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Remodeling Hotel -- On Monday the carpenters commenced repairing the Central Hotel in Middleburgh. The building will be raised about two feet, the cornage will be extended, new windows, new weatherboards, with a double porch in front and generally remodeled within. According to the draft it will make a splendid appearance when completed.
Medicine Man in Jail -- The Chippawa Medicine Company are now showing in Centreville. The free shows are largely attended every night.
National Regatta Meeting -- The National Regatta Club will hold its annual meeting in Sunbury about the middle of July. About 180 expert oarsmen compose this club, and races of all kinds will be indulged in. These occasions bring large numbers of people from all over the country and its anticipated that Sunbury will have more of humanity than she can accommodate.
Horse Killed -- At Lowell, Henry Hassinger's team of four horses got frightened and ran away, upsetting the wagon and breaking the leg of one of the horses which had to be killed.
Mean Critter -- Thursday afternoon last, officers passed over the Sunbury and Lewistown Railroad, having in charge of a man, who is wanted at Cleveland, Ohio, for murder. He was captured at Wilkes-Barre, and has a record of killing no less than four men, but every time escaped the meshes of the law. He is an exceptionally hard-looking customer, and is as worthy of the rope as a mad dog is of lead.
Barn Hit By Lightning -- Lightning struck the barn of Jonathan Grimm near Freeburg. The bolt tore some of the boards off the gabel end and then descended to the ground without doing further damage.
Wins Case -- N.P. Hare vs. Franklin Twp. was an action of trespass brought by the plaintiff to recover damages for his wife Lydia Hare, for injuries sustained from a fall. She fell off the steps at the foot-log across Middlecreek east of Middleburgh, which was unprotected by a railing. The jury awarded $750.
Big Steam Roller -- The State Highway Department shipped to the Middleburg railroad station a large twelve ton steam roller that is to be used on the State roads of Snyder County. It was the intention to use it on the newly graveled roads between Middleburg and Penns Creek, but it was feared that the wooden bridge over Middle Creek, between Swineford and Middleburg, was not strong enough to carry the load.
On To Washington -- The popularity of the Washington DC trip by the P.R.R. was proven Sunday when 460 Snyder Countians left the county. The excursionists arose early Sunday morning, put the best linen, a new straw hat, hastily ate breakfast and started for the seat of the National Government. For many it was their first trip to Washington and to say they were delighted with the trip is putting it mildly. They left about five a.m. and returned home at one thirty Monday morning.
P.O.S. of A. Convention -- The P.O.S. of A. convention will be held at Fremont this Saturday. This promises to be one of the greatest and best ever held in the Snyder and Juniata District.
Auto Wreck -- C.S. Stimely, residing about four miles north of McClure had an auto wreck near his home. In trying out the machine which he recently purchased, the steering rod failed to perform its duty and the car ran over an embankment and turned turtle with Mr. Stimeley and four of his children. No one was seriously injured but the entire group was badly shaken up. One of the front wheels of the vehicle was broken.
Swineford a Great Town -- Here is the way a citizen describes our neighboring town: Swineford is a great place. It recently had a circus on the Common, a Merry-Go-Round in the alley; a new house in course of erection; a 12 ton steam roller unloaded at the railroad station, a Post Office on wheels and now a big Chautauqua is going on this week.
Notice -- The party who stole the bicycle at the Kreamer Festival had better return it to Snyder's Store. If not returned, the party will be dealt with by law.
Memorial Service -- The Middleburg Lodge I.O.O.F. held Memorial services for the departed members of the organization with members of the Lady Linda Rebekah Lodge in attendance, Tuesday evening in the lodge room. Prior to the meeting the members decorated the graves of departed members at rest in Glendale Cemetery.
Brooder Fire -- The McClure volunteer fire company was called to the home of James Klingler, at Mountain Dale on Friday evening. An overheated brooder stove in a summer kitchen caused the blaze. The kitchen and chickens were consumed and only by the arrival of the fire company was the home saved.
Daily Vacation Bible School -- The Daily Vacation Bible School sponsored by the Middleburg churches was opened Monday morning, June 13th. Rev. L.A. Fuhrman is dean assisted by Rev. George Biggs. Miss Anna Winey is in charge of the music.
To Improve Road -- The State Highway department has taken over the dirt road between Meiserville and Oriental. Bids are asked for a new bridge and relocation of the road in the section of Edward Strawser and John Stahl farms. Plans call for a macadam surface.
Granted Character -- The character ws granted Monday by the Snyder County Court to the newly formed "Ladies Auxiliary to the Reliance Hose Company No. 1 of Middleburg". The name was registered with the Department of State at Harrisburg on May 25, 1938.
In Accident -- William Heim, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay H. Heim, of Middleburg, met with an automobile accident about two miles north of Mt. Pleasant Mills. He was descending south of Shade Mountain in his one-half ton truck, when a bat flew through the window and hit him in the face. He lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. He received lacerations of the forehead and head.
Minister Honored -- Services commemorating 25 years to the Gospel were held in Salem Lutheran & Reformed Church with Rev. Herman Snyder honored.
Runner Up In Contest -- Joanne Hassinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Hassinger, RD1 Middleburg, was recently selected runner up in the Area 13 Miss Milkmaid Contest in Williamsport.
Paxton Brick Burns -- The main production building of the Paxton Brick Company, at Paxtonville, was damaged by fire. Firemen from Middleburg, Beavertown, Beaver Springs, Kreamer, and Selinsgrove battled the flames four hours before bringing it under control. Two Middleburg firemen, Mahlon Arbogast and Bob Arbogast, and Reed Mattern of Beavertown all sustained lacerations shen they fell into open pits. The 400 ft. by 80 ft. building burned to the ground. The plant employs 40 people. Loss was estimated at $250,000 which is covered by insurance. Cause of the blaze is unknown and the owners are undecided whether or not to rebuild.
Found Not Guilty -- A Snyder County jury found Joseph H. Riden, 23, Lewistown, not guilty in the deaths of four Selinsgrove residents involved in a car accident. Riden was driving the tractor-trailer that struck the victim's car.
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Scene from Selinsgrove Fire -- 1874