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Lookin’ Back

Retyped by ELAINE G. COLE

November 23, 2011
TO January 1894:

A dispatch from Surabaya Island of Java states that five of the crew of the British ship Mary L. Burrell, Captain Kinney, died from cholera with discharging at that port. The vessel sailed from New York June 6.

Advices from Managua report that the government of Nicaragua has been collecting forced war loans from American citizens. It is in violation of the treaty. United Stats minister Baker made a vigorous protest against such proceedings.

In Buffalo, N. Y., on the 25th, the city authorities began to furnish work for the unemployed of the city and 1,000 men were put to work breaking stone at ten cents per hour, the product to be used for parks, roads and also sold to the paving companies.

A reduction of wages in all departments of the Ford City plate glass works at Kittanning, Pa., was announced on the 27th. Yearly wages amounting to $1,000 and over were cut one-third. Employees making $2.25 per day will receive $1.60 and laborers $ 1.15.

Mina school commenced the winter term Monday of last week, with Miss Lilley of Oswego, N.Y., as teacher.

January 1916:

The naval steamship biennium has been sunk by a German submarine. Her crew was saved, says a dispatch from London.

The Panama canal failed to pay interest on the investment of $357,000,000, and also to pay its cost of maintenance.

The Easy Side Study Club will meet this Tuesday evening at the home of Miss Jette Phelps. The subject for study in Jean Racine’s sacred drama, “Esther.”

The picnic girls had a fine time at Mrs. F. W. Miller’s Tuesday night of last week, nearly twenty being present. I keep wondering who those picnic girls were.

The storm Wednesday was the worst of the season so far. About a foot of snow fell and in many places nearby, the street cars had considerable difficulty.

Some of our business men have been cutting wood in F. W. Miller’s lot to reduce their flash. John Hall says when they get a load cut he will haul it free. R. D. Guilford wanted to take down one of the trees in front of his house on East Main Street so engaged his neighbor, S. H. Skinner, to assist him. Instead of falling between Mr. Guilford’s house and A. B. Sheldon’s, it turned and struck the former near the top of the gable. It smashed one window and the cornice and roof quite badly. It was more work to get the tree off the house than it was to cut it in the first place.

Prosperity that comes from war in Europe is no permanent prosperity for America. Real prosperity comes through a production of American industries.


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