AUGUST 22, 1913
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Surveyor D G Martin recently finished measuring the B&O and Western Md railroads in this county, Mr Martin also did some work for the City of Keyser this week
Miss Lola Grayson of Piedmont, visited her brother, V M Grayson a few days last week
Mrs G M Martin and Miss Marie, daughter of J M Martin, who has been visiting in Ohio, returned home last week
Mr and Mrs White and children of Durbin are visiting Mrs White's brother, L J Mott
Mr and Mrs Claud Martin of Chicago Junction, Ohio, are in our midst
Albert Frantz of near Laurel Dale, stayed one night in our village
Mr Bumphey of Petersburg, gave an entertainment here at the school house, last Saturday night, He is blind.
Miss Pearl Alderton, of Washington DC, has been visiting her sister, Mrs O D Harris, at Oakmont and Mrs Mary Harris and other friends at Elk Garden
Mr H G Steorts of Keyser was the lowest bidder for the addition to the Oakmont schoolhouse and the schoolhouse at Gleason, $778.55 being the bid on the former and $688.40 on the latter. He was, therefore, awarded the contract.
Prof. J Walter Ross who has just conducted a 6 weeks short hand teachers training class at a summer school at Bowling Green, Ky, made a brief visit to his Elk Garden friends last week. He has accepted a position as teacher of stenography in the Elliott Schools at Wheeling again. He makes good wherever he goes.
The Sunday School at the M E Church had a delightful picnic last Saturday at the old picnic ground below the tramroad. Refreshments were served and all had a fine time. Blaine Kalbaugh is Supt.
Miss Velma Wilson returned this week from a visit with friends at Bloomington, Md
Mr Lawrence Jones returned from a visit to friends at Westernport last week. Our old friend, Wm Howe Sr, came with him.
A number of our people are planning to go to the all day meeting at Cross next Sunday.
The engine on the Elk Garden branch refused to stay on the track last Saturday afternoon and night. It began its pranks about three o'clock in the afternoon at Dixon's crossing headed this way but balky as a mule. Before it got to Elk Garden and Harrison and back, it was off again, on again, gone again, and then off again before it was gone again a dozen times or more. Conductor Jones, engineer Smith and their faithful crew were sorely taxed, but with much endurance and a choice flow of English they got to Harrison and back at the early hour of one o'clock Sunday morning.
Mrs Stephen Dixon whose sickness was mentioned a few weeks ago continues in the same critical condition.
The Burlington Camp Meeting was attended last Sunday by Messrs. R Marsh Dean, Russell Tasker, Elmer Sheetz and John McLaughlin, Mr and Mrs Isaac E Oats, Mr and Mrs Lloyd Oates, Mr and Mrs Marsh Harris, Mrs Pugh, Howe Keplinger and others, of Elk Garden.
Fred Jones who is employed in a store at Ridgeley was home last Sunday.
Mr Chas A Smith, of Petersburg, was here last week buying calves
Mr W E Duling of Portsmouth, Ohio, spent part of his vacation here visiting his father, S R Duling
Mrs S Michael and daughter, Miss May, of Keyser, and Miss Lou Ebert , of Blaine, were visiting friends and relatives here last week
Messrs. Bob Taylor, Orie Junkins, Edgar Rodruck and Aubrey Clark drove down to Van Myra camp last Sunday
Mrs J W Junkins of Emoryville was the guest of ye scribe several days last week
Rev Mr Guysinger of Piedmont was here in the interest of an Encyclopedia one day last week
Abrams Creek Coal Co is building 8 houses most of them under roof, and expect to build 20 more next fall and winter. This speaks well for the business tact of the company and it does not look as if "free coal" had any effect on this mine
Mrs Minnie Duling is at Cumberland with her daughters Misses Blanche and Bernice, who are quite sick with typhoid fever.
Prof. J W Stayman and Miss Margaret Liller of Keyser, were here in the interest of the Keyser branch of the Prep school last Monday
Mr J P Arnold is visiting his daughters, Mrs H L Arnold, of Keyser, and Mrs M A Ray, of Piedmont
Mr J M Biggs, of Elk Garden, was here Tuesday. He sells anything from apple trees down to potatoes
Miss Mabel Clark visited Miss Olive Junkins Tuesday
Mrs J Oliver Lantz returned from a visit to friends in Terra Alta Tuesday
Mrs Mary Darmer and son, John, of Burlington, are the guests of her daughter Mrs Henry L Kitzmiller
Mr J P Arnold harvested from his mountain farm here, 20 stacks of hay, several of which have over one hundred shocks, besides filling five barns and 2 calf houses.
Mrs F W Getty and daughter, Francis, of Westernport, were visiting the Miss Ludwick's returned home last week
Mr and Mrs B T Racey and Mrs Floyd Heatwhole and children of Romney were among relatives Friday afternoon
Little Miss Elizabeth Stewart, of Keyser, is visiting Eva McDonald
Mr and Mrs Ward Hammond and children of Romney were visiting relatives here last week
Mr Edward Harrison of Keyser, spent Sunday in our village
Wade H Clinedinst was a caller to Keyser and Westernport first of the week
Miss Bertha Ensley, of Cumberland is visiting relatives
Miss Emma Burgess, of Laurel Dale, is visiting friends here
Mrs James Leatherman was visiting in Keyser last week
Miss Sarah Shockey of Hoffman Hospital is visiting relatives here.
Mr and Mrs Earl Duling were visiting on the creek last Sunday
Mr Elmer Hilkey and Virgil Tephabock of Mountain Valley, attended Camp Meeting at Burlington on Sunday
Mr Wright Burgess took a wagon load of Laureldaler's to Camp Sunday, including his family.
Josiah Hilkey has recovered from his illness
A birthday surprise party, in honor of Miss Ella Burgess, was given at the home of her parents Saturday night.
Miss Nannie Kuykendall of Keyser is visiting her sister Mrs C J Blue
Miss Maggie Dresser, of Johnstown, Pa, is spending a few days with friends in town
Mrs C W Singhass accompanied her daughter Mrs Percy Middleton, to Winchester last Friday
Rev H A and Mrs Wilson spent last week assisting Rev Billingsley in a meeting at Ebenezer
Miss Agatha Ring of Cumberland was a weekend guest of Miss Nannie Blue
Mrs John Allender and Messrs. William and Sol Simpson were called to Johnstown Pa last week on account of the death of their sister, Mrs Campbell
Dr A P Butt and family of Davis, accompanied by Miss Anna Suter, of Baltimore, motored to Davis Sunday afternoon and spent Sunday night at the home of N B Guthrie returning home Monday
Mr and Mrs Wallace Kuykendall of Baltimore were visiting friends here last Friday
The Cheer Up and Forget It Club has as their guests, Miss Guthrie Thompson and Michael Heiskell, of Three Churches, and Paul Davis of Keyser
Thomas Gilmore of Johnstown Pa was a guest at the Springfield Inn for several days last week
Roy Shanholtz of Levels has accepted a position with our new merchant, Mr Poland
Miss Nannie Long and brother, Charles, were visiting down the river last week
Miss Kittie Grace was called to North Branch last week, owing to the death of her great grandchild, the infant son of Mr and Mrs Tipton
A very delightful reunion of the Washington family was held last Wednesday at Ridgedale the old home place. About fifty of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the late George Washington were there.
August 14, 1913, Alston Clinton Liller and Lucy Jane Ellifritz were united in marriage at McCoole, Md, by Rev I F Roberts.
Mr Frank P Riley and Miss Nellie H Bright were married in Romney on Saturday, August 16, by Rev Mr Billingsley of the M E church, South. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs G R Bright , of Keyser, and the groom is the youngest son of the late Dr David Riley, of Harford county, Md. He is the traveling salesman for the Siever Hardware Co of Keyser. They will reside in Keyser.
Married, at the M E Parsonage, Williams street, Cumberland, August 12, 1913, Miss Ada Gillum youngest daughter of J B Gillum of Keyser and William Perry Cheshire, son of George W Cheshire, of Cumberland. The happy couple returned on train 55 and went directly to an elaborately furnished home on James street. That nigh a reception was given at their own home. The bride received many useful gifts. Both are very popular young people and have the best wishes of a host of friends.
John A Hodge, Civil War Veteran and State Senator from the Marion - Wetzel -Marshall counties district, died suddenly of heart disease at the home of his father in law, Capt. P G West, at Logansport.
At his home near Maysville, Mr Charles Hamstead, aged 71 years, died on Sunday. He leaves five children, Oscar, B A P, Virgil, Victor and Miss Edna. Mr Hamstead, although totally blind, was a prosperous farmer and conducted his business very successfully.
B F LINTHICUM
Benj F Linthicum, died at his home here Monday evening after a brief illness of peritonitis. He was about 65 years of age. For many years, before the building of the South Branch of the B&O, he drove the stage between this place and Green Spring, and after the completion of the road, he drove one of the stages between here and Moorefield. Later he took up the business of shoemaking, which he pursued up to the time of his last illness. He is survived by his widow, one son and two daughters, Charles, of Cleveland, O, Miss Belle, of this place, and Mrs Nevitt, of Chicago, all of whom with the exception of Mrs Nevitt, were with him when he passed away. Romney Review.
In memory of Frank Evans of Martin, W Va, who died June 15, 1913.
not back the dear departed
Anchored safe where storms are o'er
On the border land we left him
Soon to meet and part no more
When we leave this world of care,
We shall find our missing loved one
In our fathers mansion fair.
Through all pain at times he'd smile
A smile of heavenly birth
And when the Angels called him home
He smiles farewell to Earth
Heaven retaineth now our treasure
Earth the lonely casket keeps
And the sunbeams love to linger
Where our loved one now doeth sleep
Dearest one thou hast left us
And our loss we deeply feel,
But tis God that has bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled
When in Heaven in joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tears are shed.
One who loved him.
PROMINENT JURIST DEAD
Judge Joseph M McWhorter, for many years prominent in political life in Virginia and W Va, died at his home yesterday in Lewisburg, Greenbrier county at the age of 85 years
Mr M A Tutwiler is in Romney this week
Paul and Lester Crist are visiting in Cumberland
Rev S Umstot of Reese Mill was in the city on Monday
Mrs T H Davis has returned from a visit to Terra Alta
Miss Tempie Smith is nursing a typhoid case at Piedmont
Floyd and Lloyd Mills went to Oakland Wednesday morning
Mr Paren Parsons and wife of Moorefield are visiting in the city
Miss Alverda Ott of Elk Garden is visiting Miss Maude Blair
Mrs O S Fazenbaker and sons are visiting in Cumberland this week
Mr Walter Walters of Cumberland was in the city one day this week
Mr James Sheetz of Pattersons Creek was in the city Wednesday
Charles Shoemaker and son of Beaver Run was in the city Wednesday
Mrs W C Crist was called to Harrisonburg Va by the illness of her father
Mr Roy Harmison and wife of Baltimore are visiting his mother this week
Mrs Hubert Miller and little daughter, have returned from a visit to Baltimore
Misses Bessie Dawson and Katherine Fout were in Cumberland Wednesday
Mrs Isaac Mills and Master Richard Caldwell spent Tuesday afternoon in Piedmont
Mrs J E Spiker and daughter of Cumberland visited Mrs William Cheshire this week
Master Vernon Beale of James street, is on a visit of several weeks to Cumberland Valley
Mr and Mrs Walter Wageley and daughter visited friends here for a few days this week.
Mr Harrison Alderton and daughter of Davis have been here visiting William Alderton
Mr Frank C Reynolds was in Cumberland Sunday attending the funeral of Mr Claude Robinson
Miss Isabelle McCune has returned to her home in Baltimore, after a visit to her friends in Keyser
Mr and Mrs C L Everhart and children are visiting Mr Everhart's parents near Harpers Ferry
Mrs Osborne Parriott and little son William of Newburg are visiting relatives and friends in the city
Mrs Nancy Hartman of Youngstown Ohio has returned home after a visit to her mother on E street
Cayton Hilghman will leave this week for Philadelphia as an employee of the Baldwin Locomotive Works
Mr and Mrs Charles Geldbaugh of Newburg, who have been visiting relatives, have returned home
Stewart Arnold of Baltimore who has been here to see his father who has been quite ill has returned to his duties
Mr and Mrs Harry Jamison and family of Johnstown Pa, spent several days here with her sister, Mrs A L Beale
Mr H A Sliger and sons, Rev C P Bastian and son and Aristottle Steorts were fishing on Pattersons Creek on Tuesday, and came home with 63 fish
Miss Edith Taylor, Mrs J C McFerran and little daughter, Mary Lucille, of Cumberland are visiting Mrs Ludicks at Junction
Mr J N Martin who has been visiting at Chicago Junction, Ohio, came here this week and reports having a fine time.
Miss Martha Watson who has for the past three weeks been visiting at Pittsburgh Pa, Columbus, Edison and Galion, Ohio, returned home Wednesday afternoon
Mrs George A Caldwell of Bannock Ohio, who has been visiting Atlantic City and Washington, was in the city Thursday, on her way to visit her old home at Purgittsville
Mr and Mrs Harry Geldbaugh and children of Painesville, Ohio, and Mr and Mrs Charles Geldbaugh and children and Jacob Geldbaugh of Newburg, were visiting Mr J C Kephart last Saturday and Sunday
Mr D T Smith of Wildell, made us a pleasant call this week. He is an expert steam engineer and machinist and has been sent to Johnson City, Tenn, to adjust and put in running order a new cog locomotive engine which was failing to give satisfaction, and was on his way home when he stopped over here. He took in the Van Myra Camp over Sunday where he met many old acquaintances, that vicinity being his old home. He has a sister living here, Mrs Sadie Junkins of Piedmont street, and will make her a visit before leaving for his home.
Mrs J L Smith is visiting in Pennsylvania
Miss Pauline Maxfield is visiting friends in Petersburg
Miss Elizabeth MacDonald was in Cumberland Wednesday
Mr A F Rodruck of Martin, was in the city Wednesday
Mr J W Reese of Springfield was in the city Tuesday
Mrs John Neville has returned from a visit to Mt Savage
Mrs D Riley Shull was a Cumberland visitor Wednesday
Mr G M Brown of Lebanon Pa is visiting his father here
Mrs Maurice Newman has returned from a visit to Terra Alta
Mrs Allen of Greenspring is visiting her sister Mrs C E Tharp
Miss Winnie Matheny of Grafton, is the guest of Mrs J W Wolford
Mr Roy Durrett of Cumberland was with friends here Tuesday
Mr Talbott Wagoner of Cumberland spent Sunday with his parents here
Mrs Clarence Borst and daughter of Grafton were here last Saturday
Mr Maurice Jones and family of Williamsport were in Keyser Wednesday
Mr Paul Nefflen of Elkins was in the city Wednesday on a business trip.
Mr L T Carskadon and family were at Van Myra Camp one day this week
Carl Broome is sick with typhoid fever at the home of his parents on Orchard street
Mr and Mrs George Reese of Washington are visiting friends and relatives here
Rev C P Bastian of Charleroi, Pa, was visiting Mr J C Kephart last Wednesday
Mrs Virgil Fout and children of Purgittsville are guests at the home of E M Dawson
Miss Georgia Shelly who has had a long and severe illness with typhoid, is recovering
Miss Amanda Stevenson went to Cumberland Thursday to visit her sister, Mrs Roy Durritt
Mr C G Scribner is in Baltimore to purchase a motor truck for his increasing dray business
Miss Lucy Trask who has been quite ill since the fourth of July with typhoid, is now able to be out
Mr Edward McDonald of Duffield is visiting Mr and Mrs S D Blair and other relatives
Misses Minnie and Mildred Bernard of Westernport are visiting their aunt Mrs W R Davis
Mrs Sadie Kinsey and daughter who have been camping near Fairmont have returned home
Miss Doxie Stewart of New Creek is visiting her sister Mrs Carl Cunningham on E street
Mrs John Bernard and children of Westernport are visiting Mrs W R Davis of Sharpless street
Miss Fannie Anderson of Rowlesburg who has been visiting here returned home Tuesday
Mrs T H Davis and Mrs Everly, who has been visiting their father at Newburg have returned home
Mr W L Harmon and Charles Ritchie who have been in Pendleton county on a fishing trip have returned home
C R Fraley a B&O fireman, was injured while on duty Wednesday, and at once taken to the Hoffman hospital
Mr B W Smith and Miss May Largent of Beaver Run were guests yesterday of Mr and Mrs M A Tutwiler
Mrs Ray Wells and Miss Bertha Wells returned this week from Terra Alta where they have been visiting Mrs Herbert White
Mr and Mrs Charles A Carskadon and son of Philadelphia are visiting friends and relatives here, and made this office a pleasant call
Mr and Mrs John Burke and daughter, Miss Beulah, and their guests Mr and Mrs Smith of Myersdale Pa have returned from a fishing trip
Miss Fannie Anderson of Rowlesburg and Mrs J H Shafer of Keyser, spent the day last Saturday at Mr J C Kepharts on Limestone
Edward and Moses Getz of Martin, have secured employment with the B&O at Chicago Junction and left for that place on Wednesday
Miss Augurita Shores left Thursday for Parsons to attend Teachers Institute. From there she will go to Thomas where she will teach school this winter
Richard W Douglass who has been in Newcastle Pa, for a week visiting his brother Lloyd returned Sunday night. While away he visited Youngstown, Ohio and Pittsburgh and had the finest kind of time
Miss Mabel Stone is on an extended visit to Indiana
Mrs Lena Hutson is visiting in Cumberland this week
Mr M M Bean of Moorefield was in the city one day this week
Mr Judson Blackburn of Parsons, was here a few days this week
Mr Pascal Dunbrack of Covington, Va is visiting relatives here
Mr C E Taylor of Ridgeville was in the city Tuesday and called on us
Mr and Mrs Owen Dorsey have been to Atlantic City for a few days
Miss Gertrude McCoole of Paw Paw is visiting relatives here this week
Mr John Swisher of the Tannery, was a visitor in our city yesterday
Officer Batdorf and family are enjoying themselves on Pattersons Creek
Miss Isabelle Sobraske returned this week from a visit to Garrett, Indiana
Mr and Mrs D W Wright and family are in Newburg visiting friends
Mr and Mrs Thomas O'Conner have been for a few days at Atlantic City
Atty. and Mrs W H Griffith left Monday morning for a visit to Luray
Mr and Mrs John Ridgeway of Cumberland, have been visiting friends here
Miss Virginia Deremer of Alaska, spent Wednesday among friends in the city
Miss Lillian Beatty who has been visiting in Cumberland returned Wednesday
David Selfie wife and daughter of Sunberry Pa, are the guests of J D Selfie
Mr and Mrs Fred Dodd have been visiting in the east and returned home Wednesday
Mrs Harry Whip and daughter returned Tuesday from a trip to Berkeley Springs
Mr B W Smith of Headsville was a pleasant caller at this office on Tuesday
Raymond Lowry who has been visiting his brother in Detroit returned home this week
Mrs M W Trask left this morning for a visit to her son, James Paris, at Marlinton
Mrs Hotchkiss and children of Mt Savage are the guests of Mr and Mrs C E Inskeep
Miss Ada Wagoner who has been taking special training in Michigan, returned this week
Atty. William MacDonald and family are visiting among friends in the Valley of Virginia
Miss Annie Gibson left Monday for her home in Romney after a visit here among friends
Mrs Jas Howell went to Independence Wednesday morning to see her mother who is very ill
Miss Miles of Ridgeley who has been the guest of Mrs C C Clevenger has returned to her home
Mrs Matlick who has been in poor health is very much improved and is feeling better than for years
Mr and Mrs Fritziner of Braddock Pa, who has been visiting Mrs Alderton, here, has returned to her home
Mr and Mrs C E Dayton and Rev F Dayton who has been visiting in the Valley of Virginia returned home this week
Rev and Mrs Miller of Baltimore who have been visiting their son Herbert, returned to their home this week
Mrs J L Moore of Bridgewater was in the city Wednesday returning from a visit to her mother Mrs M M Babb of Falls
Miss Cordelia Blair underwent a slight operation at the Hoffman hospital, Tuesday, having her tonsils removed, and is doing nicely.
Mr W T Orndorff of Headsville was in the city this week. He is in the business of selling fruit trees.
STAR OF HOPE CHILD REFUGE
on the Child Refuge at Burlington is going forward rapidly moved by
the enthusiasm of the committee. Excavation for the basement and the
concrete foundation have been completed and the ten room addition is
under way. The committee is pushing the work so as to be ready for
dedication in September. Elaborate preparations are being planned to
make this a memorable event. Speakers of reputation and ability have
consented to give their service. The newspapers of the different
counties have been kindly place at our disposal. The T M & P RR
and the Keyser Band have promised to help and serve. Other help will
be enlisted. This day will be a day long remembered in the history of
The home will need to be furnished. Personally we intend to place all of our household goods in the home. This will furnish four beds rooms, but we will need more, and here is an opportunity for the ladies to help. Won't you ladies furnish a room, or furnish a bed for some unfortunate friendless child? Who will be the first to respond? We will need bed clothes and other things. Won't you help? And we would repeat we are building the addition by days work. This necessitates paying the men every Saturday. So we would be thankful for our friends to let us have their money as soon as convenient to them. There are a number of persons who are thinking of helping. Friend, Brother, Sister, now, today, is the time to put that thought into execution. Today extend us your helping hand, help us to carry part of the burden, and the burden will be light when shared by two.
Yours, F C Rollman.
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The following charters have been issued by the Secretary of State:
Eastern Refinery Co, of Oil City, Pa, for the purpose of manufacturing, marketing and selling gasoline and crude oil in Lincoln district of Tyler county, W Va. Authorized capital, $50,000.
Back Fork Coal Co, of Fairmont, W Va, to develop coal and other mineral lands in Webster county, W Va. Authorized capital, $200,000 of which $100,000 has been paid.
Montgomery Utilities Co, of Montgomery, W Va, to own and operate water power, electric and gas plants for use of public. Authorized capital, $5,000
The New Freedom Oil Co, of Clarksburg, W Va, to publish a Democratic newspaper and conduct job printing house. Authorized capital, $50,000
St Albans Art Glass Co, of St Albans, W Va, to manufacture glass, art glass, to buy lumber and timber to manufacture boxes. Authorized capital, $50,000
THE BRIDGE BUILDER
old man going a lone highway
Came at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast deep and wide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fears for him.
But he turned when safe on the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.
"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim near,
"You are wasting your strength with building here.
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way,
You've crossed the chasm deep and wide,
Why build you this bridge at evening tide?"
The builder lifted his old gray head
"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said
"There followeth after me today,
A youth whose feet must pass this way
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fairhaired youth may a pitfall be,
He too, must cross in the twilight dim,
Good friend, I am building this for him." -Selected
It became known today that a large force of special and state officers were put to work last night along the routes of the Chesapeake & Ohio and the Norfolk and Western RR's in W Va to capture if possible a band of thieves who last week robbed cars of merchandise valued at $100,000. Charleston and Bluefield are believed to be the headquarters for the gang but it is thought that their operations cover many other smaller towns.
persons holding claims against the estate of Elizabeth J Woodworth,
deceased, are hereby notified to present the same, properly probated
to the undersigned Administrator: all persons knowing themselves to
be indebted to the late Elizabeth J Woodworth will please make
settlement of their accounts promptly.
Adm'r of the estate of Elizabeth J Woodworth, dec'd
AND ELKINS COLLEGE
FALL TERM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 17
Teachers Institute for Mineral county will be held in the auditorium of the Keyser High School building the first week in September. Plans are being made to have this a most successful week. State Supt. M P Shawkey is scheduled to be here for the entire week. This in itself is enough to assure a week worth while. But in addition to this able leader of education affairs in our state we will have Dean Frank B Trotter of the West Virginia University, a man of recognized ability. A special music instructor will be here, Mrs Blanche Carr, of Charleston. Many special features will be added to the regular program to make the week pleasant as well as profitable.
It is reported about local B&O circles that the company is seriously considering the discontinuance of issuing passes to employees. It is said that in lieu of the passes the company will sell employee mileage books at the rate of $1 for 1,000 miles travel. This will amount to practically the same as the employees are concerned, as the charge of $1 for 1,000 miles travel is but a nominal price. The objection to the pass system is that it takes too much time and trouble to issue them.
FIRST TRAIN RIDE
Isaac Robey, uncle of D K Hughes, of this city and 82 years old, left Friday night on Train No 1 for Indiana. This is the first time in all his long life he had ever been on a railroad train.
Mr William Woods formerly of South Keyser but now living in Westernport, was caught Tuesday night by the police and landed in jail. The police were called to South Keyser to quiet a disturbance, and found that it was caused by Woods trying to get possession of one of his children, he having some time ago got a way with one of them to Westernport, but failing to find the children he had gone to the home of Mrs E B Lewis, and there he was found, both he and Mrs Lewis under the influence of liquor. They were both placed under arrest and brought to jail. The woman objected to leaving her little girl, only three years old, but she was left in the care of a kind neighbor. Woods has been wanted for a long time, being under indictment for giving liquor to miners, and he will be held for the next term of court. Mrs Woods went this morning after the other child that Woods had previously taken away.
When Joe Minella, an Italian miner, asked Louis Napolean, who conducts a barber shop on West Main street, in Frostburg, for $1.25 which Minella said he owed him, at 8 o'clock Monday night, Napolean, it is alleged, slashed the former with a razor, with which he was in the act of shaving a customer, inflicting a cut on the miner's head which extends from the left ear to the temple. Napolean then fled from his shop, leaving Louis Labor, an electrician, half shaved in the chair and Minella unconscious and bleeding profusely on the floor, and boarded the nine o'clock street car for Cumberland. Sheriff Corfield, who was notified over the telephone of the affray, arrested Napolean upon his arrival and placed him in the county jail. Labor jumped from the chair when he saw what occurred but Napolean had made his escape. With his face covered with lather he ran into the street summoning aid, carried the wounded miner to a nearby house, where Dr Timothy Griffith attended him. Dr Griffith stated last night that Minella would probably recover. Minella, it is said, was to have moved to Thomas W Va, Monday and before leaving went to Napolean's barber shop and asked him for the $1.25 which the barber owed him. While arguing with Minella, Napolean continued to shave Labor but suddenly turned around with his open razor blade and slashed his debtor, who was sitting in a chair, about the head. Napolean, the sheriff states, is well known here, having worked in a barber shop in this city about a year ago. Last October he was sentenced to six months in the house of correction for cutting another Italian in a brawl on the Queen City pavement.
Rev Richard Lancaster has accepted calls to the Presbyterian churches at Hedgesville and Spring Mills, W Va.
LAW AT REST
During this month the members of the Mineral county Bar Association take their annual rest, and all law offices are closed.
Ex Governor William E Glasscock has declined to accept the deanship of the West Virginia University Law College, having sent the board of regents his declination today.
Of Valuable Personal Property
I will on Saturday, September 6, 1913, at 3 o'clock pm, in front of the courthouse in Keyser, Mineral county, W Va, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, the following:
shares stock Keyser Electric Light Co.
11 shares stock Potomac Milling & Ice Co.
7 shares stock Piedmont Grocery Co.
10 shares stock Knobley Mountain Orchard Co.
10 shares stock Buckhorn Peach Co.
1-5 passenger Ford Touring Car in excellent condition
Terms of Sale-Cash
J Z Terrell, Administrator of the Estate of N J Crooks, Dec'd
To canvas for one of the leading nurseries of Rochester NY, Commission paid every week. Apply to J M Linthicum, Keyser or Perry Nursery Co, Rochester NY. Goods guaranteed. Best bargains ever offered in either wholesale or retail. Permanent positions to right parties
LIST OF LETTERS
unclaimed in the postoffice at Keyser W Va week ending August 21, 1913:
Bessie Mayhew, Miss Joe Miller, Harry Bailey, S H Biser, Simon Carr, F W Criss, Edwin Evans, Richard V Hartman, R L Heister, N H Hendricks, Bunt Montgomery, Alfred Ross, Jno. Ryan, Geo. Schell, Jesse Vanmeter.
Mr David C Hartman of Rada, made us a call Thursday, and tells us that he recently found on his place a land turtle, with the name of B Ewins, August 11, 1811, distinctly cut into the shell. The letters were apparently much worn, but had been cut deep and were still clearly to be read. This makes his turtleship 102 years old from date, and only the turtle knows how much older.
Mr J C Kephart made this office a very pleasant call yesterday, and knowing the editors weakness for good things to eat, brought him a half dozen peaches, for which he has sincere thanks. They were the finest peaches we ever saw, and during the excitement of weighing and measuring them, we forget to ask the variety, but nevertheless they were fine. The six weighed 3lbs and 10 oz and the largest one measured 10 3/8 inches around the small way. The firm of J C Kephart & Sons took last year both first and second prizes for their peaches, and after seeing these he brought us, we do not wonder at it.
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Sunday School at 9:50 am
Preaching service at 11 o'clock am, Subject "The Pharisee is The Republican"
The Union service in the evening will be in the Presbyterian church. Everybody is welcome to these services.
H F Baughman, Pastor
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HOME RENDERED LARD
Two good drought horses. A bargain one rarely sees. Price reasonable. Cash required. Apply at 135 Mozelle street.
MOUNTAIN & POTOMAC RAILROAD
EXCURSION DAILY TO DRY RUN
ACCOUNT OF VAN MYRA CAMP
TRAIN WILL LEAVE KEYSER AT 9:30AM
AND 4:30 PM DAILY. WILL LEAVE DRY RUN
FOR KEYSER AT 7:38AM AND 9:30 PM.
ADDITIONAL TRAINS SUNDAYS
LEAVE KEYSER 6PM
DRY RUN 2:53PM
Bark-Will take what Chestnut Oak bark you have, any amount, at highest market price. H S Thompson, Keyser W Va
Newest Patterns in all kinds of wash goods, fine filmy fabrics, also trimmings, a fine line of summer weight underwear. D Long & Son.
KICKAPOO INDIAN MEDICINE CO
ST LOUIS MO
J E LEPS
FARMS AND ORCHARDS
81 ARMSTRONG STREET
KEYSER W VA
I will be at the Reynolds Hotel the second and last Wednesday of every month, from 1 until 3 o'clock PM. Mrs L M Kenniston, Manager
FOR FLETCHER'S CASTORIA
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
A FIRST CLASS SCHOOL
FALL TERM OPENS
SEPTEMBER 10TH, 1914
WRITE FOR CATALOGUE
JOS. W STAYMAN, PRIN.
KEYSER W VA
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