Sullivan Review: March-December, 1896

Hunting Cabin on the Loyalsock
An old Photo Taken in 1896 by or for W. H. Lockerby
Dogs Outside Cabin Were Probably Hunting Dogs
Photo given to Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum
by Walter Rinebold
Reproduced in the Sullivan Review, November 22, 2006

The Sullivan Review

The Sullivan Review

March-December 1896

5 Mar 1896

In re: road in Forks and Cherry townships; W.C. MASON, John S. BROWN and D.L. MILLER appointed viewers.

In re: estate of R.M. STORMONT, deceased; court appoints Hon. B.S. COLLINS auditor to distribute funds in hands of administrator.

In re: SHARP estate; appointment of auditor continued until next term.

In re: estate of D.W. SCANLIN, DECEASED; COURT APPOINTS Mrs. Jane SCANLIN guardian of minor children.

In re: estate of Timothy O'CONNELL; court appoints John O'CONNELL guardian of minor children.

In re: estate of Andrew PHILBIN; A.J. BRADLEY; Esq.; appointed auditor to distribute funds in hands of trustee.

In re: partition of real estate of Mary BURKE; deceased; inquest awarded. G.E. DONAHOE appointed guardian of minor children.

In re: partition of real estate of Patrick MOONEY, deceased; inquest awarded.

In re: adoption of William H. WEBB; adoption allowed as prayed for.


Miss Jessie TAYLOR, of this place, was calling on friends at Hughesville last week.

Mrs. A. COOK, of this place, is on the sick list.

Mrs. M. DONOVAN and daughter, Katie, and Miss Francis MORAN, of this place were calling on friends at Nordmont recently.

Miss Jennie HINKLE, of Williamsport, Sundayed with her parents at this place.

Miss Myrtle WILLIAMS, of Hughesville, is visiting her sister, Mrs. George HESS, at this place.

Mrs. James MARKS, of this place, died Thursday, February 27. Interment at Sonestown Sunday.


E.S. STURDEVANT, of New Albany, and Misses Winnifred and Fanny BEDFORD, of Elkland, took dinner at Beech Haven last Sunday.

Henry PARDOE and A.T. WILCOX have been drawing lime from New Albany.

Mrs. Anna BEDFORD, of Elkland, is spending a few days with her mother at this place.


Daniel PORTER, of Shunk, was stricken with paralysis on the afternoon of February 22nd while at work in the yard at his home. He was able to crawl to the house on his hands and knees, speak once to his wife and has since lain speechless and powerless. Dr. GAMBLE is in attendance and the patient is slowly recovering under his care.

Mrs. Mary FANNING is on the sick list.

A.F. LETTS, of Shunk, is general agent for the Cumberland County Fertilizer Co. of Carlisle, Pa. This fertilizer has given very satisfactory results and can be furnished for $12.00 per ton and upwards.

Justice of the peace elect Reuben BATTIN has been on the sick list from a bad cold.

Leon ALBERT will leave for Mansfield this week, where he will take a course in the State Normal.

W.H. FANNING and wife and about fourteen others took a sleigh ride on the evening of the 22nd, and after an enjoyable ride stopped at Uriah HOAGLAND’S and spent the evening in dancing and playing games.

The Ladies Aid Society held a box social in the church at Shunk Saturday evening last. The ladies each put up a dinner in a box, the gentlemen bought the boxes for 25 cents and then had to find the lady who put the dinner up and share with her. A very enjoyable time was had by all.


Sheriff SWANK, accompanied by the Hon. Russell KARPS and Thomas HOUSENICK, started Monday morning for the Eastern Penitentiary with convicts RING and BRASSMAN.

Constable MIDDENDORF, of Dushore, brought a boy by the name of John KNAPP to the county jail last Thursday charged with stealing a horse from Peter GILMORE. On Monday, Mr. GILMORE and the father of the boy came to the county seat and had him released on bail.

James SONES, constable of Davidson Township, brought Mrs. Mary REMSNYDER to the county seat and placed her in the hands of the sheriff. She was afterwards released on bail.

The recent rain about did away with our snow, but the lumbermen hope for more flakes before the winter is over.

B.F. CROSSLEY and Victor HUGO, of Dushore, came over Sunday to see Ben's mother who has been confined to her bed with the grip. We are glad to say, however, that she is gaining at present.

Lewis MAHAFFEY, of Dushore, notwithstanding the severity of the evening, called on friends at this place Sunday.

Byron W. KING, a well-known lecturer, delivers a lecture in the courtroom this (Wednesday) evening. He has lectured here before and will undoubtedly have a house full.

Mrs. H.K. MILLER, who preached here Sunday evening, had a full house. She is a well-educated lady and delivered a very fine sermon.

Attorneys SCOUTEN and THOMSON, of Dushore, were transacting business here Saturday.

Judge DUNHAM made a business trip to Williamsport the fore part of this week.

Attorney WALSH, of Dushore, was in town on business Monday.

The "Belated Picnic" which was announced to take place at T.J. KEELER’S Tuesday night was well attended and everyone present expressed themselves as having a good and enjoyable evening. But we wonder whether the persons who prepared the lunches were all pleased with the purchasers.

On Monday afternoon, as F.M. CROSSLEY drove his hack up to the Laporte Hotel to leave some passengers, his team took fright and ran at a rapid rate down West Main Street. Owing to the icy roads and the speed of the team, they could not make the turn at the old mill and consequently were piled up on a heap o stones near Ballard’s shop. One horse received a bad fracture of the left shoulder. Fortunately there was no one in the wagon when the horses started.


Wayne WARREN and Miss LUTHER were married about two or three weeks ago. They have been visiting friends at Luther’s Mills, Mountain Lake and other points in Bradford County. Their many friends wish them well.

Roland KAYE has moved here and now occupies his house at the creamery.

J. Ellis BROWM will deliver a lecture on "Fallen Spirits" next Sunday at Sabbath school. Let everybody come out.

The commissioners and path masters met at the election house last Monday to adjust their accounts.

Rev. S. FRAZIER is holding continued meetings at the Elkland church.

Jonas BEDFORD, formerly of Elkland, now of Rushmore, Minn., has sent $25 to the Millview church and the same amount to Estella church. He has not forgotten his old home in his prosperity.


Mrs. N. C. MILLER, of Adrian, Michigan, is visiting her parents and other friends in this vicinity.

Rev. J.L. KILIGORE, of Wilkes-Barre, will deliver a temperance address in this place Tuesday night March 10. The Dr. is an elegant speaker and if you do not go to hear him you will lose a treat.

Mrs. SINCEBACH , of Athens, is here helping to take care of her mother-in-law, Mrs. IRVINE, who is somewhat improved, as is also her brother.

The next regular meeting of the W.C.T.U. will be at Mrs. J.B. STERIGERE'S on Tuesday, March, 10 at 2. p.m.

Mrs. Anna HUFFMAN and niece, of Hillsgrove, called on friends here last Thursday on their way home from Towanda. Margaret was disappointed in not seeing them.

Miss Ella YAW visited G.W. STERIGERE'S at Laddsburg one day last week. The latter seems to be slowly improving although still helplessly confined to his bed.

A letter from Gaines, Tioga Co., stating the serious illness of Mrs. Walter YAW, nee Alice Woodly, was received by Mr. YAW'S sister, of this place, last week.

Dr. John CORR, traveling botanical herbalist, of Everywhere, passed through this place last week.

Mrs. P.D. CAMPBELL and Mrs. O.W. FAWCETT, of this place, visited the latter's parents at Franklin last week.

Mrs. Fanny BEINLICH returned from the hospital on Wednesday of last week.

Mrs. Benjamin AYERS spent a part of last week at Dushore as the guest of her daughter, Mrs. John SCHER.

Rev. and Mrs. J.H. BRITTON and Misses Jennie BILLINGS and Winnifred FAWCETT expect to attend the Epworth League convention at Syracuse, N.Y., March 3 and 4.

Rev. J.R. BOTTS, of this place, attended the funeral of Rev. Joseph ANDERSON at Shawanese Lake, Thursday, February 27.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Derwood SADDLEMEYER - a girl baby. All are doing well.

James D. PLACE attended the funeral of Rev. ANDERSON at Shawanese Lake last Wednesday. Mr. ANDERSON had a host of warm friends in Lopez.

A surprise party was given Maude MUSSELMAN last Saturday. She was twelve years old and it will be a long time before she celebrates with another such party.

Jacob SCHOUCH had his foot badly cut one day last week.

H.J. CASTLE is again slinging dry goods at Jennings Brothers' Store

Seven or eight couples of the Progressive Euchre Club of Dushore were entertained by C.H. JENNINGS last Friday night

The air machines for the Standard kindling wood factory are here and Superintendent MCLEOD will have them put up in a short time.


William HARTT, of Campbellville, was in town Tuesday.

Mrs. Frank SELTZER is visiting at Ashley, Luzerne County.

Michael UTZ, of Wilkes-Barre, spent Monday with relatives in town.

The statement of the First National Bank will be found in this issue of the Review.

Miss Lizzie HILEMAN, of Wilkes-Barre, is visiting her parents at this place.

John BOYD, Jr. went to Philadelphia Sunday evening where he has secured employment.

H.W. HARRISON, formerly of this place, has accepted a position with the Charles D. KAIER Co. at Mahoney City.

C. W. Hoffa writes the Review that he is pleasantly located at Richland town, Bucks County, and anxious to read some home news.

Miss Effie BOWMAN, formerly of this place, and a Mr. ROSECRANS, were married Wednesday at the home of the bride's mother, in Monroeton. Her numerous friends offer congratulations.

The Towanda papers are now saying that the "construction of the Towanda-Canton railroad is to begin as soon as the frost is out of the ground in the spring." Wonder if they have kept that item standing from last year.

The editor of the Emporium Echohas secured a license, which permits him to carry arms for protection against the sheriff of Cameron county, who, he says, has threatened him if his name ever appears in his paper again.

The committee having charge of the business men's carnival have handed the net proceeds, amounting to $46.40, to the secretary of the congregation, and by him transferred to the treasurer of the same.

The funeral of Mrs. Maria L. SCHULZE of New Era, was held Sunday afternoon in the Lutheran church. She had been a sufferer for a long time. She was raised in Cherry Township, and her maiden name was BAKER. She was 48 years old and leaves four sons and four daughters.

The following letters remain uncalled for in the Lopez post office for month ending February 29:


Ernest GRANGE,

Publisher of the Merchants Review

Richard ABRAMS



William KRICKBAUM, editor of the Bloomsburg Democratic Sentinelis a candidate for county commissioner, and promises to reduce expenses if elected. Whether he is successful or not, there is liable to be a very warm campaign, for "Kricky" don't do things half way and he has acquired some very earnest enemies in the course of his career, as well as some very warm friends.

The teachers' Local Institute for Eastern Sullivan that met at this place Saturday was well attended by the teachers of this section. The lecture by F.H. GREEN in Garey's Hall in the evening was not patronized as well as it should have been. No minutes of the proceedings of the institute were furnished us, and we are unable to give a full report.

Mrs. Honnor H., widow of the late Dr. E.P. ALLEN, of Athens, died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Job Griffin, in Athens Township, early Saturday morning, after a severe attack of bronchitis. The funeral was held on Monday, March 2, from her home on South Main Street, in Athens. Rev. W.W. COVELL, officiating. Deceased had many firm friends among the older people of this section, who knew her and her eminent husband in their younger days. Deceased was 73 years of age.


Adopted by Sullivan Post, No. 388, Grand Army of the Republic, expressing the sentiments of the Post upon the death of Comrade William A. JUNK.

It having pleased Almighty God to remove by death on February 11, 1896, our beloved comrade, William Alonzo JUNK; be it resolved

  1. That while we bow in reverential submission to the Divine Will, we will ever cherish a fond memory of the worthy comrade who has thus been cut down in the prime of useful and vigorous manhood.
  2. That we tender our sincere sympathy to the bereaved family in their affliction.
  3. That the Post room and charter be draped in mourning and that the members wear the badge of mourning for thirty days.
  4. That a copy of these resolutions be engrossed and presented to the family and that they be published in the county papers.




H. C. HEALY, Adjutant


Report of Church school for month ending February 20, 1896. Jennie E. ROGERS, Teacher

Fifth Reader Grade





Clarence HART

Corda HART

Third and Fourth Reader Grades




Charley NORTON





Minnie HART

Bertha WANCK

First Reader Grade



Fannie HUGO



Raymond HART


Workmen are repairing the trestle at this place.

Dr. A.J. BIRD, of Overton, was in town Tuesday.

Rev. C.F. KELLY, of Towanda, was in town last Friday.

James MCFARLANE, Esq., of Laporte, was in town Monday

Miss Winnie JACKSON has been quite sick for several days.

The Mansfield fair this year will be held September 22, 23 and 25.

The second grade of our school was dismissed Monday on account of the illness of the teacher - Miss CRONIN.

12 Mar 1896


Attorneys F.H. INGHAM and A.J. BRADLEY were transacting business in Williamsport last Friday.

Hons. T.J. INGHAM and E.M. DUNHAM spent the fore part of last week at Harrisburg in behalf of E.P. INGHAM. We are sorry to say that Ellery was among those who were not appointed.

A.P. STARR, Thos. GALLAGHER and John TAYLOR, of Muncy Valley, and W.H. ROGERS, of Forksville, were in town for the lecture Thursday night.

Attorney E.J. MULLEN went over to spend Sunday with friends in Dushore.

We have been informed that an appointed committee met in the office of Judge DUNHAM for the consideration of the outlook for a "Summer State Normal," to be started in our town the coming summer. The committee will meet Prof. FORD for a final agreement on April 3.

The revival meetings held in the Baptist church are progressing nicely and there certainly will be a good harvest for the labor put forth by Rev. and Mrs. MILLER.

A.J. HACKLEY was doing business in Dushore last Saturday.

F.M. CROSSLEY and Taylor STROUP attended the funeral of Alfred TAYLOR at Muncy Valley last Saturday.

Constable TRIPP is kept busy serving summons and official papers.

Mrs. Chas. LUNDEN is confined to her bed with sickness. She was considered in a critical condition Friday and Saturday, but we are glad to hear that she is on the gain.


A little girl of Chas. Fawcett's about six years of age, slipped on the ice and broke her leg last week.

Arthur WANCK, of Campbellsville, who fell off of his haw-mow onto the guards of a mowing machine, seriously injuring himself, is not likely to recover as blood poisoning has set in.

J.M. OSLER and S.S. ROGERS have been appointed appraisers of the property of Jonothan ROGERS, deceased.

Esq. KILMER and Geo. CAMPBELL are canvassing the western part of the county in the interests of a stock company that proposes to start a new Republican paper at Laporte.

The farmers are still hauling lime. It is surprising, the amount that has been hauled in the past few weeks.

D.F. MCCARTY, the enterprising merchant and postmaster of Eldredsville, has purchased a house and lot of A.B. MCINTIRE.

W.W. BOYLE, postmaster at Estella, is building a new postoffice.

Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Grant LITTLE on February 29. All are doing well.

The creamery company held their annual meeting last Monday, March 2 and elected the following officers:







C.B. JENNINGS was appointed manager, Ulysses BIRD secretary and J.M. OSLER treasurer.

The Estella school will give a literary entertainment in the church Friday evening.

Powell BIRD died Sunday morning March 8th, 1896, at the age of eighty-one years. Funeral services at the Forksville church on Tuesday, Rev. S. BEDFORD officiating. Interment at the BIRD cemetery near Millview. Mr. BIRD was the grandson of Powell BIRD Sr., one of the first settlers in the county. In early life he learned the blacksmith's trade and was the only blacksmith in Forks township for several years. He afterwards bought a piece of timberland and hewed from the forest a good farm. He was noted as the best chopper in that part of the county and was always called upon to corner a building in the olden times when log buildings were common. In 1839 he was married to Sarah MOLYNEAUX, and they had four children, two of which survive.


Mrs. Thomas ROUSE is seriously ill at this writing.

Miss ________ HIEBER is spending some time with her parents and relatives here.

John BARRY has returned from Laporte where he has been working for some time.

The surprise party at Freeman MARTIN'S Wednesday evening, given in honor of his sister, Miss Libbie MARTIN, of Michigan, was largely attended and a good time enjoyed by all. Miss MARTIN expects to return to Michigan soon.

Miss Effie HOYT closed her school on Waltman Hill last Wednesday. The afternoon was passed in recitation. Arthur and Jonathan WALTMAN rendered some fine selections on the horns.

Daniel QUINN and Thomas MCKERNAN have returned from Lopez, where they have been working for some time.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph FORBES, of Lee Settlement, made a business trip to New Albany last week.

Alfred KIPP is spending some time with his father-in-law, Henry RING.

Mrs. Nicholas O'NEIL is very low with typhoid pneumonia.

Mrs. John MARTIN and sister Anna were calling on friends at this place recently.

Conference is in progress at Laddsburg.

Mrs. Newton MILLER, of Adrian, Michigan, is visiting her parents at Laddsburg and also attending the conference.

Frank MIDDENDORF has gone to the hospital at Philadelphia where he will receive treatment for his injured foot.

Alvin WALTMAN sold his farm on Waltman Hill to Patrick MCDERMOTT, of Towanda.

John SCANLIN is attending the Sisters' school at Dushore.


The commissioners of Fox township met at Shunk March 2. John FRY was the only member of the old board present and James BREUCHLEY (?) had to be sworn in before any business could be brought before the board. E.N. LETTS was sworn in as town clerk, and Daniel MORGAN as overseer of the poor.

Dr. W.F. RANDALL has been at Shunk several times of late calling on his patients. The selection of Doctor WILL as State delegate seems to voice the general sentiment of the whole party. He will represent the county with credit.

John SWINGLE whistles the latest opera air as he does chores now days. The cause thereof is a bouncing baby boy that arrived on the 29th of February. Mother and little one are doing well.

Mrs. Mary FANNING is still seriously ill and requires the constant attention of a nurse.

Mrs. Ernest BEEBE gave birth to a boy some time ago and has since been dangerously ill from catching cold. We are glad to hear that she is better at this writing.

There is a young Miss of fourteen years in Elkland who has a great scheme for keeping warm these cold nights. She takes a hot iron to bed with her for her feet and holds a big chunk of warm cordwood in her arms. If she keeps it up, she will become so delicate in time that she can't stand getting in the draught of her own breath.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard SWINGLE have returned from a long visit to relatives in Scranton. Mr. SWINGLE owns land in Wayne county on which heavy deposits of copper have been found, and for which he has been offered a high price.

Charles WARREN arrived in Shunk from Bozeman, Montana, on the 2nd of March.

The Shunk school was closed part of last week on account of the illness of the teacher, Helen DUMOND.

Squire KILMER and the Chiel took in the Republican convention at Laporte on the 29th of February. What the good people of Forksville thought to see us come into town Saturday night with the Squire on the seat and the Chiel riding the hind "X" we do not know, but the cause was a broken axle and not an over-indulgence in Laporte tanglefoot.

Charles TINKUM (?) and Jackson WILLIAMS have bought the farm of Jacob CASEMAN, of Platt, and will take possession this spring, where they will reign as "Prime Minister" and "King".

Allen RIGHTMIRE has moved onto the farm of Geo. SCHILL of Platt. Allen is a good farmer and has worked this farm before.

Newman WALKER, of Potter county, has returned home after an extended visit with his brother George WALKER at Rock Run.

Daniel PORTER, who was stricken with paralysis recently, has not yet recovered the use of his limbs or the power of speech. What the outcome will be is hard to tell, but all wish for the speedy recovery of the unfortunate man.

Esther MORGAN is on the sick list.

On October 20th last E.W. HILL, of Shunk, had a valuable hound stole, and up to the present time has failed to recover it. The hound is of good size, black and tan color, black nose with a small white streak across the nose just below the eyes. Answers to the name of "Rover". A liberal reward will be paid for any information that will lead to the recovery of the dog.

Judson BROWN and Martin WILCOX of Shunk, have gone to Richmond, Va. for an extended visit.

One thing greatly to the credit of the people of Fox township is the interest they take in educational matters. When the last day of the school term comes there is always a full attendance of adults to hear the exercises and learn how the scholars have acquitted themselves during the term. Thursday last was the last day of the school term and all the schools had appropriate exercises that reflected well on both pupils and teachers. At the South school, which we perpetually attended, Mr. Chas. WARREN, of Bozeman, Montana, recited "The Classical Parson" and delivered an address, in which he urged the advantages of graded schools for the township. Miss Cora BATTIN, the teacher of the school, deserves great credit for the conscientious interest which she has taken in the welfare of her scholars. In fact, all our teachers this term have acquitted themselves with ability.

Supt. MEYLERT * paid the Fox schools a visit last week, and addressed them on timely topics. He is one of the best superintendents the county has ever had, and is faithful to his duties through all kinds of weather.
* Editor's Note:F. W. Meylert, Superintendent of Schools for Sullivan County, was paid $1000 per year as a salary from August 31, 1894 through August 31, 1895 per Report of the Auditor General on the Finances of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg: 1896).


We had the great pleasure of attending the conference at Laddsburg last week, and so have not had much time to gather news. Conference closed late Saturday afternoon, after a very pleasant and profitable session. Among those present from a distance were Rev. T.E. COULBURN of Lynchburg, VA; Rev. Benj. STOUT, of Harrison county, W. Va.; Rev. J.C. BERRIEN, of Steubensville, O.; U.S. FLEMING, of Pittsburg. Pa; Rev. J.L. KILLGORE, of Wilkes-Barre, PA. The appointments for the ensuing year are as follows: Rev. R.B. BELLAR, president; S.D. FISK, Albany; J.R. BOTTS, Monroeton; B.B. LENCE, Mehoopany Mission; S. MCLAINE, Reyburn; C.W. CRUMP, Maple Lake; G.W. YOULIS, Coles Creek; J.W. MINNER, Auburn; G.P. MILLER Shickshinny; Jacob MILLER, Muncy; C.L. WALTMAN, Salem and Sterling; J. CAIRUS, Covington; C.W. MCALISTER, Lopez; I.T. JOHNSON, Harvey's Lake; P.H. VASKER, Lee Station; Mrs. Sophia HOTTENSTEIN, Spring Lake Mission. On Sunday the services were as follows: Nine o'clock Love Feast: at 10:30 a sermon by Rev. Killgore, followed by the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, which was the most impressive we ever had the pleasure to attend. At three o'clock memorial services were held in honor of Rev. Joseph ANDERSON, who died February 21, 1896. At 7:30 Rev. BERRIEN preached an excellent sermon, a fit closing for the week's work.

Monday morning the remains of Mrs. Dennis O'BRIEN, of Overton, arrived here from a hospital in Philadelphia, where she had gone for an operation, but did not survive it.

On March 13, The Epworth Leagues of this place will give a poverty supper at Mrs. M. BRINK'S.

Mr. and Mrs. James ALLEN are visiting friends at Sayre.


A few warm days are much appreciated after the very cold wave.

Our teacher, Miss WARBURTON, spent Saturday and Sunday with friends at Elkland Church.

A six year old child of Chas. FAWCETT'S slipped on the ice and fell, breaking the bone just above the knee and dislocating the joint of the knee. At present she is slowly improving under the skillful treatment of Dr. GAMBLE.

A very successful series of meetings are being held at the Elkland church under the auspices of Rev. FRAZIER , BEDFORD and LANE.

F.A. KELDER has returned from Elmira where he recently graduated from Warner's Business College.

Fine skating on WARBURTON'S pond. Improve the opportunity.

Miss Ada MULLEN has been very sick but is improving slowly.

Drs. WOODBURN of Towanda and WADDELL of Dushore were called here to counsel with DR. GAMBLE at Arthur WANCK'S, who is still very low.


On the evening of March 6, Major SEELY, of the Forksville House, tendered a banquet to the signers of his petition for license. When Major does anything of this kind he does it right, and when the 19 guests sat down to the bountiful board they were prepared to do full justice to the delicacies before them, which consisted of fried, stewed and scalloped oysters, roast turkey, saratoga chips, biscuits, coffee, cake, etc., etc. After the supper an adjournment was taken to the office where pipes were lighted and an enjoyable hour was spent discussing the general and special topics of the day.

Brenton LANCASTER and Arthur ROGERS were in Syracuse last week as delegates to the New York Central Conference of the Epworth League, and report a thoroughly good time. The Epworth League has come to stay and is strongly represented in Forksville.


After a severe illness of over nine weeks, death took away little Thurman BROWN last Saturday at morning, aged about eight years. Interment took place at Wyalusing Sunday.

C.E. LAWRENCE has moved from Dushore to his own house at Lopez.

James D. PLACE has moved from Lawrence house to the Basley house.

The Ladies' Aid will meet with Mrs. Wm. RYANT this Thursday afternoon.

Rev. C.W. MCALLISTER, of Maryland, has been stationed here as pastor of the M.P. church for this year. Rev. SPANGLER has also returned from conference and will remain another year.

Geo. DRAKE had his hand badly mashed at the mill the first of the week.

Wm. RYANT is nearer papa now than he has ever been. He has adopted a little girl and she calls him papa.

Harry BASLEY has concluded not to keep house for a while. The children will go to live with his folks and Harry will board at Bernice.


Fisher WELLES, of Wyalusing, is in town.

Mrs. Samuel KESTER is visiting at Wyalusing.

Ulysses BIRD, of Estella, was in town Monday.

D.M TURNER, of Towanda, was in town Saturday.

D.L. MILLER, of Eldredsville, was in Dushore Wednesday.

Charles HUGO, of Eldredsville, was in Dushore Wednesday.

Frank BUCK is clerking in the prothonotary's office at Laporte.

Miss Dada MARCY, of Monroeton, is visiting relatives at this place.

Remember the supper to be given at Adam ZANER'S Thursday evening.

Thos. J. MCGUIRE, of Scranton, was in town several days last week.

Mrs. E.A. STRONG, of Wyalusing, visited her parents at this place over Sunday.

A.B. MESSERSMITH, and wife, and Amos MECKLS and wife, of Lopez, spent Sunday in this place.

Geo. L. CAMPBELL. of Shunk, was in town Wednesday in the interests of the new Republican paper.

Rev. J.W. KLINGLER was called to Cogan Valley, Lycoming county, Tuesday to preach a funeral sermon.

District Attorney MULLEN, of Laporte, spent Sunday here. He Pynes for Dushore when Saturday night comes.

The pay car will pass over this division of the L.V.R.R. March 24. The boys are all anxious for its appearance.

Bicycles are expected to be so cheap this season that the baking powder people will give one away with each can of their product.

A number of Odd Fellows of this place and Bernice attended the session of the Grand Lodge at Towanda Monday afternoon and evening.

James M. BECK, of Philadelphia, was appointed Monday to succeed Ellery P. INGHAM as United States District Attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania.

D.W. BAHR, who was stricken with paralysis last September, went to the Sayre hospital last Wednesday, in hopes of receiving benefit by the special treatment there.

As we go to press we learn of the death of Arthur WANCK, of Campbellsville, which occurred Tuesday, March 10. An item relative to his sickness will be found elsewhere.

Mannis CANNON is moving this week from house on Carpenter street to the property recently purchased of Mrs. STRONG on Cherry street. Lyman GAREY, of Sciota Vale, will move into the Carpenter street house April 1st.

Rev. Father RYAN, of New York, will lecture on temperance in the Catholic church next Sunday evening, at 7:15. The lecture, which is under the auspices of the Catholic Temperance Society, is free, and an earnest invitation is extended to all.

Alvice DUNHAM, of Eaglesmere, is in town this week taking orders for nursery stock, flowers and shrubs. Parties wishing to buy goods of that kind will do well to patronize him as he is a Sullivan county man and raises most of his stock in his own nurseries. It is more apt to stand our severe winters than imported stock.

Oscar O. BARNS, of Lovelton, has purchased the Benj. VAUGHN farm in Sciota Vale. This farm lies in Sullivan county between the Round Top and Tyler mountains, and near where the three counties of Wyoming, Bradford and Sullivan corner. Mr. VAUGHN has been living in Virginia for the past ten years, the farm being occupied by tenants during the time.

The Boro Council: The Dushore Boro Council organized Tuesday evening, March 3, by electing Frank LUSCH president, B.S. COLLINS secretary, and Mrs. J.C. COOK treasurer. The members of the council at present are Frank LUSCH, R.H. BREWER, Jacob H. YONKIN, John W. CARROLL, Nathan PERSON, Geo. T. DEEGAN, Charles E. PEALER, J.J. MESSERSMITH, and G.L. MCHENRY. The first business of importance to come before the council will be the election of a street commissioner. We understand there is no lack of candidates.


James WOOD and wife, of Bernice, called on friends here Sunday.

Frank JORDAN, of Tonowanda, N.Y., who has been visiting here, has returned to his home.

Mrs. Herman RING, formerly of this place, now of Laporte, is sick with lagrippe.

John KERNAN, of Williamsport, is visiting his parents here.

Jacob JACOBY contemplates moving into his new house.

Peter DOHM is visiting his sister, Mrs. John FINALD, at Towanda.

A ten year old child of Michael MCNELLAN'S that has been sick for the past three months, is no better.

Mrs. James MURRAY and son visited her parents at Cherry Mills last week

Joseph DOHM has finished delivering logs to Ring's mill.

Rumor says there is a wedding close at hand.

Henry KRAUS was buying live stock here last week.

Mark SMITH intends to move back on his farm this spring.


Mrs. John SCHER and children are visiting at New Albany.

Arthur GAREY, of Elmira, is visiting friends and relatives in town.

Mrs. R.J. THOMSON entertained a number of friends at tea Monday afternoon.

Our Hillsgrove letter was received too late for publication. It will appear next week.

Misses Fannie and Blanche KELLOGG, dressmakers, have removed from rooms over SYLVARA'S store to those over RETTENBURY'S jewelry store

Frank J. MIDDENDORF went to Philadelphia last week and Saturday his injured foot was amputated at Jefferson Medical College Hospital. He is reported as doing finely.

Administrators Notice:

Estate of Jonathan ROGERS, deceased, Letters of administration, in the estate of Jonathan ROGERS, deceased, late of Elkland township, Sullivan county, Pa., have been granted to Edward G. ROGERS and C. Sumner ROGERS, residing in said township, to whom all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment; and those having claims or demands will make know the same without delay. P.O. address, Lincoln Falls, Pa. Rush J. Thomson, Attorney. Dushore, Pa., Feb. 3, 1896.

Farm For Sale:

A farm in Elkland township, containing 120 acres. Good house and barn, 200 fruit trees and a sugar bush with 300 trees thereon. Fifty acres under cultivation, the balance in pasture and timber lands. Well watered and near postoffice and school house. Also 66 acres of land with fruit trees and sugar bush thereon, 25 acres under cultivation, the balance in pasture and timber lands, well watered. These two farms join and can be used as one farm to the very best advantage. Payments to suit purchaser. For particulars inquire of Chas. HUGO, Eldredsville, Pa.

A new car load of red cedar shingles, and several car loads of fine Georgia pine at Barth & Kesters.

Fifteen tons of barbed wire at Cunningham's. Prices are the lowest.

New milk cow for sale. W.D. BAHR, Dushore, Pa.

Sap pans, pails and spouts at lowest prices at Cole's Hardware.

House and lot at a bargain if sold at once. Inquire at this office.

Can give you low prices on wire nails. Bring me your estimates early. COLES Hardware.

19 Mar 1896


Hon. Russel KARNS, S.B. KARNS. Sheriff SWANK, E.J. MULLEN, Morgan GAVITT, Thomas BEAHEN, John E. GALLAGHER, W.A. KENNEDY and M.J. FLYNN. all of this place, attended the funeral of A.E. FARRELL, of Lopez, who died of heart trouble last Thursday morning.

Hon. And Mrs. T.J. INGHAM left last Saturday for Shamokin to spend Sunday with their son, E.V. INGHAM. Mr. INGHAM returned the first of the week and his wife journeyed on to Philadelphia to visit E.P. INGHAM, ex United States District Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania.

Prothonotary LAWRENCE has been kept busy the past week paying out contest cost for Wyoming county commissioners.

Mrs. Alfred TAYLOR and son W.C. TAYLOR, were in town last Friday making arrangements to settle up the estate of her deceased husband. Mr. A. WALSH has been employed to help get the property settled. It is estimated that Mr. TAYLOR was worth about $25,000.

Business must have picked up here as there were no less than ten agents on the street at one time last Wednesday afternoon.

Wanted nine more hairs on each side in order to make a showing. They will be purchased by Arthur, Harry or Morgan.

There have been no less than 20 converts brought out by the revival meetings in the Baptist church at this place.

Victor HUGO, of Dushore, was calling on friends at this place last Sunday.

We understand that the saw-mill of A.T. ARMSTRONG has been moved from Muncy Valley to Celestia, where it has been erected to saw out the stock of logs put in by him this winter.


Geo. BOYL who has been afflicted with the grippe for several weeks has had a relapse and is now suffering with brain fever.

Miss Anna IVES is seriously ill with pneumonia. Her sister, Miss Flora, and her brother and wife of Muncy, are with her.

Reno GREEN is again seen on our streets after a long confinement.

H. PECK had an accident while returning from a business trip to Laporte. His horse ran away throwing both occupants of the carriage out in the mud. Mr. PECK says his horse broke through a bridge and that the township is responsible for his carriage which was reduced to kindling wood. Neither of the occupants were injured.

Geo. JACKSON had a runaway Sunday afternoon. His horse came home without him but no serious harm was done.

Nearly every one is afflicted with sore throat and eyes.

A number of our men and boys spent Monday the 2nd inst. cutting wood.

We were favored with two birthday parties last week. Miss Della STRICKLAND celebrated her nineteenth birthday Thursday evening and Bessie BIDDLE her ninth on Saturday afternoon.

Miss Jennie HART returned home Sunday from a two weeks visit with her sister Mrs. H. KING.

Alfred STRICKLAND and Mrs. H.A. GREEN are on the sick list.


The pay car of the W.& N.B. passed through this place last Tuesday.

W.F. DONOVAN, extra agent of the W.&N.B., has returned home from Nordmont where he has been working the past three weeks.

T.F. KERNAN was calling on friends here Sunday.

J.Will MORAN is on the sick list.

We can hear the sleigh bells jingle once more as about six inches of snow fell Monday night.

Driving logs is the order of the day. Everybody is getting their shoes spiked.

T.E. MOHN says he wishes the snow would go off so he could wear his straw hat.


The Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical Church held at Williamsport last week made the following appointments for the Lewisburg district:

H.W. BUCK, Presiding Elder.

Lewisburg - C.W. FINKBINDER.

Milton - M.F. FOSSELMAN.

Milton Circuit - E.B. DUNN.

Muncy Valley - W.J. CAMPBELL.

Dushore - D.L. KEPNER.

Bernice and Lopez - I.E. SPANGLER

Bloomsburg - G.W. CURRIN.

Lightstreet - H. MINSKER.

Waller - G.W. HEINEY.

Columbia - C.D. MOORE.

Berwick - J.C. REESER.

Nescopeck - M.I. JAMISON.

Nanticoke - S.S. MUMEY.

Ransom - E.E. SHAFFER.

Tunkhannock Circuit - F.F. MAYER.

Scranton - Zion - G.L. MAICE.

Trinity - J.G.WHITMIRE.

Zion's Grove - S. AURAND.

Luzerne - J.O. BRIDGES.

West Clifford - F.H. FOSS.

A.L. REESER, G. HUNTER and I.M. PINES, members of Lewisburg Quarterly Conference.

C.J. DICK, member of Berwick Quarterly Conference.


The funeral services of Arthur WANCK were held at the Wesleyan church on Thursday, Rev. S.F. FRAZIER delivered an excellent discourse. Interment at the church cemetery.

William P. CHRISMAN met with a serious accident on Monday of last week He was chopping for A.T. MULNIX and jodged a tree, then went to cut the other tree, and when they fell he failed to get out of the way having stumbled over an old sog; the tree struck him on the hip, smashed one foot and put the ankle out of joint. His many cries for help finally brought Geo. WARBURTON, Isaac K. BROWN and some boys to his rescue. They carried him home and sent for Dr. RANDALL in great haste.

What is the matter with our auditors that it takes two days to audit the accounts of the township, when everything was in apple pie order?

The commissioners have appointed the following pathmasters: S.S. ROGERS, D.K. LITTL.E, J.G. PLOTTS, Grant LITTLE, Hamp PARDOE, C. SNYDER, Chas. KILMER, Wm. HARTT; J. F. MULLAN, F. BOWER AND O.H. MCCARTY.

Adam BAUMOCK retires from the board of commissioners after serving his township six years.

Theodore HEESS takes his place.

The Estella Literary Society gave an excellent entertainment in the church on Friday evening. The balance of the proceeds after paying expenses, $8.70 was presented to the Ladies' Aid Society.

Supt. F.W. MEYLERT visited the schools here last week.


Mr. and Mrs. James GAINER visited at Patrick FARLEY'S last Thursday.

Miss Katie WAPLES is sick with pneumonia.

John WARD of Potter county, is visiting his father Thomas WARD, whom he has not seen in five years.

John CARROLL and family, of Dushore, spent Sunday with relatives here.

Vincent LYNCH, who has been spending the winter with his uncle Thomas SCANLIN, visited his parents at Towanda recently.

J.D. HIEBER and wife, of Cherry, visited relatives here Sunday.

Sarah KIPP and two sons, of the French Creek, visited friends here one day last week.

The boys had their best girls out riding Sunday.

John PIKE of Bernice was the guest of Thomas WARD over Sunday.

Phillip CAIN is hauling his saw logs to Dushore.

A number of people from here attended the temperance lecture at the Catholic church Sunday evening.

Dr. John CORR , the botanic herbalist, made his usual trip through this place last week.

A number of invited guests ate dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Philip MCKERNAN Sunday, March 8, in honor of the christening of their little girl.


Mr. and Mrs. M.R. BLACK are the proud parents of a young son. Mother and babe are doing well at this writing

Major SEELEY of the Forksville House, has been on the sick list but at present is improving slowly.

H.D. LANCASTER is sick with the gripp.

A.A. COLLINS, who has been sick the past week, is able to be out again.


D.W. PEALER, of Lopez, was in town Monday.

J.K. BIRD, of Millview, was here Tuesday.

Miss Linda HOUSEWEART, of Bella Sylva, spent Sunday at F.P. VINCENT'S.

B. MEEKER, of this place, will move to Towanda, where he will open a jewelry store and bicycle repair shop.

C.E. LAWRENCE has moved from the Depot House back to Lopez, where he expects to follow his trade of a carpenter.

Rev. D.A. ARTMAN, who has been stationed here for the past year as pastor of the Evangelical church, goes this year to Cumberland.

The Wyalusing Rocket contains the information that Horace SANDS of that place will receive about $160,000 from the estate of one James SANDS, who died in England several years ago.

John HARNEY, who moved from Bernice to Towanda about a year ago and built a fine residence, has sold his house to Dr. CHAFFEE for $3000 and moved back to Bernice. He says he is back to stay this time.

One of our exchanges advances the idea that the movement to confer the right of suffrage upon the fair sex is only a movement to give married women the power to cast two votes instead of one, as now. We'll bet a dollar that the editor of that paper is henpecked.

Rev. W.B. COX, of Glen Rock, visited his mother in Cherry last week, and was calling on his Dushore friends Saturday. He occupied the pulpit of the Evangelical church Sunday morning and evening, and preached to interested congregations. He has been returned to his former charge at Glen Rock for another year.

It is proposed to establish what is called a "Summer Normal" at Laporte. Of the advisory board appointed to arrange the matter, Hon. E.M. DUNNAM is chairman, Morgan GAVITT secretary, and W.C. MASON treasurer. Efforts are being made to secure as instructors Dr. James W. BOWLES, of Pittsburgh, and Profs. John W. MOYER and L.L. FORD, of Philadelphia. Our readers will probably learn more of this as the movement takes more definite shape.

Death of A.E. FARRELL

This community was startled and inexpressibly grieved last Thursday morning to learn of the sudden death at about two o'clock that morning, of Ambrose E. FARRELL, of Lopez. He was one of the proprietors of the Hotel Lopez at that place, and retired at about ten o'clock in his usual state of health. He awakened his wife about two o'clock complaining of an alarming pain in his heart. Rev. Father ENRIGHT slept in the hotel and she went to summon him, but before the priest could reach his bedside he was dead. The funeral was held Saturday, March 14, Mass being said in the chapel at Lopez, and the body was brought to Dushore on the 9:13 a.m. train, and interred in St. Basil's cemetery, hundreds of sorrowing relatives and friends following the casket that contained all that was mortal of warm hearted, generous and true Ambrose E. FARRELL.

Ambrose Edward FARRELL was born in Cherry township, this county, September 1, 1848, and at the time of his death, March 12, 1896, was consequently 47 years, 6 months and 11 days old. His early life was spent as a farmer's boy, and he drifted from that occupation to mining. The years of 1872, '73 and '74 he spent in the vicinity of Houtzdale, following the occupation of a coal miner. He was first married in May, 1880 to Mary BERGAN.

This union was a particularly happy one, but was cut short by the death of the young wife in March of the following year, leaving a girl baby to inherit the wealth of affection lavished on the mother. This child was ever his tenderest care, and as she grew in years and beauty, all that money could buy or love suggest, was hers at the slightest wish.

He gave up the occupation of miner at Bernice in 1885 and opened a livery stable in Dushore, changing his business a year later to that of running the Exchange Hotel. Always prudent and a close financier he succeeded in making and saving money, and in 1889, in partnership with Jerry DEEGAN, he purchased Hotel Lopez, at the then newly founded and rapidly growing town. This hotel was a veritable gold mine for a number of years, and at his death Mr. FARRELL, while not positively wealthy as wealth is counted nowadays, could count his dollars by the thousands, and his wife and children are left in very comfortable circumstances.

He was married three years ago to Hannah GILLIGAN, and as the fruits of this union there are two children a boy and a girl. The heart broken wife has the sympathy of all in her severe affliction.

In 1894 he received the nomination of the Democratic party for Member of Assembly, but owing to dissensions within the party was defeated. Four brothers, John H., of Dushore, James K., of Cherry, and Frank and Peter of Corning, survive him. He was eminently respected by all, and a firm friend, a kind hearted, genial, generous man, whose sudden death has cast a gloom over all the eastern part of Sullivan county.

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral of Ambrose E. FARRELL on Saturday we noticed Joseph OCHS, Andres MCDONALD, Q.A. KLINE, J. LEONARD DEEGAN, James CARMODY and wife, of Towanda; Mr. and Mrs. Peter FARRELL, of Corning; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph MIDDENDORF, of Wyalusing; Eugene DEEGAN, of Sayre; Leonard J. FARRELL, of Erie; Mr. and Mrs. James KEEFE, of Hillsgrove; Hon. Russell KARNS, Harry KARNS, Edward J. MULLEN, Morgan GAVITT; John FLYNN and Frank GALLAGHER, of Laporte. There were hundreds from Lopez, Bernice and other near by towns.

About forty friends and relatives of Mrs. Adam KNELLER, of Cherry tendered her a very pleasant surprise on the occasion of her twenty-ninth birthday March 13. Elegant refreshments were served and numerous beautiful presents bestowed on the surprised hostess. Among those present from out of town were Sayre COOK, of Towanda; Mr. and Mrs. Orin ZIMMER, son and daughter, of Lopez; Mr. and Mrs. N.L. THRASHER son and daughter, of Bernice; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ROE and daughter, of Bernice. All report a pleasant time and wish Mrs. KNELLER many happy returns of her birthday.

Under the direction of dairy and food commissioner WELLS and the state veterinarian, PIERSON, ex-state veterinary surgeon BRIDGE, assisted by N.H. ALLIS veterinary surgeon of this place, examined the valuable herd of Jerseys belonging to B.W. EDWARDS at Laceyville last Thursday and Friday They found that 59 out of 73 head comprising the herd reacted to the test of the tuberculum, and that number were condemned. The cattle were appraised at nearly $36 per head or $2,120. The cattle, which are fine registered stock, will be shipped to some of the fertilizing companies in the southern part of the state and there killed.

The storm which began last Wednesday morning and which developed into a small sized blizzard, was a forcible reminder of the great blizzard of precisely eight years ago. At that time the snow began falling Sunday night, March 13, and was the worst ever experienced in the east. New York city was practically cut off from the world, telegraph lines were down, and neither mail nor express was received from Philadelphia or New York in this section for four days. The snow fall in the little blizzard of '96 reached fourteen to eighteen inches and the icy northern winds badly drifted the country roads. Railroad trains were but little delayed. Snow began falling again Sunday morning, March 15, and continued all that day and night and most of Monday.

Mrs. Josiah SMITH had a rag bee Friday.

J.W. ROGERS, of Forksville, was in Dushore Tuesday.

Dr. W.B. KELLY, the Towanda dentist, will be in Dushore next week.

George MESSERSMITH, of Ashley, Luzerne county, was visiting friends here last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas HUGO and sons George and Frank of Eldredsville, left Tuesday morning for Philadelphia for a two weeks' visit with relatives.

A.L. SMITH, of Forksville, was here Friday, in answer to a subpoena in the case of Benfield vs. SCHANNABACHER, tried before 'Squire LAWRENCE.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Victor HUGO of this place, Monday March 16, a girl weighing eleven pounds. Mother and little one doing well and the father happy.

Bill CHENEY, of the Laporte Republican, was over from Laporte Monday. He was smiling as though he was oblivious of the fact that he is shortly to be annihilated by the new paper.


Having disposed of our store property in Sonestown, Pa. We want all accounts settled at once. The books are still in the hands of John. W. BUCK. All accounts not settled will be placed for collection; so please call and settle, and oblige. BODINE & WARN, Sonestown, Pa. March 10, 1896.


East Forks School

Average per cent--of attendance, class recitation and deportment
Grade A:


Delbert BIRD

James EOWE





Minnie EPLER





Grade B:






Clayton BIRD



Jennie EPLER

Blanche STREBY

George BIRD



Grade C:









Shrimp School for March 6, 1896

Division A:


Division B:




Cleveland SAYMAN


Worthy of mention:




Josie COOK




26 Mar 1896


Ray S. ROGERS, and college friend are home on a short vacation.

D.T. HUCKELL is at Williamsport attending the M.E. conference.

C.W. SCHANBACHER, of this place, succeeded in passing the examination as local preacher at the Evangelical conference at Williamsport last week.

Considerable sickness is prevailing in this vicinity. M.R. BLACK, C.H. SEELEY, Mrs. SEELEY, Levy LANCASTER and C.W. SCHANBACHER are among those convalescing.

W.M. MOLYNEUX, D.D.S., of Monroeton, made a professional visit to this place last Monday and Tuesday. It is his intention to visit here one day every month and is prepared to do all kinds of dental work.

A leap year party at Geo. COLLINS' last Wednesday evening was a grand affair. Some twenty-eight or more courageous young ladies escorted as many nervous and timid young men to the residence of Mr. COLLINS and there entertained them with a sumptuous repast. They likewise devised many recreations to amuse and draw out their bashful proteges, whose characteristic modesty would otherwise have a tendency to make them retire within themselves and thus "spend their sweetness on the desert air." So all went merry as a marriage bell and the gay festivities were kept up to as late an hour as the fair entertainers judged it prudent without the risk of awakening unpleasant apprehensions in the breasts of the respective maternal relatives of the aforesaid proteges. After which they escorted home their charges, carefully shielding them from the many dangers which beset nocturnal pedestrianism and safely delivered them to their maternal relatives.

The community was most painfully shocked by the totally unexpected death of Miss Ivy GLIDEWELL which took place on Saturday evening after an illness of barely two days duration. Very few persons, even her nearest neighbors and intimate friends, were aware of her sickness (which was la grippe terminating in pneumonia and hemorrhage of the lung) until startled by the tiding of the death. Miss GLIDEWELL was a daughter of this place, and was a most amiable and accomplished young lady, idolized by her parents, esteemed and beloved by a large circle of friends, for her Christian character, her sunny and genial disposition and her many lovable traits. The heart-broken parents under this crushing and unexpected blow have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.


The schools are all closed for the long vacation, indeed it is entirely too long. Most of our schools have been reasonably successful, but the attendance will not average much above eighty per cent.

Quarterly meeting was held at the Elkland church last Sunday.

Death has again entered our community and taken another of our aged men. Vincent WOODHEAD died suddenly on Saturday evening, March 21, 1896. He had been in his usual health to within a few minutes before he died. The cause of his death was no doubt heart disease, and, though he had suffered for some years with deafness and rheumatism, he was never confined to his room. The funeral will take place on Wednesday at Bethel where he will be laid to rest by the side of his wife who died August 14, 1881. Vincent WOODHEAD was born in England October 16, 1823, hence was seventy-two years old. He came to Elkland with his father, Joseph WOODHEAD, when a child. He was married in 1854 to Esther Ellen MOLYNEUX. To this union seven children were born, six sons and one daughter; all survive except one son who died in infancy. Mr. WOODHEAD was one of the stalwart young men who started in the woods and cleared a large farm. He was always a hard worker and provided well for his family. In religion he was a consistent member of the Wesleyan church.

Protracted meetings will be commenced on Tuesday evening by Revs. FRAZIER and LANE.


J.J. WEBSTER is hauling wood to the creamery.

An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. JENNINGS died on Monday the 16th inst.

Several from this place will go on the drive. They are caulking their shoes and anxiously awaiting a freshet.

A.T. MULNIX and J.J. WEBSTER each have a large stock of logs at their mills. The question is often asked "Where does it all come from?"

The Wesleyan church at Millview is now completed with the exception of the painting. It will be dedicated in June.

Chas. MCGUIRE lost a valuable team horse last week.

FULLER and WEBSTER will build a large wagon shop on the lot lately purchased of F. CHAFFEE. The second story will be finished off for a hall.


The sleighing is about gone.

W.H. ROGERS and sister, of Forksville, spent Sunday with friends in this place.

Hon. and Mrs. Russell KARNS and Mr. and Mrs. A.E. TRIPP, of this place, were transacting business in Dushore last Wednesday.

F.W. GALLAGHER and wife, E.J. MULLEN, Sheriff SWANK and wife, John BEAHEN and Miss Anna BEAHEN attended the supper and dance at Bernice last Tuesday evening. It was given in honor of St. Patrick.

Victor HUGO, of Dushore, has purchased the Sullivan Republican plant and will start April 1st to run a Democratic paper at the county seat. This is a thing that has long been needed in this place and we can only predict a prosperous and successful future for Victor.

Thomas PHILLIPS, of Muncy Valley, is spending a few days with his daughter, Mrs. Ellis SWANK, and friends at this place.

Dr. WADDELL, of Dushore, was called to the home of Henry KOHENSPARGER last Wednesday night on account of "Aunt Nancy' who is confined to her bed. We are glad to hear that she is convalescent.

Miss Emily POMEROY, of Dushore, came over on the train Friday afternoon after Dr. WADDELL'S horse which he left here on account of the rainy weather on Thursday. Miss Emily is as good with the reins as the best of our horsemen.

Mrs. T.J. KEELER entertained some ladies at tea on Friday afternoon. Those whom we noticed present were: Mrs. Russell KARNS, Mrs. W.M. CHENEY, Mrs. Cora STORMONT, Mrs H. MILLER.

R. LISSON and C.E. BRINK, of Eaglesmere, were transacting business at the county seat Monday.

Hon. T.H. INGHAM was doing business in Williamsport the fore part of this week.

Hon. Russel KARNS felt quite elated last week after he had been informed of the decision of the Superior Court, in which they say that laborers must be paid under the KARNS Bill. He had been told by some of the lawyers and laymen of this county that "the act was no good". Some of the lawyers said "it is not worth the paper it is written on." In the case of John HOFFA vs. PERSUN, tried in Wyoming county before Judge SEARL, the labor claims were allowed under the act of May 7, 1891, known as the "KARNS BILL". An appeal was taken and argued on both sides by able attorneys. The opinion of the Superior Court was handed last week by His Honor Judge BEAVER, sustaining the decision of the lower court. This act will serve two good purposes: it will give the working man his pay and wipe out the indebtedness of the jobber to his employees.

Among the persons we noticed at the windup of the contest were: Hon. R.W. ARCHIBALD, James PLATE, E.J. JORDAN, Alphonsus WALSH, John G. SCOUTEN, Chas. WHEELOCK, H.C. BENNETT, commissioners of Wyoming and the commissioners and clerk of this county, attorneys E.J. MULLEN, F.H. INGHAM, T.J. INGHAM and A.J. BRADLEY.


Wallace VANREICHTON of Bradford and Cora BATTEN of Shunk; Delos HOAGLAND and Minnie FULLER of Shunk: Wallace KIMBALL and Bertha BARNES of Elkland were united in marriage during the past two weeks and have been busy since receiving the congratulations of their friends. Mr. VANREICHTON and Miss BATTEN were married in Bradford county while Squire KILMER performed the ceremony for the others. The Squire claims a higher number of marriages than any other justice of Fox during a similar term.

Daniel PORTER'S condition has changed but little up to this writing from the date of the paralytic stroke some weeks ago. He is still helpless and speechless.

Mrs. John SWINGEL has been seriously sick for the past two weeks.

A letter from Martin WILCOX and Judson BROWN chronicles their safe arrival in Virginia and their intention of going on to Florida.

A surprise party in honor of the birthday of Mattie LEONARD was held at Samuel LEONARD'S on the 22nd inst.

A.F. LETTS and Frank PITCHER leave for Elmira this week to remain indefinitely.

John C. CAMPBELL of Platt has been dangerously ill for the past two weeks from lagrippe but is recovering slowly at this writing.

Fred MCCARTY of Platt has dug a well at his barn to facilitate watering his stock - not railroad stock.

Joseph PORTER, Augustus ALBERT and others have taken advantage of the good sledding to get a good supply of fertilizer over the mountain from Grover. We presume some of it will go to fill out orders taken before election.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis KILMER , of Shunk, are the proud parents of a brand new baby.

Overseer of Poor, Daniel MORGAN, reports a curiosity in the shape of a horse with a genuine mustache several inches in length. Dan says the only trouble with the horse is that he stops too long to admire himself in the water when he drinks. He also says that the horse keeps his mustache nicely curled by rubbing it over is (the horse's ) legs, and that when it is fixed to his satisfaction he will swagger around in a style clearly suggestive of the plains, for it is a western horse. Dan has not yet expressed his intention of traveling with the horse, but we ought to all have a chance to see it at the fair next fall.

The big dog that followed Squire KILMER to Laporte came out to Shunk last wek to pay the Squire a visit. While here he scraped an intimate acquaintance with Wm. POLLUCK'S white bull dog with disastrous results to both. After they had decided not to become friends the big dog went home on three legs, leaving a trail behind him a yard wide while the bull dog looked as if an X ray picture had been taken of his skull.

Harriet, wife of Sylvester BROWN, died suddenly on the evening of the 14th, with heart failure. She had been in ill health for some time past, but not to interfere with her being around, so that her death was wholly unexpected and a great shock to the community. She was buried in the BROWN cemetery at Shunk on the 17th inst, the funeral being largely attended. She was a woman who gave her whole time to her family and was highly respected by all.


Henry MESSERSMITH and wife, of Colley, spent Wednesday at New Albany, the guest of George HEVERLY.

Alvin WALTMAN has bought Newton MILLER'S farm at Laddsburg and will take posession April 1st.

Mrs. John JONES visited her brother Chas. SPEAR at Noxen recently.

Mrs. HELENBOLT and daughter have returned to their home at Daleville after spending some time with her brother Frank MILLER.

John SCHEER and family are spending some time with relatives here.

Misses Lou and Effie HOYT, of Evergreen, called on the Misses THRASHER'S Sunday.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred KIPP, a nine pound boy.

John BROWN and wife, of Laddsburg, will move to Evergreen.

The teachers have again taken their places to teach another month of school.

A number of invited people assembled at Christian FRUTCHEY'S Tuesday evening and enjoyed themselves at dancing.

Gabriel ROBINSON and family and George HEIBER spent St. Patricks day with their parents in Cherry.

Several of the young people attended the party at New Albany Tuesday evening.


Mrs. Washington ROBBINS, of Unityville, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W.N. PENNINGTON, of this place.

Rev. W.A. LEPLEY, of this place, attended conference at Williamsport last week.

John I.(?) KANE, of Williamsport , was calling on friends at this place recently.

Mrs. Chas. LONG and Mrs. EVERETT, of Unityville, Sundayed with the former's sister, Mrs. PENNINGTON.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey HINKLE, of this place, went to Williamsport on Thursday the 12th inst. to attend the wedding of their daughter Miss Jennie.

T.F. KERNAN, of Sonestown, and Miss Mame MORAN, of this place, attended the ball at Bernice last Tuesday evening.


Mrs. LOGAN is slowly recovering from a recent illness.

Mrs. DUNHAM is able to be out again after a sick spell.

H.D. AVERY has been laid up the past two weeks with gripp.

J.H. STACKHOUSE has got his stock of logs in and has take his team back to the farm.

E.F. IVES will begin sawing next week.

Friend AVERY has gone to Philadelphia to work.


Wm. N. HARRISON, of Hillsgrove, was in town Friday.

M.D. FINAN is in New York buying spring millinery.

Hon. E.A. STRONG, of Wyalusing, was in town last Wednesday.

The weather all over the country has been rather unreasonable for March.

Two persons were convicted at Harrisburg of circulating anonymous campaign circulars.

New Albany's new clothing store, which was hoped to be a permanency, has left town.

Rev. W.H. GROSS, of Hagerstown, Md., visited his son J.E. GROSS, at Cherry Mills last week.

The Montrose Republican has bought out and absorbed the semi-weekly Sentinel of the same place.

C.T. LAWRENCE was elected to the vacancy on the school board caused by the resignation of W.J. LAWRENCE.

Judge DUNHAM, of Laporte, is presiding at Troy this week, owing to the illness of Judge PECK, of the Bradford district.

Mrs. R.J. THOMSON and Rev. and Mrs. J.W. KLINGLER enjoyed a sleigh ride to Forksville last week and took dinner with Mrs. J.W. ROGERS.

Frank BAKER, of Stevensville, Bradford county, was in town Monday. He is a former resident of Cherry township, and likes to come back and see his friends.

Oscar C. MUTCHLER, formerly of this place, was visiting MR. and Mrs. J.E GROSS at Cherry Mills last week. He is now trainmaster of the Delaware, Susquehanna & Schuykill Freeland, PA.

John M. GAUTSCH was found dead in his bed at Williamsport Monday morning March 16. He formerly resided at Muncy Valley, and was at one time one of the auditors of Sullivan county.

The creamery of the Standard Butter Company at Newark Valley is to be abandoned and the contents removed, the engine and boilers to Towanda, and the separators to Michigan.

Married March 18, 1896 at the residence of Henry HOTTENSTEIN, in East Forks township, Sullivan county, PA, by Rev. J.R. BOTTS, Mr. George HOTTENSTEIN and Miss Winifred BEDFORD , both of Sullivan county.

Hon. B.M PECK, president judge of the Bradford district, was taken suddenly and alarmingly ill on Tuesday, March 17, and for a day or two his life was despaired of. He is slightly better at present, although still a very sick man. His trouble is congestion of the brain induced by gripp.

A few days ago, five barrels of the Hathaway iron ore were shipped to a large concern, where it is to be experimented with in the manufacture of armor for ships. It is reported that the gentlemen interested in the tests of this ore believe it to be the best material yet discovered for the purpose, as it will not corrode. If it is decided to adopt this ore, it will open up a new industry in Tioga, as it can be supplied in almost any quantity.

The Bradford County Railway Company received its charter March 14. This supersedes the Towanda – Canton Trolley Road. As near as we can gather, the company intends to build a regular steam line from Canton, on the line of the Northern Central, to Greenwood, on the Barclay road and use the tracks of the latter company into Towanda. Canton has subscribed her share of the money, and Towanda is requested to ante up or get out of the game. We hope they will ante.

James QUINN, a sixteen-year-old son of Matthew QUINN, of Ricketts, received fatal injuries in the saw mill at that place Tuesday, March 17, and died in the hospital at Wilkes-Barre the next day. His funeral was held at Dushore on Friday, interment in St. Basil’s cemetery. QUINN was doing some work around one of the large shafts, and his clothing caught. He grasped a heavy beam and endeavored to wrench himself away, when his foot was torn from its socket. He was an intelligent and industrious young man, whose death is sincerely mourned by the community where he lived.

Sheriff SWANK and his deputy, Morgan GAVITT, were over from Laporte Tuesday.

Patrick LEONARD has been seriously ill for the last two weeks from an attack of gravel.

Rev. D.L. KEPNER has taken possession of the Evangelical parsonage on Headley avenue.

The house of John YANNEY, on Sugar Hill, near Bernice. was totally destroyed by fire Monday, together with all the contents. All that was saved was the clothes on their backs. He has no insurance. Mr. YANNEY is a poor man, and the loss falls very heavily upon him.

Four men and one woman were arrested in Sayre last Wednesday, for passing counterfeit money and taken to a Towanda jail on Thursday. They are a tough gang, and if the evidence is clear enough, they will receive the full penalty. One of them, named ROCKWELL , was but recently released from the penitentiary.

There will be a business course in the Laporte Mountain Summer School with Prof. John W. MOYER, who had been repeatedly offered the principalship of Wood's Business College at Wilkes-Barre, as manager. April 3rd, L.L. FORD will meed with the Advisory Board at Laporte to decide whether he will locate his summer school there or elsewhere.


Jennings Brothers have traded their small dynamo for a large one. The men are now at work placing the big one and after it is completed they expect to light up their upper mill, the pin factory and everybody that wants electric lights.

Frank BILLINGS came down from New York State and is again at work at the factory

A. MESSERSMITH has closed his shoe shop here and will work in Dushore.

Mr. HOWELL, Jennings Brother's lawyer, is spending a week with his family in York State.

Miss Lora WOODSIDE from Muncy Valley is visiting her sister, Mrs. Wm. YESTER.

Frank BLASEDELL from New York City is here looking after the interests of the Standard Wood Co., of which he is the main stockholder. Frank is a good all around fellow, but we would feel a little timid sitting with him under a shade tree during a thunder storm.

Jennings Bros. are having their store re-painted.


Mr. Guy SICK is visiting friends in Ulster.

M.R. RICHLEY is visiting friends at Sheshequin.

Mrs. MCCARTY, of Ulster, is seriously ill at Peter MCDONALD’S.

The Ladies’ Sewing Circle of Cherry Mills met at Mrs. C.S. SICK’S on Saturday and was largely attended.

J.J. LONG is moving onto the BARTH farm.

Fred STARK of Lima, Ohio, expects to farm for H. LONG.

Mrs. LAVEY has been sick for the past week, but is improving.

W. BARTH has moved from the GILLIGAN farm to J.J. LONG’S property.

Wm. SMITH has been sick for the past few days, but is out again.

H. STAHL is on the sick list.

Mrs. Joe SICK has an attack of the quinsy.


Rev. J.H BRITTON commenced a series of meetings in the M.E. church Monday evening, Mar. 16.

Mrs. Anna SADLER of Hillsgrove is visiting her son, C.R.SADLER, of this place.

The people here, in general are very much pleased to have Rev. S.D. FISK returned to the Albany circuit as he and his faithful wife have done a good work and made many warm friends here the past year.

Rev. J.R. BOTTS, ex-president of the conference, who has lived here for the past five years, has taken charge of the Monroe circuit, Wyoming Co., and expects to move soon to Noxen, one of his appointments. The family will be greatly missed by the people here, but we wish them success in their new field of labor.

Mrs. John MUMMAH and little daughter of Trout Run, Lycoming Co., returned home last week after a few weeks stay here with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. BOTTS.

Mrs. M.M. HALL and daughter, Miss Elma, Mrs. Jessie MOLYNEUX and daughter Ollie, and Mr. HUBLER of this place attended the surprise party in honor of Mrs. Sarah KENYON’S birthday at Laddsburg, March 17.

Mrs. Jane LADD will move this week from rooms rented of Mrs. John WHITE on Keeler street to those of N.L. MILLER’S old hardware store on Front Street.

F.L. TAYLOR, the enterprising editor of the Mirror, has purchased the house on Front street, known as the "bee hive’ and will take possession soon.

The Women’s Relief Corps of this place are doing a noble work in caring for the poor. Last week a committee of them took supplies to a sick man and his family who with grateful hearts and weeping eyes exclaimed – "They look like angels".

Mrs. Charlie ALLEN spent a few days last week at North Mountain with her brothers and attended the sale of her mother’s household effects.

Philo FINCH is suffering greatly with a strained side, caused by a fall.

Miss Lillian SMITH closed a successful term of school at Oak hill on Wednesday , March 18, and has returned home, much to the joy of her parents and many friends.

Levi DRAKE has moved from his farm on Hatch Hill to the Joe Heverly farm on Nigger Hill.

John BROWN of (?) sold his farm to John MCKERNEN of the same place and has purchased E.C. WHITE’S house and lot at Evergreen, where they expect to move soon.

E.C. WHITE of Evergreen will move this week to New Albany into rooms rented of his mother, Mrs. John WHITE.

N.L. MILLER of Adriance, Mich., formerly of this place, has sold his farm at Laddsburg to A.A. WALTMAN of the same place, consideration $2,000.

Mrs. S.D. STERIGERE is in very poor health.

A number of young men met at the home of Rev. G.W. STERIGERE on Monday and split up a nice pile of wood for him. Boys, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Matt. 25: 40. Mr. STERIGERE is still slowly improving and feels very grateful to his many friends for their kindness.


O.O. BARNES, of Sciota Vale, was in Dushore Monday.

C.S. HOLCOMB, of Leroy, is working for the Review at present.

Dr. W.B. KELLY, the Towanda dentist, is in town this week.

Miss Grace LAWRENCE, who has been attending the Bloomsburg Normal school, came home Saturday night for Easter vacation.

County Superintendent MEYLERT was in town last Thursday and Friday. He looks after the schools very closely.

Dr. H.N. OSLER, John BENJAMIN and John BIDDLE came home Saturday night from Philadelphia where they have been attending dental college.


Report of Black Water Run School for month ending February 13, 1896. Nettie GLIDEWELL, Teacher.

Fifth Grade Reader:



Hattie BLACK






Third and Fourth Grade Reader:




Stanley WRIGHT





2 Apr 1896


James DONLAN of Foot-of-Plane will move to Lopez this week.

Mrs. EDGAR has moved from Thorndale to town.

Frank NUTTENBURG, Mr. WEAVER, Mr. MOSS and Mr. DAVIS all have moved to Turrelltown.

Wm. LESTER has moved from Turrelltown to Dr. BROCKWAY'S house in Lopez.

Charles WHITE will move to Thorndale.

Robert HAWK had a message Friday morning of the death of a daughter at Gouldsboro. He and his family attended the funeral Sunday at the above named place.

Talk about bear hunting! David BROWN, the old pioneer bear slayer, and Casper KOHLER, each shot a black bear last Friday almost in sight of the school house of our town. It was decided to take them to PLACE & DYER'S slaughterhouse and have them dressed. James. D. PLACE went to work at them just as he would a beef and in fifteen minutes had them both strung up in first-class shape. Monday morning the meat was shipped to a Wilkes-Barre firm and King David is in possession of two as fine bear skins as you ever saw.

The schools of Lopez have all been closed and a successful term we have had. The teachers, especially Mr. GAREY, are to be congratulated by all the scholars for their good work.

Miss Clara BALLARD has resigned her position as typewriter for Jennings Bros., and, with Maud HAYMAN, will start for California on April 6th. We wish the girls success as they are both well qualified for the positions they have followed.

Claude CUMMINGS Sundayed with his parents at Monroeton.

Michael FINAN took a bath in Jennings Bros., mill dam last Friday. "Oh, but it was cold," so says Mike.

John MCLEOD has resigned his position as superintendent at the Standard Kindling Wood Factory. The boys and girls are sorry to see John leave, as he has the good will of all the packers. It will be hard to fill his place.

Several of the boys started for the drive Monday morning on the Mehoopany.

Mr. MITCHELL has moved to Ricketts.

Father ENRIGHT attended the funeral of Father MURRAY, at Dunmore, last Tuesday.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry GOODSELL, a daughter.

Rev. LB CREAMER, of Daleville, Lackawanna county, spent last week with friends in this place and Laddsburg.

Rev. R.B. BELLAR, of Beaumont, Wyoming county, president of the Pennsylvania Conference M.P. church, spent Friday night at Rev. J.R. BOTTS' on his way to Spring Lake to hold quarterly meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry HOTTENSTEIN, of East Forks, were calling on friends here Saturday on their way to Spring Lake.

A number of young people met last Wednesday evening at John MCNEIL'S where they spent a few pleasant hours pulling candy, playing games, etc.

S. McBride, and Mr.HULL of Hillsgrove, passed through this place on Wednesday last on their way to Towanda.

Herbert LONG, of North street, and Miss Lizzie HIBBARD, of Evergreen, were united in marriage on Wednesday, March 25th at the M.E. parsonage in this place by the pastor Rev. J. H. BRITTAN. ( See correction for names in the Thursday, April 9 column)

The W.R.C. Aid Society met with Mrs. Calvin ALLEN on Thursday, March 26. A goodly number were present.

Miss Hattie WATSON has gone to Forksville to visit her sister Mrs. Samuel BRYAN.

Warren WATSON has moved from the old house to the Boyd WILCOX tenement house just below town.

Mit DAVISON moved last week from the house owned by Wm. WILCOX on the Evergreen road to Lopez and Mr. WILCOX will take possession of his own house April 1st.

Mrs. J.G. SAXE returned on Wednesday last from a few weeks visit with friends at Scranton.

John HOON moved last week from Frenchtown to this place and will live in the house with his wife's mother, Mrs. Wm. WOOD, on Front Street.

J.H TURNER moved on Friday last from the house on Front street purchased by TAYLOR(?) to the one vacated by the same at the same time known as the Polly CAMPBELL house.

Lewis BENDER moved last week from the Cris PLATT house on Front street below town to his own house near his blacksmith shop.

Mrs. Cyrus PLUMMER who has been under the doctor’s care for two or three years, is again seriously ill, and Mr. PLUMMER has also been confined to his bed for some weeks but is a little better now.

E.J. BILLINGS received five car loads of western hay on Friday last which he will cut, pack and ship to Wilkes-Barre.

Wm. B CAIRNS, of Wilkes-Barre, son of Rev. J. CAIRNS, a former pastor of the M.P. church in this place, spent Sunday with friends here.

Mr. and Mrs. C.C. WOOD spent Saturday night and Sunday at Frenchtown with Mrs. WOOD'S sister, Mrs. Matt BROWN.

Mrs. Martin RYDER returned from the hospital last Friday with her eyesight very much improved and also her health in general.

Miss Alice SMITH who has been spending a few weeks with her parents here returned to Wyalusing where she is engaged in dressmaking.

On Thursday night, April 2, there will be a chicken pie supper on Hatch Hill at the home of Cameron ENGLISH for the benefit of Rev. S.D. FISK.

G.L. NORTEN and Miss Winifred FAWCETT returned on Friday from New York City where they have been purchasing their stock of spring goods.

Next meeting of the W.C.T.U. will be at Mrs. James ALLEN's Tuesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. and will be a mothers meeting. Everybody will be invited.


Hon. W.C. ROGERS and A.L. SMITH attended Masonic lodge at Monroeton Tuesday evening.

Miss Jennie ROGERS, who just completed a successful term of school, left last Monday to attend the spring term of the Bloomsburg state normal.

Chas. SEELEY, Jr. and Mrs. F.B. GLIDEWELL are reported quite seriously ill.

Rev. S.E. LANE, our pastor, delivered one of his characteristic able, logical and interesting addresses before the W.C.T.U. convention at Warburton Hill last Thursday evening.

A preliminary meeting was held in the school house last Friday evening, preparatory to organizing a singing class. Prof. Geo. STURDEVANT, a well trained and talented musical director, is in charge. A considerable latent musical talent seems to be slumbering in this vicinity, only awaiting the magic of Prof. STURDEVANT to awaken it into activity, and ere next writing our young people will be enjoying a genuine old-fashioned singing school, with all the word implies.

Mr. George CAMPBELL, the prospective editor of the new Republican paper, is spending several days in this vicinity working for the interests of the new organ. The Chiel combine, reportorial talent with business ability, is a rare combination.

The funeral of Miss Ivy GLIDEWELL was held in the M.E. Church , Tuesday afternoon of last week. The entire community paid their last respects to one whose Christian life, amiable, and loving disposition had so endeared her to their hearts. The pale face, the trembling voice, the tearful eye, showed more effectually than words, with what love and affection she was held by the young people of her society. Rev. LANE assisted by Rev. FRAZIER, conducted the services. The Epworth League had prepared for them for the occasion by Evenden Bros., of Williamsport, a large Maltese cross of roses, which is the emblem of the society. There were also many other floral offerings.

O.W. OSLER of Hughesville, "Uncle Josiah" WARREN of Canton, Prof. F.W. MEYLERT and wife of Laporte, and Miss Gettie LANCASTER of Eaglesmere, attended the funeral services last Tuesday.

The editor of the Berwick Independent became the father of a new boy last Friday, and says he is now ready to receive congratulations and overdue subscriptions.


The Ladies' Sewing Circle of Cherry Mills, will meet at Mrs. Edward YONKIN’s on Thursday, April 2nd.

Horace SICK had a relapse of the quinsy and is improving at this writing.

Mrs. Howard LITZELMAN and her sister were called to Peter MCDONALD'S on account of their mother, Mrs. MCCARTY.

Julius SICK of Nordmont, was visiting friends in this vicinity last week.

Invitations are out for the MILLHEIM and SAYMAN wedding April 6th.

Mr. and Mrs. J.K. BIRD of Millview, took dinner with Leo. SICK on Saturday.


District Attorney E.J. MULLEN spent Saturday with friends in Dushore.

Miss Clara BALLARD who has been acting as book keeper and type writer for Jennings Bros., at Lopez, returned home last Saturday. Miss BALLARD will leave about April 8 for California where she has accepted a position as stenographer. She will be accompanied by Miss Maud HAYMAN of Dushore.

As we passed by the parlors of the Laporte Hotel on Saturday, we saw a number of ladies. On being informed by one of our friends that it was an afternoon tea party given by Mrs. Russel KARNS, Mrs. Cora STORMONT and Mrs. S.B. KARNS, we took particular pains to see who were present and we noticed the following: Mrs. W.M. CHENEY, Mrs. H.K. MILLER, Mrs. T.J. KEELER and daughter Olive, Mrs. Ellis SWANK, Miss SPENCER, Miss Jannette SPENCER, Miss Mable SPENCER, Miss Alma LAUER, Mrs. Emma BARROWS, Mrs. F.W. MEYLERT, Mrs. F.H. INGHAM and her little son Fritz. The parlors were handsomely decorated with flowers, and the refreshments made our mouth water.

Hon. E.M. DUNHAM is holding a two weeks term of court at Troy for the Hon. B.M. PEEK, who has been confined to his house.

The Republicans who are interested in the starting of a new Republican paper assembled here on Monday and organized their company. They have placed Mr. Chas. WING as manager and Mr. CAMPBELL as editor. They will send out a prospectus next week and it is thought by them that the new paper will be ready for readers by the first week in May.

Hon. Russel KARNS, accompanied by James. H. GANSEL, left on Monday for Elmira, N.Y., where they will transact business before the court of that place.

As the commissioners clerk and court house janitor, GALLAGHER, was putting coal in the heater last Friday morning, the pipes burst causing the fire to be put out. The county officials loafed all day except those who got oil stoves and kept their lamps burning. Mr. RILEY the plumber, who put the apparatus up, was telegraphed and he came and shut the part off that had burst and left it to be fixed when it gets warmer weather. It is said that it was caused by an insufficient supply of water. The only thing we can see is that some way be provided through which the heater and heating of the building is attended as it should be.

The jury commissioners and their clerk met on Monday and drew out names from the wheel for the May term of court.

Mrs. Cora STORMONT and Miss Mable SPENCER left this week for Williamsport where they will assist in beautifying the heads of the ladies in an artistic manner of hat trimming.

Rev. John LEACH has been sent to fill the pulpit at the M.E. church at this place.

A.E. TRIPP was transacting business at Jamison City Saturday last.


John H. SCHOONOVER has sold his farm containing 115 acres to Daniel VANDERPOOL.Consideration $3300.

J.A. BIENER and family were calling on friends in Asylum township last week.

Mrs. A.A. MILLER and son J.D. MILLER, of Sayre, have moved on their farm in Rienzi.

James GRIPPAN, of Homets Ferry, has rented the Joel STEVENS farm in this place.

Geo. G. STEVENS will move from here to Wysox where he has rented the Ferry.

Mr. and Mrs. Job GAY and son, George, of Lime Hill, were callers at Terrytown last week.

H.L. TERRY, our generous town clerk, made a business trip to Tunkhannock last week.

Mr. and Mrs. A.J. HOFFMAN, of New Era, were visiting at J.W. FURMAN's at Rienzi, last week.

John ENGLISH and Geo. BIENER made a business trip to Dushore last week.

Chas. JOHNSON has sold his farm at Beaver Pond to Edward VANLUVNEE (?) and will move to Albany township.

J.B. HORTON, A.J. HOFFMAN and John D. BARRETT, road commissioners, and H.L. TERRY, town clerk, met at the town house last Saturday and appointed pathmasters and levied the township tax for 1896. Most all the old pathmasters were re-appointed.

We desire to express our sincere sympathy to the bereaved family, relatives and friends of the late A.E. FARRELL, of Lopez, as the deceased was an old school mate of your correspondent.


A great deal of sickness is still prevalent in this section. Mrs. Morris WILLIAMS, Elisha FANNING, Mrs. Jackson WILLIAMS, Mrs. Samuel LEONARD and a number of others are on the sick list.

H.A. COTT has rented his farm at Platt to Morris WILLIAMS who will take possession at once. Mr. COTT contemplates going to Buffalo.

Loie FANNING has returned from a two month stay at Dushore and expresses herself well pleased with her visit.

William NORTON of Platt, had a narrow escape from a serious accident last week. While fastening some bags of grain to the hoisting rope at the grist mill at Shunk, the machinery was started suddenly and the rope catching in his clothing he was carried up the grain. When from 12 to 15 feet from the ground his coat gave way and left him fall in a heap to the ground. Fortunately he was not hurt in any way.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace VANREICHTON are spending their honeymoon in New York.

Reuben BATTIN drove to Elmira last week and spent a few days with his sons Henry and Andrew.

Squire A.B. KILMER made a flying trip to Dushore on the 22nd. Loie FANNING returned with him.

Herbert HILL has returned home after completing a course in the Mansfield State Normal School.

A surprise party of young people descended on the home of Reuben T. BATTIN on the evening of the 24th and made things merry with dancing and games up to the "we sma' hours."

Lorenzo WRIGHT, of Elmira, is visiting his brother W.W. WRIGHT at Shunk.

Payne SHOEMAKER is Shunk's agent for the Chicago World and Jesse PORTER for the Williamsport Grit.

H. A. COTT will hold a vendue for the sale of his household goods, etc. on Friday, April 3rd.


I have about 300 sap pans and spikes for sale cheap. Also two large boiling pans. W.D. BAHR, Dushore, Pa.

NOTICE: Having disposed of our store property in Sonestown, Pa., we want all accounts settled at once. The books are still in the hands of John W. BUCK. All accounts not settled will be placed for collection; so please call and settle, and oblige. BODINE & WARN, Sonestown, Pa.

E.J. MULLEN, of Laporte, was in Dushore Sunday. Don't smile.

Dana JOHNSTON, son of Lewis A. LANDBACK, was buried at Lovelton, Saturday. Rev. J.W. KLINGLER, officiating.

Geo. HOTTENSTEIN, of Forks township, had his leg broken while floating logs in the creek near Millview, on Monday. He was taken to Hotel Snyder at Forksville, and made as comfortable as possible. Dr. RANDALL reduced the fracture.

May DITTERLINE, of Wilkes-Barre, has been in town since Saturday.

Extensive repairs are being made to the railroad trestle at this place. We wish the Lehigh would put an iron bridge in the place of that trestle, and they probably will when they get ready.

Mrs. BAKER, the aged mother of Frank BAKER, died at the residence of her son at Stevensville, Bradford county, on Saturday, and the remains were brought to this place for interment on Tuesday. She was 91 years of age.

As Patrick FARLEY, of Wilmot, was driving to Dushore Monday with a span of colts, they took fright near Wm. MCHENRY's and ran away, throwing Patrick out near Nathan PERSUN's and breaking his arm. The team was stopped a few yards further on.

Thomas PEALER, the aged father of Charles E. PEALER, has been seriously ill for some weeks with heart trouble. His life was despaired of last week, but at this writing, he is considerably better. E.B. PEALER, of Muncy, who came up last Friday, returned home Wednesday morning.

James H. CODDING wants to be re-elected to Congress, and Bradford says he shall be. Wayne is willing to concede it if Homer GREEN can have it next time. Susquehanna insists that C.F. WRIGHT is the man.

My three year old Jersey bull will stand for service this season. Peter GILMORE - Dushore, Pa.

J.L. MOLYNEUX, of Millview, was in town Monday.

L.E.WELLS went to Newark Valley, Monday morning.

A.A. COLLINS and wife of Forksville, were in town Tuesday.

F.J. SPADLING, of Forkston, Wyoming county, was in Dushore Tuesday. He called on the editor.

GEO. W. JACKSON, who has been operating a cigar factory in Scouten's block, has closed his factory.

Wm. D. BAHR has moved from the ZANER farm, below town, to his place on the hill, this side of the cemetery. He will erect a fine house during the year. Lewis ZANER has purchased the ZANER farm and taken possession.

There seems to have been fewer removals than common this spring. We have learned of the following: Bentley MEEKER from John SCOUTEN's house to Towanda; W.J. LAWRENCE from house on Laurel street to Laporte; Geo. STREBY from BAHL house on Laporte street to house vacated by LAWRENCE; Mrs. BAHL from township to house vacated by STREBY; C.E. MOLYNEUX from Tubach house on Laporte street to one of KISNER's houses on Cherry street; Thos. CRIMMINS from rooms in Mrs. MELVILLE's house on Laporte street to one of KISNER's houses on Cherry STREET; Wm. READER from SYLVARA house on Turnpike to farm in Cherry; Wm. BUSHY from J.H. YONKIN's farm house to N. PERSUN's house on upper Carpenter street; Charles HOPKINS from Colley to YONKIN's farm house; Andrew SCHULTZ from SIDLER house on Laport street to rooms in Depot house; Addison HUNSINGER from Colley to rooms in Depot house; Earnest CHALMERS begins housekeeping in SCOUTEN's house on Laporte street formerly occupied by F.I. STREBY.


Theodore MENCER has moved into the house lately vacated by W.J. MESSERSMITH. Mr. MESSERSMITH has moved to Washingtonville, his former home.

J.W. BUCK has recently purchased the Bodine & Warn store property and is offering inducements to his many customers.

Rev. J.W. CAMPBELL of the Evangelical church, has been returned to the circuit for another year, and his many friends united in giving him a fine reception. All reported a pleasant time.

Benny HESS is the father of a fine boy


James STULL, of Huntersville, and Miss Cora BIDDLE, of this place, were married at Williamsport Wednesday last. They returned to this place Saturday where they will reside for a time with the grandfather of the bride. We wish them much joy.

GEO. E. WALKER lost a valuable horse last week.

9 Apr 1896


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank MECKES, a boy.

F.U. WALTMAN has a new typewriter which he is using in the depot. He is getting to be an expert at the business.

MCGEE & RINEBOLD have moved their pool room to the store vacated by G.W. JOHNSON.

We have made application to Jennings Bros. for the job to light and blow out the lights at their upper mill and we think we will get it. B.W. says it is a good job.

Jennings Bros. are having the electric light poles put up. They are good looking poles at a little distance, but close they are a little like the money question, somewhat knotty.

Joseph LEPSCH is Superintendent at the Standard Kindling Wood Factory.

Casper KOHLER went to Thorndale to work at his trade, blacksmithing.

Dana STURDEVANT is home from Wilkes-Barre on her vacation.

C.H. JENNINGS lost a valuable cow last week.

Charley GERRINGER Sundayed with his famiy at Seaman's.

Perry GRIFFITH killed a fine wildcat last week. He brought it to town and got his $2.00 bounty and went home to look for more cats.

David BROWN's family have moved to their farm at Wyalusing for the summer.

Harry KRASNICKY & CO., have enlarged their store room and are doing a rushing business.

H.O. EDGAR, bookkeeper for M.B. HAUPT & CO., Wilkes-Barre, was in town last Friday and made pleasant calls on B.W. and C. H. JENNINGS. He informs them they use three car loads of Jennings Bros. daily.


We wish to correct the announcement of that wedding in last week’s items. The bridegroom is Claude LONG, not Herbert, and the bride Lissa HIBBARD, not Lizzie.

And still our people continue to make changes. J.H. SYLVARA has moved to the rooms vacated by Mrs. Jane LADD, instead of E.C. WHITE, as previously reported; Mr. HORTON from Rome to the house vacated by J.K. SYLVARA; Will MCCARTY from Elkland to the house vacated by Rev. J.R. BOTTS; Frank SHULTZ and sisters to the second floor of the same; Mrs. Peter SHERMAN goes back on her farm; E.E. STREBY to rooms vacated by Mrs. SHERMAN; Daniel LEE to Sheshequin, and the house where he lived will be tore down and a new one put in its place by E. CHILSON.

Henry SMITH is having an addition put on the building occupied by the Mirror and will raise the roof of the present building sufficient for a second story and fit it up for a photograph gallery to be occupied as a branch gallery by OTT & HAY of Towanda.

It is said that Erastus WILSON, of North street, has purchased the Leroy HEVERLY property here in town.

H.P. VANLOON, of French Creek, has purchased the vacant lot above E. VANDYKE's on Front street and has the stone already hauled for the foundation of a new dwelling house.

The Hattie JOHNSON colored concert company struck this town on Tuesday last and advertised freely to hold forth at Murphy's hall both Wednesday and Thursday night, but be it said to the credit of our people they had too much good sense to leave the meetings to attend a show and so in consequence the troupe did not make enough to pay their expenses and so packed up and started for Wyalusing, the women by rail and the men across the hills on foot. We wish everything of a questionable character that came into the place would be so treated.

Our W.C.T.U. has taken another step forward by the members, or at least most of them, signing a pledge promising to abstain from wearing birds or their plumage on their bonnets and also to try to influence others to do the same. If there is anything that will promote the happiness of man or beast, that this society everywhere will not take hold, we would like to know what it is.

Mrs. Anna SADLER returned to her home at Hillsgrove the fore part of last week

Rex WILCOX, who is attending school at Bradford, spent last week with his parents here.

Mrs. P.R. PITTMAN and Mrs. Wint CAMPBELL, of Monroeton, spent a few hours with friends here one day recently. Mrs. PITTMAN is again suffering with her mind and it is feared she will have to be sent away again for treatment.

Mrs. C.J. SUMNER, the county superintendent of mercy work in the W.C.T.U., has organized a Band of Mercy among the children here which is , we think, a good thing, but she has not sought to stop here but go right on and organize another band among the parents, for we are strongly reminded that something of the kind is needed when we look at the poor clipped, shivering horses these cold windy days. Shame on any man who will for pride’s sake expose his kind faithful beast to such cruelty.

R.D. SHERMAN has sold his house and lot to A. PARDOE, of Overton.

Mrs. ELY, of Lopez, formerly of this place, has bought and moved into the Chris. PLATT house just below town.

Mrs. Hattie FAWCETT and Mrs. Wm. HEWITT are again on the sick list.

Miss Mary LARABEE, who has been in poor health for some time, has been much worse the past week.

Henry DEMOREST, of Towanda, who with his parents lived here some years ago, filled the Baptist pulpit last Sunday morning and evening. Mr. DEMOREST is a bright young man and we hope for him a successful future in his chosen work of preaching the gospel.


John FINERTY of this place has returned home from Nordmont where he has been working on the drive.

Sheriff SWANK was in town Saturday.

W.F. DONOVAN of this place was visiting friends at Nordmont Thursday

P.M. TAYLOR closed the primary grade and TL..H. GALLAGHER the first grade of our schools Thursday, April 24. Both teachers have given excellent satisfaction.

As we passed by the residence of Mrs. James MORAN on Thursday, we saw a number of ladies and gentlemen and on being informed by one of our friends that it was an afternoon tea party given by Mrs. James MORAN, we took particular pains to see who were present and we noticed the following: Mrs. R.R. SCOTT, Miss M. DONOVAN, Miss Jessie TAYLOR, Miss Clara TAYLOR, Miss Mabel TAYLOR, Mr. T.H. GALLAGHER, Mr. P.M. TAYLOR, and M.M. TAYLOR of this place and Mrs. P.E. MAGARGEL of Sonestown.

M.M. VALLEY wears a broad smile; it's a boy.


Grippe is quite prevalent here.

Anthony COLLINS spent last week with friends here.

Will MCKERNAN is doing business at Wilkes-Barre.

John MURPHY of Dushore, is having a house repaired at Ringdale, in which he intends to move this spring.

Garett MCKERN, of Hillsgrove, was called to his home in this place owing to the illness of his father, who is much better at this writing.

Michael BROSCHART, of Overton, is spending a few days with his aged parents who are both quite ill.

Mrs. William KELLEY, of Sugar Ridge, visited parents here.

Among the recent callers at the hotel were Miss Nellie CADDEN, of Ithaca, Miss Jennie and Cressie KAIR, and Geo. FARRELL, and John HEMBURY of Dushore.

E..L. SWEENEY, is about to close a successful term of school.

Miss Ida TINKLEPAUGH, of Laporte, has returned to her home.

A small child of Phillip EMIG has been quite ill with grippe.

Miss Blanche SWEENEY is visiting friends at Overton.


Miss Mary WARD returned to Ithaca Monday.

Mr.Stephen MURPHY'S family is sick with la grippe.

Miss Carrie REDDING and brother visited at John WAPLES's recently.

Mrs. John QUINN visited her daughter May at Towanda last Monday.

Mr. Patrick MCDERMOTT is moving from Towanda onto his farm recently purchased of Mr.WALTMAN.

Mrs. John SCANLIN spent Tuesday at Sayre on business.

Mr. John BARRA is having some hay pressed.

Mr. Anthony ROUSE visited his sister, Mrs. Patrick RYAN, one day last week.

Misses Amelia and Mary AMBS spent Monday with their uncle, Frank RICHLIN.

Mr. HILBERT and Mrs. Ida RETBURG were married recently by Rev. CHEESEMAN.

Miss Lizzie QUINN spent Easter at home.

Mr. Frank MIDDENDORF returned from the hospital at Wilkes-Barre greatly improved.


Alphonsus WALSH made a business trip to the county seat last Saturday. He drove over from Dushore in one hour and twenty-nine minutes, stayed twenty minutes and then he drove to Satterfield and took the train for Towanda. Mr. WALSH is an up and doing lawyer and we wish him success.

F.H. INGHAM was transacting business in Williamsport last Saturday.

Among the lawyers present at argument court were: Rush J. THOMSON, John G. SCOUTEN, John H. CRONIN,

and A. WALSH, of Dushore; W.E. CRAWFORD, of Hughesville; T.J. INGHAM. Others present were: A.B. KARNS, M.J. PHILLIPS, John YONKIN, Russel KARNS, John E. GALLAGHER, Sheriff SWANK and Morgan GAVITT.

John PAULBAMUS, of Williamsport, was in town Friday.

L.L. FORD, of Philadelphia, was in town two days last week looking over the prospects of the summer school to be started here this summer. He met a committee on Friday night and the decision was that the school will start. There were two gentlemen from Philadelphia who have purchased lots down by the lake and will build there this spring so that their children can attend the school. Clinton LLOYD, of Muncy, was present at the meeting and he is anxious to see the school started. Prof. MEYLERT has had the assurance of 20 scholars from Laporte, 30 from Dushore and vicinity, 20 from the western end of the county and 8 from Sonestown. He has not heard from Muncy Valley but it is a sure thing that there will be some from there. The roll will run up over 100 by the time the school is ready to start. We wish it all the success possible

Attorney John G. SCOUTEN was doing business at the county seat on Tuesday.

The Democratic committee meeting was called to order at 2 p.m. Monday by County Chairman MULLEN. Hon. Russel KARNS was made the choice of our county for delegate to the national convention to be held in Chicago. Mr. KARNS is a good man to represent the democracy of the nation and we wish him all the encouragement to be had. James P. MILLER, of Muncy valley, was chosen delegate to the state convention to be held at Allentown. James has been an earnest worker for the advancement of the Democratic party. E.J. MULLEN was unanimously chosen to succeed himself as chairman. This is the fifth time Mr. MULLEN has held this position

C.H. DICKERMAN and A.S. HOTTENSTEIN, of Milton, registered at the Laporte hotel on Monday. Mr. DICKERMAN is a candidate for Congressman from this district and, should he be the choice, he will serve his party as they wish to be. Alphonsus WALSH is an aspirant from this county and if there is a chance for Sullivan, Mr. WALSH is the man who can represent us.

Dr. Chas. VOORHEES, of this place, attended a meeting of the Lycoming County Medical Society at Williamsport, Tuesday.

Hon. E.M. DUNHAM is holding court at Tunkhannock this week.

C.Q. FLEMING, of Forksville, has been calling on friends in town for two or three days.

W.H. ROGERS, of Forksville, spent Sunday in town.

Joe Morrison, of Towanda, has accepted a position in the Democrat office at this place.

Rev. LEACH delivered his first sermon in the M.E. church on Sunday last both morning and evening. The church was crowded and everyone present had nothing to talk about after service except the ability of the man, which is certainly good. There will be services next Sunday evening and all are cordially invited to attend.


Miss Jennie E. ROGERS, who has just closed a successful term of school at the church, has gone to Bloomsburg to attend the spring term at the Normal.

Nelson TOMKINS and Christian LITTLE started last Tuesday to take a commercial course at Wood's Commercial school at Scranton.

J.L. HOAGLAND is canvassing the county for the REVIEW.

John P. ROGERS is rafting in the lumber that belonged to his father, Jonathan ROGERS, at the School House Point.

ROGERS & BIRD have let the contract to peel and deliver the bark and stock the logs on the LUKES lot near Millview to Ardell DAY.

Aunt Phoebe and Lydia FAWCETT are both in very poor health.

Chas. GLOCKNER of Lake Run, aged about twenty-four, died last week. The funeral was held at Forksville on Wednesday, interment at Forksville. Mr. GLOCKNER was a hard worker in the lumber and bark works. He was married last January to Miss BOWER, daughter of Cuno BOWER.

Estella Sabbath school was re-organized last Sunday. Roland KAYE, Superintendent; Wallace S. BROWN, Secretary.


Mrs. Henry PECK died at her home in this place on Monday, March 30th. She leaves a husband and two sons, Edward, a young man, and an infant son. Both her parents and several brothers and sisters survive her. They reside near White Pine, Lycoming County, where the remains were interred. Mrs. PECK was a member of the Church of Christ, was an affectionate wife and mother and a kind friend and neighbor. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community.


George HARTZIG has his sawmill running day and night for the past week in order to saw out his stock.

Mrs. MCCARTY, whose illness was mentioned in last week's paper, has returned home accompanied by her daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius BAHR are the proud parents of a young son.

W.C. GRAIFLY, Democratic candidate for commissioner, passed through this place last week.

David MILLHEIM of Bernice, and Miss Clarissa SAYMAN of Cherry Mills, were married at Dushore on Monday, April 6th by Rev. J.W. KLINGLER at the parsonage. Reception given at Mr. Ben KESTER's. We wish them much joy.

Mr. Benjamin SAYMAN celebrated his 65th birthday on Good Friday by having a family dinner.

W. BARTH and wife Sundayed with Edward YONKINS.

C.S. SICK attended the democratic meeting at Laporte, Monday.

William SHAFFER sold several loads of potatoes at Laporte Monday for 25 cents per bushel.

Mr. Lewis ZANER and Miss Minnie BENJAMIN, of this place, were married Tuesday evening by the Rev. E.S. NOLL. They will immediately begin housekeeping on their farm a mile below town and the best wishes of numerous friends follow them to their home. Both young people are well known for their industry and sound common sense, and their successful voyage over life's sea is prophesied by all.


Thomas COYLE, of Laporte, spent Sunday in town.

Lyman B. SPEAKER of Hillsgrove, was in town Tuesday.

S.S. MERRITHEW of Campbellsville, was in town Tuesday.

Miss Nellie O'BRIEN is visiting friends at Sayre and Waverly.

Miss Maggie CANNON has accepted a position in J.D. REESER's store.

Henry CHESLER of Towanda, visited his brother in this place last week.

T.S.LAIRD, of Nordmont, was in town Monday calling on his friends.

County commissioner J.J. WEBSTER, of Estella, was in town Monday.

Editor TAYLOR, of the New Albany Mirror, was in town Tuesday morning.

Miss Pauline KAUFFMAN, of Towanda, visited Mrs. J. GOLDSTEIN, in this place, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. George MCHENRY of Sayre, came to this place Tuesday evening to visit relatives.

Rev. J.W. KLINGLER has announced a series of nine sermons on "The Life of Moses" beginning Sunday evening, April, 12.

The county executive committee of the Farmers Alliance held a meeting in GAREY'S Hall Tuesday. It was a secret meeting and we don't know what was done.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. HUGO of Elkland, were in town Tuesday evening, on their way home from Philadelphia, where they had been visiting relatives and friends the last three weeks.

Some Wilkes-Barre man wrote to Virginia asking the price of a live deer. One was immediately shipped but the man refused to accept it. Now the express company is going to sell it hoping to realize the costs, $28.00.

Miss Hattie NEWELL entertained fifteen of her youthful friends Saturday evening, April 4, it being her twelfth birthday. After the refreshments were served, the evening was spent with music, dancing and children's sports, the guests departing at 10 p.m.

Mr. Samuel THRASHER of COLLEY and Miss Jennie MOYER, of this place, were married at the residence of the bride's parents Saturday afternoon. Rev. E.S. NOLL, officiating. Both young people are well known and highly respected, and their numerous friends unite with the Review in offering congratulations.

Sixteen million feet of logs are on their way down the Big Loyalsock to Montoursville, where they will be manufactured into lumber. Several million feet of manufactured lumber, in the shape of rafts, is also floating down stream to find a market on the lower reaches of the Susquehanna. Below Forksville saw logs are more numerous than anything else.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: A rumor has gained currency in the western part of Sullivan county to the effect that I am the owner, or part owner, of the Sullivan Democrat, recently started at Laporte. This is totally untrue and very unjust to the editor of that paper. I have no financial interest whatever in it, and did not know that it was to be started two weeks before it appeared. I am not interested to the amount of one cent in any newspaper but the Sullivan Review, and any statement to the contrary is untrue. FRED NEWELL Dushore, Pa., April 6, 1896.

16 Apr 1896


The Rev. PRICE, our new minister at Shunk, preached his first sermon on the 5th Inst, and made a very favorable impression on his hearers.

Jerome NEVEL of Miller's Lake is very low with typhoid fever.

Otis PORTER celebrated his 23rd anniversary on April 5th. As it was Sunday, he couldn't celebrate very strong but a number of his friends called, nevertheless, and spent a quiet evening in "sugaring off" the delicious product of the maple.

Wm. ALBERT of Shunk had a fine Tom turkey that he valued highly. Tom was a model bird and had only one bad habit, that of roosting nights in the branches of an apple tree. As a result of this perverse inclination, he was found one morning recently on the ground under the tree minus his head and a great part of his interior anatomy. Poor Tom was left lying where he had dropped and a trap skillfully set over his remains, and the next morning a large horned owl., whose wings measured over four feet from tip to tip, was found caught in the trap and he was avenged. The owl was uninjured, and has been kept by Mr. ALBERT who will sell him to any one desiring such a pet.

Albert SWINGLE of Shunk recently made $28 in one day. He bought a $50 dollar dog for $22.

C.M. SHATTUCK and wife have returned to Ellenton after a stay of several months in Tioga county.

Julia SHATTUCK of Shunk occupies a responsible position in the Williamsport Silk Mills, and is in receipt of a large salary. May her good luck continue.

The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Delos HOAGLAND descended on them in a body on the 8th inst., and had a thoroughly good time in dancing, etc.

J.P. KILMER & Son have moved their saw mill from Platt to Malford WILLIAM's at Shunk.

The Act of June 25, 1895, providing for the support of indigent parents by their children has recently been enforced in Fox township by the overseers of the poor. Abner HALL, an aged resident of Shunk and at one time a large holder of property, which he deeded to his children, was recently thrown on the town by a daughter, and an order of $2 per week granted by the overseers under the belief that as the old man now had no property of his own he was properly a town charge. When they discovered the existence of the new law, the order was withdrawn and the parties notified that they must support the old man.

W.H. FANNING of Shunk is getting his bicycle in shape for a business trip over the county when the roads dry up.


Miss Maggie STREBY, of Overton, spent last week with friends in this place.

The W.R.C. Aid Society met at the M.P. parsonage on Thursday last for dinner and tied a nice comfortable (Editor's Note: probably meant "comforter") to be presented to a needy family and thus is the good work carried on.

On Friday afternoon the stars and stripes were raised over the Hatch Hill school house which makes six flags that have been raised in the township this winter which have all been presented by the P.O.S. of A., to which many thanks are due.

We are sorry to learn that there are a number of places in our pleasant little village where men gather both day and night to spend their time playing cards, instead of cultivating their God-given talents for proper work in proper places.

Mrs. BOOTS and Miss Nellie STERIGERE , of Laddsburg, were pleasant callers at our sanctum Friday afternoon.

A goodly number of the scholars from the school here attended the flag raising on Hatch Hill Friday.

We hear that work is soon to commence on the new water works and we hope those in authority will be wise and kind enough to employ home talent instead of imported as is done in so many cases. There are a number of idle men in and around town who would be thankful for a chance to handle the pick and shovel.

Mrs. Henry BALDWIN, of Satterfield, spent Saturday with friends in this place

Miss Lizzie HEWITT returned to Towanda Monday morning to resume her studies at the S.C.I. after a few weeks vacation, caused by sickness.

John R. BOTTS, Jr., has returned from Noxen and is at work for E.J. BILLINGS at the hay press which is running day and night.

Will MURPHY, who has been spending the last two or three years in Montana, has returned home.

John SHAFFER has moved to the Nelson SHERMAN farm which lies between this place and Overton.

Next meeting of the W.C.T.U. will be held at the Baptist church Thursday, April 30, at 2 p.m. All members are especially requested to be present as Mrs. N. L. BIRD, our county president, is expected to be here at that time and we would say to one and all, come and you will receive a rare treat. Mrs. BIRD is one of the most able speakers in this part of the state and is endowed with that rare, sweet, womanly grace of speech and manner that is so pleasing to all lovers of true womanhood.


Miss Mary QUINN of Towanda, spent part of last week with her mother here.

Raymond MILLER and Miss Cordia ELLENBURGER, of Laddsburg, were married last September and kept their marriage a secret until now. They will commence housekeeping the first of next month with his father, Zamer MILLER.

Miss Katie BRENNAN closed her school at Laddsburg last Tuesday.

John and Roland MARTIN are buying calves in this vicinity.

Two daughters of Adam MURPHY, who have been in Colorado for a number of years, are visiting their parents here.

Bridget MURPHY has gone to Towanda where she expects to remain for some time.

Julius WALTMAN is pressing hay in this vicinity.


Mrs. John WRIGHT, of Benton, oldest daughter of George COLE, a former resident of this place, died at her home in Benton week before last.

Attorney E.J. MULLEN made his usual every other Sunday visit to Dushore last Sunday.

There was a large slide along the railroad between Nordmont and Sonestown on Monday morning which caused a delay of about two hours.

Harry DAY, of this place, left for Newell where he will be employed in a lath factory.

Editor HUGO was in Williamsport Saturday.

Miss Lottie MILLER, of this place, who is attending school at Towanda, was awarded the first prize among the lady speakers at the annual spring contest in elocution. This is the second time that Laporte has come out at the top of the heap. In the spring of 1894, Miss Clara BALLARD carried off the first prize.

The I.O.O.F., of this place, have placed a safe in their hall.

A number of our young people attended the dance at Ringdale last Friday night.

Mrs. Chas. LANDON, who has been confined to her bed for two months, was out for a walk Sunday. Mr. LANDON'S father has been spending a few days with his son here.

John W. BUCK and Daniel H. LORAH, of Sonestown, were doing business at the county seat Monday.

G. HUMMER, of Elk Grove was transacting business here Monday.

There is some talk of D.F. MCCARTY, of Elkland , coming out as a candidate for county treasurer. "Doc" is well known among the politicians and voters of the county and we can see no reason why he would not make a strong man to help fill out the ticket this fall.

William KENTNER and Lewis MAHAFFEY, of Dushore, spent about a week in town clipping horses.

The saw mill at the second ward will resume work this week which will give employment to about ten or fifteen men.

Mr. and Mrs. F.W. MEYLERT, of this place, were shopping in Williamsport the forepart of the week.

Mrs. James MORAN and son James, of ( ?), and Chas. TAYLOR, of Muncy Valley, were among the visitors in town Saturday.

P.J. PURCELL, of New York City, a son of John PURCELL of this place, registered at the Laporte Hotel on Thursday. Mr. PURCELL is the manager of "Scaldy Bill" and was on his way to Wilkes-Barre.

Street Commissioner WALSH has been fixing up the town sidewalks. Now if the property owners would do likewise we would have good walks all around town.


Frank RICE and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of No. 3.

W.L. JOHNSON attended the funeral of an uncle at Fowlersville last week.

The electric lights are now all the go in the depot and it makes a big illumination.

The cut on Jennings Bros. Railroad opposite the depot is nearly ready for the ties.

Peter REARDON came down from Ricketts and stayed over Sunday.

All previous records were broken by Mert PEALER, who packed 1,400 bundles of wood in working hours. To do this he had to tie 3,000 single knots or 1,500 double knots and pick up about 49,000 pieces of wood, press the bundles and pile them up.

The machinery for the pin factory arrived last week and the building is nearing completion.

Mr. FISHER, of the Fisher wood factory, came to town last Monday and expects to commence at once and rebuild the factory at this place.

Worth DYER came home from Ordendale, NY, where he has been attending school. He expects to go to Virginia soon where he will prepare himself for an Episcopal minister.

Jennings Bros. are having large signs put on their store and all of their mills.


Nellie BIRD of Estella, spent several days with Blanche and Edna SICK recently.

John KERNAN, of Hughesville, spent several days here last week.

Harry SPENCER and James GANSEL were out canvassing this part of Cherry for county treasurer on Saturday.

Dr. BIRD, of Overton, was called to Leo SICK's on Thursday. Mr. SICK is improving very rapidly.

Joe SICK, the miller, is so rushed with work that the mill is running day and night.

Frank YONKIN Sundayed with J.K. BIRD at Millview.

Mrs. BAHL moved to Dushore last week.

A.R. GAREY and Zach COLE, of Dushore, made a flying trip through this place Sunday.


Mr. Charles HUGO, of Elkland, was in town Monday.

Judge INGHAM was over from Laporte, Tuesday.

The pay car will pass over this branch of the Lehigh Valley, April 24.

Mrs. Geo. T. DEEGAN and Miss Margaret DEEGAN visited friends in Towanda, Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. John HILEMAN went to Wilkes-Barre last week to attend the wedding of her nephew, Michael UTZ.

Ithaca is fast becoming a cigar city. There are now over one dozen factories there, with prospects of several more.

A sanitary convention under the State board of health will be held at Williamsport Thursday and Friday, May 21 and 22.

Rev. J.W. LEACH of the Laporte M.E. Church, will preach at the Holmes school, Maple Hill, and at Lopez, Sunday, April 19.

Thomas HANLEY, of Lopez, returned last week from a visit to relatives in Warren county, Pennsylvania, and in Sullivan county, New York.

Editor Charles RANDALL of the Catawissa News Item, is a candidate for Prothonotary of Columbia county, and we hope he will get there.

Binghamton's 5,000 wheelmen now have a paper devoted to their interests. It is called the Cycling Field and will be published every Thursday hereafter.

Williamsport's policemen average a trifle over 206 pounds in weight and 6 feet in height. A recent writer says that policemen are inclined to take on fat, and suggests that they be required to run around the square several times daily just for exercise.

The question of a sidewalk to the schoolhouse is being discussed again, and it is probable that the town council will be petitioned to cause one to be built. It does seem too bad to make the children wade mud year after year.

Sunday, April 12, was practically the beginning of spring for this section. The air was warm and balmy and smelled of budding leaves. The creeks and streams swelled with melting snow and the bright sunshine and blue sky betokened violets and mayflowers. Monday the thermometer registered 80 degrees in the shade.

Mrs. CRAMER, an aged lady, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Frank C. HARDING, in this place Saturday morning. She had been sick for several months, and throughout her suffering had received the tenderest care from her daughter's family. The funeral was held Tuesday, the remains being taken to Tunkhannock for interment.

Thomas BRADLEY, of Corning, has secured the contract to build the new courthouse at Towanda for $113,866, the material to be native stone. The building is to be ready for use July 1, 1897. His bid was $13,891 higher than the lowest bid on foreign stone, but the Towanda Review believes the commissioners did wisely in selecting native stone for the work.

Samuel W. LEWIS died at his home in Sayre Thursday, April 9, aged 42 years. He was buried April 11, at Lynn, Susquehanna county. He moved from this place to Sayre about two years ago, where he was engaged in the photographic business. He was a member of Dushore Lodge, No. 494, I.O.O.F., and was buried under the auspices of Sayre Lodge, a delegation from this lodge attending. Deceased had many warm friends and no enemies.

A convention of the Sunday schools of Colley township will be held in Lopez, May 18th. All Sunday schools in the township are expected to send delegates. Schools not in the township should also try and attend, especially such as are near by. Entertainment will be provided for delegates from the township. Two of the state workers will be present, viz., Prof. ROOP and one of the primary workers. A program will appear in this paper later.


Report of the Campbellville School for month ending April 2nd.

Cora E. WARBURTON Teacher

Fifth Reader Grade


Josephene KELLEY



Fourth and Third Reader Grades


Freddie CLARK





First Reader Grade


Joseph KELLY

Those in attendance every day during term of six months:





The pay car passed over the W.& N.B. Friday and all were glad to see it.

Mrs. P.E MAGARGLE, of Sonestown, was calling on friends in this place recently.

Miss Lizzie BEECH, of Dushore, who has been visiting Mrs. George TAYLOR, returned home Tuesday.

W. Corson TAYLOR is on the sick list.

Rev. HAM delivered his first sermon in the M. E. church on Sunday last. The church was crowded and everybody was well pleased with the sermon.

Miss Ada STARR, of Pennsdale, is visiting her brother, A.P. STARR, of this place.

Mrs. SANTEE, of Hughesville, is visiting her sister, Mrs. D. M. TAYLOR in this place.

23 Apr 1896


Miss Bernice AYRES was out soliciting funds last week for the relief of the persecuted Armenians.

Mrs. B. AYRES spent last Tuesday with her daughter, Mrs. John SCHEER, at Dushore.

Charles BEINLICH has moved from this place to the Miles BURNS farm near Overton.

Mrs. and Mrs. S. SHAFFER visited friends at Wells' Mill last week.

O..D. CAMPBELL returned from Powhatten C.H., Va., Tuesday after an absence of several months.

Mrs. N.L. MILLER, of Adrian, Mich., formerly of this place and who has been spending the last six weeks with friends here, started on her return trip last Tuesday.

On account of the change of date of the Prohibition Convention at Towanda, Mrs. BIRD will not meet with the Union here til Friday p.m., May 1st, but expects to be here in time to deliver an address on Thursday night, April 30 as stated last week.

There will be a Prohibition convention held at Towanda April 29 and 30 and we hope all members of that party both in Sullivan and Bradford county will go and get filled with enthusiasm and then go to work in real earnest.

The Bradford County W.C.T.U. Convention will be held in this place, May 13, 1896. Mrs. Anna HAMMER, State President, expects to be present.

During the heavy thunderstorm which visited this vicinity on Friday last there were two houses struck by lightning at Laddsburg but no serious damage done.

Mrs. Mary WOOD died at her home in this place Tuesday afternoon, April 14, aged 74 years, 1 month and 14 days. She had been in poor health all winter but was not thought to be in any serious danger until a day or so before she died. She leaves three children, James WOOD, of Towanda; C.C. WOOD and Mrs. John COON, of this place. She was taken to Standing Stone on Thursday and buried beside her husband who died a number of years ago.

Mrs. O..D. CAMPBELL started for Tunkhannock Saturday morning in answer to a telegram received on Friday stating that Mr. CAMPBELL's mother was dangerously ill.

Mrs. VIAL an old lady who lived here with her son John VIAL, died Monday morning, April 20. Interment at Terrytown on Wednesday.

The late Mrs. WOOD left a will in which she bequeathed all her property to her daughte,r Mrs. John KOON.

Mrs. Musa JENNINGS and her sister Miss Eliza SWINGLE, of Littleville, spent Saturday night and Sunday with friends here.

Rev. PHILLIPS a former pastor of the Baptist church here, filled the pulpit in the same Sunday morning and evening. The M.E. pastor and his flock in good brotherly fashion helped to swell the congregation which was very large at both services and all felt richly repaid for going

Henry WOOD spent Sunday night at Hollon Hill.


A dance in honor of Misses Nellie and Dora BIRD of Estella, was given by their friends in the hall at Shunk, on the evening of the 15th inst.

This has been one of the best sugar making seasons known for many years. The sap was exceptionally sweet and the flow large. E.H. HILL made 1500 lbs., and 1200 of this in six days. Dawson WRIGHT and others made over 1000 lbs., and it was a small "bush" that did not average over 300 lbs. Anyone who wants pure maple sugar in quantities to suit will do well to come to Shunk.

Miss Lulu WRIGHT and F.A.WOOD of Canton are spending a few days at W.W. WRIGHT's

Fishing on the 15th, Perry FANNING caught 131 trout, David WILLIAMS caught 20 that weighed 2 1/4 lbs., W.E. PORTER 75, W.H. FANNING 35, and so on.

Samuel LEONARD has been on the sick list for the past week.

Daniel PORTER is gradually recovering from a paralytic stroke.

A party and dance was given for Phronia LEONARD on the 15th inst., in honor of her 17th birthday. A large number attended.

R.S. FANNING, Hiram WESTCOTT, Chas. TINKHAM and Uriah HOAGLAND made a business trip to Forksville on the 16th.

Lawrence CAMPBELL, an eight year old son of the Chiel, and Clayton TINKHAM had an experience on the 17th that they will not soon forget. They coaxed Albert SWINGLE to let them ride on his two horses through Shunk to the barn. One of the horses started to trot, the other followed suit. Lawrence got frightened and yelled like a Comanche. This scared the horses and they went up Water street at a 2:40 gait. When the horses turned up to the barn Lawrence fell off into a mud puddle and was a sight to make the angels weep when he was picked up. Clayton's horse took him around the barn several times at a lively gait, but no serious harm resulted to either of the boys while the lesson may be of value to both in the future.


Misses Blanche and Bertha FLEMING, the milliners, have returned from New York ity where they have been purchasing their spring and summer millinery.

O.W. MATHERS spent last week visiting friends at Wyalusing.

Mrs. E. I. STURDEVANT is quite seriously ill with rheumatism.

Several of our people attended the quarterly meeting services at Bethel Sunday.

Weddings and brides and suggestions of weddings and brides has been the topic of the day. Cupid and Hymen have been doing a flourishing business in this vicinity. Their latest achievement was the marriage of Dr. A.J. BIRD and Miss Nellie FIELD at the M.E. parsonage last Wednesday evening. The nuptials of Lyman SNYDER and Miss Sadie MOLYNEUX were celebrated at the home of the bride at Millview, Rev. FRAZIER tying the indissoluble knot. The parties were warmly serenaded by the "calethumpian" band on their return home. Refreshments were served at SNYDER’s Hotel. The contracting parties are among our most esteemed young people and the writer unites with the entire community in wishing them a long life of prosperity and a numerous posterity to comfort their declining years.

The singing class wound up with a musical convention which was largely attended by the surrounding county. A concert was given Saturday evening when the following program was rendered:

"Rest at Home" Class

Piano Duet Mrs. B.E. GAMBLE


Song, Whippoor-will Mrs. James SMITH

The Birds Song Class

Waltz Song Blanche FLEMING


The Auctioneer Mrs. GAMBLE




Piano Solo Geo. STURDEVANT

Unfurl the Flag Class

Entreat me not to leave thee Chorus

Unfurl the Sail Class

The song of the Donkey Class

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Jennie SCHANBACHER

A Broken Flower Fannie ROGERS

Man a Mighty Nation Cora SCHANBACHER


Oh that we were Maying Fanny ROGERS


Hail to the Flag Class

Moonlight will Come Again Blanch FLEMING




The Chicago Street Cries Class

Fortune Teller Mrs. GAMBLE




Grand Chorus Class

This class made a very pleasing appearance and the entire success of the affair very creditably showed the musical talent of Prof. STURDEVANT and his ability as a musical director.


Father ENRIGHT was taken with a bad case of erysipelas in his face and eyes last week so as to be unable to be up, but is a little better at present.

Jennings Bros. are delivering the lumber for the Fisher Factory.

Sherman RICHART and wife, of Towanda, visited at E.P. KESTER's last week.

Messrs. DAVIES and LITTLE, from Towanda, were among our fishermen last Friday.

While oiling his engine, No. 247, at Ricketts, Henry TRACY had his arm broken by a rock thrown by a Hungarian. The rock was fired at another person and missed its mark and hit Mr. TRACY.

News is very scarce; almost everybody is working.

E.P. KESTER is having water brought to his house from a spring in the rear of his lot.

Until further notice there will be preaching at the M.P.Church by Rev. MCALLISTER every Sunday at 11 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m.

We forgot to speak about the oyster supper held at the hall last week, but it was a success and a splendid time everybody had. Receipts for the evening were about $20.00.

PLACE & DYER will have a running stream of water through their slaughterhouse. They know just how to keep things neat and clean.

The Ladies' Aid will meet with Mrs. Amos MECKES this Thursday afternoon.

Miss Maudie MUSSELMAN is visiting at Overton.

Mr. James DONLAN expects to have between 5,000 and 6,000 cords of bark peeled at the Lee road this season. He is manager for the Union Tanning Co.


Mr. Milt REEDER of Hughesville, who is putting a sawmill on the Shanneburg for the purpose of sawing out the fallen timber caused by the cyclones which passed in the region of the stream a few years ago, is quartered at "Fairview Cottage". Mr. REEDER thinks it will take about three years to get it all sawed up.

Among the business visitors in town the fore part of this week we noticed Dr. EVERETT and Joseph ROOF of Bernice, Hugh BEARY of Satterfield, A. WALSH of Dushore, Henry SMALL, J.E. BRONDAGE, Maynard PETERMAN and Lewis KEELER of Nordmont, Mrs. George YANNEY of Cherry Mills. Mrs. YANNEY was over to look after her costs which she has coming from the "white cap suit" which happened in Cherry township a couple of years ago. Philo KISENGER of Eaglesmere. Chas. LEWIS and Emmer BUCK of Dushore were in town Sunday. Mr. LEWIS is a graduate of the Bloomsburg Normal and is now principal of the Dushore school. Mr. BUCK is under the employment of Samuel COLE, as plumber.

James A. PUGH , James W. SWEELY, J. Fred CODER of Williamsport, registered at the Laporte Hotel Monday.

They will spend a few days up here on the mountain angling the speckled beauties.

Hard times must have surely put in their appearance here, as we noticed Morgan G., John G. and Harry S., laboring on the streets Monday afternoon. Sheriff SWANK said he had to do the bossing, and when night came he was willing to give up his job.

Miss Agnes J. WREDE, teacher in the primary part of the borough school, was on the sick list Sunday but we are glad to see that she is around all right again.

Our schools close on Friday of this week for this school year, and the young minds will take a rest from study. Under the management of Prof. DAVIS and Miss Agnes J. WREDE, our schools have been a credit to the teachers, scholars and the public in general.

In last week's county papers we noticed the calling of the directors together on the 5th of May for the purpose of the selection of a person to fill the office of County Superintendent. We know of no one being an aspirant for the office besides the present holder, Prof. F.W. MEYLERT. As the people see that Prof. MEYLERT spends his whole time in trying to help advance the schools and education of the people of this county, we can see no reason why he should not hold this position as long as he will accept it. It is not every person who will make as good and faithful an officer as he has made.

His Honor, Judge DUNHAM, is holding court at Tunkhannock.

District Attorney, E.J. MULLEN, was in Towanda, Saturday, transacting business.

On account of the extreme spring weather the frost left the ground rapidly and caused great slides along different railroads. On the W.&N.B., there was a slide about on and one half miles long, causing the track at one time to be covered with mud six feet deep. The train service was impeded considerably.

Tuesday was an all around sportsman's day. The streams were not in want of fishermen, and the gun was used by a large number in trying to make a stay of some ducks that were on Lake Mokomo.

August said that he had not any intentions to keep borders this summer, but since it came he will try and keep it. It is a girl and arrived Saturday night.


Resolutions adopted by the Second Quarterly meeting of the Sullivan Co. W.C.T.U.

Resolved, that while bowing in humble submission to the will of our all wise Heavenly Father, we would extend to our beloved County President, Mrs. M.B. GLIDEWELL and family our sincere sympathy with them in the very sudden death of their lovely daughter Ivy from their earthly home, and we rejoice with them in the blessed assurance that their loss is her gain, and pray that the divine comforter be ever present with them in their hour of sore affliction.

Resolved that in the death of Vincent WOODHEAD, the temperance cause has lost one of its most loyal and faithful subjects, one, who though prevented by infirmity from taking an active part in public life, was ready with ballot and purse to assist in advance of the Master's work

Resolved that a copy of these resolutions be presented to the bereaved families, published in the county papers, and placed on the minutes of this meeting.






Lizzie KERNAN spent Saturday at Mark SMITH's

Dr. A.J. BIRD and wife of Overton were calling on friends at this place on Sunday.

Mrs. John YONKIN of Dushore Sundayed with parents.

Wm. SMITH and family spent Sunday with Michael BAHL.

Miss Katie CAVANAUGH of Williamsport, is visiting with her parents.

Misses Ella SWEENEY and Agnes LUSCH are spending their vacation with Miss SWEENEY's sister at Philadelphia.

Mrs. Joe SICK spent last week with her sister, Miss Kate GRAIFLY, who has been sick for the past two weeks with the grippe.

Quite a number of young folks called at Mr. Joseph YANNEY's on Saturday evening, and report a pleasant time.

The Ladies' Sewing Circle of Cherry Mills, will meet at Mrs. Chas. YONKIN's on Thursday.


Rev. J.W. KLINGLER, of Dushore, preached an interesting and instructive sermon in the schoolhouse to a large and attentive audience last Tuesday evening. The people were so well pleased that they requested him to favor them with an occasional Sunday service. The collection amounted to $5.25.

G.J. HEINTZLEMAN, the expert accountant for the lumber company, and his family spent last Sunday with his Uncle James KRESSLEY, the well known Wilkes-Barre breaker builder.

O.C. CRAMMER has about completed the job of putting in a band mill and other machinery in the Ricketts mill, and is holding under advisement the offer of a western sawmill manufacturing concern to go to Italy to erect a band mill there for them. Our advice to Mr. CRAMMER is you had better stay at home as the Italians are drafting soldiers for Abyssinia.

Bark peeling will soon commence but the peelings will not be large this year, as the tanneries all have a large stock of bark on hand.

It is rumored that this place will soon have an electric light plant.

John W. FLYNN, of Laporte was here on business last Friday.

The first quail of the season was last seen Sunday near Mr. MITCHELL's place.


Geo. MCINTIRE, of Towanda, visited friends here last week.

William WARREN, Ira PARDOE, Alvin RIGHTMIRE, Geo.GLIDEWELL and others attended the funeral of J.B. GRANTIER at Minnequa last Saturday.

Farmers are busy plowing and sowing oats.

E.G, C..S AND John P. ROGERS floated their lumber down the Loyalsock and river last week. John G. PLOTTS went as river pilot.

The creamery will open on Monday, May 4th. James PACKARD has been employed as butter maker.

J.J. WEBSTER with several men is busy sawing out his stock of logs. He runs his mill all day and part of the night.

Miss Irena LETTS, of Shunk, is spending a week with Nellie BIRD, of Estella.

Mrs. Andrew BATTIN, of Addison, N.Y., is visiting her parents here.


E.G. SYLVARA was in New York last week.

W.E. MILLER of Forksville, was in town Tuesday.

Peter REEDER, of Hughesville, was in town Monday.

James MCFARLANE, of Laporte, was in this place Tuesday morning.

Wm. C. STEINER, of Weatherly, Pa., is visiting his numerous friends and relatives in this vicinity. He arrived last week.

The Lehigh Valley railroad company is soon to issue a new style of mileage books, folded in leaves of twenty miles each, it is said.

Barney and James DRUGAN of Cherry township, were called to Blossburg,, Tioga county, Monday to attend the funeral of a niece, Mrs. Thomas CONROY.

W.C. ROGERS, of M .A. ROGERS & SON, Forksville, has returned from New York with a beautiful spring and summer stock of goods. Please watch for their advertisement next week.

The several grades of Dushore schools will unite in an entertainment at the close of the term, May 8. Great preparations are being made, and the entertainment will no doubt be a fine one.

Mr. and Mrs. D.A. HOAG spent Sunday at Wyalusing.

Judge DUNHAM, of Laporte, was in Philadelphia last week.

R.G. HANNON and wife, of Sayre, spent Sunday in town.

Mrs. D.H. FAIRCHILD has been very sick for the past week.

F.T. MYNARD and family, of New Albany, were here Sunday.

C.S. HOLCOMB, of this office, spent Saturday and Sunday in Leroy.

Fred ROGERS, of New York, arrived in Dushore Wednesday morning to visit Sullivan county relatives.

The oldest living Mason died last week. That is about all we ever hear of the oldest living Mason doing.

Captain J.B. GRANTIER, a Grand Army man well known to our soldier readers, died at his home near Minnequa, Bradford county, Tuesday of last week, aged 56 years.

FINAN BROS. saw mill in Albany township, Bradford county, was burned to the ground Wednesday morning, April 15. Messrs. FINAN Bros. * are very unlucky as regards fires, this being the second time within three years that their mill has burned, entailing a heavy loss each time.
Editor's Note: There appear to have been three Finan families in the Bradford and Sullivan County area, all descended from one source in Roscommon County, Ireland. Thanks to Carol Brotzman, we now have an initial history of these families at Descendants of John Finan.


Geo. HESS, Alvin HILL and E. FULMER, of this place, started for Virginia last Monday.

The young people of this place enjoyed a dance at J. WARNER’s last Wednesday evening.

Mrs. George HESS, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. WILLIAMS, at Hughesville, returned home Wednesday.

Mrs. BIDDLE, of Dushore, was visiting her sister, Mrs. George TAYLOR, of this place recently.

The Ladies Aid Society held a reception at the parsonage last Thursday.

30 Apr 1896


Joseph L. HOAGLAND, of Lincoln Falls, visited relatives in Shunk on the 19th.

Loie FANNING and Maud BRENCHLEY have been indulging in a little bareback equestrian exercise every evening of late.

Ed. KILMER is spending several days at Shunk.

Ex-editor CHENEY was in Shunk on the 21st and reported gratifying success in his collecting.

The Ladies Aid Society met at Richard SWINGLE's on the 23rd.

Mr. and Mrs. Delos HOAGLAND have moved to Elmira.

Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose CAMPBELL made a business trip to Canton on Friday last.

Postmaster FANNING is getting ready for a trip to Buffalo and Niagara Falls via Watkins on his bicycle.

Seth GRIFFIN of Canton, has been placing a number of plows and harrows in this section this spring.

Thos. MCKAY, of Shunk, has started one of the many new birch stills to be found in the county this spring. We wish him success and with birch oil at $1.20 per pound, he ought to do well.

A dance in honor of the 17th birthday of Josephine SHOEMAKER was held at William SHOEMAKER'’s on the 24th inst.

A.F. LETTS who has been working for John CARPENTER on Pleasant Stream, has returned home, the job being completed. About 700,000 feet of timber was cut.

Mrs Bernhard BOHN, of South Sreet, is on the sick list.

"The Independent Order of Politicians," of Shunk, composed of the following members: R.S. FANNING, Victor SHATTUCK, A.E. and J.H. CAMPBELL, John P. KILMER, Blacksmith FISHER, Olan WILLIAMS, The Chiel, and others (at times) has been in daily session of late either in the store or the postoffice or, if it was a nice day, on any convenient cellar door or boardwalk. The debate waxes fierce and eloquent at times and among the subjects that have been discussed are the following: "How can we get the free silver to Shunk after it is coined?" "What's the matter with Cleveland? - rats?" Who said McKinley was an A.P.A.?" The connection between duck and hard times? "What's the matter with Harrison? - O Lord." "Who will be the dark Horse?" "How can a man live without working?" "The best kind of fertilizer to exchange for votes?" "Is marriage a failure?" Occasional meetings of its order will be held until after the regular nominations when special sessions will be held to decide whether the town goes Prohibition or Republican.

J.C. CAMPBELL, of Platt, was in Canton on the 24th.

George CASEMAN and family have moved on the Gideon WILSON estate at Platt.

Milton BATTIN sold a number of sheep and lambs last week at a good price.

The aged mother of Marshall WHITE is seriously ill at this writing.

Charles HINES has invested in a new pony.

Mrs. Fosburg GILLETS, a daughter of Mrs. John BROWN of Platt, has returned home after a two weeks visit with her mother.

Mrs. P. KLINE and Mrs. Frank WILLIAMS are visiting relatives at Mansfield.

Wm. ROBERTS has a good war record and often gives some interesting reminiscences of his life as orderly sergeant. One day Billy was inspecting a raw recruit and calling out monotonously "hay foot "straw foot" when he noticed that the man had his belt on wrong and the letters U.S. inverted. "Here, you!" cried Billy, "Turn that belt. You've got the United States upside down." "Well, d____ it" replied the recruit "ain't the United Stated upside down or what'd I be doin' here?"


Mr. Martin EBERLIN and family spent Sunday with Levi KISNER.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank COYLE spent Sunday evening at Laddsburg.

Finan Brothers are having their mill rebuilt.

Miss Anna THRASHER who has been canvassing for the Foster Publishing Co, is now delivering her books

Charles CAIN and family of Dushore visited at Philip CAIN's Sunday.


The borough schools closed on Thursday, April 23rd, after one of the most successful terms ever taught in this place. The closing exercises were very good and were witnessed by many parents and friends who highly appreciate the progress made by the scholars through the faithful work of their teachers, Prof. MORROW of Balibay and Miss Ella LANCASTER of Overton.

H.P. VANLOON of French Creek has moved here and will occupy rooms in E. VANDYKE's house until their own is built.

J.R. BOTTS, Jr., went to Noxen on Saturday to stay over Sunday with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. J.R. BOTTS.

Charley ALLEN has the foundation laid for an addition to his dwelling house and shop combined.

Do not forget the temperance address by Mrs. N.L. BIRD at the Baptist church Thursday evening, April, 30.

Mrs. MORRISON, a lady 97 years old, died at the home of her son just above town, on Thursday, April 23. Interment in the Catholic cemetery at Dushore on Saturday.

Miss Emily GOWAN was taken very sick last Thursday morning and for a time it was thought she could not recover, but she is better at this writing.

Rev. S. D. FISK returned home last Wednesday night from a short visit with his two sons at Meeker, Luzerne Co., and was accompanied by his son Arthur, who recently closed a successful term of school at Cease's Mills.

The oldest son of Benj. RANDALL of New Era, aged 12 years, died of spinal disease on Friday, April 24. Funeral was held at the Evergreen Christian church and interment at Laddsburg cemetery on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. C.C. WOOD made a business trip to Forksville on Monday.

Cyrus PLUMMER has almost recovered from his recent illness and Mrs. PLUMMER is so well she sits up a little again.

Miss Mary LARABEE still continues very ill.

Sam MCBRIDE of Hillsgrove was seen rambling up and down the streets in this place last Thursday.


Thomas MORAN of this place was calling on friends at Laporte recently.

Harvey TAYLOR of this place attended the ball at Laporte last Friday night.

The wife of Dr. Derr of this place was visiting friends at Hughesville recently.

C.B. PENNINGTON of this place was visiting friends in Snyder county last week.

Sheriff SWANK and E.J. MULLEN of Laporte were calling on friends at this place recently.

Miss Amanda FENSTERMAKER of Shamokin is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. FENSTERMAKER of this place.

John VALEO wears a broad smile; it's a boy.

Miss Grace STRONG, who is attending school at Hughesville, Sundayed with her parents at this place.


Miss Dora BIRD and the SICK twins have opened a dressmaking shop at this place.

Ransom THRASHER and Zack COLE called at C.S. SICK's Sunday.

On Thursday last, John SHELLING had the misfortune to lose part of his finger at the mill

Lloyd SICK and Geo. WALKER, of Hillsgrove, stopped here on Wednesday on their way to Dushore to transact business

John KERNAN, of Hughesville, is working with our blacksmith, Guy SICK , this week.

Mary SMITH has returned home after a week's visit from Ringdale.

Samuel COLE and W.E.O'BRIEN of Dushore, were here on business Saturday.

The dance on Monday evening was well attended.

James COOK, of Forksville, and Miss Clara ABBOTT of Colley stopped at the hotel on Sunday en route for Estella.

Mark SMITH was home last week on account of the line shaft breaking at Welsh's mill at Ringdale.

Miss Nellie BIRD, of Estella, is giving music lessons both vocal and instrumental. She stops here every two weeks. She will be here on May 4th. Anyone wishing to join the class can leave word at the store.

Mrs. LAVEY has been sick the past few days with grippe.


Our school closed Wednesday, the 22nd inst, after seven months of diligent work by the pupils and teachers. We are well pleased with the progress they have made. Both tact and talent were displayed in the closing exercises. The principal features of which were a labor operetta well presented by the older pupils, a song "The Flag" by Edna CHAPMAN, a song "Mill May" by little Eley RINKER, Freda MCBRIDE and Edna LUDY, a musical cantata, "The Gates" by the misses of the school and extracts from Enoch ARDEN by Miss Josy LEWIS. After which we listened to remarks by directors L.B. SPEAKER and Vernon HULL. Prize winners were Miss Anna GILBERT, Edna CHAPMAN, Nellie DARBY and Bessie BIDDLE.

Elder M.T. REDLEIN of Iowa has been preaching in the Church of Christ at this place for the past week. The meetings were well attended.

Six of our young men left town last week, F.D. DARBY, J. GRIES, Geo. JENKINS, C. BRASS, Samuel BONSER and J. BOILES.


Theodore WILLIAMS', of Tunkhannock,, has accepted a position at Hotel Obert.

Rev. J.W. KLINGLER is busy collecting money to purchase a bell for the Lutheran church. It is proposed to hang a bell that shall not be smaller than 1500 pounds. People are responding to the demands quite liberally and the music of the new bell will be heard ere long on Sabbath mornings.

J. WEIL, of Williamsport, last Friday found himself $750 richer than formerly. In 1863, at Atlanta, Ga., he paid $30,000 in Confederate money for a $1000 dollar bill on the bank of Tennessee. He kept the bill as a souvenir ever since. He recently made inquiries at Nashville, and learned that his $1000 bill is worth $750.

J.R. Jones Post, No. 436, G.A.R., will hold Memorial services at Forksville, May 30, at 1 o'clock p.m. Sullivan Lodge, No. 522, I.O.O.F. and Hillsgrove Lodge No. 305 and all comrades of the G.A.R. and all others are cordially invited to join with us. J.W. ROGERS - Com. and Dan GRAFIUS, Adjt.

The LAWRENCE-LETTS elbow factory at South Waverly has a capacity of one car load per day. This elbow is a metal pipe elbow stamped from a single piece without soldering ; it, has been a great success from its first inception

by our friend and former townsman, O.H. LAWRENCE, and it is a pleasure to us to chronicle a Dushore boy's success.

Daniel DEMPSEY, 19 years of age, was seriously injured in the mines at Bernice Wednesday afternoon, April 22. A large rock fell and pinned him down and it was at least an hour before help arrived. His back was badly injured and at first it was feared it was broke, but later reports are that he is able to move his legs and that with careful nursing he may recover. He is a son of Humphrey DEMPSEY.

Sullivan county now has four newspapers.

J.W. LITTLE, of Picture Rocks, was in town Tuesday.

Frank DONAHOE, of Wilkes-Barre, was in Dushore Monday.

Drl and Mrs. HARSHBARGER of New Albany, were here Thursday.

Orr. L. DAVIS and Morgan GAVITT, of Laporte, were in town Monday.

J.L. SNYDER, of Forksville, was in town Monday. He called on the Review.

District Attorney MULLEN spent Sunday in town and attended court at Towanda on Monday.

Mrs. SMITH will open her ice cream parlor this week Thursday, in the rooms over SYLVARA's store.

Mrs. N.S. FRAZIER of Wyalusing, visited relatives in this place last week, returning home Monday morning.

Lopez is the only town in Sullivan county that is a in the enjoyment of electric lights, and the town is nightly illuminated with incandescent 16 candle lights, furnished from the dynamos at Jennings Bros. mill, at 40 cent per month per lamp.

Charlie ALLEN - there is no use of telling who he is for everybody knows him - was fifty-seven years old last Friday and is at present sticking type on the Towanda Reporter-Jorrnal, and has been engaged in the business ever since he first began it at Laporte 44 years ago last January. The Towanda Review says he is as young as he was 20 years ago and is still able to cast a shadow, and here is hoping that his shadow will never grow less.

Mrs. Mary LOW, of Laporte township, died April 25, aged 82 years, and was buried at Laporte April 27. She was the mother of Isaac, John J. and W.J. LOW and Mrs. Joseph PENNINGTON. Her death was caused by a paralytic stroke.

Eva D., daughter of Oscar BARNES, of Lovelton, died April 21, aged 15 years and was buried April 24, at that place. Her death was caused by paralysis. Much sympathy is expressed in the community for the afflicted parents.


Christian SNYDER is again seen on the road with his neat wagon.

S.S. ROGERS, Sylvester BEDFORD, and F.C. BENLICK have each purchased an Empire seed drill this spring.

It is reported that D.F. MCCARTY, merchant and postmaster at Eldredsville, will move to New Albany about June first, where he will engage in the mercantile business. We are very sorry to lose "Dock" and we would more than second the motion that he remain here.

A.B.MCINYRE and Wayne WARREN had a runaway on their way home from Dushore one day last week. Boys should be careful when they drive colts.

Rev. S.F. FRAZIER has just returned from attending conference. He is assigned to Elkland charge for another year which is very satisfactory to all.

Rev. S. LANE preached at the new school house on Green Mountain last Sunday, it being the first religious services held there. Rev. S. BEDFORD will hold services there Sunday, May 3rd.

W.E. MILLER of Forksville has sold his farm on Green Mountain to William BURGESS.

7 May 1896


Lulu Dasia WRIGHT has returned to Canton after a visit to her parents at Shunk, and has resumed her course at school, and in addition is taking violin lessons of Prof. C.F. RUNDELL, who but recently returned from Canada.

Dr. B.E. GAMBLE stopped at Shunk on the 28th on his way home from Cincinnati. He was in Kentucky and Indiana and stopped off at Pittsburg to witness the X ray experiments at the Homeopathic Hospital.

Mrs. John SWINGEL is still very sick, but hopes are entertained that she will ultimately recover.

Mr. and Mrs. Elisha FANNING are both on the sick list.

A.F. LETTS and R.S. FANNING. have gone to Elmira in search of work. If any one wanted to starve to death quietly, Shunk would be a good place to come to this summer.

Dr. A.J. BATTIN of Addison, N.Y., is visiting Reuben BATTIN at Shunk, and shaking hands with his many old time friends.

Mrs. W.H. FANNING has a vegetable that is "some pumpkin". It is a large yellow pumpkin that she has kept in its natural state all winter without spoiling.

Irene LETTS of Shunk had an experience last week that gave her quite an insight in the devious ways of humanity. She went to Canton to work for a well known family of that place, but failed to agree with the mistress of the house and decided to return home, but when she came to leave, the parties refused to give her her valise, containing her clothes and a small sum of money. She demanded her goods several times but to no effect and had to travel the 12 miles to Shunk bareheaded, which is not very pleasant in our present spring weather. Her father, A.F. LETTS, went after the girl's things and had even then to send the man to a lawyer to convince him that he had no right to hold the goods. Such people should be taught a lesson, and the proper instruction could have been given best by a justice.

The political club of Shunk has had to adjourn sine die. Most of the members had been expelled for going to work, which is against the rules of the order, and it will be hard to get a consistent membership again until after harvest.

Almanacs are in great demand at present. There are a great many people who will plant their seeds and sow their crops only in the light or the dark of the moon and they don't want to be mistaken. Brother FISHER even claims that it affects a rail fence if it isn't built in the right sign of the moon, and others claim that if you get a tooth pulled in the wrong sign, the hole it leaves in the jaw will ache forever. We don't know how true this may be but we are not taking any risks in having a tooth pulled.


The bridge is in a horrible condition here.

Miss Anna ROUSE is working at Miller's.

E.L. SWEENEY spent Sunday with his brother at Lopez.

Miss Mollie GALLAGHER has gone to Laporte.

Miss Tillie BROSCHART, of Overton, visited at Jas. Murray's.

Jas. GALLAGHER, Jr., has gone to Denver, Colorado to seek his fortune in the far west.

George KARGE has purchased the adjoining farm known as the HAYMAKER farm.

Jas. MURRAY, who is in the United States mail service, discharges his duties in a very creditable manner.

Miss Mary KERNAN visited friends at Laporte . She returned Monday accompanied by Miss Lizzie KASTING.

Miss Maggie CADDEN has gone to Ithaca.

Miss Mayme SMITH of Cherry Mills, spent last week at John KERNAN's.

T.F. KERNAN is attending the Normal school at Bloomsburg.

Mrs. FINLAND visited friends here.

Marcus D. HORN was acting as insurance agent here recently.

Sohn WALSH's mill was closed a few days for repairs.

Quite a number from this place who went to Laporte to church Sunday were disappointed owing to the illness of the pastor,. Rev. Father ENRIGHT.

John KERNAN has purchased a fine horse of F.H. INGHAM.

John SWEENEY and Peter DOHM, of Ricketts, Sundayed here.

Geo. FEISTER, of Laporte, was canvassing this place with a petition against the division of Laporte township.

There is talk of a leap year dance here.


Following is a list of the officers for the term ending September 30, 1896:

Dushore No 494

Noble Grand: William STOUT

Vice Grand: Jacob H. YONKIN

Secretary: C. .S. REITMEYER

Assistant Secretary: A.B. MESSERSMITH

Treasurer: G.L. MCHENRY

Representative to the Grand Lodge: Chas. T. LAWRENCE

Bernice No. 962

Noble Grand: Henry SCHAAD

Vice Grand: C.B. WATSON

Secretary: Harry HAMPSON

Treasurer; John S. LINES

Representative to Grand Lodge: R.H. GUY

Laporte No 923

Noble Grand: L.R. GUMBLE

Vice Grand: Arthur MINER

Secretary: W.C.MASON

Assistant Secretary: John F. KESSLER

Treasurer: J.W. BALLARD

Sonestown No. 221

Noble Grand: G.W. SNYDER

Vice Grand: J.F. HAZZEN

Secretary: J.W. BUCK

Assistant Secretary: S.P.SMITH

Treasurer: Isaac T. LOW

Representative to the Grand Lodge, F.L. NEFF

Sullivan No. 522

Noble Grand: F.C. BENLICH

Vice Grand: J.M. TOMKINS

Secretary: E.I. STURDEVANT

Assistant Secretary: Joseph BIRD

Treasurer: G.A. ROGERS

Representative to the Grand Lodge, Wm. BIRD

Hillsgrove No. 305

Noble Grand: John BRYE

Vice Grand: S.A. MCBRIDE

Secretary: A.J. BRONG

Assistant Secretary: Geo. CHAPMAN

Treasurer: Daniel GRAIFUS

Representative to the Grand Lodge, A.J. BRONG

Daniel GRAIFUS of No. 305 was elected District Deputy Grand Master for the county, at the election held the last meeting night in March, for the term of one year.


Henry STAHL and wife Sundayed with Samuel EPLER.

Mrs. Peter YONKINS spent last week visiting friends at this place.

Misses Blanche and Edna SICK visited at Charles HARTZIG's on Saturday.

There were two quilting bees here last week, one at Mrs. Joe SICK's and one at Mrs. Mark SMITH's.

J.E. GROSS and wife Sundayed with Peter YONKIN.

George HARTZIG has closed his mill owing to scarcity of water.

Mr. STARK says farming agrees with him.


Miss Bernice AYERS has gone to Burdette, N.Y. to spend the summer.

Allen MOTT, our newsboy, has gone to East Lemon, Wyoming county to visit his brother.

Burton GREEN, of Hillsgrove, wielded the razor for C.R. SADLER last week while the latter attended court at Towanda as juryman.

W.H. BENJAMIN, of Durell, was doing business and calling on friends in this place one day last week.

Mrs. O.D. CAMPBELL returned home from Tunkhannock on Tuesday, April 18 and was accompanied by Mr. CAMPBELL's mother who was nearly recovered from her recent severe illness.

Mrs. Wint CAMPBELL and two children, of Monroeton, spent a few days last week visiting friends here.

Levera, a bright little girl and the only remaining child of Mr. and Mrs. Seth HOVER, of Herrickville, formerly of this place, died very suddenly on Tuesday, April 28 aged 3 years and 8 months. She was brought here on Wednesday and buried at Hatch Hill Thursday by the side of her brother, who it will be remembered, died after a few hours illness at Sayre about five months ago. We join with the friends of Mr. and Mr. HOVER in the double bereavement.

HEVERLY & MYNARD are bulding a 30 foot addition on the back of their store.

OTT & HAY, of Towanda, have taken possession of their new photograph gallery here.

It is rumored that D.E. MCCARTY, of Eldredsville, expects to rent and conduct the Corcoran store in about a month.

C.C.WOOD spent part of the last week at Rienzi doing carpenter work for H.R. WELLES.

The work on the new water line is progressing finely.

A letter from Barbours Mill, Lycoming county, states that one day last week while Charles JOHNSON was on the mountain he found two cubs up a tree. He cut the tree down and caught and carried them home where he still has them in a pen.

Mrs. Henry SMITH, and two sons BRYCE and FLOYD, visited her mother, Mrs. NORCONK, at Wilmot last Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. Elcesta SPEAR, wife of the late Rev. Anson SPEAR, formerly of this place, died at the home of her son at Noxen Saturday, May 2 and was brought to Laddsburg Monday morning where the funeral was held at the M.P. church after which she was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the cemetery nearby. Mrs. SPEAR had been a sufferer for many years. She leaves three children, Mrs. John JONES of Laddsburg, Mrs. A.M. ALLEN of Powell ,and C.A. SPEAR of Noxen, besides a number of grandchildren to mourn her loss. Rev. J.R. BOTTS, of Noxen officiated.

There will be a photograph social conducted by the Junior League at Mrs. C.J. SUMNER's Friday evening, May 8. Ice cream will be served.

The temperance lecture delivered by Mrs. BIRD last Thursday evening was one of the best of its kind. Her subject was "The Broken Laws of God" and in the course of her address she plainly set forth the sad fact that all of those laws are broken continually by the voter, saloon keeper and drunkard.

The W.C.T.U. semi-annual convention will convene at New Albany, Wednesday, May 23, 1896. The following program will be carried out. The morning session commencing at 10:30, will be conducted by Mrs. VANNESS, evangelistic superintendent, of East Troy. Roll call, introduction of visitors and words of welcome by Miss Ella YAW, noontide prayer, at 1:30 five minute reports from different Unions, questions answered and a free conference at 4 p.m. Mrs. HAMMER, the State President, will give a short address to the children at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. HAMMER who is on a lecture tour around the state, will give an address.


Religious services are held in Elkland as follows: At Bethel church, Estella and Lincoln Falls every two weeks by Rev. S.F. FRAZER; at Bethel and Estella every three weeks by Rev. S. LANG. Services are also held occasionally at Center and Green Mountain, services every three weeks at the Friends church.

A. B. MCINTIRE has sold is place at Eldredsville, to Jesse and Allen CHILSON, of Forks township. They will take possession at once. Mr. MCINTIRE has purchased the Thos. KING farm at Estella of Mrs. Sarah KING and has moved there. Mrs. KING has moved to Towanda.

Ulysses BIRD was called to Proctor last week to survey disputed lines.


Mollie NORTH of Towanda, is visiting her parents here.

Mat WARD purchased a horse of Zack COLE.

Guy YONKIN spent Thursday with his sister Mrs. Frank RICHLIN.

John MCMAHAN is spending some time with his uncle, John BARRA.

Solomon ROBINSON and family visited at John HEIBER’s Sunday.

Mrs. Frank RICHLIN and Miss Edith THRASHER visited at Charles YONKIN's Saturday and Sunday.

John FINAN and family spent Sunday with relatives here.

Thomas ROUSE lost one of his team horses recently.

Mrs. DRAKE is spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. Thomas SCANLIN.

Mrs. Lizzie QUINN of New Albany, spent Sunday at home.

Mrs. Charley CAIN of Dushore visited relatives here Sunday.

Mrs. Philip MCKERNAN, who has been sick, is some better.


Wm. MCHENRY is visiting his son in Waverly.

Chas. HUGO of Elkland, was in town Monday.

V.B. HOLCOMB spent Sunday with relatives at LeRoy.

R.J. THOMSON and wife spent Sunday at Wyalusing.

C.W. HOFF, of Richlandtown, Bucks county, spent Sunday in town.

C.E. JACKSON, of Bernice, is at Pittsburg this week, attending United States District Court as a grand juror.

Charles SCUREMAN, who has been working in Corning for the past year, is visiting his parents in this place.

Philip G. BIDDLE, who has been attending medical college at Philadelphia, came home Saturday evening to spend his vacation.

The Dushore creamery started Monday morning with an even ton of milk. It is expected that this will be increased several times over in a month.

A Youngstown man in searching through an old trunk found $10,000 which had been saved by his wife. Not every man has a wife like that!

John E. FINAN, who has been spending the winter in Savannah, GA., returned to his home in this place Thursday evening much improved in health.

Mr. Alvice DUNHAM, of Eaglesmere, was in town several days last week, delivering nursery stock. He thinks some of establishing a green house here.

The name of the new Lehigh Valley flyer, to run between Buffalo and New York, will be "Black Diamond Express" and it will be put on the road May 17.

The Sunday school at THRASHER's (Zion) church will organize Sunday, May 10, at 10 o'clock a.m. You are cordially invited.

J. Leonard DEEGAN was in town Monday. He has been employed in H.C. PORTER & SON's drug store, at Towanda, but went to work Tuesday morning for J. A. DECKER, the clothier.

Jerry MOONEY, at one time sheriff of Sullivan county, now a resident of Duryea, Luzerne county, was shaking

hands with friends at Dushore Saturday.

Mr. CATON, a member of the journalistic fraternity of the city of Binghamton, is visiting relatives on Sugar Hill. His presence illuminated our sanctum for a brief moment Monday morning.

The Canton Sentinel has stood guard over the interests of that town for just a quarter of a century. The only problem of life that vexes Editor DERRAH at present is the discovery of an efficient hair renewer.

G.W. BARTCH, of Salt Lake City, Utah, visited his sister, Mrs. Geo. ALBERT, of Cherry last week. He is one of the judges of the supreme court of that far western state, and a Pennsylvania "boy" of whom his native state may well be proud.

Gus WAGNER cut his hand quite badly at the planing mill last Friday and is taking a vacation in consequence. But there is never a misfortune without a corresponding stroke of luck, and Tuesday his wife presented him with a nine pound boy, which is all the more precious from being the first born.

The first convention of the Sunday schools of Colley township will be held in the M.P. church at Lopez, May 18,1896. A very elaborate program has been prepared and printed in Lebanon, Pa. We regret that it is too long for insertion in these columns, but those interested can obtain a program by applying to Rev. Ira. E. SPANGLER, Lopez. In addition to local divines, Prof. ROOP, of Philadelphia and Mrs. C.R. GREGORY of Wilkes-Barre, will be present and assist.


Ralph and Frank MAGARGLE of Sonestown were calling on friends at this place recently.

Mr. and Mrs. W.N. PENNINGTON of this place are visiting friends at Unityville.

Francis MELLNISH has returned from a visit to his parents at Picture Rocks.

Jeremiah KELLY of Hughesville was calling on friends at this place recently.

Mrs. George STACKHOUSE of Sonestown, and Mrs. CASSELBERY of Lopez, were calling on friends at this place recently.


R.W. WHITE and family spent several days at Meshoppen last week.

A.L. DYER was in Wilkes-Barre last Thursday.

  1. FISHER and son, of Williamsport, were in town last Friday.

Jennings Bros. railroad bridge across the Loyalsock is completed.

Frank SCHOCK visited at Shickshinny last week.

Mert PEALER drew the largest check at the factory ever drawn. It was $43.

Father ENRIGHT expects to move to his new home at Bernice this week. We are all sorry to have him leave Lopez.

14 May 1896

Sylvester BROWN, of Shunk, and Henry TRIP, of Canton, made a business trip to Laporte on the 6th inst.

Forksville holds the crack fishermen of Sullivan county. Dr. RANDALL started out for an hour’s fishing the other evening and said we should put him down for 16 trout averaging 10 1/2 inches. Jim SMITH went fishing the same day and had to hire the meat wagon to bring home his catch. R.D. LANCASTER says he is going to catch some nice ones, but hasn't made up his mind yet as to how many. BRENTON fished all day and caught two little ones that he had to throw back. "Wash" RANDALL caught 32 nice ones; Geo. BOWER 15 large ones, while many others have succeeded in getting acceptable messes.

Richard SWINGLE has received word that a vein of silver has been discovered on his land at East Canoon. The Carbondale papers report the find as valuable.


Miss Hattie WATSON has returned from Forksville and is visiting her many friends in this place.

A number of friends of Rev. S.D. FISK gave him a genuine surprise Monday night, May 4th, in honor of his birthday. He received a good many useful and handsome presents.

Mrs. C.A. SPEAR and children, of Noxen, formerly of this place, are visiting friends in this vicinity.

Last Saturday while Philo FINCH was placing a new iron railing around the veranda in front of the second story of Morris BRINK's store, the ladder he was standing on slid out from the bottom throwing him face downward to the stone pavement, crushing his nose in a horrible manner and otherwise badly cutting and bruising his face and also injuring other parts of his body.

One day last week while John BOTTS was working in Ackla's planing mill, he got his right hand caught under a belt which badly crushed one finger and otherwise bruised his hand.

Wm. DENSLOW of Waverly, filled the pulpit in the M.E. church Sunday morning and evening in the absence of the pastor, Rev. J.H. BRITTON.

Mrs. Charlotte CAMPBELL, of Tunkhannock, who has been visiting friends here for the past two weeks, went to Dushore Sunday morning to spend a few days with her son J. A. CAMPBELL.

  1. HUBLER is repairing and otherwise improving his home. C.C. WOOD is doing the work.

Lewis STURDEVANT, of Elmira, visited his brother in this place Saturday and went in company with his father to his home at Millview Sunday.

Mrs. LAPLANT and children, of Towanda, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. JOHNSON, in this place.

Leona, the little 6 year old blind daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. John TERRY, of West Terry, has been spending a few days here with Mrs. C.J.SUMNER.

Job CORSON, of Powhatten county, VA, formerly of this place, is spending a few weeks with relatives and friends here.


Miss Mattie KIESINGER, of Eaglesmere, visited friends at this place last week.

Mrs. James MORAND and Mrs. Michael DONOVAN were shopping at Williamsport last week.

F.W. GALLAGHER and wife, F.M. CROSSLEY and wife, and Thos. BEAHAN and wife, of Laporte, were visiting friends at this place recently.

The W. & N.B. pay car passed over the road last Saturday.

John VALEGO and wife and M. VALLEY and wife were in Williamsport Saturday.

Miss Myrtle MILLER has gone to Carlisle where she expects to remain for some time.

Misses Daisy BARTO and May SANTEE, of Hughesville, were visiting Mrs. D.M. TAYLOR last week.

W.F. DONOVAN, who has been working at Glen Mawr, returned home.

John FINERTY caught a pike at Beaver Dam measuring 23 inches long.


R.S.FANNING has returned from Elmira.

A.E. CAMPBELL, E.J. HILL, Weis HINES and George WALKER, of Shunk, attended the P.O.S. of A. convention at Sonestown on the 6th inst as delegates from Washington Camp 220.

Henry ANDREWS, of Forksville, will have the handsome Hambletonian and Black Hawk horse, Dr. ARMSTRONG, at Fox every Thursday.


Fred STARK and wife spent Sunday at Julius LONG's.

Edward YONKIN and family Sundayed with their daughter, Mrs. Wash BARTH.

The BAHL boys were searching for their brother George last week in the creek, as far as Montoursville, but their search was fruitless. They saw the clothing that was represented as being his. On examination it proved not to be the kind of clothing he wore on that day.

Leo SICK has been quite ill for the past week but is improving.

We are very much in need of rain in this section. Crops are suffering.


A little daughter of Edward DRAKE died Monday.

Bridget CAIN, a Sister of Convent at Scranton, died Sunday and was buried Tuesday. She was the youngest daughter of Philip CAIN, of this place.

Benjamin KNELLER and family visited Mrs. Soloman ROBINSON, Sunday.

Mrs. Wm. STEINER has returned to Weatherly.

Among those who attended the funeral of Miss CAIN at Scranton were Philip CAIN, and daughter Ella, Mrs. Richard TAFFE, Patrick MCKERNAN and son Patrick, James MCKERNAN and Anna FLYNN.


Prof. and Mrs. MEYLERT of Laporte, are visiting relatives at Middletown, N.Y.

There are 22 lodges of Odd Fellows in Tioga county with a membership of over 2,000.

A county convention of Christian Endeavor societies will be held at Canton in June.

A Boston dealer says there is more steel used in the manufacture of pens than in all the sword and gun factories of the world.

Bradford county's share of the state school fund this year will be $58,461.91. Tioga county will receive $51,613.51, and Sullivan county $10,325.35.

Married - ROGERS - WREDE, on May 10, by Rev. J.W. KLINGLER at the residence of the bride's mother. Mr. Wm. H. ROGERS, of Forksville, and Miss Agnes J. WREDE, of Laporte.

J.K. SMITH, editor and proprietor of the Valley Review at Rushville, N.Y., will deliver the Memorial day address there. Mr. SMITH formerly published the Monroeton Enterprise.

Charles S. HOLCOMBE has moved his family from LeRoy to this place, and they are occupying Charles KISNER'S house on Cherry street.

Dunham KLINE, a former resident of this place, now living in Towanda with his son George, was in town Monday and Tuesday. He was on his way to Columbia county to visit relatives.


Mill located 3 miles from Lopez. Will cut 20,000. Will be sold cheap. Geo. HOUSEWEART, Lopez.

I offer my house and lot for sale or rent. Possession at once. Geo. W. HAYMAN

Word reached this place Tuesday of the death of little Ethel JENNINGS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.W. JENNINGS, at Jamestown, N.Y., where Mrs. JENNINGS went a week ago to visit her parents. Mr. JENNINGS received a telegram Monday stating that the child was ill, and came to this place to take the afternoon train.

The remains will be taken to Lopez this (Wednesday) evening, but we are unable to learn any further details as to the arrangements.

The following officers were elected for the Sunday school at THRASHER's church last Sunday: Superintendent,

G.W.R. LAMBERSON; Assistant Superintendent, Addie L. HEIBER; Secretary, F.J. FRALEY; Assistant Secretary, Alvaretta CONNOR; Treasurer, John HEVERLY; Librarian, Estella BIDDLE; Assistant Librarian, Jacob STEINER; Organist, Estella BIDDLE; Janitor, Adam LAMBERSON.

21 May 1896


The Chiel has been spending the past week in Dushore and upon his return home found that he was the father of a brand new eleven pound boy. We thought all along that we were raising an associate editor, but as that avenue is now closed to us, we think the next best thing to achieve honor for such a boy is to head him for membership in the Varsity crew.

On the 13th inst. Mrs. Morris MORGAN presented her husband with a fine new boy that "Morry" thinks altogether too good to drive stage after his dad. All boys, mind you, and so it has run all summer and if the United States ultimately goes to war just keep your eye on Fox.

August ALBERT has a fine team of bay colts and when asked to go for the doctor the other night he drove the 12 miles to Forksville in 1 hour and 40 minutes, a pretty good record for three year olds.

Postmaster FANNING and A.F. LETTS and son went fishing for catfish on the evening of the 13th. It was evidently the wrong sign of the moon for catfish as they failed to materialize. Perry FANNING paid more attention to the sign and caught 26.

Squire A.B. KILMER is working on his farm at Shunk and says he is not a candidate for associate judge. The Squire would have made a good one.

On the 15th inst. Mrs. Frank SHATTUCK gave birth to a 12 pound boy and you can bet that Frank is taking heavy odds on that boy every time.

H.S. COTT is visiting friends in Bradford.

A.E. CAMPBELL is on a business trip to Elmira.

Mrs. John BROWN of Platt, is seriously sick again.


The W.C.T.U convention was held on May 13. The following people attended:

Mrs. BIRD County President

Mrs. VANNESS County Superintendent of evangelistic work

Mrs. HAMMER State President of Philadelphia

Mrs. C.J. SUMNER appointed committee on courtesy



Rev. S.D. FISK

Miss Ella YAW president of New Albany union

Mrs. ADAMS county corresponding secretary of East Smithfield

Miss Hattie WATSON music

Miss Lymira MOLYNEAUX poem

Those whose names we learned that were in attendance at the convention from Sullivan county Unions were Mrs. Anna SADLER, Mrs. Anna HUFFMAN, and Mrs. HULL of Hillsgrove, Mr. and Mrs. MOLYNEAUX and Mrs. VOUGH of East Forks. Mrs. John SHEER of Dushore was present.

Soon after Mrs. SADLER had started for Hillsgrove Thursday morning, her son, C.R. SADLER of this place, received a telegram announcing the severe illness of his aunt, Mrs. DAVISON of Canton. He at once sent a message to Hillsgrove to his mother, telling her to meet him at Shunk and he would take her to Canton, which was done. They found Mrs. DAVISON in critical condition and Sunday morning Mr. SADLER received another message that she was dead. She was the wife of the late Dr. DAVISON.

Mr. FINCH is still suffering from his fall.

Mr. S.D. STERIGERE, Miss Hila CAMPBELL, and Miss Mary BARNES took a trip to Dushore one day last week.


Max has left us and taken up her abode at the county seat, consequently some other must make a note of the items of our town and vicinity and send them to your paper from time to time.

Forest fires are the order of the day. Saturday a number of men in the empl.oy of the Union Tanning Company fought fire on the Sam Bryan mountain near the RANDALL farm. By hard labor and good management it was gotten under control so that at present it looks as if danger was averted. Sunday about twenty men, some in the employ of the above named company and some in R. MCEWEN’s employ, were called to help G.E. WALKER on Mill Creek, where about three million feet or more of the Emery Lumber Company's logs were surrounded by fire, that like the other was controlled but the strong wind Monday gave it a fresh start again.

Wm HULL, superintendent of the Union Tanning Company, at this place, is visiting friends in New York state.

Who killed Mrs. DAVIS’ dog?

Was there a fire in town Saturday night?


M.R. WEBSTER rejoices over daughter number three born Sunday May 10.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. J.L. HOAGLAND, twins a boy and a girl. The son survived but a short time. Mother and daughter doing well.

Prof. JAQUAY of Canton is instructing a class in vocal music at Estella and another at Millview.

S.P. SHOEMAKER is carpentering at Hillsgrove.

FULLER & WEBSTER have the lumber on the ground and foundation started for their large shop at Estella.

D.L. MILLER and J.S. BROWN are on a road view in Forks and Cherry next Thursday.


Rev. D.L. KEPNER and Rev. S.S. MUMMY were calling at this place last Wednesday.

Howard LITZLEMAN, of Sheshequin, was fishing in this vicinity and caught about eleven pounds of trout.

Mrs. Mark SMITH returned home after spending several days at Lopez with her sister.

Mrs. C.S. SICK and daughter Blanche, spent a few days at Wilkes-Barre last week.

Miss Dora BIRD spent Sunday with her parents at Estella.

Mrs. Mary WELCH and Mrs. Thos. LAVEY are on the sick list.

A.H. ZANER and wife, P.J. WENTZAL and wife, C.S. SICK and wife, and J.E. GROSS and wife spent Sunday at L.B. YONKIN's.

John WEISBROD has purchased the old stage coach of Russel KARNS, of Laporte, to haul milk to the Dushore creamery.


Mrs. C.M. CROLL of Dushore, was visiting her parents at this place one day last week.

Thomas QUAIN, Michael FLYNN, Anna BEAHAN and Maggie SAXE of Laporte, were calling on friends at this place recently.

Chas. KOHLER and Mr. PEALER of Lopez, were guests of Hurley D. BIGGER last week.

P.M. TAYLOR, who is attending school at Muncy, Sundayed with his parents at this place.

Miss Pearl CHAMPION of Dushore, was the guest of Miss Mabel TAYLOR of this place last week.

Irwin DEWALD, son of Elmer DEWALD of this place, while playing one evening last week, fell and broke his arm.


James MURRAY and family spent Sunday at Cherry Mills.

The leap year dance at MILLER's was a success.

Lyman RINEBOLD, of Bernice is visiting here.

Harry MINIER attended the funeral of his grandfather at Hughesville.

Lizzie KERNAN has gone to Towanda where she will remain till the summer normal opens at Laporte.

Ella QUINN, of Satterfield is visiting friends here.

Marie and Garrett KERNAN visited Eaglesmere last week.


E.A. STRONG, of Wyalusing, was in town Monday.

C.S. REITMEYER is confined to the house by an attack of malaria.

Sheriff SWANK and District Attorney MULLEN were here Saturday.

W.D.BAHR is building a fine house on his place just above town.

F.M. CROSSLEY and Morgan GAVITT, of Laporte, were in town last Friday.

Miss Margaret DEEGAN is visiting her sister, Mrs. James CARMODY, at Towanda.

Miss Lydia THRASHER will open an ice cream parlor at New Albany this Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. James THOMSON went to Wyalusing Monday to visit their daughter, Mrs. STRONG.

Chas. S. LEWIS left for Luzerne county Sunday morning where he will spend his vacation.

Misses Della MCMULLEN, France WILDER, Ada ROBBINS and Maude JORDAN are visiting at C.E. PEALER's.

The following gentlemen will serve their county as grand jurors at Court next week:


The following have been drawn as traverse jurors:


The following traverse jurors are drawn for the special term beginning June 22nd:


Mrs. STRONG and daughter Lydia have been visiting at Mrs. Samuel KESTER's on Headley Avenue the past week.

Geo. S. LITTLE, cashier of the First National Bank of Troy, has resigned his position and will remove to Norfork, VA.

Mrs. E. WUNCH. and children and Miss Sallie CHERRINGTON, of Catawissa, are visiting their sister, Mrs. John VAUGHN, on Headley Avenue.

John M. MORRISON, merchant tailor, of Towanda, has a new advertisement in this paper.

John YONKIN, of this place, made the best catch of trout one day last week, that we have been called upon to record in a long time. In one day's fishing he caught 240 trout that dressed a little over nine pounds.

H.L. TAYLOR of Bernice, returned Monday evening from a trip of several weeks through Canada in the interests of Loyalsock coal. He thinks some of locating there, but objects to getting from under the protecting arm of Uncle Sam.

Ethel JENNINGS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.W. JENNINGS, of Lopez, died at the home of her grandparents near Jamestown, N.Y., Tuesday May 12, 1896, aged seven years. Death was caused by a rapidly developed kidney trouble, induced by scarlet fever. Mr. JENNINGS was summoned by telegraph and reached the bedside of his little daughter before death claimed her, but too late to be recognized by the little sufferer. The body was take to Lopez Wednesday evening and the funeral services held at the house Thursday, Rev. W.E. DAW, of the Episcopal church at Towanda, officiating. A special train conveyed the funeral party to this place where the interment was made at BAHR's Hill. Unbounded sympathy is expressed for the afflicted parents.

28 May 1896


Miss Maggie DEMPSY started Friday morning for Finley, Ohio, where she expects to spend the summer.

Miss Addie MCGEE went to Sayre on Wednesday where she expects to spend some time.

Rev. S.D. FISK took a trip to Dushore last Friday.

E.E. STREVY has moved to the rooms over G.I.HEVERLY's shoe shop and is fitting up the rear rooms of his restaurant for ice cream parlors.

Mrs. G.P. MILLER and son Lawrence of Shickshinney, spent part of last week with friends in this place and at Laddsburg.

C.R. SADLER's barber shop is now located in Corcoran's block where it will remain until his new building is completed.

F.A. CASTER has rented the N.L. MILLER store rooms and will conduct a grocery and boot and shoe store. He will open up for business this week.

The house owned by Henry JONES, colored, commonly known throughout Sullivan Co. as "Ned JONES" of Greenwood, caught fire on Monday morning and was completely destroyed, only part of the contents being saved. This is very unfortunate for Mr. JONES as he has a wife and five little children, and has worked hard to make them the comfortable home which the cruel flames have devoured. It would be an act of kindness for those who can to aid them in this their time of need. If any should send clothing remember the children are all boys ranging in age from 1 to 10 years.

Rev. J.H. BRITTON and daughter Blanche and Rev. and Mrs. S.D. FISK of this place, attended the Sullivan Co., Sunday school convention at East Forks, Wednesday, and report an excellent meeting.

Rev. J.R. BOTTS of Noxen, formerly of this place, attended the quadrennial conference of the Methodist Protestant Church of the United States, at Kansas City, Kansas, last week. He went as ministerial delegate and Mr. J.R. HAY of Auburn Four Corners as lay delegate from the Pennsylvania conference.

Mrs. Charlotta CAMPBELL has returned to her home at Tunkhannock.

John BOTTS has gone to Noxen to spend some time with his parents.

Berna ALLEN is quite sick at the home of his mother, Mrs. C. ALLEN.

C.C.WOOD was taken very sick one day last week, but is able to be out at this writing.

Mrs. Nelson WRIGHT and son Harry and Mr. GRISWOLD and daughter Mildred of LeRoy, spend Sunday with friends here.

Rev. W.H. DEMOREST of Towanda gave a fine lecture in the Baptist church Saturday night, entitled "Life's Dream".

Mr. and Mrs. C.R. SADLER visited friends at Overton last week.


Miss Lizzie KERNAN, of Ringdale, spent a few days last week visiting Mrs. Thomas LAVEY.

William SMITH is suffering with a swelled face caused from the extraction of some teeth.

Guy SICK spent a few days at Hillsgrove last week.

Lloyd SICK, proprietor of the Hillsgrove House, spent a few days with his parents here.

Mrs. Anthony DEMPSEY had a quilting bee on Thursday.

C.S. SICK made a business trip to Laporte Monday.

Lewis BAUMGARTNER, Morgan DIEFFENBACH, and Morris DUNN, of Dushore, were here Thursday evening.

Chas. MCCARTY and wife, of Ulster, are visiting at Wendall RITCHLEY's.

Lawrence LOWERY of Bernice was in town Sunday.


Squire A.B. KILMER, B.E. BOHN, Constable Charles PARRISH, Uriah HOAGLAND and Mrs. Austin BROWN and daughter, of Fox, are in attendance at court this week.

Lloyd SICK of Hillsgrove was in Dushore Sunday and related the following to the Chiel. "William SMITHGALL and myself were fishing in the Loyalsock below Hillsgrove recently and had caught a nice mess of fish, topping off with a 14 inch trout. While we were admiring this beauty and congratulating ourselves we happened to look up and there not over 100 feet away stood a big bear. We had no desire for a close acquaintance with his majesty, and while we would not like to confess to being scared we didn't urge him to remain, when he waded into the creek, swam across and started up the mountain side opposite."

Chas. TINKLEPAUGH of Laporte, is nursing a game foot. Charles claims he ran after the stage to mail a letter, but we believe he ran to see the circus go through town. At any rate the foot is painful and he has our sympathy.


Henry LAYMAN is attending business college at Scranton.

Mrs. E.G. RANDALL, who had been seriously ill, is better.

J.A. BIENER and family and Hiram MILLER and wife were calling on friends in Asylum township last week.

Mrs. Albert STRONG is seriously ill at this writing.

Miss Nellie FOX, who has been visiting friends at Towanda has returned home.

Burleigh KINNE has purchased a house and lot from Albert STRONG.

D.R. JONES is building a fine barn. Casper RANDALL and W.H. MELVILLE are doing the work.

S.G. GOULD has moved from Wyalusing to the Elizabeth DEWELL place on Viall Hill.

J.A. BIENER, assessor, has completed the spring register of voters of Terry township for 1896 and makes the following report. Number of voters, 345; number of children between the age of 8 and 13 years, 127; number of deaths since December 1895 to date 6; number of births, 15.

Norman HATCH has moved from Albany township to Burrough KINNE'S house on Norway Ridge.

D.R. JONES, of New Era, made a business trip to Hillsgrove last week.

Lorenzo SCHOONOVER, of Asylum, and Miss Laura STRONG, of this place, were married May 10, 1896, by John B. CONALLY, Esq. Their many friends in this place wish them a happy journey through life.


Saturday will be Memorial Day.

Mr. and Mrs. F.A. BEHR, of Shady Nook, were in Dushore Friday.

A.D.MCHENRY is at Scranton attending the annual conclave of the Knights Templar.

Samuel COLE has secured the contract for roofing the new kindling wood factory at Lopez.

Mrs. Henry BENTLEY and daughter Minnie, of Towanda, were visiting at Chas. KISNER's over Sunday.

Judge PHILLIPS, of Muncy Valley, was in Dushore last Saturday on a fence inspecting trip. He says the bars are all up - fence bars we mean.

The United Evangelical Sunday school of Colley, will hold a festival at Mrs. ABBOTT's, near the church, on Wednesday evening June 3, 1896. The public is invited.

The editor of the Wyalusing Rocket must be pardoned if his paper is a little less spicy than usual for a week or two. He is learning to sing "Hush a by Baby," with a beautiful little daughter as an audience. He appears nightly in stage costume and practices several hours.

J.W. YOUNG of Philadelphia was in town Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. KLINGLER are visiting her parents near Reading.

Charles T. HULL, for the past 25 years cashier of the First National Bank of Athens, has resigned.

Miss Linda MCCARROLL of Delano, and Miss Linda HOUSEWEART of Lopez, are visiting Mrs. F.P. VINCENT on Headley Avenue.

D.F. MCCARTY of Eldredsville, has removed to New Albany to engage in the mercantile business. Sullivan county thus loses one of her best citizens.

Geo. L. CAMPBELL of Shunk, has been doing some advertising soliciting in this vicinity for the past week, but was called home Tuesday by the serious illness of his wife.

C.W. HOFFA has concluded that there is no place like home, and has rented rooms in Mrs. S.E. BANJAMIN's house on Railroad street and will begin housekeeping soon. A pretty well authenticated rumor says he will engage in the drug business here, but we have as yet received no authority for the statement.

Addison HUNSINGER has moved to rooms over CRIMMINS clothing store, John O'BRIEN into the CARROLL house on Cherry Street, and a Mr. WHITMILLER from Newell to rooms in the STEAFATHER house opposite the L.V. station.

A pleasant surprise was given to Miss Estella BIDDLE on the evening of the 20th birthday. Among those present were: Harry and Miss Edna TAYLOR, of Muncy Valley; F..J. FRALEY and wife, Zack COLE, John SCHEER, Charles BAHL; Misses Cora THRASHER and Lizzie BEACH, of Dushore; Frank HEIBER, Jacob STEINER, Misses Lena and Nettie HEIBER, of Cherry. Among the most valuable presents was a plush couch given by her parents. After a pleasant repast, music was furnished by F..J. FRALEY and Miss Estella BIDDLE. They all went home satisfied.

James O'BOYLE, of Maltby, Luzerne county, was murdered and robbed on a mountain road in Sullivan county recently. He was traveling through Sullivan and Bradford counties buying swine.

Mr. J.L. MOLYNEUX, of Millview, was in town Monday. He is one of the best and most methodical farmers in Sullivan county, and it was with a considerable degree of pride that he was exhibiting a medal and diploma awarded him by the board of the World's Fair judges for a No. 1 sample of wheat. Samples were collected from every county fair in Pennsylvania, which were in turn passed upon by a board of state judges and the ten best samples were placed on exhibition at Chicago. The same method was pursued in all the wheat growing states of the Union and the samples thus collected were passed upon by the World's Fair judges, and the fact that a sample raised on the mountains of little Sullivan received an award as No. 1 is very satisfactory to Mr. MOLYNEUX as well as the rest of the county.


Arthur COOK lost a valuable cow last week.

Mrs. W.N. PENNINGTON and son George are visiting friends at Fairmount Springs.

Miss Myrtle WILLIAMS, of Hughesville, is visiting her sister Mrs. George HESS, of this place.

Mrs. Russel KARNS and Miss Maggie DONOVAN, of Laporte, Sundayed with the latter's parents at this place.

Howard, the little son of Peter CONFER, of this place, fell and broke his arm last week.

Mrs. A.P. STARR is visiting friends at Muncy.

Dr. EVERETT and Joseph ROOF, of Bernice, were calling on friends at this place recently.

4 June 1896


Miss Lola MCGEE is visiting friends at Sayre.

Mrs. Chas. EVERETT and Mrs. Chas. KLECKNER, of Eldredsville, visited friends here last Thursday and Friday.

On Wednesday evening, May 27, a few friends gathered at the home of S.D. YAW in honor of Miss Hattie WATSON, who has been spending a few days there before leaving for her brother’s home at Towanda. The evening was spent in a social way with plenty of music both vocal and instrumental. Choice among other pieces being "The White Pilgrims" and two original hymns sung by Miss WATSON after which she, in a few beautiful and tender words, gave her friends a parting salutation. Prayer was then offered by Rev. S.D. FISK and evening closed by singing "God be with you till we meet again".

Miss Amelia BALDWIN, of Satterfield, spent part of last week with friends here.

Mrs. S.D. STERIGERE is visiting her sister, Mrs. G.P. MILLER and family at Shickshinny.

Mrs. C.J. SUMNER and two children have gone to Ludlowville, N.Y., to visit Rev. Dewitt MYERS and family, formerly of this place.

About 30 of the immediate friends of James ALLEN gave him a genuine surprise Monday, May 25 in honor of his birthday. He received many beautiful and useful presents and a pleasant time was had by all.

Miss Debbie IRWIN, of Hollon Hill, spent Saturday and Sunday at C.C.WOOD’s.

Miss Maggie SHAFFER, of South Ridge, spent Saturday night and Sunday here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. SHAFFER.

C.C.WOOD went to Durell on Monday after a load of machinery for his new factory.

Miss Lizzie SHAFFER who has been living at D. WALTMAN's at Laddsburg for some time, has returned home and will stay with her mother who is sick.

Misses Hattie WATSON and Ella YAW visited at Mrs. C.J. ALLEN's on Monday.

At the W.C.T.U. held at W.R. CAMPBELL's May 26, new officers were elected for the ensuing year as follows: President, Mrs. O.W. FAWCETT; Vice Presidents, Mrs. O.D. CAMPBELL, Mrs. J.G. SAX, Miss Ella M. YAW; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. C.J. SUMNER; Recording Secretary, Mrs. J.M. WILCOX; Treasurer, Mrs. J.B. STERIGERE; Superintendent of Literature, Mrs. W.R. CAMPBELL; Superintendent of Press Work, Miss Ella M. YAW.


A meeting was held at the Grange Hall Monday evening to organize a camp of the P.O.S of A. About forty will join as charter members. H.W. OSLER was elected president; R.B. PLOTTS, vice president; A.G. ROGERS, financial secretary; W.H. WEBSTER, secretary.

The school board of Elkland township organized Monday, June 1st, by electing M.E. WILCOX, president and H.W. OSLER, secretary. R.W. WRIGHT was appointed treasurer. The board decided to divide the school at Estella as asked for by the people here.

H.E. JONES of Powell, Bradford county, formerly of western Sullivan, who had his house and all the contents destroyed by fire recently, was here Monday purchasing lumber for a new building.

The singing school held in the church by Prof. JAQUAY is a decided success. It will end with a concert which will be announced later.


Peter FARRELL, of Bradford, is visiting relatives here.

Mrs. MURPHY, of Philadelphia, visited her niece, Mrs. Frank MIDDENDORF recently.

Mr. and Mrs. James CAVANAUGH are rejoicing over the arrival of a daughter.

Miss Molly NORTH, of Towanda, is spending some time at home.

A little son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick MCDERMOTT.

Romeo RITCHLEY has come to spend some time with his uncle, .Frank RITCHLEY.

Frank THORP, of New Albany, passed through this place Sunday.

Lawrence FINAN and wife, of Dushore, called on relatives here Sunday.

Mrs. DRAKE, of the Turnpike, is spending some time with her daughter Mrs. Thomas SCANLIN.

Miss Lizzie CAIN, of Bernice, is visiting her grandmother.

Emanuel HIEBER and wife spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives at Evergreen.


Guy SICK, of this place, has purchased the blacksmith shop of F.H. FARRELL at Dushore.

John KERNAN expects to blacksmith at this place.

Frank HOAG and Misses Fannie and Vina KELLOGG, of Dushore, called at this place Sunday.

Lewis and Nelson BAUMGARTNER, Morgan DIEFFENBACH and Leroy WENTZEL called on friends here Sunday.

Mary SMITH spent several days at Dushore.

Miss Maggie MCCANN has gone to Overton on account of the illness of her mother.

Miss Dora BIRD spent Saturday at Estella.


DIED - At the residence of son-in-law, Riley RACE, on Norway Ridge, on Wednesday, May 27, 1896, Mary STRONG, wife of Albert STRONG, aged 84 years. Interment in the New Era cemetery Friday, May 27, Rev. H.J. BARNES officiated. The pall bearers were: O.W. KINNE, H.F. TERRY, John ENGLISH and M.W. ROBERTS. The funeral was largely attended. The deceased was a consistent member of the M.E. church.

Josiah HAGGERTY, of Rienzi, has purchased a new Walter A. WOOD self binder and reaper.

John CAPWELL and wife, of Stevensville, were calling on friends and relatives at Terrytown recently.

A party of ladies and gentlemen of Camptown, were calling on Mr. and Mrs.Christian on Norway Ridge last week.

The following residents of Terry township have crossed the line of the age of three score and ten: Cornelius FITZGERALD, 94: Henry MANN, 94; Major Uriah TERRY, 84; Daniel DUNHAM, 84; and Bernhard DUNNE is upwards of eighty. Major TERRY is the most active among them.


Chas. HUGO, of Elkland, was in town Tuesday.

Rev. J.A. ENRIGHT, of Lopez, was in town Tuesday

Rogert MCEWEN, of Hillsgrove, was in town Tuesday.

Geo. WINTERS, of Towanda, was in Dushore Sunday.

Mrs. GATES, of Sayre, is visiting his sister, Mrs. CHATHAM, on Main street.

Wm. RIDDEL, of Picture Rocks, was in town Tuesday and Wednesday.

Miss Anna HILEMAN, of Wilkes-Barre, visited her parents in this place Sunday.

John HEMBURY has accepted a position as clerk at the Muncy Valley House at Muncy.

Mrs. Amos COX and Freddie WELLIVER are visiting friends in Wilkes-Barre and Nanticoke.

M. BRINK, of New Albany, and J.H. YONKIN, of this place, have new advertisements this week.

Mrs. C.M. CROLL, of this place, and Miss Nora MCHALE, of Overton, are visiting Mrs. J.D. UPDEGRAFF, at Williamsport.

D.A. SHEA and family, of Hornellsville, N.Y., have been spending a few days at John CAMPBELL's. They returned home Tuesday.

W.L. PENDELTON, for a number of years traveling representative of the Standard Oil company in this section, has been transferred to other territory.

D.H. CLARK, of Cortez, Jefferson county, was called to this county last week as a witness in the courts, and spent Sunday with relatives in Dushore.

Guy SICK has purchased will (?) and fixtures of F.H. FARRELL's blacksmith shop in this place, and leased the building. Mr. FARRELL has been forced by ill health to retire.

A.J. BRADLEY of Laporte, was in Dushore Tuesday evening.

Geo. HONNETTER and Geo. MOSLER left Wednesday morning for Gettysburg for a few days of sight seeing and pleasure.

Mr. WHITMILLER, who moved from Newell to this place a short time ago, occupies one of the SIDLER houses on German street, instead of the STEAFATHER house on Railroad street, as the Review stated last week.

Mrs. Emily L. PATRICK died at Mobile, Alabama, May 25, aged 59 years, and was taken to Dayton, Ohio, for burial. She formerly resided in Towanda and was a sister of Mrs. James THOMSON, of this place.

Dushore now has a brewery in full operation, and the first was put on tap last Saturday. Beer drinkers generally say that it is a good article. Leonard HILBERT is the proprietor of the plant, which is located near the L.V.R.R. water tank.

The following letters remain uncalled for in the post office at Lopez for the month ending May, 1896:

Wm. GOODMAN, (two)





Thomas J. INGHAM of Laporte, delivered the Memorial day address at Wyalusing.

Hon. B. Rush JACKSON, his daughter, Mrs. Frank J. DEAN, and son, of Johnstown, N.Y., and Miss Grace POTTER of Gloversville, N.Y., were in town several days last week.

Miss Catharine GRAIFLY, of Cherry, died Thursday, May 21, aged 64 years, and was buried at the Germany cemetery, Saturday, May 23. Her circle of friends included all who were fortunate enough to know her, and throughout her unassuming Christian life, her cheerfulness and kindness made her company highly enjoyed by all. Her death was caused by lung troubles.

Leo SICK died at his home in Cherry township Tuesday, June 2, aged 50 years. The funeral will be held Friday, the friends meeting at the house at 10 a.m. and proceeding to the Germany church and cemetery where the regular services will be held and the interment made. Mr. SICK is one of a large family of brothers and sisters, and the circle is broken by death for the first time in forty years. He has been ill with consumption for several years, and his death has been expected for some time. A wife and little daughter survive him.


Mrs. Michael DONOVAN, Mrs. James MORAN, and son Thomas, made a flying trip to Laporte one day last week.

The Ladies Aid Society will meet this Thursday afternoon with Mrs. A.B. MARGARGEL.

John I. KANE of Williamsport was calling on friends at this place recently.

Henry TAYLOR of this place was calling on friends at Laporte Saturday.

A.P. STARR, Clyde WELLEVER and Francis MULLHUISH of this place were calling on friends at Hillsgrove recently.

11 June 1896



Miss Mary LARIBEE still continues to grow worse and is obliged to keep to her bed most of the time.

Mr. P. FINCH is recovering from the effects of his fall.

Miss Lillian SMITH and brother BRYCE visited their sister Alice at Wyalusing, last Tuesday.

Arthur FISK returned to Ganoga Institute June 2nd, to resume his studies.

R.D. SHERMAN has sold his harness business and stock to A.B. LEWIS, a harness maker who lately came here from Wyalusing. Mr. SHERMAN will probably remain here until fall.

Mrs. John ROCKWELL of Monroeton is visiting friends in this place.

Mrs. Russell MILLER and daughter, Mrs. DELONG, and little son, of Durell, spent a few days last week with friends here and at Laddsburg.

C.R. SADLER's new barber shop is progressing finely as is also the furniture factory.

Miss Hattie YAW returned on Monday from Crooked Bridge, where she had been spending nearly a week with her sister, Mrs. Wm. JOHNSON and family.

Surprise parties are still raging in this place, Last Monday Night, June 1, when Miss Ella YAW returned home from C.J. ALLEN's, she found 25 dear friends including her pastor and his wife, waiting to give her a welcome in honor of her birthday, which was on Saturday, and what made the surprise still greater was to see among the rest, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. ALLEN and two daughters and a few other friends whom she, a few minutes previously, had said good night to at their own door. But it was found out that as her escort wheeled her chair very slowly up one street, they came up another. It was a well laid and carried out plot and gives great credit to some one's ingenuity. Those present were Misses Hannah WALTMAN, Libbie CRANDALL, Myrtle WILLIAMS and Messrs Clarence ARTEMAND, John WALTMAN, Boyd MILLER, and Sydney GRANT of Laddsburg, Miss Effie EDDY of North street, Mr. and Mrs. S.D. FISK, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. ALLEN, Misses Hattie WATSON, Elma HALL, Jennie BILLINGS, Emma DAVIS, Florence LILLEY, Ruby NORTON, Grace STURDEVANT, Lena and Rule ALLEN, Messrs. Nelson NORTON, Arthur FISK and Walter LILLY of New Albany. The evening was spent in pleasant conversation, and playing games with frequent interludes of music, both vocal and instrumental. Cake and coffee were served about 10 o'clock, and about 1 o'clock they took their departure, wishing their hostess many happy returns of their birthday. She received some very fine presents and enough money to purchase a new teachers' self-pronouncing bible, for all of which she feels very grateful to her many friends who so kindly remembered her, not only on Monday night, but also on Saturday.

Rev. W.H. DEMOREST of Towanda delivered a very able sermon on the "Destruction of Jerusalem" at the Baptist church Sunday night. Mr. DEMOREST will for some time fill the Baptist pulpit every Sabbath morning and evening.

Rev. J.H BRITTON will deliver a temperance sermon at the M.E. church next Sunday morning.


Mrs. Reuben BROWN is on the sick list.

Dr. GAMBLE visited patients in Shunk on the 3rd an 4th inst.

The township commissioners and school board held a joint meeting in the town house at Shunk on the 1st. A.E. CAMPBELL and Chas. FULLER, the new members of the school board, were sworn in and everything got in shape for the business of the new year.

The tools of Harvey MCKAY (insane) were sold at public sale by the overseers of Fox township on the 1st inst and brought $21.89.

George SNYDER and Frank HANNON, of Forksville, were in Shunk Tuesday. George was trying to find out whether a man owns a farm or not after he buys it, while Frank was wrapped up in the buzzing of a full grown political bee.

Samuel LEONARD and George FISHER, of Shunk, made a trip to Smithfield, Bradford county, last week.

W.E. PORTER has gone to Towanda and will go on the road from there for a well known cigar firm.

Samuel MCCARTY, of Platt, made a trip to Williamsport on his bicycle on the 1st, returning the 2nd. He says that Williamsport asphalt beats Sullivan county dug roads all hollow for a comfortable spin on your wheel.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. CAMPBELL, of Shunk, are attending the G.A.R. convention at Chambersburg.

A rag bee was held at Reuben T. BATTIN’s on Thursday last and was well attended.

Mrs. Thomas MCKAY has returned from a two weeks visit to friends and relatives in Tioga county.

Chas. HAAS and Geo. WALKER were inspecting political line fences in Shunk Friday last.

The Chiel returns thanks to Mrs. John P. and Mrs. Francis KILMER for their kindness and valuable assistance to his wife during a recent illness. We were away from home at the time and appreciate the service all the more.

Lewis WILBUR, of Shunk met with a serious accident on the 2nd inst. He was taking a pan of feed to one of his horses and as he entered the stall the animal kicked him seriously bruising his face and cutting a long gash in the scalp. Dr. CHRISTIAN was summoned to dress the wounds and at present writing the patient is doing well. We don't know how Lewis feels about it but if it was our horse we would hitch a 200 volt electric wire to his heels and let him kick at that.

Lee VOORHEES, of Laporte, is visiting at Jethro BATTIN's at Shunk.

Squire A.B. KILMER was in Laporte Saturday as a member of the Republican standing committee.

Judson BROWN returned Thursday last from an extended visit to Virginia. He expected to hit a warm climate down there but says a woolen blanket at nights was more than acceptable.

Victor SHATTUCK has taken a bark job of James BRENCHLEY and commenced work on his contract last week. The timber is on Reuben T. BATTIN's land near Shunk,


C.D. MCGILVARARYleft Monday for Cooper's Retreat where he will run business for the REEDER Lumber Company.

P.M. WHITACRE and family went to Sonestown to attend his sister's wedding Thursday.

U.J.O. SHAFFER is working at the Valley store.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. HOFFMAN are visiting friends in Williamsport.

Chas. REEDER and Miss Maggie MECUM, of Hughesville, are visiting at E.E. MECUM's.

Andrew GALOUGH is visiting friends at Williamsport.

Our enterprising blacksmith is having his house painted. John KIRK is doing the work.

STRICKLAND, of Brooklyn, has purchased a new buggy.

Lewis WAGER has moved to World's End where he has a bark job.

Our Polish population is on the decrease. The empty houses look lonely on Polish avenue.

Ray BUTLER, the old time pitcher and captain of our promising Juniors, has returned from Williamsport.

Herman GREEN, our newsboy, has left for Williamsport.

L.D. SICK was called to Dushore Friday to attend his uncle's funeral.


Some fiend entered the creamery Monday night and with a hammer pounded the buckets on the bowl of the separator, thus destroying its usefulness. It has been sent to the manufacturer for repairs. As soon as it is returned the creamery will start again.

C.B. JENNINGS has opened his blacksmith and wagon shop for business.

Prof. JAQUAY, with his class of singers, will give a concert in the church Thursday evening June 11.

All are invited to attend a bee on Saturday, June 13th, to grade the church yard. Several teams are needed

J.P. ROGERS is peeling one hundred cords on land of Jonathan ROGERS.


Mrs. George DOBBS, of Hillsgrove, was visiting friends at this place last week.

Mrs. James MORAN and Mrs. Michael DONOVAN, of this place, were calling on Hughesville friends last Friday.

Mr. HANNON and Mr. LOWRY, of Bernice, were calling on friends at this place recently.

Mrs. N.S. STRONG, of this place, was visiting friends at Williamsport last week.

Mr. and Mrs. George HESS are rejoicing over the arrival of a daughter.

Miss Grace STRONG has gone to Souzerville where she expects to remain for some time.

Mrs. D.M. TAYLOR is on the sick list.


We have now laid out a lot for a graveyard. It is in a beautiful place on the hill just back of town.

JENNINGS Bros. shipped the first bark last Saturday.

Arrived at James P. MCGEE's last Friday, a girl.

Lucy DONAHOE is again back as head cook at Hotel Lopez.

Geo. SWANK will start for Dallas, Texas, this week.

Mert PEALER and Frank CAMP took a spin to Tunkhannock on their bikes this week.

A small amount of blood was shed near the post office Saturday night, all on account of too much whisky.

As usual one of the employees of the kindling wood factory got drunk on payday and laid down to sleep and had his months wages taken from him.

Dr. RINEBOLD's sister and brother are spending several days here.

Thad GOULD and wife, went to New York state for several weeks.

James MAHARR has gone to Binghamton for several days.

James. D. PLACE went to Michigan Tuesday morning where he has a brother very sick.


Mrs. Rev. GROSS and two daughters and Miss Mollie MUNDEY, of Hagerstown, MD, are visiting J.E. GROSS and wife at this place.

Emil TUBACH and wife, of Dushore, called on friends at this place Thursday evening.

Wash BARTH and wife Sundayed with Edward YONKIN.

Mrs. Phoebe BAUMGARTNER and Mrs. Lewis ZANER were guests of Mrs. C S. SICK Sunday.

Fred BAILEY was visiting friends at this place recently.

D.M. TAYLOR, of Muncy Valley, passed through here Saturday.

Lewis and Nelson ZANER and Rush HUFFMASTER were down fishing and caught quite a number.


May SMITH is visiting relatives in Waverly.

S.D. STERIGERE, of New Albany, was in town Tuesday.

Hon. W.C. ROGERS, of Forksville, was in town Tuesday.

Mrs. F.P. VINCENT and children were visiting at Milan last week.

The Pennsylvania state fair will be held in Johnstown, in September.

J. A. DECKER and Leonard DEEGAN, of Towanda, were in town Sunday.

The new Polish church at Blossburg, Tioga county, is nearly completed.

F.T. MYNARD, of New Albany, has caused a new roof to be placed on his house in this town.

Paul DUNN of Scranton, will build Tunkhannock's sewer system for $12,417, and the work will begin this week.

The Elmira Advertiser has been sold to a New York syndicate, and ex-Senator FASSETT will retire from journalism.

Mr. and Mrs. A.C. STEWART and Miss LINDLEY, of Towanda, were visiting at Mrs. B.W. JACKSON's last Friday.

F.C. FINCKE has been appointed postmaster at Bella Sylva. He was in town last Friday qualifying for the position.

The BALDWIN locomotive works has closed a contract with the Lehigh Valley Railroad company for the construction of 25 locomotives.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob GOLDSTEIN, are rejoicing over the arrival of the first born, a boy, who arrived in town June 2, 1896. Congratulations are still in order.

B.W. JENNINGS, of Lopez, was here Tuesday.

S.S. ROGERS, of Millview, was here Saturday.

Fisher WELLES, of Wyalusing, was in town Tuesday.

Theodore HESS, of Fox township, was in town Saturday.

Mrs. Henry BENTLEY, of Towanda, was visiting friends in this place last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank ZARR and son, of Bloomsburg, are visiting at J.S. HOFFA'S.

Mrs. John CAMPBELL and son Jay, are spending the week with relatives at Waverly.

There will be an ice cream festival in the hall at Wilmot on Thursday evening, June 18, for the benefit of Rev. D.L. KEPNER, of this place.

The new bell for the Lutheran church has arrived and will be hung as soon as the tower can be arranged to receive it. With its fittings, it weighs over a ton.

  • KLINE received information Tuesday morning of the death of his father May 26, in Germany, at the age of 82
  • years. His store was closed Tuesday in consequence.

    Mrs. C.S. HOLCOMBE went to Towanda Wednesday to attend the wedding of her brother, K.C. MOTT of LeRoy, and Miss Cora WICKHAM of Towanda, which took place at the Presbyterian church.

    Miss Maggie UTZ is visiting at Waverly.

    Miss Elizabeth STRONG, of Wyalusing, is visiting at James THOMSON's.

    Mrs. F.T. MYNARD and daughter, of New Albany, were visiting here last Friday.

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. HEVERLY are the proud parents of a girl baby, that came to them last Saturday.

    Judge POMEROY met with a serious accident Monday afternoon which very nearly cost him his life. He was driving on of HIRLEMAN's horse, a high spirited animal, when it got beyond his control, and in making the turn at MIDDENDORF's livery stable the side bar buggy tipped so that he was thrown violently to the stone side walk, striking on his head and shoulders. There were several bad gashes and bruises, but the wonder is he was not instantly killed. He was taken home and made comfortable, and at present is improving.

    Michael BAHL, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Forks township, died Thursday, June 4, aged 77 years. The funeral and interment took place at St. Basil's Saturday, June 6, and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. Deceased was born in Baden, Germany, and came to this country with his parents when ten years of age, and had lived in Sullivan county continuously since then. A large family of sons and daughters survive him to mourn the death of an honored and well loved father. One of his sons was the unfortunate Geo. M. BAHL, who was drowned in the Loyalsock last February.

    Cyrus G. ALLEN, of Meade, Kansas, is visiting at Judge FAIRCHILD'S on Carpenter Street. He is a brother of the late Dr. ALLEN, of Athens, whom he much resembles. He taught school in Cherry township in 1847 and '48 and was married in 1849, to Miss Lucy RICE, at the Fairchild Hotel, on the place at present occupied by B.M. SYLVARA. Emigrating to Kansas in 1856, he was a compatriot of Captain John BROWN, in the border ruffian war, and when the Rebellion broke out shouldered his musket "to wipe out some old scores", as he terms it. Serving three years he returned to Kansas, where he has since been engaged in farming, stock raising, and editing Kansas newspapers.

    The Colley grist mill was destroyed by fire Tuesday evening, June 2. It had been remodeled about three years ago and was fitted with improved apparatus. The origin of the fire is unknown. It was insured for $1400 in the Forksville company. It was owned by Wm. ALLEN, on whom the loss falls heavily, the insurance being insufficient to replace the mill.

    Joe DIBBLE, of Wilmot, was arrested in this place Monday as a "drunk and disorderly" and spent the night in the lock up. Tuesday morning he contributed $5.00 to the school fund and spent the rest of the day acquiring another beautiful jag, insulting people and making a general nuisance of himself. The authorities should take steps to protect people from annoyance by such characters, and Joe should have been arrested the second time.

    Locomotive 504, drawing the morning train to Wilkes-Barre, Tillman engineer, met with an accident near Ricketts Sunday last. One of the driving rods broke and stripped the fittings from the side; the Ricketts switch engine took the train on to Wilkes-Barre and a new engine was sent out to bring the train in from that place in the evening. E.R. BRINK, familiarly called "Baldy", towed the disabled locomotive to Sayre.


    Mrs. Hannah KESTER, daughter of Lewis MARTIN and Loretta MARTIN , formerly of this place and now of Elsie, Mich., departed this life Monday morning, June 1, 1896, after a long and painful illness of two years. She was one of the most popular and lovable women, always pleasant, agreeable and obliging, ever ready to assist with kind words and loving deeds, and it gives a universal feeling of sadness, that one in the prime of life should be taken from our midst. She leaves a daughter, father and mother, and six brothers and three sisters to mourn her loss. The brothers are John and Roland of Dushore, Ralph and Freeman of New Albany and Leonard of Eureka, Mich., and Howard of Chicago. The sisters are Libbie and Mrs. Emma NYE of Eureka, Mich., and Anna of Dushore.

    Her life struggle has ended and that haven of eternal life and joy has been reached. That which appears to be our temporary loss is her eternal gain. May God comfort those who mourn.

    The Ladies Aid Society will meet Thursday afternoon with Mrs. A.D. HOAG.

    The Ladies' Sewing Circle will give a supper for the benefit of the new Reformed church at the residence of A.H. ZANER this (Thursday) evening, between the hours of 5 and 9 o'clock. The guests will be waited upon by young men in uniform who will take pride in catering to their wishes in the most courteous manner.

    18June 1896


    Frank BRENCHLEY is working on a bark job in Potter county.

    Mrs. Geo. BRENCHLEY has been called to Gillettes to attend her daughter Mrs. Emory TILLOTSON who is suffering from an injured ankle.

    A suit between James MORGAN, Weiss HINES and William ALBERT involving a small account was tried before Squire KILMER on the 13th.

    Lewis WILBUR has recovered from the effects of the kick in the head received from one of his horses. Lewis will hardly try to break another horse to tin pans for bedding.

    Judge PHILLIPS, Conrad KRAUSE and Henry HUFFMASTER have been canvassing the West end during the past week.

    Oscar SMITH has returned to Shunk from Williamsport where he has been working for some time.


    Mrs. Henry SMITH is visiting her mother's mother, Mrs. NORCONK, at Wilmot.

    Prof. JAQUAY commenced teaching a class in vocal music here Monday night.

    C.R. SADLER's new barber shop is growing into a large three-story building, the first floor to be used by F. CASTER for a grocery and shoe store, the second story front to be used for a barber shop, the second back and third floors for a dwelling.

    Mrs. Roxie SHAFFER still continues very ill.

    On Monday night June 8, at the M.P. Parsonage, by Rev. S. D. FISK, Mr. John FENNER of Albany and Miss Gertrude JENSON of Galeton, Potter Co., were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.

    Rev. J.H. BRITTON and Ulson NORTON attended the Epworth League convention at Montour Falls, N.Y., and Mr. HORTON, acting as delegate, gave in his account Sunday night.

    Rev. and Mrs. S.D. FISK spent Thursday and Friday at Littleville.

    Mrs. GALUSHA, of Laddsburg, spent last week visiting friends in this place.


    Emil TUBACH and wife and Mrs. Jacob YONKIN, of Dushore, were the guests of Mrs. C. S. SICK Sunday.

    Miss Mary KEATING, Mary GAHEAN, and Maggie MCCANN were visiting with Mrs. Mark SMITH.

    Rev. D.L. KEPNER and wife of Dushore, spent Thursday with J.E. GROSS.

    Henry RINEBOLD and C.S. SICK were visiting at Hillsgrove Sunday.

    Frand and Edgar SICK Sundayed with John YONKIN at Dushore.

    Mrs. Samuel EPLER is spending a few days with Mrs. Henry STAHL.

    Thomas GAINOR is building an addition to his dwelling house.

    Mrs. Peter YONKIN was visiting with her daughter Mrs. Leo SICK the past week.


    Miss Anna KENNEDY of Laporte, was the guest of Misses Maggie and May DONOVAN recently.

    Thursday morning of last week, W.F. DONOVAN, of this place, met with an accident while working for the Lyon Lumber Company. He was shooting bark and a piece jumped and struck him on the foot.

    Dr. W.T. REEDY, of Hughesville, passed through this place one day last week.

    Mrs. M.F. SHAW is visiting friends at Muncy.

    Wm MORAN, of this place, attended the wedding of E.J. MULLEN at Arnot, Wednesday of last week.

    Miss Stella TEMPLE is very sick at this writing

    Misses Anna BUCK and Eva HESS, of this place, spend Sunday with the former,s parents at Strawbridge.


    Daniel F. BROPES, an aged and respected citizen of this place, died at his home on Thursday last. Deceased leaves a wife and large family to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. Services were held at the Union church Sunday, Rev. LAIN officiating, assisted by Mr. ROE of Forksville. Interment in the new cemetery.

    Rev. L. REYNOLDS, of Canton, will preach in Christ’s church here during the summer.

    Candidates PHILLIPS, BAKER, TAYLOR, CASEMAN, SICK, HAAS and SPEAKER soliciting votes in town during the past week.

    Max ZOGOSKI and son Stephen went to Dushore Thursday on business.

    Stephen GOBIE, of Chicago, is visiting his brother at this place.

    Paul GALOUGH went to Forksville Thursday on business.

    Geo. BRAUNBECK has purchased a wheel.

    Reno GREEN and Wallace VROMAN are peeling bark near High Knob.

    The price of butter rose and fell suddenly Friday evening.

    Ice cream parlors are becoming numerous.

    The Hillsgrove band have added an E flat cornet to their stock of instruments.

    1. BODEY of Blossburg, was doing business in town Saturday.

    Miss FAWCETT, of New Albany, was in town during the past week.

    H.M. CHILSON caught 69 trout recently but Rev. REYNOLDS caught the king of the water.


    Mrs. .Jos. HOLZWORTH of LeRoy, has been spending the past week with friends at this place and Mildred.

    Dr. W. B. KELLY, of Towanda, will be in Dushore next week from Monday til Wednesday.

    KRASNICKY & Co., of Lopez, have just returned from New York, with a large stock of new goods, and bargains may be looked for at their store.

    Nine Wilkes-Barre lads, of whom several are under 14 years of age, and two are only 9 years old, are under arrest for burglary.

    Towanda has an imitator of Steve BRODIE in a school boy, who on Tuesday leaped into the river from the railroad bridge, a distance of 25 feet.

    Mrs. E.R. WARBURTON and Miss Lillie WARBURTON, of Campellville, are taking a western trip and visiting friends in Iowa. They will be absent from home about two months.

    A Susquehanna girl wrote and sent the usual 25 cents to find out how to whiten her hands, and she got the answer in a few days: "Soak them in dish water." It tickled her mother almost to death.

    J.W. ROGERS and wife, of Forksville, drove to this place Monday. Mrs. ROGERS and Miss Fannie ROGERS went to Kingston Monday evening, to be present at the graduation exercises of the Wyoming Seminary, where Mr. Ray ROGERS is one of the graduating class.

    J.J. WEBSTER, of Elkland, was in town Tuesday.

    Reed PALMER has been appointed postmaster at LeRoy.

    Mrs. Walter APPLEMAN, of Wilkes-Barre, is visiting her parents in this place.

    Mrs. MATTHEWS, and Miss Fannie MATTHEWS, of Sayre, were in town over Sunday.

    Mrs. and Mrs. Augustus POMEROY, of Troy, were visiting at F.B. POMEROY's last week.

    Chas. REEDER and Fred ROHERLE, of Hughesville, were in town Monday evening.

    Fred VINCENT is in St. Louis helping the Republican party nominate a candidate for President.

    Prof. G.W. RYAN, for twenty years superintendent of schools of Bradford county, has been elected principal of the Towanda public schools.

    Rt. Rev. Bishop HOBAN, of Ashley, was in Towanda on Sunday last, and after a solemn high mass at S.S. Peter and Paul church, confirmed a class of 280 people.

    Robert BUCKINGHAM, deputy collector of internal revenue, will be at the Carroll House tomorrow (Thursday) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to receive and receipt for taxes. Parties in arrears on their revenue tax should not fail to meet him.

    Following is a list of letters remaining uncalled for at the Dushore post office at the close of business June 13, 1896:

    Miss Lottie HEVERLY, Mr. Fred MOYER.

    The entire community was deeply grieved Thursday afternoon to learn of the death of Leonard LILLEY, aged 8 years and 4 months. Only son of Mr. and Mrs. C.T. LILLEY, of Carpenter street. Poor little Leonard had been a helpless invalid from babyhood, but although his little pain wracked body had not kept pace with time, his brain was active beyond his years and in the intervals when comparatively free from pain, his carriage was pushed through our streets, all learned to know and love the patient little body, whose cheerful smile and keen repartee made his presence a pleasure. Denied by his afflictions the sports of ordinary childhood he made himself a fine musician, and was far in advance of children of his age in the common school studies, being a diligent reader, a good penman and ready mathematician. His greatest source of comfort was his regular attendance at church and Sunday school and when subscriptions were opened a month or so ago to buy a bell for the Lutheran church he claimed the privilege of subscribing with the others, and having himself pushed in his carriage from house to house while he sold his photographs, thus realizing $25 for the purpose. But he was destined never to hear its mellow notes summon him to the service he loved so well, but was summoned instead to the home where, as he said, there would be no pain. While the bell was being hoisted to its place last Thursday afternoon, the slender chord that bound his spirit to its earthly tenement yielded and he fell asleep to wake on this earth no more. The bell tolled the first time for his funeral on Sunday, when the church was packed to its utmost capacity, and amid tributes of flowers and tears the last sad rites were done, and the little sufferer consigned to his first painless bed. Never was one so young mourned so universally, and the entire community joins in its expression of sympathy to the parents and sisters.

    Fire at Bernice - The COLLINS Hotel, at Bernice, was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning about 1 a.m. Only a very small part of the contents of the building were saved. We have not been able to learn whether there was an insurance on the property or not. The loss will fall very heavily on Mr. Collins

    We failed to mention last week that N. LOEWUS, of Towanda, C .E. PEALER, of Dushore, and LEVERTON & Co., of Dushore, had new advertisements. This week the new ones are R.L. MARKS, B. KLINE, J.D. REESER and J.S. HARRINGTON, all of Dushore, and new time tables for the W.& N.B. and Eaglesmere railroads.

    Mr.E.J. MULLEN of Laporte, and Miss Mary DONOVAN of Arnot, Tioga county were married Wednesday June 10. We have, in common with the rest of the public, had our suspicions for some time, but as the prospective groom stubbornly resisted all efforts at cross examination we have been unable to secure any exclusive news for our readers. The bride is well known to many of our readers, as she has many Sullivan county relatives and has often visited here. In marrying the district attorney of Sullivan county, she has secured a talented husband, who is steadily rising in his chosen profession. The Review offers the usual congratulations and hereby levies a campaign assessment of ten cent cigars for the entire office force to be burned in honor of the popular young couple.

    Dr. D.S. PRATT died at his home in Towanda Wednesday afternoon at half past four o'clock, after a long illness. Until a few months ago he continued to practice his profession, when tabes dorsalis, or degeneration of the spinal cord, a malady from which he had suffered a long time, developed, result of a lifetime of hard work and untiring study, necessitating his retirement. Since that time he gradually failed but his wonderful vitality and courage sustained him until the end came peacefully. David Shepard PRATT, M.D. was born in Susquehanna county, December 16, 1826. He graduated from the Homeopathic Medical College at Philadelphia in 1851, immediately locating in Towanda, where he has enjoyed an extensive and lucrative practice. In 1849 he was married to Catherine ABELL of Warren township, who with four children - Mrs. W.G. GORDON, Dr. D. LEONARD PRATT, Mrs. Simon RENDALL and Dr. C.M. PRATT, all of Towanda - survive him. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at four o'clock at the house: interment at Oak Hill cemetery.


    Misses Blanche and Edna SICK, of Cherry Mills, and Miss Mollie MUNDEY of Hagerstown, MD., spent several days here last week. They visited Lincoln Falls, the World's End and other places of interest.

    Mr. BOSTIAN was here last week and bought over six hundred lambs in the vicinity. The price is a very little higher than last year.

    25 June 1896


    A. FISHER and son, of Williamsport are in town.

    J.L. HOAGLAND was in town the first of the week doing business for the Review. We are always glad to see him.

    James P. MCGEE started with two horses for Williamsport last Monday morning. The horses and rig were bought by A. FISHER and sold by Mrs. A. E. FARRELL.

    We saw one woman taking her husband home from the poker party Sunday.

    Mr. RITTER of Williamsport, one of the carpenters at the Fisher factory, had his hand quite badly cut one day last week.

    Charles LAWRENCE and wife, of Dushore, spent Sunday with friends in town.

    A bad crowd in town Saturday night fighting, throwing beer glasses and all most every thing you could think of. Several warrants were sworn out on Monday but no arrests were made.

    James GANSEL, constable of Laporte township, came up armed with a warrant last Saturday after a man known as Buff STEINBACK. We saw them going through town early Monday morning.

    James D. PLACE returned home from Michigan last week where he had been to attend the funeral of a brother.

    Lucas STEAFATHER is putting up a dwelling. Frank SCHOCK is also building a cozy little house.

    Martin BROWN has sold his saloon to Henry MCKIBBINS and given possession last Monday. We understand that Mr. BROWN will go to Wilkes-Barre.

    JENNINGS Bros. had one of their big pay days last Saturday.

    J.W. BALLARD, of Laporte, was here on business Monday.

    Worth DYER has bought the good will and fixtures of a butcher shop in Noxen and will take possession of the same July 1st.


    Miss Gertrude SAX returned home on Saturday from Scranton where she has been the past winter studying music.

    Miss Maud HARSHBURGER returned home on Saturday from Bradford city where she has been the past winter attending school.

    Miss Winifred FAWCETT returned last week from Hillsgrove where she has been for some time selling millinery goods for G.L. NORTON & Co.

    Mrs. Wm. ALLEN and baby of Colley, spent a few days last week with friends in this place.

    Calvin ALLEN and son C.J. ALLEN, Elmer WELLS and Hiram NORTON spent a few days last week fishing in Painter Den creek and came home rejoicing over one little eel and one little trout which we think a poor showing for four noted anglers.

    Miss WARBURTON, of Campbellville, spent a few days last week visiting her friend Miss Florence LILLY.

    Men and teams were busy part of last week grading the M.E. church lawn and also Front street near the church which makes a great improvement to that part of the town and it is hoped that the good work will continue until all the streets are in a proper condition.

    Mrs. ELY and Mrs. HESTED are on the sick list.

    Arthur FISH returned on Saturday from Ganoga Institute where he has been attending examination.

    Mr. and Mrs. Ed MCBRIDE, of Hillsgrove, took dinner at S.D. YAW's last Wednesday after which Mrs. MCBRIDE took the train for Towanda where she will spend a few days visiting friends and then on to Wilkes-Barre to visit her mother and brother.

    Pascal WILCOX and sister Mrs. O.D. CAMPBELL started Saturday morning for Elkland where Mrs. CAMPBELL expects to stay a few weeks with her sister Mrs. John BROWN whose husband has been in very poor health for some time.

    A number from this place attended the commencement exercises of the S.C.I. at Towanda last Wednesday. Among them were Mrs. J.H. BRITTON, Misses Jennie BILLINGS, Lillian SMITH, Winifred FAWCETT, and Maud HARSHBURGER.

    Mrs. Henry SMITH returned home from Wilmot last Thursday.

    The O. S. Society is composed of six of our brightest and best young ladies. Misses Lillian SMITH, Winifred FAWCETT, Florence LILLY, Lizzie HEWITT, Gertrude SAX, and Maud HARSHBURGER joined by Miss Mabel TERRY of North Street, and Miss WARBURTON, of Campbellville took tea with Miss SMITH on Friday after which they made our sanctum a pleasant call which was very much appreciated.


    Mrs. R.S. FANNING and Clayton TINKUM of Shunk are visiting friends in Virginia.

    F.D. FULLER of Ithaca is visiting friends in Shunk.

    Mrs. John SWINGLE is reported much worse and doubts of her recovery are entertained.

    The prospects are that we will have a picnic at Shunk on the glorious 4th. W.H. FANNING will give a dance in the hall at Shunk on the evening of July 3rd.

    R.S. and Loie FANNING visited at Jacob BOHN's, Dushore, Saturday and Sunday last. SANT reports everthing quiet at Shunk.

    Lee ALBERT has returned from Mansfield where he has been pursuing a course in the Mansfield State Normal School.

    Miss Dora SALSBURY has returned from an extended visit to friends in Michigan.

    Wm. SHOEMAKER has bought the farm of Mrs. Mahala LEONARD at Shunk. Consideration $350.

    Letters of divorce have been granted to Rose BROWN, from her husband, Austin BROWN, through Squire KILMER and Attorney John S. SCOUTEN.

    Uriah HOAGLAND and Charles TINKUM were fishing for eels at Hillsgrove last week. Uriah claims that they set 42 hooks and had eels on all but one. Others say that the proportion was just reversed. Anyhow they got mixed up with a net, and a woman who was watching it, and who warned them that she would violate the law still further by pulling their hair if they didn't leave it alone. They decided to confine their attention exclusively to eels.


    Jacob GRIES, who has spent several months in Potter county, returned Thursday and is stopping at the SYDNEY cottage. We hope for the speedy return of many more of our young men.

    J. Edward SHOEFELT went to Muncy Valley Saturday on business.

    A.H. and J. GOODMAN, of Towanda were doing business in town last week.

    Miss Laura WARNER has opened a millinery store in Brooklyn.

    V. HULL lost a valuable horse last week.

    Mrs. V. HULL and family and U.A. MOULTHRUP are visiting friends at Sydney, N.Y.

    W.L. HOFFMAN and family and G.E. DARBY visited friends at Hoytville last week.

    O.B. GRANT, president of the Union Tanning Company, inspected the tannery Thursday.

    J.H. KEEFE visited friends at Overton Sunday.

    The band furnished some fine music at the GUMBLE ice cream parlor Saturday evening.

    Burt GREEN has moved into his new shop.

    Rev. L. REYNOLDS visited friends at Canton Thursday.

    Chief of Police BUCK, of Dushore, was in town Thursday on business.

    Bird SWICHER is spending a few days in Laporte but Charlie is still missing.

    A large number of young people gathered at the Sydney cottage Thursday evening in honor of the sixteenth birthday of Miss Mamie STROUP. All report a very pleasant time.

    J. TRUXY was seen on our streets Saturday evening.


    Miss Mary KERNAN is at Eaglesmere.

    Miss Lizzie DOHM of, Lopez, is here among old friends again.

    John SWEENEY who has had a severe attack of neuralgia, is improving.

    John WALSH has purchased the tract of timber land known as the Pine place and intends to move his saw mill on Mill creek about fall.

    William KERNAN's bees have produced the largest amount of the finest and whitest honey you ever saw.


    William MOFFATT and wife have returned to their home at Pittston after a short visit with relatives here and at Dushore.

    George HIEBER, of Evergreen, spent Sunday here.

    James TERRY, of Evergreen, is canvassing for fruit trees and silverware in this section.

    Wm NORCONK, of Towanda, is spending some time on his farm in Wilmot.

    Mrs. Henry SMITH, of New Albany, spent a few days with her mother last week.


    K.J. HOLCOMB, of Sayre, spent Tuesday in town.

    Judge DUNHAM held court at Wilkes-Barre last week.

    Mr. and Mrs. O.G. RICHART of Monroeton, visited friends here Saturday.

    Mrs. E.A. CARL and children, of Mehoopany, are visiting friends in town.

    Mrs. John DAILY of Mildred, visited relatives in this place Monday and Tuesday.

    Mrs. N.K. WOODWARD, of Lincoln Falls, was visiting Mrs. R.J. THOMSON Sunday.

    W.G. CAMPBELL and Jas. VANTUYL of Monroeton, spent Sunday at John CAMPBELL's.

    Mrs. Lydia STRONG, of Wyalusing, visited her sister, Mrs. Samuel KESTER, over Sunday.

    Miss Lillie REITMEYER has gone to New Columbia, where she expects to make her future home.

    Mrs. D.H. CLARK and Miss Clara MCDONALD of Cortez, spent Friday last visiting relatives in this place.

    Mrs. E.A. STRONG of Wyalusing, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James THOMSON, of this place Saturday and Sunday.

    Mr. John MOYER of Cherry, who had been to Elmira for medical treatment, returned Saturday evening but little improved in health.
    Editors Note: This name may be more commonly or correctly spelled MEYER. HE was the wife of Mary Hoffa who married John "Meyer" and Streby's History of Cherry uses the spelling "Meyer".

    Samuel W. POMEROY, the well known banker, born in 1821 is said to be the oldest native inhabitant of Troy borough.

    F.J. MIDDENDORF, who was severely injured by a train at Satterfield about a year ago, has brought suit against the Lehigh Valley company for $20,000 damages.

    Mrs. John MCGRATH died at Corning, N.Y., last Thursday, June 18 aged 42 years. Her remains were brought to Bernice Saturday, and the interment was at St. Basil's in this place Sunday. She was a sister of Robert MCGEE, of this place.

    Mr. and Mrs. John H. MCDONALD, of Bernice, had a family reunion last Sunday. Among those present were: Mrs. D.H. CLARK, and Miss Clara MCDONALD of Cortez, Andrew MCDONALD, of Towanda, Mrs. F.H. FARRELL, of Dushore, Mrs. John DALEY, of Mildred and Mrs. Thomas FITZGERALD, of Bernice.

    Towanda has a new daily paper, the Local Item, the first number of which was issued Friday last. It is published by Dean ALVORD & Co., is a five column, four page paper, Republican in politics, neatly printed and well filled with bright and newsy local. We hope the paper will find a field and be a success.

    There is probably no more complete home in Sullivan county than the very modern residence just completed for Rev. J. .A. ENRIGHT, at Mildred. In connection with the report of the dedicatory ceremonies of St. Francis church, which will probably take place in the next three weeks, we propose to give a more complete description of both church and residence.

    The special session of court, to begin at Laporte June 22, was a failure owing to the alarming illness of Judge PECK, who was to preside. It was found impossible to secure another judge, and the associates dismissed the jury with two days pay, transferred the license of M.L. BROWN at Lopez, to Henery MCKIBBINS, and granted a divorce or two. Then they adjourned. Accomplished - nothing, loss to the county about $250.

    A buyer of old rags and similar goods, accompanied by his wife, made quite a stir on our streets last Thursday evening. The man was drunk, and in a playful mood knocked his wife down and kicked her. He was the size of a small elephant, but not too big to find the inside of the boro lockup in a very short space of time, and it was probably good for him that he was taken there as soon as possible, for a number were in favor of a little lynch law for the brute. His wife, womanlike, begged for him, but he sobered up in the depths of the bastille, and Friday morning pled guilty before Burgess COLE to drunkenness and disorderly conduct, promised to sin no more, paid $2.00 and the costs, and the affectionate couple went on their way rejoicing. He gave his name as Gustave OELSCHLAGER, and Hughesville is said to be his home. The next time he plays a similar caper here he is liable to imagine something has mashed him as a boy would make a fly, if he is big and a giant in strength. Brutes who strike their wives should be publicly horse whipped.

    9 July 1896


    Miss Leo CAIN , art instructor in the S.C.I. at Towanda, is spending her vacation with Mrs. S.D STERIGERE.

    Chas. EVERETT, of Elkland, was calling on friends here last Wednesday.

    S.D. STERIGERE has placed a fountain on his lawn.

    Our citizens have purchased a hose cart and have organized a hose company, so you see we are still on the progressive line with all the modern improvements of a large city.

    Mr and Mrs. HARDENSTINE, of Towanda, are visiting Mrs. HARDENSTINE's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darias GOWAN.

    Frank ELLENBERGER and wife, of Towanda, are spending a few days with her parents here.

    E.H. HARRIS’, saw mill including the stock and sawed lumber, at South Branch, was destroyed by fire Monday night, June 22. The fire originated from an ash box in or near the mill wherein had been placed some hot ashes the day previous. The loss is very heavy for Mr. HARRIS, as the property was not insured.

    William JOHNSON, wife and three children of Crooked Ridge, are visiting Mrs. JOHNSON's parents, Mr. and Mrs. YAW.

    Mrs. Eldora SCOTT, aged 21 years, wife of George KINNY and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James SCOTT, of Laddsburg, died at Spring Hill, Thursday, June 25 and was buried at Laddsburg the 26th, Rev. S.D. FISK officiating.

    Deceased leaves a husband, a little son, father, mother, two sisters and two brothers to mourn her loss.

    Henry WOOD is spending a week with friends in Williamsport.

    Mrs. O.D. CAMPBELL returned home from Elkland last Thursday where she had been staying nearly two weeks with her sister, Mrs. John BROWN. Mrs. BROWN is still very feeble. Note: Next issue corrects spelling to "BOWN".

    Prof. JAQUAY closed his singing school here last Thursday night with a concert which was well attended and much appreciated by those present or at least would have been if the bass singers had not been so ungentlemanly as to get drunk. Shame on you boys.

    An ice cream social was held at D. ENGLISH's Thursday night, June 25, for the purpose of raising money to purchase a wheelchair for Mrs. WILDRICK at Wilcox, who has been suffering with rheumatism for several years. The chair was ordered through C.C. WOOD.

    J.R. BOTTS, Jr., of Noxen, spent the Fourth among his old friends in this place and Dushore.

    The Fourth passed off very quietly in this place. A few had a quiet picnic in the park, but a good many went to Towanda and Dushore and Hatch Hill.

    Mrs. Anna SADLER of Hillsgrove is again with her son, C.R. SADLER, of this place.

    Miss Mary LARIBEE still continues very ill and is not expected to recover.

    A few days ago, while Bernie ALLEN was picking huckleberries on Hatch Mountain, he stepped on a rattlesnake which wound itself around his foot and leg in a very affectionate way, but Bernie not being very fond of his snakeship's company got himself loose and off from the mountain about as soon as it was possible. Queer how unappreciative some people are.

    SADLER's band attended the races at Dushore Thursday, Friday and Saturday last.

    Rev. R.B. BELLAS, of Baumont, Wyoming county, president of the Pennsylvania Conference M.P. church, spent Saturday night here on his way to Spring Lake to hold quarterly meeting.

    Quarterly meeting services were held in the M.E. church Sunday evening, conducted by Elder WILBUR.

    Mr. and Mrs. O.W. FAWCETT visited relatives at Franklin on Sunday.

    Henry HOTTENSTEIN and wife, of Spring Lake, visited at Rev. S.D. FISK's one day recently.

    The annual camp meeting of the M.P. church commences at Orcutt's Grove, Wyoming county, July 19. This is a beautiful grove situated about two miles from Noxen which is the nearest railroad station. Fare from New Albany and return $2.15.

    Miss Emma BENJAMIN, of Millview, took advantage of Prof. JAQUAY'S musical drill here for the past three weeks.

    Dr. WADDELL, of Dushore, made a professional visit to this place on Monday.

    Through the request of friends, Miss Ella YAW has had her photographs taken in her wheel chair, cabinet size, which are very good and will furnish to all who wish them for 25 cents each. Those who want them should order as soon as possible so that if there are not enough on hand she can order a quantity at one time to save trouble and expense.


    The Sunday school picnic on the 4th was largely attended. The march by the children representing the forty-five states deserves special mention. All the exercises and music were excellent. Rev. S.F. FRAZIER delivered the national address. Promptly at noon all partook of a bountiful repast. The Ladies' Aid Society served ice cream during the afternoon. The young people swung, sung and visited while the small boys made the hills echo with the fire crackers.

    Christian LITTLE and Nelson TOMKINS have just returned from business college at Scranton, Pa. They have graduated and are now full fledged accountants. Their tall erect forms were conspicuous at the picnic as they were congratulated by their many friends.

    Miss Dosia PLOTTS came home from Towanda on the 4th. She came on her wheel from New Albany.

    C.S. SICK, candidate for associate judge, and lady attended the picnic. Mr. SICK is making friends wherever he goes.

    Mr. U. BIRD and master LaRue visited friends at Powell and Towanda recently.

    John P. KILMER, M. WILLIAMS, and Watson HOSIER, of Shunk, visited Estella Camp, P.O.S. of A., last Thursday evening.

    The P.O.S. of A., have purchased fine regalia and a silk regulation parade flag. They will soon be the strongest camp in the county.

    Geo. C. BIRDSALL and J.J. WEBSTER burned their new ground on Friday. Being principally hemlock, it made a large fire and was a fine sight.

    O. BENNETT has purchased a lot near Jennings' store and will build a house soon.

    Ardell DAY has finished his bark job, having peeled about five hundred cords for ROGERS & BIRD.

    A.T. MULNIX caught a carp from his pond twenty-three inches long. It weighed five pounds.

    J.L. HOAGLAND who has been canvassing for the Review, has completed his work for the present.

    Born, to Mr and Mrs. C.J. FULLER, a daughter.


    The Fourth passed off very nicely at this place. The picnic netted about $50.00.

    Cora PEALER and Sadie DYER are attending school in Laporte.

    Married, at Lopez, by N.A. RINEBOLD, J.P., one day last week, Bert HOUSER and Miss Annie NOLLS, both of Ricketts.

    We did not know that Godfrey's Cordial was good for a horse, but that was what "dady" BELCHER wanted it for at the store the other day.

    James MAHARR had his foot quite badly mashed one day last week.

    Rev. MCALLISTER will take a vacation for the month of July, and will go down to his home in one of the southern states.

    Riley WHITE and family spent several days at Tunkhannock last week.

    Geo. O. MUSSELMAN spent the 4th at Towanda.

    Stella RINEBOLD of Overton, is visiting her cousin, Selma MUSSELMAN.

    Jerry DEEGAN has a new sidewalk in front of the hotel.

    E.O. PEALER of Sayre spent several days with friends in town.


    Lawrence LOWERY and Mr. HANNON of Bernice, passed through here Sunday.

    Mr. and Mrs. Walter MATHEWS, of Kane, are visiting at Hiram LONG's.

    Mrs. Hannah FARRELL, of Lopez, was visiting her sister Mrs. Mark SMITH the past week.

    Joseph SICK and wife were visiting at Dushore Sunday.

    Mr. H.W. GROSS and two daughters have returned to Hagerstown, Md., on account of the illness of H.W. GROSS.

    Wm. AVITTS, of Shamokin, is visiting at Valentine ROHE's.

    W. BARTH sold his horse to Jennings Bros. at Lopez.

    Horace SICK is attending school at Laporte.

    Miss Mary SMITH is visiting at Lopez.

    Mrs. Matthew DAPP, of Lycoming, is visiting friends in this place.


    Mrs. John SWINGLE, aged 30 years, died Friday morning, June 26, of rapid consumption. She was buried in the cemetery at Shunk Sunday, the 28th, the funeral being largely attended; Rev. J.W. PRICE, of Grover, was the officiating clergyman. The deceased had suffered greatly for some time before her death and her case was one that excited general sympathy. She was a woman who found her main pleasure in the duties of her home and was respected and liked by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her loss.

    Squire A.B. KILMER of Shunk, has formally announced himself as a candidate for associate judge, subject to Republican rules. The Squire is well acquainted with the law and is well qualified in every way to fill such an office. As a justice of the peace he has given eminent satisfaction by his fair and impartial verdicts, and, if elected to the office, we feel sure that he will fill his term with credit to himself and satisfaction to all concerned.

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles FAULKNER, of Shunk, have moved to New York.

    Milo TRIPP, of Canton, is visiting at W.E. PORTER's.

    Miss Maud WHITE , of Troy, is visiting her parents at Shunk.

    Squire Reuben BATTIN was the proud possessor of a five year old bay and a three year old chestnut sorrel colt until two weeks ago when the animals took it into their heads one afternoon to take a trip of their own accord. They got out of the field in which they were confined and started over the mountain for Canton. The Squire traced them for several miles the same evening of their departure but then lost all trace of them and has heard nothing of them since. It is supposed that they struck up Towanda creek and any trace of their whereabouts would be gladly welcomed by Reuben BATTIN, Shunk, Pa.

    Miss Emma WHEELER has been spending the past week with friends at Estella.

    Mrs. WHIPPLE, of Auburn, N.Y., is visiting her grandparents at Shunk, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel MORGAN.

    Miss Nellie BIRD of Estella, is visiting friends at Shunk.

    John P. KILMER and wife and Francis KILMER and wife left Friday morning for Dushore where they viewed the races and then returned by way of Laporte and took in the exercises there on the Fourth.

    A.E. CAMPBELL and wife attended the exercises at Laporte on the Fourth.

    Mrs. Isaac WILLIAMS has been visiting friends in Bradford for the past 3 weeks.


    Chas. KISNER has gone to Towanda to work.

    V.B. HOLCOMB spent Sunday at his home in LeRoy.

    Miss Blanche KLINE of Wilkes-Barre, is visiting at B. KLINE's.

    M.P. FRUTCHEY of Leroy was calling on friends at this place Monday.

    Mrs. DUGAN of Owego, visited Mrs. L.E. WELLS, of this place last week.

    Edward HOPE, of Wilkes-Barre, was calling on his old friends in this place Tuesday.

    Mr. and Mrs. James VINCENT, of Athens, have been spending the past week in this place.

    Jos. HOLZWORTH of Leroy spent Saturday and Sunday with friends at this place and Mildred.

    Mrs. F.T. MYNARD and daughter Hattie, of New Albany, were in town several days last week.

    The proprietors of the tannery at Elkland, Tioga county, will employ no person who uses intoxicating liquors.

    Accidents on the Fourth

    Chas. BRYANT of Towanda had his right hand blown off by a dynamite cracker. James BROWN, of Bernice, had one of his hands badly lacerated by one of the same variety of infernal machines. As long as it is considered necessary to celebrate in such a dangerous manner, we will have such accidents to chronicle. The only wonder is that there is not more of them.

    Prof. G.W. RYAN, who was elected at the June meeting of the school board to be principal of the Towanda schools, has notified the board of his decision not to accept the position. Since his election matters of a business nature have arisen which have materially changed his plans for the future. Mr. RYAN will not continue in educational work, but will soon take a Western trip of several months duration.

    Mrs. Charles KISNER is visiting her son Harry at Syracuse.

    Warden BAHR spent the Fourth with friends in Union county.

    C.S. REITMEYER spent the fourth with relatives at New Columbia.

    Joe MIDDENDORF, of Wyalusing, was an interested attendant at the races.

    John HEMBURY, of Muncy, visited friends and attended the races in Dushore.

    Mrs. FULLER, of Ithaca, N.Y., visited her sister Mrs. J.H. BOHN, in this place last week.

    Mr. and Mrs. R.W. SMITH of Mifflinville, were visiting at Josiah SMITH's the first of the month.

    Rev. D.L. KEPNER will be absent from his pulpit next Sunday, assisting in the dedication of a church at Nordmont.

    A.R. KEEP, who has been employed in POMEROY’s drug store for the past 10 months, has resigned his position and gone to Salamanca N.Y.

    Mrs. J.T. NEWELL is at present visiting her son in this place, after an extended sojourn at Avalon, NJ, and with friends in Philadelphia.

    James DEININGER, formerly of Nordmont, now a clerk in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth at Harrisburg, was calling on his Sullivan county friends the first of the month.

    The Wesleyan church at Millview will be dedicated to the worship of Almighty God on Sunday, July 12. Services to begin at 10:30 a.m. Rev. A.W. HALL and Rev. A.T. JENNINGS publishers and editors of the Wesleyan, of Syracuse N.Y., will be present. Rev. HALL will deliver the dedication sermon. The funds have all been provided so there will be no soliciting on day of dedication.

    Dushore captured a goodly number of prizes at the Towanda bicycle races July 4. George KISNER took first prize in the half mile open; second prize in the one mile handicap; first prize in the two mile open, and first in the two mile handicap. Lewis MAHAFFEY took third prize in the one mile novice; third prize in the one mile handicap; in the one mile open he came in third, with five starters. KISNER is undoubtedly one of the best amateur riders in Pennsylvania.

    We call your attention this week to the new advertisements of J.W. CARROLL, the clothier, who has a special sale of summer goods. N. LOEWUS, the one price dry goods man of Towanda also advertises a special summer sale. STEGMAIER & SON, of Wilkes-Barre, talk about their beer, WHITEMAN and PATTERSON of the same city, continue their song of praise of Washburn Crosby flour. And Jonas LONG's sons advertise a great summer sale.


    Joseph MARSHALL, of Cherry Township, died of heart disease, June 30, aged 68 years, and was buried at St. Basil's in this place July 3. He was watching some cattle which were grazing beside the road. At night the cattle came home alone, and his children supposed that he had stopped to spend the evening with some neighbor, and would come home during the night. As he was not at home in the morning, search was made for him and his body was found by the road side. He was an eminently respectable citizen and had many friends.

    Mrs. John O. YOUNG, died at her home in Canandaigua. N.Y., Saturday, July 4, aged 19 years. Death was caused by convulsions. She was a daughter of Wellington HUNSINGER, formerly a resident of Colley, and her body was brought to this place Tuesday, July 7 and taken to Colley for burial July 8. Her baby, which died at birth, was buried with her.

    Phillip BYRNE died at Lovelton, Wyoming county, June 28, age 76 years, and was buried at that place June 30.


    At the annual meeting of the Terry Township school board the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, John FRISBIE; secretary, Elmore LEWIS, treasurer, Henry SHEPARD.

    Richard FOX and wife have moved into Geo. BIENER's house at Rienzi and have commenced keeping house.

    Granville MESSICK and wife, of Estella, Sullivan county, were visiting friends here recently.

    Fred WELLS of Rienzi, is working at Athens at present.

    Following is a list of letters remaining uncalled for at the Lopez post office at the close of business June 30, 1896:

    Wm. A WENTZ,

    George VARGA

    Oliver FRITZ

    John HEELER

    Oraton ROCKWELL


    Mrs. John ANDY


    John GAVIAK

    16 July 1896


    Miss Grace STURDEVANT spent last week with friends at North Street.

    Mrs. LEE, of Evergreen, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. E. STURDEVANT.

    Mrs. J.G. SAXE is entertaining company from Pittston.

    Mrs. C.J. SUMNER and two children left here last Wednesday for Forksville where she has taken rooms and will remain for some time.

    We wish to correct an error in the spelling of a name in the last two issues of the Review. Mrs. O.D. CAMPBELL was visiting her sister Mrs. John BOWN and not BROWN.

    Allen MOTT returned last week from East Lemon where he has been for some time with his brother.

    Next meeting of the W.C.T.U. will be held in the basement of the Baptist church Tuesday, July 21 at the usual hour. All members and interested friends are requested to be present.

    The date of the camp meeting at Orcutts Grove has been changed to the 20 of August instead of the 19th and will continue over two Sabbaths.

    A hard wind and rain storm passed over this place last Friday night but no serious damage was done.

    On Saturday night July 11, about 25 young people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Miles VARGASON in honor of the birthday of Walter and Winnie, their 13 year old twins. They received some very handsome presents and a pleasant time was had by all.

    Joseph WARBURTON and granddaughter, of East Forks, visited at Rev. S.D. FISK's one day last week.

    Wm. HEWITT is laying a new flag stone walk along his lot.

    Wm. JOHNSON and family returned to their home at Crooked Bridge last week.

    C.R. SADLER has the room he intends using for a barber shop nearly completed.

    Powell NORTON, of Elkland, has been improving his property here by putting a new roof on the house and otherwise repairing the same.

    Masons and carpenters are busy at work on the new dwelling house of H. VANLOON's.

    J.K. SYLVARA is remodeling the barn on the upper side of his lot facing Lawrence Street into a dwelling house.

    Huckleberries must be quite plenty on Hatch Mountain judging from the quantity brought into town.

    Part of the firm of G.L. NORTON & Co., and others, spent nearly all last week picking huckleberries on Mehoopany mountain. They got a fine lot of them.

    Mr. GOWAN is again suffering from a cancer on his face. He went to the hospital in Philadelphia some time ago to have it removed and came home with the idea that the operation was a successful one. But for the past few weeks it has been causing him much trouble again and his face and mouth is swollen so badly that he cannot eat any solid food nor can he lay his head on the softest pillow without causing him great pain.

    Miss Mary LARABEE, aged 22 years, who has been sick for a long time with consumption, died on Sunday evening at the home of Dr. LANTZ. The funeral was held Tuesday at 10 o'clock, interment at Laddsburg.


    An epidemic resembling malaria is afflicting the people of this section at present. A too largely developed newspaper instinct led the Chiel to sample it, which he now regrets and can testify that it is about as disagreeable a thing to be laid up with as one could select. The doctor prescribed quinine and whiskey as a remedy and the only redeeming feature about the disease is that as you grow convalescent you are allowed to decrease the quantity of

    Quinine, while retaining the full proportion of the "old rye."

    Abalino RIGHTMIRE had the misfortune to fall from the top of his barn to the floor Monday the 6th inst., dislocating a shoulder as the result. He was getting things in shape for mowing away his hay and threw his weight on a brace between the rafters. The brace gave way and let him fall to the floor, a distance of 20 feet or more. Dr. GAMBLE was summoned and replaced the shoulder. The patient is now doing well.

    Mrs. Elisha FANNING is again seriously sick.

    Miss Irene LETTS of Forksville visited her parents at Shunk on the 1st inst., returning on time to spend the 4th at Eaglesmere.

    Mrs. D.W. LEWIS of Roaring Branch is visiting at W.D. PORTER's.

    Chas. TINKLEPAUGH and Prof. Orr DAVIS of Laporte were in Shunk on the 6th inst. They are not announced candidates that we know of, but politics had something to do with their visit just the same.

    Judge Manyard PHILLIPS was in Fox the 3rd and 9th inst. on a final canvass among the delegates before the convention. MANYARD is a hard worker and it will take a hustler to beat him. He reports his chances as the best.

    Mabel DEWITT, Maud WHITE, and Henry BATTIN, of Bradford, are visiting their respective parents at Platt.

    John SMITH of Shunk has accepted the agency for the Holdfast Corn Binder for this section. He sold 3000 the first two days.


    Mrs. James MORAN, of this place visited friends at Millville last week.

    W.L. HOFFMAN, of Hillsgrove, was in town one day last week.

    Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas CORSON and son LaRue, of Glen Mawr, were the guests of Mrs. James MORAN recently.

    William CRAIG, who has been working at Bernice, returned home Tuesday of last week.

    F.M. SANDS, wife, and son William, of Eyers Grove, were visiting friends here the past week.

    John E. GALLAGHER, of Laporte, was in town last week.

    Sheriff SWANK, of Laporte, and Mr. GAHAN, of Overton, were calling on friends here recently.

    Samuel MAGARGLE, who has been visiting his parents in this place, returned to Black Forest, Potter county, Tuesday of last week.

    Thomas MORAN made a trip to Bernice last week.

    Fred ROEHRLE, of Hughesville, passed through town on his wheel one day last week.


    C. POWDERLY, of Scranton, and Mrs. D. KEEFE, of Dushore, visited at the Sadler House Sunday.

    C. CRANDALL, of Canton, is visiting at E.E. MECUM's.

    George DARBY, of Hoytville, and C.S. HORTON, of Williamsport, were doing business in town the past week.

    Mrs. W.L. HOFFMAN returned from Hotville, Saturday.

    U.J. SHAFFER, wife and daughter are visiting at W.L. HOFFMAN's.

    M. LEWIS, T. BARTOME and U. MOULTHROUP wheeled up to Millview to assist at the dedication Sunday.

    W.L. HOFFMAN was in Williamsport Saturday.

    J. Edward SHOEFELT paid a visit to friends in Elkland and Fox Saturday.

    J.H. CONDON, of Mifflinburg, has been doing business in town during the past week.

    The Tanning company have harvested their hay and the army worms are harvesting their oats.

    Candidate PHILLIPS paid us a visit last week.

    Henry BARRETT, of Montoursville, is visiting his brother, T.B. BARRETT, of Brooklyn.

    Mrs. Ed. HOFFMAN is visiting friends at Pittston.

    L.J. REYNOLDS, pastor of Christ's Church, is visiting friends in Washington D.C.

    Frank BRYAN returned from West Virginia Thursday. We hope for the speedy return of many more of our wanderers.

    C.R. RINEBOLD has returned from West Virginia.


    Miss Emily KAYE and Sarah WILKINSON, of Towanda, are visiting their many relatives and friends here.

    The Wesleyan Methodist church was dedicated on Sunday last. The attendance was very large not more than one half of those present could be seated. Rev. A.T. JENNINGS and W.A. HALL, of Syracuse, conducted the dedication, assisted by Revs. SL. LANE, S. BEDFORD and S.F. FRAZIER.

    L.H. GRANGE, of Illinois, is visiting his father, John W. GRANGE, who is dangerously ill with dropsy.


    Walter MATTHEWS, of Kane, returned home after spending a few days with his father-in-law, H. LONG.

    C.S. SICK and wife Sundayed with John SCHAAD at Mildred.

    Miss Margaret SWEENEY, of New York City, is spending her vacation with her parents at this place.

    Mrs. Celia MCGLOCKLIN and children, of Towanda, are spending a few weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter MCDONALD.
    Editor’s Note: The correct spelling of this surname is "Laughlin".

    Mrs. Chas. BARTH and Mrs. J.J. LONG Sundayed at Hiram LONG's.

    Miss Louise AMBS, of New York City, is home on a visit.

    Miss Nellie SMITH has returned home after spending part of the summer at Lopez.

    Joseph YONKIN and Mrs. Peter YONKIN Sundayed with J.K. BIRD at Millview.

    Guy SICK, of Dushore, was home over Sunday.

    John KERNAN, Jr., is blacksmithing at this place.


    Mrs. Charles WREDE, of Laporte was shopping in town Monday.

    Mrs. J.S. HARRINGTON and children are visiting friends at Towanda.

    Mr. and Mrs. B.W. WILCOX, of New Albany, called on Dushore friends Sunday.

    Mr. and Mrs. F.A. COLEMAN rejoice over the arrival of baby No. 2, a bright little girl, born last Thursday.

    Mrs. Walter APPLEMAN and son of Wilkes-Barre, are visiting her parents, Judge and Mrs. F.B. POMEROY.

    A.D. HOAG is building an addition to his house on Headley avenue, that will much improve its appearance.

    The Mansfield toy factory had a narrow escape from a disastrous fire a few days ago, the flames starting in the engine room.

    Emanuel STEINER recently brought to this office a small radish tied into a hard knot, it having grown that way. It was a curious looking freak.

    Towanda's new bicycle ordinance, while it prohibits riding on the side or foot walks, requires the rider to ring his bell at every street corner.

    Thomas COLLINS, of Overton, was taken suddenly ill in Towanda last Thursday. He has recovered somewhat at present.

    Mrs. NASH, Miss Dora HALLAHAN and Masters John and Leo DONAHOE of Perth Amboy, N.J. , are visiting Mrs. Alphonsus WALSH.

    Miss Lizzie SAXER, of Williamsport, who has been visiting her mother and sister Emma in this place the past week, returned home Monday morning.

    The new Catholic church at Bernice will be dedicated Sunday by Rt. Rev. Bishop O'HARA, of this diocese, assisted by his coadjutor bishop, Rt. Rev. N.J. HOBAN. Pontifical vespers in the evening of the same day.

    By recent explorations and surveys it has been demonstrated that Jacob JONES, owner of the old Bloss mine in Blossburg, has over a million tons of coal that have never been disturbed by a pick. Mr. JONES is having a careful and thorough examination made by an experienced miner of that place, with a view of making big improvements.

    The body of George M. BAHL was discovered in the big dam below Forksville, about noon Monday, July 13, by Charles CHILSON, who lives on the shore of the dam. It was floating on the water, a large bass wood log resting across the thighs. Whether the log had been at the bottom and body and log had risen together, or whether the position of the body in reference to the log was purely accidental, will never be known. It is regarded as certain that the body has been in the dam from within 24 hours of the time of the accident on the sixth day of last February. News of the discovery was at once conveyed to the relatives of the unfortunate young man and the body was brought to Dushore and interred at St. Basil's Tuesday morning. It is a remarkable coincidence that the body was found in almost exactly the same spot where was found the body of John POWERS, drowned in the same manner in April, 1895. Both young men lost their lives while floating logs, the accidents occurred not more than a mile apart, and the rushing waters bore both bodies many miles to the big dam. Both times the creek was searched by professional divers, whose labor was in vain.

    DIED - John MOYER at his home in Cherry Township, July 8, aged 64 years, 7 months and 29 days. The funeral was held at the Lutheran church in this place July 11, and the interment was made at old Zion's cemetery about a mile from town. Deceased was born near Allentown and came to this county with his parents when 17 years of age. He had lived continuously in Cherry Township since and died on the old homestead. He leaves a wife and four children, Mrs. C.T. LILLEY, of this place, Miss Cora MOYER, who lived with her parents, Frank MOYER, of Bernice, and Henry MOYER, of Beechtree, Jefferson county. Death was caused by cancer.
    Editors Note: This name may be more commonly or correctly spelled MEYER. HE was the wife of Mary Hoffa who married John "Meyer" and Streby's History of Cherry uses the spelling "Meyer".

    Charles HUGO of Elkland, was in town Saturday.

    Rev. J.W. KLINGLER officiated at a funeral in Lycoming county on Wednesday last.

    Mrs. B.W. JACKSON has a large night blooming (cactus?) that has been putting forth several very handsome blossoms lately.

    Mrs. DRUMM, a sister of Wm. GIBBS, is lying very sick at the house of Fred SHOCK, at Wilmot, suffering from infirmities of old age.

    Twenty five people were injured in a Lehigh Valley wreck on the Hazelton branch Monday afternoon. Among them were C.D. HUMPHRY and Mrs. Geo BAHR, of Towanda. Mr. HUMPHRY was only slightly hurt but, as near as can be ascertained, Mrs. BAHR is seriously and perhaps fatally injured. She formerly lived in this place. The accident was caused by the locomotive striking a cow.

    The Towanda Local Item of a recent date gives a very interesting biographical sketch of M.C. MERCUR, of Elkland, this county. He was at one time extensively engaged in business in Towanda, but is spending the evening of life on his farm on the breezy Elkland heights. The Local Item suggests to the Republicans of Sullivan county that he would make an excellent candidate for legislative honor.

    Someone who claims to be a commercial traveler writes to the Hughesville Mail to say that that town is afflicted with the worst lot of gossipers he ever saw. He says no woman's character is safe in their hands and thinks they ought to be ashamed of themselves. Well, well, who'd a thought it? And Hughesville is such a pretty place and has such a large number of innocent looking young ladies. Tar and feather a few of the gossipers and see if they don't keep quieter.

    23 July 1896


    H.A. COTT has returned from an extended visit with relatives in Buffalo. He has been heavily caned while away; that is, he was presented with a fine souvenir cane for himself and one for each of his sons.

    Mrs. Melvina BARRETT of Troy, is at Shunk taking care of her sister, Mrs. Eliza FANNING, who is still

    dangerously sick.

    Allen WILLIAMS and Samuel LEONARD are preparing for a trip by horse and buggy to Bennettsburg, N.Y.

    Mr. and Mrs. J.H. CAMPBELL spent Sunday, the 12th inst. with relatives in Canton.

    E.W. HILL has enlarged the dam on his place put in an improved water wheel, etc. and is getting in shape for a heavy run of cider this fall.

    The following young ladies will serve as teachers of the public schools in Fox Township the coming winter: Centre school, Maude ALLEN; South school, Miss HARDING of Canton: West Hill school, Miss WHEATLY of Elkland; East school, Miss MILLER of Eldredsville; Lower school, Miss Lulu WRIGHT of Shunk.

    Frank BRENCHLEY has returned from Potter county and is spending a few weeks with his parents at Shunk.

    John C. CAMPBELL of Platt, ran a needle into his foot last week. It soon worked its way beyond reach and Dr. RANDALL was summoned to cut it out.


    Mrs. Kathleen DUNBAR, of Niagara Falls, visited Miss Emma FINCH last week.

    Mrs. LEONARD, nee Jennie BEDFORD, of Athens, formerly of this place, has been spending the past week with friends here.

    Miss Lenora SMITH, of Mehoopany, who has been visiting her parents here in company with her sister Lillian, spent part of the last week with friends at Dushore.

    Clarence HEVERLEY and sister Georgia, of Troupe, are visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy HEVERLEY.

    Mrs. C.J. ALLEN, Misses Hattie YAW, Lena ALLEN, and Bernard ALLEN drove to Crooked Bridge last Wednesday to pick raspberries and returned Friday with several well filled pails.

    Ike ALLEN, wife and two children, of Sayre, are visiting their respective parents and other friends here and at Hatch Hill.

    Mrs. JONES, of Elmherst, is visiting her brothers Mr. STERIGERE at this place and Laddsburg. [sic]

    Mr. and Mrs. A. STERIGERE, Jr. and two sons, of Towanda, spent Saturday and Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. STERIGERE, Sr.

    Mrs. J. BILLINGS and two children of Binghamton, spent last week with her parents in this place.

    C.W. SADLER, of Hillsgrove, was the guest of his brother, C.R. SADLER, last Saturday and Sunday.

    Mrs. John ORMSBY and daughter Mamie are spending some time with friends in Scranton.

    We have just learned that E.H. HARRIS' saw mill at South Branch was not set on fire by the ash box but that the cause of fire is unknown. Mr. HARRIS places his loss at about $3,000 and this makes the third time his mill has burned down.

    D.J. SUMNER spent Sunday with his family at Forksville.

    Messers. BUNNELL and HARVEY, two Y.M.C.A. students of Bucknell UNIVERSITY, are holding a series of meetings in the Baptist church at this place commencing Wednesday night, July 15 and will close Friday night, July 24. The young men are very proficient. Mr. HARVEY doing the preaching and Mr. BUNNELL taking charge of the singing. The services have been well attended all along and on Sunday there was a union service both morning and evening with a full house, especially in the evening when they could not all be seated. We hope much good is being done and that many souls will be saved before the close of the meetings.


    Charles F. TERRY was appointed tax collector of Terry Township in place of J.W. FURMAN who failed to qualify.

    John BUTTS and wife, of South Wilmot, M.J. BUTTS and family of Asylum, and Joseph BUTTS of Vial Hill were visiting at J.A. BLENER's at Rienzi recently.

    Miss Lizzie DELANEY, of Towanda, was visiting with Miss Nellie FOX at Rienzi last week.

    Miss Anna LODER, of Towanda, who has been visiting friends here returned home again.

    Martin TITCHIN has purchased a Johnson reaper, self-binder.

    William ACLA has built a handsome wagon barn.

    J.H. SCHOONOVER has purchased the John WILLIAMS farm, better known as the Francis VIALL farm, for


    Mrs. Geo. RICHARD and daughter Estella were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. C.K. CURTIS last week.

    J. A. BIENER and family were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Joseh BUTTS on Viall Hill, Sunday.

    James T. MAPES, who has been on the sick list, is convalescing.

    M.J. BUTTS and wife, of Asylum, were visiting with F.H. MILLER at Rienzi Sunday.

    Christian ILL and wife called on friends at Camptown last week.

    D.R. JONES has purchased a new Milwaukee reaper and binder.

    W.D. VARGASON and wife are rejoicing over the advent of a daughter.

    Rev.G.M. SMITH of Towanda, on the invitation of the Christian Endeavor at this place, preached a very able sermon on Norway Ridge on Wednesday evening of last week.

    Born to Mr. and Mrs. J.A. FOX, of Philadelphia, on July 12, a son.

    The dreaded army worm has made its appearance at this place and is destroying the oats and corn. Farmers are compelled to cut their oats green in order to save something of them; likewise the new potato bug has appeared and is far more destructive than the Colorado beetle. It is of a grayish color and about half an inch in length and farmers find it very difficult to kill them as they fly as soon as touched and Paris green (copper arsenate) has no effect on them. Farmers are very much discouraged when such pests appear and destroy their crops for which they have been laboring so hard.


    Miss Lizzie WARD spent a part of last week with her sister at Albany.

    Miss Lizzie CAIN has returned to her home at Bernice.

    Miss Bessy TAFFE of Towanda is visiting relatives here.

    M.B.T. CULP is taking orders for the Star Tufting Machine, and is meeting with good success.

    Miss May QUINN spent Wednesday and Thursday at Towanda.

    Mr. J.H. BLACK of Wyalusing passed through this place last week, insuring buildings for the Farmer's Mutual Insurance Co, of Tuscarora.

    Mr. Gabriel ROBINSON and family, of Evergreen, spent Sunday at Cherry.

    Miss MINOR, of Cherry, was the guest of the Misses QUINN Sunday.

    Mrs. Peter FARRELL of Bradford, is visiting her brothers and sister here.

    Mr. Nathan FULLMER is staying with his son William at present.

    A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray MILLER, June 28.

    Mrs. Charles YONKIN and granddaughter visited at Frank RICHLIN's last week.


    Rev. J.W. KLINGLER and family were visiting at Henry RINEBOLD's on Thursday.

    Mrs. Matthew DAPP has returned to her home at Lycoming.

    Associate Judge M.J. PHILLIPS stopped at the hotel Friday night.

    Mrs. Bryan COLLINS and Miss Nellie GILLIGAN were visiting at A.T. DEMPSEY's Monday.

    Mr. and Mrs. Hugh GILLIGAN were visiting at Mrs. Mark SMITH's on Saturday.

    Mrs. Chas. CAIN and children are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John HARRISON.

    Thomas KERNAN of Ringdale Sundayed with Mark SMITH.

    Henry SHRIMP and family, and Geo. LITZLEMAN and wif,e spend Sunday at Henry RINEBOLD's.


    Judge DUNHAM of Laporte was in town Tuesday.

    Miss Lenora SMITH of Mehoopany, and Miss Lillian SMITH, of New Albany, visited the Misses BIDDLE in this place last week.

    John SIDELAH, a Hungarian, was killed at Ricketts Monday morning by falling in front of the log train. Two cars passed over his body.

    Frank HUNSINGER lost three fingers of his right hand Monday morning from a too close contact with a saw at LANDBACKsS Saw Mill, near Colley.

    The army worm is here. The oat fields of Thomas GAHAN and Daniel MURPHY are badly infested. A number went from this place Sunday to see them.

    George WEAVER was exhibiting three sea gulls to a curious crowd in this place Sunday morning. He said that five alighted near his place and he got three of them. He took them to Otto BEHR to mount.

    A fire nearly destroyed the town of Trout Run, on the Northern Central railroad, a few miles north of Williamsport, Saturday afternoon. Among the buildings burned was the plant of the Extract Works.

    The oil hole at Carpenter Hollow, Wyoming county, has developed into a mineral well. A fine stream of water is now flowing from , strongly impregnated with salt, sulphur and other minerals.

    R.H. HOAG and C.S. REITMEYER have formed a co-partnership in the shoe making business and rented the rooms on the corner opposite CUNNINGHAM's hardware, recently occupied by John O'BRIEN, as a barber shop. O'BRIEN, we understand, will go to Wilkes-Barre.

    Mrs. Mary BAHR, who was injured in the L.V.R.R. wreck near Hazleton July 13, will recover from the accident, and will also attempt to recover from the railroad company for her injuries. According to the Hazleton Sentine,l she has retained Messrs. BATES & PARDOE, of that place, as her attorneys to conduct the suit.

    Frank F. DRAKE, of Tunkhannock, was in Sullivan county several days last week on legal business. Mr. DRAKE's many friends in this county will be pleased to learn that he is prospering in his present home beyond his expectations. As Tunkhannock correspondent to the Wilkes-Barre Record, he is winning fresh laurels as a journalist.

    Prof. CAROTHERS, of the Laporte Summer School, will give an entertainment in the M.E. church at Forksville July 24, 1896, consisting of elocution and music, after which ice cream and cake will be served in the session rooms of the church, under the auspices of the Ladies Aid Society. Admission - adults 20 cents, children under 12 years, 10 cents.

    The Canton Sentinel says the despised English sparrow has come to the rescue of many of the farmers in this immediate vicinity, whose fields have been attacked by the destructive army worm, and has been doing good in destroying the pests. The sparrows hover about the fields in great numbers and devour hundreds of the worms. In some cases they become so gorged they can hardly fly.

    The Towanda Local Item is publishing a series of articles concerning local celebrities, past and present, of Towanda and vicinity. Last week the biographical sketch of Elijah A. PARSONS appeared, and a very grateful tribute was paid to the veteran printer and publisher.

    "Dead Hungary man he no dobra." This is the remark always made by the Hungarians in the lumber woods and along the railroad when one of their number is killed, and it is said nothing can induce them to touch a dead comrade. The bodies are left to the charity of the "white folks" for a burial more or less decent, and the frugal subjects of Francis Joseph entirely escape the funeral expenses. When John Sidelah was crushed to death at Ricketts Monday, it was ascertained that he had relatives in Hazleton and an effort was made to get a fellow Hun to go after them. "John no dobra, owe me five dolla ready,:" replied the unfeeling Hun, as he turned to his work. Handsome fellows, these, out of which to manufacture American citizens. "No dobra," we may as well explain, means "no good."

    United Evangelical Church – Services at Dushore, next Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday school 9:30.

    Junior League at 4 p.m.

    Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.

    The Ladies Aid Society will meet with Mrs. F. P. WELLIVER, Thursday afternoon.

    D.L. KEPNER, Pastor

    Reformed Church – Preaching at Dushore, Sunday at 10"30 a.m. Theme – "The Crown of Life"

    C. E. at 7:15 p.m.

    Lecture on Sunday school work at Overton at 8 p.m.

    The Ladies Sewing Circle will meet with Mrs. Adam ZAUER on Thursday afternoon.

    E.S. NOLL, Pastor

    Lutheran Church – Services at Dushore next Sunday evening at 8 p.m.

    Sunday service at Wilmot at 10a.m.

    Catechetical instruction at Wilmot every Tuesday. In peace every Thursday.

    J. W. KLINGLER, Pastor

    30 July 1896


    Israel FULLER is visiting friends in Elmira.

    Charles CASEMAN, of Platt, has sold his store to Mr. MAY who will take possession soon.

    Squire A.B. KILMER was in Dushore and Laporte Monday.

    Mrs. R.S. FANNING and daughter Tillie are home from West Virginia.

    Mrs. Cora VAN VEIGHTON (?) of Sylvania,. N.Y., is visiting her parents in Shunk.

    Mrs. Elisha FANNING is slowing improving.

    An epidemic affecting the eyes is on the move in Fox. A.E. CAMPBELL, Mrs. Geo. L. CAMPBELL and others are among the afflicted.

    Squire A.B. KILMER was disagreeably surprised last week by being presented with a note of $180 given in favor of Harvey MCKAY of which he had no former knowledge. Experts who have compared the signature with the Squire’s writing declare it an unmistakable forgery.


    Miss Minnie BIRKENHAUER, of Philadelphia, and Miss Lizzie BIDDLE, of Dushore, were the guests of Miss Lillian SMITH last Wednesday and Thursday and made our sanctum a pleasant call.

    Joseph ELY of Chicago, who years ago resided in this county, was visiting old friends and relatives in this place last week.

    Miss Carrie FERGUSON of Elmira, and Miss Mable WILLIAMS, of Bradford, are the guests of Miss Maud HARSHBERGER.

    Mrs. M. JONES returned to home at Elmhurst last Thursday and was accompanied by Mrs. Henry SMITH who expects to be gone about two weeks.

    Ed. SHERMAN, wife and daughter Lina, started last Wednesday on an overland trip and will visit Watkins Glen, Elmira, Ludlowville and various other places of interest. They expect to return in about two weeks.

    Misses Nellie WHITE, Lena and Rule (?) ALLEN drove to Satterfield last Thursday to visit Miss Amelia BALDWIN. Miss Rule did not return home till Sunday evening.

    Gus GAMBLE’s show struck this town last Tuesday, proving what we have often noticed before that the devil’s imps are always on hand to run opposition when the Lord’s people are trying to do some especial good work, the old fellow got left as badly this time as he did last winter when he sent the Hattie JOHNSON troupe here during the revival. They did not sell enough tickets to pay them to open the show at all so had to refund the money and pull up stakes and "git" early the next morning. We hope the time is not far distant when our town authorities all over the land will soon awake from the indifferences as to the influence on the young people, especially the small boy, by such questionable entertainments and not let one of them enter any town. The license these ungodly people pay for the privilege of making fools of themselves and others is often nothing in comparison to the amount of money they take away with them, besides sowing deadly seed enough in the hearts of the young to cost their parents and other friends years of heartache, prayer and hard labor to pluck out.

    Francis JOHNSON is getting very vain, for he spends several days each week gazing into the Mirror.

    The W.C.T.U. held a prayer service in the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, July 21, for the benefit of the revival which was quite well attended and very spiritual. Next meeting will be held in the basement August 4.

    Miss Nellie WHITE, who has been spending the past week with friends here, returned to her home at Towanda, Saturday and was accompanied by Miss Lena ALLEN.

    Miss Emma WHITEBRED, of Dushore, was the guest of Miss Hilah CAMPBELL Saturday and Sunday.

    W.G. CAMPBELL, wife and two children, of Monroeton, spent Sunday with friends in this place.

    On account of a change in the program of the state Y.M.C.A., the band continued their meetings here over another Sabbath, which was very much appreciated by our people. Messrs. HARVEY and BUNNELL are two worthy young men and commanded the love and admiration of every one they came in contact with, for upon their foreheads is very visibly stamped the seal of Him who says to all, "come unto me." The church was well filled every night and on Saturday and Sunday evenings was filled to overflowing with almost perfect order throughout, everyone seeming anxious to hear every word uttered either in song or exhortation and between 20 and 30 accepted Christ as their Saviour over which there is great rejoicing. The band left Monday morning for South Towanda where they expect to hold meetings for the next ten days.

    A very hard thunderstorm passed through this place Monday afternoon.


    Miss Mame MORAN, of this place, was the guest of Mrs. Thomas CORSON at Glen Mawr last Wednesday and Thursday.

    Mrs. Charles LONG, of Unityville, visited her sister Mrs. W.N. PENNINGTON, last week.

    W.F. DONOVAN and P.M. TAYLOR were calling on friends at Laporte Sunday.

    Thomas BEAHEN (?) and daughter Anna, Mr.WALSH and F.M. CROSSLEY, of Laporte, were calling on friends in this place recently.

    Lawrence LOWREY of Bernice was calling in this place last Saturday

    Joseph SHAFFER wears a broad smile – it’s a girl.


    Dr. W.B. KELLY – Towanda Dentist

    Dushore office in Garey’s Block

    Where he can be found from July 20, until Friday.

    Teeth five to eight dollars per set. Extracting 25 cents.

    I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the position of Associate Judge, subject to the decision of the Democratic County Convention, and respectfully solicit the support of the voters of that party at the primaries.

    Conrad KRAUS,

    Dushore, Pa., April 15, 1896

    I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of associate judge, subject to the decision of the Democratic County Convention and solicit the support of the voters of that party at the primaries.


    J. Lyman SNYDER, of Forksville, was here Monday.

    Josh MARSDEN, of Towanda, visited friends here last week.

    Misses Fannie and Blanche KELLOGG are visiting at Monroeton.

    R.L. MARKS and J.D. REESER have new advertisements this week.

    R.L. MARKS will remove from this place to Danville September 15.

    Government inspectors have been watching Elmira letter carriers and six of the force may be suspended.

    Dedication of John BROWN’s monument at this old home is a renewed evidence that his "soul goes marching on".

    Joseph and John HARRINGTON, of Lestershire, are visiting relatives in this place.

    Andrew and Hugh MCDONALD, of Towanda, spent last week visiting Leonard and Raymond FARRELL, of this place.


    Misses Mary and Bessie FARRELL, of Bradford, are visiting at Thomas NORTH’s.

    The dance at Richard CUMISKEY’s Wednesday evening was very much enjoyed by those present.

    John CROSSEN is quite poorly at this writing.

    John SCANLIN visited friends at Evergreen, Sunday.

    Lee LYNCH, of Towanda, is visiting his grandparents here.

    There was a large amount of legal business in town Saturday. Several lawsuits were on the trial list.

    The Dushore bicycle club was out for a century run Sunday. They went out by Lee Settlement, Shady Nook, Lopez, and from there home, deciding to finish the remainder of the run some other day, when they had more time.


    Mrs. Ellen POWERS and children are visiting with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Peter MCDONALD.

    Misses Blanche and Edna SICK spent a few days at Estella last week.

    John KERNAN spent Sunday at Dushore.

    Miss Mary SMITH has returned home after spending several weeks at Lopez.

    John DEMPSEY, who has been employed at Ricketts for some time, was at home over Sunday.

    Miss Etta TUBACH of Dushore spent last week with Miss Mabel SICK.

    Miss Fannie BIRD of Millview is visiting friends in this vicinity.

    Miss Anna WOODWARD of New York intends spending the summer in this vicinity.


    Mrs. MARCY and son Fran, of Monroeton, spent Sunday in town.

    Mr. and Mrs. George MCHENRY, of Sayre, spent Sunday in town.

    Miss Lula HOLCOMB of LeRoy is visiting relatives at this place.

    August HARTUNG, of Lincoln Falls, was a pleasant caller at this office Monday.

    Miss Minnie BIRKENHAUER, of Philadelphia, is visiting the Misses BIDDLE in this place.

    Will THOMAS and Mrs. PARSONS of Berwick, are visiting at Will FAIRCHILD’s in Cherry.

    Robert WHALEN is building a large dwelling house on the Turnpike above the Catholic church.

    R.W. MATTHEWS and daughters Fannie and Cora, of Sayre, spent Sunday at C.T. LILLEY’s.

    Mr. and Mrs. W.H. THOMAS, Miss MACDONALD, and Mr. J.W. BURK, of Canton, were in Dushore last Thursday. They had been spending a week at Eaglesmere, and were on their way home via Towanda.

    Father Henry JORDAN of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been visiting his friends and relatives in this section for several days. He left Tuesday for Williamsport where he will spend a week before returning to Brooklyn.

    The members of St. Francis Xavier’s Catholic church at Overton will hold their annual picnic August 15. Extensive preparations have been made in the way of amusements and refreshments, to insure an enjoyable time for all who attend. Music will be furnished by MCDONALD’s orchestra, of Waverly.

    J.A. MANVILLE’s piano and organ factory at Towanda, burned Monday night, July 27. It contained a quantity of fine woodworking machinery and twenty-five pianos in various stages of completion. The upper story was completely gutted, but the fire did not reach the engine room. Mr. MANVILLE’s loss is partially covered by insurance.

    The Tunkhannock New Age, in speaking of the recent stabbing affray at that place, says: "Whiskey did it," and goes on to intimate that all parties concerned were more or less intoxicated. Without knowing a thing about it, we would be willing to bet that the allegation is true. It is very seldom you hear of two perfectly sober men having a difficulty, unless there is a "woman in the case," and then, whiskey is generally at the bottom of the whole of it.

    There will be a church fair and picnic held September 3rd, 4th, and 5th at the ground near the United Evangelical Church, which is now being built at Lopez. We solicit the patronage of all the good people to help us by donating, in the line of household goods, useful and ornamental articles, and from the far, orchard and garden, which will be gratefully received.

    Democratic Candidate for County Commissioner

    Charles HAAS was born in Hillsgrove Township, this county, and has been a life long resident of that place. Gaining an education from the common schools of the county he afterward engaged in lumbering and farming which latter pursuit he is at present following. He enjoys a reputation among all who know him as a man of honesty, integrity and ability. In his candidacy for the office of county commissioner, he will gain the hearty support of his friends and of many others who have been favorably impressed during the personal canvass which he has made of the county. If elected to the office he seeks, we have every reason to believe from his past and reputation that he will make an official in which the people may repose every confidence. He is in every way fitted for the office, and would fulfill its duties with judgment and fidelity.

    Democratic Candidate for County Commissioner

    Wellington GRAIFLY was born in Cherry Township, this county. After a course in the common schools of the county and a youth passed in work on the farm he took up the trade of carpenter, which he followed several years and was counted as an expert and careful workman. Returning again to farm work he is at present engaged along with his brother in the care and development of one of the finest farms in Eastern Sullivan. Personally, Mr. GRAIFLY is agreeable in his intercourse with others and well-liked by all who know him. He has an enviable reputation for honesty and fair dealing, and it is safe to suppose that if elected to the office he seeks that these same qualities which characterize him in private life will serve to guide and determine his course in handling the affairs of the public.

    Democratic Candidate for Associate Judge

    Patrick HANNON was born in Ireland and came to this country in 1869, and to this county in 1870. From 1870 to ’72 he worked for the tannery company at Laporte. In May, 1872, he came to Bernice, and from that date has had charge of the yard for the coal mining company at this place. That this is a responsible position can be inferred from the fact that, for a number of years, Mr. HANNON had to estimate the value of the coal unaided by scales, etc., and that to his great credit it can be said that he was never known to make a mistake in his estimates. Mr. HANNON has held various Township offices, school director, treasurer of school board two terms, and is now treasurer of Cherry Township with the exceptional record of closing up his accounts with the several hundred dollars indebted to him instead of vice versa, which is often the case. Mr. HANNON’s record both in business and public life points him out as a man eminently fitted to be entrusted with the position he seeks, and if nominated he will hold the support of men who admire and demand fidelity and earnestness in the administration of public trusts.

    Democratic Candidate for Associate Judge

    Lyman B. SPEAKER was born in Sullivan (then a part of Lycoming) County in 1844 and has always remained a resident of this county. He attended the common schools of the county and afterward engaged in farming., which pursuit he has always followed. Mr. SPEAKER is one of the representative men of the West End and will hold its united support if nominated for the office he seeks.

    He has served as county auditor, has held all the Township offices in Hillsgrove Township except that of overseer of the poor, was town clerk for twenty years, a school director on every board since he was 18 years of age, and is now serving as treasurer of the Sullivan County Agricultural Society, of which he was a charter member. Mr. SPEAKER is well fitted for the office of associate judge and would uphold that position with dignity and fairness to all. He is a man who does not hold extreme views on subjects of public policy and could be counted on to deal justly by all.

    Republican Candidate for Associate Judge

    John S. LINE was born in Luzerne County in 1831 and came to Bernice, Sullivan County in 1877, in which place he has since remained. Until August 1878 he was gauger for the United States government in the distillery at Bernice, and from that date has worked for the State Line and Sullivan Coal Company. This spring he was elected justice of peace at Bernice, which office he is filling acceptably to all concerned.

    In his candidacy for associate judge, Mr. LINE possesses every qualification that would entitle him to that position and the hearty support of the citizens of this county. He is a man of honesty, integrity and good judgment, and if elected we predict that he will make one of the most satisfactory incumbents of that position the county has ever had.

    Independent Candidate for Associate Judge

    Frank A. TOUSCHNER was born in Alsace in 1833 and came to this county before he was four years old. In 1847 he came to Sullivan County and has remained here ever since, with the exception of one year spent in Indiana. He has always followed the pursuit of farming, has been a taxpayer in this county ever since he was of age; while never a politician, he always worked for the best interests of the people at the polls. He now enters the field as an independent candidate for the associate judge in the belief that the best interests of the people will be subserved in electing a man to that office who is bound by no party ties or promises and is free to act in all cases as his judgment dictates to be the best for the people he serves. Mr. TOUSCHNER does not seek this office and will not make a canvass of the county to solicit votes. He is running on a purely independent and impersonal platform, subject to the will of the people.

    Democratic Candidate for Associate Judge

    Conrad KRAUS was born in Tamaqua, Schuykill County, and came to this county fifteen years ago, settling in Cherry Township where he has since remained. Twenty-nine years ago and while still a boy, he often came to this county with his father to buy cattle. This was one of their favorite purchasing grounds and the amount of money left by them with the farmers of this county can be estimated from the fact thatm since being in business for himself, Mr. Kraus has purchased of the farmers of this county over $100,000 worth of cattle. He is one of the representative business men of Cherry Township, has never asked for office before, and while always a consistent Democrat has been willing to work for his party without reward. He is in every way qualified for the office of associate judge, and if elected will prove an honest, efficient and careful official, just in his actions to all, with bias or favor to none.

    Democratic Candidate for Associate Judge

    Maynard PHILLIPS, a son of Griffith PHILLIPS, was born in Davidson Township, then a part of Lycoming County. Maynard was compelled to quit school at the age of 12 and assist in clearing up his father’s farm, but by earnest application in spare moments he ultimately secured a good education. By hard labor and economy, Maynard PHILLIPS has worked his way upward until at the present time he is one of the representative farmers and business men of the county. For a number of years he has been engaged in selling school supplies, and is at present completing a term as Associate Judge. His service on the bench has been all that could be desired and the voters of Sullivan County will only be rewarding faithful and earnest service in their behalf if they elect him again to that office.

    Democratic Candidate for County Treasurer

    Ransom THRASHER was born in Luzerne County in 1838 and came to Sullivan County in 1847 where he has since resided. He has always followed the pursuit of farming and is one of the most successful agriculturists in Eastern Sullivan. He has held a number of Township offices and has before been a candidate for the office of county treasurer. Mr. THRASHER enjoys the confidence of all who know him as a man of honesty, ability and integrity, and it is everywhere conceded that he is in every way fitted to fill the important office of county treasurer with credit to himself and with benefit to the people he would represent.

    Republican Candidate for County Commissioner

    Joseph SICK was born July 26, 1834, in Cherry Township, this county. He attended the common schools of the county and at the early age of 19 enlisted in the Union army, serving throughout the war, and returned with an honorable record as a soldier.

    Mr. SICK has always lived in Cherry Township, where he has followed the occupation of a miller, except for twelve years, when he was engaged in lumbering. He has held a number of Township offices, which he has filled with credit and acceptably to all. Although springing from a family Democratic in politics he has always been a staunch Republican, and now seeks the nomination for county commissioner from his party on the basis of his long service to its principles, and his well known convictions in favor of careful and economical administration of the county’s affairs. If elected he will make a just and efficient officer, working for the best interests of the people he represents.

    NOTE- On account of several candidates being in the field, from Cherry Township, in the interest of harmony, Mr. SICK withdraws his candidacy.

    Republican Candidate for County Commissioner

    The subject of this sketch was born in Germany on Jan. 3, 1843. He attended the schools and received the thorough education of that county until 23 years of age, when he emigrated to this country and settled on a tract of land in Elkland Township, this county.

    The place was little more than a wilderness at the time, but Mr. BAUMUNK was well adapted for the hardy life of a pioneer and, from a rough clearing cut out in the forest, he has worked on until today he has one of the finest and best tilled farms in Western Sullivan. Besides being a practical farmer and successful businessman, Mr. BAUMUNK has shown himself well adapted for public life and has filled acceptably several terms as school director, road commissioner, etc. As a candidate for the office of county commissioner he represents the choice of the Republicans of the West End, and if elected will make an honest, capable officer, working for an economical administration, to the best interests of the people. Mr. BAUMUNK has always been an active politician and an enthusiastic worker for the interests of his party. Personally he is an agreeable man, pleasant and courteous in his intercourse with all.

    Democratic Candidate for Representative

    Thomas W. GAHAN was born in Lycoming County in 1844. Mr. GAHAN may correctly be called a self made man and deserves all the credit that is due for his success in life. He has engaged successively in lumbering, following this avocation for 10 years along the West Branch; in mining, in which business he was engaged for a like period at Barclay, and in farming in which pursuit he is now engaged. Mr. GAHAN has held a number of Township offices in Cherry Township, treasurer, overseer of poor, etc., and has always proven an honest, capable officer. He has always been a consistent Democrat laboring for the best interests of his party.

    Mr. GAHAN’s career in business and public life has well fitted him for the office which he is now seeking and it is the general belief that if he is elected he will represent his constituents with honor, dignity and honesty of purpose. As a life long resident of Sullivan County, he is justly entitled to its hearty support.

    Democratic Candidate for County Commissioner

    D.M. TAYLOR was born in Davidson Township, this county, on Oct. 1, 1846. He has always remained in this county, and by his efforts aided towards its progress and prosperity. He has always followed the pursuit of farming with the exception of running for some years a line of hacks from Muncy Valley to Eaglesmere upon the opening up of that picturesque resort. Mr. TAYLOR has held a number of Township offices: inspector, school director, for thirteen years, etc., and has always proved a capable and efficient officer.

    In his candidacy for the office of county commissioner, Mr. TAYLOR, if he gets the nomination, is sure of the support of all who desire an honest and efficient administration of the county’s affairs.

    Democratic Candidate for County Commissioner

    James P. WALSH was born in March, 1855, in Cherry Township. He received a common school education and has since been engaged in farming, mining and other business pursuits in this county. He owns a fine farm in Cherry Township, but owing to poor health is not able to work it himself. For the past seven years he has lived at Laporte, and has served that Township as school director and postmaster for five years.

    He is a man who enjoys the confidence of all who know him and is well fitted in every way to fill the office he seeks. If elected he will make an honest, capable official, and one who will work for a careful and economical administration of the people’s affairs.

    Democratic Candidate for Congress

    Alphonsus WALSH was born in Pottsville, Schuykill County in 1856 and removed to this county with his parents at the age of two years. He attended the common schools of the county until he had completed the various courses, when he began to teach school. In turn, following that profession for fourteen years. He studied law under Thomson & Collins, and was admitted to the Sullivan County Bar, September 23, 1884. In 1886 Mr. WALSH was elected to the office of prothonotary, holding that office for three successive terms, making one of the most popular and satisfactory officers this county has ever had.

    In his candidacy for Congressman from the Seventeenth District, Mr. WALSH combines every qualification that would entitle him to that high office and the unanimous support of the voters of this district. His public life has shown him to be a man trustworthy and earnest in the discharge of his duties, while his widespread popularity with the people from this county springs from the fact that he has always shown them to have their interests at heart and it is safe to infer that as their representative in the halls of Congress he could be counted on to work for the best interests of his constituents in any way affecting their progress and prosperity.

    Democratic Candidate for Representative

    C.F. HUNSINGER was born in Colley Township in 1848 and has always been a resident of this county. As a youth,

    he helped clear up a homestead, afterward following farming as a pursuit until 1889, when he took charge of the Colley House, where he is at present located. Every dollar that he has made has been invested in this county.

    Always taking a great interest in the welfare of the farmer, Mr. HUNSINGER early joined the Patrons of Husbandry, the Patrons of Industry, and allied organizations. (WHOLE STORY UNAVAILABLE)

    Democratic Candidate for Associate Judge

    Charles S. SICK is the oldest of a family of twelve and was born at Cherry Mills in 1841.


    Democratic Candidate for Treasurer

    A.T. ARMSTRONG was born in Philadelphia in 1845, but has practically been a life long resident of Sullivan County. For the past forty years he has been engaged in this county in farming, lumbering and mercantile pursuits. He has been successful in all that he has undertaken though a natural aptitude for business and, at the present time, controls at Sonestown and Muncy Valley a large roller grist mill, two large stores, a planing mill, two large saw mills and two large, well cultivated farms.


    6 August 1896


    S.B. KILMER of Millview, was in town Saturday.

    The cellar for WADDELL’s new house is well under way.

    Fisher WELLES of Wyalusing, was in town Wednesday.

    R.M. WELLES of Towanda has a new advertisement this week.

    John HEMBURY, of Muncy, is spending a short vacation here.

    Edward MCGOVERN of Lancaster, Pa., was in town Friday evening.

    George STEGMAIER of Wilkes-Barre, was in town Monday morning.

    J.W. ROGERS, A.L. SMITH and W.C. ROGERS of Forksville, were in town Saturday.

    Carl LILLEY and Miss Phoebe HOLCOMB of LeRoy were calling on friends in town Saturday.

    C.E. JACKSON, of Bernice, was called to Ithaca last Thursday by the dearth of his father, C.W. JACKSON.

    Mrs. Thos. IRVING ,of Philadelphia, is spending a month with her mother, Mrs. B.W. JACKSON at this place.

    George L. CAMPBELL of Shunk, has rented J.W. CARROLL’s house on Cherry Street,, and will remove to this place.

    Dr. Francis CHAFFEE, of Towanda, was in town Friday evening and Monday morning, called here on professional business.

    John CORCORAN, of Overton, was in town Saturday. The Review acknowledges a substantial and pleasant call from him.

    Willard BIRD of Elmira was visiting relatives in Sullivan county last week. He called on friends in Dushore and vicinity Thursday.

    Mrs. D.S. SHERMAN, and Mrs. S.O. HOLCOMB of LeRoy, visited relatives in town last week.

    Mrs. C.S. RICHARDSON and Miss May RICHARDSON, of Chicago, and Mrs. Michael MEYLERT, of Laporte, were visiting at Mrs. B.W. JACKSON’s last week.

    Charles MEADE of Laporte Township died last Thursday, July 30, after a long and painful illness, of cancer of the stomach. He was about 30 years of age and leaves a wife.

    Rev. S.F. FRAZIER of Millview, and A.A. COLLINS of Forksville, were in town Monday on business connected with the approaching Sunday School convention at Forksville.

    Mr.Geo. FARRELL and Miss Jennie CADDEN were married at St. Basil’s church Wednesday morning. We desire to add our congratulations to those of hundreds of other friends.

    Rev. A.T. JENNINGS, editor of the Wesleyan Methodist at Syracuse, N.Y., accompanied by his family is spending a few weeks with Mrs. N.K. WOODWARD at Lincoln Falls.

    The venerable president of the Dushore school board is limping on both legs, as the result of a bicycle trip to Eaglesmere last Sunday. He realizes now he is too old to go out with the boys.

    Among the people from the western part of the county in town Saturday, we noticed Ulysses BIRD, of Estella; J.M. OSLER, of Lincoln Falls, and Ira and Joshua COTT, of the same place. The latter gentlemen remained over Sunday and attended the ceremonies incident to the dedication of St. Francis’ church at Bernice.


    Mrs. John MCLEOD is visiting at White Haven.

    Edna BALLARD came home from Naugatuck, Conn., last week.

    The pin factory started Monday morning with a full force.

    Mr. SCHRAWN, of Pottstown, has moved to town and will take the position as foreman at the Fisher factory.

    A.L. DYER has purchased the interest of James D. PLACE in the meat market.

    James D. PLACE expects to go to Tennessee in the near future.

    Frank HAWK is in Allentown this week.

    E.P. KESTER has a new horse.

    Jennings Bros. new band saw travels at a rate of 38,000 feet a minute.

    O.C. CRAMER will move to Ricketts soon.

    Jakey GRIMES went away and got married and never said a word to anyone about it.

    LUNDY and RITTER went to Williamsport Saturday and spent Sunday with their families.

    Deswood SADDLEMIRE, who was so seriously injured at the factory some time ago, is again able to be at work.

    Harry FINKLE is in the city this week.

    Last Monday, Jennings Bros. were compelled to let the fires go out at the mill as the arches had to be repaired. Consequently there were no electric lights.


    Lem YAW, wife and child, of Elkland, were welcome visitors at the home of their uncle, S.D. YAW, last Tuesday.

    Mrs. C.J. ALLEN and daughter Ruie spent last Saturday in Towanda and was accompanied home by her daughter who has been spending the past week with friends there.

    There was no preaching in the M.E. church on Sunday owing to the absence of the pastor, Rev. J.H. BRITON, who is at Silver Lake and will be absent about two weeks.

    Miss Julia WATSON of Towanda, has for some time been the guest of Mrs. L.R. LANTZ.

    Miss Mollie ENRIGHT, of Laporte, is the guest of Miss Rachel CORCORAN.

    F.T. MYNARD, who has been very sick, is able to be out again.

    J.E. TERRY, of Evergreen, has composed a song on the disaster at Pittston.

    It was announced several weeks ago that we had organized a fire company in this place but owing to much dissatisfaction among some of the citizens it was broken up and a week ago a new one was organized which it is hoped will be satisfactory to all. The following are the officers: President, H.R. VANLOON; secretary, J.M. MOLYNEUX, treasurer; G.L. NORTON; chief engineer, Ed. VANDYKE; first assistant, Ed. CHILSON; second assistant, Ed. CAMPBELL; pipemen, Orrin ACKLEY, C.J. ALLEN, Hiram NORTON, L.P. BENDER, George HUFFMAN and E.H. WELLS.

    SADLER’s band attended the pole raising at Ricketts last Thursday and report a good time.

    Mrs. J.M. JONES, of Laddsburg, and her niece Miss Etta ALLEN, of Powell, were the guests of Mrs. S.D. FISK last Friday.

    Nathan SHAFFER, wife and children, of New Era, and Miss Maggie SHAFFER of South Ridge, visited at S. SHAFFER’s Sunday.

    The teachers’ examination was well attended on Friday and a large percentage of those examined received certificates. Those in the borough are Miss Lillian SMITH, Grace STURDEVANT and Mr.A.R. FISK. A number of those in the Township attended the examination at Wyalusing on Thursday, most of which were also presented with a certificate. The teachers all seem to be well pleased with the new superintendent.

    Mrs. HESTED is again very sick.

    A number of our young people held a picnic in the park last Saturday in honor of some young friends of Miss Winifred FAWCETT, who are visiting here from Syracuse and Canton.

    Last Friday eight of our brightest and best young men Messers. Charlie GIBBS, Ossie BRITTON, Allen MOTT, Frank FAWCETT, Cameron VANDYKE, Walter LILLY, Delo DIBBLE and Fred PECKHAM went to Forksville to spend the day with their beloved Sunday school teacher, Mrs. C.J. SUMNER. All report a good time and say they visited the World’s End.

    Miss Lizzie HEWITT is visiting her aunt, Mrs. LEWIS, at New Era.

    Miss Ella YAW has ordered another lot of her photographs in her wheel chair and will send anyone by mail on receipt of price, 25 cents. The money above cost she wishes to use for gospel and temperance work.


    The army worms are here but have done little damage.

    Haying is finished and now the farmers are busy harvesting oats.

    Hinton GRANGE spent last Thursday night with his father, John W. GRANGE, who is failing very fast.

    J.G. PLOTTS and H.W. OSLER transacted business at Dushore last Saturday.

    A.L. PLOTTS now rides a wheel.

    L.B. SPEAKER visited Elkland Grange last Tuesday evening. He was a welcome visitor.

    The lightning rod men, after gulling the people in Elkland Township out of about one thousand dollars, have left for a new field of harvest. We can only repeat the oft given warnings – Don’t patronize strangers and glib tongued agents.

    Mrs. Rosettie FULLER and daughter Winnie, of Ithaca, are visiting at F.A. BOYLE’s.

    S.W. LEWIS killed a rattlesnake lately on Bear Mountain measuring five feet and having fourteen rattles.

    The mining town of Antrim, Tioga county, is full of typhoid fever, both old and young being stricken with it, and the sanitary condition of the town is said to be simply awful. No steps have been taken as yet to arrest the progress of the disease.


    Mr. John CROSSIN is gaining very slowly.

    Miss May QUINN returned Monday evening from Towanda where she has been spending some time.

    Mr. Dennie ROUSE is hauling lumber from this place to Dushore.

    Mr. William NORCONK came up from Towanda Tuesday to spend a few days on his farm.

    Miss Ella BRENNAN of South Ridge is staying at Frank MITTENDORF’s at present.

    Miss Susie NORTH is very poorly at this writing.

    Mr. Benjamin KNELLER and family spent Sunday with the lady’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John HIEBER.

    13 August 1896


    Squire A.B. KILMER made a business trip to Laporte Saturday last and got caught in the heaviest shower of the day.

    The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. CAMPBELL has been dangerously sick for the past week, but is gaining rapidly under the skillful treatment of Dr. B.E. GAMBLE.

    Mrs. W.R. FOSTER was called to Canton last Thursday to meet her sister-in-law, Mrs. CRANMER of Williamsport.

    Mrs. Fenty DYER of Battle Creek, Mich., is visiting her parents at Shunk.

    Mrs. Rosetta FULLER and daughter Winnie of Ithaca are visiting friends and relatives at Shunk.

    A platform dance was held at Charles PORTER’s Friday last.

    A.E. CAMPBELL, Leon and George CAMPBELL took in the races in Canton on the 31st.

    Mrs. Elisha FANNING is again dangerously ill.

    Abaelino RIGHTMIRE is reported to be losing his eyesight rapidly. The unfortunate man has the sympathy of all in this most of all afflictions.

    On July 30th, a pleasant company assembled at the old homestead of Wm. KILMER, to celebrate the 67th birthday of Mrs. KILMER. The gathering was a complete surprise and enjoyed by all present. Out of a family of 12 children, 10 were present with 12 grand children. They presented their father with a handsome chair and their mother with a family quilt which they spent the day in quilting. Among the blocks of the quilt was one pieced by Mrs. KILMER’s mother, a lady of 90 years of age. The occasion is one that will long be remembered by all who were present.

    Ed KILMER and Christian CASEMAN, of Fox, were in Dushore last week.

    Mrs. Jacob CASEMAN and children of Grover are visiting relatives at Platt.


    Mrs. Jacob YONKIN of Dushore and Mrs. S. WENERICH of Phillipsburg, N.J., were calling on friends at this place last week.

    H.F. CLARK and B.F. CONRAD of Hagerstown, MD, rode their bikes into this place on Saturday, displaying the orange and black.

    Miss Nellie BIRD, Abe KILMER, Crist LITTLE and Nelson TOMPKINS of Estella were visiting at C.S. SICK’s over Sunday.

    Walter MATTHEWS of Kane spent a few days visiting friends at this place

    Mrs. Anna COLLINS spent several days visiting friends at this place last week.

    Lloyd SICK of Hillsgrove spent a few days visiting his parents at this place.

    Wm. SMITH put a new roof on the BAHL property last week. He said it was very warm work.

    Horace SICK has returned home from Laporte Mountain Summer School.

    Miss Anna WOODWARD has been sketching some groups this week.

    The bridge over the creek at RICHLEY's has been in very bad condition for the past week. The pathmaster should see to it before accidents occur.


    Mrs. Helen S. JOHNSON, ceres and assistant lecturer of Pennsylvania State Grange, of Corry, Pa., will visit Sullivan County next week. She will speak at Hillsgrove Tuesday evening, August 18th under the auspices of the alliance. Wednesday afternoon she will meet with Elkland Grange, No. 976, in their hall at Estella, and deliver an address in the church in the evening. Washington Camp. No. 131, P.O.S. of A., will attend in a body. Friday evening, August 21 she will speak at Dushore. We trust the people will make it a point to attend these meetings as Mrs. JOHNSON is one of the most pleasing speakers in Pennsylvania.

    The school board met at Eldredsville August 1st and employed teachers as follows: J.L. HOAGLAND, Lincoln Falls, Helen COTT, Lake Run; Bertha A. GRANGE, Union; Rachel ROGERS, Center; Franc PARDOE, Black Water Run; Anna HILTON, Bethel; James CLARK, Church; Rena MILLER, Green (?); W.A. SANDERS, Estella;

    First grade, Jennie ROGERS, second grade.

    Misses Lillie KING and Libbie BRENCHLEY, of Columbia X Roads, are visiting friends in Elkland.


    W.G. GAREY is having a well drilled on his property on Water Street.

    Elmira is to have a new water filter of 6,000,000 gallons capacity, which can be renewed every 24 hours.

    Lawrence MURRAY, a former Dushore printer, is visiting his parents in Cherry. He is employed in New York City.

    Miss Alma Pauline JAYNE is visiting relatives in Elmira, Mansfield and Williamsport.

    It is now stated that land purchased with pension money is taxable after the death of the pensioner.

    Mrs. George HILEMAN and children, of Dallas, Luzerne County, are visiting her husband’s people on Carpenter Street.

    The Pennsylvania State Sabbath School Association, of which Hon. John WANAMAKER is president, will hold its thirty-second annual convention at Carlisle, October 13-15.

    DIED – At the residence of Fred SHOCK, in Wilmot Township, August 6, Mrs. Louisa DRUMM, aged 80 years, 5 months, and 26 days. Deceased was the sister of Wm. GIBBS, Sr. Funeral and interment at Wilmot, Saturday August 8.

    Two prisoners, Thomas COLEMAN and Lorenzo HEEMAN, escaped from the Bradford county jail at Towanda last Saturday morning, and Sheriff WELLER offers a reward of $50 apiece for their arrest. Lorenzo HEEMAN is 28 years old, 6 feet tall, weight about 160 pounds, with pale face, black hair and wore a suit of old grey clothes. He has a number of tattooed figures on his arms. Thomas COLEMAN is 35 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weight about 160 pounds and wore dark clothes and a derby hat. He has a scar on each cheek and one tooth is gone from his lower jaw as if he had been shot through the face at some time.

    Dr. W.B. KELLY will not make his usual visit to this place next week.

    Matthew and Frank HOLCOMB of Leroy spent Wednesday with their brother V.B. HOLCOMB.

    Mrs. J.P. WILCOX of Louisville, Ky., is visiting her mother, Mrs. S.L. KENTNER, on Railroad street.

    Mrs. Harry MOSS of Hornellsville, N.Y., is visiting Mrs. Geo.W. JACKSON on Headley Avenue.

    Mrs. Theodore MULFORD and two children of Washington are visiting Mrs. Fred NEWELL on Headley Avenue.


    Miss Mazie GREED, of Hillsgrove, and Miss Mary SMITH of Hatch Hill visited friends in this place last Wednesday and Thursday.

    Darius BENNETT, of New Era, spent Saturday night and Sunday at S. SHAFFER’s.

    Mrs. H.M. PARDOE, of Elkland, spent part of last Tuesday with friends here.

    Miss Lillian SMITH and brothers, Bryce and Floyd, visited their grandmother, Mrs. NORCONK, at Wilmot Sunday.

    Miss Delilah PARDOE , of Elkland, who has been spending the past week with friends here, expects to go to Monroeton this week.

    Mrs. Harriet MCBRIDE, of Hillsgrove, is visiting her sister, Mrs. S.D. YAW, and other friends here.

    Music for "The Miners fate," a song composed by J.E. TERRY, of Evergreen, mentioned in our items last week, has been arranged for publication by Mrs. C.J. SUMNER and will be on the market soon.

    Mrs. G.I. HEVERLY and two children spent a few days last week with her mother and brother, Mrs. Charlotte CAMPBELL, and son at Tunkhannock.

    Mr. and Mrs. Ed. STREBY, of Overton, were guests at the home of their uncle, S.D. YAW, last Sunday.

    Mrs. SCRIBENS, an old lady who lived near Evergreen, died Sunday night and was buried on Tuesday near her home.

    Mrs. Mary HEVERLY and children, of Finley, Ohio, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. DEMPSEY, and other friends in this place.

    W.H. COWEY, of Golden Hill, was visiting relatives in this vicinity a few days last week.

    We came near having a serious fire in our town one day last week by an explosion of a gasoline stove at the rooms of Ed. STREBY but fortunately some one near rushed in and, picking up a tub of clothes which had been put in the water and dashed water, clothes and all on the fire, extinguished it before it had gained much headway.

    Born to Mr. and Mrs. E.E. STREBY, August 3, a girl.

    Another very hard thunderstorm passed through this place Sunday evening accompanied by hard winds.

    There was no serious damage done here but there were several fires seen at a distance. One of the fires was a large barn owned by Mr. CUMISKEY near Laddsburg.

    Geo. W. HAYMAN has sold his harness store and stock to F.W. INFIELD, of Tionesta, who has taken possession and will move his family to this place as soon as he can find a suitable house. Mr. INFIELD is a pleasant appearing young man and comes to us well recommended by his old friends and neighbors. We bespeak for him a good patronage and hope he will be pleased with his new location. We clip the following from the Tionesta Republican:

    "Our people generally will regret very much the departure from our midst of Mr. and Mrs. Fred INFIELD, who go to Dushore, Sullivan county, Pa., to take up their future abode. Mr. INFIELD, who has for nearly ten years been employed in Mr. L. FULTON’s harness and saddlery establishment, has purchased a shop at the above place and goes there to take personal charge. The people of Dushore and vicinity will find him a splendid mechanic, attentive to business, and in every respect a thorough gentleman. The Republican joins their large circle of friends in Forest County in best wishes for their future welfare and happiness."


    Following is a list of those drawn to serve as jurors at the September term of court:






    John FINERTY, of this place, has gone to Potter county.

    Miss Anna BUCK, of this place, who has been visiting her sister Mrs. Morgan GAVITT, at Laporte, the past week returned home Friday.

    John E. GALLAGHER, of Laporte, was calling on friends at this place recently.

    Patrick HANNON, of Bernice, was shaking hands with his many friends in this place last week.

    20 August 1896


    A.B. KILMER was on a business trip to Dushore Monday and attended the Republican convention at Laporte on the same date.

    Frank MORGAN and Josephine SHOEMAKER were married at Elmira last week and are now busy receiving the congratulations of their friends.

    Charles PARRISH, of Platt, and Herbert HILL, of Shunk, were overcome by the heat during the recent hot wave.

    W.E. PORTER, J.U. MORGAN and Samuel LEONARD were chosen as delegates to the Republican convention at Laporte.

    Frank BRENCHLEY has bought a bicycle and is learning to ride. Frank gets along all right, only when he has to go through a bridge or under a telephone wire when it is necessary for him to dismount and stoop a little. Such are the disadvantages of being able to look over the heads of ordinary people.

    Cassius MCKINSTER and wife are visiting Dr. VOORHEES and family at Laporte.

    Edward AVERY met with a serious accident last week. He was attacked by a bull, thrown over a fence and sustained a fracture of one of the bones of the leg near the ankle.

    A daughter of Philetin WHIPPLE is down with diphtheria.

    Chas. FULLER has returned from a visit to Jamison City.

    J.H. CAMPBELL and wife are attending the G.A.R. encampment at Athens.

    W.E. PORTER is on a business trip to Wyalusing.

    Milton BATTIN and Mrs. J.C. CAMPBELL, of Platt, were in Dushore last week.

    Jessie and Nannie KILMER were visiting friends in Dushore on the 7th inst.


    Frank RICE and family left Lopez Saturday night for Athens where they expect to stay for a short time. Sunday morning, Mr. KINNEY, father of Mrs. RICE, died.

    Fred KEAGLY came very near being run over by engine No. 247 last Wednesday at the crossing by the meat market.

    Deswood SADDLEMIRE and brother, Peter, went to Newark Valley to visit their uncle.

    Wm. RYANT has charge of Jennings Bros. store during Mr. RICE's vacation.

    A Mr. MATTHEEWS, of Horseheads, has accepted a position as typewriter at Jennings Bros.

    Frank STEWARD had his hand cut at the factory, causing him to lay off for several days.

    Miss Vina KELLOGG, of Dushore, is visiting her sister, Mrs. ELY.

    Mr. WALTMAN has placed a fine desk in his office at the depot.


    Mrs. Jerry KENNEDY of Titusville, Pa., has been spending the past week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SCANLIN.

    Miss Anna MCGRAW, of Scranton, is visiting relatives and friends here.

    Mrs. Frank MIDDENDORF is at Towanda receiving medical treatment.

    Misses Edith and Anna THRASHER visited the Misses Hoyt at Evergreen Sunday.

    Edward MOLYNEAUX of Forksville called on friends here Tuesday.

    Miss Salinda YONKIN is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ralph MARTIN.

    Mr. Guy BAKER attended the funeral of Mrs. BAKER's aunt, Mrs. DRUMM, at Wilmot Saturday.

    The party at Mr. Frank SAXE's, last Tuesday evening, was largely attended.

    Miss Jayne COYLE died in Minnesota and was buried at that place August 4th. She was a daughter of Frank COYLE of this place and was held in high esteem by those who knew her. May the family circle that is broken here be made complete in heaven.

    Miss Ida HIEBER has returned home from Weatherly, where she has been attending school.

    Mr. and Mrs. William STEINER of Weatherly, are visiting the lady's mother, Mrs. Rachel HEIBER, and other relatives here.


    Mr. and Mrs. James ALLEN are the proud parents of a young son.

    Mr. and Mrs. M.J. MCDONALD were also greeted with a young son last week.

    Mrs. Benjamin ALLEN and daughter of Dushore were visiting at James ALLEN's on Sunday.

    Lloyd SICK, proprietor of the Hillsgrove House, was visiting at this place on Saturday.

    Mr. P. MCDONALD's son-in-law, Mr. POWERS, of New York, is visiting here.

    Miss Edna SICK and Miss Molly MUNDEY were visiting at the Hillsgrove House last week.

    John KERNAN was visiting friends at Dushore Saturday and Sunday.

    There was a small attendance at the dance at SHAFFER's last week, on account of the rainy night.

    William SMITH and family, and W. BARTH and family, Sundayed at Edward YONKIN's.

    John DEMPSEY, who has been in the employ of Jennings Bros. for some time, has been home on a visit.

    Horace SICK and Miss Lizzie DEMPSEY are attending the Institute at Forksville.

    Edward DEMPSEY has gone to Olyphant, Lackawanna Co., to learn the blacksmith trade.


    J.G. SAX, of Powhatan Court House, W. Va., has been spending the past week with his family here.

    Miss Emma WOOD, of Towanda, is a guest at the home of her uncle, C.C WOOD.

    Mr. and Mrs. Jasper FAWCETT, of Elkland, were seen on our streets Saturday evening.

    Miss Elma HALL returned to her home Monday from a two weeks visit with friends at Durell.

    Mr. and Mrs. Henry HOTTENSTEIN, of Spring Lake Mission, spent one night last week with friends here.

    Another very hard thunderstorm visited this place late Sunday afternoon when lightning struck the dwelling house of Mr. Elick ENGLISH, knocking shingles from the roof and running down the stove pipe and knocking the plaster from the ceiling.

    Wedding bells were very much in order here last week. On Wednesday evening, August 12, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel WILLIAMS, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Maggie, to Mr. Edgar JONES, of Laddsburg. Both young people are highly respected and their many friends wish them a long and happy life.

    On Saturday morning, August 15, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel SHAFFER, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Lizzie, to Darius BENNETT, of New Era. The many friends of this respected couple also wish them a continued happy life. Rev. S.D. FISH officiated at both weddings.

    Mrs. C.R. SADLER and three children are visiting friends at Hillsgrove.

    C.C.WOOD, Ed. VANDYKE and H.R. VANLOON, of this place are building a new dwelling house for Chas. WANCK near Campbellville.

    At the last meeting of the W.C.T.U.; August 11, they elected Mrs. J. M. WILCOX for delegate and Mrs. O.D. CAMPBELL as alternate to attend the annual convention of Bradford county to be held at Troy, August 26 and 27. Next meeting of the Union here will be held August 25 at the usual hour and place.


    J.H. CRONIN went to Philadelphia Monday.

    Alvice DUNHAM, of Eaglesmere, was in town several days last week.

    Miss Lillian PERSON, of Williamsport, is visiting the Misses BIDDLE on Carpenter Street.

    Miss Lena ORTLEIB, of Binghamton, is visiting her brother, J.N. ORTLEIB, in this place.

    Mrs. Frank MAYO, wife of the deceased actor, is said to be dying at her home in Canton.

    John HEMBURY, recently of this place, is now clerk at the Hellon House, Wyalusing.

    Miss Mary and Marcella FERRY of Hazelton, are visiting Anna and Margaret CANNON, on Beech Street.

    Mr. and Mrs. B.F. DUNFEE, of Towanda, very well known here, are visiting in Philadelphia, Catawissa and Shamokin.

    Harry KRASNICKY, of Lopez, will locate in Pittsburg next month and go into business in the smoky city. The firm at Lopez will be dissolved and Mr. FINKLE will continue the business there.

    Margaret PARDOE died at Thorndale, at the house of R.H. BREWER, Monday, August 17, age 16 years. She had been sick with typhoid fever since June 7. The remains were brought to this place Wednesday and from here taken to New Albany, where the interment took place.

    Alphonsus WALSH has selected S.A. GOODHUE, of Jamison City, and J.W. FLYNN, of Laporte, as his congressional conferees. The other candidates are R.K. POLK, of Montour county, A.L. FRITZ, of Columbia County and H.D. DICKERMAN, of Northumberland county. The conference will meet at Lake Ganoga August 27.

    Dr CHAFFEE of Towanda was in town Tuesday.

    C.A. STOWELL of Wyalusing is in town for a few days.

    Editor WING, of Laporte, inhaled the sweet air of Dushore Sunday.

    Mrs. J.T. NEWELL has gone to Blossburg, Tioga Co, to visit her daughter.

    A.L. LEVERTON, of Elmira, visited his brother, Morris, in this place over Sunday.

    Mr. and Mrs. Henry HOTTENSTEIN, of Marshview, Bradford county, were in town Tuesday.

    Mr. and Mrs. GREEN of Wilkes-Barre, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Phillip TUBACH in this place.

    Mr. and Mrs. M.M. VANDYKE, of East Canton, spent Sunday in this place, the guests of ye editor.

    Train 325 on the L.V.R.R. was 5 hours late Monday night, owing to a freight wreck near Bean Run.

    Miss Blanche CUMMINGS and Mr. Harry FITCH of Elmira, and Samuel IRVINE and Mrs. Anna SHINER of Liberty Corners, are visiting at Dr. Pratt's.

    Mrs. Helen S. JOHNSON, assistant lecturer of the Pennsylvania State grange, will speak at Hunsinger's Corners

    Friday evening, August 21. She is said to be a fine talker.

    John MCDONALD, of Towanda, is visiting relatives in this place and Bernice.

    Geo. L. CAMPBELL's family have come on from Shunk, and he is now a full fledged resident of the metropolis of Sullivan county.

    Mrs. R.J. CLARK, of Cortez, returned home last week after spending several weeks with relatives at Bernice, Towanda and Dushore.

    G.E. DONAHOE and J.D. REESER spent a couple of days last week at Wyalusing, fishing for bass in the Susquehanna river. They report a good time and a little less than 50 pounds of fish.

    Kentucky distillers have agreed to stop making whiskey for eighteen months.

    The colored people of Towanda have organized a Republican club with over twenty members.

    G.W. KIPP and E.F. KIZER, who have been lumbering extensively at Newell, in this county, have purchased the Towanda Water Works. The price paid is $175,000 and possession will be give September 1. Rumors of the deal have been circulated before but we have the authority of Mr. KIZER for the above statement. The property is a fine one and will yield a large income.

    Elmira Heights, formerly Elmira Industrial Grounds, is to have water works costing forty thousand dollars. A water company has been organized and chartered with this amount of capital for furnishing the "Heights" with an abundant supply of pure and wholesome water. A reservoir is to be built on an elevation overlooking the town and artesian wells sunk to supply the water.

    Mr. Conrad MULLER of Bayonne City, N.J., is in town for his annual vacation. He has spent two or three weeks of every summer here for the past twelve years, and is an enthusiastic admirer of our beautiful little mountain town, its pure and bracing air, and the picturesque surroundings. He is the best known of all the city people who visit us in the summer and everyone is ready to welcome him and listen to his pleasant and intelligent conversation. Last March he was afflicted with sciatic rheumatism and for the first time in 30 years took to his bed for a few days. Upon starting for his place of business in New York again, he was somewhat startled to read a report of his sudden death in the morning paper, and if his good qualities had not been described so accurately his Teutonic good nature might have given way. As it was, he passed it off with a laugh and hastened to assure his friends that he was still in the land of the living. Few men live to read their own obituaries, and we hope that our friend MULLER will long survive the publication of his, and that he will never fail to visit the mountains when the city gets uncomfortably warm.

    27 August 1896


    Miss Anna WOODWARD expects to visit her aunt, Mrs. Marion WOODWARD at Lincoln Falls, this coming week.

    Charles DOUGLAS and George RHOE visited at C.S. SICK's on Saturday.

    The dance at William MURRAY's was quite a success.

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles HOFFA of Dushore returned home after spending a few weeks at Edward YONKIN's.

    Mrs. Charles SICK is visiting friends at Phillipsburg, N.J.

    Mrs. Mary SMITH Sundayed with Mrs. Mary WALSH.

    Mrs. Anna COLLINS of Dushore was visiting at Mark SMITH's last week.

    George HARTZIG is having a stone bee today, Wednesday.

    Joseph SICK and wife Sundayed at William GRAIFLY's at Dushore.

    Mrs. Peter BAHL of Dushore, was visiting her daughter, Mrs. William SMITH, last week.

    John KERNAN, while passing through the woods to Ringdale, saw a fierce looking wild cat.

    Miss Fannie BIRD of Millview is visiting in this vicinity.


    John A. FOX and family, of Philadelphia, are visiting with Mr. FOX's parents at Rienzi.

    Mr. REED of Philadelphia is visiting his son, James REED.

    Miss Nellie FOX, of Rienzi, is visiting with friends at Towanda.

    Mrs. John ENGLISH and Miss Mary KINNER were calling on friends at Monroeton last week.

    The Wellstown Sunday School picnicked at the Tehuppekong Spring last week and had a very pleasant time.

    Mrs. J.A. BIENER and Mr. O.W. KINNER are on the sick list.

    H.R. WELLS of New Albany was a businessman in this place last week.

    John CAPWELL of Stevensville was calling on friends at Terrytown recently.

    The school board of Terry Township met in the Norway Ridge school house last Saturday to transact business and hired the following teachers for the coming term:

    Terrytown, Miss Susan BRENNAN

    Viall Hill, Miss Carrie TITCHEN

    Norway Ridge Miss Nellie FOX

    Spring Lake Miss Mary A. BARRETT

    Wellstown Burroughs KINE

    New Era Frank LEWIS

    West Terry Miss Effie EDDY

    Turrell Miss Mary L. HORTON

    Windfall Miss Estella RICHARD

    Covey Hill Miss Lydia WHITE

    South Ridge Orin WILLIAMS

    Thomas MCQUIN who had been working in Wilmot Township the past several months has returned home to Rienzi again.

    Miss Mary E. HAGGERTY of this place will teach the Fairbank school in Asylum Township the coming winter.

    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BUTTS of Viall Hill were calling on friends in South Wilmot recently.

    L.F. MARCY of Evergreen was a businessman in this place last week.

    Geo. GAY of Terrytown will teach in Wyalusing Township again, the same school he taught last winter. Mr. GAY is a fine young man of good abilities, good habits and good reputation and will give general satisfaction where he teaches.

    R.H. HALSTEAD of Viall Hill has gone to Scranton Pa., to remain there for some time.

    Henry LAYMAN of West Terry has accepted a position as teacher in Scranton. Mr. LAYMAN is a first class teacher and a graduate from the Scranton Business College. We wish him success.

    The new school house on Norway Ridge is nearly completed and is as fine a house as there is in the Township. It is a credit to the Township and also to W.J. PHINNEY, the builder.

    Geo. BIENER who was seriously hurt at the railroad crossing near WELL's lumber yard at Wyalusing recently, is convalescing slowly, being able to get around on crutches. Mr. BIENER, on returning home from a business trip to Wyalusing, had crossed the tracks near the lumber yards when he was run over by a horse and buggy driven by John HOFFMAN.

    Mr. and Mrs. William GORE of Terrytown were calling on friends at Marshview and Rienzi last week.


    Dr. WADDELL is having a well drilled at his cellar.

    W.C. BATTIN of Fox Township, was in town Friday.

    Miss Maggie and Willie DEEGAN, of Barclay, are visiting in this place.

    Miss Lizzie BIDDLE left Monday for Philadelphia to study for a nurse.

    Mr. and Mrs. John ASH, of Pittston, are visiting at Mrs. B.W. JACKSON's.

    Charles W. HOFFA, who has been very sick, is again to be seen on our streets.

    Jerry FARRELL and M.P. FARRELL, of Lestershire, N.Y., were in town several days last week.

    R.H. BREWER has gone to Troy to attend the reunion of the BREWER family, held August 26.

    Miss Anna BIDDLE leaves this week for Lock Haven where she expects to attend Normal school.

    D.C. DEWITT, Esq., of Towanda, has announced himself as a Democratic candidate for Congress.

    Misses Susie and Sarah RAHM and Master David SMITH, of Towanda, were visiting in Dushore last week.

    Billy CHENEY, of the defunct Laporte Republican, has started a paper at Lestershire, N.Y., and calls it the Record.

    C.P. POWDERLY, Jr., who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. D. KEEFE of the Carroll House, has returned to his home in Scranton.

    Another freight wreck, near Bean Run Monday night, necessitated bringing No. 325's passengers through with the Lopez shift engine and caboose.

    Married - At the home of the groom's mother, Wednesday evening, August 19th, at Lopez by Rev. Ira E. SPANGLER, Mr. Orlando SNYDER and Miss Annie E. STEVENSON, of Scranton.

    The stone cutters at the new Court House at Towanda are still on a strike.

    A.L. LILLEY of Bath, N.Y., and T.H. MORSE of Leroy, were calling on friends in town Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Keep a sharp lookout for a swindler who claims to be canvassing for the Ladies Home Journal. He is said to be about five feet nine inches in height, probably thirty-five years of age, rather stout, has a small sandy mustache and two front teeth are missing.

    Two year old Jerome SULLIVAN, living in the lumber woods between Ricketts and Jamison City, drew the bicycle raffle off last Thursday night for the benefit of St. Basil's church. He will make very little use of it until he grows a little and moves to a smoother country.

    Hon. E.M. DUNHAM of the Sullivan Wyoming district, is holding argument court for Bradford county this week. He is becoming very popular in this county, the fair and impartial manner in which he conducts the business of the courts having won the confidence of attorneys and litigants.

    Don't forget the Lopez Church Fair, September 3rd,4th and 5th. All articles entered for competition should be in place not later than Friday noon. Mrs. B.W. JENNINGS and Mrs. Winfield POTTER will take charge of the entries. Hot meals will be served at all hours during the entire fair, also ice cream and confections. Vocal and instrumental music will be interspersed with sight seeing. Don't fail to come and see things you will never see again.

    J.L. HOAGLAND of Lincoln Falls was in town Friday.

    Miss Cora LILLEY is visiting friends in Wilkes-Barre and Pittston.

    M. BRINK of New Albany has a new advertisement in this week's paper.

    Colonel and Mrs. Herman OSTHAUS of Scranton, were visiting here last week.

    Bishop HOBAN was a witness before Judge DUNHAM at Wilkes-Barre the other day in some litigation growing out of church affairs.

    Mrs. Sarah WATERS, of Hudson, Iowa, is visiting friends in Sullivan county, arriving from the west Wednesday morning.

    Work has been resumed at the ill-fated Twin Shaft in Pittston, a week ago Monday. All hopes of reaching the bodies of the unfortunate miners have been abandoned.

    Phillip WILLIAMS of Mansfield, C.I. PATTISON of Elkland, and J.M. ROBINSON of Wellsboro, the three leading bankers of Tioga county, have all died within two years. The last two were comparatively young men. Their combined wealth aggregated more than a million dollars.

    Charles JONES, a photographer at Eaglesmere, was found dead in bed at Hotel Lewis, Monday morning, August 17. He had been drinking heavily and death was caused by convulsion. The remains were sent to Philadelphia for burial. He leaves a wife and four children and was 35 years of age.

    Births - Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HERRINGTON, of this place, are the proud parents of twin boys, born Monday morning. A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. O'NEIL last Saturday. Dushore is certainly increasing in population and the parents will accept congratulations.

    A surprise party invaded the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. REESER a week ago Monday evening, and last Friday the same company descended upon the residence of Mrs. B.W. JACKSON. Two very pleasant evenings were spent and some excellent refreshments served to the hungry at midnight.

    Chas. LEE's circus, which started out from Canton, has closed on account of the illness of Mr. LEE. The horses and wagons were brought to Canton last week. All bills contracted, except part of the wages of the employees, have been paid in full, and the rest of the belongings except those brought to Canton were stored at Phoenix where the last performance was given.

    Mr. R.L. MARKS, who has run a clothing store at this place for the past three years, leaves Saturday of this week for Danville, Montour county, where he will open a larger establishment. While here, Mr. MARKS has gained an enviable reputation for fair dealing and many expressions of regret are heard at his leaving us. We hope he will be successful in his new field, and cheerfully recommend him to the good people of Danville.

    Following are the officers of the Bradford County Soldiers Encampment for the ensuing year: Commander - B.K. GUSTIN, Phelps Post, East Smithfield; Senior Vice Commander - Captain Charles FORBES, Stevens Post, Rome; Junior Vice Commander - D.C. GRAY, Perkins Post, Athens; Officer of the Day - P.R. WARREN, Saxton Post, Granville Centre; Officer of the Guard - John H. CHAFFEE, Watkins Post, Horn Brook; Quartermaster - Charles T. HULL, Athens; Surgeon - L.B. DENNISTON, Camp 30, Athens, residence in Sayre; Chaplain - W.P. LANE, Nelson Post, Luther's Mills; Chief of Artillery - Captain Barney KANE, Perkins Post, Athens. Auditing Committee - S.P. GUSTIN, Luther's Mills; A.E. BENJAMIN, New Albany; R.E. DEGROFF, Camp 30, Athens.

    3 Sept 1896


    Mr. and Mrs. John WHEATLY and children, of West Sayre, are visiting at W.E. WHEATLY's this week.

    The foundation is being laid for Fuller & Webster's new shop.

    Mr. and Mrs. J.M. TOMKINS returned home last Thursday. They attended the encampment at Athens and report a good time.

    Mrs. J.P. KILMER, of Shunk, visited at F.A. BOYLE's and J.M. TOMKINS last Friday.

    Mrs. F.C. BEINLICH is visiting her parents at Lake Run.

    Nelson TOMKINS and C.H. LITTLE have returned to Scranton. They are a part of the faculty in Williams Business College at that place.

    Miss Emma WHEELER and Mrs. Lulu CAMPBELL, of Shunk, spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Anna MAGUIRE.

    O.W. BENNETT and wife visited relatives in Colley last Sunday.

    Ulysses BIRD, one of the congressional conferees, left Monday evening for Danville to attend the conference Tuesday.

    Mrs. Geo. C. BIRD is visiting friends at Picture Rocks.

    Miss Phoebe DICKENSON, of Shunk, is visiting friends here.

    Mrs. Sarah WATERS and husband, of Hudson, Iowa, are visiting their many friends in Sullivan County.

    Rev. S.F. FRAZIER and family are visiting Rev. FRAZIER's parents at Ithaca, N.Y.

    J.J. WEBSTER raised 480 bushels of oats from seven and one half acres. Who can do better?

    Mrs. Orrin J. LITTLE and children, of Williamsport, are visiting relatives here and at Forksville.

    Rev.S.BEDFORD has just returned home having been in (New) York State for nearly a month, assisting in revival work.

    Mrs. BRYAN, who resided with her son John BRYAN on Green Mountain, died August 22. The funeral services were held on Monday the 24th. Interment at Hillsgrove.

    Irwin WOODHEAD, who has completed a course of four years at the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, has passed a very creditable examination before the state board and has entered into partnership with Dr. W.F. RANDALL for the practice of his profession. It is whispered that Dr. RANDALL has had the offer of a good position and leaves about New Year’s.


    R.S. FANNING and daughter Loie, Leon CAMPBELL and others attended the recent G.A.R. encampment at Athens.

    The ice cream festival held at W.B. PORTER's on Saturday evening, the 22nd, was a splendid success and netted $13.50 for the benefit of the Rev. J. PRICE.

    Leon CAMPBELL is treating all the boys to a smoke. What's in the wind, Leon?

    Herbert HILL, Leon ALBERT and Leon CAMPBELL leave Tuesday next to attend the fall and winter term at the Mansfield State Normal School.

    Mail carrier George W. BRENCHLEY has bought the Hopper farm of George SNYDER of Forksville and will take possession October 1st.

    A.L. MORGAN has bought the George BRENCHLEY house and lot at Shunk and will move there about October 15th.

    L.H. DICKERSON returned home last week from Potter County.

    Miss Nellie BIRD of Estella, entertained the patrons of the ice cream festival with song and music. She is a favorite here and her song "In Their Minds" was the hit of the evening.

    A.E. CAMPBELL is rapidly recovering from a serious attack of sore eyes. He lays his cure almost entirely to bicycle riding and the curative effect of sand on the eyes when you take a header and plow up the earth for a rod or more. He is enthusiastic in praise of the remedy and heartily recommends it for others - he has had enough of it himself.


    J.W. KLINGLER and wife were visiting in this community on Thursday.

    Geo. HARTZIG and wife Sundayed with Hiram LONG.

    Mr. MANVILLE, of Towanda, was visiting in this vicinity a few days last week.

    Miss Nellie SMITH returned to Lopez.

    Joseph YANNEY lost a valuable horse on Saturday night.

    Horace SICK has returned from the Institute for a few days.

    Mrs. Leo SICK and daughter P. KINSLEY, and J.E. GROSS and wife, Sundayed with J.K. BIRD's at Millview.

    Henry RINEBOLD, Wm. SMITH, and Geo. HARTZIG lent a helping hand to roof the church at Germany on Saturday.

    Mr. POWERS and family returned to New York after spending a few weeks with Peter MCDONALD.

    Joseph SICK will have a stone bee September 3rd.


    Guy YONKIN of Forksville, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Frank RICHLIN.

    Miss Mary KASHINKA, of Berwick, formerly of this place, is visiting her many friends here.

    Dennis CARROLL, of Athens, is visiting his brother and sister in this place.

    Patrick MCKERNAN, an aged gentleman, is lying very low at this writing.

    Miss Celia LYNCH, of Towanda, spent a few days with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. SCANLIN.

    Miss Susie NORTH died Wednesday afternoon, August 26, of consumption. Her remains were laid at rest in the Cumiskey cemetery Friday. She leaves parents, two brothers and four sisters to mourn her loss.

    Miss Ella MURPHY will teach the winter term of school at Waltman Hill; Edgar JONES, Browns; Alonson WEED, Bahr; and Effa KENYON, French Creek.


    A.A. COLLINS, of Forksville was here Friday.

    Geo. W. GLIDEWELL, of Eldredsville, was in town Saturday.

    Adolph KLINE, David GALLON and Misses Essie and Rose KLINE, of Wilkes-Barre, stopped at this place Thursday to visit at B. KLINE's on their way home from a two week's visit at the 'Mere.

    Kipp & Kizer will close out their lumber business at Newell as soon as possible, probably three or four months, and Mr. KIZER will give his undivided attention to the Towanda water works, which the firm bought a few weeks ago. It is a good firm and we regret that they find it necessary to leave Sullivan county.

    When the Walter L. MAIN circus was at Canandaigua recently, an Iceland pony mare gave birth to a colt which is the smallest specimen of horse flesh on record so far as we know. It weighed 8 1/2 pounds, measured 18 inches from the end of its nose to the tip of its tail and stood 2 3/4 hands high. It was taken to the depot in a market basket.

    A.G.LITTLE of Forksville, was in town Monday.

    Mrs. Geo. C. JACKSON is visiting in Philadelphia.

    Wm. BOYD, of Merchantsville, N.J., is visiting here.

    M. ORTLEIB of Lestershire, N.Y., spent Sunday in this place.

    R.L. MARKS left Monday morning for Danville, his future home.

    Mrs. Geo. DEEGAN is visiting friends in Wilkes-Barre and Plymouth.

    Rev .J.W. KLINGLER exchanged pulpits Sunday with Rev. FAGLE, of Sayre.

    Editor WING, of Laporte, hovered around this place several days last week.

    George BRADLEY, salesman for R.L. MARKS, will retain his position and go with Mr. MARKS to Danville.

    Geo. H. WELLES, of Wyalusing, is to build a private water works system on the south side of the creek at Wyalusing, where his residence is situated. He will also supply those of his neighbors who cannot be reached by the borough mains.

    The Democrats of Bradford county have made the following nominations;

    Congressman - D.C.DEWITT, Towanda

    Sheriff - F.J. KROOM, Athens

    Register and Recorder - C.F. PARK, Athens

    Commissioners - J.M. AYRES, North Towanda

    Geo. M. DECKER, Towanda

    Auditors - C.H. DONOVAN, Tuscarora

    A.H. KINGSBURY, Towanda

    James DONAHOE died at is residence in this town Sunday, August 30, 1896, aged 82 years. The funeral and interment Tuesday morning, September 1, was largely attended by the friends and relatives of the deceased. His wife survives him. Of his children, Timothy and John live in Dushore and a married daughter in Philadelphia, and Lucy of Lopez. He had been in poor health for a number of years.

    Following is a list of letters remaining uncalled for at the Lopez post office at the close of business August 31, 1896:

    Edgar WILBER

    Moses C. JOHNSON

    Charles KNAPP


    James JOHNSON

    S.M. SITES

    John HAMMOND

    Bell LANTZ

    Last Friday, Fred MANVILLE rode from Dushore to Towanda, a distance of twenty one miles, on his bicycle in one hour and fifty minutes.

    10 Sept 1896


    Mrs. Hannah HAUGHEY of Ohio is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charles WARREN.

    William ALBERTS and family will move to Mansfield in the near future.

    Olan WILLIAM has been clearing up a slashing between his place and W.E. PORTER's and during the week lost a pocket book containing $2 in silver. Olan don't care so much about the amount but, on the political affiliations, hates to lose that kind of currency.

    Rena LETTS has been visiting her parents and friends at Shunk.

    R.S.FANNING and Squire KILMER were in Dushore and Laporte last week.

    W.E. PORTER is on the sick list from his old ailment. We hope it will not prove serious this time.

    Leon CAMPBELL and Miss Lulu WRIGHT, both of Shunk, were married in Elmira by the Rev. MOORE on August 14th. We extend our congratulations to the young couple and wish them a long, happy, and useful life.


    Henry and Charles LUCKE of Baltimore are visiting friends in Western Sullivan and breathing the pure air from the hemlocks.

    Mrs. Emma, and Carl BIRD are visiting friends at Williamsport.

    Fuller & Webster are putting up a large building 24 x 40 feet. The first story will be used as a blacksmith shop and wagon shop, the second floor for a hall. The first grade of our school will be held there the coming term.

    M.O. BARNES is thrashing and cutting ensilage here.

    J.J. WEBSTER is filling his silo.

    J.M. OSLER is building a silo.


    Mrs. Anthony DEMPSEY and Mrs. Mark SMITH were called to Lopez on Saturday on account of the illness of Mrs. MCGEE.

    Theodore KASHINKA, Miss Fannie BIRD, Emma YONKIN and Alveretta CONNER were visiting at Edward YONKIN's on Sunday.

    Mrs. Mollie MURPHY and friends, of Scranton, were visiting at Mrs. Mark SMITH's.

    Howard LITZLEMAN, of Sheshequin, was visiting in this vicinity Monday.

    The dance Friday evening at C.S. SICK's hall was a success.

    Mrs. DOYLE, of Wilkes-Barre, was visiting at Thomas DOYLE's recently.

    Mrs. Samuel HUNSINGER is on the sick list.


    J.M. OSLER of Lincoln Falls was in town Monday.

    Burgess COLES is repainting his handsome residence on Church street.

    E.J. MULLEN, of Laporte, spent Sunday in Dushore,

    Miss Hattie KRAUSE, of Osceola, has accepted a position as book keeper at Cole's Hardware.

    Llewllyn MOYER, of this place, is teaching school in Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming county.

    John DEEGAN, for the last three years assistant station agent at this place, goes to Tunkhannock as night operator, and George FORREST, of that place takes his place here.

    Q.A. KLINE met with a painful accident yesterday morning, being thrown from his bicycle while crossing the railroad track. One of the pedals struck him on the shinbone cutting a gash that necessitated several stitches by a physician.

    John VAUGHN is building a cozy dwelling on the hill near the schoolhouse.

    Judge FAIRCHILD, who has been very sick for several weeks, is very much better at present.

    Mrs. W.G. CAMPBELL and two children, of Monroeton, visited at John CAMPBELL's last week.

    Dr. THOMSON, of Luzerne borough, was visiting his brother, James THOMSON, in this place last week.

    M.D.SWARTZ went to Deckertown, New Jersey, last Friday to see his aged father. He returned Sunday Evening.

    The MOTT family will hold their second annual reunion at the farm of H.K.MOTT in Leroy, Saturday, September 12.

    Editor CRUSER of the Montrose Democrat has been presented by the Democrats of Susquehanna county as their choice for congress.

    Eighteen years ago, four teachers were required in the East Smithfield, Bradford county grade school; now, only two are employed.

    Miss Ella SWEENEY, who has been visiting relatives in Philadelphia for the past five months, returned to her home in Cherry Mills Monday.

    John E. GALLAGHER has resigned his place as Commissioner's Clerk at Laporte to accept a more lucrative position as bookkeeper for the Union Tanning Company at Muncy Valley. He has been an efficient and gentlemanly clerk and it is doubtful if any one can do better. Harry SPENCER, of Laporte, is the new clerk.

    The Wilkes-Barre Record's Meshoppen correspondent sends the following: "The remains of Fred MANSELL, aged 21 years, were buried in the LACEYVILLE CEMETERY on Sunday Afternoon. His disease was paralysis of the heart, occasioned by riding to Binghamton and back on his bicycle. He was sick from Wednesday until Friday."

    The Bradford county Prohibitionists last Saturday declined an invitation to come into the Democratic fold and nominated their own ticket as follows:

    Representatives - Dana H. KEELER, Smithfield; Martin FEE, Camptown; W.V.BACON, Canton

    Sheriff - John BEECHER, LeRaysville.

    Prothonotary – Samuel WILLIAMS, New Albany

    Register and Recorder - P.A. SMITH, Camptown

    Treasurer - E.M. STYLES, Athens

    Commissioners - F.J.CHAMPLIN, Orwell; Collin WOOD, Smithfield

    Auditors - A.W.WOOD, Herrick, Seymour JENNY, Ulster.

    Coroner - Dr. H.W. CHAMPLIN, Towanda.

    Sheriff WELLER, of Bradford county, proposes to run the county jail himself. A prisoner named TURNER, awaiting trial for burglary, broke up his iron window sash, making a very formidable club. Then he pounded on the door and invited the Sheriff to enter and have his head smashed. The Sheriff requested him to deliver the club, and when he refused, opened fire with his revolver. One grazed the prisoner's left wrist, the other grazed across the chest from left to right and passed through the fleshy portion of the right arm. The club was dropped, the wounds received surgical attention, and burglar TURNER went to the solitary cell to reflect on the evil of his ways.

    Mrs. Charles YETTER died at Williamsport, Wednesday, September 2, aged about 40 years. A husband, but no children, survive her. Her maiden name was Elizabeth LITZLESWOPE, a sister of Joseph LITZLESWOPE, of Cherry, and she had many friends and relatives in this vicinity who sincerely regret her death in the fullness of womanhood.

    A number of the citizens of Leroy are about to put in a system of water works, the water to be taken from a never failing spring on the hill back of the town.

    John COYLE is building an addition to his house on Cherry Street.

    There will be a picnic in Reuben THRASHER's grove at Colley, Wednesday, September 16, 1896, under the management of Prof. SADLER's Band. The tables and stands will be run for the benefit of the church. A good time is guaranteed. There will be two concerts by SADLER's band at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

    Wm. GIBBS

    J.S. MCHENRY, Com.

    Prof. C.R. SADLER

    Editor's Note: The preceding may be the band members.


    The schools of Terry Township opened last Monday for a six months term.

    Christian ILL has purchased the J.A. GOULD farm, 61 acres; consideration $950.

    Geo RACE has moved from Athena into Washington STRONG's tenant house on Norway Ridge.

    Miss Grace WINTERMUTE, of Norway Ridge, will spend the winter with her aunt at Waterbury, Conn.

    A. Scott VIALL has gone to Factoryville, Wyoming County, to attend school in the Keystone Academy.

    R.E.FOX and wife were calling on friends at Cumiskey and attended church there last Sunday.

    Alonson WEED and mother, of French Creek, were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. O.W. KINNE on Norway Ridge recently.

    J.A. BIENER and family and Joseph BUTTS and family were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. John TITCHEN at Marshview last week.

    Miss Mary E. HAGGERTY will teach the Viall Hill school instead of Miss Carrie TITCHEN, and Miss Mary HUFFMAN will teach the Turrell, school instead of Miss Mary HORTON, as stated in our last letter.

    The entertainment at the Wellstown school house at Rienzi last Friday evening was a grand success and was largely attended. Superintendent James MCDOWELL, Jr., was general manager; the proceeds of the evening were $10.90 for the Sunday school.

    J.A. BIENER, assessor, has completed the September registry of voters of Terry Township, and reports 358 voters; 38 from this number are new voters, having moved into the Township since the December assessment. Number of births from December 1895 up to September 3, 1896, 19; deaths, 8.

    A very fine McKinley and Hobart pole-- ninety feet in length, all in one, no splicing - was raised at Wells mill in Terry Township last week Friday afternoon. There was a large crowd gathered to hear the question of today discussed. The speakers were Messrs. M.E. LILLEY of Towanda and R.S. EDMINISTON of Ulster.

    Departed this life at the residence of her father, James NORTH, at South Ridge, in Terry Township, on Wednesday, August 26, 1896, Miss Susie NORTH, of consumption, aged 22 years. The funeral services were held at the St. Francis' church at Cumiskey, where mass was celebrated by Rev. P.C. HURST, who made some very fine remarks touching upon the beauties of death when one dies as she did trusting in her Savior and resigned to the holy will of God. Her pall bearers being of her own choice were: Gwen (?), (?)MCKERNAN, Hugh MCENERNEY, Patrick BYRON, Frank BRENNAN, Michael ROUSE, Henry BARRETT and Phillip CANE. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their affliction.

    17 Sept 1896


    A sabbath school picnic was held by Bethel school on Saturday, September 12th. It was well attended. Addresses were delivered by Rev.S. LAND and Rev. S.F. FRAZIER.

    Geo. C. BIRD roasted three sheep, barbecue style, for the picnic at Hillsgrove last Saturday.

    Mrs. Susan BROWN has been visiting friends in Columbia county for the last three weeks.

    Cyrus A. BOYLE is canvassing for the lives of the prospective presidents and vice presidents.

    Jennings and Plotts are putting in a cider mill at the creamery and will have it in operation in a few days. Apples are so plentiful that they will no doubt be kept busy for the next six weeks.

    Floyd, son of Wm. T. MORE, fell from a scaffold, a distance of 15 feet, to the barn floor breaking his shoulder and injuring himself severely. Drs. RANDALL and WOODHEAD are in attendance.

    Born - Friday morning to Mr. and Mrs. S.C. VARGASON, an eleven pound girl.

    Wm. E. WHEATLEY will conduct the eating house on the fair ground.

    Mrs. Sarah KING, now of Towanda, is back to her old home here visiting friends. She will remain about a month.


    Mrs. HOLISTER and children, of Mt. Carmel, who have been spending a few weeks at Thomas CAVANAUGH's, have returned home.

    Mrs. C.S. SICK returned home after spending a few weeks at Phillipsburg, N.J. and Easton and Sunbury, Pa.

    Fred STARK returned home after spending a week at Mt. Jewett and Kane, Pa.

    Mrs. Mark SMITH left Monday to visit her brother at Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Mrs. Samuel HUNSINGER, who has been sick, is improving.

    The logging at Anthony DEMPSEY's was very largely attended.

    C.S. SICK has been making cider this past week.


    Miss Ida TINKLEPAUGH, who has been spending a while with her friends in this place, has returned to Laporte.

    George FARRELL and wife of Dushore called on friends here recently.

    Some of the young people here attended the party Wednesday evening at Frank LUSCH's.

    Mrs. George KARGE is on the sick list.

    Misses Mary GALLAGHER and Mary KERNAN, who have been at Eaglesmere, have returned to their homes in this place.

    There are a number engaged in cutting stone on the farm of H.H. RING.

    Miss Lizzie DOHM is visiting her brother at Dushore.


    For sale: One three horse thrashing machine in good order. Guy BAKER, Dushore, Pa.

    Maynard STAFFORD (?), of Wyalusing, is visiting friends in town.

    Mr. and Mrs. J.D. REESER are in New York buying their fall and winter stock of dry goods and millinery.

    C.S. HOLCOMBE and family and B.V. HOLCOMB attended the 2nd annual reunion of the MOTT family at LeRoy last Saturday.

    Elmira is again afflicted with typhoid fever. During August, there were 24 cases reported to the board of health, and during September, 7 cases. The cause is said to be city water.

    Judge METZGER of Lycoming has appointed a commissioner to survey and mark the line separating the counties of Lycoming and Tioga. Commissioners will also be appointed from Tioga County.

    Samuel IRVINE, of Liberty Corners, died suddenly Tuesday evening, September 8th, at his home in that place, of heart disease. He was 56 years of age and leaves a wife and one daughter to mourn his loss. He was a cousin to Dr. U.M. PRATT of this place.

    The sum of $69,790.94 will be divided among the widows and children of the Twin Shaft victims at Pittston, 120 in number, at the rate of $60 per year to the children until they arrive at the age of 12 and $120 per year to widows until death or re-marriage. It is thought the fund will last for ten years.

    There are 780 scholars enrolled in the Towanda free schools the present term.

    The annual reunion of the Third Heavy Artillery and the 188th infantry will be held at Williamsport, September 24 and 25.

    Charles J. BROWN, of Forks Township, died suddenly Saturday, September 12, from the effects of a sunstroke received some time ago. The funeral was held Tuesday, with interment at Forksville. We have been unable to learn further particulars.

    Mrs. Ambrose E. FARRELL bought the furniture and fixtures of Hotel Lopez, at the sale September 15, has rented the building for one year, and will hereafter be the sole proprietor of that popular hostelry. The license will be transferred at the approaching term of court.

    Mr. M.A. SCUREMAN, of this place, and Miss Blanche AVREY, of Wilmot Township, were married today (Wednesday) at the home of the bride's parents. The groom is an industrious young man of good habits and the bride is as good as she is beautiful. The young people will accept our congratulations.

    Word reached here Tuesday of the death at Cortez, Pa. of James MURRAY, formerly of Lopez. He was married to Miss Ida SCHOCK of Lopez less than a year ago . It will be remembered by his many friends that he was head clerk for Clark Bros. and went with them when they moved from Lopez to Cortez.

    Mary C.FINAN went to New York Monday.

    R.S. MATHERS, of Forksville, was in town Monday.

    E.G. SYLVARA went to New York Monday morning.

    Eldredge VANDYKE, of East Canton, was in town Monday.

    Dr. W.B. KELLY, the Towanda dentist, will be in town next week.

    Mr. and Mrs. T. FINKEL, of Lopez, are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine boy, born Saturday morning.

    Edward CARROLL, of this place, has a position in Dr. H.C. PORTER and Son's store, where he will learn to be a druggist.

    Rev. J.W.KLINGLER left Monday morning for Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pa. where the Danville Conference will hold its fall convention.

    Superintendent MEYLERT will accept our thanks for a copy of his annual report for the year ending June 1, 1896. It is the first printed report of the kind, as far as we are aware, to come from the hands of a superintendent of schools in Sullivan county. It is carefully compiled and neatly printed.

    The large St. Bernard dog owned by the late Father CONNOLLY of Blossburg, died on Wednesday. The dog evidently died of grief for his late master, fo,r since the death of Rev. CONNOLLY, the faithful beast has kept up a hunt for him, and when his search was unrewarded, he refused to eat and laid down and died.

    At the recent thirteenth annual reunion of the Sixth Pennsylvania Reserves, held at Bloomsburg, Pa. it was decided to hold the next reunion at Towanda in 1897. The following officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year. President, Major W.H.H. GORE (?); secretary, O.D. LYON; treasurer, L.D. FORREST. The president and secretary were empowered to fix the date for the next meeting and notify all the members.


    Romy RICHLIN and aunt, Mrs. Frank RICHLIN, spent Saturday and Sunday at Charles YONKIN's near Forksville.

    Lawrence FINAN and wife, of Dushore, visited relatives here Sunday.

    Mrs. Henry OBERT spent Sunday at home.

    Miss May QUINN is spending some time with her mother here. She expects to return to Towanda soon.

    Mrs. John WAPLES spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. George DOHM, at Dushore.

    Patrick MCKERNAN is very poorly at this writing.

    Wm. MEYERS, of Lee Settlement, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Ed MILLHEIM, at Hatch Hill.

    Mr. ARNOLD, of Monroeton, and Miss Victoria SCOTT, of Laddsburg, were married recently.

    Miss Mary KASHINKA is visiting her brother, Robert KASHINKA, in Cherry.

    Editor NEWELL and children passed through this place Sunday.

    24 Sept 1896


    The Fox District Sabbath School Convention held at Shunk on the 9th inst. was well attended by the general public as well as by local and visiting delegates. The meeting was called to order for the forenoon session by District President W.E.PORTER. Opening hymn "Hold the Fort"; prayer by Benjamin TRIPPE; W.E. PORTER was re-elected district president; Mrs. W.B. NORTON, secretary; B.E. BOHN, treasurer. After the election of officers, the exercises were continued by singing "Rescue the Work, O Lord," followed by an address of welcome by W.E. PORTER. Response by Rev. S. LAND, of Forksville. "The Importance of the Sunday School," was discussed by Benjamin TRIPPE and A.A. COLLINS. The afternoon session was called to order at 1:30 o'clock with prayer by Rev. S. LAND and hymn, "All thy way my Savior lead me." An address on the growth of Sunday school and work by A.A.COLLINS was listened to with attention by all. Rev. S.LANE ably discussed the subject of what lesson leaves should be used and benefit of lesson helps, and was followed by A.A.COLLINS on the same subject. Sunday schools as they were 30 years ago, was an interesting reminiscence by Benjamin TRIPP. After a number of other talks, the exercises were closed by singing of hymn "God be with you 'till we meet again," and benediction by Rev .S. LANE.

    Squire KILMER made a flying trip to Dushore Wednesday last and returned by Hillsgrove where he took a number of depositions in a case to come up in the next court.

    James MORGAN and Sophronia LEONARD, both of Shunk, were united in marriage by Squire KILMER on the 12th inst. The young couple are deserving of happiness and we wish them every success throughout life.

    W.E. PORTER was on a business trip to Elmira last week.

    J.H. CAMPBELL and wife were in attendance at the Canton fair.

    Wm. ROBERTS has returned from a trip to Danville and Harrisburg where he has been looking up evidence for an increase of pension.

    Mrs. Elisha FANNING is again seriously sick. Her affliction, extending over so long a time, has aroused the sympathy of all.

    Miss Minnie and Aaron BENNETT, of Eaglesmere, were in Dushore on the 2nd last.


    Mr. Patrick MCKERNAN, an aged and highly respected citizen of Wilmot Township, passed to his eternal rest Tuesday evening, at the advanced age of 81 years. He leaves to mourn his loss an aged wife, two sons and one daughter, all of whom are married. Interment at St. Basil's cemetery, Friday.

    Mrs. R. CUMMISKEY is having her barn rebuilt.

    Mr. Frank MIDDENDORF had a corn cutting bee Tuesday and a party in the evening that was much enjoyed by those present.

    Mrs. WALTHAM of Plymouth, is visiting her brother, James CARROLL and sisters here.

    Willie MCKERNAN is quite low with typhoid fever.

    Mrs. Joseph HESTED died last Monday and was buried at Laddsburg, Wednesday. Deceased was an exemplary lady. She leaves to mourn her departure, a husband, one son and two daughters. May God comfort the bereaved.


    Samuel SMITHGALL and wife, of Hillsgrove, were visiting at Joseph SICK's on Saturday and Sunday.

    Lloyd MCCARTY and family of Dushore were visiting at George YONKIN's on Sunday.

    Guy SICK of Dushore was visiting his parents at this place Sunday.

    Lawrence FINAN and George FARRELL of Dushore were here on business last week.

    Edward YONKIN and family attended the KASHINKA-CONNER wedding last week.

    Mrs. Peter YONKIN was visiting at this place last week.

    Misses Blanche and Edna SICK called at Miss Dora RAHM's Sunday.

    The strange case of George W. BRADY, colored, who died at Williamsport, will prove one of the wonders of medical history. He was a man of immense stature and strength, but gave up work recently on account of enlargement of the heart. A post mortem examination was found that his heart weighed twenty-eight ounces, three times that of normal. His skull was very thin, and in his brain were found three separate pieces of bone, one of them 2 1/4 by one inch. This was pure, hard bone, something never before found in the human brain and caused the loss of memory.


    Perhaps some of the readers of the Review have been wondering what has become of Margaret. Well the fact of it is we have been taking an outing. Tuesday, August 18, we took the 5:16 train in company with Mr. and Mrs. Henry HOTTENSTEIN, of Spring Lake Mission, enroute for Noxen, Wyoming county. We were met at the station by Rev. J.R. BOTTS and son and taken to their home about one half mile distant, where we stayed until the afternoon of the following day, when we were taken to Orcutt's Grove a little more than a mile from Noxen, where for the next ten days we attended the annual camp meeting of the M.P. church. The ministers of the Pennsylvania conference were most of them present as follows: Rev. R.B. BELLAS, President of the conference, Beaumont; Rev. J.R. BOTTS, of Noxen; G.P. MILL, of Shickshinny; S. MCLAIN, of Reyburn; C.W. MCALLISTER of Lopez; James CAIRNS, of Ledgedale; G.W. YOULLS, of Coles Creek; P.O. VARKER, of Lee; J.C. JOHNSON, of Harvey's Lake; S.D. FISK of New Albany; L.B. CRAMER, of Daleville; Mrs. Sophia HOTTENSTEIN of Spring Lake; besides a number of local preachers and Dr. J.L. KILGORE, of Wilkes-Barre, member of Maryland conference; T.C. CAIRNS and W.M. RANDLES, of Adrian College.

    Mary A., little 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. YAW, of Barbours Mill, is spending some time with her grandparents in this place.

    Mr. J.M. MOLYNEUX and daughters are visiting friends at Granville.

    Mrs. Henry MARCY, of Monroeton, spent Sunday at F.L. TAYLOR's.

    Mrs. S.D. FISK was taken very sick on Saturday but is better at this writing.

    The following young people have left town again for the winter; Miss Gertrude SAXE, to resume her studies at Shroop; Miss Lillian SMITH, to teach at Heelerville; Miss Maud HARSHBERGER and Rex WILCOX, to resume their studies at Bradford, and Decater MILLER, for State College.

    G.L. NORTON and Miss Winifred FAWCETT spent last week in New York.

    Chester CAREY started for Williamsport, Monday, where he will be treated for rheumatism.

    Frank CAMPBELL, of Lopez, spent Sunday with his parents here.

    The friends of Miss Agnes SCHULTZ, who is sick at Dushore, are glad to hear of her improvement.

    Miss Emily COVEY, of Golden Hill, is visiting at Samuel SHAFFER's.

    Mrs. Lizzie BENNETT is visiting at Evergreen.

    Willie SHAFFER returned last week from Potter County, sick with quinsy.


    Rev. Father KELLY, of Towanda, was in town last Thursday.

    P.M. TAYLOR and sister Mable, of Muncy Valley, spent Sunday at C.M. CROLL's

    Mrs. C.M. CROLL is attending the Hughesville fair and visiting friends at Williamsport.

    Hon. John WANAMAKER, Homer GREENE, of Honesdale, and Hon. James H. CODDING will address a meeting at Tunkhannock, Friday of this week.

    Charles LANDON, one of our wagonmakers, finds business so good that he has moved his family from Laporte to this place and occupies part of the PFLAUM house on Railroad Street.

    Last Thursday being Yom Kippur, the places of business of our Jewish citizens were religiously closed. Messrs. LEVERTON and GOLDSTEIN, of Morris LEVERTON & Co., had taken the Wednesday evening train for Towanda, and thieves took advantage of their absence to enter the store and steal a quantity of clothing, shoes, hats, etc. Shortly after nine o'clock Thursday morning, Geo. W. JACKSON discovered by looking through the glass, that the interior of the store was sadly disarranged, the money drawer on the floor, the tables uncovered and the show window disarranged. Officer MIDDENDORF was sought and an investigation disclosed that the robbers had effected an entrance by removing a window in the coal cellar, going up the cellar stairs, cutting through the panel of the door at the top and drawing the bolt by reaching through. A telegram was set to Mr. LEVERTON and both members of the firm came home on the noon train. An examination disclosed that the thieves had taken 12 suits of clothe, 7 pairs of shoes, 5 woolen shirt, 12 hats, a box of neckties, a number of pairs of socks and small change left in the money drawer. About a cart load of goods were piled in the cellar way, where the thieves had evidently sorted them over. Their judgment was excellent, for they had taken the very best. There was no clue whatever to the guilty parties.

    We clip the following from the Hammond correspondence of the Wellsboro Agitator. Mrs. DEGROTE will be well remembered by most of the people in Dushore, where she lived for a number of years; "Mrs. Mary DEGROTE died at the home of her son in this place Saturday evening, the 5th inst, of a complication of diseases, after being sick just one week. She was born at Schull, County Cork, Ireland, February 13th, 1829 and had resided in this country since 1847. One son survives her, J.E. DEGROTE, of this place. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. The funeral service was held in St. Peter's Catholic Church at Wellsboro last Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Father MANLEY officiating. The interment was in the Catholic cemetery in Wellsboro."

    Married at Bernice - Wednesday witnessed a merry wedding in St. Francis church at Bernice, when Mr. J.T. KELLIHER of Wellsburg, N.Y., was united in holy wedlock with Miss Margaret MCGEEBER of Bernice. Mr. KELLIHER is a telegraph operator at Wellsburg and a young man of gentlemanly manners and fine appearance.

    The bride is one of the most popular young ladies of Bernice. The newly married couple will visit Dubois, Punxsutawney and New York City before returning to their future home at Wellsburg.

    Patrick MCKERNAN of Albany Township, died Tuesday, September 15, aged 81 years, and was buried at this place Friday, September 18. Deceased was a native of Ireland but had lived in this country for over 50 years, and was a highly respected citizen. His aged wife and a number of children survive him. The funeral was very largely attended.

    Mrs. Wm. J. KISNER, of Colley, died September 17, aged 66 years, and was buried at St. John's church in Wilmot, Saturday, September 19. Deceased leaves a husband and five children to mourn the loss of an excellent wife and kind mother. The funeral was largely attended by friends and relatives, Rev. J.W. KLINGLER officiating.

    Charles BRYANT died at his home in Towanda Sunday evening, aged about 40 years. Last Fourth of July he had the misfortune to lose his left hand through the explosion of a cannon cracker, and never recovered from the shock. He leaves a wife but no children.

    Mrs. George ALBERT, of Cherry, left Tuesday for Payette, Idaho, to spend the winter with her son, Prof. M.F. ALBERT. She will also visit her brother, Judge BARTCH, in Salt Lake City. We wish her a pleasant journey and a safe return.

    Asa G. LITTLE of Forksville, was in town Tuesday.

    A.B. KILMER of Shunk was in town last Thursday.

    Mrs. Peter GILMORE and son are visiting relatives in Lancaster county.

    Misses Eliza QUIGLEY, of Towanda, and Jennie DONAHOE, of Pittston, spent Sunday at Alphonsus WALSH's.

    Miss Alveretta CONNOR and Mr. Theodore KASHINKA were married at the home of the bride's parents, in Cherry Township, Thursday, September 17, a large number of the friends and relatives being invited to help celebrate the joyous event. The young people will accept our sincere congratulations and best wishes for their future success in life.

    Mr. and Mrs. L. FENERSTEIN, of Chicago, Ill., are visiting Rev. X.A. KAIER, in this place. Mr. FENERSTEIN and Father KAIER were boys together in St. Clair, this state, and it is with considerable satisfaction that they now meet in the evening of life and talk of their youth in the days gone by. Mr. FENERSTEIN was here nine years ago, and is astonished at the improvement in the place and the amount of business transacted. He expects to remain for two weeks.

    Some excitement was occasioned Saturday night by a horse stealing case. A horse belonging to Fred GLOVER, a commercial traveler, was taken from the sheds in the rear of REESER's store about 8 o'clock. Constable BUCK was interested, and in company with the owner started in pursuit. A little this side of Laddsburg they met the horse coming home alone. Some foot weary individual undoubtedly borrowed the animal to help him on his way, and having made use of him turned him loose to find his way home. It is doubtful if he is ever caught, but he ought to be, and severely punished.

    Mr. and Mrs. S. SHAFFER were calling on friends in Overton Sunday.

    Last Monday night, September 14, occurred the death of Mrs. Joseph HESTED after a long and painful illness. Bright's disease being the cause of her death. She was 54 years of age and leaves a husband, one son, and two daughters, and a host of friends who will sadly miss a loving wife, mother and friend. She was a consistent member of the Women's Relief Corps and the Women's Christian Temperance Union, from whose ranks she will be greatly missed. The funeral was held Wednesday at the house, Rev. SMITH, of Towanda officiating. Interment at Laddsburg.

    1 Oct 1896


    We wish to correct last week items. Margaret was gone four weeks on her recent trip instead of two, and Miss Lillian SMITH is teaching at Keelerville instead of Heelerville.

    Mrs. Fred SHRADER and Miss Jennie NORTON are on the sick list.

    Mrs. A.A.WALTMAN, of Laddsburg, visited friends in this place last Saturday.

    Rev.Chas. WOODHEAD and wife, of Holden, Vermont, passed through this place recently on their way to visit friends at Elkhart.

    M.M. CORSON is laying the foundation for his new house on Front Street which is expected to be one of the finest in town.

    The Central New York Conference of the M.E. Church will convene at Towanda the first Wednesday in October.

    The MCKINLEY and HOBART club of this place have changed their time of meeting from Tuesday to Monday night.

    Chester CAREY, who went to Williamsport last week to be treated for rheumatism, returned a few days later without any improvement.

    Lawyer LITTLE , of Towanda, is expected to make a speech for the MCKINLEY and HOBART club Monday night, September 28.


    Miss Katie DEMPSEY, of Waverly, is spending a week with her parents in this place.

    Mrs. Mark SMITH returned home after spending ten days at Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Joseph SICK attended the Towanda fair.

    Mrs. Anthony DEMPSEY and Mrs. Fred STARK were visiting at Lopez last week.

    Jacob GRAIFLY and family, of Dushore, and Miss WOODAL, of Arnot, were the guests of C.S. SICK recently.


    Mrs. Margaret MCKERNAN, wife of the late Patrick MCKERNAN, died Wednesday, September 23, at the age of 84 years. Deceased was a kind mother and a good neighbor. Interment Saturday at St. Basils.

    Miss Tressa NORTH spent part of last week with her aunt, Mrs. KEEFE, at Overton.

    Mrs. John KINSLEY, of Lopez, attended the funeral of Mrs. MCKERNAN Saturday.


    Farm for sale near Dushore Driving Park. Good fruit. Well watered. Near Church and schools. Inquire of Guy BAKER, Dushore, Pa., or Lyman BAKER, Weston, N.Y.

    There were 14,000 people on the Towanda fai ground last Thursday to hear John WANNAMAKER speak, but not more than 3000 succeeded.

    George FORREST, the telegraph operator, has moved his family from Tunkhannock to the house on Carpenter Street owned by G.H. WELLES.

    The Canton Water Company will construct a $3,000 filter in order to furnish pure water to their patrons. The present lake water is a decoction of lily root, dead fish and frog spawn.

    Dushore Lodge, No. 494, I.O.O.F. elected the following officers at their meeting Thursday, September 24: Noble Grand - J.H.YONKIN, Vice Grand - George C. MOSIER, Assistant Secretary - A.B. MESSERSMITH, Treasurer - G.L. McHENRY, Trustee - Guy C. BAKER, Representative to Grand Lodge - P.W. HUNSINGER.

    Ben CROSSLEY, the gentlemanly teller at the First National Bank, met with an accident at New Albany last Sunday that slightly mars his personal appearance. He rounded a corner on his bicycle at a 2:19 gait and ran plump into a span of colts. Result, Ben's nose is crushed and he carries his face in a sling.

    Mr. I.M. HOAG, of this place, was on Tuesday married to Miss Bertha LEHMAN of Wyalusing. Mr. HOAG is one of our very finest young men, has a good business and fine prospects, and his wife may congratulate herself upon her excellent husband. We are totally unacquainted with the lady, but doubt not that she is all a bride ought to be - lovable and beautiful. We extend congratulations.

    A new law regarding the restriction of marriage goes into effect in New York state October 1. The law requires that marriage notices shall be filed with the city or town clerk, who shall enter on a book kept for that purpose the surname of each party, names and residences of persons married, time and place of marriage, and the name and official station of the person signing the certificate. A fee of 25 cents is allowed for this service.

    W.P. LUTZ of Bloomsburg, was last week nominated for Congress by the Prohibitionists of this district.

    The Annual Reunion of the 16th PA Cavalry with the 17th Cavalry as invited guests will take place on Thursday, October 22, 1896, at Nicholson, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

    Lawrence MURRAY of New York city who has been visiting his parents in Cherry for the last six weeks, returned home Monday evening. He is an old Review printer, and is doing well in the metropolis.

    Robert KSHINKA brought a goose egg to this office Saturday that weighed plump ten ounces and measured 11 3/4 inches in circumference. Towanda would like to get an even dozen of these eggs to present to the Troy ball club.

    Chas. MOODY spent four days on the river last week fishing between Towanda and Kerrick's camp and sadly depleted the finny tribes. He caught 208 yellow bass and 49 black bass, the entire catch aggregating 65 pounds.

    This whole County was intensely excited Saturday and Sunday over the hunt for a lost child on the mountains between the two branches of the Loyalsock. Mr. and Mrs. Will KERNAN live about two miles and a half from Ringdale. On top of the mountain, where Mr. KERNAN is clearing up a farm. the woods come close to the house, and as most of our readers know are of vast extent. About 11 o'clock Friday it was discovered that little Alma, two years and eight months old, had wandered away, and a careful search of the premises failed to find her. An alarm was immediately given and the few scattered neighbors started to hunt. Night came and no baby girl was found. The parents were nearly crazed with grief, and in response to their frantic appeals a wider alarm was given and the people for miles around engaged in the search all day Saturday. The woods for a circle of five or six miles were gone over, but to no purpose, and Saturday night's darkness almost extinguished the fires of hope in the hearts of the anxious parents. Sunday morning between five and six hundred men were on the ground. Dushore, Cherry Mills, Ringdale, Laporte and Sonestown were all well represented, as well as nearly the entire population of the farming country around. Provisions were brought and meals arranged for the now hungry and exhausted searchers and an organized and carefully conducted search was inaugurated in place of the unorganized but earnest parties of Saturday. One party of 150 men started from the house, and maintaining even distances marched to the Big Loyalsock, wheeled on their right flank and back to top of mountain. If the child was found three rifle shots in quick succession was to announce the fact. Another relay was to be ready to start on the return of the first party and bread, meat and coffee awaited the hungry hunters on their return. The band had reached the creek, wheeled and was marching back when far off to the north was heard three rifle shots, immediately repeated by those nearer, and in a few moments the woods resounded with the rapidly repeated crack of rifles and cheers of the men, as organized and unorganized parties started on a run for the place whence the first shots were heard. The child was found, and clasped in her mothers arms was pleading for food and drink, which was given sparingly for the little wanderer had been lost 52 hours and was nearly famished. Mark SMITH, almost worn out with continual hunting, had entered a house occupied by a family named MCMILLAN, about a mile and a half from KERNAN's, and was preparing to take a little rest when glancing out of the window he saw the child coming toward the house from the woods, a few rods away. Fatigue was forgotten and he seized the child and ran with all speed to its home. Bareheaded and barefooted, it was in a pitiful condition and of course unable to tell anything of its wanderings, but was in the track of the returning column and must have been found within a few hours anyhow. The latest reports are to the effect that the little one is recovering rapidly from its long fast. The loss and search will be long remembered.

    Rosa D'ERINA will give a recital for the Catholic Church. Mme. Rosa D'ERINA, the famous Irish Prima Donna, and her husband Mr. G.R. VONTOM, the well known tenor and humorist, have arranged to give one of their charming recitals in Garey's Hall, Wednesday evening, October 7th, under the auspices of the congregation of the Catholic Church. The reputation of these artists is worldwide and only a rare chance enables our citizens to have the opportunity of hearing them. Their summer home is at Towanda and they give their recital here before going to Philadelphia where they open on the 10th. Rev. Father KAIER and his people are to be congratulated on their enterprise and they are assured of a crowded house. Admission 25 cents.

    A terrific windstorm visited this section Tuesday night. The new Reformed Church on German Street, was moved about 18 inches from its foundation in a northeasterly direction and the walls and frame badly racked. The damage is serious.

    A barn belonging to Rev. X.A. KAIER was completely wrecked.

    A portion of the roof was blown from J.W. CARROLL's residence.

    The residence of James CUNNINGHAM suffered in a similar manner.

    Outhouses were demolished, fences flattened, fruit trees blown down and window blinds carried away.

    Cashier SWARTZ attended the Hughesville fair last Friday.

    Charles SCUREMAN, of Waverly, is visiting relatives here.

    Leland SYLVARA is visiting relatives and friends in Olean, NY.

    Vincent FARRELL, of Erie, is in town for a few days, visiting friends.

    Dr. William WOODRUFF of Mobile, Alabama, was in Dushore part of last week.

    Joe THOMPSON, an employee of the Long Island Railroad, is visiting his parents at Bernice.

    Miss Dora KELLER, of Mifflinville, spent last week visiting Mrs .Josiah SMITH, in this place.

    Mrs. SMITH has closed her ice cream parlors, until the summer of 1897 begins, to hatch potato bugs.

    F.W. INFIELD has moved his family from Tionesta to this place, and will occupy rooms over Sylvara's store.

    John SCHEER who is clerking for Rogers & Son of Forksville, spent Sunday with his family in this place.

    C.M. SHUMWAY has established the Weekly Vidette, at Noxen, Wyoming County. It is a six column folio and neatly printed.

    Mr. Henry HONNETTER of Conyingham, Luzerne County, will in the future make his home with his son George H. HONNETTER, in this place.

    8 Oct 1896


    The heavy rain and wind storm that passed through this part of the country last Tuesday night, September 29, will long be remembered by the people in this place. Besides causing a great deal of fright it did much damage, some of which is as follows: E.L. BOSTON's barn was blown down and his horse killed. Mr. KREWSON, who was stopping with Mr. BOSTON during the reunion, had his wagon smashed and horse injured; J.K. SYLVARA's hot house was demolished; the water company's reservoir house was turned over; a large cotton tree in the park was blown across N.L. WILCOX' cottage and crushed the wing toward the railroad; besides, many other buildings in and around town were either unroofed or blown down and also trees, fences, chimneys, etc., which made our pretty little town present rather a sad appearance the following morning.

    The scarlet fever scare has been very great in this place for the past week but the only developed case as far as we have heard is Miss Jennie NORTON.

    Henry SMITH has moved his meat market to his own building near his residence which rooms were occupied during the summer by the THRASHER sisters for ice cream parlors.

    Mrs. CAMP, of Camptown, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C.C.WOOD.

    Wm. BOYLES and wife, of Hillsgrove, were in attendance at the reunion last Tuesday.

    John B.YAW, wife and children, of Barbour Mills, are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.D. YAW in this place.

    Miss Delilah PARDOE returned to her friends at Elkland last Sunday.

    Cashes MYERS, of Ludlowville, N.Y. is visiting his old friends in this place.

    Rev. J.H. BRITTAN preached his farewell sermon Sunday night to a full house, many of whom will be sorry to have him leave us.


    Mrs. Philip SHRIMP and Miss Emma EPLER, returned home after spending a few weeks at Hamburg, Pa.

    Miss Ella SWEENEY of this place has been appointed teacher of our public school for the ensuing term.

    William DIEFFENBACH of Towanda, formerly of Cherry, called on friends at this place on Sunday.

    Andy RHOE lost a valuable cow the night of the storm.

    The bridge is much safer since the new plank has been laid.

    Mr. Wendall RICHLEY, one of our settlers, passed away last week after partaking of a hearty meal.

    Mr. Henry KRAUSE has been on the sick list for the past week.

    Miss Lizzie DEMPSY has been appointed teacher of Womple Run school.


    B.W. WILCOX of New Albany was in town Monday.

    Fred ULZ of Wilkes-Barre, was in town several days last week.

    J.S. HOFFA and Miss Mary HOFFA are in New York this week.

    Mrs. Wm. DITTERLINE and daughter Hazel, of Wilkes-Barre are visiting at John HILEMAN's.

    Alphonsus WALSH, Sullivan County's candidate for Congress, is making a tour of the lower counties and inquiring after the voters and their families.

    Mrs. L.J. CAMPBELL of Shunk, has just returned from visiting her husband, who is now attending school at the Mansfield State Normal.

    Wendall RICHLEY of Cherry township, died September 30, aged 77 years, and was buried at St. Basil's in this place October 3rd. He was sitting at the supper table when he suddenly fell off his chair and when picked up he was dead.

    Mr. J.W. ROGERS of Forksville, was taken suddenly and quite seriously ill on the fair grounds last Saturday. He was immediately removed to his home and when we left there Sunday morning was said to be resting easily. We hope the squire will speedily recover.

    Monroe H. KULP, Republican candidate for Congress, commonly called "Farmer," was in Sullivan County last Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. He has a remarkable memory for faces, and had little difficulty in recognizing those whom he met in his canvass two years ago.

    W.G. FERRELL, who has spent the last year at Rochester and East Mendon, N.Y., has returned to Forksville. We have received a letter from his employer, Mr. J.M. BRY, of the latter place, in which he speaks in the most complimentary terms of Mr. FERRELL and wishes him all success in the future.

    Ella D. wife of George L. AREY, died at Ricketts on Friday, October 2, 1896, aged 23 years. She was a daughter of Fred HUFFMASTER and leaves a husband, and one child two years old. The funeral and interment took place at Old Zion's Lutheran Church Sunday morning, Rev. J.W. KLINGLER officiating.

    E.R. WARBURTON of Campbellsville, is a man who never forgets the poor, hungry editor. Last Saturday at the fair he invited us to take a look at his prize apples - Kings, Baldwins and Spitzenbergs - and after we had duly admired them he told us they were ours to have and to hold. They have been added to our winter's supply of eatibles and when we sit by the fireplace next winter and meditatively masticate a spicy Spitzenberg, our thoughts will turn to one of the pleasantest men in Sullivan County, who remembers the poor and needy.

    The executive committee of "The Sullivan County Sabbath School Association" met in the M.E. Church at Laporte, September 24 and elected the following persons delegates to the State Sabbath School Convention to be held at Carlisle, Oct. 13, 14 and 15. Miss Harriet E. GRIMM, Laporte: A.A. COLLINS and Miss Loie BALDWIN, Forksville; Vernon HULL, Hillsgrove; Rev. S. FRAZIER, Millview; E.R. WARBURTON, Campbellville; Josiah GANSEL, Miss E. Maud MILLER and Mr. and Mrs. A.P. STARR, Muncy Valley. The next County Sunday School Convention will be held at Dushore in August 1897.

    The following letters remain uncalled for in the post office at Lopez;

    Paul MILLER (two)
    Frank RINEBOLD
    Eddie SHEAN
    William NEAL
    Thos. FRANKLIN
    Horace WESTBROOK
    M.E. TAFT
    John TRAVIS
    Benna COVEY
    George JACKSON
    Joel DUTLER
    Fisher DECKER
    Peter FOX
    T.O. ROSS

    Among the damaged buildings we failed to mention last week is J.H. YONKIN's warehouse, just below his residence. That was utterly wrecked by the storm of September 30. It is said that twenty barns were unroofed between Dushore and the river. There were probably 10 or 15 more in Cherry Township that were unroofed. It is almost impossible to schedule the damage for practically every farm was injured. Fruit trees were blown down, fences, corn, buckwheat and small buildings flattened and miscellaneous damage done that will foot up into the thousands of dollars for the County. Timber land was a heavy sufferer, and much of next season’s cut is already flat and the bark will be nearly if not quite a total loss. The storm extended from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of St Lawrence and our exchanges are full of the havoc wrought by the storm king. It was remarkable from the length of time that the wind lasted. It was almost a two hours steady blow, and everything that was at all shaky succumbed to the storm.

    We republish, by request, the following from the Punxsutawney Spirit of September 23; "It is with much pain that we express our bereavement over the loss of our friend, J.P. MURRAY, who died last Monday with diphtheria, after an illness of about ten days. Deceased was about thirty years of age, was born and educated in Bradford County, Pa., and until recently has always lived there and in Sullivan County. In his early manhood he taught school. Seven years ago he entered the employ of Clark Brothers, Lopez, Sullivan County, as clerk in their general store. After about three years in this capacity, he was given full charge of their store at that place, which position he held when he removed to this county, and took sole charge as buyer and manager of Clark, Kizer & Kipp's general mercantile business at that place. Mr. MURRAY, by his honorable course and bearing, won the esteem and confidence of all those with whom he associated. He had been married just eleven months, and leaves a young wife, nee Miss Ida B. SHOCK, his parents, and a number of brothers and sisters to mourn his loss." (see added column for October 15)

    Josiah SMITH is spending the week in Columbia County.

    S.S. MERRITHEW of Campbellville was in town Tuesday.

    Mary E. COLLINS a maiden lady of Lovelton, died October 4th aged 35 years, and was buried October 6th.

    Edward MCGOVERN, of Lancaster, a former resident of Overton, died on Thursday last at Somerset, where he had gone to visit friends. A great majority of our readers knew Mr. MCGOVERN much better than the writer and from the kindly manner in which he has always been spoken of we can but judge that his death is sincerely regretted in Sullivan County. He was a railroad contractor by occupation and was 40 years of age.

    The Lehigh Valley railroad has made arrangements for an excursion to the home of William MCKINLEY at Canton, OH, over their lines on October 15. Tickets will be sold from Easton to Sayre, the rate from Towanda being $5.90 round trip. The train will arrive in Canton Friday forenoon and the delegation will listen to an address by Major MCKINLEY and leave in the afternoon for home, arriving Saturday morning, the 17th.

    Children of veterans of the late war are entitled to peculiar school privileges in Pennsylvania under the operation of a law passed at the last session of the legislature. It is not generally known that children of old soldiers are entitled to free instruction in any school district without the necessity of having a residence in the district in which the tuition is obtained. For example, the child of an old soldier living in Forks might demand and obtain admission to the school in Dushore without changing his residence. Dushore might, however, demand a fee from the Forks district for the tuition of such pupils, the fee to be determined by the cost per pupil to the town. If the provisions of this act were generally known, it is probable that not a few would take advantage of the opportunity to get better school privileges than their own districts now afford them.


    An unprecedented wind and rain storm visited this section early Wednesday morning and continued nearly two hours. The wind blew a perfect gale, playing havoc with buildings, orchards, fences, corn and other grain still in the fields. We believe that at least one half of the fences in the township were blown down. The barn of F.A. BOYLE was almost completely ruined. His buckwheat, which had been thrashed, but was laying on the barn floor, was over half lost. Allen LITTLE's barn was unroofed. Mrs. George MEYER's timber was nearly all blown down. George C. BIRDSALL, Chauncy B. WHEATLEY and Cyrus ROSBACK each had fine sugar camps blown down. Samuel BEDFORD, Albert KAY, Charles KILMER, John MULLAN, Henry E. FAWCETT, J.F. MULLAN, Frank BAHL and David MCCARTY each had barns or stables partially or wholly unroofed. S.S. ROGERS had a fine piece of hemlock timber blown down. David MOLYNEAUX in Forks township had two barns partially unroofed and much timber blown down; loss probably $1000. E.S. RINEBOLD lost about five hundred dollars by timber being blown down and his planing mill racked. We have been unable to get a full report of the loss, but are happy to say that no loss of life or injury to any person occurred. Many families retreated to their cellars and other places for safety.

    A three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.C.J. FULLER died Sunday and was buried at Estella on Monday.

    Mrs. Henry E. GILBERT of Forksville, died at the residence of Isaac ROGERS on Sunday morning. We have not yet learned when the funeral will be.

    Rev.S.F. FRAZIER will lecture on Sunday School work at Hillsgrove next Tuesday evening.


    Mr. and Mrs. Jacob SCHRAWN of Wilmot spent Sunday with the lady's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel HIEBER.

    Mr. Reuben THRASHER and Mr. MOSHER of Colley were visiting friends here Sunday.

    Mrs. John SCANLIN has returned home from Buffalo where she has been on business.

    Miss Nora CAIN of Bernice is spending some time at Thomas SCANLIN's

    Mr. Willie MCKERNAN is slowly improving.

    Mr. and Mrs. Philip MCKERNAN have been entertaining relatives from Wilkes-Barre.

    Miss Jennie ROUSE and two brothers are attending school at Dushore.

    15 October 1896


    After attending school at Rochester last winter and clerking in a store for J.M. BRY at East Mendon, N.Y., all summer, I have returned to my home at the Forksville House, and as there is no correspondent from this place I will write again.

    Miss Bell COOK of Dushore is teaching the Spring Valley School.

    Dr. W.F. RANDALL is on the sick list, but is a little better at this writing.

    Hon. B.W. JENNINGS of Lopez was calling on friends in town last week.

    Mrs. Perry BENFIELD is visiting at Hughesville.

    Mrs. Frank HANNON has returned from a two week's visit with her son, R.G. HANNON, at Sayre.

    George MILLER has purchased a new bicycle.

    Rev. S. LANE and C.W. SCHANBACHER attended Conference at Towanda last week.

    Edward SCHANBACHER is teaching the Black Water Run school.

    Mrs. Ike ROGERS is on the sick list.

    Mrs. J.B. SMITH and son Roy are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. WARBURTON, at Wilkes-Barre.

    Miss Gettie LANCASTER is teaching the Shrimps school.

    W.E. MILLER and Perry BENFIELD were doing business in Elmira last week.

    The Alumni and students of the Forksville High School met last Wednesday evening and reorganized the Literary Society. The following officers were elected: President - Prof. F.J. WANDALL, Vice Pres. - Robert MATHERS, Secretary - Miss Jennie MILLER, Treasurer - Miss Stella WRIGHT, Librarian - Cora SCHANBACHER. The Society decided to hold their meetings on Wednesday evening of each week. An excellent program has been arranged for the next meeting and the friends of education are cordially invited.

    Mrs. H.W. GILBERT, who has been in poor health for the last two years, died Sunday, aged 35 years. She was a highly respected lady and much loved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, one daughter, one sister and three brothers to mourn her loss. The funeral was held on Wednesday, Rev. S. LAND, officiating.


    Oscar VIALL, of Johnson City, Tennessee, was visiting relatives and friends here last week.

    Joseph and William FULLMER, of Bernice, were calling on friends here last week.

    John BENNIGER, of Ricketts, and Mrs. Abram WILSON, of Albany, were visiting William HAGGERTY at Rienzi last week.

    M.J. BUTTS and wife, of Asylum, were visiting J.A. BIENER at Rienzi last week.

    Eben TERRY, of Terrytown, attended the Christian Endeavor convention at Scranton last week.

    There will be a chicken pie supper at the residence of Peter DECKER at New Era, on Friday evening, October 16, for the benefit of Rev. J.H. BARNES.

    Ira HOOVER has built a new barn.

    C.R. CURTISS is making preparations to build a new barn in place of the one demolished by the recent storm.

    Geo. SUNGER, of Butler, Nebraska, visited his sister on Norway Ridge recently.

    Scott VIALL, who is attending school at Factoryville, was calling on friends in this place last week.

    Miss Mayme GANLEY, of Towanda, who has been spending some time with her friend, Miss Nellie FOX in this place, has returned home.

    J.A. BIENER and family, of Rienzi, spent Sunday with Joseph BUTTS on Viall Hill.

    Rev. J.H. BARNES, the M.E. minister, of this place, attended conference at Towanda last week. Rev. BARNES has done much good during his two years stay here.

    A tornado passed over this locality on September 29 and 30 which exceeds in severity any storm ever known here for many years and done the following damage: It unroofed the barns of John VANDERPOOL, Washington STRONG, J.H. WELLS, Edward VIALL, Patrick CRIMMINS, F.H. MILLER, Mrs. Debbie VANESS, and also unroofed a number of sheds, carried away outbuildings, uprooted trees and blew down fences. Some sought shelter in the cellar during the storm for fear their houses would succumb to the fearful storm but fortunately we have not heard of any loss of life or stock.


    Landlord T.D. SCHANTZ entertained a party of friends a week ago Monday evening at a roast pig supper. It was a late hour when the guests departed, and all that remained of the pig was a disjointed skeleton and a tender memory.

    Miss Mary WALLS is spending her vacation with friends in Dushore.

    Mr. Phillip SMITH and a party of friends from Wilkes-Barre, spent last week gunning with Mr. SCHANTZ.

    Rev. MCALLISTER of Lopez preached here Sunday afternoon to an attentive audience. The collection lifted amounted to $3.48.

    The first snow of the season fell Wednesday night October 7. Thursday morning the ground was white with snow.

    The big storm damaged TREXLER & TURRELL's woods to the extent of at least $5,000.


    Miss Nellie BIRDSALL visited friends at Hillsgrove last week.

    Cider making is brisk at the creamery.

    Both grades of our school are now in session and the teachers seem to be giving entire satisfaction.


    Mrs. Wm. PARKER and son, of Hughesville, visited at Dr. OSLER's over Sunday.

    A baby with the richest of silk clothing was abandoned on a doorstep at Williamsport recently.

    Frank F. DRAKE, of Tunkhannock, was in town last Thursday night on his way to Laporte on legal business.

    Phillip G. BIDDLE returned to Philadelphia Monday morning, for the fall term of lectures at Jefferson Medical College.

    George C. HURLEMAN of Sterling, Illinois, was in town the fore part of this week. He expects to ship a carload of horses to this place soon.

    Mrs. Bridget CAHILL has brought suit against the village of Waverly for $2000 damages for a broken limb sustained by falling on a defective sidewalk last winter.

    S.H. JEWELL, of Canton, was here last Thursday.

    F.P. VINCENT went to Harrisburg Monday morning.

    Editor V.C. HUGO was in town Wednesday morning.

    Leonard DEEGAN has gone to Kingston to clerk for Edwards & Co.

    Rev. W.B. COX, of Glen Rock, York County, visited his mother in Cherry last week.

    Rev. Dr. MCKENZIE, of Owego, has been tendered the presidency of Elmira college, and will probably accept.

    M.A. SCUREMAN has purchased the Chas. KISNER house on Cherry Street, and will occupy it soon. Consideration $1000.

    Mr. CLEVELAND has purchased a farm on Long Island for his future country residence, but does not expect to devote much of his time to farming.

    The Republicans of New Albany raised a pole last Friday afternoon. M. E. LILLEY and Wm. MAXWELL, of Towanda were the speakers.

    Mrs.Walter APPLEMAN, who has been spending the summer with her parents in this place, returned to her home in Wilkes-Barre last Friday.

    Bishop HOBAN, assisted by Rev. Father HURST, of Lovelton, confirmed a class of 152 at St. Basil's Church last Sunday morning. The Bishop preached a very able and eloquent sermon.

    William GETTY, employed by Correll DUNLAP at Proctor, Lycoming County, on a log job, met his death Monday afternoon, October 5. GETTY was at work on a skidway, when his canthook slipped and he was caught beneath a rolling log and his neck was broken. He only lived three minutes after the accident. The unfortunate man was 21 years of age and was a resident of Hughesville.

    The Rev. S. LANE has been returned to the Forksville charge for another year.

    Miss Maggie LEONARD of Towanda visited her parents in this place last week.

    Editor F.E. VANKUREN of the Mansfield Advertiser has an engagement to teach in the primary department of the New York Trade School during the coming winter.

    James MURRAY, of Honduras, Central America, is visiting his brother, William MURRAY, in Cherry township. He is interested in mining operations in that far southern country.

    W. Howard HILL, our newly fledged attorney, has realized that it is not good for man to be alone, and on Thursday evening last entered into a life partnership with Miss Mary E. UTZ, of this place, Rev. J.W. KLINGLER officiating. Mr. HILL is a young man of fine ability who is destined to make a place for himself in the world of law, and both parties to the alliance are to be congratulated on the bliss that awaits them.

    Walter K. GREEN, the minority commissioner of Bradford County, has asked the court for an injunction restraining the other two members of the board from making contracts with the Groton Bridge Company for two new bridges.

    Daniel GRAFIUS, of Hillsgrove, D.D.G.M. of Sullivan County, installed the officers of Bernice Lodge, I.O.O.F. Wednesday evening of last week and Dushore Lodge Thursday evening. He was accompanied by his wife.

    Mrs. Samuel HUNSINGER, of Cherry, died on Thursday morning of pneumonia and pleurisy, aged 47 years, 10 months and 29 days. She leaves a husband, three sons and two daughters to mourn her loss. The interment was made Saturday afternoon in the Germany cemetery, services by Rev. E.S. NELL.

    Burglars broke into the New Albany creamery last Friday night and carried away 250 pounds of butter. The night before, the store of C.M. WILLIAMS at Liberty Corners was entered and a quantity of little things taken. There is evidently a gang operating in this vicinity.

    We are requested to say that the late James MURRAY, of Punxsutawney, did not die of diphtheria, as originally stated by the Spirit of that place, but that a microscopial examination of a portion of the membrane taken from the throat proved that he died of acute laryngitis.

    The following appointments for the Elmira district were made by the Methodist Conference in session at Towanda last week:

    Presiding Elder - E..M MILLS

    Beaver Dams - S.W. SESSIONS

    Big Flats and Catlin - Daniel STOKER

    Blossburg - J.B. BEADLE

    Burdette and Reynoldsville - W.O. SHEPARD

    Burlington - J.S. COLE

    Canton - E.E. SMITH

    Catherine and Odessa - L.P. KARTZHOLTZEN

    Caton - C.E. SHURGER

    Daggetts Mills - S.W. EATON

    East Canton - F.M CLOUGH

    East Smithfield and Big Pond - P.R. PITTMAN

    East Troy and West Burlington - I.B. HYDE

    Elmira, Centenary - T. COOPER

    Elmira, First Church - D. KEPPEL

    Elmira, Hedding - F.T. KEENEY

    Elmira, Oak Wood - C.E. FURGESON

    Elmira, Riverside - O.D. ALLEN

    Erin and Breeseport - D.B. KELLOGG

    Forksville - S.LAND

    Horseheads and Sullivanville - E.J. BROOKER

    Leona and Wetona - E.H. KING

    Liberty Corners and Asylum - W.E. SHUGG

    Mainesburg - H.E. HYDE

    Mansfield - E.J. ROSENGRANT

    Millport and Pine Valley - C.C. SMITH

    Millerton and Jackson - W.W. HUNT

    Monroeton - M.J. OWEN

    Monterey - H.J. BARNES

    Montour Falls - A.W. FENTON

    New Albany and Overton - R.W. MCCULLOUGH

    North Chemung - W.W. YUELL

    North Towanda and Luther's Mills - J. BRITTEN

    Reading Centre - F.M. SMITH

    Rutland - J.C. CROWTHER

    Terrytown - C.S. COULTER

    Towanda - James CROWE

    Troy - Geo. E. HUTCHINGS

    Ulster - F. HAMILTON

    VanEtten - V.W. MOTTOON

    Watkins - Chas. EDDY

    Wellsburg - Rufus T. COOPER

    22 October 1896


    M.J. PHILLIPS, candidate for associate judge, was calling on friends in town Friday night.

    Robert MATHERS made a business trip to Dushore last Thursday.

    Dr. W. F. RANDALL is able to be out again.

    It is rumored that there will be two weddings in town soon.

    Ernest BESSLEY, of Sylvania, was visiting at O.W. MATHER’s last week.

    Miss Irene LETTS was called to her home in Shunk Sunday by the illness of her sister Stella.

    Major C.H. SEELY has placed a new double swing in front of his house for the benefit of his guests.

    J.W. OSLER, of Fall Brook, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. OSLER, at Lincoln Falls last week and called on friends in town.

    Mrs. John G. MEYERS, of Green Mountain, is visiting friends and relatives at Scranton this week.

    Isaac FLEMING and family, of Picture Rocks, were visiting relatives and friends in town last week.

    Lewis GUMBLE, of Laporte, was calling on friends here Saturday and at Hillsgrove over Sunday.

    Edward GIBBS, of Montrose, formerly of East Forks, was calling on friends in town last week.

    Prof. G.A. FERRELL, teacher in the Picture Rocks school, drove through town Saturday in company with his uncle, W. LITTLE, to visit his parents at East Forks.

    O.W. MATHERS and son are doing a rushing business at their grist mill.

    Squire A.B. KILMER, of Shunk, was in town Friday on his way home from Dushore.

    Mrs. George GLIDEWELL, of Eldredsville, is on the sick list.

    Mrs. Perry BENFIELD has returned home after a two weeks visit at Hughesville.

    The dwelling house of Harry CHILSON at the Big Dam below Forksville burned to the ground Saturday night with nearly all of the contents. The fire started from the chimney. No insurance.

    B.S. LANCASTER, of Towanda, was home on a visit Sunday.

    Miss Kate AVERY, of New York, is visiting at J.W. ROGERS’.

    Dr. B.E. GAMBLE visited his brother at Waverly last week.

    John SCHEER spent Sunday with his family at Dushore.

    Those three hunters who were shooting at mark on Mrs. John MEYERS' house on Green Mountain last week, and breaking the windows, better go and settle before it goes any farther.


    Messrs. A.E. CAMPBELL, A.B. KILMER, R.S. and W.H. FANNING, Ed SHEPARD, S.U. MORGAN, A.F. LETTE and wife, and Joe PORTER, all of Shunk, were in Dushore on the 18th inst., to attend the suit of MAHAFFEY vs. LETTS before Squire LAWRENCE. The case arose from the fact that Ex-Sheriff MAHAFFEY had sued A.F. LETTS for trespass for building a barn out of lumber that had been levied on under due process of law.

    Squire KILMER is offering his horse "Bert" for sale. The horse has quite a record for speed, is showy, and at the same time perfectly trustworthy.

    W.E. PORTER is still on the sick list.

    George BRENCHLEY and family will move from Shunk to the HOFFA place on the Centre road.

    Squire KILMER has moved his office to the house of Richard SWINGLE. Wm. SHOEMAKER and family have moved into the house vacated by the Squire.

    John SWIGLE is visiting friends and relatives in Wilkes-Barre.

    John KILMER has moved his mill to Pleasant Stream where he has a job of about 1,000,000 feet.


    The mother of our station agent, Harry H. GUNTHER, died at Catawissa last week.

    Rev. H.C. KLINE, of Philadelphia, held service in the new schoolhouse last Sunday night. There was a large and attentive congregation.

    E.G. TREXLER and T.O. KUHNS spent Sunday at Noxen.


    Mr. Henry KRAUSE, Sr., of this place, died on Friday night at 8 o'clock of consumption.

    Mrs. Lewis BENDER and children, of New Albany, were the guests of C. .S. SICK recently.

    Louise AMBS, of New York, is home on a visit.

    Miss Margaret SWEENEY returned to New York City after spending several months visiting her parents in this place.

    SHOEMAKER and ALLEN have been sawing some of the large sugar maples in Cherry township.

    Geo. HARTZIG has commenced sawing his stock of logs.


    Thomas COLLINS, of Overton, made a business trip here recently.

    John MURPHY, who has been employed by the railroad company, has resigned his position.

    Ambrose WALSH was visiting relatives at Sugar Ridge recently.

    Mike BROSCHART, of Overton, has been repairing his father's barn, which was badly wrecked by the recent storm.

    Miss Ida TINKLEPAUGH, who has been spending the summer at Laporte, has returned home.

    Harry MINNIER called on friends at Laporte recently.

    Mrs. Kate DOHM, of Satterfield, visited her daughter, Mrs. KARGE, recently.

    James MURRAY visited the County seat.

    Mrs. SMITH and Mrs. COLLINS, of Dushore, called on relatives here recently.

    Ed CANNON was buying up cattle here last week.

    COLLINS and Herman FRANCKE, of Overton, were hunting squirrels here.

    Mrs. RING and son Oscar, of Laporte, visited friends here.

    Miss Mary KERNAN has gone to Towanda.


    A.J. BRADLEY of Laporte was in town Friday.

    F.C. FINCKE, of Bella Sylva, was in town Friday.

    Fisher WELLES, of Wyalusing, was in Dushore Tuesday.

    A.B. KILMER, of Shunk, was calling on Dushore friends Thursday.

    Mrs. E.A. STRONG and daughter Beth, of Wyalusing, are visiting at Capt. Thomson's.

    George M. MESSERSMITH, of Ashley, Luzerne County, was calling on Sullivan County friends Tuesday.

    Kingsbury POMEROY, of Troy, died Saturday last, aged 72 years. He was a brother of Judge POMEROY of this place.

    Mr. and Mrs. Harry KISNER and children, of Syracuse, are visiting at Chas. KISNER's. Mrs. BENTLEY, of Towanda, is stopping at the same place.

    Married at the home of the bride's mother, in Wilmot township, on October 15, 1896, Mr. Marvin L. CONNOR was married to Miss Mayme K. LEONHART, Rev. J.W. KLINGLER officiating.

    Died - Henry KRAUSE, Sr., died at his home in Cherry township, Friday, October 16, 1896, aged 71 years, two months and 15 days. The funeral and interment was at Peace Church, (Germany) Monday, October 19, and was very largely attended, for he was a man universally respected and quite widely known. His acquaintance with the people of this section dates back about forty years, when he first came here as a drover, from Tamaqua. For years he bought cattle and drove them to the markets of the lower part of the state, and was always distinguished for his fair dealing. He has lived here for the last ten years. His aged wife, three sons, Conrad, William and Henry, and two daughters (married and living in Philadelphia) survive him.

    Dr. N.A. RINEBOLD, of Lopez, and Miss Eleanor JENNINGS, daughter of Wm. N. JENNINGS, of Wilkes-Barre, were married at the home of the bride's parents on Wednesday, October 14. The wedding was a very quiet one, only a few relatives and intimate friends being present. The happy pair were the recipients of many handsome presents. Perhaps the handsomest was a check for $1000, and coming in a close second were ten golden double eagles, from Cortez H. and B. Worth JENNINGS, of Lopez, the bride's brothers. Dr. RINEBOLD is erecting a handsome house at Lopez for his future home, and if well wishes from a host of friends avail, it will be a happy home indeed.

    It was evidently a gang of tramps that robbed Leverton & Co's. store on September 16 last. Four or five cast off suits of clothing were recently found in the woods near Nathan SCHAFFER's on the Wyalusing road, about five miles from Dushore. Nearby were the tabs from the stolen goods and everything indicated that a gang of knights of the road had effected a transformation scene on the spot.

    Editor A.C. KIMBALL, of the Westfield, Tioga County, Free Press, recently had the misfortune to lose his left hand through a gunning accident. A charge of shot entered the wrist, and it was necessary to amputate.

    Mrs. James MCMAHON, of Cherry township, died Monday, aged about 70 years. Funeral and interment at St. Basil's, Wednesday morning. Deceased was very highly esteemed by her numerous friends and relatives and the funeral services were largely attended. Her husband, two sons, John and Frank, and daughter, Mrs. Stephen MURPHY, of Laddsburg, survive her.

    29 October 1896


    A.L. SMITH and Lyman SNYDER attended the Bryan meetings at Dushore Thursday.

    Henry ANDREW and wife visited in Elmira last week.

    Fred DARBY of Hillsgrove was in town last week.

    N.A. PRUYNE of Milan was visiting at O.W. MATHERS' last week.

    John LINE of Bernice, Republican candidate for Associate Judge, was in town last week.

    Mrs. Malinda FERRELL of Overton is visiting friends in town.

    Robert MATHERS made another flying trip to Dushore one day last week.

    Miss Mazy SHAFFER and Miss Myrta GILBERT called on friends at Hillsgrove Saturday.

    Miss Anna HILTON and Miss Susie WHITELY called on friends in town Sunday.

    William COLLINS of Picture Rocks is helping his brother, Scott, who is building a stone arch under East Main Street at this place.

    John PARDOE is doing business in Williamsport for a couple of weeks.

    The Presiding Elder, Rev. Dr. MILLS, assisted Rev. .S LANE with the quarterly meeting at the M.E. Church at this place Saturday and Sunday.

    H. Irwin WOODHEAD, M.D., is in New York State, hunting deer.

    Washington RANDALL made a business trip to Muncy Valley on Friday.

    Edward SCHANBACHER and John RANDALL called on friends near Overton Saturday night.

    Dr. B.E. GAMBLE intends going to Waverly soon to take his brother's place.

    Mrs. G.W. COLLINS is visiting at Waverly this week.

    Miss Irene LETTS has returned home after a week's visit with her sister, Miss Stella LETTS, at Shunk.

    M.A. ROGERS has purchased one of the latest improved Denslow Steam and hot air heaters for his house. W.H. DENSLOW of Waverly and W.E. MILLER and G.W. COLLINS put it in place last week.

    The High School under the management of Prof. F.J. WANDALL and Miss Genevieve HOFFMAN is progressing finely. The membership in the grammar department is increasing. The following names were enrolled last week: Misses Frances and Carrie WARBURTON, Myra RINEBOLD, John MOLYNEUX and Will CRAWFORD.


    Mrs. Steven ZANER and Mrs. Aden COREY, of South Ridge, were calling on friends here Wednesday.

    Eli THRASHER has completed a granary for Nicholas O'NEIL.

    A little son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob HOFFMAN Friday, October 16.

    Miss Mary KSHINKA, of Dushore, spent Thursday and Friday with friends here.

    Emanuel HEIBER and wife, of Cherry, spent Sunday at Evergreen.

    John COREY, of South Ridge, made a business trip to Dushore Saturday.

    Tommy WARD has completed a new corn crib.

    Frank RICHLEY had a pet lamb killed by dogs Thursday night.

    Samuel SAXE, of Hotel Obert, Dushore, passed through this place Saturday.

    Tony ROSH is attending school at the Convent at Dushore.

    Miss Phoebe HEIBER is spending some time at Forksville as the guest of Miss Helen GRIFFIS.

    Miss Bridget MURPHY, of Laddsburg, spent a few days here recently.

    William NORCONK has returned to his home at Towanda.


    John KERNAN Sundayed with his parents at Ringdale.

    Frank YONKIN of this place and Miss Fannie BIRD of Millview were married last Wednesday. Reception dinner was given at Edward YONKIN's Sunday.

    Joseph SICK had the misfortune to lose one of his thoroughbreds Sunday.

    Mrs. Anthony DEMPSEY and Mrs. Mark SMITH attended the fair at Bernice last week.

    Miss Nellie BIRD of Estella was visiting at C.S. SICK's Saturday.

    Miss Rena LETTS of Forksville was visiting in this vicinity last week.


    Miss CAPWELL of Sugar Run, Miss SCHULER of Allentown, and Mr. CHUBBUCK of Monroeton will take the leading parts in the entertainment at Lopez Nov. 4 and 5.

    I offer for sale my entire stock of general merchandise, good will and fixtures. The building occupied can be rented at a reasonable figure. Write to or call on Geo. W. SNYDER & Co., Forksville.

    S.B. DAVIDGE of Newark Valley, N.Y., was in town Monday.

    Mr. and Mrs. H.K. MOTT of LeRoy spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. C.S. HOLCOMB.

    Harry, the four months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel BELLAS, of Ricketts, died October 21, 1896 and was buried at Bernice, October 23. Funeral services were held at the house, Rev. C.W. MCALLISTER officiating.

    The Northern Central station at Roaring Branch was robbed early last Saturday morning by a tough looking gang of tramps.

    The Lehigh Valley Railroad entertained a princely party Sunday and Monday. Prince Louis of Savoy, journeyed from Philadelphia to Niagara Falls and returned over the celebrated and scenic route. The Prince is a lieutenant in the Italian navy, and his ship, the Christoforo Colombo is in the harbor at Philadelphia.

    Married - At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.G. PERSUN, Picture Rocks, Lycoming Co., Pa., on the morning of October 28th, by the Rev. J.W. KLINGLER, Edward J. MILLER of Wilkes-Barre and Miss Lillith M. PERSUN. The immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present. A reception was tendered the newly wedded pair Wednesday evening at the residence of the groom's parents in Pittston. Mr. and Mrs. A.D. MCHENRY, B.F. CROSSLEY and V.B. HOLCOMB of this place attended.

    Saturday evening a portion of the wall supporting the mill dam at the junction of Carpenter and Mill Streets gave way and about half of the embankment caved after it. The noise attracted Mrs. T.F. LANDON and her little daughter Lulu to the spot, and, while walking over the roadway that runs along the dam, the little girl slipped and fell into the hole suddenly created. The cries of the mother brought help and the little one was rescued with nothing worse than a bad scare.

    A special court was held at Laporte last week to try the case of E.J. CAINOR, Son & Co., vs. Williamsport & North Branch Railroad Company. It was an action of assumpsit brought to recover an alleged balance due from the railroad company to the contractors for the extension of the railroad from Nordmont to Satterfield. The defense was that the contractors made a breach of their contract by abandoning the work before it was completed, and that the railroad company had paid them in full for all work actually done. Judge LYNCH of Wilkes-Barre, presided. Guy E. FARQUAHAR of Pottsville, Judge BUCHER of Lewisburg and Rush J. THOMSON of this place, appeared for the plaintiffs, and John G. READING of Williamsport and T.J. & F.H. INGHAM of Laporte, for the defendants. An appeal will be taken to the Superior Court. Quite an array of notables were at the County seat during the week, interested as witnesses or otherwise. We noticed W.H. PARSONS, Hon. Henry C. MCCORMICK, Seth T. MCCORMICK, Kimball S. MILLER, H. HILL, F.E. GLEIM, S.E. MCMULLEN, and F.E. EMBECK of Williamsport, R.E. EAVENSON of Hughesville, and John MARSTON of Philadelphia.

    The small frame house of Martin MORSE, at Canton, was discovered on fire October 22. The doors were fastened, and the neighbors found Mrs. ROYCE, aged ninety years, chained to the walls. The chains were broken and the frantic woman carried out as the roof fell in. Mrs. ROYCE made her home with Mr. and Mrs. MORSE, both of whom were away, the man working in the field nearby and the wife at a neighbor's. Mr. and Mrs. MORSE, whose reputation is good, say that the old lady is childish, and, to keep her out of mischief, they chained her when they went away from home. The fire began in the top floor and Mrs. ROYCE was chained downstairs.

    Alexander S. BRUCE died at his home in Towanda Friday evening, October 23, aged 30 years. Deceased had been ill for several weeks with congestion of the lungs. He was employed as a baggage master on the Bernice Branch of the Lehigh Valley and was favorably known to many of our readers.

    The Rev. T.J. DONAHOE, of Plymouth, was in town Tuesday and Wednesday. His numerous friends here are always glad to see him.

    Mrs.Geo. C. JACKSON returned Thursday evening from a protracted visit with relatives in Philadelphia.

    A.L. SMITH of Forksville, was among the Review's callers last Thursday.

    Editor Charles LOREN was flitting about Dushore Friday.

    Wm. MORAN and John TAYLOR of Muncy Valley, spent Sunday at C.M. CROLL's.

    Judge PHILLIPS of Muncy Valley, was in town Monday and Tuesday.

    Mr. and Mrs. John VAUGHN are visiting in Catawissa.

    5 November 1896


    Logan GRIM of Laporte was in town Monday.

    N.S. FRAZIER of Wyalusing spent Sunday in town.

    Phillip BIDDLE came home from Philadelphia to vote.

    Leonard DEEGAN came home from Kingston to vote.

    F.W. GALLAGHER of Laporte was in town Thursday.

    Mr. and Mrs. R.J. THOMSON spent Sunday at Forksville.

    Isaac K. BROWN and son, of Estella, were in Dushore Monday.

    Miss Winnie JACKSON is visiting friends at East Canton.

    Judge DUNHAM of Laporte passed through town Thursday.

    Mr. and Mrs. O.H. LAWRENCE, of Waverly, spent Sunday in town.

    A.J. SYLVARA, of Sylvara, visited his brother, B.M. SYLVARA, in this place on Monday.

    S.C. BIDDLE came home Monday evening. He voted early Tuesday and took the 7:39 train for his school in Picture Rocks.

    Charles LAUER, of Shamokin, has been spending the last two weeks visiting his Sullivan County friends. He spent Sunday in Dushore.

    K.C. MOTT, foreman of the Pathfinder, Washington, D.C., came up to Towanda to vote for MCKINLEY and stopped at Dushore Sunday night.

    Miss Alma F. ENGLISH, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. C.A. JAYNE for the last two weeks, left Monday morning for New York City where she will spend the winter.


    Prof. MEYLERT and wife of Laporte were calling on friends in town last week.

    Miss Laura FANNING has returned to her home at Shunk, after a week's stay in town.

    A.A. COLLINS and wife were visiting their son, William, at Canton last Sunday.

    Miss Sadie HUCKLE, who is attending the State Normal School at Lock Haven, is home on a visit.

    J.E. SNELL of Canton is papering E.W. SNELL's new house at this place.

    Attorney F.M. ROGERS of Buffalo is home on a visit.

    Dr. WOODHEAD has returned from New York state after a week's visit with friends.

    J. Wesley LITTLE of Picture Rocks, was in town on business Friday.

    Mr. and Mrs. N.J. SNYDER and daughter, of Canton, were visiting at J.L. SNYDER's last week.

    George C. JACKSON of Dushore was doing business in town Wednesday.

    Edward BIRD of Athens was visiting his friends in this vicinity last week.

    Rush J. THOMSON and wife, of Dushore, visited at J.W. ROGERS' on Sunday.

    Miss Belle COOK visited friends in Dushore over Sunday.

    William COLLINS has gone to his home at Picture Rocks to cast a vote for sound money and will return to this place again Wednesday.

    Miss Docia PLOTTS of Estella is spending a few days with Mrs. C.H. SEELEY.

    The Forksville Literary Society had a debate last Wednesday night. The question was "Resolved that the mind gains more by observation than reading. " The leaders were Prof. F.J. WANDALL and Chas. SCHANBACHER. Negative Side - Chas. SCHANBACHER, Jennie MILLER, Levy LANCASTER, Blanch FLEMING and Lyman SNYDER. Affirmative Side - F.J. WANDALL, Maud RANDALL, George MILLER, Jewel O'BRIEN, Raymond ROGERS. Decision in favor of negative.

    Married, at the home of the bride's parents in Forksville, October 28th at 8 o'clock p.m., by Rev. S. LANE, Mr. Clinton MCCARTHY of Eldredsville and Miss Rachel COLLINS of this place. Also on the same date at Waverly, N.Y., Mr. Robert MATHERS and Miss Sadie SCHANBACHER, both of this place. The Halloween Band serenaded the newly married people with bells, tin pans, saws, guns, etc, who treated the crowd with cigars and confectionery.

    Mrs. Henry WANCK of Campbellville died Saturday morning last with pneumonia, aged about 70 years. Funeral was held Monday at the Wesleyan Church in Elkland, interment in the cemetery at the same place. She leaves five sons and five daughters.


    William SMITH and family were visiting at Dushore Sunday.

    Misses Hattie, Winnie and Emma YONKIN spent Sunday at W. BARTH's.

    O.C. MUTSCHLER and wife, of Freeland, Luzerne County, visited Mr. and Mrs. John GROSS recently.

    Howard YONKIN spent Sunday at C. S. SICK's.

    Nellie BIRD, of Estella, was visiting in this vicinity last week.

    The dance at the Mills last week was a grand success.

    F.P. VINCENT, of Dushore, passed through here Sunday.

    Mark SMITH has gone to Ringdale to work for John WALSH.

    William DIEFFENBACH, of Towanda, was visiting friends here Sunday.

    F.A. COLEMAN is spending a month at LaGrange, Ohio.

    W.B. MCHENRY, of Sciota Vale, was in town last Thursday.

    Fred HOFFA visited friends in Hughesville last week.

    Mrs. Harry GREEN, nee Belle HUNSINGER, visited at G.L. MCHENRY's last week.

    Mrs. Geo. O. ENGLEBRECHT, of Towanda, spent Sunday with Mrs. A.D. MCHENRY.

    Charles BOYD has moved from Mrs. LEWIS' house on Carpenter Street to Mrs. HEACOCK's tenement house on Cherry Street.

    Mrs. D. O'BRIEN and Miss ENRIGHT of Bernice, spent Wednesday afternoon and evening with Mrs. J.D. REESER, in this place.

    Mrs. Frank MAYO, widow of the well known actor, died at her home in Canton on Friday evening at 6:30. She had been ill since the death of her husband, who died suddenly on a train in the west several months ago.

    R.S. MATHERS and Miss Sadie SCHANBACHER of Forksville, were married at Waverly, N.Y., Wednesday, October 28, by Rev. SURDAM. Mr. MATHERS is one of the younger business men of Forksville and has a host of friends. The bride is a popular young lady, and we take pleasure in adding our congratulations to the rest.

    Right Reverend Bishop O'HARA has appointed Rev. H.P. BURKE of Scranton as pastor of Overton parish, and Father BURKE celebrated his first mass there last Sunday. He was ordained last summer.

    12 November 1896


    Fred VINCENT of Dushore was in town one day last week.

    Henry ANDRUS and wife have returned from a two week's visit with friends at Troy and Waverly.

    F.C. WANCK and Mrs. T.R. WIDNER of Williamsport, were up last week to attend the funeral of their mother, Mrs. Henry WANCK, at Campbellville.

    Miss Kate AVERY has returned to her home in New York.

    Dr. CHAFFEE of Towanda was in town on business last week.

    Lloyd SICK, of the Hillsgrove House, assisted W. G. FERRELL at the Forksville House last week during Mr. SEELEY's absence.

    Misses Irene LETTS, Jennie MILLER and Maud RANDALL patched up the flag and it waved over the high school building last week.

    Mrs. C.H. SEELEY is on the sick list.

    Miss Jennie MILLER visited friends at Estella Saturday and Sunday.

    William ROGERS of Laporte and C.Q. FLEMING of Eaglesmere came home to vote last Tuesday.

    John RANDALL, Esq., visited at Frank HANNON's one night last week.

    M.R. BLACK made a business trip to Sayre last Friday.

    Miss Zylpha SHAFFER of this place, who has been at Waverly for some time, is home on a vacation.

    Major C.H. SEELEY made a business trip to his farm at Vestal, N.Y., last Wednesday, and returned home Friday.

    Prof. W.J. WANDALL and E.M. SCHANBACKER drove up to Dushore Tuesday night to find out if Bryan was elected.

    Last Friday night, the boys and girls and three or four voters had a fine parade. The town was well illuminated and the parade marched around the square and to the residences of the following people who made some very interesting speeches. Frank HANNON, J.W. ROGERS, D.T. HUCKELL, Hon. W.C. ROGERS, Dr. W.F. RANDALL, M.R. BLACK, C.H. SEELEY and Prof. F.J. WANDALL. Afterward they marched over in Brooklyn and near the school building where the crowd dispersed after listening to an able address by C.W. SCHANBACHER in honor of MCKINLEY and HOBART.

    Saturday afternoon at about 2 o'clock, while Daniel HUCKELL and William CLARK were hauling wood near Mr. HUCKELL's house, the horses became frightened and started to run, dragging Mr. HUCKELL a distance of about four rods, the wagon passing over his body injuring him severely. Drs. RANDALL and WOODHEAD were summoned and with the aid of other help carried the unfortunate man into the house and the best of care and medical aid were given, and after about ten hours of terrible suffering he died at about 12 o'clock that night aged 63 years. Mr. HUCKELL was raised and always lived on the farm where he died. On September 23, 1871, he was married to Catherine O. FLEMING and leaves a wife and daughter Sadie who is attending the State Normal School at Lock Haven. Mr. HUCKELL had the pleasure of attending a birthday dinner with his sister the day before his death; also he was called on to deliver a speech to a crowd of ladies and gentlemen in honor of MCKINLEY and HOBART the night before. He was well known as Squire HUCKELL and was an honest upright man, hearty and pleasant every day and a friend to everybody. His sad and sudden death is a shock to the whole community. Funeral Tuesday at 1 o'clock at the house and 2 o'clock at the Church at this place.


    Miss Ella MCDONAH (Editor’s Note: MCDONOUGH?) of Lovelton is visiting her sister, Mrs.Phillip MCKERNAN.

    Mr. Thomas WARD, who has been an invalid for a number of years has not been as well as usual the past few days.

    The many friends of Willie MCKERNAN are glad to hear that he is able to be out again, after being confined to the house several weeks with typhoid fever.

    Mr. and Mrs. James HYDE, and daughter Mary, of Mildred, spent one day last week with the lady's brother, Thomas SCANLIN.

    Misses Emma STEINER and Lena HIEBER visited Mrs. Jacob SHRAUN at Wilmot one Sunday recently.

    Solomon ROBINSON of Evergreen, spent Sunday with friends at Cherry.

    Mr. Romy RICHLEY is spending a few days with his grandmother at Cherry Mills.

    Mr. Thomas SCANLIN has been suffering for the past two weeks with neuralgia.

    Mr. James FARRELL is doing considerable thrashing here.

    Mr. Joseph AMBS had a stone bee Wednesday.

    There was a corn husking bee at Mrs. COOK's Wednesday; also one at Mrs. John QUINN's Tuesday night.


    Geo C. BIRD went to Monroeton Tuesday by special invitation, to superintend the roasting of an ox, for the grand ratification meeting to be held there on Thursday.

    The viewers appointed by court, viz: Geo. W. LAMBERT, J.W. ROGERS and Geo. C. WRIGHT, assessed the damage to Fred ROSBACK on Lick Creek road at $30.

    The commissioners have decided, so we are informed, to build a new bridge over King's creek on Church Street. The old bridge is unsafe.

    One of the most pleasant gatherings of the season occurred on election day. Malon C. MERCUR, now over eighty years of age, gave a banquet to the old voters of the township. Those present were Robinson BARNES, the oldest man in the township, aged eighty-eight. Dr. Milton GILMAN, past eighty, George NORTON, Joshua BATTIN, and John WARREN, all upward of seventy-seven. After having a very pleasant visit, they partook of a bountiful repast. At about two o'clock they entered carriages and drove to the election house bearing the U.S. flag. At the polls they voted in a body, all voting the Republican ticket. Hiram WHITE who is about eighty-four voted in the forenoon, but was unable to attend the feast being somewhat indisposed. He also voted the Republican ticket. Mr. MERCUR prophesied that they would all live to vote for president again in 1900. Three of them voted for William Henry HARRISON in 1840. Good for the old men.

    Report of Estella primary grade for month ending November 2, 1896:

    A grade:

    Carl BIRD
    Larue BIRD
    Victor BIRD
    Fannie VARGASON
    Della MULNIX
    Walter KAYE
    Ernest VARGASON
    Frank MCINTIRE
    Watson MAY
    Harry WEBSTER
    Burton MOORE
    Nattie ROGERS
    John LEWIS

    B grade:

    Fred LEWIS
    Alvin MAY
    Boyd MAY
    Harriet KAYE
    Stella FULLER
    Rollie BEINLICK
    Ethel BIRDSALL
    Alice LEWIS
    Susie LEWIS
    Fannie LITTLE
    Vernon BIRD
    Harry PLOTT
    Edgar FULLER
    George WEBSTER


    The Wilkes-Barre train did not arrive at Lopez Thursday evening owing to severe storms.

    Mr. MCKIBBINS is building an addition to his house.

    Mrs. LANDBACK is visiting at this place.

    The majority of the people of Lopez were very much pleased with the result of last Tuesday's election, when Hon. B.W. JENNINGS was re-elected Representative.

    Mr. and Mrs. C.W. HIGGINS are visiting at Mr. C.H. JENNINGS’.


    Miss Ethel BATTIN has been stopping at Hotel Obert, Dushore for past two weeks, under treatment by Dr. WADDELL of that place; has returned home.

    John C. CAMPBELL of Piatt spent several days of last week with his son, Geo. L. CAMPBELL, at Dushore.

    Mrs. J.C. CAMPBELL, of Piatt, is on the sick list.


    Dr. WOODHEAD, of Forksville, was here Monday.

    Fisher WELLES, of Wyalusing, was in town Tuesday.

    S.D. STERIGERE, of New Albany, was here Tuesday.

    J.D. HUNSINGER has moved from Dushore to Mildred.

    R.J. THOMSON has been on the sick list for the last week.

    L.E. WELLS is laid up with an attack of rheumatism.

    Geo. C. JACKSON has been confined to the house for several days.

    Mrs. P.E. MAGARGLE, and Jacob MAGARGLE, of Sonestown, were in town Monday..

    F.H. FARRELL has bought the bottling works of Geo. FARRELL, and is now operating them.

    Thomas J. INGHAM, of Laporte, was called to Sugar Run last Thursday by the sudden death of his brother’s wife, Mrs. J.W. INGHAM.

    The post office at Granville Centre, Bradford County, was robbed Sunday night of $83. The sage was broken. No clue to the robbers.

    Rev. Sylvanus LANE, A.M., of Forksville, will lecture on astronomy at Garey’s Hall, Thursday evening, November 12, the proceeds to be for the benefit of the Reformed Church.

    Mrs. Anna Catherine KRAUSE, died Wednesday morning, November 4, 1896, aged 61 years, 9 months and 28 days. It will be remembered that her husband died but a couple of weeks before and it is evident that the shock was so great that she never rallied. While the County was ringing with the name of her son Conrad, who had just been chosen by an overwhelming majority to the office of associate judge, her spirit left its earthly tenement to join her husband and life companion in realms beyond the skies. The funeral was held in Peace Church, Saturday, November 7, Rev. J.W. KLINGLER officiating.

    Herbert MOLYNEUX, of Millview, was in town Saturday.

    Prof. F.J. WANDALL,of Forksville, was in town Saturday.

    Hon. and Mrs. Russel KARNS ,of Laporte, are visiting friends and relatives in Washington, D.C., and in Virginia.

    Mrs. BONNING, mother of Mrs. Charles MESSERSMITH, was stricken with paralysis last week and is critically ill.

    Judge DUNHAM went to Philadelphia last week to listen to election news as it gurgled from the fountainhead. He returned Thursday in very good humor.

    When Mrs. A.D. MCHENRY was splitting kindling wood Saturday morning, a stick flew up and struck her in the eye. It was feared at first that she would lose the sight of it, but later reports are that the injury is not as bad as was supposed.

    Our old friend, Mr. David MOLYNEUX of Millview, will accept our thanks for half a bushel of the finest and largest Rhode Island greening apples we ever saw. There were also some very fine specimens of Republican apples. Mr. MOLYNEUX is a successful farmer and his life disproves the assertion that there is no money in farming. A man who can grow such apples is bound to make money.

    19 November 1896


    Mrs. G.W. COLLINS has returned from a two weeks visit with relatives at Waverly.

    Robert MATHERS and wife have gone to housekeeping in John R. FLEMING’s house at the wool factory.

    Miss Jennie MILLER was visiting her school friends at Overton, Saturday and Sunday.

    Nelson MCCARTY, of Lincoln Falls, Charles SCHANBACHER and John RANDALL of this place went out hunting Saturday last and killed the largest deer of the season. Weight about 200 pounds.

    John BOWN, an old resident of Lincoln Falls, died Tuesday last. Age about 73 years. Interment at Hillsgrove Friday. Rev. FRAZIER of Millview and Rev. LANE of this place officiating.

    Mr. WELLES, proprietor of the New Albany House, was in town on business last week.

    Miss HUCKELL, who was called home by the death of her father from the State Normal School at Lock Haven, will not return to school again until toward spring; at this writing she is suffering with neuralgia in her face and head.

    The funeral of Mr. HUCKELL on Tuesday last was the largest that ever was in Forksville. Revs. LANE of this place, FRAZIER and BEDFORD, of Millview, and H.A. CARPENTER, of North Lansing, N.Y. officiating.


    Sam GALOUGH is home on vacation.

    F.F. DARBY, of Hoppestown, visited at Henry PECK's Sunday.

    C.R. RINEBOLD is visiting at R. BIDDLE's.

    Jennie HART, who has been visiting friends at Moreland, has returned home.

    Miss Mittie DARBY, of Hoytsville, is visiting at W.L. HOFFMAN's.

    James CRANDALL, wife and daughter, of Canton, are visiting at E.E. MECUM's.

    John MCBRIDE is visiting friends in town.

    Sam DARBY and W.H. BIDDLE took a business trip to Elkland Saturday.

    Miss Sadie CORK(?), of lower Forks, is visiting at the Hillsgrove House.

    H.H. GREEN made a short visit Wednesday night at Bunker Hill.

    J. HART, of Elkland, has moved to the house formerly occupied by H.A. GREEN on Second Street.

    The junior band, under the supervision of A.J. BRONZ, is making rapid progress.


    Adam BAUMUNK, of Lake Run, was here Monday.

    Mr. and Mrs. C.M. CROLL spent Sunday at Muncy Valley.

    Mrs. Henry WHITEHEAD, Burlington, is visiting at Chas. KISNER's.

    S.C. RIDDELL, of Picture Rocks, was doing business here Monday and Tuesday.

    F.M. CROSSLEY and E.J. MULLEN, of Laporte, were in town last Saturday.

    J.A. BEINER, of Terry Township, called on the Review Monday afternoon.

    D.W. OSLER, of Bryan Mills, was doing business here Monday and Tuesday.

    Lloyd SICK and Dr. CHRISTIAN, of Hillsgrove, were in town Monday morning.

    Miss Carrie BRADLEY, who has been visiting her mother at Buffalo, returned home Tuesday.

    Harry WELLIVER has leased F.C. WELLIVER's blacksmith shop. He is a good workman and deserves good patronage.

    Married - In Zion's Lutheran Church on Sunday November 15, by Rev. J.W. KLINGLER, John SMALLUX and Mrs. Susannah SHULTZ, both of Mildred, Pa.

    Mrs. MARTIN, the aged mother of Patrick and James MARTIN, of this place, died Tuesday, November 17, aged about 75 years. Funeral and interment on Friday at 10 a.m.

    Veteran Editor Theodore SCHOCH, of the Jeffersonian, of Stroudsburg, celebrated his eighty-third birthday November 8. He is the oldest editor in Pennsylvania. He has been in active service for over fifty years.

    Hon. Henry SHERWOOD, ex-member of Congress, who died at his home in Wellsboro last week, Thursday, was a brother of Henry SHERWOOD, of Hornbrook. He was the oldest member of the Tioga County bar.

    Mrs. Joel A. HAMILTON, who recently brought suit against the water company of Owego for insufficient water pressure at a fire, which did the plaintiff thousands of dollars damage on that account, has obtained a verdict of $3,250.

    Lizzie LISSON, of Wilmot, is visiting friends at Philadelphia.

    Married - In the parlor of the Farmers Hotel at Dushore on November 9, by Rev. D.L. KEPNER, Jesse B. SEAVER and Edna BROWN, both of Laporte.

    Mrs. SCHULTZ, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. LEPPERT, Pittston, and John BONNING, Morristown, N.J., returned to their homes after a short visit to their mother at the home of Charles MESSERSMITH.


    The following men have been drawn for grand jurors for the December term of court for Laporte.



    Reuben BROWN

    Monroe EDKINS


    Joshua BATTIN

    A.W. SONES

    Henry STAHL

    Julius SICK

    Samuel SECULES

    Austin BROWN

    Oscar BARNES

    Oscar SNYDER


    Henry GILBERT


    Jonathan H. ROGERS

    Geo. BROWN

    John S. BROWN


    Michael FOLEY



    A.L. COX

    The following are the traverse jurors.

    E.W. SNELL

    Arthur COOK

    Albert GLIDEWELL

    Gabriel BAUMAN

    A.A. LUDY


    Alinas DOUGLASS

    Isaac ROGERS

    Robert STORMONT


    J.W. BUCK

    J.C. STECK

    H.D. AVERY

    Joseph SMITH



    Oscar LEWIS


    H.W. OSLER


    W.D. BAHR

    Chas COX

    Martin GALLAHER


    Owen SWEENEY


    T.S. LAIRD


    A.L. DYER

    Frank MCCARTY

    Peter ALBERT

    Henry FAWCETT



    James H. PHILLIPS


    26 November 1896


    O.W. MATHERS was in Dushore on Thursday last.

    Miss Dora HANNON is visiting her brother Richard at Sayre.

    George BOWERS of Overton called on friends in town Sunday.

    Frank HANNON was doing business at the County seat last week.

    Ollie ISBELL and wife of Milan were visiting at O.W. MATHERS' last week.

    Will O'BRIEN, of Overton, called on a friend of his here one night recently.

    Miss Mollie CORCORAN of Overton was visiting at Frank HARRISON's last week.

    J.L. SNYDER is building an addition to one of his tenement houses in town.

    J.B. SMITH and wife visited friends at Picture Rocks and Hughesville last week.

    A.J. BRADLEY and Sheriff SWANK, of Laporte, were in town on business one day last week.

    Misses Frankie and Carrie WARBURTON were at their home at Campbellville over Sunday.

    Misses Cora SCHANBACHER and Erma MATHERS visited Edward SCHANBACHER's school at Black Creek last Friday.

    Miss Irene MILLER, of Eldredsville, visited Miss Jennie MILLER at this place the last of the week.

    Miss Maud RANDALL had the misfortune to fall last Wednesday night, injuring herself quite badly. At this writing she is yet unable to be out.

    Rev. C.W. SCHANBACHER left last Friday for Beech Ridge, Niagara Co., New York, where he has taken up a charge for one year.

    Mr. Frank MOLYNEUX, formerly of Millview, has recently been elected County Superintendent of the Schools of McHenry Co., North Dakota, where he resides.

    Scott COLLINS with a crew of men has finished his contract of arching and grading East Main Street, and has done a very good job, so I don't think that the town people will have to mow that Street next summer.

    John S. KING attended a donation and show at Shunk one night recently and came home and told the reporter that there are nicer girls at Shunk than thereares at Forksville, but we don't believe it. Mr. KING has not seen all the girls here yet.


    William HIEBER spent Sunday at home.

    Wm. NORCONK came up from Towanda Friday.

    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon JACKSON , a daughter.

    Daniel QUINN was down to Towanda Tuesday on business.

    Miles DRAKE is spending a few days at Thomas SCANLIN's.

    A little son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ashley DAVIS.

    Guy YONKIN, of Forksville, came up on business on Saturday.

    Geo. HIEBER, of Evergreen, spent Sunday with his parents here.

    Mr. and Mrs. Daniel WALTMAN are rejoicing over the arrival of a daughter.

    Michael and Charlie CONNOR, of Dushore, were hunting here Wednesday.

    Solon HEVERLY, of Cherry, made a business trip to Monroeton Wednesday.

    Boyd MILLER, of Laddsburg, passed through this place Saturday on his bicycle.

    Cyrus CONNOR and son, of Cherry, passed through this place Saturday.

    Mrs. KEEFE, nee Lizzie MACKARENIA, formerly of this place, is lying very low at this writing.

    Charles FINAN moved his threshing machine from South Ridge to this place Saturday.

    Vincie LYNCH returned to his home at Towanda after spending some time at Thomas SCANLIN’s.

    Mrs. Martin LYNCH, of Towanda, spent one day last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SCANLIN.

    Mrs. Peter FARRELL has returned to her home at Bradford after spending the summer with her brother, Thomas NORTH.

    The Literary Society met with Mrs. HOWELL Friday evening. Next meeting is in two weeks at Mrs. Sarah KENYON’s.


    Mrs. Charles SCHOCK is on the sick list.

    Mr. J.P. MCGEE is on the sick list.

    Miss WOOD called on friends here last Sunday.

    Dr. CHRISTIAN, of Hillsgrove, was in town Monday.

    Mr. W.S. JOHNSON's new building is nearly completed.

    Worth DYER, of Noxen, spent Sunday with his parents in this place.

    Mrs. GORDON has returned home after spending a few weeks in Bernice.

    Harry MCLEOD, who was injured about five weeks ago, is doing as well as can be expected.

    Mrs. C.W. HIGGINS, who has been visiting relatives at this place, has returned to Monroeton.

    Mrs. MINGOS, of Monroeton, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C.H. WHITE, of this place.

    Misses Fannie, Vina and Blanche KELLOGG, of Dushore, spent Sunday with Mrs. ELY, of this place.

    Mrs .A. DEMPSEY and Mrs. M. SMITH, both of Cherry Mills, are visiting Mrs. A.E. FARREL of this place.

    The school which was opened in the hall last Monday is progressing finely under the instruction of Miss Anna HERRU(?).


    C.R. CURTIS raised his barn last week.

    John H. WILLIAMS has moved from Viall Hill to New Albany.

    A.S. VIALL and sister Rebecca are attending school at Factoryville.

    J.H. CRIMINS, of Dushore, made a business call in this place last week.

    H.L. TERRY, of Terrytown, who has been seriously ill, is convalescing slowly.

    Postmaster J.W. FURMAN and R.E. FOX are on the sick list at this writing.

    Mr. and Mrs. John ENGLISH were calling on friends at Ulster and Rome recently.

    Miss Nellie FOX, of Rienzi, was calling on friends at Towanda on Saturday of last week.

    J.A. BIENER, assessor, is busy at work taking the annual assessment of Terry township for 1897.

    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BUTTS, of Viall Hill, were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. J.A. BIENER at Rienzi last week.

    John A. FOX ,of the custom house, Philadelphia, who made a flying visit here last week, has returned to Philadelphia.

    Thomas MCGUIRE of Rienzi and Miss Ella BURK of Wilmot were married at Lovelton, November 11, by Rev. P.C. HURST.

    Byron TERRY and sisters Carrie and Lulu, and Miss Susie BRENNAN of Terrytown, were calling on Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. FOX at Rienzi last week.

    John H. SCHOONOVER has moved from Asylum to his farm on Viall Hill, which he purchased recently from W.T. HORTON. It was formerly the Frank Viall farm.

    A.W. BALLETT died recently at his home in West Terry and was buried at Quick's Bend. The deceased was an old and respected citizen of Terry Township for years.

    Victor E. POST and Miss (?) KINNEY, both of Terrytown, were married at the Baptist parsonage at Wyalusing, November 5, by Rev. B.T. DAVIES. Both bride and groom are highly respected and congratulations are in order.


    H.R. VANLOON's new house is ready to plaster.

    Work has commenced in C.C. WOOD's furniture factory.

    M.M. CORSON is building a fine new house on Front Street.

    Mrs. C. J. ALLEN spent Sunday and Monday with friends at Lopez.

    If any one wishes to know how good the sleighing was last Friday, just ask Gilbert JONES.

    Mrs. S. WILLIAMS and daughter Myrtle have both been very sick, but are a little better at this writing.

    Pascal WILCOX and daughter Myrtie, and Mrs. O.D. CAMPBELL attended the funeral of Mr. John BOWN at Hillsgrove last Friday.

    Mr. John SCRIBINS and Miss Emily GOWAN, both of this place, were married November 10, Freeman WILCOX, Esq., performing the ceremony.

    C.R. SADLER is plastering his new block and expects to move into the upper rooms in about two weeks. One front room in the third story will be used for a band and temperance hall.


    D.D. HOLCOMB of Leroy is spending a few days with relatives in town.

    Mrs. Emily STONE of West Leroy is spending the week with friends at Dushore, Bernice and Lopez.

    J.A. WHIPPLE of Leroy was in town Wednesday, being on his way to Colley, where he went to attend the Pomona Grange. Mr. WHIPPLE is a director in the Granger's Insurance Company of Bradford County.

    An obituary of the late Daniel T. HUCKELL will be prepared and read at the next meeting of the State Board of Agriculture. SEARLE of Susquehanna, FAGUE of Lycoming, and PIOLLET of Bradford have been appointed a committee to prepare the same.

    DIED - James, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. George MCDONALD, of Cherry, died Wednesday, November

    18,1896, aged 10 years and three months, and was buried at St Basil's in this place on Saturday, November 21. He had been ill for a long time. Much sympathy is expressed for the parents in their sad bereavement.

    Mrs. R.W. HENLEY, of Bernice, is in Binghamton, for surgical treatment of a cancer.

    Jerry DEEGAN is confined to his house, as the result of dropping a heavy slab on his foot last week.

    A brand new baby girl was an early Sunday morning caller at the pleasant home of Hon. and Mrs. B.S. COLLINS.

    R.H. SCUREMAN of Luzerne was in town Sunday and Monday. Like all Dushore boys he is successful in his adopted home, being one of the foremost business men of that Wyoming Valley town.

    John H. HOFFER, cashier of the First National Bank of Lebanon, has confessed that he has stolen over $100,000 from the bank in the last six years. The case is so plain that it will probably be necessary to let him serve at least three months in the penitentiary before his health fails to such an extent that a pardon will be necessary.

    Mr. Emmer BUCK of this place was married November 15, to Miss Mary MATTISON of Knoxville, Tioga County, PA. The ceremony took place at the residence of the bride's parents, in the presence of a few intimate friends. Mr. BUCK is one of the finest young men in Dushore, whose many friends join the Review in offering congratulations.

    The Chicken Pie Supper given by the Ladies' Aid Society of the Presbyterian Church at Bernice, Wednesday evening, proved a success both socially and financially. The choir of the Church favored the company with vocal music: also Miss Hattie WATSON entertained the company with some of her favorite songs. The ladies extend their thanks to the I.O.O.F., for the use of their hall, and to R.H. GUY for his services as auctioneer. The proceeds were seventy five dollars.

    Trial List:

    R.C. DAVID vs Matilda VARGASON: No. 21, February term, 1981 - Feigned issue.

    J.W. CARROLL vs Thomas MINER and James LADDIN: No. 96, September term , 1984 - Ejectment.

    John PENXA vs William KENNEDY: No. 4, December term, 1984 - Trespass

    Henry MCDERMOTT vs Thomas MAHAFFEY, Sheriff: No. 56, May term, 1895 - Trespass

    H.J. SHAYLOR vs Stewart CHASE: No. 33, September term, 1895 - Replevin

    Florence HUFFIEFINGER NEAL VS James DEVLIN; No. 66, February term, 1896 - Ejectment.

    The Silver Spring Quarry Co. vs Geo. C. JACKSON: No. 10, May term, 1896 - Appeal

    J.W. BUCK of Sonestown was in Dushore last Friday.

    It is rumored that Dr. RHINEBOLD, of Lopez,will locate in Duluth.

    John J. HOOLEY of Williamsport was calling on friends in town last Thursday.

    Miss Maggie DEEGAN has accepted a position in S. CHESLER's Five Cent Store.

    J.S. MOTT and wife, of West Franklin, spent several days last week at C.S. HOLCOMB's.

    Chas. T. HULL, a facile writer, well known in Grand Army circles, and an ex-treasurer of Bradford County, has become assistant editor of the Athens Gazette.

    H.M. KELLOGG, of Lopez, has a new double quarter column ad this week. His stock of jewelry and silverware would be a credit to many a larger town.

    B.F. CROSSLEY went to Philadelphia last Thursday to undergo an operation to straighten his nose. It will be remembered that he ran into a team with his bicycle a while ago, and his nose has never quite recovered its symmetrical proportions.

    J.W. INGHAM, of Sugar Run, and Geo. T. INGHAM, of Wyalusing, have each made an assignment for the benefit of their creditors. Thomas J. INGHAM, of Laporte, is the assignee of his brother, J.W. INGHAM, and James R. TAYLOR, of Wyalusing, of his nephew, Geo. T. INGHAM. The step was taken in order to protect all creditors, and prevent the property being sacrificed at Sheriff sale. The assets will more than cover the liabilities if time is given to realize.

    Mrs. Wm. D. RIDGWAY, of Monroeton, died Sunday, after an illness of several months with Bright's disease. The remains were brought to this place Tuesday for interment. She was a daughter of the late Col James DEEGAN, and had many relatives and friends here. The funeral was quite largely attended. In addition to a large number from Monroeton, we noticed Thos. DEEGAN and family, Mrs. James CARMODY, Q..A. and Dunham KLINE, Wm. BOLAN and Arthur BURCHILL, of Towanda; Eugene DEEGAN, of Sayre, and Mrs. Jerry MOONEY, of Pittston.


    Mrs. George BIRD of Estella is visiting friends at this place.

    Mrs. Sarah KAYE of Towanda is visiting friends at this place.

    The raffle at W. BARTH's Thursday evening was largely attended.

    Mrs. Mark SMITH and Mrs. Anthony DEMPSY are visiting friends at Lopez.

    Edward MCCAN and wife of Overton were visiting at Thomas LAVEY's recently.

    Julius BAHL and family of Dushore were visiting at William SMITH's on Sunday.

    Mr. and Mrs. J.K. BIRD of Millview were visiting relatives at this place Sunday.

    3 December 1896


    Pathmaster SCANLIN is repairing several of the bridges here.

    Gabriel ROBINSON and family, and Jacob SCHRAUN and wife, of Wilmot, spent Thanksgiving at Emanuel HIEBER’s.

    Mr. and Mrs. William MCHENRY, of Dushore, spent Thanksgiving with relatives here.

    Milton BITTENBINDER, who had the misfortune to break his leg, is improving slowly at present.

    There was a raffling match at Frank MIDDENDORF's Tuesday evening. The lucky boys won the chickens and turkeys.

    Miss Maggie NORTH spent Thursday with her parents here, returning to Overton Friday.

    John CAREY, of South Ridge, passed through the Valley on business Wednesday.

    Mr. FRANKLIN is buying cattle in this vicinity.

    Miss Julia and Maggie COYLE spent Friday with their brother Frank at Cherry.

    Miss Lizzie WARD spent Wednesday at Towanda.

    Mrs. KEEFE, whose illness we mentioned last week, died at her home at Overton, November 20. She was formerly of this place and loved by all who knew her. She leaves one sister, Mrs. James NORTH, and one brother, Patrick MACARENIA, who resided with her.


    Samuel VOORHEES died at the residence of his father near this place Tuesday Nov. 24th, aged 18 years. Interment was at Benton, Friday, November 27.

    Lost, strayed or stolen, a pet coon, the property of Edward PECK; anybody recovering the same will be liberally rewarded.

    Thomas REESE has traded horses again. Who got stuck this time?

    Lyman JACKSON, Jr. is on the sick list, suffering from rheumatism.

    A party of young people spent a very pleasant evening at the home of Miss Edna LEWIS, Monday evening, November 16th, in honor of her 15th birthday. She received a number of very nice presents. Games and various amusements were indulged in until a late hour.


    Philip BAUMUNK, of Lake Run, was in town Sunday. He has a lame foot, the result of an accident on a log job.

    John PARDOE went to the Williamsport hospital about six weeks ago for an operation on an ankle. He returned last week and is very much better.

    Mrs. Perry BENFIELD had the misfortune to cut her hand badly with a butcher knife Saturday.

    Miss Nellie ANDREWS, of Mansfield, visited her parents at this place last week.

    After the Thanksgiving services at the Millview church, friends presented Rev. FRAZIER with a purse of $20.00 and Mrs. FRAZIER with a new dress.

    A.B. FOX, of the Mercur coal mine, was here on business last week.

    Sheriff SWANK was in town last Saturday.

    A.B. KILMER, of Shunk, was in town one day last week.

    Mrs. Moses RANDALL, of Lincoln Falls, visited friends in town last week.

    Miss Millie WRIGHT, of Elkland, was calling on friends here Saturday.

    Henry ANDREWS is breaking a span of colts for A.E. CAMPBELL, of Shunk. Henry knows just how to handle a colt.

    William RINEBOLD, of East Forks, had the misfortune to break his leg last Tuesday, while at work on his log job. His leg was caught between two logs, while engaged in skidding. He was removed to Hotel Snyder at this place and Dr. RANDALL reduced the fracture. By Friday he had so far recovered as to be able to be taken to his own home.

    Ray ROGERS was in Wilkes-Barre last week, returning Sunday, via Dushore.

    The mighty hunters were all on the mountains Thanksgiving day. About a dozen of them camped out all night and they had a jolly good time. They saw some very fine deer. Mr. NYE shot a wild cat and John RANDALL, a porcupine. The rest of the company shot a few deer tracks, and brought them home. They expect to have them mounted for exhibition.

    Dr. B.E. GAMBLE has arranged a very pleasant office in the second story of the building occupied by Snyder & Co. It will be occupied by Dr. ORMSBY, of New York City, who expects to locate in this place about New Year’s.

    The members of the Literary Society extends thanks to Major and Mrs. SEELEY for the use of their spacious parlors for the masquerade social and banquet last Wednesday evening.

    Washington RANDALL spent Sunday at New Albany.

    A sad shooting accident happened at this place Thanksgiving day. Walter SHAFFER, John COLLINS and

    Willie CLARK were hunting on the island, near the Woolen Mills. SHAFFER and CLARK chased a squirrel into a hollow tree. COLLINS stepped up and hit the tree with the butt of his gun to scare the squirrel out. He was holding the gun on his shoulder and looking up into the tree at the time. SHAFFER stood about ten feet behind him. The blow of the gun breech against the tree was of such force as to discharge the piece, and the charge passed through his (SHAFFER's) head. The boy's cries for help brought Jessie SHAFFER (father of Walter) to the scene, who at once summoned Dr. RANDALL, and the boy's wounds were at once dressed and everything possible done for his comfort. Hopes are entertained of his recovery, although at this writing (Sunday) he is still unconscious. Young COLLINS is about 16, and is a son of Scott COLLINS of this place. The injured boy is about 14 years of age. This sad accident should teach all, both boys and men, to be more careful in the use of firearms.


    An excellent Thanksgiving sermon was delivered in the Baptist Church last Thursday by Rev. MCCULLOUGH.

    Mrs. Charlotte CAMPBELL has moved back to this place from Tunkhannock.

    W.G. CAMPBELL, station agent at Monroeton, was taken quite ill while visiting at this place last Wednesday, and was confined to the bed for several days, but is a little better now.

    Mrs. Chas. BRINK is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Martha DOVE, at Athens.

    G.I. HEVERLY is siding and painting his dwelling house.

    Mrs. Pauline CHEW, of Massachusetts, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Emma BOLITHO, and daughter, Miss Emma CONLEY, in this place.

    Mr. E. TERRY of Terrytown, Lillian SMITH of Keelerville, and Miss Alive SMITH of Wyalusing ate their Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Henry SMITH at this place.

    John DIEFFENBACH and wife,of Dushore, were guests last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. HEVERLY.

    C.W. SHUMWAY of Noxen and Miss Ruth WILCOX of Monroeton were married at the home of the bride last Wednesday afternoon, November 25th.

    Wm. FRISBIE died at his home near New Era Wednesday morning, November 18, aged 36 years. His death was caused by Bright's disease from which he had suffered for some time. He was a member of Camp NO. 203, P.O.S. of A., of this place, and was the first member to be summoned from the ranks by death since its organization five years ago. A large number from here, including many members of the Camp, attended the funeral which was held at the house on Friday. Interment at Durell cemetery.

    Nearby surviving members of Co. K, 50th P.V., held a meeting at Murphy's hall in this place, Thursday, November 19, for the purpose of effecting a permanent organization, admitting Co's. D. and G. Members present were James WILCOX, James CAMPBELL, James HURST, Isaac BABCOCK, Thomas BENTLEY, Freeman WILCOX, Charles TERRY, S.D. YAW, S.S. ORMSBY, F.R. MILLER, James CARR, J.H. SCOTT and J.D. JOHNSON. The following officers were elected for next year: Isaac BABCOCK, President; J.D. JOHNSON, Secretary. Adjourned to meet September 17th, 1897, at New Albany, PA.

    Austin MILLER of Durell was calling on friends in this place last Friday.

    The next meeting of the W.C.T.U. will be held at Mrs. Wm. HEWITT's Friday afternoon, December 4th.

    J.E. ALLEN has sold his house and lot below town to Alex. KEENEY of Elkland and is laying the foundation for a new house on his lot on Keeler Street.

    Mr. John MILLER and Miss Amanda HOWELL, both of Laddsburg, were married by Rev.S.D.FISK at the M.P. parsonage in this place last Thursday evening, November 26, 1896.

    Darius BENNETT and wife expect to go to housekeeping this week near Aumbs' mill.

    A letter from Crooked Bridge states that Mrs. John FOX has found six bee trees this fall while Mr. FOX has only found three, which is another proof of a woman's superior ability.

    Charlie BIENLICH and wife have moved back to their home in this place.

    Mrs. M.M. HALL is spending a couple of weeks with friends at Evergreen and vicinity.

    Abe GOWAN has returned from the hospital at Philadelphia somewhat improved in health.

    Philo FINCH is again confined to the house and part of the time to his bed.

    Any one wishing to purchase a Bible, Testament, or Hymn Book, for Christmas will please call on Miss Ella YAW for the same and, if she has not go on hand what is wanted, she will order it.


    E.O. PEALER and family, of Sayre, were the guests of D. (?) PEALER last week.

    O.C. RICHART and wife, of Monroeton, spent Thanksgiving with their daughter Mrs. E.P. KESTER.

    Miss Emma WOOD, of Towanda, is spending a few weeks at this place.

    J. RHINEBOLD and family spent Thanksgiving with Mrs. EDGAR.

    The residence of W.L. JOHNSON is nearly completed.

    Mrs. Jake GRIMES has returned to this place.

    Miss Lillie SNYDER, who is having trouble with her eyes, is confined to the house for a few days.

    Mrs. J.E. SPANGLER, who has been confined to her bed, is rapidly improving.

    Mr. and Mrs. RICE spent Thanksgiving at Monroeton.

    Miss May KINTNER is visiting friends at this place.

    Mr. and Mrs. Philander PUTMAN and Mr. and Mrs. Erastus PUTMAN have been visiting relatives at this place.

    Mr. and Mrs. W.N. JENNINGS, of Wilkes-Barre, spent a few days with their sons B.W. and C.H. JENNINGS.

    Peter MCDERMOTT, while playing with another child, was hurt, but we hope not seriously.

    Mrs. A.L. DYER spent a day last week with her parents in Dushore.

    C.H. JOHNSON went to Wilkes-Barre on business one day last week.

    Rev. MCALLISTER is spending a few days with his brother at Wilkes-Barre.

    There will be a business meeting of the Young People's Society at Miss Mollie EDGAR’s,, next Friday evening for the purpose of reorganizing.

    The Ladies' Aid Society will meet with Mrs. I.E. SPANGLER next Thursday.

    Mrs. ANTHONY, of this place is visiting friends at Houser mills.

    Mrs. E.P. KESTER is visiting her parents at Monroeton.

    H. KELLOGG and family spent Thanksgiving with parents at Dushore.

    Prof. LEWIS, of the Dushore schools, was a visitor at the Lopez schools last Friday.

    Mr. FINKLE went to Wilkes-Barre on business one day last week.

    Ex-Judge SITTSER of Tunkhannock has resumed his legal practice.


    O.D. BARTOW, of Forksville, was in town Tuesday.

    Geo. MCHENRY, of Sayre, was in town Friday last.

    Miss May ALDEN of Bernice visited J.D. REESER's over Sunday.

    Fred WELLS came home from Newark Valley to spend Thanksgiving.

    Mr. Asa DOUGLAS, of Wyalusing, spent Thanksgiving in this place with relatives.

    U.G. MANLEY, a grocery man of Troy, has made an assignment for the benefit of his credit.

    Capt. and Mrs. James THOMPSON, and Mr. and Mrs. R.J. THOMSON, spent Thanksgiving at Wyalusing.

    Harry BREWER has accepted a position as Lehigh Valley brakeman and gone to Sayre to attend to his duties.

    Conrad and Frank SELTZER, with their families, moved to Fountain Springs, PA., on Monday of this week.

    Mr. and Mrs. F.P. VINCENT were called to Milan last week by the serious illness of Mr. VINCENT's father. He is reported slightly better at this writing.

    H.H. BLAIR, of Wellsboro, was gunning in this vicinity a couple of days last week. He was in Dushore Friday. A dozen or more years ago he was station agent at this place. He now holds the responsible position of superintendent of telegraph for the Fall Brook railroad.

    Miss Margaret GRIMES, of Troy, spent Thanksgiving with Mrs. J.D. REESER.

    F.H. FARRELL is erecting a two-story building on Julia Street to be used as a bottling works.

    Miss Lizzie LISSON, of Wilmot, who has been visiting friends in Philadelphia for the past six weeks, has returned home.

    Rev. J.W. KLINGLER preached a very able Thanksgiving sermon at the Lutheran church last Thursday evening. He was assisted in the services by Rev. E.S. NOLL of the Reformed church.

    A boneless child is the latest curiosity discovered by Councilman Cannaro, at Warren PA, who is authority for the statement that a child whose name is Parks is composed of nothing but skin and muscle. The family is poor and the child will be taken in charge by the County Commissioners.


    John SCHAAD, of Mildred, was doing business at this place last week.

    Mrs. Joseph SICK and son Frank were visiting at Jacob GRAIFLY's on Thursday.

    Wm. SMITH and family spent Sunday at Dushore.

    Mrs. Sarah KAYE of Towanda returned home Tuesday.

    L.B. YONKIN and wife were visiting at the Mills on Thursday.

    Edward YONKIN and family spent Sunday at Wash BARTH's.

    Misses Katie and Lizzie DEMPSY have been visiting friends at Lopez.

    Miss Mollie MUNDY is visiting friends at Estella.

    Geo. HARTZIG has been kept very busy sawing the past few weeks.

    10 December 1896


    A.J. BRADLEY of Laporte, was doing business in town Friday.

    B.S. LANCASTER,, of Towanda, was calling on friends here recently.

    Miss Dora HANNON has returned home from Sayre, after a two weeks visit with friends.

    Sheriff SWANK was in town on business one day last week.

    Mrs. O.W. MATHERS is visiting friends at Terry.

    Fred SHAFFER and his sister Zelpha of Lopez were called to their home at this place on Thanksgiving Day by the shooting accident of their brother Walter, which I forgot to mention in last week's letter.

    W.E. MILLER, our blacksmith, is so overrun with business this winter that he was compelled to hire an extra man to assist him. So he hired Wm. MURRAY, Jr. of Dushore, who will begin work on Monday of this week. Mr. MURRAY is a good blacksmith and that is what Mr. MILLER wants.

    The question of the debate last Wednesday night (the Literary Society) was "That the pensions paid to the soldiers, widows and orphans of the United States, is of more benefit to the people of the United States than the money paid by life insurance companies". Affirmative, Frank HANNON, F.J. WANDALL, M.D. ROGERS. Levy LANCASTER. Negative, M.R. BLACK, Raymond ROGERS, John RANDALL, Lyman SNYDER. Decision in favor of affirmative.

    Henry BROWN, Charles WILLIAMS and Geo. WILLIAMS, with a party from Towanda, shot a fine deer on the mountain last week, which weighed nearly 200 pounds.

    James L. DONAHOE, of Dushore, was in town Saturday.

    Misses Jewel O'BRIEN, Margaret MCCANN, Jennie and Myra RINEBOLD, of Overton, were visiting their school friends over Sunday at this place and enjoying themselves with the town girls skating.

    Walter SHAFFER is improving very slowly and there is some hope of his recovery.

    The new doctor, who has been expected for some time, arrived here Saturday night. He will practice with Dr. GAMBLE. Dr. ORMSBY was one of the best doctors of New York City.


    Freeman MOSIER and wife, of Colley, were visiting at Joseph SICK's on Friday.

    Samuel EPLER and family spent Sunday at Washington BARTH's.

    Miss Nellie BIRD, of Estella, spent Sunday at C.S. SICK's.

    John KERNAN spent Sunday at Laporte.

    Miss Mollie MUNDY has returned to the Mills, after spending a few weeks visiting friends at Hillsgrove and Estella.

    Mrs. C.S. SICK and Mrs. John GROSS made a business trip to Forksville last week.

    Henry RINEBOLD made a business trip to the Forks last week.


    W.A. GUMBLE killed the largest hog that has been killed in this town this year, weighing 877 lbs. Five butchers were employed.

    A.H. GOODMAN was in town last week.

    Mrs. J.A. SPEAKER and Miss GREEN, of Sidney Cottage, are visiting friends at Williamsport.

    A potato roast was indulged in by the sportsmen of town Friday and Saturday evenings. The medal was awarded to M. FOGLE, who told of a snake killed near the blockhouse measuring 1 1/2 feet across the head and having 75 rattles. It had just swallowed a two-year old calf. Mr. FOGLE is a temperance man.

    Report of the Campbellville school:

    Grade A

    Sumner WARBURTON

    Josephine KELLY

    Etta FAWCETT

    Maggie LEAHY

    Emma WANCKE

    Grade B

    Agnes KELLY (Note: This is the grandmother of Sullivan Web Page coordinator Bob Sweeney.)

    Pearl WANCKE


    Newman WARBURTON

    Joseph LEAHY

    Joseph BEDFORD

    Grade C

    Amos WANCK

    Joseph KELLY

    Agnes LEAHY

    John LEAHY

    Bruce WANCKE


    Wm. BURGESS of Hillsgrove was in town last Thursday.

    Miss Emma HAINES, of Powell, is visiting at Robert HOAG's.

    A.E. CAMPBELL, of Shunk, was in town Friday and Saturday.

    Mrs. LAYTON, and Mrs. POWELL, of Towanda, were at Mrs. F.B. POMEROY's last week.

    Miss Emma HILEMAN, of Wilkes-Barre, was visiting her parents here last week.

    S.D. HOAGLAND, of Towanda, was doing business at this place last Friday and Saturday.

    Geo. W. HAYMAN has opened a confectionery store in the room formerly occupied by Marks clothing store.

    Miss Josephine SWARTS, of Towanda, has been assisting her father in the bank for two or three weeks.

    G.T DEEGAN has the largest stock of confectionery, fruits, nuts, tobacco and cigars.

    We are so sorry to hear of the sickness from diphtheria of the family of Geo. HILEMAN of Dallas. Later reports are that all are recovering. George has many friends here.

    Bishop SANFORD, of Harrisburg, was in attendance at the dedication of the United Evangelical church at Lopez, Sunday.

    Judge DUNHAM was in town Monday morning on his way to Towanda to hold court. There are 42 cases on the criminal docket in Bradford county this week, and both Judge DUNHAM and Judge PECK are hard at work in disposing of them.

    Joseph MIDDENDORF, of Wyalusing, was in town Wednesday morning.

    Mrs. C.M. WILLIAMS, of Liberty Corners, visited her sisters in this place Sunday.

    Hon. W.C. ROGERS of Forksville, Hon. B.W. JENNINGS of Lopez, and Fisher WELLES of Wyalusing, were in town Tuesday attending a meeting of the bank directors.

    G.G. JACKSON, of Terrytown, has a sword captured by his grandfather from a British officer at the battle of Lundy's Lane. It is a souvenir of which he is justly proud.

    Solon HEVERLY returned last week from White Haven, where he had been called by the serious illness of his son Fred. He left him a little better and hopes are entertained of his complete recovery. The disease is typhoid pneumonia. Fred's numerous friends here will be glad to hear that he is recovering.

    The men who burglarized the N.C.R.R. station at Roaring Branch recently were given nine years each by Judge METZGAR. Six years for burglary, and three years for shooting with intent to kill. Two of them were given an extra year for attempting to break jail. The way of the transgressor is quite hard.

    Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah HEMBURY, Jr. of Bernice, died December 7, of croup, and was buried at Old Zion's in this place, December 9, aged 3 years 2 months and 22 days.

    Lena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson HOFFA of Satterfield, died December 1st and was buried at Old Zion's, December 3rd, aged 10 months.

    Rush THOMPSON is on the sick list.

    HUNSINGER's pond was full of skaters Sunday.

    Judge INGHAM of Laporte, was in town Monday.

    Mrs. Henry G. HUFFMASTER is suffering from an attack of pneumonia.

    General Horace PORTER will be Grand Marshal of the inaugural parade in Washington, March 4.

    A southbound express on the Northern Central was derailed Saturday morning about 3 o'clock at Penn Bryn station, eight miles below Canton. An iron was driven into a switch and it was evidently a deliberate attempt at train wrecking. Eight cars were piled up and the mail agent and baggage master seriously hurt.

    Married - In Towanda, December 2, 1896, Mr. Frank E. RICHARD to Agnes Christine DALLAS. Mr. RICHART is a native of Dushore and has many friends here. He is at present one of the promising businessmen of New Albany. The bride has been a teacher in the Towanda public schools for the past five years.

    The following letters remain uncalled for in the post office at Lopez, PA:

    Patrick BYRON
    Carl BERRY
    Paul BENNETT
    Warden BAHR
    Lewis DETRICK
    Oscar DARDLER
    Harry DAY
    Robert CHARLES
    Thos. FRANKLIN
    Edw. FREY
    Frank KOKEN
    James MOONEY
    John E. O'BRIEN

    17 December 1896


    W.L. HOFFMAN and Ed. DARBY made a business trip to Williamsport last week.

    T.F. PORTER, of Elmira, NY, transacted business at this place last Monday.

    Mrs. Edward CRANMER of Monroeton and Miss Nellie STEBY, of Liberty Corners, are visiting at Jacob GALOUGH's.

    J.H. KEEFE and wife attended the State convention of the Farmers' Alliance at Scranton the past week, Mr. KEEFE being a delegate from this lodge.

    Francis TRITCHLER and Andrew GALOUGH transacted business at Forksville, Saturday.

    E.E. MCCUNE is on the sick list.

    Geo. CHAPMAN lost a very valuable bird dog last week. It was ki.lled between this place and Forksville.

    Rabbit stories are all the go nights at the tannery. M. FOGLE leads.

    A hat social was held at John DARBY's Thursday last under the auspices of the Christian Endeavor of the Church of Christ. Harry HAAS won the prize for the best trimmed hat and Henry DARBY won the booby prize for the poorest.

    Edgar GIBBS, of Wyalusing, is home on a visit.


    James ALLEN and family Sundayed with his parents at Dushore.

    The invitations are out for the LONG-KAYE wedding. To take place at 12 o'clock Wednesday at Geo. C. BIRD's of Estella. They expect to commence house keeping at the LONG residence at this place.

    The lawn at the schoolhouse makes a fine appearance since C.S. SICK and team, aided by the scholars, cleared up the grounds Friday.

    Mrs.Chas. YONKIN and daughter were visiting at James KUNES’ on Saturday.

    Mrs. Anthony DEMPSEY has returned home after spending a few weeks at Lopez.

    There was a large attendance at the wood frolic last week at Michael MCDONALD's and also at William SMITH's.

    Mrs. Elda SWEENEY made a business trip to Towanda Saturday. (Note: This may be a typo, since there is no known "Sweeney" with this first name in Sullivan County history.

    Miss BROGAN, of Dushore, has been spending several weeks at Thomas DOYLE’s.

    Geo. BIRD, Julius BAHL and family, of Dushore, were visiting at William SMITH's on Sunday.

    Jacob GRAIFLY and family were visiting at Joseph SICK's last week.


    Born to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. JENNINGS, a daughter; to Mr. and Mrs. Amos ECKHART a boy; and to Mr. and Mrs. HART, a boy.

    Prof. Perry PARKS, of Towanda, has a class in singing, every Tuesday evening at the M.E. church.

    Miss Grace LUST, of Canton, has taken a position with E.P. KESTER of this place.

    Miss Lottie HEMBURY, of Dushore, spent the past week in this place.

    H.A. PRINGLE and family, of Huntington Mills, have been visiting relatives in this place.

    JENNINGS BROS. hard wood mill has shut down a few weeks for repairs.

    Q.A. KLINE, of Towanda, was at this place on business Monday.

    Miss Linda HOUSEWEARTH left this place for Philadelphia, Monday.

    Rev. I.E. SPANGLER will begin revival meetings Monday evening.

    The Ladies' Aid will meet at Mrs. E.P. KESTER's next Thursday afternoon.


    Margaret returned Saturday night from a week's visit at South Branch.

    Mrs. Katherine IRVINE started last Tuesday for Buffalo, where she will spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. SAUNDERS.

    Rev. HORTON of Towanda spoke at the M.E. church Sunday.

    J.H. TURNER is laying the foundation for a new house on Front Street just below town.

    J.E. ALLEN has moved back to this place from Athens and will occupy the basement of the WICKIZER house until his house is finished.

    Miss Maggie SHAFFER is still on the sick list.

    Wm. WHITE and daughter Nellie of Towanda spent Sunday at C.J. ALLEN's.

    Ernest ELY and Miss Lucy DODGE were married Saturday, December 5, by S.D. STERIGERE, Esq.

    Miss Margaret HEACOCK of Dushore is visiting her sister Mrs. MYNARD.

    Miss May WILCOX has returned home from Ulster.

    Mrs. Dora HANNON of Forksville is learning dressmaking with Mrs. CORCORAN.

    At a regular meeting of Swarts Post, G.A.R., last Saturday evening, the following officers were elected;

    Commander - J.T. HESTED, S.V. Commander - Thomas DEEGAN, J.V. Commander - Erastus WILSON,

    Officer of the Day - G.H. TERRY, Guard - James SCOTT, Surgeon - Warren AYERS, Chaplain - Wm. HEWITT.

    On the same day as the above the W.R.C. also elected the following President - Mrs. Orlando WAYMAN, First Vice President - Mrs. Louise HENLEY, Second Vice President - Mrs. M.M. HALL, Guard - Mrs. Joanna MILLER, Conductor - Miss Myrtle WILLIAMS, Treasurer - Mrs. WM. WEED, Chaplain - Mrs. J.A. JONES.

    Miss Amelia BALDWIN of Satterfield spent Sunday with friends in this place.


    John FOX, of Sugar Run, was calling on friends in this place last week.

    Christian ILL and wife of Norway Ridge were calling on friends at Camptown last week.

    J.A. BIENER and family, of Rienzi, were calling on friends on Viall Hill last week.

    M.J. BUTTS and family of Asylum were visiting at John TICHEN's at Marshview last week.

    Fred CURTIS of Rienzi made a business trip to Ricketts recently.


    Mrs. Alvin AVERY of Hillsgrove is sojourning with friends and relatives here.

    Alfred KIPP and mother of Evergreen, spent one day recently with his father-in-law Henry RING.

    Thomas WARD is having his dwelling house sided and expects to treat it to a coat of paint.

    Nathan PERSUN of Dushore was surveying the lines of the Richley farm Saturday.

    Henry SMITH of New Albany is on the road buying eggs and butter.

    Thomas ROUSE is loading a car with lumber at the Rouse Switch.

    Miss Ida HIEBER spent last week at Ricketts.

    Dennis and Patrick NORTH are hauling bark to the Rouse Switch.

    Mrs. Phillip BENNET is on the sick list.

    Miss Ama MARLIN is convalescing.

    William NORCONK and son of Towanda is hauling hay from his farm at Wilmot to Towanda.

    Frank COYLE of Moonstreet spent Monday with his son Frank at Cherry.

    John CUMMISKEY of Laddsburg, visited relatives here Sunday.

    Mrs. David UTZ of Dushore made her parents a call Saturday.

    Willie HIEBER has purchased Aaron STIFF's farm in Cherry and Mr. STIFF has gone to York state where he expects to make his future home.

    William HIEBER, who has been employed at Peter ALBERT's for the past few years, spent Sunday with his parents.


    Bennie LITTLE, of Green Mountain, had a team run away Wednesday night with a load of lumber from the furniture factory. Not much damage was done.

    Miss Pearl INGERSOLL, of Odessa, N.Y., is visiting at J. L. MOLYNEUX’s.

    O.W. MATHERS and family were visiting friends and relatives at Milan last week.

    Sheriff SWANK was in town Friday, hunting fat cattle.

    Walter SHAFFER is getting along very well. There is much hope of his recovery.

    Miss BROWN, of Estella, is visiting at Isaac ROGERS'.

    Ed BATTIN, of Overton, was in town on business Friday.

    M.R. BLACK and E.I. STURDEVANT went to Sunbury on Thursday on business and returned Saturday.

    WM. CARROLL of Dushore was in town Friday.

    John WANCK, an old and respected citizen of East Forks, died last Thursday, aged about 70 years. The funeral was held Sunday.

    E.E. ZURN, a boot and shoe maker of Towanda, has located in our town and is prepared to do anything in his line. Give him a call.

    E.M. SCHANBACHER was brought home sick from his school at Black Creek last Tuesday, but is better now and will go back Monday. Mary L. CLARK taught during his absence.

    The Literary Society elected the following officers last Wednesday evening: President - Genevieve HOFFMAN, Vice President - M.D. ROGERS, Secretary - Jewel O'BRIAN, Treasurer - Guy ROGERS, Librarian - Margaret MCCANN, Janitor - Ray ROGERS.


    In Overton village. Bradford county, three-fourths of an acre of ground, having thereon erected a frame house, frame barn, and wagon shop. Also a number of fruit trees and a good well of water on the premises. Write to or call on J.L. MOLYNEUX, Millview, PA.

    Three houses to rent - Inquire of Rush J. THOMSON, Dushore, PA.

    M. BRINK of New Albany is engaging poultry for Christmas. Call before his orders are filled.

    Hemlock lumber for sale, sawed to order for $6.50 and $7.00 per 1000 feet. Chestnut posts, second growth, 4 cents apiece. F.N. DIEFFENBACK, Colley, PA.

    For Sale - A fine matched yoke of 7 years old oxen for sale at a bargain. Address Mrs. Mary CLARKE, Millview, PA.

    C.W. HOFFA is helping at J.D. REESER's during the holiday rush.

    Miss Cora DIEFFENBACH is seriously ill.

    Joseph HARNEY and Nellie BROGAN spent Sunday evening at Thomas GAHAN's.

    Charles LANDON, of this place, was taken suddenly ill last Sunday, but is better at present.

    F.A. COLEMAN and family, who have been spending several weeks at LaGrange, Ohio, returned home last week.

    W.G. CAMPBELL, station agent at Monroeton, accompanied by his wife and two children, spent last week at John CAMPBELL's at this place.

    Mr. and Mrs. A.D. MCHENRY attended a reception and banquet Tuesday evening at Keystone Hall, Pittston, given by Wyoming Valley Commandery, K.T. No. 57.

    Editor BEIDELMAN of the Shickshinny Democrat mourns the death of his 13-year old son Howard. The little fellow was skating Tuesday, December 8, when the ice broke and he went under. His playmate sprang in after him, and it was with difficulty that he was rescued. The body of Howard was recovered in about three quarters of an hour.

    Our friend "Hite" OSLER, of Lincoln Falls, made us a brief call last Thursday.

    J.L. MOLYNEUX of Millview was in town on Saturday last.

    D.M. TURNER of the Towanda Reporter Journal was here a couple of days last week in the interests of the Penn Mutual Insurance Co.

    Thomas DAVITT, of Binghamton, died Saturday, aged 102 years. He was the oldest person in the city.

    A city paper, speaking of the Thanksgiving shooting accident at Forksville says that young SHAFFER's head was blown entirely off his shoulders and that the boys carried the headless corpse home. That is about as straight as the great big truth-telling city papers ever get anything. And yet they try to poke fun at the local papers. Why, brethren of the city press, if George Washington were alive he would use his hatchet on the whole crowd of you.

    F.C. FINCKE and F.W. FINCKE, of Bella Sylva, have each raised a 50 foot flag staff at their homes on the mountain top, and on holidays Old Glory floats proudly in the breeze 2300 feet above the sea.

    Judge LYNCH, of Wilkes-Barre, is presiding at Court this week. His decisions are decisive. As we heard a gentleman remark. "If one steps on his toes, they get off real quick."

    Jacob MEGARGLE, of Sonestown, was the foreman of the grand jury, and performed his duties in a highly creditable manner.

    24 December 1896


    W.L. PRYUNE of Milan,was visiting at O.W. MATHERS' last week.

    Miss Irene LETTS is visiting friends at Shunk this week.

    Miss Kate BENFIELD is visiting friends and relatives at Hughesville for two weeks.

    C.H. SEELEY has laid a new sidewalk from the house to the barn.

    Misses Belle COOKE and Genevieve HOFFMAN will spend their two week's vacation in Dushore; Dottie MCILWAIN of Ulster and Prof. WANDALL, at Mehoopany and Dushore.

    G.A. ROGERS, who is taking a course in electricity at Washington, is home on vacation for a week or two.

    Walter SHAFFER is so he can be out again. He called on friends in town last week.

    Fred SHAFFER, who has been home three week helping take care of his brother Walter, has returned to his work at Lopez, and his sister Zilpha to Waverly.

    Miss Margaret MCCANN has been very sick the past few days but was taken to her home at Overton, Saturday.

    The scholars of the High School presented Prof. W.J. WANDALL with a very nice lamp on Friday last.

    Edward E. ZURN, our new shoe maker, and William MURRAY, our new blacksmith, took a walk up the new road Sunday to look at the World's End, and they saw a very large bear walking on a log on the mountain side about 150 yards away. It would have been a good shot if they had had their guns along.

    WHEREAS, It has pleased God in His infinite wisdom to remove from the scene of his earthly glory our much esteemed friend and brother, Daniel T. HUCKELL:

    Resolved, That by his death the Epworth League has lost an active Christian worker, the family a beloved husband and devoted father, and the community an honest, loyal citizen.

    Resolved That his stalwart ability, cheerful disposition, loving kindness and pure Christian character have left a lasting impression on our minds. And though we part with him reluctantly, yet our great loss is his Eternal gain.

    Resolved That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family in this, their sad hour of affliction and for their comfort and relief commend them to our Heavenly Father who doeth all things well.

    Resolved That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the Epworth Herald and county papers for publication, and recorded on the minute book of our Epworth League and a copy be sent to the family of the departed brother.

    Court Cases:

    Com vs Charles BAHR. Assault and battery. Case tried. Jury find defendant not guilty and prosecutor, Julius BAHR, to pay the costs.

    Com vs J.M. ROSENCRANTZ and Minard PETERMAN, road supervisors of Laporte township. Neglect of the public highway. Verdict not guilty.

    Com vs John A. GIBBS. Felonious assault. Court directed the jury to find a verdict of not guilty, the case being barred by the statute of limitations.

    Com vs Ida PARR. Carrying concealed weapons. Jury finds defendant not guilty and prosecutor Lydia KESTER to pay the costs.

    Com vs Leonard MARTIN. Malicious mischief. D.A. allowed by the court to enter a Nolle Pros in this case.

    Com vs J.H. HOLZHOWER and Edward HOLZHOWER. Neglect to maintain parents. Continued to next term.

    The Court appoints Mrs. Catharine M. HUCKELL guardian of Sarah HUCKELL, minor child of D.T. HUCKELL, deceased.

    In the matter of the partition of the Real Estate of James PETERMAN, deceased December 14, Court opened the several sealed bids in the case and awarded Purport No. 1 to Mrs. Susie KEELER, for $425, Purport No. 2 to Glen PETERMAN for $2000, Purport NO. 3 to Shed PETERMAN for $60, Purport NO. 4 to Minard PETERMAN for $1500, and directed each of said bidders to enter recognizance according to law and fixed the counsel fee in the case at $125.

    Geo. I. BAHR vs Mary S. BAHR. Plurus Subpoena in Divorce awarded.

    Frank MITTENDORF vs L.V.R. R. CO. Rule granted to show cause why the service of the summons should not be stricken off.

    On petition, the Court appoint James R. MURRAY as guardian of Grace CAMPBELL, Clyde CAMPBELL and James CAMPBELL, minor children of G.W. CAMPBELL, deceased, and direct that said guardian give bond in the sum of $500 for each ward.

    In re insolvency of Ida PARR; upon hearing petition, Ida PARR is discharged as an insolvent debtor.

    In re the partition of the real estate of Patrick MOONEY, deceased. The Court directs public sale of the property to be made by the Sheriff upon due and legal notice.

    BRUNDAGE vs BRUNDAGE. Alius Subpoena in divorce directed to issue.

    Chas. HUGO vs J.P. ROGERS and Frank FINKLE; judgment ordered to be entered against the original defendants and in favor of the plaintiff for want of appearance. Amount to be ascertained by (?).

    A.F. SHATTUCK vs H.K. WILLIAMS. On motion of attorney for plaintiff, judgment in open Court for want of appearance and affidavits of defense.

    First and final account of John S. MOSIER, executor of the estate of Wilhelmina MESSERSMITH, deceased.

    Widow's share estate of A.J. BIDDLE; widow's share estate of Ambrose FARRELL; widow's share estate of Charles GLOECKNER.

    In the matter of the assignment of Geo. C and John G. WRIGHT for benefit of creditors. The report of auditor J.H. CRONIN referred back to him to take evidence on the priority of liens on the mill property and to report the facts to the Court. Attorneys for A. WALSH, B.S. COLLINS, and executors of Geo. D. JACKSON, deceased, excepted and exceptions noted by the court.

    Ira D. VANDERPOOL vs Edith VANDERPOOL. On petition it is ordered that decree be made absolute as of date March 1, 1895.

    Dora O'BRIEN vs John O'BRIEN. Testimony taken before Court, read and divorce decreed upon payment of costs.

    Sylvanus U. MORGAN vs Rose BROWN MORGAN. Divorce decreed on payment of costs.

    Thomas D. SWANK vs Nellie J. SWANK. Robert STORMONT appointed Commissioner.

    Sarah MCCARROLL vs F.P. VINCENT. E.J. MULLEN appointed auditor to distribute the fund in Court arising from Sheriff's sale of the defendant’s personal property.

    H.T. DOWNS appointed auditor to audit the accounts of the Prothonotary and Register and Recorder for the year 1896.

    In the matter of petition of citizens of Colley Townsip for a county bridge of Loyal Sock Creek. The Court appoint George CRAFT, George HARTZIG and Frank H. INGHAM, viewers.

    In re petition of citizens of Laporte for an extra polling precinct. The Court appoint John YONKIN, James P. WALSH, and Casper KOHLER Commissioners to report at next term.

    Upon report of the examining committee for the admission of students at law to be admitted to the bar, and on motion of J.H. CRONIN, Esq. S.B. KARNS was duly admitted to practice law in several Courts of Sullivan county and sworn in open Court.

    The first and final account of the executors of M.J. LULL, deceased, was confirmed absolutely. The exceptions filed at last term having been withdrawn and the auditor, T.J. INGHAM, approving of such withdrawal.

    H.J. SHAYLOR vs Stewart CHASE, continued for want of time and placed at head of trial list for next term.

    F.W. NEAL vs James DEVLIN, continued by agreement

    Silver Spring Quarry Co. vs Geo. C. JACKSON, continued by agreement.


    Warren GOFF, of Wilkes-Barre, was here Wednesday.

    Born, to Mr. and Mrs. F. RYANT, a son.

    Married - Mr. Clarence RYANT and Miss Ida ASCHENBACH.

    Mrs. D.W. PEALER and daughter spent a few days at Wilkes-Barre and Plymouth last week.

    Mrs. B.W. and C.H. JENNINGS were at Wilkes-Barre last week.

    Mrs. FARR visited her daughter, Mrs. AREY, at this place recently.

    Miss Pauline FLESCHUITT is visiting relatives here.

    Mary KNOWLES, of Ricketts, is visiting relatives here.


    Mrs. J.C. ALLEN spent last Thursday in Towanda.

    Lillian SMITH and Gertrude SAXE are home for the holidays.

    Alex ENGLISH, who has been confined to the house for several weeks with a broken leg, is able to be out again.

    Curtis DEMOREST, of Towanda, gave a phonograph entertainment at the Baptist Church Saturday night, which was well attended.

    Rev. MACCULLOUGH preached an excellent sermon to the Sons of America Sunday night, which was attended by the society in a body.

    Walter ALLEN, of Hatch Hill, and Maggie STREVY, of Overton, were calling on friends in town Sunday.

    Emma DAVIS, who has been doing millinery work the past season at Dushore, has returned to her home at this place.


    Mrs. Mark SMITH has been suffering with heart trouble for the past week but is better at this writing.

    Mrs. Joseph SICK is troubled with the neuralgia.

    U.S. BIRD, of Estella, moved Mr. and Mrs. Hiram LONG and daughter from Estella to this place last week.

    Dr. A.J. BIRD, of Overton, made a business trip to the Mills on Friday.

    C.S. SICK and wife Sundayed at Hiram LONG's.

    Miss Mary HANLEY is visiting at W. BARTH's of this place.


    H.A. KARNS, of Laporte, was in town last Thursday.

    J.L. MOLYNEUX of Millview was in town on Saturday last.

    Miss Josephine SWARTS, of Towanda, is assisting her father in the bank at the place, during the absence of Benj. CROSSLEY.

    An effort is being made in Bradford county to cut down the Sheriff's pay for boarding prisoners from 45 to 25 cents per day. The Sheriff elect, Mr. FELL, quite naturally objects.

    Adrian FAIRCHILD of this office is sick with chicken pox and we are consequently short handed. As a result, several communications which were received on Tuesday do not appear for lack of sufficient help to get them in type in time to catch the mails.

    The second trial of murderer STRAIT ended at Elmira last Friday in a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, and sentence of death was immediately pronounced; electrocution to take place during the week beginning January 31, 1897. He killed his wife.

    Richard T. DODSON died at his home in Arnot, Saturday, December 19, aged 54 years, from a stroke of apoplexy. He was formerly superintendent of the Barclay mines, and was transferred to Arnot when the Barclay district passed out of the hands of the Erie company.

    Ben BABCOCK has just finished stocking a saw mill near the Harrington school house with 200,000 feet of logs, and has taken a contract to haul 1,000,000 feet from the headwaters of Lopez Creek to Cabin Run, on the Lehigh Valley railroad.

    Miss Anna BIDDLE is home from the Lock Haven Normal School to spend the holidays.

    Mr. and Mrs. Marvin CONNOR have returned from a visit to friends in Columbia county.

    G.E. DONAHOE has sold his house to Mrs. BROGAN, and on Monday broke ground for a new house on the western side of his lot.

    E.B. BYINGTON, after many years of faithful service with the Lehigh Valley Railroad, retires from the office of General Western Passenger Agent, and is assigned to other duties. A.A. HEARD is appointed to the vacancy.

    Hon. Monroe H. KULP, of Shamokin, is suffering with pneumonia at this Washington residence. He caught cold while at home looking after his burning woods.

    Wilkes-Barre gave champion Joe RICE an enthusiastic reception on his return to that city last week from the great six days go-as-you-please bicycle race, in which he came in second and with the honored title of America's champion long distance wheelman.

    Charles WILLIAMS, who built the road from Forksville up the Big Loyalsock to the Shrewsbury line, is now living on Shanaberg run, four miles from Laporte.

    It is rumored that Captain W.H.H. STEVENS of Towanda has gone to fight for Cuba. His family says he has gone to Florida on a pleasure trip. He has been an officer in the Chinese Navy, and has also served in the United States Navy, and is perfectly familiar with the seas in the neighborhood of the island.

    No Paper next week - The next issue of the Review will be dates Thursday, January 7, 1897. We intend to observe the Christmas holidays to the best of our ability.

    Mar-Dec 1896

    Transcribed by Connie Hembree Gaban and edited by Bob Sweeney

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