Jess Mason of Ayers has a new saddle stallion, which is highly
recommended, and is a blue ribbon winner on several big occasions.
Sylvester Smith was indicted on the charge of horse stealing in
Gilmer County circuit court.
B.J. Concannon and Danny Heady arrived in town Thursday at noon,
and will begin getting out stone at the Hamilton quarry to be used in the large
bridge pier. More of Mr. Tulley’s men will arrive in the near future, and the
pier will be completed as soon as possible.
Amos Bunner writes that he has renounced his American
citizenship, swore allegiance to Great Britain, settled in Alberta, Canada,
taken a homestead, is pleased with the outlook, and believes that it is just
what he has been looking for.
There was a great amount of timber run down the Little Kanawha
during the past week.
We are sorry to note the illness of editor Boyd Stutler. He is
suffering from a severe case of the lagrippe.
The trial of State vs. Henry Sidwell, charged with stealing two
logs from Elijah Ash, in Squire Hays’ court, resulted in the acquittal of
Grantsville will soon have parking meters. Council ordered 120
meters at a special meeting three weeks ago, and delivery was promised in 30
Mayor Foster Poling said that some of the equipment had already
arrived, and that installation would begin before long.
Meters will be placed along Main St., from the bridge to
Florence St., on all of Court and Market Sts., behind the courthouse, and
perhaps a few on the lower part of High St.
The meters register parking at the rate of five cents an hour.
There will be two or three meters on Market St. near the post office that cars
may park for 12 minutes for one cent, long enough for postal patrons to pick up
mail. These meters will be painted red, while all the others will be a metallic
Poling said that ordering the meters was done to help alleviate
the parking situation in town. He said that many cars were left parked on the
streets all day long, leaving no room for shoppers, except in the middle of the
street, thus further complicating traffic problems. While the meters will be a
source of revenue for the town, the decision to use them was made, according to
the mayor, to relieve traffic congestion.