Camp No. 2 of the Bear Fork Hunting Club, returned last week
from their outing, all well pleased with their trip and with their appetites for
game fully satisfied. One hundred and seven squirrels and 11 rattlesnakes in
five days of hunting is their new record.
The venerable Peter Johnson, of across the river, was quite ill
for several days last week with sickness due to old age. Uncle Peter, as he is
familiarly known, has passed his 85th mile post, and led an upright, useful
Otis McEndree of Pine Creek, progressive farmer and fancier of
well-bred dogs, was here on Saturday attending to business affairs.
Two of Sida Hathaway’s children are very sick of diphtheria at
the home of Oscar Hathaway on Pine Creek. Sida recently lost a child to this
same terrible disease.
Cattle men Conaway and Allender took another large drove of
cattle out of Calhoun. They have purchased practically all the cattle that have
been taken out of the county this year, and have given general satisfaction.
While not defending improperly protected amusement places, the
Parkersburg State Journal indicates
that there are plenty of other ways in which people may meet accidental death.
Quite right. Facilities for instantaneous and unexpected annihilation increase
as rapidly as civilization progresses. A hundred years ago about the only means
of accidental death consisted of going too near the water, or of turning your
back to the Indians. Now look what is available. The railroad, the automobile,
the flying machine, the fire-trap manufactory, the habit of talking back at the
wrong moment, the coal mine, the Missouri mule, and other methods of equally
Grantsville volunteer firemen were called out twice last Friday,
once at about , and
again at nearly .
The first call was to the Westfall property on North Grantsville, where an overheated cooking stove
caused some trouble. The fire was confined to the stove.
The second call was for a brush fire on the Mt.
ridge, near the Woodrow Everson property. It was reported that a large brush
fire was threatening several houses in the area, but when firemen arrived, they
found only a very small fire completely under control.