November 28, 1912
A murderer when he found that he had to pay five thousand dollars as a fee to the attorney for defending him complained of the high cost of living. Murderers will find that if they will all hang together that such fees can be saved.
In Greenbrier county last week, two brothers named Grant Workman and Lee Workman were tried for the killing of a man by the name of Roberts, and were acquitted. They were named for General Grant and General Lee.
A party of Buckeye hunters got two deer on Cranberry last week. A big three snag buck fell to the lot of J. C. Duncan.
Five freight cars were derailed at the Kennison curve below Seebert Friday evening, delaying traffic several hours.
While cutting wood Monday morning Editor Kramer, of the Pocahontas Independent, caught his axe in a clothes line, causing it to strike him above the right temple, inflicting a deep wound requiring four stitches to close.
The diptheria situation in Marlinton is getting much better. So far this week no new cases have developed, and next Monday the school will reopen and things go on as usual. Through it never became necessary to make the quarantine rules rigid in the extreme, they have been carried out strictly and intelligently. Antitoxin was administered to those known to have been exposed to the disease, wherever a case developed the house was quarantined, and the inmates instructed by their physician as to precautions to be taken. A strict quarantine of the wage earners of the household, where they have not been in direct contact with the disease has not been considered necessary by the physicians of the town nor insisted up on by the board of health. The day before the school was closed several cases of diptheria developing in school, two score or more children were exposed to the disease.
THE DEMOCRATIC ROOSTER
The Pittsburg Post says the history of the Rooster as emblem of the Democratic party dates back to the year 1840, when William Henry Harrison, the Whig candidate, defeated Martin VanBuren, the Democratic candidate. In that campaign, a despondent Democratic postmaster of Indiana, Chapman by name, wrote a letter to the editor of the Indianapolis Sentinel in which he despaired of Democratic success. The editor replied in a word of cheer and concluded with the words “Crow, Chapman, crow.” The letter fell into the hands of the Whigs, who made much capital out of it and published it in their campaign papers, “The Spirit of 1776.” Four years later the Democrats turned the tables, James K. Polk defeating Henry Clay, and they did crow. From that day the rooster became the recognized emblem of the Democratic party.
BATH COURTHOUSE BURNS
The handsome new county courthouse of Bath county, at Warm Springs, burned to the ground at an early hour Friday morning. The fire was discovered at 1 o’clock but as there was no fire protection nothing could be done to save the building and by five o’clock it was a pile of ruins. Clerk of the courts F. L. Larue and others rescued from the clerk’s office many valuable books and papers, tho’ the bulk of the county and court records were in the vaults and escaped injury.
Joe Webb will soon complete his job of sawing lumber for the club house. He will then saw a set for the Minnehaha Hotel.
Frank Harper and little granddaughter, of Academy, were visitors at J. C. Loury’s Saturday evening.
Miss Anna Cleek, who is teaching at Millpoint, was seeing her parents on Knapps Creek Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Lynette McKeever came up from Lewisburg to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mr. Adkison.
John A. Cleek passed through town Saturday with a fine lot of colts which he had been pasturing on Williams River.
J. H. Doyle repaired the roof and windows of the Masonic Hall last week which had been damaged by the recent heavy wind storm.
Grandmother Adkison departed this life Friday evening here in the home of her daughter, Mrs. I. E. McKeever, who had faithfully and tenderly cared for her so long in her afflicted and helpless condition. For some years she had been a patient sufferer from rheumatism which developed into heart trouble and other complications which culminated in her death as above stated. We believe all her children were present when she died. His remains were interred near Buckeye Sunday evening.
Well, the election is past and the slain are cared for, and now we settle down to business, hoping all is for the best. Let us put our shoulder to the wheel and do what is right and all will be right.
Our farmers are butchering some fine pork. Our postmaster had one butchered that was guessed off at 350 pounds.
The railroad grading is being put through J. P. Wooddell’s farm at this time.
It snowed Sunday night and the rabbits are being chased by boys and old men.
S. B. Moore is building a large stock barn; Bob Jordan and Hake Townsend are doing the capenter work.
Dick Smith is hunting on Elk
Frank Young is slowly improving from the hurt he received last week by falling from the top of a truck of logs on the S. S. & B Ry.
Andy Hefner was calling on friends here last Sunday.
Clarence Barlow has accepted a position on A. C. Barlow’s farm.
The spelling bee at E. C. Smith’s school at Pine Grove schoolhouse last Firday night was largely attended.
It is very cold up here with a little snow.
Dr. D. H. McNeel was called to George Alderman’s Tuesday morning to see his daughter Ruby who is very ill; also the veterinarian was called the same day to see his fine black mare.
Carl, the little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Dameron Gladwell, is very ill at this writing.
Sherman Kellison got his hip broken last Monday.
Clive Alderman was shopping in town last Saturday.
Christmas is coming! Hurrah, for the sleigh bells.