Way Back When

(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 7, 1897
Mr. James Smith, of this place, and Miss Janet Patterson, of Eleanora, were united in wedlock at high noon at the home of the bride on Monday July 5 by Rev. Harry Teagarden.

A number of friends of each of the principals were assembled to witness the hymnal ceremonies which included an elegant dinner and a pleasant time for each of the guests. The happy couple have the best wishes of all their acquaintances for a prosperous future.

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Miss. Maggie Sugarts, of Newtonburg, Clearfield County, accompanied by her mother passed through town yesterday on her way to Adrian hospital.

Miss. Sugarts had a severe attack of the grip about four months ago from which she has suffered constantly since. Her physicians have been baffled and somewhat puzzled by the peculiar stubbornness of the disease which at present seems to have developed into inflammatory rheumatism.

Council Proceedings
Four Additional Street Lights Ordered and Dogs to be Muzzled.
At a meeting of Town Council held yesterday, four additional street lights were authorized as follows: One on Church street, one on the corner of Jefferson and Liberty streets, one corner Park Avenue and Penn streets, and one on Oakland Avenue, East End.

The Sum of $1,800 was appropriated, $1,400 for street paving and the balance for ordinary expenses. A resolution was adopted directing the enforcement of the ordinance requiring all dogs running at large within the borough to be muzzled. This must be done within ten days after due notice has been given.

Some question was raised in regard to street paving not being done strictly in accordance with contract, and the Street Committee was ordered to inquire into the matter.

July 14, 1897
The Union of Christian Endeavor
The Committee on meetings is at work getting speakers for the Seventh Annual Convention of the Jefferson County Union of Christian Endeavor. The program this year will comprise the Leading C.E. Pastors and workers of the county. The date set is Thursday and Friday, August 26 and 27.

Full particulars of the convention will be sent to each society as soon as the names of the corresponding secretaries can be ascertained.