September 23, 1915
The sore mouth which was prevalent among the horses and cattle in the county is not the foot and mouth disease which was scattered over a large part of the United States this year. The veterinarians who came from the State agricultural station and also from the Department at Washington, pronounced it stomatitus caused by a fungus growth on the grass or other food eaten by the animals. It is not contagious and the disease runs its course in about a week.
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Robbers entered the store at Spruce Thursday night and secured about five hundred dollars in money and an equal amount in goods was missed. The postoffice is kept in the same building, and makes it a postoffice robbery.
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Over two thousand hunters’ licenses have been issued and are still being issued at the rate of seventy or more each day. Beside the work and trouble, this nuisance has cost the clerk near one hundred dollars in postage.
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Mrs. Emmett Sis, aged 19 years, was killed by lightning while standing in the door of her home at Spring Creek Saturday evening. The lightning struck the house beside an upstairs window, went down the door frame to a hinge and from that to the woman, killing her instantly. She is survived by her husband
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Editor R. A. Kramer caught an 18 inch bass that weighed three pounds and four ounces at Buckeye last Saturday.
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Much interest is being taken in the second annual farm products exhibit to be held at Marlinton in the opera house Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2. The attendance will be large and the exhibits promise to be numerous and fine. There is no cost whatever to any one – entries free and admission free to all. The prize list is contributed by Marlinton businessmen and others and is a very credible one. The farmer and the farm boy and girl who have not prepared an exhibit should and will feel ashamed when they see what others are doing and have done to improve farm conditions in the county…
DEATH OF J. C. PRICE
John Calvin Price, a prominent farmer of Dunmore, died suddenly last Monday morning, aged 75 years. He appeared to be in good health on that day and was sitting in his chair at his home reading and talking to his daughter and appeared to her to go to sleep. When his son came in just before noon it was discovered that he had passed away peacefully at some time that day.
He was the son of James A. Price and Margaret D. Price and was born in the year 1840 at the old Price homestead where Marlinton now stands, then known as Marlins Bottom.
He served through the entire Civil War as a gallant Confederate soldier, Co. F. 19th Va. Cal., and was wounded while at home on a furlough in an endeavor to escape capture by swimming the Greenbrier river.
In 1885, his first marriage took place with Miss Florida See, daughter of Adain See, of Randolph county. From this union there were two children born, two fine handsome boys. His wife and both boys died within a short period of time. His second wife was Miss Mary Williams, of Highland county, daughter of Dr. Robert Williams, who survives him, with two grown sons, Ligon and Emmett, ad one daughter, Mary Margaret.
He was a man with many friends, with an interesting personality, well-read, and had a great gift of conversation. he has played a very considerable part as one of the older citizens in the public affairs of the county…
Of the brothers and sisters of the deceased, but three remain. One sister, Mrs. Mary M. G. McLanglin, Rev. Wm. T. Price, D.D., and Capt. Woods Price.