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C. Russell Christian (c.1861-1889) was a well known regional poet born in Logan County, WV. A son of B. and E. (White) Christian, he married Marian Trent, fathered at least one son (Carl), and died of typhoid fever at Kirbyville in Wyoming County, WV. He is buried in Oceana, WV.
THE SONG OF WAR
Of War to overturn a thousand thrones–
War to establish Barbarism and Night–
Loud War to drown a thousand victims’ groans.
Sing–fiery Muse!–and guide the strains aright!
The voice of War–to say the least–is doom;
The tread of War is Death’s most horrid plume;
The rights of War are written in the sand;
War roars–and horrid thunder shakes the spheres!
War sleeps–and Peace attempts to heal the wound;
War speaks–and vengeance of a thousand years
Urges the gray, and scatters bale around:–
Thus hath it been–shall be–since War began.
Foe to the world–to Science–and to man!
Source: Logan (WV) Banner, 13 May 1927.
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An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on September 21, 1926:
Here we are again with the news from the dear old town of Banco.
Miss Ella Jane Toney of Chapmanville was the weekend guest of her aunt Mrs. Sallie Lucas on Elm Street.
Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Perry and children of McConnell motored to Vickers Branch last Saturday and were the guests of Mr. Perry’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Perry.
Mrs. F.L. Estep of this place was the Sunday evening guest of her sister, Mrs. Julia Varney.
Mr. Jesse Justice is right on his job hauling switch ties from Spring Dale to Big Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Varney and children of Shegone was the Saturday night and Sunday guests of Mrs. Varney’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duty at Spring Dale.
Miss Ida Rene Lucas of Logan was calling on her brother J.B. Lucas last Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hager of Big Creek were the week guests of Mrs. John Hager.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenner Reeder and children, Mrs. Maggie Adams, and Miss Louisa Pardue motored to North Fork Sunday evening.
Misses Marea Lucas and Ella Jane Toney were calling on Clara Harmon last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Justice motored through Banco Sunday evening.
H.F. Lucas attended church at the Lane church last Sunday. Wonder why he wasn’t up North?
Love and best wishes to The Banner readers.
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An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on September 17, 1926:
Mr. F.D. Lucas of Trace Fork died at his home Tuesday, Sept. 14, after a long illness. Mr. Lucas had seen the frosts of many winters, being near eighty years of age. He is survived by a wife of eight children and a host of grandchildren and one brother known as “Uncle Bill” Lucas. The four daughters are Mrs. Julia Toney of Chapmanville, Mrs. Mollie Vance of Banco, Mrs. Fannie McKinney of Crites, Mrs. Vergie Turner of Chapmanville. The four sons are J.V. Lucas of Trace Fork, B.R. Lucas of Banco, R.L. Lucas of Banco, Ralph Lucas of Vickers Branch. Interment took place at the family graveyard. The bereaved family have our heartfelt sympathy.
The school at this place is progressing nicely under the management of Mrs. Rosa Barker.
Miss Ida Rene Lucas of Logan has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Lucas on Trace Fork the past week.
Everette and Jesse Justice motored to Kentucky last week.
Mr. H.F. Lucas of this place and his girlfriend of Estep motored to Chapmanville last Sunday and attended the basket meeting held by Rev. Green McNeely.
Miss Louisa Pardue of Banco was visiting her sister, Mrs. Sadie Ball at Lake last week.
Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Estep and children of this place motored to the head of Ellis Fork last Sunday and were the guests of Mrs. Estep’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Ellis.
Okey Justice of Whitman was calling on homefolks near Banco this week.
Miss Marea Lucas of this place left for Chapmanville last Sunday where she will attend high school. She will be missed by her many friends.
Miss Gay Pettit of Braxton county was the dinner guest of Mrs. D.H. Harmon last Sunday and was also accompanied to Big Creek by Miss Clara Harmon.
Miss Eva Ellis of Estep was the guest of her sister Mrs. F.L. Estep last Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Mary Hager of this place was a business caller in Big Creek last Tuesday and was the dinner guest of her son, Ted Hager.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Stone of Blair was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sanders last Tuesday.
Miss Ruby Bowling of Ohio, teacher of Broad Branch school, was a business caller in Banco and Big Creek Monday.
Miss Anna Ferrell of Estep was the weekend guest of Miss Pearl Hager.
Good luck to The Banner readers.
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An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on September 14, 1926:
Everything is quiet in Banco at present. The traffic cops are getting some rest this week as traffic is not so thick as it was last Sunday.
Billy Lilly and Miss Louise Pardue of this place, Miss Emma Bell and Miss Stevens of Big Ugly all motored to Needmore Sunday to church.
Mr. H.F. Lucas of Elm street motored north last Sunday. Wonder why?
Misses Marea Lucas and Clara Harmon of this place made a business trip to Big Creek last Saturday.
Mr. Journey Ferrell of Banco was the Saturday night guest of his brother Elbert Ferrell of Estep.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Ellis of Logan attended the basket dinner at Needmore last Sunday.
Mr. Roma Estep and cousin of Hurricane were the Monday night guests of his brother in Banco.
Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Estep and children of this place motored to Hart last Sunday evening.
Among those who were the guests of Mrs. B.R. Lucas Saturday night were: Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Mullins and her boyfriend of Huntington. They also attended the basket meeting at Needmore on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ferrell of Huntington were the Saturday and Sunday guests of Aunt Rispa Stone on Ed Stone Branch.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hager of Big Creek were the all night guests of Mrs. Jno. Hager at this place last Wednesday.
Wonder why Basil Duty of Spring Dale looked so blue while Miss Ruby McGraw of Logan was in town. Bob was all smile, Basil.
Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Ellis sure did do their bit for the meeting at Needmore last Sunday. They spread two large tables with good eats and invited everybody to partake.
Mr. and Mrs. Brewster of Whitman was visiting their uncle, Mr. John Justice, of Elm street the last weekend.
Mrs. C.E. Justice’s grandmother of Fallsburg, Kentucky, has returned home after an extended visit on Elm street.
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An unknown correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on August 26, 1927:
The intermediate class of the Christian Sunday School motored to Blair Mountain Sunday where they enjoyed a picnic. Those enjoying the affair were: Mr. J.H. Barker, teacher; Misses Bernice Ward, Mabel Ferrell, Inez Barker, Oline Curry, Minnie Ferrell, Vivian Ferrell, Sarah Ferrell, Martha Dingess, Hazel McCloud, Lorena, Walton, Miss Rhoades, Lola Ferrell, Julia Ferrell, Beulah and Margaret Ballard, Dr. and Mrs. Ferrell, Paul Winter, Kyle Ballard, Ward Ferrell, Carlos Ferrell, Lamar Collins, Arnold Barker, Tracy Vickers, Dennis Stone, Joe Stone, Orville Barker, G.W. McCloud, G. Fowler, Bud Waugh, and Charley Garrett.
A wonderful time was reported.
Misses Ruby and Hazel Saunders of Big Creek were visiting here Saturday.
Mrs. A.F. Carper is visiting relatives in Montgomery at the present time.
Mrs. H.T. Toney who has been visiting relatives in Flatwoods returned to her home here Saturday.
Miss Tollie Ferrell of Logan spent Sunday here with homefolks.
Mrs. D.R. Hilton is visiting relatives at Price, W.Va.
Mr. Conley of Peach Creek was calling on Miss Barker Saturday evening.
Mrs. Lettie Munsey is conducting a revival at the Church of God. We hope she will be very successful.
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