October 31, 1912
Vice-President James Sherman died at his home in New York State after a lingering illness, Wednesday, October 30.
Your attention is called to the fact that on next Tuesday, November 5th, an election of various officers will be held in this county, at which time and place all male persons, over the age of twenty-one, not disqualified by their misfortunes or their faults, will have an opportunity to cast a ballot in a secret manner for a number of estimable gentlemen, who have put their fortunes to the test. Some of these candidates will be your acquaintances and others you will know only by having seen their names in by public prints or through the words of those who have seen them. You will know little about any of them. As a matter of fact, a man is a mighty uncertain thing, and you do not know how any of these men are going to perform after they are elected and put to work. When we go forth to hire a cook, we can generally tell, and do in a general way, that the person that we are hiring can and does cook, and if a mistake has been made, if the employer is more than ordinary determined and reckless, he can fire the cook and get another one. But when we elect a man to office, we do not know whether he is going to be fair, honest and industrious and capable, and if he turns out to be a gold brick, there is no adequate means of firing him, and he serves his term. Many a man has been elected to office who ought to have been relegated to the penitentiary long ago... It is nevertheless the bounded duty of every good man to vote. It insures respectable candidates.
In the grocery stores here in Marlinton are sugar barrels which bear large posters announcing that but for the tariff the sugar in the barrel would be two cents a pound less and advising all customers to urge their representatives in congress to vote for a reduction of the tariff on sugar.
Bananas cannot be raised in the United States except under glass in artificially warmed houses. It is estimated that bananas can be grown in this way at a profit if they could be sold for thirty-one cents a piece. Therefore, it is our duty to promote the growing of bananas by immediately putting a tariff of at least thirty cents each on all bananas imported into the United States. This would fully protect an infant industry at the expense of the bellies of the common people.
The average tax paid on food used by the families of this country under the Payne-Aldrich tariff law is $98.00 per family. This is not guess- work. It is the work of careful estimators and students of political economy.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baxter, of Onoto, a son.
F. R. Hunter and family are at the Sweet Chalybeate.
Norval, little son of Wilson Courtney, fell on a nail yesterday and was badly hurt.
Guy, son of Dr. Yeager, was stuck in the face by a golf-stick in the hands of a play fellow yesteray and received a bad cut.
Hon. Henry Gilmer addressed the biggest crowd of the campaign at the opera house Tuesday night, and he made a powerful speech.
J. W. Milligan is at Minnehaha Springs to commence work on the motel foundation for the Minnehaha Springs Improvement Association.
A fine bear was seen in the road a few miles from the club house of the Allegheny Sportsmens’ Association at Minnehaha Springs, on their game preserve. It was chasing sheep, and came near a man on horseback. A great number of sheep have been killed in the Alleghany range this year by bears.
Frank McCardle was killed at Dunlevie Tuesday morning by the log train. He caught his foot in the track and was run down by a string of trucks. He was about 22 years old and had been married about a year. His parents live at Deer Creek.
Married, Madison Faulkner and Miss Blanche Maupin, Wednesday, October 30, 1912, Rev. I. F. Rickett officiating.
Married, Jason Cloonan to Miss Hattie Sharp, October 28, 1912, Rev. Wm. T. Price officiating.
J. S. MOORE
Prof. John S. Moore suffered a stroke of paralysis Monday evening, and is now in a very precarious condition. He was at the home of John Perry at Clawson where he had been teaching school. He had been cutting wood before being taken sick. He was brought home next morning. Mr. Moore is the oldest teacher of the county, having taught continuously for more than forty years.
The farmers are about done sowing rye and digging potatoes and a few are done husking corn.
Candidates have been moving around pretty lively for the past week. They all say that they will be elected, but we cannot tell yet.
Porter Kerr had the misfortune to break his engine down a few days ago as he was leaving Oda Freeman’s with his threshing machine.
Lanty Wooddell has been laid up for a couple of weeks with some broken ribs.