Thursday, September 6, 1923
COUNTY RACE DAY
Arrangements are being made to have a day or two of racing at the Pocahontas County Fairgrounds, probably on September 28 and 29. Among the things proposed to be done are horse races in which only horses from Pocahontas County are eligible for entry. There will be a riding tournament, and a regular honest to goodness fox chase. A live fox will be started at the grandstand and the only dogs to be entered are regular long-eared fox hounds. Persons with horses and mules to race, and hounds to chase, get in quick communication with E. M. Richardson at Marlinton.
Pocahontas County was well represented at the road meeting at Monterey last Thursday. The road commission of the State of Virginia sat at Monterey to consider the route it would take from Monterey with the State road to the West Virginia line. Two routes are proposed – the old Staunton and Parkersburg Pike to Durbin, and the other is by way of the Vanderpool Gap, Mill Gap and Townsend Draft to Frost. There were advocates for both routes…
CHEAT MT. CLUB
The Cheat Mountain Club entertained a party of 40 over Labor Day. Squirrel hunting and bass fishing were enjoyed by a number of guests…
On Saturday afternoon, August 18, from 3 to 5 o’clock, Miss Virginia Dare Moomau gave, at her home in Greenbank, in honor of Miss Lucille Oliver, a miscellaneous shower. When the 40 guests had assembled, each was presented with a needle and thread with which to make into towels the 16 yards of linen which was presented to the bride-to-be. After Miss Oliver had cut the linen, the towels were hemmed and embroidered with the initials of the makers. A clothes line was stretched across the reception hall on which these, along with many beautiful linen gifts, were hung… Two large parcel post bags filled with many other gifts were piled high on the library table. When the bride opened these she found many lovely pieces of cut glass, china, silver and aluminum… Delicious refreshments were served… At this point two preachers and an elder came in, finished the refreshments, and broke up the party.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Clendenen, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ira D. Brill, a daughter, September 1, 1923.
On Monday morning, August 13, 1923, the death angel came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Galford, and claimed their darling baby, Neva Virginia, aged 20 months. She was sick only a few days. Everything was done for the little sufferer that loving hands could do, but God had called her and our loss is heaven’s gain… Little Neva was a bright, affectionate child, and was loved by all who knew her.
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A small child of D. F. Hull’s died August 31, 1923. Burial at Wesley Chapel Saturday.
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Mrs. Martha Sutton, wife of W. R. Sutton, died at her home at Hosterman Wednesday, August 29, 1923. She had been in poor health for several years. Her age was 70 years. Mrs. Sutton is survived by her husband and a number of children. She was a sister of the late William Cassell.
FARM FOR SALE
Farm on 104 acres, more or less, of good limestone land; about 30 acres in cultivation, balance in pasture and woodland, second growth black walnut, locust, elm, oak, poplar, etc. One and one-half miles to school and church. Two miles to the post office, store, mills, etc. Four and a half miles to the railroad station and four miles to the high school. Farm is on a State road seven miles from Marlinton. Fair house, good outbuildings, good young orchard of peach and apple trees, and a lot of old apple trees.
Price $8,000, and if sold at once will include six acres of good corn, two acres of potatoes, three and a half acres soybeans. All machinery and farming implements, including good Conklin wagon. Price of farm alone for immediate acceptance $7,500. Terms on part, if desired.
Come see this good little farm or write.
H. F. Arbogast