KEYSER W VA
MARCH 28, 1913
March 20, 1913 - Mrs Jake Duckworth spent from Sat until Tues with relatives in Cumberland.
J W Dunn, wife and little son, came down from Burlington Sat. Mr Dunn returned Sun but Mrs Dunn and little boy will remain a week with relatives here.
Lawson Adams, of Keyser, is spending a few days with Alaska friends.
R D Tonkin, the lumber man of Cherry Tree, Pa, arrived last week and is now making preparations to saw the timber which he recently bought from the VanMeter brothers.
Walter Oats of Romney, was here yesterday looking over the telephone lines and repairing telephones.
John W Snyder, Geo Longerbeam, Stanley Llewellyn and Wm Arnica, of Cumberland, were business visitors to Alaska yesterday.
A H Dowden returned to Cumberland the first of the week after spending the last two months with his uncle, H C Dowden.
Born March 14th, to Mr and Mrs William Wagoner, a daughter.
The Frankfort public school closed today. Wade Lease was principal and Miss Etta Dunn asst.
Mrs S M Heironimus has been confined to her home for several days by an attack of rheumatism.
Miss Leigh Wilson, a student at Darlington Seminary, West Chester Pa, came home last week for the Easter holidays.
Miss Edith Howard, who was the guest of her sister, Mrs D H Eshelman, was called home to the bedside of her father, who is quite ill.
Parker, elder son of Dr Butt, who has been confined to his home for several months with heart trouble, is now able to be out again and is looking well. -News of 20th
Noah Wilmot Dawson, son of S D and Emma Dawson, died Mon at 12:10 o'clock, with measles, aged 6 years, 7 months and 2 days.
There is quite an epidemic of measles at this place. There are 25 or 30 cases and seem to be in a very bad form.
A number of people attend the funeral of Margaret McKenzie, at Cresaptown Sun, from this place. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Henry Sheppard, at Rawlings, Fri morning. She was the mother of Mrs I L Van Meter, at this place. She also had quite a number of relatives here. She was 72 years old.
DONALDSON'S RUN NEWS
In the beginning of these communications we stated that the farmers were being taxed out. What we have stated in the way of explanations show how they are being imposed on, yet in a way that but few realize its being done until they are compelled to sell out of the sheriff will do it for them. Under the Dawson tax reform law, everybody is supposed to be assessed according to the full value of their property, but it is not done. How many there are that are assessed only one half its value. There is one man living on Patterson Creek that owns quite a bit of land. About the time the Dawson law came into effect he bought a farm, paying five thousand dollars for it. This same farm he had just paid five thousand dollars for was assessed at two thousand five hundred dollars. Anyone examining the land book will readily see that his property is all assessed at less than one half of what he asks for it when he offers it for sale.
last fall when the Democrats nominated James Sheetz as a candidate for the house of delegates the Republicans took advantage of the fact that Mr Sheetz'x farm was not assessed according to its value and on these grounds defeated his election. Yet they nominated a man to fill the chair of the chief of the county justice that according to the books and good authority, is assessed under the same principle. How many of the leading citizens of our county who claim to be possessed of righteousness were the leaders of this whirl around game.
Our Savior says "Woe unto you ye hypocrites." Any person can readily se that the persons who are assessed for less than half of their real wealth, making it much harder for those who have less because they do not try to evade the assessment law; so the person with limited means is eventually taxed out and finds it necessary to go to public works or elsewhere for a living. I don't remember how long ago it has been, but it was when MR F M Reynolds was a member of the house of delegates, there was a bill put before the house and passed, became a law, that compelled all persons owing taxes after the first of Jan to pay a ten per cent interest on such delayed taxes. It cause quite a deal of comment. After Mr Reynolds came back home, on being interviewed in regard to such a law, explained himself by saying it would be the means of accumulating quite a great deal of money to help pay the expenses of the state. This struck a good many people favorably, even some of the stingy Democrats stuck their hands in their pockets saying that is what suits me. We will grant Mr Reynolds that. Now let us see who it effects. It is not the persons who have money, for they can pay their taxes at any time. But it is the persons who live back in the remote places that it catches. Perhaps some one who has had sickness and death, or someone else who has toiled and labored hard on the farm, and owing to a drought or a hailstorm his crop has been a failure. He is the person that has to pay the ten percent interest. No doubt they will say it has not amounted to much. (Of course such people will say it does not amount to much.) All one has to do is to examine the stubs of the tax bills and they will see different. How many widows that owned a small farm has had to let her children go thinly clad or even hungry in order to pay the ten per cent interest. Or even we can go farther than this; if, for some cause they fail to pay their taxes with interest by the first of July, away it goes delinquent and when it is sold the law gives them one year to redeem it, but from the time it is sold until it is redeemed it does not only bear ten per cent interest but twelve. So it is the poor person that has to pay this extortionate interest.
Integrity from Mineral and Honesty from Hampshire counties had their meeting the fourth and commented largely on the tax interest which we will send in at the next writing.
Cabbage and tomato seed have been sowed by a good many persons.
Quite a wild goose storm has been prevailing. When this and equinox is over, perhaps we will have favorable weather.
Mrs Wm Kalbaugh and children and Mrs Lillian Whiting, her daughter of Terra Alta, visited the family of Mr J Z Clark, the first of this week.
Mine Supt H H Harrison, has been attending court at Parsons the past week.
Mrs Mary Jones is very sick at her home on the tram road.
The two horses just below the Catholic Church were entirely consumed by fire last Sun afternoon. Mrs Fanny Welch occupied one house and Ed Wilson the other. The Wilson house caught fire first and he saved but little of his furniture; but Mrs Welch saved about all of hers. There was a strong east wind and the houses on the opposite side of the street, Luke Cumming's and others, were in danger, but the bucket brigade did valiant work and saved those houses. A defective flue or pipe was the cause of the fire.
Mr Peeler, the butcher at the Co store, ahd a severe attack of sickness the first of this week.
Mr Willie Cooper, principal of the Elk Garden school, was in Keyser last Sun.
Hartmonsville, Jenny Springs, Nethken Hill and Oakmont schools have closed.
Resolved. That the temperate zones offer greater advantages than the torrid zone, was the question at the literary society last Thurs evening. D C Arnold and Clarence D Umstot affirmed and Willie Cooper and Talmage Smith spoke for the negative. The decision was in favor of the affirmative.
The Jenny Springs school, taught by Mr Talmage Smith, closed last Fri evening with an entertainment and debate. The school did well and the audience was delightfully entertained with recitations, dialogues and plays. There were some very amusing scenes and they were richly enjoyed. There was a debate also in which Clarence D Umstot and Willie Cooper affirmed and Talmage Smith and D C Arnold defended the negative. The question was, Resolved, That poverty is a greater blessing than riches, and the affirmative won. Mr Smith will teach the unexpired term at Chaffee.
The great storm last Fri did but little damage in this section.
Sugar making is over and the yield is not large.
Press (Petersburg) of 20th
Julius Dettinburn, of Forman, will move to the Poor Farm and take charge the first of April.
H E Schell, one of our successful farmers, has a ewe that has produced 13 lambs in four years. Who can beat it?
Freeland Cosner, of Tucker Co, has bought the remaining of the Tannery farm consisting of about 40 acres. Mr Cosner will erect a dwelling and make his home among us.
Little Leota May Sites, was born Jan 2, 1913 and died March 15, 1913, aged 2 mos, 13 days. She was the only child of Jesse N and Nettie (Getz) Sites.
C A Haslacker who recently returned to his old home at Maysville from NY City, where he has spend several years, was a Petersburg visitor the first of the week. His wife's health has not been good fro some time, and the doctor advised them to return to the country.
Mr and Mrs John Shobe, who had been in Baltimore having their little daughter treated for infantile paralysis, came home last Fri evening. The little one's leg is put up in plaster paris, and they have to take her back in six weeks fro further treatment.
Garfield Ours, a young man about town, created somewhat of a stir here the other day by jumping off the river bridge. The river was up some, but young Ours managed to get out after floating down about two hundred feet. Ti is not known whether he was practicing the art of high diving or had he become tired of life in this mundane sphere. If the former his first effort was successful; if the latter, it demonstrates that a man can change his mind almost as quickly as a woman.
Smallpox ahs broken out at Maysville, and it is reported that there are five cases, four in the family of Ernest Franz and one in Will Franz's family. Several families that were supposed to have been exposed to the disease have been quarantined, and every precaution is being taken by the authorities to keep it from spreading.
Miss Nell Barr, is visiting her sister, Miss Clara, at Keyser.
Jesse Welton, of Washington C H, O, is here visiting his sister, Mrs B J Baker.
A good work horse belonging to Marshall harness fell over a bank Wed evening and killed itself.
Thomas Welton, who works in the B&O shops at Keyser, came to his home here lst week. He will move his family to Keyser this week.
A A Welton ahs sold to a Mr Wise and for a Mr Lee, of the Valley, about 100 head of heavy cattle for early delivery.
T J Grove and I S Welton each recently sold their cattle and hogs to Geo Miley. Some hogs were sold as high as $8.37 ½ and some heavy cattle recently sold for $7.65.
W N Welton, of Hardy, sold about 60 head of heavy cattle to Mr Wise, who purchased them for Mr Lee of the valley.
Rage Welton also sold about 30 head to the same party.
IS Welton bought 20 head of twos of Geo E Ours.
Review (Romney) of 19th
Miss Dorothy Inskeep celebrated her birthday on Mon.
G W Mitchell and family left Tues for Newburg, Preston Co, where they will make their home.
Lee Robinson has purchased the outfit of the late O H Tarr and will continue the barbour business at that stand.
George Arnold showed us an egg laid by one of his hens that was shaped like a small gourd. It had a small projection on one end.
Miss Marlon Cornwell entertained a number of her friends at a birthday party at her home at Vanderlip on Mon afternoon.
Miss Louise Hall, of Charles Town, a grand niece of Capt C S and Henry White, of this place, was appointed librarian of the State Law Library at Charles Town, with a salary of $500 per annum. The office was created by the last legislature.
H G Kump of Elkins, who arrived here Sat evening with the expectation of spending a day or two with his parents, received a telegram early Sun morning that his nineteen months old child was ill with diphtheria, and left on the noon train for home.
Miss Janet Welton, of Moorefield, is the guest of Miss Laura Gilkeson.
Miss Mary S Pancake is spending a couple of weeks in Baltimore.
Miss Linnie Monroe, of Shinnston, spent last week here with relatives.
Miss Fanny High, returned last Sun to Elkins to resume teaching.
Ms Jno J Cornwell is spending a few days with Mrs E E Ailes at Bethesda Md.
Mrs Bertha Houser, of Okonoko, spent several days last week with relatives here.
Miss Dora Ludwig of Junction, is the guest of Mrs John J Stump, in Cumberland.
Mrs McCarty, returned here last week from Philadelphia to visit her daughter, Mrs.Vause Parker.
O P Compton came up from Washington to recuperate at his home in the county. He had been sick for several days.
Mrs L E Heatwole, of Harrisonburg, Va, a daughter of G M Haines, with her four children, is visiting relatives here.
Simon Marpel departed this life March 7, 1913, near Capon Bridge, aged eighty four years, one month, and six days.
Mrs David Whiteman, of Junction, underwent a very serious operation at the Western Md Hospital in Cumberland Tues morning, and is resting as well as was expected.
DIED IN TEXAS
Miss Bertie Pancake, a sister of James I Pancake, a former member of the County Court, died in western Texas, last week, of tuberculosis, where she had gone a few months ago in the hope of regaining her health. Her sister, Miss Mary, who was there also, accompanied the remains home, arriving here Sat afternoon last. The remains were taken to the old family home ten miles above Romney from where the funeral occurred Sun morning. The services were conducted by Rev Dr Brooke, of the Presbyterian Church, of which deceased was a member.
Miss Bertie was an amiable young woman, bright and very popular and her death brings sorrow to many relatives and friends.
Mr and Mrs D C Twigg and daughter, Miss Pearl, formerly of this place, new of Cumberland, are spending some time at St Augustine Fla, and Mrs James Mathews of Wheeling, so well known in their neighborhood is at New Orleans.
Elwood Parsons is preparing to move to the "Mexico Farm" in Md.
Mrs J M Pue entertained a number of relatives in honor of Mr Pue's birthday.
Mrs Sutor, of Cumberland, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. roach.
Rev A M Earl, and E A McGlatbery have been holding services every night at Kerns' school house.
Miss Maggie Guthrie spent a part of last week with Mrs Levi Inskeep near Romney.
Miss Ella Ansell, of Keyser, is visiting home folks.
Hoy W VA, March 19 - Rev Smith of Mineral C o, spent Sat night with Wm Smith here. He was called to see his half sister, Miss Rebecca Smith, who has been ill for some time. He returned home yesterday, accompanied by Miss Suda Smith.
Mrs Vallie Hockman, who was taken extremely ill March 8, improved but slightly during the week, and is worse again this morning.
Mrs Lizzie Folz, widow of the late Taylor Foltz, sold her personal property last Sat and will make her home with her son.
H T Shanholtz and family and Miss Hazel Haines, visited friends in Bloomery yesterday and day before.
J W Smith, of this place, disposed of the remainder of his store goods last week.
Review (Romney) of 26th
Mrs Adam Wolford died at her home at Augusta Sat after a long illness incident to old age. She is survived by her husband and two grown children.
Stanley Klein and Miss Esther Angela Haffer, both of this place, the latter a daughter of Mr and Mrs. W H Haffer, were married in Cumberland last Wed.
Harold, the five year old grandson of Samuel Barrett, was badly scalded Mon morning by backing into a wash-boiler of boiling water. His back and hands suffered severely.
Stewart Zilor, of Falls, is spending some time with his family here.
Rev and Mrs W W White, of Elk Garden, spent the past week here.
Blair Sheetz, of Winchester, spent several days here last week on business.
John L Shank, of Piedmont, after visiting relatives here, has returned to his home.
Geo Johnson, of Cumberland, spent Sun with his mother, Mrs Elizabeth Johnson.
Misses Rebecca and Jean Baird, came home from Winchester for the Easter holidays.
Miss Maggie Guthrie, of Springfield, spent several days here last week with relatives.
Mr and Mrs F C Turley have been spending several days with friends in Baltimore.
Miss Virginia Stump of Powhatan College, Charles Town, spent Easter at her home near town.
Mrs R M Frye of Keyser, spent last week here with her parents, Mr and Mrs W C Parker.
Miss Mamie Leatheman returned last week from Fla, where she taught school the past winter.
Miss Mary Howard Heiskell spent Sat and Sun in Moorefield the guest of Miss Kitty Heiskell.
Ernest F Bean, left Mon with his wife and child for Springfield, Oregon. They will make their home in the northwest.
Mrs A C Shingleton, of Washington DC, with her little daughter, are visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs M L Triplett, near town.
At three o'clock Wed 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. The church was most tastefully decorated, the windows being darkened and the lights softly shaded in pink. The altar was banked with ferns and potted plants, which concealed the musicians, Mr and Mrs.Whipp. Promptly at three o'clock the bride entered the church on the arm of her brother, Rev W W White. She was attired nain a beautiful dress of white charmeuse satin trimmed in duchess lace and pearls. Her veil was becomingly caught up with lilies of the valley. The maid of honor, Miss Roxie White, was dressed in white brocaded charmeuse veiled in pale green chiffon. The bride's youngest sister, Miss Elizabeth White, was flower girl. She wore pink messaline and carried pink roses before the bride. The groom's sisters, Misses Edna and Meeda Wirgman, as bridesmaids, wore dresses of pink crepe de chine. All of the bride's attendants wore picture hats and carried Easter lilies.
The groom was attended by his brother, Mr Bowly Wirgman. The ushers were Messrs Marvin Williams, Robert Baird, Thomas Marshall and Marvin White. After the ceremony in informal reception was held at the home of the bride.
Mr and Mrs.Wirgman left on the five o'clock train for Baltimore where they will make their future home. Both have many friends here whose sincere wishes for future happiness follow them.
Out of town guests were, Dr and Mrs. Gardner of Cumberland; Rev and Mrs W W White of Elk Garden; Marvin White, of Clarksburg; and Mrs R M Frye of Keyser.
HARDY COUNTY NEWS
Moorefield Examiner of 20th
E J Harness, who has been visiting here for several months, left this morning for Martinsburg where he will spend a few days before returning to his home in Utah.
The sale of the Brighton Farm as advertised for several weeks, brought a good many people to town last Sat. The farm sold to Andy Seymour for $20,100.
Born to Mr and Mrs Arnott Jordon, last week, a son.
Born, to Mr and Mrs. Jess Crites, last Fri, a son.
Lemuel Reynolds, of Twin Mt, has been taken to Keyser for treatment at the Hoffman Hospital.
Mrs Jos Evans, who has been quite sick for several weeks, is, we are glad to say, able to be about again.
Miss Clara Bean, who has been visiting Mr and Mrs Jos Evans, left yesterday for her home near Romney.
Mrs H E High, of Romney, has sold her interest in the late D M Scott farm, near Durgon, to the other heirs.
G P Grady and family, of Lost River, were here last week on their way to Pinto Md, where they will reside.
Mrs Annie Shearer left yesterday to spend a few days visiting relatives at Cumberland.
Miss Jean Dailey, who is attending school at Winchester, arrived home yesterday to spend Easter.
Miss Janet Welton, who has been on an extended visit to relatives in Va, is expected to return home today.
Mr Lee, of near Winchester, was here last week and bought W N Welton and A W Mathias' cattle. We understand he paid $6.54 fro them.
The Halterman land, lying on Branch Mt, was sold last week to J Wm Gilkeson and C B Welton for $4,525. This is fine grazing or fruit land.
Mr Dicken and family, of New Creek, have moved into Miss Laura Fisher's house, in South Moorefield. Mr Dicken has rented a part of the Brighton Farm.
At the organization election held last Sat, the Mayor and council were re-elected. M Dasher was elected Recorder in place of W H Shearer, who declined to serve.
One of the most pleasant affairs it has ever been our pleasure to attend, was a dining, given the members of the Do Easy Club, by J Overton McNeill, at his home in the Old Fields, last Thurs evening. The hour of the parting came far too soon was the common expression of the guests, who left behind a shower of hearty good wishes for their host and a hope for many future meetings.
Lewis W Duling has completed his studies at The Mountain State Business College, of Parkersburg, and is now at the home of his father, S R Duling.
Mrs Amanda Lemon has gone on a visit to Greenland.
Messrs Earl Duling and T W Shillingburg were at Keyser on business last Fri.
Miss Birdie Wiseman, of Sulphur, was the guest of J P Kitzmiller's last Sun.
Geo D Junkins, of Emoryville, was here last Sun.
E A Ludwick was a business visitor at Keyser last Sun.
J A Hanline closed a successful term of school at Terra Firma last Fri afternoon with an entertainment.
The total eclipse of the moon last Sat morning could be seen very plainly about 5 o'clock.
Clayton Hilkey, of Laurel Dale, was calling on relatives and friends here last Sat and Sun.
Albert Tephaboch was the guest of Alex Junkins last Sun. We will not tell this time.
John Parker of Mechanicsburg, took a drove of cattle to his farm at Mt Storm last week.
The Denman Coal Co is having a blacksmith shop built at Black Diamond Mines.
Mrs Pearl Simmons of Emoryville, visited Mrs Geo B Junkins Easter Sun.
Isaac Shillingburg was at Piedmont today, Tues.
Silas S Thomas, has sold the old store house lot, known for years as the Isaac Hartman store. We did not learn the name of the purchaser.
It is reported that a Company has bought G S Kitzmiller's coal, and will begin opening it this summer.
Edward L Blackburn of near Gleason, was the guest of Alex Junkins last Sun.
Geo L Simmons, of Maysville, was a business visitor at Emoryville last Mon.
The Emoryville school, A B Keller, teacher, will close Fri, April 4, with an entertainment at night.
March 25, 1913 - Here comes a small budget from Laureldale.
Springtime is here and all the farmers are busy with their spring work. The voice of the wip-poor-will is heard, which old settlers say denotes that corn planting time is here, but we younger generation think it wise to wait yet awhile.
Mr W H Weasenforth has about finished his contract of sawing up Poke Joy Run. He expects to move his mill near Sulphur where he has purchased a tract of timber.
Misses Carrie and Kate Duling were calling on the Misses McNeill Sat and Sun.
The old ladies of Laureldale gave Mrs Chas McNeill a surprise birthday party Thurs, All report a good time.
Mr J L Kuh has dug out a foundation for a new wagon and blacksmith shop on the corner of Main and Hill Streets and hopes to be able to accommodate the public in the near future.
Our little town is growing rapidly. Mr Chas McNeill has just completed a new addition to his barn.
Mr W C Brown, of Pilgrim's Rest, made his trip down the road Sun as usual.
Miss Blanche Burgess came up Sat from Keyser to visit home folks. She was accompanied by Miss Nellie Likens.
Mr Arthur Hanline, of Scherr, was seen on our streets Sun.
Mr J W Thomas made a flying trip to Keyser sun evening.
There will be a spelling bee at the school hose next Sat night.
Rumor has it that one of our young ladies has gone away on her wedding tour. We all wish her a happy voyage over the matrimonial sea.
Mr E A Duling and Miss Mabel McNeill are visitors in Keyser this week.
Chas Liller returned home Mon from Junior, where he has been working in the mines. He expects to work this summer on the farm.
W H Weasenforth went to Maysville Mon on business.
Tephabock Bros have purchased a fine horse from Samuel Martin today.
Mr W W Thomas brought his cattle and colts home from the Kettle Lick farm one day this week.
Oakland, March 19
B L Harmison has returned from a week's visit to Romney, where he has a fine peach orchard.
Messrs Leighton and Harvey and John Fulmer have purchased the best timber right in this county, located near Allegany Heights. They will shortly erect a saw mill and cut the timber into lumber mining props.
The egg market is brisk up this way. Merchants are paying 18 cents a dozen and shipping large quantities daily.
Thomas Martin was buried Sun, having died Fri evening, aged 38 years. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Martin of this place.
Henry H Purnell and Miss Mary Mary E Upperman of this place, went to Grafton and were married, to the surprise of their friends.
Mr Ed Offutt has returned from a visit to Battle Creek Michigan.
Mrs Elizabeth Heckert, died at the home of her son, S F Heckert, near Aurora, aged 91 years. She is survived by four children, 25 grand-children, 35 great grand children, and one great, great grandchild.
March 17 - Jacob Lee Blizzard, aged 80 years, died at his home near town Thurs night of a complication of diseases. Mr Blizzard was a Confederate veteran and belonged to Co E, 25th Virginia Infantry.
Circuit Court convened Mon. The Grand Jury is still in session and no indictments have yet been reported.
Fred Wilson, a former Franklin boy, but now of Texas, paid a short visit to friends here last week.
W H Cunningham, of Harrisonburg, and C J Ruleman and M L Brown, of Hinton, are spending a few days in our town.
Thurman Brown was at home at Doman on business Sun till Tues of last week.
Mrs John Copp is still on the sick list.
E G Ruckman, visited relatives near Shanks from Wed until Fri of last week.
Mr and Mrs Robert Taylor, of Flats, visited the home of Mr and Mrs J V Huffman Sat night and Sun and received a serenading by the boys of this vicinity Sat night.
Mrs Ray Newhouse visited home folks on Beaver Run Wed and Thurs of last week.
Jas D Ludwick sold a horse to Kesner & Shear last week.
J C Cunningham visited relatives at New Creek last week.
Uncle Tommy Newhouse, of Old Fields, was among friends here one day last week.
We have been having beautiful spring weather the past week, but yesterday we were struck by one of the worst blizzards we have had all winter. It continued until noon today when it calmed, somewhat and has now quit snowing.
Stock has wintered unusually well this winter. Butchers have been around recently trying to buy some of the old cows for beef. The hay crop this season will be a little short in this neighborhood on account of so much land in the meadows being occupied by old hay stacks.
Mrs Lizzie Lucas has been quite poorly with liver and stomach trouble the past two weeks but at this writing is much better. Dr W G Drinkwater, of Gormania, has been in attendance. Also, Mrs John Fout has a severe case of chicken pox, but is now getting better.
A party has bought the Oss timber and saw mill plant on Johnnycake and were to begin cutting lumber today.
Weems and Theodore Nihiser, who batched in Gabe Hanlin's old house this winter, looking after their interests in the farm they have just inherited here - the Weems place - have broken camp and returned to their home at Cavetown Md.
Baker Cooper is moving from the Md side over into Schell. We understand Dave Murphy will move from the hill this side down into town in the near future.
Someone wonders why O S is so long silent in the Tribune. Brother, if you will rub up your memory a little you will remember that C H Vandiver passed to the silent city some months ago.
By the way , we have been enjoying the little spat that "Taxpayer" has been having with others about district superintendents. We are not in nor do we intend to enter the controversy, but we want to say to "Taxpayer" that he may learn something that may be of interest to him. Suppose Mr Taxpayer, that you should want to build a new house, a carpenter who has served his time and has a good recommendation, comes to you and you hire him at $2.50 per day to build your house, you should then employ another carpenter to watch him. In this case, if you look around a little you might find some old carpenter who was getting rather old to work at the business, that you might hire at $5.00 per day to watch your man.
Noah Boyce moved from the Ritchie Orchard to the Taylor Orchard last week.
Mrs J R Baker was visiting relatives near Mt Zion last Sat and Sun.
Mr and Mrs G T Miller were visiting the latter's father, Geo Stagg, last Sat and Sun.
Mrs Nancy Faulk is spending the week with relatives in Keyser.
Miss May Davis was a visitor to Cumberland Tues.
Eugene Gerstell, of Gerstell Station, has been quite ill the past few days.
Mrs. George Cheshire, of Belington, is spending a few days here among friends.
Mrs James Thornton Carskadon went to Cumberland Mon on a short visit to relatives.
Squire D P Osborne, who has been ill the past week, is again able to attend to business.
Rev S R Ludwig, of near Hagerstown, was here Tues calling on friends and relatives.
Miss Suit Reynolds returned home Sun evening from a short visit to relatives at Manheim.
Mrs J W Chrisman and daughter, Miss Blanche, went to Washington Wed on a visit.
Mrs Chas Bashore, who underwent an operation at the Hoffman Hospital, has returned to her home.
Rev M H Keen, pastor of the M E Church, South, left last Mon for Conference at Staunton VA.
Mrs W B Lauck and daughter, Mrs Arza Furbee, returned home Mon from their visit to Washington.
Daniel Bailey, of over in the country, returned home last Mon from a visit to Cumberland. Mrs Bailey was along.
Miss Eleanor Vossler, who teaches the eighth grade at our public school, is very ill at this time. -Parsons Democrat of 20th.
Mr and Mrs P M Spangler and daughter, Miss Elsie, of Westernport, spent last Sun here with relatives and friends.
Mr and MRS Joe Fromhart and baby, of Newburg, who spent a few days here last week, returned to their home Tues.
Mrs John Garrett and daughter, Mrs Ellifritz, of Oakland, were here Mon to see J H Duncan, who is in the hospital.
Mrs Simmons and little son, of Marlinton, have been guests of the past week at the home of the former's sister, Mrs. A C Feather.
Miss Sara McCarty Johnston returned home last Fri evening from a couple weeks' visit to the home of her brother in Elkins.
Miss Philadelphia Blackman, of Parsons, who spent a short while here with her sister, Mrs Chas N Finnell, returned home Tues.
Rev Franck H Havenner, who has been pastor of the M E Church for the past six years, went to Baltimore Tues to attend Conference.
Mrs George Sheetz, accompanied by her son George, returned home last Fri evening from a couple of weeks' visit to her daughter at Trenton, N J.
Miss Lucy Streets and Miss Maud Sollars spent Sat and Sun at the home of Ligie Streets, up New Creek, and report having a most enjoyable visit.
Mrs S A Trask, of Reese's Mills W Va, is spending Easter with her daughter, Mrs F E Allison, at the parsonage of Grace M E church, South. -Frostburg Journal of 21st.
F M Brown, of Headsville, was in town Mon the first time this year. He says that his wife had been over about Harrisonburg and Bridgewater, VA, for more than a month. She was called there by the illness of her sister, Mrs Evers, who died March 13th.
Hon Geo S Van Meter of Grant Co, was here last Sun on his way to Charleston to appear before the investigating committee on the Senatorial grafting cases. No one who is acquainted with Mr Van Meter believes he is guilty of any wrong doing, and they expect the committee to fully exonerate him.
Atty Harry G Fisher, and wife left last Fri night for Philadelphia. They expected to spend Easter Sun at Atlantic City, then take in the ME Conference at Baltimore this week and go from there to Narrows VA, to spend a few days with Mr and Mrs. Orr. They expect to be gone a couple of weeks.
Mrs H H White and two children went to Keyser Mon where they will visit relatives.
Mrs B F Scott visited her sister, Mrs F C Dodd, at Keyser last week.
Mr and Mrs Homer Hewitt and children, of Keyser, were guests of Mrs Hewitt's parents, Mr and Mrs J D Benson, several days last week and this. Terra Alta Republican of 20th.
INDIAN RUNNER DUCKS My ducks have laid every mo of the year except August. Large white eggs and lots of them. 13 eggs $1.; 30 eggs $2. L C Markwood, Burlington W Va
FOR SALE House and lot on Piedmont Street , near B&O shops; on easy payments. Apply to Mrs G W Kildow.
WANTED Good girl for general house work. Apply to Mrs W A Liller.
FOR SALE - Good farm horse, 11 years old; sell cheap. M R Twigg, Keyser
Go to Chas P Peters for Western Farm Seeds.
Mrs Lydia Koontz is home from Cumberland.
Mrs Dr L L Edgall was visiting in Cumberland yesterday.
Mrs Coleman of Orchard Street, was taken to Hoffman Hospital Mon.
Mrs Gus Everly went to Newburg Wed for a short visit to relatives.
Mrs Sophia returned home last night from a visit to relatives at Blaine.
Misses Gladys Davis and Mary Black have been visiting Mrs Willis Rickey this week.
Mrs J B Criser and Miss Ida Crawford are visiting relatives in Washington DC.
Mr and Mrs I P Carskadon, of Headsville, spent last Sun here among relatives.
Mrs Columbia Barnhart of Shepherdstown, is visiting her mother, Mrs Ida Menefee.
R A Baker returned Wed night from a visit to his home at Meyersdale Pa.
Misses Hattie and Emlie Coffroth went to Baltimore last Mon on a few days visit.
Hughie Burke of Cumberland, was up Mon to see his father, who is in the hospital.
Mrs Minnie Sloan, of Petersburg, came down Wed on a short visit to relatives.
J H Markwood underwent a trivial operation last Mon at the Hoffman Hospital.
Mrs Blaine Connell and little son have returned from a visit for a few weeks at Kingwood.
Asst Division Mechanic T A Shore ahs moved his family from Connellsville Pa to this place.
Mr and Mrs Roy Ravenscroft and little daughter of Wheeling, spent last Sun here with relatives.
Mr and Mrs. Jacob Sobraske left last Sun night for Garrett Ind, on a visit to their old home.
Dr L L Edgell went to Washington and Baltimore Mon on business, returning Wed night.
Mrs Samuel Davis, of Cumberland, has been spending the past few days with her daughter, Mrs L H Gaston.
Misses Blanche and Louise Woolf are expected home tonight from school at Bryn Mawr Pa, to spend a few days.
Burzie S Wilt, of near Swanton, was in town Wed looking after the shipment of a car load of apples to Philadelphia.
Mr Millard Davis of South Cumberland, was visiting relatives here Sun.
Born, March 20, to Mr and Mrs Carter Welling, of South Keyser, a daughter.
Mrs Ed King and children, of Cumberland, spent Sun with Keyser relatives.
Dr Geo H Carpenter of Cumberland, was a business visitor in town Sat.
Douglas Glover, a pharmacy student at Baltimore, spent Easter with relatives here.
W I Knott, is arranging to have a residence built on his lot, Centre and East streets.
Mrs Kate Williams, of Medley, is visiting her sister, Mrs D S Lawson, Sharpless Street.
Mrs Chas A Rice, and children of Cumberland, spent Sun here as guests of her sister, Mrs L H Gatson.
Seymour Whipp, of Burlington, left last Fri on a short business trip to Hagerstown and Waynesboro Md.
Miss Lola Sharpless, a trained nurse, with headquarters at Elkins, is home for a few days visit to her mother.
Jacob Swadley of Cumberland was here Mon on his way to his old home at Headsville for a couple of days visit.
Jos Stickley, of Moorefield, spent Easter here with his father, Mr Robert Stickley, in South Keyser, and returned home Tues.
Mrs Robert Wilson, of Pierce, W Va, has been spending a few days here at the home of her brother, Jas B Johnson.
Miss Minnie Linn, of south Cumberland, spent Easter with her sisters, Mrs Geo E Wells, and Mrs Jas B Johnson.
Ernest Hickle, of Headsville, left last Fri for Frederick, where he will work on the farm fro W B Leatherman.
Miss Lydia Millman will commence a childrens' dancing class Sat afternoon, march 30th, from half past two until half past four. Bachelors' Hall.
Mrs W A Cessna and three children of Ridgeley, left yesterday for a visit to her sister, Mrs G W Harper, Petersburg. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs Leona Johnson. -Cumb News of 22nd.
Chas T Hickle, formerly of Headsville, who now works in the mine at Junior, was in on a short business trip. He was home to spend Sun and returned to Junior Sun evening.
Miss Henrietta Seymour has returned home after a five week's visit to her sister, Mrs Frederick Randall Pedicord, in Baltimore.
L Roy Kimes, left last night for Martinsburg, to attend the Goodhand Ahern nuptials in that city today. -Cumb Press 24th.
Mr F O Bailey, of Keyser, representing Trimble & Lutz Supply Co of Wheeling, steam, gas and water supplies, was in our town this week. He is well known as he has traveled this territory for years, but if you should happen not to know him, look out for the man with the genial smile and about 285 pounds of avoirdupois and two heavy grips - that's him. -Kingwood Argus
Miss Marie Riker, teacher of music and art in the Preparatory school at Keyser, spent her Easter vacation with her parents in Oakland.
J R Walsh, of Keyser, spent Sun with some home folks in Oakland. -Oakland Journal.
Mrs W J Lambert is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs. Chas Deputy, Main Street, Keyser.
Miss Marie Crooks, of Keyser and Mrs Estelle B Wolseley of Baltimore, were visitors to Cumberland yesterday afternoon. -Cumb News of 26th.
The People's Bank have bought the lot on Main Street now occupied by Knott's grocery store and Sliger's barber shop for $5,100. We understand that the bank will build a three story building on the lot right away, with an up-to-date banking room on the first floor.
C E Shears paid a visit to parson friends this week.
Full line of new spring Oxfords at D Long & Sons.
Ira Matlick is building an addition to his residence at McCoole.
Miss Lillian Jordan entertained a number of young friends at a party last night.
Mr and Mrs Grover Southerland's baby is quite sick with an attack of pneumonia.
W B Burgess has bought Mrs Minnie Potter's property on Armstrong street occupied by Bazil Martin.
Just in a line of fancy lights and large stock of new ranges at C C Arbogasts.
During the terrific storm last Fri the wind blew part of a large chimney off B B Cavitt's residence.
Mr and Mrs Chas N Finnell and Mrs Samuel S Rees attended the Blackman-Paughe wedding at Parsons Wed.
LOST - Wed night on the Piedmont road, an automobile tire. Liberal reward for its return to T H Davis, Main St.
The Calendar Coterie met yesterday afternoon with Mrs W E Woolf and of course had a profitable and pleasant meeting.
Dr C H McLane and wife who have been visiting in Washington, stopped off last night for a short visit at the home of Prof and Mrs J C Sanders.
Perry Chesshire, B&O wreckmaster, was severely squeezed between two cars last Mon while at work in the yard. While his injuries were painful, they were not serious.
When you are hungry, the first thing you think about are the good things at L C McDonald's.
Thompson Furniture Co has been awarded the contract for furnishing the furniture for the Grant Co courthouse at Petersburg. They will put in new seats, desks and complete equipment.
They Keyser Fire Co is trying to get an auto truck. You "auto" help the cause for the cause will help your town. Buy a ticket for the play at Music Hall tonight and get that joy feeling.
The fishing record was broken by Hugh Helmick last week. At one dip of an 8 foot net he got 102 fish, ranging in size from 6 inches to a foot and aggregating in weight a little over 200 pounds. They were all sucker species.
Lewis Adams, a painter employed by B F Wells, at work on the post office building, fell from a swinging scaffold yesterday. He started backwards but by grabbing the scaffold with his hand changed his position and landed on his feet. He fell 18 feet landing on the concrete walk and was severely shaken up, but is not thought to be seriously injured.
Last Sat W R Taylor, the sewing machine man, had a little exciting experience and had a fine machine demolished. He was taking a machine to a party over near Junction, and on the way stopped at Mr Nat Taylor's at the Fountain. He tied the horse to the rack and went into the house, but had not been in there long until a heavy wind storm came up, which so frightened the horse that he broke loose and ran away, throwing the machine out of the wagon breaking it to pieces.
CLARKSBURG W VA - march 25, Edward Grandison Smith, late democratic candidate for the supreme bench, lost several thousand dollars worth of valuable law books in a fire of unknown origin at noon today, that destroyed a barn, a garage and two cottages on his home property at Broadoaks, a suburb. A fine automobile was destroyed. The books were temporarily stored in the barn, awaiting their removal of the Smith summer home at West Milford. The fire loss altogether was close to $20,000, which is partly offset by insurance.
May the 22nd has been announced as the date for the wedding of Mr Arthur Dayton, son of Judge and Mrs Alston G Dayton, of Phillipi, W Va, and Miss Frances Pierpont Siviter of Pittsburgh, whose engagement was announced several months ago. The wedding will be a brilliant affair.
LICENSE TO MARRY
The following license were issued at Oakland:
Benj F Harrison and Olive Blanche McKnight of Gypsie W Va.
Raymond Rumor and Sylvia May rich, both of Morgantown, W Va.
Levi L Yonker and Mary E Robinson, both of Keyser W Va.
William E Wolfe of Morgantown W Va, and Grace Hull of Martin's Ferry O.
Phillip C Tichnell and Lydia L Barnard both of near Bloomington.
Samuel Boreli and Beatrice Christiana, of Watson W Va.
Allen Miller and Mary Poe of Thornton W Va.
Harland Brock Cottrill and Sylvia McIntyre, of Lumberport, W Va. -Oakland Republican of 20th.
LICENSE TO MARRY were issued at Cumberland as follows:
March 22 - Clarence William Cooper of Midlothian Md, and Elizabeth Alice Davis, of Carlos Md.
Henry Wiegand of Westernport Md, and Mary E Ambrose of Piedmont W Va.
Edgar Glenn Burgess of Streby w Va, and Pearl Beulah Rexroad of Maysville W Va.
March 25 - Milford R C Kuhn, 24, farmer, and Wilda Bly Idleman, 18, both of Mt Storm W Va.
March 26 - William Arlington Kelley, 24, farmer Williamsport, W Va, and Effie Tucker, 19, Bean's Settlement, W Va.
Cleland Welton Cline, 22, brakeman, and Nellie N Northcraft, 19, both of Cumberland.
Orrie Theodore Burkhart, 20, railroader, and Grace Agnes Ream, 19, both of Cumberland Md.
BLACKMAN - PAUGH
At 6:30 o'clock last evening, March 26, 1913, at the M E Church, occurred one of the most beautiful weddings the city has witnessed in many years, when Miss Myrtle Paugh became the bride of Mr Joseph F Blackman. The ceremony was performed by Rev W P Roberts, of Hurlock, Md, assisted by the pastor, Rev Musgrave.
The bride is the daughter of one of Parsons' best citizens, Benj F Paugh, and is a beautiful and accomplished young lady of a sweet disposition, whose friends are legion.
The groom is one of the city's most prosperous business men. He is a grandson of the late Judson Blackman , of Beverly one of the most wealthy and prominent men of his time in this section.
Mr and Mrs. Blackman left on the 7:19 train last evening for a short trip to Buckhannon, Gassaway and Charleston, after which they will make their home in this city.
Among the out of town guests were Misses Helen and Philadelphia Strader, Nina Bosworth and Mrs Helen Harding, Beverly; Miss Helen Martin, Mrs B E Snyder, Elkins; Mr and Mrs Percy Paugh, Gassaway; Misses Hattie and Edna Chrislip, Philippi; Clint Paugh, Clarksburg; Mr and Mrs. C N Finnell and Mrs Rees, of Keyser; Addison Young, Buckhannon. -Parsons Advocate.
WILSON - WHITE
March 26, 1913, Kenneth O Wilson of Moorefield, son of David L Wilson was married to Miss Adelia White, daughter of Mr and Mrs Arthur L White, at the bride's home at Wheeling. The young couple passed through here that evening enroute to Washington on a trip before returning to their home at Moorefield. The groom is a brother of Mrs Dan H Huffman, of this place.
G W HOLMES
G W Holmes, a former resident of Parkersburg, died Wed morning March 19th, at his home at Upper Tract, W Va. Mr Holmes was 88 years of age and his death was due to diseases incidental to load age. The deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs Charles Trainor, Mrs C W Sager and George Holmes, of Parkersburg; William Holmes of Briggs, Ohio and Charles Holmes of Keyser W Va.
CHILD KILLED BY TRAIN
Mildred Naomi Hoffman, aged 2 years, daughter of Lee Hoffman, employed in the store dept of the B&O Railroad, Grafton, was struck and killed by a train near her home Tues. The child had been playing in a lot and wandered along the track.
DAVID G STAGG DEAD
David G Stagg, a well known farmer and stock man, died on Tues morning, march 25, 1913, at his home at Ridgeville, aged about 65 years. He is survived by a wife and two sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Leatherman and Mrs Mary Roberts.
The funeral took place Wed evening at six o'clock. Interment at
VA - James Colliday, 74 years old, father of Lloyd Colliday, who
committed suicide on Sat while brooding over his father's illness,
died near Stephens City Mon night. He served under Stonewall Jackson
during the Civil War. Five son and four daughters survive.
Winchester VA - Presley McDonald, 77 years old, of Frederick county, died Sat of pneumonia. He was buried Mon afternoon in Mt Hebron Cemetery Rev Dr J H Lacy, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, conducted the service. Three sons survive him.
MRS SARAH MILLER
Mrs Sarah Miller, of Burlington, died at the Hoffman Hospital Tues, after an extended illness. She came to the hospital for treatment the latter part of Feb and had to undergo an operation for some trouble. Her remains were taken home for burial.
MRS JOSEPH MALCOLM DEAD
Mrs Joseph Malcolm, formerly Miss Rose Lynch, died Thurs morning March 27, 1913, at her home on Water St, at the age of 24 years. She had been sick for a long time, therefore her death was not a surprise to her friends, although it caused great sorrow. She leaves besides her husband and one little son, her mother and two sisters. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, and has lived a consistent Christian life.
The burial will take place Sat afternoon at Queens Point Cemetery. Funeral services will be conducted by her pastor, Rev A O Price, of the Presbyterian Church.
G T STONEBRAKER
After several weeks' illness G T Stonebraker, 40 years old, a carpenter whose home is in Keyser, but who has been employed in this city, died at the Allegany Hospital yesterday morning. He is survived by a wife and several children. His body was sent to Keyser at 1:35 o'clock yesterday afternoon, on the B&O where the burial will take place. -Cumb News of 22nd
The funeral took place Sun. Services were conducted by Rev F H Havenner at the ME Church at 2 o'clock PM, after which the remains were laid to rest in Queens Point Cemetery. Eh was a member of Keyser Camp No 8070 M W of A and Enterprise Council No 20 Junior Order American Mechanics of Keyser. The pall bearers were taken from these two orders and from carpenters friends as follows: Arlie Akers, Charles Clark, Harry Fletcher, Jos H Rodruck, Jack Frost and Walter Parker.
The Woodmen and Juniors turned out in numbers and marched to the cemetery and performed the funeral rites.
The deceased carried $2000 insurance in the Woodmen and $500 in the Juniors.
Sulphur W Va, March 19, 1913
In memory of Ollie and Ora, twin daughters of John and Bertha Tephabock, who died March 10th, aged nine months and ten days.
But a few short months they lived with us,
These babes whom God had given,
Until he sent his Angels down
To conduct them home to Heaven.
We loved them, yes, we loved them,
And our hearts are sad today.
But God needed these little children,
So he took them both away.
Oh 'tis sad to stand beside the graves of those we love,
and know that here on Earth we'll never meet again,
But with what joy we'll meet in that bright land,
Where there is no sorrow and pain.
Parents weep not for your children,
The are free from sorrow and care,
Yes, free from all of life's troubles,
Which are sometimes hard to bear.
Only a few more years
And our lives too, will be o'er,
then we shall meet our loved ones.
Who have journeyed on before.
A Cousin, S M
Robert D Firebaugh, 74 years old, farmer and Confederate veteran,
died Sat night, near Rockbridge, Baths Va. He leaves a widow and six children.
DEAD FROM APOPLEXY
Charles Johnson, 53 years old, dropped dead from apoplexy at Green
Spring, Fri afternoon. He was master mechanic for the Eyre Shoemaker
Construction Co, contractors for improvements in progress on the
B&O railroad, at that point. In falling, Mr Johnson's head struck
a rock, making an abrasion over the right temple. Mr Johnson's home
was in New York state, where his body was sent.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during the illness and death of my husband.
Mrs D G Staggs, and sister, Miss Sallie Saylor
A meeting of the Farmers Institute Committee was called to order by the chairman, J W Leatherman. The following members were present: J W Leatherman, D A Arnold, F W Davis, O A Hood, Silas Arnold, F L Baker, W A Leatheman, Richard Thrush and A V Park. J W Leatherman was elected permanent chairman and treasurer and F L Baker secretary.
Harold Miller, the 4 years old son of Leonard Miller, of Daphna, was kicked by a horse Sat, sustaining a fractured skull. Two physicians trepanned the skull removing a piece of bone.
J H DUNCAN INJURED
Last Fri while engaged in repair work on a loaded steel car in the B&O yards, J H Duncan, a young man living on Spring St, was caught and badly injured. The car had been raised on a hydraulic jack and Duncan went under the car when from some unknown cause the jack slipped and the car loaded with coal, gave way at one end and caught him mashing one arm and severely injuring his leg. He was rushed to the Hoffman Hospital when his arm was amputated and it is beloved he will recover.
WAGONS FOR SALE
J A Glaze, 72 Gilmore St, Keyser W Va
SOMETHING OF FLORIDA
(Letter from Sam'l Umstot)
Thurs evening of last week a very pleasant birthday surprise party was tendered Mrs Elizabeth Davis at the home of Mr and Mrs Wm Longsdorf here. All the children and grandchildren met at the home of Mr and Mrs Will Broome and went in a body to the home of Mr Longsdorf where delicious refreshments were served. Those present were Mrs William Welton and daughter, Bretz W Va; Mr and Mrs Sanford Welton and son, Mr Chas Davis and sons; Mr and Mrs Geo Overfield, Miss Grace Davis, all of Piedmont; Mr and Mrs Wright W Davis and family, Mr and Mrs. Robert Davis and daughter, Luke; Mr and Mrs Harry Davis and daughter of Westernport; Miss Nellie Davis, Mr and Mrs William Broome and family and Mr and Mrs Longsdorf and daughters of Keyser.
Three or four years ago the state paid a large sum to the man who owned it for the Moundsville mound. The owner, it was said, was tired of the privilege of paying high taxes for keeping a natural curiosity, and if the state did not buy it he intended to level it off and sell it into building lots, for which purpose the property is admirable situated, being in the heart of the town's residence district. It was argued that it was the duty of the state to preserve such a valuable relic of a prehistoric race, and that it could care for it handily and cheaply with the convicts. To all of these arguments the Sentinel cheerfully subscribes. We don't blame any citizen for objecting to paying taxes on $25,000 worth of real estate with not other return than more or less fame, and we agree with the opinion that the state should maintain such things, but the point we now make is that the state has failed to make good in its care of the mound. The ancient pile, in fact, has been so neglected that it is gradually washing away, and it presents a much sorrier appearance than it did under private ownership. In truth, the former owner showed commendable zeal in taking care of the mound, and to his credit it must be said that he sold it to the state at a much smaller figure than he could have got for it if he had sold it in lots. Therefore, it is all the more shameful of the state to neglect its charge. Why, could it not assign a few "trusties" to act as its permanent caretakers? It looks as if the warden has been asleep on his job if reports from Moundsville are to be believed. -Parkersburg Sentinel
FARM FOR SALE
Patterson Creek Pike, ten miles from Keyser. Address Dr Percival Lantz, Alaska W Va.
TO BUILD MILL
C W Shelly has contracted with W B Woolf to rebuild the old mill formerly owned by the Keyser Milling co, which was destroyed by fire in Sept 1911. What remains of the old brick walls will be used, and the original wall plan carried out. J B Fetzer has commenced on the brick work.
POWNALL HEADS WORSTED MILL
At a recent meeting of the officers and stockholders of the Patchet Worsted Co, of Keyser W Va, one of the largest concerns of its kind in this section of the country, Thomas G Pownall, of this city, was elected its president.
Mr Pownall was also recently elected a director of the Grant co bank, Petersburg, and a director in the Franklin bank, at Franklin W Va.
The duties of his new offices, however, will in no way interfere with Mr Pownall's position as local representative of the Union Tanning co. -Cumb Press of 22nd.
TELEPHONE OFFICERS ELECTED
The Mineral Co Mutual Telephone Co held a meeting in Keyser, and elected as its directors, H S Thompson, S N Moore, C W Siever, Geo Wagoner, Zed Dawson, H L Welch and L C McDonald. The officers elected are H L Welch, president; S N Moore, vice president; C W Siever, secretary; Geo Wagoner, treasurer; Jas Arnold, general manager.
The Mutual system in this county is putting in several miles of county line to connect Keyser with Elk Garden by another route that will give service to some fruit men west of Keyser on the mountain. The general system has a network of wires aggregating 600 phones in Mineral, Grant, Pendleton, Hardy, Hampshire & Morgan counties in this state and adjoining counties in VA down to Scranton.
ALMOST A MILE WIDE
At three o'clock this morning it was reported that while B&O trainment had succeeded in placing a train of loaded cars on the Romney Branch bridge near Greenspring, they were unable to place on the bridge at Wapacoma. At that point, they reported the South Branch almost three-quarters of a mile wide, and rising rapidly at the rate of ten inches an hour. At a distance several hundred feet from the bridge the water was then over three feet deep and trains could not be moved to the bridge.
With the Potomac river rising at about ten inches an hour and the water on a level with the B&O railroad tracks at Sir John's Run, at 3 o'clock this morning, traffic over that line for the next few hours did not present a promising outlook. Cumb News of 28th
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Notice is herby given that J L Smith, whose residence is Keyser, W Va, and occupation night policeman, will make application to the Circuit Court of Mineral Co on the first day of April term of the said court for a state license to carry a revolver.
J L Smith
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining unclaimed in the Postoffice at Keyser W VA, week ending March 27, 1913.
Mrs Lille Bobo, Miss Nannie Kabb, Wallace C Brown, L S Brewer, Mike Carney, Bishop Davis, E P Disney, Jas H Hartmon, Thos J Jones, Chas Johnsyn, W L Kenny, Wm Murray, Robt Nealy, David Shoemager, Loss Southerly, Frank Stempley, J W Stein, Sam Trombo, Richard Valentine, J G Vane, Homer Walker.
To those house keepers who are thinking of house cleaning and desire bright new Rag Rugs, the Young Woman's Guild of Presbyterian Church announce they will be glad to take orders, rugs to be delivered in April. Mrs C K DeVries, Pres.
One of the most interesting social events enjoyed by the young people for a long while was the "heart party" given by Miss Pauline Wilson, at her home on Main St, last Tues evening from eight to eleven, to about forty of her young friends. The parlor was tastily decorated in red hearts and daffodils. The amusement feature was "Progressive Hearts." Interspersed with music on the violin and piano by Mr Frank Keenan and Miss Alice Fetzer. Dainty refreshments were served, being white and pink heart shaped cake and cream and candy hearts.
The out of town guests were two cousins of the hostess, Miss Grace Stotler, of Piedmont, and Miss Eloise Wilson, of Rawlings.
Mr Wm M Smith, the veteran B&O employee, now in charge of the oil house, is very much pleased over the fact that the company have recognized his faithful service for the past forty years, unbroken, and have presented him with an annual pass for himself and wife over the entire system east of the Ohio river. His friends rejoice with him in his good fortune.
About noon Mon the home of John Bill, corner D and St Cloud Sts, was destroyed by fire, and nothing was saved. Furniture and clothing as well as the house were burned to the ground. The fire started in the kitchen, a strong wind was forcing the flames through the house, which was soon a wreck. Mr Bill's loss is considerable with about $700 insurance on building.
LOST -Somewhere on the road between Rees Mills and Keyser, March 22, 1913, a large red striped wool horse blanket in a cotton sack. A liberal reward will be paid to the finder if left at Seymour Taylor's, J M Bright's or notify the owner at Reese's Mills. F H Lease.
As Commissioner of accounts, I have in my hands for settlement the accounts of the following fiduciaries:
Thomas H Twigg, Adm'r of the estate of S L Twigg, dec'd.
J S Oates, Adm'r of the estate of Chas W Hesley, dec'd.
J S Oates, Guardian for Leona M Hesley.
J A Parill, Adm'r of J W Kabrick, dec'd.
Isaac A Washington, Guardian for Alpheus Clifford.
W C Grimes, Adm'r of the estate of Henry S Shea, dec'd.
Annie Paris, Committee for W R Paris.
C C Seymour, executor of the estate of Margaret McNeill, dec'd.
Fannie S Buckner and Wm Stewart, executors of the estate of Barber Stewart, dec'd.
Given under my hand this 20th day of March, 1913.
March 22, Mrs J S Keck, and Mrs Mamie Benson, of New Bethlehem, were called home on Wed on account of the serious illness of their mother, Mrs James Condry.
"GARRY" GARNETT GONE
Lonaconing, March 21 - William A Garnett, correspondent for the Evening Times of Cumberland for the past eight years from Lonaconing, Civil War veteran and here of many encounters with the Indians in the early days of the West, ahs gone to Washington and will spend the remainder of his days with his old comrades in the Old Soldiers Home in Washington.
Mr Garnett, since his arrival in Lonaconing, has always played a conspicuous part in the life of the town. He created the Grievance Club, of Lonaconing, which first appeared in the Lonaconing Star.
Many stories could MR Garnett tell of the early frontier days, in the history of which he played a prominent part. He is the holder of a medal for bravery for his part played in an attack by the Indians on Camp Apache in 1875. In the absence of a great part of the garrison the Indians under chief Diablo made a raid on the fort. Mr Garnett is accredited with shooting the chief at the beginning of the attack and in this manner so discouraged invaders that they withdrew.
When Mr Garnett left he was in a happy mood, and while keenly feeling his departure from his parade grounds of the past twelve years he knew that it must be as ill health in the past two years had caused him to feel his over the score years. With his medals displayed upon his breast, the grizzled warrior passed out of Lonaconing for his future home with Uncle Sam.
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