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October, 1899
Compiled by Doris Dilbone in Oct., 1999

100 Year Menu Might Not Go
Ed Wooley, son of G. H. Wooley, who enlisted in Company G, 31st U. S. Infantry, is now at the camp near San Francisco where he has smallpox. He writes home he is fearful he will not get to go to Manilla with his regiment.  
Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 6, 1899

Royon, Russell Get the Nod
The Republican Senatorial convention assembled at Piqua Tuesday and organized by electing Judge J. I. Allread, of Darke county, chairman. J. E. Russell, Shelby county, was selected secretary. The name of J. C. Royon, of Shelby county, was presented as the candidate for Senator. Mr. Royon is well known to the people of Shelby county. He practiced law in Sidney for several years and for ten years he has been connected with the firm of R. Given & Son in the manufacture of collars and fly nets. Mr. Royon owns a large farm in Loramie township and is a conservative Republican and a man of a high sense of honor, whose integrity no man will question.  
Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 6, 1899

Workers Gather
A meeting of the Workingman's Club was held in the Grim building on south Ohio avenue Tuesday night.
Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 6, 1899

Oysters Stir Conflict
The oyster supper at the K. G. E. hall last Saturday evening was a success and all enjoyed a very pleasant time, until about the close of the supper, when a few of the young men of our vicinity got into a wrangle, but by the timely interference of some members of the order peace was restored.  
Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 6, 1899

Milliners Open
Beautiful Displays Being Shown At Different Stores. As this is the season of tadvertisement.gif (37900 bytes)he year when the ladies are anxious to know what is to be worn for fall and winter in Millinery and dry goods, a great many of them have been out this week visiting the millinery openings which are being held at Miss Boucher's, Wm. Piper's and I.H.Thedieck's stores.  
Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 6, 1899

Well Drilled at Ballou
Arrangements are being made to put down a test well for oil on the farm of George White southeast of Ballou. The derrick has been erected for several weeks. The machinery and engine arrived this week and the work drilling will soon be commenced.  
Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 6, 1899

Back from Gold Rush
George Kraft, who went to the Klondike gold fields last spring, arrived home Tuesday. The Dutch band and a large number of George's friends were at the depot to meet him.
Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 6, 1899

Met Hometown Boy in Klondike
George Kraft, who returned from Alaska this week to spend the winter at home, met Anthony Rheinish, formerly of this city, at Nome, Alaska. Rheinish has been away from Sidney for over twelve years. He was twenty years of age when he left. When he left home he said he was going to California. During all the time he has been away he never wrote home and this is the first information his folks have heard concerning his whereabouts. There was no apparent reason for his leaving home as he did. He is now located at Nome city and has an interest in some mining claims in that vicinity.
Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 13, 1899

Before Astronauts
Miss Ida LeRoy, the lady aeronaut, who made balloon ascensions during the street fair in Sidney a few years ago, was injured at Flora, Indiana, Wednesday of last week.
Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 13, 1899

Before the Mayor
Gertie Jones, an old offender, was taken before the Mayor Monday afternoon on a charge of loitering. She pleaded guilty, was fined $10 and costs, and sentenced to jail for ten days on bread and water. This is the sixty time that she has been before Mayor Nessler, on various charges.
Shelby County Democrat, Oct.13, 1899

Before the Rest
Balmy L won the last heat in unfinished 2:18 pace at the Wapakoneta fair Friday. The time was 2:161/2. She was awarded first money.   
Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 13, 1899

And Again
Balmy L won the last heat in the unfinished pacing race at Columbus last Saturday. Immediately after the race Theodore Sarver, her owner, sold her to C. C. Jerome, the millionaire horseman of Chicago, for $1000.  horse head 2.gif (187332 bytes)
Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 27, 1899

Another Equine Triumph
A match team of geldings belonging to J. O. Connell, of Orange township, took premiums at the fairs at Sidney, Troy, New Bremen and Bellefontaine.
Sidney Journal, Oct. 20, 1899

No Luck At All
Parkos, the umbrella mender, of Piqua, was a visitor here to-day. He seems to be having some pretty hard times lately. A few weeks ago he was arrested by mistake, he says, in Sidney, and put to a lot of trouble and assessed the costs. Last week at Union City he was struck by a freight train and painfully hurt. Altogether the fates have been against him.
Troy Record - Shelby County Democrat, Oct. 27, 1899


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