DECEMBER 1914

 

DECEMBER 11, 1914

 

FRACTURES LIMB

MRS BAKER, THE AGED MOTHER OF MRS HARVEY ADAMS, HAD THE MISFORTUNE OT FALL AND BREAK A LEG ON FRI.  SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOFFMAN HOSPITAL, BUT OWING TO HER ADVANCED AGE AND THE CONDITION OF HER HEART IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO SET THE BONE.   HER DAUGHTER, MRS ADAMS IS IN A CUMBERLAND HOSPITAL.



ROBBED CASH DRAWER

MON WHILE ERNEST SCHOPPERT, TICKET AGENT AT THE B&O DEPOT WAS OUT LOOKING AFTER TRAIN NO 5 ON ITS ARRIVAL, A SNEAK THIEF TRIED THE DOOR OF THE TICKET OFFICE OPEN AND STOLE ABOUT $47.00 OUT OF THE MONEY DRAWER.  IT IS THOUGHT HE PUSHED THE BOLT OF THE LOCK BACK WITH THE BLADE OF A KNIFE.  THE COMPANY HAS NOW HAD THE DOOR CHANGED AND MADE MORE SECURE.



TICKET NOMINATED AT RIDGELEY

JAMES T VANDERGRIFT WAS PLACED ON THE CITIZEN’S TICKET FOR MAYOR, GEORGE F HARRISON FOR RECORDER OR TOWN CLERK AND J H MILLER, JAMES E RICE, WILLIAM EVERSTEIN, J A ALBRIGHT AND H R KIGHT FOR TOWN COUNCIL AT A MASS MEETING IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING IN RIDGELEY WED NIGHT.  E E BIGGS WAS ALSO PLACED IN NOMINATION FOR THE MAYORALTY PLACE ON THE TICKET, BUT MR VANDERGRIFT WAS THE CHOICE OF THE MAJORITY.  THE ELECTION WILL BE HELD JAN 7.


DIED

OLIVE MAY, DAUGHTER OF MR AND MRS BERT GARNER, DIED AT KITZMILLER NOV 27TH OF PNEUMONIA, AGED 17 YEARS, 2 MOS AND 2 DAYS.

 

DANIEL MCCARTHY, AGED 57 YEARS OF WESTERNPORT, DIED DEC 6TH, 1914 AT THE TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL ON HAYSTACK MT, NEAR CUMBERLAND OF TUBERCULOSIS.

 

JAMES THOMAS MORRIS, AGED ABOUT 74 YEARS, DIED ON MON MORNING, DEC 7TH, 1914 AT THE HOME OF HIS SON, HARRISON MORRIS ON ST CLOUD ST.  HE HAD A STROKE OF PARALYSIS ABOUT A YEAR AGO, FROM WHICH HE NEVER RECOVERED.  FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE HOUSE ON WED AT 2:30 PM, CONDUCTED BY REV R G HAMMOND, AFTER WHICH INTERMENT WAS IN QUEEN’S POINT CEMETERY.

 

A H MICHAEL, WHO HAS BEEN CONFINED TO THE HOUSE FOR THE PAST WEEK, WAS ABOUT YESTERDAY.

 

ROBERT MCQUAY, WHO HAS BEEN ON THE SICK LIST IS ABOUT AGAIN.

OAKLAND DEMOCRAT OF 10TH.



THE MAGICIAN TOTTEN AT THE HIGH SCHOOL

THE FIRST NUMBER OF THE LYCEUM COURSE WILL BE GIVEN IN THE AUDITORIUM OF THE HIGH SCHOOL NEXT MON EVENING.

THE FIRST ENTERTAINMENT WILL BE TOTTEN, ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST MAGICIANS. THIS IS NOT A SLIGHT OF HAND PERFORMANCE BUT AND EVENING OF MAGIC AND LEGERDERMAIN OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.

SEASON TICKETS FOR THE FIVE ENTERTAINMENTS MAY BE SECURED FROM EITHER MR STAYMAN OR MR SANDERS.

THE PUBLIC SHOULD NOT FAIL TO SEE TOTTEN WITH HIS MAGIC WAND.



BARB – SAVAGE

MR RALPH BARB, EMPLOYED AT THE ROUSCH RESTAURANT, THIS CITY AND MISS EDITH SAVAGE OF KEYSER, WERE UNITED IN MARRIAGE HERE MON MORNING AT 11 O’CLOCK.  THE CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED AT THE MANLEY HOTEL, WITH THE REV BROWN, PASTOR OF THE PALATINE BAPTIST CHURCH OFFICIATING.  MISS SAVAGE HAS BEEN LOCATED HERE FOR SOME TIME, EMPLOYED AT THE MANLEY HOTEL.  THE NEWLY WEDDED COUPLE HAVE MANY FRIENDS WHO EXTEND TO THEM BEST WISHES.  THEY LEFT LAST NIGHT FOR KEYSER TO VISIT AT THE BRIDE’S HOME FOR A FEW DAYS, AND UPON THEIR RETURN WILL RESIDE IN FAIRMONT. – FAIRMONT TIMES OF 8TH



MRS MARY E ALLAMONG

THE FUNERAL OF MRS MARY E ALLAMONG, AGED 86 YEARS, WIDOW OF CHRISTOPHER ALLAMONG, A WIDELY KNOWN AND RESPECTED RESIDENT OF NEAR ROMNEY, WHO DIED TUES WAS HELD YESTERDAY.

MRS SALLIE RYDOR, WHO IS NOW 96 AND LIVES IN WILLIAMSTOWN OHIO, IS A SISTER. SHE IS SURVIVED BY THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:  W S ALLAMONG, CONTRACTOR THIS CITY; JOSEPH AT KEYSER; NEWTON AT MARTINSBURG; T B, HAGERSTOWN.  ALSO MRS SALLIE BAKER, HAGERSTOWN, MRS JOHN MATLICK, MRS JOHN SWISHER, MRS ASA SWISHALL OF HAMPSHIRE CO WV AND MRS ALEX MORRIS OF HIGHVIEW WV. 

CUMB NEWS, 11TH



ELK GARDEN NEWS

THE MOUNTAINS EXPERIENCE A REMARKABLE SLEET THE FIRST OF THIS WEEK, THE HEAVIEST FOR MANY YEARS.  ICE FORMED ON THE LIMBS OF TREES AN INCH AND AN INCH AND A HALF IN THICKNESS AND THIS WAS SUPPLEMENTED BY TWO INCHES OF SNOW.  ON THE HIGHEST GROUND THERE WAS A CONTINUAL CRACKING AND SNAPPING OF THE FALLING LIMBS. 

FIRST THERE WOULD BE A RAPID FIRE OF MACHINE GUNS AND THEN WOULD COME THE REPORT OF A MONSTER SIEGE GUN. THE ROAR OF CANNON AND SMALL GUNS WAS INCESSANT.  SOME TREES HAD AS MANY AS A DOZEN LARGE LIMBS LYING AT THEIR ROOTS.  THE FORESTS PRESENTED A SUBLIME SPECTACLE, AN APPEARANCE NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN, AND THE ROAR OF SNAPPING AND CRACKING TIMBER AND ICE ON THE TREES FALLING ON THE ICY CRUST BELOW, DOUBTLESS GAVE A FAIR REPRESENTATION OF A BATTLE FRONT WHERE THERE WERE RAPID FIRE GUNS AND BURSTING SHELLS

 

MRS CHRIS HOTT HAS SUFFERED MUCH WITH INFLAMMATORY RHEUMATISM IN ONE OF HER ARMS.  MRS PAUGH OF BARNUM AND A SON FROM THE WEST HAVE BEEN IN ATTENDANCE, BUT SHE IS IMPROVING NOW.

 

MR WILL E OATES OF GORMANIA, SON OF MR ISAAC E OATES OF THIS PLACE, IS IN A VERY CRITICAL CONDITION AND THERE IS LITTLE OR NO HOPE OF HIS RECOVERY.

 

MR FRED FOREMAN AND WIFE, OF THOMAS, ARE VISITING MR FOREMAN’S PARENTS AT THIS PLACE.

 

MISS BESSIE YAGER, WHO WAS AT PIERCE FOR SOME TIME IS HOME AGAIN.

 

THE SLEET HAS DONE MUCH DAMAGE TO FRUIT TREES AND TIMBER, THE EXTENT OF WHICH IS NOT FULLY KNOWN YET.

 

MRS BESSIE COFFMAN OF KITZMILLER, VISITED HER MOTHER, MRS ANNA DEAN THIS WEEK.

 

REV F C ROLLMAN, WHO IS WITH THE HOBAN FURNITURE CO AT PIEDMONT, WAS IN TOWN THE FIRST OF THIS WEEK. HE IS STILL IN THE ORPHANAGE MOVEMENT AND CHARITABLE WORK IN GENERAL.

ROLAND



U R ELECT OFFICERS

AT THE MEETING OF THE POTOMAC CO, NO 17, UNIFORM RANK, K OF P, HELD AT THE ARMORY LAST FRI NIGHT, THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS WERE ELECTED FOR THE ENSUING TERM:

CAPT, L R WARNER

FIST LIEUT, T M ADAMS

SECOND LIEUT, E M STALLINGS

RECORDER, L E CROSS

W W LONG, TREASURER

ROY A MULLEDY WAS ELECTED MANAGER OF THE ARMORY.

THE OFFICERS WILL BE INSTALLED AT THEIR FIRST MEETING IN JAN BY COL W H SEABER OF PIEDMONT.



IDENTIFIED HORSE THIEVES

TWO MEN NAMED HARRY SHEETZ AND MORRIS EVANS, NOW IN THE KITTANNING JAIL ON A CHARGE OF STEALING CHICKENS, WERE IDENTIFIED THURS MORNING BY J M BRIGHT, A LIVERYMAN OF KEYSER, MINERAL CO WV AS BEING THE SAME MEN WHO STOLE A TEAM OF LIVERY HORSES FROM HIM LAST JULY.  MR BRIGHT WAS ACCOMPANIED TO KITTANNING BY DIST ATTORNEY TYLER OF MINERAL CO.

THE LIVERYMAN HAD NO TROUBLE WHATEVER RECOGNIZING SHEETZ, BUT WAS  NOT SO QUICK IN IDENTIFYING EVANS.  BOTH PRISONERS ARE HANDSOME MEN AND WERE VISITED IN JAIL A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO BY A NUMBER OF WELL DRESSED MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARRIVED IN A BIG TOURING CAR.

SHEETZ AND EVANS WERE SENT OT JAIL BY POLICEMAN TRAINOR OF APPOLO, ON A CHARGE OF STEALING CHICKENS.  SHEETZ HAS ALREADY BEEN IDENTIFIED AT APPOLO BY LIVERYMAN GEORGE CRIBBS.



MISS BONNIE FOX WAS IN BALTIMORE DURING FALL MILLINERY SEASON, IS HOME FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.

 

MRS T J GROVE OF PETERSBURG IS SPENDING A FEW DAYS WITH MISS HENRIETTA SEYMOUR NEAR CUMBERLAND.

 

MR WM C CLAYTON REMAINS ABOUT THE SAME. THE STATEMENT CIRCULATED WED THAT HE WAS VERY LOW AT THAT TIME WAS FALSE.

 

THE MISSES BRENGLE HAVE RETURNED FROM A VISIT TO THEIR SISTER, MRS JAS THORNTON CARSKADON OF KEYSER. CUMB NEWS OF 5TH

 

MISS EMMA STALLINGS RETURNED WED FROM NEAR BURLINGTON WHERE SHE HAD BEEN NURSING MRS STEWART, WHO SHE LEFT MUCH BETTER.

 

MRS MARY E EVANS, WHO HAS BEEN IN CUMBERLAND TAKING TREATMENT FOR THROAT TROUBLE, HAS RETURNED HOME AND IS RAPIDLY RECOVERING.  HER TWO CHILDREN, WHO HAVE BEEN ILL WITH PNEUMONIA ARE ALSO IMPROVING.

 

MRS FLOSSIE WHITEHAIR OF JENNINGSTON, AGE 21 YEARS, DIED DEC 8, 1914 AFTER A FEW DAYS ILLNESS OF FEVER.  SHE LEAVES A HUSBAND AND TWO CHILDREN TO MOURN HER LOSS. INTERMENT IN THE HARMAN CEMETERY WED.

 

THE YMCA OF CENTENARY COLLEGE WILL PRESENT MISS BEULAH ELWOOD MCNEMAR IN “MRS WIGGS OF THE CABBAGE PATCH.” IN CENTENARY CHAPEL, 8 O’CLOCK. –SHREVEPORT (LA) TIMES, DEC 4

 

C E HARRISON, OWING TO BOILS ON HIS ARMS AN NECK, WAS UNABLE TO BE AT HIS POST SAT EVENING.  W J KUYKENDALL WAS ON THE JOB IN MR HARRISON’S STEAD, AND BUSINESS MOVED ALONG AS USUAL.

 

MRS MINNIE HILGHMAN, WHO HAS BEEN SO SERIOUSLY ILL, HAS ARRANGED OT MOVE BACK TO HER HOME IN SOUTH KEYSER.  MRS HILGHMAN HAS BEEN IN BAD HEALTH SINCE JULY.  WE HOPE THE MOVE WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO HER.  FAIRMONT TIMES

 

MRS FREDERICK WILLIS DIED AT HER HOME, CORNER OF CENTER AND MINERAL STREETS, DEC 7, 1914.  FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD WED, CONDUCTED BY REV W A O’HARA, AFTER WHICH BURIAL WAS IN ST THOMAS CATHOLIC CEMETERY.

 

BISHOP A W WILSON UNEXPECTEDLY RETURNED FROM HIS TRIP DOWN SOUTH TO VISIT SEVERAL CONFERENCES, QUITE ILL.  HE IS BETTER AT PRESENT AND EXPECTS TO LEAVE THE CITY NEXT WEEK TO LOOK AFTER THE INTERESTS OF THE CHURCH, IF THE CONDITION OF HIS HEALTH PERMITS.  – BALTO SOUTHERN METHODIST OF 10TH

 

MRS H R STOTLER, WIFE OF OUR TOWN SERGEANT, WAS TAKEN TO THE HOFFMAN HOSPITAL, KEYSER, TUES, SUFFERING FROM TYPHOID FEVER.

 

MR MICHAEL MORGAN OF BALTIMORE, SPENT A FEW HOURS HERE SUN WITH HIS MOTHER, MRS MARY MORGAN OF HAMPSHIRE ST. – PIEDMONT HERALD OF 4TH

 

MRS HARRY G FISHER SPENT YESTERDAY IN CUMBERLAND.

 

MRS DAVID MACDONALD AND LITTLE SON OF DURANT OKLAHOMA, WHO SPENT A FEW WEEKS HERE AMONG RELATIVES, LEFT FOR HOME LAST NIGHT.

 

THE CALENDAR COTERIE WAS ENTERTAINED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON BY MISS GLENDORA KEYS.  THE ATTENDANCE WAS GOOD AND A VERY PLEASANT MEETING WAS HELD.

 

MISS VIVIAN WRIGHT RETURNED LAST NIGHT FROM CLEVELAND OHIO.  AFTER THE HOLIDAYS SHE EXPECTS TO GO TO CHARLESTON, HAVING ACCEPTED A POSITION IN THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE.



SHIPPED CATTLE

HENRY SMOUSE, OF CUMBERLAND, WAS HERE LAST SAT AND LOADED AND SHIPPED TO BALTIMORE 25 HEAD OF BEEF CATTLE THAT ZIMRI BAILEY HAD GRAZED FOR HIM THE PAST SUMMER AND FALL.  THE CATTLE AVERAGED 1045 POUNDS AND HAD TAKEN ON OVER 300 POUNDS PER HEAD, WHICH IS A GOOD GAIN, CONSIDERING THE LONG DRY SPELL.



MRS COOK

THE FUNERAL OF MRS MARTHA COOK, 81 YEARS OLD, WIDOW OF SOLOMON COOK, WHO DIED MON MORNING AT HER HOME, 177 N CENTRE ST, FROM INFIRMITIES OF OLD AGE, WILL BE HELD AT 1 O’CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON, FROM HER LATE HOME.  REV MARTIN LUTHER ENDERS, OF ST PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH WILL OFFICIATE.  THE FUNERAL PARTY WILL LEAVE ON A SPECIAL CAR OVER THE CUMBERLAND AND WESTERNPORT ELECTRIC RAILWAY FOR LONACONING, WHERE INTERMENT WILL BE MADE IN OAK HILL CEMETERY.

THE DEC4EASED IS SURVIVED BY THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: CHARLES A COOK, MRS HARRY CARBERRY AND MRS E R BECK OF THIS CITY; MRS WILLIAM ORR OF LONACONING AND MRS A F LEE OF KANSAS CITY MO.  MRS COOK HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH FOR SEVERAL YEARS, AND 14 YEARS AGO SHE HAD A BURIAL SHROUD MADE BY HER DAUGHTERS.  SHE ALSO ASKED THAT HER DAUGHTERS LAY HER OUT AFTER DEATH, WHICH REQUEST WAS CARRIED OUT. – CUMB NEWS OF 9TH



A GOOD WOMAN GONE

MRS JOHN A DEMPHFER DIED TUES NIGHT, DEC 8, 1914 AT HER HOME NEAR 21ST BRIDGE, AGED 65 YEARS.  ANOTHER GOOD OLD CHRISTIAN MOTHER GONE TO HER REWARD. AS ONE WHO KNEW HER REMARKED TO THE WRITER: “IF MOTHER KEMPHFER WASN’T A CHRISTIAN THERE ARE NONE” FOR YEARS SHE HAD BEEN A MEMBER OF THE M E CHURCH, SOUTH, AND SHE NOT ONLY PROFESSED RELIGION, BUT SHE LIVED IT EVERY DAY AND HER LIFE SO SHONE AROUND HER HOME THAT HER CHILDREN AND CIRCLE OF FRIENDS WILL EVER REMEMBER HER NAME WITH SUPREME REVERENCE.  BESIDES HER HUSBAND, SHE IS SURVIVED BY FIVE DAUGHTERS AND TWO SONS, VIZ: MRS JOB RUMORS OF OAKLAND; MRS BERT SHOEMAKER OF FAIRMONT; MRS BESSIE ROHRBAUGH, CUMBERLAND; MRS JOHN FOLK OF KEYSER; A R KEMPHFER OF MCCOOLE; MRS ICIE AND JOHN R KEMPHFER AT HOME.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT 2 PM YESTERDAY AT HER LATE HOME CONDUCTED BY REV M H KEEN, AFTER WHICH INTERMENT WAS IN QUEEN’S POINT CEMETERY.


TRANSCRIBED JULY 6, 2005 BY PATTI MCDONALD


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