BAKERTON, W. VA.,
December 15, 1891.
DEAR EDITOR:– As we have not been represented in your columns for some time, we again beg recognition, as we think we justly deserve. But owing to business matters, your correspondent has been compelled to neglect this important duty. That which would be of interest to most of your readers, could be more interesting by paying a visit to this busy place.
The damage done by the fire last spring has been repaired. Immense buildings that were burned to the ground have been replaced by far better ones, and again the busy village of Bakerton, is as it was, and to be rightly appreciated should be seen.
As Christmas approaches, the people here, not hindered by the town authorities, as in our larger towns, have fun and lots of it, and to one who is not used to such, an evening of enjoyment can be assured. Indeed, Mr. Editor, were you here at night your imagination would carry you back to your boyhood days, especially were you as fond of sport as the Bakerton boys. They may seem a little rude at times, but that fault can be readily overlooked when one knows that pure fun and only fun is meant by anything they may do.
Our school is full to overflowing, and the long-needed addition to the school-room here has been begun, and soon a second teacher will be added. The heaviest hogs of the season, as reported, was one killed by Mr. Frank M. Moler– net weight 354 pounds; one by Mr. W. J. Moler, 352 pounds. We suppose you can find many to beat us, but we are glad to hear of them. Bakerton will not be discouraged because her citizens are enterprising, and a failure only means renewed exertions at a future opportunity.
Jesse A. Engle, Jr., was in Baltimore last week on business.
Thanking you in advance for admitting us, I am
Yours, &c., X.
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