Thursday, October 11, 1923
S. L Brown, local observer, reports on the weather for the month of September as follows: Hottest, 80 degrees on the 3rd; coolest, 38 on the 15th and 17th; mean for the month 58.3 degrees; greatest daily range in temperature, 30 degrees on 3rd. Total rainfall 2.92…
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First killing frost of the season at Marlinton Tuesday morning.
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Adam Moore has broken ground for a residence on his farm on the Jerico Road near Green Hill schoolhouse.
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W. A. Arbogast returned some weeks ago from a prospecting trip through Pennsylvania and other northern states. Immediately upon his return, he took his farm and poultry plant off the market. Conditions in Pocahontas, all things considered, are better than almost anywhere else for the farmer in general and the professional poultry raiser in particular… But the thing that impressed him most was the kind of people he would have for neighbors – gathered from the four corners of the earth. Here, we have the good old American stock in its purity – the best people in the world. Lots of people don’t find this out until they get away and can’t come back.
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Our young friend Frank Richardson, aged 10 years, caught a powerful big bass some days ago. In English exercise at school, it came his turn to tell a current event. He very graphically described taking the three pound bass. In the cross examination following, he answered all questions promptly, until a young sport of the same age rose to inquire as to the whereabouts of the hole where the fish was caught. Frank did not fall for this leading question, but replied: “Hold up a little, buddy, I ain’t telling anybody where.”
The October term of the Circuit Court of Pocahontas County. Then came his honor, the judge, and the plaintiffs and the defendants, in person and by their attorneys and the grand jurors in and for the body of the county, and the petit juries duly drawn and qualified, and sworn to try the issue joined and a true verdict render, and the clerk of the court and the shire reeve or head man of the county, and a cloud of witnesses, and being assembled, the sheriff says:
“Stand up, everybody,” and they all stood up and the sheriff opened court: “Oyez! Oyez! Silence is now commanded in the penalty of fine and imprisonment while Hon. S. H. Sharp, Judge of the Circuit Court of Pocahontas is sitting! All persons who have motions to make, pleas to file or suits to prosecute will now come forward and they shall be heard! God save the State and this honorable court…”
It soon became apparent that the conditions in the county in regard to observances of law and good behavior were exceptionally good. On the occasion of the county fair, Judge McClintic gave us his blessing and said that this county was first in the keeping of the law and his words made a very profound impression and have been repeated around a thousand hearths and there is evidence of a more or less universal intention to live up to the reputation that has been earned. This is a period of halcyon days…
DOGS KILL SHEEP
On last Sunday and Tuesday nights, dogs made a raid on the thoroughbred flock of registered Dorset sheep of J. Paul Beard, of Hillsboro. On Monday morning, Mr. Beard found a yearling ram dead, torn by dogs. This sheep had been sold for $25, to be delivered next week. On Wednesday morning, he found a two year old ewe dead, also torn by dogs. He had recently refused $50 for this sheep. Wednesday night, the dogs came again and were killed – an old hound and a young cur dog.
Mr. Beard has been at great expense and trouble in building up a choice flock of thoroughbred Dorset sheep, and he has secured some of the most popular blood of this fine breed. To have his flock torn by worthless dogs is aggravating to say the least. If the dog owners won’t take more pains to feed and to contain the dogs at night, the time is about here when there will not be room for both dogs and sheep.
Buckeye School: upper grades, Clara L. Palmer, teacher. Elva Auldridge, Amelia Heckert, Lucille and Jane Kennison, Stella McNeill, Ida Morrison, Ruth Rucker, Beatrice Howard and Georgia Weiford.
Primary room: Carrie Brown, teacher. James Miller, Paul and Glenn Duncan, Bernard Hinkel, Glenn Rucker, Jimmie McNeill, Bernice Miller, Lou Morrison, Pearl Auldridge, Mary Elizabeth Graham, Gladys Barnes and Madeline McNeill.
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Honor roll of Spruce Flat School: B. Taylor, teacher. Woodsie Moore, Freda Kisamore, Glenna and Eva Clonnan, Gladys and Geraldine Sheets, Orval Gabbert, Asa Moore, Mitchell Cloonan, Edgar Moore, Carl Kisamore, Edgar and Frank Fitzpatrick and Grace Cloonan.
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Honor roll for Laurel Creek School, Mrs. Glenn Barlow, teacher. Jessie Jordan, Mary Arbogast and Goldie Galford.
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Honor roll for Woodrow School, Glenn Barlow, teacher. Leonard and Kath-erine Kellison, Hallie Kiner and Goldie VanReenen.