Godfrey L. Cabot is in the county, looking after his extensive
interests. He will start a well soon on the Yoak farm on the hill east of
Another dog, supposed to have hydrophobia, was killed Sunday
evening near the courthouse by orders of Sergeant Bob Hamilton.
County court met in a special session on Saturday to pass upon
the two ferries at this place. The court purchased the rights of way for ferry
from Jerome Hardman for $50, and thus a very knotty problem was disposed of, as
Hardman had a deed for the riverbanks where the bridge piers are being built,
and it is thought by many to be a little unjust to take his ferry and banks
without any compensation. Under this arrangement, everybody is satisfied.
An automobile from Parkersburg, carrying a party of oil men,
broke down near the Bell ford on Saturday. The occupants were conveyed to this
place by a livery team.
Contractor R.C. Morgan has been in town during the past week. He
finished up the Bland well on Bull River, and got a duster of the rankest kind
in the Big Injun sand. He will drill next on the Kight farm near the head of
One of the first sun-powered cars was demonstrated in England.
It was a 1912 Baker electric automobile, similar to the one driven by the late
On top of the antique automobile is a 26 square foot panel of
solar cells, which receive the sun’s rays and charge batteries, as a result. It
takes about two days of exposure to sunlight for the automobile to develop
enough power to propel the car at 20 miles an hour for several hours. These
solar cells are the primitive type, and more advanced cells are available today.
It is possible, so scientists say, for an automobile to be
developed which will utilize the sun’s energy for city or town use. It would
probably be impossible to develop a car, at present, which could be used for
long distance travel, which would be practical, but a car could be developed
which could be used as a runabout in the average town.
If and when it arrives, it will eliminate the need for noisy
engines, the use of gasoline and oil, and will eliminate smoke and fumes. This
could be a blessing in such areas as Los Angeles, where smog is a major problem.
It could also ease the budget problem in many households, where the monthly
gasoline bill is $25 to $75.