September 2, 1915
George S. Taylor, who was here last week from Mansfield, Ohio, told us he had seen no town this side of the Ohio river in which there was as much going on as in Marlinton. The mills and factories in and about the town are running full time; houses and buildings newly painted and repaired; the new bridge is rapidly nearing completion; the new church going up; the large store house of Brill & Rexrode at the West end of the bridge; the big addition to the Clifton Forge Grocery Company’s warehouse and Wilbur Sharp’s residence. It does look like this town is enjoying a pretty fair building boom this summer.
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James Prine and H. H. Hartson were brought to jail on Monday by Sheriff Cochran for making assaults upon Mayor W. W. Marshall and Chief of Police Robert Simmons, of Durbin. Sergeant Simmons had gone into a restaurant to quell a riot and was set upon and badly beaten up. Mayor Marshall came to his rescue and was struck on the head and badly cut with a bottle and otherwise injured. Others implicated in the riot made good their escape. Hartson has been in jail here before, and Prine, but recently, has been in the restaurant business in Marlinton.
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The cornerstone of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church will be laid next Thursday, September 9, at noon, under the auspices of the Masonic Order. Grand Master Ice will be present, and the oration will be delivered by Rev. J. C. Johnson, of Hillsboro. The ladies of the church will arrange to serve dinner to the crowd.
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On September 1st, there will come in two new rules in the parcel post that are of importance to patrons of the postoffice. For one cent a receipt will be issued to show that the sender has deposited in the postoffice a parcel to be mailed. This will be of use to merchants to show the date and fact that the parcel ordered was mailed. The sender must make out the card. The other rule is that a parcel may be insured for a sum not exceeding $5 for three cents; not exceeding $25 for five cents; not exceeding $50 for ten cents; and not exceeding $100 for twenty-five cents.
Crummett Brothers are around with their threshing machine. The wheat crop is excellent in this section.
Children’s Day at Mt. Zion was well attended the 22nd. Six hundred people were there and none went away hungry. The recitations were excellent. Glen Arbogast from Arbovale, was organist.
We are having some moist weather. A little rough on the hay not made. The buckwheat crop is very fine and about ripe. The apple crop is a little light.
Several of our people took in the Beard – Cackley wedding this week.
Eugene Kelley was thrown from a horse and is in a critical condition.
Capt. Swecker erected a fine monument to the grave of W. A. G. Sharp last week.
A number of our young people enjoyed a hay ride to the Sunday School Convention at Durbin Sunday. We were entitled to six delegates and they, with the hay riders, came back with loud praises for the kind hospitality shown them while in Durbin. They report a very pleasant time and loads of good things to eat.
Warwick Slaven, of Greenbank, spent several days last week with his daughter, Mrs. ollie Brown. We are glad to know that his health still permits him to be wheeled around in his chair.
Glenn Lambert left Monday in his car for Virginia.