WEST VIRGINIA TRIBUNE
KEYSER W VA SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1876
VOL 6, NO 51

O H VANDIVER, EDITOR & PROPRIETOR

MARRIAGES

SIMMONS - COSNER

  On the 14th inst., by Rev Wm Junkins, near Mt Storm, Grant County, VALENTINE SIMMONS to MISS MARY J COSNER. The former of Mineral, and the latter of Grant County.

NORTH - JENKINS

  At the residence of Mr Jno O Bradfield, Delta, La, on the 19th inst., by Rev Dr Sansom, MR (O/C?) NORTH, of Hinds County, and MISS JOHNNIE JENKINS, of Delta.

LONG - BROOKS

  On Thurs evening, 11th inst., by Rev H Hoffman, at his residence in Keyser, MR JAMES T LONG, of Allegany Co, Md, to MRS MARY BROOKS, of Mineral County, W Va.


DEATHS

BAKER

  In Keyser, on 19th inst, HANNAH ELDORA, infant daughter of Henry W and Jennie E Baker, aged two years, six months and eleven days.
  On the breeze of a May morning while the dows of heaven were on the grass and nature bloomed with freshness and beauty, the angel messenger summoned this little sufferer upward, and unpinioning its wings, the weary child and pilgrim to the celestial city, obeyed His call, and took her flight from earth to paradise. Another sad, sad Providential dispensation has visited the nursery of fond parents, and taken the only surviving darling. May they be able to say through their tears, "The Lord hath given, the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
  Funeral sermon will be preached this Sat morning at the residence by Rev W M Woodworth, and the body taken to Mr Pierce's private burying ground on Patersons Creek for buryal (?sic).

GRIM

  At Claysville, Mineral Co, W Va, may 14th, CHILOLA, infant son of Charles & Mollie Grim, aged 4 months and 25 days.
  One more little flower taken from earth and transplanted in the garden of never failing peace, and happiness and glory. yes, one more precious little on safely housed in Heaven, escaped the cares, disappointments, temptations and sins of the world; gone to make one among the shining angels in the immediate presence of Jehovah. Grieve not, father, mother, friends, though the dear little one cannot come back to you, you can go to it.
  T C D

A GOOD CITIZEN DEPARTED

  Last week our old friend, Jas Rogers, an estimable citizen of Cabin Run, paid his last visit to Keyser. We observed his feeble step and pallid face; but little thought so soon the sad duty of chronicicing (?sic) his death would be ours, and that it would be the last earthly greeting. Mr Rogers died on Sat after a brief illness, in the 54th year of his age. His community possessed few more worthy and substantial men.

 
KILLED BY LIGHTNING

HAGERSTOWN, May 15
  John Ingram, a day laborer here, was stuck by lightning at 6:30 PM today, instantly killed. He leaves a wife and three children.


 

IMPORTANT ARGUMENT

  Before Judge Armstrong on Sat, A Beall McKeg of Cumberland and C Boggus, of Clarksburg, for appellants, and Welch & Reynolds for appellee argues the attachment case appealed from the County Court, which sustained the attachment in action, garnishing wages in hand of B&O RR, due to an employee and payable in Md, sued out in a suit between citizens of Md. The case was ably discussed, and a decision will be looked for with interest as many other case depend on settlement of the principal involved.


  A J Roby has secured the services of a first class barber, and opened a shop on Armstrong Street,near Davis, where he invites old customer to visit him.

  Cheap: A R Dixon is out in a circular offering prints as low as 5 cts and other things down in proportion.


DIRECT NEWS

  Joe Foley returned form Philadelphia this week. Joe says the Centennial is grand beyond conception, that a man can see more there in two hours than in a life time away. He also declares that good boarding is much cheaper than most people suppose. Excellent hotel accommodations can be obtained at $2.50 per day. Restaurant meals and boarding house fare much less. We mean to test Joe's account of things.


PERSONAL

  J Douglas, a very intelligent gentleman, engaged in the foundry business at Waynsboro Pa, paid our town a brief visit on Thurs. Mr Douglas examined some specimens of iron ore found in this vicinity which he pronounced rich and of excellent quality. He wonders there are o manufactures in a place where mineral and timber abounds, with transportation around such facilities for carrying on a trade. With a few such enterprising men as Mr Douglas, it would not be so long.


EXPLANATION

  Our publication of Allison's letter last week, in connection with his attempt at suicide, meant o personal reflection on Mr A J Ruckman, who is a citizen of Frankfort district. The charge of Allison, a convicted felon, that Ruckman had sworn falsely, we supposed would have "little weight with the public". The prisoner confessed stealing the gun before and since conviction, which should set at rest any doubt as to the truth of Ruckman's statement. We merely gave the letter as part of the tragedy, and do not think Mr Ruckman's good name should suffer for anything it contained.
  Allison, who took nitrate of silver and opened a vein in his arm intending to commit suicide through slowly recovering, suffers from a partial paralysis of one side. Physicians with whom we have conversed differ as to the cause of this remarkable affection. Most all agree it is novel in character and presents an interesting question for the profession to solve.


NARROW ESCAPE

  John King, of Brushy Run, Grant co, came to Keyser of Fri evening of last week, slightly under the influence of an exhilarating diluted narcotic. On Sat Morning, King had not entirely recovered from the effects or taken on some more. In attempting to ride over the railroad at Pery's crossing, his horse either got mulish and unmanageable, or the rider pulled the wrong rein; at all events, the animal seemed determined to crowd into a passing train of hoppers, loaded with coal, going east. It continued nearing the cars and moving with them in the same direction hedged in on one side by a steep bank until stopped by the bridge across New Creek, there a collision occurred, and both horse and rider were precipitated down off the abutment 10 or 15 feet. Remarkable to relate with but slight injury to either. Considerable horse hair remained on a stump, standing in the way.


DASTARDLY OUTRAGE

  On Mon, some evil designing wretch, in broad day light deliberately unlocked the switch below Bullneck on B&O RR, about half mile from town, and turned it out evidently fro the purpose of throwing No 5 passenger train off the track. Frank Wilger is Engineer of No 5, and on Mon it was to draw the express train leaving Keyser eastward bound at 4:10. The switch was discovered out of place by John Corbin, a young man who had previously been in the companies employ. No 5 was about due. Knowing the terrible consequences of a runoff, and upon examination finding the switch locked down out of place, he ran up to the station and gave information of the situation in time for some one to go down and replace the switch. But for this timely notice there is no telling what a catastrophe might have followed this murderous act. It is hard to conceive a punishment too severed for the flood (in human form) who conceived so barberous (?sic) a crime. There were many passengers on this train, including women and children. Capt Kenny had the switch spiked down so as to prevent a similar offence. The perpetrator had a switch key, and some special object in throwing this train off which may be developed.


  The case of Maslin vs Baltimore & Ohio RR, for damages resulting from carelessness of the Company's agent in shipment of a lot of cattle in Aug, 1869, which has been pending since Feb 1870, came up for trial. Owing to the questions involved, it has excited general interest. W H Flick, C W Daily, Geo E Price, represented plaintiff, with marked ability and skill, while C Boggus and Col White made a most ingenious defence for the company. Part of three days were consumed in the trial. The case was given to the jury on Thus morning.
  On Thurs evening they brought in the following verdict:
  "We the jury, find for the plaintiff three hundred forty-two dollars and fifty cents."
  Defendants have taken exceptions, and it is probable the case will be carried to the court of appeals.


DOM PEDRO

  Some how the report gained credit that King Pedro would pass through Keyser Sun, on the fast line going west, due at 2:45 o'clock PM. Consequently a crowd had assembled to witness his majesty (?sic). The train hove in on time, and the show opened, everybody looked, some said lo! here, others lo! there. The little fry and some of the big ones made sundry mistakes before their longing eyes fell on Pedro who finally made his appearance on the platform to look at a Mogul Engine which had been run out as a bait to tempt Dom out. He quickly returned, however, as if annoyed by the curious stare of the multitude, and the curtain fell.
  Dom has on several occasions shown such an aversion to being exhibited, that out of respect for his feelings we didn't go. Several who were present describe him as being stout, elderly gentleman, dignified in appearance. He had eyes, mouth and beard, just like another man, has but two feet and two hands. The empress, his wife, true to the instinct of her sex was more accommodating and opened a window to gratify their curiosity, at least some woman who it is believed was the empress did.


AN EXPERT TRADER

  A handsome, smooth-tongued, well dressed pedestrian made his appearance on Mill Creek, Hampshire Co, Sat the 6th inst. Whence he came and what's his name will perhaps remain one of the mysteries; but that he successfully victimized several citizens in his southward march through Hampshire, Hardy and Pendleton counties is certain beyond a reasonable doubt. This industrious and enterprising sharper represented himself as the traveling agent of a Pittsburg concern, where a world of splendid organs, sewing machines, shot guns, & c. had been housed in one grand. Pawnbroker and auction sale room, that the company being compelled to close out and make room for others, were almost giving them away.
  The first sale, we understand, was to John Ed. Taylor, of Mechanicsburg, who purchased a no 1 organ for $5, $1.55 cash, balance when delivered. He further convented (?sic) with John that this instrument would be brought over from Keyser to the Junction on the following Tues. John Ed. for ought we know, took music lessons in anticipation of its arrival and actually sent up for the thing, but alas! the messenger returned "**nest in ventus."
  Victim No 2. Jewel negotiated for a $75 sewing machine, $5, $1.55 cash and balance in 21 months; also to include a No 1 family newspaper for one year. John Leatherman preferred a good Singer on same terms. Sam Fleming being musically inclined and being informed that $200 organs were the same price as Singer machines, took one of them in preference, at least invested the first installment.
  Mrs Taylor keeps private entertainment. Here he stayed all night, paying his bill in advance, but before leaving she was also induced to take one of those handsome improved instruments, and she paid him back the advance price. From there he skipped to Moorefield. From the Examiner, we learn he acted in Moorefield the familiar character widely known as "Smith", had his printing done at the Examiner office, pretended to teach telegraphing, left printer and Hotel bill for a partner to settle. Above Moorefield Smith changed his tune and dealt in shot guns. Jonathan Halterman jumped at the chance to buy a English double barrel for $2.55, forked over the greenbacks, took an order on Bob Brathway, the stage driver, which Bob protested. Now Halterman feels up in the air for that stranger and swears he'll never buy anything more, till like Thomas he can see and feel it.
  Smith struck a Bonanza at Brushy Run in Pendleton county, where it is said he sold 7 shot guns at $2.65. A postal was written from Mouses P O, ordering J J Jackson of Keyser, to deliver to Mouse one organ, also a Singer sewing machine. This was signed H M S. Jackson wasn't here and didn't have the aforesaid. Mouse is represented as a good man. Good evening Mr Mouse. Farewell Smith.


REMOVAL

  H Moss has removed his entire stock of Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Boots, Shoes &c., to Maint St, Opposite M E Church, where he will be glad to wait on his old customer and the public generally, and will guarantee to give them as good bargains as any other house in Keyser.


NOTICE

  All persons are hereby warned against trespassing upon the following real estate by hunting, fishing, fowling or in anyother way entering or passing through the premises of the subscribers as the law will be tightly endorsed against all persons disregarding this notice. That is the lands of N Alkire, lying in Grant and Mineral Counties, the lands of Otolia B Rees, for whom he is guardian, and all the lands of Amos Umstot and T R Carskadon.
N ALKIRE, AMOS UMSTOT, T R CARSKADON


COMPLIMENTARY

  A cloud of spangled tongued night-howlers assembled on the platform under our window, about 11 o'clock Thurs night, where they proceeded to tune their inharmonious lyres, and changed mongrel ditties in tones policemen sometimes run to. -We'll help them sometime in their starlight bellowing with a pail of water.


PROVEN

  That C M Lucas, jeweler understands his profession can not be doubted. To our certain knowledge, Mr Lucas repaired the watch of a prominent Grant Co gentleman which had been in one of the best jewelers in hands in Baltimore who failed. Mr Lucas also keeps a select assortment of jewelry of all kinds. Store on Main St, between Armstrong and Centre.


  A "Rip Van Winkel" correspondent of The Piedmont Independent, wants Lucian Hendrickson to run for the office of recorder of Mineral Co. Lucian is a good man for the position, and would receive our cordial suppost (?sic), but unfortunately there is no such office to be filled.


CHANCERY CASES

  On petition, Robt Gerstell, was substituted as trustee in the place of A B McCarty, trustee in a deed of trust, conveyed to A B McCarty certain property for the benefit of Hannah Gerstell and children.
  McDonald vs McDonald. T C Greens report of sale of 88 acres of land to w T Feribee, was confirmed and deed ordered made to him. The report was recommitted to O Shey for correction as to other matters.
  J W Nihiser & co, et al, vs H Matcalf, decree referring the case to Commissioner Shey to report liens &c.
  Carnell & Othes vs Kitsmiller & c. The report of com'rs partitioning real estate, Jacob Kitsmiller, dec'd was set aside, and John S Arnold, T B Carskadon, David Biser and Alex. Kalbaugh were appointed Comr's to redivide said lands.
  Noughton vs Turner. Special Comr' Clayton's report of deed to Noughton confirmed, conveying to him 90 acres of land in bill and proceedings mentioned.
  Z Bane et al vs Wright, Welton and others. Decreed that J C tucker and the board of education are entitled to land claimed and ordered that plaintiff's suit be dismissed at their costs, except that no attorney's fee should be taxed.
  Sharrets vs Paris et al. Decreed that plaintiff, Elizabeth Sharrets is entitled to specific performance of contract and a deed for 173 acres of land in bill and proceedings mentioned, and the cause is referred to a com'r for further report to be made.
  John Koontz vs Richard Swift. Dismissed by plaintiff.
  Jackson Flick vs Joseph Workman. Ejectment, tried by Jury verdict for defendant, it appearing he had the oldest title to land claimed in declaration.
  Emmer Stalcup vs A A Wagoner. Rule against Plaintiff for security for costs.
  Nim Furr and wife vs Jesse Rice, action trespass, plea not guilty entered and survey ordered.
  R J West, use G S Hamel vs T E McCoole. Tried by the Court. Judgment for plaintiff $73.50.


KEYSER B&O RAILROAD
J W KENNY, AGENT
THOS R SHARP, MAS'T TRANS'N
L M COLE, GEN'L TICKET AGENT


DUTIES OF A MOTHER

  She should be firm, gentle, kind, always ready to attend to her child. She should never laugh at him - at what he does that is cunning - never allow him to think of his looks, except to be neat and clean in al his habits. She should teach him to obey a look - to respect those older then himself; she should never make a command without seeing that it is performed in the right manner. Never speak of the child's faults or foibles or repeat his remarks before him. It is a sure way to spoil a child. Never reprove a child when excited, nor let your tone of voice be raised when correcting. Strive to inspire love, not dread - respect, not fear. Remember you are training and educating a soul for eternity. Teach your children to wait upon themselves, to put away a thing when done with it. but do not forget that you were once a child.


ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE

  Second act in the drama - Allison & Allison was played Tues evening. In some respects this is a most disgusting burlesque on love, romance, and tragedy. The actors in this comic tragic affair, furnish characters entirely original. John Allison is recovering from his suicidal attempt at self-destruction, when his wife the "bride of an evening" woman like determined not to be outdone by John and resolved on suicide also. Accordingly, she repaired to the druggists, C Huffman and got about an ounce of laudanum which she took away without paying for against Olen the clerks, earnest protest. Madam Allison, after partially writing her last will, carried the cup of "cold poison" to an office in the Court House used by the sheriff, and there swallowed, she says, the narcotic exterminate of trouble, pain and earthly vexation, "all for John." The following is a verbatim of copy of her valedictory to this vain world, written on blue wrapping paper, partly in pencil and partly in ink. It reads very much like to closing chapter of 'Vilikins and his daughter.
  Good by My Dear Husband, I can't see you any More you have Driven Me from you Without any caus, and Now I am, going to take My owne Life, I can't stand any More Trouble i have had Nothing but trouble for ten longe years, and When I Married you thought you Would Make Me happy, but Now you have driven Me from you I can't Bear up under the stroake, so good by for ever. I hope god will forgive you for I have, this is from your kind Afectionate Wife.
  Mary A Allison
My Dear husband I Married you for affection and intended to setell Down and Make you hapy. you are as Dear to Me as Life and Now I am going to take my Life for you sake. My Dear husband you will find me money in the savings Bank in pitsburgh and the Dedes of two hundard Achors of land in uniontown Fayet Co Pa. you can have them and Make the best of them go to Mr Love on fourth streete Pitsburg Pa, except it from Luving Wife I have taken Lodinum a Nufff to take me out of this World, so good by My Dear husband from Wife Mary A Allison.
  This being carefully concealed, she informed the sheriff of her approaching dissolution. He did not at first credit the woman's story, but when finding the empty bottle he suspicion the solemn reality and summoned Dr Huffman. Being an enterprising journalist, we visited the room to note facts. When we entered, pencil in hand, she was fast sinking into a dramatic state of unconsciousness. Sheriff Umstot and the Doctor were endeavoring to force some antidote down her throat, to do which it became necessary to remove her artificial teeth and make a hopper of her mouth, but their efforts were comparatively fruitless, as she persistently refused to swallow. We hasten to conclude this unhappy chapter. they carried her to a rude couch hastily prepared in the jail where all efforts to arouse the sleeper failed until the attending physician made her mad. About two hours afterward she recovered. "Poor John."
  When Madam Allison recovered sufficiently to discuss the situation, jailor Horr informed her that she would be taken to the Poor House during the day which so revived her, drooping spirits that she got up, shook the mud off her feet, and lit out, when last heard from she was walking up the railroad.
  Allison was hauled to the train in a wagon on Fri morning and started to Moundsville. It is probably his loving wife will haunt that institution. Poor John.


FOR A FEW DAYS ONLY 200 BUILDING LOTS

Situated about 300 yards south of the Court house. Post Office, Churches, School Houses, Stores, Depots, Round Houses, Machine Shops & c. These lots are pleasantly situated, command fine scenery, have so abundance of good water, easy of access, and in every way desirable for homes. We sell at the following prices and easy terms, believing the improvement of these will largely enhance the value of their remaining lots:
$75, $100, $150 PER LOT, According to Location. $25 down, and $5 per month until paid for, without interest.
A discount of 10 per cent, allowed when the whole purchase money is paid at the item of sale.
INSURANCE BENEFITS
  Any person buying a lot on the above terms, and making one payment if they should die, we will cancel all claims and give legal heirs a clear title, thus, becoming a HOME INSURANCE COMPANY without cost to the injured.
  This will afford people of limited means an opportunity to buy a home and thus become independent of exacting and exorbitant landlords. Whey pay heavy rents for poor tenements, when the same money will buy you a home in a desirable locality. If you haven't the money now, the sacrifice of a cigar or two or a glass of beer a day will make your payments. No excuse to be without a home of your own. What better investment for any person old or young man or woman, than to buy one of these lots on the above terms?
  The location and natural surrounding of Keyser City affording such unusual facilities for manufacturing cheap coal, large quantities of timber and iron - the outlet of the richest farming section in of W Va, which for years has shipped more produce than any other point on the line of the road - are so advantageous and with rival that THE B&O RAILROAD CO have purchased 100 acres offered for this a manufacturing and supply point, and in of the 2nd division of their road, where they must employ THOUSANDS OF MEN to relieve their now overcrowded shops and yards at Baltimore, Martinsburg, Piedmont, Grafton and other points. They are already erecting large round houses, the largest in the country, Passenger and Freight Depots of large capacity. Machine Shops, Cattle Pens and stables to accommodate their extensive cattle traffic, making this a "resting place." all point to a very rapid and inundate increase of population and corresponding increase in the price of the building lots.
  Messrs Carskadon and Gleason will be on the grounds daily, and will be pleased to show the lots and give any information in regard to same. T R CARSKADON, F MINKE, S F MCBRIDE, S F GLEASON, Keyser City, (formerly New Creek)


(Not from our area, but interesting just the same, Patti)

A CHILD OF ROMANCE

  A letter dated Eldred Pa, May 8th, has the following:
  Among the young people of the bests circles of Eldred, "Blessie" Cookton, aged sixteen, adopted daughter of Jerome Cookton, a rich farmer, was an acknowledged leader. She recently returned home from a Philadelphia boarding school, where she had been a pupil for four years, making occasional visits home. On one of these visits about a year ago she met Alva Evans, the son of an iron founder of London, Canada. He was visiting this section with a party of other young men for purpose of tout fishing. Evans fell in love with Miss Cookton.
  The result was that a correspondence was opened and kept up between the two and a marriage fixed upon; to be consummated when Miss Blessie should have reached the age of eighteen.
 The roommate and particular friend of the young lady at school was Frances Peters, of Petersville, NY. She was two years the senior of Blessie, and left the school some time before the lafter. Miss Peters is a blonde, exceedingly attractive, and of a dashing and reckless nature. At the house of a friend in Philadelphia, she met Isaac Bell, a young man, represented to be of an old family and wealthy. The young people formed an attachment for each other - at least Miss Peters fell deeply in love with Bell. As her parents had other matrimonial prospects marked out for her at home, she kept her acquaintance with young Bell, a secret from them, but it seems promised to marry him at some future day.
  Not being able to have her lover visit her at home, Miss Peters made an arrangement with Miss Cookton by which she was to pay the latter a visit, when Mr Bell was to go also and stay a few days. To add to the completeness of the arrangement Blessie wrote to her Canadian betrothed, and he was to join the visiting party.
  Miss Peters came to Eldred about the middle of April and in a few days thereafter, Isaac Bell made his appearance. Miss Blessie liked him from the first. It was near the latter part of April before Mr Evans came from
Canada. During the two weeks that had elapsed, since the coming of Mr Bell, Miss Cookton had transferred her affections to her friends's betrothed, and his love toward Miss Peters had visibly grown cold. It did not take the jealous eye of Miss Peters and the young Canadian long to notice the change as it affected them respectively, but they had no idea that it was anything more than a temporary flirtation. On the arrival of young Mr Evans, Blessie planned a May day party for an excursion to the mountains. On Wed morning the party started in accordance with previous arrangements. Miss Cookton and Mr
Evans in one carriage, and the visiting couple in another. On reaching the woods the party strolled at random. They naturally got somewhat separated, but while Miss Peters and the Canadian were always in hallooing distance of each other it seemed that the other couple strolled further away. The occasion seemed to be one of no pleasure to Evans and Miss Peters, and they, after an hour or so, met near the edge of the woods, and sat down to await the return of the other couple. They sat there talking for an hour or more, and as there was yet not sign of either Bell or Miss Cookton, both Evans and Miss Peters betrayed evidence of uneasiness and alarm. The Canadian told his companion to remain in her seat, and he would walk back over the hill and look for Blessie, as he was fearful she had lost her way. He was absent a longtime, and finally returned, looking pale and anxious. He had seen nothing of either of the missing young folks. Miss Peters was greatly agitated over the result of his search, but neither she nor Evans at that time entertained the slightest suspicion that the prolonged absence of the two was by design or that they were together. They returned to the farm house where the carriage had ben left, in order to give an alarm and have a thorough search made. They found the conveyance in which Evans and Blessie had come was gone. For the first time a terrible suspicion crossed their minds. A farmer told them that a young man and woman had come off the mountain about noon, and getting into the carriage had driven rapidly off in the direction of Minot station. Evans would not believe that the conduct of Blessie and Bell was anything more than a girlish prank, and was confident that they would find them at home. On reaching the farm they found they were still absent. Miss Peters hastened to her room to hide her emotion. In a few minutes she sought and found Evans walking in the yard and placed a note in his hand. It read as follows:
DEAR FRANK -So greatly do I love Mr Bell that I have given up all for him. I hope you will be brave enough to bear up and think of me as the most cruel creature in the world. Tell Alva I have not the courage to write to him, nor to father and mother. We are going to be married and intend to return to Eldred when the gossips are through with us. Farewell Frank. Bid Alva farewell for me. I hope he has learned to hate me before this. B C
  Evans cooly handed the note back to Miss Peters, and remarked quietly:
  "I am glad to have found the young lady out before it was too late."
  The same evening he was driven to the railroad and returned to Canada. The farmer's family took the mater very calmly. Miss Peters, however was found lying in her bed, about seven o'clock the same evening, covered with blood. With a small penknife she had severed the large arteries of both arms and was nearly unconscious from loss of blood. But for the timely discovery of her situation, she would soon have been past all aid. Her wounds were bound up and a doctor summoned, who now has her in charge. Her parents were sent for and arrived here this morning. They will removed their unfortunate daughter to her home as soon as they can with safety.
  Blessie Cookton has a remarkable story. She was found, in the summer of 1860, on the doorstep of Farmer Cookton's house in a basket. Accompanying the infant was this note:
  "This child's father is the son of a Senator of the United States. Its mother is a gipsy girl, who has been converted to Christ, and cannot bear the thought of this innocent creature growing up in ignorance and vice. Is there room for it her? Its little wings are wary, and like the dear Jesus, it has no place to lay its head. Turn it not away, but keep it, for the love of Christ."
  The child was a bright little thing, and as the farmer had no children, he and his wife concluded to adopt it as their own. It came to be such a sunshine in the house that they gave it the name of Blessing which was subsequently turned into Blessie.


FOR SHERIFF
C H CAUDY

FOR SHERIFF
J W VANDIVER

FOR SHERIFF
O F SIMS

FOR SHERIFF
J H JOHNSON


ADVERTISEMENTS

1000 MEN WANTED

  To come to my Woolen Factory and be convinced that I am working cheaper than any similar institution east of Alleghany. I am now preparing for the summer of 1876, and will be ready to receive on 1st of May. WOOL TO BE CARDED INTO ROLLS, or manufactured into Cassinette, also Linseys, for men and women, cloth, flannels, and stocking, yarn, blankets (all of wool or cotton chain). FULLING & FINISHING promptly attended to in season. I will receive wool and return finished work at the following places, without extra charge, every two weeks: Carskadon & Co's,. Davis & co's and John Hughes', Keyser; Dye & Bales, Claysville; Humbird , Robinson & Co, Frankfort; E Poling, Headsville, Mineral Co' Gilkeson, Pugh & Vance, I H C Pancake and H B Dawson, Romney, Hamp Co, W va. In addition to the woolen Factory, I am prepared to make Split Bottom Chairs, Furniture and undertaking in all its branches. I am also prepared to do all kinds of turning in wood or Iron. Parties having anything to do in my line, should examine my work and prices before dealing elsewhere. Wool or country produce will be taken in exchange for work. Thanking you for past favors, I solicit and continuance of the liberal patronage extended to em.
Yours & c., SAM'L CRAWFORD, Mill Run Fact'ry, 2 miles west, Burlington W Va.

KEYSER MARKET GARDEN!
SEEDS, PLANTS AND VEGETABLES
LOWRY & CARSKADON

PIANOS, ORGANS, MUSIC &c.
J P WIESEL, WHOLESALE RETAIL DEALER
23 Baltimore St, Cumberland

 

HOKE & REYNOLDS
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELORS AT LAW
AND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY
KEYSER W VA
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO COLLECTIONS AND LEGAL BUSINESS IN MINERAL AND GRANT COUNTIES


WM M WELCH
ATTORNEY AT LAW

KEYSER W VA
OFFICE AT THE COURT HOUSE

C H VANDIVER,
Real Estate Agent,
Keyser W Va.


HENRY WEBER,
Market Gardner, Seedsman and Florist, Has on hand the largest stock of flowers, vegetables & c., to be found outside the large cities.
PO BOX 528, Cumberland Md

DAILEY & DAILEY
ATTORNEYS AT LAW

* W DAILEY
ROMNEY WV

C W DAILEY
KEYSER W VA

(SUCCESSORS TO ARMSTRONG & DAILEY)
WILL PRACTICE THE CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURTS OF HAMPSHIRE, HARDY, GRANT AND MINERAL COUNTIES

 

GORDON & VANDIVER
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
PRACTICE IN CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURTS OF MINERAL COUNTY. BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTED TO EITHER OF THE FIRM, AS ABOVE, WILL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION

J H GORDON
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE

C H VANDIVER
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE
KEYSER W VA

 

H VIRGIL PORTER
DENTIST
BALTIMORE ST, CORNER LIBERTY
CUMBERLAND MD
FINE OPERATIONS UPON THE NATURAL TEETH, A SPECIALTY
ALL OPERATIONS THOROUGHLY AND GENTLY PERFORMED


ATTENTION! HOUSES FOR SALE
A H SULSER T W FUNK
SULSER & FUNK
GENERAL CONTRACTORS FOR BUILDING ALL KINDS OF BUSINESS AND DWELLING HOUSES
KEYSER W VA

 

 

HOFFMAN BROTHERS DRUGGISTS
NEAR FRONT OF COURTHOUSE, KEYSER W VA
AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF PATIENT MEDICINES, PAINTS, VARNISHES, TOBACCO, CIGARS, STATIONERY, PERFUMERY, HAIR OILS, FANCY GOODS AND LARGE STOCK OF EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO A FIRST-CLASS CITY DRUG STORE.
WE KEEP STRICTLY PURE DRUGS AND SELL AT THE VERY LOWEST CASH PRICES.
DAY AND NIGHT.

 

KEYSER DRUG STORE
ON MAIN ST, NEAR ARMSTRONG
A WELL SELECTED STOCK OF DRUGS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED AT AL HOURS
BY AN EXPERIENCED HAND. PRICES MODERATE
WM D EWIN

 

 

FOR RENT
FRASER'S HALL, KEYSER W VA
 Four offices and one large store room on first floor. This building is situated in a business part of the town, and the store room is large and commodious.
THE HALL is well situate for a place of amusement, being supplied with a roomy stage.
W T MCGAHAN
G W PARSONS
R LICHTENSTEIN

 

J B OVERTON CLEMM
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
TOBACCONIST, BOOKSELLER & STATIONER
FINE CUT, TWIST & SMOKING TOBACCOES
CIGARS FROM 15 TO $ p 1000
PIPES, CIGAR-SMOKERS, SNUFF
ALL THE DAILY AND WEEKLY PAPERS & MAGAZINES, ALSO, WRITING PAPER & INK
COLLARS & CUFFS
POCKET BOOK, BLANK BOOKS, MUSIC, & c., & c.,
NO 1 N. MAIN ST, CORNER CENTRE, KEYSER W VA

M J SMENNER & SON

MANUFACTURERS OF MONUMENTS, TOMBS & HEAD STONES
MADE OF THE BEST ITALIAN OR AMERICAN MARBLE AT PRICES THAT DEFY COMPETITION
WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS OF MARBLE OR OHIO FREE STONE

NOTICE
The increasing demand for a piece of interring the dead of this community and a continued failure to provide some suitable cemetery for the purpose prompts me to notify all persons that the private burying ground on my farm can no longer be used as a graveyard.
May 20, N ALKIRE

TOBIAS BAKER JAS B MARE
TOBIAS BAKER & CO
CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS
Dealers in Sash, Doors, Blinds, Door & Window Frames
Pine & popular finishing
Lumber, Shingles, Brackets, Mouldings.
Builders Hardware constantly on hand at lowest Cash Prices. Orders solicited and promptly filled.
Keyser W VA

NOTICE
No Humbug, but reality
Our town is being over run with stores. I have determined to close out my entire stock. AT COST! Fifteen thousand dollars in goods to be sold at cost. Now is the time to buy. Cheap Goods. Call and you will be convinced. I am doing what I say.
April 15th JOHN HUGHES

KITTLE LICK FARM FOR SALE
In pursuance of a deed of trust executed by Violetta L Jones to me as a trustee, for the use of Nimrod Alkire, which deed is dated on the 1st June, 1872, and recorded in Grant co, in book 3, pages 91 and 92....sell at public auction a very valuable farm known as Kittle Lick Farm and containing 501 Acres lying on and near the head waters of New Creek in Grant Co.

NOTICE
  All persons in arrears for State or County Taxes in Mineral Co, are hereby notified that unless all Taxes so due and in arrears, shall be paid before June the 1st, 1876. Destraint will be made for their collection.
AMOS UMSTOT
Sheriff of Mineral Co

CHANGE IN FIRM
  J R and Geo T Carskadon, doing business as Carskadon & Co, have dissolved partnership. J R Having sold out to George T, who will continue merchandising at their old stand where he will be pleased to accommodate his friends and old patrons.
N B -The outstanding accounts have been assigned to the retiring partner.

CENTENNIAL STORE
Books, News & Stationery:
Persons wanting anything in our line will find a handsome stock and choice selection of popular books,magazines, sheet-music, chromos & c.
MISS E RUSSELL & CO,
Main Street (between Centre & Armstrong) Keyser W Va

 

SHAW, STOUT & CO.
Dealer in all kinds of Furniture, Wholesale and Retail. The largest and best stock of furniture and mattresses always on hand, at Bottom Prices.
Factory, one miles west of Grafton W Va on the B&O RR. paper furnished and hung.
R R WALSEP, Agent
Piedmont St (between Mineral & Davis)
Keyser W Va

L F BRAHM
Dealer in Furniture of All kinds
Has on hand Walnut, Cherry, Ash and Popular Chamber Suits, a variety of Dining Room & Kitchen Furniture, Sinks, safes, Extension and Kitchen Tables, cane & wood seated chairs.
  Book cases, bed sp'gs, mattresses, ward-robes, Carpets, Oil-Cloths, Window Shades, Rugs, clocks, Trunks, What-nots, Looking glasses, Valises and many other articles.
Work of every style made to order.
Special attention given to Undertakings. COFFINS, CASKETS & TRIMMINGS always on had.
L F BRAHM, Agent
Mineral St, opposite new Freight Depot, Keyser W Va

GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORE
  I have just opened a select stock of everything usually kept in a general merchandise store, and can sell you bargains in Dry Goods, Groceries, shoes, boots, hats, hardware, queensware, tobacco, canned fruits. A nice article of Barterece Sugar as low as 10 cents. Millinery. A complete stock of fancy, fashionable Ladies Dress goods. Hats, Trimmings & all fresh from the East. STAMPING & CRIMPING A SPECIALTY. Curls hair and stitches, on hand, and Made to Order on short notice. I sell at bottom prices for cash or trade.
JOHN MILER
N E Corner Main and Armstrong Streets, Keyser.

SPRING & SUMMER GOODS Just received by T B Davis We have just opened a full stock of spring & summer goods of every kind and description usually kept in a general merchandise store. We buy for Cash and sell ONLY FOR CASH OR TRADE. Bleached muslins, 8-15c per yard, Brown Muslin 8-12c per yard, Poplins 25c, Alpacas 40-75c, Ginghams 10-15c, WHITE SHIRTS, $1,00, Syrups 40-80c, Green Coffee 25c, Roasted coffee 25-28c, Brown Sugar 10-11c, Granulated Sugar 12c, Coffee C Sugar 12c, Nails, 8 and 9 $4, 10 to 60 $3.75
HATS AND STRAW GOODS, Hardware, Notions, Drugs, Oils, Paints, Boots & Shoes, Clothing &c. at very low prices.
T B DAVIS & CO

A B WOODCOCK
has just opened his place of business at KEYSER and wishes to inform the citizens of Keyser and vicinity that he is prepared to do all kinds of WATCH, CLOCK and JEWELRY WORK. All Work WARRANTED.

SOMETHING NEW
J B LAUCK
Has just opened a Merchant Tailoring Establishment on the corner of Armstrong and Davis Sts, Keyser W Va, where he will Make Suits to Order, in the Very Latest Styles.

GEO E LEPS
Dealer in Family Groceries, Flour, Meal Teas, Coffee, Sugars, Spices, Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Foreign & Domestic Fruits, Canned Fruits & Vegetables.
Corner of Main and Armstrong Streets, Keyser W Va.

NEW CREEK HOTEL
J W PERRY, PROPRIETOR
  This well -known hotel, is situated immediately on the B&O RR, in this place, and is provided with every convenience for the accommodation and comfort of the traveling public.
  The Stables attached to the house are large and commodious, and attended by a first-rate ostler.
  The patronage of my friends and the travelling public are invited to make the New Creek Hotel their home.

MARK LUCKENBACH
HOUSE, SIGN AND CARRIAGE PAINTER and PAPER HANGER

Furniture Cleaned & Varnished
Keyser W Va
Place of business at his residence above Toll-gate, Carskadon's Addition. Respectively solicits a share of patronage of the citizens of the place and surrounding country, and will do all work, entrusted to him, at the lowest living prices.

FOR SALE
238 ACRES OF LAND
Lying on the head of Cabin Run, about 6 miles from Keyser - It being the one third interest in the home farm of Wm Welsh, dec'd, partitioned to four of the heirs at law. The principal part of this land is under fence, and in a good state of cultivation. There is a great deal of good timber and tan bark on the property.
JAS H POOLE, Hartmansville, Mineral Co, W Va

COAL YARDS
  Parties in need of Coal, can be supplied by leaving their orders at my house or Rudolph's & co's Tin Shop.
Lump and Run of Mine constantly on hand, in Large or Small quantities.
G W PARSONS, Keyser W Va

DR J W C HALL
Offers his professional services to the CITIZENS OF KEYSER and surrounding country. Office in A L Liller's Building, Main St, where he may be found at all hours, night and day, unless professionally engaged.

AUCTIONEER!
J L VANDIVER
Burlington W Va
offers his services to the public as an Auctioneer in Mineral and adjoining counties.

FOR SALE
  I will sell privately my Grist and Flouring mill, on Patterson's Creek, nine miles from Keyser. It is in good condition and situated in a rich agricultural district.
A JOHNSON

BAKERY & CONFECTIONERY
JOHN G KOELZ, Main St, Keyser
Keeps constantly on hand FRESH BREAD, CAKES, FRUITS, Confectioneries, &c, &c. Weddings and Parties supplied on Short Notice.

REMINGTON SEWING MACHINES
  More than 30,000 made and sold this year. Sewing machine needles, oils and attachments.
Miss E Russell & Co, Main Street, Keyser

H W BAKER & CO
H W BAKER, T E MCCOOLE

Manufacturer of and dealers in Flooring, Sash, Doors, Newels, Frames, Blinds, Brackets, Hand Railings, Mouldings, FURNITURE AND UNDERTAKING, Lumber and Laths, also CONTRACTORS For all Kinds of Buildings.
Keyser W Va

HUFFMAN & FLETCHER
DEALERS & MANUFACTURERS of all kinds of Farm & Spring Wagons, Carts, Log Trucks, Wheelbarrows, Barrows, Fork, Shovel, Rake, Hoe Ax and Pick Handles, Cradle Fingers.
All kinds of repairing done on short notice. Blacksmithing in all its various branches. Shops on Water St., New Creek, W Va

QUEEN'S POINT HOUSE
BILLIARDS,
Choice Wines, Liquors & Cigars. Oysters and Game in Season served at all hours. Families furnished with Oysters by the pint, quart or gallon, at lowest market prices. Armstrong Street, opposite Court House, Keyser W VA
W E WHITTER, Proprietor

BOOTS, SHOES & GAITERS
If you want a pair of No 1 French Calfskin, stitched, Box Toe Boots or Gaiters of the latest styles, go to J J MORRANS'S, Centre Street, next to Liechtensteins', Keyser.

KEY'S HOUSE
HOTEL AND LIVERY
NEW CREEK, MINERAL CO, W VA
  The above Hotel is commodious, well furnished, and accommodations, excelled by none. The bar is filled with a choice variety of liquors. And to accommodate travelers, a Livery has been added to the Hotel.
  A porter will attend the arrival of all trains at Station, for the convenience of passengers. JOHN W KEYS PROPRIETOR

KENNY HOUSE
PIEDMONT W VA
The Nearest Hotel to the Railroad Depot
T KENNY, PROPRIETOR


SIMS HOUSE
PIEDMONT W VA
J P A ENTLER, PROPRIETOR

C T WEST
successor to J E WEST & BROS, Manufacturer of Lumber
Swanton Md

UNRIVALLED, UNEQUALLED THE CENTENNIAL SOAP Manufactured and sold by
ROBERT CARR, BARTON MD

J BARRICK J H BRISTOR & CO
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
KEYSER W VA

WM MOREHEAD, sells the ARLINGTON COOK STOVE at No 11 Baltimore St, Cumberland Md.

WELD & SHERIDAN
Dealers in, and Manufacturers of LUMBER. We are prepared at short notice to cut TO order at our Mills, White Pine, Oak, Hemlock and other lumber of all sizes.
Cumberland MD

HUMBIRD & CARELTON
J B Humbird J P Carelton
HARDWARE
Corner Baltimore & Mechanic Streets, Cumberland Md

JOHN HUGHES'
Saddle, Harness, COLLAR AND TRUNK MANUFACTORY
SADDLERY HARDWARE
S M ATKINS (of Virginia) Foreman

W H SHIPLEY
Dealer and Worker in PEACHBOTTOM AND BUCKINGHAM SLATE
M H SHIPLEY, 110 Baltimore St, Cumberland Md

HAMBURGER & COLEMAN
(Successors to Heidelberger)
MERCHANT TAILORS
DEALERS IN READY MADE CLOTHING AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
91 Balt. St., near St. Nicholas Hotel
Cumberland Md

MULLIN'S HOTEL
Moorefield W Va
JOHN WILSON, PROPRIETOR

Accommodation first class with all the comforts of a home. TERMS MODERATE


CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES
DRUGS, HARDWARE, QUEENSWARE, TINWARE, DRY GOODS, BOOTS, CLOTHING, SILOES. Also we keep on hand a large stock of Pure Old Rye Whiskies, Brandies, Gins, wines, etc, some of which we recommend for medical use.
Z P CONAWAY & CO., Mineral St, Near New Ft. Depot, Keyser W Va

F MINKE
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, etc and SHOE FINDINGS LEATHER.
FRENCH CALFSKINS
Next to St Nicholas Hotel, Sign of the Big Red boot (Minke's Block) Baltimore St, Cumberland Md



C T WEST
Successor to J E WEST & BROS
MANUFACTURER OF LUMBER
SWANTON MD

ST NICHOLAS HOTEL
J NEWCOMER H H LEONARD
JONOTHAN NEWCOMER & CO, Proprietors
This Hotel is centrally located, most convenient for the traveling public. It has lately been refitted throughout and furnished in First Class Style. In all its appointments it will be found a No 1. Attached to the House is a fine Bar and Attractive Billiard Room, the latter supplied with Phelan's superior tables. Mr Newcomer, formerly connected with the Franklin House, of Hagerstown, requests his many friends to give him a call in his new location.

TRANSCRIBED OCTOBER 23, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD
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