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“Reporter,” a local correspondent from Gill in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Lincoln Republican printed on Thursday, April 26, 1923:
We are having fine weather for farming.
The Sunday school is progressing nicely at this place.
Prof. Lee Adkins is teaching a singing school at this place. The young folks seem to be taking a great interest, and are learning to sing nicely.
A number of the Ranger boys visited our singing school Sunday.
I.E. Tipton, our section foreman, has a very sick child.
Sam and Ernest Sperry, of Bernie, were visiting their brothers, W.M. and Philip Sperry, of Gill, Saturday, and Sunday.
Brad Gill has been suffering from the mumps the past week or two.
The Big Ugly Coal Co., has ceased operation here and their property will sell on April 30th to pay off their indebtedness, and will probably go into the hands of new operators.
Genil Messinger has moved down from Big Creek, Logan County, to Gill.
Forest fires were raging in this section last Sunday. Houston Elkins came very near losing his barn, horses and cows.
Fourteen coal cars were derailed at Chapmansville one day last week. No one was injured in the wreck.