Bakerton, W. VA.,
March 10th, 1891,
DEAR EDITOR– While all is quiet and serene at this place, yet there is one topic daily discussed with interest, viz: the C. & O. Canal. As many of our citizen are interested as to the future of the old ditch, much anxiety was occasioned until the recent decision of the higher court, which has in a manner done much to appease such anxiety, and the majority are satisfied and glad that with spring the restoration of the canal as a waterway seems certain, and that once more the various enterprises along the canal and the picturesque old Potomac may soon be going on as before, and the old boat-horn can be heard that will make many hearts glad.
There will be a number of lots laid off in Bakerton soon and any one desiring to buy a lot and build themselves a home can do so here, as they can find plenty of work to do, for everything is in full blast. Besides, the lots will be sold very reasonably.
Mr. Jacob Strider has been complaining for the last few days, but at present is much better. Dr. A. S. Reynolds, of Shepherdstown, attended him. Jesse Thompson is also on the sick list this week.
Lumber for the erection of two new dwelling-houses has arrived here, and other houses will be built before another winter is upon us.
Mr. Daniel Baker, of Buckeystown, Md., was up this week, looking after the interests of the Lime Company. Mrs. N. S. J. Strider, of Uvilla, was in town this week and paid us a short visit. Mr. Bert Long, of Martinsburg, is visiting Mr. S. W. Bratt for a few days.
The increased number of pupils in the school here made it necessary to have an assistant teacher. Miss May Cockrell is ably filling the position.
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