Thursday, October 4, 1923
An editor, living at a distance, writes to know why I do not put headings to these articles. On the spur of the moment the best answer I could give him was that headings took up too much room. But that is not a fair answer. It would be nearer the truth to say that they could not be named before they were written and that after they were produced that it was not necessary to name them. There is never a baby born but what has two names picked out in advance but it is impossible to be more definite than that until it is ascertained whether the new- comer is a boy or a girl. And that is a good deal the way that a written article develops from the influences in the air that surround the writer…
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The Edray District High School put on the first number of its Lyceum Course Wednesday night to a crowded house. The DuMond Male Quartet provided the entertainment.
We can say of the Quartet that no more interesting and high class program has been rendered here in all the years of Lyceuma and Chautauqua. Joe DuMond and Ferdinand Nelson, tenors, Vane Baker, baritone, Max Noah, bass, make up the quartet.
“Nuf said!” The boys can sing.
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C. J. Richardson caught the big fish of the season at the Kennison Curve last Saturday – six bass and a blue cat ranging in weight from 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 pounds. His 10 year old son, Frank, caught and landed, without assistance, a three-pound bass.
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Paul Golden had his sawmill on Dry Creek much damaged by fire last Wednesday night. The fire is supposed to have caught from a spark in the sawdust pile. Mr. Golden expects to have his mill running again in a few weeks.
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There was a reunion of the family of the late Henry Lightner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Bessling on Lower Camden last Wednesday night. This is the first time the family circle has been complete in eight years. Those present were Mr. W. L. Cochran, Mrs. John G. Bessling, Mrs. Park McNeill, of Marlinton, Everett Lightner, of Richwood, Anthony Lightner, of Buckeye, and Andrew J. and George W., of Marlinton.
County Court was in session September 25 with President U. H. Hannah, Commissioners Williams and McNeel present.
Contract given to Ed McLaughlin and Lester Shrader to repair road from Browns Creek to the Jasper Dilley farm.
Monthly allowance to Mrs. Aberdine discontinued.
B. B. Beard, S. P. C., appointed administrator of the estate of J. N. Friel. Also of the estate of Alva Sharp.
Will of Geo. W. Callison admitted to probate. Richard H., Homer L. and Glenn W. Callison, Executors.
L. D. Sharp appointed administrator of the estate of Hugh C. Sharp.
Mrs. Susie A. Gibson appointed guardian of Lucile and Edmonia Gibson.
Mrs. Maggie V. Ray appointed committee of the estate of James Barkley.
The will of the late Andrew Adkison probated and N. C. McNeil qualified as administrator.
Over 600 people attended the chase day at the county fairgrounds Saturday. The day was perfect and a good time was generally had. The Dunmore band was present and furnished the music…
Ed Smith, Jr., L. W. Harless and John D. Gay carried off the money in the tournament.
The running race was won by L. W. Harless, Clarence Smith and Dan Carpenter.
In the fox chase, Jim Gibson’s noted hound “Romey” came in first, with Dewey Burr’s “Drew” second and William Cochran’s “Deck” third…
George W. Callison died at his home in Dayton, Virginia, in the early morning of August 27, 1923. He was the son of the late Josiah and Nancy Hill Callison and was born near Hillsboro. The remains were brought to Hillsboro on Tuesday for burial.
On Wednesday morning, the funeral service was conducted from the Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Hillsboro… He was laid to rest in the McNeel cemetery.
On November 21, 1877, he married Maude McNeel. To this happy union eight children were born. His wife preceded him to the grave only a little more than four months ago…
When the Bank of Hillsboro was organized, Mr. Callison was made the first President and served until after he moved to Virginia…