Thursday, June 28, 1923
“Rimfire (Eli) Hamrick, chief game and fire protector for Webster county, came down from this lair between Gauley and Williams river Saturday to get some supplies. Hamrick informs that on Sunday evening, June 3, a furious and terrific hailstorm hit his section lasting more than two hours, and when it finally subsided, hail lay on the level ground to the depth of five inches, and on the slopes of the hills to a depth of two feet that for one week afterwards, it could be raked up by the handfuls behind logs and crevices.
He further stated that about two weeks ago, he caught a bear in an old-fashioned log pen that weighed about 250 pounds. He tried every kind of bait but nothing tempted old Mr. Bear to take a chance of his life until he prepared and roasted a fine ham, which was placed in the pen, and as the sly old fellow passed by, the aroma from the ham was too much for his better judgment. He walked quietly into the pen, only to be crushed to death.
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W. T. Townsend, of Frost, was a visitor at this office on Tuesday. He told us that, while cleaning up a patch of new ground, he found an old time baker or Dutch oven. While it had evidently laid in the woods for many years, it was not rusted to hurt and was still serviceable, top and all. Mr. Townsend also told us that in his house was a spinning wheel and many other things of the olden time which he expects to put on exhibition at the County Fair, now that a suitable building will be ready to take proper care of it.
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Clyde Townsend, of Frost, was a business visitor in Marlinton Tuesday morning. He was a soldier with two years of service in the World War. A year or more of the time he served as a monotype operator in the army, printing machinery, and the man who masters the machine has a trade that commands a lucrative position in any of the larger cities.
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Amos J. Sharp was down from Poage Lane Monday, and he reported good progress on the new road around Slippery Hill. H. L Kessler is in charge, and a good road on a good grade is being made. The new road leaves the old one at the top of the hill and follows a bench around to the head of Limestone hollow, thence across the ridge to Laurel Run near the residence of Amos J. Sharp, thence down the run to the old road near Elbert Hannah’s gate, a total distance of a mile and a quarter. At no place is the grade steeper than four and a half percent, and not much of it is that steep. The new road cuts out three or four hills and many dangerous turns, and increases the distance less than two thousand feet.
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Watch out about this fishing license business. If you don’t have one, you are sure out of luck if the game protector comes along. Last week a young man took his lady friend a fishing, and the young fellow’s fishing license was not good for two like another kind of licenses the County Clerk sells. He paid his lady friend’s fine to the squire the next day.
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Epidemics of rabies which have resulted in the quarantining of several West Virginia counties and communities during the past eight months is not confined to the state according to reports and figures. California recently passed emergency laws to effect the control and spread of hydrophobia, and 2,476 persons were given the Pasteur treatment in Georgia during 1922, this being the greatest number in the history of the state.
NEW HOTEL COMPANY
The Marlinton Hotel Company, Inc. has been organized with F. C. Allen, president; M. R. Waugh, vice president; W. C. Householder, treasurer; and C. C. Clendenen, Secretary…
This company has recently brought the Marlinton Hotel property, and is preparing to make big additions to it.
The contemplated addition will have a modern theatre room on the first floor.
This writer has always considered this to be one of the best hotel stands in this part of the State and with the enlarged building and under the management of such a company as the above, a first class hotel is assured.
Strickler Arbogast, aged 27 years, died at his home near Boyer Thursday, June 7, 1923; all his life he had been an invalid. Burial at the Kerr graveyard, the services being conducted by Rev. Don M. Nicholas, of Arbovale.
The deceased was the eldest son of Charles Arbogast. He was a consistent Christian, and for the past five years had been a member of the Methodist church. He was of a kind and affectionate disposition and he will be greatly missed by the family and the community. Surviving him are his parents, two sisters and a brother. We sorrow not as those who have no hope. – D.