KEYSER TRIBUNE
KEYSER WV
NOVEMBER 22, 1912


ALASKA NEWS

  Nov 20, 1912
  Mrs Wilson Kerns is visiting her husband at Sand Patch, Pa.
  Mr and Mrs Golden Crawford, who recently moved to Keyser, were here last Sat and made sale of their household goods.
  Mr and Mrs Henry Hawkins and children of Tunnelton, are spending a few weeks with home folks here.
  Earl Rogers, of Keyser, was visiting friends here last Sun.
  Mrs Lulu Carroll and children, of Cumberland, are visiting her mother, Mrs H A Pyles.
  E C marker moved into the Brookheart house, up street, this week.
  Alfred Bidinger, of Green Spring, will move into the house vacated by Mr Marker.
  J B Dowden, and Henry Hawkins butchered a hog this week that weighed 620 pounds on foot.
  Scribe


BEAVER RUN ITEMS

  Thanksgiving service has been announced at the church.
  Miss Serepta Bane of Illinois, is visiting friends on the Run. She and Mrs Matilda Arnold of the same state, widow of the late Zachariah Arnold, came in on a visit a few weeks ago. The latter is visiting near relatives on Pattersons Creek. They will return home next week.
  Mrs Lydia B Arnold will return to Bridgewater this week but G S A will remain yet a little while.
  Daniel Arnold had a hard attack of sickness the first of week but is better again.
  One of B W Smith's horses ran a nail in her foot a short time ago. She got bad and was taken to the veterinary at Romney, and is now reported she has lockjaw.
  Seymour Whipp and posse are baling hay on the Run.
  Mort Cheshire of Piedmont, is over here taking a hunt for rabbits.
  Mrs Ella Whipp went to Gorman last week to visit her sick parents and has not returned home yet. The latest word from there says Mr and Mrs Thompson are both worse.
  Certainly this is a greasy week here, so many are butchering.
  Who will tell us a dead sure way, a pop shot, to make hens lay right away? But don't all speak at once. It's disrespectable to do so.
  Same As Before.


ELK GARDEN

  Work is in progress on the second road bridge across from Abram's creek, that was carried away in the great washout. The other bridge is about completed.
  Mr Ben Coleman of Oakmont, attended the funeral of his mother last Sun. She died at Coketon at the age of 87 years and was buried at Oakland.
  Rev W W White and wife returned from his father's home at Romney, and she from her mother's home in Philadelphia.
  Rev John A Shockey began revival services at Oakmont this week.
  Mrs D C Arnold visited her daughter, Mrs J R Hubbs, at Thomas the past week.
  Wm Biggs while cranking the motor at mine No 20, last Mon, was struck by the crank and rendered unconsciousness for two hours. He will not be able to return to work for several days.
  Last week Robert Dayton was struck on the chin by a switch bar and received an ugly cut. It took a number of stitches to close the gash.
  James Norman and wife are visiting friends in and near Pittsburgh this week, and incidentally Mr Norman is purchasing goods.
  Edward Flanagan, of Dawson Pa, aged 42 years, single and a miner at Gleason mines, was found dead at Nethken's Siding above Shaw, last Sun morning, by the crew on a helper. Coroner F C Rollman and Justice Ed Aronhalt went to the place and a jury was impaneled. The unfortunate man's skull was injured and one hand cut off, and on his person was found $20.10. The verdict of the jury was that he came to his death by being struck or knocked off by a train. Coroner Rollman brought the body to Elk Garden and prepared it for burial. The body was identified on Mon by John Sherlock, the dead man's chum, and shipped TO Pennsylvania Tues. It seems that the two were trying to ride on a freight train and had with them a gallon jug of whiskey which explains the situation.
  The meetings under the charge of Rev Miss Ida Judy are well attended at ten Bible study has become an important feature. "I cannot afford to miss Bible Study."
  Robert Grant and wife are visiting relatives at Dobbin. He is taking his vacation.
  Roland


FOUNTAIN NEWS

  As I have been absent for quite a while, I will try to give a little news from Fountain again.
  Butchering is the order of the day.
  Miss Deelya Rogers was the guest of her cousin, Mrs Seymour Taylor, Sat and Sun.
  Miss Blanche Staggs came home last Wed from a ten days' visit with friends at Antioch and New Creek.
  Mrs Hamp Parrill visited her sister, Mrs Clarence Clark, at McCoole, Md Sun.
  Mr Ernest Taylor was calling on Miss Nannie Umstot Sun last.
  Mrs Tabitha Urice visited Mrs Fred Urice Tues evening.
  Mr B G Bailey was calling at the Knobley View Farm Sun evening.
  R U Y's.


GRANT COUNTY

  Press (Petersburg) of 14th
  Miss Mary Daughtery, who has been employed as stenographer in the State Democratic Headquarters at Parkersburg, spent Tues night here on her return to her home at Franklin.
  Just at the time of going to press, we learn of the death of Daniel Yokum, a highly respected citizen of Pansy. Mr Yokum was 63 years old. His death was caused by cancer of the stomach. He was taken sick last Feb and had been confined to his bed for several weeks and for the last twelve weeks he was unable to take any nourishment except a little milk once or twice a day.
  Henry Bible, who has been living in Md, returned to Grant Co to reside this week.
  Rev W D Barger of Hagerstown Md, is visiting his sister, Mrs Belle Shobe, near town.
  Mrs Jacob Hinkle, who was visiting her son, Walter, at Cissna Park, Ill, has returned to her home at Milam.
  Miss Catherine Welton left Sun for Keyser, where she will spend a few days visiting Mrs E A Burke and Miss Sallie Johnston.
  Jason J Harmon, is visiting his father, Samuel Harman, near town. Mr Harman has moved his family from Laneville to Milam, where they will reside.
  John Groves, of the Ridges, returned the first of the week from a business trip to Canaan. John says last Sat the snow in Canaan was two inches deep.
  Dr J B Grove left Mon for Charleston, where he goes as a delegate, from the Petersburg Masonic lodge to attend the grand lodge of the state, which is now in session.
  Dr Siple took the young son of J H Layton to Cumberland Mon, for an operation. Also Dr Judy took Mrs Allen Foley to the John Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore.

  LAHMANSVILLE
  Nov 12
  James Hood went to Keyser yesterday.
  Mr and Mrs w P Bazzle and daughter's Ceata and Mrs Buena Pollock and baby, of Keyser, have been visiting friends and relatives here the past few days.
  A post card shower was given to Mrs A R McNemar last Thurs, Nov 7, by her many friends, the occasion being her 79th birthday. She received 140 cards. Many of her friends and relatives remembered her with a card.



HAMPSHIRE NEWS

  Review (Romney) of 13th
  Edgar Mytinger, of Keyser, spent Sun here.
  Mrs Sallie Brady returned from Washington last week.
  Miss Mattie Duvall, of Moorefield, is a guest of the Misses Hass.
  Misses Willie Parsons and Ayery Heiskell spent several days in Cumberland.
  Rev and Mrs W W White, of Elk Garden, spent first of the week at Rev G D White's.
  Mr and Mrs Kenny, of Piedmont, are guests at the home of G W Parsons, near town.
  Mrs McGuire of Richmond, is visiting her daughter, Mrs R Cary Montague, at the D&B Schools.
  Mrs W M Mytinger left Tues for Rainelle W Va, where she will join the remainder of the family.
  Mrs John J Cornwell is attending the annual meeting of the Daughters of the Confederacy in Washington this week.
  Miss Maggie Sloan and her niece, Miss Jane of Burlington, spent Sun at C C Harmison's on their way to Cumberland.
  Mr and Mrs Hugh Nelson of Long Branch, Millwood Va, announce the engagement of their only daughter, Nannie Adelaide, to Mr Prescott Huidekoper, of this county. Mr Huidekoper is a master at the County school, Stuyvesant, Warrenton just now.

  SPRINGFIELD
  Mr Cosner and family who have moved from Laneville to Green Spring Valley, will occupy a house on the Donaldson farm until their house is completed on the Raymond farm, purchased some time since from E A McGlathery.
  Campbell Blue and wife, who drove from Wheeling last week, spent several days at the home of J H blue, and left Mon for their home at Kerneysville.
  Miss Donnie Shanholtzer, of Staunton, is visiting her cousin, Miss Mary Shannon.
  Mrs Jack Neff is in Washington.
  Walter Fields is erecting a residence on the "Crams Hill" near his mother's home.
  Mrs Mary Blue returned Fri from a visit to Romney.
  Mrs J B Thompson, of Romney, was a guest at Mrs Pue's last week.
  Mr and Mrs Harry Wagoner have a new daughter.
  Miss Jennie Parker has been quite sick the past week.
  Mrs Wm Satterfield and daughter, Mrs Margaret Smith, were in town Sat.

  Review (Romney) of 20th)
  Miss Mollie Beckman is visiting relatives in Cumberland.
  Geo S Arnold, Sr of Wouth Branch, spent last Fri in town.
  Mrs Helen Moore is visiting her daughter, Mrs Hardesty, at Summitt Point.
  Miss Laura Gilkeson left last week for St Louis Mo, to visit Mrs Sluss?.
  Mrs J D Parsons and son Garrett left Mon for their home in ? Col.
  Miss Ella ?Allen of Moorefield, is visiting her brother, Frank Allen at Shanks.
  Joseph Pancake accompanied by Miss A? Heiskell spent Sun with relatives near Moorefield.
  Mrs ?Seigle and granddaughter, of Hancock, spent Sun here with her daughter, Miss Stella Seigle.
  Miss M R Foote attended the funeral of Mrs Anne Pleasants Hopkins in Charles Town last Wed. Rev Dr Brooke was one of the officiating ministers at the funeral.
  More than a year ago, Mrs Luther Ornderff had driven into her hand a needle or piece of one more than three fourths of an inch in length. She has suffered immensely and went twice to a hospital for an operation but failed to get it removed. A few days ago the needle worked through to the surface when she was able to get hold of it and remove it.
  Harold Warfield Hott, son of John B and Ora M Hott, died at the home of his parents last Wed aged 6 years, 10 mos and 10 days. Burial services were held at Ebenezer Thurs conducted by Rev J H Billingsley.
  G Taylor Foltz departed this life Tues November 5, 1912, owing to a complication of diseases. Although he had been in bad health for a long time the end came suddenly at his home. He was born march 13,1848 and was reared, lived and died near Slanesville. He married Miss Lizzie Shanholtzer of North River Mills December 17, 1872. Their wedded life was one of unbroken love. He was laid to rest at Matlick cemetery, a number of friends being present to do honor to his memory.


HARDY COUNTY NEWS

  Moorefield Examiner of 14th
  W F Friddle and Will Wilson went to Cumberland Sat and returned Sun with Mrs Wilson, who was recently operated upon for appendicitis. We are glad to say she is getting along nicely.
  Mary Bell Peck, wife of Eston Peck, an esteemed colored citizen of this community, died Tues after a short illness and will be buried today. She is survived by a husband and a number of small children.
  Word was received here last week of the death of the young son of Mr and Mrs F M Rogers, of East Orange NJ. the many friends in this community will regret to hear of the death of the young child.
  Mrs Ethel Holmes, who has been visiting relatives here for several weeks, left Mon morning for her home in Honolulu Hawaii.
  Mrs Jennie Volmer and son Jack, of Gaithersburg Md, arrived last week on a visit to Mr and Mrs F S Randolph.
  Miss Marjory Hatcher, of Winchester Va, arrived last week and will spend some time with Mr and Mrs C B Welton.
  Geo W Fisher, left Mon morning for Charleston to attend the session of the Grand Lodge of Masons, in session this week.
  Mrs Paul Wilson, who has been quite sick with pneumonia, at her home in Moundsville, we are glad to say, is improving.
  B B McMechen of Glendale, was re-elected a member of the county Court of Marshall Co.
  Geo H Kuykendall has been suffering very much the past week with boils on his neck.
  Born to Mr and Mrs G A Hevner last week, a daughter.
  Miss Ellen Allen left Mon for a short visit to relatives in Hampshire.
  Dr A P Butt and H M Mele of Davis, are spending a few days here for hunting.


MT STORM ITEMS

  The school house would not roll. First they tried to pull it with horses; then they got an engine. They got the house in the road but no further. Then they had to make a road around the house for the public. Now they are tearing the house down. The trouble seemed to be that the road was too narrow.
  J J Cosner is at work on David Aronhalt's house. He will soon have it ready for the roof.
  Miss Jessie Idleman who is attending the school at Empire spent Sat and Sun at home with her parents.
  Miss Emma Stoyer is visiting Mt Storm friends and attending the meeting.


PENDLETON COUNTY NEWS

  FRANKLIN
  Nov 11
  Die at his home on Friend's Run, Nov 9th of paralysis, Henry Bowers.
  School began last Wed with J H cook, principal and teacher of the High school dept, Mr Cooks Assistants are Berlin Eye, Miss Ruth Stearn and Miss Susie Daughtery.
  Miss Margie Boggs last Sat went to Petersburg.
  Miss Mary Daughtery returned Tues evening from Parkersburg.
  Dr and Mrs F Moomau were in Cumberland shopping a day or two last week.
  Born to Mr and Mrs Roy Campbell, Nov 5th, a daughter.
  Mrs Annie Boggs and little son, Richard, who were sick last week are well.
  Rev C R Lacy is suffering with a large boil on his neck.


PIEDMONT NEWS

  Piedmont W Va, Nov 11
  The funeral of the late William P Kenny, one of the proprietors of they well known Kenny House, took place at 10 o'clock Thurs morning from St Peter's Catholic Church, with five priests officiating - Rev Fathers Timothy B Kenny of Baltimore, a brother of the deceased; Flood of Westernport, and McGuigan, Carey and Sullivan of Washington.
  Michael J Morgan, who will graduate as a pharmacist in Baltimore in June met with an accident last week by a fall and broke his arm.
  Messrs A F Hawkins and Chas T Neff, Democrats, have been elected members of Piedmont District School board. Messrs Edward Casey, Democrat, and J Forsyth Harrison, Republican, were elected justices of the peace for Piedmont District and Mr Ralph Helferstay as constable. Piedmont voted in favor of the Prohibition constitutional amendment.
  Master Alfred Spates Brady is ill with a mild case of typhoid fever.
  There is one case of diphtheria in town.
  Mrs Maner Jenkins and son, Master Robert of Elkins are the guests of her step-daughter and family, Dr and Mrs H F Pinnell.
  Born on Sat, Oct 26, to Mr and Mrs Clarence Bowers - a daughter.
  Mr Elkins Goshorn, who has been ill with typhoid fever for several weeks, has so far recovered as to be able to be up in his room.
  The youngest brother of Mr Mrs Will Bryant, who has been ill with scarlet fever is getting along nicely.
  Mrs Abe Abramson, who has been quite sick at her home on Fairview street for the past week is better.
  Mrs H B Dawson and Ms Susie Neville were visitors to Keyser Fri evening.
  Mrs Wm Dawson of Keyser was a visitor here on Sat afternoon last.


SCHELL

  Nov 18
  It is somewhat blustery and some snow flying here on the mountain the last couple of days.
  Sometime back it was thought that about all the stock that was for sale about here had been shipped out, but inside the last two weeks, Mr Ruckman, of Hardy Co, has shipped a car load of cattle from Schell. Ad Lucas has sold two of his horses and another of our farmers has sold a flock of stock sheep. There are still plenty of sheep for sale n our end of the county. Don't suppose that "free raw material" in the way of wool, has anything to do with it.
  By the way, the election may have gone just as some in this end of the county may have wished, yet we have no cause for complaint as "Mighty" Nehtken, a native of Elk District, is elected sheriff and we have a patent (Patton) on the assesorship of the county.
  Week before last the remains of Samuel Sollars was brought to this place from Cumberland, where he had died of typhoid fever, and taken to Rehoboth church for burial. The deceased was a son of the late Andrew Sollars of this neighborhood and was about 45 years of age. He leaves a family and several brothers and sisters to mourn their loss.
  Robt Washington, of South Branch, spent several days recently on business at his farm near here, where he has two sawmills cutting his timber. Fred Kisner, who has been working on a lath mill in the southern part of the state, returned to his home here a few days ago to attend school this winter.
  Rev L H Fike, of the Brethren Church, delivered a very interesting sermon at Rehoboth last Sun. His theme was "Give thanks to God in all things."
  Uncle John


MARRIAGES

  License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:
  Nov 11 - Thomas Harley Jones and Pearl Shoemaker, both of Cumberland Md.
  Samuel Sheridan and Mary E Albaugh, both of Berkeley Springs W Va.
  Ephriam Stafford and Minnie Bell Rice, both of Iron Mt.
  Albert Alexander Albright of Ridgeley W Va, and Hannah Cecilia Briner of Eckhart Md.

  Nov 18
  Hartford Helena Norris of Little Orleans Md, and Agnes Grace Gertrude Whorton of Hancock Md.
  John Lewis Hettenhouser of Little Orleans Md and Edith McCusker of Hancock Md.
  Richard Shomaker of Allegany Mines Md and Cadellia Long of Borden Shaft Md.
  John Barclay and Elizabeth Stewart, both of Lonaconing.

  Nov 20
  Gransville Harper Wolford and Zeldy Blanche Wolford, both of Slanesville W Va.
  James Frederick Saville and Flossie Nealis, both of Augusta, W Va.
  Osborne McIntyre of Keyser W Va, and Isabella MacDonald of Middland Md.

KINGWOOD W VA, NOV 20

  Foster Ray Eigler, private secretary to Rep William G Brown of the Second W VA district, and Miss Edna Deyerle Gatewood were married at the Methodist Manse here by Rev Albert D Craig. Mr and Mrs Ziegler left for Washington, where they will spend the winter.

CRISFIELD

  Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Anne Elizabeth Beauchamp, daughter of Mr and Mrs Stephen D Beauchamp, to Fred W Henderson, to take place Wed, Nov 27, at Marion.

HARRISONBURG VA

  Dr R Painter, of Dayton, and Miss Ada Showalter, daughter of A J Showalter of Mount Clinton, were married Thurs. They will spend the winter in Hollendale Fla.

  Roy Crickenberger, son of Mrs Lizzen Crickenberger, of Weyers Cave, and Miss Nellie Moore, of Mount Sidney, daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Moore, were married Thurs. They will reside here.

CHARLESTOWN W VA

  Miss Clara S Hooff, of Charlestown, has issued cards announcing the marriage of her sister, Miss Bettie Beall to Anselm Bailey Urquarto Sat, Nov 9, in Washington DC. The couple will reside at Norfolk Va.

ANNAPOLIS

  Mr and Mrs Charles H Worthington, of Anne Arundel county, announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Ethel, to Alexander Hamilton Polk, of Arlington Md. No date for the wedding has yet been set.


DEATHS

DEATH OF "DOC" OFFNER

  While being initiated into the Loyal Order of Moose, at Westernport last Mon night Zadock Troxell Offner, of Keyser, better known as "Doc" Offner, suffered death from heart trouble when he received a shock from an electric apparatus made use of in the degree.
  Offner was of Keyser and one of the most popular railroad men in the employ of the B&O. He was strong and apparently possessed of the perfect of health.
  The electric generator used in the initiation is a small hand affair with dry batter and produces but a slight shock. Its use on a candidate while he is blind-folded, at times produces terror, yet does no physical harm. State's Attorney, Perdue stated that five candidates had been "put through the same course without harm to them before Offner was reached, but when it was applied to Offner, it is said he fell unconscious on the floor and though medical attention was at once given he never regained consciousness and died shortly after midnight.
  The authorities do not hold the loyal order of Moose responsible.
  Offner's uncle, Dr Z T Kalbaugh, was at his side ten minutes after he was stricken. Dr A B Kalbaugh and Dr Wilson were also present. They were unable to revive Offner. Sloan Harner of Keyser was in the hall as was also Offner's chum, Benjamin Sims, who had just finished taking the degree when Offner was brought in. Elmer Crawford and Louis Conrad had just been put through with several others before Sims. Offner was a member of the Ancient Order Knights of the Mystic Chain and of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He carried an insurance to the amount of $1,500.
  He was 21 years old He is survived by his father and mother, Mr and Mrs Issac H Offner, of Fairmont, and sisters, Mrs Mollie Rice and the Misses Catoria, Mattie and Marguerite Offner.
  Services were held Thurs afternoon at the M E Church, conducted by Rev Franck H Havenner. Interment was made in Queen's Point Cemetery.
  The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings were profuse.

DR G T DAILEY

  Dr G T Dailey, one of the most widely known physicians in this section of the State, died unexpectedly Mon evening at the home of Mrs Susan Pancake, four miles above Romney.
  Dr Dailey, who has been in ill health for some time, was so far improved Sun as to drive out. Going to Mrs Pancake's he decided to remain over night, being fatigued. Mon he got up, but had to go back to bed. Mon evening he was quite complaining and at his request Mrs Pancake telephoned for Dr Shull. The latter found him very weak but did not anticipate any immediate danger. About 6 o'clock he expired quite suddenly.
  Undertaker Racey prepared the remains for burial and brought the body down Mon night to the home of Miss Jennie Dailey, with whom he resided. The funeral will probably occur Wed.
  DR G T Dailey was prior to the time of his broken health and exceptionally successful physician, peculiarly able in his profession and widely read. No person was his enemy. Everyone who knew him and especially those who consulted him will regret most sincerely his death. -Hampshire Review of 20th.

MRS FRANCES SAYRE DEAD

  Miss Frances Sayre, aged 31 years, died at 11:30 am, Nov 21, 1912 at the Hoffman Hospital. About one week ago, Miss Sayre underwent an operation for appendicitis. She was daughter of Marshall Sayre, the old and well known B&O conductor, and was one of the most popular young women in Keyser. She was employed as a stenographer in the office of J J Z Terrell, local B&O agent. Aside from her parents, she is survived by a sister, Miss Hallie Sayre; employed in the postoffice. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

  DIES AT CENTRAL STATION

After traveling half the road to the home of his childhood, that he had longed to see for many years, and then he sent the remainder of the way in a shroud, after dying in a local railroad station, was the fate of David Kohler, who is believed to have relatives here. Mr Kohler died yesterday morning in the Western Md railroad station while, in the company with his aged wife, his daughter and son-in-law, he waited for the 7:35 Pa railroad train.
  Mr Kohler was 72 years old. He was born in Germany and came to this country when he was quiet young. He settled in Roaring Branch Pa, and later moved to near Kitzmiller, Garret County. There he married and prospered.
  For years, he wanted to visit the home of his early life in this country, and about a week ago with his family, started for Roaring Branch, when the four arrived here, Mr Kohler became ill and was taken to the home of friends on Vine Street where he improved steadily. Yesterday the trip to Roaring Branch was resumed. While waiting for the train, Mr Kohler experienced a choking sensation and this became so serious that Dr John K Littlefield was called but the sufferer died before the physician had an opportunity to arrive. -Cumb News of 9th.

JAMES I BARRICK DEAD

  James I Barrick, a native of this county, and former resident of Keyser, died Nov 17th, 1912, at his home in Washington DC, where he was in the government service for 18 years. The remains were brought to Keyser Wed and after the services in the M E church, were laid to rest in Queens Point Cemetery.
  Twenty-five years ago he was one of the best known men in this end of the State, and widely known throughout the State. In politics he was an uncompromising republican and served the county one term as a member of the House of Delegates. He was the first only elected Clerk of Mineral County and served the county for several terms as clerk of both circuit and county courts.
  Mrs J H Rhine, Water Street, is a sister and Mr J B O Clemm is a son-in-law. A number of relatives are in Elk District and others through the west.
  He was twice married; his first wife was a sister of the late Dennis Duling.

WILLIAM H MILLER

  William H Miller, 85 years old, died early Mon morning at his home near Barton, this county. His wife, aged 84 years, survives and last Sat they celebrated the sixty-fourth anniversary of their marriage. Mr Miller served on the board of county commissioners some years ago. He was a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Six daughters survive - Mrs Henry Porter, Mrs John Phillips, Mrs John Greenhorn, and Miss Jennie Miller of Barton; Mrs T W Merritt of Elkins, and Mrs James McDonald, near Barton. -Cumb News

BROTHER KILLED

  P V Doyle, make up and ad.man on the Daily Inter Mountain, received a telegram this morning stating that his brother, James W Doyle, had been fatally shot yesterday at Prestonburg Ky, where he was engaged in the motion picture business. Mr Doyle left this afternoon for his home in Piedmont, where the remains will be interred. The telegram gave no details, but is supposed to have been a hunting accident, as a letter received yesterday from James stated that he expected to take a hunting trip. The deceased was 29 years old and single. His mother resides in Piedmont. -Elkins Inter Mt of 16th.

KEGLEY W VA

  November 18 - R E Karces, a well-known resident of this place, committed suicide by partially blowing off his head with a shotgun. He was about 40 years old and was manager of the Kegley Wholesale Grocery Co. He leaves a widow and two small children.

BERKELEY SPRINGS W VA

  Nov 14 - Roy Byrney, 24 years of age, son of Algernon Barney, was killed while at work in the woods near here by a tree falling on him.


PERSONALS

  Mrs Bessie Beatty, of Salt Lake City, Utah, arrived here this morning on B&O train No 8, completing a 98 hour continuous railroad journey, as she had started Wed afternoon. She started at once to Purgittsville, to be present at the burial of her brother, Gerald Veach.
  David Lynn, of Cumberland, spent Sun here with his daughters.
  Mrs Joe Howell and son, Wayne, left Sat for a short visit at Terra Alta.
  Mrs Grover Leith and baby have gone to Paw Paw for a few days visit to her parents.
  Mrs James Clemm went to Terra Alta, Sun to see her daughter-in-law, Mrs Milo Clemm, who has been quite ill.
  Conductor J M Hardy, who has been off duty for some time with an injured knee, has reported for service.
  Mrs Harry Markwood and little son left Sat for Fairmont, where they are guests of her sister, Mrs Earl Smith.
  Mrs J H Markwood returned last Sun night from a few days visit with her daughter, Mrs F P Edgell, at Harpers Ferry.
  C H Leps returned Sat from Baltimore, where he was called by the illness of his wife, who is on a visit to her mother, Mrs Henrietta Caudy, Densmore Park.
  E C Dayton, of McCoole, has secured a position as delivery clerk for the Mercantile Co of Westernport, and will remove his family to that place this week.
  Bruce, son of Mr and Mrs Sloan Arnold, recently operated upon at the Hoffman Hospital for appendicitis is rapidly recovering at his home in the country.
  Dr W T Highberger and wife and Mrs E G Vossler, of Maysville, who made an auto trip to Cumberland, early last week returned home Sat, following the South Branch Valley to Petersburg.
  William G Brown, the Democratic candidate for congress, certainly made a splendid showing in his home precinct in Kingwood. He received 88 votes on the Bull Moose ticket, and 28 on the Taft ticket, or 33 in all, in a precinct about two to one Republican.
  Dr A A Scherr, who has practiced at Eglon for several years, has sold out there and has located in Grafton for the practice of his profession. The Journal is sorry that Dr Scherr has decided to leave us.
  Miss Francine Lovenstine went to Keyser today to visit her sister, Mrs A C Feather. -Kingwood Journal of 14th.
  Ex-Mayor E Clay Timanus, of Baltimore who was enjoying an outing in hunting in the vicinity of Maysville, Grant Co, as the guest of B S McDonald, was called home through a telegram received by C H Vossler here, saying that the Mayor's uncle, David Carroll, was in a dying condition. Mr Timanus returned Tues to spend a few more days after turkey and other game, which abounds plentifully on New Creek Mountain.
  Milton Tucker, son of the late Dan Tucker, of Grant Co, arrived here last of the week and went up in the country to visit his old home. Thirty years ago he went to Kansas, and he was here once since, that was seven years ago. In the lapse of a third of century a great part of his relatives and close friends have died or moved away and the course of development has so changed that country since his boyhood he says he has forgotten the few by-paths,not eliminated by time, and he is lonesome at the sight. He has prospered in his western home. His mother, Mrs Elizabeth Tucker, lives at Oakland Md.
  Mrs Sara Mahaney, aged 69 years, widow of Nathan Mahaney, died Nov 20th at Cumberland.
  B&O engineer David Smith is having an addition made to his home on Water Street, already a large double house.
  Mrs Dr F P Stehley spent yesterday in Cumberland.
  E B Creel of Cumberland, spent Mon afternoon here.
  Clerk J V Bell, was a business visitor to Cumberland on Mon.
  Capt and Mrs Jordan were visitors to Cumberland on Mon.
  Mrs Elmer Crawford spent Mon on business in Cumberland.
  Mrs Will Chesshire and little son were visitors to Cumberland Mon.
  John Bolen, of Riverton Va, is visiting his brother, Ed Bolen on Spring St.
  Mrs H C Combs, who spent some time here, has returned to Washington DC.
  Chas Bell, a B&O operator at this place, has moved his family here from Piedmont.
  Joseph H Friddle, a carpenter, who recently located at Cumberland, is visiting friends here.
  Mrs Harry Cole and son, of Cumberland, spent Sat and Sun here with relatives.
  Mrs S D Blair and daughter returned home Sun from a short visit to relatives in Cumberland.
  Mrs W A C Welch of Willow Ave, is ill and Miss Grace Tephabaugh of the same street is also sick.
  Mr and Mrs A J Lucas of Schell, were in town Tues on their over about Burlington on a short visit.
  Conductor J M Hardy, who has been off duty for some time with an injured knee, has reported for duty.
  Miss Lou Murphy returned Sun from a visit to the home of Dr and Mrs Ravenscroft at Weber W Va.
  Norvel Glover has resigned his position with the Keyser Laundry and accepted a position at the B&O shops.
  Mrs James Clemm went to Terra Alta Sun to see her daughter-in-law, Mrs Milo Clemm, who has bee quite ill.
  Dr Floy Edgell, of Harper's Ferry, brought his two children up Wed and left them to spend a while with their grandparents.
  Mrs A C Feather, and Miss Frances Lovenstein of Kingwood, were at Cumberland with Mrs Arch Lovenstein, who is very sick.
  Samuel Leatherman, who has been clerking in a store at Marlinton for some time, returned last week to the old home near the Tannery.
  Dr A K Dickle has a comfortable 6 room home nearly completed on Water street. Ed Rush and Geo E Rine have charge of the job.
  Master James Burns who underwent a successful operation at the Hoffman hospital some time ago, was bale to return to the home of his parents on Orchard St Sun.
  John H Parker at a sale held by Special Commissioner E V Parker, bought the real estate belonging to the Burlington Mercantile Co. Mr Parker was one of the big stockholders of the mercantile business which was considerably involved by certain parties absconding with funds of the company.
  Ben Souder, Milem, Pendleton Co, drove into Keyser, Tues night with a load of dressed pork for which he realized a big price. He reports heavy crops and good prices for everything to be sold.
  C E Harrison has advertised his household goods at Barkville, preparatory to returning to Keyser with his family for the winter. His branch store at that place will be continued. Mr Harrison will reside in the Hamill property on Mozelle street.

  Charley Hardesty of Keyser, was visiting relatives here yesterday.
  S M Scott Jr, spent Sun at Keyser.
  Mrs W H Glover, who has been visiting friends at Washington Pa, for the past three weeks returned home Mon.
  Mrs Ross Morris went to Keyser Tues to visit friends.
  Reuben Lawrence was a Keyser visitor Sat and Sun.
  Wm Newman of Keyser, was a visitor here Sat. -Terra Alta Republican of 21st.
  Mrs Charles E Blamer and daughter, Eva, of South Cumberland are visiting Mrs James Glaze on Gilmore St.
  Mrs E V Womsley has returned from her home at Baltimore, and resumed her duties as milliner at Mrs E C Hughes millinery store.
  F A Ravenscroft, who underwent a successful operation in the St Joseph Hospital in Baltimore, several weeks ago, was able to return home Mon.
  Rev Mr and Mrs Ray are spending a few days with the latter's sister, Mrs H L Arnold. Mr Ray has been invited to preach for the Presbyterian at Piedmont next Sun.
  Hon John G Hoffman, president of the well-known tanning co of John G Hoffman & Sons of Gormanin and Wheeling was here sun for several hours, the guest of H S Thompson.
  Mr and Mrs Valentine Redicker have returned home form Pa where they were called to attend the funeral of and aged uncle. While there the wife and aunt also passed away.
  Mrs Rev Lee Racy of Winchester Va, who was called to Purgittsville by the death of her father Wm Purgit, spent last Fri night here as a guest at the home of her brother, I P Purgit, on her way home.
  Mrs Mary Crouse, of Laneville, stopped off between trains last We at the home of her nephew, W S Decker. She had been spending a while at Terra Alta with her mother, who has been sick.
  Policeman Luther Smith and wife and Jas Trenter and wife returned last Mon night from a ten days trip to relatives and friends at Erie Pa, Buffalo NY, Youngstown Ohio and many other cities and report having an enjoyable visit.
  Mr Henry Dawson of over in the country, was her Tues night attending the K of P lodge. He had just returned form an eight day visit to his relatives at Bloomington, Luke, Mt Savage and other places and reports one of the most pleasant times of his life.
  Miss Earl Kimmell has typhoid fever.
  Dr L L Egell was at Harper's Ferry last Sat.
  Miss Bessie Kimmel paid Cumberland a visit Sat.
  V F Alkire was a business visitor to Cumberland on Mon.
  Miss Emma Stallings was called to Thomas last Sun to nurse a case.
  Miss Hallie Kuykendall left this morning for Winston-Salem N C on a visit.
  B F Wells left Sat for Osceola Fla, where he will spend the winter.
  Miss Sophia Michael and daughter, Miss May, visited friends in Brunswick, returned Sun.
  Miss Annie Wagoner, of Westernport, spent Sun with her cousin, Miss Ada Wagoner.
  W E Fazenbaker, of Cumberland, spent Sat afternoon here with relatives.
  J H Rabb and C E Rabb of Glady, were visitors here last night. -Elkins Inter Mt of 19th.
  Mrs Nannie McCoole left this morning for Ellicott City Md, to pay Mrs Grant a short visit.
  Miss Elsie Wagoner, teacher at Cross spent from Fri to Sun afternoon with home folks.
  Miss Nora McCrail and nephew, of Terra Alta, spent a few days here among relatives since our last issue.
  Mrs Boyd Linthicum and Mrs Etta Miller went to Baltimore Tues on a visit for a few days.
  John T Sincell left Wed on a business trip to New York city, and other eastern points.
  Miss Jessie Furbee of Alma, after a week's visit to her brother, Dr Arza Furbee, left for home Wed.
  Misses Adeliade Spicer and Marguirite Martz, of Cumberland, spent Sun here with the Misses Crooks.
  Mr and Mrs John Offner of Romney, were called here Tues by the death of their nephew Doc Offner.
  Rev M H Keen underwent an operation for appendicitis last Wed at the Hoffman Hospital, and getting along fine we hear.
  Fred Bergman and sister, Miss Celia, of Cumberland, spent last Sat and Sun here as guests of Mr and Mrs E M Stallings.
  Miss Margaret Sheetz, who spent the summer along the South Branch in Hampshire Co, has returned to her home on Piedmont St.
  Mr and Mrs Chas McNemar and children of Cumberland, spent last Sun here with Mrs McNemar's parents, Mr and Mrs W C Lewis.
  Miss Fidessa Workman went to Baltimore last Sat to spend a few days with her friend Viva Jones, and will then go to Norfolk Va, to pay Miss Nell Henderson a visit.
  Mrs D T Greenwade and daughter, Miss Marguerite, are on a visit to relatives and friends at Harper's Ferry, Brunswick and Washington, and will probably remain until after Thanksgiving.
  Mrs W R Taylor, accompanied by two of her youngest children went to her old home at Luray Va, last Sat week to see her mother, who is past 88 years of age, and who has been very ill.
  J P Gilmore, Miss Margaret Gilmore and Mrs W H Riley went to Washington Wed to attend the funeral of Bryan Healy, who died Sun night. Mr Healy was at one time a resident of Keyser.
  Miss Nell Smith, who is teaching at Elk Garden, came down and spent Sat and Sun at the home of her brother, Glen in South Keyser. Her sister, Mrs Alice Parker, who spent a week at the home of her brother, left for home last Mon at Petersburg.
  Thomas Gocke, a well known manager of the J C Orrick & son, wholesale branch grocery store at Piedmont, whilst visiting friends and relatives at Grafton on last Sun, had the misfortune to slip from a door step falling violently to the street and breaking his leg. He was brought to his home to Piedmont Sun night.
  Mr I H Bane has moved into the handsome property on Rose Hill recently purchased by John W Buchannon from MR and Mrs Harry Frost.
  Mr Roy Stotler, of Colfax, Wash, and his bride arrived last evening and are visiting his mother, Mrs Annie Stotler, Water St. Mr Stotler is an attorney and is a son of the late Floyd Stotler, of Dawson, this county. -Cumb News of 20th.


MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

  Geo W Bane was a visitor in Cumberland yesterday.
  Born to Mr and Mrs Westfield Nov 16, 1912, a son.
  Miss Trix Cooper returned latter part of last week from a visit to Frostburg.
  Sewing done by Mrs J M Liller, 43 Church St, children's clothes a specialty.
  Dr J E Offner of Fairmont was called here Tues by the death of his brother.
  Mrs W H Crabtree spent a few days with relatives at Oakland the past week.
  Mrs E A Russell entertained a few friends at bridge at her home Tues evening.
  Wm Plush, of Brunswick, was here Wed attending the funeral of his old friend Jas I Barrick.
  Mr J H Mohler and daughter, Mrs Akers, went to Cumberland Wed for a short visit.
  The New Era Circle were pleasantly entertained Wed afternoon at the home of Miss Marguerite Koelz.
  Virginia, wife of Edgar Washington (colored) died Nov 20, 1912, at her home in South Keyser of typhoid fever.
  Fred Furbee, of Tyler Co, is a guest of his brother, Dr Arza Furbee. He just returned from a trip to Cleveland.
  Mr and Mrs J C Smith and son James, went to Broadway Va, last Mon on a visit for a week or two to relatives.
  Mr H G Steorts left Wed for Baltimore. Mrs Steorts, who has been in the St Joseph's Hospital, will accompany him home.
  Rev A O Rice, of the Presbyterian Church, will address the M E Sun school on the subject of Missions.
  Mrs E A Burke of McCoole, went to Cumberlarnd Wed to see the sick at Hugh Bruke's. Several members of the family are poorly with typhoid fever.
  Mrs Elizabeth Fleek, widow of the late Arthur Fleek, and mother of our respected citizen Mr Henry Fleek, died at her home on Cabin Run, Nov 19th, 1912, at the age of 88 years.
  Mr and Mrs H G Wilson have as guests for a day or two their nephew, Roy Stotler, and bride of Colfax Wash, who are spending their honeymoon among friends and relatives in this section.
  Prof R C Montague, principal of the D D & B School at Romney, was here last Fri a guest of his brother-in-law, Mr McGuire. Mr Montague came here to meet two students from the southern part of the State, but only one a boy from Charleston came.
  Mrs Taylor Morrison entertained at whist Sat evening three tables. Miss Bunnell won the first prize. Those present were: Mesdames Russell Welch, Murray, Babb, Terrell, Misses Ruth Gerstell, Hazel Greenwade, Catherine Russell, Charlotte Vossler, Bunnell and Brady. Refreshments were served.
  Miss Orpah Ashby is substitute teacher for Miss Miller who is ill at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs C M Miller, Keyser, W Va, with tonsillitis.
  Mrs Georgia Querr and family have returned to Deer park from a week's visit at Elk Garden.
  Mr C Elwood Offutt of D E Offutt & Sons, accompanied by Mrs Offutt and Miss Bess Offutt went to New York on Sun, where Mr Offutt will purchase the Christmas stock for his firm. -Oakland Republican of 21st.

 PANTHER W VA
Nov 11

  Cupid does his work well in this town of more than 400 population. There is not a girl of age who is not married, except one and she admits that she is engaged.


SUCCESSFUL FAIR

  The Catholic fair, which was in progress all last week, closed last Mon night after a very successful time. The net proceeds were over $400.00. The prizes were as follows:
  Gentleman's umbrella, no 39. Mrs B Kidwell; Lady's umbrella, No 8, Sarah Flynn; Rug No 19 Mrs W H Riley; Flour, No 54, Mr T Kady; Rocking chair, arm chair, No 41, Mrs K Faherty. Contest watch won by Miss Katie Russell. Bracelet won by Miss Marty Tahaney.


OFFICERS ORDAINED

  Last Sun morning the newly elected orders and deacons were ordained at the Presbyterian church as follows: Elders Wm MacDonald and Jas B Johnson. Deacons, R H Keys, B B Cavitt, T D Leps, Malcolm Frye, H L Arnold and W C Log.
  At the close of the services a congregational meeting was held and H S Thompson was elected as an additional elder.


ENTERS HIS 90TH YEAR

  Henry Gassaway Davis entered upon his ninetieth year, Sat, having been born November 16, 1823.
  Mr Davis, who makes Washington a place of winter residence, probably is the oldest citizen of the US taking an active part in public affairs and questions. Since the civil war he has taken an active interest in public affairs, serving in both branches of the W Va legislature, and for twelve years represented that state in the U S Senate, declining to run for another term.
  Just at present, Mr Davis is giving much attention to the efforts of his grandson, Davis Elkins to return to the US Senate, in which body he served by appointment of a short time following the death of his father. Now Mr Elkins aspires to the seat of Senator Watson, whose successor will be elected by the W Va legislature this winter. -Ex


NARROW ESCAPE

  Mon afternoon as Mrs Ren Smith, of Burlington was returning home from Keyser, met with what might have been a serious accident. When she reached the bridge at the Markwood place, her horse became frightened at a sack of potatoes that was left by the road side and made a plunge off of the high bank into the creek dragging the buggy with it. Fortunately Mrs Smith jumped from the buggy as it was going over the bank and saved her life. The horse was not hurt, but the buggy is a wreck. There was no man near, and Mrs Smith and Miss Nannie Markwood got the horse up and put things in shape.


GOT HIS FAMILY VOTE

  Ralph Helferstay of Piedmont, W Va, was elected a constable of Mineral County, at the recent election by only two majority and only two votes being cast for him. There was no opposition to his candidacy and two votes were cast, by Mr Helferstay and his son, other voters either forgetting or neglecting to vote for that official on account of the great length of the ticket.


CARD OF THANKS

  We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to each and every one, who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear mother, Mary J Strother.
  Her children


ILLINOIS LETTER
Letter from Taylor Arnold.


TRANSCRIBED JANUARY 19, 2002 BY PATTI MCDONALD

 
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