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July 13, 2014

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
July 18, 1888

Grand Musical Concert

A grand concert by a company of students from the Pennsylvania Institution for the instruction of the blind, at Philadelphia, will be given in the Baptist Church, at Punxsutawney, on Saturday evening, July 21, 1888.

Among the talent will appear Albert H. Dunn, flute soloist, Jno. J. Swigart, cello soloist, A. W. Williams, pianist, Elmer E. Fetter, elocutionist, also George M. Barr, of this place.

The program will consist of musical and literacy selections and the above talent will combine in duets, trios, and quartets, vocal and instrumental.

An explanation of the methods of instructing the blind will also be given.

Doors open at 7:30, entertainment at 8. Admission 25 cts. Reserved seats on sale at Byers and Henderson's drug store.

He was a Bad Man
A desperate character named Lewis Mullen, a native of West Virginia, has been selling liquor without license in the vicinity of Blacklick for some time.

Last week a warrant was placed in the hands of Constable Palmer, who attempted to arrest Mullen, but was driven off by a couple of shots from a revolver in the hands of the desperado.

A young man named W. S. Cummins, who was working in the vicinity with his saw mill, hearing that Constable Palmer could not make the arrest, went to Mullen's home, and secreting himself under the bed, caught him by the leg when he came into the house, and throwing him down secured the revolver, tied his man and delivered him over to Constable Palmer, who brought him to this place, and Sheriff Mack took him to the Greensburg jail on Monday evening.

— The "New Sunshine" is the only cooking range in the market that has a direct draft. See them before buying any other. H. L. Robinson & Bro. have them, 61 Mahoning street, Punxsy, Pa.

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