February 20, 1913
The past few spring-like days brought out the blue birds and robins in numbers. Though so mild has been the winter these birds never left us.
Sergeant Anderson arrested a coke fiend this morning, whose hallucinations took the line of wireless telegraphy. He first created a disturbance in the phone office. He was sending and receiving messages from Davis, Ohio and elsewhere. He gave no name and there was nothing on him by which his identity could be established. He said he worked in the woods.
FOUR BEARS KILLED
Adam Baxter and his engineering corps, who are surveying a railway line on the head of Tea Creek for the Greenbrier, Cheat and Elk River Railway Company, killed a big she bear and her three cubs one day last week. In coming into camp Harry Baxter heard what sounded to him like the whining of young pups under the root of a big tree that had been blown down. He started to look to see what was in the hole and a tremendous big bear looked out in his face. He backed out and went to camp for reinforcements. A shot gun was brought, and it took three shots to dispatch the bear. In the mix up the cubs were also killed. The old bear was very large and fat and weighed over three hundred pounds. The cubs were about as big as cats.
Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Yeager have gone to housekeeping in the Ison Waugh building on Camden Avenue.
Mrs. Lena Waugh is very sick with a dropsical affection at the home of Wallace Irvine in the Flatwoods.
Miss Bessie Cornwell has so far recovered from her recent attack of pneumonia as to be at her place in the postoffice.
The venerable Joseph Simmons, of Watoga, is spending some time at the home of his son, Pat, and taking medical treatment. Some weeks ago he was thrown from a horse and badly shaken up.
J. P. Bear, of the Levels, was a caller at this office, Tuesday. He is experimenting, and right succssfully too, in the culture of alfalfa.
Wesley Barlow, of Stony Creek, was a caller at this office, yesterday morning. He has wintered up strong and hearty and was able to walk down.
We are having plenty of mud but no ice. Don’t fear, old February has never failed for ice.
There is quite a bit of sickness in this community – colds and grippe.
Mrs. Charlie Shinaberry has been suffering from hoarseness but is improving.
Miss Florence Shinaberry has been sewing for Mrs. Jarper Beverage the past week.
We learn that E. J. Williams is moving his sawmill on his place at Limestone Run. Orval Malcomb had the misfortune to get his hand badly mashed this week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Amos Sharp, February 11, a ten pound boy. Mother and child are doing fine.
W. L. Herold sold his engine and planer to Gum Bros. at Dunmore. They were here Tuesday and moved the engine.
W. H. Alderman and R. L. Crummett are building a bungalow on the former’s lot. As leap year is gone they have resolved to keep bachelor’s hall for the next four years.
Mr. Joseph and J. Hamed were up from Marlinton Sunday.
A good many of the boys attended the debating society at Huntersville Friday night. The question for debate was, Resolved: That America’s shame exceeds her glory, was thoroughly discussed.
Dr. J. B. Lockridge was called to Mt. Grove Monday to set a broken leg for Lightburn Kellison.
There was quite a little excitement here Sunday when 47 of the 68 elk got out. They had been fighting in the corner of the fence and had broken some of the wire. So far they have succeeded in getting twelve back in. The rest are still in the woods near the park and it is hoped they will be gotten back in a few days.
John Grogg, wife, and daughter, Hazel, of Boyer, were pleasant callers here Thursday and Friday.
Sterling McElwee, Moser Herold, of Minnehaha Springs, and Jack Kincaid and Clyde Waugh, of Marlinton, were pleasant callers here Sunday afternoon.
Arden Killingsworth and Zed Smith, of Marlinton, attended the Literary Society here Friday night.
The Literary Society was just fine Friday night. The debate, Resolved: That Lee was a greater General than Grant, which was thoroughly discussed by Misses Maymie Ginger and Lollie McComb on the affirmative and Miss Kathleen Carey and Rev. O. P. McNeil on the negative. The decision of the judges was two for the affirmative and one for the negative.
The question for next Friday night is, Resolved: That money has more influence on mankind than education. To affirm – C. C. Caynor, E. G. Herold; to deny – H. M Lockridge, D. L. Walker.
Ice Houses in our burg have been filled during the recent cold snap.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rhea, a pair of twin boys.
J. C. Harper was in town Friday, having some buckwheat ground at the new mill and doing some shopping.
Fine winter weather. Quite a bit of ice has been put up.
Gum & Gum have their planer set ready for work. TI. M. says, “I dad, we can plane anything from a wagon hub down to a corset splint.”
The debate at Dunmore was fine. Some of the boys got too much applejack for their box supper.
If we had four to six inch tires on our big wagons, our roads wouldn’t look so much like a fresh plowed potato patch.
We are having a very interesting Literary Society at Cherry Grove; we hope the young people will all take part in the society.
Born to James Galford and wife, a daughter.
Mrs. Caroline Collins’ house caught fire one day last week, but no damage was done.
Samuel Sheets was in our neighborhood buying lambs recently.
H. L. Kesler was looking over the road near William Collins’, and attending court at Durbin last week. Mr. Kesler is a hustler.
In reporting a raid on a poker game two weeks ago, this paper stated that H. S. Rucker was one of the number arrested. In this we were mistaken, as Mr. Rucker was not present when the raid was made and was not put under arrest, and we readily make this correction.
Died, February 11, 1913, Miss Minnie M. Mays, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Mays, of Locust, (Break Neck) this county, aged 37 years. Her death was due to typhoid fever, with complications.
Mrs. Jacob Townsend died at her home at Edray last Tuesday, February 13, of brights disease, after a long illness, aged about 30 years.
Mrs. Kelley, a very aged lady, was burned to death at the home of her son, Seebert W. Kelley, near May, last Thursday night. She had gotten up from bed and in lighting a match had set her clothes on fire. When discovered, she was so terribly burned as to be beyond help.
Olivia Ervine, aged 13 years, daughter of Mrs. W. L. Ervine, died at her home in Marlinton Tuesday morning, February 18, of spinal meningitis.
Edith, the little one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Salagiver, died of bronchial pneumonia, Thursday, February 13, at her home near Edray.