125 Years Ago

Missing Man Turns Up


February 23, 2023

Herald of Feb. 24, 1898

Lloyd J. Wilt, a Blair county man, who has been missing from his home in Newry for over ten years, has turned up to be a Klondiker, who has reportedly struck it rich. He and a companion have located a claim alongside one that recently sold for a million dollars.

A.H. Stoner has purchased the Ed Beach property on East Julian street. The house, which was an old landmark, has been torn down. In this building was issued the first newspaper in Martinsburg, the “Cove Echo,” which was established in February 1872, by the late B. H. Lehman. Mr. Stoner will erect a salt...

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