Thursday, April 28, 1921
John Ryder and his brother, sons of Andrew Ryder, were killed while resisting arrest at their home near Monterey, Monday afternoon. The report is that the young men had broken some town ordinance and had resisted the police and escaped. A warrant was placed in the hands of Sheriff Bird, who took a number of deputies and attempted to arrest the young men at their home. They resisted, shots were exchanged and both young men were killed.
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Carload after carload of young western cattle are being brought to the Greenbrier Valley grasslands by stockmen this season. One day last week, a carload of black cattle consigned to Bartow, had to be watered at Marlinton. As soon as they were turned out of the car, about forty of the cattle took to the woods like buffalo. And then section men and office force had a little variety from the daily routine. All were rounded up except five head and these scattered over Marlin Mountain from Joe Buzzard’s on Knapps Creek to the mouth of Thorny Creek on Greenbrier River, and it took several days to bring them in.
E. F. McLaughlin has bought three registered two year old Shorthorn heifers. These fine cattle are from the McLaughlin herd at Max-welton, Greenbrier County. This herd has won prizes wherever shown, from the International down. Last year, Mr. McLaughlin bought a registered bull, and he has now the nucleus of a herd of Shorthorns, in which is represented some of the best blood strains of this noted breed of cattle. Mr. McLaughlin is the kind that will make a success as a breeder of purebred cattle. He is an expert stockman, conservative and experienced, with a great boundary of good bluegrass, and a couple of boys who are enthusiastic farmers.
Saturday, April 30, has been designated as Clean-up Day for the town of Marlinton. The town street force and truck will visit all parts of the town and remove waste materials from the streets and alleys. Citizens are urged to place garbage materials in heaps convenient for collection and removal. Junk of all de- scriptions should be collected and removed to the town dumping ground near the mouth of Knapps Creek.
– N. R. Price, Mayor
We believe summer is here. We extend a welcome hand and trust it is here to stay. There are no days quite like summer days.
Some very valuable work is being done on the road between here and Woodrow. The large stone being blasted out and the grade being cut down at Pine Grove schoolhouse is a great improvement.
F. M. White is contemplating a trip to Virginia, for pleasure and business combined.
BARTHOLOMEW – MCNEEL
On Wednesday afternoon, April 20, 1921, at 3:30 o’clock, the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church at Hillsboro, W. Va. was the scene of a beautiful and interesting society event, when Miss Lida Wallace McNeel became the bride of Mr. George R. Bartholomew.
The church was beautifully decorated with evergreens and potted plants.
The only attendants were the attractive ribbon bearers, Rachel and Virginia Irvine, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Irvine, cousins of the bride, and Mary Elizabeth and Catherine Bartholomew, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Bartholomew, nieces of the groom, wearing dresses of white and green organdy, very effectively carrying out the color scheme of green and white. The ring bearer was Master Samuel C. Bartholomew, Jr., nephew of the groom, who wore a white suit and bore the ring in a filigree basket.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. C. Johnson, in a very impressive manner, using the ring to seal the vows.
The bridal party entered the church to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march, rendered by Miss Mayo Beard, cousin of the bride.
The ushers were Kyle Beard, of Beard, and Richard McLaughlin, of Lewisburg.
The bride was attired in a handsome going away dress of dark blue tricotine and a georgette hat. She carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. McNeel and is one of the Levels’ fairest and most attractive women, and the groom is a prominent businessman of Hillsboro, and has been a resident of the county for several years engaged in the manufacture of lumber and is now Secretary-Treasurer of the Bartholomew Lumber Company.
The bride was the recipient of many handsome presents consisting of silver, cut glass, china and linen.
After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew, ‘mid a shower of rice, old shoes and words of good cheer from their many friends, motored to Seebert where they took the afternoon train over the C & O for an extended western trip.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Staton, at Ward, a daughter, April 25, 1921.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Thomas, at Buckeye, April 21st, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Everett Ruckman, at Minnehaha Springs, April 25th, a son.
GEORGE WASHINGTON HILL
Died, at Marlinton, April 26, 1921, George Washington Hill, aged 76 years, who, for the past fifty-five years, has made his home on the Clover Lick farm. He was born a slave, but immediately after the war came to the home of the Warwicks at Clover Lick and has remained at the old homestead ever since, with four generations of the family. He has been failing in health all winter and was brought here for treatment, but succumbed to the infirmities incident to age. He was a good, useful man, faithful and true.
“Give us a man, young or old, high or low, on whom we can thoroughly depend, who will stand firm when others fail; the friend, faithful and true – in such a one there is a fragment of the Rock of Ages.”