Thursday, November 15, 1923
Among the Pocahontas people attending the West Virginia – Washington and Lee football game at Charleston last Saturday were Miss Mary McClintic and Miss Merie McClintic, Judge S. J. Sharp, Dr. U. H. Hannah, Frank Echols, Z. S. Smith, Jr., Clarence Smith and Charles Richardson. West Virginia won by a score of 63 to 0. A big grandstand fell and injured about 60 people, but there were no fatalities. A number of Pocahontas people were in the wreck, but all escaped without injury.
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Last Thursday, officer L. S. Cochran landed one Frank Spinks in jail. Spinks had been before Squire J. B. Sutton, of Cass, and had been given a sentence of six months and a $50 fine for carrying a pistol and 60 days and $100 for having a quart of booze. Spinks loaded himself with a quart of denatured alcohol, went to Spruce, and insisted on treating some of his acquaintances. They refused the poison, and to add weight to his words of insistence that they join him, pulled a gun. By way of emphasis, he shot a hole through the floor. The assembly feared his drink more than his bullets, and they beat a masterly retreat. Spinks then went out and saw Cheat River flowing full of good drinking water, which enraged him so, that he proceeded to shoot up the river. The officer soon had him in tow, and he is now cooling his feet in jail. Spinks is about 27 years old, a native of Greenbrier county, and a blacksmith by occupation. He is an unusually large man, being six feet, six inches tall. He has been in jail before, and requested that he be allowed to serve his sentence in the Greenbrier jail.
United States Deputy Marshals Beasley and Spragg and two State Policemen were ambushed with shotguns as they were raiding a moonshine outfit on Alleghany Mountain in Greenbrier county Tuesday. The marshals were seriously injured, Beasley being hit in the face and Spragg in the back. The policemen were not so seriously injured.
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Jones were at Marlinton Monday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Hultz, a daughter, October 27, 1923.
Prosecuting Attorney Edward Eagle, of Hinton, gave an excellent address at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. Mr. Eagle was reared near Lobelia and his many friends gave him a cordial welcome.
The dogs made a raid on W. D. Clark’s sheep, killing two and wounding two.
The Halloween entertainment was enjoyed by a large crowd. Proceeds from the pie supper paid for a nice Victrola for the school.
Among the hunters getting deer not reported last week are Hevener Dilley, Fred Galford, J. W. Bible, N. A. McElwain, Marion Sharp, Cleve Withrow, Guy Doddrill, Lonnie Waugh. Thirty or more were killed in the county, and nearly one half this number were gotten in Marlin and Thorny Creek mountains between Sixty and Clover Lick.
Mrs. Rachel Sheets, widow of the late Henry Sheets, died Sunday morning, November 11, 1923, at her home near Green Bank. Her age was 76. On Monday, her body was buried in the Sheets graveyard beside her husband… Mrs. Sheets was a Gillispie… She is survived by five children, Isaac T., Grover C., Clyde K., Mrs. L. J. Ervine and Mrs. Jesse Hudson. Also five step-children, James l., J. Asbury, Price and D. L Sheets and Mrs. Anna J. Gum.
The Ladies of the Minnehaha M. E. Church South, will sell on next Friday evening, oysters, chicken, cake, pie, coffee and pickles, also some boxes. Proceeds for the new church at the Springs.