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Monroe County Gazette, May 21, 1891

A few days since George Gates J., and a Mr. Morris were driving a team hitched to an express down the hill leading from M. Moore's to Grassy Creek, which, on account of a defective rubber became unmanageable and ran the wagon over the stone wall at the foot of the hill. The team managed to keep the road and becoming detached from the wagon by the breaking of the doubletree they ran away leaving the wagon a wreck. Fortunately the boys were not seriously injured and the horses caught without receiving much injury.

Billy Dicky is teaching the school in the Brown district this summer. Billy is one of our live teachers and never fails to give satisfaction.

John R. Scott and wife, of Jerusalem, and E.L. Evans, of near Cameron, were the guests of J. V. Scott last week.

Rev. Finch, of Antioch, called on Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Steel a few days since.

The Somerton cemetery has again taken our ridge in its route for gathering cream, and sends a wagon along for that purpose every other day. They also pay top price for eggs and take all they can get.

Sheep washing and shearing is in order now but it seems to us that it is surely out of order to deprive the sheep of their coats these cool nights.

Mrs. T. C. Carleston, of Jerusalem, was the guest of G. W. Buchanan last week.

Monroe County Gazette, October 1, 1891

Lost- A hymn book. Anyone finding the same and returning to O. S. Havener will be rewarded for their trouble.

Our young friend George Moore started to Mariett last Monday where he will attend college. Success to your, George.

I. J. Baker and G. S. Havener with their families, attended the Baker wedding celebration near Antioch last Saturday and report a good time.

William Tracy and wife, of Barnesville, were the guests of M.r and Mrs. Hiram Harper last week.

Sam Carleton and family spent Saturday and Sunday with friends near Beallsville.

Mrs. T. D. Gibbins has been quite sick for several weeks, but we hope to see her retured to her former health soon.

Miss Irena Moore is slowing recovering from an attack of typhoid fever.

B. C. Landis is quite sick at this writing with kidney trouble, with very poor prospect of getting any better.

Corn cutting seems to be the order of the day with the farmers and has been going into shock lively the past few days.

Buckwheat is being harvested and is a good crop, it being unusually well filled.

Found- In our chicken home- a hymn book and

Just image in our surprise
When right before our eyes
On one of its pages so white and fair,
We find the name of our neighbor written there.

The owner can have the book by calling and proving property.