KEYSER TRIBUNE
KEYSER W VA

September 27, 1912


Antioch News

Sept 24th

A George and family are preparing to move to Hagerstown this week.

Arnold Vandiver and Tom Cannon of Burlington were here awhile Saturday.

Mrs Verma Bacorn who has been visiting her mother Mrs Mary McNemar returned to her home at Grafton Monday.

Miss Alma Grayson, who has been at Deer Park awhile returned home Sunday.

Mrs Kisiah Walker who has been visiting in this vicinity returned to her home at Forman last Sunday.

J M Martin and children Mr and Mrs L J Mott and children and D G Martin and son enjoyed a pleasant drive last Sunday to the reservoir and returned through the Knobley Mountain Orchard.              Victoria


Davis News

Miss Helen Fox left for Keyser last week where she enrolled as a student in the preparatory school.

Mr and Mrs J H Babb of Jenningston, were called here Friday by the death of N B Twigg.

Miss Marguerite Christy returned Friday from Terra Alta.

S Fox was in Keyser one day last week.

Mrs M L Freeland returned to Jenningston Wednesday.

Born to Mr and Mrs Herbert Phelps, Friday, a daughter.

Hunters who have gone into Preston county report a large crop of squirrels in that county. A number of local nimrods have been over there and returned laden with the fatted squirrels.

The Rev M G Woodworth after having finished his work at Frankford, this state, where he has been in charge of the Frankford and Williamsburg churches for the summer, has returned to his work as professor of English in the Presbyterian College of South Carolina, at Clinton.


Deer Park

Sept 12

Mrs H C Apley and daughter Virginia spent Monday in Mountain Lake Park

Miss Boydie Reed spent several days recently the guest of Mrs Minnie Hennen.

Mr George Hennen returned home Tuesday after spending several days in Washington, Philadelphia, and New York.

Misses Bessie and Minnie Hennen went to Fairmont Monday morning, Minnie to attend school and Bessie to take up her duties as nurse.

Messrs R B and Gabel Hott of near Petersburg W Va spent Saturday here, the guests of their cousin Mrs A C George and family.

Mr A C George spent Monday in Keyser the guest of relatives

Mrs Sallie Hoffman and two children of Keyser spent several days the past week with Lizzie Thrasher and family.

Mrs F H Mosser is spending several days the guest of relatives in Keyser and Cumberland.

C W Hott, Homer Feaster and daughter, Eura, of near Petersburg W Va were the guests of A C George and family recently.


Elk Garden

Miss Maggie Pugh has returned home after an extended visit to friends at Woodland, Md.

Mrs Thomas Casseday of Weston has been visiting friend here for the past week or two.

Miss Mary Fahey of Elkins is enjoying a vacation with her parents and friends. She is a typo in a newspaper office at Elkins.

The public schools of Elk district will begin Monday Sept 30th.

Mrs Lulu West of Keyser paid her sister Mrs Seymour Taylor a visit this week.

Daniel Offitt, son of Mr and Mrs Cass Paugh died at Westernport Sept 19th 1912, aged 7 years and 2 months. Funeral services were conducted by Rev W W White at the residence of Jack Spurling, Elk Garden, and the interment in the Elk garden cemetery. The little boy was quite a favorite with his father and other members of the family.

The board of education has awarded the contract of building the school house at Sulphur to J W Marville, of Kitzmiller, for $895.

Mrs Lydia Jones of McKessport Pa is visiting her son, Mr John Bankert and family.

Mrs Addie M Walker has been quite sick for a week or more, her grandmother Ravencraft and Mr and Mrs I F Clark, of McCoole came to see her last week and left the first of this week. Two of her sisters Misses Rachel and Ethel Ravenscraft of McCoole are with her now.

We have just learned of the death of Mrs Bazie Kilroy wife of Thomas Kilroy, of Meyersdale Pa She is a sister of John Kenny of this place.

Mr J M Linthicum of Keyser was in town last week soliciting orders for books.

Dr P S Kiem took Mr Evans of Atlantic to Cumberland to the hospital last Sunday to be operated on for appendicitis,

Messrs D C, Walter H and John Arnold, Mr and Mrs Ray Hubbs, R Marsh Dean and family returned last Saturday from a delightful weeks visit to Newton Umstot and family on Cabin  Run.

Mrs John Montgomery and daughter, Merell, of Pittsburg are the guests of Mrs Mary Harris.

Rev John A Shockey is conducting a revival service at the Nethkin Hill church. The attendance is good, the sermons are earnest ones and there is much interest, Including Sunday evening there have been 14 conversations.

Students are returning to school. Robert Bane has gone to Bedford city, Patrick Conlon, to Dayton Va, and Miss Viva Jones to Peabody Musical Institute.

Ray Middleton of Cumberland is visiting his parents.      Roland


Hampshire News

Dr H W Hodgson and daughters were in town Thursday enroute to Elkton Va

Miss Ray Parker and Maggie Guthrie visited friends in Cumberland Lonaconing and Davis last week. Miss Parker left Saturday for Lynchburg where she will teach in R M W C this year.

Miss Mary Sparks went to Danville Va Wednesday to attend Randolph Macon Institute Joe Sparks has returned to the preparatory at Keyser.

Miss Susan Long has returned to Keyser.

Rev Mr Earl went to Moorefield last week and returned with his family.

Rev Mr Wood of Martinsburg is here assisting Mr Earl with a meeting.

Mrs Singhass was called to Virginia last week on account of the illness of her sister, Mrs Albin.

Born to Dr and Mrs Irons at Winter Haven, Florida Sept 2nd a daughter.

Campbell Blue of Kearneysville spent Sunday with his parents Mr and Mrs J H Blue.

Miss Jennie Parker who has been spending the summer with her sister Mrs Butt at Woodstock Va returned to Springfield Monday.


Kitzmiller Md

Mr James L Paugh died Friday night in the Allegany Hospital at Cumberland after a short illness of but 5 days of severe attack of acute indigestion. The remains were brought home on Saturday evening. Funeral services were conducted in the M E Church, of which the deceased was a member. The services were conducted by Rev Johnson, of Gormania. He leaves to survive him his wife and following sons and daughters, Mrs Ida Bowman, of Grafton, Mrs Bessie Williams, of Clarksburg, Mrs Grace Markwood, of Jamestown, N D, Miss Minnie, Guy and Earl, of Kitzmiller, and Stewart, of Virginia. His nephews, Edward Sollars, Roy Sowers, John Thrasher, Lawrence, Okey and Lee Junkins, acted as pall bearers.

Eugene Moore, son of E G Moore, who had his foot seriously injured by a fall of coal in the mines a couple weeks ago and was taken to the Allegany Hospital at Cumberland, had his limb amputated  and is now getting along nicely.

Rev C C Reed, who with his wife left here on Thursday evening for Buckhannon to attend a funeral, was himself taken ill and now confined to his bed with typhoid fever at that place.

Mrs G W Kitzmiller and daughter, Miss Norma, who have been spending the summer here in their summer cottage left for their home in Clarksburg Tuesday.

Edith, the little daughter of Dr and Mrs Ravenscraft, who was taken to Hoffman Hospital, at Keyser for treatment of typhoid fever, returned home Thursday much improved.

Mr William Price whose term of enlistment in the U S Army expired the 18th inst returned to his home here Tuesday evening from San Francisco Ca where he has been stationed for some time.

Miss Delphia Duling and sister Miss Kate returned home from Baltimore Monday where they spent a few weeks buying their Fall millinery goods.

Rev L C Messick preached his last sermon for this conference year on last Sunday evening. We hope to see him return to our charge next year.

Mr Geo Coffman and Mrs Sue Laughlin visited friends in Elk Garden Sunday evening.

Miss Pearl Walker is visiting friends in Somerset Pa.

Miss Alice Campbell is visiting her brother in Deer Park this week.

Mr Ed Sincell of Oakland was a business visitor here Tuesday.

Miss Besse Murray of Hancock, is visiting her sister, Miss Rose Murray, at this time.

Mr H L Welch, of Keyser visited friends here a few days this week.

Miss Bertha Tibbets who has been visiting friends here for a few weeks returned to her home at Beryl on Wednesday.

Mr J T Poland, salesman for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co was in Elk Garden on Business Wednesday.

Misses Delphe, Margaret and Kate, Duling attended the fair at Elkins on Thursday.

Mrs Elmer Ridder, of Keyser is visiting her parents Mr and Mrs Joseph Pritts this week.


Mt Storm Items

Making apple butter is the order of the day.

While in Cumberland last week Jas J Idleman underwent a very delicate operation in which an osseous growth was removed from the nostril. Dr E L Jones performed the operation.

Harry Schaeffer has sold his automobile to C W Seiver and now he and his girl walk to church.

There is quite a revival of talk for a railroad up Abrams Creek of late. Options have recently been given on Mineral by most of the land owners about Mt Storm.

T R Likens has sold his timber for $1800 cash. We did not learn the name of the purchaser.

R N Washington is going to cut the timber on the Cunningham place. Two saw mills moved in last week. This the largest body of timber in this section. It has been estimated at 2 million feet.

E H Hanlin has a pumpkin that measures 55 inches in circumference, and is growing at the rate of one inch a day.


MARRIAGES

License to Marry

License to wed were granted at Cumberland as follows:

Sept 12—William Henry Guest to Anna Eliza Lemon, both of Latrobe Pa.

Walter George Peer and Caroline Mabel Colb, both of Grafton W Va.

William Motzfield and Helen Logan, both of Cumberland

Walter Edward Wills and Lottie Matilda Sheler, both of Mt Savage Md.

Sept 12—William Frank Beck and Anna Catherine Krause, both of Cumberland Md

Adam Benjamin Long and Russie Hutton Walmsley both of Valley Bend Wva

Walter Otto Kitzmiller and Anna May Bell, both of Oakland Md.

William Bernard McCabe of Pittsburg Pa and Anna Julia Zielmske of Paw Paw Wva

Ira Ervin Wright and Charlotte May Wiley both of Grantsville Md.

Davy-Purgitt

A marriage the news of which will surprise many people, was quietly solemnized last evening at 8 o clock of the parlors of the Windsor Hotel. The happy young couple were Miss Lillian Purgitt of Purgittsville, W Va and Mr James E Davy Jr of Washington court house, Fayette county, Ohio. The bride was handsomely gowned for the occasion in a rich white satin costume a dainty bouquet of lilies of the valley adorned her hair, Rev Joseph E Davison of Center Street M E Church performed the ceremony in the presence of a few friends and relatives of the contracting parties. They will leave today for Purgittsville and will be at the residence of the brides parents. Mr James F Davy the father of the groom who was present at the ceremony is a wealthy fruit grower, owner of several orchards at Purgittsville.

Dailey-Kuhn

Mr Charles Eldridge Dailey and Miss Bertha Marie Kuhn were united in marriage last evening at 9 o'clock in Emmanuel Episcopal church the ceremony being performed by the rector, Rev William Cleveland Hicks, in the presence of relatives and a few intimate friends of the couple. The bride is a daughter of Mrs and the late Mr John W Kuhn, of Fayette St. and is very well known in Cumberland as a charming young lady with a host of friends. Mr Dailey is not only prominent in business circles of Cumberland.

 

Shower for Bride Elect

In compliment to Miss Mary Miller, whose marriage to Dr Henry B Potter takes place tomorrow evening at the Episcopal church, a few of her friends gave her a handkerchief shower last Saturday afternoon at her home, Alice street Refreshments were served and toasts were drunk to the happiness and prosperity of the bride. Mr Charles McIlvane Miller, father of the bride elect, presiding at the punch bowl. Among those present were Mrs Allen Russell, Mrs James Thornton Carskadon, Mrs W Holmes Yeakley, Mrs Murry Winters, Mrs C S Hoffman, Mrs A B Murry, Mrs Joseph E Patchett, Mrs W H Markwood, Mrs L C Leps, Mrs W C Kinsey, Mrs G H Reynolds, Misses Elenore West, of Baltimore, Ruth Gerstell, Nancy Brengle, Maria Frye, Frances Brengle, Helen Russell, Elizabeth Hoffman, Susan Brady, Elsie Hoffman, Jennie and Nannie Miller.

 

Two More Women

Frederick Md Sept 24th

Two other applicants for the heart, hand and home of John Trout, the 70 year old suitor who recently advertised for a wife, have arrived at his home for a visit to a week to himself and daughter. The agreement is as if at the end of the week one or the other should please, a wedding will follow. The complicate the situation Mrs Myrtle Davis, a widow of Cumberland, is at the Trout homestead pending an investigation as to whether or not her husband is living. He deserted her five years ago and has not since been heard of. She went to the home of Mr Trout nearly three weeks ago with her 17 year old son. And both were so congenial that plans were begun  for a wedding. Before Mr Trout procured a license Mrs Davis told him about her former marriage and the desertion, and it was agreed to postpone the marriage until definite information could be obtained concerning her first husband. It is understood that the last two visitors are sisters. Both are beyond middle age and while they came on the Baltimore train they refuse to give their place of residence.

 


DEATHS

Death of Mrs Pennington

Mrs Mary S Pennington wife of P M Pennington died at her home Pattersons Creek Wva on Tuesday Sept 10t. The deceased lady was a sufferer from tuberculosis and was brought to her home about three weeks ago from the hospital at Weston Wva

Mrs Felix B Welton

Mrs Welton died on Tuesday morning September 10th 1912 at 2 pm at the home of Misses Bettie and Fillie Welton at Moorefield, where she had spent the summer. Mrs Welton was born in 1830 in Yorktown Va her maiden name being Sallie Nelson, she was a direct descendent of Thomas Nelson a prominent citizen in Virginia in Revolutionary days. She was the widow of the late Felix B Welton, of hardy county who died in 1896. There survives her two step daughters Fillie and Bettie Welton of Moorefield and five sons, Wm N Frank, Page and Cleland, of Hardy county, and Conway of Cumberland Md. With the death of Mrs Welton there passed from our community one of the most estimable and refined characters that it has ever known. A woman of God, loving and charitable to all. She lived a life that will be remembered and cherished by all who knew her. She lived her 80 odd years in such a way that when her end was near, she was able to “wrap the drapery of her couch about her, and lie down to pleasant dreams, A Christian, the wife of a minister, the mother of a large family of boys, a noble woman, she has gone to rest.

Death of Mr Paugh

James Paugh of Blaine Wva died last night at the Allegany hospital, of which institution he had been an inmate about a week. He was operated upon for a serious internal complaint. The body will be sent today to Blaine for interment.

 


Two Badly Injured

When passenger train No 3 of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad crashed into a derailed freight near Paw Paw Wva early this morning Engineer Walter Grimm and fireman James Orem, of the passenger train were both seriously injured. Grimm may die. Both he and Orem were taken to a hospital in Cumberland near where the wreck occurred. Two passengers of No 3 and flagman Basford of the freight were slightly injured and received medical attention in Cumberland The passengers were Edward Palfrey and Mrs U E Garber. There injuries are not considered serious. Freight no 4159 became derailed at the mouth of the tunnel at Paw Paw and flagman Basford went back to the flag of the oncoming passenger train. Before he got more than a short distance from the derailed freight No 3 came into sight and before engineer Grimm apply the breaks, the train had crashed into the derailed freight. Several coaches, the engine, baggage and mail cars of the passenger train were derailed by the impact. Traffic over the line were held up for several hours.


Fruit Damaged by Hail

A heavy hailstorm which passed over the strip at the Mineral County fruit belt, it appears has done more than first thought to the well matured fruit. In the Allegheny orchards alone the loss is estimated at 12,000 baskets of peaches or a sum of $10,000. The ripening peaches are starting to rot wherever the heavy hailstones made bruises.


Wanted

75 to 100 girls and women to work in canning factory at Keyser W Va  will begin between August 20 to September 1st Those wishing employment will please file an application at the office of Seiver hardware Co

Keyser Canning Company B E Dawson Mgr.


B & O Promotions

Effective Sept 15, J E Spurrier, superintendent of the Shenandoah Division of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, with headquarters at Winchester Virginia, is promoted to a position of the staff of general manager C W Galloway, with headquarters at Baltimore, G D Brooke, assistant superintendent of the Cumberland division, at Keyser Wva, has been promoted to succeed Mr Spurrier. W H Riley train master at Keyser, has been promoted to assistant superintendent , succeeding Mr Brooke. Mr Spurrier in point of service is one of the oldest officials in the Baltimore and Ohio service. He began his railroad career as an extra operator of the Baltimore division in 1864,having advanced through various positions in the operating department. In 1874 he became trainmaster of the Baltimore division, in which position he continued until 1886, when he was transferred to the Philadelphia division. Mr Spurrier was promoted to superintendent of the Shenandoah division in Winchester in 1902. G D Brooke, the new superintendent entered Baltimore and Ohio service in 1902 as a rodman in the engineering department, later becoming levelman and transitman and was promoted to assistant engineer in May 1904. He was advanced to assistant division engineer in Pittsburg in July 1908, and one year later was promoted to division engineer at Baltimore. Mr Brooke became special agent of the operating department in March 1911, and Feb 1 1912, was promoted to assistant superintendent of the Cumberland division in Keyser. W H riley, who succeeds Mr Brooke at Keyser started railroad work on the Baltimore and Ohio in March 1887, as a brakeman at Wheeling. He became a conductor in 1889, and in August of the same year was appointed assistant trainmaster, being promoted to trainmaster at Wheeling June 1 1907. Mr Riley became trainmaster at Keyser March 1911.


Will Play a Series

Midland and Piedmont will play a series of five games of baseball. Two games will be played at Midland and two at Piedmont, and if the fifth game is necessary to decide the contest, the place will be decided by a toss up.


A Delightful Auto Trip

On Sept 8 Mr and Mrs F M Willison and daughter Malita May, accompanied by Mrs J W Leatherman with Oscar Willison as chauffeur boarded their private car “Ford” for Romney via Burlington stopping en route under a spreading oak for dinner, arriving at Romney in good time, and renewing acquaintances with old friends. Thence down to the beautiful South Branch river where, leaving the Ford on terra firma, boarded the boat with our chauffeur as oarsman, who, by the way, can steer a boat successfully as a Ford,soon landed us safely on the other side. When we proceeded on our way down to the hospitable farm home of Mr and Mrs Thos Long, where we royally entertained. The young folks were boat riding, horse back riding, etc. ye old ones engaged in social conversation, eating the luscious peaches tendered us by our hostesses charming daughter, Miss Nannie Blue, so well known to many of our readers, we also met there Mrs Mary Young and son, of Dallas Mo, and Mrs Fannie Wagoner, of Cumberland, sisters of Mrs Long and Mrs Willison, Also Mr Chas Taylor of Petersburg and old friend of the family. At 5 pm supper was announced when all repaired to the dining room to do justice to the good things prepared by Mrs Long and her estimable daughter at 5 thirty we boated the South Branch again, boarded the “Ford” and were soon whirling homeward via Springfield Frankfort stc making a run of about 60 miles without any mishap to mar our pleasure and feeling we had a trip long to be remembered and voting thanks to our kind friends, we arrived home at 8 pm Sept 12 1912.


Charter Granted

The secretary of state last week granted a charter to the following. Fairfax Orchard Co, with principal office at Romney, and chief works at Romney district, Hampshire county, capital stock, $25,000, subscribed, $500, paid up,$50, incorporators, J S Zimmerman, F W Gilkerson, Kittie C V Zimmerman, Belle Linthicum, W E Beatty, all of Romney.


Committee Organized

The second district democratic committee had a meeting here last Monday afternoon and affected an organization by electing J Hop Woods, of Philippi as chairman, J Sloan Kuykendall of Romney as secretary, and C E Nethken, of Keyser, as treasurer. All of the members of the committee were present except those from Grant and Pendleton county. The reports from the various sections of the district were encouraging and the committee mapped out plans for an aggressive campaign from now until the close of the election. Headquarters were established in the Wilson building on the corner of Main and Centre streets.


Miscellaneous News

Wallace Glover who paid relatives a visit last week returned to Brownsville Pa.

Douglass Glover went to Baltimore last week to take up his studies at school again.

Mr and Mrs Webb Davis of Grafton have been visiting Mr and Mrs Willis Rickey this week.

Miss Nellie Heiskell who has been on a visit to her old home in Virginia returned latter part of last week.

Miss Mayme Carroll who has been visiting her sister Mrs Luella Johnson left for her home in Grafton Monday.

Miss Clara Boldt who has been spending this week with her friend Miss Georgia Shelley returned to her home in Altoona last Monday.

Miss Margaret Lawton of Oakland spent a few days the past week with her aunt Mrs D L Trenton, in south Keyser.

A V Schaefer of Mt Storm agent for the R C H automobile sold a five passenger touring car to C W Siever.

Miss Bessie Russel who has been in Hoffman hospital for about five weeks was able to return home Saturday.

Miss Anna Johnston went to Elkins Wednesday evening for a few days visit at the home of her brother, Dr F S Johnston.

Mr Moffett of Washington spent a few hours last Sunday with Mr and Mrs A C Feather He had a business at Cumberland and came to see his friends.

Ned Melleor and Glenn Workman spent a few days last week with Ed Mytinger at Romney and it goes without saving that they had a good time.

Mrs W R Taylor and daughter Misses Lillian and Hazel left last Saturday for Luray Va to spend a couple of weeks with Mrs Taylors home folks.

Miss Elizabeth White of Romney who has been visiting at Elk Garden stopped off here Monday for a short to Mrs R M Frye on her way home.

Mrs Henry Neuhauser formerly residing in Keyser now of Stewardstown Pa accompanied her son Isaac Neuhauser home for a visit of a few weeks.

The Winchester Presbytery will meet at the Presbyterian church at Piedmont Tuesday Oct 1 at 8PM this is the regular stated meeting.

Miss Hewitt of New York City who spent several weeks here as the guest of her cousin Mrs N J Crooks left last Saturday for Washington D C on her way home.

Wm A Allen and son Carl of Moorefield was here Monday attending a meeting of the Democratic Congressional committee Mr Allen is the committeeman from Hardy county.

We regret to hear that Rev H C V Campbell of this place is seriously and dangerously ill and but slight hope is entertained for his recovery.

Miss Dora Rittenhouse returned Saturday night from a trip to Johnstown Pa, She was accompanied home by her sister Miss May, who spent the Summer with relatives near there.

Mr J H Babb of Jenningston, accompanied by his two children, was here Wednesday on his way to Falls, Grant county, to spend a few days with his mother and home folks.

Miss Marie Grusendorf who spent a few days here at the home of here brother, Dr H C Grusendorf returned to her home at Edgewood Md last week. She goes to her new home in Oklahoma next month.

M L Staggs found on his farm near Keyser the other day a turtle with two initials cut on it one, “M R B” and the other “T D B” also date “1816” which would make it 86 years old.

N R Taylor not long ago found one on his farm with the date “1826” cut on it.

Miss Georgia Shelley gave a moonlight picnic at Queens Point Friday night in honor of her guest Miss Clara Boldt of Pennsylvania. Those present were, Miss Hewitt, of New York, Miss Boldt, of Pennsylvania, Miss Lawton, of Oakland, Misses Emily Coffroth, Georgia Shelley, Elizabeth Woolfe, Messrs Walter Evans, H H Stover, Arthur Arnold, Douglass Glover, John MacDonald, and Prof VanDyke.


Personals

Wm Woolf is ill with a mild attack of Typhoid fever.

Miss Beulah Burke is home from a visit to Gormania.

Mrs Albert Neville spent Saturday and Sunday in Frostburg.

C G Scribner and Dr Gus Dickel were at Romney last Sunday.

Luke Weese of Pattersons Depot was in town Tuesday on business.

Misses Nell and Lena Crabtree were visitors to Cumberland on Saturday.

Mr John Russell, of Gary Ind is visiting home folks and friends here.

W E Fazenbaker of Cumberland was a visitor here Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Maud Harman of Washington is the guest at the home of her brother George.

Born Sunday morning Sept 22 1912 to Cashier and Mrs Geo R Davis a fine son

Ray Virts had a finger badly mashed while at work in the car shops Saturday.

Mrs Hepburn of Lonaconing and Mrs Adams, of Luke were brought to Hoffman hospital Tuesday.

Miss Pauline Maxfield will teach the primary department of the public school at Gormania this winter.

John Johnston has been housed up the past week with a light case of typhoid fever, but is getting along fine.

Isaac Neuhauser and little daughter returned home Saturday from a visit to relatives in Stewardstown Pa.

Misses Hattie Coffroth and Hattie Estes went to Williamsport Monday to pay Mrs Morris Jones a visit to her new home.

Miss Katie Scherr, who has spent some time here with her sister Mrs F H Babb, left last Monday night for her home at Louisville Ky.

Clyde Hott the efficient assistant in the Farmers and Merchants Bank has been off duty the past week having a case of typhoid fever.

Clerk J V Bell spent a few day latter part of last week among his friends and relatives  at his childhood home. Martinsburg, and enjoyed his short visit very much.

Mrs Spurgin who for the past week was the guest of her daughter Mrs Maurice Newman returned to her home in Terra Alta Saturday.

Miss Margaret Hepburn of the faculty of Central High School, at Lonaconing, was brought to the hospital suffering with typhoid fever, Monday.

Mrs Edward Hall of Cumberland came up last week and spent a few days among relatives Mr Hall came up and spent Sunday and accompanied her home.

Mrs David MacDonald and little son, of Durant, Oklahoma, arrived here last Friday night on a visit to relatives, They have been on a visit to her former home at Nova Scotia, and are on their way home.

J Slaon Kuykendell of Romney came over last Saturday and is spending awhile here having been elected secretary of the Democratic Congressional Committee and is looking after business at headquarters.

Clerk of the Court John W Young has returned home from a three weeks tour of Canada having attended the Odds Fellows international convention in Winnipeg.

Mr C E Shears of Keyser is visiting friends in this city

Misses Kate and Clara May Bane are the guests of friends at Elk Garden.

Eugene Cunningham and Miss Eva Lee Veeda Davis, of Davis, were married and came in on the night train and stopped at the New Commercial unit today and they will visit Mr Cunninghams father Attorney A M Cunningham, of Elkins

Mrs B J Baker and grandson, John Bernard left Tuesday for their home at Petersburg after spending a few days among friends and relatives here.

Tom Coffman our efficient policeman has typhoid fever and was taken to the Hoffman Hospital Monday.


Mr Yarnell Promoted

William E Yarnell of Cumberland has been promoted to the position of trainmaster of the West end division of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, with headquarters at Keyser Wva Mr Yarnell started his railroad career as a messenger boy in the old B & O freight house here. He went through all the branches of the service of his activity  won him many friends among his superior officers. For several years he served as agent at Newburg Wva He was regarded as one of the most  rapid billing clerks in the service of the B&O while stationed here. Mr Yarnell succeeds W H Riley, who has been appointed assistant superintendent of the Cumberland division.


Hollen Clan Holds Its Second Reunion

Tunnelton Wva

Gathered beneath the shelter of the grove near the U B Church, Saturday and Sunday the Holllen family enjoyed its second annual reunion. An excellent dinner was served. Those attended were R E L Hollen and family, of Breedlove, E R Hollen and family, Terra Alta, W C Hollen and family, Terra Alta, H E Hollen and family, Grafton, Wood Hollen and family, Keyser, Rev J W Hollen and family, Clarksburg, E W Hollen and family, Buckhannon, C O Hollen, Indianapolis, Ind, Gladys Hollen, Cumberland, Mrs Jennie Nines and daughter, Elkins, Davis S Hollen, Kingwood, Mr and Mrs L S Kelly, Terra Alta, A J Shaffer and daughter, Clarksburg, Rev Ward, Terra Alta, Judge E Messenger, and George Lyons, both of Kingwood, Mr and Mrs Hott and Miss Foster, of Keyser, Mr and Mrs John Kenny, Tunnelton, Mrs Jennie Short, Cumberland, Miss Isabelle Sobraska, Keyser, E C Kauffman, Keyser, S C Mosser, Eglon, Mr and Mrs DeWitt, Corinth, and several others.


Putting Up a Stiff Fight

Our old friend and former Prestonian Thomas W Gocke, of Piedmont, is chairman of the democratic Executive Committee of Mineral County, and is in the fight to win. “Tom” is an old campaigner and will make them “sit up and take notice” before another thanksgiving proclamation is issued by Bill Taft or Bill Glasscock either one. The following letter from Gocke will explain the situation. Right you are the appointed of Mr Gocke was not a mistake.


15 Year Old Mother

Morgantown Wva Sept 21 A daughter has been born to Mr and Mrs Thomas Black. Mrs Black was 15 years old last May. Her mother is 29 years of age and her grandmother, who is the great grandmother of the child is only 48.


Postoffice Dynamited

New Cumberland Wva The safe at New Cumberland Post office was blown open with dynamite early this morning and stamped envelopes of small value taken. All money had been previously been put into the bank. No clue to the robbers  was discovered. The post office has been robbed regularly for the last decade.


Must Believe It

When public endorsement is made by a representative citizen of Keyser the proof is positive you must believe it. Read this testimony. Every sufferer of kidney backache every man, woman, or child with kidney trouble will do well to read the following:

Mrs Herbert Miller, 37 Gilmore St Keyser Wva says” I found Doans kidney pills to be just as represented My kidneys were inactive and the kidney secretions caused me great annoyance. I also had acute attacks of backache. Soon after I used Doans kidney pills obtained at Arza Furbees Drug Store, these symptoms of kidney complaint were disposed of Another member of our family has also had similar experience with Doans Kidney Pills” For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster Milburn Co. Buffalo New York sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doans and take no others.


Taft believes that the tide id beginning to turn his way. But, of course, he means the tide of the Democratic votes that is going to sweep him out of the way.

Don’t forget the democratic county ticket when you are working to elect good men to office. It is a clean able ticket from beginning to end.

Phil Keys would make as good an assessor as the county ever had. And she has had some good ones. His experience in the clerks office and the post office have fitted him thorough and painstaking work. He is the very man for the place.

Ervin Nethkin has served the people of this county as sheriff therefore everybody knows of what he is. “As straight as a string” as the boys would say. He made an efficient officer once and he can “come back” The people are going to elect Ervin again. Because tey know what they are getting.

People who have surveyed done about here know what kind of a workman Dave Martin is. He does thorough work as  the courts recognize for they so often employed him to do work for them. This is an important office and the people cant afford to not have a competent man. They wont make any mistake if they elect Dave Martin.

H C Homan who is sure to be the next county commissioner  is a most excellent man for the place. He is clear headed  careful and aggressive . He has been successful is his own business, and that is the best indication in the world that he is capable. Keep that in your mind and remember that the county commissioner is the most important man that the tax payers have to vote for. Because he is the man that handles their money, and comes more directly in contact with them in their home affairs.

The voters, irrespective of politics, are going to stand by Junior Brown. He has done more for the people of this district than any congressman who has ever represented the district. No matter who he is or what party he may belong the man who goes to Junior Brown for a favor gets it. If it is within his power to grant it. And he goes to any amount of trouble to do things that may benefit his constituents. Mr Brown knows no mans politics in the conduct of the affairs in his office. And the people know it. That’s why he is so popular among his classes.

The office of prosecuting attorney is a most important one, therefore it is highly important that the man who fills that office should be well equipped his advice to the county court in its transaction to the peoples business is very valuable, hence he should be a man competent to properly advise them. H K Drane, as all acquainted with him know, is a man well equipped in the law and should he be elected it will not be necessary for the court to hire other counsel to transact their business. This is important to the taxpayers and they should think seriously about it before casting their vote.

Jimmie Sheetz will make an excellent man in the legislature. He is well equipped mentally and as honest as they make them. He will go there with no strings tied to him. Therefore can represent the people. Here is an opportunity that the people have long been crying out for, a farmer in the legislature who is able enough and honest enough to take care of their interests. Without casting any insinuations whatever at anybody else, we want to say that considering all phases of the matter the people of Mineral county have never have an opportunity to send a more representative man to the Legislature than they have in Mr Sheetz. The question is what are they going to do with the opportunity.


Democratic Speaking

On Tuesday, Oct 1st, the democrats will formerly open their state campaign in this county, From 10 til 4 o'clock addresses will be made at Alaska and at night in Keyser by Hon W R Thompson, Democratic candidate for governor of West Virginia, Hon Thomas A Bludsoe, Democratic candidate for Attorney General, Hon Wm G Brown, Democratic candidate for Congress from the second district, Hon John J Cornwell.


The Wilson, Thompson and Brown club will meet tonight at their room to complete their organization.


Select Castle Mystic Chain

Select Castle, Ancient order Knights of the Mystic Chain of West Virginia opened its 24th annual session in Friendship Hall, corner Main and Armstrong streets at 10 o clock, Tuesday morning. A number of the visiting sir Knights, besides a number of the members of Friendship Castle, No 4, and Mystic Friends assembly, No 6, were present. Mrs W H McIlwee was organist. Select commander C E Dayton opened the meeting by introducing the chairman, Rev J F Dayton, Sr. who, in short talk, introduced ex sheriff C E Nethkin, who on behalf of the mayor, welcomed the visiting sir Knights to this place and made a very interesting address. Senator O A Hood delivered an address on “Fraternalism” He was followed by Sir Knight H G Fisher, who spoke on the “Benefit of Secret Orders to Mankind” The address of welcome was responded to by J T Piggot, of Parkersburg, in a very interesting speech. Sir Knight George Hopwood, of Mannington, by request entertained the meeting with a beautiful solo. “Nearer My God, to Thee” was sung by the lodge. Sister H Z Locker of Parkerburg, made a short but interesting speech to the members of the lodges on the subject. “ For the Good of the Order” Chairman J F Dayton, Sr, responded to the same subject, at 11:30 the order A O K of M C went into secret session to transact business before the Select Castle. The afternoon was taken up in conferring the mark degree and hearing reports of the committees.

The representatives from the different castles are:

Mineral No 1, Piedmont, W D Kerns and W J Viney, Morgan, No 2, Berkeley Springs W L Price; Friendship No 4 Keyser; John Bill and Jesse Floyd; Eureka No 5, Bayard W E Junkins and J W Michaels; Mountain Breeze, No 7 Thomas; James Huff; Mountain Home, No 8 Hendricks; W C Smith and James Polland; Silver Wave; No 11 Wheeling; R C Okey and John Cardona, Arbutus No 12 Wildell; S E Cosner and J M Reel, Potomac No 17, Blaine; D W Wilt and James Campbell; Parkersburg No 20 Parkersburg, J T Piggot.

Tuesday night a banquet was given by  Friendship castle and Mystic Friends Assembly No 6 Degree of Naomi. An excellent repast was served, about one hundred and seventy five being present.

Wednesday morning the Castle went into a business session and finished up their business. Mark degree was conferred upon Raymond Rice, after which the election of officers followed.

The following officers were elected by the Select Commander, J W Arnold of Silver Wave No 11, of Wheeling; Select Vice Commander C T Vanpelt, Mineral Castle No 1 Piedmont; Select Recording and Corresponding Scribe, George Hopwood, Friendship No 4 of Keyser, Select Marshall, J T Piggot Parkersburg No 20. Parkersburg; Select Inside Guard C W Trainer, Parkersburg No 20, Parkersburg; Select Outside Guard James Huff, Mountain City No 7 Thomas, Select Trustee S C Cosner, Arbutus No 12 Wildell, Select Supreme Representative;  W S Price, Morgan No 2, Berkely Springs; Select Alternate, S R Rice, Potomac No 17 Blaine. The select Castle voted the Mystic Friends Assembly No 6 and Friendship Castle No 4, a vote of thanks for their treatment while in the city, and that the vote of thanks be extended to the citizens of Keyser for their kindness to the delegates. After the installation of officers by supreme representatives J E Aronhalt, of Elk Garden, the Select Castle adjourned to meet the fourth Tuesday of next September in the city of Wheeling.


TRANSCRIBED DECEMBER 2001 BY CANDY SHILLINGBURG

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