March 6, 1913
Among those who attended the inauguration at Washington Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Waugh, John Waugh, Edgar Herold, T. M. Ocheltree, J. M. Waybright, D. M. Boyer and C. A. Yeager.
Washington, D. C. – Secretary Knox today issued a formal announcement to the public that the income tax amendment is now a part of the constitution having been ratified by more than three-fourths of the states.
Henry Shinaberry lost a number of sheep by dogs Monday night.
Glenn Armstrong, of east Highland county, was thrown from his horse and his foot catching in the stirrup he was dragged half a mile. He was so badly injured that he died in a short time.
Some excitement was occasioned in the town of Durbin the other day when a Western Maryland locomotive whistle got “stopped open” and could not be shut off. For over an hour the continuous whistling woke the echoes and brought the people in for miles as they thought the town was surely burning up.
We learn that the debate at Durbin the night of the 22nd was the most noted of the season. But we will not say what it was noted for.
The postal department is advertising for bids for a changed mail service from Marlinton to Huntersville. The mail will leave Marlinton just after the 11:12 train and return in time to catch the 4:38 train in the afternoon. This will save the town of Huntersville a day’s time in mail matters.
Our basketball trip to Marlinton was a fitting climax to the end of our intercollegiate contest. This was the most enjoyable trip of the season, as expressed by all the boys.
The Marlinton people certainly take the cake for hospitality and sociability…. White Sulphur Sentinel
Mrs. Aaron Sharp had a “carpet rag” cutting last Tuesday that was enjoyed by all who were present.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jordan, last Wednesday, a daughter.
Misses Zula Jordan and Mattie Moore left last week for St. Louis, Mo., to take a course in trained nursing.
Messrs. Hiner & Fox spent Monday night with C. S. Curry. They had been out on a horse trading tour, and had some good looking stock.
We had quite a snowstorm Sunday, March 2.
The luncheon at Mrs. J. C. Hamilton’s was well patronized.
Our Sunday School is progressing nicely.
About four o’clock Thursday morning, February 13, 1913, S. W. Kelly and wife, who were sleeping in a distant room, heard the screams of his mother, Mrs. Anzabel Kelly. When they reached her she was enveloped in flames. They managed to put the fire out, but she was so badly burned that she lived only 12 hours and fifteen minutes. She could not tell how it happened, but we presume she dropped fire from her pipe and set her clothes on fire, as she was in the habit of getting up at night to smoke. Rev. J. W. King preached her funeral at her home from Job 14:14. Her remains were taken to Becca’s Creek in Randolph county, and laid beside her husband, John C. Kelly, who preceded her to the grave 17 years ago.
Charles Shinaberry made a flying trip to Dunmore last week in search of yearling cattle.
Ira Shinaberry, dealer in raw fur, shipped a nice bunch to New York a few days ago.
Cecil Shinaberry and sister, Miss Stella, and Dennis Grimes attended the entertainment at Stony Bottom.
John A. Beverage is preparing to set an acre of land in raspberry bushes and plum trees this spring.
Making maple syrup is on the program at present; a good flow of sap is reported.
It hath been decreed from now evermore,
No man shall rule his house as of yore!
And if their decreed be scornfully resisted,
Al Smith and Summers Sharp will have you arrested.
The above was found posted Thursday morning. It sounds like somebody had been trying to write poetry without license there for. The gentlemen referred to occupy the position of justice and prosecuting attorney respectively.
MRS. MARY J. WILSON
While earth was wrapped in her sable mantle of night and the hush of sleep was o’er all, a little company of near friends gathered to the bedside where one lay dying as men say; but in reality the body of Mary J. Wilson, tired and worn with many years of arduous existence, found a willingness to rest a while and her pure soul broke from the shackles of flesh and found a finer, fuller fellowship with him, her Savior, whom she had served long and well.
The subject of this brief sketch was born in the morning years of the last century and born into heavenly citizenship in the early morning glow of this new century, thus in her long eventful life she links well together the beginnings of two centuries…
Her earthly pilgrimage was 85 years, 7 months and 17 days as to duration; varied and triumphant as to type…