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MARCH 22, 1913

30 APRIL 2003


Yesterday The News gave a short account of a horrible accident, in which J H Duncan was fearfully injured. Now more is known of the case and the accident. He was operated upon at the Hoffman Hospital and has revived from the immediate first effects, recognizing things around him and talking and hopes are held out of his recovery, though he will be a hopeless and helpless cripple. The left arm and right hand was amputated, and he has severe injuries about the head and chest. When the monster steel car first caught him he was removing the big bolt that holds the car on the truck. The jacks in some way slipped the car out of line and it fell, catching his hand and arm. In their hurried and frantic efforts to release their fellow workman from his awful position, it is said, again the jacks slipped the car in some manner when the victims chest and head were squeezed by the car's under brace rods. At first it was thought Duncan's chest and head were so crushed he must surely die in short time. With all the care possible accidents in the car repair end of the B&O works here are of almost daily occurrence, and yet there are accidents at times that are traced to carelessness.


A party of Cumberland ladies visiting Keyser this week praised the town in the most glowing terms for its well-paved and clean street and the pretty homes. Such expressions as these are really common. People who have traveled extensively accredit Keyser with being one of the cleanest towns its size anywhere. Last year the body of Pittsburg business men, who made a tour of several states, had all this to say, and more.


One of The News advertisers says he has been advertising a long time, but an ad in this paper caused the quickest and most inquiry he has ever had.


A real cyclone swept over 14 states in the South and South west yesterday. The damage was the greatest ever known over so large a territory. In near by territory some damage was done by wind. At Oakland the slate roof on the B&O depot was damaged.


Tomorrow Senator O A Hood will leave for Charleston to be present at meeting of the committee to investigate the bribery charges growing out of the election of a United States Senator at the last session of the legislature.


Yesterday, the first day of spring, came in bright and balmy, dreamy weather like the Sunny Southland, but by night the mythical weather lion had commenced to growl in his lair and by this morning his roar was sufficient to awaken the dead foes of the forest of ages past. Cold, stormy weather has come in the wake of all this illusive sunshine, and in this short time the croak of the frog and the sweet song of the springbird has been hushed as if by magic.


The remains of Thomas Stonebraker, brought here from Cumberland yesterday and now resting at his home in South Keyser, will be buried tomorrow afternoon at Queen's Point cemetery. Funeral exercises will be held by Rev Frank H Havenner in the M E Church at 2 o'clock, and the burial will follow in charge of the Woodmen and Juniors.


 A number of B&O employees, 36 in all discharged, all at once here by the company, aroused a question as to cause, which is now said, so it leaked out to be from boozing. Spotters are thick everywhere and the regulations are growing more rigid in every department of service of the company every day.


John Cox, who was hit by a flying bunghole some time ago thrown by a cut-off saw, is better at this writing

About 1,100 men are employed at the shops now, 700 at the car shops and 400 at the round house

Mike says that "Safety First" means that you must not run splinters in your fingers

Some time ago orders were received from headquarters to make grain doors at this station. The industry has begun work and has turned out over 1,000 already. This work gives regular employment to about five men. "White Hat" and "Dusty" haul the lumber in the mill and rip and haul it out again, while "Groundhog" and a helper put it together.

Helper Charles Barnhouse was off duty one day this week helping to survey a certain tract of land which he helped to survey 13 years ago. Barnhouse says that out of the 4 men that helped to survey the land 13 years ago, he is the only one now living. 13 certainly is still in the limelight.

St Patrick's Day certainly was celebrated at the shops. Dr Frank Fisher was out early in the morning as usual with his brush and bucket of green paint. Patty Dorsey's anvil was painted green and the door knobs in the mill office also were of similar color, yet Frank says he knows nothing about it.

Joe Dickel has 50 jacksticks to turn for Cumberland and says he has nothing to say for publication at this time.

Some of our boys attended a brush cutting and ball game given by Mr Green about 3 miles from town Friday the 21st. Brush cutting was the feature of the morning, while everybody enjoyed the ball game between the Red Star boys and the Laurel Hill team. The scores and some other features will be given in our next.


Leading farmers of Mineral county advises us that farmers have their work in far better shape than for many years. The mild, open weather of the winter has made it possible to work the ground almost all the time, and generally people have taken advantage of it. There has been sufficient freezing weather to loosen up the ground, and it is generally in a nice mellow condition, such as bids much in favor of good summer crops. One man said to us today that there was more spring plowing done for the season of year than in 20 years at this date in March.


Oakland Md-The party of state road surveyors, after running preliminary lines over two routes south of Oakland toward Sunny side, left Sunday for Frostburg and will survey a two mile section of road near Barton, after which they will go to Friendsville and make a survey of the road between Friendsville and Accident. After the Friendsville survey is made, specifications will be drawn up and bids asked for the construction of about 7 miles of road between that place and Accident under the Shoemaker law.


Mr and Mrs John Shobe, who had been in Baltimore having their little daughter treated for infantile paralysis, came home last Friday evening. The little one's leg is put in plaster paris and the have to take her back in six weeks for further treatment

Smallpox has broken out in Maysville, and it is reported that there are five cases, four in the family of Ernest Franz and one in Will Franz's family. Several families that were supposed to have been exposed to the disease have been quarantined, and every position is being taken by the authorities to keep it from spreading.

C A Haslacker, who recently returned to his old home at Maysville from New York City, where he has spent several years, was a Petersburg visitor the first of the week. His wife's health has not been very good for some time, and the doctor advised them to return to the country.

Freeland Cosner of Tucker county, has bought the remainder of the Tannery farm consisting of about 40 acres. Mr Cosner will erect a dwelling and make his home among us.

Within 15 days there was shipped from this station 36 car -loads of freight, which speaks well for Petersburg as a shipping point, especially from such a showing at this time of the year

A A Welton has sold to a Mr Wise and for a Mr Lee, of the Valley, about 100 head of cattle for early delivery.

T J Grove and I S Welton each recently sold their cattle hogs to Geo Milly. Some hogs were sold as high as 8.37 1-2 and some heavy cattle recently sold for $7.65

W N Welton of Hardy sold about 60 head of cattle to Mr Wise, who purchased them for Mr Lee, of the Valley

Page Welton also sold about 30 head to the same party

I S Welton bought 20 head of twos of Geo E Ours.-Petersburg Press


The two Keyser youths who got license to marry at Cumberland a few days ago and were prevented by the would-be bride's mother getting on to the matter and locking the girl in her room at home, won out in spite of all, last night. The groom is Charles Franklin Crawford, son of Mr and Mrs Elmer Crawford of D street and Miss Carrie May Barr, daughter of Harvey Barr, living in east Keyser. The main objection to the union was the extreme youth, particularly of the bride, who is a school girl of fourteen years. Last night they stole away from watchful parents at 1:30 o'clock and drove to Westernport, where they were united in marriage by Rev McKinley of St James church. They returned at 3:30 to the home of the groom, received the blessing of the parents, and will live happily together at Mr Crawford's home. After receiving the license Tuesday night the groom crossed the river bridge to McCoole, Md, and with a minister for several hours waited for the bride to appear, but she had been found out and was under guard by the mother in the Barr home.


At the Prep School by the Y W C A assisted by the W M C A.

Sunday, March 23, at 4 PM

Piano Solo, Miss Margaret Liller

"To a Water Lily"

"To a Wild Rose"

-Mac Dowell

Vocal Solo, Miss Myrtle Vossler

"Let Joy and Peace Reign Everywhere"

Scripture Lesson-Responsive

Mark 16: 1-15

The Lords Prayer in concert

Chorus by the students, "He Did Not Die In Vain"

Piano Solo, Miss Elsie Hoffman

Concert Etude, Mac Dowell

Reading, Miss Lucile Hammond

"The Loveliest Rose in all the World"

Report of Home Mission Work, Miss Irene Davis

Chorus by the Students, "Joy Dispels our Sorrow"

Piano Solo, Miss Sisler, "Love Dream" liszt

Y W C A Benediction, "The Lord watch between me and thee which we are absent one from the other.


Thursday night Mrs Elizabeth Davis, who lives with her daughter, Mrs W H Longsdorf, 100 Davis street, on the occasion of her 64th birthday, was given a very pleasant surprise party by her children and grandchildren with her son's wives. In all, the guests participated. She received a number of useful presents. Refreshments were beautifully supplied.


Mrs Will Mohler and children of Pittsburgh are visiting Mrs John Mohler on Orchard street

Mrs Hallie Beatty entered her baby at the Hoffman Hospital for treatment

Miss Emma Carr is able to be out after several weeks illness

E R Connell, the jeweler, has an agency contract for the Royal Typewriter for the counties of Mineral, Grant, Pendleton, Tucker and Hardy counties. W B Connell will be field representative for this machine

Mrs Laura Davis has returned from a few days visit at Grafton

Mrs George Cheshire of Belington is visiting in town

Mr Ovie Gordon has returned from her visit to Virginia

Mrs Geo Sheets and son George returned last evening from three weeks visit to Trenton, NJ

Miss Sarah Johnson returned yesterday from a visit at Elkins

S E Leech of Cameron, President of the Cameron Orchard Co, operating at Knobley Mountain, is here today looking after their business interests

Atty H K Deane of Piedmont was in Keyser today

W H Bashore, assistant freight agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad, who lives at Trenton, NJ, is spending the Easter season with his brother, Chas F Bashore, 54 Fort Ave.


Services for Easter Day, March 23, 1913, Sunday School 9:45 am, Mr C M Miller Supt.

Morning Prayer, Sermon and special Easter music by the choir at 11 o'clock

Evening Prayer and Sermon at 7:30 o'clock

The public will be cordially welcome at all of the Easter Day services.

R E L Strider, Rector

The American Lady Corset, in perfect form fitting models, at I M Long's.

Fresh Easter eggs for all the people of Keyser to be had at Greenwades

Madame Sibyl Sammis MacDermid dramatic soprano, as one of the most brilliant artists of Chicago, will give a concert in the Prep Auditorium, the first week in May, for the benefit of the Y W C A.
Lucile Hammond, Pres
Alice Fetzer, Sec

The graceful dancing quartet by the four young ladies will have a special feature at the Music Hall, March 27-28. Benefit Keyser Fire Department.

For all Easter supplies of green stuff and Easter table supplies go to D T Greenwade's

The Delicatessen Hotel, Corner Armstrong and Main Street. C&P Phone 130r

The prettiest Easter shoes in Keyser at I M Long's

Don't fail to see the most beautiful first part, "An Afternoon at Newport," at Music Hall, March 27-28. Benefit Keyser Fire Department

The best shoe made, The Bostonian for men, at I M Long's