125 Years Ago

Military Drills Protested


February 25, 2021

Herald of Feb. 20, 1896

At the Blair County Convention of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, resolutions were adopted protesting against a bill before Congress that would provide for military drills in the public schools.

Williamsburg Borough Council passed an ordinance allowing the engine whistle to be sounded in the morning at 4:45 or 5 o’clock or in time for the laboring men to prepare for the labor of the day.

Roland Smallwood of Montgomery County was appointed assistant foreman in the paper mill of D.M. Bare & Co.

Elected to Martinsburg Borough Council were David Klepser, Henr...

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