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Sullivan Township 1880s News Columns

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Mr. Charles Rumsey had the misfortune to lose a valuable horse last week. Cause, eating too many green oats.
Elder McGennes, who had been visiting friends in Canadais expected to return this week,and will fill his appointment next Lord's day.
Elder Adams, of the Baptist church on the State Road, occupies the house vacated by A.M. Haight. He purchased a very fine horse of Philemon Dowd,jr.
Mr. Joseph Riley, the gentlemanly clerk who has been in the employ of DeWitt & Cudworth for over a year, has accepted a like situation in the store of W.P. & M.F. Rose, commencing this morning.
A short time ago the knights of Bacchus held a reunion at Jonesboro, and they made things lively in the extreme. Our quiet little village was represented by one delegate, at least. He was neither a doctor nor a preacher, yet he works at the heeling art and sometimes for the good of men's soles. Thornbottom, a suburb of Bungy, was represented, also Rumsey hill and Athens, though the delegates from the last two places were called away at an early hour by the sudden and unexpected appearance of their better-halves. Sullivan also had one delegate who acted as chorister and helped wile away the long hours of the night with the choicest of vocal music. But all good things come to a close, and so did this re-union. Oh! how sad was the end - for the chorister at least. As the morning dawned they all repaired to the cooling shade of the willows along Cory creek to be lulled to sleep by the murmering of the water. The chorister was the first to succumb to the drowsy god, and behold while he slept, an enemy
DEWEY - TOMLINSON- At North Elmira, Dec. 23, 1685 by the Rev. Shaw, Mr. O.E. Dewey, of Mansfield,Pa. and Miss Maude Tomlinson, of North Elmira. The marriage festival was celebrated at the residence of Mr. F.G. Tomlinson by the presence of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Dewey, of Canoe Camp, the groom's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. S. Kelley, of Mansfield, and a large company of the bride's friends. The presents were many and valuable. Infare at the groom's home on Christmas Day. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey have taken rooms in town, and will board for the present.
Not much news, but a considerable amount of sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Harkness are going to housekeeping soon.
Mrs. W.M. Avery has returned to her home in Lycoming county.
The Odd Fellows of No. 754, will please report on Saturday evening.
Miss Ella Whiting has been very sick the past week, but is improving at present.
Mr. Stern C. Ashley has rented part of the Jasper Smith farm and will move there soon.
The Grangers are making preparations for building a hall in this place immediately.
Of the children, Walter Bartlett, Alva Adams and Maggie Whiting are on the sick list.
Mrs. E.R. Maine, Mrs. Will Doud, Mrs. G.D. Maine, and Miss Minnie Rumsey, are on the sick list.
Manly Smith and son, and Mrs. Wm. Doud attended the funeral of Mrs. Lucien Doud at Canoe Camp on Sunday.
Elder Charles McGennes preached in LeRoy, Bradford county, on Sunday the 14th. It is expected that he will engage there for the coming year.
Isaac Woodburn is still confined to the house with a broken foot, caused by timber fall on it while at work in Robbins Hollow about two weeks ago.
Prof. Hager , of Sylvania, will be here on Thursday night to organize a singing class and make arrangements for a grand concert to be held some time in May.
Eld. McGennes visited friends at Arnot last week.
Miss Anna Fish, of Wellsboro, is visiting at H.J. Ripley's.
Mrs. Will. Avery is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. Tinkham.
Mr. Roland Shelton, of Athens, visited his parents in this place over Sunday.
Mr. M.S. Blair and family, of Covington, are visiting friends in this vicinity.
Dr. Musgrove will leave here in a short time and locate at Austinville, Bradford Co.
Albert Rumsay has bought a farm at Leona, Bradford Co.,and is moving on it. Consideration $7000.
Miss Mattie Simmonds, Arthur Hammond and Elmer Smith, of Hammond, visited at F.E.Horton's on Sunday.
Mainesburg Cornet Band will have a crazy supper at the hall on Friday evening, May 27th. A cordial invitation is extended to everybody. The band has recently had an addition 
Mr. T.O. Doud is quite sick.
The String Bean Club is about to reorganize and elect officers.
Mr. Riley Culver, of Charleston, is teaching singing school in the Disciple church.
Mr. William Jackson got his hand and arm badly hurt Monday by the premature explosion of four pounds of powder at the flagging quarry. It was a narrow escape from death.
Elder Hurlbert, the present pastor of the Church of Christ at this place, is visiting his family in New Albany. He will remain there a week or ten days.
As I had my hay all pressed and my goods all marked to correspond with the recent rise in prices, and the sugar (?), and the syrup watered, and having nothing else to attend to, I went over to see Tim; the president of the Chandlersburg Railroad and had a good time. He intends making some important changes this spring. The name of the rail will thereafter be the Polar Star & Equatorial Railroad. The mail line is to follow Elk Run Hollow to Mill Creek, with a branch road or duplex canal to connect with Pumpkin Hill; from both the mail line and the duplex canal it is intended to run small branches of narrow gauge roads to every farm house in the valley for the purpose of collecting the milk. This will be very convenient, as we suppose there will be huge tanks to hold the milk, for which at present there is no market, fitted with strainers and built on gondolas into which the milk can be poured without leaving the cow-yard. Swinging gang planks similar to those used on Mississippi river steamers will be attached
Mrs. C. Dewitt is decorating her residence with a new coat of paint.
Mrs. C.C. Harmans, of Binghamton, NY is visiting at Mr. A. Fords.
Dan Ford, of covington, was severely injured last week while rolling logs on E.G. Ramsey's lumber job.
We are anticipating another marriage notice for next week. The relatives of Ms. D. are already arriving from their different places of abode. The bride-groom cometh also.
Married at the M.E. parsonage in Mainesburg, Pa June 9, 1884 by the Rev. Geo. Frosbinder, Mr. Wm. M. Avery of Elton, Lycoming Co., and Miss Lydia Tinkham, of Mainesburg, Pa.
Died, near Mainesburg, May 23rd 1881, Mrs. Mary II Shelton, aged 23 years. Deceased was a daughter of Ira Scouten, and was loved and respected by all who knew her, Dear Mary,
Sweet be thy rest til God bid thee arise
To hail him in triumph, descending the skies
Mr. and Mrs. Avery returned o Saturday last from a visit of two weeks duration's among his relatives; also Charles Tinkham and his wife made their first visit since his marriage to his parents on Sunday. The family were all united; children and grand-children. Saturday night the boys made it quite lively for the newly married couple, until about the hour of midnight.
All quiet along Corey Creek. No more skirmishing along the line.
W.E. Dewey, who has been sick for several months, but has been convalescling, has had a relapse and is again confined to his bed.
Oliver Rumsey, of Sullivan, is dangerously sick with typhoid pneumonia. Dr. G.D. Maine is in attendance but with slight hopes of his recovery.
Married on Sunday evening, May 28th, at the house of he bride's father in Mainesburg, by Eld. A.D. Finch, Mr. Wright Crittenden and Miss Charlotte Doud. The will leave here sometime this week for Belmont, where Mr. Crittenden is engaged in business. We wish them better luck on their return than he had in getting there.
The shooting, spoken of by the Troy papers, done no damage except to frighten the druggist's clerk and knock a tooth out of the mouth of Corey creek. The second shot knocked a toe nail off the foot of Armena mountain, and a tail feather out of a wagon bolster, but never touched Daniel. Oh, no he was as safe as his namesake of old when in the lion's den.
Mr. Editor, a written excuse is necessary for my long silence. Well, just think I have been a little off since the election and you won't miss it far. But the real facts are I purposely awaited my return from Salt River before jotting anything.
The boats from Mainesburg and Bungy arrived at head quarters about 8 o'clock p.m. Nov. 21st. The first man I recognized was Deacon Program. He was sitting on a log contentedly fishing with hook and line. I inquired what he was fishing for, he said cod; the was some monstrous fine Georgia (?) and (?) cod in there, but the water was awful salty, but he said the catch would be large this fall. The next old acquaintance I saw was the Colonel, he was home sick and discouraged, the republicans would not take him in their mess and he could not find the St. John's colony. He said the Elder had gone up the North fork, one of the tributaries of Salt River known as the duplex canal to find the Smith delegation known to be St. John's men out and out true blue. I told him to go to a place called Patnos and there he would find St. John and Daniel in his den. The next man I recognized was the doctor, he had a terrible fierce eight day shot gun on his shoulder. He was looking for an owl that had stolen a Democratic banner fr
The (?) barns and sheds are nearly completed.
E.G. Rumsey is busy with a large crew of men on his lumber job.
N.E. Calkins has a wood machine on his job for cutting up stove wood.
Mr. Calvin Dewitt and John Phillips, two enterprising farmers of this vacinity are very busy preparing buckwheat ground.
Mr. Geo. Robbins is very busy now farming and blacksmithing and does some wood work in the way of wagon repairing.
Nasby and old (?) say the climate up at Harrison's (?) (?) to young poultry and (?) they have thrown up the agency.
Mr. C.J. Soper, of Sullivan, requests us to say that an agent for the "Agitator" named F.A. Thompson called at his house during his absence a few days ago and asked for (?) which was promptly served; when he filled out a receipt for the Agitator from April 21 to May 18, 1879. Mr. Soper says he never was a subscriber for the Agitator and does not like to be thus imposed upon, but if there are any more (?) agents of the Agitator that want feeding he will willingly minister to their wants, but does not want it applied on Agitator dues as that is not the way he pays for his paper.
Business of all kinds seems booming.
I am told that the Mainesburg stone quarry is doing a very large business this season.
The new firm of butchers, Ashley & Edgerton, is doing a fine business. Twice a week they run to Full Brook and Morris Run and the balance of the week they peddle meat about town.
I. R. Doud, late of the Blossburg Register fame, has moved into town, and is teaching school on Ramsey Hill. His wife is going to open a dress making shop here.
Real estate is changing hands lively. B. Parkurst has sold a farm to V. B. Reynolds; and Haight Bros. have sold their house and lot to Mr. Jas. Cudworth. And we hear of some real personal estate changing hands quite often.
There has been some little effort made to create a political excitement, but with indifferent success. Two limbs of the law came over from Wellsboro sometime ago, and talked long and loud, and tried to show the poor, blind yeomenry how badly the had been treated by the present administration, and how sadly things needed reforming and we have not heard of but one blind man who was made to see (as they did) and got reformed. But the masses did not see fit to kill the prodigalsbut to give time for the fatted calves to return, remembering that while the lamp of life holds ut to burn, the vilest sinner may return. (?) Major and Cameror cme back into the fold, where you so long have been sheltered while you have helped to fight our common enemy.
C.F. Parkhurst shot a very large crane sometime ago, which measured over six feet from tip to tip. It was a fine bird. Another is said to be around, skulking about, of the Sandy Hill variety and is on the snipe order. He has been seen around houses, peeking into windows on dark nights. It is claimed that Watch, that faithful old dog, which is very busy and cannot attend to everything, and which is absent a good part of the time lately, has employed said crane to keep an eye out for that carnivores beast which is getting somewhat domesticated.
This is an age of progress and reform. We must not and don't want to stand still, but to go ahead, is the word; and that is what the Democrats promise, so give up a change. These sleepy, old Republicans have had their day. They have out-lived their usefulness. About all they have done is to make 100 cents a dollar and pay a good share of the national debt and get the wheels of government greased up so we, Democrats can run it smoothly. We don't want 100 cents a dollar. We want cheap money. Make it 75 or even 50 cents; then when a man has made 100c, has he not got $2.00. Then, again, is it not good for a man to pay his debts too fast; it does him good to be in debt. Go slow on finances, then might come a time when he would have to repudate, then if he is well in debt, if it amounts to something, but there is something more than politics that needs reinforming in Mainesburg and that is the glass window business, which, if it continues for the next two years as it has for the last six months, we shall be nearly
The man who lost that patent Indian rubber irriator, which he bought to send to his cousin can have it by calling upon the captain of the String Bean Club.
Another Midnight Brawl
On Saturday night, shortly after midnight, the shrieks of women and the curses of men, aroused Wellsboro Street in the vicinity opposite the Orphan School. It was obvious that a drunken (?) and fight was in progress and (?) (?) lively for a time. A little girl (?) (?) the next morning what was the trouble, said "Oh Uncle George went up to Blossburg last night, and he got a big jug of whiskey and sold it all out to a lot of men and they got drunk and fighting and struck ma and grandma, and had an awful time." This evidently is a case for the vigilance committee. Fools and children tell the truth. May be the Smith who got the "welt" over the head will feel like letting out a little truth just now.
Thomas Frost had the luck to lose a good horse a few days ago.
Bert and Orso Webster have bought R. B. Rose's old farm of 170 acres at$45 an acre.
The remains of Walter Dewey, of Fall Brook, were buried in Sullivan, February 28th.
Persons indebted to D. I. N. Wright will please call and settle the sum with A. M. Haight.
Mrs. Squires, of Sullivan, came near to burning the house recently in warming a bed with a hot flat iron.
Very few only have tapped their sugar bushes yet. People seem to be fearful of the consequences. They wish to be law abiding citizens.
A new variety of peaches has been discovered in (?) (?) bring enormous prices. As much as twenty dollars for a bag full has been paid for them, not because of any superior intrinsic value there is in them, more than in other and common peaches, as I know of, but the craze is always for some new thing. Now the trouble arises what name to call them, of course such high priced fruit must have a good sounding name, some have suggested Wilson's seedling, as a proper name, while others say Buck's favorite sounds better, while another says cease from your wrangling and call it "Our Own" and so it stands. There is one peculiarity about the peach; it has a very poor record for keeping qualities. One man gathered some and they did not keep over night, which may injure the future popularity of the fruit, of its success, time will only tell. It may be like many other new fangled things, go p like a rocket and come down like a stone.
A Maines correspondent says: William Lovell, 72 years old, was found dead in his bed May 8, 1884. (?) Gitchell's where he resided. He has three sisters living. Mrs. (?), Mrs. Culver, who attended the funeral, and Mrs. Mary Ellis of Ellisburg. Three brothers and two sisters have gone before him. His youngest sister, Mrs. Betsy Smith, died April 23rd, but they did not hear of her death until the day they found him. Deceased had been deranged ever since he was 21 years old. A physician pronounced (?) to be the cause of his death.
SOCIETY NOTES IN ROSEVILLE. - A shocking affair occurred in this place Friday night -- or rather, Sunday morning. A resident of the village has a daughter who parted with her husband a few months ago on account of his jealousy of a young (?) whom we will call (which stands for Lothario). About one o'clock Mrs. M the young woman's mother went into her daughter's room and found L sitting on the bed. She seized him and called her husband, who entered the room and commenced pounding the young man. He screamed and aroused nearly everyone in the neighborhood, several getting up to see what was the matter. M continued to pound L saying, "you have ruined my family, and I'll kill you!" L all the time begging for mercy. M took him downstairs and it is - said managed to get hold of his butcher knife, just then L slipped from his grasp and rushed from the house. The knife which M is reported to have drawn to strike him struck the door instead. In all probability, if it had struck L it would have killed him. In the meant
OBITUARY Elijah P. Clark, of Richmond township, died at ten o'clock a.m. n Monday, October 27, 1884, at his residence after a four week sickness with (?) fever and complications. He was 77 years old the 16th day of last May and was the oldest man living in the township who was born and who had always lived therein. His father, Elijah Clark (whom many of the old residents will remember) emigrated from Massachusetts and settled on the Tioga River in Richmond township about 70 years ago when Tioga County and especially Richmond township was mainly a wilderness and the subject of this sketch was born about a year thereafter. By force of circumstances deprived of the advantage of school privileges and the many opportunities for intellectual advancement and improvement that the youth of nowadays enjoy; yet despite these deprivations and the hardships of his early days he developed into a man of strong character and sterling integrity and became one of the pioneers in the development and improvement of Richmond town
A SAD ENDING. Last Thursday evening the shocking, startling news came from Schodock that Aden Cleveland had committed suicide, and that his lifeless body had been found by his wife in the barn about six o'clock. The screams of his wife brought neighbors to her assistance and those who first arrived found him sitting upright against the front of the barn. Covered with blood, and his right hand still clasping the bloody knife. Examination showed that he had cut through the fleshy portion of his right thigh to the bone, making a ghastly wound which must have caused his death in a very short time. A rope lying across his body when found was suppose to have been intended for hanging, but investigation proved it to have been twisted tightly around his limb to expedite the flow of blood. On Friday morning B. R. Bailey, Esq., proceeded to the place and impaneled a jury, and held an inquest over the remains. The following jurors were sworn in: J. W. Adams, N. S. Walker, Alfred Smith, Allen P. Sherman, C. C. Smith and
MAINESBURG, MAY 2, 1882. Mr. James E. Fish and Miss Sadie E. Brewster, of Wellsboro, were married on Wednesday evening last at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. A. C. Shaw. It was a very quiet affair, the relatives of the contracting parties alone being present.
Revival services continue at the State Road Baptist Church. Elder King will preach at the Union Church on State Road some time in the near future.
Captain Ripley is closing up his business preparatory to assuming his official duties at the county seat.
The ladies of the M. E. Church will gave a grand supper at Parkhurst Hall Thanksgiving night.
Mr. Landon is making some needed repairs at the hotel.
Three persons were received into membership in the M. E. Church at (?) last Sunday.
The prospect for a new walk from the Parsonage lot to the corner brightens. The Council really talked about it at their last meeting.
Baldwin Parkhurst does not improve very fast, he is yet quite sick.
(from another correspondent)
H. G. Stauffer, who has been sick with pneumonia the past week is some better.
Mr. B. Tinkham is reported worse this morning.
Mr. Karl Harkness, who has been sick here ever since the last of September, returned to his home at Cherry Flats yesterday.
Mr. Milo Struble has rented the farm of Mrs. George Seymour and moved into her house.
Mr. F. L. Landon has several men employed repairing the hotel. He intends to fix it up in good shape, and the traveling public who desire entertainment will find him there ready to accommodate any who wish to stop with him.
Mr. D. S. Peters and wife, of this place, are on a visit to friends in Armenian, and will stay after Thanksgiving.
The foot-bridge across Corey Creek is rapidly nearing completion. Manley Smith is doing the work.
Remember the New England supper, Nov. 23rd for the benefit of the Christian Church. The Mainesburg Cornet Band have been engaged to play on the occasion, and no pains will be spared to make a pleasant evening for all who may come.
November 15, 1887.
W. G. Lent is recovering.
Miss Flutchie returns home on Tuesday next.
George Strait spent Sunday with Fred Haight of this place.
Owing to the bad weather, the meetings were not largely attended.
Jonathan Leiby has been called to attend the sick bed of his father at Topton, Lehigh County.
The Dime Society meets at the home of Mrs. (?) Dewit on Friday of this week. All are invited .....(?).
Edward Horton is visiting his brother F. E. Horton.
Miss Emma Tinkham spent Sunday with her parents in this place.
Nearly everybody from here attended the fair at Mansfield last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Corbin, of Corning visited at N. E. Calkins' during the fair.
Mrs., F. L. Landon and Mrs. L. R. Austin returned from their trip in time to attend the fair.
Randall Tinkham is still in quite poor health, being confined to his house and some of the time to his bed.
There were two baptism at the M. E. Church yesterday, and two confessions at the Christian Church last evening. May the good work go on.
Mrs. Joseph Comfort, who was injured so seriously about five weeks ago, is improving, though rather slowly. She can now sit up an hour at a time about twice a day.
Karl Harkness is quite sick at Mr. Floyd Ashley's in this place. He stopped there for supper on his return from the fair on Friday evening when he was suddenly taken sick and has not been able to return to his home at Edward Gray's in Sullivan.
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Holcomb, of Leroy, Bradford County, and Miss Frankie Holcomb, attended the fair on Thursday, and spent the rest of the week visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity. They returned home this morning accompanied by Mr. Mack Stauffer.
(from another correspondent)
The wet weather interferes with buckwheat thrushing.
The new walk from the parsonage lot to the corner is just 208 feet long; or, will be when it is built.
The choir at the M. E. Church did themselves much credit last Sabbath evening by their singing. Mr. Strait's kindness in aiding in the singing is appreciated.
Next Sabbath evening will close Elder King's first year. He will make a report of the work done. The rite of baptism will also be administered followed by reception in to full membership.
GOLDEN WEDDING - An invitation is extended to the friends of Mr. and Mrs. William Hollands, to meet at the parish building of St. James Church, on the evening of Monday, Jan. 25th from 8 to 10 o'clock. The occasion being the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.
CHRISTMAS TREE. - There will be a Christmas tree and oyster supper at Parkhurst Hall; Mainesburg, on Christmas eve. All are requested to put their gifts on the tree. Everybody cordially invited ... (?).
FAMILY - The members of the Fletcher family held a reunion at the residence of David Fletcher, at Sullivan, Tioga county, Pa., during the past week. Humphrey Fletcher came to Sullivan township in 1838, forty-eight years ago, when the country was nearly all unbroken wilderness. He was accompanied by his wife, who ever proved a loving and willing helped him through all of his trials and difficulties in establishing a home in those times of trials and privation. They raised a family of eleven children, six boys and five girls, all of whom they have lived to see grow into men and women of the truest type. The aged and venerable pioneers died some ten years ago, full of years, regarded and esteemed by all. It has been the custom, however, to hold a yearly family reunion. At the reunion this year, which occurred on Saturday, Aug. 28th, there were one hundred and sixty-five direct descendants present, including ten of the children of the pioneers (one, John, having died). 
A Wesleyan Methodist quarterly meeting was held at the Union church on Saturday evening and on Sunday the 16th and 17th nit., at which Rev. G. M. Hardy of Syracuse, N.Y. delivered two sermons. Meetings have continued since that time every evening under the direction of Mr. Hardy and Rev. D. Porter, of Armenia, Bradford county, assisted a portion of the time by Rev. G. W. Scudder, of Covington. The meetings are announced to continue during the remainder of this week.
Mrs. Isaac Crofutt, of Kansas, daughter of Edwin Dewey, of this place is visiting at her fathers. Mrs. Crofutt is said to have been away from Sullivan over fifteen years.
Mrs. D. D. Miller, who has been very sick for some time, is reported to be slowly improving.
O. C. Richmond has repaired and painted his dwelling.
Miss Eleanor Rew is teaching the State Road School. She has taught this one term before.
George W. Fletcher announces his intention to soon move to Sylvania, Bradford county.
Wallace Dewey has sold his farm to Willard Dewey. Consideration $2,000.
The Holidays passed on very quietly.
The Christmas tree at the Methodist church was quite a successful affair.
The King brothers supply (?) with beef and sausage.
Mr. J. N. VanWalknar has a large contract of sawing and delivering lumber in Arnot from the Russell lot on Maple Hill.
Quite a number of young people attended the Welch Settlement literary society meeting last Sunday evening and reported a good time.
Mr. Leon Rose has a fine display of cutters on hand, and now is the time for ye young men who have girls to come forward. Mr. Rose will make you happy with a good bargain.
Charley Parsons, of base ball fame, improves pleasant days by practice in throwing those wonderful curve balls for which he is noted. He is somewhat bothered for a backstop, as the boys get knocked out in a very few rounds.
The variety wedding at Mr. F. L. Landon's was a genuine surprise "(?) and Mrs. Landon." The first (?) (?) they had of the affair was when their friends took possession of their home and deposited their presents, which were too numerous to mention. (?) credit is due R. D. Rose, who had charge of the affair.
Mr. G. S. Parsons has been loosing quite a number of chickens of late and on New Year's eve, hearing quite a racket among his sheep, proceeded to investigate, and found a man in his chicken coop. Mr. P. being a very obliging man, did not disturb the thief, but allowed him to help himself to the best the coop afforded. To be certain of the burglar's intentions Mr. Parson followed him home and saw him kill the fowl. Out of respect, we will not give the offender's name; but neighbor, don't let us hear of such a trick again.
Uncle Zeke.
Rachel, wife of Mr. John Phillips, died at her home on the State Road, southeast of this boro yesterday afternoon. She had been ill about six weeks and the immediate cause of her death was rheumatism of the heart. She leaves a kind and loving husband and four young children. Her mother and two sisters, Miss Eleanor Rew and Mrs. Adelbert Doud reside in Sullivan township.
Mr. Roland Shelton and family returned to Athens last Saturday after spending a very pleasant vacation with friends in this vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ashley visited friends in Springfield last week.They also visited at B. F. Dewey's in Wells burg, N. Y. Mr. A. T. Smith was sick at the time of their visit.
H. B. Sherman, State Evangelist of Pennsylvania is conducting very interesting meetings in the Christian church this place. He is an able minister and an eloquent speaker, and the (?) and others who do not hear him cannot realize what they are losing. He will remain here until Thursday and might perhaps longer if the (?) were interested in the matter.
Mr. Oliver Hillfiger, who has been living on the State Road east of Mainesburg and has worked several years for Mr. Warren Rose, will remove to Covington this week, where he expects to reside for some time, at least. Covington will gain a good citizen, and the State Road will lose a good family; as Mr. Hillfiger is a man of good qualities, sober and industrious. The good wishes of this community go with him
Elder Charles McGennis, who has been spending a short vacation with friends in Canada, his former home, returned last Saturday. He reported a splendid time visiting with old friends and enjoyed some pleasant days fishing in Lake Scugog, in company with T. D. Williamson, Esq. and Mr. Walter Scott, of Cadmus, who kindly furnished him with boat and fishing tackle and did much to help make the visit a pleasant one. The day's fishing was a success, he having landed two large dish, one of which weighed seven and one-fourth pounds and the other over five pounds. also some large bass.
We heard some parties talking about stopping their paper some time ago, thinking perhaps it would be the direct cause of the death of the paper. We believe when a man gets up on his ear and makes up his mind to stop his paper to make the editor feel humiliated, he should put his finger in the Tioga River and pull it out and then look for the hole. Then he will probably see how sadly he would be missed. The man who thinks a paper cannot survive without him had better go off awhile. When he returns he will find that half of his friends did not know he had gone and the rest did not care a cent, and the world at large did not keep any account of his movements whatever. You will occasionally, perhaps, find something in your home paper you do not (?) (?) even the Bible is rather plain and hits some hard blows -- but if you stop your paper and call the editor, (?) (?) the paper will still be published all the same, and what is more you will have to look around to borrow a copy to read every week.
August 9, 1887.
FIFTY YEARS - Mr. and Mrs. Philip Ripley Celebrate their Golden Wedding - The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Ripley was celebrated at their pleasant home in Richmond on Wednesday last by a golden wedding. The company numbered 50 and included the aged couple's seven sons, as follows: Hobart Ripley, of Arkinsville, Mo.; Homer J and wife, of Wellsboro; Ezra and family, of Camden, NY; Volney and Crescent O. of Richmond, with their families; Roswell P. and family of Sullivan; and Philander W. Ripley and wife, of Scranton. There was also present from a distance Joseph P. Rumsey and family, of Lima, Ohio, and Homer J. Ramsey of Belmont, NY. The day was spent in pleasant social intercourse, and in doing full justice to a bountiful repast provided by the ladies of the household shortly after the noon hour. The presents consisted of a gold-headed cane and umbrella and a pair of gold-bowed spectacles for Mrs. Ripley.
An interesting feature of the occasion was the presence of Mrs. E. A Fish and R. D. Webster, who were witnesses to the original wedding over fifty years ago.
Mrs. Ripley's maiden name was Lorena Webster. Her father was Roswell Webster, long since deceased. The marriage ceremony was performed at Mainesburg Dec. 28, 1837, by Squire Richards, also deceased.
Mainesburg, PA Jan. 4, 1886
W. G. Lent is quite ill.
The oyster supper was largely attended.
Christmas passed off very quietly at this place.
A number of the young people are enjoying the measles.
Miss Lou Flutchie, of Frenchtown, is visiting Mrs. Fosbinder.
Miss Della Bois, of Stony Fork, is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ripley Doud.
Miss Cora Haight who spent the holidays with her parents in Burlington has returned (?) school
This being the week of prayer, meetings will be held in the M. E. Church of this place, beginning Tuesday evening.
A team belonging to Sam Welch, of Sullivan ran away and completely demolished the lumber wagon to which they were hitched, hurting the oldest son quite badly. Since then one of the same team ran away demolishing the buggy, but the boy escaped unhurt.
Later news items:

Probably Feb. 1901
MAINESBURG, Feb. 15 - King grip still reigns supreme here.
John Stauffer and J. W. Austin are to Alba Working for J. W. DeWitt on his store.
The P.O.S. of A. are making arrangements for the contest Feb.23rd.
The revival meetings at the M. E. church continue with fair attendance for the weather. Several have made the good confession.
Mrs. Jane Bartlett, widow of Ruel Bartlett, died at the home of her son Francis of this place, Sunday morning, with pneumonia, after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Bartlett was a daughter of Francis Gitchell, one of the early settlers of Sullivan township. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church Tuesday, Rev. Yard officiating.
Mrs. Floyd Ashley, Mrs. D. S. Dewey, and Mrs. A. M. Stauffer are still confined to the house with grip.
On Thursday morning the 14th at 15 minutes of 3, occurred the death of Jennie, wife of H. E. Bartlett.  Mrs. Bartlett has been a sufferer for the past two years, and by her death the loss is felt by all. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother and a true Christian woman. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church Saturday at 11 o’clock, Rev. Yard officiating. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her. The family have the sympathy of all in this, their sad affliction.
Mrs. W. H. Yard has been in Mansfield the past week caring for Rev. Hall and wife through the grip.
Two more nights of singing school before the convention and concert.

Another Pioneer Passes On [1932]
 Thursday, just before the noon hour, another of the pioneers who wrested this section of the country from the wilderness and did his part in the building of the past part of the greatest country under the sun, passed to his final reward, when Raymond W. Sumner, died at his home west of Lucas [Kansas]. Mr. And Mrs. Sumner came to this section of the country many years ago, even before the Union Pacific railroad came to this part of Kansas, and underwent all the hardships of the early Kansas Pioneer. Mr. Sumner had been in poor health for a number of years, and the past few months had been severely ill. As a boy of about 13 years we became acquainted with the Sumner family and for several years made our home with Mr. And Mrs. Sumner. During our career as a newspaper man it has been our duty to write death for many people but never have we been called upon to write of one as dearly beloved as was our good friend, Raymond Sumner. Mr. Sumner was an honest man, a good citizen, a true friend, and beloved by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his departure, his faithful wife [Jessie L. Sperry], one daughter, Alta Bronson; one son, Charley A. Sumner, three grandchildren, one great grand child and several nephews and nieces.
[Burial in Lucas Cemetery, Russell County, Kansas]

Mainesburg, 1906
Condolence Resolutions
 WHEREAS, I has please the Great Master to remove from her earthly home to fields of everlasting day, our beloved sister, Ellen M. Satterly.
 RESOLVED, That, although our hearts are greatly saddened by the loss of one of our young and most useful members of our order, P. O. of A., we shall miss for many days to come her loving and cheerful presence, we bow in humble submission before Him, without whom notice not a sparrow falleth to the ground, feeling that we now see through a glass darkly, but some day we shall understand.
 RESOLVED,  That we extend to the husband and bereaved family our most heartfelt sympathy in their great affliction, bidding then to look to Him who doeth all things well. Remembering, “There is never a heart so broken but the loving Lord can heal; for the heart that was pierced on Calvary doth still for his loved ones feel.”
 RESOLVED, That our charter be draped on mourning; that these resolutions be spread upon our minutes, and that a copy be sent to the bereaved husband, and also to the leading papers for publication.
Nellie Tanner
Addie Wilber
Gertrude Hotchkiss
Mainesburg, Pa., Nov. 12, 1906

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