MINERAL DAILY NEWS

TUES, JULY 28, 1914

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YOUNG GIRL ASSAULTED BY WHITE MAN THIS MORNING

TIED UP WITH BALEWIRE, HAIR CUT OFF AND GAGGED WITH RIBBON

White man assaults one of Keyser’s daughters this morning.

Cut hair off with razor and forced an apple into her mouth and

tied ribbon over it. Bound hand and foot with bale wire.

OLD MARKET GARDEN SCENE OF TRAGEDY

AN AWFUL CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF OUR CITY. THE BRUTE ESCAPE TO THE WOODS, BUT IS BEING FOLLOWED BY THE CHIEF OF POLICE, THE SHERIFF AND ALL THE MALE POPULATION THAT CAN GET AWAY FROM THEIR BUSINESS.  THE EXCITEMENT IS RUNNING HIGH, AND FEAR IS FELT FOR THE CRIMINAL IF CAUGHT. DESCRIPTION OF MAN: ABOUT 5 FEET NINE INCHES IN HEIGHT, RATHER SLENDER IN BODY AND FACE. DIRTY LOOKING FACE. DARK HAIR AND EYES. WORE BLACK PANTS AND DARK SHIRT. RATHER YOUNG LOOKING. WEIGHT ABOUT 140 POUNDS.

Miss Dorothy Iser, the 15 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Isaac Iser was attacked by a white brute this morning about 8:30 at the packing shed at the Carskadon Market Garden, which her father is running. The little girl had been at the home of her brother and was returning home through the market garden and went into the shed for some apples, and when she entered the shed the brute grabbed her from the back, placing his hand over her mouth. He then jerked a razor from his pocket and cut off her beautiful hair which was caught up with a large bow. He forced an apple between her teeth and tied the ribbon over her mouth to keep the apple in. He then tied her feet with a piece of baling wire and heressed her hands and securely tied them with cord. He was cruel in his work and bruised her hands and feet with the wire and cord. Fortunately about this time the brute heard a boy coming, lost his nerve and ran into the woods.

BROTHER CUT HER LOOSE

“Mack” a small brother, who had been at the creek fishing started through the garden and the man saw him and made his escape. When the little boy saw her tied fast he was startled and soon the idea struck him, and he made for the home, about 150 yards away, telling his mother he wanted a butcher knife and was back to the shed cutting the ribbon and the strings. The young lady told what she knew of the affair and the alarm was given. Chief of Police F G Davis was on the scene within a few minutes, quickly followed by Sheriff C E Nethken. In 20 minutes fully a thousand men were going in every direction in search of the assailant. The man started east crossing the creek and going into the woods. Men followed closely with guns. The men are making a clean search and there is a poor chance for the criminal to escape.

TAKEN TO HER HOME

The little girl was taken to her home by her little brother, the father and older brothers being at the market garden in the Davis field. She had a beautiful suit of light brown hair, dropping to her waist, but the brute chopped it off with a razor close up to her neck. The young lady said, “I hope they will catch him.”

THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

The crime happened at the Carskadon Garden Market in the Southend, at the shed in the garden market, where the tools are kept. The Iser home is at the last house on South Main street and is about 150 yards from the shed in the garden. The shed is about 40 or 50 yards from the creek road, and in sight of a number of houses. The garden is grown up with tomatoes and potatoes, and the man might have been hidden in them, waiting for his victim.

LATER

The Sheriff picked up a man at Burlington just before noon, and brought him to Keyser, Miss Iser said he was not the man and he was sent on his way. The man passed about the hour of the trouble on a bicycle and it was thought wise to make sure of it. A man was seen to come out of the woods at Jake Fisher’s orchard on limestone, and when he realized he was seen again went back into the woods. Men are scattered everywhere, in autos, on motorcycles and on horseback and afoot. A watch will be kept up all night. An effort was made to get blood hounds from Cumberland, it was impossible to get them. As we go to press the Sheriff and Chief of Police left in the Sheriff’s auto in the direction of Ridgeville and will warn all the farmers along the way to be on the lookout tonight. All possible is being done to catch the assailant.


GARDEN PARTY

The Ladies of Emanuel Episcopal Church will give a garden party at the residence of Mrs J Z Terrell on South Mineral street, Thursday evening July 30, at 7:30 o’clock. Silver offering will be taken at the entrance. Light refreshments will be served. Everybody cordially invited.


THE GIRL FROM BROADWAY A HIT

“Tuck” Carskadon is again back in the miniature musical comedy, and last night passed out about the best little girlie show that ever looked into the footlights. “The Girl From Broadway” is a decidedly breezy production and was fanned into popularity by Music Hall patrons last night. Tonight the Morton Musical Comedy Players will present “Fun in a Sanitarium” and if you are ill from the blues come tonight and be cured forever. Tomorrow night an entirely new bill and something new here, will be offered. A tango contest will be held and prizes given to the best dancers. Local young men will dance with the chorus girls upon the stage and already some of the boys have chosen their partners. The show carries but one comedian, but Al Stern’s cargo of jokes and the funny situation he produces lifts the musical comedy far above the usual run of such shows. Miss Emily Waite carries the audience with her from the moment she steps before the footlights. Her musical numbers were generously applauded. Thomas Waite plays opposite his sister and makes a capable juvenile. The girlie chorus is composed of Daisy Waite, Edith Ray, Lilly Dyson and Kitty McCormick. Eddie Morton has but a small speaking part but adds materially to the entertainment.


SAFETY MEETING

Assistant Supt E J Lambert, Master Mechanic, D H Watson, O S W Fazenbaker, C C McKee, W H Broom and L A Rizer, F O Spotts and J J Dorsey of the Round House, and W S Caldwell and James E Peters of the Shops, are all in Cumberland today attending the Safety First meeting.


BISHOP TO PREACH

Bishop H H Fout of Dayton, Ohio, will preach in the United Brethren Church on Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock. The public is cordially invited to hear him.


ONE MORE FORD

Arbogast & Sharpless sold yesterday to Mr Jacob Urice a Ford Touring car. One after the other they go. Cam says he can supply everybody with a Ford.


PROGRAM FOR BAND CONCERT

The following program will be given by McIlwee’s Concert Band, on Markwood’s Lawn, Wednesday evening at 8:00 o’clock.

March—National Emblem—Bagley

Overture—“Sky Pilot”—Laurens

Valse—“Loindu Bal”—Gilbert

“Sextette From Lucia”—Donizetti

Grand Religious Potpourri—“Joy To The World”—Arr, by Barnhouse

Medley—“Haviland Hits No 3” Arr by Halle

Descriptive—“Uncle Tom’s Cabin”—( A dream picture of the old south) Uncle Tom is dozing before the log fire in the enjoyment of the quiet of his cabin in Old Kentucky, when there passes before him familiar scenes of the “Old South” and finally a vision of the Emancipation.

Grand selection from “Carman”

March—Loyal Americans—K L King


PICNIC NEXT SAT.

The committee having charge of the Picnic for the Sunday School of the Methodist Episcopal Church wants to notify all the parents and children of the School to have their baskets at the church at 8:30 on Thursday morning. There will be wagons there to haul the baskets to Mill Meadow and bring them back in the evening. For the mothers, small children and older folks there will be automobiles and carriages to ride to and from the picnic grounds. Don’t fail to have your baskets with your name tagged to it at the church on Thursday morning. The committee will provide plenty of ice water and ice cream and lemon aide for the children. If anyone finds it impossible to bring a basket, come to the picnic anyway there will be plenty of dinner and supper provided for you. See that all the children are there. There will be plenty of swings and other amusements for the small children. A baseball game between the mens bible class and the rest of the school; barrel race, sack race, potato race, croquet and tennis. Let all the children and parents come out and have a good outing. Everything free; nothing to be sold on the grounds.


FUNERAL TOMORROW

The funeral of Mrs George B Newhouse, who died yesterday morning, will take tomorrow afternoon at the Lutheran Church, at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev H F Baughman. Mrs Newhouse was 37 years of age. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Helen G, her father, Mr Wm Everett, of Milam, W Va, and the following sisters: Mrs S P Harris and Mrs H R Crossland, Pittsburgh, Mrs F G Bennett and Mrs W F Moon, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs H E White of Brookhaven, Miss, Mrs N D Wilson of Milam and Miss Nora F Everett of this city. Interment will be made in Queen’s Point cemetery.


ATTENDING DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Bernard Markwood drove his car over to Romney this afternoon with delegates to the Moorefield District Conference, which opens at 3:00 o’clock this afternoon. Those in the care were, Rev M H Keen, Mr J B Reese, Mrs Markwood, Mrs B B Cavitt and Miss Jenny Kain. The conference will close Friday.


PHONE US THE NEWS

RESIDENTS OF KEYSER TRADING AT GREENWADES SAY THEY GET THE BEST SERVICE IN THE CITY.


TRANSCRIBED BY CANDY SHILLINGBURG
APRIL 7, 2004


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