100-Years-Ago

Thursday, March 4, 1915

If there are any weak brothers living in other states who have been waging a losing fight with Gen. John Barleycorn, we give them a cordial invitation to come to West Virginia, where they will find conditions that will insure their sobriety until at least reason has resumed her sway. There is a whiskey cure in force in this State that beats anything ever tried. Come ye to the waters and drink of them freely. There is plenty of old Adams in West Virginians yet, but not so much of Adams express as formerly. If the embargo of liquor continues, every man will shortly have forty acres and a mule.
A teacher in one of our city schools recently received the following note from the mother of one of her pupils: “Dear Mis – you writ me bout whiping Sammy. I hereby give you permission too beet him up eny time it is necessary to learn him lessens. He is just like his father – you have to lern him with a club. Pound nolege into him. I want him to git it, and don’t pay no atenshion to what his father says: I’ll handle him.” – Exchange
KILLED
W. L. Varner, son of Opie Varner, of Arbovale, was killed by a train at Russell, Ky., Wednesday. His body will arrive today. No particulars of his death are obtainable.

CIRCUIT COURT
Among the indictments found were a number for felony on charges of arson concerning fires at Cass in which Max Curry and others had buildings burned. Max Curry indicted five times. Mrs. Lillian Curry, his wife, two times. Mrs. Allie Griffith, three times. J. H. Rider, three times. Arch Dilley, three times.
Curry has been one of the prominent merchants of the county.

ARBOVALE
Plowing is the order of the day now, but the ground freezes so hard at night that it takes until noon to thaw out.
The Boyer people are pushing their railroad, and have it graded nearly to Oscar Orndorff’s.
C. C. Arbogast is building a house in Arbovale. Houses are in demand just now.
Uriah Hevener lost a fine steer last Sunday night with black leg.
Feed is getting pretty scarce in this neighborhood and it looks like there will have to be a good deal of baled hay hauled in.
Grain is scarce and high; corn is $1.25 a bushel and oats 75 cents.
There seems to be quite a difference of opinion in regard to our schools and school teachers, but it is a lamentable fact that some of our schools are not what they should be.

WANLESS
March came in very pleasantly but we are having a little wind to blow the farmers’ fences down.
P. L. Swink’s fine mare is improving slowly where she got hurt going around a snowdrift that was carelessly left in the road.
The children have all gotten over the whooping cough in this neighborhood.

THOMAS CREEK
We wonder if the county court is going to build us a road down Thomas Creek this year. The road from Dunmore to Sitlington is in pretty bad condition just now. Uncle Sam’s mail carrier takes a pick and shovel with him every day so in case his pony goes down he can dig him out. also the road from Dunmore to Frost is almost impassable – the axles of wagons are dragging in the mud.
SPRUCE FLATS
After having a few warm days we are in the throes of a snowstorm.
AS to the school controversy, if orthography means spelling, we are on hand to deliver the goods, as we made a special study of spellin, redin, riten and rithmetic.
We would gladly listen to the musical voice of the whippoorwill and the hop toad.

BUCKEYE
We are having nice weather now, some sugar is being made and stock is doing fine.
The big mill at Buckeye is not doing much. The mill’s company started across the river last Sunday with their steam loader and it floundered in the middle of the river.
Joe Pennell will soon be done plowing for his corn crop. Joe is one of the early birds.
We are sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Maggie Kellison.
KNAPPS CREEK
Plowing is the order of the day. The farmers made good use of the pretty weather in February – making sugar and molasses.
Miss Allie Gibson will have a box supper at the Moore school house, Saturday night. come and bring you best girl.

DUNMORE
Cool and dry; ground froze too hard to do much plowing but we think more plowing will be done this spring than for years past. It looks bad where people in a farming country have to buy all their hay and grain.
March came in like a lamb and may go out like the legislature – with an extra session that makes it easy on the taxpayer.
Dogs have been killing more sheep. It would have been a good thing had the legislature passed a dog and hog law.
A school teacher asked a little girl, “Patsy, do you love your teacher?” She said, “yes.” The teacher said, “that is right. Why do you?” The girl said, “the Bible says you must love your enemies.”

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