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The Frankfort roundabout. (Frankfort, Ky.) 1882-1908, April 16, 1887, Image 1

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The Frankfort Roundabout
GEORGE A LEWIS Publisher
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DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND SOCIETY NEWS
FRANKFORT KY APRIL 10 1887
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Number 31
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AN INSPECTION INCURS NO OBLIGATION TO BUY
Our Spring stock of Foreign and Domestic Woolens
Furnishing Goods and Hats is now arriving
Our constant aim is to keep the Finest and Best at the
Lowest Prices An inspection is desired
Agents TROY LAUNDRY Dayton 0
Collars and Guffs done up equal to
new Work guaianteed
Momimentto BisliopSmitli
A handsome granite monument
has just been erected in the Cem
etry at this place over the remains
of the late Rt Rev B B Smith
first Bishop of Kentucky by the
Diocesan Convention of the Episco
pal Church in Kentucky It is of
the cottage design with gable top
surmounted by a cross and is eight
and a half feet in height
Following is the inscription on
the four sides of the monument
North Side
To thk GLOirv of God
And in Loving Memory of
I BENJ UOSWOUTH SMITH D I LL D
First Bishop ot the BlocebO of Kentucky
West Side
Bom In Bristol Iluode Island June 13
1711 consecrated Ulshuu Oct HI lKfi be-
came iiresldlnir UIhIiod ot the Church Jan
J lbiiif and entered Into rest May HI 1W1
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South Side
Having served an episcopate of illty two
jeurs and In the ministry of the Church
I slxtjelght yeuis
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Fast Side
Ho fed them with a faithful and trim
heart and ruled them prudently with all
his turner
Franklin Countys Assess
ment
The State Board of Equalization
has adjourned and the total value
of property in this count for State
taxation is 5528267
The assessed value of land was
2563882 which amount was re
duced 15 per cent making a total
value under this head of 2 1 79300
Town lots were not changed and
this amounts to 1801745 The
personalty subject to equalization
amounted to 879316 to which
the Board added 11 per cent in
creasing it to the sum of 976641
HUDSOIN HUMPHRIES CA88ELL
The personalty not subject to
equalization amounted to 521 181
The difference between the assess
ed value and the Board value is
a reduction of 287857
Council Notes
The Council on Tuesday even
ing increased the salary of the city
physician from 300 to 500 per
annum
A report was made from the
Street Commissioner to the last
Council in regard to the pave
ments in the city in need of repair
It was referred to the Committee
on Streets
A deed was made to the city of
a sufficient quantity of ground for
a roadvay to the Colored Normal
School
Six members of the Council
were present at the last meeting
Licenses were granted to Sig
Luscher and Morrison Rodgers to
open coffee houses in the city
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Religious
Rev Mr Farris will be installed
as pastor of the Southern Presby
terian Church on Sunday May 1st
On the first of April 1881 the
active membership of the First
Presbyterian Church was 250
April 1 1882 246 1SS3 220
1884 240 1885 243 18S6 288
and 1887 310
Mr Henry Crutcher started to
go home in his wagon from this
city on Saturday night about
eight oclock when his horse took
fright and ran away He was
thrown from the vehicle near the
corner of Main and St Clair and
badly bruised up and the wagon
collided with a gas post at the cor
ner of Main and Lewis streets
and was badly wrecked
W A Jackson and family ar
rived in this city Sunday afternoon
on the Steamer Hibernia from
Polsgrove Landing in a pitiable
condition He and his daughter
were hardly able get about and
his wife had to be carried from the
boat on a bed being in the last I
stages of consumption Three
years ago Mr Jackson removed
from near Richmond in Madison
county to Polsgrove his family at
that time consisting of himself
wife and eight children Five of
the children have died with mala
rial fever two of them being
buried a few weeks ago and the
oldest son has for some time been
the sole support of the family
They were utterly destitute and
were on their way back to Madison
county They were given trans j
portation by the county
Together with Messrs John B
Meek and W L Tanner of the
Frankfort Natural Gas and Oil
Company we took a run down to
Lagrange Monday afternoon to
see what progress was being made
in boring for natural gas We
found the well had been sunk to
the depth of 503 feet and the
drill is kept going night and day
Sufficient stock has been sold in
Lagrange and Cincinnati t insure
the sinking of three wells in case
the one now being sunk fails to
find the gas They expect to go
down sixteen hundred feet which
is three hundred feet deeper than
we will have to go here as Frank
fort is that much lower than
Lagrange Some years ago a well
was sunk just under the platform
of the freight depot on the left
of the railroad at the station to
the depth of sixteen hundred feet
for water and a strong vein of gas
was struck which caused the well
to be abandoned It was left open
or plugged up and the hole was
filled with all kinds of debris
Last winter at the suggestion of
Mr R Rogers of this city a
former resident of Lagrange and
employe of the railroad company
the well was re opened and drilled
out to the depth of sixty feet
when the gas was found in consid
erable quantity A pipe was put
in and the gas taken into the
freight office of Capt Hall the
agent at that place where it can
be seen burning The pressure is
so great that if the key is turned
full when the gas is lighted it will
put out the flame It makes a
red flickering light which is very
trying to the eyes not near so
clear as that of the gas in the well
on High street and attracts a
great deal of attention
Lagrange is greatly stirred up
and high hopes are entertained of
the place becoming a great manu
facturing centre in the near future
As we thought we detected the
smell of the gas when we first
stepped into the derrick shed we
will not be surprised to hear of gas
being found in a short time
Some two years ago workmen
were getting out rock on the
place of Mr Joe E Par rent on
the Lawrenceburg pike the old
Tommie Rodgers place and in
blasting out a ledge of rock they
struck a vein of gas which was of
such a strong odor as to drive the
men out of the quarry and cause
them to abandon their work It
might be well for one of our gas
companies to take a lease on the
place and see if the gas is still
present in the locality
The Frankfort Natural Gas and
Oil Company have erected their
derrick on the premises of the
Capital Machine Works and have
bored down to bed rock A lease
has been taken on the property
and they will have the drill in
operation by the last of next week
They propose to push things
right along and hope to have a
flowing well in a few weeks
Wm Beck was arrested by po
liceman Hyde on Monday last
charged with stealing one pair of
pantaloons from Hudson Hum
phries Cassell He was tried
before Judge Sliced on Tuesday
and fined 10 and costs in default
of which he was committed to the
work house
Lock No 4 has been closed to
navigation and the U S Snag
boat Kentucky commenced
pumping out the lock pit Thurs
day morning to repair the damage
to the lower mitre sill
The Jewel Mills are now running
regularly and Messrs Milam
McKee are turning out as fine
corn meal as has ever been sold in
this market
LECOM PTE CARPENTER
SOUTH FRANKFORT KY
DRUGGISTS AND PHARMACEUTISTS
A OKNEItlL ASSORTMENT OF
DRUGS MEDICINES CHEMICALS
Ferfumery tO Fitcny Toilet Articles
PHYSICIANS PRESCRIPTIONS
Carefully compounded Patent Medicines
luro Wines and Liquors for medicinal
purposes
Celebrated Garden Seeds
WE FUIiniVSE THESE SEEDS DIRECT
from the extensive seed farms o the Mcvsrs
Lumlreth and they should nut be classed with the
seeds left on commission throughout the country
Use Landreths Seeds and a good vegetable gar
den Is assured
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