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Thursday, August 6, 1914

 

Army worms are so thick on a farm in Greenbank district that they ate a farmer’s shoe strings while he rested in the shade.

Theodore and Jesse Hoke, of Greenbrier county, who have been patients at the Hinton Hospital for several weeks, suffering from pistol shot wounds, inflicted by the sheriff of Pocahontas county and his deputy when they resisted arrest, are doing nicely and are considered out of danger. – Hinton Leader

Slim Pickens came into Hogwallow yesterday morning and after resting awhile on the front porch, bought fifteen cents worth of bologna sausage. Cricket Hicks, an old friend, came up and hesitated, but Slim did not recognize him until the sausage was all gone. – Moorefield Examiner

Sidney Hocks became intoxicated Saturday evening and tried to drive his yoke of steers into the post office, but failed on account of the door being too narrow. There have been many other complaints recently on account of the narrowness of the door at the post office. – Moorefield Examiner

Miss Genevieve McClintic, daughter of Dr. McClintic, is one of the American tourists in Europe, whose pleasure is bound to be marred on account of the war frenzy of the European countries. Her party expected to be in Germany by the first of August but it is almost certain that the route has been changed.

 

Not the Same Thing

There is nothing dearer to a man than a good wife and very little that is more expensive.

 

Pleasure’s Limitations

Pleasure is medicine to some and under proper conditions is conducive to health and happiness. Pleasure in itself, and when made the only end in life, is a peril.

 

ARRESTED

Sheriff Cochran arrested Harper Ray at Stony Bottom Saturday night. Ray had been indicted for fighting, and when arrested had a pistol in his pocket. His brother, Forrest Ray, attempted to interfere with the officers, and he was brought along too. They were before Squire Smith Monday morning, and were held for the next court.

 

 

THE ALLEGHENY CLUB

This has been a record week at the Club for bass fishing. The evenings have been quite cold, and the tales of the day’s sport have made very interesting stories, as the fishermen sat around the big log fires.

F. H. Campbell, of Lewisburg, has been here ten days and made the record catch, bringing in sixty big bass in five days, fishing on an average of two hours each day.

Saturday, Judge Dice, W. S. Coursey, Everett Herold and Mr. Campbell went for an all day fishing over in Virginia at the Narrows. They had a successful day but decided there was really better fishing within walking distance of the Club.

 

DUNMORE

Fine showers.

The war cry brought out the road workers in our district, and there is certainly some work needed between Dunmore and Frost.

Ellis Buzzard has sold his Back Alleghany farm to Charlie Wooddell, of Buffalo mountain.

Howard McElwee and family, of the Boohoo Springs, spent Sunday in town.

The Italians have finished the Warn railroad grade to the Alleghany mountain – eight miles.

Quite a good many buildings have been put up at Raywood. The big sawmill and hotel are being pushed and the iron has been placed on the bridge, and the laying of the ties has commenced on the Warn railroad.

Cam McLaughlin, we believe, has the finest two-year-old stallion ever seen in Pocahontas county. He will make a finer horse than the $3,000 Cass horse. Auctioneer Swecker will sell him at the Academy at the Stock Show.

One of Mr. Collins’ little girls was kicked in the head by a horse and badly hurt, but is now out of danger. Dr. Little and Mrs. Swecker rendered medical attention.

 

YELK

Hay harvest is the agony of the day, with better crops than was expected.

James Gibson and Mrs. Lottie Gibson are having cellars built.

Mrs. Samuel Gibson is quite much afflicted.

Corn looks well but needs rain badly. Gardens look well considering the drouth.

Not much said as to politics but we hazard the remark across the miles that since the assassination of a once prominent political party amid the orgies, the clangor, of a Chicago convention, the democratic party will have it all their own sweet way.

We once knew an old lady who was very religious and in the vicinity was a man whose belief was not strictly orthodox, whom she called an infidel, which reminds us that we are a kind of political infidel.

 

 

Note the coiffure of the girls,

First they had the puffs and swirls,

Then they had the fishhook curls

(to lure us into dangers.)

But, Ah! the situation clears.

The tango coiffure now appears

And we see milady’s long lost ears.

Welcome little strangers.

 

HON. WM. CURRY, DEAD

Wm. Curry died at his home at Huntersville Saturday night, August 1, 1914, of the infirmities of age. Since November his health has been failing and his death came not unexpectedly. To the last he retained his mental faculties to a remarkable degree. Had he lived until November he would have been 93 years old, having been born in 1821.

He was a son of John and Jane Curry and was born on Back Creek in Highland county. In 1853 he came to Pocahontas county, settling at Huntersville. Just before the war he was elected clerk of the courts of Pocahontas county, it is due to him that the records of the county were not destroyed. He carried them from place to place, hiding them away.

William Curry married Miss Lucy Hill, daughter of Joel Hill. She died a few years ago. They are survived by their children, Mrs. J. S. McNeel, of the Levels; Mrs. Wade, of Highland county, and Sherman P. Curry, of Huntersville.

 

 

 

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