Thursday, June 11, 1914


A newspaper account says that a member of a hung jury in one of the courts of Michigan, was penned up with eleven smokers and that they literally smoked him to death. He was taken sick from the tobacco smoke and died.

The trouble with the collision in the St. Lawrence River between two steamers in which more than a thousand persons lost their lives, seems to have been because the Norwegian captain did not give a hoot.

A Marlinton merchant received a letter the other day which wound up by saying: “Please send me the goods and I will pay you when I come down by parcel post.” We are looking for him every mail.

The general assembly of the Dunkard church issued a ukase against the automobile as being for the worldly minded.



We are having some fine weather at present, have had some showers in the past few days.

Everybody is busy working corn.

Perry Buzzard was thrown from his horse a few days ago and broke his arm.

The Knapps Creek shingle mill is doing a good business sawing shingles.

A. A. Grimes is building a cement cellar for H. A. Shinaberry.



Henderson Sharp, who has been hauling lumber for the Campbell Lumber Company, spent Sunday with his parents.

John Williams’ horse ran off Sunday morning and tore his new buggy up. The horse was making headway for Virginia when some boys nearby caught him.

Upton Sharp is having a new house built.

Jake Buzzard and Carl Sharp caught 58 trout in one hour one day last week. Pretty good for the boys.



Some good rains and more needed. Meadows are very short for this time of year; farmers should prepare for winter feed in some way as they need not expect a full hay crop. Sow millet, it will take the place of hay.

The young people attended the Cass theater and report lots of fun.

George Wanless who had his shoulder dislocated, is much better.

A. W. Sheets, who had the misfortune to get his leg badly mashed while skidding logs for A.V. Miller, is improving nicely.

Ain’t that funny – the tariff off of wool and yet it is worth more per pound than it was last year.

The post office here will be discontinued June 30. A route from Cass to Durbin is being planned. If all the people will stand together the way will be clear for the route. Will we do it? This route would help develop the country and strengthen the good roads movement. Opportunities are great and now is the time to launch out in the great deep of impossibilities amid opposition and political strife and do something that is noble and will tell in our lives that we are living for others. No country, no community can rise above the people who live in it. The architect has more honor than the structure and the patriot more glory than his country.



Dogs have been playing havoc with Mrs. Zane Grimes’ sheep – killed nine ewes, leaving eleven little lambs.

Quite a shower of drummers were in town this week.

E. N. Moore has bought an automobile.

James Meek died at his home at Stony Bottom last week, aged 61 years, of blood poison and dropsy. A short time ago he had his leg amputated. He leaves a wife and ten children, four brothers and three sisters. Mr. Meeks was a member of the Presbyterian church.

The last pay day at Cass, the payroll was $85,000 There is about 3,00[0] men employed by this company.

Mrs. Ellen Galford, beloved wife of Lewis Galford, died Sunday night in Cass, aged about 30 years. She is survived by her husband and three small children and many friends. Mrs. Galford was a good woman, and a kind neighbor. Interment in the old Wanless graveyard.

Warwick Shinaberry has a very sick child.

Capt. C. B. Swecker reports a good stock sale at Jane Lew for hot weather. Upshur and Lewis counties are coming to the front with oil, gas, coal, farming, etc. Everybody busy; no time for loafing in that country.

Quite a lot of burial outfits have been received at the Dunmore Furniture Store, for men, women and children.

The Club House and Hotel at Minnehaha Springs will be completed in a few weeks and large crowds of people will be there to use the famous water.

Why not build a bridge across Knapps Creek at Joe Buzzard’s instead of another new road around the hill?



Louis McArdle, aged 17, Ralph Johnson, 14, Ray McLaughlin 14, and John Roderick, 14, of Deer Creek, were before Squire Smith Tuesday charged with breaking into the store of the Range Lumber Company. The boys pleaded guilty and at the request of their parents the boys were committed to the State Industrial School at Pruntytown.

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