October 5, 1916

From all reports Colonel Roosevelt is not having a bully time this campaign. His hatred of Wilson has carried him into a camp that would otherwise be distasteful to him. He showed annoyance in public about a campaign button in which his picture appeared with that of Taft and Hughes, and he demanded that it be abolished.
The same day he made it known that all this talk about a love fest to be pulled off between him and Taft was very, very offensive to him. Four years ago the woods were ringing with his denunciation of the burglars and thieves or some such language that he used against those who were responsible for the nomination of Taft in Chicago. These same men, or at least those who have survived, are now working with Roosevelt to elect Hughes. His hate of Wilson carries him further than his love for Hughes, and by the same token, a great many men will vote for Wilson because they do not like Hughes.
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It strikes us that Hughes’ utterances are about 80 percent gas.
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A lecture on preparedness and patriotism at both Marlinton schools on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 4, was given by Elmer Kemp of the United States Recruiting Service. He explained to the students what was meant by true patriotism and how the foundation of this great nation was prepared and laid thru the patriotism of our forefathers, and explained why it was necessary for any nation to prepare itself for defense if it wishes to remain a world power in this day and age…

Aunt Vandalia Jackson, an aged and respected woman, died at the home of her son-in-law, William Stewart, after a long illness. After a long life of good deeds, she goes to her reward universally esteemed and respected. She was 80 years old. The funeral was at Seebert.
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Mrs. Sallie Elizabeth Gilmer, born January 22, 1831, died at her home in Lewisburg on Monday, September 18, 1916, when 85 years, 7 months and 26 days old, passing away in perfect peace. Mrs. Gilmer was the second daughter and fifth child of Col. Elisha Callison and Margaret Price (nee Bright) Callison, both of Greenbrier…

The Hillsboro High School now has an enrollment of 62; this, with the enrollment of 121 in the graded school, is larger than the total enrollment for last year. The latest addition to the high school are Julian Lockridge, Dewey Bird and Roy Bruffey.
The first meeting of the Shakespeare literary society was held Friday night. A large audience of students and friends were present…
The Browning Society holds its first meeting on Friday evening of this week, unless postponed on account of the County Exhibit to be held at Marlinton.
Many of the high school students and teachers were present for a social hour at the school auditorium Friday evening. All enjoyed the time spent together. Perhaps the most enjoyable feature was the stunts performed by the Rattle-brain family.

The enrollment of the Marlinton Graded school is now past the 250 mark with attendance nearly one hundred percent to the good. The High School has an enrollment of 44, which is just double that of last year. Work is progressing finely on the new District High School building.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Browning have moved from their farm into their new, well arranged and comfortable bungalow just east of the Hillsboro High School building in the Payne addition to the town. Their objective in coming to town is to have the advantages of a first class school at their door for their children.
The ladies serving dinner at the Fair Grounds on the day of the stock sale realized $60.
Mr. and Mrs. Rube Auldridge, Sandy Auldridge and Mrs. H. W. Harper motored to Roanoke, VA., last week, going by way of Warm Springs, Lexington and Natural Bridge, making the entire trip in a day, thus beating railroad transportation. They took up the Roanoke Fair and returned by Salem and Narrows, VA., where they ferried New River, thence by Peterstown, Union, Lewisburg and home again. They report a very enjoyable trip.
Graham LaRue, one of Pocahontas county’s best young teachers, left Friday to take charge of his school at Huntersville the first of this week.
Miss Graves, of San Diego, California, sister of Mrs. Harry Warn, is visiting Miss Anna Wallace, music teacher in the Hillsboro High School.
Mrs. A. M. Edgar announces the marriage of her daughter Miss Rachel to Mr. Moffett McNeel on October 12.

Joe Buzzard and Howard McElwee were in town Tuesday.
S. L. Jackson, of Ronceverte, is here partaking of our valuable spring waters.
Work will commence on the bridge at Frost soon.
Misses Helen Moore and Grace Curry spent Sunday at home.
N. F. Duffield is traveling like Davy Crocket – making his way as he goes.
We have a new depot agent at Sitlington – D. S. Older.
L. O. Beard has a lot of teams hauling rock and making a fill at the new bridge across Thomas creek.
Last week was move week in town. Everything was moved out of the Jacob Taylor house and Harry Thompson moved in; Mr. Harman moved into S. R. Pritchard’s new house.

We are having nice weather now for digging potatoes; some places the crop is fairly good. Corn is mostly cut up, and is only a moderate crop; fall pastures are short and dry.
George Jackson cut his foot pretty bad, but is able to cut corn.
Miss Phoebe McNeill is at home from Chicago where she has been clerking in a large dry good establishment.
Misses Grace and Minta Rogers who have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Rogers, have returned to Ohio where they have lived for seven years.
The Dry Creek school began the 2nd. Miss Ruby Mann, of Edray, is teacher.
Six more weeks and there will be preparing for traveling up salt river. I feel sorry for the ones that will have to go.

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