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*all articles, unless the township is stated, are for Wellsboro.
September 1, 1885
--Mr. R. L. Clark is the new Democratic Postmaster at Pike Mills.
--Mr. A. F. Shaw, of this borough, is to enter Phillips Academy, at Andover, Mass.
--Eight rattlesnakes have been killed upon the farm of John Hammond, at Tioga this summer.
--A cow belonging to Mr. Samuel Mase, of Liberty, was struck by lightning and killed a few days ago.
--Mr. Henry Matterson, of Academy Corners, lost three cows by lightning during the storm a few days ago.
--Mr. Carl Haussler, of this borough, has gone to Normandy, Mo., where he is studying for the Evangelical ministry.
--We are glad to note that Mr. Robert Borden, of this borough, has so far recovered from his illness to be out again.
--Mr. Herbert Guile, of Deerfield, cut a branch ten inches long from a pear tree a few days ago to which were attached 21 pears.
--Mr. Joseph W. Brewster, of this borough, is announced as a Democratic candidate for Jury Commissioner. He would make a good one.
--A valuable mare belonging to Mr. O.K. Richards, of Nelson, was seriously injured a few days ago by running against a stump fence.
--Last week Sunday evening the barn of Mr. C. R. Garner, in Deerfield, was destroyed by fire together with a quantity of farming tools. There was an insurance of $500.
--We regret to learn that Mrs. Harriet Dartt, of Troy, formerly of East Charleston, had the misfortune to fall on the door-step of her house last Wednesday, dislocating her hip.
--Mr. Fred C. Leonard and Robert K. Young, of this borough, were admitted to the bar of this county yesterday. We congratulate our young friends and extend our best wishes.
--Sheriff Baxter started last Friday morning for Philadelphia with his prisoner, Foster M. Spicer, who was safely lodged in the penitentiary the same evening. The Sheriff returned home on Saturday evening.
--There will be a reunion of Company C, 7th Pa Calvary, at the residence of Mr. G. H. Haflett, Granville, Bradford County, on Thursday, September 10th. There are members of that organization in this county.
--Last week Monday evening the barn of Mrs. Harriet Cook, in Deerfield, was burned with its contents, consisting of hay, grain and farming implements. A span of horses in the stable was saved with some difficulty. The insurance was $600.
--The following gentleman constitute the regular nine of the Wellsboro Baseball Club: H. J. Gardner, third base; Charles Suhr, pitcher; Ed C. Deans, right field; George H. Derby, first base; Jerome Smith, center field; Deck Bunnell, second base; T. C. Sullivan, short-stop; Frank Smith, left field; George I. Hymes, catcher.
--The Elkland Journal says that while one of Elisha Putman’s little girls was passing along Buffalo Street in that borough, last Thursday afternoon, a savage dog belonging to Mr. Charles Wilcox ran out and attacked her. She was badly bitten on the lower part of her limbs, pieces of flesh being torn loose and the cords injured. Dr. Wright dressed the wounds, and it is hoped her injuries will not be permanent. When Mr. Wilcox came home and learned of the affair, he at one dispatched the brute.
--Dakota papers state that David Wass, of Sanborn, Dakota, formerly of Chatham, in this county, was recently arrested upon the charges of seduction, adultery and usury. At the trial the jury, after being out nearly two days, returned a verdict of guilty on the first charge. Wass was brought up for sentence and, in consideration of his waiving the right of appeal, was fined $1,000 and costs amounting in all to about $3,500. The indictment for adultery was dismissed, and on the charge of usury the defendant was bound over in the sum $100.
--The regular term of court began last Monday afternoon with the usual
full attendance. Judge Williams and Associate Judges Lamkin and Baxter
occupied the bench. Mr. R. Watson, Esq., of Mainesburg, was appointed
foreman of the grand jury, and the machinery of the court was quickly set
in motion after Judge Williams had delivered his usual charge.
The following indictments were passed upon by the grand jury:
True bills were found against-
-Wallace Codney, arson;
-Isadore Liachan, larceny;
-G. H. Gosline, false pretense, two bills;
-Martial Durif, nuisance;
-Wellen Corwin, assault and battery, two bills;
-Burton Schrader, assault and battery;
-Foster M. Spicer, assault and batter with intent;
-Henry Spicer, assault and battery with intent;
-Foster M. Spicer and Henry Spicer, robbery;
-Frederick Och, selling liquor without license;
-James A. English, Rossa Scott and William McGarvey, conspiracy;
-C. E. Horton and Charles Horton, fake pretense;
-Silas T. Cleveland, assault and battery;
-C. A. Briggs, false pretense;
-Dennis Hilt, false pretense;
-Dennis Hilt, larceny;
The following bills were ignored:
-T. J. Hall, three bills for illegally selling liquors and one for keeping a gambling house. The costs in these cases were placed upon I. O. Caldwell, the private prosecutor, and a capias directed to be issued by the Court.
-William Lowrey, assault and battery;
-James Peters, assault and battery, two bills;
-Samuel Campbell, assault and battery;
-Walter Butler, assault and battery;
-Israel Compton, eaves-dropping;
-John McAuliff and Patrick McAuliff, malicious mischief;
-Frank Amler, larceny;
-Frank Amler, robbery;
-John Apgar, forcible entry and detainer;
-Christopher Schoonover, larceny;
-Orvid Brown, assault and battery;
-James A. English, selling liquors to minors;
-John Ellis, killing wild fowl unlawfully;
-T. J. Hall, George Post, Fred Miller, Betsey Gee, Bud Fish, William Lowrey, Orvid Brown, Frank Sheffer, Israel Compton, Christopher Schoonover, charged with criminal offenses, were discharged.
-The bail of Leon A. Willets, indicted at the last January Sessions for larceny and burglary, was forfeited.
-Burton Schrader pleaded guilty to the charge of assault and battery preferred against him by T. H. Bailey, of Mansfield and the Court fined him $40 and costs. In the surety of the peace case between the same parties, after a hearing by the Court, both men were required to give bail in the some of $300 for good behavior and appearance at the next term, with costs to be imposed upon the party first to cause a breach of the peace.
-Foster M. Spicer was arraigned and pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced to pay a fine of $500 and costs and to be imprisoned ten years in the Eastern Penitentiary. His son, Henry A. Spicer was admitted to bail in the sum of $260 for his appearance at next Court. The Spicer’s were the father and son who robbed John Bates and brutally assaulted him and his wife near Little Marsh last month. A full account of the affair has already been published in the Agitator.
-Frederick Och, indicted for selling liquor without a license, was tried, found guilty and fined $100.
-John Quillott, indicted for carrying a concealed weapon, was found not guilty, and the costs were imposed on Fred Costley, the private prosecutor. Quillott has appeared in Court a number of times within the last year and a half actively engaged in prosecuting certain parties in Knoxville and vicinity for illegally selling liquor. At the last term he was indicted as a common barrater, but the case was never tried. By his constantly causing the arrest of liquor men and subpoenaing of many witnesses to bring them here to Court he excited the indignation of a large number of people in the neighborhood of Knoxville, who threatened to tar and feather him and ride him out of town on a rail and do other acts of violence to his person. He became frightened and armed himself with revolvers and signified his intention of using the same if molested. The jury by their finding vindicated his action.
-Wellen Corwin, charged with assault and battery and mayhem, was tried. He was found guilty on the first count-simple assault-and fined $100 and costs. The difficulty in this case took place at Millerton on the 8th of August last. The defendant and a Mr. Buchanan attended, in company with others, the funeral services held at Elmira, N. Y., in honor of Gen. Grant. Both men became somewhat intoxicated during the day, and on their way home to Millerton that night on the Tioga train a slight misunderstanding arose between them, which resulted upon their arrival at Millerton in a serious assault y Mr. Corwin upon Mr. Buchanan in front of the hotel. In the fight Mr. Buchanan lost a portion of one of his fingers, which was bitten off by Mr. Corwin.
-In the case of the Commonwealth, against C. Cleveland, charged with assault upon a Mrs. Ophelia Hall, of Tioga, the jury promptly acquitted Mr. Cleveland, imposing the costs upon Mrs. Hall. The case was a very trivial one, growing out of a dispute over the locking of a certain barn. The man and woman met at the barn door. The woman sought to lock the door and keep the man from going in, and the man used his elbows to shove her away. The woman imagined she had been greatly injured and had the man indicted for assault and battery.
-The case against Wallace Codney, charged with burning Mr. Curran’s barn at Blossburg sometime last spring, was brought on and a jury sworn; but as the case of the Commonwealth rested almost wholly upon the testimony of one Arthur Payne, a disreputable young man of Blossburg, the Court arrested the case and directed a verdict of not guilty and that the costs be placed upon the county.
-Isaac Harris, of Blossburg, charged with obtaining goods under false pretenses, was tried and found guilty, but recommended to the mercy of the Court.
-In the case against C. H. Stubbs, indicted for selling liquor on Election Day, a capias was issued.
-The conspiracy case against J. A. English, Rossa Scott and William McGarvey was tried on Saturday morning and resulted in a verdict of not guilty, but that the defendant, J. A. English, pay the costs. Mr. English gave bail to appear September 3rd to answer. The parties interested in this case were from Morris. Annie Campbell, a girl of seventeen years old, working as a domestic at Morris, was invited by her cousin, J. A. English, to his house one evening. There she met the two other defendants, one of whom, Rossa Scott, she says insulted her. She remained at her cousin’s that night, but subsequently was induced by Scott to go with him to Blackwell’s and from there into Clearfield County. The girl said she expected to marry Scott on the 15th of August; but he did not keep his promise, but took her to the house of a friend where she was kept several days before her people recovered her.
--OSCEOLA.-Robert Casbeer, O. S. Kimball, Andrew Schramm, and E. B. Kimball were delegates from Osceola Lodge No. 534, to the District Lodge, which was held at Sabinsville on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
--OSCEOLA.-Capt. Alfred J. Scofield Post No. 49, at this place, continues to muster new recruits at almost every muster. Two were mustered last Thursday evening.
--OSCEOLA.-Miss Roxanna Smith, teacher of oil painting, crayon work, etc., of this place, has been engaged as an instructor to Amenia Seminary, on the Hudson River. Miss Smith excels in painting in all its branches and is especially good at portrait painting. We are sorry to lose her as a teacher in this place, but bespeak for her success in her new field of labor.
--Mr. P. Wortendyke, of Troy, was in town over Sunday.
--Mrs. H. W. Williams, of this borough, is visiting at Oxford, N. Y.
--Miss Edith Harman, of this borough, was visiting at Blossburg last week.
--Mr. J. G. McCreary, of Great Bend, Pa., is visiting at Mr. J. M. Bowen’s, in this borough.
--Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Alba, of Norwalk, Florida, have been visiting their old home at Knoxville.
--Mr. Thomas Orr, of Stony Fork, returned last Friday from a ten weeks’ visit in Erie County, N. Y.
--Mr. D. H. Belcher, of this borough, attended the Prohibition State Convention at Harrisburg last week.
--Mrs. J. W. Mosher, formerly of this borough, is spending a week with Mrs. J. A. Fletcher, at Niles Valley.
--Miss Emma L. VanMater, of Freehold, N. J., is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. B. M. Potter, in this borough.
--Mr. Byron Costley, of the Auditor General’s office, Harrisburg, has been spending a short vacation at his home at Knoxville.
--Rev. Marshall G. Smith, of White Deer Valley, Union County, preached at the First Baptist Church in this borough last Sunday evening. Mr. Smith is a native of Charleston.
--Mr. Alfred J. Niles, of this borough, spent several days at Harrisburg last week. We understand that he expects to spend the coming winter in that city, preparing for college under the instructions of a private tutor.
--Next Tuesday Robert K. Young, Esq., and Mr. George D. Mitchell, of this borough, expects to start for New York, and on the following Thursday they will sail in the steamer Germanie, of the White Star Line, for Queenstown. Our young friends intend to spend about three months in Europe, visiting meanwhile points of interest in England, France, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Belgium.
--C. F. King, of Covington, has secured a patent on a grain mill, bolt and purifier.
--Frank Newhall, of Charleston, has gone on the road as an engineer between Corning and Williamsport.
--Mr. M. E. Wilder has rented the new brick store of E. M. Tucker at Westfield, and he intends to open a stock of dry goods in a few days.
--The contract for carrying the mails between the Post-office and depot in this borough has been awarded to James S. Coles and Seth O. Daggett for $175 a year.
--Messrs. VanHorn and Chandler have supplied the furniture for the addition to the Willcox House in this borough. Messrs. Max Bernkopf & Bro. furnished the carpets throughout.
--L. H. Lapham & Co. are putting in thirty two vats and four new rollers at the Niles Valley tannery, at a cost of about $3,000. They have put in improvements amounting in value to about $10,000 within the past year.
--Mr. Cecil A. Deane, of Denver, Colorado, formerly of this borough, has taken a contract to furnish 250,000 cross-ties for the fourth division of the Denver Rio Grande railway. The contract involves the employment of a heavy force of workmen and the expenditure of a large sum of money.
--The Register says that Mr. Walter J. Weeks, of Jamestown, N. Y., has purchased sixty acres of land on Barney’s Hill, at Blossburg, which takes in the mineral springs, and is now forming a stock company with a capital of $100,000. It is also stated that he will erect a building on the side-hill overlooking the village, at a cost of $65,000 or $75,000, and proposes to expend the balance of the capital stock in fitting up the grounds.
--MANSFIELD.-F. H. Bailey has again started his saw mill. The recent rains have raised the river enough to enable him to float in the remainder of his stock logs. He has about seven hundred thousand feet back.
--MANSFIELD.-Mr. B. R. Bailey has engaged in the business of manufacturing cider and evaporating fruit. He has the building next to Strait & Kohler’s hardware store formerly occupied by the Advertiser.
--MANSFIELD.-S. Updyke is preparing to start out with his Westinghouse steam thresher. When the threshing season is over he uses his engine for sawing his shingles.
--MANSFIELD.-D. J. Butts is building a new tenement house on his hill farm.
--OSCEOLA.-Our new merchant, Frank Hazlett, is busy unpacking goods, making and arranging them and fixing up generally. The store-Morgan Seely’s opposite the hotel-has been newly papered and tastily decorated for his occupancy.
--Mrs. Eliza J. Stratton, a notice of whose death will be found in another column, was formerly a resident of this borough. She was born in Duchess County, N. Y., in January, 1800. She came to Wellsboro in 1835 and remained in the county until about four years ago. While here she was a member of St. Paul’s Church. She leaves many warm and true friends. Died at the home of her son-in-law Dr. George W. Stone, at Rome, Bradford County.
September 8, 1885
--Mr. S. H. Bartlett has been engaged as Principal of the Knoxville schools.
--Miss Annabelle Belcher goes to Elmira today to enter a young ladies school in that city.
--Mr. J. N. Anderson, of Morris Run, has been elected District Deputy Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of this county.
--Last Sunday Mr. Robert Richardson, of Marsh Creek, had the misfortune to cut his hand very seriously with an axe while splitting kindling wood.
--Miss Minnie W. Smith, daughter of Mr. O. A. Smith of Marshfield, has entered the Hillsdale College in Michigan, for a course in music and languages.
--Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Young, of this borough, entertained a number of friends at a breakfast party last Saturday morning at their residence on West Avenue.
--Dr. A. M. Loop has been appointed Postmaster at Nelson. Daniel Watson, Esq., the veteran Democrat of Rutland, has received a like appointment at that place.
--Among social gatherings in this borough last week were a lunch party at Mrs. B. T. VanHorn’s on Wednesday, and a similar party at Mrs. L. Truman’s on Friday afternoon.
--An orchestra has been organized by members of Mr. Charles Fischler’s music class in this borough, consisting of six violins, two flutes, two coronets, a trombone, bass viol and a piano.
--Mr. George Morseman, of Round Top, got his hand against a circular saw at Matson’s mill on Marsh creek, last Wednesday, and it was so badly lacerated that amputation was rendered necessary.
--Mr. T. F. Conway, of this borough, who recently completed a course of study in the Williamsport Commercial College, has through the influence of that institution, obtained a lucrative position with Messrs. Murphy & Co. of Renovo, Pa.
--The Welsh Settlement Sunday school announces a picnic at Lewis’s grove on Saturday the 19th instant. An elaborate program has been arranged, consisting of music, recitations, and addresses by Messrs. Thomas E. Evans and William D. Jones.
--In the case of Peter Herdie, bankrupt, F. E. Smith, Register in charge, notified creditors, under date of August 26th that a distribution of the assets has been made and filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The total amount of claims with interest is $1,021,586.74. The amount for distribution exclusive of costs is $2,553.88.
--Messrs. Robert K. Young and George D. Mitchell, of this borough, start for New York this afternoon. Tomorrow evening they will take possession of their cabins in the ocean steamer Germanie, preparatory to sailing on Thursday morning for Queenstown. We hope their experience may not be like that of the traveler who described it thus “For a time the sight of the boundless blue sea, bearing on its bosom the white winged fleet of commerce filled me with emotion this it didn’t fill me with anything, it sorter emptied me.”
--A tramp who gave his name as John Welch was arrested yesterday for obstructing the track of the Elmira State Line road by piling ties on the trestle between Trowbridge and Millerton. He was brought to jail last evening by Constable Caton. Fortunately the obstruction was discovered before the passage of a train. If the scamp had succeeded in his design, probably several lives would have been lost as the point is a dangerous one. We understand the dastardly act was prompted by a refusal to let the tramp ride without payment of his fare.
--The second week of Court, held for the trial of civil cases, though
not largely attended, other than by the jurors and parties especially interested,
was very marked in the rapid disposition of the trial list. Twenty
three of the twenty five cases put down for trial was finally disposed
of by Thursday afternoon, and all but six jurymen-held on a lunacy case-were
discharged at that time.
On motion of Mr. Wilson, Frederick C. Leonard was admitted to the bar on examination.
On motion of Mr. Niles, Robert K. Young, was also admitted on examination.
Mrs. Lucy Clark, of Chatham, a widow lady, was declared a lunatic, and an order was made for her removal to the Warren Insane Asylum.
Alexander Brown, of Middlebury, was declared of unsound mind, and A. J. Spencer was appointed a Committee over his person and property.
The Court ordered that the County Commissioners procure a copy of Purdon’s Digest to be used in the court room.
The Sheriff acknowledged twenty seven deeds for property sold during the term.
Edward Bush against Mary C. Bush, E. B. Young appointed Commissioner to take testimony.
Mary Ella Walker against Edward R. Walker, Charles Rockwell appointed Commissioner to take testimony.
Lucian B. Kenyon against Mary J. Kenyon, A. S. Brewster appointed Commissioner to take testimony.
Mariette Walker against Barton Walker, divorce granted.
Sarah E. Pritchard against Oscar Pritchard, alias subpoena awarded.
Jacob R. Campbell against Sarah N. Campbell, E. B. Young appointed commissioner to take testimony.
Flora B. McNeil against Thomas McNeil, alias subpoena awarded.
Mary Madigan against Sherman Madigan, alias subpoena awarded.
Wesley L. Gardner against Laura J. Gardner, E. B. Young appointed commissioner to take testimony.
Louise M. Knapp against Darius V. Knapp, E. B. Young and George Hitchcock appointed commissioners to take testimony.
George Parshall against Sarah Parshall, subpoena awarded.
Ada Mason against James A. Mason, subpoena awarded.
Lizzie Muck against Jeremiah Muck, J. W. Adams appointed commissioner to take testimony.
Caroline Schoner against John Schoner, subpoena awarded.
The following cases were disposed of:
Mason and Hamlin Organ Company against J. M. & M. Wolf settled on compromise terms prior to court. This case, which was complicated in its nature, involved the rights of subrogation in three promissory notes and a mortgage on a house and lot in Wellsboro given as collateral by C. R. Harris. It also affected the judgment creditors of Harris, who were seeking to collect from this property.
The trespass case of P. E. Smith against H. J. Landrus and others was settled by the parties.
Job W. Symonds against B. F. Wilson. This was an action of ejectment for land in Delmar Township, containing some fifty acres. Plaintiff sought to show title by purchase at tax sale, but the Court held that as no evidence was produced that the tax under which the sale was made was ever levied the plaintiff could not recover, and directed a verdict for the defendant.
C. F. Fell, Administrator of F. F. Frey gang, against L. C. Bennet. In this case a compromise verdict for plaintiff of $75 was taken.
Giles Roberts against First Congregational Church of Knoxville, case continued.
C. R. Maltby & Brother against Seth Watkins. Scire facias to revive judgment. Verdict taken for plaintiffs for $588.65.
Hirsch, Ely & Co. against J. J. Davis. A jury was drawn, but plaintiffs discontinued to suit.
E. M. Alba against Levi Falkner and others. Nine ejectment cases, brought for certain tracts of land in the borough of Knoxville were settled by the parties upon several defendants paying to the plaintiff about $450. These cases have been on the trial list some three or four times. Aaron Alba, the father of the plaintiff died many years ago, leaving a farm, one third of which he willed to his wife for her life’s remainder over of, this same one third for his two sons. Edward M. Alba and Augustus Alba. The other two thirds of his real estate he left to his son Augustus Alba. Augustus divided the property up into building lots and sold off the same to the several parties defendant in these suits, giving them full warrantee deeds. His brother stood by and made no objection to these sales at the time, but some fifteen years later Edwin K. Alba brings an action against the purchasers of these lots for his one sixth interest in the same which claim was amicably settles as above stated.
Jacob Mayer against M. McMahon and others. A verdict was taken for the plaintiff for the land described in the writ of ejectment to be released and retained by defendant upon payment of $542.32 and interest within six months.
L. W. White against L. C. Bennet. This was an action of debt and was settled by the parties.
John Goodspeed against Joel Johnson and others. Action for contribution by one maker of a joint note, who had paid it against the other makers. The parties made a compromise settlement.
M. A. Durif against Seth Watkins. Scire facias to revive verdict taken for $325.
M. A. Durif against Seth Watkins. Action of assumption, case discontinued.
E. A. Bryden against Cedar Run Tanning Company. This was an action brought for compensation for labor done in surveying the Company’s land. Defendant’s counsel withdraws the appearance and plea and a verdict was taken for $205 and interest for plaintiff.
Henry VanZile against L. B. Brown. Defendant’s appeal. The case was continued.
--BROOKFIELD-Mr. D. G. Plank who has been very sick and was not expected to live is on the mend. He expects to be out of the house in a few days.
--BROOKFIELD-Miss Mary Ellis, of Westfield, commenced her term of school in Brookfield Hollow on Monday of last week. Undoubtedly she will teach a good school.
--BROOKFIELD-Mr. J. S. Grantier broke one of his ribs while wrestling with a lad in his teens a few days ago.
--BROOKFIELD-We have one very deep well on town. It is on the farm of William Lane. Men from Mixtown put it down for him. It is 90 feet deep and contains about 20 feet of water. This farm was owned by Mr. Lane’s father and several wells were dug on it while the old gentleman was living, but all would dry up when dry weather came. I suppose Mr. Lane has got never failing water now. But one thing is still lacking, he should have an eight foot windmill to pump the water. This would be worth to him about as much as the well is worth now. It won’t be many years before perhaps a dozen of the farmers in this town will have such wells and windmills to pump their water, grind their feed for cattle and saw their wood.
--JACKSON SUMMIT-Last Sunday lightning struck the house of Mr. Seely Brooks, near the depot at this place. Passing down the chimney it struck Mrs. Seely who was sitting with a child in her arms, burning the side of her face and her shoulder and rendering her insensible for an hour or more. The child was not hurt. Mrs. Brooks is slowly recovering.
--Mr. Charles Sandbach has been visiting in Potter County.
--Mr. M. E. Trumble, of Niles Valley, is soon to locate to Dakota.
--Mr. J. B. Denmark, of this borough, spent several days at Elmira last week.
--Charles C. Redfield, of the Lawrenceville Herald, was in town last week.
--Miss Sarah Fullwood, of New York City, formerly of this borough, is visiting in town.
--Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Dartt, of Kansas City, Missouri, are visiting relatives in this borough and vicinity.
--Mr. James Palen, of Leetonia, spent Sunday with his family, who are stopping at the Coles Hotel in this borough.
--Mrs. L. C. Bennet, of this borough, was called to Rock Stream, N. Y. yesterday, to attend the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. John Roberts.
--Mrs. Leon O. Bailey, nee Rose Coggeshall, and her mother, Mrs. William Simmons, of Indianapolis, Ind., are visiting at Mr. John W. Bailey’s, in this borough.
--Mr. Sol V. Bennet, of this borough, expects to start for Tom’s River, N. J., in a few days to embark in the business of raising chickens for market by means of the patent incubators.
--Mr. C. G. Osgood and his family and Miss Lucy Baldwin, all of this borough, made a trip by boat from Ansonia down Pine creek to Waterville last week. The party camped out two nights on the way.
--WESTFIELD-Mr. E. M. Alba, of Florida, has recently been visiting our townsman Ed Bulkley.
--OSCEOLA-Miss Roxanna Smith, the artist, will leave on next Tuesday for her new field of labor as instructor in painting, etc., in Amenia Seminary. She will be missed in this place not only as an artist, but as a member of society. Her many friends wish her abundant success.
--Mr. Frank Smith is building a new dwelling house at Cherry Flats.
--Mr. Michael Gibson has purchased the Pliny Whittaker farm at Covington.
--The tannery of Mr. J. Cornelius, at Elkland, has been extensively repaired.
--Mr. M. T. Marsh is building a new dwelling house on his farm at Marshfield.
--Mr. Richard Sutton, of Deerfield, recently sold a pair of four year-old steers for $105.
--Mr. C. B. Watrous is building a fine dwelling house on his farm a short distance above Gaines.
--Mr. Robert M. Ketchum has purchased the horse “Dutchman” of Mr. W. R. Coles, of Tioga.
--Mr. H. L. Stevens, of Hammond, expects to get two and one half tons of tobacco from three acres.
--Messrs. D. C. Smith and L. M. Smith, of Marshfield, have just purchased a new steam threshing machine.
--Mr. Ed. H. Ross, of Mansfield, has entered the law office of Elliott & Watrous, in this place, as a student.
--Mr. H. W. Parmerter has nearly completed his new saw mill at Blackwell’s. The building is 76 by 36 feet, and the machinery is first class.
--Mr. Enoch Blackwell, of Blackwell’s station on the Pine Creek railway, is supplying the Fall Brook Coal Company with a large quantity of oak timber which is to be used in the construction of new cars.
--Mr. Philo Tuller, who has just been succeeded by W. T. Urell, as Postmaster at Tioga, has discharged the duties of his office faithfully for sixteen years. He was one of the most competent officials in the service. It is understood that the Post office is to be moved from Mr. Tuller’s drug store to the store building owned by H. L. Baldwin, Esq.
--WESTFIELD-The new store building on Main Street which is being erected by Miss Ackley for a millinery establishment, is nearly completed and will be stocked with a full line of millinery and fancy articles for the fall trade.
--WESTFIELD-F. D. Strang still keeps the rink booming, and the merry lads and lasses, above the rollers, to good music by the Westfield Cornet Band regularly three times a week.
--WESTFIELD-Our enterprising physician and surgeon, A. L. Bottom, has recently completed an elegant office for himself near his residence on Main Street. His practice is constantly increasing which is the best evidence of his skill and care with his patients.
--BROOKFIELD-Mr. Walter Bowman went to Nelson last Saturday week to have Superintendent Cass give him a private examination for a certificate to teach a fall term of school. He never taught school before, but intends to try his hand in that kind of employment.
--BROOKFIELD-Peter Bush and Leroy George have taken a job of Burt Robinson in Harrison, Potter County, to haul 400,000 feet of hemlock logs and about 75,000 feet of hardwood. They are to put the logs into Frank Dodge’s mill yard about a mile from where the logs are. They get 62 and half cents per thousand for the hemlock and $1 a thousand for the hardwood.
--OSCEOLA-Russell Crandall is having an addition put on the rear end of his store 24 by 24 feet. This will make his store very much better than it is now.
--OSCEOLA-Ed Tubbs and Burt Baker are buying calves and lambs again this year and shipping to New York.
--Mr. Elmer Bacon, whose death occurred at Middleburgh, Nebraska, on the 30th ultimo, was a native of Charleston Township. He left this county for the West in 1867. He was the brother of Dr. Morgan L. Bacon, of this borough.
--We regret to learn of the death of Miss Eva J. Gaddis, which occurred at Jamestown, N. Y., on the 28th ult., after a lingering illness. Her disease was consumption. Miss Gaddis was a teacher in the public schools of this borough from the fall of 1874 to the spring of 1880. She was thirty years of age at the time of her death.
September 15, 1885
--Mr. David Wass, of Valley City, Dakota, returned to his former home in Chatham last Thursday. He brought with him a statement signed by about one hundred citizens of Valley City, including most of the prominent business and professional men, stating that the recent suits against Mr. Wass in that Territory, “were born of a desire on the part of certain parties to blackmail said Wass.” Another paper signed by eight lawyers condemns the rulings of the Judge in the case as against the law and the evidence. The Valley City Times, states that “the action of Judge Francis in thus constituting his Court into an inquisition is a most unheard of proceeding, and if the case is pushed to a termination, and the gentlemen having it in charge can be depended on so to do, it will prove a most gross and unwarranted assumption of judicial authority.” The parties who brought the suit claimed $5,000 damages, but they failed to get a cent.
--Mr. James Masten has been appointed Postmaster at Westfield.
--Miss Carrie Hotchkiss, of Delmar, has been quite sick with typhoid fever.
--A handsome granite monument has been erected over the grave of the late Joel Parkhurst, at Elkland.
--The working men at Antrim have erected a monument over the grave of the late Thomas Gaffney. The stone costs $175.
--The Blossburg schools opened last week Monday with about 450 scholars in attendance. Gaius R. Smith, Esq., formerly of this borough, is the principal.
--Mr. D. A. Stowell, of Delmar, yesterday brought us some fine examples of Bartlett pears. He has a young orchard of 200 trees which are just coming into bearing.
--Mr. Lloyd Smith, of Charleston, returned to this borough last week, having resigned his position as clerk in the New York Custom house on account of poor health.
--Mrs. G. W. D. Eastman, of this borough, is 74 years old. Last week she spun three pounds of wool, in 3 and a half days besides doing the general housework and canning lots of fruit.
--Mr. James Crawford, of Blossburg, had the misfortune to get a small piece of steel into one of his eyes last Tuesday while working at the Antrim stone quarries. He has gone to Philadelphia for surgical treatment.
--Yesterday afternoon an eight year old son of Stephen Yessa, of Stokesdale, had his left arm broken at the elbow joint. A man was playing with the lad and took hold of the child’s arm, when some unaccountable manner, the accident occurred.
--An anonymous correspondent informs us that on last Wednesday, as Miss Della Gillespie and Mabel LaSuer, of Blackwell’s were walking along the highway they came across a large black rattlesnake, which they killed. The snake had ten rattles.
--A passenger train going south on the Pine Creek railway a few days ago struck and killed three head of cattle near Blackwell’s. One of the cows belonged to E. Gregory and another belonged to W. Blackwell. The third was a bull that was owned by George Blackwell, and this was the third time that the animal had been thrown from the track.
--The Court recently made an order dividing this borough into two wards. That part lying on the northeast side of Waln Street is to be known as the First Ward, and that lying southwest of Waln Street as the Second Ward. The Election Boards are as follows: J. W. Mather, Judge. L. Truman and John Willcox, Inspectors. Second Ward-W. H. Whiting, Judge. A. J. Shattuck and L. L. Bailey, Inspectors. The place of holding elections in the First ward has not yet been fixed.
--Kite flying has become an interesting pastime at Covington. A correspondent says that a Kite Union has been formed, with Mr. Charley Short as foreman and Uncle Timmy Chessman as assistant.
--BROOKFIELD-Mr. William G. Seeley, Jr. is on the sick list. His health is poor at the beat.
--MANSFIELD-Mrs. Fulkerson is still very sick with no change for the better. Dell Rice is mending slowly. Mr. W. O. Curtis is also on the sick list.
--MANSFIELD-Mr. Will Hubbard, our teacher in the graded school, is spoken of very highly as a teacher.
--Mr. James Maloy, of Antrim, made us a pleasant call yesterday.
--Mr. Ed Tuttle, of Delmar, is to start for Cornell University tomorrow.
--Mr. and Mrs. James Beebe, of Farmington, were in town yesterday.
--Mrs. Philip Williams, of Mansfield, has been visiting in this borough.
--Miss Ella VanDeren, of Chicago, is visiting her sister, Mrs. S. L. Blair, in this borough.
--Mrs. W. L. Richards, of Blossburg, has been visiting in this borough during the past week.
--It is said that W. M. Woodside, M. Armaindo and T. W. Eck, the bicyclists, are to spend the winter at Blossburg.
--Mr. Ed S. Potter, of this borough, left yesterday for Ithaca, N. Y., to begin another year of study at Cornell University.
--Mr. and Mrs. John E. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Jason E. Smith, of Charleston, left last Saturday for a visit among relatives in Broome County, N.Y.
--Mr. Ralph E. Karr, of this borough, thinks of spending the winter in Florida for the benefit of his health, which is impaired by a recent attack of pneumonia.
--Mrs. Capehart, nee Lettie Tabor, and Miss Lizzie Holder, of Smethport, Pa, are visiting at Mr. Joseph Williams’s on State Street. Mrs. Capehart is a daughter of the late ex-sheriff Tabor, formerly of this borough.
--Dr. Mary E. Baldwin, who has practiced medicine in this borough for the past eight years, intends to move to Newport, Rhode Island. She will start for her new home some time next week. She will carry with her the hearty good wishes of a large circle of friends.
--Mr. and Mrs. Timothy McCarthy, of Larned, Kansas, were visiting at Mr. George C. Bowen’s, in this borough last week. Mrs. McCarthy is a daughter of Mr. J. G. Seely, formerly of Knoxville. Mr. McCarthy was Postmaster at Larned for some years, and he was the first Postmaster in Kansas to be removed on account of “offensive penmanship”. This was a compliment to his Republicanism.
--ANSONIA-Mrs. Sarah Jackson is spending some time with her father, Mr. William Peterson. “Grandpa” Peterson, William’s father, is very well for so old a man, and he is interesting to talk with. During the past summer he has been able to walk to some of the nearest neighbors’ houses.
--Mr. Joel Garrison, of Union, has stocked 1,800,000 feet of lumber this season.
--Mr. Joseph Brooks is about to erect a fine dwelling house on his farm in Union Township.
--Mr. Frank Smith, of Millerton, has purchased the Luther Andrews farm near that village.
--J. T. Gear, Esq., of Knoxville, is building a dwelling house on Alba Street in that borough.
--Mr. Colin B. Clark, of Mansfield, has entered the law office of H. Sherwood & Son, in this borough, as a student.
--Mr. Frank Newhall, of Charleston, has secured a position of fireman on the railroad between Corning and Williamsport.
--Miss Agnes E. Keeney, of Keeneyville, has accepted a position as teacher of mathematics at the Amenia Seminary, Amenia, N.Y. Master Burton L. Keeney, also of Keeneyville, has entered the same institution as a student.
--BROOKFIELD-Messrs. B. J. Scott and Delbert Scott cut about forty acres of grass near Sunderlinville in the last week of August. They have a large stock of cattle to winter, and it was important that they should cut some hay away from home.
--BROOKFIELD-Hugo Thiele has taken a job to cut 100 cords of hard wood on Fox Hill, Potter County, for Mr. B. Robison. He is to receive $75 for the job.
--ANSONIA-Mr. T. L. Woodruff has built a new cider mill and has a ten horse sweep power to run it.
--ANSONIA-Mr. Andrew Jackson recently sold a yearling for $200. He has a very nice calf that should be taken to the fair.
--TIOGA-Mr. Frederick Shoak died last week at his residence on Broad Street. Mr. Shoak had been in poor health for several years prior to his death.
September 22, 1885
--We regret to learn of the serious illness of Mrs. A. B. Horton, of this borough.
--We regret to learn of the serious illness of Mr. Jeremiah Klock, of this borough.
--Col. L. F. Copeland is announced to lecture at Mansfield on Wednesday evening of next week on “The Mistakes of Bob.”
--Dr. H. L. Mundy, a prominent dentist of Williamsport, left his home last week Monday. He is charged with having shamefully deceived Martha Scott, a girl of 14 years.
--Mr. N. Clemons, of Charleston, found one of his yearling heifers hamstrung, a few mornings since. The perpetrator of the outrage has not been discovered.
--A yearling heifer belonging to Mr. A. F. Packard, of Covington, was shot while feeding in the pasture a few days ago either accidentally or maliciously by some person unknown.
--The Court yesterday fixed upon the Farmers Hotel, on Charleston Street, as the place for holding elections in the First Ward of this borough. Mr. E. A. VanValkenburg was appointed Constable for that ward.
--The fifteenth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Russell, of Delmar, was very happily celebrated last Tuesday by two weddings at their residence. Full particulars will be found under the proper heading.
--The case of Mrs. Wealthy Elliott, of Canton, against George H. Brown, of Blossburg, for damages for the killing of her husband, was tried before arbitrators at Tioga last Tuesday, and resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff of $10,000. Notice was immediately given that the case would be appealed to the Courts. The defendant did not appear at the hearing, and the judgment was rendered by default. [This is the 1884 case of Charles M. Elliott who was fatally shot by George H. Brown. See “Crime” section.
--While Mr. Ezra Smith, of Charleston, was driving across the railroad track in Blossburg on Saturday, the 12th instant, his team was struck by a car load of lumber that was being pushed down the track. His horses were knocked down, and the wagon was badly smashed up. One of Mr. Smith’s arms was cut, and one the three children in the wagon with him received a bad cut in the arm. The Company paid for fixing the wagon.
--A Covington correspondent says that last week Sunday evening while Charles Harvey was after T. B. Putnam’s cows he was attacked by a cross bull and badly hurt. The outcry of the lad attracted the attention of James Kiff, who promptly rescued the boy from his perilous position. When Mr. Kiff reached the spot the animal had the boy pinned to the ground with one horn on either side of his body. The animal had bruised and trampled the boy in a terrible manner, and torn most of the clothes from his person.
--The Blossburg Register says that last Thursday morning about nine o’clock while Mr. Barney A. Murray, of Blossburg, was cleaning his shot-gun, which he had put away empty, a few days before, he found some obstruction in the tubes. There was a loud report, but Mr. Murray did not know any damage had been done until he was beckoned across the street by Mrs. Aylesworth and found her bleeding about the face. She had been busy at the wash tub on the back porch; about one hundred feet from Mr. Murray and thirteen shot took effect on her person, eleven of which remained in it, one passing through the upper lip into her mouth and another passing through her right ear. There remained nine in her right leg, two in the right arm and one in her scalp. They physicians say that none of these will occasion her any inconvenience more than a week. To say that Mr. Murray was frightened does not more than half express it, and a great load was lifted from his mind when he learned that the result would not be very serious.
--Last Week Monday afternoon a young man named William Crandall went
into Mr. J. S. Grantier’s dwelling house, at Sylvester, while Mr. Grantier
and his family were away from home and carried off Mr. Grantier’s Winchester
rifle and a gold watch belonging to his daughter. On returning home
and discovering the loss of the property, Mr. Grantier at once suspected
Crandall, as the young man had recently been working about the premises
and knew the ways of the house. On making inquiries it was learned
that Crandall had been seen going toward the State line with a rifle which
he was trying to keep out of sight as much as possible.
The case was put into the hands of Constable A. J. Montanya, and dispatches were sent to several points in Steuben County to head the thief off. Procuring a likeness of Crandall, the Constable and Mr. Grantier started after him, and while at Hornellsville they learned that he had been arrested at Greenwood late Tuesday night with a watch and rifle in his possession. He consented to come back into the State without waiting for a requisition and on Wednesday he was taken before Justice of the Peace M. L. Holmes, of Brookfield, admitted his guilt and was committed to await the action of the next grand jury. Constable Montanya and Mr. Grantier brought him over here to the jail Wednesday night.
Crandall is about twenty years of age, and has lived in Brookfield for the past four years. He has a mother living in Kansas, and it is supposed he had started for the West armed and equipped with the Winchester rifle and the watch for the purpose of joining the ranks of the jovial cowboys. He had supplied himself with but three cartridges for the rifle from Mr. Grantier’s stock and after his arrest he boasted of a crack shot he had made at a woodchuck.
Sept. 29th additional article
--BROOKFIELD-Some of us here think the Agitator of the 22nd does injustice to the young man William Crandall, who was recently lodged in jail. He has lived in Brookfield perhaps half the time for the past four years. He has had no home since his parents separated several years ago. His father is in McKean County, and his mother is in Colorado. His associates and the neighbors believe he had no thought of stealing anything thirty minutes before he took the gun and watch. Men for whom he has worked say that he was a good worker and a trusty young man to do chores that they have left him at their houses to see to things when they were away from home and when he knew there was money in the house. They never thought of his stealing. I believe he should be punished, but not as long as some people would like to have him. He is not blessed with as much good sense as most young men. We hope, for the young man’s sake, that the Judge will give him some good advice and sentence him to as light a term of imprisonment as may be consistent with the facts of the case.
--WESTFIELD-A few days since as Ed Weaver was passing with a steam thresher over a bridge across a deep ravine in the western part of Deerfield, the bridge gave way precipitating the engine, bottom side up into the stream below, smashing the smoke stack, steam gauge, etc. The driver, Mr. A. Persing, succeeded in clearing himself from the engine in time to avoid a good shaking up.
--Dr. S. L. Holiday has moved from Westfield to Marsh Creek.
--Dr. A. R. Merrick, of Blossburg, is to locate at Jersey Shore, for the practice of dentistry.
--Miss Ida Forsythe, of this borough, started for New York last Saturday for a fortnight’s visit.
--Mr. H. H. Warriner, of Marsh Creek, is to move to Petersburg, Va., next week, where he intends to engage in farming.
--Miss Mary Osgood, of this borough, returned to New York City last Saturday to begin another year’s study at the Packer Institute.
--Dr. W. H. McCaldon, of Brooklyn, is about to locate in this borough as a veterinary surgeon. He is a graduate of a London college.
--C. D. Humphrey, one of Towanda’s popular boot and shoe men, was calling on Tioga County customers last week, and passed Sunday in this borough.
--MANSFIELD-Mr. R. N. Perry, of Canton, was in town Saturday.
--LIBERTY-Rev. G. E. King and wife, of our village, have been absent several weeks visiting their parents.
--LIBERTY-Mr. Ira Miller and family, of Garden Grove, Iowa, and formerly of Liberty, have been visiting relatives and friends in our village and vicinity for the past six weeks.
--OSCEOLA-Mr. L. P. Davis and wife are making a somewhat extended visiting tour in Connecticut and elsewhere.
--JACKSON-Misses E. E. Satterlee and Mattie Hudson are teaching school in Elmira.
--JACKSON-Mr. Alexander Montgomery intends to go to Kansas in November.
--Mr. H. L. Cass will sell at auction, of the farm of Willard Cass, three miles south of Keeneyville, on Thursday, October 1st, at 10 o’clock a.m., 14 cows, 10 calves and a quantity of dairy cattle.
--B. F. Milliken & Co.’s announces that every Friday they will sell their choice twenty cent mixed candy for 15 cents a pound. Good fifteen cent mixed for twelve cents. Fresh made taffy for 20 cents a pound.
--The Westfield Post office is to be moved into Dr. James Mastin’s office.
--Mr. William T. Mathers is to run the restaurant on the fair grounds this week.
--Messrs. R. Hammond & Co., of Osceola, has just placed new boilers in their large tannery.
--Messrs. Thomas D. Elliott and E. E. Elliott have purchased the grocery and meat marker of T. V. Moore, at Mansfield.
--Mr. C. C. McClelland, formerly of this borough, is now keeping a public house at Jersey Shore and his chicken and waffles are a specialty, as usual.
--Ex-Postmaster Ayres, of Canton, has purchased a forty acre farm of Mr. Daniel Randall, in Union Township, for $2,000. He will build a dwelling house upon the place at once.
--Mr. W. C. Kress started up a portion of the machinery in his new machine shop last Saturday, and he expects the shop to be in full operation in a few days. Mr. John Berry is foreman of the shop. He is an excellent machinist.
--Mr. Samuel Rogers, of Covington Township, raised 1,831 bushels of oats this season, and they were threshed by H. B. Brooks and Son in 18 hours. It is estimated that they will weigh out 2000 bushels. These oats were grown from 82 bushels of seed sown on 30 acres of land. This was the second plowed crop from high, rough land that had been pastured with sheep for eight or ten years previous to the plowing. Mr. Rogers thinks that considering that the first part of the season was very dry, with a long wet harvest and a large flock of crows working at his crop was probably reduced a hundred bushels or more from what it would otherwise have been.
--MANSFIELD-Mr. Mort Cass has sold his residence on South Main Street to Mr. A. M. Haight, who will take possession shortly.
--LIBERTY-Mr. C. M. Moore, of the firm Narber & Moore, has gone to the city to purchase a stock of goods.
--EAST POINT-Mr. Mitchell Nester is getting ready to build a new house on his farm.
--EAST POINT-Mr. J. A. Kniffen has on his farm one of the finest pear orchards in the county.
--JACKSON-Eugene Toby is building the largest house with one exception in the township.
--JACKSON-W. H. Hudson is building a large addition to his barn.
--JACKSON-Mr. John Henry has moved to Roaring Branch where he has bought a mill of Grant & Co.
--Mr. B. Vaughn, of Morris, has been sadly afflicted by the death of three children by diphtheria within the past few weeks. [Benjamin Vaughn]
--Mrs. Polly Davenport, relict of the late Col. L. Davenport, died at the residence of her daughter, Mr. O. P. Babcock in Elkland, a few days ago. Mrs. Davenport settled in Chatham Township nearly fifty years ago. [Buried Fairview Cemetery, Osceola Township]
--MANSFIELD-A nine pound boy put in an appearance at the home of Mr. Irvin Baer on Thursday of last week.
--EAST POINT-Mr. George Schick is happy over the advent of a new boy.
Also Linked from the Tall Tales Section
September 29, 1885
--SNAKES IN A MAN’S STOMACH.
Mr. John Longwell, of Charleston, has experienced strange sensations in his stomach for two years past, and he says that sometimes he noticed singular motions and a cold feeling as if an icicle was rising in his throat. For many months he has been subject to spasms and terrible pains in his stomach.
Mr. Longwell consulted Dr. C. W. Webb, of this borough, and after describing his symptoms declared that he believed his stomach was inhabited by some living thing. This was believed to be more imagination than reality, but at Mr. Longwell’s earnest solicitation the doctor finally gave him a strong emetic. Mr. Longwell went home, took the dose, and after great suffering and retching vomited up two snakes, both alive. One was about fourteen inches long, and the other about a foot in length, one being pink and the other brown in color. There was a yellow stripe around the neck of one and yellow spots on the neck of the other. They were about the size of an ordinary lead-pencil.
Mr. Longwell confined the stomach monsters, and after feeding them some milk they increased in diameter considerably. He showed them to numerous persons in this borough last week.
Mr. Longwell thinks that he swallowed the eggs which produced the snakes some years ago while carelessly drinking water from a spring.
He is a man of veracity, and his recital of his symptoms, his violent illness, and the expulsion of the snakes from his mouth is confirmed by others who were at the house. Another fact which is confirmatory is the statement of Dr. Webb, who says that the eyes of the snakes seemed to be film-like and apparently sightless.
The experience of Mr. Longwell should be a warning to those persons who are in the habit of drinking carelessly.
--Mrs. Seth O. Daggett, of this borough, is still dangerously ill. [Ella Daggett]
--Mr. Luman Fenton, of Charleston Township, was seriously ill last week.
--Mr. George Kelly, of this borough, is confined to the house by an attack of quinsy. [Quinsy is an infection with an abscess on the side of the tonsils that can be fatal.]
--Messrs. W. E. Blair and Harry Rowland, of this borough, have entered the Syracuse University.
--Misses Carrie Allen and Hattie Willis, of this borough, have gone to Washington, D. C., to attend school.
--Dr. P. N. Barker, of Troy, formerly of this borough, has gone to Baltimore to attend medical college.
--Miss M. Austin, of Mainesburg, came near to bleeding to death after having some teeth pulled.
--Lightning struck the house of Mr. George Richter, at Blossburg, early last Tuesday morning and shattered the window glass considerably.
--Mr. William Simpson, of Liberty, was committed to jail one day last week, for carrying concealed weapons, resisting an officer and creating a riot.
--Mr. D. L. Deane, of this place, with his party, killed five rattlesnakes and saw three deer, while on a five days surveying tour in Elk County recently.
--Mr. H. P. Erwin’s tailor shop at Blossburg caught fire in the roof last Tuesday morning, but the flames were extinguished before gaining much headway.
--A correspondent says that Mr. H. Furman, of Gaines, was considerably injured by a fall from a tree a few days ago. Fortunately no bones were broken.
--A horse belonging to Mr. George Kohler, Sr., got mired in a marsh at Mardin last week Sunday morning, but was got out after considerable work.
--The Herald says that about fifty sheep belonging to Jacob Miller and William Morehess were killed by a dog in West Lawrence in one week recently.
--Mr. Leonard Harrison, of this borough, was on the train that was wrecked near Ansonia last Friday evening. He says he rather not repeat the experience.
--Matilda Campbell, of Morris, was committed to jail one day last week, upon the charge of keeping a disreputable house. Her two small children were with her.
--Last Wednesday, as Mr. Eugene Stone, of Delmar, was driving along the road, one of his horses was taken sick and died in the harness in a very few minutes thereafter.
--Master Frank McConnell, a twelve year old son of Mr. Edward McConnell, of Rutland, had his hand cut off while working at an edging saw, a few days ago, in Pardon’s mill.
--Mr. J. B. Ewing, formerly of Knoxville, was convicted at the District Court at Williamsport last week, of personating a United States officer. He was sentenced to imprisonment in the Beaver County jail for one year.
--Constable E. P. Fish, of Gaines, township, recently left for parts unknown, taking with him between $400 and $500 belonging to the county. We understand the county will be saved from loss, as Mr. Fish’s bondsmen are fully responsible for this amount embezzled. [Erin Potter Fish]
--Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelly, who reside about three miles north of Millerton, started for Elmira last Tuesday morning. On the way the horses were frightened by a threshing machine and upset the wagon. Mr. Kelly suffered the fracture of two ribs, and Mrs. Kelly was severely bruised.
--Miss Fanny Dartt, of Canton, is visiting in this borough.
--Mrs. H. F. Marsh, of Towanda, is visiting in this borough.
--Mr. and Mrs. Albert Morgan, of Troy, were in town on Saturday.
--Mr. E. B. Campbell, of Williamsport, was in town on Thursday.
--Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Grier, of Jersey Shore, were in town last week.
--Mr. Eugene Eastman, of Chicago, is visiting relatives in this borough.
--Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Williston, of Jersey Shore, were in town last week.
--Miss Mary Cook, of Elmira, is visiting friends in this borough, her native place.
--Mr. and Mrs. C. Mathers, returned last week from an extended western trip.
--Mr. G. B. Riley, recently of Mainesburg, has moved to Troy, Bradford County.
--Miss Annie Shaw, of Jersey Shore, has been visiting her brother, W. D. Shaw, in this borough.
--Mr. George M. Card, Secretary of the Troy Farmers’ Club, was in attendance at the Fair last week.
--Mr. John Osgood, of Cincinnatus, N. Y., is visiting his brother, Mr. C. G. Osgood, of this place.
--Miss Nellie Williston, of Davenport, Iowa, is visiting at her father’s L. P. Williston, in this borough.
--Mr. J. H. W. Lewis, if New Richmond, Wisc., formerly of Morris, in this county, is visiting his old home.
--David Cameron, Esq., was at Williamsport the first part of last week, attending the United States District Court in session there.
--Mrs. M. L. Bacon, of this borough expects to leave for New York City this week for a visit among friends in that city and Brooklyn.
--Rev. James Moss, of this borough, expects to go to Lima, N.Y., tomorrow to attend the sessions of the Genesee Conference which meets this week.
--Mr. and Mrs. George W. Potter, of Middlebury, have gone to Belmont, New Hampshire, to visit Mr. Potter’s sister, Mrs. A. I. Smith, who is dangerously ill.
--Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Cowles, of the Coles Hotel in this borough, are to start today for a ten days visit at their former home at Chenango Forks, Broome County, N.Y.
--BROOKFIELD-Mr. Bert Stanley and family, of Mosherville, Bradford County, have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. Charles Daugherty.
--Mr. C. H. Harding is building a dwelling house on Queen Street.
--Miss Minnie Bullock, of Mardin, is teaching school in Bradford County.
--They have a new physician at Lawrenceville-Dr. J. B. Smith, recently of Hornby, Steuben County.
--Mr. Joshua Atherton, of Charleston, recently sold a Percheron two year old, a yearling, and a three month old colt for $390.
--Mr. H. E. Smith, of Tioga, recently sold the Tattler stallion to an Athens, Bradford County man for $1,000 cash in hand.
--Mr. John Rieppel has purchased Mr. Giles Roberts’ hardware store in Gaines and will continue the business at the old stand.
--Mr. Charles Waters, of Gaines, has built a neat dwelling house costing about $1,000. Mr. G. Warriner was the contractor.
--Mr. George C. Signor, of Knoxville, has leased the East Market Street hotel at Corning, N. Y. It will be run under the name of the National Hotel.
--Mr. Frank M. Spencer, of Mansfield, was in town last week assisting Mr. C. A. Sweet in his photographic gallery during the Fair. Mr. Sweet is to help Mr. Spencer out during the Mansfield Fair.
--Mr. Frank B. Seymour, formerly of Tioga, has been appointed patrolman in the Twenty-first precinct of New York City. The position is said to be worth $1,000 the first year and $1,200 each year after.
--Mr. George C. Bowen, of this borough, sold his 1884 crop of tobacco to a Philadelphia firm a few days ago at 16 cents a pound. The stock weighed about 9,000 pounds, and it was from Recorder Bowen’s Cowanesque farm.
--Mr. George W. Dickinson, of Middlebury, has engaged as bookkeeper for Messrs. Newton & Shaff, of Lansing. This firm has a contract for twenty five million feet of hemlock lumber and thirty thousand cords of bark in this county.
--MANSFIELD-Mr. T. H. Bailey is preparing to run his planning mill by steam. He is also building an addition and repairing the mill generally.
--MANSFIELD-B. R. Bailey is paying 25 cents per 100 pounds for cider apples.
--MANSFIELD-Charlie Clark is now selling beef steak in J. T. Westbrook’s meat market.
--MANSFIELD-Several new houses are going up about town. Ed Horton’s on Main Street, next to the Universalist Church. Stephen Bull’s, on St. James Street. Warren Walker’s on the corner of St. James and First Streets. Miss Eunice Park’s on the corner of Academy and Second Streets.
--MANSFIELD-Dr. O. Newell has purchased the house on First Street of W. W. Bentley, and will occupy it as soon as it is completed.
--BROOKFIELD-Mr. John B. Bush has purchased a one-half interest in the new grist mill at Westfield. John in a well-to-do farmer, and now he is getting ready to have a hand in grinding grain for the farmers. Success to him!
--The funeral of Mr. Charles Smith, Sr., was held at Mainesburg last Tuesday. Mr. Smith was old resident of that village, having gone there when the place was in its infancy. He was eighty one years old at the time of his death.
--Rev. I. Everett died at his residence in Westfield last week Monday, at the age of 62 years. He had been a Methodist preacher for twenty eight years, and had finally settled in Westfield for a permanent home. He was widely known and much respected. The funeral was held in the Methodist church at Westfield on Wednesday, and the remains were taken to East Troupsburgh for burial.
--Mr. John Wortendyke, of this borough, died very suddenly last Saturday afternoon after an illness of only two days. Mr. Wortendyke was for a number of years a wagon maker at Mansfield. He afterward moved to this borough where he engaged in the same business until incapacitate from work by an injury to his right hand, from which he suffered for six or eight years. Mr. Wortendyke was in his fifty-ninth year. The funeral was held at his late residence yesterday afternoon. [Buried Wellsboro Cemetery]
--BROOKFIELD-Death has been busy in our town recently. Two funerals
were held in the Methodist church last week-Mrs. R. H. Mulkins [Nancy Mulkins-buried
Austinburg Cemetery, Brookfield] and Mr. Hiram B. Schoonover [Buried Austinburg
Cemetery, Brookfield]-and one this week-Mr. Elias Seely. Mr. Elias
Seely was an only son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Seely, who are about seventy
years old. Elias and his wife live with his parents and worked the
farm, and he was their main dependence for their declining years.
They have the sympathy of their neighbors in their sad bereavement. [Buried
Austinburg Cemetery, Brookfield].