Mrs. Betsy Lawrence of this Boro, Probably the Oldest Person in the County
Last Wednesday, Feb. 11th, was the 100th or centennial anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Betsy Lawrence, of this boro, who, without doubt, is the oldest person now living within the county boundaries. Other centenarians there are in other states, and localities, but none to the writer's knowledge, in the length and bredth of Tioga County. Mrs. Lawrence was born in the State of Massachusetts, on Feb. 11, 1791. She was the youngest of ten children equally divided between the sexes, of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey. When eleven years old she accompanied her oldest brother, Roswell Bailey, to the county and continued to reside with him on a farm hewn from the wilderness near the present hamlet of Dartt Settlement until, a few years later, her parents left thier New England home to take up their residence on one of the Bingham estate possessions embracing the farm near the mouth of Mill Creek, subsequently known as the Joseph Guernsey place. The house in which they lived was a rough log structure, and stood between the railroad track of today and the Tioga river. Roswell Bailey, previously mentioned as the brother with whom Mrs. Lawrence came to Pennsylvania, was the father of John W. Bailey, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Philip Williams, of this boro, and Clark, Robert, Benjamin, Wilson and Rockwell Bailey and Mrs. Richard Moore, all long since deceased. Among the near neighbors of the Bailey family at Mill Creek, was Lyman Adams, father of William Adams, of this boro, who conducted a general store and carried on a saw mill in the neighborhood. From the mouth of Mill Creek, which at the time of which we write was an important business centre, the Bailey family moved to the farm in Rutland, near the mouth of Bailey creek, now owned by William Lawrence of this boro. In 1811 or 1812 the subject of this sketch was married to Jonathan Lawrence, a native of Connecticut, who had learned the hatters' trade in the east and for some years after coming to Pennsylvania manufactured the head gear for his fellow citizens, both far and nearn Soon after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence moved to Columbia Flats, near Sylvania, just over the county line in Bradford county. Here they lived happily for nearly a quarter of a century, for many years conducting a hotel or old time tavern. About the year 1840, they moved to the farm in Sullivan township subsequently owned by Nathan Palmer, where, five years later, at the age of 63, Mr. Lawrence died, leaving to his widowed companion the care of their three oldest children; six other children having preceded their father to the great beyond. Those living were Caroline, (Mrs. Nathan Palmer) who died two years ago, aged 73; Herrick, who died in Mansfield in 1872, aged 47, and Mr. C. H. Lawrence ...(remainder of sentence illegible) Notwithstanding her great age, Mrs. Lawrence is still quite active and can see to read and sew without glasses, having laid aside her spectacles nearly twenty years ago. She pays occasional visits to relatives living on another street and moves about the house with freedom and apparent perfect ease. Since moving to Mansfield five years ago she has neatly pieced several bed quilts, among others one for her grand-daughter, Mrs. Chauncey Smith, of Corning. It was her practice at the age of ninety-five, while living in Sullivan, to plant and care for a small garden adjoining the cottage in which she lived. It is an interesting fact in this connection that of Mrs. Lawrence's five brothers and five sisters, not one died under seventy years of age.
DAVIS - Mr. Harvey J. Davis, aged 21, a brakeman on the Northern Central railway was caught between two cars at the latter place, ,while helping make up a train), about 5 o'clock Monday morning, and sustained mnjuries from which he died at 11 o'clock. Deceased was married on Sept. 29th last to Miss Addie Rumsey, of Mainesburg, who survives him. He was a native and former resident of Mansfield, being a son of Warren Davis, deceased, and a nephew of Mrs. W. L. Taylor and Mrs. John Holden, also of this boro. His untimely death is greatly regretted by a large civcle of friends and acquaintances. (Died 4 May 1889 - JMT)
MAINESBURG - 1891
The high water did some damage by coming into people's cellars.
A number of men were working yesterday removing ice where it was jammed above the bridge.
Miss Henrietta Navel, of Wellsboro is sewing in this place.
The young friends of Miss Matie Rumsey made her a surprise visit last Friday evening, at her home on Rumsey Hill. About fifty were present.
Born, Jan.,1, 1891, to Mrs. Lemy Doud, a son. Mr. mnd Mrs. Philander Warren, of Granville, visited friends heve last week.
The Misses Warren and Ray DeWitt, were home from the Novmal over Sunday.
Will Rumsey returned last Saturday from a visit to his mother at Caton.
Live News from the Metropolis of Sullivan Township
Will DeWitt, of Troy, visited his mother Monday.
Mrs. Celia Parkhurst will return here to reside this week.
Mrs. Tinkham and daughter, Emma, are visiting at Mansfield. Frank Smith and family visited friends in this locality Monday.
Maggie Whiting is recovering from her burn, received several weeks ago.
Mrs. Joseph Comfort visited friends at Cherry Flats and Wellsboro last week.
Fred Bryan has been visiting his old home in Potter county the past week.
Mrs. Hattie Longbotham, of Mansfield, visited at N. E. Calkins recently.
F. E. Horton has just rebuilt the mill dam that was taken out by the June flood.
Miss Tina Grace, of West Franklin, has been visiting at P. Slade's for the past two weeks.
Some of the school children here have been afflicted with the chicken pox the past week or so.
Orson Thayer has his saw mill in this place at present sawing for Artemus Rumsey and others.
Miss Minnie Rumsey has been quite sick the past week with an attack of fever, but is improving.
Miss Tina Wells, of Fall Brook, is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Anson Wells, of this place.
News was received here last Tuesday week of the death of a daughter of Nelson Welch, of Sullivan, aged about 4 years.
Frank Lownsberry lost a very fine horse Monday night from spasmodic colic caused by over-feeding and hard driving. Thanksgiving dance at Slade Hotel this evening, and New England supper, for the benefit of the M. E. Church, tomorrow evening.
The band dance and Odd Fellows' supper were a success, being well attended considering the inclement weather. The receipts of the dance were about $20, and of the supper and guess cake, presented by Will Ide, of Mansfield, about $40.
Mr. Nathan PALMER died at the home of his son, C. W. Palmer, in Sullivan township yesterday, Tuesday morning, of cancer, aged 78 years. Mr. Palmer was a native if Sullivan, and had resided for over half a century on the farm where his death occurred. He was a son of Stephen Palmer, deceased. His wife, who was a sister of C. H. Lawrence of this boro, died two years ago. He leaves, besides the son at whose house he died, one daughter, Mrs. W. P. Rose, of Mainesburg. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 o'clock at the Union church on the State Road.
Mrs. Tinkham returned yesterday from Sylvania, where she has been visiting the past three weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Griffith and daughter of Burlington visited at Elder Adams' last week.
Miss Jennie Herrington, of Wellsboro, visited Mrs. Celia Parkhurst, last week.
D. S. Dewey is working at Fall Brook for Holmes Brothers.
Mrs. E. G. Lovell has gone to spend a month with her sister, Mrs. A. Bartlett, of Kansas.
Mrs. E. G. Rumsey, of Freeport, O., is visiting friends in this vicinity, and will remain here until after the Mansfield Fair.
Joseph Strange, Jr., of Sullivan, is attending the State Normal School at Mansfield.
Joshua Schermerhorn, of Terra Cotta, Kan., accompanied by his son, Levi, is visiting friends here, after an absence of seven years.
Misses Mattie Rumsey and Ella Whiting, and Mr. Ray Broderick, of this place, are attending the Mansfield Normal School.
Prof. Ellsworth, the horse trainer, gave a lecture here Monday night.
Miss Dora Ashley has bought the millinery stock of Mrs. Daniel Doud, and some new goods, which she is selling at very reasonable rates.
Misses Phoebe Strong and Nettie Smith are attending the Elmira fair.
Blackberries sell here at four cents a quart.
E. D. Rumsey returned with his brother to his home in Michigan.
Mrs. Addison Dewey, of Sullivan, was very badly hurt last Sunday by being thrown backward from a wagon. The seat was not fastened down, and tipped over backward.
Remember the church festival at the Grange Hall, Thursday evening, Sept. 11th. Supper will be served from 8 to 11 o'clock. There will be ice cream, cake, pie, biscuit, coffee, fruit, etc. Served. There will also be a fortune teller and a letter box for some of the older ones. Let everybody come and have a good time. For the benefit of the Christian Church.
Mack Stauffer is home for a few days. He is working at Columbia X Roads.
Mrs. John DeWitt is quite sick.
Mr. R. H. Doud is reported no better, but gradually failing.
Wesley Lucas had the misfortune to lose a fine horse yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Briwtol, of Sylvania, visited at Mr. Tinkham's yesterday.
Messrs. U. S. Snover and S. E. Coles, of Mansfield, were in town Saturday night.
The Grangers are about to build a hall in this place, but have not decided on the lot yet.
The Aid Society of the Christian Church will meet at Mrs. A. Ford's Wednesday for dinner.
R. Tinkham is rather worse; his disease having taken an unfavorable turn, for the present at least.
Mrs. Sophia Doud returned to Wellsburg, N.Y., last Saturday, after spending about two weeks with friends in this vicinity.
L. M. Doud, of Elmira, has been visiting his brother, G. W. Doud and other friends in this neighborhood for several days.
The singing class of Prof. Hager will meet on Thursday night as usual. The class now numbers over thirty, and several more will join this week.
The new coal mine on top of the mountain is employing five miners at present, who are unable to supply the demand for coal. It is of good quality.
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Calkins, of this place, received a fifty dollar oil painted portrait of their son Mitchell, of Helena, Mon., as a Christmas present. It is about as natural as life, and nearly as large. (January 16, 1888.)
There was a frost here Sunday morning, but no damage was done.
Will DeWitt and family, of Troy, have been spending a week with his mother and brothers here.
Miss Hattie Prutsman, of Elmira, is visiting her sister, Mrs. C. M. Adams.
Mr. James Cudworth has been quite sick the past week, but is now better.
Miss Blanche Dewitt was on the sick list several days last week. Ladies' Aid Society Thursday afternoon at Floyd Ashley's.
Miss Dorna Ashley has been spending a week with relatives at Cherry Flats.
Prof. G. B. Strait, of Sylvania, visited friends and former scholars here several days last week.
Mr. Asa Forrest and family, of Raleigh, N. C., visited Mrs. Forrest's sister, Mrs. Wm. Doud, last week.
Miss Agnes Doyen is going to Dundee, N.Y., to teach a ten month's term of school.
Geo. W. Robbins returned home Sunday, after spending several weeks at Minnequa, and the past two weeks at Bateman Monroe's in Sullivan, under the treatment of Dr. Bradford. He thinks he is improving under the doctor's care. We hope it may be permanent.
Will Doud left here last Friday for Coudersport, expecting to remain a year in the employ of F. E. Horton.
Miss Maggie Stauffer is on the sick list at present.
Charles Whiting lost a horse last week.
Mary G. Shepard, of Mansfield, will meet with the ladies of this vicinity, next Friday, at 2:30 p.m., to organize a Woman's Christian Temperance League. We hope to see a good many present, and ready to enter heart and hand into the temperance work. It is a ladies meeting, but all gentlemen who are interested in the cause of temperance will be heartily welcome. Whosoever will may come.
Mr. Will Prince, of Covington, is sick at Orlando Rumsey's. Dr. Bradford is attending him.
Roswell Ripley sold a pair of three year old colts last week to W. S. Nearing of Morris Run, for $500. They were colts of his own raising. Sired by Dan Gray, owned by Ed Ripley, and Dan Gray, by S. F. Richards' Bucephalus. They were beauties.
Elder King is still absent visiting friends in Caton and Corning.
Miss Tessie Musgrove has been visiting friends here the past week.
Mrs. Westbrook, of Tioga, is staying with her sister, Mrs. N. E. Calkins.
Elder Carpenter, of Caton, occupied the pulpit at the M. E. Church last evening.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Church of Christ will meet at G. W. Doud's next Friday afternoon.
A. T. Smith, of Wellsburg, is in town. We understand he will leave here tomorrow, taking Mrs. Smith with him.
Raymond Dewey returned on Saturday from Wellsburg, where he has been since the injury to his hand in the saw mill.
There will be a strawberry and ice cream festival at Parkhurst Hall on Thursday evening, June 9th, for the benefit of the Christian church. A cordial invitation is extended to all.
The next Quarterly Meeting of the Church of Christ in Tioga county will be held with the church at Canoe Camp commencing Friday evening, July 1st. Elder L. R. Spencer, of Topeka, Kansas, will be present and do the principal part of the preaching.
F. L. Landon returned last week to his headquarters for the season while taking pictures. We suppose he returned worth several thousand dollars more than when he came as the birth of his first born, and that a son, took place while he was here.
Mrs. N. E. Calkins has been having a very serious time with the middle or thimble finger on her right hand for the past three weeks, and last Friday Dr. Smith, of Tioga, assisted by Dr. Maine, of this place, took the finger off at the knuckle joint. Mrs. Calkins is doing well at present and if nothing new sets in will probably recover the use of her hand and arm. She has the sympathy of all in her affliction.
Decoration Day was appropriately and fittingly observed here by decorating the graves of our soldier dead. The procession formed at the M. E. Church and marched to the cemetery in the following order: Marshalls Pitts of Mansfield and Capt. Ripley; Mansfield Cornet Band; ......(illegible).......taken all together it was a pleasant occasion, although touched with sadness. May it be repeated through all the coming years. (On April 9th, 1872, a special meeting was called for the purpose of installing the officers elect in their respective offices. D. D. G. M. O. G. Was present and after making the Grand Lodge appointments proceeded to install the following offigers: A. T. Smith N, G; E. McConnell, V G; H F Dewey Sec'y; J B Rumsey Ass't Sec'y; T O Doud Treas. The Vice Grand's appointments were as follows: Frank Palmer R S; James McConnell L S. The Noble Gvand's appointments were as follows: Isaac Squires I G. At this meeting Peleg Doud was elected Representative to the Grand Lodge. Brother H V Harkness took a withdrawl card and several brothers were reported sick. The Trustees were instructed to give certificates of deposit to brothers loaning money to build a Hall said certificates to run five years at six percent interest unless sooner paid. A withdrawl card was granted to D R Austin who went to California the first day of May. As the meeting held June 1st a committee of eight brothers was appointed to make the necessary arrangements for the dedication of the Hall which was to take place July 4th. At a meeting held June 15th a communication was read from G M Stedman granting permission for a public parade regalia and appointing Brother T B Anderson grand marshall for the dedication of the Hall on the Fourth of July. Brother John Levergood of Lancaster was engaged to deliver as address on Odd Fellowship. The Trustees accepted the building from the builders and preparations were made for dedication. Our Hall was dedicated on July 4th 1872. The Lodge prepared a splendid dinner charging $2 a couple. They also had a lemonade stand and the total receipts for the day were $___. About this time a Lodge of the Daughters of Rebecca was instituted and two dozen Rebecca degree collars at $15 per dozen were ordered. During this six months term our Lodge paid out for the relief of brothers of sister lodges $49 and for the benefits to its own members $54. Total receipts during term $485 25; total expenditures of all kinds $869 28. This carries us up to Sept. 21st 1872.
ST. VITUS' DANCE REMEDY
For an adult or child over ten (10) years old, give seven (7) drops three times a day in a tablespoonful of water, after six (6) days increase one drop each day, until you give ten (10) drops three times a day; then return to ten (10) drops twice a day, until all is taken. If the medicine causes sickness at any time, reduce the dose four (4) drops, and after a few days gradually increase a drop at a dose until the regular dose be reached. For children under 10 and over 5 years old, follow the above directions, but only give one-half doses, viz.: commence with four (4) drops, etc. Under five years of age the remedy is not to be given. If patient is out of health from any other diseases, await recovery before using this remedy.
Captain Dan Wilson passed through here one day last week with a basket of nice trout.
James Kendrick will open a coal mine on lands of Michael Gibson soon. The vein is what is called the Cushing vein.
Miss Mina Cass is teaching a select school at Canoe Camp. As a teacher Miss Cass has few equals and no superiors.
Erwin Wilcox had a finger badly smashed while handling a large stone. Dr. Townsend dressed the wound and it is doing well.
The lodge of Grangers in Frost Settlement own a nice hall and are increasing in numbers. "Grangers, grangers, welcome here; Feed your hogs corn in the ear; The stamp of honor is on your brow, Feed the stalks to the brindle cow."
Lillie Knowlton is teaching the Whitaker school with good success. Several scholars from Covington township have crossed the line for the purpose of attending a good school. Miss Knowlton taught the Frost Settlement school last winter.
Frost Settlement is about the size of Boston, but the streets are not quite as wide. It don't claim to furnish the timber for as many presidents as New York, nor have as many candidates for office as Wellsboro, nor we don't want as many County Superintendents as the Cowanesque Valley, but when you talk about horning bees we won't take a back seat for hades nor Roseville.
I started out to learn the result of the runaway- a team loaded with berry pickers- and meeting a Mansfield man looking for poker players, I gave him my lantern.
Death of Mrs. J. B. Clark
At her home three miles south east of this boro, on Monday, July 21st, at two o'clock p.m., Susan H., wife of J. B. Clark, Jr., aged 51 years and three months. Mrs. Clark was a daughter of Mr. James Lucas, who before his death resided for many years on a farm between this boro and Mainesburg. She was married to Mr. Clark in June, 1856, and enjoyed exceptionally good health until about three years ago, when she began to show symptoms of creeping or progressive paralysis, which finally caused her death. Her condition became immediately alarming on Saturday last. She leaves, besides an affectionate and indulgent husband, one son, Mr. Geo. A. Clark, who for the past year has resided with his parents on the family farm. Deceased has two sisters living and one brother as follows: Mrs. Silas Davy, of Richmond, Mrs Noah Grandy, of Cherry Flats, and Mr. Lewis B. Lucas, of Mainesburg. She was the sister of Mrs. J. B. Strong, deceased, of Mainesburg, and Mr. Furman Lucas, who some months ago while recovering from a serious illness mysteriously disappeared from his home at East Troy. The funeral is to be held this afternoon at two o'clock from the house, Rev. David Keppel officiating. The remains will be brought to this boro for burial.
MAINESBURG MATTERS Fever Very Bad - Christmas Tree-Death of Little Gracie Stauffer
Scarlet fever is still prevailing to an _?____extent. Mr. Porter has four children sick with it, one of them not expected to live. Charles Seeley has another child very sick, and Roland Shelton's little girl is also quite sick yet.
There will be a Christmas tree and supper here on Christmas eve, for the benefit of the Church of Christ in Mainesburg. Died, December 3, 1880, of scarlet fever, __?___ Grace Stauffer, aged 4 years and 2 days (?) " Our dear little Gracie has left us, Oh, how sadly we miss her loved form! But we know she's now resting with Jesus, Safe clasped in his dear loving arms.
And if faithful we know we shall meet her, When we pass to that evergreen shore, And she, a bright angel, will greet us, And there we shall part nevermore." Dec. 6, 1880 More Anon.
MAINESBURG MATTERS Patriotism's Reward-Scarlet Fever and Diptheria-Oysters and Dancing-New Store
Well, the election is over, and Longstreet and Mosby have had their revenge. The man they could not defeat at Gettysburg has been crushed by the people he saved from destruction. Oh! What a reward. Scarlet fever and diptheria are raging here, but have been fatal in only one case. There will be an oyster supper and dancing in the Odd Fellows' hall, in this place, on Friday night, the 26th, for the benefit of the Lodge. Supper 75 cents per couple. It is reported here, with how much truth I do not know, that C. F. __?___ is converting the lower hall of the Odd Fellows' building into a store and filling it up with $10,000 worth of goods. We hope so: opposition is the life of business. Nov. 22, 1880 More Anon.
MINDING HER MOTHER
In the big crowd of excursionists sitting on the City Hall steps for a rest, the other day, was a young man of excellent length of legs, and a girl with sixteen auburn curls hanging down around her head. They had settled themselves and locked fingers when she cautiously observed: "I s'pose they have soda water in this town?" "I s'pose so," he replied, "but the last thing afore we started I promised your mother not to let you drink any soda water. It's the worst thing in the world to bring on consumption!" She was quiet for a moment, then pointing to the left, remarked: "I see that Sarah is eating peanuts. S'pose they have peanuts in this town?" "Well, yes but your mother cautioned me the last thing not to get any peanuts for you. The shucks are apt to get into your windpipe. The queen of Holland was choked to death in that way." Pretty soon a boy came along with some fruit, and the young woman felt obliged to say: "Them apples and pears look awful nice." "Yes, they do," replied the prudent lover, "but I promised your mother at the depot not to buy any fruit for you. Them apples look nice, and if you get the toothache started on you then the whole afternoon is busted." " The young man had just commenced to take comfort again, when she innocently remarked: "When I came up here last summer with Jim, he bought mor'n two pounds of candy." "Yes, and what was the result of it?" he demanded. "You fell down the cellar that very week, and didn't Jim have to light out last winter fer bustin' in the school house door?" She got down to the water, and with considerable sarcasm in her voice she inquired: "I can have a drink of water, can't I? Mother didn't say anything against that, did she?" "Well, no, not exactly," he slowly replied, but she gave me an appealing look as the cars moved off- same as to say that it ought to be kind o' warmish water, if any. You set here and I'll borrow a dipper somewhere." She "sot" and it was all of an hour and a half before he succeeded in getting his arm around her again.
Scarlet Fever and Diptheria Still Raging- Sad Work of the Reaper, Death
The weather is very cold, the mercury ranging from 14 to 23 below zero.
The scarlet fever and diptheria are still raging to an alarming extent. Charles Whiting has two children very sick with scarlet fever and his wife is also very sick with diptheria. A little son of John Harvey is not expected to live; it has both scarlet and diptheria. There is scarcely a family in this village but is more or less afflicted- hardly enough well ones to care for the sick.
Died, December 31st, of pneumonia and scarlet fever, Homer DOUD , a grandson of Silas Davey, aged 18 years. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church in this place, on Sunday at 11 o'clock, Elder Morris officiating.
Mr. Lewis JAQUISH of Frost Settlement, son of Charles Jaquish, died on Friday morning, December 31st, of consumption.
G. D. Maine received a telegram on the 30th, informing him of the death of his sister, Mrs. Celia Rose of Detroit, Michigan.
The Haight brothers, of this place were summoned to attend the funeral service of their mother on New Year's Day. She resided near Towanda.
The Angel of Death appears to be busily engaged this winter, never tiring in his labors, but constantly gathering in the golden sheaves. So it is in the midst of life we are in death. Lines, by request, on the death of little Nellie Hansom, who died recently at Mansfield, of scarlet fever, aged 4 years, 7 months and 14 days.
April showers of snow.
Mr. John Harvey and Mrs. Ella Leiby, of Bolivar, N.Y., are visiting friends in this place.
Elder A. D. Finch will remain in Orlando Ramsey's house, having rented it for the present year.
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Rumsey, of this place are visiting their brother-in-law, Mr. C. E. Lovell, at Belmont, N.Y.
Mrs. E. R. Maine is very sick. She has been hovering as it were between life and death for some time. At present she is thought to be improving.
Mr. Joseph Simpson has sold his house and lot in this place to H. J. Ripley.
Mr. Philander Ripley, who is interested in the Creamery, will occupy the house for the present.
H. E. Bartlett has sold his store and contents to L. R. Austin, formerly of the ___?___ of Parkhurst & Austin, who will be pleased to see all of his old customers, and as many new ones as will give him a call.
Mr. L. D. Seeley, who was stricken with paralysis a short time ago, died at about nine o'clock Monday morning. Funeral services at the M. E. Church Wednesday at two o'clock p.m.
A picture gallery in town. Messrs. Landon & Brown, of Austinville, have located their gallery in Mainesburg, where they are prepared to do first class work. They will remain only a short time, so those desiring anything in the way of pictures, will do well to give them an early call. Their work highly recommends itself.
The Patrons of Temperance will entertain the good people of Mainesburg and vicinity with an Easter party on Friday evening the 14th. A good supper and lots of it is what they propose to dish up.
Our lodge is in a prosperous condition. Thirteen candidates proposed at our last meeting and still they come, and yet there is room.
LEIBY- At Mainesburg, May 13, 1888, to Mrs. John Leiby, a daughter DEWEY- At Blossburg, May 12, 1888, to Mrs. Raymond Dewey, a daughter CONNELLY- In Mainesburg, May 4th, to Mrs. Ben Connelly, a son
Miss Addie Dewey, of Fall Brook, is visiting friends and relatives in Mainesburg.
Our Creamery is all completed and their team took the road Monday, collecting the cream.
Dewitt & Ripley are doing an extensive business in their store. They intend building on a large store-house shortly.
The Easter party for the benefit of the Patrons of Temperance was a success, realizing over twenty dollars above expenses.
The photograph gallery is doing a good business and giving good satisfaction.
The installation of officers of the I. O. of O. F. in this place, will take place next Saturday evening. D. D. G. M. Losey will be present.
Married at the M. E. Parsonage by Elder Morris, on Saturday evening, the 15th. Mr. Wesley Wood and Miss Cora Welch, both of Sullivan. No cards.
Died at Fall Brook a son of Frank A. Dewey, on Wednesday last of diptheria. His remains were brought to the State road for interment on Thursday. He was about 12 years old.
Mr. Charles Leiby who has been visiting friends in this place, returned Monday to Bolivar. His wife, a daughter of L. M. Doud, will remain here for some time visiting her friends.
Haight Bros., undertakers and wagon makers, are doing a good business. They have always on hand a good stock of caskets, coffins, &c., also wagons and buggies of all descriptions. All kinds of work in their line done with neatness and despatch.
Elder E. E. Morris delivered a very able temperance lecture in the Christian Church last Sunday evening. It was well attended and well worth listening to. Elder Finch will deliver a lecture on the same subject at the M. E. Church, two weeks from last Sunday evening.
At Cherry Flats, the other night, a Prohibition orator proclaimed the Democratic party to be steeped in liquor from the crown of its head to the sole of his feet and that the Republican party was carrying a Sunday school on one shoulder and e grog shop on the other.
Mr. John Riley, of Troy, is visiting his parents in this place.
Miss Essie Riley, is visiting relatives in Westfield. Mr. Edwin Rumsey, has moved his family to Wellsboro
. Howard Maine, is in quite poor health.
Mr. C. M. Doud, of whose illness mention has frequently been made, died on Tuesday, July 3d. He was a member in good standing, of Mainesburg Lodge I. O.of O. F. consequently was cared for by the lodge durmng his illness. He also held a two thousand dollar policy in a life insurance company in New York. The funeral was held at the Baptist church on the state road, on Thursday, July 5th. Elder J. O. Cutts officiating. The family have the sympathy of the community in their sad affliction.
One of our young bloods broke into the cooler at Mansfield on the 4th, and did not get out until the 5th. He does not give a very flattering account of the hospitalities of that summer resort. He says when he goes there again to celebrate the ever glorious 4th, he shall take a pocket mattress with him, as their beds appear to be made of plank or some other adamantine substance. He said he dreamed while there, that he was traveling west on the Pacific R. R. and was passing through a deep canyon, and he thought he jumped from the window and was going down, down, down at a fearful rate of speed, and just as he was about to be crushed to atoms at the bottom, he awoke, to find himself in the grasp of two monstrous bedbugs, one by the neck and the other by the seat of his pants, he thought the sensation was rather pleasant than otherwise.
Another wonderful discovery, nearly equal to the famous bug poison.. There are several families here besides paper hangers and druggists, that can testify to the remarkable qualities of the new kind of brine for keeping mackerel fresh and sweet. BROTHER MULKITTLE
Cold weather and frosty nights are in order.
Mr. F. L. Landon, our new landlord, has opened the hotel here, and is prepared to entertain all who will give him a call.
Elder A. D. Finch is attending the Pennsylvania Christian Conference and yearly meeting in Canton. The quarterly meeting commences here on Friday evening, the 20th; also the same evening a donation and farewell visiting party at the hotel for the benefit of Elder Finch, who it is expected will start for Nebraska the 2d of October.
The String Bean Club, at its last regular meeting ever in Packer Brush elected several new members and did considerable business in the regular order. The committee on agriculture reported that the wanton and unnecessary destruction of the sugar maple, by converting it into lumber and fire-wood, and by tapping the trees out of season was (--) disastrous results to the sugar --interests; and recommended that measures be taken to prohibit such destruction. The committee on foreign and domestic relations report that in the first mentioned our relations are all right , e----ally with Africa. In the latter case, ---- are not so friendly, and broomsticks and kettles of hot water, set conveniently near, and hair pulling is liable to commence at any time. The committee on elopements report no new developments, the highest price yet offered us as an inducement being f--- dollars. In case there is higher bidding, each member shall have timely notice. The committee on marriage and divorce report, first, that it is best not to marry but once at a time; but if any member shall marry twice to once, they would recommend immediate flight to Salt Lake City. There being no further business that would sour before another meeting, the president ordered the trap to be set and baited with mutton chop. The band struck up "home Sweet Home," and the meeting resolved itself out of doors. CAPSICUM. \
SANFORD GAYLORD A Railroad Engineer who Traveled a Distance Equal to More than Thirty-three Times Around the Earth. The late "Sant" Gaylord must have traveled miles enough on the Tioga railroad to belt the earth more than thirty-three times. Calling the distance one way 45 miles, a day's run would be 90 miles. This multiplied by 313, the number of working days in a year, would equal 28,170 miles; multiplied by 30, number of years of service, is 845,100 miles -- a great distance; almost too great for comprehension, and we doubt if the engineer ever lived who ran so far with so few accidents to life and limb, or so little loss of property. But one of the best railroad engineers in the United States has made his last trip. No more will he sound the shrill whistle against the hill back of Shaw's for the Mansfield station. No more at thirty miles an hour -- transferred to the lightning line he has reached the great depot, where we shall all one day alight when our journey's over. Good bye, old friend, I little though (nor you) that at the spot where you so often greeted me from the window of your cab, and I have waved to you a bon voyage -- where you so often have snatched from my hand the mellow apple or pear as I held it up for you -- would end your last run! But so it proved; and, following the long line of hundreds up over the hill to your last resting place, I thought of the hold you had on the esteem, the respect and affections of the people whom you have carried so many miles in safety. And there, under the moaning pines, I looked in your familiar face and saw a smile, I trust of victory. Good-bye, old friend! S.
MAINESBURG. April, 13, 1886.
The skunk season has again arrived, and the pedestrian stranger can now find their way to the State Road without referring to the directory.
Stephen Peters and wife visited friends at Wellsboro last week.
Miss Logue, of Williamsport, is visiting at Dr. Musgrove's this week. M--s
. Eugene Montgomery, of Sullivan, is very low with typhoid fever, Hamlin S. is reported a little better.
B. Parkhurst has sold a fine pair of colts to a Mr. Ingallw. Consideration $400.
Mr. Wesley J. Keeney, a former resident of Tioga, visited friends at State Road and vicinity last week. He left on the early train Monday for the west. He contemplates making his future home in Missouri.
L. M. Doud and ----(intentionally blank) were the guests of mine host on Sunday last. Eustine Packard, of Troy, was in town on Monday. SHORTY. April, 13, 1886.
REYNOLDS--LUCAS. -- In Covington, PA., March 17, 1887, by Rev. Harry Lambkin, Mr. Frank T. Reynolds and Minnie C. Lucas of Sullivan, Tioga Co., Pa.
DOINGS AT MAINESBURG.
What a Correspondent Sees and Hears in this Thriving Town.
We are to have a new postmaster soon, James Cudworth, sr., is the man.
Miss Emma Tinkham has gone to Roaring Branch to spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. Avery.
Mrs. Fosbinder is visiting at Liberty Corners this week, and will attend the Sunday school convention at Towanda next week.
A. T. Smith and wife will leave here about the first week in June, and spend the summer on an extended tour of the western states.
The frost on Sunday night did some damage to potatoes and vines. The fruit seems to have escaped, and promises to be abundant.
George Crawford is at Harrisburg this week, attending the Grand Lodge of /I. O. of O. F., as a representative of Mainesburg Lodge, no. 754.
The citizens of this place, are making considerable effort to improve the looks of the cemetery in expectation of public services on Decoration Day.
Fred Haight was home from the Normal on Sunday, also Emory Austin and Hammy Stauffer, from Bradford county, where they are working this season.
The parade regalia, ordered by the Odd Fellows, of this place, came yesterday, consisting of caps, collars and gloves. The committee reported them as first-class in every respect.
Elder Fosbinder attended the funeral services of Elder Hatmaker, at Troy, Monday afternoon. Elder Hatmaker was taken sick while attending the district meeting in this place, about two weeks ago.
The farmers in this section are improving the fine weather by putting in much larger spring crops than usual.
C. D. Holcomb, on J. B. Clark's farm, has sown about 175 bushels of oats and some spring wheat, will plant thirteen acres of corn and sow about sixty acres of buckwheat.
H. F. Dewey and G. E. Doud are putting in very extensive spring crops on the land of E. R. Maine and Artemus Rumsey. SANKEY.
Mr. H. F. Dewey is moving into the hotel, the fivst load of goods arrived yesterday.
Mr. A. M. Haight and wife are visiting friends at Burlington and Towanda they expect to prolong their visit several weeks.
The Ladies Aid Society will meet at Elder Brown's on Thursday afternoon and evening all are cordially invited to attend.
The S. S. Rumsey house is under-going repairs, it is to be used as a parsonage and occupied by Elder C. Brown, who is engaged by the Disciples of Christ to preach for them.
Mr. James Cudworth, Jr. has moved to this place, will occupy part of the house with James Cudworth Sr. and will go into the dry goods business as a partner with John Dewitt & Co.
Mr. R. L. Shelton, wife and two children who at present reside in Athens, but formerly were residents of Mainesburg, are all very sick from the effects of poison taken either by eating smoked ham, or baker's bread. Some of both have been sent to a chemist to be analyzed.
M~. Watson Rose is a happy man now, it is a boy, and it is a big boy, and a good boy, and just as nice and sweet a little rose as ever blossomed in June if it is a November or winter rose. We wonder is a rose would be just as sweet by any other name, Watson thinks not.
Mr. Hubert Bartlett will start for the black forest on a hunting expedition in a short time, he will be accompanied by two famous and experienced hunters from Elmira, they will remain until the close of the hunting season. They expect rare sport, and a jolly good time, and they are just the boys to enjoy a good thing.
I. N. Whiting has in his possession the smallest donkey in Tioga county.
Blanche has a little donkey, Her pet she brought to school, He leaped upon the platform, Which was against the rule.
The teacher ran, the scholars screamed, And a heap of fun we saw, When donkey, with a shake of his head, said, "I'll make my law."
Louie Fuller, a lad of ten, said, "I will ride him back to his den." And away he rode so full of glee, 'Mid the shouts and cheers of the ones that were free.
But this donkey, though wise and small, Would not be imposed upon, not al all, And so with a bound He threw Louie to the ground.
And away he ran to his master. No more with ... (remainder illegible)
Mr. E. R. Maine, was married recently to Miss Clara Cochran, of Muncy.
C. H. Dewitt and Frank Parkhurst have gone to Sullivan county on a hunting expedition. The hunters who have just returned from Pine Creek, claim that their party captured eight deer
. Mr. George Morris, alias R. H. Brown, of Horseheads, N. Y. , is visiting relatives in this place, more particularly relatives.
Miss Cynthia Smith, of Delmar, died of cancer last Friday. The remains were brought here for burial on Sunday. She was a daughter of the late AlpheusPeters of this place.
Mr. O. C. Hilfiger desires to express his sincere thanks to the many friend who so kindly assisted him pecuniary in the loss he sustained by having his house and goods destroyed by fire, and especially the Mainesburg Lodge, No. 754, I. O. O. F.
There is a protracted meeting in progress at the Church of Christ, conducted by Elder Brown, pastor, and Elder Cutts of Covington. Several other ministers are expected to be present the coming week. The meetings have been very interesting, and we are happy to say, have resulted in some good. Thus far there have been two confessions, one baptism and one addition to the church. The meetings will continue indefinitely.
MAINESBURG. April 27, 1886.,
Wilson Webster has sold his farm to Morgan Rose, and expects soon to start with his family for California.
Mrs. Lovell, who was stricken with paralysis last week, is rapidly recovering. Her case is a peculiar one.
Mrs. Warren Rose, of the State road, is very sick.
I. S. Woodburn is seriously ill with typhoid fever.
The entertainment at the State Road Baptist Church last week was a pronounced success.
C. C. Whiting's house, on California street, is undergoing expensive repairs.
The following members of the Mainesburg Lodge, I. O. O. F., No. 754, attended the anniversary meeting and took part in the exercises at Wellsboro on Monday: G. R. Crawford, H. F. Dewey, C. M. Shaw (and wife), L. M. Doud, George Stauffer, William Connelly, A. M. Haight, Esq., A. T. Smith (and wife). Several persons not members of the order also attended from the vicinity. All report a good time.
George Jones has sold his house to Nicholas Watkins. April 27, 1886.
"Hoe Your Own Row." I think there are some maxims Under the sun. Scarce worth preservation; But here, boys, is one So sound and so simple, 'Tis worth while to know; And all in the single line, Hoe your own row!
If you want to have riches, And want to have friends, Don't trample the means down, And look for the ends; But always remember Wherever you go, The wisdom of practicing, Hoe your own row!
Don't just sit and pray, For increase of your store, But work: who will help himself, Heaven helps more. The weeds while your sleeping Will come up and grow, But if you would have the Full ear you must hoe!
Nor will it do only To hoe out the weeds, You must make your ground mellow, And put in the seed; And when the young blade Pushes through, you must know There is no -----$will strengthen Its growth like the hoe!
There's no use of saying What will be, will be; Once try it, my lacksbrain, And see what you'll see! Why, just small potatoes, And few in a row; You'd better take hold them, And honestly hoe.
A good many workers I've known in my time-- Some builders of houses,
Some builders of rhyme: And they that were prospered Were prospered, I
know, By the Patent and meaning of Hoe your own row.
I've know, too, a good many Idlers, who said, "I've a right to my living: The world owes me bread." A right lazy lubber! A thousand times no! 'Tms his, and his only, Who hoes his own row. ALICE
The quarterly meeting of the Churches of Christ in Tioga county at Canoe Camp, last week, was very largely attended and the speaking admirable. The session opened Friday evening at 8 o'clock with preaching by Elder M. B. Ryan, of Williamsport, who preached also twice on Saturday and twice Sunday. Social meetings on Saturday and Sunday were led by A. Ford, George Stauffer end R. M. Culver. Discussion of the subject, "The duties of the Pastor to the members of the Church," on Saturday afternoon, was led by S. H. Bartlett, of Covington, who expects to enter Hiram College this fall to prepare for the ministry. During the session three persons confesses a change of heart and one was recieved into full membership by baptism. The yearly meeting of the Churches of Christ in Tioga and Bradford counties will be held at Covington the latter part of October or early in November. The church at Canoe Camp now has ninety members in good stand- (remainder illegible)
MAINESBURG. Aug. 5, 1888.
Mrs. Eugene Montgomery is very sick. Arthur Bixby is reported no better. He seems to be failing
. Miss Blanche Dewitt closes her school on Robbins Hill tomorrow.
Married at Big Flats, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1888, Mr. Charles Taylor and Miss Kate Storms.
Mrs. Doyen and daughters, Anna and Agnes, have returned to their home in this place after an absence of several years at Mansfield.
Elder H. B. Sherman, State Evangelist of Pennsylvania, will preach in the Christian church in this place on Friday evening, Aug. 10th.
We believe we know of one young man at least who is in favor of the tariff reduction, especially on glass, as the breaking of one 8x10 pane cost him about $7.
Elder Moxcey, of Roseville, spoke in the interest of the Fresh Air children in the M. E. Church last evening. Some of the people in this place will take some of them; we do not know how many.
S. H. Bartlett, of Covington, will preach in the Christian church next Sunday at 12 o'clock, also in the evening. This will be his last sermon here as he leaves in a few days to attend college at Hiram, Ohio.
The honey bees in this place seem to have taken a strange freak -- that of using the sides of buildings as hives. Swarms have been discovered in the houses of A. J. Smith, Frank Elliot, Rev. Adams and the Odd Fellows' hall, and the blacksmith shop of L.B. Lucas.
Nellie Comfort celebrated her eighth birthday last Saturday by inviting a party of her playmates to spend the afternoon and take supper with her. Eleven responded to the invitation, each one bringing a token of remembrance. Those present were Jenny and Celia Leiby, Maggie Whiting, Celia Dewey, Mabel Robbins, Edith Murdough, Lettie and Georgia Austin, Florence and Daisy Maynard and Tiny Hilfiger. They enjoyed themselves as only children can, and will long remember the day. Aug. 5, 1888.
Mainesburg Items. April 30, 1883.
The many friends and relatives of Mr. O. Doud will be pleased to learn that he is slowly recovering, and it is now beyond a doubt that he will recover.
Doctor I. N. Wright is remodeling the R. H. Doud store, having raised it another story and roofed it. He intends putting in a glass front and otherwise improving it. He will occupy it as a drug and Yankee notion store, also all kinds of fancy goods. He will be pleased to receive a liberal patronage in the future and is thankful for past patronage.
The Rose Brothers are erecting a large store on the old J. M. Clark corner -- one of the best locations in the village.
One week ago this morning there were several other building in the village and vicinity raised, and one man came near being interred in a living tomb, or in other words, being interred alive. A very narrow escape, verily. Some miscreants have torn up the rail road track over at Chandlersburg, somewhere near the old half bushel and peck measure establishment, and sold the iron to a tin ware pedlar. They also carried off some of the iron from the half bushel factory. Call the roll, Tim, and give them dismissal certificates (This continual reference to the railroad at Chandlersburg is some joke the humor of which has dissappeared in time.There never was a railroad throught Chandlersburg (Elk Run) JMT)
. Mr. C. M. Doud, who has been to Dresden being treated for cancer by L. Veazie, is at home at present. He is in very critical condition. April 30, 1883.
MAINESBURG. April 20, 1888. On Saturday last Mrs. Oliver Lovell, of this boro, was prostrated by paralysis, and is not expected to live.
Miss Elener Rew, of the State Road, left this place last week for Illinois to visit her uncle, Justice Rew.
George Fletcher has purchased a house and let at Sylvania.
Mrs. A. M. Haight was called last Saturday to Springfield, to attend the sickbed of her mother.
Who was it that washed his buggy on Sunday? You ought to have known you would have taken cold.
What is the matter with our boys who went to Dakota for five years to return in three weeks? Where is Bart?
Farmers are very busy sowing oats.
The firm of Rose & Rose of this boro, have started their new wagon and now we do not have it to go to the store for groceries. To-night ... (remainder illegible
Improvements are being added to our little village. Potatoew still continue to rot, there being about half a crop
. Dr. I. N. Wright is putting a stone landing in front$of his neat drug store.
Mr. Lloyd Squire's new house begins to put on beautiful proportions and will be an ornament to our village.
A great wail of woe is going out from all of the farmers, and they refuse to be comforted, for buckwheat is not and corn is not much.
We just heard that Joshua Welch is dead. He has been a long sufferer, another good citizen has left us, he was a kind parent, and will be much missed by many friends.
The cold wave that struck us on last Sunday night, did, according to good estimates $100,000 damage, in Sullivan township alone. We had calculated on cheap and plenty B. W. Pancakes and now we shall have to go back to the old staff of life, plain bread.
A report has been in circulation that a man east of Mainesburg left his team without hitching in front of his house, while he went in to change his clothes and that the team became restless and started to run off and he hearing them started to run after in a nude state, and that his wife rushed after him with his clothes and so forth. I am informed that the report is incorrect there is no truth in it. He was not naked. He had his stockings on. If any such report comes to you for print you should not publish it.
CHARADES. Lazily sailing, with indolent wing, But a vigilant watch from his glittering eye -- Suddenly -- down where the young corn-blades spring- Swoopeth my first from the shadowless sky!
Earliest welcome to earliest dawn, Clearly and shrill, with wakening note, Chanticleer -- cleaving the ether of morn -- Trilleth my first from his tremendous throat!
Lying in wait in a mantle of mist, Out where the harbor drinks from the sea's lips, Under the foam the last breaker has kissed, Lurketh my second to grapple the ships!
Hardened and penitent, craven or strong -- With eyes of defiance, or terror, or gloom -- Spoiler, or slayer, or worker of wrong Waiteth, before my dread second, his doom!
Into the sands of the tropical stream, Into the rocks of the region of snows, Man, in his thirst for the metals that gleam, Plungeth my whole with lust's feverish blows!
The following correspondence was recieved too late for last week:
Mrs. Caleb DeWitt is visiting her son in Troy.
Miss Emma Tinkham is home this week.
Mrs. A. M. Avery returned to her home at Nesbit, Lycoming county, last week.
Elmer Schermerhorn has returned to this county to reside after living several years in Kansas.
J. B. Dewey is visiting his granddaughter, Mrs. G. E. Stauffer.
M. F. Rose is sick, apparently with an attack of fever.
Charles Seeley is laid up with catarrhal pneumonia.
An effort is being made by the Christian Church to hire Elder McGennis for another year, the time for which he was engaged having nearly expired.
March 2d is the time decided on by the Mainesburg and Sylvania Dramatic Clubs for their entertainment in this place, and at Sylvania March 9th. The Sylvania Club will act the drama entitled "Our Awful Aunt," and the Mainesburg Club "The Afflicted Family." Both plays will be given the same evening, both here and at Slvlania, and will be sure to draw a crowded house, as their entertainment have always been first class, and this certainly ought to be the case by joining both clubs.
Furman Lucas, of East Troy, was visiting friends here yesterday.
Pear and plum trees are in Blossom. It appears something like spring again
. The frost killed the early sweet corn and string beans.
Mr. H. W. King, of Sullivan, is visiting at G. E. Stauffers.
The Grangers have the frame of their hall up and are fast enclosing it. Mr. Charles Tinkham was home last week to attend the funeral of his father
. Mrs. W. M. Avery spent Saturday at Mansfield with her sister Mrs. W. A. Hall.
Mrs. Philip Ripley, of Richmond, is very sick. Dr. G. H. Maine is attending her.
Mr. James Cudworth is laid up with a very bad hand; the effect of handling barbed wire.
Any one wishing "Samantha at Saratoga" by "Joshua Allen's wife;" can order it of Mrs. A. M. Stauffer who has this agency for Sullivan township.
Died. -- At his home in Mainesburg, May 16th, 1888, Mr. Randall Tinkham, aged 76 years. The funeral services were held at the M. E> church, at two o'clock on Friday, Rev. H. King officiating. Mr. Tinkham had been sick all winter, suffermng great pain most of the time. No one could regret his release, although his loss will be felt and he will be missed by a great many, besides his own family, as he was esteemed$and respected by all.
CROOKED CREEK AFFAIRS.
. Quite a number from this place attended the Bath fair.
Dr. J. L. Beers witnessed the boat races in New York last week.
Indignation still reigns in this community over the Holiday baby affair. George Holiday removed his goods from Hills Creek to this place Saturday night. We have been unable to learn why he chose darkness rather than light. We learn from good authority that some of our law abiding citizens will help Mrs. Genia Holiday to money to carry on a suit against her brutal husband.
MAINESBURG. June 11, 1888.
Morgan Rose, of Sullivan, is very sick with rheumatic fever.
Mrs. L. M. Doud, of Elmira, is calling on friends in the vicinity.
Mrs. Will Dewitt and family visited Miss Blanche Dewitt over Sunday.
Robert Shelton and Reeve Dewey, of this place, are laid up with rheumatism.
Walter Calkins is going to Butte City, Mon., to clerk for his brother Ben.
Mrs. Randall Tinkham is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Hall, of Mansfield.
Willard Dewey, of Sullivan, has bought the George Welch farm near the Union church.
There will be preaching in the Christian church next Sunday at 2 o'clock by S, H. Bartlett, of Covington.
The funeral services of Mrs. Amos Robbins were held at the State Road Baptist Church last Saturday.
A number of the relatives of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Doud gathered at their home last Thursday to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of their marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Doud were the recipients of a number of beautiful and useful presents.
One of the saddest accidents ever known in this place happened near here last Friday, about half-past one o'clock, to Milo Struble, while working on the road. Mr. Struble and Charles Manly were riding the roller, when the seat came off, and threw them both off. Mr. Manly escaped without injury, but Mr. Struble fell with his right limb between the sections of the roller and the horse ran several rods, grinding and tearing his limb so terribly that amputation became necessary. The operation was performed this afternoon by Dr. Squires, of Elmira, assisted by Drs. Maine, of this place, and Moody, of Mansfield. Mr. Struble stood the operation well, and it is hoped he may recover. June 11, 1888.
--Home talent will produce the drama "Our Folks" an Parkhurst's Hall, Mainesburg, on Friday evening, April 20th. The play is a good one and from the cast of characters it may be safely said that it will be rendered in a first class manner. The prices of admission is small, fifteen and twenty-five cents. Ramsdell's orchestra will furnish the music. A crowded house is assured.
MAINESBURG. April 2, 1888.
The Easter supper was well attended. The roads are getting passable again in this vicinity. Candidates are numerous, especially last week -- four for Sheriff and one for representative
. A barn belonging to John Hall near Roseville was burned to the ground together with its contents, hay and grain, a cow or two, etc. Well insured.
The "Jubilee Troop" are coming but not for the "Band Boys" who engaged them. They were "gobbled" up before they reached the first crossing in this town.
. Albert Jerolaman is quite sick at W. Smith's.
Miss Lora Tinkham is visiting her brother Randal Tinkham.
Mrs. W. Allie Hall, of Mansfield, is visiting her parents in this place.
C. L. Maine returned today, having finished his term of school at Nelson.
Mrs. F. L. Landon and Mrs. L. R. Austin will leave here on Wednesday for Crawford county.
Member of the Mainesburg Lodge, No. 754, I. O. O. F. , please take notice that D. D. Geo. T. Losey will install the officers of the above named lodge on Friday night, April 6th. A full attendance is desired.
Died at his home in Sullivan, March 31, 1888, of hemorrhage of the bowels, Mr. Volney Welch. The funeral services were held at the State Road Baptist church today at 2 o'clock.
Messrs. N. E. Calkins, A. M. Haight, Wm. Doud, Ingram Maynard, C. C. Whiting, P. P. Smith, L. R. Austin, L. E. Austin, Allie Austin, A. J. Smith and Wm. Smith are all at Wellsboro testing the legality of trapping in Canadian territory.
The Mainesburg Band are making preparations for a musical entertainment in a week or two. We have no doubt it will be well worth hearing, as they have plenty of musical talent among them.
We wish to correct a notice sent to the ADVERTISER, and which has appeared in at least two issues of that paper, stating that the Centennial Jubilee Singers would unite with the Mainesburg Band and give a concert about the 1st of April. We supposed when the notice was sent that it was a settled fact, but when the manager of the minstrel troupe came here a few days ago to complete the arrangement he failed to find the manager for the band but instead found some of the trustees of the M. E. church and they made arrangements with him to give the concert in the church and divide the proceeds with them. So under this arrangement the band will have no interest in the concert, but are left out in the cold." April 2, 1888
Mr. B. Parkhurst has seven fine, valuable sheep killed by dogs one night last week.
Our vicinity is shaken from center to circumference by a neighborhood scandal but we beg leave to be excused from reporting it at present.
The revival at the M. E. Church at this place, is becoming quite interesting and is meeting with some success. Let the good work continue.
Died, in Sullivan on Sunday, Jan. 11th Mrs. Jones, wife of Edward Jones, and daughter of Mr. Galusha York, the funeral took place on Tuesday at Chandlersburg.
Elder Calhoun, pastor of the Church of Christ, has gone to Lock Haven to visit his parents who reside there, and also to celebrate his twenty-second birthday, which occurs to-day, the 13th.
There will be a public dance at the house of Edwin Dewey, on the State road on the 30th, for the benefit of Willard Dewey who is an invalid, and has been in very poor health for several years. For those who enjoy tripping the light fantastic toe, the will be a rare opportunity as there will be good music, a good ball room, and Mr. Dewey understands playing host to perfection. Come all and have a good time.
Some time since we noticed mn a paper some curious things in regard to the figure 9, different fromanay other of the numericals, it was said it was impossible to change it in any shape with other figures so as to make it loose itself. You can multiply it by an odd and then an even figure indefinitely, and you can't get a number but what 9 can be divided into it without a remainder. It seems that the same thing has been noticed at other towns. Some parties at Wellsboro got it into their heads that 9 could be changed into a 5, so after figuring on it some three weeks, they finally sent over here to get one of our neighbors, Charley Soper, to help them solve the thing. Now we never knew that Charley was extra proficient in figures, we knew he was middling good in addition and fractions and had done some in extracting the root, but we never thought he would be selected from so far to settle a difficult problem, and Charley himself was a little modest, and did not want to go, but they sent an officer and made him go, so he went there on Wednesday, but come to get over there and hear the problem stated, that the figure 9 could be changed into a 5, why gentlemen, he says, the thing is impossible, and they could not agree at all, and he was permitted to come home by agreeing to go over to Wellsboro next court and leaving it to....e
Wellsboro Agitator, 27 February 1883
The Register says a Rutland man named Rolason had a rough time with a colt near Blossburg one day last week. He had bought the colt in Union township, and was leading it home behind his buggy, and when near the railroad a train came along and frightened the colt, which jumped upon the buggy, breaking off the dashboard and the back of the seat and getting tangled up in one of the wheels. In its struggles the animal finally smashed the wheel and tipped the buggy over on top of the driver in the mud. In the fracas the colt received a bad cut on one leg; but Mr. Rolason was not particularly hurt.
Wellsboro Agitator, 27 February 1883
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Vedder, of Roseville, recently celebrated their golden wedding, a large number of friends being in attendance. Before the guests had all left the house the sad news of the death of Mr. Vedder's eldest son was received. The next day the lifeless body of the young man was brought home.