August 26, 1915
The hay crop is variously estimated to be from two to three times as great as it was last year. The scarcity of feed was a very serious matter last winter and caused the farmers to break into their savings to buy feed. Probably $200,000 above the average was sent out of the county to buy feed last winter, and we heard a Greenbrier man say that $400,000 was expended this way in his county. It has had the effect of making money scarce here this summer, but conditions are getting better each day. The wool crop helped wonderfully. We said to a visitor from Greenbrier that times were pinching a little here. He said, “Yes, you can find bear tracks here, but the old bear himself is in Greenbrier.”
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The bridge across the Greenbrier at Marlinton will be ready for travel in October.
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The horse show at Hillsboro was well attended and it seems to be firmly established as a county institution to be looked forward to and patronized by all lovers of horseflesh. Renewed attention is paid to the noble animal since the aristocracy had occasion to mark the shapely proportions, the demeanor and the graceful movements of the competitors. Since then, even women who hardly knew a horse from a cow have been observing each horse as it passes along the road, sitting in judgment on it. With the native sons of Pocahontas, it is second nature to look at a horse, and they subconsciously check off his good and bad points. Some of them could almost say with the man from Suffolk: “There ain’t no sort of orse I ain’t bred. Orses is some men’s fancy. They’re wittles and drink to me – lodging, wife and children, – reading, writing and ‘rithmetic – snuff, tobacker and sleep.”
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The Peoples Store and Supply Company, a partnership composed of Ira D. Brill and S. J. Rexrode, has broken ground for a two story building 48 x 60 feet, with basement, at the West end of the bridge.
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The finest, largest onions we ever saw were sent us by Mrs. Geo. P. Moore, of Edray. They are both varieties, red and white, and are as large as saucers.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sharp, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Beverage, of Onoto, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Miller, of Buckeye, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Galford, of Woodrow, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Kenney, of Marlinton a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Humes, of Marlinton, a son.
Forrest Herold died August 22, 1915, in a hospital at Huntington, where he had been for treatment the last three years. The body was brought to Marlinton on the train Tuesday morning and from here taken to the family graveyard near Frost and there laid away. Rev. J. M. Walker, of Marlinton, conducted the funeral service.
At his death he was 45 years, 7 months, and 20 days old. He is survived by five brothers and two sisters, all of whom live on Knapps Creek except two brothers – one in Highland county, Va. and the other in the west.
MRS. DELTA GUM
Mrs. Delta Gum, wife of Cecil Gum, died at the Marlinton Hospital Saturday August 21, 1915, and was buried at Huntersville Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Walker, pastor of the Presbyterian church, and Rev. J. H. Bean, pastor of the Methodist church.
Mrs. Gum had just passed her 21st birthday on the 21st of January of this year.
She is survived by her husband and little daughter, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wagner, one brother and one sister. The bereaved family have our deepest sympathy.
The venerable Ewing Hicks died at Marlinton Monday night after a long illness of kidney trouble. His remains were taken to his home in Bath county for burial. He is survived by a number of children, among them Mrs. Lee Moore, of Millpoint, Mrs. Winston Herold, of Minnehaha, and Mrs. Ed Woods, of Marlinton. Mr. Hicks was a good citizen, and a brave Confederate soldier in Company 1, 25th Virginia Infantry.
“Today for the first time, I was really delighted to hear my neighbor’s piano going.”
“Something worth listening to, I suppose?”
“I should say so. I heard the installment men taking it away.” – Musical America