100-Years-Ago

Thursday,
June 1, 1916

This year there were two graduates from the Marlinton High School, Miss Pearl Carter and Miss May Burns. They received their diplomas at the graduating exercises held in the Opera House last Friday night. The address was by Dr. W. A. Kepner, of the University of Virginia, who spoke on “The Place of Education in Life.” At the same time the free school graduates of Edray and Huntersville districts received their diplomas.
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Mrs. F. R. Hunter has a most beautiful specimen of the Rhododendron (common mountain laurel) from a conservatory at the Hot Springs. This particular rooted flower was transplanted to France and improved. A lovelier bloom could not be imagined. The identity is perfectly preserved but greatly beautified. The leaves, formally stiff, are supple and small. The possibilities of improvement.
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Three rainbow trout, the combined weight of which was eight pounds, were caught in Little River at the head of Greenbrier by a fisherman one day last week. The largest trout was 27 inches long.
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Emmett Sharp, 14 year old son of Hanson Sharp at Harter, shot off the second toe of his foot last Friday. He was carrying a gun, a 38 Winchester, barrel down, and in some way it was accidentally discharged, the ball passing through his shoe.
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Guthrie McClintic, who has been visiting at the home of L. M. McClintic for the past six weeks, returned to his home in New York Friday, stopping by Charleston to visit his uncle, G. W. McClintic.
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Mrs. Marion White, at Woodrow, who was kicked by a cow and severely injured about the knee, is making a satisfactory recovery.

LOCAL U.S. MARINE GUARDS GERMAN WIRELESS
To guard the powerful German Trans-Atlantic wireless station at Sayville, L.I., N.Y., Elmer D. McComb, of Huntersville, this county, was recently dispatched with a detachment of United States Marines to that place.
Elmer, who is a son of Mrs. Martha Buchanan, of Huntersville, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at Cleveland, Ohio.
Young McComb is widely known in this community and his many friends will be pleased to learn of this assignment to this important duty.

KILLED BY TRAIN
Frank Alderman was killed at Denmar Wednesday as he was trying to board a moving freight train on the Greenbrier Division. He fell under the train and was run over. Both legs were cut off and he died almost instantly.
He was a young man about twenty one years old, and had been working at Camp 3 of the Maryland Lumber Company.
He was unmarried. His father is George Alderman, foreman for the J. E. Moore Lumber Company of Mt. Grove. Va.

GREENBANK
Ellis H. Moore went to Durbin last Monday in his auto and was accompanied by Mrs. W. H. Hull, who is on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Arbogast, of that town.
Messrs. McLaughlin and White were around last week kissing babies and asking for votes.
J. H. Curry is tearing down the old tan house and rebuilding his post office which when it is completed will add very much to the looks of his property in town.

DUNMORE
We had a fine rain which was badly needed.
Howard McElwee was up last week and broke his machine in the McLaughlin ford, which detained him one day and two nights. $30 to repair. Had there been a bridge there, the accident would not have happened.
Quite a gang from Dunmore were in Marlinton Saturday to see the show.
Allen Galford killed an eagle that measured five feet nine inches from tip to tip and the tail feathers not included. The eagle had been carrying off lambs. Allen says the eagle tried to get in his whiskers – they will fight like a Spaniard.
The post office at Deer Creek was broken into last Friday night and robbed of about $75. The office was kept in the Company’s store. Paul Mauzy, the bookkeeper and manager, kept his eyes open and followed the fellow around a day or two, had him arrested and got most of the money back, and had him put in the lock up at Cass and the son-of-a-gun made his escape.
Quite a good many people attended the funeral of D. B. McElwee at Driscol Sunday. In the death of D. B. McElwee the county loses a good man and citizen.

BUCKEYE
This is fine weather to make corn grow but hot on cut worms, and the candidates are sweating to beat the band.
The voters are up against the hardest proposition they ever had, the primary ballot. There are so many candidates that one-fourth of the voters won’t know how to mark their tickets. I filled out my ticket in the county paper the way I want to vote and I have to look over it once a day so I won’t forget. I don’t like the style at all. The G.O.P. has a hard time to center on a candidate for president…
There don’t seem to be any calf buyers around. This is a presidential year and times will be dull as common.

BIRTHS
Born to Mrs. James McComb, May 11, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Wardell, of Marlinton, May 19, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Swigart, of Marlinton, May 20, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCoy, of Marlinton, May 23, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Grimes, on Browns Creek, May 24, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Duncan, of Marlinton, May 26, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Webster, of Marlinton, May 27, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ligon Mace, of Yelk, May 26, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Grimes, a daughter, and to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer McLaughlin, a son.

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