MINERAL DAILY NEWS

 

JUNE 20, 1914


 

LOOK FOR INCREASE IN BUSINESS

The word has been passed around that the foreman in the several departments of the B&O have been notified to get ready for a full force on July 1st. All of the old men, that is the regulars, have been put to work on the road, and things in general point to increased business. There is quite a demand for men here at this time. Men are wanted in McCoole at $1.75 per day and can’t get them, yet there are some fellows standing round getting paid for crying hard times. Away with them.


DIED IN GRAFTON

Mrs Lucy Davis, widow of the late E H Davis, of Mozelle street, died this morning at 2:15 in Grafton at the home of her daughter, Mrs W C Whistler, after a short illness lasting since Monday of this week. Mrs Davis was about 67 years of age. Two daughters, Mrs C E Dayton and Mrs W C Whistler, and one sister, Mrs Scott Brown survive. The remains will arrive here on No 12 tonight. Funeral arrangements have not as yet been made, but the burial will take place some time Monday in Queens Point cemetery.


 

MUSIC HALL TONIGHT

“When the Earth Trembled” a three reel Lubin, is one of the most interesting films ever shown, it’s the association exclusive feature and shows vividly and accurately the great San Francisco Earthquake. This picture will be shown with other pictures and no advance in price. Two shows tonight, come early or late to the big Popular Playhouse.


 

FIND BODY OF UNKNOWN MAN

Nude body discovered in Blackwater

Woods—Hair of head washed

Away By Blackwater River

An unknown man, supposed to be an Italian, was found in Blackwater canyon, Saturday, by the Babcock trainmen. The body was nude and lay in the forks of a fallen birch tree. From the decomposed condition of the body the man must have been there for a number of weeks and perhaps months. He was found near the banks of the Blackwater river and there was no article of clothing to assist in revealing the man’s identity. The hair had fallen from his head and washed away by the river.


 

BACHELOR’S SURPRISE

Some members of the Bachelor’s Club made a surprise visit to one of their former members, Mr D P Davis, at his home at No 12 Davis just to see whether or not Don had learned the art of “housekeeping.” The Bachelor’s were convinced, after an hour or two spent in conversation and music, that Don was an artist at conducting a home. It is said that after seeing how cozy Don was fixed in his home that several of the Bachelors threatened to break ranks.


 

PROGRESSIVES IN MASS CONVENTION

Name delegates to county convention

Also candidates named for

The district offices

A convention of the Progressive Party of Davis, W Va, was held Saturday evening, June 13, 1914, in the Firemen’s Hall. G B Thompson was chosen chairman and A W Osborne, secretary. They selected delegates to the county convention and selected a ticket for the next election.


 

A SHOOTING AFFAIR AT RIDGELEY

BUT THE CULPRIT SLEEPS

Where law an order has long ceased to prevail in the little town of Ridgeley just across the W Va bridge, Eugene Willis, colored, who has a record at the Cumberland police headquarters, tried to shoot up things. It is alleged that Mrs Flora Frye, also colored, was coming from her father’s home in company with her sister, and Willis happened to be standing beside the door and slapped her in the face with his open hand. Resenting the insult to her sister, Mrs Frye demanded an explanation, and Willis is said to have replied by letting go with a thirty-eight caliber revolver, barely missing Mrs Frye’s head, the bullet imbedding itself in the wall. Mrs Frye at once went to the W Va bridge where a number of officers are stationed during the carnival in Ridgeley and reported the affair. The police being powerless to act in W Va informed the woman that she would have to take the matter up with the authorities in Keyser, and the desperado was allowed to sleep peacefully in an adjoining house with two big guns at his side.


 

W VA BUILDING NEARING COMPLETION

(Charleston W Va)

Contractors erecting the W Va building at the Panama Pacific Exposition today notified the State Board of Control here that the structure would be completed and ready for use August 1. The building will cost $20,000.


 

IN THE CHURCHES

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

There will be divine services in the Emmanuel church on June 21, the Second Sunday after Trinity, as follows:

Sunday School—Mr C M Miller, Supt, 9:45am

Litany, Ante Communion, and sermon, 11am

Evening prayer and sermon, 8 o’clock

On Wednesday June 23, the Nativity of St John the Baptist, there will be a celebration of the Holy Communion in the church at 8am.

The public is cordially invited to attend these services.

R E L Strider, Rector

 

 

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Sunday School—9:45am

Morning Worship at 11:00 o’clock

Subject of sermon by the pastor “The Four Kinds of Soil”

Christian Endeavor 7:00 pm

Evening Worship 8:00pm, Subject of sermon: “Man the Climax of God’s Creation”

Everybody is welcome at these services.

H F Baughman, Pastor

 

M E CHURCH

DAVIS ST

Sunday, June 21st, 1914

Franck H Heavenner, Pastor

9:30am—Sunday School

9:45am—Men’s Bible Class

11:00am—Sermon by the Pastor

7:00pm—Senior Epworth League

8:00pm—Evening Service

Subject of evening worship: “Has the World outgrown the teaching of Jesus? Must it turn elsewhere for guidance?” The quarantine against scarlet fever has been lifted and parents are earnestly requested to send their children to Sunday School to prepare for Children’s Day which will be observed later. A very cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend all the Sunday services

 

UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH

Sunday School—9:45am, Walter Secrist, Supt

All the children will be expected at Sunday School Sunday morning.

Preaching—11:00

Young peoples meeting at 7:00

Preaching at 8:00pm—R G Hammond


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BUSINESSMEN

The Business Men’s Association will meet in Friendship Hall, Monday Evening, 8 o’clock. All members requested to be present. S M Morris, President.


 

BOY HAD FINGER CUT OFF

A son of Luke McDowell had the end of one of his fingers cut off yesterday evening while fooling with a chain that lowers the awning at the Markwood Furniture store. The boy had his finger through the chain and released the clutch cutting the end of the finger off as smooth as if by a knife.


 

REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION

At the Republican County Convention, held at Parsons, Tucker County, last Saturday, the following nominations were made:

For County Court: J F Repair of Parsons, and Henry Male of Davis.

For Circuit Clerk: Lawrence Lipscomb of Parsons.

For County Clerk: H F Colebank of Hendricks

For House of Delegates: Herbert Babb of Jenningston


 

PATTERSONS CREEK VALLEY

Mrs John Umstott and two boys spent Sunday afternoon at Mr C W Sites.

 

Mr Ed Oates was calling at Albert Rogers Sunday evening.

 

Misses Jennie Rees and Minta Cochrel spent Sunday evening with Mrs Sallie Flanagan.

 

Mrs Earl Taylor returned home Sunday from Romney where she had been spending a few days with her mother, Mrs Sanders.

 

Messrs A E Sites, Eldridge Sites, Stanley Fleek and Miss Alda Sites spent Saturday evening with Mrs R E Kuykendall.

 

Mrs Samuel Flanagan and two daughters, Mabel and Mae and D M Harmer spent a very pleasant day with Mr and Mrs J W Rinehart, Sunday.

 

Mr Will Rogers and sister, Lucretia, spent Saturday and Sunday with their aunt, Mrs Sallie Flanagan near Alaska.

 

“Jeff”


 

ADDITIONAL PERSONALS

Miss Fannie Leps left this morning for Ypslanti, Mich, where she will take a special course in teaching. Miss Leps will spend a few days with Mrs Earl H Smith at Fairmont on her way.

 

Mrs B E Wells has been in the country this week. Mr Wells will go this evening to spend Sunday with her.

 

Mr R M Retherford and children, who have been visiting Rev and Mrs R G Hammond, left last night for their home in Munsey, Ind.

 

Miss Lucile Hammond went to Columbus Ohio last night where she will be a student in the school of Oratory and Music in that city.

 

Mr and Mrs C H Leps will go over to Mr J W Carskadons this evening and spend Sunday with them.

 

Mr and Mrs Gus Eberly have returned from a visit to relatives in Newburg.

 

Mr Silas Arnold is a visitor in Keyser today.

 

Tom Martin came over from Romney today on business.

 

Paul Sloan and sister were in the city yesterday.

 

Mrs Edward Riggleman died yesterday about noon at her home on S Water St. Burial will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 o’clock in Queen’s Point cemetery.

 

Croquet sets and lawn swings at Frye & Sons.

 

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TRANSCRIBED BY CANDY SHILLINGBURG, 27 MARCH 2004


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