Thursday, September 29, 1898
There are two extremes, into one or the other of which many mothers fall – that of over-solicitude for their children, a fussiness and a tendency to coddle them and run with them to the doctor for every ache or pain; and that of cureless inattention to a child’s complaint of feeling poorly or to injuries received in rough play.
In the first case the, the child is in danger of developing into an irritable, selfish valetudinarian, while the mother destroys the happiness of what ought to be the sweetest part of a woman’s life, and is also in danger of driving herself into a condition of nervous invalidism.
On the other hand, the mother who habitually dismisses without a second thought every complaint by her child of discomfort or pain, or who thinks it will make her boy more manly if she schools herself not to betray sympathy for him in his physical troubles, runs the serious risk of ignoring some incipient ill which, if taken in time, may be arrested, but if neglected may develop into a life long affliction.
Of these two extremes, the former is attended with by far the more serious danger to the child, but the latter is not without its perils…
ROAD TO WEALTH
To our Friends and Patrons:
We wish to say that hereafter our business will be conducted on a cash basis.
Many of our friends and patrons may be surprised at this; we hope none will be offended.
Here are a few of the reasons:
The memory of a great portion of our credit customers is too brief.
People cannot pay for goods in time for us to pay for them.
Notes and accounts, we have found to be of no value when in need of money.
95 percent of men doing credit business fail.
95 percent of men doing cash business succeed.
We cannot discriminate between those who will pay when they say they will and those who will not.
Had we had sufficient money to loan out we would have started a bank instead of a store.
We did not know the facts connected with the credit business when we started our little business or we would never had sold a 3¢ box of matches on time; we would have let the customer have it for a penny for cash down…
Sowing wheat in full blast. A large acreage is being sown.
The closing of the Hamlin Chapel Sunday School on Sunday had a very good attendance. Besides several recitations by members of the school, Rev. G. P. Moore and Mr. Henry Barlow gave talks which were very complimentary.
The Pine Grove Literary Society will meet at Pine Grove school house Friday, September 30, at 7 p.m. for the reorganization of the society. Everyone interested is cordially invited to attend and help make the society a success. – Tom Thumb
THE GALFORD CONNECTION
So far as now known, Thomas Galford, Senior, was the original ancestor of the Pocahontas Galfords. It is believed he came from the Middle Valley and was of Scotch descent. Thomas Galford lived on the place now held by F. Patterson and Charles Nottingham on Glade Hill, and it is the opinion of most that he came there just previous to the Revolution.
Thomas Galford had a brother, John, of whom but little is now known. There was a sister Jennie who became Mrs. Otho Gum and lived at the head of Crab Bottom, Highland County. Another sister became Mrs. John Chestnut, on Little Back Creek, where she has numerous descendants.
Thomas Galford Senior, married Naomi Slaven, late of Meadow Dale, and they were the parents of two sons, John and Thomas, Jr.; and a daughter, Elizabeth…
Thomas Galford, Junior, married Frederika Hillery and lived at Huntersville, where he conducted a flourishing tannery. They had two sons and one daughter, Harrison, Geo., and Mary, who is now Mary V. Rodgers, near Buckeye… His second marriage was to Henrietta Sutton…
John married Jennie McLaughlin and went to Lewis County…
In reference to the pioneer’s daughter Elizabeth, the tradition is that when she was 14 years of age, she was sent on an errand to the mill, a quarter of a mile east of the residence. The child was never seen afterwards.
While parties were carefully searching the creek, Indian signs were discovered and it was at once concluded that she had been taken captive…
Of enteric fever at McDonald, Fayette County, John C. Warwick, in the 32nd year of his age.
He was the eldest son of John W. Warwick and Caroline Craig, late of Edray…
He was educated at the Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro…
His wife was Miss Mabel Feamster, a granddaughter of Honorable James Withrow, of Lewisburg. She and her little son, George, survive him, along with three sisters: Mrs. Woodsey Moore, near Dunmore; Mrs. Maggie Lockridge, at Driscol; and Miss Emma Warwick, near Edray…
His remains were borne to Lewisburg by the Masonic fraternity and buried in the cemetery near the Old Stone Church. Thus, it has come to pass in the brief period of two or three years, an affectionate family of eight persons has been called to mourn in rapid succession the deaths of five of their home circle.