100-Years-Ago

Thursday,
January 13, 1916

Quite an animated marriage scene was in evidence at Inframonte Cottage, Wednesday, 5th of January, 1916, at 7 p.m. when Henry H. Saddler and Miss Grace Alice Syms were joined in holy matrimony by Rev. Wm. T. Price. Mr. Saddler is a farrier by occupation, and a resident of the Swago neighborhood. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Symns, of Burr Valley, and is a very amiable and attractive young person. Mr. and Mrs. William Wardell, of Marlinton, near relatives and special friends chaperoned the parties very nicely indeed. Should the kind wishes of their almost numberless relatives and acquaintances be realized, a pleasant and hopeful future awaits these interesting young persons in their now blended lives.

Miss Sadie Simmons, daughter of Lafayette Simmons, of Durbin, aged 19 years, died in an Elkins hospital, December 27.

Hirsh Bros., of Harrisonburg, Virginia, who deal extensively in horses, will be here on Saturday, January 22, at Smith’s Livery Stable for the purpose of buying several car loads of horses. These men are well known to many Pocahontas horsemen as reputable, responsible business men.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beverage, a son, January 13, 1916.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Hawkins, a daughter, January 13, 1916.

The early morning trail was wrecked at Burnside Tuesday morning. The engine and tender derailed by a broken rail. Traffic was delayed several hours.

Domenik Soroci, an Italian, a foreman for the J. E. Moore Lumber company, was thrown from a truck in the log train last Thursday and had his leg badly mashed and broken below the knee. He was also hurt about the head, arm and body. He was brought to the Marlinton Hospital and is getting along well. The truck on which Soroci was riding was loaded with tie and jumped the track.

T.G. Cameron, who was arrested last week on a warrant from Towson, Maryland, charging non-support of his family, was taken back to Maryland last week. He had been here the past six months, employed at the light plant. The woman with whom he had been living since he came here left as soon as Cameron was arrested.

Report of the Stony Bottom School for the fourth month. Percent of daily attendance: boys 97; girls 96. Honor roll: Ellis Tallman, Dennis Tallman, Edgar Shinaberry, Warren McLaughlin, Raymond Hicklin, Maude Geiger, Marie Geiger, Truda Shinabery, Genevie Shinaberry, Eula Tallman, Mary Bailey, Ruby Bailey, Maud and Mabel Meeks, Mabel Beverage. Primary: Percent of attendance: boys 90; girls 98. Honor roll: Carl Shields, Jamie Bailey, Stanley McLaughlin, Ollie, Pearl and Reese Meeks, Howard Sites, Sterl and Grace McLaughlin, Della Shields, Annie Moore.

OAK GROVE
Christmas passed off very quietly in this part. The Christmas tree at the Oak Grove school house was greatly enjoyed by all the little folks.
Since the recent heavy rains all the streams are considerably swollen which makes it very disagreeable for some of the school children to cross where there is no footbridge. If the court would spend a few more dollars on foot bridges and less on gravel for the benefit of car owners, they would be more esteemed by the people in general…

COOKING EGGS
“Eggs should never be cooked,” says a culinary expert. “That sounds odd, but it is true. They should simply be congealed with slow heat. Everywhere I hear complaints about souffles and omelets. They fall or they never rise. But all that trouble could be avoided if the cooks only understood the relation of heat to eggs. The temperature should always be below the boiling point when eggs come in contact with the water. Then the heat will gradually penetrate the egg. The result will be a creamy mass instead of a hard and tough lump. That is the main principle in regard to eggs, and if that is followed cooks will not be be wailing about their flat omelets.”
THE CHANGE
OF A WORD
“You wouldn’t think there’d be enough difference between the definite and the indefinite article to matter much, would you,” said a woman who writes for a living. “I made a lifelong enemy of a woman once just by writing ‘the’ where I meant ‘a.’ It was an account of her wedding I was doing. I said something about the ceremony being performed at the home of the bride’s aunt, and then I added that there were present only the few friends of the family. The bride never got over that ‘the’ in from of few. It happened five years ago, and when my name is mentioned she still froths at the mouth.” –Washington Post

One of the important witnesses for the plaintiff was a young man who appeared to be the ne’er-do-well of the village. The attorney representing the railroad company attempted to attack the credibility of his testimony.
“What do you do for a living?” he asked.
“Oh, I don’t do much o’anything,” replied the witness.
“As a matter of fact,” pursued the counsel for the railroad company, “you’re nothing but a bum, and your father’s nothing but a bum. Isn’t that so?”
“Oh, I don’t know,” replied the witness, grinning, “you might ask Dad. He’s there on the jury.” – Exchange

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