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6-1887 
2599 



REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
GEM'^'^i 0"Y ^Ol LECTION 



3 1833 01205 2228 



The Histo rical R ecord 

A MONTHLY PUBLICATION 



DI'VOTKD I'KINCIPAI.I.V TO 



tlbc }£avl\^ mstOJY of M\>oinina Wmct 

AND CONTIGU( 'US TERRITORY 

WITH 

NOTKS AND QUERIES 

lilOGKAPIllCAL, AnTIOUAKIAX, Gi-.NEALOGICAL 

o 

EDITLD BY F. C. JOHNSON, M. D. 



Vol. I — Skpiembkr iS86 to August 1887. 



WlLKKS-r. VRRK, FA. 






1702599 
INDEX. 



Alwriniii.il Stont- IiuiiK'i 
Ai':ia>-inv, Old, Apprul 



A Itcll.-ii !■...- 1 i':iv3.. 


AUiertoii. Mi^. S. !■:. Ucad. 


Aiitoijr.ii.h Louer of AVasli 


B:i?solt >\.iuiU- Reunion... 


llm-iHini ('liailC'sT.doad... 


Bartlett, 0. D. dead 


Bcaiiiiiout, Andrew AVar tfo 


Beaver Janie.-< A. C^nonm,-. 


BeeliO, (Jrilla Waller d.a.l . 


Beck, llarrv Skeuh ..!. . . . 


Rcnnett, Mr.-L Serah .-^. ... 



lleruiek Ceiite 



Berw;:k. 'A hen FuMuded 

lI'Twiek. Iiiroof Foundiiiir Questiuned. 

lV,t. Win .i._a.l ; 

Bed .lames. Hero of Lake Krie 

Bii-kbeck. Kli/abetli Johnson, deavl . . 

Bosert, Joseph K. dead 

Boundary betueen Uv/vvuc and Lael 

•,vauna se'.tled 

BewMi.an. Klizalietli dead 

Kown.au Faniilv, Tliou.a^ 

i'.rant Joseph. .Monument rneeil.M .... 
Biick.-i, Hi.u- -Made in Wilkes-U.ine 

Years A:,'0 and Xow 

Brown. Joseph dead 

Brown, Mrs. Jidia A. dead 



Bross, Hon. \V 


1. Wriiih ' 


a X. 


'. Pi 


111- 


syUaniaXov 


e! 






'1'! 


lirule Stei.hen. 


Fiisi \V, 


ite Ma 


to 


■le. 


scend tlie .^i 


--.|"ehaniK 






. . . --'0 


IJurviii- On.iM 


d at Whit 


Haven 




,-,0 


BiUlrr, Al.i .-^1., 
Knati .... 


•ma .l.^ad 






...inl 
. ..lt;n 



Ju'.l.r, Mr;. Conu 



Bntler, Win. Mill S,", 

Canton, Coiiii., Loeal History of S3 

Carevtown Road, Xamed Chan'.;e.l I'JI 

(.'enliny of Le.ttal Life ". 'Jl 1 

(/'handler Ocnealog-y li3U 

('le\ eland-Folsoni Genealogy IS 

Coal, Priee of in 1822....'." .St; 

Price of in IS:;.") OH 

\ e-clable Origin of 4 

Formation of :, 

Col. yam. Hunter on the .Situation 72 

Cold .Sunnner of ISir, iu7 

(Viimuemnratini; Wvouiin- Massaerc. .Hi:!, l.'n; 

Coni.eetieut Tii'le lU-fended in isiil 22 

(Conrad, Christian dead Ill; 

Coon S,ui^a-e Uiiuier .-.2 

C.«.i.er. Rev. Charles D. Remims.-enees . . . W 

Corvell. Martin dead 7i 

Cornerstone lavinu' of Fir.-,t Pre-bvlerian 

Church....:,.'. ■ li;.-< 

County Clommissioncr.s and their Clerks 

t'roiu no.') 201 

Cmckett. James Surveyor M 

1' • 'ill Wilkcs-Barrc, M vears 

-'.. ; .. . I ". 147 

IM' ^ \', ■ ''.■:'.:} 118 

1 ' . . \V I I. :,i. ! iiii-i iovernor j:! 

I'.i - .a 1 : I i !;, ., '.: i-aere Sm-vivor. . i;.7 

h. . . - 'i- .i 140 

I'll -ill \[ • -:-..■■ i:i,aM.,s Anniversary. Us. 
Me-tendeut-^of Wiho-s-llarre I!usines.s M.mi 

of ISIS (W. Johnson) II:; 

Piary of I'eaeon Jnhn Hurlbnt 2 1:: 

PiekVm. Rev. H. S. ilead 22n 

Pillev. B. F 201 

linnanee, Col. Charles S2d Birtliday S2 

I'.nvlin-.K. F. dead IS.; 

Pownin-. Mrs. Laura dead Is:: 

Urnnkeiniess Now and Then ID.". 

I'anians Island, History ol I'.n; 

Ka^lcShot '. -M 

Kariv liavs in Wavne Coimtv 72 

Karlv r.aekawanna (Hollister) 102 

IvulV Xa^i-atiou en Su>.iuehanaa. (C. K. 

Wrijhtl II!' 

Kaiiy S.i,i,uehanna Manuscripts 217 

K.i-tun in n.7'2...' " !....II0 

K_-le. Pr. W. H. Sketeh of 100 



Ailidurfln 
KliniKi Local 
lOlv rosfs l.ii 
Kinnions, "I^ 
En-elko, Hei 
Ei.ti rliiic, I'.dw.ird .Ilm 
Knti-iliui-. Mrs. J. U. (I 
FcdLial Cun.stilutioii. V 
Foil, Mrs. II. A. drail. 
FiiLoli Fai.iilv Kf-iuii.. 
Fii-st r.Hirt ill l.uzenie 
First Furtv v( Kiii-sio: 



17, 


IS- 


('. •-'•: 


27. 7 


J, ?.] 


III ....... 

Mv" II..' \' 

v\:. .ii'.ui. 


.,;;: 


1,'Fi', 


,;.n,;a 


.1.'..'; 



llosNlfl 

Hull, A 

Ilnninc 


Mr,-. Kai 
. (i. (l.-;..| 
;'■> Crr.-k, 


li 0. rl.-a.I 


.'..'.'.A^l 



Hodgij, Rev. Dr. A. A. dnad 

Uulcoiiibc Rc-uiiion 

Hollenback CeiiietL-rv Kulap^'i 
nolltiilwck House iiciiiulisia 
UollKstcr. Dr. H. Article:' by 
4.'>,'l 
Hooprr. Rebecca if. dead.., 
Hortoii, Dr. Geo. F. dead. . . 



Fiif'lir IV.jiii Wvoii.iiip. (Wik-nx) LSli 


liefiiid. rnen, on, bv i >. !,.;«, 


i;'i 


Flour, Trioe oflrom 178.7 to 1S2,'-; :)( 


hull AMsr-.-diii Kirn.'h an. 


Indi.mW.ar .72 


Footi,riiil3 of Indians in Lackaw.'.mia Val- 


J:ii-oliv, J.-jc.]li drad 




lev. (Holli'^ter) 1 i;i 


.lefTnrds. A. M. dc.id 


1 s7 


FiOv-fifth Wedding Aniiivcrsarv of Charles 


Jenkins Family of Uho.lc M.n 




Morgan 122 


Jenkins, .^^tciibcn Arliehs bv 




Foster, C. W. Poem bv, -The Fcnn,<vlvan- 


22. 33, i;9, 1 2 


1, 1S2. 197. 21S 


ian's Lament" ,S 1 


Johnson, "Wesley Articles bv 




FnurihofJulvin 1.S27 162 


11. 4S, 8:i, 11 


?.. 120. 177,21.7 


Franklin, Jehu incident.^ ill the life of ... . «7 


Jones Fannlv ori!<'lli!elieni. R 


■■union.... lol 


Inriieted in 17s7 170 


J.uirnalsofSnllivan'sE.\[.edit 


in, Disen-- 


»,oirnllial, Kdcad 1 in 


ions fonerrnin- . 


21.S 


Fneudlv Indians at Wvimiin-- in 1777 [I'J 


Jnlv, l':Mivnic lle.at of 


170 


Vries, Capt. John of Buck-' ConiiU-. . 12;i, 1,S2 


Kin^'stoii, (iri-inal Snrvci-. .. 




FiiKiiive-' finnifhe Mass:,erc.- tV,. ISii 


I.uckaw'iia ln-tii;iie m' ili-mr'- 


ind Science 10:j 


Genu,,;.:. v., V !;„-„ ,,r :,„ 


Latilnd.,.; v.- i: I:.. , ,- i;, 




Girl- N . ' V A-o l:.i:7 


17.7.7 iM 1 - . : : .| 


121 


Glci ", : ::. .vsnapers.n Hll.. ] 


I.eCleiv, i .■ Wiui 


lin? i:j 


Good. .\, :; ,L. :. ■• 21) 


I.ehi^'li V -.r'.' • ■ . 1 .ii. . ;ii)i 


of Indian 


Goriu.'in. Mrs. I>r. ui-,[d ,S:; 


Relies 




Grave of Capf. Pavis and Li,nu. .Iniu-s. . . . i;.s 


Levari, .1, W. dead 


112 


tirc-orv. tleo. dead 1 12 


Liar, of the Last Centnrv, A. 




Hakes Gohealo-y ,s7 


LiUn-,-tnne. .Mr- Is.uic de,-.d . 






Lnrd T.ixr., .70 Years A.-o. . 


17.S ! 


Harris, Rev. M. AV. dead 2i;i 


L0..0, W 1;. Lii.'and Death . 




Harinian, Mrs. M. L. T. Hisn.rv of Hnnt- 


LovcLand (;.-n.-.d,,.-y 


1 2 1 i 


inrtoii Valley .% 12. i;7 


LowenlMnc, David dead 


1.77 1 


Hay f'harles dead . . lu:i 


Ln/ernc l_'hevalier do la 




Havden, Rev. U. K. on Indian Medals... 1 


Luzerne Coiiniy, Centennial 


•servanco of j 


Hawlev. R'v, Lo-iwick. Kcu.ini^cences. . . 2S 


Freeiiun, 2<;, .'! 1 ; Assessnie 


It. 171: ex- 1 


llaz'er-:. r, : , ■■ ,; 7.-; 


peuM.-, 170. 
I viiei] b.hn 




Hill 1,1,:, ', !: i li;:> 


M..ddrii. .lohnS. dead 


117, l.;n 












' " .' I 


lll-l.:; : 1 ,:: - 171 


M.,r--h.dr--, KMi.,n.irl,.<n.vdv .\ 


,,,...,■ .,J i 



.\tiniT, Ci.,ir1cs ?ki'tcli of U:\.1\2 

Miiirr, Win. I'. Arlicles by l."i. HS 

Miiiisink .\la,-,--aLTi' riS 

.Moininu'Mt luriild Micbiu-l 171 

M(,i. !...■, Will S. Wvorniii- Puulrv HIS 

Mur.u-u.b.-i in W vu.niiiK Valloy ir,l 

Mntl, Ki-v. W. K. r^koteli of HI) 

Miiii^.m. Mi-ri. Kliziibotli (lead 1 i:! 

Mvrrs H.ni<r H.irmMl ITS 

Ml'Al|iiia-, AllMTt .Irn.l SI! 

Mi'(';Lria-lifT, -Mrs. Iv dfa;! 2^) 

Mi'<'artln-, Mrs. K?t!i.r iK'u.l II.-, 

Mci;int.v; J. J. necontof .M> 

Mi.'liroa'itv. Mrs. IIiipli i:;s 

Mci-.ioarty, John S. llcviuu- of liia I'l.niy 

of \Vy omiug Valley '.'1 

jVamicoke 1're.sliytc-rian Churcli lUstuiy.. 51 

Now York Cwrrc-iicv in 17."iJ. (Pluinli) HH) 

Kaw York State Koiiurt of Sullivan l-:x|,c- 

dition .' 14-1 

Now.si«iiier Cli|ipiii-.-; of .".u Yfar.s Au'" «iJ 

Newspiiper.s in •\\"ilkes-Darre, Karlv 

1. l.i. 27, 12J, 212 

No Fortunes Awaitinji Claimants 52 

Norri.s, A. Wil.<on, Auditor General, Skcteli 

of. r.4 

Olijections A^-ain^t Railroad.s in 1825 . . . .17.5 

(iMrst Printer in the Oiitcd States lltl 

01.1 llui'.uinas Disappcarhi? 122 

Old Mi.l u'l ■; 173 

(,l:i.!l,..- M ■-.;;!.■ IN'Cord 112 

Old-', ■ M ■ l:.--nnaont :,2 

Oi..!- ,-. 1 -.. l.-,-ud of 17S 

Orljin I,) til- tiii^.n Lea-uo 120 

OsK.jrne, (jen. K. S 54 

O-.t.rh.jur. lllizabetli Lee, deatli and will . . 141 

O.l.-':o,: F:vo l.ilirarv 03 

f.M - ,.■ ■ - !]■ ;■:. :■ I'll.ers Koiuid 92 

r.i. :,-..- . : :Vaead 83 

Taik.', llev, X; <;. Arumer:-'arV^.'rniiiu' ! ilM) 

Parke. K.-v. X. 1 1. Addiv-< i,v V,:, 

Par^uI■,^, Cahiu < iMlJoii Weddin- 1S7 

P.ner, Pc.ir: 125, 175 

Penu.^\ Ivania Germans 05 

Perrv, Mrs. Ann dead 137 

PetielH.ne, Payne (iolden -VWHldin'.; 203 

Pettebone, S. Pveminiseence ol' 135 

Philadelphia L'^'hjfr, First Issue .it 210 

Pioneer Clmrcli of Laekawanna 153 

PiniM:,T Pl'.ysi,-i:u,^ of \Vyomi!i- 07 

1'""' ' ' W '"■ ' .''.'.['..[''.'.'.'.'.'.['.'.'.'.'.^k 

P>- -. '. .1. ^;,e(j!^mtv;'.''.';.!"!'.'35 
l'o=t;..-e l[iiU:< 50 Years A,-o 130 



Plumb Kamilv m America 24 

Plumb. 11.11. Aitielrsbv 70.131. 137. lMi21 1.213 

Plumb. O. 11. l;. Arti.jrs bv 2 1. I'l. 01 

Plnnkett'.-^ K.viHMliii...n Apiiust Wv..iiu.;.., . si 

PrehUlorir IJurial Ground .'in 

Prolnbiii.,11 Anaai- the Indian,^ ui 175.; ..130 
Prop.j.sc.| K.\...ius from Wvomim; in 1 7 s3 . 27 

Prvor. .Mrs. Kliza dea.1 1 S5 

Public liuiuaiu. How We Ae.,iiire.t li. . . . 10 

Paul.. Mrs. M.,ri..li dea.l 13 

Hare llist..rv of Pennsvlvania IS2 

Kecalliu.^ a Cliurch liuiMiiiK Aerideni . 1 55, I 02 

i;ed.-mpii..r,isi>, The 2 1 

Relic of l'i..ueer Life rm-overed 103 

Ueli.;so( Sullivan's March 152 

P.eiuarkable Swarm of Kli.'s 203 

Kemeinberiii- AVvomhin's Slain 150 

Re-niiion oi 1 J3d" Rent. P. \' 1 1>3 

Re-union of 53d RoL't. P. V 2(i2 

Rice. Jaeol) Golden Weddiu- 170 

Riee, Rev. .J. P., dead, a-cd 81 2 

Kinier. Geo. AV 20 4 

Riot .A.niou',' Canal Constructionists in 1 sjs l :^,3 

Ripple, Isaac .fca.l 4:^ 

Robins. Klia-i dea.l 130 

RoIhusou. lir. Silas R. (llollist.rl 50 

Robins..!', T. W. dead 170 

Roderick, .Mrs. Man^'arel dead 113 

l!o=3, James .lead 1 !.■* 

Rout of the Si-'c Xations 141 

Ratter. Mi=-^ Ellen C. dea.l 1 10 

Sel.o.'ls in Whkes-Barre 50 vears a^'o 01 

Sea 0-.al 177 

.Searcli, H. W. Sheriff 55 

S .■- >;•= \MM. dead 120 

-' . ■ :: ■ d, Reiuim,.'.'!!.-.' -.r 1S27 ..131 
^ , : . i; d.-ad 124 

.-■' ■ , ■■ '■ M-i' .:,,id 5'.. 

^1 :,, ■; ' .,, , i; i\- '■ , .Ira.l 150 

.-mallcst Man in IViin-vlv.ama 153 

Snowilen. Rev. E. H, Reinini.-c.-.i.-.< of . . 100 

.Snowden, R. R. dead 50 

Solomon, Jojeph a frontier hero 00 

Stella of Lackawanna's Piicnis 150 

Stewart. La.'.arns Geneal.itrv 17 

Stewart. Lee W. .lead 15 

Stewart. T):omas J. Seeret.arv ..f luiernal 

Affairs 54 

Straw, Cvnis Sketch of 203 

Stroud, Rev. Geo. D. dea.l 107 

Sturdevant. Cliarles dead 137 

Stur.levant. L. H. d.;ul 57 

Sub.irata ..: Wv..minLr C.-..I M.m-ui.-. . . ,2o5 
Snlii^all K.\!..:Vu"tion at Wyoimir.-. M-'Ken- 

dry's Journal 37 



S\illiT.in Ro.-ul 

Simiuchanna f...inH- Con 

SllSljUellaillla, l:t\l;i:'.ln.jv o 

SnptilifsKiiia;,!.;..! s,,l,li,.r- 
Tavcn,> in i i|,| Tnnr-. 
Thayoiala,„-a, not at Wvr 

Tlic Loc;il llinoi-iaii '. . 

Tlieophilus, Mrs. Kai'hel . . 
Thomas, ^r|■s. Ell.n, lic-inii 



" - ■ • . '. (Si)0\vilen).lf(9 

\''^' ' ' . ;)ion....l70, 200. 

\Vni-.. ^ l: •,. . I I, .:■ i: „,;os 80 

Wright-s, C. K. N,,„- l;.,.,k -am tl.c-Lacka- 

wanii.a" (ji 

Wriolits. C. K. L.itest Xovl. . . .'. . .'.'.'.'.'AGi 

^V" ' > '< - M'anoriaVVoUuiic....'. 67 



llis nysier.suu.l Be 



War Pn-.- a.C--..^:. i.„:y Km Wnl;... . ,„,, „,^ >, 

Was Bene.lictArnuld interested inWvoniintrilio W'imIm .1:,1mi .lead 

^'^ll''^,¥'■-^■-.^• •'^- '^^'^'^ '.....^Kx; wukk sa.ai. tiore' dead ".■.■..■;.■;.■ ;.■.■■;■■ u 

AVell-;, Wm. P. Golden Wedding i:;i M-,,u,iu,:i.l .Jnlm K dead ]«-, 

W.'- H-raV I,:,nal History lOP, i;.5 W.,nall, Ceo. dead '.'.'.'.'.'.'. 1S4 

^' ■: ':,:■ , ' ■;";f l'-"' "'-'"Wd no Wyomin- Biues, Karlv lioster of 79, n2 

,, ; , ■ " • ■ ^''''^^■5 189 W^-oniin-' llistnrieal and Uculoaical Societv 

\\ ,M ,a I. „.,i.eenee 132 Meetin-s 2a, 71. Oi, Uf>, 15J: ICG 

Wiilj 01 l:.!len C. Rutter and Mrs. Sarah Wyominu Monun.enl, I'oem bv Mrs. .^i-. 

Bennett 171 nninrv " '^l-^O 

Wilsoa, H. C. Keiiiinisce.nces 47 Wvoniin- Pioneers in Ein^rhaint™.'; i!' " 'h"' 

W ilson. Col. W P. dead r, ^\-y, ...in- \-allej Poetrx-, (Mo.iroe) I ni 

Wihanis Mrs. Annrata dead 157 Yarington, Dillon LcttJr ....,S4,.S7. 107. lilO 

" iliiiot. 1 [on. I lavid R 10 Yarington, D. Olde.st SuUseriljer to Wiikcs- 

Barre Papers 210 



CORRF.CTION OF ERRORS. 

Page 97. The Average Price of Flotir in Phil.idelphia rroiii 17S5 to I:.^2S is 
given at $17.42 per liundred pounds. The ligiiics sliould be S7.42. 

Page 213. Second column, line iS for barked, read backed. Line 22, b.iik 
lands should be back lands. 

Page 214. First column, third line, Wednesd.iy, May 20, should be 26, Frid.iy 
below, should be 2Sth ; line 24 should re.ad Decker's. In Une 44 read 569 equals GS6. 

Page 218. Second column, line 14, should read Mr. Conover's volume, instead 
of Mr. Corwin's. 



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Gontcnt:;; 

Page 

1. Gleanings from Old New.spapers Published in 

Wilkes-Karre, 1S11-1S17 James W. Chapm.w-. 

2. Colonial or Provincial Dr. W. H. Egle 

Death of Rev. J. P. Rice 

Medals Given to the Indians, a brief descrip- 
tion of them Rev. II. E. Havden. 

3. Early Doctors of Huntington Valley .... Mrs.M.L.T.IlAKT.MAN 

4. The Vegetable Origin of Coal Prof L. Lesouekeu.x. 

5. The Formation of Coal M. Grand' PIurv. 

6. Death of Col. vVillia:n P. Wilson 

Indian Relics Found 

The Berwick Centennial, Data relating to the 

Town's Settlement, Celebration of the event 

"Proviso" W'ilmot 

Brick Making Si.\ty Years Ago and To-day Wesley Johnson. 

Historical Notes: The Holcombe P''ainily Re- 
Union, Bucks County Historical Society, etc. 

13. Historical Poem on Wyoming Edw'd E. Le Clerc, 

14. Alleged Relics of Frances Slocum 

15. Early Newspapers in Wilkes-Barre William P. Miner 

Death of L. W. Stewart 

16. How Ira Tripp Became Colonel 

Marriages and Deaths 



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SEPTEMJ3ER, iSS6. 



No. 



Ilidioiis of James AV. ChainuMU. 

lo)itiu!:o J'l'jnihlican hns hu arliclt 
!., which f lands for J. W. Chnrm.iu, 
f Mr-. S. L. Brown, of \\ ilkesBarro, 
1 Ihe writer quotes fi-om a recent is- 
le Kkcuiid and adds some interest- 
iiiunts of his own. Mr. Chapman 
iiccls an inadverteuCB which crept 

article: 

illcc— liarre Kkcobd has been pub- 

fuiue extracts from the (Ih'niiei; 
■.■,-)Jarre paper published in 1811. 
itiuduction to tlie article says, 
■d by A=lier .Miner and Steuben 

but 1 tliiuk it must have been 
Miner and Butler, as I know 



arriud 

iQOTiiO 

Won- 

I thoso 



'•April 10. Thomas Parke fCoI. 129th 

efriinent Pennsylvania .Militia) calls a 

,.,.*;,,,. ,,f ,,, . commissioned and stafTolU- 

: ' li . -,■ of Joseiih Chapman, Jr., 

I . armed and in uniform, as 



tho 



po^sil.ly 


Mr 


li-sliint; 


a P 


I.r-.rrne 


Ff 


Olmaer. 




"Man 


rh • 


Willkea-Bar 


hc'ttory 


hav 






holders 


of 


l,ord rja 





once a year tor ; 
ally at my father 
now Brooklyn. 

".^pril 2li. A complete workman is en- 
gaged to finish the vessel now on the stocks 
in this port. If is contemplated to have 



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SlOOli 



"OH" I 'I ■• ' M'friineiit to the owu- 

orn, n; 1 il ;:,' , , : ^ wrecked bclore ovor 

iiitlusoraiij (..til. I -.tatoiDentof eiirlj tveiils. 
1 hoiie 60UJC1 u)jtiqu,in;m of carliei- years or 
bolter posted than I am may vol-jutec-r to 
correct ine. c. 

Montrose, July 11. '86. 

Coluni.lI or rioviiici;il.. 
Many of our writers, espeoiall} LLW,>pa|,er 
historians, use tlie term coloniaflu the events 
in reunsylvanin under the provricuiry tjov- 
erument. Trior to (lie imrchi~e bv William 
Fenn, it was the Vutonu un n,r fh'hiirar,; 
afterwards the Pruviiice uf }■•■„, isi/hunia. 
New Jersey, Maryland and Peiin'^^ylvauia 
were provinces, wliile Mai?acliii-etts, New 
Yorli, Virginia and others were ahvaj.- 
colonies until tliey declared tl.eir iudeien- 
dence. The yn . ■; i,!.' i.. , .■,,.,;■, ■., .-\|,_ 
pointed by tlr. Ci ■. k ! / ,, 

by the propri. ; - ., . I 

this term colum::! ■ im I, ■ : - !■,■!, .i , ,■ 
from the fact thai Mr. iia,',.ri!. \wio tjiteii 
them, misnamed our Pru\ineial Records. 
Colonial Records. He onr;ht to liave known 
bettor.— />,■. 11'. //.Ay/,' in Harri.-Luru Til,-- 
ijraph. 

An Aged Picacliers liurial. 

The funeral of Rev. J. P. Rice was held 
nt Trucksvillo July 30. at 2 pm.. tlje re- 
mains arriving at Kingston from Hnnlock's 
Creek on the 12:4U pm. D., L. ,t 'W . train. 
Rev. A. Gritlin, of the Kin-slon .M. K. 
Church ofiiciatcd. and preached a sermon 
from the words found in Job ."j, 'Jt.; : " Thuu 
ehalt come to thy grave in a full aj^-e, like a* 
a shock of corn conieth in in his season. ' 
There was a very larce attendance of rela- 
tives and frieiii'^ of t':.^ ,i.„.,,_,.,i \nin:-:,- 

Ihe relatives bii --,■•; .:,,,..,.' 

Rev. C. L. l;io i . , ,,:.' 

ference, and •, , . :;■.,::. 

Binghamton Ih : ■ i !> •: ■ . ■.,', » fc 
(Mrs. Rogers la nu; a ^i^ter. of Huiitsvlflc; 
his three sons, Levi Riee. of Lehman, 
William, of Harvey's Lake and Ly- 
man, of Dalla., ; also, a -lep-daughter, 
Mrs. Harrison Steele, of Shelby, Ohio, and a 
stepson, Jacob Riee, with his wife, from 
Hanlock's Creek, with whom Mr. Rico and 
his wife wore living at the time of his death. 
Mrs. George Cook, of Three Rivers, .Mich., 
a daughter of the deceased, was not arile to 
be present. Judge James Phoenix and wife, 
of Beaumont, were also present. .Mrs. 
Phoenix is a sister of the deceased. Inter- 
ment was made iu the cemetery at Truck- 
ville. 

Mr. Ricow.as born in Kuowlton Township, 
N. J., Aug. 2'i, ieor>. He was the sou of Rev. 



Church. He was po , -,-I.m ,, :n., M. r 
ciualitiesand leave- Ih Imul hiin a -i>.nl u; 
which "is rather to bo chosen than g 
riches." 

SIKUALS CilVKN TO TUK INDIAN 



At the fall meeting Of the Wyoming His- 
torical and (icological Society, Rev. Horace 
Edwin Hayden. of th^s city, read a pai.er 
on the various silver and copper medals 
presented to the \-..i..ir,u I i,.:;;u!s by the 

from moo to l^' i, / . ; , .j., of jj^J 

such inedd-. ,.l ■ •■ I , of Great 

1 ■' '! 'o,. I ■,.'. ,!i [:: 1 . - -KJii of the Wyom- 
i ■ ' , ' ' I ,o.:ieal Society and 

:' . I , II,. now appears in 

I'oop!,- i ■ i,i,, .: ■ I Ic second volume of 
thep'.dili :' .. ■ ,M ■- .,r tl,e society. 

Xhe i.ap. : : > , .;, , tracing 

brictlyth. : ■ :,! the sub- 

sequent 1. ,./:;. ■ ,,r the abo- 

'"■'"'' •' ' i '; : and other 

Pi' :. ! o , : ,,uh vied 

■•'■'''' ' ' ■ ' ■ -to attacli- 

lliMiloMhr led; '1-, W,. ]■■:.■ -pace for 

only a portion of Ih,- d(-enption of the 
W yomiiig medals. For a more satisfactory 
idea of the subject the reader is referred to 
.Mr. Haj. leu's vahiable pamphlet. Wo quote 



stalk and (Juta. 
one-half an hou 
10, 1771, a.d 



•: .-.. lo thep.- 
o 1.,-- . 1 ■..:■■ i:.o,,,.,-. Kaeti 

! wmeii 1 here present for 
a, contains on the obverse 
-•e I., and on the reverse, 

Indian hunting the deer. 

i ds have a historic connec- 

l.clong to my own eab- 
V red about IShS, in the 
' Kiver, at Point Pleasant, 
the spot where the bloody 
•tie of I'oint Pleasant was 
' tweou the colonists, uu- 

!"-. :ii!.o : I. .van. Corn- 



THE lllsroniCAL l!KCO/:i>. 



11,1 (;i,,v,r Slm«, 01 I'oait IMiM^ai.t. 
, !:• . V, -V 1 ■.■!■. colleftioii of pri-bi>to;ic 
li : ': Mii5. in de.sfi-iljiiirr tliese 

; ; I v, ,11 ljt-L:iu with that ouf be- 

M , .,,,., ',!,J;.l— Obverse, inilifar>l.;i.-t 
,.,iri:i 1. Le^jend " Ueortre Kiiir; of 
it lliiliiiii." Kfcvcr.if, uiuU-r a tieeto 
1,11 -lanJi^ n deer ou a hiU. To the 
I. lit thu foot of the hilh i-t.-iucli? an lu- 
, with a bow drawn, and in the act of 
tint,' the Jeer ; over all. the ?un witli 
:iys. Size, 'ia-ie. 
is medal was inoltukd ii: the Ciiainbe. = 



)fiiudi'!o=tIybythe 

o^ )■'!,■■••. •, r,iuli.s 
'■:■ !!■ !,,;cnd. 



„,.„lrdtothes,„ 




now owned bv 




"ouoof tl.. n , 


totliecln. ! 


there was ,;,. 


nnyof th,: c,:, : 



tiual. It may have been rre-euted at the 
conference of the Governor of New York 
nud the Six Nations in 171.'i or 171T. but in 
the very full account of those confers !ice? 
no reference whatever is made t,:i thi- or 
any otiier medal. Where Mr. C. rrocured 
this medal and wh it it, locU hi-iory. 1 can- 
not ascertaiii ; but t!,, ;■•].■'■.• . •.■,.\;ut of it 
dispn^rs of the V- : ,■ ■ -, .^jmehow 

has pr^-vaiKd, i!i ,; r v : : . referred 

to bj .Mr. .Min.i. ,,, , ,.; :,-.. ;,,-civedby 
thi-. s,)L',ity from i,,l ll..iui.oii .Society of 
l'( ansjhauia. 

:.'. I',.iut Pleasant Medal— Obverse, mili- 
tarj bi!-t of George !., draped and laureated. 
facing ri(;ht, and '.^-Iti lar-er tliin th,^ he-i,l 
of No. 1. Letjend the ■ : , ^,,. I. 

"George Kins of Great Br ■ ' 
?ame as No. 1. excent that :, , , . r, 

the tree shorter and the I:. ■'■■•'., . ■_,_r. 
Brass. Size "it;. 

3. I'oint Pleasant Medal— Obverse, mili- 
tary bust of George I,, facing left, and 
laareated. Leu-end "Geor^jius.— Mac, Br. 
I'ra. et Hit. Hex." Reverse. i:nder a tre» to 
the ri-ht, which follows l.'ie cirvt- of tlie 
planchet, an Indian is standin,- iii the po-- 
t-ire o. one about to run. H,- Kol.is iu his 
hand a bow from v,!;,,,;, •!.,■ --mva '; as been 
discharK-d. T,,u.. ::. •,, ■:,-ondtree 
which tiilhjws till- I- ;■ ,' , . .- ■ : lanchet, 
isadeerriHiuni.- ,• : ; : - -v.enthe 

Indian and tli,-,:., --■ : - ,-. ,•,.. f,-,nt 

of which li, - V : ,■ - - : , , ■, .; 

deer. I'l,, :,- : , , ,,:. ) ,, _ 



■MasttT Denison Stearns. 

r>. Jenkins .Medal.— Obverse, military bust 
of George I. The hair does not fall over the 



at 



Copp.-i. \ , :, )',,, '.. > , - ■;i. i; ,- Mi^dal, 
now in the po.-si --ion ot Hon. Steuben Jen- 
kins of Wyoming, Pa., was found ou the 
bauk.s of the Siisqnohanua at Sunbury, by 
Mr. .T. II. .Icnkhi-. 

.\ .■-:-:. ,f N',, ■' : '...- .u, l-.bein the His- 

:, .: ■' : : r : ,;-, ^a. It is de- 

I ■' : ■ ' ■ . , ; \\ yominff. p. 

:. , :i i,i : - , ;■ . ■ ■ !•, an eu;,Tav- 

iurf. ,Jl v_.!: i-. a duplicate of 

.;, 'count of its 

, Illation of the 



discovery: .\t 
remains of ai 
mini: Valley. 



hcati,,;, II. ,,,ii.:. , : ■,,:i- i; , , ., -:,; chief 
Justice Gib-ou and Jiicob Cist, Ks,-,. The 
vhole hue, although it had been plou','hed 
for more than thirty years, wa.s then' dis- 
tinctly tiaciable by the tye. Fortune was 
nneM-f,-', -i', p, ,| i';,-; - •,-. i,,.:- -...ic'i, for 
we f,, I : ■ : ' ■ ■ , - 1.- the 

imprt- ,;'.:- i. .-. . i ; - , luted 

1714 ,ti., ;. I , ,..,;. : .... : , ........ :,,.,on 

theoth.i ;,a li.u.,iiil i,.a. j- v,ai- ..raided 
to Mr. Ci.-t, as the most curious and careful 
in such matters, and by him was deposited 
with the Philadelphia Historical Society." 
Mr. Miner adds, ni a note. -Should it not be 
I'l --< --'1 V-, ;■ M ;;,,■ I,, r Mi : . .,, , in a uiusenm to 
■■■,!:■ '' ■ ' 1 courteously 

■■:■■■'.-'■ ■ , 1 he Historical 

^''- ■' '.-,'■ , I ■ . ■ ' ■ .ak Mr. Miner 

must h, r • - ; ■ . .,i none ap- 

pear> ,,•-,.. ; , ; ; ,,_- uiedal, and 

none .i - , -, : , -ir medals just 

descni., ;. II-.,, ;-,,,, i, - ,,r :m- medal have 
been di-c-ivt-rct III tlie state ot Pennsylva- 
nia, but I have had no time to ascertain their 
present whereabouts. 



Kaily IJo.tniB of Huntington Valley. 

Dr. Charles E. Gaylord was probably the 
first iiermanently settled j.iijsician iu Hunt- 
ington Valley. His family -vere amontr the 
^r.t -.-.til..,-- ,,!-■ th.. S"-.,,!..l,ia:na Co. His 
r •: ■ I ,1. ; III •: ■ '.: '...' :,- ..-\- War and his 
' ■ ■ .1 '. : ,', fell in the 

■ •' : 1,7,-tor settled 

•'•'. i- I •::.- ■■■'■ ■, . '■■■■ ■■ ■■ f,-,-sati,-n of 

Iiidi.m hn-tilitits. Hi- only clnM was Hender- 
son Gaylord, who afterwards wa- made weal- 
thy by the coal deposits on his limd. 

The next physician was Ur. Crystal, who 



TliK iilnTunii'Ai. i:acii/:i> 



wife was 



came soon after 1800. 
Stookey, of Snloin. 

Ur. Gnswoidaflcrwards located utaj-'J'owi 
Hill, and rra.licv J, ul.oul :2i) nvh.-^. Dr. .lol,: 

Wt-flOll piir,;,-, 1 -IV' ;!■• :. li ■, -■ ... o 

Dr. 0;:,>1. • ' !-. • -.' i :■• ^ ^: '^ ..: :■- 
\o&. V, ' I '.-,':-.■ • 

Ttu-".-,,l^ i • ■ -U-, .,-■ V,.',. -,:-■.,. .1,,| n 
Dr^. I'lrk.r.Hi;, Jul,.-. J),nfl,lio.l, r,,osl..,> 

Haydoii and uthoi.-^, wliu eucli resided ii 
HinitinKton some years, then souRht looa 
tioiis el-cwhere^ 

Ur. Sidn..v II. \V:,nnr lo.':,t,d in ll.iiiHir' 

ton i)i 1 -;::■■, ,■..■■ .,-,■, > : i: , , . 
tury. I ■ . . ! 

ton !:■■■ ■ ■ '■■■ I ■ 

Jotm>.' ■ ■•:■ ..,■•.■ 1 ■ • ■ ,. •>;. -.:■ : 
in Ull ■. • :. ■ :ir,. i/orlith 

Mach, 1 ' , • ' ;■ , I ,K i.ui- liei-lioni 

witli t' : ■ '■■ iM.o.-lhter.dl 

t«ood h' ■■ , • , ■ : .n r liio follower: 

pl.yMr-: •;'>. 



\Vi 



rHcti<-ed at Camtjra a 
lly from Getty^burs, 
,fter the l.attle and 
; care of the sick and 



he haMeind liui 
bravely a>-i~ted 
wounded. 

Dr. Mason Crary was one of the early 
settlers and the iirst physician of Salem 
Township. He was a native of Stoninaton, 
Conn. 

In 18-10 Dr. L. C. White located in Shick- 
shinny and practiced several years. The fol- 
lowins; year ho was joined by his 
brother-in-law, Dr. Charh-s Parker. 
The latter practiced here until his death, at 
the age of about 80, Dr. ^Vtiite removing to 
Mississippi. 

Dr. William D. Hamilton has practiced in 
Shickshinny more than "Jo years. Later 
comers are Dr«. Kamerlv, Uod.-on. Chapiii, 
Rogers, H'vi-on, Ki-v-'v:;, Hetterly, Siit 
liff. S:- '.. ■: •■■, ■ i: ■ ■ :. Ii:,eui., Hire, 
Bo*!...,, I ,,■ , ■ : , : , , .... 

Fo.-.: ■, ; I I ■ :- , [rivd to Mrs. 
M.L. 11 II!;,. ::. i:i-i •i.cd ..rtieal m the 
Shiok.-iiinny Kclut of .Julj ■-'-, l^s-o, from 



of coal 
.lie sees 
lly more 



;,; IN. a,-::, l ..ilj 

beds of cannel, 
.t,'mentsof plants 
r._-es, branches of 
' ds, spores (the 

.■les 01 coal in 



which these facts are taken. 


.sulphide of iroi. ... 






The VtKetal.le OriKi" of f.ial. 


layeroi lessth.'.:..': ■ 




Out slid coal, wl..-ref 


Prof. Leo. Lesquerenx, Fossil Botanist 


species of plants h 


of the Geological Survey of Penn- 


de.scribed. 


sylvania, and well-known in Wilkes- 


f)bj...-cli,jn coiitim 


Barre. bv :.■ .-on of his vi-it 




to tb.- ,:.•■■ r the Wyoming Hi.. 


(■;,", ■■',.;,. 


tone..! • . , .. S.iciety, is writm- a 




serit- .-;;.;,,. , .; : n.; to favor the oriyiii uf 


I'.'i ■ 


anthr:i..:l^ ..■ ■ ,:, il.; Likes up several objec- 


\', ■, ■' ■ ■ ' , .'■ ' 


tions to II, 1- the.iry :.ik1 then answers them. 


.'■,,, , 


Wo quote: 


11, f . :: ■,■! ". ,, ■ 


First Objection.— The veijetablo remains 


b ■ ' , . ■ ,:,■,.■ . : 


found in and ui.on the shah- of coal beds d,. 




not jiroTC that the coal itself is a compound 


durili'- the pror..,-- . 



been obtained and 



TlIK' muTOniCAL HECOlili. 

ril)ii',L-d in niiy pofiilivt-ly l.o 



niMOuiit ot hitiiiiii-n such — ■ - .i,:;, i. 


l.:it;c--orthu.e 


sii. .' ,:, i .. ■ ■ , 1 . > , - • , .■ : : ,11C0, by 


— 


K.r. .■..:■ :^ ' , -,„. Car- 


TI.e 


riHlh r, W, •!;, •-.,!; iM Si. .■,. ',.■,,!, \,y Fruli: 


The Rkcoiu. 


in iNorth America, l.y Da«-o:i. Ail have 


arguments of 


arrived at the same conclnsion. thnt tho 


botanist of 1' 


coal is entirely composed of veyeuible re- 


theory that a".' 




ori-in. A Frc 



t only 
d and 
psting 



re rarely 
[lores or | 
fll?, etc. 



•; : ' ic irbou are pro- 
! } ■■' ■ ■'■' inposiiion of the 

■ and l)y coiniire>:= 

but s;enerally mixed 

B of cellular tissue, isolated 



They 



posed eittior by the want of w- 
yen. A sort of vegetable jelly 
been foiincd winch, gr.ujn.il 
humi<lit\ . I.- ii. I'm ;i,. .1 I' ,■ ,! ■ 



er or of pxy- 
■ill thus have 
V lo-iini; its 
'11 into nlmic 



eU to the idea that 
produced coal, and 
! theory it i- stated 



1 •: -. nf that 


that till. 1- 


; .;;'.p ■;.■■ . :, ,| 


.■■ A , ..ilivcly 


• iiiccd i.j powiler 


thin circle of 


UM,.d mimI ;i l,ir;T 


.|ii,inlityc.f a 


. 


.softer .--iilista 


nee. Broi'iiiait 


and Kho do 


-!!-tii;ientsof the 


Beaumont uit 


ribute the found:' 


ilion of coal 


k'.'s that they must 


to the transli). 


rmatioiiof thecln 


ise herbaceous 



Tiih: iiisroiticAL i:i-:i 



vegetation which smroiinaetl the l.u.vr 
forem trees ,ui,l pi;,,,!-. Simihir upiiii.Tm 








Kia'rds i'l' 
and sail 


■" '■'■'-A'-, v.liilc M. 


ih'i G(in,anne re- 


have been e!ci,r..-.-,.Ll l)y M. IV.nchet ami 


■■ i-l ;'.■ !;■■ ■., : V ! 


'!: ;i:'','e ■,' I i' .iMieii 


other smu.is. so (hat S\. Grand' i'lirj has 


furthci ' 




' '■•'■■: ii : III 


iii-irc or les^ i..,iin...nl anthorili.-; Un his 








stiiteiiiont, (hal a falcniifi,', i,f ■.(aaiinnla 


with »h 

speakin; 

to liyiiit 

A I-, 






tioii oi trws It- . II. ■, ,' ; , ■■''. ,.,,„ver' 
sioii into ev,i, •.:,, ,,,■,,' ;,.,,, ^,,,1 


:,' be railed 'coil, 
es, etc. 


: reternug .specially 


Its residue i;a::, ,., , ,,,,,„;. i..,,^^'\- 
nil evideml.N . , .■■.■:: .., -leailv i=; 


n-nici -WiUos-ll 


ariean's IJeath. 

'.. :-Miie,-lyof thii 


V6get>d.i; ma^' ! ,, V ' aion of'the'l'ro^ 






\"a., asliort 


cess of coal 1.. , ,, ' 








M. Grand' i: i,j !„ :. •, , . 1 ,( ,.,-,;d wi^ ot 






•' .ll~I||. cell. 


one time liquid, and , ;,., . - ,,,,, 1 






' "■■. :. Col. 


solid shape. He c..,, : , ,, ;. 




1 . ' ' ' 


' ' . : . Ill 


were formerly beds v: ,. 






s . :; 1; r, M. 


oua petroleum, prod::. : , ,,, , ,, 


■,'|,^ , J , 


1 "''/' " ' ' 1 ' 


' ^''''''i =":" ■;! in 


tiou of iufeii,-. ;. ; . ,,, „',,,),'r 








theintiueiiCf..; i . '; ^ , , .' v" ' 

proof of th;-, ila-'fact 

that the por.H, ,. ,, , . , . , „, 


c'.'r'm!; 

ter of .\1 


l/.ger, Col. U il 
Ian il. Dickson 


lately vacated by 

son's wife is a sis- 

Ks.p He was an 


toni of coal 1 , ■ ,', " 


1" ,'" ' " 


■"■ Haiic.iel. s ^t 


air dnriiif; the war, 


pores with i:;, • ,, . ' ; ' 


'' \,' '"' ' 




iucntly. Col. Wil- 


immediately u, :,, , , :,,;.-;' 




' , " 


au honorable bus- 


therefore ar"'i. ' ' ■ 1 








havf liif-n ai.-., 1 . , • ■■ • / '• ' ' 


, ' ' ■' ' 




liomKulp'sFamil- 


coal U-nr-A-','.. \: . ■ ■ ."'.■" ',••"• 




■ ■' 




this ti... ,, , : 




> . ' ' , ''•■■'! 


four children, the 


of p. •■;.:, , , . , , / . 






1 JJick-son, Ksfp, of 


spnii,: , \w.;'i, ': ■ , ," - ■ ■ .',,, ;,; \ ■ 


■' 


' '. ' ' ■ ■ ' 


ill n. who married 


nud even at ti.. ; , , : 






'*' ■ ' "•'ili , ( ■ lare 


in further di ' . , .-■ ,. n,... 


; ■' ' 




■■ •. ■ ..f 


coal w.as once r - ;- . • , '.,, . 1 


,,' ■ ' i' 




■ ■' ■:■■:- ■ :.■!-. 


thatcaimelcn,! : • / . . ; , ' , Z 






;■■"■■ ■,■''" 


rasin, and cm ii , 








beau. Auolhf r , ■• ■ , , ■ ■ . , 








lighter suhslai. • : ' , ' ,. 




.' ,'. ' ' , 


'■'■■■ ^'l 1! • '..■■IIM 


on the top. \-,..,a. ,• 1 :.. ;- ■, ,■ ; ■' ' - ."; I.v 




. , 


' / ■■ •-■ r . .i-lj 


the absence oi s,„„i,i,'|,y hetwetu tNt- ashe's 






:>■<.[ . r ■-. 


of wood and coal, ihat the two substances 




',"'.' ■ ' 




are not so closely connected a.s has been 






;''■'■/■ '■ .■'■^' 


thought to bp the case. 


1..I.'. ... 




,. ', ', ," ', ■■ ■ ■; ';- 



trunks,, I tr, 
are not coal, | 
certain propo 
which there - 
contained (lu 
time) carboia 
and alum, 
."salts in certai 
These inter, 
Noel arc J,,-, -1 
any e,. :, ,■ 



lud retain 
waters in 
substances 




aiii saudj earth which 



1 • l>. 


•■on ta- li.ds was an lu- 
■nd. \ German farmer 
-iia's farm, told me yester- 


ariail u( 
r of relic 


- airo, when plowint,' for 
1 seven Indi.an -knils, a lot 
1. arrow tips and a curious 
a, of \Vilk,-s-Uirre, « ho is 
:s, K.iveir'u tor the pipe. 



TiiK uisioi;ii\\L HKcnnn. 



i-illo 



of the 1 


I'o 


rou«h of a. 


•r- 


■|'l:.' 1- 




|.lf 


tliL-ie s 


:iy 






Ion. 


Sttnl, 
ir. Wli 


ilu 


• ' ^'\[' 




I'L-ni 


iVs3.''» 


lid 


''oM'u 


~, 


mVv 


lu D:..} 


ib- 


U lit in 


ir 


k /,' 


,lri„',,dl 


■Ht 



}li^toiif.ilC'olle 
li-htdin IS IX. 

ofJul> 1-4, 18715, >till HiJL.tlitr d ,1.- i- 
it beina stated that Berwick 
founded iu ITSii by Evan 
whose mime would iudionte \\ el: 
i;\u, who camo from t'hiladeli'hin 
a Durham boat. Hv built a haiiiiati 
laid out a town, v.hicli he "ailed Owe 
Hofub.i.iutntly named the town B 



site now occ:'i ' '-'■'•■ i ■ ■ .- ■ f ■ !',.-.!, 

The settler- \ '.■' • ■ 

Itobertand 1. ':■ ■ . ■ i . 

oel Jackson, ;■ h, ,■■ ]:, ; n , .. ,,( '.••■:. 

James Kvan = . a n.ilKvri-ht; Henry Tra.i-h, 

a tanner; John Smith, a shoemaker, and 

John Jones. 

Jolm Brown opened the first hotel, and it 
was the fp.vorite slopping place for travelers 
between W ilkes-Barrc and Northumberland. 
This hotel stood where the Y. M. C. .•\..build- 
iufr now stands. 

The next hotel was bnilt by John Jones, at 
corner of Market and Front Streets, and 
was kei't by him. 

Abrahan' Klotz kept the Jones Hotel stand 



Hall 



Hendley, McNair A-, Co., Fo 

bach, J. A, J. Bowman, who were succeeded 

byC. li. liowman, Geor-o ],ane, father of 

the late Charles A. ].ai,e, of this cily, who 

was also a .Methodist preacher and for a Ion- 

time identified with tiio Book Concern, Now 

VorK. 

The first farmer was Sebastian Soybort, 
who had also a store and blacksmith shop. 
His farm was at the Swamji, iu Salem '1 own- 
shiii, two miles above Berwick. 

.Vmoiif! the early comers were .Mr. Daven- 
port, the Midloys, Samuel Herriu, William 
Cox, I'aul 'J'hompson, iwho was a 



weaver. Jolly AiuUeii; lir-t cabinet n, i ker, 
Samuel Herrin; lirst .saddle and harness- 
maker. Col. John Snyder: first lime burner, 
John Jones. 

Win. Hr|. n i-f I'* (he (ir-t ferrv. The tir.-t 
~! I l.i I : ...dure Burr, 
1 , ,■ ',. i.-t •-•1 years 



Keys. 


bridire w:.-. i 


brick 


it bel(lL-r,: , 




later. 1; :.,/ 


ill. Its 


dent: .b.-iii 


. Af- 


Silas Eugle. 


Con- 


ton, Jr. Aftt 


.rrell, 


bnilt, thi. S 



iis the old Hcadley house, t 
deuce of H. R. Bower. 

.\ mark, t house was ere( 



were J. .^- A. Miller. J. A- E. 
Leidy, Thomas Kicli irrUou, Matthew 
McDowell, Wright A; Slocnm, Robert Mc- 



lice duiin- 111, life, t ithti.- who hil|,cd the 
enterprise throj^h were S. F. lleadley, J. T. 
Beach, Dr. A. B. Wilson, Robert Smith and 
Judge Mack. 



THE fiisioj;. 



lo Mfi:, ■!, .•■■', ■■ I 

first -t.::-' l;.,. I. [;■,-■: \M" !l.,|M ::; ., 

Hiothcrs, aim it aiitodiiteil the above a Hum- 
bur of years. 

Eviin (Iwcn was squire nnCl settled all dis- 
putes. Kvery bi'ar killed was brouylit ^v 
him and lie divided it equally among tlie eiti- 
zeus. Ho wa.s bueceeded as squire by Sauuul 

Columbia County was taken from Nor- 
tliumberlaiul in ltfl4: Berwick -ttas incor- 
porated a borijutjh in 181t*. 



as at Cr.ta; 



The neares 
miles distant, Lr^ter the l.'UknliMii-i.' mill, a 
mile or two b,.;- > a ; r. i;, , : i f, 1 -. ■ 
at Evansvilli', i. i , i ■ ; ' 

a railialou^' t! ■ 

n failii; .■. ' :: 

'i'lii ; ■.. : . the (Quakers, 

olo^' |. i^:- ■ ■ : . , ;,- re the brick 
churc.'i ]r-.. ■:,:., ., ,::■ -. t,. ,!- tht lir.st de- 
noujiuauo.i Ui h.i.u ,-. eiiuivli, the second was 
the Meihoai.-.t>. tiieir unnuial churcli btii'.f; 
the .second brick structure built in the town: 
it was abandoned to dwclliiitr i'nrposf>s, iind 
a now church was constrm-teil in 1.-^ 1.".; i his 
was dl- \.<..'r. ,; i:, l-:u 1,,. ;, 11 ,. ,. ::.,„,. ; :, 
edific-, r .• ' ■,, v., -'••■( 

Bai'ti-' ::■■;■■ . ■ ; . . , .■•, '.■ -. . \' 
byten.;: n 1- ' .. v • . ,■ ,; ,-;, ■■.■; ; i . 
ing wor-hii.i.ed for many j ears in thcMt-lho- 
dist building. 

■Water was first supplied from i'oundry- 
ville, and conducted through log pipes a 
distance of two miles. The present water 
works were built in 18i8, the water being 
raised a heiglit of about 100 feet to a reser- 
voir by means of a steam pump from a large 
sprinj; in the Susquehanna. Rev. J. li. 
Young, Dr. A. B. \Vilson, Jesse Bowman and 
S. F. Headley were the prominent movers in 
this enterprise. 

The mails were carried by post (on horse- 
back) and in 1800 .Jon.ithan Hancock rode 
post from Wilkes. Parre to Berwick. Tue 
mail was carried once a wttk vi.T N.auticolce, 
Newport and Ni--ci.pcrl: to tlt-rwick, retuni- 



-■nts did their w.-isliingat the rivor 
ir kettles along the shore the 



children 

•1,, childn 


born 

- ■ y 


I were John and 
^ Robert. Annie 

lownian. She was 
lUrwick. 
Hu-burg HK. was 






was organized 
as president a 


IKl 


1 '. ';;,.,' 




obtained in lH': 
\oodin works 


iu 



cannon, but little if any 
in or heard of it since tlie 

DU th- return of the .Me\i- 

•: ' - ■!: ^ ;.', ;;ri.uredis- 



-■r Horion and \. 
in the several at- 



n 18: 


10 b\ 


s.Tcnd -steamboat, the Siw.iuehanna 


., built 


at 


;he n: 


larlctl 


Hihimore, ,and drawing U inches. 




ho 


■<1 M-, 


■s. A 


next attempt. It reached the i!i r^ 


,v..;k f,: 


ilN 


'' ■' ,'■' 


ul its 
-Meet 


May;id. l>-2>i. Rich p.ii,; ■An,„l . 
under Ihe boiler, a full hca.! .-! ■. 




. 1 




l-oiiie 


and Ih-^ i-tTort made to a-.- ;.'! !i 




I-. 



further o;.; .M.i.-.a .--iicri. ll,i> change 
took place in If'.IJ. 

Shad wer,' .-eined by the wagon load and 
fi load could bo obtained for a barrel of salt, 



Berwick Graveyard, and .most 
twenty who remained ou the boat 



riiK lus'ronicAL i;i:ri>i;i>. 



i:i:ituit us 



M.-irk in Js;)-, ,). 'i'. ]).^^is in l-.'.l, tlifi: 
Wilbur & Joslyn, then Tate .t Gnnuewfr, 
thou U. F. Giliiiore, theu U. C. Kitcheuj 
then Ppiircc A Siiydur, \]ii-n J. M. Siivderi 
lhciiaVti.-A Ii\,:::, 1 i : .'..][. Hibbs/tnuL 
A. a Tate, ti, u .K . ^ , ■ -. 

M. W. Jac- ^ .. M:,ck built f 



fou 



Jry 



'J'ho 



run b} 



hor 



■niuiirLd to McCurdy A 
jHcksou. tlam tu M. \V. Jiickfou find iu 184! 
to Jackson & Woodiii. Iu 1S72 it became 
tliti Jaok^oii A-, Woodiii Manufactiv.ius ('o., 

and (hw yr:,r »l-o thf- v<-\\h^.j imM :...!,liti.,Ti 

dcmi"; '' '.-.'" "■":. ■' .'v' ',, . ^'':'- ' '^ 



Beuwick, Au!,'. lO.-Wlvon K\ 
came up from rhiladelphia and fc 
town of Bcn-wiok a Imiulnnl yi'a 
1 rubably had no ,■.,,;,■. in,,, ,.; II, 

UHli da\ of All •,: ' : • v ■ ,,| 
16dH. To-day i- :■. :•,! ■ m .■ ;■], 
ancit-nt and Wfll-pre-tTYtd boiM 
residences vied with bnsiiies 
iu the elaborateness of theii 
tious. riac^ and stroaiii'M 



Mir 


Lord 


tor 


this 


iwti. 


and 



Lime bnildini; 
I is a prosper- 
L-mbership. 



revolution, 



ire buried in 
revolution, 3 
•ar of Mexico, 



ous or.;:,!,: ;',,..:■. 

James J';,:i: ,..,::, 
was one of th- ■ ■ 1 . ; ■ 

Thoolde 1 t .: : ■ 
hears the dati' i - 'i. i . 
the cemetery 2 suiuitrs oi 
of the war of 1812, 2 of t 
11 of the Rebellion. 

The tirst cornet baud was organized in 
1841 by G. S. Tutton and led by J. M. 
Snyder. 

The telegraph was extended into the town 
in 18,-i0. 

The above contains the main data com- 
prising Berwick's earlier history. No effort 
has been made to briu? the record down to 
the pre.sent, which is raanifeitly needless 
when simply the earlier events are 
intended to be dealt with. Xo preten- 
sion to absolute correctness is assumed, as 
after the lap-e of so many years it is ex- 
tremely dillici;It to li\ ditrs, name> and 
events .-' I', ; . \ r, t'l.i..- of the almost 
'. ' .1 ut in chrouo- 

••■ : , ; ure with such 

maii:, !,i . :..:... ,, i ;..,• brief time that 
could \j.: ..::,-,Li.i uj i:.^- -„i.j, o[. In view of 
the cenleuuri! cclebratiun which takes place 
on the 10th instant there will doubtless be at 
least some degree of interest attached to its 
perusal. 

Ill 180.1 the first animal show, an tlegliant 
exhibited in Wilkes-Barre, F,ver\ bodv went 
to see the -Jumbo" of the time. 

In 180;J the first organ in the county was 
placed in St. Stephen's church. Wilkes-Barre. 
and the first tune played was Yankee Doodle. 



loKi 



bef-arcd tlie ai list was not versed in the 
aiuinuity of hi,; town. 

The crowds beoan pouring in at an early 
hour, sneci.il excursion train.s being run on 
L. .t B. and the Pennsylvania, by 
the G. A. R. posts of Wilkes-Barre, 
Soranton and other points. Tiie Wilkes- 
Barre and Pittston train consisted 
of 16 crowded coaches. 'Tlie Scranton ex- 
cursion, over the L. A" S. and th.. 1 Vnnsylva- 
nia was belated by a cave-in near .Mnosio 
and did not reach Herwiok iiutil tlie parade 
was over. The\- w.-e b.:..|...l bv Hauer's 
band and had a '. : ■■•■ " '..■,'■ i.arade of 
their own, cumir, j ' miIIiu Post, 



credit are '1:- II . ,! -.,■ ■ .. r iw.. Counties 
Veteran .'> ■ i. -, ; :.., i;i.d out in 

full fore, I : :, I , :(,,:,. nia! obser- 
vance w:;- ■ :;. ' ■ ' t '...'ii:.-. 'I here seems 
to have been an utter lack of organization. 
The crowd was here, five tliousatid visitors, 
but there was nothing outside of the vete- 
rans' display to entertain them— not even a 
speech. 

The parade was quite a creditable one and 
was mad'i up of veterans. Sons of Veteraus, 
Sons of America, tire compaiii-.s and a band 



il,.--^ 



'/■///■; msTDi! 



dc.ocml- 


Hrief 


lulJr.-^.e.-^ 


were maiK 


■ bv 


.Mayor 




McKn 




])e Lncy, 


Cap 


!. Gor- 


l^uii Nor- 


lion 


»iul Cliaphi 


i', Stall. ■ 


ri>e % 


eteraiiH 


,tl,.T car- 


were i 


uo>U> Iron. 


(he I'ir^lAi 


•iiiv r 


orp^, )n 


.l..l,i, }i. 


wl.ieli 


CI. Nor,. 


1 1 . ;i :,, c 







Levi- 1'.; -.ir .1 M . :.,. , , 1 ■, 1 M ; , iul Jveith 
]'OHt, ol Willv. ■■,-!;, .lie, \,ele in 


the l-i:!.k A v.a . , :,i ,......!. i ..■la-p- 

tl..;: V.:- -iv. ,1 ( • . > i-.i.c at 1.1. e;.tri,i;;e. 


strout; foree aeeumi'aaied by tbo 


v.ta.- ■. ' . ■■ ; iial-e.-' btraid, by hi> 


excoUeul inveiiilo drum corp.s. 


. . '. -. -al other corps were 


There was also ('apt. Asher Gaylord Post, ol 


,....;; 1 next anmial meeting 


Plj monlli, Lape I'osl, ot Nanticoko and rep- 




re>eutatives from ottior posts. There was 


The ad.Vie^,,-sw,ae much interfered with 


also a numerous company of .survivors 


by a game of ball a fewyard.s awa>. con- 


of Southern prisons. The expected 


tested by the Berwick and Hazleton clubs. 


9th, IrM and liitli i;ef:iMieiit~. N. G. P., did 




not come. Si. ai-.l ,". 1 1 •.■■,. v •; ;• ■.n.l IJor- 


•J'JtOVISd' WII.MOT. 


wickwere r. i • : l, : ■■, ^■.i:.s of 


.\ •iirAii-^vi- Stumbles Over His .-Mother's 


Veterans, N , • : ..llo U 
Sons of Anil r. ., ,^ ^ ' .i Fel- 
lows. Pauvillr, b! : l:..rwicl; 


>\.rt,-ott.n <;n.v«^.*Icetc1. of the .Vuti- 
.siaveiy Uoinotrat Wlio .Studied Law iu 




Wilke.s-Iiarre. 


s'hiekshimij -i n'l a i' r ' ' ■ ■ " I'liVln- 


A grave-tone has been set up over a long- 


dians," whotouk a )i,, ■ . ■. : ..J him 


forgolteu grave in the old Bethany burying 


and held up his reekr. : ^, . ihelior- 


ground, in \\a\ !..■ ('..imty. The rxistenco 


rilied multitude. \\..: . >: ■.■.! could 


of the ■• .■>•■... ....-.'..'. i ".a , till.- afro 


be restored oijl> upoi; : ;. • ■. ;!.e In- 


by a r, :• •. i- .. v .; ;,.,: ;•, ■ ■•• ihe 


dians were ojdv ir , i , . . l it the 


brier-. 'a.' . '. i ' -.■- r • - k his 


"prisoner" was .-i '.,:,] i ■ ■ .i l. -. that the 


foot a-..;.. 1 — '). Oilij 111 ti .■ ■.. i . .'-. aud 


scalp was on:\ , i-. : •. ' < li.e lieniorrhaye 


on inve-li^-.itiiiL; fouml a wealh.T--taiiicd 


came from : 1 - blood under the 


headstone lying Hat on the ground. He 


wiR. Thfi Ml : !i not really so 


raised it up aud, scraping o£f the moss that 


bloodthirstj ,. n , i, i. 


had grown upon it, he deciphered the fol- 


The para.).' •.:",.. ■ ■ ■ i ar ..-rouud.-, 
where the \ . , ■ , v. ■ re re- 
galed with bi, : ... . ' . :^ ■.e. of 


lowing inscription. 




sandwiches a... ■ ' . , . . ,.; , .i.-.d 


: In Memory of : 


from the -. . - , i . , : i ,:, i~ 


MAKY, : 




: W ife of Randall Wilmot, : 


wary, and !.■ ' - : 


: Died Nov. IS, 18-20. - 


way into tia ; ■ ,;,.-. 


: Aged ■J.S Years. : 


By this timr . i : • ■ ' ^ ... .,!,,■ 




hot, and th.' .... ; ■ . ■ ,. cover 




of the gran ; : ■ ' : . :• .>ther 
shadecould . i . .■ ; .: <■;_■ w. re 


Randall Wilmot was the fatlier and .Mary 


Wihnot the mother of David Wilmot, of 


disappointivl .1' i; .1 : , . - ' . . i.-esses. 


"Wilmot I'rovis.j" fame. RaiidaU \\ilmol 


Neither Gen. n,!,.,r,. ;,,,,, ,, ns were 


keptal.^. 1, :. i;. ■ .a. .1. Ml. al ^ 1 > .vui 


brought out, as both '. ■ n-s, and 


Wllmu!' ■ : ' ■ ' • :: '. • of 


there were no Den ■ , ,,. t them. 


that \. ■ : ■ 11 ■.. - aing. 


R.,th ilou. Charles li. 1:,. : .. ..: 1 Col. K. 


Sand..:! ■....■ ,.■ ■ .. ' n..i V.,.- a \-A-. 


B. Ricketts had be.u iuvited, but 


after 11, , ; • - ■: 1'.- :m.i his 


were not present, so (Isborne and 


secou.!-., . . 1 • , , . 1 ikiDd, Ohio, 


Norris were not called from their carriu!,'e. 


David \'. 1 ; ' . iiida. Brad- 


The Veterans' Association held its annual 


ford c.aa.ii- ' :■■. n- -: k.i'i iii> have re- 


meetin.' in the jud-. s" stand and elected 


placed lia- old l...Pih-.l.. lie aline head of his 


ollicers. For pnsi.lent, Capt. Harry .M. 


mother's loug-uukuoAn grave, aud will 


Gor<l.)n. of I'haiiuuth, w.is succeeded by 


build an enclosure around li.—Hunc^dalc 


James H. Khrei, of I'ld (.jn: Dr. C. H. Wil- 


J,„l,'i..-„.U'nl. 


son, of Hym..ath, ;.- ---t ry, '.v Col. C. 


••Dave" Wilmot .■.•!, ..v.d a national repn- 


K. Campb.-ll.of IM, ■ - - i ' ' ■■ \'. ^Vreu, 


talion bv reas,,ii ,a ;i- \...'.\'- tor human 


of I-lym.aitli.a- tr. - . : i : i- Eng- 


rights, aiid the .1 -a -rew of it. 


lish, of I'ltt-ton, 1 i> . i ; -ideuts 


the famous "W; ■ . , ., ■ Wilmot 


elected were Major 1.;, i. j! s.-.-k-hiuny, 


Btudieu law iu W .::. - Ik i r- . ,.nd at the age 



■niK nisToi;icA[. in.Tonn 



I. i:;.>ifr Th^y ii re M.i 



.m^' time, oount- 
lul yot wlu'U we 
nt iniulc in nil 



tareth' ; 


1 1 , ,,,,'■ .: , : ■ ' > ' ;,, 




■ : , ' , ■',,,■ 1 




defe.ii f.i:K. M: 


. \\ .;.,,, ,; .:' , ,; , , ,,■'.-■ ,^ !■, 






at ti„- ti,i,i, 111 II, e 


give v.-iiy to any 


pel-son who wonl'i repre-ent 


1- ' 




1,' !,:, i: , , .1,,; 


the princii-le 


for which he wa< con- 


-1 1 . ■■• , 




, , . , . ■,, , : ',■■> 


tencliug. Hou. 


Galusha A. Grow was 


V, , ■ , . . ; 




,': r ' ■ :"(i 


named l.v Mr 


. Wilniot a> an accept- 








able ,MiHi^-.;,. 








:," ::•' \ '. '. ], 


eleclul, ■• - 








'.,1 ,;.■ 


j.Klcr. ■ 


',,■,!:.'■■ : , , ■, i ■ , ! ■,, 








isr.T. II,', ■ 


■, ■ ■ I ■ ', , > ' " . ■-•,,1 


1. ,, ,,, ,, 


. II: 11, 1 , , 1 11 ■ , , 1 


:'., 1, u; 1 , , ,.> i.in, 


his ,..,• ; 










thelH.;' , 




eo-ily a 


material. 




brac-J ; . , 


' ^ , ■ , ,.pi,o^itio:i and 


Tl,e a. 


•t of brick-makiuy 


in this country 


beer.. • 


, , , 1, , , ■nhe wa^'dr- 


has adv 


'T-on"nf,.nr'''K 


rially within the 


featt.l i , V ; 


. , , . :. II «,■!■= claimed. 


i, ■;;; ; , 


,,,,,,, it,, 1 ,••! 1,:. .1 ;• 


.,11,, ,| .' ,; ., liiH 


thro'./:: ' 


: Ku'nvNothins?. 


t,. 




. . a I • , !■: - 


Uowa ,•■■,.•■„ 


, , i„ ■■'■:, ;,v appointment 


,:. - 


!,,.,,, ', I 




find;: ■ ;; i . . 


1 l-',l hewa- elect- 


i 1. , , 


•i ,,, :, , ' , . , , 


,',i a ■.,; .,1 up 


edto ■: ., 1 . . , 


.1 s ■, - ;. -.te to till a 


;i ,, 






vafaurj <■!. ', ,: 


1, ii,„ ~.l,riion of Gen. 






c;,,,,-; it w,is 


Simon >' ,.;i,, ■,:; 


1, ,■-,-.,.■■ ,.r,, Mt War under 


t , . , : ■; 




, •,,, depth of 


Presidrntl.ii.r , 


'•:, li. , .....1 two years in 






1 Ml.' two or 


the Senate ;"■• 


1 ,v ,, ,,.l.-d by Hon. 


t ' , ■ ■ 






Charles K. '; , 


,,' ;, i ,, ; lent Lincoln 


[, , 




, - m a circus rini^, 


appointed liiini 


1 1 •, , ;■ i',,nrt of Claims 






i,.i the proper con- 


which office I,. 


,',:., lime of hi^ 


., 




, moidiliiis in a 


death. :.t T,i- .■ 


.. ,■ 1 -''■^. 








At, , I, •■ !; 
I'enn-, . , 


;■, ■'.'■ ■; ■' ■■ ;'"■;' •;y^'y'' 


> 




, ,, 1 , ,a..-. and to 
a, ,,[1,1111.- ot 


ly'.^ 11. . 






' ., . 1 


.: . ■ ;;,,, laick- 


bj t!,., .,. 


' , , , ',,''. 1 ■ . ■ 






, .. San on North 


earlj l,i.,tury ol 


thesettl, mer.t mkI -ketch, s 






iijsau'o, wo could 


of the eminent 


mea who iiave resided there. 






•,a-ry much to the 






1,, 




In the Shick 


^hhinv Krin, for A,::;. 1.3 is 






■.V tlie clay may be 


concluded the ,- 


,,ri, - ,.f : ;,iii ■ ,' .iM'lesou 


VI-V.O-IM 


,• -U it; liL-d wher 


■I- it has lain for 


Huutimrtoi; L, 


1, ;,,, 1 , ,: . 1- , . ,,^ Mrs. 


coiintle 


s? ages, in sheets 1 


ike the leaves of a 


M. L. T. Hr.rii 


1' . , ',f the 


book. 


Two stout Huns 


spade it out and 


author to ei,!.-. 


• , •: ; , '".l^^" 


sh,)vel 




after which it is 



pain-t.a.i::^.,,a.U....a 
a monument to her 
than marble. 



THE lIlSTOniCAh 1;K( 



loriiicd 



bj 



lUA" ; ,, . : r :., ,,a ,1 track. 
li'i!. i I i I o;t' and dumped upon !\ 

s:iriil'- ! ;i.": t'j dry. It requires 
tlio work of two laborers to carry 
away the work or" one moulder. By this 
process 20,000 bricks are mouldi-d ouch 
dny when thi- ^f.ith.-r will -.r-,e tor drying; 
andthotini. i. i;; ; -. : ; • ■ i,.-Uve9n 



the cl; 



above 
iricks, 
■o over 
)n our 
fairly 



be-<idp^ tnosc who 
sections of i'-. , 
coinbi>s jiiid ill, I 
ford thej arc. m .! 

a son of J'lli, who 
1785, at the nai- of 
cut his way thrnut; 
and his l:ro'.li( r toi 
laud nil I- '• V ]: :' I 



whcrrtlK- pion-er si-.t; 
Holcoinbi. jiaine in Brri 
Tho U.iylestown /ii'. 
contains a paper on th( 
in Durham and Vicii.i 
Rntli at the Jnlv meeiii 
tj Historical Society, 
acronut i^; j.-ivi n of tlic- 
tion is I "\ lif ,.:: n 



1 diflrrr-nt 
300 liol- 
lu Hrad- 



Fmally there 
and they had 
! time. =o that 



fr.jm 



plettd, nail n- - - 
kiln and looL / 
saw tho who:, ., 
pretty nearly re J, : ■! 
tiuguished. It rc-i . 
coal to burn such:.:;. . 
sider the price of c, i 

than S2, the cost p'.'i ;,■ - : ,. 
great. The senior m..-mi.rr c 
old time bricklayer, who u 
handled the trowel here in 
and he takes pride in showini; 
over the yard whenever tliey 
give him a call. 

Uistorical Note 



' ' tire ex 


der of . 


: .,! Xo.'S 


coaii.Ti 


' v.e oon- 


pluuin; 


- :te- less 


wedge. 


1 ■■■' I'l.l is not 


JohtT-o 


t t;ie f.rm is an 


K. Hil;. 


fty >ears ago 


viUe. 


VVilkeS-Barre, 


The M, 


his old friends 


Coofi-; 


may clioose to 





two daufht. 
fo.-d. with 
settled in 
There were 



lOld 


of local ::uv.-.- ^.:, 




eratioii. 




The Doylestow: 


■ •■ i 


contains thepape 


•1 •"' 


read before l:;i- 


tiie 


Society .i; .1 


lUl- 


John r. i 




jecti^-i ■: 


with 


a mo-t ->• ,--i . 


and 


iuslocaiiy to jv 


rad- 


In 170'.) Anthr 


ork. 


used by ( H.i.li.ili ( 
In 17.-.-Mhere« 


.nty. 


intheWyomin-J 



•licer for Ann 
rican Arcria-o 
'.y.uuy Histo 



anply- 
ssfully 
: cabin 



Tllh. lIlSTOI:lCAl. HKCiJlUi 



I.DWAKI) 



ard K. Le Cleic was the eldest son of 
r. Le Clerc, whose family retsidtuce 
thv northeast curucr of Uuiou and 



Call' ■; 












- fiuota 


for the 


COIJi 












■ li.-. Th, 


eWilkes- 


B>iri'. 




- I • ;o 








liana 


at once 


Oflirc 


il 11 


~ remc 


■i- aU' 








l.e Clerc 


war, a 


iisii 


m~ to 


join 


t 






• r Uen. 


Scott. 


IIM 


d belli 




r. 


i ! 




■.:r,n of 


lieute 


nan 


t ID a ' 


eonii 








i-ied iu 


Cohi.i 


itji. 


1 County, ei 


Ite 


red 


t'i.e' :-eri 


rice and 


rartic 


li.Hl 


;ed m 


nea 


rly 


ev. 


■ry eiit;; 


i:.'ement 


from 


the 


takini: 


of \ 




a Ci 




he tiual 


H55aul 


It ou Chaj.i 


tiltapc-c 


at til 


e National Capi- 



tal. He returned with the soldiers when the 
war was over, but broken in health, and pos- 
eeesing but a delicate constitution, did not 
long survive the many hardships he had en- 
dured while in the service. Ue pos.-essed the 
true noetic geuais and had he lived tomatnrer 
vearo might ha\e shone more brightly in the 
galaxy of the true poets of WyoQjin^' Valley. 
As none save our older citizens ever saw 
the poem iu print we take pleasure in repro- 
ducing it: 



A M, 



By conscience or by k 

.^iid cantiously, i.assei 
Which Heemed fur scp 
blcio.]. 



of horror formed and 



rin-: iiisro/.-irAi. 1:1:1 



Falling,' ; 
Sjv.rc hi. 
k'«„ f,„ 



Ptii, w- 
Hisni 
Breath 



Mor^ I. 
Oh hoi 
To PH,' 

Thl' s:n' 

Th.--.-.: 

Turn' 
Of H- 
Call.- 
•T*iU 

■Tn;.- I 



earth 
ithou-l, 



K.ai.s of KiamesSloruin. 

Aiiniiiber of very curious Indian relic-: 
have jnst been uiienrtlieil in Wiiba-h Couuty, 
Iiid. They have been in po^se-^siou of iiieiii- 
bc-r? of the Miauii tribe of Indians, to wlioui 
alone their existence wa- known. Anuiu^ 
them is the cross worn by Fi-tnees Slocuin. 
the f,iiaon^ female captive, who. with 



a very 


few Olh'jr 


whites. 


escaped 


.-.live 


in the 


Wjon.in-: 


uiMssae 


e. The 


cross 


is ele% 




.,ne-hKll 


ii-.cbes 


loin' 


nnd ,— \ 


■ ■:■ iili'lie- 


wide, a 


ul i~ of 


solid 



■ otfl 


r of srjiiij hii 


- been 


■dal. 


Another mei 


al.cir- 




and one-halt 


inche> 


0' he 


111 by a Mia 


ni. A 


wk.w 


ith the words 


■Peace 


A. • 


;u:Usou, I'ri 


sident. 


on 


one side, wh 


lo two 


an-.e 


it the rever.-i 


. The 




-real vener-it 


on by 




,e.i ."iriositj 


by the 




i.i.h.ce the re 


a men 



i;:.,H N, ,,.,. i..'- ill ^Vilk,■.^-l;.rl■.■. 14, l^V\. wlmi '-C'^" imck-, Ijauc A. I'hai.- 

^\, ,.,,;,, ;; , l:ta)i:u iiKule up from m:in. IwMiiie proiirittor. On retiriiii;, Mr. 

(1,,. w . ;, , . . .i.i.'r of l^U elicitc'Juii Miner tlius wrote to the pntioiis of the 

n.t.i. , I : ; .MQ Jiuk'e Chsipmon. of C.7.".'»,>r.- 

Mi.nli.. ■.!,..:::. 1 in the I ml.-p,'.ul.-itl l:,'- '• I !;,■ h.-u-iniiiuu- of li,.-w..,-k 1 ,li-,".- .1 ..f t|.,. 

I,,./,',. .... :mi,1 r.:pi.a into the riKcoliu. Win. ...... i l. ^ ' . . I - I 1. . . .■ 'A i^k. -;■,•. f... 

P. Jlme.-, i;-i-. of \Vilkf^-B,-\rro, tht-n iul- |" i' " " ■■ " ']:'■- 

dre^M-iUh.- fdll.nvin- letter to the /«.'..;...«<'- '; ' ' ,' ,^ ■, ,, , ' ' ;', 

p'rodue'iii-: ''■''■- \- :'':;■ ,',.,:,": :„;i;„,:,:' ,,, ',:i.'.;-...'-.v,.!i 

1. i',',/i'r..<i. of .liil\- •.'11. on "Note:! Irom ail Old ' ,: ":,r..ii .,'iHl'"r..M^.'...| I'-un '-.■.i -C-.il 

Kewspnpir!-,-' that .\-her Miner established ;.;,.,.\.,,nii.,m. Uonnd t., v,,,, til'l l'l,^ h'.:i.i is'u's 

the V.I r.., ..i-CV.e,i^/ F,;l, i-,i!,^' ou the first rol.l «> the eh»ls of the Viilley. 

Moiidrtj i.i .Fami.irv. LS'il. lu Number Chaki.ks Minhk. 

Xl.lV.. i.f thr ( letobrr f.iP.. v. Id-.:, the word June ti, 1S17, Pitliiek Heplniru joined .Mr. 



il •-'«. CI 



.Mr. Miner, not .^latistied with life in the 
ty. left tlje 7'/'i'p.-l/-it')(>-«(,i. mid decliniu!; 
uolfer from Mr. Bron.-oii, of an iuter-.^t iu 



: i., V '..-r Mi!,cr in I-mU.'- v-e-l frnin J'hilade!| 

../-' =nceeeded th= W ilUe-^ Harre f,7/„y,. U.x-ortl. whi- 

med by Thomas Wright, and full^- alone until 18'2 

y his second son, Jo-iah. wlio lowing notice appeal 



fa%u. ..' : . t- '...'..■ ■■ ■■!; :. -";,.., ^ 

h':':";'..'..:' "■ -Vil^^-al^d^tileu^Vi 
ou - 1 . . . . : ' ■ 

Ih ■ ■ 1. tv.eeD the Wriclits a 

the.M.'..- I !■-; 1. ,,. been amicablv seltli 
a? .^-her Miner married Miiry. th" oi 
danaht. r of Thomas Wriuht. the piopriet 
and Chailes married Letuia. oul.\ Ai.w^li 
of Jo-iah. publisher of ih.- (.••':.''^■. and 



uiaiiiee 


1 sole proprietor of the /"..>(V, io'.>/ 


. , . ,. 'i.. 'V conliihiice well Maeed. 


until F 


ruiay. May Vi. l>^l)0. wrien it passed 


^,: , ...... /,■.■...„•</ is still pn'..lisl..ed 


into the charpe ot Sidney Tracy and .Steuben 
Butler. Mr. Miner V. rote: 


; ■, ; ; : • under the inana:,'emtiit of 

tia -..:.-.;i :.::■. l%vans. M. 


yo'i:: . ■ 


t - 11 -■'.^•.^ and applieatk.n i.r the 
... -u-^-i-.d 111-, arp a pi..,l..v. 


Wili.cs-lJarre, Xug. o. 18Sli. 




..^ pan-rwill be in.pn.v.i 




nn.i. : 




Death of L. M'. stewitrt. 


.M : . 


i ,. '■■■■'■ s,pr,2, 1^10, .\I.-. Butler 


'Daily i{..ei.nl. .\iiu'i,,-t -Jo. | 


rel.'i' ■ 


. ■ ^.. ;... :.. ■: H.vrweek-. 


.\bout ."j-fiU ptn.. Aii:.'ii-t I'.i. I.ee W . 


l>t. 


'■.:'..;. - -.va^ published 


Stewart died at his re^iihiu-e in Sh;r-k-l,inny, 


for ,. 


;.. .; i . ;. .. :...! Th,- i:l.tr,in- 


a-ed about 05 ye.irs. Ke uas a -on n: I.a,:- 


a. ..' / 


. ' .' ■ . ..ivfa^ pul.ii.hed 


arus Stewart, a -reat-i;raiid-oii .,i l.az.i.-us 


by W 


' ■;. .. - . . .;, ':-•. ..!..-.uhad 


Stewart, a nati\e of Sootluid who caiii? tu 


be.li 


■ - •' ■ ■ ...f, and 


this country and settled in l„iiioa-ter county 


th. ;■ . 


■ > . .. ■ .' 1 .... '- ui the 


in 1720. Capt. i.azarus Stewart. Lee's 


fM..i;\ 


..r 1 :-. .\i ;i;. • . i'. i '. . n !i ■. master 


yrand-faiher, lived on the flats just below 


and th. 


■ bi.;.s t!it-r,- had been coiitiat-nce and 


Wilkfs-iiurre in a bl.ick house and waskiUvd 


re=;.. et 


,. irciprocal and sincere, whit^h la^ted 


atlhe head of liis company in tlie Wyou'in.' 


thruuj,- 


h life. 


massacre. f.ee Stewart liv.-d in Wilkes- 


■I.an. 


•:.'. 1S13. Mr. Hatlrr retired, and Mr. 


Barre up to within about -Jn years as-o wiien 


Miner 


euutiuuedthe ri'l'licatiou nutilJnne 


lie moved down to Shickshinny. He s;:l..-e- 



■J hi: nisTonicAi. uki/oi;. 



-Williams.— In Piltstou, Sept. 
2. by R<-v. D. C. (lliiisleaJ, Thomas Benocliot 
and .Mi-i \mi;'. J,. W illiiin?. botliof Pittston. 
Ciij-,;: .11-. \: ^ . .. — 111 Biuyhamton, 
Auf,'. :.l. i . 1 - ' '■• Quounell, J. E. 
C'heiiil'. , ", 1 I I u. and Mi?s Jennie 
ka-Mu-. . ■ ■ - : . N. Y. 



to L'L- ii;:!du m U;mover 



>!<.«• Ill T.ii.p «iiK ^■a.le Colonel. 

A l',..M'l. nr ; .i.l-nt of the Scran- 
ton /; . , , .. ,!-ly Dr. HoUis- 
t'-T, I ; . , 1 i>ant reininis- 

ctiiC! ,n \\ !■ 1- .■ .1 ■, : ■. ■-':! : 

Ju,~t totly ytnr- :ii;o lr,i lr:iip was made 
colonel. At this time Lewis S. Watres, a 
large lumber dealer and a jaslice of the 
peace, lived in the sunny nook on the Lack- 
awanna, kiio'.vn " A' •■■•.n- N'craou then, but 
now called W:' ■, . i :,!.ir and thrifty 
citizen, a ;:• . ' of hospitality 

and fun, ii'i.l i " • ,., : ■ .iics. For many 
years li>^;:, • ■, . -ton the moun- 

tain ,'! .1 - . : ; . ::- into lumber 

wIirIi -• I 1 ;.'i-' company of 

Kew "' ■ !■ '.I thousand. now 

won'i^' i. I; ■-,■,^^: -d a single house 
besicii- his own made up tiit placf. 

In the spring of tliat year Mr. Watres re- 
ceived from Harrisburs a commission as 
colonel for Ira Tripp. At this time the only 
colonel livini; in the upper end of l.uzerne 
was Colonel Darte of Carbondale. Tlie coin- 
mission was sent to Watres as he was the only 
pi-oniinent man in Bh^kely township, and 
bc-siil; t'.i- ■:; -.t: ; ■■* 'li - --■■j.TL-tion that the 
titli V - ;,,, I : . Misdrove down 

til.' ^ 'i , ■ ' 1 , ■ . ' i !■ the document, 
in r, ii • : , ■ ;n the spriiic;of 



;n the county 
.ibondale, con- 
vu but by fe v. 



A hand.some memorial volnme 
published at Harrisbura, bearing 
niK Ii..\*M\N l->^;n,v. A H;-t,.ricHl 

I,;,iri-.l \.,V-~. V- '•■■.- 1-. S.r,. Ho 



Dora K. 

Klixi ■ 
2, Geo,.- 
Kmina ^ 

KOAJ- 

Rev. A. ( 

Tyrrell h 

Stbovs 



■hillipsburg, N. J., 



• r distribution 
and comprises 



■ Thomas— Ellis— In Wilkes-Barre, Sept. 3, 
by Alderman Wesley Johnson, Daniel 
Thomas and ;uiss Jane Ellis both of Kings- 
ton. 

Trvmbowki!— RicHAKT— In ■\^■est Pittston, 
Sept. 8, by Kev. D. Stroud, Charles Trum- 
bower and Miss Jessie Richarl both of West 

Pittston. 

KKATHS 

Cole. — In Shiekshiny, -\ug. 09, Samuel 
Cole, aged 84 years. 

DuiFV.— In Pittston, .^ul'. 31, Patrick 
Duffy, aced tU years. 

GiLLKsi-it— In Port Griffith, Sept. 6, 
Patrick (iilh-spie, aced 4« years. 

Hakvkv.— In Bear Creik, Amanda Laninjj, 
wife of V,"il!iai;i .!. ilnrvey. 

Lli.uhin. i: 1 ,!i-ton, Sept. 3, John 
R. Llev, ,, - !-,..,rs. 

McD . 1 loD, Sept. 2, John 

MeDov....i:, :-■■:[ r. ..,.rs. 

McCoy.- At liriitoii, Aug. 123, Daniel Mc- 
Coy, aged abont 70 years. 

.Mor;AN.-At Freeland, Sept. 1, Thomas, 
sonof J'.l.j M,H,,i,. ;:,-<d 11 years. 

( lA ;■,-.- li; ;■' ;:-.:). Se'.>t.t3, Uannorah, 
V. ■. . t .- . . , ^ ,. : :;,.ur,3 years. 

I'l ; s ill. .Vug. 'J'j, John W. 

' l;i.i , ui^,,.-;— lu iiotajoy Brook, Sept. 6, 
Mrs. Ann Kobirt^ou, aged 77 years. 

Shales.— In Wilkes-Barre. Sept. ;>, Nathan, 
son of I,ewis S. Shales, aged 8 years and 7 
months. 

Shivelv.— In Scranton, Sept. 4, Sylvester 
Shively, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, aged 51 
years. 

WiTMiN.— In Hauovt-r Township, Sept. 4, 
Mrs.S.ii. ..1 >. ;■■ .1 , ri:-eat;3 years. 

Wan i I til, Aug. 25, Wesley 

G. Wsi- :.,.■■;;' . .,;s. 

Wilii-: . '.-'1 ;<.c, Aug. 30, Margaret 
wife of Joni: D. W ulu.uis, aged 4t; years. 



rhe Historical Piecord 

A MONTI ILY PUIUJCATION 

DEVOTKU }'liINXir.\Lr.V TO 

:)e Barl^ Ibistor^ of lim^^OfuiuG li^aUc^ 

AND CONTIGUOUS TICRRITORY 
wirii 

NOTES AND QUERIES 

B I OG ;; A !'l U C A L, A N T I U r.\ K 1 A X . G !.N- KAI.OG 1 C A I, 



EDITED 15V F. C. JOHNSON, M. D. 



Vol. l] OCTOL'LK ]8C6 [No. 2 



Wn.KFS-RARRn. PA. 
MUCCCI.XXWI 



The Historical Record ) 

CuiupUcd from the Wilkes-Barre Record \ 

; _^. % 

bUP..SCKIFTiOX : % 

$1.50 Per Year, in Advance, Single Copies FiRccu Ccnt;-s. J 

Address all Commv.uications to I 

THE RECORD. 1 



V\n LK ES-l^ A R R E,PA 
Vol. I. 0CT0J5ER. 1SS6. No. 



ij 

r.„e Contents % 

17 The Fr.milv of Capt. Lazarus Stovp.rt W. H. Yy.^\. M.D. | 

iS Clcveland-Folsom Genca!o^.'^■ ^V. H, L.;i r, M.D. | 

1 S De.ith of Mrs. Antlri;v.- R,aub X 

19 Uenlh of Thomas W. Robir.5on I 

20 Stephen I'.ru!.- '>\' H. i,.;l t, ..!.n. | 

21 Poctiyof Wyoming V.iUey -i 

22 Pennsylvania vs Connecticut .Hon. blKVr.LN |i.Nki.,~. .. 

23 Basset't Familv Kc- U n ion I 

23 The Redemptioners '-'• II- i^- I'l.l .Mr,. | 

24 Indian Paint Stones s 

24 Tlie Piumb FainiK- | 

25 Proceedings \Vyo:ain- Historical S^.ciety | 

26 Luzerne Countv Cenlenni.il J 

28 Remini.scencesof WilUcs-Parre Rkv. Bc^Tvacr; H.UV! KV ^ 

29 A Historic Apple Tree \ 

29 1 Jeath of Anthonv Cood | 

30 Frf.nccs Skcum's Relics | 

31 Tc.\t-Books of the Old Acn.deinv J 

32 Meaning- of Susquehanna 1 

32 SheepRaisin- -- \ 

32 An Old War Son- % 

33 Sam \V right..... ^._ | 

34 Certennial of I.'.uerpe iJo,.i,:y | 

35 Lii;;crne Countv Post Oirites - | 

36 A Supposed Meteorite % 

^6 An H^itoric Lo^; Chap^i 3 

37 Another Snlli\ an Expedition Io:;;nai 1 

\v, When j;cnvic:< was Founded Hux. S rturrx Jenkim- \ 

39 The Old Holienback House - ■ ■ • \ 

39 The Old Wiikes-narre Acaaei.!> J 

40 Rev. Dr. Chas. D. Cooper \ 

40 ISookXoticcs \ 



■'■ Sc-oTCM, Ii:isu AND Oeiiman, ^^ COCXTy.I'A., 



)jv \v;li..;a>' hyvahy r.Gu;. n. i)., \i. a.. 

llr.rritibtiiL;, Ijmui.- ii. H!>rt, PriuU-r tnct Ilimler 

IStW. Pp. '■•iO Oct.iv". 
li.dcxed in tli.'t,-iil. Tlio resmlt of 15 yuarb con- 



seientiou-v iiiul luborious reswircli. 
Pru-e S5, ..■lotli l)0HD<1, k'iU top, unnut edgp. 
apipe L-rin hu l..'i.l of thu author. )jj ETiilLY C. RI,.\.CKM» S. 



rr JSrOUY uf I'.ASOVEH rOWNSlUV, Ci.axto,-,-, ISM.MsvN /!ii> HArni.Fi;(aEK, 

LUZERNK COUNTY, PKN.N'A., Phikaolphia. Ifi73. 

TlioKgh ont t)t print a tow copies of this taIh. 

able work, v.li!oli the RrcoRi) does not he.itate 

to proiiount-e OQO of tho moot vdlnablo contri- 

butioijt to tha \,W...n of "OM WjOmJDg," ar* 

IIE.NF.Y BLACKMAN PLUMll, Btill obtainub).? ot tne aathor, at hrt homo in 

nob.. B..,., p'X'J^^e.^^.ro, P«., I..5. ^^^ ' ^"^ 

Octavo, Pp. fiOO. Price «,.'iO, Pvacf J3 ia c'.oth. 84 iiillcather. 



HISTOKY OF WVOM)N(i V ^L! .EY, 



yUE MAGAZIXE OF AMEIilCAX TJ ISrOPdCAL ilAGAZIXK blXDEKY. 
■^ JIl^rORY. J'^ 

MOXTnLY, n LVSTTl.VTKD, fIVE BOI.LAKS A YF.lK. OLD HISXOiilCAL M.A&AZINF.8. 

KDITED BY MRB. MAP.THA J. LA.MB, KECOUDS. 

.fO LAyAY.:TTE ^I^^J;- ^^^ KOKEIGN AND AJiERlCAN PCELJCATIONd, 

ItdOAlswith ('.■■IJ ll.'M. :.i }■" \ , ri .ai ilif. BOO'D IN A MAS.NER EflT.UBi-E fOK TSLY. 

tory, from ;)•: : - ■ 'r •:•,.] '. • '.'•■ 

ItBContribnm J • . ■: ri 



; ,■ ■ - .. ■;,,,,.• siME, v.TTH rh'ctr Er.ots i.n- 

! , ! r-'.'i,';."i fALP, IJUS.SiA. IMORROCCO A.SD IJBSAKY. 

n^'rM^'^f n.l ' .'-1 ri' t'i I 1,^ ■■!..-' !• an'U'-r't witli £ui5h to corrtPt-onil. with 

giith.rLa i...io iK.uar-,;m..!y bouua"v,',i,;mcj, form GILT EDGES OB GILT TOPS, MAR.BLE 
?h;:coi^m;;^^ ""^""^ """''' '" "■'" '"'""■' *" XOPS. KED TOi'S, SPKI^KLED ioP«. 

" All pa„...^ eiaciinert caroftilly. 

TTlSiOKY Oy ■:!E LACKA WAXXA ,-„,.f„i ^^^^.tion ^iren to th. rt^toring of old 
-^ "* lvlL/,£V. EDcradni:-;. llai-. Drr.'ts end Pft!;«i of 



Uv H. nOLiaSTEH, M. O., 

WTTH r;0 ILLLSIBATIO.S.S.— 



EapraTint;';, jlaj', Drr.fts End Pftgrti of 
rce.di::g ii;:.f,e.- v.ia',h may huvo 

become torn. 
licationa of the pret>eiit daj neatly and 



l-'ift>i Editiou, P.tn'ifii'd aad EclariTid. tabht.>ntially boacd. 

PB'NT«'D BY General lilaok Btx>!: Manof.ic;r.r£T. 

Binder f.,r Wyoinin:? HiftoricaJ S.x^ief 
J. B. LIPPi-.NC-OXT CO.MPA.N'Y, Ccrro-.poDaence 8o!:cited. 

PHlLAD.KLVajA, Ibo.j. 



l'a;:es .".4S, Oct.ivo, P.-ic.-> $- 



J. H". liAEDEIi, 
INI- ti .MAKKE-r ^fBEET, 



pf-riotl proceeding its betllen;eot to \ 

: times. Includiiiij thu aoiisda and | 

OBHiphy of eiich township, ? 

with maps and iimr:eroii3 .[ 

illnetrations. 1 



5thor ot Scr.utoD, Pa. WlLK>.s-BiIi 



Ubc Ibistorical Wccovb 



Vol. I. 



0C0TI51-:R, 1 886. 



No. 2. 



Tho !■ iimily of Capt. Lazarus .>■ 
rCoiiti ibntod b.v Dr. W. II. Efile. Ha 
111 tlie lUx'onu's notice of ihe cl. 



W. Stewart, > 
"ho WHS a .■< 
;;riniJson of 
liind, who o I 

illL.-.IU- ^1,! 

"C;i|.;. i 

flLthM.- , . 

thMi: - .. 



us: removed witii liis broihcr to 

t itl; m. and removed to Norlli Car- 

Slfwart, pU1c.=;t son of Lazarus 
d. April 8, 1777, iu UanoverTown- 
kvi'^Ut Co., nged about Oo jears. 

, I'nince? , d. November 10, 

li.ir elilidreu were as follows: 

-.11, u.^: iji, Dorcas Hopkins. 



toprr:ii. . ii._' coutnbuuoii.-: 

La.' ■ , - . the first emigrant, 

caiiMv. : , from the north of Ire- 

he setlled'on'a t:v..';l ol" I.:. ! ''■•-'■■."[.■ V.,, 
Swahatawro Creek," in ;•. . ■ . .i 

Township, Lancaster i ... iv,;;, : .. ii , •■[ 
two Kedemptioners. \w ; - " 

paid by him, he built v, ■ 
two years foUowinu' :. ' ■ ■ ' i . 

cleared twenty odd acr. 

planted an orchard. H .;;i .i -;.-■; 1 , i i. 
His farm was a lone time in Ui>iHilt-. u\wij„' 
to the fact that tlie warrant never having; 
been issued, his sou Lazarus took out a war- 
rant for the same laud. .After tho death of 
the first I,i7:irn~' wif.-, n -mt wa.s brought 



by Williii!, ,s:. ..■,i 


'. ■ !' ■ -nu'of Jo"hn 


Stew.ir;. : ; 


. . .:• share iu his 


graudi 


■ tnbution was 


made ir; r. -.., .1 


,. this that we 


have the f.j;;i, - ■ 


■ . ■:•• record here 


Kiven. Mr. \\ ■ 


il.i'.t the first 


LazarKS Steu ,m ., 


; ri>, i:ol„-r( and 


Al,:.„n,Jrr. C.u: 1 . : 




son of the former. Ace 


■ordii, •toinyamhori- 


ty, which is the ori^'inal records iu the set- 


th^meut of the estate. 


his children were as 


follows: 





^■'> : i^. Ml -M, 3d and Cth as 

t daughter of Laz- 

:.-.::■'■.;< ;i : led James Stewart, 
■r, a co;i-iii or second cousin. 
Iren were: 
.'-■.■ b. about 173;3; m. and left i.ssue. 

us: b. about 17^4; the "Paxtang 
-'apt. Laz-arus Stewart: m. .Martha 

.'.«.• b. about 1737; m. PrisciUa 



tie utormation 
1 tro.u Hon. 
!l,e ••.\nn.-ils of 
3r to his death, 

I know about 
~. Ke.-^oeeiinc- 
■ue." The date 



Ir.-ti were Mo 



County about the 



L!l. f.'llU 

.:.,•... My fa 
c, u.urried Jai 



.l/'MV, who 

;v. Manna- 
art's widow 



■/■///•; ///s'v. 



Hannah, tin 
know. 

"Maky Si- 
Mr. Gray \vk 



UMi'diiieiuhuLorof 


fCCll 


dcd fl 


ul. 


'{'•i), 


BOll ol 


n:.'inicd AIcxaiuliT 






iwtre iri7/.',/,», wiio 


man 


r'ic!l '''^ 


V.wl.od. miiiiarrica; 


froii 


1 l.ni.. 


Ji. \Vilson: /.7(,('- 


'■arc 


t lli:. 


is .Mac'artuoy; Mar- 


Tli.a 




.,arnf<l. 


111. A 


.nut; N 


■.;.rc-y Ch>ii...K-in, 


isr^lK 




'..ilk at Jill L^ily 


l'. . 


,l)M,.' . 


- to tnioo him 


//. 


i:.r. 


.1. .,, ono iKimo.l 


Hi 


. M,n 


inc other I do not 


v' 


iUrl,. 


Uv. Andrew Gray. 
\nn.ty Down, ]ro- 


Y.," 

Frar 


M.n'.' 


u-. in, 1-;;;.. Ho 


daiit 


mil. 


.. ;.. ■■'. ■ ■! lii^'.nnd 




, Wlin, 


1. He 


i-i'.' 


M.,: . 


. .., U'e^t- 


vii 


: ].,„ , 



'id was 
- Jack; 
Kobert 



'.ra3-_ Gillespie. 
Ji>->j|ih Avery 



V. Ere 
'vViUi.' 



as P. Hastings. 
.\ni.e Thomas. 
Ill ]■:. Ilojt. 



Yeoman. 

iV. iiVs,' FJiutbrth: b. June 
unmarried. 

Both the President and his w 
scendants of a long line of clertjy 
Presbyterian faith. 



11. Nerval B. Bacon. 

led withoDt issne. 

u. Hon. Lucien T. 



A Gie:it-<lreat Graiidniotlier Dead. 

Nearly a century ago, or to he more exact, 
on the li"»th daj of May, ITLil, there was 
born in Greenwich. N. .1., .Moriah Arnold. 
The child crew to womanhood, married An- 



Thp rievela 

lu Dr. E-le's 
Harrishurt; T,-!,., 
of President Ch:-. 
his spouse. It is 



; te'JfJU, who ui. 
re are ^eTer■.ll desceud- 
- and DiUeis-resuimg 

ley. 

. -tern New York papers 
; ■ i-tina the Grays. Rath- 
>'.iwart. Thei all have 
there now. but I could 
itr about .Josiah Stewait'.s 

alrc.-.dy too lentlthy cora- 
; I shall be very u'''id lo ve- 
il relatim,' to this family of 
\Vit.i.iiii H. Eonii. 



I this 



dinyh'er, .Mrs. Aoii 
Boronch. 

"Aunt Moriah" 



aad pi. II 
UyominL: 
John rtlii 



.. ..'... -■ i::"ed from 
i:,'. !■< at the home of her 
-on Church, in Luzerne 



\ in Itfli; to 
"father of 


visit 
the 


Ins 1 


tllend, 
Jacob 


as aNo from the same .Jersev 
\ Mr. Saubwaswouttotell 
r afterwards about that vi^it, 
i; the C(,M summer of IbltJ — 
■ry mo-iti liul its fru-t. He 



rmc iii.sTonicAf. RKixntn. 



nt.\s()N-s nK.ATii. 



trusted 


to 


n. 


I'.dirt 


their g 








fiiu.llv 


can 


I'e 


thp 


tiokis w. 


'Mni 




ihcii 


Kotui 


t|.-! 


■•7' 




Mr. K„i 








tl.is 1.. 








thof.n!. 








Kii.i..-l,. 


■; 1 






his- 








inl«r' 








Raul-' 








the-ii:: 








(O thf 1 








Chur.;, 


l'' 






theiuir 








Raub h 


M'd 




I . , 1 



who lovingly ;i' i i . 

every want. A ; ■ ■ , • .: 

made a mi? -i- ; •, i 

bedroom flo. >! ' . 

the hip. as a r - :■ ■ • 

bed and ucvir I : : ;: 

rapid. A.=! hi-r '. .';ly I . ., ; ;■■,'. 

her mind \t>< ii- v..:.: > ,i !.:i;'i i >. 

The fun«hiiie gave way to nieinal 

torpor and the once active mem- 

orj' became almost ;i blank. 

Thus she sank peacefully and pamlc:-.?ly 

into her iast sleep of earth. During life .=he 

was warmly attached to the Pie.-liyterian 

Charch, of which she was a ccimmniiicaut. 

and in the coijsolatinii of it-, doctrine slie 

pa.ssed from e ^fh v,i'' ■ -; i nir.nniir. 

Her survivi- .• 'I'l' Nancy, wife 

of James .A.th. I ■ ■ , ' ' ■' , I'l.; .Mr.s. Siir- 
renda Matlur-, 1. . . .'wi.irew Raub, 
Dallas; Samuel K;.:.:-. I,;.,- ::u-: -Mrs. Martha 
Bonham, Luzerne: Mr,^. .Mary Honbam. Klk- 
land, Tioga County; Mrs. .\ddison Chnrch, 
Luzerne. 

Mrs. Andrew Raub, was buried on 
Friday afternoon from the residence of 
her grandson, Addison Church, in Lu7.;-ru6 
Boroutih. Services were held at the house 
at3pm.,T!£v.. 11. H. \\(l\sr,„d K. H i;- ud 
Snowil. Ii - ;.;:'-. A ;; .::■.■-■■• : ■ i: ;i 



The t;:--- ■ - ■. :■:-.■ ■ 




verv l,>r/. , ; i i ; '-j •■ r,.--, ■, , • r .rr. ■. ^ 




followrd ll..- ,>ln:..n.^ U, .i-,..,r i.,-1 r.-I.l..' 


tiie i 


place in Forty K.irt Cemetery. Brief ser- 


Wilke 


vices were al-o held at ttie grave. The fol- 


ond • 


lowing, all of whom are grandsons of the 


daugl 


deceased, ai-ttd as r^all bearers: J. W. Bon- 


his M- 


ham, W. S. Bonham, fJdgar K. Raul), 


H.' ■, 


Thomas R. Atherton, Andrew R. Matliers 


I" 


and Andrew G. Raub. 




In 1707 tliTTr'st" d^rT-hTeU rang in a 


V'' '' ' 


Moravian cliurch at Wyali;^:.,-. 


,,,'■" 


In 1770 the first hmise built in I'itl-'ton. a 




'og budding, w;is erected by ZebiUon Marcy. 


aiM! i: 



ile 


aw:.": Vr„ 


in 


ol,l 


,,.;,; 


I)iarl.>rn 


ten 


tered at G 


overnu 


lent pi 


-ice, Sl.2.5 


:' 


Wl 


.di: 


''' 


Civer. 


where he 



20 



to (lie SrluiylkiU nt Kcaain<;. and tlicnce 
down to l'liiladel|ihi:i. Tliec-t Union boats 
were only of iilioul twenty or twenty-ilve 
tons capacity, imd tlip coal was delivered to 
Jordan i: Urull,er, alter u liieti llie boat 
broiifxtit ;■ ritiirn fiei;-lit of groceries to »tir. 

U0llel;hi< ■. - -\..,. . 

AlLi : ,,!,,. ., ^njoiirn liere lie asjain 
left tiM 1',: \.i -nnit; this time to St. 

],oui-, I'll • , lorn d to return on ae- 



ry//;,' jusTomcAL imronn. 

STl.l'Il I 
Tlie lirsl Wliiti- .11 



In liis department of \otPs an,r Q, 



and uj ;i../u...;u. A. o..i i.i.ic : 
placaof cutertainmeut on ihe -jutt 
of Public Square, wliich was a fa 
sort and lieadquarter.^ of the far:;, 
cletonian Society, coir.j. &-'.-.! "i v i 
of that day of ftstive ..i..'; ' ! 

For Ine last ten ,•: , 



served as tipstalf in t 


III , 1 .■ -i' , 1. ■•■ 


niso as tyivr ar.d kti 




oftheten-.i.lefori:.e 


\:ii . ' :..i- . 


Of this latter duty ht 




of yearsairoby leas., 




but. th.o loa^'i. kiuui 


\ .•,".: . : ■ -- 


Hi. .such while ai.ii: , 




He was one of f . -: 




F. and A.M. \lr^..: 




Holy Royal A;. , . 




Veutr.i,,--.....; -■ , ■ 


\.. 1-,, >■: ;.;i;^..; 


plar, ;■■ il ■ III!. : 


. in'cre^t i'l tl.e 7, 


Frevn. -1 .. > • 


,1, the blue lodge 


then^..; !. 


iwtherhood with 


hev: ■ - . . . 




Thi IN,; ; ■ 1- 


; 1 \ .■.-■.;■ 1 . 1 . , ■ » 







it old 
.tiiins 
i.-iing 



that section. 

"Stephen llrule, whose eulogy of the coan- 
try of the Neutrals, led Father de la Koche 
DaiUou, to xisit them, had, we nnist inf._r, 
already been in that part of the eoiuitry, 
and been struck by its advantayes. 
He came over at a very early "age 
and was employed by Chauiplain from 
about 1010 and perhaps earlier. He 
was one of the tirst explorers, i.roceedini,' to 
the Ihu-ou euui.try i,d ae.,n„,:u' their lan- 



coufederacy known later as the Andastes, 
(lb. p. S.'i) to secure their co-operation 
against the enemy. 

HeCrOS. il !;,il,, I ;k,. 1 I;,-; ;;,, ;,;., .., :,,|y 

to the S\:-',',i ■.:',,...■. .-I ; ' • ,| i;,,- 

quoispari', ' :.■■ , : . . ■, , . ^.,< 



in hi . || :: •, . I - : ::. .- 

son t!i:.t v.ol .■•;.;! n.':- :■■;■.::: i .^ - ■4. 
within that graii.l h.-av. I;, ;.-nn.:-. ii...' iaiiM- 
ed by mortal hand. Besides the so'i and 
daughter of his tirst wife he leaves four 
sons and one daii£;liter, wife of Marcus Smith 
of this city. His second squ, Georu'e S. 
Robinson, is a distim;uished member of the 
theatrical professioji. 

In 1S20 coal to the amount of 800 tons 
was mined in tlie Wjominj Valley. 

In 1822 St. Stephen's Kpiscopal church, 
Wilkes-Barre, was comideted. 



the body. He was far from being an 
exemplary cliaracier, but wore an Agnu,^ 
Dei, and 'Alien the Indians went to tear this 

fi.;':'; :.'■■'• ill- threatened them with the 



Tin: lusronicM. i:i:ri)i!i>. 



iiud MnliK. : :, :- •, -■: 1 .1,. :< .:■ 1 , 

ei.licn-V ('!.,, ii;|. I.U.I I'.Jl'. pj.. i:w im, i.;i;, 
p. Lir.: Sudani, lli-tum- dn C.-.!..,i!:i [.. -iir,.) 
Hofouua Cliaiiip'.iin in Ids. aud 1:1... 1,- 
his repoit to l.im. ]t \va« aM'.ii-, i.tl\ i^i. Il,i~ 
relurii uiHrcli timt tie p:i-.-i-d throii^'ri ili,. 
territory of the Neuter-, as it woiild l^e In- 
eafesi course. We fii;d him in yuebee in 
lOaj, when he v.a-^ -oiii lu riuet rind hriiiL; 

down tl..;T, ;.,.;:. ,■,,■: ::..- t,. 1: ,d^. He re 

turned ^ ;::, :• ., : . . ry di-.-ohUe 

life an,.., : i; , ',. . .^ ijard euin- 

plained .. !...,,. I . ; I. in lij:Ji. p. 

81. Ul„-nUn.k I...;, ijii.-b. . 1,.- v.-ent over 
to the Eiit:li.-li, ami v.. I- .-lilt lip t<i the 
Hurous ill their intere-t m li'''.'-'. n.-twiih- 
Btandinc the bitter repro.aelie- 01 Chainpl.-.iii. 
(lb. 1032, p. -Ml.) Sa-arJ, writ- 
ing ill lOoG, state- that provoked 
at his couduet the Ilurons put him 
to death and devoured him. Sa^'aid, 
Histoiredn Canada, p. -lijr,. J., jenne Kela- 
tion 1633, p. 34. The laf. i- i .. ■ . ;i. : i.en- 
tioned by the Jesuit's, i, • : ; i. of 
Father Brebeuf (lielac-i. 1 , ; ■ - .. it 
would seem tliat he met l.i .If ii .i ::. v.^ry 
town, Toanehain, wheiife tatiier de la 
Koehe wrote. It was about a mile trom 
Thunder Hay. — (Laverdiere's Chamiilaiii 
1619, p.;37. ) 

Such w:^ t!' f:iti' "f the man who whs the 
first tor:.. ; I .• Dntarioto Ihe Sus- 

qnehai" , : ^ ■ ii the villages of the 

Iroijuo'.. !,;_.: . Mtral territory to the 
shores of J-, :.^ iiu:"!:." 

Poetry <.t Wyolniill; Viill^y. 

John S. McGroarty. of this city, has re- 
cently published a haud-ome little vohime of 
118 pages on The Poet> and I'oetry ot W yo- 
uiing Valley. It is dedicated to the eom- 
piler's colleaene on the Suiulrt,/ J.Piulcr. 
Mr. C. P.eli. .loiin^on. .\ ■ th.- pr.-f.uV - .;-. 

thoboni. i- ii ,' '■. . .■ .:;■ ti.i,.^'- - ,!!; '. . .-.r 

tho pi, t. ' \ ; ... ■ •\ . .. ■ . .:. .. 



u.l-irh to .k pi;!'-.- . 
.\ i'i.i.k.e So:,.- ■ 


.nly seven years 
n.who ,n 181--;, 
the Doctor; of 
'.1 wrote an Ad 
liarles .\loweiy, 
in l.siu. .More 


■tlufUi-ned ^ide ol 

,.-.1 d e-lit.r,-;-!-- 


; i. rave sons ai.d" 
i.ih W ri-l.t who 


i : . • \ I ; ■ . . 1 ; " . 


■... ...'. from 




: i.Mianof 
! . i:u re ;■•«/- 


, '"..■ '.' '•,.■' -.'; 


! :.:'. blind 



rhu- 



Miner, became the liiitoiiD of TiiKTiMKSof 
to-day. (.)f the writers recently deceased are 
Dr. Harrison \Vrif,'nt, Lizzie Gordon, 
(daughter of the lato historical writer. 
James A. Gordon, Esq ,) and Mrs. Harriet 
Gertrude Watres, (Stella, of Laeka- 



of 



ted 



.11- lo Its otltr to Kose 
K. A. iNiven and "Tom 
tiie L^,nh-r: -Timothy 
-uelt-r: Claude G.Whet- 
'■ ! 1 I 7V„.e.s.- .Mrs. Mary 
' ; the Lake Witiola 
1 and Clar-nre P. 



hysi 



tied wi 
that t!i. 
Aiiothe 



edition much more valuable, w 
be its enrichment by fijotnotes. 
ticularly in the case-= of siu-h 
the writers a-- have pass.-d 
to the silent ni.ijoritv. for exampl 
would be interestiiii; for the ^-ei.eral re 
to know soii.eiiiu);; ot TrLiii 'IVrry. wl 
early as ITtio, poetized the flauyhte 



; - v 1.;, Homer 

-.: I,. , 1 i " ," - tli.ii made 
yD::n-hur!,oai-e;iiid What 
Lover Said. 

ome of the poetrj is crudity itself and is 
y interesfiuu' as pr.'^eiitive a variety of 



My Lover Said 

Sc " ■ 

only 



our beautiful 



iK-..re t;. H. linmd,.-.-. i'. 
Clay, 1'. i'. Durkan, S. H. 



riiE jii.sToi: 



lulor 



n.o lu'li ti.e 
lU- ll:l-tf III it^ 

I'lace on t.'ie 



preii:tr;itic>ii. j.t it is ii nu 

diu-tion ami will worth; 

library rhelf of every oiie ^ 

pride in the history and traditions of tlio 

Valley of Wyoming— made fanjuus ahfady 

in verse by Caiiiiil.cU. Fitz-Greene Haliifk, 

Mrs. Sigouruey and Coppp. 

PENNSYLVANIA Vs. tO> NKCTICIIT. 

Accmilit of a iMp.-tiiiK of Lu/erue Land 
(Mviifis IX V.ar. vfl.i- tlip JUeriee of 
Ti.nl in Uhiih 1 licy Mill JJefi-nd 



or j;ivt.- ic 111 eviuenoe upon tiic^ 
trial: and if he informs that 
he iioes claim under such prant, the party 
clainiins under the grant tirst mentioned, 
may then on motion, remove the cause for 
trial to the next Circuit Court, to be holdeii 
in such district, etc. 

.\nd whereas. We have settled on lands 



H..U. bl.-uben.Jeukine.l 


nnder a title derivpd from the Slitte of Con- 


coiiiit of a ineetin-,' of the 


necticut, antrciMic III 111 III'' ■■■■'. Ml of 


rsinlMd l,;.7,ri;p. sfut inc 


thi- jini~'ilictii.]i 1" ' ' • ■ . •' ..i 1 . Mi- 


fie, of Il,.ri-.-l,nrr-. i- of 


p\lva7ii,i im.l C'Hii ■ ■ •,.■,■■ .u 


1 ti.r l::.-t .;,;:! it was held 


a riu'lil or title U> tin ] i ; .!. i i .;; m' -In- 


. ■ .' : i., o■eeofTren- 


rived from the Stale of Connecticut: there- 


: ■ . Iter the pass- 


fore 


■.li. on, with its 


1. Resolved, That we will in every legal 


1 . "I ■- r -ii-puted towns 


and con-titufiii[iiil manner, niaiiitain. sup- 


. Hicre i:"iniirdcoi.~idera- 


P-i: ■: ; .'. ' -: ' •: - TM :■-. Tiind.asde- 


>;e oi Peter Stevens, al- 


ir ' -■- ,:■■..■ .Mt, in all 



more lii i 

ton, :i'i 

age c.t ■ 

supplni I ii: 

to the M-uii 

tion. 'Ihe 

though at the time in the then township of 

SuriiiL-tield, «ooii after was in Wvalusing. 

Old Si.rliu.fi.l.l. on til.- P-... MilPof the river, 

was c;i!l. -! U > ■;' :i, ■,■,', ml- U-ai portion of 

itontli-- ■• :"■! V. -IS made into 

Terr.v, ■ - , . .:lj divided and 

apart i-r It -■ ,i:. -: \'. -.•-• --■-. 

The m-etiii- tells i;s ,,un <tory, and shows 
how ^troIlgly the settlers believed in the 
right and justice of their claim, and how 
bold and determined they were iu defending 
it against every encroachment. 



At 


a Meetin. 


I'D 


f Delcgi 


ates frc 


im a nuni 


iber 


of T 


'own-hip- 


r ii 


1 the Ci 




,f Ln.'ei 




held 


at tli- 


I--- 




1' '-'r 




:i. 


Sprn 


1 1.' - - 1 1 - 1 , ■ - : 












con-i 














legal 


alnl 1 ' .:- 








: .-, I>. :- 




agaii. 


here-liter 




;i:,ll ,.I 




i r.iJ.n.j,. 




may 




'iij 


bruugl 


it ag:u 


n.-t aiiv 


set- 


tiers 


under tl 


le 


Conuec 


ticui T 


itle. l3a: 


luel 


Kinn 


chosen 


chairman 


and S, 


amnel B: 


lld- 




-lerk. 












\VI, 


,. r, .-. 11 


1- ' 




::--:: of 


the rni 


ited 


Stall 


- 1 - " '■ • ■ 








> author! 


ties 


shall 


e - .- ,i.: I- 












zens 


i.flie -1 








lands un 


der 


grant 


,s of d.lTe 


re, 


it St.iti- 


-:' and" 







pointed to apjiea 
to sujiport and 

Laiai-, In, Id an i 



ill each of us ad- 

irtion in money ac- 

in the aforesaid 

i"M- in the hand- of 



TUF. iiisruincAL i;i:ci>i;i>. 



I'TlONIJItS. 



FOlvc-S il.( 


.0 ctlVct. 


5, Kc-^t 


>lvr(l, Ami 


represent 


ed to t!:i- 


DlCUt of 1 




Hon>, E- 


q., tl, \ 


Act of th 


n ( . i ' 


pas-.-.l ih 





ryiua lliu foriiaoi. 



l-a»»<<l AHiiy-llinv h I.u/c 
lauiily of tli.-»o l"..oi.lo 
Away I.y si riuel Fatiilily. 



agrtrv. . 1 ■ ; ■ !■ ■ ■ ;•■ . ^,^ • -■ 

AKelit. :.!.• (li-M I 11,,, ,!, r ; li ..,■> ,■.•::,- 
promisf. 

Therefore, Resolved that oiir agents be 
aua they are hereby directed to receive any 
proposals (hat may be made by the Peiiiisjl- 
vaiiia Landholders or their Ayenls le^'ally 
authorized rispectiim an amicable com- 
promise of the land iu controversy and re- 
port such proposals to the settlers aforesaid. 

C, Resohed, Thit the forefono Resolu- 
tions be i-i-Led by the C!i:;i,-n.an and Clerk, , 
and that the s.uiu- be pnbli-hed in the public 
Papers [,riuted at Wilkes-Barre. 

Signed, Danii'l Kisnk, Chairman. 
SAMUtL Baxdwin, Clerk. 



Kass 

A re-union pic 
Luther Ba=sett ' 
near Dinvijle. oi 



Fai 






Irish. 
,lood. 



Th. 



Hi, 



are living hve ciuldreu, b2 gr.-uid-chilaren, 
44 great prand children, and five t'reat- 
great-grand-children. Among tho.-o present 
weroUr. \V. G. Weaver, of W ilkes-Harre: I. 
C. Kline, of Kline's Grove, form-rly a 
teacher in the Wilkes-Barre public scliools: 
Mrs. Margaret .Morgan and three children of 
Kingston. Elliot R. Morgan, of Kingston, 
is also a relative. 



The Doylestown lulrUi 



of Ai 



21. 



County Hisi,,ri,Ml '-■,■:- i '. .1 

D.K.Turn. .,,•,. 

The same i-n:,; , ■ , , . ■ ,i:i 

John and Jaeu;, H ,...;:.:,, . t 

nieelingof the UunterJon 

Uistorical Society and the \i-^L^-^.^.y^ .. 

reunion, on .\ng. 11, by Ur. George 

a tube Larison. 



,)re the Bucks 
Illy 27. by Rev. 
of Xeshaminy. 
- the paper on 
I .\d at the joint 
Aumty (N. .J.,) 
ibe family 
Uol- 



voy; 



came to America was ei 
sterling, and it took five 
1672 to repay this obli, 
little variety in work h 
agricultural or mere lalj, 
cant that, while the vain 
in such circumstances v,: 
of a negro was twenty-(l\ 
had been enslaved in ,\ 
other, from time immei 
first taken to Europe by 
14-13, and tn .-^-i,-].-- ■■' 
by the I' • ■■ ri ' ■- 



of 



field of Uuubar 
servitude in Nen 
prisoners of tin 
whom the nam<- 
the leader.s in tie 
were sent to Ani 
servitude was in- 
tintesthem from 
The Redempti'.i 
transferred, bm 
of an ord.narv 
fi-e.jneiit ,.■■,■■ 
of Ihee..: 
tion. H,,., 
America cia u<-. 



Luzorno Cdi 
KnoRli, Urn 
life is vo 
typica] in 
He >VHsl,n,„ 



;oiiraa 


(■iu)Uf,'li to fon.l Um 


whono 


iiilo r;i]itnrcs. 


:.b,'ibly 


"Tl.is" said Ml- 


Jtlit-rs. 


nm.'izpmeiit, '"is m 


.1, like 


was ftniiul ill (liisi 


:il,.;ul 


ably line. siHTi.iHHi 


1 Willi 


ciisioiiu'd to tic 




liultsby lueMiisof 


. Tlie 


tlifi.i to battle. '1 


.1, ,uk1 


iiitrtluMnv.-.L.qiiit. 


ITtfl, 


huiitfi-l 111' .-i>riii!> 



Khz.brtll K 



' ■ : ' ■ 'i ] ■.■d not 


faee«i! 


• ., siivt-a 


vessel > 


■ naiK Lu- 


Whciit! 


;-;r !...,, |.,^a-=wull 


of Vkil. 




nddfd 1 


had by 'tin- lime f,Taci'cl 


molded 


all t'rew to ruan and 


chaiact. 


.■d:>n;.-ht.rinarric-dai.d 


Jndi.u,> 


.' '— 1 ■ ; d one 


doui-.l 


• ■ IMliur 


Tin, 


.!ul tlie 


I'aint ■ 


■■'■''- '"■• ' .-■ ^wept 


of irui 


>:..;(,. .J.I. Jlarei^not 


rpgioii ■. 


ihe property dt-.-cciid- 


to 111^. H 


ul- nieces in Gern.any. . 


tiriuht . 


"itoth^Geiiuan Cou- 


which _• 


.10 liid bfc-n appointed 


tint. ■■■ 


■ ' :. ...:;il who ru^igned 


could _ 


■■ proi.erty. Hi- 


They « 


.-, ''U tho coal wriich 


thi.^si,,: 


:■:. . iMve Conrad and 


their-;. 


G. H. n. I'LVMB. 


on (he- - 




which 1 



■ft t 



. •■M.l.lONCd iu 

■liiutt'iy known, 
lyhborhood of 
ir the aiuonnt 
dcd, and tl.is 



. : 1 1; td in niakmt,' tlie 
paiut-^Pl. . . \. I'l i.r r he known, but the 
princiilo ut :ill tlif coloring matter is the 
o.\idu of iron. Thi.s jiaintseuni can often 
be seen on the springs and streams in thi.s 
yicinity now." 



Uu-l,. - . ■ , ; 1 ;iui- Uj ,i!i ci,-- UKe a 






stui... ( ! !; :, citr^iijfli he. .•.•>■ and 


The Pliiiiib Fa... 


ily ill Ai..eri 


lo.)l.- : . :, piece of iioli-hed iron 


G. H. U. Plumb, E.=(i 


., of this city, 


«hi -. : : 1 :r..aed. or like a piece of 


father, Hon. 11. V,. V 




p..'. , : : . . .V h.ile drilled throUi,'h 


lished ■'. V .'r. M. l|i •.. 


'■'"nn^---''r-^ 


th.. 1, ; . : - .t iilace for a ?triii>; or 






thoT!.;.; : . \ liv which it waF: attached 


logical'' ■ ' 






Pluuil. t.. 1 1 ■. '. 




tl.i- h ;- : . : i: . i i.tV-'I a.^kedMr. 'Hope, 


on hi- .1 ..::.. iL 1 1 




pickiii,: up oT.e of the i.aiut stone.=. •■Do 


more ilrii. half ol the 




yoM c-.ll that a ha.tch-f.-" he rciaarked: 


and he expects to the 


i ■■ 1.,.,' ' ' 


-look here a minute an^i i will .^how you." 


'i'he fiimilv uamei-var 




He picked mi a .-m,:;! -..-.c-r made oi.t of 


Phinibe am! niini. an. 


1 :'■ ;■'. ..: 


granite and n:. Ilk, h. -'.: ::. d on the iirinci- 


sentatives hav.. 1 . .; 




ple of an Ii,.;i . m ! . , r. }le tUied tne 


iiess, tlieol0L'>. -■ 




hollow of th. -, ,., ,, :: water .and then 


line arts. Lau;.. i 




rubbed the ••1.;.' .I:, f it: i: r . he would have 


to liis mass ot ii.l.'. 




done a cakeof uaiei-i u.u punt. In a few 


lers to all of llie lam: 


Ily ii;in,e ..t \ 


niiiiuli.= he had a te.i-po .!:Uil of brilliant 


can learu. 





the back .)f his hand in siri;.es it prove, 
bo a brilliant vermilion tle«h dye. br 



In 1800 the iiopulation of th. 
only 12,s30. 



AI. SOriKTV. 



■orici'.l nnd Gfolojica! 
I rly mt-etintj Stpt." li.i. 
was in ihe e.'iair. A. 

read and a vote of 
...iiors. The indivi.Hial 

J. Hill, M. J. Gr.lUu, 
112, Hon. J. A. Scrau- 

. [■. ]>ou;,';,.rf.. Hoa, 



[ici] out of I hoii- factor 



Ri_-I Hoc. Um. 1). Avtiill, Or. \\ . h. i:_-;, .L. 
H. Low, A. K Kuiikle, .v. H. \\i.-llt:^ H. C. 
WiLson, E. B. Yordy, W". P. ilorgaD, Dr W. 
H. Sliarpe, S. Ileyuolds, KtcoiiD, Xfics- 
Jhalrr, A. K. Foote, U. S. Commi?fioncr of 
I'atoiits. 

'1 ho societies contribating were Natural 
Hwlory S(,CR-ty of NVw Bruuswiok. HiMori- 

CUI I-UCiLtlfS of Viri'ilii!. in.|i,M. T,VA!, 



Dcc- 

;e, of 
;. of 
laiik.s 



eoroloiii^t, of whK-li the following is a 

'L'he averntre leinvierature for .August was 
B.S i-lo df^-rit;?, a.s conipari-d with Ut>3.V in 
18S.'>: 70 in 18SJ: (IG iu \iiS:i. 

Average temperature for .July wa'^ 67, as 
compared with TS in 188.j, 71 Ji in ItitH, 73 
in 1---3. 

;; i:u fall in Au2ii.st wa« 3.12 inches, as 
■ ■ I ■"! with 7.77 in 188."., 3.-11 iu 1884, 
:■ ■ I '■. i-ys. 

I; .!:■ lall in Julv was 3.U2. a'i compared 
wit'i -.iVJ in 1885, 4..">9 iu 1881 i;.-U in 
1883. 

Kainfallin June, 1880, was 2.81, tj 44 iu 



ain f:i 



Benevoknt li 


jioii, i. .1 ■ ' ' 1 ■ ■ ■ ■ 






; .v' 


ten presented a p 


History ai'.d 8i 


•IL-Liof. 1 ' . ■■ 1 . ■ ; . ; 


r 






1 found on the 


torical So. it 


l;.. A:. • - . ' 1:.:.. .■ : ; - 1 








1 .^t .jf n.-MI>.p 


Slri.-1-,, ■,■ 


. !. \: . . -.ill Soeiirtv.lVa- 


, 








bodi ' 

rru^l-., .. 


. V. AI. L. A.. 

- -tj, BrooKviUe 










Socit;', ..: N ' 


. 1!. ;...,. -./.-, iCf.Cauaaian 










Institute, l.il.; 


■u-.v i:oi:iria..y ofPhilaa.-lphia. 


'f 








Yale (JoUege, 


, Luited State-: ti^olo.-ical 


low 


incv... 






Survey, Old f. 


;ei5idents' Historical A^socia- 


LL. 


D., .,; !■. 






lion. 




pac 


ker. of J 




.•:;'.. , 1 1, . 1 '. 1 i. 


Genr.:- y.. T 


.-:;i/ i' -. :.!.%1 =ome relics of 


of 1 


he Ac;.de 


my 


of' S.-.t-ac s. l'i,i 


tlip M- - -. 


:■ Wyaiusiujf in 


Col. 


. -J. A. i'nce f 


md NV. A. VVil'oo.ic, 


the 1.1 ;. 


. ' . :, ■■ ud. To sped- 


and 


corre^;>o! 


:idi! 


lit." secretary re-p. 


Hie-,- ,1 


11. C. WiUon. 


the 


l.::Ckawai 


lllU'. 


. In.-tn,;!e of H, 


.Ml. \.r;.i,.,. 


u, 1:.j.:l,i relics: G 


S-' 




!! 





I !.<s, L'.ca 

receipt Ot 
lur wliom 
Estate of 

lotograph 
island of 



drills 



rfo: 



ashes, leiieiit used lu yraves, two ax 
7 c-l's, ^nd '2io spear or arrow doiu 
■Mr. Wilsi.u l.tlieves that he call (ra- i 
development ot arrow-inakinjiu the -pe 
mens whicii he has collected— several thoi 
and in number— ;ind lin believes the ' ririe 
variety to be tlie porfection of the !o-t a 
It has a rilled ..,- b,.Vcled eds;e. which en 
it a spiriU moiioii when v.i tlu'lit. .Ve..rlv 
the speciiu_-ii- ne .sends are from ICn 



c;i.)lo^:-t, read a uiu^t ii 
scholarly paper on n.tteors 
reference to a supiiosed iiuU' 
fa-m of .J. Cr.ickeit, in lio.-s 

v.'j.K .1, ;..,-. ..ion of thesoc 



ty. 



N ■] 


found in 
r.. 11 feet 


f ou 


1 a irrave 


>., h 


y himself 


bni 


■lit bones 



two skeletons. 

.Mori;aii, Bros, i Co. presented the tirst 
factory-made shoo ever made iu Wilkes- 



'! :: '■ : : • -i-, which is Hh.iu; the -ize of 
a: I '. !. i.'.i of nureonc origin. Dr. 

Ia_' ■;' ' :. ^■ . It to he anorihit.-, l.iouK'ht 
h.reinli.e drill |,eriod fio:n the St. Law- 
rence or the Groat L.ake rttrion. 

.ludtie Da.na broii;;ht up the subject of 
observint; the Criitenary of the erection of 
I.TZerne County and staled that he iiail lieen 
pr miised the co-nperalinn ..f ))r. \V. IL 
Ei,'!e, Col. Frank Stew.,rt, Ki-v. David Craft, 
Hon. i\ M. Usterhout, Dr. H. Hollister, 



1 iiF. liisioincAL i; 



Rev. S. S K.iiii^ ly. IX M. .Toii.-s I':-']., 


de.il-;. Jo-eph Sprau-ne wa^; made court 


Hoii.(\ E l;ir,. 11.,.,. St ii,l,.j \\,MH|„:ira, 


c.i.T. r..,i-.l i;i,th:|., the li.-t sh, .ilfof the 


Hun. a. 1!. i'iuu,b, w. 1'. i;vii,ii[. i:-iq.. .uui 


county, u.Kiimlructed to l-iko measures lor 


Hon. a. .M. Ho.v . Thi- .1 ,!h I, ills upon 


the erecti.Mi of a j.dl. 


Sept. 'j:,, uiul it wa- orJLrcci tli.it :i iiicrliii;,' 


Judi:e \'.'ood\vaid exhiiiited tho coniiiiis- 


of Ihe s.icuHy 1>l' li,rld on tl,;it iia.\ mI l-i .iin., 


sion ol .Sh.riir Hiitkr, who was a grand- 


to lit^ten 10 histoi-i :il :nl.lr.v.<es. 'I'lic ^•|,.■-lr 


father ol tilt .Iialyo's wile. U bears (he si','- 


wan eui|'0*t'rocl to appoint liiu ui c-i--.s iry 


nalui-o of H,-.,j,inin i'Varklin. Tho h-^-al 


coaiiniLtLo-.'.s. 


practitioners v. ho w.re sworn in were Ebeii- 
ezcr i!o».„a,i, l',;t..,.in Cti;.,, Ito^ewell 




LUZKIiNK'S riKST CfcMXllV. 


Welles :n, i W.-, -■■ -'■,.'-. Tl,. q, -.:--• es- 


The Occasion CoiniueuioiaUil Ijy a Pub- 


hibitfi 1 • ' : - ■ , - pt. 

Term, 1. ., 1 "■ , , il.: . l:..r- 


lic Meeting I n<lei- the .^irspiecs of the 


Wyoiuiiiff Hi-torical uud Geological 


Society. 


sa.Tie teuitory 'h.-t- : : '. of 


It was ou the 2oth of September, 1780, 


nearly half a million. Hi-,. Ibis 


that Luzerue County was erected and the 


hasty retrospect Judt^f. \ : , , ; be 


centennial of that iviiit \va> conjincruorated 


would come do^^ a f.„.,. Iv b. .,'': ■ ;:.l biru 


withinteri-!;:.,- • ■ ■■ i • -. Ihe ceh^bration 


over tb.. 1. . - : . .:, pioper cu,lodian. 


was very i>)'i: i:if court liouse, 


thelli-1 . ..■.. :,, 


Jodgo VVou.l.. ■ ::■!_; court at 10 


Jud.u-r ; ,. :,t of the society, took 


o'clocl<, oul ••'' . / 1., tho hi-tonc 


tho el: [. 1 i few aiipropriate re- 




.)!■..'- 1- ■ i' , . i . : !, '.vCl .Snowdeu, 


than thrt-.- . : ■ ■•:!,, 


1 . ..-' :,..,'. ' , any, to oprli 


la72, m h..n, -, ■ - , ,. ., ..- 


1". , ibe throueof 


Barreiin 1-7. ', :: • : ■ ;.,. :. ^, ;,-.,. 


uT:a .. i,.| l,i.;.,i:. .;.. |...ib r!\ .....ipted to tho 


nl Centenniil, ■ i , '-,-,■■ i" m anni- 


oc(a,-ioii. 


versary oi t .. '■ :•-.■■ . i : - -,iciD of 


.Mr. C. B»n. Johnson read letters of regret 


Wyoinint,'. 1 . ■. . . pre.-c-nt 


from Gov. raiti.sou, the lit. Rev. William 


centennial 1 :<■ . , ■ , ' ,. Ity and 


B.icon Stevens. Mr '.'oppte, of Lehigh 


wa.s iiermitt- ' : ' ■ ,. ..lupaud 


ni,iverM':;'V.-.'--.r I'v'l' y Si-tr l,:b^- 


cifcnmstanc-.. n , ■. . : i : : . ^ ,-1, occa- 




sions. TIr \' , 1 ■ .' i-ty de- 


Geu,-',il ..;-,'' ' b ■ ;:. b .',n. 


termined tu :. 1 " _, try un- 


the N,.v. . : , ; ,;., C. 


observed anJ :. :,•■ . i;::,: ., .- . : ,,,-ed for, 


Black.., . ,■ . ... ■,,.,... 


Gen. E. T,. Dana bcm- thu ohiut mover in 


hanna ( . i ■ , , i , b ■ ; ■ , iiie 


the matter. 


hi.stoi'i.'.ii • ;: . .-nt 


The hour .set was 10 o'clock, at which time 




Judge Woodward «a* ^till on tin- bench. He 


sionof .b .. ., ,M 1 b.-.i . i; ; >' .■'.:! of 


stated that I'] ■>.•■. . , ;i,- ,;.^."i h- i Vfnt, so 


Westmorebihd, dated Hartford, Nov. '-IS, 


important ;■> ; , , : li.id ad- 


177»i. ' 


journed tlir c . i ,..; ' : ,"t to be 


Jadge Dana read a brief but valuable 


spread upon i: .' .;, -■::•. - - - p^rpet- 


paper— by Dr. llulli-;ter, of Trovid. nee. who 


nnl record. 1 St .i -i^i.;,- tncu wtut ou to give 


was Ulabb .., a-, ■ ,i , ,.. b . "bi . ■ a of 


some historical data. He p.-oceeded to read 


Luzern. . . : ' " !a , ■ / a'... ■, . .ale 


from the statute for enruug the connty, 


to the a'; ... . ,.,... .1 on 


wliich was an .\ct of S,>pt. -J."). 17.-^0. It pro- 




vided that Luzerne Cuunts be Set otf Irom 


Hthan \ , - ■_ . • . ai- i neu 


the northern portion of Northumberland 


Mount, ai, b ,. ■ . a , ..hauinde- 


County. He exhibited the tirst continuance 




docket or rainate book ot the county or<,'an- 


Uon. S' a ■ ,. a, .;, . ;:,, , a-rauWyoin- 


izeduuder the statute. froiM \vi,i,-h it ap- 


lUghi.-b.:,.i:!. . .;.;;, ....ti^- of 


peared th.-it tr,- :. -■ -1 - ~!r. , ,,i . ,rir '. ..va- held 




MayliO. 17-7, ::, ■, . : -■ .::,ui But- 


erection (,f Lu.'r : . .. ,',. , b: ......b-al 


ler. Thelir-; i , . ,. M/r. Ur. 


with the IVu.irtr. :-. - aa ... -a. : . .- . ..d. 


WilliamHu,/ : - , , , . ,.,. ,. ..enter, 


as.Iudge Wovd- a : ,, . a.a,!l 


James Ne-!>ii-, ;..•:.!. ■ t •, ' .i.adiah 


i'leas. Th,. t.a...: :.,.,: a a i, 


Gore, iNatha., :,.: . .' •. - Hollen- 


as also the loc.i •:. ■ ' ;a w 


back were >-.. ■ .::,.. -; li.e [,eace. 


regime, wnich pi .; ,: . , . . . ao- 


Timothy I'lc :,■-;.,., , - , .• ,• h . . e .-erved 


fit" in 'the han.b ,a ,. a. a' ■ a b,,.i'..il. 


as a prototype tor (.Hi, en ,v Sullivan's I'co 


Timothy Pickering, .uid he ,i IV i.ii i...ite. 


Bah in the ".Mikado" — was made prothono- 


The jiaiier was a v.ilu.tble contribution to 


tary, clerk of the Peace and of the Orphans' 


local history. 


Court, register of wills and recorder of 


Mr. C. I. A. Chapman took exceptions to 



rilK lIlSToniCAL )lEC01!n. 



' , ^1 rlKlIIKH of Ol..! 

. . !i. -i :i ch.iii<,'e of 

;1. il liL w;is aware of the 
l.f conld uotchautre the 

ml pcholtirly ipapor was 
;. J J. Dana on the Che- 
f rouj w Iiom the county 
Josl of the sabjet-t inat- 
hMvintr been oiitained 
ti oil; ihe uiii'ublished 

: I "le are aware 

I ,:;:_■ wi'.s to the 

. I i^ractical aid 

ai cause. \ot 



for many years 



inthr .•■i;. V . i'l . ■ ■ ,•,.,■•■ ., . . 

extei:-,-.r I.;-;.-.-' ; v i-, : :r -h ' ' ., ■• ..!•- 
wealtli and the lli~toruv.l ^jocit-tN w:!S fortu 
nate in securing his presence. Kis address 
was warmly received and generou.^ly ap- 
plauded. 

At this janctnre the meetint: adjourned 
nntil 2 pni., when the regular order was 
again taken up, the first exercise being an 
oiigiiial poem by Attorney David M. Jones, 



which 



was rci'd in part by the rhan-mau. 

.\iiother of the old town4di,--P, 
was written tip by P. M. I ).-terhout, 
Tankhaunock, who w.is pre-eut a 
his paper. It gave an amount of ■ 
data. 

i'. 0. Johnson save a synopsis of 



I of the 



C. I. A. C'hapma 



was called upon and 
•ore remarks on the 
,11 ks.f justice whicli he 



the 



aiidhi,recalle.-tio,,. v r. i, ■ '..,. of sf^ 
Knfus Bennett, the la^f -urvivor of the \ 
oniinK niasacre in jail for a paltry debt 
few doMars. Mr. Chapman exhibited a dr 
ing of the old public square, nuido by I 



THE iiiHroi;n 



l.out ls40."Tlie 


thoiii.'h' -. V . ,: ', ■' \, as it tlicn 


;.-t. 


w«^<-l" : .' . ■ ; M-int;, from 


exienii'ore re- 


tt'e Niil;-, : ' < l.'vl-c on tho 


'I'lr. Dr. .\n- 


nortl, ;>. : , . . :■ il, ,.,, tiio 


^ IjL'in a 


south, . ■ . ■ . . 1 1 1 1 . iiii< 


'. ,;■,]> of (« 


WiDit I. , , . ■;:. ;', ,./,,, , v,.,,f 


, : :;i..r of a 


tho Si. ., , ^ ,. , : ',, ,,..;.. . ,1 o-ty 


. . l<r. Harry 


Forty ] ..■; ,.,> . ,,■ ,,•!,. r^ W ,' , i;.:,, v.uh 


ic !i\ J.^hiii-oii. 


tlieji n bcauliful vilhi.Ti, ami \\y..P.iiiL: Ma~ a 


K. K. Hayduii. 


rural gf 111. The whole reu'iou was uiil.roki'ii 


, of Norwalk, 


and uiiiiiarrtJ by coalui" operationt; and 




by raih-oads, except tho Baltimore' 


li"'.' i.v'"' Tho 


iniue iiuar at hand. Jacob'? J'laius, 


lioiu iu 


where I preached once in two 


:,i~oalled 


weeks, was a beautiful rogiou of farms aud 




farm hon^p-. In tho little white church, 


■ ' • ■ n'".i , :; 


n..W (!!-|,l,,.-,.,l by :,!■;..., T ,-,T:r. W" • .-■^ t ! K' Tcd 



.I.LUIIU^aU 


■| i,' 1 -;. 




popular, w: 


.e're largely 






' You w'il'l I 


wi-re \\. a! 


ed me whei 


. y.Tunk- 


Y., and th 


: !,•: Kev. 


me. 



H. n. U-.ll- ..: , il , i'luuib, 

ship.'" r,.:. ,, .., ,,.1,. ot 'Ua-h!ui:ton, the 
M'' ''■ "I ^' : •■, ho carried the ADicrican 

llaj'iiii.. . . -!i Chorubusco: Rev. J. K. 
!'"■;,, pi, ,,,-, i;..l author: ^VlU .S. .Monroe, 
a di-c.iK,,.„, .,i .loh.i Franklin and Capt. 
Hansom; .Miss Geraldine Culver, sifter of tho 
writers. 

Prior to adjournraent at 4:30 .Judge Dana 
annonnced that the several papers woold be 
pablishfd by the society. 




he had theuco on kept track of 

T.hc large, intelligent and wealthy congre- 
gation that then worshiped iu the old, his- 
toric and tall-steepled white church on iho 
Square, included many whose nunios and 
features live pleasantly in my memory; 
among them are your honored parents and 
their then unbroken f:innly; Fierce and 
Lord Butler, my nejt-door neighbors, the 
Hon. Andrew Beaumont and family, the 
Hollenback=. Judge Conyngham, Gen. Ross 



and fa 



portr.aits adorn the walU of rn 
family of the Hon. Charles ^ 
torian, to whose volume J>r. Pi 



n. 



(.1 . .1' ! - , . ■ , • i , ■. ' - i -if-emed 

hav- I..,..,,;.- , , . , ■ , , ..,■■■, oV\Vy- 

on, !,).■, \, ::■■, : ■. ■ .; , . ■ : ■ irend, the 
li,-v. iW'.n'j,- Pe.-k, 1>. II., .ind will, derp in- 
tere^l. Though more than forty jears have 
p:b,-ed since I became tho i.,:.,tor of the 
First .Methodist tpi^copal Church, .and a 
resident of Wilkcs-Barre, tlus re-ruadiug of 



^ My residence at Wyoming, then Ne 
Troy, was more quiet and every way agre 
able. The n,.wly formed cl ..-/ was by u 
organi?. ! i-it'. ; .■! ■ ,■'.: t' .. ,,: 1, ■,. , :!,, 



THE iiinrorJCAL nicvoni). 



"HKTr.KAT, Jnne ;:r,, IsIV.-Kkv. B. Haw- 
of luy lieiirl w.i- to ?;iy "yes" to your lliit- 



Kifl of mj I. . il;. . ' :,:, >, I . . 

limes hiivi-l n..:l.1 ii:jt ji.„;u;;, u.. , .auc, 
l.iit yn-Htly clK.n-fa. 

1 lie iwo clinpters of the Tolunie, the rend- 
in^' of whicli occsrious this eouiinuuiciitiou, 
and whicii iiio^t iiiti-ie~teil me. are those 
tluit con till mil lii :. I : it: .1 - of the orittiiutl 
Mytrs fHuu:-. : : . : - Slocnm. yonr 

freiit aunt, t'. ; : ■ ne. borne away 
liy the J>. V . ■...:, I I kLow her 



l-..uof h!>U,ltlt;llterjtu the ft 
;■ lost aiiJ fonnd cue, thrilli 
to me because of the chars 
=s of ttie parties. I uovr s( 
1 the Indian-like i ortrait of ' 
IS it forty years a,,'o liun- oi 



^'ru,,nu- .a,d ..j. uuim-l.c elicle uai, allurd. 
\erj /e-i.ectfuUy jourfneud, 

C'lIAULKS MiNKK." 

With pleasant recollectioun of the long 
past, and with kind regards to all who re- 
call nie. i am very truly yours, 

BosTwicK Hawlky. 

Saratoga Springs, N. \'., Sept. lo, ly«tj. 



the: 



ilor 



■.e hi 



family of to-day i- i. '. : • - ;. • 

Bennet family of Kevc: :; ^ 1 li.- 

gcntlemau to whom thi- if ■.' : ;~ j:.;ri--.'l 
cumes from pioneer fiuck uu m- ui.jtiier » 
side only.— Ed. J .\s tlie aetd and good 
womau died so late as 18o3, 1 am almost 
sure that I had the pleasure of 
her ac.in'iiii.inpf and visited her 
honif. 1:1 i :uii trespassing. My 
apol... ;: :,t remmisoences evoked 

fro I] I 1 ' 1 indaksothat I have re- 

tainer! ■,!■ ; ;i\ :.e;'.rs, with other papers 
and letur-. one written to me i)y the Hon. 
(Jharles Miner, which I .-end to you for 
preservation. It is a response to an invita- 
tion that he speak at a Sur.day school anni- 
versary, when your honored father w:is the 
superiuiendent, and your mother and aunts 



were actively 


en- 


B-hool. Irecn 


ill tl 


chancel, the b- 




Iilatform au 




scholars. V. ■ 




anion- th.- / 




render the lU 


;.m 


sponded in tl 




NMitlen h'tter 


'i 1 


H part of this 


con; 


uii; is the letie 


r re 


thirty-nine ye: 


ars. 



bd as 

Iitforn 



luih . 



m the 
er the 



■i the be.iutifuUy 

1 Send to you as 

,tion. The follow- 

retiiined as a keepsake these 



ver, by a band ot white 
irred on March 8. 17s:j. 
ill :;.n>d beaiiii<' coiidi- 



sleep '>( 1 • • • . I . ■ ; ..r li by their 

own h iLi.-. .,,.,- 11., the trees 

which Welt i.l....ttU :.j t,,. ill u.i.1 a liuudred 
years ago. The tite reaiaius also as a sad 
reminder of the treachery of those white 
settlers who commited the massacre. 



The Hobble Ou-l says that .Vuthony Good, 
one of the pioneers of Hollenback Valley, 
died at his late tiome ne:ir Hobbie on Sun- 
day. For several weeks he failed very 
rapidlj, and his death was the re-iiil of the 
wearing out of the vital forces. Anthony 
fiood ^^as born in Whitehall Township, 
J .: ;. i, . .,:,■,., I'a., .March, it' m. His 



b!e-,Bd 



I in: iiisiiii: 

OCTM'S Klil ICS. 



«y. 






rtftutly ri'priuted frmii ;i 
u esierii iiaper .in item to the etTcol tluit 
Rome rulu'.-i onn> beluusiny lu FriUiccs Slo- 
cuui, tho J.ost Si-tor. wlioe romaiilic lii-i- 
tory IS known IIh- world over, had ren-ntly 
been found in Waha.-li Coiinlv, Indiana. 
The itfiu was sn l,rul and iiiL-ali-lactory 



f.U, l:l:cnl:n. 

George Shicuni Bei'nctt, whose erpnt-ani" 
she was. 

ruUowint' is the intore^tint; letter reeeived 
I'loni Mr. (ieoTLTc C. Hacou, editor of the 
Walia.h ri.n.: Dml.-r: 

'•\\.u;isji. 1x1.,, Si-i'l. ii, IMSO. — Kniroi: 
lir.iMitn: ^uur uu|niry nnd copy of the 
Kriouij at hand, concerning the relies of 
Frances Slocnni, the "While Captive," or 
■'.Mah-co nes-i|uah," iis she was known 
arnoni,' the Indians here. In reply will say 
that it is incorrect to say that these relics 



kept c 



use tney 

her death h\ 



'. tjee 



,e|)L caieiuii> e\ei since IKI iieaiii u\ iii 

lead man of the Irihe, Galiriel Godfroj 



Most of the articles referred to are 
owned hy Gat, rid (Jodfroy, of Peru, 
Ind., who married a -vand-dnushter 
of Frances Slociim, w^ '-, v.i-r.ni 
they wcie entrustoM .* i , • >"iy 
of the Republic for;; i i -.- 

hibition held .\ii ; ; , . . h. 

Ind., and iu whose ell! -i ' - .i I' „re 
(kindlj scut us by the edilur of the 
U'libiKli Courier), they are duly en- 



t of such of 



\oui 



few nionllis af 
Wyoming her 
among the fut 
back into the \\ 



r^ 






■ • Vriiii Indi- 








; Alierbrutli 




■-. ■ , ' 




- .'r , I he inter- 


'' "~- 


i,,,^_ u:^::- 


— \ 


• . : 4 one. the 






\ 


. ..llde^ery 








. ■ -. ■ tlie l.i-t 


Fl; 


l.vr/;.s slji 


ir.u 










,•.;... sh.' pic 


erred 


lie.-ide- IhE 


relic- 


,u.,_- 11., children 


of the 


theclii. 1 h 




,..., trait- of he. 


were 


of ••M 




Winters one Of wl 


ich is 


and -1 1 • 




1 of .Mrs. .\bi S 




silvel ,. 




\. ho IS livinir in \\ 


ilkes- 


siiU s,- .,:. 


: 1 1 . ■ . 


lu the i-osses-i 




blanket on 


aiim 



l^l£a(S!5-i!'** 



77//; ii/sToi: 



>f iii( 



seutcd aliuut lis la 
11 also out of all 
.lint;.-.. The ^tovv 
'•An oia man foiii 



foitiiue to '^.e I'ller P.uiiciy iu 

day— nu Indian wlio married one of l-'ra 

Sloonm's dan-htu--.— and r^lill live? or 



ty. 1 liad t'lie sjood 'Ihc- old inau lliui threw turf and '.:■■ 
ity to- at hini, whieh only made the yoiir.,- 
rancc- lanfjii at him, whereujion llie old it!--„ 
died: 'As liiiid word- ami turf d.o 

■uc 1. I y>-,li fv vi-.t ^i:■'•:,. It,.. re :- 



chief 
four I 



married Cai.t. Johu B. Brouielletle: "() z di 
wah-shiug-qnah"' whose tir?l hu-band was 
Tah-co-iia. Afterward sh.e married Wah- 
pah-pe tail il'eler Jhindy'. I have no record 
of her sous. There are yet living many 
neoplewho knew Frances Slociiiii, who died 
in March. IS\7. llfr olde-t daughter died 
iutlu,-"".. ■■. . 1'. v:.' ;'-.. her husband, 
Capt, l: '.■•:■: . : •■ ;.\vifoof Buu- 

dy,di.u . ... I . ' - dyis a most 

excel;. ..I , ; : I ,, .■ : ;i.,,ii and has a 

sou whui^ .1 i..-t..v..iL: ;ii i:.L .M. ]'. Church." 
Gt.o. C. Bacon. 
The catalogue referred to has ainoie^ the 
Indian relics the "wardrobe of Frances .Slo- 
cum, ihe white captive. Loaned by Gabriel 
Godfroy, Pern, Ind.: iilanket, three shawls. 
two ornamented slnrls. pair of leL,'j;ins, silver 
cross won. by I'"jaiices Slocum at the time 
of her death." besides medals presented by 
Presidents Washiiiiiton and -Jackson to 
chiefs of .Miami Indians. 



TKXT nOOKS 



ii>i:h\. 

1 Them 



lii>yh.)i.(l l)a.\.. ol Half 

Editok Hkcokd: It would 

compare the a.lvance in tlr 



The next in order, a.s we recall from r.-.eui- 
ory, was a picture of a milkmaid with :-. : ^.il 
ui>on her head. (Ill her way to market -:;h 
ecys. and tlie sioiy ^oes, she t,'ot to r-.c-.'-n- 
int: what the cl'l'- would bnnc in i:.">r.ey 
and how miicii m.iterial she oonid buy -i;:!!! 
thes.ime for a new dnss. She bec.)i.'.e- so 
engrossed Willi 111. -;;!.;•■. I i! i ^:,r (...-_■■ !s 
the balancinc ni il,. ; :!. m( i ■' i i!, ;o '.tie 
ground and destn.;, , 'r;,,.. , |,, ,. ■.•..;;- 



I r- 



■idy gorcfcd and 
mid suck every 



leader, of the same general ch.araeter as the 



■ade 



c.-tmalO th. ■. .. ,. :; . , ,. ;_•■ . I to a-lst 

ilum of 1- ■ •. . - ,1 .::•: :• ..|.riely and 

study in our >chools. In the nld Academy, m.; ■ .:i i -eiitim-. i.t 

primary departmen', about !S>.i. we t'j :: jl.ii '.i,. :..... i :.. |Hjrtaiit prii 

had the so called John Ko.^'ers p.-imer, of piety aii.l wrlue." The work w;i 

pncceeded by Webster's speilii't; book. ranged with select sentences and 

The latter contained spelling and read- graidis. narrative pieces, didactic i 

ing. Most of the article^ for read- arL»iiiiuiit,iti\e pieia-s. di.scriptive \ 

ing were accompanied with wood cuts of the p.i-m i- . .n,' :--, public .pe 

rudest descniiticn. some of which were re- pi : - . .vtract-were 

produced a tew \ ears since in llii,i,f,\ ii. : iiie. .1011:1-1)11, 

Miiiin-in.-. to show 111- gre.it improvements A.I . ,:. <..._■ i-,. 1 . .: i-inith, Horn 

iu engraving, particularly on wo.)d. We -.i ell You 

cuts, each of which c:)'iit,'iiiied a morHf T he mol 
first one was a picture of a small farm house, 



cero, AC. ic. allot a religi. 
noral tendency. The poetry was 
.'ope, Thomson, Cunningham, Young 



rm: iiisroincM vkcouik 



Jio seiitfiuent ur 11. 
i pci-Kdioliirs. i,„lh.: 
nnvofonrscliDi.U i" < i ' 


i: ■. -i.l to Ihn 


The cifinimarslluif in u- 
nnd MnrrajV. boll, of v.U 
dii^t to tlio PliuUiit, the 


i \vi re lurkhiim'fl 
laltf-r lunne tilled 


tier,!.:;, ,.1-, .,...-, . : , ,' 


i,i-!i made it par- 
-,. , duuhtful 


th(-r Im '(. : ..■ ■, 
Alia-, \id,''> Ih-ii \ 

'J'lifso wtr.' til,. 1 : , 11 


rud by 
' ■ ' •: .,.ln' and 
oi I IK. L-iiited 

:!' Ui'e Knglish de- 


CU.:u.''n.. ,. ' ■ ,■'■ /'■'' 


.mi li'wer rooms. 

n. ,-..,: ^v:.< named 

.1 ,;■..! faith- 



.Mc 



Bchool wlifi-.' ;.■'...: • ■ ■ ■ ■ ; - > '. lo' 

college. Kiul \ : ' ; ,..:•: 

fall, said : , 

towu with liini ■ :, li i .- n ;v r. ::,;m-- 
conce will ha liif nifaii- oi c-aliiiii; out cjiiiur- 
of the .ilumui of tiie I llJ Acadeaij it would 
be very pleasing to the Wkitek. 



The word Susqnehannn having been a 
puzzle to etymologists from the days of 
Heckewelder to the ine~ent, it is worthy to 
note that Prof. .\. 1.. Guss, of Washiogion 
City, has carefully analyzed the name and 
determined its .'■imiilicatiou to the satisfac- 
tion of himself, at knst. He says it is of 
Tockwock origin, and sianifies the Brook- 
Ptream, or the .Siiring-water-stream. The 
earliest use of it is found in the works of 
Captain John Smitli of Pocahontas fame. 

Sheep i:Ml>iiig in this Kegiou. 

The following item is taken from a Ailkes- 
Barre paper of I-r..'): 

"We und'T-I .:.'! .m- ( -r ■ :i i ; -iml.' fellow 
citizen, Dr. 1. : .; ' . :,;,lift:in- 

nina to dir, .■: .- . .(.ji.ct of 

raising slut I' II !■■-■' . ',■ '■ - - mu a.-i the 
Doctor mnkes th'- fxi-enimut wx hope he 
will give the public the result of his eiperi- 
euce." 

It is a pleasure to know that Dr. Bedford 
still lives in Al<in;.'tou, honored in his later 
years as in early life, and in the enjoyment 
of health and competence. Has his experi- 
ence in sheep rinsing been recorded? 



can War, m IrtlU, of the -WjoMiing Artil- 
lerist.s,' under command of Caniam E. I,. 
Dana. 'Ila. od.- v.as rendered at a meeting 

held on t. , ...... ..... ,,, li,, ,.'.■; -,; .,!,.„li-t 

Church ,„, !■■. ■:,■ - , I :. ;■ ■• : . :;:iii., 
which u., .. '.,: .: I,'. I' . i I . . •'■ '.liner. 

The |.,„ ,i, I,:. Ml..: I ■,,; ,,,1 K 1 , lliu 

Wilkes-nnrre /..■„,„,. l.ieia..( ,,i. jO. H. 
Beaumont, of Iho 4th U. S. Cavalry, ad- 
dressed a note to that papier from Port 
Bowie, Ari/omi, in wliich he stated that the 
poem wa- ■.v,itt«.T. t.i. I,i- f>,ih,.r, the late 

Hon. \,|.''. . ■'■ : 1 M. • ,t wa.. pi,l,. 

lished 111 . : , ',. -iJ, J847. 

and c,;.:, ' ' . ■ ■ • - ; . .' i i, inurndic 

Hcruhl. 'ii . i..,..; %. I a- i,,i;.e.^,: 

Aiii--"77i,' iiU,,-^pnu<jh:l l:„nnr,:" 
Oh say, did you hear the loud clarion of war 

Send its siujinioningblast o'er ourhillsaiid 

niirvalUv' [ijpear. 

An I '>',....::),' I- ;, liiict, his buckler and 

I . :, . , : "The Star Spsngled 



See our -ons rush to arms- 
While the pas.sion for glory each gallant 
heart warms: [boast. 

And the sons of AVyoming shall hence be otir 
Bo the theme of our soul' and the soul of our 

toast. 
Behold where the fane of religion ascends. 
Those youth clad in arms round the altar 
of freedom. 
And pi, 'due, in the presence of kindred and 
IneiuU. 
Their lilui.dand their lives, if their country 
should need them, 

Then the pa'au rose high, 
And the shout rent the sky. 
While the patriot tear stole from each geiier- 
ouseye: j boast. 

And the sons of Wyoming shall e'er be our 
Be the theme of our song and the soul of our 
toast. ( Clare 

.\nd ne'er shall the page of our hist'ry de- 
That the youth of Wyoming are wanting lu 
duty: 
Beloved as comnanion.s— undanntcd in war. 
And the smiles of the fair are their "Ijooty 
and beauty." 

For the same ardor fires. 
The same spirit in<i.ire<. 
That guided in battle their patriot sirrs: 
.\nd the sons of Wyoming shall long lie our 

boast. 
Bo the theme of our .-ong .iiid the soul of our 
. toast. 



riiE iiisToincAi. HKconn. 
;•"■'■. ill- 1, ,•,„„„.(,„■. 



ihI ,■! (Jrvul 

■iv<- I li,.:iri 



Uhowa~S.m\Vrif;ht? ' 


' ' • 


Wl,-,t it question. A.^ if pv,.r- 


iho.l, diihi't 


know tlioouly mau who .■i^in ! 




oysters. A nr.m of pur;;;. .. ; 


. "■ ' •",; i.Xfd 


shade of cok.r, who i.t..; -.M 




tlio iiiveutor, or di-fo\. ■. i .i i 


:■■ "t'.;<l"vj,i 


Kuverar.', ( a l.v-t ai 1 1 u.Ml.rwl,, 




tious Con-^tiHitional Prohibitiou 


1 wasneiiher 


needed uur ttioiiflit of. 




No. I :im 1.1) Kii. Xin Win!; 


le: but this 


VillMt^C 1:: ,1'.,;,.! ■■•-:'■.■. .-\\:;1 




Cham- ., V ■ , > '■■■■, 


■l.utatidu if 


nobiiil ; .■• : . -jii 




Jua'l - 1 . ,. . 1 ";,. 


xxiUbereo. 


I.l« a.-,l.u,^- ■ V, !.,_, ^,„- i,.i„iio 


Kobinson." 


whosp .small bet r was fjual to i 


tr.u Imperial 


Bevera-e. 




Ask Dr. Iii^-ham. Capt. Dt-ii 


ni? or Gen. 


Dana, not that either can be ex| 


lected to re- 


Dieinber so far back as half a 


cent'iry. bm 


the story must have been -til! t 




early youth: how one traiuii 


li,' day the 


courteous mv.ntor of tl.i •■Inij., 




"The comi.lin:..,!^ ,ir -m:,:i',' 


1 Un:;ht to 


Cai.t. H.B. \\r .•■ : 


Ihe [ileasiiie 


of his Co,,,, :;, : .. -:.. 


lid on \\ e-t 


Side of the i'l;' ... - i 




tired and thir-t . , ., 


'/'■, ,;'''',,, .p^*" 


miss his OOlill. i';\, r ,... 


...•l.'."!! 



boy tvertiot at ,i 
memory of ,Sani 


T.J clr,, 

\\iil:Ii1 


A Lbu~o 

The Kloomsbn 
has (li=e..vered in 
from which it \vi. 


nlld ai'i 



As w.-ll„-.,lri(..lh,-,.far„ii.-,...,l ■l■.•.-.• 
\Vill«•s-Karl....^,.v. -Jd. Is.il. 
Can you reject this? 

Nno.vii.^ F,u.i.s. N . Y..l<e[it. -S',, 
■•'■noli Hi.r..i;i,: I re.id m j...; 
Ins week a-kint;. who is Sam W; 
einember him well as a popular at 



pylvaiiia climate and cuunirv w.m- i,nt 


V ■ r \ 


attractive to the red-coated hiVrlii',- 


wh,i 


came ovtr to assist in cnishin.'; ilh" 




patriots of the American colonic .-. 11,, 


■ !■ 1 


t-ri-- d.ded January ifS, n-;^. :;,:l 




written by a Ue.ssiau oliicer in Ihe il; 


I lU-li 


Army. (Jf the jieneral character ol 


the 


country he writes: 




"If tiie Ilonoiable Count I'enn ^l 


amid 


surrender to n,u the whole coimtrv, on 




ditioii that I should live here dur,ii_' mj 


• 1 i 1 e 


I -houM scarcely accei.t it. Amoii" 


. „„J, 


hundred persons, not merely in I'hil 


alel- 


phia, iiiit also throuL-hout the whuli- i, 




borhood. not one tins a healthy cohir. 


the 


caiL-e 01 which is the unliealthy air and 


bad 


w.iter." Thi.-. is caused, he says, 


"by 


the woods, morassi.s and mount 




which p:irtlj confine the 


' air! 


and partly [loi-on it. inakiiij,' 




country unhealthy. Nothim: i.- n.ure , 




inon here," heconlinues. "tliaii a lev, r 


",,,.,.,. 


a year, then eniptioiw. itch, n,-." '1 hi- 


dire 


[)ictiire reaches a clia:a.v I..1, r ,mwl„-, 


■•■ he 


declares: "Nowhere ii.ave 1 -, ei, -,j i 




mad people as here. . . . I'r, ,,».ntl 


\ t he 


peoi.lc are cur.vl, but almost all h.iv,- a , 


■„,,., 


m idn.-s., a dcran'rement of mind « 




pruc. ed- from ^luu'-ish, not aclive b: 


loud. 




ik IS 


n,.i li df .-,) rich, the bread 'yives link, n 




In ret;;ird to climatic iii;h:,.i,c, -. 


thi- 


ver.iciou- chronicler writes. •• 1 l„. il,i, 


i,d,r 


ail- in si,riii„' and autumn are iin,'i,di,r. 


;il'.|'," 


In -iimmer misls fall ami w.-t ev, r\ tl 




andta.n in the :ifteriio,.n th-iv i, a 11, ii 


1 der 


slorm. In winter When ih,- tr, .- .,r,. fr. 


.-led 


lU tliemornina, it niius in the afleiimui 





riiK iiisroincM i;i:rt)i;i>. 



llii^wntii - (1( . 


riptive al.ililj r 


llio clean. -,1 lu-ti 


T He iTPfacf 


»ithlh, nnnl-t, 


t.'iiic-ut th;it "T 


Binrcitj of 1 1 


<. 'I'hf fvcat li 


h. 1 


' . - r ■, ;■. :- "Inn 1 


qui 1 


'. ■ .:.ti '.'ii 


wou 1 . 


■:• ' ■ ■ ■ :'t;y. 


'1 1.* r. 




l.ll tl u 


■,'. i ! 


twchi. tuM^ 




Clanoe A i 




n rplai\e iii i 




hadt'onelii r i 




Btill, mimcJ , 




reHchtattu 1 




stiutl iiiolu 1 




Bod dltd \ 1 1 




BUKkc, nhltll V. 1 


; PfrchtJ m a In, 



Ceuttnnlal of Luzerne 
These days in which wf li 
with coiitenrial ob^ervn: -, 
churlish to say that i: . : 
thoin.Theyserveag,,,. i ; 
— iu the ah>enr« oC i-i:. 
featnrf-^— c,-,;np-ir;iin. '■, • 



111., T,a-li:i« 
■id Wyumiti 

; abuiii :i. 

lal.ilarils. J 

h:i- ^W.,11,. 



ipoii a comity which was to 
.vcallhy aud |joiniloiis. De 
. an oflicer in tlie French 
in the Seven Years' War. 



great ;,,!:', 

Whd V..M :■, : ■„,•, 

Jiorts 11, tl . I'.' 1 ; ; r- - .'' > ; 

strvance, and wlieii the d. t ::U.'. ; 

are published— n~ they will be— h 

torical Society the vohmie wil 

away as a valuable contribution t 

of local history. Most peojile wx 

their dose of historical research 

whenever, however, and wherevt 

without expeudin.,- the en.;rt:j ute.--ary 

npon attendaiir-T ,t i r "' ' '' i ;■ ••'.•, \ • r\ 

muchon the pni ■■ ■ ■ • ■ ! :,.. ' 

days have at.: - : - i> :. . 

pulpit of their I , .i , . .■ ; . .:,.: l i, i 

hear his serinu:..- .\;i:i:juL ita...i^ lu ^u lo 

church. 

But seriously, an event such as was cele- 
brated on Saturday is no mean one and there 
are broui^ht together a vast deal of historic-.! 
data that miL-ht otherwi-e be lost. It is not 
very electrifyiui,' work for the man of auti- 
qnariiin tables to rumniaije among tlie ''(iead 

tive like a c-ii.t. i i,> ,; < .ruj-in to drive 
him to its |.!i I :..),;ibly nearly 

every one of til. . - Mruten under 

just such pr.--;... :, :; ::i! neiit to write 
on H certain tuple- ;i i uk .n luiie in which 
to do it and e.ju-t-iiuently a ru-h in the few 
remainius; hours to cor;.pUte the task as- 
signed. Hut when d.-.!!.- the work remains. 
■ — it may bt' of i.'rt..* v.t!ii-' tri cf.rninij irene- 
rations.it ina\ lii .; ..- . " !•• or no" vtilue. 
What init.'i,ij . : . ....ne over this 

county in ih. *' 'i -i ■ .i" a century! 
Made up ori:,-ii,,.i!j ..i lii, territory now 



the His-- 


by order 


of 


be stored 


addressed 


a 


1 our fund 


valier de 


la 


It to take 


hi- ; I (■ . ri 


;. .;! 


id libitum, 


1 1 ...''•- . • : ■ 




■ wanted— 


1 1 : ■. . . ' • ' •■ 





rjwledint; 

•\u. The 
H in his 
.r.-athiuir 



and countj a century hencel 

of "Stella of Lackawanna," 
(icrtrude Uatres, of Scran- 
ire 111 the hands of a larije 



rse of 



vhereScrantou i 



1702599 



rzi'.jtM: CULM V losroi i k k 



TitE JllsTni:icAf. i!k-COh;l>. 

I'MSr Ori-K-K. 



\ I fonnorly Mill Hollow,) Kimifilon 

ill" ll.izio 

Mill:- I'lMins 



.UlackCivrk 

Wright 

Union 

.. , llaiiov.r 



PU-ii-ant \ 
uamed hs 
Valley in 
i'lensniit \i 
ly c:>l!ed Ma 



■'. . r: -Id not bf ?o 
;l.v H riea>ant 
CoufequcGtIy 
• .'■■ i~ Avoca I receut- 
.if IS a Pleasant Hill 
ill Itoss Township but it coi'ld not be so 
called as there is such an oftice in Lawrence 
County. It IS therefore named Sweet 
Valley. 

PosrOmcE. TowNsHii'. 
AMc-u .NVnv,.ort 



Hea.li Hav 
Ke.-ir 1 reek 
lWh..nd .. 
Uhok Kidi 



Dorrance 
•Driflor . 

T)rmn'8.. 



Kin;;~ton 

lis .Jack~.il, 

n Sae.irh.af 

Dalla- 

Dorran.-.- 

Ih.ulr 

Huilpr 

Man-v 

H.ldM 

K..s;.>r 

^.■::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::''i::^ 

springs Fairni. .unt 

Kini.-t..n 

Foster 

int _....\V|i-lit 

n.-i ;.■.•.•.•;.■;.•.■; ■.■.v;;.'.;:;;.^. nymomh 

H.mlook 

}-\iXr-T 

Ha?.le 

■• nuntini;ion 

■k Fn,,er 

Hazle 

lloll-nhaok 



Hi.ntsvillH 

•)"-a\"wile. 

'Kincston 

KMi'.kie"'.;. 

Kjtili' 

.■>k,s ,»t H 



Mills 



.Hllutincton 

.Jack~oQ 

Jcnkin. 

Hazlu 

Hazle 

.. .KincMon 
....Franklin 
Dallas 



u,.n.;v.;:--.;;-.v.-.v.-.v.;v.v.-.v..v.^'V,a::i;;:;: 
•i'!!:l',Mv;.'.v.v;.".';.v;;;;;.:.v.';.v.v.'.v.'.v.;.i'ialns 

p.. !>, .Warrior Knn) Hanovrr 

I':;- ■- I r-'k l,..|mian 

; ;i--io" PittKton 

i'iai'r:'.^wii;.; vl; v! nii; siaiionn !!:;:;:::; j'lalnii 

Jl'lyn,..nth.. Plyni.M.lh 

li'-Y l^.ck^';'.'^ ;■.;;;: ;;;:':'.::;;';';:;i,^,ir,',',','^,;"? 

l;---'-r JIniiti„.4lon 

i;..;'ki'rien.'.''.'...V.V.V.V.V.V.V.V.V.'.'.V.Viiack"i'r'".k 

•i'l.i.'k-hinii'y ■.■.'.■. '.■.■.'.■.■.■.'.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.SfilV.n and Lnlon 

Silkw..rtli l,,l,inau 

M'""m Sloiiim 



Town Hill.. 

TnT.-ksvilTc 
l].I..Tl...|>i(; 





. lla/lo 




.liutlcr 




. Ruck 




Kiitler 


Sni-a 


r .\oti-li 






Sii 


^•arlo.if 


Hnn 






Union 


..K 





Wmi.. 
\Vi..iai 


-Harr. 
Ihu.'n. 


ulle 




Wilkrs-liar 

Fosi 


Otiic. 
otKc.'^. 


■s wifll 


, an 


asterisk, ( • i 





A r.nrire lOagle Shot. 

[Pittston Gazette.) 
-\ splendid specimen of the bald efslo was 
shot yesterday in tlie vicinity of Kansoni by 
t rt d HotTurr. in company with Fr.ank and 
H : ;■ I' V, , , .,. who were out for a day'a 
ti ■ ' i ;:)•• country. The ea^jle drop- 

1' ' , 1 i :i wing and a bullet throut;h 

it-' l> I I.' Iiiid measured six feet and 
euTit mriies across the wint,'s and three feet 
from beak to tail. 



i.iki", lat Harvey '6 U-ike) Iji-iinrin 

Lark,vill6, I formerly lilindtowiiV, '.'.'. r.i'l>niuu'll, 



^ In IslO the Luzerne f'ount> .^ttriculturnl 
Society was first organized. 



Ilppl 



ii'ted (IfT^eriiition of '. 



sn).!K)-i(Hl iiii-f.'orit'Mii tliv cuikH'tioii of tlio 
Wyoming lii-tdncal .•uiil(ifolo;,'K'.il Society, 
from a irifiTifi-i-iitly rtaU IjBfoi-p ttii'SociHy 
by Ur. I luirh-s F. 1h-Ikiii]. 

Tlii.-- iiiiis-of immral WHS left in dinrge 
of thi.^ -^ocii'tv l.v Mr. .T. Cr..o1<it, of Ko^s 
To«ii-lii|.. l„ix.'i^. r,,.:; -v, V.' , '■<■ he ob- 



yiv,.„ of in^t.-rii... Al. 1 

of ihe Innilule of .\lmi-s .-uid Inspector 

Gtuenil of tlio mine.-; of Fniiioe, in an 



1^-11. He 
.- ii^ that 
>• to nn 

.Int^UOt 

niv.rsally 
. meinbor 


theOiil' ■..,'!' 
from c.|:, 1'. !■ 
Ptronfji'^^t liilioid' 
stones of tho -i 
.iinonntof the J'o 
bein« iit tho 1, 


niVfl w 

itsthii.i .- 

r.lCO of 


formation. anJ 


hcinL' t 



tlie iios^ Town>hip stone is totally 
lit it and has no other indication of its 
•I brrn hfatfd. 
ondly, and of iireat import, I find the 

■ nlj- tiiil't!, whereas tno specUic- yravity 

to '- iitjd] an average lieini; rf-M. The 
li ^peeinitn h is a i;ravity of i^.CU'.i. and 
tron^'lv attraeiabi.- bv the inasnet: yet 
.s no maijuetic I'oiver, and hence no 
ity inhe.ent. 'Ihe Ko^s 'lownship 
in-n !;;ves no evidence whatever of 



broat;iit th(- J'.it-dam sand-tune t)Ds, the 
no more dillicult task, that of having 
lirouyht the specimen toKoss Towu^liip. 

An llisl..rie Lo- Chapel. 

'I'hoM.tlii Ai,n'iir,in recently contained 

rh:;[.el al Ni s'-.amui^' in Huclcs County. " 
It \va- the pioneer seminary for a-pirant-- to 
the Presbyterian ministry a centnry and a 
half a<jo. It was six miles south of Doj les- 
town, twenty miles ont of i'iiilaJelphia. 
When in America in 17.3;i the celebrated 
Bvan>relist, Uhitliold, preacfied here Io;;ib O 
people. The deed for the LTounJ. dated 

cimsiu, ' Kev. \V:Mi: -i ' T ::-;-:-W:i lri,h 



• been lh«- Indu 



led 



iccrd with my an- 


south of 


which I -et but the 


could be 


■ presence of iron. 


The 1. 


. 1 frund tho mass 


Tennr.ut 


na. lime, maynesia. 


■wa- emii 


ited, a faint trace of 


tions th 


th. 


many ii. 


iken in connection 


scent. 1 


,1 -J.i;!-,:}. we have a 


ters. iiri 


he mineral Anor 




vity bein^' -J.Taii. 


durln_- ; 


he section of feld- 


loa.d ..: 1 


..•v, if the m.-i^s In 


disccA, I. 


;eonte. and did not 


Fianklii; 



■/■//;; in\i(n:/cAL !:}■:< 



for( 



of MuuinDiiih. 

The Jicv. Oliailfs ]i.-utt.v, an trisli Preshy- 
tcriau. wlio w.-if. cliiii.laiii wilii L)r. Knmkliu 
i:i llio iiriiiy on tho l-ehi^'ti, in IT.'ti, was 
oducatetl lipre. He was an cn-iyraiit with a 
I'Ood classical education, Inil c-Diiii'f Hid to 
make a liviu« by poddliiiK. Hiliu.t: out- 
day at T.ni; nollpiif, ho accD.-tcd lli- pruli-^- 
sor tan.ihiih ii. ria.isical J.alin. Atler 
SOUK- i>. .,' 1.-, Ill wliich the pt-ddler 
cvideiH' i ! ■, .,.,1. Mr. T<;-in.nt-:aid. 

"Cioai;.' ' I'lii-of ycair iK'.ck and 

retain u: n . ■ ',. ■■• d ^tudy wild nit. It 
will be a >iii lo continue a peddler, wlicn 
you can be so much more useful iu another 
profession.'' Beatty became an eminent 
preacher. He was present at the coronation 
of George HI. 

While chai.lain with Dr. Franklin's army 
on the Lehiuh, dnrint; the French 
and Indian ^^■ar, an incident is related 
worlln'fifri '-"d, Th,' ^. .!■!:■■■ -.-:■- 1'. iv, .-i 
a gill ••\ ..,!,■;,; ] ,.■:,,., :.. ■: ... 



John Wilson and 
ist of 32 publish- 



ed and nii) 


iiililished diaries, journals or iiar- 
hc Sullivan expedition, tliou^'h 


liie one m 
before beei 


the presi-iil pamphlet has never 
11 published. It IS stated that the 
Heorse (irant has been printed ill 

/,;;, 'Wilk.-Uarre. ! :.'i.nl,lic,ni. 



m ul liun. .SU 
rof (hisT.arlif 



jbcu Jenkins, of 
.liar journal, Will- 

I '. :i r during 



at Cherry Valley at the 
■re. Ho was with Clinton's 
I's expidition. He con- 

\\-'r ■ '! \-.'.- : ■ t!:)L'infor- 



Uu iJr. I . - ■ .1 .■ ■ , I.. I .!:.. 

lin, r,f ; -,,.-.,', ■.■i.-tii:d i!i /.t- 

tendiii'' • ;. -tea, "It is. 

perha,. , - , ;' •. ■-- yuiir pro- 

fession i . . ^ : - ,1 -•• '. . A -t 111'/ rum, but 
if you well lo di-lri'T.t" it outonly ju:lafler 
prayers, j on w ould have them all about you." 
Mr. Beaity protitcd by the advice and in 
future haci no reason to complain of non- 
attendance. A few hands mea>uri-d out the 
liquor after prayers reyulaily. He died at 
Harbadoe.=, whither he "had gone to collect 
money for the Xew Jersey Colkse in 1771. 
Scarcely a vestige of those old college 
times now remains about there— save a tire 
crane, said to have been used by Mr. Ten- 
nent iu hi' own house, and a part of the old 
wall, a loot and a half thiek, in the end of a. 
kitchen attached to an old house there. 
Some old coins bearing the date 1710 were 
discovered there years ago. Not a vestige 
remains of the temple whose roof echoed 
often ilie loud, earnest preaithings of tiuth. 

We liave received from .Mr. Justin Uiusor, 
corresponding secretary of the Ma.ssaehnsetts 
Historical Society, a valuable pamphlet of 
■I"' pages, of which the following is the title 
page iiKcriptif-n: 

Salli.^-- ]■- _ 1^-: : \. 11, -I the Indians 



Vldtru and 14 men. Took Col. 
ner, also Lieut. Col. Holdeii and 
lied of je inhabitants, ;i" persons: 



So. of (h-ad bodii-s. 
iigh ilitcheirs wife 
iilpt, with a No. of 



to the passing of the 
■ouL'h Wyoming on its 
r7il, IS inltnMing. but 



lie Jl 



jf Willi: 



Tin: iiisroiucM, j;, 



!_• 11 II Clock 




:.rd till- boats. 


InTlorin: 


attle. aud take 


••KuKI 


■Jid down the 


of the 'I'o 


..■!oNv Wylucce 


Ulld lak. 


• :- ■■:>: pa^sd 


Owen. \', 


. ■ ■ -MO* is 


nnder-i ■ 


- -1 • other 


COIlipl ii: 


■ ■' ■ '■ IllOUU- 


knowU^l. 


<;anif--'l miles 


the i.u|., 



Oct. 4th. 'J'hi:inioniin- the Aii„v Marchd. 
fttid left I'ort Snllivaii nt H () Clock for Wy- 
oming—came over pcTUij land thi- dai — 
>V.=s.1. a deliU. on the brink of tlie river 
where a narrow patli on the steei. side of a 
laige niijiiiit'iin nbo'it 'ii " i feet perpendicn- 
lar which made U very d:ingerous to pass; 
and v.as a -ollid r.ick il.rn- horses with their 
loads fell oil and da-lnd to pitces m the 

point of the river— Sum.' riiu t'..\< r.:x ;,nd 
very liard this ni;'lif- -CaM..- -J.". ii^ilrMi.'i- day 
— I'art of the lro..p. ca.ne m t'..- :,.v;s. 

Uctoher r.th 'I I .^ ... 
the troops all < k I, ' >: 
eiceptinga N, i . .; ,. 
down the p ■.' I t .- , !■ 
river and enc ;■ i i ', ;: -, 
the boats came on %- ■ : 
some bad rapids— Til i 
very raonntauy and ..; 
side 6ome ?mall tiatt--- ^. 
tains 'MO feet perpendicu! 
this day. 

October Gth. This mornins the troops 
movd on at tiO Clock proceeded down this 
river and encarapt west side of the same on 
a piece of land that was cleared by girdlnc 
the trees and was covtrd with Enslish grass 
—Came 30 -Miles. 

October 7th. This mornin? the .\rray 
movd on and arrivd at Wyoming I'i.O' 
Clock .\. .\I. and encampt on a pine i.lain— 
the_t.;oo[.8 drew half a pint of \\ hiskey each 
—This river is very mountacy. on the sides 
of it and opposite these mountains on the 
other side, some small liats which are very 
rich and good laud, those riaits from Tioga 
to Wyoming have all I. ten icii ruvj and 
clear'd by gir.iiii, ,., l.-,: • . :,•- . :.r. all 
hnrnt by ll:. 1 . - ■-.,-..'> 

pleasantly s: • l ' : , . ,,; tl • 

river and the 1 ..i ■, .: i. ■ - ■. . ., -.h,,! 

—Came lo miles, inai;!H:.- u; la- -.mi..!,-;'! 
miles from 1 ioga to this i lace i.\ water. 

October iDth I Sand i> . The Arun iiiarclid 
aud left the ground y.i'i'clook ]'. M.' for Kas- 
ton— Came over a large ni.j.intam very 
rocky and some muddy slonghs .\rrivd. at 
Bullocks-f'arm at a long meadow ll.( Vcloek 
at iii;;ht where the troops encam|)t— Came7 
miles this day. 

Oetober ir)th. Arrivd at Easton 1. O'clock 



i\ iii:n iti:i!\M( i< w vs 

Kviiloiie.. 1 cniiiiVK tiTislKrw 11 



■ Ahead of Tl 



In 17S0 the great "Pumpkin FIoo.V inun- 
dated the entire Valley and did much damage. 
In ly'-i) the population of the county was 

In IH'iuthe coal trade increased rapidly, 
aud the Baltimore Coal Company was or.-an- 
ized. 

lu I8:l9 the first county bank, the -W vom- 
ing Hank," at Wilkes-Barre, commenced 



ler date: 
— A part 
t-act of 



perceived. A part of lliis tract and of the 
town of lierwick is included in the 
Town of Salem. General Sleek, .Mr. Wilson 



..f .May. I-;.-*?, t 
I'.ssed on the 27 
It appeared lo t 



the l.uidand-etle , u, „.,.i.m; •.,; ; i.-.e-- 
deiii title. i noMAs (. o.,iiu.' 

This letter will be found reeoided at largo 
in tlie oiiice of the Secretary of Internal 
AlTaus at Harrisburg. in volume I, relating 
to Uyoinmg land,-, p. l.Vi. It would .seem 
to be salisfaclory evidence of the time when 
the Town of Berw ick v;as laid out. 

Kteuue.n Jkskins. 

Wyoming. Sept. 17, ItsiU. 

In 17!)!: a ftital form of typhu-^ fever r.aged 
along the Sus.iuehtmna. Whole families fell 
victims to it. 

In 1'7:5 the first marriage in W ilkes-Barre 
(while 1 oceiired this year in the Deiiison fa- 
mily, and the lir-t birth followed it. 

In isl-i the tir~t ehuich erected and com- 
plel< d in the I'liblic .S.pjare, U ilkes-Harre. 



run iiisri 



of tliti olclc-u time, Uiti qiiai 
cnrly pediiKOguc-:, the forue 
niid im-tliods of teiicliiiii;. a 
oils scliolurs, some of wiion 



Isa 



it builduii;^, tlu 



i>-uiie of 



viho n ■ ■!.:., 
ciciit. ;.: i I ■. ; 

At the li'i . i .■,:. ;, •. 

in !l dlhipldaieil (■■Uinuicii 
age and had u^atjc by thi 
whom had made two or throe unsuccess- 
ful attemiits to end, its existenee by 
conflagration. The stnictuve was one of 
four jiuljlic buildint;s which then occuiued 
the square, viz; Thecouri house, •'tire-proof' 
(inwliichthe county otlioes were located) 
the M. K. Cli.neh and the acidi-my. IJun- 
uiny t!ii ■ ',[■•1 t' — in ' . ./, ' ■ ■; '. ; I ■'., ..-,., ■, 
Mom ;:• I •: .■ . ,, ^. ., , V . " ■ . 

Ion;; :::'■:. 
by ,.!1 , . ... ,..: . : 
hou-t . ', II ; I .•.•■.,,,■■■■.,.,. . 
of arrhi' :•: .., ;,.,!,■ |.. ; ! . 
Duleh ! -.,i;- ..:':: ■ , 



cell.; 
hoar I 
thor. 
scho> 



ity. His niol^ -; ; ■':■■-'.',;■: ; •...^- .;',- v,-v. 

hide, a plentif m ' ■ : .: 

kept at .Mr. Ai :,--,. 

of the square, i: -.■}■.... ........ ..,.ii 

coins to the -tore ror one wiMea ..i r. U.ina 
nsed to cnasti.-B the late Judsjo U aiier. 
Anion" the names of those who were attend- 
iny the academy are .J. Butler Cunynijiian, 
Frank Butler, Charles Collins, C. V. Waller, 
Cieorsje G. Waller. Sam .McCarra- 
cher, S. H. Lynch. Tom Smith, 
«ob Wri-ht, Kd ButhT, Chiirlev Chafman. 
W. I.. Conyngham and.IonaU.au Bulkeley. 
Ihel.ittrr had an t\|'eri.r.ce at one time 
Willi thcdacon'- ri'whule wiiii-h resulted in 
th. iMdu liuent of the t.a.l,..r. A number 
ot the scholars were sununoned as witnesses 





fni 


lly prepar- 


; i....;-..ali 


I w 


■alls. The 


, I canuo 




•ecall. es- 


,eon Syh 


i-es 


ter Dana, 


, and a 


most ex- 


)lh great 


ki: 


nduess of 


u-nce. he 




IS yet very 


1 he disc 


il.l'i 





.rd.:. and 



>■ . .. _.,;,.',;. ,<, lr,;,|, and 

According to my recollection the old 
buildint: was demolished in 18;i!i, and for 
two or three years the school was kepi in « 
Iiartof ttie old Morgan Hotel, on River 
Street. A brick building ot more modern 
pretensions and appointments was ero-;ted 
<ni the ohUite. and that gave place with tlie 
other buildings on the square to the present 
court honsc. C. K. L. 

Carboudale, Oct. lo, 18S6. 



k H 


OUJif. 




mce 


of 1 


Ihe old 


klin 


and 


North- 


tha 


■ t a few facts 


1 hi: 


^tory 


of the 


eres 




Thor- 


•d t 


bnild 


:eal the 
^■rof it. 



• down this summer, and its 
i-'ii, vouch for the skill and 
. of its builder, whoever he 
I ■ last home of (ienr^-e M. 
' was .so long identified with 



The Elmira .-l<7rc;'/.scr has been publish- 
ing a series of historical reminiscences under 
the title of "Letters of Uncle Jonas 
Lawrence." The author is John L. Sextan, 
Ks.i.. of Rlossburg, Tioga Co.. i'a.. who 
deals with many of the towns and villages 
on both sides the line between .Sew Vork and 
Pennsylvania. The letters h.ive just been 
issued in book form by the Ailei-ili\fi: 

In I'-'l 1 the first nail factory was erected 
in Wilkes-Barre. 





'/•///; nisrm: 


ilk.-s-l!.il 


-1.' I'Hst.ir in rown. 


inu \\.-(ln 


f-<lay \y,\A n cimver- 


V\oinin.' 


\iillcy Hold with nil 


a' w,n-i'^ 


c-cTvc(l L'entl.-mun 




livcil ill Wilkos-iiun-e 


iH'iS. 'ui.- 


iiaini:- i-; Kov. Dr. 


oi..;-, :ukI 


1,,' 1^ rortnr of tlie 




1. I'hilruU'lpliia. Dr. 




jiiliTrMiii:; rfiiiiuis- 


.l-.'ialVr, 


h.-l.-K in- spent i.nrt 


17 ,1, r.'Ct 


■n ot St. Stophfij's. 


.did li-,- 


i:.v. Dr. Cl.-ixtoi,, of 



'rii'.']-:: 



M. 1)., ,svo.. ,.. ;i,.7. 

Tln,^= is the title nf ,i volimu- t;i^ iui; a ei 
plele reeoal ol theeelebnitiou IriM ji iir, j 
imred niider the auspices of the Daupi 
Comity Historical Soci.ty. 'rhevoluuiet 
tains a fuh aeeount not only of the iT.-liri 
ary ineelinu's and adilres,es, but eoinii 



people scar 
down villa 
tliat tinic. 



«as at 
1 e lipre 
ielph-a 



of tlie I i , :. ;- - , t., -. laial for tlie es- 

tablishnunt of a pi.l.iic lihr.uy. 

A I'tiiladel]ihia tirui are making arrauge- 
nients for the pni.licntion of a lii^tory 'of 



iliiHiniaiice.-, inc.aUi;,.; u.i <..;ii .JuUiie 
Woodward's family. U hile he was ni< st 
favorably impressed with the pe.M'le 
lie was not so similarly Im- 

pressed with the town. It seeiu- 
ed in .0. -il '■ t . r, ilroads. had no percepti- 
ble r. , :,tsaw uothingiu the fn- 
tni. 1 - ,1. li : • a young man and a 
str.ui.- I . . : ,,;. lot hire. Accordumly 



that hi 
by the 
upon t 



Iphl; 



1,1> 10 the. 
bnt by the 


remarkable 

^iJerillL'St. 


■---:-:::^ 


• in-hesiu 
Ml. He 
now, the 



a lady friend, 
quiet liut now 
•n made known 



Rev. U. \\ . Condii is the author of a his- 
tory of Kastori, wliich is beiiit! printed in 
parts at ."jO cents each. I'art ."> is devoted 
mainly to the l.athtraii Church history of 
the town. .V bio-raphy of Hon. (ieor^e 
Tajloi i-alsouiven. The ilhistrations are: 
St. Taul's Church. St. Peter's Cliurch, the 
-rut Kock and Eddy" and a prolilo of 
Geur;,-o Taylor. 



faction a'li i : il. M i - I'l al, : , a, - i"-'.ory 

should be patronized before the people 
throw their money int') liie corlersof pu out- 
side party. We believe in protection to hon.e 
industr; to the fullest evtent. It is anncumced 
in the .Montrose /»ria,,c,if/a„Mhat '-a number 
of leading: citizs'iis of'tlu' county will assist 
in the preparation,'' and the ciiapter on the 
medical ju-ofe-'siou will he written by Dr. 
Calvin C. Hawley. of Montrose. 

We learn from the Doylestown /,i/e;/!- 
:/.'i.crr that Rucks is to have its history pre- 
pared by an ( Ihio firm. If their experience 
is anytliitit; like that in Jjuzerne the Bucks 
County people will tvish they had let •■patent" 
histories .-done. 

'nw Miii.iLiur ul .\,u,-i-irrra H!sh„-<i for 
acptendier is both a surp.ri-e and a delii'ht. 
With the lirst oin-ninir of it- biMUtiiul i ijes 
one is ushend into an nuniue |^oil:ai; gal- 
lery, and ii;:;k>.s or renews aci|nainlaii( e with 
a loiifr line of brilliant [,ublic charai'ler~ .V 
more entertainiiir: ciiiuribuiiou to iija_'a/.ine 
literature than Mrs. Lamb's •■Iliu-lrated 
Chapter of i;.--iniiin-s" it would be iiard to 
tind. It is the history of an old ;ii.-t...ric iii- 
-titution importaiil to the wliole country, 
and contains ju-l precisely i\w information 
wanted by thou-aml- of mtelh-eiil readers 

andliisloVic'al .-k^i<-h nev. r bitore pre-,nitd 
so conci.~ily and etlectivtlj. 

Dr. K^rl-'s .V.d'v ,i,.^l M,„., „■, in the Har- 



article on "I'l 
Currency," " 
siory ot a l-o' 



.f the landers M, 



nr\ 



he Historical Record 



A MONTITLY PU'iLICATlON 



DEVOTED PRIXCirALf-V TO 



Zhc iSarl^ IMstor^ of Wl^omino IDalle^ 

AND CONTIGUOUS TiavRlTORY 

WITH 

NOTES AND QUERIES 

RiOGKAPIIICAL, AnTIOL'AKIAN, GkNKAI.OOICAL 

KniTED ]^.Y F. C. iOHNSnX, M D. 



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-J :!! ■ moiiy. ilirpct and ciicniu^tanlial, it ]=■ haz- 

i:..veili.,;r His Mouu.upni :.i l-.r:,„ii,„,l, "rclini; but very little to asset that Joseph 

Onia.U-NVw Facts i.. tlu- l.ilc ,.f II,,. J^™'" «'"-^ of th,* noblest descent 

I'ajiH.iis fi.ii-f- i)p,,i.,i ti,;.f i,H „■„ ill ainoiiL' lii.s iintioii.'" It would apj.ear from 

■li. >\ >..-,, M,,_ 11:, s*a<T..or.)„l,:t n:s fJence presented tl.at Ttiayendanega's 

'1 I . i.'ier the Mohiu-k fln„r' f:it''er was a disliiisnished warrior; .=onie- 

1*' "^ '-ttl. of ^^i ; mh,c ' ,: ''.'."r^ ^'i"^" Aro,-hyada>,ha and at other., 

>'-.-- .■.a.o th. .<ai"act on i>."-<"\^>-'"'^-^-^'0 been,,;,- .,.,■)„,„ of the 

ot ■ ^, , '. , ,,; M„st 1 -<n,.,'.„ Mohawks un the death cfKi. • I ', :,. i ; p k iu 

— — ■ :■ ""hlr^^l^eri: ^^;;i|i h^^"!~!r'^r.''^ ^ ' - ^''^ 

!',';;', .' ■ ^ ■. ■' '^ '■^(""^^' claim- !,;<., „u. tU liidian u".. • ^. i':''^; 

,.",,,' 'V " - '" 'I"? contrary. J„h,isr,n thenllMi, t , . r 

^:^' ■-';:; '^ r"'^^-^-"-'^ti,,, Sort to V,. Vu.s^'i;-^ \.: C : .: ' '. 

im .la.n.-. iN-iuu.-y from it-^ lornier thai Th-iVfMd .■" , • r,t 

I ui" lied ''uu "''''• '^ '"0™«"t. Ijten relin- kroVlc'd^-e o! i'. ..■ ; ' i, ■ /m": 

his't.! '■ '•;'|| '''7"|";-^'' " ■ ^ -; ■.v;:./J in ..,,.„ ,,, „ „f j,,,]^^,,^ ,;„,,,;;,^^.. ..nd Mar^i^dl 
noa: , ■,..', -■■>•■■ I'l his ••Denonville E.\peditioii," that 

m t!, ■ w /-' , "'"I" -'oppiiiu- near the present villat-e 

A',;. ..:.., ', - ,. i.' :„'"',< •' ^'''tor. y. \., n),ont 17ri7. the noted 

• lot. 11. -u. . ..-.,■ i.^riril -I Mt,.| •yohiwkohu-itain informed several persou.s 

ofthe f.nn.M,^ :, , :., ' u uu and we "'^* ^h grandfather raided the French army 

take pleas,,,,, u, I . r. • ;! i , Me our readers ^"'^" I-'Mionvdle-that destroyed the Seneca 

Mr. K, S. 1 )■..:,: • ; nd y tav/ied us f°'"' "," ^ouchtou Hill „,an> years before- 

wtth a copy Of :h.pap.r referred to: & ^r^v^:;:!' Z! ^ "■''^''^'Tr^il^e 

„ '■ Seneeas amb-i- :- ■■•iHe -mrl 

BiuNTFORD, Ont.. Oct. 13.-Yonr corre- pointed out th. ;. ,i ,, ., fact's th n 

.spondcnt arrived ,..t th,- place >e-lerda> and nnknown to Ih-'.l.u..!.- !.,,: :,:,,_• afterward 

UMiiui^i:- ii. ,.:,!,, : •,,;, , :; , ; ,, ,., ; , ^ } fo ui con li r 11, fid bv t h H r t ^eurcl. e.^ o f O. il . .M arsh sll 

, ' " ' " ■ ■ '"e at- and the ori^'inal accounts of iJenouville and 

"^■''Y V ' ' ■ • inouu his ollicers. 

Illoli' ,';',! , .. , ". >'■>.■ the There are no d^-tiiiiter,,^,.r„ints of the early 

■J-, ,"• ' : ■ ■ 'Untry. youth of Thavei,! ,■,•.!,■;; i r,,„, ;<i| t,, u is 

v,\\[' ■,/ ■ ''-" ""■' known he nu)-t ; , ..;,.: ,.f nneom- 

"'-■■^' • '■ - ■'.' ■,.. .n^-,', ■"Ji.^rl; hlf "^"Vll"'"' '" ' "' ^ ■ : 'i.^Ts of a^e 

;:;!,':;: ' ■/ , , ' '■' '••- ''-'•^'» Mam \V,!u!urj,'hi;.on;;„;d ree:.,vedMsi;ap[,^mil 

o '' , ; ^-^cr re.-eivedjQsticeat tire at the hartle „f Lake (ieor-e where the 

\,,: .■.' 'ioMfhe,.., , t , vr l;n'.ve Kin- H-ndriek was killed. This was 

haU -■;■.:, " ■>,thecelebrated .\Io- dun,,^. the n!d Fr.nel, a,,d Ind,:,,, w .r of 

name «■., !: , , ,. ., _.„.,.,„„,„, ,,,3 -le betw,- - : ' ' ''■■"',':■/" ' ■ i :,: .Z' ;,; 



■ ■ , at 111 
.M 



other returned there «.h,;e.J„se?l 1; ?.'.'" „-i", " „..,; '^ °.L._^""=°- 



ents n :;ardin!,- hi~ father and the 



idenceinhis-Lileof H 



i produces considerable 



oramenced. 

Nations on 

O.-'t -nd 



is sub] 



that •'from si cli a body of testi 



■1'3 


Till-: nisroin 


iM, i:i:( 


(iin). 


^c^ of incur.ii 


ins by (lie Fn-iirh h.ilI thri, 


l,;ivioi.> 


1 l!n' Imli'ii-- of \vl,.,in Urant ua 


li.Jiaii Hill,.., 


'1 lu SL-ueca.s coiistitulid \\m 


(UU — 111 


til.- iipi-n tWld intMi/rli.tnl nl Juh 


griMt i...;;l '■■. - 


■.. II. l-.irrier of tlm Jroqnoi.s 


:.'Uii, wli 




COU:.'l' : 


■ 1 i lii-=, IromUMiiioit, Uou- 


DWubif 


y .■^inU-rcl a .'li- ' .i- ''/!l 


c.' .c . ' : . ' . 


' !'.rl:^' Hay, Niairara. 


Uraiitrc, 


ivivedan fji-h-l. , ■ 1 - ,: ■'. i' , ■:;1 


ButT .■!!-, 1'.- 




th.;lil..r 


■ ility of Sir Willi, u;, .!-■ i; ■■:,, v, i:. 


ports va-r,. ..]■ 


.:...!:- 1 . ;:! i.' ■ ;',. c .i 




d l.mi it. l.llblle^lU-ll]L^.. lor 6r,-,-.n 


slant prc^i n. 


1 ■ ■ . : . ; 1 : ! ■:.■.,■.' 




1 contributed to lii.< advauceme" 


the fito of 11" 


. !,. !. i ■.. ' ..1 .1 !L, li.. 




ln-,;ain« a leading man of tin 


CHtion of 11,- 








Irails coiM. ..- 






! •iiir:'', - .-.;■ )! 1 r.^v.'lnfinn-i-v -.rri 


K:n":- ';".':. 


. .■ , '■ ■• ..1 Ihu Ui.lu^.cc. 


I'!,..- C 


.,•■■■, 1' :' '■ 1 ,■ " .■' ' ',. . .■ ': ■ .. 


::,,.■ war? Iiulian 






scout- .' , 


n-ttiitly inov- 


t . ' . .'. 




jni.' tli:.' :■ 


.,-=from Lake 


,, . ,' 




Cl.a.r- -■ 


. :: , , ')Uu>. andllie 







.•A the 



lowii.,- I -. ; , ihe tirivate journal of 

Sir Win- '..: ,: ■■t-.-,7, Nov. 1 Caiia- 

diorlia, ali;i- N r ., - )'■ ■■:' - .!', M i.o s> ,, 
in quest alii-i 1 1 ' i ■ i ',,•;. ., 

came hern 1 ••■-<. .!>.■.: ,:, : - ,1 

he inquir. J .. : .i :,- „ w . . :ii i in,: 
among the OuciJa,-. i u.l ul li,.. s.^cb-juir- 
told him .... about the ireuch 
intending to 5top the powder 
from the Six Nations— building a fort near 
Cheunesfio— etc., that it made a :;reat noise 
among the nations and gave them uneasi- 
ness; wherefore, thoy were a^sfinliled often 
at Chennessio and keening great councils 
among tlu-msdves how to ,ic-l in tins artair 



we ki 
endai 
trai!- 
of H.. 
Gen. 
pecon 
arm> 
pedii: 
of ti, 
Frei.. 
heu'.^ 
for a 



night ? I 
second ; 
dock's I 

Pri..l. -. 



said to havo aoiiiiltrd 
tinguished bravery" duri 
Kspecial mention i« mad. 



aiiJ.~elt ttUh "dis- 

ig the campaign. 

of the good be- 



with every affair in which Indians 
were engaged— often unjustly— and became 



THE uisruinrM. i:i:roi!i>. 



'\ lu 1'. 



J.0 



iliticni~\' . I ^' ;■ 1 
UyU I. ; : . , 

llOSeU I'l.'l I: ' r ' ., 

jol.aii.. ,a tl.- tiuu- 
JJraut iiujvud to I'.ut b 

iiiKi forincil a cousitlcTabk- vilUi:;i.- ;Uon<; the 
Kidfc'O ou the present road between 
tlio old acndemy bDildiiig and the 
mountiiiu road leadint; up lDdi:iu hill 
lo the Tnscurorji refervatiou. liraut'f re.-i- 
dence was a block house that Ptood uear 
"Kraut'ri spring" ou tlie lorruer Isaac Cook 
farm. Ou their removal the Mohawks car- 
ried with them a bell taken from the el.urch 
at (;anajoharie. Tliey bnilt a log thnrch at 
Ijewiston and hung the bell ou a pole sus- 
pended from the crotch of a tree. Fort 
Niagara was then the headquarters of the 
British, and there, and at Brant's Mohawk 
village, were concocted many of the 
sclienips of rapine and carnage that devas- 
tated the distant borders of American civili- 
zation. 

Durir-K-,t!l'-.(-^r-:ro ii;.Tnrf. 177-^, ^,1, 

Butler \. '— I ■ i .■ ■ ; : • ; ■ - • 

mem ul ' , ' > . 

marcli.'J u .,:. i i :,. .: . ,• ;.. :;, -, ,, 
castle ;it l:ie cwliI^.^lcl' u: ii.- (.■ j.i -• . i^M ;- 
and Can-i ^era-;i Creek, wdere th-.-y '.^ere 
joined by TjOO Indians under Gi-en-^wah-toh 
(He-who-goes-iu-the smoke) a prominent 
Seneca chief. The expedition moved up the 
Canaseraga Valley, down theConhocton and 
Chemung to Tio^-a Point, embarked upou the 
Sns(iuehanna and landed about twenty miles 
above Wyomiu- whu-h pl^^ee was attacked 
and de-Ui'\ i ; ■/;!'! I : 1 '. ; r.^'hter. The 
route I I : . - 'i-dition was 

the on. , : — iJritish and 

their s,i> ■ ' i!' 1, ■'!.• fora.\snpoti 

Kast. r;i ■ ' ,, ■ . i.,i ...11 their return, 

with e I • uer, to the Genesee 

and Ni ■ ■>■ i .rally the northeri 

trails \, : ;- ; .•.•u Cana^erag-i Creek 
and J,:iti . . : ,-, .. , i war parties not un- 
frequ.:.: < • ,,• site of Rochester. 

Huthr' ,, I :. A , at Ironderjuoit Bay 

several ;:; . ;; tinai exit from the 

lower ' . : ,. ~ ;',r..i:i:h the present 

boun.l . ; : ■ ! > ,",'il; the revo- 

Intioij,' '. , :,,then resid- 

ed at 1!,. . : . , i,..nse was the 

home d; ' •,.,:,, . ■ - ,T,t. wn.iiever 

they <'ii . ,,■,-.;•,:,, ■ , , ,,., 

ns til. , ; .];.'■;■ ,1 ■■•■..:,;. 



The atrocities conimittea al Wjomini' 
Cherry Valley an.i .. !, : ;,,.,,.,,,.;■ M-llle- 
meiif.,, induced ci:; /. ' ■ - .: t iho de- 



march 
ntered 
under 



esus 1 
town 
cd. ( 



hearing the lir; 
had ouUlnnked I 
Boyd had by ^or 



■ • >• ^: '. ■■ -:. . ^ ; li , and iu 

;::. . u-''.:^L : '. ■-., : ._;. ., ..lu l;.jid that 
h,5 lite wnuSd be .-i.:iied. ij.aut, however, 
being called ou to [lerform some service 
which required a few hoiir>' absence, left 
the prisoners iu Iht- olir.rge of Col. But- 
ler, v.ii.. -.;; .1, t' ,r ". M :ii fj answer his 
'\\i> •■ .. . . ; over to the In- 



tho 



enemy lied preeiiilately. Kraut, wiln his 

warriors and the liriti-h regulars, took the 

Mo.=oow trail for _iiulT...:o cnvk and 

Nii'i'!':!, whi'.. ftie 'I'roy Kangers went 

to t'.. r, ,:,,i,M springs, l.'roiu that 

pi . ■ the noted British 

>; ;. ■ ■ I ..'t .Niagara with instruc- 



■ ... .;..,n::.ii.eetly 
: -treet route: tho 
..I to iroiideqnoit 
e eountry to tho 
ere the boats from 



TiiK )nsToi!ii-M. i:F.r()i;ii. 



tho S"iit(\cs otfona tiu in :i triii't . 
the Genesee Vidky. but ilie Mo 
uot wish to rfi-iJy «itiiin tlie liou 
the United St(ite>, niui uventuiilly 
theGr.-.ua Hiver. iu C^iuadii. whi 
Laki- line about forty inili.- abovf 
of >.\a;:;ua. Here ttjey received 
grant ol ?ix miles breadlli Iroui ei 
the river, be-iiiiiiiif,' ;it Lake Eri< 
teDdinK in tliat iiroportioii to th( 
the river, about jiroportion to tlie 
river, iibout loi) inilf-. This araut 
was douMI' - Handed solely 

for the .Nm.' •,; ini other lu- 

dtnns of tlif > ' ■ , rrlTidiDtr some 
«hoh,idb..iii. : : ' . i'>el!ritish ai.d 

Mohawks, ^ii'l' ll :-. i :.v- ereat et.'Uiicil 
fireof thelroquoiK coiittUeraey, wl.ieli had 
been kept buruing fit ()nondaL;a troni time 
immemorial, was declared extinguished ill 
1777 by the ( lueidas mid ( Uioiida_-a-. liraiit 



chief of the 
after the Moha 
council I" re Wii- 



l.a«ks did 


\va\' tr(.:ii llurlni -Ion \, .\ ' , i' ' ' ; ' ■ , . 


idaries of 


>la\ ill;' ai llM'd in'a hnal Im : : ■ ' ! ^' .u 


el tied ou 


riuuur. to CaiiauiUi-iii I-) ;,. - . ,,, .1 \>,\~ 




WaitiiiL' their return. Uu aecrpt.d an invi- 


the falls 


tation and came up with us to my brother's. 


H crown 


His familiar conversation and yentlenianly 


ich side of 


manners soon convinced us that he was not 


and ex- 


the savaL'C we had conceived him to be, 


ll.-lKl of 


from accounts we had heard and read 



■deracy. and >ome years 
settled in Canada; the 


person Jo-rpli liraul i.ore a clo <• resem- 
blance to General Brady of the United 
Slates .\rmy." 


artd rekindled and re- 
:i;,-avillnKO on the Grand 

lou Brant devoted his 


To return to the day and the occasion 
which brings me here, I r .>i ii '! • . ,, -av 
that t his is the most no: , :. i": • n"i 
the 8ix Nations since thf i., .; ; , i a, le 


. intf:\-t- of lus people. 


are here fion, Canada an.' : 1 -• •,.. 



n Indian dress, and l.•^t■.lU^; 

liarles i an Indi.iu aercnn- 

■heri to paint him like an 

, 1.,. preferred to m.et the 



Sel\' - 




m h 


is remi 




cell 


ce- 


■ lu 


•'l-'i 1 :, - 




.V-la 


ircha.-.; 






r-1 


'io. 


reUl.> ,1 




incidf 




Ti 


all" 


ea 


Hj 


day," he 


-aj>. -I 


was 


stopi 1 


"U. 


Wl 


Ih 


my 


brothe-. 


()raiit!e •• 


The 1 


alter ll 


%ec 


iM 


,"'' 


■ lie 


Rock am 
ton villa 


dTree- Ka 
-e. ■■('!. au 


-t AV( 


Hxde' 


"an 


d 1 


' ^■ 


L'h- 
..•If 




huntuii,' ' 


cattle. 


We - 


aw 


a ? 




>ke 


ri*in- at 


the Irondi 


.■luoit 


, laT.di 


Hi.' 




[ w 


ellt 


down to 


it. We t 


ouiid 


that It 


; !■ 


roc 


eei 


led 


from an 


Indian cai 


mp; a: 


- »e a| 


,.pl 


o le 




lit 


two Indi 


ans rose up 


. IroT 


11 a ci 






• 11" 


of 


whom e 


specially i 




led oui 




Itel 


IIlK 


i.n. 


His can 


jp e.iuipa: 


SJO ft 


e thoi 


li-il 


It 1 


■all 


Iier 



the Burtord 


Cavalry, Gen- 


T. Muldleton. 


presuleut of 




he major, coun- 


. and county c. 


Duncil. At the 


er was offered t) 


i\ ihe Kev. Mr. 



Xosccliounf roun 
10 ?tiuliiil of aiTl 
ji In.-^liiiK luidlnbo 



When the white* tirsl entereJ the sohtudo 
of the Wyoming aud LHoknwaiiii:. wildc-r- 
iipss in search of homes in I'li^J they 
found the occnpants represoutins; the 
true stone age. No iron, sttei or brass 
utensils were liere; few bone and fewer cop- 
per implements had found their way into 
the hands of, the self reliant and ingenious 
iiborieines, V.'liether the Indian drifted 
Blons the Susijuehauna in his canoe or 
sought the wigwam he had planned upon its 
banks for repose, he looked to his tlint- 
pointed arrow and spear point, his sling- 
stone and his sturdy stone tomahawk for 
the snstenauee. indepeuuence and supre- 
macy he enjoyed. They served his purpose 
well. The forest swarmed with game as yet 
unstartled by the sound of the gun or the 
hound, and the streams, unvexed with the 
subtlety ol seines, abounded with shad and 
trout. 

Along the Upper Lackawanna four Indian 
villages stood one hundred and twenty-four 
years ago; the two principal ones were 
Capoose at Sr; iM-i; li \ -■ rutrhnpy at the 
forks of t!;. I ■■.,'" 



haiina at I'l'' 
this point m- 
side no evid- 
the tritKil r 
reached, i-h 
fortress wii 
probably bin 
prior to the 
by the red rn, 
and on the 
stands as wrl 
the wigwan 
their smok^' . 
ed Wyoniiiv 
white nr.ii.V 

of tl;- i ,-,M 



itli tile fiDSque- 
M N'ai.ticoke to 
:i the I'ittston 
the presence of 
t Klanchard is 
ilii's an ancient 
■. which was 
> some people 
)f tlie country 
' Shawnee tlats 
ilkes-lMne now 
..tM---'- lands. 



forest ii ,, 






.\ronnu ;,, 




> 11... .-, - a 


vast aii.u,.:.; <■: 






found, after i:u 




nr't'.'diiring 


the last half cei;i 






kins, of W.Noi; 




i.om there 


is no greater 




'''',:i 1 v.ithin the 


State - whosa 




iceiit collection 


of Indian rel 


ics "is 


only surpassed 


by my own of ovi 


IT twent 


y thousand pieces. 


has gather.a Iron 




^t hank of th,- Sns. 


queh'aiiiiri . ■, . r. 






:uidev.ii 




■,.,,.,,■ ,'■ .;,j 


tisedbj It, 




: ■■ ■ .1 . ■ :: 'Ml 



ml hero m great 
tint stone with an 
:• a thoiig of deer 



bits, ph.: - ■ : , -,.r 

made U" ii"; ■■ h; • ■ n. n i-m- i , ,i i -.f;^ '.i^j 
the result was tint all wild aniiiv.ls were 
comparatively tame, because they were un- 
conscious of fear. The weight of these stone 
was from an ounce to three pounds. 

The n.-row ijnnii was the principal weapon 
of offense and defeiicf. (it these a hundred 
or more varieties, and some of the most ex- 
quisite and rare workinan^liip. Irne been 

condition. The.-.. , .■ ii,- 

ftructed from t'l. : ; -t ,- 

banks of oi-.rr.v,'- , , ■ ■ , ; , , ,,t 

of tlie ai-r,,v, -.1 > :• , , , . , ;„ 

length, ^.. M .• • ,.■.■ ^ ,,|,j 

iiseda-uii; ,: : ■ ' ■ ■ l . : 1, ; ,,r 



1 


mh.ibited the r.a-hr-ha- 


skilltuUyno 


ni \ 


■. • Xaiiticokev. the Shaw- 


traded and 


n 


■ 1' i V. . ,.-, with ■Jetdjtiscung as 


g.ringdeatl 


• 111 
ii I "f 


I'li.ili. r elans [latroUed Wyoming. 
ril.. s all b-longed to the cnnfederH- 
1 e Six .Nations formed b^ the union 


K' r iv,;:. ■ 




-Mohawk-, Senecas. Onondagas. 




Onuli 


, Caj ugas and the Tuscaroras. whose 




council 


tire- illumed the great lakes of 




\(w \o 


rk. and whose stone contrivances 




were of 


H similar character to those found 


j , ,, ■.,,,. 


here 







11 IK II I.sTuh'IC. 
.-.(■a for killii.i; 



deer. Smaller one? 
IjirdR. 

A jarcliii, or InrifO ppear point, i 
inchpH in IciUTth niui livo inches m widtli 
red fli'it, w;is found in Capooj^e Mouii 
Scraiil II. Ii !. ! :> . ii iisfd and lliii lip 
brolir:i '■' ■ 'u-t. Its immcnsB 

woulii , . ~ t as its po.=sfc*sor at 

tinu. I.' 1- !.i ■ ' 



p. withe haiidlr, -.mi •.' ■. 

every exicci.r. . I ■ ; ; • i i . 

corn, hoed tin i •:, ,. r. . , .•,,■.',,.> 

all manual l:\l'. \ .k, i i i. ■ : ,i . , . .\ 

Hat ptoUC /l'"', VUil IL.-. MUI-- li.'l' aru l.ir tla- 

handle, conld bo used ni tije i-audy soil ui 
the river banks to great advantaae, A pick 
ten inches in length was employed in dig- 
ging and planting deeper in the grorud. It 
was ft strong tool and it had great power of ■ 
resiBtance. Its weight was about tive pounds. 

Ouo great source of -iiuusenient of the 
brave was the pitching of i/itoif.^. It not only 
afCorded him amusement, bat by long, .steady 
habit, made him proficient in throwing the 
sling stone and the tomahawk. 

Their four weapons of warfare were the 
arrow, the battle ax. the death maul and the 
tomahawk. A single and a double edged 
tomahawk with the wooden handle was 
fastened iu the deep groove with deer skin. In 
the strong hands of the Indian they were a for 
midable i...FtrumeDt to defend tjieir wis?waius 
or to meet a foe. 'I'hey fought from face to 
face and the victory was a matter of the 
Btrongfst hl.iws. 

sin£;Ii '■ ;-.'■. I ..• .,■:.,'-:!.; 

in all !:■ :, , ;.. ,.■-,■•.■,■■: 

ning 1 '■;■'-■ -. ■ i ' . ■.' ■ • : , ; ' : n- 
ground down to an rd'^t} ^iiarp .'is a iaiite. 1 
have several hundred in nn collection. 

Tvio death tfiauls, cunstnictf d with singu- 
lar ingenuity and labor, weighing tiftcen 
pounds, with a deep depression entirely 
around Ihern for the receT'tiou of the handle, 
nsed for killing their captives, were found at 
Pittston in lSr,7, 

An Indian « '> n. .- '.t mill, for grind- 
ing corn iiit.i , • -:'mp. wasthe 
primitive moil' -; , . nc corn. This 
mortar has a ... > ,-, ..uat two quarts 
and weighs al-iM-,.: -iiii i , .rjs. .\ f^w miles 
east of Scrantoii on Ha!U .Mount are several 
holes in the projecting rock, holding two or 
three quarts, which were once used by the 
Indiau.s for grinding corn. 



.. >: I-,. ; ! ;i I I r . , ' ,, .1 Upon the person 

"I ■'■• .i'.;ri Ml lli.'^e corn pounders, 

' ' : :r.l in number, exhibit great 

1 I from dark seamless stones, 

;,',i ' , • inches in length, generally 

V..'' ; ...lugh them were worn by 

r' 1 j.' rsonal ornament, and an 

iM: ' ii' rity, and toward off dis- 

i ; .11 ;te the gods to send the 

I'll ' !.. '1 he holes were made for 

tr. '. , ' ; 'll'poses. 

. 1) constructed that it could 
1' I . ', 1 .'• owner, neatly carved from 

u'l ';. ' '1 • . \ IS found at Throop, above 
Seiaiitoii. It was worn like the amulet by 
the virgin daughters of the chiefs as evi- 
dence of royalty, and for the purpose of 
charming away danger and insuring good 
crops of corn and tofiacco. It is about four 
inches in length. 

A string of mrnipun and beads were ex- 
hnmed ifom Capoose Mound some years 
arn. T'n y ■'. r ;-e manufactured from bone 
ai, I ' :' . Jn Connecticut, iu llilJT, 

a 1 ' , : ' 1 of blue ani black beads 
for a penny. In 



"tied 



rh«t. 



tlag ! 



mam 1,'e. as \vt- carry the American 

part ol the ceremony. 

.■<tot.r )'/a./.v with a small hole drilled 

thron^'h the upper jiortion, weighing about 

an ounce, were also worn as decorations 

suspended by the neck or trom the car. 

No article of luxury, however, was con- 
struotid with more care, clierishad with 



\L i;Ecol;n. 



th. 



i} ji' 



olliers, iUid it fives llie Indiiiu's iilcfi of a-- 
troiiomy. 

A liirpe number of ?touo relics are iu iiiy 
hands whose name and nsG I know notliiug 
about. 

The collcetioii of Mr. Jenkins is far 
superior to miue in i'ii>es and potlery. 

t'pon every cheik t'lat ever bloomed and 
smiled beauty will faiip, but these memen- 
toes of another day and another rafe, 
neglected by many and treasured by but 
few, w ill ever remain in the hands of the 
archa'oloRist perfect iu their simplicity and 
beautiful iu their silence. H. Hollistku. 



Valuable Arehneoloficil Colloeliiui. 

LBithlehei.1 Times. 1 

The ]jehigh Univer.-ity ha- been priscnted 

with a valuable arch;eoloaical collection 

of from l,.")i"M.. •-i.iiiio sr-cimens bv Chas. 

H.Cll::,,;.W'.:-. ui y, n-'. ( I,.,:,., l.if col- 



31 r. Wjlsou'si UocoUeeti. 

Ml. VuitNON, ().. Oct. I. l-<- 
Kecoud: I was much inttr. ; ! 
other hi^to^ical matter, in t: > ■ 



said to have been wa-!'.: 
in the {.Meat pumpkin 1,- 
down on the Hat near tla r. 
Fish (the situ of \V. L. Tor. 
di-ncei and was afterward 



where 
really 



Sir 



bee 



i^tead ot 



specimens from a - 
complete collection 
and its hows 
and local peculiarit: 
locality. The coller 
7.") perfect S[i.Tmi. 
grooved ar.l 



stone 



ikmgi.'Ots, etc. 



Duran 


de 


Ul.s. 


Ih.'re 


found 


in 


a mound nca 


which 


we 


re tree 


s liaviii 


which 


ind 


icates 


tha.t t' 


years , 


nld. 


The 




hundr 


ed 


very 


tin- 


spear 


he 


ads. ; 


and :i 






. .Mr 


. ('.!•■ 


collect 


;ion 


from 


Dr. .■^; 


lui cut 


hus 


lia^t O! 


1 the - 


the gathe 


ring o 


f thi- . 




The 


doet.,. 



lid, whure 
1. Rut I 



15>1 



forget It. It did ii-; • :- 
old man wa.s the fritud ii 
some -f the toniest bo.\ - \\. 
it a great favor to go and 
man. The next house ii^h t 
I ' I- -tone house, and the 
■ ■'■• ■■-n.iw store; and there 
i -I Indian pot I ever s: 
;.■,.• .- !l,e^ti,If -villi a In 



shop, ai'.l :,l M.\ r I ,. - .:• !1 :. ' -■ v,.i_'uu -hop 
and tire pattern-^. So jou see that Kiver 
Street wa-. the business street of the town 
many years ago. li. C. Wilson. 



entsry and more 



or tii|.fiil Mailer, 

il Sullivjin. 

;iuii Juuior Wiirdc 



As au advuuco dotnchi-ieut of (ioiuT:il 
Snllivun's army was Hi>iiroailiiii{; 
tlie Valley of Wyomiu- iu April, 
1779, it was Sred on liy a sri.all 
baud of Iiidiaus lying in ambush at a iioiiit 
near where (ieiifral Olivir'.-; irowder mill.^ 
uow are Oil L;\ur'! K'lii. .-inl r,ipi;iin ■}:> • ph 
Davi^ai ! 1.- .!. V, ,•:• . I. ■,.,,,;: W, : 



two and two. 
; tlie Army, 
driuus niuilUtd and lifes 



of the iii\adiii- arnii . n ' i 


,,, , ','.,, :,. ■, :',,", ,;, , " .,., .,',,, 


lish its nnsMoQ of P.' • . ; . , 


■■'•'.• 1 ' ■ . ■, • - ■ , 1 1 


power of the onct- mp;! - 


' ■ ' i :,• ;■• J 


State of New Voil,-. i ; ,1 ,., 




following, tl,.- "1 !■ - ■. ; 


1 ■)■-..■ ; :',j "cul. 


reburied Witt, n i ■ ^ ■ .■ -•■,,,.- i-, 


II'.':.. :. 'ii'ir<e of 


brother Mason- ' - 1 : . i', ,,• , . . s,, 


P" : 1' '•'!.' ■ : ■- . ■ : .....J. The 


far as is kuoun. Sy m'' , ' 1 •,-. i, ;,p. 


I'l. ! '!'. 1 "I;. -' • '.'. V.,'- i',uil.i..i N'.ith the 


tiou, it was on this oixm-p.u that Wiv lii-t 


usual .l(co!iuii ,-i i,g-t the biethren and 


lodge of Free Mason* ever met on this side 


satisfaction to all the bystanders. .\ stone 


of the Blue Moimtains, was opened in due 


being preii:ired bv our brethren Forest and 


and ancient form in Colond Proctor's 


Story ■.. rih -luPible n,-e,,piiun, was tixed at 


marqnee, which was nrobalily pitched 


the : '.1 ' :;e ■ _■ ' ;'.' ,■' 


somewhere on what is' now the" Com- 


1 ' : . on the top of the 


mon on the river front of our 


Wii' ; : . ; ;:. i.,ar where Charles 


city, the object bein- to arr:.n«.. a luneral 


l':n : i ..■. '■ ■ ' . ,;owi,. The one 


service for the re-ipter::.'- • -• '^ - t- , •! i : 




glaiuon the mounta-i: i ■ ■ : ■ ,,. ' 




M'e have no means of ^: ' , 






'.,■:■.'... ..:...' :.■■'■.■ . ! '1 


service took i'!-\f- n i . . r-, 




lodge roomat !!■ t n :■ . ,: i . a, ■ 


1" ' '. '. ■ .•::!,,. ; . .. ..I : ,," ■ ', . ... . - '.' t 


not, but the ioV.-^:.: ■ r ,■ ■ - ,,:., 


l.v ■ , : ,.,.'. ','.,: ! , , .: 1 ..,'■,;- 


ingceremony m:, ' i ,. ,; 




the grave is c;\ •' i ■'■>r v . i •- :■ :,.■ . 




Rhode Island, C.-, -../', .,i -. pt. 1-. IT:;'; 


ol Ihe bolle- of Ui- P'rePithefS of the li.-unlet 


"WvoMiNG, July 31. 17T'.i— iiii 'I'ar^dMv 


Were ruthlessly shoveled up by the unsympa- 


last, the :;>'lh inst.. a-rteaMe to prtviou~ du 


thiziug ftrauger workmen not inanj years 


termination, the bodit-sot ^t i: Prrirtr. n. i 'apt. 


ago. and some of them removed 


Joseph DavisandLie.ii. \\:,li,:,i .:.•.. who 


to the new cemetery, the remains of these 


were massacred by s iv : ■ r t -i un 


two victims of sav.ige warfare were again 


the Sid of April la'-t, w, :.•. .; 1 tiis 


dug UI) and removed to the HoUeiiback 


mark of respect we ll;. ; ; i— •>lor 


Cemetery, and again interred with high 


the foUowin,,' reasons: n ■-..,:u- .•:(prr--ivi- of 


Ma.-uiue ceremonies conducted by old Lodi.-e 


our esteem and their not beiuij burn-d in thu 


Ul, wilh Hendnek B. W riglit as worshiptul 


proper grave-yard. The form of procession 


master: where it is tioped they maj be per- 


being fixed upon at lodge No. 11', was as 


mitted to re~l in uiuli^turbed repose until 


follows: 


the l;,-t iMi-ip"' -l'-!l -.:".■:■] •••:.l hid the 


1. Twenty-four Musketeers witli re\crs.-d 


<ie".l ;,'., .',.. : . : r.., , I-, .,.., ..,,,, „-. j. 


2. Two Tjlers bearing their sword-. 


eu;:":,. \':: ' r: ,:./::::. :r^:'::ri 


3. A band of music. 


n.p.,....,t l.y 1).. i:...,, ,. r t,,..i i,..eopied it 


4. Two Ucicoiis with wands. 


from an !- uio of the p,u.er meutDned. in 


5. Three brethren bearing the orders. 


the po-,-ssion of I'ulaski Carter, of I'rovi- 


0. The Holy I3iL.le and fiook of Constitu- 


deiiee, Ta. The Cii:,'!!,- was published at 


tions. 


I'rovulence. It. !.. \'\ .loim Carter, [.robably 


7. Two Reverend brothers. 


au ancestor of I'lihi^^ki Carter.— Kii.j 



>l:!c.\L l:i:rnl:l,. 



Wi 



Tlie I-nblic D.-uviin of U,.- I t:iuj State- 
are hind, in wliiclitiR fei.en.lCMVc-n.uitfnt 
bas exc-Ui-ivo proi'tTly, wlitUit-r they bn 
situfitut iu the State,- or 'iVrritoru -. 'J'hey 
nre tho.-c of whicli Henry Clay, when he 
)ir>l ran lor Pre-ideut iu le;«, -aid "no .Mib- 
ject which has presented it-elf lo tlie pres- 
ent, or perhaps any iret-. iliu^; (oijeress, 
was of greater macMt;.: til ; :: >.; of the 
public hinds. Loii„' ., ■ • ' . . ase to 

be agitated by olln :• i .' ;i .n- now 

befi^re us ll'.f- [lutjli i .main a 



delecates in 17 



The Hntish subjects who came to this couu^ 
try Wen- obh^^ed to comi)ly wittuhree condi 
tioiis before, as individuals, or colonies, 
they acquired full title to the land: First, 
A graut from the Crown of Great Britain; 
Second, Kxtinyuishmen; from the Indian 
title, and Third, Possession. (Jf the Indian 
titles, it is suUicient to say that, sham 
philauthropy to the contrary uotwithstand- 
inp, no set of people on earth were ever 
treated with the coii-ideraliun ou- Indians 
have ofteb i. ■■ :.- !, ■,;. -: -; < . - 

constantly tl.. ; : , , : : 

ing with thr: 

occurred tii a .,.■ .i i . , ■ . ;: . ,:■ j , 
treacherous and iltcciir.e tiiuu^'i. ii.tj ihea,- 
Bclves are. 

By treaty of 17S3, the result of ihe Revo- 
lutionary war, the Vnited States was recoy- 
uized a- exteiiJiUi; from the .\tlanti_' ocean 
to tti. M:^ 1 ; ;ii Kiver, and from the 
(in .' I . tiulf of Mexico, compris- 

ing: ' ^ -e miles. Most of the 

lanJ 1 > ■ :l.e Allegheny Mountains, 

vi/..: I , ..-> iLiiles. known as "Crow 

L-.ij.:. !. ; • -ubject of a protracted 

stru.; : i • -. -:,.i> between the colonies, 
win:, ' - >: '■ oct— ouirij to the in- 

del:i ::. : ' • =:-.: -h Crown. These 

ser:.! ; ■ ■ -, .. ..rted. however, 

abo : : , ail ceding their 

lanil^ ii.>:i- : ' ■ , ■ ril Government. 

The j...r; ,, • : : if River (ihio. 

known as f. ' ■ : Territory," was 

claimed by l ' - ' ii a part, some 

all; nam.i:,, ' ;■-. Connecticut, 

New York : ■ , i ihe south the 

Can.';: - .: : i ■ . ried extensions 

\u > . i , . ' "Jer to cive in- 

ceuti.i : ) : . - ■: : -. ' ■ _--ess resolved to 
don:ite bo;;uly l:iiid- for military services. 
But tlie general Government had no lamis to 
give. They were claimed exclusively by a 
few of the colonies, and of the others it is 
surprising that only one s:-,w how she wuuld 



once I 
of the 
in ow 



eleven 
includ 
cents 



I i..ru, 
ot Sp:. 
dollar 



it,'ii [.ower 
itj as the 
lie luited 
iitleredfor 



r. Mourue 
tr in ISo; 
l.ouisiani 



Ihe French 
i thus ac- 
1 and tifty- 



valuahl- ; . ; . 

sia, thr. . : ^ . . ', ■• ' -■ 

seven ii.;, .. ■: ■ . , • 

and th'i- :■:,■■ 
acres u. i , , . 1 ■'..!■■ : . ,.-.:., ,,i!, 
Therem:ii[id, r of the i.i:l.li.' .;.,Niaii 
been acquired as the rt--ult of ei)iM| 
Mexico, by treaty of Cordova. hL-e:iine i 
pendent of .Spain in l-'Jl. 'lexa*. b-lo:i 
then to Mexico, but settled mo-tly by 



THE iiisrii]:it 



'llu- first ot a scries of luticlos bean 
Imjvl. lillf apiio.-ireil in llio November 
tT<.r rh,-Ui.,n,li„„. a .■::ontl.ly nil! 
r tlic l;ffori.,fcl('liurcli. Tlie b.-ipr r 
libnliil by lliiltev. .Ml-. Kitn'er, of J 



,=lrivery. Bui the Soiitb was viclorioiis in 


Sullix.U, . ■ M , ; !■ W 


18l:j ana elected I'olk PicsiJent on that 


Indi:\lj-, ■. i... , ,:..:■! : , 


issue, linked t- a i.n.ii.i-.,. ol liiu'li tariff. 


lone; ami ,i i, ■■:>.,! :, ,, .■;; ii- lii,- -,. ,- 


Texas was li,. :, ,.,:nv:..! .-^ . ,s' „,. iu tlii? 


Theattenlion..! ibe.s,:,,,- Ih-tuMeal S, 


Union, an.l v : •, . ., '. ir„. re-ull. 


Philadeli.ihia, iiavinL' 1" en (-ailed to 


Texas was b : • , i>nblic 


articles, the librarian has writti 


lauds we -u' •■ , . - , , , ; ,n dol- 


the editor of the t.ini: ,lni,i i, .|iie-i in;,' 


lars of her d> ,.;- V,.,, :;.,,' ■ . ^ .-:;,y. 




But thiswa- V .•.' \: ■, 1 :, ■ .- . 1 ;■ . ,■■ J. 


oolleetiijli-'."-"!' ■ .' ,'■:■ :'- ' 


for the MeM. .:: :: :. > :. . 


formnli.,-, ilrM ;; ; '. i ■■•■,■ i 


tODsNew y,,':U'... :^.' 1 | ;.. , 1 .I,:- :;,. . :.,; 


tjon ••il. II'- I..' 1 ■ . 


fifteen miUu.n .d.jii,.i., ;o.;, ;!..i u;;,. i!k- 


the -CO' ■■ '. . ■ ■ 


Gadsden i)ur<lia.^e. alsoo: .Mtxicu. ol a :rr,et 


Stok. ■. ,,:■•■., 


as large as Pennsylvania, for ten unllions 


Tllisei,. , ; r ■!..;■ 


more. 


cut i:i! . :, • :,.: , ^.1 ■■; ;:;, ■, . :, .„ 


And this comprises all the public domain. 


treOLiU t-.::;.\..!.' l:. ,:-:. .,v.,.;, up lu 11 


The aggregate is n.rt . i- ' . n h.indred 


couo re^'ioii by sortie uiil.nu',!U hand 


million acres. It i- ,' . ■ ,<eat va- 


after having: been removed some 


riety of acts, by vuti. , : 1 '.s been 


years ago. all trace of it was lost, no oi 



latoi.s sVi,;; ;■ 

the Kieal.-i 
world, and i 
alarm wh .; ; ; 
and wealtlii.- i ;. .!; i 

tant day. 

The r.uryiii),' Gn 

On Saturday, No' 

I-aurel Cemetery A-- 



11. H. brumi ■ ,. 


; . , , i . , : ■,;(„ r;Iij- 


Kev. G }1. 1' 


1 : • :'.;ij li'ev.' 


d'EstaillL' •!■ ' : 


- -' : 1 - ■ '!. (iaius 


I,. Halsey. 1 ; 


; .'.: . ■. \:.'' :■■ ^:i! - t.istori- 


cal sUeteh of llu 


■ enter-, n-.-, ^^l.ieh h.-.d its 


i.,ce,,i,on in 184-. 


;. at which tune the Lehijh 


Coal ,V Navicatiu 


n Co. set apart a tract for a 


[public burjiii- t;i 


round and as a site for a 


placeor places of 


worship. 


In IT'.Ci till- firs 


t newspaper in tlie comity 


'•The Herald.. t 1 


.he Times.," was publi-hed 


in Wilkes-liarre. 





intr able to tell what hail bi-e.ime of it. It 
will be of interest to sf. . I .i.-n :• i.is to 
know that it is where i; . : . ' i; the 

keepiEL,' ot the Stat., .. . ■■ -. i. ly, 

1,300 Locust Street, 1 l:ii,,.i. 1; '.i i. /.'.n(..)i 
Frcf i're.ss-. 

The fJennantowu Ti'li-gt-aph for Novem- 
ber 10 contains an historical article on 
".\ncient Germantown," by Kev. S. F. 
Hotchkin. It is full of interesting matter 
relating to the Uevolmi -i':-;r;- j . •-in-' and 
of the occupation of i.--: ■ !■ ■ v '•> the 
Kritish. In the cours.- m; i : , : ; ii is 

related how one of tlu: ;- ., . : . .i.iuf; 



--...;.■ I -,--,-::, ,- ,.!_■ the fjimily silver 

' .; . . Mlver wa". buried and 

i.,,i b ■ : ; :..i .- .: : \.-.irs. "It has been 
-eeii. the wilt, r savs. bv .Martin Coryell, of 
i,ambertville, N. J., a descendant, but was 
lost in l-s;« bv a robberv. .Mrs. Coryell, and 
her sister, Mrs. .Tohn .\nderson, are des- 
cendants also of Mr. Day, trom whom Day's 
Lane takes its name." .Mr. and Mrs, 
Corjell were formerly residents of Uilkes- 
barre and have a host of Irieiids here. A 
previous article by .Mr. Hotchkin was 
rlescriptive of "The Chew House and the 
Battle of (iermantown." The series form a 
valuable contribution to lievolutiouary his- 
tory. 



:anti(,<)ki: 

Is ICarly Ili^f 



an {_;iii 
ne.-it 11 


ircli is fr. 
ItU- p:ii)fi- 
G. H. I. 


.i;nu 


id 


in their po^^essj 
, h:\c.k n- t;ir :i 
.. cnll.Ml the Clu 


on t 
,s N,, 
ircli 


of 


. , 




. )i.: 


V 



hou-L, ifLi! .Ml . iiii' . 1 ■■•','' iiioers 

Chmcl/'i"n'\Vilke=-B:uvf'. KiiUn-" eUlf'rs 
were chosen— Jotin Sclileppy, Auder.-on 
Dana, Jr., and Htury Stayer. .John 
Schleppy v. :i? cho'-cn deiiron. 'I !»• new 
oflicers were orJ:iii\ed to their uiiiet.-.. IIih 
names of the ntemhers are as tollous; 

John Sc'ldepp\, Anderson Dana, -Jr , 
Heiir> Sk- , l/i, li.eth Fairchiid. Maryaret 
Fail. . 1 ','.' 1 , , Marj Liiedi r. Cllrl^tian 
Sch!. i : , » ". .. er. .John Sarber. Solo- 
mon ;.;i:.. Ai: I '. ■ Arnold. Sarah Seiileppy, 
Clara baibci, J..i/.aljeth Whipple, Loriuda 
DiUey. 

The session of the church of Hanover and 
Newport continued to meet in tne school 



'J'ho nhove is the title of a 10 pafte pamph- 
let by lion. Steuben Jenkins, of Wjommii, 
reprinted from Uw Xnrrai/mhsft lUsloriciil 
J'lyistri: The author finds that the ^Jen- 
kins families were among the first to become 
Friends. The first trace lie can cet of hi.s 
branch of (he faiiii!,- ' . i Ih ,1 laii from the 
records of the S.. ,. .. .. ,; ^ ;\lei-tinh' 
of Friends, the - - , , I Mu-iety o.' 

tho^se [irople in An . nr,; i niiine to one 
John Jenkins, of Sanduich. 'I'he name 
John seems to have been a favorite one, it 
having been borne by one generation after 
another (with only .a smule break I 
down to the a:;',iiMr'. :: i.-nC'.Uier, who 
wasof thesixth . •• , . , • ,,,,, John of 
Sandwich. Th.- n , .. i i • Mre.-.-oex- 
tensively in the r- ... . |.. (•oi,fi;.;e 



111 shillint;.-^ iv, .ii. i ;,:: •>..., : , ,:,n-. 
He had a son, '/.'.• r, imj,. i.. . i, I ' ., . 1 , ,l,id 
f72:il, who had a -U!. .),„.„. ,\.u::i It..... died 
174-Jj, who had a son John, I born 17;.to, died 
178ij, who had a son John, (born 
17.")1, died lb27). The latter wa.s 
Col. John .J.iikm^. nriiiidlather of 
Hon. Si. ;i.. :■ .i. I : u: 1 !. \ .,^ a school 

teacher. ■ ■ - '- . . .,.■, r. He was 

one of 1 1 , ' , ;: l; \\yoniing 



.Mill'i 



At this meetinu' Mi--s K-j^r.ua F.iir,-hi!.l wa- 
receivedinto the church upon protes-ioii ot 
faith. 
In l>^;i4 Rev. J. Dorrance moderated the 

Se-.j.a.l.x ,,...:.-•. 

ii, \. !• . \. Mr. Tor.-e inodir.ated 

th.. K . : ■ - -•.-.II. 

In .- ;;. I-..., K.v. .Mr. E. H Snowd* n 
pre.-uied. 

May -Ji. 184:j, the following entry ap- 
pears: "The Kev. E. H. Snowdeii clcsi-d hi> 
connection with this cluirch atier .-iipi'bing 



iardner's 


l,.-.k,' 


, NfW Eune 


17,")f, (). 


S., 


and died 


!7, on th 


(• in- 


;toric battl 


rried Bel 




Harris. 



at U 
le gro 



He 
Cohlie-ter, 
Conn., in Jenkins Fori, Wyoming, only a 
fortnight before tlie bloody mas- 
sacre of Jnly .3. 177^^. They had 
eight cliildreii. James ( born Fiiit;. died 
1S73 I being the author's father. He was a 
lieutenant in the Revolutionary army, resid- 
ed in Exeter Township, l.u/.erne ruuiily, I'a., 
where he died in l^'i'i. James Jenkins mar- 
ried in lf<l.'i, Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. 
Samuel Hr.e/.-, of Hacking Kulge, N. J. 
Hon. Steuben Jenkins is the third nf their 



: ■ : ■■ .. ; :.•■ - .:r. ' - It.e WlU- 

A. V, i,,.... ■, u..a,,. u ,t daughter of 

lutlior, wi- are unable to fay. 

17H7, on May :27lh. Justices of the Court 



lid '.\' 



I) U 11 1 


■. .-inthor of 


"I'liuisvlvaniu 


eld( 


Ou 1 „ 


IV. -s till' 


followuit; ROOll 


Ho. 


Iv 1 \ 


'.■V itil.l 1 Ij',' 


'/'■-■. I. p.irtnient 


An.j 


(f tl II 1 


n: T'l, ',},;: 


pii. advifc, too, 




^ 1. 1 1 ill 


lit suuio ii 


1. \\ilk,.s-B,.nv; 


of I 


tit me li t 


reforred 


to l.y Dr. Et'lc 


sti-i( 


iHviiU reccntlj 


boon advc 


Tti>ed in a lociil 


ilj i 


I ICT 






the 



luod for (lie 
the HodL'e 
i^ the cook. 



nanii-s of i 

other connt; 
Dixon, Corl 
Bon. My ;'-) 
from }i.hj',- 
Scotland an 
about my a 
yon if it w 



■ can 



■■ ' ■ ;ik' from 

!:• I .: - .'i- :■•' : i l.-iv -,) niucll 
■vAoi^ 1 Iho.urht 1 wnuKi Hsk 
lid be any u>*e to send our 
names as claimants. The advcrti-ement 
says that Si4st.i.000,(X)0 lie bnricd in the 
courts of rhancTj. Bankof Kiu'laiid, etc., 
awaitiu<;clainiaiil-. Ihe date ot the nows- 
paper is Clot. '.', l~^>j. I know that my prand 
mother often told us there were money 
and property for ns it we ROt our rights. 
)'leaseltt me know what you think of this 
adv, rti-emcut. It aNo says, «end to the 
Brili.^h .\uierican Claim .Xirencs, Stewart 
liiiiiaint;. New Vi rk City, for their hook 
rctrister." This is only a -I'.cuncii of ktters 
very frequently received by us. Wu can 
only reiterate what we have heretofore said 
upon this subject. 'I'h,.- v,l i.h- lijiiig is a 
deception of the b,i-. -• ; •. , , itTe vil- 



lains 



vho are 



defrand theunwai 
There is no mt 
claimants and t' 
send out such adv 



to 



. to call 



Bel 



will be another train lai. v \ i w,ll 

not do. 1 must be in 1). :■ ; '1,5 

sharp." He made the lin i • , f>i:.«\. uicr 
pas.sentrer train was wreck, d at K..;al I lakT 
.ibout 8 miles north of Detroit, and" n nnm- 
bfir killed and injured. One of the in.ist 
strikinc traits in Mr. Loop's character is his 
promptness and this determination to catch 
the 7:lo train probably saved his life. 



O.NE of the little deceptions which pleased 
our forefathers was a piece of furniture, 
looking like a liook. tint which on examina- 
tion proved to be entirely ot wood, the 
covers, raised bands, edces, etc., being very 
fairly simulated. Thisin^trument— for such 
It was in reality -was nothing more or less 
than a pilchpipe for use in a church in order 
that the (.recentor might not start too high 
ortoohnv .vlieii the i-ahii w,i= riv.'n out. 
A New V.,r. i. .-, ,- :., l, , ; , ; .. .:.,.r\,{ 
one. Ill ■,-, ... : '.. 'ive 

and a h.i;' !, rst 

church II! , : ..| ...,■• ' ; . . ,,rini- 



left forPontiae, 
friend "Black B 
known ou tlio Kc 



Hecultjvat. 
out of Poiiii 
and large fai 
Mrs. Susan 



luok-i 



IS th. 



eptiou. 



TiiK Doylestown /;<»ioc/ri/'. Nov. IG, says 
that M. W. Oliver, of Crawford County has 
donated to the Bucks County Hi-tori.-al 
Society a tine siiecimen of tiie iron axes 
which are trei|Ueutiy plowed up m the lields 
of Crawl. .i..i C.iuuly. the axo wh^ siiaped 
someili:.:- f li.i h,; H'l. ■.,ii,. .a l.-irge eye, 

»"J" ' • ■ ' • : . -7.1111 abo.it 

a four I ■ : , . , I : . . ,-,. ,upi o^ed 
t" have ' I 1. I,. 1 ,: .. , , .,,J u^ej by 



sc'ccKssri'i. f.\Miii> vri:s. 

of thf SI.ii u ho ».-re i:ie((r.l tii 
Ollicc on >(.v»-iiiljer 1. 

GOVKliNdK, (EKP.) 
niRS A, l;,av,T. vlio lia- so liaud- 

, ' I .. r ! -.■,;. I\ . ■ ;j,l:c;(. of 
• . : ; ■ ■■■...- :■■ ■ ■ r- old, 



-rl.ula. at tlie village 

la\onte on the play- 
[ifii in liis 17th year, 
r-ou Collese. at C3Uou>- 

Co. Ill ISoti he was 

iiij;li iti the class. 

of a!;e Beaver became 
:,. u:;:ci-of Hon. H. N. 

-•.:<■, :\nJ entered the 

: ' :■ ids course of 

; ; iiii .\ndrew G. 

1 i :■ :"iite Fencibles," 
hi 111 the orsanizatiou 



Uljoii the lield in an amljulauce. lu the en- 
f,'a(;reiaenl which followed he was a;;aiu 
wounded sevoroly, losing; his lej;. This 
closed Heaver's active record on the field, a 
record bnstliug with {rii""nl''l' nutl bullet 

Un his vcturu home G- i . T; :l^. n Mucd 

theiiradieeof law. In 1 ', ^ ■ ■ m- 

lier, he became the l:.; ■ ■ - . : ;,ile 

for Governor, niul w;: . ■ : I the 



President Lincoln's call for 75,000 men, 
at the outbreak of the rebellion, received an 
immediate answer from the Fencibles, who 
elected oilicers, Beaver being chosen tirst 
lieuleiiant. and proceeded at once to Harris- 
bnrg. .\iter the expiration of its tliree 
months' time, however, it was mustered our. 
Beaver then entered, heart and soul, into 
the effort to raise a res/iment, the 45th Penn- 



charact. '■ ': ■ \' .. , ,:. ; i. : in 

1^31, in \'. '■■ . h ■, I r- ,;' . |..- V r. Male 
when two jeai,-, of :i^i_-. \r,~ lathi r hL-cumin^' 
a farmer in \\arren, }!radford County. 
Livin!; in the open air, used to hard work, 
Davics cveloped into a lar;,'e and mu>cular 
lad tit for any amount of solid labor. In 
the odd hours of his time Davies r^-ad with 
avidity all the books liiat he conhi lay his 
hands on and hi- mind jirew wilh his body. 
He euli-;. 1 l!i. |r,M;> school late and be- 
came a 1. ■. ; i . ; , . .--. 



sylvauia Volunteers, 


and 'ft-a:, n.ade its 


Uavie- ■.' 1 V- 


, ..;t th 


le local school 
5 sent to ()v,-ego 

(■■■■... ■: , a-;:! lio 


lieutenant colonel, li 
regiment pi.K-> , 1. ! v 
The stre-< <■: 


1 (ictoier. l-jl, the 
- ■ -. Lincoln's 


gave .-111] ■ ■ ,. 1 i . 1 
Academj ,■ - 

After gr:v; 




further call ■:■■■ ■ 


l^enn- 


thepeil_: , 




' .' ■'•") 


sylvania ri-| -. ' 


v i liuvernor 


dent ot - '- :•: 






Curtinapp'.:i ' ; ' '■. 






;.'.■';:, d 


cy of a re.^. ■ - • -,. 


.v'.nt direct?rto 


there 1.., |.,,, -, , ■ 






meet Lee in >i ,: 


. i:.- new regiment 


under ■b; ' ' i '» ■ ! 




. .'. i-L-d 


first experiiii.i ,1 ; : . - 


.' ■. 'if battle at .\n- 


at the • . . 




^ : .. :. 1 :■• he 


tietam. In thn bloo> 


Jy engage"<eut Col. 




-lai; 




Beaver's younger bro 


ther, a gallant lieu- 


miueiit i 1 , ■, - ■ '- . 


, l';J;l. 


" 


tenant, fell in leadin- 


a brave charge when 


Davu- ;■, - ■ 




, budding nrac- 


at the very work- of tht 


;■ enemy. 


tice of !:■■. 1 ■ .. 




n. 1!. lUn Keg. 


In the di-^:. t:-:- !•■ 


-;]■■ of Chancellors- 


P. v., a! •! 1- 1 i. '. 1- 






ville, where 11 ■ 


• ■: : ..rarily incapa- 






.- 'i ' -.'l. 


citated, and u , ■ 


,! Jackson met 


bavies '•.- - '''. :: 




• . : r.'d 


his death. V.r.. : 


:■'■■• i: wounded and 






l;.;- 


-txken home a- .-u_.;. . 


:.. cuuld be moved. 


roveriii • ' ■• 






While the brave c.; 


iluuel was recovering 


to bo a- ; ... i;. 




.' .' ; ■..rk. 


slowly Lee arrived on 


tlie soil of Teuusyl- 


against t, ■. i: >■ 








ed the advice of the 


result ]'.- .:.■.' . - 




' tilS 


surgeons and hurried • 


.- un u, <}..■ ri,-ld. In 


lifeatoncluac .....,- 




1 L.;. lu May, 


several battles that I 


- :: V-.. 1 I'./. Beaver 


1883, he was honural 


jii disch 


a.rgedfroinser- 


rtccived di-tiiigui-! . 


; ■ • 'id was 


vice. 






given charge ol a t i ,, 


r. agal- 


In ISbrj Davies wai 


s elected 


district altor- 


lant part in manv 


' ■. -■ . :• ' :.' -. being 


ney of Brad turd Co. 


In 1-7. 


i lie w a- elected 


womided again at l\ 


tcr-'..,r_- ^.nd carried 


to the S' :. - ,1 







from the field. Whil- at the hospit:d Gen. 
Beaver became too restless for the surgeons, 
und on the eve of a decisive battle, rode 



Tllh: IIISTOIUCAh UKruun. 



of the l.oilv i 
f-o^c-llkndwi 
Diivics of tlii^ 
vies of Niuiti 


I. 11 
^ city 
coke. 


idi Lieut.-Ouv. Davi.P i 
10 i- a brolhtr of Dr. K 
and iin uucle of Dr. Da 


Col. A. Wil 

auditor K^-n.. 
beMiburn ii, 
leniin ni'i:, 

of tlic ttl-.l, ,■ 
h.. -M^,,! J 


.,,,,% 


,,-.! 


l-NERAL, (Uy.V.) 

■i-, VM-n--vlN,niH's la-v 

;' . ....... ; -.i:-,,Ik,vui: 



received 
Onrtin to i 
iiie tills di 
Fortv-.,!!,! 



ssiou from Gi 



Fifth Curph III th, 



tecretarj ; m th 
recorder of tli 
1873 wa« aproii 
G. .\. l;.. h-nj 



ed J -I. 
adier- 
condn 



othfcr otlji- 1 
to the Stat. 
Hartrauft ( 



hj 



i,ov. H..V 

td Col. ; 

I, and he 



'. Capt. 
!;ljlican 
rvod in 
■ lected 
.f Gov. 
ud col- 
- judge 



SI(U1TAI:-. U! l\ri;r.NAL .IFtAIRS. 

Tlioni:i~ J. ,S!tw;irt v> a~ born in 1843 near 
};elfti>t, Ir. land, and i- tl.r youngest man of 
the new otheials of the State. When less 
than a year old he wa:; brought to Norri?- 
towu by his parents, and there he ha* lived 
ever since. In 18(;4. Stewart, though but 
10 years old. entered the artny. wliere he 



OHll 



H clo.se 

1 com. 

indow 

been 



General Osborne, who wa« re-elected Con- 
cre53raan-at-larf;e. was horn in Bethany, 
Pa., .iugu-t 7tli. ISO'S, and was educated at 
the University of Pennsylvania, and at 
the New Vork^ State and National Law 
School, qradoatfu^' in l-!^i;;i» with the detjree 
of LL. B. Sl-.ortly afterwards, on the break- 



Feder 
Super 
Upon 
prefer 



resifjiH 
home 1 
of hi^ 



He h 
never 
retun 
electi 



:iced in the practice 



office until he was 
iu;i the last general 
ent in the Grand 
,\in? been Depart- 
;i. His popularity 
)y the fact th:it he 
-s than were pulled 
u the Presidential 



reccue'i . . ■ p 

for Hlau.e -..u., , 

contest of fb&t. 

CciSr.RESS, IDEM.) 

John Lynch. F.-q., of the I-u.-^'-rne Ba 



rrih: hjstoi:/cai. i;i:voi:i). 



nftor having- ' iJi. ! 

register of u .1 , . •. 
(|{(.p.> Mr. I,;, , 
l:irt;o frimi l>:i i.. l- 
dnriug ld73 r.inl l'-7i 
1879 by Hon. C. 
pre.-iident jndi;o-sliip 
Mr. l.Mifh b, i 



RicC' for llio 

-nzeriie Coaiity, 

the candi- 

' - party. Mr. 

: J .\I,-iry C, a 

, . and District 



ter of J I) 
itud oiu- 



>.voyer. W itti 


ton Coll' • 


. it-Lfirge. and 


ilightM.. ;: • 


i;an, Lnztrce 


with man- •- 


... neijlecitd in 


went to J.iavi 


.vor=. 


nus Ayrrs Ji 



John 1 ,: . , , 
Countv. V. ii. i,u: ;.i 1;..^: 
thedi5tiibu:]onof I'eJf 

KEVKL.SK-MATIVK, (I.t;M. I 

J. Kidgway Wright, elected to rei)rc?eDt 
[tie First diMrict, i City of Willies- Burre ■, in 
the Legislature is 3U years of age and is well 
and favorably known in thi- cummuuiiy, of 
which he is a native. He is .i son of the hile 
Harrison Wright, one of the most able prac- 
titioners at the Luzerne Bar. and a nephew 
of the late Hon. Hendrick B. Wricht. who. 
after a distinguished career in politics and 
law, died in 1871. .\lr. Wright's parental 
ancestors came from Engla d in lU^l with 
William Penu's colony of Quaker immi- 
grants, and lonuded the village 
of Wrightsville, Burlington County 
N. J. The first of the name, John 
Wright, held a commission of Justice of the 
Peace and captain of militia under the seal 
royal of King Charles IL Caleb Wright, a 
grandson of John, removed to the Susque- 
hanna country in 17! C) and settled near 
w;hat is now Shickr-hinny, but returned to 
Now Jer ey in 1811, leaving here a son. 
Joseph, grandfather of the deceased. Joseph 
Wright was for many years a prominent and 
influential citizen of Plymouth, or, as that 
portion of tli3 valley "was formerly called, 



! veins of one 
ife manifested 
e.l degree. 
. I'-- ol Prince- 
i : : i L'raduat- 
. i:i common 
.-.: -i-Mi. and 



IhH W, 



r.ty. .. 
from ti 
yoakir 
John H- 



"rly 



the 



He marrird Kll-.-n. diughterof 
-•k, and had three sons born of 
tne union: the late Hon. Hendrick B. 
\\ right being the oldest, with Caleb E. and 
Harrison as v>.i._-.- ' - .-lurs, consti- 
tuting a ver\ d: :i: .. ; i.of lawjers, 
Harrison beii;_- , .i . most bril- 
liaTit and f!o. ;■:-•- , ■•• t'-.f ever prac- 
ticed at the l,iu. i im- c.iK.lv l...r. He was 
honored by his fflluu ciU/.tn- with a seat in 



ot secrttary of thr 
and established i 
He .afterwards r, 
and came back i" 
where he li ^ : ' -: ; 
death of 1.1 
was elect.:.! . : 
theWyoi,. • 1 
taken a to. . ■ ; 
musical .-r. 
jutant ol tl:. \ ; 



vemer 



; ■':'.'-! li: :!iiatic and 

I..-- IS ad- 

- . ■ ' , -'. 1 1. P. i and 

' .!.> other 

u, a I. J au',,,n. ,.■ t!.e public 
welfare. Ho is deservedly popular and has 
hosts of friends. 

SUElilFF, (IJKM.) 

Hendrick Wright Search is one of the 
rising — indeed, risen— men of the young 
Democracy. He was born iu Shickshinuy 
in 1'-.'j4 and is a son of (irorge \\ . Starch, 
one oi tl;e most prominent citizens of the 
lower end. 

He was educated at the public schools, and 
after graduating therefrom he entered the 
store ot i.ieoi .,-e \V. .. Lot Search, jvhere he 

wa- e..i:!ii,:,..i:-;; i |..\rd uuiil the ye.ar 

1--"'. . .. 1 : ..:nred clerk to the 

i-.i.,.:> .:;:,- ..:;-. He served three 



It-.-. 



beca 



depatj cK-rk of the i iiphans' Court, which 
place he has since tilled acceptably to the 
court and the public. K year ago he mar- 
ried Mi-s Church, a charming young ladv 
livmL' m Ash .u.d, his St I'e. .'.nd uho l.,is 
sii.ce bec.ime .a va'u._u access on to Wilkes- 



THE IllSTOniCM. HKCOHIK 



Bai-re's pooinl cirolos. NominaUa liy accl 
maliou, wilhoiil oiipo-itiou, and rcccivi: 
the umiod sniiport of Int; party, lie i- p'-ol 
biy tlic most popni.-ir man who ever train 
with the Luzevui- Ucruocraey. 

HKCOUDKH, (DEM.) 

Joseph J. WcGinty, of Ebervale, was bo 
in Burhani. KiiRhind, of lri?h pai enlace, 



the year ISr.o. 11,, 


ciuue' 


to An. erica 23 


year.s lu;.. ..r.,; i, , :, 




1 ;! .■,! I'.ber- 


vale. 1!. 1 ^ . ■' ■ , 




■. ' ■..,,, I.oy- 


hoodur.K. ' . 




. ; ■ ■ iliem 


iiftocn -,. . ., ., 




- .. :■■■ made 


Joseph fi ■ ! • : ■ 




>.; uu la.uily. 


Hislo^., •- :. 




...-ir brothers 






I'rni all, and 


foroi.._ ■''...,',. 




^^l.ichhe has 


gradual, li t.i v, r 




. tl.ood. 


Mr. McGiuty li i h 


- ;. 1 .. 


;::iod with the 


several miuer^' ,■ 




: ,:u have from 


time to time eM-: >i ,i 




..•n.n and has 


ocp.npied pr icti. ;;;,, i 


■ L-i; p.. 


.-iuon of tru^t 


conferred by tliem. 1 


le \v,';.- 


a delegate to 


tlie State Labor Conve 


■ntion i 


n ISTfj and to 


the labor convention a 


,t Cleve 


■land last sum- 


iner. 







He has always been a con-istent and hard 
working Democrat. He has held and ac- 
ceptably filled local otljce', hut this is the 
first time he was ever a candidate for a 
county office. 

COBONEK, (DKM.) 



Dr. Joh 
most n 111 
nig art. 



, one of Pittston's 
;ioners ot the heal- 

17. ls,-,o, at Lake 
nty. The first four- 
were spent upon a 
he was apprenticed 

to the carpenter's 



four 



lati 



pared himself by niL'l.t -' .;l'. . II. tan. 'hi 
three winter terms of - : ' >■ ":: ;.. : 

County, the summer- I , _ ; ; la v..i:iv 
iug at his trade. .\t 'Jl , ■. ; ' . .i an.l n. - 

ceived the a.'''.]!.;a. • -iS priuciiial 
of one of tl . I . :.il schools, 

holding the ;, I. :' a .. ■ . I consecutive 

years, i.rep;.:i; • i a : a s.aine time 

for.T, (T. . ..!, \- , ■ . ..-..,:,. ,. ,. .:.,,_ 
ing hi, i,. ,, : . . , ■ ■ ■ 1 a 1 ; ., 

gradiaa- : a ; . - i 

him-(at 1 ,.aa a .■■.!'.-: ,■ ,; a - 111 

Pittstuli, uhLleh.:.|ia-.,._a.la>aaal,..-vU,l,.lve 

practice. .\t the cuumaipal el.aHi.,.ii la=t 
Bpring he was reelected a member ot the 
School Hoard by a larj.- na-.j -nf,, alrhou-h 
the district in which ho le^ules h >truiialy 
Republican. Dr. Mahon is a prominent 
member of the Luzerne ( V.unty .Medical So- 
ciety, and probably nearly every Kepnblican 
vote of that organization was cast for him. 



citiiif,' tnala a,-, iii(),-t of lh3 (.Juartei rfessions 
courts in the country. Ilo is thoroughly 
honest and upright and well liked. 

In 18'J4 the first river boat propelled by 
horse-power, arrived in \Vilkes-J3arre from 
Nescojieck. It was a wonder. 



of Rev. Dr. A. 
itnlogical Semi- 
■'.. Dr. Hodge 



llodi,'. 



11, the three 

.resent at his 

of his malady 

U days previous to his 



in hi- ileal tl on 
broth, IS of Dr 
bedsidi., as the 
was known for 
death. 

Dr. Archibald Alexander Hodge, A. M.. 
D, D., LL. D., was born at Princeton, N. J.i 
July l.'s, 18'J3, and was therefore midway bo^ 
tween tj3 and til v.-ir^ r.t -laa. Ha v.i= 



lS-17, an 
and wen 
ary midf 



■iiiK iiisTdincAL ui:c()i;u. 



died, 
hns linlU 
I'olemic 



lllfd p:i- 


.tor, ^evt-r.iDy, < 


>f the First 


of VM- 


<l)nr^', ;uid of 


the North 


if All.-'l 


»'M,v City. 




', I'ro!. 1 

1 hi- 1 
\ !'.■ ; 
r.. : 


lrH!;:o%v^.-.c-,IK 


il !'v Prince- 

.-.l.. I'ro- 

: ur=hip 

:. U.v. Dr. 

ii. llodt'e 

-n. %vho 

': ■ . :u' and 

; r,. th.'lt 



fuii.r ! , , V .-il l,o hfkl ou Monday 

'11k I , • 1 ';. Jlodse does not break 
tfie i'.>; I ; : . Su'h has identified the 
name of lloJ^-f \\\i\\ Priiicetoa Senjinary, 
Dr. Charles Hodye'f eldest .on. Ca<p>-r Wis- 
ter Hrdge, being profe--or of New Te.-ta- 
meut J.iUriituu- :!iia r.illuMl Greet; at that 

instill' ,. i : ;- i i: ,. t he hn^ held f-iuce 

l^i'i'. ' I' .• ■■ ' ..:iiong scholars 

as i>vi.' ; 1 i.;,^ I't Ills brother in 

thdi'i'-. ' -: ' Ml'. 1 hfj connection 
whi; li 1 ; : ; ; up with Princeton has 

sub.) • ' : malricnlation of Dr. 



.1 .: I. >s tlie tender sympathy 
ii liiti.J., of his lamented brother 
ty, the elder pastor beinrr -^ great 
for his .kindly, genial nature as 



of tlic u. 

in thi> 
favorite, 
well as for his deep lear 



STDliDlJV.iNT. 

;iS Sturdevant. one of the 
,nown men of Wyoming 
i ly, Nov. 1"2 at his home 



Rtiit and 
?ontribn- 
d father, 



pn)~p, rilj of which he ma 

ted. 11./ ,\as a kind hus 

and a vali-.td member of the community in 

which he lived, and particularly noted for 

the virtues of hospitidilj and nei^-iiborly 

kindness. Beloni;int; to a pa-t i:eniralion, 



hi,.. Il;- .,.,:.. • .. , ,;, ,: ..u. to the grave 

Jul;. -Jl ui ;..-: .M,.i. i- 7i;th year, the 

husband bciut' !"tr senior by live years. He 
was a brother of the laie -M.ijor John Stur- 
devant and Gen. V.. \\. Sturdevant, of this 
city, and his survivin- children are Col. 
Siimiel H .S-nlon, K. W.. h D.. ni,d Dun- 
Dini; Sturdevant :!iid Mi-. W. F. U.ifT, of 
Wilkes. l!arr,.;Mr^. F. li. .Vnu^. Mrs. Jerome 
Swarlwor,d. of .M,ho,.,.u,i. and Mr*. .J.imes 
M. Kobiuson, of Skinner's IMdy. Uis 



wife's death, as noted in lheKi(oi;oat the 
time, was the first to bi. ' ■ I ir/e 

family circle. .'Vli her ., •: . , .le 

married and have famili < ; •■.... )vi 

of all this lai-KO number o. : ;,<i. , 1, , |,., cd 
to the countless perils which threaten ex- 
istence, and coverint; nearly a century in 
time, this t;odly mother in Israel was the 
lirst to be called henct'. 



How 



■'.I, v,.|iose de.ath 
t tlie home of her 
lau, in AUeutowD. 
sketch is from the 



.Mr,. 
Jacob I 
Weiss, 



hton. She h ; I 
ml/, at the old hoiii, 
lie to this city ou 
. latter part of July 



fulii and m the a.-..suiaiicu of 

OERII.LA WALI.KR 1 

(Montr..... !;....ubli 
Orrill;. W ■ I! 1: 1 - .!:■ .i 
of her .-..;:,' \ . \' 'I 

Sasnue;. , ' . . ■ 

years ;j;.! . . ., . ■ : ■, , ; . .. 
vivor of a Iruve faiuily of 
fatlier, Nathan W alter, wa* e 
settlers in Wyomiiii: Valle 
lamily there shortly aft. r 
revolution, althon-h lit ! :' 
there before, but was t. ■ 
time. He had three br-.v 
in the Wyomin.jr Ma--.. .■ 
Ileebe w;.-- .>,.. 5. .■,:..■. • 
children, lb i 1 ■ '■ ■■ - :■ 

df"wm.';'.'.i ."'i . ■ . '■ ^ 
diedsev,- , ;,. :, ; •:■ :. L 
on the ri.;-iin. h..ima riv.r w I 
hands of his oldest <oii, 1 
father of Dr. D.J Waller, t 
and of the late Ju.l-e Walhr 
Georire. of llonesd'de. I'he 



ano aUjsiiiiiit: lowii^. 


i,i;m jiiuinuiciit 


lor uialli 


J ears 1.1 U Mkes- 


I'ho MilH.'.-t of this sketch WHS boru iu 


liarre. In l.-^'/H 


owin:; to 


Ihe death of Mr. 


4ViLl;fs-l!,n,. m April, 17i«. und livc.l th.ie 


Lw, tho NalitK 


oke bank 


etired from linsi- 


until shu was sixti-cii yuiirs of ni>e, und \Vf ut 


ncssaud.Mr. W 




to Wilke^-l'.arre, 


from there to Windsor with the rest of the 


iucharce of hi 


. ; 1 1 ; 1 ■ 1 ! 


, :.• i i;, 1- - 1 lie 


f.imily. 'I'he inovint: took from Momhiy 


undertook the 


|,.,.;m..i. 


i i- 1. ■ 1 'i; 1 he 


momiiig until Satnrday niyht. and the route 


Wyomiiif,' Natic 




1. . r ■ i: -.:,l]| 


was from Wilkis r.:;Mr to i'ltl-ton. lh,n i.ii 

the l.;irl ,,■„:,,,:. , 1,. :r ..^:,.^, .;;.i t-.-.: 


de.ath -ev, red li 


W roth 1 


-aves' a wi'le aiid 


thert 1 , ^, ..) ;> 1, ■.;.,: 




-y nine yi 


irs of nge. Mrs. 


throw.-:. !■■..:, . ,■.■.,..: 






.olicyof SU.OUO 



settlers of tin- : : .■ ■ 

The family a' :'.■ ; • , . .- 

iu Wiud?or c-n - ., ,.,...;,'• 

about sixty m.: i ..a.et w. lu m 

moviugcon-i ;■ ; - liur,-e team-, 

and two sa<hi - ,.i leh the girls, 

five in numbi r, ' : ■ !. .-vie and walked. 
Mrs. Boebe v. : ■ i ■: ■■ ' m irriase to her 
late husband, Harry 1. ,, ..I,.!, l•.iell^^. 
fouri'ears of atje. ili' ! :' i:' ^l.ii.- 

together of about fifi;. :l . I 

fannily of six cliiklreu, i ■<.:■ -a;., .iiid ! .> o 
daucbters. Her hustiai^d left her a widow 
in Juue, 1875. 

The funeral was attended by a large con- 
grcgatiou of those who had known her for 
more than half a century. Her remains 
were lowered to their last, resting place in 
the little cemetery at f rackliu Forks, by 
two sous and four grandsons acting as pail 
bearers. 

JOHN -WKOTH. 



An incident, none the 
fact that it had been expee 
Tuesday, Nov. li;, r,f .!..>. 
of the WviimiriL' Nat: •■ 

and respected, 'lot o'l . 



ad from the 



in a 



mer home. He had i ■ n ii' ■. . a i ■ 
cated disease for mor-' I :. •'■■•■■_■ 
malady had been of a. ■ :io . 

agnosis by eminent |. '....;,;;- imI 
only recently that hi* -utreruiL' was to 
be due to the preseuce of a tumor 
throat. 



Mr 

Sei.l. 
tend 
yoiitl 



horn 



iu Cecil ('onnty, Md., 
d therefore just en- 
ir of his life. His 
lood were passed on 



White Haven < 
jst widely knov 
■ens of Ijuzer: 



uf the White Ha 



Emi.ire T, 
sitioii he w 
uess. In 



TllK IllHTUIUCM. UFAonn. 



icJ off or 


dfM 


ojkI Ijj tho 1 


ril 


-h 


'"niollitM-' 


s siJi 


d.-co!,.-edV j- 


r.il 


d- 


^ Col. j\a1 


hH,> 1 


)niiw)ii, who>. 


III 


ir- 


7r,;i, Willi 
.-u ^\^■■ \ 


Kliz; 


h.-thSill.i. hi. 
ui.tial knot 1 


I'd 


ui 


■ \ ■■ll"V. 


■ From this i,in 


ri: 


t-'i-' 


\>v 


l)r.riu 


tather of tii 


1 


to 


11, 


iC-l., 


and th.i mil 


iti 


IS 


i.i,.|, to 


loll. 


L. D. iShoema 


ir 


,1 


of dfc-ci 


^fd. 


Mr. Shoeiii, 


ki. 


r's 


urred upo 


1 tlie 


■iHnin fruitful 


ac 


fs 


bctin HI the fai 


lily for .iiorot 


ha 


1 a 


liul whirl 




c l.aid for, not 




ly 


11 




V. hut with tl 


e 1 


le 




, i 


iiioestor. 








: 1 


rh. 12. 1812 


and 



J,0dgL 


stationed in W lute Haven. He\v 
afttT the Ma.sQuic ritual by Lanr 

KOBKKT m'd. SHOKMAKKIi. 


At 

Sliocn 
I'oit. 


1 piu. Nov. 22, Robert McDowi 

laker died at hi? n -ndtnce in Imh- 



hood fntcrtd 



maker, ai^r..! 
day and gen. 
Henj. Shoeii 
of the Delau 
Wyoming in 
tleiuent wa- ■ 
year he retm i 



i ■ .. ■ n Ih.at 


L. D. s; 




. i,,. and 






■ ■ •■ i.t de- 


Dr. ive^ 


■.',,. I'i . ' ! ,.■■ 1.1 . :.;-:..: .'l.in 




with JO. 




:. ,'': , . . ,, I77tj. 


Mr. Sho 






He 1. ; 


. ,. 1 ert, now snperiu- 


K'.assa- 


tendeiit 


. i. ,,. IRS of the Lehiali 


' ot de- 


Valley ( 


. , ' ■ : its ou North Kiver 


Street, 1 


, i; . 1- .■^teemed as one 


of the 1 


• . ; : i.iul enert'etie men 


' ..'.uty. 




:.,|.any. iho funeral 


took i-l' 


. .11 i ■ 1, at 2 pm. from the 


!,' ;uv-- a ,.1 ..a ue- 
ikulp's "Families of 


late reM 
Forty F 


h-uee. the interment beiun made in 
3rt cemetery. 


pendency of the dis- 




K. K. SNOWDKN. 


he land of thi- valley. 


The n 


any friends of Kev. K. Hazard 


,: V, i.iH, ; 1,;,.! pur- 


Snowdei 


, ttie oldest Presbyterian cleri.'yman 


' : ' ^ 'lierot 


in \V501 


ins: Valley, will be sorry to hear 


■ 'inpre- 


that h" 

um.-li In 


fd bratli.-r. I'ol. 1;..!., it Kalston 






:!, ii. ■: :• d Nov. 1), 

, ■ ;-, 1, - , 11, ■'.' :. ;, .'ity la- had 

■ ■• :,;,,:■-- f..r III.- 


.alid ot palrlol-. rind 


Ihe V, in 


>,u'..i I.I,- ..-.iui.i ^i.-airomineiit 


V and her l.al.i- nere 


and hoi. ( 


irdeiti/.rnoltheom-efe.ver-slriekcn 


nstaiices, for piaeli- 


nty aloi 


L' the .Mississippi, thon-h he never 


leir little home had 


flinched 


svhen tlio yellow fever was decimal- 



77//; insionK 



inglliofit 


.\'^ |,,,|„,l,ir, . 


\\. 


,1 .,t|, ,, 


r.'urrLd 


at II.' 1 






'■,■..('! 


Hubert 


l!0/:il.! 

laiil ..: : 








:;d^;:; 


n Ki^'i,.! 








In., of 


Ktv, Y,.,U 










DeoLMs, 


'd was bora at 


No 


w Hartford, N. 


v., r.nd %i 


:^s thii eighth child 


of licv. 


.S.ilnll''l 


Fil.U'J Si; 


..wdeli, cituf ^ 


■Vll.i 


-e fainil? 


, of 1(1 


cMKlr. ;:, 








!!:i.-^rd 


Suov,.!. -, 










Suuv.,;. ■ 








( 'nnil., 


and.i ,i: 








;iHr ill 


Ark.-iu-:.-. 


i;i- viu- a„ 


,1 - 


,„,,,, _[t, 


u. ayo 


aud ho n 


fai\ivi;d bvou; 


iy ui 


lie child, 




riod dauf 


htur. 








'Jim j'laiulfatherof di < 


•fa?ed, Isaac Snow- 


dl■n,^^,■,-. ; 

till' i;. ... 

trta-M. 
I.l.l.'i. !!. 

tllM'l. 

the 1 ■ 






■ ..lif.V 01 


during 

:;.. was 
:,i:adel- 
' ,' that 
e.us to 

: riiiia- 


dc!;.!. 






ily wen 


9 COIU- 


l.elh.l :.. 


i ■ ■ . 1 ' ;, 1 ' , 1 




.i.ntry. 


Hpwas 


filar, ;.■..■, 


. : . ! ..I ; . li 1- 


t ii. 


■ 111 the 


city of 



Isaac .Siiowden had five .-oils, all of whom 
verc ;:radiiated from Princeton College, and 
four of v.-liom were mini -ter-- -R.-v. Samuel 



■th 1.-. 
all wlr 
town 



th ncb N. 4 
oak stake: tl 
mile to the 



-. i. - ■ ■. I will 

' Iphia, itc— through 

Harre. 
S2.00 

4.00 

8.00 

..l.ply to 
-I. Phoenix Hotel, 



(It l;.v. > ;- : 1 ■ ,,,,:-; Jiiily, 

Mary t'ox m, ; ,. - 1 ■ ; i . ,,■ -, 

and wasthe e. >' , ■ : : . t 

Hayes, an eiiii;i.M i '. :,■/:'■ 

and friend or >;■ ; . . \ i ' 
once wor>;ted ii ' • 

Chicago duriii- . . 

Comiironii.--'', ti. ; ; . 

iug vote su-;,iiii,:i.: '.;.. .. ■.. -' ..i i- \: ■•.-. 
to the revoeali.ju oi ih.C.....|.:.nj, ..-•.. 1 .... 
other children of Kev. S. i . SiKr.vdeu Wero 
Samuel Ureese. E. U., I living i, Arthur 
Henry, (living), Susan Breeze, James 
Anderson, John Bayard. Kobert Ralston, 
(just deceased), Sydney iirtesc and Kliza- 
both Breese. 





Sur. 


icy 


f.> 


r Kiu^-st.. 






[Fn.mM 


SS.c.ll 


.■,ti 


„ 


.f 11 


..n.t.l.-i 




-r.nk 


A ro I. 


1 laid t 


.ut bv ! 


Sila 


s Buigi 


i.un. 


^Vif 


Uuck, .J. 


>hii I'erkii 




'Jii 


liottiy 


Sinil 


Ih. 1 


ben i),LV 


1- and 


.Jo 


hn 


.Jei 


Ik ns. V 


vho 1 


ii-ere 


pointed 






:ee 


for 


th.ll i.l 


ir|io.- 




;>.-.th of 


.Ni.'.y 


, 1 






.\fter 


look: 




viewing 
hno nbo 


ut -JO r 


ne I 
ods 


e.a 


e*. 


• begui 
f Toby 


'.- V\ 


eek, 


eaxafra.v 


; stake 


on 


the e; 


l.st Sldl 


: of 


a r 



KUNAWAY .\rPlUNTICE. 

In the \Vilkes-Barrti papers of that day 
ucli adverti^.'Lneiil- a- the followimx avpear, 

.■■■ !■ '■... •'• \.\ I I ■':'.:■■ •■•: I liitle fellow 
•. ■ : : - ■ ti.il to a 'Stick 

■.-''!', ^ I ' ' : i • :.'',! .wny from 



orliid harboriii 



COAI. ril' TV 



llr 



iihli 



.\ (.'aed.— I am now ready to delii 
> th.- ciii/.eiis of Wilkes. Barre at the 
ig|irices. viz.: .Vt thi 
tiinp coal, per ton of 'i.tMO lb- 

oken coal and raked 

ine coal without screening 

I.inie burner's coal 
ad 2.) cents per ton i 

Agent for' 



.i.al for l.anlini 
IS Symington, 



,ilKCs-r.iiiio .Scli.Kils I'ifty Vtiirs Ago. 

|('..iiiiil,ulcilliy(;.H. It, I'liimli.l 
'I'lio foll()\viLi;; reforfuods to early rJiica- 



leCo 



ily 



iiiti ri>.-.liuK, not only to the okU-t sjeniTii- 
tinii now living, but to their chiUlrtn, lu 
wlioso minus thoexiieritnci-sfif tlu-ir jian-nts 
iu tho^o oinly day-- wfnr the ylaiiior of inj.^. 
tical lR-...i-i-. 11-. ..i,i.„. |>,.. M, ,:,,■- 1. ...,-,,- 

BhoU- :• -i :-J . ■ n . .1 ,,; , ..,. ,,; ].. 

geiivr.'A ,. .::■., ■..,', i ;■ r . . 

failtHl 1" ; 

tfUt. \-.r, I,:,. I.v i; V. . ,■•.:■. . 1-. [',. , . - 
cecd'nylj haiU tniiu^ loUowinu' thi- t'nianri>l 
policy of the Gove-rnnjcnt, anil also that 
emigration to the Western States was in 
everyI)odj '? niinJ. 

Thf !,.< I li, ■'. li,, ;. V,', .1 f,'M:ile seminary 
here -u : ■ . ' .illy ki'owii 

Hmun ; , , , 1 . . •■Wjomiug 

Semiiiui;, ',..•.,".1 ,1 ■;■ ;.t.:i for female.^ 
couteiniurinuiiu,^ wiih trie lotnar, WB.^ con- 
ducted by tha .Mis!-es ferry, also, in Wilke^- 
Barre, having courses of study andexijeuses 
uot quite so hij;h. 

Isit no! R lil'li- -i'v."!i' r th-it the enterprise 
which!. .-. I ■'.:']-■.■• I .' li lie such insli- 
lutiuii-. 1,. : :- -::aices should 

liave I 1' „ ' ■ HT.-cded by an 

appar. :.: , . , . ■ ■,,. .,i -uld f.-,-y- 



of 



dustrial school' 



"As ti...- ■.: I :,r.r: ir.y is no longer fit for 

the question forces itself upon us— shall we 
let it go? . . . We might [ioiut with 
pride to numbers of men in active life at 
home and aboad, who adorn the professions 
iu which tlioy are engaged — at the sacred 
altar— iu the army— at the bar and in other 
employments \i-ho owe to the academv hero 
the best part of the f-bv .!■•.!■ -'ii.-h has 
rendered them useful, -;.--! ■ , i .ii-tin- 
Bui^hed. . . . it i- • i that 

no institution of tii.' ... -ute, 

during a number of yi I . :.:;.>rin- 

ed the purposes of r- ' ■ ■ ■ :.■ 

efTectively. . . . N..; ■ . :. . ; 

borough or vicinity alo . , ■ , .. • 

cerued in having a lir ; ■ ' i ■ i ;. :i , :■. 
Wilkes-Barre, but also the whole county. 
; . . Shall it be said that the 
institution which our fathers reared 
wh.^n the county was yet new and mone^y 
scarce, and with which so many honorable 
names are associated, as !!^cott, Mallory, 



lugh. IJver, Denison, Heaun.onl, 
, and .l.nl.Joiits and i may be par.. 
HI add C. Miner, shall be neglected 



Me that 
the iu- 
vell as 



The Willies-l!. 
opened duriu 
of the existeii 
was on "Hiv..r" 
changed P. • ' ; 
Theappeiui ' 
publka,, I 



of the academy. It 
r. .1. oi.ly shortly before 
' . li.Mi. ••i^nnk" Strtet. 



..f study will 



week.., each. ..." 

The course will endirace the following 
studies: 

PlilMtKY I.L.\S<. 

1st Term — Orthography, reading, writing, 
grammar, geography, arithmetic, hi>-tory, 
comi)Osition. etc., etc. 

2d Term— Studies of the preceding term 
reviewed and continued; outline ol history, 
natural philosophy. 

.JUNIOR CLASH. 

1st Term— Grammar, arithmetic, history 
geography, rhetoric with a reference to 
composition, physiology. 

2d Term— Grammar, chemistry, intellect- 
ual [ihilosophy, geography ot the heavens, 
algebra, logic and composition. 
SE.Nio:: ci..\ss. 

l.^t Term— Algebra continued, logic, 
i'.;: :l. .\ t i.i::.i.if on .Moral Feelings, as- 



■rd sc 



riiK liisioincM. /,■/■;. 



Wnsl.iiiK per ila/.cM 

For tuition in Ficncli S-". 

" " Drawing aiidl'aiiiliii.;. 4 

U-ie of I'iano :_; 

I'lovi-ioii will be iii»(le for iustrnclniTi 
Jjiitiii ;iiid DrL-tk without any iidOitiu 
cl.ar^-e lo U,H i.upil. 

'I'ne dfiiariiii.nt (if I-Miipation will 
under the i!;,, ', . ( .,:; ~ V. M. Wui 
worth. Tl... s, ■liMully.-ifna 

ou thubank ..: r - M:a. 

State lli-l. ,. ,' - .' i w l;. •,■,.,, lion 



Hi 



onThurr-Jay Nov. 11. I ' i; ,;: . ,. , 1:1 

charge of a roniinittet of tw.i, ccm^i-iuii: of 
Messr?. F. U. Stone and F. H. William?. 
All of the rare historical trE-a?ure? of the 
society wen- thro-AU open for the inspection 
of llu> \: \' -['. i'\ ■■ reception continued 
fio.u . ' Mil twelve. .\ luncheon 

was ':,c ! ■ , ,-|i;i-t nine, \moni; the 



seasoi 
town I 
New \ 



plorer 1, .S. i_. i.iui .-^iiiilii, ( ... tj, tr- .\1. I .jijar- 
roe. Counsellor John I. Clark. U.S. Morn-. 
Horatio Gate? Joue?, James B. Sword and 
oilierf. 

.AN i;vi;>tfi:l c.vr.KEit. 



ail int.-. i:;:: I: .T^phical sketch of our 
furni. r t . \ . 1;. Loop, whose death 

l>y .M'. .. Ii-.uiy been noted in the 

KteMi.i.. 1!;. r ::-.■ r was so eventful that 
we believe onr re.iders will be glad to peru-e 
Ruch portions of it as we can make room 
for: 

At St. Loni^ at the breaking out of the 
Mexican Wir. I.. . ;!;;.•. ! - .a private, con- 
tinuing in thi- .r ■ ■ : ' • nd of the war. 
Hewa^in It,. ■ . , li r Col. Dono- 

phanwhititl • ■ ..vai made nn- 

derG.i: K. . : ■ - 1 ..,■. •oS--;--: 



eru, or sla 
positions, 
more for 



thri:- V. .. : ■ . - : 

of MX t.. I..:, S....: .:•- 
Loul- he enil. irk-d in 1 
no.?switha Mr. Brand d 
Ile^s wa- conlinned n 
about 1^--I'.i. when he 
brother Kdward. This 



IS the year tliat 



THI-: iiis'j'oincAf. i:i:coiti>. 



out of pprvico on lliis ooca 
h(i rotunied lo Wilkes-Barre, mid iifle 
vnry brief iKiriocl ho (Mili-=tcd iit.'uiu, 



iKiliIe of the 
ved a ballet 
lied him so 



1 within one diiy of nis 

An exf-mpliiry 

1, loving' son. brother 

ill not Foon be found 



)stlTll< 



COLONIAL stCT.KTAUY TliOMr^oN. The will of the late I<imc S. Osterhout, 

wh.j pruvidcd -o M.unifu'enlly for tin; est;ib- 

Th.- s„|,,„,.sr<l si,.-..lins of iiU l-.ody anil \'-\.: M"' •' ' ■''" .■ i :. V '.: I ■ H >. r(.. 



del phi K 


Ar.'u/ii./ 






., n,,„ 


■ by Ui 


;. James 


1 ■ ' . 




. ■ 1 1 n l; 


■: ■■The 


Hurnton 






,, i.iiie 


Mivate 


buryint' 
r Kivius 
„lrd the 


p:i lM ■> : 




■, \nrk, 
'..Ir.rubia 




, ,.eo. It 


CoUe--. - . 


r. • iHa'ri-m ut \ 


Vellesley 




lu 1719 


CoUetri-. 


: . Vmeriean 


Library 


1 .' ' 


1 inmis- 


ASSOCKIII..-. 


, I-:'....' I'M. Libnn-!/. 


!nurnal. 




i come 


etc., etc. 1 


he i.-io.ind u-H caret. 


)llv t'ono 




D.-.nt; to 


over with thi^ 


iyentleman and hisview 


-h.-id. It 




ii, pro- 


will be rem 


:embered thai an arrai 


iii,'i-inent 



nior • :-■■,: ■ ■ :. Siyu- 


course of coastni<- 


tiou a few ,luor- l.fhiw. at 


bow.;^ .. ■ :., >,ic^t of 


the corner of Fr, 


anklin and Northamiitou 


<r -;. „: . ,:, . ; ,, ; ,. , ■ ,^y. •Jlio 


Streets. 




viit : ^ya u:i lu ici.ac ■.-r.: :.:. -. -i-i- came 


It has b.*n ^XP. 


.,-«M,l II, It the nl,l church 


tobe plai-.J there. Ju l-Ji w a.- huied here 


would b, .i. ii .. 1-1 


. ,1 ■!,.: 1 i:'., :i; \ li;,:ldini; 


Charle-^lhompson.son in-law of Harrison. 


erectt-d o, ■: -■■ 


■ ■. ! ■ 1 1 ; 1 .■. , ■;■. i-es 


the founder. He wa-^ an Irnhman, an 


HszaiH-t-, ', - , ,■ 




Amiriran patriot, anil beina, wliat wa.s 


His sn-.:. .■•:. . 


■ ■, • 1 ;,■ I- , -•. . , ,111 as 


ran- in thn~e early day*, a short-hand writer 




. .1. al.H of the extent 


he was r-h,,-en secretary of th- St;imp Act 


to whirii '1 


u,,nld be patronized 


Cin-re.- in New York, in ITl!.".. He whs 


andt'w.t , . : . i 


; i..\e to be little de- 


nnaiiimously elected secretary of the Conti- 


mand. a: :.. : 


■ ' :i' r. for an exnensivo 


ii'^nti'.l Con-rres..; throntjhont iis pvistenco 


hnildinu' or t'^r :, 


,n nnn,en-e coll-ctir,n of 


and was sr'ivtary ot'llie Ur-i U. ..!-<■ ot 


books would be 


nndes,r4ble. he rrci.i- 


R,.pr^^"..totiv''.s. It V.-H h« wbr, ,>l1ini-,ny 


ni";nls that tlie inl 


■rri"-nf tt,.. n'T-^h cditico 



TIIJ-: nisi(_)i:i( 



1.,-... - ■ ::v 1. : II:, : . i , i: r. t' .■ Collec- 




tion uf l!ir Wjui'm.,; 1 1;- li-rio,li Socirty lUld 


I-'- ' •!'. l-i:! 


tliiMic ot ihr'ii. -.-lit Suulay 5chool room 




f,.r ii.rftiu-. ot ll,r -.ci.ty. Mr. Dewoy's 




Iiluii would not :.i oi!.-,/ mill h liaiiasoine 




btiildiii;; to oui- city, but would ultirantfly 


Ml '■., . ■ 1 . •• 


luiid to this desired result. 




Caleb K. WiiKht. Dsq.'s New l!o.i)<. 


'i','"' ,',■■!'■. 


Our rt-adi-v^ will I'li- '^"T'lljly recall a 


a'dJu .Ld'l 


couploof lii-toil:' '1 .,..,,• iroru tlie pen of 


cou,:u.,ndo 




inllxmc^; t 


K-.p, of the 1/, .. ' , low of DonIcs' 


whisky and 


to«n. In I--I i: . ■ j.ubli^l.ed" hi.s 


tneiii to nan 


"W yoinine. .\ 1 al.-." .iii oct:ivo iiamphlet of 


.\noIdi>, 


IL'o |ia^'C'.--. and ill IS'mp J. li. I.ippiiicott .t 


prcM-ni.-L ; 


C(.. i.nbli.^licd tii^ ".Marc-US lilair. k Story 


with an.,: 


of J'roviucial Tiuic~. Written for the 




Young. With lUu.-itretioiis," 12 ino., pp. 


llic 1' ■ . . , 



.\11 li ....M, V...: : 


1 . ..>:-.. labton. 
.... -.,'.,i I- t..e dark 


for. -;-. V. !,cre tiout 


abuui.:!. and there are 


num. rou^ pen pioti 


res or woods life which 


niu-t h ivc been ao 


u^.l experiences of this 


hard\ li-hennun, w 


lo tven yet visit.s the 


trout streams of ol 


d l.u/erne a; regularly 


as the sea- ou.^. Tli 


^ volume comprises SiM 


piifes and, as its title implies, has for its 


scene the Lackawanna-Wyoinini; resion. It 


is a talo of the 


troublous time when 


the yiiukee an 


d I'cnnamite con- 


test for the 


soil of Wyoming 


vexed the somIs of 


)ur ancestors and e%en 


spn-.l ■: !.";,■, 


a.id .'■ ath throughout 


thl 1., . : ■ ■• : 


;■ ; love story— for 




.. : i:less one weaves 


a t.'u.- <•;''.,. 


. . p.rhaps about 


\~,-"K t ■.:■■■ \ . \ ■ 


., ,v,th a thrilling 


foi, ■'■. :-• ,< ■:■ 


;; - of tlie Lacka- 


wani. : ■■ '■'■'■. 


•::,• under a stone 


arc!' !" ■■ •' t 


>■: -afetyi of two 


fu-itr.. -, -: :i .- - 


■ ' ; "•'h'^'-- -i J"',"iK 


man and a yoiin^- w 


., :ii, he a i'ennsylva 


nian, she a. Vanke. 


x\ho has run away from 


her Connecticut 


loine. The stone arch 


brid-e, at sn early 


a day. is rather a bold 


crraiM.n of the nov 


li-i. hut then a writer of 


liction niu-t be per 


,i;led somethin- by way 


of poetic license. 


ri.ry become separated 


while on tlie wax to 


('apou>e Meadows, and 


she loses herself al 


mt; the Nayaug. .Vfter 



the Sentinel diuuk and ilien ear-ily re-cued 
the prisoner, 'i he contests between the 
Yankees ai.d the I'ennamitcs wax warmer, 
acfpiaintance kindles into love and 
the reader cannot fail to become 
intensely absoibed by Mr. Wright's 
interestinj; narrative- Karnes of 

familiar pioneers are here and there in- 
troduc d. not for^-i ttinjj the first physi- 
cian of the Lackawanna reaion, i)r. Joseph 
Sin-a:,'ne. 'I'he author's bent of muid is 



timi 



ery 



lapter. .lomo- 
■ of the glories of 



■UUiJ 



i a Ha 



of hi 



lecal acumen, and still aeaiii it is a touch ot 
that reli.-ious fervor which has always made 
the author a leader in tlio church of his 
choice, 'i'he spirit and purpose of the book 
is excellent. It is a valuable contribution to 
the literature of the re<,'inii and .Mr. Wrmht 
may well entertain a just pride in being its 
author. 



The Kiistorical Record 

A i\10.\Tni.Y 1'U15L1CAT10N 



DJ-.VCni:!) I'KiXCU'Al.l.V lO 

AXD CONTlGrOUS TllKRnOKA' 

WITH 

NOTES AND QUERIES 

Bin(;KAPinC.\:.. AXTIQUAKIAN. Ci ^AHALO. ilCAI. 

o 

iCDiTKi) ],Y K. •_:. i;,)iixsox. :.f. d. 
Vol. i] DKCKMiw-;^ 1^86 [No. .|.. 



\\!i.Ki:s-:-.. 



:^=:C-:UTC "ii■^ccol•^ 



The Historical Record. 



Fugitives froti! the Masi.>crc 65 

Memori.-;l Volume of Dr. 1 larrisoii Wri-ht 67 

IntideiUs ia Life of Col. John Franklin 6/ 

Lieutenant William Jones 6S 

An Old Poem on Ireland 69 

When Berwick was Fo'.ujded 69 

First Forty of Kini;ston 69 

Historical .Society, ?roL-ccdin,;;s of December Mceiin;.; 71 

Early Days in Wayne County 73 

Col. Sam Hunter on th.e .SilL;ation 72 

Indian Name of Hunlock's Creol: 72 

The Texas Domam 7j 

Hozleton's Centennial 7^, 

Recent Deaths 7.). 

Sarah Gore Wood, Martin Coi/ell, S;.r,il-. i:. :Ml.erton. 

Historical Notes 76 

Paper Printed by Indi.'.as 76 

Lehigh Flood of 1S41 -rc 



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in3e Ibistoiical IRccorb 



Vol. I. 



DECEMBER, 



No. 4- 



I'UGITIVES FliOSl THK .SL.VIO m Kl!. 

A Narative of Pioneer MillVriim. .Never 

before I'ubliO.p I Here. ir:iir llreacllh 

Tn Wj-omiug s ceutcnnial year (1778j, tlie 
gentlemen having in charge the event were 
tlio recipients of numerous interesting his- 
torical communicatjfui? from i>ersous in 
some way ideulilit-a v.uh tlie valley, but not 
able to be present at tlie e>:erci~es. All 
these are now in tlji- cu-todi :<( i!i,- WyouiuiJ 

Commeuior ;! . ' .; ; i one of 

thorn lias I,. : , - . ly Wes- 

ley Jubusoii I i I . ' ^,'1 :, . liKCOED. 

It is an obitni-:. Ml -; li, 1 Mvi-from 

the slaughter. '.luU wa; arcoi: ; ■ .)\'r. -n 

explanatory letter to Hon. S : . .'. , 
at Wyoming, from -John L. 1 ' . ; : . 1 , , 
Iiort, N. v., a giaiidsuu ■■! ,- : I 

says her maiden namewas Lli.ii ill, 1 iii :.. i. 
and that her husband was John D<ui-uu 
the Pou of John. The John D. Davison 
mentioned in tlio letter was tlie father of 
John ],. Uavi^ou. the fourth bearing the 
name of John. Tlie obituary was taken 
from the Theresa Chroiticti', Jefferson Co., 
K. Y., of May fi. lti4S, and is (somewhat 
condensed) as follows: 

DKAXn or .Mli^. ELIZABETH DAVISON. 

The above named lady departed this life 
on the evening of Tuesday, the 2iid instant, 
in the 87lh year ol ht r a_;e. at the residence 
of her daut;;,!' r in t:,. , !!■ i -c. 

Mrs. 1>:.^, 



to I'.t, 
Kevolui 
time of the ma 



of Ponghkeep- 
ed with her par- 
the Period of 
osided at the 
yoraiug at a small 



settlement about .six miles from that ill fated 



( )n one occasion a party of the 
returning hungry, ordered the c 



the 



iud I 



spirit of extermiuatiun aro 
agonized breast, she procured 
onions, a vegetable of '.Unci, 
were known to be fond. Slii 
mingled with them a qu.aiit 
and took her way to 
of banqueting to '^ : 
fate of her father, or .! 
But their supperwasfiri. ! 



ers gone ousoUie newi \! . -: ' , - i . : n , i liici. 
Where the girl had eNport, a to iiud the 
mangled corpse of her father, no tr.iee of 
him was to be nut with, but thiring tiie en- 
suing night his party were gliulJeiied by his 
return free from harm. Having eluded the 
savage who had been intent on haviug his 
scalp, he kept himself secreted till their de- 
parture. 



(Jn another i 
tressed wife, v. 
feared, had lal 



::idis- 



!' I • ' ' -• 1 • !• and liuugi.T lor nine 

- ' : ■' :"red by a p>,rt> of In 

I- ■: 1 I- - .lid recoiidii<-ted to their 
lull. II. d hcjiiie-. Hi-ro tlieir captois. 
J-e bu.-iness was plunder, a 
■itvd the most c.juiuiodi.ni- and >um|.i 
re-ulence. set up life in a princely st> 



iiug 



il ollice.- of 



THE msroiacAL recoi;d. 



live? wiTp •!}•-'] , -v], {[ as upou the breiitli of a 

"A In '. 1 , . ' I : :r followiDR morning," to 
u.-ul':. . ; ! .i't;nni:;e of tho deceived, 

-l^.tv. T.^a: > i MR. for wlio.e pri rtrva- 
lion lii-4 will hinl po fervioilly prayed, 
the only survivor of a >cout of sixty 
cboeen men, Fi~ceud from the river bauk 
in hia satiiratcu aiiiiarel and ru?i\ to the em- 
brace of his joyful coiaiiauion, I claimed no 
further evideuco that tlie cterual Jehovah 
took cocui.^aiu'o of and Buciermteuded tho 
affairs of men." 

The discovery of a I. >i i mT i ■■ i! , which 
had been hidden in Ih Id of 

Vfheat on the tligtit i.f - i:. h'd to 

the escape of tlm i \i , . ■-(.lutnt 

breaking iipi'f tli- \<, : i >; . 'the 
iutosicatin;: ! . . ; - , .. ;riljnted 

among the ri> . : u.r ^hmi- 

beriu5 fKin! ; . ; : . \ plot 

was forin.,1 ii, • , ,> • ,: for the 

ma-.;:. :,., . ■ i . '.:. of all 

the ].-l ' I : ■ ■:---,.■. ■ ;'.l hut for 
tlie \; ;', -.'.. -, i ■ i ■ , .. ■ i ,\or with 
the (!,i.i ,-,^. 1 ■■:■ ;..--ur,,,i.'. - ,:. .tunes to 
mingle wiili hi- 'I'ory court, the v.hr.le cap- 
tive party must have shared the awful fate 
of their neighbors of Wyoming. Su-iectmg 
that all was not right, the heroic gi:l, taking 
advantage of the friendship of a young In- 
dian girl, won the important secret; and 
then, acting in concert with the yonng 
sqnaw, locked it close in iier own breast 
till the captives had retired with their 
children to their allotted "caboose" for 
the night, and the precise time bad 
arrived when the frenzy of the 
savages had subsided into more 
helpless intoxication, she informed her 
party of their danger, who noisele-sly and 
Buccessfully stole from their drunken L'uard, 
took a new direction through the forest, and 
finally eluded their pursuers. Though m 
momentary apprehension of a recapture, or 
a scarcely more dreaded death that seemed 
inevitable from exposure or starvation, the 
hopes of this hunted party seemed not to be 
broken till on the third dav of their second 
flight, tho arrival of Col. I;utl-r. witti a force 
of 37o men, to their inexpressible relief, 
dispersed the brigands and garrisoned 
Fort Wilkes- Barre for the protection of the 
defenceless. 

The father of Mrs, Davison, having suf- 
fered so severely from the depredations of 
the Tories, re^^olved to quit so iii-ecure an 
abode, .Accordingly, he set out innneiHately 
with his family, consisting of eight children, 
all of whom were under sixteen jears of 
age, to return to Poughkeepsie, whither the 
mother of these children had some time 
r.recedpd them. They had now a distance 
of some two hundred mile- to traverse. The 
cattle, with the goods secured upon the 



backs of the oxen, were given in charge of 
the heroic Elizabeth, now but seventeen 
years of age, who, vcithout shoes ani with 



for 1 


ler 


head 


hat, 


and 




hed 


with 


B 


r charge. 


. When nr- 


. :;beth w 


ith Ik 


■r caU 


-ing but by fording. 


■ om her 


party 


, who 



tomaliiiM .ill 
rived ai i 1 
tie had i... ;. . t 
and being at a di 

crossed a tew miles below upon fallen tim- 
ber, was thrown niion tlie resources of her 
own inveiiti<.n foi a nioje of subduing the 
diUicull..,. l.ii..'i; . her cattle into the 
stream. ' ' , : . ■ her own langaage, 

"was ;. . npany of soldiers," 

with th.. . . 1 . 1 li.e heifer, which she 

claimed h- In I i.ii\.,ie property, this animal 
she retained by regaling it with salt, with 
which her pocket was furnished for the nse 
of her little herd, she watched the progress 
of tho others till they were safely over, and 
then grasping her heifer by the tail with her 
right hand, directing the animal into the 
stream, holding a parcel conttiining her 
clothing above her head in her left hand re- 
solved, in her own words, "if 1 must be 
drowned, to die with my heifer." But tho 
ptrong and active beast, instinctively carry- 
ing it- head above the -urf:'.re, buffeted the 
current 8trongl\. i..!.. :'i,- ' .noiiig the bur- 
den of its strug^'. : , .'u! both were 
.soon in safely on I : . ,: '..re, 

Oooiieofthe i .; ,;, .: i;er journey 
Eli.^abeth in aUuUe.ii i... i.er otlicr charge, 
boro her little brother of tuo years of age 
sixteen miles upon her back. 

At length the toihvorn party arrived at 
their destination in .August, 1778. Refugees 
bereft of home and possessions, the evils of 
destitution and want, reared their formida- 
ble front to menace the happiness of this 
sorely tried family. Yet, Elizabeth and her 
sisters p ocured employment in the 
families of their more wealthy ne'ghbors, 
and th.-reby assisted their parent.s with the 
price of the hU>or of their hands, to retrieve 
thuir fallen fortunes. It was while thus em- 
plojed that Elizabeth met her future hus- 
band in the person of a continental soldier, 
who became some few mouth- later her 
companion for tittj-two years of wedded 
felicity. 

The subject of this sketch was the mother 
of thirteen children, four boys and nine 
girls, mn.t of utM.ni are livi.ig. !sh« has 
lived t ^....- ■■.■:■.:.■ r .-.i,;,. st .[ions 



in the .:■. a in it- in- 

fancy -■; ae.. ;.nd like 

eugrave.l upon th" ineruorj a- a inonoment 
of female patriotism and greatness. It 
would be well for the girls of the present 
day to read this -ketch and jjrofit by the ex- 
ample of this departed relic of the Revolu- 



THE lIlSTOmC.AL R]:CORI>. 



Jo'm : 
iuttn 
Bhall 1 



TlIK IlKUt 



>I WYOMING. 



Also to 



luo^ll) 11..:.'. . i 1 ,, 1 . r.iLit-liiij; skuLeli 
of the dec;.., -d. 

(The unrrntive is iuleresiing, but cannot 
bo relied upon for historical nccumcy, ns 
is to be expected when it be renieiubertd 
that it IS the recollection of her childhood 
days by a woman in the extremity ot at:e 
and who had never afterward lived among 
the scenes and people of her early fronlic-r 
home. Ab narrated to her childrun the in- 
cidents would naturally be majiuiiied by 
those who transcribe them, from "a p:irilon- 
nble desire to yraphio.illv porir.iv tin d-'b 
cnlties thror.^-h whicl, -1 ■ '> i.i , .-". .!. s':V', 
family traditiiins are .'liM. ■ . . , : ; 

njust be taken with a ,,'. n '. '. . i.. 
For example, it is hi;;! ;i ..;.,.,,'.: ., . . 
any family iu tho?e daj., i,.,J ',1,-, ,ji.., uur 
is it likely that in thu pu'paration f.;r'ili-:,t 
the fagitivo would have been cool enou'-irio 
carryasupnly of salt for the pet heifer 
which was to save her life, .\nother difii- 
cnlty presents itself as to the names. That 
of Davison does not appear anywhere in our 
local histories. Nor does that of i'itchet. 
though Fitch is a familiar name. The refer- 
ence to Col. Butler as returning with a force 
of men, dispersing the Indians and garrison- 
ing Fort U ilkes-Barre, is also a confusion of 
fact. If any of oar readers are iu [lossession 
of information that wi:i throw li:;ht on the 
families mentioned thej will conf.rafavor 
by addressing the Ki.coaD.— EDiion.j 



In Memory of Harrison WriKlit. 

_ Amost in-ere=ting volume has ju^t been 
issued by the Wyomiiit; iiistorioal and Geo- 
logical Society, the third lu tlKj ■•rr.i.ved- 
ings and Publication*"!. t ;:i.i ,,i ■ ■,., inou. 
It is a pamphlet of I'.'- . 1- a 

memorial to the late Ji; tl . -ht, 

its recording secretary,'.-. In,-. ,'■.■■ !>.... ..r;...! 

last year. The book is t;ivou an auilitu.nal 
value by the insertion ot an admirable 
phototype of Dr. Wright, which j* strikinglv 
life-like. About half ot the c.*.uii.,ii...,l tn.-i:'- 
ter is taken np with a bio-r r ';■; • ! -' , • ■'. l.j 
George B.KuId Fsq., t'.. . • . 

Wright family and th.. :.■;,. , , ; 
Cist and Hollenback, .\ • ,, 

literary work of dece.-i-...;! 1 j,:-.^.i'... .-,,.. iuuu 

Reynolds, who was proli.iL.iy hi^ mo.^t inti- 
mate confrere. (Uher contents are resolu- 
tions submitted to the soi-iety bv C. Ben 
Johnson, a pnem hy \) . M. .Junes. Esq., pro- 
ceediu;,'s of the Luzerne County li ,r, of the 
Hsterh ut Free Library and the Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania. The volume is 
from the press of R. Baar 4 Son. 



r:;!„:'w,';:;;;:r"'" """ ''''"""■" 

At the lasi meeting of the Historical 
Kociely, Mrs. M. L. T. Hartman, of IShick- 
shmiiy, read an excellent p.aper on the early 

ll^tl.l.\ ot low. r l,u/,(..riio ('onrity. the same 
liiiV]ii„- bull pri|,irid lor pre i-nt:!tion at 
thi. L'ii'.-nu- ( \ ii!.'iiiiial. W t- ti.hf, pleasure 
i" Mi'.:,, mil.,.,. |,ii,,f ,-iynopsis. Mrs. Hart- 

'" '' ■ .i'tmR the events that tran- 

'■I" ■ ' 'i''vostern part of the county 

1 ' . ', .;i..,i in 17istJ. Mention was 

1' !':■ .'i-i troubles between the 

' • .^ ina i-'jvernmentand the Connecti- 
' '■ M.TH. Ihe latter had become dia 

'•'■ i of the honesty of the State 
' -'•'lis by reason of having been 
u;,:,,. id upon hy !•■.■,■ <■ ].,:-sod by 

iDtented and nv ,:,.., i„ the 

Assembly and w;. . , , ; ,, , .uforced 
by tyrants. The 1. : : .(1 ..s had 

possessed and cuIm, .; ,1 ij., . ,i:j, :i..,|uired 
by purchase from it< forimr o-.vncrs, the Six 
Nations, had liuilt homes in the wilderness 
and endured toil and privation, all because 
they had full faith iu tlie ii,iht of the Con- 
neciicat charter to hold possession for them. 
Pas.siug over the early troubles, 
arrests, imprisonments, persecutions, 
wrongs and revengeful murders per- 
petrated on the early Yankee settlers 
by I'attersou, Armstrong and others, 
under pretext of Peuur-ylvania justice, 
mercy and truth, Mrs. Ilartman proceeded 
to consider John I'ranUlin. He was a repre- 
sentative Conn. (i...,t i i.nkee, the tirst white 
man to s..iil. m il,. ■ , .tli\vi>tern part of 
liuzerne (..,.!.;;.. il._ I ..-.dt-d there iu the 
spriug of 1.,... i;l,j;:r.d land, built a 
home for his youug wife and chil- 
dren. Others soon joined him as neigh- 
bors. Samuel Trescott (Mrs. Hartman's 
great graiidt:illit 1 1 was surveyor of the land. 
Co! I,..):, I : ,,,: i,!,'s father, also named.John 

'■'- ' "1 llunliugton appointed 

li; ' - ' : 11a (^oinpany. The senior 

''''\ ' ' -•.■Uhiiir iu Huntington, 

''.' '■:,,,: ]' ■ - ■■' ' 1,1 - uuhori^ed 





tin occu- 


. ■ 1 ..■,., • l- 1 


11 Shick- 


• lliiiiiock 


, Blanch- 


out ttie 1 


uouth of 


. i.ipnlation ol the 


.. mill was 


built at 


\ii-lin, who 


brought 


:)iii Conncc 


ticut on 


the road- 


were too 


to be traveled with 



nt trolly iiiuij 
Kgle relates. 
; to llie rescue i 



unteer; for lluu 


tiJi„'t..:i ::iiil S.ihsn. Lieut. 


StoJdardl!owL!i, 


ot Si'em, :.re.--ed on with 


n part of the coi 


npatiy and arrived nt Forty 


Fort in tiTuo to 


. IKirtieiix.te in the buttle. 


Hev.;i ;-.il|.' ', . 


. i;iias and David Bi.xl.y 


(or Hi ^^ '. 1,' . 


1 Mick, and .Job .Marshall, 


""i'll'i ; 1;-. - 1 < 


.■:iii;i-iil ariived too lote, 


exhaa^teti by Hi* 


ir lcl> ■ !■ \!'-:: -l:! 1,1-,- ,jl 


sleep and rest. ' 


ll.ej :■.: . '"■"''';■- 


sist in prep.irir 




Solon Tresc-otl, 


"Mr" M :■■:■ . .:■-"'--!, ,]■ 


fathfr^ !.i^ ,::.- 


■■ !•■ ■' ■ '-.•],•. Ihomas 


Willi;, r. ;,-:■! 


,: ...timjLou men, 


wort- I"., 1 


..reparoled by 


John i: ■-:. . ■ 


:, ;: : ,1 _-t-neral exodus 


of th.'^l. ■;!.!.. t.... 






s ivite du-d of small pox in 


WiiKi-or, Bni'^ks Co.. I'a., in .\o\ ember fol- 


lowing. After ti 


ikine his motherless chil. 


dren lo Coniu'Cticilt he returned to the deso- 


lated valley to as 


sist in defending those in 


danger and to pu 


nish the enemy. 


Huntington is 


proud to claim such a man 


as the pioneer, 


leader .md friend of hor 


people. 




Li.„t,lKl 


lilt W illiaii. .Ii.ii.-s, 


The iiroouiit in 


th-Ri...M. of th<, .Masonic 


iMlrj.d of (•;,.• 


i' i.i~ and I.ient. W jlliani 


Jon,--. v,:.'i „ 


::- 1 by the Indians near 


Wyo,: :-, •, ■', 


■- ::.- brought out some 


very ii,i.-. ":.• 


M,'..-;n-ition. We are in- 


foritii-d I.J .\;i-- 


i.u.iiy I. .\k-.<indfr Ihatthe 



; 1 . : , . .'iiieer was, 

I. ear rela- 

■- ■ : ■ i ■ ,' ■'. '■ I li.llenback, 
- , ,.; M ,:' !l-.::. :,'. ■■,, .,1 Wilkes- 

, .i;id wil.-. of .luliu llollenbaek, of 
lion, near Jonestown. He was one of 
liiccrs in -Major I'owell'.s detachment 
111 iu advaiict of Sullivan's army, on 
' '" i' ' .' .'.■ 1 '.una in the mouth of 

■ . ■ "y.r uf several men 

1 .. ,: . , I l,.aurel Run. The 

' : the original epi- 
iiii ■ - • . ii.jw gone into de- 

it I-.. ;. . '. ,1 brown stone then 

in I . I ' cemetery, in the 



otthe lit 



Rei 



ages 



Lieut. William Jones 

who were massacred by the sa 

on their in.irch to the relief ot 

the distressed inhabitants of Wyoming 

April "23, ITTlt. 

Kreclod by the Brotherhood 

July 2."). the same year. 

The iusciii'tion upon tiic original stone 

has been copied in the present one, except 

that the last two lines are rejilaced by the 

words "Lrected by a fri.'ii,!." 

You will obse. ■..■•', .• '.'■ ■ ' ,'. _■!,. i, :;; the 



id th.at of Sept. b- 



loolvH,; 
ftone : 



///■; iiisronn 



)iitii=ioii as to llu 



Tim prtsfiit tombstoiKi was erpcted by tho 
liitcO.M. HollfiilKick, l->n.,wliei)The.in!jiiinl 
lm<l b.--<-.,„,. n,ii.-l, ,lil,uii.l:iT,.,l. 'Ihr- Inter i~ 

said to M'!'." i" • .1 !•.!;■.: iii ".' •■ " i"i ;:. 
Holltiil- ■..,■; ,, -. ,.:■•; i, -■; 
Me";-;!-- I' ■ . i I .. . . L ^ 

dpBCn!'. .1 i.;, \ I. " ~[ '■; ! ' : , '.' . -I . 

Brected over the graves of those two intn, m 
Hollenback Cemeterj'':' w. 

iNov. 20, 1SS6. 



An Old J'o 



[The Easton papers pul)lish the followiiiEr 
lines, written at Berwick by Kt-v. Janus 
Lewers, immediately ,!tr. r ii ■ i ,, n 

theyear Ib'iy of the Act ' ,1 - t 
eipation," and now at ;:.. ;■ ;i ■; 

of Ireland's history, u[ !'•:;■ ■! ;;' i, i ■ i;:- 
ory by the writer's brothtr. idxon l,(.v.er<, 
formerly of Wilkes-Barre, now a resident 
of Easton:] 

When frpudcim came down from the skies with 
a smile. 

And tl;-w round in trinmpli uufett>riiij: the 

Ah, sa"" o,uM f-he y:'--- by the KmeraM 1- le 

And beam not a fiance of he, , lark desolathiu? 
The lan.l that contains oar iinimetfs remains 



"Oh, land of the west," cried the spirit i.t li-ht 
As on I liter's green monntains ai la-t i^lie lie- 
seended, ln.^l■t. 

'Have 1 left thee to crnan beneath .-lavery's 
Th> tears >tiU unnoticed, thy claims unde- 



idase to weep o'er th. 



IS are that Berwick was laid 
the data giveu above. 'J imo- 
in a letter to Gen. -Muhk-n- 
!- of Phil.-.delphia, April ."J, 



lie on till* prin- 



tbe 

shortest aii'T" : ■ : rii wonid be the 
ntte-1 to I . . , ,11.,. xecute the work. 
Mr, M... . ; , ; ;iment man and (1 tind 

;, ;: , I '111 whom the public may 

; >nce. He owns a tract 

,; ..■,.,,,.,. i;. ;•>.' moutli of the Xesco- 
i.t.,^, ,i.'...u .'K has laid out into lots 
for a tov.c, and has no intermediate in- 
terest.'' 

The letter is too long to produce here, bnt 
enoni;ci hn- been uiven to show that Ber- 
wi,:, .\ ; i, i .. ii l-etore April o. 1787. and 
ni. .;. . . !!,ind that PiekeriDg wrote 

ti,i- ii i,, •:, ,1.1, it is fair to presume 
fr..:ii i!" :ri,"; the town having reached 
there as early as April o, 17S7, that it must 
have been laid oat at least some months 
before that date. 

C. F. Hill. 

Ha/.letom, Pa., Dec. 13, 18S6. 

The First Forty of Iviiigrstoo. 

After the treaty at Fort Stauwix, in ITtS, 
had quieted the troubles with the Six Na- 
tions, the Susquehanua Company decided, 
at a meeting held at U.anford Dec. 2?s. 
17a8, to settiB the iimcli coveted lauds at 
\\ y,.iiLiti!'. It wa- determined to lay out 
ti\., i..., M-:,;: ,;.. I. e settled by the fir-t of 
r. . , ■-•r, the tirst to have 4u set- 

tl. ■ , . .,;hers to have .Vj. Each 

t..v.i; ^ ,; , - , . ' ■■ live mile^ square. The 



Or 


lha[' 


"l',','.!,"'' 


round the shore that the ocean 


Fitl.-ton, 
order. 1 


I) 


(lent 


art wlie 


n the Norse-man lay stretched in 






■e : L 
1 a^k 


ihe|'r,"l 


Vw"rl(l'wh5't"ti'<.n'sho'nl(rVt not 


I'.ll:. ;. 

tirst l-J 1 



TUK HISTORICAL RKCOHD. 



VRlley nlrenily occui'ifd by rtprf sfnthtivfS 
of the propriolnry E;i->v>>rniiient of Tcunsyl 
vaaiu, who were mitlioriztd to la>- out two 
inauora, oub on either side of tin; Siisque- 
hannn, the Maimr of Stoke ■•.'.•d tl,f Mni.or 
of Suuhiiry. 'ri\i'y w . • i- i-" .-n l-n^c^ nn 
tracts of land, were f . , ■ i , !: iIim- 

post with the liidiai.-, > . ; : • 

tion Bnd expi-l intriu!' ' • ■ ' , i t 

conrpp. api'lviiiL' t.i-.i- ]■ •■•■ ( .^mi'M' 
cut. \\!i. '1 li.. . ; . ■ ' ,-..a tiii-y louud 

tlie Tr:.' 1 ; : ' ■ it the mouth 

of Mill I i / : , 1 ' . ii!'-'h had been 

eretti li - )\ > ' M - II- . i ;. ilie Conuecticut 
people whoui the IhJmik had murdered 
or expelled. Finding the enemy iu pof?e.i?- 
niou the Coniipcticut 10. who arrived in 
February, 17Hi), coi).-<tructed a stockade 
across the river and named it for their 
numher, Forty Fort. A little later it was 
determined to expel the Peuuamites and 
they accordingly surrounded the hlock house 
and demanded a surrender, in the name of 
Connecticut. Their demand wa= met with a 
request for a confHreuoe, and the Connecti- 
cut men. unsuspicious of treachery .-cut 
Messrs. Tripp, Elderkin and Follett into the 
blockhouse. They were immediately seized 
nud taken to the Kaston jail, their 37 asso- 
ciates accompauyiufr of their own accord. 
They were immediatelv bailed oat, returned 
to Wyoming and inaugurated the famous 
"Pennamite and Yankee War," whicli con- 
tinued for thirty years, ir terrupted in part 
only by ttie Revolutionary Wat. Mr. Jen- 
kins is authority for the stiittiiient that the 
Fennamites nnduuhteiily iii-tit;iited tie at- 
tack on Wromins; to clean out the tettlers 
and get possession of the lauds. 

The fnllowiuE list of the rirst 40 settlors is 
from the .MSS. collection of Hon. Steuben 
Jenkins of Wyoming: 

A list of the Proprietors or first Forty of 
Kingston: 

Benjamin Shnmaker, Isaac Tripp, 
Stephen Gardner, Benjamin FoUet, 
John Jenkins, Zebulon Butler, 

Vine Klderkiu, Thomas Dyer. 

William buck, Nathaniel Wales, 

taimniittee. 
Andrew Metcalf, Samuel Gaylord, 

Simeon Draper, Joseph Frink, 

Reuben Diivis, Stephen Hardini;, 

Asahel Atherton, Stephen JenkiD>, 

Joshua Hall, K/ra liekiinsj, 

Richard lirockway, Uimothy Smith, 
Timotliy Fierce, Tlioii.iis lieunett, 

Jonathan Dciin, Elii'di Shoemaker. 

John Comstock, Feter Harris, 

Theophilns Westover, I'arshid Terry, 
Silas Biiicham, Klijah Buck, 

Oliver Suiith, Nathan Deuison, 

Cyprian Lathrop. 



Gn Vine Klderkiu's riyhl, accepted Isaac 
Warner. 

On Joshua Hall's right, accepted John 
Perkins. 

Gil Peter Harris' right, accepted Elijah 

(>ii Viithan Walsworth's rijrht, accepted 



'•A Alien Wiglitman's right, accepted 
111. I,-! 1-^ Woodworth. 

Gn Cyprian Lathrop's right, accepted 
Palmer Jenkins. 

On Stephen Harding's right, accepted 
Israel ,Tones. 

On Henry Dow Tripp's. 

Timothy Peirce, occupied by John Peirce. 

Asahel .Vtherton, accepted James Ather- 
ton. 

Samuel Gaylord, accepted Timothy Gay- 
lord. 

The above is a true list or roll of the Forty 
first settlers oa the Wert Bide of theKaslern- 
mosl Branch of Susquehanna River as I was 
ordered By the Committee to Keturu ye 
same to Maj. Dorkee, President at Wilkes- 
Barry. Test. 

Andkew Mftcalf, clerk to said forty. 

June ye 28, 1770. 

[Note by S. J.: The names of Nathan 
Walsworth, Allen Wightraan, Elias Roberts, 
/errubbable Jerroms, Henry Dow Tripp 
were erased by two lines being drawn across 
them. Their names, so far as they appear 
again, arc given above.] 



Forty-five years ago the old stage driven 
by Ale.x. and George Kenner, ran up one day 
from Wilkes-Barre to Carbondale and down 
the next, carrjing at no time more than half 
a dozen passengers. Now six first-class 
passenger trains run daily between Scranton 
and Carbondale well tilled. Ahat a change! 
— iS'c fit It I on Rep ui I ica n. 

That recalls a remark made by Hon. Victor 
E. Piollct in a speech at the recent opening 
of the Lfchigh Valley Rlt. Co.'s Vosburg 
Tunnel. He said thai when Asa Packer was 
projectin:; the road the objection was made 
that there was a canal which was snlBcient 
to Ciirry all the coal from the Wyoming 
ViiUejaiida ^!a_-e liue from W :lke^-I',arre 



) say nothing of the freight 



In 178-2, Mary Pritchard was fined five 
shillings for going away from her residence 
nuuecessarily on the Sabbath day. 



THE. If/STOmCAr. h'F.CORD. 



THE HISTORICAL SOCIK.TY 



ipaigu 



iHblr 



The quartiily meeting of tl* Wjouiiug 
llislorical and GeologiCiU Society, %viis held 
December 10, Jadge Danaprefiding, and llie 
following ladies and geiitlemea, aiuout; 
otherp, being in attendance: 

Jodge Loop, C. Par^ion's. (). A. Par^ou~, 
S. Reynold^, 1 1. <'. ll.ll-.rd. Hon. C. D. 
BudMr,<. Fo->. \i : 1 . Uox^inder, Miss 
McClintock, •.:;:. I i . imd .Mr>. Ing- 

ham, G. li. ! . !. Loui.'. Frank 

Pholps, R. J-li ... . . \« . ;-. :.l..iirue. Rev. H. 
G. Miller, G. K. Bedford. Hon. J. R. Wright. 
John Rcichard, Edward Welles, Miss Geral- 
dino Culver, J. K. Patterson, C- Morgan, 
Jr., W. H. and Mrs. Brown, V. C. Johnson. 

Secretary J. Ridgnay Wright read the 
minntes as also from the Rkcoud the account 
of thf. adjoorned meeting of the society held 
in the court house on the occasion of the 
celebration of the centenoial of L'.izerne 
County. 

A long list of contributions were ac- 
knowledged, among them the foUosiug: 

Cabinel— Indian implements, thong dress- 
er, hammer f.tone, pitted stone. Sheldon 
Reynolds; arrow and spear points. H. C. 
Wilson, Mt. Vernon, 0.; Trinidad asphalt, 
Dr. C. F. Ingham: Brinton Coie. old prints. 

Library — Rev. C. B. Bradee, Lyman H. 
Lowe, Hon. J. A. Scranton, Commissioners 
of State Survey, American Museum of 
Natural History, C. J. Hoadley, F. C. John- 
eon, Col. Reynolds, Hon. E. L. Dana. Essex 
Institute, American Geographical Society, 
New Jersey Hi-torical Society, Record ex- 
changes containing historical articles, John 
S. McGroarty, A. E. Foote. Laurence 
Francis Flick, Ed. Rnch, H. H. Har- 
vey, Kansas Historical Society, .Ameri- 
can flatholic Historical Society, 
Newport Historical Soi:iety. Wm. J. Buck, 
Glasgow Archaeological Society, .Australian 
Mn«eum, E. F. Duren, Santhsonian Institu- 
tion, Canadian Institute. Hon. Steuben Jen- 
kins, G. B. Kulp, Public Opinion, :>c>e>ice. 
Will b. Monroe, Rhode Island Historical 
Society. Library Bureau, W. P. Rjir.aii. W. 
P. Miner, Royal Academy of History Belles 
Lettres and Antiquity, Sweden, and the sev- 
eral governo'ent publications, of which the 
society's library is a depository. 

Among the publications of interest was a 
catalogue of autographs belonging to estate 
of the late Lewis J. Cist. Vol. V.i of the 
Colonial Records of Conn'^clicut. pamphlet 
on Indian methods of arrow release, "Hu- 
guenots on the Uackensack," description of 
the Frances Slocuni relics, Unck's "Hist iry 
of the Indian Walk," Historical HnorO, 



"Jenkins Family of Rhode Island," pam- 
phlet on ranuibiilisiu among American In- 
dians (by Gen. G. W. Darling, Utica, N. Y.), 
a newsparier published by tho Ujibway In- 
diana. 

The contributions of Brinton Ooxe, Esq., 
president of the Historical Society of Penu- 
^Uvani.i, inclnd.- thv rull.jwiuc: Facsimile 



; .. i, IGril; an old broadside of 

I iiins by the committee of the 

. ilir utility and importance of 

:i 1 o rd to be laid open in Norlh- 

iil I.u/.erne," from the papers of 

, one of the Philadelphia com- 



Tench Cox 
mittee. 

Judge Dana spoke of a brief correspond- 
ence wiih Gen. duhnS. Clarke, of Auburn, N. 
Y., relation to the old Suilivan Road. Gen. 
Chirk informed tho society of some inter- 
esting details of the route in the Wyoming 
region, and offered to furnish a copy of a 
paropldet on the subject at a sbght expense. 
Gen. Clarke referred also to the death of 
Jones and Davis on the road near Laurel 
Run. His letter was accomiianied by a fac 
simile map of the route of Gen. Sullivan's 
army from Easton to a point 20 miles above 
Wilkes-Barre, Buttermilk Falls. The 
map WHS made by one of Sullivan's 
otVicers , Lieut. Lodge, and gives considerable 
detail as to streams, mountains, settlements, 
etc. It is copied from the archives of the 
New Y'ork Historical Society and is one of 
a series of five maps covering the entire 
route of the Sullivan expedition. They will 
be reproduced by the State of Now York and 



.5.000 copies ,,r 


■inted 


to accompany the 


history ul ;h.S , 




1 Liiipngn now being 


prepared v.: • , 




,; at itie expense of 


the Cow::, 




•.. ,v V>rk. 


The f.i: ■ ■ 
l'''v,' •'-■ ,' ■ :," 


V.' \\'. 
J. A. 


i .11 w.-re elected to 
A. Jostph D. Coons. 

F. Wat kins, Jr. Cor- 
Price. W. A. Wilcox. 


S-, ■ ■ ■ 1 ; 1 


G. B 


rinton. Win. A. Dar- 


bi.j; i: . r ; ,i.l 


1-1. ia; 


Gen <:. W. Darling, 


U'.ic,!, N. v.; Dr. 


Walte 


ir J.Hoffman. Wash- 


ingi.m, D. C. 






At tnis point M 


r.s. Ha 


rtraan read an admir- 


able oaper on the 


iUunt 


mgton Valley portion 


of Luzerne Coun 




t was a i.atriotic tri- 


bute to John Frai 


iklin. 


who figured so pro- 


miiientlj in Wyo 


ming 


historj, of which we 


give a -ynopsis 


on pi! 


it,-i I -,7 of this issue. 


Mrs. Hartman 




•■.■.. Kui- statis- 


tics as to the ;• 






sources of Hunt. 




. ' • - s iih an ex- 


celbut poem ol 1 




:nun. Upon 


taking her sent M 


rs. ii 


■uu...i, vii-.s *armly 


applauded and a 


vote of thanks passed. 



riih. iiisi(ii:irAi. !.■/..( 



loh.. p:,,MiI,aiu llli.l bl:.IJi:i^' lor tl;(. Hi.s- 
toric%,I S>H-i„tv. ri'echiarapi.i.i.ilMl Ciilviu 
]'a<^.-u<, Kd«Brd Wellos and Wiliiaui P. 
Miii,-t. 

fuliij. ■ ' i ■ l-r the liist lliree 

iiiu! ;- !i ; I . :, ' ..vcr:iL-.t tenifer- 

uUir, ■• I ; :■ i v.lth (iO in ISSo 

aiui > . ,;, ; I he r.iiu tall wii> 4 48 

imlM ..:; Uvith 1.-J4 inches in 1SS5 

an.l I ■ !.■ . , 1-^4. 

<i'i"! .. ^'i :•■ ttmperatnre 52, 50 in 
18d."i and ;.:j.i in 1SS4. Itaiu fall 2 00 
inches lu Ibbii, 4.45 in 18Sr. and 3.44 iu 
1884. 

November, average teniiitialnre 35, 40 in 
1885 and 35! 3 in 1S84. Kain fall 5.64 
indies iu lb81i, 5.23 iu 1885 and 3.28 in 
1884. 

Tbe?e figures show the prc.=ent year {Sept., 
Oct. and Nov.) to have been much wetter 
than its two pretU-cc-sors, the iiKurcS beins 
13.28 inches in 1880, 10.01 iu 1&85 and 8.38 
in 1884. 

Adjournment was than had until the an- 
nual meeting in February. Many of the 
visitors remained and insptctf-d the map of 
the Sullivan Road and the .several contribu- 
tions. 



Ill 



Karly JUays i.i Wayne County. 

A new history of ^^"ayDe County is being 
pnblishf-d. The Honesdale /frraUl yives 
some gleanings therefrom, a few of which 
wo copy as being of local interest; 

Daniel Skinnfr and others were the pio- 
neer white settlers in ^^■ayne County, 
settling at Cochecton in 1757. 

The first road opened throuch Wayne 
County was cut 1702 by the Connecticut 
settlers gtiiug to \\'yomiiit.'. I'he second was 
the old Norih and South road, e.xleiuling 
through our we-teru towiisl.ips from Mon- 
roe County to the north line of the State. 
The former was opened in 1702 and the lat- 
ter iu 17^8. 



■Augusta iSunhuryi v,li . 1 i was 

jnslicu of the pen-. M' ; ' ■'• s Mi;l.ly 
priorto th* K.ao: .-.ur. ■ ■■■■<. ,,t cu, of 
the NorthumlH :; < ...■jated bat- 

talions, and c.i.i ' i 'It (luring the 
trying dajs of ti,- ■ :_:l- t.,; independ- 
ence, llodied in 17si. 1 he letter Ras to 
■'.Mr. Owen liiddlu. Merchant, Philadel- 
phia." w. n. K] 

I'ort Augusta, 1011, ilcfober 1775 
Sir: .N- I r I;. ;m I , ,! , i. I was inform- 
ed the ■ ]• . ' . U! for want 

of Am- ' ■!.::, V :,: ': ,, ,• ,1 , :,ply to the 
Comn;iii. ..1 I -- : , , ( . .-.iv for three 
Hundrei w't ot (>iin J'uwder and nine Hun- 
dred wt of Lead, and so far prevail'd on 
them to let mo hav the above (Quantity, by 
Giveing them an Order on the Committee of 
Satetj lor the Province, to allow them so 
much out of the t^uaiitity alow'd for the 
County Northuiiiboilaiid. What induued me 
to give such an Order was what yon told me 
that evening 1 left Town, that vni. thought 
Our C<"i ', -t M " •■ ':i . \' ' ■::,rt:->u, 



should unite ai one in the General cau^-e of 
liberty. 

I am S'r 

your most (Jbed't Humble Serv't 
To (Jwen Biddle. Sam'l Huntkb 

The Historical Keeord. 

In a letter from Caleb V.. Wright, E^n., 
Doylestuwn, formerly of Wiikos-Barre, that 
gentleman writes: "I like >our monthly. 
Such a puhliciliou was needed and should 
have been started at an earlier date. Send 
me all the numbers as I desire to bind 
them." 

Mr. C. F. Hill writes from Hazleton: 
'•Send me Nos. 1 and 2, a-; I Intend to pr.'- 
Ferve and bind them, an.i 1 v> ;.,: !lir a, irk 
complete. Ihopejouui!' ■ , : ' ' ., /- 
cat y.VeiiiJ your best a::i ; 1, n. 

There is a world ot m ; 1. .-: ; ; -^c. ,it 
the RpvolntJoii.ary fronh, r ,,t i , ,,n -v i% ,iina 



'JlIK lIlsTOh'It 



Indian Name of Itnulock's Creek. 
The following recently Jiscovered scrnp of 
history which has come into my hnnd- iis 
Becrctiiry ol the AVyomiut; Coiiiuieniorativo 
Association, is thought to be worihy of ii 
I)liico in the Recokd: 

jiroprititors ol j i- s •-•■ > i. ■ .": I v ■•■. ,-.-.'i,i~ 
been here witli ;, i mi , : , - -. i i 

Proprietor in > > :-, i , :, 1 .r* i: , .■, 

and he made a I r '.!••- ; ■■■'.i . ;;', 

place called by ye ii.'.me of .!/'/>."■ ,„',/, liown 
ye river, abont three miles from .\ ii,i I icmiK- 
faicis, down ve river, acd on ve we?t side of 
ye East Branch of ye Su-iiioLainia, etc." 

The formal p:ii i - ..i 1 1 , ,: i :( nt docnment, 
dntea Ajiril ."■■. l^, '. '. . :iiirm? lhe?nid 

Jonathan Hui J. i >:: ''■ i --< .~-ion of hii 
"pitch," and i- m ■, ■] i., . coramittee of 
settlers, we omii. l-iom liie foregoing it 
appears that the ludian name of the stream 
now called Hnnlock's Creek, was Mossacota. 
Thi.s is H enphouious and pretty name, and 
its restoration as the name of that whirlir.ff, 
leaping, dashing mountain tributary wocld 
be approved by all lovers of the beantitul m 
nomenclature as well as iu more solid mat- 
ter, w, J. 

Tlic Tex.is Domain. 

Kuiioit RtcoRD: History to be of any real 
value should be correct iu details. I have 
just been reading an article in No. 3 of your 
intere.sting collection of historical matter, 
entitled "How 'we acquired our Domain." 
Among other things, the article in dealing 
with the subJHCt of the Texas domain, says 
that after the admis>ion of that State into 
the Union, "Tfxas was bankrupt, and for 
the public lands we got from her, sixteen 
millions' dollars of her debts were paid by 
this country." 

This is a mistake. The United States 
Government did not acquire one acre of 
land by way of dowry, when we received 
the young "Jjone Star" Republic into the 
sisterhood of States. The sixteen million 
dollars incumbrance was assuired by the 
general government, but Texas still 
held all her vast domain from 
the rich cotton plantations on the lower 
Brazos and Colorado to ihe (to^s Timbers 
and Great Buffalo range on ti:-west to Kio 
Grande del Norte. 1 he r'Ul'lie lands of 
TeXHS were all sold by the State and not by 
the United States, and the proceeds of such 
sales went into the .Slate Treasurj. what 
little there may have been left after i>aying 
expenses of issuing laud scrip wnich was 
Bold in great measure to speculators and 
land-grabbers as low as twenty cents an 
acre. 



A/l.iriON'S CKNTKNM/II 



The Ha/letou .S'.'a'i'iu-; prints the following 



Meadow Ifd to the \\\.,;::in(: 
region. The fir.st organized ef- 
fort to break through this wiMer- 
n.-s was an act of assembly dat.d .Mr.rch 

'-■<. '".■'.. \- 'w' ! rc-ulled in Opening the first 

I ; i ■■ JCh was done by l^van 

;iv- • . : . ' '. : of theto;7n of J'.erwick. 



of company namtd: 



,ll.:'r,f IhrSitprt-me 
Ihr Coinin.mn-callh 
„l..l fur the special 
I tilifit jutii.n- roads 
In- Otieiied, etc., in 



May it 
The H 
you tlie 
near Le 
Valley. : 



' .; '■ .ve to mention to 
' , ::n!_; a road from or 

!' I ■• ; ~ li.aise in Mahanoy 

the road directed to bn oeei.ed 
by an Act of the HoiioraM.' the 

]>e::i-l.iluri, pa- .-.1 thr -J-'li.!- of Mar, h, 



Luzerne in parlieular, Ijiit to tlie State in 
general, many of whom have a circuitous 
route of two hundred mile=, who 
would then have no more than half 
that dist".nce to bring their prodrict- to 
this market, which undoubtedly would ho 
uuituallv ad aut.-igeous to the citv and sev- 
eral of the counties. The ^aid road would 
Secure to a respi ctable part of thi' Stale tlie 

conlideriblo convenience. Tlie distance 
iieces>ary to In' o['ened would be about 
IS or "O inilts. and at pre-iiit the views 
of the Ugi.-laliirc iu the opening of the 



THE mSTOmCAL }<F.rni;lK 



Nepcopeck rond must be frustrated uulcr^f 
this prayer shonld be crauted. and was de- 
signed to Imve been carried to the W'aler 
Navitjaticm of the river Lehi, but a-^ the 
cominiss-ioiier wlio \\a'^ aiipoiDted in jior- 
fiianee of tlie said Act li.id it theu not iu 
his power to open it to the .-aid commiini- 
cnliou, the view.- nf the 1: i^i-l.itiire iu ron- 
bequeuce are n inl -. 1 in ioinc me.-mB 
abortive, or nt 1. • . Minded wilh 

advautatres th. i '.,-, This addi- 

tion thereto >.;.i ,. • ■ liiimtily eou- 

COivO would Iiel lvr{ II, ;. ^ ' M- u hu'h the 

wisdom of the liuui.ii ' , : i . nieaut 

to carry into effeet. \\ r : i . ii! .ij of 
mentioning thai there i , v: . -l.ib- 

lishod iu this phm ikih : ..<■ I I ' . I'hila- 
delphia Company for Pnir[,.jtiii':: Manufac- 
turers and the useful Artsiu the I'own of 
Berftick upon the Susiiuehanna," the view 
of which are to promote the inter- 
coo rso of a weighty part of 
the State which thev trust will 
bo advantageous thereto and disadvautage- 
ona to none. We therefore wish that yoa 
will so far coincide with this .statement of 
the imporlaut subject as to report to council 
the propriety of oiienicLr this road, and your 
petitioners as in duty hound will pray, etc. 

Signed by order and on behalf of the 
aforesaid company, by 

Benj'n S.U-, rresideut. 

Philadelphia, Dec. 4, 17&3. 

Timothy Pickering, in a letter bearing the 
date Philadelphia, .^pri! o, and 7. I'I.^m, to 
General Muhlenburg, strongly advocates the 
building of this road for the (.'l.'O granted 

tcuili il !■■ ! ' - : ■■ ■ ■ • :' npou 

Batiinli; ,::■'■,. :, .■. 1 here 

is a sli . .■ : ' ■ ■ • •■ the 

day, atiJ i h •• •- . , - - ; . ■■ in:aiy 

historical p.'i'ti ■ \ . . ' i : ' ■ [1. 

and many aneii 111 >'■ ■ ,••. ■ iv ... ..: 
the time brouu'i' ■ i. . - : 

tral point on the iM u'. ; 'i::- i--M.i'il .! 
the Lehigh A- Su.-iafnatiia Co. -.viil turuw 
open their gate during thi- eniire observance 
of the centennial. It is high lime to move 
in the matter, k large ddt-gation from 
Philadelphia will be invitfJ ss well as from 
all the leading towns in the country. The 
event is certainly an iiai iirt:.rit oue. and the 
time a very opportane oi;.- to look back over 
the past history of the r. giou. and compare 
it with the present. 

NE.SrOFtCK. 

Hazleton, Dec. 24, l>-5(j. 



RKIICNT DliATO.S. 



The Germantowu Tele'irnpli forXov. :it, 
contains an article on Kev. Ptfer Kejscr, a 
pioneer preacher in Germantown. born 
17^.0. The article is by Kev. y. F. Hotch- 

ifiB. 



RAK.^IT CIOKK WOOD. 

This estimable lady, the widow of John 
B. Wood, died in \\ ilkes Barre Doc. ■J.i, 
1830, aged 81 years. 

Mrs. Wood's maiden name wa.s Sarah 
Gure. and .-hr wa-. Il.i' >c)iingest of tlvo chil- 
d.. M ,.r '.,:,.. C,-, . n. • f,,tner was of the 



ably in t! 
Gore wn-; 



■■111 ::■■■■' • (if :_'"(> whi.h came 

^i;: i:. : :. : . His n.ame is in- 

tiM.:.' :} ■ : -I ■. V liu, use of anthra- 
cite coal, ]„■ r,ud his father, (ibadiph, u-ing 
it for blarksmiihiiig in Wilkes-Barre as 
early as ITUO, nearly forty years before 
Jesse Fell discovered that it could be used 
as fuel in stoves. 

The Gore family was severely stricken by 
the Wyoming massacre. Eight members 
went into the tight and whin the sun went 
down uijou that blo' .Iv »:. 11 ::•:,■ v. . i , '.;•!;, d 
and oiif was wouii ' I ' • •- -. 

Asa and George V. •■ '■ . '. ■ ■■ ' .-- 

bands of two of i ■ - ! ;. i .■ . r- 

liiMii' ■: 'I, _ ...I ;-,,i! tluoughout the 

'I'l- ■'••• •>.:■ I '.•<•.':.. I father of the late 
Mrs. Woodi was only 14 y^ars of age and 
was among the tugitives from the slaughter. 
Returning'. i:e settled iu Kingston married 
F;iizab. tl., iliuglit.r of Gen. ^^ m. Ross, and 
Ci. il I' I'..- iii-. i.i -,s. 

' ' I ' ' . as justice of the peace, 

' ' ';. in 17s», Matthias Hol- 

ii i.ii - I :;■ Sarah Hibbard. He wa.-i R 



^.■wY<,rk.\--,. iiil.lv lor a tr,ii-t of 
eh to settle. .Mr. (iore boie ihe 
horeback to Albany, succeeded 



Till-: UIHTOKICAI. RKCOniK 



IJrs. Wood, v.h.) WHH l.or.i in 1^05 jiiu) 
diedDoo. ;M, lyyc, miiriud Jul.u B. Wood, 
and a Rioter iiiHrned .Mosus Wood. Slie is 
pnrvived hy a diiuj^hter, .MHrthii, wif« of 
Alajor .'chn E- i.v. oi S!. l':'.'!l, Mimi.; Kh/a. 
beth, %vife of Htv. A. J. WiiCUft, of Nor- 
wich, N. V.innd AUiia Jl, wife of W. Ij. 
Mitchell, of thi>) city and by two fou:=, John 
G. nnd George B. 

MAIITIN COKlKbL. 

A telegram to the Rkcoki) from Sylvanus 
Ayres, Jr., brines lh<) brief nnuounceuieut 
that Martiu Coryell died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 
at Lambertville, N. J. 

Mr. Coryell was for several years a resi- 
dent of this city, actively engaged in devel- 
oping the resunrct- ot Wjouiinu' Valley, and 
his family havf a i.^ ; ,.: i m i.ds here who 
will be pained I' : mii-l-. Death 



to 



termination 1 ;i. : • i 


. ;■ iit'U by hem- 


IM 


orrhages. Dt . 


. ;n New Hope, 


'\~. . • 


Bucks Co., r..., '. 1 ;. 


-, :a,d was the 




sou of Lewi.f. .. , , ' -. 






Democrat in M >. >;, ....u i 


-v.irm friend of 


Li',!, 


Calhonu and oii.rr i-ui.li. 


c Luen of Na- 


.Ml 


tional repatr.tiou. Mr. Cor 


> ell was a civil 


close 


and mining engineer by pro 


fe^ion and was 


in hi 


ideutilJed with numerons it 


MpurlauT enter. 


the c 


prises in tliat line. Hew",.,' 


r. in It. -Ill in iiiB 


I'OS 


deliberations of the Ainri, 


.'. 1 '■' ■■■:'■■ .,1 


/•■I'l 


Mining tnsmcers, ot v. 






luember. He was a rt _•,.: - 






its aunu,il i.:.ithc riu--^ ; 






Ofthl.r..,' Il', ■ ^.1 V . : , 


•o lis 


ho.-|i 


fnudot ^ ,;.,■. ■ 


, ' .-iinie 


atle- 


to Will. 


■■ . t 'the 




war h:,M; .:;-■. . • ■. - 


:• \'.. i-ro- 




fessio,:. ■ ^ . ,: i' 




Tl 



rior Rq> 


1 Mil 


ill 


■ g Co. 




n or 


I'll 


lUial 




n still 


iu existence 


W1 


Ith Cal 




Har 


-Ol 


lis H 


IS 




dent ai 


,d o 


riH 


rritfd 


bv 


A. 


J 


. Da' 




,■,- On. 


Sonet- 
from ^.r 










\-<-r 




lied 
icr tl 


'" 


hand- 



There he bought a c.ji : 
the ft ter works, enl ir.- 
same have continued un i. 
as president, and that ot 

Mr. Corjell's trainins 
naturally broujiht hiiii in 
sobterraue-in world ai;d !, 
as a skilled and learn.,! . 
toi^ether with hisna'.r 
ters of an antiqua.-mn i i, 
an invaluable- member 



I luid (;i-iilo;:ienl Fociety. of this 

■:.:'h :, \i : I'll active member 

^ i , mid a correspoud- 

::;.,, I I, i-iant engineer in 
Mfii.,, ,,t ;", li-lvidere D..-la%vare 
. Iiii-ii an eK-sii|)eiintciideut is J. A. 
, who niarritd a .sister of Mrs. 
mid lu' was iiilt-r ested jn copper 

I ' ; ' "! 1 ■ I- to .\Iyra Coryell, 

: i r.'.o daughters and 

- i-s mercliant, Elie 

III' lieiiig in Geneva, 

: I i I I'l I Jj , married Sylvanus 

, ly of this city, now doing 

'■■ . "1 ork, their homo being in 

1 thatoflheson, Torbert. 

brothers and two sisters. 

..! at West Point and died 

.- for some years in bu.-i- 

: .. i :.c third brother, Inf;nam, 

. 'ister Kebecca. Another 

. ■ twice married, first to a 

• in to the late Dr. Samuel 

1..:.- . .iville. 

i,,... ill- of a retiring dispositioD, 
rapped up iu whatever work he had 
but a mo.st genial companion when 
of business were ttirown aside. 
ig a fund ot information on all 
ul'jects, well read in the topics of 
.Uwiys bright and cheerful, fontJ of 
iijg tamily friends the Coo'ell 
s ever the embodiment of genial 
;>, as many Wilke.s-Barreans can 



ARAH E. ATHFJlTON, 

lity was 8hoi;ked Nov. 30 

death of Mrs. Sarah E. 

;as known only to the most 

- of Mrs. Atherton that she 

: 1 I • .Iitu and her death 

' i ' . i 11 tiy them. 

,v,is born tlctober 
_ : • : John Perkins, a 
-;■;. u; .,1 Wyoming whose 
Eunice Miller, and whose 
! a not;d,lp member of the 
of 177.S. Mr. Perkins had 



AC 




. of K 


otS< 




ton, ' 


.Mi-< 


i Sai 


■ah E 


wid. 




. Apri 







id 


one son. 
Eonr of 
who re- 
yoming, 
Mrs. e: 


and 


Mr-. Ki 


.he 


■rt Black, 


is E. 


Athert 


on 


married 


lis in 


ISU, I 






1. Th. 




no 


children. 
liDg and 
.■ IU his 
aud Lo- 
e-. Ue 


e E^O 


v.ner 01 


: a 


country 



■/■///■; U/STdincAI. IlKCdUlK 



sloio Id Wyniniii/ :uu1 lis on,- of lli. tii ( 
.stocklrol.il r^^ of tlio 1>. J-. A \V. lili. w lull 
lliat line wiir. lirst proji'cUU. lie \v!\,^ the 
fouiuliT anil lirsi pio-idfUt of ttio Spco;id 
Niuiiuinl Hank, aiKl h loimtU-rof the ViiUvui 
lro:i \'.,.i;,... a... Iiaii .MMrwIy liiusln-d hi- 
nuuisioi. ou WiM Hr.vr tMretl when (IcMlli 
renioveil hini in ISMi. Mr. .Vtheiiin \va.-^ 
Ihn h.tif lM„thiT(,t Mr--.. Chr'rlr- .A. .\liuur. 



.Insor.h lIi. 
callrio win 
whethiT c-o 



Our donicslic- fowl sometimes Imvo piuRU- 
larly voiacion.s apiu-lites. IV-arce's "Aiinala 
of l.u/.Liiu- nK„u..„stliok;lli,iKnf a chick 

in Will,. -, i;. :., , ! -.:.. M.. ii.r. •>•.-, 1-, Ml. 



will, ym-^ to hi.- mn-c and lu i.l.tw, iii Ihf 
ratio of 01)0 porliou to the former nud two 
to the Irtttar. 

nis(ori<;il Notos. 

The Dojieftown M'.,(or,-a(of Dec. 7, 1880, 
contaiiis au article on .New Britain Honio- 
stertd-,-<Md D'.iulup Farm. Warrington— 
and ■]■;.. 1. .-.■• 

\\. i:. I 1 , litorof the Doyic-town 

Di-n',.. , '. .■ the iiublic asainst a 

RO-c;ill. .1 -111 ' .! , Ml Huck-(.;ounty,'' offered 
by K. W.iiiitr ,1 Co.. he claiming it to be an 
infrint'tniunt ou hii copyright, which has 10 
year.^ to run. 

The pani|ihlft written not ioiic; ago by Dr. 
Jani.s .1. I.ivii-k, lit I'll']; .li-lphia. ou the 
oarl> i'.. -:m. ;• ..: •,,,■, ,■.■ lunt with a mo.^t 
favor, .i : . i:,c country. It 

ha-. I I : I ^ ..<j:ivd by many 

leadlli,' ;..';:;,,,:- ;:i ■• I -. .■. .ii.^. 

Rev. John V,.t<aMl,ori:, 7:;. of .\Il.ion, N. 
y., read a very intere^tmtr p.'.r"-r t.L-fon- the 
Anthropological section of ih.; .\. A. .\. .S. 
ou the "Iro'pioi- I.i-.\.:iir." ii-iii- l.ini-clf 
by adoption a j:;' ;ii' I I'l ;'• • .- :;■ . i .N.iiion 
and a chief ai .-.■:,■ ■'.. < . . ' , n,.is all 

the more vain 'i'^ • , ,. : i- . in.ide 



valiia 



pnM' ' : , :, : ! lu tne Seneca dialect. 

— '■ ■ ' i\i.-;eyan.i 

11 ■ ' ■ ' - .' of Wide Aurth\ i\). 
Loi-ii- I ' .i'lj contained an clabo- 

rati ;;. :,' , . i .uiicle on the Prince.-s 
I'or.-, ,1 ., husband, .John Kolfe. 

An.!'! ■ I a lull page portr.ait of 

I'ocl. :• . ; !:i I- little .-on, Thoma.- 

WoMf. 11,11 ;uticle niaintait.- the truth of 
the s.ivin^ of Capt. John SmUh"s life by 
I'ocahout.i-. The article is made valuable 
by fac smiiles of portraits of both the-o tii.s- 
toric pertionages, taken during their liie 
time. 

llie Montrose linif''l"-nn of Dec. has 
an intere.stinu hlter de-criptive of a lrr„ 
thniT^-', t'l \' ,1 i',; \'.,|lfy and the hi-toric 



It ii, 



killed Ihele. an,.,,. • , i,i ■; , ., , l.ite 

Hint -lone-; and pTb, , .. . . , iih.ne 

that h.-ld been ,-M-h.'.Ua la 1, :: ..; ;. l;. ,,'k. 
The shells had been ll.ueh V. . .. :. In ll.ecieliou 
of ther;iy/.,ird ni.on then, and the yreater 
portion had a piece of Hint in them where 
the bullet had been and the brass partly 

had under;;oiie. and from tlieir appeirance 
they must have been in the gizzard for some 
time. The> had not in the least affected the 
health of the chicken. 

The Great I'lood of 18 11. 

Ihe Alltntowu A'eic.s- says: "The death 
rereiitb at Ibu-kport. Tarbou Co.. of Adam 



■■: !"'.M- ". : :. - . ...:-.d. Mrs. 

l!e-rs uiih her , . - ,. :. a boy of 

about live, monil . .il-o had a 

narrow e-cape fii' : ,t. In cimi- 

ineinoratioii of ti , i .;. ' i ,, ■■i;!oas e.-cape 
from drowning he wa- littinLdy named 
Moses, lie is now a practicing physician, 



ery pro 

r-tl 



in his profession, in New- 



i'leii by Indians. 

. i~ in receiptof nearly 
' Hi idian journal pub- 
, ' int., called 77i^ r,i- 
■ aborgines of Morth 
lly to the Indians of 

IS Chief Kah-ke wa- 
:li-li Dr. P. K. .Jones. 



in raids to the north- 



The Flistorical Record 

A MONTin.y i'uMii.ir.vnoA' 



CVuJF.n I'KIMIPAI.l.V TO 



XLbc }£ar[\^ tbiGtov\^ of 'OII\>ontino X):\llc^ 

AND CONTIGUOUS TERRITORY 

WITil 

NOTKS AND QUERIES 

BlOGKAFfllCAL, AnTI.'jUAKIAX, GfAT.AF.Ol.ICAL 

o 

EDITED Il\ F. C. JOliNSOX, M. D. 



Vol. l] jANUAUV-FFlikUARV 1S87 [NoS. 5-6. 



^^•!I.^C!■^^.';A■;Vl^. pa. 

!Prc^5 of Zbc lUiii;cv-3G.ivi'c ii^ocorJ> 



The Uisforical Record, 



Gor.tciUo IV. 

Lydia Hiirlbut Tiffiiny's NnrnitivLS Hon. M. W. I'iu.nb 76 

Sketch of l;isliop Thomas Bov.iiian's fanilly 77 

Wvoinini; !ihii.s. cailv dncumonts conccii-in;,' 7S 

Wilkci-Uane's Resources ' 7g 

Index of Govcriiinont I'ub'.ications 79 

Pkinkott's Exprdilion, on,s;inaI document conccniir.^;, I)r \V. H. ]'V;lc So 

Paniplik-t nlaliii;^ to Canion Centre, Cor.n '. St 

Col. Dorranne's iisd biith.dav Xi 

Valu.ible Nc'.vspaper Relic.'. S3 

Pennsylvania Names, po.ni by Charles \V. Foster S3 

Letter from 1 ):lion Varington '. S-; 

William Mil! Ihitler, sket. li of S4 

Was President I'olk in Wi.kes Harre _ 84 

Cannibahsm among the Indians S5 

Price of Coal in 1822 S5 

Paper Currency in iS:: S3 

Business Men of Wilkes-Harre in iSlS, Diiton Variii;.;ton S6 

The Local Historian f9 

Frnding of some Butler I'apers t;2 

Historical Xo'/cl by Hon Wni Ilross 93 

Wyoming Historical and Geoi;'q:;:al SociCt>, .\iinu:d met tir,;.; 94 

Pennsvlv.inla C.ermans. Treatise on 115 

A Frontier Hero (Cajjt. Jo^cph Sjlomon,) Ch.irle.^ F. Hdl 96 

Pioneer Physicians cf Wyoir.in- 97 

Price o'i Flour Ironi 17S5 to 1S2S 97 

The Minisink Mas>aere, J oim Torrcy 90 

Friendly Indians at WyonMng in 1777 99 

War Prices in Confed'--r,ite Stales 100 

Jaines liird, some errors cor ected too 

NoTICS— 

Indian Relics in Lurerne Count}- 97 

Miss Emily C. Pdackman ijsue< errata 99 

The Underground Railv.av and '"Pap"' Jones 95 

J F. Mcginuess to reu rite' ■•Ot/machso:.'' S9 

(2uaflri -centennial of iJi-covery of .-\nierica 7S 

\)x. Egle's skt tches of Penns\ ivania (iovcrnors St 

Old Sullivan Road .' S2 

kcminiscense of the late lL:d'.;e C. T. Barnum Si 

Lack of Historical In'erest...^ 86 

Lancaster Countv Historii-il Soc'.etv nr-janized 90 

Deaths- 

Mrs. Susan F.reese Packard S2 

Mrs Dr. James T. (iorma:; .S2 

Albert .McAlpine S: 

Dr. Geo Finnan Horteti So 

Joseph K Bogert 90 

D. O. Bartlet't 92 

Charles T. Barnum 79 



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Addn'ss all co>i:mu.:icatloKS /:• 

The Rhcord. 

WILKES. EAF<F!E, PEt>'N-A. 



Uhe l&istorical IRecorb 



Vol. I. 



JANUARY- FEBRUARY, 1SS7. 



Nos. 5-6. 



'lONKliK I'HIVAIIONS 



e Uardhliips of a Cuiitii ctii ut 


I-.-.inily 


\V)io CiiuicioAVyoining: in 1778. 


a-. Told 


by one of tlic Sunirers-^itklic 


-s aud 


Death iu Transit Save Tluin Fr. 


uiii the 



The iiarrntivo of Mr.-. Lydia (Hnrltut) 
Tiffauy, dsuyhter of (Deacon) John Uurl- 
but, of llaiiovtr, L'.iZHrne Cuuiity. Jr'a. It 
was dictiitcclto her f;rf.U'i?on. M>ron Hurl- 
bnt, of .\rkiiort, N. Y., ia Isij."), fhe bsiiig 
then eiu'hty ye r-, ol.l. She wa- born in Gro- 
ton, r.. .!,,.. -ii.-Tit. .l.'i lu, 17'.'', ;>.n.a came 
with h. . I ■■ ,■- , .. ■' ,,, :: , .,..,r in the 



to An-i- :, ■. •: :.■ ; I ■■■ 1. > v ^.;^^: 
"Jotm llnrlhiii, mi 21 .■.Quf uher. -L-nled in 
Grotou, Conneclicut. My grandmother"-* 
name wa? Stoddard. I thiuk > he wa- livint; 
when we moved from Grotou to Wjominj. 
My mother, .Vbiijail .-ivery. \\;i^ horn on the 
1st of Afril (old ~;\Il) 1:.j.;, ;ii.u .,i,d in 
Pitt.'stou (tornierly Oi'.Heii L ick,->.%vanna) 
Luzerne Co^iiity. !';•.., Nov. 20. Ib'J.O. Father 
starlt u t" '' ; > .' '■;cin (Ttoion to ^\'yon3insJ 
ill tt" -; :• , ' ' , , -i, probably very Is.ie iu 
tlie s| . , - II. .Tune. They nio^ed 

.vith t • ■ - , .-.Tryin- hor.=eho!,i fnr- 

nit,;,, . . . : ! .irawi, b- i,rr.. < ■■-,] 

the..;:., i ...■.,.,, I - . ' . ■,. i'^ ■. • -, 



tie, ho-^al.i 






I iV'i 


. k vr., c: 


:o-=-ed 


the Hudson 1 






\ . ' ..." 


.-. JtlFt 


after 


crossinfT the 


II. Ir, 




.. i:: ,. ,■ 


i.nherwi> = 




with the 1 


'II. ■. 


ill. 




'P di--:e 


n.per, 


and there i 


1 It he 


r .-1 


mil mo 


It her rert 


i...ii.ed 


to recruit, wl, 


lie tt 


.e caravan 


nioved ; 


-lowly 


forward ondt 


r tlie. 


dii 


[•(Ctioa 


of my b 


rorher 


John. My 


!-; = t. 




!.ii;.iil ■ 




Inken 


with thr -, . 






. r, u : 


id, ^Ue fu 


dar.d 










'11 !y 51 A 




old._ ;-, . .. 






l"' ■." 


1. • .; to il 


it.=, at 



nail tiai j.eneu. fene 
■1 id tell v.nat it was 
tiud a .-seiison of pr.-yer 
- was pieiared io hear 
lid with couiiiosare. 



"These misfortnncf; "saved them from the 
creuter misfortune of being in a fituation to 
be mass-mred at Wyoming on the 3d of July, 
1778. My brother Christopher had como 
(fiom Wyoaiini;) to Lackawaxen to meet 
them, aud thus he also was providentially 
absent from the iuas=acrp. 

"Fall erturned aside i'.S'. V ir •in.- in the 
State of New York, wtu r i . ; .ii a 

farmf.irtwojears, (proli ... :, ! i;,en 

DJOved to Wj opuiuir. ii'' . . ii.;lit 






Cr-t hous;< ol li. ..ii : . i.< " : i 1. ut a 
creek, oil the W-. i '. i ' ..pLr- 

haps a ijiiarttr <j[ :i ,.,i.i L. ... t .~ . 'luo- 

shortly after we nioved there,— wilhiu one or 
two years. \Vn llnd in couscgucnce Irom oar 
dwellintr and the liidi.ms burned it. lirother 
John built a lotr house on the sin of the old 
one, that, I think, is now standins;. What 
furniture could not be removed wa? con- 
cealed. The larjje mirror and the pewter 
di.-iies wer« buried. Fur ;•-. ■.'• r ■ ,f. ly viu 

h'ld moved np to the Sti 1 .; .the 

]ov>erendof Careyl-ivu!. ' ; .. : vv n a 

blockhouse and some fcl.;,. ' . I i. .. l.i.her 
sickened and died. As tie;i ...i^ uo iiaijuis 
around in tlio uei-hborht xd l.i- \-;..s. at his 
reqne=t, Ijuried on his own farm. The 
prave has since 1" eti plowed over and it.s 



lOUS 



eh of land, 
. "'here the 
Hats and 



the c-i 



'•My brother. John and Christopher were 
elders in the church, (probably at Wilkes- 
Barre.)"' 

At tae time this was written, I'^.'j."), the 
house built by her brother John had been 
torn down more than twenty years, ller 
litherhadboii:.dit th» farm of ,l.j:.ii Ih.U.'U- 
tuekin 1777, biuU e.nd ■•..:;.■, 1 :i,- house 
in the eirly sprint; of IT:.., . i .:. mhI of 



same year 



;\!;;S. The ,\— nibly met twice a year, and 
he was sent t'lerc fi>':r times before his death 
death ill Man-h. 17.^:i. He was born in 
1730. The parentheses are mine. 

H. B. Pi-rvn. 



THE ii/sr(>i;icAL ni 



A FAMIL Y OF PKK ACUKKS. 

A Cll|>])IiiE From a Western Pnper That. 

BraiKhorilu- ^■.'.'.- I 'u 1 ,?,.,i ., . 
tSh.nm Si-ri; - : . . i 

Mrs. Snsau B. 1'... ■ -..f Mrs. 

McMicli"'-!, huiii! ,J, of ■:..■ :-■ - ,:• Sj.riugs 
IJot'I,-':' i ., !., .~ now lu tii.r .^'r^th year, 
mil) i • f.jr a u-onian of her nge. 

llir i .: I , I .1, Dodson, fettled near 
Sliii; i,i:i.... 1 , . mo Connty, )'a., about 
12(J icai.- a-u, ui tl..' then howliu? wilrier- 
jioss and among wild Buimali and snvaffe 
Indians. Her Krandraothc-r was carried off 
by the Indians and was Kept by them some 
foar yearn alon^ tlie Delaware and Snsqno- 
hanna rivers. Her folks fonnd ont where 
she was, and with a lar[;e posse of armed 
men, one dark ui),-lit, stole in amonc the 
wigwams and ci'tiin d hfr alter son-.e se- 
vere fiahtii;^:. ' .,■ ! >! 1 'ii ,■.:_■ the In- 
dians so lull, • ; . I- :-tom- 
ed to their v, ... , .. i!:,, bow 
and arrow witli ■ j ■;.. .■:. : r : ..;, : , r return 
homo was overjoved to be on the little 
side-hill farm, instead of the small wig- 
wam among the bloody savages. Slie r.aid 
she never expected to see her parents 
again. Mrs. Bowman's father's honso in 
Luzerne County, Pa., was burned twice by 
the Indians in mid-day. 'ihey saw the 
Indians coming, and heard the sounds of 
their war whoops, and lied, her mother car- 
rying her in her arm? many miles. .Mrs. 
Bowman has all of her faculties except being 
a little hard of hearing, but she reads every 
day without glasses. She has boen a true, 
consistent member of the M. E. Church for 
more than 70 jtars, and is an aunt to Bishop 
Bowman, of St. I.oais, .Mo. Mrs. Bowman 
is the mother of ii::je c^.Lldrfn ard has out- 
lived all of ll. :. ' ■ : ., 1- ■ 1 ('harles 
M. Bowma.i], >■ .. 1 : : .. ,:ud Mrs. 
McMichael, u: - , ,. 

[The lady i .:r,. i;- a , - ;.; ;uUod- 

son, of Tow,, i,.,l, J. „..,:„,.■ Lo., ia..and 
her husband (wliijse death occurred at Rock 
Island, 111., in ie<l) was G^-orge Bowman. 
The latter was one of 10 children 
of Kev. Thomas Bowman. The 
latter was born in 1760. in 
Bnoka County, Fa. Married Mary Freas, 
1782 Moved to Bri.ar Creek, Columbia Co., 
in 1703. Ue was a local preacher in the M. 
E. Church, and in 1.■^M7, tnjcther with his 
brother Christopher, was ordained a deacon 
by Bishop .\sbury at Fo-ty Fort. He was a 
powerful preacher and traveled on horse- 
back up snd down the Suscinr-hanua lor 
many years. He died in 1^23 at Briar 
Creek. Thomas Bowman had 10 children: 

Christopher. Jr., b. 17S:i, d. 1650. 

Henry, b. 17^.-), d. l>?0.j. 

John, b. 176(3, d. 1S13. 



Jeesc, b. 178t?, d. 1880. 

Sarah, b. 17110, m. Samuel Millard, d. 
about 18;!0. 

We-^loy, b. 171)3. 

Gei.rgo, b. 17:C>, d. 1871. 

Sophia, b. 1707, m. Judge Uearhart, d. 
1880. 

Susan, b. 1700, ni. Rev. Sbadrach B. Lay- 
cock, d. 1«7,".. 

Thoina,, li. 1603, d. 1808. 

Of these, John, wlio died near Berwick in 
1813, was the father of iiov. Thomas Bow- 
man, who rose lo di.sttnction in the Metho- 
dist Church, being made a bishop in 1872, a 
relation which he still holds. 

Jesse WHS the father of our former 
townsman, Caleb Franklin Bowman, 
Esq., whosti dcatli oc'curred in 
Wilkes-Barre in 1S73. The hitter's widow, 
boruI-abellaTallman,isstillare>identofour 
city. Caleb's brother. Gen. Samuel. Millard 
Bowman, attained distinction in the United 
Stales Army, aiidditd of a p.aralytic affec- 
tion in June, ISdo, in Kansas City, at the 
age of 70. 

Wilhiml' ] I i, ■,, A..; ^t!;--iTr,e affection 
which lii, (:■,,' , ,, . , • Samuel M. 
Bown: ■.:!:.. I , ; . , ,, .. prostrated 



uothi 



at 



his home ,,. A ,i,iM ,,ke. ,,,> i lyiit jide being 
paraly/.cd. .Mr. Bowman is the ninth child 
and the seventh son of Jesse Bowman. He 
was born in 18'i.j and by vocation 
is a farmer. In 1872 he married 
Mary Victoria nuL;hes, of Tamaqua. 

For most of th<i data nsed above we are 
under obligation to the handsome volume 
entitled '-'l he IJowmau Familv. a Hi-toncal 
und.M.a. '. ■ ,1 -..Mi:,., I ■: ^ ,;.-l;.-t tra- 

18=0 ..t.i ■ , ■ . :..:',-". u.lf. 

Itisiroc, ■ . ■..,.,.,,,: ■ i,,w',.M-k 

DePa'u'..' 1 ■ ,■ , ,■ 'i i;c\Vje*se 

Bowman .' ' , . .. . a •. It is a v,;!- 

ume ut ■-. ; ■.,.-. ..■:..-:.! ly illustrated 
witn [.!,■, 1,1;, i-.,. .\i„..i,- i,,e portraits are 
those of the late C. F. Bowman and liis 
widow. It is a valuabla contribution to local 
history and to the history of Methodism. — 
Editou.] 



At its last annu.al meeting the American 
Historical Society adopted a recommenda- 
tion in favor i<\ a due i j!,-erv,aiiee in 1602 of 
the four ii :i; ::■ ;r. ■■i,.r ;.iy of the dis- 
covery o:-, I . ■ irColumba.'. 

Th(dr r ' ■ ' . I ^ ■' :<> a comiiiit- 

tee fC." ^a ■ . ,.; i^ ', a - r. : ..rt.-d in fa\or 
of the c.1,1 rii. rnoratmii of ti,e event by an 
international evhibitioii of the industries 
and pioihiels of all na.tions. The report of 
the cooimiitee n^commends a joint com- 
mittee of the Senate and House to prepare 
and report a suitable bill. 



Tin: nisToi:icM. 1:1:^ 



THE WYO.11t.NG l!Ll l.S. 
Souic- ol the i'.iilc; of timt .\noici-t Mililiiiv 

Oriic. IS. 
Olio of \Vilke«-Tlnr:-.-- .-1-. . v^^]v,■.<-, 
coujiuiuitis was tlio\'. >■ ,i* i 

juBt wheu it was or;;: 1^ ; : 

Jnines A. Gordon ?a> ~ I; . . i ' .■ 
pnuizntiou iir> early in r, . 1 ,. : : I 

existed ascp.rly ns It'i-i , .. 

weRthc-r-beaten docuii;. I :; , ■ ; .■ 

o£ the KhcoRO, it 1^.. .. , ,i i ■■. .i. ,. 
iilledin Witt! apeu. ]i .,,... ..; io;:...,-,. 

lULITIA KLECriON. 

Nolicy is pivpu to the Volnntcpr Companv 
called tlip Wyomiut: Hlnes. iittnclied lo tlie 
Becoiid li,iitiili..n 111 tliM aoth fleaiinent, com- 
munt'- J 1 ;. 1 :• i.:, ( 1. i;::n5om. thnt aa election 
foriii :.. I :-; aud Knsisn will be 

held lit I .1 ^nuce Myers, EsqV. in 

thef.vi -: i.i - ■ .11, ..u Thursday, thpjfith 
daycf.l: ,1 ',1 .l.ft WWII the hours of JO 
in the fonuofii ninl bIi in trie aftornoou. wherf 
thoee couf'riiod are rcoaested to alu-Dd. to 
elect by ballot, the said ctlicers. 



Wilkes-Barre, Jnne loth IsOO. 

The old paper is handed ns by George H. 
Butler, Ksq., and is one of the batch fonuda 
conple of years ago among the effects of 
Zebulon Bntler, son of Col. Z. Butler. 

There i.re also a coaplo of sheet- of paper 
piuued with the same [linthat fastened them 
together bO years ago, givmg what appears 
to be the original organization ot the 
Wyoming Blues, their rnlcs, nniform and 
first roster. It is so torn and soiled that 
Borne parts cannot he rfi ciphered. We ap- 
pend it, thon.:h iv^t '.:-"-■: m: tor the correct- 
ness of the sitrii ■-' )■ r , '.-•;■ 

Thonuder.-u:i.' :, : : • to the Wjo- 

ming Blues, [' : . ..., to couiply 

with the foUo-.viL.; :^:.-, '..■„::; 

That we will furiu-li our^r'lves with such 
uniforms, etc., as shall be agreed on by the 
company by the day of 

That anyone w'jo in tne least does not 
equip and attend H„'reeably to the rules of 
the company 



Zeb. Butler, 
George Chahoon, 
W. M. Robisou. 
Samuel Brown, 
Calvin Edwards. 
Edwin -1 racy 
Josiah Bennet, 
Elijah .\daiiis, 

. . . Nutton, 
John J. W.ird, 
Godfrey Vetry, 



Charles Miner, 
Isaac .\. Chapmaii 



llu;;h ii. Anderson, 
uember shall have leave 
jy consent of the com- 
> require- it sooner than 



The uniform shall be, 

1, A crowned bnuiLiied black hat . . . 
blf.cl; bear skin, with a white . . . and 
red l:ip. 

"2, Def'p blue coateo, faced aud trimmed 
with red. 

3, White or baff vest. 

■1, Deep blue pantaloons circled »ith red. 

5, Either boots or black shoe and black 
gaitcra. Passed. 

Death of tx-Judpo IJarnmn. 
About 11 o'clock am., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 
ClitirlesT. BarnuLu, tifortuer associate jndge 
of this county, died at his residence, on the 
short s of Harv.-y's LiUo, after a brief illne.s.^ 
of I , I M i! -■ of the bowels. For many 
;, • , '. : ; .d lived a quiet, retired life 
;'L ' :■ ■'.(• home on the i.ake. He 

v., I.:.;, ■ : •on.Ian.S, 1813, audwiia 
therelor' H ■. : ■- - f . t 71 jetiis old. In 
his early I.: ; 1 ' il: an active part in 

public atiii ; ' ! i:-. He served one 

term as (■ r . loiier and was for 

some tin !: i' ■ n inissiouors' clerk. 

He WHS . : ' ' judge :ind sat on 

the bfii'-Ii ■ ' . ' ■ liiilgu Coiiyngham. 

He v,:,^ v.; . : .-o-jghout this and 

!..i :! '-:.,: ... . ■\ was held in high 
c t I : : i .V hii.1. Ho was a 



and will be 



at tiiuL.:.. ■ • i" i'-n., after which the 

remains '.\ i!. i ; lo the home of hi» 

son. Belli, i: ; ; .m, on South Welles 

Street, Iri i. .. : ■ ! •■ nterment will be 
made on Thtir-d.iy alteriioonat 2 o'clock. 
.\uother sou who survives is l*rof. James 
Biirnum.— O/-)//;/ /.Vcoiv/, Jaiin.nrit 7?. 

G. H. K.""lMuTin^ E-M., left recently to 
ui ike ,>.oine h'lsty researches throughout 
New Kiighiud and the South in matters cou- 
cernieg Ids ■'History of the I'lumb Family in 
America." 



eo 



Tin: iiisroniCAL ni:~ 



Tiii,K I :s-i(,\ i; i; i:'s r. i vou i;c i,.s. 

FactB Taken Jiom tiiii Tenth Census 
Us|ir< of l-<.piil.iti.in. 

of II,.' - .. : ,i : ■ ■ .:,.:,,; I .-i 



and diiccta.i. of New \orl:, PlulwU-li.; 
Harri-t)cri_-. Pitt>l,nri,' uua Bnffalo. ancl 1. 
ma[i of \\ il!,(. -;-):, .iTr. 



hii.t> 



lai'tji- |i! , : 1'. I . . : . , , ! .rn-'ition 

COI'i-'i I :; ■ I. r-:, !Jr~:i| CLilulilioil of 
tlie c;. ■^ . I ; ; , , r, due to Mr. RfvuoldR 

tor-.-ji'. .' I ,-. r- Willi vliioh the re- 
port .-.loMn,! ,,■...,; his, but thp re.-alt of 
bad tyi'fs'jiiiii:. ,1 :.■■•-■■ riroot reiidins. 
None of tlie i',,i : i!;- :uilhor. For 

iustauce, on. i <- .. i ; : , '■iiciit extnic- 
lion pliould 10' (I 1 • .1, , ;. v.irh Mr. Kcv- 
noUU l.fri.ii^.i :>.-,;- iti-.t Wyoniiii:; 

wafl'ii-l --;! ' ■ i'.i.-.'lA ,! i,:,rt\ of m.-n 



Ke !•; 



.sfco)'c( atltir.pt ii mr-HUt. The com- 
idetion of the Xorlh Branch Canal 
in 1S13 18, of cocv?e, a mi~;i:int for ISaO. 
The river common, itiMead of liavmrr a 
masimom width of S.r.dO ft-it. hr.^only 350, 
and tlie river lir.s not wa^fnfd tne rtst away, 
either, iu f tiite of oue or f^o Icc-il alaniiir;!^. 
The lat.Io of [•opiiI .tin.; \.x d.-o;df< is 
badly nil::-.'. Ti,, :' ■ :-, - -' M |.. :.,!- 
low^: 1 -'".:.", I ■ ' ■. '■'>.:/,'-, 



lt! = 



type tetters Bi.-uia'.ii- to kiiuv. more alioui 
cramuiar than th-3 artiior. 

The latitude i* -11 disref?. 14 mhnitcs 
nortn: loDt:itudc T."; d.-t;rers and ."ti niinntcs 
west from Groeiiwicti: altitude oil to 731 
feet. 

Total valuation, S3. 13-1. 16'"'; P't cai.ita, 
8134. Net uiiL-htLdrc^s, .t:.". i!.7; per cap- 



=11 fr 



form a i;,,..,l v;,!;i -!. .^ i:t for Ihn 

iio:irdof Ir.ul. l>, i..,.u jc „;. . I lay convey 

able to be looked up within a public docu- 
ment. 

The vobinie is compiled by Col. C4eorye E. 
Waring'. .)r., of Newport U. I. 

Index ol Governnient I'ulilimtion.s. 

A most valuable publication has lately 
been issued from the Government printinff 
oiljcc, a copy of which reaches theEECoriD 
throuj;h the courtesy of Coijfiressmau 0*- 
borne. It is a dtsciintive citalotruo of all 
the Government puI'luMlious of th.-lnibd 
Slates from 1774 to lt.-<l, a period of M7 
yearii. it is a voliin,.. of iirarlv 1 -!i;() pii-es, 
lixlU'ii,,-h.-,, a:..', i . . 1 :I ' I.', the well 

known \V .-Ion - , . ', ul. Ben: 

J-erley rooio, .'l^ i o-i ::: Kords. 



to refer 
Miry for 



iie Hr 



those that 



them now in tLtoO 



the .survivors and to the I 
are dead, 

Kesolutions rel ilivo to claims of WyominE; 
.=nfrerers. I'a. Leni-lature, Atir. IG, HSM. 
Kx. Docs. No. 3.5S, 'J.'itli Congress, L'd ses- 
sion, Vol. 10. In favor of the p 'ssase of a 
law ^•r-'nlim; coiiipensatinn to the snfferer.s 
by the \\ yo'niuK massacre durinu the Kevo- 

iici on on petition of heirs of the Wyo- 
r.:ini,' victims. liiiy 2. l53S. lleports of cotn- 
ni-.ttees. No. lOli'J, ;;r>ih Coni/rtss. 'Jd ses- 
sion, \'ol. 4. 2 pp.. octavo. House Revolu- 
tionary Cl.;;iiis (.'oiiiiiiittee reports adversely 
to .-illoftance of coinp' nsatiou for Ic.s=essn.s- 
tained. 

I'etiiion relalivo to Indian depredations. 
Citizens of \Vyomin;;, Feb. 18, 1639. Ex- 



THE insToincM. nix-oRi). 



81 



lur Nation's liistorj can he 



Docs. No. 2'i;_i, 'SaU (loiitjrosr, 3(1 cession, 

forlci- - . ,1 , '' :i.-s oC'-iTisiouecl by tin- 
iittiK-k ..I t: . 1: I . -; (.11 the to-.vu of Wyu- 
ui!:ii; '1 ■ '■ : '' ! "Ii.tion.'irj \\ iir". 

lUidcr (liilu of March;::., l.-Ji;. reference 
is made to tho rfCDiiiuunda'.ion by tlie 
Uoiise Kevululiouary Uhuics Conimititp ot 
allowauje to lu-irs ut iJr. Wni. lljoktr 
Smilli, olWilkes-lIarrr, iM i;^ -r:\Kt', us 
HCtintj stirycon dnnii;.- H ■ ■ •. ,i;,:Mrj 
War. Tills pelitiou \ia i , ,. i . > . .•.'hy- 
ton by Dr. Andrew Ji.ui.i.:. . n. .:■■,. 1- ine 
lapse of 50 years, is alue ai.ii \»eii at his 
lioine ill Wuverly. 

The measures takuu m re^riird to Frances 
Slorum, "the lost sister of \\yomuifc," are 

dupfcd 'by our .several Kotucsenlatives m 
CouijretjS. 
Kvery c 
trai-ed .-:• 
publl.' i; , ■ : ; ■ . . iiia;;,v ot 

«>^.^:l^:', ,./:';.:',;:,.. ,,,:o::;caisocMy': 

which 1- i.t 1 .u.l: u.:i i;: m- ollicial de- 
positories ot i.ll the (joveiaTDtul [itiblica- 
lions. The index alone attords interesting 
readiiit;. Under such llead^ as "Jefferson 

"Geori;.' < -i ";;...." "TaritX,'' "Pubric 
LauJ,' : , of otiiur topics one 

can run: i, ; . ii.ttrestas he could by 

CODMlltlliL- ,■ .-.,, I..; r.Ua. 

The work of |'te(.ariii!j the volume occu- 
pied two years and was penornritcl bv .Mr. 
Pooro and 14 a^^istants. They found and 
cataiojiued I'^t.i it;.;. buoUs. i.^imiihlets and 



for reference 



C^l. l-hiMk.uV JCm l(l„n. 

Ur. W. n. Kyic. of >lairi,.br.rc;, sends tiie 
Kkcoku an interestin;; docamcut pertaining 
to the Plunkett invasion of Wyoming Valley 
in 177.5. The doctor proiuises a sketch of 
J'lnr.kelt for a subs quent issue. We may 
prenii.so the old document by remarking' that 
Plunkett was sent lu 1775 to Wyoniiefj by 
llie Pennsylvania Assembly lo effect the 
arresi of certain of the Connecticut clai- 
mants wh.. were cha.r?ed with illegal prac- 



l>ay. 
fd do 



object. Plunkett is 

.erhaps a praclioner of 
lo this. J)r. Ks-le will 

in his promised sketcli. 

mi-jlv.'nia 
.:u:-(;askin Dr, 



peditioii 

ket relnr 

To Sis 



111 111.- l;;x- 

u'^.ost' 
myself at 



I'lSOO 



Tn 12 Days Strrvice 
lis Od per day 2 5 

To 12 Days Service of two boatmen 
at 2s C.d per day 3 

To liuding ruyselt and hands pro- 
visions 215 

December, 17 75 €28 5 



No 
On 


rthu 

the 


mbei. 
2!Uh 


h'l 
d- 


id Com 
,y of .N 


f tt 


. Ik't 
le .) 


ore 11 
ud^-e- 


,"; 


•John S 
.f the 



and the ^ludetit- oi ..iK-iion- V> which tney 
relate. Mr. Puoro is to be contjratulated 
cpon the fidelity .?nd tliyrou.,-hce=s with 
which his work has been doae. 



On the occasion of the inancuration of 
Gov. Beaver, th(. Harn.-buri; T--I^.,rnj,h pub- 
li-^hed a serie- of biot;rapinc;.l anieles of 
all the Governor- of lVnn-> Ivama. from the 
fertile Pcii of Dr. U. H. K^-le. By the w u . 
Dr. E-le has b.-eu Im-ily e;-ai;eu rea.ln.- 
thf proof sheet-i of volume 13 ot the Penu- 
61 Ivania Archives. 



i,.i. liioJi.\s Gas 

in and subscribed the day an 
i'd. Before mc, witne.-3 my hai 

J. SiMrso.N. ■ SE, 



[The foregoing is eiidorseJ, '■Tliorans 
Gaskins' account against the Province of 
Penii-.\lvania" and also "Kec-ived aCVrtiti- 
c.t.. No, 10.71t) for tve"ty-ei-ht pi.up.l- live 
r-hillii,--, W. Wil^o'i.-' C^: \W!li.m \\iis.n. 



ameiaberof of IheS 
jril from Norlhr.mb 
Thomas Ca.ikius ?] 



ad County. 



Tlir. JlISTOmCAL HKCORD. 



A Ciiiiii.ctic-ut Lo.iil ni»t.>rj. 
A 9(.i-iiaH0 piimplilot receutly received by 
the Kkcojiu beiirs the followiujj title: "His- 
loiiclii Skclch uf Uju C.jii(;r<K'.aiuu.a CliUi'ch 
nad I'nnsli of •Canloii (' .;i! :, ( - p-.., forra- 
orlj We-'t Siiii';bur,\, .,•.: h . li", i Com- 
pilod by iicv. Fri.i. ,^ , \ ,.ini Miss 

Ira K. (irulley. liaitior i, 1- - , ' I! opens 
with 11 hi~torio!il seiaiou [wi-irlii d liy Kev. 
Jairas {;;irt in 1S31, the only cniinc-ltd his- 
tory of the church np to thnttiine. The 
settlcUK-ut of Simsbury bi-iiii lu K;;?. uud 



iM. 



Vri-h biurlii. K.v. .1' ,- 1 . , : . ;;, 1 ic-o 
to lyjil A curiM I , , ,. ^;iven, 

relative to the pn.-.t..i i.liusigu- 

ing a paper .i;-,h ,,.,,; the so- 
ciety from any li.ii.ii,;., ..^ to his 
BaUiry, and "I ye said Mr. Moriwiii do ixv.- 
quit and discharge the society from all de- 
aiHuds from the beginning of the world to 
this day and forever after. Received in fall 
— I eay received per me— as witness my 
hand." The parnphlot trace- the church and 
the parish down to the prtsent ana Hives 
brief siicli'lii's of fucli ciiizms a^ become 
rr.Mi,:i:. 1/ ;;•, !■ , ;::• ^ ..i m the Tirofe-sions. 



Ida 



triOnlioa to (.'onu»criCiU lociil aniiriU and is 
of interest as well to students of NNyoniing 
history, some of our pioneers having come 
from the region described. 

KiRhtv-Two Tears Old 

[Uaili Ktcord, Jan. l.| 
The host of Col. Charles Dorrance's 
friends, should they meet him to-day. would 
be glad to extend him their hearty cou^ratn- 
lations at having reached the ripe age of 8"i 
years. The event will be quietly celebrated 
by a family gathering. Col. Dorrance is 
hale and he,irty and shows hirdlv a trace of 
the paralyti- n't-.-!- rv!i-M ."■.,..;.,! htt.i 



nl.i' I ■ I - ' 1 • ■ '- ; , ■ , . . , ilov and 
win. \ ' . ■ ■ ■' ■■■ ■ -■■• ■ ■ ■■ ir.pnnd 
th.f -• 1. I.. . . .■.-•■:„ ,u •::■■ ; ',i couUlct 
for title lit un-t the power ..f what was be- 
lieved to be oppression on tne p-rt of the 
State government. Col. Dorrance is presi- 
dent of th« association which rieets an- 
nually at the foot of the monameut tocom- 



meniorate the bloody Cyht of J77?, and in 
which his grandfather, Lt. Col. Geo. Uor- 
ranco, was so badly wounded that ho waa 
on tho following day killed by his savage 
captors. 

Col. <■;. I, 1 •:.. la lats his title 

froii. 1, ^ • ' . :. , ■ ,1^ I'leold Wyo- 



Valley an,l to, I:. ,.-,■, v i.'-i rj. At 
theiidof Julj : . ' , .bie-s 

of making t!r ■,, ; - i : . ' : ; ■ liile, 

and ahvajs iu-.i t~ .- ' ■< .■ i" ■■ miiUtil 
dinner as his yu.-t- ih.m-. ■],•.! ci, i i,'.wijeu 
who may be pre-eni, and nut only ^o. but he 
does the newspaper men tho compliment of 
including tlium in the same select circle of 
gnesls. 

Col. Dorrance is a son of Henjaiiiin Dor- 
rance and a brother ot the late lameMted and 
beloved Rev. John Dorrance, ol Itjcal fame 
in I'rcsb.Nterian ciri-li s. He was born Jan. 
4, lyuo, and ha. . n. ; ,;■., It.mI in the an- 
cestral hanie. ■,, : - i luodcl farm 
and where he i- ' . 1 y everjthing 
that wealth and a .h aia ,:. -u't' taste can 
supply.. In his aova-.oir- m-e he is not 
alone, bnt his good wife, whom he 
married in ISio, is sj^ired to enjoy 
his corniiauy. Their home is vi.-iteii almost 
daily by some one or other of their children 
or grandchildren. His son, B. F. Dorrance, 
V.-q.. lives with his I'.imily near lii- paternal 
home and his tiaughter Annie Huckuigiuua. 
wife of S:a Uloii l.'rviiolds, E.q., hves in 
Wilkt- 1;^ M'. ill iii^ other sons, J. Ford 
Dorraii. ,- law in Meadville, 
John 1 ; ; ,-^ijuri and Charles, Jr., 
is a cl. r!, i:i ( "h' .'/a. 

Col. Dairaiicr lias been nrominently 
identified with local alTai-s. He was, among 
many other trusts, a leader in the Ijnzerne 
County Attiiiaillia-al .-^ooi' ty. a jail commis- 



Wyon, 

father 

Col. 



)1<1 : 



:;Uea by his 

l.a LOW. with ins 
mth a well-earned 
and integrity he 
hi- S'Jd birthday 
; pleasure. 

an Koail. 



The second of a series of articles running 
in the Gvniilinii, a heform.'d Churcli pnb- 
lication printed in Ptiiladelphia, appears m 
the December issue of that jonrnal. The 
editor-Uev. H M. Kirffer. A. M -relntf s 
the story ot the iii»--acres at Wyoming and 
Cherry Vr.lley m 177.-, and the determina- 
tion of Wa-hingtou to avenge the^e atroci- 
ties, the ai tide ch,-ing with a brief sk( tch of 
Geu. Sullivan, who was releoted to chastise 
the Ravages. 



THE lllSTOmCAL UKroiW. 



Uulf nCcnliiry lu Olil I.HJ 



A Princctou Liidj- Dead. **«.. <^^.7..i...j lu w... »t.^u...i.. 

I'loui n leceut uuuibur of the Priuceton Albert McAlpiiio, wlio.^n doath occ.uiod lit 

(N. J.) r,r^.^ we Inarn of llie doiilh of Mr?. I'lciis'iiit Vilify on Jan. li),^W!i- for -cvcral 

Sii~.'iM l:,t . ■■ r I i -.ril, wife of I'rof. I'uck- ' |, 'i' ~ * '^' ', ' ' ' " , ',' i',, ,, '^"' , '.'" '7,i",'''- 

nni, ..: i 1 J I . . iilu-ge, aud H cousin of ], .',/,■ i, ' ;. r 

llfs. i:- H ; .1 ■,. >„M,:u, of tl.is valley. Ucr (,./i'. - '.v, ': . , >/'; ." i , ;;.i 



lovci to hoi:or. Ilt-r lito luior to her m:ir- 
rifigo had been spent niniiilj at Orange and 
lUooiufield, N. J., the .'scenfr; nf the former 



from Itial time. She wili bd lovincly rt- 
membered by = uch of the students as knew 
her. 

A IMonec^r ThysielKu's Widow Dead. 

GoHM\N-ln Prcniderice, Jan. 2;!. ISST, Mis. 
Loiii^i Heirlior GormaD, relict of tlie Uai- 
.lunu-s T. Gorman, M. U., aged 92 years aud G 
months. 

Mrs. Gorman was the relict of the late 
James T. Gorman, M. D., one of the pioneer 
physicians of Kortheaslern Pennsylvania. 
She was born in Litchliekl County, Conn., 
July 29, 1794, of sturdy New England stock, 
her cliildhood was passed in hi-r native 
county, amid sutrontidiut's and intlueiiccs 
that icuded to the oevtioimienc of '.-leep, 
stroll- and ab:diL;T virtues. In IJ^IO she 
was ui.il.d in maniaL-e lo James 1'. Gor- 
niaii, M. l> . .;dJ in 1 •>;>!; removed to Abinsr- 



toii 



las coiitemporane- 
and warm-hearted 
rahle and much es- 



liM caiiduc-lLi r-ULTu^stully until his laL-tory 
was destroyed by tire, in which he sustained 
a heavy loss. 

He was thrice married; hn first wife 
being Mary ,Vn 11 W ■ i ■',;, ~\ ■■. ; ■■■ < i.l .1- i.ah 
Wright, a well i ■ ' :,—,,,. 

IJarre. No i-,n- ^ . ■ :. ' ; ,; ._•... 

but he leaves a l.n.,,!;, . ; .: ' I <; . i, r> 
all grown to man ■m.l i. . . ; -. e 

sons of the seoonii wife. 1,1 >: ; ■< <; ; iir-. 
and 1)110 son by his survr, :: I :.,■ 

deceased was au honest, c-. . i n !,i ,. . < m- 
zen, uprit'lit and jiist to ail: uini ulm, alter 
more th.iu halt a century V roideuce and 
business career amouL'st us, has left to his 
children as their chiefest inheritance an nu- 
sullied reputation. 

In speakini; of the death of Albert McAl- 
pine reeeiitly CHi)t. Calvin I'arsons re- 
marked that in IfUc* the former's brother, 
Hiram, came to Wyomiiii; Valley on a busi- 
ness trip and sold .Mr. Parsons' father a 
shing'e machine, the trip resulting not only 
iu the -ale but in .Mr. M.'s fahinj,' m love 
witti his customer's dau;;hter, whom he 
married three years later. In If^.i^ Calvin 



froci 



■s.liarre to Con 



,d e. 



vith 



iuf;, and wuh .an em Ti'v that never tlairged 
nor faltered, her active hie abounded iu 
good deeds. >he wa-( the mother of the late 
Cha-. (iorman, M. V.. of Fitt-too: Mrs. I. V. 
Ijyuch, of Waverly, i-.nd .Mrs. D. C. Stanton, 
of .\bingtou. — Scranlon Krpnblkan. 



y ■ \ ■ . -. ' ■•,; '.'■■ r. •-.i.s speaks 

;■! I' .. , • -■ ..; .: ■ : ,aid ..fates 

t^.. ^' ^ ^: -■ ■ ' ■■ ■ . '■■'■■' early day 

ft... i,ew;-.l.:..a..a 1.-. ;. :e j;..eut by tii^j 
l.ipsing years and that lu his death the 
community lost au npright and useful citi- 
zen. 

The funeral of Mr. .McAlpine took place at 
the rre-bylenan Church, Ple.isant Valley, 
January 21, and a large concourse 



THE HIsroniCAL RF.COIili. 



itlf.i.lpd. TIk' 



Dr. I'arke 
I all tlio peo- 
vfcd h-iviiii; 



of i,r-npl(. 
dufUat liy 
rc.-iil^'iil I 
mailo H ti. 

becu lii'icl 
of peopU 
was ill tl 
cimrcli. 



Dr. Throop, of Scranton, is the owner of 
a vaUialile relic of i'euiisj Ivatiia ioiiriiali?m 
in the shape of a lile of the famous I'oicn- 
pine's Gaselh, wliich. for a time, the great 
hi.storian and ^jrammariati, Willinrn Cobhett, 
made famous. This tW,- ' ■■ fr >i! .Iiii'« 



(let. 



well I 



by W 


'llliani C..I.1. 


•It 


o|[".^ii 


c" Christ's 


Church." TliC iilws 


Mil. 


li^hed in 


tho papers 


alluded to, consists r! 


IllCll 


) ot the p 


rocMdiuKS 


of Ijoti 


Kiess, rvhioh a 


1 11,; 


it tlU.'f ll 


eld ils ..^es- 


Pious i 


U I'hilnd. Iphi; 


I. an 


d Itti.- r- 


lioii. aft^^- 


Europ: 


etui c.ipUals. 


.\m 


on:; thi- 


ad^ertise- 


nieuts 


is otiH si-iic; 


1 li\ 




i^h.-r OIT^T- 


iBga 1 


■(■ward of ^.".1 


V, f,J 


T the .!. 


teuliou of 


"ati> 1 




!• (.u 


ty" who 


tampered 


with ii 




! It 




oiiif to its 


SUb-i ; 




-rk 


set ujs !(j 


i have been 


preN:.;. 


i ■■ 1.. .'■.-. > 


1 ijs. 


, and .M 


r. Cobhett 


stiyu.:. 


,li.:c,- IL ,.,, "i 


l.^s-:^ 


irdlj- aui 


.1 as-assin- 


like."- 


■lUpublicjii. 










Letter from 


.Mr. 


Varin.,'1 


Ol,. 


Ina 


letter to the 


Kf-r 


■oKI> under date of 



CarbonUalc, Jan. !;>, Mr. Dilton Yariugtou 
enys: 

Enclosed you will find starii!- sufRcient to 
pay for two of yonr alm.-uiMcs. I an; just 
gettiufT up trom a severe coin and attack of 
rheauiatism, that has confined me to the 
house more than n month. T improve slow- 
ly indeM. 



of .],, 1 
Hanni: 
called t 
BarHUi 



iMany of our reiderh will reniomber Char- 
les W. I'uslcr, who about 1S72 or 1873 came 
hero from ,\buich Chunk and kept a musiu 
store on Market Kireetii.Chahoon Hall bmld- 
iuff. Mr. Foster, who is a brother of Mrs. 
Thomas \\. Hrown, of this city, soon after 

njiorter on the /•,v.sv. 1., • ■ ■\u\. 



.f the Ki 



nial K 



Canada 
says, to 
as tired 



The latest we have seen from his pen is tho 
nllowintr, eutilled "Iho I'ennsylvauian's 



'owjiinoiiom— aiioliier, in>t spelled the same 
1 lov'-' yon, I :;r,-.-'t yon. sweet sounds of PA. 



,k (M.M'kchn.ik so 



Illinois has a citizen named Gotobed. He 
i in L.O danger of buing a nijjht editor. 



'iny. HisTdnicAi. UKConTi. 



WILLIAM MILL nUTLi;U. 



The Rochester correspondent of tlic l?nff- 
n\o Express- , gives the following Bketch of 
William Mill Butlor, a former well-knowu 
jonrnali'it of this city: 

Few men nro belter known in this city and 
few journiiU^ts in this State than William 
Mill Batler. who h:i^ h:id a career allotted to 
him the like of which i.robably no one in 
hi.s profesfion has ever experienced. Very 
little of his life (,n-. > vcr |i, t-u made pnblic, 
althouab the.'' ■ " ' 1 'indoneor two 
ntticles about ! I , i,-;. farlyaseMr. 

Butler becaim:: i with the hard 

lot in life av,.-iu.;,.' : ,i.,. j... ...ii.j bat little 

o\er eight ycarr^citi \>n- uin- wa~ sent to work 
in a coal brcikcr. At sii he had already 
been tanpht by his mother to read (Jemian 
and English. At twelve he went to work in 
the mines. For two years he lived an under- 
ground life, gaining an experience which I 
uuderetand will be found portrayed in a 
novel which he has nearly completed. \i 
fourteen, in January, lS7i2, he met the fate 
of BO many of the workers in tne mines, 
being run over and crushed by a loaded car. 
After some weeks ho recovered and returned 
to work in the mines but in a few days 
broke down. A relative took hirn to Canada, 
where he was sent to school. He was clerk, 
bookkeeper and cashier for a time, and be- 
gan verse-writinj. His contributions 
brought him to the notice of Mr. B. H. I'ratt. 
then city editor of the Scranton Lhuly Times. 
The result was thit he entered the employ 
of that paper. He conducted the 
\yilkes-BaTro department of the Scrantou 
2'im« forover six months. He became city 
editor of the vVilkes-Barre JJaihi Record, bat 
overworked hiinselt ana asjaiu broke down. 
In .March, IhTT, he became local editor of 
the Gait. Ont., i.'./oim^r, acting '-s corres- 
pondent for the Hamilton, Hint.) Jt.tin/ 
i';<.'ctator, and contributing humorous arti- 
cles and verses to Grip, the Canadian 
Fuck. Returning to Pennsylvania in 
June, 187S, ho was pla'ed in charge 
of the Berwick Indepeyidcit. In 1879 
he btga3 the satire I'nntaleda, the 
anthorship of which has nevt-r before been 
divulged. In that year he became a member 
of the staff of the Krnin'j E.epress in this 
city. He has .-iiice held various positions 
on the Rochester press. He wrote a hoax 
concerning an alleged case in court, 
in which the details were given of 
the trial and conviction of H young 
lady for wearing a hii;h hat at the 
the'ttre and obstructing the view of a 
spectator. So circumstantial whs thesketch 
that it deceived hundreds of people who 



flocked to the conrl house next day to hear 
Mii.s Viola Wealherwax sentenced. ItcauRed 
a sensation throughout the country. Even 
as experiunced a linunKlist as .James I'oster 
Coalis, ol Knw York, t('lc;,'f.i|ilied for parti- 
culars. Andav. ay out in Kansas City two 
iawyirs got into u cli-|.iitii over the facts in 
the case, V. • . ■ • . ;. v ; •! a wager, which 
wasduly^u, ; ■ l<fr of the Roches- 

ter bar, V d': i ;; 1 III in writing. For 

somemoi.ci :.. ■. .i.,:i liis time mainly 
tolilerar.\ u.uk. ilu i:- i-uiiiiiiling a drama- 
tic diclionarj, publishes the /';///i mil A'iii;;/i(, 
and is writing a play and a novel. 



Was ITeiil.lcnt I'olk in W illie»-l!arre ? 

The New York Sun has an article on an 
old centlemau, Klias Polk, who lately died 
in Nashville at the age of fO, and whose 
claim to distinction rested upon the fa"! 
that he was a slave in the Polk family and 
was body servant to President Polk. We 
clip a portion, though remarking that the 
older inhabitants do not recall any such 
visit of President Polk to the Wyominn 
Valley: 

VV hen Ellas was about 12 years old he was 
given as a valet to James K. Polk, then a 
young man in college, and from that time 
till tlie Pre-^ident ilied the two wer.> hardly 



whin James j;. P.HK -.w,.; -I. ct. d member of 
Congress. I in oun of these trips, alter the 
Tennessean had become Pre-ioent. a night 
was spent in Wilkcs-Barre, I'a. The next 
morning, wtiile Elias WHS in the stable get- 
ting his lior,~es rtady, several white men ap- 
proached hiui and asked hiin if he didn't 
know he was free. 

They told him that hewas in a State where 
a man could not hold slave-*, and all he iiad 
to do was to leave and his master couldn't 
do a thing. 

"Do you think I would go back on de 
President dat way? No, sir. You don't 
know me. I'd sooner die tlian run off." 

The President happt-ued to be near and 
heard this. He was gri-ally pleased, and the 
next day surprisrd his f.uthful valet by 
speaking of it. and told him whenever he 
wanted his freedom he could have it. When 
his master died Eiias remained with the 
family until after the w:ir. 

At the Januiirv meeting of the (")uei<!a, N. 
Y., Historical Society that organization did 
onr townsuiHii, Hun. E. L. Dana, the honor 
of electing him to corresponding lueiuber- 
ehip. 



Tin: uisroiucAi: i:i:roi:n. 



Tht) IUtohu is in receipt from Charles W. 
i.irlin;;. cono-iioiuliui; s.-cretnry of tlie 
noiila )list()ric«l Soeioly, Vticii, N. Y., of 
.1 int,-i<- tiiiu -i? pasc pamplilct on "Au- 
irop^M'!- :i-:,\,ni~ioru-..i..l I'n lii-iorio." Gen. 



linov.-, .! :■ , , , , , ,;, ^Inp- 

wrrcl -■ 1 ■. .- • '..... lu life 

coul'l !■• :i t .,._J :;, 1. . . :,., ; \.,.'.y, find 
nmont; (lie fava-e^ nf Hit Alruau continent. 
The author ?tatf-s that tlio North Anrrericau 
ludiaiif frequently lianqueled on human 
flch. The AljjocqTjiiiJ ••vi-rt- wont to teed ou 
the dead hodie- ..1 tt,. ir i i,.-n,ie'=, in the be- 
lief th(t !.y .ii voirii.: t:,- :1 -hand blood of 
fnllen fo.-sthc.it. r^ h, , ,i;:,- poricr^scd of 
their b. ;v,ri. 11 r- „; ni^ to be evi- 



Je'iiw- '. :. ' I I i-.ins Were wont to feed 

on ((■■ : ■ , . '^of their prisoners, the 

infori,,.' :.....: from 17tli centnry 

Je,-ujt f.t.i, :- v.l.j wore eye witnesses of 
these pr;H-tioes. 

Gen. Darling promises another paper, ou 
I'rehisioric .Man, in which tie will present 
many facts heretofore unpublished. It also 
will be privately printed. 



The Germantown Tflraraih has a corre- 
spondent. '-Iron .Mask." who writes thus 
forcibly of a lack of interest in historical 
matters 'n c:g Bucks Co'inty. and a* the 
remarks are e'lnally applicable in old Lu- 
zerne we reprint tliern: 

The se-- ion of the Historical Society was 
very slim I j attended. A man must become 
n little mu-ty before he takes any interest in 
local history. It is soniethiuc iike local 
geopraiihy. .\11 school chiluren know more 
about 'linibuctfo and niany ccmnlries of un- 
pronouLcable names than they do of the 
country they live in. .\iiy ■[nf-stuiu of local 
eooararihy is a i ii-^er to nrchirs. If vou 
want to strike a pub.lic s.-hool dumb, ask it 
to find th" township th- -chool is situated in, 
or to name any cim.-i'ltrable niimbtrr of 
town-hip- or tiie county. I do not know 
that it 1- of tha last importance that child- 
ren sliouhi know thc=e ihiiifs, tiorno I deem 
it fatal to the child if ho fails to tell an px- 
aminint,' committee how hiyh Mount Shasta 
is, or how far Pckin is from Hoiiolnlu. So 
it is with local history. Few people of any 



locality know or caro much about it. Younc 
people do not pay the slightest attention to 
it. Hence it will be noticed that the per- 
sons who take any aolivo interest in snoh 
matters are old fellows, or youna fellows 
with almormal oUl iasn s. It cannot be ex- 
pected that a local Historical Society will 
attract a larije crowd until the younger 
strata of society begin to manifest a human 
interest in it. 



Coal .Sixty-1-onr Years Ago. 

IKxtract from HarrisburK Cl.ronicle, Dec.2,lS22.1 
'•67oiip Coal. It is stated in the Philadel- 
phia papers that a large quantity of Lehigh 
coal lately arrived at that city which was 
selling at t:S 40 per ton. The Now York 
papers in uoticini; this, preface it with Cfiern) 
/i^;. and so it is. But at Harrisb^irtT it n 
much rhrajin; and on the completion of the 
Union Canal it will be much cheajier at 
Philadelphia likewise. The late freshet 
},'ave an opportunity to onr fellow citizens of 
L';, r: r:i:- County to bring down the Susque- 
I: i ;. ■. r,,al, of which they have inexhansti- 
1 '■' i. of the same description with the 
l.iii.'h coal— It sold out of the arks at less 
ili;ui >4 per ton, and is rt tailed at S4.2,"j. 
Water communication ihrouah to Philadel- 
phia beint; established, would reduce the 
price there at least 2.o per cent." 



I-ajxr Currency of 0.5 Years .*gb. 

Following is the sort of ''paper money" we 
had in Itill'l and for the benelit of their snb- 
scribern the newspapers published ever? 
week the amount of di^conntor depreciation 
in the exchangeable value of the banks' bills. 
Th»> otli. r St iti s made a worse show than 
o; ! 1; ' -••'-■- 1 11 and New York. The nest 
:• : -e to 17. Centre. Greensburg 

:; :■ rose to H each. Yon will 

■ ■ ; -la banks ui the Nev.- York 
li- > ■ :■.;■■ -■ t ,1. ;:..;,, i: . 1 :,,la- 

!,■ • - ' - ' I I '■'"'/' ' , ' ' V ' ' ''^' 

an.t ^^arren. >.,: Albany, 1 ro'y. '.Mol:awk\and 
Lansiiii4bnr<r. 1 cent discount: Newburc, 
Catskill. Middle District, Aubnru, Utica, 
Geneva, Col. at Hudson, Orange County, 
Ontario at Ulica, one and a half cents dis- 
count: PI ittsburg, 3 cents: Canada and 
Montreal, ."> cents. 

Penns^lvanla bants- Philadelphia, Har- 
risburg, Reading, Farmer's Laur. Easton, 
Northampton, Germantown, .'VIontgomery 
Coantv, Delaware County, Bucks County, 
Chester County, Lr.ncaster, New Hope 
Bridge Co., 1: Carlisle, York and Chambers- 
burg, each, I'-j; Gettjsburg and Pittsburg, 
each. 2: Milton. 2U; Centre, 30; Greensburg, 
8; Browusville, 8. n. b. p. 



THE iiiaroniCA l nKconit. 



ItDSlNICSS MKN OI- 



nrtale, Olvlujr 



Stophtn Bowlf «, bookkeeper. 
JoiiMliiiiii "iulkclcy, pliBnl'r. 
Eliplu-ilet A. Bulli 



lork nnd book- 






-oy. 



E^q., of Curboudftlo, 
II ill liis younu'er i1h>>', 
iiiccd iu year.-; Iiu is foud 

;l ii'jri of pulling his 



ouly rtccntly btt;ii i:,\"" i ■ I'li .iii.ttliing 
from his peu. Ncnil;, ' ' > ■ •:.- wrote 

for the Recokd, aiui --^i ' , ; . lu re- 

priating somo of thi' iiav, : ;;.:-ii hud at 
thHttime, for the reiisoii lh;u u any of our 
renders hove never seen it and for another 
reason, that very few have access to tilts, 
even the KtcOKi) o.'Uen liaving no complete 
file. The l.it. - v , i, n ;■ t . i, dated Carbon- 
dale, Dec. n, ' 1 iiR'iitiiit; ou the 
listof busiu' ' •" ' !--, he omits him- 
self. Win. S. :. , i.r, ,Ir , Charles 
Tracy, \Va-i.:i • i , ' ■ .1 I'. 'i'eetor, 
Chester A. ( - : i l i . , ■ i ■!■>■■, :.^ beiui; 
mere yonth-: '.^ . ■. i .U^ hua 
Green, as LL.I r, , ., i- • .■ ..,':,.. i^.irre in 
ISia; Rev. Aio, liv.,t, l,>. I„i..:i=. t:...;ie as a 
missionary amouij the ludiaus lu IbiT. In 
his list he includes Abram Pike, "the Indian 
slayer," who thoutfb not strictly a business 
man in 1813, was yet a very important busi- 
ness man for his country in the time of her 
greatest need. ">io man then living had 
rendered greater services to his country 
during the Indian wars than he. His name is 
familiar to all who have read Miuer's "His- 
tory of Wyoming.'" 

COUET IN 1818. 

Thomas Barnside, president jadg^, to 
August Term, IflS, at which term David 
Scott became president judge, Matthias 
HoUenback and Jesse Fell, associates. 

BUSINESS AND PBOFES3I0NAL MEN. 

John 1'. .\rndt, landlord, shipbuilder, etc. 

I'hilip Abboit, fanner. 

Abial .\bbott, carpenter and joiner. 

Nathan .\.Uen, carpenter. 

H. C. Auhiser, merchant. 

Ijloyd Alkins, carpenter. 

Willi.am Apple, carpenter. 

Ziba Bennett, merchant's clerk. 

John L. Butler, coal operator. 

Barton Butler, farmer. 

Ijord Butler, merchant, ;oal operator, etc. 

Steuben Butler, printer. 

Chester Butler, lawyer. 

Z"biilon Butler, farmer. 

I'lerce Butler, farmer. 

Kleazer Blackmail, farmer. 

John Bettle, cashier of bank. 

Samuel D. Betlle, silversmith. 

Nathan Barney, farmer. 

Andrew BoUes, farmer. 



.1. and laborer, 
and currier, 
rr and tanner, 
mncr and currier. 



farmer. 



Brill..':: I 

Aaia.u I- ,■ . 
Mo-i--, i:. 
Isaa,- i; 
Sarin,. ' i 

Willi..::. I 
Gilt.irl 

Alexa:.. . : 

Hur,.i:. 1 

Jamr ■• : 

Ebw,.- . ! 

Andirw i'.. 

Henry B:iri 

Job Barton, carpenter. 

William and George? Blane, farmers 

Thoma-^ r,:iiil' It, -rl.ool teacher. 

.ToMah !■■'.: .:.. i:-.'. i.-T. 

:\lik:. :. I:, :. . i:'.T. 

Gid, .1. .■ - . : '. .11. 

Willi:.... ..■' : ; MtMr. 

Elir.hal.1:.. t....... . ..iMiiet maker. 

Ori.-tus Coliui-. l:,v,yLi. 

Putnam Catlin, h.wyvr. 

Charles CUlin, \:nvy,.r. 

Georne I".. i!ii,..ii. , .. Li'iiier and join 

A. CI. I :. ' . ■: .■ .aiU. 

Dam. 1 . ■ . i-mith. 

Ma<..;. 1 : - .. : ■ .:■. 

Ed«a-.i .' ... : , .1 ■ : t. 

Arijoia l''.U. J .-l.CL.f peace. 

Henry CoU.snrvej or. 

Harris Colt, V. S. soldier. 

John Ca.ry, f,irni,-r. 



Jo-ii 
Edw: 
Isaa.-' 
Jacjl 



Huu'h and (.'..ii :~ C.nnor, carpeutei 

John in.l I'.t'.r C.mnor, carpenter.^. 

GeLirije li.ui~on, lawjer. 

Thomas Djer. lawjer. 

James Diekeii-, lU-vulutionary soldier. 

John and K.^b-rt Dowiut. V s . -oldiei 

Anderson and Fraud- li.uia, faimei.-. 

Chester Dana, river pil.n. 

Jonathan and H.iti-man Downing, farinei 

Kenben and Dacih-l Du.vnint', farmers. 

Jonathan and David l>ale, shoemakers. 

Eli and Aaron Downing, farmers. 



THE HISTOiUCAL RL'COliD. 



JoBse Dowiiinc. farmer. 

F. Dapiiy, tobacco and confectionery. 

James Decker, farmer. 

Jacob J. Diiiiiis tiiinuet maker. 

Willir.u: 1),. ..1 , .1. LlillK 

ThoMi i^ I' ■■ ■ maker. 

Jolm 1. -, , , 
Thou.:: t 1 1...: ,1.1, ■ rr. 
Josopll ii.'.vi-;. curli-llter. 
Lewis ]Ju tjlioui;, merchant. 
Lonis Delaraanou, merchant. 
Uenj. Drake, blacksmith. 
Hiram EicUe, carpenter. 
Geo. Kicke, tenmster. 
John Ewind, court crier. 
Thomas, James and Geo. Ely, stage pro- 
prietors. 
George Evans, Lawyer. 
Jesse Fell, as.-oi'iate judfje. 
Saumol Fell, carrenler. 
Edward Fell, blackMuith. 
Abel Fhnt, tombstone maker. 
Jabez Fi*li, farmer and luamslor. 
George Graves, laborer. 
James Gridley, constable, etc. 
Job Gibbs, carpeuttr. 
John Greenawalt. miller and farmer. 
Gordon Graves, tiaior. 
Lnman Gilbert, laborer. 
Dominick Germain, merchant. 
Hugh Gorman, laborer. 

Matthias Holletib:a-k, associate jadge. 

G. M. HoUenbauk, merchant and banker. 

Jonathan Hancock, landlord. 

James Hancock, farmer. 

Wm. and John Hancock, farmers. 

Thomas Hiitchins, harness maker. 

John Hannis. farmer and teamster. 

Joseph Hitchcock, carpenter. 

George Hotchkiss, painter. 

Jacob Hart, sheriff. 

William Hart, . 

Abram Hart, shoemaker. 

George Haines, county surveyor. 

Isaac Hartzell. ju-tice of tne peace. 

Miller Horton. stHge proprietor. 

Jessie and Lewis H.jrton, si, .:;e proprietors 

Matthias HotTnian. shoemaker. 

Oliver Htlme, landlord. 

James C. Helme, c .bjnet maker. 

Patrick Hepburn, saadler. 



Laird, ahoemakf 



Lewis H 

Josenh Huckle, disti 
Jacob Hal/, hatter. 
Latlian W.Jon,. .d. 
Joel and Jo-i i i I"'; 
Amasa Joti. i 
Jehoidft 1'. 'b> ■ 
John Jamc-uii, ,--i i 
John .M. Kieiizie. m 
Jacob Kithliue, bHk( 
Jacob Kyte or Coit, 
Jacob Knlz, tailor. 
Caleb Kend. a:, mini 
Lewis Ketcham, pai 



Henry F. Lamb.dr 
Peter I'. Loon, nicr 
WashinTfon Lee, h 
Ohn.H.- Mi.u.r, pni. 



•. [Left about 1810.] 

;tor. 

lason. 



Francis Mcs,haiie, cut nail maker. 
Shepherd Marble, cut nail maker. 
Thomas .Morgan, landlord, stage proprie- 



tou, 1 



Abram I'lke, Indian killer. 
Godfrey Perry, bookkeeper. 
Benjamin Perry, transcribing clerk, H. 
of R. 

TitQS Prime, colored, 

Tliompson Price, cooper. 
Nathan Palmer, lawyer. 
Thos. Patterson, blacksmith. 
.\rchippns Parrish, landlord. 
Geo. Peck, miuis-er. 

Thomas Quick, 

William Knssell, potter. 
William Koss, farmer. 
A. H. Keeder, landlord. 

Francis Rainow, 

David and William Richards, farmers. 

Elijah Richards, farmer. 

Geo. Root, stage driver. 

Philip Kymer, cloth dresser. 

Samuel Raub, farmer. 

John Raymond laborer. 

Joel Rogers, minister. 

Peter and Jack R.ifTerty, laborer. 

Jacob Rudolph, shuemaker. 

David Scott, president judge. 

Joscjih and Zebnlon Slocnm, blacksmiths. 

Jonathan Slocum, farmer. 

Zara Smith, druggist. 

Ueniy and George Sively, farmers. 

Benj. St. John, . 

Jacob and Joseph Sinton, merchants. 

Jacob SilU, farmer. 

Abram Tolls, wagon maker. 

Conrad Teetor, harness maker. 

G. W. Trott, doctor. 

Stephen Tuttle, merchant. 

Henry Ti'.ibury, farmer and teamster. 

Peleg Tracy, gentleman. 

Sydney Tracy, farmer. 



Kdwin Trncy, hariifss n'-.l:e.-. 
Clinrles Tiiiutor, painter. 
A brain 'J'tiomas, iMerclriiit. 
J'.dmuud Taylor, luiruess maker. 
P-n-t rin. hntler, 
M. \':i^: ■/.■:k, doctor. 



Ko?e.vtll \'. ' , . :. 

Kaiislaer W , ^, 1 : rh. 

Winthroi' W. .; , : • ., ■ •. 

CoDrad \Vi ■,.;. r, i .; ; :.nd team = tcr. 

i'eier and Liiuier iann-toD, blaokrimitli. 

Henry youaj, guusaiith. 

An Old Academy I'upll Dt-ail. 

Dr. George Firiuan Hortou diL-d in Brad- 
ford Connty, December 20, ISiu, having 
readied witliiu a few day?, the advanced age 
of 81 years. He was born 1&U6, and wa's 
the ninth child of Major John and Deborah 
(Terry ,1 Hortou. His mother'^ lather, Par- 
shall Terry, was one of theUr^t forty to en- 
ter Wjomiug Valley and settle in Kinaston, 
and witli his family, was in Forty Fort at the 
time of the massacre. His mother, at this 
time, was 11 years of age. Dr. Horton wa« 
born in Terry town, and at the aije of 17 
(la23; he gratilied his thirst for knowledge 
by going on foot to Wilkes-Earre. a distance 
of sixty miles, whore he entered the Wilkes- 
Barre Academv. then in ch^irce •if Prof. 
Orton. Hero ! • ■•• n rl . -, '- rf ;l.e lato 
Hendrick P.. v, • ! •; ,. ■ ■, .vod a 
ECientitic £d:r . r I'oly- 

, ■ -..MS tlie 



techuic Sch' 

Oklfst ],Ml:. 

tilM.' i.t l:- 
Dr. 1' . . 

roi.n. ; • 

at 'l.TI-, r - 



skillful physician. In 187ii he" published a 
genealogy of the Horton family, an elabor- 
ate work of soRif JiH) i.i.i;c-. He *a- an 
ardent studfi,: ■ >:i: l. : i -. : • • -, n ;: - 
fluential ten;; : , . 

er. a promi::- :/ ■ , r 

cles, and, a- a !■ !i.;;, ; -;,.•.■;; i.i t;. i . ■,' ii..i,.. 
Heportir-Jnv, niu .-.■>-, ■■ii i- ...to to say 
that no man in all that region will bu more 
greatly missed, or was more greatly loved or 
more imiilicity trusted than Dr. Horton." 



Of Ihf s.-vfTp.! Muviviugdanghtcrs onei 
wite ui liio uell-kiiowii historian of lirad 
County, Kev. Dr. David Craft. 



Till 



His 



riau. 



LNorniWalcBUocord.J 
In reference to the stitenieuts made by 
local historians, wo sometimes hear the 
sneer: "He never gets it right." Very 
likely the writer has made some error in 
name or circumstance, that call forth such 
comment from those nnappreciative of the 
value of his work. These thoughtless critics, 
often malicious as well as litedle-s, never 
consider the va.st number of things this same 
writer may succeed in getting riu-iit; 



many 
wonld 
all. 1 

and hii] 
there i- 
history 



thi 



thi: 



ved 



hren 

•■ony is fallible, 
i:iy be at fault, but 
-, local writers of 



..ted to 



talent for .such studies, 
taut work for historic il litei 
doneby fr-'i.' :-.r-. '11,-:. 1 vii ■ %1 
the mi;;:- -. ■.•.-.■■■ ■ ■-•■•. 
the sell'.-. . ■ • I . : 

attentioK ;■. . ....,.:,..■ .;.., i . ,,::..• 

wonld utlicrv.. ^ p,. ;..:u >,. ..;...;;.. 
go down intu inuiuto details and work 
humble way in order that the greaterw 
of the future may have the ma 
npon which to build a bruulfr, 
ler structure. .\\\ tU ■ v.r.T- 
thepresentdoubtlessfail 111 - , ; 
in errors of date, of iiai; • . .- 
some particulars, in ii.f- :.' i :■ ,. 

slips of ^•:-:.:;,iii ■:. i : . i-' ..niig. 

the vah;. ..; I" ': . :■:...■, •; ..- a w 
and noi I ;. ■ , . , , -. '1 he 



and 
iuipor- 



thos 



nev 



■ cui 



or other liter 



•■' ; ■ '.vill probably 
.; to nur historical 
worth preserving. 



')r of the Williams- 
.. .- l.uig urged 



intLTested in the matter would doubtless 
encourage -Mr. .Meginuess to take some de- 
finite step. 



Till-: msidun^AL k 



POSTMASTER nOGEIlT DIJAD. 



After a I'ii 


inful Illiie- 


s of I 


;il;ht \A><.|<K, 


r.n.t a l: 

lie I illl 


Iravc i:alllii 
s Jtilo lli» I 


■ K '^pa 


»■<!'• 


rostnici-t< 


IT li.!t,'Llt ill, 

J i,!;;;a. Icij. 


■a at u 


iiuartor ja-^t 
una a l.j Ins 


solium. 1. i: 

bwiuii^'.i. 








aw;'.\ V .' : 








Ju ■, 'a \ 






A a- l..,iu at 
,t.v. July 1.;, 


of a::>..' u. 









that 1.-: , -; : .. ,,..■.! :. 

city. ' 

The Bogeit^s are of Dnich oriyii! and came 
to America with tho earliest emigrants from 
Holland, .-eltlin- iu part, oi :.\-u- York. New 

Jersey airi 1\::': ' ;>•..;.. '/],;, m :;irrlOCk 



Dec > 
six boi-. 
death 



_-.. lio-ert, 
stances. Jose] 
at Xew Colli I' 
tho Male acd )' 
his father's c 
the farms lu i 
tioDs and i.a , ii 



O'l duty i:i tliis State and in Marjl^Mid duni; 
the invasion of the nurtii by the Army •_ 
Northern \"irgiui:->, and had a sharji rkirmi- 
withFitz Hugh Lee's fo^c^s not lar frm 
Harrisbnrg on June 30. The regiment wh 
mastered out Jtily 27th. He afterwarii 

Unit''d S- •. . M.-: 11 -: ■ ■ .■ - M-: ■• ; 

edm A; ■ . ■, :- ;: , . ■ .. , ■ 

dnty ii ■■ . :■ ; • 

iu .\ii--ir ,ri, !\..::- . >: i,: .- - .■ I ij ill,.; 

Territory, nnd,Turd-rs from H-uI.p irti-r 

Army of the Border. Gen. S. R. I'urtis com 

maudmg. He was aftt 

paign agaiiist I'rice from 

to the Arkansas River on 

iMissonri tnid Arkan-as border. Th 

wtre en::atrements at Little Blue an. 

Big Bine respectively on (let. :J1 i i.d'-'2. an: 

He was sent to the Deuurtiiient of the North 



in the cuii- 
ew 
he 

nd 



ng to New Colnmbus he studied 
l-'urman, a Bniitist mini--terof the 
villi a vi,-w to filling him.self for 

' I'N :s t V,;-'. ::.', .; ul,ich latter 



of Mr. Richards' ter 



a. build- 
irne to 

ot Hon. 
ile r.- 

■ i.-liveli. 
fur ihe 

i„.-s and 

and ac- 



as pro- 
At the 
a 1674, 



hi .1 Jy. 1876. the publication of the Le- 
vt,.,. /. .■(/(/(■)•, a wci ' V, .- 1 '. ji:ij in J'ltts- 
tou by E. .-\.. N"ive:i i . 'I - ,i .mberlin. 

In Feoruary of ;i : .ar it wa.s 

removed to \Vill<, ~ I ir-, - .: _- been pnr- 
chh:=.-d by Mr. Bogert, a<-ocia:i-d with Geo. 
1;. Kiil[i, Kmi. 'Ihe publication was con- 
tinue, I in the Corn Exchange Building 



th.. 



sole (.nbli>hi-r and ediior. In lt-S4 the new 
I uilding on North Main Street was occu- 
pied. J he-o itu-idiiits and dates show «ith 

wi: ■■ -Mil, . ,r .-e and perlmacitv .Mr. Bo- 



.Mr. Bogert was always active in 



Tin: lusrni'.KM. m.rui; 



iliite for .St.itf 


rdu^■ 




l.'adlu"!ni,lil,. 


,ot», iiomiu.attl 




■ irig thti liallot- 


pliysifl^ii./ Ill 


■U-cl hj alar.a. 


Miai.liy lUKi 


thi^ part of t!io 


JJIockley Hof| 


l.lu_'rr?> Ofllie 


not in the 


in , -: .-iired. 


afftctioii to 


. Iry the 


In the, brief 


■ • ' ouimit- 


nnJui{;ht lioui 


'■ ' i I" tiut'-l 


acteri^ticsof a 




wliic-h lo lieu 





ki 


ilU'd an 

nc. fie 


III 
df-l 


Ci.lh 
ir^e f 
Iphia. 


no and 
roni the 



r.-iiip lu itt:j 
have had the 
refoluttly re- 



Jiil\. 



.:-. ! '1, .,.-.i. He 
if Wilk.-.Barrein 
sion of tlie ollifo 



■■\ >i ■ '■ -' 1 I:k wa< honored with the 
pr>.-i,lri:rj ui inf Si.ue IMitorial A~:iocia- 
tiou ilc uasoneof the [irefidcui? of the 
local hoard of trade, was a lueniber of 
Masonic I.odsje bl and of pevtral beneficial 
orKaui/.itiocs, such as the I.esjion of Honor 
and the IJeptasophs. 

While at Lewisburg he united with the 
Baptist Church, but never became a mem- 
ber ot the chnrch in Wilkes-Barrc. though 
beiuc one of its financial supporters, iiis 
wife bfiiir,' a commnnicant in the episcopal 
Chureli, .Mr. liogert Vfas a .re<;uent atteud- 
■ • -..rvK\- .It St. .-.:,! liriis, and 



dur 



a iirouiiiirnt ai.d cucces-mi teacher 
in the \\ ilkes Earre public .schools 
and who is a well-known and estim- 
able 1,1(1... S!,e was at his bedside 
duru..: ■■ . :,■..: ;■. ., , . ; ,,, :,:. nearly 



lieviiif ;l , - ; . ; 

Honi-t : , ■:. . . , i| his fellow 

men, ei,,,::, i:,' i:i i.^. ,::^r .,..,. „t every 
business and sori il duty, entcrijrisini; in the 
little world of luoal journalism, an affection- 
ate SOD, a devoteil husband and 



lauienl hi.s lo.-s and bva to i.ud their sym- 
pathy to that of the host of friend.s wlio will 
offer their consolation. 

We deem it proper to say. at this juncture, 
that a movement is on foot .uiioni- the 
friends of Mr, Bosert to brin- lOiout tlie ap- 
pointment of his widow a? his succe-or iti 
the rostol.ice, and r;.;j -iu:i ;'ii :,; imiut- 



ThL 



ot Mr. 

= poisonint;. 



aUscess of the pro.strate tilnnd: ,,,., 

imeumonia was a temporary com[il:catioa. 
At tunes it seemed almost certain that his 
vi(,'oions ci^nslitutiou wcnild enable him to 
throw the deadly poison off, but it was not 



which originated amona the veter.iiis of the 
Grand Army of the Kepublic, of wiiich de- 
ceased was a comrade. 

Under instructions from the Postoflice 



Tiih: itisiiiuirAi. luccvuii 



Doparlmpnl. \ 1 . Umn! -,., Ksq., one of 
tliolutoMr. I: ■ i ' •.r.'A\, took pos- 

Rpsoiori of II . 1 a,J pl,-iccd E. 

K. }!of;.'rt. i;.' ■ ; I deputy, iu 
cli:iri.o of till' o!;ici' m^^ iii-liuc 
po?tnia<le<r. jMr. JJofort took tliu oath be- 
fore liiiiled States Commi?-!iouur Hahu, 
niid tlie business of the otUce will proceed as 
nsuiil without any interruption. 

lJ«Htli of 1». <). I'.artlott. 

Brief mention was made in the ItizcoiiD 
on the day following of the death of Urriu 
D. Bartlett, which occurred from sciatic 
rheumatism at Tnwanda, Jan. 20. Deceased 
was known in Wilkes-liarre, he having mar- 
ried for his second wife, Mis? Sarah F. 
Tracy, of Wilkes-Barre, who died July 5, 
1878. 

From the Towanda papers wo glean the 
following: 

Orrin Dam. I M ;;'.■(. m, of Daniel and 
Jane Scoti I: ' ' , . i ru in lierkshiro 
County, iM,',- •. <. ' \ \ . At the aire of 

10 he came wiin 1.^- p ,:■ ,,■ t.i I'eau-ylvauia. 
Along with Dr. Joh:i .\ Wi-rton, Mr. M. C. 
Mercur, Hon. David Wilmot and other.s he 
organized the parish of Christ Church, 
Towanda, Deo. 20, IS^ll. and wa= very 
active in rromotiDsr its interests. He 
was baptized Sept. "24, 1843. He re, 
ceived the rite of cuiitirmation Nov. 9. 1845- 
from Bishop Alonzo J'oltt.T. He took hi- 
part as a member of the choir, as snperins 
tendent of the Sunday school or as a leacSer 
in it, and as one of the Church Wardens 
through a course of many years. Very often 
did he also act in the capacity of lay reader 
in conducting tho services in the absence of 
a clergyman. 

His name is largely associated with the 
business interests of Towandi for a long 
period. Homi-u, :!;.,■ Mil-' life for about 
twenty-four;.- • -..-'.ndfor many 
years aftorv,.' ■ .\ m manufac- 
turing. Muai:' i::.. . :■ - 11 and r.p to the 

time of his deaili, no had been in tho insur- 
ance business. 

Deceased was twice married, his fjist wife 
being Miss Mary Weston, daughter of the 
late John X. Weston. M. D... formerly 
sheriff of the county. She died 2(3 years ago 
on 20th of January. M r. I; irtlett, for weeks 
prior to his dtalli. enterti'.iued a premoni- 
tion that he would die on the anniversary of 
lior death, which provtd true, i If this union 
all his children were born, of whom three 
sons survive him: Kev. l-'ranklin \\'. B-.rt- 
lett, now au Kpisooji.U iiiii.i-ur. -tntiimed 
at Williamstown, M: . : 1',. W -j \rthur 
Bartlett, of Su-ar l:.: ,' i.nham 

Bartletl, and thne . - •-. Mi-.ry 

F. Macfarlano, Mr^. ll.:r;.' '. I r,i-y. of 
this place, and Mrs. Cora ¥.. J.ichoU)erger, 
of Ohio. 



HI vsTi;itioiJS : 



A short tin 
and otliir 
one oil III i 

the nea \'. - 
tents I...,, ,1 



■acts 



IllC 



tioned n.i^ ii"t the ( ol. lUitltr of colunial 
fame, but his sou Zebulon, a grandson of 
Hev. Jacob Johnson, the pioneer coui;rega- 
tional preaclier of the L,'0,-pel at Wjomiug. 

One of the documents is a plan for the 
organization of a volunteer military com- 
pany to be known • s the Wyoming Blues. 

"dark 1.1. : . ' . ■ : . - . ' .-t, 

faced :!)!'! ., I . ■. " . ■ ;. i . ■,. . i ■ ■, ,i-.t- 

coat ami ; ; 1 , . . ■ : . , , . ,r- 

let: bl.K-lv -t 1 1 ; - - . . . .. iih 



cratic company for those days, and the Gor- 
don paiiers tLll u.-< that Mr. iiutler war elected 
captain in ISll. 'I'he company ceased to ex- 



There is considerable correspondence be- 
tween Capt. Butler and Colonel John Spald- 

one from Mr. S;-:'-!'"-. ;i-t ■ I 1 i t. r. March 

10, 1810. lie sa\.-. ■ 1- !- i--- •: ' : .\nyy 

— no money in tl,. - :: ,. . .- .■•.-:. it 

and that chiellj .; I- '.'. :...rt 

like to evpo-._- .. .: ;| :.. . ; , : ,i ihe 

truths of hi.-turj m.i-l, i--- ' . 1 ; .,.{. 

script he lets out a few f, . i.n 



vrites 



Spalding and she is grun.l ii: :• v.i'i, {'..■■ .ild 
complaint:" he, however. 1. aves us iu the 
dark as to wh:it the old comiilaint is, but 
probably Capt. Butler understood the situa- 
tion. In a letter to Car't. 
Butler the same correspoiuleiit writes 
from Sheshe<iuin, "1 was disap- 



/■///-: iii'<rui;i( 



■tIltQlJ--|KlV 


iiu: l)cc-i, c^tHl.lWic 


nit Ik,> for 1 


M.tb.V dl-C-lJi -^ b.-CIl 


,lu, ITtSflll I. 


iii.fof tl].! btiruusli 


-UMd^-Mllu 


■■•■s Mill.. 



;, lr^07, ■aiW.iM:.^, <■: . :, : : I'M .:, I,; : 'l.,.,,. i^ ,,o 
liuff lluit prob:iV.ilu> It il.Hr.-biiii- nioie tlnii ttirto 
gii:'tly ur four CMiididHtef!." What tho olUfO to be 
cd those 6\k-d was wu Hr<- not i;iformed. 

A IctltTdat.ilJau. 18, 1811, sny.s he hfid 
exiH'ctcd his bi-uther bl(-uben to go into 
business with him. hut tliat Steiibou had 
coMclndcd tr.reinam in the |.riiitii,s trp.ile. 
Thp hittc- tool; chart?.- ot the Lii-.rnie Fnl- 
./■.,/,.>.? and was idfintiliod with W ilke-.-B:irre 

111- hilt bn.ltii>r' Zeliulon a i.eriod of t)7 
iears, iiis deatli being quite recent. 



t.,\,n-l;ir. :.'•■' r. , -won, ItaviiJK a 


A I'eiinsylvanl. 


A Historical Novel. 


balM, ,. ..; ■ : .. (Ill the back 

the«uiul:\^;.\i.l.:. ':■!,■ cJas. Wo'oxeu 


Hon. WiUiam iiro 


.ss. ex-Licatenaut Gov- 


eruorof IlliD..is, ha 


s recently completed a 


and tsvo lior.-cs as liic [ro] ert.v of said 


historical jiovi^l, tl,,. 


-..■ !■. ..: Ml.ich is locat- 


Seurl-so answers Jou.ahnu ll.inoock, -ub- 


ed on the V.alh:i; 


. ■ :..: Il,em..iiu- 


Ph«rifr, for Bfujaniin Dorratic.-, .-ticriir." 


tains and Ion s'. - " 


1 . . ii,i), Gov. 


'Ihe-r.j 1- hl-o a 1.1. ink i-.tiiioa to the 


Br.,-- w L- b.i.n ;.i. 




Rii4ht \\.r--'^-y ,:,; i> ; ■■ .:,r IMa-ous ot 


.! 'm i!'. . :. r.; . ■ 


.1 ,...;. 1. 1 L.us 


Peiiti- : : .•-. of a-MastLT 




- '.r.-h 


Mas..!.. , ;■ ■ , , .■ : . . o allowed to 


II ; r, . ... r, .: : 


■■ m 


pas.- th - lii -■ .-■-.:., I :-: i!:-pfUsali0U. 


\M 1 1 ' i 1 i . ■ 1 ' . . • r ■. 


'.. . > .... ■ .' .,r ..-.l!! 


A li-t ut ••vi-mlae iv.tts.- irob^ibly at the 




■ 1 ..-.-, , , , 1 , ] ^ 


?ale of the hutlt-r porsou;:! inoprrty atte.r 


lifekn...... ■;. 


t III'. 1 ire 


his death ( IsUJi, iucindes the names of the 


ot the 1.. .. ■ . 


. 1..I ■ : ■. .1, i.;it 


Liiinoipal eitizeiis ot Wilk-s-lJ irre o^ that 


when i; I ,: 


..... I,' 1 ,. ,nd 


day: ^nr'i , '.-, ' it pus I'arnsh, \Vm. Ross, 


bell and a 'u.^:l .■: 


v.. v.l.u:. h.:'.r in Hi J-re- 


Hnri-' ■ !• .\rndt. S.unuel Maffet. 


sented to the soc-iet. 


> bj "the (iovernor." 


Ch;.-. ( . -. .'laliery, Jacob B 'bb. 


ilr. Bross is intense 


ly interested in Wyom- 


C. r. ,,::.. i'.irley I.jo:;?, S. Van- 


iiig history and 


caine here from 


liOon, JjS i: ..-u... i-L^rh WiUou. S.imuel 


hi.- Chicago hoi 


r.e in 187a to at- 


Bowman. 1 he i.ann..s of Hezekiah Parsons. 


tend the centennial 


of the mt-ssacre. He is 


Harris JeiiUius and Thomas, Daniel and 


a most geni"! geiitl. 


-man and i.s identitied 


John Daveunort a] pear among those who 


as a director, triiste. 


? or other ofticer with 


paid their bills and did not gr-'e notes for 


many of the ( diicati 


.)nal. historioal and re- 


the auiviiiit.- of piircliise. 


ligtons societies of 


Chicago. He is al.so 


A hill a.iaui-t the iJ'jtIer e-tate in favor of 


Mv-ident of tiie Chi 


cagoTribune I'nbUshing 


Browu A- i.yoii :.h<iws that the price of farm 


Co.. and :is snch he 


ha,- rendered many a 


prod>.c . 1 -,.. o.'.iiy o.its, was well np at that 


favor to yonug new 


spaper men struggling 


day. ;■•:•■ , •: :.. is a ch.arge for fifty 


for position. 










hor-er; . a ,,;,' i!,r rev.: -,■; a ch.'.rge for 


.\[r. C. F. Hill, ot 


Ilazletou. contemplates 


two I,. ... - . :. i . _ •:^aa;--hmli:ig hay 


wiiling.a history <;f 


that region of the Sns- 



I'U Berwick and Suu- 

woi.M .■■!i;.i-.,r'lh .t ■■;M>r.i.,-to iiiill"' was Imr;.. He has HCcniiiiil:.led a fnud of valu- 
ot th. or.iin ,ry It.-:;.- of es:.-.-iisc 111 able inform-.tiou as lo early times in that 
iekeepiiju" in thosf d.i-.-. as th. re are region, a 'e.-ion iiitimalely associated with 
ral charg-.;.s of Kno,- -oiiig to Wright's pionc-r life in old Wyoming. 



<l:!VM. HKCOIUK 



Ini: It^« 



of I'roKi- 



The Wyoiiiiny Ui^torical imd Gt.olosical 
Bociotj liuld tln'ir iiuiuml meetiui; Feb. ll.iit 
noou at l.'m socioly rooms, Jud^ro Dami pre- 
MdjiJg. TlitTu wcro present, JndKB Dau.i, 
Dr. liiciliaiii, S. KtyuoWfl, Edward WelK-i. 
KeT. H. E. Haidtii.W. 1'. Wiuor, C. Parsons, 
J.W. HolWnlmck.G. 1',. Kulp, H. H. Uarvej 
G. M. Kt.ynolds, .\dj. VVntrl.t The lujnual 
election of ofticer? re^iolted as follows: 

I'resideut— Hon. E. L. Dana. 

Vice Presidents-Dr. C. F. In{;li.ini, Ruv. 
H. L. Jones, Cupt. Calvin Far.-ons, Hon. 
Jlckley a. Coxu 

Rtcordiny Secretary— S. C. Strntliers. 

Corrosoondinjj Secretary— Sheldon lieyn- 
olds. 

Ijibrarian-Hoii. J. R. Wripht. 

Assislaut l.il.rnnau-i;. Mnrtimer Lcwi.s. 

Treasurer-.^. H. .\lci ■luiloeU. 

Carators-Ur. C. F. lu^h un, Concholocy 
Hud Mmeraloay; S. Iteynold., Arclia-olotiv : 
Rev. H. E. Hayden, .Numi.-imatics. K. D. 
Lacoe, Paliooutolnijy. 

Meteorologi-t— Uon. E. L Dana. 

lIistoriot.'rapher— George li. Knip. 

Trrsteoii— Dr. Charles F. lugham, Edward 
}'. Darlin^r, Ualph U. Lacoe, Edward Welles, 
Hon. Charles A. Miner. 

Keport was made by Mr. Kulp of the death 
of five nitmbers, all occurring within three 
rnouths: Dr. Hodae, Martin Coryell, John 
Wroth, Isaac Lea, J. K BoRert. 

Jud<;e Dana submitted weather reiiort for 
last two mouths, which we condense as 
follow.s: 

December — Lowest temperature, 17th, 
two below zero, only date below zero, aver- 
age temperature tor mouth, 21,',; degrees: 
total rain fall, l.US inches; snow tall, :• 
inches. 

January — I^cwest temperature, 8th, live 
degrees below zero; mercury below Z'-ro, M, 
4th, 8th and "JTth; average temperature for 
month, '22 degrees; raiiu-d 8 days; snowed 7 
days; total rainfall, 3.03 inches; depth of 
BDOW, 9 inches. 

A balance of 4-247 was reported in the 
treasury. 

The following reports were made: 

Archa-.jlog>— The cabinet has been in- 
creased duru;^' 'i'° '••■-- i■^ ih^- addition of 
3S7 arrow and - . ■ ■.; :t stooe axes, 8 
celts, 7 drii!-. r. tomahawks, as 

also a flayiiiL; ! . . . . |.itted stone, u 

pipe, baumier- Ni I ii ; . ;•■. The larger 
part were pre-eiite.l by Henry C. Wil-on, 
they having been found near his home. .Mt. 
Vernon, 0. Mr. Long, and James Crockett 
tiso contributed valuable spuciuiens. 

Library— During the joar there have been 



lUirary h.is been open each week day from li 
am. to .">;;<0 i)m. 

CoucliOlogy— Two specimens donated, and 
m'lL) received throuch exchange. 

Mineralogy— iS'mety-nine specimens do- 
nated. 

'Ihe followii:g members were elected: 
MissC:.rrie M. Alexander, Keuben Jay Flick, 
Ambrose Keese, Warren Jay Flick, Liddon 

.Vdjonrnmeut was had until 8 pm., at 
which time the society rea.ssembled, with 
a large audience present, the room being 
tilltd. 

Acknowledgment was made of contribu- 
tions trom the following donors: 

Library — Hon. J. A. Scrauton, N'ewport 
Historical Pub. Co., Trl.phuiu; K. Baur .V 
Son. 1- ■i-ih-fss,yen-~.-Dcc(lii\ Wyoming Bank, 
li i(. l;ii:Lda-'.'. V. M. C. A.. Gio. Sh^klrMi, 



ical Soc, Uon. J. it. Wri- ', i ,, .:,:>i 
Institute of History ,-,; : ~ . . , ]■. 
[;-,:i'.;- . Am-'-.".' (',„. ■ . .1 A^.'ll, 

I, , , . , i! ', /, ' .;i, i' I ■ .! : r'.omrfs. 
I, . ^ ■. . . ! ;■ .s ,c., H. R. 

11 .fic . u. ',:,. ....A . LI, 1' .1, 1. Gen. C. 
W. JJuluig. Kiv..:.i>, T. 1!. Allierton, S. C. 
Struthers, People's Bank, A. Hnulock, I. A. 
Stearns. 

Aboriginal implements — S. Reynolds, 
James i:rockett. 

Geoio-ieal sp..<Min.us-Edward Welles. F. 
Mercur. K. H. IVti-rsou. 

.Mi-cr llaneous— Capt. U. A. Parsons, Adam 
Behee. 

.\ neatly framed pen drawing was present- 
ed, wiiich IS described by its title: ••.\ partial 
map of the loifiis of Pitt-.'r,;,. plains ana 
U likes. Barre, -lio,v.':: t*'- II r.-e^ ot nearly 
all the -settlers 111 i- . !■ ■I from th" 
memorv of K. •■ .i ;, , ;, .leher and 

merchant ui the ■. . ■ , to l-ll-l. 

Drawn by U. P, I:- .■.,.;,:_;-; -eport. Ci. 
PreseuteU by K. ^^ . IliiHKuy. [ubii-her, lH.') 
Ch-imbe..s Slrei-t. New York City." 

ianiUfl W. P^n;iy pucker was elected acor- 



respondii 



Judge' 
Rud mak 



was pre- 

iiuaal re- 
r-s made 
as to the 



THE HISTOUUaL h-KcoHJh 



future. Ue recommeudcd lirnncliing out 
uitu tlie natural suieiices. 

Ciipl. Jniiies P. D.-niiis rend a capital 
Ii.ipor on the list of luiiUUiir;R in tlio tioronijh 
in IMIS) ai liB rrmi'MiUcrc-d lliem. (July a 
portion of tlie piipLT w.is ri'iid, (.'apt. Dennis 
licintj invited lo pruFwit another installment 
Inter. 

Dr. lufrhfim rend sin iiccount of the New 
Hiun^wick mineral called idbtrtite, believed 
t.> t.i. nn altered petroleum. The pnper was 
iiiterf,^tiii<,', but rather tecliuical for the 
iLViraj,'e lay miud. 

The lecture room of i'lr -nri,;v h po ill 
ndnpted for leeluri"., li . : ■•■■,■ l acou- 
isiio properties auii : > \,/iitil. 

Htion, tlmt few i.ci- :, '■■..., .vt- sat 
tiiroufjh the Fe.^sion v. ai: :;.',i.i. i ::;. .0 il com- 
fort. Such a room v.oula I. ill any but a 
I>henonieually robust organi/ation. 

Mr. Kulp pre-ented biot-rapliical ^sketches 
of members deceased during the j car, nien- 
tioned above. 

The committee appointed to confer with 
the directors of the Osterhout Free Library, 
relative to quarters in the propose 1 build- 
intr, reported to the effect that the Osterhout 
dirtclurs had decided to utihze the Pre--by- 
terii,n Church buildiui' for from C. to 10 
jears, aud would b.? willin- that ih.; Histoii- 
cal Society hn- 1:,. ,■ ,> ^1 - i .. .i :, IJition 
for thfirrnri . ' ,,: '■],,. It 

is of buck, ;. ,■ ■ . I , ' : -.-n. the 

The baildint; has lijjlil ou three sluts aud ia 
comparatively safe as to fire. The commit- 
tlic favored the acceptance of the oiler and 
were continued with discretinuary powers. 



Th 


e Harrisburg Teh'i 


mpli for 


Jan. ^9. 


cunt 


lins an interesting-' 


ketch on 


the ••In- 


der- 
f..r(l 


a notable abolitvii 


Ir.f Will,.. 




I'ax 


ins Valley. .Atni 




1 ; ■ 1 


Will 
Th.. 


wHter'''w!"F;\;'/ 






"1 


ip Jones" was a la- 


.■: vl!! li'i 


;i laan.of 


liure 


.\frican descent. 


nd po-^i- 


-,~ed in a 


lart-f 


measure that qua 




1 among 


colo 


ed men as ••Coon s 


nse." wh 


eh bemiT 


itittr 


preted. means 


senius 


with 


a 1 


rye share of cnnninj; su 


perseded. 


I'or 


many years .Mr. J 


jues was one of the 


n,o-t 


tllieient menc.nn 


^cted Kitli 


ihe "Un- 



I'ottsville. 



ant, was frequently to be met with on 
ids leading towards Wilkts-Barre or 



The l-ejinsylvanl« Oeiiiiaiis. 

A treatise which will bo of great interest 
and value to the Pennsylvania Germans of 
Lancaster, York, Lebanon, Berks, Dauphin, 
Lehigh and other Gorman counties of 
Pennsylvania, has ju.st been completed by 
Dr. W. J. Hoffman, member of the United 
States Ethnological Bureau for BciontiCo 
pnblicaliou. 

It is an ethnological and philological his- 
tory of the Pennsylvania Germans. The 
work embraces a dictionary and grammar 
of the language, the customs, supereti^ 
tions, folk-lore, medical practices, pow. 
wowing, etc., of those peojile. A valuable 
linguistic compari^ou of the Pennsylvania 
German dialect of to-day, and the I'lalz 
dialect, iiarlicularly the Bavarian, is intro- 
duced, which fchows that the language now 
spoken by the Pennsylvania Germans i.s 
identical with the Bavarian dialect a century 
aud a quarter ago, but somewhat dilferent 
from the modern dialect. This is explained 
by the fact that the Peun-ylauia German has 
preserved its Bavaiinu identity as against 
English in Pennsylvania. >vhile the Bavarian 
dialect has been materially modified bv con- 
tact with other leutonic dialects and the 
German proper. The work is of greater 
scope than has yet been undertaken in 
establishing the ethnologic aud lin- 
guistic identity of that numerous 
aud influential body of the people of Penn- 
sylvania from the time of the Creteld set- 
tlers at Germantown, under Daniel Francis 
Pastonus in iLioU, down tlirough the 
enormous tide of emigration from the 
Ptaiz provinces whldi crowded into tho 
Province of Pennsylvania until the lime of 
;',.■ ;;. volution. The present di deut of the 
■ . •iJinls of these earl> fathers of the 
'. ; -UK' people of Penusjlvania shows its 
ijiM.riiii orit;in with an admiranro of the 
diali-cts of Baden and Wurtemlierg and 
words from the Welsh and Iri^h set- 
tlers of the German counties of the 
State. Dr. UofTmau during his service as 
surgeon m the Franco-Prussian war in the 
Seventh army corps, under the famous old 
warrior. Steiumetz, and afterwards at the 
headquarters of Prince Frederick Cliarles, 
of Bavaria, at Verney, three miles Ijelow 
Metz, had ample opportunities to make in 
vesfigations, which he has since folluned up, 
aud which have culminated in his firesent 
work. Special interest will attach to this 
work, in view of the rapidity with which, in 
later years, Pennsylvania Dutch has disap- 
peared from popular use. — Hairixbury Tele- 
graph. 



Tin-, iiisrt 



A IKOMll i: 



tl.o ' efii 


slittui 


I.al.r. 




Km:.... i;, 




foli..v, ,-. ■ 





lo 1 



-e:it the 



,.ry War, C^ipt. 

.-. uK'ol. Jrtll.PS 
Murr,:/- i: _:,,, . :■ ..1 N...-iluiinbHrlauci 
Coimtj Milil;,!. it i- '.;-t kiDWii whotlior 
Capt. Soloinoti wa-; rtlaUil toJohii Smouioi], 
aspldi.T ill tho J'leiK-h aivi iiidi.u War. or 
not. Of Ills paroiitat;.. little ?pini- to bh 
known. Uowovor liis memory richly de- 
Rorver this humblo notice. The followin.,' 
letter from Gen. .ramc^ l^otter to Pr<'>ideut 
RefdtK.iirii.ml.t-Suubary, .\prill^th. 17S1, 

will I" : r :'■: ',;::.:. 

Si!-: I ' ■ 1.. house on Sanday last 

Rnd . ■ 1 ::. to thn place and fince 

1 havi i, 1 ; . i : i„ difrent parts of the 
fruntci r -■.,;!.. 1 ;,i;il ui yreat di~treess. Num- 
bers of them tlyiiit: for there live? at tiiis 
early beasone of the year. The enemy ha.s 
Maid tive different Strookes on our frnuteers 
since the ■22d of March. < >ii tin- ,Si\ih nistaut 
they fierred on nu .-I.' '' ,i. i, ^ ;u and 

daughter, the Boy v. : .: ;,a the 

Indians Iinedaily M ■ r ..: the 

Young woman The . ; : ' .k !u 

Hand with which he r in::. 

Belf against one of f ! : I , 

tomhack and .Mai.i •:,. ; :, 

Wapon. Col Kelley v;i!i .•, ., ..i i. \i_m- 
bours wos in a hoii:-e at u iiiiu' u.-t:uice. 
On hearing the enemy t:iin> yo oil they Kuu 
to the oloaoe and obludyed the enemy to 
Retreat leving the Yoiini,' Uomoii ttiere 
prisnraiidour brave old Irishman and his 
etick behind them and all there lilankets. 
They outrun Col Kelly and his party and got 
ofT as UMle 

On Sabathday last the ci^ht instant, in the 
evening they come to the I-ionse of one 
Durmes about tive inil-s iroui this pleaco 
Immedatly on there eutrinu' th" house they 
Sholt Daun and Tooke one t' i[)tain S.jlomon 
a prisnr. there wos four Weemiii and an 
number of Children in the House Tliey 
plundered tlie House of evtrvthiug that wor 
Valibel. Kut wnot is ^urpri.-iutf. they went 
off with Captain bol.iiuou and ih.-re plunder 
leving behind the \Ve..Mniu and r'Hldren. 
This hapned leat in the evenmt; the 
next day they were rn-'-ned but not 
come up Mifi'. ('..•■.. Ilobinson has 
gotforty men • : '■ ' : i '■ war. but many 
of thoni nre -.. . :.i of all kinds 

of Ciothini^' t; i; '. -■. I . Uuty. They 

have not a bl :i:; • t :.::,-: _- ; i :n .ill. I know 
it is not in the p.iwer of C.i.ir.cd to provide 
for them at present, but I hope they will as 
Boou an pOHble. There is no appeerauce of 



on- to ha. 
wi-.ho.i 1: 
in my di 
di'^hi.re--- 



md 



I have the Honour to be 

with the greatest esteem 
Vour Excellency's Most 
Humble eevout 

Jas. torTLii. 
Caiit. Ixobins.m's destitute company re- 
ferred to in the f.bove letter is the samecom- 
l.any of which .Moses Van Campen was a 
first lieutenant. This is the brief history 
of how Capt. Solomon whs taken 



doubt inaku nu :■■ - • ,■ . . .: - -.■ ;.: the 
hi-t.iry of the I. . ■ .. . . , .■. ,.r. It is 
hoped that such ' :; :■ :■ . t i.e pro- 

duced and publi.-i,..i - I lrl..:.;e of r.--pect 
to the memory of this one of the heroes 
whose memories shoiild never die out 

It is a relief to notice that the Legislature 
of the Sf.teof T._;rj^>lvauia did itself the 

\'. i • . ' ■:: :i .Joseph l^:'.lmon, 

I :■ ■ : - ■ : ■. I' < . -,e! James M;;a,ay's 

!._;:::.:,•. .,: ■,.;;-.. u, ! .erhu.d Coanly 



f:-u: 



luy 



services and .-.nlYerin:;?. 

Therefore, be it enacted -.ly the Senate 
and Uou-c of Repre-entatives of the Com- 
monwealth of t^e::nsylvaui.i in General As- 
send.ly me*, and it i-. iiercby enacted I", the 
HUlh.jrityof the same, that there is -r-.nte.l 
to the .-aii:e.Jo-i p.h S:du..cn a tract of Jor.a- 
tion 1 L:;d to CfiUtain tliree hundred acres, f.>r 
which a patent shall he ni:^de to him, his 
neirs or a^siijnsiu tne u-nal manner. 

SlJfJ.N bSVlJEK. 

Speaker of the House of Ker.resentatives. 

-Approved the fourth d.iy of March, one 
thousand eight hundred and seven. 

Thu5:.is McKeax. 

The .sturdy old cai.tain was married to a 
Miss Ann W heeler, after w hose family name 
I'ort Wheeler, a fort on the Fi-hing Creek, 
just above the town of Light Street, in 



THE IIISIOUKAL HECOHD. 



(;ohiti.'.i«ronnl.v. T, 



Fort WhochT, 
m.en, iu (l,e 
hisplnceCap- 
wliiil is known 
Iietwfcn tlip 


prevented from prncticma liis pro 
Will.T.l flnrre Cotn-sji,nnl,-iit nf 
HepvblU-an. 


FLOUR FOK Ai YEAKS 
I'li..- I'.r llun.lied ill riiilailelp 



l;> 



!'JK. 











I'-.uyh- 




i; 


'lari 


■ied Sarah 






Cn 


ppk 


J own- 




-, ,i 




fRP 


lily of 






fliMl 


II W 


heeler, 


11 M. 


,, .In.- 


;r^i 


, P. 


, John 


Iieth 


Am: 




I Ctiar- 












V, k1. 




!i(i 


far 


oral.Iy 




i ;:i 


ilnf 




rl citi- 






liented by the 



In^t'i' .- ,-i ;!,:■• -;, ' ; '.■•.in Solomon, 
live- m 'I;./ltlo.i, l':i., w i.ere he is well and 
favorably known. He came to Hazieton in 
hi^ boyhood, and since hi^ advent here has 
earned and received the eoulideiice of the 
community, and ha,s tilled many poritioui! 
of trof I and honor. c. v. n. 

Hazleton, Pa., Feb. 3, IStiT. 



I'ioneer Physicians of Wyoiiiiii'-. 

The Luzerne County Medical Society held 
its nunnal meeting and banquet Jan. ."i, at 
the Wyoming Valley Hotel. Dr. Howell, 
vice president, pre-ided at the meetint:. 

After the transaction of rontme business, 
IJr. Fred. C. Johnson, of the Kfot.!.. read a 
paper upon the Pioneers of Medicine iu this 
Valley. Il wa- a very intere^tu.c sk-tcti. 
thonsh tliii reader claimed that hi~ paper was 
really but a bundle of fra;,'ineiits of bio- 
graphical Kleaning-, he haviutr had no time 
to compile the sumo into such sesuential 
form as he might have done and would 
have done, had he been given more 
time. The morsels of personal 
reminiscences in the lives of the 
early doctors were more tha. interesting. 
He touched upon none of the doctors later 
than IS-J.-). Dr. Johnson gave Dr. Hollister, 
of Providence, credit for much ot the ma- 
terial th:'t he pr.'-ented last evening, and 
paid that antiipi ;riau and genia! medical 
philosopher a »:;rm tribute of pr,ii=es and 
urged the purchase of his valnable collection 
of aboriginal and other curiosities as the 
nucleus of a museum: this as a recognition 
of Dr. HoUister's zeal in its collection and 
as a financial help to him now that he is 



The following table of tne price of Hour 
per hundred iu I'hiladelphia is the average 
for each year, and now taken from an old 
Salem paper in possession of Salem County 
Historical Society dated March, 1«, )8;J!J: 

1785 S 5H7 1807 $ 7 17 

t7Sl> .")(« 1808 .'■, un 

171S7 525 18011 Bin 

1788 481 ISIU i)H7 

17811 .520 1811 i)H5 

17111!!!.';'!.'.':!.'! 022 isiy!!!!'.!!.'.'!!!! s82 

17'.I2 525 1814 800 

17'W 500 1815 871 

mu UOO 181li 1)78 

171J.J 1(100 1817 11 BO 

1791J 12.50 1818 IIUIJ 

17:17 8in IbJSl 7 11 

1798 820 1820 4 72 











Aggregate aver 


S17.4r2. 


The .; 


produce 


dthepni. 


•IS follows: Fr..;: 


France 


and Ki;: 


export t 


Imil-' ■ 


in Eug!: 




H, Ion,: 




war; 1- 


{■■ :.' 1 ;. 


17, .sciir. 


I'll ■ 'l, ' ■ 


add the 




ter part 


of lb--. 


particul 


arly in 1 



for forty-four years 



James Crockrit. ••' 1: - Thai 
sent the Wyoinn, ■ H ,: , m 

cal .Society .soim \ - • .-i 

mens. 'J'hey e "i, i i , - , . m 
plowed up on tii..- in ii, ..i .'.iiuii 
Fairmount Town.-tuii, white ;; 
drill; grooved toniah.iwk, from 
farm; a stone gouge from Geo 
farm, Fishing Creek, and a lot of 



77//; iiisruiucM. i; 



TUC MINISINK r.FA SVCIUv 



IJohu Torny ii. Huncnlalc Citizen. Voh. lu.l 

The notice of tlie rec^cnt death of th',- widow 
of the late Jud^te Miiuiiiiit:, cf IMhiiuy, 
brings to UMneintji. nil '■ ■; '..r •inL;hi.s- 

toric event? re.-;ultiK,; ,;. ■ > r o:io of 

her Hnceators, ill liiv , ,: . - ,\rv. To 
many of your TfudtT^ il: tv ; i,-. p:;, of tlie 
affair 19 not e:isily acee.--il>li'. and to snch a 
brief'Btatemeut of the facts will be interest- 
ing- 

Mrs. Manniufr was a daufibter of David 
Wilder and wife, and her mother was tlie 
danchter of Paul Tyler, and a grauddaughtcr 
of Cartaiu Boz:deel Tyler, wlio was one of 
the pioneer settler? of the v;dley of the Dela- 
ware at Coch-i-l"n. 

Thecarlv- ■■:. 1 . n ,, , v ', txiiosed 
totheatt:i,'K , , : -i.s and 

several tuii.- i' : i ■." ilee to 

neighboriiij; -I ;tU n.i M i-'- ,: ly. 

On learoiny (if i\\v Wyoinnu" ii!?.-?icre by 
the Indians in 1778 the seltlLTS at Panpack, 
and most of those at Cocheotop. deemed it 
unsafe to remain at tli-.-ir ho!:.cs ^md fled 
with their families to the settled oarts of 
Orange County, New York, for safety. 

ft'hile they were thns residing in Orange 
County as refugees, a baud of Indians and 
Tones from the North, led by Col. Brandt. 
came into the Delaware Vailty. arid duriug 
the night of July lli, 1770, made an attack 
upon the settlement at th" ni'fer efd nf tlie 
Minisink llHt^, nor P..r( .1.1 v.;. .......,| .,|,.h 

property a? il,-; ■■ i.:.i ■..■■.■• m; /, . 
stroyed such : ;•■_ r ■■:'.. \ ■ 
pelled the it, : - • . 

luformati..,, ,-: i „. : .^ ; ^, .- .-■ ,. . , ■,. u 
scut by a uit--tngor to Ciu-htn, ainl the 
militia of that region, together with such 
volunteers as could be obtained, were ordered 
by Col. Tasteu to rendezvous at Minisink 
(now Port -Jervis) early the following inorn- 
inp, Jaly21. 

Cnpt. Bezaleel Tyler f grandfather of Mrs. 
Wilder) and MosesThoma-, Sen., if.itherot 
Judge Thomas) from Cochecton, an.l Moses 
Kellam, Sen., from Paopack settlement, all 
of whom were there as rcfngees, volunteered 
to join them. 

On the morning of July 21st, the officers 
under Col. Tn-ten, and as large a force as 
could be mu-tered under so short a notice, 
met him at the place appointed, and found 
that the enemy had left, going ni' the Dela- 
ware with their plunder. After di-cussing 
the situation it was decided to ;.ar-ae them, 
and they took up the line of m;-.rch and 
proceeded some 17 miles that day. and en- 
camped. 

In the morning, Col. Hathorn, of War- 



■ wereiiu* i.. j'-oc^i u, hi \i.i- M-i,-<-ica to take 
lOmiuHiul of a .-11. all si-uuting party, to go 
forward and reconnoitre the iiioveiueuts of 
the enemy, and siigr,'o=t the most favorable 
ground f..i-»ii.Mc!;i,,.-tlieni. 

Hei:!:'.'i 1 :; I - ' iToceeded but a short 
distaii'.'i ' V Hen he was singled 

out and : '. i I 'J I'y some 'J'ory who 

recogui 1 1 111. ;:. I ii.dized the danger to 
those who wire lltciiig. from having a man 
so familiar with the route, acting as guide 
to their pursuers. 

About '.I o'clock they came in sight of the 
Indi;in5, thre^-quarters of a mile distant, 
adv.uicing Ivisuiely up the river, and Col. 
Hathorn marched his men over the hill in- 
tending to reach the ford at the month of 
the Laokawaxen in advance of the Indians. 

Col. Brandt discovered his movement and 
made a counter move so as to gel in the rear 
of his pursners. and chose his time and 
place for attacking lliem, and on the hill, 
about a mile east ot the month of the Lacka- 
waxen, hs succeeded in so cutting ofl' one- 
third of Col. Hathorn's forces that they 
could not again unite, and then on ground 
Chosen by brandt, a most desjierate battle 
wt;s foaglit, and Col. Hathorn's forcer, dis- 
aslrouslv defeated, and more than forty of 
tl.pin kiilid :!nd left on the battleheld. 

.'.III. II 11 'ISO killed, was Moses Thomas, 
-. : ' lit Cochecton, been a neigh- 

i ..:.•, ■ ■■, Tyler. 

IN. I . lit the men t'us slain, were 
It-rt to l.iU.iih in the forest, until iKJ'i, when 
patriotic citizens of Orange county, nniti-d 
to collect them, and have them propeily in- 
terred. .\nd on the forty-third anniversary 
of the battle. July --2, Wl'l, the bones wore 
so disposed of beneath an appropriate 
monument then erected in Goshen, in honor 
of those lir.ive but untnrtunate men. 

Thi' liii--!<. ha: v ;i called the "Battle of 
.MiiiisiT''^. I ' '''i 1: 11'. .^lassacre,' " but the 
site Hi;. ■ I ••■' I I .-. was nearly 20 miles 
dist;au"i- 1. n. ' '. 1 'it of the Delaware 
valley, w:.;-i: t: . . . n^ fHiii-d Min.-ink. 

But auothiT 11 '. ■ -:: ,■.: ■ 1 :. , h -id- 

ing error is tl... ■ . :■ 1 . ,i,'s 



History ot w.mih.i 1 ; :iiij- 

ingto thi= b:U;li i 1 1 • n ^^ . . urro 

there killed by th- Indruis w.-re ivirt of a 
company of Pennsylvania militia who had 
been mut to the Lackawaxeu to protect the 
settlers. 

At tliat date. July 22, I77t', all the organ- 
ized militia of Norlhoasteru I'eimsylvauia 



TllK UlSTOlilCAL KEfOUD. 



li-iniiK inickr tii-u. 
taclctlieS.xNatKii 



Wyom- 


ordorp, f;r.. 


Mont 


.in<-d 




not bnt -1 "' 


will 1 


",■ 1 ! ' 


to nt- 


I'eupU- M ' 


; ■ '\'\ 




.,■ Cho- 


be urn. .. 1 


'1 , ■ 


•• . 1 , 1 


'A hiivo 


Well- , 1 


. . 1 












..,-ded. 






}1 



Hut hirtorl 1 
iugns IhV. 1 



fill 11.1:. ■■■ . '\ ymiug 
i, til.-:, w':- - ; I'liiipackou 
Iho I.iu'k>iw,ixeu, ,iud f.t C'ocl.LCtuu all fled 
for shfftj , «o ttuit there were few, if any, 
sottlert. tlitro iieedinR military protection. 

Tlie evidence is now incontrovertible that 
the patriotic men who were in that Minisink 
battle, were from Oraage Connty, New 
York, including a few refngees from Penn- 
sylvania. J. T. 



I-KIKMJLY INDIANS AT \VV<I.MIN( 



Pox. 

In 1777 tlie settlements in Westmoreland 
were in fected with small-pox and the disease 
was activelj combated by the settlers. Pest 
houses wore established at points off from 
the traveled road? and all cases of the disease 
were compelled to be couvejed thither for 
treatment. The Indians had a most intense 
dread of the infection, for then as now, they 
■were its easy victims. We have before ns 
volume 1 of the new series of Pennsylvania 
Archives, edited by Hon. John blair Lion 
and Dr. W. H. E3I e. So far as we have seen 
there is no reference in tl-.e local hi-tories to 
the jire^tncf of the iiidi ms referred to in 
the aiipeiidtd Iftirr frum Col. Deui-on to 
the commitiec of K'.-ton. to whose friendly 
attentions tii- hiurin- wi-re introduced: 

GENTLtM.N- li- ii- ■ ■■ iru Part 

of a Larfjf 1: - ;. - • ' : ,1 _: to the 

six Nations V. 'i' 1. ! , - • .•.--.- friend- 
ship for the United Stiitii of .Vinerict, ai a 
Connsell held in this Place this day: they 
bIs Inform ns they are npon a Journey to 
Philadeiphix to sptak with the Cou-ress. (if 
returned, I II.: , .v- :•. . :..:<-d to see Gen- 
eral Wasliin r . 1,- 1 ■-,• De.-ired u- to 
write to yoii ,,!,•• ' , m-iy be Pointed 
to Places to 1,- 1 • t'.. - : I! Pox and other 
Pestileiuiid Disorocrs. if such there be 
among jou. I 11a- is wrote no'in their Par- 
ticular Di -ire, to give vou Iiif.irinatiou of 
the api.roach of the Body of Indians, which 
Consi-ts of about two Hundred .Moi'. women 
A Children; and they further desired ns to 
request of you your lutluonce. that their Pro- 
posed treaty mitjht be at Kastowu if it be 
possible p.t this time, for fear of (he Dis- 



uiubli' hiervants, 

Nathan Dknison, 

William Judd, 

ClIItlST. AVEUV. 

To Eastown Committke. 

That the Indians were cordially received 
is shown by tbo following memorandum, 
headed 

•'THE K.KPKNI^E OP THE INOENS." 

Tol Oall.<.f spiritts £2 4 

To I Hi.ti.l 1 

I'"-' "i"' 1'' .'al.T3 12 »i 

T- .' ' ■; Kt, VJ-S, 2 8 

1-1: !.r,J.C.,8-0, -t S 

I' ' i ■: - '■ '■' 1 ] 

}_■■ ! |:..i.. I ': .;., Ilo 1 4 

"li'j'jo'.',. .'.'"!. ..?;\^.'!'.l.''.'^.°°.'^.'.°^'!'. 1 13 

.s Wi 1 4 

7 Do., 1 ] 

2Nilhe'B hay, 40 

£18 F)« 

Kec'd Feb'y 18th, 1777. of Jas. Dean, the 
within .icc't ill full, for I^aac ISidman. 

HENRY FULLERT. 



A recent Wyoming County paper thus 
states: ".Miss Emily C. lilackman wishes 
OS to state that the errata of her History of 
Susqueh-.'v:-. < •vi'if, ■■"■ -.l.'-'iit lo be publish- 
ed and t. , ■ ' '! ....!'■. .•,..11 to all her 
snhscrili . .. • . . n stamp for 

mailiiiL; 1 . > . i ive detected 



or refrain iron. 



cr." 



Lancaster County has organized a histori- 
cal society and it has done so none too soon. 
It has bern well nigh two hundred years 
since the flrst white settlements were made 
within the borders of wliat is now Lancaster 
County, ana n ore tl. in a century and a half 
since fn.- 1 ■ . i-ii ':■ -i ' h.- county itself. 

Foil'..- ■ . ■ "ii.i-er- chosen for the 
perm:'.:.. • . ' mi: I'residcnt, Rev. 

J. H. 1' .•■■ li. I' : . ;■■•■ lV--i.i,-rits. Hon. 
J. P. \Vic.>. '-nam, Min:. ! ■ ' : :• -: i:,..,.rd- 

ing Serret.ary, A. F. Hm • ' ' mi- 

ing Secretary, W. W. (,r ■ : .:;, s. 

H. /ihm; Treasurer. S. I' > .. 1 ■ iiive 
Committee. F. R. DiL''._;ui. i,:, ,, .1. 1;. IJip- 
ple, R. M. ReiUy, C. T. titoig.-rwall, C. H. 
Slubbs. H. A. Bricken«tein. Rev. J. Max 
Hark, S. C. Slaymnker, P. C. Hiller, W. U. 
Hansel. 



1 lieir Itif..' hi Iho Confcilcratc f-tatc'S- Cm 1- 
olisCoiuiii.rali'C-Sliowiiif,- 
W. H. Board, of UranEO (irove, Miss.. 
eeudsto the Lonisville, Ky., Coi'i ii'i--Jounial 
a clipping from a Mobile paper, pnbli: lit-d 
uoar the clo^e of the war, contaiiiina a com- 
parative table of prices for the years ISLjL!, 
'63, 't>i Bud 'ijo. A5 published below it is 
an iuterestintj aud instructive bit of tinau- 
cial history: 

CONFKPKHA'rK :*IAV.KKT KKrOUTS. 



Articles. 



J.-ID., 



1805 



Flonr.cittrH.libl Sli 'i: 

Flour, tine, l.lil.. H^■' 

t'ornuu^al, liu — 1 ih 

Orn, 6.-u-k, h.i,... S 

Coffee, Uin, 111.... 01 
Bngar, l>ro\vn.lh.. 

KuKar.ri-fiued. lb. 2: 

Batter, cmintry.lb 5i 

JIacim, lb 2 

Lard, lb 11 

Fresh beef, lb.. . . 

Fresh pork, lb... 1 
I'oal. ton 



.lb 






Ueeswax, 
Wheat, bi 
Wood, oal 



of that county and its people, past and pres- 
ent, llavu met Mr. Minor, and two years 
aj,'0 was at his old homo, now occuiiied by 
his suinN ni. I'etm.v.'ho for many year.s pub- 
hshid tlui \\ likes- liarre KKCoiiLi or thk 
'i'lMi s, to whosd columuB it has been my 
privilico 111 times past to contribute articles 
for publication. 

Charles .Miner oublished at Wilkes B.irro 
from ISill 10 1-^1.'^, a [laper called the 
(ilraiu r wiiich, it is reputed, was ablv edilcd. 
Was aflerw.inis fircl./d to Coujr.—. Sub- 



His miiu^ry 
ilecied colo. 



July ;id, 177t. 

J'aco and Bowman, two ot Bird's com- 
raui'jtis in ."iriiis. who were with Perrj' on 



3S00 
2.50 
:. liO 


In ill: 
and th 


■■.V few luor 
6 day is ours 


." Face said it was hn- 


NlUO 

10(1 a.-, 


then tl 


!o to even 
Ih.-il remark 
:M,v,-withgr. 


imai:ine the electrifjin;,' 
had upon him. He could 
•ilpr eisf two balls where 



'.\uuals of Luzerne 



Some one out in ( )hio apptarr. to have la-ci 
writing for a paper there rrlative to Jame 
Bird, the hero of Lake Krie. as we lean 
from the following letter in the Xorfoll: /,'< 
llirli.r, from C. .J. Baldwin, a former resi 
tlHUt of Luzerne County: 

Mv-Mis. i;MTOi;s: Vour 
H. l;..e:.uvt.:ni,. ;n l.i- in 
coi-<-< I rjii.j ! i-i . - I. -■:.■-'•.. 



■U-<1 ; 



N... 



had n-ai-lied the lltet on L'lke Erie, ami iiird. 
.unbit ions to be in the midst of the smoke and 

i,:\':. .::" :'i.'ii .relied away with several of 

-'.. ' , !..■ :. ■. '\:a i'ltlsburc. from'wh'ieh 



Ci.arl. .■.:i • 
»nd direct. 
County, I'u., > 
twenty years. 



familiar with the I 



e. LiudV l.lc viould 



The Historical Record 



A IMONTHLY rUlUJ.CA'JION 



nr.voTi;ii I'kimii'.m.i.v to 



_ AND COXTIGUOUS T]-:RRrrORY 



NOTES AND QUERIE.S 

KlOGRAPHICAL, A NTIOUA):! AX, GENEALOGICAL . 

EDITi:U I'.Y F. C. lOHXSON, M. D. 



[ Vol. [■ 



March 18S7 



MDCCCLNX.W 



;iiTc ir;ccoi-& 






The ITistorica! Record. 



ctoiifciUr' iv,o 

Th- Okles-t I'rinl.T in the Unile.! St;itcs, J. /■'. .h'l-'hm-^.s loi 

Tlic H.-ikcs (k-.,calo;;v, Ur. M. Halu-s' vohip.H'. . . . .' 102 

Early I.ackaua,,na, Hmorical Sl;otcliL-s, J)r. If. IloHish-r 102 103 

Drunkciinf-s No-.v and Then, Histoi-ical Coinpaiison 105 

An old Wyoming I'oeni, Juliana Frances Turner 105 

Dr. W. H. Ks;le, the new State Librarian 106 

The Cold Suuuncr of 1S16 K7 

Wyomin- Valley I'oetry, Critical Survey, Will S. Monrot 108 

History and Science in Scranton .' 109 

Neu- IIi^torical Publication, Devoted to the West r.ranch 109 

Unpul 'lidied Letters nlative to settlenirnt of AUenlou-n and F.;!^ton, C.I'JJi'! 110-112 

An Od Time Ma.v.nic Record 112 

Mr. Yarington's Old Settlers' List Reviewed, //'. Jo/mson 113-1 M 

Finch F"aniily Keunion .' 117 

H. H. Derr's ^■^\\\ I'usinoss Annivers.nrv liS 

Old Time River :N"avit.;;ioi\ Caleb E.'Wright 119 

Wilcox Genealogical Dat.i Wanted , .'.'. 119 

Origin and Organization of the Union League, C. J. Pmiduin 1 20 

Old Landmarks Going 122 

Loveland Genealogv 121 

Autog! aph Letter oi Wn -hington 122 

Charles .Morgan's 451I1 Wedding Anniversary 122 

Reminiscences of .Mrs. lesse Thomas '. 12? 

Latitude of Wilkes- B.irre, as Observed in 1755 and 18K2, 5. Jenkins 121 

NOTKS— 

.Mrs Swnrlz's SSth Birthday 114 

The Pennsylvania Correspondent 118 

Cold Summer of 1S16 119 

Montgomer) County Historical Society 120 

Bucks County Historical Society 120 

Carey' .Avenue, naming of 121 

Not a relative of .Mrs. Garfield 121 

De.\TH# — 

Joseph Drown • 115 

Wm. S. Davis u ;■; 

Christian Com .id 116 

H C. Engelke 116 

Mrs. Lli/abah J, Hirkbcck 116 

William llest 116 

Jc^hn S. Madden 117 

JamcsRoss ,,7 

Mrs. Anna Sec!v 1 20 

James B. Shaver i 24 

Charles Hay 103 

Abi Slocuin Butler '. 104 

Silas Alexander 106 

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^Cbc historical IRccorb 



Vol. I. 



AIA]vCll, 1SS7. 



No. 



THIi OLD 1:6 



.\ \i 



.loi 



Col. John F. Metiiniie?^. of tlie WilUau.s- 
poi-t Gfri.«c „n,( r.ullci;,,, recently vi,ited 
M.ijor \\m. P. iilUott, la Lcwi-lowu. ihe 
oldenL priiiter .-lud nnttir lu tlie Uuited 

At ;i I ■• I ■ ,: ' ■ ■ • v.. •■ i!. •_( on 

Mivjor I , ' I : . . ;■ Kii; On 

iu the il' -, 1. , : . • , . - resi- 

donee. ll-. |.:ii;,-:i,, ::n' ■,■ ..;;u, 1l iiiiij;,- on 
his c.-iue. Wi-iuily yitttud ;i3 with u .itiuko of 
the hands. 

"I hiivo been nwnitius you lor a qaarler of 
an hour," he Fuid, iu a firm voice, :ind tnru- 
ini; to tho revercuJ gentleman continned: 
"I told yon to brin;; your friend at, 7:30 
shiirp; It 15 nearly aquiiiter past that time, 
but It's ail riyht." 

"I have Ions bad a desire to meet yon," 
I saidj "a.^ it is claiuied by tho press that 
yoD are the oldest printer and editor in the 
United States, and knew many of tliel...adiu^' 
men and politicians who iiourished three 
qnartersof a century ai;o.'' 

liis cooutenance briyhtened up at thi.s re- 



mark ; 
'•Ye-: 



ihed 



'Did you ever meet Col. Johnson?' 

■I have. lie vi:-ited me here many yearn 

J, audwoliada i leasaut tunc." 

'Wero you iu tho service when Perry 



" ■ i . 




' i_-hio 


h.v. 


x the • 


-onn 


d of 


1:,- ::• ■ 






;d tl, 


leBntir 


hiu 


that 


"■■IhM 




."n'\ i), 


,, ,„ 


■iuting 


bueiuess 


after tl, 
"In 1 


^ ]■; 1 


'.' :' ,' ■ '. 




intorcsl 


: in 


tho 


(.I'-.eltr 


I,. ' ■ . ; 






^a:'cd 


in u 


.iher 




t'jr'iuau 


y yc-'.rr. 


]'« 


'u- once 


en«: 


>iug 
UVd 


iu I he 


lurufico busini 




'.111 wl 




li;ir-d 


time- 


came 1 


was onUt;i- 


a to 


snsp 


cud. 


Fiually 


, iu )y:3-l, I retnn 


i.cd 


to tho 


old 


Ga- 




L;d after 


pubiisiii 


n^ 1 


it a fh. 


url tiuie. 


.sold out to my f 


on iu 1« 


i'o.'' 








"\on 


knewnj 


any of in 


edi. 


slin(,-ni: 


ihcd 


meu 



"Very well. I've met Henry Clay, and 
once I traveled mth him down tho nver from 
here in a boat. I know James iiuchanan 
well, John \V. t'orney and many other 
prominent men lou:.' since dead." 

"Did you know V. J. .lones, who wrote the 
story called '.Sunou Giny,' and tho hintory 
of the Juniata NiiUoy, more than thirty years 



trade 



i^the 



"In 1807 I was apprenticed to .Vlexander 
& Pmllips, publishers of the Carlisle llcnihU 
to learn tho trade of a printer. 1 was 10 
serve four years." 

"You served voac apprenticeship?" 

"Yes. In I8U, being a fnll fledged 
jonrueymaii. I ri^turU'-d to my navive town 
and startel tho Jiminta Gazftfr. in connec- 
tion with Jame- Uixon. It is .slill pnhli-i.ed. 
but is now known a.s theJjewistown Gazettr.'' 

'Y'on served as a soldier in the war of 
18PJ?" 

•'I did. I was with a party on detached 
duty w.ien the battle of tho Thames was 
fou .ht, and .saw considerable service in that 
part of the country.' 

"That was the baTflo in which, it is paid. 
Colonel Dick J.. hu-un killed Tecumjch, tho 
fam..nsIi,diHn chi.-f." 

'"i'.'S, sir: 1 think there is no doubt th.at 
Johnson killed hini lu thut battle." 



"You are an older printer than Gen. 
Simon Camerou?" 

"Ye.s, sir: I learned my trade several 
years before Cameron had learned to set 



Oliver IliU'.rd is acliievim; success in tlie 
efr..rt tolrace the (.-eneal.igy of the HilUrd 
family, and is lu eorrespouileuce with mem- 
b»-r- ol dill-rL-ut branches of tho family in 
various btute.i. 



WOtllil I. . ■• I i . ■• ' I I ■,' ■ 

that ii: M / ,1 

be con,; ■ . i .'...■ , 

mauu-ci i; •., I ; \i ■. h. 1, 
ll>hecl i-<.nl,;;M,. I.owivii-. .^- 
printeJ i iiL'C^. The record covers m- 
ratioDS, iiud tli.-i list of iiamn> rt 
very coii-iiifribl.- nuinlif r ut r,i;i. 

ductlou i, . ■.. ■in- 1 ni!,^< 

work. ;'■,:•!', ;•■ -o 

taiur.l.' . : , , ■ ■ . .:!il I 



thebl;i-'k 



nita^ured and rfd- 



u!r : 



otfondiiig thir e>e and the 
iint;iit lio lint to brtier n^e Ihau 
i-hui;; tho boil otherwise prodne- 
h(j population of the valley in 
was small aud the iiihabilautii 
i.)wiipied witti the plain diuie.s 



due to Dr. H 


■.I:p-' 


Ik. 




BDd hi-- "'• • 


'>■_'■" 


.,,., 


, • . .1 '.. .a ,-.,..> : 


bo:;':i 1 






.. : '..: lie the cotu- 


moD i'l 






-. (u'orye and 


JODatii.!,. 1 






t • ",■ 'ii\ iut; descen- 


dants are Ih.: 


'■ dire. 


L-tl 


o-!,rity. eilherof Joua- 


tharj or of th 


e son 


so) 


' hi- hmther Georce— 


Richard, (;..- 


ortje 


8. 


ami .lan.e<-th» con- 


touts of the 1 


,o..k: 


.re 


arraij-ed im f..ui- table-. 


the lir^; 1' : 






des eadinls uf Jona- 


than, 11 






.-..1 Kiehiiid, the third 


tho-t' - ' . 






1. 1 the fourth those of 


Jamo. 1' 








S., thi . :. ■: 






■ .1 :., ■.. ' >--■■ .-i'l;.:, .~ ; 


were 1 : .. ■ 






, ,' •- ..[ I : . 


hny. . . 








MiD,..,., 








Homer. ,V.i;i 


.1,.- 1 


!1 IJ 


;,,. ii,^: -^, , V. ;,.j \,.i- .,1. 


M. D. trooi 


i3ii; 


to 1 


.6. 7, aiiu'a meiiib. r of 


the Luzerne 


bars: 


■nee aiid at present.; Caro- 


line Hi.d Vi-i 


una. 






Tho Docto 




>es 


this laconic obserratiou 


fOrtl...-,. V,.: 




, 11; 


(Hire as to bis rea.-ou 


foM-.". ' 






a.k: -To those who 


pom!. ■ - ' . 






to make a record of 


thi- 1.!: '.. ,; 






!..!,,' neiileciedi 1 tru-t 


thprL.-:p;.. 


t" :• r. 


ll'V, 


free ot eNi.en^e, por-t- 


n^je paid. > 


■vill 1 


S.p 




There ouLil.t 


lo In 


■ HI 


eve'-v t idiily <ine w'.o 


would taket 


he pa 




tupr.-.rve the fauiilj 


record thu i 




uhii 


liral.l-. t k.n in this iu- 


stance. Ihel.o,.] 




verv 1; stefilllv rirll te.l. 


and is from 


theoi 


IlicootK'.kert H-tnr X Sou. 


in fonnecl 


;iou o 




nay add th it Dr. link. ^ 


madeir. h- 






- iiiaLy new aCiin.aiii- 



ord'. 1 l.i. I ■ I ■ II li foeliut; a.U'l Ire-hf 

faniilj ', - ,■; , !ie purpo-es lnviiit: 
meetiii.; Ml [:.-_;: .. r,ot tlip family at il 
Natioual Hotel, .Nii^'aia Falls, ou the lir 
Wednesday in .\n;,'u-t. He is niakiiii,' evei 
cOort to indnce r^ lar^^ turnout, and we dai 
say he u ill secure it, and will have withal 
royal good time. 



few blacksmiths oc- 

-1 it near some cross 

'1 thf Various strearus 

. :i;. null, lid coal 

•1 11) of the 

■I'l' iiiid Provi- 

:■■ i:.- ; 1 il.i^'.le worth 

:e ab-eiic'y of authen- 

t if not impo-sible to 

first burning stone 

where it really 

Ena- 



her 



iJ heard at the mill uliil 
-I. sloxlv auitated the s< 
Mccess of l-'eirs bnrnms 



ih the 



['■ n-.-eiiim,' will, riiiii. near tae i n-sent 

It ri.-a-aul Colliery, ho gathereU a tew 

- tor a tire in his ki'.ohen in the autumn 

1(1. twii jearslaterthan its introduction 

Ikes-n.rre. 

il, like wood, everywhere abundant, 

lotliiii:? but the trouble of draaini; it to 

Asit inadea lire which would last'all 
an<l far into the n-yl day wiiliont the 
le of kitidline It each -ucce--ive dawn 

It -oon advocaud it- way amouj the 
ITS nlon;; the river who were able to 



eiuploy a snutii to muko one of the pi 
tivi' eratos of tho day. 



tli:i 



til.' 



t, williout oxtiaordiuary liibor or (txor- 

Cfiitury ritircs buforo the coal rovolu- 
. Mtii will Tuad these articles whoso 
lit cries wiru iiilln] to ^U:vii l.y ii 



i\K tills cre:d. 



then ,., ■ . :■> u, 

spile,,. I,;, ,>.',,: ,:.,-■; :•..,;! ,1, 

SiciUMur-O I ili|'l,,j vi!. , ■ ■ ' '■, \\,;i-i 

adopted Liy the woiid i : : i : ; er-,. 

No powder or pie'k w; - :>■ . . , -, ,un, 

coai. A crowbar or !, :. i : , i • ek 

b.isli'jt constituted the tJi'.i,- ,, i::i. _ :uii- 
chinery of the valley ill l.:sii). 

Till) ItiehFSI niiiiple. 

The richest dimple in the App.-Uaciiiu chain 
of niuuntains is known as the Lackawami.i 
coal tiuld. No minor vaIo in any provinr,-, 
territory or State has so widi-ly difl'n.-i,! u, 
uaii'O throughout th„ !• i; ;' ;,~ .- ■ • 
this, simply by the «,,ii'' :,:■ - ■■ 
and the rigor of its ci>.' :, ; 
thracito field of Lne^,., ...i,,,. ..,,,, ,. : ., 
Wyoming lying in Lae;.H,,..i,,„. ,.uU 1...,. n.. 

hundred and fifty iniies of tlie sea- 
board, embraces the territory above 
the Hlue .Muuiilams. known in coal 
nomcii, l,.:;r, :- tn. •'Norihmi Coal Dis- 
trict, ■ .. i ol tlie Juuianscucn- 
prisic;.;!' ^, . - :.i'-at K,>rt Stai.wix, lu 
thefiL,Mi c - ; :. A V,,rk, July 11. IT,',!, bi 
the Cuni.eetiout Sii-,inf h:mii.i Lonipany, be- 
fore the wild n;eu knew of the nature or ex- 
istence of coal or the Table ut the wide tract 
they Ceded to the whites for a trille. It was 
Hut FOUtiht out by ilie eiui;,'ranis Irmu New 
Kuuland lor its anthracite, because they too 
Were without kuowled^'o of its presence or 
value. 

The roii = t,1' r"ii,.;i j,-iven (he assembled 
chi.l- ■. .- ■ /' , \. .vY,.rkeurren.-y. I'lU.I 
to tl,,. ■ ... , > r. This sn.n, nniike 



\V.;.t 

e-tl, 
fori- 



■ spot. Oivere,! with 
^ee rarely trodden by 
, .|,|ied by the cinoe- 



reason that the mild cti - : ' :, 

and ihe fer'ililv of tl ■ - ■ , - 
theSosquehnnnaand l.„ ,. ■ ; i : i .. : , 
where fi-,h and game Mere a',,ir,iai,!. a—i 
the hasbandman of plenty trom the 



eir li,i.-te tor w,;uUli, iiave forKolti-n the 
lus; of the crane over the hearth-toiius 
thev were born.— .W. Jlollinlci; M. J)., 
nidton -J, ■nth. 



\\e eu; > tif al.ovn death notice from 
the A'l^'lai/.e /,',yi,'',/(rij,iof I'lthot February, 
The deceased was born in Wilkes- Barre 
Town-hip. iMHv I'iaius, July l.\ iyl7. He 
was a s,jii of Ueiiry Hay, blacksmith, whose 
siiop and place of residence was the first 
h,ju.^o this side of tlie late Ksiiuiru James 
Sl.iik-- |.l;,.e,-,,;i il,e inau, road leadinc to 

I- '-■,,.■; li :. - ; . ,: ,.1 ill bslSI tO KUcU 

::,,■, and removed to 

, J I >. .:<'!., 1,1 the fall of Ibo.j, 



West, 
the ft- 
of old 



briuuitie to the .surface our black diamonds 
of couimerce. 

A liistory of the Dnan Family is now being 
published by Dean Uudlej, Wi,k,-ti.-ld. Mass. 
The work is ilinstraied has tabular p."di- 
■rnes and sells tor .>.")-?! each for .") parts. 
The author invites data from representatives 
of the Dudley family. 



TiiK rnsTo/ncAL kfj-'juh. 



THEI.ATK AMI .Sl.nCL'51 m;TL!;K. 



The last trilnito of leFrod wa-i imid lo llio 
memory of the late Mis.Abi S. )iuilur .Mttrcli 
15, by a largo concourse of soironiiig 
frieuds at the rc.iidunce or hor daughter, 
Mrs. Ratli B. liillard. The services were 
coudnctecl by the pa~tor of the First M. E. 
Chnrohjto which dtcea^^td had belonged since 
childhood. He was Kssisted by Kev. Dr. Y. 
C. Smith, the oldest surviving pastor of the 
church, he having served from Icdl to ISGLi. 
The latter made a most touching address. A 
choir c 
Edith 
John 
There 
flower* 
\V. W. 
S-lOeo, 
Richiir 
Price, 
Thoui' 
KlrKer 
Of low 



B.. is the widow of W. S. Hillard. Mnry B., 
i.s the wife ol lvir,-cr.o 1! Ayrcs. Of lour 
ROUS. Jo--e|.h. Zehiil.in, Zil.,i ni.d Eduiuud 

G.,IheluHer 1,1 .r.lv.,,,.- I'vui;:. Mrs. 

Batler w.iMi .Mel! i i \- , i'..ii,in- aud by 

preleime.' nuil \.- v ■ :,:■-< li-'Uis wore 
speut wiiliiu Iho tt-.', '" i :, .-.iiiiy. She 

wai; a wtaniu wii.. ■ '•' i l-i :! 4Uiek to 
everj call li<r help, and tin re will Oe many 
poor faiuil;e> w iio, m lu r death, lose a friend 
who was ever Ui-peii-iefj aid. Her chnrities 
Wer,' qiu. i, bii; wide r. a.' iiiuL;. She was the 

:' ; ' . '.' i' ■ • 1 . '■' ' inin] and 



>ii5istni-of J[iss Nellie Wells, Miss 
Tuekey, Frank l-'nckey and 
C. .Tcfl'ries sang the hymns, 
was a profusion of beiuiiful 
■j'he honorary pall bearers were 



•; I > of early Wyo- 
.: ■ 1 r., ,r,d of the heroic 

m. r, who lon.iht the combined 
u>h. IniUans and Tories- in 1778. 
)Uer married tor hit- lirb! wito 



re Mr. and .\[r-^, 
Jr.. Mr. and .Mrs. K. B Aj 
II. E. Lewis, .Mr. and Mr.- 
Nice, Mrs. John B. L.n-e, 



jlds. I'ier 



Butle 



Butler. (.)iher t.imily repre 
Geori-e Sloeom Bennett, Fr 
W. L, Oouyn-ham, Chdrle>F 
M. (Joiivri^hani, Jn<l-e U\ 
Ain>u.dH Butler, C. K. Bii'h 
to..k plHCeiu Ruilen'jaok Cei 

Mrs. Batler's lather. Jo^. ]) 
8 prominent man iu old W il 
took u leariiutr I'art in local h 
riert, ju 13J0, b irah, d • i;;i 
Jesse Fell. WhO-e discovery t 
cool C'jud be burned in an 
crate wan made in 16U8, the 
that authr..ciie could be n.sed 
purposes. Thrre were .^evtu children from 
this nuion. Hannah, b irn ISUD, married 
Zif>a Bennett and died in lt<■^r^. Kii'h Tripp, 
born 1804. married Gen. V, m S. Kuss and 
died iu ISS'-J Deborah, born 180o, imir- 

^i^d Annini,' Chahuim. ,Mii Siucnui, born 
181)8, inarned Lord Bailer and dic-d in 
1887. GeoruB, horn 1812, married .Mary 
Graudou. Jonathan, born liiU>, married 
Elizebeih C'ltler Le Clerc, and uiod iu ls";0. 
H-^rriei Elizabeth, born 18111, married 
Charles K. Drake and is the only one of the 
children li'int;. 

At th" as:o of 24 Abi Slocuni w.as married 
to Col Lord Bailer. She spent h-r entire 
life in Wilkes-Barre. Her daughter, Kuth 



lohert H. S lyre 


'-■•:. ' ■ "- prom- 


•s, .Mr. and Mrs. 


it,'. '.l r: '.' < ■ ■ •, •: . -v •r..,Iieed tO 


Chalioou, .Mrs. 


the |:i .-lu' ; 1 i ;,,;., : ■ ' i :ll;tia, was 


Irs. Mary Biuler 


the lit-,; ^l,.•r.;l (.■!■: i ■■„<), and 


id .Ur^. .Manila 


afterwards held t',.' ;■.,.- '■, ir-ithono- 


s'senlative- were 


lary, clerk ot th. . . , , ; i ana re- 


■mkA. I'helps, 


cordi r, court then li-,' :;•.■. i' m- liouso. 


l'_irrish. Col C. 


ctirn> ■■ .;; 'iiv,:- ;u,u _v .; ,ii iiu i,;.^n Streets, 


oodward, Mrs. 


wli.', Ii 1 -n mil > UuMd.vard neiw lives. 


ler. Interment 


Ii, ['■■' ■! , , ni.mbtr of the Supreme 


llletery. 


E... riu^, ; - .1 ot the State, in 17114 he 


iiiSlocum. wasa 


wa-i.u.i:i,' t :■..! WiUes.Karre. in 1^,1 he 


likes Barre and 


was a S'aie A-sembljnian. ,-.i M i rds 


itliirs. Hemar- 


wascoiiiiiy «c«niini.-sic..ner .a- ^; ' ' - 


jhier of Judifo 


lirer. Still Liter hu was a t i ■ , i ' , i 




ot Wiike* li.irrc^ Borough, it- i . -; • ,i. ..ad 


ordinary open 
i tir^t discovery 


from 1811 Iu 1814 was bar-e--. lie mar- 


ried Mary Pierce, gr.inddaughter of Abel 


1 for domestic 


Pierce, one of the original settlers in VVyo- 



Their youngest son bore his father's name, 
Lord Buthr, ami he w;e^ born in 18U1J. He 
marrn d iu l>-s;:2 the sul.j-ct of this ?ketch, 
who was lAO je^rs his junior, but who 
srirvived her husband 2.") year-, he 
dying iu 1801 at the brick building 
on Public .Snuiie now occiipitd by 
Brown's b'jok >tcire. This building was 
erected by hi> wite'- I ■•'■' - t...,|,h Slocum, 
iu 18iiT. Xiwas!!.. I .1. ' ',t erected 



TlIK II!S10l:ICAL HECOnO. 



lOn 



t„n, with l,i^ brothor.Col. J(>!,ii h. Bntlor.niu! 
his hrotl.or ill-law, Jiul^e Gurrick Mnllery. 
Ho was H le idiiic man in tlm il. E. Churcii. 
Hi-, vifo org ■.iii;'".i (i S'lnday ecliool in 
Wilkis Hirrt. fij. t-nrly as l-~-;:i. 
Till' Mil'.:' (i III liii- - ..■ ;.'i .. I- a Iiii/CO of 

capturnl 1 ;'.. ! . - r , . ■ iiKlcarrinl 

from h.T W: - - i. ,.-:-, -.. IIh- wild, !■ 

ri,s-b> ■ ■■■ ,,.'■.- --yr !...- 



I)ruiikeli«HH Now aiul Thou. 

Tho letters of "Sleclu Penne" in tlio 

Wediti AiHcriccin nrp always oiitertniuint' in 

thfir stjic mid iiuUiiciidfiit in tlicir feuti- 

nif'11 " '' I'i- !■ ' . 1 r iiient compar- 
i-oii ' i !, . . :. ■ : . .limy a|,'0 witli 

till: li ; i ' I . I , . , . li comparison 
rt lIi ':.. ■! I- ii t' 1 iIm' ill . 1 I'll I L of our eober 



The 1 



:!caUi 



po-: 



Indian L'lrb, <.f the ••I,n-i .... . . 

uut bf per.-nadi-d to rctuiu i 

bnt prfft-rrt-d to die aiuon:,' th.- el 
thii forest, the only friends of wlion 
any knowlc-dae. 



All Old WyomiuR I-oeui. 

So far as we know the followini; braiitiful 
lines have never appe red in anv iieus|iap( r. 
They are taken frnm a r^-.rf. vohir:!.-, in li.e 
posse-^ion of tlu- 11 ■- S'; i ,'" - .;i ■.,.;: r '. >l 
'■riie Haipof till ; . .. . , . ■ i 

and published al il ;, - . n 

Waldit, the aii'i, i 1 ■ _• ' , ■ i , . . - 
Turner, who de^fril.fc= h. i miIiiti.,- ;,~ 1., ii,_- 
made np solely from " the wild iKu,! v* ot the 
forest." It is a colleciiou of extremely 
meritorious verges and was presented to 
tho society in ISJ^ by Edward S. Loop: 

THE TALK OF W\OMIN(:. 

Ad'ea to thoe, Wynnun-;, lovelii'-t thIp: 
To thy mountains, thy nil- ami thv -rov-. 

To the flowers which in clusters enamel ili> 
dale. 
Where the birds tell tho tale of their loves. 

Where the spirits of Albert and Gertrude an- 

Bv Cynthia's pain shadowy liKht. 
While tl,«dark MUalissi mid UenryV mil ' niiel. 

• iKiok lik-i niDriuui,- le 1 oa b, the uijm." 
Where the geains of Campbell ha? low. I to re- 

H!i^"mii,'ht and his sweetness of Ter--e. 
Wliero thi bloom of the tliistle it^ wild maaie 
throws 

O'or the scene his brifiht numbers ^e^l«ar-p. 
Adien j-e sweet shades! from my mind whiUl 1 

in fade; 

dm e>ha'U-ive 

;if,.l Kli.de. 



Kotai faiii-y in s.iiK oft he 
To each hill a ,d each b< 



Ex-Surijeon Genera! Hammond. tliH emi- 
nent Sew Virk phjsieinn, has issued another 
hi :..! ii' 1 I; ' ; trom the pres, of ]). Apple- 
I" . ' , 1 "00 tho Sn-qiiehaunH." 

■| ' ■ I , : at Hirnsburi; and people 

n. ]i. ,;, , ■ I ,i,,ityclaim to seo throuud. the 
thin di-^'ui-e- of many of the characters. 



maded 


him that we 


■apidly 


in everythiuB 




Such a bold 


,f't7ie 


rhetoric mid 


fi nwle 


locturens on 


■.liv 


d th.) tunes, 




111 admire. We 




iiu of "Steele 


• ■:■ 111, I 


t he claims in 



Fir.'t, then, there are not as many public 
hou-BS wliere liquor IS sold under a license 
in till- eimntry a- ihero were * century ngo. 
ii, Ji ',.:,• I '. ; IV, at that anc ent daj, 
M - .. " ; , Li many liquor places, 

i:: • ' • ' I population, as at pre- 

-. ■. Ill I ' I -!' I iiinity, cited us the pre- 
-eiji piiaui-e ol Inpior dealers, the ratio 
in one luindrtd jearo has fallen iu a wonder- 
ful de-ree. 

It is claimed, and with a|iparent founda- 
tion, bi the unterrilied "Steele reuue" that 
illi.-it liquor selling was carried on to a 
f;reater extent in the asre of our greai-Krand- 
fathers than in the present day. L)rinking 
on .Siimliiy is shown to have been a 
fHMiii: ■■■.'I /iM'i •■■! -'...Ill at the public 
h.ni-i I , ' . , being "Samp- 

«oi!.' . ■ .. < . I - I mil Its strenii'th. 
Dm ' : ' • ;i i" i .i- ,,, n rmiimon custom 
much hi.Miind in tin- ob. iTvauce. 

In order to inspire lug bids at vendues, 
liquor Was on draught, free to all, and as 
plenteous as water. In fa. t, liquor appears 
to h i\e been a concon.itant of every social, 
polilRid or mixed gatheriug. Jurors, in 
capitiil cases on trial, were invigor ited for 
their deliberations by the rum botlle, and 
bill- for such refreshment for jurors, com- 
missioner-, asse-sors and justices were paid 
b> the county. The custom of drinking on 
New Year's IJ.iy is so recently abandoned as 
to be 1,-adily recalled. 

\l\ in all, "Steele Penne" makes ont a 
strong case for his conclusion that drinking 
and drunkenness are not at present so pre- 
valent as in the days ot our sooer ancestors. 
That the liquor haliit is ^till the worst social 
evil that the world is struggling with "Steele 
Penne" does not attempt to confute: if he 
were to make the attempt wo are eura he 
would iind it bejond his iiower. 



riiE iiisroi; 



t)ur tclo!,'riipliic colninus imuounced sev- 
eral days a^'O the aiipoiulmctif of Dr. Win. 
H. F.fc'lf, of Hal ri.-l.uis, Hs StiUo Lr..riiri;iii. 
AUKoii-li tluri' v.tic otl)iT availuLlo nu-u 
anion- tl-.e (.pplic-anl?. iiotal.ly the Teiifiahlt, 
editor of the York l/i.^pnt,/,. Mr. Hinuii 
Youut;, it is safe to s:ij that the appuiut- 
ineut of Dr. Ki:\f could iioi Imve been im- 
proved upon. Dr. Ku'le is •">*; years ot aj;e 
and has always lived iii Harrisburg. In his 
boyhood days he hariud the printer's 
trade and eabsniaeutly had charge of 
the State printing. Ho also en 
gaged for a time in editorial work- 
in iiarrisbnrg. At the .■•3f. of L'i he began 
thestndy ot nifdiriiu , ;i !;-,'i;',- tiotnthe 
Viiiver.-ity of I',m r . !-;,:!. He 

piactit'i'd his pri.t. ■ . I ! m^'unlil 



history having no equal in the Cotuniou- 
weallh, and an enthusiasm born of love 
lor books that will revolutionize the State 
Libiary. (.ov. Heaver is entitled to the 
Ihaal^- uf ^ill good citizens for making tlio 
appomtmeul. 



|ll;iily lii'C.rd, .Mnrcli .5. 1 
At 20 minutes to 7 last evening Silas 
-\lexauder, the serious accident to whom 
w.is reported in Tliurfday's Hi:coia>, died at 
his resideUf-e over 'iergold's meal market on 
East Market Street. Since his severe fall on 
Wtdnesday aften.'.on by which a leg was 
fractur. d -..I ..:ir Imp di Vu-atcd he had 



,tsof hi- 
ll by tht 



t.) ;> - 1 .:...-; , 1, «hich 

riii^-v.; .'.I ,-. -i-; . ; .,■_.■ -;: .,; r,, ;i.;ih V. 
v., and ill lbi;i,u,.;t.,n uf th.- lali P. V. 
militia. Afterwards f'resiueut liincolu ap- 
pointed him surgnnu of volunteers and he 
wnsordcrt-d to Krutnciiy and elsewhere. 
Durii:.- I ■; A i i '.i.-uox campaign he was 
clii' : ■ :;i-al oilicer of Birney's 

Dm- ' 1 1 Corps, and later held 

thrs '.;;.. (i- :l: , ■ ui the "J-Jth Coros. 

At tiii' cl.i-.. of ti.M war Dr. Kg!e again 
located in Harrisburg'. but a tislc. for liier- 
ary pursnits tempered. perh;'.i^. with the ab- 
sence of the excifeniejit of li.-ld life, made 
private practic-f ir';.ii|ii- I'jd he did but 
littleof it, HI,: -I 4 '■ • .-^ii;ieiuthe drug 
trade, which '.:■ ■<:..• ,■,, closely as his 

literary wor'. u i . ; ■. 

Upon th.' ..:.;!;/ ,;i. ; ..f the Xatioral 
Guard ot I'tiin-ylv.ii.i . it! I-TO he was ap- 
pointed surge.m. in-chief of llie Fifth Di- 
vision, Willi the rank of laeulenant roloiiel. 
and he is now the senior medical cilicer in 
the N. U R 

He IS a member of many hs'firical and 
learned societies in Ani.rica .ind l-iiL'lai.d. 
He is t^h,- author of a ••li-.~torv of I'lnu-ji- 

ciat.c; win, Hon. John Ula'.nLi.in, 'in ed t 
ins 12 volumes of the st-coiid serie- of 
'•J'enusj Ivania An hive~." Later productions 
of his pnn are histuri,-s of DiUphin and 
L- b luoi, Coniitie. and the initio! volume ot 
•'Fenn-yUiiuia G.-ne;.lo.Me-." a -uperb 
voluiiK .if ..vrr70i) pMnes. D-. Ejle edi's 
thedeoirlmmt ot .V(,/m fjiif/ (^iu'<-o'.s in the 
Harri^l.nrg T.-t.;,,,,,,!,. a historical feature 
which tirids ►n imiiator in he Hir-torical 
Comnin of the w.>-kl> Klcoi'.d 

He will briog to hi. dune- of Slate ],ihrar- 
ian.amuidadmiral.il adaptid l.) the work 
in hand, an experience in the realm of Slate 



aron-edfrom his coman, .■ .■■i,, .:n. Hl- 
seemed to surfer consul. -r. J.ij . I. ;,t i;i, last 
hurs were more calm ami !, • ai-ii ir.J coia- 
paralively free from pain. 

Mr. Alexander was born ill Dover, 
Sussex County, N. J., April 2o, 17'JU, 
his parents being of English extrac- 
tion. Ho was educated at the 
Newton Academy in New .lersuy, and hav- 
ing completed his course there took charge 
of the institution for oi.r- term. His parents 
haddi.,.l ^v!,M. '..■•■::•- r -.. w..,.,^ «nd he 

had lie... : .; ' . :,;, In IS'iO 

he left h , ■ . I . , .. m; to Xanti- 

coko wh. ' . . ■ :,], .1 for over 

raiyciir-- •■ ■ ' : ■ '-.! in that 

town liM' <■ ; i ..,..,. J i -,.11- 



daugliterol \ ih-nlme .■suiiia, of .\wport 
township, bi whom he had 13 children, 
seven ot whom survive him. His wife died 
111 Sepleiiiber. 1871, and Nov. iM, 1873 
he married his second wife, the widow 
of Samuel I'uterbaUL'h, by whom he is 
sii-vjved though no ctoldri-n resulted from 



us nnic 
Hii-.-n 



ingchihir 



urenjrn^ John J., 



1,-iseiiring. wlio reside in N •.niici.ke, D.iran 
C, H prosperous nierchaiii of l.aiorte lud : 
and Washington, who resides in Beiiton 
townshii). 

.Mr. Alexander moved to this city pome 
eit'hi or ten !. ears «i;o bnt still carried on 
the store rtt N iitic.ke nuiil almnf two years 
at'O whed he SI. hi out to his sou Ktigene who 
now carries oil I he bu-iue-s. The funeral 
will probably take place Tuesday after- 
noon with interment in Hanover (ireen 
cermi.Ti. He leaves an e.-tate valued at 
S300,000. 



TlIK HISTORICAL liKCOniK 



The War Willioul :i Silimn.r. 

The RF.cuiii> di'.'ires lo elicit i-ome dptailn 
froui its readers as to I he famous '"cold 
onaimT" of 1810. Some of oiu- reaJcrs 
ciiii recall that yonr from Ihtir own 
mt'iiiorii", while othera have heiird the story 
us il was tuld. 

(J,i tho 16th of Augvut, I8?i5. Mrs. A drew 
K.iul> died in Ijii/! -me borough at the •«!- 
VHDCed a^'e of i>5 yn.ir-^. In llie Rec.uid's 
lii()i,'ra|>lucal ^ki-ti:li o\ this \>i)erHljlti m.jthi-r 
appeared the followiiiij rufereaca tJ the 
famius "cold sn um.-r:" 

"ritjr hatband, who caino from N'-w 
Jers-y tjvi.^it f u-ul-i in VVyomirii; Vill-y 
WHS wout to t"ll lin chiUlreu ever att-rw-ids 
ftboat thit visit, for .t '.v is during' the cold 
Bimiinerof 18Ui— a y^.ir wht-n every month 
hidilsfro^t. Hou-ei tosiy thit iu Jiiiie 



theri 



. sno 



sto 



thH 



lid -orai.,-d 



uiion the whe^it. tti-n i 
ot the farmers t lok cl 
tlie suuw from the l)e-i 
who did this lost their crop-, while ilie ones 
wno trusted to iiiitarr tiaj no harm come to 
their grain; ar, i t' t %-.■■, n the harve-t 
fiually came !l ■ i ! ■>;- went to the 

fields weariii_' ;:. . - " 

Thefollowui„- : ■ oi that remark- 

able year is cn.J.t' ii tu ;.;;. ..Ijr.'.ra KuLyou, 
the venerable fatli-r of Chancellor Kiinyon, 
which he recently wrote to a friend at Plain- 
field, N. J.: 

"In the year Iblij there was a sharp fro=t 
in every month. It was i;no\»ii as the 'year 
without a summer.' The farmers ased to 
refer to it as 'eighteen hundred and starve to 
death." In May ice formed half an inch 
thick, bads and i!owe-s were f ro;:en and corn 
killod. Frost, and ice a;.;l snow were com- 
mon in Jane; almo=t every i^reeii thins was 
killed, andttie fruit was nearly all dostroyed. 
Snow fell to the dtplh of three 
inches in New York and Massae!iusetts. and 
ten inches in Maine. Juiy « is ••ccouipanied 
with frost and ice. t)n the .".th ict- was form- 
ed of the thickness of win'Iow i,-l,ss iu New 
Vork, New England and rLiinsylv ania. In 
.\uj;ust ice formed half an inch ficlv. \ 
cold Xorth-ru wind prevailed i early all 
sumniur. Ci.rn wa, so fru/en that a great 
dial u'" 11 v. . • .' lAu and dried for fod- 
der. \ . 1; ■ . ..■■■■•\ in New Kmjland, 
andM ,-, : : 1.. N[iddl^ States, and 

fanu.r^ V. . 1. 1: .-.I 'o pay i-4 and J.) a 
hii-liel for corn of lSl.->, for s^ed for the 
next spring's planting." 

ll)« Told Si 



fro.-ts sevt-ral ni^chi- d-.-ii- .. ■■i -iHj.ini/r 
iiio:ilh, and iliesuial! aiin.i.iit ot coin iluit 
got Ihroi.tjh lo thi! iiioiitli ot Septcmbtr, and 
was iliL-n ill thu niilK stat-, was entirely 
frozBu and killed, and the eats of corn in 
the hurks became rotiou. The stench 
was so ofl'ensivj that people would 
avoid pas.oint; a coi-nfield when lh>; wind waa 
toward them. Caitle would nut .-at tlie 
stalks until the rotten e.irs v.-.-re taken off. 
It was SHid. and piobably InithfulU, that 
not a bastiel ot sound corn was raised iu 
Lnzcrne Couuty that season. Nor were 
liiere any truii or garden v.--. t ■LI -. r:i'>^"d 
th it tru.-t could kill, lii.t u !■ • i' ■ - in- 
vationsof the people, lluj I, • : ' t, 

there was the y^eate^t run .- i : lae 

Sa-qnehanna lliv.r that bi>i;i._: luil was 
ever before or since known, the ^li id hsti- 
ery was on the west side of the river, oppo- 
site the mouth of .Mill Creek. Tho shad 
seine of the fishery was owned by a company 
of men from both sides of the river; my 
father owned a share and I, althoni;h a boy 
of only 13 years, was boss of the Brail 
Canoe: there were in the upper end uf the 



part ot the duties of the h-.hery. Some days 
not a shad could be cau^jht, some other days 
a few, or perhaps a few hundred would be 
taken, bui on one day three thousand shad 
were hauled in at ii t ; .i i\ I v.iU not 
attempt to descn :. i. i tiolic of 

throwius tlieshaa .. , -: ■ -.routothe 

beach when they \M- . : ii' :lhesnore 
in the shallow water by tiie s. me. It was 
rare sp.irt. Dilto.n Y.MiisoToN. 

Carbondale, March 15, It^?. 

- Th° Scranton Tri'lh has becun the 
publication of a series of sketches of Early 
Days in the Eackawanna Valley, written 
especially for that paper by the historian 
and anti.iuarian, Dr. H. UolUster, who is 
well and favorably known by Kecoi;u readers. 



>n>iner of IS1«>. 


The Cr 


^ou ask for reniinis- 


Wilkes- H 


:i:iimer-'of l-^^lij That 


of thi-i r. 


. for farmers and all 




i:-e crops of any kind. 


dents ot 


iitrs who were obliged 


Laokawa: 



that "thi 



WVO.MISG VALLKY rOKTHY. 

Cillicul iiml Hi:-loiiiaI Survey - Kailj 
Writers auil l>ubllslii'il Books o£ Verse. 

I'AKT FlliSr. 

To givoiicritica! awl hi.-torioal an.iljsis of 
the poi^try of the Wjomintj Vulley, iiecessi- 
tatCB the cxploriug of a hitherto nnwrittuu 
department of local literature. Mr. Johu S. 
McGroarty, in his I'uet:i and t'oi:tri/ of 
Wyoinhi'j Vulli'ii, give.i reltctioiis f om the 
belter known versitier-i, but no critieal or 
hirttoncal reiJiiui^L-eiiccs. tor tnin br.ef Mir- 
vcy I have taken po«i^e^.^ion ol niauj widely 
BCattored facts uud have endeavored to 
mou d them into a hi-tory of \\}omiu<; 
Valley p. etry: and, wh'ia I h-.ive aamired 
the sougs of our native writers and made 
the touch of the critical linger somewhat 
gentle, I have sought to poiutout the powers 
and limitations ot the singers and empha- 
eize tlicir imt.orfcctions. 

More than a honored years have pas-cd 
since the first local writers began todriuk in- 
spiration from the beaiin-^ uf tin-; l,i-turio 
valley and to pour Inr.'. v , 'i ic.iiion 

with sparkling cmicHii' i.mcy. 

Itwasiu 17.S.J that I -, •. ■ his 

"Wyoiuiug Massacre;' i;i )-!''. ,. c'.i:irles 
F. Wells wrote the "Warrior^ ul Wjomiug," 
ai'din 1812 that James bintun wrote the 
"Poor Man ana tiie Doctor." Kduard Clnip- 
man, Charlts Miner, and Jo.-iah Wright 
helped to swell tbe l!ood of local verse during 
theopeuing jears ot the pre.-eut ceutory, but 
their rhymes contain little merit and can 
scarcely be called poetry. The t nblished 
verses of Amos Sisty, Andrew Beaumont, A. 
T. Lee, Sarah Miner and Ctiarks Mov.ery 
evince a degree of poetic talent, tl)Ough un- 
equal and faulty in tiui-h. 

The Literary Vi>,trr, established at 
Wilkes- Barre in 1313, served as a medium ot 
commuDicatiou f^r llie early writers of this 
section. It was royal octavo ^l^e. a weekly 
journal, and published l^y St.nii./U iiutler. 
The ViM^or was primari.. - -^ i .nodi- 

cal, and the editor, iii ■ ... .,t the 

iniiial cumber, as.-ur— - ; .t the 

paper will be devoted t. I'.'j i ;\;tinent 
of knowiedL'e ''whic'i can be cun-uUred use- 
fol, interesting, or amnsing to all classes of 
readers— biographical sketches of the most 
important personages of America and 
Europe- anecdotes of wit and humor 
—important facts in the history 
ot nature— remarkable events in the 
history of nation — the tinest tliijhts 
of the mu-e— the seh-cted beauties of ancient 
and modern eloquence- such e-says f>5 will 
instruct correctly in morality and duty, in 
education, science and the arts; and these 
selected from the best writers, will appear in 
a dreea culculattd to form a correct taste in 



ares ot the early Wyoming Valley writers. 
Th^ Froi.nrrMfiii), cm Tale of W'j„m!n<j, 
anth,, tir-i 1 ual volume p'lblished here. 



i-ogr 



Ihe 1 



L-m. 



Mature years pan fully revealed to tlie an- 
thor the delects of the poem 
and ho ^iiti-t qui'Utly collected and 
burned ;!'! t'-- r : n ; he could get. 
Athougli rV ■ . ■ : . ) iiir its meonalities 
audab-'ii.. , / ..;,'/.■(■ Maiil is not 

whollyui. .1 I' :'.-e and there a line 



Tlir Hinp of the B-cch Il'oorfs, by Juliana 
France- I urner. was pni.lished at .Slontrose 
in 1-sr! bv A.i.im \V ! ii... '1 ho selections 
»:•■!■:.',■:■ 1 ■!, .1 ,., V. :.-li "My Home in 
1 " ■ ! r.erhaps the best. 

"! '■ ! 1 , < , . ;ural, IS a poem of 

!• :! ,'.,-■ i .;': ' > ; :i plicity : and "The 
HumniH,- IJird" and ■•Hai.pines.- at Home- 
are delicate and pjclure-que descriptive 
lyrics. The volume contains a dozen son- 
nets which detract from the merit ot the 
book, since the author evidently knew little 
or nothing of the niechnnical construction 
of the sonnet. The sonnet "To a .Mother'' 
is rich in sentiment; and in tlie one oa "My 
Rhymes" she displays a genuine sense of 
retined humor. 

The Wjoming Mouninent, "k Poem by 
the L'l-Nat-ie i! iril i>f U'voin'ng,'' was pub. 
lished at \'>i','. !'. : r. in 1841 by Anthony 
P. Brow.T, f .1 :, ,m1 dedioared to the 
Ladle:-' M ■ ' ' eiitioaof Wilkes- 

Barre. I :: u 1> ric poetry, but 

hasnoii:. . -J teems with the 

ecceutrKi ,. - ; -tt-nzea its author. 

About ih. . ',, . :,iiij: feature of the 

book is tr, ■;..., - , .piiendii of e:?plan- 

atory not. . A r.. . ;i.i lu. the price ot the 
book, in the bjrd'.s own handwriting, was 



'nil: nisTonicAi. hecoiuj. 



loa 



nttaci;,-.! I', (I,.. i,,.i I ,. ,, ,,. ,.,,!, , ,;,y ,,,ld. 

wcrr I .-'. V.;-. . : I . ,, I ,.. Mr. 

Dnn!.. ' '..l.h. ,-, .1 ,; ,. ; . ■■'i.^jh. 

\>\u:u iu IdiH, fhoMM Imii tii huve l>ttu po^i- 
stf^sed of H ripli s<r:?e of hmnor comhinpd 
with nil the fervor of a triu' i.ot>t. "Chri-t- 
mns," after thp <t:.l. nf lV;ri-, is hnniorons. 
witty niid ci''::!- '!: i' aro whuuus 

111 deei) ii.'.lln. ,,; , , . . ,i,!y uf Ihonjht, 
but are <]-.-!ir ■..; : i • their vigor- 

ous comuiou :l:: ; ,.',1 ii'M'Mi'i e\7-cn- 
tioD. Edwiird ):. ! ■ ' nnotlier 

writer of clover \,: . ; -I the 

divine gift of so r to ■; :.'i i.-ree. 

His best poem, "Jho >' ., >■ nuit;." 

was road at tlic ci'ini:: , ],, , •'-.•i~of 
Dickinson Coh n ' • 
quontiy publi-r. . 
This, aivJih.M- 
Liuut. .T ,;m. ■ ■ ,. : 



..■• .nbse- 


'lhe;i 


.' —frieud; 


zine for 


r. presents 




iis writii.:js 
rhythm ai,d 


• ' ' ■ 


iceof vrords. 


V ' ■ ''l ■ 



Argus. 

HiBtov.v anti Scienco in Sortiiiidn. 

The Lackawanna In^t'iMt-^ r-f li: ;- rv , :.r' 
Science hascoinulcud t , • -■ . r ' • 
existence. Its library . . ; - 
volumes, 175 pamjihii: „ i ,. , . _ 

maunscripts. The iiih-imj, ii :. : ,i c„l'i 
logaed fpeciraens. Iu his aiHjual reiin-t 
Corator C. L. Wheeler has iho following; "" 

I have prepared a catalogue of thf coal 
flora fo^silsotthis valley and liud iha'. fortv- 
e'Kht genera and three hnnared ,iud forty- 
eii,'lit species have been found and de. 
Bcribed. After consultation wiih .Mr R. D. 
Lacoe, and by his advice i h ive divided the 
vall-y into six districts, to be called rr-^p.c- 
lively theCnrbondMle, Ohphfini, Scranlou, 
Pitt-^ton, Wilkes Barre ai'd I'lj mouth di- 
tricts. In the two or thrci lower veins 
worked at Carbocdale .Mr. C ark^.m 
found twenty-...is species. OljDhai.t, 
which shows the work of two or 
three good colh-clions, has hfforded a 
hundred and one species. A result of very 
little collecting gives Plj mouth twei.ty". 
eight. Wilkes Karre ha-; j leld. d o:]e hun- 
dred and seven. Pit!<t,iu. throui:h the 
earnest work of ^o nble a pa^> o-ln.laiiist as 
Mr. R. D. L'lcoe. comes to the front with 
tuohvndved cmdforl.j In;- species. Scran- 
ton, with her five or six veins of coal cover- 
ing everything from the inter conglomerate 
np throuyh the coal meisure with tier broad 

posed, has affnnled onlv thirty-nine r-i ecies 
to the sci^ untie world. Sur. 1). h. re is a 
virgin field for our infant Institute to cul- 
tivate. 



West ISranch Local Hi 

We are pleased to 
publication devoted to the history of the 
We- 1 Branch Valley of the Sasqnehanua, 
the Juniata region, and the Morthwestern 
counties of our Slate. It will be published 
b> ,Mr. John F. Mcgiuness, of Willianisport, 
wlio for many J ears has edited the leading 
daily paper of that city, and who some 30 
years ago wrote a charming hiniory of the 
West Branch region, under the title of 
"(.)(zinach.^on." We append the prospectus 
which Mr. M. ginness is jending out. know- 
ing that It will mil r, St many renders on the 
North H:aii'>;, 1 ,.•! • . i.ir:s havug much IU 
c<mimoii, ; : ..' - ;., their early history. 
'A monthly maga- 
i : : Mients of local Ina- 
I I ' ensylvania.— 1 have 
' t irta monthly ilis- 



irpo 



colle 



.ocal Hi:.tory 
Im I lorever. Yielding to 
I now propose to suirt 
, and will issue the lirst 
lirsl of .May. It will cou- 
lavo pages, in magazine 
y printed on tine pa|jer. 
nre of each nnuiber will 
sketch of some prominent 



' I !' ■ ,:i g the History of the West 
I • \ I . . ill relhan Ihirly years ago, 

i '.■'.:•■ . .ri-.iL' my editorial service 

' ' !■ 'Urt,.! f„r eighteen 

. ! _ ■■ '.la large mount of 

I '■ I"- I : -•!■.■; >in. '1 his palilica- 
v.ill ia,t nmrtere v.jli the proposed re- 
Hi-^toryof the '.S est, Branch Valley, as 
nlk of the matter it will conlain can- 
e used in that bonk, onb in the briefest 
.and m t! e n, ; - ! ;, ,a , , , ,.„t „t all. 



1I-' ' ■' ■-• -111 .- i'M,.i,-d with a 

ve V •..::-:: ■ a,,d luelve numbers will 
n , ' :! ,■ volume of :i8-l pages. 

I: :- -I ; rice will be i'iperannum, 

ot L ... ■, _ 11,.:,:,. r. , paj able in aiivance. 

A biiigr:ii hiral skelch of Kev. John 
Bryou, with portrait, who was pastor of 
\VarriorRuu I'resbyterian Cnurch, Norlh- 
nmberland Countj, for oyer halt a century, 
will bo the opening article ui the liret 
number. 



1/, j;i:i ui:ii. 



TWO L'Xl'lIltLJSHi.i) J,K£1 i;i;s. 
How Fort Allfip, Now Allint.iw ii, v 



I'll 



The followiuK luuinbiitititd lelti-r, lif.innt,' 
npOQ (hefnrl> historj ol N'oi ihuasliTii ri-mi- 
sjhMiiiH, iiro kniJIy si-iit tlia i.i.<:oi:d hy 

l,:i'i v,eVcjmo:* 

J.I I" . I I Herewith eommniiiciita 

n li-ir , V.I.' I i.-heve hrt^ iiBVur (i|i(iiari-d 
in pnat. ii i- Irouj Jacob l;evan, K~i) , of 
ihiSrtlHWUfy, ht-rks County, Pa., lo Major 
AVilliam J'ar.-ons at Ka-^tou, Pa. 
Jacob Levaa, Es.-j., was h jui^tioo 
of tl.r. p,-,,'^, -.1 -.!■,.,., aud father 
of.l' '.I. i ■ImI s-'. ,1] Levaii, of the 
lit V,.' ■ I'-o a meiubiir of 

tlKO:, . . .. : . , .,.,ril. .Maj-.r I'ar- 



and 



tne LQllU iry . ,: [ ■ • , • ■: , ,,.. ju cou- 

we will al~o Kivo a letter from .Major Parsous 
to Richard lVter.~, K-^q., jTiviug a de-cripliou 
of Ea^ton as it ai.pe.iMd Die. d, nry^: 

M\.. > >.. 1 .. N v,inber-S, 17o0. 
MyKi.m. S: ISO 

TOYOL^1.. . I'v I1.LIAM P,\USOXS: 

1 am coi— '.! Lii. . . :■■ > oti a few lines 

in as much a^ I hu. - ; , ; i i.rt, Alleti 
since Sfirint; and h,.' i . , ! .l^jr and 

troable by day aud : . i ; .ve furn- 

ished everything, in ; s; ::., , t.'iit they 
needed, so that Cainaiii UtinoKH wa.^ well 
satistied with me. .\ud now ?mce 1 have 
gone to heavy costs, and have bonsjht wheat 
and fat cattle to provi-ion the Fort ai,'aiii, 
Adam Deschler and Paul Ballitt liave as- 
eamed to provision the ion. and have told 



mo I sboald ftirui-h i 


Uf more I'-ovision: that 


they had madt a writ 


'ell a...'i- ;-m. lit v/iththo 


Coinmi.=?ary, aud '.' 


■T. .1 f> t'Tiii-h ppo- 


vi,-=ioii for tj penc' h 


- • r •■ .: t.-.r week 




i -u,:;^. todo 


as well a.- another. : 


.■ . : : r .:m)us as 


Major has alrtady .- 


■!.■ , ■■■■ ■ • r.cfuunt. 


given himsell the ti 


.jiible lo vnte to the 


Coumiir-sar> that I 


shonld provision the 


Fort, hence I ;isk hitr 




I cannot go thtrt i 


myself, as for several 


weeks I hive beet, m 


i.iictd to my bed, else 


I would appear in ji.' 


-on tjffore him. aud— 


and ip'.ak lace to tar 


I- to liini. 



well wisher. 

Easton, December Sih, 17.VJ. 
Rich. Peteus. Est; , Sir: Upon remoNia? 
my family lo this Pl.ico my ThoULthts hiive 
been more en^afjed in con<ideriiit: the cir- 
cumstances of tins Infant Town tnan ever. 



a.s well wiih re;;ard to its neighborhood, as 
the Probabihty there is of its biing fur- 
nished with I'rovisions from the Inhabitants 
iie.ar aluiut it, aud if there already is or 
Drub d)ly may in time bo, a sullieient num- 
ber of setlh rs to carry on any considerable 
Tl■,^d.■^^ith^hHTo^^n. For without Ihe-^ it 
is not likel) that it will bo imjiroved to any 
Kreal heiitlil, as well with lle^'ard to the 



If, 
Health, T'rade and PI 



the 



' e'h"'i 



two I 



sire. 



;- 1 ouiTded on 
the !S n' I . ■ , ,1, aud on the 

East v.-.',: ii . II .-■ ..-, ,Mi, of the River 
which i;.ii- la li,., li,ic, , iaratly North 
and Sontli, about J"-!u Perches to the very 
pleasant brook ot water. Called Taltamj's 
Creek, which bounds the town to the north. 
On the we?.t it is bounded by a pretty hi-h 
hill that ruus nearlj parallel to aud at tne 
distance o' 130 perches from the main 
branch. The site of the town is pleasant 
and very atrrieab!.-: the banks of all the 
water- I c :: ';.,. ;■ , i hi:,'h and clean, and 

about I' i.rhl be said to be a 

veryl- 'I .: ' ■ ! .r a town. It is true 
that It ■. ! ;: every -ide by very 

hii.'li la'! . • i; appear undersome 

disa.l\,.. ■ ■ iiic-». aud might give 

some or..; I- ..; .-; ii'ion of Us not being 
very hfc.dil.j . Ll.ii ., iruitj all the last sum- 
mer, whtcli wti.-. veij licy, and the fall, whicli 
has beeu remarkably wet, I don't know 
ttiat any one has been visited with the 
fever or any other sickness, notwithstanding 
most of the people have been much exposed 
to the ni^dit air and wet weath'r. I'rom 
whence I make no ditficulty to conclude the 
place is and will continue very 
healthy. As to the external ad- 
vantages or disaovantajjes of the town, 1 am 
not yet sulliciently accpiainted with 
the country to enumerate them all. The 
mo.-.t Conspicuous are the adjacent rivers. 
The main branch in some seasons of the 
year is uaviijable for small craft, from iieir 
100 miles above the town to Ptdladelphia. 
aud if it were cleared in some 
places of the rocks widch impede 
the navigation in the summer sea-on, 
above a- v.-cll as ht low the town, land I haie 
been t:'i ' ''■ .r :• : ■ ; r ■.■:i- ill- ;i; iomr. - j.jd 
meisur.' : ■ ' : .• ■'■ : , t!.-- ;>•-. ,■■• _■,. i--:,it 



water i 



spet: 



L-r than l.md eai 
gard 10 the trade up the 
likewise be very advauta, 
as w. II as to the couutrj 
trie single article o; InmL 



riii: iir<roi;i(Ai. ukcord. hi 

jileuty of Rlmosl all kiuds ot timber over tho catiso they are M'!;..vi i i,,i! !.. i -n ,> iluir 

monntnius, where thoro is also muuy good niliTept inU-rfc ri-, ., , -. : ;;,,■,-( 

couveiiieuccs for oreotintr fifw iiiilU, ofilmtown. If |i . i' i ^.i < ic 

nrd feveral are built iheru already. From ^^. it!i-J i-hu (ly b\ il, ,, ■ ■ . •'', ni 

bo Fopplied with bii.ud?, sciiMliui; n, .1 ; : !•,;.. ^,,. \\ i,ii-h 
.to. The We>.t Brimch will :i;~o be of HCivnii- ■, , . .1 m. wor-e to 
tage to the to.vu, as it i-; iiaviLMblc s-evt-nil ; , ,1 ;i / . .. , :;,.t luliabii- 
miles for sm.iU orHi:. And 'iHttain's Greek • 1. ii.. , ,.: ,1 :.\-::\u~ uncul- 
boiiiw 1. .•■ ' • tt il I'f water to erect mills •.;. . .: - ,f ;,.r r.iD,-:e to ilm town 
upon, ■ ., ihuto toward:- the tid- . : : n ii l<iwij and the moiuit.iiu-J, 
viiurri). : . • 1 : .0^'. 'Iha Jorsey side ',. ; i ,' li; miles, is ir,o-lly poor 
bein:; :.: i I i • :i'. '- '•■ -clllv-d ivar the river, In,;, ,1: ,' 1 iiai si-Kled. The other side 
opposite lotlie fork-, ti. ■, I,, 1,,, ; l-.ania of llie inoiuil,,iTi cotiHiHts chiifiy of new set- 
Bide, and indeed the li I : • . .e is tlemcuts, exuept the Miuisitiks and 
better watered and n. . , : , ii for some other plantations near the river, 
settlements, than it IS oil > I -,, , ,-eve- Kul vi vy inohably in the time 
ral miles aboQt Easfon. W i- ivive i>k':i sap- tl. > v :! ,-ibuto to the advanee- 
plied as ranch or more from tiiM -idi'. as p i : ! ul the Town. On the South 
from oar own. But how Mr. John Cox's >-. , ,, , : Hrr.uuh, the Country is the 
project of laying oat a l.)wr. iii.oii his land i ; 'tl rl, c>:c-fr-t near tlie Town, 
adjoining Mr. M".rti'r- ! "I !, i- hiird to say, v. ; , 1 i i .' 1 ■,.-'• ';!':■■ v:;! 'oiiy. 
and time oiii\' '■ m - : - . But notwith- I ; ; ; . : ■ n ■ ' , n 
standing the :. I ,,., li mentioned, \. ■, ; ,. ; ' ■■.,. 
and perhaps \i'. \r. ; ,, - ■ ,i my notice, i. , , r i ■ r ' '• ,■,!:, ,;,. 
it must be couiL-i li. ■ i I ■ : „, n l.iliours un- 1;, ,,:',,, ,1 1 I , ;, . 1 
der several consider:! M' , , ,.■:., ^ -. Iln' , , ; - : , ■! , 1 ,,■,.■, , ; : , , ■, 111- 
firet that offers, lment.il ■■::'. ,- - , ,-i ■ i ■ . . , 1 ,,r 
is the great tract of ' ■ • ; •, , , 1' , , ■ -.i in- 
land, to the we^twanl '■; ::! '. -•,. i ,,: ■> ■ , 1' ■ - •■ ■ ::,::,■ i, ii::..jii 
with another tract aojoiuint; the town 'i , , ,; : • nnjre p irtnu! irly 
to the Northward, being all together \: •:•■•:•■■ ■ ■■ : . of the other new 
about 20,000 acres, is almost the only ti ,: , ' i , ■ ■, . all of them much 
part of the country that, by its nearness to In : 1 , , 1 li Meuh,)w (ironnd. 
the town, were it settled and improved, near a'li;! ; . ;, , n i 1 Inv-n is. If I 
conld conveniently and readily afford a mijht pr, | ; ■111, and I 

constant snpoly of provi-ions of all kinds, know jn'i ■ i 1 . ik at all. 

especially the .smaller kinds which would I conld v,i- , , ; , 1 > lity of the 

not be so convenient for jiersons wlio live d-; I,n- ! ,1 for Oat 

more remote to farni>h. To the wi-siward l,.' . ■ :'i .'' ' in- Settled 

and northward of the dry land are ttie .Mo- , , ,. : ■ ■. ' ■ ii Ti-oplt!: 

ravian settlements, abont eleven miles from . 1 , ■: - ■ of them. 

the town. These settlements are not only 1 a. u L 1 , 1' : 'r.i'ti r,ny 

of no advantage, bat rather a creat di-^ad- partical :; ; : ' i ■■ ; , imre 
vantage to the town. For bt-insj an eiitire 
and seoarate iutere-t by them*eiv--, corres- 
pond'ng with only one anMther where they 
can possibly avoid it, except where the ad- 
vantage is evidently in their f ivour, it can't 
be expected that the town should r»ap any 
benefit from them. B'-^idi-. as they have 
not hitherto r,o- ;.,'mI ,1- , ir ;• ,!.f-r is 
coutinu'illy n.:- ' •• a.idi- 
tion of forei.ri" -. ■ 'hey 
will, in tiaie ti.' !■ i. ■ . r , - , . . i.ro- 
vision for tii,?iii-i- .>■-. I.-il ar.. .jbiiged 
to purchase gre.it i|Uuitoits from ili-ir 
neighbours, who would otherwise brine it to 
the town, but this is not to be exuected 
while they can dispute of what they h-ve to 
sell so much nearer home. .\'id this le ids 
me to wish, for the L'oad of Ei-!on. if the 
honorable the proi^rietarips should i'lcline 
to have the dry lands imp- n-cd, that it may 
not be disposed of to the .Moravians. Not be- 



thauan\ '■ 


'■''■'■ r; , ■ -, - .-,, ; ,„y 


are gen.-i, ! ■ 








01 !■ 1 • , ■, ,1. ■ ■ 


■; - ;i)e. I lu-.J not :,-ii who 




i^ an old observation, th^it 




,,.- don't always prove the 




iew Places, where Labour is 


ehi-lly waiitr,.!.' 




i can't hear ol 


■acv considerable Body of 


Clay for makii 


icr Mricks or I'otters Work, 


ii:,ou any ot lh- 


l'ropni-';<-;.'s land liear tl;e 



THE inSTOHlCAL HlCCnh'H. 



Prob- 



oa it is now covered in. tlipro ; 
nbililj- th;vt II<.m Iiumher v.ill mcr-nse l.eforo 
llie Spniiir. 1 am, Sir, Your (.bcaicnt. linm- 
bloSt-rvaiit, \Vm Palsi sa. 

liKic.-: ' '•Cop\ Wm.Pi'r^oijVl.-titrtoR. 
r. liboiil F. istoij of thf 8 pf or, 1S3'..'. Ori"- 
iunl seiiL Id I'r.'ur. C;imi n-nvne, in Lro, of 
mine, ihe loih Uccr, )7."i2 " 



All Oln-Tlinc M«*oi,ic KpcokI. 

[Montrose llppiiblicaD.] 
In a record which Las bctii preserved of 
the old Ki: i!i^' Sun Lodf,'e, No. 140, the first 
Masonic Lodye ever known in Montrose, 
instituted about Iblli, is to be foaud the 
proceedinc of a regular st.-.ted naeetinj?, held 
in the okl court house, .Viay SO, 1625, nt 
which the foliowiuc were the oflicers and 
brethren pre-^eut. Of all these not one is 
noiu living, txccptiu^- th,. nne who n-;i. made 
a inemtier 111 'li i n..;,;,-. ii !,,:.,. some 



thr 



iveek^ 



he 



happens to li'.- i • : -t . 

in that lod(;i' |.i . . - i.,^.i, n • oi-s.iTid- 
ed;thoush la- n.-.-.u- n,;... ui- luuiid ,;- .Junior 
Warden aiiiouL' the ciiarier jicajbers of 
Warren LodL'e, Xo. 210, instituted in 1819, 
and now eji-llLij; here. 

Among 'hfr-e dtpaited brethren may be 
seen the names of the old ceiitenariau La- 
ther Catlin, who died some two years a<;o, 
at the ace of a little over .•» hundred years, 
and of Dr. Hor.'u-o Sr^iith. thi. last survivor 
of them, who 1- :t u- 1 -; .in:-, aKod d7. 

Officers 01 t' . ;; - • n l.oritre," Mo 
140— Perez T- , , , . , . :, r; Ur. Snmuei 
A. Biesell, S. „ - , C. Turr.ll. J. 

warden; Hoi,i(. > , -'ircr: Hiram 

Finch. secrelM , ; ii . i , ;. ,s. D : Hiram 
Plum, J. v.: .1 \ : 'li. tyler. 

Members pi >.;.!--.■ -. . l.-ithrop. Ira 
Gage.Davido. i urr.-il, I'^ua Bis.-cl. Kras- 
tns Catlin. Luther Catim, .\sa Olmstead. 
Daniel Curtis, Dr. Mh.-ou Deuison, iitor^e 
ClBSdett. Henry Parke. 

Accepted and initiated— James \V. Chap- 
man. 

Visitors— Charles R. .Marsh. Jesse Bagley, 
Peter Osborn, Isaiah -Main, James Stephens, 
Benoni Austin, John P;i-siiiore. 

Many of the readers of the Ix-r.i.bUcan will 
recoiinize in the :»>jw sole survivor of the 
above, the old survejor, the -ditor of forty 
or fifty years ago, more recently known as 
County Judie; and they may perhaps bo 
interested to know that ho is yet quite vicor- 
ous and active, lhon::h now in his tJd year, 
walks /j?iiM, performs on tiie It cfl and siji' a if 
with his co»i,,.'s.s, and cm lollow ancient 
Jan-7-)i!o,/,s. ur-oive a mathematical prob- 
lem as well us ever: and withal is vivacious 
enough to appreciate a good joke or tell a 
good story, it required. 



Wyon.InK PlonocMs In ISlnchaintoa. 

In a rave volume, "Annals of Bincham- 

tou," published at that place m 1B40, by J. 

B. Millnn-on. (a coi.y of v.lneh is in the 

I • -•!■ '. . : ''V. A. \';:i^ -..r ;., W.iomini;) 

■> ! ' ; ■■ ,.i:ini.^ and 

'<■ (■ '1 ■■ . I ■ .1 ■■ .. 1 ■, •■ :,.- fnllows: 

i I ■. ■■' .'■ - '.-. .. ' I '. -I- : 1; Leonard, 
ii.u,ei. i.ijiii '., juaiiii:; I'.oi. Left on ac 
co;iiit ut Uiid di-put. ,. Was a farmer at 
W \oiiiiiit.', at time of mi;^pacre. 

Keiereuce to oi.e Cole, early pettier near 
BinHhamtun. Very iiihnman— said to hi.ve 
had jiart in leadim; the Indians against 
Wyon.in... and Miiii-iok. 

'lorn Hill, a pauper, also cni?.ised in mas- 
68CIC. Said to have ii.arried (Jueen L-ther. 

ilourbrnnyht up iuc-'iioes from Wjoujinj. 

In llbO Jonalhiu Fitch, of Uvomin^, 
merclunt and '-herill there, settled near 
Biii;,'liaiiilon. \V'.is tirst representative from 
Tin-ain Lecislasure. 

Capt. Bnuk came froui Wyomi;ic'. Lost 
all by the i;real; ice frerhct. Was one of 
Plunkett's mm. 

.Mo-es Ch^.ii/oers selfled 17\X). Came 
frora Uyoirji:,_r, w,vs a sufferer bj ice freshet. 
Hi:- fj.thpr inived from Wyoming to Bing- 



Mr 



-ha M itthewsou, 



■ - ii;r,:h, Eldor John GnfT, the 
■'■''' ' ■' "I that rpgion--a Baptist. 

' ; • .: : 1' lug and settled on Che- 

mi;;iL; I :a- m l^dii. 

1 irst settler at KImira, Col. John Handy. 
Whs from Wyorains;. 

Jadee Gore and Gen. Spalding rented the 
lauds lying between the Pennsylvania line 
on the south, the pre-emption line xju the 
west, th.i two lakes on the north, .and the 
Chemung narrows on the east, for MS years. 

I'hihp U'ell^i came from Wyoming. .\lso 
Henry Richards. 

Piiiljably Our Oldest Siib~iiil,cr. 

Lock Uwks. P.u, March 18, lSb7.— 
KiiiTcji: Kii'iiiiu or tiik Tir.its: Please 
find enclo-ed one dollar, payment for the 
Wkl;ki.v IJiroiiD for another year's sub- 
scription, for I can't do without it. This 
being tlio liftietli year of my subscription. 
I hope to makoita halfcentnrv. 

U."B. Pol.vnd. 

[Mr. Poland is a manufacturer and whole- 
sale dealer in foreign fruit.-, nutr. etc. If 
there is any one on our list who took the 
RtcoiiD as long ago as 1637 vie sh.ill be 
glad to mention the fact in the.^e columns. 
£d.] 



Tin: iii\i(>i;i(:u. i:k< 



Mil VAi;iN<i ION'S i.isr. 

if llir IlcscfiiilHiiIrt of the. \\ n 
•i-p liusiiiess Men iif ISIS s<>m« 



tli«W, 






.■•.■..■ . irvnd. 


ed <•■.!,, . 


,.,1.1 


1..,; ; 


. ; .. :. 1. ■ I.. ,l,,^liv- 






'. ■ ul t: 


.. ;..,„;• i:.c.,...a by 


Mr.'v^in 


u„-l^j;i 


ID his ll 


.■^t.-ED., 


Ki.iToi 


i Kkci 


n:iK I h: 


■ive read with con?id. 


t-rulilu i 


Dtt-rc- 


■.t your 


!i?t of nnme^ of the 


lm>i - 

of c..:.l- 


.":;: 


of Wil 


k,'-l!;irrp :ii 1-iS. f.= 

•I'.r, ;■; ! ;. :: ?Ort 
' ;. r-..re- 



Francis D.iuii, fallici of Mrs. J. It. Cool- 
b!ui-li and Mrs. W in. T. Khoads. 

UaU-niaii Duwiiintt, fiitlier of lleubcn 
Downint:. 

J. ,1. Dei 

John Da 
^!ar^ Ann ])„vi^,. 

Janie.- ]';iy, fathtr of Thomas Kl.v, Kings- 
ton. 

(Jtorgo Haines, father of Mrs. V. 1.. Max- 

W£-!l. 

James llancoclc, father of Maj. E. A., of 
I'hiladeliihia, and D. P. Hancock, of I'l-oria, 
Ills. 

George Holrlikiss, father of .Mrs. T. W. 
Robinson. 

I^r. L. W.Jones, father of .Mr.-. Thomas 

\\lls,)B. 



■■luei 



Philip Abbott wa- the father of Philip Ab- 
Imlt, now of St. Paul, Minn. 

11. C. Ai'hi-er, tatlier of Jofepli Anhi:^er 
and Mrs. F. Koerner. 

Ziba Uenijttt, father of Ueorjo S. Bennett 
a):d Mr-. J. C. Phelns. 

John I,, iiutler, father of Mrs. Judge \Voud- 
ward and Prank Butler. 

Steuben Butler, father of C. E. Butler. Mrs. 
Alex. Shiras and the late Wra. H. Butler. 

Pierce Butler, father of Pierce Butler, of 
Carbondale, and Mrs. Mary Reynolds, of 
Kinpston. 

Zebulon Builer. father of -sons and daugh- 
ters, iiii-,.^ iii.i..- : ■ ■■. 

Joi,'-' . .1 :U,erof C. L. Bulkeley 

and y.'- \ : , ■■^-e. 

Antli.i.,, ..:-iA. ,. ! >-,herof Mrs. Alderman 
W.S. P»,;..n-. 

Isaac Bowman, father of Col. Sam and 
Miss Mary Bowman. 

Andrew Beaumont, father of Coi. E. B. 
Beaumont. V. S. A., and Mrs. Julia Glou- 
inger, of Lebanon. 

Job Barton, fatlier of C. P. Barton, Leh- 

Or'ifitus Collins, father of Kcv. Charles 
Jewett Colims. 

George Chahnon. father of Miss Ann Cha- 
hoon and Mrs. Jo*iah Ijewis. 

Aniiing(i. Chahoou, father of Joseph S!o- 
cum Chahoon. 

Daniel ('..Uings lather of .Mrs. Julia 
Donghertj. Mrs. J. N. Davidson and .Mi,-s 
Eli/.a Collings. 

Henry Colt, lather of Henry Colt, Allen- 
town. 

Isaac A. Chapman, father of C. I. A. Chap- 



neson, father of Mrs. E. B. Col- 
li .lohn Chahoou. 

. : .ther of Joel and Joseph 



■ of tho lato \V. W. 



Gilbert Eaird, father of J. ]). Laird, Glover 
Lairil and .Mrs. J-jsepli I'l.'.-t-rlii.r. 

Josiah Lewis, father of Jo.-ian Lewis. 

H. F. Lamb, father of Mi.ss .Mary Lamb. 

Peter P. Loop, father of Edward Sterling 
and John Millard Ijoop. 

Charier M iier. father of AVm. P. Miner 
and.Mrs. Jf--, Th..': ■ ■. 

Samuel V, ,, : ■ ,■! \Vm. It. Maffet. 

Simon >!■ . . .of C B. Monega 

and Mr-. 1. , ' ' ■ ., . 

V":,} i: • ' ■ . i<,iucr of .Mi..-es Perry, 

.\-. ; i 1 ll,' father of Chas. and G. 
H. I .:: 1 ll-. F. \V. Huut. 

■bjL; :. ;-!■■, ill,, lather of .Mrs. Abi Butler. 

Geo. Sively, lather of Mrs. Judge Pfouts. 

Abram Thomas, father of Mrs." Washing- 
ton Lee. 

K. 'la\ljr. father of John, Thomas and 
i: In ,; ,, ] . ■; .aid Mrs. E. H. Chase. 

1.1. . f.ither of Lev. David J. 

1 i •!. ■ ^ ■.■./ton', father of Thomas O. 
\aiiimton, K.-iulm.:. 

Pet-r Vanngtou, father of Dilton Yariug- 
ton, CarbondaU. 

John P. Arndt removed with his family to 
(Jre-.M p. ly, Wiscon.-i , at an e.-.rlv day and 
h ft no descendants here, but he and his sons 
were men of mark in the pioneer d.iys of the 



Sii-.|uel,aiina bef, 


ire 


he loft Wilkes.Barre 


and another wa--l 






hpron thelloorof 


th- 


r.^rrilorii'l Legislature 


of Wiscon-^m. Ai 


iia-; 


.Jones, lather of Joel 


and Jo.^^e'ph Jom^-. 


hac 


.1 lo-t a h'g. and as 


they had no cork 1 


tg- 


in tho^ed•lJshewalli- 



77//; ni<<Tnl:!CAL 



ed abnnt with n i 


.voodfii n 


iiip, find aUvays ap- 


whO'^r 


,,™redon ll„. . 


Irt-it 111 


a 11. )« 1111' calico 


hvc.l 


wrui.i.-.. Th ■ 1 


.MX- i-;ill 


od lum ••PefT Let; 


iiarre 


Joiie-;" hU In-.-. 


lit,--; \va- 


- that of makine 


on th. 


l.ruuin-; and di 


-IJllllifT 


livroligueons acid, 


theoc 


which «:.■< <-di. 




c- ot smoke." in 


.=oin ' 


(;,,.. lUiOP ....;.. 


-■. !i V 


- n~cd for tlavor- 


Ion i- 



[.lutor of an ancient 
Inn Street still known 
i here Ladae 



,dd i 



niui.;< ■: ■: ;. .: '.. .ut the year 1794: and 
it w,. ': ,. ■ : the feasibility of bnrn- 

iiii,' .: '. Hi an open grate was 

'Jho Moii i \\ i. jij mentioned was an Eng- 
lishman by birihiind l.ruii-ht with him to 
Ihii coiiTiiry a cDU-ulorable amount of Eng- 
lish jjnld and a large tamily of sons and 
dangliters, now all dead I think except Isaai 
Wood, of Trenton, .N. J. ,lohn G. and George 
B. Wood, of this city, are grijudsons of 
Moses. 

It is paid that Mrs. Pre.-idcnt Garfield 
is a grauddacghter of Jacob Kndolph. 
There are no fous or daughters of David 
Scott now living, but E. Greenough Scott, 
Esq., and Hev. Charles H. Kidder are grand- 
sons of the judge. 

George Ueuison h.id two sons, Henry M. 
and (ieorge; one of iheni. an Kpisconal 
olergymiii. married a daughter of I'resident 
John lyler. Ralph D. Lacoe. of Pitt^ton, 
H !\ grand.-on of Francis Da Puy. 

Ohci. K. L. Dana is a grandson of .\nder- 

Joseph Davis was never married, ho he- 
came iii-aiie and shot and killed a man 
nauii-d Dinbel on Ha/.le Street; was ac- 
unittcd on the ground of insanity and spent 
tiK) remainder ot his days in an insane 

Barnet Ulp was grandfather of the Mis.-es 
Alexander, of River Str»et. Gilbert Barnes 
was grandfather of Stewart L. and Albert 
Barnes, conrt crier. 

Abram Pike was the father of Hannah 
Porter who several years ago was accid.nt- 
allyshnt ,n th- hand ami arm by a then 
youh.,- 1 !■,'.->,.';,, ',,; . i,rieL-unniugfor 
fpiH ' ' ■ ,...,mg along the 



Dr. GVV. Irott was grandfather of Judge 
Stanley Woodward. 
It is not to be lufcsumed thai the parties 



.arc iiuidionedin the list all 
..r pi. -.lit city limit.s. Wilkes- 
1 1':. . ■ '. li -l.-d from Hanover 
1 I ..n the north, and 

I'.ior portion of per- 
I , 1 ,:. Esquire Yariiig- 
.!..:,,, i, .11 lit so far as his list 
extends, l,r.l it -. i lus to me that he has lett a 
wide gap in the upper part of Wilkes-Barre 
Townshiii. .M> im-ni'iry does not go back 



far 



kno 



le Jo-cph a 


manv 


ite, prea-h- 


at that 


li Ciiurch on 


For in- 



; ■; ..|. :,-t have lived there 
. i are not on the list. 
.;.i,JHrainConrlri_-ht, 
farmer. I,. it.- . i -l.-hn M., and James 
T'ourtrighl, i_.f thi- cily. •'Vnclo Fritz 
Wagner," farmer, and next to him James 
Stark, fiirmerandmerchaiil. fatherofHei:ry 
and John M. Stark, of West Pittston; John 
Stark on .Mill (.'reek, farnu-r, father of John 
Stark, .Mrs. <;. M. Miller and .Mrs. 
O. A. J'ar-ons, Coriulius Stark, father 
nf Col. K. F. Stark, of thi'.- citx : ( 'rai (!:..ll 
Wilcox, farmer who ouii.-l i': • i! .-h. • n-r- 
wards property of Johns. .!, : ; i - -on 
Saraiii-l Wilcos. who wci; ■ , - at 

Mill Creek sU.pe: Thon r, . ,. , . i . :, .-r. 
who o'.Mied the now John .M: ..:.;1... i:d 
his soii.s Thomas, IC'ra, and George 
W. William-: Thomas Osborne, 

laborer, Punkin Hollow, great 

grandfather of the .Misses Wil- 
doner of this city: Stephen Abbott f'lrnier 
and his =on John Abbott, father of the 
Misses Cassie and Ijucy Abbott ot this city, 
BenJHD.iii J'ail.j, tanner and currier 
attheCi.ii •.- '■ : . ;; 1- orCaseCourtrijht 
shoema^- '- I' -t. laborer. Thoma, 

Joslyn I -. (.11 Ihomas was the 

tii-n mai 1 mines in this coal 

rf::ion: ii, :■ v, .i, .,;,;, farmer who rai-^ed 
a !■.-■■ :. cf .sons and daughter-^: 

:■; ;: . - 1.. , I Lack miller. "Cra/y .Matt" 
-.'.-ii: - '. - -n, !it...l intirrnity reqnirej 

yf-ar- i rrvioi;- to his death: George Dickover 
masoi, aiidplastt-rer. father of William Dich- 
over of this city: Hezekiah Parsons of 
Laurel Run. fiirm^r and mannfactnrer. 
father of Calvin Parsons, and Stephen 
Gould, father of the Goulds who were active 
bn-Miess "'en on the Lt-high, liveil on the 
back roaii obove -Mr. Par.sous' place, and 
Diliers probably as the n(.\jer portion of 
Wilkes. B.irro was well settled at that time. 



celebrat' •,• -- i -i Jiy of -Mrs Koon's 

i-ister. .Mrs. .Marrt ^w„rtz. on .March '2~ 
Alltheothe.' members of the family were 
expected to be present, including relatives 
front Scrauton and Wilkes-Barre. 



HIE JUSTOincAI. VKC~ 
I'.IIOWN. Tl.otiini 



'i'he fatni' 
Ki,c'ui;ir'hH 



■ov.-n H.-ivoil In 



returuiug to 
viulfiit pHlU 

Irtll.tfd IIWH 



lilt' I'ni-t- 
imtl-..! - 

hH(i r. : : 
iudi';.-ti 1 
gerou-; cli 
siiuk fcluwl; 
Thursday 



riugr 



Hf 



»ud a fuw iuiiiin 

SBVenty-ou>- yi-ar- itL;o, the second day of 
March, Jo.ei-ib Kruwu tir.-.t .-aw the lieht 
ot dcij in a little town in the north of Ire 
land. At the early rge of :J0 he bade fare- 
well to home atid friends and ?et t-pil for 
America to make his fortune. Like a 
great many others of his clas.s 
>ouDi7 Brown did not tind the ro id to for- 
luuti and lame in the new cciiiiry a very 
smooth one, but he was ;io-~e--ed of an 
indomitable perseverince, backed wiiha de- 
termination that ho must succeed, lo this 
is due his success in after life. In lS38 the 
poor boy frorn the north of Ireland was 
eHrnini; a aoH.ir a day in n conl mine at 
Cir... Ml County, lie was one 
' ■ - ..f that early day who 
: - I ..i.d his services were 
.. TMs le.-s fortuaaie co- 
:.,:, r...ut to communicate 
LiMls in the old country. A-> a 



a ot thi' heart and 




imily weri. greatly 




was fummoned 


1 ■■' . . r ■. . 1 1 '. - ■■•.,, 1, . . , -.^u 


his arrival lound 


il. . ,■ .' ■. : . 1 i: : :.'■:.,■.:,■_; 


onscious .-tate witli 


>•..■, ...... ,1 1 .. ', -, ,.11. 1 ^ ,■ ;, .1 1 ;■ 1 '...M-H 


y < in Tuesday the 








■ ■' .'. -."ihehean 


Mr. Broun endeavored to bear up uiidtr 


':. re were also 


this misfortune a^.d succeeded in doiiiL; so 


, '< r. ..ot of adan- 


for live years, having' made a setil.uunt 


11 continued lo 


with his creditors. The pressure linally 


. .It seven iH-t 


proved loo stroT.i/, and on .May Hi, ISTd the 


: iiunof hnsu; 


bank again clo-ed iU doo-s. never to open 


' 1 ty his ta.ully 


iheni ii-ain. Al;rani il. i;ij;i..iu. v.as made 




a-^si^rnee. The nr; i-iiiliii . vm '■■ i^nit 



So mi 



letter 



that 



vices did not go unrewarded. .\f- 
ter a year or so spent in 
the mines Air. Brown went boating oa the 
Lehigh Canal, ninniug betwieu Mauch 
Chunk and Philadelphia. He did cot like 
this occupation, however, and in 1840 or 
thereabouts he removed to Wilkes-Barre. 
B'or two or three 1 ears he livid with John 
McCarragher and then wealiulo the lumber 
business lu pailuer=liip with John Faser. 



failed rich hut was a poor iii:>.ti. ;Mr. j;rown 
then went into the real estate bus.ness, in 
which he was engaged up to the time of his 
death. 

Mr. Brown was blessed with a geniality of 
soul that, in spite of his hnaucial mi-for- 
tunes, made a host of friends for liim. lie 
was a good citizen, a kind husband and a 
loving father. 

In ISoO deceased married Miss Annie 
Gi-iiy, dau-hter of Alex. (Jray, of this city, 
and tight children w._re the result of the 
uiiiou, only three of svhom survive— Alex, 
(i., who Is engaged in the seed business iu 
i'niiadelphia, and Miss Kmma and Mis., 
Kdith, who re-ide at home. .Matthew Brown, 
a brother of the t\-bank, r. is er,L-",_-i<i iu 
farming ui the vicinitv oi il ....;, - I >,. 

lu Mi-souri, the former 1. i. ;, , , nf 

the j^vpel. Mr. Brown w;i~ ;; , , ,. ■, ,u 
politics and a member of .Miiuori d L liurcn. 
All that was mortal of the late Joseph 
Brown was laid awav in Hellenback Ceme- 
t»Tv Mo-.idav. March •-'-. A lart-.- number 



oca'^eil. r-i-ttd by Itev. Dr. lIodi;c iuul An Akc.I Lmlj's Dcalli. 

Ji.v. I)r.J',irl.i). The pall bearers ux-n- \V. Our iowusiiKiii, Jojepli Birlibock, met 

^^■. l.onmis, W. a. I'lirfOiis, T. J. Chuse, IS. will, ii boic;vvriiic-ut on Miirch .'iD, in the 

(;. ('nrpfiil-r, l^ainh M. Leach, and S.-muii'l d.ath „1 hi- timi'.Im r. (.1 rrc(l.ir,.i. I'roni tho 



fi(;f. V. . I ! . a fall ot top roc-ii 


1;. ' ' ■ ; - 


; ■ ,,..•,■;'' 1 1 '.-, H 


in III' I :. , ■ . from the effi-c't^ of 


to ■ ■ . 


'.■,.•:• 1, .:..;•, 11. 


whiili i . . ;, ', ■:'>. ;!fter nn amount 


1 ■ 1 . 


• . : ■ ■ ■, 1 1 - : ■ ■ ■>IJ, 


of V,:- - .v.. made death wel- 




:, ; ,::.•.- 'il- 


coim-. Ii 1 i, : land there were 


1 1 ' ., . 


,■ ■ i ,:■•.■,, ! ■ !he 


cxieii-: I Mr. Conrnd 


V ■; ', 


, ■ . ■,..,. • • • -. d 


cam. ; , . • :,, (Jerni^iuy in 


1' '■''''". 


,■.■,-■ ['■ . : ,. :• . ■■ u-r 


18:.:-, -i ■■<■ V, .,!, 1,1- , i.r held several 


1,' . r. :.| I,;- 


]., Ii'. r - 1. ■ ... ."■• . -1'.- i"T- 


respon-il.:.. ;o-'.;i'in-^ .■!,- uiiue lio.~?— at the 


Cv-ivcd a .Ir. r 




old Laudniesser breaker, the N?»iiorl 


been worried 


by doijs; the deer seeing her 


breaker, the Krnpire and the .Mocauiuina. It 


made a .ur,-c 


t line for her person, when 


was dnriua hi-= lemi at the latter mine tr.at 


^ll.. L-ra-la^d 


.■11. axe ..lid killed It. by tirst 


the frishtful di-a?ter of jear I.efore la.~t oc- 


h:> ■• ,t • !•- ; 


r...,I 1- , . :....! I!i:-a .-■il':.::- its 


curred, he bcin- eh^ir-ed with the re^pon-i- 






bdily ther.-(or. tru-il and euiivieted. The 


1 ' • • ■■ ' . 1 ' ■ 


. .. ... :.■.■■■ ■ 'lie 


penalty \va< a s.-.uiiiH-. \ilnoli hi^ friends 


\ ■ ■ , 


. ■ 1 . ■, . : ■ ■,..:- Ill ,1 '.■.■(! 


sll.-. ., : : '.. - •' ,1.. were equally 




. .1 • ..;- .ii i.if.r 


rei|i.i:: •■'■'' , ,,i ,' . ,,'■ wereso tort'i- 






nali- :.. ' ' n.^rad married 


\. , ■ . , 


' . ■ , r.-al e-tate 


in W. ,. ! . , .. ,1 Mrs. ].och, 




, ; ; ... : . ..- : Thomas, 


died r: . I' , :.nrvi\ed by 


r-.-..: I -.;.iii 


111 ail i ..::..■. r. a.-d Mrs. \Vm. 


chihir. . . ■ ; one. A pon. 


JohiLSOn, bull 


1. ef thi= place. 


Chn-i i ! 1 ,., mouth. Philip 










Cum ' 1. ■ • ' , - - alid Peter, of 


A Ii. 


kIu)'. Cui.traetor Ijeail. 


Wilk. >;,■:,;:.;:.,:;-. ..nd Mrs. Spen- 


William U- 




dkr, of thHiiiy ..a ^i-;er. Foneral Thnrs- 


ton Man- 




daj at 3 iiotu tho famdy re.-idcuce on Roi.s 


70. lb ,, 


• ■ ■ ■ ■ • ■ - i ■ . ■ : . .... 


Street. 


rhenui,.;!-,; . 


1 _,. ,, -., . :-^ ,." ■■: i' :>-d 


A Tailor'- I.on:,- Life Kude.l. 


entirely, ..... i 
constantly. 




For more than a third of :: century there 


mand his 


Ciii; . , ■- ,.., foU.lwed. 


has been n niPrehant tailor in our niid^t. 


Mr. Be.t is s 


IIIV!-.. .:,: hut with 


and he fuIlo«ea hi- trade for a even a lon-er 


him 1.1- ...vn 


fa.,,1 .,■ .; •..,:-. 1,1. only re- 


pel i'.I ! • tiH 1- '-."I, ■/ here, ill- name was 


Hi .;..;■ ■'...'.'■ 


:■ ' r i . • ,,i.a a tew months 


Ile!:ri ( ■ • , > ■ .'-.Ike. aiul lit- died of 




: 1 lace. Mr. Htst was 


par!; -. , , Mareh :.!!.. .Mr Iv.u-elUe 
l~'i.' ...i',:,',^ I,', \:-'-r'iea and M-ttlii',.' in 




■ 1 i.uil.lrr. and in his 


!l. '-;,'..'' liiV 


i.i-i .■..i.iu..-t..>'! hereabouts was 


Wiik- .-l:,.,,- m L~.-.:J He m-.rnej a .%irs. 




i.niiof (.ri.li-'es ot. tt.e northern 


Kn-cnk.-. ,aid for ni-anv vrars w isiri the tail- 


divi-ion of 


lie. D. L ,V W- Ki:. . ih.n 


oring: hu-me-s with h^r two sons, nnrier the 


known :\s the 


l.ec^'.ttV Creek Kit. In simi- 


linn name ol l.iit;i-lke ^V Kusehke. His >, e. 


lar cap.K-ny 1 


le was eoiinecteil with thesoiuh- 


o..d wife w.i- .Mary Barih. who sn.viv.-> him. 




.t the same roau, and later be- 


He had no ehildren by , iiher u.ai iia«.-- He 


came bralae 


builder and master e.rp-nter of 


has always be,-n a diliyeiit worker, altend- 


the Laekaw^ 


inna ct Bh.omsburi; UK. in 


ins stri(^tly to l,ii~in--s. and was .■n^r,it;,-d at 


which c.ipac.l 


;y he c mtinued while his health 


his trade up to th,- d.iy of his prostration, on 


held out. .S... 


ri.H years since when, on cer- 


Friday la,-i. He passed out of life quietly 


tHinacc-.iunt. 


the .;iiestion was raised as to the 


and peac^-fnlly. He was of qniet ilem^anor 


stability of t 


he Uilki-s.iJirre bruU'e. he whs 


and an ex-ellent and substantial eit-/.t.n. He 


one of H com 


mitteowho r-ade a th-irou-h 


w.-is an Odd Fellow, both of subordinate 




.and report respertnig it U hile 


loilee -iiid eneainpm,-iit. and wa« a member 


abl», after re 


iiri..^' IroNi the railroad, he car- 


of th- (ierinan LmhiTHn Chmch. Hh ha.l no 


ried on the pi 


ctnre tr.ime bu>ine-< in K'lm^ 


r.-latives in .^menea. Fnr.oral S^md. y at 'J 


ion. Hewa- 


. a <-on.ist<iit m.n.l.er of the 


from his l.,te residence, T'.' South liiver 


M. K. ('hurcl 


., and in all respects a yood 



rin: lusrouKw r. i;Kcoi:n 



iiiti.Y i:i:-r: 



Df.-.con Fincli 



for 



i>f I.< 



i.Carlic,no:,lo L.a 1, r. 1 
TtiP lioiiioot I'hilip arjil l-'.iiinie Felt?, in 
(irt-i'iitit-lil Town^lll|l, J.ai-kiiwaiiLii Coanty. 
was iiiHiic- j'oyoUK un iiK-iliy, I'eb. 1, by a 
(ainily fjiitlierius to ct-lnjratu tlie uinetieth 
l>irtlnlay of Mrs. FaiiLy t<[>eucer. who is 
keeping hnuse on tlie old liomestend wliere 
fhp first commonced after tier marriage in 
]81S. 

Fanny Spencer wii'i born Feb. 1. 1707, in 
ritlston Town.=hi(i, Luz.'rne Connty. She 
oame into Gr-'cutit^ld with her fatli«'r. I^anc 
Finch, in IslO, was married lo L^uuard 
Spcucerin l'>18: conuiieuced houseiieepiug 
on the farm on which she now resides, 
was the mother of eight children, of 
which six are now livini;: grand-ohil- 
uron tliirtv-MjVt-n. now living twenty- 
fix; .-. .! li ■!.«..■: : !;.: •: tv-four. cow liv- 
ing' ii : 1 . ' ■ t grandchild 
isiiv..:^ iiii and married. 
iiLttiug held in 
ded Scott I, was 
Silas Comfort, 
ittt-r.ihe united 



She 



held in their house by 11 

about 1831. About six ye: 

with the M. E. Church and from that tin 

until the prf.-ent her house has ever been 

welcome home for the ititieraiit. 

Her father's family i- remarkable for lo 



- born 
. Feb. 

■t. 10. 
s.i and 
rs old. 



A Former Wilkcs-lWrre.ln Dciul, 

lOwesrn, tN. Y.) Gazette.! 
Joh'iS. Madden died at his rtsidfm 
the town of NMinll. ;;.. 1' .. i.' .r ". - 
March 2-J. Mr. >' . - ' , 1 

ick, Ireland, .Jm.. 1 ;. ! ; ■ 

America in .Ma\ . 1 . .1 , _ ,:>.■ i- . -n . , i 
Siiscinehnniiii Couiiii , I'.v.. .vh.u iiu i, 
two years. He removed thenco to \\ 
Barre, where he remained until 1(^11, 
he came to Warren, Bradford County. 



he 1 



ilt 



aftt 



a saw null .m ■! ;■: i-i i'.. 
a tannery. ]Ii= ImildiLg- v. t re de.-iroyed 
by lire three times, the last time titteeu 
years ago, and were not rebuilt. Mr. .Mad- 
den nccnrmil 'ted a hamisouie fir.ipeity. but 
lost laii;, :. Ml i:. ■ I : ;.. oi I'.e Kureka 
.Mowii;;; \- , ■■ : ■ .ring Co.. 



and laboied 



lie 



as H prominent Demo- 
crat. He loaves a wife, two tons and four 
daughters. 

Death of au Aced I.nzeriie Count ian. 

James Uos^. a Wf;i-ka..wn citi/.-n of Dal- 



.^.•ed man he said that 
-n poor and poisonous 
re of it. At the age of 



in Da 
Ids tn 

ally!''. 



his advanced age, for a year 



.Inli- Foster nee Fmnt.. was born April 'lA, 
ISrvJ: died July '-ii;. l-s;U. b.-ing twenty-nme 
years old. L»vina Benson nee Finch, was 
born March 1.8, Iml"). is living; eightv-ouo 
years old. 

Sally .Marsou, net" Finch, was born .May 4, 
1808; living, being 70 years old. Solomon 



County, and 
bound;! sinc( 
Tuesday at ~ 



s was a native of Lnzerne 
has never lived outside its 
his birth in 170-1. Funeral 

am. at Carverton. 



Tin-: msmincAt. i: 



Tlio Late AViu. S. Duvis. 

Thp Diuivill« -■Inii'cifK 11 meutions tlio nt- 
tenddnco upon llui funeral of tlifi lalo Win. 
a. Davis i-' I'-t r'i"''-. of Daniel FdsvarJ- 
ami l:ri. 'I', f. i: \ irils, of KiUKslon. 'J'lio 

.•111/.,,.- .•;■ 



ofl)isaj,'c. ;,.i. i),.M~ wasborn in (ilaiii- 
luorsiiUhliirc-. bouUi Wales, in isuft. 11« 
emiurated to ihio country in 1830 una 
fettled in I'ollr^ville. In ISob he came to 
Danville and lor tlu' i.:i-t thirty \(ars lias 
resided here, I":'" . .i' i.;- o. , ;| ■.: i-.-. !i ,i 
of a miner, ex i ■, ; \ . 

when his «;;.• i ; ' ' i t !• 

arduous tasK- II. ; -.1 ii-.. '.--'-•w.j \>'- 
SOD. \Vm. O. Diivis 111, til ihe iiiUiiiaiir. ,.f 
old age took a strontr hold on him. re-nitinj; 
in his death on last Monday mornint; utter 
a short illness: Mr. D.ivis was a tluod citi- 
zen and beloved by all his ECqiiinntauees. 
His wife died some siiteea years -akd. Ho 
loaves two suns to mourn his lo?s, W. C. 
Davis, of this place, and Daniel S. Davis, 
of Kingston. 

Twenly-Five Years in Town. 
It was just 25 years ago Monday that our 
fownsniHii, H. H. Derr c;.i!ie to Wilkes- 
Barre, and in conver-iilion wiih him on Sat- 
urd'n relalive to this o,iiarier-ce;;:niniHl, 
Mr. IX-rr -aid it wa- remarkable what ad- 
vancement Wiikef-Barre irid ni:'.de in that 
space of time. Tnis aJv luceiuent is in 
territorial area, in pop.)l rtioii. in railroa i 
faciluits and ir, th.) v.al.a- ..f n al esrate. At 
that date, March I! J, lStV>. Mr. D»-rr came 
into town alone and on foot. Instead of 
being the important railro: d centre that it 
now IS, niakint; it one of the most arivaut- 
Rgeonsly located business points in the 
country, it had only one road, the Lehiyli it 
Susquehanna, which had a depot at the 
lower end of M<in Street and liois ed a few 
passengers up the .\shley plaue.s. But even 
this means of exit wj.s suspended 
in the winter seas.jn. Tne only out- 
let north was via the Lackawanna iV Blooms, 
burg road at Kingston. .Mr. Derr lajs his 
brother, ThotDpso,i, h-A i.rn-,- led iiiir, some 
six years and that th,- .Ki- ,,M. r : i, 11. H. 



railroad. Thai jear iK-. 
'Ihomiisou DtrriV Bro. w 
the busine-s was not exte 



now Hlauds the Lohiyli Valley KK. dej.ot. 

Not only has the poimlatiou been multi- 
plied liy I'O. liul the v.ahiu of real estate has 
advanced, fully as ,, lu-l. if rr.« more. Mr. 
Derrsass he was ..InM.lin 1- •; the prop- 
erty on I'ublicSiii '-■•, ,1 ] ,1 ic Long's 
Rlore i, now lu. aii i. .; ■•. :i loot front. 
I'r.ii"<ity on Pu'jlic .-5 (lai u to ih;y i» worth 
>{.•• :< a foot. 

I I li.roiich of that day has become a 
I . ..,eilyand has added suburb after 
,1 !. unlil -careely a trace of old Wilkes- 
1- I >i. A.rable. 'Ihe latest addition 
1 :; • - I . made bv Mr. Derr himself, 
■,w, ... , i ■,r,-hase of -111 acres Ihe Con- 

■., ... ■ I M in -Nortli Wilke-Hirre. will 
tlirow lanidreds of desirable l.uildin- lots 
into the market. Its proximity to the Le- 
hiu'h V.dley ^hops and Ihu Sneldoii axle 
worhs. as well as its neariie-s to town, make 
itl'Min;; :'.■ ih -irabl- for homes for work- 
1.. , .. . : ; :r, Mi) :.'i).J lots h.avBl,eeD sola, 
- : , ■ 10 a front f.iot. It would 

!..,:.,:. !!;..; i, kuow the vaUie of this tract 

.Mr. Derr came here without oapital hut 
by irdustry he hn.s become highly siicce-sful 
in bn-itess. Besides this he has taken snch 
an intere-t in the development of the town 
ami the advancement ot the interests of the 
coiumaiiity that he has for many 
3 ears been an indispensable factor 
in our local life. While he has achieved a 
competency out of our people, hi) has always 
spi'tit hi~ moii.-y liere and in that way has 
replaced everjthuit: he took out. His bnsi- 
uess life has not been a parasitic one by 
any me.ins. 

His host of friends will unite in c ncratu- 
lating him on pas-ins the quarter century 
tio-t in hi- business life, with a satisfactory 
record lor th^ pa-t and a briyiit outlooK for 
the future. 

.Vn Oltl Uill;es-''.-.rre lalilor. 

iXonh Wal-sK,coid.l 
Samu.d R.Gordon, of North Wales, has in 
his posse-siou an old copy of the I'mitsi/I- 
ni.iin iy,i,-r.-=po„il.;il, j.ublished by Asher 
Miner, in Dosle-town. It is .,f the date of 
SeptHinber 1.5, lT:ja, and is intere-ting from 
its antiquity. .\.-her .Miner w.c- the father 



;s Cjuiii 



OLD Tl HE RIVER 

tfieHtinf,' Iv.iiiinKc'oi 
WriKl'l, hBfl.— .V N<>\ 



T}JK jnsTORlCAL JiECOnn. 



>r Whose Mii 



iitivii cf'iiiii> fmiud pcopo iu n 



[L'!ttCT 



. till. Kilil 



In passiDR over the L-iek^iwarina .t 
Bloonif-biirR KR., ii certain ijoiut neiir tho 
I'lymoath Aciidtmiy Jilwnjs calls up reco- 
lectious of the time wH(!ii it \va.< the scene 
of ba^y eiilt-rpiise. li inithi be ilitilled to 
theai.p;ll.iti..u of a Miipjard. There was 
not i!- 1 i I I I'l :; ■ valley. It wa.- ine point 
of pill, , . : . I 1. Hero the Smiilis, 

pioDi.'. '■. I ' .;;,•, con^tructej their 
Hrks, I'll '111 : i> li! II excavated Im-in. as I 
romeiiiUr it, thret- or four hnudrpd feet 
fquare. From the bar-in, a cttal otitlctled 
to the river. 'J'hts was a dry basin, nntil 
filled by tho back flow, in limes of fn-sliets. 

Tho bottoms of the' a: '. -, i, • !^ !, rt in 
length, were lii-st con-' 1 .: :, • ' iji^ 

uppermost. Then tiny v^r, 

and thesiiJ.-- and dia..:.ii!. a - a l.,l-add- 
ed. Till, v,,r -.1 .!:,i.,s iill,:., wit'i Coal 
at our , 1 !-iUi! ot the river, and 

men K a : a i, .:, i a . a . The pilot had charge 
Of the iLoi.t uai, ;,.f i^ersmau the hind one. 

I had tho honour, iu my boyhood, of tak- 
iDK two voyages ou coal arks, li.-a excite- 
ment of river navigation was very great in 
going down to tide water. But the nn-river 
tramp, on foot, not so agreeab'e. Hat we 
formed lively pquads ou the march, and 
found abundant »upplits of ha:u and eggs 
at the taverns. 

X have made the fore','oii 
the notice of an imph-meut i 
tion, which. I am dl-nosed 
original with th.' c j al tr ■ Jc 
rope, !'.- t! a r ;'! >!. a i .a, 
the li-ia ., .', ■ :: : , ; 



tory to 



man 

a valr 
near 1 
tied 
the 



his 



to 



.•cd 



sacrifice and na 
our State. There, m a leai '.- titne. an.ah-r 
child died during the i r^vailanc- of a f.acnl 
epidemic. He >aid this ^^:,~ mo-,- iHau l,e 
could stand, and palh d one for ( l^do. Wry 
soon, in the iiaw locality, he lost two more. 
He swore vengeance aai'insc the Buckeye 
region, and, bankriiiuial in means, came 
back to I,uz-rne. (Vph his ai.ti-iehrile 
convictions in full bias-, he ?ev,-red connec- 
tion with the Imman race iiad sqp.attei lu 
the woods at the foot cf the Nurlli Mount. -.in, 
back of Harvey's Lake, tiv" nulr-s frj.':! the 
Dearest neighl'or. A ditiiciilt place, as hu 
thought, for a fever to Slid out. lie [mt op 
his cabin on tue margin of a small pond, 



Doyle&towu, March 28, 1837. 



.. with tho 
I laidy of a 
I I If ou top of 
E. \\'rigdt. 



Wilcox CciieatoRical D.ita AVanted. 

[LettiTtollicKditor.J 
Isaac and Craudal Wilcox, brothers, came 
Dm Rhode Island to the Wyoming Valley 



ilcox, of Minisiuk, con- 
Icox, husbandman, and 
eksmith, land in Wilkes- 



t^es in III- ' ' !' i "f Purchase 1754. 
Hh was fna . I'.aa ■ , . 

H')W '.vera .\ai ,a ! ' ...a I, IMisha and Eseu 
relatad to Isa .c a.nd CrauJal, if at all? 

Any information regarding these people is 
desired by William .\. rt'ilcox. Wyoming, Pa. 

Tho newly organized Bucks County So- 
cielv has had a seal cut. It is a fac simile 
of tho first seal of Bucks County. It is a 
shield in the -jeutre, with ttio Penn circles 
or balls across the middle. Above is the 
tree branching forth, while on the sides 
de(iending from tho top of the shield are the 
vims or branches. Around the edge is tho 
inscription "B leks ("'nauty Hintorical Soci- 
ety—Incorporated 1S30." 



rill': Hisroi.'ic.M. i!i:cniti>. 



could 



hii].,' ;'.•:: ,' : ■, .'..• ii;)-.!tcr tlit-ii- 

fuM'i '.''•■■ , ■ .1 thpy would iii- 

lrixiii> I 1 i i .:! >i , . 1 a ,-larlei.l iimoug 

their i:uii.ULu,.-ii-.. 

Demo<:r:it.-< at llairi-liur^ sn?pectej that 
some movemeut autatioui^iical to thoir in- 
terest was bfini; inHii-nriitHCl. imd Mi'hile 
Hosea wa~ absiiil v.i ) 'lii ''.Ipir i :■. day or 
two, rarlif^ ,-iii'(-,t.i' i n, ■ :':•.• lO.-i-i-s to 
his truuk Mild Hl.,tr ■■■.;:: ■ ■ , pHper;; 
relalius lo tin- -. - ..i the 

ljea;,'Uf: ai.'-o nur t-i.i:..:-, i , . ., > ^ . ; ;;.e or- 
trauiZHt'.oii, which Wfre i iit.li-icd iu tlis 
Harrisbiirc Patriot and Ciiim}. ar.d mauy 
other papers. Tlie I'atriul find Cion was 
curious to know who the tcdor^crs of the 
orgauization were, etc., and t: e /.I'rco.e 
Union, of Wilkes. Barre, rt-poi,ded by 
giving ns all a rakin:; down, calUug the 
writer a John Browu .\ijolitioni,-t. xiuch, at 
that time, was about ;■.- n,i r. — .:- an t-i-i- 
thet, viewed from t!.' ' ■ • ipoir.t, 

as could well bo appi;. i '. : ; 

Hosea, to whom nft -. i;-' :; :- - n uiade, 
resided, I thiuk, at (-■Hrb._.!:a.af. i It- was 
afterward? assistMnt [irovo-t luar-hal in 
time of the war, and was sliot and killed by 
a deserter whom he wai eudeavoriiiL! to ar- 
rest. 

The I'niou League .speedily grew from an 
apparently obscure ori.'iu to national prom- 
inence and iiDpurtanoe. It is closely con- 
nected with, in fact it comprises piartof, (he 
history of the war of the Kebelliop. It ren- 
dered etiicient aid to the party in po',ver, 
both during and subsequent to the v.-ar. 

C. J. B.ii.Dwix. 

Norwalk, O., March 28, 1867. 



A writer in the Leader takes e:scpt>tion 
to the reminiscence furnished the llncor.D 
by Columbus J. Baldwin, of Norwalk. (_)., 
relative to the oriraniziiii; of the L nion I.eat;- 
ne, and in the course of the article sa>s: 

It is true that the orL'auizatu.u originated 
in Luzerne Co., but Hosea (^arnenler. of 
Scott township, who was s^nt to llarri.-burg 
with the important letters from the Ln/eriie 



A foriiitr IJe.ieh Haven l.ady Dead. 

Mrs. .\iiiia Sfielj , widow of .\udrew Seely, 
a well known resident of lower Luzerne 
County, died on Monday, .\pril 4, at the resi- 
dence of her son-in-law, J. \V. Drei-bach, 
with whom she li id lived for seven 5 ears,. 
Slie was sic!; only a few d.iys a!;d death re- 
seulted from pnenioonia. .Mrs. Stely's 
maiden name was b'e.'istennacher, and she 
was born in Sal ni Tuv. n^iup i;:i \eirs aijo. 
Herhu-\,.i .i. v^: '. v.- :' f M, , ,, r..;. \ -,^,.n 
years a,,,. , ,:,■>■-.' ,, : . >^'^ ly 



ine Jlrudei :.],..; : ' ■ ■' .'-.jb 

Housenick, of th: Airs. 

Ilombach, of W,.:- . ,! : - '. i 'l.ael 

Hess, of Salem. :.;.a J.ii li 1 i;. N\._.-_-, of 
lloUeuback. Juuu I'ei.si.-rnsicher, ox 
Salem, is the only surviving brother. 
Mrs. Seely was a member of the 
I'resbyieriao Church ^.r.d wur.-nipped at the 
Kouth \'> i:,.i - l.'.i:. I ■■■1.1, .--.le was a wo- 



trom residence of .Mr. Ijreishach. 101 Kan- 
over street, proct-edinc on lu o'clock tram 
to Beach Haven by L. c\: B. KK. Interment 
at Beach Haven. 



\l the annual mcelini; of the Montgomery 
County Historic il Society the following otli- 
cers were recently elected: I'resident, I heo. 
\V. Bean; Vice IVe^ideiits. ex-JaJge H. C. 
Hoover and Ur. iiiram Cors.ni: Secretary, 
Isaac Cluseu: Treasiir»T, Uijliam .McUer- 
iiuitt: Trustees. H. .M. Kratz, Benjamin 
V\<Ttznf r; .lames Detweiler, J. K. Ciotwala 
and VMlliam McDeruiolt. Interesting 
I^apers on several historical topics were 
read. 



Slight Ch-liit;" i» Naiiif. 
At the March inpctiui; ot City Connc 
iinnic of G.irpytown \iund \v:l; clKin!' 



tnk.li Iv - , . . . ,1 burv.'j. 

'I'll. : •, ■ , 'A ere iiKide at the- fol- 

lowiii ■ I I ,; 1 . il:irJ and fourtli on the 

J'lihiK > I :-■ -rcoiulat Fort Durkee, 

eitiiatu t... tl.L l-.'.i.l. of the Sn^cme^naiina 
nbout where tlie residei^i^e of Wm. L. 
Couyiiehnm stands. The lirst at a poiiit 
uukQOWu. 

The distances apart, in a pouthern direc- 
tion, would be: the third, -.4 rods south of 
the fourth: the second about SU rod- sunlh 
of the fourth, and tlie first about 142 rods 
Bonth of the fourth. 

I aectpt the fourth point of observation 
as giving tlie mo-it perfect re-nIt, a- it uas 
done with modern in-trunieiits iiruie ex- 
pressly for that kind of work, wiih <.'rL-=it 
care and at large expense, acd after many 
observations, io a house built for the pur- 
pose, covering a considerable period of 
time: while the otiiers were made by corn- 
mon surveyors' compasses in the wood- or 
on the open plain. 

The agreement is very closi considerine: 
the great disadvantatje* under \v!iiri, the 
early observers labon.ii '>'.',, i ; the 
Couyugham observation ;t i ; :. He 

was on a visit to the . ., . :" -,. and 

noted in his journal "\\ :,,.--;,: I ,• ,- m 41 
degrees 14 minutes 4U -ccuau^ imj;ui Alti- 
tude." tjiiii'iii-N -Jenkins. 



Not !l r.elative of :Mr.s. Garlielcl. 
Kditoe Rkcoeij: In a communica.tion in 
the Kecoi:i> published .March 'JS. 1::?S7, 
c-igned"\\. J." is tlie statement that "It is 
.-aid that .Mrs. President Gartield is a ;jrand- 
dangliter of -Jacob Kudolpli.'' Jacob Kudolph 
is in Mr. Yarington's list of business men 
in Wilkes-Barre in ItelS. He married a 
daughter of Darius l'.-,.,l.ju, uf Hanover. 
Mrs. President C .;-. '1 •.. - r.o relative at 
his. Her trr. ■ • ,r. t • ■■ was Jacob 
Rudolph, of :.; :. r grandfather 

was John Riulil; . a ,... ,1, ,., d from Marv- 
land to Ohio a- t,;... ,.- i : . ;. Her father 
was born m Ohio, and v,as alive there tiiree 
years ago, and has no knowledge of any of 
his uncles or cousins coming to Fcuiisyl- 
vauia. H. B. Pmii:. 

Dr. H. HoUister, of Providence, ha-^ a 
sericof interesting article- running in the 
Saturday issues of the Seranton 1 ,,';!,. 
descriptive of life in the Lackawanna Valley 
40 years ago. 



ben Downing. 



lastFridn I- : , . . ■ ;:■. 

'3. B. L..V. :, ■ : ■■ ■ ' . -t 

known iiil'Al'^' u t-. v, : ■, 1- ;- . .. i: ^1: In . lit..- 

session of his fairily for almost a hundred 
year=. It was a re-union of all the members 
of hi- family, with the exception of two, who 
found it impossible to attend. I'hire were 
present .Mrs. Wlieeler. of Brandon, age '.'0 
vear?; Mrs. Goodiich. of Brandon, age 
t-8 years; Mrs. Bet-ey .Mead, of 
Kutland Valley. age Ki y.-ar^: 

.Mr.-. Ruth Parmelee, of Toledo, 
(ihio, age SO years, .Mrs. Hewitt of Bran- 
don, age 7.". vears, .Mrs. Huttertield, of 

'IV•'^'1M 'f-, '7-_' •..-.r^, all of them sisters 

.,; :-, I .,.,. I , .> :" A,.in«s. and be.-ides 
'.:.. i .. , .. .1.1. age 7r, jca.rs. 

A. . !. . : , ^.J, n::e il7 years, 

a:,. :.. - -;-. . .,,,: !.,, ':,..:■. and Mr. Dove, 
l.'.ud hi:/iseli wpo 1- T ) year- old. The 
united age of these nine members of the 
family is 701 years, to which must be added 
theageof nuolhor .-i-ter and brother not 
i.r. -.T.t, ]■ .1 >. ■-. '..:r .: a lo':,! ,,f -,,;! 



if Wm-I 


IlillCloll. 


br,mU of 1 


\\^ three other rods who 


Ut-J to 


repriDt n 
;eu.Gei>i«e 


coudiict. tlu- 


lin-iness on tho sound 




priuoiplo, wl 


lich h;ive iiiado it a per- 




Hodudou. 
'>: Sllb^i.-t- 


maueiit mk-c 


0-^. Mr. Moiijiin ha:; now 




laid ii-^i.l. tl>r 


Mvi ri ^iiQusiLiililies of busi- 






uessliir. .1, 1 


' 1' 1 ir>' plcasuroof Beeing 




' 'n! The 
. of Mrs. 


hisSv... , 


'; ' vl on llieir own feetin 




coutrol L.i iv.. 


.1/1 i!i. idiportant indnatries 



Dr. lr.|u!iHrl, who H :i !,TaiKli!aiiKhter of 
Maj.i: >lodt:Jon. 'llio letter was written at 
llie clo-c^ of tho Rovolutiocary War, be- 
tween the ser^siuns of Couprre-'s. which open- 
ed at Princeton, N. J., June 30, 17b3 and 
closed at Annapolis, Md., Not. 20, 1783; 

PniL.\DRLPnn, ir;th Dec. 1783— Siit:The 
Trunk, and two boxes or cases which jou 
brought from New York for nie. witli a few 
other articles, which I sh.dl send to you to- 
morrow, I would h.ive go by I.aud as my 
I'apers, and other valuable things are con- 
tained in tliem. 

Tho Boxes and other parcels which were 
sent from i;ockyhiU by Col. ilorgan, may 
go by water to .\le.\audria, for which place 
a. vessel (Col. Butdlu informs me J is just on 
the poiDt of sailing, and will prohably be 
the last for that Kiver, I'olouiack, this season 
— let me intreat therefoie ihut the opportu- 
nity may not be lost in srudiug them by 
her. 

Inclosed is 40 dollars— ."j more than your 
account.— I am sir a-» 

Mo-to!i.-d. Servt 

G. WisUi.NGIO.N. 

Sam'l Uodqpon Esi^. 



2, lei-J by 
the .\1. E. 
.r later he 



Almost a Golden VFediling. 

On April 2J occurred the J.-Jth anniver- 
Fary of the wedvli'i 
Morgan. .Mr. M 
bycoatiu.i..w-,-. 
tury, and u i : 
Kev. Mr. Hr;-!,. i 
church in \\i,„.., 
entered the \,oM a 
being Klino A .Morgan uaf.l 1817, when .Mr. 
Morgan became solepropr elor. The estab- 
lishment grew into l^r^'H i:o;'Ortnin?, be- 
coming one of the suli-tuiual inaustrie^ of 
the town, by reason (if .Mr. .M'>rjau's ster- 
ling busiue-s qualities, iu l27ii Its owuer 
and founder h-ia the sati-iactiou of placing 
the business in tho hands of two of iiis t-ous 
who are now eng iged as wnolesale manu- 
facturers with a large factory on North Main 
Street. 

In 1>'<;8, though still engageJ in the shoe 
busine-, .Mr. .Morgm estaoli^aed the hard- 
ware tirin fif C. .Morg-m <i: S jn on the pre- 
sent location of the Pe5;ie's B,-.uk. In 
March of last year he severed his conection 
with this concern also, leaving it in the 



of the town. 

On Saturday there was a quiet family re- 
tiniou at the residence on North Franklin 

Street, all of Mr. a-id Mrs. Morgan's child- 
ren heil '- I , !,'. .■, .• .' i: n wedding is an 
anuiv. i , ^ ■ , , lu Wilkes- 

B;^rre, I ., , ; . ■ -, have rea-^on 

to ante'. !■ ' i- i. i ,. • i , h:i, tho former 

being '..; ..ud u,.- l.nici wl jiml-^ of age, both 
being halo and hearty. 



Another Old Land 3Iark Going. 

That historic old residence corner of 
Franklin and Union Streets, once occupied 
by Chief Justice John Bannister Gibson, is 
now in process of demolition to make room 
for the block of six private lesideuces to oc- 
cupy the same lot extending from Union 
street to tlie old cana'., now L.V. RR. track. 
This is an old structure, so old that perhaps 
no one living here remembers when it was 
built or by whom; the frame is yet staunch 
and sound, but the style of architecture is 
too aniiqaated for the present generation, 
and more than that, laud is too scare to al- 
low a half acre to each dwelling here in the 
central portion of the city. 

The old frame building adjoining the 
Leader otlice at)out to be removed to make 
room for two tine whole-^ale stores, though 
it may not be considered as among the ''old 
landmarks," i~ yet not of very recent date. 
It was first used as a public hou=e by .\rchip- 
pus Parrish, after the destruction by tire of 
his forrni r hotel, whieli stood on the east 
side of 1'. ;•. ' M ■ S iuare, about where 
Jo.-iah I .i.v.v are. The old 

tavern V. ' . : : '.:;r night of 2:id Feb- 

ruary, a', lii ^ ,. I-.11. The sleighing 
was line Mu i.ii ^. i ,tiiU ihere was to bo a 
Washiugtvi^r... bath-aay ball at night. 
Bright ures i,ad been kindled to warm up 
some of the upper roouw tor tiie comfort of 
expected gue.-ts daring the early evening, 
when at about '.I o'clock a cry of tiro was 
hoard on the Public Square and llames were 
seen shooting up through the shingles of tho 
roof, and iu he.lf an hour the old hostelry 
was reduced to ashes. The new building 
was used but a short time before Mr. 
I'arrish removed to auother hotel, corner of 
Public Square and Eist .Market Street, 
which was bI.^u destroyed by lire many years 
ago. 



Tllh: ni^TOIUCAL RECdlll). 



VTKItlCSTINCi I!!;.1TINIvci;NfIN. 



id tlinl n fellow tr 



Letter 



.Soventy Team Ak<> In WtlkPk.Itai 
Karly 15ulh!lii(,'s-Two Itiotli.! 
-Tcarhiiij, :i Jiliiid iislcr \U 
with Wooden Type. 

A I; coKi) miiu metlsano M. Thomas tlie 
other diy. that Koutloraau remarking that 
his niothvr, widow of JeiJ-ie Thoma*, coald 
five tho desired infonaaiion j.j rPi -.rd lo 
the old house at the con r.f ]'i ■ ' i;: :,] 
Union Street?, uow ii:;; ■ : ■ ,: : : 
to make room for H h.i;,.; . . ' . 
donees. >tr--> Thonv. ; ',. .... ; 'i ; ::, 



ed on I 

She r.. 
about 



■' ■ I'- old house wa.-i built 
' l>y her father, Hon. 

Chai > ' .It «he and her brother. 

Wili.ii.i r. ■ ■• , ■...juder of the RKOonij or 
THE TiMi s, v-fie lorn under its roof. While 
her father wa.s engaged in its erection he 
occupied the house Ht tho corner of L'cio.; 
and RiTOr Streets, noworc.npied by Dr. Ing- 
ham. In 1817 Mr, .Miner .-old it to .Tiiu?e 
Burnside, who was .-i di..tii)^'iii-!ied juri;t, 
the former removing to \Ve-t Chf-'cr. where 
he established tlie ViUivi.: A'.jco:-./. 

All tho four corners except one. tn^iit oc- 
cupied many years Inter by Hon. -Andrew 
Beaumont's house, wore built np.ou. These 
were older th-in >Tr. Miner's hou~e and tlie 



one in tH.. .- 


,...,,.,. t noTURt is still standing. 


n, (,,a,.,i uor. he 


It wa-e 


■■■ :'.'.' house, its own.er 


Ei)i-eo[ial was ii 


beii],_:sr 


; i.t man in his diy. 


entrance. 


On the i : 


r, cow the Stickney 


Mrs. Thotra^ 




L i'..!.ner hou-e, known to a 




later goner:;!; 


ion a- thf. ••old red house." The 





Palmers afterwards removed to Mt. Holly, 
and they were a lar^e family. The Bean- 
mout house was built years after, in t"e 
early dajB of the canal and was intended by 
.\Ir. Beaumont as a ware house for canal 
shippint' rather than for a dwelling. 

Franklin Street ended at Union 70 years 
a^o. Above Union it was raJlt-d the ";;reen 
lane" and was a f.ivorite pi ivijrouijd for our 
parents and craudcarents V-.irinf the first 
decade or two of tt.o ceiitnry. T.'ier" were 
no houses above Union eicept that of Capt. 
Bowman, now the residence of Mrs. Col. k. 
H. Bowman. 

Owin^' lo the fact that Mrs. Thomas spent 
most of hor earlier davs away from Wilkfs- 
Barre, fho cannot tell who occupied the 
Miner honse sobseqnent to Judge Br.rrside, 
though she recollects that Joseph LeClerc 
lived there in 1833. 

Mrs. Thomas well remembers the conse- 
cration of the lir-t S*. Stephen's Kiuscopal 
Church in iT'^a, by Bishop White. It was a 
Creat event in Wilkes-Barro and as .Mrs. 
Thomas had lived amont: Ijnakor influences, 
Bhe (then nine years old) had never ^■■nx\ a 
Burpliced oleri,'yman bo'ore. She remembers 
; to visit VVilkes-Barre at that time 



Her description of her father's printing 



listening closely to th'ir stirring n 
Cf pioneer privaiiois and Indian le 
and then recallinL' them to tier f,,| 
ho returned houie to put his data r 
Charles Miacr was l>orn in Conn. 
1780 and came to Wilkes-Barre 



77//; iiisyonrcAL nr.' 



where his brother Ashor I ^.-reat framUnthor 
of tht^ presi-iit Ashev Miner) cstab 
lished the Aia-viu- O-mi/v fi-dn-alisi 
iu 1801, ia which year Uie "Willcffi-liarre 
Ga-dU', ovaicil by 'I'iioiaas Wrifiht, ueased 
imbUciitiou. AiOut Miner ninrried the only 
dauahtor of Thouris Wright aud Charles 
married hiii i;nina-diiiii:hter, Letitia, dau{.'h- 
ter of JofC[jli Wriyht, who liKd edited his 



father's p!i 


per. li 


11 l!?0 


•I tlio two Miners 


formed a , 


iartn>r< 


liip. w 


hioii 


eoiitimied two 


year?, at w 


hi.'h tin 


le A-h 


L-rn.i) 


ved to Doyles- 


town. It. 


l-^i>7 (1 


l.-i'lf. 


v.-i? e 


hoted to the 


I'enn^vlv:, 


..1 < 1 . ' 


-1 'I'll- 


.' ■•ml 




the foil -.>; 






I - 




>V(/,-; -' 










Bntltr n .1 




1 ■ 






oliic.j ii: 1 


■ ! ' . 1 . 






: . ! ■ ■ '. 


ChaiM.i.uj 


,,,■! !..>■ 


'':. ' \'\ 




. ■,. ; • i-r, , 


re-elle-.. :' 










was re-.i .11 


.. J ; : 


; . , 






publiMii-.j 
by theui ii; 


iti.. \ ill 


...;.■ /.•. 




until its salt- 


1 la-M. 


U is ; 


^IllMr 


do and hearty. 


Cliarles ro 


.turned 


to \' 


.'yonii 


na Valley iu 


1832, A-!., 


■r foil.. 


■aim:: 


iu 1- 


■ol and llioy 


ended tl.. : 


li\. - . 






■ r 1 1 ' ; • - I , .-■ I : 


Wilke- ' 










towy ..: ■ 








; 1 ■: 1 i 


audi? t, 










Hi,sd.;.;.. . 


u.v>.; u. 


.; li, 1 .. 


i.. ,! 


L;,. 1 li-^ ;, . .1. 


85. Asher, 


who w^ 


1? the 


tiriiiO 


:...tlaTufiIon 


Charles A. 


Miner, 


died i 


n l.'^■l 





Death of H Vonns Lawyer. 

Catarrhal pneumonia of a week's dura- 
tion blotted ont a promising yonug life on 
Friday, April 1, tliat of James Unchanan 
Shaver, Esq.. of Plymouth, one of the 
yonngest members of the Lnzorne Bar. He 
was born iu Dallas. .Jan. 24. 1859, and was 
a sou of Andrew Jackson Shaver, and a 
grandson of William Shaver, of Dallas. The 
family have resided in c- near Wyoming 
Valley since 1796. Deceased moved to I'ly- 
mouth when a mere lad, soon after his 
father's death at Dallas. ]lo was a faithful 
and dilif-t^ut student and was graduated 
with honors from Wesleyan University in 
the class of 18S1, when -^ years of age. 
After gradnatintr he returned to Plymouth 
aud taught in the publio soliools for tlirte 
years. He rrgistered as a law student with 
J. A. Opp.. Ks.j , and was admitted to the 
bar of Lu/-r!iK County la.-; June, after a 
hi^'hly IT. J:-.-. !,!.•.•■ 
queut.> ..[ -i...l . ■ 



It is said 



s a member of the 
and im ellicient teacher in 
He was a brother of Dr. 
lafer and a cousin of Dr. 
..nd thoDavoupuri Broth- 



ince the illuess of Prof. 

Howlaiid, of the Wyoming Seminary, he had 

'11 invited to I'lU his position dunnt: that 

less. aud would have accepted had he not 

isolf fallen a victim to the .same disease. 



' iirday tho Lnzorno bar held a meet- 
; : I;.' action niion its bereavement, and 

I-.. ■■ i;. Ki:!i.. c^.i , v's T!^-',i!(-' cliairraan 

' . .'■ 1 1 '- . ■ The fol- 

. ■.inmittee 
\, I . ' , \. b. Wil- 

'■ . . ;■. ; . ' ■-,'■, 1'. .'.. :,,n.'ii, D. a. 

!■ : . '. ; I .. hng and J. A. (Jpp, who 

I . .1 rue County condole with 

11. :;; :. 1 '.ludred of James Buchanan 

.- ' . . uid dr?ire to express their appre- 
.. •.: of the loss which his unex- 
,: , 1 iliath has brought to them. 
M li'. has come to an untimely close. 
Hi- c.ir.or has ended. His life's work 
was Init be_:un. Tlie future to him was 
full of hopt. ard promise. His life was one 
of lab.ir and a-sulMily, r.ud hi? c;u i -r v.orthy 



the 



ot 



iiud 



and conscientious advocate in all 
that those terms imply. Therefore, be it 

r;..-,,iv..,l Th-.t tlie membtrsof the le;;al 
prill.- '.ii ,.; :),i, county, and particularly 
tl.' ■ V . Mibersof the bar. who have 

e:., . . ,;.rconrse with the decE-a-ud, 

hi... : • ,.;:,, faithful, personal friend, 

ana the l^ar in t;eneral has been deprived of 
one who added to its cliaracter more than 
ordinary virtues. 

.\i: 1 ■•>■.• hiT.I'y extend to the family, and 
fill; I If > idowed mother of the de- 
c . ; 1 ; II ; ithy which may in some 
^i.. : . tiiin them in the hour of 



ion. He Mib.e- 


That these resolulic 


)n.- be en: 


:rosseu and 


Plymouth and 


presented to the i....- 




■ :i^ed, and 


of tlie ca>e.^ upon 


that a copy bu innn 




■ i|.er- for 


s very brief |.rxc- 


publication, and t'. i 




' r,, [nested 


rwtiow .nld have 


to direct the san-v; t 


1 1., -pn- 


.il ui.on the 


d his litV bevD 


records. 







A MOiNTlll.V PliUMCATlON 



DEvorrn i'r.iN-.:ii'.\LLV to 

'^bc Eavl^: Ibistovv; of Vl'^ioniinQ iJlallc^ 

AND CONTIGUOUS TERRITORY 
wni! 

NOTES AND QUERIES 

Biographical, Antiqcakian, Gkxf.ai.ogical 

o 

EDITED BY F. C. JUllNSON, ^,1. D. 



Vol. i] " Apiml 1887 [No. S, 



[prc£^^ of Ci-c iai[!:c?-Karrc l!";ccov^ 



■"" Jr>W(>'»^'r^ v*? 



The Historical Record. 



CoiUciite. 

I'dcr Pence, a Br.nc l--r(nitici- Kanger, C. F. IlilL 
An April Stonii. ^inr! ntlu'i Unscuson;ible Stoniis.. 



Old 

roil 



on Wyoav,- .Monur.u-nt, .l/r.--. Z.iw.r //. 5/>v.v, 
Rfiv.iiiiscfnccs of Old Wiikes-Barre, Dilion Yariii-^toii 

Postage- Fifty W'ars Ai,'o 

Somt. old-time Accoiuus, //. B. Pluml. 

All Aged Odd Fellow 

Maior \V. P. Elliott <lead 

A LidJOi- Trouble- 60 years ago 

I'riccs of Wheat for -/o yejrs 

Et)iiioloc;v of '■Susqueliaiina" 

Rev. I. H'. TorrC]ite ^-s ;'. liible Society A -ert 

SuUivi'ii Kxpedition Journal:, to l:c PubiLshcd 

Rout of the Six* Nations 

Old Time Dancing ^.laMurs, Caub E. Wright 

Wjomiug Hiitoiical and Geological Soci; ly, May Mei 
N'6-1K5— ■' 

Jblon. Samuel D. Ingham 

Indian Relics Found 

Ciipl. John Fries, of Pueks 

Jo„es Family ofUethlehem _ 

Meteoric Shouer ol 1S33 

A \Viiac;;t Reminiscence 

\V. S. Wells' Golden Wedding 

WUIces-iSarre in 1S27 

History of the Mennonites 

Judge Oyer's Bad V,-ritii,g 

West Branch Magazine 

An instance of Indian Prohibition 

The Levan Letter 

Zeisberger Preaclrng to the Indians 

The only Revolutionarv Pen#-oner in Pennsvlvani 

Will of Mrs. K. L. 0.ste;hou: 

Mixed as to the Merediths 

The Pioneer :vlarcv Familv 

.Adoption of the Fed ral Co'. Litunon, \'olunio on. 
Dl.mhs- 

Mrs. Isaac Livingston 

Charles Stnrdevaiu 

Mrs. Ann Perrv.... 

Mi^:. Matiiaa .\na Adams 

Mrs. Hu:h McGr^arlv _ 



El!:.s 
Ed-.v,i 
Ca;..t, 
Beru: 
Miss 
Mrs. 
Alex: 
Geo;- 
lohn 
'Mrs. 
Mrs. 
Mrs. 
Mrs. 



rd Enterline 

John Denn;; 

udFrauenth.-l 

Ellen Cist Rutc-r..., 
Eliwbeth Lee O.v.erh. 
■nder H. Dana 



ge Gregory 

W. Levan... 

Eli.-abcth .Munson.. 
Rebecca Me':".:er He 
Esther McCartv.... 
Julia A. Brown.... 



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APRIL. 188; 



No. 8. 



A ItH.WK IKONTIi:!; 



luokiu, 


and t 


the well kntr, 


Dutchn 


laii t^ 


b and |i 


wlui 


way 111* 




Iq oni 


fOl 1 


u>K 1.... 


and 



■=0 uften 

itli that of .Mo~e3 

■ in, or rather a 

-f tho d.iys of 

I ih:it hi^ proper 

:i name at that 

I ■ in Lancaster 

' •::) there to Sha- 

■ Jt..p,.,K.e, by 

I' r r..-nnr;ylvania 

li- of the letters 

!^h, that iu this 

')rie>. iu relat- 
' ^mpen's adven- 
tiire.=i durin;? ,1 cii'tiviti with the Indian-, 
IVnce i? described as a youn? boy. This is 
a mistake, as Peter was not only a man, bat 
H very nunierdns one, both on the North and 
We-it liranches of the .Sn-iiuehaiina, a- an 
Indian tighter and scout, or. as they were 
called in those days, a ranger. The Urst 
record we have of him is that 
in June, 1775, he enlisted in 
Captain John Lowdou's company, 
Kir.^t Kitie Ketrimeut, commanded by Col. 
William Thomp-on. This company camped 
at Snnbury, thence marched to Keadini,'and 
Kaston; thence through the northern" part 
of the State of New .Jer-ey. and crossed the 
lladson Kiver at .New Windsor, a few miles 
northwest of West Point: tticuce thronsjh 
Hartford to Can-brid^je, where it arrived 
abont theSthof .\iii;ust. Pence's company 
was now fairly to the front and he had an 
opportunity of seeius; the British troops 
whose batteries frowned down upon hini 
trou) Banker, Brerd and Coi'p's hills, as 
also trom their war ships iu tlie harbor. 
The men of the reijiraeut to which Pence 
belonged wt re thus described at the time in 
J'hacher's Mililrn;i .l,.„:-„al: 

"Several companies of riHemen have ar- 
ri%eii htie from Pennsylvania and .\!ary- 
land, a di-tauce of from five hundred to 
seven hundred miles. They are remarkably 
stout and hardy men, many of them excted- 
ini; six foet in heisnt. They are drr-?s.?d in 
riHe shirts an<l round hats. These men are 
remarkable for tho accuracy of their aim, 



strikiuf; a mark with creat certainty at two 
hundred yards' distance. At a review of a 

advance they tired thVir balls into objects of 
seven inch diau.ulcr, at a distance of :i:m 
yards. They are now stationed on our lines, 
and tlieir shot liavo freipieutlv proved fatal 
toliritish otlirrr- and and soldiers." 

If thi- I :i t ' I s' ,'iof the kind of boy 
Ponce \i ;,',(,,. :, he should have been 
somethp ■ 1,, ' ' .1 a boy, when in tho 
mouth (U ,;■ . I,- \ \-. \;\i\ C.v\i\,<-i\ .and 
Pike, v.i;i. 1! ; ,,-, :.,.i . -■,,:, ,;, ■:,, ., - ;,i.d 



of 



Here Pike and tho boy, Jonah Itogens, left 
the party, as they were now near their 
homes. Uu the evening of the ."ith Pence, 
Van Campon and his little nephew again 
took tho river in a canoe and traveled all 
night, as at that time the Indians were on 
the river below Wyomir.s in force. They 
reached Fort Jenkins inow iJri.ar Creek, 
Columbia Comity,; on the moriiiu" of 
the 6th of April, where t.hey nut Col. 
Kelly, with one hundred ju-n, wlio liad coino 
across from the W est lirancli. Here it was 
that Moses VanCampeu lirst met liis uiother 
and her yoani;er children. who iiad 
escaped the massacre iu which hi* f,ither, 
brotlier and nucle met thiir fate 
just a week before. She had sup- 
posed him a victim of the slautrhter. The 
next day Pence and \'auCampen left Fort 
Jenkius in their canoes, and reached Fort 
.\ususta. at Suiibury, wliere thev Here re- 
ceived in a regular frontier triumph. ( Iq 
the 'Jih foUowiuu. Lieut.-Col. Liidv-i^,' Wt^n 
ner write* from XDrih'ini!.. rl ,iui t., liie Ho '.rd 



of 



Hen, 



his e-ci] . 










ferers. 1 








;. Me to d 


cover t'li . 










without - . 








;.: of Mo- 


VanCanip 


:: ;- t 








therefore 1. 


Kcver 


^t!l^■d 


alone. 





rilF. lllstnincAL l:i: 



The next exploit in wliidi wo liml I'cnco 
PiigaLrod is in thn ywir 17^\, wlidii Iho .Slock 
family were iiuinlercii hy the Imliaus 
about two iiiiUf! west from Stlius- 
Krovo. Jt was n most foul nud 
brutfil iBwrdor. 'I'liu nei^'hljorliooj 

nudtlirceoxiicriciiceil ludiaii fl■:lltl■^^ ri^iicc. 
Grove iiud Stroh, '.vctit in pnrsiiit of tlie 



York. snm.'Mlii-r- on 


1 III 


,, i,,.;iilwat. 


■■IS of the 


North Braucli, wtierf 


1 th 


ey foand 


the party 


eiicariii>ed for llio ui 


trht 


ou the Sid 


of a hill 


covert'd with fern. 


1 


Ihcre the 




fancied thpin~i l\, - 








had traveled i-. 








lieviuK that 11., 






,■ .1 


they therefoi, ' 




1 ■ 


- ■ , 1 ..;-,■ - 


ing hi^ euD :..• 






.■ il IIP 


tlM-ouc;li thf I. . . 






• ■11 their 


riaeswerei.il-. 






1 li: It all 


btit three or f.,,,i i - 








a large and iiu.w ri,. 






■':■: ■ in 


high fc'cod hum..,-. ;:i 






■ I : ' I '. . 


Cesticiilatioii, thf- uti 








and described Ihe i 




■ ■'. i , I ■.• 




Stock defeBdv'd 


li. 




■ . ■■,! 


quiet nntil tlie 


an.l 


Iilor^ f.'ll 


askvp. 


and the orator, tlir 


ovvi 


n- his blai 


:iket ov'.; 


his head slept aUo. 


lie 


then returi 


iie.i to his 


comrades, I'tiue an. 




roil, inturr 


iu-,1 tl.cin 


of whatheh-. 1 - . ;,, 








of attack, v.! , 








Boon as th.> ; 








hearer.sfast ^i-l. ■ ;. 






M ■.. h:i: 


Grove phed the I..1M, 




VK. wnue i 


'.-l:c."' ;iuii 


Stroll took pos-e-iu 


n ol 


tiie rides : 


uitl fired 


among the sleeper: 


i. I 


!)ne of th 


• ■ lir~t to 


awake was the oratoi 


•, wl 


lom Grove 




ed with a single blow 


• a-. 


ho threw tl 


iH blanket 


from his head and ai 


0^0 




any they 


killed I do not know. 


, bat they bron 


Shthome 


aunmberof s<-;d|)s. 


-Ih 


e Indians, 


thinking 


they «ere attacked h 


V .-i 




y. lied in 


all directions ami i.l. 


"iiiJ 


.jh,d ev..r-. 


thing. A 






- .«" aL'e, wl 


mm tlie) 


ha.l carried off. v. n 


< r. 


L-cned aru 




back. ^„■.•,:rv!^ „- 


- In 


•.in- !l.-d, 


they "e- 



could . •,,, • . ;■ , :rry. desiro.\i-d the ro- 
maiiul r, ; ; , , • i , „ ,■ way to t he Kii.M|ue- 

hanna. v.! ■!,. v ■..n-lrncted a raft of Iocs 

and einljarked. I P" river was so low that 
their descent wa.s both tedions ami 
Plow, and their raft unfortunate. 
ly striking a rock at Nanticoke 
Iralls went to pieces, and they lost all their 
ritles and plunder. From that place thev re- 
turned to Norlhnuiberland ou foot, and ar- 
rived there in safen. 



killer, says, "There was another remarkable 
hunter and Indian killer in this valley 
named I'.ter I'enc-e, of whom many uonder- 
fnl stories are rehiled. He is de-cribed by 
those wiio reiiu-mber, as being a .ravage 
looking ciistoiner, niid always went armed 
Willi ),!■■. rule, tomahawk and knife even 
jearsalier [leucowas made, it i^ said that 
an account of his life was published some 
thirty J, ars ago, and is remembered by 
some, bill the most careful research has 
failed to develop it." 

That I'ence was not a bov, but a brave 
soldier of the lievohitionary War and served 
out a term, during which he bravely faced 
t and shell of the Uritish at 



1-10, the Legisla- 
:d an act grant- 
nee, in consider- 






■ I :;t Hp.rris. 

■■ ■.' ! :it report 
:t bv his 

, <.■■,■_ he died 

C^f'hIIl'"' 



j\1e 



f.peaking of .Mieliael Gr 



inactiso 



the Indian 









■ ■l^Counlj 


, UultSS 


Nicholas 


1. 






...! .at the 


'siuiie 


lime and 


1 ' 






: liie si:mee' 


rents of 


the Jack- 




;l I--; 




r. ;:irded as a rival 


InKhiim. 


It Wl 


:i 1.,- 


ri 


linen, bered bi 


,■ the .St 


ndent of 


polil 


ic:.| 


h-r. 


buy of the ■ 


country, 


, was tlie 


Seer 


. t.:ry 


of 


the Treasury 


during < 


.Id Hick- 


or\'- 


^ lulm 


ini 


stri.tior. and 


with ot 




bers 


of Ih. 


'■ ( 


•abinet dissol' 


wfd the 


ir .tljcial 


relat 


iops I 


.f 


the admii.isir 


aiion oi 


1 afconut 


of t 


he .M 


rs. 


Kalon tronbli 


rs. The 


1 paiier is 


a vr, 


Inabl. 




rontril.iition. 


and wi 


II rescue 


from obln 


lo 


11 niaiii of the 


inciden 


ts of Ing- 


bam- 


s can 


/er 









Tin: insTiiKicAL i:i:c()i:ii. 



Tuoi.le who had Ik-^uii to make siirJfU 
liiul wiiu liiou^lit spiiut; had coiiio wore .-ur. 
priiwl tu witiicso 11 huiivy suow ^t■■rm April 
Iti. It buyau iu the silent hours ot tiie 
early moniiutr. coutiiuied iihoui fevto ur 
eiyht hours, aud by noon had laid H btauti- 
fulcirputof as many mchfS dct]! over the 
entire landicajie. It lai-ktd oulj a deprt-s- 
sion of ttinperatuie to bd a ycnuiuf wiuttr 
day. The ihermoiQeter w..~ nol a-, low a- 
tho frcfi:iu<; point. redt,tn.;LS found the 

the ro.i'l^ --li.j. aiij l-tcame muddy. The 



Btorni 



1 Centre thi 



I'ere as a noteworthy 
irs ai;o, but it was 
ou of the year. The 
■• heard for the tir^: 
iiid there wa< fu'I* 
-now ou a level in 
-. and hamlet-, report 
J ihe levt^, at Luinl 
u H aud TJ iuc:.e^ 



DUt 



nd ceased 
.\t snudowt 
il about m 



Run tl 

nud at 

began 

several hours about noon 

resumed, and conti 

The storm on Saturday wa"; central at 
Salt Lake City bnt crushed the Rocky .Mouu- 
lains and was central Monday uiorniuu' in 
Louisville, Ky. All east of the Mi^Mssippi 
River wa^ on Monday under the inllueuce 
of the storm, which caused heavv r^iiis at 
Louisville, Cincinnati. N.i-hville. I'lttsbure. 
Knoxville and Xudiiuapolis aud li^-hter rains 
both east aud west of the-e points, from 
Kansas to the Atlantic. In .N.-w York city 
It caused the fall of con-iderable snow. 
Snow also fell along the New Eut-land coast 
and in the lake region, but e!>i'Where the 
rain fall prevailed as far south as northern 
Georgia and .Missi-sippi. Throu^-nout 
Central New York and Pennsylvania from 
two to ten inches of snow is reported. 

All the old -ettler:. called to mind a simi- 
larly late April -toini in Is.-.T. Jarnes D. 
Laird was the 1.^ ' t I : .. • : .!■ . he tiuding 
a memoranduii ■ . ' .- for April 

•20. 18.-.7. >!■ - .. ■ • , 1- up to the 

window fills of : - M . ;. : M'.,a shoo, fully 
two feet deep. 

Alderman Parsons, Richard Sharpe, Wes- 
ley Johnson, J. .\1. Nicholson aud Charles 
-Morgan, all had incidents to recall. The 
latter w!\> on Loug I-l and Sound on a 
steamer en route from New Loiidou to New 
York. The reckoning had become lo-£ and 
the ves.<ei had a dilVicult time makinij port. 

.\ldermau .Johnso'i recalled the crushing 
n of Mr. Botterly's kitchen, which stood 



'. . '! I . c>;is had a very vivid rocol- 

\v,-.^ d.Min:. He went to J'ursul it Simon's 
livi-rj loi a 11;; vwth which to take a nnrse 

sous ^ays the .--now remaining at the end of 
the.-tor.u wa, li inches. 

iJou. L. J>. Shoemaker's recollection of 
the d,-|.tli ot (he hhow was about a foot. 
^ ri<;.,.t A-ii-.l Nicholson says the D. L. & 
V> . 1; ;;, ;.( ; i.luy did not suffer so. badly 
tl.: 1, >,;,;il, iS.'.7, the SHOW fallen 

J' ' ,• I :iy live inches, while in IS-")? 

f- If. > ' ; , ' • ■!!- '.'.■ -lurm as it 

affected II,' : . ; ..re so bad, 

and the :!- ■ - i . i , -iDut the 

county, th >t I r;: : ■., |M, :, 1, -I ii;bled, as 

it did .\loiRi,,j, tur the spriiiLr term, was 
compelled to adjourn because ot the absence 
of jurors. Stiles Williams, of Bear Creek, 
for a long time ijroiiri(tor of trie Prospect 
Hou-e on the iVilKes-Barre mountain, 
created a sensation by bringing in several 
jurymen from Bear Creek township and 
neighborhood, the [larty being i^uUed by 
four horsi s, ,viHi I'lv,- outriders going on 
:'..i' 1 t'l It: .: I'.i mil, .Mr. Cnase was 
dr. Il ■ . ^,ime court, but 

V. I . , ■ I :, . . : !,e( n a resident 

el 1- ■,,(.'■ ,, . ,;L luuglh of time. 

: '■ '■ ..111.,, ;... .\pril 2-2, 
1- .. ■ ■ ■ . ...•!.,■ ■■ , to the 



collect for years 
winter. The ro( 
livery stable of 1 
down aud -'•■■■' 
Telegraiih i • , 
broke Hov. ;, i 



I of the 
at the 
broken 



1- eating, 
' 'ushed to 
.i-hiuglou 
rope walk 



"Tiie storm has interfered with our ofBco 
work aud we have been compelled to call in 
extra assistance in the way of iteam for the 
power prefs." 

"The neither for past week severe as No- 
vei.iher. \\edii---'lay like winter. Saturday 
■i' r;- .: ';'■!. ' ■:; -!;!;■ :; \v. -I'fr breeder. 
^:■.l: : - , : ' ' '■ ' . 'i;.menced 

at: . , : , ,: .- . '/..udayand 

p .: •■: i .. : ;. . .'- ■ :, r. i -i. .1 ride OU 



ifalli 



The J.:.cka 



i Wcil'.ru tr 



stoppcU oil Moudiiy. Suow reported seven 
feet deep iu pliiccs." 
'•The pnnw l.l(v|;(cl np the rofid on tl 



I aiiij 1 



■adii 



The Slime paper records late storms in 
previous years. May 'l, 1841, the week past 
boon almost oue c-outiniied storm — cold, 
snow, wel. April 'iO, 1843, last suow of 
winter disapptart-d. June 1, 1843, sharp 
frost killed l)i-ans and apple crop. Other 
crops not injured. 'J'he editor remarks: 
"So there is hopo. Seed time and harvest 
ehall not fail, tliuut;h oar variable climate 
continue varial>le. And spriuR, all smiles, 
all tears, remains the battle ground between 
winter and summer for the mastery." 

OLD TIM 10 K.MLltOAUING. 



-T)ie 



Kui'ied. 



The Recoi;d has already reported Ticket 
Agent J. M. Nicholson as saying the snow 
was 6 feet deep on the Focono Mountain iu 
April storm 30 years a:ro. Mr. Nicholson, 
foelinK that his story was received with a 
little discredit wrote to Ex-Sopt. Bound of 
the L. i B. KR., who was on the Pocouo at 
the time and whose reply will be read with 
general interest; 

Armn llJ-J. M. Nicuolsox, Kinosion- 
Deak Sip.; In April 1?.",T, I was conductor of 
coal train, on Sootiiern Division. U. L. & \V. 
KR. At about 4 am. on April 'JO, IS.")?, I 
left Scranton for New Han.ptou Junction, 
with engine Vermont, i.camel-back, i and 
David Hippenhamer engineer. *Ve started 
with our usual train. < '-i'-i small cars,) but 
the snow being about ei:;;Dt inches deep and 
very heavy, we were compelled to back down 
and switch six cars. .\.t Grteaville wo 
Bwitctied ten more; at Moscow we switched 
the remainder of our cars, and went on 
with engine and c;iboose. Wire st;illi'd 
Fcveral time~ between Moscow and Lehiyh. 
In 1^")7 the I'ocono Tunnel was not com- 
pleted, and we ran around it. :;r.d over short 



full head of > 


team, and took a run over the 


embankincnl 


t near Faradise water tank, 


(wind had 1.1 


.inn .-now oir this bank, J for 


Farad I. -, 


1 ; , > ; .: .MT engine did their 


duly, tl, 


; 1, .'. We just cleared 






happy, |,,' v. 


■ :.,'.. . i- .'i.-d to stall before 


clearilii; jii:il 


nirnck. And think of Hagmen 


standing out 


111 thai storm for two days and 


two Ul-ht-^. 


( m Faradise switch we found 


Gurn-.y, coi 


iductor, Jim Hnrvey, engineer, 


with iiu'i-- 


••\i:..T,r." -.11 .r.l,.-a to west 


bound Ir 1 ■ 




to secii,,' : 


. ..-.u our sup- 


pers. .\. ■ 


■ , : , • V ,.: ., ,; breakfast 



nti 



cept enough to l,i<t liis family lor two days. 
I took Gurnsey's way bills, looked them 
over and found car containing a barrel of 
crackers and a box of cheese, we were all 
right now for grub; but when could wo get 
from Faradise to Scranton, was the ques- 
tion. 

On April 02, at about 4 pm., we were 
made hapi>y by the arrival of a passenger 
train from the west- Supt. lirisbin was on 
it and stated to us that he, with all the men 
and engines at his command, had been 
working since morning of "JOth to get pas- 
senger train from Scranton over Focono, and 
said to us, "Boy.-, the snow is very deep in 
cut we^t of Tobyhanna. It is to tops of pas- 
senger cars; you can go to Scranton to-night 
if you think you can get your engines there 
safe. I would prefer yon would wait until 
morning." .\ud his train sta.-ted for New- 
hanipton Junction. Soon after we held 
council of war and concluded to go to 
Scranton that night, which we did, arriving 
there about 9 pm. all right. I should have 
added that when we stalled iu Faradise 
switch the suow was level withihe head light 
on the ".Su-.iuehanna" and the foot boards 
along.-ide ol "Vermorifs" boiler. We had 
no injectors at that lime and purnped water 
into our engines by slipping the drivers; tnis 
was the only way wo could keep them alive, 
as they could not hn moved until we 
shoveled them out on "J'ind. 

David T. Bounp. 

April Tliirty-tlirce Y.-:irs Ac". 

I Wdliai.isiM.rt f.a2.-lte and Bulleliu.I 

Tlie following is an extract from John .A.. 

mto's diary in 18.")4, Mr. Otto residing at 

that time iu Schuylkill County; "April 14th, 



77//; nislol; 



I/. /,■/•;■ 



(lood Friciay— t^iiow Ftorm; A[)ril 15tli, rai 
ii'ul Ruow; ITilh, I'lii^ittT, very col'.l; I'lli 
f now fiftocn uj.-Ih-:^ ikcp; fouud u liall bu:,!. 
lii'Hcl birds in au old ruriiaco htiic.k." 



]';uiTOE Rki 
AiHil 18 ha^ . 

pome of tl.. 
ine to mcutK 
still moro lui 
viii<i in the jc: 
WHS thfn n SLT 



l-;il I 



ho>, 



unci one or two more of iny Inotlier-. were 
at work on the old honje f.ircu at Lann-l 
Klin on the l.'ilh of May. fihuitinp corn in a 
tield now covered by ."() feet or more of 
coal culm. The niornin^j was fair, but 
towards noou it became so cold, ttiat t inly 
clad as we were, we were olilirjed to leave 
off work and betake oiiiselvis to the old 
fashioned chimney corner with its brii;ht 
wood fire kindled on the h- p.rth. Snow 
commenced fall!!!-' (•■'■h ii' Ui- ■ \friPL'.and 
next morniiii: li. ■ :• - 'm.i > , . .,> , -,..t with 
four or live >i . I ' . , iii trees 

wore in full i 'j' •;. . : i : ' ■< •■ were 

droopinf; wilii t!ir V. . : ;:;i 1,1 i,, i i hjuii'iUCT 
to the clusters of blo-~om, v,lii.-ti m the case 
of the iMiim trees at least, rivaled the white- 
UPr-:- of the. untimely snow with which they 
were wei;;:hted down. I do not remember 
what efTe..-t this had on the fruitage but mink 
it was not seriously damaued. \v. i. 

Another Vutiuiely Smi>« Stc.riu 

Now that the heavy snow storm of .\pril 
Is is recallni;.; other unseasonable storms 
the following itcui will be of interest, it 
being cupitd from tlji- innnu-oript diary of 
Jacob J. Dennis, fatlicr of Capt. James P. 
Dennis: 

"Snow fell on the 4th day of May, 1812, 
Ht Wilkes-Barre, nearly all day. Peach 
trees were in blossoms and aiiple trees: 
some gardens were made. The two moun- 
tains were covered with snow, and on 
Wilkes-Barre Mountain more than a foot 
deep." 



Two Viil. 




Dr. W. H. Sharp. 


of Nanticoke, has pre- 


nted the Histonca 


1 Society with two valu- 


ble relics. ( ine i- i 


iii iron hatchet or toma- 


awk, blad.. MS iiiel, 


e-louu. •.'' inches alont; 


Utn.:;ed_',.. Itv,:, 


~ l..uiia on the preini-es 


f x\-,a Cook in Fik. 


■ >-u:iii,p, iit-ar the cabin 


f .\bram I'lke, In. , 


:n 1. l.r ard Indian killer. 


ho other i- .,'< a : 


: : ' t <-i I, lenient or or- 


ainent ni -t. ; - , 1 


l.iiitr, lij inches 


■ido and h,.,; .■ . 


. •■ : -d .haped holes 


ored throi,. i , i- 


■ .' • . iiMjed end-. It 


■as found on th,. 


iiiouiitaiu in Uunlock 



A roelii I.y Mv^. .Slcouriioy. 

The following poem is handed the lin-oi.n 
by Capt. James 1'. Dennis. It appeared 
first in the Hartford (Conn.; Coiifrinl. and 
is undoubtedly from the pen of the distin- 
(.•ui^lied poet, .Mr.». Lydia Hnnlley Sigouruey. 
She was born in Noiwich, Conn., 17111, and 
in 1811' was married to Charles S. SiRouruey. 
of Hartford. Her writint;s contain frequent 
refer.-not^bi the .'ibor ii,M.i,-d inhabilants of 



— tlow'd not llieir blood from tho Eome glorions 

Thai till'd yonr own? Why slioiild they longer 

rleep 
In cold oblivion's tomb? 

■IhpirKather'd b<,D*s 
Are where the death-shaft fell, and tl,e t-reen 



We^piE.- like Kizpali for her Blanirl.terd s- ne, 
Aiid-^pr-adacianneo'ertlieni-and the tluwers 
That Summer brings, have budded ih'Te and 



These many lustru 



.\D1' 


1 from its grave t>,blet teach your s,, 


An, 


I when its pillar'd heittlil gw.- i 






Tell 


1 Ihem'froiii whence was drawn 1 






Wli 


i,-l. favM IhPirlaiid Then if yno , 


Ci" 


,1, thebrii:l,tche^..ksof>.mr li-teni 


Ha. 


ten with a precious se.-.l-and eh 


Tol 


U.l'e'his country and to tear his Ro.1 



Town>hip by C. H. Sharp. 



(apt Joliil Flies, of Hue ks, 
KiuTon Ri-xditD: Will not some contributor 
furni-h a history of Capt. John Fries, of 
Bucks County, Ha., wlio in 17'.i'.i made a raid 
into Bethlehem, and liberated a number of 
pn-oners. was tried for hi L'h trea^ni and sen- 
tencMd to death, and aflurwaril pardoneo by 
PreMdent.lohu Adams. U ,11 not .-ome of 
out Northaii.pton or liiicks County local hi-. 



it. i:k< 



T<i..U Were M.iilo li.", Vials Ai;.. 
I.HUiU'h o( llii \\ ;ir ^llil>, "I-ii/criK;." 

Klinuic I(ti'ri':ii: Ou tlio Inst div 
Of Foljn;:ir\, 1 s-j:., I left my lioiui' la 
Will,.- !;.ir ,:, ! A.^Ilvd lo DuiidaCf. Iluid 



fclUl 



U'K 



ten or twelve iicres of <■! 
Scrauton now is. M«j SluPiiin had a lorije 
thoro, and raanufHctiirL-a what was oiled 
bli<oiiif-r irons aLd soon Hlttr the war of 
181'J I a?tid to Ko up with my father 
to pnrrhiise iron of Mr. Slooum, 
my father beinf; a blacksmith. \Vhoro 
Scrantou now is, was then a dense v.ild«r- 
ues.swithtno excentiiin of the few acrts 
Hi-ound his honse. i went on up the turn- 
pike lhrou<,'h GrcoJifirkl, :inrl arnvcvl at the 
Daudaff Untci Vivit *.,..,!,...■■;. Thrro I 

fonnd an old W " ■ i: •-:,! ; :ia his 

family with wi' I : . ■. \r,'tdp. 

pus Parrish. v.; \ : i. ; iroin 

1818 to 182-J, :.[ ..:,, ■■, ;,:. ■ :, u...,,,d with 
his family to DunJiiT. il.. ran fnc hotel 
there a narnber ot years and then moved 
backto \Vilkes-B>ure. I felt perfectly at 
home and ImirJi d witli the family a year, 
and I 1! ;mi- : r;, -,iy that it was one ol 
theh:..; : • - m,v life. 

I vi!i I-.. .■ ' L'k a tew years with the 
occurr. 11 ■■ .: ,.; i .> tvjod at Wilkes-Barre. 
When I was tni y. ■ rs uid i Itjlli) my father 
carried on the blai-ksmith business. In hi^ 
shop were three lires. At that lime there 
were no hardware stores in U'llKes-Harre 
and no edye tools cnald be fo'ind in either 
of the four or live >torcs there, except now 
and then an old fashion, d oue-bladed Bar 
low knife miglit be found at a huye price. 
Such an article! as a cast iron plon^n or a cut 
nail was not known, but ahoiit the close of 
the war a man by the name of Francis 
McShane started a cut nail machiue, 
a very simple affair indeed, but himself and 
his heli.er, iShepard .Marble, a WukHS-Barre 
younsmaii) cnild cut and head about 2n 
pounds dailj : this c- ui~ed a irreat txcitement 
in town, hundred- .it pe iple Irom town and 
county came to see the n.ail factory. 1 he 
price of wrought iron came down Irom 3) 
and 2.") cents a ponnd to the once of twelve 
and a half cents. Cut nails were sold at 
ten cents. The three lires in my father's 
shop were used a- follows: Fir>t, at his tire 



were made all tho edgo tools, including 
cradle and nrasfl scythes, chopping axes uud 
v:u)..iis kinds cf rariienters' tools. At an- 
other tire nothim: but the various kinds of 
wruuchl inn nails were made, and the third 
Hte w.i-, k.pl bu-y at tho various kinds of 
cu-tomerr.' work as it was called for. 

During- the war of 1812 tho great chip 
Lu/erii... was built on the river bank in front 
of Jolm W. i;obiusou's ctoae house. I saw 
the Launch. .\ thousand or more people 
Were pre-i nl. Tho war spirit was ramiiant 
.; :',,:t;:: :i: i iiio people of our town ex- 
■ i ' I 'Me LozeruM was ^oiuf to 
.'.iil; the "Flag of Great 
! .: ... A few days after the 

i . .' . ■ . ; ; !''^';.i -.-r - end the ship 



of 



stock. There was ttreat excitement in Lu- 
zerne County about those dais. The war 
spirit prevailed to a great extent. There 
were two recruiting stations at 
W'ilkes-Uarre and tho recruiting of- 
ficers were very busy for one 
or two years. Business of every description 
was brisk, and all kinds of provision? were 
liieh— wheat two dollars and tifty cents per 
bushel; corn one dollar and twenty-tive 
cents; pork eighteen to twenty dollars a bar- 
rel, and everything else in the line of pro- 
visions propor.ioually hi.h. 

D. Yaeington. 



rOSTAGK FIFTV VK.tKS AGO. 

Now Wc .Send One Ounce .Vnyn here In 
Itio lulled .States for Two Cent*. 

Fifty years ago the rates of postage in the 
United Slate.s were si.x cents for a letter, if 
not carried over 30 miles, 10 cents, if carried 
over TO miles and not over 80 miles, I'Ji/ 
cents if over .'?U and not over 1.00 miles, 18'i 
cents between I.'jO and 4.00 miles, and 2."j 
cents for any distance over 4iX) miles. 
Doable letters, or letters comoosed of two 
pieces of pap.-r. were d.juble these rates. 
Kvery distinct piece of pai>er. if written on, 
was liibl.. to single-rate letter postage. En- 
velop! ^ were lien unknown in this country. 
It ■; ' ' !-■ :. '.'.'ji;!'.! nave snt.jected lettTs to 
d ! • ■ . liie fourth page of the 

1-1 - ': It vacant, and the letter 

w --.!.: 1 ;., bring a part of this page 
ou tee (KU-! ie oi I he letter and thus furnish 
a place lor tho superscription or address. 



'HIE Ilisrul:/VAI. l:i:^ 



AFTKR THK HATll 



• Old Af 



^^ < 



ixl . 



Hlackiimn lll«l<ili.'al lta\:i 

Following ai (> .'^ouie extracts from an old 
pocket accoiUit-liooh ol JCli.-lia Kliicknian, 
Sr., of Wilkes- barre ( Wef-tmorelaiid; in 
1778, tlio same now litiim in my [lossessi'iu: 

"Account ayaiii^ William Stuard and the 
foraueina&ter at Westinore Land. 

"To one note of hand '-13 (10 

"To one order of the foriiHC- 

master 12 

'Ots totho foragemaster H U 

"Tocorn 11 HO 

"To hay 10 10 

tT,0 10 0" 
Then again afterwards the same matter as 
follows: 

"Westmore Land. November ye 2o. 1778. 
"Nots and order.s that I left with Mr. 
Daniel Downin. 
"To one not ayaing William 

Stnerd for pork ':I3 

" One order for potatoes 12 

" Otsforthoarme 6 

" Corn for the arme 14 HO 

" Hay for the arme 10 10 O 

i56 10 0" 
This being Connecticatonrrency, 0:^. to the 
dollar would, in United States money, 
amonnttoi-iySaSM- 

This Elisha Blackman was the lieutenant 
oftheoldmen, the "Reforinadoes," that 
were in possession of the Wilkes-Barre fort, 
or stockade, on the day of the massacre at 
Wyoming, July 3. 1776 ( )ii the next day, 
the 4th, after the women and children, and 
all th« other old men in WUkes Barre and 
the neighborhood had lied ai-ross the moun- 
tain toward ^itrondsburff, he ieft the fort 
about 4 o'clock in the afti moon wiih his 
Fon, Ehshn Blackman, Jr.-who had hten in 
the battle at Wyomins: the Hay 
before and had escaped— riid lied 
down the rirer, and across the 
country by the Wn pwallopeu Crefk to 
Klroud-burj;. Llisha, Jr.. came back to 
Wilkes-Barre early in Aut;ust with Capt. 
Spalding's remnant nl :lie luo c.Miip:iiiii - 

of the WyomiuK or Ui-; ; i,,! -.. :,-. 

that had been m Wa-liii,::::^ i —. 
(saving ^uch of the crni- . - ' i 

and others as he ctula m:, i ; < .;,::.'' ' ,ii , 
thedead at Wjoming he .•nl.-ux in ..;;.iuni;. 
ton's army and served to ttie end of the war 

— I7t^;3 

The old Kcutleman, Elisha, Sr., went on to 
Connecticut with his family, which he h/id 
found at . Stroud-burg, but rfturned to 
Wiltcs-Barre the same year, 177^, and dis- 



[losed of his crops, or some of thorn, to the 
(.'overumeut for llin soldiers stationed at 
WilkesBarro and the ncii'hborhond. The 
potatoes and o:'t--. i -i: "i- I (•"■,■, or ■■-., -, 



1 , 


' -1 t.i "^ ■.! L'e from 




'.MMi.overy 




> was dis- 




.: lo Wilkes- 




. . ,, ■■■-yv allrot- 




■.>•/.,-. Harreto 


■ , . [, . 


v,:,^ :, ■■.i...< i,;. mother 


1 i ' 1. ]■ V. 


iuM, uKj U..C buried, 


when 


he was here in 


mit:l 


d have dug them 


dthem: 


' Itsocins that some of 






,,, .i . , 


;- r .. :■::, r the battle 




, . : - . 1 valuable 




: ■ ! . , ; . 1 i'.way on 




• ', ,.- lul tliroush 




- ::.ii. '1 here were 




, ; 1- 111 that direction, 



.Jones Family of lietl.leln-ui. 
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Jones went to Beth- 
lehem -Vpril 18 to attend the golden wed- 
ding of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jones. There 
was a happy family reunion. The house 
wherein the wedding took place occupied 
the site of the old homesteail built by John 
Jones, who bought the whole tract lying be- 
tween Betdlehrtn and I'reeiuansburg 150 
yearj a_'ii. I III till- farm they lived :W years, 
nt.! ,'.::, ir < !■ wu children were born, 
o, ,, , , . ;, are now living. The 

fr. ■ i.'-'ii— a son of .\lr. and Mrs. 

(,.i.., ;i i ■.. -—was bairii/.ed on .Monday 
bled 



ol the Jo 
:iip was tn 
nibli-^hed 



t;,'omery 
i.u, was 
iiv, and 



Tin: iiisroi: 



srelc 



.1 i^ 



In response to Ihe RKCoitn's inquiry if any 
of its roBders could dtvcrilio the meUoiic 
hhowv^r of !«!:(, A. G. Stilwt-ll sc-nds tlio fol- 
lowing rominisccnco: 

Tlio writer wfts twenty yeiirs of ace ;it thnt 
dnte, Nov. 12, 18:!',!, ii resident ot Sii.-(|ue- 
haunii County. The day previoi]?, prupiira- 
tious were liaiut; made by his fatlier and 
self to start early for Philadelphia. About 
3 am. we were astir to feed and hitch 
dobbin, it was befor 
Upon looking out 
dazziiug wii 



)ads. 
w and 
West, 
:ur by 



North and South apiK 
the millions softly "n i i ■ 
wards the earl h, pail ielf- ui lire i.ut- suow- 
flakes; but none of theiu by very close ex- 
amination could be seen to touch the earth. 
None fell at the feet: but like the foot of the 
rain-bow, when utproached receded. The 
morninij was cool and very pleasant weather 
followed into October. J he recolieclion of 
the phenomenon is very vivid, but what it 
was I do not know: proliably it was j,'as, 
havinf; the appearance of fire and yet wilh- 
ont heat. Siutiular .as it may appear, no 
effort umde to secure or touch the fire with 
the hand was successful. When within a 
few feet of the earth it seemed to dissolve. 

IIO.V. n. B. PLTTME's nECOLI.ECTION. 

The author of the History of Hanover 
Township thus writes: 

In the Kecop.d of .\pril 27 you ask who 
among your readers can recall the wonder- 
fnl meteoric display of Xov. 12, 1S)'!3. I, for 
one, can recall it. 

On the morning of the ISlh, about 4 
o'clock, my mother awoke me and h:id nio 
get up and go to the door with her. There 
she told me to look up at the sky. I looked 
np, facing the south. I probably looked in 
every direction from the door toward the 
Bontli, but I have a recollection only of look- 
ing at the aky towards the so 
was all brightly liyht^ .! :k. I.; 
shooting stars. Ac-r,: .■•. ■ : 
lion they all shot t ■> -. ; 

tails were not quite a- i 

recollection, as that o; • . -tM.otiuc; 

star, but they were cocst->.uUy. inco^-antly 
tinshiug, wherever I looked, all ;;oiii(: the 
same way — the same direction— towards the 
west. There was not in any direction, from 
any Hashing star a vacant spate, without 
any shooting star in it, as wide or great as 
two diameters of the full moon. The tails 
Beem to me to liave been as long as tive or 
six diameters of the full moon. .My mother 
told me to remember that I was four years 
old that day. That day was my birthday. I 
was too young to be frightpued at it, and I 
have jint asked my mother about it. and she 
was not frightened, because her father was 



sky 



The 
to my 



AS SKEN AT WILI.IAMSPOUT. 

Col. ^.leamnuf^' flistoricnlJounwl pub- 
ished at Williamsport, gives the followiuj 
eminiscence of an eie-witness: 



1 : ; 








,. .-. made it 










-hining on 










np towards 


the sky w. 


t> could 1 


ix ou 


r t jes u 


poll a single 


one of the falling mett 


)ors and 


trace it antil 


it almost 


reached 


the 


ground, 


noon which 


none of tl 


hem cou 


Id be 


^Fi't-li to ; 


ilivht. Some 


of the inc 








<• -hapesand 


our lear- 








1 we finally 


calmedni 








.1 togethe.', 


wefouri.l 


III 1' 1.. 






. !• upon the 


real star-. 


til, it i,.- 


iv -.. 


jiiiii,' l.i 


it:iitly in the 


he:ivens 


wo cull 


Id -. 


ij that tl 


ley were not 


f.iUiiig. • 


This all 


uyed 


our fea 


rs, and from 


the iiMin; 

fe:.,tr.l „i 


ent th;,I 




■overy w; 
Ih., f:ill 


qs made, we 
iiig meteors 
: r view. But 



ige 



- : ; ■ . I ., ■ : ■ '.. loth to be- 

ll . ■ ; ■ " ■ .: - •■■"■• - ■■■■<■ I ' ■ "■• i it to be 
real. We. hov.over, were ple.t-ed to know, 
when wo saw the newspapers, that the singu- 
lar phenomenon had been witnessed all over 
the world, and that we had seen the wonder- 
ful sight of that remarkable night of No- 
vcmber 12, 1833." 



Jaine^ Boone, of 

I'll * , now claims 

■ : iiiiU the old- 

: ' ;, m the per- 



is now living at Blue Bell, in robust health, 
and is a menVoer of Centre Square Lodge, 
No. 2'j-i.-\oriistuirn llnuld. 

.Major W. P. Elliott, an account of whom 
appeared in the .M:ir(th llixinrii 'il R,,nril 
as being the oldest printer in the United 
St:ile-;. died at Lewiston, April 2. lbt-7. 
agedSJl. 



A AViliUal i;i niliiisiiiid'. 

A Rkooud man eiiccipded Uio other day in 
corrallinf; Councilmau S. H. Lynch at a mo- 
incu! when he ^;i- not alir-orbed m mniiicipal 
nffaiis and asked him for some iiarticuhirs 
a-" to au adventure ho had luany years afjo 
with a wildcat. Mr. Lynch replied that it 
would give hiai plea-sure to have the story 
(iiiibaliuL-d iu the Kkcoihj and here Is how he 
told it: 

In the winterof 1834 two bojs were stand- 
ing on the banks of the Sasqaeh.mna at 
Wilkos-Barre, near what was then the resi- 
dence of Samuel Raub. One of the boys 
lived in the house which stood about where 
\V. L. C'oujngham's house now stands. The 
river was covered with ice, which had been 
crushed by a recent rise iu tiie river and had 
again frozen up. As they were gazing at 
thfi ice they heard a voice from the opposite 
bank calling "Bring over jour dogs, bring 
ov'T your dogs." There were two dogs at- 
tending upon the lads, one called "Mingo" 
and the other "Major," which 
had doubtle.ss been seen by the 
opposite party. The two boys lived but to 
obey, and witliout eonsideriug the risk of 
the nuctrtain ice they imoiediately plunged 
down the bank, crossed ihe river and were 
received by a huuter with a ritle over his 
sho il,i :. '.,;.- •; . iilitiu that he had chased 
a \'.i: i. : ■ I'lUand had lost it in 

the i- ■■I the bead of the river. 

II. [t \. :- - >i ■ ii-i; vorth coming over the 
ice fi)i. aiLLi ti.i-v , \sith the dogs, be^an to 
beat up the bush, and were not long in 
starting the cat. Backwards and forwards 
they tramped, throwing clubs and stones at 
the aniuial wiienever he aj^peared in sight, 
expecting he would tree, but he w.as too 
sharp for that. After working through the 
weeds for au hoar or more, tht-y lo=t track of 
the critter, aud while searching iu tlie trees 
for him a rille crack rang out on the air 
some distance west of their position, 
and rushing forward, they soon got sight of 
the hniit.r. and there :i[ the foot of a tree 
lay t';.' 1 1 ■. • h' i ( :" . « :iJeat. 'Ihedogs 
ru-'.,i ' , ■ . '..: r;;-hed out, as 

ther ;. : • ,s . . ias claws with 

teni!-:' ■ , 1 . 'I :m ;',,.; could iudnce 



re- 



• ;-ce Myers, of 
.V,. .John Kanb. 
;: • ill N'ir^inia. .and 
.Mr. Ljnea rimself. 



Tho Half Has N..t I'.ocil Tolll. 

Editoc Kiicoim: Here is a little piece of 
history as related lo me by J. T. Bennett in 
a recent lei tor: 

y and 1829, my father 



below the dam 
ke Falls. I was 
there with him. They were Yankees and 
IJutch on that section, and they were all 
Irish belmv and above. They broke out 
like wild tii:irs and came on with clubs 
and crow hM- and cvirj tliuii; thev couldnet 
in their ;. :■ :• ;:. ; v.. i-i : 'i m man. My 
father v.i' .- ,, li : i itlt.r, and 

they ran U: i '. .; ■: v.. , i .!.,i-u a bank 
twelve ti. •, ;. : I 1 - :., I ., •, I:, liimii break 
;n-t ,■•■- h)-^ head pHs-ed the bank 
ly about lour inches ofl. 1 ran 
and 1 saw a lot coming towards 
I ran to tin rivei. It w.as very 
tin,. , I .,.-t;. ,t,f wasmyonly 
chance for mv li^ ^ :. I .. ■ ' ^nil started 
for theotliersKi.. . : . ,, i ; Tied that 

tliere had been ;'. . ..i . -■ -; i :r .iiul some 
had got into it uu-i i .. u.u I** t ; o-s tiio river. 
I was about a nuartir ot a mile off and I 
went to them. My father was iu the boat 
and when we got up to Col. Washington 
Lee's, we found a man going to town 
(Wilkes-Barrei. His name was Jurdon 
Womelsdorf. My father sent a letter by 
him to the sheritT and by midnight there 



had a cont 
across the 



a rail m tv.i 
and it wa.s o 
up thecana 
me and ther 
high at thai 



was a good par 


ty I rum t 


own il 


l.,v.' 


n there. I 


stopped all ni 


irlii ; 1 1 






s. Thomas 


Bennett, i he k. 


■i : . ■ 






M in Nan- 


ticokel. They 


|.i,:. !■ 






>: ri-ht by 


the place wher 


■e n,\ : ,1, 






ml 1 ran up 


the river and S' 


vam li-nv 


a ;ind 




:.-And the 


half has not been told yet." 






Deatli 


of Mrs. 


Ltvim 


;»t. 


1.11. 


At 1 o'clock 


Monday. 


April 


•1, 


Mrs. Isaac 


Livingston, wi 


fe of ou 


r well 


K 


nown mer- 


chaut,diedatlierresiden 


ce.Sl 


l^U 


hlicS.iuare, 


after a lengthy 


illuess. 


!Slie w 


as 


t.orn in Ba- 


varia July H, i; 


?:;■.', and 


c:ime 


to this city 


when a youug 


woman. 


Her 


lirst nusband 




■.'. utio v.; 


'",/'"! 


' '■' 


nl killed ou 


^ ':■;':''' '■ ;' 


Harrj. 


laid th' 


■ n'; 


...llu Iwo 

daughters, 




,..nd Jennie, sui 


rvi' 


ve from her 


"' •■'!' ' '''," 


':'■:■> >►-;! 


TS Rh< 


:, 1 


,as snffered 


;■; ''.' ':r': 




'vJ^U, 


(e. 


than once 
but moli- 
the crisis, 
■•er, it had 


become tviden 


t that till 


■end was 


not far oil. 



131 



TIIK iiisroh'lCAL i;i-: 



liUy Years of Jim li. il I.if,-. 

A very iilo;w:uit EnttiPriLia: !i??eii>.Lilcd 
Wediiftsduy, May 4. at the residence of 
William H. Willis, on River t;treot, the 
oceasiou bc-itit; the iiftietli aunivoreary of 
the mnrriaijo of tho host aud hostess, 
which tO'ik place in Kingston May 4, 
1837. Mr. Wells iiad recently como to 
the valley from Masfaclmsetts, Miss 
Jackson, his bride, lieiug of English parent- 
age. Besides tho -1 children and grand- 
cliildreu. gathered from Mehoopany, Carhon- 
dale and this city, old friends and relatives 
of the family to the number ofiJU or more 
were present to do honor to the interetling 
ovout. Miss lOdith, danghterof Charles D. 
Wells, in a neat little speech presented her 
grandmother with a handsome gold ring. 
Kev. W. W. Looniis made .some happy re- 
marks, recounting his personal knowledge 
of the long and happy married life of the 
parties, in which he stated that statistics 
show that not more than one couple in every 
thirteen thousand wlio tutar upon the mar- 
riage relation ever live to see the I 
anniversary of that, tlic most imp 
event in their lives. He reminded the 
in the natural cour-e of events 
most bo now nearim: the .lul i,r tn- jr 
they had for so lo;;/ .-'.'li i r; ir 
company, remiudiui,- : :; ; 

may be parted hen- t , u 

souls will soon be .'.'■; in ; ., ly 
in that heaven to wnieh v,e 
all hastenint! 
divide us froi 
and ou l>^!i;il 



the great gulph shall 
XL- luve. In the name, 

■^oii III, a i-l,-.u;:ht. r-, he 



then pri-. ■,,;.■ 1 M-. \'. ■ ■;. ., il, h ■, , ,i.,,. 
gold V .t,', , ;..:,.,•: -.i . 

Well-, '.>'m. ' • . : • ■: .. I 

the rt-i-; .. ,:; ;: , V (.:;.'■ ,: •■ ■-, 
which lie diil ui a Mr; n.'pp; iriuiiier aim ui 
some length. 

This portion of the ceremonies being now- 
over, a bountiful repast was spread before 
the guests, to which th-y <Hd nini'p justice, 
a band of mu-ic ni, tt ■ ! -nr.t i .,rr' ciiljven- 

duHngsnpn!'.'.'' K.'-i','. ,' . '. t-'ennm- 
eratid In,, t iin,!- .:■ ■ ; ,':.l-, , - , , -.dy fur- 
ni-li,ilw:" 1 - ■ .,: h •.ii'_t-i.;i,e furniture, a 
- >u and daughters aud 



th-ir I. ' ■.• •- 

in exci'll.nl Ik 
looking bright 
tied and patri 
to enjoy the pt: 
enel je 



ago were 
;he bride 



'irn of .")0 >ea, 
and spirits; 
•heery, the groom digui- 
il. J.ong may they live 
i,d c|u;el of their length- 
. forts of home and the 



Win«,8-I5arre in 1S37. 

Wir.i.KS-UAi'.ai;, March :», 1887.— Kuuojt 
lijcoKii: Your notice in this morning's paper 
of it being :i") years since Mr. H. H. Dorr ar- 
rived in Will.es-Barre, aud the remarks;isto 
increase in population, modes of travel, etc'., 
reminds mc that it is just liO years since I 
walked down the mountain aud into ^\■llkes- 
liarre. .My father bought a "Jersey wagon" 
fcavered) and two horses in Philadeiphia to 



-ilountain, ou baturday •■■.'■■ ,- :■ .i,iv,t 
Sunday — resumed our j,,, ,.■ : y, 

and on Tuesday afternoM,, :. ■, . , ,,^- 

Barre, April 1, ItMT ami i. , ,., nf 

thefann. I I, ', ,■.-,■ .,- :-, i,,^ . ■ \'. 
miles li,,!-, ■■ . . ,! I . . ■ ^ , ■ :,<,w 
Uazle A.. ■ , • . 1 . . -: ,■ ■. ; : um 
house ai.ii ■■.; -■ :,i - ,■■ , i !.,_; i.., : . ,i ihe 
corner ot .ViUn i.ud Hlacktiinu Streets, were 
the only dwellings on the place. I presume 
there are now living on the Siime property, 



than the 



It thi 



ieth 
ant 
that 


time i 
only 1. 
stead ( 


hev 


was J 


ney 

dly 


and a .- 
where 



■id. 



lot. 



KlCHAKD SnAiU'E. 

A short time ago you published a com- 
munication in reference to the cold, wet 
summer of 1810 and .asked if any other of 
your readers could furnish items in relation 
thereto. 1 well remember going with my 
faiher into the li'irv,j-t held aud seeing him 
'■..'.!■']' -i. '.r ,,; -..hHat and spreading 
1 ■■ .','■•>';;, .'Ill- on a.-couut of fre- 
• ■ i : ■ ! ■,,.',.-es had to be re- 

j ' .■■■;■'-. I ;,■ r : i, v'nuld be housed or 

-til. K,,l. inwiiL- ti) trie wet weather a large 
amount ol the grain sijrouted, aud I remem- 
ber the bread made from it tasted as though 
sweetened with sugar. b. s. 



What is believed to be the original charter 
of ridladelphia, made in 1691, has been dis- 
covered among ^ome old papers of. Colonel 
Alexander biddle. This document anltd.ates 
by ten years, ttie charter of 1701, which is 
m the museum of Independence Hall. 



society of their children and grandchildr 



"A History of the Region of Pennsyl 
nia.Vorthof the llhioand West of the 
leght-ny River, of tho Indian Purchase-^ ; 
of thr Kiinningol the Southern, .North 
aud \\e-t.,Tn Slate lioundiiries," is the t 
of a work edited by Hon. Daniel Agnew. 



nth: uisroiucAL HKCown. 



:i.vi 



iiai' 



•Ki- "I 



IVllIMlv-t'M, 1o;c'l, 

.V.I., (orifiiual MS., li 
"I'lK. Imlmn, (Ij,'ni.|i 
which v.-e call Susqiu-i 
Uriincli tlioy i-all 1 



Imve called i 
the lHver un 
The Six >• 



Hi 



; to l'}rl;cus 
it Galicnta, 

II (Jinnhcha. 
11 it lliey uny 
i implies: Hic 
InilfjM 



lIu:> 



"From the fork«, where now the town 
Northnmberland stands, doivnwanl^. they 
have a name (this word I have lost) which 
implies; Hie Clmit Ihiy i:ii-r>\ The word 
Siisquohanua, properly ^'ivryin/Koi/K', from 
SixIxU for miirf, and hannr. a .slrfam, was 
probably at an early time of the settling of 
this country, overheard by some white pcr- 
Bou while the Indians were at the time of a 
Hood or freshet remartinf; : Jvh.' Adisis 
ipu'hannc or SisfiUi-hrninn which is: hoir 
mi'ddij the strcrtin is, and therefore taken as 
tlie proper name of the Kiver. Any stream 
that has become muddy, will at the lime it 
is so, be called SisiiucJi(iiuiii."—J'einisi/l- 
vuma Mayazine of llisturu and Bio.iruphu 
for April. 



Daniel Kill)' < . . 1, "i II '-'> Germantown 
ivenae, Fti:!.' : - -ured the copy- 

rifrhlofawui ne has been en- 

gaged for si- v. r .i ;. 1 v- 1 . ;. embraciiic; the 
hintory of the MtnuoniUs. 1 lie work is of 
more tlian local interest, for while it gives a 
vei-y complete and aatheiitic trencalo^ical 
record of the early settlers, it likewise em- 
braces within Its pa^es, facts gleantd from 
all parts of the world bearing upon tiie his- 
tory of this Christian sect. The work will, 
when published, a few months hence, be a 
volume of ^!"^nt tl"^-- hundred pages. 
Among the t'lj i ■ " ^ ; ■! i u.'lit bo mention- 
ed the follov- .• , in the early cen- 
turies; the >! : ■ i -tings in (ier- 
mantown frir : 1 --^ ■'.'"■ w. the names of 
the subscribers to the builiUng of the tirst 
Meunonile Church in 17os. and also those 
who subscribed for the rebuilding of the 
edifice in 1770; sketches of old meeting 
houses; history of the Meunonites of \'ir- 
ginia. Missouri and adjacent States and Ter- 
ritories, aud genealogical matters connected 
with many of the families of Germantown 
ntid vieiuity, including the Kolt.-, niow 
Kulp) Kitleuhouses, Keysers, Ca-sels and 



author of the above stated 
I of Goo. B. Kulp, ]''.sq., of 



Mr. Gas.sel, th 
work, is a relati 
this city. 

Could Not Koa<l Ills Own Writing. 
Niagara Falls, April 14, 1887.— Editoe 
KKCOiiD: I am reminded by the wrapper 
bnclcfiing the Riicoun this morning, that my 
subscription for the year, expires May 1st, 
and as I desire to have it continued, I write 
thus early that not a day may be lo^t of the 
satisfaction J take iti prru-iiigits contents. 
I am al'-i;.. - i.--i.; - 1 ■-';:..■.■•; \ ' Mug relating 
inthe \'::i ■ -.i -■- , ). -:ik- of my 

youth. y, :' :- : ■ -■:-.-■ 1 ,„„ furchly 



passed my '(.■th. i:. 
as a boy. .\t iii,\ 
at all times to la, ' • 
they may be \<tv . . 
for action. I am r. i.iU] 
of many years ago uur 
Judge Dyer, the borou 
Barre, a man well know 
and noted for his uuiut 
ing. He once put a wai 
'■old Muhurl," the thei 
the borough, for the 
some trivial offence. 'I 
before the justice, and I 
defendant took tlie war 
stable, but could not re 
ovor to the judge tr- int. 
handed it back saying, 
read my own hand writi 
see It before it gets 
amusement of tho^o p 



of 



ven 



ithi- 



received rf-,: : ' 
or three Phil»d.'i 

them, and shou 

writers and co.tl i -ji.u- 
of writing a plain hand. 



justice of Wilkes 
here in his day, 
giblo hand wril- 
tit iij the hands of 
igh constable of 
re.-t of a man for 

man was brought 

attorney for the 
it from the con- 
it, and handed it 
ret it, but he soon 
r you expect me to 

yon must let me 
old." much to the 
ent. And I find 

. -■■>:!- of the let- 

-■ \ llil-ss of two 

'.'. interpret 
• 1 ..u all lette.- 
.- I:--.- unportanco 
S. I'liirtuoNE. 



The ni:~lorief<l !:rcord is on tile in the 
library of the Historical Society of Penn- 
-ylvania. as are also the Proceedings and 
Collections of the Wyoming Historical 
and Geological Society. 

Dr. B. H. Throop's historical notes, which 
have been running in the Scranton .liv/i'.s- 
for some week-^ have been neatly reprinted 
in pamphlet form for the I. ickawanna In- 
stilute of History and Science. 



THE insroincM. i; 



The West Itralitli Maaazino. 
'J'he iuitinl number of the llMovical 
cAoH/'nu?, a inoutlily record dcvotod princi- 
pally to preserving the loc;il history in tlie 
West Branch Valley of the Sufquohanna and 
Northeastern Pennsylvania in general, has 
made its anpearance. It compriscp 32 pages, 
is edited by John F. Mejinncss, of the Will- 
iamsport (/(c'^r ('.,■/ IJulh'iii. Some oO 
years ago Mr. .Mtfjii.nts-i wrote a history of 
the West Branch rct;iou under the title of 
"Otziuaclisou." He now contemplates a 
new edition, but has a large amount of 
at IS inoii- -uilfd to a magazine 



Wl 



Lttte 



iiifPfjuenlly he 
.:. in qnes-.ion. 
:.ts of history 
riminiscences 
lis, necrology, 
lior interesting 



material 
than to a lui- 
hasundettak. ■ 
It will be m t i. 
that would mi-- 
of pioneers, 1 
longevity, and ; 
features. Among the contained matter are 
articles on Kev. John Bryson. a pioneer 
Presbyterian divint-, stature of Revolution- 
ary soldiers, meteoric shower of 18:^3, early 
Methodism in Centre County, latitude of 
Wilkes-Barre (reprinted from the Kix^diiu) 
and numerous other articles and short items 
of statistics and uutuufactnrtK also recivo 
some interesting attention. The subscrip- 
tion price is i^2 per annum. 

An Iiihtanre of lufiian rrotiihitinn. 

Hon, John Blair Linn, of Bellefonte, says 
in the Ilisturii-al Joinniil lbt\t the coriulry 
about the mouth of Iiycoming Creek w:is in 
1753 the domain of Frencli Margaret, a 
CauHdian, and niece of Madame Montour. 
Williamsport now i.r('r.|.ii-- liio -il.> uf lir 
village, whicli 11 - i I' J-i: ^' ■■,!!'-. i,. in ■■>: 
175f) as -frm ■. -.■ - - : ■•. ; 

was visited in I ' ' • '.,,,■ 

well known .Mi> ,, : - . , ' .; ' . 

Indians, who u -; 

In the cour ■ . ■ : , . 

and 6on-in-l,i« . ' ' 

wliile on a 111 i: ' - : ; > <■ ■ -. 

asking pern, 1 i , ; :; i - v. ith 

her, nniil our '. - : : : I ' -• Icwn 

of Qaenisctia ' , , . . 'i ih.' 

said she, 'H:.' i , ■,-.,. m- Lien 



In the last issue of the Rlcop.d appeared 
two hitherto unpublished letters, one of them 
relative to the provisioning of Fort Allen 
(now Allentowuj '131 years ago. the writer 
being Jacob Levan. We are informed by 
Rev. l'\ K. Levan, of this city, who is a dili- 
gent student of the early history of Xorth- 
enstcrn Pennsylvania, that the Mr. Levan 



irn the exact ' 



original. 



Schcusstl's large canvass, "Zeisbergcr 
Preaching to the Indians," painted in l5.")8, 
at the solicitation of John Jordan, Jr., and 
Mr. Kkirviiig. of l^l.iiadelphia. and Mr. Ku- 
fa- (iiider, of Urthlelitm, which attracted 
cuii-ulerabii- at'.iuhon at the Centennial, 
was sliippe.l rtconth to LonJon. i^n.-laDd, 
to be placed among chu An . ^ .u • iiHiits 
in the eihibition. John ' : ' , .•..i 

was the owner of the paini , ; : , it 

to 1 he Moravian Society t ^- • ; ni 

.if !''p .-ospel among the i.- ■ . : ■ i- 

' :. i.vpt for some i-:.-'^ ' -.>i 

a the church at ;. •; ,. : '.._• 

- ..•, which is coi:-: . ■ - , ,-\ 



ing ot All 
(^lebec, 
within sii 



rist)urg ever sinct* her hi 
four years ago, was the si 
Bet/, a drnnimer boy in 



'I HE Illt:TOriICAL RECOHD. 



now 89 years old, but for all tliat i-". roi.orted 
ti) lie quite vivaciourt iiud lilcely to "hold the 
fort" lor soii'.o years to come as Pennsyl- 
vnuia'a ouly Kevolutioutiry iiensioiiyr.— 
H.icliaHyr'. ^ 

DKATU OI' CHAlir.KS .STl'Kl)i:\ .\ NT. 

ve of a I'loneer Kiimily 



.-Moll 



A Kepreseii 
)MsBeB I'l 
tho BHltlc of WyoiHiiic. 

Charles Sturdevaul died at his re.^idence 
ou Hanover Street, April 13, lbS7, aged 
about 75 years, having been boru in Braiu- 
triiii Township, Luzerne County, now U yoni= 
lug County, Nov. 12, 1812. With but a 
single esception (that of an elder sister) he 
WAS the lastof a large family of brothers and 
sisters. His brothers were Major John 
Sturdevant, Geu. K.W. Sturdevaut and L. D. 
Sturdevant, who all died vilhin tlie last few 
years, aged rcspcctivrlN ' i, " ■ .• ,:! -J'j years. 

lUsfaUier, «;.ajr. 1 • ; . ' ■ ..:_Tated 

from Connecticut in i. ,■ i upon 

the banks of the Su~ ji.. i :, , ;: ,cr some 
40 miles above the \\\uii.;l^- wil.i-y, where 
he became a prominent busine.-s num. 

The mau to whor^e memory we devote a 
few passing moments was a merchant in 
Uraintrim until the year 185t;, when he re- 
moved to this city, where he entered into 
business in the old Sidney Tracy building, 
corner of Franklin and Market .Streets, 
where now stands the Wyoming National 
Bank. 

In 1801 he entered the army, serving in 
the Excelsior Brigade, under Maj. (ien. 
Sickles and with the 2d Army Corps under 
Maj. Gen. Hancock until the close of the 
v.ar. Since that time he has lived upon tho 
farm iu South Wilkes-Barre where he parsed 
peacefully away. He was a silent man 
among men, but the grand old forest trees 
had a language for hira, and the wild birdou 
hill had no fear at his coming. He was a 
man full of affliction and was loved mo,-t by 
;hose that knew him be-t. His wife 



protectors of the women and children. Her 
father was iu the light. Klizaliolh, then ii 
child, and her parents went ou foot, 
with the women and cliddren -jiared 
by tho Indians tl--"i:l' "i- v, ■l!-'-fir-<-s 
udlcd the "ShaM- n !^ :■ .. n . l-l'i 

ware Hivor and i ■ i , , i in, 

grandfather ul ■' ■ . ' . . , : jmirl 
Sturdevant, w:.s ;., ; ; ; ; i w.i :. : :uid 
preached the first -emiou kiui..ii to have 
been preached by a wtiito man iu Abington. 
Previous to his ministerial life ho .served 
throughout the Uevolutiouary war as au 
orderly sergeant and captain. After tho 
war he emu'rated to Black Walnut, now 
Wyoming County, where ho engaged iu 
farming, and couliuued to reside 
until his death in l8:iS. Ttio 
maternal grandfatrier of tho subject 
of this sketch was Ebenezer Skinner, who 
located in 177i; at tho iiorOi of thoTu-carora 
Creek, r? ,Pil.- I...i..v: W.-.lr-,.,-, ..n b.nds 

vaut. A; '. ■'. i\i 11 

the valli-j .; i ..-,:•. 1 : '■, ■' n>. to 

Forty lull, li, .'■ .1. J>-.w; li.,- ,-.i. .,,,, :i;inua 
River, that being tlieii and for imny years 
the only means of travel up and down the 



Death of Mrs. Perry. 

About noon May 5 Mrs. Ann 
lict of the late Kichard i'erry, and 
our townsman, J. Ii. I'crry, died i 
deuce of her dan;;i. r. N',' . S , .n 
North .MainStn- •'.■-■■ 

resided iu this c j 

was generally k:,' - . ; ;. 



siaiug on J\uip Avenue, i 
place Saturday at 4 pm. 
iu HoUenback cemetery. 



daughter of the late .Maj. I. H. Ross, and four 


Death of 


.1 1 .MtV 1 


Ml I.it.ly. 


daughters survive. Dne daughter is the 


Miss .Matilda A 




. :. r of .Mrs. 


wife of Nathan Bennett. E.-t). .-^uolhor 


Rev. £.H. Sno.. 




. ..t.d.ed at 


the widow of tho late AUaa Brotherhood. 


thcresideuooott 




... i .i. April 14, 


Another is the widow of the late Ziba laser. 


aged 81 years. 


Ahuui a I 


iMiith ago .Miss 


and a fourth, .Miss Sallie, has occupied a re- 


Adam., mot with 


in accide 


nt uy winch she 


npoii-'ible position for several years in the 


broke one of 


her arms 


and sustained 


postoUice. in charL;e of the money order and 


internal injuries. 


For a w 


lie -.he ^eemed to 


registered hi\-r d, ;■ rin. i.t. 


improve, put h. 




.• r.ji.ed to be 


l>eoeased .■ -; . M;,'hly re-pected 


against her nltm 




, i..i ill the he- 


family wh.j!.: .iy inthe early 


ginning of tlu' 




■ .•• lor the 


history of ti,'- .. .,'i , - .ii. His parents 
w-ere Counei'ii.-ut !■■ ,,| ,., . i ■• r-w nnt be 


worse was notie, 


.;.,.. 1^ 


'. . 1 v.-asalady 


universally resp. 


tt.-u .mil 1 


.-r iruuds were 


generally known lli d i . ; - - ■, ■- m the 


legion. Service 


^ were h 


Id at the hou^a 


V\ joining fort at tl,- • : • :. .-acre 


Sunday, at 4 pin 


,Kev. 11 


. Hudge olliciat- 


of 1778. She wa- :,■ . . •■.•er of 


mg. OnMond 


V the re 


naius were con- 


John N. Skinner, anu !:-,.r _...!...: :::,tr was 


veyed to NewUt r 


;, N. v., a 


ud interred in the 


one of the aged men in charge ol the fort as 


family vault. 







Till: IIISTOIUL-AI. IIF.CVUI'. 



u, tokki;nci 



I.il,- I-<i>..ii:>l IJ. iiiinisteuo. 

'llio fricEnlsof ];<v. Irvin U. 
the Wc^L lirancli \ .illfj'— and Im \m% miiuy 
of (l,-'i.i-«ill i,,;i<t 1.1 It-iiru Uiat hoisal- 
in j.-t (it;!!: . i.!m '. • iici tnerefore deprived 
Iruli, : r ; 'nit withoDt a-.-^i.-tiiiice. 

Coij;. : I. • . .jf \\ iiliam.-port, who 

rci-. 1.1 1, .i ■. ; , :it hi, homo at Kiver- 

"Ai' ' ' : ■ I .' :• :. ■'. 1- we haveforthe 
[,'[.« I ';■ ' ,■■■■'. : I i! prjves our old 

>i'iy^ ■■'■''. ■ i . . -,. 1^ that V.-C fear 



r.fwrilitig, 
44 ye.-irs' in 
devoted to 



diO. 



lOU 



iucidotits of n 
>f which were 
if nil denomi- 
Ihe State has 
of the older 
iny pulpilB of 
-Mr. Torreuce. 
\ iiu'ii, such as 
I ^■■.-,v^s of 
' I 'tinuie 



their relatious 



BislM.pj. J'uttur. l;..v, , 

the I'rotBStaut Kli- .M 

of the Lutheran; i; ' 

BrHinerd of the fr. 

Full of the Haptiat, ,.i,.i 

aud Uowiuau of tht' M. 1^ 

Cha.L.bcrs, Indepu'chnl, 

liui.ite for ye-ir.-i, hecaii- 

to the Kible Society. .\- 

was intimately acpuiirued with hundreds of 

othera. 

"Mr. Torrence, I venture to say, occu- 
pied more pnliuts of more dtnomiuatioue 
than auy other Jiviiio in the State of Penn- 
sylvania, aid ho has also preaciied at sen 
iu a steamship while returuiuL,' from Europe. 
and ho has talked and suu;jwuh more Sun- 
day school children, not excoptinf: John 
VVauamaker, tliau any other man. He has 
also talked and sung to childent from tlie 
hteps of the Kiu;j's palace in Germany and 
talked to hundreds of students in Basle, 
Switzerland. 

"ile was personally acquainted with all the 
Koveruors of the State from Porter to 
Beaver. The former was elected in IblW 
and the latter in IbL-ii. 

"Diirint: the war he was appointed a com- 
missioner to pro.-eed to the Southern Con- 
federacy to relievo the prisoners in Lihby 
and on Belle isle. He projected a plan to 
relieve the prisoners at the time of the ex- 
chance deadlock. The hearts of the great 
North was ;„oved in sjii.; ithy for the'snf- 
fercr, ,i!i>! ;.^r• , i| i,,i;'- of money and 
proM m:, ( , ;' ' .• , ; ,ii-ed if he could 

"Ai l:..- r •■' ;.:..• '.'.-devi-edaplan 
to rc.u-h tiiii.,, vi.M. ;, ■„.., t-Lidorsed by Gov- 
ernor Ciirtiu, S.er.lary Stanton, General 



cords of the war. 

"There was placed at Ills disposal by the 
war department the llae pliip New York, 
(Japtain .Miimford commandiu^, which 
conveyed him to (hty Point. Ou his 
arrival there he opened a corrispnn- 
deuco with the Oontederacy, haviet; had a 
personal ac(inaint:ince with .Jiff Divis. hi 
response ,Mr. Iiivi^ -■■ni tl>" !i'm.|.,'.,. Hi;; 
ship and n coiitr : i --^ - . I . i ! -n ■- :.[\'. 
Torrence, and h: : . , ■ - , .! ;.;.■!. 

for the relinf of i! • , ■ m ' : -,, 



as the sin I'! i- . V . t' . ;, ,.|. N ,i|;,,t: to an 
alarrniiiL; exlLiil in ilie ('onfederiite prisons 
where Ihiion men were held. 

■'Ihns one of the most humane enterprises 
of the war was defeated and the Hag ship 
with Mr. Torrence returned from the mission 
of mercy." 

Mr. Torrence first comnieuoed [ireanhinjj 
iu the West iSranch Valley, and here his 
earliest friendships were formed. AllhouKh 
unable to travel and meet his friends as of 
yore, they will be gbid to learn thit he is 
surrounded with comtort, that he is resi£;i;eil 
and happy in the consciousness of havinvr 
done a tjood work and s.-<rved his Master 
faithfully. — U'illunuspoi-t aa.:rll,- iind 
liuUelin. 



I»e.illi of Mrs. Uui;li .Mrfiroarty. 

On May 10. Mrs. Hugh McGroarty, a highly 
esteemed lady of Miner's Mills, died after 
less than a week's illness. 

Mrs. McGroarty was born in Glautes, 
County Done^jal, Ireland, iu 1817. In 18;!-.> 
she WHS married to Mr. MeGroartj in the 
same parish, and ;•■ I":'-' Mr :^:.A Vr- M.-,- 
Groarty came ti ^ ■ ■ .■ • -, ■■' i ;ii 

Summit Hill, C-.r' :, . ; ,l ,, :,(|y 

to Suyar .\.il.-h, : • ; : ■ ,,; ty 

establi-lii -I : ' ' ' ■ ,.:::.. , i [,■■[ 

tie contr ■. ■ '■ -, ■ • ■ :. , ! . 



■■■■■'■'■ V- ■. ■' ' try. For :'.u years 
■A'i-r to the Boston 
!'• ■- I'' • • ! ;■ . - UV6 children, .Mrs. 
.\heh:,Ml 1 arr.il, of .^i-ar Notch; .Mrs. John 
.Murriu. of C^vrbondale: .Mrs. .Michael Mc- 
Hale, Miner's .Mill-.; Ihigri McGroarty, Jr., 
and John S. .McGroarty. .\notlior son, 
Barney, died some years ago. .Mrs. .Mc- 
Groarty wa- buried at Buck Mount un. 



Tin-: Ji/.s'ioinr.M. !iKcni;n. 



list 

lIul.HiR ili.'d M;iy 17 ai Uol .Spriugs, 

Ar) .. v^l.'Mii r i: :, ,,! • ■:,. ;;> l,i.- ■. -vi hope 

of li;- '.:. I . : ' : -'.ilTcTor 

friii', I - ■ . . . -I acnte 

aij.i i ■< ; ' . ■ ■: ..:; ; i, -i ^. :i unable 

(ci ;Mi • : '. I , - lur a jcar or two. 

'Jw..r . ■( I.' wentto Hot bpriugs 

v.in^ Ii. '.I : J uighttT, nuci they were 

v.'ilK i ,, ' ;. He aiipefired to im- 

Ijr(i\r,.i; , ' h'l.od poisouiD^' set iu to 

Hi'iM : ' ; I'jii, and lor some weuks 

hf (■■li ! I 1. ■ ' " . c d uDless put nuder the 

Mr. I:..l:r:, '. Iioru ill Hanover Town- 
f1u|i, .luly 1, Jb2i;, and spent his bojhood 
days on his father's farm. When about lo 
years old he aime to Willtes-Barre as a clerk 
for Ziba Bennett, with whom and whose 
family he was ever afterwards identitied. 
Mr. Bennett reposed great confidence in hi~ 
yonug clerk and seven years later took hi en 
into partner.-lDP, the firm also inoludii'L; 
Char!'- T . ; ■. iitl being styled Bennett, 
Parr' 1 I , l-:r>4 the tirm was dis- 

solvi,' I I '■: ''';:ii went to Vidparai--o, 

Ii,a , 1 " , ■ . ,.' 1 :.-inef?, bnt a few years 

cxperuiiCf 111,1^.1- I. liii long for the old home 
and he acoordiuyly returned to Wilkes- 
Barre, going in again with .Mr. 
Bonnett. In 18130 a new tirm 
was formed— Z. Bennett it Co.— consisting 
of .Mr. Bennett, Mr. Robin., and I'hilip .Ab- 
bott. The tirm carried on bu-ines^ tor 10 
jears, but a di^'solntion was rendered neces- 
hary in 1879 by the death of the senior part- 
ner. Mr. Bennett. The only change was the 
taking of Mr. Bennett's interest by tlie 
widow. I'riscilla Lee Bennett, the tirm name 
becoming Bennett >t Co. .\bout 1S32, .\lr. 
Abbott removed to St. Banl, where he now 
re.-.ides, and Mrs. Bennett disposed of her 
interest to her grand~ou, Kranl. Bheip?. who 
with Mr. llobins continued the bu-ine^s as 
the Bennett Hardware Company up to the 
present time. 

.Mr. Robin- was a man of sterling integ- 
ritj, mrirtl> rievntpd to business and a man 
coramuuuy 



the son of Jc 



ship, who bore 
only two are 1 
Indiana, and 
The late Mrs. . 
ter. His secon 
Miss Sarah J. ( 
Deceased w; 
who was born i 
Hanover !' .-il 
youngi-l : 
whom J.ii 



another branch, also from New Jer.sey, the 
two probably having more reproseulativos 
than any other name in the township. 

Death or J-dwar.l Kntorllno. 

Edward Enter) ine, the well known dealer 
in hides, tallow, etc., died Tuesday afternoon. 
May 3, at his home on South Main Street, 
aged (jo years. .Mr. Enterline was formerly 
a wealthy and prominent citizen of Tanueiua, 
whence he came to Wilkes-Biirre in lb7.'"i. 
He was born in Uratz. Dauphin County, 
Ang. 8, lb'21, wliere he learned tlie tanner's 
trade. Movmg earl\ in hie to I'aiuaiiua. ho 
there became pr'>; :'■'"' "t a ' ■ ■ ■ t ■■ i .ry 
in that jilace aiM i • :i"/, 

all of which wa- !' i :•, : i ,.i. 

Shortly afterv,-:.": , .■•■:■:. "•.,.'i 
to Wilkt-i'.r,' :'':■■;. ,: ,:.d 



tallow b 
heart d 



, ." ':!-.ctionate tather and a 


re=id'»ncf "■'•'^ ^unth Maui Street, l-ridav, 


,. u. He mingled little 


at 7::«.-> am." Interment was made at Tami- 


1 -..-tivitie* of the town. 


qua. 


- .: "i" iiino a member of the 




i.i'1-.^asd..ruigallhiMate years 


The Doylostown Ih-inm-rnl for March IH, 


id lreu,nrer ot (he Home for 


contains 11 contribution signed K. .M., en- 


iiMrc 11, di-clrir-mg the duties 


titled: "New Brilam Home-te.uis-Lands of 


mg and faithful manner. He 


the Oelaueys, th.' Hines family." I'ho 


r of the oliicial board of the 


progenitor of the limes family came to 


hurcli, as also a member of the 


America from Ireland ab.,tit \'.ln and the 


ikmg Hu active interest in the 


family have ever since b.-en promin.uit lu 




Binks Conidy. One of them served his 


^ was twice married, his first 


country a^ an ollicer dining the Revolution- 


ary A. Mills, of HanoverTown- 


ary struggle. 



riiK iiisTQinrM, hkcord. 



Ciipt. Jolin DciiiiiB J>cii(l. 
At 3:50 Jim. Mny 3, Cnpt. Jolin DenniR, 
who has been pro^triilod with n pnriilytic 
Btroko, died at his residence iu Parsons. He 
was born in liounil'^lon, Devunshire, Knij- 
land, in 1810 and came to this conutry lu 
1848 and settled in Scrauton. He remained 
there until 1S51 and then removed to Pitts- 
ton, where ho resided only abont 10 months, 
when he removed to I'hoonixville, Cliester 
County. Ho lived there for three years and 
then took np his home in Plymouth, where 
ho lived until li<:A). }Iere he entered the 
business of contracling lor the sinking of 
shafts, etc., in and around the mines. He 
sank the I'utlou shaft in Poke Hollow, the 
first shaft imt down on the west side of the 
river in this section, lu ISoLJ ho moved to 
the Empire and was the contractor for the 
sinking of that shaft under the snperintend- 
ency of Charles Parrish. Ho moved from 
the Empire to i;utt<jnwood in 18o9 and 
started the r\h':- : ■ ;; > i. ..ft there but 
before it wa- ■■ ., i, . .'. Ui Arlington, 

N. J., and froi 1 ; •• , -e Conuty, N. 

Y., where he v. i, .; ■: ; • ,^. at of the Erie 
load mines, wiiuft- iiv it in,uiieJ Ion? enough 
to furnish lead euoii^li to comiuer the rebel- 
lion, the works which he superintended 
seudinc out 300 tons of lead per mouth. 
Heleft (l.;n.,vrnu,il>- in IfcO? and moved 
to this \iri:i,i\ \ : . .■ lie remaiued until the 
honi (rl .', . • ■ .. .: :':i_;h he n.ner entered 
activ" I . ;: . •.:.. In IdSl he was 

electtd l.;.;i;. ^ "i I'lj mouth and served 
two terms. About a jear ago he moved to 
Parsons. He was twice married and i.s sur- 
vived by his secoud wife and seven children 
by his first wife, whom he m;n ricd iu Eng- 
land and who died in \' .:' - ' .n-i:. 1378. 
His eldest son, Johsi. ] ' ■ ;ith in 

le.Tl. ThesurviviU!.-.- u-hard. 



'. ''\ ...I ,iu A., 
,.;,,. Ml D.iniel 
1 ihI J. and i\ 
. U., now re- 
.d no children 
idiu n-ime was 
id to V. iiom he 



now livmg in >'ir. I 

of San Jose, (':•! ; V: 

Gunton, of W i' 

H., of Arlii .:', I, ■.. 

siding in N.. \: i 

by his secor.il \> :.'.-. . 

l.ydia.Jone-, of I'lwi 

wa- united >omethf,v J -".r.-a-o. 

The fuue.-al took pi.u-e on I'hursday, at 
11 am. from the hoii-e :d P.irsons, with in- 
terment in Plymouth tlcmetery. 

In 1817 the averntre iirice of wheat in this 
region was i-3..=iO per bu-hel. In Ift'J", the 
price was M. '1 he following are the aver- 
age prices from that time to 1>^77, taken 
everi ten years: tH:j7, .SII.oO: 1847, i>3,lii; 
ISr.V, S-J.7.5: 18i;7, c;:!.'.'.-.; 1W77. SL'. The 
present price is about 00 cents per bushel.— 
JJiu-ks Counlij Jiilelli;ifni:er. 



IJciith ontcrnarfl Fi-auenthal. 
Bernard Erauenthal, one of Iho most 
widely known of Wilkes-Barre Tnerchanls, 
died at his ref idence 20 South Main Street, 
at 10:TO pm. April 23, aged .")4 years, of a 
complication of diseases beginning a month 
ago with intlammatiou of the bowels. The 
immediate cause of his death was the rup- 
ture of n blood vessel early in the afternoon, 
the paliciit hi irjg unable to rally after it. 

^' I : . 1 i! i; was born in Havaria in 
1 .1. '■> .'vmerica in 18.5e3, .settling 

i'! '''■ 1^ I. V, Inch has since been his 

1"'- ' 11' ' engaged as clerk for some 
till I'llher Samiiol, whose place 

"1 ■ IS one of the old buildings 

oil ' lire, just demolished by 

1 ! 1 '. Krom there he went for a 

-li- ; ■ !'.-ion, where ho manngfd 

ill ■ ' . .1 and shoe store. While in 

I'l ■ 1 ' '. lie married Mrs. lioinl.erg, 
:i' i 1 . : ,. : , who owned a dry goods 
si...:i iu V,:;,., -i;,;rre, .and shortly thero.iftnr 
returned to Ihi, city where ho emb.Hrk.Ml in 
the dry goods busine.ss at 20 South Main 
Street,^ in which he remained till his death. 
Mr. Frauenthal leaves a wife and two 
daughters, Rebecca and Carrie. He is also 
survived by four brothers, Samuel of this 
city, Henry and Abraham, of St. I.ouis, and 
William L., of New York, and by one sister, 
Mrs. Solomon Abrahams. 

Deceased was a member of 10 lodges, 
being a prominent mason of nearly "20 
years' standing. Ho was a member of 
.Ma--onioConncil. I. (J. (). F. and A. L. of H. 
The funeral will take place on Wednesday at 
2:30. Interment will be in the Jewish 
cemetery. 

l)cath of Mis? Kllen t. Kiittm. 

Miss Ellen Cist Rnttor, the condition of 
whose health had for a long time been a 
source of anxiety to her family and friends, 
died at her father's house on Kiver Street 
May 21, at about 4 o'clock am. .Miss Rotter 
had suffered from Bright's disease which the 
best medical skill could not expel from her 
system. 

Miss Riitter was the oldest of N. Rutter's 
children, of whom all are now dead save 
.Miss Natalie. .1. N. and Hervey. She was 
widely known and esteemed in Wilkes-Barre, 
being « woman of sweet Christian character 
and r.iTcclion.ite disposition. Her death will 
be wid.'ly mourned. 

The funeral took place from the residence 
on North Kiver Street .Monday at .=> pm. 
with interment at Hollenback Cemetery, 
Rev. Dr. Hodge, of whoso congiegation do- 
ceased wuB a member, officiating. 



I)i;/\TII <>|- .Mi;-.. OS! MtllOl'T. Mr. ;; l^'- I 



Mrs. KH/ulifth i,tH ().,tc-rh.)!if. widow of 
llio liito Isimc S. (.).-tiTtionl , dud .it her honic, 
corlior of ,Northmiii'l<'ii -ind l^'rauklin Street-, 
April 28, at 2 o'clock lun.. nfter an 
illiif-ss of Rovenil moiith.s. Her general 
health had been yood, thoiii;h her men- 
tal fiicultie.'; foeaied to bo ?lif;!itly impHJred, 
until last January when .ihosiifTorfd a Severn 
nervous shock, ovvicR to a fall. .M r-.t i-terhoii t 
wati then compelled to take lo her bed, from 
which ?ho never ro.-o. Her dcatli resulted 
from a complication of di.-ea.-e.^. and on 
Monday moruintr she bejjan rapidly lo hi'. 
takiun no nourifhrnent duriuy; the la>t 



Mr 



.4ie > 



born .\1 iv l.;-i.. w -; ., . r, Hon. Ben- 
jaiiiiu Lee i- c l.-rk ui I'n .^ui>:eiii6 Conn at 
Trenton, N. J., a po:-itiou lo which he has 
jn>t been reappoiuted for a further term of 
.Tjear?. Fr.nioi- I.ee, of I'ort Klizaheth. is 
anothf-r br,,!h..r, th- .,!.!►, 1 ..I tl.o family. 



Cleu! 



the !..-■ . ;, 

In 1-1 . '.'i ■ 1 ■ ' 






; If- S. 


O-l, r\:-- .!.::! 






II. .r of 


the n t- . ' 






■ 1 itiou 


and 1. :;.:■, -v^-, .■• 








Indeed the id. a of th;. 






•■•' ;':^st, 


estimated at tWAi,(Ji)i i. 






: ;.. Mr. 


O.sterhout by his wi; 






• ■ '■ were 


equally intere-ted in t' 






; ! -11 his 


death Mr. O-t.r'.^:; : 






. . -Ml, to 


his wife and a 1,:. : •, 






;, ,., '.'f his 


real estate. 1 ; : • ■ 






: "i'-rty. 


beyond fome i. 






: ,!._• l.-ft 


toni!.otrn<=ttf,~ • ■ ..:.■.. 






1 ..i-: yi:ars 


and then be ntiljzed in 


the t=[ 


.iL: 


ii.-hment of 


the library 








Iii.|iiirvof one of the 


trusteer 


-ol 


; the library 


fuudelicit-l llieiufon 






a I he death 


of Mr-, li-l. : ,■.:.! w- 






:■ i-oway 


aflrrt ; ■ : 






^-^ird 


to tl;.- :,■:■•! 






.. The 


inc..i : t f ,.• 




,1 


. .-d by 


about ^^.'|'''l. -iMki::;,- 






aunii-.l in- 


come, froia the estate, 


in the 


ne 


ighborhood 



of &ia,ooo. 

The fuueral took place .\pril 30, at 3 
o'clock. \ lariie nnuiber of friends were 
pre-cnt at tli.' -er\ ici^. amonu- them the fol- 

Trentou, .Mr. and '.Mr'-. Dirkin^on, of Cam- 
den, Dr. and Mr-. Kirby.nf l!rid.:ton. ^■. J.. 
Peter M. t>.~terhont, of Tnukhanuock and 



rk,A.F. n-rr, Shfldr.i 
and llon.H.R. I'ayiif 



.M. Kraudow, F.'-l! 



1 of the hue .Mr 
^ been hl.d nn 
li.-o of Ke«i>t. 



i are 



'lo hfTM-trr 11. law. .Mr,. JanoB. Lee. of 
Bridueton. N. J., widow of her deceased 
brottier, Loron/.o V.. she leaves SU.IKHI. 

To her niece M^^. ,Io=e,.hinP B. I)ickin-on, 
of Camden. N .1 , i!n,,.h,„, ..f h,^r brother 
Francis i-f- ■■ '■ •■■ - ' ' ■ ■ " '- 

To her "..., , . - , \; ' i ! I'.niie, wife 
of L. C. r.i: :. 

To her r.: •',(■. Lee, of 

\Vilkes-l;:i)- , ■ . 

To her ■ , , . ■ ■ .. •■ Bickley. 
widow of 1! ,1 . :.. -^l.oot). 

To Mr,, i ; .: • : '■■■ .:., . .M:i-hter of 
the late .\i..i. . ' - : -!:!■ tl.mo. 

■lo Mr-. I , 

lateFeler ' ' ' 

Payne, ot I. i ' 

of dectdt-n: 

herrelatn. • 

and some '<: ! i 

to the iKti-ii...!-; 1 .It- i..; rary. 

.\ll the rest uf her t.-tate. real, per.-oual 
and iiiised, is diviiled as follows: 

T.J her brolher Clement J. Lee, of New- 
port, N. .J., ouet.fih part. 

To her brother Francis Lee, of Port 
■th, N..I.,one-tifth part. 

F. Ijee, of Tren- 





id( 


iw of 


tho 


Ito 


M! 


rs. H. 


B. 


r.-oi 


lal 


propi 


LTty 






imber 


ot 


-■ept 
ich 


an 


er hooks 
L- donated 



Eli 

To her brother Beiij: 
ton, X. J., oue tifth part. 

To her nephew William S. Bowen, of 
Philadelphia, and to her niece Mrs. Jane B. 
Kirby, of Bridt,'eton, N. J., each one-tenth 

To her nephews Henry S. U-e and .\lfred 
S.Lee, ot Fvaiiston. Wyumm;; Terntorj : 
Lorenzo F. Lf-e. of Facie Hock, Idaho, and 
C. S. Lee. of Pbiladeliihia, each one-twen- 
tieth part. 

Of tho leuatees, two have died since tho 
will was made, MrR. ColUngs and Mrs. 
tlilehrist. 

[f ans of the leyatees obj^'CtB to any of the 
provisions of the will or contest the same. 



riiK iiisminrAL iiF.conn. 



llifii tholcKaey to stioli kt.Mtte shall bccou.o 
nclla-itl \o;j. 

TKov.ill 1, &Avi\ Die. •::!, 188-2, and ap- 
Hi.point- I.. C. I'.'jbi' ;.;,,! A. ii. McClintock 

i.y ]iurri. pii'Wriyla, "iucc- dead, aud cV. T. 
JlcCliulofk. 



A roriuer Wilkes-Iiiirro 
Alexaudur H. Dana, a pr.'i 



iu New York Citj for many years, died early 
Wednesday moruiug, Aprils?, of pcritocitis, 
at the hoviie of Iii'. daughter, Mrs. C. 11. 
Kojr-, : ".M \.'.', K.J. Mr. Dana was 
bofi' II ' . ■ \.. -tub^, 1^07. He was 

a (-u]i > • : : ' i-i.i. president jud^e of 

that Ji : ;. ;, . :■ ' , a a brother <jf Anderson 
Dana, .Sr., hirI ni i arly hie removed from 
Wilkos-iiarro tii u-.TL--n, Deceased wad 
craduated from liiiou C"il('_'e,Scheueclndy, 
wheuhewasl? jear. of a-o. Me stnditd 
law iu New York, ami r , • >■ i- ., •.::' \ ■ irr" 
hewa^-Jl. He was ; - ■ ,, i v ' . 

Mr. Ksxau, butafter-A,.- • ■ 

firm of Dana, Wood. : ; : , I ,, - 

conr('-tioi! .--^ i-tfil ii:; . ' ' . : t ji.:. 

Oflici ,■.':■( - . 'I' \ ! ■■ ■- , ■ r Ihi'.t 



the>;. 




a theLelands, 


in which 


he V, :- , 


. ' i ,,. ' l' 


le waj> 




effective 


plea.i, -, , 




_:ood ' 




i ilueucy 


of l,.n:;a:i 


;_'r. ll._-Ar. 


);■• ^:.^ 


■ 1 . A . ; : 


•.■!e- for 


the tirst e 


dltlOIlnl Al 






■lean 


ELcyclop. 


L-dia. He v; 






, l.ai-- 


mas of ].i 


fe, Death a 








and "i:th 


ical and Th 




,'U-ai i'.: 


luiries!" 


His wife c 


lied lu IoT;) 


, and , 


riia'e Ih. 


i. la: ha- 


lived alt.- 


rnately with liis a 


larneJ c 


i. U -htTS 


Ill .Montol 
son- ai-! 


airamiBro^ 


''!;,"; 


He if 


"':".!::" 


I'-rai r;- ■ 
Dana, . 


■','.'■■■ 






■■" '' 


funet 1 t 










daught r, 


■■;■' .1,, \. 


^ ., .. 






Street, Krookljii. 








Gregory was N;iinpi 


1 lor Hi 


i.n. 



of his sohool ffllo-.r-^- ,in,l t 'Ui;|,i -.-vir 
terms of coniinoii sehnoU. Ho w-a- "i-t Kit 
early life to the tlien niiponarit olli.-f of jii 
tice of the peace, in Union 'lowDsbip. ba 



sequeiitly, ho was elected to various other 
township oIlii'L-s. all of which he lUled satis, 
factorily to those who elected liiiii. Nearly 
thirty J ears a.;;o, he and his brother Beuja- 
iniu built tlje ijrist mill, at th- place now 



on iSiuiday at the hoaie-tead, to pay their 
la.-it respicts to a •jeuerons r.nd obliging 
neiyiibor <aijd a useful, uiemorable man. 

A Wliilo Haven Contiactor Dead. 

John \V. Levan died at White Haven 
.Moudaj, May 0, .ifter an illness that cou- 
liued liim to his bed for only three days, at 
tlie use of .">8 years. Mr. Levau was np to 
the tiiiio of his death one of the ciost exten- 
•i • ' '.'. ' r, .: r dcsii,-ners aud builders in 
:i ; : .n. He ha- been the builder 

..: 1 - \. I'ardee i" Co.. -John Leis- 

r!:r,; ,', C .. ,: J, Coxe Bros. A" Co. for the 
past tin years. He had ju^t completed at 
tho time of his death a very larfje aud mod- 
ern designed breaker for the Silver Brook 
Coal Co. iu Schuylkill County. 

Deceased is survived by his wife and sev- 
eral adult children. 'Ihe eldest son, Lafay- 
ette, is the general superintendent of the 
tjliver Chilled I'low Works iu South Bend, 
lud. Daniel H. has been associated with his 
father in breaker buiidinj; and other con- 
tract work. The lirm bnilt the -everal saw 
nulls o! Albert Lewis A Co., the !ate-t beiK:,' 
one at Harvey's L-.ke. Of tiie Jaajht-rs, 
r.izdaih i- tae «i!-,- of Gaius ]., hal-ey, 
i- : . \:: ■■ , '■■ ■ vi:- .a A._\V. F.llow^: Ab- 

1 ,■:,',: ,a schools. ' All the 

:.!'!:• : . a- [.; ■ ., .. ■ I • f reside in White 
L^ .i.iu-.j prior to his father's 



Mr.' 
the bi 



Levan occnpied a forerrost position in 
aisiuess iutere-ts of White Haven and 
I irommeiit aud liighly re^pectLd citi- 

tte toi.'k a leadiuf; interest ui tiie con- 
;iou of the iuif r-coiintj tiriii:,'!'. reci i.tiy 

d by LuZArne and (/arb.ni (••ainin-^, 
«as one of ;he i>arti,ers in tne White 
n Brou/e Buna! Ca.-iut Co. U- was a 
iH-r of the town > oi.ucil for many yea.rs. 
,>-v\>.n w.is a remilar att-nd.int upon tho 
•ts of the I're.-byterian Churcn. H^ 

d>'t»ilKl direclKUi- as to his ftineral, 
iyim that he be buried under .Masonic 
ces 111 the family plot at Sie,'fried"« 
e, Norlliamptou Couuti. 



'1 UK insron 



ii. i:n'oi;ii 



143 



Death of Alls. .M iiiikiim. 

[Lcttor to tl„. iMlilo..! 
Mrs. EliZHbc-th Muution, inotlitr of 1>. A. 
,Miiiif?ou, ilied at liur ron'o lu i'rauk- 
liii 'J'i.>wn.''liip. Columbin Co., ou Tlmrs- 
dny, the ."jtli in.-^t., after an illuc'--5 
of nearly ?ix wc-i-k?. The dor(iay=ed 
was liorn July "<, l"?""- Uer father, Chri<;- 
liau Atherljolt, was one ol' tlio first t^etllcrs 
iij (lift liaol; part of Kiuy^ton Township, I.u- 
zuriio Co., when all was a wildCTuess, for 1 
have oflf'ii btarii .\!r-J. .Wuuson tell about 
the hard tiriies w hf-n Ihtir siu:iU crops were 
out i.tf by the frost. ( lii<-e 



WflltiT, Mm; \, . 
Bythofoc.na wife 
reared five of the si 
and womanhood, u 
haiKl, for as some ( 
will remember, .\b 
8, 18:tt;. by the 



ilk 



is snpposed he froze t' 
foimd with his head ur.t 
was also dead. 'J'he st, 
Bie Philip, now a n 
George of Iowa: .\sa oi 
Lnzorue Co. M-'v >• 
Atherholt, hntli i /. 
a girl, whom .^:- 
son D. A., reriii .: - 
cauie the wife •;! i.,. .r.,-.. 
Corners, Jackson lov 
living yet of h.or sisters. 
hiram Harris, Rachel. 
Ander-on. -.u-A Inv..i A 
brolli. r. 1 ],.. . '. .. V 



i^hu 



.altl,.,p 



the 



•Ihtre are 
the wife of 
.fe of John 
, tlieir only 

"De"'b.y. wife 



L.e;ah. 
Imrch 



for 40 years or more, and a strict rittendMut 
to church duties. .She was burled at Mt. 
Zion, the funeral bi'iiu: conducted by Kfv. 
W. S. Hamlic. .May her chri>tian-like life 
lead tlie family she left to higher .-.ttain- 
nieiil-^ in the -piriinal life that they may 



Mrs. Cleuiciil Uoopur lJ..a<l. 
Ktbtcca M. Mol/.f-er, wife of Clement 
Hooper, daughter of Daniel Melzger and 
sister of Charles li. uud Miss Ijinda Melz- 
ger, died Sunday, May 15, aged -18 years, 11 
months and 3 days, at her homo, HI Madi- 
son Street. Mrs. Hooper died of a comidi- 
cation of hiug and heart tronbles, thouyh 
htr death came suddenly. «ho was married 
to .Mr. Hooper in Irti'.t, at the Met/yer 

hulPl-l,-;,d, r.uu OcTllpied by Wla. ,Stn.l,l,ut, 



!■ ' : 1 „.r in the Sunday 

;- '• "- . ' ' I Uod at VVyo- 

: > : :!. .;, . .; . .line therefrom in 

1" ,. - I Iter, ^he l;'ni;.-ht school, and there 

. . <i'-eds of persons in UUktM-Karre, 

-n-.vn up and married, who mceived 

' • t education at her hands. Like her 

: ', -he was fond of goiii(,' about dointr 

ud was a welcome vi-.itaiit in the 

■ .:,,s of snch of her acipi imtainces as 

oue o! earth's noblest women, and there 
will be many an aching heart upon hearing 
of her demi--.e. Besides her father and hus- 
band, live children are left to sorrow for a 
loving and indulyeut mother— Cynthia, 
William, Carrie. Mary. .Tuliet. The funeral 
took place Tue-day at -1 o'clock. Interment 
iu the family plot in Hollenback Cemetery. 

Death of 211 Octogcnarlau. 

Mrs. Esther McCarty. of Dallas, whose 
husband dif! several years at'O, died on 
Ma> 2-2d at •: m;i.. -ftr-r t^vn nr t'r,... n.^'ki' 
illness, of -■ :■: .•: ■ ■;- .;■' ' ■ : -^ 

had'titeii ■ ' '. 'i- ,; ' . /:'.,'. i,'!d 

lived h-ilr .- / i- ■ ! ' ... . ::i.a :'..:,. ..t the 

time of h. ■■ :■ ■ .: ^ "f at;o. 

Mr-. .N: ■( . I larce family of 
childroi. ■ : ' . lames Kiley. .Mrs. 
Kmilie h>- •■:. i'. '. , II. .M.-Carly. Win. 
McCart-.. r ■ ' > ■ .i: ■.<■:■■. .,,c,r.), 
al! of i' ■: , .: ., I ; ■ . . > '...:. ,-. H 
widow, of ;'■...■ 1, .1 , !, Mr- 

Carty, ot ^■.: ■..- :; :■■ h, -.'.'.. ■: A V. .k 
plaee Tuesday at 2 pm. at the Uallis .M. 
K. Church, with interment in the Hdjoiuiug 
Cemetery, 



.w of Ti 



• on I 



: oth> 



shoi 



Franklin Township, .May 14, 



Mehoupany. — i'l 



TJiE iiisrvincM. i;i:toi:i). 



KOUT OF TUK SIX NATIONS. 



Sulllvuu'.s Kx|.r<miou iu 1T7(>-Tlie Joiir- 
iihIs uf llio Onlccrii and Celitoimlnl I'ro- 
tocrtiliKH lit isrtl About to be I'libliKlicd 
by th« Stiito ot Now York. 
MBJ.-Gen. Jotm Sullivan and llie ofli- 
cers who nccompjiuicd him ou his expe- 
dition iigainst the Hix Natious of ludiaus 
iu 1779 were certniuly amoiig the 
luckiest oues of the Aineno.in Revolmiouary 
war. They were lucky at the time in being 
detailed to perforin a task in which the 
chances were uiauy to one iu favor of «in- 
iiiuK fame ut tlie least exposure to daugc-r, 
lucky in the time of year selec'.ed for their 
expedition, lucky iu having been set upon 
the Indians at a time when the latter 
were poorly prepared to oEFer resistance, 
and lucky iu having been given authority to 
exterminate aa they went along. The opera- 
tions of these Indians and their Tory leaders 
in the Mohawk Valley, in Schoharie, at 
Cherry Valley and at Wyoming had con- 
vinced the American commander that the 
most humane solution of the Indian prob- 
lem thou under consideration was to wipe 
out the power if not the persons of those 
troublesome New York tribes. The time 
selected for stril;ing the blow was in eam- 
mer, when the invading army would be 
able to destroy the growing as well as the 
stored supplies of the enemy, thereby re- 
ducing to want whatever number might 
survive the sword. The exiiedition started 
from the point of rendtzvous on the 
Susquehanna, in Pennsylvania, iu June, 
accomplished the object of its mission, and, 
returning, arrived at the point of departure 
iu October. Any one acquainted with the 
country which Sullivan's army traversed 
would say that a midsummer journey through 
it must be a pleasant experieiice under the 
most trying conditions. The march of this 
military command was a picnic compared 
with the average experience of other sections 
of the American .\.rmy of the Revolution. 
The fame of the expedition would be secured 
by the fact of its having made an end of the 
power of the Six Nations, but it was pre- 
served for a perpetual fire^cuce by the liter- 
ary zeal and industry of the subordinate 
olUoers of the command. 

'I'he good luck of the expedition followed 
it after the war and is still with it. 'Ihe 
many ininnto and accurate joaruals fell into 
the right hands for their preservation and 
now, after more t!iiu .i iiuudrtil ytir., the 
conditions for tl.rir ;■ -.' .;,;.t i.. ■ , .i:.; m 
book form ari • , , , , I :, 

1879 centeniiii.l ■ / : ~ 

march were hi'l.i ;.;!.,> ,i :■■. i.\ - .:\<ni.[ 

the line, notably .,i 1.1,1.11.,. i,,,, ft- li,,- i,:.-c 
important eugageuieat was hud with the In- 
dians; at Waterloo, i 



icommeiuorutiouof the 



events in Geneva County; at (Seneseo, the ul- 
timate point of the maroli, and at Aurora 
on Cayiura Lake, the site of one of the 



Mi - . < :, 'i '.;lis ol iJri.-knny iiuU bara- 
l(i. ,, ' . . 1 iMHi.ding of the State at 
i;i' ■ i; 1 ! an item of >.^000 was 

piu 111 ' ' '11 'j liill to pay for the publi- 
caliuii <it t.'io pfjcii'dings of the Sulliv.an 
i-flobratioiis and llio journals kept by the 
ollicors of the expedition, but Gov. Cleve- 

be colk'Ot.Vi 'i,:,,t i'-Mi ;" ! ,,r ■ ilV.i-'ut 
public in;i ■' • , 

In ISb.'.a - , , ' , , !■ ; ,,.. - , 1,1, 

lication \\ .i- i, ■. i i"; ., - 1 '■,,. .i 1 ■, 1 . iv. 
Hill. ThbCuiiiiHiu.iL-r iL-iu-edLj iu-niiiL ihe 
work to go oil, however, becau.-e the amount 
to bo expended, £,'),000, was not specilically 
appropriated. Last year this defect was 
rn:iuil;,-ci l.y p';,(iiig the amount iu the re- 
l:m :■ S: 1; I, ill. Tliese records could not 
w, ii !■ I ' :! •. i\ by private enterprise. 

11' '- )1 might be to have them 

ill nr. , ;;,:, :ii. . I :iuthentioform, they would 
not iiu,ki! a buck for popular sale. It was 
therefore fortunate for the Sullivan expedi- 
tion that the Governor, who was to approve 
of the appropriation, was a native and life 
resident 6f the region through which the 
march was made. Ho had a personal pride 
in putting the record in book form, .\nother 

publishing this re'-or! i'.-'-,:> ,,-■::.;•:■, .r-.d 
promptly is that i( ' ■ - ■; • T:t 

Deputy Secretary lii ! , . -., 

Jr., a resident of ." : .1 . :,. .;..■. o- 

thiug of an eutliu.-),. L ui; li:c lii..lu.-j ui tiio 
Six Matious. 

Mr. Willers is now reading the proofs o£ 
the volume, which is published under con- 
tract by Knapp, Peck i Thomson, of 
Aaburn. It will be a book of over 700 
pages, printed and bound iu popular book 
form. 'I'he editorial supervision primarily 
is in charge of Gen. John S. Clark, of 
Aubnrn, wno has enriched the text with 
abundant foot-notes which throw much 
clear and usei'ul side-light on the uarative. 
TiiLT,' ■.•.•■V :_' ■> u.^iiuct journals by Sullivan's 
I'.i -. :- : -' ' I iiiem are for the most part 
tl i : . ■ \ . .iMiig the condition of the 
li ' ' . ; ;i:fe marched, the state of 

t: :■■ -. :, i'l tlie kind ot country met 

«.: .. - . . ■■ .: r-: -.:; 'it.-v full. It 

rJid their 

' I ■ . . > : : ■ ... iicratioua 

'..•' 1:'. I ■ ■ M'. ,- 10 : 1-,/ .r. ,.' ■: .t. Hesides 
ll.c j,)i,ii..i.^ Li,f Om,.!. vmII ei.ui iiu accounts 
ot llie ceiileiJiiial celubralionsof lb79, steel 
portraits of the principal otlicera, including 



TiiF. llisToHiCAi. }:rc(il;li. 



Oen.S-,M, ■.-,,(-..'„ ,' .-,. I : ;-,-: ,,. ;; 

(liiPti '! 1 ' ' '■,'■■ I ':'', , 

from II. .• ^■- . ..:. ■ : - !■, .. • ■ - - 

h^V.c:-' M-..-' -•■ .. ■• .!..■ li.-:,r,-Kii," 
now Alhen--, I';:.; Col. I'l.ili;. '. o-.i Cc.u.-l- 
Inud, Col. I'ctflr Gansovoort and 
otliors; also a most valuable fedtnro 
in tlio sliape of maps of llie umiu 
inarch and tlio most important of the snb- 
fcxpcditious into the uounlry of the Sonecas 
and Caj'ugas. Those maps are not dedac- 
tions from the text of the journals. They 
nre fao similies of maps made by the geo- 
graphers and surveyors of the expedition. 
The route of the luam march and the divtr- 
nion through the Cayuga country were 
measured by the chain of the surveyor who 
accompanied the army, and accurate maps 
were made and preserved. In reading 
these journals and examining the maps 
one 13 surprised to see how the dis- 
tances and comments on the country, 
then a forest save where the Indians 
had their coru-Celd.s and their vesetabie- 
gardens, tally with the more accurate 
surveys of rectiu tin .. . TV ; .;",, size, 
character, and p :'. ; i - ; . :....■ ition 
of the lakes fn ,: i ^ - i ir as 

Sullivan marcl.* ...:,; . , , ;, ... . ■. torth 
with an accur.a., ,.i...M ,i ii :.^,^..i.,., .>^r .-ub- 
seipieut oxolorors and piouiur^ to add. 
Throughout the journals the ori^jiual no- 
menclature and orthography have been pre- 
served. 

Gen. John Sullivan was engaged in tlie 
thioUest of the tight for .\mcrican mdfpeud 
euce, but his name uii;,'ht not he rfiiiember- 
ed before some of \ni ,•.-..">••• r, f ,i ,,, ..r„ ,,,,t 
connected wil'.i i I :- 1 ■■ ■- ■: •'■ ^i 

Nations for i i ;. :: 1 . ■ . : t 

first Americ'ii. t ■ : - ^ 

sistance to Ct,!' I.;i:. >-. I!.,- v, - i-. !',•- 
ceuibei, 1774. near I'ort iiiuiith. .N. 11 , the 
Uuccmber before the battle of Lexiugtou. 
Ho wn" born ill lierwicK, Maine, February 
17, 1740, and was bred a lawyer. la 177;', 
he was appointed Bri^-adier General. 
The next year he went to Canada with 
a reinforcement, and by reason of Ins suc- 
ce-isos he was commis.-.oiifd a Majjr-Gtn- 
eral in .\u-uM, ITT'' II, ,;.,! .rood work in 



-handled with the 



UtU- 



Havn;. . - 
in r.',,;, ho vv,.- ., . 
division. In r..-. 
Stalen I.-land, comiu 
Aiiiorioan forces at 
victory over the Br 
but wa- afterwards i 



cap- 
Liton, 



sioii and 
left ill 17 

to 17S!; 



and its hue of )i. . - 
tionary territory "i ' 
west, except as k, >: 
country through v. , 
marched must alv 
charming scenery, 
and the contentme! 
of its people. Fro 
junction of tlie \'. •.- 1 
the Chemung Rn.- 
but fertile. Kr.in 



. , ■ .lo on the 

. < . ,>iu. The 

:'-;■ ;< jlUian army 

be noted for 

and intelligence 
Wjuiian- to the 
: ' - . : umun and 



jf tlu 



Y,.il 



Tin: iiisTii/;icAL hkcouik 



born hiid order« to follow Cnyi 


u-n Lake on 


Presideut Pierce for two ya^i.-Eirclimme. 


either side to iIh liend aud tlieuc 


e to proceed 


The fore <,'oiiis from the lost isnne of the 


acroBS couiitrv Hiid j^.iu the in li 


1 ;.iwiy -It or 


Milford, I'll., 'Ui-fttf, Ri-.pe:'.rs to jire^eut ii 


near ;<..v,,..wn, ik.w i:iiniru, r 


.1 linll^-i ..<! 


, „ ,„,, n,n>-h i-.v-l iM.tovy. The tau- 


th..r:..l ., ;, ,,1 (.,;•: 1. 1 . , 




:•: - , -,, : 1 I.. ' 1 .. ,■ ' ^ .. ,.:■, when it is 
- ;. , ' ■■ v.riter has 


ftllM'i .,!•,'. ' i \ 


,1 \:'- .1,. 


....;■,, ■•-. l..rS!imnel 



nov, -i(- Ii) ! M ■ 1 i! .■ i'r . :■:,>: .i;h'T (i:! ill i 

There he expected to be joined by 
Col. Deerboru, but the two detachments 
did not rmnile till Ihiy iuin^.d tin; iiiuin 
army on tl..' i;.';;. :.:. .'.!.•.:.: i.->. i.i;. - 
south of Itl:, .' I : . 1 ;. '1 

expedition (■;: i . . ■ i 

the army w.i i ■/.',:.'. m 

sovoort's M'-' i ',11, uciir ^>ew- 

town, ajoUii; ,i aiier which the 

march baok i . ■ . -, larthsr service 

WHS euei-i ..,,, ..iilishcd. The 

journals of tlu- u....:^.., ii^Li^Uon a minor ex- 
pedition that was .^ent up the Chemung val- 
ley, while the mam army was waiting at 
Kewlowu for the Cayuga Lake eipodition, 
todislodce any Indians that might bo found 
as far west as Painted Post. — H. U. C. in 
New York Evening I'ost, Albany Letter. 

The SIcrKlilhsaie Mixed. 

A writer in i! il.i. i.-.le IndcprndrnI 
says the rcui:,!- "i < inuol Meredith, 

whom X'rr : ; :ion appointed 

United Statt - 1 :■ - ;•■ .:. i whom Thomas 
Jefferson complimmtf a 1 jr his integrity, lie' 
buried at liolmout, Wayne ('o., Pa., iu a 
grave unmarked by any tittinf; memorial, 
and this writer, after lamenting this sad 
fact, says: 

"You will allow mo tn ^a-. that history informs 
rue that ^aIllnel McT.-.lita was horn in Philadel- 
phia in 1771', an.l .-.Inr-r,.,! ,;, t!L.< t_-niv,-.|-ity of 



I.I ■ , ','i.' Im !.■ ■■ ii ',■, in;: I •■Lli the sou 

^. Capl. Graham, of this city. Sam- 
.Vlerodith was treasurer of the 



' examina- 

■■. Hisde- 

... , .. l.nce of the 

...J, i> -.aid never to 

to him or his de- 



scendants. 



J. 



Desrendaiit of a Pioneer F.imily. 
John S. .Marcy was born Nov. 1, 1831, in 

Marcy Township, aud has lived there all his 
life, with the exception of 3 years when in 
the late war. Mr. Marcy's family consisted 
of tight children, four of whom are living. 
Oue is the wife of Charles Marcy, of .Marcy 
Township, Lackawanna County: another is 
thewiteof P. .M. Couniff, of \Vilkts-Barre, 
and J. W. Marcy, of Kingston, and M. G. 
Marcy, liviu;i; jii home. .John Marcy's 
t'rnn'i'TH'tln"- «•■'- l^v '^if- of libenezer 
_\l ■.■ . .: .! ■•'•.-.' J . • , ■:, ,^„a Cou. 
t ' - ■ . - ■ . , ,,nn., after- 



' jfe was a'm.-'.ii of '"'.-nVr^'ran.l 'lui-t auVl .hu'd'at 
Trenton, N. J., in March, ISao." 

Washington was first iuau.jurated as Presi- 
dent in April 17»'.i. when Mr. Meredith, ac- 
cording to the above, was only 10 years old 
aud ratiier young to be treasurer of the 
Ignited t^tates. At the beginnius; of Wash- 
ington's second term, .Mr. .Meredith could 
have been only 14, and vvhon Washington 
finally retired only 18. \\heu the "Fath.rr 
of his Country" died, .Mr. .Merediti. could 
not have been many months over liO year.s 
old. The Wayne County antiiinarian has 
either got his dates wrong or made -Mr. 
Meredith treasurer at the wrong time. That 
wortliy lived long enough to have been 
treasurer under I're^ident Taylor— when 
William .M. .Meredith, of Philadelphia, w.i.s 
eeoretary of the Treasury— or even under 



wife gave birtu to a child on Pocouo -Mc 
tain, which she named Thankful. lhi\ 
subsequently returned to \\yoming \ a 
Thauiaul died at the age of ly. 



w.is bor 
aged 11 
twenty 



.lliikust a Nonafjenarian. 

Lt'atawissa News Item.] 
Elizabeth -Muuson, mother of D. 
in, died at hersou's in Franklin lov 
>u 'I'hur-day, the ."'th in-t., after 



rill-: uismmcM. i.-hcoi; 



rLi-(l.-rt..tl„>l:,Uu.r.J 

I doubt if aiiytliiii;,' makes a deeper im- 
Iiroiisiou oil tho .\oaiJn Diac the glory of tlio 
lirsl <lancin<,' Hchool. If any exception bo 
liil:en to this assertion, all I can say iu re- 
turn is, I am speaking for myself. 

The first teacher I had the honor of iierform 
iug under was a sedate aeiitlen,r!B by the 
name of Tobias, from Lancaster. That city 
city had pjroduced some disliunnifhcd men, 
but in my view none tcjual to Mr. Tobias. 
11« was a man of good presence, good man- 
ner, had the use of his heeis, and was a 
medinm violinist. 

I think it was in li-3n, he opened his 
school Bt Mcr^ran's. on the iresi-iit site of 
Mr. Darling's uwellius in Wilkts-liarre and 
another at .\therton"s hotel in P!j mouth. 
To get all out of the tl.-.tit; thai wii? in it, J 
attended both. It \\i> iii. ( ..-.\ r ; '.tt r, or, a 
good horse, tfi furd tl:t 'l^■' ;.i !':\r.ii;th, 
pass up through theii.n :h. ;. I , ; , , , l.~ li-t., 
and thence ou to Moil:. 11:-. !■ :' i ^li-rr 
stormy ones, or evcL ;. i:.'' li-ii, v - 
no hindrance to an si; ! :. .,' :l, u; ]•.', 
in search of l;nov.-ltd.,i. .Mii ;■•;;;,■<].!■.- 
fels of the county ?ea'L ;.i.- : .. i:ir -■■'., .-o'. 
This probably had .-oii;v \>fiL:iii; loc ilitiL 
class of young ladies has never been excel- 
led. 

After this, probably the outcrop of Mr. 
Tobius' laborers amoiif.-st us. there was the 
annual ball on the t22d February at the 
I'hoenix. To this c.-.me the notables of Ber- 
wick, Danville, Bloom, Tunkhimnock .and 
other outlying cities. 

I'orter, the memorable landlord of the 
riioenix, brd what was called a spring floor. 
It was over tiie long dmincr room and sup- 
ported only at the sides of tl-,e apartment. 
The combined tramp ot many feet, in time 
with tho band, produced a v;i>ratory motion 
Fomethimj like thi; teeter of a buckboard. 
It always ffeii.id h ?,.mi :l.;r ti :r..-, the whole 
affair diii:': fr-;:h J-v>, -.v^:-- i!-- n--" frrirht. 

Thi*-!; '?• r ,-: -•. ■ --;:•! ■: -■■' -.-r! 
of thi' li i:.r .•.•.;;;.•.: ■ ■•>■■ .-:i 

mentuiT; '.: .■' . ■. .".■ : i i. ■.; ■'.!.■ . i i,-; 
were tht -l;lv-, -^v- c-: Mr. LvL;..-. i.':ur 
school, very l^ir^je a:id sacce— ful, was at the 
Dennis Hotel, where is now tho National 
Bank. 

Mr. Morton, from Philadelphia, was a 
very pu'.it .,• : ■:. ■. :■ . -hort o; build, yellow 
haired. :' -. . . u and frolic^omn on 

his le.:- ;.- ^ '.'.. I nevtr look at the 

pictme L,: 1'. . -ih oratorical attitude, 

but it rcminU- :r.e ot .Morton. .Mr. Jones, pn- 
contra, was a very sliiu 'oatii; ?ontleman. 
Nature must have had a fiddler iti view, 
when draftinf; tlie plans ano specincations 
of his m;'.kt.::p. He )iid the most deiicate .>f 
hands, with CUijers like straws. How could 



he be ( Iso than a jirimc mauiiiulalor of the 
slriui.-V:' 

1 fi:pl "SO it would i:e proper lo seek par- 
d(jn lor makini; refc rence to maiters of snrh 
minor importance, kiiowiuj: that tho 

barbaric nsa^'es of our anceslors. (lur more 
favored lasses of ■th" pre-t hi ilay will searco 
thank me f..,- ,- i;;,,^; ,.fr their altcntion 
from thcL-. - ■■. : ■ : ' : ... the wait/, and 
other mall i , i ; . i. the tid<- of re- 

form. l;nl , :■ , .. II,, l/i^l,,i ,riil j;.r- 



'Jlic I'cderHl CiiUMitulioii. 

J^enusylvania was the first of Iho lar^'o 
States to adopt the Federal Constitution. 
The .■ycitemi n; it called forth w.as intense, 

:■.! '! - ■ " I ' t tho day were liiltd with 
i.l :■ iiiiiig it. In tl.e-e papers 

--'lii' ■■ '' !i ii.-l entire) the deb;iles in 
t:, 1 -1 ("Convention called to 



The 

th.t fui 



\\h: 



deb, 



U'ht 1 



of 



a siimio si'eech. Uhatciillea t<,;!ti tlicse 
reuiarks does j.ot a[,(.ear; m.r ar.- tho views 
of the minority of the ou-, i-nluiii. wliioh 
embody the very spirit of .-iibii.iaent amend- 
ments to the Cou-iili:iKiii, ijiveu at all. 
It was hoped that upon tho centtnni 1 
anmvcr-ary of th.; a,l,jpn,,ii of thi Coii-ti- 
trti:,,;i I ',,1, :--'..,■ ,■: i . ..• ,,, , ,vi -ion for 
c,,; ■ : ■ I :•,■., ■ ", ii;: show- 

i: J ; ■ . , ■ : i; . led to 



she set in rLi;oj!.i/inL: the oleums of the 
smaller States made the adoption of tho 
Con.>titiition po.-sible. 
Ihe Hi-ioruMi Society of I'ennsylvania 

ily 



ibli.h 

•bUos 



THE Ul^TOIUCAL l:Eirii:l). 



Hi.rMH«t„Ktl.r I- 



'I'ho Inst roKiilnr moctius of the Wyoniiui,' 
Historiciil iiiiii GcoloRicil Society tield lu 
tlio old room-; look jilace May 13, I'res- 
idout E. ]j. Dnna m tlje chair. A largo 
linmbor of mcmhor^ v.cre pre.=.cnt. 

Gen. Dana aiinoiiDCud th.it tho raeetint.' 
WHB for the jmrpone of discussing Iheiiropo- 
sition to remove into tho old First I'rcsby- 
terian chnrch. 

From tho discussion which followed later 
in the evouini; it «■■<« obvious that the pur- 
pofieoftlio mcelinft was a surprise to mo.st 
of tho members present, and little prepara- 
tion had been made to discuss it. 

The Bocretary, Sheldon Remolds, read 
from the societj's recent correspondence. 

\Vm. R. Maflet was projiosed for member- 
ship by Dr. iDsham. 

(ludtjo Dana ukuU- tlie inftenroloyical report 
forTi'li. 'ii'iTi. I' i !':.-, :> the avera^'e 



cabii 

dPp:. 



Stead. 
Carrie 
Mr. 
the so( 
self a 
by h, 



■ ■: i-o Dsler- 

.- /i' i ' t. .ludaa 

1 and t e new one, i;un.-i.^liUR of ttio 
committee, be appointed in their 
Mr. .\therton seconded the motion. 

Cdward Welles hoped the library of 

,iity would be put in an alcove by it- 

d would not lose its individuality 

11.- ^r.ilhrfd about tho (islcrhouL 

.1 1 . i,' ,11. Ids announced that all 

■ M publications of the so- 

• I be kept in their room.s 



Mr. Reynolds 
mont and Sta 
the reference 
library. Mr. 



tompc:,.;:,- -■'■ : 


: _ .-; rain fall 


amend that thiMinL'ti: : . , ■ , t 


3 47.1n.,;, . 


r ■ -Kowfall 8;i- 


committee with pcv . ! > - \ ,, - 


inches. 1 ; ■. 


. ' : ■ t^mpera- 


sion by .I'id-.. Wo-.jJ'. . ,: < . :,. i ■ .ml 




1 -4-100 


the pre-id.-ui, the ai,,ti...,iu i.t ,a,M i„Ml....n 


inches; deptli u' . 


'■ '■'..- For 


wore withdrawn and Iho luatter was referred 


Apiil, aver;i-. •. 




to the cbinet committee and Mr. E. 


rain fall 'J !• i • : 


' , -:..... .. '.1 '! 


Welles, .\djourned to meet on Friday even- 


inches. Th.-.-:. 


,. ■ , "■ ;■ of 


in.". .Inn.- ;i. 


lS'8t3-7 bi „, .m: ■. 




1 !.i r-:: . ■.! t: .■ v. ,[•.■:■ I'oi tributors 


Nov.,l>- .. ' :• .- . ; 1 






Jan., 1--. .;. .i 




..!■ -■ < :. \ ■, '•' i! ■ , ... I'v.'U ten- 


March, 1--',. :: :• 1 1 




r ■.:;[..•• ^ .■ : . v,'cre a? 


9:;(in.;he-:totil n 


inclle.-. The hcr.virst 


l-li . .■ ..'...,.■.. -instate 


snow fall in April sim 


L-e April 20, 18r.7 oc- 


H. ■ . .. : - . - ,, 1' . 1 . ■ . . : . .!:. C. J. 


curred April IS. 16-7. 




11... , .,, 1, i :.. ,. : - :.,rinten- 


Mr. Reynold- r. p..r 


ted that the O^lt.rhout 


d..n! .-• ]■ .■ . ' .1, .. .. \. , Amt-ri- 


tru3 ecs had a^-r, . : I 


i_-i, '•! [i.-- -■ j'l :> 


' ' 1. .'. - ■ ■. ■ . . '. ■■. .■ .; t',- 


the use of thpl. .,- 




1 • .1 ; - .!.' .' ' . - . • ■ ■- ■ , 1 1 . 


thochurch, wl,;r . v ; , 




.1 : .. ' ■ : i . . .-■,■.■ 


cy in July. Mr. ', : i 




'.■••. i . ii^.' ' . . . ■ \. , , :. ,,i ,• .■• ir 


sugirested that 1' ,' 




.vl.d \:A ,i, ..i ■ .'. .- ...-i Ku n 


portion (jf it, 1 . 


, , u-t.;-r!iuut 


Scnnce A.-.-u.-iati...t , i ,. - ■ -. lion. J. 


library. Tht-u-o. 


, : State pnbli- 


A. Scranton. I. \. >■ , ii !.;;,;. W. A. 


cations, about:. 


. p.irliciilarly 


Wilcox. Indiana 11 - .. v. K. H. 


would bB brlt ■ 


• i . ti r (l-'.ThoUt 


t'ha-e. CanaJi'ia !■- : , ■ \- - n <;..,- 


librar.\ Vv;-.: \. :■ ■ 


.' ; . ; 1 :-■ .: mI 


grat. ideal Society, i:; . : . : ,.,■■..,;. :^. 


Socieu. Ii •.• : 


. . .■ . i • M'|.,.|y 


1!. Lynch, Owen 1'- I ,: . 1' . : .,: 


iuforp,;' 




th- Interior. W. (i. s . ,: . -i . •, 


in the p>, ,•,..,„ ,.,i il, 


■■ '■•■ ''■■ 1 ....!:i;.; ,a 


('oniecticut Acadini, ,. ',-■- . .i - . .. ,. 


apart fur lli' sdcu-tj. 




Dr. U- 11. Sharp,-. \ ir.,-Pi;:, Ui-P^rn-d So- 


Judge Dana gave a 


reminiscent sketch of 


ciety, Bangor Historical Socii-ty. Secretary 


the growth of the society and p.-ild it a -en- 


Internal Arlairs J. S. Africa, Tnited St.-.tes 




iu-llioi. .It Which 11 h.is 


ClLOlogical Stirvej. Atneric.in Geological So- 


nrrived. He an m. 


'■ 1 ':. '.' ihf chief ob- 


cietv, I. 1>. Hand, C. D. Collet ot London, 


ject of the prt-. . ; ■ 


:- to discuss 


A. H. Dickson, l.v.'.,;;u- CvviJ; E.ri,re.<.s. 


and take action : .,: 




TfltfhiuH; K. Baur A, Son, J. C. Coon. A. E. 


from the pre-ii.i ■, . 


r'h:V. lil^'fir't'thh;^ 


Foou-, W. D. Averell. I'erciva.l GassHi, Coni- 


to bo done 1-. lu tu-i 


a pi-.n o: the ifo-t 


mis-ioner of Patents, 'I'ravMlers' In-iirauce 


economicil adju-luir 


nt practu-.tblc for the 


Company, Iowa lli-lorical Society, (leorge 


ueed3 of the e-ociety 


. 'J'he removed of tho 


W. Lnug, Mrs. S. Horton, Hon. E. L. Dana. 



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DKVCriKD PRlvCU'Ar.I.V 



AND CONTIGUOUS TERRITORY 

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NOTES AND QUERIKS 

])IOGKA)'i;iCAL. AXTIOUARIAX, GENEALOGICAL 

o 

EDITED FA- F. C. JOHNSON, ^I. D. 



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MDLVCLXXXVIl 



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In'linn Rriics in Lad.a-,s::nna Valloy, yO?-. //. //:;///,./iv '49 

A W'ilkos- Havre I'trjui of \%.\\ 'S^* 

OrsMniz.i'ii.Q or First Coun in Lu'.crnc, C. nen Jrhnsoi: 15' 

riicteono Shovvt,'!- of i $33, .V. Pcf!('u.^:u- ' 5 - 

Pioneer Church o!' Lackawanna Con my > jj 

Wvominc Hifioiica! Soci-t\- Accept O'stci li on t ]icqncr.t '-5-1 

•••Aqua" in Indian Na:i!us,'C. /^ ///// '55 

Dr. Silas 1?. Robin.^nn's Oavc, Dr. II. HoUistcy 1 59 

Stella of Lacls-;\wanr;a's Poems '39 

The Mcrcditli Family i "^ 1 

Famine in Wyomini'^ Valley in 1748 161 

Conimemoratioii of Mass.i.ero of Wvoming I'^i 

CalcV, E. Wright's Latest Novel. . .■. if>4 

Corner Stone of First Prebhylorian Church Laid I'^'S 

Wvouiine Historical So'~iety Meetings ' Sl-i'"' 

Dr'. Parke's Tribut.' to Mrs. Cornelia Lutler K'^S 

Hill Family Reunion at Sunbury if^9 

Historical Magazines Received i" 1 

Notes — 

Relics of fuillivan's March 132 

Smallest Man in tl^e WovM 153 

A Church Luildin;^ .Vccident of 1S30 '55 

Specimen of Paper a lumdred years old I35 

The In<;ha:r. Hou=o Und.cr^oing Demolition 15'^ 

The DeadofElv Pest. G. A. R 15^ 

Chandler Familv Gcnealoirv i<^'0 

New York Currency in 1854 if'O 

Fourth of Julv 60 ve.trs a<;o iC- 

Two Lackawanr.a Old Citizens u'2 

Presbyterian Church Recollections if'- 

Moravian Anni\ei>> rv at Bctldehem '-^'9 

Mr. HoUenback's Gift to i^ollenback Cemetery 1 70 

A Presbyterian Centennial ^l"^' 

Expenses of Runninij; Luzerne County i7'"| 

CoL Jacob Rice's Golden Weddiu'^-.'. 170 

Wills of Mrs. S. S. j;ep;iet ^nd NL^s IClLn Ru;:er 171 

Disputed B..>undarv' bef.veen Luzerne and Lackav.-anna 171 

Deaths— 

Thomas Ttu.\ton Sl;.ctmi ijf' 

Hon. David Lowei.ber.; 1 5 7 

Areh G. Hull I37 

Mrs. Annetia Williams 157 

Rev. Geo. D. Stroud 167 

Cornelia Richards Butler 1^7 

Sarah Slv I Vnnet 160 

Rev. W. \V. Turner 169 



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Footprint* of tUo lutliaus li 
wauua Valley-Dr. irolUs 
of Twenty Tliousaud Sppcilnen^. 
ISciunton Truth. J 
Dr. Hollifter's cabiuet of liidi;"'.n relics 
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were picked up along the Lackiiwanua Val- 
ley. The owner's intimate knowledge of 
Indian language aiid customs invests thi.s 
rare collection with nu added interest, and 
makes it an excellent history of the Red 
race who a little more than a century ago 
held complete possession of tin? place, now 
the great centre of the anthracite industry — 
covered with beauty on its face, aud lined 
with rich treasures in its bosom. The writer 
spent several hours recently in the doctor's 
cabinet-room with great plc^-urt- and j 
The Doctor treas 
would his gold. TIih 
pots of stone and bnrm 
pacifies; pestles of 1 - 
delicate fmiah; ogricaU 

stone, aud of every pos-iHe variety for 
cultivating tobacco, corn, etc.; war imple- 
ments of a formidable character, cumpris- 
ilig spear points ton incr,LS in k-DcIii, aud 
still a. k^.i. ■:-.:. ,. .;-■ -; ,- - .'. -, . ■ .^N 
for kilh',.- ■■.; < . ■ i i • ■■■ ^ 

"blo(iLi> I -, • . ■ ■ - ; ■■-.:■: 

amulet-, • •.'i:r r. • ,:. i !.- .1- .' .i -■.. '.■ . 

from danger and di-^uHfe, be-iat- evtrj kiud 
of implement of silex or stone, .-uch as wa- 
fashioned and u^sed in tl^is ro^jiun a little 
more than a hundred yc;-.rs ago when tiie 
Delaware nnd Mousey tribes, who were 
tributary to the famous Six Nations, held 
.sway here. 

Among the quaint and curious articles 
that attract attention is a highly elaborate 
stone pipe, repre--eutioK the Indian idea of 
the universe. The bowl represents the 
world, supported on one side by a bear, ou 
the other by a wolf, while a crude ti^^uru of 
an Indiau on each of the oppo.-ite -ides up- 
posed to be standing on a lu:,-. holds up the 
world likn a s..coik1 Atlas. Tin loilowui:.' i.; 
a correct sketch of this rude piece of Indian 
art: 




from tn 



n the village 
s-hanna River, 
scene of the 



ciited 



•.'■of the Indian amulets yet 
- Mciuity, IS the representa- 
L iiird, which was ploughed 
lUnuji (iv.ens, in a field lo- 
:;e;::iwanna Valley, four mile.s 
from Scrauton. It was a charm of rare 
worth among the savages, and defeat could 
never come to the WP.i: i'lr v.ho v, 'jre it. 

.\ formidablfi stun. !. -'-u,:. ; m :.- v.u- 
frequently u-^i-d in 'i ■ :■ - i- 

reprcsented by tli.' ■_,,--.■ • h. 

Theweaponwfs i; . ' i-- i i,:--!.-,. 

na Valley, where half a dozen of those who 



TllK IlI^roJtlCAL h-EVUlU). 




were fleeing from tlio terrors of W'yom 



re"by 




Uno of tlio most 
witli ttiese Ktuim v 
able polish, and il. 
which thoy are char;. 

.-v'.'v I'l '1 ■■'-;'■ -I'.:'' I' in a 

f^fy:.^'^ s(o„o lui„;,h,v,vk, or 

-~ ^- = K l)attlo-;ixe, of the 
J2^ ~ v\ very enrlie-st make, 
~" :^^^- ^ - - .- z^f such as \'.-as used by 
.Ills wl.fU the 
iir^t made 

K^>J^iyn:u. ol tins deWly 
i — — u->^ weapon \vas discov- 
ered on a farm near 
8c.raiitii!i, 20 years afro, by Mr. Kenry Grif- 
liii. ') !' :■;"■.,• •: a rejiresentauon of it. 
Ari.ii:. ! :': I /v. i.ortiuu of the stone a 
Willi. '... ;! : i 1.x it to the handle, and, 

wi^'ldi : \ , .. , ... .1.! arm, auJ in the hands 
of a .a.a^u v. i.j unaided mercy as a dis- 
grace, Oi:a c^'-ii t.i.-ily see v.-hat a cruel means 
it wOQld be of pnttin;; to death a vanquished 
foe. 

lu strong contrast with the heavy stone 
tomahawk ;s that in use at present U[.uu tlio 
Koeky .Mouut.aius, among ciaus who have 
uolir.arin-. The foUowin.? is r sketch of 
this lirfht \Ht effective weapOQ: 





. Iliio of tlip most deudiy of 

^^ arrow heads, however, was 

}5 an oval Hint, used for war 

'A purposes and so constructed 

■ *•■■ lliat tho poisoned point re- 

luamed in the victim, while 

the remainder of the missile 

was easily extracted. 

These weapons of war, 
pipes of peace and amulets 
have a laa£,'UHjje more elo- 
quent than written history. 
They brinj,' us face to face 
with a condition of things 
which prevailed here a little 
,u a hundred j ears ago, and as we 
thoin with the implements and the 
on of tho present day in the Lacka- 
alley, they naturally give ri.=e to the 
what will it be a hundred years 
len we shall all have passed away 
scene of action. 



All Old Local f.jem. 

We append a portion of a poem beai 
the signature of a visitor from J,auca^ 
taken from an old scrap book contaii 
clippings from Wilkes-barre papers of 
a century ago : 

ADIKU TO WYOMING. 

S«.'..i ^..ii, '! ., ...,i r..r L<.hledf«l8, 



Lrtiutifid' 
'.Vth.dl k-o 



ter th.ir spirits had 
pa---ed to tho happy 
hunting ground. 



77/;: msTOUicAL i:. 



A UrSnUKI) VKAK? 



,i n.n.ln,-, rJtli of .Tilly, ISTO, 
lli.luv. It.'sigiied 187'.». 
;. Uiw, I47'.l. 

iMV.' Iici-M lour AiUlitioii.'il Lnw 
L. ]):in.-., Ili-iirv M. Ho} t, Jolm 
1.1 «taiiU.-y Wooduaid. 

■otUvld the President J iidgcJiip 



thoy were tlir;u called. The;-? ^^■a.•; no Ficsi- 
dent Judge until tlie constitution of 17111 
was adopted, when Jacob Rush was aii- 
pointe 1. 

It must have beeu a very iirimitive court 
for fourteen years afterv/ards, iu 1801, ac- 
cording to a carefully kept diary, still pre- 
served, there were but MXtv h"U- .-^ in Willves 
liiirre. And sev.'U r-.u ■. i r^ . , ,'; ;■-'"■, lii i 



I houses 



as twice connnisiioned 
n of Coniniou Mens, Iu 
liilner, ami in ISW by 


J'di-Sl 


of tl 
this 


le tune, 
county 


•uit. Hv a 
,M .Judges 


COIlll 
Je.-v-l 


.rolnl^e 
.1, and 


.: .■ i 




he liars 

;.u.dat« 
. Jud-e 


lany distin 
mf ,'r Jo! 


suisiif 


•d men 
Chief 
niiister 



pOSlti 

Kasto 



thefi:. .,,,.;:■ . . : 

wards -I, ; : , ■ . 

In fart 11 1 :i ■ .;i ;■ n i! ' ■ :. : ' .. :i 

circuit," that is traveling from co 
court in Luzerne, Bradford, Tioga. A 
Hndoth.rc...rit..s a'l 1 pra-iirr s iu 
thetiii.- ;. ■. 1 :>. ■ ■,.,■,:!, :i-m rive 
tot"-i: ■ :■ ,' . ills -'A 

says I! :■ : : ■ • . . num 

bliildin . : V, . :,,., , . ,, l„|t 

v.h\-\, ■: . , I ■ ■, ■ . ■'. i-.-iii 

Tie. : .■ ■ : -■ , I 

fil-st >■■:■■ .,,._.,,. 

\Vm. 11 , . I - . , ]■,,■, 'I . .:. 
Junie> V ..:;•, hi;. Mn 1 . ,. ...... ■ ' 

Ciore, Natu.-m Kii.->lev and Jlattiiia. ! 
back. Lord Butler was Sheriff au.l Ti 
I'lckering held about all the oilier 
except that of (.'ourt Crier, which be 
to Jos. Sprasue. Four Alloniey 
s"orn in: Kbenezer Bowmnii, I 
ratlin, Uoswell Weile-and Wilii.iiii N 

The I-iv id.ut Jub-e-, v.ho luue i. 



Jie 



;, . : i ' .- irrefutable defm- 

I,,!:,.; :,:.i-r\ I .i :;i-/ a Judge, George 
Giillm V. a;, elected roustalde of W'ilkes- 
Barre as a joke, became niigry, \veul to 
New York, became a friend and associate of 
Aaron Burr, and attained hi-h distinction. 
Ovid F. Johusuu and Henry ^V. Palmer be- 
came Attorneys General. Heiu-y 31. 
Hoyt became Governor. Henry 



Fulle 



r,"'.;i' 



remarkable 
iture and twice 
late for Canal 
1 meuiioiied for 
;h he was but 



ved as speaker of the 
reseutatives, ^vas Presi- 
Jonvenliun and several 



Hand and R. ^V. 

ja'-ka.w,inna. Luther 

bench in another 



lOnias Burnside, Ibi'i 



In the uld days Geor-e Denison was a 
woiideiCul pleader. Lyman Hakes, brother 
of the doctor, is believed to have been the 



riiF. iiisTiiincAL i;i:ciii!T>. 



strongfst ci-iii 
had. Hal \\i 

Oneof tho m.. 
liunil'.r V , .1 
symi.:::'.' ; ... 
foclii;- ' M 



cipal 



NlA(i 



in iK.h. .,...] ,. 1 . 




niRllt J1L^■.^^.U1,. i 


:i 


elected, lie wa. 




oil that, au.l on b 


ii 11,.'.. ■. 


it trausvirt-a that 


hi' '■. . 


R year his v-itv .h 




first chiM. T!i. . 


, ' ' . i . i 


tock became ii 




asylum and .i; i : 




having been aw ii 




conclufioa to a l.r 




Meny rh.i't.-i 


-s of 




l.v kpo'.si. 


wholi.ivo i.l.ril a' 


: tV:- 1 ir. 


ODlvf.:'- 1 .: 




fi:.. '., ;.. ■ 





nobody kuows tlieni all. The last to Lii' ad- 
niittpd is Marlin Biugliam Steveus, who:je 
date is May Hi, ISST, and whe has au ofliee 
in Ashley. 

Kelics of Sulllvan'.s Marcli. 

AYii.KES-B.vEUE, May 23, 1857.-Ei.ttoi: 
Recced: In the snmmer of 1841 or l^i'l I 
saw two canuou balls nuearthed on the 
Kingston flats, which at the time of their 
discovery were stipco-ed to have been 
thrown there by one of Geu. SuUivau's cans 
the year after the marsacre of Wyominij. 
They weiL'l.cd three or four pound-- e:'.ch. 

One of ti.i m I found wiiile lioeiu;; with 
my father and brother Ch:irles on laud now 
owned by John G.itc-. 'Ihi.s wa.s givi n to 
A. C. Clmroh, wlio?e son W iUiam, at pres- 
ent rc-=id;nj in Kin;;^ton, think? it went into 
liarnnm's first New York mnseam, which 
was destroyed by lire. 

Tho other ball was found by Lymnn 
Little, who witli m.\.^elf and -oine otlier boys 
were amnsiuLj oar.-elves i^fter bathiut; by 
di^'k'ins in the recently cut perpendicular 
beak of tho river oiniosite the centre of 
Johnson's island. Li:.i.\n Bki.dino. 



llcl.'..i-i< SUnnvr of 1K:;3. 

Fai.i.s, N. y., May Sf.th, 1S.S7.— 
liiuioi: Iti.cDiiu: In a recent number of 
your vahi:d.ilo Rkcoud, I road a short notice 
of that wonderful meteoric shower of Iftj:-!, 
which I remember as vividly as any event of 
my life, .as I was at my craudfatlier's in 
Wyoniiii}; Valley on that iiRunorable niijht. 
At about -1 o'clock in the morning ho sent 
iny mother (who then made it her homo 
there) to our sleepine apartment to awaken 
us, and she, with great solemnity, told us to 
conu down -tai:s to prayer as the world was 
I 'I .: .■ ! : f id: that tho scriptures were 
I .. . i .. ..le .~tars were indeed falling 
! ....:■. etc. It was rer.lly p. most 

., : :. ... .,:>(vai;,wfnllvr..„nd. Tho 



rt fr 



and 



:;.:-: .";.;:' ■ • - . ; ,. :ii._ m from 

ance liie next niimt, t.iit the Fhower was 
over, and tho show was out. 

S. PETrEBOXE. 

The Kra-ouD's request for reminiscenecs 
1 i~ 1 ;!'ittd some very interesting data. Tho 
' I. -: I 1 letter written by Capt. James 1'. 
i^ Ml. . who was an eye witness, to his 
; . . 1. 1 iie former was at this time in I'hila- 
a.. .j.l.ia. employed on the construction of tho 
tir.--t railroad bridge across the Schuylkill. 
The reference to the meteoric display is as 
follows: 

'T observe by the pn; e- th-.t the - 'i n.-id 
phenomenon of -eo ■■ ■- - . ■ , ; : vr 



ion of 1 



c: . - .. ; : .1- ...ij.ij the sight. I wusup, 
;i ■ . ' ! i lys, about au hour before 

i'.'; ■ mi going out to wasn my- 

>•'! I • ' ; ..' thi-iii, and it seemed to me as 
if :ill t'e .=;.i.r- in tho tirmamert had taken it 
in their heads that they had been long 
enouL-h stationary, a-jd that they all with one 
accord were clianging places. They seemed 
to rliool to and fro from every point of the 
lieav.ji!-;. Some of our men declared the 
moon was being cut to pieces and that the 
ehij-; were Hying from her. Some th.ought 
that there would be no more stars, that tliey 
Were all f-illiag. Others that the world was 
coming to an end and were prodigioii-^Iy 
frightened. .As for myself I stood and looked 
and wondered and admired the sight until 
tlie great luminary of d-iy n\ade tiis api ear- 
aiice and outshone the rest." 



Tin: lusroh'/cAf. i:kcoi;ik 



Wlmt i.-i claiiiiod by lUiv. Dr. D.ivitl 
bpoucer, of Scrnnloii, to bo Ihu earlicRt ro- 
li|!ious luoveuiciil iu Iho incrcut boiiud.-: of 
L.K'.kawiiniia County, was tlius ;.'iveu in the 
Scrautoii H'-pvlilii mi o! Jaiiuarj :i." : 

In ITOl Kov. WiUijiiiL l!ihl...i.. a l!.i|,ti-lniini- 
t.T, BRtllcd hero, llo purchi.FPil n.^rly lour 
hnudred acres of laml wlicrcuii tjcTanlou is now 
bitnntod. Tliis pnrcliato is on tlie records of 
liozfriio fotinty. Kov. William liif-hoii wae the 
tirst resident miuistiv of any dr-aomiuatiou in 
the Lackawami.i \,.l: ... In- i .dot ministerial 
labor extendi.! f I. ■ ■ ■,.• to Ulak.-ly. 

In all Ihis nri- ' n one Hai.tist 



I'hii 



.!ccd litro ri'fcrrtd to i.-; rocoidoi 
liu iiauiys of tlio trut.tt'ts of IIk 
', and i.s, Homowbat curtailed, k 



town, 


Willi; 


liln i;i. 


■ hop, of Now Yo 


rk 


City, 


Now 


Vorl;, 


" Sept. ;J0, 171 




a.=^ lyii: 


IU in tl 




of TrovideiKas bo^'i 


n- 


liiuK ii 


t. tho 1 


ii,.,of i' 


reserved TajlorV lai 


ad 


by the 




road, tbi 


?iicoaloQg the rond 


to 


JonatI 


lau 


Dolph'i 


5, tiieuco sou 


til 


55 


detjrpos ' on 


St alont' I><'lpl 


I'r. 


liuo 


to II 


,... old 


road, aloUK tho 


road t( 


L> l'r<- 


-ervc-d 'i 


.lylor'.x hue, along tl: 


lat 


bno to the ti 


r^t men' 


lioncd bouiin, contai 


11 




i..)ui ; 


;;:"■; 


v: huid. ■) hrw. oti 

;u-,.. .1 , .,., ll •• -..III 


. t 



1 reality 
t'wn loffs. 



Lackawanna Iti' 



T!ieSi>.atle.st aiaii. 

It if believed that I'lymouth possesses ouo 

of thefmalktt, if not tho =malle?t, man in 

the State. Uis naine i.^ Kec.s Wittier. He 

is 3-1 years of af?e, stauds ju.it 3G inche.shigh 

58 ponnd?. lie i.> a native of 



W't 



■ \\i 



Wittier 



now, "i "m:.'.!.';; I. • '■.;''r' 6t Vypiicr. Jiwt wliaV 


Xjovii. Ho camp to thi.^ 


L-nimtrv "ill 


were tlii' p'-.ii'-t" "V iipproximut" bonmlario" ot 


with Evan lieu?, a harp'r. 


, I .i ';i..-i ,1 


thisorieiual Ui^hop t-ract r f ip.:d. woi.M l,e a 


some time with t!io bite .I" 




matter of great inti-resi 1 ^In.nl.l h» triad, if 


ki pt tlie old Wyotnil:;^ Hm 




any one knows, or ccald a^ccrtam tlu-m from 
tliB reconls at Wilke.^-llarr^. to see just what 


Street, thi^ city. -Mi-. Kl ■ ^ 




part of the city was embraced hy it 


moved to D.anviUe, .Monto'.- 




D.wiD SPE^•c^■.n. 


panied by Wittier, and al 


fter Mr. K 


I'ursuant to tho above reqnen ot Dr. 


death the little inau eoi.ii 


nued to liv, 


Speucer. a Rkcoiid rci.orter m;.de the .search 




^!r.. Jeiil 


with t;,. ...:;, ... : .• .: .!l. The records in 


V i . .." . f !■ .. ; '. .1 .' i 


■J ' ■ ■: -, M. 


the t,.-:. .,-:!. 1 liiiuty's history 




■ .| 1 .. 


ver.. I, ■ . eit-utiec niau- 


1 . . . ■ • . . . ' . . 1 




lUT ti, > It .- .: L '■. . l! jr.st what OTie 


-i.i 1, . . 1 . , . ...-.,.■...- ;■ 


. 1 ..1 c.- n- 


ia loolui.j! tor. .,o u-.ca v.luitever by the 


luULou .......li ouca. 





erthyr 



TUE iiisrorncAL HKcomi 



Wit 



hi; nisioKiCAi, 



"ty 



A speoiiU iiicitiin: of lljo Wyoming His- 
torical mid Gi'!o;;i(;:il Soi'iely was iiild Juno 
3 to talio nclion ou the removal of tlio 
r.ociety's coll.cli.iii niid library to tlio Ostnr- 
hout Jjiln-iry lIuiMinf. Th.rc u.-ro piescint, 
Gen. Dam. I ,. 1; ,,, :;i, I., r, l':-.,-. R. J. 
Klic'k, ):■ :. II, I, .1 ,.,, , .; v il : . ifiijden, 

Rt>v. ■w. r. w.^:' -.' ,1- , r w. ,!,,, „b.'i<-k. 

A. T. Ma ;ni;..,i., I; :,;. i:-, ^ I;. C. Davi- 
G. M. i«v.i-, lipji,,:..- ur.ta.e, G. K. Bed- 
ford, G. ii. Kuip, (I. C. llilUird, .M. H. I'ost, 
S. C. Strullier:*. W . J. Flick aiid F. C. Jotm- 
Bon. 

Tiio matter of transfbrnug such portions 
of the library to the O.sterliout Library as 
the Bociety did not lutd, had li en referred 
to a comujitlto con.-si.^tmg of Dr. Ingli.'ira. 
Rev. Mr. Hayden and Lawyer Lewi.?, who 
reported in elabarat« detail, at tho f-ame 
time goiuf. as Chainnaii Dana said, into 
niutters rot confeiuplated by the appoint- 
ment. Tho report auakfiUL] a warm diseu.^- 
siou, inwhii;i -.< .' ,.:. i - ; ;l.,.t, apart frum 
the report, t' : 
standing betw. i 
the Historic' - 
waitinr f..^ ii 
then. !r>',' In : •' 



■ i: tinite oiider- 
: airu.slees and 
:■ ; '1 il-.at in eaeh 
: lu in.;ke advacce.s, 
utely no oommaTiica- 
1 his was a matter 
.ble surprise, oonsiutr- 
^o mads up largely of 



lUg th.it li.L I 
the same ptopie. 

There had as yet been no formal a^ 
once of the bec|Uett ot the l,".te Mr.(_l:-te 
providing quarters for the so'jiety a 
accordance with the committee's r 
snch formal acc/.pltiuce was ui.ide. 

The report recommended that iti tn 
over the Kovenimiiilp-iblieattoiistlic.s 
rcflervc li;-. ^..^^ •, ,<, i|,e event I'f a i.o 



Tru~ 
Csterr 
govi rl 



ind 



bodies, to withdraw 

ted to scbjectius; lli( 
lerisk nf having th; 
'L'S Withdrawn in tht 



:i;;'ihi 



ovortotlie that body. He thoir^-hi further th.it 
the removal should take place sit once iii 
order to save rent. 

Air. H.ijden explained that the Historical 
Bociety was not iho owner ot tho goveru- 
nieut publications, but was simply h deposi- 



tory, and the government has the power of 
recalling lliein at pleitsiirn. As to the delay 
in removHH- the cai.iiirl, Mr. Haydeu siud 

the (),..|. -;, ,: I,:'- ■, , . ■ ; i 1 ■ rTani(,..d 



Mr. K.;l,, „:.,/,.! t, i:„;.. ;i p.jw building 

erected at cine... 

Mr. Holleiibaok favored making a tompo- 
riiry aduition to the church building in 
order to accommodate tho Historical 
Society, there being UO feet of land iu the 
rear. 

Kev. Mr. Jones, an Gsterhout trustee. 



<-al .S„ciety. Tho 
;hi;jgof what tho 
JSo such iufor- 



-tiun 



Gen. J;aua .-aid th.-re was a l.icK of definite 
information as to what the society wanted. 
The Building Committee had no information 

It tluii l' m : r 1 ■!, a there had a.s yet 

been no c,' .'■ v.. r of the Cabinet 

CommitiM I :: ■' 'Miuut trustees. 

Mr- " ■ : '■' that thoy had had 

' I ■ -I il;a the matter of 

' ' ' ' ■ ■ ■ ■ 'iimeiit documents 

.'-'■■■'> I:.'- : :^"V,.i ,.| li •. ImiOKS ,-hoUld bO de- 

TniV.te l'.,Uieberi..ved the society should 

v,-.aivu all claim upon the p-jblic doo.uraeiits. 

.Mr. Kulp feared the ( i<lerhout Library 



co-jimittfo tavon-t I'l. ii'i iirivl the en- 
tire library to the ( i-l. rhout Library. 

The portion of tho report siiucifyiug that 
euch portion of tho library not embracing 



■nil: iiisrouicAL imcoun. 



Amoi 
titio 

6C01 ( 



lie deposited 
ho >i.-ed for 
Uich auiend- 
uc of th« re- 



EniTOR Rkcoud: I liavo louj; noticed tlip 
peculiarity of the foliowiiif; name?, in 
eiKtli of wliicli the word ■■injcii" or its 
plionetic equivalent, ai'pears. i write this 
with the hope that foiut- of >our readers 
will ofTer an explanation of the i-oinoidenoe, 
if puch it may be called, as it ufipi.-ais in the 
followiiit' names: 

Aquasliicola 

Catasaqna 

Tnmaqua 

HoUtndaqua 

Qaakake 
Chilli?iin-iqne 

Aqntlone 
Kish.'.coMUillas 



It iB Raid that the i 
auee society once ynv 
nation of the origin ■ 
staled that the creel; ' 
of a cold water roci 
had formed on it:. I-, 
to say thai anj ; .'.( i 
temiicrance -if. 
store label v,;i; : ■ 
lion of this pin : ■ : 
thankfully reo.-iviiJ. 

Hazleton, May Vi. 



C. i'. ill 

l.fT Acfldl 



the new 



KccalHuKaClMircli 

By theunf>.'- .: '■ 
Pre&byterian I ' ■ , 

the catastropi.i i; . ;::•■ lirst church 

erected by tlial at i <'u.i!i ^uioii in \-^<S0 opon 
the site of the prcsiut ciiurcli. Cjrn, 
Gilder.~leeve had been the pastor of the Con- 
greg:il;onali--ts who worsliijiijed in the old 
church on the TuMic Square. the par-on- 



a<je 



1 th, 



Agib Ricktit- 
MichoIasM'j.r,.,, > : i; .. 

ceeded Mr. c;il-:> r I' i .! . '.mi :;i, ; ,1,: ,,i 
ministration thu toriu ot i;u\c:nuicnt xwis 
changed to Presbyterian, and a 
frame church v..ms built of the 
Banie style as the late church on the Kiut;stou 
road ou the Butler prop, rty, now l.-.kL-n 
down, cUied Conathiau. Jcihu Darken, of 



,. ! ' , I ' irustees to lo-s 

'. I ' ' . : Mas a creat loss t 

il : , ■ i . . ri,,ira','ed and di^ 

Um J t::.l i . .1,,, ,;■ ;'ltor left and re 
ed In ^,i:,:::n.J, :'..:d tlio church wa 
ted l,j oti.er oomr.utor-^. hi l-;i:i H.:v 
.ul;.s .Mu.r ly \.:i'- (•i^U-d to t;hz-.lu th, .N 
11.1 Kev. J.jhn Dorrance was called t 
pastorate and uurinfj his ministry th 
ent church was erected in IHM and '51 

"SCKIIIE." 



Paper a lliiii(lr<d Vears Old. 

The cominitteo having in special charge 
the arrangements for the centennial cele- 
bration of Frr.nklin and Marshall College, 
Lancaster, June 1~-1G, have issued an in- 
vitation and program winch has the charm 
of antiquity and novilty. The pai'cr on 
which it is printed is a lino hand-made linen 
fabric, with rou^;h edges of the real kind, 
and no modern conceit or imitation. X itvi 
hundred sheets of this pap.-r wa^ fouud in 



lienjamin Franklin, one of the most far- 
sighted statesmen and sagacious publicists 
of ths form;it:vt.- p' riod of our iu-titutions, 



. cer 



. •■ I - ite. Jud^e Hnglies. of th 
; ; :, iMtrict Court, Vir-iuia. *■!! 
. . l-'i-y on Chief Justic .Mar 

II' :- •, !1 known as a juri.-;t. orato 
-pui^ait. ami there is peculiar lilne.-s ii 
ectiou ot a N'lrgmiau lor this task. 



77/A- }11STU1:1CAL laccoiui. 



A meotintr of 'I") Wyoming Coinniemora- 
tivo Associ^Uion wiis hold at, t'le otrtce o) the 
fcorotiiry, AKloriaaii Wusley Juhnson, on 
SaturJiix inornii.K, for tlio jiurposo of miik- 
lu^; ai-nm(,'i^m()iit3 for tlie i-.nrup.l rfuuiou at 
tliu moMimiuut on July 3. I'ro.-'iuent 
CliarU-s iJorriuuM c.illc-il Iho uieetiut; to or- 
der. Thu 111! :,;. .1: ;• L soar's raeeting 

were read ..: ! ( ui motioa of 

Gen. Dauii, -i , , , .'..I^iinsou. it was 

Resolved, In 1 \, ;,.!.;u at the inonu- 

roeiit at 10 o'ciuck nm. -J uiy 3. and that after 
the CQ?toinary exercises we proceed to the 
A\ yoming liotol for the usual eommemora- 
tivo dinner, iu accordance with a staudin;? 
resolnlion of the association. 

Ou molion of .Mr. l':irsou?, Hon. Steuben 
Jenkins, J'ayne l'( tt,l.u:..o and John M. 
Stark, K:-'is., v.cro uiiui.a a= a committee to 
arrantre the drtu!,- ^l Hit service and aUso to 
prepare tlic gronnds and decorate the monu- 
ment. 

Ou motion of Dr. Hakes, seconded by 
Mr. Tarsons, it was re.s-olved that Rev. A. H. 
Tnitle be in%'itcd to deliver a brief address 
at the mouumt-ut. 

Gen. iJaua aiui Dr. Hakes were appointed 
a conmiitttu to invite r-peaUers. On motion 
of Gen. Dana, seconded by Mr. Jenkins, 
it was 

Resolved, That in the death since onr last 
meeting, of Rev. Abel B-irker, this associa- 
tion has lost the aid of an earnest, able and 
cherished a-sociate; 

That his presence at every meeting since 
its first urgauiiiation, and his v.-arm sym- 
pathy in its sacred purposes, have largely 
contributed to the interest, of our meetings, 
and his absence on this, and our future as- 
semblages, we do, and shall ever, deeply de- 
plore. 

Col. Dorranco said in view of the fact 
that so many of our late co-workers have 
pKs.sed fro'.u earth and it may be t!:;..t uihers 
will be O'llled tothi.ir tii.al a.-.-..;int before 



we agai 
ho tlioii 
to rpcui 



sr.ciate, madi r.i.o:; t, . - . . a.iopt- 

iiil,' the r< -olution pii..: : i;- :■. uar annnal 
piU:riina:;e to Die moLu.mtut Kruuuds. lie 
would t:..-.-;-. fore as!; the scorciary to read 
from th-i. memorial volume the remark- of 
Mr. li.irkrr made as there rei.orted. .Mr. 
JnhDson a.ccordiuyly read from the book 
as t.,ll.,.*s: 

.Mr. 1: u l.er said "Itis expectedt'iat the iu- 
habiiaiils throughout the vallev will display 
their il 14- at half-siaff ii, houorof the iir/t 
aiimv.r.sary m. eting, in this, the bti.'i!iuing 
of the 5,ciind century iilt^r the liatlle and 



tious until the morning cf the 200th year 
may again call the people to meet at this 
sacred tauo as thej- did in 1878, to do hom- 
age to tho noble dead of Wyoming's bloody 
day. The annual meeting of the survivors 
of the association, lie coiiUi not regard but 
with feoliugs of mournful anticipation. We 
are nearly all of ns iiipu bordering ou the 
middle ago of K'-, . ; -■ 1 iiijs having 
passed the allolt ': , ^rs and tea 

vouchsafed by <;..! . aliires. It 

mur;t inevitabi;. . I.: 11. i, ■ ii.r future of 
things, aud that al nu di-i ..nt dav, th.at 
some, iu fact all of us will bo called away to 
render an account of our stewardships 
here ou earth, aud it is with feelings 
of sadness with which I look for- 
ward to the time when the last 
man, old, tottering and infirm, shall assem- 
ble hiin«elf in the shadow of the monument, 
on some hot July morning a fev/ years hence, 
to partake of his lonely meal and pay a 
liual tribute to the memory of his departed 
associates." 

Dr. H.ik.s, treasurer of the association, 

1'. .:- ■! I^ I '.■■.■ •■ ,. ■.■: ;,: , ■.; , ,.„dt,d bal" 



raeaus,'! sol.-inn chi'.racter, the mef ling i 
jourued. to assemble at the monument 
July 'J., the 3d being Sunday. 

Dltid iu Colorado, 

Thomas Trnxton Slocuin, died at his ho 
ou Slocum Kanche, Platte Canyon, Co 
rado, May -JOth, in the 7.:.th year of his a 
Ho was a descendant of the origiu.'.l S 
CUIUS of Slocum Hollow. rov/Sciantou, 
father being lionjamin Slocum, b".;.lher 
Kbener Siurniu ot Hil Hl.|1.;\v a-al Jo-i 
Slocum of ^^ ,: . .-l; ,,. ■.!.-.' ■' , ■■.. 
herited f ■. . 

atTmii:!, • :: 



Co: 



do; 


jn.ted the 


site 1( 


in;j 


;s. Hew 




era 


1 with hi 


IS mea 


del 


,t iu (ui. 
red v.alu;: 


'.■■ who 
ibli- ii. 


w;t 


h his f, 


irm at 


or 


^tv.'ard ai 
Kansas; • 


l^Jll 



,ach 



Ti-rrill^.'^^vi,'^':'- ■ , '; ' ::...* ,': 

MiUAnulltn'ms|'H':,:,":;r;;f'i'a|,t".'ja, 
Dunius, yet living at their mountain 



TllK llJ.s-IOIUCAL /.', 



Tho I.nto Mr. Lowciiljcrg. 
Thn funoral of the Idle Uuvid Lo« 



of \Vp->!biii)jton Lodp'oof Froemasonn, linving 
bo«u iiiitiuted iu 185:). Ko lenvos toanrvivo 
him !i wifn, fonrpotip nnJ three diuiijlittTB. 

I,' A^r |,„v.pl„..;. .,|.,. |...-.-:„l- -jloisof 

i: '- .. ■' ■'-•<'' r. h ■1-11, hut his 



deceaMj and W :it-liint.'Lim J 
M., of Uloonisburs. L'lxju 
train nt Soulli Wilkes-ii;ii-j 
trausferred to the Iilmtm' 



the r, ' ' •; at tlie houie ill Blooms- 

bur;:, .1, ; ' •. i , i.VB the Mp.^ouic ritual 
wa^o! c-.'J. i io,n 10 to 12 o'clock all 
phicos uf b.p-iinfs in Elooirirbari; wcro 
clo^oJ, as a mark of respect to ttie man who 
did so mueli for the couiiniiir.ty at large 
wilhont respect to creed or nationility. 

Mr. Loweuberg wn-; n rf'-*, ■■ '■': Wt^. 
Simon Lone and .1,, , : li - i. i i,,. 
'B\oomsbuTg Rfpiiblivii , '.\ ' : 

Tho deceased was oiir Ml 1, ,,' i- 

ness men and most piiiil'o' -;■:. j< . ■.-. 
of the community, lie was bcru in B:ivari;i, 
Germany, in 1*^3, hi-=i f;-reuts being 
farmers. At an early age he was apureatio- 
ed to the trade of cloth-making and at the 
conclusion of his three years' term he con- 
tinned his avocation as a journrymau for 
nine years. In 1848 he emigrateil to this 
country, landiug at Kew York, and after re- 
maining there a short lime came to Wilkes- 
Harre and thence to Bloomsbarg in 
1800 where he opened a tailor- 
ing e^tablishni^nt on the =it? now occaried 
by hi= !■■•■'■' v.h'V. =■;!,. m-l r-tail clothing 
stori', i;, ' '■ ■■ • • ■ I- attention to 



lote 



to 1- !r .['..' -I , ; ., ,, ::t of the town. 

In tt: ■ :'■:■■:.':■: I '' - ; ; ■ .;:i i-e was clio?en 
chairman ol the Lleniue.". uc Comity Com- 
mittee ana has frequently since that time 
served in the same capacity. In 180-1 he 
wa- a (!• 1. ;;'.-itp from this district to the 
I)en,."r -i- \ ■! .:;il ( Vdiveiuion, and has 
rerr. ■ : , -; r:el"af every sneceeding 

e<iii\. i.\~- . ; 1 111 1~7l;. whtQ he was a 

pri.-i.'. 1 '1 ,; . ', 11. Hh served as conuty 
trea-^i.r^r in l--.li and 1871. For foar suc- 
cessive terms he was chosen president of 
town council. Uuriuirthe reorsaniz-ition of 
the North ,t W.-st Briiieh Hti. ir, 1 — 1. he 



at I 



eral years, but in- i 
verses through ;• : 
ventures, he .va- ;• 
and came i i '•'■ i ■ ' 
started in ' ': i ■■ : 

on Nonii •, ^■ 

wa,? a man oi striet pr 
tegrity and leaves 
frieiKiS to mourn h; 
ried in IS.'.l to Mi 



and at one lime a trustee. Ihe 
funeral was held at 4 o'clock 'I'uesilay after- 
noon, rcrviees at Memorial (Jhurch, inter- 
ment in Holleuback Cemetery. 



\1 School, lie was ul- 



THE insroiuuAL ni:<(ii:ii. 



nnme beiiic Hogr-rs, her fntlier the much 
respected in hia day Doctor John Rocerfi. 
who firtioticpd t^^tcnsively thmnqh the vnl!ey 
sixty yt 



the Pisto 



otlierwi^e jti. i i : r 
thoowiit^r u( t: I-.. ; ■ . i ■ ' 
poDiely l.i'i't 1'; In- ,;. . :: : : i^,;iii ' . ■>■. ' ■ 
Jiidse Vfouls, ou Ihf li:iiiuver Hals. In 
183ti, Annotla nnd her lir.sband, Vnleutine 
Waener, opened the Bear Creelv Uotel, 
on ' the lino of tiio old stage route 
from \VilUcs-Knrre to Enston. This 
was made the chance ftiition of the ptaije 
teams, and the early lucakfast place for 
travelers leaving Wilkes. Barro before day- 
light. In the summer of tliat year .Mr. 
Wagner was run away with and killed near 
the old (jate house heyond Stoddartsville, 
and the widow WH;,'nor carried on the eetab- 
lishnitut for several years on her own re- 
sources. 

Along in the fortie.- istiles Williams, a 
handsome young lumberman from Kew 
Jersey, associated with Abram Pierson. 
started the lumber mills at Bear Creek and 
in due time induced the widow to doff her 
weeds. Hut the hotvl wa^ still maintained 
till the advent of railroads cot off the stage 
routes and wiped out the Turnpike Com- 
pany. 

In 1850 Mr. Williams sold the Bear Creek 
property to the late Peter I'lirsel and with 
Mrs. Williams moved to the Spring House 
on the Wilkes-Harre Mountain, where they 
maintained a summer hotel till his death m 
1875. 

Mrs. Williams never had any children and 
leaves no relation nearer than Mrs. Judge 
Pfouts. She was 78 years old. JJeaUi re- 
sulted from paralysis. 

A House a Century Old. 

Dr. C. F. Ingham is about to remove an- 
other old landmark and 
a block of two tine reidi 
nt the corner of Union 
The exact date of the hi 
ent venerable structure 
it must have been at le; 



erect in its stead 
cps to face Union, 
ud Itiver Streets, 
amg of the pres- 
. not known, but 
; a hundred years 
ago. It was built by Kfcv. Jacob Johnson, 
Krst settled mmister of the Congregational 
Church here, before it became I're-bjteriau 
in its form of government, and was occu- 
pied by his family up to the time of his 
death, which occurred in .March 17'.i7, and 
for years afterwards was the home of his 
son, J. P. Jol]ii>i>n, who in about le2ii sold 
it to Arnold Colt and removed to the mill 
property at Laurel Kun. whf>re he died in 
1830. Dr. Ingham has occupied the place 
for thirty years or more, but the old must 
make room for the new in the onward 
march of improvement, and this famil.ar 
old home of one of the forefathers of tlie 



a century ago, and of other 
passed away, or passing, 
low. Wo understand that 
mrthp old building he will 



V '-, of Ely Post. G. 
I ' ' of the dead mem- 
II companies and 
.,; ,. : list, it is believed, 
. |j,;l there may be some 
r-im home or who were 
whose uam.es have not been 
Imve been thus overlooked 
reiinested to send their 
companies and regiments 
The list now prepared is 



tli.';i- !!:• ••■ ■. 

names, with tin 
to R. V. Lever; 
as follows: 

Albert, Sidney, o2d Pa. Vols. 

Brisbane, Wm., 4ilth Pa. ^■ols. 

Brecht, Godfried. Ullth Pa. Vols. 

Bogert, Joseph IC, :i:<th Pa. Vols, and U. S. 
Sig. Corp 



Clap- 
Crusu, 
Dunlii 



Harhi 



■;U. Cav. 
.. Vols. 
.1. Vols. 
Vols. 
!. Cav. 
I'a. Vols 



-1st 



Ilerbeii, .. II , , ,•■ I'a. V 
Hunt. -Ill-, i'.. ',r, 1 ,1. Kes. 
112th Pa. \ ols. 
Hartland. John, 5-3d Pa. Voh 
Uay, PeJer, bLh Pa. Vols. 
aa;'uubiicii, Alir.iMi, :Mi)th Pi 



I ' ',■.'- ,. , : ■ r:i. Vols, 

ii-.-:-i:v ill- ..It P.l. \ols. 

Kfi!^r. Uei.ry. ..-m N. V. Vols. 
Eai.dmei-sor, -N. P., 143d Pa. Vols. 
Lewis. Josiah L . lj;id Pa. Vols. 
Loch, B. F. 4lh N. Y. H. X. 
.\Iunday, John, 47tti Pa. Vols. 
McNalis \Vilham,_:r,th Pa. Vols. 
.Moses, William, 1.7tii Pa. \t)U. 
Ossent. Eu-one. 4l-t N. V. Vols. 
Plotz, Charies C, U:id Pa. \'ols. 
Pryor, Theodore. 2A Pa. Art. 
Hoot. Channcey L.. U. S. Vet. Res. 
Kuf. Andrew, ."Hh N". Y. Vols. 
Stout, Charles B., 1 l:Jd I'a. \'ols. 
Speece. L. B., 7th Net. Kes. 
Tyler, Joseph P., P»7th Pa. Vols. 



77/a; i!isroi:u:M. i;hcoi,t>. 



Ui.<toi- I5.>),lii8<>i,'s Hiavc. 
One huudrod ycvus n.;o there wa.-i bnf a 
BiUKlo burying i)laco from tlie head of the 
Ijacl:,r,v:;i.n;i lo U:. luoulli at I'itlstou. Tliis 
was kriowu as Xiipii's graveyard, on tho 
cdu-e of Oapouiio, near tho Mt. Plflasaiit Col- 
liory. Thoro wore no public (jroui.d^;, all 
were private. lu Slocnm Hollow the Slo 
cum place was tlio second, while on the 
Hyde Park hilUide was tiie third burial 
ground in the valley. lu Dunraoro tho De 
Foy WHS 7iext started. The Oriiliu, the Her- 
mans, the Mcbaniels, the I.utz and iha .Mott 
crounds were private places for the dead, 
with no lioad-stones of marble, and few had 
common stones roared by tender hands. 

Dr. Silas B. Robinson ;-ame into the v?l- 
loy in 1S;G. He was the second physician 
here. Ho settled in ]'rovidi-'Uce, where he 
died in 1800. He was buried in tho Tripp 
place. On tho sunny side of the hill nnder 
the siebmg of a small pine tree, he was 
bnried by the Masons, of which ho was a 
prominent member. His de;uh was sudden. 
In the evening he visited a patient in the 
Tillage, returning home he shelled a bushel 
of corn for his chickens, took a dose of 
medicine for a cold, went to bod and died 
within an hour. Ho was a good man. He 
never drank or smoked. He always visited 
his patients on foot, carried his own medi- 
cine, and never wrote a prescription 
in his life. Valerian, soda and herbs 
made up his materia meclica, and 
his patients generally recovered. He be- 
longed to no church, but he knew the Bible 
by heart and yet he was very profane. His 
profanity, however. li!e -nv.^r. i- .-...■- r.-.,,.,,.^ 
never meant any h:'.ni, II • .- . - i ', i . ' 
suit in his life, and j . i • ■ :. 

has no monnment or ■. ii,. ; > ; .: 

where ho was laid. It i '.-■.;,,>;;••- i- 
so. Hiram Lodge of Masons m ;.ointtd a 
committee to erect a monnment. but as his 
son Dr. Giles Kobinsou promised to do it. it 
was abau'ioLeil. .Mi-, btorrs. of the Dela- 
wari-. T. .( '. .!■ ■:■ ;,; Western KR., promis- 
fJ'" ■ mains to Dnnmore but 

tuw t .■ : ' ' ,:, : ~ been done. His estate 
1= f-ii'-' - " '■ ".I'^io, and it is a shame 
th it s _■ un.d 11 ii;i;u stionld be covered up by 
calm, fur>;.jlteu and unknown. 

By the way, his son. Dr. Giles R., died re- 
cently and few knew the cause of his death. 
In thu lowrr [..irti.iii of Providence, opposite 
tl't' '-'"' ' ■■ ■ ■■■;■"? Mr. Bricht, stands a 
fm-II ''• ' ■ •■ ■ ■•■ W. \V. Wintonandthe 
'"•t'^' \'' ■ • II. D. R. Randall and 

oth'-'- "^' ■ i" 1 ; -n >m1 half a century ago. 
In the winter of l^:;:.iLoren Dewy, an Ab- 
mgtonian, kept school here and Giles, a lad 
of fourteen, went to him. Being a mis- 
chievous boy, tho master jerked him off his 
Foat one day with such violence as to fn.o- 
ture his hip. He never re::overed from the 



fall. It led to u,ry„:;is, or death of the bono, 
niid It discharged matter up till tho day of 
his death.—/;;-. //. Ilallisfei- in .Srruitlun 
Tritlh. 



wntiu-js now com., to tlie public ik book 
form. .Mrs. Watres was a noblo woman, 
whose life was crowded with Imini' deeds', 
and a triend ha-> truly and poetically de- 
scribed her as — 

•^Loving tho loveless and lonely, 
Binding tho bruises of scorn." 
The book is now being canvassed for in 
Wilkes-Barre and we feel sure that our 
readers who purchase it, as well as tho-n aiio 
do not, will bo intere.-ted in the foUuwin • 
review of its contents by Will K. Mnuroo, 
who has been writing a series of articles in 
the Scranton Argtis descriptive of tho poets 
of t\ yoraing Valley and contignons terri- 
tory: 

Mrs. Harriet Gertrude W .::• , i'; ■ r:, ,. of 
whose loss is so fresh ui.M I ,■ : i :!,ir-n 
singularly sweet and niu • ; ; m-i 



■if thi 



S(m 



hi;:h order, and h. r v,.rsr ^ rank v.itu tt.i- very 
best yet pi^oductd by Wyoming Valley 
singers. Cuburbs, a volume contain- 
ing ouo hundred and twentv-livo 
shon poems, was recently pub- 
hshed by D. Lothron Jc Co., of 
Boston, and its merits cannot but impress 
tho most careless reader, •■nareloof ii|„c,. 
trates how wf-ll she suc<a._ !• >i n. :,.■.. in,.. 
common ideas with Uf.. . : ,, i in 

"Caged'' her rich iir.agi:!;,- ■ •, , .,„ 

sphere of the true ul.-i!. i ' : •: ,, ;,,,,i 
reljned hutnor a--- ■■.!■ ■ unul'd 

.\t every shoalu,:- ;■■ ; -. ^ ,. - -treaiuof 
'"The (Quarrel," -■ i iolM." a,jj 

"Ripe Cherries," :,. •■ m "humor 

ririples. "Wool! ...a i;iu:ja-' und -'.My 
Cottage Home" exhale the fre.-h breath of a 
.May orchard; and "Love's Lo.ss'' and "Lu- 



THE HlSTfilUfAl. VKronii. 



line" contain all tho sweetness and melody, 
Bud ninch of the Konuino touch of trao poet- 
ry. Ui:t melody is so perfect, that v;ere not 
those pleasant faucios 83 philosophical as 
itiey are niii.sjeal, I should bo mcliued to 
charge their author with singing i-iroply for 
tho music's sake, but combined with all this 
melody is a depth of rare thoualit and tine 
poetical imacery. "Bret Ii;irte" and "Snow 
Birds" are Eenial poems, and tlio former is 
constructed with remarkable ingenuity. In 
"Twice w.iilin;:," "i;.!',," ai.d "Fact? on the 
Street," she m;uiil..U a tl.orn:i;;li iinder- 



tlo 



natural erao- 
wUdge of the 
Few 
3ing 
and 



reserves aud u : 


: -tic art. 


writer.-, have I. : : ,' 


.vJ in blei 


exquisite mel.i , , , , h 


■ ■, -ati-iMn 


npliftins5en;:i ,' - , - 




jantmentot >...:. 




ever ehanym.; ■ ■ 




nnfreqaently i::! i 




much in the tre.Ltu.. :.i . 


,; 1 ,^;S ■et a- ■ 


subject it-ell. lo tlio-i' 


who kuow the • 


of her poetrj it is a !,!.i 


ttvr of regret 


Bheisnotmoreu-ei;r-r,ll 


y r.:Lr>.:b,it nnf 


people of e;:ltnr>- '■• i ■ i- 




realize the ;•- 1. ;■ ■■ 


'. ■ .■■ .1 ' • ■• - 


anddiscoui.1,,- . , ■ ; , 




its honor, n. i' ^ ■ 




friends need t. . ! t.. .' i - 




fies merited condeinuati 


on. 



Chandler Genealogy. 

I'rof. Swithin Chandler Shortlidge Kave a 
dinner at Media, recently, to representatives 
of the dc-cendants of Georee aud Jane 
Chandler, who came from En;laud 200 
years ago and settled on the Brdudywine. 
An association was formed to arrange for 
tho celebration of the bi-contenuia! of th.eir 
arrival, wiih the foUowin;; ojEcers: Presi- 
dent, Dr. Swithin Chandler, of Delaware; 
Vice Present, Dr. Ellwood Harvey, of Ches- 
ter; Kecocdint; Secretary, J. Shnrtlidge; Cor- 
responding Secretaries, Prof. S. C. Short 
lid^e and .Mfred N. Chandle.-; Treasurer, Dr. 
Joseph if. Chandler, of Delaware. The cele- 
bration will be Held at the oriiriml Chandler 
hnmesttad, which is on the Brandywine 
Creek, lirtly in Delaware and partly in 
Peun-> 1. Luia. A geneplocry of the family is 
b"ing prcpar.d l.y (;ill„.rt Cope, of West 
Chester.— .\m,", 1, :■ , . 

Alfred N. ( i ■ .. n .„e is men- 
tioned abov.-, I ■ 1 - ; ■ . f,-w ye.'.rsa"0 
with the \V,~t-,, i , ... ,. : ;-raph Co., m 
this city. Hoi-, now anioii^- the Pinladel- 
phia bulls aud bears, of Third Street. 



ICpirou Rlc-oi-.d: It is not oftou that I 
iuierfere to attempt correction-- in historical 
articles written l>\ i ■: ■■. - v !:-> are pre- 
sumed to tiiow v. ! ■ ' • 11 'i';: about, 
but there are tw.. i -i irch, l^'-i?, 
number of the y/- ' •- i " /..''■/■' that I feel 
I cannot iiass by without an attempt to cor- 
rect wliat 1 bt^ievB to bo errors. One of 
the-^e articles is on "the late .-Vbi Slocum 
Butler" and the other on that entitled "A 
former \\ill:es liarrean dead." 

in the lir-t article it is stated that "Lord, 
the eldest -on of Col. Zebalon ISuiler, was 
born in t'7o." Ha had held various posi- 
tions of 11 I I'.Wr .■• -M ..o!er before 17',iO and 
was then i ' ,i • ■: the Supreme Execu- 
tive Coi: •' (' 1 -ylvania. Ho must 
have be. 1, i > \ ears of age at this 
time. nil. i : ■. ^ , , '-..iit -iO. and hL-nca 



of .Mnj. K.'.eha.-l I'tirce, the famous town 
clerk. 

In tho secL'ti'i article relating to John S. 
Mitddeii, it i- -latodtliitt he moved to Wilkes- 



ol Ilol-vit 1 ' .-. ■ ; •. .. . i-i.iii 

there li./ i.. ' . ■ , ' .-,•;- ;i. 

He was T:. ■- ■ • . ■ -. ■ ii.d- 

denwasa-:- :!;,.; m ■■. ii, i v, ij :-. ;..-h-of 
keen intelle<-t~well informed upuu public 
topics— a sharp conversationalist, — and of 
great energy and efficiency in business af- 
fairs. S. Jenkiks. 



v Vork Currency i 

[Letter to the Editc 

aich nmnb'.r of > 



1734. 



11 - 1 '. :■.;■, thousand 

;■■:;■• ■ ■ '; ■■ ' i-ncy, and 

ti 1 f .- ; , - .■ ■■. 1 ,,i- latter is 

o-.-rr-. . . ,. ,-: ,,,, X -., ,;!;.:_ ,;, x^w Vork 
eurrt-ney -Atis twelve ai"l : ,;.-:•-, and 

it took eight of t.hem t-. : .- ./iLir. 

Consequently two thon-i» ■; r. ihit 

currency '.vonld be onh - '. ,, : ,ii of 

S^lO.oiiO. I think the Dr. li.iidi, in.ult that 
mi-take. Perhaps it tvas the cotripo-ilor in the 
Trrlh otlicc— and that he thought ho 
on;;ht to correct tho Dr. However, if New 
Vork currency w.is at that timemoie valu- 
able than the s.ime nmnber of nound= in 
English sterling money, I would like to have 



Till-: lusrouicM. i:i:riij:ii. 



the doctor explain the nifitter m tlutt one 
like 1110 can iiudeistaml it. 'J'lie iloctor was 
biou^'lit u(. in ii i^.irt ol' ilirt (•(mulry where 



Sl.l-i',. --!.■■", ■ ■-' 

would DC one ]ioim 

Askam, May 10, 



Tlin jMoravians iii the Wjonnui; \ alley. 

[The following extracts arc from the diary 
of the Moraviau ludian n)i~?iouary, John 
Martin Mack, who in the summer of 1748, 
ju compauy with David Zei-berijer, visited 
the Indians rcidinK on tlie North and West 
liraufhes of the Sasqii, h:'.nr:i. Mack's first 
visit to the W 5 otMiiij; \ allt y was made in the 
autiimu of 1V4'J, with Z:nzondorf aud 
suite, and while etatioued Gnaden- 
Imetten on the Mahoniii^, between 
1740 and 17r,r., he made frcnuciit jouruejs 
idonj:; the Susquehanna in ti.e interests of 
the missions of his church. Tliese extracts 
relate to that part of their journey from 
Khainokin to Wyoming and thence to 
Guadenhuotten, and treat of the famine 
then prevailing in the Indian country- They 
are furnished the Rkcouu by John W. Jor- 
dan, of I'hiladelphia.l 

Jul;/ ■.'.', 174^. Set out early this morning 
up the North Branch. At noon lost the 
path,— we took the path that leads into the 
woods, which the Indians take on their 
hunts,— but towards evening recovered the 
right trail. Camped on a hill by the river. 
It began to rain so hard, and the water swept 
down the hillside so strongly, that we feared 
we would be washed into the river. We had 
uo hut, as we could get no bark. 

July ;'.;. Continued on our joarney 
through tne rain. Towards noon as we ap- 
proached a town, we were met by a drunken 
Indian. It proved to be a 'J'utc-lai- town. 
and when we entered it in hopes of drying 
our clothes by a tiro, we found e%erybody 
drunk. We went on for a few miles, built 
a tire and dried and warmed ourselves. 
by evening reached Nescopeck in a heavy 
rain. The people took us across the river 
in a canoe, but we found but few at home: 
those there, however, were acquainted with 
lirother Mack. We were given a hut, but 
nothing to eat, and after drying ourselves 
retired for the night. 

JidijJi. Uemained here for the day. Our 
host cooked some wild tieau.s, of which we 
IKirtook. and we gave him some of our 
liread. The Indians have gone to the ecttlc- 
nients to procure food. 



Jul]/ I'). Journeyed on along the river to 
Waniphallobank, [ Wapwallopen.J t.toiipiug 
there a few hours, but found only one fam- 
ily at home, who boiled the bark of trees for 
fooa. Famine had driven all tlio others to 
the white settlements. I'roceeded up to 
Wajoiiiick, [Wyoming,] and by evening 
came to the lower end of the flats, where 
V,, 1 ..--.1 the night. 

; . Arose early and went np the flats. 
1 ii. . i ;,ii:," lo the tir.it huts, found only a 
i r.:i ,,n.i ins wife at home and some decrepit 
old piopie, scarcely able to move. They 
coinpUiined of their need, of the want of 
food andof imminent starvation. Wo lodged 
at one of the hots. 

July -Jl. Crossed the river and visited the 
Nauticokes, who moved here last Spring 
from Chesapeake Bay, and found them 
clever and modest people. Their young 
people, they said, had been gone several 
weeks to the white settlements to procure 
provisions. In the evening tlie Nauticokes 
set Ds over the river and we we'.t to our 
lodgings. Visited some old people, among 
them a man who had collected wood to make 
a tire, but was so emaciated that he had to 
crawl on his hands and knees. Bro. Mack 
took tlie fagot' into his hut and made a 
fire, much to the gratitude of ttio aged in- 
valid. 

July us. This morning our host was busy 
painting himself. Ho painted his face all 
red, striped his shirt with the same color and 
also his moccasins. He volunteered to ac- 
company us a few miles to point out the best 
crossing over the Susquehanna. Set out on 
our return, passing Wamphallobank, and 
thence over the country, crostiug Wolf 
Mountain to Gnadenhuetten, where we ar- 
rived on 30 Jnly. 



The llcrecliths. 

Samuel Meredith, wtio was Treasurer of 
the United States under Washington from 
178;i to l.'.<01, removed to northern Penn- 
sylvania in 1S12, where he made great im- 
provements at a place he named Belmont, 
in Wayne county, and where he died in 
IS 17. 

He was buried with no monument to 
mark his grave, and it was not until Dr. 
UoUister, the veteran antiquarian of 
Scranton, called public attention to 
this fact in 1678 through the col- 
umns of the Scranton RnmhUxan, that the 
people of Mt. I'leasant took caro of his 
grave. Uis sou Thomas removed from Bel- 
mont to a spot about one mile below Car- 
boudale, where he died, leaving a son Sam- 
uel, who died in Philadelphia, at the alms- 
house. 

Dr. HoUister, in a letter to the Scranton 
Trvlh, says that "B. F. Sager, of J'eckville, 
has in his possession a rare and interesting 



TIIK nisTiiiacAl. DKCOniK 



relio. It is nu olJ and curious ctntleman's 
dressiug ci\se wiiich ouci- litlorised lo S:in>ucl 
Meroditli, Uie first Trc-.i-urcr of the L'niltd 
StatbB nuJtT \S;ishin._:UjQ, from 17S:! to 
1801. Wn'hingtou and Meredith were 
great friends, and it is probable that [he 
cnse was used by the General when ho 
visited liim iu former yf:.r~. Wii.u .\!ere- 
dilhdiedin 1H17 at 1; l.: ^. l. \\ .,v.,-V.o., 
Pa., where he had an . i .; i. .^-lau 
of laud, tliis dressim,' I : i > . t.i the 

hands of Ilia Fon, Ihoii. : ..i< -, ;.i'. whore 
moved to n wild place in tlie vmnds a mile 
below Carbondale, where it was carefully 
preserved by the family for many years. 
After the death of Thorjias, his son Samuel 
came into the po-session of this antique 
piece of furniture which did not suit his 
fancy, not being modern enou£;h, when be 
rebuilt the old mansion. He stored it awhile 
in his barn, end finally save it to his neighbor 
and friend, Mrs. boplna S\j;er. Cpon the 
death of Mrs. Sager some >cars a_-o, her sot 
took possession of this reiie, which he prizes 
highly. It is built from curl maple, lugeni- 
onsly carved, has four drawers, and is in an 
excellent state of pieservation. It is the 
oldest dressing case in the valley. 



Old Church JiieoUtrti 
In the Rkcoud of June a coinmuc 
signed "Scribe" recalled au accident that 
occurred during the building of the church 
erected by the I'resbjtbriau congregation m 
1830. The item came to the notice of J. T. 
Bennett, of Eagan, Dakota, who has written 
his recollections of the occurrence to H. B. 
flnmb, and through his courtesy we copy 
the following: 

"I have seen the piece in the RicoiiD writ- 
ten by "Scribe." He thinks Ira .Marcy was 
in the first church. When John Darken was 
raising the roof all went down. Earl B.irnes 
was in the fall and Ira .Marcy was at work 
on a bridge across a creek on the opposite 
Bide of the Susquehanna from lj>-rwick. 
John Darken left the work and Uncle H.nry 
Blackman took it to finish. D,irin= i'nieli 
took the job of putting up the wails of the 
b^isement, which he did all in cut !-tone. He 
threw away all of the wall that the building 
was first raised on. I was with Uncle Ueury 
Blackman at the cimmenc-meDt and until 
the church was nni.--ln.d. Ira. lieubeii and 
Avery Marcy were all there. In i:ad one of 
his eyes injured when a child by a '.urk in 
untying a shoestring, and he had tiiis e>e 
knocked out while on the roof by a broken 
piece of shingle. This was in Isj'J. 

"Thomas H. Parker and .V^ibel B iruttt 
were the men that began the brick chun-h 
on the site where the first church stood. 
Parker died and Barneit returned to .N-w 
Jersey. D. A. IVll and l) irl Barnes th<.u 
took the job and finished it. 



"The jMcthodists first bought the old 
cliurch on Public Square of the Presby- 
teria.'s. The latter then bought it back 
vhi! ■ i'.-:r . I !"ch was building. I took all 
ti ■ ■ I ' ■ i ' 'i liox seats out of the old 
i: ii 111 new seats and a new pul- 

I : ■■ ■ iinrtly .after i finished build- 

lo. iker on when the old 
Square was taken down. Tim ti) 
off above the roof and fell point 
i. T. I 



h ou Hubli. 



Lackawanna County has two aged citizens 
whoso reco!I"Ctions are clear as to events in 
tt"' p'.-l;. |. ;r! 'f the century. 

'■ : ■' 11' I ■ :, colored, was born in Con- 
1 ill soon be 0-1 years of age. 

!'■ hcott Township since Ibtl. 

M 1 ■ .'., : 'I f-riibers distinctly going at 
on. tinu -.'.ilh an old horse to Judije Shoe- 
makerV in (he Wyoming Valley, with a few 
t.Quiids of maple suga-, which he exchanged 
lor a bufhel of corn. The next jear he 
chopped and burned a fallow and planted 
corn among the stumps and logs. 

S'Unuil Gardner WHS born in the Wyoming 
Valley (let. VI, 17;jrf. He is at present a 
rcsiuent of Ransom. 



1 th of . 



dipt. Jame 



■nnis, who ranks now 
amoug the oldest inhabitants from way- 
hack, was in town Saturday, and in conver- 
sation gave the following account of how 
the -1th of iluly was celebrated GO years ago 
in Wilkes-Barro as he saw it: 

"The day was ushered in by the booming 
of cannon and the ringing of bells at sun- 
rise. At eight or nine o'clock, upon the 
I'ublic Square, the people lu-^einLled. \ 
long arbor was built and en\ nini ; .■• ,a 
boughs. .\ table was put :■: - : • ;is 

whole length. They then : ' . , .,i.- 
erty pole. Some religiiHi ■>,.■, v.n. 

read, and then all the male portion of as- 
i^embled people joined hands and marched 
around the pole to the tune of some patriotic 
song. I remember one stanza of a song 
sung by the late Hon. Andrew Beauunmt in 
excelleutst) U and much force.a stirring tune: 



Hr ti^h . 



Tiir: uisminrxj, rki 



in 2 or H iJ»j f 



111 M 


.0 III 


Klory 


of W 




OIIIOI 




-A ii 


III 


,.1 .n. 


II 111 n 


ic.r 17 


(li 


iL-SIri 


tkrii 


^!.11.^.V 


'I'll! 


• fcxei 


■cisis 


COIIHIH 


tin R 


r,(l 1. 






nt tt\ 


6 fool 












lic.-cr 


iltod 


Willi 


1. . . 1.,.' 


c-ra HI 


id an 


Aiiiti 





■iicl. 



clifut. 



it was rcqairod 



mkI 



iims werf lield 
1 on Sntard-iy 
luounintut was 
' va~es of ilow- 
uled from a staff 
nt the cntriiuce. Soico of the [irivate 
hou.-!s in WyuniiHfj were also decorated 
witli the American colors. The day was in- 
ti-n,-.yly hot but a dolicioas bretze played 
aroiuid the inounuieut, so that beneath its 
hh:idi< and that of the surrounding trees the 
ii-;.-ernbKii.e miinaKcd to keep comfortable. 
The uroULids had been made r-^ady by Payne 
Veltebone, «ho lives near by and whose 
sprinkling waijon was set to work laying 
borue of the dust. 

At 10;30 Col. Dorrance called the meet- 
ing to order. He is 82 years of n_;o and has 
been the president of tlie Wyoming Com- 
memorative Association since its incepticn. 
The colouel'a remarks were singularly ap- 
propri.'.te and impressive, even eloquent. 
Tlion^h his bodily powers naturally feel the 
tooth of time his mind is as clear as -i bell 
and his utterances were characterized by 
force and feeling, piety and palnotisni and 
at times were aglow with the tires of native 
oratory. 

Capt. Calvin Parson.s offered prayer and 
the assi mblage, led by Hon. .Meuben 
Jenkins and .Mr. Parsons, sang "Before 
JehovMh's awful throi:e,'' to the tune of 
"(Jid Hundred." 

The address of the day followed by W. V. 
Wilcox, E-q., of the bars of Ijackawanna 
and Luzerne Counties, his ■uhj-ct being 
"The Flight from V\iomin3." Parsing by 
the oft-told story of the battle and ma==acre, 
Mr. W ilcc? gave the after- rcenns, and traced 
the escape of the fugitives by the several 
routes open to them — down the 
Su-sqnehanna by rafts and boats, 
others on font aoros- the mountains by ttie 
"Warriors' Path" and down the Lchifh, and 
still others through the "Shades of Death" 
and across the Pocono to the Del.iw,.re 
River. True they were not in the bittle and 
their names were not on the monument, but 
theirs was the agony of .-nspeuse: they had 
taught their hu-li.md- arid sons pHtnotism; 
they showed a fortitn.l-. ■ f' 'i '• ■■'■■\ ■>. i' v-r 
of endurance that br,,i; . , ■ . ,, i 

nfterdeteat. .Many ,-- , ,- 

given and a lofty trie ; . . , 1 - ; 

esoaping women, -,,,,,.. ,:,f .: ,-,;,. ,,; 

the pains of maternity in the m .untam 
wilds. Suubnry cmiid be reached by canoes 
in '~-l hours, Stroudsburg, then Port Peun, 



rked I 



tions of it, in 1 



I V . \ ill ly applauded 
' ' i.i .11 having 
' :■' . i.Mits of the 

■■ ■ .' 1. n. 'i'hOUgh 

:i,i il.iiun the paper 

■ ;l matter, the author 

i himselt of the nn- 

: in the possession of 

iii-m-law Mr. Wilcox 

[iriidoco tlie paper, orpor- 

equent issues. 

Gen. Edmund L. Dana wa.s called on by 
Chairman Dorrance. He expressed hia 
pleasure at the paper lUst read. From what 
he had seen of war, tlie battle was not tho 
great thing. Ten tiroes as many die of 
privations, wounds and exposure as there are 
killed in battle. Judge Dana pictured the 
long sufferings and trials of patience and 
courage before and after the light. For 
months before, peril rested over this com- 
munity. T.'iere was a war cloud in the 
north and they knew not when it would 
burst. 'J'he sottler.s were cut off from help, 
their able boi'ned men were in the Conti- 
nental .\rmy and cries for aid in that direc- 
tion met with no response. Imagine the 
night and day before tho final siiock, the 
march out of the fort to meet an overwhelm- 
iiirr f,,.i. ti'M sad farewells. The women 
11: vr.l II , M, M to aclion and never conn- 
1 ..I the women dissuaded the 
1 • , ; have blotted out one of the 

!■ ;..;m . r : 1. I- in thehistory of the world. 
Tho lii-n u-iiii of the women of Wyoming was 
a part of unwritten history. 

Payne Pettebone indulged in some inter- 
esting reminiscenc'-'s of his boyhood days, 
comparing wages of 1827 with that of 18-37. 

Dr. Hakes said we are a trilling people 
and there was a lamentable and growing 
absorption in base halt, horse races and 
slugging matches, to tho exclusion of things 
which elevate. ( in occasions like this it was 
not expected there would bo many to take an 
interest, but he would rather meet 40 or 50 
I--r: ')'.'■ ] v.-**-' ; r:'--.it;---T. and noble 
•• ■, ; ! 1 : • ■■, 1 ■ 'ly thousand 

1. ' I ■ • ' ■ ■ • : . '■ .: . <.i- to gratify 

-..,.: ,: 1 . : ... .;.;.! :. -.. lie. too, 
l.iia ,. I;.:. !.;.-■ t-i Lii.i '.niii.i:. ui Wyoming 
and said that fur .-terling worth, industry, 
piety, charity and patriotism they have never 
been excelled. 

^ -T,-! ^r^ Wpisley Johiisou was called 
11; .'I I. r. 1 " ' \Mfiiig other things he 

I .-i'lns to the contin- 

::. .1 r ■ , .i; nt M . M. 11.. Ulster, one of the 
II.. 1-; .'.'.....I 1. '•.. Ill 111. .mbers of tlie asso- 
ciation, and tlu 11 read the following com- 
munication received from him a few days 
previous to the meeting: 



THE iiisroi:iCA!. i:i:((,i:i). 



oUi patriotic 61 ns auJ 

11 referred to the fact 
V- since the Afsociation 
iiud that the officers 
lo ever fiiice. Of the 
■10 executive committee 
ice, Jenkins, Hollister, 
I'ettebone among the 
■ve f;one frooi among 



, foray, Gordon 
• liied since onr 
.iil be seen tliat 
I lie formatiou 
-half its mem- 
How long will 
lie hist man. old 
ere on some I'n- 
ui hisi promise to 
til the common 

111 !■'. C. Johnson 



that If. 

held 11 , 1 

hadr.i- 11.,. 1 I 

oriKiiii.i 1.., ;..!.. 

we still havi. 1 

Dnnn, Parsons 

livinc, while tli( 

nsWrJKht, Wisn, r. Athertf 

and Barker, tl, i ' i i .. :. 

last meeting; !,• i , 

within the tir i i 

of the assoei .iii.', ■ t 

bers have cros.-.ii the lim 

it be at this ratr before 

and infirm, will dissemble 1 

ture July morniii;; to roJci 

make thisannn ,: ; i',;-; 

grave of onr p .i • . ■ ■ ■ 

Thechainnii ■ , 

of thaREcui.i , ■ 
ing those pre ■.'■ i!;. I'li.^-. 

docnmeuts, oi - i ■ ,■ , . ii - 

ing the earl;. ; • 

ward copies i.f n . , , , . 

tion and tlius - ,..■ ;..' ;;,i- ::,;,■• i:, .■■;: ■.' 
the unwritten hi-tory that would otherwise 
be lost. 

The patriotic hymn '•America" was sans 
after which an adjournment was hud to 
Laycock's hotel where a sumiituous dinner 
wa3 served. Capt. Parsons presidini;, in the 
absence of Col. Dorranoe who was not feei- 
iug well enough to attend. 

After dinner Mrs. Judge Pfonts gave a 
most thrilling account of the escape of her 
grandmother, wife of Capt. Stewart, who 
was killed in the battle, how the mir.ily i.[.=s- 
ed down the river to Harrisbnrg and found 
shelter among sympathizing friends and rL- 
lativea, as she had heard the story from tlie 
lips of the old lady. 

The meeting, though not large, was a 
pleasant and enjoyable one. and the associa- 
tion adjourned to meet cu July a of next 
year. 

Caleb E. WriKlifs I.ateit Novel. 

The author of "A Legend of Bucks 
County" will need no introduction to Kf.c- 
oi;i> reader-, for hn is a former \Viii;es- 
Barrean. We refer to Caleb K. Wright, 
Esq., now of Doyh-stown. He is not a no- 
vice at novel writing, as his "Tale of Wy- 
oming,". ".Nlarou- Hlair" and "On the Lack- 
awanna" abundantly attest. It is s-ite to 
say that the new one suUers in nowise in 
comparison with its predecessors, ciUicr in 



literary oxcellinco or in mgemiily of plot. 
Lik(^ all of Mr. Wright's novels it is to a 
certain extent founded on fact. While it 
is a "love story" it deals with something 
more aim gels down into the home life of 
our ancstors in a manner that makes it 
fasciiialiiig m the extreme. 

The scene is laid in did Bocks and is 
doubtless lia-ed upon acual occur.-ences in 
that county a century ago. Just what founda. 
tionithasiu fact would be interesting to 
know. 'J'tie ph^ces in the story are actual 
and it is to bo presumed that not a few of 
the present dwellers in Bucks can recognize 
their ancestors in Mr. Wright's fascinating 
tale 

'flic pi .! : -■ -! :!ir:i;iy c-eated that the 
readtri- : ' ;. '.I't surprises. An 

iijtii\v-:i .■.,,• opening chapters, 

iiiipelbii .: : !■"'> io lav it down until 

tho lim-, 1- Hall,'.-.. -Iho writer of this re- 
view of the iiuvcl read it at a single sitting. 

The title :s not "taking" enough to sug- 
g--t ll'.e value ot the hook as a work of lie- 
t;.'!i. H ■! ii b-i ?' i>-,i'ied for its hero, 
"l- ''■ I' I - ■:,'"■ :i Legend ot Bucks 

<" !.'■.' 1.:, !„ ,.n a much more 

M' ■ :- I. ., ■ i.,Mi shelves. How- 

i\ • .' :.!jl.s with attractive 

■ • . ,,..■••- wf can wellffford 

■■..'■ lur revi.r.-iug the 



itents the pr: 
ji his brain 



ind 



.Mr. Wright's career as a lawyer furnishes 
ini admirable material for the prosecution 
nd c.jn\ ii-tiuu of his badly-treated hero and 
I ■ lit, ii. ; 1 piiigwith the author's fond- 
t ■ : I . 11 --h of his choice, to j.icture 
'MUigan Itinerant preacher 
'. i : ' .: ' "1' s'leeting with ■^t'chffrvid 



perhaps, than is the last, where the or- 
an boy, having overcome all the obstacles 
the way of his advancement, having 
. 11 1.1111- If innoctut of the crime 
■• I hira in his younger days, 
i'l. ... .1 v.ealth and fame, is vimJi- 
:■ 1. i- 1 . '.. ■.■..>rld and is at last united 
L-diug gae.-ts 



self. 



gene 



pat 



ight to la. 
ile.-town, 
i-s. Cons, 



tl.:i". and the book 1 



Till-: iiisTon/cAL ):h:cnni>. 



LAVING TIIK r()i;Ni:K STONK 

Of H New Kdiilce for o;ie cif the (llrte^t 
ConKfKiilioi'S I" Uyi.mioic Vallcy- 
Adclivs!, I>y IJftv. 1>1-. I'arke. 

'i'he impri>;sive service? of layiug the cor- 
liPrstono fur the new I'lrst Prt-bytennn 
Church took place on the Uoor oT the new 
bnilding on tlie corner of Northampton anrl 
Franklin Streets Monday, Jnly 11, at 
pm. Tliere were many of the members 
the weiither being clear and pleae- 



ant. 

The servicer! I -. 
doxology afti-: '. 
made an iuvi" 
gory read a -c. 
joined Dr. 11j'1„-_ 

The addre?? v.i; 



'i ringing of the 
l;. B. Webster 
I ;-par \\. Gre- 
. :::a all present 
i.L^ tba creed. 
cd by Rev. N. G. 
I'arke, D. I^., of I'utston, who .said, after 
some pleasant introdactory remarks: 

The men and the women who came to 
Wyoming Valley a hundred \ears ago to 
make for themselves and children homes, 
had been trained iutelltctually and relig- 
iously in the schools and the chnrches of 
New England, and they were not wanting in 
the conrage and thrift and godliness of their 
I'uritan fathers. 

They have long sinee passed away, bnt 
their works abide a~ evidence that tliey 
were God fearing ptoj !e. They fonndtd 
the First Presbjteriau Chnrch of Wili;es- 
Barre, called a minister of Christ to labor 
among them, the Hey. .I:icnl. .lohnson. 
And as soon a? thi i .. li ■• ! uU for 

themselves a sauctr.a;;. ., • . ry was 

still standing in It 14 \ • i i i n.e to 

Wilkes-Barre, and wUh ■- ' .!l ^: .-etully 
tapering spire, was pomt-.i.g he.ixenward. 
Old Michael, the faithiiil sexton of the 
church for almost naif a ctntury, still rang 
the curfew bell in trne iVcw Enyland style, 
greatly to the disgust of some yoinig people 
who were not prepared to go home at nine 
o'clock. 

That church on the Green, the first com- 
pleted sanctuary in the valley, was a union 
church for the accommodation of all denomi- 
nations. The I're-byterian:- in If -Mi called 
the Uev. Nicholas MnT^.y lo l>.) tlitir pa-tor, 
became in fori", wh'.itii--, ii^d previously 
been in fact, r, r: :■:,:- ui or^-arjizatioii, 
and with th> !•:: it ! '■ . j!)j tenans of 
New Jersey, !:■ i new hou-e of 

worship on 1 r ■: i:ii -:-■ ■ 

During the p i~tor^..te of the Rev. Dr. Jolm 
Dorrance, who suocfc.led Dr. ?>Iorray, the 
brick house in which yuu have been worship- 
ing for uf-'.r|j ;i!;j j,.:!r* n;:s erected. 

VVi'.; • r ::. ;: - !- .ii,. icily of large 
wealtl) .11- I ; ' : ' - , ■ li: hercoinraer- 



jd datightt 



to til'' j:i\»-r ('fall int^rci'.is tiy erecting a ruiw 
r:i-'ri ir ri . k; 1 1 ;. I ,ii nil rcsp&cts to the 
11 I ■ i' 11)11 and worthy of 

11. . 1 ' *. . In this, we be- 

iii • , : li ■,, -ely. And wo aro 

Ir , : ' 1 i;. the corner-stone of the 

\ 111 I r;;y that He who has put it 

ii;' 1 , , In build, may dwell iii the 

l.iiK II ,; v-;i ; i; Incomplete; and that here 
iiia.i:... luciiiu many sons and daughters 
maj be burn iijto the kingdom of God. 

.Money expended in the building of sauo- 
tuaries where thn gospel is preached and 
tJod 1, wor-liu I'd is well spent. Material 
V. ; ■ . .ii. ■oed from religion is a i|ues- 
II', i.i.-. It 15 sauctihed wealth 

11 ' ' ., , 1 iid glorifies a city, ai.d 

111.! I'l.i.; -..iiti It joy and peace and bless- 
ings to our hearts and homes. It is this 
tyiioof wealth that abides. The wealth of 
parents does not alwayscometo their chil- 
dren, and when it does come to them 
it does not always prove a bless- 
ing. But grace is in a measure en- 
tailed, transmitted. It des-icuds from 
generation to generation, unto tho 
thousanilth ri "■'■•'i'"- Vou, tho members 
of the Fi: 1 P ■ • : ! ' I! Church of Wilkes- 
Barre, :'.ri > i; !•■ harvest from the 
sowing b.' . ^ . -IS ago, and this 
whole Ct)in.,.i,_ i:; i: ■.- in this harvest. 
We are, under Cod, what our father and 
mother of a hundred years ago made us. 

This old Presbyterian Church, of Wilkes- 
Barre, amnui' the okle.-t. if not the oldest 
church ori-ii; 1 ■ .i 111 iiii valley, with a his- 
tory uim ' . ' '111,', closely inter- 
woven wi'.ii 1 ilement of this part 
ofPenii.i\i'. M , 1 I ' Ti a power for good 
in all this re4i"ii. Vuietly, but steadily, in a 
conservative way, it has helped to develoim 
and cultivate what is good in man and to 
restrain "the evil," by maintaining the or- 
dinances of God's house and by seeking to 
bring men to a knowledge of the truth as it 
is in Christ. 

This church has been fortunate in 
:• ;:, ■■■•.; There have been in it many 
I, '■ ■ ' • M.enand women who have 

1,, - , i; of the servants of God, 

u ,,, 1 'JO these walls of Zion, 

1.. i.;.;i ; v,.iu I II. eniories there still abides a 
s« eel aroma. Vour pastors have not been 
cmunion men. Those who have 

led you for the past lifty years, it 
lias been my privilege to know 
personally. <if .Mar^h and Johnson and 
laylor and .Molicju, I kuow nothing except 
wlriit our m-toriHiis tell us. The Rev. Cyras 
I ,iMer-le,-ve. w I H J - 1.- [ .. '. ~ lo rate commenced 
),. 1, ,ii 1-1- 1 1 1 . : : - .. . ■ i.'.wlcdgeof 
.,,,... ...1. 1 ...... 1 : ' i .'.uetuily 

.■■.1' .■ . ■ 'f tiie llock. 

I,,. 1 •. . ■■.. .; v.. '. .. .■ ^ .. .1 . . Kingston, 



riiE iJisTOUicAL nrj-oia). 



donco HutlTunkliaiJuock. Tim Kov. Niclioliii> 
MmrRy who Fuocoiickil liim wiu ouo of tlip 
RtroDc iMfci' of c.nr cluirc'ti, ii. the pulpit and 
iu o-ir 1 - ' ■- :■;-■.! r. •;-; . ! ■' w." -:t Iho 
uiisf.h.1, ■ ' ; ' ; . Ho 

limilui 1 : : ' , , i hn 

Rov. .Ii.' ., \' ■ ■ -n." 

nud V. ill' :. 1 ' : ,"' .1 ■ .. 1, !-, ,i,i lU 

his VI 1.: , .. ■ - V.-I-0 

COUlLslli .' : ■ i . r. Ho 

laid II;' ; . : . t' nau 

church:- 11; A 1.1 , , >:.M ', I., I).; , I'l, m.nilh 
LackawiujiiH, rm-ion ;iiui bomntoii. lie 
mado an earnest effort toestabli.-h a I'resby- 
torian Academy at Wyoming and for your 
flourishing Jjadies Stininary at Wiikts- 
Barre you are largely indebt 'd to him. 
Vert^onally I wa^ in n fio^ition to know that 
his iilans of work took in this whole region. 
Ho was not an EiJijcopal Bislioji but he 
was a Bishop who had a super- 
vision of all the churches in the county. 
Of the lamented Dr. .\.. .V. Hodge, who suc- 
ceeded Dr. Dorrance I need not speak. 
Surely you have reason to be thankful that 
you have been permitted to sit ander his 
preaching. While with a measure of pride 
you point to him as jour former pastor, 
you have been and still are fed with the 
finest of the wheat. And let me just remind 
you that of those to whom much has been 
given much will be required. 

Allow me in conclasion to congratulate 
the representative?, hero assembled, ot the 
First PresDyterian Church of Wilkes-Uarre, 
on the prospect of a speedy realization of 
the hopes inspired by the laying of the 
corner stone. We love to see our honored 
mother, of whom we are confessedly proud, 
renewing her strength, if not her age, as tlie 
years roll by. 

At the conclusion of Dr. Parke's address 
George R. Bedford, Esq., read a list of the 
contents of the corner stone, as follows; 
One Bible, one Confession of Faith, miuut'js 
of the General Assembly of !;>'■, liistory of 
the church, by tjlieldou Kejnolds, Esq.; of- 
ficers of the ohurcli, including pastor, trus- 
tees, deacons, building committc-e. session, 
architect and builder, organist and choir: 
list of commnnicants, li.-t of otli'iers and 
teachers of the church .Sabbath school, list 
of oflicers and teachers of South Wilkes. 
Barre Mission Sabbath School and list of 
oflicers and teachers of Grant Street Sab- 
bath School, sermon preached in lb7(j by 
Rev. W. S. Parsons on the history of the 
Sunday School; photograph of the old 
church taken .July'.i, 1>^7. and of the in- 
terior taken Christmas, IfcSii; history of the 
Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary 
Society of the church and its members; daily 
and religious papers and cit directory; of- 
ficers and committees of Men's Association 



for Cliriiitiau Work of First Presbyterian 
Church. 

Dr. Ilodgo then performed the 

sorvioo I'f l'\iii' tlu! corner stono 

of a I I' Ii itid to the 

wocshiii of 1 : I ; i.iur of the PrcK- 

bjteriauil \ iiierica, conclud- 

ing with |r;i, -- . \il , r-cit sang "All liail 
the power of .li. \i>' name," after which the 
beuedi(!tion was pronounced by f{ev. Horace 
G. Miller, of the Ciiurch of the Covenant. 



Ilistnriciil Society Meeting. 
The rain is to blame for a very slim 
attendance at the special meeting ot the 
Wyoming Historical and (:<■-.'<■ .:■'■ . ■-•■ i ty 
in Ihtir rooms on South I : ; t 

Tuesday, June 121. The i: m, i : ; . i.l 
•were Judge Dana, presidem, 1'.. I. ;:. 

George B. Kulp, Esq. ana '. . , r 

Lewis, E-q. The meeting w i !.. 

called to order, but a gener..: .^ 

had in reference to the pm; i ; ,.o 

into the re:, r ]n-iy,r. oitlw. '1 ' r:,:...t Li- 
brary buiM: - : '. .:r;jOrtof 
the oomti ;'.: -: .- : '. lU be pre- 
sented at tl, : ,■ _■ ■ 'jo.ety. 

A higtily .-..■-: ; • I'--' y ' :■'. '-■'■■ 1 ,• '.vis said, 
has been reeeived frc.m CiH.tr-a-tor Shep- 
herd, who agrees to fnruisli all necessary 
repairs and the cases for the cabinet at a 
total cjst of S077. The bookcases, which 
will be locfted on the ground tloor of the 
present lecture room, will be constructed of 
oak or ash, with glass doors, for t-2 and 
82.50 a running foot. It was roughly esti- 
mated thi'.t t' ■ :. ;\ :i!ir,iry will demand 
SO feet, tl - .: " ! et high. 

Considi r ' ' ■ ijf opinion was 

manife-t'. ;■, . ' il-.ty of removing 

the r^'-'' . - ' v itty to the custody 

of 'I ' • • . , . -Mr. Knip was 

~t- ' • -.t it would mean a 

?i . ;iun of the society. 

Vr. i.: •'...:' ' . .-ht tii.it It xoald 

buaca-e ■■: . .:. lii I v...,;,.- .^.t- 

iously im\ ■ ' . ', ■_. . : ■! 

that it WO'. ii' ', :: , ■ ., i-; : '\ ■>' .., ■; :n 
by the dl-v 'ii: 1:'-: .n. ■..-. 1.' v '-. "n 
the contrary, belitved ttiat the .-ociety would 
find adequate room in the Oster- 
hont addendum for its books and 
cr-.liinet. Judge Dana, who spoke 
with ' ii: i'l '.I ', . being an (Jsterhout 
tr ■ . ii i ! that the clause in Mr. 

II'. . eiiarging the trustees to 

I ' , ■niirtfrs for the Hi---torical 

Sii . .' ;r: Ii ii nut to the letter. 

A '. I ■ ■ i - are members of 

t! ' .ntf-resl-, clearly in 

\i, ,. ill : i _;. I ;: I !u i'.s much as the 
si.i>'., ■.; ;- L ",v ._!'_'.. Li ;t could make no 
wi.-er move than to take auvantago of the 
OsterhoQt bequest of quarters. 



TiiK iiisioiucAL nKcanu. 



167 



Doalli of Kev. GeoiRc 1). Stioud. 
The Bocldfii, though not wholly unexpected 
dentil of Rev. Gcori,'c H. Slroinl, rtctor of 
St. James' Parish, ]'itt tin, m'. in i at the 
rectory at ti o'clock i ' ' ■ J i, and 

hns cast digicom ovi-r ;;i: : ■ • which 

he hs'^ moved. In In- ;.,:,,. > whhas 



Mrs, Cornells Butler Demi. 

The friend.-i of Mrs. Corneli.i Richards 
IJiitler who had fiocn hor in (ipparent health 

but a few ••f.i.j ■■■■ ^, v.ill I"' '"r'l.r;! to 

hear of \.i ■■ r ■' '., -■ '•■ ■'■ < '■■■"• •■ .! ■--- 

day oven,' ■, ' i ' i .■.■.! 

net) Jfrs. r . . . 



Hud : 



■.'..!■ :t,l^ur, the btato un cx- 
i i;e Grand .\rmy a loved 
' ' 'i:' and chaplain. The 

;■' \ I i 1.0 held at St. James' 
Chnrcli t.i-uiorruw i Friday) at 11:3L) o'clock 
iu the forenoon and the remain* and cortege 
will move thence by train to J'hiladelphin, 
where the interment will take place in Ger- 
mautowu. Those friends v.iio de-ire to take 
a last look npon the features of the deceased 
can do so by calling at the rectory by or be- 
fore 10 o'clock am. The cotlin will not be 
opened at the ehnrch.— /';7(,s'(.i/i I'ress, 
TUui-sdai/. 

The funeral .service over the late Rev. 
George D. Stroud took place in St. John's 
Episcopal Church, Pitt=ton, July 1, Rev. 
U. Webster Coxe, of West I'jttston, and 
Rev. Henry L. Jones, of Wilkes-Barre, otli- 
ciating. The pallbearers were G. A. R. 
men, deceased having been chaplain of the 
post in I'ittston. The body was taken by 
the noon train to Germantown for inter- 
ment. In its biographical sketch the 
Gazette says: 

Mr. Stroud, though but 40 years old, had a 
very larjTO experience. lie was a soldier of 
the late war and was conspicuous for enter- 
prise and bravery. He was quartermaster's 
sergeant in the Gth Pa. Cavalry, Rush's L.an- 
cers, and w.-.s mustered out in .'rG'J. He was 
captain of the '-Olli Pennsylvania Cavalry in 
18liy. served his time and in 1&U4 he orga- 
nized a company of independent cavalry and 
waH mustered out at the close of war. He 
was a past commander in the Grand .\.rmy 
of the Republic, present ch;'.ii!aiu of Nugent 
Post, and past chaplain of a Philadelphia 
Post. He was a soldier in every sense 
of the word, and always felt an active inter- 
est in whatever pertaiued to the history of 
the war. Deceased undertook mission work 
after ordination as a priest of the Episcopal 
Church at Towanda, where lie had three 
charges. He was rector of St. Peter's at 
Tonkhannook ill l~-:i. He -^pnit the fnl- 



chnr-. -: -■ .' i, r.-, ■,. ;. ■ ^ ; -i 

acC'i't .;■■ I . '...I , ■; > . .1 : / ; I., i ,.. 
Btrengtl. ai.u p.i ;> <.i i.n- ^...ijt'ij l.y ,,i- 
earnest work and cliri-tiaa example. He 
leaves a wife, three daughters and a son as 
survivors. 

.Mr. Stroud's ailment was of long standing 
complicated with brain fever. His death 
leaves the pulpit of St. James vacant. 



■ . • > • born in December ItfUl 

11' . I • , I i.irtford County, Conn. In 

1- ; i II rri-d Col. John Lord Butler, 
who died at \\ ilkes-Barre in August lii.'iS, 
since which time she has lived at 
the house of her son-in-law Judge Stanley 
Woodward, where hor death took place. 

Mrs. Butler came of Revolutionary stock, 
her faDier. Samuel Richards, having been 
captain of a company in the Connecticut line 
throughout the war. Capt. Richards 
marched with his company from Farmington 
to Boston in time to take part in the I'.attle 
of Bunker Uill. He kept a journal of each 
day's events during his entire service, the 
journal being still iu the possession of his 
granddaughter who naturally regards it as a 
precious relic. Capt. Richards was also a 
member of the Society of the Cincinnati 
organized by ollicers of the American 
Array and composed now of their lineal 
descendants. 

.Mrs. Bntlor's mother was Sarah Welles, 
daughter of Jonathan Welles, of Gla-ton- 
bury, Conn., and a sister of Roscwell Welles 
who was admitted to the bar of this county 
iu 1787, the year of its organization. 

Mrs. Butler was an eminently pious wo- 
man of most lov:i!>if ci •; ! r. She was 

a member of the !■: • i'r. ,• •■ ti Ci.urch 
in whose Sabbath ^ : : Uvi-n a 

teacher for more t.i . : :,L:iry, her 

long service being iij:j'j:Mi ■•!, 'i.rr r>tire- 
ment iu 1880, by a b..autt!ul t, -tun. .mil 
from the members of the Sabbatii ^iv jo!. 
She was a constant reader and n.i,_-Liit 
student of the Bible and read the rrv;-td 
Old Testament through during the la-t year 
of her life. She was perhaps as widely 
known and respected as any woman in 
Wilk.'S-F.arie and the cki<e of her long and 



ink. 



..-■ ai v'.,„:„^. ll,■.l,,^ 1- a re-ident 

' . , i.M, out was pre.-ent at ins mother's 

. :■ (luring hor illness. .Miss tCmily 

!■ -ides with her sister, Mrs. Stanley 

1 uj,: ,^,lrd. 

Jlrp. llutler'8 Funeral. 

The funeral servicen of the late Mr--. Cor- 
lelia Buller took place at the residence of 

udgo Woodward July 14 at 5 pni. The 
larlor and hall were tilled with friends who 



'7U' msrvUicAL h'Ki 



were presoiit to ii.iy tlio lnf<t loUcn of re- 
spect, while iiiHuy listeued to the fiervico 
from tlip pordii.p. 

Dr. Uodt;e rend from tlie JlOtli IViilm, 
"Lord, tliou hii?t bocu onr Jwelliiig-pliiec in 
nil generations," aud Ur. Parke read the 
loth chapter of I Corinthians. The choir of 
the Firpt I'reBbyterian Church. Mrs. Shearn, 
Miss Janie.'i and .Messrs. Hartland and 
Evans, sang appropriate hymns. JJr. Kodj;e 
offered prayer, rendering thanks for the life 
which had shown so plainly the indwelliuR 
of God's spirit, praying that the example 
thus sot before so mauj present niii7ht not 
be lost. 

The pall-bcnrf.rs worf fr>rr of V,o fl.lers of 
the chnreh, A. I . ", ■ ■ : i.l - . N. Kut- 
ter, K.J. rii.:. .' 'back. 

Alex Farnliai, , ( ;,,.r. C. 

P. Hunt, G. .M,,, ■:..', i:- m .!.i . .:i;,i •,■ Kice 
and T. H. Athtrten acted as earners. The 
cortege was very loiur. extc-udiui; from Mar- 
ket to Northamiiton streets. Interment was 
made in the family olot in Hollenb.ack Cem- 
etery. 

Among the large iinmber of relatives pres- 
ent were Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Butler aud 
Frank Butler, of \irginia. 

DK. rARJU:'s TUIEUTE. 

(Letter to the K-litor.l 
There is an interest attaches to many aged 
persons arising simply out of their relations 
to the past aud present, as connectinfi links. 
In the case of Mrs. Joim L. Butler, v.ho -..t 
au advanced age has just been laid away out 
of oor sight, there was this element of inter- 
est When she, a bright aud cultured New 
England girl, came to Wilkes-Barre to re- 
side, the old people with whom she was in- 
timately associated, knew from personal ex- 
perience what the Wyoming Valley was be- 
fore the massacre in I77tf. Many of them 
were her near relatives. What ?he knew, 
therefore, from personal observation and 
what had been told her by those v,-no v ere 
prominent actors in the stirring scenes jn 
the history of the valley, covered a hundred 
years aud more. In an iinportiuit .-en-e she 
reflected the hi'torv of a l-.niidred m irs. 
This fact in it-clf - we iii'ere-i :o h' r l.t^-, 

gi-ee, all her "fa'ci-.lties up ' to the ,'n i'oi ' t.,-r 
life, it made her oue of the mo.-t intereniiig 
persons in Wilkes-Barre. 

But this was only incidental in Mrs. But- 
ler's case. The charm of he- life v,n' c^t in 
what she had heard an ', =*-.-u m h.r.x'-n- 
ded life, although coii i ". ,•' i ■ .■ ' 
cultivated mind, kei 1 ' ■ : i 

hor was It her rare •■ . . , , 1 .. , 

that gave her promiuti. ■ ;;. • .- r_, , .1 

circle favored with her pre enee. btic did 
not in her younger days or in more ad- 
vanced life ignore the claims of society, but 



she never was a society woman. Certainly 
it never was her ambition to shine as such. 
She WHS lilcrary in her tastes and aimed to 
keep abreast with the ago in her knowledge 
of all the great questioDs that 
men and women are talking 
and thinking about. Neither was 
tlie ch;M;M ..I l.rrli: in her intelligence, 
taste :ti ■[ . , ' , ; v.ould have done 
honor to , i i , mI woman. But it 
was iir i,. : < , .. . . .n what she was, 
rather th:..ri in w,. - , :, I I r i ,1 and what 
she had done. .'■-!' ( ' i i . n faitli m 

God, and this !.■ ■:, ■- . .'.■, -urn to her 
life. Without b.ii... u : ,,vu in mat- 
ters of religion, tni ,.:,c I,., Ij t.a'Kedof her 
personal experionce, she was an earnest 
Christian woman, who had faith in the 
power of the gospel to save. 

Her record in the First Presbyterian 
Church in Wilkes-Barre is a 

marvelous record of faithful work 
up to and beyond her four score years. 

All woni.-il l"\ve nnl liiA ,.nrT.r,rM,.,.MU.nt 
from th. :r Ir. ' .!- I- : -.•-, ■: .r . i;ud 
from h'T- :>!,'. i ■ ; , ^ie, 

but she, ■: ■ . ■ :.:..; , ■, .n.e 

where ciu i ;■;. i ■■ i ,,■'.'. ;.■. ,.;:,.:. i'lio 
writer of the-e lini-s hns abuiul.'.nt re:., on to 
know of what ho writes. With no more 
claim on Mrs. Butler than on any other 
christian woman in Wilkes-Barre, when 
coming hi. r. , j i^.i- i .n-iry to the Lacka- 
wanna r r ' : - could have done 
more to !; ,. ueed son than Mrs. 
Butler d;ii ! i ■ . :: : ', hnt she did for me 
she did tor oii.er juuMg men. She did not 
simply open iier house (or an occ^'.-ioual 
grand entertainment— the doors of her hos- 
pitable hoine were always open. She was 
not, I a-;^n..-\ frr.efro,,. tt,.. «■,. .kr.essfs that 
inhere ill ti'i mi"; v. .. ■, ...heard of 
women v.i;;. ' : ■ !:i-.h. .Mrs. 
Butler, SI : , , , . to me, was 
sn[jrein('ij ;ii, . ;. . .- : ^ i:, .y have had 
her litlli-no^s aia! iiieanuns and prido and 
worldline^s to contend against, as the rest of 
us h.ivo, but it did not appear. ,She 



II : . 1- a reuned, true woman, 

• ' Kichards left Farmington, 

I' ' ., jears ago, to become Mrs. 

i' ; -lie was no doubt mi-sed 

■ • • o irish of Dr. Noah I'orter, 

I ident Porter, of Yale Col- 
i' ; ■ '...■.: the advauced ago of bi',, aa 
-he lays lur armor down, her pastor, the 
Rev. Dr. Uodge, cannot but feel that he has 
lost n most vuluirble helper. A light haa 



Tin: iiisrouicM. hkcouik 



pono out of her diia<,'hter's beautiful home, 
out of t)if* cluirch in which f he li.is worsliip- 
td niid worked all tlieeo years, and out of 
Wilkes-Harre. 

Shu will not worship iti the new sanctuary, 
tho coruor-stone of which was laid a?i her 
spirit plumed its wiut';! to soar from the 
earth, but she will worrhip in the hou-e not 
made with hands, of which Christ is the 
corner-stone. N. G. Parkk. 



Death of Sirs. Chi 



ISeiinet. 



The many residents of Wilkes-Barre who 
were acrinainted with Mrs. Charles Benuet, 
of 48 South River Street, will be suirtled 
to be apprised of her sudden death by apo- 
plexy on Thursday eveninc, Juue 10, at 3:45 
o'clock. Mrs. Benuet was in Rppareut 
health up to within four hours of her death 
and at about 4::J(J o'clock started with hor 
eldest daughter to dnve, her younger 
daughter. Miss Martie, goint; a'je.-;d of the 
carriage on horseback. B>.'fore rtachiug 
Union Street on Kiver the driver perceived 
a endden coraraotion on the rear seat, and 
Beeing ihat Mrs. Beunet had fainted, ciiUed 
to Miss Martie, who turned round and ctinie 
back. She realized at once tliat her mother 
was seriously ill and with much presence of 
mind and courage dismounted, dispatched 
the driver at once for Dr. Mayer and drove 
the team of horses home as rapidly as pos- 
sible. 

Dr. Mayer soon arrived and with the aid 
of neighbors Mrs. Bonnet was removed to 
her house. The doctor found that the at- 
tack of apoplexy was very severe, and from 
the first gave out no hope of recovery. Mrs. 
Bennet lingered without gaining conscious- 
ness until nearly 9 o'clock, when she ex- 
pired. 

Mrs. Bennet was 03 ye.^rs of ase, having 
been born at iranliliu, Mich., ui 1^'J.i. }Ier 
maiden natr.e •.■..;- S.rii -"■,•■; -! ■• was 
the aunt of th^ . !• •' I' ■ ■ t, of 

the Luzerne t : . ■ - of 

Charles Bi-nrt;. v,.,.. ;■ ...^J in 

August, 18iKi. ,Mr-. 1;. inut I,. .a !-.u chil- 
dren, Sarah and .Martha, both of whom sur- 
vive. 

Mrs. Bennet was a consistent Christian 
woman who-e life was much given up to 
charity, but in a quiet, unas^utmug way 
that attracted little attention. She was of a 
retiring disf'O-uion autl was devoted to her 
family , rarely appearii.g m any public 
place except at ciiurcli where she was rs-gu- 
latly in her pew. Mrs. Bennet had excellent 
business qnalities and has managed the 
affairs of her hu^ band's large e>ta!e since 
his death, '1'2 year,-, ago. Sat- had not been 
in good health for several jears, but had not 
been contined to her bfd and was accus- 
tomett to drive on every pleUHuut day. 



Dc.illi of an Aijed CUrgymni.. 

News of the death of Rev. \V. \V. Turner, 
father of .Mrs. C. M. Coiiyiu-ham, was re 
ceived iu this city on July 11 and Mr. and 
Mrs. Conyngham nid Mir-- Couyugham left 
tho next morning to attend the funeral at 
Hartford. Mr. Turner was a7 jears of age, 
an Epi-copal clergyman and probably the 
last fiurviviue member of the class of 181S) 
at Yale College. He devoted himself for 
many years to teaching deaf mutes and dur- 
ing a long period was principal of the .A.mcr- 
ican Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb. 
Hill laiully Iteuuiou. 

Some time ago Dr. George Hill, of Hughes- 
ville, conceived the idea ol calling togettier 
the members of the family to which he be- 
longed and holding a reunion at Sunbiiry. 
On Thursday, June'J;!, sixtv persons met at 
the Central Hotel in Suubury. After the 
dinier a meeting was called in the 
lecture room of the Reformed Church 
and George Hill, of Snnbury, was 
elected temporary chairman. He made a 
few graceful remarks, welcoming the mem- 
bers of the family to Sunbury. J. Nevin 
Hill, also of Sunbury. v.\'.s til oted temporary 
secretary. The foil jv .:,■ r ;-.:: ;•: ..on [.er- 
maneut organizatiun . ,; : C. K. 

Hill, Hazleton; Jln;, . ii. : ' . ilnghea- 
villo; J.C.Hill, E-(i.. >v.:. .; ; . i ; i.ilwdrd 
Hill, Leechburg : C. V\ . iiui. ivj.icu Haven, 
and Frank E. Hill, Phihultli-hia. 

They reported a form of organization .and 
recommended tha follow. ug per.-ous for 
permanent officers, who were thereupon 
elected; 

President, Dr. George Hill; Vice Presi- 
dent, C. F. Hill; Secretary and Historian. J. 
Novin Hill; Treasurer, (,Lorge Hill; Stand- 
ing Committee, C. F. Hill, F. Iv. Hill, Theo- 
dore Hill and Edward Hill. 

It was decided that the .-ecretary should 
have a permanent oiljce in Snul^ury. After 
the orgaui;-ation historical napers were read 
by C. F. Hill, of Hazleton, and .J. C. Hill, 
of Wiiliamsport. The family history wius 
traced back to 1730. 

The 14oth .anniversary festival of the .Mora- 
vian congregation of Bethlehem, organized 
■Juue 2."), 174t2, was celt tiratcu on Sunday, 
June S,, 1H^7. The festival was ushered in 
by trombonists reiuleruig apfiropriate 
choralu from the steeple of tho .Moravian 
church. The aiiim er^^iry sermon was 
preached Ijj 1: • '. ;~ ''V. l.tibert. At 
the annivi : lu the afternoon 

Kev.J. M. I I r.-ided. read tl.e 

reportkept i ,: - :f the church re- 

ferring to ;• , I -■.1,1. htm u, 174- 

and theoii!' , . ' - ur.t /in/fiul.,rt, 

fatherofil.i ; ,-, ,. - L...'oh, liuring his 
sojourn there ahM .n l H : a lelphla. 



riiK insroaiCAi. !:i:r(ii:i>. 



Iloiiinin of the Dead. 

The live-!icre Cold lyinjj bpfwr.Bii Holk-n- 
bnr!k Coinetery ami Mil! ('n-f!; Kh-. r.-friitly 

been adJed lo tli'^ torri'.o: .: i ;l iii.l 

city of llie dead. JoI.m '. . • i ■ . ;. \. 
for tlie Finn of ono .!...! - :.. : .:., ;,i I ,. n 
paid, has Bold and con v^.i In:- .I- irill, 
property to the n^soontioii as additional 
buryinR ground. The ehort feeder branch 
canal from above the dam at the raontli of 



Wliiit ii CostH to Ituii Lu7.eriic County. 
The following shows the amount of conuly 
xpundiliires for the six mouths from Jan. 1 



I . - S 4.805 30 

, ■ ,i.,te.tji3 as 00 

L, St.-itntax 013 04 

,,: li. IS 'tfio no 

,. ,- 3,618 BO 

, ,: ,. ■.■.v.rrrt 1,(127 50 

I- I,, . ;^ .i.tI; 040 00 

Mill Crii-U, conn. nil-: with tho old North '/'^ ■ ' ^ ^- '■,'"' "'^'^ +7*' "f, 

Uranoli C. .1,, i-i !„■ tilled in, and John \'":'\ \ :'''.. WO ■)« 

Trarj i- I ; .t for tilling. .\ sub- ,,,',,,. ' :;."..'.'.".;'.;:.".::;; 7,,^.oaV,i 

stanii:i: : I : : . 1 will bo built from the (,,i , , rj.-, oo 

new t'f-." ri,!, ,.■■,_■ down to the rocky iii. ■ . .r.- l,t'.r>2 35 

blufl- h. low 111;, Mia dam. after which tho (■ ' 7.19853 

field vviU belaid out in lot-;, corre-pondiiJcr \.]\ , ,, ^ U9 75 

With the older ground^ a? laid nut some 30 | ," , ' ' ■ .^ i i).50 oo 

years afro. '1 Ik- iron feTjc-^ will bo extended | , ,, .,, /i ry '7O8 '2tt 

tho whliU. l,.n -III iif l.'iv.T S'rt r-t. wliilf. the ]i ': ' . ..'.:'.'.'.!'.'.'.'.!!'.'.'.'.'.'. 4.24180 

Bides i.i.;i,.- r . I .. \ r , ..: \r\, I'-.rl: i — ■ ; , • ■■■ ,S02 40 

will 1' i ■■ ■„ , ■ I .- ; :-i : :■ ■■■ H.n.rs 5,«0.;;J 

thOO.:, ,:. I- ■ • ' ■■' !■ '-'ag'3 lH.i.;i,j 

territory of ov( r -'i acrei, and there is no \J.' '. ' ■ . , '^ ..".!,' 2,040 78 

doubt that it v;ill soon be. if it is not al- i.. ; rai ls'ocii4y','.'..".!'.! "lOO Oo 

ready, ono of the most attractive cemeteries I'l;' i 1,830 22 

in the coantry, outsid" oi tKe iar^e cities. ''' :-.ijpry 141 "3 

While on tho MUbj.ct >,[,■. .;■,, ., ;l..i>, I,'', /, . ; ; '^'m ho 

it will not be out of 1.; :■ : ,. : : •. ;, , : " K30 82 

is now admitted byt\. , :; •■.■.■■• i' \ \. '{...■.. ........'.]'..'..'.'.'... 1,122 00 

anthoritios wore guiU\ .h !i,; i-i '. .^i:..' i: ■ , :,. •. ..".'.'.'.['..]'.'.'.]['.'. '49 23 

against the future seaci..Uuu-, Vj imiaoit 1;-«im.,Ui.ju....' 2,507 11 

this cityia not secunn- tho whole of the l;cfer„..s ^H^ 92 

Bidlack farm at tho time of purchasing l;o.id nad ondge views ?SI 2° 

ground for the now cty cemetery. The u™ef onni„redpeVsonB 50 M 

money then iu tlie cemetery treasury (S:3.>,. yherill's tees . 2,27106 

000) has been sunk in the general city tnnd, Mupreme Court custs.'!.'.'".!.'.".'..'.'!!.'!! " 47 89 

and we are no better off than if it had been Travers- Jnrurs 3,034 91 

sunt in the depth-, of the Susquehanna White Haven bridge 2,0 00 00 

River, while tho laud in question would aow .., , stmHirt qj 

be of inestimable value as a part of the ^"^"^ £80,616 34 

mortuary quarter of the city and surround- 

ing country. Married Fifty Voars. 



A Presbyterian Centennial. 

During the coming year there will be held 
in Philadelphia a centennial celebration 
commemorating the establishment of the 
General A.-sembly of the Pre-hyterian 
Church. All churches and Pronbytenes will 
bo expected to arrange for the collection 
and publication of the facts of their history. 
Tho committee to pripare the iiinory of the 
Presbytery of I/ickawanna con-ists of Rev. 
Dr. N. G. Parke, chairman, Kev. Dr. David 
Craft, Rev. C. C. Corss and Kev. P. H. 
Brooks. 

By resolution, churches of Presbytery are 
nrged to have historical di-coure? prepared 
and co[ius forwarded to tho coLMoittee a? 
early asAugust, lt^~7, in order that they may 
be laid before the fall meeting of Presby- 
tery. 



On .Jul 


10 2.") Col. Jacob Itice, of Dallas, 


ni..i 1,.- . 


.:...■ ;, ,-;■, •,..■;,• . .m, n ;u:uiversary 


of l!- ■ ■ 


• .; ■, 1 , ■ ." . ■n.i IS a hale 




■::(,.■■ ' '■■ years and 




. ■. • . : . : ;m -,':■!- age. 




• . .: ■ Uveum^'thechil- 


i\.' . 


.. -in to arrive from 


li ■.. 






■ ■ • ; ite, and ,vhen tho 


anuU"! 


.: ; ■■ piHad on Saturday 


over liti. 


■ . . :, itu relatives Of the 


host an.l 


1 , . i ..uitothewell cov- 


ered tab: 


. . .'..:: : was a sumptuoui! 


one, and 


t:tL !..i.;l 1,11 IV gathered was a 


happy ai: 


d merry one. In the evening the 


D.allas Cornet Band gave a serenade and 


were invi 


ted to partake of the hospitality of 


the tiou^t 


■. .Mr. Rice and his wile were the 


recipiont 


s of many costly gifts and sincer- 


est wishe 


sof the whole community for many 


more yea 


rs of nappy life. 



Tin: iiisTor.iCAL nKcnj;/). 



Two Wills 111, 

On Jnlylllhp wills .)f Mis 
uiiti Mrs. bnrnliH. Uuun.t, v 
prutinlo in the oQice ol llv^ 
W. Boyd. 

Miss Rutlor dispo: 



hor ( 



PiiCRiitUr 
iidujitlcd to 
• of Wills S. 

stiite II,-, fol- 



lowt 

To Ellon K. Patterson, diiuc-litcr of Afjuew 
Patterson, r.nd i . y i 1: lur, d:iugliter of 
Sample Rult< :\ ' 

Toliorm-i.l, ., I i l > riin^sl.OOO. 

All the re-t iM in: i .:. -i,e dividts into 
three equal piuU iuid i^i.ii.LaUis them as fol- 
lows: 

One-third to her nieces Mary R. snd 
Kmily G. Darling 'n equal shares; one-third 
to her nieces Katalie and Horleuse L>. Beau- 
mont in equal simres, and one-third to her 
nieces Ellen, Francis and .Vususta, children 
of James M. Rutter, to be held in trust by 
the executor until they are 'JZ< years of age, 
the income meanwhile to be used for their 
support and education. 

The will is dated March 0. 18S5. and ap- 
points E. P. Darlius as executor. 

The will of Mrs. Sarah S. Bniinet is brief 
and explicit. Two thirds of hor estate real 
and personal she leaves unconditionally to 
her daughter, Martha Bonnet, 'i'he remain- 
in<; one-third she leaves to Martiia Bennet 
in trust, the income to be devoted to the 
support of hor daughter, Sarah or Sadie 
Bennet, on whose death it reverts to Martha 
Bennet. The document is dated Jan. 17, 
1883, and appoints .Martha Bonnet sole 
executrix. 



THE liOUXD.I 



Courts. 

The comni 
of Lackawau 
der, W. H. Si 
determine ll 
coonties of 1 
filed a lengll, 
otlice of the ( 



INK. 



iiy the courts 
John F. Sny- 
, A. Mfson, to 



ton, 



adai 



have made k. a 
lows: Bfcj^inuiii:; 
hanaa river a lui 
month of Fallin 
south and east cr( 
New York Canal 
chestnut and two 
being all the way 
thence south ti 



. on till 



Misque- 
the 



ibov 



riLi:; Brook, thence 
; tile l^enn^ylvaiiia iV 
:. Co.'s tracks to a 
,v pine trees, the line 
Ue^li impro\r.j lands; 
iniiil brook 



north side of public back road and to the 
left bank of the Lackawanna Kiver, crossing 
the tracks of the Bioomsbnr« Uivnion of 
the D. L. ctW. RR.; to tl-.e inter- .-ctiuu of 
thePilt^ton back road with the .Mo.jsic road, 
to the branch railroad to the Central breaker 



of the rennsylvaiiin RIl. Coal Co., and Ihcn 
to cat stone corner in little .Nliil Crfok. 
'J lieuce, up the centre of the bed ot the 

crirk to a cut stonn iMri.i-r; Ih-i.c.-, south 



' ; I . 'W r.jai! leading U|i 

1 ' . i ■ ■ northwest corner 

i: ' ' , ; : J ; md a corner of 

I'- ''■'■■■ "i K ■.;■_ 1; ■ .ft and the corner of 
Spriii^' Brook I'ciu nship: located near which 
is known as "Cabby" or "Covey Swamp,"' 
Thence, south to the cest of mountain 
sloping toward S[.riiig Brook to a cut stone 
at the wagon road at the foot of the moun- 
tain, crossing Sprint; Brook 1."jO feet below 
old Uolph saw mill: thence across llic 
Spring Brook RR. track and Trout 
Creek to the southeast corner 
of the Richard Gardner tract; 
thence across Monument Creek to 
the corner of Jacob Vonf r and Win. I'arl;er 
tracts. Thence, between ti;- ■■ '••■•'■■. :,,.ro.s 
branch of Mouumeut Cr • i !•• in:, 

Road toa cornerof Robert 1 ., ; |.li 

Lawrence tracts, thence :- : - ill- 

inm Mone tract to a cut '■_:.l' l.-i.f of 
Keating's field and to a i;it stone near a 
road: thence crossing John Christ and 
Mathias Baff tracts to a cut stone corner in 
the northerly line of John Spohn tract; 
thence to a cut stone for line at the road 
leading from Meadow Run to Bear L \ke to 
a corner in the left bank ot Choke Creek; 
thence down Choke Creek, its centre there- 
of, its various courses and distances, 
through a number of tracts to the Lehigh 
Hiver.— Scraiiroii Tinm. 

[This report, it is understood, decides that 
the small tract of land in dispute is within 
the limits of Luzerne County.— Ku.j 



Ui«l..ricnl (•n1,li,-,,.joiM Kcpivc.I. 

The /'.,.- ■■ ■ , ■; ; ■ " f Jli^lun, 

and l.i.-r:,., . , ■ •, ,■ it- ,,u,irterly 

cii-tN I.; I .;:■,-.■. .1.:,., 1 ' J-jjj-t Street, 

i': ; . : ;, :.i. i.'.uju.j numbtr contains, 

■'■.;ttr,"lnpublished Minutes 



dersin Pennsylvania:" 1\ i ■ . . : . ! -' . ps 
in the U. S. service, in L , - . - , - of 

members of the Penn-jl'. :; : -. ■ i:...:aiou 
which framed the Federal Constitution of 
17^7; and a fund of interesting histor.cal 
miscellany. 

The New Em/lnnd nifforical. awl Gnte- 
ahjiral Hr.jislcr is also a quarterly, pub- 
lished at S3 a year, by the New England 



TiiK iiisKiincM. i:i:roiti>. 



Historic (;ciiom|iii 


Streol, l>n-;lnli. 1 


intcioMlmi; UlW- v 


invaluabie 0'..;i!i 


laud tiistory. A 


n list of tlio 


Imve held onii-;^: 


penrsllint UnrLir 






Jolm Adam :.i ( ! 


ollUvrs. :■,; :, ,, 
Ui.ii.,! S: .- 



1. It IS priuted 
iuo form, and 
I iiu illustrated 



■ .1 iv,o I'refi- 
!.i. AdiuMSKDd 
■e President?, 
ry: 1.) Cabinet 



lofes. Cerlitmlj a vi;:y (.rouil record, tliout;h 
uo other college haf had an cijual chance, as 
Harvard is SrilJ yeart! old. 

The Sno Yovk ani.;,l,:,,U-al ami hio- 
Sraphical li'Xiiril is [.nbli^he.i by the so- 
ciety whose name i.-. iueorcurali d in the 
title, and issned quarterly Irom Gi M.ldifon 
Avenue at $2 per year. It ciuiiprists 46 
pages and ifl illustrated. The July number 
is particularly interesting. 



The lUiit,,, 
monthly nl ^ 
nesK, WilliHe, 

awl bldbln. 
usually inter 
lt« leadinc fei 



'. is i.tihlished 
..!. J. F. Megin- 
,rof thbOaifHu 
.iiinberis an tin- 
.luable number, 
rauhical sketch, 



with portrait, of Gov. John Ai.drew Sliulze. 
iucludmg a history of the purcha-e of the 
farm at Montoursville. which led to his 
financial ruin. This is followed with the 
Journal of John Huniiltun. of Clinton 
Conuty, who made a vom-.-k in a canal boat 
from Pme C.eek to l'h,l:vdel[,hia. vi.i fnion 
Canal, in 183H. EJilh (J. Biily contribute.s 
a charming article on "Loral Lii,-tory— Its 
Intorewt and Importance.'' 'I'he =tory of a 
prolific family that emisriiled from ^ireene 
Coanty to Ohio in IblD i- oi;e of the odd 
feature.^ of the monthly, which is lollowed 
with an article ou cunuiis sr.iee slaiieuiscrip- 
tious. Some valuable intDrm-aion is j^iven 
of Huntingdon in early tiiMes, ai;d the long 
ownership of the home-tead oecur'ied by 
Hon J. Simpson Africa is sli<,-.va. t Ud time 
furnaces m Ijatler Cuuutj am) (he tirst mail 
to Franklin make mteri-tii^„- paragraphs. 
A letter from S -eretrirj H .y ird -hows that 
old Henry Hun i-, oi .Miuu-y. did not pur- 
chase his freeiiom. a- h-- f! .i.iied. The do- 
parlineni ol uld persj;,^ Ir. ir:; i^ .v.iite full, 
as well as that of a-ed d. i-ea-ed. An ac 
count of the centennial anniversary of a 
Washington County l.idy Carrie- the reader 
back to pioneer da\-^. .\ltli nigh bi;t four 
moTiths old the lli.-.h.n\,il .lonrhfi has 
reached a good circulation and in r.'.pidly 



bound \uh.L.,i o. u.cr JUG pages. 

With its July issue the prosperous Maria- 
^in.:o/ Ainn-ir/in HisluryheiXiin its eight- 
oeuth volume. A portrait of Henry Lanrcnn, 
the South (Jaro!::- i -(■,'' :r-.'i r,f the Revoln- 
tion, graces th'-": ■, . ei^ijmpanied 

by a reali-tic aif : '-'i of "Henry 

liMurens in tli- !.■ i i . ■." from the 
eilitor. fieiK \. 1 ; ' ,; , , : f.llows with 
: :;i.,: :.: 1 ■: ■■,■,;; ■ . ■ ,: 'of "J'lcketfs 

■:■! Win?or, the 

' . I' ^ a valuable 

i :■">:;'■ i . . . .- J ::ec.-.ol .\raeri- 

c-.n 11: ;:e points oat the 

conspii I ■ ■. r- extant. John M. 

Eisho|) i ; , 1 ihoritatively on the 

'■United S: le^ '.; nl Service," giving some 
choice bits ot inlorarUiou in its checkered 
history. No article iii this number, how- 
ever, will be re:.d with more protit than Dr. 
Albert Bushnell Hart's "Biograjihy of a 
Kivcr and H.arbor Bill," a fragment of con- 
temporary hi-tory, and yet a legitimate 
lield for inquiry into past politics. Cjcorge 
E. Fo.sler gives the history of ''Jonrnal- 
eism .V'l"-!!- lee Cherokee Indians," a 
carefuH;. V ; ,; .; ^ un a theme very little 
known f • i ublio. William D. 

Kclley. 11 ' .. Tuckerman, James 

E. Deaue. .'■ .'.: ■ i ;> ^i:i .\dams, and others, 
coniribate short steiries. A new department 
appears, called "Historic and Social Jot- 
tings," which promises to bo an agreeable 
feature of this admirably conducted publi- 
cation. I'nce. i.") a year. Published at 743 
Broadway, Jy. Y. City. 

From Bangor comes the Mainr Historical 
and Geiualoijical I'rcordrt; a -^3 ouarterly. 
It is of interest to every son of Maine who 
entertains a feeling of pride for his native 
State. S. M. Watson is the editor and pub- 
lisher. 

Althiii:;'!, ].■ e,,i 1^,; a magazine for 
local hi [<.. : • I -.cry shire, the only 

onotlii'.T : ," . : t!;e Kir.uKD otiice is 
the ll'i' , , I,,' ,. ,, ,_ or Notebook for 
Devon, Coruwall .-.nd Somerset. W. H. K. 
Wright, borough librarian of Plymouth, is 
the editor. It is published monthly at 7 
sliilliugs per annum and each issue com- 
prises 24 pages. .\n interesting article gives 
an iiivtntorj of the house and furniture of 
an Exeter citizen in the reign of James I. 
'I'ho invcutory cnntaiTjS no mention of 
crockery Oi any I:!-.! het -.'rre were 204 
riniine)* Of peMT'T ■;■■:. - :.(. ounces of 
.-liver plate. Hi l '■ ,::: .led to two 

l"''''*.!*-'"-' °"";' ■" .:. 1 .; .';i,g in value 

brewer 



d his death occurred in IG'ja. 



1 he riistoricai Kecora 

A AIOXTIIIA' PUi'.I.ICATION 



nEVOTED PKINCII'ALI.V TO 

Ubc )£arl\! IbMorq ot ZJIvoomino IDalle^ 

AND CONTIGUOUS TERIUTORY 

WITH 

NOTKS AND QUERIES 

BlOGKAPHlCAL, ANTIOUAklAN-, GeXKAI.OGICAL 

o 

EDITKD BY F. C. JOHNSON. iM. D. 



Vol. i] July 



CQ~ 



wn-Krs.nAURr. r.\. 

MDCCiLXXX\'!I 



74 



The Historical Record 

^i.SOp,-!-j...ir. PHi-!-.shcil Monlhly. Siii-l; Ccp:<s, isc 

(r.OIltClU« r=,<r 

'■OUi ^[ich,^cl," itish Confnbk of Will-cs-Ilarro, .9. //. Lynch 17 

A Moriuinont lo "Old Michaei" 

Assessment of Luzerne County , I7_t. 

Peter Pence Again 175 

Objections Against Railroaris in 1825 175 

A Very Hot July ". .''I, ,76 

An Old Time Tavern 177 

Something About Sea Coal 177 

The Legend of Lake Opelousa 17S 

John Franklin's Treason and Kebclllon 17S 

Population of Wilkes-Barre as F'stiniated bv Assessor? !7y 

Local Taxes in V/ilkes-Barre 30 Years Ago 179 

The Old Jlycrs House at Wyoniing Burned 17S 

Two Preachers of Former Times i Jo 

Centennial of the United States Constitution i-i 

Susquehanna County Centennial Celebration iSi 

Captain John Fries, hiquivy Concerning iSi 

Histoire do la Pensylvanie 1S2 

Golden Wedding o'f Mr. and ^L•s. Calvin Parsons 1 5S 

Flight from Wyoming— Address by W. A. \Yilcox, Esq 189 

Reunion of 143d Regiment, P. \ k;", 

West Branch History I. -,5 

Crirls' Names of a Century Ago 193 

Duncan's Island in the Susquehanna 196 

A Pair of Knee Bucldes of Pioneer Days 196 

Dka-ius— 

Mrs. Laura Do\vning 1S3 

M rs. Margaret Rf^dcvick i S3 

Mrs. Nancy Wright 184 

George WoiTall i S4 

John K. Wood^•.■ard 185 

Mrs. Eliza Prjor 185 

Mrs. Rachel Theophil;:s i St. 

Edu-ard F. Dowling i?6 

Richard Anthony 1S7 

Mrs. S. S. Wcller 1S7 

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cutter and other labor-saving machinery, more work can be turned out 
than in aiiy other oftice in Luzerne counlv. 



Address olUoiHin^miratio 



C. 1;. y.iv.k-r. 
K. C.Johr.-un. 

J. c. i-o'.vc:i. 



The Record, 

WILKES-BABRE, PENN'A. 



Ubc IDistorical IRecorb 



JULY, 1S87. 



No. 11 



•OLD MlCflAEI.." 
InteresliuKlieininiBCriico oJ tlio Old Sex- 
fou HUd High Coiistaljlo Wlio IJ.iiik the 
Curfew Boll and Teirori/.pd Wilkes- 
llari-e IJoys Halt a Century Ago. 
John Micliael Keiu/le camo from Switzer- 
lund aboat the year 1303, au J was elected 
high constable of WilUes-Barre iu 180G, and 
held the ollico nntil his death in 1810. lie 
was a small, active. man, and the only thing 
high about him wa?i his temiitr, and tkis 
only when exasperated by the bad boys of 
the town, by whom he was known and uni- 
versally called "U!d Pickle." Xaturally he 
had a kind and tender heart, and was fond 
of little folks, so long as they behaved well, 
I can remember beint; one of a soldier 
company of which Ked ilallery was captain, 
and Ned Babb llrst lieutenant. Our guns 
were made in the carpenter shop of John P. 
Babb, of good wood, with a snap spring on 
the side, which answered our purpose, and 
were not dauceroos. We used to parade on 
the Saturday half holiday, and geni;rally on 
the river bank, near old .vlichael's residence, 
which was in the Arndt store house on the 
edge of the bank opposite Mort;au's tavern. 
On these occasions ;\jichael would ;requently 
pass along our line as we were drawn np 
for review and give each of the boys 
a penny, which, to most of ns, was consid- 
ered quite a prize, and as Michael was a 
poor man, it showed the kindness of hi* heart 
toward us, which wo never loivrot. He was 
not only the coustabit- ■.: • : .-.r. ■ ;t was 
also the sexton of the ci, , . : .-luled 

to the opening and li./ .. . ;, bell 

ringing, grave digginu-. • - „■ :> ii for 

funerals, etc. A more fnithful -^er . irat never 
had charge of the interests of a town. As a 
sexton of the churches, ha had the 
lamps to keep clean and filled 
with whale oil. .\t the mid-week meet- 
ings he lighted the candles and attended 
to keeping them well suulfed. At the clinrch 
he wore pump shoes, and moved about 
among the congregation silently with ins 
snuffers reviving the lights at tlio time of 
singing, etc. On Sunday he sat iu the 
gallery where he could watch the boys, and 
woe to any urchin who did not sit still or 
who made any noise. iJo rang the boll at 
9 o'clock at night in the old Meeting House 
Ju the Public Sqaare, as a notice to the mer- 



chants to close up, and for all 
who wore abroad to retire to their 
homes and go to bed, and this ho did 
without pay and iu all kinds of 
weather, and never failed to toll the day of 
the month after the ringing. He had a 
pound on the river bank, near his residence, 
and all cattle found at large at night were 
driven into it and kept there until the owner 
l)aid hif. tine and took them away. \\ hen a 
drunken man v/as found lying asleep 
-Michael went for his wheelbarrow and 
putting the poor wretch on it wheeled him to 
the [lound aud then dumped him in among 
the cows and swine nntil he recovered his 
senses. In the winter when the deep snows 
woQid cover the coal-ash sidewalks, .Michael 
would be up while the town was asleep aud, 
with a snow-plow, drive along the walks and 
have all the snow off by the time the people 
got their eyes open: and this he did, as far 
as I know, without any compensation, ex- 
cept the pleasure of doing it for the good of 
the town. He had the only hay scales in the 
town at his home on the river bank, where 
by means ot a beam tj which were attached 
long chains which he fastened to the 
wheels of the wagons raising them and 
the hay clear of tiio ground and getting 
at the weight. Ho was the weigh master of 
the town and charged ten cents for the ser- 
vices. He was fearless when in discharge 
of his duty, and many a time he would 
make arrests and take the prisoner to the 
door of the j lil, aud then his goodness of 
heart would cause him to let the prisoner go 
after a good scare aud the promise of re- 
formation. 1 his, of course, applied mostly 
to the boys of the towu, when he was fortu- 
nate enough to catch them. As an example 
of his nerve, he at one time as- 
cended the steeple of the old church 
and stood upon the small ball, 
I'i.j feet from the ground. If he found a 
cow daring enough to cuter the church yard 
ho would then show his temper, as he gener- 
ally had to chase her several times around 
the church before he got rid of her, then he 
would swear iu his broken Swiss nntil all 
was blue. Upon one occasion the writer 
rode up bare back on a horse to get a 
switch Irom the willow tree that stood in 
front ot the Kpiecopal Church. In order to 
do this it became necessary to ride npon the 
sidewalk, which was contrary to law, and 
iu reaching up with both hands, totally 



THE UISlulUCAI. i:k 



nnoonscious of daufror or barm. Mjclmel, 
who was iu tlio church, diseovereci uic, and 
quietly comiii,: up boiiiiMl tlia horru, i.tnu-1: 
him a whr.ck ;:rr,, ; ;h,. I, .'k wiih hi- -word- 
cune. 'J'h., :■!• ..• . , HuexpLCtfdly, 

BDd boms all : ' i-ar-d tor it, Uio 

horse si.rii.i- , ;. ,,i rame ver> near 

breaking my i., c... V^ jjh as I rtroverr-d 
my SL-at I lo.jl.id back at "(Jiu I'lckU-," 

Bpljnterfcd uud bru'keu his caa'c, which af- 
forded me t;ratuicatiou i.uoiU'h, aud T 
Innghed heartily, which only b'rved to in- 
crease hia wrath. 1 was wroucr for l;'.n;jhiu-; 
at him nud am eorry uow as I think 
of it that 1 did it. Uow well I 
remember standiu« by the ;;ravos ho 
had dife-ged aud iiolioiD!; his ,|uiie sympa- 
thetic wayrt as he droppud the iiirt upon tlie 
coflin lid at the worti.s "dust todu^t. a:^he5 to 
ashes," and wheu, as was the custom 
then, the byetauders, after the service, 
would throw iii the dirt until .Michael 
would eay, -Dis will do shcntle- 
mens" after which he would remain 
and fill np the grave. J presiime if ail tiif 
reminiscences of '-Did .Mickat-r' uurin;; hi- 
40 joars of servicj could be cuile-'cd "ilie-y 
would flu a vuIuiM,-. .\.;v,i:h-i^.-,iu,,7 his 



many en^a-^c:\' ■. 
vate a garJi n .: 
dence oft. ] '. i : 
vated besides \. . 
of flowers. Ho liv. 
room fitted up in 



■ to cull 



flow 



by 



vd his 



fall down the stairs \<\ \. , 
bedroom. He was d'-Cij. rt-il 
or he might have uiea whtre iie i-il, but 
when fonud he w;'.s carefully nc'-std aulil h" 
died. An old man t.iitlitul to evc-rv trn-t, 
and vigilant in the disciuirtje oi ev.Ty duf., 
he was baned in the old barjiu',- grouiid on 
Market Street, where he had assisCi-d iu lay- 
ing away so many of the citizens your,» 
and old, of the to*u, and the btll wi.ich hr 
had tolled so ofuu for o'licr- now t..;h-a fur 
him. I do L-ot rtii,..iiiber ii,u ,•.:;; -^-or.e 
marked his nsuu,' piai-e. au.( 1 h .-.._■ oit. u 
wondered wliether any one low Ir. :u -cohll 
tell where his re,..ains rest at r.re-. m. since 
the removal of the dead to the new ceinc- 
tories. If so, uotliinij could be n'ore ti'.tius; 
than to erect fome kind of a mor.ument as 
a Blight tribute to his uc^eifish udelity aud 
worth.— \\'ilk,s-Jian-e TeleiiUone. 



A Monument to Old .Micliael. 
In the Rkcoed of Tuesday, July 2G. was 
an interesting article recallinj Old .\jic!:ael. 
Wilkes- Barre's sexton, aud Hi^-h Con-table 
of half a century ago. In the article the 
BDegestionwasmade that the admirers of 



Old Michael raise a fund with which to 
erect a inoiinmcut to his memory. The soe- 
gestiou has drawn out a letter from a 
Wyaluniu;; jjviitleman who attended Bchool 
at the old .Vcadeuiy on I'ublic Sijuare, 50 
odd ye.us a;;o, to his brother, residiug 
HI till- cify. oiVrrin^' to contribute towards a 
■ ■• ■ ■''''■ ' ' ' -1. I liL- Kix'oiiu will be 
I ' ! : , ;!ar offers from other 

' ■ -ny reminiscences of 

'■ ' ,' ■ ' ' ' ■■ - !iir!i may be at hand. 

^ pt?:.r l:, , ' -Jay's Record con- 

taiua ...r , ; ■.- of "Old .Michael." 

*"Oj-'.'^ I :;o so louK and so 

uiif^elli-! : - :. iiblo and general 

''id the rucrgestion is 
' ;. bo unknown and 
' .,. .:nl(.'rsouio obligation 
I would be will- 
ing to contnliuto to a Fuitable 
memorial for him. About lb32 
ti.ere lived in the town an unfortunate "Jim 
Glldley.'-v.lioin the boys used to delight in 
t : \. ,,. II ,-:: i.i , - ;, ,.^, 1 Was attracted 
- ■ ' ' ' '1 -i.-rket aud I'ratiklia 

' ' " 'casions, in which I 



uninai 
to his 



ooke 



vva- pt-jiiap- not as i-unch on my guard as 
more active ones; and Uld .Michael caught 
and dosed me with the prescription "when 
taken, to bo well shaken:" and the medicine 
was effective. I never assisted, even 
theoretically, in another "mill" of a drunk- 

The winter I boarded at Aunt B's, old 
Mi--li:i*-l cUliMi one cold morning in regard 

'" " ' ■ ■ ' '• 'i^'U of church service, and 
' 1 : •!■ Mrs.VVright) brought him a 

■' ■ lie may have expected some 

■ ■■' ■ I ■ and If ho did, he deserved 

"• I'll'. '•.' I- his memory should 

•^peako-i- 'iiy ought to be per- 



Iho County Asaes.smeut. 

The asses-meutsfrom all the districts of I.u- 
/.ernt Co.tnty have been returned to the otlice 
of the county commis.sioneis and the totals 
footed up. The total number of tnxables in 
the county is. j4,r,0t<; value of seated lands 
^3/2-J."..U47; value of building lots .'jS.OM,- 
227; value of houses !>4,04lj,ull; value of 
outhuildings and other improvements S2,- 
ll."),224: niimberof horses lLi,.")77; value of 
horses Nii;><,!it;2: number of cattle 8,924; 
value of cattle t'Sd,7,jI; value of oocnpa- 
tions t.,.iii^,o.il; number of sta.','es. omni- 
tiusfs, etc., 2f^2; value of same SS,.SeO; total 
- o -i""^"' '"""'^'''^ ''°'" county pnrfosea 



77/;: JiiSToracA!. nRcni;i>. 



EAKLT ItAII 



it 



Agn — I'riiiiouiitpd Visioiimy and Jiii- 
pi-actloulilti. 
There ia before uk n cupy of the Lycomimj 
Oazellcoi Aagust l!l, IS'1'\ wfiicli (.-ontHiiiBa 
BIX column articlt) tu'.V:) "j;-. ;>••:;;« Incx- 
peilieut iu ]'etiii.-)l\ i i ," : ., -nrli tha 
nuthor, "H," argui-.-, - : ■ ■. i! favor of 

CHUuls, in preferuiiCL !■. , i. u-p-trta- 

tiou, either liy hor.sou; ! j . :. .:;. : ,,:.L^r. In 
hip. endeavor to show a r.;:!i, '.y !riim Pliila- 
delphia to Pittsborc to be iiajriirticjible, he 
onotea f rom a paiuphli.t oq" lh.it subjoet, 
which says, ''in the majority of i)!*taiices, if 
the ascent be not gronter than 12'- 1 ftet to 
the mile, hilla offer iio ob-tacie.' whatever to 
railways," the i7iference beiu^ that if n 
erpater ascent sliould iTitervf-ue that it would 
offfr a .-crio-13 ob^tv.rU\ He rer;arded a 
hoi.-o i.ii!vvi.\ a- ir'tir-lj iii.^ilt-quate to ao- 
commodate tlie iur:! trade, locociotuv 
imwer bcint; rej,T.raiAi a-- out (jf the question. 
Ue Bays, "a bur.tle ol bufiut-f^ will Blwa\s 
occur in the spriur; of the year, after farmers 
have thra,.*hed tlic-ir <:r^iii. In fh.it seaso-i u 
will not be unusual for l-'i or 20 individu ii.s 
in the same village to v.i-h to load their cars 
at the same time." l!f says a car will carry 
about two tons, and the prt-euce of a iinn- 
dred or more car.s iu a town at the fame 
time would cau...e inextricable contusion 
among the patrons of tlr.- road. 

Again he sayj. "as the advocates of the 
railroad syctem univtr=ally agree, tliat 
Pentieylvania cannot .'.tlord ihe expense of 
railway and locomotive ensiue?. it is futile 
to expect that tlie gr^at objects of speed, 
cheapness of transportation and general 
accommodation will bu accomplisiied by 
means of horse power." 

"The exjienseof constructine a road with 
four gets of rails— two for co:j.modit:es and 
two for passengers, mails, etc.,v.-ith a locoino- 
tive engine, would be exiremeiyrn-irontable 
to the State, vpre it rif,\ nrnri I'^ihl.'" 

In conclusion the cautious .Mr. il. says: 
"Let the people of Pei:ijsylvatiia then pur- 
sue the even tenor of tht-ir way— in accord- 
ance with their characteristic caution, and 
refuse to sanction by their adoption, a yt-t 
-isionary scheme about which they know 



nothi 

It is but si 
ing argumt L 
railroads in 



ce tho forego- 
iitroduction of 
.vely put forth 

of transportu- 



Rgaiust railr.. , : 

tiou, the pr'i. ;i . 

even doubt,";, ■,, , : I ■ i t.i the mile as- 

cending graiit- u ,..,'. .; J J .^themaximum 
for railroading tai.-;... .l , and yet by the 
light of expeno'.ce w... now tind that the 
highest mountain range oiier litile obstiuc- 



tiou to the successful operating of railroadn 
by steam, while 2)< ton oars have given 
place to go'.ulolas of' !!."i tons burden, as we 



3 pov 



I thi 



untryi 



l*etor l*eiice A^ain. 

Editok Ri:f;oiii): Allow mo to communi- 
cate the following letter from John Q. Dice, 
K i|., of Wayne Station, Pa., which throws 
a littlo more light on Peter Pence, a 
sketch of whom was published your columns. 
0. V. n. 

Wavni; St.ition, Pa., June 8, 18.37.— 
Deau Siii: Pence had but one son. He 
died about lt^U',1 in Wayne Town-hip, Nor- 
tliULubfrrl.'.nd Couaiy. That was before 
Lycoming or Clinton was organized. He 
was buried ia W ayu" Township, which 
nowis (_'[.. .■...' ) ..., I -:i.;., I '".I'ln County. 

J.leh,. : .:: Iron living 

iu Cr,a\.^ : 1 . V ,. , . . well otf, 
and can .-1 . ■ :■. , ■;:.■... ,i ui i li:-ir grnud- 
f.ather. A^ I am -.veil aciaaiutcd with them 
I hope to get a full history from them. I 
maj be able iu tho near future to got hold 
of some old documents that may lead to a 
more correct statement than has yet 
been made. I have seen tho place where 
he is buried. I also saw a book 
whore he voted in ld03, '3 and '6 
in Wayne township, Northumberland Coun- 
ty. That was about the latft voting he did. 
I am trying to gel his age and then will give 
his whole history as near as I can. 1 also 
saw the place where Pence and Grove and 
others killed the Indians at tho month of 
Grove's Run on tho Sinnam.ahoniug. Thirty 
ye^rs ago when wo were running a railroad 
line the ma ks of their axes were still on 
tho trees and that is why it was called 
(fiove's Run. That is 48 miles west from 
Wayne. They went up that run six miles 
and c '.mB do va another run and struok the 
'i. r -i\ V :;.^ west of tho mouth of the 
■ Creek and that run is called 
I. ■: I hey then came down the 

'.^ . i. , :.. Uiver and returned to Nor- 
thuiiiborii.iid «uh.out being molested. 

John tj. Dice, 

[XoTE.— Mr. Dice is evidently mistaken 
in his statement that Peter J.'ence died in 
l60',l, as the Legislature of Pennsylvania, 
.March 10, ISIO, pa.-sed a bill granting him 
an anunity which they certainly would not 
have done had he died the year before. The 
records at Harri..iburg should show Ijow thia 
pension was paid him and when. — Ed.J 



THE insTomcAL nEcoiin. 



A Very Hot July. 

It has beou said over !ind over agsin that 
tho monUi of July just ended w:i3 hot- 
ter thau any other July withiu the ratmory 
of the oldest iuhabitaut. 'Diis seems to ho a 
mistake, id least it is po fii?n.-pd out by a 
Recohu man, who has examined the meteor- 
ological records made by Jndgo Daua, who 
has an outfit of Government instruments. 
From his tables it appears that July of the 
present year was not as hot as was July in 
1883, by one decree. Tne reason that the 
former has created so much discomfort is 
that tho humidity has been far above tho 
common moisture. The rainfall for the 
month o£ July during the past six years has 
been as follows: 

July 1882, rainfall 4.G5 inches; rain fell 
on eight days; averajre of maximum tem- 
perature. 71J>^ degrees. 

July 1833, rainfall G. 41 inches; ram fell 
on 14 days; average maximum temperature, 
81. 

July 188-1, rainfall 4..".;) im-hfs: sixteen 
days; average maximi'.n. ; ■: ; r ■. in . 77. 

July 188."), rainfall Li.i . . , v.:,.- days; 
Rverage maximum tti!i : i , '. 

July 1880, rainfall .; : : days; 

average maximum ten : . , , ., 

July 18Li7, rainfall :'■ -, ,irti?en 

days; average maxinnui. ■ ■ ' ; , .-^o. 

i'ho maximum teu.i ; ^i::- L.t-d by 
Jndge Dana are taken at - pm,, and the 
showing for the several years is as follows: 

Jvlii. l^^i. ;--v>. J'^<. i".i. i--^;. J'.^: 



76 



77 



The observations of Kev. Dr. Hodge, who 
aUo has Governraont instruments, probably 
come nearer to the degree of heat as experi- 



enced under ordinary circumstances. His 
instruments are within a house— Govern- 
ment slundard— built for the pnrpo'^o, aud 
are not protected by trees, (in the oihor 
hand Judge Dana's tliennomcter lian[,'s un a 
tree in liis garden, more or less proK rti-d 
also, by a grape arbor, his maximum for 
July of tho present year ranging four de- 
grees below that of Dr. Hodge, the latter's 
being 87.8 degrees. 

Dr. Hodge says that according to 
his instruments July was tho hottest 
of any month during the Hi ye:irs 
ho has b^en eugagod in taking obser- 
vation-. Tl:rro were 1." (Inysoo -.vhieli tho 



turo for day and night wa~ 7r, :;. i >■ . j il J^e 
says that Septtmber, Ib^l, \vh~ poj,ui,ir7y 
styled tho hottest month on record, but lie 
absent at that time and conseiiuently 



has no observatic 



Dr. Hodge kindly furnishes the following 
maximums and minimums for July, lb87: 



! 6-t-5 


65.f.48.... 










I BO. 


70. 20.... 


....SO.: 


i 7!1. 


(33.521.... 










' 01.1 


65.5 23. .. 


... 84. 


i 92. 


63. :24.... 




1 85.6 


67, 25 ... 


....8!).. 








83.1 


64. 27,... 




i 02.2 


60.528.... 


....92. 


) 03.5 


60. ;20.... 


....02.: 


1 85.8 


64.,3;30.... 


o:<- 


i 84. 


57.531.... 




i 00.1 


00 5' 





15 84. 57.531 02.0 ti-i,. 

16 00.1 00 51 

It ought to be said, however, that thetom- 
poraturo in the average home is far higher 
than that in the observation house where I)r. 
Hodge's Government instruments are t-itu- 
ated. From his minimnm it would look as 
if the nights ought to tie cool enough for 
comfort, but the fact is that a standard ther- 
mometer in the sleeping apartment of the 
writer indicated a minimnm of cO tlirough 
out tl:e entire night on many dates, and 
never once went below 7."i. It is a pity we 
could not. -urrouiid ourselves with the con- 
ditions which environ Dr. Hodge's instru- 
ments, hot as tho latter show up. 

The rainfall on Monday, .\ug. 1, was 
pheuomeual, tiro gauges of both Judge Dana 
and Dr. Hodgo measuring an iiioh plus. It 
would be interesting to know wh:it the ruin- 
fall was up Laurel Kun. 



77//: iiiSToincAL in-:cn];n. 



AN OI.D-TI-Mi; T. 

jveraKfs with \1 h 



r.itbc 



Insid 



The 

u. -I he 
H. 'Jn 


north 
room, 

ROUth 

re tho 




'Z 


•Walk 
hang- 



was par- 



Tho following de-icription lu tho Detroit 
J-'rce /'»•<>■«, of a tavern in the early part of 
tho present century would probably apply 
more or less aeciiralely to hostelries else- 
where and we therefore reprint it: 

In 1807 William Hodge, Sr.. built an ad- 
dition to his log honse in Buffalo and es- 
tablished a tavern, about which his son, 
William Hodge, wrote Ihas: "This noble 
mansion consisted of two rooms on the 
lower floor, with a widu hall betoween 
them. It had battened doors, 
ua!;ed peeled beams and windows 
of 7 by 9 glass. 
room was used as a parlo 
main kitchen and diuintr i 
room was the more t ul.lio 
cyo was caught by I .r ■ 
unpainted door, tf'.i^; - 
in.'andlhfcretoov. i-; 
ing on the outer ^; t ■ o 
room also contained tlie b;' 
titioncd off in one corner. 

"Under the shelves stood the whisky and 
cider barrels, and on them were the kegs of 
brandy, mm and gin, and one or two kinds 
of wine, as Madeira and I'urt. Maybe there 
was also there a keg of -hrab or peppermint 
nordial, and occasionally one of meiheglin. 
Sometimes, in the proper ^ea^ou, the bar 
would contain a barrel of spruce beer, home 
made of course. There was no laser beer in 
those days. The sugar bo.\ and money 
drawer were made to slide nuder the front 
counter board. Tho white sugar then used 
came in high, tapering, solid cakes called 
sagar loaves, done up in coarse brown or 
black paper. A few may yet bo seen. The 
li'inors sold at the bar were aUvays measured 
out in the v, ine gla^s and gill cup, or in 
larger quaniities it de^^ired. 

"Cider was sold by the pint or quart, red 
pepper being added; and in cold weather it 
was 6ct upon coals and embers to heat. The 
miiod drinks sold at the bar were termi d 
'slings,' and were made of sugar, water and 
braHdy, rum or gin, well stirred with the 
'sugar stick.' Hut slings were made the 
same way, except that a hot iron was put in, 
to temper them, a slight sprinkling of liut- 
meg being regularly added. A 'sangarte' 
was made in the same way, usiug wiim in- 
stead of the stronger liquors. Nearly all 
were as much in the habit of using these 
dilTereut kinds of liquor.-^ as beverages as 
people now are of asing tta, coffee and even 

"The fireplace in the barroom and that in 
the north room were without 'jambs'— 



tho chimneys being built with split 
sticks and plastered. That in tho 
north room was furnished with a 
'trammel pole' and 'trauimel' wiih 
hook to match, for hanging kettles, etc, 
over the lir./. 'J'lii' hi-arll.-. were made of 

stones ....111' '•' I i ■ ili,' \\^ ■'.]-. The clmni- 

borrcNi" ■■..'.,■■ ' I i. i ■ 1- . 1 iri," purposes. 
An Hd.i J: -', 1 ,,!. ,,., I';. , , I ..:l of the bar. 
rooin v,:i-. II I A ,1 ■. I: ,■ !. ;,ii'ii.i, and wash 
room. It Imd a • lopuig nii.t, being a 'lean 
to.' The fire place was built in one corner 
of it, and the chimney and hearth were of 
tho same materials as those in the other 
rooms." 

•Sonicthine Atiout Sea CdhI. 

.\n article in this week's Con! Tiinlc .lunr- 
)ia/, headed "What is .sea coal'r" says; "Tn 
tho proposals of coal wanted for the Navy 
there i.s one peculiar requirement laid down 
in tho list; it is for ten barrels of sea coal 
for the Norfolk Yard. What BU ancient rut 
tho Department must have fallen into to 
keep up such a narael In the days of old, 
when Bess was tjQceu of England, such a 
term might do to designate a quality of 
fuel, but hardly in the llJth century.'' 

There seem to be a few things yet for the 
editor of the Juurnal to learu concerning 
tho subject of coal in its various fortns, 
when we discover that he does not know that 
"sea coal" is an article well known to sea 
faring men. But perhaps ho has never 
sailed very far on blue water for the purpose 
of acquiring information, as tnat i- not sup- 
posed to bo exactly the place to look for 
coal, except it be on board vessels 
in transit to somo seaport town. 
But if he had ever ha>l 

the misfortune lo !:r.f li. ii -hipwrtcked 
anywhere on th' • i;,:, -i - • i; ih..- (iiilt of 
Mexico, he won!J h :\ ,■ i u ■■ ! iii his wan- 
deri.njs al.iug tl:; !■ .'.i:i ;i - i.l" a -ub. 



jf th^ 



of thc^,i:,;-r . ',.1 -, . ii I- 1 u'l.ing more 
or less than suliditi-.l bitumen, or a^-phalt in 
its natural state. What its use is in ship 
building we are not informed, but it ma> be 
that it is used in a liquid f.^riii, applied hot, 
for coating ircm in order to kee[i it from 
ru-ting, or it may be used as a stain to givo 
a dark color to woodwork m some interior 
joiner work of vesaals. w. j. 



THE IlIsrOIUCAL llKvdlUi. 



Tho I.OKOiiilun.iiku 0|i<iIouft». 

The prosnio and vulgar nnine for liiilco 
Opelousa isaonUi Ponil, Init tvou witli tlii< 
title it is uot hS well-kuown ;n its y.-init 
nntarni bcnnty find situation il-~ervu.-i. A 
drive up Huulocjk Ortt-k to Muhleiiburi,' imd 
two milofl boyoml will liriii^ tlm touM i to 
this clear, lib 1 I r^ ii ■■ ^ I -I, ■ , '■ -. ii :- 
amonglow hii'- . i ' '. 

the narrow iinJ .::■... , ■; ■■ :,.■ i i .1 
l>roprietor, it 1 I'm, [■■■■■ .1 I •■ 

Opelonsn from -uri.i -in;^. 01 n- [■■ --i kj'^i. u- 
ing tho other liikno ot Ihi.- viciuiiy ;i^ (i 
popular summer resort. Knt w few riniiiincrs 
can pass, nevertheless, lietore its heKltliy 
margin will be adorned by many Fuinnier 
cott.Hges. 

How much more poetical and approprinto 
is the Indian liquid name, Opeiousa, than 
any English title which could be ;;iven to 
Buohalake. The le;,-,-.. 1 ,, m :i .,.r,itthis 
name is one of the pi, : ■ mI, m tradi- 

tions. Opelonsa, il 1- 1 ,;:iud- 

aomo maiden btloLL-i: • • - i.vute 

village, which was siiii,^. ;,;!;■' 

present Bite of iUooi.i.: ■ : ' - ■ 1 . !. 
with passionate devoti'i ■ ; . : 

Shawnee bravo, narmi ... ., ; ■ . 
however, did uot rei-iinor.ii'j jn 1 huh U'lU. 
boinc the admirer and shive of 
a maiden of the Senecas, wh>m 
he met one day on a hnutin<x expedi- 
tion in the northern for. its, T hf< .Seneca 
tribe resented the intrii-M-, -,1 t: r'niniitic 
Wapsnileya, who-e a • . • . rmce 

finally led to a declar,'! : ■ ;: . ■. 

One of tlie battles uir - ;n,,kpl:\-e 

in the woods bordering' i/.k-i i;,c-lousrt. The 
Shawnees wereworsttd tliatday, and Was. 
saileya, heroicdly thor._7h he had fouu'ht. 
had dragged liimself, cuv.rni vvith wounds, 
to a secret hi'lir: • 1 ; ■• u. l' woods. Here 
he was sought ; : ,■ ; : ly the f.iithful 

Opelonsa. Ui •: • ,: she rushr-d 

forward to hiv I ■' - t. but he, in 

the haste of| m , . .■. :.■- : W ' -v. 

enemy was ai, : - . 

pierced her l.r. i ' -■. ■ ;. i- 

heard her dj iul; : >1' ■ : ; ; ...,i i-, - 

giveness with cvi..-ur.. .i:j:;. :.•: In !.;..l 
never guessed the truth b^forL. The mud 
of the Senecds hid proven f il.-e, but hero 
was one who was the ideal of all his dreams, 
shattered by his own illf.ited h md. 

The body of 1 ipelousa, Hccoraiuc to a rare 
oaslom, was set adntt upon tiie L-d;e in a 
birch canoe of gre it beiniy. It fl.iated f.5r 
many days, but at length delivered its f.iir 
burden to the depths. In the same Oiinoe, 
repaired by his owa htnd-.W issiileyn, thin 
and haggard, w.ii to tie seen day and umht 
eagerly scanning the waters for many wecrts. 
To DO one would he speak, and all pas-ed 
him by with a fearful look. W length, on a 
cold autumn miduig.it, those who were near 



and awalte averred that thoy had heard a 

groat fihriek niion the Lnke. Next morninc 
\Va.-sail,.ya's cinoe tloated upon the waves 
A-ithuul Its cLisiuiuary oeciii..-int. He had at 
length seen, eithtr in pi.r.^ou or in imagina- 
tion, the form of IJ(,i-!(.us!i rechniug upon 
the lnit;(;!ii ot ttie Luke, aud had leaped to 

^ ' :> t .'.lyof Lake Opeiousa, and 
^ "■ ■ ..'■ ■> dare ciU it South Pond? 

'•■ r:i I'.l .1 I! •' i.ikes themselves are these 
<i "ii - .iiui il .uai.ins- Then, for the double 
attra.-iiou, i*liy should n..t Ilnrvey'b Lake bo 
known by if.. Lull tn nam-, SkandaraV Lake 
VVmol.-., but a frw brief years ago, was 
Broeehcs P,,„d. Who could relurn to that 
dull, iirosaic name now? There is a flavor 
of woods and nature's [aire air in these In- 
dian accents. We would be but according 
til.;- lak'-s their right by restoring to thorn 
their early names. 

Au Old Lan.iniaik (Jono. 

The old .Myt-rs hon-e .-.t Forty Fort was en- 
liri'lv ,|. -ir,,, <.,: I,,, t^r' r,n Monday even- 
I'l-'. -I ' ' '' ' I '■■!.' III. ig was unoccupied 
■ ' - '' , - ; . -cl that the fire was 

' ' Tho property was 

" ' ' ' 1 ' ' 1 1 ■ ■ w ■ ■: ' ■ '..■■id was one of tho 
landn.ark- .5f the v;ii:.-\ . Tho building was 
constrwctMd of logs and was over 100 years 
old. If it h:id the power of speech it could 
tell some (|ueer stories about the Redman 
and his antics. 

Local Taxes Fifty Yearn Ago. 

EuiTOR Rvc.ita.: I tiud in looking over 
.some old imp. r- p duplicate for tho county 
tax for tl . ! . i,-l: a-id township of 
^VilkHs-D.r . , I , ,;|,,.ted for the year 
IB37, ji:-' 1 .,, ..,,d to show the 

contra-^t 1 .... , : : , t _M,res. The whole 
amount of tax wa- >:i7:i :;:i, which I presume 
is now paid by a siiitjie it dividual or coal 
company. Th= whole nnmiicr of taxables 
was li-s than ."I'l), and«hat at first seems 
'i'l 1.1. .I", there are only ttireeof the 
'■ lind who are now living. 



Mo- 



In last week's iii;conD w.as (lutiluhKd ft 
letter from .J. (i. l^'cll. of Waverly. who 
stated that the entiritax in Wtlkes-Barre 
I!,rnu:li and To'.vu.iiip in 1^37 was only 
S;)7d:«, .Mr. Fell venturing tho opinion 
that an aininiut (.[ually large was now |iaid 
by a -mgle Individuil ur cjrporation. The 
KFCijKir is MUCP informed liy Real E-tate 
.\ge!.t Reub.>n Downing that the I,"hi^h & 
VViikcs. Harry Co. d (''.. was assessed SIS,. 
V.i7'.l2 last year for the city of Wilkes-Harre 
alone— a tax 20 times that of the entire com- 
munity .")0 years ago. 



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179 



OUK Cirv 



I'i;; tilths. 

On Doc. 1 of last year tlie city apse~.-or-(, 
Dr. Sturdevant, Ainiiiit; Dillt-y aud Jolm B. 
Qaict!, commenced the work of makins a 
full Hud detailed cen.-m of the ciiy by wards. 
Their work was tini^hed on .\i)ril 1st and 
mauy of the iuterc.-tiun facts aud figures 
developed thereby are hivlh below. It must 
be remembered, however, that the figures 
cannot show tne exact popiilatiou of the city 
to day as there ha.-, beeu a vf-ry rapid growth 
since the work of the assessors began, some 
8 months ago. The assetr-ors believe that 
this growth will amount to about 4 per cent, 
which would make the total poijulatiou to. 
day about 34,000. 

The assessors find the area of the city to 
be about four ^qaare miles. The 
number of streets accepted by the city is 
144 aud their aggregate length a'J miles. 
Some of the details of population, etc., by 
wards, are as follows, the population by the 
censas of 18S0 being given in each ward tor 
comparison: 

' First Ward— Males 1.1'?1. fMmal.s 920, 
co!ored76, total 2.11^; ■ • •. I- .l.:3U: 
children of school ,..:•■ ■ ' , - :«4; 

manufactories 0; chilli - : m-a 1. 

Second Ward— Mali ~ i, -•■--', females 
1,503. colored 0, total 3 513, total i 1S30 
l,t)Ci4: children of school f.ge 'J-<o; buildings 
5rj2; manufactorie.s 9; churches 2; school 
hOQses 3. 

Third Wan! M I. - I i'., females 1,300, 
colored 0. ti.t.: - ,. la licM' 2,314: 

children or -.; i.uiKlings 473: 

raaaufactorie- '. c .. it-; 0, school 
houses 0. 

Fourth Ward.— Mules .^jS4, females 735, 
colored 10, total 1320. total in l^'Jo, 
1301: children of school age 321; 
buildings 241; mr,nufactorie3 4: churches 1; 
school houses 0. 

Fiftli Ward-Males i/rO, females 013, 
colored 80, total l;'00, total in I'^iO, 1430: 
children of school age 420; buildings 341; 
manufactories 17; churches O; school 
houses 1. 

Sixth Ward.— Males 1073, females lllS, 
colored 20, total 2217, total in 15=0, 2110:-- 
children ot school age 7011; buildings 3=7: 
manufactories 1; churches 4: school houses 
1. 

Seventh Ward— Males 401, females 047. 
colored Ifi, total 1121, total in 1S>0 loTO, 
cliildreu of school age 220; buildin;;s 230; 
manufacturies 0; chii'-ches 3: -chool nouses 

Fighth Ward— Males '.C,4. females 1128, 
colored oO, total 2132, total in lieu i=oO; 



cliildreu of school age 417; bnilding.s 382; 
mauufaetorios 0; churche.n 4; school houses 
none. 

Ninth Ward— Males .".80, females 546, 
colored none.lotal 1132, total in 18t<0 2H0<; 
children of school age 345: buildings 200; 
manufactories none, churche.s 4; school 
houses 1. 

Tenth Ward— Males 0:28, females 821, 
colored 71, total l.")20, total in l->sii lf(3t); 
children of school age 377; buildings ;381; 
manufactories 1; churches 2; school houses 
none. 

Eleventh Ward. — Males 1117, females 
1114, colored 88, total 231f), total in 1880 
192,"); children of school age t!01; buildings 
319; manufactories 8; churches 3; school 
houses 2. 

Twelfth Ward.- Males 700, females 831, 
colored 23, total 1614, total in 1880 11.V2; 
children of school age 485; building.s 321; 
manufactories 0; churches 1; school 
houses 1. 

Thirteenth Ward.— Males 14:20, females 
1013, colored 74, total 31o7, total in 1880 
172'i; children of school age 07fJ; buildings 
583: mannfactories 2; churches 1; school 
houses 2. 

Fourteenth Ward— Males 1,902, fe:r;nles 
1,813, colored 15, total 3,891, total in 1880 
2,974; children of school ago 1,08;J; build- 
ings t389; manufactories 1; churches 2; 
school houses 2. 

Fifteenth Ward- Males 500, females 675, 
colored 25, total 1,290, total in 1880, 898; 
children of school age 420; buildings 244; 
manufactories 4; churches 2; sctiool houses 

In 1880 the Sixth and Ninth Wards were 
taken together, 

•Grand ',"■ .\ (•.■: .'.i, '•'■ ^ -15,08;!, fe- 
males !•'. , ' ; , . .1 32,l:)2, 
total II. ! . .of .chool 
age (^,.-^ll'; : ..;,,: . . ,■ '.' :.. .i.iitactories 
74; churches 31; .-,o!.-)ol Lou-l-- 14, 



John Franklin. 

B'rom Kline's Carii-ile GnzftleSor Wednes- 
day, Oct. 3, 1787, Dr. Eglfi's Nute.s and 
Q'lcries in the Harri.sburs TelrijrupU prints 
the following: 

"»Ve hear from Wilkesburg, [Wilkos- 
Barrel in the county of Luzerne, that a court 
w.as held their last week in the mo.-,t peace- 
ful manner. Two bills, it is aaid, were found 
against John Franklin for riot aud trespass, 
and for assault and battery. This incen- 
diary, we are told, h,-is retreated to Tioga, 
where he is stimulating a body ot vagrants 
to commit fresh act.^ ot rebellion and treason 
against the government of Fonnsylvauia." 



180 



'IHF. ItlsrOUlCAI. HKCOUlJ. 



Two Proiirliera of Forinor Times. 

Among the nble nud fnithful miuisters of 
the !;o=liel who iiihiibit lliiR rft;iou of coun- 
try, say? tho C;ul)oniiiil6 Lrodi-r, there are 
now two who from ci^cnnl^t(lUt■es are qnite 
prominent. We refer to Kev. W. K. Mott, 
of the Bai.ti.-5t, niid Rev. N. G. Parke, of tho 
Prcfbyterian Church. Tho former has re- 
cently contributcil to the local chnrch his- 
tory some romini^-cences of his work reach- 
ing back a in-riod of hfly-live year.*, while 
the latter h-n jn^t preached his forty third 
anniversary sermon. 

No part of the e irly h'.stnry of thi.? region 
is more inlei' -i ii, i , u ; ■. relating to the 
progress of ]. .- , i ' , and nothing 

has made grill i ; : .11 the caase 

which, afur ... , f.jundation of 

truepTi ; .,';.. ; ., ' m- fact we feel 

jnftili ,; : ■ , r- required to 

puMi- ', 

KUKr .'.M.; „ H . . . .0 i. reach at .Nfid- 
dletuwii, Sii-ji,. i,:.hi,.i Louuty, in .March, 
183'i. Kev. J. U. I'lirker, a missionary of 
the New York Baptist convention having 
come into NortSoa-tern Poiiiisylvania as a 
general missionary, W. K. .Mott stalled with 
him on a mis.-.iouary tonr. Iheir method 
of travel was on horseback. From .MidJlo- 
towu they first went to Lartyvllle, tlience 
down the Sosiinehauna to .Mthoopany, 
Tankhannock. l:;xeter, Norlhmoreland and 
Wilkee-Barre. At all thf =9 places meetings 
were held. From thence they traveled to 
Plymouth, called at that time bhawnee, 
Nanticoke, Uuulock's Creek, and held meet- 
ings. Two other missionaries c.ime into tho 
Wyoming Valley about this time, Itevs 
Cn.arles Morton and Pt.ilip P. Brown. The 
latterkr- •, 1 ■> l':il 'n-i, \r \" ;■;... l-<3;.!, 
at tl'f !>■ ' .• ' ' •■ ■■■1 ■■ ■'■: -: \' ■ .".^irch 
at ]-•.,-.->-.. .. ■' . ■- ■. ■■ --l.nned 

to the .; , • : :.,.■. - : . 1: - ; . tcred 
tlie LiL^.. .>..!.;.„■> :;:: , aL.i Li.; -J poach- 
ing. After three years of hil':T m this 
extensive tiold many of hi.s people 
moved out we.st of Chicago. 
They desired him to go along but 
instead he removed to Hyde Park and^took 
np his residence there April l-"s 1637. It 
contained then just twenty families and 
only three members of a Baptist t,'luirch. 
His preaching stations were Pittston. Hyde 
Park, Providence, Blakely and (jreentield, 
and for a time he was tlie only niinister in 
all this valley. From Pitt.ston to lilakely he 
visited in two years every fan:ily on the 
route and the population wnsk-s tiiTin 2.U00. 
(Jn the east side of the Lackawanna, where 
Scranton is, was only a saw and grist mill 
and tho Slocum house. There was a iilank 
foot bridge across the river at Dodgetown, 
and to get across the river where Lackawan- 



na Avenue now is ho took off his shoes anil 
ptockiui;s iiud waded across. Uo then went 
uji to tho saw mill and got some lumber to 
build a barn. Ho found a man to haul it, 
and a.s they were fording the river at Dodgo- 
town ho sat on tho load and said to .Mr. 
Atlurton, who was driving, "These side hills 
and this valley will yet be covered by a great 
city." Ho has lived to .see his prophecy ful- 
lilled. August 'M, lt'41j. the First Baptist 
church of Scranton was organiztd un- 
der his iniiMstry. This is now lo- 
c:.i'.ii.,,s 1 "111 Street. His account of 
]'..< , , . 1 I ; 'valley experiences," as he 
<■ .! . : ' thrilling. His references 

!■- ;■,,::;: ,.• he Went along the road 
til' , i .'I! wilderness, were very 

!' li I'.ils and sacrifices were 

ti r : I to him is really due the 

11:, ■ ; . Hablisioeut of Baptist 



boiid-.le, of persons who h:'-ve hetu buried in 
75 different grave yards. Ho has married 
over 3U0 couples and baptized several hun- 
dred converts. He paid a good tribute to 
Killer John .Miller, the old pastor who set- 
tled m Wavcrly in ISO ), for his noble en- 
deavors for Chri>t. All through this and 
the adjoining valleys are many houses 
where the name j;!der Mott is a household 
word. He has preached in all the other 
churches hereabonts and has been the pastor 
of many of them. 

Dr. Parke was the pioneer preacher for 
tho Presbyterians in all the territory be- 
tween Carbondale and Wilkes-Barre. In 
his recent anniversary sermon he says: 

When I first preached in Pittston on the 
second Sabbath of June, 1S44, there v,-ere 
not to exceed, in the valleys between Nauti- 
coko and Carbondale, a-iJe from V> ilkts- 
Barre and Kingston, fifty members of the 
l-'resbyterian Church. Tbere are now from 
eight to ten thousand. 

Rev. John Dorrance, D. D., and Rev. E. 
Ha.-.ard Snov.rKu were the only settled Pres- 
I'ji. , n I' i-.-tcrs in the valley. Now we 

i ■ i t a Presbyterian house of 

\\ ■•-■■..].' : \ '• ;y two or three of any kind, 
betwiien AiiKes-Barre and Carbondale. 
There was a tradition of an attempt about 
tho year 1840 to erect a Presbyterian Church 
in Providence. When the frame of the 
building was way up it was blown down in 
a thunder storm, and the enterprise was 
abandoned. There are now in the tno val- 
leys more than twenty-five I'lesbyterian 
spires pointing to the sky. 

The property controlled by the Presby- 
terian Church in these valleys, all told, 



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181 



conld not have exceeded iu vnliic ?in,000. 
Her property now exceeds iu value M'.OO,- 
000. 

chareh-: - -t,.liili 

she ei-.; • : .■ ' ; .:!',; nice, 

was t- "J. I ;, ■ i .-r^:! . t I : •nd:\\ii, 
wliicli |itl<mi;t:ii to the new school Ijriueii of 
tlieclmrch and wii? c;ired tor by t tie Rev. 
Mr. Allen, may have been a eelf-fupiiorting 
chnrcli. 'Jlio amoont reported to the Geu- 
ornl A^^senibly hT^t year by tlic Presbyt.ry ot 
Lackawanna iu maini.'-.itjint; the orJiuaiie;.-3 
of God's house was SlL'4.r)r)2. Kot all of 
this but a large portion of it wa's Jiaid by the 
clinrches of the two valleys. The toiitnbn- 
tious of these chnrchc-s to other benevolent 
objects during the year amount to nearly 

sr>o,ooo. 

There were Sabbath-echools in the val- 
leys in IS-M, but this ajency wa-^ tlieu in ii^ 
infancy. '1 he Frc-byturian Church had nut 
fairly entered ou this work, ij-ist ye:ir oor 
Kabbnth-schoolg reported J.2,tfbi'J scholar.-.. 

Tho Rkooed isiu receipt of .several circu- 
lars relative to the centennial celebration 
oftho framing and proiimlgalion of the 
Constitution of the United States, which 
will take place at Philadelphia, on the l.")th, 
ICth and 17th of September next. One gives 
the oorre.^poudenCB between the Constitu- 
tional Centennial Commission and Col, A. 
London Snowden, appointing him marshal 
and his acceptance. Col. Snowden accepts 
"as a public duty, and from a conviction 
that we contidently rely upon the cordial 
and earnest support of our patrioti;; aud 
public spirited citizens, in the effort to 
properly commemorate the establishment of 
Couslitulional Government on this conti- 
nent, which is esteemed by many tho'i^-hitul 
men not to be second iu its teucucent results 
to the great Declaration itself." 

Au appeal is made to ihn~a engaged iu 
the various brinchf s ,>t Sr.-ine-s and indu.s- 
tries througliont ;', 1 !:: ■,,■■.::; h >,.-,_■ been 
developed uinl - : •. -life- 

guards of the. ; luak- 

ing the proc - ■ , • - .^ ]ios- 

Rible, a om--;. ';.■ ■ • , : ■ ■ luar- 

veloti- :i 1 : . • ' -', one 

hundr i : ■.- the 

circ'jl 1' ■..-.' -' ■ . - i:i -i be 

made 'A"i'"th\ I.. ..!rr-,,;;- \ :..; ;; ,. ^Teat 
event to be commeinoniteJ. 

J. W. Hofraann, Chief of Staff, desires 
that those intending to participate, will send 
information as to the probable number of 
meu, horses and carria^'ts tney v.iU bring; 
and the character of the display intended to 
be made, at the tarliest date possible. The 



otTice r.f tlie marshal and chief of staff 
Cily Hall. 

'I'he governors of the several States 
been invited to co-operate, thofollowii 
iug some extracts Irom tho circular of 
tatiou: 

I need uot rcniiud nou th;-.l is of the 

est impcr---,r I ■ I ihi r. ;. ' ,: '' '..r. 

not aloiii- ! : : 'I 

and mat. r. . , ■ • ■ . .' ; ! ; ; 

dred year-. 1 ,'.>;.;.;■", : 

on the imiids of oui p. -; , i , 
upon the youth of our l,i u., : - ; 



is at 

liave 
g be- 

high- 



our liberties and the bulwark of our pros- 
perities aud happiness of our people. 

It devolves upon us in the tho coming 
celebration to illustrate, as far as possible, 
iu ihe processional displiiy, the marvelous 
material and iuGusinal advance which has 
been made under the benign iutluence of the 
Con.-iitution. li is a c.li bniiion iu which 
all • '.■]■:. y. v.- ;,;.', . I',, : - lireSUCCeSS 
V. i"; ■ 'I r(i-opera- 

; ' . - . ■ ',.■-. ■■'-• !.■■ .1 plan for 
yu.ji ;.\w.i:aici: i ui.ii r,..^ l,i...t il has been 
suyge-lod tlial joui JJ.\i.-ellency appoint a 
committee to which shall bo assigued ths 
duty of dirictiiif the alleution of your citi- 
zens tu thi' siil.ji-rl. aud th.' organizing 
jcj - r i:'.i;.- ; .■ , ■ i.>' p r: ;>■;;, i!i..n in the 



Sustiuehanna Coiiuly Cenleunial. 

Susquehanna County is a hundred years 
old. It IS not absolutely eertaiu where the lirst 
rude log cabin was crtoled by the white man 
but it is certain that coiuniencemeuts were 
made in old WiUinfboro, Brooklyn and Har- 
mony in llv J tar H-T. 1 he lar;,'. stand most 



_-.ed 
at Greai 
point ot 
County, 
lage opL - 
Bend side o 



liie Oid village of 



lienu siae or uib rucr. lae OiU viuage OI 
Great Bend was on the Halistead side of the 
river. "A. B." writes as above in the Mon- 
trose /.Vw^;,c-,)». luthe same paper, MisB 
Kmily C. Blaekman, the historian of the 
-ounty says: 
The townships settled iu 1737, and conse- 
-.eutiy ruj-L nearly iiUcrc-li-d, — Great 



; mentioned ehoald be 



TiiK inaroitiCAL i;i:cui: 



placea i'lT'^l in orilcr of nclt 
months; but lliir; cnn bv tm 
ono wny, fo far ii^ 1 (viii sto 



deteriiu 
spring 
give cin 



t. by n fi'i 
,..1 ..nly i 
liy liimiu 



I'liis would 
icir couiiug — 
UT, it woald 
. to lirooklyn, 



thc\ IV I 
Thf ( lili' t ''• ' 
County on rui'ri 
z.erne County m 
()zii\3 Strong for 
Great Bend; biii 
Stronj; bonclit oi 
the nvi 



tho 



uili of 
Lick. 
Tho latter was sold a httlo more than a year 
later to Minn. I Uu i;olr^ and another party, 
and, for a half a centnry, this side of the 
river was the better .settled. Corre';- 
pondencB with descendanta of the 
Htrongs, who may, pos?ib!y, bo 
found at Homer and liani^ingvillo. New 
York, would doubtless add to information 
respecting life at "The Bend" iu 1787. Ex- 
cept for my weakened eyes it woald bo a 
delight to follow up such clues as I have; as 
it is, I can only express my most hearty 
sympathy with tho movement already in- 
augarated, and commend it urt'ently to all 
whose interest iu the compilation of the 
county annals was so cheering to me years 
ago. In any ease, the HalUtead side of the 
river at Great Boend seems tlio most desira- 
ble place at which to celebrate the connty'a 
centennial." 

The matter has already been taken lu 
hand by citizens of the county at a public 
meeting and a commitiue has betn ap- 
pointed to make the necessary arrange- 
ments. 

Captain JoUu Fries. 

The following is from Gen. W. \V. H. 
Davis, of Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa., inre- 
ply to an inquiry concerning tho Fries Re- 
bellion. Ho tays: 

".)..i::i V\''-- . . anativeof HatheldTowu- 
phii', '■ ' ;. Co., from about 17."jO, 

ami II i. . iirunner, of Whitemarsh, 

nltv. ..>. I -■ --■. afterward he removed 

to MiKi.r>l i^..i. hip. Bucks Co., where he 
spent hii htc. II" died al.out Ici'-lO. F.-ies 
wa:, a solduT of llie lit vdation. In IbOO I 
wrote the 'ili-tury of the .\lilford Rebellion,' 
but it was never printed in book form, 

W. W. H. D.ivrs." 

June 1, lt^S7. 



"IliHtoIro ilo la J'cnsylvaiilo." 

1. Steuben Jenkin.i, of Wyoming, 

hintory of I'ennsylvaiiia U9 years 

Ik' hjUowiiif; title patte; 

Histoire 

Katiirelle Kt Politique 

Do la 

I'eusylvanie, 

Kt 

De retablifseniont 

Des (,!naker3 

Dana Celto Coutree. 

Traduite de 1' AUomend. 

V. M. D. S. Couseur Royal 

recedeo d'uno Carle Geographiqne. 



A l^aris. 

Chei: Goneau. liibraire, Rue S. Severin. 

Auz Amies de Dombea. 

M.DGG.LXVIII. 

Aveo Approbation & Privilege du Koi. 

Mr. Jenkins has the following to say of 

the old history iu Notes and Queries (Harris- 

burL'l: 



thought to have been written for the purpose 
of staying the tide of migration to this 
country from Gorjop.uy, and was translated 
andpul.li-h ! ii- !'.-. -ro for the same pur- 
pose. 1; : 'v.t gloomy view of 
the situ .; < , I : m this country for 
the forei. ; • ;.. . :, : i ccially of the Ger- 
man portiui., V.U.J caw.u v.ithont means and 
were boM to pay tai: expense of the voyage. 
The writer was Gottlieb Von Mittelberger, 
and it was translated into French by M. 
Rouselot do .Surgey. 
The author commences as follows: 
'•I departed in the uionth of May, 1750, 
from Knzwcyhingen, my country, in the 
bailiwick of Vaihiiigeu, and wont to Hail- 
brouc, where I found an organ destined for 
riiiladelphia, in Tennsylvania. I took 
charge of it and embarked myself on the 
Hhiue for Rotterdam. From there I went 
to Kaapp, iu England, on a vessel which 
traut-portc-d to .\mi-i-ica about 400 per-ons 
from Germany, from the Cantons of \\ ir- 
temborg, from Dourlaeh, from tho Palatinat 
and from bwitzoiland. After nine days in 
port, we spread our sails, and iu tine lauded 
on tho 10th of Gctober, 17."'iO, at Philadel- 
phia, the capital of l^ennsylvania." 

11.1 i'xa^'.;f-r;;tes tlie leiiL'th and hardships 
nt t! ■• ,. -J • . r , IK- I'," ,,i -fil'ce 1.7IJ0 
1 . ■ •, -.,,-■:,. He par- 

: ■ : -A air in tiio 
\. -. 1.. t I . .i;- - . ,', ■■ 1. - rvJ. want of 
care and p-i-p.-r i'Kid. c-'l.'.. %vhicli renders 
those diseases more virulent and fatal, and 



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183 



ii\ evf'ry way Books to make a eea voyage 
from Gormany a torror to his readers, 
llo ociiio'tidui hi-, fli-cusfiou of tlic?o points 

"ll:i; ; , , i; 1 , , ■ ;i,\l will opun the eyes 
'if IKl 1 : !•■ ~ : 1 .. miauy. ami bring the 
I'riiji-i ';■ 1 ], T ' , f,: the Kmpirp to close 
the cull J ui linir J'urts to thc?e odions traf- 
fickers in men, wiioe labors tend only to de- 
populate that conntry." 

ifo givpy the following; co^t of a pasf-age: 
Kvery I or-^on I'l.",.' !• p ' (■■■r-i of age, from 
Rotlf'.i ii !ii ' , '' ' ' ■., 1.0 Horius of 
Koll: .1.1 . : r.i. From o to 
10. 1 i . . i lielow 5 years 
the cl,,:>i i :i ! ;. i ■ .. but they pay 
euonr:li for thi? pa-^fa'e ;:r iti.^. as the bad 
weather they get costs the life of the greater 
number. 

Mrs. Laura I)o«uiusr Dead. 

The death of a loupr lime resident of the 
vallej, Mrs. Laura Downing, aged 8t> years, 
occurred on Monday, July 18, at Larksville. 
Plymouth Township. Mrs. Downing had 
been ill but one day, her death being entire- 
ly unoxiieotcd by her friends \fho had seen 
her in apparent health bat a few days ago. 

Mrs. Downing wa.=! of staunch Wyoming 
stock, her father, Samuel Carey, having 
been captured at the massacre in 1778 and 
held a prisoner by the ludiaiis for 6 years. 
Owing to his great skill with the rifle Carey 
was not massacred as were many prisoners. 



liberated by the Indians in 1764, as a re- 
ward for his utility to them in the hunt. He 
then came to Plains, married and raised a 
family of children, dying at the ripe age of 
80 years. 

His daughter Laura marrKd Martin 
Dowuin;;, third son of Reuben Downing 
who came to this valley from Connecticut 
with the Slocum family early in the settle- 
ment of the Wyoming region and lived in a 
log house on Main Street, where now is tho 
Christel Block. .Martin Downing died many 
yeare ago. Mrs. Laura Downiiig was the 
mother of Bradley Downing of Pitt.-ton, 
who hasfor iciore than 'JO years been con- 
nected with the Pennsylvania Coal Co. 
She lived all but the last 
ten years of her life in Plains and Wilkes- 
Barre, passing her last days on a farm in 
Plymouth Towurhip for which she had ei- 
changed property in Plains. She raised a 
family of children, four of whom survive 
her, two sons and two d",nghters, tiie young- 
est a son aged o3 years. 

She is survived by an older sister, Mrs. 
Sarah Williams, of Plains, now !X) years of 



iige. .\ brother also lived to be no, the 
family showing remarkable vitality. 

Mrs. Do-.M'ii:!,' w.ir [or years a comnmiii- 
onut of li.i' .1 I I 
of stroll,' ( 
took ph. ■- . ■ ' 



r. Tho funen 
iim., with into 



tin married Laura Carey, JJairiuaii mariud 
a daughter of Beujamiii Carey and Ann 
married George Carey, the last of Huniiiig- 
ton Township. Sarepta married Jodi;s 
Hartzell, of Hanover. Elias married Juno 
Dana. 

Bateman was the father of the prosotit 
Reuben Downing, was born in IV.i.') ni.d 
when IG years of ;'■■-■■•■;' i ■ I'm::,:;' . '^.ly 
with the recruitiii.' ; ■ • .. .i ..f 

Connty, took th'.^ c; :, r- I - M i. ...i, ;, \- 
still on tile in the coiniDis-ioners' oinoe, and 
for 40 years was a justice of tho poace in 
Hanover." 



Mrs. Margaret KocIeniK Dead. 

The death of Mrs. Margaret Itoberts 
Roderick occurred July 24 quite suddenly 
at the residence of hor sister Mrs. R. Arm- 
strong, on North B'rauklin Street. Mrs. 
Roderick had been ill for tho last three 
months, having been attacked with what 
was believed to be malaria! f vi r :■! b r hro 
ther's home in Lake For--:, i -■; ,■'. ot 
Chicago. She was triiateo I ;,. i ■. , l.na 
but appeared to get no btf.. : . .;. i ;. :. i i; -.' 
ago. hoping tnat a change u! -■..:■.. ,.aa air 
would »urk an improvcLueui, siie came to 
\Vilke.,-Barr6. 

Dt'ceaied was horn in Aberystwyth, South 
Wales, in 150/ and came to .Xdh ncu about 
10 years later. In li-"<ii -l.r i - a ■ il . ■,■. ,ic 
of the late John Rodericl:. ■■ ' .- ::ii.. 
cnrred 7 years ago, w(.ih' i ■ ■■ - m 

midoct-an, on her way to 1 1 - .v..-, 

for a time a dry goods merc-iaiil ,i..d later a 
druggi-t, being located iu the building now 
occupied by LiucolnV i harm-acy. 

Mr. and ilrs. Koderick hid no children. 
After her husband"- death Mrs. Roderick 
made her home with her brother. Rev. 
Dr. Wm. C. iKo-,erts. prt.-uknt of 
the Xorthwesteru University, at 

Lake Forest, spending much of 
her time, however, with her sister, Mrs. 
Armstrong, of this city. Mrs. Itoderick 
leaves aho another brother, David K. 
Robert-, superintendent of the Ferrel En 
gine Works, of Au-onia, Conn., father of 
Miss Fannie lioberts who is a frequent 
guest of her aunt in this city. 



'j'lii: uiiToniCAi. hecohd. 



All ArccI I.Rdy'f IJpall). 
Mrs. Nnncy N. Wriglit, of Ssilom, \Vayiio 
Co., diod on Moiidny moriilug, July IS, at 
tho home of \wt danjihter, Mr;. G. W. 
SimoL.-', Willi wdom phe liad lived for uinny 
yoars. Sli? had liecu in poor health for the 
last 2.) year.-, hut ^fas not coi;aued to her 
bed nutil a fortiiif;ht a-o, whf-n i,leiiri?v 
develoj.fd.prob/ibly ihc r(?TjIt of au attack rif 
pneumonia i^asssa iliroush la-t winter. |pav- 
iiig htr systrin nii;<-h -j-eakiff-d. Mrp. 
\\risht wasa i;:tifi:t r.ir.r.-r :,.ul retaiftd 
hor la.-ullit:,, up tn i: .,.;.. ^-.,,, was a 
mfa.lH.rof tli-S'^l, ; ; -' , , , .., Church 
in who=.>cou,,nuM-. !.!;.,:;, years 

andinthi' cciriort . i ■, i -,. ,.i','-[riiits e.he 
fearlf.-lj faced (ho J- -trwycr. passing away 
without a stru;,'gle, at tho advanced ago of 
8.) years. 

Mrs. Wright was born in Connecticut 
March 1.-., 1S02, and was tho dauyhter of 
both and roily Grov-.-r Goodrich. Her 
father r.^uiovc-tl to .Si'.im lu Idul, when 
\\ayue County was almost entirely a wilder- 
iies.^. He built a home at Little -Meadows, 
which was on the traveled roid from tho 
Delaware River to Wyominff Valley, and 
therefore a point well kuon-u to travelers of 
that early day. 

Deceased married Zenas Nicholson, March 
15, 1819. at Salem and btcair.e tiie mother 
of ten children, or iSem are no.v livin" Mrs 
Mary £. l.t^onard, Euuiiuo G., sifeof g'. \-;'. 
Simons, of Saku.: J. .'wi'.tou Nicholson, of 



VVi 



01 



s.M.Br„n:r;,;;;fi^::.,vr,;^;M,^r'''^" 

Of tho dee.;-r;sed c;.u.!;ta G. Byron Nichol- 
Bon, hrq . of the Li.iLrne Bar. was a son: 
another was Lyiu::n H., al=o a Wilkts-Barre 
lawyer, who lo-t hi; life at the baltle of 
Getty-biir_-. I r. ' c;;;.^ temporariiv in com- 
inaw! .,t 1 . ';. 1 t ;j Re^nment, P. V.: ctiU 
"""''i • : • . Tfth G., who was in the 

vnvi. A.',\ ■ :■ - in Wayne Co. A st^p. 
j-on w.- i;jr_.:_j >V., also a \Vilke.s-B?.rre 
lawyer, wl.oso death occurred before the 
war. 

Her hnsliand havini: died in 1852, she two 
years lattr married Erastus Wright, M. D., 
j>. ' f"': 1' ' :'■. r j-ieian ot' Waj-iie County, 
hi-^.i ■■ • ■ ■ a lSt,-0. 

^■' ^' : -: •iltedwith an excellent 

o>vii life' a-' :l1--',' v/,. ■'"./ . .' '. '; . ,'|' ,'' [ 
children r.i-d th- ir ,■■■::■■ ,.,-,-•-,., 
toli.-r r.'<-,,|L,.ar,n. L . > ■ -',. ,■ ■■■:■■ , 
Ple.-h 



b.it 



iibsorbtd in all the d-.iit-- a..„ , ^ 

of the present, rho liiidin;; an nnfailinij 
epriujj of happiness m the co'inp;..ny of tho-o 
who called her mother. t;;ai,d moihtr and 
great. grand-mother, there being sevtralof 



tho latter. lu the details of tho life of all 

of these her memory was remarkable. 

Mrs. Wright was one of nature's true no- 
bility. A.s a wife, and a mother, she loved 
andva-'.)M I [;, I" I . h I, (Ml r were inter- 
woven ,.:: . ,. - ^ . , ;, - ^, loveliness to 
n^iai.'.n I,; . : ; *: i : w i]k and cou- 
versalii-:: ' , ■ . ■ -ii 1 tc ci.ri-tiau prin- 
ciph-- - , , , - , : ..' , lly, lliongh not os- 
'ei|lal;> : , [ ■ '. I. lu her death not 
only 111 I ; I 'lily circle mourn bat 
'litir ::..., 1 - ,, I,, tho entire commnui- 
tyinuhivii I ;.._ ir.cJ and by all who came 
in contract with her. 

On tho occasion of her 8.5th birthday, in 
March hist, a family reunion was held in 
Salem, at which there was a largo and happy 
galheriuK. If tln-re was any dimming of 
her faculties then it was not noticeable and 
few thought the ;inniver.-ary would bo her 
last, in .such u'-'ni health was she. 

P. G. Gor.rin. I., of Bethany. Wayne, Co., 
author of the -llistorj of Wayne County," 
is a brother of deceased. 

Dr. H. Ho.i-ier, of Providence, author 
of the "Hi-to:y of Lackawanna County" is a 
nephew of i!:e deceased, his mother having 
been a sister. 

DEATH OI- GUOKGJ'J ATORK.^LL. 

A lormer ■Wilkes-Caneau AVho ndped 

to l:uild i;iaiiia Passes Aivay. 

George Worrall, a resident of Elmira for 
many years, died at his home in that city 
on 'I'hursday afternoon at .') o'clock. He 
had been ^iok about six months, although 
not confined to his bed until the Monday 
previous. Death resulted from Bright's 
disease. Mr. '•^orrall was born sixty-tliree 
years ago in Wilkes-Barro, and spent the 



St tlnriy two yc 



d the 



Oole 



f his lite in a con- 
lira. He was al- 
),:eut bnsinessman. 
ijasiuess career he 
1 the Nobles Mann 
the company that 



he was 



ehiehy known as a successful coal dealer 
He brought the lirst cargo of Pittston coal 
to Elmira in a canal boat on the once pro.~ 
perons Chemnng Canal, and was the first to 
introduce the product of the Pittston mines 
into Rochester and other cities. 
In polit:oal life Mr. Worrall was not nn- 



uiember of St. ( imer'sCommandery and wag 
connected with Grace Episcopal Church. 

The family consists of a wife, two sons, 
.James L. Worrall, of Klmir.".. and George U. 
\\orrall, of Rochester, and two daughters, 



Till-: lu-iioiucM. iiiX'oniK 



Mra. \V. L. Kacdcr uiid Mrs. I,. B. I.aud- 
messEir, of Wilkes-Barre. Tlie funeral will 
ba held from the residence, 611 Williiiin 
Slicct, fintnrdny aficrnoon at 3 o'clock.— 
Klhiint Adi-ci-lisei; Jidij ■;:>. 

JUeatli of Jolin K Woo.Uiaril. 

About 5:30 ani. Angnst 10, John K. 
Woodward ditd at tlie Luzerne House after a 
lonf and painful ilUit.'i.s of rlieurcaiisni. 'llie 
news of his de-ith was no surprise, it having; 
becu known for some little time past that 
the end could not bo aver:cd much lont-er. 
He had tuitered for many years from his 
malady, which nearly 10 years f.jjo incapaci- 
tated him from any further active business 
life. 

He was born in this city 43 years ago, be- 
ing the fourth son of the late Chief Justice 
Woodward. He had rc..^ide^.t all his life iu 
this vicinity except duriui; the lime he was ;i 
student in Kenywu Cull.-yi ..i GauibK-r. ( i . 
from which 111-:. ;;r.:-:M . . J:,-.'. ,', i;. I - 
I'or a ye.'^r or 1 .' .)-.', i • . ; c i : - ■ ; i : 
lived at Piti-i :.. v,;, ■ ,, , . ,■.;.! ., 

the hook bu--ri--, ■-- .1 i '.. i .'■' ..■■■.,;i u i 
position in tlie telci;:.iii;i i;ii arl;:jeni u; ih.. 
L. V. RR. Co., wiueh he was cou^iielled 
by ill health to resign. From that 
time he took no furtner active share 
in business iKe. He visited many ot the 
well-kuowu health resorts, in the hope of 
eradicating the disease from v.hich he suf- 
fered, but without gaining anything bnt 
very temporary relief. He had suffered 
greatly at intervals during the past ten year-, 
and the last attack, which prostrated him 
some months ago, deSed all the efforts of 
his physicians. 

Ills deith will be sincerely mourned by a 
Very large circle of friends, to whom the 
many liLc ::nd noble traits 01 character had 
endr,-ir, d hini. jli^ di-posnion was sing'-i- 
larlj >". .-'-.■. . I' I 'te the sullenng which 
his di - : •.• was always cheerful, 

andd: ,: :■ : ; iiij with the ravages of 

his iu:.,j ,. I ..r of endurance and 
a ealiji l,..;u,-.j; vi.icli is not frequently 
met with. Hi.^ io;cll. t \fas a polished and 
Well balanced one, hi- judgnieui in all mat- 
ters of bosinu.ss and social hie, .-ound. He 
wa- always a lover of music in ali it forms 
atid was a vocalist of no ordinary ability, 
tor many j ears he led the choir of St. 
bteph-ii's Church. 

He never married and is survived by three 
brothers, Jndge Stanley Uoodward, Col. 
George A. Woodward, of tlni U. S. A., and 
Charles F. Woodward, of riiilad'lpliia, .-iiid 
one sister, .Mrs. K. Gri-.iiou''li Scott. Two 
other si-ter,-, Mrs. J. Fryer Uilli.uu-on and 
ftlrs. K. A. Hancock, arc now dead. The 



ral took place Thursday at 4 pm, 
the ro.sidonco of Judge Woodsvard on 
r Street. 



THE I-nNF.EAn. 




' nrtal of 


fh<, 


late John K. 


! ,1 lures 


tin 


mother earth 


■ 18. 'I 

■ i'.'.ard f; 


•ho 


interment was 
y plot at Hol- 
..:ier throe 
i i-.nd repro- 
•, 1- way to 
;, K.ver Street, 


1 ' in sta; 


■i., 1 


n a beautiful 


- , .d caske 


t, lined with eatin 


lonntings of 


oxydized sil- 


,. ,.,,.^ 




;tle worn, but 

;: •• religious 

: i:. of this 

. r Ootie, of 



cl.i-.- ,i.,>L._ „; ii, I.' --.-f-d aL ,vtij;on College, 
and If was tliuulorj vt ry appropriate that he 
should be solccteu to otticiate. 

Rhv. H. K. Hajdeii then read the funeral 
---rvi'-fs of llio Fpiscoiial Church and 
■> i;— ('■:!:;; i i :!l;;;an. Mrs. John Thomas, 
'i.r . , ..a .John Ihomas sang Mr. 

■ '-i'e hymn, the opening 
'.< • 1 ..! ^, : .; . - h- follows: 

i'rayur is the soul's sincere desire, 

Utter'd or uaexpress'd: 
The motion of a hidden tiro 
That tremlilcs in the breast. 

The remains were then turned over to the 
pali bearers: John McGahren, L-q., W. H. 
Clark, B. F. -Myers. John S. Cramer, Frank 
PucKey and John Hughes. 

The luneral cortege was a large one and it 
was ."j:30 before the cemetery w.as reached. 
Rev. Mr. Coxe recited the last prayer and 
pronounced the benediction. 

Tho lloral offerings were handsome. The 
Luzerne House tjnartet— Messrs. McGahren, 
Bachman and Cliirk— Mr. Wood\7ard him- 
self having been a member— sent a pillow 
with a mvasuro of a stali of lua-ic in the 
centre and the musical sign for "Ke-.t," % 
little lov.'er down. .Mr. and Mrs Ziegier ot 
the Luzerne House contributed a beautiful 
cros3 and other iriends B large wreath. 

Death of ^^r». Kli/a I'ryor. 

About 5 o'clock Sunday, Aui;ust ~\. Mrs. 
Eli/.a M. I'rjor, widow of the late William 
Frior, dl'.d at her re.-idtnce, 41 Hanover 
Street, .'.i;ed el j ear-, of general debility 
con-: 'ii.L-tjt '.'; oiJ age. She was born in 
:..i; :,.:.;, ;•: I .i.ty, and was the daughter 
(,; I , '. , :. who lived to bo t'O years 

.m earne-t member of the 
r-i ;.;, . i.-i I r:ich and highly esteemed 
by .111 V.ICI h .' .V her. She h-ave^ three 
adult <'hiUreu, Sarah, James M. and Thomas 



THE IllSrOUlrM. IIECOHJK 



Pryor. Sho wtis R BiRter of Thoiua? Quick, 
of South iVi!kos-]3arre, nud is bIso pnrviveJ 
by r. Pi-'cr, Mr--.. Avery Huilbul. The 
funeral took \Ai\iis on TuC'Sdiiy at -1 |inj. 
from bpr Into home with iulcTiuriil in Hol- 
lenback CtmetBry. 

Death of Mr. Uoivlius. 

Edward F. Dowling, of Ilazletou. former- 
ly of Wilkus-Barre, died in Butler \alJey on 
Sunday, \vj.. 11 at Ih... Iioiae of his wife's 
mother, Mr.-. ;-.,:.- .1 .■:,•<■-, -.vhithor he bad 
goneamoiitM ■ . , . •, stage? of pul- 

monary ci);i : , • : ;. Dowling wa* 

graduated 1 ■ ' ■ .i:.';?e, ThiiaUel- 

pliia in 18';:', '. ■, ,:ehe principal- 
ly devoted hi ,i i:achin<.;, tatiug 

an active iul . , lu local politics 

and engatrui': : ;:; . ,iism. Lie was 

considered uiji <.. ih, ..u;, i iustructors tno 
Hazleton ref;iuu tver l:ad, t'ounty Superin- 
tendent Couirhlin ahundaully te>tityiDg to 
his wortii and energy. Aliout three years 
ago he married Mi.ss Mary Jacobs, the 
daughter of a well-to-do farmer in the But- 
ler and Conyugham Valleys, the result of the 
union being a danghler: who with the 
mother, survive, llie .b.-jifi/u-f thus speaks 
of bim: 

Probably there were few persons any 
better known in Luzerne County or in the 
Lehigh region than he, and there were none 
perhaps had a larger circle of aciiuaintances 
who were friends in all that friendship de- 
fines. 

After graduating from Girard College he 
commenced the occupation of school teach- 
ing in Wilkes-Barre where ho followed it 
Buccessfully until the fall of 18S0 when he 
accepted a similar position in Butler. In 
Wilkes-Barro he made a brilliant record as 
an educator and those who were associated 
with him during tliose years testify to the 
correctness of this in ttie most eulogistic 
terms. 

He taught but one year in Butler and 
when the Hazlo Township Schoul liunrd met 
to appoint teachers for the schuol year com- 
mencing in September, l.^s?. be was p- 
pointed to the principalship of the Stockton 
Bcbool on the splendid record ho pu--es-ed 
as an educator. To the school bo;-.ru and 
the parents of pupils at Stockton he g".ve 
entire satisfaction, and f ; t.ni here he was 
transferred to the principal-i.ip Oi the ll:i7.;e- 
ton Mines school and hi. re ho successfully 
accomplished the management of a school, 
the pupils of which are to. ijiiy some of tlio 
best teachers in the public schools of 
this section. His was one of the 
brightest minds in Jiazle Township 
institute and it is qucstion.-.hle whether his 
peer existed in that body. Hu was a ready 
debater, prompt and careful at all times, ho 
had an extraordinary nso of the Knglish 



language and never failed to call it into 
requisition when an occasion so demanded. 

In iiio si.rili;- of lss>; ho r,.!ii,-d from the 

profe-.-. .:: •.; .■: -; .. ■' :. ■ h;;- t .■ . of 

i^'\\":;.. ■■'■'. '■ ' -■,' '..'',:: ^'[.'t 

0. B. ^,:,:...:. I.. : V ::. -■ :, '..:- : .,>n 
seriousl.N ill aud v.cnt Soath to reciipc rute. 
but the climate allorded him little relief 
and ho returned. Since iheu he was 
unable to do auy aelivo labor. Ho 
continued his interest in the S^inH- 
ih-l until it was purchased by the pr,--t-nt 
lirni. lie was the Hazleton correspondent 
of the Elmira Ti-lrijriiin ar.d hi.'. iirr,ii';clic>jjs 
were eagerly sought and viiL-'v rf -.ii. 'v^ a 
jouni.H.li-t he had but. fs'.v (' ' ]" li,- -.<.■- 
tiou. Ha was distingni ' ■ , lur ..luus 
that excite admiration R'l! ;. ■_ ;: .. :. .ly, 
fearless and independent. ■. ,:■. ■u.;.M_rir- 
ous opinion at all times. Il-'am'^ .jj^.i thirty 
years. The funeral take' place Tuesday at 'J 
pm. Interment in Seybertsville cemetery. 

Srii-.toi \: ■■!. -I.,-- I!,,!!., • Dead. 

Mr,=. i; : , • , ■: . ...other of 

Seua!..>- .■ -. -;■ '1 at Xanti- 

col-.e oi! 1 I , ■ : . ■ . ■■! I r. ',,-■' r an illiie,~s 
of about (iii.i ;".0/.[l'. Stu' v;r. born \u i'lh-m- 
dirmwyn, Caimailhenshire, S^alh Walts, in 
1811, and was consequeutlv 70 years of ;,ge. 
Mrs. Theophilus \ras tvfi-.'.^ manieJ. and 
was the mother of nine ■■'■.■li ... .i.- i by 
her first and one by li • . ; ' :. , ■ , .ri. 
Sho h.'.s been a wiilow f . . ; I i , r 

surviving children by ti'. : - i . u- 'i,,!, 
William Williams, wbou, -,ir ii.arn.u in 
1823, are Sen.aior M. B. W illiams, o» this 
city: Daniel Williams, a contractor and 
builder at Sorantni:; a Slater who resides in 
Somersetshire, England; William J. V. 
Williams, lormeriv of this city, but now of 
Neutral Strip, New Mexico: Mrs. David W. 
Evans, of Nan'.icoke, with Thom Mrs. 
Theophilus lived. Timothy i heophiUis is 
the only child by the St.-.'.' : i -■:■:■ , i-iid 
is a tunnel contractor, liv. : ;' • . , ! :it 

is-now on a visit to Wah ;;■ :. r v. is 

William Theophilus .and h,.. i;j r i-.^a .:. ctas- 
ed in 1S41. 

Mrs. Thenphil'is had the advantage of 
having an early religions training, sud had 
been from childhojd connic'.cd with rc-lig- 
ion.s organizations. At th.- •;:, . of h > dt ith 
she was a member m so i ■ • • '•• • y, tno 
Welsh Presbyterian Ch-i ;:. ;, .Ji. 

During h<^r enti-ci life in > - - ■• .n -OLd 
in the -•••■■. h h.,,. j,, | ,. ,; ^i, ;.,- .^ [,,n.>o 
of lift;.-!.-. '■ \ . ,- .-> . . -' r::ina to this 
city lroi., ,, , : ;, r- igo she li;is 

not be. 1! ,1 ! I I ::ll;g the la^t 

ttiree J' ;■ ' : ■■ . ■> r ,• I 1 . keep in the 
housaea. pt i;, ph .-a.a wpalher. The iii- 
terment was lu Hollcnback cemetery on 
Monday. 



An OU« Citi/cirs Ue;ith. 

Mr. Kicbnrd Autliony the pioneer iron 
fcucc'oui'.der of this di.-irict died Thnrsdny 
Auj. ;35 ngod 7S yeru->. Ho was a native ot 
Moumontli'biro Engl;nid, and came to this 
fuuntry ?omc- "'r) yo^'.r? i>jO pettlins flr?t ill 
.Sfrcii*.;!! :'.!,, 1 -l-- .;:; ■ , : : V in this cjty. n 
h.L'i I ' ' ': i ■ . . ' " 'if' in iron wcrk- 
iii:: /rii '., 1. I r iTement? in the 

iii.i- 'i; ..;,■( ( ( 1 ■ . .vt- becu special- 

ly \.i!j,.:.:^. J;i...ii,, ;..- .:c:ive career in 
this cuiintry liu v.a.-: u prolilic patentee of 
THilway chiiirr:, feuco pi^-t?, ■wheeU, bed- 
sleiids and etc. Ouo p;ileiit e-spccially at- 
tracted atlenlion for pluciug a eteel cnp 
on old iron rails, but unfortunately the 
Kefsenier proa&ss came out soon after, re- 
ducinjj the co=t of steel rails, and the patent 
wari dropped. 

lie achieved a great fuocefs iu iron fence 
bailJmg and bis siyle.^aia' ii etLods of m?.u- 
ufaciaru are now ;h.- si.iad-'-rd of all fence 
maker-. The KLjie Ir.in \'iorks is the out- 
coiiu- of hi i ! .: •;: r r.;. i •;!' wnich his sou 
K.iv, ' ; • .i.ttndent. Gen- 

ial 11. ■- . ;. fanit in dis- 

po,;: .1', ; . ; . .>;:,id!he grief of 

hi.s c!..:„rt;, ..::.i '..r.A -/..^ ;^-.j^ectof a largo 
circle of ielluw citizeui. 



Mrs. S. S. \Tc 



Dead. 



On Monday morning, August b, Tiebekah 
i:., wife of S. ,S. Wcl'er, died at the residence 
of her si-ter, Mrs. William Tack, 7S North 
I'raijklm Street, where she and her husband 
have been living for some time. She had 
not been in very good health for some weeks 
and en Sunday moruir)gwas striokeu with 
paralysis and though .^ho seemed at first to 
rally to some extent she became worse dur- 
ing Monday and rapidly sank into her last 
sleep. 

Slie was 40 years of p.-»e, having been born 
in Hjlidaysburg, Blair Coui-.ty, .March 17, 
i^'M. She was a woman active in all works 
of charity and relifiion. She was a pro- 
minent member of the First Presbyterian 
Church, one of the mat: i.'ers of liie Homo 
for Friendless Childr.-n ai^u connected with 
other charitable asscciiiiions. She leavts no 
ctdldrcii, but is snr\:ved by her mother, 
.Mrs. Dean, her sister and two brothers. 



Dc.lth of A. M. JcirorJs. 

Shortly after 10 o'clock Wednesday, Aug. 
•-;4, A. M. JtlTor.i-- die".:..t his residence. 2-/3 
South Frankliu ^--i • :. -.f-i - a long illness, 
aged 73 yjar;. :' ' '! known throogh- 

out the who:- '• ■ ; .. - ' i uiacy friends 
iu this city, li' , . ■. >. --.Lne pro;>netor 
of a St i.-e ill \'. ;u..;i...,- ..iij -tibssquently 
conducted tha Lu.-erne aou.-e at West Fitts- 
ton, and the hostelry now known a? Steele's 



Hotel at Wyoming. Ho was twice married. 
His first wife was a daughter of James Jen- 
Jiinsaiid at-i-lfrof Hon. Steuben .Tenkins. 



late residence on Friday at 2 pm., with inter- 
ment at Forty Fort Cemetery. 



MAUKIKU FIHY VKAI 



A ])ulu;htfiil Aiinivor.-nry— .V Komarkable 
Family Jl jstory — Dciitli has Left ItB 
li.mlis Uubiokcii. 

The instances in which man and wife are 
permitted to enjoy unbroken the marriage 
tie for half a century, are few indeed. Yet 
Calvin Parsons and his good wife have been 
thus spared, and on .\ng. 17 they celebrated 
most aasuiciously their golden wedding at 
tlieir charming homo in F'arsons. To make 
the event morn striking than asual, all the 
children born to them are living tind were 
present. The\ are Major Oliver A. Parsons, 
Lcnisa .A., wife of C. F. Kidder, Almeda A., 
widow of Emanul C. Colo, -\nna Dana, wife 
of Geo. W. Fish, of Waverly, and Hezekiah. 
There are 13 grandchildren, all of whom 
were present. 

The greensward on the spacious grounds 
never looked fresher, and the capacioua 
mansion had on its briglitest holiday 
garb. From 3 iu the afternoon until 
late in the evening a steady 
stream of friends poured into the 
mansion, tarrying long enough to present 
their compliments and have a pleasant chat, 
to say nothing of partaking of the most 
toothsome refreshments — salads, sand- 
wiches, fruit, ico cream, cotlee, etc. 

I'lie bride and ;,rooni of oO years ago re- 
ceived ill : ' ! ■■■''■!- -:d drawing room and 
they lo'-i • . ,' ■ ; -.li ;iie ob^erve^cot;ld 
scarce!; ! , ■ , ,. v.ero the piiucipals 

in the l; J.: ;; V ., : ;._;. Ihey both retain 
their joi.m to a surprising degree and none 
enj-^yed the reunion more than tliey. Mr. 
Parsons was obii|Uitoua in his attention upon 
his gctsts and tile only regret he had was 
that he had not provided an album in which 
all should regi.--ter their names. His children, 
children-iu-law and grand-children were also 
DucEasing in their care for the friends who 
had as.-en.bled. 

The drawing room mantel was screened 
by a bank of hydraugia, sunflowers, ground 



TlIK IIISTUIUCAI. RF.COlin. 



pine and ferns. On the jiRilnr inniilel was 
R beautiful tlornl oflerinc from Hon. nncl 
Mni. Cl.!ir!c,;! A. xMinor. On Iho mantels uaA 
window sills wiTe v.-iies of bo.iiitifiil llowors. 
AmouR the otiier lloral dfcjintions wks a 
beantiliil tnljute from Mr. J'iir-.im>' associ- 
ates in Ihc dii.<'(.>r.v of the f'uoiilo's Bimk. 
Airnji. ' I - i i-i ' ', ' • ii . i'i_;iires in gold, 



ful < 



ad a 



clifirj tinl \., , I !'■ I ,., ■ r ;, uiiuger Kriiud- 
oliildrt-ii. j iif [M],.;; 1 h ui b'_-.ii rtqiie-ted in 
the invitaliou to bunt; no prf-eiiis iind the 
wish wp.s respfc?U-ii. The til/.r-s in lht5 din- 
ing room were lifilited wilh L-andtlalira, a.-. 
were also the iu;intel3 in the parlor and 
drawing room. 

The tables wero waited on by some of tho 
(,'rand-children, Miss Mame KiJder and 
Oalviu Kidder, of WilkecBarre. and by 
Miss Manness, of Sorantou, a sister of .Mrs. 
H. Parsons tiiiesls were rec iveil at ttie 
door by two little f;r!iud-ohilarfU. Clarence 
Kidder and Harry Fish; up stairs by Anna 
and Kdna Cole and Ruth and .\lice Fish. 

Among the callers wore the following, 
many of them accuinpanied by members of 
their families:— N. Hutter, A. T. .M-jClintoelc, 
Wesley Johnson, \V. S. Wells, Rev. H. E. 
Haydcn, Rev. H. H. Welles, S. H. Lynch, 
Judge Dana, O. M. Miller, U J. Flick, J. W. 
HolleubacU, U. Baker Uillman, A. J. 
Davis, Hon. Charles A. Miner, 0. \V. 
Bixby, Win. P. .Miner and daughters, 
Mies Jane Miner, Miss Laura Brower, 
Dr. J. L. Miner, F. G. Johnson, 
Dr. Murphy, Win. Dickover. .Mrs. Koerner, 
Miss Anhiser, .Mrs. Khoads, .Mrs. Priestly 
Johnson, Rev. W.J. Day, f-aao M. 'Ihoma.s, 
Rev. Dr. F. B. H.alsje, W. S. Parsons Dr. U. 
8. Beck, Kev. U. ¥/. Spayd, C. P. Kidder, J. 
C. Jeffries, VV. V. Kail..-y. G.'o. Loveland. B. 
M. Kspy, .Mrs. F. W. Hunt, .Mrs. C. F. Reots. 

There were also pre-eut among others: 
From Scrauton:C. F. .Mattes .and daughters, 
Mary and Nell, Mr. and Mrs. Olra^tead, .Mrs. 
McKinny, Mr. and .Mrs. W. W. .Mauness 
and daatihttT, .Mary. Paul Weilz-ll, 
Mr. and .Mr,-. ]':■,. S'., \ i. Mrs. EdgerSori: 
Mrs. Wilco>: ,; ' . Karlville, X. V.: 

Mr. and .Mr-, i . ,, Ireutou, ,\, J.; 

Liwrence ],.... .-■. : i.l. .\1 ss ; Hon. 

*uJ.Mrs. iStfiil,.-!, .i-L.-.i, , U-.ci:,:iiu'; -Mrs. 
Hnldah Crumb aud .Mr-. C inner if. ;~.m%rna, 
N. Y.; .Mrs. Atkins .Mrs. luiiry Cr.eu, F irl- 
ville, N. v.; Dr. Charl.-^ Uuia, I rank Piatt, 
Mrs. Whffluek. .Mr- Mill r, ■-;■-. '.leb.dfe, 
Mr. and Mr-. .Mr. ■,■■-. ■ . ■■ •- lai.khau- 
nock;AlvaToiiipl-i.- a i , ! .;■--. N.U. 

Parke, Pill- ton: .S \ ' ■ ! ; ;. f.^wis, 

.Mr. Ki.d .Mrs, 11. K, M . .,;, .: >, .„noek: 
John r;. Fordham and wife, i.frein Rid-;-; 
Mrs. Park, of Kaston: Dr. J. J. Rogers, of 
HuutBville; Dr. and Mrs. Underwood, of 



Piltslon: W. P. Johnson and wife, of Ket- 
cham: from Parsons — Re?. Dr. Y. C. Smith, 
wife and dau(;htor, Capt. Colvin and wile, 
John Howtrs and wife, D.uiiol W. Kimball 
and wife, Lieut. Moorf) and wife, George 
Davis piid wife, Mrs. FUtun, Mrs. Rhodes, 
Dr. Mebane. 

Among those from whom regrets were re- 
ceived wure these: Sarah B. layman, Lake- 
ville, Conn.; E. K. .Morse, Grauby, Coun.; 
Fannie Dana, Morri.sviUe, Pa.: Anna 
liOthorp, I'renton: O. S. .Mills, Tnnklmunoek; 
Dmiel Phelps, Warehouse Point, Conn.; E. 
G. McCarragher, Roarir.g Brook: Eunice 
Dana, I'r. nba,; Or. ir.\, ,|, Gettysburg; 

Mrs K.r i ) ■.', ..■,■;■,!,.■ •,■' ■:•: \',:, ■ -UI, 

Wall,.r 1' ■! ■ . . : ■ .i.r. 

Old For,., 1 ,. , . ■ , ' r .,!,; 

E G.-li - ., '■■ :: ".■:.. ... ..; 1.:. !■ ,:-.i.], 

Waverly, I'a,; .ur.. Dr. uiivrr. J .l:,-ai....tii. N, 

J.; Mr. and .Mrs. li.galls, LUtlu Falls: Dr. 
and Mrs. Johnson, Waverly, .\. V.; S. Men 
S.-r.mtot!. (»i;ford. N. J.: B. C.-inrtriE^ht, 
Orange; 1' 1), iiivi--.-;. KiPf-'v:!!... I'a.; 

Taylor :••• ; I v,. I : -, '.■ . ■.,!:, V: ,.s ; 

D. F. !■..,.;■ , .',.:■■■., aud 

Mrs. 'Iv ■ ■:. ■ .,■■,, '. . : ' • '.r. 

Carbo,, I ;- ■ , , ■; ;:,,::, I , ■;, ,:'.a!e; 

Miss .\. . , . . ■■ ;-,.a, Conn,; l.i-ttie 

Thon.'i- ; , : , '■ i.ticoke: from Scran- 

ton -I' . I , ,■,."-. B. Phelps, Mrs. 

A. N. !'.- i - i. J)r, ,r..; Mrs. UoUir-ter. Hon. 
and Mrs. J. A. Serauton, Mrs. J. C. Phelp.s, 
W. F. .Mattes, R. A. Squire.s; from Wilkes- 
Barre— E- S. Loop, A. H. Dickson, .Mi.>s 
Natalie Rutter, Dr. and .Mrs. L'r.inhart, F. 
J. Ijeaveuworth, W. W. Loomis. 

Among the regrets was a beautiful one 
from Rev. Dr. S. C. Logan, of S'jranton, 
who was married on the same date, 3.j years 
ago. 

The bride's calte was an elaborate 
specimen of the baker's art and was 
decorated with gold, also bearing the anni- 
versary date. 

A most interesting feature of the event 
was the reading of an original poem suita- 
ble for the occasion, by C. P. Kidder, Esq., 
lor which we regret we have not room. 

Mr. and Mrs. Parsons were married in 
Enti"Id, Conn., and one of the gnests at the 
wedding whs present at the golden wedoiiig, 
Mrs. Parsons' bn.ther, John C. Pirsous, of 
lown. Of the 72 gue.-ts at the wedding 
.-even r-re living: Mrs. Papons' .^ister, 
ElizabMb, P, H r,„.r, of v„., u,p,|-or, 
Coun.,^u...^. .-.-M'. ;,- ,:., .^..^l,-s 



and Mrs. John Williamson, also at the iu- 
fare, are living. 



Tin: )iisT(ii;icAL hecouii 



TlIK 



luiir 1 



\VV( 



An A.ilJresH iit li.r .ll.-,l in^ <>t lli.. \V5oim- 
!!1S Cni:i...ct!,<.r:,.,>,- \*.,.<l.,t ...ii, July 
2, J8K7, I>y W. A. Uili:ox, fn\. 

Tho malclilesR boiiiity of this \alk-y of 
W yomiiig h(\s frcqueiitly heeu Uio inspira- 
tiou of tlie pen of Uit> jiuot (unl of the poucll 
aud brush ot tlio iiitist. 'J he story of tho 
battio nud miifsacre huR beou lold ngiiiu and 
ngniu, in prose f.nd in ^e>■sc, v/ith p.iinr.tMk- 
iug elaboration of di-tail and in the qnick 
seiitfaDce^ of passionate oloquenco, autil it is 
19 familiar, a-? it deserves to be, not only in 
the homes of the valley and iu the widoly 
scattered homes of thu dL'Sceudauts* of the 
patriots, but svhortvhr the English 
lauyuags is known and wherever pa- 
triotism dwells. The names of those 
who fought have been reverent- 
ly gathered and are here fittingly inscribed 
on this monument erected to their memory. 
Tho iutluence of tlie event on tlie final re- 
sult of the war for independence ha« been 
ably discus.'ed and its importance so clearly 
shown that it is now conceded by all. Tho 
qnestions of titlo and of jurisdiction have 
been exhaustively treated and long since 
happily settled. Passing all of these by as 
matters familiar to yoii, I shall try to stir 
your love of country and of home, (which 
I take it is tho proptr objdot of this gather- 
ing), by recounting somu of the particnlars 
of the flight of the iulribitants. 

Justice and gratitude demand that we 
remember not only i\\v vaiur of the soldiers 
who fought on th;it i >. ■ ' ' i! ': : 1 >''. July, 
butas well the sntf.i;: • . : -K and 

endurance of the null' . ", viining. 

Let us first glaucf .■■•, .:• -: r.ioaipo- 
sition and surrounUiu;;-- oi ujLinuiff. It 
was an isolated commiiaity, aliii'jst embos- 
omed in the country of a savage enemy. 
"Tho Sis Nations,'' a confederation of 
powerful and warlike Indian trib.-s, occnpied 
Central and WLStern Ni w Y'"-k, with prom- 
inent t )wns at (Jeneva, i Kauedisc^aaJ, 
Tioga, Chemung and other points to the 
north and west ot Wyoming. Xiayara, 
oerupied by the Brili-li. wn- the stronghold 
from whicti British. Indians and Tories 
sallied forth on their expeiiiti<in- against tho 
settlers of dllTerent parts of the eouutry. 
"It was the depot ot their plunder; there 
they planned their forajs, and there they 
returned to feast nntil the time for action 
should come again." 

To Shamokm or Siiubury, tne nearest in- 
habited post down the river was seventy 
miles. 



v( 


th- Siis.inehauna is the .Moosio 




r,, Miio. To tho south ca-^t of 




i' : a platuau or latile-lund 




■ ■ t abovM the valUj. '1 lio 




..: !1M-; plateau i- to tin. ,!'iy a 


*.,u 


iv-iiu-.j. parts nt it .-iv' ..I Willi a 


pni 


1, ev.il forest ;■ ■■ '1' ■■' 1 ■■ --, 


i, ba 


Uams, etc. 11. • ; . : , ■ . .. 


I'es 


the heaths, ot' ; i i„-,-s 




lor and NortI- ,':: 1 ■,:..| ■. 'd- 




, 1' ..Mtiiern limit. Much of this 




.. 1 swampy and there aro 




,1, s in extent, coveied with 



I . '. ■•' !.: ' ...111-, vi-riting March 14, 
1 ,. . . ■ ' .Hip lies abont forty 

1 . ■ . iM.m Cashnetunk or 

^ ..m:; r.. , ;.ii .. :: .i.li-hem about torty- 
i-.ve luile^ iioilh north-ne-t; from Gnaden- 
hntten about twenty-three miles north, 
sometliing west. This swamp lies ju-t over 
the mountains wliich Kvans calls Cashne- 
tunk Mountains, and is twenty-live miles 
from north to south and fifteen miles from 
cast to west. The Bethlehem people say 
four or five haudred Indians keep in this 
swamp, and from thence 'tis imagined they 
send out parties to destroy the settlements." 

Borne idea of what this immense wildw- 
ne-- IS. can bi- forinid fr.:>m a riilo over the 
])., ;,. ,'.- '/. . l;!;. t,. t^,,-. W.t. r i i-.p. Beyond 
t: . I : . .•■. 1 ,. ; ■ . ■::.. ■ : u. I -outhwe:-!, 

i:,.- , !.,..,. ;,., , ;:. ; .. ; '.:. ,:..:i.-srthe 
1 o;)ji,.ii,i.,L a.i.i i„i...:..:;...„L,. Cceks, and 
iu the other direction the \\ allenpanpack 
and tlie Stiohola Creeks. .\.cross this valley 
from us is the Bhie Mountain, with its Wind 
Gap and Water Gap. 

This region can liardly be called, as Stone 
has it, a pathless one. i'tiere were Indian 
trails cro.-sing it towards tho Southeast, per- 
fectly familiar, doubtle-s, to the savages 
and more or less so to tlie settlers, though 
it can hardly be pre.-.nmed that tney were 
practically so to the women and ctiildreu. 

These paths or trails are described as 
being remarkable for their directne.ss. They 
preferred hill-sides to r:iviiits and clo=e 
vall'-ys, were conveniently wide for foot 
travel, and frequently in favorable, soil 
worn to a depth of one or two feet, or even 
more. 

One of them was known as tho "Warriors' 
Path." It kd from Wyomingto port .Mien, 
now Wei-sport, on the Lehi,;h. It was laid 
down on thw old maps and rurvejs and in 
l,y) t was still a well beaten patli, used by 
people in crossing the monntaiu from Han- 



Tin: iiisroiucAL iikvohd. 



by tho unmo of Fort Penn. This route 
had boon used by iuo3l of the seitlers 
C(iniin,!7 into ilip vallry, ami tiome ion yeiirs 
before tli.'v li .! o : ■ ;c -I un oiieiiiuu' Has 
a roiid. 'Jill ! , :;otbeeu aoLv.Mu- 

r>lished, :'■-: - . : . :!l Gen. Sullivan 
came in, iii 1 ^^ ::in,!:i-i 1770. 

Another (rail Iny up the L«ckaR-,quua by 
Caponse Meadows! and tho Lackawaxeu. 
Having reached tho Delaware tho ronto was 
up tho river to the Mini?ink country, 
thence acrofs to Newburgh and I'ontjh- 
keepsie, and to Conneeticnt and rLJiodo 
Island. 

The number of t!'.o--o to whom, in the 
spring of 177--. ;' • ;'. i was home, was 
not far fiwM) ■ i;, ,: . ; .-reijate. About 
UOOof th,-.- . „,,;, \Va.<hington's 

army. ];.4u-. ■ i : ■ . , i . lour hnndr.d fell 
in the l>att]^, i.iiU i.,..,-,in c. Iho number of 
those, then, v. l..i .-uiitjiit safety in lli^-ht wa3 
probably a hltle in e-xee.-s of throe Ihou.-and, 
men, women and children. It is with the?e 
3,000 we have now to deal. 

The terrible odd? of the conflict while not 
positively known had been feared by all. 
And while hu.-;bands and tather.s and fon.s 
made preparation for tho battle moihera 
and children anticipated the worst, and pre- 
pared for flight. 

Word had been sent out on Thursday, 
and the inhabitants were gathered, most of 
them in Forty Fort, some in Pittston and 
Wilkes-Barre Forts. 

These women who had been accustomed to 
pioneer life, who, while the men were away 
on public duty had cheerfnily assumed the 
work of plantiij.cf and harvestiDfr,— wtio had 
leached ashes and earth to make saltpetre 
for gunpowder, — who could load a musket 
and adjust a Hint, were not the wumtn to 
Bit down despairinfly while tliere was any- 
thing for them to do. Whit preparation 
could be made for the journey liad been 
made, a:id before day-br,.ak of Saturday, 
the day followiiif; the battle, the majority 
had turned their faces towards Shamokin 
and towards Connecticut. 

Let us take Miner's description of tlie 
flight, borrowed by him largely from earlier 
accounts. A few who iiaa escaped i;,-ime 
rushing into Wilkrs-B-rre Fort where 
trembling with anxiety the women and 
children were gathertd, waiting the dread 
issue. The appalling "ali is lost" prnchiim- 
ed their utter destitution. I'hey lly to the 
mountains — evening is apjiroachius;— the 
dreary swamp and '■The Shades of i7,-ath" 
before them,— the victorious hell-hotiuds 
are opening on their track. They look back 
on the valley — all around the il imts of 
desolation are kindling: they cast their eyes 
in the range of the battle field.— numerous 
fires speak their own horrid purpose. They 



listen! The exulting yoU of tho Rftva.no 
strikes the ear! .\gain! A shriek of agon- 
izing woo! Wtio is the sutTeror? Is it the 
husband of one who is gazing! The father 
of her children! ! 



0(n>d, 



, the wid, 



fri( 



Their flight was a scene of wido-spread 
and harrowing sorrow. 'J'heir di-persion 

beinj: i!-. :.:■ ' (i;ir r,f !i,. \.\: \. t I,,, .;, tiie 
poopir V. ■■ ..■,,:. ., ■, , , , , ' ,„|J 

or thr"i\' , . , ';.'. " ; [' ; ' -', ,, , , '■,",, f 

ptrilaud v:. .:i.-.-. i.^ii,., ;,....ij pu;„,eto 
itself a smgio group, llyiiig Irom the valley 
to the mountains on the east, and climbiug 
the steep ascent— hurrying onward, 
filled with terror, despair and sorrow 
■-the affrighted mother whose husband 
has lallen — an infant on her 
bosom, a child by llio hand, an aged parent 
slow/y clin.biug (he rugged steep behind 
them; In, . : ; i, - tlicm severely: in the 
rustliir.: : .f they hear the ap- 

proachi:. ' ■ p and dreary wild 

ernes- i . ' : ' r :, . ,;, ilievalley all in flames 
behind, i.iui nwLilmgs and harvests all 
swept away in this spring flood of ruin, the 
star of hope quenched in this blood shower 
of savage venegeance. 

There is no work of f.ancy in a sketch 
like this. Indeed it cannot approach the 
reality. There were in one of these groups 
that crossed the mountains on the Warriors' 
Path one hundred women and children, and 
but a single man, Jonathan Fitch, Fsq., 
sheriff of Westinorelana to aid, direct and 
protect them. 

Botta, in his history of tho Revolutionary 
war, in concluding his account of the Mas- 
sacre of Wyoming, says: "Those who sur- 
vived tlie massacre were no less worthy of 
our coiiMai-LTaiiou. They were women and 
' ■ 'i' ' ': .d escaped to the mountains 

tiieir husbands, fathers and 
■ . , ■ ; irider tlie blows of tho bar- 

' ■. 1;^ I'. |i-r.-t(l and wandering in the 
wiHi, rn. ,1, , ■,. ;..,;u I. ,,• liirected their 

steps. V.1, ,.,,;.; . ■, ii' .. I, nd, wiliiout 
gaioe, Vu. :.■.;. : ; ,;,v^.. ^u/Yered 

every d- ■; ..' > , ; .. -,.,.ral of tho 
women u.;c o. ;;\i_i^.i i„,i,i. m the woods at 
a great ai.^taucj from every po--ibi!ity of 
relief or help. The most robiinand r.-o- 
lute only escaped, tho others perished: their 
bodies and those of their heljiless infants be- 
came the prey of wild boasts." 

The majority of the settlers had fled Fri- 
day night: others, a large number, set out 
tiatnr.i-iy night, while there were those, 
some of them detained by savages, some by 
dilferent necessities, who remained still 
longer. They may have been more confi- 



77//; insToi;, 



dput of the hninaiiity of Col. Bnller, and of 
tlieir Tory neighborn, mid afturvvards relitd 
on the rl<:-df,'ei of trie nrticliv of onpitula- 
liou. A few ii)-itaneo,=; will suffice to eUow 
how tli05e plfdsts wpre kt|jl: 

Jonnthau We -k-!, w!io=o Uirfe FOQS fell iu 
the battle with tour oth',<r^i)f his household, 
Rovou in all, was ouo of lliose to remain. A 
baud of Favase-:, led by one ctlied Tnrkey, 
visited his house, and after d-rstroyicK 
property and sutin)itii!i<; him to iuuictiities 
at their hands, gave hitn three days to re- 
move with his family. Uis honse and 
property were then burned. 

Mr. Hickman, his wife and child were 
murdered at Capouse the day after the 
battle. 

James Adam Leach and Daniel St. John, 
attempting to leave iu the direction of C'n- 
pouse, were murdered about a mile above 
Old Forije. 

Timothy Keys and Solomon Hocksoy 
were taken captive, carried northward and 
killed in Abiugton. 

The treachery of the enemy and the 
insecurity of their position becrame more 
and more apparent evi ry day to the settlers 
who had rrmaiuid. and u lien at last they 
were driven from ^\Jomnlt; they foucd 
thsmselves pnrsntd in the same manner, 
and had to encounter the same privations 
and eniferings as did their neighbors who 
had preceded them. Tne percentage of 
those who survived was prob.iblv not mate- 
rially different aiuona tliPse "who tied at 
once and those who remaiutd to the last. 

Most of ths fugitive- took theStrondsburg 
roate over the mountain. It hp.s already 
been mentioned as leading: through the 
I'ocono marches. tJne of these had been 
known as the "Great Swamp," hut it has 
ever since been called the "Shades of 
Death" bocau-e of the ereat number who 
perished there in their Llii?:it. U hile that 
number canuot be toid with anv degres of 
certainty, it may be set down as probably 
about two hundred. 

About onethird of the whole number of 
fugitives, oerhaps one thousand, went by 
canoes, rafts, etc., down the Sinqnehanna. 
Mr. \Vm. Maclay, in a letter to the Council 
of rc-nnsylvania, July 12, l'~-<. uine dajs 
after the battle i says: "I left Snnbury on 
Wednesday la-t. I never in my life saw 
such fcei.es of distress. The river and 
roads leading down it were covered with 
men, women and ehildreD, thing for their 
lives." They went frum Sanbury to Har- 
risburg to Lancaster County, while many 
took their way across tlie mountains from 
(■atawissa, Berwick, and other points on the 
I.ehigh and Delaware. 

Ihe time orcni'ied in the journey of 
course varied greatly. Some reached Sun- 
bury with canoes in twenty-four hours. To 



Stroudsburg was two or three days' journey. 
Connecticut could be reached in about two 



quale to eng.u i ' • - went only 

to a point ovtrl... ;.ii,_; i,,t. \ , i, v, Uieu dis- 
I'O.-iug his fore. , -.. u^ i,_, ^..„ ",!,„ greatest 
assistanc'i to ihe flying settlers, returned 
towards Kort I'enn where he remained until 
Angost4. 

\Vhil'^ tl.r. f....;j.,,.. f.r.-r..-,;.rrd by the 
Pennrylv-., , r ,,,. . ;■ . ,-:o,. of juris. 

baHSi;' ' ' ' " '• '" ''■>■"'■'-"' 

towani- !;,,. t .,:'■:..■,■ m'! !i i,"to be^snid 
that most of tho-,- witii « htuii liiu fugitive" 
came m contact were foui.d rcidy tn''a-~ist 
them in every way po^^ible. Ttie seuerous 
Scotch-Iri-h of the I'axtau:: scttUuieut were 
particularly hospitable, and the .Moravians 
at Bethlehsm. 

Lot u- now look at a few of the details, 
some of them unpublished, of this sad 
.story. Mercy Ko^-, widow of Lieut, 
ferriu Koss and si:,ter of Jonath:'.n Otis, 
both of whom were killed in IheWjoming 
Massacre, gives this account of her e-cape: 

\Vhen the news came to go into the fort 
she packed the papers and clothe- in a che^-t 
and her pewter platters she bLri.-d with 
other articles in the garden. She tin-n look 
her children and went into the fort (Forty 
Fort) the night liofore the bati'e. Wiien 
the news came to the tort that our men 
were defeated she would not "v.y in the 
fori, Ap^irty of thirty, oti. -; : : uuir'.a 
h(jrse, the rest women ;: ; , v, fit 

out of the fort at ni:;ht. !■-• ■ -• - nt 

M-. '^t ■ '\-- '^ '■'"'. ■ '"'-"■'■ ^"''*' 

v ■ ■ , : V ;, :; -. Ii .... j\. TFord"; 
'•^l;L u. I . .... J. ',._;..-, j..d .J-.. iL.c route and 
WHS buriL-d undt:.- the rout ol .a fallen tree, 
at.d Mr.s. Ross was so worn down with the 
exciteuient and f-.tigne of the journey and 
starved for want of food, that wlien the 
burial was o\er and the party was about to 
move on, Mrs. Ross said that she could go 
no further and would like to be buried 
alij:,gside of the other woman. She was, 
however, appealed to in behalf of her 
children, and urged to get up aud go on 
with the party, wt.ichshewa- tinallj induced 
to do. They tir.-l met the abod- of civili- 
zation at Allentown aud st.jpp:d at the 
house of the peoi.le aud a-^ked for food, 
but were refused. 



TiiK ui^H)i:icAL i:f.coi:I). 



They did not go far after thi'-> be- 
fore thtiy wore tiikeu up by Iho Goveru- 
meut Rud fmuirhed with iJiovii.ious. She 
hiidtivy childrtu with her, i:ll of whom wiTO 
iiboiit n;ilLi-d, ■') b.idly wtro Ihuir ;;lolluw 
torn and woiu iu thf joim^ey. About ih;. 
lirst of (October, three iiioulh,-* lifter the 
buttle, her lu^i child wh!; boru iu Coimeoti- 
cut. in Miircli, 17S2, she marrien Siujuel 
Allen, with whom slio moved lo Wjomiesi 
to the place of her formtr husband, l^ernu 
Ross, on Koss Hill, in the winter ot I'.'^i-."'). 

The Royurs fiiiuily of I'iyuiouth, who 
formed part of ihi> cniupauy in the after- 
noon of that fatal day, heard ol the deltat 
and imniediatelj- fet out to return to Con- 
necticut. Haviiit; but two injr-i..^ one was 
pBckea with indi-lHU.-aljIt.-, while OI;e w;;-s 
devoted toCHrr>iLt; the old urai'uujo.tier, 
who, too feeble !■> -it uii. wa> held lu the 
urmrt of ^otae of tlie uitn. When they had 
thus traveled soniu six days she asked to be 
lain on the Kround Jind cuou alter expired, 
iler burial Ikih all eadj been mentioned. 

A compauy e-.i ,.• .f .Mr. Hall- 

drou, Mrs. -- !' ■ Mr... Morris 

8ctontinmi.ll;,: > ;: r ors' Path on 

' : '■ vi le. 'iliey pro- 



hearing the r. .;>;,: 
ceeded two a... .- i.e. I i, ..i- ^i, awaiting the 
rising of the luuou, the nit'lit tieint; v<.ry 
dark. They then set out on th..ir j.,urney 
and were three uay= and ni^l.l.- in t^ettiny 
to Fort Allen. The second nitrht there wa.s 
a child (.son) born to Mrs. Morris. Her 
hnsband was iu the battle but e.-eaped. 
When they reached the Leiivh a man came 
over the river to meet them, ridiu',' a 
powerfnl horse and bearing two jug.-i>t milk 
and a bag of biscuits. He fed thtui and 
helped them to crors the river. In iiir..-o 
weeks they reached their de.stiuatiou in 
Connecticut. 

One hundred and eighty women and 
children, with thirteen men, havint; iuen 
detained by the Indians and piuiid('ru.l.vie.--e 
pent off in one company three or four <l:'js 
after the battle, bare footed, bare heaiied 
and Buffering for want of food. 

I wonld like here to .=peak some worthy 
tribute to these Women of \\"j omnia as 
women. This inscription on the iii'immi.iit. 
prepared, 1 believe, by Mr. Eihvard (i. .M il- 
lery, while it is very much to bo admir -J as 
being noble and p=itriotic in sentiment, 
chaste and eloquent in expression, andaeoii- 



the 



iiey were 



Some oleniout of danger has always u 
fascination to bravo hearts, but it would 
BOera that experiences such m, \'i\> -e, loll.jw- 
iugasthey d.d ih I, :: : ■ i' u . ;.., ■,:.,[ 



satisfy 
not the 
They hi 


auj X 

id cJi 
md ^ 


(or ihHi 





:ijMroui_'hly democratic probably of any 
.:uvern:iu;ut that has ever existed 
uiion„' civilized men. fhey wore intelli- 
;;sut, honcct and industrious, and they were 
lappy. 

(iold-mith's ''.Swett Auburn," iu its pros- 
-en^us liays, foLiiui a c »nuterpart here. It is 
I"! -11.: 1- !''■:: I ■' 1 ri o and Southey 



■pe. And 
lileient to 
. notwith- 
iN. .Men 



dead, 'll: ■ .,,■, . :, m : 
again a- ,■ : :■ 

many nioi . - > 1 ■: 
they d.-tei... -1 ii.. i: p 

and gratituJe demand ir 
recoguiuon of their no 



ic sp: 



ii.l, 1 



soccess even after defeat. 



that brought hna 



tit;iitiug men of the valley I eight time- the 
ijuotaj iLto the Uevolutiouarv army— the 
noble virtue- of the women wluch I have to- 
day feebly ijortrajid in part— let us trust 
that these have b-eii tnnsujiited. lOiery 
wo.-d, thought and look of sjhumUu v-\U\ 
heroic action helps to make heroi'-in. ' flow 
lilting then are these annual g.,therii:gs of 
the d,.-cendanls of the settli rs. held in 
recn-nilion ot the oliligatiou of ih- living to 
tin- li. :ia. Let us ever repeat the story of 
iiK>e \\ joiuinir [lalriiits to the end that we 
ifM) perpiluil... in ou.--eUv- and in our 
chiiil.'eii their virtues anJ thereby al^o their 
institution.-,. 



riiy iiisniincA l i;Kroi;n. 



WAK AND 



;.ACK. 



Allwr Heine Mnsterfd 
it^tirvlvois c.f tl.n l.i:UI 

lie um 



Twcnty.live Tei.i 

Julo Service theM.rvivo 
Keslmont UolU a Heul.i 
Camp Ground. 

On the 2'jth of Augu=t, 1803, occurred the 
innstetiDtr HI of t!io U3d b't«!raent, l-'emi- 
sylvftnia Volnritcers, Bnd the event was pro- 
ptrly observed Aut;- 20, ltfS7. Heretofore the 
nnnnal meetiug of the Teter:'.u5 has bepu 
iield ou Nov. 7, the auniver.-ary oi the de- 
partare for the front, but the iuelemcucy of 
the weather has impelled a chauiie of date, 
B8 above. The wisdom of the cbauso is ou- 
mislakable, as everybody present yesterday 
enjoyed the Ant;o-t weather far more than 
they have enjoyed the blasts of November, 
on a bleak hillside, in the open air. 

The veterans met at the Jones House, Ln- 
zerne Borough, and had an excellent dinner, 
a hundred or so stronff, after which they 
formed in line and marched to the old camp- 
ine gronud, headed by the Star Dram Corps 
of Forty Fort, and the stars and stripes, 
borne by ( ). 1\ Hadsel. .Vrrived on the hill 
top a hollow eqaaro was formed and Captain 
P. Delecy made some interesung remarks 
and Secretary J. H. Campbell read the 
minutes of last year's meeting. Cap- 
tain Uelacy then introJnoed P. H. 
Campbell. Esq., of the Lu:-,;rne Bar, 
who was a sergeant in the 107th P. V., stal- 
ing that he was one of the 12 prisoners sen- 
tenced to death by Gen. Joe Johnston for 
firing upon a Confederate provision train. 
Mr. Campbell's address was a capital one 
and was eagerly listened to. N\e append a 
synopsis: 

The speaker said that this was not the nrst 
time that he had met the 143d. He had 
met them at three duTerent times while in 
the serviee. The first time was soon after 
they joined the 2d Brigade, 3d Division, Isc 
Corps, Army of the Potomac, in iebruary, 
1863. The second time was ou Cemetery 
Hill at Gettysbarg afier beiut: forced from 
the field, bnt not until they had left there 
over one-half of their nuuiber. eitiier dead 
or wounded. The speaker here described 
the appearance of the men as they looked to 
him ou that afternoon after bein^; six hours 
engaged with an enemy, in a couie.-t m which 
our men were ontnuLnbered three to one. 
Ho gave (. (rraphic account of the death o: 
young Criiipea, the color bearer of the 143d. 
The third and Ian meeting in the field with 
them was m front of Petersburg ou the 30th 
of July, l^'i4, the day the fort was blown up. 
The ej ?..':■, r ^ive hi- esperitncj with a mor- 
tar shell ftrfd" from the enemy's lines, which 
came nearly ending his usefulness as a 
Boldier, and of his experience a few dajs 
afterwards when within the enemy's lines as 
a prisoner he could see the Union men and 
their works. 



' of the iniis- 
'iiil^'d Stales 
. v.hen the 



service. It occuii i i' 
government sorel;, i' : i: i llaeedajs 
afterward occurnd '..i • •■ ■• ■' ■' Oi.- Second 
Bull Run. and one u.ek i.. i, iv.K.d J.tt'.. n,. 
vasiou of Man land and I'Lunsylvauia. No 
largo bounties temi'ted yon to enlist 
at that time. Nor was your jiay 
very largo— S13 per n.onth, orabuul 
^4..;i in gold. _This ■.: : . , . 1. ud, 
but not washing. The w:. . ^ ' e.t 

the risk and expense of til ' i 'iit 

reeoiirso to the Governi;" i. S - ; I in- 
stances were cited of heroic services per- 
formed by Luzerne County boys, to show 
that heroes do not live as far away as some 
are wont to imagine. 

Your anniversary h.a.3 been changed from 
the time of your leaving Camp Luzerne for 
the seal of war to the date of your muster 



)ser\ 



of summer, m 
bolical of your 
you are nearim 
and soon will 
Some since oui 
over the river, 
found rest ben. 
Two general 
of \Va=hii- ••.on 
Paul, V 1.1 : ■' 
burg I 



.tlys 



he who 



led by L; ■ i . : ■ ■• .' '■ 
asapri>:. ' :.; :i ■ ; : ' : ■■ •'.ci.i^nn regi- 
ment fouiiht in tl-.o l\r-t leittle of Bull Run 
and at the close of the war was retired as a 
major general. I refer to that great volun- 
teer soldier and pare statesman. John A. 
Logan. However much some of as may 
have differed with him on political issues, 
we all must accord to hmi a.-mcenty of pur- 
pose and the manliness to i'.-sert them. In 
him the old soldier has lost a true friend. 

The speaker paidatribnie to the brave 
and patriotic women both living and dead, 
who by their noiilo example and lidelity to 
the cau-e for which v.e fought, served in no 
small degree, to crown our cause with suc- 

A.s' to the surplus in the National Treasury, 
the speaker favored the giving all deserving 
old soldiers a liberal pension. Not ^2 per 
month as is the ca.~o now in many instances, 
but a liberal pension. I know of no better 
way of .helping to keep down the surplus 
that is giving us so much trouble ju-t now. 
The generation:, th^t are coming after as 
will not begrudge tiio money .-^pent m pajing 
pensions. They will loarn trie uia^'nitudoof 
the task performed by ihus.? living in the 
trying times of war. Ihey will learn that 
m April, liOl, the army ot the Lnited 
Slates numbered K-s than 14,000, and that 
10,000 of those at Ihat time were stationed 



iU 



ruE iiis-i'i)i;ic.iT. ia:coi;i). 



in (ho Southern StiUes, leaving less tlmn 
5,000 men for Jiity a! Uic- North. 'J'hat on 
the fir?t of May, Ib'iin, tlicre wore on the 
iiiii^f r 1 ,|i ,.' ••:■ vi-v 1,000,51(; iiieu, 
ami : ' ! • , ^ trom tho limo 

till- 1. ; ■ : ■ ■ ., ii'is Vii.t army 

ti:i''lMi . . V :„'aiu iiarsuinc; 

the i'Lai:_li.i L;.: il .; ::iij ]. ij left, some of 
them four jt-ir- it. vion-ly. 

Capt. Delaey read fi letter of regret from 
Major Thomas Charuberiain of the ITjOth 
r. V. and |.re=i,nti-d a lot of ioloro-tiug 
matter relative to th.- ; ' ;■ i ;.j i-- ■ : ot^-d at 
Getty.M.urgtolooat. 1: - , . ■. ■ .;,.■ 143d. 
The comu-.ittee, r^.), ' : '•■-■■ ))a.nn, 

Gol. CoiouKliam, CI. t. ;:,.: i. i ',■,>(. Blair 
and liiout. Vauijhii.aro to iiu et at (;itily.-lnir;r 
CD the tir.it of Sepiemh.-r to make thu tiiial 
arrauKcments and it i- hoped that the monu- 
ment will bo in i)U!ce by ihe lir=t of July, 
18SS. The mouumtijt is to be erected on 
the historic tield of Uttiyfhnvg, cpon the 
Mael'her-on farm, wliere the rirot daj's 
Ceht took place, in which the First Corps 
PUBtained a loss of over G.DOO out of about 
8,500 men. and at the.^pot v.liereRoy btoufcV, 
afterwards DauaV liritiade of Pennsyl- 
vanians, made such a brilliant .'i;jht. The 
monument commeruoraifs the heroism of 
the 143d Pennsylvania Volunicj-rs, and 
the design illustrates one ot the most heroic 
incidents of the V7ar, in v;hich Color-Ser- 
geant Ben Crippen. of Liuzerue, now Lacka- 
wanna County, was the hero. The episode 
is narrated as follows in Carleton's hi-tory 
of the war: 

"General A. P. Hill, who cornmnndcd the 
rebels on the fi-=' <]■■•.': v •' ■ -A (",'•.■;, > "■ .-. 
sazed with !..i- ■ .■ i < " r ■ ■• ,' • 

Union troo;-. i ■ ■ - i i 

mantle, of w i ' ■■■ ■ < ■ ■ ; t ; 

Hili'^ M.l" ■■ - . -, -u.;. J. -..',.- !:.■ 
thnlhi;:--' '. ■ i' low.-: "A V^'.Lkof color- 
bi-:iT, : I'i : ' I, ' iidard iu the field and 
tlio rt i:. .round it; and when at 

la-t 11 M 1- '.: ; .■ 1 to r-.treat, the color- 
bearcr r< titt,'. 1 it of all. tutniui,; round now 
and then to shake his li-t iu the lace of the 
advancius Confederate.s. He was sliot." 

The tablet i^ to be of sracito ?ud SI, ."00 
of thw cost V. ill be pam by the State, the 
Legi laiuie havirjt; appropriated ihis amount 
for cacli refjimental mounmeut. Persons 
de.siriui; to contribute tan do so by purchas- 
ing pholoaraphs of the desisjn from any of 
the G. A. K. veterans at one dollar each. 
The artist thus describes his idea of the de- 
sign: 

"Tho r'":!-"- b^--!^ r ;= .ntrcestivu of the 

iiuiiit ■ :• ; • ' t.Ttn of service. 

llwu:. . , : : :. • . . . .- vk of dofen'e. 
sturdy .i.iJ .. li t.j ;. .. tii.j brunt of the 
fight if neoJ.i bt;. No til'ort is made to suh- 
Btitnte an artilicial buse under it. Ite.'itini,' 



on its own base it is symbolic of the inde- 
pendence that characterized the l-i;Jd in the 
performance of every duty. On the face 
of this ptou'- is chiseled the story of tlio 
Color-Scr.T<'i'iit Ben. Crippen— young iu 
years I'ut old in pluck and courage, and 
ma.tured in heroism. The old tirst corps 
badge looking down upon the Etory willing 
to acknowledse to the tourist and to future 
generations liiat it is proud to number the 
bojs of the gi'.llant liSd Pennsylvania Regi- 
ment amonj; it.s defenders, and lower down 
in the face of the stone iu close company 
with the dear old flag wo see the brigade and 
division." 

Gen. Kdmaud L. Dana, who was the regi- 
ment's coloiul iu the service, was loudly 
called for. Ilerespjnded with one of hia 
characteristically bnppy speeches. Ho com- 
pliijifuto.i the address of Ser^t. Campbell. 
!' •, ■. ' ' 1^ i;}theviKW of an outsider. 
I' ' I : , ' Minted the ladies for their 
I 1 I . ';ange of date of the anni- 

V i-iiy, 1...'. ...r. a manifest success. The 
Oi.L,4.Kiu iiiai,.^u an impor'.i^'t d-^.t-, th-it of 
the beginumy of your l;vt - ■- ••.ihr.. It 
was a day of plumes ,.;. : i :■ . :.ud 
epaulets, but wo soon louv ■ . . : : , ] no 

%>. i; -I 1, II.. :. rlay. There ^^ no pomp and 

V. . ' ■ ' i!:try through the greatest 

■V .1 ,i, I, . iir;,. Few are allowed to pass 
throui,'h -iucli a period as you passed through, 
for most genera! ions are uneventtul. You 
met the occasion and filled every requiro- 
Uient. You c.ai tl; the li,i;;s as yours, the 
■■ ■.;i:, ■.-:,"■ '-. f ,: ;. .1 ; dctendeti them. I 
'I '■ : I Utle now, and can 

! ■ I ■ . ' ■ :;.. ry as I look into 

I I'I .. "i . . ■ .. V. ar, cot in the safe 

r. t.iciiii.-i.i vi .'.c-.; I'.., ul. but on the battle 
held. Ycu are soldiers ail over, through and 
fhrongh. We meet to see one another, 
not to recpll experiences. There is no 
recalling. Your war experiences are a part 
of yonrselves. On .Ang. "JU, l£i33, yon were 
near the Kr.pahannock. A year had passed 
and beardless boy.s had Ixcome veterans, 
for you had fouL'ht at Fort Kojal, Chancel- 
lorville, Gettysburg. On Aug. an, 1804, 
yon were at Petersburg. On Aug. ^6, 1865, 
the war was ended and yon were on your 
way home. Alexander, Cte-ar, Napoleon, 
cominered the armies of their enemies, but 
UfVtr coni.]uered their love. You did the 
1 itti-r and wo now witness a happj, re- 
united and prosperous corintry— ,". proud 
achievement. Nexth moiLth will be cele- 
brated the Centennial of the adoption of 
the Federal Constitution. Where would 
tliat Constitution have been had it not been 
for you. Von have been brave soldiers, you 
desL-rvo the title Emeritus, and it becomes 
}ou as brave soldiers to be good, honest and 



rilK lUSTOlitCAL RKfUIllJ. 



honornblo laen. [Clieers. 1 

Secretary Cum^bell rciui tlio JoUawiug 
list of veterans present: 

Gon. E. L. IiKun, colonel corumandinK. 

Coaipr\ni- A— )-t. W. H. litntftt, \Vm. 
Ijawbach, Rutloliili Keunor, J. A. Koat. 

Compauy i>— Ciipl. D. C. Graham, Ira 
Cosntr, Ira Hnnly. 

Company C— K. II. GrotT. Geo. n. Engle, 
Chas. SiiotlPD, .Max liuskirk, .Morris Un?h, 
Geo. Deitriclc, \\m. Keaiina, G. \V. KoUor, 
C. S. Gabel, F. W. Hawrteht. 

Company D— Cfipt. P. Uelacy, Lt. ^\llb^^ 
^Rice, M. .M. C'ovirt, S.r-l. Thomas A 
)Rily, C. P. I :■.■.■, , :■; : ; i, . ■ /- . C J. 



F, 

D. ., 

Turpiu, I. D \ ^ : : , ! 'l m- 

Bom, Cliarle? H^ i . ■.' ;r\. 

Company 3.-1 ';:! ' ' •.. 'ui. W. 
H. Hardmg t;r.uiuvl iv-t-r,-, 1.. .uini liuut. 

Company F— Gapt. il. M. Guroon, Aaron 
Freeman, Sergt. Alex .McDauiel;, beryt. 
James Kester, J. B. Hoppes, Sergt. il. H. 
Campbell. 

Company G— Sergt. Wm.W. Schooley.W m. 
Knoor, Lymau Harris, C. D. Kuukle, Chas. 
A. Westfield. 

Company I— F. M. Lockard, Philip S. 
nartman, J. F. Moss, W m. S. Downing, J. 
M. Wolfe. 

Company K-Capt. 0. E. Vucshn, Jacob 
Bono, John Wilbar, Eli Nichols, Frank Fur- 
mac, Henry Maynard, Wm. Rus?el. 

The visitors whose names were obtainable 
were these: 

Sergt. G. W. Rimer, Sweet Valley, 149th 
Pa.; K. Vanarsdalu, Luztrae. 5>th 111., E. 
Canningham, Nicholson, .".Oih N. Y. Engi- 
neers; James A. Decker, SprinsviUe, '.iOad 
Pa.; A. Atfii, I.azcrno, ;U:t N. J.; 
Joseph rv ,1. -.n. !■> .^• t !1,:!, pist Pa,; 
Robert \X , 1 : , :h I'a.; G. W . 

Laphii, I '. -' ' . '■■■■ " •■■■ r r.Welteroth, 

V.ilk.--!,. ..■■.'■ ■ .ra Hughes, 

Lnzeinc, '• .i. 1 I. ( .1. . ...; :. i'. H. Camp- 
bell, Wilkcs-Barre, K'Tih IV.; i_). P. Hadsel, 
Scranton, 4l5t Fa.: .Serst. A. A. Collins, 
Brown H. I'.ow, luTih i'a.; Tl'.o^. Ar^-ood, 
Luzerne, o2d J'a.; Dr. E. N. i;..uk-, \Vi:kes- 
Barre, Mexican War and Uebt-iiion in o4th 
Ind.:Dr. C. H. Wilson, J lymo-ath, surgeon, 
40ihPa.: H. C. .Miller, KiUL;-ton, 52a Pa.; 
W. E. Milham, W ilki- tlirr,-. ./J.l Pa.: Cor- 
nehn.^ V. \ •--. ■ . ; : ■■ ' : - i-t \. 
y. Cav., >:.:... , : : :i Pa.; 
Geurt'.- •' ■ . ■ I ■ ■ Sig- 
nal Cor; .;! .;;<>■>. ■■ . i. .. < .V : -;-'rgt. 
D. b. Cl^rk. 2i Cav.; i. iJ. '..oil, ihird 
Heavy Artillery. 

H. H. Tyler, 81th Pa., now of Bitigh-im- 
ton, sang in slirrii.:; manner "We've drunk 
from t'l^ -■'..> r ' •'■ o.'' 

Alii;- :■ . made that the ladies 

of I...' ■■ : , .;• -ired to entert:'.in tt:o 

Vetera - ;. i ■ . ., . .:'- meeting and the in- 
vitatioij V,..- L.u..n.;-oasiy accrpted. 



F. W. Hnwrccht prndored the life that ha 

hid •■ iTv ! lii'.'M-h 'K.. war and into 
Sr' 1' '1 I ■-,- >;■- ■ iiM ' '. \.mJ several of the 
sli) , ■ . .•'..'•> \ I • ■ iiiT the boys iu 
Lh.- ; ..',!: ) •- . ■uls. 

( - ; i - I ^- .omauder Dei- 

ti ,. , . ' :.i:d after the linal 

an- ' ■ : . ! IS formed for 

dn ; . . . . . ; ■■'•< d by their old 

coll :■ 1, i;:i!i tU-ii !.■::. I >■■ d baCk tO tho hotel 

.Ml tho olUcers were re-elected— Capt. 
Delaoy, iiresident; Comrades Rico and Dei- 
trick, vice presidents; Comrade Bennett, 
lrt;isurer, and Comrade J. H. Campbell, 
eecretary, 

Eu/.erne Borough was gaily decorated. 

■\- . //, ' ., . -' ,' .' . '' . I', .i!: . .-porDfor 
1,; .■■ ■'.;:.: I ^ ;',,. ^ ... in tlia 



uel M 

ive Co 



.1.1. ;i..i,. I \,i- : ■ I ;i;-;allmeDt 
)f the pur.^onid joiirnnl of Hon. 
acla--, who was one of tho com- 
i appointed by the Supreme Ex- 
uiicil of I'eiiusylvauia to examine 
■> i : ';,!■ northwestern part of the 
:. ucd of the Indians and to 
lil ■ a route for a road to 
. ■: i;.'s of the Allegheny withthe 
uuii uf the Susquehanna. Tbe 
now published for tho lirst time 
an through several numbers. 



GIUL.S' NA.iMKS 



In a recent communication to the Bangor 

7;.'.,,. /' V' !,■ I- jn/>, Joseph Williamsun, 
)'. . !' '.. ;, hii'i given a list of mar- 
ri ■ ,1 . . :i.>m 177-1 to ISU, inclu- 
.;,. 1 .: ' I i '.if most of the men are 
; ^\e lind John, James, 

( . . lliury, William, io., occur- 

1; . ! 1 .,:.iM. It is interesting to 
o; , . , 1, ;,.r-of tho women. Among 
t . , . Dcbor;ih, Eois, Keziah, 

1': ,'.,, :..ha, Theodate, Narassa, 

C: , ... I'lioebe, Wealthy, Love, 

1 ,, I ! ; . .; . I. fj but 45 Christian names 
among them. J'olly, Betsey, Sally, Jane, 
Susannah, Nancy, Abagail, and .Mohitable, 
very popular names among our grand- 
mothers, have been pat away, like the old 
ball dresses and high heeled slippers that 
tignred iu society in the (lays of 
Gen. Kno.4. To-day, di-tmgiii-.hed by 
such names as Annie, .-^lice, .Mabel, Jen- 
nie and Grace, the beauty transmitted 
from other generations continues its per- 
peln;d sway. .Vnother thing noticeable is 
the di-appearance of such quaint names as 
Wealthy, Love, Charity, and Temperance. 



THE nisroL'icAL ]:/■: 



Thoy Imvo aoue with tho I'ollies aud Sallios. 
Delisht nlono nmoiiKttio names of 18t^7 is 
leUluhi,)ff.o^UliiaH trace of iho old I'nri- 
taii s-oiitiinoiit yot Pun ivt.s. 

An Jlistoilc Island. 

TtiP l.ito Thonii'^^on JJcrr, of tliis city, 
owiii-'il aij iilatiil 111 Ibe Suiqacliaijua, m 
J)ai;|.liiii (.'ouutv. ivnicii is thus alluaeti to iu 
tiu. Jh-''-r,fal Jill', mil, I i\ )lliamsport): 

Itv.;:--. l..ri.K.rly c ill-a Jnuiata Islaud- 
Ihou JliiDcin'.-i J-iii:;c,. I '..(■„ inn a uifii, iinuuid 



cost of !fl 1,000. They also liiivo n good rnce 
conrso of oiu-half mile. Tlio Iarj,'e Ftoue 

luaii.-ioi! i- ( \\---t] h\- Mr, |{i ■titer aud pis. 

Ut, wiin '■'.''■ .■• : 1.1 ... o! iho late 

ouIsiiIl- ■'.. ; .1 , J...' .i.l,~t Church 

ou tlic j-l ...:.i, \ !.i. .| X . . 1. ,, '. .,1 away liy tlip 
ISlirjllooa. 'fh.t older rtv.avut- of theielaud 
are fast dwmdiiug away. Of the older 
families there stiil remaiu Capt. Samuel 
Cieriii!i!j, A. Jiiil-t-i-..-, Goorge, Thomas aud 
.'.M. r, ,;.•:.' ., I .,.- !,ttnr being the most 
f. : .. . 1 : I i'lyinfj ootweeu the 

1. ...i.> ,;. -... r . .1. Theiloodsof JStiG, 
J ■ .'. I • . . 1 . i;il lesser oues, have 
u^'.iui'j^L'U ihr isiaoii to a great extent. 



and tliv !.oJ 
burR-d ou 
delfUcd y.u 



Dtli 



fare= were 
^'hen the caoal 
was c )i.-.:n, j'.. il h'i:^!.-eu,- of ibeletous were 
exli.;:.. ' l: '. . I'.viil br(..!aerd, tho mis- 
sion,:., • ■ ' ;' Indians, v.-ho dwelt on 
tiiH , ', I ; . 1 ,, Liut found them very 

sav,... .; i .;, .iiitt. Tho earliest white 
sut;ki ■., .^ 1. ....,.i Uuiiuss. ile camo in 
17iG and reaiaujcJ until aui>ut 1701, when 
he aud his family were driven off b> the In- 
dians. The lino mansion stauds on tho 
lower end of th:) island aud has been a 
conspiounus objefit tor ue-iriy a century. It 
is a suLi-t intial stone hou^e of 130 or more 
room-, [iraud in ail its surroundings, which 
in early Uajs was tiic neadijuarters for sta-re 
and I'acket passengers under the hostelry of 
Mrs. U.u,.:aa. This house i.s bnilt of river 
stone and roogh east finish. Tiie walls are 
thne fti t thici:: all pa'utions are two feet 
stout.' i. ;.!-■. ■■ ] :: ■. \Vith such mas- 
aivf -.* .:' .•,»... ' ■ . ._•..■-. The house 

w.i- 1. . t : ■ 1 \ '.r Dancau, rou 

ol .J ,w ; ' , ! : wire Kebecea 

Hi;Ii; _: I , . . ... ■■iter of .Siarcus 

lluli:. -, ; ; .. : .laud. Sonieof 

th.'cM..:.; .i I .:ii:-.... ... . 1, ;:raud old man- 
sion 1. ,,i; ,, ... I .•: of P. F. Dan- 



by l;<-iij'.n,in«til'_s Uanf.iu. At his u.-aui, 
iu 1-,',M. il u,-utto hi.-> heirs, aamcly: -Mary 
L.. .Ian.. :,!., fri^ci M. and i'. F. 1 .'.u.-in. 
Wh. I. tl,'. -u-ttlf'o.nl ■.....-; : :. 1'. i'. D :■ ..^li 
tnuk It at .1] i.r u^..i-,..- I .:. I ....■- .. : ;, ;., 
Thoi-ni-on I-.rr, i..,x. ,' . .: . . . : :' 

B.:rre, tor s^O,' n im, v,'i ,. , i '., .;;.i .. r,. 
it. It i* loana-ed by U ilirirn 11. i.ic i.- .-i, 
a stock and brirtdin;,' larui. tmlcr the 
present ownersiiip it has been much im- 
proved, a large baru having been bniit at a 



A Itclic of I'iolieer Days. 

I lunkhnnnork- Brmocrat.] 

.\ relic-..: ; :. -.i! i ho shape of a pair 

of kuff I ... .nvn in our ollice ou 

Tuesdiv I . ,1 . (.'. UardinfT, of Kaion 

wiioi.-!.'.. ' : .. ;.. !.of Ofjeand! 

we arc- ■ .; , ; > !■ • /. -,..', ., l.lind. 'the 
Llardi!:, : • . ; . . i ; .- pioneer set- 

tlers ol ■>■■.,.:. i: • \ ::'r\ . !i.. :...,.vtd dangers 
aud deatii i,-iat tli- y iui;;ht carve out homes 
for themselves and future generations. But 
to the relic. Tho buckles were taken 
froiji the clothing of Benjamin 
i; • 'i;i : «!o. with his brother 
" ''■ ' .o-dered by the Indians just 

'., . I i • Spring, a few miles up the 

• . " : ' 1 !on. iu 177H, a few days be- 

I , • . ., ,, _. ,.,..;,.,.,„,, „,^.| ^hoso re- 

; : ." . - .:! r -.0 cornered 

■:....: ■ : I. .. , : '._:a of We~t 

J '.. - - .:.. '...;. :i : ii ■ I! v.-ent ontiu 

■'--- 11 .':. ■ .1...) 1, i;7S, to hoe 

corn oi' ., , . . ._;at the point desig- 

nated, li, . .: that treacherous 

savagr- '. .....r v/ith murderous 

intent, a.! • ■ ■. :.ji;; at the accustomed 

tiiui>, sei'.rch v, .i^, ui-;;tnted aud their bodies 

fouud near the scene of their labors. 

Benj. aud Stokely Harding were nucles of 

Jl-.-o .il-i'-Juu; and L.e late Kli^ha Harding, 

■ .; '■:■■■ ■■ . ■. .'; V- ..1 tu kept as souccnirs 

! .' : .; - Harding for many 

. il oe preserveu by his 

.. i.r...,(i : *. i... _ -rations to come as a 

ineiiieiito v.hinn will link them with tho past 

aud the " days which tried men's souls." 

Tho outside, or rim, of the buckles is of 

l.ar.? silvei, and the tongues of steel, and 

;' :, T. •■ ■ -; i tn those "early limes" for 

. :• • ': ■. 'jkings to the pants— short 

; -• '.,' worn in those days. 

. ; ; ^ I r two Hardings killed, there 

w 1- tt yo Ol ;. r brother, John, who succeeded 

iu making hi^ escape. Judge Garrick .M. 

Harding, of Wilkes- Barre, is a grandson of 

John.— Kd. Kkcobd.] 



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Meteoric Shower of 18^3, H. C. Wilson 19S 

Wilkcs-B.-irrc FiHy Yca.s Ago, Rev. K. Unzurd Sno-.vder. 199 

Was lienedict Arnold Interested in Wyomins; ? 2ck> 

Mrs. Hartman's Mistnry of Huntington VivUey 200 

Indi.in Relics Found..' 200 

County Commissioners and Their Clerks from 179+ 201 

Rennion of 53d Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers 202 

Relic of Pioneer Life (1762) Recovered 203 

Remarkable Swarm of Flies 203 

Sketches of RcfubFcan Candidates: Charles P.. Metzger, Hairy Beck, Cynis 

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Substrata of the Wyoming Coal Measures, W. George Powell 205 

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Gen. Samuel Meredith, Sketch of, Dr. H, HoUisler 207 

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Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mis. Payne Pettebone 209 

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A Subscriber to AVilkos-Barre Papers for 72 Years 210 

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Earlv Su;queliannii Navigatioi:, Weslev lohnson 215 

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Two Former Wilkes-Barreans Commit Suicide, C. Ben Johnson 217 

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Journal of the Suliivan Expedition 218 

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VVj- 



An Kveut Said to Have occurri C 

iiiK In 1: j.-., liut Not I'ouiiU iu Any of 
the L'ou»l.Autliorllits. 

In ii rc-feut is-'ue tlin IIil'Oij) menlioiied a 
rare oKi ' •<•; .-I I' , i \-'-r..\. oriKiu^'-liy 
publi-li' 'I i '. ' !:.'.'>, r-.iid trans- 

lated < :: ■ 1 , ' 1 ; - ', in 17*3. it 

bBin^; Ii"'.. ;■! !'■ ■ ;" -. -lou of Hon. 
SttBljeu Jeijki::<, ot \\ yc niir-'. Mr. Jen- 
kins had turiii-ntcl the following translation 
with oonriLutiitr. or his own to Dr. Eglf-'.-^ 
Notes and (Juerici, he meanwhile a.sliing for 
BOine otriL-r anthority as to the treaty at 
Wjommgin 17,V.. 

•'The war ri.icti broke ont in Canada, bc- 
twctn Eiifjl^iiu and I'raiiCi-, in 17,>1, very 
soon emL)rH( ed all tnti t. ...-Kboriusj coun- 
tries, dUd I'lii -;. i . ',. ', .- Eft ppartd. 
The. French, !■.■ .. ;■. . 'v would there 
Bud only a f^ 1 1:- ■ • --au.-e of the 

pacific prin-ii li ^ u! \]l■^ Qnaker?, 
menaced that State with an inva.^ion 
m the middle of the year 17bb. 
Aided by some parties of savages 
from thfcTiciiiity of the (.)!iio River they 
completely overcame, on the ttih of July m 
that year. Gen. braddock. who was killed iu 
the action. This viotoiy reidered tnem 
masters of all tlie M'l :tf rn co-Etry.from tlie 

bUMlUi '.';■, ]■ • . ■■ . ; - ^ :-■ ^ . ' '■- 

kin, ai ,:;.,: 

the =,/. i - .J. . ,,.,.:.•....: 1 
dttaclu-ci.:- L. t:...- .,.M.^. - ■-■J-.i;,- 
pehes at :X< ka„uea tvjtn i, ,11 .del! i, in; 
others went amony the Delawares who were 
at peace, to determine them to raise the 
hatchet against the English; but u was tLe 
following impradeuce ihat tCj;a^fcd them to 
declare themee.ve-i, and wtiicn failed to 
bring in its train the loss ot all Pennrylva- 
nia: 



usance, 



"Some English, sent on a 
had come 10 Shamokin. a village of the 
Delaware?, on the !Susq;n hauna. Ihey then 
learned that H Vfv'.y oi Mvvuges and French 
were m thu neigiiborliood. aad were m the 
Valley of the Juniata, boarrojaoi, one of 
thectiiets ot tiie Iroquois, warntu live Eiig- 
li-'h to wucidraw, and counseled tnem to re- 
turn bj the E'.st bram-h of the Sr.-que- 
hanna. The Eiiglish did. in effect, with- 
draw, but in place of taking their rente by 
the thore of tne East Branch they followed 



the shore of the West Brancn, fell into an 
ambnscade of a party of French, who killed 
four of them. Flight saved four or five 
others of the ir.irty. 

"Immediately after the aHair, an English 
tridtr li.Lvin : hi rived at Wyoming, another 
v.i: :; 1,1 ;■■. r ' ' ' , = dd to them that 
iL-, ;, , . ]• iley v7ho had killed 

;,! , ; ;, .1 vengeance would 

;., i ,1, ,, , ; .lion. This indis- 

,; , • ... I among these 

I ,. ... ' . . -c'uble at Wyom- 

1 . i . ting the English 

il .... ^ ... :. . :■ ' '.. ''11 the other side 
tl. ■ ll-ArA .'.„ ' •' !' '- as-emblage of 
savagfs as a lir-i -' ; - . n.rh ;.iniounoed a 
disposition to c..i; ' '• ;.' 1..11;. Con- 
se(inent!y, witl.o.r'. ■■ ■ ' 'articular 

iiilormat;!),!, <,r u. ,i: .: . .1 : i • 'itlawares 
should attack him, they ,-,ei/.ed all those who 
were established in the Colony, and arrested 
tlicm to the number of 23'J persons of every 
age and sex. 

"One of these prisoners having escaped, 
spread the news among his compatriots, 
and informed them of all thai had taken 
place iu Pennsylvania. They redonblod 
their watchfulness, and on all sides there 
was nothing but preparation for war. In 
the meantime four English deputies to 
treat with tho Indians on the uiisunder- 
-;-T di;,;-, 'ir!'v-d :it Wyoming, where they 
:• . ■• -- ■■••■i...\ in council. When they 
I ..;: their mis.-iuu and agreed 
, , I . . ,1, , of accommodation, the 

;;.■,. 1, ._ ,.i J ;: 1 I -caped from prison, see- 
ing Uj.u the Dclawaits were ready to ao- 
quiesce in the demands of the Enclish, 
cried otit: 

"Give no faith to what tho-^e people say to 
you' They have no other de.-ign than to de- 
ceive you — to make you their prisoners, or 
to put yon to death at tiie edge of the 
Bwordl" Iniuiedi.dely the savages, inter- 
rupting th(_ c 1.: :i . liipod to their feet 
and killed ."■ - 

"Since '.'•.'■ :.:.!<, . 'ai s.ivages ceased 
not to ri-. :. ' :':•- and the most 

(r;:.h''-:i ■■ ,■ ■, . , • •(■•■■■i' lly distin- ■ 
<:.■■■■•'.:■ I ' ■ '■'!'■': October, 

1', , . ' ■ — . : 1 .'. kind in 

1,. : , ... / . .: - ; . ; a parallel 



"At Gn;iu.ii!.i.iteu, a ~niall e.-t.dili^hment 
of Moravians, in the county of Northamp- 
ton, the inhabitauls, peacefully assembled, 



Tin: ijisTOiucAL luxouix 



Bopred williont di^^quiet. These ferocioDs 
eufju.i..:,, iii.der cover of a iiiKi.t a^ di'.rk h': 
the dMi^ru ih.it couducttJ tiam, Jidviinrcd 
^vitboi;l noi.c, surpri~fd tiiem, takiut; thtir 
Bcr.lpti niid putting c-verylhing to the ih'.me~. 
When tho next day appt-artd it offi-rtd to 
tho Bight notliiuK butthfi cshci of thftcorr?es 
of the nnfortniiato ,Mor:ivuiu:< confoiiiid-d 
with thope of Ihc-ir hon-os, thtir provi?ioQ?, 
and a mnltita.K ui iir>ri.tLi .■ai;li/." 

Here ioWos: :. .: ': -irveral most 
brntal and hi : •: crts at tjie 

Great Cove ill I . : i ...iiiity, at 'i'al- 

pehocken in i; ;: i .,i;;,; .. .-.i Miuifink.~, 
eto., at close of -nliich i-s the toilowing state- 
ment: 

"A chief of tho Delaware?, naineJ Cjiptp.in 
Jacobs (from whom Jacobs' Flnm? in Uy- 
omini; arc named i, wa-; iirincipally distm- 
gnishcd iu tiiefo uicur^ion-;. At I'hilade!- 
phiaa price was put iiinj:i hi- head, as well 
as those of several oiher ctiiefs."— Chap. 
xiii. 

ThisECConnt of a meeting in the natnre 
of a Treaty of Peace, at Wyoming in 175ri, 
and the taking of ■i;i3 of the Dflaw?.re- pr-- 
oners; also tlie killini: of tho ioor Kiii.-li-h 
deputies, I have not tumid in the history of 
Pennsylvania. I wonldlike to have >ome oiif 
give me a reference to sune oth.?r i.nthontj 
where it may be fonnd. I suspect the l.nca- 
tion of those transactions at Wjoojirgisa 
mistake. They may have tiiken V'lace in .-om.e 
other locality, but 1 think not here. Jf in 
this locality, 1 would like a vouchc-r for t!;em. 

About ten or twelve J ;-ars ii^-o I \,-:i~ told 
by the late Hon. Jusrj-h \\ . C-.k..', ihU in 
1755, a considernbU- body of Indni.s raiU 
French came to ^mi '.rnnkin to n: -I.e i.n at- 
. tack on l-'ort .^nr-c-la, aud tncaniptd oi; liiw 
hill tothe norlhi a.-t of that i'urt. While 
lying there makiui; ri-connoi = -;inc.-> i.repa- 
ratory to the ;itt.ii-K. a. shn-wd and ^klllful 
blacksmith in the r ort co'_ie-;Tc-d the idf a of 
makiuB a qnantity of cr.,w fiei, an iiuple 
ment of iron bavins four to-s about 1'',' 
inches long, sharp a.t the pomtaud barctd. -o 
arranged that when tirniv.-n npo" th- „-:.i':'jd 
one of th'-se points always stood n:-, ai^d wj-.s 
in position to penetrate the foot of m^in or 
beast tliat misTht tread ni")U it. Tbr-e were 
Bowed about the fort at a proper distance, iu 
a belt of two or thr' .■ rods v.ide. 

Theday of atta.-k till dl?. ■j-.!!ie. ar.d the 
Indians and tneir i'r^i.ch aides ra-l e i 
tipon the fur; w:t(i .1 ■ d.-rdn^ ielis. W h-n 
the Irdip.;:; -, .r' , ! tho belt of cnnv i^-tt 
their n-- i .-•• i leet wire p', ne'.r.itrd 

with t; . i- I • . Sitting down to draw 
these bill. ; , , - •'•im ;b ir feet, thf y in 
many e I I , \,. .-..d t .■■ sit^idion ri".;!>- a- 
nDComfoiiablc for th> ir si- nt~ <s it h-.d b,i-ii 
for their feet. Ti:e att'ck wa= s'ls- 
pended by reason of tins .~tran;;y device, and 
while the Indians were freeing themselves 



from the enibarr.assinent occnsir 
volleys stf r.m-l^etry were i" r 
from tilt- fort. They iir- 
froai the attack and returi.. 

'J'tiO'isi'.nds of these cru.. 
been found in th" Incalitits ■,. ;.u 
strewn on this ocoasiou. 

SxtunE 

Wj oming, July 23, 1887. 



■J he .Meleoi 

Thr> followincr i 



lower of 1833. 

sting reminiscence is 
senttheRtcoi-.DbyH. C. Wilson, formerly 
a Luzerne County resident, now a Knox 
County farmer living in Mt. Vernon, O. : 

In .l~:i3 I AH- livin>,' with Pierce Butler, 



.i:.i-d 



:>SI, 



uolhiuij was set. on tire, wiien I went in ar.d 
awoke Mr. Butler, who got np 
and came out, and like myself, 
was badly scared at first. 

Ho went and awoke his wife while I awoke 
all the rest of the family, consisting of hired 
rrien, one old eolcrtd woman and a -Vi-s 
!' : "iV ' ! .. ", \ . l.a'.er was the only 

■ •: :. ' • . -!ie said that she 

^ I 1 ; . v.int away in th->t 

ii .:.■.. r f.ri-v II,. • ,; . i;ut the Old colored 
«i)ni Li, .Viiiii itL,',! i-'iiiiie,got down on 
ner knee^ and commenced praying, and 
such a prayer you never heard, at least I 
never did and she prayed for all of us. I 
was young and got to lan^'hing, for which 
1 got a scolding. But there was 
ano.her lady iu the hou.se ^h'l was 
also praying and every few minutes 
would ask if •.nything was on lire yet. 
The shower lasted until after dnyli^ht. 
We could -ee them falling through t.-iC Mpi le 
trees out in the yard. It was a benutitul 



•Vlori. ■ 

IVck. 1 ,:; ' • . • : 


• .'' .'., v."^- 


he told liie ti'it hu leid liL'M 
self, anu would lather have 
than mis-eii .Seeing the sitdil 
.Nov., a little abont Anm 
She was as good an o!.).. 


lust titty dollars 

'- P-gL-y Prime. 
' o ..- f-ver !ivi-d 


— gordm every v. ;. 
Ol.l, Hndus.:dlo, . . 


: '■ -"n.'herold 


age atioiit twice :t y 

slave iu tho Butler i.:i.:'i, i 


I to be a 



THE II/ST()l!l('AL !fi:rnn 






Wilkyn-lSdrro lifl 

[(.ottiTto tho K.'.it. r J 

In my reminiscences of the \Vjfnui;ii,' 
VHlloy, 111 1837, your joiirr.iil brouglit uw 
to Wiikti.s-jJiiire atid platx-J uiO iii v. Very 
kind iiud lio. (.il ■.blf tmnily for tbo uiyl.i, 
tliut of iicv. John D.ji raL'O'.', Uk-I' llie I'.e^- 
bytcrian uiiuister, iiLil Uviiis,' on Northainp. 
ton Sucet wlieru Amb liiokttl-i now reside-;.. 

On uiy Jirrival lit W i!l:e--I3Mrre I wk^ 
wnrnily grtfrted by Rev. Or. Mny, rector ut 
St. Stephen'o CUarcli and afii.-rwaid.-i f-iro- 
ft.-isor ill lilt Kiiiseopal Theoiogicul 
Sf-rni' 17> ",' \'yuuiria. I becouin ac- 
qu"i,' ' .1! ]• M ly at i*vt!^town and wo 
Duv( r •: . I ! . : Vb Ciirirt ia ttiu Wyom- 



i-nt 



Befu 
and th; 
abiriU 
Bote a 



■ton, of whicii. 
vc yonr reader- 
rt Kock. I mn-t 
.■-;fd one. la 



Of to-day, the- \\ ilUe.s-Barre of 50 ye r? 
ago waa bnt a village. i)a 

the I'ablic Sqoare where tl-e court hou:;e 
now lifts it-itioMf- '•■'.'!,-r. w-^ a church edifice 
of w>jod oci'Li, '■ I - ■ : ■ 11! common by 

twodeuomni. -; and Pre-bj - 

terian— who C.-; : ■ r, [.crfect unity, 

and in due tr:,i . Ii ... \'t: .L.am and Lot, 
amicably fopar-itcd. 

There v.-ert) only four brick houses in the 
town: The tjlouam mansicn on Public 
Square, now occupied by Broxn'- bookstore: 
the Perry mau.-iion at the corner of Main 
aud Northampton Streets: a buildius; ou 
.Main butween the [Square aud XoriharLploa 
Street, we^t side, near where Wood's build- 
ing i-; the Holler back ir.ac.-ion at corner 
of P>iver and Market. Two of these land- 
marks have disappeared in the progre.=iS of 
improvement. 

The name of Siocum i,= suiigf stive of much 
old-time local hi-tory. I did not know liie 
elder Slocum, but his wora:y descendant?, 
m.i.'.t of wlioin have pa.-sid away, are well 
known and will no', sojr. b= forgotten. I 
should ;■, .i t.i ■ ; -Luted to tiiei nacc spot 

cai.i-r, ! I . 1. lians. In- sp.it aud 



It i-i fomewhut -trinyn lu.Lt t^-ort'e M. 
HollMiback anu Cd. Charles Diirrance 
should have been such able succe.-siul busi- 
ness men, for thej were broU;4ht up a- L;en- 
tlemeu's sons and se.vtd 1.0 special apptcn- 



lie.-hip in bi.-i,i- -1 (r^driiue;. Geori.'o Uol- 
!■. ^:.i: >. . ., ■:. I ii .iiier of young mou 
I' I'l I.'- . . I' , !u turn were [Kiod 
; ' I I ^.'l ii .ung these were /iba 

Ii ■ r.,!t, N 1, . ,. I |; : ., r, C. F. Roets, U.J. 
I'iiek -lul :, Xt. ri.ili.ps who became n 
P'lrlner of .Vu-. i licl.". .-vll are living except 
Mr. nennttlflud .Mr, Phillips. 
The aijcu -eiiieiil-'- of the day v/ere mora 

inij wli;>". : . ■ ■ . . , I ' '. I ':, 1.1 .■ mMm.u 
was enj 1, , ■ i -, : , . ■ -.ilv. 

1 oflici.r.r ■ . ■. •,. ;. r. ■ Ml. ", :..,1 i.y iho 
first eh.,--, ui joiui- le.M'le anu m.-tead of 
danciut! Ihey .utecUunuJ themselves with 
rnstio pastimes that would find little favor 

Prices of labor and prices of produco^were 
very low. Men earned less than a dollar a 
i!ay. Uome.stics sometimes worked for fifty 
Ceut.s s week, paid in store pay. Wheat was 
h.-:nled to Easlon by wagon or sled aud. sold 
there tor lifty cents a bushel. 

Judge Scott had laid down the sceptre and 
Judge ConyDi,'haiQ took it up. Jndije Geo. 
W. Woodward was entering the arena and 
was making him.self a n:ime as ndelecrato to 
the convention at ilarrisburg for amending 
Ihi- Cou.ititation. 

Dr. Tiiomas W. Minor had the practice in 
the same faiiiilies that Dr. Mayer now has. 

Feiv splendid eiiuipages were seen in the 
Btretts. 

That coal was fuel had been proved, but 
lands and lots were br,ii.-tii :it,,i cold without 
much reference '.!' 11 -1,1 l...iieath the 
surface. Here:'.!-' ' ', ile wnking 

up as to tho real , . ■ il, a value 

which in our daj 1- .. il".., .iid.doUars or 
more an acre. 

1 passed over to Kingston to occupy my 
field of labor aud wars kindly received. Bat 
my tlr-^t Sabbath w.:is a jjloomy one. I 
preached in the old academy which stood 
where is how tho residence of .Mr.^. Mary 
Rejuolds. Tliere were pre-eut 15 or 20 
men and perliaps 40 women and children, 
who seated Ihem.-elvo.s among the desks aud 
writing bojks. The etlect waa somewhat 
discouraaini;, but thin^^s brightened np 
and soon after I preached a sermon 
from the text "My sheep hoar my 
voice and I know them and they 
f->llow me and I give them eternal life." 
TlussvTLS tlie bfi^innint,- of bettor days and 
from that tii-^e on the work continued to 
prosjifcr. k cliurch building was erected two 
or three years alter my couiing. The rea.^on 
it had not u-'-en a'-c.)mpli-hed before was 
th It thi~ p.-eiichii.;,' plac- had no pa-tor, but 
wa- only an out: 0.-.1, visited at intervals by 
niii'.is'ers from Wilkes. Rarre. The church 
was built ex-iotiy like the wooden church 
occupied by tho Pre^byleriaus lu Wilkes- 
Barre. The co.-t wa.. nineteen hundred dol- 



THE in^ioiucAL i:i:coi:i). 



lars iiud tho buildor wss Mr. Maroi\ Of 
course tlio contractor lorl mouuy l)ut i bo- 
lioTO the (lefJeuucy wbs inado nji by the cou- 
grCKiihoc. 

Not louy fitter tlicre was a prccions re- 
vival Mid tho cougrcKfttion wr.^ luticli 
Btrengthened by the access of the Shoe- 
maker family wlio were uominally Metlio- 
dieta before. 

I preached tliree fourth? of iny time ni 
Kingston aud 111 r f> : ii,!''),- !■ ■ ■■ ■'■■.;.. i 
ticoke. My ■ ,.; . i ' . i ■' 

year, and K:."i* 

tion, gave buc' .; ,, m . .^, . ■ ; , . ■ :: i 
the week I prv.n'i" li ai !';> i..v,.i,.. i'li; ii^;;, 
Sloonii: Hollow, vnow bcrautouj, Nortli- 
inorelaud, D:iUa3, Trucksville and LehmHii. 

I perved tho Kingston church as pastor for 
Bevcii o- fi:-l:t ;.. :-^nrd it wa? as prosper- 
ous tl -1 .- 1, 1 iiOiT. I subsequently 
pativ! .i:-.\ in Plymouth and 

ant!.: - i there. It was dedi- 

cated I'i i>r. I- J - r, 1 also gathered a con- 
greEatiou in LarksviUe, where under my 
ministration a house of worship was built. 
E. Hazaed SnowiiiiN. 

Was Arnold Interesteil in Wyoming-.' 

Not long ago our recent townsman, Mr. 
Harry Colt Butler, now of tho Dnrau;:o 
(Ool.) Idea, addressed the following inter- 
esting letter to the Ricord: 

While in conversation with Mr. McCloud, 
the Register of tho Durango Land Ullice, I 
learned that he was a native of Norwich, 
Conn. He was qnito familiar with the early 
history of the Wyoming Valley, espc-cially 
that portion of the history relating to the 
troubles between the I'enii.syWania and 
Conuecticnt claimants to thslMnd. Ho also 
informed me that he had in his possession a 
deed cigned by Benedict Arnold couvojinga 
portion of land in the valley to his sister, 
but that tho document had passed out of his 
possession. He also spoke of a ccrt.tin land 
company formed by errly C'>nneciK'iit capi- 
talists in which ArnolU was iiitCTf-ted. As 
1 had never heard of .■i.nju.ft's onneciiuu 
with the Wyoi'.ii:.- \:.': ;. li .fore and had 
seen nothint; I . . . :. : .r.i to thein.at- 
ter, I oonclu.a a ; ■.' ; - ;: . Ihnd stninhted 



rth mid by writing to the librarian you 



on 



Co.N.s 
July -SI 
you Vl: 



elset.jt... 1 ■'■.u inform-.tion. he i- 

thoioii^iilj 1 u ;. a ii. the early hi-tory of 
Counucticut ai.d pa— lonately fond of anti- 
quarian researcli. I'erhaps the item is of 
no historical vaiae bnt I send it for what it 



iiu.ART, Hartford, 

;. lu U'tT.rd to the 
lyc 



well know, two •.■..■a :. . I la Con- 

necticut tor M-llin,; i ■:■' i.i.' ntider the 

N. „■ \.tr\ . 'Ihc-so v.^-if iiie ..a-riaehannn 
r ., • : ^^.^■ iJi-laware Co. llio records of 
i ; . . r are now m the library of the 
( . : . ...lit Historical Society in this city. 
)i..j ..ri.- in several volume-, and having 
but-ii carefully put away and forgotten by 
the aged sec:etary of the society, now dead, 
were for sonif j ears supposed to have been 
lost. Of the Delawara Co. not much is 
known. Mr. McCUond while liviug here had 
one volume of its records, a register of 
deed-, which came into his hands wnen a 
mere lad in Norwich. 1 have seen this book 
but am ignorant as to where it may be at 
present. Air. .'I'cClond very probably had 
other papers of the Delaware Co. which he 
did net I r.--i^rve and which have long ago 
gnn 'off , • rmUl. 

V - ; : 1, of both companies were 

i;. • ' , •. : iiii ta^-teru Connecticut, i. e., 
tl.i . .: .'.uidhamand New London, 

aial a- L.. .i-i ii-Ad shares or rights for specn- 
lative purfos.s and witiiout intention of 
theinifclvf- settling in Wyoming, it is likely 
euoa;;h that Arnold may have been inter- 
ested in oi;e of them: bnt I do not now re- 
aienibc-r wriethsr his name appeared in Mc- 
Cloud's book or not. 

ClIAr.LKS J. UOADLY. 



The History of Hnutiustou Valley 
Mrs. JL L. T. Hartmau is now arranging 
for tho publication in book form, with 
numeror.s additions, the Huntington Valley 
hi-torio-d articles published in the Shick- 
siiinny /.-.■Ao la-t year. The volume will 



t-d f,ii 



The South H-s 



rn pre- 



louf.d in H;'.ni-..i i ,;. 1.- ■ ^,'1. (.'o. 

Tti" speciiiier.s cra-;^ ui a aa.af.lui -(ear 
head over ten itich- - in hjugth, an Indian 
rtoce tomah-iwk and 30 perfectly shaped ar- 
row heads of different make. 



TllK Ill.^TOUJCAL VJ'.COIW. 



OOUKi'V COM> 



iioxrr.s. 



Col 



ComplKto List <.f from 11!H, T<.s<ll,cr 
Willi the ScVKiKl ClciKrtof llic IJoanl- 
A llltlKT'.o i i,in,l,ii-l„u i.l,;. 

Wo are ind I'.. ! n i . iri -c-ut Lii.TirJ of 
County Coii . ; ■ ;li(- !■c^llowillf 

list, takeu fru,. , .ii ■ .-iMue liavim,- 

hitherto lit \vr I - :- ; : ,. .■ u: 

1704— Jesro lull. Al. M'.MJtr Jauipsou. 

17;ir)-(; -- Joliu Philliijs, Jolm Jenkins, 
Tl.omHS WriRlit. 

lyOO 1— Lnwrenco Mjers, E. Blackmail, 
Thoraiis \Vri<;hl. 

ISOU— !•:. BlBckmnu, Aruold Colt, ((livor 
Pctlebons. 

1801— Avnokl Colt, Kzekiel Hyde, Oliver 
I'ettebone. 

1805— Oliver Pettoboiie, Bc-nj^miu Dor- 
rauce, E. Ujde, KU-aztr Blackmiin. 

1806— E. Blackmun, B. Dorrance, Elislia 
Harding. 

1907— B. Dorrance, E. llardiiif;, H. Tiff- 
any. 

1808 — E. Harding, H. Tiffany, James 
Wheeler. 

1809— H. Tiffany, J.Whtoler, Benj. Perry. 

Peleg Tracy was clerk of the board from 
1804 to 1803. 

1810-Benj. Perry. Thos. Welle?, Xoah 
Wadhams, Samnel Bowman. 

1811— B. Perry, N. Wadhams, Thomas 
Phrk. 

1813— B. Perry, N. Wadhams, .\biel Fel- 

loWB. 

1813— Cornelins Cortright, Xapthali Harl- 
bQt, Abiel Fellows. 

1814— N. Harlbnt, C. Cortright. Benjamin 
Carey. 

1815— C. Cortright, Beuj. Carey, Jr.mes 
Reeder. 

1810— Benj. Carey, James Reeder, Lord 
Butler. 

Jesse Fell was clerk of the board from 
1810 to 1816. 

1817— Lord Butler, James Reeder, L-=aao 
Hartzell. 

1818-Lord Butler, I. Hartzell, E. Shoe- 
maker. 

Arnold Colt was clerk of the board in 
1817 and 1S18. 

1819-E. Shoemaker, I. Harlzell, Cyrus 
AvBry. 

1820 — E. Shoemaker, C. Avery, Joel 
Rogers. 

1821 — C. Avery. Jool Rogers, Samuel 
Yost. 

1822-Joel Roger--, Samuel Yost. Ueze- 
kiah Parsons. 

182;^- Samnel Yost, U. Parsons, Suubeu 
Butler. 

1824— H. Parsons, Steiiben Butler, ElisIia 
S. Potter. 

182.")-S. Butler, E. S. Potter, Deodat 
Smith. 



-v.. S. Poller, D. Smith, Arnold 

LS27-1). Smith, A. Colt, John Bitten- 
bender. 

lS:iS-A. CoK, John Riltcnder, Isaac Har- 
ding. 

lb'2;^-J. Billonbender, I. Harding, Wm. 
Sfiitlar.d. 

18;.10-L Harding, Win. Swcthmd, Corne- 
lius Cortright. 

Jesso Fell was clerk of the board from 
181'J to 18J0. 

Ibai— \Vm. Swetlaud, C. Cortright, Jacob 
RamtiHCh. 

1832-— C. Cortright, J. Rsmbach, Lumau 
Ferry. 

1833— J. Uambach, Luman Ferry, Joseph 
Tnttle. 

E. Carey was clerk of the board from IKil 
to 1833. 

1831— L. Ferry, Joseph Tuttlc, Sebastian 
Sybon. 

183a— Joseph Tnttle, S. Sjbort, Samuel 
Saylor. 

Thomas Myers was clerk of the board in 
1534 and ISC. 

1?3(;— S. Svbert, S. Saylor, Jolm Fassett. 

It37— S. Saylor, Jolm Fassett, Wm. 
Koon-i. 

1838 — John Fassott, Wm. Koons, Gorton 
Wall. 

1839— Wm. Koons, Gorton Wall, Philip 
Yost. 

1840— Gorton Wall, Philip Yost, Niithaniel 
Cottrill. 

Chester Tuttle was clerk of the board from 
1836 to 1840. 

1841- Philip Yost, N. Cottrill, Thos. Ir- 



:has. W. Potter • 



rk of the board in 



18t2~N. Cottrill, Thos. Irwin. J. Bens- 
ooter. 

1843 — J. Beascoter, Jno. Rosencranse, Jr., 
Thos. Irv.-in. 

1^41— J. lisnscoter, J. Rosencranse, Jr., 
E Ct.-mberliii. 

K.lsvard Dolph was clerk of the board from 
lel2to 181 1. 

isi.j— J. Rosencranse, Jr., E. Ghamberlin, 
Charl.-s Berry. 

1846— E. Cbamberlin, C. Berry, Philip 
Meixell. , 

1847— C. Berry, P. Jleixell, Ira Branson. 

1818— P. Mtixell, I. Branson, Robert 



t-li> -I. Branson, R. Eiton, Jacob Be- 

ker. 

b-")!)— Robert Eaton, Rowland Richards, 



Isaiah Stiles. 

Jartd R. Baldwin was clerk of the board 
from 18 1.') to Ib.'yj. 

1801— L. H. Lifts, Isaiah Stiles, R. 
Hatchins. 



•I'lF. IllSTOUlCM. I;K<-iiI; 



1853— Isaiah Stilep, R. Hntchins, I'eter 
Wintir. 

lSr>3- -I!. UutchinB, I'ctcr WiLt.r, Al.ra- 
hftmSuiitii. 

ChtsttT Tattle was clerk of the board from 
1851 to 1853. 

1851— PBler Wiuter, A. Smith, Dauiel 
Voil. 

1855— A. Smith, D. Vail, Silas Dod^ou. 

185G— U. Vail, S. Uudsoii, \V. A. Tubh:^. 

1857 -S. Dodson, \V. A. Tnbbs Beiij. F. 
I'fouts. 

lesa-W. A. Tubba, B. F. Tfoats, Jlo. C. 
Duiiniug. 

1859-B. F. Pfoats, J. C. DunuiDfj, John 
Blanchard. 

18«J0— J. C. DnnuiiiB.J. Blanchard, Dauiel 
Rambaoli. 

1801 -John Blam-hard, D. Kambach. 
Samuel Vaughn. 

18U;J— D. Rambaeh, S. Vauphu, Nathau 
Kochpr. 

1803— S. Vanglm, N, Kochtr, Stephen 
Devenport. 

Cha«. T. Barnnm was clerk of the board 
from 1855 to 1803. 

180-1 — N. Koeher, Stephen Devenport, 
lliiah A. Gritman. 

18G5-S. Devenport, U. A. Gr.tman. Wil- 
liam Wolf. 

1800— U. A. Gritmau, W. Wolf, William 
Frauck. 

1807— W. Wolf, W. Francb, W. W. Smith. 

1808-W. Franck, W. \V. Smith, MK-hael 
Reber. 

1800— W. W. Smith, M. Raber. B. F. 
Louder. 

Stonbon Jenkins was clerk of the board 
from ISO! to 1809. 

1870— M. Raber, B. F. Londer, G. W. 
Bailey. 

Steuben Jenkins and Geo. M. Na^le were 
clerk of the board in 1870. 

Ib71-B. F. Louder, G. W. B .licy, Cl.as. 
F. Hill. 

1872-G. W. Bailey, C. F. Hill, A. J. Wil- 
liams. 

1873— A. J. Williams, C. F. Hill, K. Ger<- 
bacher. 

George M. Naele was clerk of the board 
from lb71 to }b73. 

1874 and Ib75-A. J. Williams. H. Ger?- 
bacher, N. Sibtrt. 

P. F. Lynch was clerk of the bc.'.rd in 
1871 and 1>7.-). 

It'll-., 1- ::. -M l-:~-N'.N.DL-an, Samuel 

lanr :iM.; i . t - .l .;!■,,.. 

H r. I, ,:, ,,f the board in 1870. 

1871', !■■ ., .:, ! lt.^1- L. C. Dane, 
Stephen 'I unib icli, Jiuucs D. Hams. 

S. k. Wiiitebread was clerk of the board 
from 1877 to 1S3I. 

1882, IK.^3 ai.d 18S4-Thos. V.'. Haines, 
Casper Dbe.'dorfer, Henry VHr..~c.i\ . 

S. A. Whitobread and U. W. sJ.ir.-h were 



clerks nf the board in 1,S83. H. W. Search 
was clerk ot t:,.- \-iy.v..\ in 1883 and 1881. 
lH-'.-,,l,--r,. ,■,,:,! l>--.7-nK>s. W. Hainea, 

l;ol,(. r. 1{, .1,11. -on istheproB.nt clerk and 
has Ulled the po-iliou since ISSh. 



The r.:ur8 Keuuioi 




•le siirvivo 


rs of the fi3d : 


Pennsylvania 


iiiteurs, ri 


isidinc in this virinili. hold 


r annual 


reimion on tho 


Dallas fur 


Uid S.i.l. 


lu. There we. 






ruber of veterans. 


, One nf 'the 


ci-ot the 


nieetinsj was to raise s-iOO to 


ird, I recti 


na a moDumeut on the tit Id of 


■ ;,' '.'^ ■ ■' 


' ■'''■/■'/ 


-ting of .sur- 
i.i -...rio field 
.!.:-« 8200 
. !:,.. Sl.oHO 
..1:1 of .>200 
..u, of this 


:1.\ :.LiJ ol 


1 >..i:'jrd,iy tho whole of the 


l.I,t WilS pi 


.J .red. 






d-.>- a Mihstarti 


al ireal was 


•a by lliel 


■-..l!-.^ i.r Diiia-, ! 


iM'l'uiing not 


Ihu u ii .1 




k and baans, 
Ai;er diu- 
1.'. a very 


• IlUUi' . ' . 




I ] 'alias and 



l.ri-fut. A number of speeches were made, 
.■^moufj thoie who addressed the fathering 
bii!,- G,-n. E. S. O.-borne, Hon. H. B. 

t ■.. - :. . ' l-i. ■ I'M ; i;.-cesf. Moore, of 
■■''■!:;- . : ^ 1 \!!red Darte. Tho 
^ -■ ' .'^' and enjoyable 

, 1'.-^ ....;v.,.n.i .i..V.;ur, of Co. F, 53d 
llt-muieut P. v., Were I'resent: 

Capt. Jacob itice, Capt. Isaac Howell, 
Lieat. Martin W. Anthony, Lient. Lester 
liacfc, Geor^^e W. Towmp-on, Al-^xander 
P.-estou, Wm. Richards, Elilme Dimoa, 
Char!.-.s Ohrispell, K. L. Whitney. Wm. 
H. Jack-on, p,,ttr Cnl[), E. L. Hoover, 
.-^. D. Iliin:. J,.|,M WiUon, Jacob Delay, 
-'•'! 11 . ■■ Ainos Pool, Wm. Hocken- 
'■■:■.'■ '■'■'•■:. O. L. Roushey, Jabis 
■I ■ ' . iirry, JamesCrulip. .Able 

'■r ■ .. .i ■ Si, i-i,t.r, Henry Case, Nelson 
C.i-.., l..i:/i. ; MctJiund. 

1- ..il ) ■■■\Ui^ IS a list of comrades from other 
or- ..n-,;; itiou-.- G^u. E. S. O-borre. Capt. 
Allrcd U.irte. P. Pcr.-is^o, I77th V. V : .John 
I. .\iini,r.4!i.h P. v.: O. S. Garnttl,7ih Pa. 
Cav.; J. H. Shook, 1st Pa. Ii. Art,: K. B. 
^\ii.ion. 18;ji Cav. ; Tom P. lierrinffer, 
143d P. v.; S. F. Uocers. 2(131 P. V.: 
John F. Go!.ldsmuh. lij~th P. V,: Chester 
Kii-worth. !J7c-i P. V.; Pidlup Tamaroat, 
2o3J 1'. v.: J. K. Gulp, 1-t Pa. L. Art.: Wm. 
Sits. 2;n' I'a. h. Art : Samuel Storry, !t7th 
P. v.; Mat Coberi, M;Jd P. V.: Charles Knn- 
kle, 143 1 P. v.; S K. .Sn.ll, l-iHd P. V- 
Charles Dimon, 177th P. V.; J.ime-. M&^ 



TlIK lUSTOrJCAT. UF.Conh. 



Gniro, 203dP.V.;\;iil. ,, , i;;i 


:■' ,1, 1 Kid P. 


v.: Charles lloov, r, 1 ;: : < 


> , viu-hael 


Rothor. U3d 1'. \ : 


• oDVPr, 


U:ii V. V. ; Csipt. D. .1 


111', v.; 


Jjaren Dexter, l*-lii i. \ ; ' '. 


. / .i-:th 


P.V.; Chiirle-^H. H >l',: . 


(■ .: i;.!i:ih 


Kiehardc, 0th Ph. V.-.-. : : , 


rowp. 


20:UIPn. Cav.jS. / !■ . : 


1 ' 1 '.'. ('iiv.; 


Sfinar! V r,^- :■-.■. , : 1 , 


.-: Henry 


H-ui,!'!' 1-1 1 ', , . :. 


Auiiklis 2J 


Fa. i.. \ ■ . -■■ ;' -' ■. .1, 1 


1.5th N. Y.; J. 


W. J',.,' . !■ -■ \ '. . : .. Al 


t.iSimouBel- 


las, i"!;:: >.. V.: :.u-l ^:::,;.. 




A Itolic of Pii.m-c-r I.lfc J 


;ot«v<rc(l. 


[Honr='I.i!o Iniipprndi. 


T.t.l 



lioiiM.^^i 1 . -■ . I- ,. ..•.■!, • •.■ : ■ . ...■ 

attacked l>y ihs ii,.., .;. ; 

were finally dnveu 1.,., i . - :i 

afterward abandon'. il ;,. I- ,.:,■:.'. .1 
tradition ha.s snrvivfd t:.,.t U.^j :.a^v. iMu 
a well, within thj cijoio.-iare, ?. qu:>utity of 
tools and other things which they were un- 
able to csrry away; and the well was after- 
ward filled up. Kc-ccutly, Nathan and Albert 
Mitchell, natives ol Damascos, now resid- 
ing at Great Bend, in preparing for the 
celebration of the Susquehanna County cen- 
tennial, decided to fxi lore the old well in 
search of rtlici illustM;.:! ' :' - '..: ■luent of 
Wayne County. J. . '. '■ ■ Albert 

Mitchell, assisted by r . -en of 

Hon. T. Y. Bnjd, h;ivi!. : r- ;• .' \ , iho dirt 
from the well, st a depiii ut ei-altei! feet 
found an ax and a chutl; the toriner well 
preserved, but the latter ne.irly eaten ap by 
rnst. The ax, with the crumhlm^ remains 
of a helve, about thirty inches long, weighs 
five pounds and two ounces. 

Konvirkable SAv.inn .if Hies. 

JndtjpE. I- 1);mi^ -r.l c ■ ; . ; ■ „ri, of 
Wilkes-lx;rre. a:!d r. I' li ,. '. .Mikhan- 
Bock, went up io m ■ • _ . . : a;rday, 

Aoji. "-JT .i>.d I'.n .ti i ... 1 - ■ i, i'hey 
caught about thiny Ui-l b. ._-.-.- . ....iJ.uuHOch 
Nexc A'j.: 

Our contemporary has nais.sed an impor- 
tant ff.-.ture of th» trip. Durinsj thu last five 
miles of their nd'j Ihoy were enveloped in 
an immense STarm of white flies, which, 
when they saw at a distance, they thought 
was a snow squall. The insects shot out the 
view entirely cud the roners could make their 
way with ditticuliy. 'J he flies fell into the 
stream by tronsauds imd wereeat;eriy seized 
by the bass in iill directions. Jud^s Dana 
prououncts it the most wonderful swarm of 
insects he ever saw, and they were not at all 
familiar to him. 



UKrUi;l.ICAN C.4NDIDATKS. 

•ShctcliKB of the Jlon Nonilimtod oii tlio 
Lnzorni- County Ticket ou Sopt. 13, iit 
Wllkts-liariu. 

COUNTT TBEASUBEB. 
Charles Buell Mel7-er was born Nov. 29, 
l.;<JH,nt LewisburK.Union Co., Pa. Two years 
later his parents moved to Williamsport and 
removed to Wilkes- Barro in March,1818. On 
his father's side, ho is deaoeudent from 
liolland Dutch .-lock, who settled at Middle- 
towu, Pa., in the jear 1763, and his mother 
was a liiiial d-sceudaiit of John Alden. 
Charh-s wiis educated in the common schools 
of tills city and Wyoinini' Scininary at 
:.' ■ t'lii. ife learned tinM ■ ,. cf i : '■ r-(.r 

; :. f ither. Wlien tl- - : 

' 1 ! ,. - was issued by Pr^ ■ [ i - . j'u, 

.. ■ -vcond sergeant in !;,•■ ^'i .m :i::i;/ Ar- 
' . -. ■^, .■oinniaud.-d by the hae Cul. A. H. 
1 :, . v.iio had olicred its services to the 
. ..' ::i r of the State. The company was 
I ,:,-•. r(d into tlif service of the Unit-ed 
htate;. April 23, IbUl. lib was mustered out 
in .August and returned home, and be- 
ing an only son, and his mother objecting to 
his re-etdistment, he remamej at work until 
the call for the militia in 'ii2. He was or- 
derly sergeant of Capt. (now Jadiie) Wood- 
ward's Co. I, 3d Penn. After a cam- 
paign of 11 days they were dis- 
charged. Charles coalini.cl his trade 
until June, 1800, v.:,. ., t" ;.■ v. . > ■■.uother call 
for the State mil:; , ■ I ■ .i-nd asain 

with Capt. \Vou.i, : :.,-ted tirst 

lieutenant of Co. A, : t I •,;,. P:. Mayer was 
its colonel. After a sri va.-^lis' campaign 
the company was again mustered out. In 
February, le-G-l, having received his mother's 
consent, he euli-ted, with thirteen other 
\Vilkes-Barre bojs, in the -llh New York 
Heavy Artillery, who were stationed at that 
time at Fort Kthan Allen, in Virginia, where 
they ren.ained until some time in Match, 
when tney were or.l red to the front, their 
Colonel, John C. I'lduall, being made chief 
of artillery of the 2i .\rmy Corps. His regi- 
ment was in all the eugayemeuts from 
the Wildtrntss down to the capture of Gen. 
Lee. He, with his entire company (:i6 men 
and two commis^ioned ollicers) were cap- 
tured at Ream's Station, Va., .Aug. 20, 1864, 
and was confined in Libby and Belle Island 
prisons, but had the good luck to be paroled 
after a confinement ot srjme six weeks, and 
was mu.-tered out with his regimen iS'.-pt, 27. 

Ho was a member of llio \\ i!';>^ barre 
Fire Department Irom 1- ■ '." 1" '-■ ::!l.r,g 
.several stations with the ii, • ; • ■ rim, 
resigning as chief eugii:' 1 ' '.'■.'■•'■ 

He was mustered into 1,:, 1'.'. ■■, De- 
partment of Pennsylvania, in 1-rl. a id has 
filled the po=ition of qnartcrma=ter for three 



•/■///; iiisroincM. i:Ert)i;iK 



years uud oommaudcr of llie post for one 
yenr. 

Hnr'iir--,' I II;- • , t f .r f;vc voflrs <it 



oi couiouii'jf.ry. 

KtCISTKR OF WIULS. 

Tha Het'Ublicnii fUiudard bfarer for 
Register is Harry C. tJeck, of LohniHti. 
Mr. Heck wa-i born ill Lf>b,inoii Conntj, P"-, 

IbUr.. He PLTveil I! jears find 3 months 
duriiij; the late war m Die If.LU Key., P. W, 
Hs a member of IJaitory H, Lisiht Artillery. 
He made a mosi creditable war 
record, liwlast eu^at-emetit bein;; at Gettjs- 
burr. He i-lhr |.r,.i„!,.ii.r of Uie L-hmau 



that iH sure to be (oh. ii lor Harry Beck. 

COirNIY COMMISSIONERS. 

Cniit. Cyroi Straw was born itj Uazletonin 
18ay. Hewa.s a .-on of .\udiev,- Straw, a 
native of Lebanon County, wlio moved to 
Uazltton in WXk ('apt. Straw paf.sed h;^ 
yoaijfer years in the Butier Valley, whither 
his father had moved. He wa^ cd:ic,ited at 
the common sohools in Hutler 'J'i;wn<hin 
and in lt;o.') entereil the .'> joiniur; Seu.inarj 
andstudud there for n.',rly two j'ear.'i. He 
then taui,-ht .ichool in iinth'r. Ua/ie and Fn- 
terTownship.-! tor one term m e.ich. In l-i'.l 
he entered the army as a lieoteLaut in Co 
K. 8l5t Fa. Vols. Ho served with bravery 
and distinction uutil the ba'.tle of Antie- 
tam Feb. 17, 1SM2. in which c-trnu-ulo ne re- 
ceived a ganshot wound in the hip, and in 
186B was mustered out of the service on ac- 
count of disability, with the r.iuk of 
captain. Hfi returned to hi- home in 
the Butler Valley, ar.d for li.; mouths 
waa unable to stir around eiceiJt with 
crutches. He soon after entered into bu.-i- 
ness, carryin;: on an e:.',.usive trade in 
flour, f. .J, I; I . ".■:.■..,-;•_• .-i ^-n-t and 
saw n.i';. I,, i- _ ; - :r VMS "totally 

destr.r. . , 1 , : , . , ,.,.a ia ,.-^iin 

estahh :,.; •,. : ^ ..... i.:.-,m,,^s in"the 

luml.rr I,-,. , ,-. . ;,.. w„s -till enLMu'cd 

Bt their . ..; . , :,.,„ io ise olU-.-e of 
Com.t, I ) .; -Ill Ibrt, fi-ct which 

timeh. !:.- .-. ; .:. t.iis cicy. He was 

marri._d lu i- ; i, .-<;.rah H. Leach, of 
Scranton, dau-hter of Charles J.each, of 
Susquehanna. 

Harry Lvaus, of I'ltlston. is ono of the 
most popular yonnu' V.'olshmen of upper 
Luzerne. He wils lioru in Aberdarp. 
Wales, and will be :« yearR old 
in January next. He came to America 



with liis p.irontfl wlien only a few 
mouths old, (he ocean voyage beinr note- 
worthy by reason of the lent'lh-two 
monihs. .Mr. Kvau.s lias passed his life in 
Wyornin,; Valley. At 10 years of ace he was 
piciiiis; slate in a coal breaker and acquir- 
iuf; tlio rudiments of an education by at- 
tendini; ni-ht .school after his day's toil was 
ended. L.'der he attended the common 
schools f.f I'lttsion, the grammar 
tchool nr.d the hi.'h school, finishing 
with a (■■■.■(.11 . 1 , ] ,11.., at Wyoming Sem- 
iniiry lr...:i ' .■ ...luatedin l&T-l. 

l'*"*^''' ' • .1.. ■■■ i . evernl positions as 
ck-rk, b. ...■:. j... ,.., LL..et agent, etc. Dur- 
irf; Is^Li J.) he v.ai deputy tax receiver of 
rut-ton Ijorough and was the tirst man to 
settle his duplicates in their entirety and with 
oui iruuble. La-t spring he ran for borough 
■■ r:'r..i.d 'A : •. the only Republican can- 
> ■ ... 1 .iolly ran the Democratic 

-■.■'; ■■itingso popular a politi- 
' '■ ■ ' "■'" ' 1 rk James L. Morris bj a 
maj.jritj ot -Lis. He has been deputy warden 
of the county prison since last April. 

AUDlTOliS. 

(leoroe W. Kinu-r. nf s.v<.... Valley, was 

'','''■ " !' '' '.'.■•■.-' ■■ . "'(i ;'.>. theago 
'.'', ■ "■ ' ' ■" : . where his 



Hi J ear 
ler wa 
sm tha 



i th; 



thoc^'h lie |. . I •;.,■■; . ... ' '■"^.,,' '" 
wound. After Ih. v,:,r he -.v.-nt'iub. t'hrw 
t.er business in the western part of the State, 

Sr.rin' -'Tnl?.^-'" 1^^T'"A "' Fairmount 
hpriuq.^in I.-.?-. In lf-1 he was attending 
a OraiKl .V r :.:.,■,..,., ....^t at Bellefonte, 
llunJ'"'-' ' ' ' ■ 'Jthespinebythe 

'■;'.'"""■ •■ t. v.mch have since 

en.irel. w.. ., ., ■. .; „ „„ ^e havin- no 

nnable to t;et fr..„u point to point except by 
tlifc aid of crutches. '' 

c;u-'-!hl-'';''^'"';'"*.-^'"''^ ''"'' *'°'-" '^ 'his 
f f •„ ,^,' ',?""r,^*« i^^'^ ^'BO- Uis father 
l» Capt. iiutler Dil ey, well known through- 
out the^^oon y He is a grand-^on of The 
late Oliver Fsttebone, and related to the 



TIJK UISrOh-lCAL UKCOnD. 



Pettebone? looatrJ alor.;; 'he v.f=t .-.iilo of 

the Susiicehaiinu froi. i., • J'!;: -tou, 

portiousof thopiovuiii .:'■ ii urtu- 

pied Binoa before liic II i ■- ■ i.:..[..iug. 
Tho Dilk.j„ :.,-o i. \ . _;. i ; i:;. : J i:ll 
r.epiibliciiij.-. J lij luninnci: imu u; 'A ash- 
iugtoc city for a ini.ib.r ot jcarH, but the 
Crenter portiou of hi- lifi> li;-.s been ps?scti 
on the Oliver rtUibone home?tead, cc-ar 
Lnzerno. At present hp lives in Kingston 
Borough. Since littaimng his majority he 
has been an nctivci KepublicHo, always in- 
teresting him?frl£ in the confi;r-t9 and being 
on the side with the best men. He served 
two years in the county comraissiouers, 
oflice as assistant clerk, but atprtseut is en- 
gaged in the publication of the WMOininr] 
Valley Times, of which p:;per he is editor 
and business manager. He taught in the 
public schools for several terms. 



WTOJIING COAL MK.VSUKKS 



liter 



tlDB De 



by 



Geo 



llosiu a OuHrtcr of a .nUe Deep. 

Geographically, the Wyoming Valley ex- 
tends from Shickshinny to I'ittstoii; topo- 
graphically, it extends from Shickshinny to 
Scranton; geologically, it extends from 
Shickshinny to Carbondale, a distance of i)0 
miles. Its general appearance as viewed, 
lor instance, from Prospect Kock is that of 
8 spacious vale fading on both h^.r.ds into 
the ha/te of dist«nce. h'llui'i:;. 'lin'iy ^ii-eu in 
its northeastern e\trf"i.: ., ' ■• •■ S.ran- 
ton, and on tlie or; ■ 'nick- 

shinny. Theoneai.:; ., . • ■ .■ >- '-ape, 
when viewed by a gt.?:,,,; ■ i'i,_- ;".-ence 
of the Susquehanna Kiver as an 
element of the scenery. The course 
of the stream is entirely indepen- 
dent of the straiigraphical struc- 
ture of the region. It enters the valley at 
Pittston only after CGit.ng transversely 
through the mountains norin of that place. 
It then curves £jrit=c!f a dt^nltory course 
over the coal rceasnres as far as Nauticoke, 
where, passing through a notch m the con- 
glomerate, it enters the region of red shale, 
and continues in th'".! course uni-l at Shick- 
ehinny it again breaks at ri:;iit angles across 
the trend of the mouuti'.in ran;,-e. The 
height of the river above the level of the sea 
is about 540 feet. The mountaiu? eLoirclinxr 
the valley are from 1,330 to 2,000 feet above 
Bea level. 

The Northern Coal Field. C'nsistirg of one 
long concave basin, may be compared to a 
boat whose stem rests a little north of Car- 
bondalcand stern somewhat south of Shick- 
shinny, and whose gunwales are the ^N'iikes- 
Barre and Kingston mountains. The length 
of this canoe wovld be more than --'0 mile-^; 
the width atCarbondale, 1 mile: at Scran- 



ton, 4 miles and at Kinssloii, ."i.V< miles. 
Taking the .Maimiui;;i ;;.id to b.i tlie'ilo.ir of 
the boat, ils dcpih voiiM be 8(,'0 fei-t below 



The 



L.ed 



crops at slope Mo. ~, of tho Kingston Coal 
Co , and at the Hoileiiback Kloiu-, below 
Pro.-pect Kock, however, rises to the height 
of 755 feel above sea- Uvel, so that the real 
depth of ttif boat is I ,.575 feet. 

Theco::! I:v---r-- thrrn- •■!■: .-- -re ..nrv-.d 



Ulg Iim .- :r .... ,,•;■■. ■ - il 

every corj i, -i-i. , - . ' . . .1 

that Iher^ is a.-i -i ■ ■:■,,. i,,.; 

ridge of mount.;:;. . . , . > : > ,i 

stone, while bet'.v , ■ :.. ru 

is a thick bed o! M .•- I' ■•'.■ .:.• ,: ■• ^ '. ilc 
which is general); (.riKitd ii.tu a narrow val- 
ley. 

All the slrafa of V,"jomiug Valley which 
come to the surface iu US niciiu-ts bt-ku^', 
therefore to t!;.- l'aleoz.)ii- '.,-.. ..i.'l u, lue 
LVvoLif.n and Ca;boi,if(-r, V i< . . 'i ..r 
toT.-ijsiiii.s north of Kiugrl.-.' .■ , r.v 

the Catfklll toru!i.liO'., v::, i ; ; ■ ,e 

aglimp^r of til,- ( ! :■ :■,. . i :- a.: 



tcri^tics.^ AlC-..-i;| - ., - !.■ ,• ; . ii; "'.Mr 

to rxa.uiinatiou. If we were to trwrr-S' a 
s;r.-iighi line from Harvei's !,«■;■■ to licar 
CreeK, the country fors.-.nne pi:!-'^ w.hm! I.u 
lir.-t o: CatskiiUand.-tone. P. i: . - i ; inn 
lowhinds along Tory's Cr' . , ' .'.^ 

the Chemung. .AsceudiLu' i : :'!<-' 

of Kingston Mounl^ny, ■.>i-' ■■ .i. -i .:. ' ";ir- 
selves when at the tuomiit io hi- uu J'ueono 
sauustone. If Vve were nnacquainted 
witli the country, we would next e-i(ptct 
to tird a narrow valley in tho Red 81iale. 
But the law in this case ful- t' v...-!:. lud 
we nnd instiad, a narrr..-. ;-, . :■■■ .ii ii,d 
same material. Cr.o=-icii.' tii; . v, .i,..- to 
the Pott-,vii;e C'-: -!:■.!.':•■■ i . ■•■ ■! l-r' .Id 
1,000 feet ■ : - ■•' •:-. " ... ■^-l-.'. ; . J 
spect o: ■>' ; ■ i' • ' - ■. '•.■::" 'i.e 
conglon.. .1 , ■ . . 11 "f 

the cos! : . - . ■ .: '< '■ ■■- of 

coal, and ;ia.... .. i. -e .r..; 1. .:;;., a. 'Uo ui 

the Kiu,'5:oa ii-.ts. A-ceuulug N'.'ilkes- 
Earre iJonntain we would again p.iss over 
the coil outcrops, .arrive at l!je conglomer- 
ate summit, cross a i;arro(v valley m thn 
shale, and come to the great l^ocono plateau 
and thus to Bear Creek. 

The Wyomiug Basin, owing to its com- 
parative reniote:.. -- troiu ihe cetifre of 



by llexi 



20(! 



Tin: JIlSTolHCAL liKCOlUh 



nil opportuiiiiy to reacli Uieir \<to\mt Bufi- 
cli:;:-.!.. '1 h. :!'->-:■ or 1!;'-S ('■I'-buinferun^ 
troiij;li is bj iu> iu;-!Mis ?i mmcirical. It is 
cruuitil.-ii lulo LOi.iiy rolls th.ll run in Ions 
diHgoi-iils iKTo-ritlu' b:'.?iii iu Dearly pdralltl 
lines, forming, as it were, many 
BQialler, or local bar^ins. The nnmber 
of suifiU iiuticliuiU? exii^tiug iu 
tne EiUb-slratii i.^ coiiseqaetitly great, 
and mauy of tlicm are Ueiecled only 
with niui-li ditlk'ully. 'Ihcse nuduUtions, or 
saddles, as they a'(ii]ro:ich Carbondale, di- 
verce mure auu inure from the general di- 
reetinii of Ihr v.illiy. bat become propor- 



tbe 



the line of \\n .--..-^nitr.iaiD.'. if.o^e anti- 
cliuaU orisin.itiuf,' in tiio northern ridife are 
Bappo^ed to have the same thai-acten^tics, 
but owing to the larye aocomulatious of 
drift on the surface-, lue topugr.iphical evi- 
dences are Very inoicre. Trie (ieuloaii-'al 
Survey has alrtadj ae.-eribed 40 of these 
trough'^, and we are informed that e:--ch of 
tlie=e is in-irked a-ain by a steanda'y series 
of anticlinals k hieb, tliOGgh bat slightly ob- 
eervable in a map, are of vast importance in 
a mine. 

The thickness of the coal measnres varies 
greatly. The deepe.n part of the basin is 
111 the vicinity or the iinndoe i>haft, near 
Nanticuke, where 1,7U0 feet of coal strata 
are developed. The nunies of the principal 
seams as tkty are met m r'efc.ndin^; No. 4 
shaft of the Kinaston Coal Co , with their 
average tliickne-.-es, is as follow-: 

Orchard vein i'i feet 

Lnneevein 0;^ feet 

HiUinan veni 10 feet 

Five l-..ut vein 5 feet 

Fi.or I'not Miu 4 feet 

six Knot vein 6 f.. t 

Elev.-uF.,otv,-ii. n f.et 

Cooper vein • -i feet 

IJeunet rem 1- fe-t 

Itoss vein 10 feet 

KedAshvein feet 

The total thickness of coal i- therefore 
abjot L)iJ feet. Thesj eoai mea-nrcs are 
composed of soittr ma;en,il than are the 
strata of the soii'h."ru b .sins, bnl it is be- 
lieved that ihej are r eve^!iiL.>--s identic.U. 

trof. Whit- -:yf: •-.^Uhoanh Uilkes- 
Barre and II i:;li: .u are ai-iant from each 
other tv.-!t; i!;:l---. the * in e coal bids c in 

thai K • V CM- . . : ri •.■ iniB rock-arch 
..I i'„ .•>.;. . . .. ' ■. ..' : . ; at all tiie coal 
riti J: til .-. 'ne slowtrosion 
,1 to ih»- peopl,-. of Peunsjl- 
vauni nut a small fractiiin of the mineral 
which once covered the entire area of the 
Stale." 



fields V,-. 



Tho mRt;nifiocnt force of these eroding 
Ri.'enoie^ i-i \v,!l proven by tho presence of 
III, !..,, Ml. . ;■, 1.11 Piuobscot Knob which 
i' - : • : ; I,' nd is only nine niilea north 
fii 'I 'I '!'■ terminal moraine. Near 

II,.- :.,, ' ., , y. ,niCatskiIlsand-;onc..isa 
lai-e v!:.' I '.i :. r .'f V.^< /W. C\-.n- 
(.'lomeriiti , ]. . . wi ■'■'■. \ ' ■■ ' , '.':at 
Well att.-.-l < '" li' . i ;■• - "1 ' ■ ,"' ■ ' '■ at 
that poml. r.'.i li i- um., --ii.'t t'. u. ;■ r- 
mine from liie il -la ru lar aeeiiinii!.,: ' u the 
real action and direct resalt of the iilacial 

'J'he phenomena of the glacial a^'C are not 
h'lni.r' 1,1 i-,ini|.ri hend, however, than are 
t ... . ,,; ::■.. ,.i the sedimentary deposits 

1 , I C.malomerate formation. 



of the uud.;rliint: r.haie, or th.at tiicre is a 
non-conforniability between individual 
strata of tne conglomerate mea.-ures, 
or it is pos-iblo that the phenomenon 
is the result of local currents existing at the 
time of deposition. Prof. Lesley says: 
'•The variable thickness of the conglomer- 
ate txiust be di^scnssed on on.- of f.i.o hy- 
potheses; either wo must srru ' •. ^ t; "i, un- 
ary and unaccoantable v.;-. r ;iiO 
quality of sand and gra^ ! . : ' . — "n 
neighboring parts of red >i' i' - ' i n; oni; 
or, we must api'ly the meea-anu-al law, triat 
the folding of a plastic mass snitis all parts 
of the mass to allow of its accomodation in 
K smaller space."— fr. George roicell in 
Hcronton Arrjus. 

Our Anuu:>l Directory. 

The .size of our city, as well as it^ growth, 
is well shown by an e.tamination ot tho new 
directory, just distributed by J. E. Will- 
iams. It contains 13,740 names, an excess 
of 2,027 over the directory of a year ago. 
There are 4,151 names which were not in 
last year's issue and of thi names a year 
ago 2,124 ha\e been dropped. O: the 12,- 
710 uaiiies contained in this issne only 
about hall are to be found iu the edition of 
last year wilhoat some alteration. Mr. 
Uiliiams tiuds that the mnlliplying of the 
names iu hn- directories by 2;i gives the 
[lOpulation. '1 Lis gives Wilkes Birre a pop- 
ulation of ri."j,Ut;o, and an increase during 
the year of o,.'j74, certainly a very healthy 
showing. 



TiiK iiisTOiiiCAL i;i:(:oi:u. 



SAMi/i;r- nn.nKH! rn. 

J)r. KollKter \Viil..h »„ iultrtsllui,- tlmp- 
Icr Coiicernliis; Thla Ucvoluthnmry 
Ullicer Who I.ocaleU In the \V iltltrotHt 

[Letter to tlu' Kiliior. | 

A century, or even huh' a ccutiiry, aijo 
there was co uauiu more familiar in ^ortlJ- 
eru Peun.-jlvaniH than that of Mtrtdith. 
When the villngns of MoiUroso, Daudiill, 
Belmont and Milford emerged from the 
wilueineis this name, above all others, eom- 
inuudfcd atteutiounud rfspect. Sneh errone- 
ous imprei=^ioll?, however, in reference to 
Sarautl haTe crt-pt into prnit thai a brief, 
autlK-i'','' :ir ■- '"• p: <'.. ■ ■.■ill!, man from 
Ihed. . .1. •• . . .11, V,. D.,of 

3»S i' r ■ ' . :• ' !.. with th:U of 
hi^f.u. . , , , ■ 

lie V - I ■ '. '• ■ ■ I ' 1 741. Accord- 
ing ti) ', \ : i. I ■ '. .:■ '!' Gets. Cad 
walli-.: .' ■ , , ; ., : • • Jion, wtiich 
aided (■ ; '>> ; ■ . \ '''■'■'' 77 at Tren- 
ton ai.>! !•: M : ■■ ' !• r v-.' fi'Tch to 
MorrM ■ ' . 1 . , .. ■■■ . ,- 



.'. hi: 



wn 



week ■•::: . ;: i^ ■■ r.,: . ■■!,, ■- ^till 

extant, in it he ?pLiL.3 of t!ie h;ird-hi[.s en- 
dured by \Vr.>hinston and hi? great -'ftroke" 
of ce^;eral^lli}| in "our march from Trenton 
to Prii'Cci 'lo'.vi,." Ue v,-;;^ a mtmbir or the 
Coutin- • ! I', .!._:■, -. ■:. ,i ti,: !V.. .,; ,, l.-,^- 



ilizaiion, and had lie lived v, oiild have huilt 
a larL-i ii!:u'<', aiid tlu re v/onld tiave been no 
Mt. Pl;.-i<int lov.u as now. 
The rajjo for !:iud spectilatioii at this time 



1 di:iniptfT grew over his 



-, K-J,Hb- 

:ii.d then 
Mil, took 



Ui';-, I . .. :i' ■ ;i<.[M rty, if it had 

!" ( :, ■ •;. r the death of 

Si .: I, . . ' ■ .. • , ■. >i inunen?e heri- 
t;..,-. l.i I- >i. ■ ' .' .> :-. ihoinas the only 
son ot t;.,u;Mj!!, vv;;,- a man of 
enptrior endowments. After the death 
of his father and after the 
\Vnrt.=;es had begun miuinu' I'ord in tlin urest 
\Thpre Carbondale now ^i ' I-. 'I'hi.i-; 
moved over the Moofio Mo'i' : ; . > : i:t 

the wioJ-.=ide a mile below h . : . i : nr 
mai;.~ion ;uid I'.fti p :i wi.jh i,' \ ::. .\.v 



I.omte.i m:;i \: - . i ; ■ ; 

States, iieh. ' ; ; - : : - ' J 

years and v.\\!-.> 1. . . i i . - ' . 

fer.^on v.-rote Is. ; . .■ -: ,- ..■■■. .:, . •■- 

commendatioii. lli- i..'.!; .. i.._^-L .'.:.:.- 
dith, wa^ an Engli-tuaau L-y birtii. Hi-; ril- 
rer service wa> marked with a cre<t of the 
Merediths, an old '.VeL-h fau.ily of ancient 
lineage. It wa= a demi-liou r;innt».nt, col- 
lared and chained. Th;: family in Iceland, 
called Meredith, have the sime crest 
at the present time. The na'i.e was 
originally Meiedi dd. Meredith was prei-ident 
of the \Vel=h Society for the Promotion of 
Emigration to America. Saranel was a 
gentleman of means and cnlinre. Geo. 
Clymer, his biOther-in-law, was associated 
with him in business in Philadelphia. In 
the early part of the century ihty irareh-ised 
many thousand acres of wild laud in ^o^th- 
ern Pcnr=ylT-;ria for a -or?, for speculative 
rurpo^^. S""y '■! ^r**! d ir- ^-':ln?.ont, 'A ayne 
Co., v.i, ' ■: ■ ;■-■.. manor tract 

of .\;,:: . i; 1. d an a-hery 

for nii. ::.., 1 ■i, ; u a village in 

thewilj'.i-.t^ b-.joi.d !.!._■ '-ji^tiues of civ- 



aijd it \: ;-. Known u'jm no't-d hy every p;i-.-er 
for its cheerful outlook. 

His son Samuel, born h°rp. inherited all 
thd kibd y.ai i^euerous tr.-dis, bat none of 
!,'.' ! ,. : . - I'li ricte'-'^ncs and ccon- 
o: ' ■ 1 , ' ■li'jr. H" lived a fast, 
t. , ;;:7isted lus money in a 

h.i- i -1 . ' -• d intho now abandoned 

Jc ^up I,' ^ ■' vuii-l,ed like the 

moriuni; d ■ i -■ ■ -: "•-i:i;il-'is in Phila- 
delphia. ,■• 1 ■ . '. ■•■ '■■■ f,,,non^ pl,ic8 
for Phil:?.: :: :, ..V OMU of Gold- 

smith's dc -■ . i -i!. _■ - iMth but a siiiule 
dwelliu- .-t:ii.aii4,' u|,.iii its former site. 
Mt. Pleasant is about a mil" awny. 

il. lluLLISTKR. 

Tlio .llerLMlitli Orrtvistone. 

The followius letter tias been received 
from William Wri„'ht, of I'lea.-aut .Mount, 
Wayne Co., and the same properly fupple- 



TUK JIlSToniCAL lil-'COUD. 



monts the Meredith article by Dr. Hollisler: 
Editoh );i;(,'oiiD: Snranel Mereditli'n "rnve 
in lua-kbd by u miirble slab, with tl o f„Jlow- 
iiilj insonptiou: 

"&mncl Jl'.-ieditli 

Died 

February the tenth 

1S17 

In tlioTCth ycarof hisagc." 

Tlie gravB of his wire is also marked by a 

marble slab, wilh tlio f:iIlowiDf: 

■■)|.;..|i, t< l; ;:,un,°of 



Chi 



On tl;c 1th of Jaly, 1877, a large nnniber 
cf thf (M|./.- rf tiM^ Tillase met on tlis 
Pf""' ' ■ ' ■ i lip the little c=nietery 

"''" ■;• tlie stones, etc.; and 

rro.. . V. tliiu iiinngurated for the 

rnrji.. I (ji i. : •_ c::ii-^ a mouninent more 
wortliyofthe inau and the position ho oe- 
capied as the first Troasarer of the United 
Stales. An orf;aijizaiion was formed and 
application made to Congress for an appro- 
priation, which failod. These proceedings 
attracted wide attention at the time, and 
seem to have led to the inferouco that the 
grave is tinmarked. 

Ou last Docoralion Day a delegation from 
the G. A. R. Tost proceeded to the C;;metery 
at Belmont and placed llowers npi.'u the 
General's grave. w. -w. 

Pleasant .\1onnt, Ang. 31, 1SB7. 



Furtbcr JlerciUth Corresponileurr. 

Reference was made by Dr. Hollisler in a 
recent issneof the Recced to Dr. Thomas 
Meredith .Maxwell, of Xew York, who had 
gathered some material relative to General 
Thomas Meredith. The editor of tiio RixoiiD 
addressed a note to Dr. Maxwell asking him 
among other thiDs:^ if he is a relative of our 
former esteemed lowusman, the hit* A'oliiey 
Lee Maxwell, K-q. U'm reply is as follows: 

I am a grand-nephew of Volney Leo .Max- 
well to whom jou refer. He was a good, if 
not a great man, and I alwajs nnicmber 
him with affection and reverence. W ilko-- 
Barre is my native city, bat it is a long tune 
since I hive made u an aPtdiiig vi«ii 1 arji 
fond '.f b;o-r,u. !.!>■,! aiid hi-i..- ie ,1 r.-.-irch 



my 



ate 



n^uied. was a n^iuvo ot I'miavi. Iptua. In 
his early days he knew Wu-hiugton. as did 
hi^ father (ciamuel;, and his grandfather 



Roeso, who was born in Radnor County, 
Hale'', in 170."). There is a reference 
to the two hitler in Watson's Annuls 
of I'hiladelphia, speaking of Ihtir intimacy 
with the I'ater rntria;. 'JIki family had a 
portrait of liini, jiaiuted by Stuart, of which 
I have a reproduction. 

Sanmel .Meredith was born at Philadel- 
phia, Penn'a., and was a prominent and 
wealthy citizen of that city. 

The old fanjily name, as a patronymic, is 
now extinct in this country. Thomas .Mere- 
dith was my mother's father, and my grand- 
father. The family which once stood so well 
has been unfortunate beyond precedence. 
Everything lost and ruined, except some of 
tlie old plate and rare autograph letters. 
Reese .Meredith is said to have come to this 
country in 17:J0. lie aud his son Samuel 



were imili 
resolu; \> 

lend . 
private m^ 
lister drew 



"uon-importatiou 

:;eich printed for 
:n which Dr. Hol- 
do not seek any 



notorieiy m this respect, and hope that you 
will excuse those details. 

T. MEEEiiiTn Maxwem,. 
358 East 72d Street. 

BEV. H. E. UAYDEN, Or WIl.KES-LiP.BE. 

[Letter to the Kditor.] 
Dr. Hollisler doubtless will pardon a cor- 
rection of his interesting paper in the 
Recokd on Samuel Meredith. .Mr. Mere- 
dith was a son of Reese Meredith, a na- 
tive of ilerefordshire, England, who came 
to Philadelphia 1730, m. 1733 Martha, dan. 
of John Carpenter, and had born, not in 
England, but in Phil.adelphia, at least three 
children: 

1. Elizabeth m. Christ Chnrch, Philadel- 
phia, Mch. 18, 17(35, Hon. George Clymer, 
signer of the Declaration of Independence. 

3. Ann m. Christ Church, June 1, 1773, 
Hon. Henry Hill, of the Constitutional Conv. 
of Pennsylvania, 177ti. 

3. Samuel, the first Treasurer of the 
United States, born on. Ihc cornrr of iVvfiarf 
and ]\-atimt street.'^, PliitaxJfSjihi'a. 17J1, 
m. Christ Ohurcli, May 21, 177:i, Margaret 
Cadwallader. 

Nr> complete history of the family h?.s yet 
api tarr.l, l.nt "K-itt,-, }>rr,virr^ -i r.n^.n-,M- 



otJ3. 



ilB. WBIOUT, 01 PLEASANT MOUNT. 

[Letter tu the Editor.l 

Permit me to add a few words concerning 

the Merediths, which are written, not in a 



TiiK ifisri'i:i< 



rieas;int towu^hio WHt- organi/ed 
tlin Cocln'Otou aud Great Bind 
v., • co;:::'l- t;,i in Isll, nod lli!.^ 



tin 



lUil bet!it 



before (ren 



:i. and had he 
livid t»-ii or ! , ■! . : ..,'i'r tlie coarst- 
of i-v ! ' 1-' , , , I I . ,1 chaDsed. 

•|;.. . • .: , '. ID thematterof 

innir.. :: . ^' , ■ . j r.ud in>Utat- 

iiit; 1' . ',;. I'll • : "Miuitnt belongs 
to Miiilu, Br.i'.vn i hd H. nry Sifi-ncbr. Dr. 
Hurmes entered lieartily into the \<\?.u wlien 
it war* proposed, and when the or;;ain/-<ilion 
allnded to in a forii:er letter wa? furii-ed 
Spencer was elected president, Harmes sec- 
retary and )!rown trea=arer. 

Samael Meredith, fon of Thorn as, was 
born at Bolroont in 1823, and the family re- 
moved to the place below Carbondale in 
1830, so that he was then about seven years 
old. lie was several years yonnijer than the 
writer, and I know from personal recolli'C- 
tiou that he was old euonL>h to attend, ai d 
did attend the same school with niycilf lu 
the school house which formerly stooii in 
the valley of the J.ackawaxen niidway be- 
tween Pleasant Motmt and Belmont. 

Belii.out formerly compri-ed four dwel- 
ling houses: there are now two. 1 he Mere- 
dith mansion, now oocnpicd by J. \V. Fow- 
ler, has been well taken care of and is in 
good condition. It narrowly escaped de- 
struction in July Ia?-t. being struck by light- 
ning aud the interior considerably dan:- 
aged, but it was not set on tire. \v. w. 

PLEASiNT Mount, WayneCcSept. 1."), '^i". 

Golden Wertdine Aiiiilvtrs:iry. 
liDehalf century SfO 'let :■: o;eurred 
theweddic-of !' :', '■■,-■ ■,' s--' •■■ eldest 
daughter ot V, : : 'inning, 

to Payne I'eit - .ry of 

the event v. - : , , , , j . 1 on 

.Mond-ij. al 1: "'.. i;c,.:iL. 1 i.^ v.ijded 
cuui'Im ). i ">ekM,piL:.; at the 

placf s 1 :> ; ;.. reside. The hoase has 

of rnii- < 1 i . ■ ■ '• ,::;id and repaired, but 
thi- -11. ' - !i .■ .:•.■ ujd the occupancy by 
Mr. and .Mr-. IVttvboue has been eontinuons 
during the flffy years. Ihev have had six 
children, only two ot whom survive. One is 
a (-on ill business v.ith hi,- tather. the ot'ier 
IK the wife of All-.n H. Dickson, Z-d- The 
auniver-ary k;is simple b.-ing attended by 
inemhtrsof the family only. 1 he most re- 
markable ft- tnre of Uie occasion was the 
presence of .Mrs. Petlebono's mother, Mrs. 



urii:e.SN^t,'i!i'i.<l, n-od 88, who i« still 

.. • ..i ,1- ,i . . .iM 1 who 6till kooi* 

,. 1 -.d homestead wliore 

: I i . , ; In front of tho 

:r . . ;:i 1.4 till) water trough 

. :' , .. '. > ' " ' ' I. "for half 

: > , ', 1.' ' I ■ • ■ ,' ! ly hor^ies 

:■ :; ... ■ |.. , , l;,-.. : ', ll,' s lley. The 
il:uI II,.. pi|... 1,1 ln;U irul.-li was the 
work doKo 111 tlie valley by Hester 
ru', father of Hon. ii. C. Payne. Bestor 
lie subsequently removed bis pipe 
jrj from llouesdalo to Kingston. The 
• tore house ot Williriiu iSwelland i Co., 
re ho .ludMr. Poltebone carried on their 
11 general store business in early timed 
-t.'iii'l-. No uuruuutile bu-iuess has 
ir,.,, ,:,i, ,. : , ,, ..lice ISOO, but .Mr. 
...11.1 n. 1 bin business office 

: i.-e. In 1837 goods 

. , : ' ' were ft-nt by sloop 



^ ' i.d to Columbia and thenoe 

I.. ;■ : , '111 ("anal to Wilkes- Barre. 
i). ! .; .. the provisions of Mr. Swet- 

liii;u--t;:i ;!.. i.ld Porty Fort church was 
ropMiid 111 lfJ."> aud is now again being put 
in order by a committee of the Forty Fort 
Cemetery Association, of which Mr. Pette- 
bone is chairman. 

.Mr. Pettebone is still actively engaged in 
business. Ue has a large plantation in 
LoQisiani,— IS in partnership with his eon 
in the Wyoming Shovel Works under the 
firm name of i'. Pettebone & Son, which is 
cow a successful and thriving industry,— is 
a director m several banking institutions, -is 
one of till, committee on the erection of the 
>..'•: "i , .,:.:'. Hall at Kingston and has 
1,, I i : ■ i.r enterprises ol busiuean 
J- . . I.. ..'.'ill be seventy-four years 

Ji,,., i,.,r.lr. now tiurvivinw who 

wtTu I'M . ' . I ' ' '.ilmg although the 
lid gay one. The 
: , .lr^ can now be ra- 
\ ;.. rton was grooma- 

. -ulK-^niaid was Kosanna 

Shoemaker, now .Mrs. Col. Ira Tripp, of 
Soranton, where there is a promise or a 
probability of a golden wedding not many 
months hence. 'I'he wedding took place 
at seveij o'clock in the evening and the next 
morning the bridf and groom started on 
taeir weildiug iourney, wliich was by car- 
nage to New York aud Philadel.ihia. This 
carriagii was a buggy expre-.-ly hired for 
the trip. It took one month to make the 
journey and venison was frcTuently sup- 
plied at the stage stations on the route. 



B=-embl: : 
names u; • 
culled. I 
and 



"//;■; insTdHK 



Halt a Century in Jv 

Oapt. S. L. Enuis hand: 

copy of *'^'» fir-it i^'-viH of th'.' 



lR3t;, 
fioni 
mort- 
and b 
to-dny 



tllDU^^ll 



pucn 



tlift llHroiU) 

Fv.h'ic Lr,!un 



the RtcouD 
e Lnlrjer of 
ies are stiil 



retained, as hcndioijs in brnckfls "Reported 
for the I'uhlic Led'jer." Unlike most nowe- 
paper ventnre? the Ledcrr began witli an 
advertising putronage suilicieul to ensure it 
a handsoiro futnrf— it havinsT one-half its 
Bpaco with ndveriisomcnt-i, fet solid, in 
small type. Tha tJitorial nnnoancement 
oocopies L coluom and a qnarter, and the 
pnrpriio of the Lt'd'jn- was to fnrrish the 
wortiiy poor with a penny paper, there al- 
ready beiiif a plentiful ?ndicieuey oi hicher 
priced journals. A police reoorter and a 
collector of news had h^en enjployed and 
the publishers gaarnntoed publication for 
one year at least. The chief item of news 
was the report of mayor's court to which 
two full columns were devoted— the record 
of the preeediiifr week. A local item states 
that four daily lines of stacks between I'tiil- 
edelphia and I'iltstinrg are nniajle to carry 
all the passengers and in another column ia 
an advertisement of a combined canal and 
railroad line between those cities. That 
Congress wa= almost the same then as now 
is shown by this item: "The Co:igr'.ssional 
news up to this date pos=e==es not the sliuiit- 
est interest— Conyress seems determined to 
fritter away its time, instead of rendorinsit 
profitable to the nation— ^harae on such 
tardy legislation." 

A Pre-HiBtoTlc Uiirial Oroiiii'l. 
Our former townsman, H. C. \N ilson, now 
of Mt. Vernon. 0., h=stho largest collection 
of Indian relics ia Ohio. Nearly all were 
fonnd on his own farm. Kuox County, as 
well as neiphboring counties, beiog p;!_rlic- 
nlarly prohric in aboriginal remain^. Trom 
the Mt. Vernon Rt-jxiljiican we clip tiie fol- 
lowing: 

Licking County has long been uo'ed for 
its richness in aboncinal rii i . ■ t 

ing of moGncis,fortmcs.tioii-, .; • '■- 

ly in the vicinity of Horner. • . ''. 

of this city, there has b.-- ■ i r,- y 

which taken in connection ■a. In i;im -ur- 
roondmg forts and mounds is one of the 
mo.-t wonderful which has yet teen un- 
earthed. 

The find consists of an immense number 
of human skeletons, buried in a promi-eu- 
ous heap, together with ancient pottery, ar- 
rows and spear heads, etc. The locition is 
almost within the village of Homer, on the 
south bank of the creek and adjoining the 
cemetery. 



The rin-.aiiis were exposed by the ( 

of the baiil; of tlie stream caused by the late 
frt "h'-li. 'I'lie condition of the remains 
cUarly r !iiiv/thal the place wa- i.ct a rtL'ular 
buri-u );:i'»i"ii hut that llii !'" . ' ■ I' mi all 
Iirob.dij'lity those of warn ■ n 'i: ., 

toiriblo l.altla at tins p;...' . i ■ , , ■ r 
and po.-ilR.n of the skele'.;.- i '■ 1.' - tn" 
silnty of anything but a b ilUe tr, a^ j'u.i 



for 
htapec 



111 the 



r in a tmge trencti 
ise yet living there esiMod a 
largo foriitication adjoining the place where 
these l)Oiiies are found, but the creek has 
washed it away, and now tiy the same action 
brings ti> our gaz'i the remains of those w'lo 
sent up th«ir last detiaiit war whoop on this 
prehistoric battle ground. 



An Inslitiilp Ti Hclier Uo.u\. 
Mrs. Faith C. Uosmer died on the 31st of 
August, ISt^V, at her home in Rockford, 111., 
after a severe illness of live days. For many 
years she was as-iociate principal of the 
Wilkes-Barre Female Institute in connection 
with .Miss K. H. Rockwell. She had been 
engaged in teaching for over lifty years and 
only ceusi-d when overcome with the infirm- 
ities of old age. She .vas in the neighbor- 
hood of 70 years of age. 



Has Taken Wilkes-na 

CAiir.o.-iDinE, Oct. 
Kecohd: Kudosed yon 
for which send Recoed 
year. At the com 
1BV2, 1 ■*■?-> a. c:n 

Miner'-'.-'. < 

felt a. -.T ; • ... 
Thai i. .1 : 



B Papers '.3 Years 
3, 18S7.— EniTOB 
;ill find one dollar, 
THE Times another 
ent of the war of 
■ader of Charles 
1 year old boy, I 



i) to the end 
oft'fi'.^ .r , :.'. 1 at tnat tim-a I be- 
came a .-nb-iril'ef ;o both .Mr. .Miner's and 
Steuben Hulle-'s pap'-rs. Un the l^t of 
March 182."). I loft WiJkes-Barre and -ettU-d 
down iii the village of IJund-.fT- t :i-! t!-.. re 
■J'Jj,«r^, t(.en movi'dto (.' .-t, .„ i ,! ■, :\'.[o{ 
April 1847, and 



^t tAO 



Horace Ureeli .v ■ . , ..;..■: .. .ine 

was eh mged to / ' :■ in 

18-10, 1 think, ii . . _; ■ nul 

called t.'B .Vi-a- 1 - .. j '■ . ■. 1 . -. . ; ii'~t 
issued weekly, then --'iii--*e( iJy ar,,i tliially 
daily, and I still cousnier it lior.icc Cifr-elj's 
paper, and have from l^'.i-i np to l-5b7, i)3 
year.-". When I get talking or writing on 
the-e old njatters, I hardly know when or 
«hore to slop. D. y.Miisoro.s. 



lilL UlcsTuiUCM. i:frijl; 



AN OLD-TJMli: IMII.ITAH.Y COMPANY. 

A Uithorto Uiipul.lislud IMuster Koll 
Copieil from :in Aiici.Mit UlHry of 
flvrlBlopbcrHurlbiiiof Uauover Xown- 

"Kolls of the Fir?t Compsny of tlio r.th 
Regimcut of mililia in the Slate of Couiiec- 
ticot, under the coinmnnd of Captain John 
Franklin: 

GaptHiu — John Franklin. 

Lientonanti— Daniel Gore, Roawel Frank- 
lin, Kiithan Kingf^ley. 

Eu.-.ipa— John HaHPn-icn. 

Bergeauts — Daniel IngcrfoU, William 
Ilibbanl, William Jackson, Jonn Ilurlbut, 
Jr. 

Corporals— Renjimir Baley, Joseph Elliot, 
Henry HardiDK, John !■ alkr. 

Druu:\u)er— U illiam iluuek. 

Fifer — William Smith, Jr. 



KANK 


.\ND FILE. 


"Asa Bounott, 


N,atlibn Carey, 


Isiuic Bennett, 


John (.'arey. 


Elishali.'nuett. 




lBlin.1,-1 B.-nnett, Jr., 


J.'. ■. ■ - ,-■■■''..:.'. 


Oliv.TH-ML.tt, 




Jn^inh J'.;i, 


.]:'. , ' 


\yilhum,l:.,-e. 


\. . 1, ■...', ■.; 


Freil.ru kFrej-. 




John St.adi'-ig, 




Ephraint Tyler, 




David tir..wetvr. 




William Fi.h, 




Gcorfe-o Cl.i'-rlus, 


V\ i;i:',.,. \'. .; i.i;u-J 


John Laiit.Tiui.n, 


l;.-uo,-:i llarrinyto't 


Joseph Vaciionnan, 


Cl-.-tn.^-lit 'A.-t. 


Dauifl Sh..rwood, 


PrP=.-TV,.l( r„,l,.y, 


Joseph Thomas, 


Xatluiiiiel Walk.^r, 


Kirharl tnman. 




Johu iDij.an, 


John Gore. 


K.lwarJ Ionian, 


Ik-nj'imin Carey. 


Kdwanl Si.encer, 




WaU..r8,.e.cer, 


Narhhn Wade, 



Joseph C,.riy, Jam.-a Grimes. 

EbecezerHibbard. Thomas Keed. 

Jabez SiLi. Jr." 

This company was formed, certainly, pre- 
vious to June 4, 1783, for the defence of 
Wyoming from the Indian-, Jurins? the 
Revolationary War, after tlie .Vasjacre of 
Wjoming. This negative date is fixed by 
the circnni?tance that on the same pai^e of 
the rolls., after the name of "Thomas Reed," 
the lart one on the roll, and immediately 
under it a ilianj n commenced, beifinning 
the 4th of Juue— and in that diary, going on 
day by day, is: 

"July 8— Showery; went into the woods to 
tet shin j!fs, bat got none. Messrs. Jime- 
sou and Ci apman killed by the Lidians on 
the road about half n mile from the hoa-e.'' 
That v.-a>. his own house, the Hu^-lbut house, 
(Uiri^itopher Uurlbut being the diari-t. 

Jtily iUh— Clear; attended the funeral of 
the slain men. 

loth— Clear and cool; hood corn. 



11th — Clear, hoed some and weut to 
Nathan Carey's wedding. 

l:.'th— Clear, en the same business, at 
rifht CHine home." 

v\iil,.,„l r.ii;.,: anyfarlh-r into the diary, 



'ih'. -\i-' ■ ' '■ : ' ''I'as If it had beeii 
kept b.\ 1 1. I : I lor use in a mili- 

tary v.-'\. I IS supposed to have 

been k.|.l 'i'\ ( ■ . 'i ; iliirlbnt who was 
not a loeniber ..I ': i-'i i u :. tliongh his 
brother Johu «■: ' ■ IJurlbut's 

name is put do'.v. ;" to it. it 

is to bo pcppusi ij I. ' ; ....r WHS still 
living. John liun^iul, ;>.., ok il in .March, 
178'J, BO that this roll is probably older ibau 
that. There is no date to it. 

H. }?. Fni'Mii. 



• . ■ '. . .1 i ..'€u years of age. 

: . ' •. the Lieut. Nathan 

K ! , ',; t: . . . ,.; .' y. iiad his father 

e-'-. pcil fr.ir;: C:o 1 jdian-, and returned pre- 
vious to the beginning of the year 1762? 
Fifteen of these men were Hanover men. 
■ P. 

A Century of Leg-al Mfe. 

A correspondent of the Rr.cor.D calls at- 
tention to the fact that thi^ is the centennial 
year of the opening of the first court held 
for Luzerne County, and asks that the fol- 
lowing from Fearce's -Annals, be published: 

"On the 27th of May, 1787, Timothy 
Pickering, James Nesbitt, IJbadiah Gore, 
Nathan Kingsley, Bei.jamin Carpenter, 
.Matti.if.s Holienbrtck and William Hooker 
Smith, who h.'.J biL-u e..uinii^-f.ijid justices 



oft 



pro 



idedi 



■. , 1 . . .-1 Zebulon 

Bu'ler. ■:■ ' . .■ ' "f :■ :•:!■. riipton and 
Kiver S;rttts, \\ii..cs-Harre, and proclama- 
tion being made by Lord Butler, high 
sheriff, for all persons to keep silence, the 
Commission'' of the county oiTscers were 
V ?.:,. -I ■ ;' ■ oaths of otiice were adminis- 
r '': I' :!iy Fickerii.g and Col. Nathan 
!i ., . I ' w was the tirst court held for 

i ,1 .i.iv. The duties of prothono- 
t.u>, .■;.,.-;■-•.'. rM^order and clerk of court 
were i.trioru.ed by Timothy I'iokering, who 
was a lawyer of tine ability. Ko-ewell 
Welles. Fnene?:..r Rowman, Fntnam Oatlin 
and WiUi:im Nichols were admitted and 
8 worn as attorneys-at-law." 



'Jill': iiisrt>i:icAi. fn^conn. 



THE SHOltTKST WILI. 



HuiculsJu'd 



Edlto 



The enprosition of the Scninton /.'-i;!'/-/;- 

can thBt a Certiuu will m; !• i m. i >- 1, .: 

the resister of will-i u: i. . . .' - > . 

is the 3liortf.--t will on • i . i/, ; - ■• 

What ifi helieveii to h. : 'i.i! : .i::1m:i 
record is oce liltd with ttii> ri^-i-tir of v.-ilK 
at Wilkes-Barre. It comi.n^cs, -Oi;nnUuc. 
incladed.iiine words and is as follow?.: 

"Emily K. Miner is my heir. 

Hxy.Mi K. MiNtit." 

The testatrix was the blind danijhUT of 
Charles Miner, tlu< historian of Wyoming 
Valley, end the beneficiary i.~ her uiccu, the 
eldest daughtur ot William P. Miner, 
fODndcr of tho Kkcokd. Tais will, which 
VBS filed Au2. 19, 1&7-1, was written with 
lead pencil ou a sheet of note uaiierand was 
contained in an envelope on which was 
written in pencil 

"Kr-ad tliis when 1 am lU-ad." 

Upon being filed, the will was accom- 
panied by an aliidavit of Jtsso Tiiomas, 
brother-in-law of ttie testatrix and lather of 
Isaac M. Thomas, averring that he was posi- 
tive the instrament was ui the writinij of 
Sarah K. Miner. 

Mia? Miner was an excetdiugly gifted 
woman, her deprivation of vision being 
counterbalanced by a marvelous memory. 
When her father was engaged in collfcting 
data for his forthcoming history oi U'yurn 
ing, his blind daiightpr accorarauifd him 
on his visits to the surviving pioneers of the 
trying days of 177d, listened ch.-oly 
to their narratives, and recalled 
them to her father upon returuiLg 
home to pot his data on paper. -^he 
learned to read bj touching the largo wooocu 
typLS in her fathf r's print;ng i:tlicc. W li-:i 
Bent to an insiiiiuion lor te idling the t>;iud, 
her parents were informed tnat :-he was t.ie 
first child ever a.ia.itted who was ablr to 
read. Slie was not bo:u blind, but lo,-t her 
sight Very early in childhood. 

Her father, who w.is I'orii in Conueciicnt 
in 1780, came to Wilkes Barre at the a-e ..t 
19 and in ItiOU joined his brother, .\^i,c-r 
Miner, in tho publicatio.'i ut the 
Lmzithp Fidi-rulift, sacoe.-sor to the 
Wilkes B-irre f;«.:,?/«. Two years laic r 
Asher withdrew iii.d wont to D ^ ;,-,- 



West Chester 1 
the r,//,(w,. ;,v 
17 j.ars. n,. 



i.. pi 



. Ilka his brother's /;iV//iy,'/i- 

■A .. i^inuled and is still a Mgonius 

J ' -n. I 1 ;:!.ii-lR.d by the same lamily 

i l,\Mii- ), lo Whom tho Miner brothers sold 

in lHa4. 

(Since the above was in type we are in- 
formed by the present publishers that upon 
going to West Chester Mr. Miner bought 
the Chcslev Covnh/ Fedeirili.s', t Ang. 0, 
1817) ami changed its name to MlUir/r 
h'rrunl Jan. 7, 1818.— Editor 1 

Clr'.r!-^ \i,,.„r V ;" di [■-.■■r.-'-i-d. not only 



l''i'''^ ■:(; •■ '-u' L-.'il.i a ■■i.--a' s from 
ihy Ui'^k lit I'uoi i;obert the Scribe,'' some 
of which were atlribclod to Benjamin 
Frr.nlilin. 

Capl. James 1'. Dennis has handed the 
Kl-.COUD an autograph letter written from 
Washington in 181.5 to -Judge Jesse Fell, of 
Wilkes Barre. by Abraham Bradley. It 
has the following reference to a series of 
articles then being written by Charles 

"r. S.— The editor of the G !■>(:, iPr has ac- 
quired the hijhest reputati m among all 
ranks of people and served his country and 
the cause he has espoused, at lea^l equal to 
any editor in the United States The 
humor and plea^'intry .vith which he 
lills his columns, serve more to tiie promo- 
tion of good morals than the most powerful 
arguments of the superb genius. And 
wlien he touches upon poli'ics, under the 
signature nt 'rncle John,' t.ie humor and 

ouciions are cci'ind into luo-t of the papers 
from .Maine to Onio, and some of ihose to 
the, South. Kven tlm.V.rAioa..; Inl-Hnjnu:', 
cannot withhold, with all his Democratic 
ausieritj, from republishing some ijieces 
which have no acrimony against his bf lovrd 
system of Democracy. Kvery one is 
charmed " 

The writer of the letter referred to was a 
lawyer in Wilkcr,- Barre at one time He 
was a g-aduHtP at Judge Keeve's law school 
i„ l,,trt,t-..M. i:nr,n , hi^.1 -., .^ one of the 



pt-bll-i.,:.,, < , t. :. . ■ .... , !-... ..,..,: 
he wild lu .Si.mtj 'Irs'.c; -.no .^^luIr-u L>.]iltr. 
who changed I's name to the Gli-nifr, 
Charles, however, continuing to coi.tribir.e 
to its editorial columns until 181G, when the 



While in Congress, to which Mr.Miner was 
twice elected, serving from lt<24 to 18J0, 
he introduced a bill for the suppression of 



TiiK JiJsTuJ;icAi. !:!■:• 



the tilovf> trill ' r t;: I >: 'ri t uf Coliim- 
bin Riid boltlh . ;■. - : i : .Laaare cdii- 

tiary to thfc i,.1m> >.i , > i ■• ud>, but the 
Blnve power V, ,- ... - ':>i.t; Hnd llu- 

bill wnn dct\;iii- u ..h. Aui^.i v^a.^ a e.uoui,' 
ndvoonte ol i.mlcclioji tj Aiuerio.in inda.>- 
try, and lii.'; corveii(ioniipt;c'e erubnieed ^ucli 
distineai-^hed uduie.-* a.< Web.-tcr, Clay aud 
Johu Qaiiicy Adaius. 

Mr. Mini-r died near Wilkes-BnrrG at the 
age of bO. 

SOME UXPUliLISQliU KECOKDS. 

Diary of Dtacou .lol.u Uur Ibut-IIN Xrij) 
to WyumiusjiiKl Hack to Couneclicut- 
Karly Surveys. 

EmioK KixoKii: William S. and Myron 
Hnrlbat, of Arkiiort, N. Y., Iiavc loaned lue 
eome nucieut papers or dooumetiis ri.-latiDe 
to the early settlenieat of Wyomiug and 
Delaware lards. The paper?, or eoiue of 
iheni, are .somewhat worn, atiil eomo pans 
have been lorn off and lo?t, ?o that this copy 
will not begin at the commeijcemeut of the 
work, but such as it is I send yon. 

The date of the transactions mentioned 
is probably 1773, except the meeiing 
in Norwich, Connecticut. It is the work of 
"Deacon" John liurlbut. I hope some of 
yonr readers can tell where the towns of 
Parkbnry and Hnutmgtou were or are, aud 
also where the district of Grotou tiustjae- 
hanna Pnrcuase was. 

H. B. Flumk. 

"Afternoon Mr. Chapmaii drew ihe piac 
of intervales. These lutervalts near the river 
are generally very jjood, being overtlown 
frequently in winter, the unantity of these 
low lands in both town? is about 4 or -5 
thousand acres that is dry enough to bear 
English grai-s, to which may beadaed about, 
of land ooutitrnour, 3 ihonsand ot swamp, 
part of It ot " '^oud kind aud the re^l a bad 
kind, beiUK coin|ju.*ed ' willow or bos 
meadow ^' acres of which the '' 
are about 3 ftet liich and entirely 
clear of trees or bush, ihe timber on the 
best part IS on je suuth end 
beach, elm, shagbark.-, walnut, maple, 
ash, birch, b:ack and white oak, but towards 
the middle of the town i= chieliy walnat; 
some white pine aud bcmlock on points and 
higher 1-iuds, butternut also and chestuat: 
the smaller growth i:^ thorn: bhick, speckled 
and common alder, spice wood, hazie and 
some other small trash. Uf the herbs or 
grass kind are luandtakes, nettles, wild 
grass or joint, wild oatf, spikenard, balm. 
and a variety of other kind of herbs. 
Gooseberry bu-hes also . . end other 
weeds to which low land.~ are incident. 

Thursday, -May ye 20th— A little wet, but 
warm and sunshine about 10 o'th clock. 



Thi^ day was spent in planning the inter- 
vale lots. 

Friday .May yo 21st. Layed out 8 lots ot 
intervaiii in Parkbnry next adjoining those 
laid out which .ireiso. 30 to 37. At night 
drew 17 lots. My lot was 33. 

ilicre is it. (hi- town .'> houses, about 30 
men aud lads, ."i -.voiaeii. The town is sit- 
niitf- on yesidii of an hill faciui^ toward ye 
N. W. ahoiit }..' mile frouije river. 'I'he 
lai;d-i from yo unadow ceuerally rise K little 
too hiyh for cunvtnieucy altlio in many 
places the ascent is very easy, the timber is 
dm tly white pine but in some wiiile 
o.ik. l)ut not of ye best kind, and ye laud 
ii;u--lly too stony, but far from being ledgy, 
and about a mile and one. half from ye fort 
,1,. ,.....,.,..1,.,,, -v.-!";uiM,-r) -liwithva^it 
i .■;.-:-. '..^ ■■'■ . ; I , ; 're. This 
1 . . . I,. .,■,.-.. ' .ii.u F'lOne, 

'1. ■, 1- !. ^ ! 1 . 1.'. ■,,Lli watered 

Satun.u., : bounded out a 

number u ' :: . . viy lot in particu- 
lar. Tliir, M N , , i: !, \. , M-ry bad, for after 
v.adin^ all (! '.y c:-.ujL Ol! a shower al night 
aud we had near 4 miles to travel thro wet 
bo-<b65. 

babtiath day. May ye 23rd. Attended 
meeting with Capt. Parko. 

The number and names of lots laid out 
and drawn: 

ElishaGitTiird 1 Noll.ar. 11 G.it,.^ 21 

Abol N.Kimbal 2 li: ui ! l--t:,ii , liS 

CVpt. Silas Vark.... a D.^v, ' i, •-- J,'. 



Obadii 



■ Clore, Jr 



.Monday, -May ye 2Uh.— About 10th clock, 
pa--td Laquaivack Kiver and took my jour- 
ney to Sa.-ijuahanah, in comoany with Capt. 
I'arirh i; .Mr. Benaj ih Park, went that day 

Tut.-d.iy. .May je Soth.— \ isited .Mr. John- 
son at Ciiauman Muls, wentto Wilkbnry 

Fort 3 miles. In ye afternoon went 

over to Capt. Gore's m Kint,'s:on. then re- 
turned to Wiikbury. \Vent up to .Abraham's 
Plains. Asain returned to ye Fort. At a 
town meeting at night; returned to King- 



■J UK iii,sroi:ii:Ai, j:i-a\)J:i>. 



ston to Bunediot Gfilterly'e. Slept there 
that iiiijht. 

\VeiiuL'?a!iy, Miiy j6 20lh— Went down on 
ye field? !n I'lyriioulh nudthtji lip.ck toC-.pt. 
Gort;?, tlr n ruliiruoJ to Wilkbniy a^ain. 
Vii'-ited M I-. Jolmpon. \Va*? with him about 
two hour. Rtid n half. Fonud him iu a low 
discouBolate state, but looking- like rain rid 
for Laquawanar Fori. Came on a very 
black heavy cloud of thuuder and rain iu ye 
shower reached yo fort. After ye rain rid to 
Rasou's, aboQt two miles. Tarried there 
that night. 

Thareday, May ye 27th— Came thro Ca- 
pow's groat hill aud great fwnnip at night; 
came to Halli-t's Ferry and 60 to ye fort. 

Friday, May ye "JOlh. Settled my afTairs 
at Parkbnry wi;h ye ?cttlerri. 

Saturday, May yc :i!ith. Took my journey 
towards home; tarried that nisht on ye east 
of Dehiware Kiver, at Isaac Fanarties, in ye 
Mitiibin!-.?. 

Sundiiy, Maj ye 30th. Rode to Honas 
Deiktrs; breakfasted there; afternoon rid 20 
miles to Owen's. 

Monday, May ye Slst. To walking thence 
to North Hiver nhout noon, thence up ye 
Fishkills to Bakers in ye I'iVluI-. 

Tne~day. Junnye 1 i. :, .;- I'atonts 
kent into Ijitohlielcl li, : tiiese 3 

days very liot and dr> ; - ■ , ; 1 i-t." 

MISOELLANFXH ■. , : i " ,\M'\. 

Kingston on ye Snsqnehauua, May ye 26th, 

1773. 

Received of John llarlhurt ye .-um of one 
pound, ten shillin>is and 3d. I say received 
for me. Stephkn Hlbleut. 

1,341 
14 

l,2o5 acres and 35 rods. A streight line 
from ye bounds at each end of ye town of 
Huntington, leavdh 1,"J."5 acres vo ye ea-t 
side and taketh off th- town of Farkbnry 
569 acres. l,2r")5 less otjy— 63U. 

My cost of purchase and expense on ye 
affeira of the Western Lauds. I'ebry je 
2nd, A. D. 1773: 
Purchased }.i a Susqnahaunnli 

Right cash io Os Od 

Paid Capt. Joseph flurlbnt 3 

Kxpen?e..._. 5 

March ye l;>tn took a deed of gift 
of ye Dt'liiware'^od purchase arid 

part of yo 1st purchase deed 10 

Expense r> o 

May ye 10th paid to Cnpt. Park 

for a draught of that grant 18 

Forlct:in{Tout 'JO 

For lotting out yi town of Hunt- 
ington 8 

August ye 12th, at a meetiug of 
said town for drawing lots. Ex- 



pence 5 

March ye loth and 16th, 1774, at a 
meetmt; in Norwich respecting 
yo Delaware rigiits. Expeuee... 10 



Received of Captain Hurlbnt 3 

Remains £8 Is Od 

Oct., 1774, paid to my brother 
Stephen, for cost and expenses 
in surveying and lotting my 
tights in ye district of Groton 
Snsqoehanna purchase £0 123 Od 

AVebt I'.ranch History. 

The October issue of tho Historical 
.loxirnul, published by Col. J. F. McGinness 
at WiPiamsport, is fall of interesting mat- 
ter. Sainoel .Maclay's journal is continued 
at great length. 

Pronii-.e is given of an illustrated article 
on "nl;l Fort Aucn^ta," whi'Mi stood at the 
coi.lln. -i.-f, nf thf. \,,rll. : ,u\ UVu Branches 
(.' 1 ''.■.-. i ;■' '■ ,!i' .. ;.t \ I; 1 I .,,i-.v Snnbury. 
!'■ ' - ' ■ \ • . I • ■ ' II,'.. tort, inci- 
i' ■' • . ■ I ! I ly dtfend- 



ila-r prwiiii-. d ivrlii-le of interest is tlie 
ling Valley and a sketch of Methodism 
North Branch, by C. F. Hill, of Ha- 



'fi'.fcs thus kindly of the Hi: 



lUgl 



d Record, published at 
proves as it grows older, 
jcr is exceedingly valuable, 
choice matter relating to 



early tiuies iti the NVyuniiug region. An 
illnstr.ited article eutitltd "flL'lics of tho 
Red Alen" is alone worth a year's subscrip- 
tion, which is only SI. 50." 

We rcaret to note thut Col. Meginness has 
concluded not to publish a revised edition of 
his valuable "li:-'orv of the West Branch 
Valley," .1 :,•■■ 1,1 : uibility of making 
it a tiui',.'"' ' I' I. r.ly remains there- 
fore, for ' ■: led in that subject 
to beco:i;i ■.: i !, tho author's lli^. 
turicril Ju\n-r.'il. [mblished monthly at 62 a 
year. 



Kind \Vi 

)f tho Hi^Lori 



isle 



Ri'cord the Harrisbnrg 
Tcleijrnpli, in its excellent notes and queries 
department says: 
The n:i„r!r.,l f:rct>r.I. of V>-|U;es-Barre, 

li;,. 1. .■; ! .■ .' -. ;,l'i 1, H,:!.er. It is 
f I : . '■■ ■ 1 jre of the 



formation. lliu 
Ushers are doing i 
they may see theii 



I ' ., , I .11 1?^ n-posi- 

lliiuKjj ntv.-papt r pub- 
good work, and we trust 
way clear to continue 



HIE iiisroinrM. itKcnun. 



thirt lii^itorical Uioiiltily for jenri; to ooi 
Their work has a jiormaDent value tu eve 
body. 

KARLY SUSQUKFfANNA NAVKi.VTH 



h-.dfub- 



.'-□disa 



Ci'ui>ie of tlie III rated Steamboat Hear- 
ing 'lie Naiiio of tlio llivcr-C.mlem- 
I.oraiis^ous Aeeoi.nt of Her Deslrction. 
Mure thau nixly ytar.s asjo, before the ad- 
vent of canals iiria railroads, the enterpris- 
ing merchants of Br.Uimoro compreheuded 
the importancn to their material business 
interests uf facililntir.g the mode of trans- 
portation of the lumber, grain, iron and 
whisky trade of the Susquehanna Valley, 
then an important factor in the home traffic 
of that city, lying so ci>nveinently at the 
lower extremity of Fenn-^lvania^- rich 
agricultural and mineral centre. Larije 
sums of ruoney liad been expt-nded in re- 
moving obstructions in the rocky chancel of 
onr noble, (but- rapid and imprac- 
ticable for navigation I river below 
Cnlumbifl, so f.s to admit the pa=sa?e of 
arks and rafts down stream on their way to 
tide. A canal had been con.itructtd from 
Fort Deposit, northward, in order that these 
np-river craft might avoid the shoals and 
dangerous reefs ot the fir-t ten miles above 
fide water, after th,^ =; rir .: 
eided, but as yet f,. : 
way of returning ti' :'■■ 
ing commerce lUci .. .. 
as they would natsL.liy i.^uu. ;i. r.-turu 
for their raw products of forest, titld and 
mine. 

It was decided to make the attempt to 
establish steamboat navigation on the river 
in order to overcome this serious obstacle 
in the way of exchange commerce. The 
tirst attempt at steamboat navigation above 
tide water was made in 162.5. .A. small steam- 
boat named the Susquynm.ua. had been 
built in Baltimore and towcd up to Port 
Deposit in the spring of tt:at year, ihe 
lirat mention we have in the newspapers of 
the day is found in the Uarriiburg 
Chronich'. which says: 

"The Susquehanna was expected at Co- 
lumbia on Sunday night, Tuesday's reports 
were, that she had nut got to Columbia. 
Eye-witne-ses to her progress put the mat- 
tt-r to rest on Weuaesday: they had seen her 
H Euort distiiicj above the head of the 
.Maryland Canal with a pos-t of men tug- 
ging at the ropos, and when they had 
tugged nino miles gave up the job. 
So ended all the romance 

about the St'firpifhayir.a. She drew too 
much water i22 icches) for th" purpose and 
started at th-) wrong point. NVatertneu say 
that the croo!^eduo-s of the channel, with 
the rapidity of the current, makes it utterly 
impossible for a steamboat to ascend the 



falls between the head of tho canal and Col- 
umbia." 

If any of our readers, in their boyhood 
days, ever engaged in the arduous, though 
exciting, labor of "rutmiiJg to tide" on lum- 
ber rafts, and tl.i.'i t.ii,|,. •. -;'i: over Lnu- 
ca~ter hiits for a !: ■ '. morning. 



e.Utorial romarl . l-- '...ii,-! i^articulars 
iipply to \V. i\. J-.u.iiL^,, \,i,;om river 
pilot through Turkey Ilili, B.irger's reef, 
Kshelman's sluice, etc. 

The CV»-o)ue(-> article pays further: "We 
have a report that Mr. WiiieL' -(e'. ff I'llti- 
more, has contracted for 0' ' ' ; • 'f a 
fteambor'.t at Vork Hav.i, -a 

that tho York Co. are 111, 1..1' • : -^s 

with the sheet-iron steauil- , ,i: -lie 

will be launched about Ihr 1 -: . , , ' 

Thisshtet iron boat w^-e : : 
and early in .\pril of tho ii 'h-.l 

the river as far s l'.inL'hait . it-h 

she returnea to York Ha\i : • ., a 

.-vir. Klger, reporting that i . : f,e 

Su-quehanna by r-teain w\. 

Some of our older citi/ • ,. .niii -- re- 
member to have seen her !> uig uioortd to 
the shore about abreast of the present 
Market Street sewer, and haw the men, 
women and children of tho old borough 
gathered on the common to admire so great 
a triumph in tho art ot marine architecture, 
and enjoy a ride to Foity Fort and return 
on the wonderful craft. 

As regards the boat said to have 
been contracted for by Mr. Winchester, 
there seems to be some mystery. 
We find other newspaper mention of 
her saying that she was almost completed 
and would soon bo ready to take to the 
water, and yet there is no certainty of her 
ever having been used in any way on the 
river. And a:;aiii, we are not uifnrmed that 
the S'is'i ••■..'■. -.. r -.>'■'■■ ■-'"] m pa-sing 
the ri'PiL! , :■ . I' . •'■>■ : 'iJ It isd:tn- 

cult to - . '1 set Mr. 

Fearce in :-■■■. ' : 1. , i.'-" -^ajs the 
.S".SQi"' ' - ■ •'■' ti^.c.l boat that 

explodei: ; - .' Ucr%\ioi; the next 

spring.. I ■ -.e.nd commi-sioners 

in thei' < , .. ■ : : ' .. ^^e the name as tho 
,s-„. ,;..,■,,. -: • i.nilnnore. It is ju-^t 

I ,, -! , . ' ' . ■ f..tal explosion may have 
■ ■'...■ - :rd .\!r. Winchister's boat of 

,,.,.' ,, ... , . r -u-ceeded in getting through 
the low.T ti-.m 
The Svs,n„h' 



Till-: IIISlTll;lc,\l, ];y, 



tinder ttio cmo of Carit.Coru well, ( Pearce eiiys 
OoUicp), Bu experienced river pilot; shewH.i 
nwor,innni,.(oP Iut trial trin oo thii. por- 
'!"" 'f ■•' -1. ■ i,y ii boiird of Couimis- 
|;<^"' ' '■ •' ■■■- of Maryland, iles.-^rs. 

f «"' ' ' "d Morris, throe dis- 

t"V,'''' '■■■'' • ;!'.ltiinore. Cant.Coru- 

»■«•" '' ■ >^;r.-', mad«" Severn! 

?'"''■' ' ■ : : • . N'orthcimber- 

'»"; ■ ■ ' I ■ ! '-'h Branch and 

J"-;',''',",'- ■ ' '' ■ "! :iud retarned 

lo ,V'^';.'- '-"t. Alnou.L 

on the -i,,M.' , : . . ; ., boat starttd 
from \ork I, , - . < , - . p. tow a iflrj..c 
kee boat <-, .. . . , _. ^ thou.aiid 

bushels of vi;, :, I, , I ■ , ..,,,. don her fatal 
Irip, Brrivin„- nt the N.-.ouneok Fail-; at 4 
o'clock ot May 3. At these falls there 
was nu enter and an artificial 
inuer channel of shallow water for 
tho acoomniojation of rafts and 
arks. It WHS ckcKled by Cajit. Cornwr'.l 
after cousniiuia witii other river cen on 
board to try IJr^t the main, or deep water 
channel, as they feared the water might be 
too shallow iu the artiticial elnniiel to allow 
the boat to pass. The current is very strong 
in the luaiii channel, and the raptaiu ar>'ued 
ttjat If the boat would not stem 
it, that he could then drop back and 
try the otlier one. The boat made a halt m 
a small eddy below the falls on the easi "ide 
of the river and some of tho passengers went 
ashore; this was the case with ihe -Maryland 
Commi...siotiers. 

The boat v/=s directed into the main chan- 
nel, and had proceeded perhaps two tiind< 
of the distance throuch the lall-, when s).e 
ceased to n;.-.k'j turlhor progress, the eu- 
Sine was stopped and she was permitted 
to drift back to tho foot of tho rapid, 
where she ftruck upon a wall dividinrr the 
artificial from the main chancel, and at°lhat 
instant one of her boilers ex]i!oded at both 
ends. The scene was as aivful as the 
imasinatiou cara picture. Two of the p;u-^- 
eengers on bu:inl, named .John Turk and 
heber \\ hitmar-h. raitmen from Oheuanyo. 
IN. Y., were thrown into i he river, where thoy 
met with an in-iant death, if not 
by the esplo=ion. certainly by drown- 
ing in the swift current of the 
nver; William Camp, a merchant from 
Oweco, was totally scalded by e.-cipm" 
steam. David Rose, of Cr.euaa"0, Js v" 
was also fatally injured. Quincy .Maj nard, 
the en<;inetr, as stated in the account pub- 
li=ncd m t!ie Uinville n;ilch>wtn otje week 
after the occurrence, *as not eX[i.H-ted to 
rec'.ver. thn-iiau Brnbst, of r;i!,-.«i-^.i 
fatherof our 1 ;te towcsmai' S. 1) Brub^i 
and .leremiah Miller, of .lani-it^. v.iT-rcr:- 
onsly injured. M. s-rs. Uooa-iele, Cilt ;u;d 
Underwood, of Danvilh', were more or 
less injured, as were Mes^rs. IJ.irtoti t. 



Hnrley, Fo.-ter and Col. i'axton, of Cata- 
wissa, and Benjamin Edwards, of BrMintrim. 



throu-h is Ui! 
ended th 
tjusiiueui 



)iid attempt to navigate the 
by steam power. w. j. 



I'-inaiiuel njiirsliall'H Speedy Auerstor. 
At the foot of the Wilke:^-Barre Mountain, 
on tho way from Wilkas-Earre to Oliver's 
Mills, lives a well-known Wilkes-Barroan, 
Kmaiiuel Marshall. Ho comes from an old 
pre-llevolutionary family, and he is fond of 
telling aboat the lioublous times of the last 
''*""'>■ I'l- -■■•■■■ ■ :i.rit.ither was one of 
"' ' ' ■ .• J by the Proprie- 

' ' ' ' ■ !■"> years ago this 

■' ' ' ' i' ' ■ : rticipate in whathas 

•"' ' ' ' i-torjc walkingpnrchp.se. 

' ' / - ' ■ "1 a h't of land on the Uela- 
^ '■ ' '5 before, but he was such 

■" ' : ' ' ■ ' • !■ Kt-r that he wonli take no 
au\ 'lit;..:.,;, o: the Indians and so the three 
days walk, which was to limit the purchase, 
was oi.ly such an one as Penn himself and 
tlic Itu!Lin= con! J accomplish.. 

N''- ^ ^<'-r.i"lnns were his succes'iOrs. 
II": •■ • ' :Mtn who were famous for 
"' -i=t walkers and they were 

'" ' :'-'.Hon of five pounds in 

'■^"' ' ' , -r..- ot laud m the par- 

'' ' ■ '' ■ ' ■■ ■ ■■ I M'-chase was to be 
■' ! ^ ' ■ '■•'"Id be w;dked 

Y' " ' ' ■ ■ 1 nuon ot the next 

^■■y ■" ; ■ ■ ■ . ■! '--hill was the only 
onewlio dm nni break down, he covering 
sixty miles. The Delaware Indians always 
considered that tho Proprietaries had 
swindled <l-'.'Ji, nor wniild they relinquish 

^'"^ : ' ■ !■ - : ' : ■ - ). The walk was 
" '' V ■ ■ ' ' .':-es which after- 

""'"" • ' ■ ■" '■' . ■ ' '1 I : .■:>'.-hed;and the first 
Uiurder ,n ,le. irovmce. Dr. K^le says in 
his History of Pennsylvania.was on the very 
land they believed themselves cheated ont 
ot. V\ hen the Surveyor General atterwards 
pas-vd over thi- eround it took him fonr 
days to cover what Mar.sh.al had covered in 
a diy and a h..,lf. 

Ot Marslmll's companion- one who broke 
iK.wnon the way never recovered from the - 
strain, but lived only a few years. The 
--■cond who iiU'j fell by the way died of ex- 
hau-iion in three da>>. Marshall, who was 
a n;itive of Buck;. County, was a noted 
hmner and chain carrier. H„ |,ved and 
dicdonMarshallV M.nd in the Delaware 
, enchint; the ago of ix). 



riiK iiisionuAr. UKronn. 



TWO suiciors. 



by 



A. cerlnin No 
VVilkoB-liarro iu cini^-ultntion with a number 
of our leading cilizt'us ijii business th:it re- 
calls the mimy interesting events tliat trp.uH- 
pired in connection \MLh the residencti and 
experience of Jiiy Gould and his then 
partners in this county. Leupp, Lee i Co. 
was the niiuio of the tirra wliich had the 
famous controversy with Gould • 



the Gouldsbc 



With 



nith its pitched 
■ drawn oat equity 
, : il which ended 
I 1 to Lf-upp. Leo 
i\ :ng tlie county 
liis pocket to pay 
whence he ciine 



his way back to New Yc 

here on his then disappointed search for a 

fortune. 

It 13 noted as one of the tragic features of 
the association of the^o men that boihLeupp 
and Lee afterwards suicided. The former 
was entertaining a number of his friends iu 
New York, the conversation turned on fire- 
arms. Lenpp left his trnests aiid repaired to 
hisown bc-d room up stairs. Here he took 
down from its usu il resliut; place a reraark- 
cblesort of fun. He took it apart, carefully 
put it together a^-ain, and Ihen deliberately 
blew his brains oat with it. 

Lee married his housekeeper after he left 
here and finally took up his residence at 
OniU(;6ville, N. J. It was at this place he 
put an end to his life, a few years airo. but 
not, as in the other case, with any special- 
ly dramatic accompaniments. It is with ref- 
erence to a dispute itiat has arisen under his 
will that the New Yorklawjor came here The 
will is disputed on the ground that he was 
non compos vie>iti:i, as they say iu law, and 
legally incapable ot miikiii;; a will, and the 



depu- 

■ - 'Mizens as knew 

nee here, to the 

II • ■ ;, cot in his ri(;ht 

defiO. itions can bo se- 

He is remembered as 

eccentric man, but it 

follow that he was mad. Many 

men have ;even more 'pronounced oddities 

d J jt are fully capable, and disposed to 

i)^' as the law eon- 



intention o 
eitions f ro:i 
him at the i 
effect that 1 
mind. W h 
cured is a q 
a very pcou 



1 J jt an 
1 doing. 



templates tha 



• done 



and for a tin ■ ; i 

Dennis tav._ : . 
Franklin ai; . '. . 

Second N.Hti i'. ' i 

he moved to tnt- tiuarcii;, 
ner of the alley on Frunkha S'.reet, west 
eide, where the broker shops and lawyers' 
ofiioes are to-daj. Here ha used to do bis 
work at a table piled high with papers and in 



he lievei here 
a? in the old 
the corner ct 
ts, where the 
. Afterwards 
S3 on the cor- 



lu all. 
ing ill 
after;, 



he was ,\i!,;i;:;, \,i; a i I ■•■■■1 ;r ive, boiluiK 
on a spue ui n:ie of his rooms. He made 
jellies himself, that is with his own hands. 
He would boil eggs and feed his guests with 
meals composed of ttu >e and other articlen, 
the product of ii ■ >■ u 



He- 



th( 



ina found 
up as the 
Canal and 



flood of 18i;:i, ul , : : 
its way into ";;r ■'.:<■'- :, 
Square and when Kr.er, Iriiu 
other street-! were li.ivigHted fur some time 
in beats. During this period he was lond of 
parading in the water up and down Kiver 
Street iu great long boots reaching up to his 
middle, and a rope titd around his waist, 
with a long end coiled, which he carried in 
his hand, and which he said wa~ to bo thrown 
to the re-cue of any poor devil who might 
be bri'!!,'!,'. , :i: ) down the swollen 
stream v ' ' - ; ,' "Love, or to any boy 
or woi ,- ' ' 1 -^plu from his or her 

boat, 01 ■ ;i • r ,, ; - 1 pliced iu danger of 
being drowned. He traversed this beat 
patiently during nearly all the continuance 
of the flood. It is remembered 
that once during this tiaio he stoi^ped at 
.Mrs. Woodbury's house and asked for a 
glas" of brandy. The liquor w.is given to 
tiim, but instead of drinking it he poured it 
into his boots, remarking th,at in that place 
it would be a reasonably sure preventive 
against his taking cold. 

Other of his peculiarities are remembered 
and will doubtless be sworn to for the use 
of those who aim to overset the suicide's 
will, but whether they should avail to accom- 
plish that object may well be (lue-tioned. It 
certainly should not be called evidence of 
insanity that a man prefers brandy in his 
boots to brandy iu his belly c. a. j. 



Llio Pcn,is',b:ania Mn'jaune of Hif 
and Bio'jrcf.'ny for (Jctober contains 



folio _ 

I MS. on the Susquehanna and bordc 
country.— The British Hi-torical .\I 
scripts Commission, in tt,H \pi,.iMiix in 
8th Report, menliou a i.i.i.i. .-i; : i; - 
value to students of I'r'. 
'■Otlicial report of i-f \ : , ; ^ ■ -, 
scription de la riviere dt- .- i i : ; i:,i, 
pays qui la borde, depuH llnrr;-- I 
jusqua rembouchurc.' MS. still or reci 
,in the .possession of Lord Bniybrook 
^Braybrooke, at .\udley Lud, Saffron, 
den, Sussex." 



riu: iiisrouirAi. avj 



The SulHvttii KxpuilitluJi Journals. 

The journal:;, miip-. e(o., of Geticrnl Jolin 
SHllivmi'r. i:uhl:>r\ exiiJilinos iWRinst the 
"Six Millions • uf Indian? iu 177ti, hiive 
been prcpnr.il iii n v.iil.l.nutid volniiio by 
Secretnry of .Stuic Conk in accordHUCO Willi 
abillrasscd in (ho N.w Yorl; J.^gisUitiirp. 
Tbojo^rnn!^<of Gtucnil binllivnn'a lic-meu- 
ants and n^si-lant* mn im-ludi'd. nnd the 
Tolume cout'-.in-i fxcillent ^ retl «• iif;riivinfj-; 
Of Geci-i:il Siilhvau. Brii?miuT GcihthI 
James CliDtou, Colonel Peter Gan^ovoort 
and Colonr-1 I'lulin \'au Cortlmidt. and com- 
plete records of yonteuniHl celebrations of 
the highly iuterestiuM events iu which Gen- 
eral Sullivuu participnted. 

(.Letter to the Editor.l 

The State of New VorJi. with t;reat libei- 
ality and honor to herself, has recently pab- 
lisbed the cutemiml proceedinfr^ celebrat- 
ing the victory of Gen- SuUivau and the 
forces under hi^ command over the Indians, 
British and In-i.;- ^.f \ wtown, six miles 
below Klniir^ v t ' ■ f August. 1779. 

The pnbli'".' ' ivuteunial pro- 

ceedings of ...-....'. uio'.ndes the hi"!- 
torical iLddr> ,- i:.^ \..i,\\ ..Ld oll'.er places 
npon the sur-jv ^t. juurual s of otiicers and 
others written, '.i the time, roster of ofhcors, 
biographical sketches, etc., etc. 

Amont; the jaurnais is one purportiiir^ to 
have been written by Maj. James Morris. 
On page '.iiO, conameucini: Aug. 14. 1770. it 
will be foacd that this jonrual \:< an exact 
copy of that of Lieut. Col. Dearborn from 
Aas. 14 to the end. See pa^e 70, etc. 

At the conclasionof Dearborn's Journal 
the Norris Journal is tilled out with the 
General Order.s i-.-ued by Snllivan r.t Iho 
camp in Ivi«ton May 'J4. 1779. See Lieat. 
Col. Huliley's Journal, page 145. and Lieut. 
Ck)l. H. iJenrbor-i's Journal page liS 

The cuuipil-jr ot this publication has evi- 
dently bieii impo-ed upon, by whom I sliall 
not attemiit to say. 

In examining the introduction to Norris' 
Journal, pa.^e 223, I fina that this journal 
was •'oarofnUy revi-id and corrected" by 
GeorRO G. B-niuin, Esq., correspoudintj 
Buoretary of tht) B'lS ilo Historicil oojiety, 
from "an luiperfcct copy thereof, with 
several (■nns-iorjs and many important 
errors." Is -\Ir. Barnuin the p.arly who was 
guilty of supiilying these, "several omis- 
eions and many importanl err.)rs."by copy- 
incDearb 



for Norris'-, - !, - ', • ! 


:. imposed upon. 


It behoove- (■•■-.. 


! . \i)laiu, and if 


he is not th 


: . :ei the public 


know who t,, ;.:,,-. 


U^- society, who 


have the Nor.-,.' ..i w,..,. ; 


ii.t, cucht to hunt 


ont the impor.Lcr at any co 


'St. W- nas u.ed 


that society to perpetr-ate a 


. great fravid. 



WlOMINC, Oct. 8, 



SlEUBEN jF.>iKI>S. 



In lb70 the .Alliens ( Pa. i 'f- ;■, th.jn 

pa[.,ers, iiublishedan ni,. . ■ ', "llie 

Story of a K,-vohitionar.. : i-!.i:,.d 

two or three oolumuB, »ih' m . ( , ,,'->d by 
the editor, Mr. Chas. T. Jlnsioii. it gavi the 
recollections, almost in the form of a diary, 
of Kdwm Corwin, of General Sullivan's ex 
pedition from Aug. 20th to the end. 

Corwin belonged to General Clinton's 
eomniaud. Ho begins his rec<3lleotions with 
the a^soinbly of Clinton's troops at "Canajo- 
hary."ln Mr. (Jorwin's volume of Sullivan's 
expedition, lately issued by the State of New 
York, nr-ither Corwin nor his "Heoolleo- 
tions" are mentioned. Will Hon. Steuben 
Jenkins examine the article in his copy of 
the Uteaacr. and give Fonio knowledge of 
Corwiu's '•llecoliections';'" Who w.as the 
person wiio took them down "from Corwin's 
lips," ns the preface states? 

Corwin was born in Cayn>,'a County, N. Y., 
Feb. 1^3, 17.'i!i: died Sept. 5, 1849, at the ad- 
vanoed age of '.'O years. He was a private 
iu the Gth Co., Captain Fowler — 2d 
N. Y'. Rc". : was at the bnttle.s of Saratoga 
and Mobmoiiih— saw Andre hunc, and fol- 
lowed Snllivai.'s expedition. We are told 
that he "had many thrilling incidents to re- 
late." Did lie leave any manuscript narra- 
tives of his Revolutionary life beyond the 
papar supra'/ 

In this coniieetiou I beg, with profound 
respect, to differ with my friend, Mr. Jen- 
kins, a • to the eimiliarity o Maj. Norris' and 
Gen. Dearborn's Jourijal of the Sullivan Ex- 
pedition. A comparison of these two ioar- 
uals does not justify .Mr. J.'s statement that 
the journal of Norris had been tampered 
with, and enlarged by a third party, copying 
certain portionsof Dearborn's journal. The 
differences in lauguaae, spoiling, punctna- 
tioc, and the use of capital letters in those 
parts of Norris' jon.nai that are similar in 
fubstance, and largely in lanenaee, to Dear- 
born's, are very patent. Each journal bears 
strong internal evidence of having been 
written throughout by the party to whom it 
is credited. And nule.ss Mr. Jenkins has 
seen the original MS. of Norris' journal, 
and is sure that the suspected parts are not 
in tiie same wrilintf wuh the part that is not 
suspected, his criticism is not jest. Cer- 
tainly no profit could V'e gained by any third 
party fiom sucrh a viilaiuous forgery as an 
imitation of Norris' style of writing in copy- 
ng Iroui Dearborn would be. 

In defense of my friend, the honorable 
secretary of the Buffalo Historical .Society, 
Mr. G. C. Barrum, I must say that I believe 
such an action on his part to be impossi- 
ble. If Mr. Jenkins h.-.s ever been a soldier. 
and as fuoh kept a diary of events solely 



TUK JirsTOKK'A!. HECOIUi. 



tut hir-. owu p(!rionii! plciisnro, as the writer 
has dona, he will have had an nncomuion 
experience if ho has not copied from other 
diaries or allowcil his coinrades to copy 
from his puch eveutrf an proorotination or 
other causv. may have prevented liuing lo- 
corded at ti^e moment they happened. It 
\a very donbtfnl if any pint'le expedition 
that v/as made on either side in the war 
between the States (Ibtil-lbOr.) prodnoed 
as many joaruala of the esneditiou a^ tliupo 
of Arnold to Canada in I'iTd and Sullivan to 
Niafj'iiain 1779. The wonder ir* that aaionu 
the 27 jonrnals of the latter expedition so 
fif'^e exact Bimilarity occars. Finally, iMr. 
J. fails to notice that Maj Norris was tne 
major of Lt. Col. Dearborn's regiment in this 
expedition, donbtless ocoiipjing the same 
tent; at least sleeping nndei the same 
blanket and it is hardly probable that they 
failed to record the daily events in their 
jonrnals at the same time. Mr. J. is nnjiist 
to both Mr. B'Tuam and the Bnffalo His- 
torical Society in his criticism ''nnless he 
speaks from the book." h. e. h. 



A Former Wllke 



Dead. 



The San Antonio Express:, of Sept. 6 
contains a colnmn and a half report of a 
meeting ot the San Antonio Bar, called to 
take action on tije death of Major Jacob 
Waelder, a former WilkesBarrean. De- 
ceai?ed is spoken of in the most cnlogistic 
terms in the speeches and resolntions. He 
oconpied a prominent position in S.'in 
Antonio and wa.s elected to every ofBce for 
which he was a candidate. He wan twice 
elected to the Legislatnreand was a member 
of the convention which framed the State 
Constitntiou. He is deooribert as an able 
and learned lawyer, a pleasant associate, an 
esteemed citizen, a Democrat and a 
christian gentleman. 

He v.as the founder of Mr. Banr'a 
i;'i/,. ' ■ . . i: ,: in ;.aper in this city, in 
1>^' ', ' v.hi-h ti.me he had been 

cmi ; ; ' ' I'e Uepartmeutof Harris- 

bur; ; cji German documents. 

In loi.;, i.e rl ... i/i/f;- says, he went to the 
Mejkioau war as u first lieutenant m the 
Wyoming Artillerists. and made a 
most creditable war recird. Upon his re- 
turn he studied law wiih Hon. L. I). Shoe- 
maker, and was admitted to the bar in IS.'jO, 
bein<; elected district attorney the following 
year. In IS-'cl he went to Texas, where he 
built op a largd law practice. A city in 
Texas bears his name. 

Mr. Waelder was born in Germany in 
1817. He leaves a widow and seven chil. 
dren, also onedanBhter by a former mar- 
riage, Molly Waelder, who visits Wilkes- 



B^irro from time to time, in company with 
her mother's fisler, Mws .Mary Lamb, who 
owns the property on the corner of Market 
and Fr.'uiklin Strefts, diagonally opposite 
the WyomiutT Bank. 

Funeral ..f tlie Late Ma,ior Waelder. 

The San Antonio I Texas) Ej:ijri:-<'< of the 
4tli in.^t., give* riariierd.irs of the funeral of 
the late Major Jacob Wnelder, formerly ot 
Wilkes-Barre. Ho wa= buried according to 
the ritual of the Kpi-copal church, the long 
cortege comprising a batt-ry of artillery, 
three troopj of c.ivalry, besides numerous 
civic, beneficial and musical a-^ociaiiona. 
The Beethuvi-n .Matr.nerchor SHCg at the 
grave and the- Belknap Rilles tirtd a farewell 
salute. 

Jacob Jarobys Death. 

At 1 pm. Sept. 11, Jacob Jacohy, a well- 
known resident of this community, died 
after a short illness of general debility con- 
Bequent on oid age. Until within the past 
few years he was engaged in the grocery 
basine'^s here, and was an industrions and 
opright mercliant. He had resided for some 
time pfi-t M'lth his -oTum law, Jacob Adams, 
OOSoDtli W . I',.' : ^;reet, where he died. 
He lea'. - I . . ,, Insephine, wife of 

Mr. Au iM , , . ■ . . He came from Ba- 
varia, (1. rn. '.• \. t.i : ,,- city forty-six years 
ago, and '.!ri~ rriukcd :iiii..-in.7 oor oldest Ger- 
man Citizens. He was 6-t years of age. 

Death of Hev. Matthias W. Harri-.. 

The sad news has been received of the 
death on Sept. 17, of Kev. M. W. Harris in 
a Western home, to which he went from 
Wilkes-Barre only a few months ago. The 
disease whicli struck Mr. Harris down was 
typhoid fever, with whicri he had been ill for 
only a fortnight. Mr. H.trris was ."lO years 
of age. and was a h.cal minister in the 
Evangelical Church in this city. Last .April 
he v/tnt to Carthage, Mo., where he accepted 
a charge, and was preaching np to the time 
of his death. VVhiie m U ilkes-Barre .Mr. 
Harris was an active p'.riicipant in tiie Third 
Party Prohibition mover, :,/iit and was a 
tluent speaker on ihe ii.M.irm and in tho 
pulpit. Ui^ ^i'.- .11 •' .1- , '"It children 
survive hioj. I: - Mrs. N^^ry 

Goodwin, of (■■::;: . ; i ia,dU-.rTey 

H.Harris, of 111-,- >;;> -. .• i. .s and W. S. 
Harris, whoare at (.'.irringe. Ihe latterwas 
here at the tune ttie new- came ttiat be wa.s 
ill, and left lor home at once, but arrived 
too late to see his father a.ivo. Mr. Harris 
was buried in Carthage on Sunday, Sept, 16. 



TIIK llIslijlilfAl I; 



IX-iith of .Mrs. MrCaiiiiKlif.i-. 
Mis. ]■,. (\. .McUarraahor, the wife of 
Saointl .Mi<;arr;isher, Esq., dn d .S'luds.y 
morniQg, Oct. :-', about 7 o'clock, in 
the tJiid ytar of her aye, at her iMte ru.si- 
ilence, Srj D.ina Street. For several years 
diabf-K'-i had weabi-ued lier and kei^t her 
uinch at lionie, and recently BrisKt's disvuse 
attacVed lirr. A recent fall upou thu pave- 
uieDt, iiw 1U4 at^evere uervoti- shock, perhaps 
hasteiied her end. Mr.=. McCani.-her was 
B member of the First Presbytcriau (!hnrch 
of this city. Uheii fhe knew thu time of 
her departure whs near, she looked toward 
the fill lire withont fear aud wich abnndaDt 
faith. ^' ^ii ! \ .'.. pfacef'iUy, and during 
her 1- ,-; , 'i.red little or no pain. 

'i'h'l:.; ■ : took place at her late 

re?niii,-. on I ■ I ly afternoon at 3:30. 

Attorney Dltksou's FHther l)*;ul. 
Rev. H. S. Dickson, of Philadelphia, 
father of A. H. Dickson, Esq., of Wilkes- 
Barre, died at his hoiue in the former city 
C)ct. 17. KeT. .Mr. Dickson was a native of 
Comity Duwii.lrel.md, sod was sev^nty-livo 
years of ai;d at the lime of his death. Uo 
came to tnis e jiintry witti his parents iu 
1821 and settled near Launiugsbar-. N. i'., 
where, by his own inuustrj , ."le accumulated 
ButScieut funds to carry him throai;h Union 
Colles^e and Princeton Theoioaioal Bemi- 
nary. ile then too;; up r is lite worK of 
preaching, his first chari^e being in .Missis- 
sippi, k Utt.ie huor we near of him at B'ort 
Wayne, Iiid., wntn lin r.Diiir.eJ ..trvoral 
years, preaciiinj wi::! , ; .; - mo -~.i-^cc-.\u<i 
a fine church aud i : :. -r ; works 

that are grea'ly toi ^ •'• atter- 

wards performed s.:j.: .: .v , , ,i I '.lo'-i, N. 
Y., bnildins tne VV,,-tm;L-ter Church. 
Shortly alter he w;is injured in a railroad 
accident aud compelled to give up active 
work, when he removed to PhiPuieiphia, 
where ho has couLinued to aia the jjood 
cause by wi^e conn-el fonnd'id ou lon<; ex- 
perience and a hearty interest in the work. 



Deatli of -llr 



Fell. 



On Saturday, Oct. S, at o'clock am., 
Elizabeth (irny. wite of D. \. i'Ai. Sr., oK-d 
at her re-idence, I'-J Nur'.h W a-hir.KCoQ 
Street, of cirriiosisof tbe liver, atter in ill- 
ness of some six mooths. She was .ol years 
of asje and is survived Dy her ti'isbnad and 
two sons. Attorney D. A. J-'ell, .Jr., aud Dr. 
Ale:s;inoer G. Fell. Uf r only other child, a 
daui^litcf, Mary, died obout tv.'o years Ktfo. 

1 hi d. c^.'-sfrd was a danghttr of the late 
.Mex iiider (Truy, of this city, was born here 
and pe.---d ti3r ffhole life in Wiikes-Uarro. 
Of her family foii^ sisters survive her, .Mrs. 
j\nua Brown, widow of the late Joseph 
Brown, of this city, and Wti. Margaret Car- 



penter mid Misses Jane and Isabella Grny, 

of Priucetoo, N. J. Mrs. Fell will be fireatl} ! 
missed not only fromi the circle of her 

family, but by all her many friends. She j 
had a kiuody, .otntle nature, warm hearted 

and (dlectioaate. She was a consistent I 

member of the First Presbyterian Church I 
and pratietd the christian teachings of her 

faith iu all the occurrences of daily life. I 

The funeral took plies at 3 pm. Monday ! 

from her late residence, Kev. Dr. Hodge ( 

officiating. The interment ivas made in ' 

Hollcnback Cemetery. ! 

Deatli of atrs. Knterline. j 

Death entered a Wilkes-Barre horns Sept. '' 

2!) aud robbed it of a kind and loving i 

mother and robbed the community of a ' 

valued friend and neiiihbor. Mrs. Angle ! 

Euterline, widow of the late J. H. Euterlme, ; 

OI Dau]iliin Couoiy, and eldest dau^jriter of ', 

the lite Edwarti Euterline, of this city, died 1 

'Ihuisday al 7:.J0 pm. at her home ou i 

Ross Street, tier aye was 39 years and i 

death resulted from typhoid pnen- i 

uioiiia from whi^h shs has been a I 

painful .^fflertr. .^Iie is survived by live • 



,. , . , ^ .. . uri 01 li^r lia.o.ii-i. De- 

:.' . -rof Mrs. Gcor-. S'lidie, 

M: . 1 . I ;.;j-on and George V. . Enter- 

uieojber of tne Presbyterian Churcu. 

Xho venerable "Daddy" Em:.ions, the 
famous hshermnn of Harvey's I. ikc is deaii, 
his ucmise having occurred at Di..as on 
Sept.. 1-1, at tut Momo of a dau=;io r, Mrs. 
D,.vis. A tur'L:o at ac;>, }.h;\.- -^ ..^.i.s on 



byap 
ot a hi 



.nd 



an injury n \r i ; ■.. .,:■ -,(_._ , t : • .i 
ho p.-.ssid quicUly awi). As the Lca'.lfr 
says, he went to iiartey's Lake from New 
Jersey i.bout Udrty-nvfc years -i-o <'.!:d ever 
since h.is been a promii:eLi: cu; r.-eter at 
that favorite resorl. Up t.' . .i..'. > ;fir5 
aao he lived iu a hut iu .. '■ ■ • ■ ' - ou 

tl.u banks of the laUe, iiL • .o..,n 

lie k lew ju.s: where ti'.o nuci :r.;.' .• ■.. ■-- must 
nunu-rou^, ar.il seldom laikd to ;;. -.ke a 
catcii when a : roper tlfort was \'.i-. forth. 
Ho tivu^jhl many ot i."r; prominent men of 
his cay ti^e art of an^^linif, amonc; his p up.U 
hoinjj the lale Ju;!L;e Puxson, of Pbiiadel- 
phia. Since leavinj; the lake he has resided 
with his daughter." 



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