MINERAL DAILY NEWS
August 1, 1913
Miss Glen Keys of Keyser has been visiting friends on the Run
Mr Earl King of Eglon visited his sister, Mrs J B Leatherman the latter part of last week.
Dan Arnold took Mrs Hannah Carnell out on Allegheny last week to see her sister, Mrs Steve Dixon who has been ill. They returned Tuesday and report her better.
Miss Flora Whip spent a few days last week visiting friends. Misses Florence and Alta Cheshire are spending the latter part of this week with relatives in the Old Fields.
Several from the Run attended the festival at Junction Saturday night.
Mr J I Winger and daughter, Thelma, of Brunswick, Md, spent a week here visiting W R Nethken and friends.
Miss Viola Warnick and brother, Erwin, of Dayton, O, are spending their vacation with their parents. During the great flood of Dayton they were in a perilous position in the second story of a building surrounded by ten or twelve feet of rapid water. They were rescued in a boat.
Mrs Mary Ross and son Lawrence, of Providence RI, are visiting relatives and friends. Prof Ross is teaching a summer school in Kentucky. They expect to move to Wheeling again soon.
Mrs Annie Oates and son Robert, of Gormania are visiting friends here.
Rev Mr Shockey and family are visiting friends at Shockingville, Md.
Miss Mae Harrington of Philadelphia is the guest of her aunt, Mrs Mary Harris
Walter I Kinkead of Dodson Md, was calling on friends here Sunday
Rev and Mrs L C Messick had a measuring party at their home last Saturday evening, entertaining a number of their friends. Delicious refreshments were served and all had a pleasant time.
Miss Margaret Patton of Keyser, was visiting friends last week.
Miss Irene Jackson continues quite ill with typhoid fever
There has been considerable interest in post office matters here. The present efficient incumbent, F C Rollman's term expires the first of August. In order to give his whole time to the Orphanage Movement, he asked the department to be relieved of his duties as postmaster at that time. The air was full of interrogation points as to who would be the new postmaster. When the announcement was made it was found that the office fell to merchant C L Bane. He is well qualified to fill the position.
Mr D C Arnold has been in bed two weeks suffering from blood poisoning. He had a very sore thigh, but is slowly improving. He has been attended daily by a physician.
Mrs J R Hubbs, of Thomas has been with her father, D C Arnold, for the past week, attending him during his sickness.
Miss Lydia Moran of Van Lear, KY, is visiting Mr John Tice and family. Also Miss Mamie Daughenbaugh of Thomas.
Thomas Wood, infant son of Mr and Mrs I N Lyon, died of cholera infantum, July 25, 1913, aged 4 months, and 12 days. Interment at Atlantic Hill, in Dixon Cemetery. A short service was held at the house conducted by Rev L C Messick.
GRANT COUNTY NEWS
Mrs M F Gray, of Laneville, who had been at Keyser for several days taking medical treatment, and her sister, Miss Eva Barger, of this place, who accompanied her arrived here from Keyser last Thursday evening in Ervin Kessel's auto. Mrs Gray is greatly improved in health.
Dr Moomau and wife, of Franklin, were in town a few hours Monday, having brought down in their auto some friends for the morning train. Quite a change for the old order of things, breakfast in Franklin and supper in Baltimore.
Miss Sue Smith left Friday for Keyser where she will join her sister, Miss Nell, and together they will make an extended visit to the Valley of Virginia.
Mrs Robert Luzier who has the typhoid fever was taken to the Hoffman Hospital at Keyser Sunday.
Mrs Thomas Welton, of Keyser, is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs George Barger
J C Watson, of Keyser, was here Saturday attending a meeting of the Royal Glen Lumber Co.
Mr and Mrs Ken Kisamore of Mouth of Seneca, spent Sunday here with her sister, Mrs Cal Ours.
T J Grove and wife, Misses Mary Welton and Lizzie Grove made a trip to Mt Storm by automobile Friday
Mrs S A Hill has been quite sick for some time
Jeff Mongold is quite sick at his home near here of typhoid fever.
E J Allen was again called to his home at Junction this week on the account of the sickness of his father, who is in critical condition. He is quite an old man.
Carl Davis and Jap Swick returned from Keyser Tuesday
Mrs James Hogbin has been seriously sick for several days
The town council appointed W C Moomau to fill the unexpired term W E Hill as recorder. Mr Moomau is one our leading businessmen and a wise and capable administration of the office is assured at his hands.
An infant child of Mr and Mrs George Mullin, of Williamsport, died Wednesday and was buried today.
Mrs David Martin of Chicago Junction, O, arrived here Wednesday evening on a visit to her parents
Irvin Welton, formerly principal of the graded school here (during the term of 1911-12) was paralyzed at his home at Alaska Friday. His father is blind and mother is invalid-thus this last affliction is very distressing.
Mrs D W Oglesbee, of Martinsburg, mother in law of Dr T K Oates, formerly of Capon Bridge, died at her home there Friday morning, following a prolonged illness from tuberculosis. She was 63 years of age.
Five years ago, J C Linthicum placed in an institution pond some small bass and catfish. Last Wednesday the pond was drained and a dozen or more fine fish were taken out, all weighing considerably more than a pound each.
The barn of L H Wolford, near Augusta, was struck by lightning Sunday afternoon. A corner post was shattered and other damage was done. Covered by insurance.
L H Wolford has been appointed orchard inspector for Hampshire county, and has entered upon his duties of his office.
The choir boys of Emanuel Church, Cumberland, who had been at camp at The Rox for ten days, returned their homes in Cumberland Saturday.
C E Riley left Monday morning for Baltimore to bring his mother who had been at Johns Hopkins hospital for several weeks home. She underwent an operation there and has about recovered.
Mrs Guy Poling and daughter and Miss Mildred Linthicum, of Keyser, are guests of relatives here.
Misses Julia Wright and Edith McMacken, of Keyser are visiting the family of J C Linthicum.
T N Marshall, B&O Agent at Magnolia, and his assistant, Paul Milleson, spent Sunday at their homes here. With the extensive improvements being made at and near that point, Magnolia is a station of consideration importance now.
Miss Jennie Wells, of Keyser, is a guest at John Harmison's.
Mrs Susie Davis of Kansas City, MO, is visiting relatives here.
HARDY COUNTY NEWS
Rev. Jacob Brittingham came up from Romney Saturday and filled the pulpit in the Episcopal church Sunday morning and night for Rev G A Gibbons, who has been right sick, but we are glad to say is much better.
A telegram was received here this week by W A Allen, announcing the death of Sidney Williams, at his home at Broadway, Va. Mr Williams is well known to many of our people. No particulars of his death were given.
Mrs W S Cunningham and son Joe, who have been visiting here for some time, left for their home at Thomas Sunday morning. Mr and Mrs Jos Cunningham went as far as Gorman with them. A V Halterman took them in his auto.
The beautiful home of Mr and Mrs M W Gamble as the scene of a happy gathering of young folks, last evening, when Mr and Mrs Gamble handsomely entertained in honor of their guest, Miss Alberta Hayden, of Washington. The evening was an ideal one for the occasion, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. Delightful refreshments were served.
Pearl Noble, colored, the 18 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Strawder Noble, died at her home here this week and was buried in the colored cemetery yesterday afternoon.
Arthur Cunningham and family moved last week to Mr Cunninghams farm near town. Mr Cunningham was right sick for a few days last week, but is now about all right again.
Mrs Maggie Inskeep, one of our oldest citizens is lying at the point of death at the home of Dr H McS Gamble. She is unconscious and no hope is entertained for her recovery.
Mrs E O Harwood, who has been visiting in Elkins for several weeks, returned home yesterday. She was accompanied by E O Harwood and Geo Darden, who will visit here.
Dr Geo H Carpenter, of Cumberland, and his brother, John Carpenter, of Indiana, spent a few days last week visiting Mr and Mrs A R McNeill. They left for their homes Monday morning.
Miss Mary Wood, of Lost City, is the guest of Misses Inez, Edna and Irene McNeill, at their home in the Old Fields.
Miss Lena Adamson and brother, Jasper, of Ft. Seybert, came down last Saturday on a short visit to friends here.
Perce Redman, a young colored man of this community, died yesterday. He had been suffering with tuberculosis for some time.
Robt S Kuykendall and family, Miss Amy Bowen and Thos Wells are spending a week or so at Powder Spring, near town.
Miss Emma Keller, who has been quite sick with typhoid fever at her home at Fisher, we are glad to say is improving.
Misses Elizabeth Dailey and Janet Welton left Tuesday morning for Romney where they will spend a week visiting friends and relatives.
Mrs W S Fisher was right sick for a few days this week.
Geo B Eberly left this morning for a short business trip to Strasburg.
Enoch Judy one of our aged citizens, is right ill at his home at the Fork.
Walter Wheaton left this morning for Martinsburg to spend several days.
Joe Hendrickson, of Cumberland, came up last week on a short visit to relatives here.
Miss Inez McNeill has returned to her home here from a pleasant visit to friends at Lost City.
J W Wise and daughter, Miss Lee, passed through here yesterday on their way to Williamsport to Rio.
Mrs H C Baker and daughter, Mary Bond, left Sunday for a two weeks visit to relatives at Wardensville.
Robt. Vanmeter, who has been visiting friends near Winchester and other points, returned home last Friday.
Miss Martha McClelland, of Frederick City, Md, arrived here last Friday and will spend several months in Moorefield.
H S Richardson and son, of Piedmont, and Wm Mcdonald and family, of Keyser, spent last Thursday night here.
Miss Annette Allen sustained very painful injuries Monday by a fall, but she is improving.
Miss Sallie Vanmeter left Tuesday morning for a weeks visit to Mrs Annie Stubblefield at Cumberland.
A large crowd attended Children's Day services here and the school entertained them with a good program. With the exception of a rainstorm at noon hour, which caused a hurried dinner, all the program was undisturbed.
Rev Benny Smith and Rev Geo Burgess were present delivering good talks.
Edwin Burgess Sr has recovered from his recent illness.
Mr Clayton Hilkey has rented his several meadows to J L Kuhn, Wright Burgess and Tephabock Bro's. And though the weather has been very unfavorable for haymaking, that part of harvest is nearly over here.
As far as the writer knows, all are well. We wonder what has become of the Good Road Association. Is it possible that they have gone to the same place that the good roads have?
The baseball team of this place did not play the game that was scheduled with Keyser Cubs on account of failure on the part of the Cubs to appear, but the boys were not disappointed, as they had their hands full when French Golden's team of Keyser came on the scene and a very interesting game ensued. The score was 3 to 4 in favor of Laurel Dale, and was a tie until the end of the 9th inning when L D came across the plate and ended the game with three men on bases. It may be worthy to mention that one of the players belongs the Keyser Prep's No 1 James Michaels of Keyser umpired the game.
Next Sunday will be Children's Day here and invitations have been sent to the neighboring Sunday schools asking them to be present.
W C Brown and O W Tephabock of Mountain Valley, attended the Sunday school convention at Scherr last week.
The Mountain Valley Sunday School has accepted the invitation tendered them from the school here, and all expect to attend the Children's Day services.
The boys and girls of this placed enjoyed a taffy social Saturday night
Who was crying about rain some time ago? Surely they are getting their wishes now. Heavy thunder storms all week.
Arthur Hanlin of Scherr, was a caller here Sunday
E C Hilkey spent Sunday in Greenland. He purchased a tract of land owned by his aunt, Eliza Hilkey.
MT STORM ITEMS
Mrs Gertrude Wimer and children of near Clarksburg are on an extended visit to relatives and friends here.
Miss Jessie Bobo is visiting Parker Bro's near Romney.
Miss Jessie Idleman has gone to Bruceton to spend the remainder of the summer with her grandparents, Mr and Mrs McNair.
Mr J W Parks, V S, of Eglon was professionally engaged here last Saturday. He was called to prescribe for the Sam Cosner horse which Mr John Lyon is handling. The horse is better at this writing but still not able for service.
Miss Grace Roderick of Keyser is the pleasant guest of Mr J W Idleman this week.
Mr A V Parker was a business visitor here the first of the week
Mr Samuel Cosner of Maysville came out last Saturday in answer to a telephone message to see his sick horse.
Everybody is busy making hay, hence, not much news.
Making hay is the order of the day here.
Quite a bunch of Frostburg sports passed through this vicinity to Moorefield and back Sunday. The were conveyed by an auto truck from Cumberland.
Osce Fout is threshing in this vicinity. He has a good outfit.
Frank Smith finished his building contract for T F Martin Orchard Co, on River Hill near McNeil, Saturday of last week.
The Mill Creek District Board of Education met here Saturday of last week and looked over a site for a new school house.
Harper High of Moorefield is visiting home folks here this week
Mr and Mrs Albert Rinker and little son, Haven, of Cumberland, after spending a week with home folks here returned home Wednesday of last week.
Floyd Roberts of Antioch was among friends here Saturday and Sunday last.
Noah Hottinger is on the sick list.
Mitchel Bosell of Moorefield is carrying the mail from here to Moorefield this week in place of his brother Mark.
John Copp, Jr, has sold his team to Dillon Leatherman
Sunday School, at White Pine, Sunday at 9 am and preaching at 10:30am
Rain, rain and still it rains. The time in the season is here for harvesting the hay crop on the mountains, but the abundance of rain has kept the grass very green and the ground being wet is almost impossible to make hay, some of our farmers have commenced to mow, while others are waiting for better weather. The prospect for a potato crop is very good, but we have no fruit, not even huckleberries.
Business is booming, labor scarce and waged good. We have it from we think good authority, that the men of the Black Diamond coal mine on Abram's Creek, have taken over the lease of the Schell mines. If this is correct there will be coal put here in the near future, for this company is not made up of New Yorkers, but men who do things.
Several of our farmers have sold their wool recently at 22 c with the unsettled condition of the wool market, we think this is not bad.
Several parties from about here attended all day services at Mt Storm last Sunday and report a pleasant time.
Health in our community is now good.
Jim Shillingburg, who lives about two miles back on the Maryland side from Schell, lost his house and a great portion of its contents last week by fire. The kitchen roof was falling in when discovered, supposed to have caught by the pipe of the cooking stove slipping out of the thimble, no insurance.
Mrs Mabel Boyd and children of Cumberland are visiting Miss Kate French at her home in "The Bend"
Mrs J M Pue spent several days last week at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Thompson, near Three Churches.
Miss Mildred Kuhn, of Moorefield, is the guest at the home of James H Blue.
Mrs Miranda Wilson, of Romney, spent a part of last week with her sister, Mrs Mary Blue
Mrs T N Parker and daughter, Mary of Lincoln, Neb, arrived Monday night to spend the month of August with relatives in and around Springfield.
Miss Maggie Guthrie entertained in honor of Misses Susan Long and Fannie Guthrie at Raven Rock last week.
Mrs Jennie Shanholtzer and daughters, Miss Blanche and Donaldson, of Staunton, Va, came Friday to spend several weeks with Mrs Shanholtzer's sister, Mrs Edith Shannon.
Mrs Harding and little daughter, of Elkins, were guests at the manse last week.
Allen Harrison, of Washington, is visiting at Ridgedale
Charlie Short, who underwent a very serious operation at the Western Maryland Hospital in Cumberland about a month ago, is now at his home here and is able to be out.
Robert Washington who attended school in Kansas last winter, has returned to his home for the remainder of the summer.
Mr and Mrs Murray and son, of Pittsburgh, after spending some time at James H Blue's, left Saturday for their home.
The boys of the central Y M C A of Cumberland are spending two weeks on the island below the wire bridge. The are in charge of the physical director of the association, Mr Gould.
The Crescent Club of Cumberland, is camped on the Blue place near Grace's station.
Our local hostelry, the Springfield Inn, is being treated for a nice coat of paint.
Walter Woodson has just completed the fine cottage on his farm below Millleson's Mill.
Services at the Presbyterian church next Sunday at 8 pm, preaching by Mr F J Brooke, Jr.
Mack Dye and Guy Miller were visiting relatives in McCoole, last Sunday.
Levi Baker of Ridgeley was visiting his son J R Baker last week
The boys and girls of the Waxler Corn Club are working hard to win a prize.
Will Shaw, who lived at Denver, near Tunnelton, W Va, was killed by his team of horses. He had been thrown from the horse he was riding when they took fright and ran away and the other horse had jumped on him causing death. He leaves a wife and two children.
Wheeling, John Gallagher, aged 40, was electrocuted yesterday morning while at work in the plant of the Whittaker Glessner Co. He caught hold of a live wire while at work.
Moundsville, In the Circuit Court yesterday Judge Hervey entered a decree in the case of M L Benedum against the First Citizens National Bank of Cameron ordering that the depositors be paid first. They will receive 30 percent and $172,000 will be distributed.
Cumberland Md, G W Mabes of Dorr W Va is in a critical condition in Greenbrier Hospital, Ronceverte, W Va, from a bullet wound in the thigh inflicted by his nephew, David Baker, aged 14. Mabes had been remonstrating with the boy about using tobacco. After some talk the boy threw a bag of tobacco to the ground. Later he sought his uncle and, asking if he wanted to know where he got the tobacco, fired a revolver. The bullet struck Mabes in the thigh and ranged upward. The boy then took a bay horse from the stable and disappeared. The hospital surgeon after the use of an x ray, advised that the bullet be not probed for. It was feared an operation would prove fatal.
Webster Springs, W Va, F U G Rhodes, Mingo county legislator was convicted of bribery at 5:30 o'clock this evening. He is the fourth legislator convicted. After deliberating a little more than an hour, the jury returned a verdict of guilty against Rhodes of having demanded and received a bribe in connection with the election of an U S Senator.
Franklin W Va, On Sunday evening, Louis M , alias Dice Prospt was married to Mrs Emma Whetzel at the home of the bride near Franklin by Rev R C Lacy. The bride who is 37 years of age has 7 children including one pair of twins, and the groom, who is 43 years of age, is blesses with a family of nine children making the grand total of 16 children, with which this happy couple will assume the duties of the married estate.
Wheeling, Jacob Lansing became suddenly insane at Haskins hospital and attacked Dr J W Yoho, the house physician, whom he knocked down and trampled. Dr Yoho's terribly injured in the abdominal region.
Berkeley Springs, Word has been received from Kansas City that C H Aulabaugh, formerly of this place, had been sentenced to the penitentiary for two years for a stabbing a young woman because she could not pay him money she borrowed from him.
Dobbin W Va, Robert L Whitmer, aged two years, son of S S Whitner of Bemis, this state was scalded to death Thursday when he fell into a boiler of scalding water. His body was brought here for interment.
Fairmont, C H Williamson, aged 50 years, was found dead in bed today at his boarding house on Virginia Ave. Apoplexy is thought to have caused his death. He has a brother living at Fetterman, who has been notified of his death.
Boulder, CO, 27 perhaps were injured, some seriously, in a wreck on Switzerland Trail near here today, when four cars overturned. The cars were filled with tourists. The cars were on the Rio Grande, Boulder and Western railroad. Among the probably fatally injured were: Mrs Martha Chalfont and Miss Blanche Chalfont of Shinnnston, W Va: Mrs John Henson and Laura Henson, of Chicago. All suffered internal injuries and cuts from breaking glass.
Terra Alta, a conference of Maryland, W Va, DC and Delaware young Men's Christian Association leaders is in progress at Lake Terra Alta, having opened yesterday. Among those taking part are, Henry B McFarlane, a late commissioner of DC, W Knoles Cooper, Washington, W H Morrison, Baltimore, G I Harding, chairman of the Maryland Y M C A state work and Judge Atkinson of Charleston.
Thomas, aged 13 months, son of Nick Farrand, Magnolia W Va, died Monday evening at the Western Maryland Hospital, Cumberland, from typhoid fever, having been the youngest patient admitted to the institution suffering from that disease. The body was buried yesterday afternoon in St Patrick's Cemetery.
The body of James Wesley Morrison, a former member of the W Va State Senate who died at his home of his daughter, Mrs J F Williams, Clarksburg, was taken to Morrison, W Va, for burial Tuesday. He was invalid for 12 years. Seven children survive. Sen. Morrison was a native of Virginia. In 1870 he was elected sheriff of Braxton county. He served two terms in the State Senate. He was active in the lumber, oil and gas interests.
For dyspepsia, our national ailment, use Burdock Blood Bitters. Recommended for strengthening digestion, purifying the blood. At all drug stores. $1 a bottle. Adv.
Mr Lewis Curtis Millholland, who for the past three years has been manager of the Alpha Portland Cement Co, at Manheim, W Va, has tendered his resignation from that company to become effective immediately and will no Tuesday move his family to Cumberland. Mr Millholland has accepted a lucrative position with the US Rail Mill at Cumberland and will enter upon his new duties July 22nd. Mr Millholland was formerly connected with the Maryland Rail Co which was reorganized and named the US Rail Co about four years ago.
Almost simultaneously with the accidental death of Orval Coddington, 17 years old, son of William Coddington, in the Piedmont yards of having been run over by an engine, was the death of his grandmother, Mrs Jemima Paxton, widow of David Paxton. She was 83 years of age. The funeral of both grandmother and grandson took place from the home on Thursday of last week, Rev William Harris officiating.
Berkeley Springs, M W Fulton, Ira A Stater, U S G Potter, Daniel W Gates, S H Fulton, B A McCullough, W E Michael and B E Dawson, voters and taxpayers of the county, in behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, have made complaint to the county court against J W A Courtney, county road engineer, alleging and charging him with incompetency, neglect of official duty and misfeasance in office. The court has fixed July 29 at 10 o'clock for a hearing, when the county engineer is to appear and answer the charges.
Grafton, The Fairmont and Grafton Gas Co, with headquarters in Pittsburgh, have notified their subscribers here that the gas rates per thousand would be raised from 20 cents to 23 cents, effective the latter part of May, but the gas bills came out this month at the same rate of 20 cents with 2 cents discount. Grafton people are opposed to the increase in rates and the city council has taken the matter up with the public service commission, opposing the increase in rate.
Smithers, George Smith had his hand amputated by a surgeon as a result of an escapade with a drunken monkey. With others Smith was throwing balls at the monkey, paying five cents for three throws. Later they gave the simian beer and made it drunk. It fought Smith chewing his hands to bits, and making it necessary to amputate what remained of the member.
Montgomery, Awakened by the barking of her dog, Mrs Grace Newman found her bedroom filled with smoke, and picking up her sleeping babe she rushed out to find her home in flames. The house was entirely consumed, and a few minutes later both would have perished.
James Wilson was killed last Friday evening while walking along the public road near Rockville W Va, near Kingwood, by being struck by a limb that fell from a tree on the roadside. He was struck on the side of the head and face. Wilson was employed on the construction work of the Rockville Dam and had just finished his days work and started for home. He was he son of the late Wm Wilson, who died a few years ago.
LIKE BROTHER END CAME SUDDENLY
John Harris, 46 years old, died Sunday at his home at Ridgeville, Mineral County, W Va, near Keyser. He fell dead while locking up his hen house. In 1897 his brother dropped dead in his presence while the two were husking corn. He is survived by his wife and five children. The body will be taken to Williamsport, Grant County, W Va, today for interment. Mr Harris lived on H O Thrush'' place and had been making hay all week. A sister, Miss Grace Harris, has been living with the family of Boyd A Reinhart, this city.
THREE NEGROES KILLED BY TRAIN
Thomas Perkins, of Richmond, Va; Johns Hopkins, of Philadelphia, and John Thomas, of Cumberland, all colored, were struck and killed by a B&O passenger train just west of Doegully tunnel, 37 miles east of Cumberland, this afternoon. Perkins and Thomas were together. They have got out of the way of the eastbound freight and the westbound passenger train bore down upon them. 250 yards west the same train struck and killed Hopkins who was walking with W Mitchell.
MARTHA ANN BOSELEY
Died at 9 o'clock, Tuesday morning, July 29 1913, aged 82 years. She was born at Claysville, W Va, and was married to Mr John Boseley, who died 12 years ago. She passed all her life where she was born excepting the last few years, which has been among her children. She leaves four children, three sons and a daughter, W W Boseley of Belington, E D Boseley, of Cumberland, Adolph Boseley, of Kitzmiller, and Mrs Kate Adams of this place, of whose home she had died. Also, 13 grandchildren. The burial services were held in Ward Chapel at Claysville, conducted by Rev George Burgess of Laurel Dale, and she was laid to rest in the Ward Cemetery at the same place.
GARRETT COUNTY FARMER
KILLED BY LIGHTNING
During an electrical storm which passed over Frostburg and vicinity this afternoon, Merwin Carey, 25 years old, farmer on the Calvin Wilson farm near Avilton, Garrett county five miles from Frostburg was struck by lightning and killed. The same bolt killed his 2 horses and burned the shed in which he had sought shelter. His wife, who was with him was slightly injured. Besides his wife, a child survives. His father, James Carey, is a leading farmer in Garrett county. Lightning struck the residence of Mrs James Dando, Hill street, and Russell Robertson, Green street. The Dando home is much damaged. The dining room furniture was wrecked. The county road leading to the Western Maryland Railway station here was blocked by debris. Trees were uprooted at many points. Several were blown down on the Graham farm, the home of John M Layman. Cellars in Midland and Frostburg were flooded. Many gardens were badly washed and roads were ruined. At Eckhart Henry Michaels lost a horse and two colts that were out in the field and were killed by lightning. The horses were valued at $300. Another horse, a little distance away, was uninjured.
A telegram received here today announced the death in a New York hospital of Marlin S Olmstead, Congressman from the 18th Pa District from 1897-1913. A week ago he went to New York to undergo treatment for a throat infection.
NOVEL USE OF POWER DAMS
A novel suggestion has been made here in connection with the construction of the huge water power dams which are being constructed in W Va. The suggestion was made in Washington by Mr Greer, of Morgantown, who came here to see whether there might be a chance of having his suggestion adopted. Mr Greer has called attention to the fact that the high dams being constructed, especially in the Cheat River, will back the water up so high on the hillside along the stream that there will be no chance for the construction of a railway along the streams so dammed. At the same time he says there are vast quantities of coal in the valleys where the dams are being constructed and that some means should be provided for getting the coal out. The building of the dams will make pools in an otherwise unnavigable river, he says, and if locks are constructed at the power dams, coal could be taken out to market by water. It was the purpose of his visit here to see if some steps could not be taken to provide the transportation of coal by water by means of locks in the power dams.
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Buick Roadster with top, seats three, good running order. Price $275. Dr Lantz , Alaska W Va
12 ROOM HOUSE
For sale cheap. New, double water and gas. Near B&O roundhouse. Apply to: T H Davis, 102 Main St.
CALF FOR SALE
Jersey Bull calf, sired by Col. Davis, bull-mother, valued at $100. A C Welton, 183 Mineral St. Keyser
TWO ROOMS FOR RENT
Suitable for light housekeeping. 146 West Piedmont street.
1912 Ford Touring Car. Good running order. Will go cheap. Inquire at Tribune Office.
WAVERLY OIL WORKS, CO
HORSES FOR SALE
Two good drought horses. A bargain one rarely sees. Price reasonable. Cash required. Apply 135 Mozelle St.
The new goods at D Long & Son's are catching the trade
ARREST RAILROAD FOR OPERATING A PARK
With a warrant charging the officials of the Morgantown & Kingwood RR, which is controlled by the estate of the late Senator Elkins, with unlawfully operating a place of amusement on Sunday. Sheriff Hartman and Justice of the Peace, J H Wericke, Preston County, W Va, descended upon Oak Park Sunday, and served the warrant on General Passenger Agent Charles F Sutherland as representative of the railroad. Sutherland gave bond and there will be a test trial before Justice Wericke at Kingwood, Thursday. The officers appeared when hundreds of people from Morgantown, W Va, Connellsville, Pa, and other points were on the grounds. It is estimates that 3,500 people were at the park. It was claimed there was no disorder at the park nor there was any evidence of the illegal retailing liquor. Denial is made that the Ministerial Association of Morgantown had a hand in securing the warrants. The Preston County authorities are said to have acted on their own initiative.
BIG LUMBER DEAL
The U S Lumber Co and the Tri State Investment Co, local organizations composed of well known businessmen, on Saturday closed one of the most important timber deals that has been made in the state for several years, the money consideration being nearly a third of a million dollars. The tract of land in the deal comprises nineteen thousand acres and is located in Highland, Bath and Augusta counties, Va, and Pendleton county, W Va. This is considered one of the very finest tracts of virgin forest of white oak in either of the Virginia, and the sale is considered a very good one from all points of view, the property having been taken up a few years ago by Lysander Dudley, of this city, for the companies named who has been holding it as an investment, and they have realized a nice profit on the sale. For some time past a number of Philadelphia and Scranton Pa capitalists have been endeavoring to purchase the property. They were given an option for thirty days, the option expiring on Saturday. Representatives of the syndicate some days ago met Lysander and J W Dudley and Atty. W H Wolfe, who represented the local parties, on the property and made an inspection. They were satisfied with the property and after a conference with their associates they came here on Saturday and closed up the deal with the companies and all the papers were signed and the property was then turned over to the new purchasers. The actual price paid was $320,000, a large cash payment being mad at the time of the transfer. This is the second largest timber sale that has been negotiated by Dr Dudley, as two years ago he effected the sale of a large tract in Logan county for a sum nearly equally as large. His interest in the property, being somewhat larger than any of his associates in that deal. The officers of the U S Lumber Co interested in this and other large deals for timber lands are as follows: President: C E Bryan, Vice Pres., Lysander Dudley, Treasurer, J H Grogg, Secretary, John W Romine.
Despite the sweltering heat of Sunday evening, the Presbyterian church was crowded. The music was such that all could appreciate the use of old familiar hymns and a beautiful solo by Mrs Devries. The sermon on the text " How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation" was thought provoking and soul inspiring. Our next Sunday evening service will be held in Grace M E Church, South, Rev Dr Bacon will preach. Let all singers come into the choir without special invitation. The public is cordially invited whether adherent or non adherent of any church.
We call the attention to the letter from Dr W Holmes Yeakley, which we publish in this issue.
During the recent wrangle over dogs,
muzzles, automobiles, bread, ordinances, etc, we have kept hands off,
feeling that the ordinances and their making was in able hands, and
thus far seem to be for the betterment of the city, but we have often
wondered why, if necessary to protest against some or all of them,
that most of the protests were made through the columns of a paper
published in another city, and more especially in another state.
Would it not look better to voice your protest in your home papers. If your objection be just, there is no need to feel ashamed to offer it to your home paper. We are sure that the framers of the new ordinances would treat you fairly and kindly should you call their attention in a courteous manner to what you deem unwise or unjust.
The Tribune stands ready to assist the oppressed and to oppose any acts which savor the tyranny. Its columns stand open for the use of the public, and if anyone has something to say either for or against the makers of the ordinances they have a chance to do it, but we would suggest in matters of this kind it is far better for each writer to write over their own name.
It then carries more dignity, more weight, more convincing power. While we would gladly publish any views on this, as well as any other matter of public importance, we shall not hold ourselves responsible for any views thus expressed, nor shall we publish any article which sinks beneath the dignity of gentlemen, and of which the author would not dare sign his name.
Editor Keyser Tribune,
Please publish this letter over my signature, for I desire that one who answered "Anxious Housewife's" letter in last Friday's issue of the Daily News should know that the use of my name in connection therewith is offensive to me.
It is unfortunate that the citizenship of Keyser should include one so devoid of every evidence of gentility and good breeding as one who elevated himself by taking the name of John Harness. It is gratifying to know that he is one of John's associates, so intimate with him that he is allowed to use John's name in expressing opinion on public matters. We don't know whether the author of the letter in question is very close to the present law making body of our town or not; if he is, it is no longer difficult to understand why John Harness should be employed to work for the town at the same wage paid the able bodied men who work on the streets, and we have no desire to criticizing John for holding his position, even at the expense of having his good name besmirched as the mouthpiece of the author of last Friday's communication.
Of course such letters as the "Anxious Housewife's' are called for ( if such letter was received by the mayor) but after all, it may be that some man or woman could think of no other way to register a protest against what seemed to them and what seems to many, some of the very foolish provisions of the new ordinances.
Newspaper communications of this kind are distasteful to me; but one cannot remain silent when his name is used in the vulgar and extremely common way in which mine appeared in the last Friday's Daily News.
W Holmes Yeakley.
The "Anxious Housewife's" letter with the answer thereto, in my name appeared was in the Mineral Daily News of Friday last. Through the editor of that paper printed my name in the anonymous communication without authority he refused to print this signed letter. A clear exposition of the editor's idea of fair treatment.
CAMP. NAMED FOR VIRGIL A LEWIS
When the Uniform Rank, Knights of
Pythias at Clarksburg assemble next month for the Grand Encampment
they will make their home at Camp Virgil A Lewis, the camp being
named in honor of the late and distinguished State Historian who was
a very ardent member of this organization.
The camp will be located on the Goff property on the East side of the city which has served as the circus grounds during the past few years. It is an ideal location for the camp and will be very convenient for the Knights during their stay here.
As the date of the meeting of the Grand Lodge and the Grand Encampment approaches the prospects for a large attendance grow more encouraging. It will be a big time in Clarksburg for everybody attending the affair.
The Committee on arrangements for the Grand Encampment of the U R K of P and the Grand Lodge meeting of the state, August 25 to 30 inclusive, has been very busy during the past week.
As time passes, the prospects for a big time during the week are growing brighter and the members of the committee now have assurance of the fact that this is to be the greatest gathering of its kind ever held in the State.
Following is the official program for the event, the same having been completed last night:
Sunday, August 24-Arrival of troops in camp. 8 pm Religious services in camp conducted by Brigade and Regimental Chaplains.
Monday, August 25-Forenoon arrival of troops. 4 PM-- Dedication ceremonies at Camp Lewis, 7 PM-Guard Mount by the 3rd Regiment. 9 PM-Military Ball.
Tuesday, August 26-9:00 AM, Company Drills, 10:00 AM, Officer's School, 2:00 PM, Field Day Contest at Ball Park, 7:00 PM, Guard Mount by 2nd Regiment, 9:00 PM, Military Ball.
Wednesday, August 27-8 AM, Company Drills, 9 AM, Officers and non commissioned Officer's School, 3 PM, Ball game at ball park, 7 PM, Guard mount by 2nd regiment, 8 PM, Band concert at Camp Lewis.
Thursday, August 28-8 AM, Battline drills, 9 AM, Artillery Drill by Battery A No 33, 2 PM, Subordinate and U R Parade streets of Clarksburg, 4 PM, Brigade inspection and review at Camp Lewis, 7 PM, Guard mount by 1st Regiment.
Friday, August 29-8 AM, Company and Battalion Drills, 9 AM Competitive Drills, 1:30PM, Field Day Sport, 12 until daylight, Shirt Tail Parade.
Saturday, August 30-9 AM, Awarding of prizes.
Cash prizes. First prize for inspection and proficiency in drill, $150, Second prize, for inspection and proficiency drill, $100, Third Prize for inspection and proficiency drill, $50. Best Appearance in Parade, August 28, $50, Largest company in camp and parade, August 28, $50, Captains, Sergeants, and Sir Knights. Combination shower Chandelier to Capt. Of co. having the most Uniform Rank members in parade, Value, $35, Officers sabre to best drilled officers in camp, Valued $25, First Sergeant, best drilled, K of P. Charm. Value $5, Gold Mounted Umbrella to shortest K of P in parade in uniform, Value $15, Sir Knight, best drilled, pair, Regal shoes, Value $5, One Shaving Cup and Brush to tallest K of P in parade in uniform, Value $5, "Joe the Waldo" will donate one half dozen ties to the members having the reputation of being the biggest prevaricator during the encampment. Other prizes, Spears Shoe Co, will donate a $5 pair of shoes to the Uniform Rank Member in parade having the largest ears. Lester's Department store will donate a $5 pair of trousers to the Uniform Rank Member in parade having the biggest nose. M A Nusbaum will donate a $5 Stetson Hat to the fattest Uniform Rank member in parade. Wolk will donate one half dozen $1 silk hose to the Uniform Rank member having the least amount of hair on his head, Donahue & Johnson will donate a $5 silk shirt to the leanest Uniform Rank member in the parade, J W Barnes & Sons will donate a $2 knife to the Uniform Rank member requiring the most leather to cover his feet, I Nusbaum & Son will donate a $10 fountain pen to the Uniform Rank Member who is the most popular among the ladies, Earnest Siers will donate a $5 silk shirt to the homeliest Uniform Rank member in the parade. Other prizes will be given.
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Sunday school at 9:45am, Preaching services
at 11 am. The subject of the sermon by the pastor will be "The
Macedonian Call." In the evening the congregation will unite in
the Union Services to be held in Grace M E Church, South. A cordial
invitation is extended to all to attend these services.
H F Baughman, Pastor
Circuit court convened again this morning July 28. The first case tried was Jacob K Staggers vs Jas. E Leps, for $75 for assisting in the sale of the farm. The jury gave Staggers a verdict for $50
Other cases that have been disposed of at this term:
State vs Mort Ward, an indictment for carrying a revolver. Verdict of jury guilty. Court has not yet passed judgement.
State vs Wm Smith, indictment for a misdemeanor. Dismissed.
The indictments against C W Minear, Ed Mullin, and Joe Carney, of Piedmont which were found at the April term, were dismissed. New indictments for the same offense were found at this term of court.
Leota M Alderton was granted a divorce from her husband, Otis W Alderton.
Elizabeth S Tibbets was granted a divorce from her husband, Chas Tibbetts. She was given possession of the two children and alimony of $25 per month was granted.
Bessie Hotchkiss and James J Hotchkiss vs W Md RR Co, compromised by the railway company paying $2,500 and costs.
Ada Belle Stewart and David H Stewart vs W Md RR Co, compromised by railroad company paying plaintiff $2,500 and costs.
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining unclaimed in the Keyser W Va week ending July 31, 1913:
Miss M Michael, Mrs Harry Ravenscroft, Miss Verda Roderick, Mrs J C Taylor, Miss Ethel Wilson, Oscar Baker, A Wesley Hott, Mr Michael J Mullen, Dr H F Pinnell, Gus Robinson, Elmer Sanders,
Miss Elsie Wagoner is visiting at Cross
Misses Nancy Lauck and Irene Davis left Tuesday for a visit at Petersburg
Mr Ab Hamil visited Daisy Camp Sunday
Mr D Long was in Mt Lake Park over Sunday
Bernard Hodges of Cumberland is in the city
Mr and Mrs Marshal Virts were at Daisy Camp
Mr and Mrs Obed King was in Cumberland Saturday
Mr Will Wells and two sons were in Grafton Sunday
Miss Bessie Roderick is spending a few days at Martin
Mrs George Phelps of Davis is visiting friends in the city
Mr I P Carskadon was in Keyser Saturday on business
Mr and Mrs Harry Inskeep were in Cumberland Tuesday
Mr and Mrs George Merkle were in Cumberland Saturday
J M Bright and wife were in Cumberland one day last week
Mr A V Douglas and wife spent Saturday at Daisy Camp
Miss Leigh Kesner is visiting Misses Lawrence at Ridgeley
Miss Katherine Brown Sims was at Daisy Camp on Monday
Mrs Harley Roderick of Cumberland was in the city Tuesday
Mrs H G Wilson was with relatives at Lowndes over Sunday
Mr and Mrs C E Inskeep returned this week from Atlantic City
Mr and Mrs E F Nine of Baltimore are visiting in the city
Mr and Mrs Arley Akers returned this week from Atlantic City
Ed Wagley and John Vernon of Pittsburgh spent Sunday in Keyser
Mr Frank Kelly and son of Fairmont are visiting B B Cavitt
Miss Elsie Reese has accepted a position in the Fairmont schools
Miss Tillie Snyder of Baltimore is visiting her brother, L Snyder
Dr H C Grusendorf spent Sunday with his wife and son at Oakland
Mr C L Bane of Elk Garden was in the city Wednesday on business
Mrs Elizabeth Koch of Cumberland is the guest of Mrs Ollie Smathers
Mrs George Fazenbaker of Cumberland is in the city visiting her sisters
Mrs Ralph Wilson of Mt Savage is visiting her father, Mr A W Coffroth
Mrs Leek of Westernport was here Sunday visiting her daughter Mrs William Spotts
Mr and Mrs John T Sincell returned from Oakland where they have been for a few days
Sanford Evans of Gennessee, Ind, has returned home. He was visiting his sister, Mrs W B Burgess
Hon A C Scherr, Mrs Scherr and daughter, Miss Mary Arnold, are guests of mayor F H Babb
Mrs Lulu Buxton and daughter of Relay are visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Joseph Sirbaugh
Mr H G Wilson went to Johnstown Sunday to see his brother who is in a hospital at that place
Mr and Mrs Obed Keener of Montana Mines, who has been visiting here, returned to their home this week
Walter Scherr, of Louisville, Ky, was here Saturday on his way to Martin, Grant County, to visit his wife and child.
Mr M Schwartzwalda, general manager Point Pleasant Nursery and Fruit Co, was a business visitor in Keyser yesterday
Mr and Mrs A V Douglas, Mrs Rebecca Matlick and Mrs Ed Hamill spent Saturday at Daisy Camp near Burlington, and they report a delightful time. Mrs Hamill and Mr Douglas succeeded in capturing 15 of the finny tribe
Mrs E L Haines and her friend, Miss Ella Hockman, of Slanesville, who has been visiting at the home of Mr and Mrs Wm Shillingburg of Hartmonsville, the past two weeks, have returned to their homes. Mr E L and Olen Haines motored up for them Saturday returning by way of Keyser and stopping off over Sunday to visit relatives.
Mr Gilmore Haines of Keyser was visiting at Wm Shillingburg, recently.
Mr W A Liller was at home over Sunday
Mrs A R Rinehart was in Piedmont Tuesday visiting relatives
Mrs Hamil, Argyle street, spent the weekend at Daisy Camp
Mrs Hitchcock of Philadelphia is the guest of Mrs Riley Schull
Mr and Mrs Leslie Brotemarkle were in Cumberland Tuesday
Mrs J M Clemm and daughter, Miss Ada, spent Saturday in Terra Alta
Forrest Smith has resigned his position with the Keyser Pharmacy
Mrs Ella Rafter of Cumberland is visiting her sister, Mrs Dr Gaston
Mrs Anna Kolkhorst has returned home from a visit to Green Spring
Mayor F H Babb is arranging to erect a handsome residence on State street
Miss Carrie Breakiron of Cumberland is visiting her aunt, Mrs Jacob Evans
Miss Elsie Hoffman has returned from a visit to Mrs McDermid in Chicago
Rev R E L Strieder left Wednesday for a weeks visit to his parents at Leetown
Miss Daisy Lamb of Westernport was the guest of Miss Katie Sims Sunday evening.
Mr Roy Warner was in Martinsburg over Sunday to see his wife who is still at home
Mr and Mrs Horace Morgan of Indianapolis, Ind are visiting Mr and Mrs Leo Wilcox
Phil Kelly who has been with Alkire Bros for a number of years has gone to Stone, Ky
Rev C P Bastain and daughter of Charleroi, Pa, are the guest of Mr and Mrs Sliger
Miss Helen Alkire returned Saturday night from a visit to friends in Mannington
Mr Roy Rafter, wife and family drove Sunday to Daisy Camp and took breakfast there
Mrs H S Pulliam, who is at a resident at present at Daisy Camp, was in Keyser Tuesday
Vincent and John Mulligan of Wilmington, Del, spent Sunday with Miss Kean at the Alkire home
Mrs H H Kight and children, who have been visiting at Purgittsville, returned home this week
Mr and Mrs J T Sincell and Miss Elsie Brown have returned home from weeks stay at Oakland
Misses Robin and Ruth Smith of Barkersburg are the guests at the home of Mr and Mrs R A Welch
Mrs C L Wiseman and daughter Ola and son Woodrow are visiting relatives and friends at Sulphur
Mr Bennie Sims of Keyser and Miss Daisy Lamb of Westernport visited Daisy Camp on Sunday
Mrs I D Taylor and Rees Mill was in the city Saturday. She was accompanied by Miss Ella Johnson
Mrs Z T Kooken and son, and Miss Elsie Guy of Westernport, were here Sunday with relatives
Mrs Ed Bolen and daughter and Mrs Jennie Schafferman were visiting Mrs J C Kephart at Limestone Tuesday
Miss Ella May Johnson, who has been visiting at Paw Paw and other points is the guest of her aunt, Mrs A R Rinehart
Mr W W Boseley, of Barbour county, made us a call on Wednesday. He was here to attend the funeral of his mother, Mrs Martha Ann Boseley
Mr Prentiss Watson, an old Prep student, who is now assisting cashier of the First National Bank at Masontown, spent Sunday with friends here
Mr J F Blightburn and son, Fell, of Long Beach, Cal, and Miss Philadelphia Blackman of Parsons, are guest of Atty. And Mrs C N Finnell.
JR. O U A M PICNIC
At Narrows Park, Cumberland, Saturday, August 2nd. Everyone invited, especially juniors. Excursion trains over W M leaves Keyser at 8:50 am, returning, leaves Cumberland at 8:30pm. Round trip fare from Keyser 65c.
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION
An examination for clerk and carrier will be held at the post office in this city on August, 9, 1913. Age limit, 18-45 years on the date of the examination. Married women will not be admitted to the exam. This prohibition, however, does not apply to women who are divorced or those who are separated from their husbands and supporting themselves, but they are eligible for appointment only as clerk. Applicants must be physical sound, and male applicants must be not less than 5 foot 4 inches in height in bare feet, and weigh not less than 125 pounds without overcoat or hat. For application blanks and for full information relative to the exam, qualifications, duties, salaries, vacations, promotions, etc. Address Immediately, Oscar Cosner, Sec. Board of Civil Service Exam. Post Office, Keyser, W Va
WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE YOUNG GIRL?
This a straight from the shoulder talk to
the fathers of young girls. We hope mothers will read it also, but we
want them to pass it on to their husbands without fail. The American
father needs a jolt. And this is a jolt handed from one father to another.
We are not given to deploring the passing of "the good old days." We believed that many decayed and useless customs have been cast aside, and today carried much to admire and rejoice over. But we have made a mistake of letting our girls grow up too fast. There is neither meekness nor shadow in the eyes of Miss 16 today. Neither is she exactly what you would call "sweet." She is "smart" and amusing, but she does not bring a tremulous smile to the lips of old age nor fill the hearts of men, young and old, with the fine old desire to protect and screen her from all that might hurt or contaminate. Her eyes invite and challenge. Her bearing announces an independence that is too assertive. There is nothing reluctant about her feet. Rather they press eagerly toward the dress, manners, customs and pleasures designed for those who have plucked ripe fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.
We men are proud of this new girl's spirit, and her achievements in the classroom, of her resourcefulness and adaptability when economic conditions force her into our factories, stores and offices. We smile at her good humor and say, " Go to it, girlie," when she elbows her way into the crowded lunchroom or trolley. But we miss the shadow in her eyes, the lily in her hand, and we do not like to think of her as a wife for our son. If we stop to analyze her position in the general scheme of life, we think vaguely that she belongs in a class of her own, the class that must hold its own in the stern workday world. Perhaps in preparing their daughters for the grinding, pitiless contact with those who toil, parents have taught girls at once too much and too little, too much of how to protect themselves from evil in others, to little of how to flee evil in itself, and so, flaunting her preparedness, this type throws off the mysterious veil of maidenhood melting into womanhood.
We are sorry for this girl, sorry for her parents, and we say smugly to ourselves that we are glad our daughters are not as this poor, world worn little creature. This is because we really do not know our own daughters. We have not have time to follow our girls into what we fondly believe to be sheltered, refined life. Suppose some of you fathers put market prices into the background and for a few hours walk the sheltered path which you imagine your hard earned dollars provide for your daughters. Baltimore Sun.
TRANSCRIBED NOVEMBER 18, 2002 BY CANDY SHILLINGBURG