Thursday, April 9, 1914
The month of March was the coldest known in this part of the country for sixteen years at least, that being the duration of the observations taken at the weather station at Elkins. The normal average temperature is 39.1 and for the past month it was 24. The warmest March in that period was in 1903, with an average temperature of 49. March had the coldest day recorded in 16 years – the 21st with the thermometer three degrees below zero. Precipitation for the month was 2.34 inches. Normal 4.07 inches. Clear days 6, partly cloudy 8, cloudy 17. Snowfall 20 inches. Warmest day 70 degrees on the 26th.
Little Glendolyn McKeever pulled a teakettle of hot water on herself Saturday and was scalded quite painfully.
Cameron McElwee and Gilbert Sharp, of Minnehaha Springs, were business visitors here Saturday.
Harry McComb and John Coughlin have been very much indisposed for several days.
J. W. Loury is rusticating awhile here after spending the winter in Greenbrier county.
Mrs. Wallace McLaughlin and daughter Grace, were doing some photography work here Saturday.
Miss Mayme Ginger will attend the teacher’s examination at Cass this week.
The road from here to Marlinton is so bad that it is dangerous to try to travel it.
Mrs. B. F. Sharp returned last Saturday from Marlinton where she went to take the postoffice examination. We hope she stood it all right and will continue to be our kind and accommodating postmistress.
Clyde Buzzard is away at school preparing to become a teacher.
Winfred McElwee was in town for a short while Saturday.
Next Sunday is Easter and let not one forget what it celebrates.
Joe Fertig’s mashed foot is improving.
Mrs. Pearl Moore, of Knapps Creek, was shopping in town Tuesday.
It begins to look like spring is here, but the cold nights keep the grass short. No spring plowing has been in this part of the county yet, and no oats sowed.
Arbovale is getting a railroad at last. The Range Lumber co. is pushing the work right along.
P.P. Oliver was in the neighborhood last Saturday, buying some stock sheep.
James Wilfong has been making some improvements on his farm in the way of putting up wire fence, etc.
Mrs. Cora Wooddell had quite a carpet cutting one day last week.
J. W. Grimes is hauling grain from the Dunmore mill.
A. W. and F. L. Fertig made a trip to Clover Lick for a load of fertilize, Thursday.
Morgan Grimes is quite feeble. He is bordering on his 84th year.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Beverage are visiting their daughter, Mrs. George Gay, on Elk.
U. W. Beverage, one of our most successful cattle raisers of this part has the best bunch of calves in this section.
The most of the farmers are getting of feed, but stock has wintered fine except sheep and they are getting poor.
It looks like sugar making season is going to be rather short this spring.
Emery Miller bought a fine bunch of yearling ewes of Amos Beverage a few days ago.
Frank Beverage had the misfortune of getting his leg badly hurt last Saturday while on his way to Clover Lick.
E. E. Phillips is going to get some boats and boat his lumber to the Carter crossing, for there is no road.
Mrs. Hoover continues very ill.
Gay Campbell of Dunmore, is clerking for Jones & Co.
Easter service at the Presbyterian church next Sunday Mrs. Plummer Kennison will have charge of the training. All who have not heard Mrs. Kennison sing will miss a grand treat if they do not come out.
It begins to look like spring has come at last and the farmers are plowing and getting ready to sow oats.
Several of our people are attending court at Marlinton this week.
A. C. Barlow took a fine bunch of cattle to his mountain place, Monday.
E. E. Phillips was hurt at Smith’s mill last week by a pile of lumber crushing him against his wagon.
Snowdrifts still on the hill tops as mute witnesses to the winter stunt that West Virginia can perform.
Farmers have commenced plowing and preparing for spring crops. The weather has been bad for outdoor work because of rain and mud.
Some sickness in the neighborhood. To those who are afflicted we recommend the climate fourteen hundred miles south of John Barlow’s store, where the altitude is about three feet above sea level.
Sam Rider and Jim Gibson are making molasses this spring.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Jack, March 27, a son.
April came in a little moist.
Clyde Sheets lost a good horse Monday.
Morgan Curry and Harry Carpenter have moved to town. A railroad always booms a town.
Travelers on the road between Dunmore and E. N. Moore’s wagon are taking the creek for a road. If some road drags were put on the roads and drag the ditch open and fill the center of the roads people could get over then. Then not gravel good roads but put the gravel on the worst roads and the ones most traveled over.
Harry Gum cut his foot very badly.
We are having some fine weather since ground hog days are out. I. B. Bumgardner gets a report from the weather bureau every few days but is going to stop it and get his report from the ground hogs,as they have been ruling the weather so far.