Tuesday, April 29 1913


  Yesterday at Roanoke Va, A M Cackley, D D; pastor of St James M E church, South, passed in peace to his reward, having closed a life of usefulness in active and faithful work for his Master. He was 64 years old and had been critically ill for some time.

  His wife, who was Miss Annie Moomau of Petersburg, W Va died eleven years ago.

  He is survived by two sisters, Miss Sadie, who lived with him, and Mrs Hiner of Lewisburg, W Va and one brother, Wm Cackley of Greenbrier county, W Va.

Dr Cackley was an able preacher and has held many important charges. When a young man he was located for a time at Petersburg, and he was a pastor at the Keyser church from 1905 to 1909.

  Mrs W C Long, of Keyser, a sister in law, having been apprised of his severe illness, went to Roanoke last week.


  No sooner said than done, the B&O Railroad Company, in keeping with the announcement a few days ago, has placed a watchman on the Main street crossing in Keyser.

  Harrison Duncan, who lost his right hand and has a crippled left arm from being caught under a freight car he was helping to repair a few weeks ago, has this job.

  This action on the part of the Railroad Company will be greatly appreciated by all our citizens, who also appreciate the efforts of local people for their part in bringing this about.

  Martinsburg W Va

  Not many persons who pass by Blondell's corner and notice an elderly blind man with pencils for sale, recall that he is an old railroad man, a former conductor on this division, the light of whose eyes failed some time ago. It is Brice Flora, of Paw Paw, who spent all of his hard earned savings in search of sight. He is now trying to get together enough money to pay for a course of special treatment. Mr Flora has been out of service for 15 to 18 years.

  Morgantown W Va

  The Kendall Lumber Company, which holds a W Va Charter, has been granted permission to hold 1,067 acres of timber in excess of the 10,000 provided as the maximum under the state laws. The compnay has taken over the Guffey tract of timber and now owns approximately 12,000 acres on Cheat, which will by developed within the next few weeks.


  Last night Queen's Point lodge No 72 Independent order of Odd Fellows, Geo Smith, noble grand, celebrated the 94th birthday of this order in a well appointed banquet in their hall on Mineral St. Adresses were made by Dr L L Edgell, Rev R G Hammond, and others, and a nice luncheon was served.

  This order is very prosperous in Keyser. Here the Odd Fellow's own their Hall, Queen's Point Cemetery and other valuable property. The lodge will get up a class soon to increase the membership, and will also organize a degree team.


  Madame Sibyl Sammis MacDermid, dramatic soprano of Chicago Ill, and one of the most brilliant artists of that city, will give a concert in the Preparatory School, Tuesday, April 29th, at 8 pm for the benefit of the Y W C A. Seats on sale at Furbee's Drug Store.

  Mrs MacDermid has sung with the greatest organizations in the world. She is on her way east to sing for the Victor Company, and being a personal friend of Miss Elsie Hoffman's was prevailed upon to stop off and give the following program.

"My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice"

From Samson and Dalila


A Little Pink Rose

Doan's You Lis'n ---Carrie J Bond

I Love You Truly

Love is the Wind---MacFadyen

(dedicated to Miss Sammis)

Slumber Song(mss.) ---MacFadyen


Believe Me if all Those Endearing Young Charms---Old Irish

A Banjo Song---Homer

My Old Kentucky Home---Foster

Waltz Song -from Romeo and Juliette

My Love is like the Red, Red Rose


If I Knew You and You Knew Me

Ah! Love But a Day---Gilberte

The Sweet O' The Year---Salter

A Recipe for An April Day---Watson


  Jos L Leonard, a teamster for Sparks Bros Show, met instant death at Glen Jean, W Va, by being accidentally stepped on by the large elephant which is with the show. The unfortunate man laid down on some hay near the elephant to sleep and was warned by the keeper that he was in danger. He had not been asleep long until the elephant stepped on him, breaking his back and killing him almost instantly. He joined the show about six weeks ago at Charlotte NC.


  Last night, beginning at 7:45 o'clock, a pleasing musical program was rendered at the Cohongoronto Club. A special program was arranged by Prof. Alvin R Serf, of Cumberland, and with him Misses Elsie Hoffman and Margaret Liller and Mr Frank Keenan, of Keyser, participated in the rendition.

  The attendance was confined to the members, their wives or immediate lady friends.


  The wedding of Miss Anita Lamar Read, one of Cumberlands most charming young ladies, daughter of Louise A and the late John Magruder Read, to Mr Charles Harry Sheetz, Keyser W Va, occurred at the Emmanuel Episcopal church, Cumberland, on Saturday night at 7:30o'clock, Rev William C Hicks officiated.

  The bride was given away by her eldest brother, Mr Foster A Read. Dr John C McAdams was best man.

  The bride wore a blue chiffon broadcloth travelling suit, with hat and gloves to match and carried a white prayer book. Mr Ingham Lord, church organist, played during the ceremony.

  After the wedding the newly weds left on a late train for Grafton, where they will make their home.

  Both the bride and groom have a host of friends in this city. The groom formerly employed as a clerk for the Queen City Hotel and J C Orrick & Sons Company, but now a travelling position with Pugh & Beavers, wholesale grocers, Grafton W va.

  The wedding was witnessed by only immediate relatives and friends.


  Mrs Nora Mooreland has opened a second restaurant, the Brotherhood Restaurant, formerly operated by T V O'Connor. Already on Armstrong St, opposite the Keys House, she has one. Her husband, Earl Mooreland, and father in law, J Mooreland, are in charge.


  Everyday the circulation of this paper grows. Its growth has never been by leaps and bounds, but rather slow and regular, the substantial way. Yesterday we had an unusual demand for extras and about 1200 copies of the Mineral Daily News were distributed in Keyser and McCoole, hardly a home being missed. We ask our advertisers to take note of this. Frequently of late the number has ranged above a thousand copies. This is the medium, be sure to let the people know what you have to sell.


  Piedmont City council at last weeks regular session decided to pave Hampshire St provided a majority of the property holders on said street should sign a petition requesting it. City engineer Harvey estimated the cost of paving Hampshire St to be $15,465. He also estimated the cost of paving Childs Ave to be $1,276,65 and for building a retaining wall on Hampshire St at Bople's Corner $1,254.50. The matter of constructing the retaining wall was referred to the street committee.


  Elkins W va

  With liabilities aggregating over $18,000 and assets considerably less than that amount, C W Kennedy, of this city, has failed and John F Brown, a local atty, has been appointed special receiver by Judge Warren B Kittle. Kennedy was formerly engaged in the restaurant business here, later conducting a grocery store.


  After a shut down of several months, work has been resumed in a small way at the Bull Neck plant of the Standard Lime & Stone Company. It is stated that if the demand for crushed stone warrants, the works will be running full in a short time.

  This is an important little industry, and has heretofore given employment to a number of laborers, making a right good payroll. The most of the employees have a course been foreign but some of these were very liberal buyers among our merchants.

  The shut down, is in a measure due to the fact that this company is now supplying the Western Maryland railroad from a Pennsylvania plant. This used to be done at this crusher.

  Here the quarry is on a side of a hill some 300 feet high and practically solid rock, of good hard kind.

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