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HISTORY-Lee highway builders

May 8, 1890 — William E. Cameron, alias Bud, attempted to break into the shop of Mr. A.M. Girard at Rileyville Saturday night. Justice Good issued a warrant for his arrest, but before it could be executed he left for parts unknown. Sheriff Chapman was summoned and is now in pursuit of him. Cameron, it will be remembered, was the man who was arrested for the murder of Frank Beam, the bridge watchman, but for want of testimony was released.

Mr. A.B. Hockman, who has been out of the mercantile business for several years, looks like himself behind the counter.

The Loafers’ Glee Club of this place has dissolved. The expenses were kept up by fines imposed upon members who were caught at manual labor. Your scribe was fined the other day for being caught with an axe on his shoulder.

Our friend, James Bumgardner, of Luray, has a boy whose name was suggested in a rather novel way. “Jim” says seven or eight years ago, when the famed Oliver Chilled Plows were introduced into this county, he bought one in Luray, and the second day afterward a big boy made his advent into his family. Over joyed by two such valuable accessions at the same time, he called the boy “Oliver.”

Mr. D.B. Menefee, an employee of the S.V.R.R., is spending a few days with the family of his father, at this place.

Mr. I.T. Cullers, while peeling bark in the mountain, cut himself severely.

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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