Clinch Valley News, Jeffersonville, VA

March 12, 1909


Capt. Gent Recovers Damages - Circuit Court in Session.

Lebanon, Va., Macrh 9.- This is the third week of circuit court and quite a number of cases have been disposed of. Judge Burns will take up the criminal docket this week, which includes several murder cases caused by "toting" pistols. It is a lamentable fact that many go about with a pistol on their worthless carcass, when there is no need or any excuse for the cowardly habit. Your paper struck the key note when it urgred more stringent laws for this class of people. The editorial referred to found a responsive chord in the breast of all law-abiding citizens.

The patrons of Russell College are put to some inconvenience in getting a suitable man to take charge of the school this next term. Up to this time only one application has been received, and he will hardly be chosen. A majority of the patrons want a new man.

Judge Skeen held court for Judge Burns last week. He was here to try the damage suit of Capt. J. C. Gent against Henry Gray. The jury awarded Capt. Gent $350 damages The suit grew out of an assault Gray made on Capt. Gent last March.

A number of lots have been sold in the Banner addition, and several nice residences will go up this season. Lebanon has had substantial growth for sometime, and when the Cleveland road is completed, the town will be given renewed energy.

Captain Wm. T. Bausell, the aged father of J. W. Bausell, is seriously ill at the home of his son, John C. Bausell. He is in his 88th year.

Taze Artrip was found dead on or near the railroad track at Ärtrip's switch last Sunday morning. It is supposed that he sat down on the track, and went to sleep. Train No.85 ran over him. He was 24 years old, and a quiet, peacable man.

M.G. Jackson of the firm of Jackson, and Gilmer, has purchased R. A. Butterey's property on College Hill, and will move into it soon.