October 17, 1912
The voters and taxpayers of Levelton District would like to know something about the stock law they are to vote for or against at the approaching election. As they understand it now, if this law goes into effect, is this: If my stock should get out and trespass on the lands of and do him damage, the owner of said stock is liable to the owner of the said land or lands for any damage the said stock may do to the owner of said property! How does this law apply to railroads, where the right-of-way is not fenced? Suppose a man’s stock should get on the railroad and should cause a wreck, would the owner of said stock be liable to the railroad for damage in said wreck? Now, it seems to me that this law, if put in force is going to work a great hardship on the owners of small farms and the poorer class in particular. Can’t you give us through your paper light on this question, so we can vote on it intelligently?
At the Confederate Reunion at Moorefield last week, Col. Peyton, of Ronceverte, was elected commander and Col. Gatewood, of Pocahontas, first brigade commander of the West Virginia Division United Confederate Veterans.
Politics are warming up somewhat in this village.
Prof. and Mrs. Silas Walker entertained a number of young folks Saturday evening.
Mr. Shearer was taking up lambs here last week.
Zane Moore, of Minnehaha, has treated himself to a brand new Milburn wagon.
Clyde Grogg, who has been employed at Denmar, came home last week to attend school.
Two attractions which were billed for this town last week failed to materialize. They were a speech by Hon. A. D. Williams and an illustrated sermon by C. Arthur Bell. People do not like to be disappointed like this and appointments should not be made to be broken.
Everything is in readiness at Minnehaha for the reception of hunters when the season opens the fifteenth. Quite a few sportsmen are expected this week and the hunting promises to be interesting as bear are known to be in close proximity to the camp.
Our venerable Mr. Wm. Curry who will soon be ninety-one years old, was on our streets bright and early Saturday morning, swinging his cane and joking with the boys like a lad of nineteen. Everybody is glad to meet “Uncle Billy” as he is familiarly called, for he always has a word of good cheer for those with whom he comes in contact.
It was my privilege to attend the meeting of the Huntersville district Sunday School Convention held at Minnehaha Springs on Saturday, October 5, 1912. A large crowd attended, and the behavior was exceptionally good; the dinner could not be beaten anywhere for variety and abundance. Henry White is district chairman. The entertainment was good and appreciated.
The fine fall weather is giving the farmers a fine chance to dig their nice crop of potatoes and gather their winter apples.
It is becoming not so interesting to read these political quarrels. We would suggest that we act on the suggestion of the Irishman, when his comrade was about to shoot a woodpecker. Jim was going to fire on a beautiful redhead, when Pat cried out not to shoot, let him alone and he will pound his own brains out.
We had a fine rain Monday.
Two of James Cassell’s boys were hunting last Monday when the older one took his brother to be a bird and fired at it and shot his brother. We don’t know how bad he is hurt.
Will Gibson, candidate for assessor, was around shaking hands and laying up the last rails for November 5th. Billy would make a good assessor.