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“Jim Yats,” a local correspondent at Dingess in present-day Mingo County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan County Banner printed on June 26, 1890:

Farming is at a stand still in this locality on account of so much rain.

Railroading is lively along this part of the line. Mr. King is working two crews, one at day, the other at night.

W.F. Farley is teaching our public school at this place.

Smith Dingess and Mary Chafin were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at this place last Friday.