January 23, 1913
It is the general opinion that Woodrow Wilson has the governmental situation well in hand and that the people can rest quietly in their homes in peace and safety.
An invaluable quality in a school teacher is to apprehend what bad boys are going to do before they do it and shake a warning finger at them. So Professor Wilson is warning the bad boys of Wall Street that if they tie a tin to the tail of Confidence and start something, that they will be called to account for their actions.
Dr. C. R. Austin, postmaster at Byesville, Ohio, referred to President Taft as a “big fat slob.” He was called up on the carpet at Washington, and on his return fell into a creek and was drowned.
Parcel post has proved a great factor in student life. They sent their laundry home for attention. It may be hard on mother but she attends to it and sends it back with a homemade pie or some other dainty included.
The preliminary examination of Frank Fowler, charged with tampering with mail matter when carrying the mail across Elk last summer, is set for Saturday, January 25. The young man is a son of B. S. Fowler, instead of B. R. Fowler, as stated last week.
On last Thursday the plant at Watoga of the Empire Kindling Wood Company was bid in by M. J. McNeel, Trustee, for $4,500, and the sale confirmed. This plant cost $31,500 to construct, is as good as new and has been operated profitably.
Austin Hamrick had a narrow escape from serious injury in the Millpoint Mill last Thursday. In working with the machinery his clothes got caught. He was painfully bruised.
Gilbert Eagle, an aged citizen, of Bath county, died at his home near Bolar, January 19. He will be remembered by Marlinton people, having often visited here. A peculiar coincidence was that his death occurred on the same day as that of John H. Rodgers, his neighbor. He and Mr. Rodgers married sisters and were married at the same time.
Died, the venerable Walter Alderman, at his home on the head of Douthards Creek, January 17, aged 72 years.
Married, at Durbin, January 22, Sterling B. Yeager and Mrs. Kate Auldridge. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Simmons, of Bartow, and the groom a well-known young man about Marlinton, a son of Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Yeager.
One of the prettiest of the New Year weddings was celebrated at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Julia Lockridge, at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 1913, at Durbin. when Gaddis K. Cavenah and Miss Lollie Gray Lockridge were united in marriage by Rev. H. Q. Burr, of the M. E. Church South...
Married at the residence of L. S. Cochran, Chas. W. McCoy and Miss Mabel Abrams, of Droop Mountain vicinity, January 22, 1913, the Rev. J. H. Bean officiating minister.
Ellen, little four-year-old daughter of Mrs. W. W. Camden, was very seriously burned about the face and head Saturday afternoon. The little child had poured lamp oil on the kitchen fire and the resulting explosion set fire to her clothes. Fortunately her mother was near and put out the flames, but not until the child was badly burned on the face, hands and head. Medical assistance was had immediately, and unless complications arise the little one will probably recover.
Glenn, little three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Miller, of Raymondsville, Missouri, was fatally burned at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Duncan, of Stony Creek, this county, Monday morning. A fire had been built in the yard at the wash place preparatory for the weekly wash. The little boy went too near the fire when no one was near and his clothes caught on fire. He was so badly burned that he died from his injuries the next morning.
We are having fine weather for January.
Hoover’s mill, from Brandywine, Pendleton county, is sawing a lot of lumber for Charles S. Wooddell.
P. A. Tracy had the misfortune to get kicked on the knee by a horse a few days ago. He is getting some better but still has a very sore knee.
Jesse Wooddell is the champion fox hunter. He killed a large red fox and got to school before 9 o’clock in the morning.
Mrs. D. L. Kerr, who was hurt pretty badly some time ago by a buggy upsetting, we are gald to say is able to be out again.
Born to Dorsey Freeman and wife, of Greenbank, January 1, 1913, an eight pound daughter.
Sam Spencer made a flying trip to Hightown, Virginia, Saturday, for a buggy. He says the roads are some muddy.
Fred Barkley got his foot badly mashed some time ago by a piece of lumber falling on it, but is able to be out again.
William Varner has gone to Bridgewater, Virginia, to take a Bible course.
D.J. Vandevander passed thro’ this section Saturday, taking his buggy to William Eye’s shop at Hightown, to get it repaired.
Lee Wilmoth has finished his barn which adds very much to the looks of his farm and the comfort of his stock.
There is quite a lot of sickness in this neighborhood.
We are having some pretty warm weather now.
Mrs. Sarah Barrett is very sick at her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hill were visiting at Nat Hollandsworth’s last Sunday
Mrs. Raymond Williams is very low at her home here.
Forrest Hill is building a six room house and will soon have it completed.
The Allegheny Sportsmens’ Association expect two car loads of fifty elk in a few days. The eighteen now in the park are doing fine.
The young people are all going around with long faces wondering what to do for amusement. There has not been a dance here this winter. It is time some of the “young old people” were giving them a party or a dance or some of them will “croax” pretty soon.
A very sad event happened on Knapps Creek Sunday night about eight o’clock, when Price Moore’s barn burned to the ground, burning up all its contents including on $500 team of horses, three sets of harness, wagon, Wilburn saddle, hay, grain, etc. The total loss will amount to $1,500 with $100 insurance. It is not known how the fire originated, and was not discovered in time to save any of its contents. Mr. Moore had purchased the team from Smith’s livery just a few days ago.
A great deal of sickness in the neighborhood. James H. Curry is improving some; John R. Warwick is not so well.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ellett’s little child, aged 16 months died Monday morning of pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Houchin’s little boy died Tuesday, near Hosterman.
Mrs. Sallie Grimes was badly hurt by her horse pulling her through the stable door. Five ribs were broken.
B. B. Campbell and L. M. Gum put in bids on the Star route mail from Dunmore to Sitlington.