News from Shenandoah City

HISTORY train Luray

February 25, 1892 — The tight times are easing up some, though it is tight enough yet hereabouts. 

Anglers are almost daily along the river banks, now and then taking a few fish, when the weather will permit. 

The Masons are making their arrangements for the erection of their new hall. The building we learn will be of brick, of good size and attractive in style. 

The N.&W. R.R. Co. is changing their roadbed near East Liberty, in this county, in order to dispense with the long trestle there. About one hundred hands are employed in their work. 

William Knight, working in the yard of the Norfolk and Western Railroad, and for some time a citizen of this town, died at an early hour on Sunday morning last. Mr. Knight died of pneumonia, and the announcement of his death was a surprise to many, very few being aware of his illness. He was confined to his bed but a few days previous to his death. 

Last week Benton Jenkins, who works at Lee Kite’s, secured an old skiff that lodged on the dam at M.C. Kite’s mill, and attempted to cross the river just below the dam where the water is very swift and it sunk with him. He managed to keep hold of the boat as it floated down the river to Jno. W. Shuler’s boat landing, where he made a landing. His cries for help were heard by Mrs. J. Shuler and when she got near the river, saw Jenkins emerge from the bushes along the bank nearly frozen. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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