MINERAL DAILY NEWS
KEYSER W VA

MAY 8, 1913


KIRBY

S C Ruckman, of Doman, was a business caller in our town yesterday.

Miss Ida Bean, who has been nursing for some time in Oakland Md, is visiting her father and mother, Mr and Mrs W W Bean.

Rev. J D Saville, of Moorefield, is visiting his mother, Mrs Huffman. He preached at Holts Chapel during his visit.

Leonard Peters is right ill with mumps.

C R McFerran, the popular hardware salesman of Cumberland, was calling on our merchants again in the interest of Wilson and Pugh.

Several of our young people surprised Harley Combs on his 19th birthday by giving him a party.All had a very nice time. There were 22 guests present.

Mr H W Baughman who has been buying timber for the B&O railroad Co, was a guest of the Hotel today.

Miss Bitha Swisher and Mr P M Swisher were married Tuesday at the bride's home by Rev W L Riggleman. Owing to the recent death of her mother, the wedding was a quiet one.


WEST VIRGINIA CIGARETTE LAW
EFFECTIVE MAY 24

  The W Va Cigarette law goes into effect May 24th. In this statue, it is unlawful to sell, offer or expose for sale or give away or furnish or cause to be given away or furnished to any person under the age of 21, any cigarette or cigarette papers; and it is unlawful to sell or give to any person under the age of 16 years any cigar, pipe, or tobacco in any form. It is also unlawful for any person under 21 years to smoke or to have in possession any cigarette or cigarette papers. For each offense there is a fine of $5.


ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR PRIMARY ELECTION MAY 20TH

  I hereby announce my candidacy for member of the Town Council of Keyser, subject to the primary election to be held May 20th, and respectfully solicit your support.
R. M. Workman

  We are authorized to announce candidacy of A J Boor, present member of the Town Council of Keyser, for Councilman, under the new charter to be voted for at the primary election to be held May 20th. He will appreciate your vote and any effort you make in his behalf.

  To the voters of Keyser; I hereby announce myself a candidate for member of the Town Council and will appreciate your support at the primary on May 20th.
H G Steorts

  To the voters of Keyser: I hereby announce that I am a candidate for councilman, subject to the primaries to be held May 20th. If nominated and elected, I will give to the town all time necessary to faithfully charge the duties hereof as I make them. Your support will be duly appreciated.
Geo T Carskadon

  If elected Councilman, it will be a pleasure to give the office my best efforts, and I will appreciate any support of the citizens of the City of Keyser.
J E Leps

  Voters of Keyser: I will appreciate your support, for the nominee for member of the council. If nominated and elected, I will give my time to the work alloted me to the best of my ability and judgement.
I H Offner

  Voters of Keyser: I will appreciate your support for councilman on the primaries May 20th, If nominated and elected will serve my people to the best of my abilities regardless of the time required.
Warren Ha???


MUTUAL TELEPHONE DIRECTORS HOLD IMPORTANT MEETING

  Last night directors of the Mutual Telephone Co of Mineral County held a meeting, the first to be held by a corporation in Keyser under the new charter.

  Those present were H L Welch, President; C W Siever, Secretary; and O A Hood, I N Moore, I N Lyon, A C Dixon, J C Arnold and Geo Wagoner, directors.

  Considerable routine business was transacted and revised set of rules and tolls were adopted. This telephone system which has made is possible to have telephone service in rural districts, covers an extensive territory with a network of wires from Randolph county east in this state, and all of the Shenandoah Valley counties in the Old Dominion with over 500 telephones in use. It is also found on the border line of Maryland.

  For a cheap means of intercourse it works surprisingly well. In places, for instance in crossing the big mountains between Virginia and W Va and many out of the way places, where the box holders keep up their own lines, the wires are strung on tree. The toll rates are low. The system has been greatly abused by people talking on neighbor's phones free, and many others making a play thing out of the phone spending hours courting, singing and talking foolishness. Telephones are a modern necessity in the business with the hurry and hustle of the times and these Mutual lines would be entirely satisfied only for the impositions stated. Another thing to be despised, and if possible prohibited is of the many curious box holders or members of their families taking their receivers off the hooks to listen to other peoples business. This has become such an intolerable nuisance of late that on many of the sub-divisions of the system, prohibitive regulations, with a penalty, have been adopted.

  If people will use the telephone for the purpose intended, for rural districts or small towns, the service will be all that is needed, and that too at a small cost.


HARRISON'S MEAT MARKET NSTALLS FINE EQUIPMENT

  This week, a fine Gloekler Refrigerator Counter has been installed in Harrison's Meat Market. This is made up of glass sides and top which constitute the counter in the store, while the interior is arranged for ice so the best possible refrigeration is had for everything handled in a grocery store that is of a perishable nature. As this store is already equipped with a meat refrigerator of several tons capacity, this counter will be used for butter, eggs, delicate fruits and vegetables. Hereafter, all vegetables that go out of this store, the owners claim, will be fresh as the day they were plucked from the vines.

  Recently the storerooms were remodeled and almost doubled in capacity, and a very heavy line of meats with all kinds of groceries are carried. About 4 years ago, Mr C E Harrison, the manager, who is counted one of the most expert meat cutters in the country, opened at this stand a meat market in a small way. He had friends and the confidence of the people and his trade increased rapidly so that today he has one of the biggest businesses of the kind in this part of W Va.

  About three years ago, Roy Rafter, a brother in law, associated himself in the business and he is taking an active interest in the business. Recently a branch store was established at Barkville on the line of the T M & P railroad, which well stocked for the country trade, a is doing a prosperous business. From this branch much good, fresh country produce is supplied to the Keyser store.


BOLD ROBBERS LOOTED STORE ON MAIN STREET LAST NIGHT

  The most daring robbery ever perpetrated in Keyser was pulled off last night between one and five o'clock. The very impudence of the thieves is starting. The entered the front door, by a key that seemed to fit exactly, of H G Wilson's store, which is on Main street, near the corner of Center street, one of the most public places in Keyser.

  The thieves, notwithstanding the room was lighted and in plain view of the street, from end to end, to their good time at completing their dastardly deed. They took four or more suitcases and filled them with the best grades of clothing, shoes, caps, auto gloves, shirts, underwear, hosiery, watches and jewelry and some straw hats. They forced the drawers of Mr Wilson's desk and ransacked his private papers. The loss is estimated at $200 or more. The exact amount is hard to arrive for.

  The only clue is a pair of old socks and one of the thieves left in exchange for a new pair. Though the police are searching dilligently, nothing has yet developed.

  An effort was made at first to get blood hounds from Cumberland, but one of them was sick.

  The first knowledge of the robbery came about when Mr Wilson went to his store soon after 7 o'clock this morning and found the front door slightly ajar. The thieves had a key that opened the lock, they then put an old key that would not work into the lock and left the bolt set. A few minutes before seven C W Shelly saw the door open and went into the store to make a purchase but not finding a clerk, supposed he had gone out for a short time and left without finding a robbery had been committed.

  Yesterday a regular night policeman Batdorf have been given the day turn and Park Beaty, just appointed, was on duty, also the regular merchants policeman J L Smith. Beaty spent most of the night on the hill in west Keyser, and the robbery is supposed to have taken place while Smith was at the B&O depot to meet No 4, due here at 1:33 o'clock am.


SMALLPOX AT RIDGELY

  Mr William Hitchkiss, Ridgely W Va, A Western Maryland railroad fireman, has contracted a mild case of small pox and was quarantined yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs Henry Brown, Miller's Road, Ridgely, by J K Cowherd.


BASEBALL

  With Hamill and Fraley to look after the catching end, Offutt or Slaver on 1st , B Adams holding down 2nd, B and Carder dancing at 3rd, and with Fazenbaker covering the short field, the Keyser-City team will have some classy infield.

  Don't forget the Grand Opening of the Keyser City Baseball Club which will be one day next week. Date will be announced later. Watch this paper for day of the big parade.


W M ATTORNEY CONFERENCE

  Benjamin A Richmond, representing the Western Maryland Railway Co and the Davis Coal and Coke Co, left last night for New York City, where he will attend a conference of the attorneys for all the railroad and coal companies in W Va. The object of the conference is to consider the new public service law of W Va and also the new employer'' liability and of that state with a view to operate under it as far as a consistent with the Federal Statues on this subject. It is understood that there is some conflict between the State and Federal laws and it is ascertain the exact statue of the industrial corporation of W Va that this important meeting is called.


CITY PRIMARY ELECTION NOTICE

  Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 20th day of May, 1913, a primary election for the nomination of candidates for Mayor and three Councilman of the City of Keyser, will be held at the following places in said city, to wit: The Council Chamber, Skating Rink and the old City Hall of the late Town of South Keyser.

  Candidates for nomination for these offices must be on or before Saturday, May 10th, file with H L Arnold, Recoreder, a statement of such candidacy in substantially the form prescribed in Section 6 Page 7 of the Charter, and such statement must be accompanied by a petition signed by at least ten voters requesting such candidacy. The form of the petition will be found also in section 6 of the Charter. This is the only manner in which candidates can be nominated and finally voted upon at the general election to be held Tuesday, June 3rd, 1913.

  The citizens of the City of Keyser are urged to inform themselves upon this matter and take a special interest in the selection of the candidates to be voted for under the New Charter.

Frank H Babb, Mayor


  A fine line of oxfords in all leathers and canvas for men, women and children. "A? America" for men. "La France" and "May Fair" for ladies. I M LONG & SON.


LICENSE TO WED

  The following parties were granted license at Cumberland, Wednesday, to marry:

Cecil Pittman Cannon and Naomi Ortha Burner, both of Green Spring, W Va.

James William Nealis, of Pleasant Dale, W Va and Elizabeth Wolford, of Augusta, W Va

William Howard Lee Steward, of Springfield W Va and Lelia Ada Parrill, of Green Spring Md.


NOTICE

  The Woman's Guild of the Episcopal church will be glad to get all the old newspapers and magazines they can. Notify Mrs J Z Terrell or any member of the Guild, and they will be called for.


WANTED

WANTED-Music Scholars, Mrs Davis, 36 No. Main St.

WANTED-A good man or women at Kauffman's house, street runner or cigarette smoker need not apply.

WANTED-Lathers and plasters. Apply at once to W A Liller.

I want to rent a house. Let me know immediately. At Daily News office.

WANTED-To rent good single 6 or 7 room house in good part of town. Apply at this office.

Rooms and board at 100 Center Street (upstairs) by day, week or month.


FOR SALE

FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE-Modern 6 room dwelling, on good lot, centrally located, 4 blocks from B&O roundhouse in South Cumberland. Will sell or exchange for Keyser property. R T Kauffman, Kauffman House, Keyser.

FOR SALE-Two 8 room house with bath, just finished. Apply at this office.-Bargain

FOR SALE-Two good 12 room houses in best residence section of Keyser. Appalachian Land Co.

Good building lots for sale, McCoole Md, near bridge, Dr Hosack.

FOR SALE-At a bargain, a 1912 Model 30-hp. Reo, Touring car, fully equipped, and in first class condition. J Slaon Arnold.

FOR SALE-Erie 16 hp engine, center crank, and American saw-mill. Necessary belting and saws, at $600 on terms. Eureka Traction Engine, 14 hp, manufacturers Aultman & Taylor at $500 cash or $600 terms. Also a saw mill cheap. Inquire at this office.

FOR SALE-Imported Belgian Stallion, weight 1680 pounds, cost $3,000. Address W T Kalbaugh or Chas G Kight, Barnum W Va.

FOR SALE-One half acre lot and 6 room house with outbuildings, fruit on premises, and good garden, at old Toll Gate, 1 mile from Keyser. Mrs A P Liller.

FOR RENT-Pasture, 3 miles from Keyser on New Creek Road for horses and cattle. See Aker's Brothers for rates.

FOR RENT-One well lighted, desirably located room suitable for clerical or professional man of good habits. Apply at this office of the Daily News.


PASTURE FOR STOCK

  Can furnish Blue grass pasture for 15 or 20 head of stock. 2 ½ miles from Keyser. See Ritchie and Tyler.


PERSONALS

Miss Lucy Trask, after a few days visit here, returned to her home at Kingwood.

Miss Catora Offner is spending a few days with relatives in Westernport.

Mrs Jane Smith, of Baltimore, who has been visiting a few days with Mrs J M Cather, has gone to Flemington for a stay.

An old times dance will be held May 9th at the Rink. Everybody invited.

Mr and Mrs Robert Masteller have moved from Spring St to B St.

Messrs Athey Murray and Virgil Ridgely, of Cumberland Md, came up to Keyser Tuesday on their motorcycles and spent the day.

The Ladies Mite Society of the Presbyterian Church will serve Ice Cream, Coffee and Cake, in the building recently vacated by the First National Bank, corner Main and Center Streets, Saturday evening from 7 to 10 o'clock.

Dr O Fisher and Mrs Fisher of Medley are spending the day with friends here.

Mrs Wm Cheshire and daughter are in Cumberland on a visit to her mother.

W B Burgess is moving into his building on Armstrong Street.

Miss Eva Wells has been on the sick list for the past few weeks.

A number of our people are in the Tri- Towns this afternoon taking in the show.

Take a look at that new style Coal Range at FRYE & SON'S.


RAILROAD OFFICIALS PROMOTED

  Effective May 6th, 1913, E G Shirley was appointed Chief Train Dispatcher, Cumberland, Md, vice J T Deneen promoted.

  C M Gerhart is promoted Assistant Train Master East End Cumberland Division, vice J A Zepp, assigned to other duties.


Ladreth's Garden Seeds-Irish Cobbler, Burnbank, Hebron, and Early Rose Seed Potatoes, at McDonald's.

Plumbing-Water and Heat done by expert mechanics, Write or Phone for terms and plans. C C Arbogast, Keyser W va.

I M Long is giving 20 percent off Lace Curtains for ten days only. Buy quick, while you have a large line to select from.


EXECUTORS SALE

  The undersigned executor will on Thursday, May 15th, 1913 at one o'clock sharp, at the late residence of George W Staggs Sr. the home of James Tasker in Cabin Run District, of Mineral county, sell at public auction the personal property of the late George W Staggs Sr consisting of household and kitchen furniture, farming utensils, lumber, wagons, blacksmith tools, and other articles too numerous to mention.

  The sale will begin promptly at 1 o'clock.

  Terms of Sale: On all amounts under $10 cash, on amounts over $10 a credit of 90 days will be given, the purchaser to give his note with approved personal security, bearing interest from date. No property to be removed until the terms of sale are compiled with.

Frank C Reynolds
Executor of George W Staggs Sr
Deceased
S N Moore, Auctioneer.


RAN KNIFE IN HAND

  Miss Edna McIntyre, C&P operator, ran a knife through her hand yesterday. She was taking taffy from a plate. The wound gave her great pain, though she got prompt medical attention.


FANCY GROCERIES

"THE FRANCIS H LEGGETT LINE"
A FULL STOCK CARRIED. ALSO OTHER HIGHEST GRADE GOODS
HOME DRESSES MEATS, POULTRY,
FISH AND CHOICE APPLES
ALL KINDS OF GREEN GOODS

HARRISON MEAT MARKET CAMPANY

SEMI-TROPICAL FRUITS

STRAWBERRIES---------------18C BOX
PINEAPPLES---------------------15C EACH
HOME GROWN ONIONS-----3 FOR 10C
LETTUCE--------------------------22C
BANANAS TEXAS ONIONS

PHONE 73 R. W. 9. KEYSER


A FEW OF REENWADE'S REGULAR PRICES

NO BAITS! NO SPECIALS!----------EVERY DAY PRICES

SUGAR--------------------5 ½ C LB
3 CANS FINE CORN---------------------------25C
3 CANS TOMATOES--------------------------25C
3 POUNDS FINE PRUNES--------------------25C
3 LBS LIMA BEANS----------------------------25C
3 PACKAGES FINE RAISINS----------------25C
GOOD FLOUR------------------------------------70C
POTATOES PKG---------------------------------20C
GOOD LIGHT CALICE YD.-------------------5C

3,000 YDS, EMBROIDERY, ALL WIDTHS, 4C YRD.
LADIES, $1.25 AND $1.50 HOUSE DRESSES, 85C


WAGONER'S BOTTLING WORKS
KEYSER, W VA


C L WISEMAN
PAPER HANGER AND DECORATOR
KEYSER W VA


MILLINERY
MISS MOLLIE BROWN
96 N. MAIN ST.


ICE CREAM

FLAVORS FOR THIS WEEK
VANILLA STRAWBERRY
CARAMEL CHOCOLATE
LEMON ICE
CHANGE OF FLAVORS WEEKLY
A. P. BROWN & BRO.
PHONE 154 59 ARMSTRONG ST

 

SPECIAL PRICES

GREEN GOODS AND TROPICAL FRUITS
FLORIDA CABBAGE PER POUND-----------------------------5C
FLORIDA TOMATOES PER POUND---------------------------15C
CUT LETTUCE PER POUND--------------------------------------20C
GREEN ONIONS, 3 BUNCHES------------------------------------10C
RADISHES, 2 BUNCHES--------------------------------------------10C
RHUBARB (HOME GROWN) 3 BUNCHES--------------------10C
CUBAN PINEAPPLE--------------------------------------15C AND 18C
IMPORTED EXTRA FANCY LEMONS, DOZ------------------35C
RED SPANISH
BASIL MARTIN


LUMBER IS UP AND PRICES STILL GOING HIGHER. BETTER
GET IN YOUR ORDERS NOW.

LILLER'S LUMBER PARLORS
KEYSER, W VA


TRANSCRIBED BY CANDY SHILLINGBURG
JULY 7, 2002


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