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125 Years Ago

Financial Report Published

Herald of March 16, 1899

The Herald published six pages instead of the usual four in order to carry the 1898 financial report of Blair County. Among the hundreds of receipts and expenditures published was a list of fees for coroner’s viewings with the names of the deceased. The fees charged were between $2.87 and $7.38 per corpse. Charges for inquests ranged from $11 to $34 per case. Taxes turned over to the county by the tax collectors totaled $130,464. The most county taxes collected in the Cove were by S.S. Layman, North Woodbury Township tax collector, $3,561, and C.A. Biddle, Taylor Towns...


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