Later news items:
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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.
|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
|Mrs. C.C. Harmans, of Binghamton, NY is visiting at Mr.
|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
|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
|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
|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
|The (?) barns and sheds are nearly completed.
|E.G. Rumsey is busy with a large crew of men on his lumber
|N.E. Calkins has a wood machine on his job for cutting up
|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
|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
|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
|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
|(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
|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
|Nearly everybody from here attended the fair at Mansfield
|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
|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
|The Holidays passed on very quietly.
|The Christmas tree at the Methodist church was quite a successful
|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.
|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.
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.
Rev. B. Brunning is still commanding new customers in his optical work
as well as having his old customers continue their patronage. He knows
how to fit your eyes. Try him!