Thursday, April 15, 1898
DRS. CUNNINGHAM and Price went to Buckeye Tuesday to amputate Mrs. Jonathan McNeil’s arm. She is afflicted with cancer and the physicians, though acceding to the wish of her and her friends, consider the operation hopeless.
THE DOGS of this town have become a great nuisance. A man cannot walk the principal street without being bayed by them in great numbers. They have also ruined the nervous constitutions of a number of worthy cows. Last week, poison was put out and a number of them ate it, but only one died. We may add that he was the only decent dog in the place. The reason is, he belonged to the writer. The rest are worthless curs.
SHAWNEETOWN, a hamlet in Illinois, is today a lake. The levee broke April 3 and the inhabitants had to get away as fast as possible. One or two hundred people were drowned. The people lost everything. They are suffering from hunger and cold, but help has arrived.
A RUNAWAY accident occurred at the Fortifications above the Greenbrier Bridge Sunday morning. W. W. Tyree was driving a double team. B.N. Rayburn and J. D. Pullins were driving behind in a buggy drawn by a single horse. The team in front was hitched too long and the pole dropped out of the yoke. The horses started up hill in a run. Tyree tried to jump and landed on his head. He was hurt about the head and badly bruised, but was able to be around Monday. The team ran to the stable. The horse behind started to run, and it was with difficulty that the horse was pulled over the road so as not to drive over the body of Tyree, who was unconscious. The buggy was broken a little, but the horses were not harmed.
No one has been able to remember a term of the court when as many as four convicts were sent to the penitentiary from this county before. Three confessed and Wilfong was tried.
There were thirty-three indictments returned by the grand jury. Four of these were for felonies. The others were for minor offenses, directly or indirectly connected with liquor.
Charles Beverage, the witness of last court, who refused to divulge the name of the man of whom he bought moonshine whiskey, and who was let out on his own recognizance to come back and testify, again refused in his quixotic manner to give evidence and the Judge sent him to jail for an indefinite length of time and adjourned court without releasing him or fixing his sentence.
And it snowed again.
Sid wants to know why good church men cannot haul whiskey as well as other men.
C. O. Arbogast bought a wagon load of chairs and rockers from the Dunmore Furniture Shop.
Miss Alice McLaughlin spent a few days at home. She has been in the sinks so long that she looks like somebody’s dear.
Col. S. C. Pritchard is going to have his mill repaired by Ed Mullenax. Mr. Mullenax is considered the best mill-wright in the state.
Auctioneer Swecker got wound up at the Boggs sale of goods and before he ran down, it took six people to get the goods to him.
Swecker says he hopes that the devil and the two wool blankets that were stolen from him at the Hively sale will keep the fellow warm the balance of his days.
J. A. and Peyton Moore have been to The Levels for flour.
Several lots of cattle are being fed on the creek and some hay hauled off, and still some farmers have an abundance.
Ellis McCarty, Esq., recently put up a handsome monument for his father, brother and sisters in the Harper graveyard. Who will follow his example? This burying ground has been long neglected.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lantz, a daughter. Also to Dr. Barnett and wife, a daughter.