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Obituaries and other newspaper items on this page are from the scrapbook collection of Joyce M. Tice . Typed for JMT - SRGP by  Susan Austin.
On Friday, Sept., 22, a family gathering met at the residence of Mr. A. S. Ashley, in Sullivan township, consisting of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the late Forest and Deborah Ashley, who were pioneer settlers in this county more than fifty years ago. The reunion occurred at the old homestead and numbered thirty-four persons, the eldest a son, being fifty-six years of age and the youngest, a great-grandchild, only four months old. The sons, Orange, Ben, Floyd, and Addison S. Ashley, ____e in Sullivan. The oldest daughter Phebe D., Mrs. J. M. Haverly, resides at Cherry Flats, and the youngest daughter, Diantha L., now Mrs. D. S. Foster, resides at Washington, D. C. The combined ages of the six brothers and sisters above mentioned is 295 years. Tables long enough for all were spread in the old family dining-room. It was designed to have a picnic dinner, and each family provided an abundance of good things that made up the meal. Mr. Orange Ashley entertained the company by his description of the old log house-their first home, the first clearing and the dense forests on every side, in many places dark enough to be dismal, where now are beautiful fields. The younger people wondered as he told of catching fine trout where now there is scarcely a stream, and said that it ___ not uncommon to meet a panther, or wo__ or to shoot deer very close to the _____ while the sheep and other domestic animals were often prey for the howling _olves. Rough sleds were used instead of wagons, oxen instead of horses. He remembered when there was only one horse for many miles around. Men carried their wheat many miles to mill, and to obtain money was almost impossible. With the older ones tender memories were revived at the mention of Father and Mother, whose later life was so in contrast with the hardships of their earlier experience in building up the home enjoyed to-day.

-A Mainesburg girl, speaking in prayer meeting and giving expression to the joy and confidence she felt, said: "I feel as if I was ready this minute, to fall into the arms of Beelzebub." Abraham! You mean Abraham!" hastily corrected a brother sitting near. "Well, Abraham then," was the response; "it don't make any difference. They're both good men!"

DIED. CRUTTENDEN-In Richmond township, Aug. 29, 1884, of cholera infantum, Ada, youngest child of Thomas and Sarah Cruttenden, aged 18 months. __________ LINES ON THE DEATH OF LITTLE ADA. That dear little one that so briefly was here, The light of its circle in all of its ways Was only a gem from the heavenly sphere, While angels were waiting to bear it away, Just over the deep mystic river.

Her sweet little voice that was music and song From morning till evening and day unto day You'll dreamingly hear it, ah, sweetly though gone To Him who hath given and taken away Just over the deep mystic river.

You bathed that sweet brow with affectionate tears, And parted with Ada, forever? Ah, nay! Though earth unto earth is the cherished one here; Bright angels have borne the sweet spirit away, Just over the deep mystic river.

The family domestics she used to caress, Seem mourning her absence in silence furlorn- Her crib is unused with her playthings at rest, Her little chair's empty-its owner is gone Just over the deep mystic river.

Now gather up all of her trinkets and toys With doll baby, dresses and coa_ies she wore As sacred mementos - once her sacred joys, And lay them away for she'll want them no more, Just over the deep mystic river.

You'll think of dear Ada as never before From morning till evening an aching void keep For that little loved one now suffering no more (While o'er her in silence the mystic vines creep.) Just over the deep mystic river.

You'll think of her soon as rude Autumn _____ sigh O'er that little mound in the wintry chain And warblers to fairy like regions have hied, While Ada is winging those beautiful plains, Just over the deep mystic river.

You'll think of her often as darkening skies With thunderbolts gleaming shake earth to its core, All harmless as zephyrs of evening skies, To her with the ransomed on yonder bright shore, Just over the deep mystic river.

Ah, yes, and again as pale flora appears, And evening gems twinkle through out the blue main, You'll think of that treasure in yonder blessed sphere With kindred ones ranging those emerald plains, Just over the deep mystic river.

But sweeter the promise to meet in that day, And love in those fountains with emerald wear Where death scenes and parting are all done away, And no evil enters for Jesus is there, Just over the deep mystic river. Mansfield, Aug. 31, 1834. A FRIEND

(58) Bradford County. The Ashtons are in Bradford county. Troy has a bowling alley, and the Gazette has a new dress. C. F. Sayles and Daniel Compton want the post office at Troy. Prof. Hamer, of Elmira, has a singing class of seventy, at Troy. A livery stable in Athens was destroyed by fire Tuesday evening. The Bradford County Teachers' Institute, closed last week. Prof. D. C. Thomas of the Normal, took part in the work. Mr. Grant Palmer, of Canton, succeeds Prof. Williams in the Blossburg school. It is reported that the County Commissioners and Treasurer of Bradford county are unable to get within $20,000 of one another in their accounts. William Flynn, of Windham township, Wyoming County, was found dead near Laceyville depot, about three o'clock on Thursday morning, an the railroad track. His body was nearly cut in two, head nearly cut off, and otherwise severely bruised. A dispatch to the Elmira Telegram from Canton under date of December 24th, says "Jerry Rumsey forged the signature of W. H. Rumsey, to a draft for $109 50 at the bank at Canton, on the 12th inst. The draft was payable to Mrs. W. H. Rumsey, the widow of Rev. W. H. Rumsey, a cousin to Jerry and W. H. Rumsey. After the forgery was discovered, Homer Drake and J. B. Butler went to Mainsburg where the prisoner was found, about two miles from town, and arrested by Drake and returned to Canton last evening. He was taken before Esq. Van Dyke for a hearing. He asked to have the case continued until witnesses could be summoned. He voluntarily took up a residence in the boro' lockup to await the arrival of W. H. Rumsey, his brother.

Mainesburg Matters. Mrs. Smith, wife of A. I. Smith, is very sick. No hopes for her recovery; heart disease and dropsy, I believe, is what she is afflicted with. On Saturday Nov. 26th, was born to James and Grace Cudworth a fine young daughter. The mother, we understand, is quite sick. Strange stranger came to the home of Charles Strange one cold night about a week ago, a little young Strauge; of what gender we have not been informed. But Charles, the good Samaritan, kindly cared for it and took it in. Mr. Frank Parkhurst, one of the hunting party, that went to Forrest and Clearfield counties on a deer hunting excursion, has returned. He was taken sick soon after his arrival at the hunting camp, and consequently did not have a chance to share in the glory of the chase. Mr. E. U. King, our practical gardner, has returned, and is at present working at blacksmithing. Mr. W. A. Rumsey, who has been residing in Corning for several months, has returned, and is, at present, clerking for Dr. I. N. Wright. The doctor took a trip to New York, a short voyage, and purchased a fine assortment of Christmas toys. GUESS

Mainsburg Items. A son of Wm. Conley is sick with diphtheria. The revival at the M. E. Church is still going on with some success. An eccentric individual, living on the mountain near Hiram Welch's, assaulted a neighbor with an axe on Saturday last. Miss Flora Dewey is visiting in town. She is at present the guest of Miss Phebe Strong. Doc. says the evenings are very pleasant and "dewy" now. William Smith has rented his farm to Albert Jeroloman. They leave here about the 15th of this month for Minnesota, where he intends to engage in business. The friends of Elder Rhinevault showed their appreciation of him by the liberal donation of seventy dollars on Friday night last, at the house of Edwin Dewey. Mr. gardener King says he wants it understood that he is not the King that bought Simon Flory's wife. It is another King that is the happy possessor of Susan Jane. Mr. Doud, in whose house "Calamity," as he is called, lives, went up and quieted him down. "Calamity" is somewhat like Selkirk; he thinks he is lord of all he surveys. Eld. A. D. Finch closed his meetings at Baty school house on Wedneseay evening last, and Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m., there were services at the Christian Chapel, after which he administered the rite of baptism to four persons. When they returned to the house of worship, and eight were added to the church. G. E. S.

-A son was born to Mr. H. P. Maine, of Mainesburg, on Monday evening.

(59) Mainesburg Mentions. The squirrel hunt got up by Hubert Bartlett and Frank Parkhurst resulted in a victory for Bartlett of 215 counts. The largest count of any one was 120 by Tom. Hotchkiss. The next highest was Bart Rumsey and Ingham Maynard, each 100. They all returned to T. O. Doud's where a sumptuous supper was prepared for them at the expense of the Parkhurst party. On last Sunday evening, as Miss Phoebe Strong was returning from Mansfield, where she had been to take a friend with Doctor Wright's horse and buggy, the horse became frightened and overturned the buggy, spilling out the fair occupant and ran up to Silas Davy's, where it was stopped by him, and Miss Strong, being of good grit, again entered the wagon and drove home without further mishap. A letter from E. U. King who is now at Tyler, Clearfield Co., states that work is plenty in the lumber woods, and wages from 25 to 80 dollars per month and board. John Harvey has returned from Bolivar where he has been working for C. E. Lovell. He reports wages good and work plenty. There will be an oyster supper Friday evening, Nov. 11th, at the house of G. E. Stauffer for the benefit of the Christian Church, of this place. A good attendance is solicited. Matthew Blair of Centre Co., preached in the Christian Church last Sunday. He has improved greatly since he left here. If any gentleman wants to see a lady friend from the Normal, they say John Holden's barn is a first-rate place to stay while some other lady friend goes after her.

BY ANOTHER CORRESPONDENT. Dr. Wright has bought a fine galvanic battery, at a cost of $45. Mis Sarah E. McBride, of Utica, N. Y. is visiting her uncle, Rev. E. E. Morris. Rev. A. D. Finch is holding a series of meetings at the Hardy school house, in Duncan township. George E. Morris, a student in the law office of Davidson & Douglas, Elmira, has been home on a visit. Rev. Samuel Early is holding a series of revival meetings at the Baptist church on State road. Rev. Mr. Blair, formerly of this place, preached an eloquent discourse on Sunday last at the Christian Church. Mainsburg boasts of a great many "heavy weights," but the one who boasts of the most adipose tissue is a stuffer.He'd better take a dose of Dr. Peet's extract of "damina." Dr. I. N. Wright has had several typhoid fever cases, but they are all convalescent. The doctor left last Monday, New York where he intends visiting friend for a week.

Mainsburg Items. Mr. Burke has moved to Mansfield. Mr. Peter Parkhurst and wife are visiting friends here. Mr. Austin and family of Bolivar, N. Y., have arrived at their new home in Mainsburg. Ben Calkins and William Rvmsey, both of Corning, are visiting friends and relatives here. Pound party at the M. E. Parsonage last Wednesday evening. The elder received a good many presents, but came through unscathed. The Church of Christ is to have a donation for the benefit of their pastor, A. Finch, on Thursday evening of this week. Place not decided upon as yet. Dr. Harrison Rumsey, alias "Big Medicine Man," of the Kalamazoo tribe, formerly of this place, but now of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is here visiting friends. He talks of establishing a branch office at this place. Married at the home of Isaac S. Woodburn, Mr. Oscar Hilfigger and Miss Effie Woodburn. Rev. A. D. Fisch officiated. Rev. Samuel Early had quite a surprise on his 41st birthday on Thursday last. A large number of his friends and parishioners came together and brought with them many costly and valuable presents. The king while sitting upon his throne on Sunday eve had an apparition in the form of a female ghost appeared and being of a nervous or timid nature it frightened him so that he had a relapse of his old complaint and is not able at present to attend to his usual occupation of gardening. The death of President Garfield has been the chief sad subject talked of by our townsmen, during the past week, Memorial services were held at the M. E. Church, on Friday evening, the 23d ult. The house was filled to the brim and eloquent discourses were delivered by Revs. Early, Finch and Morris.

(60) WANTED-A PASTOR. _______ BY A MODERN CHURCH _______

Wanted, a pastor young and smart, Stylish and handsome, too; Must be a thorough temperance man, Who'll neither smoke nor chew; One who can preach and use no notes, Can read and talk with ease, Can lead in singing when required, And work where'er we please. Must superintend the Sabbath-school, And be a teacher there, Attend the meetings of the week, And patronize our fair. Of course we want a married man, No other need apply; There's much a pastor's wife can do This no one can deny. We have had many candidates, But not quite suit us all: One was considered far too short, Another quite too tall: And yet another preached too loud, The very next too low; While Mr. A. talked much too fast, And Mr. B. too low; One man was quite too old for us, Too plainly preached the truth; While the next man was merely an Uneducated youth. We want an educated man, Talented and refined, Who'll visit oft the parish, yet Be studiously inclined; Must preach to please the people, too, If numbers we would gain: We wish to do them good, besides, Their help we must obtain. We've just a few plain, common folks, Left in our church to-day, Who'd like the whole truth plainly preached If they could have their way: But those who're the majority, Can't stoop to such as these- People who have the cash, you know, They are the ones to please. We've built a new and stylish church, Some say 'twas done for show; I need not tell how that may be, But this one thing I know: Our money's pretty nearly gone, So we must hire for less: But when donation day comes round, We'll make it right, I guess. We'll give him something; we can spare S___ money, don't you see? ____ _e have a pleasant time, _____ __op with him to tea. A _____ It's fashion now to preach But once on Sabbath-day, He must have plenty leisure time So we propose he may Superintend the schools in town 'Twill help him much; beside, If he is what he ought to be, He must be qualified. One thing we most forgot to name, Of course 'tis understood- While other virtues he must have, We'd like to have him good. So when you find a minister, With all these gifts combined, Please let us know, for he's the man We're waiting now to find. The National Baptist.

-The remains of Mrs. D. S. Benjamin, who died at the residence of her son in Rochester, on Saturday last, were brought here for interment yesterday. Mrs. B. was for twenty-five years ___ resident of this boro, and at the time of her death was in the 66th year of her age. The Rev. William A. Ely, of the M. E. Church, officiated at the grave.

Man. Man that is born of woman is small potatoes and few in the hill. He riseth up to-day and flourisheth like a rank weed, and to-morrow or the undertaker putteth him the in the icebox. He goeth forth in the morning warbling like the lark, and is knocked out in one round and two seconds. In the midst of life he is in debt, and the tax-collector pursueth him where'er he goeth. The banister of life is full of splinters and he slideth down it with considerable rapidity. He walketh forth in the bright sunlight to absorb ozone, and meeteth the bank teller with a sight draft for $357. He cometh home at eventide and meeteth the wheelbarrow in his path, and the wheelbarrow riseth up and smiteth him to the earth, and falleth upon him and runneth one of its legs into his ear. In the gentle spring-time he puteth on hif summer clothes, and a blizzard striketh him far away from home, and filleth him with woe and rheumatism. He layeth up riches in the bank, and the president calulateth in margins and then goeth to Canada for his health. In the autumn he putteth on his winter trowser, and a wasp that abideth in them filleth him full of intense ___ement. He starteth down cell__ an olcander, and goeth first ha_____d the olcander cometh after him and sitteth upon him. He sitteth up all night to get the returns from Ohio, and in the end learneth that the other fellows have carried it. He buyeth a watch-dog, and when he cometh home late from the lodge, the watch-dog treeth him and sitteth under until rosy morn. He goeth to the horse trot and betteth his money on the brown mare, and the bay gelding with a blazed face winneth. He marrieth a red-headed heiress with a wart on her nose, and the next day her parental ancestor goeth under, with few assets and great liabilities, and cometh home to live with his beloved son-in-law. ______

-H. F. Dewey, proprietor of the National Hotel, Mainesburg, offers ten cents' reward for the capture of a showman named Sweet, who "hung him up" fov his hotel bill recently. Dewey don't appear to be particular as to whether Sweet is dead or alive$when returned.


In a little log church in the State of Virginia Some negroes had gathered to worship the Lord; And after the service they had a class meeting, That each for the Master might utter a word. Their leader exhorted and spoke of the warfare Which Christians should wage against error alway; And finished by asking the following question: "Which way is your musket a p'intin' to-day?"

One after another they gave their experience; Some brothers were happy, some lukewarm or cold: One saw his way clear to the portals of glory, Another had strayed like a lamb from the fold, At last Brother Barkis-a renegade member, And Satan's companion for many a day- Arose, cleared his throat, though visibly nervous, He folded his arms and proceeded to say:

"Dear brudders and sisters, I once was a Christian, I once was as happy as any one here: I fit for de church like a battle-scarred so'dier, And stood by her banners when traitors were near." "Hold on dar," the leader excitedly shouted; "Please answer de question I axed you, I say: I've given you credit for all you fit den, sir- Which way is your musket a p'intin' to-day?" * * * * * * * The Democrats talk of the glory of Hancock, And boast of the record of English as well; Then give them due honor, for Judas was loyal, Till money was offered: he took it and fell. I would liken their boast to the boast of old Barkis, And then, with the class-leader hone-tly say: "Hold on dar, my brudder, dat isn't the question: 'Which way is their muskets a p'intin' to-day?"

Shall men who are training with Brigadier Gen'rals Who fought to destroy our National flag, Rise from their seats in the Forty-sixth Congress To eulogize traitors like Davis or Bragg? Shall men who bow down in Confederate caucus, And worship the masters they humbly obey, Shall they rule the nation by Washington founded? "Which way is their muskets a p'intin' to-day?"

The question, my friends, is of vital importance; The nation is waiting in anxious suspense; Each voter can wield a political musket- Then wield it, I ask, in your country's defence: The issue before us is clear and unclouded: Shall the nation be ruled by the Blue or the Gray? I cordially ask, fellow-soldier and voter "Which way is your musket a p'intin' to-day?"

-Charles M. Rumsey, the Democratic candidate for County Commissioner was born in the township of Sullivan, July 30, 1837. He was educated in the common schools of his nati___ __a. In the spring of 1861, he enlisted ___e three month's service as a sargeant and served until the company was disbanded. September 1st, 1861, he enlisted in company C. 7th Pennsylvannia Cavalry, for the term of three years, which service he faithfully and heroically done. After returning from the army in 1861, he engaged in school teaching, and subsequently engaged in farming. Mr. Rumsey has served two terms as constable and collector of the township of Sullivan doing his business with accuracy, fidelity and dispatch. Mr. Rumsey has also served two terms as supervisor of the township, giving entire satisfaction in every particular. He is one of the representative men of his township, of sober and temperate habits, and well qualified in every particular to discharge the duties of the office for which he is nominated with honor and credit, and we bespeak for him a triumphant election at the polls in November. -Gazette

From Mainesburg. Elder Samuel Earley, of this place, is holding meetings on the State Road. Elder Morris is returned to this place for another year, of which we are all heartily glad. Elder Finch, assisted by Elder John Phoenix, of Alba, are holding a series of meetings at the Hardy school house, near Wellsboro. E. U. King will leave here some time this week, to visit his sister, who resides in Clearfield Co. Our best wishes go with him on his journey. The merchants, of this place, appear to be on a strife to see who will exhibit the largest, best, and cheapest assortment of goods. Great inducements, quick sales, and small profits, seems to be the motto of them all, for the present. On Thursday evening Bro. Losey installed the officers of Mainesburg Lodge, No. 754: G. W. Doud, N. G. J. Schermerhorn, V. G. Isaac Woodburn, Sec. A. M. Haight, As't. Sec. L. B. Lucas, Treas. Died-In Elmira, Oct. 14th 1881, Mrs. Estella Loomis, a daughter of George Fletcher. The funeral services were held in the Baptist Church on the State Road, on Sunday, the 16th, at eleven o'clock, Elder E. E. Morris officiating. The many friends of the deceased, sympathize deeply with the bereaved family, her death being$quite sudden and unexpected. Several Odd Fellows, and their wives, went from here to attend the dedication of the new hall at Roseville, on the 11th. There was a good attendance, and an excellent dmnner served in the lower Hall. We were never better entertained as regards the inner man, and we think Roseville against the world, for a good dinner. After the dedication the audience repaired to the Baptist Church, where they were addressed by D. D. Geo. T. Losey.

-Mr. Alva Austin,$father of Mr. Leander Austin, of Mainesburg, was buried last Friday, at the ripe age of 82 years. Mr. Austin was a very highly respected citizen, and one of the earliest settlers of the county.

Music may have charms to soothe the savage breast, but a big nigger pounding a dinner gong hath more influence on a man's stomach.

(63) SULLIVAN A donation for the benefit of Rev. O. Porter was held at the residence of Edwin Dewey, on Friday evening this week. Net receipts $20.20. Marion Hulslander has purchased the Narsh saw mill and shingle mill which was recently situate in Gafford Hollow, and has moved them to another point in this township, near the residence of Elder Whiting. Rev. E. J. Lewis, who has been pastor of the Sullivan State Road Baptist Church for over a year, has resigned the pastorate of that church. He delivered his valedictory sermon on Sunday, the 27th, ult. Justus Rew, of Illinois, is still visiting in Sullivan, and it is expected that he will remain here some time yet. Miss Eleanor Rew, a niece of his, has announced her intention to go with him when he returns to his western home. Much zeal has been manifested recently among the members of Sullivan Grange, No. 84, P. of H. They proposed not long since to build a hall, and to decide where it should be located by a vote of the members of the Grange. There being three points proposed, one being the State Road where its meetings are now being held, another Gray's Valley, and the other Mainesburg, each of which had its advocates. This was the main cause that moved them to such enthusiastic exertion. The result of this zealous effort is a great increase of membership. At a special meeting held on Monday evening, the 28th ult., it is reported that the names of eighty candidates for membership were handed in and at their regular meeting on Thursday evening of this week, it is said that over fifty candidates were initiated. It is expected that the question where their grange shall be located, will be decided at their regular meeting on Thursday evening of next week. It looks now as though Mainesburg would be the point selected. R. April 2, 18_7

-Nathaniel Soper, proprietor of the Blossburg sash and blind factory, died at his home in that boro last Wednesday, aged thirty-five years. He formerly resided in Covington and leaves a wife and four children.

AUSTIN-ROBBINS - At Covington, July 14th, 1887, by Rev. H. Lamkin, Mr. Alvin Austin, of Mainesburg, and Miss Ida Robbins of Robbins Hollow.

CHERRY FLATS Jim is nearly done _eyong! Everybody attended the fair at Mansfield. George Johnson is visiting friends in Hollidaytown. Elsie Zimmer has been taken to the Warren hospital. Griff Bailey has returned from the Pine Creek lumber woods. Dr. Hazlett lost a valuable colt last week by having its throat cut. E. B. Zimmer attended both fairs and pronounced Mansfield's the best. Frank Kelley has bought the Elliott farm and is making several improvements. A young lady of this place is writing a history. We look for a dead open and shut. Some of our neighbors are having the roofs of their buildings coated with coal tar which quite makes an improvement in the smell. James Stevenson, a well-to-do farmer, is rebuilding his dwelling. Tom Landon is doing the carpenter work, and a man by the name of Whitney the mason work. We expected to have had a marriage and a death notice for you this week, but in the first case the groom failed to put in an appearance, and in the second the doctor's horse was taken sick and he could not visit the patient, and he got well. Thinking a sketch from this place might be interesting I send you the following: Cherry Flats is about the size of Boston, although it don't contain as many houses, and is located partly in Covington and partly in Charleston. It is bounded on the east by Davis's barn, on the west by the County House, on the north by Harkness hill, and on the south by Haverly's barn. It contains two churches and an Adventist tent, two dry goods stores, two blacksmith shops, a wagon shop and a shoe shop, where shoes are made and warranted not to rip, ravel or run down at the heel. The people are good, law-abiding citizens. Although we have a King in our midst he doesn't rule. Shorefoot, the trapper, and the martin live peaceably side by side. Bill Sykes's child is very sick, caused by an over-dose of PARY GORIC October 3, 1887

-Elder J. O. Cutts,$of Covington, was married on Monday to Mrs. Flora Thomas of the same place. SMITH- At St. Mary's, Kansas, Miss Loretta E. Smith, daughter of Vaughn W. Smith, late of Jackson Minn. and formerly of Tioga Co., Pa., died Nov. 29, 1885 with typhoid-malaria, aged 16 years.

(64) Instantly Killed. Thomas J. Jelliff, station agent at Canoe Camp, two miles above this boro, was struck by lightning and instantly killed while standing on the depot platform during the severe storm last Friday afternoon. Barney Whittaker, who was within two feet of the unfortunate man at that time, escaped injury. The platform was shattered under Mr. Jelliff's feet, but no marks of the deadly fluid was left on his person.. Every effort was made to restore him to consciousness, but his death had been instantaneous. Mr. Jelliff had been station agent and postmaster at Canoe Camp for many years, and carried a small stock of merchandise. He was also extensively engaged in pressing and shipping hay. He was about forty-five years old, a kind and indulgent husband and father, and a good business man. The funeral was one of the largest held in this part of the county for many years. A short service was held at the house, after which the remains were followed to Hope cemetery in this boro, by over eighty carriages. Forty or more members of the Covington Lodge, I. O. O. F., of which order Mr. Jeliff was a member, joined in the procession, and took part in the ceremonies at the cemetery. The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. Geo. Fosbinder of Mainesburg, at the M. E. Church in this boro, after the interment. The church was filled to overflowing and many town people were compelled to leave to make room for the friends and relatives of the deceased. The discourse was able and impressive. He leaves a wife and two daughters in comfortable circumstances, the elder of whom will, we understand, conduct the affairs of the station and post office. He carried an accident policy of $2,000.

Hymeal. At the residence of Obadiah Richmond, Sullivan, Tioga Co., Pa., Earnest A. Seymour and Miss May L. Richmond, both of Sullivan were united in marriage by Rev. M. S. Clair, of Covington. After the ceremony a bountiful supper was enjoyed by about forty friends and relatives who were amply provided with everything seasonable. Music was furnished for the occasion by Miss Lizzie Keyes, of Sylvania. A very enjoyable evening was passed and the company seemed loth to separate. The small hours were reached before the friends finally departed. The numerous presents bespeak the esteem in which the young couple are held, and consisted of a ten dollar bill, hanging lamp, silver knives, forks, caster and butter dish, China tea-set, etc., etc.

Mainesburg. Hay will be a light crop with us. Other crops look well. Mr. N. E. Calkins has his new barn nearly ready for shingling. Mrs. W. A. Ely and family, spent the Sabbath with Mr. and Mrs. Fosbinder. Bee keepers report from fifty to eighty-eight per cent. of bees killed last winter. Farmers are getting afraid of early frosts in the fall, hence much of the buckwheat is already up. The Methodist's annual ice cream and strawberry festival, although accompanied by rain, was a financial success. Net proceeds $29.02. Children's day was observed in the M. E. Church on Sunday evening, 14th inst. An interesting program was carried out to the entertainment and mutual benefit of all. The space around the alter was filled with house plants, kindly loaned by ladies of the community, while in the rear of the pulpit stood a large cross trimmed with evergreens. Over the front of the alter, from one side of the church to the other, hung a wire trimmed with evergreens, from which were suspended several cages of canaries. Fastened to the evergreens on the wire were the words "Christian Education." Two pieces, one a duet by two little girls, the other a recitation, "Shall I take and take and never give?" by Hattie Hall are uppermost in memory's chamber. As is usual on such occasions a collection was taken at the close. A snug sum was realized which is to be used, as the motto of the evening indicated, for "Christian Education." The house is always crowded on Children's Day, and this was no exception. The class-room at the rear of the audience room was thrown open, utilizing over sixty chairs, while chairs from a house near by were brought, together with plank until the aisles were full, yet a number had to stand, and many did not get out of their buggies.

MAINESBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 1885 New flooring and new seats are being placed in the school-house. Rev. Calhoun's mother from Lock Haven, is visiting in town. Mrs. Caleb Dewitt and Blanche visited in Troy last week. The E. A. U. had a very pleasant time, and plenty to eat without the peaches which came a little too late. The net proceeds were about $10. Cummings runs his bakery wagon this way three times a week which makes it very handy for all. Some talk of taking in the trip to Niagara, others of Barnum's and more of the fair.

(65) HOGABOOM - Aug. 24, 1881. Emma J. Hogaboom, aged 32 years, of typhoid fever.

Thou has died from earth, dear friend, Thy spirit has taken its flight Up to the realms of endless joy, To shine with angels bright.

Strong were the endearing tied that bound Thee to thy loved ones here; But Jesus claimed thee as his own, He is a friend sincere.

Many and precious are the friends Thou hast left on earth to mourn; But we sorrow not without hope, Though deep our hearts are torn.

A son's love, though deep and strong, Had not the power to save: And his young arm could not Withhold thee from the grave.

Life's paths to him look drear and dark, He feels he is alone; For thou, the dearest of his heart, Has left his earthly home.

A Savior's love, a Savior's arm, Encircle him through life; Be thou his guardian spirit, now- Be thou his angel mother.

Thy aged parent, too, is left, With stricken heart, to mourn: While a sister's tears fall thick and fast, And brother's hearts are torn.

We would not call thee back again, Were to us the power given: Here on this earth to suffer pain, Thou art happier, far, in Heaven.

Methinks, sometimes, I too could wish My time on earth were o'er; That sickness, sorrow, pain and grief, And troubles were no more.

But grace enables us to say, "Thy will," Oh, God, be done; But give to us a home in heaven When life's frail course is run. A FRIEND

DIED.-In Sullivan, Dec. 11th, Mrs. Jane E. Rose, wife of Deacon R. B. Rose, in the 54th year of her age. Her illness had been short and hopes were entertained she would recover, but they were dissipated. Last Sabbath she began to sink rapidly until her soul departed to be with its God. She was born in Sylvania, Bradford county Pa., August, 1827, and was married in 1847; baptized into the State Road Baptist Church, May, 1855; the mother of ten children, eight are still living and all are professors of that faith the mother loved so well. As a wife she was a helpmeet indeed, loyal and true, cheerful and affectionate; she has made her home a Paradise of wedded bliss. As a mother, striving in the strength of her Divine master, she has ever sought to train the children for home and heaven As a member of the church faithful to her covenant vows, willing and cheerful, she has been a light in the church In the sick room she has been a friend indeed, in the name of her Master she has gone among the afflicted of the community and brought comfort, gladness and relief Truly a good woman has fallen; a mother in Israel has gone to her rest. A devoted wife, a good neighbor, a noble woman has laid by the garments of mortality and enrobed in the splendors of the heavenly home. She rests from her labors and her works do follow her. Funeral Wednesday, Dec. 14th, at the house at 11 a m, at the church at 12 m. Sermon by her pastor, Rev. Samuel Early. Text-Malachi, iii-17. "Rest thee, weary one, in the bosom of they God" Mainesburg, Dec. 13, 1881,

Mainesburg Items. Business is quite brisk here and the little snow that we had has been improved by the farmers, in getting logs to the saw mill. The revival at the M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. E. E. Morris, has resulted in some fifteen or more conversions. Considerable`interest is manifested, and the meetings will continue indefinitely. Miss Bailey, of Mansfield, preached in the Christian church Sunday at 2 o'clock. There is some sickness in our village: one of A. M. Haights children is sick, also a child of Joseph Comfort, and one of David Bryants. The family of G. E. Stauffer have all been sick, but are all able to be out again, except the youngest child. Mrs. Stauffer, by mistake, took a half a teaspoonful of tmncture of aconite, which came near proving fatal, and probably would if it had been a pure article, which is not a very good recommend for the quality of Elmira drugs, as it came from there. However, we are glad for once that it wasn't$any better There is an effort hard to change postmasters, but with what success we are unable to say at present. Our Tidings boy disposed of fifty copies of that paper Sunday in a short time. They are gradually working into favor here. I hear that Alfred Wheeler, of Blossburg is to be buried here, which makes three of the family that have been buried here this winter. GUESS

____________________________ Lines to Maggie. _________ BY W. K. A. _________ Will you love me as well when I'm old, darling, As now, in the strong prime of youth? When life's stream shall flow weary and cold, darling, Will your love still abide in truth? My pulse is now bounding and high; Soon 'twil'l grow sluggish and cold; Passionate love will soon die; Will you love me as well when I'm old?

Will you love me as well when I'm old, darling, And laid with labor of years? When life like a "tale almost told," darling, Has passed with its joys and its tears? Will the love that you feel for me now, In the evening of life's day grown cold With the wrinkles of time on my brow, Will you love me as well when I'm old? ________________________

(66) _________________________ The Christmas Stocking. "Dear Santa Claus,' wrote little Will, in letters truly shocking, "I've been a good boy, so please fill a heapen up this stocking. I want a drum to make pa sick and drive my mamma crazy. I want a doggy I can kick so he will not get lazy. I want a powder gun to shoot right at my sister Anne and a big trumpet I can toot just awful loud at granny. I want a dreffle big false face to scare in fits our baby. I want a pony I can race around the par- lor, maybe. I want a little hatchet, too, so I can do some chopping upon our grand piano new when mamma goes a shopping I want a nice hard rub- ber ball to smash all into flinders the great big mirror in the hall an' lots an' lots of winders. An' candy that'll make me sick so mamma all night will hold me and make pa get the doctor quick and never try to scold me. An' Santa Claus, if pa say I'm naughty, it's a story. Jus' say if he whips me I'll die and go to king- dom glory."

_____________________ MAINESBURG. December 27, 1885 Johnny Stauffer is quite sick with cold on the lungs. A sister of Rev. H. King is visiting at the parsonage. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Haight returned today from a visit to relatives in Bradford county. Mack Stauffer had the misfortune to cut his foot about a week ago while chopping wood for Mr. C. D. Holcomb and was laid up for several days. The Christmas "Cantata" for the benefit of the M. E. S. School was well rendered by those taking part in it, but owing to the bad weather was very poorly attended. The birthday party at Mr. Joseph Dewitt's last week was probably the largest gathering of the kind ever known in this community. Ninety-six guests partook of the bountiful supper prepared for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt each received a very fine chair, besides many other costly presents. The Christmas tree of the benefit of the Church of Christ in this place was a grand success. Over one hundred supper tickets were sold besides complimentary tickets to the Mainesburg band and several members of the Elk Run band, who kindly furnished music on the occasion. The tree was well laden with costly and beautiful presents, among them a very fine moroccan`writing case for which the editors of the Mansfield ADVERTISER will please accept the compliments and thanks of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Stauffer. The net proceeds of the supper were over $15.00.

Mainesburg. MAINESBURG, Pa, July 23, 1885 Come, who is going for berries. Why everybody, for there is an abundance, and they are so nice and large. Haying is nearly finished in this section. Mrs. Fosbinder returned from her visit in York state last Friday. Miss Electa Peters, teacher in the institution for deaf and dumb at Philadelphia is visiting at her brother's, Mr. D. S. Peters. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Armstrong, of Troy, have been visiting at Dr. C. W. Musgroves. Mrs. Roland Shelton, of Athens, is visiting in town. H. P. and C. L. Maine are in Potter county canvassing for Grant's memoirs. _____________

Sullivan. Monday, July 27th. F. H. Palmer goes to Holliday to day after berries. Mark Palmer is on the sick list. Tomorrow, Tuesday, the neighbors will make a bee to cut his grass and do such other work about the place as may be necessary. D. D. Miller has repaired and painted his barn. The saw mill located on Alexander Smith's farm, and operated by W. D. Nash was burned last Wednesday night. Clarence Smith has moved his sawmill into Middlebury township, where he is engaged in sawing out a large job. Five rattlesnakes were killen in the Grand & DeWaters contract by berrypickers last Saturday.

Mainesburg. MAINESBURG, Pa., Se - 1, 1885. Buckwheat promises to be a fair crop. The M. E. Sunday school has a larger attendance than formerly. Our day school, under the guidence of Mr. Lent, is progressing in fine shape. Last Saturday evening a number of our young folks gathered in the form of a surprise party at the residence of Mr. Sands, and spent a few hours to the mutual benefit of all. Nearly every year some one catches the chicken fever, or the bee fever, or the western fever, but now it is base ball fever, and although we have not any one to throw the li___ fantastic curve, yet some very exciting ___nce are played. Last Saturday the _____ first nine defeated the Buckwheat__ by a score of 28 to 24. Only one man has been disabled so far.

In a weary land wander ____ And rude cares about me knock But I soon shall rose up yonder In the kingdom of the rock.

(67) MAINESBURG. Raymond Dewey was in town over Sunday. Plenty of rain now to make up for the dry weather of the past month. Elder King returned home in time to fill his appointments on Sunday. Remember the Variety Supper at Parkhurst's Hall Thursday evening. Mr. Charles Soper is repairing the belfry of the Christian church in this place. Mrs. Frank Shaw, of Mansfield, visited friends in this place Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Charles Soper, who lives near this place, had a shock of sunstroke a week ago last Sunday, and was rendered unconscious for some time. He was working on the barn of Mr. Floyd Haverly, of Cherry Flats. He was brought home the same night and was not able to return last week, but he is better now. Jonesboro mourns the loss of one of its citizens n the person of the druggist or grog-shop keeper, and those who have been in the habit of bucking the tiger are inconsolable in consequence. And we are informed that some of the (so considered) highly respectable citizens of the community are among the number who made night hideous with their howlings. July 26, 1887.

Mainesburg Items. Mainesburg is still alive. Ing. Maynard and Porter Harvey left here Monday for the Clearfield mines. Others expect to go soon. No more intoxicating drinks will be sold in Mainesburg after this fall, as the ladies have the right to vote. So ordered by R. F. Ashley and B. Parkhurst. Young Mr. Peters, of this place, has been quite under the weather for a few days, the cause of his illness being the loss of his only sister about three years of age. The Easter supper at the hotel was quite well attended, but as some unworthy member of the crowd reported that the proceeds of the supper were to pay for a fat cow that had been killed and sold at the mines, instead of benefiting the church, the proceeds were quite small. Less than $10. Many of the crowd must have went home without supper, as they did not wish to pay for beef they did not have. The suppers got up last fall and winter averaged about $35 each, which is quite a marked difference. But then there was no cow to be laid on the altar at those feasts. XX

MAINESBURG. Miss Essie Riley, of Canton, made a short call in this place to-day. Miss Addie Dewey, of Mansfield, visiting friends in Mainesburg. Charles Whiting returned to-day after spending two weeks with his parents in York state. Mrs. John Dewitt and Mrs. Daniel Doud are on the sick list. H. F. Dewey and A. T. Smith, of this place, have rented the Exchange House of Wellsburg, N. Y., and will take possession the first of April. Their departure is to be regretted, and they will be greatly missed in many places in the in the church, the lodge and the band, and in a large circle of friends and acquaintances. J. H. Mackey, special agent of the Penn. Mutual Life Insurance Co., of Philadelphia, is the guest of H. F. Dewey while working in the interest of the company in this place and vicinity. Rev. H. King is holding revival meetings in this place. His father is here assisting him at present. Last week the Sullivan correspondent reported a son born to Mrs. Obediah Richmond. Mr. Richmond says all he has to say is that his desire is very Ernest to Seymour of that son, and no doubt more of the family have the same desire. Cal. Dewitt reports being an eye witness recently to a fearful conflict between two contestants for the rightful possession of the barn-yard, and he says he believes Libbie can whip any old sheep in the country, if there is a broom and a stone pile handy. The query in some of our minds is, did the sheep belong to Cal. or was it a strange one. The youngest child of R. F. Ashley is still very sick. It had nearly recovered from diphtheria, but took cold and now has lung disease. One day last week Raymond Dewey had one finger taken off and two more badly cut with a circular saw in the mill of Samuel Welch, on Armenia mountain. William Connelly of Sullivan, is very ill with fever and neuralgia of the stomach. His stepdaughter, Miss Anna Culver, has also been very sick with quinzy, but is improving now. The Ladies Aid Society of the Christian church will hold an ice cream sociable on Thursday evening, April 21st, in Mainesburg, place of meeting not yet decided upon, due notice of which will be given next week. All are cordially invited to come and partake of the first _____ of the season.

(68) MAINESBURG. C. D. Holcomb is moving to LeRoy. Lloyd Squires is moving to Mansfield. Mack Andrus, of Sullivan, is reported very ill. S. E. Coles and W. H. Milo attended lodge in this place last Saturday night. Joseph DeWitt has four teams employed drawing pressed hay to Fall Brook. Will Ashley, a nephew of George Robbins, has been very sick but is now improving. Thayer Brothers have moved their portable saw mill to the farm of W. M. Perry, between this place and Mansfield. Frank Robbins, of Robbins Hill, has moved onto part of the Ripley Lamb farm recently purchased by Orrin Simmonds. Elder Charles McGinnis, from Scrauton, will occupy the pulpit of the Christian church next Sunday at two o'clock. Elder King is still holding revival meetings at the M. E. Church, his father assisting him. Quarterly meeting next Saturday and Sunday. D. S. Dewey, of Fall Brook, visited here Saturday and Sunday. He talks of moving out from Fall Brook and working at his trade-carpentering. The Ladies' Aid Society will meet this week at Floyd Ashley's, Wednesday forenoon, also in the evening, for the benefit of the young people who may wish to attend. Warm sugar in the evening. A team belonging to Mrs. Sylvia Rockwell engaged n moving hou_______ goods from Gray Valley to t_____ John __rm, became frightened ______ _____ _olishing and totally destroy___ _____ $500 worth of very nice furniture. M__ __, 189_

_________________ CHERRY FLATS Mr. D. L. Jones has returned home from a two months' visit at Arnot. G. S. Parsons has let his sugar bu__ to John Blanchard to work this year. Henry Lamb returned home from the lumber woods in Potter county last Monday, where he has been working for several months. Last week a robin and blue bird were seen by several and we prophesied an early spring, but yesterday and this morning convinced us beyond a doubt that it takes more than two birds and our imagination to bring the balmy spring. Every day for the past month that the weather would permit was improved by our base ball fraternity, and on every dry spot could be seen a member with uplifted hands ready to receive the festive pig skin as it come whizing with terrible velocity from either Parsons or Harkness. At one time this winter it was feared that Charlie Harkness and Willio English would sign with the Welsh Settlement club. Charlie was to perform at the receiving end of the battery and Willie was to act as a gay deceiver, but as there has not been as many blue ribbon invitations from that vicinity as there were last fall, we are in hopes the project will be abandoned, and we can not afford to lose any more of our best players, as Brown has decided not to cover the first bag this season. February 26, 1887

CHERRY FLATS September 20, 1886 The hardest shower of the season passed over this place yesterday. The farmers of this section have nearly all finished cutting their corn. J. J. Jones has finished the road leading from the Elk Run road to Maple Hill and it will be a great benefit to those who go to Arnot with heavy loads of grain and hay. Thomas Landon has finished a house for Daniel Bowen in Welch Settlement, and is now building one for James Copp on Elk Run. Quite a number of our esteemed citizens are selling out and going west as far as Shippen township, this county. Although we can ill afford to lose such worthy citizens, our loss will be Shippen's gain. Mr. M. D. Rice and pardter have been buying up cattle to ship quite extensively the past week. Miles is a very close buyer. G. S. Parsons attended the Troy fair last week and while there sold one of his horses. The B. B. club, of this place played the return game with the Delmar club at Wellsboro on Saturday and they succeeded in letting the Delmar boys down to the tune of 23 to 13 regardless of the crippled condition our club was in, and besides being obliged to play new men on account of players being sick. The catcher gave out end our skillful pitcher had to go behind the bat and his brother, Lew Goodall, took the box, and they made a strong battery, And the fine catches that Herb made, brought forth a great deal of praise and comment from the crowd. The Delmar boys in their usual gentlemanly way treated our boys to a splendid supper at the Daggett 

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