Thursday, September 16, 1948
H. Lee White was over at his old home in Crabbottom last week. On his return he was accompanied by Mrs. George Swecker and son, Paul, who were guests in the White home for a few days. Mr. White went a fishing over in the South Branch. He brought us an eel skin which is a considerable curiosity to most people who live on the western waters.
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Squire J. H. Shrader, of Huntersville, was in Marlinton Monday on his way to Hillsboro. He gave us a pointer in fitting lambs for market. He runs his sheep in the woods, and a month or so before the lambs are to go away, he brings them in to his grass fields and feeds them on pumpkins. The lambs fatten surprising fast.
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P. K. Kramer was down from Bartow last week. Most of his summer was spent in a Baltimore hospital. He is now greatly improved in health.
WHAT MAKES THE FARMER WILD?
This printing office does a big business in the sale of cloth notices for posting land. Most of the farmers who buy these posters take the pains to tell us how come they feel compelled to prohibit trespassing on their lands. Their story is always the same. Somebody has abused a privilege. And in order to protect their property everyone must stay off…
One progressive farmer had spent a lot of good money for a metal dipping vat for treating his sheep. It was a handy thing. A hole was dug in the ground, the vat put in and the sheep dipped in it. The vat could be easily moved from one pasture to another. It had been taken up, turned over and left for a convenient time to move to another place. Some low down sneak proceeded to put a few loads of shot through the bottom of it. Fifty of more dollars’ worth of property thus destroyed.
One farmer had fed and watched five wild turkey hens in his pasture all winter and spring. They raised perhaps 75 young ones this seasons. One morning, a few weeks ago, shooting was heard on the hill, but no attention was paid to it as the neighbors were accustomed to coming in there to get groundhogs when fresh meat was needed in the family larder. Afterwards it was noticed that the wild turkeys were not coming in to the stubble fields, and, on salt day, a number of dead young turkeys were found in the hacking. It was then plain to be seen that some outlaw game hogs had wiped out the turkeys before they were able to take care of themselves and before they were much good to eat…
And on and on, until the hospitable farmer is driven to distraction, gets hostile and warns people to keep off his land. He does no more than he should have done long ago.
Nine out of 10 men are gentlemen with whom the average landowner is glad to share the game with, but the 10th is a nuisance that can only be abated by keeping out all comers.
Mrs. Fannie E. McCullough, wife of L. M. McCullough, of Wheeling, died September 6, 1923. She was a daughter of John F. Moss, of Buckeye, and she is survived by her husband and two children. Burial at Buckeye…
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Mrs. Oda Campbell Kellison, wife of Dennis Kellison, died at her home at Stillwell Thursday, September 6, 1923. Her age was 43 years. Burial at the Cloonan grave yard.