EDITOR REGISTER– As we have not been represented in your columns for some time, we beg that you favor us this week if space will permit. While all is quiet here, yet you have quite a number of patrons to your valuable paper.
The well here is completed at last. In or about March, 1890, Messrs. McCune and Thatcher, or Martinsburg, came to Bakerton to drill a well for the Lime Company located here. After many weary weeks of drilling, they concluded they had an ample supply of water, and moved their machine away. A wind wheel and pump were set up and put in operation, but a test proved the water to be far short of the supply needed, and Messrs. Downin and Rohr, of Hagerstown, had to be called in to put the well deeper, which was then about 150 feet. They went down to a depth of over 240 feet, and now we have abundance of water– indeed a stream that will furnish at least twenty gallons per minute– water we know, Mr. Editor, would do you good if you would but call around occasionally, as it is strictly pure and unadulterated. As we can not represent the growing prosperity of our town as a boom, we must say that the enterprise carried on here is very different from the so-called boom, as the Lime Company doing business here is not here for a day only, or a week, but to stay, and under the able supervision of Messrs. Thomas, Bratt, Houser, and Link the investment can but be a profitable one to the company.
Cupid continues to play a few of his pranks in this section. On Sunday last Mr. George Eichelberger, of Maryland, and Miss Kate Welsh, of Bakerton, were married quietly at the residence of Mr. Hamilton Eichelberger, the father of the groom, and the writer can only surmise that this is but a beginning.
Mr. J. S. Moler, Jr., is now with Messrs Strider and Engle, clerking in their store at Uvilla.
So much rain makes the mud here very muddy indeed, and some one has just remarked that the mud here sticketh closer than a brother, which is about true. But for fear I will tire some of your readers, or tae too much space that would be otherwise valuable to you, I will leave many things I could tell you unsaid. With many kind wishes for the REGISTER, I am yours truly, REX.
Bakerton Safety News (Vol 2. No. 4) The Bakerton Safety News Sponsored by The Safety Council, Washington Building Lime Company VOLUME II. BAKERTON, W. VA DECEMBER, 1935 No. 4. [page 1] Superintendent Bakerton...
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