November 9, 1916
He came to the postoffice window and looked in. Then seeing the postmaster he cast a stealthy glance around the lobby to see if there was anyone else in hearing distance. He was a man of mature years. His gray hair and beard denoted age. He spoke as follows: “One, two, seven, eight, ought, five!” It sounded like a football signal to take the ball and run around the end. Or, like a secret society sign. The postmaster replied, “Yes, here it is. It came today,” and handed out a letter. It was an old veteran of the Civil War giving the number of his pension letter.
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The expert from the Majestic factory who will have charge of the Special Majestic Demonstration during the week commencing November 13, will expect to see every boy and girl at our store between 3 and 5 in the afternoon. Watch our advertisement in this paper for further particulars – it tells how to get a Majestic aeroplane free. – C. J. Richardson.
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When Virginia went dry last week it dried up another lick that was used by the border counties of West Virginia and now the grass will grow in some of the well-traveled roads across the Alleghany. Our shipping point was the Hot Springs and the last glimmer of the fire was plain to be seen here in Marlinton, where there were more signs of fire water than there have been since West Virginia went dry. It was just a case of a few more drinks before quitting the tantalizing stuff forever. Old Madam Grundy was kept very busy for some days. The most startling that Old Mis’ Grundy started was that in one party that went over to warm at the waning fire, was one man who got killed and that they just threw him away and came home without him.
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In some parts of West Virginia there is an effort to promote the hunting with hounds such as forms such a feature of country life in England. It consists of clothes, fine horses, and well bred hounds with a modicum of fox thrown in, or an anise seed bag. So far as we can learn, however, this country is too rugged for a complete success of the scheme, and chase too often leads where the fashionable riders cannot follow.
We heard of one thrilling fox hunt in a distant county. A kennel of about forty hounds had been acquired and there was a big opening meet. The pack was taken into the mountain and presently the hounds opened up, and rock glen and cavern paid them back. The expert master of the fox hounds listened to the chase and led the glad field to a certain gap where the chase was to pass, and they arrived just in time to see the chase sweep into view with every hound giving the glad tongue, and driving before them as their quarry, a stray mule.
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Paris D. Yeager came in to vote and spend a few days in town. He is about on crut-ches from injuries received from a freight train while arresting car robbers on the James River Division some weeks ago.
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Word was received here Wednesday that Ira Hannah, of North Caldwell, had died after a few days illness in a Baltimore hospital. He and his wife were in Baltimore on their way to New York on a pleasure trip, and he was taken violently ill. Mr. Hannah was a native of Pocahontas county, was about 36 years of age, and has been railway agent at North Caldwell for a number of years. He leaves his wife, who was a Miss Silva, of Buckeye.
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A store at Thornwood was broken into last Sunday night. Nothing was taken as the man was going into the building, but he made his escape. Sheriff Cochran was called and he took his blood hound and put him on the trail which led to Bartow.
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Alice McClintic gave a masked Halloween party to a number of her little friends. Among those present were Sue Bratton, Frances Hill, Margaret Hill, Rebecca Hill, Julia Price, Virginia Arbogast, Daisy Criser, Nancy McNeel, Mildred Yeager, Pauline Smith, Rebecca Sydnor, Arnott Yeager, Alfred Edgar, Craig Richardson, Holdeby Solter, Guy Yeager, Tom Yeager, Clark Keene, Richard Yeager, Denny Lynch and Norval McNeil.
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Cam McLaughlin has a ewe that had three lambs last spring. The other day he sold the three lambs and the wool off the ewe for $25.05. That is what the sheep netted him under a democratic administration.
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Last Thursday between four and five o’clock, the old store house in Dunmore burned to the ground with all its contents. The origin of the fire is unknown. Mrs. C. E. Pritchard had a quantity of goods stored in it, and John Will Carpenter had his barber outfit burned in the building.
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Samuel Sutton was in town Tuesday and says Woodrow is good enough for him.
George H. Waugh, who was so badly hurt on the railroad on Elk six weeks ago, is able to sit up and is making a good recovery.
Charles Combs is recovering from an operation for appendicitis.
Harold Furguson, who has been in the Hospital over twelve weeks is able to be about. He was injured while working for W. VA. Spruce Co., and had to have a leg amputated.
Dr. Solter is spending a few days camping and hunting in the Alleghanies.
We are having nice weather for husking corn.
The protracted meeting going on here; two conversions last Sunday night.
The sawmill has a long rest on account of the log train being smashed.
Some of the candidates went up salt river.
A.S. Kellison, of Barbour county, is here shucking Joe Pennell’s corn.
June and Winfred McElwee were in Marlinton Saturday. Winfred brought home his car which had been in the shop for repairs.
We had quite an exciting time here early last Thursday morning when the warehouse to Pritchard’s store burned. The loss reaches pretty high with almost no insurance, origin unknown.
John Hevener and son, Paul, were in town Saturday on their way to Highland.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Pritchard spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Denny Callison, at Beard.