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Man Shot; Mistook for Turkey


October 3, 2019

Herald of Sept. 27, 1894

William Corle of Pavia accidentally shot Charles Wysong of Blue Knob when he mistook the victim for a turkey. Dr. J.W. Wengert probed for the ball, which had lodged between Whysong’s ear after penetrating above the right eye, but he was unable to extract it.

The Rev. Levi Risher died at his home in Alleghany County at the age of 58. He had been pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Martinsburg from 1882 to 1887 while the new building was being erected.

Jonah Clapper of Yellow Creek and Mrs. D.H. Sell of Woodbury were married by the Rev. Brice Sell of Leamersville.

Fairview Cemetery directors voted to levy a tax on each and every lot owner to be collected and carefully used for cleaning out the briars and wild plants that had been allowed to grow so rapidly in the cemetery.

Samuel Barclay was placing a fresh coat of paint on the S.B. Fluke residence in Woodbury.

Another stone crusher was to be put into operation at Carlim Quarry.

Grapes were being sold for three cents a pound.


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