|From the Grantsville News|
June 20, 1902
Crops are growing rapidly since the rain.
Clara inhabitants are so busy just now they have little time to gather the news.
J.J. Booher is hauling timber at this writing.
Persons who attempt to bring down others to a low standard, do not thereby elevate themselves. They rather sink themselves while those they traduce are benefited rather than injured.
Mr. John Sickels is kept quite busy collecting these days. John is one of our best collectors and a first class man in every respect.
Mr. I.T. Nicholson was on our streets recently. He says this place has not the charm for him it did when the snow was deep.
Work hands are scarce these days and wages good. J.M. Morgan says he can't get them at any price. A few years ago wages were very low, so were sheep.
Mr. Elzie Baily, of Richwood, had a Gypsy to tell his fortune. She told him "there were several democrats in Congress who would rather hold on to the threads of progress and squall whoa than to own a mile square in heaven." She told the truth.
Miss Minnie Morgan is resting very well at this writing, although she is poorly yet.
From The Calhoun Chronicle
July 1, 1902
Hoeing corn is the order of the day.
A.N. Nester bought a fine span of horses of C.N. Nicholson last week.
T.J. Starcher arrested Clyde Mace last week.
The Postoffice at this place is a nuisance.
Ed Margin will move his saw mill to J. L. Goff's next month.
L.H. Booher has gone to Richwood to work this summer.
Miss Clara Norman returned from Millstone last week.
S.C. Whitsell (Whytsell) has been building fence, which improves the looks of his farm very much.
The Sunday School at the new School house, is progressing rapidly.
Ahab Stalnaker, of Braxton county, is visiting Mrs. M.J. Tanner of this place.
Our ticket: For Circuit Clerk, C.C. Starcher; for House of Delegates, S.M. Ward; for County Superintendent Ira Stemple.