FEB 23, 1912
J B Rogers spent most of last
week at Mennessen Pa, visiting his brothers, Will and Rob. The former
is a partner in a hardware firm, the latter in a grocery firm.
Arthur Whipp and his wife are visiting relatives at Gorman this week.
S W Whipp's black horse died after a lingering illness. An autopsy developed the fact that he had ruptured bowels. Both the veterinarians from Romney and Keyser had been in attendance.
Have you seen Arnold Ludwick on the road with his new combination? It's a gasoline engine and wood-saw attached mounted on Whitley mowing machine and reaper wheels with traction power. It seems to run well. he has been doing some sawing.
The Kline farm was sold at public sale last Sat. Sam Fleming made the last bid, $1405, but it is understood that Mr Fleming was bidding for his son in law, John Swisher, of Newcreek, who bought the Fleming farm last fall. The two farms join.
Today, the 20th, the Harvey Ludwick farm is to be sold.
Miss Effie Betson, of Short Gap, who has been living at J B Leatherman's, went home on a visit for a few month's.
J W Leatherman ordered another carload of tile last week.
J H Arnold is a hustler. Sold his pair of mules to Leatherman's at Old Field's; bought a young mare and had her shod, and Sun morning she kicked old Maud pretty badly. the would is a large flesh wound.
"All is well that ends well." But this time, it did not end so. For some time the sporting people of Headsville and vicinity had been having evening skating parties. And Fri evening they were jubilant over the last skating, for the ice was being spoiled, when, at the wee hour of nearly 11 o'clock their exhilarations took a sudden turn. Dan Bailey fell on the ice and broke his right leg, both bones just above the ankle. He was soon taken home and Dr Wright was soon on hand to give medical aid. Dan has been suffering considerably but seems to be doing well.
Mrs Nettie Tutwiler, went down to Jo Tutwiler's at Shanks, last Fri to remain several days and help nurse the sick. Early in the winter Jo had a hard spell of typhoid fever. He was barely able to be up when two of the children took it. Since then his wife and two more children are down, and Mrs Tutwiler has been poorly, but all are reported doing well. Two children have escaped it thus far.
Aaron Taylor and wife have moved to Keyser. It is said he has a position with the B&O RR as brakeman.
Mrs Taylor resigned her position as teacher of the Furnace School.
G S A
ELK GARDEN NEWS
Born to Mr and Mrs Austin
Fleming, Feb 7, 1912, a daughter.
Last week was a cold one. On Fri morning the mercury was from 2-4 degrees below zero, and Sat morning 7 below, and Sun morning 10 below . At Emoryville it was 25 below zero Sun morning.
Henry Rhodes had the misfortune to have his right leg broken below the knee on Sat last in No 7 mine. A mine car jumped the track and caught Mr Rhoades in such a way as to produce a bad break.
We rise to second the nomination of Judge F M Reynolds for governor. He would make an able, clean and impartial executive. There is no better gubernatorial timber in the State.
Misses Estella Hott and Ada Gordon each visited their home folks last Sat and Sun.
Miss Maggie Jones accompanied her aunt, Mrs Elizabeth Jones, to Westernport the first of this week for a visit.
Mr Paul Markwood, of Kitzmiller, was visiting friends in Elk Garden last Sun, taking advantage of the good sleighing.
Messrs Clarence Robinson and William Owens, of Kitzmiller, were visitors to Elk Garden in a sleigh last Sun.
Stephen Fuller, the great rhyme maker of this county three quarters of a century ago, got even with some of his irate neighbors by saying: "You hog, you dog, you swine, I drew you for my valentine."
Feb 20, 1912. We have been having
some nice weather for the past few days, which is much enjoyed by everybody.
Mr S P Umstot spent Sat night and Sun with Mr D R Bailey.
Miss Blanche Staggs spent last week at the East View Farm.
Mrs H J Bailey and Mrs Tabitha Urice spent Sun at the home of Mr Charlie Harvey's.
Mrs William Staggs and daughter, Miss Virgie, were calling on Mrs S C Urice Thurs evening.
Mr and Mrs Michael Staggs, of Cabin Run, spent Sun at Mr William Staggs.
Mr and Mrs W O Borror spent Sun the guest of their parents, Mr and Mrs W R Borror.
Mrs David Steedman spent Mon at the Knobley View Farm.
Prayer meeting Sun at the Chapel at 3 pm everybody welcome.
Mrs Joe Shobe left Wed to
visit her parents at Burlington.
Miss Lucy Shobe, who has been quite sick for several days, is better.
John Emswiller, of Milam, is quite sick, Dr Caldwell thinks it is dropsy of the heart.
County Surveyor W F Hiser Thurs surveyed off the two acre lot for the new school building at Petersburg. The site is just back of the Methodist church, facing Higland Ave, and is an ideal one. If a price cannot be agreed upon for the land, condemnation proceedings will be instituted.
Messrs Wise and Ruckman, cattle merchants from Va, have been in this section buying cattle. They have bought 120 head of 4 year olds from David Wilson, 30 head from A R McNeil, 20 from R A Wilson and 11 from T S Welton. All these cattle are for spring and summer delivery.
Herschell Vinson, near Stinson, heard an owl in the yard and secured his shotgun but failed to locate the intruder. He thrust the loaded weapon under the bed and forgot about it. Everett, aged 7, son of Mr Vinson, was setting on the bed, holding the baby in his arms when Kenneth, his 11 year old bother, not knowing the gun was loaded, pointed it at him and the weapon was discharged. Everett was killed instantly and the baby was frightful injured, one of its eyes being torn out and other wounds inflicted, but there is some hope for its recovery.
From present rumors and
indications there is all prospects for one of the biggest building
booms in that twin-towns this spring and summer that have been known
for years. There has been several big contracts already let out to
some of the contractors. As soon as the weather permits the work will
begin for the paving of Fairview St, of Piedmont W Va.
There is a rumor current to the effect that the Western Md railroad company are contemplating erecting a big round house and steel coal tipple at the W Va Junction. The old coal tipple was badly damaged by fire some time ago and was out of commission for nearly three weeks when it was fixed to be used until some definite decision is reached regarding a new tipple. The old round house is not large enough to house the big 700 class of locomotives that are now being used as helpers between the W Va and Fairfax, W Va.
From what can be learned the colored man who was found dead in the B&O yards on Sat morning had met his death under suspicious circumstances. The man, it was claimed, was seen a short time ago before on the way to the sand house above the shops.
The surveyors from Elkins W Va, were at the W Va Junction on Mon surveying the ground for a new coaling station for the locomotive used on the road. It is presumed that the work will begin as soon as the weather will permit.
Miss Edna M Thresher, of Midland, who has been on an extended visit to relatives and friends at Keyser and McCoole, returned home on Mon.
Miss Bertha Smith, had the misfortune to get a serious fall on Mon and injured her right arm very badly.
Mr William Miller of Dodson, was visiting friends here on Sun.
Mr Isaac Dawson, of Ocean, was visiting his brother, George, here one Sun evening.
Mr Lester Dawson, who has been visiting his parents at Ocean, has returned home.
Master Paul Wilt, of the W Va Junction, who was a patient in the Hoffman hospital at Keyser, returned home on Sun.
Mrs Charles Byers, who has been seriously ill for some time, is slowly improving.
Mr H R Kight, of Elkins, was a business visitor at Cumberland.
Miss Augusta Eppler, of Piedmont, was visiting friends on the hill yesterday afternoon.
A PRETTY MARRIAGE
A quiet but pretty little
home wedding took place at 138 Mozelle St, this town, Sat night, Feb
10th, when Mr David W Wilt, of Blaine, and Miss Edna Virginia
Michael, youngest daughter of Mrs Sophia Michael, were united in the
bonds of holy matrimony by Rev Geo W Yost.
Promptly at 8:15, the sweet strains of the wedding march from Lohengrin, pealed forth. The contracting parties entered the parlor attended by Miss May Michael, sister of the bride, and Mr J E Phillips, of South Carolina.
The room was tastefully decorated with an arch of evergreen and white cedar, beneath this beautiful significance of pure faithfulness and constancy, the two were made man and wife.
The bride was neatly attired in a gown of white mescaline and carried a bouquet of roses. The groom wore the usual attire.
After the ceremony all repaired to the dining room where a table ladened with the seasons best refreshments, awaited them.
Our wishes for them is a long, happy and prosperous life.
COONTS - DAVIS
Mr French Coonts, of Belington W Va, and Miss Madge Davis, daughter of Mr and Mrs Will Davis, of Piedmont, were married at the bride's home at six o'clock last Sun morning, they left on an early train and will reside in Belington where Mr Coonts is principal of the high school.
Mr W S Bane, of Inwood W Va, and Miss Amanda V Jack, of Falling Waters, W Va, were married July 10, 1911. They will reside in Martinsburg W Va.
WHITEMAN - CHESHIRE
Mr James O Whiteman and Miss Bessie M Cheshire were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the parsonage of the M E Church, south, in Keyser W Va, Feb 14, 1912, at 8:30 o'clock, PM, the Rev M H Keen officiating.
ROGERS - DAVY
Mr Luther Chapline Rogers, a
well known farmer and poultryman of Purgittsville W Va, and Miss Rada
Davy, of Rada, W Va, were married Wed evening at 7 o'clock at the
home of Mr and Mrs Chas A Rice, 152 Bedfort St, Cumberland. The
ceremony was performed by Rev J H Balthus, pastor of the Central M E
Church, in the presence of a number of friends.
The bride has been postmistress at Rada for some years and is a popular young lady. the groom is a progressive and wide awake businessman.
Following the wedding, supper was served and a very pleasant time enjoyed by those present. Mr and Mrs Rogers will go to Purgittsville to make their future home.
The bride was attired in blue satin over white and carried brides roses, the groom wore conventional black.
CHARLES M MILLESON
Mr Charles M Milleson died at his home, near Springfield, W Va, last Mon. He had been in poor health for more than a year. He had been one of the prominent business men of Hampshire Co.
DEATH OF A YOUTH
The ten year old son of Mr
David S Seaman died of appendicitis Fri, Feb 16, 1912 and was buried
near Burlington Sun.
NEW CREEK DISTRICT SCHOOLS
The board of education of
Newcreek District consists of Wm H Chamberlin, Pres Antioch; Chas
Junkins, Newcreek and Wright Burgess, Laurel Dale, with J C Kephart,
Keyser as secretary. These men show a progressive spirit and stand
ready to do whatever they can for the real betterment of the schools
of the district.
There are fourteen schools. Ten of them have libraries, and eight have flags. This speaks well for both teachers and pupils. some of the teachers are doing excellent work. There have first grade certificates, six, second grade, and four, third grade. Salaries are $40, $35 and ? respectively.
The teachers are:
Wilson - Ida Broadwater, Keyser, Frostburg Md.
Claysville - Martha Thomas, Newcreek, Piedmont.
Limestone - Frances Dickel, Keyser.
Ashflat - Goldie Brown, Antioch, Keyser.
Stony Run - Warren Harr, Keyser.
Sunnyside - Mida Brown, Newcreek, Keyser.
Laurel Dale - Olive Alger, Laurel Dale, Hambelton.
Newcreek - Harry Duke, Newcreek, Ready; Florence Githens, Newcreek, Keyser.
Paris - Luke McDowell, Keyser.
Waxler - Lacy Wolford, Keyser, Westernport Md.
Green Mountain - Lola Liller, Keyser, Pinto Md.
Cobb - Letia Franz, Laurel Dale.
Gerstell - Hannah Gerstell, Dawson Md.
Mrs Nettie Wolf, of Piedmont,
who underwent a successful operation for peritonitis, at the Hoffman
Hospital, is reported as improving satisfactorily.
Mr William Hubbs was in Keyser on business Wed.
Atty W H Griffith was attending Court in Moorefield this week.
Mr J H Markwood was quite sick Mon night and Tues.
Miss Mabel Ritzell left for Baltimore last Wed.
Miss Bessie Dawson visited in Piedmont last Tues.
Mrs Wageley moved from orchard St to S Main St this week.
Miss Maggie Hoover visited in Cumberland last Mon.
Aty M S Hodges of Frankvill, Md, is spending a few days with relatives in Keyser.
Mr R W Sticley, made the Tribune office a pleasant call last Tues.
The President has reappointed Hon George T Goshorn as post master at Piedmont W Va.
Mrs Emory Rice underwent an operation at the Hoffman Hospital last sun and has improved rapidly.
Mr Dan Raridan, of Hambleton, attended the Republican Pow Wow here this week. he was looking well and seems to enjoying life.
Mrs J W Keys moved this week from the Keys House into Morgan Bane's house on S Main St. The Keys House will now be fitted up for the Prep students.
Mr J H Harris, of Morgantown in renewing subscription to the Tribune expressed his high appreciation of its weekly visits.
Mr John Offner visited old friends in Keyser this week.
Mr J T McDowell was in Keyser last Tues, he took a new sprayer home with him. Mr McDowell is one of our most successful fruit growers.
Nathaniel B Kitzmiller was in Keyser on business last Tues.
Mr Fred Green visited home folk near Sulphur this week.
L O Davis, was looking up taxes in Piedmont last Mon.
Hon and Mrs J C Liller went to Baltimore Tues night for a visit. Mrs Liller expected to be away for two weeks.
Mr W G Burnap, of Washington, visited in Keyser this week.
Mrs D R Shull and Miss Hallie Clemson visited in Cumberland Mon.
Miss Annabelle Shuck, of Reynolds Md, spent Sat and Sun with Miss Ellen McKenzie.
Mr A G Neff, of Lonaconing Md, visited relatives here Wed.
Mrs Robert Martin of Cumberland Md, spent sun with relatives here.
Miss Anna Dugan attended the dance in Cumberland, Tues night.
The ground hog - oh where is he? His scalp would bring a good price now.
Miss Grace M Cosby, who has been indexing the records in the Clerk's office, returned to her home in New York last Sat.
Mrs S M Bright had a minor operation performed at her home last Fri and has improved nicely.
Mr Pattie, of the Tenn Nursery, Winchester, Tenn, was looking after business in this vicinity last week and this.
See the Kellogg-Hains Singing Party at the High School Auditorium Wed night, Feb 28th at 8:15 o'clock. Seats at Romigs Mon, 50c.
Mrs T H Davis,and Mrs John W Ravenscroft, visited relatives in Baltimore this week.
Mr John Veach, went to Baltimore Mon night on a business trip.
Mr J W Wagoner, head of the Wagoner Bottling Works, had a fall last Sat that crushed his right leg at the knee joint, and that will doubtless leave him a cripple for life. He was standing up driving his wagon in the W M R R yard when a wheel struck a rail and skidded with such force as to throw him to the ground. Mr Wagoner is a very heavy man, and fell with all of his weight on the one foot, and the leg gave way at the knee joint. He is one of our most accommodating business men and great sympathy is felt for him.
Mr Wallace Rogers has announced himself as a candidate for sheriff of Mineral County, on the Republican ticket. He is a native of Mineral County and an industrious upright young man.
It is understood that Mr P H Keys will be a candidate, subject to democratic convention, for the office of Assessor of Mineral County. Mr Keys is a son of the late J W Keys, for many years proprietor of the Keys House, and is well known in the county. He was postmaster in Keyser, under Cleveland second administration, for years was manager of the Keyser Milling Co, and has engaged in other business pursuits. He is a capable and experienced business man.
Squire J E Aronhalt, who has
been Justice of the Peace, in Elk District fro twelve years, is a
candidate for the nomination for sheriff on the republican ticket.
Mr F C Patton, of Elk Garden, who is at present deputy assessor, is a candidate for assessor, subject to the nomination by the republican primary; Mr Claude W Fertig will be a candidate for Assessor on the republican ticket also. Hon J C Liller will be a candidate for the house of delegates to succeed himself, and it is reported that Col Robert Stallings will be a candidate for Circuit Judge in this district.
FIRES IN OAKLAND
Oakland Md had a series of disastrous fires last Thurs; West's Saloon on Railroad St was destroyed and the building and goods in Offutt's store were damaged to the extent of $10,000. The handsome new residence of D M Dixon on main St, was greatly damaged by fire the origin of which could not be traced. Nearly all of the furniture was destroyed. The home of Dr Henry McComas caught fire from crossed wires early in the morning, but little damage was done. Naturally the town of Oakland was in a state of intense excitement all day Thurs.
HOW THE MOUNTAINS WERE NAMED
Adirondack: Derived from the
Canienga (Mohawk) Iroquois language, in which the original form is
ratirontaks, meaning "bark eaters."
Allegheny: A corruption of the Delaware Indian name for Allegheny and Ohio rivers, the meaning of the name being lost.
Appalachian: The name was given by the Spaniards under DeSoto, who derived it from the name of a neighboring tribe, the Appalachia. Briton holds its radical to be the Muscoges apala, "great sea" or "great ocean" and that apalache is a compound of this work with the Muscogee personal participle "chi" and means "those by the sea."
Blue Ridge: So called from the hue which frequently envelops its distant summits.
Catskill: The mountains were called katsbergs by the Dutch, from the number of wildcats find in them, and the creek, which flows, from the mountains, was called Katerskill, "tomcats creek".
Ozark: The aux arcs was said to refer to the bends in the White River and was applied to the Orark(?sic) Mountains, through which the river pursues a wandering course - in other words, to the mountains at the bends of the river.
Sierra Nevada: A Spanish term signifying "snow-clad range."
(From Bulletin 197, United States Geological Survey).
B&O TRAIN ROBBERY
Frederick Becker, about
thirty years old, employed as hostler for the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad at Keyser, was arrested at an early hour Tues morning, and
lodged in the Keyser jail, charged with having acted, the role of
bandit Mon night at 9:30, when he is alleged to have gone through the
Pullman car, Carbondale, at a point on Seventeen Mile Grade, near
Everett Tunnel, eight miles west of Piedmont, and with a drawn
revolver, compelled the passengers to surrender all their money and jewelry.
When Becker was searched by Lieutenant Kenny of the Baltimore and Ohio police force who made the capture and who is stationed at Keyser, two large bulldog revolvers are alleged to have been found on his person, together with a number of gold watches and $132.37.
The arrest was made at Forty Mile station near Altamont, in Garrett county Md. Officer Kenny left Keyser as soon as possible, after being informed of the thrilling robbery of Baltimore and Ohio train No 1, and going to Altamont, continued his search along the line until Forty Mile station was reached, where he discovered Becker, and as the latter was out of place at such as unseemly hour in the morning, and as the man could not give a satisfactory account of his presence there at that hour, the officer placed Becker under arrest, and the search revealed what has already been described.
Becker told the officer that he had been given the plunder by a stranger, and thinking perhaps that Becker might have had a pal, Lieutenant Kenny sent Becker to the jail at Keyser, and then continued his search for the man, who may or may not have been an accomplice of the man under arrest.
It is said that Becker answers very well to the description given by some of those who faced his dangerous looking bulldog, and who were glad to give up their possessions as quickly as possible, so that the desperado would quit the car as soon as possible.
As soon as the officers learned of the crime, they were at once of the opinion that it had been committed by a novice, otherwise, the bandit would have gone through the train and relieved the rest of the passengers of their belongings.
STORY OF THE HOLD UP
With a drawn revolver in each hand, and his face covered with a bandana handkerchief, a man boarded Baltimore and Ohio railroad passenger train No 1, eight miles west of Piedmont W Va, and compelled the passengers in the Pullman Carbondale to deliver up their valuables. The victims included eight passengers and the Pullman conductor, porter and flagman as follows:
Miss Elizabeth Flynn, 534 East 84th Street, New York City, contributed $12 in cash and a $50 check; H C Chambers, of Hagerstown, Md, gave $40 and a $15 watch into the keeping of the highwayman; Mr and Mrs Samuel Lawrence, of Hamlin, N C, are minus a watch worth $25 and a fountain pen; T S Funkhauser of Hagerstown, lost his pocketbook containing $2; Frederick Menz of 220 W Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio is minus $48.50 in cash; Mr and Mrs William L Bond, of Chillicothe, Ohio, were so confused at the moment that they estimated their loss later to the train conductor as between $15 and$20; Pullman Conductor E C Hubbill was relieved of $25 cash and a $75 god watch; Porter W L Scott lost $1.50 and a $45 watch; Brakeman, P Shingleton lost a gold watch.
The bandit made his appearance from the rear end of the coach and after securing his booty, leaped from the train into the darkness of the night and made his disappearance.
the robber entered the coach on the Seventeen Mile Grade on the east side of the Allegheny mountains, opened the door and in a loud voice commanded all the passengers to hold up their hands. Some of the passengers who were lying on their berths at first though the command was a joke, and laughed. Then came another command of, "get up all of you," when it dawned upon the incredulous that it was not a joke, but a stern reality. The men and women at once commenced to climb down out of their berths, whereupon the bandit demanded the wallets of each passenger in the Pullman.
"I'll kill any one who don't hand over the goods," was the next utterance as several men approached the bandit, doubtless eager to comply with his request. The man then discharged his pistol twice. He next commanded all the passengers to climb into their berths. That order was also obeyed.
When the engineer of the train which is known as the New York - St Louis Express steamed into Altamont at the head of the mountain crest and at the end of the new grade the crew ran to the office and told of the robbery.
Supt Hobbs notified Capt of Detectives Hardy of Cumberland, who went to the scene on an extra engine. Within an hour after receiving the message the officer with several other detectives were scouring the eastern mountain side. Chief of Detectives Ogline of the B&O railroad and Lieutenant Kenny of the Piedmont police were also apprised of the hold up.
There was a freight wreck that night in the neighborhood of where the hold up occurred, and some of the members of the crews say that after the robbery they saw a fire in the woods nearby and that there were two men noticed about the blaze. Later one of them was seen to walk down the railroad in the direction of Forty Mile Station. When those who were in the wreck learned about the robbery, they notified Officer Kenny, who at once went to the station, where he found Becker, and placed him under arrest.
After officer Kenny arrested Becker, he sent him to Keyser on a special and police officer, J E Batdorf, met him at the station and escorted him to the Keyser jail. Becker and his wife have boarded in Keyser for a few months. He at one time was brakeman on the B&O and gave up that job to become hosteler at the roundhouse here. High praise is accorded officer Kenny for his courage and the wisdom with which he managed the whole affair. Becker was taken to Oakland Wed evening where he will be tried.
CONFESSES B&O HOLD-UP
Fred A Becker confessed that
he was the man who on Mon night held up the passengers in the Pullman
car Carbondale, attached to the rear of the B&O Railroad St,
Louis express No 1.
Becker confessed to Lieut E B Kenney, of the B&O police Sheriff Davis and others.
As it was definitely ascertained that the crime was committed in Md, Becker was taken to Oakland and lodged in jail.
Wed he "caved in." Sheriff Davis and other officers wove such a complete chain of circumstances around Becker that he could do no other than admit he was the man. he said he had been drinking at Westernport Md with a number of men during Mon afternoon. These however had nothing to do with the crime nor had a man, a hobo, whom he met at Altamont after he had committed the crime.
After he left Westernport, he crossed to Piedmont and before he started up the grade, he hid a bottle of whiskey and some papers and cards just beyond the B&O depot. Becker says he concealed himself on the rear platform of the Pullman for come time before he entered the car.
He wore two handkerchiefs over his face, which he had also blackened. The imprint of black form his nose is shown on one of the handkerchiefs.
Becker, who is 30 years old, has the appearance of a hopeless inebriate. His mind is evidently weak.
He says he was confined in a Government hospital at Anacostia, D C, on account of insanity and that he should have been kept there. He explains that his mental weakness is due to intense heat, which he experienced while a fireman in the US Navy.
Becker has been boarding with his wife, a young woman hardly out of her teens, at the home of William Greenholt, Spring St, Keyser. She will be sent to her home, 2831 West Abbott St, Philadelphia.
Mr A Hunter Boyd, Jr of Baltimore, a member of the legal dept of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, came to Keyser Wed with a list of articles an money that was taken from the passengers, and what was found o n Becker corresponded with the list with the exception of some papers, which it is thought Becker burned,as some of the papers found on him had been more or less scorched by fire. The whiskey and papers which Becker hid before he boarded the train were found by officers.
Before he confessed and while he was denying his guilt, Becker said that if he committed the act he wished some one had stabbed him in the back and killed him, as he expected to get 12 years in prison, which was about the usual time given for hold-ups.
It is thought that the papers burned were at the fire which he had kindled between a pile of cross-ties while waiting for a wreck to be cleared up, that he might have a chance to ride back to Keyser.
One of the passengers, Mrs M M Bond, of Chillicothe, Ohio, identified one of the watches, found on Becker as her property.
William Siebert vs Dennis
Culp. The court ruled that William Siebert was entitled to $382.00
with legal interest until paid and the cost that he had expended in
Louis Duling vs S H Liller, J H Sollars and Mrs Sam Liller. Louis Duling was given judgement for $532.50 with interest and also that he recover the cost expended in this suit.
Tola V Beckman vs Three Forks Coal Mining co, Judgement was rendered in favor of Tola V Beckman in the sum of $477.00 with interest from date and that the costs of the suit be paid by the defendant.
Anna M Brown Admrx vs Davis Coal and Coke Co. It was ordered that Anna M Brown recover $600.00 together with all costs.
William Siebert et al, plaintiffs vs Henry Laing et al, defendants. William MacDonald and Taylor Morrison were appointed commissioners to make public sale of the real estate for the purpose of making equitable division>
The court confirmed the sale of the Bales farm, a part of the estate of W R Paris, dec'd, to Louise Paris and Alma Paris for $15,000.00.
The trustees of Stone Chapel church were empowered to convey to the T M & P R R, a small part of the church lot as a right of way for said railroad in consideration of which the railroad company is to pay to the trustees, the sum of $50.00, said amount to be used in cleaning up and improving the graveyard on said lot.
E A George vs J K Staggers, C E Nethken, R A Welch and F C Reynolds were appointed special commissioners to make sale of the real estate ordered to be sold in the decree of Nov 11, 1909.
Last Sat evening Mrs W E Woolf gave a reception in honor of her guest, Mrs Louise Brooks of New York. The palatial residence, Buxton Heights, was tastefully decorated and brilliantly illuminated. High Class Music was furnished by the McIlwee Orchestry. Miss Margurite Liller and Misses Louise and Blanche Woolf presided at the punch bowl. Dainty and delicate refreshments were served under the supervision of Misses Elizabeth Hoffman and May Long. Mrs Woolf was assisted in receiving by Mrs Brooks. the hostess was never more gracious, everyone was charmed with the guest of honor. The youth and beauty, culture and character of Keyser were largely represented in the gathering. Among those from out of town were, Mrs Z T Kalbaugh, of Piedmont, Dr and Mrs Kalbaugh of Westernport, and Mr Offutt of Oakland. It was a charming and social gathering.
HOUSES FOR RENT
Large, Brick Farm House and
several other dwellings in West Keyser, near B&O Yards, and shops.
Apply to W A Liller
You will have hay to harvest if
you buy your SEEDS from PETERS
He has a full line of all kinds of Grass Seeds in stock. All first class Iowa and Illinois seed, 1911 crop. Write, or phone 125k for prices. CHAS P PETERS, Hardware, Farming, Implements, Etc. Keyser W Va
Great Offering After Stock
Taking 1000 Black and Blue Walking Skirts, this Season's Best Styles
at Special Prices.
$3.00 Walbing Skirts at $1.97
5.00 All Wool Panama Skirts 2.98
7.00 All Wool Panama Skirts 3.98
8.00 All wool Panama Skirts 4.98
7.00 All wool Voile Skirts 3.97
9.00 All wool Voile Skirts 4.98
Alterations Free of Charge
The Bon Ton 52-54 Baltimore Street, Cumberland Md
Baltimore & Ohio
Spring tours to WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE
April 1st and May 21
$6.05 Round trip from Keyser.
Personally conducted all expense feature.
Tickets including 5 days board in Washington side trip, etc, may be secured upon payment of $20.50 additional.
Tickets valid for all Regular Trains and good returning ten days, including date of sale. Secure booklet and full information from Ticket Agent
TRANSCRIBED JANUARY 21, 2000 BY PATTI MCDONALD
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