Thursday, October 1, 1914


At 10:40 p.m. Friday night, September 25, 1914, there passed over Marlinton, a blazing meteor which lighted up the sky and which disappeared with a bursting sound, which caused the windows of houses to rattle and which was believed at the time to be an earthquake. While dozens observed the light which was described as being like a lighted lantern being carried by the windows of a darkened house, no one to whom we have talked, saw the course of the meteor. But there can be no doubt that the light which was universally observed identifies the phenomena as a meteor passing through the air skin which envelopes the earth and burning as it passed…



The second annual Horse Show at Hillsboro last week was a great success, both in point of attendance and in the exhibits. The horses, many in number, were as fine as to be found anywhere, and the races were exceptionally good…

The attendance was the largest on the second day, when there were about 1,500 people on the grounds.

The Marlinton Band was there in all its glory and entertained the crowd with fine music all three days. This is one of the best bands in the State…



Friday, September 25, 1914, Lloyd Halterman and Miss Janie Alderman, of Durbin.

Wednesday, September 30, 1914, Elliott Gragg and Miss Rachel Kelley, of Frost.



Elmer Poage reports the five best lambs bought this year. They came from Beverly Waugh and Charles Irvine. The largest weighed 140 and the lightest 110 pounds, and the five brought nearly forty dollars.



Most people are digging taters and they are fine and lots of them. The apple crop is very heavy.

Ligon Price had a very narrow escape one day last week when his horse threw him off; he was badly hurt about the head.

A great many teams from Highland county are hauling from Sitlington and Dunmore. The depot is crowded with goods. We need a large depot at Sitlington; the business is increasing.

George Sharp was around this week shaking hands and perhaps kissed some babies – most candidates have that in the bargain.

We are glad to say among the fine high class, high priced horses at the Hillsboro racing last week, Cam McLaughlin, of our neighborhood, took the premium on his two year old colt.

An effort is being made to start up a general fair at Marlinton next year, if suitable ground can be gotten, also a sale stockyard.

Cam McLaughlin had a nice cow choke to death on an apple last week.

H. M. Moore had a haystack burned last week by lightning.



L.S. Cochran and party were up Sunday in his new automobile and spent the afternoon at W. G. Cochran’s.

Mrs. Remor Davis died at her home on Days Mountain Monday night, September 21, of cancer of the stomach. She was buried at the Cochran graveyard Wednesday.

E. J. Robertson sawed a red oak log at Williams & Pifer’s mill Saturday, 16 feet long, that made 1,843 feet of lumber.

C. C. Baxter was badly hurt by a large rail pile falling upon him Monday. The rails were standing on an end around a stump, and he had removed a number from one side. Without warning several hundred fell upon him, knocking him down and cutting several deep gashes in his head and face, hurting his shoulder severely and otherwise bruising him up.

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