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Wellsboro Agitator

*all articles, unless the township is stated, are for Wellsboro.
(Some excerpts are extracted from the readable portions of the Wellsboro Gazette).

October 7, 1890
Local News
--Mr. Aaron Torpy has just received an original pension.

--Mr. S. B. Wilkins has moved to this place from Covington.

--Mr. Charles Satterlee, who lives in the outskirts of this borough on the Stony Fork road, is sick with diphtheria.  Yesterday morning Hugh Webster, a boy of six years, died of the disease on Water Street.

--Mr. and Mrs. James A. Boyce celebrated their silver anniversary last evening.  A few intimate friends joined the genial couple in the festivities.  It was a highly enjoyable occasion, and the guests as well as numerous friends wish them long years of happiness.

--Master Harry Wilkinson, aged 14 years, fell and broke his right arm above the elbow last Tuesday while he was playing on the school grounds.  The plucky lad went to a doctor’s office and had the bone set and then went home and told his mother about the accident.

--Postmaster J. T. Davis, of Tioga, has been on the sick list.

--Mrs. Howard H. Roberts, of Blossburg, is dangerously sick.

--The family of Mr. V. E. Ferry has moved from Niles Valley to Seattle, Washington.

--The five year old daughter of Mr. J. B. Whitmarsh, of Westfield, fell and broke her arm last Tuesday.

--Mr. Arthur C. Sidman is to play “Uncle Rube” at Mansfield on the 26th, 27th and 28th of November.

--LITTLE MARSH.—Mr. and Mrs. James A. Cloos met with a serious accident last Monday while returning from the funeral of the late Philip Tubbs.  When near the residence of Henry Tubbs, in Osceola, they were thrown violently to the ground by the breaking of a king bolt of their carriage.  They did not think themselves seriously injured, and as soon as the broken bolt had been replaced by a new one, drove on home.  When they reached home Mrs. Cloos complained of feeling badly bruised.  The next morning she was worse and has been in a critical condition ever since, though somewhat better at this writing.  Mr. Cloos was also badly shaken up, but has recovered from the effects of the fall.

--Mr. J. Emerson Rose, of the Census Office at Washington, D. C., was at home over Sunday.  His wife is very sick.

--Mr. Wallace Codney, of Blossburg, was arrested for selling liquor at Mansfield during the Fair.  He was held to bail at the sum of $200.

--Mr. J. N. Perry, of Potter Brook, reports having raised a cabbage weighing seventeen pounds and being four feet in circumference.

--Last week Monday the dwelling house of Mr. Ed Thomas, on Canoe Camp creek was burned.  Very little furniture was saved.  The loss was partially covered by insurance.

--Last week Monday evening the house occupied by the family of P. Rosette, at Stokesdale, caught fire from the explosion of a kerosene lamp and the building was burned with most of its contents, including a purse containing $75 or $80.  The building burned so rapidly that it was close work to same some children asleep in it.

--Last Saturday afternoon Mr. John O’Connor’s team ran away at Stokesdale and Mrs. H. Rowland, who was walking along the side of the road just below the Company’s store, was struck by the neck yoke and thrown under the wagon and seriously injured.  She was unconscious for time.  She had two broken ribs and sustained numerous bruises.

--Last Wednesday morning a little girl discovered a body hanging by the neck from a tree in the grove at Jackson Summit.  It was identified as the body of Mr. Henry Gould, who had disappeared from home about ten days before.  Search had been made for him without success.  The grove where the body was found was only a short distance from Mr. Gould’s home.  He was about 55 years of age.

--County Commissioners Dennison and Tremain visited the Warren Insane Asylum Hospital last week taking Mr. Ona Aldrich, of Middlebury, back to the institution.

--FARMINGTON.—Our schools are supplied with teachers as follows:  Cumming’s Creek, Anna Hall; Kemp, J. A. Leslie; Farmington Hill, Mary Close; Elkhorn, O. B. Blanchard; Gee, F. L. Green.

--BROOKFIELD.—Mr. O. J. Hamblin met with a serious accident last Friday as he was hauling bark to Westfield.  The train on the Fall Brook road was late and it came along under full speed just as Mr. Hamblin was driving upon the track.  The train struck the horses and buried them into the ditch. Both animals were alive at last accounts, but they are badly cut and bruised.  The team was valued at $500.

--TIOGA.—Miss Carrie Murdock has been seriously ill, but is now somewhat better.

--TIOGA.—Mr. Eli S. Farr met with a serious accident a few days ago.  While carrying a bedstead up stairs he fell over the handrail and struck his head and shoulders on the floor below.  His condition has been very serious, but it is now more hopeful.

--Mr. Charles Fischler, of this borough, is leader of the Opera House orchestra at Elmira.

--Mr. John Harrison, of Nelson, has removed to Hornellsville.  He has secured a position as fireman on the Erie railroad.

--Miss Elizabeth Verplanck, a Geneva woman, was killed by the Fall Brook express train at that place last Monday morning.

--Mr. L. W. Fenton, of Elkland, was quite badly injured on Monday of last week having a stove, which he was trying to remove from a wagon, fall upon him.

--Mr. Harrison King was thrown from his street sprinkler at Westfield on Monday of last week.  He sustained severe bruises, and narrowly escaped being crushed by the wheels of the wagon.

--James W. Toles, a Fall Brook brakeman, was found dead at the D. L. & W. crossing at Corning last Monday morning.  The body was horribly mangled.  It is supposed that he either fell or was knocked off by his train by an overhead bridge.  He was 26 years old and leaves a wife.

--Conductor L. D. Fay, who has been dangerously ill for some time, is rapidly gaining his strength.  He is now able to sit up and walk around the house.  The disease with which he has been afflicted is said to be of the same character as that which caused the death of Roscoe Conkling.

--While driving from Canton recently Mrs. Lewis Mock, of Roaring Branch, collided with E. W. Sweet, of Carpenter.  Their cart wheels locked in such a manner that Mrs. Mock was thrown to the ground and her carriage completely wrecked.  Fortunately she was only slightly injured.

--LITTLE MARSH.—Miss Ella Rice has returned from Westfield, where she has been receiving medical treatment.

--LITTLE MARSH.—Mrs. George Love, who has been confined to her bed for five years, has returned from the Elmira Water Cure in greatly improved health, being able to walk to the homes of her nearest neighbors.  We congratulate her upon her recovery.

--ROSEVILLE.—Will Alexander, an employee at the saw mill, had three fingers badly lacerated a few days ago on the slab saw.

--ROSEVILLE.—As Mr. Elery Wilcox was leaving the Mansfield fairgrounds last Thursday, his carriage was accidentally overturned.  His wife [Helen Wilcox] was thrown violently to the ground, dislocating one of her shoulders.

--Mr. Arthur Sidman was in town over Sunday.

--Mr. C. C. Winsor, from Jamestown, N.Y., is visiting in town.

--Mr. Jerome B. Potter returned home from Washington last Friday.

--Mrs. Eliza Russell and her granddaughter, Kate Russell, spent Sunday at Tioga.

--Dr. Mary E. Baldwin will be in town this evening, and she will be very glad to see many of her friends at Mrs. G. E. Merrick’s between eight and ten o’clock.

--Mr. B. B. Potter, of St. Claire, Mich., a member of Company E of the “Bucktails”, arrived here yesterday to attend the reunion and visit his relatives in this region.  Mrs. Potter accompanied her husband.  The family moved from this county seventeen years ago.

--FARMINGTON.—Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Crippen, of Rochester, N.Y., recently returned home after a brief stay among friends in this township and Wellsboro.

--FARMINGTON.—Mr. Freeman Brady, of Beech Creek, spent a few days in this place as a guest of Mr. Jerry Green.

--FARMINGTON.—Mrs. M. L. Whitman and her son have been visiting relatives in Westfield recently.

--FARMINGTON.—Mr. R. R. Close, of Elmira, has been visiting his parents and friends here.  We are all pleased to learn that our enterprising young friend has lately accepted a fine situation there.

--KEENEYVILLE.—Mr. O. L. Wood has moved to his farm.

--TIOGA.—Miss Avilla Miller, of Canada, formerly of Tioga, is visiting here.

--TIOGA.—Mrs. J. W. Guernsey, of Corning, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. B. L. Westbrook, of this place.

--TIOGA.—Mrs. A. A. Coburn recently returned from a visit to Rochester, N.Y.

--TIOGA.—Mr. Will Johnston, of Hornellsville, formerly of Tioga, was in town a few days ago.

--Mr. and Mrs. David Cramer, of Herkimer’s Mills, N.Y., are visiting friends and relatives at East Chatham, their former home.

Land/Business Transactions
--Mr. James S. Coles is laying a flagstone walk in front of his place on the corner of Main and Queen Streets.

--Mr. John Doumaux’s family has just moved to the house lately occupied by the Walston family, on Central Ave.

--Mr. W. L. Shearer has moved into the dwelling house on Grant Street recently occupied by Mr. C. L. Farnsworth.

--Mr. Curtis L. Farnsworth has gone to Costello, Potter County, where he has secured a building contract which will keep him employed for several months.

--Mr. John Wich has opened a bakery at Blossburg.

--The new dwelling house of Prof. D. C. Thomas, at Mansfield, is to cost about $5,000.

--Mr. M. C. Blair has moved from Arnot to Blossburg, where he has opened a tailor shop.

--Messrs. Anson C. Knapp & Co., of Williamsport, has purchased all the lumber of John B. Emery & Co., on Pine Creek.

--Mr. J. H. Buckbee has been appointed Assessor for Knoxville in place of Mr. H. T. Gilbert, who has resigned and moved to Elmira, N.Y.

--Mr. Joel Garrison, of Roaring Branch, has accepted the position of general manager for the Fishing Creek Lumber Company, of Jameson City.  Mr. Garrison is an experienced lumberman.

--Dr. N. W. McNaughton, who has been in the drug business at Westfield for many years, has just sold his store to W. H. Outman & Co.  Dr. McNaughton’s retirement from business is on account of poor health.

--BROOKFIELD.—Mr. William Marchow has his new dwelling house nearly complete.

--ROUND TOP.—Mr. E. G. Close shipped something over four tons of cheese to C. R. Maltby & Bro., Corning, N.Y., in compliance with an order received from them last week.

--KEENEYVILLE.—Joseph Roe, our village undertaker, has moved into the house made vacant by Mr. Wood.

--TIOGA.—Smith & Shappee have dissolved partnership.  E. M. Smith will continue business.

--TIOGA.—Devere Shappee has gone to Buffalo to engage in business.

--TIOGA.—Dr. R. B. Smith will shortly erect two dwelling houses on Wellsboro Street.

--Rev. Billy Kent has disposed of his business at Harrison Valley and is to return to Millerton and open a barber shop and confectionery store.

--LITTLE MARSH.—Hiram Leonard has placed a new roof on his house.  The residence of Mrs. Lucy Taylor is also being newly roofed and S. W. Mosher is extending the veranda across the front of his house.

--ROSEVILLE.—Mr. Aaron Hall has taken possession of a farm which he recently purchased near Millerton.

--LIBERTY.—October 2, 1890.—A brilliant wedding took place on Thursday morning, September 25th, at eleven o’clock, at the residence of Mr. Levi Miller, the bride’s father, a well known and successful farmer of Liberty Township.  The wedded parties were Mr. Herbert L. Brewer, station agent at Columbia Cross Roads on the Northern Central road, and Miss Ida E. Miller.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Wilford P. Shriner, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Liberty, on the front porch, the guests taking positions on the beautiful lawn in front.  After the ceremony dinner was tastefully served to the guests and the happy couple left on the afternoon train for a wedding tour North, amid the best wishes of a host of friends.  The bride received many handsome and useful presents.  A large number of guests were in attendance from both Tioga and Lycoming counties, and the occasion was a happy one for all.

--At Wellsboro, PA, October 4, 1890, by Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D., Mr. John N. Beard, of Farmington, and Miss Lettie Sherman, of Middlebury, PA.

--At Osceola, PA, September 23, 1890, Mr. Robert Campbell, of Elkland, and Mrs. Elizabeth Crandall, of Osceola.

--At Elmira, N.Y., September 24, 1890, by Rev. A. G. Cole, Mr. Loren Clark and Miss Jennie Owlett, both of Chatham, PA.

--At Lindley, N.Y., September 2, 1890, Mr. Edward Comstock, of Nauvoo, and Miss Orrilla Root, of Texas, PA.

--At Corning, N.Y., September 23, 1890, Mr. John W. Hyde, of Blossburg, PA, and Miss Elizabeth Gavigan, of Corning.

--At St. Paul’s Church rectory, Wellsboro, PA, by Rev. A. W. Snyder, Mr. Victor Johnson and Miss Betty Nordstrom, both of Delmar, PA.

--At Wellsboro, PA, September 22, 1890, Mr. Henry Keeney and Miss Lura Losey, both of Niles Valley, PA.

--At Lindley, N.Y., September 21, 1890, Mr. Oscar J. Phillips, of Middlebury, PA, and Miss Hattie Ferris, of Tioga, PA.

--At Lindley, N.Y., September 18, 1890, Charles Ryat and Edna Regan, both of Lamb’s Creek.

--Mrs. Grace Boom died at Westfield last week Sunday of diphtheria

--Mr. George W. Robbins, of Sullivan, died last Tuesday after a long sickness which followed an attack of the grip.  He was 35 years of age.

--On the evening of the 27th ultimo Mr. Jesse Sturdevant died very suddenly of heart disease at his home near Job’s Corners.  He was as well as usual when he sat down at the supper table, but he suddenly complained of a pain in his chest and expired in a few minutes.  He was a member of Deming Post, G. A. R., of Millerton.

--Mr. Robert Orr, who died in Delmar a few days ago, was in his 84th year.  He was born in Scotland and came to this country when he was a young man.  In 1859 he located in Delmar.  Mr. Orr was an excellent citizen, and honest man and a warm hearted and genial neighbor.  For some years before his death he had been in feeble health.

--The Elkland Journal says that Mr. John Brennan, of Addison Hill, a young man who was graduated from Elkland School two years ago, died recently under singular circumstances.  He had been studying law in Buffalo, and about two weeks ago, while attending a Fair at Randolph, N.Y., he was suddenly prostrated with typhoid fever.  The physicians seemed to have the fever under control, when new symptoms were developed, his body being covered in boils.  Last week Sunday, while his attendants were turning him in bed, one of these boils, which were located near an artery, was ruptured, and Brennan bled to death.  He was a young man of bright intellect and seemed to have a promising career before him.

--BROOKFIELD.—Mr. Noble Pride, one of our oldest residents, died at his home on Wednesday after a sickness of only three days.  He was an excellent citizen.

--ROUND TOP.—Mr. P. Adelbert Hardy died at his home here last Sunday morning of consumption, at the age of about forty years.  He had been in feeble health for some time, but continued his business pursuits until within a few days of his death.  The funeral was held at the residence on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. C. Shaw, of Wellsboro, conducting the services.  The remains were buried in the cemetery on Shumway hill.  Mr. Hardy leaves a widow to mourn his death.

--At Wellsboro, PA, October 3, 1890, Lyndon B. Anderson, infant son of Charles and Mabel Anderson, aged 3 months and 19 days.

--At Mansfield, PA, September 29, 1890, Mrs. N. M. Phillips, aged 86 years and 9 months.

--ROSEVILLE.—Mr. Hosea Blood, father of H. L. Blood, of this place, died at Austinville last Thursday night of apoplexy.

--BROOKFIELD.—Mr. G. T. Hamblin is very happy over the advent of a baby boy at his house.

--At Clio, New Mexico, September 14, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coolidge, a son.

--At Osceola, PA, September 16, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Vin Dailey, a daughter.

--At Covington, PA, September 20, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Daly, a son.

--At Covington, PA, September 22, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Jelliff, a son.

--At Blossburg, PA, September 11, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Stickler, a daughter.

October 14, 1890
Local News
--Mr. Ed Fletcher, who recently moved to Williamsport, has joined the band and orchestra of the “Uncle Hiram” dramatic company and will travel with the troupe during the winter.

--Mr. Charles C. Osgood is in the Freshman class of Yale University, at New Haven, Conn.  Our bright young townsman was not only admitted without conditions, but he was one of those to receive “honorable mention” for the excellence of his examination, previous admission, for the Chamberlain Greek prize.  This award puts young Osgood among the five honor men in a class of 250 and it is a distinction of which his friends may well be proud.

--Last Wednesday evening about 10 o’clock as Miss Carrie Hartzog was going home from choir meeting, near the residence of Mr. G. W. Hathaway on West Avenue, a man suddenly sprang up from the side of the walk and stepped in front of her.  She rushed past him and ran home.  He followed her, but she succeeded in getting into the house and locked the door.  The man came upon the porch and tried the door.  He walked around the house several times and finally went away.  Miss Hartzog was badly frightened.

--Mr. David Hulslander, of Tioga Street, brought us yesterday a hen’s egg that weighed a little over 4 ounces.  This is more than twice the size of an ordinary egg; but the bigness of the egg itself is the least remarkable part of the story Mr. Hulslander tells.  He says that since the 28th of last July one of his hens has been laying an egg of about this weight twice a week and on the other five days of the week has laid an egg about two-thirds the size of the large ones.  Assuming that the small eggs have been half the weight of the others, it follows that this hen has laid in the last eleven weeks about twelve and a half pounds of eggs.  That is certainly doing pretty well for a fowl weighing but 3 pounds.  This prolific hen is a cross between the White Leghorn and Brahmas.

--About one o’clock last Thursday morning a fire broke out in the dwelling house of Mr. Joseph Ellsworth, on Sheridan Street.  The firemen responded promptly to the alarm and soon drowned out the flames.  The kitchen part of the house was badly burned, and the main part was pretty well soaked up with water.  Some furniture and clothing in the chambers were burned, but the bulk of the household goods were saved.  It was suggested that the fire originated from the kitchen chimney, but Mr. Ellsworth says “rats!” to this.  He informs us that the flames did not break out near the chimney, but between the walls where the addition joined the main part of the house.  His opinion is that rats caused the mischief by carrying matches into their holes.  There was a great many rats in the house, and the family had remarked upon the disturbance which they had caused on several previous nights.  There was an insurance of $700 on the building and $700 on the furniture.

--Last Friday evening was a happy occasion at the Presbyterian parsonage.  Some ladies of the Church had prepared a delightful surprise party for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. A. C. Shaw.  The house was filled with members of the Church, and several other ministers and their wives were there, besides a number of other personal friends of the genial couple.  Prof. Raesly in a few apt remarks congratulated Dr. and Mrs. Shaw upon the event, and he then presented them with a large silk purse containing 105 silver dollars which represented the voluntary contributions of about that number of the Presbyterian congregation.  Dr. Shaw, although completely surprised and taken at a great disadvantage, acknowledged in a graceful way the gift and good will of his friends in thus remembering an event in the domestic life of their pastor.  The ladies had spirited into the house numerous baskets, and from their depths they prepared a sumptuous repast to which all were invited.  The evening was a perfect social success, and the guests departed with heartfelt good wishes for long years of happiness and usefulness for Dr. and Mrs. Shaw.

--Mr. Ed H. Mosher is dangerously sick.

--Rev. J. H. Day preached his farewell sermon in the Millerton Methodist Church last week Sunday evening.

--Mr. D. W. Pond, of Elkland, was seriously injured one day last week by being kicked in the stomach by a horse.

--A spider bit Mrs. Cora Beers, of Crooked Creek, upon the hand a few days ago.  Her hand became badly swollen and the pain was intense for several days.

--A few days ago a large hawk flew in at the door of Mr. F. M. Johnson’s house on the Jamison and out through a window, breaking a large pane of glass in its exit.

--Mrs. L. A. West, of Crooked Creek, was kicked by a cow a few days ago and fell backward down a bank eight feet in height.  Mrs. West’s head was cut by striking upon a stone, and her ankle was sprained.

--Original pensions have been granted to:  Chauncey Ellsworth, of Elkland; Charles F. Deuel, of Mitchell’s Creek; Isaiah Champney, of Ogdensburg; John Bailey, of Nelson; Hollan J. Marvin, of Blossburg and John F. Blanchard, of Cherry Flats.

--Last Saturday a surprise party was held at the home of Mr. William Coolidge, in Delmar, to celebrate the 21st birthday of his son Fred Coolidge.  There were forty guests present who enjoyed the evening immensely, and they left with their young friend many substantial tokens of their esteem.

--Mr. George Hamilton, of Jackson, was cradling grain a few days ago and was whetting his scythe, when it slipped out of his hand.  In trying to catch it he grasped the blade, and his hand was terribly cut.  Mr. Hamilton fainted from the loss of blood before he could reach the house.

--Last week Monday night the barn of Mr. Alexander Smith, at Mitchell’s Mills, was burned, together with all its contents.  The fire started from the explosion of a lantern.  The loss was heavy, as the barn was well fitted with produce and farm implements.  There was some insurance on the property.

--Mr. William Wilson was in the act of uncoupling cars on the gravel train on the Fall Brook railroad at Presho last Wednesday, when he fell between the cars and the fingers of his right hand were crushed beneath the wheels.  He came on to Lawrenceville where the fingers were amputated, and then he returned to his home at Corning.  It was a very narrow escape from instant death.

--“Doctor” J. C. Gulliver [horse doctor], of Blossburg, who was recently arrested for stealing a horse from landlord S. O. Daggett, of the Seymour House, was released on bail last week after spending some time in the Chemung County jail awaiting a requisition on and then several days in the care of Sheriff Sheffer.  He is highly indignant and claims that he has been a victim of circumstances, but asserts that he will be able to clearly prove his innocence.

--Yesterday three brothers, George Mattison, Warren Mattison, and James Mattison, were brought to this borough fro Gaines and lodged in jail on a commitment charging them with riot and stabbing Constable R. T. Martin.  It seems that the fellows got into a row at the hotel at Gaines early Saturday evening and were kicking things around promiscuously, when Constable Martin insisted that they should desist.  They pitched at the officer and knocked him down, and finally one of them stabbed him with a knife through the muscle of his right arm above the elbow.  Constable Martin, however, whipped them out at last and arrested them.  A hearing was held before Justice J. D. Evarts yesterday morning, and in default of $300 bail each the Mattisons were committed to jail. It’s serious business to assault an officer.

--As Rev. J. S. Palmer, of Mansfield, was going to his home in that borough one evening last week he dropped a bag of sugar in front of the Universalist Church.  Placing his cane and umbrella on the church steps he went to an adjoining house to borrow a bag in which to place the sugar.  When he returned he discovered that both umbrella and cane had been taken.

--DIPHTHERIA CLOSES SCHOOL.—Several new cases of diphtheria are reported.  Three children in the family of George Kilgus, on Bodine Street, are sick with the disease, also the child of Wade Francis, on Austin Street.  The primary department of the public school was ordered closed last Tuesday, as a precaution in preventing the spread of the dreaded disease.  The 8 year old daughter of Wade Francis died last night, as did the son [Ferdinand Satterlee, aged 6 years] of Charles Satterlee, who lives just outside the borough limits on Pearl Street.

--CHATHAM.—In accordance with the wishes of the people of this charge Rev. A. G. Cole has been returned for another year.

--CHATHAM.—I learn that the wife of Rev. J. W. Miller has accidentally broken her leg.  The young people gave their pastor a severe “pounding” last evening.  May he have many does of the same medicine.

--CHATHAM.—Mr. Elon Schoomaker, late of Mills, has moved to Little Marsh.

--CHATHAM.—Stella Merrick is improving in health.

--CHATHAM.—Some sneak thieves stole the honey from two hives of bees belonging to Mr. W. Pitts.  I understand that the culprits are known and that we are likely to have a case for the courts some day soon.

--LAMB’S CREEK.—Our school commenced last Monday with Miss Josie Lawrence and Mr. Ed Dorsett as teachers.

--LAMB’S CREEK.—Miss Minnie Lanigan is recovering from a serious illness.

--LAMB’S CREEK.—Mr. William Mott is very sick with typhoid fever.

--DRAPER.—Mr. Charles Sabin has so far recovered that he is able to ride out.

--DRAPER.—Mr. John Crystle is laid up with a poisoned hand.

--MAINESBURG.—A little child of Fred Richmond has been sick with diphtheria.

--MAINESBURG.—Our neighbor, George E. Robbins, of Sullivan, has gone to Scranton, where he expects to locate permanently.

--Mrs. Ulysses G. Milliken is visiting friends in Unadilla, N.Y.

--Dr. C. W. Webb visited Philadelphia and Baltimore last week.

--Col. Ed C. Deans and family expect to move to Scranton.

--Mrs. J. E. Fish and her mother, Mrs. A. S. Brewster, are visiting at Salamanca, N.Y.

--Mr. and Mrs. F. Black, of Canton, visited their son, Mr. S. F. Black, a few days ago.

--J. W. Mather, Esq., started yesterday for Butler, PA, to attend the meeting of the State Board of Agriculture.

--Messrs. John N. Bache and H. Stowell started yesterday for West Virginia, where they expect to spend three or four weeks in examining timber lands.

--Dr. Mary E. Baldwin, of Newport, R.I., was in town last Tuesday and Wednesday.  On Tuesday evening a reception was given at Major Merrick’s, where a large number of Dr. Baldwin’s old friends had the pleasure of meeting her.

--Master William Lloyd, of Tioga, has gone to Athens, PA, to attend school.

--W. H. McCaldon, a horse doctor at Knoxville, formerly of this borough, has gone to England to visit his old home.

--Mr. and Mrs. James Allen, of Coburgh, Iowa, are visiting friends in this county. Mr. Allen went West twenty years ago.

--KEENEYVILLE.—Q. D. Greenfield is visiting his son Jay Greenfield at Phillipsburg.

--LAMB’S CREEK.—Mr. McIntyre, of Farmington, is visiting his daughter of this place.

--DRAPER.—Mr. J. D. Willcox, the Postmaster at Olmsville, returned home this week from Washington, where he had a good time.

--DRAPER.—Mr. and Mrs. S. Thornton, of Marsh Creek, were here one day this week.

--DRAPER.—Mrs. William Olmstead and her mother, Mrs. Allen, both of Golden, Colorado, are visiting among Mr. Olmstead’s relatives here.  William has been West twelve years, and he is expected here in the near future.

--DRAPER.—Mrs. Alvin Borden, of Stokesdale, is visiting here.

--DRAPER.—Mr. and Mrs. Amos Dibble and Miss Eva Osborn are visiting at Liberty.

--DRAPER.—Mr. and Mrs. Harry Palmer are stopping with friends at Marsh Creek this week.

--DRAPER.—Mrs. Susan Lawton has gone to Chenango County, N.Y., for an extended visit.

--DRAPER.—Mrs. Clarissa Whitmore, of Charleston, was the guest of Mr. S. G. Borden one day this week.

--DRAPER.—Mrs. I. M. Warriner has returned home to Liberty after quite an extended visit with relatives here.

--DRAPER.—Mr. Lambert and his daughter have returned home to Addison, N.Y., from a visit to Mr. Charles Sabin.  Mr. Lambert has the misfortune to lose a $5 bill while here.

--MAINESBURG.—Mr. and Mrs. Will Doud started the first of this week for Belmont en route to Coudersport, where they will reside for an indefinite period.

--OSCEOLA.—Mr. and Mrs. Clark Worden, of Horseheads, N.Y., were visiting friends here this week.

--OSCEOLA.—O. H. Perry contemplates going to Tennessee to spend the winter.

--HAMMOND.—Mr. Charles Carleton and family are visiting friends at Slate Run.

Land/Business Transactions
--Mr. George Covert has started a business with a brand new dray.

--Mr. Jerome H. Smith has purchased and taken possession of the F. C. Washburn gun shop.

--Mr. Fred Scheidweiler has moved his tin shop to Walnut Street near the Coles Hotel.

--Miss Mary Wilson, of the “Fair” store, has gone to New York City to purchase holiday goods.

--It is stated that Mr. John W. Bailey has purchased 10,000 barrels of apples in this region for shipment.

--Mr. Frank Beauge has secured a position as clerk in Hoyt Bros. tannery store at Hoytville.

--Messrs. Wetmore & Purple are doing extensive business at their steam cider mill near the foot of Cole Street.

--The Wilcox Hotel has been temporarily re-opened under the management of Messrs. George A. Ludlow and Joseph Mosher.

--It is reported that ex Sheriff Henry J. Landrus has bought the Charles Eberenz dwelling house, on West Avenue, of Mr. H. S. Hastings for $4,500.

--The firm of Young & Niles, insurance agents, has been dissolved.  Mr. E. B. Young is to conduct the business, and he has moved his business to the front room of Senator H. B. Parker’s office.

--Mr. Carroll A. Schmand has purchased Mr. W. H. Jackson’s barber shop, and had engaged Mr. W. E. McIntosh, of Williamsport, as an assistant.  We understand that Mr. Jackson intends to go West.

--Mr. Thomas Grant, of Arnot, has moved to Frugality, PA.

--Mr. G. W. Sheffer’s new hotel at Blossburg is to be heated by steam.

--Mr. Vine Pratt, of Mansfield, has secured a position as bookkeeper for the firm of Bell, Lewis & Yates, at Reynoldsville, PA.

--Mr. John Hall purchased the machinery in the Mansfield paint factory and moved it to his farm in Rutland, where he is to continue the manufacture of mineral paints.

--Mr. Uriah Kelly has secured the contract for carrying the mail between the Millerton Post office and railroad station at about $90 a year.  The former price was $48 a year.

--Dr. R. B. Smith is building a row of tenement houses at Tioga.

--Mr. Aaron Vanderhoof, has taken a lumbering job at Sweden Valley, Potter County.  He will employee fifteen men and six teams, and thinks it will require nearly six years to complete the contract.

--KEENEYVILLE.—Mr. A. A. Andrews has started a meat market at this place.

--KEENEYVILLE.—Mr. W. H. Wood has moved to his farm near this village.  Mr. Joseph W. Roe will occupy the house vacated by Mr. Wood.

--KEENEYVILLE.—Mr. J. Greenfield has moved his barber shop and shoe shop into part of W. H. Wood’s hotel.

--KEENEYVILLE.—Walter Gee will move here this fall, occupying the house he recently purchased from Jerome Semple.

--LAMB’S CREEK.—Mrs. A. M. Day has been making considerable improvements about her place.

--DRAPER.—Mr. Thomas Burton raised a new barn this week.  While they were putting the rafters up, one pair fell and one of them just grazed Mr. Albert Osborn’s head.  It was a close shave for him.

--OSCEOLA.—Mr. F. F. Albee thinks of building a new residence.

--HAMMOND.—Oscar J. Phillips is about to remove to Mill Creek, where he is engaged in lumbering.

--Mr. F. B. Dunkle, proprietor of the Globe Hotel at Jersey Shore, was married to Miss Emma C. Crawford, at Elmira, N.Y., a few days ago.  Mr. Dunkle is well-known in this borough.

--In Liberty, PA, September 25, 1890, by Rev. W. P. Shriner, Herbert L. Brewer, of Columbia Cross Roads, and Ida E. Miller, of Liberty.

--At Troupsburgh, N.Y., October 4, 1890, Mr. Joseph Brooks, of Hector, and Mrs. Amanda Hurlburt, of Westfield, PA.

--At Mansfield, PA, September 27, 1890, George Cummings, of Mechanicsburg, and Ida May Bailey, of Mansfield.

--At Elmira, N.Y., September 23, 1890, Mr. Clarence A. Pierce and Miss Geneva E. Griffin, both of Austinburg, PA.

--At Elmira, N.Y., September 24, 1890, Homer G. Webster and Helen Comstock, both of Hoytville, PA.

--At Canton, PA, September 24, 1890, by Rev. Father Comerford, Mr. Thomas Powers and Miss Kate O’Day, both of Union, PA.

--In Union, PA, October 1, 1890, by Rev. Mr. Sanford, Mr. Joseph Jaquish and Miss Christina Preston, both of Union, PA.

--At Elmira, N.Y., October 1, 1890, Mr. Monroe Scudder and Miss Mary Kilburn, both of Union, PA.

--Mr. and Mrs. George H. Smith are sadly bereaved by the death of their infant daughter, one year old, who died last Wednesday night of membranous croup.  She was a bright and beautiful child.  The funeral was held on Friday, Rev. W. H. Porter conducting the service.

--Mrs. Ephraim Jeffers [Julia Jeffers] died at her home on Bacon Street last Friday, of typhoid fever.  She was the daughter of the late Hiram Brooks, and she was an excellent woman, a kind neighbor and a faithful friend.  Her age was fifty three years.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Shaw conducting the service.  The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery on Shumway Hill.

--Mr. Porter Harrower, of Tioga, died last Wednesday after being sick a long time with typhoid fever. He was an employee of the Wellsboro Leather Company.  He leaves a widow and several young children.

--Mr. Jerome J. Brady, of Tioga, died last Tuesday night from the effect of an accidental gun shot wound which he received several weeks ago.  Owing to the bad condition of the wound, gangrene had set in, his leg was amputated above the knee, and he never recovered from the shock of the operation.  He was about fifty years old.

--Mr. William Maxwell died at the Soldier’s Home, at Bath, N.Y., last Friday.  “Billy” Maxwell was widely known in this region as a temperance lecturer who followed in the wake of Francis Murphy.  He was genial and quick witted, and for a number of years he was a newspaper reporter in Elmira, N.Y.  He was 62 years of age.

--Prof. Howard S. Hamer, of Elmira, a well-known director, died at Buffalo, N.Y., last Thursday afternoon.  Early in the summer Prof. Hamer’s health began to fail, and he was sent to Buffalo in the hope of a restoration by complete rest and medical attendance, but he continued to fail rapidly.  He leaves a widow and one son.  Prof. Hamer was personally known to many people in this county.

--Mr. F. H. Wells, a former mining superintendent of the Fall Brook Coal Company at Fall Brook, died there yesterday at 9 o’clock.  He had been in the employment of the Company for about twenty five years, and before that time he worked in the mines near Blossburg which Duncan S. Magee operated.  Mr. Wells was a competent and industrious man, kind and considerate in his treatment of the men in his charge, honest and faithful in the performance of his duties and a loving and indulgent husband and father.  His memory will be cherished by all who were intimately acquainted with him. His wife and three children survive him.

--Mr. Eli S. Farr died at his home in Tioga last Wednesday morning from the effects of injuries which he sustained a few days before by falling over the balustrade of a stairway in his house to the floor below.  He was born in Vermont in July 1814.  Mr. Farr came to this State many years ago, and he achieved the reputation of being one of the best hotel keepers in this entire region.  For a number of years he was landlord of the old wooden hotel which stood on the sire of the present Coles Hotel in this borough, and afterward he kept the hotel on the Willcox corner here.  He was a genial man and a whole-souled landlord, and he always has a valuable assistant in the person of his estimable wife [Mary Adeline Farr], who survives him, whom he had lived with for fifty three years.  Mr. Farr also kept hotel at Tioga for many years.  He was so great a sufferer of asthma that he was forced to retire from the business some years ago, since which time he has resided at Tioga, a worthy and esteemed citizen.  The funeral was held on Friday, Rev. J. I. Campbell officiating.  Mr. Farr left four sons, W. Oscar Farr, of Tacoma, Washington, Abram Farr, superintendent of the Niles Valley tanner, Creon B. Farr, of Tioga, and Leroy Farr, who is an invalid.  He was 76 years of age.

--Mrs. William Thompson, of Blossburg, died last Monday morning.  A husband and two small children survive her.

--OSCEOLA.—The remains of Mrs. Arthur F. Bossard, a former resident of this place, who has been residing with her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Bosworth, at Wyalusing, PA., were buried at the cemetery at this place last Tuesday.  The funeral services were held at the residence of Dr. C. H. Bosworth.

--Mrs. George Clemons [Mary Clemons], who lived between Covington and Blossburg, died last Sunday after a lingering illness.  She leaves a husband and daughter.  [buried Gray Cemetery, Covington Township]

--At Hammond, PA, September 27, 1890, Mrs. J. Adams , aged 40 years.

--At Mansfield, PA, October 4, 1890, Roseanne R. Gardner, aged 34 years.

--At Tioga, PA, October 6,1890, of peritonitis, Miss Carrie Murdock, aged 18 years and 9 months.  She was sick but two weeks.

--At Mansfield, PA, September 29, 1890, Mrs. N. Phillips, aged 86 years.

--At Mainesburg, PA, September 30, 1890, George W. Robbins.

--HAMMOND.—The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Stevens died on the 13th ultimo, aged 18 months.

--At Hammond, Pa, September 27, 1890, Mrs. Jerusha Adams, aged 40 years.

--In Tioga, PA, September 23, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Conley, a son.

--At Elkland, PA, September 26, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cornelius, a son.

--At Farmington, PA, August 8, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Davis, a daughter.

--At Mansfield, PA, October 2, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Horton, a daughter.

--At Farmington, PA, August 28, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Howe, a son.

--At Mansfield, PA, October 2, 1890, to Mrs. H. Howe, a daughter.

--At Farmington, PA, August 10, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Howe, a daughter.

--At Lansing, PA, September 26,1890, to Mr. and Mrs. William Ritter, a son.

--At Austinburg, PA, October 1, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Sherwood, a son.

--At Farmington, PA, October 2, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Thomas, a son.

--At Mansfield, PA, October 7, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. F. E. VanKeuren, a son.

--At Lamb’s Creek, PA, September 5, 1890, to Mrs. D. F. Webster, a daughter.

--At Wellsboro, PA, October 15, 1890, to the wife of Mr. S. M. Copp, a daughter.

October 21, 1890
Local News
--Mr. Joseph Johnson, of West Covington, is recovering from pneumonia.

--The furniture store of Mr. Fred Harrer, at Blossburg, was slightly damaged by fire last week Monday morning.

--Mr. G. O. Holcomb, of Troy, Bradford County, has made a business of taking premiums on his herd of Hereford cattle at the fair this fall.  He has raked in about $2,200.

--Last Tuesday afternoon, Jesse Ford, the seven year old son of Mr. J. C. Ford, of Knoxville, fell off a load of apples, and the wagon wheel passed over the boy’s left leg, breaking the bone above the knee.

--Pensions have recently been secured through B. M. Potter’s agency as follows: Mrs. Mary D. Truman, widow of Lucius Truman, of Wellsboro, original pension; Mrs. Delana E. Warriner, widow of John F. Warriner, of Draper, original pension of $12 a month; Obed Deibler, of Liberty, $17 a month; John C. Cunningham, of Blossburg, increased; William L. Keagle, of Washington, D. C., formerly of Liberty, original pension of $15 a month; Levi A. Rockwell, of Chatham, increased.

--Mr. Samuel Frost’s team ran away at Covington a few days ago, and Mr. S. H. Kiley’s little daughter was the only occupant of the wagon as the team dashed through the street toward the embankment at the bridge abutment.  Mr. J. L. Kiff, with great presence of mind and at a great risk to his own life, sprang in front of the horses and stopped them.  No doubt this brave act saved the life of the child and the complete wreck of the rig, for if the horses had gone on they must have gone over the embankment into the river.

--A little child of Mr. Hubert Bartlett, of Mainesburg, was badly bitten in the face by the family dog a few days since.

--Mrs. L. A. Thetgee, of Mansfield, was placed in the insane department of the county poor house last week Tuesday.  She has been deranged before.

--Mr. John E. West and family, of Keeneyville, will leave next week for Rubenmont, Va., where they will reside.

--ROUND TOP.—Mr. Chet Peake attempted to drive from the lower to the main road in front of the church here Wednesday evening of this week, when the carriage upset and the occupants, Mr. and Mrs. Peake and Master Arthur Ludlum, were precipitated to the ground.  The knee of the boy was severely bruised by the fall, but the other persons escaped without injury.

--COVINGTON.—Mrs. A. E. Rowley, of Middlebury, and Mrs. Alice E. Churchill, of Troy, N.Y., are here visiting Rev. F. H. Rowley.  They had a narrow escape while riding over here.  Their horse was frightened by a barrel at the roadside, throwing both the ladies from the buggy.  Mrs. Rowley struck her face, cutting it seriously and hurting her otherwise.  Mrs. Churchill had her baby in her arms when thrown out, and they were both run over by the wagon, but the baby was not hurt in the least and the mother not seriously.  The ladies are better this morning and hope to be able to go home tomorrow.

--TIOGA.—Rev. W. L. Linaberry has moved to his new charge.  Rev. C. W. Gardner takes his place as pastor of the Tioga and Farmington churches.

--TIOGA.—A surprise party occurred last Tuesday evening at Mrs. B. L. Westbrook’s in honor of her daughter Miss Rena Westbrook.

--Rev. Frank S. Rowland, of Hornellsville, N.Y., was visiting friends here last week.

--Mrs. M. L. Bacon, Mrs. E. B. Cornell and Mrs. Charles Austin attended the State Convention of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union at Scranton last week.  There were nine delegates present from this county.

--Mrs. James A. Boyce, Mrs. H. W. Williams and Miss Anna Cameron started yesterday for Indiana, Indiana County, to attended them meeting of the State Temperance League.  Miss Cameron represents the Y, Society.  Twelve delegates will attend from this county.

--Merritt Carr, formerly of Tioga, now of Osceola, is in town.

--TIOGA.—Miss Rena Westbrook started for Utah last Tuesday to visit her sister.

Land/Business Transactions
--Mr. Thomas Young is learning dentistry in the office of Dr. D. O. Merrick, at Blossburg.

--Mr. Robert Steele has moved into his new store building at Stony Fork.

--Mr. Benjamin Boom, of Deerfield, raised 60 bushels of Japanese Buckwheat on one and one half acres of land this year.

--Mr. J. H. Neal, of Delmar, reports a yield of 50 bushels of potatoes from less than one-forth of an acre of land.  They are of the Red Dakota variety.

--Mr. B. Lindeman, who has been the bookkeeper at the Brunswick tannery at Hoytville for several years, has resigned his position.  He us succeeded by Mr. J. L. Bloomer, of Warren County.

--Messrs. C. E. Krusen and R. Krusen, of Westfield, have gone to Grand Junction, Colorado, to look after their extensive cattle-ranch.  They were accompanied by Mr. W. Larrison, who is on his way to California to visit his brother, and by Mr. John Fuller, who goes to Colorado in the hope of regaining his health.

--Messrs. Laven Miller and Yulee Miller have purchased J. C. Newman’s flour and feed store at Liberty.

--The firm of Evans & Miller, dealers in tea, at Blossburg, has been dissolved.  Mr. Miller retiring.

--Messrs. L. G. Ferguson and Albert Fick have opened a music store, sewing machine agency and furniture ware-room at Liberty.

--Miss Effie Gerould, of Covington, daughter of County Treasurer Gerould, has gone to Williamsport with a view of opening a kindergarten in that city.

--ROUND TOP.—Mr. Chester Walker has leased the Seeley farm on Shumway hill and is to take possession and will move to the premises as soon as Mr. Evans vacates his house.

--ROUND TOP.—Mr. Richard Evans is building an addition to his house, which he thinks will soon be ready to occupy, when he will move to it from the Seeley farm.

--Next Thursday, Miss Emma L. VanMater and Robert E. Young, Esq., are to be married at New Monmouth, N.J.  The wedding is to be a quiet affair, and the couple will take a short trip to several Eastern cities.  We extend hearty congratulations and best wishes.

--At Lawrenceville, PA, September 10, 1890, Mr. William Archer, of Crooked Creek, and Miss Leafy Loveless, of Mill Creek, PA.

--At Wellsboro, PA, October 20, 1890, by A. S. Brewster, Esq., Mr. Willie E. Baker, and Miss Esther VanWort, both of Stokesdale.

--At Corning, N.Y., October 14, 1890, by Rev. Charles B. Perkins, George W. Dunning, of Corning, and Eva L. Kelsey, of Wellsboro, PA.

--At Woodhull, N.Y., September 25, 1890, Mr. Sylvester King and Miss Blanche Swimeley, both of Westfield, PA.

--At Roaring Branch, Pa, October 1, 1890, by Rev. T. S. Faus, P. W. Landon, of Ralston, and May A. Holcombe, of Roaring Branch.

--Mr. Robert Adams died last night about half past twelve o’clock.  He was nearly 76 years of age.  For some years he had been a great sufferer from cancer on the face.  The funeral is to be held at the residence of Mr. Arnold Dickinson, on Highland Street, on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

--Ferdinand Satterlee, the 6 year old son of Charles Satterlee, of diphtheria.

--Mrs. T. B. Lloyd died quite suddenly last Thursday, of dropsy of the lungs.  About two months ago she has diphtheria and recovered so that she was about the house.  Two days before her death she took a cold, and in her enfeebled condition she sank rapidly under it.  She was about 33 years of age.  The funeral was held on Saturday morning.  Mrs. Lloyd’s young daughter died something over two months ago.  Her husband and a six year old son survive her.

--Stephen Hollands, the six year old son of Mr. Stephen H. Hollands, of Blossburg, died last Thursday after being sick for several weeks with pneumonia.

--At Elkland, PA, October 5, 1890, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Allington.

--At Mansfield, PA, October 8, 1890, Harriet Brown, wife of Mr. J. R. Brown, aged 54 years.

--At Elkland, PA, October 7, 1890, Mrs. George E. Dininny, aged 50 years.

--At Wellsboro, PA, October 16, 1890, Freda C. Kilgus, daughter of George and Helen R. Kilgus, aged 4 years, 1 month and 3 days.

--At Mansfield, Pa, October 11, 1890, Nelson S. Walker, aged 52 years.

--Mr. Ed Hurlburt, of East Beech Woods, died very suddenly last Monday.  He was one of the old residents of that place.  Heart failure was the cause of his death.

--COVINGTON.—Mrs. Seeleman, widow of B. B. Seeleman of West Liberty, died last Sunday at the age of 68 years.  She was an old resident here and was greatly beloved by all.

--In Westfield, PA, October 15, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gridley, a daughter.

--At Mansfield, PA, October 12, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hoard, a son.

--At Wellsboro, PA, September 26, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Ingerick, a daughter.

--In Delmar, PA, October 17, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. William Staats, a son.

--At Blossburg, PA, October 6, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tingley, a daughter.

--At Covington, Pa, October 8, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Erwin D. Wilcox, a son.

October 28, 1890
Local News
--Miss Nannie Johnson, a teacher in the Junior Grammar Department of our schools, and her brother, Henry Johnson, are sick with typhoid fever at their home on East Avenue.  Both of them nursed their brother James Johnson, who died of the disease at Corning recently.

--Mr. Darwin Thompson harvested a crop of peanuts last week.  He didn’t raise more than enough for home consumption this year, but he has demonstrated the fact that the staple can be grown here.  But he still has some doubts about there being a big profit on the crop in this climate.

--“Prof.” Frank E. Lyon, formerly a blacksmith in this borough, has been a resident of Elmira, N.Y., for a number if years, and he has drifted from the forge to “magnetic healing”.  The Advertiser says that Prof. Lyon came to Mansfield last Tuesday and by gently rubbing the arms of Mrs. Scarfe for a few moments enabled her to comb her own hair, which she had not done on fourteen years, owing to a rheumatic affection of the elbow and shoulder joints.

--About half past six o’clock last Thursday morning Mr. Thomas Saxton and his father, Mr. Levi H. Saxton, started from their home on Grant Street, just below the school building, to go to Stokesdale, where they had engaged to dig potatoes for Mr. John O’Connor.  Just after turning into East Avenue, Thomas suddenly threw up his arms and fell to the ground, and when his father stooped to raise him he was unconscious.  A physician was at once called, but before he arrived the young man’s heart has ceased to beat.  The physician pronounced it a case of heart failure.  The young man’s father said that Thomas ate a very hearty breakfast just before starting out and appeared to be as well as usual.  Mr. Saxton was 28 years of age.  He came to this place last week Monday from Tioga, where he had been at work about the coke ovens.  The funeral was held on Friday, the service being conducted by Rev. E. B. Cornell.

--Mr. Joel Heylor, of Westfield, fell from an apple tree a few days ago and broke his arm.

--A sneak thief stole a skip of bees from Mr. L. H. Johnson’s place in Charleston on a recent night.

--Mr. Roswell Ripley, of Mainesburg, was seriously injured a few days ago by falling from the loft in his barn and striking across a wagon wheel.

--The dwelling house of Mr. Russell Ackley, at Sabinsville, was burned last Tuesday night.  There was an insurance of $1,250 on the house and contents.

--Collector James E. Dodge, of Westfield, was the first collector in the county to make a full statement of the 1890 duplicates.  He squared his account last Tuesday.

--Miss Eva Gustin has resigned her position as teacher in the primary department of the Millerton school to accept a place as preceptress  in the Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb at Philadelphia.

--A few nights ago burglars entered the store of Mr. H. F. Hill, at Lindley, N.Y., and blown open the safe, from which they secured $16 in cash.  Mr. Hill has deposited a large sum of money in a Corning bank the day before.

--Mr. J. T. Stout, of Roseville, recently tied a stout rope to his cow’s horns and then stoutly fastened the other end of the rope to a crowbar.  The cow stoutly protested against this procedure, and he ran around the bar until the rope was twisted up close and threw her, breaking her neck.

--A young man named H. C. Beardsley was arrested at Troy, PA, last Tuesday
upon a warrant issued by Justice W. D. Angell, of Knoxville, charging him with obtaining money under false pretenses.  It seems that Beardsley has been traveling in this and adjoining counties representing himself to be an agent for Dun’s Collection Agency, of Elmira, N.Y., and by pretending that the agency was a branch of a well known firm of R. G. Dun & Co. he obtained numerous collections to make and receive payments for fees in sums ranging from $2 to $5 in each case.  Detectives had been watching him for some time, and Messrs. R. G. Dun & Co.’s agent alleges that the firm has spent about $700 in looking up the young man and his business operations.  On Thursday Beardsley’s examination was held at Knoxville, but several of the witnesses for the prosecution refused to testify against him and he was discharged upon an agreement that the name of “Dun” is to be dropped from the title of his agency.

--DRAPER.—Mr. O. Comstock had a horse entangled in a barbed-wire fence this week. The animal was badly cut up.

--DRAPER.—The men in Torpy’s sawmill got quite badly frightened on day this week.  The big belt broke and one end of the belt caught the feed pipe and broke it off from the dome,  The steam and hot water flew at a great rate, and the men also flew.  One man ran the length of the lumber track before he dared look back.  But the fireman, Mr. C. A. Borden, stuck to his post and went to putting out the fire to save the boiler.  Mr. Torpy has nearly completed his job of sawing.  He things two or three days will wind it up.

--Mrs. Samuel Atwater was mistaken for a burglar by her son-in-law in Ithaca, N.Y. a few nights ago and shot dead.

--Mrs. J. W. Dewitt, of Mainesburg, was severely injured a few days ago by being tipped over in a buggy while going down a hill.

--Mr. Harrison Gifford, an employee at the Elkland Furniture Works, had one of his arms broken by the fall of a heavy bar, on Tuesday of last week.

--The eight year old son of Mr. C. D. Northrop, who resides near Elkland, wandered away from home the other evening and was found the next morning in a dry goods box at Osceola where he has passed the night.

--Leroy Stickler, a trackman on section four of the Tioga railroad, had one of his legs broken by a portion of a stone falling on him while at work near Wells station last Friday.  The injured man was taken to the Arnot-Ogden hospital at Elmira.

--Mr. James M. Bowen is spending a few days in New York City.

--Mr. Wells L. Daggett, of Bellefonte, PA, was in town several days last week.

--Mr. Charles Bodine returned home last week after spending a month at Chicago.

--Last week Mrs. August Petit and her son Raymond Petit went to New York City to attend the funeral of Mrs. Petit’s sister.

--Dr. Charles W. Hayt, of New York City, and his sister Miss Martha Hayt, of Corning, N.Y., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Graves several days last week.

--Dr. George Catlin, of Lake Geneva, Wisc., is visiting friends here.  Dr. Catlin is a son of the late Joel Catlin, of Charleston Township. He went West at the close of the war.

--Mr. E. H. Fleming, of Elmira, N.Y., passenger agent of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad, was in town last Friday working up the excursion which leaves for New York City today.  The round trip tickets from this station sold at $7.30 each.

--OSCEOLA.—Mrs. F. C. Torrey is at Wellsville, N.Y., for her health, thinking that the change of locality would do more than anything else for her recovery.

--OSCEOLA.—Mrs. M. L. Bonham is visiting at Avon and Rochester, N.Y.

--SABINSVILLE.—Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Schutts started yesterday for Waterloo to bury their youngest child, who died last Tuesday.

--SABINSVILLE.—Mr. B. B. George is expected to return from the West soon.

--SABINSVILLE.—Mr. and Mrs. William Cole started for Michigan last Monday.

Land/Business/Farm Transactions
--Messrs. L. W. Smedley, of Delmar, and Benjamin C. VanHorn, have gone to Michigan to inspect some timber lands that they have lately purchased.

--Mr. A. A. Coburn has opened a meat market at Tioga.

--Rev. J. A. Day has moved from Millerton to his farm near Nelson.

--Mr. O. B. Lowell has sold his dwelling house at Tioga to Mrs. V. E. Saxton for $4,250.

--Mr. Milton Boise, of Chatham, has purchased Mr. A. M. Greenfield’s photograph gallery at Westfield.

--Mr. Lyman S. Husted has bought the interest of Mr. W. L. Phelps in the livery stable of Peake & Phelps, at Mansfield.

--Mr. W. O. Russell started up his new grist mill at Tioga last week.  It is a complete roller process mill with all the modern machinery.

--Dix W. Smith, Esq., of Elmira, N.Y., who is well known in this county, has formed a law partnership with the firm of Robertson & Bull, in that city.  The new firm will be known as Robertson, Smith & Bull after November 1st.

--OSCEOLA.—Frank Albee is preparing to build a house on East Main Street.

--OSCEOLA.—J. Hunt is to move into the Cadugan house on Main Street. He is to work for Crandall & Seely.

--LITTLE MARSH.—A. M. Roberts has bought all the good winter fruit in this place.

--LAMB’S CREEK.—Mr. Elmer Warters raised the frame for a large barn a few days ago.

--LAMB’S CREEK.—Mr. Will Cruttenden has purchased a new French-burr feed mill.

--LAMB’S CREEK.—Mr. John L. Cooper is improving his house with a coat of paint.

--MARSHFIELD.—Mr. Stephen Phoenix is building a new dwelling house.  He sold his former residence for a Freewill Baptist parsonage.

--DRAPER.—A. L. Ingerick and F. R. Lawton are still threshing wet grain.

--DRAPER.—Mr. W. S. Boatman, I understand, has sold his farm, --the old homestead part of it to Mr. Andrew Callahan, and the Summer Butler part to the Krause boys, John Krause and Edward Krause.

--Mr. C. C. Drake, who has been conducting a grocery and shoe store at Corning, N.Y., failed last Friday. The assets are about $5,000 and the liabilities double that amount.  Mr. Drake was formerly passenger agent of the Tioga railroad and is well-known in this county.

--Cards are announcing the marriage of Miss Louise Saks, daughter of Mr. J. Saks, of Blossburg, and Mr. Frank L. Clute, of Corning, N.Y., on November 5th, at the home of the bride.

--At Elmira, N.Y., September 25, 1890, by Rev. M. F. DeWitt, Mr. Charles Bodine and Miss Ada Sheffer, both of Wellsboro.

--At Addison, N.Y., October 22, 1890, by H. Birdsall, Esq., William Byam and Jane Prouty, both of Galeton, PA.

--At Troupsburgh, N.Y., October 11, 1890, Birk E. Butler and Sarah Sprague, both of Brookfield, PA.

--At Blossburg, PA, October 16, 1890, by Rev. B. J. Tracy, Mr. Fred D. Miller, of Watkins, N.Y., and Miss Carrie M. Howell, of Blossburg.

--At Corning, N.Y., October 22, 1890, Mr. Alfred C. Wallridge and Miss Marion M. Moore, both of Stony Fork, PA.

--Last Tuesday morning Mr. Louis Myers, of Arnot, died very suddenly.  He appeared to be in his usual health on Monday evening, but during the night he awakened his wife and complained of feeling sick.  Before a doctor reached the house he was dead.  Heart disease is believed to have been the cause of his death.

--OSCEOLA.—James Kane lost his seven year old boy Wednesday morning.  The lad received an injury to the spine, causing his death.

--Ex-County Treasurer Eben Lilley died at his home in West Leroy, Bradford County, a few days ago, of paralysis.

--The six year old daughter of Mr. John Kennedy, of Towanda, was killed on a recent evening by being run over by a horse.  The team was being put into the stable just at night when one horse ran into the barnyard where the child was, stepping on her and killing her almost instantly.

--Lafayette Lewis, sawyer in the hoop mills at Genesee Forks, PA, met with a ghastly death a few days ago.  He was sawing a hoop by a circular saw, when the hoop caught in the saw.  Instantly Lewis was dragged upon the rapidly revolving saw.  His right leg was cut off at the thigh and thrown on the roof of the mill.  His right arm was taken off at the shoulder.  His left arm was sawed off between the shoulder and elbow.  His head was cut in two, the saw severing it just above the ears.

--At Blossburg, PA, October 13, 1890, the infant son of David and Nettie Hutchinson.

--At Covington, PA, October 22, 1890, Mr. Henry Post, aged 51 years.

--At Blossburg, PA, October 14, 1890, the infant daughter of J. O. Rundell.

--At Job’s Corners, PA, October 16, 1890, of consumption, Mr. Leman Sheive.

--In Troupsburgh, N.Y., October 12, 1890, Mrs. Henrietta Stile, aged 81 years,

--Calvin Cady, a respected citizen of Middlebury, died at his home last Monday, aged 73 years.  The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Holidaytown yesterday and were conducted by Rev. Fisher Wilson, of Tioga.

--LITTLE MARSH.—Ex-Sheriff J. H. Ferris found himself the happy possessor twin babies, this morning—a boy and a girl.  Anyone wishing to smoke will call at the Post office, where cigars are free for the present.

--At Nauvoo, PA, October 6, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Seaman, a daughter.