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
June 6, 1888

Burgoon's Manifesto
"Dr. Burgoon is coming."

The storm is over, the quacks are sick, the curs are tired, and they say the cinnamon has turned to a polar. I have cured hundreds and will cure thousands more. Come and see me.

I will be in Brookville June 11th, Reynoldsville 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16th; DuBois 18th and 19th until 10 o'clock a.m., Big Run 19th from 12 a.m. until 5 p.m. Punxsutawney 20th and 21st. Right is might. Come, my medicines are doing the work. — J.A. Burgoon

More Coal Lands Sold

Hon. H.G. Fisher purchased a small tractor of coal land near Horatio last week, as follows: Forty acres from Mrs. Kinsell, sixty-eight acres from Wm. Smith, and sixty acres from S.B. Soxman.

— All kinds of paint materials cheap at F. J. Norton's — Spring tooth cultivators for sale at N.D. Corey's.

June 13, 1888

Murder and Suicide

During a shooting match, which came off on Monday near Glasgow, a small station on the Bell's Gap railroad, two men named Lumado and Glasgo, the latter being a brother-in-law of the former, became engaged in a dispute over some petty matter which so enraged Lumado that he raised his gun and sent a bullet crashing through the anatomy of his antagonist, killing him instantly, and then reloading the weapon, deliberately shot himself, inflicting a wound that resulted in his death on Tuesday morning.

Reunion at Gettysburg
For the benefit of those desiring to attend the soldiers' reunion of Gettysburg, June 30th to July 6th, inclusive, we give the rates of transportation on the Pennsylvania railroad and its branches: Tickets at one fare for the round trip, on sale from June 28 to July 3, good to return until July 6th.

Tickets purchased July 3 will be accepted going July 4th.

The rate will be an open one and no orders will be needed on which to procure tickets.

The rates will be the same on the Clearfield and Jefferson railroad, and no orders for securing tickets will be required.

Crushed in the Mines
Patrick McGowan, a miner employed in the Horatio mines was seriously, but not fatally, injured on Tuesday afternoon by a fall of coal.

Four of his ribs were broken, besides being otherwise badly crushed. Dr. Hamilton gave the necessary surgical