100 years ago — 1912
Just as soon as the necessary equipment arrives our City Hospital will be ready to receive patients. Many of the things can be purchased in Danville, and so far as possible, everything is being bought here. If you haven't done so yet, you can still give to the hospital. No mater how small the article, it will be gratefully received. Items still needed include mops and brooms, coal buckets, biscuit boards, rolling pin, ice-cream freezer, water cooler and any kitchen article.
Perhaps someone would like to furnish a nurse room or a private room, or give some much desired piece of operating room furniture. Any gift will be accepted at any time, but we are very anxious to get things together as soon as possible and ask you to help by sending or taking your gift promptly.
James Calhoun, 9-year-old son of Mr. James Calhoun of Forkland, is in serious condition as the result of an attack of a copperhead snake. He had been riding after the cows when a large snake jumped at the horse. The frightened animal plunged wildly and ran off, but not before the snake bit it. Young Calhoun was thrown to the ground and was also bitten by the snake. He hurried home and Dr. Caldwell was summoned. The snake chased the horse a long distance before fastening his fangs in the animal's leg.