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Description: Miscellaneous NewsDate: 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
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
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
Mr. F. M. LEE and wife are occupying rooms at the residence of H.C.
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
Misses OBERA McCARTY, MARGUERITE SALLEE and STELLA MAY drove over from
Somerset Tuesday. On their return trip they were accompanied by Mr. GEO.
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
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
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
Name of Company Wells Completed Being Drilled
Federal Oil Co, of Ky
Ky, Colonel Oil Co.
Jones, Byrnes & Wilcox 2
Economy Oil Co.
St. Louis & Ky Oil Co.
Luverne Oil Co.
New Domain Oil & Gas Co. 2 D -
Monarch Oil, Gas & Coal 2
Licking Valley Oil, Gas
Chenoe Oil Co.
Marsh Bros. & Ingram
Ky & Ohio Oil & Refining 2
Louis March 2 - 1
Penn. Lubricating Co.
Jack Oil Co.
Wetzel & Backer
Williams & Flanagan
Claffin Oil Co.
New Arrival Oil Co.
Pan American Oil Co.
Gaffney Oil Co. 1
Pgh. & Ky Oil & Gas
Burt Oil Co.
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
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
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
St. Louis and Kentucky Oil Co. are drilling their No. 2 on the A. H.
W. H. GARDNER is building rig No. 1 on the JAMES BELL farm, in Beech
Federal Oil Co. began spudding on No. 8 on the JOHN DODSON farm,
Machinery is on the ground for the dobbin's No. 1 on the BURT WILLIAM'S
Williams Bros. have rig set up on the W. R. CRISP farm, 3 miles north of
Marsh Bros. are drilling No. 4 on the J.P. INGRAM farm, their No.3 is
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
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
The Harriman and Kentucky Oil co. have a well due on the GIBSON ROBERTS
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
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
J.W. BRUCE, of Richmond, this state, was found dead in a St. Louis
After robbing a store LOUIS P. SCHAFFNER fell from the second story
window and broke his neck in Indianapolis. His body was found several
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Circuit Court Officers
J.C. DAVIS--Master Com.
W. R. CRESS--Judge
WD T. SANDERS--Attorney
J.P. HARRISON--Police Judge
T.A. WALLACE--City Att."y
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
H. H. HENNINGER, Chairman: Chas
McCONNAGHY, I.C. RAMSEY, J.W. TUTTLE, W.F. FAIRCHILD
J.M. KENNEDY--Post Master
WAYNE COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH
Dr. W.E. WOODROW, Ch"m Dr. EBEN RICE, Dr. C.B. RANKIN, Sec
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.
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
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