Thursday, November 1, 1923
Workman are taking down the old Methodist church. It has been sold to the Brush Flat people for a Union church of the Methodist Protestant and United Brethren congregations.
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There will be a box supper at the Bucks Run School House November 3rd at 8 p.m. Everybody invited to came and have a good time.
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I met up with an old timer the other day. I had heard about him for many years. It was Prof. A. C. Harford of Greenbrier County. For 57 years he has been teaching school and he is still cheerful. This year he has the Crooked Fork School on Elk where he instructs a handful of hopefuls and teaches them to be good citizens, and to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with their God, as all good teachers are supposed to do…
His first school was in 1866, on Swago. It was during his school that the notable battle over the flag took place. There were some unsubdued Confederate soldiers in that neighborhood and they objected to the surrender. Probably felt that they had not been consulted when Lee surrendered at Appomattox…
Hark, hark, the dogs do bark, the hunters are leaving the town; some in rags, all with tags, and most in khaki brown.
George W. Sharp, chief deputy game protector of the state, estimates that between 1,500 and 2,000 out of county hunters were in Pocahontas the opening day of the deer seasons. Fully 150 hunters on Spice Run alone.
Pocahontas has not experienced a similar armed invasion since Averill’s raid in the days of the Civil War.
A hardware dealer estimates his sale of high powered rifle ammunition at 25,000 rounds. Every known make of rifle from the days of Abraham Lincoln to the present has to be provided for. The local dealer could supply all comers until a man brought in a German military gun, some sort of a Minnewherfeur, or letters to that effect, which nothing was found to fit…
Captain R. F. Beasley, Deputy United States Marshall, and officers Lincoln Cochran, E. W. Cochran and Clyde Cochran captured a moonshine still and outfit at the William Coulter place on Spice Run last Friday. They arrested Miss Edna Bond, her brother, Frank Bond, and Luther Trimble. The prisoners were before United States Commissioner A. E. Smith, and were held for the federal grand jury. They were committed to the Summers county jail at Hinton. The outfit consisted of a metal oil barrel of about 20 gallons capacity. The “worm,” a straight piece of three quarter iron pipe with a copper lining. About 70 gallons of mash was destroyed. Four or five stone furnaces were found where runs had been made. Corn meal sacks found on the premises showed that the meal had been purchased in Marlinton and Huntersville. The Bonds are from Greenbrier County. Trimble is from Monterey.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Harsh at Warwick, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller at Campbelltown, a daughter.