Thursday, October 22, 1897
JAMES F. CLARK, of Greenbrier, an ex-member of the legislature, dropped dead at his home at Columbia Sulphur Springs. He was a teacher by profession, and was an ex-Confederate soldier of Bryan’s Battery.
AN interesting article published in the last issue of the Independent, from Rev. R. L. Telford, advocates a system of water works for Lewisburg. The want has always been apparent to him, and after the late fire there, many persons remembered his words which seemed almost prophetic.
A POCAHONTAS man went down to East Virginia. The inhabitants of that dreary moorland were inclined to throw off on the mountaineer, and asked him whether we raised cattle. “Cattle,” he said, “we grow cattle out there five feet across the hips. Down here you kill a beef and salt him in the horns!”
THE ALARM of fire aroused the citizens of Huntersville very much last week when the residence of J. C. Loury, Esq. was found to be in a blaze. Were it not for the timely discovery this pleasant home would have been reduced to ashes as the flames were well nigh beyond control.
WILLIAM SHIELDS, of Keystone, went to the house of John Young, at Algoma, where he sat down to rest. He had been there five minutes when Brown Galloway came into the room, with revolver in hand, and fired four shots at Shields. A lively fight then ensued. Shields grabbed Galloway, who in turn placed his revolver against his side and fired, killing him instantly. Galloway went to the mountains, where he was captured. It seems that Shields indicted Galloway in the United States Court and an old grudge has existed between them ever since then.
A SALE of the real estate of W. J. Overholt was made at this place last Thursday by T. J. Williams, of Lewisburg. The 2,250 acres, on Greenbrier River, sold for $1,000 to B. M. Yeager; 50 acres, adjoining H. W. McCoy and others, $53.50 to T. A. Sydenstricker; 350 acres on Hills Creek, $165 to R. W. Hill; the Locust Creek Mill property was taken down at a bid of $300. Swecker was here and acted as auctioneer. The Greenbrier real estate brought the following prices: The storehouse and lot in Frankford sold at $1300 and his storehouse and dwelling at Falling Spring, sold at $650. Both were bought by the Calvert Building and Loan Association, of Baltimore, which held first lien on said property.
One of the most common trees of our section is the buckeye. At his time of year, the cow is apt to feed upon the nut, which produces a stupor and often kills them. It is said that only a portion of the nut is bad and that the squirrel knows what to eat and what not to eat. We have always regarded the buckeye as being the horse chestnut, but the Wheeling Intelligencer says that it is not, although they are of the same species…
“Pennsylvania” John Moore is represented by a worthy posterity and deserves special mention as one of the Pocahontas pioneers. He was among the immigrants from Pennsylvania, and as there were several John Moores the soubriquet “Pennsylvania” was and is attached to his name. Upon his marriage with Margaret Moore, daughter of Moses Moore, scout, hunter and pioneer, John Moore settled and opened up the place now occupied by David Moore, near Mt. Zion Church in the Hills. Their family consisted of three sons and eight daughters.
Martha Moore became Mrs. John Collins, and lived in Upshur County.
Jennie lived to be grown and died of cancerous affection.
Nancy Moore was married to Peter Bussard, and they had their home near Glade Hill.
Hannah Moore married Martin Dilley, and lived where Mrs. Martha Dilley now resides.
Phebe Moore became Mrs. Samuel McCarty, and lived where Peter McCarty now lives.
Elizabeth Moore was married to Daniel McCarty, a soldier of the War of 1812, and lives where Sheldon Moore, Esq., a very prosperous citizen, now dwells.
Margaret Moore married Eli Bussard, and lived where their son Armenius Bussard now lives.
Rebecca Moore was married to John Sharp, from near Frost, and lived on the place now occupied by Joseph Moore near the Bussard neighborhood…