Last week, at a rowdy dance at the home of Dick Church, near
Rocksdale, Job Ward, sometimes known as Job Starcher, was stabbed and fatally
wounded, death resulting from the wound on Friday.
There are several versions of the affair, the one most credited
being as follows: A drunken fight started while the dance was in progress, with
several parties taking part in it.
When the fight was over, Ward was left lying at the roadside
with a severe knife wound in his abdomen, the crowd participating in it, not
taking the trouble to ascertain the extent of his injuries, cursed him and left
him alone in the night, wounded.
He regained consciousness after a while and crawled a long ways
to the home of Al Stump, where medical aid was summoned and everything possible
was done for him, but it was too late.
Some five or six of the participants were arrested and tried
before Squire Gough at Richardson, fined $5 for disorderly conduct and
discharged. The man who did the cutting, Howard Long, has departed for parts
A very bad state of affairs exists in that neighborhood and it
is hoped that sufficient punishment may be meted out to the guilty parties to
teach them a lesson.
Work is going on very well at Riverside Country Club on the new
golf course located on the Propst property in North Grantsville.
Much enthusiasm is being shown by the volunteers who have
donated machinery, time and knowledge to work on the project.
To date, over 60 subscribers have purchased stock in this
The club is incorporated for $15,000 authorized capital stock,
divided into 100 shares at $150 each. It is the goal of the club to promote the
sale of all 100 shares by the end of the month.
Through the sale of all stock, there will be enough capital
necessary to build one of the better golf courses in the state, and the only
grass green course in the area.