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and inventions are almost beyond computation. The ophthalmoscope, laryagoscope and otuscope reveal diseases which before their invention were held in perfect darkness. Chloroform soothes the sufferer into a gentle slumber while the cruel knife divides the quivering muscle. The arts and sciences have arrived at proximate perfection, an labor saving machinery takes the place of wearied muscles. Electricity is our errand boy and steam, our burden bearer. Wayne County, during the lapse of seventy years, imbibed the spirit of improvement, and made onward progress. The population from 1806 to 1810 increased to 332; 1820 it was 23,337; 1840, 36,015; in 1870, 35,116. The decrease in population from 1840 to 1870 was owing to the fact that Jackson, Perry, Mohican and Lake townships were by an act of the legislature given to assist in the formation of Ashland county. Every citizen in Wayne county should be proud of its schools. It pays about $55,000 per





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