KEYSER TRIBUNE

KEYSER WV
JULY 26, 1912


BEAVER RUN ITEMS

  Wm Flory of Basche, was up among us over Sun.  He does not seem to tire of long drives up here.
  B W Smith and wife were on a missionary tour over Sun down in Morgan county.
  Gus King, of Eglon, WV, was down over Sun, 14th.  Also Mr and Mrs Kercheval, of Keyser, were over at J B Leatherman’s same Sun.  Their daughter, who had been visiting there for a week, went home with them.
  Miss Sadie V Leatherman of Old Fields, is down visiting relatives and friends.
  The Mutual Telephone line is being extended up the Run from J B Leatherman’s to Dan Ludwick’s.  At present Leatherman’s is the terminus of the line but the posts are being set and the wire will soon be stretched up to Ludwick’s, a distance of three miles.
  Last Fri, Robt Rogers, wife and children of Monessen, Pa, came on the Run enroute for Augusta and Hanging Rock, where they will visit for a while.  They came in a tourist car and stayed over night at Mrs Sallie Flanagan’s, Alaska, then she and James, her son, came up on the Run with Rogers’, but in their own car.
  A wire message says that Mrs Anna Kiem (nee Arnold), of Salisburg Pa, died last Sat and would be buried Mon.  She has been poorly for some time with apoplexy and heart trouble.  She is survived by six sons and one daughter.  She was a sister to Peter Arnold, who is the only survivor of the family.
  Mr Talkin, an optician from Baltimore, was around last week, doing some work and getting all the cash he could for his work. For many years he has been coming around about once a year with horse and buggy.  He makes perfect fits of course (?) but in many instances the patients need changes of glasses when he come again, or sooner, and he requires the cash just the same.
  Since our last report, Mrs Albright on Little Capon, died after years of affliction.  She was Mrs Orndorff’s mother, a few years ago she got Aunt Manda Biser to go down and nurse her mother.
  G S A


ELK GARDEN

  One of the barns of John P Arnold at Hartmonsville was struck by lightening last week, took fire and the barn and contents were entirely destroyed.  It contained about four tons of lst year’s hay and one thousand feet of lumber.
  Postmaster T T Huffman, of Keyser, brought his family to Elk Garden last Tues, the family to remain some weeks.  A little girl has been quite sick and it is thought that the cool nights and invigorating atmosphere will restore her to health. Mr Huffman remained a few days with his family who are staying with Mr Seymour Taylor.
  Anna, the mother of Dr P S Kiem, died at her home at Salisburg Pa, Sat, July 20, 1912, at an advanced age.  The interment took place on Mon following.  Dr Kiem was at his mother’s bedside several weeks before she died.  She was an estimable woman.
  Mrs Hannah Kuykendall of Romney, in company with Mrs John P Arnold, visited fiends at Elk Garden last Tues.
  Mr Ed Winning is now working at Grant town in the Fairmont region.  His wife is still here but will leave for her new home soon.  Recently Mrs Winning’s friends surprised her with a linen remembrance shower.  She was the recipient of many pretty tokens of friendship.  It was quite a surprise to her and an enjoyable occasion to all.  Those present were Mesdames F C Patton, M A Dean, Ella Warnick, Mary White, Margaret Brenner, Maude Grant, Hattie Gordon, Jessie Oates, Mary Harris, Susan Montgomery, Matilda Bennear, Rosa M Dean, Allie M Arnold, Anna Foreman, Celia Davis, Hattie Simpson and Misses Bessie Dean and May Winning.
  Messrs James Forman and Walter H Arnold took part in the Children’s Day program at Thomas last Sun, in the M E Church, South, with flute and clarinet.  There was an excellent service and a large and appreciative audience.
  Mr F C Rolman was called to Chaffee last Tues morning to embalm the body of Lee Ellifritz who was killed in the mines that morning.
  Lloyd Oates is the possessor of an automobile.  He purchased it at the Shank sale at Burlington.
  Mrs P C Callan, of Philadelphia, is visiting her brother, James Moran.
  Mrs F C Paon and two daughters, May and Eleanor, were visiting friends at Gorman and Bayard last week.
 Mrs Susan Montogomery is visiting relatives at Davis.
  Mrs Josie Bane is visiting friends here this week.
  It has been too wet recently for hay making, gardening and nearly everything else.
  Mr Richard Kalbaugh and wife of Luke, visited the family of J Z Clark this week.
  Miss Bee Paugh visited friends at Westernport and Luke last week.
  Mrs Jennie Keplinger, and children, of Elkins, have been visiting the family of Mr Thomas Miller the past week or two.  Mrs Keplinger is a sister of Mrs Miller.
  Mrs Beulah Ervine, of Elkins, Miss Marie Shillingburg of Gormania and Benj Harvey of New Mexico, were the guests of James Norman last week.
  There was a good crop of blue huckleberries on the Pinnacle this year, but not as large as last year’s crop.  The bushels of the black variety are heavily loaded and there will be good picking when they are ripe.
  Roland.


FOUNTAIN NEWS

  July 16
  Last Wed evening Mr H J Bailey’s house was struck by lightning, but fortunately no one was killed.  Mrs Bailey, who was standing close to the flue, received an awful shock and has been very nervous from the effect for several days, but we are glad to say she has about gained her usual strength again.  The other members of the family who were in the rear of the house, were in the rear of the house, were also shocked.  Considerable damage was done to the house.  Mr Chas Harvey repaired the house the next day. 
  Miss Virginia Staggs returned to her Knobley View home Sat evening from New Creek, where she has spent the past seven weeks with her sister, Mrs Ellifritz.  Her friend, Mr Smith, accompanied her home.
  Mr and Mrs Jacob Urice visited Mr and Mrs H J Bailey Sun last.
  Mrs David Steedman is suffering with a very sore arm, the consequence of a number of boils.
  Mr and Mrs D R Bailey spent Sun with Mr and Mrs Wm E Staggs at the Knobley View Farm.
  Miss Blanche Dayton is visiting her sister, Mrs S A Fleek at this writing.
  Mrs Twigg and son, Vernon, Mr and Mrs E G Kimmell and some other friends of Keyser came out Sun in their automobiles and spent the day at Mr John W Rogers.
  Miss Fay Taylor came home Sat from Cumberland where she had been visiting a few days.
  B G  Bailey was calling at the Knobley View Farm Sun evening.
  Miss Blanche Staggs was calling on her cousin, Mrs James Tasker, Fri evening.
  Mr and Mrs William Urice of Limestone were visiting Fred Urice and family Sun.
  Mr and Mrs H J Bailey were calling on Mr and Mrs Chas Harvey Sun evening.


GRANT COUNTY NEWS

  Press (Petersburg) of 18th
  One of the large tanks of Riverside Tannery bursted open Mon night and the thousands of gallons of water nearly inundated the premises.
  While going home from Petersburg Tues night, Mr and Mrs Allen Foley say they were as near struck by lightning, as they ever want to be.  The bolt was so close that the horses they were driving was knocked down, and Mr and Mrs Foley thrown forward over the dashboard of the buggy.
  Atty R W Baker, went to Martinsburg last Thurs to defend, before the U S Commisioner, M E Rader, who was arrested by Deputy Marshal brown on A warrant sworn out over two years ago, charging him with selling intoxicating liquor without a government license.  Mr Rader was discharged.
  John Alt, aged about 70 years, died suddenly at his home near Pansy on the night of July 11th, of heart disease.  He is survived by four children, S A and George Alt, and Mrs Isaac Alt and Mrs Johnie Alt.
  Ott McGinnis, of Upper Tract, who fell out of a cherry tree about four weeks ago, was brought here Sun morning and taken to a hospital in Baltimore for treatment,  He is paralyzed from the hips down.


HAMPSHIRE NEWS

  Review (Romney) of 23rd
  Mr and Mrs Charles Taylor, of Philadelphia, have been visiting the family of M H Taylor at “The Pines”.
  Mrs Campbell Pancake and children are visiting relatives n Va.
  Benj Dailey of Moorefield, was a business visitor here Mon.
  Geo S Arnold Sr, of South Branch, spent last Fri in town.
  Mrs Nelia Walker and children of Cedar Springs, S C are guests of Judge R W Dailey.
  Mrs Sue Carskadon, of Headsville, spent last Fri in town with relatives.
  Mrs Newman of Texas, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs Carter Inskeep.
  Miss Beal Garvin, of High View Va, is the guest of Miss N G McCarty.
  Mrs Wm B Griffin and children of Norfolk, are guests at W C Parker’s.
  Mrs Meeks and children, who have been visiting the family of Dr Shull, returned to their home in Baltimore Fri.
  Mr and Mrs Wm Russell accompanied by Miss Mary Howard Heiskell, are spending the week at Atlantic City.
  Mrs Maud Kuykendall and daughter, Miss Molle of Martinsburg, spent last week here with Mrs J L Kuykendall.
  Mrs Dave Kuykendall of Cumberland, Mrs Jim Blackman and children of Nebraska, spent Mon night here with Mrs Mima Kuykendall.
  W H Maloney Jr and wife and D H Maloney of Grafton, came last week to visit Mr and Mrs W H Maloney here, and other relatives in the county.
  Rev Dr Frank J Brooke, with his son, Frank J Jr, and daughter, Mrs Sloss, went to visit the Dr’s sister, Mrs D B Lucas, near Halltown.
  D Marivin White, who for the past eight months has been with the Tri-State Candy co at  Connellsville, Pa has gone to Clarksburg W Va to take charge of the branch office there.
  The Board of Education of Romney district at its recent meeting appointed the following teachers for the Romney graded school for the next term:  a C Albert of Monroe County, principal; assistants, Misses Pearl P Elosser, A O Endler, Ada Poling, Charlotte Stump, Julia Hobbs, of Howard Co, Md.
  Among the guests at Hampshire Club last week were:  Mr and Mrs Cecil Robinson of wheeling; Mr and Mrs Chas Henleen, of Bridgeport, Ohio; Irvin Paul of Wheeling and Miss Frances Sayer of Keyser.
  Mr and Mrs Walter Oates and little daughter, Lindsey, started Sat for a motor trip to Romney, and Keyser.  -–Capon Bridge Co.
SPRINGFIELD
  Miss Eva Allender, who attended the Glendale Normal School, returned home last Sat.
  Mrs Bertha Donaldson, of Ohio, is visiting her mother at Green Spring Valley.
  Mrs Hunter Tipton, of North Branch, is spending a few days at the home of Miss Kittie Grace.
  Rev G G Oliver, Joe Sparks, and Robert Guthrie, attended the Trask-Allison wedding and reception at Reese’s Mill last Wed.
  Miss Hyland of Washington, is a guest at the home of Jas H Blue.
  J B Shannon of Frostburg, is a visitor in town.


HARDY COUNTY NEWS

  Moorefield Examiner of 18th
  Scott Sion, who has been taking treatment in a Baltimore hospital, returned home yesterday.  Mr Sions’ health is very  bad.
  A R McNeill threshed 10 acres of wheat last week that averaged 26 bushels to the acre.  As a rule the wheat is not turning out as well as expected.
  Miss Elizabeth Dailey very pleasantly entertained a number of her young friends on last Fri evening.
  Miss Margery Hatcher, of Winchester VA, arrived here last Thurs on a visit to her aunt, Mrs C B Welton.
  Miss Elizabeth Beaty, who has been visiting in VA for several weeks, returned home last Fri.
  Mr and Mrs F C Welton, of Cumberland, spent several days here last week visiting relatives.
  Miss Sue Welton, of Williamsport, spent a few days here this week visiting friends.
  Mr and Mrs F O Woerner, and baby arrived here last Fri evening from Logan, where Mr Woerner has been teaching the past winter.
  Arthur Cuningham, A R McNeill, R A Wilson and Jos I Cunningham, were among those here who attended the Huntington Convenetion this week.
  B F White, a former resident of Wardensville, died at his home near Kernstown Va, aged 75 years.
  Mrs A E Bergdoll and children, who have been visiting here for some time returned to Romney yesterday.
  Mrs M A Bean and Miss Grace Hedrick, who visited in Washington, returned to Moorefield.
  Miss Mattie Bell, who has been staying at Miss Lucy Randolph’s for the past month, returned dot her home in Washington.
  Mr and Mrs Fairfax, who have been staying at Miss Lucy Randolph’s for several months, left Mon for their home in Washington.
  Joe Hendrickson and family, who have been visiting Mrs Virginia Hendrickson for a week, left for their home in Cumberland Sun.
  Mr and Mrs A S Johnson, who visited here for ten days, left Fri morning for Sea Bright NJ, where they will spend some time.
 Wise and Ruckman shipped nine car loads of cattle last week, bought of the following parties:  W N Welton, 50 head that averaged 1250; J C fisher, 31 head, average 1278; A R McNeill, 12 heads average 1467.  They shipped eight car loads Tues but we failed to get the weights.


HARTMONSVILLE

  Mr and Mrs J W Junkins returned from a visit to their son, Chas D, of Morgantown, last Fri.
  Homer M Junkins has re-enlisted in Battery D, of Fort Myer Va.
  Mesdames E J Stump and –Talbott, left for their homes at Spring Valley, Ohio, last Mon.
  W W Rogers of Blaine, candidate fro Sheriff, was circulating among friends here last week.
  Mr Riley, solicitor for the C W Siever Co, was here in the interest of the firm Mon.
  Mrs Minnie Duling and daughter, Miss Blanche, returned from a visit to relatives at Paddy’s Land Mon.
  The Laurel Dale base ball boys were defeated for the second time by the Pickaways last Sat. 
  A nice monument was put up for the late Mr and Mrs J H Shobe last week by the Martin Marble Co.
  A terrible rain and hail storm last Sun ruined many gardens, and did much damage to oats and corn.  In some places windows were broken.  We have not had such a storm for a long time.
  James Bosley was badly stung by bees, while trying to hive a swarm for Henry C Kitzmiller.  Jim, the next time, put on a bonnet.
Hay making has begun on a small scale.  The meadows are white with daisies.
  Fred Sheetz, left, we suppose, for his home in Winston Salem Mon.
    Has Uncle John “abequatulated?”  We miss his interesting letter from the Tribune.
  We see in “Roland’s” letter of last week that we were nominated for one of the members of the Board of Education, and take this opportunity of informing my friends that we are not a candidate for any office, and will not allow our name to be used as a member of said board.
  Lodi


PIEDMONT NEWS

  Piedmont, July 15
  Rev Elmer F Rice, pastor of the Lutheran Church, Keyser, preached in the Lutheran church Sun, both morning and evening.
  Mr Everett Lillard, a fireman on the C&P railroad, and Miss Florence C Raines, of Luke were united in matrimony on Wed evening July 10, 1912, by Rev W H Stewart.
  Miss Eltin Davis, of Baltimore, is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs J W W Davis, Hampshire St.
  Miss Elrose Sommerlott, of Cumberland, is visiting her cousin, Miss Nina Shuey.
  F M Coleman moved his family and household goods to Keyser last week.
  Mr and Mrs Frank McMillen have gone to housekeeping on Piedmont Hill.
  Mrs Will Fredlock and children have returned to their home here from an extended visit to relatives at Morgantown and Elkins.
  R L Love has moved his family from Piedmont to Min St, Westernport, where he will be located in the future
  Mr and Mrs W W Shultice have returned to their home in Westernport, from Baltimore where Mr Shultice underwent and operation.
July 25
  Messrs S J Cleveland and C W Powers, who have been conducting a grocery store on Ashfield street for some time the past, have dissolved partnership.  Mr Cleveland has sold his interest in the store to Mr Powers, who will continue the business at the place.
  Mr and Mrs Lloyd Atkins have moved from the Kalbaugh property on Back street to the Miller house, recently vacated by R L Love and family.
  Harry Coleman moved his family from this place to Barton, O, Tues.
  Mr and Mrs Will Kight, who have been on a visit to relatives in Fla, arrived here Tues evening, and will spend some time visiting the latter’s mother, Mrs R P McGowan, before returning to their home in Cumberland.
  Mrs A S Grant of Horton, Texas, who has been a guest of Mrs W C Johnson for some time past, left last week for Baltimore and the Eastern Shore.  She expects to visit here again in Sept, before returning to the South.
  Miss Annie Coleman left Sat evening on a two weeks’ visit to relatives in Ohio.
  Frank Simmons, who is ill with typhoid fever is reported to be getting along nicely.
  Messrs A B Dawson and Tom Gleson, were business visitors to Keyser Wed evening.
  Edward F Hines, spent Tues at Mt Lake Park, visiting his family, who are spending some time there.


SCHELL

  July 16
  Every one here, has been son busy the past two weeks and nothing out of the common, therefore, news is scarce.  We are still having plenty of rain, but have had no floods or hail storms in this neighborhood.
  Some of our farmers are cutting some patches of early grass this week, but the main hay harvest is about two weeks off, as the meadows are quite late this year.
  The most of the meadows will yield a fair average crop.  Potatoes and oats are bidding fair for a good crop.  There was but little buckwheat sown this year.
  Joe Kisner, has finished cutting the Speicher Lumber Co’s timber on Bud Roderick’s and Luke Kitzmiller’s farms, and is moving to Schell today.  Rumor says that he will take possession of the Schell store and post office in a few days.
  Jack Fleming returned from NY last Fri, where he had been called by telegram over a week ago on account of the illness of his brother in law, who died first of last week.
  Mrs J W Roderick is quite poorly with erysipelas, but is improving slowly.
  Bruce Roderick came home sick last Thurs, but went back to his work last evening.
  Rev and Mrs Eubank made a business trip to Keyser yesterday.  Their seven month old child has been quite sick a short time back, but now appears to be all right.
  Miss Edith Oates, after spending the past two weeks with her aunt, Mrs Geo Kitzmiller, of our place, and other friends, returned to her home at Burlington last Sat.
  We have been having some intensely hot weather the past ten days.  Yesterday our thermometer registered 95 degrees in the shade – too hot for ye scribe to hoe cabbage and tomatoes.
  Several of our people have been visiting Mt Lake the past two weeks.
  Uncle John


WAXLER

  July 22
  Miss Bessie Miller and brother, Guy and cousin Mack Dye, were visiting their grandfather last Sat and Sun.
  Everybody come to the festival Aug 10th at Waxler.  There will be an all day picnic and festival at night.
  Miss Lacy Wolford of Westernport Md, was visiting Mr and Mrs E A Jackson last Sat and Sun.
  Born unto Mr and Mrs Ralph Markle last Thurs, July 18, a daughter.


MARRIAGES

 

ALLISON – TRASK

  Centenary church was again the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wed July 17, 1912, when Mrs S A Trask of Reese’s Mill, W Va, gave in marriage her youngest daughter, Myra Louise, to Rev Frederick Allison, of Frostburg Md.  The church was tastefully decorated, the chancel being banked with flowers and a floral arch of daisies and evergreens, ropes of daisies and asparagus extending from the center to the sides of the arch under which the ceremony was performed by Rev G G Oliver, of the Springfield circuit ME Church South.
  Promptly at eleven o’clock to the melodious strains of lohengrin’s wedding march, played by Miss Florence Hammill, of Keyser, the bridal party entered the church.  The ushers, Messrs Eldridge Sites and Ernest Dawson were followed by the groom and his best ma, Mr Frank Lucas, of Lanesville; next came the bride’s maids and groom’s men.  Miss Jesie Rees and Mr Wallace Anderson; Miss Ora Dawson and Mr Alonza Fleek; Miss Maude Kuykendall and Mr Jesse Taylor.  Preceding the flower-girl came the ring bearer, little Miss Mildred Ashby, cousin of the bride, then the flower girl, Miss Mary Haskins, strewing flowers in the pathway of the bride and her matron of honor, Mrs Frank Lucas, sister of the bride.
  The bride was becomingly attired in white silk made entrained and wore a veil.  She carried white carnations and her veil was caught up at the left side with white sweet peas. Mrs Lucas wore white satin messaline made entrained.  Miss Kuykendall wore pink crepe-de-cine and carried pink carnations.  Miss Dawson wore blue mull and carried white carnations.  Miss Rees wore white bastite and carried pink and white carnations. The ring-bearer wore white silk and bore the ring upon a gilt rya.  The flower-girl wore white embroidery with pink ribbons and carried a ink basket with daisies.
  During the ceremony, Miss Hamill rendered “O Promise Me.”
  Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the home of the bride where they received the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends, after which they were invited to the dining room where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served.  The house was decorated in daisies and sweet peas.
  The cutting of the bride’s cake provoked much merriment.
  At 1:30 o’clock, the bridal party left for Keyser, where they took the W Md train for Frostburg, where they were received amid a shower of rice.  At 6:30 a bountiful supper was served by the ladies of  the church.  The attendants returned Thus.

LICENSE TO MARRY

  License to wed were issued at Cumberland to the following:
  July 24 – George Washington Hyde and Georgie Furbey, both of Mill Creek, W Va.
  Frederick Bortz Hofer of Bedford Pa, and Nellie Folner, of Davis W Va.
  Russell B Rayman and Ora Lee Fogel, both of Buena Vista, Va.

WEDDING BELLS

  The home of Mr and Mrs R L Neville, four miles north of Gorman, was the scene of a beautiful wedding Wed, July 10 1912, when their daughter, Miss Ethel, became the accomplished bride of Mr Ernest Hilleary.  Mrs Frances Duling presided at the organ.  As she announced the wedding party by singing “O Promise Me,” about forty invited guests gathered in the parlor which was beautifully decorated with cut and potted plants – daisies and evergreens.  In a few minutes the bridal party marched in to the beautiful strains of Lohengrin touchingly rendered.
  The ceremony was performed by Rev E P Idleman, uncle to the bride, assisted by Rev C D Johnson, pastor of the bride and groom.  Miss Mabel Neville, sister of the bride was the maid of honor, and Mr Guss Hilleary, brother of the groom, was best man.
  The bride looked beautiful in a fawn messaline gown trimmed in baby Irish and real lace, and carried bridal roses.  The bride’s maid was gowned in blue messaline trimmed in silver and real laced and carried a bouquet of pink carnations.  The groom and groomsman wore the conventional black.
  After many hearty congratulations the bride and groom led the way to the dining hall where delectable refreshments were served.  The tables were tastefully decorated with roses, carnations, and calla lilies.  The presents were numerous, handsome and valuable.
  As the shades of evening came on the happy couple, accompanied by a number of friends, left for Oakland, where the bride and groom took No 12 for an extended bridal tour,more about which we can tell after their return.
  Just as the ceremony was over, Rev Idleman received a telephone message calling him to preside at the funeral of a member of his congregation at Albright.  Alas, how closely the joys and the sorrows of this world are connected.
  A Guest

FAIRMONT WV

  Fred C Holt, of this place, was married in Wheeling to Miss Bessie Frohme, daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Frohme.  Mr Holt holds a position here with the B&O Railroad Co.


DEATHS

COL LECHLITER DEAD

  John C Lechliter, died yesterday at the residence of Mr J H J House, aged 56 years.   Mr Lechliter was born at Daniels Mills, W Va.  He was actively engaged in the construction of the W Va Central division, of the Western Md railroad for a number of years.  While engaged in this work, he was injured by a fall of a rock near Piedmont and never completely recovered from the injury.
  Mr Lechliter was married early in life, but his wife died many years ago.  They had four children.  Messrs George, Robert and William Lechliter and Mrs John Daisy, all of whom are grown.  His brothers re Capt Daniel Lechliter, passenger conductor of the Western Md, Mr Emmon Lechliter, a prominent farmer of Patterson depot, W Va, and one sister, Mrs Susan Orndorff, a widow of Brunswick Md.  The interment will be in the Lechliter graveyard, near Daniels Mills, W Va.  –Cumb Times of 17

CLEVENGER

  William Merryman Clevenger, aged five months, son of Mr and Mrs Jett Clevenger, died Mon morning, July 22, 1912, at four o’clock, after an illness of about a week.  The funeral took place Tues afternoon, services being conducted by Rev A O Price.  Interment in Queen’s Point cemetery.

LAMB

  An infant son, aged 9 months, of Mr and Mrs Maurice Lamb, of Covington Va, died Mon morning, July 22, 1912, at the home of Mr D Lamb, at Westernport, after a short illness of cholera infantum.  Mrs Lamb and children have been visiting at Westernport for some weeks.

ELLIFRITZ

  Lee Ellifritz, well known in this section, and a native of Cabin Run district, was so badly injured in a mine at chaffee, last Mon that he died Wed morning. 
  The body was brought here Wed and taken to Cabin Run church for burial.

FUNERAL

  The funeral or memorial service for the late Miss Isia Thrush will be held at Lone Star Church, near Burlington, on Sun, July 28th, at 11 o’clock am.  Services will be conducted by Rev S Umstot.

CUMBERLAND
 July 20

  Emory Wilson, aged 45, a farmer of Little Valley road, four miles from Cumberland, committed suicide Fri by blowing off a portion of his head with a shot gun.
  He went about his work as usual in the morning, but suddenly sought his bedroom, tied a string to his toe and to the trigger and placing the muzzle in his mouth, discharged the weapon.  Wilson had been complaining of illness.
  Hie is survived by his widow and eight children.


PERSONALS

  B L McGinnis, of Newburg, was in town last Sat.
  Elmer Poor and Wade Sheetz spent last Sun at Midland.
  Ray Brewer paid Cumberland friends a visit last Sat.
  Joseph McKenzie spent last Sat and Sun at Midland.
  A W Dawson, returned last week from a visit to Kingwood.
  Miss Jennie Heiskell went to Romney last Sat on a visit.
  Squire J H Payne, of Ridgeley, was in town Mon on business.
  Miss Alta Schoppert and Louie Long returned home Sat from their visit to Hagerstown.
  Mrs Jas Rogers and children returned home first of the week from their visit to Elk Garden relatives.
  Mrs D M Lamdin and little son, of Thomasville Ga, arrived last Sat on a visit to home folks.
  Miss Glady’s Hammill returned to her home at Blaine, last Sat after a short visit to friends here.
  Misses Leigh Wilson and Ethel Spreadbury left Tues for a visit to Keyser and Mt Lake Park.  –Davis News
  Dr M F Wright, of Burlington, was in town Tues, having been summoned as a witness before the grand jury.
  Mrs L O Davis,and daughter, Miss Irene, have returned from a pleasant visit to her mother, Mrs Goetlieb Goetz, at Mt Savage.
  Miss Sara McCarty Johnston went to Elkins last Mon to spend a week or two at the home of her brother, Dr F S Johnston.
  Mrs W D Tayman and two daughters who have been visiting relatives in Keyser, returned TO their home in Baltimore Tues.
  Harry Burke of Chicago, came in last Sat on a visit to his parents and other relatives.  His WIFE and children have been here for some time.
  Clarence Michael, of Williamsport, was here last Mon, and Tues on his way to Oakland,where he expects to spend some time.  He has rented his farm.
  Arthur Dawson, of Keyser, was a guest of Mr and Mrs Geo A Williams and family last week.  –Kingwood Journal of 18th.
  Dr Geo H Carpenter, of Cumberland, was in town last Sat looking in on the convention.  The Doctor says Wilson and Marshall suit him first rate.
  Ervin Shelly, who holds a position at Connellsville Pa, spent last Sat and Sun here with his parents, Mr and Mrs C W Shelly.
  Mrs Jos Howell and daughter, Miss Edna, went to Independence last Sat, having been summoned there by the illness of Mrs Howell’s mother.
  Eugene Cross, one of the Richardson Furniture Co’s valuable mechanics for a number of years, has succeeded Basil Martin’s clerk in Ni? Store.
  Paul Davis, the efficient clerk in the First National Bank, took a few days vacation the past ten days and spent the time assisting Cashier J C Sharpless in the bank of Gormania.
   Sol Hott, who runs a mill at Romney, was in town last Mon, the first time for a good wile.  He came over to see his brother from Texas, and left for home on train No 14.  Sol says he expects to move his family from Burlington to Romney the coming fall.
  Sam Babb, of Clarksburg, was here last Fri on his way TO Falls, grant Co, to spend a short vacation with home folks.  For the past year or so he has been engaged in the mercantile business at his adopted home, and LOOKS as if it agreed with him.
  Mr J P Hart, left Wed evening for a short visit with relatives in Cumberland.  On his return he will stop at Keyser to look after his interests in a peach orchard.  Misses Lucille and Mary Hart, James and Charles Hart are visiting their grand-father at Cumberland.  –Fairmont Times of 19th.


DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION

NOMINATED STRONG TICKET

  Pursuant to call a Democratic County Convention was held in Music Hall, in Keyser on Sat, July 20th, for the purpose of nomination, candidates for the respective county offices.  The convention was called TO order at one o’clock and the temporary officers as selected by the committee took charge of the convention, viz: Wm MacDonald, Chairman; C J Bell and Arnold Vandiver, secretaries.
  Nominations being in order, the chairman called for the nomination of candidates for County Surveyor.  David G Martin, being the only name placed before the convention he was selected as the candidate by acclamation.
  Assessor being the next order of business, P H Key was nominated by acclamation. (Picture included with article).
  County Commissioner being next, the names of Gilmer Umstot, J E Long and H C Homan were placed before the convention.  The ballot resulted as follows:  Umstot 49, Long 21, Homan 90. On motion the nomination of Homan was made unanimous.
  Prosecuting Attorney being called for, Harry K Drane, of Piedmont, was nominated by acclamation.
  Next was Sheriff, and C E Nethken was selected by acclamation.  (Picture with article).
  Next in order being House of Delegates, the names of J K Staggers, Jas E Sheetz, Jas E Leps and Harry G Fisher were placed in nomination.  The first ballot resulted as follows:
  Staggers 11; Leps 39; Sheetz 46; Fisher, 60  There being no nomination, the second ballot was taken, resulting as follows:  Staggers 2, Leps 36, Sheetz 57; Fisher 60.
  Mr Staggers withdrew his name and the third ballot was taken and resulted as follows: 
Leps 21; Sheetz 81; Fisher 57.
  Mr Sheetz having a fraction of a sufficient number of votes to nominate him, Mr R A Welch moved that he be nominated by acclamation, which was done amid mighty applause.
  The county executive committee selected by the respective districts are as follows:
  Elk – P F McNally.  Cabin Run – H L Welch.  Frankfort – B H Ward.  Piedmont – ThoS W Coke.  New Creek – J W Wagoner.  Welton – J M Martin.
  Lawrence Rizer made a trip to Baltimore last week.
  Lee Hollen returned last week from a visit to Terra Alta.
  Miss Florence Hamill visited friends at Frostburg a few days last week.
  Contractor W A Liller went to Baltimore Tues on a short business trip.
  Miss Marie Crooks and sister Mrs Lamden, spent Tues in Cumberland.
  Morgan Bane of Sulphur, was in town a day or two this week attending court
  Mr and Mrs Fred Carts of Baltimore, are visiting relatives here this week.
  Miss Anna Dugan spent Tues afternoon in Cumberland visiting friends.
  Mr and Mrs W H Riley have returned from a trip to NY City.
  Mr E R Connell is in the Hoffman Hospital suffering from a case of fever.
  Mr D C Arnold, of Elk Garden, came down Wed on a short business trip.
  Miss Marcie Smith, who was visiting friends in Clarksburg, returned home Thurs.
  Mrs Walter Lowry is visiting her daughter, Mrs Jesse Hoover, in Cumberland, a few days this week.
  Charley Tharp is sick with a case of typhoid fever at his home in McCoole.  His little son also has it.
  Mrs Lulu West who has been spending some time with her mother at Purgittsville, has returned home.
  Mrs Jackson, and little son, of Luke, spent a few days this week here with her mother, Mrs N MacDonald.
  Mr Loren High, who has been on the sick list the past week or two suffering from an affected eye, is much better.
  Miss Elva Adams spent Mon night at Blaine, having been called there on account of the illness of her grandmother.
  H S Thompson was in NY City this week attending a large furniture display.  Mrs Thompson accompanied him.
  Mrs George Bane has been visiting at the home of her brother, Mr Elmer Biggs, at Ridgeley, since last Fri.
  Co Supt R W Thrush, returned Mon from Morgantown, where he had been attending an educational meeting.
  Miss Rebecca Baker, of Burlington, is spending this week in town as guest at the home of her uncle, Mr H W Baker.
  Lloyd P Souders of the Parsons-Souders Co left last night for NY, on a business trip.  –Clarksburg Exponent of 24th.
  Miss Marie Wilson returned to her home at Moorefield,last Mon after an extended visit here to her sister, Mrs D H Huffman.
  Dr J H Carpenter, and Mrs Carpenter of Pittsburg, are visiting their former’s brother, Mr F B Carpenter, 26 Virginia Ave. –Cumb Times of 24th.
  Mrs A S Brady and children of Piedmont, were in the city today between trains enroute to Mabie, where they will visit relatives. -–Elkins Inter Mt 23rd.
  Mrs Henry Long and daughter, Miss Nell of Baltimore, who have been visiting in Indiana, stopped off here Tues for a short visit to relatives on their way home.
  Mrs Dr John Hnkins, of Century W Va, is spending a few days here with her sister, Mrs Creed Taylor, before going to her new home at Craigsville Va.
  B W Hickel, of Headsville, who has been working at Cumberland for some time, was here Tues on his way home. He has been suffering from rheumatism in his left shoulder and a sore finger for some time and will take a rest until he gets well.
  Mrs W S Johnston, accompanied by her son, Homer, went to Clarksburg last sun on a short visit to Dr and Mrs J W Johnston.  Homer returned Mon morning, and his mother remained till Tues night.  She was accompanied home by her niece, Miss Sarah Johnston, who will spend a while among relatives.
  Miss Anna Louise Hinkle, of Harper’s Ferry, is spending a few weeks at Gerstell, as the guest of Miss Hannah Gerstell.  They spent Mon night in town with Miss Ruth Gerstell.  Wed evening Miss Hannah Gerstell gave a bridge party at her home in honor of Miss Hinkle.  A number of the young people from Keyser attended.
  Contractor F W Davis was in Cumberland Tues.
  Mrs T M McNemar paid Mt Lake Park a visit this week.
  Ray Wells paid relatives in Baltimore a short visit this week.
  Miss Marie Brett, of Little Rock, Ark, is visiting Miss Anna Boyer.
  Mrs A G Neff, of Lonaconing, spent lasts Sun here with relatives.
  Miss Ethel Huth, of Piedmont, has been visiting Miss Mary Moore this week.
  Mr and Mrs Harry Gelbaugh and children have returned from their visit to Newark Ohio.
  Mr E A Russell’s family have gone to the club house in the Trough to spend a few weeks.
  Miss Constance Gordon, who has been visiting friends in Shepherdstown, returned home Mon.
  Mrs John Parker, of the Junction, spent a day or two here this week as a guest of Miss Ida Umstot.
  Mr and Mrs Ash, of Cumberland, are spending a few days with Mrs Ash’s parents, Mr and Mrs D P Osborn.
  One day this week, Mrs E H Thalaker,of Petersburg, fell in the yard at her home and broke one of her hips.
  George Sincell is spending a few days at Oakland this week assisting in the store of his brother, who is sick.
  Misses Hazel and Marguerite Greenwade left this morning on a visit of three or four weeks to Johnstown and Pittsburg.
  Miss Beale Garvin, of Va, who spent a week here as the guest of Mrs W J Chapman, left for home Wed.
  Mr and Mrs E V Romig and son, Jack, and Miss Nannie Miller, and W J Kuykendall spent last Sun at Allegany Grove.
  Mrs Chas M Miller and daughter, Miss Bessie, returned home Wed evening from a short visit to their home former home at Swanton.
  Miss Henrietta Seymour, of near Cumberland, is here on an extended visit to her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs D E Offutt. –Oakland Republican.
  Homer Johnston, who holds a clerkship in the B&O sops at Garrett, Ind, came home last Fri morning on a short vacation and will return tomorrow.
  Mr and Mrs Ernest Hilleary, of Gormania, W Va, returned home yesterday, after spending several days in the eastern cities on their honeymoon. –Cumb News of 25th.
  Rev T S Long, of Baltimore, who as been spending a few days here with the family of Mrs J H Trout, has gone to Canaan, where he will spend his vacation with his family.
  W H Keller, of Terra Alta, brought his wife to the Hoffman Hospital for treatment a few days ago.  Mr Keller is stationed at Alton, Ill and is division foreman for the B&O railroad.
  Miss Dessie Harr and nephew, Cecil Taber, of Spruce, who have been spending a few days at the home of her brother, Warren Harr, in South Keyser, left Wed for home.
  Edward Long, of Akron Ohio, spent from last Sat to today here with his father, I M Long and other relatives.  Mr Long has not paid his old home a visit for about eight years.
  Mr and Mrs Fred Long, of Cleveland, Ohio, arrived last Sat on a short visit.  Wed they spent the day at Rees Mill with Mrs Long’s brother, Wallace Anderson.  They leave for home today.
  D A Kesner and daughter, Miss Elsie, left today for a week’s visit to their old home in Pendleton Co.  Mr W A C Welch will assist Miss Etta Lough who management of the store in the absence of Mr Kesner.
  Messrs W W Long, J G Koelz, J W Newlon, Oscar Cosner, A W Cofforth, Chas Bashore, Thos Johnson, D T Greenwade and Dr W J Koelz attended the funeral of Wm Durrett, at Cumberland Tues.
  H S Richardson and son, and Frank Dixon, of Piedmont, and Geo w Bane returned Wed form a few days trip to Moorefield and other places up the country in Mr Richardson’s automobile.  They had an exciting trip Wed, having to drive their machine through water good part of the way, many places almost floating it.  At the iron bridge, up New Creek, they had to turn back and come around over the mountain and by Limestone, but were obliged to abandon their auto at V F Alkire’s and come in on foot.
  Fred Pancake of near Romney, is over on a short visit.
  Married July 14, 1912, at the home of the officiating minister, I F Roberts, Frank Wolf and Beulah Boseley, both of this county.
  Mrs J I Snyder returned home this week from Garrett Co, Md and other points along the W Md road, where she was visiting relatives and friends.  While away she attending the Hilleary-Neville wedding.
  The flood of Wed drove thousands of snakes from their haunts along the shady secluded banks of New Creek and swept them in numbers before the mad waters until they found lodgement in the backwaters about Keyser premises. Hundreds of rattlers and copperheads could be seen crawling about, and Beryl Hodges, a South Keyser boy, was bitten by a copperhead snake, on which he put his hands in shinnying a fence to escape the water.  It is reported the venomous reptile sank its poison fangs into his flesh several times and he is of course, dangerously sick and suffering great pain.


THE TICKET

 The ticket nominated by the Democrat convention last Sat is a good one and seems to give general satisfaction among the Democrats and a great number of Republicans.  It is made up of good, clean men, and even if it should be defeated, the Democratic party will have the satisfaction of feeling that they gave the people a clean ticket to vote for, and we do not mean by this to cast any reflections whatever upon the gentlemen named by our opponents.
  Mr Jas E Sheetz, the nominee for the House of Delegates, is a successful farmer, who, as he state in accepting the nomination, has no strings tied to him, and will represent his constituents to the best of his ability.  Ex Sheriff C E Nethken, who has been re-nominated, needs no introduction.  He served the people in this capacity for one term and mad an excellent official.  P H Keys nominee for assessor, is a life-long resident of Keyser, and is well known to the voters as a man eminently qualified for the office.  He served the people as postmaster one term and served them efficiently.   IF elected he will make one of the best assessors the county ever had.  Mr Harry K Drane, of Piedmont, who was unanimously handed the nomination for Prosecuting Attorney, is well able to take care of that office.  He has been a practicing attorney for a number of years, and is recognized as a lawyer of much ability.  The people will make no mistake if they elect Harry Drane as prosecuting attorney.  That is an office that should be filled by a capable man, and MR Drane is competent in every respect.  In Mr H C Homan a good man has been offered for the important position of Commissioner of The County Court, the most important office that the people have to fill, consequently they should exercise their best judgement in the selection of a man for that office.  Mr Homan is a successful farmer, a conscientious Christian man who is not afraid to do his duty.  There will be no mistake if he is elected.  Last, but not least, is the county surveyor, a very important office.  In the person of D G Martin, a man has been selected whom the people know is competent, because he has been working among them for a great many years and they are acquainted with his ability to do work properly.
  There is the whole ticket, and if a person can find any fault with it from a point of ability and worthiness we have nothing more to say.


MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

W A Liller has broke ground for his new residence on Davis St.
W W Gordon has typhoid fever at his home in South Keyser.
  Mrs Alice Shaffer and children are visiting her mother, Mrs Lawson, at Oakland.
  Clayton, the little son of Mr and Mrs H P Inskeep, of McCoole, has typhoid fever.
  Mrs Wm Greenholt, and two small daughters are visiting relatives and friends at Moundsville and other places.
  Miss Tracy of Pittsburg, who is visiting in Piedmont, spent Tues here as the guest of Miss Laura Crooks.
  Wilbur Hoffman gave a picnic Tues at Rockland Fruit Farm to a number of his young friends.  Miss Elizabeth Hoffman chaperoned the affair.
  Mrs Creed Taylor entertained the Presbyterian Mite Society last Tues evening at her home.  The attendance was good and a pleasant evening was spent.
  J C Smith, B&O yard conductor, is in the Hoffman Hospital. He had an operation performed on one of his knees Wed, having suffered an injury to his leg form which he has been off duty for some time.
  Mr Wm Bobo was in Keyser Tues on business.  Mr Bobo, through his attorney, Taylor Morrison, has instituted suit against The B&O railroad Co for injuries sustained quite a number of months ago.
  The First National bank room is undergoing a thorough remodeling.  Very extensive improvements will be made both to the interior and front.  
  Chas R Knight, guard at the penitentiary, came in Mon and Tues to Grant Co for a prisoner, returning here and leaving for home Wed.  His daughter,r Miss Lucille, who has been stying with her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Floyd Knight, for quite a while, accompanied him home.
  Harrisonburg, Va. –Charlie Hendrick, the 12 year old son of Charles E Hedrick, of Brandywine, Pendleton Co, was accidentally shot and killed by his companion, Spencer Evick, son of Charles Evick. Young Evick was trying to extract a shell from a loaded gun when the weapon was discharged and the load was buried in Hedrick’s body.
  Sheriff L O Davis, accompanied by F C Davis and B&O Policeman Kenny, went to Dill Tues after ten foreigners, for whom warrants had bee sworn out, charging them with running a “speakeasy”.  The culprits saw the officers first, and all got away but three, whom they brought down and lodged in jail for the action of the Grand jury.
  Arthur Cunningham, of Moorefield, the Inter-Nat Harvester Co agent, took No 55 here yesterday on a business trip to Parkersburg.  Harry Hendrickson brought him down.  Harry says the flood Wed washed the Reynolds Gap bridge away.  Also that a trestle on the Hampshire Southern was washed out a McNeill and trains did not get up Wed.


CARD OF THANKS

  Mr and Mrs J T Clevenger take this means of returning their thanks to the many friends and neighbors who so kindly aided them in the illness after the death of their baby.
  W C Burnp of Washington, is here on a visit.
  Miss Alice Fetzer was a visitor to Cumberland Mon.
  Miss Pauline Gelwicks paid Cumberland friends a visit last Mon.
  Mr D P Osborne, has been granted a commission as notary public.
  Miss Jennie Wells, went to  Romney Mon for a week’s visit.
  Attorney J Sloan Kuykendall, of Romney, was attending court her Tues.
  Alvin Clem has gone to a Baltimore hospital for treatment for heart trouble.
  Harry Elliott of Mt Savage, Md, paid Keyser friends a visit last Sat evening.
  While at work in the B&O yard last Fri morning, C H Lahman had a finger on his left hand broken.
  Mrs Sam’l Brady, of Keyser, is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Louis Dittmar. – Berkeley Springs Post of 18th.
  Hampton McNeill and Miss Ruth Carskadon of Headsville, spent from last Sat to Mon at C C Seymour’s at Cedar Cliffe.
  Mr Wm Randall, manager of the company store at Thomas, spent last Fri night here on his way to Cumberland on business.  His wife and children spent last week here with her sister, Mrs MacDonald, on Piedmont street.
  Basil Martin, who very efficiently filled a clerkship at R W Nine’s for several years, has bought W B Burgess’ store and restaurant, on Armstrong St.
Boyd Grayson, who has been on the sicklist, went to the home of his parents, at Antioch, last Sat.  There is no place like home when a fellow is sick.
  Mr David Linn, of Cumberland, an old B&O employee, spent a few days here lasts week with his daughters, Mrs J B Johnson and Mrs Margaret Wells.
  Mrs Belle Washington, a well known member of he colored colony of Piedmont, was buried the first of last week.  Her death was caused by tuberculosis.  Her husband is William Washington, an employee of the Piedmont Grocery Co.
  Mr John M Wolfe, wife and little daughter, Mary Virginia, of Elkins, accompanied by the former’s mother, Mrs John Wolfe, Sr of Keyser, arrived here from Elkins this morning and will visit the latter’s daughter, Mrs J P Carder of Walter Street.  –Grafton Sentinel of 20th.
  A man named Green, who lives near Keyser, brought a load of raspberries to town Mon and in turning near Ms Carl Hepburn’s residence, on Hampshire St, his wagon was upset, the horses ran away and he was dragged some distance and quite badly hurt.  He was able to return home, however, after his injuries had been dressed by Dr Z T Kalbaugh.  –Piedmont Herald of 20th.
  Miss Mary Johnson, of Alaska, who went to Kentucky, a short time ago after her aunt, Miss Maggie Johnson of Frost Ky, arrived here last Sun accompanied by her aunt and uncle, Mr Vol Thompson, and spent the day and night with Mr and Mrs Jas B Johnson, leaving Mon for her home at Alaska, where Miss Maggie will spend some time with her.


VALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

  The Keyser Milling Co offers for sale privately, its property located on the Northeast corner of Patrick and West Streets 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 ft by 100 ft.  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, ware room 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.


CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS

  The Circuit court convened Tues with Judge Reynolds on the bench.
  The Grand Jury members present were as follows:  Messrs J M Armstrong, John Bane, W M Miller, H J Dohrman, John Fleek, W E Hubbs, T F Kenney, E A Ludwick, J H Markwood, J D Gelwicks, R G Richardson, James E Sheetz, H G Steorts, W T Sigler, C E Taylor, C E Wagoner.
  The grand jury returned indictments against the following persons.
  For felony – John A Veach.  For Misdemeanor – John Doe, Richard Roe, Jim Jones, Jack Jones, Will Jones, Sam Smith, Wil Smith, Bert Smith, Dan Smith, Will Knox and Jim Knox, Mert Ward (2), Thos Slaughter, U G Clark, Frank Angelletto, Bill Stone, Dan Smith, Price Perry, John Doe, Richard Roe, John Jones, Milt Michael, Thos Eversole, Caddie Eversole and Martha Helmick, Frank Weir, Arch Gilmore, Redman Wesley and Jas Armstead.
  Wm G Kalbaugh was appointed trustee for the M E church at Cross to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jas Simpson.
  W R Nethken was appointed trustee for the M E Church at Elk Garden to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert Grant.
  Chas W Bosely vs C C Martin; action for trees.  Dismissed settled.
  T C Coffman and J E Batdorf, policemen in Keyser were granted license to carry revolvers.
  The petit jury was excused until next Mon.
  Balance of  proceedings next week.


D F BARNCORD PARALYZED

  D F Barncord, for many years trainmaster in Ridgeley yards, was stricken by paralysis yesterday afternoon and is now in a serious condition at his home here.  He has been unwell for several weeks, but it was not thought his condition was so serious.

  Cumb Times of 20th


SUCCESSFUL FROG HUNTING

  Within the last few days an unusually large number of delicious frogs have been captured, in the mountain streams, north of this city by J Elder Humbird and his hunting companions, Wm Ruehl, George Wise and Teddy Morris.  Several nights ago the party brought in 72 frogs.  The live weight of this bag being 50 pounds, but Thursday’s hunt produced a record 110 fine specimens weighing 75 pounds having been captured along Taff’s run and other streams tributary to Will’s creek.  Next to the rainbow trout,a mountain stream frog is considered the best fish that hops.
  Cumb Times


COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS

  At a session of the county court, held Thurs, July 18, 1912, Com’rs Bane and Dayton being present, the following business transacted:
  A license to keep restaurant in Piedmont was granted to R L Codire.
  A license to keep restaurant was granted to Mrs Lucy Strahan at Blane.
  Permission was granted Mrs Sara Mills to transfer her restaurant license to T V O’Connor.
  A license to keep restaurant was granted Mrs Sara Mills in the Ritzell building on Armstrong St, in Keyser.
  The application of D P Osborne for appointment as a notary public was approved.
  Mr E R Ward, presented a bill to the court for damages done his wagon by the bad condition of the roads below Patterson’s Creek.  The court refused to take any action in the matter until they had investigated the same.


GREATEST FLOOD IN THE HISTORY OF NEW CREEK

  The greatest flood known in the recollection of the oldest inhabitants struck the New Creek Valley Wed afternoon.  It had been raining considerable all day, but about one o’clock what people call a “cloud burst’ occurred up about Claysville and for a time water came down in torrents.  It was telephoned to Keyser that a body of water eight feet high was coming down the creek, and it showed in a very short while that the report was not far off.  The water rose so rapidly that people could not get their household goods out of the way.  Debris of all kinds came down, great logs and trees, umber, fences, bridges, hog pens, houses and everything in the wake of the water that could be moved.
  They heavy rain area seems to have been wide, as reports came from the South Branch and Patterson’s Creek being  very high, but as to what damage was done we have not learned.  George’s Creek and the river flooded Piedmont, Westernport, and Luke.  The lower floors of the mill at Luke were submerged, and all of the houses in the low ground at Piedmont were flooded.

  FLOOD NOTES
  At Rees Tannery the warehouse, with nearly all of its contents, at Newcreek Co store was taken away.
  A house on F M Willison’s farm, on the east side of the creek, was washed off, with all of its contents.  The house was occupied by Wm Simmons and family.  No one was home but Mrs Simmons and daughter and they left the house in time and climbed to the hill in rear of the house, where they staid until the water receded sufficiently for them to get to a small hut that was left.  The next morning Mr Simmons found his overcoat in the wreckage at the B&O Bridge at Keyser.  That was all he saved from the house.
  Jas H  Rine says the water was three feet deep in his home.  That is the first time the creek has been high enough to get into the house.
   Water was in Col T B Frye’s residence for the first time, and the family had to be taken out in a wagon, with the water nearly running into the wagon.
  Nearly every house on Water St and Willow Ave was flooded.
  One span of the long bridge in front of J R Carskadon’s residence was taken away.
  The bridge over the creek at foot of Armstrong St was almost taken away.  The water was over it and it was moved from its base at the east side about two feet.  The foundation is washed, the structure bent and twisted badly.  It will require considerable time and expense to repair it and make it fit for use again.
  In the T M & P railroad yard the water was half way over the cars standing on the tracks.  The pump house was submerged and a regular river ran down through their yard, dong a great deal of damage.
  The B&O bridge over the creek was damaged. The foundations were washed and one track buckled so that but one track is in use.
  The Keyser Hardware Co’s warehouse that stood on the creek bank washed away.
  Water was nearly mid-sides to a horse on Main St in the Bailey Field in south Keyser and all of the houses that are low were more or less flooded.
  Ben Rickamore says his place was badly flood, his garden destroyed and he lost about seventy-five chickens, some of them large enough to market.
  Almost every man, woman and child in the town was out viewing the flood.  We don’t believe anybody missed it.
  The houses up Center St as far as Mrs Moore’s boarding house were flooded.
  The water got in the S T Hardware co’s store, but did not do much damage.
  It is reported that Rees Chapel, at the Tannery, was moved some by water.
  Lyon & Co’s store was flooded and considerable damage done to goods.
  W C Pifer lost some of his fine chickens.
  Dr C S Hoffman, Wm Gurd, Webb Eagle and in fact every farmer up the creek, whose land was low, suffered fearfully, in the loss of crops and fencing.
  Mrs Blackburn and neighbors, on Water St, had their concrete pavements torn to pieces and utterly ruined.
  Joseph Arnold was a heavy loser.  The water got in his house, and ruined his garden.
  The cellar at Twigg’s store was flooded and much damage done to merchandise.
  Reports come that Patterson’s Creek was very high, and that the farmers lost heavily.  Amos Adams, near Foote, lost over a hundred shocks of wheat, besides the hay, and Jas B Reese lost a great quantity of wheat oats and hay.


OAKLAND, JULY 24

  This afternoon at 1:40 o’clock, a bouncing tornado came from the hillback of the Oakland Hotel, stripping the trees of their foliage, uprooting many, from there it bounced across to Liberty St hill, down which street it rushed carrying destruction in its path.  Trees were torn down, window lights were blown out, and buildings were but playthings.  He third story of the Naylor garage, on the corner of Liberty and Center Street, was blown away, part of it going in the gale as far as Weber’s farm, one mile from Oakland.  The roof and bricks of the garage fell upon adjoining buildings, crushing them in their fall.  Hinebaugh’s carriage barn was smashed in, but in all its terror and its angry rage, according to present reports, killed nor severely injured anyone; however, several workingmen at Weber’s greenhouses were cut by the flying glags, but none seriously.


PIEDMONT MAN SUED

  Miss Allamong, of near Burlington, brought suit against Mr Frank Dixon of the Dixon Clothing Co of Piedmont, W Va, for the sum of $2,500 for alleged injuries that she received from the Dixon automobile while crossing over from Limestone to Burlington about four weeks since.  The case will come up for trial at the October term of the Mineral County Circuit Court.  Her injuries it is said were not permanent.  It is reported that the lady jumped out of her buggy right in front of the automobile, otherwise the accident would not have occurred.  However, it again shows us that automobiles cannot be too careful on the public highways.  –Exchange.


CUMBERLAND

  A W Jones, chief engineer of the Carter Construction Co, contractor, who built the Western Md Railway extension, visited the wrecked Sand Patch tunnel on the B&O railroad Mon.  Mr Jones expressed the opinion that it would take at least six months to clear the tunnel.  It is said the only solution is an open cut 600 feet wide and the top and 300 feet deep.


MT LAKE ELECTION

  The annual meeting of the Community of Mt Lake Park resulted in the election of the following:  President, Dr L P Carr; secretary, L A Rudisill; treasurer and policeman, James A Enlow; street commissioner, J L Echard; annual committee, Dr Carr and A B Naylor.


MARTINSBURG WV

  July 24  J W S Boyd sold his orchard of 56 1/12 acres, lying west of the city near the Tuscara, to Mr Horace E Owens, who in turn transferred it to Mr C E Martin, with whom it is understood that State Sen Silver is associated with the deal.  The price paid is understood to  e $12,000.


BACK ON A VISIT

  Burlington, July 22, 1912
  Mr S J Hott, of Saint Jo, Texas, formerly of Grant Co, is now paying his old friends and relatives a flying visit.  Mr Hott went to Texas some thirty-four years ago, with his parents, and has never been back to old W Va until now.  He says he finds a great change in the country, in and around Grant Co, but that the old barrel is still in the spring at the old home place.  Mr Hott is the postmaster at Saint Jo.  He has had the office eighteen years.  He will be in two years yet, then he said he thought he would take a trip around the  world (“Or up Salt River”).  Mr Hott is quite an extensive real estate owner, yet he loves the old W Va Hills.  He married a Texas lady, and they have one child, a daughter, who visited W Va last summer, and liked the people and the country so well that she wants her father to move back here.  He is a brother of S R Hott, of Burlington; S J Hott of Burlington; L J Hott of Keyser, and MR William Hott of Grant Co.


HOUSES DAMAGED AT BLAINE

  Owing to the fact that the wires are down detailed information from Blaine is lacking but the report is that several dwellings were more or less damaged, but so far as can be learned no lives were lost.  The railroad line at that point suffered greatly and also at Thomas, where the storm seems to have been just as terrific as it was in the neighborhood of Keyser. The B&O railroad also suffered damage west of Piedmont.  Train No 1 last night about eight o’clock, was held up at Piedmont for several hours by a landslide just west of that place.


WM HARTSOCK PARALYZED

 Wm Hartsock, McCoole, suffered a severe stroke of paralysis of his right side last Tues.  He is reported o be resting easy.


CARD OF THANKS

 Mr and Mrs J T Clevenger take this means of returning their thanks to the many friends and neighbors, who so kindly aided them during the illness and after the death of their baby.


CAREFUL COMPARISON

 You’ll find after making comparisons, that the Studebaker buggy is best – in every art and as a whole.
  Studebaker inspection is most rigid and complete and extends from the time the raw materials enter their factories until the finished buggy is shipped.
  Studebaker materials are most carefully chosen.
  Springs, axles, spokes, hubs, tires, bodies, trimmings, paint – individually each is the best.
  We can show you the difference with Studebaker buggies.
  J M Bright, Keyser W Va


W S DAVIS
(Successor to Geo E Wells)
THE PURE MEAT MARKET

 Ice Cream and Everything Good to eat to be found in a up-to-date butcher shop.  Phone your orders to Geo E Wells Old Stand, on Mineral Street, and you will have prompt attention.


TRANSCRIBED JULY 17, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD

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