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
February 19, 1896

Carroll McAfee, son of James McAfee, and Miss Zula Zeitler, daughter of Jacob Zeitler, of this town, were married Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride's parents. The ceremony was performed by Rev. McKallip. Only the immediate families were present. The contracting parties belong to the best families here, and are among our most popular and highly esteemed young people.
Mr. McAfee is now located at Stanstead Junction, Quebec, where he is employed by a publishing house to correct sheet music, and where he also gives lessons on the banjo. They will take up their residence there for the present.

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Sickness in Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell is overrun with sickness. Typhoid fever, dyphtheria, and measles are epidemic, and the only physician, Dr. Glasgow, has little chance to rest through constant attentions on the sufferers. The churches and schools were closed for two weeks, but the schools opened again on Monday morning.
Bad water is said to be the cause of the fever. There are said to be 15 cases in the town, a considerable less number than that with which the town was infested last year. Cases of measles are decidedly on the increase. This disease has never gained a foot-hold in the town until this year and many children never having had the disease, are contracting it now with alarming frequency. There have been few deaths from any of the contagious diseases.---Indiana Gazette

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A Hungarian from Adrian with a long and deep gash cut in his face, came before 'Squire Wilson one day last week for justice and satisfaction. He had been in a quarrel with a neighbor, and had been carved. The carver was willing to fix matters up, and by paying costs, doctors' bills, and a little for damage to the man's features, the carver consented to let up on him.

An Indiana County Stockman Dead
We clip the following dispatch from the Chronicle Telegraph of Monday evening. Henry Micklin, one of the largest single owners of cattle in the northwest, died at his ranch in Western Idaho, Saturday, of heart disease.
He was born in the little town of Marchand, in Indiana county, Pa., and came west in the early 70's. He rode on the range as a cowboy for the famous Powder River Company of which Sir Morton Frewen, is president. In after years he went into business for himself in a small way and since then has become the owner of a ranch about 75 miles long and 60 miles wide. On it he has a herd of 60,000 head of cattle.