100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller

By Diana Shaw

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Dec. 5, 1913

Madison County Democrat — Quinn Bradley and W. H. Pence have returned from the northern peninsula of Michigan on a hunting trip. They were gone 10 days and with their guide, a citizen of the state, who is acquainted with the forests, they killed five deer in a weeks time. They camped in the woods. The state law prohibits more than one deer being killed and taken out of the state by one person. There was a foot of snow on the ground when they left.

— Pastures are green and fresh and the ground has never been frozen hard during the month just passed. The supply of eggs was not up to the expectations of poultry owners, and the butter supply was good on account of fresh green grass being very good.

— Township clerks should certify the election of Justices of the Peace in their townships to the deputy supervisors of elections as well as to the justices elected so that their commissions may be issued to them. The elected justices must also forward to the supervisors $2 and this will be sent to the Secretary of State who will issue the commission.

— Mr. Kamakichi Suzuki of Tokyo, Japan, spent a few days last week as the guest of Miss Florence Cochrun at Big Plain. Mr. Suzuki graduated from Harvard in the class of ‘12. On Tuesday morning he gave a very interesting address to the schools at Big Plain. (Did he go back to Japan and start making cars?)

Part II

The Madison Press, March 18, 1954 — Mellott’s drug store here was robbed sometime Sunday night by thieves who obtained about $50 in rolled change, according to owner “Doc” Mellott. Mr. Mellott said that the work was evidently an inside job since the transom is ordinarily locked at all times. A safe was broken open and a heavy cash box removed together with the change. The cash box contained no money. Deputy Robert Allison said that nothing other than the money was missing and drugs and merchandise were intact.

— The Past Noble Grands of Coral Rebekah Lodge, were entertained Tuesday night Feb. 23 with Mrs. Richard Hockenbery as hostess. Mrs. Paul Laferty led the devotions with roll call answered by some incident in the life of George Washington, and a favorite cherry recipe. The program included a round of canasta and refreshments.

— West Jefferson village council has approved the action of Mayor Homer Braithwaite in the case of Amber Corney. Corney was voted a $350 severance pay. Council also discussed the way and means to modernize and improve the village water plant.

— The Home Demonstration Council of West Jefferson at its first meeting since its organization, was held last Wednesday. They learned the art of making wood fiber flowers which has become a popular pastime. Mrs. Charles Gregg, whose artistry in the various types of handcraft, instructed the 27 members in making dogwood blossoms and roses. Mrs. Francis Blauser and Mrs. R.P. Long are the leader of the group.

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