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APRIL 1, 1913

TRANSCRIBED BY CANDY SHILLINGBURG
5-23-2003


OWLS READY TO BUY GROUNDS FOR A HOME HERE

Organizer Moore advises us at a meeting of the Owls will be held in a few days to make up several plans for the purchase of a building site as a future home of the night birds. It is of the most importance that members give expression of opinion as to the most desirable of the properties available. The lot must be a good large one, well located, as the first story is to be a business room, the second offices, the third a library and social rooms for the owls, and the fourth floor will be lodge rooms. The importance of location is thus easily made plain.


BIG EXPLOSION
Piedmont, March 30

With a loud noise that could be heard all over Piedmont, the Harris Dye Works, Fairview street, opposite the B & O depot, was damaged by an explosion of unknown origin at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. Portions of the building, a two story frame one, were blown out, and the ceiling and wood work was damaged. Following the explosion, fire broke out, but this was extinguished quickly by the Piedmont fire company. As far as could be learned no one was injured. The building is owned by the Lavelle estate, and is occupied on the first floor by the Gardiner barber shop and the Harris Dye Works. Mrs Arnold occupies the second floor.


BRAKEMAN FALLS OFF CAR

A yard brakeman, L O Brotemarkle, fell from a car on the "Hump" Sunday night and was severely injured. It was at first thought he would have to be taken to the Hoffman hospital, but later he was taken home.


DEATH OF JEREMIAH TAYLOR

Mr Jeremiah Taylor died yesterday morning at the home of his son, Andrew Taylor, 52 North Lee street, Cumberland, after an illness of about 11 weeks. Mr Taylor had retired from active work about 8 weeks ago. He was born March 30, 1837. He came to Cumberland in 1873 and entered the employ of what is now the Cumberland Hydraulic Cement Company, in which he remained 30 years. Mr Taylor had seven children, six sons and one daughter. His wife died there six years ago. The surviving children are John C, Joseph C, Matthew E, Andrew J, Elmer E, William and Mrs Louisa Beachy. All are residents of that city, excepting Joseph Taylor, who lives at Romney. He is also survived by 31 grandchildren and three great grand-children. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. The Rev E P Skyles, pastor of the St Mark's Reformed Church, will officiate.


RANDOLPH ROAD ENGINEER DEAD

Elam E Taylor, county road engineer, 50 years old, died at his home near Hagerstown, Randolph county, from paralysis. He held the offices of constable, justice of the peace and county surveyor previous to the position of road engineer. He was a member of the Modern Woodman, Red Men and Odd Fellows. His wife and one son, Marvin, survive.


SERIOUSLY INJURED

While making a trip on the B&O Third Division, Walter Morningstar, in jumping from one car to another, fell astride the top of a steel car and is permanently injured. He was sent to his home at Washington, where he will enter a hospital.


HAND MASHED

J E Morris, employed in the store room of the B&O shops, today had a hand caught between a large car sill and wall, and had his thumb crushed off.


LOST ALL BY FLOOD

Jas H Rine received a message from his son, James, ("Beany") who lives at Hamilton, Ohio, saying that his family is all alive, but that they had lost everything.


"IT'S A BEAUTIFUL CITY"

Messrs Emil Schwartzenbach and F A Workmeister of Cumberland who attended the Easter ball last night, remained over until noon today. They took a good look of Keyser. It was Mr Schwartzenbach's first visit here, and he pronounces Keyser a beautiful little city.


DIED AT WESTERNPORT

Mrs William Howe, formerly of Elk Garden, W Va, but who of late made her home with her daughter, Mrs Charles Jones, of Main street, Westernport, died at the latter's residence on Friday night, aged about 70 years. Mrs Howe leaves an aged husband and several children, among the number being Mrs Maggie O'Neal, of Luke, and Mrs Chas Jones and William Howe of Westernport.


LOOKING AFTER ORCHARDS

Silas A Condict, of Columbus Ohio, who is largely interested in the Western Maryland Orchards Company, is here looking after his interests. This company has about 20,000 fruit trees near McCoole, in Alleghany county Maryland, on the Southern end of Dan's Mountain.


"LIKE A LION"

In keeping with the old adage, the month of March, which came in like a lamb, warm and mild, with the pleasant breath of Springtime permeating everything, yesterday the 31st, the last day, closed the month "like a roaring lion" stormy, cold and exceedingly disagreeable.


TRAVELLING MAN IN FLOODS

F P Riley, representing the Siever Hardware Co, came to town yesterday. He reports a strenuous trip in cross county work for the past week on account of floods. He was at Kirby, Hampshire county Wednesday night and Grassy Lick Run assumed river proportions and forced him to take his team from the stables at a late hour at night. He was compelled to remain there until the waters subsided. At a number of places he found bad fords. At Romney, the eastern approach to the big South Branch bridge is damaged so it is necessary to travel three hundred yards in water up to a buggy bed.


ASK $5000 FOR INJURIES

James A Wirt, through attorney Robert McVeagh Drane and William A Huster, has filed suit in the circuit court at Cumberland against the mayor and commissioners of Westernport for $5,000 for injuries received while falling over an embankment along a highway, which the declaration says the town of Westernport negligently failed to keep in repair. It is alleged that Wirt was permanently injured about the back and hip.


BURKE BROTHERS VISITORS

Herman Burke, with the Illinois Steel Co, C W and H B Burke, with the B&O, all of South Chicago, are here to visit their father, C W Burke, who is critically ill at his home in McCoole. He is 75 years old and he is in critical condition. Herman expects to remain some time and the other boys will return in a few days. It took over 30 hours to make the trip from Chicago to Cumberland on account of damaged railroads.


PERSONALS

Mrs N Alkire of Mt Storm is visiting relatives here

Mrs G J Saucer of Richwood, who spent a couple of weeks with relatives here, has gone home

Miss Bessie Russell, a trained nurse, left today for Baltimore. She has been at home for some time.

Find out about Shepherd of the Hills Friday, April 4th, you cant afford to miss it

Mrs Cora Horan and baby of Trenton, NJ, are visiting her parents Mr and Mrs Geo Sheetz

Two popular travelling men of Baltimore, Geo L Riley and E M Kesler were registered at Hotel Reynolds last night. The former represents Muth Brothers and the latter the Lowey Drug Co.

The home of J B Cheuvront, president of the Northern Natural Gas Co, at Oakland, was destroyed by fire late Monday afternoon, the entire contents of the house being consumed.

The colored people held a big dance Monday night at the Keyser Skating Rink. It was managed by Clarence Walker, Wm Chamberlain and Jno Washington;. McIlwee's Orchestra. There was a big attendance from Piedmont, Lonaconing, Frostburg and Cumberland.

Miss Trix Cooper has returned from a lengthy visit at Thomas

Earl Rogers, clerk at H G Wilson's store, is very sick

J V McNemar came down from Thomas today, and will remain over night. He represents the Gormania Life Insurance Co and is doing well

Mrs Margaret Hannas suffered a stroke of paralysis Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs Davis. Her left side was afflicted.-Romney Review

Thos Messick was paralyzed in his right side Sunday at the home of Lupton Cheshire. Mr Messick is about 77 years of age. His condition is not considered serious.-Romney Review

Farming implements of all kinds at Frye & Sons'.


WEAVERS

5, 10 AND 25C STORE

92 NORTH MAIN STREET, KEYSER


BROTHERHOOD RESTAURANT

S W CASTEEL, PROP

29 ARMSTRONG STREET

KEYSER W VA


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