Items From Bakerton. I see through your columns news from other places, and I thought that I would give you some from our little town. Bakerton is growing and is now about a mile long. It reaches from the Methodist Church to the river. The lime company is now getting stone from the Flanagan quarry to burn in the lower plant. Under the good management of R. L. Houser, Bakerton has held her own during this dull business. They are making lots of lime. The farmers hauled lime this summer until the roads were white. The lime grinder was kept running day and night. We are looking for a man to come with a steam shovel, who has contracted to move the dirt off of the stone. Business is a little dull at present, but we hope it will soon come up to the standard. We have three churches here — Presbyterian, Methodist, and colored. We have have a fine Sunday school, with an adult Bible class, of which C. D. Carter is teacher. We have a lodge of Patriotic Sons with about fifty members. They turned out last Sunday and marched to the Methodist Church, where Rev. J. C. Siler of the Presbyterian Church preached a most eloquent sermon to them. The boys made a fine showing. The spelling bee we had a few weeks ago was a success. Mrs. Roy Best was the best speller, with Walter Hoffmaster second. We had two cases of scarlet fever here, and closed the public school, but the children have gotten well and the school has opened again. We have two stores here, and our merchants are doing a good business. The farmers are busy gathering their corn, which is selling at from $3 to $3.50 per barrel. The early wheat is looking fine. We had a sad accident about ten days ago. A truck ran over a young man, Wallace Grim, and hurt him so badly he had to be taken to the hospital in Charles Town. At this time he is getting along as well as could be expected. Shelden Geary, who has been at the hospital for some time, is expected home soon.
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