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October 6, 2013

(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
September 29, 1897

Arm Broken and Leg Dislocated
Mrs. Elizabeth Chambers, of this place, went to an inclosure last Sunday evening to untie her cow, which was tethered by a long rope.

As she did so the cow started to run and her feet became entangled in the rope, throwing her violently to the ground.

Her left arm was badly broken at the wrist, and her left leg dislocated at the knee joint. Dr. Hamilton gave the necessary surgical attention.

The New Hospital
Tomorrow the board of directors of the Adrian Hospital Association will meet to select a site for the new building.

There are a number of available sites, but the contest lies between the Winslow site on the brown of the hill fronting the fair grounds, and the John Jenks property northeast of town. Both are well adapted to the purpose, and beautifully located.

The Winslow site has the advantage of being nearer to the depot
and of being visible from a large portion of Punxsutawney and Clayville, so that it would be an ornament to the town.

The John Jenks property is a beautiful site, and has a number of advantages, but the building could not be seen without going up to it. Several other pretty sites are offered, but we are informed that the two mention are the only ones likely to be seriously considered.

A $30,000 building will be erected, the foundation for which will be begin as soon as it is located.

Pay Your Taxes
October 1st is the last day on which you can pay your state and county taxes in order to entitle you to a vote.

According to a recent act of assembly you must pay your own taxes. It will not do for a committee or anyone else to pay your taxes. You must pay them yourself if you want to vote, and every man who is worthy of citizenship ought to want to vote.

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