Thursday, December 13, 1923
The crime wave in Marlinton mainly takes the form of putting off high explosives at unseemly times and places, contrary to law and order. This amusing pastime is likely to prove expensive to any one apprehended.
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L. D. Sharp has been over the county this week putting his fur buyers to work. He is one of the largest fur dealers in the whole State of West Virginia, and his business is growing from year to year. There is a good demand for fur, though the price on muskrat and skunk is not as high as could be desired on account of the unsettled condition of business in Europe and large stock of these furs having been carried over from last year.
Last week it was necessary for me to take a trip on short notice to my native county of Rockingham, Virginia. Like Bill Nye said of himself, at the tender age of five years, I took my parents by the hand and led them West. Our folks used better judgment than the Nye family for we all stopped in West Virginia.
There was a family council as how best to make the trip – whether to trust luck and good weather and go overland in the family Ford the hundred or so miles, or be sure of getting there and back by going double the distance around by rail. The railroad got the money, and the weather proved to be so fine that I regretted not taking the overland route.
As usual, the train was filled with Pocahontas people taking trips to the lowlands. On this train, there was a big party of jurors, witnesses and officers and their charges going to Charleston for the fall meeting of the Federal Court. I feel a great interest in the affairs of this court since it has been presided over by Judge George W. McClintic. The judge is a native of Pocahontas county and a friend of us all. He became judge when the Whiskey Insurrection was at its height, and labor troubles were unusually disturbing…
The Presbyterian Juniors and the Methodist Juniors had a football game December 8th. The Presbyterian Juniors beat the Methodist 18-0. The Methodist sure did put up a good game even if they were beaten. They say that they are going to make it a better and rougher game Saturday, 15th.
Methodist Juniors: Will-iam Overholt, Captain; Fred Wilson, Merle Faulknier, Charles Slavens, S. Shoemaker, Marvin Wimer, Meade Waugh, Harold Johnson, Bobby Reynolds and Pete Spitzer.
Presbyterian Juniors: James Wilson, Captain; Tom Deering, Robert Slavens, Hump Hayslett, Billy Evans, Reed Davis, Callis Hoover, Frank Slavens, Harry Baufman, Brown Wiley and Jack Standifer.
Harry Kelmenson, 10 year old son of H. Kelmenson, received painful burns about his face Tuesday morning when a can of tar exploded in a fire by which he was warming. The burns are very painful but it is hoped there will be no disfiguring scars. The fire had been made by carpenters who are building a new house. A thoughtless child put a can of roofing cement in the fire. A number of other boys got a lot of hot tar on them but were protected by their clothing. About a year ago, little Harry lost an eye by being struck by a flying piece of steel when he struck two hammers together.
Thurman Lake Perry died at the home of his parents near Dunmore Saturday morning, October 27, 1923; age 16 years, four months and 16 days. Luke was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Perry. His death was due to bronchial pneumonia. He was laid to rest in the McCutcheon Cemetery Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large crowd of friends and sympathizing neighbors…
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Richard Callison, who for the past five years has been an invalid from nervous trouble, died at his home in Lewisburg Sunday, December 2, 1923. He was a son of Josiah and Nancy Hill Callison, of Beard, and was born and reared in Pocahontas county and was the youngest of a family of eight children… He was married to Miss Fannie Cameron Beard, of Hillsboro, and to this union seven children were born, two of them preceding him to the grave… The funeral service was conducted at his home Monday afternoon… and Tuesday morning the remains were taken to Beard, for burial in the Old Droop church burying ground…
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Anthony’s Creek, Greenbrier County, was the boyhood home of A. K. Dysard, who was born June 22, 1843, and who departed this life at his home near Lewisburg October 24th, in his 81st year.
Mr. Dysard came to Pocahontas county as a young man and was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth McCutchon of near Dunmore. Their home, for many years, was at Driftwood, where Mr. Dysard became the first elder of the Driftwood Presbyterian Church…. The home was a very happy one with three very sprightly children, namely, Lawrence, Claudia and Bessie…
Mr. Dysard was married the second time to Miss Bettie Hunter, and she and their two children, William A. and Helen, are left to mourn his loss… He was buried from Liberty Presbyterian Church at Greenbank…