Thursday, January 14, 1914
The wisdom of the protestant churches in discouraging their members from dances seems to have been fully proved. As long as we can remember, the Methodist faith and the Presbyterian foot have stood in the way of this method of entertainment. The modern hugging matches are the natural result of this social art. The heads of the churches have won their argument. The Archbishop of Paris, of the Roman Catholic church, has issued a decree forbidding the modern dance:
“We condemn the dance imported from abroad known under the name of the tango, which by its nature is indecent and offensive to morals and Christians may not in conscience take part therein.”
Two she bears and six cub bears were killed on Cranberry last week. Lumbermen working for the Cherry River Company saw where a big bear and three cubs had passed near the forks of Cranberry. A man named Farley took their trail and followed them to a hole under a cliff at Dogway. The bears were still much awake when he called, and they came out and he got them all. The cubs weighed nearly a hundred pounds each. A man named Bailey found where an old bear and her three cubs had gone to a hole and sent his dog in after them. The bears came out and were all killed. The cubs, dressed, weighed eighty pound each.
Willis McComb is building a telephone line from this place to his residence on Beaver Creek. This is a worthy enterprise which has been much needed, not only by Mr. McComb, but by all the people of that section.
H. M. Lockridge had the roads up Knapps Creek full of lumber teams during the fine sledding of last week; many thousands of feet of lumber was moved.
Edgar Smith and brother, who had been working for Lewis Dean on Anthonys Creek, came home last week, having finished their job.
The boys had a shooting match on the hill beyond the parsonage Saturday. Quite a few chickens and turkeys changed hands, we are informed.
January is giving us some old time winter at present.
A man at the log camp near here got caught by a log and was badly hurt, and may die.
D. L. Sheets of Greenbank, was appointed truant officer of Greenbank District by the board of education to serve the unexpired term of W. F. Wilfong, deceased.
J. H. Curry has been confined to his room two weeks with grippe.
10 degrees below Beckey Miller’s spring house, Tuesday morning, the 13th.
Russ and Gay Campbell and Win McElwee went to Knapps Creek Sunday to see their girls.
A great deal of lumber is being hauled to Stilington on sleds during this cold weather, although the roads are in bad condition too many holes that was not filled last summer.
We are having some genuine winter weather at present. It will teach us how to appreciate warm days when they come.
Ed Gabbert, after spending several hours tramping around in the woods with a gun on his shoulder in the attitude of a nimrod, reports game scarce.
Mrs. R. C. Cutlip died at Johns Hopkins Hospital, November 26, 1913, aged 48 years.
Sallie A. Arbogast died at an advanced age at her home in the Sinks of Pocahontas county on Friday, January 2, 1914.
Mrs. Mary E. Sutton, wife of James T. Sutton, died at her home at Arbovale, Saturday, January 10, 1914, at 1 p.m.
Mrs. Amos S. Gillispie died at her home in Cass Saturday, January 10, 1914.