March 13, 1913
We are having some very rainy weather after the snowstorm.
Sugar making and plowing is the program.
Mrs. Q. W. Poage is suffering with a pain in her head.
Miss Sadie Simmons, of Buckeye, and Polly Gay were visitors at Q. W. Poage’s for several days. They left for home a few days ago.
Genevie Hannah, of Marlinton, is staying at Q. W. Poage’s.
Amos Sharp is clearing some new land for corn this spring.
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. George Friel’s died at Cloverlick Saturday and was buried at Poage Lane graveyard Monday afternoon.
Hoxie and Lee McClung played music for the entertainment at Stony Bottom Friday night the 28th, and they report a fine entertainment and a large crowd of people were out.
Fine sugar weather.
Quite a bit of plowing is being done.
A lot of hauling is going on; it is a fine time to haul in the mud – it’s not so hard on the wagon tires.
Mrs. Julia Lockridge spent a week in town.
Bill Smith bought a yoke of oxen and a stump puller.
There will be a debate at the Curry schoolhouse Saturday the 15th.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ervin’s little daughter, aged nine years, died Tuesday morning, of diphtheria, and was buried at the Ervin graveyard Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Eye’s little child aged two months died last week.
Cam McLaughlin lost a $300 mare.
Win. McElwee got himself a dog to keep the hog out of the mill.
We would like to get Joe Buzzard and his mule to carry the mail from Ronceverte to Bartow – the trains are so unregular.
There has been a great deal of sickness in this part for some time.
Mrs. Levi Baxter is on the sick list at this time.
J. L. McNeill has been very much indisposed with a lame back for a few days. Elbert Hannah, of Cloverlick, who has been driving a team for Smith and McLaughlin, left for a trip to Clarksburg, Sunday.
Charles and Emmett Galford have sold their sawmill near Dunmore and returned home.
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jackson, who has had bronchial pneumonia, is improving rapidly.
S. C. Baxter and sons are putting out some fine hardwood lumber. They are cutting maple trees that scale 2,100 feet and there are many almost as large.
A. C. Barlow was here a few days ago doctoring sick cows and horses.
Fielding Pritt is very low at his home on Droop Mt.
A. L. Kershner lost a fine horse last week.
The entertainment at W. P. Kershner’s the 6th was well attended. Harper Bitter was guest of honor.
H. R. Barrett has purchased a fine driving and saddle horse of his father, D. S. Barrett.
J. R. Gum, of Greenbank, came up to Jas. Gillispie’s last Tuesday after a stump puller. He says he has got tired plowing around stumps.
Charles Varner, of Virginia, was in this neighborhood last week buying sheep.
Billy Riley is breaking a pair of mules for S. B. Hannah.
Winnie Gillispie caught a rat the other day and was badly bitten on each hand, but the wounds are doing well, we are glad to say.
Prayer meeting was held at the Cummings Creek schoolhouse last Sunday morning which was attended by a very large congregation.
We notice that some of the correspondents call this Beaver Creek, but we don’t think Cummings and Beaver Creek have quite united yet.
W. J. Yeager returned from Baltimore where he was getting machinery for the ice plant to be established here.
H. M. Lockridge has received an immense finely mounted moose head, which, we presume, will be put in the club house of the Allegheny Sportsmens’ Association now being built at Minnehaha Springs.
The kitchen of the McLaughlin house, the oldest building in town, is being torn down. We would presume that it was built not less than seventy-five years ago. In the garrett was found an old loom in perfect condition, with a yard or so of cloth as it was left at the end of a day’s work years and years ago.
The large barn of J. B. Pyles, of Seebert, burned down March 5, the fire being discovered about midnight. Besides the building, some feed, fifteen tons of hay, binder, drill, windmill, two wagons and other machinery and property was destroyed. The loss is about $25,000, and no insurance. It is not known how the fire started. Fortunately the wind was up the river and drew the fire away from the house. Burning shingles were blown half a mile. Fifteen head of stock were in the barn but were gotten out. Mr. Pyles is just able to get around a little on a leg broken last November.
Died, George Earl, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris McLaughlin, [of Dunmore], of spinal meningitis, March 6 at 6 a.m. aged one year, eleven months and six days. He was sick three weeks to the day. Interment took place at the Dunmore cemetery. The family wishes to thank the entire community and friends for services rendered during the sickness of their little boy. The parents and family have the deepest sympathy of the neighborhood.
“He is sleeping, calmly sleeping,
In a new made grave today;
We are weeping, sadly weeping,
For our darling’s gone away.
One by one the gentle Shepherd,
Gathers lambs from every fold,
Folds them to his loving bosom,
With a tenderness untold
He is waiting, ever waiting,
For the friends he loved the best.
And he’ll gladly hail their coming,
To the mansions of the blest.”