Thursday, May 19, 1921
This writer knows this sounds like a lie, but it is vouched for by a man whose truth and veracity are not questioned in his presence. He is a citizen of this town and was trying to make it to a settlement, and the lights of his automobile went wrong.
He borrowed a lantern and had not proceeded far when it was jolted off and badly smashed. He tried to run in the dark, but found it too dangerous. Seeing the lights of a car approaching, he thought he would flag it down and ask them to drive slowly so he could follow their light into town.
As he waved his lantern, there was the sound of breaking glass among the rocks on the hillside. The car stopped and while the occupants were known to the belated traveler, he received a cool reception.
When he told his business, the temperature seemed to go a little lower, if anything. And then, the pitiful story came out.
They had expected to travel in a snake infested country; they had the opportunity to secure a half gallon of moonshine and they had fortified against a dry day.
When they saw they were being flagged down, they took no chances and put the evidence over the side of the road.
It hit a rock.
Married, Gilbert Dahmer and Miss Nola May Bennett, May 11, 1921, at the parsonage, Rev. F. B. Wyand officiating.
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The northern lights came down in all their glory last Saturday night. Seldom are they seen here, and it was an unusually fine display. Telegraph instruments responded to the electric currents and went crazy for a couple of hours.
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Scientists detected a sunspot, ninety-one thousand miles long, on the sun last Sunday. It is supposed to have had an influence in the recent cold wave which started in Nebraska and is reported as moving east.
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George W. Ginger is advertising a lot of livestock and personal property at his farm at Huntersville. He has a lot of good stuff, more than he needs.
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Monday was show day in town, and a big crowd of well dressed, well behaved people filled the tent of the Campbell-Bailey-Hutchison shows until there was standing room only. It was a good show, decent and respectable in every particular. Marlinton maintained her reputation as a show town, the circus having the best day’s business it has enjoyed this season. If prohibition don’t prohibit, something else does, for there was no sign of drinking or drunkenness here Monday.
Decoration service at the Beaver Creek graveyard on the fifth Sunday of May at three o’clock p.m. The public is invited.
O. P. McNeil, P. C.
West Virginia has passed a law providing fines and imprisonment for ladies who steal other ladies’ husbands. – by James J. Montague
In Tennessee, New Mexico,
Nebraska or Wyoming,
It’s safe for brazen vamps to go
With benedicts a-roaming.
In North Dakota, Michigan,
New York or Colorado,
A jane may vamp a married man
With undisguised bravado.
So, vamps, you’re free to make your dates
With all the guile that’s in ya
In forty-seven sovereign states,
But not in West Virginia.
For if you pick some likely chap
In Charleston or in Wheeling
Who has a million and whose map
Is winsomely appealing,
Unless he is a bachelor
Do not exert your powers
And, when you land him, nick him for
Swell jewelry or flowers.
Beware of vamping him by stealth,
Which you’ve perhaps projected,
For in that rock-ribbed commonwealth
A husband is protected.
In Maine, Wisconsin, Illinois,
Vermont and California
Are homes it’s legal to destroy;
But solemnly we warn ya
In West Virginia not to tempt
A married man to falter,
For in that state, they’re all exempt
When led once to the altar.
Else in a dungeon, dark and damp,
They’ll clap you, for repentance,
And there will be no chance to vamp
While you serve out your sentence.
Mrs. Madora Alice Carr, wife of J. P. Carr, died at her home at Clawson on Sunday night, May 1, 1921.
She was born May 20, 1857, therefore lacking only a few days of being 64 years old.
On Friday night before her death, she was taken seriously ill, everything was done for her that kind hands and loving hearts could do, but the summons had come from on high.
About forty years ago, she married J. P. Carr, and to this union were born eleven children, four of whom preceded her to the grave.
She was a kind, loving mother, a devoted wife and, to her neighbors, she was always ready to lend a helping hand. In sickness, no night was too dark for her to go when she was called, and nothing was left undone that she could do.
She will be greatly missed in the neighborhood where she lived as well as in the home. She was a member of the M. P. Church at Fairview, always striving for that better world, which she is enjoying today.
Funeral services were conducted from the Clawson church Wednesday following her death at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Hogsett, of Mill Point, after which she was laid to rest beside her children in the Clawson Cemetery.
Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her departure four boys and three girls, S. T. Carr and Eliot Carr, of Clawson, and E. M. Carr, of Beard; Mrs. Lomberger, Mrs. Rollie Warner and Miss Augusta, all of Akron, Ohio. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Frank Jackson, and two brothers, A. S. and Newton D. Friel, and a host of friends, which was shown by the large crowd that attended her funeral, the beautiful flowers that were strewn on her grave and tendered sympathy to the bereaved husband and children.
Dearest Mother, thou art gone and, oh, how we miss thee in the home; friends and neighbors will miss thee, but thy spirit is hovering near.