Thursday, September 17, 1914


The hunting season which opens October the 15th bids fair to be an exceptionally good one. The forests abound with all sorts of wild game. The early fall which seems to have begun, has a great influence over the man who loves to hunt, and everyone is eagerly awaiting the opening season. Squirrel hunting is now in season.

The large club house is being completely overhauled and is now ready for winter so that the guests may be comfortable in the cold weather. The large lobby, fifty by sixty feet, is heated by four immense fireplaces which add very much to the cheerfulness of the place; and the mounted deer, bear, elk and other mounted game peeping around the corner of the chimney ever reminds the sportsman of the approaching hunting season.


The flock of purebred Hamsphire sheep on the McLaughlin farm in Maxwelton, owned by A. M. McLaughlin’s sons, took all six first prizes and five second prizes at the Staunton Fair this year. Some of the sheep that took first prizes will be on exhibition at the Pocahontas Horse Show at Hillsboro next week. This is one of the best flocks of thoroughbred sheep in the country and is winning prizes wherever shown. Lambs born after March 10 this year average over 108 pounds.


While seated in their carriage in front of the Staton house in Marlinton, September 15, 1914, at 10:30 a.m., Hubert Grimes and Miss Vernie Fertig were united in marriage by Rev. Wm. T. Price. Mr. Grimes is an industrious farmer with a good reputation. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Fertig, and is a very attractive young person…


Married, at the home of the bride’s father, Joe Pyles, of Beaver Creek, Kennie Underwood and Miss Duffie Pyles. The groom is the youngest son of Wesley Underwood, and is a prosperous young farmer. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pyles, and is a very much esteemed young lady. Their attendants were Miss Pearl Underwood and Ernest Pyles, Miss Gorha Underwood and Ira Alderman, Miss Lida Underwood and Penick Underwood. After the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. H. Underwood, they were invited into the dining room where a bountiful dinner was served to about fifty guests. We wish for a happy life to the young couple.


James Brooks is ordering a car load of hay; feed is scarce in this section.

We had a big frost last Wednesday night which did considerable damage.

Ward Deputy has been very ill but is some better.

James Gum’s thresh box exploded from some unknown cause while threshing at Jacob McLaughlin’s last Wednesday. Fortunately no one was killed. Will Carpenter was slightly hurt.

Robert McLaughlin raised the largest wheat crop on the creek – 14 bushels.


Three big frosts – that will make the rabbits fat.

Most of the corn and buckwheat has been cut. Potato digging has begun; the crop is much better than was predicted.

While threshing at Jacob McLaughlin’s last week Jim Gum’s thresh box blowed up. The supposition is that dynamite had been placed in a sheaf of wheat. T. M. Gum will give a reward of $25 that will lead to the discovery and conviction of said cause. T. M. Gum, Tilden and John Will Carpenter barely escaped with their lives.

Win McElwee bought a lot by W. A. Noel’s store and will erect a dwelling house in the near future. Win has his eye on a bird as soon as the cage is completed.

Mary Campbell and Billy smith killed a monster rattlesnake Tuesday evening.


Dr. Irons of Elkins, while here attending the Sunday school convention, came near being run over by a hand car. One car had passed and he did not see another approaching and stepped on the track. pone of the men on the car was able to push the Doctor out of danger.

After killing every chicken that did not take to the woods, Merritt Wilson killed the fatted calf that there might be sufficient for the Sunday school people.


Housework “a Duty Owed to Husband,”Master in a New Jersey Court Decides.


An agreement between husband and wife to the effect that the latter receive a weekly wage for performing household duties was held by an advisory master in the chancery court in this city to be illegal. Work performed in the home by the wife, the opinion declared, was rendered in discharge of a duty she owes the husband and could not be construed as her sole separate account. The opinion was handed down in a case having for its basis a mortgage claim for $5,592 by Mrs. Herman M. wendy, against property owned by her husband.


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