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Borough Seeks Approval

Herald of Jan. 12, 1899

The Borough of Roaring Spring advertised its intention of constructing a public sewer system and would ask the voters to approve borrowing $12,000 to pay for it. Voters were to approve or disapprove the plan at the Feb. 21 primary election.

An up-to-date minstrel troupe under the leadership of A.V. Schluembach was rehearsing for a strictly high class and moral performance Jan. 24 at Seminary Hall in Martinsburg. The Martinsburg orchestra was to provide the music. Admission was 35 cents for reserved seats, 25 cents for general admission, and 15 cents for children.

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