100-Years-Ago

Thursday, November 5, 1914

Charles Drummond, a woodsman, whose home is at Weston, was seriously and probably fatally hurt at Durbin, Tuesday, by falling under the Western Maryland passenger train. The train was backing down to meet the Chesapeake and Ohio train, and Drummond was running beside the train and was thrown against a baggage truck and knocked under the train. His arm and leg were broken and the side of his face sheared off by car wheels. He was taken to the Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins.

A Gypsy child, aged five years, belonging to the Kelly tribe, fell from a wagon and was run over while passing the Ruckman mill on Knapps Creek, Monday.

ACCIDENT

Quite a serious accident occurred here on Tuesday morning, the 3rd. Bob Walkup, accompanied by his son, Leps, and Mr. Howard Littlepage, Forrest P. Clark, and Fred Rodes, in his car on their way from Renick to Mr. W’s home, when Mr. W who was doing the driving, took his hand off the steering wheel to adjust the windshield, the car swerved, reversed itself and dumped all the occupants with terrible force. Fred Rodes was seriously hurt; one of his legs was broken above the knee and the ankle torn from the socket and protruded through the skin. He was sent immediately to the Hinton Hospital for treatment. The other members of the party received only slight bruises and cuts. – Greenbrier Independent

THE ELECTION

The election was calmly received by all concerned. Those who are elected to work for the meager salaries that are paid county officers are glad to win and those who have lost can be glad that they have safely passed through the feverish period of office seeking and can now lie down in peace and safety. Next to being elected, the next best thing that can happen to a candidate is to get through a campaign with honor, though he goes down to defeat. And in this we are speaking ex cathedra.

Seeker, rest! thy fight is o’er.

Sleep the sleep of peace and quiet!

Dream of ballot box no more,

Days of hiking, nights of riot.

Sleep! your peace has come again,

Sleep the sleep that knows no sighing.

Sleep! nor dream in yonder glen,

How thy faithless friends were lying.

Seeker, rest! thy race is run,

Think not of thy setting sun,

Fierce campaigns you’ll know no more.

Now the fevered time is o’er.

 

Halloween Dance

The most elaborate social affair of the season was given at the opera house Thursday evening when the Marlinton boys entertained a large and appreciative company of friends with a masked Halloween dance.

The opera house was very attractively decorated, the arrangement of decoration being beyond reproach. From the beginning of nightfall it seemed as if all the hoodlums of witchcraft had invaded our town, all costumes being beyond description. The parties masking used excellent taste in selecting characters which go to make an affair of this kind a success.

 

RAINETOWN

We have had some cold and rainy weather and some snow.

Husking corn, digging potatoes and picking apples seems to be the order of the day.

The sick of the community are all improving.

Uncle Henry Sharp killed a fine buck deer near the Stamping Creek schoolhouse.

Lewis Peyton has moved to his new home on the head of Stamping Creek.

 

STAMPING CREEK

We had a little snow the first of the week which made the air a little chilly.

Mrs. M.D. Rose has gone to Dunmore to cook at Thompson & Rose’s camp. Her daughter, Miss Georgia Rose, is keeping house.

Roy Landis and Fred Waugh attended the lecture at the Grimes schoolhouse Monday night.

The Grimes school is progressing fine with Miss Sallie Wilson, teacher, and the blue Lick school with Miss Dakota Kirk, teacher.

 

FOR SALE – One house and lot, one mile from Marlinton, 4 rooms, good house, nice young orchard with 75 trees, part bearing, all varieties, 30 grape vines, 14 varieties, all bearing, 4 acres of land, good barn and outbuildings, good well and all under good fence. Apply to:

F. S. Perrine

Marlinton, W. Va.

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