WEST VIRGINIA TRIBUNE
KEYSER W VA
OCTOBER 25, 1879
W D EWIN, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER


LOCAL

  Our thanks are due Hon H G Davis for copies of Congressional Record.

  If you want top prices for your wheat in cash or trade, take it to T B Frye's.

  A party of Cumberland fisherman caught in the South Branch of the Potomac, near Romney, last week, 195 fine bass.
  Landlord Keys and J W Anderson returned on Tues last from a fishing excursion below Cumberland, bringing as the fruits of their trip over 100 fine bass.

  John O'Brien, a miner employed in the Potomac mine at Barton, was killed last Tues by a fall of breast coat. He was about 45 years old and leaves a wife and several children.

  Professional Notice - Dr. W F Fundenberg, Ocalist and Aurist, from Cumberland Md, can be consulted at the Keys House ever Wed, Thus, and Fri morning for the treatment of all those afflicted with diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. All consultations free.

  Choked to death while eating - Sat at noon, J Clark Smith, an unmarried farm laborer, about 45 years of age, who was committed to jail on Oct 11 by Justice J R Brooks, for disorderly conduct, was strangled to death by a piece of fat meat which lodged in the larynx while eating dinner. -Cumb. News

  Sam. Martin of Grant Co, and A J Kaylor, of Spring Gap, Hampshire County, who were indicted and tried by US Court at its late term at Clarksburg for violation of revenue laws, were brought to town on Wed and lodged in the county jail. Martin was fined $100 in default of which he was sentenced to confinement in jail for 60 days. Kaylor serves out a sentence of 30 days.

  Killed by the Cars - Early Thursday morning, 16th inst., Edward Saxton, aged 28, flagman on the Pittsburg and Connellsville railroad, was killed at Tynder's Station, near West Newton Pa. The rear end of his train, a freight, had become detached and was standing on the track, when the second section of the train ran into the car in which Saxton was, killing him. He is supposed to have been asleep. His remains were taken to his home at Barton Md.

  C M Graham, living near Frostburg, Md, raised this year 3,00 bushels of potatoes, and his apple crop aggregated 2,000 bushels.

  Some unknown party got over the transom into the butcher shop of Bloyd Knight's, on Sun night and stole a valuable pair of spring scales.

  House Robbed - Fri night of last week, the house of Gottlieb Miller, a carpenter, in the employ of Waren Delano, Jr, at Mt Savage, was entered by a window and $66 stolen from a bureau drawer.

  Horse Crippled - John W Taylor, on Cabin run, had a fine horse crippled last Sun. His son was riding the horse, when his foot, striking a foot he stumbled and fell, breaking his right fore leg between the fetlock and knee.

  It is said that workmen in tunnel No 2, George's Creek and Cumberland Railroad, Mon discovered the ribs and leg bones of some large animal of unknown species. The head and rest of the skeleton have not been found. The bones are said to be as large as those of an elephant.

  On the Right Track - A few of our citizens, tired of waiting fro the return of the division or the advent of some capitalist, held an informal meeting last Sat night to see if they could not devise a plan to help themselves. some of our most prominent citizens were present and manifested a good deal of interest in the proceedings. There will be a meeting held in the Courthouse tonight (Sat) to which all interested in the welfare of Keyser are invited. We hope there will be a large attendance, and that the meeting will result in something more substantial than mere wind work.

  Attention, company! the members of the Burlington Cavalry will meet for drill at Burlington on Fri, Oct 31, and Sat, Nov 1, at 10:30 am. Arrangements are made for the entertainment of the men over night. The members of the Court Martial will be expected. By order of the Captain, C G UMSTOT, O S

  Rumpus - There was a considerable of a rumpus at the hotel de Fiddler on Mon night, during which a coal oil lamp was upset, setting fire to some articles and threatening destruction to the shanty, but it was put out without much trouble. Beck got out her revolver and fired several shots at some parties unknown, and John Banks, who had been engaged in putting out the fire, says he was attacked by Wm. Miller as he came through the fence to the street, and hit over the head with a club. Constable Cain being summoned to the scene, found one Whit Harvey on the ground, and as he was pretty sweet, he placed him in Castle Davis for safe keeping. On Wed, Harvey and Miller were brought before acting Mayor Cle(?mm). Miller was fined one dollar, and there being no evidence against Harvey that he had been engaged in the affair, he was discharged.

  School Report - Monthly Report of the Keyser Graded School for the month ending Oct 14, 1870: Whole number enrolled 247, average daily attendance 206, average daily absence 20, average daily non-membership 21, percentage 83 1/2.
  On account of the changes made in the different rooms, it has not been thought advisable to publish individual names this month. Many of the pupils stand very high in studies, deportment and attendance, and have also passed very creditable examinations, while nearly all have shown a commendable interest in their studies. We have several cases of chronic absence and tardiness, which must very seriously affect the standing of a few. Punctuality and regularity are as essential to success in life as good scholarship. One day's absence each week will in many cases soon end in five, and must always lessen the pupil's interest in his work, and make it impossible to keep him up in his grade. A school bell might be something to prevent tardiness, as pupils would then have no reasonable excuse. Patrons will do much to encourage both teachers and pupils, by frequent visits to the schools.
D W SHIELDS, Principal

  Restoration of Sight - One week ago, Dr W F Fundenberg of Cumberland Md, operated upon Samuel Kimmell, aged 76 years, of Jennertownship, this county, for the removal of a cataract from his left eye, the sight of which had been lost for over five years. The delicate operation was performed with that skill and care only acquired by years of practice and study. today we are pleased to say that his sight has been entirely restored. the delight of this aged gentleman in against being able to see after so many years of darkness, can easily be imagined. A few weeks ago we made note of a similar operation by Dr F upon Miss Murphy, aged 70. We again take pleasure in recording another successful termination of the most delicate operation known in modern surgery. -Somer*ct Democrat

  Good Cattle - Vanmeter and Chambers shipped from this place, on last Thurs, 151 head of cattle averaging 1,000 lbs. they also shipped, at same time, 151 head of hogs and 108 head of sheep.

  The Division - We're having one of our periodical excitements at the present on the removal of the Division, etc., etc., but up to our going to press it had not arrived. Some of the Company's officials, among whom were Robert Garrett, 3d Vice President and Clements, M Transportation, were here on Wed "viewing the land." but what is to be done for Keyser has not transpired; still, there are strong grounds for believing that we are to have the picking up of some of the crumbs that fall from the B&O Co's table.

  Henry Frye has just received a nice assortment of buggy, wagon and riding whips, which he offers at bottom prices.

  The farmers of Hardy and Grant should not forget that their old friend, Weck Fisher, is to be found at T B Frye's where he will give them a warm greeting.


MARRIED


TIMBROOK - OATS

  On the 18th ult., in the Bean Settlement, by Rev Mr Umstot, MR GEO W TIMBROOK to MISS ANNIE BELL, daughter of Mr Robert Oats.

SMITH - HARRISON

  At the residence of the bride's parents, on Mike's Run, this county, Oct 22, 1879, by Rev P B Smith, MR GEORGE W SMITH to MISS FLORENCE A HARRISON.

BILLER - DYKE

  In Piedmont, on Oct 23, 1879, M C BILLER to SARAH C DYKE.

REEL - EYE

  On Mon, Sept 22nd, 1879, at the residence of Mrs Foley's in Grant County, by the Rev Wm Michael, MR H C REEL to MISS BETTIE EYE.


DIED

WAGONER

  Near Frankfort on the 9th, MRS JULIA A WAGONER, wife of Michael Wagoner, Sr., at an advanced age.


BUSINESS of every kind is beginning to brighten up all over the country, and I think the good times we have so long looked for is now dawning upon us, and to be ready for them, I have brought of the fall trade one of the largest stocks of furniture ever brought to our town. I also keep on hand a nice line of carpets, oil cloths and window shades; oil cloth form 1 to 1 1/2 yards wide; window shades, all sizes. I have in my employment, Mr Echerman, who is a first class workman in every respect, consequently, I am prepared to do all kinds of order work and repairing connected with my line of business. I also keep on hand the largest stock of coffins, caskets and burial robes & c., kept any where in this country, and of the very best make and material, which can be furnished at one hour's notice.
J H MARKWOOD


SALE OF LAND FOR TAXES

  A LIST OF REAL ESTATE. In the county of Mineral, returned by the Sheriff of said county, Delinquent for non-payment of State and State School, County and District Taxes, due on each tractor lot, for the years 1877 and 1878, to which is added, by the Auditor, Interest on each amount,and fifteen per cent damages on each amount, with interest added thereto; and to such amount the Sheriff is entitled to add a commission of five per cent,as part of the expenses of sale, and such an equal per centum on all the Taxes due on land sold to individuals as will be sufficient to pay the expenses of advertising the full return of all sales made to individuals.

NAME OF PERSON
CHARGED WITH TAXES

QUANTITY OF
LAND

DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION
OF LAND

TOTAL TAXES $c.

CABIN RUN DISTRICT

Brady, S D heirs

313

Knobley

3 90

WELTON DISTRICT

Dicken, Oliver

170

Furnace Mountain

2 38

McGill, Sarah and J J Clarke

990

Part Saltpeter

14 22

FRANKFORT DISTRICT

Brady, J C

10

Furnace Land

14

Gross, Richard L.

lots 6 & 7

Sinclairsville

1 33

Gross, F R

1 1/8

Perry land, Sinclairsville

9 10

Inskeep, J

70

Pattersons Creek drains,

4 96

Same

150

" " Ridge

1 56

Long, Phillip

247 1/2

Plum Run drains

7 70

Monroe, Alexander

324

Farley and George's Run

7 61

Offutt, F M

168

Furnace Land

2 23

Rossnorm, George

lots 31, 32, 35

Sinclairsville

2 36

Welch, John

8

North Branch

1 57

Young heir and J V Inskeep

150 1/4

P C drains

1 98

Young, J B heirs

8 1/4

Near Frankfort

5 47

Same

4

Near Frankfort

3 19

Same

311

Middle Ridge and P C drains

4 10

PIEDMONT DIST

Donehoe, Coleman

lot 511

Piedmont

2 59

Ferguson, John's heirs

lot 72

Piedmont

9 35

McDonald, A W's heirs

1410

Allegheny mountain

99 93

Same, and James Marshall

716

Cat Tail Run and n Branch

45 11

Reynolds, John

lots 562, 566, 567, 568, 569, 570

Piedmont

10 64

NEW CREEK DIST

Blair, Hugh and J T Crow

440

Spurs of Allegheny

7 69

Bosely, Rebecca and Mary

20

Dawson Run

  65

Bobo, Martin

430

Face of Allegheny

12 10

Cresap, Daniel

146 1/2

North Branch

28 88

Houser, John

100

Face of Allegheny

1 51

Liller, Joseph

63 2/3

Patterson's creek drains

1 84

Morely, Washington

21 1 10

Martin Ridge

  27

McDonald, A W's heirs

250

New Creek and Knobley

1 69

Same

1655

New creek and Knobley

65 26

Same

91

North Branch

1 22

ELK DIST

Green, Thos C.& A W McDonald

761

Allegheny mountain

39 94

Same

687 3/4

Allegheny mountain

12 15

Hines, John

3

Allegheny mountain

1 30

McDonald, Marshall

34 1/4

Allegheny mountain

1 78

KEYSER INDEPENDENT DISTRICT

Brashears, -

lots 64, 65, 66

Keyser

12 29

Bly, William

house & lot

K L & I Co's Addition

2 71

Cavanaugh, C

lot 194?

Davis' Addition

2 61

Carregan & Coalchan

lots 160, 161

Davis' Addition

13 19

Carson, Mrs Mary A

lot 229

Davis' Addition

26 25

Dooley, J and J

lots 132, 133, 134, 135

Davis' Addition

9 56

Duncan, Catherine

lot 63

Davis' Addition

5 73

Dooley, James

lots 653, 654

Davis' Addition

14 92

Findl(?), Christopher

lot 264

Davis' Addition

3 12

Gibson, -

Lot

K L & I Co's Addition

4 39

Gannon, Francis

lots 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206

  " "

32 89

Grove and Frost

lot 17

  " "

4 09

Harrison, George W

lot 174

  " "

2 20

Higgins, Thomas F

lot 612

Davis' Addition

3 45

Ho**ing, Conrad

lot 255

Davis' Addition

3 01

Jackson, -

lot 23

K L & L Co's Addition

2 20

Johnson, D F

lots 140, 141

  " "

4 41

Knapp, John

lots 217, 218, 219, 220

Davis' Addition

9 57

Little, John

2 lots

K L & I co's Addition

2 57

Links, Henry

lot 204

Keyser

3 62

Lazier, W H

lot 75

K L & I Cos Addition

4 10

Minke, F & others

100 acres

Near Keyser

23 50

McMahon, Mary

lots 31, 32

McCoole's Addition

13 52

Oder and brother

lots 152, 153

K L & I Co's Addition

8 21

Piper, A

lots 627, 628

Davis' Addition

4 75

Patterson, Martha

lots 302, 239, 210

Keyser

7 99

Rolls, C

lot 150

K L & I Co's Addition

4.09

Shipp, H H

Building

  "

4 09

Turner, Thomas

321

Keyser

5 71

Wolfort, Henry

lot 156

Davis' Addition

3 69

Same

lot 157

  "

3 60

Weiland, H B

Lease of shop lot

Keyser

6 58

Welland, Emma

lots 103, 104

Keyser

10 67


THE OLD DOCTOR'S GIG
Along the roughest country roads

the old doctor drove fro many a year,
Called to the near and far abodes,
Of patients, there to offer cheer.
He was a gently hearted man
Though at times most stern could be,
For he 'eer stood in Duty's van,
Ready to 'bide by her decree.
In all the country round about,
Nothing, however, small or big,
Was more familiar 'yond a doubt,
Than the old doctor's gig.

However fierce the storms might rage
With heavy rain or binding snow,
Summoned to couch of youth or age.
Day time or night time, he would go.
and many (Unreadable)
And spake it with their honest breath.
That he was one who ne'er deceived,
who bravely fought for life 'gainst death;
And many a story of his fame
Out of the dead past they would Cig;
They venerated e'er his name
They liked the doctor's gig.

None ever more congenial was
Than he, and there were those who thought,
He made some great cures, not because
Of pills or nostrums that he brought,
But by his words of wholesome cheer,
And by the soft touch of his hand;
by faith he gave which banished fear,
And summoned hope at his command.
His brown was furrow-lined; he wore
And long had worn - an old gray wig,
the color of the horse before
His old and dusty gig.

And well do I remember when
A boy I lay upon the bed
With fever wild; time and again
He laid his hand upon my head,
and smiled and bade me be of good cheer,
And soothed me with his gentle words;
Ah! those now seem to me as clear
And sweet as sweetest song of birds!
One day, with his oe'r kind intent
he brought an orange and a fig
For me - and then with him I went
A riding in his gig.

He has been dead for many a year,
But memory keeps his kind acts green,
And love oft drops a gently tear
Of reverence for what he has been;
The monument his tomb above,
though marble and unwrought by art,
Is less enduring than the love
he build in the human heart.
and I can surely ne'er forget
His pleasant face, nor e'en his wig,
For I in memory see him yet
I see the doctor's gig.


 

 
WILLIAM C CLAYTON
ATTORNEY AT LAW
KEYSER WV


GEO E PRICE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
(LATE OF FREDERICK MD)

 
MRS S ROSENHEIM
WHOLESALE & RETAIL DEALER IN STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES
Foreign and Domestic Liquors, PURE RYE WHISKEY for medicinal purposes.
Choice cigars, Tobacco &c.
102 Baltimore St, (antler St Nicholas Hotel) Cumberland Md

 
HOTEL
PRIVATE ENTERTAINMENT
After the lst May, I will open my House of Private Entertainment on N C Turnpike, about one mile above Keyser. Good stabling, a large wagon yard, and the best of accommodation for travelers, drovers, stock &c., will be furnished at moderate prices.
WARNER MARTINE

HOTEL
PRIVATE ENTERTAINMENT
The undersigned would respectfully inform his friends and the public generally, that having taken out license at last term of Court, he is prepared to entertain all who may favor him with a call. Good Stabling and large yard for the accommodation of Wagons, Drovers & c. Will also buy and sell stock of all kinds on commission. Mr Keenan keeps a well stocked bar near by. Hotel, 3 miles from Keyser, On New Creek, known as the "Weinour" place. E BALES

 
GUMS HOTEL
After returning thanks for past liberal patronage, I wish to inform my old friends and the public generally, that I have taken charge of a house on Water St, near the central and business part of the town, where every effort will be made for the comfort of my guest. Good stabling attached, with careful hostlers.
J D GUM, Petersburg, Grant Co, WV

 
WELTON'S HOTEL
The subscriber now occupies what was known as the Gum Hotel in Petersburg, Grant Co, which he has fitted up and furnished for the accommodation of guests. Good stabling attached. Terms moderate and every effort will be made to so treat those who call that they will come again.
WILLIAM WELTON

PROFESSIONAL
DR W F FUNDENBERG
Late Resident surgeon
NY Eye and Ear Infirmary
No 20 South Centre Street, Cumberland Md

 
DR W J CRAIGEN
Office No 14, North Liberty St, Cumberland Md

J DAILEY'S DENTAL ROOMS
WESTERNPORT
From one to a full set of teeth inserted in the most beautiful and substantial manner. Particular attention to cleaning and preserving .

 
BAKER & MCCOOLE
H W BAKER T E MCCOOLE
Manufacturers of and dealers in Flooring, Sash, Doors, Newels, Frames, Blinds, Brackets, Hand Railings, Mouldings, Balusters, Palings, Shingles, &c. FURNITURE AND GENERAL UNDERTAKING
KEYSER W VA

1879 FALL & WINTER
DRY GOODS!
W E TAYLOR, corner Main & Centre Streets, Keyser


GLOSS OIL & VARNISH CO
John Miller, Keyser, General Agent

 

 
DRESS GOODS, Prints, Poplins, Alpacas, Mohairs, Brocades, Salines, Cashmeres, black and colored. A full stock of flannels, waterproofs and cashmeres.
All kids of farming implements. My stock of groceries.
G T CARSKADON
 Corner Main & Centre Streets

 

A P RITZELL
BUGGIES, WAGONS and other vehicles. Will constantly keep on hand a stock of Carriage and Wagon Material of sale at lowest rates.
Shop: Armstrong St, near Keys House,
Keyser W Va

 
CLOTHING STORE OF
BENJ. HUGGINS
Main Street, near M E Church, Keyser
MR OTTO THALHEIMER, late manager of the Baltimore clothing Hall, gives his special attention to our Clothing Dept, and having had long experience in the clothing business, and especially in this section, he is enabled to suit the wants of the public better than any other store.

 
DR L B WILSON, DENTIST
No 17, N Liberty Street, Cumberland Md
Visits Keyser the first Mon and Tues of each month.
Painless filling, painless extraction. Finest work, lowest Prices.
Office at the Keys House, Keyser
Dr Wilson is a graduate of the Baltimore Dental College.

 
J W C HALL
(SUCCESSOR TO W D EWIN)
DRUGGIST
I keep constantly on hand a supply of fresh medicines, Oils, Soap, Nail & Tooth Brushes, Picket Knives, Thermometers, Perfumery &c. A fine quality of Whiskey for medical Use.
Medicines Carefully compounded.
Main Street, Keyser W VA

 
CHARLES E BLONDEL
MANUFACTURER & DEALER IN
TIN, SHEET-IRON AND COPPER WARE, STOVES & HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. ROOFING, SPOUTING AND PLUMBING.
Main Street near the Post Office, Keyser W Va

 
MRS J C BARBEE'S
CHEAP CASH STORE
Main Street, next door to Post Office
Is now very well stocked with a good line of Stationery, Notions, Books, Tobacco, Cigars, Confectionery, Fruits, Nuts & c.
Also Headquarters for picture frames, Pictures, Brackets, Wall Pockets, &c.

TRANSCRIBED OCTOBER 24, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD
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