MINERAL DAILY NEWS

 

APRIL 20, 1914


TWO SUICIDES LAST SATURDAY

IN MINERAL COUNTY

Ephriam Harvey, aged 60 yrs, committed suicide on Saturday by shooting himself in the back of the head. Two shots were fired from the gun and both took effect in the back of the head. His body was found near his home on the way between his and the Ashby home. His lived with his wife near Elk Garden and was known by the people of this county. His wife and one daughter survive. The funeral and burial will take place today. The unfortunate man was a visitor to Keyser about two weeks ago and acted strangely. He has been in very bad health for some time, having been a heavy drinker in his time. He was a farmer and made much money in his time.

 

A very sad ending of the life of Miss Nellie Mullen, daughter of Mr Patrick Mullen, a retired B&O conductor, happened on Saturday at her home in Piedmont, when she, despondent and worried over the death of her mother, hanged herself by placing a rope over a transom. Miss Mullen was aged 3* and was keeping house for her father and brothers. The circumstances surrounding the death are very sad indeed. The body was found a few minutes after 12 o’clock Saturday noon. The funeral and burial will take place today.


B OF R T CLOSES FAIR SATURDAY

The B of RT Fair closed Saturday night after entertaining the people during the week at the armory. Mr Chas F Moomau was the lucky fellow who drew the handsome parlor suit that was given away on the last night. Mr Moomau gave the little girl who drew the number a five dollar bill. The fair was a success in every way and the boys are to be congratulated on the way they handled the crowd and upon the manner of entertainment.


MCCARRICK BOY NOT IN RIDGELY

Saturday the Sheriff of Mineral county was summoned to Ridgeley, where a band of gypsies are in camp, it being reported that the band held the McCarrick lad who disappeared from his home in Philadelphia. Sheriff C E Nethkin was in Ridgeley at the time and made investigation. The lad was taken to Cumberland and after it was determined that he was not the McCarrick lad, was turned over to the band. The lad tallied in many ways to the description given of the missing Philadelphia youth. The lad when asked his name by the Ridgeley woman seemed confused and mentioned Hagerstown. The woman then called Hagerstown and made inquiry and later notified the Cumberland police.


NO MORE BEVE IN MINERAL COUNTY

The Sheriff and Prosecuting Atty, acting on information, went to Piedmont Saturday night and pulled a barber shop and put under bond, J Ed Carrol and Robert Fisher. It was given out that booze was being sold in the place, and when searched some beer was found. The officers then returned to Keyser and about 11 o’clock walked into Bud Merryman’s place and ordered it closed. And after taking in the situation Merryman was required to give bond in the sum of $300, and Capt Batdorf was placed on guard during Saturday night. Both cases with others will be investigated by the grand jury tomorrow and Wednesday.


NAME FULL TICKET

(Charleston)

Progressives held their first county nominating convention in W Va Saturday when the Kanawha county Bull Moosers nominated an entire county ticket, opposed amalgamation and endorsed Roosevelt for the presidency in 1916.


PORCH SUPPER

The Ladies Guild of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church will hold a Maryland supper at the home of Mrs Evans on S Main street on Wednesday, May 20th, from 6 to 8 o’clock. Supper 35cents. Refreshments extra.


KEYSER VS PREPS

The opening game of a series of three for the championship of Keyser is scheduled Saturday. The manager for the Keyser Team, realizing the strength of the Prep team and the weakness of the Town Team, has generously and in a kindly spirit permitted his team to go up against the hardest veterans of the Prep, well knowing his men are in no condition for a hard, grueling match just yet. However, the slaughter will give him a good line on his own players so that he can file off the rough places by the 6th and 9th of June, when Keyser will possibly put up a creditable exhibition against their ancient and modern rivals, W V P. So do not be disappointed with the score Saturday. Possibly after the Preps have put the game on ice in the first inning they will not attempt to show up Keyser, confining the rest of their practice to place hitting and bunting. You see all Prep rooters now will be town rooters after school is out, so far be it from us to make our town team look ridiculous. Amen. “P.”


WVA MAN FOR RESERVE DIRECTOR

(Richmond)

Delegates representing a majority of the 476 member banks of the Fifth Federal Reserve District voted to recommend for election as director of the Richmond Bank the following:

Group 1, Class A—Waldo Newcomer, president National Exchange Bank of Baltimore.

Group 1, Class B—George J Seay, business man of Richmond.

Group 2, Class A—Col John F Bruton, president First National Bank of Wilson, NC.

Group 2, Class B—D R Coker, merchant and farmer of Hartsville,  SC.

Group 3, Class A—Edwin Mann, president First National Bank of Bluefield, W Va.

Group 3, Class B—James F Oyster, wholesale produce dealer of Washington, DC.


101st BIRTHDAY

Foreman Taylor, a wealthy farmer of near Springfield, W Va, yesterday celebrated the 101st anniversary of his birth. His wife died recently, aged 90 years, but Mr Taylor is still hearty and in possession of his faculties. He is well known in this section and many of his friends from far and near called at his home yesterday to congratulate him.


PIEDMONT ITEMS

A very large and enthusiastic meeting of votes of Piedmont was held at the Citizen’s convention called by Mayor H Clay Shaw, at the opera house on Friday evening. The following ticket was nominated: For mayor, Chas T Neff, merchant; for recorder, C C Culbertson, supt of W Va and Maryland Natural Gas Co; for councilmen, Wallace Gardner; tonsorial artist; and A F Hawkins, auditor of the Piedmont Grocery Co. This is the citizens ticket.

The progressive ticket is: for mayor, Harry Buey, B&O engineer; for recorder, J C Robinson, insurance agent; for councilmen, Edward Cheshire, with C E Laughlin & Co, clerk; Amos Robey, hotel proprietor; Dr H F Pinnell, dentist. The election will be held on Monday, May 11 and will be a lively campaign. Both tickets are fairly representative ones, and either will command the suffrage of our fellow citizens.

 

Mr W T Sigler at east end of Hampshire street, entertained on Thursday evening the “500” club in honor of Mrs George N Hoover, who will shortly leave for her future home at Mechanicsburg, NY. The club will meet on this coming Thursday at the residence of Mrs Thomas W Gocke. It has been reorganized for the season.

 

Mrs Long, wife of Dr D J Long, will entertain next week the ladies bridge whist club which has been reorganized for the season. There was a meeting of this club on Saturday evening at the residence of Mrs J F Harrison, at which rules and regulations were adopted for the government of the club and its members.

 

Mr Samuel Leake of the Elkins Inter-Mountain, was visiting his family in Westernport this week.

 

Judge F M Reynolds will open the April term of the Circuit Court for Mineral County at Keyser on Tuesday, the 21st instant. There will be a number of cases to be adjudicated at the term of court.

 

Mr Anderson Fazenbaker, a student at the medical college in Baltimore, has returned to resume his studies after the usual spring holiday.

 

Mr Frank C Jameson was indisposed the latter part of last week, but is not seriously sick.

 

Miss Pearl Elosser, teacher at Beryl public school, has returned from a visit to Moorefield, W Va.

 

Miss Mary McGuigan, of Main street, Westernport, Md, is visiting friends in the city of Baltimore.

 

Postmaster George T Goshorn, who is quite a successful piscatorial artist, duly returned home with a fine string of mountain brook trout.

 

Prof W H S White, supt of Piedmont district schools, has returned from a trip to the city of Baltimore.

 

There will be the usual May procession at St Peters Catholic Church on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. There will also be a large number take their first communion on this day.

 

Reb W B McKinley is attending the meeting of the archdeaconry at Hancock.

 

At the musicale at Mrs Allan L Luke’s tomorrow, Wednesday, evening for the benefit of St James Episcopal church the automobile will be at the stand at the First National Bank in Piedmont and carry patrons to the musicale for the sum of 10 cents. It being for the benefit of St James Episocopal Church a large number are expected to be present.

 

William Thomas left for Philadelphia last evening after a visit to his old home.

 

The old corporation officials will meet tomorrow night at the council chamber. The newly elected officials Mayor Harry Bucy, Recorder, J C Robertson and Messrs Dr H F Pinnell, Wallace Gardner and E J Cheshire, councilmen, will all be sworn into office Thursday. Messrs Chas T Neff and Jas L McHenry are the two hold over councilmen.

 

William E Largent has sold a lot to Jesse Mullan on Erin street and the latter will shortly erect a very comfortable dwelling for himself and family.

 

Robert C Dye is visiting relatives in Hampshire county this week.

 

Miss Katheryne Murohay has recovered from her recent indisposition and is at her post of duty once more at the Piedmont public school.

 

Commence Week Exercises

Sunday, May 24th, 8 am, annual sermon in Presbyterian church to be preached by the Rev M A Ray, pastor.

Tuesday, May 26th, 8pm, Beryl school closing exercises.

Wednesday, May 27th, 9pm, class day exercises in High School Assembly Hall.

Thursday, May 28th, 8pm, grammar school exercises. Address by  Supt. John E Edwards, of Allegany county.

Friday, May 29th, 8pm, High school graduating exercises. Address by Dr O I Woodley, of Fairmont, W Va, at the opera house, Piedmont.

Monday, June 1st, 8 o’clock, alumni banquet in Assembly Hall of the high school.

Class Roll—Horace Emery Hoover, Leon Alexander Neff, Dorothy Helen Gore, Sam Morris Gilmore, Bernard Harold Gilmore, Mary Ann Adams, Rita Minnear.

Class Colors—Old Gold and Maroon

Class Motto—Respice Metam

Class Flower—Golden Rod


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TRANSCRIBED BY CANDY SHILLINGBURG, 13 MARCH 2004


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