Thursday, October 20, 1923
A case of very considerable interest in a livestock country was the trial of Divers Sharp of the Williams River country on the charge of stealing sheep. This is one of the grievous crimes known to common law. Sheep are highly important in the scheme of mountain life. They are highly prolific and hardy and valuable. Or they are barren and worthless, and die like sheep, as the saying is. The dogs worry them and destroy them and discourage the industry, and to the uneducated eye one sheep looks much like another and they are easily lost or mislaid. They pay dividends twice a year, in the spring when the wool crop comes in and in the fall when the lambs go upon the market…
The wool crop of the county has brought in as much as a quarter of a million dollars in a single year and the income from lambs is generally much larger than the clip…
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Walter Tibbs was struck by the passenger train on the Marlinton yards at noon Saturday. He suffered broken ribs and other injuries, but seems now on the road to a quick recovery. He was going home to dinner and was walking on a sidetrack. He says he thought he was on the main track and stepped off, as he thought to avoid the fast approaching train. He stepped in front of the train and was knocked about 10 feet high. The injured man is a son of the late Howard Tibbs. He is a highly respected man, about 44 years of age and the father of a large family.
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Mr. and Mrs. Butler Sharp, of Stony Bottom, paid this office a visit Saturday. Mr. Sharp tells us that Olen Hamrick, a boy who stays at his place, killed 150 groundhogs this season.
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They tried a man down south the other day for killing another man, and his defense was that the deceased had sent him word that the next time they met that he would shoot him. The trial judge instructed the jury that it was the duty of the prisoner when he got such word to have avoided meeting the threatener, which may not be law, but which is good common sense. But the appellate said that instruction did not properly propound the law, for under that rule a man might not be able to go home, and the prisoner was given a new trial.
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Glen L. Vaughan, of Marlinton, who enlisted in the Navy August 31, 1923, has received honorable mention for the grade he made at the Naval Training School at Hampton Roads. He will either enter one of the trade schools or go on one of the big ships on its European cruise.
Married, Monday afternoon, October 15, 1923, at the M. E. parsonage in Ronceverte, Beecher Meadows and Miss Garcie McCormick, of Marlinton.
Born to Issac Cashwell and wife, of Marlinton, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Bobbett, on Stamping Creek, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. David Johnson, of Marlinton, a son.
The little three years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Burgess, of Wood-row.