News: The Clark Republican and Press 9-23-1886
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----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 9-23-1886

The water mains are laid in the streets and appear to work well. A great deal of trouble was experienced in doing the work on account of the heavy rains causing the earth to cave in to the trenches before the pipe was laid, but perseverance and hard work on Sunday did the business, and the public can well congratulate themselves on the protection from fire now at their command. Campbell has had a hard job in digging the trench and filling up owning to the rains, but he has put the job through like a little man.

Mr. Chas. Brown, the victim of the shooting affair here on Wednesday evening of last week, is getting along nicely, and if no unfavorable symptoms appear he will recover from his wounds in due course of time. Will Merrit had a preliminary examination before Justice Woodworth in Grand Rapids, Saturday, and was released on $500 bail. The examination brought to light no new evidence that would materially change the story as previously told in these columns, and it seems as if something had ought to be done to teach a wholesome lesson to the ones that prompted the boy to do the shooting. The boy, perhaps, is not as much to blame as the older heads who, fearful of the responsibility, shirked it onto the boy and made him the producer of their will. The responsibility rests somewhere, and should be searched to the bottom and the guilty one or ones brought to justice. (Pittsville Independent)



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