100-Years-Ago

Thursday, August 19, 1915
 
Dr. Mary Randolph Fleming, of Baltimore, made a short visit to relatives and friends here the latter part of last week, leaving here Monday morning for a short stay in Highland county. She is going as a medical missionary to Persia, under the auspices of the Presbyterian church. She sails from New York on the 26th of this month on the steamer United States, of the Scandinavian line, and will take the northern course across the Atlantic, north of Scotland, through the North sea, touching at Christianland, Sweden and then to Copenhagen where she changes boats and then through the Baltic sea to Petrograd, thence overland by rail through the Russian Empire by way of Moscow to Tabriz in Persia, where her mission will be. Dr. Fleming is a daughter of Rev. Robt. H. Fleming, D. D., and a niece of Mrs. Wm. T. Price, of Marlinton, She will be on the staff of the Presbyterian Hospital at Tabriz. Dr. Fleming is well qualified for this work as she has her Master’s degree from Randolph Macon Woman’s College at Lynchburg and a graduate in medicine from John Hopkins University at Baltimore. She will be in Persia seven years before she returns.
 
TEACHERS’ COUNTY INSTITUTE
Pocahontas County Teachers’ Institute will be held at Marlinton August 30th to September 3rd inclusive. All teachers that expect to teach in the county this year are required by law to attend at least five days and the county superintendent is not inclined to excuse anyone unless for a good and sufficient reason. Sickness or death in your immediate family is about all the excuse that I expect to honor this year. I will not excuse any teacher for one day or more who says on account of business, household duties or anything of that kind, she is only able to attend some part of the five days. The state has plenty of teachers this year to fill the schools who will attend institute and we expect to use them. Every teacher needs the institute and if you have not enough loyalty for your profession to meet the requirements of the law and get what the institute has for you, your place had best be filled by someone who will…B. B. William, County Supt.
 
BUCKEYE
Fine hay weather and hay making is in full blast.
The worst accident that has befallen the Buckeye Lumber Company happened last Saturday evening as the hands were coming in. The log train became unmanageable and was going, some said at the rate of fifty miles an hour. Some of the men jumped off and Jim Cook came very near losing his life. He got dangerously hurt. One of the brakemen stayed with it while Mr. Mills grabbed a scanting [sp] and threw it across the track and checked the train near his house.
George Kellison is at home from the lumber camps at Dobbin where he has been for the last six months.
Threshing is being done by gas and steam. Wheat and oats is turning out very well. Corn is straightening up some from the storm.
Mrs. M. A. Kellison has sunflowers 12 feet high with flowers on top as large as a half bushel tub, and potatoes that 11 fill a half bushel.
 
NORTH FORK
The North Fork Lumber Co. has their steel laid to O. L. Orndorff’s and will soon commence to operate on a big scale.
Quite a number of our neighbor boys have been employed on the bridge, and one of them, C. C. Riley, contemplates going to Kentucky in the employ of the company.
The correspondent of the Journal who says Jim Carpenter lost his eye looking for a job is somewhat off his base, as the aforesaid gentleman was struck in the eye by a thorn while cutting brush, and the tramps he speaks of , who and where are they? Only one has been seen in this part and he was an old man who only had one arm, yet he wore better clothes than 95 percent of the turnpike sailors who claim to be hunting work, yet praying they will not find it. There are plenty of jobs for the man that can and will work, but for the lazy cuss who wants something for nothing, he is ready to yell calamity.
 
Position wanted – A young person, having received an excellent education, including writing, geography, history, mathematics, music and art, would like to enter a respectable family to do washing and ironing. – The Saline County (M0.) News
 
GEO. M. IRVINE, KILLED
Dr. George M. Irvine, of Edray District, was instantly killed in Greenbrier county by a train near Neola last Friday. The train was running slowly, pushing some cars ahead of it. He was not seen, but after the train had gone some miles, a stranger who was helping himself to a ride reported that the train had struck some person who might have been injured. A search was immediately made and the body was found very much mangled. He was brought to his home near Warwick and was buried Sunday.
Of late years he had grown very deaf and this may have contributed to his death. He had reached a ripe old age. For many years he has been a well-known character throughout the county. Many years ago he invented a remedy which he extracted from the wood and which he called “Cedar Oil,” which he sold extensively. He practiced tooth-pulling and had a very considerable knowledge of medicine and was generally known as “Doctor Irvine.” He leaves a large family and his descendants are numerous. He was 74 years of age. Preparations were made for the interment on Anthonys Creek, but as he had made a special request and had made arrangements for burial in the Sharp cemetery, his family removed the remains to the place of his choice.

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