KEYSER W VA
NOVEMBER 1, 1912
F C Reynolds, of Keyser, was in town today.
Miss Burke, of Cumberland, is the guest at the home of H J Kight.
Mrs Harry Hunter was taken to the local hospital Sat for an operation for gallstones.
Miss Hellen fox, a student of the Keyser Prep School, is spending a few days at her home here.
The infant son of Mr and Mrs Rexroad, of Kent avenue, died Tues.
Mrs Kate West and daughter, of Newburg, were called here Wed by the illness of her brother, Geo N Walter.
Misses Minnie Head and Mary Hann returned Fri from a pleasant visit at Newport News Va, where they were the guests of Rev and Mrs I D Woman.
W C Baker died at the hospital Sat of gangrene, several operations having been made in an effort to save his life. He worked for the lumber co at Laneville, where his great toe was mashed in an accident. Gangrene set in and he came TO the hospital Oct 7. The toe was amputated by the gangrene spread and then part of the foot was taken off and later the leg below the knee. The deceased's home was at Williamsport Pa, where he has a new wife. The remains were shipped to the above place Tues. He was a member of the Odd Fellows. -News of 24th
Miss Mae Winning has gone to Grant
Town, near Fairmont, to live with her parents.
Wm Patton and wife of Weston, are the guests of their relatives this week
Dr P S Keim attended the meeting of the Grant, Hampshire, Hardy and Mineral Co Medical society at Piedmont last week. Dr Keim read an excellent paper of Venereal Prophylaxis.
Rev Miss Ida Judy began a series of meetings, or protracted services here this week. Rev L C Messick, has the meetings in charge. Miss Judy received a royal welcome from his has many warm friends here.
The board of education has added another teacher at Oakmont. Miss Genevieve Kearney had charge of the school and the enrollment is sixty and increasing, so the board employed Miss Ella Mae Johnson, of Missouri, and the two teachers share equally in the work of the school. Supt R W Thrush accompanied Miss Johnson to the school last Mon and she began her duties at once.
Dist Sup D C Arnold has put in one month of active service in Elk District and visited all the schools. There are twenty-five teachers and the schools are progressing.
Rev W W White preached a pointed sermon on the Amendment last sun evening.
Rev John A Shockey has had splendid results at his revival services at Cross.
The Prohibition rally at Oakmont last Sun was a complete success. The Ratification songs were sung by a large number with spirit. D C Arnold, R Marsh Dean and Geo R Branner made brief but spicy talks. Miss May Patton had a good recitation. Mrs Mary Harriis opened the morning with prayer. Mr O D Harris arranged seats for the crowd and all were made comfortable. It was na out door meeting and well attended.
Press (Petersburg) of 24th
Mr Zell of Birmingham, Ala, is here visiting his uncle, W A Harness.
Miss Nelie Gross, of Cumberland, is here visiting relatives.
Mrs E L Judy is spending a few days visiting at Cumberland.
Born, to W M Roby and wife, a daughter.
Mrs Elizabeth Becker an aged lady, died at her home near Maysville, Oct 17.
A N Clower this week commenced work on the cement bridge across the Pond.
Mrs Fred Klencke, who has been here for some time visiting her mother, Mrs A A Parks, returned to her home in Piedmont Sun.
O A Hanlin and wife and M W Hanlin and Miss Loretta Lee of Gormania, were here Sat. They were traveling in an auto and went home by way of Moorefield and Burlington.
Edgar Hedrick, of Upper Tract, was here sun. He came down after a trained nurse, who was going to Upper Tract to nurse, Mrs Joe Waggoner, who is critically ill of typhoid fever.
Dolph Struckman, of Davis, spent a few days here since our last issue. Mr Struckman is thinking of building on his lots in Central Addition and moving to Petersburg.
Mrs W E Hill left the first of the week for Columbus O, to visit her mother, Mrs Weger.
Mrs George F Cunningham and daughter of Flintstone Md, are here visiting Mrs I S Welton.
Mrs John G Harman left Tues morning for Cumberland Md, where she will spent a day or two shopping.
Russel Washington, colored on Tues night caught an opossum on North Mill Creek that had a hog ring in its tail. The ring looked as if it had been run through the opossum's tail with a pair of hog ringers.
HARDY COUNTY NEWS
Moorefield Examiner of 24th
Paul G Allen, of Minot, N D, was held up and robbed by two highwaymen of $17 in the depot at Carrington, ND. five other men were with him at the time.
Mrs E M Hiner left first of the week to join her husband in Cumberland where they will reside. J H Hiner accompanied her and spent a few days there visiting.
Cleland McNeill spent several day sin Cumberland last week.
Col W H Harness, of near Winchester, arrived last week on a visit to relatives in this section.
Mrs Minnie Sloan and Kate Harness of Petersburg, spent last Sat in Moorefield.
Miss Lucy Blue, who has been visiting Miss Mildred Kuhn, returned to her home at Springfield Tues.
J Frank Garrett began work this week on the boiler room for the heating plant at the Presbyterian church.
Mrs W H Cunningham, who visited here last week, returned to Upper Tract Sat. Mr Cunningham came down after her.
Mrs G W McCauley, who has been visiting in Washington and Newport News, returned home last Fri. Mr McCauley met her in Washington.
Miss Sue Welton of Williamsport, is visiting relatives in this county.
Mrs D S Huffman left Tues for a visit to Cumberland and Weston.
B B McMechen of Glendale, arrived here yesterday on a short business trip.
Chas W and Isaac N VanMeter who have been visiting friends and relatives here for some time, returned to heir home at Mansfield, Ill, this week.
Mrs B F Gordon, who has been visiting here for some time, left for Youngstown Ohio.
Mrs Geo F Cunningham and daughter, Francis, of Flintstone, are visiting Mr and Mrs Arthur Cunningham.
Mrs P W Inskeep, who has been with her aunt at Carlisle, Pa, returned to her home here yesterday evening.
Mrs W S Cunningham and son Joseph came over from Wardensville Mon and will visit here for several week as
Mr and Mrs S B Grove and J M Steele, of Stephens City, Va, are spending today here on an auto trip through the country.
Mrs Ben Souder, of Milam, who has been in Keyser, was here last Sat on her way home, Mr Souder met her here.
Word has been received here of the death of Wilson Hoge, well known here, at his home in Honolulu Hawaii. We did not learn the particulars.
Miss Emma Tross and Ed Strawder, both popular young colored people, were married by Rev Matthews, Wed. They went to Fairmont on a trip.
Deputy Sheriff P P Heltzel died at his home near McCauley this week. Mr Heltzel's death was caused by a stroke of paralysis. We hope some one will furnish us with an obituary.
A telegram was received here this week announcing the death of Miss Margaret Moreland, at her home, McDonah, Md. Miss Moreland was a niece of Mrs Chas D Gilkeson.
Miss Cornelia VanMeter, who has been taking treatment in Baltimore for some time has returned home. Her condition is very serious. Miss Mary Williams, who was with her, has also returned.
Mrs Scott Rowe, a young colored woman of this place, died last Fri after a short illness with typhoid fever. They had only been married a short time. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jas Jefferson.
E M Gilkeson, of Parkersburg, spent a few days here last week visiting his brother, J Wm Gilkeson. Mr Gilkeson is very sanguine, of Democratic success in this state, if the voters will come and do their duty.
J W Belt reports quite a curiosity. While sawing lumber, near Durgon, they found imbedded about 6 inches in the tree a crisp new dollar bill How the bill ever came to be in the tree or how long is a mystery. The bark and wood had all grown over it.
Sidney Williams who visited here last week, left Mon for his home at Broadway. Edgar William,s who has been visiting here, left yesterday for Hampshire Co, to visit for several before leaving for his home at Columbus Ohio. Carl Allen accompanied him as far as Romney.
Mr I P Carskadon of Headsville, was
out at his mountain farm last week.
Mr Walter E Duling, of Portsmouth Ohio, visited his father, S R Duling, last Thurs.
Mr Sherman Carnell and son Herbert, of Mountain Breeze Hotel, Clarysville are visiting Mrs Henry L Kitzmiller.
Mr A Lewis? Junkins is at Dartmouir digging coal. It is said that he will now move there in the near future.
Mr H C Homan, of Ridgeville, candidate for County Commissioner, brought some sheep out to his mountain farm Mon and is looking up his political friends, which are many.
Misses Grace, Carrie and Jennie Duling are shopping in Blaine today, Wed.
Mr J P Arnold has treated himself to the nicest and most up to date buggy in Elk District.
A festival was held at Wabash last Sat night. Several boys came up from Black Diamond Mine, among whom was a boy, about 15 years old by the name of McGinnis. In some way he got whiskey, and drank to excess, and when he got so drunk he could not walk, his companions covered him with a coat and a lot of dry leaves, and left him by the road side. James Dixon was going from Wabash to Elk Garden that night along the same road, and when he came to where the boy was lying, he heard a low growl, as he thought, and saw some object moving on the ground. HE called to it and received no answer. He was certain that it was some wild animal going to attack him, and being armed with a shot gun, he shot at the object, but missed. He fired the second time, the shot taking effect in the boy's hand and hip, making a serious wound. Dr J O Lantz was called and did what he could to relieve his suffering. Sun Dr Lantz was called and did what he could to relieve his suffering. Sun Dr Lantz took him to the Hoffman Hospital. Hopes are entertained of his recovery.
PATTERSON'S CREEK NEWS
Mr Oscar Johnson spent Sun in Keyser,
visiting his sister, Miss Ella May Johnson, who recently returned
from Piedmont, Mo.
Mrs John E Ashkettle entertained Tues night in honor of her daughter Gertrude's ninth birthday. A very enjoyable evening was passed. Delightful refreshments were served. Those present were Misses Blanche Kerns, Edna Broome, Pearl and Ruth Long, Esther Pennington, Olie Duckworth, Nannie Naylor, Blanche and Margaret Broome, Juanita Hershberger, Page and Kathryn Smith, Irene Willison, Pauline Clay, Lily Robinson and Grace Douthitt, Masters Howard Long, Willie Kerns, Louie Duckworth, Gordon Hershberger, Lawrence Pennington, Lawrence Robinson and Edgar Douthitt.
A quilting bee was held at the home of Mrs John Logsdon Thurs.
Miss Edna Jackson Smith has returned home after a visit of several days with Miss Janet Little, Cumberland Md.
Messrs Robert Watts, Frank Flynn and Albert Warner who have been employed here by the General Railway Signal, left Sat for their home In New York.
Mrs John H Long spent Sun with Mrs J E Long.
Mrs Murray of Hancock Md, is visiting her daughter, Mrs James Clay.
Mr Jonas Ash, of Pinto Md, was here Mon and rented of C E Robinson and J H Smith the brick house and about 300 acres of the "Siebert Farm" including 70 acres of bottom an most for the cleared land. Mr Ash expects to take possession the first of the year.
Messrs H L Welch, Dick Welch, James Sheets and Milton VanMeter, were at this place Tues strengthening the democratic fences and adding to the landslide for Wilson.
Mr Cleveland Pyles and family have returned home from Cumberland where they have been visiting Mrs Pyles' sister.
the new school books have not all arrived yet, we are hoping to get them before the Legislature decides to make another change.
Mrs Hunter Tipton from up the river has been visiting her mother-in-law, Mrs Sam Tipton of this place.
We are glad to state that Master Jack Long, who has been ill for several days, is able to be out again.
There was considerable excitement
around here last Mon morning when Laurel Root got back from the
missionary meeting that was held over at the Junction. It seems that
Laurel went as a delegate from the local chapter of the Woman's
Foreign Missionary Society, and had in her care and keeping the $2.73
they had raised to give to this cause. At a recent meeting of the
society, she as a delegate, was instructed to see that this money was
sent to Siam. Laurel went over there with the funds in her possession
and failed to carry out instructions. She got in the company of some
of the delegates who wore the motto "ours For Korea"
printed on a ribbon. these advocates of Korea gave Laurel a ribbon
and thereby caused her to go contrary to instructions by turning her
money over to them to be sent to Korea instead of Siam. When the
members here found out about this they were whooping mad. Some of the
older members remember seeing the Siamese Twins when they were n this
country and have had a weakness for Siam every since they wanted
their annual contribution of $2.73 to go to that country. Hereafter,
it is going to that country if they have to take it there themselves
and give it to the heathen.
Unless the game warden, whoever he is, doesn't do something with the skunks that loiter along the roads by night, he is going to get into trouble or have a damage suit on his hands. One night last week two young men from up Patterson's Creek were driving along conversing and talking about various matters too numerous to mention, when hey were attacked by a skunk right on the public highway. They saw it climbing the bank and made several conjectures as to what manner of beast it was. One said it was a chicken, the other said it was a coon. The skunk hearing them in dispute as to his identity breathed upon them and they were no longer in doubt. These animals should be looked after and not be allowed to molest innocent travelers.
Luther Pinskwhiskers Meyers and wife have named their baby Sylvetria Arbutus. It's a girl.
Miss Laurel Root attended the missionary meeting at Junction last Sun. She wore a dress of pink lambrequin over white lingerie trimmed with white applique lace.
Miss Minnie Swift got a postal card form the county seat last week. It had written on it "Guess Who." She guessed Cam, right off.
Hez Root has picked and packed two bushels of nice persimmons and a bushel and half of haws. He expects to have dumplings and pies this winter.
Cy Cloverblossom went down to Burlington yesterday with a load of buckwheat. Sol Hott will start his mill there Nov 1, after which Cy will have buckwheat cakes.
Ginger Root, while trying to head off their old sow, stumbled and fell into a barb wire fence, cutting himself right sharp. Hereafter, Ginger, stick a corn cob or cork on each barb before running into it and it won't hurt so deep.
There will be an old time singing bee at he church next Sun. Uncle Hiram Root, who is about the same, will pitch the tunes.
Westernport Md, Oct 28
Mrs Sarah Dawson, of Shanks, Hampshire Co, W Va, is visiting her relatives and friends here.
Richard S Kight, of Pittsburg Pa, was the guest of his brother, Charles Kight, of Vine street for a few days.
Thomas Collins and Charles Johnson of this place, left on B&O train No 2 on Sun morning for their homes in the Valley of Va.
Walter Dawson, of Piedmont, is very ill with typhoid fever. The physician has little hope for his recovery.
Adam Amtower, of Keyser, was the guest of S B Dawson and family on Sun.
Paul Kooken, who has been very ill with typhoid fever, is slowly improving.
James A Dawson was visiting Keyser friends on sun afternoon.
David Stedman, of near Fountain, W Va, was a visitor in town on Sat.
A DOUBLE WEDDING
Bellington, R F D 3, Sept 13
The most surprising event that this community has witnessed for some time was a double wedding which occurred at the residence of Mr and Mrs W W Boseley on Sept 12 at 11:00 am, when the happy couples marched out on the side veranda, where they were to be united in marriage by Rev Wehs.
Ella Mae Poe, daughter of Mr and Mrs W M Poe and Tracy H Holsberry, son of Rev and Mrs James K Holsberry, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, after which they proceeded to unite in marriage Ora Mae Boseley, daughter of Mr and Mrs W W Boseley and Opha, son of Mr and Mrs Granville Poling.
Miss Dessie D Gall and Mr Thurman Poe were the attendants.
The brides and bridesmaids were attired in blue messaline, while the grooms and best men wore the conventional black.
After receiving the hearty congratulations of their many relatives and friends, they immediately marched to the dining room, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion, and here a delicious dinner waited them.
After spending an enjoyable hour with their friends and relatives who awaited their departure to introduce showers of rice and old shoes. When they arrived at the homes of the grooms a host of their friends and relatives were awaiting to bestow upon them their heartiest congratulations. Then they marched to the dining room which was exquisitely decorated, and where an elegant supper was served.
Our good wishes go with them, and may love, peace and happiness dwell with them through life.
Miss Isabelle Findlay, of Mt Savage, daughter of Mrs James Findlay, became the bride of Mr Christian W Seidt, of Altoona, Pa, Tues morning at 7:30 at St George's church, Mt Savage, Rev Mr Shaw officiating.
Hagerstown - Miss Frances E Hill, of Woodstock Va, and Charles W Reedy, of Hagerstown, were married in Charlestown W Va, by Rev H M Moffett.
RICE - PORTER
Frostburg, Oct 28
Miss Bernadette Porter, youngest daughter of the late John L and Alezenia Porter, was married last Sat afternoon at 4 o'clock to Prof Olin Robson rice. The ceremony took place at the residence of Mr and Mrs Harry A V Parker, of Portsmouth Va, and was performed by Rev Charles Donahue, pastor of Saint Paul's Catholic church. Owing to the recent death of the bride's mother, the wedding was private. Mrs Parker and the bride are sisters. Miss Katherine Porter, this city, is also a sister. The bride is a member of one of Frostburg's oldest and most highly respected families.
MISS PRICE TO WED
Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Miss Minita Price, daughter of Martin A Price, of Elkins W Va, formerly of Hancock Md, and Berkeley Springs W Va, to Mr Lacy C irons, Nov 30, at Elkins, W Va. A linen shower was given in honor of Miss Price.
Clarence E Barnard, of Columbia, S C, formerly of Lonaconing, and Miss Ethel Durst, daughter of former County Commissioner Lloyd Durst, were married here Tues evening by Rev W L Lynn.
Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Leda Atkeson and Prof Sheets, of Morgantown. The announcement party was given by Mrs C H Smith, who had as her guests members of the Alpha Xi-Delta fraternity. the bride-elect is a daughter of Prof T C Atkeson, dean of the WVU, and Prof Sheets is an instructor in the College of (rest not copied).
Harmon John Frenzel, aged 19 years, died at Barton Fri night. He was injured by a fall of rock in one of the mines at Franklin not long ago. The rock struck him on the back and inflicted such injuries as to make recovery hopeless. Being a young man of good physique, he fought a long fight with death. He was the son for Henry Frenzel, who survives him, as also do his mother and several brothers and sisters. The funeral took place Mon at 1:30 pm from the Barton Presbyterian church. Rev Stanley H Jewell, pastor, and interment was made in Moscow cemetery.
ALVIN BRYAN FLETCHER
Alvin Bryan Fletcher, aged 16 years, eldest son of Alvin M Fletcher, of Mapleside, died Mon at 12:30 pm, after an illness of several weeks from typhoid fever. Rev F W Sanderson conducted the services at the home, after which his body was taken to Romney, W Va, yesterday afternoon for interment in the family plot. -Cumberland Md.
FAIRMONT W VA
Mrs Amanda McFarland, aged 75 years, who came here from Alva, Okla, to visit relatives, died Sat at the home of her brother, Capt Thomas Reed. She was a missionary worker of the Presbyterian denomination, and spent several years in Alaska. Mrs McFarland was the first white woman to cross the borders of Alaska and was the first missionary in that country.
A little child of Mr and Mrs Jones of Dartmoor, near Belington, W Va, died one day last week. It seems that the mother corrected the child and in its frenzy the child held its breath so long that it died a few minutes after.
MARTINSBURG W VA
Caught in the machinery of the conveyor at the Security quarry, near Martinsburg, on Sat, McComas Johnson, aged 28 years, was so badly injured that he died while he was being brought to a local hospital.
HORTON - WHITMER, W VA, OCT 27
Preston Hill was fatally hurt here Fri evening. HE jumped from a truck loaded with lumber and his foot fastened in the dock, the car running over him. He died that night at 11:30 o'clock. He was 22 years old, unmarried, and leaves a mother and two sisters. Mrs Arthur Lambert of Dry Fork, and Miss Margie Hill and two small brothers.
Alexander H McCue, of Fisherville, a farmer, died Tues, aged 60 years. He leaves a widow who was Miss Nannie Hanger, and one brother, Hal McCue, of Pittsburg Pa.
Alexander N Conrad, 70 years old, a veteran B&O engineer and former Confederate soldier, died Mon night at his home here. He was the first fireman on the B&O railroad between Lexington and Winchester later becoming an engineer, serving for 35 years and retiring about seven years ago. He leaves four sons and three daughters.
MORGANTOWN W VA
William S Frum, dropped dead on the street here, having come from Aaron's Creek, three miles from this city, to serve on the petit jury. Mr Frum was a cripple, having lost his leg while hunting several years ago. He was 57 years of age and is survived by two brothers.
C J ORRICK DEAD
C James Orrick, president of the J C
Orrick & sons Co, wholesale grocers, this city, died yesterday
morning at 9 o;clock at Long Beach California, where he had been for
2 years, aged 62 years. Mr Orrick had been residing at Riverside
California with members of his family for five years.
Charles James Orrick was born in Honeywood, Berkeley Co, Va, now W Va, Nov 8, 1850. -Cumb News of 31st.
Mrs Emma McConnell Bell, about 64 years old, wife of Dr Wm A Bell, and daughter of the late Godfreys Miller, died Wed after several years of illness. She leaves her husband and 2 sisters, Misses Margaretta & Nannie Miller.
M P HOOVER KILLED
Last Fri morning about two o'clock, M P Hoover, a brakeman on the third division, fell from his train at Rowlesburg and was killed. He lived in south Keyser and had a wife and two small children. The deceased was a young man and those who knew speak very highly of him. His remains were brought home and the funeral took place Sun afternoon. Services were held at the M E church, South, conducted by the pastor. Interment in Queen's Point cemetery.
MAJOR DANIEL E WOTRING
Winchester, Oct 23
Major Daniel E Wotring, died Mon at Hayfield, his home, aged 82 years. He leaves six children. Major Wotring was a native of Preston county, W Va, but came here when a young man. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate Army in the Fifty-fist Va Regiment, and was twice captured and confined in prison at Camp Chase and fort Delaware. He also had four brothers in the Confederate Army.
FIRE IN COUNTRY HOME
Early Mon morning a phone message
from the country advised that the old home of the late Henry
Markwood, occupied by the daughters, Misses Florence and Nan
Markwood, three miles from Burlington, was on fire. Aid was
dispatched by the T M Railroad from Burlington, and MR J H Markwood
and others rushed in an auto from this place.
The flames were in the meantime subdued by neighbors, and the loss is not very heavy.
Wed evening Mrs S N Moore entertained about eighteen of her lady fiends at her home in her usual charming manner at a Hallow'een party. the house was beautifully decorated appropriate to the season. The guests wore costumes in keeping with the occasion, and the bounteous feast served by the hostess was a striking feature of the charming entertainment of the hostess.
Last evening was a happy occasion at "StoneCliffe" it being a gathering of the family and near relatives of Mrs Susan Leps, who joined in the celebration of her seventy-first birthday. A royal good time was had by all, who enjoined the social intercourse and the good things to eat.
Maxine, the little daughter of Mr and Mrs F G Davis, entertained a few of her young friends at a party last Sat in honor of her fifth birthday. Refreshments were served.
DR GERHARDT 95 YEARS OLD
Mon was the 95th birthday of Rev
William Gerhardt, a retired Lutheran minister and the oldest resident
of Martinsburg W Va. The day found him hale and hearty and giving
apparent evidence that he may yet round out a full century of life.
Dr Gerhard spent the day quietly at his home on North Spring St, in
the evening the Pythian Sisters tendered him a reception at the home
of his daughter, Mrs William Burkheart. Dr Gerhardt is the oldest
Knight of Pythias in W Va.
As a happy prelude to his birthday, Dr Gerhardt officiated at a christening Sun afternoon, the subject being the baby of Mr and Mrs Robert Stewart, South Queen Street, Martinsburg, whom he married.
Mr and Mrs Isaac Mills spent Sun in Elkins.
Dr Keim, of Elk Garden, was in town Sun.
Mrs W H Virts spent Sat on business in Cumberland.
Fred Ravenscroft spent Sun with friends in Oakland.
Mrs C H Vossler has returned home from a visit to Maysville.
T M McCorkle, the popular tobacco drummer, was in town Tues.
Mrs Koch and son spent Sat and Sun with relatives in Cumberland.
Frank and Wade Lease of Foote, were in town last Sat on business.
Mrs Sophia Michaels spent a few days with friends in Blaine the past week.
Mrs J M Klem and daughter left Sat on a visit to relatives in Morgantown.
Mr and Mrs H S Puliam spent Fri afternoon with relatives in Piedmont.
Mrs Oscar Fazenbaker and Mrs J J Johnston spent Fri evening in Cumberland.
Mrs J B Criser left last Fri morning on a visit to the home of her son in Washington.
M M Bean of Moorefield, spent last Sat and sun here with friends and relatives.
Mrs J M H Brown and daughter, Miss Ola, are spending a few days with relatives in Grafton.
Miss Bonnie Fox has returned home from a visit to relatives and friends in Washington and Hagerstown.
Mr and Mrs P M Spangler, of Piedmont, spent last sun here as guests of Mr and MRS J T Sincell.
Mrs S J Daughtery has been ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs John Crawford, for the past few days.
Mrs W W Woodard and children and Mrs James Davis and children spent last Sat with friends in Piedmont.
S M McNeill of Old Fields, spent a couple of days here latter part of last week with his cousin, Mrs E M Pancake.
Misses Helen M Sloan and Mary Vandiver of Burlington W Va, were guests at the Queen City Hotel yesterday. -Cumb News of 29th.
Mrs Alice Fuller and son returned to heir home in Frostburg last week from a visit to the home of her sister, Mrs Clarence Bierkemn.
George Ludwig and family left Sat morning for a visit to their old home in Grant co. They were accompanied as far as Purgittsville by Mrs R N Fout.
Rev Mr Shearer, of Denora Pa, preached last Sun, both morning and evening, in the Lutheran church, and the congregation was very much pleased with him.
Mr William Abernathy, of McCoole, returned home last Fri from Pittsburg where he attended the funeral of his brother, Mr Ephriam Abernathy, who died Oct 21.
Dr E T Wilson of Romney, was here Tues. He was over looking after his apple crop on his farm up New Creek. He has a large crop of apples, but not as large as last year he says.
Mrs George MacFarlane, and little son, returned to their home at Barnum, Mon morning after spending a few days here with the former's parents, Dr and Mrs Richard Gerstell.
Mr and Mrs G B Robinson, who have been a way on their honeymoon, visited the former's aunt, Mrs Mary Jenkins. They will be at home to their many friends at 167 Piedmont street, Keyser W Va. -Cumb News of 28th.
Mr and Mrs Charles Hardesty of Keyser are guests of friends here this week.
Miss Ida Kimmel of Keyser is spending a few days here this week with friends.
Miss Ada McKee of Keyser was the guest of Miss Julia Pingley several days last week and this.
Mr and Mrs Emmett Hollen of Keyser were guests over Sun of Mr and Mrs Charles Hollen. -Terra Alta Republican of 24th.
Mrs W R Davis visited Cumberland Wed.
Mrs Rachael Stevenson paid Cumberland a visit Tues.
Mr Chas M Miller paid Oakland a visit last Sat.
Ernest Hilleary of Gorman, was in town Wed on business.
J S McKenzie was a business visitor to Cumberland Wed.
Greenwade is again handling those fine, fresh oysters, such as you can only get at this place.
Mrs Harry Deffinbaugh and daughter, of Newburg, are guests at the home of John Deffinbaugh.
Mrs Lee Ash, of Cumberland, is spending a few days with her parents, Mr and MRS Osborne.
Mr and Mrs H S Pulliam paid a visit his old home in Preston County, first of the week.
Mrs Douris Virts and little daughter are visiting relatives and friends in Moorefield this week.
Quite a number of our young folks attended the annual Y M I ball at Midland Mon night.
Albert Steiding of McCoole, has just returned home from a four weeks' visit to relatives in Colorado.
Mr and Mrs James Goldsworthy spent Tues night with the latter's parents at Frostburg.
Mr and Mrs Ira Matlick returned last Sun from a short visit to Harrisonburg Pa, and Baltimore.
Mrs Price McKenzie was calling to Mt Savage yesterday morning by the death of her niece, Miss Helen Poland.
T D Neff, of Cleveland O, and E L Neff of Rowlesburg, are visiting their sister, Mrs F L Byrd, this week.
Mrs C W Uhl, and son, Arnold, of Mt Savage, spent Wed here the guest of T P McKenzie on A Street.
Mrs W H Neff of Pinto, and Mrs Ernest Neff and two daughters, of Rowlesburg, spent the first of the week with relatives here.
Mr and MRS George Sincell returned yesterday from a short trip to Pittsburgh. during Mr Sincell's absence Will Kennedy assisted in the store.
Miss Helene May Leps celebrated her seventh birthday last Mon afternoon by entertaining a few of her little friends from four to six o'clock.
J C Boor, and wife who have been in the Valley of VA for some weeks recuperating from typhoid fever, have returned home fully restored.
Willie Woolf, accompanied by Henry and Bud Merryman and others, left this morning in his auto for Charlottsville, Va, and will bring home with them Andrew Woolf to vote.
Mrs Geo Bleistein returned yesterday on 55, from a two weeks visit with her uncle, Rev T J Lambert, at Winchester. She also visited her mother and brother at Bridgewater Va.
Wm Athey, Confederate veteran, fell, and injured himself. Several ribs were broken and he is in a critical condition. As he is an old man it is feared the fall will be fatal.
C A Robinson, a B&O shopman, is ill with typhoid fever at his home at McCoole. The disease seems to have been running through his family as his wife and two daughters have also had it.
Wed Mrs Jas Thornton Carskadon, her mother, Mrs Brengle, and daughters, Misses Nancy and Francis Brengle, went to Cumberland, where at the home of Mr and Mrs goodfellow, they, together with a number of friends, celebrated the eighty-sixth birthday of Mrs Brengle. Mrs Carskadon returned home, but the others are spending a few days there.
While descending a hill on the elk Garden road about two miles west of this city yesterday afternoon, the brake of the automobile in which W W Welker and two children, also E C Kaufman, were riding, gave way and the car caromed up an embankment, turned over and threw the occupants out. All were badly shaken up but none seriously injured. With the exception of bruises and scratches, they were unhurt. The car was completely demolished.
A P Brown and Bro have treated the front of their store to a coat of paint.
Mrs Brown, of Keyser and Miss Emma Jacobs, of Grafton, are guests of Mr and Mrs T B Henderson. -Fairmont Times of 30th.
John Kirby has moved form Blaine to Keyser.
Born Oct 26th to Mr and MRS George Davis, a son.
Capt Jas A Parrill, was a business visitor to Cumberland Mon.
Misses Anna and Sara Johnston paid Cumberland a visit Tues.
Geo Hensel of Alttona Pa, was a guest at C W Chelly's last Sun.
J H Mohler returned first of the week from a short visit to Grant county.
Elizabeth, daughter, of Mr and MRS C C Clevenger, has typhoid fever.
Miss Mabel Grenoble returned last Sun form a visit to Frederick Va.
Oscar Johnson, of Patterson's Creek, spent last Sun here with relatives.
Attorney A M Cunningham, of Elkins, was in town last Fri on business.
Mayor Babb and family spent latter part of last week at Cherry Lane with home folks.
Misses Ida and Bessie Kimmell were among the visitors to Cumberland last Sat.
Miss Mabel Babb, of martin, spent a few days here with relatives the past week.
Mrs C F Bashore and little daughter were visitors to Cumberland Wed.
Bernard Crooks went to Baltimore and accompanied the folks home in their automobile.
George Greenholt, who had a severe attack of heart trouble last Sat, is better.
Miss Catherine Burns, of Cumberland, paid relatives here a visit first of the week.
Clyde Hott and Paul Davis took in the football game at Morgantown last Sat.
Mrs Marshall Sayre and daughter Miss Francis were visitors to Cumberland last Sat.
Mrs Oscar Fazenbaker and Mrs Johnson paid Cumberland relatives a visit last Sat.
Mrs E Stallings and son Thornton, returned last week from their visit to Terra Alta.
Miss Mary Smith, of Weston, who had been visiting Mrs Marshall Sayre, has returned home.
Mrs Dr W J Koelz and little daughter and Miss Marguerite Koelz spent Mon in Cumberland.
Edward Guskey and family, of Independence, have been guests at C C Clevenger's the past week.
Miss Eva Filler, of Franklin, has been visiting her mother and other relatives here the past week.
Mrs Harry Whip and little daughter are vising her home folks at Berkeley Springs this week.
Chas W Akers returned home last Sat forma visit to his sister, Mrs C R Owens, at Shepherdstown.
Mrs J Fred Bane and daughter, of Parsons, who were visiting relatives in this section, returned home Mon.
Misses Godfrey and Stella Callahan, of Clarksburg, have been pleasant guests of Mrs Minnie Potter this week.
Mrs J H Brown and daughter, Miss Ola, have been spending the past week with relatives at Grafton.
Z V Daniels, a thrifty farmer from near Knobley postoffice, was in town Wed on business and made us a call.
Jas E Leps, the real estate agent, made a business trip to Baltimore, New York and other eastern points this week.
E C Sine, of Rock Ennon, Va, and G W Sine, of Dayton Ohio, paid Mr and MRS W J Chapman a visit this week.
Rev and Mrs Miller, of Baltimore, former residents of Keyser, have been visiting at the home of their son Hubert the past week.
Mrs D H Huffman was at Cumberland last Fri to see her sister-in-law, Mrs W L Wilson, of Moorefield, who underwent an operation at a hospital there for appendicitis.
Roy McGinnis, of Harrison, who was accidentally shot a few days ago, and brought to the Hoffman Hospital, is reported to be getting along as well as could be expected.
John S Ward, formerly of Laurel Dale, and Lonaconing, B&O Lumber inspector, has bought a double house on C Street. He has contracted to have it put in through repair before moving in.
Miss Ida Vossler and little nephew, Edward Vossler, of Wheeling, spent last Sat and Sun here at the home of Hon Chas H Vossler, on their way to Maysville on a visit.
Miss Helen Vossler spent Wed in Cumberland.
Born Oct 26th, 1912, to Mr and Mrs Scott Gray, a son.
Mrs Elizabeth Davis went to Hagerstown Wed on a visit.
Mrs John W Arnold, is on the sick list at her home on Water Street.
Mr George Chidister has returned form a visit to relatives at Terra Alta.
Mrs Herbert White and children, of Terra Alta, are visiting relatives here this week.
Attorney A J Welton, of Petersburg, was shaking hands with friends here Wed.
Miss Margaret Liller returned home last night form an extended trip to the western states.
G H Sisler, division master mechanic, of Cumberland, was here Mon on B&O business.
Mrs Earl H Smith and son Herndon, of Fairmont, arrived Tues on a short visit to relatives.
Robert VanMeter, of Moorefield, spent form Tues evening to Thurs here with friends.
Harry Hodges, who spent a few days with home folks and friends, returned to Marathon.
W T Martin of Chicago Junction, Ohio, is visiting here and will go his old home at Martin before returning.
Harry Dawson, the Dawson merchant, who has typhoid fever, is reported to be on the way to recovery.
Mrs Grove Moomau and children of Cumberland, were visiting his mother, Mrs J D Moomau, Tues.
Mrs John Burke went to Meyersdale, Pa, Wed, having been called there by the death of a relatives.
Mrs Charles Twigg of Elkins, came down Tues to keep house for her mother while she is away on a visit.
R G Moody, a third division brakeman, was struck by No 3 at Deer Park last Mon and killed. We have no particulars.
Mrs Scott Folk, who has been in the Hoffman Hospital ill with typhoid fever, has so far recovered as to be removed home Tues.
Dr and Mrs Arza Furbee returned Tues night from a visit to Marietta Ohio, and the Doctor's boyhood home in Tyler Co.
Last Tues, F L Hartman, a yard brakeman, fell off of an engine at the round house and was painfully injured, but is all right again.
Prof J W Stayman went to Baltimore last Sat and took his mother to Cleveland Ohio. She appears to be improving very nicely.
Dr Joseph Hambleton, of Oakland Cal, arrived here last Sun on a visit to his father-in-law, Mr Geo Kildow and other relatives.
Mrs King, who spent some time here with her daughter, Mrs T P Leps, left for home at Pocomoke Md last Wed.
Mrs J D Moomau and son, Roland, left Wed morning for Lexington, to visit her sister-in-law Mrs Milton Swink, for a couple of weeks.
Mrs Weimer of Pittsburg, and son Wilbur, arrived Tues for a couple week's visit to the home of the former's brother, Mr J D Gelwicks.
The many friends of Frank Giffin will be glad to know that he recovered form his recent attack of typhoid fever and is now able to be about again.
Ben W Hickle was here Wed morning on his way to his old home near Headsville, to sped a short vacation and take a hunt. He has been working at the carpenter trade at Cumberland.
Two autos, Mrs Woolf's and Taylor Morrison's Sun made a hurry trip across the country and returned to Winchester, Stephen's City and other valley points. In the party were Mrs W E Woolf, Mrs Murray, Prof Van Dyke, Miss Ruth Gerstell, Albert Davis, Mr and Mrs Taylor Morrison and son, Mr and Mrs Joseph E Patchett and Allen Patchett.
Miss Sarah Byers, of Grafton, is
visiting Miss Olie Leary. -Berkley Springs Post of 24th.
Harrisonburg Va - Stansbury Rohr, 69 years old, and ex-Confederate soldier and retired merchant died Sun.
Mr W A Liller has contracted to build at once a general store, freight house and railroad station for the T M & P Railroad at Barksville.
Mr Jas A Zell, of Burlington was in town last Sat. Mr Zell said that his oldest brother, George A Zell, died Oct 22, 1912, in Baltimore.
Harpers Ferry, W Va- Felix A Moore, 59 years old, died at his home in Md, one mile from this place, on Sat leaving a widow and two sons.
Hagerstown - Miss Maude A Clark, of Martinsburg, and Roy C Raffey, of Woodstock Va, were married here at St Paul's United Brethren parsonage by Rev Dr A B Statton.
Gen John E Roler, of Harrisonburg Va, returning from a trip to Texas, was taken suddenly ill in St Louis and was operated upon in a hospital there.
Grafton W Va - Albert E Gilmore and Miss Gertrude F Guth, both of Grafton, were married at St Augustine's Catholic Church by Rev J H McElligott.
Hagerstown - Hog cholera is still prevalent in Washington Co. AT Roxbury one farmer lost 41 hogs form the disease. In the past few weeks more than 100 have died in this vicinity.
E M Sutherland on Thurs morning let a coupler fall on his toe while at work at the B&O Shops. The toe is still very sore and painful as it was badly crushed. He is able to be out with aid of crutches.
Fairmont W VA - Miss Ida May Montgomery and John Sherman, the later of Philadelphia, were married here Tues evening at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs Margaret Montgomery, by Rev J C Broomfield, of the Methodist Protestant Temple.
What shall we do for the chestnuts? There is a fear that by and by we will have no more to roast. Everywhere the trees are dying and our wise men do not know what to do about it. The very thought of a Thanksgiving without chestnuts, and from our own woods, would rob the festival of a big part of its joys. -Oakland Democrat
The B&O is adding a series of larger and more powerful engines, so that with a single crew they may haul longer trains and thus handle shipments more expeditiously. the latest type of engine is what is known as a self-stoker. The fireman is not required to shovel coal, as in the old pattern, but instead the furnace is self-feeder, and all the fireman is required to do is to regulate drafts, and break the coal into convenient size.
ZELL ESTATE ABOUT $1,000,000
An estate estimated to be valued at
from $750,000 to $1,000,000 is given to his relatives by the late
George A Zell in his will, probated in the Orphan's Court yesterday.
The only specific bequests in the will are to Mr Zell's brother, Henry T Zell, and nephew, Oliver Carroll Zell. His brother is given his bronzes, pictures and inlaid table in his (the brother's home) 805 St Paul Street, or wherever they may be.
To his nephew, he gives $50,000 absolutely and all his jewelry, including his watch and chain; all his pictures in his room at the Stafford Hotel not disposed of by him at the time of his death and his bronzes in the nephew's home, 1022 North Calvert St.
George Leeds Zell, Fannie Rosalie Zell, Mrs Marie L Stanley and Edwin S Zell, children of Mr Zell's brother, the late Oliver C Zell, are each to receive for life the income from $25,000 the sum of $100,000 necessary for this purpose being left in trust to the Safe Deposit and Trust Co.
Each of the two nieces is to receive the net income for life and upon her death it is to be paid to her children and descendants. In each case, when all her children are dead, the income is to be paid to the niece's descendants. If she leaves no descendants the principal is to become part of the residue.
The rescue is left in trust to the Safe Deposit and Trust co. The income from one-fourth is to be paid, to Mr Zell's brother of life, then to his wife for life and then to their children, until the death of the survivor, when the principal is to be divided among the brother's descendants.
One fourth of the residue is to be paid over to Mr Zell's brother, James A Zell, absolutely. One fourth is to be hoed in trust for the six children of Mr Zell's sister, the late Mrs Maria Virginia Crane, until the death of the survivor, when he principal is to be distributed among the descendants.
The remaining fourth is to be held in trust of Mr Zell';s sister-in-law, Mrs Mary Zell, wife of Robert R Zell, for life, and then for her husband, with remainder to their children.
Mr Zell's brother, Robert R Zell, is released from all indebtedness to him. It is also provided in the will that all taxes on the legacies shall be paid out of the residue.
Mr Zell states in the will that he made no bequest to either his niece, Mrs Florence H Simpson or his nephew, Arthur Stanley Zell, because they are amply provided for.
Any legatee contesting this will is to forfeit all share in the estate. The will was made May 17 - last. Mr Zell died Oct 22. he was a retired capitalist.
the Chautanqua? Hotel, one of Mountain Lake Park's oldest and best known hotels, was purchased during the past week by Fannie E Miller, of 1327 Rhode Island Ave, Washington DC, from Robert H Featherstone of the same city.
Cumberland Md, Oct 25
Although John Nesbitt of Jeanette Pa, was cleared of the charge of stealing $500 from John Cassidy after $480 had been found in the lining of his coat following his arrest, he informed the court the money was not his. When asked if he claimed the money, which was on the State's attorney's table. Nesbitt told Judge Keedy, it did not belong to him, and it was turned over to Cassdy, who claimed it.
Had Nesbit claimed the money after he had been acquitted it probably would have been given top him. Nesbit said he did not know how the money came to be secreted in his coat lining.
MR STAGGS IMPROVING
Mr Wm C Staggs, who was so severely injured Sat by being thrown from a load of hay, was released from the hospital Mon and taken to his home on Knobley Mt. While his injuries are not dangerous,as it first feared, they are severe, and he will be confined to his home for some time.
The Burlington Foreign Missionary society of the M F Church, south, at its recent meeting desired to suitably express sympathy and comfort to Sister Anna Eagle, who is one of our most faithful members upon the recent sad and sudden death of her husband, D W Eagle......... Mrs J W Vandiver, Mrs F L Baker, Mrs C W Smith, Committee.
A PLEASANT RECEPTION
Thurs afternoon from three to five, Mrs W H Markwood gave a beautifully appointed reception at her home on Mineral Street, which was attended by nearly one hundred friends. The decorations were in keeping with the season, suggesting the spirit of Hallow'een throughout the parlor being immuned in autumn leaves and Jack'olnaterns, and the dining room in chrysanthemums. Mrs Markwood was assisted in receiving by her sister, Mrs Earl H Smith, of Fairmont, and her cousin, Miss Mabel Babb, of Martin. Mrs F H Babb and Miss Myrtle Vossler, conducted the guests to the dining room where they were served by Mrs W C Kinsey, assisted by Misses Mary Vossler, Catherine Coffroth and Frances Kinsey, and Mrs J H Markwood presided at the coffee urn. A substantial lunch was served. Misses Martha Kinsey and Master Herndon Smith received at the door.
Last night Misses Georgia Shelly and Joretha Liller gave a Halloween ball en masque at Bachelor's Hall, which was attended by a large number of young people in costumes appropriate to the occasion, the hall was decorated in autumn leaves and suggestions of the season. Music was furnished by Isle's orchestra. It was one of the most pleasant affairs the young people have had the pleasure of attending.
MILL CHANGES HANDS
The Burlington Milling Co, have sold their mill at Burlington to Samuel J Hott, of Texas, who was here the past summer on a visit. Sol R Hott, an experienced miller will have charge of the mill, which will e known hereafter as the Burlington Mills. Mr Hott is giving the mill a thorough overhauling and putting it in first class condition. He will be ready to grind buckwheat, feed and corn about the first of Nov, but will not be ready to grind wheat before Dec first.
SHOT IN THE EYE
While playing the eight year old son of B Armentrout, superintendent at the Glebe, was shot in the eye with an arrow by another boy, and inured to such an extent that he was taken to a hospital at Cumberland and put under the treatment of an eye specialist.
Mr and Mrs H S Thompson gave a birthday party last Sat to their little son henry Sampson, it being his third birthday. About forty little folks were present.
Of 13 Head of Valuable Horses and Colts.......W M O Johnson
TRANSCRIBED DECEMBER 29, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD
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