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The Wayne County Outlook
The Wayne County Outlook
Contributed by Laura_Frost_Wright

Description: Miscellaneous News

Date: May 26 1904

GEORGE SHEARER AND THOMAS PAYNE RECEIVE BURNS WHICH PROVE FATAL

This city was thrown into a turmoil at 4 o'clock from news coming over
the telephone that there had been a terrible explosion on JAMES DODSON's

farm at Steubenville, caused by the gas and oil igniting from the boiler
at JONES, BYRNES, & WILCOX's well No. 5 All sorts of rumors were flying

as to the extent of the fearful havoc wraught by the disaster--first

reports having four men burned to death and many more badly injured.

This report proved to be greatly exaggerated, and the true condition of

affairs, which were certainly bad enough, at the ill-fated well were

shortly known. The explosion occurred, as a matter of course, without a

moment's warning, and those most seriously burned were in the tower at

the time and had no chance to escape the shower of burning oil which

came down upon them.


THOMAS PAYNE, of Bradford and GEORGE SHEARER, of Butler, Pa. were
terribly burned, the latter dying from his injuries at 2 o'clock

yesterday morning, and the former died at Ramsey Hotel in this city at 1
o'clock on the afternoon of the same day.

The death of PAYNE came as a great surprise, as all reports from his

bedside up to the time of his death were to the effect that he was doing

nicely.

W.J. McNEIL and P.V. BYRNES were some distance from the tower and

received only slight burns.
PAYNE's family were notified at bradford and immediately started for

Monticello arriving here last night a few hours after their loved one

had breathed his last.
Mr. SHEARER's wife was at Steubenville at the time of the explosion and

personally ministered to the wants of the dying man until the angel of

death came to his releif.

This terrible affair brings vividly to memory a similiar explosion on

the same lease, which occurred last september, in which TOM MARSH, of

Wayne, and JOHN ADAMS, of Pennsylvania lost their lives by cremation.

The remains of both the unfortunate victims will be taken to their late

respective homes for buriel.



THE WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK

MAY 26, 1904


PURELY PERSONEL


P.E. PHILLIPS is in Louisville this week.

Dr. T.H. GAMBLIN of Burnside is in town

Mrs. J. H. PALMER left Thursday for St. Louis

VAUGHN and STOKES have received a car of oats.

J.P HARRISON was in Jamestown last week.

B.B. BUFFIN, of the Ohio Valley Shoe co. is in town

J.E.SNOW, of Russell Springs was in town the first of the week.

CLARENCE ROWE was in Jamestown last week on a business trip.
ROWE BRO's sold to Baker Bros & Brockman a fancy saddle horse

Miss EMMA RAMSEY is visiting Mrs. BUCHANAN at Williamsburg

J.M. BALLINGER, with J.M. ROBINSON Norton & co. is in town.

Mrs. Mm. PHILLIPS left Saturday for a visit to Moreland and St. Louis

Mr. GEO THOMAS, the jovial shoe drummer was in this city Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. JOE BUFFIN will occupy rooms at ED STONE's new residence.

Mrs. JOHN WALSTER of bradford, Pa arrived Monday to visit her husband.

RUSSELL PALMER has accepted a position as lineman with the telephone

company.

Mr. F. M. LEE and wife are occupying rooms at the residence of H.C.

KENNEDY

Dr. F.C. CLUXTON, of Bradford Pa has returned to this place for the

purpose of relocating.

Rev. T.L. HULSE visited his children who are attending school at

Columbia last week.
The board of trustees will sell the City's light franchise to the

higgest bidder 1904

Mrs. W.S. DUNCAN of Cooper is visiting her father, M.A. COSTELLO, at

Steubenville this week.

H.J. KARNS, driller left Saturday morning for two weeks visit to his

family at Horseneck. W.Va

W.S HUNTER, of the Robinson Bros. Hardware Co Louisville was among our

merchants this week.

A.E. SHELTON, Gen Manager of the bauer Cooperage Co. has been in

Burnside for the past few days.

J.A. BOWMAN of Harriman Tenn, representing the international Harvesting

co. of Chicago is in town.

Drs. C.B. RANKIN and A. S. COOK attended the meeting of the State

Medical Society at lexington last week.

E.R. ODER, of Lexington representing the National Life Assurance Co. of

Mt. Pelier Vt. is at Hotel Ramsey.

Dr. SAM ROWE spent a number of days here last week with his mother, Mrs.

TEXAS ROWE, Kendrick Ave.

Miss May B. KENDRICK has returned from State College, at Lexington to

spend the summer vacation at home.

Messrs. A.J. McCARTY and J.L. WADDLE of Somerset were in Monticello a

couple of days this week" prospecting"

Mr. L.E. WASHBURN, the painter, left Saturday to spend Sunday in

Somerset. He returned to work here Monday.

Mrs. O.E. McWATERS and daughter have returned to chattanooga after a two
week's visit to her father, Mr. LEWIS COFFEY

Work will be commenced on the Methodist Church on the lot purfrom Judge

JOE BERTRAM on Michagan Ave, at once.

J.W. MORFORD and wife, of lexington are visiting the oil field this

week. Mr. MORFORD is connected with Cheno Oil co.

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. B. CLAFLIN accompanied by their guest Miss JOSEPHINE

ALEXANDER, have returned to their home in Boston.

J.A. SIMONDS, of New York visited his brother, H.L. SIMONDS, General

mananger of Clifty creek Oil Co. for a few days this week.

Mr. J. L. WYNN, of Somerset spent a few days here last week He is now in

Clinton county visiting old friends and relatives.

Mr. E.P. HINTON, of Scottsville Ky representing the United states Health

and Accident Society of Sagamon, Mich is located here.
Mrs. JAMES SMITH, of Gann's Bottom has returned to her home after a

pleasant visit with her sister Mrs. JAMES DUNCAN at Steubenville.

Miss ERNEST DONLOUIE left Saturday for a visit to her Grand-MaMrs.

DONLOUIE who lives in the Elk Spring Valley, some miles from Monticello.

Mr. and Mrs. H.H HENNINGER have returned from Columbia, accompanied by

their daughter, Miss LUCY, who has been attending School at that place.
Mr. and Mrs. T.J. OATTS and charming daughter, Miss ETHEL have returned

to their Valley View residence after spending the winter at Agusta Ga

Messrs. R. L. JOPLIN and JAMES HARVEY, accompanied by Misses McMANAMA

and WADDLE, of Somerset spent a few hours pleasaently in Monticello last

Sunday week.

Misses OBERA McCARTY, MARGUERITE SALLEE and STELLA MAY drove over from

Somerset Tuesday. On their return trip they were accompanied by Mr. GEO.

THOMAS

Mr. W.P. O'NEAL with the Oil City Derrick and one of the very best oil

reporters in the business was shaking hand s with old friends last

Thursday and Friday.
Rev. DONALD McDONALD of Danville, Rev. Dr GLASS of Somerset, and

probaly Rev J.M. WORREL, of Louisville will assist Rev. H.C. RAINEY in

the dedication exercisies at the Presbyterian Church June 5th

Mr. and Mrs. Wm SHEARER, of Chicago are visiting relatives in wayne. Mr.

SHEARER is a son of DAN SHEARER, and left this county seventeen years

ago. They will be in town and county for about two weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. LEE CLARK and their two children passed through town last

sunday week enroute to Clinton County to visit relatives. Mrs. CLARK was

formerly Miss SALLEE SMITH, who lived in Monticello for about a year

with her uncle, J.M. KERNS and has many warm friends here.

Everyone knows G.W. METSCALFE special agent for the Equitable Life

Assurance Society If you are thinking of taking life assurance you will

find it to your interest to give him a call as he represents the

strongest life assurance company in the world, and none gives better

contracts.

Miss WILLIE BELL BURNSIDE, of Lancaster, is in Monticello, and we learn

that she has been prevailed upon to instruct a class in music. Miss

WILLIE will be remembered by Monticello folks as the beautiful and

accomplished daughter of mrs. M BELL BURNSIDE, who formerly taught music

here, and made many warm friends while in our midst.


Our indepentdent policy leaves us footloose and free to go after

Republicans and Democrats alike whenever they wander from the path of

righeousness. But as this is an offense of which neither of the great

political parties are hardly ever guilty, it is not probable that we

will have to don our paraphreenalia At any rate we will leave it off for

awhile.



THE OIL FIELD


While the past week has been one pf considerable activity among

operators there is nothing of a startling nature, in the way of

production, in the field to report. Rigs are being built throughout the

field just as fast as lumber can be secured for the purpose and all

indications point to increased activity. Up to the time of going to

press no unusual strikes have been reported. Following is a summary of

what has been doing within the past 60 days. Wells marked "D", signal

dry holes.


Name of Company Wells Completed Being Drilled


Federal Oil Co, of Ky

2 2

Ky, Colonel Oil Co.

4 2

Jones, Byrnes & Wilcox 2

4

Economy Oil Co.

2 -

St. Louis & Ky Oil Co.

1 1

Luverne Oil Co.

2 -

New Domain Oil & Gas Co. 2 D -
Monarch Oil, Gas & Coal 2

2

Licking Valley Oil, Gas

2 2

Chenoe Oil Co.

2 1

Marsh Bros. & Ingram

2 1

Ky & Ohio Oil & Refining 2

-

Louis March 2 - 1

D -

Penn. Lubricating Co.

3 1

Jack Oil Co.

2 1

Wetzel & Backer

1 -

Williams & Flanagan

1 1

Porter Bros.

1 1

Claffin Oil Co.

2 2

Vogler Bros.

1 -

New Arrival Oil Co.

1 -

Pan American Oil Co.

1 1

Gaffney Oil Co. 1

D -

Pgh. & Ky Oil & Gas

2 -

Burt Oil Co.

1 -

Mayfield Co.

2 4

W. J. GEARY's No. 1 on the East Farm Dry.
Economy Oil Co's. No. 5 is expected to come in Monday.

P. M. BERWALD is building his rig for No. 2 on the OATTS farm.

ROBT. GEARY reports his well at Sunnybrook doing 80 barrells.
Ann Oil Co. have their rig set up for their No. 1 on the SLOAN heir's

farm.

Mayfield Oil Co. are spuddingon No. 1 on the A.H. SPANN farm.
Kimble Oil Co.'s No. 1 on the BURNETT farm at Parmleysville, a big

gasser.

Kentucky Consolidated Oil Co. will begin operations at Gas crek at once.


D.C. Oyster has resumed operations on the back farm, after a job of

fishing.

St. Louis and Kentucky Oil Co. are drilling their No. 2 on the A. H.

SPANN farm.

W. H. GARDNER is building rig No. 1 on the JAMES BELL farm, in Beech

Hollow.

Federal Oil Co. began spudding on No. 8 on the JOHN DODSON farm,

Tuesday.
Machinery is on the ground for the dobbin's No. 1 on the BURT WILLIAM'S

farm.

Williams Bros. have rig set up on the W. R. CRISP farm, 3 miles north of

Monticello.

Marsh Bros. are drilling No. 4 on the J.P. INGRAM farm, their No.3 is

making 125.
The Home Oil co. will resume operations on the TURNER farm., at Parnell

in the near future.
Burt Oil Co.'s No. 1 on CHUMBLISS farm in Dry Hollow is expected to come

in this week.

The Cumberland Oil Co. will drill in their No. 1 on the ROUSSEAU farm,

one day this week.

F. W. WISER is drilling for G. C. TERRY, of Nashville, on the PERKINS
farm, on Coffey Mountain.

B.M. BERWALD is placing two 250 barrell tanks on the LAIR farm at

Parnell. This will give him 1,000 barrell tank capacity, having two 250

barrell tanks there now.
Jas. G. Johnson & Co's No. 5 on the SANDERS farm at Cooper, came in

Saturday, and is good for 8 barrels.

Painter, Fogg & Co. Of Greensburg, Penn., will begin a well on the

GILLISPIE farm in Shearer Valley at once.

The New Domain will begin spudding on the McGOWAN farm in the Western

part of the County on Monday.

The Penn Lubricating Co. shot their No. 8 on the STONY HUFFAKER farm

Monday. The well will be a good pumper.

Mr. FRANK BURT. of New York, A.C. FREE and CALEB BURT, of Manington W.Va

are looking over their leases at Slickford,

J.M. JACK and others, of Bradford Pa. have purchased a part of the H.

SPANN farm and will begin operations at once.

The Emory Oil Co. headquarters at Bradford Penn. have let a contract for

a test well on the Col. BOHON farm at Steubenville.

The Cumberland Pipe Line Co. are surveying a line from their station to

Berwald wells on the LAIR farm a distance of 3 miles.
Monarch Oil, Gas and Coal Co.'s No. 2 on the THOS. DODSON tract was put
to pumping Tuesday and made 25 barrels, No. 3 drilling

T. C Ramey & Co. drilled in their No. 1 on the WILL WITHER" farm in the

beech Hollow, Monday and got seventeen feet of sand at a depth of 618
feet, and is estimated at from thirty to fifthteen barrels.

Capt. FRANK BURT, of New York City, CALEB BURT and A.C. FREE of

Manington. W Va have organized a company for the purpose of developing

the JOHN W. DODSON tract of 1,500 acres in Beech Hollow.
Kentucky & Ohio Oil and Refining Co's No. 4 on the J.P. INGRAM farm,

came in tuesday and is estimated at 100 barrels. This company's No. 2 on

the same farm, came in as a gasser some time ago but the gas has

exhausted and will be put to pumping at once. their No. 3 is doing 150

barrels.
Jones, Byrnes & Wilcox's No 1, which came in on the DODSON farm about

three weeks ago, is making 20 barrels, No.2 200 barrels, No. 3 drilled

in Sunday last, is practically dry, No. 4 is being drilled with machine

and is not down yet, No. 5 on which the explosion occurred Monday,

flowed at the rate of 400 barrels, No. 6 drilled in Tuesday, good for 75

barrels began spudding on No. 7 Tuesday and rig for No. 8 is going up.


ADDITIONAL OIL NOTES

Hurt Oil Co's No. 1 on W.A. HURT farm is doing 30 barrels.

Mr. RAYMOND is drilling a well on the SIMPSON farm near here.

Major Oil Co. are drilling their No. 1 on the DENNEY farm near Mill

Springs.

The Harriman and Kentucky Oil co. have a well due on the GIBSON ROBERTS

farm tomorrow.

Riverton Oil Co. will drill a well on the HICKS farm in Missouri Hollow,

one mile south of monticello.
T.C. RAMEY & Co's. No 1 on WILL WITHERS farm was shot Tuesday and has

since been flowing through the casing at the rate of 12 barrels an hour.

BOHON's No. 2 on the BOHON tract, three quarters of a mile of the
kentucky Colonel's on the SUE JONE's farm, came in Tuesday. Good for 20

barrels.
Allen Black & Co's No. 1 on the KOONTZ farm was drilled in as a dry hole

in January. Since then they have drilled No. 2 which came in a small

producer They are now going deeper with their No. 1

Jones, Byrnes & wilcox on the JAMES DODSON farm have moved the Star

machine that was drilling No. 4 to No.5 the well at which the explosion

occurred to finish drilling it in. The indications are that this well

will be one of the best in kentucky, as they had made only a part of the

screw when the fire occurred, and yet it flowed at 400-barrel rate, No.

4 will be completed just as soon as No. 5 is drilled in.



GENERAL NEWS AND MISC.


The Continental Tobbacco Co. will build a $10,000 warehouse at

owensboro.
J.W. BRUCE, of Richmond, this state, was found dead in a St. Louis

hotel.

After robbing a store LOUIS P. SCHAFFNER fell from the second story

window and broke his neck in Indianapolis. His body was found several

hours afterwards.

Ground has been broken at South Chicago for a gigantic coke oven to cost

$ 1,000,000. It is the first of its kind ever established outside the

anthracite regions of pennsylvania.

The Livingston family tomb was broken into at Albany N.Y, and the corpse

robbed of valuable jewelry. The deed is suppose to have been committed

by hoboes.

The Rev. W.W. ARMER who killed his nineteen-year-old son near
Sacramento, Ky by choking him to death, is now in jail in Calhoun, and

says that he is ready to pay the penalty.

JOSPH ODLE, private Co. 18, Coast guard Artillary was killed by lighning

on the Fort Handock reservation last Friday. He was 25 years old and
enlisted in Leitchfield, Ky August 20

English Lad, the heavily backed favorite, won the Chicago Derby at

Hawthorne Saturday, by half a length in a fierce dual with Silverwings.

Meharib, winner of the kansas City derby was third.

WILLIAM AUBLE, an ink salesman, died suddenly Saturday afternoon in his

room at his boarding house at Louisville. Coroner KELLY said that death

was due to overstimulation and heart failure. he had been drinking

heavily.

RICHARD STOBAUGH, a white man aged 45, was struck in the head with a

stone by JESSE ROBERTSON a young negro, at Central City, Ky and will

die. The victim bore an excellant reputation and there is much

excitement over the affair.

As the result of an old feud, R. T. WALL a wealth banker and merchant of

Richards Village Mo. was shot and killed on the streets of that place by

Dr. J.T. DODD, equally promineny and a former member of the Missouri

Legislature.

The meeting of the Kentucky State medical Association adjourned at

Lexington on the 20th, The next meeting will be held at Louisville. By

the orovisions of the board all meetings while in other years must go to

towns out of state.

WALTER WESLEY, aged twenty and son of SILAS WESLEY, a prominent citizen

of Casey County and merchant and postmaster at bethel Ridge, died of

spinal trouble, having received injuries of the spine in a football game

at Barbourville, where he was attending college, a few weeks ago.

The Cental Bridge, between Cincinnati and Newport, Ky was sold Saturday

by order of the Ohio and Kentucky courts to satisfy back taxes. GEORGE

EUSTIS of Cincinnati, and E.G. TILLOTSON and G. A. OTIS of Cleveland

representing themselves and others bid in the struture for 534,000

two-thirds of the appraised value.
DANIEL CRUM, a wealyth farmer and his hired man, ALBERT RICE, were shot

and fatally wounded by ADAM REINMAN . a neighbor while at work plowing

in a field. REINMAN was convicted of stealing chickens from CRUM a year

ago, CRUM and RICE testifying against him. REINMAN frequently swore

vengeance against them. The deed was committed near Tiffin, O

ROBERT H. PLANT, President of the First National Bank, and owner of the

I.C. Plant and sons bank, both recently placed in the hands of the

receiver, committed suicide on the back porch of his beautiful home at

Macon. Ga Saturday by blowing his brains out with a revolver. He had

been ill for two months, and the collapse of these financial

institutions came in the meantime.

MONDAY's SALES


T.J. MARCUM bought of J.J. WILSON, of WHITLEY COUNTY, a 5-year-old bay

horse for $150. I.C. RAMSEY bought of R.L. CHRISMAN a black horse,

5-years old for $175. J. L. INGRAM bought of Fox and CHRISMAN a pair of

mules, price unknown same parties also sold a mule to JAS GREGORY


MAN ABOUT TOWN


The weather here of late is becoming distressingly thin-likewise our

wearing apparel.


If board was as cheap as advice in Monticello, I can truthfully state

that I would camp here for life.


If we have any fruit the coming season it can be truthfully charged that

" Mr. Cat" is not the only pebble that can boast of nine lives.


We suppose the reason our city fathers will not light the city is

through fear that some stranger might observe the condition of our

streets on some dark and stormy night.


It is a wonder some enterprising oil operator hasn"t introduced some New

Jersey Mosquitos into this neck of the woods to be used in drilling for

oil. The native "Buzzer" is a pretty fair driller himself., but his bill

isn"t quite long enough to answer the purpose.


Monticello and Wayne County can boast of more pretty women than any
section of its size in the United States. "Tis true, some of them, have

pretty good-sized feet, but this doesn't in any way hurt their good

looks, and proves quite a blessing to them in the shape of some of our

social male lights to raise.


We would suggest that the city council sell the well in the center of

Public Square----hole and all--to Russia. It would afford an ideal

hiding place for some of their generals. We have no use for it and we

beleive the citizens would be satisfied with anything they might get for

it--just so it wasn't another well on the square.


OFFICIAL DIRECTORY


Circuit Court Officers


M.L. JARVIS---Judge

J.N. SHARP---Attorney

ISAAC WALKER---Clerk

J.C. DAVIS--Master Com.


County officers


W. R. CRESS--Judge

WD T. SANDERS--Attorney

M.G. BACK--Sheriff

G.A. BELL---Assessor

ABIJAH FAIRCHILD--Clerk

F.M. SHEARER--Superintendent

T.H. LAIR---Jailor

J.J. SHEARER--Surveyor

H. MORRISON--Coroner


Town Officers

J.P. HARRISON--Police Judge

T.A. WALLACE--City Att."y

MARION BRIDGEMAN--Marshall


BOARD OF TRUSTEES


H. H. HENNINGER, Chairman: Chas

McCONNAGHY, I.C. RAMSEY, J.W. TUTTLE, W.F. FAIRCHILD


POST OFFICE


J.M. KENNEDY--Post Master

MAGGIE TUTTLE--Assistant


WAYNE COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH


Dr. W.E. WOODROW, Ch"m Dr. EBEN RICE, Dr. C.B. RANKIN, Sec


MASONIC LODGE


The Monticello Lodge of free and accepted masons, No 431, meets

regularly on the first Saturday night of each month. OFFICERS:-ISAAC
WALKER, W.M. W.R. CRESS, S.W. W.M. TUTTLE, J. W. J.W. TUTTLE, Tres. J.

D. HICKS, S.D. W.J. HAYDEN, J.D. JOHN P. BOSTON T.


LOCAL NEWS


W. L. BAKER has begun work on a $2,000 residence on Michigan Ave.

B.F. COFFEY has established a restaurant in connection with his store in
the Fairchild's building.

Postmaster KENNEDY is having the post office remodled for the better

accomodation of its patrons.

Do not pay too much for a watch. If you want a good time piece go to
Fairchild's and get your moneys worth.
The work of making brick at McCONAGHY's brick yard is progressing nicely

and a very fine kiln will soon be ready for burning.

If you are in need of Spectacles go to Fairchild's and have your eyes

fitted up at about half the price usually charged by others.

Teachers examinations was in progress here last friday and saturday and
the town was graced with many of Wayne's beautiful school marms

This office is turning out the best grade of job printing ever produced

in Monticello. If you need anything in our line it will pay you to give

us a call.


W.A. HILL was seriously injured yesterday by having a log to roll over

him at JAMES P. OATTS. Three ribs were broken and he was otherwise badly

hurt.

Special attention is called to the many display advertisements in this

issue. If you are seeking bargins look through our colums and you will

certai nly find them.

CLAY B STEELE will build an eight room bungalow on the lot recently

purchased from M.S. WILHITE on Michigan Ave. The structure will cost in

the neighborhood of $2,500

The efficiency of the new road grade, and plow, recently puchased by the

county has been throughly tested and found to be highly satisfactory.
Let those in authority see that the machine doesn't lay idle.


A horse hitched to a buggy belonging to Rev. H.C. RAINEY, ran off

Saturday afternoon and created considerable excitement. Luckily no one

was in the vehicle at the time. the buggy was completely demolished but

the horse we understand was unijured.


Carpenters and house builders in Monticello are kept busy from morning

to night and it is impossible to supply the demand for residences. there

is not a vacant house in town, and all those under course of

construction are rented. This state of affairs is the very best evidence

that Monticello is enjoying a good substantial business boom.

Aunt PEGGY RAY, of Ard Ford, this county, died friday night. She was a

thorough christian having been a member of the Christina Church for a
long number of years, and was one of Wayne's oldest citizens, being in

her eightieth year at the time of her death. She was universally loved

and respected by all within the circle of acquaintance.


The Somerset Journal chronicals the death of Dr. W.H. BENTLEY, which

occurred at Woodstock, in Pulaski County on the 12th inst. Dr. BENTLEY

was well known to many citizens of Wayne County, Monticello having

married here in the year 1865 Mrs. M. BELL HUDSON, a sister of the late

Dr. Wm BELL and a half sister of Mrs. J.W. DUNCAN, all of whom were time

honored citizens of Wayne County.


Miss MAGGIE TUTTLE entertained on the night of the 14th inst. in honor

of her visitors, Misses LULU and BETTIE RANKIN and DESRA GANN. A most

delightful evening was enjoyed by all. Following are the names of those

who were present. Misses LULA and BETTIE RANJIN, DESRA GANN, BETTIE,

ABBIE and JILIA CRAWFORD and MABEL FRANCIS. Messrs. R.R SHEFFIELD, C.E.

OLIVER, S.A. SANDUSKY, D.S. UNDERWOOD, C.E. HOLLYPATHER, RYMER PRATT,

JOHN CRAWFORD, S.E. BORDERS. IRA SIDWELL and J.W. SIMPSON


Aneffort is being made to hold a county fair in Wayne the coming season,

and we learn that the promoters of the enterprise are meeting with every

encouragement . The spirit of progressiveness is asserting itself among

our citizens in more ways than one and it is a safe prediction to make

that it will not be many moons before Wayne will be recognised in her

rightful sphere as one of the foremost counties of the commonwealth.

Stock is being leberally subcribed for and every indication points to

the success of the movement.


The dance at the hotel RAMSEY on the night of the 13th inst. given in

honor of Mrs. H.C. GILLISPIE, of Nashville Tenn and Mrs. BEN D. SPENCER,

of Denver Col. was decidely the most brilliant event in social circles

of the season. The costumes of the participants were elaborate and such

an array of feminine beauty was never befroe witnessed in the good old

capitol of Wayne. The music for the occasion was furnished by Mrs. WM

PHILLIPS and Mr. B.P. YOUNG, and was excellant. If we were familiar with

the appellationof all the latest fabrics we would attempt to give a

description of the many lovely costumes that graced the occasion, but

our ignorance on this point renders that impossible, suffice to say they

were all faultlessly beautiful and individually becomming to each of

their fair donors.


SEEN IN JAIL AT LOUISVILLE


News came by stage last night that Mr. OSCAR BROWN and Mr. B.O. SHEARER,

who left this week for Cincinnati, St. Louis and other points on a

pleasure trip, were seen in jail at Louisvilee.

A party who called at the jail to see Mr. CALEB POWERS, and who is well

acquainted with both mr. BROWN and Mr. SHEARE, was surprised to meet

these gentlemen there.
The meeting being sudden and so unlooked for, it came with such

surprise that no details were obtained.

We sincerally hope they will be able to make a satisfactory explanation.

Inquiries at the home of these gentlemen were made but no further

information could be obtained.


It is possible for one to do a great deal of damage, unintentionally, in
a printing office, and we therefore ask you to keep your hand s off

everything except the fighting editor, when you come to see us. We are

glad to have any one visit the office but we must insist that you act in

accordance with the foregoing. If the proper attention isnt given this

little warning a number of steel traps will be set around in convenient

places.

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