Tode and Jake Bennett completed a water well for the firm of
Smith & Huffman at their barn, and are now drilling the well deeper at the
residence of Jacob Huffman.
It is a noble thought of the commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic that hereafter there be but one annual national encampment
of all veterans of the Civil War, Union or Confederate. Both North and South
have their glorious memories, records of inextinguishable brilliancy that will
live as long as American history is read or tradition revered.
The men who engaged in these stupendous battles are rapidly
decreasing in number, bent with age and crowned with honors. Well may they
devote their remaining years to the cultivation of that spirit of fractional
affection and unity that has grown out of that great conflict. One camp for all,
the Blue and the Grey. It is a splendid conception, and would furnish a
spectacle and a lesson in exalted ideals and high purposes for the world and the
Next year will see the passing of a half century since the
inception of hostilities, so bravely and fearfully fought out and with such a
splendid outcome. It would be an apt time for the consummation of the
commander-in-chief’s idea, when all the old warriors might meet as one great
army, the pride and the inspiration of the Union.
One of the oldest landmarks in Grantsville is in the process of
being destroyed. It is a very large tree, located in the front yard of the
American Legion property.
The tree, over 18 feet in circumference, has become a danger to
the area. It was found to be hollow. Several months ago, a portion of the tree
fell and did considerable damage, so Legion officials started Saturday on the
job of removing it.
Another newsworthy tree is one that fell Sunday morning on the
electric power lines on Rt. 5 at the mouth of Big Root, between Grantsville and
Big Bend. It was a large oak tree that did considerable damage. The break was
thought to have also set up vibrations in the line which caused another break
over a mile away, the line falling across the road between the Wayne Underwood
and Forrest Gunn properties.
Work crews from Monongahela Power Co. toiled 12 hours to restore