Letter From Bakerton.
Bakerton, W. Va.,
March 13, 1894.
MR. EDITOR– As I have not seen anything in your paper for some time concerning our little town, I will write you a few items which may be of interest to your readers Bakerton is on the boom. Mr. Thomas Welsh has built quite a nice house, and several more will be built in the future. The prospects for the lime business are very bright. The ore bank is running full blast. The merchants seem to be busy and everything has a tendency to show that the hard times have passed away.
A branch of the Richmond Building Association has been organized here, and quite a number of shares have been sold. If everything continues on the go we will soon have quite a town.
Mr. Editor, I notice in your paper, which is always a welcome visitor here, quite a number of candidates for the Legislature. We have no candidate to offer from our town, but we do most heartily endorse Mr. C. E. Lamar for the place, knowing him to be a true and deserving Democrat, and would well represent the people in the Legislature. The voters here, and there are quite a number, see to be of one accord, and that is with their ballots they will help Mr. Lamar knock those persimmons you spoke of in your paper last week.
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