100-Years-Ago

Thursday,
June 29, 1916

The man, Dobbin, who was hurt by a log rolling over him at Buckeye last Tuesday, died Saturday night. He was about 30 years old, and leaves a wife and two children. His home was at Jumping Branch, Summers county.
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Forty cents for wool and twenty six for green hides. That is enough to make men think of breaking into the farming game. A green hide will weigh as much as a hundred pounds and when a beast will yield $26 for the hide alone, it is enough to make men skin the cows each spring to get a supply of soft leather. These prices will hold until there comes a time when enough men go back to the farm to supply the demand. It may be that great corporations will have to be formed to raise cattle and crops.

WEDDINGS
Married, at the home of the bride, in Hillsboro, Wednesday, June 28, Rev. Eye officiating, Thos. McNeel and Miss Nora Kidd, both of Hillsboro. The bride is a popular and highly accomplished young lady. The groom is a wealthy and prosperous farmer of Little Levels. The newlywed couple passed through this town today enroute for Culpepper, Va., Washington, D. C. and other eastern cities on an extended bridal tour. Our best wishes are extended to them.
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A nicely arranged social event transpired in the parlor of Inframonte Cottage on Wednesday, June 21st, at 9 p.m. when Wade Chesley Galford and Miss Georgia Taylor were joined in holy matrimony by Rev. Wm. T. Price. Kent Chestnut was best man and Miss Grace Gum was bride’s maid. Miss Georgia Taylor and Miss W. C. Galford were present. By occupation, Mr. Galford is a farmer and woodsman with fine prospects. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Taylor and is a very attractive young person. May the kind wishes of their many friends be fully realized and in their blended lives may all be prosperous and joyous.

SLATY FORK
We understand that L.D. Sharp has resigned as postmaster and recommends Harry Baxter to take his place
We are striving to get a daily mail, and hope the department will grant it.
Jesse Hannah and Miss Violet Sharp have returned from Massey Business College, Richmond, where they have completed their course.
W. W. Kinnison and his carpenters are building a dairy, garage, etc. for L. D. Sharp

DURBIN
H. M. Lockridge was at Cheat Club Saturday.
Walter Cole was here for a load of hams and chickens for the Cheat Mt. Club.
Dave Dickson is the proud owner of a goat and wagon, fitted up for draying.
Loring Nottingham was in town and bought a wagon and a mowing machine.
Some very heavy lawsuits are before Squire Hudson and Squire Marshall this week.
Martin Wyatt got badly crippled at the Pocahontas tannery.

CASS
The manager of the baseball team reports that plans for the big Fourth of July celebration are progressing nicely and tells us to expect the biggest and best time ever on the Greenbrier.
The rain last Thursday night interfered with a tramp the young people of the town had planned. Instead they were entertained at cards at the home of Miss Lena Anderson. All report a very enjoyable time and are not a bit sorry that it rained.

ONOTO
Miss Nellie and Susie Kellison have been visiting their friends Mamie and Gracie VanReenen a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Duncan and little son were here over Sunday; the guests of Ms. Margaret Baxter.
Mitchell Barlow, who has been here the past month with his brother, Henry, returned to his home in Hackers Valley Tuesday. Lloyd VanReenan and Summers Galford passed here Tuesday on their way to Elk to skid logs for Williams & Pifer.
Little Nevanda Hill who has been here the past month with her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Ann Duncan returned to her home at Lobelia last week.

DUNMORE
Miss Malissa McLaughlin, who has been in Virginia about fifteen years, is back home on a visit.
Miss Geneva Noel, who has had a bad case of blood fever caused by running a rusty nail in her foot, is improving nicely.
Capt. C. B. Swecker was in the Hills last week and placed some nice orders for monuments. He reports fine grass and wheat and a bountiful crop of fruit on Browns Mountain.
D.A. Fisher and Son are painting Hevener Dilley’s fine new house.
I see from the Marlinton Journal F. M. Moore, of Durbin, has some gigantic wool, 10 3/4 pounds from one yearling ewe. Swecker can beat that. He has a two year old ewe that had 23 pounds in two years. This is a democratic ewe, and T. P. Moyers bought the wool in 1915 for 30 cents a pound and in 1916 for 40 cents a pound, and still wool is on the free list. Now that’s going some. He has been offered $10 for his sheep.

HILLSBORO
Henry Beard returned last week from the University at Morgantown where he has been a student in the agricultural department the past two years.
Miss McNeel Callison is on a visit to her brothers, Richard and Homer, in Virginia.
Geo. W. Callison went to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, last week where he bought a pair of fine young work horses.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Stulting motored to Highland county last week, accompanied by Miss Crummett, of Mill Gap, Va., who spent a couple weeks with Misses Mamie and Grace Stulting.

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