Kanawha County, WV
Albert Wallen, while working on the new capital at Charleston, W.Va., fell a distance of 40 feet, and was so badly injured he can not recover. [Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, 5 Feb 1883]
Woman Shot at Clendenin, W. Va.
Last Thursday, at Clendenin, Kanawha county, W. Va., Mrs. J. W. Larkin was shot accidentally by Fannie Summerfield. The two women were working at the Riley Hotel, and in cleaning up rooms found a pistol. Miss Summerfield pointed the pistol at Mrs. Larkin saying, in jest, "Your money or your life," and snapped the pistol, when it went off, the ball striking Mrs. Larkin in the face. The wound, while severe, is not necessarily fatal. Mrs. Larkin is the widow of J. W. Larkin, a former policeman of Charleston, who was shot and killed last summer at Glen Jean by a negro whom he was trying to arrest. [Staunton spectator. (Staunton, Va.), January 15, 1896]
To Fix Charges for Drug Victims
Charleston, W. Va., June 8: Scores of drug victims are seeking treatment for the habit in the West Virginia insane asylums since the Federal drug act was put in force, according to J.S. Lakin, chairman of the board of control. The board will charge a special rate for this class of patients, as they require special diet and treatment. [The Fairmont West Virginian. (Fairmont, W. Va.), 08 June 1915]
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