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July 5, 2011
By Elaine G. Cole, Correspondent
TO 1895:

A dispatch from Havana says much damage was caused by the recent heavy rains in the Vuelton Abajo, the great tobacco growing district, many portions of which were inundated and it is known that at least fifty-six persons were drowned.

Sailing vessels and revenue cutters from Bering sea report a greater scarcity of seals this season than usual. Around the rookeries where thousands of seals formerly gathered not a seal can be found. Herds in the open sea are greatly diminished likewise and practical sealers believe that in five years the seals will be wholly exterminated.

An electric railroad from Corry to Clymer and thence to Findley’s Lake, is being talked of.

The dog tax of the town of Mina, is only about $2 this year.

B.G. Johnson’s store at Findley’s Lake was burglarized recently and $50. Worth of shoes and groceries taken.

There will be a birthday social given by the Junior League, at O.J. Ottaway’s Oct. 5, 1895. Everyone is cordially invited and requested to bring a penny for each year of their age.

S.D. Adams has an apple of the King variety in his show case, which weighs 21 1/2 ounces. It was raised by James Calhoun and is a quite a rare sight, especially this year.

The Hyeres Company, which appears at the Opera House Wednesday and Thursday evenings, are genuine colored singers and are said to be fine. Reserved seas can be secured at the News office.

Ira Dutton, who was injured near Lakewood last spring, by being thrown from his carriage, has only so far recovered as to be able to walk by means of crutches. It has recently been discovered that the hip bone was broken at the time and the possibilities are that he will never be able to walk without crutches.

TO 1916:

With allied cruisers guarding the steamship lanes off the New England coast, submarine Admiral Albert of Glenves, commander of the torpedo-boat destroyer flotilla, says there was only one German raider.

Acting Secretary of State Polk announced at Washington that he did not believe there was any truth in the story published by the New York Evening Post, that Germany has decided to request President Wilson to use his influence to bring about peace.

Figures compiled at the state department of health, Albany, show that last week was the record low week since the epidemic of infantile paralysis began to decline in September.

Sixty-nine persons were killed on the streets of New York City in September.

A.M. Dorman’s visit to the Corry Fair Thursday was somewhat expensive, as he had a wallet containing $20 taken from his pocket. He thinks it was done in the crowd on the platform while waiting for the train. He had $30 in another pocket which was not touched, so he had something to be thankful for.

The State Dairymen’s League has won its right for higher prices for milk shipped to New York and other cities. Practically all the distributors in New York have signed contracts, which fixes the price of milk within 100 miles of New York at $2.15 per 100.

The first Grange and Community Fair held in Sherman Saturday, was a great success. Friday’s weather was bad and many people were discouraged and there was some talk of calling of the Fair off, but better counsel prevailed. During the night the weather cleared and while the roads were a little muddy in the morning the other conditions were favorable.

The front doors and hallway of Minerva Library have been re-varnished and look very nice. Some work of a similar nature has also been done on the inside of the building.

The boiler for the milk station at the depot arrived last week and is being set just south of the concrete building. Later it will be enclosed in a cement block building. Only a part of the other machinery has come.


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