September 19, 1912
Paul Peck, the West Virginia aviator, was killed at Chicago. He fell about two hundred feet. At the time of his death, his mother was visiting friends at Lewisburg. The chances of life at this hazardous occupation are very low. The pity of it is that this spectacular method of flight has no great economic value. The dirigible balloon as developed by the Germans is the proper way to conquer the air. It is comparatively safe for the pioneers in the business. The dirigible balloon is used in Germany to carry passengers who have all the comforts of railway travel, including dining departments. It should be the first business of Congress to appropriate money for the development of the dirigible balloon in this country and the aeroplane and monoplane exhibitions should be regulated and restrained by law.
C. J. Richardson has a small black cat at his house which is getting a reputation as a snake hunter. First, it brought home a large garter snake, then a few days later it was seen playing with a small black snake which was yet alive, and the other day it brought home a fine large copperhead. This it had killed by biting its neck.
Charles Bush, a teamster for the Campbell Lumber Company, was caught by a trail of logs this morning, and so badly injured that he died before he could be brought to Campbelltown on the log train. He was about 54 years old, a native of Pennsylvania and had been in the employ of the Campbell Lumber Company for many years. He is survived by his wife and a number of children.
ALLEN AND EDWARDS CAPTURED
Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards, the leader and member of the Allen band who shot up the courthouse in Carroll county, Va., last March, killing Judge Massie and four others, were captured in De Moines, Iowa. They are now in jail at Roanoke, and will be given a speedy trial.
The Baldwin detectives were led to the hiding place of the two men by an eighteen year old girl, Maud Iroler, of Mt. Airy, N. C., who had gone to be married to Wesley Edwards.
STULTING – NORRIS
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. E. E. Norris, at 8:30 last evening, when Miss Sadie Bernice Norris became the bride of Mr. Claude F. Stulting of Academy, W. Va.
The beautiful arrangement of potted plants, ferns, golden rod and numerous candles transformed the corner of the hall into an altar where the ceremony was impressively performed by Dr. Gilby C. Kelly of the First Methodist Church.
The bridal party entered to the strains of Lohengrin played by Miss Grace Stulting, on the violin, accompanied by Miss Mabel Fuller on piano. During the ceremony “Believe Me” was softly rendered. Mendel-ssohn’s Wedding March was played as a recessional.
The numerous wedding gifts attest to the popularity of the bride and groom.
We are having very warm weather for the time of year.
The farmers are very busy cutting corn and seeding.
Marshall Isbell and wife returned from Hot Springs, Arkansas, Friday, where Marshall has been taking treatment for rheumatism. His friends are glad to see him looking so well.
Claude Stulting and bride will be home about October 1. The boys are anxiously awaiting him.
E. B. Smith has his mill about ready to run at the new set.
Silas Barlow has a crew of men building a tram road for E. B. Smith.
Edgar Sharp is hauling tan bark to Marlinton.
Bill Gypsy, who is driving a team for Edgar Sharp, had a run-away while draying bark one day last week.
George Gilmore is getting out rock for the foundation of the new schoolhouse at West Union.
Mrs. Mintie Kelly has been confined to her bed with the grip for several days.
Dr. Hite and Win McElwee got an automobile.
The 60,000 acre tract of timber land on Alleghany Mt. may be sold to a Pittsburg Company.
E. F. McLaughlin spent a few days in town and sold the old home place on Thomas Creek to Jake McLaughlin.
C. B. Swecker and his men Friday put up an iron fence around Aunt Eliza Arbogast’s grave this week. Some people begin to see that it looks nice and speaks well to have monuments erected to their friends and their graves well fenced in.
Joseph Phillips had the banner yield of wheat of this section threshing 213 bushels from 8 acres, or almost 27 bushels to the acre.
W. H. Barlow received a five month old stock calf from Pennsylvania last week which cost him $111.50. It weighs 650 pounds.
T. M. Hill is very unwell with rheumatism.
The people are done threshing in this section. The largest yield wheat per acre was raised by Asa Barlow, which averaged 37 bushels per acre.
Digging potatoes is in order. George W. Cook raised two bushels from nine potatoes of the early rose variety.
John Gibson, of Yelk, was here and purchased a thoroughbred Hereford calf from A. C. Barlow.