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MARCH 26, 1913

5 MAY 2003


At the Easter services on last Sunday at the Methodist Episcopal church on Davis street, the Pastor Rev F H Havenner announced that the close of the conference year found the church free from the debt, the first time in many years. Several years ago extensive improvements were made in the Church in the way of a new furnace and painting the interior. To meet this expense a note had been carried in one of the banks for these years. In addition, the Ladies Aid Society about three years ago built a dining room and kitchen at the rear of the church costing about fifteen hundred dollars. In payment of this improvement the ladies had been carrying a note in bank. These notes have all been paid off and the pastor goes to conference with his church free from debt. In addition to paying the above debts, the Church through its membership and organization has subscribed $300 to the fund for Goucher College.


David Staggs, a well known and well-to-do farmer living on East Knobley, near Ridgeville, died at an early hour yesterday morning, aged 65 years. The remains will be buried today at 2 o'clock, following funeral exercises by his pastor at the Duling church. He is survived by a wife and two sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Leatherman and Mrs Mary Roberts.


The bribery investigation committee, composed of Senators O S Marshall and O A Hood and Delegates Charles A Sutton and Vernon E Johnson, and the fifth man to be named in place of Sherman Robinson, who is unable to serve on account of illness, have started their probe. There had been much discussion today whether the investigation would be open to the public. By action taken last night no one will be allowed to attend, not even the press or attorneys representing the accused legislatures, Senator B A Smith and Delegates S U G Rhodes, Rath Duff, David Hill, George H Van Metre and Rev T J Smith, all of whom are here. The committee will not meet until Wednesday, when the fifth member, possibly Delegate W H H Cook, of McDowell, will be here. Chairman Marshall gave out the following statement: "The committee appointed by the legislature at its last session investigate certain charges of misconduct on the part of certain members of the legislature and others have deemed it advisable to hold executive sessions; that the committee is not to prosecute, but simply to act the part of an agent, to report its findings at a hearing of a superior body of the legislature. When the report is made it will become a public document, and will then be open to inspection to all who care to investigate the subject and the matter that it contains."


Mrs Sarah Miller of Burlington, who has been in the Hoffman Hospital for treatment since February 27th, in the time undergoing operation, died yesterday. She had been in poor health a long time. The remains will be sent home for burial.


Lewis Adams, a painter employed by B F Wells at work on the post office building, fell from a swinging scaffold today. He started backwards but by grabbing the scaffold with his hand changed his position and landed on his feet. He fell about 18 feet landing on the concrete walk and was severely shaken up, but is not thought to be seriously injured. A number of people were horrified spectators of his frightful plunge, that at first appeared to be his death.


Earl E Schaffenaker, son of Luther Schaffenaker, died at his home near Cold Stream Sunday of last week from consumption, aged 19 years. Funeral services were held in the Christian church at Capon Bridge Tuesday, conducted by Rev S J Good. Burial at Fairview churchyard on Timber Ridge.

The B&O RR has accepted options on more than $15,000 worth of additional real estate at Green Spring in this county. Many of the lots purchased have houses on them, built since the Satterfield Addition was laid off and the lots sold.

Five sacks of garden seed came to the Romney post office from Congressman Brown Monday, for distribution in this section. Each piece was addressed separately.

Harold, the five year old grandson of Samuel Barrett, was badly scalded Monday morning while backing into a washboiler of boiling water. His back and hands suffered severely Dr Shull gave him attention.

At three o'clock Wednesday afternoon, March 19th, there occurred a pretty Easter wedding when Miss Gertrude White was married to Mr Wilbur F Wirgman, Jr. The ceremony was performed by the bride's father, Rev G D White.

Squire Malony had a large number of Capon district citizens in his court Monday, The occasion being five attachment suits brought by five citizens, attaching what was alleged to be the property of Mart Frank, who recently removed to Illinois. J D Good and M B Frank claimed the property. They filed a bill of sale, proved the consideration and the Justice released the property from the attachment and turned it over to Good and Kline, who have it advertised for sale in this issue.

Mrs Abram Wolford died at her home at Augusta Saturday after a long illness incident to old age. She is survived by her husband and two grown children. Funeral services were held Sunday.

The dwelling house of Thomas Messick on the Grassy Lick road in Sherman district, was destroyed by fire Sunday. How it originated is not known. Some of the furniture was saved. -The Romney Review


Dr L L Edgell returned last night from a trip to Washington and Baltimore

Mrs Sophia Michael, who has been visiting her sister Mrs Lon Ebert, and daughter Mrs Wilt at Blaine, for several days, will return tonight.

Take your Panama hats to Sincell's to have them cleaned and re-blocked, at once, as shipment will be made Monday next.

Misses Elsie and Hannah Gertsell of Gerstell were the guests over Sunday of Miss Florence Githen

Miss Marie Crooks and Mrs Estelle Wamsley spent yesterday in Cumberland

Frank Lease was in town yesterday

D B Bailey of Headsville returned yesterday from a visit to Cumberland

W R Taylor is in Grant county this week on business

T S Welton has moved his family from Petersburg to McCoole

Mrs J W Chrisman is visiting in Washington and Baltimore this week

Mr S S Reese went up the Western Maryland yesterday on a business trip.

Earl Shoemaker is spending today at home with his father, Chas Shoemaker

Mrs Gus Everly went yesterday to Newburg to visit relatives. She will remain for several days

Don't forget the big Musical Friday night at Limestone School House-"Cotton Town Minstrels."

Miss Lola Sharpless, who has been the guest of her mother for a few days left yesterday for Elkins. She is spending today with her brother at Gormania

Jack Campbell, the popular representative of Jno E Hurst & Co, Baltimore, is in Keyser today

Dr F L Baker of Burlington was in Keyser today

R A Baker returned last night from a visit to his home at Myersdale, Pa

Robinett & Zacot painted W M Stewart's barber shops, and it looks nice, clean and attractive

H G Woolf, Pope Jordan, Raymond Lowry, W F Evans and other Keyser boys attended the Easter Ball at Piedmont last night.

Miss Gertrude Tracy of Pittsburgh, who has been the guest of Mrs Col Boone at Luke for several months, has been called home on account of the severe illness of her mother. Miss Tracy frequently visited Keyser during her stay in this section and had many friends here.

WANTED-At once, a lady or gentleman solicitor in Keyser and Piedmont. Good salary or on any commissions. Address W C Cooper, Keyser, W Va

Mrs Harry Fonner will be at Hotel Reynolds on the 28th and 29th to demonstrate the "Gossard" corset.

Prettiest spring goods at I M Long's you ever saw. Don't fail to see them before buying.

Plumbing, for gas, water, and heat done right by expert mechanics. Write or phone for terms and plans. C C Arbogast, Keyser, W Va

Lumber is up and prices still going higher. Better get in your orders now. LILLER'S LUMBER PARLORS. Keyser, W Va

ROYAL TYPEWRITER, New Model, N0 5, Low built, absolutely Visible, Quick action, Perfect Alignment. Takes 2 inches wider measure than any other machine. Inbuilt Card Devices.

E R CONNELL, AGENT, Main street, Keyser, W Va

SPRING DRAPERY, Now is the time to buy your Spring Curtain Materials. We are showing
Solid Color Etamines in white, tan and cream at-10c a yard
Printed Madras, plain center, side border--10c yd.
Many designs of all over printed Madras-10c yd
Pretty Fancy, Printed Madras at-5c yd
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