Thursday, February 12, 1914
The town of Marlinton can now begin to put on a few airs and take her place with the rest of the famous cities of the world. A brand new, all steel, highly polished, upholstered palace pullman car has been named “The Marlinton” in honor of our hometown. The euphonious name of Marlinton is not shared with any other post office. We are much obliged to the Pullman company for remembering the best town in the world and if they will allow us we will show our appreciation by breaking a few bottles of seltzer water over her bow and by presenting her with a gilded cuspidor or a hand painted step ladder…
We had gone to Washington hunting a better town, and decided we liked Marlinton better and were hiking back home three days ahead of time…And lo, it was day and the beloved mountains looked down upon us. And we said our little piece which we have for just such occasions: “Ye crags and peaks, I am with you once again! I hold to you the arms you first beheld! Methinks I hear your echoes answer me. And bid your son a welcome home again!”
Having finished our devotions, we went out to get a bite to eat in the dining car, and on returning, studying the names of the cars, we came to our berth-place, and, in letters of gold, was the name “Marlinton.” And there was no G in it.
H. Lee White, of Minnehaha Springs, was a business visitor at the county seat Friday.
There have been more traveling salesman in Huntersville this week than we have ever seen before in the same length of time. Whether this is a sign of prosperity or adversity we leave the public to judge.
Sheriff L. S. Cochran and Attorney Frank Hill were here on business connected with Squire Poling’s court one day last week.
Mrs. Nancy Sharp, of Little Back Creek, Virginia, was visiting her brother Hugh P. McLaughlin on Browns Creek a couple of days last week.
Douglas McNeill, of Buckeye, delivered an interesting and very instructive lecture at the school building Saturday evening on “The World Through a Porthole.”
On account of the ill health of his wife, B. C. Poling is offering to sell his store at this place without money and comparatively without price. This is a good business stand and the purchaser of this business will be lucky indeed.
Dr. L. H. Moomau was called last Wednesday to see Mrs. Wm. Buzzard.
J. C. Dilley, of Marlinton, was in town a couple of days taking orders for fertilizer.
Mrs. Frances Buzzard is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Buzzard, who is very much complaining at this writing.
Mrs. B. F. Sharp is very much complaining at this time.
E. J. Rhea is suffering with a bealed finger.
Born to Mack Mann and wife, February 8, a son.
Misses Enid Harper, Clara Jordan, Beulah Moore and Cora Sharp and Sammy Sharp were visiting at Ellis Sharp’s Sunday.
John Campbell, who has been working on Campbell’s log train the past three years, has acepted a job with E. H. Robertson as fireman.
E. H. Williams is here this week scaling logs in place of Arthur Pifer, who is in Baltimore in a hospital for treatment.
We are having fine winter weather and the ground hog saw his shadow.
Elmer McLaughlin’s baby is sick with tonsillitis.
Jake Taylor is not any better at this writing.
We are glad to hear Mrs. George Kesler is improving so nicely and are expecting her home in a few days.
Mrs. Lydia McLaughlin is staying with her son, Elmer, helping nurse his sick child.
Little Forrest Sharp has been quite ill but is improving. We are sorry to hear of the little folks being sick.
Fine winter weather but somewhat cooler than usual.
Miss Nettie McCoy returned home Saturday from a two months’ visit with her sister in Fayette.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. May entertained quite a large crowd of our young people Saturday night with a candy stew and cake supper. Everyone who was present reports “the best time ever.”
N. D. McCoy, who has been confined to his home since the latter part of October with blood poison, we are glad to say was able to attend quarterly meeting at Academy Sunday.