Thursday, September 22, 1898
H. H. McClintic left Monday with 400 lambs for the Philadelphia market. 232 of them were raised by himself. He had 232 and only 6 were unfit for market. They averaged over 70 pounds. The lot is pronounced by W. McClintic, who has bought more lambs than almost anyone else in the county, to be the finest lot he ever saw together.
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Lias P. Harmon, the great hunter, who used to live on Spruce Knob, has returned to Pocahontas. He has been living in Clifton Forge. There, his house was robbed of all his portable property. He was taken sick with flux and being unable to bear camping, he and his wife and son are domiciled temporarily in the toll house. He says he hopes to spend the rest of his life in Pocahontas.
SOMETHING ABOUT CHURCH-GOERS
A huge volume just published by the government is regarded in its way one of the most remarkable works ever compiled and issued. It is called a Statistical Atlas.
In reference to persons attending public worship, it is stated that nearly one-third of the church-goers of the United States are Roman Catholic; considerable more than one-fifth are Methodists, more than one-sixth are Baptist; one church-goer in 16 is a Presbyterian; and one in 17 is a Lutheran; one in 39 is an Episcopalian, and in 39, one is a Congregationalist…
Suicide in Courtroom
The dignity of the Supreme Court of Tennessee was recently disturbed in a very unusual fashion. A. R. Reynolds, an employee of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, who had been sentenced to six years in the penitentiary for defrauding his employers, was before the court on an appeal. The judgment was affirmed, and thereupon the prisoner stepped before the bench, drew a revolver from his pocket and calmly blew out his brains.
LOST THEIR CATTLE MONEY
Major J. L. Keener, of Monongalia County is missing. He was one of the largest cattle shippers of the State and has shipped over 500 head this season. He leaves debts amounting to over $35,000. He went to Philadelphia with a big drove of cattle and did not return. He wrote a letter saying he was honest and would pay, but that he had been robbed on the train, or lost his money some way, and would pay when he could.
When the cattle were weighed just before he started, he offered the sellers cash or a negotiable note. In every instance, the seller took the note instead of the money. This indicates how much he was trusted. It is discovered now that he had deeded away all his property on May 4th.
It is a scheme that has been worked before. A big cattle man is apt to break after a big shipment. One of the losers is W. B. Watson who had weighed to him over 100 head of cattle.
Jeard hustles the mail on time. Blows his horn like a steamship whistle.
If all the beer had been in the North Fork above Hevener’s mill that was drunk at the Stony Bottom picnic it would have run the mill till the next wet spell comes.
Swecker caught the largest bass of the season; 17 inches long, 10 inches wide, 3 lb. 9 oz. It took more ground to land the bass on than it took for Dewey to land when he took Santiago.
A gang of horse thieves passed through town this morning, two men and a woman with two stolen horses. Later in the day five men went after them. We understand they were from Wirt County.
Loyd Swecker has purchased a fast horse which he intends to run on the Mingo race track this fall.
People are busily engaged cutting up their corn, and judging from the cold nights, they are none too busy to beat the frost.
We are sorry to chronicle the death of J. L. Snyder, of this place, which occurred on the 9th. Mr. Snyder had been a sufferer for many years with a complication of diseases. We recognize that we have lost a good citizen.
Hello! Marlinton! I have just got home from one of the grandest picnics at Slaty Fork in the old county of Pocahontas. Everybody, even the little folks, left all the cares and troubles of this life at home and with a basket of dinner on their arm that would have tempted a king, came out and enjoyed the picnic. Even C. L. Curtis, of Linwood, laid down his hammer and left a horse standing at this shop to be shod and came out to enjoy the good time. The violin was played to perfection, and the dancing was simply grand. The scenery that surrounds this picnic ground cannot be surpassed this side of the Rocky Mountains. May the good people of old Pocahontas county live forever. – Bad Boy
Died, September 6, 1898, at his home on Dry Branch Swago, Daniel Kellison in the 87th year of his age. He was born January 23, 1812. On October 23, 1833, he was married to Elizabeth McNeill, daughter of the late Squire John McNeill, and settled in the Dry Branch, where he built up a nice and comfortable home. Mrs. Kellison died July 18, 1886, aged 72 years. These worthy persons were the parents of ten children, but four of whom are now living.
Mr. Kellison was a devout member of the Methodist church, a highly esteemed citizen, and one of the kindest of neighbors. He suffered intensely in the latter years of his long life, and so death comes as a sweet relief after his toils and sufferings, and we devoutly hope he has been made glad according to the years and days wherein he has seen trouble and been afflicted. W. T. P.