“Forest,” a local correspondent at Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, written on September 15, which the Logan Banner printed on Friday, September 18, 1903:
Seeing your earnest solicitation for correspondents from each village, we will try to give you a few items from this vicinity.
The drought still continues in this section of the country and people and property are almost suffering from want of water.
The law school convened Monday with W.H. Vickers as teacher. We predict for him a successful term of school.
Work on the new residence of W.B. Phipps, near the Lane, is being rapidly pushed forward. Hunter Bros. are doing the work.
Quite a number of our young people attended church on Hewett Sunday.
We are pleased to chronicle that R.E. Vickers is able to be out again after being confined to his room several weeks with typhoid fever.
Miss Sally Blevins has been the honored guest of Mrs. J.L. McComas at Manila for several days.
Charley Ferrell, a prominent young man from St. Albans, was transacting business on the creek last week.
Rev. Peter Craddock preached to a large congregation at the Lane Saturday night. We hope the people will all turn out to hear him again Thursday night.
Miss Grace McComas of Lake came over Sunday to stay with her uncle, J.L. McComas, and attend school at Hurricane.
Mrs. J.M. Nelson and children, who have been visiting friends and relatives here for several weeks, will leave next week for her home in Kanawha county.
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Mitchell, Misses Susie and Anna Garrett and Otto Bethel were pleasant callers at the home of John Phipps last Sunday and were treated to a nice lot of melons.