AUGUST 2, 1912


   George Doll, V M Grayson and David G Martin are jurymen at Circuit court at Keyser this week.
  Our section was not so much injured by the recent storm and flood,but just south of here on Mike’s Run the crops and lands were badly washed.
  Miss Mildred Thresher, of Deer Park Md, is visiting her uncle, V M Grayson, at this place.
  Boyd Grayson of Keyser, was visiting home folks recently.
  Wade Liller, of Elk Garden, was down after a load of peaches at his orchard Mon.
  The ladies of the U B church at this place will hold a festival on Sat evening, Aug 10.  All are invited to help in a good cause.


  Mrs Eliza Cheshire, of Pleasant Dale, and Master Julian Emmart, her grandson, are up here visiting this week.
  J W Leatherman and wife were on New Creek at W A Leatherman’s over Sun, also J B Rogers and wife and Miss Sadie Leatherman were over at same place on Sun.
  One of the seasonable things now is gong huckleberrying on Mill Mt.  The berries are fine and plentiful.
  Joseph Arnold and Miss Lizzie of Keyser were guests at G S Arnold’s Sun.
  All busy in hay this week and the grass is getting ripe, but I R Biser says they are busy this week marketing peaches.  They have good crops up at the foot of the mountain.
  Cleve Starnes, wife and child, came up Sat.  HE returned home Sun but left the family at B W Smith’s, Mrs Starnes’ parents.
  Will Biser, who had been working at B W Smith’s left there and is working at Sam Biser’s now.
  Taylor Oats is working at Jake Cheshire’s through the rest.
  G S Arnold will assist the County Superintendent.  Mr Thrush, to conduct the teacher’s examination at Keyser this week.
  Perry Biser will do his first threshing this season at Jake Cheshire’s Thurs.
  Don’t forget singing next Sun afternoon.
  G S A


  July 31
  Farmers are very busy harvesting heir oats and gathering their hay.
  The flood Wed of last week washed away considerable wheat, hay and corn along the river valley.
  Roland Ravenscraft, Jr is the most tickled man of this community, as he tells his neighbors of the arrival of a bouncing baby boy on Sun evening.
  Miss Bessie Vanmeter, who has been spending the past month with her sister, Mrs Robert Yonker in Keyser, returned home Mon of this week.
  Mrs Baxter Armentrout was called o Allegany Mon of this week on account of the serious illness of her father, Tom Green.
  Mrs Perry McKenzie of Chicago Junction, visited her sister in law, Mrs I L Vanmeter of this place, last week.
  A B McKenzie of Keyser, was calling on relatives here Wed of last week.
  L R Llewellyn and wife visited at Midland last Sat night and Sun.
  Misses grace Vanmeter and Cora Johnson visited on Ash Cabin Run Fri of last week.
  Marters(?sic)  Harry and Daniel Dawson and Cleveland Vanmeter were among old friends at Blaine last Sun.
  Mrs Simeon Clark, of Westernport, is spending a few days with her brother, R S Dayton, of this place.
  Mrs Fletcher Clark and Miss Rachael Ravenscraft of McCoole, were callers here last Sun.
  Miss Stella Robison, of Westernport, Came down last Sun to spend a few days with old friends.
  John Meese of Moscow, was calling on relatives here last Sun.
  J J Dawson of Pinto, was a welcome guest of his brother, S D Dawson last Sun evening.
  Leonard Dayton and wife of McCoole, spent last Sat and Sun with the former’s parents, Mr and Mrs R S Dawson.


  Pitching horseshoe is the order of the day.
  How lonesome!  No train, and there will not be one for two or tree weeks yet.
  There has been too much rain to pick huckleberries.
  Nearly every body went down to Blaine the day after the big rain.
  Emoryville is a distressed looking place after the rain. Many sightseers traveled form Emoryville to Harrison to see the havoc wroght by Abram’s Creek.
  Why do people call a heavy rain a cloudburst?  No such thing ever happened.  As a countryman well remarked the other day, “How could a cloudburst last two hours?”
  Elk Garden was two days without mail and it has just been somewhat irregular since, but we are not kicking.
  Roy Harris, who is in the Gross Dept store at Cumberland is home on vacation.
  Rev W W White and postmaster, F C Rollman attended the District Conference of the M E Church, South, at Cumberland this week.
  Mrs Mary White, is visiting the family of Rev D W White, at Romney.
  REV John A Shockey and wife are taking a vacation and visiting friends at Shockeyville Md.
  Mr E A Oates made a business trip to Cumberland last Mon.
  John a Tice, Estel Bennear and others were at Keyser this week as witnesses.
  Nora, wife of Homer Boetner, died of childbed fever, Sat, July 27, 1912, aged about 25 years.  She leaves two children, one an infant.  Funeral sermon by Rev John W Shockey, and interment in the Nethken Hill cemetery.  This family lives near Wm Barrick.
  Miss Nellie Smith,of Petersburg, Grant Co, has been appointed first assistant in the Elk Garden school;  Miss Nina Knabenshue, of this county, teacher of the second grade, and Miss Florence Kinkead, of Dodson, Md, teacher of Gleason school.
  Mrs Jennie Clingerman, sister of Mrs Thomas Miller and two children, who had been visiting here for two or three weeks, returned to their home at Elkins on Tues of last week just in time to miss the washout.
  Mr O D Harris, of Oakmont, fell from a step ladder while painting the ceiling in the store on Wed of last week and struck his hip against a corner of the counter and his breast against the corner of a tonic box on the floor.  HE was unconscious for some time and has been in a critical condition ever since.  HE struck the corner of the tonic case just over his heart.  Miss Maggie Duling is his nurse.


  The great downpour and washouts that occurred Wed July 24th, are still vivid in our minds and will be for years to come.  Your correspondent saw the sickening sight on Thurs morning at Keyser caused by New Creek.  He was at Piedmont and the W Va Junction when the turbulent Potomac WAS AT ITS HEIGHT, AND HAS VISITED THE Emoryville and Oakmont region.  From what we can learn the center of this great rain was on Abram’s Creek, at Hartmonsville, Laurel Dale and further on in that direction.  New Creek and Abram’s Creek were the twin streams of destruction.  About six inches of rain fell at Elk Garden but at the other points named anywhere from six inches to a foot rainfall is no exaggeration.  I came in whirls, swirls, sheets and torrents for two hours.
  Last Sat morning found us at Emorville on a branch of the Western Md.  While we were there, Capt Wm Taylor was making arrangements with a teamster to have goods for the store hauled from Shaw, distance eight miles across the mountain.  From Emoryville to the main line at Harrison, three and a half miles, there is only one mile of safe track.  Over 1800 feet of the roadbed is washed entirely away, root and branch, and the bottom of the creek several feet deep occupies the roadbed.  The railroad irons are bent double, twisted, broken in two, buried under rocks and it is a sorry sight.  Near Harrison four large wooden P&R cars heavily loaded with coal, plunged into the creek as the track was undermined.  One mutilated car is there in the creek and a number of trucks, but the other three cars were washed down the raging stream and shot out into the Potomac, and that is the last of them. Abram’s Creek washed hundreds of tons of rocks out into the Potomac filling the channel nearly half way across which gives an idea of the violence and volume of the creek.  But to return to Emoryville, Eight or ten houses occupy the site formerly occupied by Whitmer & Sons saw mill. George Junkin’s house was found lodged against the railroad bridge across Abram’s Creek.  This bridge is much damaged.  Further up about twenty men had gathered and were pulling Arch Junkin’s house from a perilous position along the creek.  The water had been over the top of the organ in the house.  Most of his furniture was destroyed.  John Wm Junkins, formerly a justice of the peace in Elk District, who lived with his son-in-law, Arthur Jack, said that he and his wife were seized and carried out of the house against his protest, but he added, “If I had remained in the house, I would have been drowned.”  Two logs were driven endways right into the upper story of this house.  Other houses were injured but the surprising part is that a channel was cut through this village but did not take any of the houses.  It went between the houses.  This channel is 40 feet wide and in many places ten to twelve feet deep the entire width extending through several gardens and a two acre corn patch of Thomas Taylor.   It surpasses belief to look at this channel.  This stream cut through the railroad branch leading to the old Wabash mines.  More bent and broken rails present themselves. On top of a ten foot railroad bed a stable is resting on its side.  The county road bridge across Emory’s run is gone and two of the large county steel bridges across the creek, abutments and all, are washed away.  One steel bridge remains slightly damaged.  It is a conservative estimate to say that the entire damage on this creek is $40,000.
  Conductor, Wm Jones, of the Elk Garden Branch, and his crew were at Harrison station during the rain, and he,his crew and mine superintendent, H H Harrison with engineer Wm Smith at the throttle, made for Elk Garden.  When they got a mile up the track just above Oakmont they heard rocks grating, trees snapping, and saw driftwood, logs and brush floating, water everywhere and the track rolling up and sinking.  The engine was reversed and went down the track two hundred yards and they there saw the track on a curve which had been crossed in safety a few minutes before sink into the raging flood.  So the engine hung up and is there yet.  Fears have been entertained that the road will not be rebuilt, but it is understood work will be begun on it soon, and it will be four weeks before any train runs over the branch.
  At Blaine, six houses were washed from their foundations about thirty feet, and a barber shop across the street.  There were many thrilling escapes from buildings as the water rose suddenly.  Loss about $10,000.
  At Chaffee the Three Forks Coal Mining Co suffered the loss of the large bridge across the river, twelve coal cars f the twelve tons each and about two miles of track. Loss between $15,000 and $20,000.
  Some hogs were drowned and perhaps a cow, but it is fortunate that in the mad rush of waters no human life was lost.


  There was a good many heavy losers as a result of the recent flood along the Patterson’s Creek Valley last week.  Some of the older inhabitants claim the flood the highest they ever knew.  One man in particular says the water was five inches higher than in ’76, for it was 5 inches higher than a mark he put on a tree for the flood of 1876, and taking into consideration the fact of the waterway along the creek being cut out and opened up, there would be one-fourth more water than in 1876 anyway, which means a considerable amount when the waters were that high.
  The following were among the heaviest losers:
  J Humbird Smith, about $1000; Mr Gates, $250 to $300;  Mr Deremer, $150 - $200; Mr Carder, $500 to $700; A D Reese, $150 to $200; J W Rinehart, $150 to $200; Earl Taylor, $200 to $250; Adams & Kuykendall, $500 to $600; J B Reese, $200 to $300; V Cunningham, $300 to $400; Dan Bailey, $175 to $200; George Bailey, $700 to $800; Ike Whip, Walter Leatherman and the Sloans, a considerable amount.  In fact, every farmer who lives along the creek lost more or less.


  July 29, 1912
  Mr and Mrs D F Graham are giving a house party at their spacious residence on Hampshire St.  Their guests are:  Mr and Mrs Frank Harrison, Mr Frank Harrison, Jr and Miss Margaret Harrison, who came here from their home in New York in the former’s automobile; Mr George Millholland, of Philadelphia, and Mr and Mrs W T Bodiford, of Gainesville Fla.
  Ormond, son of Mr Andrew Ledlow, was struck in the head Thurs afternoon last by a “flying Ducthman” on which he was riding with another boy, and very  badly hurt, probably fracturing his skull.
  Mrs J M Davis and son Bruce, Westernport, are visiting at Berkeley Springs this State.
  Mrs Rose Ward Johnson is visiting her daughter and son in law, Mr and Mrs Floyd Chadinck, at Ardmore Pa.
  Mr A Rowlings has sold his property at Stricken siding n the B&O and moved his family to Cumberland, where he will reside in the future. 
  James H Dawson, slightly burned his arm by vitrol while working at the pulp mill the later part of the past week.
  Wilbur and Lloyd Riggleman were visiting their parents at Reese’s Tannery, Sat and Sun.
  Mr William McFarland, foreman of the W M shops, at the W Va Junction who is ill with typhoid fever, is somewhat improved.
  Master Howard Dawson, of Piedmont, who has been quite ill with typhoid fever is improving.


  Politics are still booming but will likely calm down in a few days until about Sept 1st, when the spellbinders will take the stump and proclaim the issues of the day form every fence corner.  There seems to be as much excitement over the situation as there was in '‘6 when the "“rime of ‘3"”was gone over, with all its harrowing details.  No badges or lapel buttons have come this way yet.  Unless the candidates get busy and send some buttons or pictures, everybody here will join the Bull Moose party, and vote accordingly.
  The candidates for agent on the Twin Mt and Pacific are waging a warm campaign.  All three of them are on the go most of the time.
  The railroad is moving this way daily.  They hope to be down to Fleatown by Sat.  The people form this section will have to go to Fleatown Sat in order to take the excursion t the big picnic at the orchard.
  Very few chickens will be taken from this section as all are needed for campmeeting.  Cucumbers and cabbage will be the principal victuals in the lunch baskets.
  The folks form down on “The Creek” have been running up here for the last few days trying to buy or trade land.  Since the flood nearly washed them away last week, they want to get out and come to a non-washable community.  No trades or sales have been reported as yet.
  Mr and Mrs Millard Welch, Allen and Judson Welch, accompanied by  Jacob Thrush, went down to Burlington last week to see what the flood left.  They say it was the highest water since ’76.
  Warner Poling, of Shirley Lane, was down viewing the effects of the high water.  He says it was the highest water since ’41.
  Hez Root went down to view the landscape and reports that it was one and one half inches higher in ’89.
  Uncle Hiram Root was hauled down to look at the high water.  He says it was about six inches higher in ’53.
  Thus it goes.  No two seem to be able to agree upon the date of the last flood. This is a serious matter and a meeting will be held in the school house next week to settle the matter for all time.
  Miss Minnie Wilbe Swift, who is summering with Hez Root’s, has instituted suit before our Justice of the Peace, against Cam Arbogast for $117.00.  It seems that Cam promised to take Minnie out automobiling the next time he came along and hasn’t lived up to his word.  He went up the country last week and swore to her he would stop and take her out to the Junction to the festival last Sat night.  When he came back he didn’t even hesitate. Just honked his horn a bit and ran on into the county seat without a word to Minnie, who had lost two nights sleep waiting for him.  She filed suit last Mon and Uncle John Early Rizer will serve notice on him as soon as he can be located.  Any man who trifles with a young lady’s affections like this ought to be sued and put in jail or sent to Petersburg.


  Westernport Md, July 30
  The B&O RR Co, have the east bound track clear of the debris opposite the plant of the W Va Pulp and Paper Co at Luke.
  There is some talk to the effect owned by the Black, Sheridan & Wilson Co, will resume operations again in the near future and they will install electric motors to be used in hauling the coal from the interior of the miens to the dump.
  Married at the ME parsonage at Oak View by Rev Wheeler, Sun July 28, Mr Joseph Blackburn and Miss Nellie Runion, both of Bayard W Va.  The happy couple have he best wishes of their many friends of this place for a long and happy journey together over the matrimonial sea.
  Mr O B Durrett, assistant superintendent of the Metropolitan Life Insurance co, of Piedmont W Va, returned from a Elkins W Va, on Sun evening, where he has been beside the bed of his sick child.
  Green Abernathy of McCoole, was a business visitor in Tri Towns Mon.
  Frank Metz, who is employed at boss roadsman by the Brydon Mining Co, of Bloomingon, strained his back while at work on Mon, which will disable him from duty for a few days.
  Vance Adams, who drives a team for Harry F Smith, of Piedmont, had the misfortune to have his first finger and thumb on his left hand badly lacerated by a cut-off saw on Sat afternoon; is finger was sawed nearly half off.
  John W Umstot, who has been visiting relatives and friends on Cabin Run, W Va, has returned home.
  Mr Sylba Borley, of Blaine, W Va, was visiting his sister, Miss Pearl, here on Mon afternoon.
  Mrs Lee Frankland was visiting friends at Keyser Sat and Sun.


  Miss Clara Spicer spent last Sun in Cumberland.
  Milo Clem spent last Fri among friends in Terra Alta.
  Miss Jennie Wells has returned from her visit to Romney.
  Mrs W H Virts paid Cumberland relatives a visit last Sat.
  Roy Durrett and daughter of Cumberland, spend last Sat here.
  Messrs Dave Long and H G Steorts spent Sun at Mt Lake Park.
  Attorney Taylor Morrison spent last Sun at Oakland with his family.
  J W Ravenscroft spent Fri in Newburg on railroad business.
  Mrs Sallie Kabrick has typhoid fever at the home of Miss Rose Kabrick.
  Mrs Wilcot, of Shepherdstown, is visiting Mrs J M Linthicum.
  Wm Sterling, of Williamsport, Md, is visiting his uncle, H B Carlton, on Limestone.
  Miss Julia Wright went to Romney last Sat to pay a visit to relatives.
  Miss Magie Woodward, of Fairmont W Va, is visiting friends and relatives here.
  Bert Hiser of Morgantown, was here Sun on his way to Pendleton Co on a visit.
  Richard Gerstell, of Grafton, spent last Sun here with his parents, Dr and Mrs Richard Gerstell.
  Capt Jerry Chadwick, of Cumberland, was in town Mon shaking hand with old friends.
  Mrs Susan Sheetz of Winston-Salem NC, arrived last Sat evening on a visit to relatives in and around Keyser.
  Miss Maud Rice spent last Sun and Mon with friends at Martinsburg, returned Mon night on train No 1.
  Paul Harmison of Romney, accompanied by his sister, Miss Anna, and her guests, Misses Holtz of Alexandria Va drove over last Sun and spent the day with friends.
  Mr Hunt, clerk at the Reynolds Hotel, has tendered his resignation.  Mr Hunt has been working at that place for about three years.  HE will be succeeded by Fillmore Harwood.
  Miss Helen Warner, who spent some time with her sister, Mrs Herbert White, at Terra Alta, returned home Fri.  Mrs White and children came home with her for a short visit.
  Rev C F Rice, who is serving the Lutheran Church during his vacation, has been granted a vacation by the church and left Mon for Frederick Md, on a visit. He will be back for services next Sun.
  Geo M Loy left Tues on a short vacation, which he will spend at the home of Mr M Masteller, at Fredericksburg Va, and perhaps pay a short visit to his old home in Pa before returning.
  Mr and Mrs Lynn Sierver of New Bedford, Mass, arrived home last Fri on a ten days visit to home folks, who were glad to see them looking so well.  They will stop off at Washington for a week on their way home.
  Miss Pearl Compton, formerly of this place, now a resident of Baltimore, is visiting Miss Nellie Johnson, of this place.  Miss Compton expects to visit friends in Morgantown, where she has been attending the University.
  Prof and Mrs C P Moore left Tues on train 55 for their former home at Sacramento, Ky, to spend their vacation and expect to return early in Sept.  Their many friends will join us in wishing them a pleasant visit and a safe return.
  MR and Mrs S M Stover and children, of Chicago Junction, Ohio, have been visiting relatives here since last Mon. And will return home in a day or two.  They stopped off a couple of days at Mt Lake Park on their way in.
  The Greenbrier Independent says that Miss Ruth Taylor, formerly of this county and a graduate of the commercial dept of the Prep School here, has been appointed to the position of stenography , typewriter and bookkeeper, in the Lewisburg Female Institute, at Lewisburg W VA.
  Arthur Wilhyde, of Romney,was a visitor here Tues.
  Miss Ella Sharpless is visiting her sister, Mrs Nettie Channell, at Kern.
  Mrs Sue Carskadon, of Headsville, is spending a while at Mt Lake Park.
  Squire J E Arnohalt, of Elk Garden, was in town Mon on business.
  Miss Pearl Christy is visiting her sister, Mr(?s) Frank Snyder, at Jerome Pa.
  Rev Isaac Kuykendall has gone to NY City to attend a missionary meeting.
  Misses Rhea and Annabelle Morgan of Pittsburg, are visiting their sister, Mrs Harry Atkins.
  Mr John T Sincell and his father-in-law, Mr Brown, spent last Sun evening with friends at Oakland.
  W H Siveton, of Pittsburg, spent the latter part of last week here as a guest of R G Richardson.
  Miss Susan Briday of the Hoffman Hospital, has returned from a visit to her home folks at Romney.
  Paul Sloan, of Washington, who is spending his vacation with home folks at Burlington, was in town Tues.
  Mrs John Wilt and child returned to their home at Elkins Mon after a week’s visit to Mrs N D McCoole.
  Rev M H Keen attended district conference at Cumberland this week.  Mrs Keen and little son accompanied him.
  Misses Marguerite Dugan and Isabella Sobraske left Sat for Garrett, Indiana, where they will spend a few weeks.
  John B Nah, of Emoryville, was in town Tues on his way home from a prospecting trip in the wilds of Pendleton Co.
  Bernard Crooks and Marshall Carrier went to Atlantic City Thurs night of last week on a little trip.  Bernard returned home Mon.
  Mrs Wm Martin and son returned home last Sat.  Her mother, Mrs J W Virts, who has been spending some time there, came home with her.
  Misses Frances Rossworm, of Cumberland, and Angela Winters of Midland, were the guests of the latter’s uncle, T P McKenzie, the first of the week.
  Mrs John Parker, of the Junction, left Mon for Cumberland on her way home, after spending a week here among relatives and friends.
  Miss Ada Lee Linn, of Cumberland, came up last Sat on a week’s visit to her sisters, Mrs J B Johnson and Mrs Margaret Wells.
  Mr W H Chamberlin and son Henry, of Antioch, left last Mon on a week’s visit to relatives near Winchester, Va, Martinsburg and other points.
  Miss Blanche Hoffman, who had been guests at N C Highs’, Moundsville, for a couple of weeks, returned to her home at Purgittsville, last Fri week.
  Miss Hallie Kuykendall went to Baltimore last week to nurse her cousin, Miss Molelle Kuykendall, who underwent an operation for appendicitis at a hospital there.
  Miss Mildred Wright returned home last Sat from an extended visit to Wheeling, and was accompanied home by her sister, Mrs Fred Martin, and children, who will spend some weeks with home folks.
  Mrs Caskey and daughter, Miss Elinor, of Holmesburg, near Philadelphia, who spent a few weeks here as guests of their cousins, Mrs Murry Winters and Miss Cora Martin, left for home last Tues morning.
  Miss Lucy Clinedinst, of Dayton VA, and granddaughter, little Miss Evelyn Kathleen Brown, of Linville Depot Va, are visiting Mrs John Ed Frye,Mrs Clinedinst’s sister on Armstrong St.  They arrived last week.
  Miss Philadelphia Blackman and her guest, Mrs Helen Harding, of Elkins, left yesterday for a visit to friends at Aurora, Preston Co, and other places.
  Miss Lucy Trask, of Elkins, formerly of this city, was among those who attended the ball game here on last Sat.  –Parsons Democrat of 25th.
  Ed Shaw of Keyser, sent Sun here with friends.
  R W Thrush, of Keyser, was a business visitor here Fri.
  Mrs W H Keller was taken to the Keyser Hospital last Thurs morning for treatment.
  Fred Dodd, of Keyser, visited Dr and Mrs B F Scott here Mon and Tues of this week.
  Will Keller spent Sun with his mother, who is a patient in the Hoffman Hospital at Keyser.  –Terra Alta Republican of 25th.
  Cumberland Md, July 29 – Former Sen George L Wellington has returned home from Deer Park, accompanied by Mrs Wellington and his nurse.  He returned because of the cool wave.
  Mrs Lucretia Mott went to Durbin Wed to visit her daughter, Mrs H White.
  Miss Hilda Harrison, of Bemis, is the guest at the home of E E Snyder.
  Washington Harrison, of Reese’s Mills, Mineral County, is the guest of his daughter, Mrs E E Snyder.
  Wm Montgomery, who has been he guest of his daughter, Mrs W E Patterson, returned to Romney Wed.  –Davis News of 25th.
  Master George Burke is visiting at Petersburg.
  Fred Pancake of near Romney, is over on a short visit.
  Miss Edna Wirgman, has returned to her home at Romney.
  DR C N Gabriel, of Baltimore, has been a guest of Mr I M Long this week.
  Lloyd, son of Mr and Mrs Adam Douglass, has typhoid fever.
  D A Kesner, and daughter have returned form their trip to  Pendleton Co.
  Mrs Palmer Paris and little son were visiting at Mt Lake Park this week.
  Ed Sobraske of Keyser, is spending a few days in Wheeling with friends.
  George Briner, of Cumberland, spent Wed with relatives and friends in Keyser.
  Mrs Charles Spotts and little daughter, went to Brunswick Wed on a short visit.
  Mrs Joseph Poling, of Romney, who has been visiting her son Guy, has returned home.
  Mr H J Kight, of Davis, is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs J M Linthicum, this week.
  Mrs O V McQuilkin and children of Baltimore, spent a few days here with friends this week.
  Mrs Dr F P Stehley was called to Berkeley co last Tues, but the illness of her mother.
  Miss Sara Johnston, of Clarksburg, returned home Tues after a short visit among relatives here.
  Miss Georgia Shelly arrived Tues evening from a extended visit to Connelsville Pa and Cumberland.
  Mrs C F Basshore and two daughters, after spending two weeks at Cresom Pa, returned Sat evening.
  Mrs Mollie Smith, of Petersburg, came down last Sun on a visit to the home of her son, Glenn Smith in South Keyser.
  Mr and Mrs W E Brown,of Crafton Pa, arrived last Sat n a visit to their daughter, Mrs John T Sincell.
  Miss Lizzie and Mr Fred Hamill are confined to their home with an attack of typhoid fever.  Fred was compelled to go to bed Mon.
  Rev John Neuhauser, wife and child of Shelby Ohio, arrived here last Tues evening on a visit to his brothers, and they will remain a few days.
  Mrs Benjamin Dailey and Mrs Julia Gilkeson, of Moorefield, W Va, are guests of Mrs W Milnor Roberts, Washington St. –Cumb News of 31st.
  Clyde Hott, bookkeeper in the F&M Bank, is spending this week at Elkins. His brother, Prof Homer Hott, is filling his place during his absence.
  Miss Lucy Kuykendall left Tues Morning on a visit to friends at Mt Jackson Va, and other places.  Miss Fannie Guthrie, of Springield joined them at Cumberland.
  Melvyn L High, who has finished a part of the Commercial Course at Elliotts Business College, At Wheeling, returned to his grandmother’s at Purgittsville, in Hampshire Co, last week.
  Rev Chas S Biggs, of Baltimore, formerly pastor of Grace M E Church, South Cumberland, passed through this city en route to Elk Garden, whither he goes to spend his vacation with his parents.  He was accompanied by his son, Charles. –Cumb News of 31st.
  Mrs Rev W C Nye and children of Newport Pa, arrived here Mon evening on a visit to her parents, Mr and Mrs H W Baker.  Mr Baker met them at Martinsburg.  Rev Mr Nye is attending a ministerial meeting at Gettysburg, and will be here in about ten days.
  Mrs Helen Harding, of Elkins, and Miss Philadelphia Blackman, of Parsons have been visiting Mrs Charles N Finnell this week.  Tues, Mrs Harding left for a trip to Baltimore and will stop off here on her way back.  Miss Blackman accompanied her as far as Cumberland, returning here and will remain with her sister until Mrs Harding returns/
  Mrs M W Trask left today for Keyser to visit her old home.
  Miss Katherine Templeton, from Cumberland, has been here the past week visiting Mrs John Martin.  They young lady is the second daughter of J M Templeton, who used to reside in Kingwood and was General Manager of the W Va N RR and his wife Mrs Isabelle Templeton was manager of the Hotel Gordon here for some time after the death of Mr Templeton.  –Kingwood Argus of 25th.


  Mrs John Chapman and son Wilbur are spending a week in Washington.
  Mr W L Hares of Connellsville, Pa, is spending this week with his family.
  Miss Edna Wirgman, of Romney, is spending this week with his family.
  Misses Anna Belle and Rhea Morgan, of Pitts bur, are visiting friends and relatives here.
  Mrs Harry Deffinbaugh, of Newburg W Va, is spending a eek with relatives in Keyser.
  Lawrence Kolkhorst was operated on last Sat at the Hoffman Hospital , for appendicitis.
  Miss Laura Lauck returned home Sat night from near Oakland, where she has been attending a typhoid fever patient.
  Mr and Mrs Morris Lamb, who have been visiting in Keyser and Piedmont, have returned to their home in Covington, Va.
  Mrs Mugler, returned to her home, at Grafton, last Sat after spending some time here with her daughter, Mrs C K Devries.
  Mrs H A Sliger and little son returned home last Fri from a  pleasant visit to the home of Rev and Mrs C P Bastian, of Charleroi Pa.
  Misses Mildred and Virginia Alexander, who have been visiting friends and relatives here for the past four weeks, left for their home in Clarksburg.
  Robinette & Zacot finished the wood work on the outside of the jail Tues, and commenced the big contract of painting the UB church on the outside.
  Mrs Frank Greenwade and baby returned home Mon evening from a couple of weeks visit to her parents, Mr and Mrs Benj Souder, at Milam, Pendleton Co.
  Mrs J D Muldoon and three children are in Baltimore to spend a couple of weeks with relatives and friends.
  Miss Francis Highberger, of Sharpsburg Md, is visiting Mr and Mrs H L Lyne near town  -Shepherdstown Register 25th
  Miss Bess Wilson and Mariam, the little daughter of Mr and Mrs Seymour Wilson, returned Sat night from a visit with relatives at Piedmont.
  Mrs Arnold Gerstell and two children, of Ardmore, Pa, are guests of her sister, Mrs J R Chandlee.  –Elkins Inter Mt 29
  Mrs C W Heath, who has been visiting at Moorefield has returned to her home this city.
  Mr Lew S Keim, of Elkins, was in the city yesterday on his return home from Salisbury, Pa, where he attended the funeral of his mother, Mrs Silas Keim.
  Hon Benjamin Dailey, of Moorefield, W Va, a prominent W Va attorney, was a visitor here yesterday. –Cumb News of 27th
  Potomac Milling & Ice Co had a horse to die Tues.
  J M Bright purchased a fine three year old colt at the Col Davis sale.
  Lee Litten’s youngest baby is very sick in its home on Piedmont street.
  James B Hoover, of this city, bought a fine Studebaker buggy of J M Bright last week.
  Marshall Carrier came home Wed from his trip to Atlantic City and Philadelphia.
  H C Brooks, the well known contractor, has moved his family from Clarksburg to Martinsburg.
  A S Bosley and wife of Barton, who have been visiting friends at Keyser, have returned home.
  Mrs George McIlwee arrived home Wed night from Baltimore, where she has been sending some time.
  Maurice Jones, clerk in the B&O shops, has bought J M Roderick’s store at Williamsport, and expects to move there about Sept first.
  The Board of Education for the New Creek District met at Waxler’s School House, near Gerstell, and decided to construct a new school building at that place.
  Mr F M Willison and family accompanied by W H Griffith, motored down to Mr Willison’s farm, near Cumberland, last Mon and spent the day.
  J L Parker, agent for the Landis Machine Co, of St Louis, has just installed for J M Bright in his up-to-date harness hop, a new Landis Harness Sewing Machine.
  Everything that was touched by water goes at a sacrifice; and some of the goods are as good as new.  Frye & Son
  Minnie, daughter of Mr and Mrs Thos Byers of Beryl, was brought to the Hoffman Hospital last Tues suffering from appendicitis.  She was operated on the same afternoon.
  The first passenger train to run over the new T M& P RR will take the picnic excursion out to Knobley Orchard tomorrow,a distance of six miles.
  J Allison Eyster, a straw board manufacturer of Halltown, Jefferson Co, died Tues, aged 45 years.  He was a native of Chambersburg, Pa.  He is survived by a widow and two sons
  Ray Rice, son of Mr and Mrs Hance Rice, ran a nail in one of his feet a few days ago and it gave him so much trouble that he was taken to the Hoffman Hospital Wed for treatment.
  Joel Judy, Attorney E L Judy’s father, of Petersburg, is extremely ill at his home.  Sat Mr Joel Judy’s attending physician called Dr W M Babb, of this place, to hold a consultation.
  Frank Lease of Foote, was n town Mon.  He says the flood last week in the creek was the worst ever known. Old residents, he says, tell him that the creek was five inches deeper than the great floor of 1876.  Every farmer along the stream lost heavily in hay, oats, corn and fencing.  The loss cannot be estimated.
  Squire A L Lee of Kitzmiller Md attended court here Thurs.
  Miss Lou Murphy paid a visit to friends in Cumberland Wed.
  Mrs Herbert Wentz, of Rawlings spent yesterday here as a guest of Miss Daisy Lowry.
  Hon Lloyd Hansford of Parsons, Democratic nominee for Judge of this circuit, is here shaking hands with friends.
  Mrs Jennie Williams and son Fred, of South Cumberland are visiting the former’s sister, Mrs Geo E Wells.
  Mrs T P Pownall and daughter, Miss Margaret, of Cumberland, sent last Mon here as guests of Mrs I P Purgitt.
  Malcolm Frye was
  Mr F B Crovo and family, Mr Bernard Walls and family, and Mr George Hillery and family, accompanied by Mr James F Brown, a machinist, all of Washington D C, arrived Tues night, having left the Capital Tues morning on a automobile trip through the State.  Mr A B Crovo, who is piloting the three automobiles, is the representative of the F B Crovo firm in Washington, which deals in fruit and produce.


  Miss Lillian Jordan is having a house party at her summer home at Corinth this week.  Her guests are Misses Pauline Gelwicks, Cathrine Coffroth, Pauline Wilson, Blanch and Louise Woolf and Mr Sargent Wells.


 Sat, July 27

  R L Davis, J M Fisher, J C Kephart and others vs T M & P R R Co.  Plaintiffs presented a petition asking that a committee of three to be appointed to inquire whether the public road up Limestone is unsafe by reason of said railroad being built thereon.  The court appointed d W Eagle, John F Dayton and Geo T Carskadon to make examination and report.
Tues, July 30
  State vs Arch Gilmore, Daniel Redman, Wesley Streets and Jas Armstead.  Indicted for a misdemeanor.  They were formerly charter members of the Eureka Lodge at piedmont, and were accused of removing a lock on the lodge door and replacing it with a new one, and furthermore, that they were accused of having nailed down all the windows in the lodge room. The jury failed to agree and were discharged.
  State vs John Doe, alias Frank Vinkus.  Ind for a misdemeanor; charged with running a speakeasy at Dill.  Verdict of jury not guilty.
  Wed, July 31st
  State vs U G Clark.  Ind for Mis, plead guilty, and court takes time to consider of its judgement.
  State vs Richard Roe, alias Paul Roger.  Ind for Mis, charged with keeping a speakeasy at dill.  Verdict of jury “guilty”.
  State vs Frank Weer.  Ind for a felony; charged with stealing money at Elk Garden.  Verdict of jury “guilty”.
  Alfred Ridgeley, etc, vs Geo H Carpenter and E G Gill.  A temporary injunction was granted plaintiffs enjoining defendants from moving  building on certain street at Ridgeley.
  State vs Frank Angeletto; indicted for carrying a revolver.  Verdict of jury “guilty: and the court sentenced him to six months in jail and a fine of $50.


  License to wed were issued at Cumberland to the following:
  July 22 – Kenny R Davis of Pittsburg Pa and Mary Elizabeth Frankland of Cumberland Md.
  Grover Cleveland Johnson of Smock Pa and Olive May Davis, of Brownsville Pa.
  Seymor Clarence Watts and Ethel Virginia Rohrbaugh, both of Petersburg W Va.
  Married – July 27, 1912, at the groom’s home in Grant Co, F Frank Haslacker and Miss Bessie Paugh>
  Thos Flynn of Franklin and Miss Dora Davis, of Luke, were married at Westernport n Mon, July 29, 1912, by the priest.  They will reside in Keyser where the groom is employed in the B&O Shops.
  ON Sun, July 28, 1912, at the bride’s home, at Barnum, Ammon Flick and Miss Edna B Daniels were united in marriage by Rev W S Bevers.  They will reside at Barnum.
  Announcements have been received by friends of  the marriage of Miss Sue Fleming Harness and Mr Timothy Burns on July 25th, 1912, at the home of the bride, at Billings, Montana.  The bride is a daughter of  Col Wm H Harness, of Winchester, Va, well known to many of our readers.   The young couple will reside at Red Lodge, Montana.


  License to wed were granted to the following in Cumberland:
  July 31 – Jesse Allen Raines of Thomas W Va, and May Lipscomb of St George W Va.
  John Philip Gordon of Pittsburg Pa, and Ercell Alta Shay of Tunnelton W Va.


  Charles R Baker, son of Elijah Baker and Miss Blanche A Bishop, daughter of James Bishop, both of Hagerstown, were married here Fri by Rev U S G Rupp, pastor of the Lutheran Church.


  Mrs Silas Keim, widow, one of the most highly respected women of Salisbury, Somerset Co, Pa, who died Sat afternoon after a prolonged illness was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Salisbury Mon afternoon.  She was aged about 75 years, a Virginian by birth, and the widow of Elder Silas Keim, a leading minister of the Church of the Brethren, who died more than 30 years ago.  She is survived by one daughter, Miss Cora Keim, at home and seven sons, Elder Howard H Keim, of Newburg, Oregon, was at the bedside of his mother when death came; Dr Peter Keim, of Elk Garden, W Va ; Prof N George  Keim, for many years identified with the public schools of Cumberland Md, as a a teacher and later private tutor to Sen Stephen Elkins’ children, Elkins W Va; Jonas Richard and Albert Keim.  The funeral services were conducted by Elder E J Egan, pastor of the Salisburg Church of the Brethren, assisted by local minister.  Many friends of the family from a distance were present at the funeral.  She was a sister of the late George Arnold, of near Burlington.


  Mr Wm A Durrett, one of the best known railroad men in South Cumberland, was killed at 3:15 yesterday afternoon at Altamont, a short distance east of Deer Park, Md.  Mr Durrett, who was a conductor on fast freight trainsman the third division, was returning in charge of a heavy freight train from Grafton. He stopped at Altamont according to the rules of the railroad and went to the telephone at the station to obtain an order to move his train down the mountain.  When he left the office from which he telephoned he started to walk up the westbound track toward the caboose of his train.  He failed to observe the approach of a passenger train No 55 and was caught by its engine, hurled form the track and killed almost instantly.  The body was taken on the No 55 to Grafton and will be brought to his home in South Cumberland on train No 6 today. 
  Mr Durrett was 67 years old and was a native of W Va.  He had been in the service of the B&O some forty years and in a short time would have been placed on the retired list.  For many years Mr Durrett lived at Keyser W Va.  He moved to Cumberland about 14 years ago and built a home on Grand Ave, near Fifth St.  Mr Durrett was exceedingly popular with the railroad men, and was a much respected citizen.  He had been a thrifty, industrious man all his life and had accumulated quite a valuable estate.  He was twice married and is survived by a widow and seven children.
  His first wife died several years ago, and in 1911 he married his second wife, Mrs Haley, a widow of Martinsburg, who survives him.  The surviving children, all of the first marriage are:  Mrs M Schaidt, of this city; Mrs Gertrude Looms, of Buffalo NY; Mr James Durrett, of Russell KY; Messrs James C, Roy P, Alfred G and Miss Annie Durrett at home.  The funeral arrangement have not been made.  Mr Durrett left his home here Thurs morning for duty at 10:50.  He took a train westward to Grafton and was on his home run when killed. –Cumb News July 20, 1912

  The funeral of Mr William Durrett, the well known B&O conductor, who was killed at Altamont Fri, took place yesterday morning at 9:30 from his home on Grand Ave.  Services were conducted by Rev A Lee Barrett, at Trinity M E Church south.  The burial service was read and a short eulogy of the deceased was delivered.  A special car conveyed the Masonic fraternity to the home and these in company with the order of  Railroad Conductors had charge of the funeral.  The deceased was a member of the Davis Lodge of Masons of Keyser and the pallbearers were chosen from that lodge.  The remains were conveyed to Rose Hill cemetery, where Mr  G Shoemaker, Worshipful master of Ohr Lodge, conducted the Masonic rites.  The pall bearers were:  Oscar A Cosner; D T Greenwade, A W Coffroth, J G Koelz, Thos Johnson, W W Long, Dr W J Keolz, C F Bashore, all of Davis Lodge of Masons.  –Cumb News of 24th


  Cumberland Md, July 21
  Capt Simeon M Taylor, aged about 70 years, a retired B&O passenger conductor, died today, at Gratitude, Md.  His body will be taken tomorrow night to Grafton W Va, fro interment in the National cemetery tomorrow.  He served in the union army.  Capt Taylor’s run on the railroad was between Cumberland and Parkersburg.  He was a Knight Templar, thirty-second degree Mason and a Shriner.  Capt Taylor was twice married.


  John William, aged 17 months, son of Dr and Mrs W C VanMeter, died on Mon,July 29, 1912, at their home at  Petersburg.


  Mrs Amanda Dayton, aged about 60 years, wife of Mr P M Dayton, of Knobley, died last Fri, July 26, 1912, at her home.  Beside her husband she leaves several children.  She was before marriage, Miss Amanda Wagoner, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Jackson Wagoner, and was a sister to Tolbert Wagoner, of Keyser, Howard Wagoner of Everett Pa, Mrs Chas E Johnson, of Missouri, Mrs Lewis Largent of Paw Paw, Mrs Dohmer of Patterson Depot.  Her mother, who is ninety years old, still survives.
  The funeral took place Sun at the Headsville church, services having been conducted by Rev Mr Oliver and Rev G W Yost and interment was at the Headsville grave yard.


  Mrs W M Harvey, died July 22, at Blaine W Va.  She is survived by her husband and six children. Mrs Harvey was a native of Lawrence Co, Ohio.  Her father is a well known physical of that county.  Mrs Harvey was a member of the United brethren church and was most highly respected.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev A B Mann, pastor at Bayard W Va.  The pallbearers were Wallace Junkins, L C Brae, Richard Brae, Harry Duckworth, Frank Brae and Joseph Weese.


  William E Loose, age about 60 years, postmaster at Clear Springs, committed suicide early this morning in a stable in the rear of his premises by shooting himself..


  Vincent Corrigan, died from a broken neck at Cumberland last week.


  Otis Shaver, aged 32, a policeman of Monongah, a coal town near here, after receiving two bullet wounds in his back, fired, it is alleged, by Joe Wierman, an Italian, exclaimed, “I’m all in,” and fired a revolver bullet through his brain ending his life.
  Shaver had gone to an Italian laboring camp to arrest Jim Wierman, a brother of Joe Wierman, wanted on a charge of assaulting a fellow-countryman.  As he was leaving camp with his prisoner, Joe Wierman, it is alleged, stole up behind Shaver and shot him in the back.  Shaver fell, the regained his feet and started in pursuit of his assailant, but fell again.  As another officer made an effort to assist Shaver, the later waived him back and shot himself dead.


  Catskill, NY, July 29
  The body of a young girl found in a creek yesterday has been positively identified as that of Miss Dorcas Ijams Snodgrass, the society girl of Mt Vernon, NY and Martinsburg, W Va, who disappeared ten days ago.
  Although no marks of violence are on the body, the absence of water in the lungs shows that the girl had been murdered.


  Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice at Keyser W Va, week ending Aug 1, 1912.
  Mrs Wm Bosold, Miss Carrie Kizer, Mrs Mattie L Smith, Mrs Mary Smith, D Corben, Leon Jacobs, Wm H Kised, A C Murray, J V Shanholtz, Edgar W Shobe.


  Miss Allie Allerdice, of Lonaconing, has been in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, for several months undergoing treatment, but owing to the impoverished condition of her blood, she did not improve.  A day or two ago, Miss Elizabeth Allerdice, a sister, went to Baltimore and submitted to the transmission of blood from her arm to that of her afflicted sister, with the result that the latter has commenced to improve.


  The young people had an enjoyable dance last Fri night in Bachelor’s Hall.  Among those present were:  Mr and Mrs Fred Long, of Cleveland, O, Miss Anna Louise Hinkle of Harper’s Ferry, Misses Mildred and Virginia Alexander, of Clarksburg, Edna Wirgman of Romney, Miss Hannah Gerstell of Gerstell, Miss Murphy of Blaine, Mrs Arza Furbe, Mrs Nettie Carrier, Mrs B F Wells, Mrs R M Frye, Misses Cora Hughes, Emily Coffroth, Laura and Marie Crooks, Florence and Elizabeth Hamill, Estelle Taylor, Edith McKakin, Julia Wright, Lena Crabtree, Carrie Bane, Pauline Maxfield, Grace Bane, Elizabeth Hoffman, Eva and Mary Moore, Ola Brown, Bertha Wells, Hallie Hanes, Messrs C E Nethkins, W F Evans, Huntley Hoffman, Stotle Steorts, John MacDonald, Billy Hardy, Bernard Markwood, John and George Carskadon, C Terrell, C Shaffenaker, Clyde Hott, R M Frye, Paul Douglass, Chas Neville, Fred and Ed Ravenscroft, William Dawson, Louie Long, Glen Workman, Edger Mytinger, Rex Lauck, Paul Davis, Bennie Wells, Perry Greenwade, Harry Hodges, Lee Allen, Roy Warner, Russell Sawyer, Homer Johnston, H H Stover, Fred Mills, Carter Long.


  One of the prettiest pieces of needle work we have seen in a long time is a quilt on exhibition in D Long & Son’s store window and is very much admired by all who pass that way.  It is the work of Miss Lillie Cheshire, daughter of Perry Cheshire, and is made out of the pictures that come in cigarette packages, composed of ball players and actresses.  It is put together in tastily arranged squares attached by ribbon, and certainly is the neatest made affair that has been displayed about here and does credit to young lady’s taste and handiwork.


  A fishing party, composed of Andrew Woolf, Mr Lineberg of Parkersburg, Johnnie Carskadon, Geo A Carskadon and Jack Rizer, went to Royal Glenn, above Petersburg last Sun night on a ten day fishing trip.  They went up in MR Woolf’s machine.  They were joined yesterday by Don Davis and Allen Patchett.  Mr Patchett will bring Jack Rizer home tomorrow.  Tomorrow, Huntley Hoffman will take Roy Mulledy, Willard Parsons, Marion Workman and Bob Rice up in his machine to spend Sun with the boys.


  Following is a list of names of the successful applicants at the mine examination held at Elkins, on July 24 and 25.
  First Class Certificates – John Lennon, Newburg; James Christopher, Oakmont; James burns, Puritan Pa; Charles E Porter, South Fork Pa; C B Stemple, Hiorra W Va; J P Townson, Oakmont; J D Williams, Kingwood; J A Cosgrove, Coalton; Geo E Dash, Thomas.
  Second Class Certificates – James Trimble, Boylen; Carson Stemple, Bolyen; Charles H Jones, Dodson Md; L R Knight, Barnum W Va; W D Howard, Beryl; F W Borgman, Tunnelton; J F Coberly, Junior; Guy Bennett, Boylen; V G Pw, Blaine; Clyde Marteney, Harding; Harry McGettigan, Thomas; Thomas I Healy, Elkins; R J Tillson, Bower.


  One fine driving mare; good in harness and saddle; scares at nothing; stands without hitching.   Dr F P Stehley


Middle aged lady to keep house for small family.  Apply to J E Moore, Keyser W Va.


  Good comfortable 8 room house, No 125 Orchard Street, modern conveniences.  Apply to M B Wagoner, 136 Orchard St.


  A pair of fine young mules; well broke, heavy and good workers, 5 years old.  Apply to L C McDonald, Keyser W Va.
  Laborers for work in orchard, also a bright industrious young man for assistant salesman about lumber yards.  W A Liller, Keyser W Va.


  See H S Thompson before contracting for your Chestnut Oak Bark.  Highest market price paid.


  A fine fruit and truck farm containing 14 ½ a, 6 a of fine trucking land, the remainder pasture.  A good 7 room dwelling with water, and gas good out buildings, one tenant house, located 1 ½ mile South-West of city limits.
J F Grayson, R R 1, Box 79, Cumberland Md


  The Keyser Milling Co offers for sale, privately, its property located on the Northeast corner of Patrick and West Sts in the town of Keyser, W Va..  This property consists of three lots fronting each 25 feet on Patrick St and extending back 100 feet to the B&O RR Co’s siding, making in all a corner lot 75 feet by 100 feet.  The brick walls which were left standing after the recent fire, are solid and in good condition and can be used in rebuilding, thus enabling one to erect a first class building at small expense.  The engine room is intact, was not injured by the fire, and has in it a practically new Gas Engine which will be sold with the property. This is the most desirable location in town for a manufacturing site, automobile garage, wareroom or a wholesale business, and is the only available place in the town, having a railroad siding for handling freight.  If interested, call on or address:  J G Koelz, President.


 Since immediately after the flood, the B&O RR Co has had a gang of bridge men at work on their New Creek bridge at this place.  Pilings have been driven around one of the middle piers which was practically destroyed by the flood, and the bridge thus reinforced for temporary traffic.  A coffer dam will be built around this piling, when the old stone abutment will be replaced by concrete.


  All persons are warned against trespassing on our property near Emoryville.  Positively no admittance without our consent.
 Nash, Mallow & Co.