Thursday, September 10, 1914
In a collision between two locomotives at Ronceverte Saturday, James Stone, engineer, was killed and Frank Loomis, fireman, was badly hurt. Mr. Loomis for a number of years lived in the home of the late S. M. Gay at Indian Draft.
Luther Irvine has invented an improvement on his fruit picker which is being sold in great numbers by the local company. The improvement consists in a pair of clippers to cut the fruit from the stem.
An Austrian from Durbin was brought to jail Monday on an insanity charge.
Squirrel season came in this week. So far we have seen but one that has been taken, but the reverberations of heavy artillery on the heights overlooking this town indicate that a good deal of powder is being burned.
Miss Genevieve McClintic landed at Montreal on Tuesday. She was in Berlin when the war broke out and had to remain in Germany several weeks before reaching England.
A.S. Overholt and son have succeeded J. Hamed & Bro. in the mercantile business. Mr. Overholt returns to a business he had much experience in years ago in the county before the railroad came.
Light shower of rain last night. Corn will soon be ready to cut and is an average crop.
Mr. and Mrs. Cam Armstrong were fishing on Williams river last week and report a very good catch.
George Jackson has finished hay harvest and gone away to work.
Forest Kellison is going to start the plow for a wheat crop.
The apple crop is heavy and falling off. Come down, Mr. Editor, and see what good cider we can make.
A. C. Barlow was on the Creek last Saturday gathering up his calves. He paid a good, liberal price. Asa is an all around square man, and knows a good thing when he sees it.
Dry with cool nights. The apple crop is getting ripe fast.
Some wheat has been sowed. Large quantities should be sowed. The price of wheat has raised like the price of some goods. Goods and wheat that have been on hand for ten years have gone up like the price of calves under Wilson’s administration. Calves were $48 per dozen under Roosevelt, $36 per dozen under Taft, and went up to $360 per dozen under Wilson.
W. A. Noel took in the racing at Elkins.
A good many of our people are off to Monterey to the stock show.
Bernard and May McLaughlin are visiting their uncle, June McElwee.
Capt. Sweker spent some time at the clubhouse and hotel at the Minnehaha Springs, and reports everything up-to-date. People will not find a more pleasant place in any county.
The roads in Virginia do not look much like the road between Frost and Sitlington.
A. C. Barlow and French Hoover have been gathering up calves for a few days. They have a large number bought.
Harry Baxter, who is in the commissary of the Spruce Lumber Co. at Slaty Fork, spent Sunday at home.
Marvin Hannah had the misfortune to get his foot cut very badly Tuesday morning while working for Hannah Bros. Dr. Young was called and dressed the wound, and he was taken to Marlinton in R. H. McElwee’s auto.
Several of our people attended the show in Marlinton last Friday and report a fine show and a good time.
Wm. Gilmore and Frank Young are on the head of Elk registering the people this week.
JACOB W. BEARD DEAD
Jacob W. Beard died at his home at Beard Tuesday night, September 8, 1914, after a short illness of typhoid fever, aged about 45 years. His wife is also very low of the same sickness. His body will be buried today in the family lot at the Oak Grove cemetery.
The deceased was one of the more prominent and prosperous citizens of Pocahontas county, and a man who will be greatly missed. He was the eldest son of the late Moffett Beard and is survived by his mother, his wife and several children and a number of brothers and sisters.