Researched & Submitted by Dick Palmer; Transcribed by Ron Taylor 2007
From CUBA PATRIOT, Thursday August 13, 1885 
     Last Friday morning the Warner well which had been standing in the sand several days was loaded with 80 quarts of glycerin and shot.  The result was out of the usual order of things.   All but three lengths of the 300 feet of casing in the hole came out and shot up through the derrick.  It was scattered in lengths over a good bit of Clarksville territory.  A good many sight-seers dodged, but no one was hurt.  The well was tubed Tuesday and yesterday was pumping quite a stream, although water was largely mixed in the oil.
    The Warner & Peckham well went to the bottom of 58 feet of sand yesterday.  It will be shot at 11 a.m. of Saturday.
     Both of these wells will make paying producers.