TUES, APRIL 21, 1914
(Elk Garden, W Va)
Despondent, it is said, on account of bad health, Ephriam Humphreys, 60 years old, committed suicide Saturday night at his home in Elk Garden, Mineral County, W Va, by shooting himself in the back of the head with a revolver. Two shots were fired from the gun, both taking effect in the back of his head. His body was found near his home by his wife lying in a pool of blood. Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, living at home with her parents. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at Elk Garden, with burial at the cemetery at that place.Cumb News 21.
The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmens Lodge No 758, of this city extend thanks to the people for their liberal patronage at the Fair during last week. The Parlor Suit chanced off by the B of R T during the fair was won by Mr C F Moomau, his being the lucky ticket number 1398. The little girl who drew the ticket was presented with a five dollar bill. The chairman and treasurer of the committee thank the Ladies Auxiliary and members for their help during the fair.Committee
At the Armory tonight will be seen the largest gathering of new faces seen in Keyser for the past few weeks. Cards of invitation have been sent to hundreds requesting the pleasure of their company at 8:30 oclock. A sumptuous time is anticipated.
The Keyser Police Department under the efficient management of Chief Davis has accomplished lots in the past few weeks. Several arrests have been made where in the cases justified so doing and in most cases where it will benefit the community in general. In some respects criticisms have openly been made, but mostly where accurate information was lacking. The new regulations now in force the department a wider knowledge of everything happening day and night whereby they are enabled to cope with what may develop that would be a detriment to our city.
ClarksburgWork will be resumed tomorrow at the Marshall mine, near Byron. The mine was closed two weeks ago because of a shortage of orders, but amply sufficient orders have been received to justify re-opening. The full number of men will be needed.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to the estate of Mary E Canan will please come forward and settle. Those having claims against the estate will present them to me properly proven for settlement.
Jas L Canan, Admr
Antioch, W Va
In the high Allegheny mountain tops in Greenbrier county, W Va, the snow is still ten feet deep, according to Davis Frame, of Gassaway, W Va, who represents the state in the matter of selecting suitable points upon which to erect fire lookout stations. Mr Frame reports to the State Department of Agriculture that he made discoveries which, unless he had seen them himself, he would have found difficulty in believing. One of the sites Mr Frame has in mind on Job Knob at an elevation of 4, 338 feet. In going over this mountain Mr Frame said he found the snow ten feet deep in some places and packed so hard that it bore unyielding the weight of vehicle and animals. On this mountain he found a beautiful spring , where the water which bubbled up was as cold as that which flows from an ice water fountain. Fire lookout stations have already been established on Pickens Knob, about eight miles from Elkins, on Briery Knob, Greenbrier county, and on Potomac Hill of Point mountain in Webster county.
Foreman Taylor, a wealthy farmer of near Springfield, W Va, Sunday celebrated the one hundred and first 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 that section and many of his friends from far and near called at his home Sunday to congratulate him.
Commencing with last Sunday, Chief of Police F G Davis issued orders that each policeman try the doors to every business house on Sunday and holidays. This will be a relief to the business men as well as a help to the police department in quickly locating robbers in case any store is broken into during the closed periods.
Rev A O Price, of this city, left last night for Marshall, Texas, to look over the field in response from a call from the Presbyterian church of that city. Mr Price will return the latter part of next week.
Press April 17
Roy Groves, son of Ashford Groves and Miss Gracie M Judy, daughter of George W Judy, both living a few miles north of town, were married here yesterday evening at the ME South parsonage by Rev S G Thomas.
M S Newcomer, who takes the place of W A Wise as superintendent of the Union Tannery at this place, is already at his post of duty and as we are informed, thoroughly knows his work and is proceeding with the business in a successful manner. Mr Newcomer is a very pleasant and agreeable gentleman, and we wish him well in his new undertaking. We are informed that he will move his family in the superintendents residence at an early date. We welcome them as new residents of our town.
Mr and Mrs O M Smith left first of the week for Baltimore expecting to return Friday.
W E Hill, of Elkins, spent a few days here this week with his parents, Mr and Mrs W B Hill.
Charles Zell, of Alabama, spent Sunday with friends here, having run up from Washington where he had been on important business.
Holmes Walker, a colored man of this place, was adjudged insane Saturday and sent to Maysville until he can be taken to the asylum.
C L Nine and family of Coketon, were here over Tuesday night on their way to Lahmansville to see Mrs Nines father, C C Hull, who is quite sick.
Miss Anna Godlove, who taught one of the rooms of the Laneville school, returned to her home here Saturday after visiting her friends at Bayard a few days.
It was with general regret that our people heard of W A Wises resignation as superintendent of the tannery, which means the removal of this excellent family from our midst. Mr and Mrs Wise made several friends during their stay among us and after the burning of the tannery several years ago and the rebuilding of the present one, a petition asking to have Mr Wise sent back to us was generously signed. Mr Wise has been active in the improvement of our town, being a member of the Council and was one of the prime factors in having our new school building erected, therefore, aside from their popularity, we have reason to miss them. Mr Wise has not finally decided where he will locate, but one of his industry and capability will find many good positions awaiting him.
We are having lots of cold weather for the time of year and lots of rain.
Mrs Edward Staggs and little son, Ernest, spent the past week with her father, Mr Fertig near Headsville.
Mr and Mrs Jacob Urice spent Easter at Mr John Urices.
Messrs J M Fleek and Millard Twigg went to Cumberland Monday on business.
Mr Berkley Bailey was calling on friends at Headsville Sunday.
Miss Virgie Staggs spent Saturday and Sunday with her sister Mrs Vause Ellifritz at New Creek and also attended the exhibition at Claysville Saturday night and reports a fine time.
Mr and Mrs H J Bailey Sundayed in Keyser with their son Roy.
Mrs Ben Corbin who has been very ill we are glad to say is much better at this writing.
Mr and Mrs Vause Ellifritz and little daughter Mae of New Creek spent Friday at the Knobley View Farm.
Mrs James Tasker was calling on Mrs J M Fleek Sunday evening.
Mr Frank Urice of Keyser spent Sunday with home folks.
Mr Simon Umstot and daughter Miss Minnie was shopping in Keyser Tuesday.
Mr James Tasker spent Sunday with his mother near New Creek.
Sunday School at Chapel Sunday at 10 am. Everybody welcome.
One fresh cow, four years old. Call on Mrs Annie Paris four miles south of Keyser, W Va.
With calfFresh Jersey stock. Address: L C Markwood, Burlington, W Va
W P Rocks. Eggs for hatching. 75c per 15. J S Fleek, Reeses Mill, W Va
Misses Florence and Clara Renshaw of Piedmont spent Saturday with Keyser friends.
Miss Mayme Dean who has been visiting friends in Keyser has returned to her home in Baltimore.
For any pain, burn, scald or bruise apply Dr Thomas Electric Oilthe household remedy.
Miss Blanche Friend spent Sunday with home folks at Swanton.
Mr and Mrs Ryan, who were recently married, have gone to housekeeping on Spring street.
A fine selection of farm seeds, large supply of grass seeds, at Frye and Sons store.
Mr and Mrs Riley Borror of Headsville, were in our city Saturday on business.
Oscar Fazenbaker is having a store room built on his lot adjoining his residence on Gilmore.
Mrs John Deffabaugh is visiting her son at Newburg.
Expect to pipe any this spring? Frye and Sons have a large stock on hand ready for your order. Adv
Mrs Z T Kalbaugh and Mrs Allen Luke of Piedmont spent Saturday here the guests of Mrs W A Liller.
W J Chapman is moving from the Mohler property on Piedmont street to their own house.
The time is now at hand for your Terra Cotta pipeFrye and Son have a large stock on hand.
KeyserCold rain and wind today.
Circuit Court convenes today.
The B of RT fair closed last Saturday night. The door receipts showed a crowd of over 800 were present the last night.
Come in before the variety is lessened. Our Dress Goods are selling fast. D Long & Son.
Mrs Geo P Warner went to Terra Alta today to visit her daughter Mrs Herbert White.
Mrs Ralph Wilson and little daughter, who spent last week here with relatives, have gone to their home at Mt Savage.
Carskadon has tea cups and saucers.
Charles Clayton and wife of Washington are guests at the home of their uncle, Mr Wm C Clayton.
The new garage that Geo T Carskadon is building on Piedmont street is being pushed along.
BORN, unto Mr and Mrs Murray Winters, a son, Monday night.
The colored preacher, Rev Beans, is preparing to move. His conference has changed him to a charge near Baltimore.
The Oliver Plow! The plow that stands the test and sold by Frye & Son.
Rev A O Price filled Rev Mr Ravs pulpit at Piedmont Sunday morning.
J B Fetzer went to Moorefield Sunday.
Mrs R A Welch and children returned home Saturday from a visit to home folks at Martinsburg. She was accompanied home by her mother, Mrs Edwards, who returned home yesterday.
Chas P Peters has on sale a choice lot of onion sets call and select yours now.
Ralph Harrison, who had his face and right hand badly burned one day last week by an explosion at the shop, is getting all right again.
Mr and Mrs C K Devries arrived home last Saturday from their trip to Florida.
Be sure the plow you use is an Oliver Chilled. The best at Frye & Son.
Rev Mr Price and Elder Wm MacDonald returned home latter part of last week from Presbytery at Falling Waters. The Presbytery adjourned to meet next fall at Gerrardstown. Mr MacDonald was elected by the Presbytery as a delegate to the General Assembly which meets at Kansas City in May. Mr Price was elected as an alternate.
Mrs Nettie Carrier was taken to her home from the hospital very much improved.
Dr Yeakley is doing very well at this time.
Mrs Morgan, of Piedmont, is having the room formerly used a saloon in the Martin House converted into office rooms to be occupied by Tyler and Richie.
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Keyser, W Va
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
On a cold night with a nice cozy fire and a nice cozy wife,
thats comfort enough for any man. You cannot have a fire without
coal and to have a really good fire you must have good coal.
Thats easy enough, however, just order it from us and the good fire is assured.
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TRANSCRIBED BY CANDY SHILLINGBURG
APRIL 7, 2004