August 31, 1916
The time is coming and will soon be here when the minds of men will turn to the comforts of religion as they did in the days of old whenever life became too complicated and men were forced to realize that they could not understand it. Humanity has to be broken on the wheel to bring it to a sense of its nothingness. The time is coming when the press will devote its best thought and effort to the subject of religion. The editorials of the future upon this subject will not be the perfunctory things that we all remember, but will deal with it as the one important affair of life. The time is coming when the only man who is indifferent to the question of religion will be the fool who lacks the mental ability to realize that in the stern repression enjoined by the church is to be found the only means to avert the tragedies of society. Men with tormented souls will set about to save their children from the fire they themselves have suffered from. Under the modern mode of life it is only by the grace of God that all men are not criminals and all the women not on the street.
The awakening has already come to Europe. There the young men were caught in the vortex of an irresistible war. They are at an age that they are not reconciled to the thought of death. They could no more keep from fighting and putting up their bodies for sudden death than they could keep from falling, had they been pushed over a cliff. The magnitude of events turned their thoughts to heaven. Prayer found the favored temple of an humble and a contrite heart…
Mrs. Howard made an address to a Suffrage Meeting
On the day of the sudden death of Mrs. O. A. Howard, she attended a suffrage tea and, while there, read the article given below. After it was through, she turned to Mrs. N. R. Price, who was sitting beside her, and said in a joking way, that that was the first speech that she had ever made, and would she take it and have it published.
Mrs. Howard went to her home and within a half hour after she got there her death was announced. The mystery attending it has created more excitement than anything which has ever occurred in the county. She will long be remembered as the woman of good deeds. She was ever ready to help in times of sickness, distress and death.
The following is the address that she made at the meeting:
President Wilson outlined his position on equal suffrage for women in a letter to the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club, a woman’s organization, and made public at it annual banquet.
“One of the Strongest forces behind the equal suffrage sentiment of the country,” says the President, “is the now demonstrated fact that in suffrage states women interest themselves in public questions, study them thoroughly, form their opinions and divide as men do concerning them.”
Referring to advocates of state and national action on suffrage, the letter continues:
“Both great political parties of the nation have, in their recent platforms, favored the extension of suffrage to women through state action, and I do not see how their candidates can consistently disregard these official declarations. I shall endeavor to make the declaration of my own party in this matter effectual by every influence that I can properly and legitimately exercise.”
Woman’s part in the progress of the race, the letter says, “is as important as man’s” and “suffrage and service go hand in hand.”
“The war in Europe has forever set at rest the notions that nations depend in times of stress wholly upon their men.”
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Sheriff L. S. Cochran has bought the well-known blood hound Jim Dallas, and has him at the courthouse in Marlinton, and a few days ago he had occasion to use him on a case of chicken stealing in Greenbrier. For many weeks a community near Lewisburg has been annoyed by chicken thieves, and the authorities being unable to apprehend the thieves sent for Mr. Cochran and the dog. The very night he came, another hen house was raided, and the dog was put on the fresh trail. It led to a man’s back door, and up stairs to a bedroom and the man was put under arrest. However, the dog was not ready to stop. He went out the hall, down the front steps and on quite a distance to another house and lay down beside a man in bed. This man confessed, and the first man arrested said that the other man had been to his house, and gone out the way the dog had trailed. Jim Dallas is a finely bred and thoroughly trained man trailer. He is the same dog which trailed L. J. Harouff when the attempt was made to burn L. M. McClintic’s residence last March.
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The little Italian boy, aged two years, who was accidentally shot by an Italian at Thornwood last Sunday is dead. His little sister will be a cripple for life, as the same charge which caused her brother’s death took off her knee cap. After this accidental shooting, the Italian who did it became enraged and shot a number of times at a shanty in which a number of his countrymen had congregated. He then set the shanty on fire and shot five men with bird shot as they came out. He then made off into the woods and has not yet been arrested.
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Mrs. Charles McComb died at her home on Beaver Creek, Monday, of typhoid fever, aged fifty-nine years. Burial Tuesday at Beaver Creek graveyard. Mrs. McComb was an excellent woman. She leaves a large family.
One week of tolerable hay weather; grass is fine if it could be saved. Corn in this section is good; tomatoes and cucumbers a failure on account of blight.
Misses Dora and Bessie Keys of Alvon are stopping here for a few days. Miss Bessie will attend teachers’ institute at Marlinton this week.
Mrs. Lutz and two daughters, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Stulting.
Mrs. R. F. Yeager returned recently from the bedside of her aunt, Mrs. Maria Shrader, wife of R. C. Shrader, an account of whose death was published last week.
After a six weeks’ course at the University in Morgantown, and a month’s visit with friends in New York state, Miss Margaret LaRue returned home last Friday.
Mrs. M. P. Burr came down from Marlinton Friday evening and spent the weekend with Mrs. E. H. Moore and daughter, Mrs. J. Forrest Hill.
A daughter of Richard Snedegar living near Clarksburg, died last week and was brought home last Saturday for burial at Jacox.