful outing yesterday. They went to Moorefield for dinner and returned by way of Petersburg in the evening. The ladies in the party were Mrs Ray Wells, Misses May Davis and Sadie Paris.
  Miss Pearl Walker, of Blaine, and Miss Clarice Tibbetts of Bloomington who have been the guests of Mr and MRS Robert E Fey for the past few days have returned home.
  Mr and Mrs Wilbur Gower left this morning for Hagerstown, Washington and Baltimore. -Cumb Times of 16th.
  Cam Arbogast, who has been doing some work over about Romney, came over Tues, returning Wed afternoon. he was accompanied over by Mrs John Parker, who was the guest of Miss Ida Umstot while here. They were accompanied back by W H Reynolds, who went over for a hunt for a day or two.
  Roy Babb, of Falls, was in town last night.
  W G Burnpa, and wife returned to Washington Tues.
  C D Gelbaugh and wife of Newburg, are visiting relatives here this week.
  Mr and Mrs Charles Lovenstein of Piedmont, spent Mon at A C Feather's.
  Mrs Allen Russell entertained a few of her friends at an informal tea last Tues evening.
  Mrs Hiram Fulk, of Bayard, who is visiting her sister, Mrs Minnear at Cumberland, is ill.
  Geo B Junkins, of Hartmonsville, one of our valued friends, was in town last Sat on business.
  N J Crooks and son William and Green Leary were at Medley on a hunting trip from Mon to Wed.
  Mr and Mrs Ed Smith, and children of Covington Va, have been visiting friends and relatives here the past week.
  We neglected to mention that Miss Josie O'Leary, of Cumberland, spent a few days here last week among her many friends.
  Mrs Dexter Baldwin of St Louis, who has been spending a week with Mrs James Thornton Carskadon, leaves today for home.
  Huntley Hoffman, sister Miss Elizabeth and Miss Dear of Parsons, are taking in the Hagerstown fair this week. They went in an auto.
  Miss Alice Alcone of Cohasset, Va, who will teach in the public school this winter, arrived last night and is stopping with Miss Emma Carr.
  Tom Ellifritz was in town last Sat. He had the address of his paper changed from Keyser to Knobley, as he moved his family to that place last week.
  Allen Arnold, who has been in business at New Creek for some time, went to Hagerstown last week to make his home. We are sorry to see our good young men leaving.
  Mrs Devries and daughter, Miss Helen, left for their home at Wheeling, last Sun after a pleasant visit here with the foremen's son, Mr C K Devries, at the Reynold's hotel.
  Col Geo T Carskadon and wife, Mrs J D Gelwicks, with Fred Carskadon as chauffeur, drove to Franklin and back last Sun without a mishap, a distance of one hundred and forty miles.
  Miss Emma Carr, of Keyser, was the guest of friends here a few days this week.
  Mrs W H Glover, left yesterday for Washington Pa to visit friends for several weeks. -Terra Alta Republican of 17th.
  Married at Keyser W Va, Oct 15, Wm Soller and Miss Lois Stehley. The newly weds came to Oakland Wed morning and went to the home of the groom's parents Mr and Mrs Ed E Sollers, to spend several days. -Oakland Democrat.
  Miss Beulah McNemar, of Keyser, gave a recital in the Ridgeley school house last night of the benefit of the school library fund. The people were well pleased and a nice little sum was realized. The subject of her recital was "Mrs Wiggs Cabbage Patch." -Cumb Times of 12th.
  Word was received this morning from the Keyser Hospital states Miss Hepburn of Lonaconing, who is a patient there suffering from typhoid fever, is daily growing better. Her attack was not as severe as first feared and she is expected to be able to leave the hospital Sat. -Lonaconing Advocate of 16th.


FOOTBALL

  Sat afternoon in a game played at Piedmont the Second Prep team of Keyser, defeated Piedmont High School at football in a score of 26-0. Referee, Lauck; umpire, Van Dyke. All downs were made by Greenwade.


THE COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION

  Mineral County School convention held it annual session in the Presbyterian church at this place last Fri and Sat. The convention was not very well attended, although those who were present had an interesting and profitable time.
  Sun school secretary Arthur T Arnold, was present and discussed some interesting topics, among which was what he termed "The Country School." he said some pointed things and his audience was with him, and freely took part in the discussion. Said he, "Closing the Sun School for the winter is only a habit, but hard to get rid of. But evergreen Sun Schools are fast taking the place of the ground hog or hibernating Sun Schools.
  Under Home Dept, "How It Helps the Home" was discussed by Mrs D W Eagle; and "How it Helps the School" by D C Arnold.
  Miss Martha V Graham spoke on the subject "Why the International Committee Issued the Graded Lessons"
  Sat
  Devotion services were conducted by Rev M H Keen, who made some helpful comments.
  Pres Sanders announced that Miss Graham would again take up the Graded Lesson subject.
  Reports of the Wheeling Convention were made by Clifton Gurd and J F Seaber.
  Dr C S Hoffman then told the convention "How I Prepare My Lesson." He commented upon this topic in a practical manner, emphasizing the reading of the Bible in this preparation.
  Supt J H Markwood told in a pleasant manner about the "Superintendents Work During the Week." D C Arnold was called upon and gave some pointed remarks on "His Work Before the School." He was followed by J F Seaber in a few well chosen remarks.
  Miss Graham made an address on "The Kingdom Vision." This was an able address containing many good things.
  The Committee on nominations reported as follows:
  Pres - J C Sanders
  Vice Pres - J H Markwood
  Secretary - Henry E Burgess
  Asst Secretary - Miss Nanny Kuykendall
  Treasurer - J W Vandiver
  Rev F H Havenner dismissed the Convention.
  D C Arnold, Sec.


ENTERTAINED A FEW FRIENDS

  Attorney Harry G Fisher,entertained a few of his friends Wed evening at seven o'clock at an elegantly appointed course supper at his home. Those present were Judge F M Reynolds, B A? Welch, F C Reynolds, O A Hood, W C Grimes, Chas N Finnell, Taylor Morrison, H L Arnold, W W Woods, Geo M Loy and Geo R Davis.


CIRCUIT COURT

  Circuit court convened Tues with Judge Reynolds presiding.
  the grand jury was: J M Armstrong, foreman; E W Bailey, Jno P Barncord, John Fleek, W L Knott, J G Koelz, W M Mellon, J W Markwood, Jacob Stullenbarger, J W Vandiver, N E Monnett, Joshua Kight, J W Wagoner, W W Long, Morgan Bane, T H Davis.
  The jury returned indictments against the following: Fro felony - Z H Messr Frank Weir. For misdemeanor - Davis Cowan (2), Vernon Beam, Petro Piani, Melt Michael, Chas Bailey.
  The grand jurors got through and were discharged on Tues.


LIST OF LETTERS

  Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice at Keyser W Va, week ending Oct 17, 1912.
  Miss Lillian Boseley, Mrs Ganard, Mrs Mary Jenkins, Miss Fannie White, J C Burch, Hugh J McCaffery, B L Chapman, J Daugherty, Lawrence Fennell, N P Frey, Wm N Garrett, Leslie Hardman, Geo W W Yost, G P Miller, O H Plumb, E C Tanter, (2) Jonar White.


PURCHASED HOFFMAN HOSPITAL

  The Hoffman Hospital property has been purchased by Dr C S Hoffman and Dr Z T Kalbuagh from the late T B Davis estate. The new owners will improve the property. The first improvement will be the addition of three rooms to be used by the nurses and other additions will be later.


R N A ENTERTAINED

  Mrs F G Davis delightfully entertained a number of Royal neighbors last Fri night. Delicious refreshments were served and all report a most pleasant evening.


A WORD FOR P H KEYS

  The correspondent to the Cumberland News has this to say for one of our popular candidates.
  P H Keys, a well-known and popular young man of Keyser, the Democratic nominee for assessor, is making an active campaign in a quite way. "Phil" is a son of the late Capt John Keys and was reared in the popular hostelry known as the Keys House. His competency is not questioned. From 1894 to 1898, he served as postmaster in Keyser. Four years he served in the clerk of court's office under J V Bell. He has extensive town property, orchard and other interests in the county, with which he has always kept closely identified, having always lived in the county.


BANKRUPTCY

  In the U S District Court in and for said District. In the Matter of Daniel L Reedy, Bankrupt No 247. In Bankruptcy, Petition for Discharge......Dated this 18th day of Sept, A D, 1912.


FORGED CHECKS

  A young man, signing his name J C Baxter, passed three fifty dollar checks at Piedmont last Sat, one on C T Neff, one at the Eagle Clothing Store, and one at Dixon's store. The checks were on the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Keyser, and had W A Liller's name signed to them. He claimed that the had been working for Liller and the checks were for services.
  Mr Nerf described the man as a clean cut young fellow of about 28 years old, tall with smooth face, and black hair, wearing a blue suit and a brown felt hat. At Neff's he had the check cashed and purchased a pair of shoes. He walked into Dixon's and purchased a suit of clothes, and had the second check cashed, and went to the Eagle Clothing Co, purchased a suit case and a suit of clothes and had the other $50 check cashed.


ESTRAY COW

  Came to my place, at Tasker School House, top of Pine Swamp Hill, about Oct 1st, a young red and white cow. She became fresh a day or two afterward. Owner can get her by coming forward at once, proving property, paying for this notice and taking her away.
  J K Sears


TRANSCRIBED DECEMBER 13, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD
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