Thursday, November 8, 1923
BACK CREEK ROUTE CHOSEN
Most Highlanders – at least those specially interested – have already learned that the petition asking that the Back Creek, Frost Gap route be adopted for the Jefferson highway from Monterey to the W. Va. Line, had received favorable consideration by the State Highway Commission, a message to that effect having been sent out from Staunton early in the week, and which is accepted as authentic. It is also well-known that this was the question that elicited so much interest at the meeting held here in August, largely attended by West Virginians as well as Highlanders, at which time addresses were made and evidence heard as to the claims of the rival routes, the one adopted by the Commission and that of the old Staunton and Parkersburg turnpike.
Last Friday night, November 2, fire broke out in a house owned by Jacob W. Robinson in the Bird addition. It soon spread to a larger house owned by Walter Tibbs. Both houses were burned as it was beyond the range of the fire hydrants. Robinson’s loss is about $1,000 with $550 insurance and Tibbs’ loss is over $2,000 with $1,000 insurance. It is not known how the fires started.
Walter Tibbs is a hard working, respectable colored man. He has a wife and seven children. Less than a month ago, he was struck by a passenger train, and so badly injured that he will not be able to work for two months or more. He had just completed his house.
Married, at the First Presbyterian Church of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, October 23, James M. Bear and Mrs. Minnie B. Cochran. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McClune, of Hillsboro, and has been a popular operator at the Marlinton telephone central. Mr. Bear is the efficient manager of the Pocahontas Telephone Company. He is a veteran of the World War, and saw much service in Europe.
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Married, James Lee Hartley and Miss Ponsy Leone Jordon, at Cass, November 5, 1923.
A.K. Dysard died at his home in Greenbrier county last week at an advanced age. For many years, he was a prominent citizen of Pocahontas county.
Among the hunters getting a deer since the report in last week’s paper are J. B. Nottingham, Dewey Burr, Wellington Ruckman, H. L. Kincaid, E. M. Johnson, Moses Underwood, Henry Waugh and Dexter Sharp.
Miss Anna Wallace, County Superintendent, was a visitor at the Bucks Run School Friday afternoon.
The return of the Bucks Run box supper was $58.14. The proceeds will be used for library books. We certainly appreciate the help and good spirit of all.
The honor roll for the second month of the Bucks Run school, Miss Ella East, teacher: Clenton Cochran, Clenston, Edith, Ethel and Lucile Hannah.
S. L. Brown, local weather observer, reports as follows on the October weather:
Hottest, 74 degrees on the 13th; coldest, 20 degrees on the 21st; mean temperature for the month, 46 degrees. Total rainfall, 1.53 inches. Killing frost on the 21st.
Oliver Underwood, son of Moses Underwood, on Beaver Creek, suffered a re-fracture of the leg Monday. A buck sheep knocked him down. The leg was fractured in an automobile accident in Marlinton last August, during the fair.
Moses Underwood killed a large and active black rattlesnake, with 12 rattles, which establishes a record for late snakes. A few minutes of the killing of the snake, a fine three-prong buck came through the stand on Brushy Lick Mountain and was killed by Mr. Underwood.
The herd of nine Polled Shorthorns shown by McLaughlin Farm, Maxwelton, is at home again after a tour of the following Fairs: Pocahontas, Greenbrier Valley, Staunton, Virginia, Hinton, Nashville, Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, Virginia State at Richmond and Danville, Virginia.
The following prizes were won: 18 championships; 56 firsts; 20 seconds; 14 thirds; 10 fourths; 2 fifths; 2 sevenths.
The cattle were shown against some of the best herds in America and got much better rating in the big fairs with expert judges than in the little fairs…