January 30, 1913
Walter F. Alderman, an ex-Confederate soldier of the 19th Reg. of Virginia Cavalry in Co. I. died at his home in this county, January 17, 1913. He was as true as steel to the cause he embraced. In battle there was no braver soldier. He had the honor of being with General Early in his famous advance on Washington and was in the battle of Cedar Creek and Fisher’s Hill, and all the series of battles against General Sheridan. After four years of this horrible slaughter, this weary, foot-sore soldier returned to his old home with an honorable discharge, to live an honest and peaceful life. He leaves five sisters, one brother and many friends to mourn his loss. Under the sod waiting the judgment day – at peace with his Maker and his God. E. A.
Ellen, little four-year-old daughter of Mr. W. W. Camden, died at her home, Monday at noon, January 27, 1913. Ten days before, the little girl had been terribly burned in pouring oil on a fire. These burns resulted in her death. The funeral service was conducted by Revs. Bean and Rachal. The bereaved mother and family have the sympathy of the entire community.
John W. Lindsay, a well-known farmer from Pocahontas county, who has been a patient at the Davis Memorial Hospital, left for his home today. Mr. Lindsay stayed here a few days on account of a polypus on his nose, which was removed. – Elkins Daily Inter-Mountain
One E. M. Hedrick, of Randolph county, spent a few days and nights in the jail here this week. He and his wife drove into town the other day, put the horse up at the livery barn and proceeded to rent a house and prepare for housekeeping. However, the keeper of a millinery store recognized Hedrick as the man who in November 1912, passed himself off as a merchant of Durbin and obtained credit for an $18 bill of millinery. A warrant was issued for Hedrick charging him with obtaining goods under false pretense, and Hedrick was soon in jail. The storekeeper did not wish to prosecute unless the money for the goods was not forthcoming. The only thing of value the couple possessed was the horse which belonged to Mrs. Hedrick and she was a little slow in putting her property up for her husband’s release as the millinery goods had never been given to her. Finally she relented and the horse now stands for her husband’s cost and indebtedness, and they have gone their way. Hedrick says he intended to pay for the goods, but that he was put in jail by the Randolph authorities for selling whiskey before he had time to send the money.
January is almost gone and no ice put away for next summer.
There has been a few cattle sold and at very good prices.
Hay is plentiful and rather slow sale.
Miss Flossie Conrad went back to her school last Monday after being at home a week with a bad spell of grippe.
There has been quite a rush in our town to get goods while they are selling cheap.
Died, on last Sunday morning, the infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. Don Nicholas. Also on Monday morning, infant of Mr. and Mrs. Less Ervine. Two more precious buds transplanted in Heaven to bloom on the evergreen shore. The sorrowing friends have the sympathy of the community.
Reed Gay and his partner were at W. E. and Dives Sharp’s buying fur.
W. H. Shearer is doing a big job of skidding for Campbell Lumber Company.
W. L. Barlow is peeling a load of pulpwood at Red Lick Siding.
A. S. Gay crippled one of his horses.
Henry Shearer is cutting timber on the Henry Barlow tract on Dry Creek.
Edgar Smith skidded one red oak log last week that scaled 1,800 feet, besides three other logs in the tree.
The community was shocked by the sudden death of little Glenn Miller, aged two years. He was a bright child and much loved by all who knew him. The bereaved mother and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. G. P. Moore, and the little body was laid to rest in the Cochran graveyard, Thursday the 23rd.
Margaret Ann Cassell, wife of James Cassell, deceased, died in her 85th year at the home of H. L. Kesler, where she has made her home since 1886. She had been a member of the Southern Methodist Church for a number of years. Her illness was the grippe, and the infirmities of old age made her suffering too great for her to stand. The end came peacefully though her suffering was intense. She expressed her willingness and desire to be free from this prison house and join those on the other side where old age and infirmities are not known. Aunt Margaret leaves a host of friends and relatives, nine children, all living, sixty grandchildren, with seven dead, and fifty-two great-grandchildren, with five dead. A few days before her death she requested that her old pastor, Rev. H. Q. Burr, should preach her funeral at the home and that all her burial fixtures should be plain. Her wishes were carried out. Rev. Burr preached to a large crowd from the 4th chapter and 9th verse of Hebrews, after which her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband to wait the resurrection morning.
“Why should our tears in sorrow flow,
When God recalls his own
And bids them leave a world of woe
for an immortal crown?
“Is not e’en death a gain to those
Whose life to God was given?
Gladly to earth their eyes they close,
To open them in Heaven.
“Their toils are past, their work is done,
and they are fully blest:
They’ve fought the fight, the victory won,
and entered into rest.”
And then it snowed a little once again.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ashford’s infant child died last week and was buried at Jim Sutton’s.
Mrs. Capt. C. B. Swecker has not been able to be out for three weeks.
In regard to the letter from Lexington, VA., and the man and the mule in the mud hole. We did not want to say anything about the mud holes in the road about Dunmore. They are about all hole. A few days ago there was a four horse mule team lost in one of the mud holes between Dunmore and Sitlington and all that could be seen was the horse’s breath working through the mud. Selah. We would like to see the county court and the road monkey pass through this section in an areoplane with the road roller behind them.
The Allegheny Improvement Company is building a dry kiln.
One car of 25 elk arrived in Marlinton, Tuesday in good condition. They were hauled out to the park on Wednesday on wagons. There will be another carload in in a few days.
The Minnehaha Springs Improvement Co., is making arrangements to begin work on the new hotel. The foundation was put in last fall, and work will begin as soon as the weather permits.
Some of our people attended the debating society at Huntersville Friday night, and report a very enjoyable time. This is one of the best debating societies Huntersville has ever had. If you go once you are sure to go all the time.
Mrs. C. L. Moore and her very attractive daughter, Madge, were visiting at Elmer Moore's on Sunday.
O. E. Gum, proprietor of the White Star mill, is in Highland and Bath on a business trip. Mr. Gum has a good outfit, practically new, and can do most any kind of grinding. He grinds every Saturday, and makes a specialty of grinding buckwheat.