From Newspaper Records from Tioga County PA Multiple Volumes, Abstracted by Ruth Wetherbee, Julia Wetherbee, Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd, William A. Ladd. Also additional submissions sent in by Tri Counties Web Site Volunteers
Wellsboro Agitator 1880 to 1881
|1881||22-Feb||B||Wood||Born; news from Brookfield dated Feb 19th 1881. I hear that Mrs. Horton Wood has a very nice girl nearly a week old|
|1881||09-Aug||D||Wood, Ann||Died at Blossburg Aug 1st 1881 Ann, wife of John Wood, aged 32 yrs 3 mos and 12 das|
|1881||05-Apr||M||Wood, Hurbert||Married in Delmar Mar 27th 1881 by Job W. Symonds, Esq., Mr. Hurbert Wood and Miss Fanny Torpey both of Delmar, Pa.|
|1881||07-Jun||M||Wood, Louise||Married at Binghamton, NY, Jun 2nd 1881 at the residence of the bride's mother by Rev. S. F. Sanford of Daggetts Mills, Pa., Mr. L. W. Tallman of Wellsboro, Pa. And Miss Louise, daughter of the late S. D. Wood of Binghamton, NY|
|1880||22-Jun||D||Wood, Thomas A.||Died in Richmond, Pa., Jun 13th, 1880 Thomas A., only son of Henry A. and Mary J. Wood, aged 2 yrs 9 mos and 9 das|
|1881||18-Oct||M||Woodburn, Effie E.||Married at Mainsburg Sep 29th 1881 by Rev. A. D. Finch, Mr. O. J. Hilfiger of Daggett's Mills and Miss Effie E. Woodburn of Mainsburg, Pa.|
|1881||01-Mar||D||Woodcock, George||Died; news from Elkland date Feb 24th 1881. Mrs. George Woodcock died last week Fri.|
|1881||30-Aug||D||Woodhouse, Maud||Died at Chemung, NY Aug 15th 1881 of diptheria, Maud, only daughter of Orson and Sophronia Woodhouse, aged 6 yrs 4 mos and 13 das. Burial at Mitchell's Mills.|
|1881||27-Sep||M||Woodruff, Nellie||Married at Wellsboro Sep 20th 1881 by Rev. O. C. Hills, Mr. Melvin Swope and Miss Nellie Woodruff both of Ansomia|
|1881||09-Aug||M||Woodruff, Prof. C.||Married in Richmond, Pa., Aug 1st 1881 by Rev. A. C. Shaw, D.D., Prof. C. Woodruff of Montrose, Pa., and Miss Susie Bullock of Richmond, Pa.|
|1880||14-Dec||D||Woolever, Mott||Died: the house occupied by Mr. Lewis Parmenter in Wells twp., just over the border in Bradford Co., was burned on the 1st inst. A lad named Mott Woolever, about 12 yrs of age, who had been living with Mr. Parmenter, was so badly burned in attempting to save the furniture that he has since died|
|1881||16-Aug||M||Worden, Daniel||Married in Union, Pa., Jul 30th 1881 by J. W. VanDyke, Esq., Daniel Worden and Miss Lizzie Bennet both of Union, Pa.|
|1880||16-Nov||M||Worden, Elizabeth S.||Married at Wellsboro Sep 16th 1880 by A. S. Brewster, Esq., Mr. Avery Gleason and Mrs. Elizabeth S. Worden|
|1881||13-Sep||M||Works, Esther||Married at Knoxville, Pa., Aug 28th 1881 by Rev. E. F. Mott, Mr. Augustus L. Bront of Dundee, NY and Miss Esther Works of Osceola, Pa.|
|1881||29-Mar||D||Wright, Ansel B.||Died at Mansfield Mar 18th 1881 of paralysis, Mr. Ansel B. Wright, in his 63rd year. (A news item said he was the father of Miss Frances M. Wright, a teacher in the Normal School at Mansfield|
|1880||19-Oct||D||Wright, Edward M.||Died Edward M. Wright of Wells twp., residing about 3 miles from Austinville, died Oct 8th 1880 at the home of his father-in-law John Gustin (long article)|
|1881||02-Aug||M||Wright, Henry C.||Married at Mansfield Jul 3rd by Rev. H. C. Moyer, Mr. Henry C. Wright of Mansfield and Miss Emma J. Wilson of Richmond, Pa.|
|1881||08-Nov||M||Wylie, Margaret M.||Married at Wellsboro Nov 7th 1881 by Rev. E. H. Latimer, J. H. Shearer, M. D. and Miss Margaret M. Wylie both of Wellsboro, Pa.|
|1880||13-Jul||M||Young, Mary A.||Married at Cherry Flats Jul 4th 1880 by Rev. De W. T. Van Doren, Mr. L. P. Williston, Jr., and Mary A. Young both of Wellsboro, Pa.|
|1880||13-Jul||M||Zimmerman, Louisa||Married at the M. E. Parsonage in Gaines Jul 1st 1880 by Rev. J. W. Miller, Frank R. Brown and Louisa Zimmerman, both of Gaines, Pa.|
Wellsboro Agitator, September 6,
The case of J.M. Hall against B[urton] Schrader was the most important case tried during the week. The plaintiff was represented by Foote & Channell, Henry Allen and J.B. Niles, the defendant appearing by Elliott & Watrous and H. Sherwood & Son. The case occupied three days in its trial, and the jury after being out over twelve hours gave a verdict for the plaintiff for $476.50. The facts in the case as shown by the testimony were as follows:- In June, 1870, Orin C. Schrader gave a mortgage on his one-half interest in a piece of property in Roseville, conditioned for the support of his father and mother, Frederick and Naomi Schrader, through life. In April 1878, his father died, in October of the same year Orin sold his one-half interest in the property to B. Schrader, his brother, and took in part payment for the same a judgment note for $1,600, with interest to be paid annually thereafter, and one third of the debt to be paid upon the death of Naomi Schrader and the balance to be paid in two equal annual payments thereafter, provided that Orin Schrader did continue to support his mother. In 1877 Naomi Schrader went to live with Burton Schrader, under an agreement the terms of which were in dispute, and she has since resided with him. In July 1883, Orin Schrader assigned to John M. Hall the above mentioned judgment, alleging, as the plaintiff contended, that Burton was keeping his mother for the interest on the judgment only. In 1884 Hall undertook to revive the judgment and continue its lien, when Burton Schrader came in and made defense, alleging that he had an agreement with Orin Schrader, made in 1877, to the effect that he was to keep his mother for what it was worth, which he showed by a number of witnesses to be from five to seven dollars per week, the old lady being now some eighty-five years old. Burton Schrader further alleged that he had an agreement with his brother Orin that he was to apply some $800 in notes which his brother Orin owed him as offsets to this judgment. The plaintiff showed by himself and his two sons-in-law that after he had purchased the judgment and before he had fully paid for the same he had a conversation with Burton Schrader regarding the judgment, and that Burton then declared to him that he was keeping his mother for the interest on the judgment and that he had no offsets or defense to make to the face of the judgment. Yesterday the plaintiff asked for a rule to show cause why a new trial should not be granted.
Wellsboro Agitator, May 29, 1888
The Supreme Court of the State last week affirmed the judgment of the Court below in the case of Schrader vs. Schrader, one of the cases from this county recently argued at Philadelphia.
Wellsboro Agitator, 07 OCT 1896
Failure of B. W. Payne & Sons.
Many people in this county will be surprised to learn that the establishment of the well known firm of B. W. Payne & Sons, at Elmira, N.Y., was closed last Wednesday on claims in favor of the Lukens Iron & Steel Company, of Coatsville, Pa, for about $2,000 and another in favor of Superintendent Fred W. Parsons, of $9,000 in items, $2,500 due on a note and $6,500 representing a balance on account. A mortgage covering the entire plant was also filed in favor of the Chemung Canal Bank. It covers liabilities amounting to $78,000. The business was organized in 1840, and it was conducted successfully at Corning, N.Y., until about 14 years ago, when the establishment was moved to Elmira and considerably enlarged. The suspension is said to be due to the fierce competition in business with a decreased demand, also slow collections.
Centennial of Steuben County.
Last Friday was centennial day at the Steuben county fair at Bath, N.Y., and the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the county was celebrated by interesting exercises. Rev. Dr. L. M. Miller made an historical address, and Hon. I. W. Near gave a sketch of Baron Steuben, in whose honor the county is named. There were several other speeches concerning the educational, patriotic and industrial history of the county.
A monument erected to the memory of the pioneers was unveiled, and Hon. John D. Kerugh?, of New York city, paid a tribute to the sturdy founders of the county.
There was also a banquet given to the oldest residents of the county, two being invited from each town.
In the afternoon there was an imposing parade which illustrated and contrasted the ancient and modern way of doing things.
The Methodist Conferences.
The Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church is to convene for the eighty-seventh annual session at Corning, N.Y., this morning at 9 o’clock. The territory embraced within the boundaries of the conference consists of the counties of Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Wyoming, Allegany, Steuben, the west half of Ontario, the three west towns of Wayne, the east half of Cattaraugus, N.Y., and about twenty charges in this State. In this conference there are 257 separate charges. There are 365 church buildings, besides several school houses, halls, etc., in which public services are conducted. The conference is divided into six sections, known as districts, under the general supervision of as many preachers, known as Presiding Elders. The Corning district has 48 charges, the Church in this borough being among the number.
The twenty-ninth session of the Central New York Conference is also to meet in the elegant new Methodist church at Towanda, Bradford county, to-day. The territory embraced in this conference is that portion of the State of New York comprised in the counties of Cayuga, Seneca, Yates, Schuyler, Chemung, Onondaga, the greater part of Wayne, Madison and Cortland, with portions of Steuben, Tompkins and Chenango, in New York State, together with the whole of Bradford and that portion of this county east of the Tioga river and a part of Sullivan county, in this State. This large territory is divided into five districts, the eastern portion of this county being in the Elmira district.
Next Friday evening, the 9th instant, there will be a Republican meeting at Lamb’s Creek, to be addressed by Alfred J. Shattuck, Esq., and Hon. W. T. Merrick. The same evening there will be a meeting at Lawrenceville, and the speakers will be Hon. J. B. Niles and R. K. Young, Esq.
On Saturday, the 16th instant, there will be an afternoon meeting at Daggett’s Mills, and R. K. Young, Esq., and Hon. W. T. Merrick, will make addresses. The evening meetings on that date will be at Antrim, Hon. J. B. Niles speaker; Covington, Hon. H. B. Packer and A. J. Shattuck, Esq., speakers; Osceola, Hon. Charles Tubbs, speaker.
Monday evening, the 12th, Hon. J. B. Niles and S. F. Channell, Esq., will speak at Balsam, in Delmar.
Wednesday Evening, the 14th, a meeting at Little Marsh will be addressed by E. H. Owlett, Esq. and Hon. Charles Tubbs.
Thursday evening the 15th, J. W. Mather and S. F. Channell, Esqs., will address a meeting at Sebring.
Friday evening, the 16th, a meeting in Farmington will be addressed by Hon. Charles Tubbs and E. H. Owlett, Esq.; at Roaring Branch, by S. F. Channell and J. W. Mather, Esqs.
Saturday evening, the 17th, Mr. E. W. Gleckler and A. J. Shattuck, Esq., will speak at East Point; Hon. J. B. Niles and S. F. Channell, Esq. at Niles Valley.
Work of the Codets.
Criminal business of the term – A family rows in Sullivan – Work of the Grand Jury.
The case of the Commonwealth against H. A. Balch, charged with the larceny of a team of horses, closes last week Tuesday evening with a verdict of not guilty.
G. E. Miller, indicted for obtaining board fraudulently at two hotels at Mansfield, pleaded guilty and was allowed to go upon his own recognizance.
Joseph Varney, indicted for maliciously breaking into a grist-mill, etc., pleaded guilty. Sentence was suspended until Saturday, when defendant was sentenced to pay a fine of $1 and the costs of prosecution and to undergo imprisonment in the Eastern penitentiary for one year.
On Wednesday the case of the Commonwealth against Oscar Martin, indicted for forgery, was tried, and the defendant was found guilty. This case came from Westfield. The defendant, a man about fifty years of age, was shown to have forged a signature to a note for some $40 and obtained the money on it in April, 1894.
The next case called was that of the Commonwealth against Lina Finch, charged with assault and battery and wantonly pointing a gun at William VanZile. The jury found the defendant not guilty. This case came from Nelson and was very trivial in its character.
In the case of the Commonwealth against Flora Clark and Hattie Coates, indicted at the April Sessions for keeping a disorderly house, the defendants were allowed to go upon their own recognizances.
William H. Gressler, of Leetonia, charged with criminal libel, pleaded
Wellsboro Agitator, 07 OCT 1896
On Thursday and Friday the case of the Commonwealth against William Ingalls and Kate Ingalls, charged with assault and battery upon Charles S. Rumsey, was tried, and a verdict was rendered as follows: “We find the defendant not guilty, costs to be equally divided between prosecutor, Charles S. Rumsey, and the defendants, Kate Ingalls and William Ingalls, and recommend the Court to hold both parties under bonds to keep the peace.”
Friday afternoon William Ingalls and Kate Ingalls entered in $500 bail to keep the peace as to Charles S. Rumsey, and Charles S. Rumsey also entered into bail in the same amount to keep the peace as to William Ingalls and Kate Ingalls. This case came from Sullivan township. The prosecutor and the defendant Kate Ingalls are brother and sister, the children of Artemus Rumsey. The case was stubbornly fought on both sides and was the most important cause tried during the week.
It appeared by the evidence that Mrs. Kate Ingalls and her husband, William Ingalls, live at Mainesburg, and directly opposite their house across the road the prosecutor, Charles Rumsey, owns a fifty-acre lot which has two barns upon it, but no one lives upon the property. On Tuesday afternoon, July 28th last, Mrs. Ingalls says it had been raining and that her turkeys wandered off to this lot of her brother’s and she went over to the barn to get her turkeys and bring them home. While she was thus engaged in trying to drive her turkeys home her brother, so she alleges, came up to her and ordered her off the place. She tried to get her turkeys before going, but this her brother would not allow her to do, but kicked her and then grabbed hold of her arm and pinched her. She called for help, and her husband came running over to her, and when he got on the ground where they were, he testified that prosecutor Rumsey had his wife by the neck choking her and cutting her on the side of the head, and finally threw her down and then started for him- Ingalls – whereupon, Ingalls says, he struck Rumsey and knocked him down. About this time a cousin, Julius Rumsey, appeared upon the scene with a pitchfork in his hands and struck Ingalls over the head with the pitchfork, cutting two ugly gashes in his head and knocking him down. He got up in a dazed condition and started to go off the lot, when Julius Rumsey again attacked him and followed him until he was finally off the lot.
Prosecutor Rumsey testified that he saw Mrs. Ingalls when she came through the gate on his lot, and told her to get off the place. He says she refused, and he placed his hand on her should and asked her to go, and she drew off and struck him a severe blow on the cheek, which stunned him so that he knew nothing of what took place after that until the next morning.
Some of the witnesses testified that Mrs. Rumsey had a stone in her hand.
The older stock of Rumseys are quite well known in the criminal courts, and the jury evidently thought they would teach both of the younger stock to settle their differences at home and hereafter keep the peace.
On Thursday the grand jury visited the county buildings and made the following report:
“The grand jurors respectfully report that they have visited the county-house and jail and found the inmates of each well cared for and the sanitary condition generally good.
“There are now ninety inmates of the county-house, and even now the sleeping accommodation seems hardly sufficient. We would recommend that preparations be made to better care for the larger number to be expected during the winter months. We would also recommend that better and less crowded hospital accommodations be provided. The farm buildings, stock and grounds are well kept and are a credit to the management. We would recommend that the roof of the court-house be repaired at one.
“Robert E. Urell,
William H. Gressler, criminal libel.
G. E. Miller, fraudulently obtaining board, two bills.
Henry O’Bryan, assault and battery.
Joseph Varney, 1, maliciously breaking into grist-mill with intent to commit a felony; 2, larceny.
Kate Ingalls and William Ingalls, assault and battery and aggravated assault and battery.
William Ingalls, assault and battery, and aggravated assault and battery.
Kate Ingalls, assault and battery, and aggravated assault and battery.
Henry McNaughton, fornication and bastardy.
John C. Everett, larceny.
W. V. Cowden, forgery – by altering a letter of credit and acknowledgment.
Alanson B. Robertons, false pretenses.
W. V. Cowden, forgery – forging an entry in a bank pass-book.
W. V. Cowden, forging and entry in a bank deposit-book.
Florence Watts, keeping a bawdy house.
Charles Boger, fornication and bastardy.
Charles Boger, seduction.
Edward Winters, assault and battery, aggravated assault and battery.
Emma Persong, keeping a bawdy house.
Charles G. Gleason, false pretenses.
Not True Bills
Roy Leisenring, assault and battery; private prosecutor Peter Johnson to pay the costs.
Frank M. McConnell, false pretenses.
Oscar Nomiski, assault and battery.
Oscar Nomiski, Allen M. Haight and Boon Fletcher, assault and battery.
Boon Fletcher, assault and battery.
Oscar Nomiski, assault and battery.
Mrs. Robert Brown, assault and battery.
Walter Butler, assault and battery.
Lawrence Huzinski, assault and battery.
John Compton, larceny and receiving stolen goods.
On Wednesday the grand jury considered the application for a bridge over Crooked creek a short distance below the village of Little Marsh, near the cheese factory, and recommended that the bridge be built at the cost of the county.
The following divorce matters were acted upon:
Alice Marthaler against George A. Marthaler; Sheriff directed to make proclamation.
Villa R. Herald against Alva Herald; subpoena awarded.
Minnie A. Atkins against Charles Atkins; subpoena awarded.
Mina L. Bonnell against Alfred S. Bonnell; a subpoena awarded.
Sumner P. Baker against Jennie Baker; alias subpoena awarded.
Mary J. Dobbs against Luther Dobbs; alias subpoena awarded.
Eva Maynard against Monta B. Maynard; alias subpoena awarded.
Addie Herbert against James Herbert; alias subpoena awarded.
Isabel Osborne against Fred Osborne; alias subpoena awarded.
Mary Dubois against Daniel A. Dubois; libellant allowed to proceed ex parte, A. J. Shattuck appointed commissioner and November 23d fixed for final hearing.
Ida Godley against Samuel T. Godley; libellant allowed to proceed ex parte, F. H. Rockwell appointed commissioner and November 23d fixed for final hearing.
William Woodruff against Bertha Woodruff; alias subpoena awarded.
Rue B. Smith against Lawrence C. Smith; alias subpoena awarded.
Cyrinis S. Stevens against Annette Stevens; alias subpoena awarded.
Henry Sunday against Selina Sunday; rule granted upon libellant to show cause why he should not pay alimony pendent lite and cause continued until November 10th:
Bertha Thomas against Marshall J. Thomas; the Sheriff directed to make proclamation.
In the matter of a petition of the Blossburg Building, Real Estate and
Improvement Company, upon motion the Court [remainder of page cut off]
Wellsboro Agitator 03 NOV 1909
Happenings of General Interest in This County
Mrs. Abner Layton, aged 63, died recently of typhoid fever at her home in Rutland.
John Bailey, formerly of Rutland, died recently at his home in Farmington.
A daughter was born last week Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Frank VanDusen, of Osceola.
Mr. S. LeRoy Love, formerly of Knoxville, died on Oct. 24th at his home in Warren, Ohio.
Mrs. William Greenhaigh, of Blossburg, fell on a landing of the staircase at her home the other day and sprained her right ankle and knee.
Mrs. Joe. H. Geer, of Mansfield, who has been in poor health for several years, entered the Hornell, N.Y. sanitarium last week to receive treatment.
Benjamin Rumsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Rumsey, of Mansfield, was recently elected president of the Civil Engineering Society of State College.
With the last issue of the Knoxville Courier Editor Charles E. Brugler completed his twentieth year as editor and proprietor of that excellent country weekly.
L. B. Whitney has just finished plastering a large cement block silo for S. O. Putnam. It is said to be the neatest thing of the kind in the county – Covington Sun.
The North Branch Association of the Universalists will convene at Athens, Pa., beginning Nov. 16 and continuing up to and including Nov. 19. All interested are urged to attend.
Miss Anna Biddle, daughter of the late I. Biddle, of Blossburg, and Mr. George M. Anderson, both of Kane, Pa., were married last Wednesday. They will reside in Youngstown, Ohio.
James Ruggles, of Gaines, has bought M. M. Dunham’s bakery at Ulysses, and took possession last week. Mr. and Mrs. Dunham will remove to Rochester, where they will conduct a bakery.
Mrs. Mary Godley was found dead in her bed the other morning at the home of her brothers, Ora Paul, at Newfield, Potter County. Heart disease was the cause of death. She was 22 years of age.
Mr. H. R. Anderson and Miss Floy Watkins, of Mansfield, were married last Wednesday at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Watkins. Their many friends extend congratulations and best wishes.
Mrs. James L. O’Herron, of Arnot, died last Thursday after an illness of several months. Besides her husband and family, her mother, Mrs. James O’Connor, of Arnot, Pa., and one brother, Daniel, of Bradford, Pa., survive her.
Mr. Lynn H. Hall, chief clerk at the Mansfield Normal School, and Miss Myra Gaige, a graduate of that institution, and a successful teacher, were married Thursday at the home of the bride’s mother on Extension street, in Mansfield.
Mr. Byron Jones, aged 76, died at his home at Troupsburg, N.Y., on Oct. 20. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, James Jones, of Painted Post, N.Y., and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson, of Knoxville, and Mrs. Hiram Reynolds, of Troy, N.Y.
Mr. Charles E. Andrews, aged 65, died on Oct. 21, of peritonitis, at his home in West Jackson. His wife, one son, Lewis B. Andrews, and one daughter, Miss Minnie Andres, survive him. He was a veteran of the civil war and was one of the most prominent and progressive citizens of northwestern Tioga county.
Ira Bowles of Westfield, was called to Canisteo, N.Y., on Oct. 24th by the death of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bowles, whose death was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning from inhaling fumes from imperfect combustion of gas in the stove. Such cases are very rare. Mrs. Libbie Scribner, of Greenwood, N.Y., who was visiting Mrs. Bowles, nearly died from the same cause.
The Elk Run Telephone Association held their annual stockholders’ meeting at Marshlands on Friday, Oct. 29. The following Directors were elected Dr. Harry Howland, Chas. H. Watrous, E. E. Dutcher, R. G. Maynard, Chas. Gross, William E. Dewey, P. H. Dewey. The officers elected are P. H. Dewey, President; R. G. Maynard, Vice President; Dr. Harry Howland, Secretary and Treasurer.
Burglars entered the Erie station at Mansfield the other night, but did not succeed in making away with anything of value. Part of a window of the women’s waiting room was removed. The ticket office door was pried open the cash drawer broken from its fastenings, and Station Master W. H. Kinney’s desk broken open and the papers scattered around, but the safe, which contained considerable money, was not molested.
Evelyn, the 1-year-old daughter of New York Central Fireman Roy Bartlett, of Corning was perhaps fatally burned about 9 o’clock Friday morning. Her mother was in the next house, and Evelyn got hold of some matches, one of which she ignited, her clothes catching fire. Seeing the blaze through the window from the next house, the child’s mother ran home, to find Evelyn enveloped in flames. Mrs. Bartlett beat out the flames, sustaining burns on her own hands. The upper part of the child’s body was badly burned.
C. M. Quimby and family, of Antrim, are preparing to remove to Tioga, West Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. William Blair, of Antrim, will remove to White Plains, N.Y., to reside with their daughters. A farewell reception was given the Blair and Quimby families in the town hall at Antrim last Friday evening. Refreshments were served, the band gave a concert and addresses were made by several of their friends. The people of Antrim greatly regret their removal, but wish them happiness and good fortune in their new homes.
Mrs. Serene Kilburn Bush, aged 66, wife of Mr. Jackson Bush, of Austinburg,
died on Oct. 19, of cancer. She was born on Feb. 20, 1843, and was married
on March 7, 1867. Besides her husband she is survived by five children
– Rose, wife of E. E. Holmes, of Austinburg; Nettie, wife of R. A. Wakeley,
of Knoxville; Mrs. Minnie Bell, of Woodbine, Ga.; Commodore J. Bush, of
Wellsville, N.Y., and Miss Flausy Bush, a young lady at home. She is also
survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Bush, of Deerfield, and Mrs. Jane Bush,
of Knoxville, and one brother, Solomon Kilburn, of Lawrenceville.
Kate Hutchinson against William Hutchinson; hearing of rule continued to February 20 at 1 p.m.
On Tuesday morning the case of William D. Mitstifer against Liberty Township, an action of trespass, was called for trial. The plaintiff was driving on the road from liberty borough to Trout Run in September, 1894, with a team of horses and a lumber wagon containing two barrels of cider, and upon driving on a small bridge about half a mile below the borough the flooring of the bridge gave away and the team, wagon and an fell to the water below, some eight feet. Mr. Mitstifer was seriously injured in the back and bruised about his head and shoulders. One of the barrels of cider fell across him, and he was injured internally. The plaintiff claims the bridge was notoriously defective and unsafe, and asks for $7,000 damages.
Last night the plaintiff had all his testimony in before the jury, except the evidence of the doctors as to the result of the injuries he sustained. It was shown that the bridge in question was built in 1886 by F. M. Sheffer, our present Prothouctary; that it was constructed of hemlock, and that the timbers were affected by “dry rot”; that the Pathmaster of the piece of road where the bridge is located had been repeatedly notified that the bridge was unsafe, and that the Supervisors had notice from the general talk of the people of the township that the bridge was dangerous.
Upon petition the Court fixed the place of holding elections in Farmington township at the house of C. E. McCollum, the house heretofore used for that purpose having been destroyed by fire.
Upon petition, the Court appointed A. M. Dunham, of Knoxville, Constable in place of A. B. Graves, who recently died.
Hulda Borg, indicted at the November Sessions for resisting an officer, was discharged upon motion, no prosecutor appearing.
L. G. Sherman pleaded guilty to the charge of larceny. Sentence was postponed.
The Court appointed A. R. Niles surveyor and O. G. Gerould and F. M. Patche3n viewers to view and make report upon a petition for a new bridge at Canoe Camp across the Tioga river, the old bridge being about worn out.
Events at Covington.
A Local Teacher’s Institute – Personal and Minor Matters.
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Covington, Feb. 3. – The local teacher’s institute held at this place last Friday evening and Saturday was quite interesting and profitable. The teachers all seemed to take pride in making the institute a success. Everyone was ready with a well-prepared paper. The lecture, the musical selection and the recitations were all excellent. About 500 persons listened to the lecture on Friday evening, and the Saturday sessions were attended by about 230 persons. Miss Klock deserves special mention for the excellent training of her scholars in music.
Among the teachers in attendance at the institute were H. F. Walker, of Blossburg; John Gibson and W. W. Inscho, Canoe Camp; Profs. VanNorman and Longstreet, of Mansfield; Prof. Ward, of Liberty; and Misses Skeele and Bates, of Mansfield.
The friends of Mr. Bradley Wilkins, about 50 in number, gathered at his home on Monday last to celebrate his 60th birthday. They left a nice large easy chair to remind Mr. Wilkins of the occasion and of their kind regards.
Miss Libbie M. Farrer is reported sick. She was obliged to close her school on Friday and was unable to attend the institute on Saturday.
Rev. M. A. Kennelley, and T. G. Ward, principal of the Liberty school, were guests of Mr. R. W. Kelts last Friday and Saturday.
The quarterly meeting of the Disciple Church on Saturday and Sunday was well attended. Rev. Mr. Bloom is a speaker of great power, and he preached to an attentive and appreciative audience.
Rev. H. S. Jenanyan, the Armenian preacher, who talked to us on the persecution of his people by the Turks, awakened much interest in Armenian affairs and in foreign missions generally. A collection was taken at the close of the lecture. The sum realized was $25.39.
Rev. W. R. Armington began evangelistic services in the Methodist Church on Sunday evening.
Many of our people are attending court this week in connection with the Bradley case.
Miss Katie Kiley is reported sick.
Mrs. Seward French is visiting friends in Covington.
Affairs at Hammond.
Personal Notes – Stripping The Tobacco – Social and Religious Events.
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Hammond, Feb. 3. – Mr. William Groom, of Williamsport, is visiting relatives in this place.
A number of our tobacco-growers are taking advantage of this extremely soft weather to strip their last fall’s crop.
Miss Jennie Hammond is visiting in Wellsboro.
There will be a leap-year party at Mrs. G. L. Cole’s next Friday evening. The ladies are engaging their partners already, I would suggest that some lady ask the scribe to accompany her to the party. Don’t all apply at once!
The Christian Endeavor-day programme was well rendered in all its parts Sunday evening. The pastor of the Church, Rev. S. G. Brundage, of Tioga, was present, also about a dozen Endeavorers from the same place.
Mr. Henry Pifer, of Changewater, N.J., spent Sunday with friends in this place.
Mrs. John McLean is suffering from an attack of bronchitis.
Miss Grace Stevens gave a party Saturday evening in honor of her friend, Will Groom.
Messrs. Sheiman and Kriner are engaged in shipping bolts to the beading factory at Lawrenceville.
Mr. William Hallahan was summoned to Corning the first of last week, to see a sick friend.
Mr. John McClean, who has been very ill for several days, has so far recovered that he is able to attend to his duties in the blacksmith shop.
Mr. Laverne Webster, of Farmington, spent Sunday with friends in this place.
There is some talk of having a series of revival meetings in the Baptist church in the near future.
It is thought that the coming season’s cutting will exhaust the timber on the Kimball tract.
Miss Hooker is visiting her sister, Mrs. Frank Deuel, in this place.
Facts from Mansfield.
Recent Events of Interest In That Lively Borough.
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Mansfield, Feb. 3. – There will be a lecture in Alumni hall next Thursday evening by ex-Senator John J. Ingalls.
Mrs. Theetge died at her home last Wednesday, after an illness of a few weeks. Her two daughters survive her. The funeral was held in the Methodist church, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
The Odd Fellows’ reception has been postponed until the 14th on account of the lecture at the Normal.
The third concert of the course given last Thursday evening by the Normal School of Music was very good indeed. The next concert will be by the New York Philharmonic Club.
A horse and wagon were stolen from under the Methodist Church sheds last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sweet returned from their wedding trip Saturday and were given a reception in the evening at the home of Mr. Orson Smith.
The Hook and Ladder Company’s annual reception, held last Friday evening, was a decided success. About ninety people partook of the elegant supper served at the Hotel Allen. A new feature was the concert before the dancing.
Mrs. Munn fell and broke her thigh last Wednesday. It was her eighty-seventh birthday.
Rev. F. W. Reynolds will continue his meetings at the Schodac School house for another week. There have been fourteen converts already.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Handsom rejoiced at the birth of a son.
The cigar-factory resumed work Monday morning.
The Methodists already have one hundred converts.
--Ben Zine’s Cousin
Notes from Mainesburg.
Calming Down – Personal Intelligence.
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Mainesburg, Feb. 3. – The old bear could see this shadow yesterday, so we may confidently look for a hard winter before us yet.
Our little village has relapsed into its normal condition of quietness again, after the excitement occasioned by the arrest of a lot of the boys and taking them to court, charged with “riotous living.” Very little sympathy is expressed for the complainant, who was detained in Wellsboro, in “durance vile” for the costs. My advice to the complainant and her advisers, and also to the boys, is, “Don’t do so any more. It doesn’t pay.”
Mr. G. E. Stauffer, who has been sick for the past two weeks, seems a little better now, and his recovery is hoped for.
Mr. Jerry Austin, who is an old man, is running down quite rapidly since the death of his wife, which occurred a couple of weeks ago. He has leased his farmer to C. Monroe Brooks, who will take possession immediately.
The Creamery Association has filled the ice-house with very fine ice and is otherwise getting ready for the coming season.
Mainesburg Lodge, I.O.O.F., is increasing quite rapidly in membership from the best citizens of Mainesburg and Sullivan township.
Death of P. S. Tuttle.
Demise of an Old and Respected Citizen of Tioga.
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Tioga, Feb. 3. – Mr. P. S. Tuttle, one of our oldest and most esteemed citizens, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Stratton, Addison, N.Y., last Tuesday. He was nearly 88 years of age. Mr. Tuttle came to Tioga from Big Flats, N.Y., about 1844 and opened a grocery store. He was burned out with the rest of the business men in 1871, and he afterward built the brick store just north of the Episcopal church on Main street, where he kept a general store until about 1880 or 1881. Then he went out of business on account of failing eyesight. For several years past Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle have spent the winter at Addison, N.Y., with their daughter, Mrs. Stratton. Mr. Tuttle leaves a widow and a son and daughter, who reside at Addison. –H.L.
Accident at Antrim.
Boy Hurt While Coasting – Personal
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Antrim, Feb. 3. – Raymond, the seven-year-old son of D. L. Laraby, met with a bad accident last Saturday. He and some other children were coasting by the hall, when he lost control of his sled, which ran against the wood covering of a fire-plug. He was taken up bleeding freely, and after being washed he was found to have two bad cuts on his face.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank VanDusen, of Farmington, visited F. H. Marvin last Wednesday.
Homer B. Card, of Sullivan, candidate for Register and Recorder, made the acquaintance of voters here last Thursday.
Jottings in Jackson.
Grange Celebration – Religious Meetings – Shipping Hay.
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Jackson, Feb 3. – Mitchell Mills Grange will celebrate their sixth anniversary next Saturday evening.
Rev. W. H. Porter is conducting revival meetings at Jackson Summit.
Large quantities of hay have been shipped from Millerton and other stations on the Tioga branch during the past week.
The revival meetings at East Lawrence will be continued during the present week.
A good many people are anxiously looking for a few cold days, as there are a good many empty ice-houses in this section.
Mr. and Mrs. John Styres, of Sullivan, visited friends here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Reep, of Mansfield, are visiting their many friends in this section.
News from Nelson.
Personal Notes – To Honor Washington.
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Nelson, Feb. 3. – George Richards has sold his farm to E. E. Bates, and will move to Covington next spring.
W. B. Loop went to Detroit last Thursday to close a bargain with a drug firm. He is to travel for the firm, his territory being northern Pennsylvania and southern New York.
The members of the Grand Army are to celebrate Washington’s birthday with speeches, singing, declarations and a good time generally.
As the old bear saw his shadow yesterday, we hope now we may have a little sleighing.
T. D. Selph is improving in health.
Matters in Middlebury.
Several Items from that Section of the County.
Correspondence of the Agitator.
West’s Valley, Feb. 3. – Mrs. A. E. Rowley fell on the ice near her door the other day and sprained her wrist.
Mr. Harbaugh, of Elmira, is visiting friends here.
Miss Avery, of Ansonia, is spending a few days with relatives here.
Several of our people attended the Free Baptist quarterly meeting at Wellsboro.
The Aid society realized $8.50 from their dinner and social at T. H. Houghtaling’s last week.
Births, Marriages and Deaths
Friends, In Jackson, Bn., January 11, 1896 to Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Friends, a daughter.
Mudge. – At Binghamton, N.Y., January 28, 1896, Mrs. E. G. Mudge, widow of the late W. L. Mudge, aged 69 years.
Spaulding – At Black River Falls, Wis., October 12, 1896, Mr. Seymour S. Spaulding, aged ?? years and 4 months. Mr. Spaulding was formerly a resident of Chatham in this county.
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Mainesburg, Feb. 22. – We are having fine weather for the anniversary of the birth of the father of our country.
Quite a number of our citizens are wrestling with the grip nowadays.
Mr. Jesse Williams has taken possession of the E. C. Smith farm, and has moved his family into the house, Mr. Smith having moved into the C. J. Soper house near the place of his son, Dennis Smith.
Mr. Stanard, the butter maker, is to move from the DeWitt house into the George Wilkins house soon.
E. D. Rumsey will vacate the C. M. Robbins premise sometime next month.
P. P. Smith is to move the coming week into his house in this borough, and his son-in-law, J. G. Leiby, will move to his (Smith’s) farm in Sullivan township and run business there. It is expected that D. C. Smith, of Elk Run, will take to himself a wife and move to the J. Austin farm, which he purchased at executor’s sale last January.
There is also talk that Mr. Shaw will move here and run the store lately occupied by J. N. Strange. The goods in the store have been inventoried, and the inside has been newly painted.
J. B. Comfort will move into the Anson Wells house, and George Richards and his mother will occupy the tenant house vacated by Mr. Comfort, and will work E. R. Maine’s farm the coming season.
D. Lucas will “set up” housekeeping in Mrs. J. B. Comfort’s house in the near future. This completes the changes, so far as I have heard, in our town.
Mr. G. W. Doud is failing quite rapidly now, and it is only a question of a short time when he will be called to “pass over the river.”
Mr. Burt Squires’ house in Gray Valley burned last Saturday early in the evening. I have not learned the particulars of the fire. It was a fine new house just completed last fall, and as he is a young man just starting in life it will be a severe blow to him. I have not learned whether he had any insurance, but knowing him to be a prudent business man I have no doubt he carried some insurance.
Mr. N. E. Calkins left here last week for a short visit with friends at Tioga.
Rev. I. B. Hyde, of East Troy, occupied the Methodist pulpit here yesterday morning. The Methodist Ladies Aid society met at the home of Mrs. D. F. Rumsey for dinner last Friday.
Notes from Draper.
Wellsboro Agitator, 24 FEB 1897
Warm Township Elections – Business and Personal News.
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Draper, Feb. 22 – Mr. C. O. Willcot has rented the John Steele farm in Delmar.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Warriner were called to Chatham yesterday to attend the funeral of James Hall, Mrs. Warriner’s brothers.
The township election passed off with considerable excitement over Collector. I understand from the north district that there is a ring call the Orr and Sabin ring, which they tried to “bust.” If that is so, they failed most decidedly. We are not sure whether there is any such thing as a political ring here, for you see we don’t believe everything that is said.
There is much sickness here, and I hear the whooping cough is coming.
Mr. C. W. Fuller, of Catlin Hollow, was here last week on business.
Mr. N. H. Compton is improving.
Mr. Oscar Comstock was visiting his brother at Lorenton last week.
We have a brass band all in running order at Stony Fork.
The Election in Tioga Township.
Wellsboro Agitator, 24 FEB 1897
Action Taken By One of the Clerks AT the Election and Since.
To the Editor of the Agitator:
Tioga, Feb. 23 – Upon the opening of the polls in Tioga township a week ago, C. L. Miller, one of the clerks on the Board, tried to explain some points in the Baker Ballot, law as regards marking ballots, and urged the Board to exclude all candidates for office from entering the booths with the voter, as it cannot be construed in any other light than electioneering. He also added the use of the specimen ballot. If a man doesn’t know how; or fully understand how, to mark his ballot, he may have a specimen ballot and ask someone to mark that, and then he may take with him into the booth the specimen ballot and copy therefrom.
He further held that every voter must mark his own ballot to preserve the secrecy of the law, and that a man must state to the Board that he is disabled, when the Board may grant him assistance; and unless these rules were observed during the election he would “kick.”
These rules were not observed, and he did not attest to the returns, but made affidavit to the court, stating his reasons why he did not sign the returns.
The matter will be of much interest and will be taken to court. If not immediately, the natural course will bring it there upon the annual settlement of accounts. More facts will be revealed as time permits.
Affairs at Osceola.
Wellsboro Agitator, 24 FEB 1897
Business Notes – Personal Events – Recent Death
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Osceola, Feb. 22 – Coral Morgan has built a feed mill near the Addison and Pennsylvania railway.
Mrs. Mr. Jones, of Jersey City, has been visiting her mother, Nancy Atherton, during the past week.
John Flanders has moved his family from Elmira into Henry Tu???’s farmhouse near the mill.
Miss Clara Tubbs died at the home of George Tubbs last Tuesday morning in the seventy-seventh year of her age. She had been blind and perfectly helpless for several years.
Rev. Dr. Greer, of Elkland, preached in the Presbyterian church last week Sunday morning, for Rev. Dr. Moon, who is in New York on vacation. Dr. Greer is sure of an appreciative audience when he speaks in this place.
Vine Crandall and his wife are home from Buffalo for a few days, visiting his father and other friends.
Miss Nettie Cadogan, of Buffalo, was visiting her parents last week.
H. S. Sherwood and L. B. Cadogan drove to Mansfield the other day to hear General Gordon’s lecture on “The Last Days of the Confederacy.”
Mrs. W. D. Knox and Mrs. C. Ray, of Knoxville, were in town last Tuesday afternoon.
Rev. I. K. Libby and wife, of Tyrone, N.Y., were calling on old parishioners last week.
There was a donation for Rev. John Segwald last Friday evening in the Presbyterian society’s rooms.
Mrs. S. C. Young has opened a lunchroom in connection with her bakery since the burning of the hotel.
A. VanZile has gone to Pittsburg to attend the meeting of the K.O.T.M.
L. R. Calvin sold his wool the first of last week. He had eleven thousand pounds.
Mrs. Norm Flanders died at her home on Wednesday morning, of cancer in the bowels, in the sixty-first year.
Ripples from Round Top.
Wellsboro Agitator, 24 FEB 1897
Spring Moves to Come – Horses Shipped In - Personal
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Round Top, Feb 22. – The words “bought the Mickel farm farm of” were omitted through mistake from an item in last week’s correspondence, materially changing its significance. The paragraphs should have read:
Mr. Emery Day has sold his house and lot in Welsh Settlement to Mr. John Ridge and bought the Mickel farm of Mr. Nathan Willard for $1,000.
Mr. Benjamin Mills is behaving himself proud over the advent of a bouncing son.
Mr. Thurston Bentley and family expect to move this week to their new home in Bradford county.
Our sugar-makers are waiting for weather favorable for sapping the sap-bushes.
Mr. M. Butler, of Duncan, is to move into Mr. Luther Carpenter’s house about the first of April.
Mrs. Martha Claus is making a three-week’s visit among relatives in Westfield and Chatham townships.
Our blacksmith, Mr. Harry Wetherbee, now has his shop and residence connected by telephone.
Rev. D. J. Kimball and Miss Nora Kimball, of Jasper, N.Y., visited relatives and friends here several days last week.
Mr. Arthur Field is moving from Delmar to the farm on Shumway hill owned by Mrs. Lettie Johnson. Mr. Field is to work that form the coming season.
A number of horses shipped from Buffalo, N.Y., to Antrim, and brought
here to be disposed of by Mr. John Davis, were sold to farmers and others
Tidings from Tompkins
Wellsboro Agitator, 24 FEB 1897
Matters of Generals Interest in That Region
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Tompkins, Feb. 22 – The saw mill is being stocked with logs.
Mrs. James Hoyt has been suffering with neuralgia.
Mr. G. G. Close, our Sunday school superintendent, was on the programme at the institute at Tioga Junction last week.
Rev. C. A. Mudge and family were guests of Mr. L. A. Church, at Lawrenceville, last Saturday.
Several of the family of Robert Gee have been sick for some time.
The revival meetings have been very successful thus far. About ten conversions are reported, Rev. A. S. Gould, of Campbell, N.Y., who goes home today, has assisted the Methodist pastor nobly.
Mrs. John Case is ill.
A team belonging to G. G. Close was engaged in drawing ice from the river the other day, when they broke through the ice. Mr. Close succeeded in unhitching the truces and secure several men from a neighboring tobacco shed, who managed to rescue the animals.
A donation is to be held next Friday night at Delos Colegrove’s for the benefit of Rev. C. A. Mudge.
I hear that Rev. Harry Wilkins, the evangelist, is to aid Rev. E. E. Jones, of Lawrenceville, in revival work. The people of our neighboring town will not be disappointed.
Mr. Daniel Smith, of Nelson, has a rare curio in the form of a hat rack,
consisting of five buffalo horns, nicely polished, each with a ruff of
the gray hair about it and securely fastened to a piece of board. Mr. Smith
bought it for $1 of an Indian in the West. Experts say that such a collection
of the increasingly rare buffalo horns would easily sell for $25. Mr. Smith
is justly proud of his novel hat-rack, which is an elegant ornament.
Events in Elkland.
Wellsboro Agitator, 24 FEB 1897
Interesting Happenings in the Borough.
Elkland, Feb. 22 – Tobacco in this section is nearly all sorted, but only about one-half of the crop is sold.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Harrower and two daughters are guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Stall.
The borough fathers have purchased the old skating rink, and intend to fix it over for an engine house and other borough purposes.
The Y.P.S.C.E. are to celebrate Washington’s birthday with a patriotic entertainment.
Elkland is greatly in need of a good, bustling editor, and he would
be well patronized.
The Citizens’ Steam and Host Company gave a very interesting reception last Friday evening. The receipts were over $60.
Prof. H. C. Heggar, of Troy, closed a successful school in vocal music last Thursday evening. Special mention of the talent is left out for want of space.
Mr. H. Miner is confined to the house with a very bad ??? on his thumb.
Last Tuesday’s election was the hottest ever witnessed in this borough. The water works faction was overwhelmingly defeated by the farmer faction and a few others, as the water-works candidate for Burgess ??? them. It seems that the phrase “a few others” means a good many, according to the election returns.
Wellsboro Agitator, 24 FEB 1897
A Handful of Items from that Borough
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Nelson, Feb. 22 – The hills are bare again, and it looks as though spring was on its way here.
Messrs. Churchill and Simmons have been drilling a well at the house on J. D. Campbell’s farm. They have fifty feet of good water. Mr. Campbell expects to put up a windmill soon.
A social was held at the residence of Mrs. Mary Babcock last Friday evening, for the benefit of the Methodist parsonage fund. The sum of $5 was netted.
Mr. Isaac Macoon, of Addison, was over here Saturday evening to sell grass.
More or less of a dissatisfied feeling has prevailed among the taxpayers of the south end of Charleston township since the new High School was established at Dartt Settlement, owing to the fact that the new school was not available for serving the children in the south district. As a result a public meeting was held at the Grange Hall in cherry Flats last Friday afternoon to consider the advisability of building a new High School that will accommodate the children of that section of the township.
The meeting was well attended, over 100 taxpayers being present, and considerable enthusiasm was manifested in the proposed new High School. Leonard Miller presided as chairman and Milo Patterson was chosen secretary. Brief talks were made by Messrs. Ben F. Edwards, Thomas Lewis, Joseph Ashley, Arthur Dockstader, Floyd Haverly, Sherman Ridge and others. The consensus of opinion was that the country districts should be provided with better schools and that they should be located at points accessible by the largest number of pupils without regard to township lines.
The plan proposed is to form an independent school district by taking part of the south end of Charleston township, not now served by the Dartt Settlement High School, and a small part of Bloss township now included in Covington school district, and a part of Covington township. A map showing the two townships and the portion to be set aside was prepared and explained by D. H. Ford.
A petition will be presented at the May term of court, praying that a commission be appointed to view the proposed new school district and recommend for or against its adoption. The petition has been signed by the following: E. C. Howell, D. H. Ford, J. D. Patterson, L. M. Miller, M. F. Patterson, H. E. Smith, C. L. Bowen, J. R. Ford, Floyd Zimmer, D. D. Jones, D. B. Rose, J. F. Haverley, P. W. Smith, D. N. Smith, M. A. Thompson, J. N. Jackson, R. D. Jones, John Blanchard, G. S. Parsons, Thomas L. Jones, J. G. Haverley, C. J. Parsons, A. C. Dyke, B. F. Edwards, Fred Ingalls, Henry J. Davis, Leon Simerson, D. A. Whiting, J. C. Blanchard, W. R. March, W. H. Patterson, N. C. Brewster, G. W. Smith, W. H. Kelsey, C. A. Scott, V. P. Hall, and John A. Bowen.
A Public Library.
A meeting was held at the court house last Friday evening for the purpose of perfecting an organization for establishing a public library in Wellsboro.
Mill Helen Underwood Price, traveling representative of the State Library Commission, gave an informal talk on the best methods of conducting a library and the benefits to be derived, together with many interesting facts which will aid materially in the successful launching of a public library in Wellsboro. Miss Price, who has been trained in the work by years of experience, is an expert on all matters pertaining to the formation and conduct of a public library. Moreover, she has a pleasing personality and engaging manner and invests her subject with such a degree of earnestness and forcefulness that one cannot help but realize that she is thoroughly imbued with the great importance of the subject and the incalculable benefit to be derived from such a library as is proposed in this borough.
Miss Price, in her introductory remarks, stated that she was I the employ of the State Library Commission to travel about from place to place to help along free public libraries and to lend her assistance where new libraries are to be established, and that her salary and expenses are paid by the State.
The following officers were elected: President, H. F. March; Vice Presidents, Mrs. O. A. Kilbourn, Mrs. Champaign and Miss Harriet A. Simpson; Secretary, Mrs. F. H. Shaw; Treasurer, Hon. F. S. Rockwell
Favors Woman Suffrage.
Bishop James H. Darlington of this Episcopal Diocese, told the Pennsylvania Suffrage League at a meeting in Philadelphia one day last week why he favored woman suffrage. Bishop Darlington urged from the ground of giving womankind a chance. Because women are less busy than men and are often better posted on the topics of the day, he believed that they would improve matters if given a hand in the government.
“Be patient,” was his advice, “not too patient, but just reasonably so. Be good-natured, and above all things don’t become hysterical, and you will get what you want.” [But, you’ll still have to deal with condescension – I added this JMT]
Crooked Creek, March 16. – Mr. and Mrs. Will Archer, of Mill Creek, visited relatives here last week.
A large number from this place attended the funeral of Mrs. N. P. Webster held in the Charleston church last Wednesday.
Mrs. Carrie Gee, of Tioga, has been spending the past week at Ira Whitney’s.
Mr. Anson Pollock has returned to her home in Pittsburg after spending the past three months at T. M. Archer’s.
Mrs. Hannah Campbell has been spending the past week at T. H. Holiday’s.
A. A. Dickinson, of Jackson Summit, visited old friends here last Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. Jim Goodwin, of Marsh Creek, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Lem Manning, R. D. 2.
Mrs. Gladys Spaulding, of Elmira, has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Root, the past week.
Mrs. Cora Beers is spending a few days in Wellsboro.
Billy Mitchell lost a valuable cow one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Blanchard have gone to Lawrenceville to spend some time with their daughter, Mrs. L. C. Carpenter, who has just moved there.
Rutland, March 16. – Mrs. Fred White is very sick with appendicitis. Otis Merrick also has an attack of appendicitis it is feared.
Sarah Phelps has tonsillitis.
Mrs. U. P. Adams entertained the Sunshine Club for supper last Saturday. A very pleasant time was enjoyed. Ice cream and cake was served, with other edibles.
Some of our farmers report a good sap run.
Mr. and Mrs. Bogg, of East Troy, are visiting their granddaughter, Mrs. Kelsey.
Lorea Updike has purchased a house and lot in town.
New maple sugar will be served next Saturday evening at the Arnot House, for the benefit of the Baptist church. Those interested in the v??? contest must be sure to come, as it is drawing to a close.
Emory Mudge recently returned from Connocut, Ohio, where he has been employed as a civil engineer.
Mrs. R. Brady and family, of McKeesport, are visiting relatives in this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Cole, of Corning, have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fischler, of Wellsboro, are frequent callers in this vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Mudge attended the Ashley reunion, in Sullivan.
The oats crop so far promises a good yield.
The continued dry weather has had a decidedly bad effect on potatoes.
Arthur Walbridge recently cut and bound with his harvester five acres of oats in three hours.
Mrs. Dora Russell and Mrs. W. E. Dale visited Mrs. Charles Wilson on Thursday.
Mr. Henry Monroe and Mr. and Mrs. R. Brady visited relatives at Hoytville Thursday.
Jeweler Saks, of Mansfield, has bought a 1912 Overland touring car.
A son was born Aug. 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McIntosh of Blossburg.
A son was born on August 20, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Metcalf, of Westfield.
The Regal automobile owned by M. S. Haskins, of Knoxville, was destroyed by fire a few days ago.
R. A. McCrumb and daughter, of Mulliken, Mich., were recent guests of his brother, F. T. McCrumb, at “Spring Brook Farm.”
Married at the Baptist parsonage at Big Flats, N.Y., by Rev. Mr. Stilwell, Mr. Ernest Wheeler and Miss Norma Gould, both of Elmira.
David, a young son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Richards of Covington, was thrown from a horse the other day and severely injured. He was unconscious for three hours.
Mrs. W. R. Ridington and son, William, of Birdsboro, Pa., and Miss Olive Robbins, of Mansfield, spent last week at the home of their sister, Mrs. F. T. McCrumb, at “Spring Brook Farm.”
Miss Violetta M. Miller, of Leolyn, Pa., and Harry W. Bassett, of Grover, Pa., were married August 14 at the parsonage of the First Methodist Episcopal church in Elmira, by Rev. A. J. Saxe, pastor of the church.
Miss Elsie Kelsey, of Covington, and Henry Spencer, of Fall Brook, were married Thursday evening at 8 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelsey, by Rev. F. M. Poland.
Mrs. Calvin Stafford died suddenly at her home in Moravia, N.Y., on August 18th, from a paralytic stroke. She was the daughter of the late Charleton Phillips and was born at Westfield. She is survived by her husband and one son, Clare.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Sedinger and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Stoddard, formerly Miss Juanita Sedinger, and Joseph Sedinger, all of Cleveland, Ohio, as visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sedinger, and other relatives in Millerton and vicinity..
At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the State Cottage Hospital, at Blossburg, last Wednesday afternoon, it was decided to continue Doctor Ditchburn, of Arnot, who has been in charge of the hospital during Dr. Crandall’s illness, as surgeon-in-charge, until a successor to the late Dr. Crandall is elected.
Mrs. Myra Doud Andrews, aged 81 years, died Aug. 12, at her home in Mills, Pa. She was a daughter of the late Russell and Polly Doud, and was born at Windsor, Broome county, N.Y., Dec. 30, 1829. She was the widow of the late William Andrews, who died several years ago. The remains were taken to Binghamton for burial.
The following members of Demin? Post of Millerton, attended the National Encampment at Rochester; W. H. Husted, Albert Ashdown and wife, J. L. Sedinger, J. C. Belknap, W. H. Garrison, T. J. Garrison, Jay Crandall and wife, G. K. Newman, Guests of the post are: Geo. H. Hudson, of Walker, Iowa; Peter French, of Elmira; Mrs. L. A. Robbins, of Elmira.
Paul C. Cudworth [SRGP 06711] died suddenly of heart disease recently at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. P. Barnes, in Manistee, Mich. Mr. Cudworth had lived in Manistee for the last eighteen years. He had been in failing health for two or three years. He was born in Mainesburg, Pa., July 15, 1834, and is the last member of his family. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
H. Z. Pride and Son, of Westfield, have commenced the erection of a grist mill on the lands recently purchased of C. E. Krusen. W. R. Burrell has the contract for the mason and carpenter work. The mill will be equipped for grinding feed and buckwheat and later it is expected to add machinery for grinding flour. It will be 54 by 100 feet. It will have a capacity of over two tons of feed an hour and as the demands increase the plant will be enlarged.
The 28th annual basket picnic of Seeley Creek Lodge No. 641. I.O.O.F., and Geraldin Rebekah Lodge, No. 141 was held at Daggett, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 20. The speakers of the day were H. L. Gardner, Esq., of Elmira, Rev. J. W. Ripley, of Pine City, and Rev. C. M. Fanning, of Millerton. Good music, a ball game and other sports helped to enliven the occasion. An ice cream social was held in the evening. Committee: J. E. Sedinger, J. R. Scott, Theron Lane.
A horse team attached to a buggy occupied by Orrin Furman of Rutland, and M. Shepard of State Run, ran away in this place Friday, demolishing the carriage and slightly injuring Mr. Shepard, says the Millerton Advocate. The horses became frightened at the noise of a riveting machine at work at the new iron bridge. Becoming detached from the buggy, they ran over a mile up the valley, where they were caught by Giles ?Kinter?. The horses were un-injured.
Rev. Francis Tuck, of Williamsport, who at one time was rector of St. James Parish, Mansfield, died recently in the Episcopal hospital, Philadelphia, following an illness of seven weeks. Five years ago, while engaged in missionary work in Colorado, Mr. Tuck was attacked by Bright’s disease, which ultimately caused his death. Burial was in the Canton cemetery. Mr. Tuck is survived by his widow and four children – Francis J. of Texas, Catherine M., Lillian F., and Mabel C. G., of Williamsport. He was a Mason.
Mrs. Katrina Anderson, aged 80 years, wife of Rasmus Anderson, of Blossburg, died on Aug. 18. She was born in Denmark and came to Blossburg with her husband in 1870, where they had since resided, except for two years in California. Her husband and one daughter, Mrs. M??? Rose, survive her, besides three grandchildren – Ruth and R????? Marvin, children of her daughter. Mrs. Matilda Marvin, of Covington, now deceased, and Elinor, infant [article ends here]
In the case of Wakley versus the St. Paul Insurance Company, being tried as we went to press last week, the defendant alleged that the automobile insured by the company, as shown by the application for insurance made by Mr. Wakley, was not the same automobile which was destroyed by fire. The one described in the application was mentioned as one made in 1908 and the one burned was made in 1909. The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of $550.
Tuesday afternoon a jury was called in the case of the Commonwealth of Panna., exrel W. H. Ely, H. B. Corey, et. Al., versus C. H. DeWitt, W. A. Davey, et al. All jurors not sworn in this case were discharged.
This is the telephone case from the eastern part of the county. The Citizens’ Mutual Telephone and Telegraph Co., with home office at Mansfield, is a mutual company owning lines and phones and operating in the eastern part of Tioga county and the western part of Bradford county. It has a large number of stockholders and operates some 1,200 to 1,400 phones on its own lines. The corporation holds its annual meeting in January of each year at Mansfield. Mr. DeWitt is the president of the company and Mr. Davey is the secretary and treasurer. The by-laws of the company provided that any stockholder in order to be elected an officer of the company must at least 90 days before the annual meeting announce his name for that purpose. They also provided that the by-laws can be amended by submitting the proposed amendments to the company at least 90 days before a regular meeting, at which meeting they can then be acted upon. In accordance with the by-laws, Mr. Ashley, of Sullivan, sent to the secretary and also to a majority of the directors some proposed amendments. One of these amendments made it possible for a stockholder to be elected as an officer without announcing his name before the time of the annual meeting.
At the annual meeting held at Mansfield January 6, 1912, most of the stockholders were present, either in person or by proxy. The president, Mr. DeWitt, called the meeting to order, had the minutes of the previous meeting read and approved, elected a board of auditors, and then he stated that the next business before the meeting was the election of officers, and the chair appointed an election board to conduct the election. Mr. Ashley at once moved to dispose of the proposed amendments before proceeding to the election, but the chair ruled that he was out of order. Mr. Ashley then appealed to the meeting and a standing vote was taken. The chair declared that the vote of the meeting sustained the ruling of the chair and they would proceed to the election. At this announcement a large number of stockholders sprang to their feet demanding recognition from the chair and protesting that the vote had not been correctly announced. Great confusion and disorder arose, many trying to talk at the same time. As a result of the confusion a second meeting was organized with Mr. Ashley as chairman and two meetings of the stockholders were then held in the same room at the same time. Mr. DeWitt presided over one meeting and Mr. Ashley over the other. The meeting presided over by Mr. DeWitt re-elected the old officers, who are not holding office, and the other meeting elected Mr. Ely as president and Mr. Corey as secretary and treasurer.
The old officers refused to surrender up the books and property of the company, maintaining that they were the regularly elected officers and the others were not. The other officers, or the plaintiffs in this action, then instituted this quo warranto proceeding directing the defendants to come into court and show by what authority they claim to hold their respective offices.
All day Thursday the parties and their attorneys were conferring together in an effort to settle the case out of court and not proceed further with the evidence. Late Thursday afternoon they returned into court and the attorneys announced that a settlement had been effected and requested the court to approve of it. This the court did and the jurors and witnesses were then all discharged. It was said that each side had subpoenaed over forty witnesses. The costs amounted to near $800 as it was.
Judge A. C. Fanning, of Towanda, with Dunsmore & Edwards of Wellsboro, represented the plaintiffs, and Merrick, Young and Crichton with Charles M. Elliott of Wellsboro, represented the defendants.
The settlement was to the effect that the old officers should continue to hold office till September 27, 1912, at which time a new election would be held at Mansfield, under a Master, appointed by the court for that purpose. The telephone company to pay all costs.
Norman B. Leslie, Esq., was appointed Master in this case.
This completed the work for the week.
Jackson Summit Jottings.
Messrs. Clarence and Ray Hopkins, of Corning, spend Sunday with their mother, who is still very ill.
Mrs. Fannie Berr, spent Saturday in Elmira.
Mrs. D. B. Lain, of Elmira, is visiting friends here. All are glad to see Mrs. Lain again.
The ice cream social on Friday night netted $9.15, although a good fire was needed all evening to keep off chills while eating the cream.
Perley and Mina Berry came home Saturday night. The latter returned Sunday morning to be ready for work Monday.
Victor Ward Barber, of Corning, R. D. 2, and Miss Jennie Crowell DeGroff, of Lawrenceville, were married Nov. 17, at the Presbyterian parsonage in Corning, by Rev. John Chester Ball.
The Automobile Division of the State Highway Department is anxious to oblige all car owners who wish to secure a certain number or to retain their former one, but requests of this kind can be granted only when early application is made.
Mrs. A. H. Bunnell died at her home in Fort Edward, N.Y., Nov. 10th. Burial was in Hornell. Deceased was formerly Miss Mary Hathaway, of Tioga. Many years ago Mr. Bunnell was editor and publisher of the Tioga Express. –Argus.
At Camp Meade, the training point of Tioga county’s drafted men, Company B was awarded the first recognition of best appearance on parade and execution of drill commands to be made at the camp. The award was a large American flag of first quality, valued commercially at $250.
ALLEN - Mrs. Alpha M. Putnam, [SRGP 85308] daughter of Mrs. Lucena Allen, of Mansfield, died at her home in Buffalo November 16 of pneumonia. She was a former resident of Mansfield and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Wiseman and Verna Putnam, of Buffalo; two brothers, W. W. Allen, of Mansfield, and Edwin Allen, of Canton.
Indications after a week of unusual activities, are that the New York & Pennsylvania Railroad, between Ganisteo, N.Y., and Shinglehouse, Pa., will not go out of business on Dec. 1, as announced, but that it will be bought by the people living along the line. In fact the matter has reached the point where such procedure is almost certain.
Dr. C. W. Sheldon, returned yesterday from spending a few days in Pittsburgh, where he went to place a bid for furnishing 15,000 gallons of Tioga paint for the French government, which must be delivered by Jan. 1, 1918. Should this bid be accepted, he things it would mean further orders for at least 200,000 gallons during the coming year. –Tioga Argue.
Harry Nelson has been appointed by Governor Brumbaugh as Volunteer Officer for Potter county, with power to arrest any person with or without a warrant apprehended in the violation of a state or federal law, during the war with Germany. This is in pursuance of a state law passed last winter to protect government property and interests against enemies at home.
Mrs. N. L. Whittaker received a telegram Saturday conveying the sad news that her son, Roland Cook, was killed by the cars in Philadelphia that day. She left at midnight for that city. Mr. Cook had served in the navy four years and received his discharge just recently. He was married the seventeenth of last August. He was 23 years old and had lived here, coming to this vicinity in 1904. –Mansfield Advertiser
Harry G. Smith arrived home from his auto trip to Florida Monday noon. We understand he left his party in Jacksonville, after seeing the sights of which city they (Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Harvey, Dr. S. P. Hakes and Mrs. Smith) were to call on Mr. and Mrs. Cass Robb, at Woodbine, Ga., and then proceed by comfortable stages toward home, arriving here in a few days. –Tioga Argue.
An accident happened Saturday at the erection of the new bridge above town when the thread on a bolt stripped and let a heavy part of the iron used in the construction of the bridge fall. It was a very lucky accident, as only one of the workmen was slightly injured in one of his legs, and Orville Plaisted, of this place, received a slight graze of the skin on one side and a cold bath, together with considerable fright. –Knoxville Courier
Last Thursday evening Cecil Seymour was arrested in Knoxville, says the Courier, having in his possession hay which he had stolen from the warehouse of H. Z. Pride & Son, at the B. & S siding. J. E. Davis, in charge of the Knoxville branch of the Pride hay business, found Seymour a short distance from the place where the hay is stored, with two bales on a wagon. Cross-questioning and investigation proved that the hay was stolen and a warrant was sworn out for Seymour. He confessed in his statement to Davis former thefts of the same nature.
Mrs. Susan Weeks died Nov. 14 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Wilcox, in Westfield, where she has been confined to her bed for the past seven months. Deceased was 91 years of age. Her maiden name was Bates and her home at Coopers Plains. Her husband, Noah S. Weeks, died 21 years ago. She had four children, the eldest daughter deceased, the daughter already mentioned, a daughter, Mrs. Edith Razey, of Yale, Washington, and one son, Ritner Weeks, of Westfield. There are numerous grandchildren. The deceased since marriage spent her life in and about Sabinsville and Westfield.
Two dead in one house within a few hours of each other, was the result of diphtheria getting a foothold and being allowed to work unmolested, says the Westfield Free Press, Two deaths, that of Mrs. Nora Strait and a boy named Coover occurred on Sunday afternoon and evening at No. 10 Tannery row, near the Dell Tannery. Both had been ill for four or five days but a physician was not called until both were practically beyond help. Dr. Hayes was called and found the boy dying and Mrs. Strait in a very precarious condition. There were four other children in the house, one of whom gave evidence of being in the early stages of the disease. Anti-toxin was administered to the children and the house quarantined. On account of the family, County Commissioners Cleveland and Crawford came here on Monday afternoon to look after the burial arrangements. Mrs. Strait, deceased, is a resident of Clymer township and was engaged as housekeeper for Mr. Coover, who had three children. Mrs. Strait had two children who stayed with her. Where the disease was contracted is unknown, but probably not in Westfield, for there have been no cases here lately.
Niles Valley Notes
Mrs. H. M. Buck, of Wellsboro, spent last week with her grandson, L. M. Buck.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Manning, of Cleveland, Ohio, are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Manning.
E. M. Niles is remodeling his house.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Griffith and son, Leo, Leon and Norma Green, of Kilbuck, N.Y., are visiting at the home of Walter Sutton.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Buck and son visited at A. H. Buck’s Sunday.
Harry Keeney is ill.
A son was born recently, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill, of Bernardsville, N.J. Mrs. Hill was formerly Miss Georgia Adamy, of this place.
Mrs. John Sampson and Miss Margaret Sampson are visiting relatives at Amsterdam, N.Y.
Mrs. Myra Lyon and Mr. and Mrs. John Lyon attended the funeral of Mrs. Henry Lyon last week.
The M. E. church has a new organ.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Adamy, of Wellsboro, spent Sunday at F. A. Strutton’s.
Mrs. John Kirkpatrick and daughter, Sadie, were shopping at Wellsboro Saturday.
Frank Sweet is shingling his house.
Mr. and Mr. Hoadley, of Asaph, were Sunday guests at Mr. Bradley’s.
Mrs. Robert McInroy and Mrs. Robert Sampson spent last week with relatives at Hornell, N.Y.
Miss Annie Mechan, of Wellsboro is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. S. Niles.
Mrs. Charles Goodwin is ill.
Clarence Short, of Wellsboro, formerly of this place, has enlisted in the U.S. Army.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nelson spent Sunday at Mansfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller, of Wellsboro, spent Sunday with Mrs. Miller’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Manning.
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Mrs. L. L. Wilcox, of Crookedcreek, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Smith. She also visited her granddaughter, Mrs. Lewis Gee, who lives near Sabinsville. If she lives until the 23rd of November she will be eighty-six.
Mrs. John Dickinson and two sons, of Wellsboro, visited at the home of Geo. Smith Nov. 18.
Olaf Bryant and family, of Crooked Creek, visited at his father’s, J. E. Bryant, of Shingletown, on Sunday.
The funeral of Hattie Chapman Copp was held at Millerton Friday at 2 p.m.; burial in the Millerton Cemetery.
Rev. Charles W. Blount, pastor of the Tioga M. E. Church, has been transferred by the M. E. Conference to Canaseraga, N.Y.
Miss Mattye Bush and Russell Baker, both of Brookfield, Pa., were married by Rev. John F. Weinhauer at the Baptist parsonage at Addison, on Oct. 8.
W. H. Linder, of Farmington, has sold one of his farms to parties from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The property is known as the old Odie farm and consists of about 40 acres.
The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. George DePuy Bessemer, formerly of Knoxville, was celebrated recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Morley, at Chemung, N.Y.
Mrs. Fred Blanchard, while returning from church last Sunday, slipped on the wet pavement and fell, fracturing a bone in her shoulder. It was a very painful accident. –Covington Sun.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Meaker on the Lawrenceville road below Tioga was entered by burglars on a recent night. Money, all the family jewelry, a new suit of Mr. Meaker’s and other clothes were taken.
The Adams-Evans Co., contractors have finished the new state road between Tioga and Lawrenceville. The portion between the Milk Station Bridge and the Aiken farm is not yet uncovered, but will be in two weeks. There is still some grading to finish on the sides of the road. –Tioga Argus.
Congressman Edgar R. Kiess has recommended Alfred Goodman for Postmaster at Galeton. Mr. Goodman has qualified by passing the civil service examination and his nomination will soon be sent to the Senate for confirmation. Mr. Goodman has been for some years bookkeeper in the Elk tannery at Galeton.
Monday a warrant was issued by Justice W. W. Thompson, of Coudersport, on complaint of detective Smith, against Charles Garbrant, of Walton, charging him with being implicated in the robbery of P. Kleiman’s automobile at that place several weeks ago. Garbrant waived a hearing before Justice Allen, of Galeton, and put up a certified check of $500 for his appearance at court.
James Utter died at 3:30 o’clock, Friday afternoon, at Terre Hill, Pa. He was born in Knoxville, on December 11, 1888. His early education was obtained in the schools at Elkland. He was well known in Corning, where for a number of years he was employed. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Ivan, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Utter, and a twin sister, Miss Jessie Utter, of Corning.
Gerald Adams and Ira Ransom, of Walton, both 16 years old, who attend the Ulysses High School, had a narrow escape from death when an automobile in which they were riding was hit by a New York Central engine at the crossing on North street near the Co-operative Association building in Ulysses. The engine carried the car along two car lengths before it was stopped. The occupants escaped with a few bruises.
Margaret Williamson has won a coveted position in being selected as the violinist at the Glen Springs Sanatorium at Watkins, N.Y. This position carries with it a handsome salary besides her room and board at the sanatorium. Besides this she was honored as being one of the violinists so proficient that Otakar Sevcik, the greatest teacher of violin technique in the world, would accept her as a pupil, and she is taking occasional lessons of him. –Mansfield Advertiser
Michael Considine, of Addison, committed suicide Last Tuesday evening by shooting himself through the neck with a revolver. He was proprietor of the Addison Marble Works and was found in his shop by his wife at about 7:45 that evening, after a search caused by his failure to come home for supper at the usual hour. She immediately summoned help, and although Mr. Considine was still in a semi-conscious condition, all efforts to save his life were without avail and he died Wednesday noon.
Arthur Willow, aged six years, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Willow, of Ulysses, was fatally burned on Oct. 10, and died at the Coudersport hospital a few hours after the accident. During the absence of his mother he placed a can of kerosene on the stove and then took off a lid and poked some shingles in to make the fire burn. The fire soon ignited gas from the can and there was an explosion which attracted the attention of the mother, who entered to find Arthur terribly burned and his clothing on fire.
Mrs. George Bristol, 70 years old, a well known resident to Cedar Ledge, escaped fatal injury in a remarkable manner at her home when the range over which she was working exploded with terrific force Wednesday morning. She was in the act of emptying a box of rubbish into the range when without warning some unknown substance exploded and blew the insides out of the kitchen, smashing all of the windows and damaging the casings in the room. Mrs. Bristol received a charge of the flame, inflicting serious burns on her hands, face and arm which, although extremely painful, are not dangerous, although the shock was quite serious to a woman of her years.
Change of Management.
Harrison Valley Mineral Water Company Business Taken Over By Levi Elliott, of Morris.
Levi Elliott, of Morris, Pa., has purchased the entire interest held by Miss Lena Stevens and Mrs. Clella Michelfelder in the Harrison Valley Mineral Water Company of Harrison Valley. This transfer will make a change in the personnel and management of the company, as Miss Stevens has tendered her resignation as secretary, treasurer and acting manager of the company, her resignation to take effect immediately.
The company is one of the promising industries of this section. It has franchises for the well-known “Whistle” and “Cherry Blossom” which were secured through Miss Stevens’ efforts. Miss Aurelia Cobb, who has been employed as Miss Stevens’ assistant, also gives up her position at this time.
During the last few days a deal has gone through at Harrison Valley which gives to Hon. F. D. Councilman a controlling interest in the Harrison Valley Mineral Water Company, he having purchased the stock formerly owned by Miss Lena Stevens and Mrs. George Michelfelder. Story has been printed in some of the local papers to the effect that Levi Elliott, of Morris, Pa., has purchased these interests but this is untrue. Mr. Councilman has been in charge of the business since last May and has put it where it is a good paying proposition. –Coudersport Enterprise
Planting a Liberty Tree
Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 17 – The Department of Forestry will collect a small quantity of soil at Valley Forge and ship it to Milledgeville, Georgia, where the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will place it at the root of a Liberty Tree that is to be planted there on Armistice Day, November 11. The soil will be collected and shipped at the request of Governor Sproul, who has been informed that the tree will be planted “to remind the youth of our country that sectional estrangement no longer exists, that in place of it we have a Union of States no one can sever.”
The population of Paris has increased only 16,000 in the last 10 years.
Will T. Hedges, prominent Corning citizen, died in his home Monday morning, by shooting himself through the heart with a revolver.
Daniel Willard, president of The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which recently absorbed the B. & S., made his official inspection of the B. & S. Aug. 6.
Mrs. Bernice McNaughton, of Westfield, who was badly burned two weeks ago, when gasoline she was using to clean a dress exploded, is recovering slowly.
The Earley block in Mansfield, occupied by Ford Motors, has been purchased of the First National Bank by the Husted Chevrolet Company. The new owners expect to build a new buck block next season.
Women golfers of the Towanda Country Club met their first defeat of the season Friday at the hands of the Corey Creek Golf team on the Mansfield course. Corey Creek, 27 ½; Towanda, 26 ½.
Mrs. Frances Bellows, of Knoxville, a Gold Star mother, sailed from New York August 9 for France, to visit the grave of her son, Clarence Bellows, of the U. S. Air Service, who went out September 30, 1918, and failed to return.
Clark, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade W. Judge, of Mansfield, was seriously injured when he fell from the rear of the T. W. Judge Company delivery truck, striking on his face on the pavement. He received a broken nose and other facial injuries.
Mr. and Mrs. John VanDusen and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence VanDusen, of Westfield, left last week on a motor trip to Colorado Springs, Raton, N. M., Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, and many other points of interest.
George Parker was fatally injured Aug. 1, while tearing down a building on the Brookland Club grounds at Walton, and died Aug. 3 in the Blossburg hospital. He is survived by his widow, three children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Parker, and one brother, John Parker of Galeton.
Accosted by a stranger with a request for booze, which Jack Elliott informed him he did not handle, was a prelude to a hold-up of the Elliott road stand near Osceola. The stranger thrust a gun against Elliott with the command to give him whatever change was in the place. The robber, who kept his face hidden with a handkerchief, got about $15 and drove off.
New officers of the Mansfield Public Library have been elected as follows: president, Mrs. S. E. Coles; vice-president, G. A. Retan; treasurer, Miss Mildred Grigsby; Mrs. R. C. Longhothum, representing the school board; committee on incorporation, A. H. Vosburg, G. A. Retan and Mrs. Stella Doane; building and grounds committee, T. A. Elliott, books, Miss Stella Doane; finance, Miss Mildred Grigsby.
A new steam heating plant is being installed in the block of the First National Bank.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stebbins and two children, Bessie and Morrell, and Mrs. Cora Dean, of this borough are spending a few days with Mrs. Stebbins’ parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Luce, of Cowanesque.
Cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss Lida A. Fischler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Fischler, of Harrisburg, formerly of Wellsboro, to Frank P. Cromwell. The wedding occurred on Saturday, November 18. Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell will reside in Philadelphia.
Last Thursday morning about 10 o’clock the barn on the Baker farm near Ansonia, belonging to Edward Matson, of this borough, was destroyed by fire. About ten tons of hay and five tons of straw were also burned. A quantity of household goods stored in the building, belonging to Charles Baker and Daniel Focht, together with a set of carpenter’s tools, owned by Philip Bacon and valued at $200 were destroyed. The fire originated from sparks from a passing locomotive. The barn being located near the railroad.
A communication has been received by the Borough Council from A. R. Law, representing the Consolidated Railway and Light Company, of Philadelphia, announcing that he would visit Wellsboro and be present at the next regular Council meeting, and present a petition for a franchise to manufacture gas for fuel, heat and light. In a former communication, Mr. Law stated that the plant would cost $60,000 and would be completed within fifteen months from date of the granting of franchise.
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 07/27/2000
By Joyce M. Tice