Thursday, October 25, 1923
Our county Court had a narrow escape from death or serious injury last Friday. The Court was standing beside the Warn log road by a cement storage house of Battershell & Goode. The log train was approaching and for no reason they could give, the members of the court moved across the track. As the log train came to the building, a log caught the building and turned it over where the court had been standing a few minutes before.
NEW METHODIST CHURCH OPENING
The new Marlinton Methodist Episcopal Church, South was formally opened last Sunday by Bishop U. V. W. Darlington. The day was perfect and an immense congregation gathered from all parts of the county to take part in the services. Between 1,200 and 1,500 people heard Bishop Darlington at morning services.
The new church is the finest building in Pocahontas county and one of the best church plants in the State. Its seating capacity is 1,000 and its arrangement is modern in every particular…
It is built of pressed cream brick with woodwork of oak. The art glass windows are strikingly beautiful. Memorial windows have been put in by C. J. Richardson to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richardson; by Uriah Bird to his mother; by F. M. Sydnor to his mother, Mrs. Mary Sydnor; by T. D. Moore to his wife, Mrs. Julia Gay Moore; one to the late Prof. John S. Moore; and one to the late Snoden L. Hogsett.
This building will represent an expenditure of more than $60,000 and it is worth all it cost. It is indeed a worthy monument of the zeal of an unselfish people in the cause of Christianity…
Last week, this editor spent two nights and a day in the village of Nottingham on Greenbrier River, below Durbin. The occasion was an invitation to be present at Rally Day of the Sunday School.
I am strong for and enthusiastic about Sunday School work, especially do I enjoy rally days when an inventory is taken of the regulars and a particular effort is made to bring into line the occasional attender and the totally indifferent. But most especially is my enjoyment keen when dinner on the ground is served in connection…
Nottingham is Boyer Station and it is the mill town of the North Fork Lumber Company. The fine big band mill is located here, and at the present time the yard is piled high with millions of feet of fine lumber. In passing, it might be remarked that at the present time there is a dearth of orders for lumber and it is not now moving to market very rapidly down the Greenbrier line. It is thought that this is merely a lull in the demand for lumber, and not an indication of a general bad condition in the business affairs the country over…
Into and out of Nottingham, you have either to walk or ride the railroad. Automobiles come as near as Whiting…
A number of our people attended the opening of the Methodist church in Marlinton Sunday. Everyone came back very much elated over Bishop Darlington’s sermon and the hospitality of the people shown by the handshakes and bountiful dinner served by the ladies.
Miss Enid Harper spent the weekend with her parents.
There will be a box supper at the Sunset school house Saturday evening beginning at 7:30 o’clock. Proceeds are for a Victrola for the school.
Our roads are rapidly improving under the skillful management of S. M. Redd.
Odis Warwick and daughter, Jewel, were guests at the home of Coe Beverage Sunday.
Clyde Stitzinger and family were in Durbin last Saturday on their way to Erie, Pennsylvania.
H. H. Hudson has returned from Akron, Ohio, and other points west.
Z. J. Nottingham has returned from Baltimore where he was operated on for blood poison. He is much improved and hopes to be able to work soon.