100-Years-Ago

Thursday,
May 11, 1916

London – The day light saving scheme by which the clock will be put ahead an hour is expected to be approved by the House of Commons Monday and will go into effect the following Sunday morning.
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Vegetation is very backward this year. The trees are beginning to show a little life but not enough leaves yet to interfere with compass work in the woods. Still we have hopes.
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Ernest, little son of Martin McDowell, aged a year, a month and a week, died Monday night, May 8, 1916, at his home at Campbelltown, of measles and pneumonia. Burial at the Brownsburg graveyard on Wednesday.
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W. W. Arbogast has bought the old Oliver place from J. W. Oliver. Reported price, $5,000.

COUNTY COURT
County court was in session on Monday and Tuesday. Lists of commissioners and clerks of election were presented by the county chairman of the political parties and approved by the court. A few minor corrections and omissions were made in the registration lists. Four thousand voters were listed, a falling off of four hundred from the registration of two years ago.

HIS OLD MAJOR GONE
MARLINTON DRY GOODS MAN HEARS OF THE
SUDDEN DEATH
OF HIS OLD COMMANDER
John Parker Murphy, one of the older residents of Marlinton, will measure you out a yard of calico or help in the selection of the right shade of ribbon. He is about as peaceful and quiet a citizen as you would find in a day’s journey. His voice is soft and his manner pleasant. Yet he served his year in the wild Irish brigade which joined the Boers in the Transvaal, and his major, was Major John McBride, that restless spirit, who as one of the leading Fenians taken red handed in the late revolt in Ireland and having been tried before a court martial of three army officers one day and condemned to death, and the hearing having been approved by the Sir John Maxwell, the Commander in Chief in Ireland, was taken out in the cold grey dawn of the morning and faced blindfolded a firing squad, and was killed.

LOCAL MAN
HONORED
Dr. O.H. Kee, of Marlinton, was named as one of the delegates from the Sixth Congressional District to the National Convention of the Progressive Party, which meets at Chicago June 7th, by the Progressive State Convention at Parkersburg last week. He did not go to the convention, and his selection as a delegate to Chicago came as a surprise, as it was unsought for and unthought. The state convention was well attended.
Theodore Roosevelt was endorsed for president, and the sentiment expressed that it was useless to attempt a combination or working agreement between the Progressive and Republican parties so long as the Republican party is dominated by the same persons who stole the nomination from Roosevelt four years ago. The present primary law if condemned [is] because it was framed with the special object of disenfranchising the independent voter and third party men, as only the Democratic and Republican parties are afforded opportunity to nominate in the primary. All true believers are asked to refrain from participating in the primary of June 6, as an effort will be made to get the Progressive ticket on the ballot this fall by petition. It will require not less than twelve thousand five hundred signers – not less than five percent of the total vote of the state – who did not vote in the primary.

DURBIN
Fine spring weather, and bark peeling, log cutting and planting garden is all in a rush.
The Mt. Lick Lumber Co. is doing a rushing business now. G. W. Friel is blacksmith and keeps up repairs to the satisfaction of all interested.
Lots of wagons from Virginia, bringing in produce of all kinds and loading back with gasoline for the Monterey garages.
Some second hand cars are being traded for horses and some for fun.
Lots of the Cheat Mt. Club are at Walter Cole’s now, fishing and having a good time. Good catches are being made.
J.C. Ashford has a fine horse and buggy. No auto for Craig.
William Bros. continue to add better stock and more horses, for the comfort of their passengers.
We do not know what the dog did with the robbers at Thornwood but we do know that the dog is gone and we think the robbers are looking out for themselves somewhere.

LOCAL MENTION
Lee Smith had a finger crushed off and minor injuries while working on a logging job for Williams & Pifer, at Clawson, one day last week.
John R. Poage is suffering from a badly mashed foot, a horse having tramped on him.
Amos Wooddell was here from Cass last Friday.
Captain Swecker was in town Saturday and cried a good sale for Odes Gibson.
Little Joe McNeel, so of Lanty McNeel, of Millpoint, has been very sick, but is better.
Mr. and Mrs. P.O. Herold, who have been visiting Wise Herold of Frost, started home Saturday. Mr. Herold is the cashier of the Citizens National Bank of Anthony, Kansas.
Mrs. Grace Moore, of Huntersville has returned from the Sheltering Arms Hospital with a diploma as a trained nurse, and will go to Wheeling next week to take the examination before the state board.
A carload of Ford automobiles was received by J.L. Baxter this week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Briggs, Marlinton, April 29, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stokes Reynolds, at West Marlinton, April 29, a daughter.

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