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Thursday, November 20, 1913

A tall blond man went to the farm of Mrs. Virginia Wamsley near Elkins, and represented that he was Ed Whiting, of Whiting Brothers, lumber jobbers, of Watoga, this county. He bought a team of horses from Mrs. Wamsley for $675.00, giving a check on the Bank of Marlinton. The check proved to be a forgery. The horses were discovered in a pasture belonging to Harry Hedrick, of Horton, and restored to Mrs. Wamsley, but this malefactor has not been identified or apprehended.

“Horse drowned in a fog” reads the heading in the Daily Post, of Scarborough, England. But the horse was in a pond into which he had walked during a dense fog.

STONY BOTTOM

W. H. Fisher has completed his sawing contract with Wilson Brothers Lumber Co., and has moved to Elkins.

Glendy Lytton came home last week from Akron, Ohio, where he has been working in the rubber factories.

Lawrence Wilfong, the blacksmith, is going to quit the trade for a while and work for J. H. Pace, near Clover Lick.

D. L. Beverage raised the largest, and nicest crop of turnips of any one in the vicinity.

Anthony Barnett and Albert Shinaberry was camping and trapping on Gauley River. They came home during the snowstorm, but have returned to their camp.

Ellis Moore, Frank McLaughlin and Ballard McCalpin, the champion trappers, are having a good time this year.

 

SUNSET

Railroad talk seems to be the order of the day.

Harry and M. E. Shinaberry, who have been spending some time in the east, have returned home.

 

W. G. Ruckman and son have returned from Elk.

 

William Corbett has finished sawing for Huntly and Son.

 

The Sunset School has organized a literary society.

 

Jake Irvine has been hauling blocks to the white pine shingle company.

 

J. A. Cleek bought a fine horse from W. G. Ruckman.

 

C. C. Sheets has a good shingle mill for rent

 

J. C. Harper is working in the office of the Huntley Lumber Co., at Huntersville.

 

Newton Moore and Son have been doing some fine work on the telephone lines. We are glad to see this good work go on for our lines have given poor service for some time.

 

YELK

Mr. and Mrs. C. G. McGuire were at Marlinton Monday. Their son is not improving as fast as we would like to see him.

 

The schools here are being taught by Miss Grace Stewart and Miss Myrtle Baxter.

 

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Winters Gibson, November 14, a son. Mother and child are doing nicely.

 

Sam Rider was at Slaty Fork Monday.

 

Cecil Boggs is carrying the mail from Yelk to Marlinton.

 

Harland Gibson was hauling goods for L. D. Sharp last week.

 

Mrs. Amos Wooddell is home again after spending a few days in Marlinton. They will soon go to housekeeping in Marlinton.

 

Dick Smith, of Edray, is in this neighborhood hunting.

 

Clark Hannah and Lottie Gibson were Marlinton visitors Monday.

 

S. D. Waugh, of Indiana, and John Gay were visiting in our neighborhood hunting.

 

Vergie Gibson is staying with Mrs. G. L. Hannah.

 

THORNEY CREEK

We had heavy rains after the snow and a good deal of damage was done to timber, and roads are very bad.

 

Most of the people are through with their fall work.

 

Butchering is the order of the day. Hogs are scarce and very high; there don’t seem to be any for sale. Stock is doing well.

 

Willie Buzzard was a caller in this part recently.

 

The box supper at Mt. Zion school was a failure on account of the rain and snowstorm.

 

Alva Sharder is home from Clover Lick with a mashed foot.

 

W. C. McLaughlin and A. E. Fertig were calling in this part recently.

 

Mrs. N. M. Fertig and J. A. Shrader had been suffering with rheumatism.

 

Austin Sharp and son made a flying business trip to Clover Lick.

 

A. L. and G. A. Fertig and G. H. Shrader made a trip to the Dunmore mill.

 

A. L. Reed, our hustling merchant, is hauling in supplies from Clover Lick.

 

THOMAS CREEK

Plenty of rain and snow and lots of mud. The health of the community is good. W. S. Gragg is improving slowly.

 

Hunting is the order of the day but not much success. Will Deputy and Harry Taylor soared out a six prong buck about ten steps from them. They shot 21 shots at it and never cut a hair. It ran over Frank Deputy and they asked him why he didn’t shoot at it. He said he didn’t want to scare the deer any worse than it was.

 

Albert Perry is building himself a house.

 

Simpson Gragg and Russell McLaughlin are doing a rushing business cutting logs. Their average is 100 logs a day.

 

There will be preaching at the McLaughlin school house Sunday the 23, by Rev. Hume.

 

Austin Sharp passed through enroute to Clover Lick.

 

George Fertig passed going to the Dunmore roller mill.

 

HILLSBORO HIGH SCHOOL

Prof. F. B. Trotter, Dean of the Arts and Science in the West Virginia University, will lecture in the auditorium on Friday, December 5, at 8 p.m. Prof. Trotter was connected with the W. VA. Weslyan College for eighteen years prior to his connection with the State University in 1907. Everyone should come to hear this scholarly and probably the most popular school man in the state. Admission twenty five and fifteen cents. Proceeds cover expenses and buy library books.

 

Mr. F. P. Kidd a patron of our schools pleasantly conducted chapel service on Monday and gave an encouraging talk.

 

On Friday night, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. the Shakespeare Literary Society will render the following program. Debate Resolved, that holidays occurring during the week should be celebrated on the following Friday. To affirm, Henry Beard and Linn Overholt. To deny, Walter Williams and Bascom Kirk. Readings, Henry Kelley and Mary Roger; Book review, Florence Barnett and Glenn Clark; Aneodotes, Nora Kidd and William Caekley; and extemporaneous speeches, Faye Grose and Zela Wade.

 

 

 

 

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