A large amount of sickness is reported from the upper end of
On account of the flood in Ohio, Grantsville had to do without
mail for several days last week.
Tom Robinson of near Brooksville and his entire family are down
with lagrippe. Never before were there as much sickness in the county as there
is at the present time.
There is no local news, whatever, except sickness, and to report
all the cases of sickness in this county would take a much larger paper than we
Charley Stump launched his ferry boat on Saturday. She was
christened the “Traveler’s Hope.”
M.M. Trippett marketed a wagon load of meat at this place on
Friday. He reports a great lot of sickness in his community.
The steamer “Return” made a trip up the river to Third Run last
The Lulu S., a gasoline boat owned by Geo. Teener on the lower
end of the Little Kanawha, came near going over the Leachtown lock on Wednesday,
but by quick action of the cooler headed men of the crew, was prevented. Most of
the men aboard jumped into the river and swam ashore. No harm was done.
Paul Kaufold, 38, of Valencia, Pa., was severely inured in an
accident near Annamoriah on Saturday evening, and was not found until the next
morning. It was estimated that he lay outside for approximately 15 hours,
exposed to the cold.
An employee of Austin and Marshall drilling company, he was
reported to have suffered a spinal cord injury, and paralysis had developed in
The accident was thought to have occurred about 6 p.m. The
pickup truck that he was driving went over a hill and Kaufold was thrown from
the truck. Despite his injuries, he managed to pull himself quite a distance by
grasping roots and bushes, but was not found until about 9 a.m. on Sunday.