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GROSS, JOSEPH, died 25 June after a boat which he was on at Ft. Point Cove, Me., sank.  (15 July)

Source:  Patriot
Dated: Aug. 9, 1873

Bitten by a Suppoed Mad Dog.
     BRIDGEPORT, August 8 - Robert HEARTY, a member of the police force of this city, was severely bitten last evening by one of his own dogs which is supposed to have been mad.  The dog first attacked officer JENNINGS, who was in conversation with officer HEARTY, but was beaten off with a club.  It then flew at its master, and seizing him by the cheek and neck lacerated both in a terrible manner.  The dog was shot.  HEARTY's condition is critical.

Three men killed.
BURLINGTON, Wis., Aug. 8 - Thomas CONNERTON and Patrick FEENEY were killed in a well yesterday afternoon by the foul air therein.


     Horse thieves infest York county.
     Three murder cases, were tried this week before the Elk county court.
     Pittsburg is represented at Bedford Springs by a $9,00 span of horses.
     Two incendiary attempts have recently been made in the town of Indiana.
     The daily production of petroleum in this state is estimated at $25,000 barrels.
     Eight hundred persons dined at the Mansion house, Mauch Chunk, on Friday last.
     The Latrobe Advance is the title of a new hebdomadal published at Latrobe, Westmoreland county.
     Indiana is to have a $100,000 state normal school.  The law allows the state twelve of these educational institutions.
     Two ex-printers occupy pulpits in Lock Haven, Revs. CRILEY of English Lutheran and WHITMAN of the Baptist church.
     Mr. Clark Sweet, of Albany township, Bradford County, aged seventy-two years,  was found dead recently on the public highway.
     Anthony DWYER, a prominent citizen of Renovo, was drowned at that point last week while attempting to cross the river in a small boat.
     John M'BRIDE, the man who was murdered by WADE, near Williamsport, has a sister, Mrs. Jane ORR, who resides at Perryville, Juniata county.
     The lad named Charles VANDERPOOL, of Towanda, Bradford County, was instantly killed on Saturday last by being run over by a wagon loaded with grain.
     The Jersey Shore Herald says:  About 1,000 bushels of huckleberries, were gathered on the mountains back of Salladesburg during the past two weeks.
     Two sisters, Elizabeth and Martha M'INTYRE, were thrown from a horse, which both were riding, near Latrobe, killing the former and slightly injuring the latter.
     The Blair county agricultural society will hold no fair this fall.  The fourth exhibition of the Central Pennsylvania agricultural society will be held in Altoona on the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th of September.
     Charity grange, Patrons of Husbandry was organized at Friedensburg, Berks county, on Monday, with thirty members - nineteen gentleman and eleven ladies.  This is the eleventh grange in the state and the fourth in Berks county.
     The Centre Reporter says that in one of the grain fields of David SHRACK, in Sugar valley, the harvest hands killed ten snakes one day week before last - four rattle snakes, one large viper, one hoop snake and the balance black snakes.
     In speaking of the effects of the local option law in Montour county the Danville American says: "We do not think there are any fewer places of drinking nor a drop less liquor sold.   The only benefit derived is that liquor sold.  The only benefit derived is that landlords are excused from paying the license fee."
     While an excursion train was returning from Tunkhannock, Samuel HENSTOCK of the firm of HENSTOCK & HAWLEY, Montrose, was thrown from the engine on which he is riding at the time, falling on the track and sustaining injuries, which caused almost instant death.
     A family of five, father, mother and three children, who came from Germany and settled at Bennington furnace, Blair county, on the 4th day of July, mysteriously disappeared on the night of the 21st ult., leaving the house open and all their goods and clothes, together with money due them from the company.


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