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Thursday, June 25, 1914


Two great laws go into effect next Tuesday night at midnight. The cows are to be penned up at night and the State goes dry.

The law is very plain that it is an indictable offense to have a liquor sign on any thing in West Virginia. How about a liquor sign on a man’s face?

A lawyer in Wheeling made a motion to continue a case which had been set for trial, on a Thursday, on the grounds that it was Saturday Evening Post day, and everybody would want to read his paper.

Literally thousands of bass were caught in the Greenbrier River Monday, the opening of the season. They – referring to both fish and fishers – seem to be unusually plentiful this season. Those who stayed near town caught more fish and larger ones than those who wandered farther up or down stream. Thomas McCreary, aged 12 years, got the record bass so far as we have heard – 20 inches long. It was caught near the Leyden Bottom, in the corporate limits of Marlinton.

R. K. Burns returned Tuesday from Pruntytown where he had taken the McCardle, Johnson, McLaughlin and Roderic boys to the Industrial School. These boys had broken into the Range Lumber Company store at Deer Creek, and were committed to the school at the insistence of their parents.

Ellis P. Hannah was thrown from his horse at Cloverlick Sunday night, and had both bones in his left forearm broken. His horse stumbled over a large boulder in the road then threw him over its head and then stepped on his arm.

A number of self-winding clocks were put in this week in Marlinton by the Western Union. Upwards of a dozen we hear. The clocks will be corrected each day and the town will have uniform time for the first time in its history.



We had a fine rain Tuesday which was badly needed.

E. J. Robertson sawed the champion log on the Pifer & Williams mill last Monday. it was a white oak and cut 1,400 feet from a 14 foot log.

Wilbur Clark took Ellis Sharp and family to Mace in his automobile, Sunday, where they spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Beal.

E. B. Smith took W. C. Daugherty, O. B. White and brother, and Will Hefner to the Warm Springs and back in his automobile.



H. E. White’s house caught fire last Friday from a match thrown into a wood box. The fire was discovered before much damage was done.

One of the automobile enthusiasts of the town lost a rear tire off his machine one day last week while speeding up Main Street. Strange to say, he ran his machine more than one hundred yards before he discovered his loss.

Craig Ashford has had a nice picket fence put around his property which he recently purchased and it adds greatly to its appearance and value.

Gen. Kelley’s army of about forty men landed in Durbin Friday, on the Western-Maryland freight. They had their little speech entitled “Calamity Howlers” well memorized. Just what object big businesses has in sending out this bunch of worthless hoboes remains to be seen. One thing is sure, they are not in search of work, for the man that is willing to work can find jobs galore waiting on him. The hoboes left Saturday on the C & O freight headed for Cass.



The state has gone prohibition and so has the weather.

S. I. Barlow has sold his automobile but expects to get another.

There is some talk of a bridge being built across Knapps Creek at the Buzzard fording. If there is a place in Pocahontas county that needs a bridge this one does, and we earnestly hope and pray that this bridge will be built.



Hot and dry in this section. If the dry weather continues the hay crop will be a failure.

On last Tuesday the 16th quite a phenomenon was seen in the sky in the form of a huge circle around the sun, resembling a rainbow. With the aid of telescope or field glasses, stars could be seen within the circle. The air was unusually cool all day and was followed by a good sized frost on the morning of the 17th which did considerable damage in different parts of the county.



We have had some rain but not enough to do meadows and pastures much good. Meadows in this part are an entire failure. Oats are short; potatoes and corn are doing very well.

J. Lanty McNeel, of Millpoint, brought some fine cattle to this section to pasture, Saturday.

Pat Gay, of Marlinton, was here after his wool recently. He had about 1,600 pounds.

E. R. Baxter took a load of wheat to the mill at Millpoint last week to have it ground.



Ed Kiner was thrown from a horse Friday while coming in to Marlinton, and sustained a severe injury to his leg, one of the bones being fractured and ankle sprained. The horse was frightened at an automobile.

Mrs. G. W. Callison, of Academy, who has been very ill, is reported some better. Her children, Mrs. T. L. Beard and Homer and Dick Callison have returned to their homes in Virginia.

Town Council met in adjourned session Monday night. It was decided to buy six acres of land for the cemetery at $100 per acre, including the present site of the cemetery. Cows are not to be allowed to run at large at night on town commons from July 1 to September 1, on penalty of a fine of from one to five dollars for each offense.

A. W. Arbogast unloaded a car load of Ford automobiles here last week.

Arch Dilley, working at Spice Run, got caught in a trail of logs and had his foot badly mashed, Tuesday.

Sheriff Cochran has gone to Clearfield county, Penn., for Ed Lyons, wanted there for breaking in a house. He has twice broken jail.

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