July 15, 1915
Ira D. Brill and his brother-in-law, S. J. Rex-rode, have bought from C. J. Richardson the Richardson corner at the west end of the bridge, consisting of four buildings. They will open a general merchandise store in the near future.
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Divers Sharp, of Wood-row, was kicked in the face by a mule, Saturday evening and very badly hurt. His jaw bone was broken in several places, his nose broken and other injuries. He is now at the Marlinton Hospital, and has a chance to recover. A trace chain had become loose and he stooped down to fix it, and the mule kicked him. A year ago Mr. Sharp was badly cut up in a fight with a neighbor.
One of our most charming young ladies, Miss Guy Bratton, saw a monster rattlesnake of eleven rattlers swimming Knapps Creek and killed it single handed. It was a very fine courageous thing to do and shows that the old pioneer blood has not entirely died out.
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Dallas Kennedy, at Clawson, was bitten by a copperhead snake Tuesday evening. The boy had gone to the spring house for a bucket of water, and the snake concealed under a stone struck him on the foot. The foot swelled and was very painful, but no serious results are feared. The snake was killed, and proved to be a small copperhead, a foot and a half long.
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J. F. Bennett, working at Thorny Creek, was struck by a falling tree, Wednesday, and severely injured. A falling hemlock uprooted a smaller tree which struck him and bore him to the ground, mauling him badly, hurting his back and fracturing a rib. At first it was feared that he was internally injured, but he will recover.
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Wool, hides, lambs, cattle and other products of the farm are bringing good prices. W. C. Householder bought a twelve month old heifer from W. McClintic last week for the sum of $64.38. This heifer was butchered and represents the local market price for a beef. The animal was a shorthorn and was sold as a calf at the side of the cow at the sale of the Aaron Moore estate last summer. It has not been many years since three year old steers sold for less.
“Ah, Miss Josie,” said the caller, “I remember meeting you when you were six years old. That was 12 years ago, and I was a young man of twenty-one, and a candidate for office. Yes, I remember the incident well, for I kissed you, and your papa voted for me.”
“Are you a candidate for office this year?” she coyly inquired. “Because Papa is still voting.”
A very large crowd attended the Thornwood picnic last Saturday. The Oddfellow, Moose, Masonic, Elk and Sunday School parade was fine; the torch light procession at night was grand, and the speaking was out of sight.
The road from Dunmore to Durbin is remarkably fine at this time. A small bridge should be put in at the Riley place.
Clyde Carpenter’s little child, three years old, is now able to walk, under the treatment of Dr. McCord, at Marlinton.
Seventeen new buildings have been contracted in the Blackhurst addition at Cass. See her grow.
This town is located on the Greenbrier Division of the C&O Railway, 25 miles above Marlinton, and on the historical Greenbrier, which separates Cass proper from the Blackhurst addition, causing a similarity to New York and Brooklyn. If this river be dredged for deep water craft, we favor municipal ownership.
The Sunday ballgame was attended by quite a crowd, and if attending Sunday ballgames is a sin, Cass is noted for sinners. “He that is guilty of a part is guilty of the whole.” “He that is filthy let him be filthy still.”
G. H. Copenhaven’s fine Hudson machine got on fire on the Buckeye Hill and burned pretty well up last Saturday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Penick Underwood, Hunt-ersville, July 12, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Underwood, of Beaver Creek, July 10, a daughter.