October 8, 1914
Extensive preparations are being made at Buckeye by the Bartholomew Sawmill Company to manufacture the McClintic timber, owned by the American Column Company.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has decided that the amount of damage collectible on growing timber set on fire through negligence is not only the value of the wood destroyed, but also the injury to the property as a whole through the destruction of the young growth.
Dr. J. W. Price has sold the Marlinton Hospital to the Marlinton General Hospital, Incorporated, the controlling interest in the company being held by Dr. Salter and Dr. Chord, of Huntington. The hospital is now being overhauled and it is expected that it will be taken over and opened up by November 1st. Both Dr. Salter and Dr. Chord will move here. They come highly recommended as successful physicians and skillful surgeons, and it is their intention to have a hospital modern and up-to-date in every particular.
I saw in the Times that the little town of Academy had assumed its original name. That sounds good to me, and it brings to memory my boyhood days that I spent in Pocahontas county, and today I am glad that my home is near the little village of Hillsboro, the garden spot of West Virginia. The fine school building erected in Hillsboro speaks well for that community. It is an ideal location for a high school.
A. J. Cook
38 YEARS AGO
From the Greenbrier Independent of September 20, 1876.
The result of the Democratic primary in Pocahontas county on the 9th: For House of Delegates, Geo. W. Siple; for Sheriff, Wm. H. Cackley; for Prosecuting Attorney, R. S. Turk; for Presiding Justice, Issac McNeel; for County Surveyor, Brown Yeager; for Assessor, W. F. Arbogast.
Between Greenbank and Lewisburg, 1,223 stacks of hay may be seen from the road. If, as it is believed, these stacks will average two and a half tons, the amount of hay in sight will be 2,858 tons, to say nothing of the quantity in barns.
Six thousand white pine logs were floated down the Greenbrier from Pocahontas and on Tuesday and landed in the boom at Ronceverte. A rude log cabin fixed on logs forming a raft was used by the drivers for quarters while following the logs down the river. The sight was a novel one and many along the way went to the river to see the logs and the raft go by. The value of the logs was estimated at $30,000.
Married at the residence of M. J. McNeel, in the Levels of Pocahontas county, on the 12th, by Rev. D. S. Sydenstricker, P. M. Cleek and Miss Effie M. Amiss.
The hunting season is upon us when we will either have to take down the gun and go out and get meat for the pot, or go back on our oft repeated promise. Most of us will weakly put it off for another year, for this thing of toiling through the woods trying to surround some intelligent wild animal who hears you coming for a mile, is not what it is cracked up to be. It is no use for the average man to pit himself against the cunning of the wild beast whose very existence depends upon its wits.
Deer are little cattle, anyway. Did you know that a fawn if found in the woods and fondled by the hunter will, if put down on the ground, follow the hunter home and become the most docile and affectionate of pets. It can never get enough petting and fondling and it is always in the way and underfoot. It particularly likes to find the bald-headed member of the family asleep in a hammock and lick his old bald head with a tongue like a file, much to the annoyance of the object of its affections.
Buck’s horns will fall off when spring first gets in the air, and will grow back again longer than ever and be ready for the fight again in the fall, but if a buck be castrated his horns hereafter will never fall off or grow.
As we go to press the news comes of the death of C. P. Dorr, which occurred at his place, Clover Lick, this afternoon, Thursday. For the past six months he has been afflicted with cancer of the stomach. He was one of the most prominent men in the state, and at one time represented the district in Congress.
Elane Mildred Pauline Carr, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. s. T. Carr, died at her home near Clawson, October 1, 1914, at about 12:30 o’clock in the afternoon, after a few days illness. She was an unusually bright child, very affectionate, leaving a lasting impression on all with whom she came in contact. She leaves one sister, one brother and a host of friends to mourn her departure. The funeral service was conducted at the home by Rev. J. M. Walker. Rocks of Ages was sung, after which she was laid to rest in the family graveyard near Clawson.