1838 Republican Farmer and Democratic Journal
REPUBLICAN FARMER & DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL 1838
BY S. P. COLLINS
PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, WILKES BARRE, PA
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3 Jan. 1838
Democratic County Meeting
10 Jan 1838
Democratic Meeting at the Borough of Wilkesbarre, held 2nd Jan.
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Tunkhannock, Jan. 1st:
James B. GREEN
Joseph L. MEEKER
Robert PIKE jr.
Thomas T. SLOCUM
Camma R. WILLIAMS
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at New Troy, Jan. 1st:
Cyrenus M. SMITH
Jonas O. KELLY
John S. ADAMS
John R. CONDRY
Moses B. PHILLIPS
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Pittston, Jan. 1st:
Wm. S. REDDIN
Charles MC MILLON
Miss A. CAPWELL
Wm. R. MATT
Mrs. Sarry CARNY
Mrs. H. M. CLARKY
Miss Sarah TOMKINS
Mrs. M. SWALLOW
Miss S. A. BROWN
Miss Elizabeth PARISH
Corn’s CORTRIGHT, Esq.
17 Jan. 1838
History of the Democratic Ticket:
J. DRUMHELLER, Sugarloaf, Senate
George DENISON, Wilkesbarre, Assembly
Jasper FASSETT, Windham, Assembly
C. J. CHRISTEL, Wlkesbarre, Sheriff
B. REYNOLDS, Plymouth, Sheriff
H. COURTRIGHT, Pittston, Coroner
M. TURNER, Plymouth, Coroner
W. SWETLAND, Kingston, Com’s
M. JACKSON, Abington, Auditor
N. WADHAMS, Plymouth, Assembly
M. OVERFIELD, Braintrim, Assembly
J. ROMBAUCH, Newport, Com’r
Samuel VAIL, Greenfield, Auditor
George DENISON, Wilkesbarre, Assembly
Dr. J. J. WRIGHT, Kingston, Assembly
J. ROMBACH, Newport, Com’r
L. FERRY, Tunkhannock, Auditor
A. G. BROADHEAD, Sugarloaf, Assembly
Nicholas OVERFIELD, Braintrim, Assembly
Thomas CARKHUFF, Kingston, Sheriff
Benj. REYNOLDS, Plymouth, Sheriff
Nathan GOSS, Huntington, Coroner
John MILLER, Abington, Coroner
Luman FERRY, Tunkhannock, Com’r
Samuel SAYLOR, Pittston, Auditor
A. BEAUMONT, Wilkesbarre, Congress
N. OVERFIELD, Braintrim, Assembly
A. G. BROADHEAD, Sugarloaf, Assembly
William APPLE, Hanover, Sheriff
E. S. POTTER, Providence, Sheriff
Jos. TUTTLE, Kingston, Com’r
Thomas IRWIN, Dallas, Auditor
A. G. BROADHEAD, Sugarloaf, Assembly
Ziba BENNETT, Wilkesbarre, Assembly
Sebastian SYBERT, Salem, Com’r
Thomas IRWIN, Dallas, Auditor
A. BEAUMONT, Wilkesbarre, Congress
Z. BENNETT, Wilkesbarre, Assembly
B. A. BIDLACK, Wilkesbarre, Assembly
A. R. BACON, Nicholson, Coroner
Jos. MOSS, Jr., Union, Coroner
Samuel SAYLOR, Pittston, Com’r
Jarious HARRISON, Huntington, Auditor
B. A. BIDLACK, Wilkesbarre, Assembly
Thomas SMITH, Abington, Assembly
Thomas MYERS, Wlkesbarre, Sheriff
John FASSETT, Windham, Com’r
George P. STEELE, Wilkesbarre, Auditor
H. STARK, Tunkhannock, Assembly
W. C. REYNOLDS, Kingston, Assembly
WOODWARD, Wilkesbarre, Convention
BEDFORD, Abington, Convention
SWETLAND, Kingston, Convention
KOONS, Huntington, Com’r
MEIXEL, Nescopeck, Auditor
STARK, Tunkhannock, Assembly
REYNOLDS, Kingston, Assembly
BIDLACK, Wilkesbarre, Conven.
WALL, Nicholson, Com’r
MC KEEL, Lehman, Auditor
Application has been made to Congress by petition for the Flag used by the troops of the Valley on the day of the dreadful Massacre. By the congressional minutes we observe that the petition was presented through Mr. UNDERWOOD of Kentucky. Now to our taste, there would have been more propriety in employing the member from this district or at least one from this state for this duty. He would have felt an interest in securing this memento of a most gloomy and disastrous field, that a stranger cannot, and his exertions would have been correspondingly strong. As a matter of common courtesy to a high minded and honorable man, the petition should have been sent to the member from this district. We truly hope that this venerable and primitive relic of a most bloody and fearful period in the history of this Valley may be given up. But at the same time, we cannot but deprecate and condemn a system of persecution which extends itself into matters of such general interest and feeling.
Late on Saturday evening the fourteenth instant, the trial of the two John GILLIGANS, BRADLEY, MOFFET and GOLLAGER, for the murder of John M’COMB, was closed, and the Jury retired. Early on Monday morning the strong tone of the Court House bell gave novice that they were ready to report their verdict. The house was instantly filled with spectators. The prisoners were brought in. They appeared calm and unterrified. The verdict was opened and the judgement of the Jury declared. It found black haired John GILLIGAN and red haired John GILLIGAN guilty of murder in the first degree; William BRADLEY, guilty of murder in the second degree; and Barney MOFFET and Hugh GOLLAGER, not guilty – and the two last named were accordingly discharged. The Counsel for the convicted moved for a delay of the sentence until they could have an opportunity to plead for a new trial; where-upon the Court of Oyer and Terminer adjourned to the 27th February next.
Married – On the 11th instant, by the Rev. R. FOX, George C. DICKOVER, to Miss Maria, daughter of Samuel RAUB, Jr., all of this place.
Orphan’s Court Sale, will be held 20th February next for a lot of land, situated in the Township of Nicholson, containing about seventy five acres; bounded by Lands of John BRAZIE, and the road to Clifford, being the same land which the decedent purchased of Elijah DEAN. Attendance given by Prudence STONE and Lemuel STONE, Exec’s.
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Wilkes-Barre, Jan. 1st:
Miss Adeline BELROSE
Wm. B. CLYMER
Adam CROUSE Jr.
Rich’d W. CRESSETT
E. H. FILDING
Wm. M. HART
Wm. M. HART
Joseph S. HEWSON
Hanover School Directors
Elijah C. HORTON
Wm. M. HART
Sarah L. JACKSON
M. S. LANDON
Wm. MC INTIRE
John MC CANAGHER
John MC GOWEN
James MC MILLAN
Eliza Ann MACK
Sarah A. REESE
C. A. REYNOLDS
F. M. STRUPAR
L. F. WEIDNER
D. COLLINS, P.M.
Notice – The public are cautioned against purchasing a joint Note Of Hand given by us to Abram HAPPER for 15 dollars, payable twelve days after date, drawn for value received. As we have never received any value for said note, we are determined not to pay it unless compelled by law. H. B. DENNIS and John WILKISER
Notice – The copartnership of W. and J. HIBLER is this day dissolved. William HIBLER and John HIBLER, Jan. 1st, 1838. The business will be carried on by William HIBLER at the old stand.
Dissolution of Partnership – The copartnership existing between the subscribers in the Tanning and Currying business was this day dissolved by mutual consent. Uriah SWETLAND and Philo BOWEN, New Troy, Dec. 25th, 1837.
24 Jan. 1838
31 Jan. 1838
We have neglected to acknowledge our obligations to the Hon. David PETRIKEN and D. D. WAGENER for valuable public documents; and also to H. STARK, Esq., of the House of Representatives, and A. BEDFORD of the Convention for like favors.
Democratic Meeting in Dallas Township, held 27th inst.
Apprentice Wanted for the Plaistering and Mason business – a boy between fourteen and fifteen years of age will be preferred, and of steady and industrious habits, will find a good situation by applying to the subscriber soon. Geo. C. DICKOVER, Wilkesbarre.
Married – At Pittston on the 21st of January, by John MYERS, Esq., Josiah RUGGLES to Miss Mary Ann NAGLE of Pittston.
7 Feb. 1838
In stating the result of the trial of the GILLIGANS and others for the murder of MC COMB we inadvertantly omitted to give the names of the counsel engaged. As a neighboring print published a part of the counsel, but for some reason certainly undiscoverable to us, on the grounds of decency and fairness, neglected others, we give them below, as it may be interesting to our readers to know who were engaged in this difficult and exciting case.
Commonwealth: C. BUTLER, C. H. SILKMAN, A. T. MC CLINTOCK and J. J. SLOCUM
For the Accused: John N. CONYNGHAM, H. B. WRIGHT and L. KIDDER
Old Accounts – We are requested to say that Lumber and Produce, will be taken for Old Accounts due this Office on the terms mentioned in a former advertisement.
Democratic Meeting at Dallas Township, held 27th inst. [should be ult.]
Lost – On Thursday afternoon, the 1st inst., a red silk hkf. of the best quality, with a small figure woe in, some like a star, for which a suitable reward will be given by A. P. BROWER, Wilkesbarre.
Canal Boat For Sale – A first rate new Canal Boat (of the Durm Fashion) built firm and strong, suitable for carrying freight in the Canal. Enquire of V. PABSMANN, Wilkesbarre.
Take Notice. I the subscriber, formerly living in Nanticoke township, Luzerne county, now residing in Millersburg, Dauphin county, do publish hereby, that about two years past, William BRIGGS of the above county and township left a Due-Bill with John BRIGGS Esq., which bill was over signed to him from George FENSTERMAKER, against me; I declared to or before said Justice of the Peace, that I do not owe the said George FENSTERMAKER anything. On the 14th November last, when I was up, Esquire BRIGGS told me that the due-bill was in the notice yet. I went with witness to Geo. FENSTERMAKER and John BRIGGS, and told them if they would come before the Justice, I would stand them a trial, but they did not appear, and as I never signed a due-bill to George FENSTERMAKER, I warn any person or persons not to buy the said due-bill or Judgement, as I never will pay it. Mathias FRECK, Millersburg.
Estate of Jacob SINTON, late of Wilkesbarre, request payments and claims. S. TRACY, Acting Executor. The Business will be continued under the firm of SINTON TRACY & Co., at the Old Stand, corner of Market and Franklin streets, Wilkesbarre.
14 Feb. 1838
Married – In Providence, on Thursday the 1st inst., by Elder W. K. MOTT, Wm. MILLER to Miss Eliza VOSBURG, of the former place.
Died – In this Borough, on Tuesday evening of last week, Mrs. ELLIS, late of Cattawissa, and widow of the late Thomas ELLIS, aged about 57 years.
Died – In this Borough on Wednesday morning of last week, Thomas STUCKER, aged about 29 years.
Boot and Shoemaking Business – Thos. DAVIDGE, Main Street.
21 Feb. 1838
Thomas H., son of Wm. T. T. MASON, Esq., died, aged 15 years on the 28th ult., from extreme weakness on walking home. See article. (Leesburg, “Genius of Liberty”)
John BIGGS, 21, killed in a fall from a horse near VAN EEVER’S Mills, Summersett co., New Jersey.
William B. SAUNDERS, 22, was killed near Basking Bridge, New Jersey, on Thursday morning last by the kick of a horse. He was married the day previous.
Notice to Creditors – that we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws of the Commonwealth, and they have appointed Saturday, the 31st March, next, at the Court House, in Wilkes Barre, to hear us and our creditors where you can attend if you think proper.
C. B. TUTTLE
Silas H. ORCUTT
Whiskey for Sale by Philip JACKSON, Jr., Market Street, Wilkesbarre.
28 Feb. 1838
Married – By Rev. John DORRANCE, on the 23rd ult., Burton DOWNING to Miss KRIDLER, both of Hanover township.
Married – On the 18th inst., by the same, Wm. NAGLE, to Miss Lydia Ann DOWNING, both of Hanover.
Married – On the 20th inst., Ira TRIPP, of Providence, to Miss Rosanna SHOEMAKER, of New Troy.
Married – In Petersburg, Luzerne Co., on the 22nd inst., by the Rev. John N. ZEIZER, Philip WEISS to Miss Elizabeth MEIXEL, both of Nescopeck township.
Died – In this Borough on Tuesday last, William Wallace, son of Jeremiah and Caroline SMITH, aged 17 months.
Notice – A General Court of appeal, for the 115th Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia, will be held at the house of Col. J. J. DENNIS, in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre on Saturday the 17th March next. And at the house of Jeremiah CLARK, in Abington Township, for the 116th Regiment, on same day. Miles AVERY, Brigade Inspector, Falls.
7 March 1838
Public Sale by order of Orphans’ Court of Northampton county, to be held 19th March next for a valuable tract of land situate on Bowman’s creek in Northmoreland (formerly Exeter) township, containing about 408 acres, a part of real Estate of John ARNDT, late of the borough of Easton, deceased, originally taken up and surveyed in the name of Robert FINNEY. Philip MATTES, Admin.
Nanticoke Mills For Rent – For a term of years, the Mill, Saw-Mill and Forge Site on Nanticoke creek, possession given 1st April. Washington LEE, Nanticoke.
Notice – Whereas a certain Matthias FRECK, living in Dauphin county, and formerly living in Nescopeck township, Luzerne county, hath made application to the Editor of the Farmer to have in public print, throughout the Commonwealth, denying a certain due-bill which he assigned to the several years since, which he and his associate Agent refuses to pay at present, and they have shown animosity against me for several years, apparently like the serpent in the grass. But all the privilege I ask of him, and further dare him to prosecute the deed which he has alleged against me – and I feel able to prove the said Mathias FRECK a liar by his own statement, concerning said due-bill, but if my statement is doubted by any individual, I hope they may call at the office of John BRIGGS. Esq., in Nescopeck Township, where said due bill lies secured, and see for themselves. Geo. FENSTERMAKER.
14 March 1838
Commissioners of Luzerne Co. will hear appeals from the assesors returns of County Taxes for 1838, in the month of March.
Steam Engine Manufactory – John C. SMITH, Wilkesbarre.
New Constitution Amendments of Pennsylvania.
Murder of HOFFMAN, the Pedler, in Lycoming County.
Democratic Convention of Pennsylvania Delegates:
Bradford: Col. V. E. PIOLLET, Ephraim W. BAIRD
Pike & Wayne: E. W. HAMLIN
Columbia: George BILLMYER, Samuel CREASY
Susquehanna: Asa DIMOCK
Luzerne: Wm. C. REYNOLDS, Henry STARK, A. G. BRODHEAD
Notice – Whereas many unpleasant difficulties have arisen and exist between me and Mary HUGHES (called my wife) which have a tendency greatly to mar our domestic happiness and the peace and tranquility of my family; and as I believe these calamity has been brought upon me from no other cause than the base insinuations and misrepresentations of some of my unchristian neighbors, who have been for the last two years continually besetting me with their slanders; and as I know not what they may persuade the said Mary HUGHES to do in order that they may complete my ruin, as I hereby caution all persons not to entrust her on my account; as I have always provided for her and still continue so to do, to the best of my abilities, but I will pay no debts of her contracting. And certain itinerent Gentlemen who have been in the habit of Sponging their living out of my hard earnings, will do well to take this friendly hint, that it is against my will for them to visit my family or hereafter frequent my house in my absence – as I am an old man, now upwards of 83 years of age, I find it difficult to support my family and provide them with the comforts of life, without feeding a hungry swarm of idlers, who seem inclined to prey upon me and devour my substance. Parley HUGHES, Providence.
John N. CONYNGHAM, being obliged in consequence of the state of his health to leave this vicinity for a few months has formed a connection with Valney L. MAXWELL, Esq., who will take charge of his professional business.
Democratic Meeting in Northmoreland – Citizens convened at the house of John A. WILLIAMS on the 3rd, to make views and feelings known to the genuine Democracy of Luzerne. Chester BROWN was called to the chair, Abraham FORGUSON, Vice President and A. W. JAQUES, Secretary. The committee to draft Resolutions: David WESTOVER, John N. JENKS, Cornelius VENSCOY, John S. JENKS, John A. WILLIAMS, David B. ROGERS and Abram VINCENT.
Estate of Henry MILLER, late of Sugarloaf township, request payments and claims. Andrew WOLF, Ad’r.
21 March 1838
Are you Assessed? The eighth of April is drawing near when those who have not been previously assessed will be deprived of the right of suffrage at the next fall election. Every citizen should therefore assertain whether he has been assessed previous to that time or he will have lost for a time the dearest right enjoyed by a freeman at a most critical period. If any one entertains a doubt whether they are assessed, let them attend to the matter promptly.
Democratic Meeting at Newport, March 16th.
Democratic Meeting at Hanover, March 16th.
Died – In Detroit, Mich., on Saturday, Feb. 24th, Martha, wife of John J. ADAM, of Lenawee county, Secretary of the Senate, and daughter of the late Capt. O. PETEBONE, of Wyoming, Pa.
Died – At the residence of his father, in the town of Windham, Grant, son of Col. Joseph BURGESS, aged twenty years.
Laurel Run Mill – Plaster will be ground again this year for $1.50 per ton. Corn and cobs for the 12th. And all other kinds of grain chopped for the 13th. The subscriber contemplates starting the Distillery soon, when he will keep on hand whiskey of a superior quality for sale and exchange for Rye and Corn. William F. JOHNSON, Laurel Run.
28 March 1838
Henry FRANCISCO, was executed at Erie, PA on March 10th, for the murder of his wife in Dec. 1836.
John F. WILBUR has disposed his printing office to Levi L. TATE, who will now be editor of the “Berwick Sentinel.”
We learn that the Hon. David SCOTT has resigned his seat, as President Judge of the 15th Judicial district, composed of the Counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Luzerne.
The ice passed out of the river very gently on Saturday evening last, without doing even the ordinary amount of damage to the surrounding country. The river is at present more than the ordinary height of Spring freshets. But few of the hardy lumbermen have yet passed us with the products of their labor.
Easton & Wilkesbarre Turnpike Company declared a Dividend of one dollar and fifty cents, on the 5th Feb. – payable on and after April 2nd, at the Wyoming Bank. S. BUTLER, Treasurer.
Democratic Meeting at Newport, March 16th.
4 April 1838
A meeting of the Luzerne Co. Democratic VAN BUREN Association was held on the 2nd inst.
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at New Troy, April 1st:
John J. WILLIAMS
I. C. SHOEMAKER
William SWETLAND, P.M.
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Tunkhannock, April 1st:
Miss Ruth GARDNER
R. F. HIGHT
William JAYNE Esq.
T. P. MEEKER
R. W. WHITCOMB
Samuel STARK, 2nd, P.M.
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Falls, April 1st:
Joseph C. ALLEN
Mary Ann SPELLMAN
G. W. OSTERHOUT, P.M.
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Pittston, April 1st:
Miss Mary FELL
Polly A. COUCH
Wm. S. SMITH
Miss Clarry JOHNSON
Miss Fanny WAGNER
A. R. BACON, P. M.
Be Cautious. Whereas, a note of hand drawn in favor of John TURNER or John TURNER and Noah WADHAMS. This is to caution all persons against purchasing or receiving said note, as I am determined not to pay said note unless compelled by law, as I have received no value therefore. Benjamin MOSS, Union.
11 April 1838
The undersigned, old Democrats of Northmoreland, state that the meeting held on the 3rd March at the house of John A. WILLIAMS, was the largest ever held in the township.
John A. WILLIAMS
A. W. JAQUES
Virgil B. JENKS
Eli R. HALLECK
Jno. S. JENKS
Moses C. PERNEGO
Jonas O. KELLY
Wm. N. BRINGES
D. B. ROGERS
J. N. JENKS
David C. AUSTIN
John D. MIELLY
John FORGERSON, sen.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Northmoreland, never gave our names to be published in the Wyoming Republican – Wm. B. CHAMPLIN & Wm. M. CHAMPLIN.
The meeting of citizens of Exeter, Northmoreland, Dallas and back part of Kingston met April 9th, and included several old patriots of the Revolution, including Capt. Artemadoras INGERSOLL, Samuel VANSCOY and Dr. John S. JENKS.
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, April 1st:
Miss Sarah APAGATE
Washington J. DENNIS
Joseph H. DEHLER
Miss Mahala EVANS
Jacob & Peter EVERITT
Mrs. Mary FALLEHY
Mrs. Lavina HICKOX
Reuben H__ (letters missing)
Doct. H. HALSEY
Alanson H. LORIT
James N. LEVALLEY
Messrs. J. & H. LITTLE
Edward MC CULLAUGH
E. M. MACHMER
Patrick MC GRAW
Mr. MC CALL
Joseph MC BRIDE
Thomas MC AVOY
Samuel MC LEAN
Messrs. J. & H. MONRES
Miss Mary B. OVERTON
J. &. D. PETATICAN
D. C. RICHARDS
A. H. STERLING
William B. STICKEL
Edwin C. TUTTLE
John Christian WORTH
Miss B. & C. WEISS
Daniel COLLINGS, P.M.
Married – In Wilkes-Barre, on Saturday the 7th inst. by John MYRES, Esq., Henry MATTISON to Miss Elizabeth SIMONSON, both of Stoddardsville.
Died – In Pittston on Tuesday the 3rd inst., Chauncey KNAPP, aged 21 years.
Estate of Isaac NAFUS, late of Pittston Twp., requests claims and payments. Rebecca NAFUS, Adm’rx.
Appointment by the Governor – Wm. JESSUP, Esq., of Susquehanna Co. to be President Judge of that Judicial District, in place of D. SCOTT resigned.
A Democratic Meeting was held at Wilkesbarre on the 2nd.
28 April 1838
The Constitution of Pennsylvania Amended.
To the Public – Whereas, my wife, Christiana, has left my bed board without any just cause or provocation – this is to warn the public against trusting her on my account as I will not pay any debts of her contracting unless compelled by law. Isaac GROBE, Nescopeck.
Democratic Meeting of Northmoreland, Exeter, Dallas & the back part of Kingston, held on 9th April at the School-house in Unison. Capt. Artemadoras INGERSOLL, a patriot of the Revolution was appointed President. Samuel VANSCOY, Dr. John S. JENKS (Revolutionary Patriots), Joseph MONTANYE, Chester BROWN, David B. ROGERS, Vice Presidents; John WILLIAMS and Myron N. INGERSOLL, Secretaries.
Committee appointed to draft resolutions:
Artemadoras INGERSOLL jr.
Thomas J. DECKER
Tailoring Business – Milton COOPER, Wilkesbarre.
Notice – Ziba BENNETT & Isaac WOOD, have entered into a co-partnership in Wilkesbarre.
Married – In this place, on the 12th inst., by the Rev. R. FOX, Thomas BONHAM of Minersville to Miss Ann DAYTON, of the same place.
25 April 1838
Mrs. VAN ARSDALE aged 50 years, according to the Somerville (New Jersey) Messenger accompanied by her husband, a very old man while returning home in a wagon near Millstone Basin last Wednesday, was burnt so badly by her clothes taking fire, that she expired in ten hours after the occurrence. It appears Mr. VAN ARSDALE had deposited his pipe in the basket under the wagon seat, in which was some cotton purchased at a store. Before proceeding three hundred yards, the cotton in the basket was in a flame of fire which communicated with the clothing of the woman, and burnt her so shockingly as to deprive her of life in spite of every exertion to rescue her from her peril.
Storage Forwarding and Commission Business. M.CURTIS, Carbondale.
Appointment by the P. M. General:
Chester BROWN, to be Post Master at Northmoreland – vice John A. WILLIAMS, resigned
Leonard BLAKESLEE, at Whites-Haven – vice Benj. M. ST JOHN, resigned
Joseph HAMPTON, at Nescopeck – vice A. P. HAMPTON, resigned
A quart of the juice of raw potatoes, is said to be a certain relief for a horse troubled with the bots.
The Weather is excessively inclement for the season. A severe snow storm commenced on Monday night, and did not abate until this morning.
Public Sale to be held 17th May at the Public House by John R. DEAN, Union Township.
2 May 1838
Dying, Scouring and Dressing Establishment – Louis WEIDNER, Wilkes-Barre.
Accident – On Friday last, the 27th April, an Irishman by the name of FARRAL, was instantly killed by the accidental caving in of a gravel bank on section No. 27, of the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Rail-Road, and another was so badly injured by the same accident that he died the same evening.
The number of acts passed by the Legislature is 97. The following in which the people of this section are most particularly interested:
1. An act to provide for the repairs and the expenses of the state canals and railroads and continuing the work on the Erie extension and North Branch division of the Pennsylvania canal, for and for other purposes.
2. To incorporate the trustees of the townships of Newport and Pittston, in the county of Luzerne.
3. To incorporate the Wyoming Coal Company.
4. To act to provide for the repairs, and to continue the improvements of the state, and for other purposes.
5. To encourage the destruction of wild cats and fixes in the counties of Lebanon, Luzerne, Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Susquehanna and Tioga.
6. To incorporate the Hanover Coal Company.
Resolution relative to the old Wyoming sufferers.
Died – In Kingston, on Monday the 23rd inst., Maj. John PERKINS, in the 47th year of his age.
Died – In this Borough, on Thursday last, Miss Martha MYERS, aged 18 years.
Notice – Dr. STREATER intends to practice in his profession during his stay in Wilkes-Barre, at the corner of Franklin and Union Streets.
Fashionable Taylor – Jacob KUTZ, Wilkes-Barre.
Estate of John WOLF, late of Sugarloaf township, requests payments and claims. V. SEIWELL and Jno. BEERS, Executors.
Wyoming Bank – The directors have declared a dividend of 4 per cent, which will be paid after the 11th inst. E. LYNCH, Cashier.
9 May 1838
Married – At Abington Centre, on Sunday evening 4th March inst., by Thomas SMITH, Esq., H. W. NICHOLSON, of Salem, Wayne County, to Miss R. Maria STONE, of the former place.
One Cent Reward – Runaway on the evening of the eighth inst., Jacob RUDOLPH Jr., an indented apprentice to the Saddle and Harness making Business. Philip JACKSON, Jr., Wilkesbarre.
16 May 1838
Cabinet and Chair Maker – James C. HELME, Wilkesbarre.
Wyoming Troop members to meet at the house of F. PENNY, Kingston, on 23rd May, for parade and inspection. R MINER, 1st Serg.
Notice – First Battalion of 115th Reg., Penn. Militia will parade for training and inspection at J. CLARK’S in Abington, on May 25th. T. HADLEY, Col.
The application for a new trial in the case of the two GILLIGANS, convicted at January Term, for the murder of MC COMB, was granted as at the special term holding on the 10th and 11th inst. The Honorable Judge JESSUP, gave it as the unanimous opinion of the Court that the statues of Philip and Mary, under which the testimony of FAGAN taken before a Justice of the Peace had been given in evidence were incompatible with the constitution of the state, and consequently not in form. BRADLY who was convicted of murder in the 2nd degree was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, the others will have another trial.
On the 13th inst., the body of a person was found dead in the river near the Ferry of R. GARDNER in Exeter township, supposed to be the body of an Irishman. No papers were found with him by which to discover his name or residence. He appeared to have been in the water some days. The corpse appeared to be that of a man about 35 years of age; about five feet seven inches high & very black hair. Had on a light coloured roundabout, sattinet vest; black silk cravat and brown woolen pantaloons. Fisher GAY, Coroner.
The steamboat Susquehanna arrived at this port a few days since from Owego on an annual visit. On Saturday it made a couple of trips to Nanticoke for the amusement of our citizens, when on returning the second time, the main shaft of the stern wheel gave way and its passengers were compelled to disgorge themselves upon the banks and return to this Borough on foot. This was a damper to the anticipated enjoyment of the ride.
Died – In Dallas Township on Saturday last John MONTONYE, aged about 25 years.
Died – In the same township, on Sunday last, Miss Polly NULTZ, aged about 20 years.
Died – In Dallas, James STEWART, aged about 65 years. (no date)
Died – In Dallas, Mrs. C., wife of Richard HONEYWELL, aged about 30 years.
Died – In Dallas, Mrs. Catharine, wife of John HOWIE. (no date)
23 May 1838
Attempted Murder – An Irishman was lodged in the jail in this place on Sunday evening, charged with attempting to murder his wife. The attempt was made by beating her skull with an axe. The head of the unfortunate woman was, we understand shockingly mangled and her recovery is thought to be impossible They resided in Kingston township, and the cause assigned is said to be jealousy. Both the man and woman we learn were intoxicated at the time.
Caution – Whereas William FURGERSON, lately a citizen of the township of Covington, by fraudulent, representations, obtained my signature to two notes of hand, dated on in 1833 and the other in 1834, amounts of either at this time not recollected – this is to caution all and every person from purchasing said notes, as I have received to value therefrom, I am determined not to pay the same unless compelled by law. Benj. PEDRICK, Jr., Covington.
Dress-Making Business – M. DENNIS and A. WOOD, Wilkesbarre.
30 May 1838
For the last week, the Susquehanna has been at a height unprecedented at this season for some years. The lowlands in the neighborhood of the river have been inundated and great damage to the crops sustained. The winter crops which had just been planted, are it is supposed, entirely ruined where the water has overflowed. This is certainly disastrous for all interest’s.
We intended to notice last week that the fire was doing great damage on our mountains on the eastern side of the river, particularly upon their north western declivities. Much valuable timber has been destroyed, particularly rail timber. The late sever rains have however quenched the devastating element. The practice of firing the woods, is a most wanton sac of depredation, and the perpetrators should be hunted like wild beasts, and brought to punishment.
The crops upon the uplands and on soils not liable to the action of the river, look highly promising. The early part of the season and part winter were extremely favourable upon the fall sowed grains, and nothing has the late long continued storms would have prevented a rarely abundant yield. A fair average crop is however promised from present appearances.
Married – In Lebanon, on Thursday evening, the 26th ult., by the Rev. RUTRUFF, E. W. BUTLER, Editor of the Independent Republican, of Allentown to Miss Elizabeth E. SHINDEL, of Lebanan, PA.
Married – In this Borough on Tuesday evening the 22nd inst., by the Rev. John DORRANCE, Thos. M. HICKS, of Louisville, Kentucky, to Miss Adeline, daughter of John BELROSE, Esq., of Philadelphia.
Married – In Wilkes-Barre , on Sunday last, by B. PERRY, Esq., John STOUT to Miss Eunice LOMERAUX, both of Kingston.
Dissolution of Partnership of George MISH and W. S. PECK, will be conducted in the future by MISH, RINGLE & SPENCER.
Caution – I hereby caution all persons and warn them not to purchase any, nor all of three several notes of hand, given by the subscriber to John CHATFIELD, for fifty dollars each, dated in the fall of the year 1829, as I have received no value for the said notes, I will not pay them unless compelled by law. Wm. SHAW, Tunkhannock.
6 June 1838
Change of Agents for Morisons Universal Medicines – A. D. OLMSTEAD, of Montrose, Susquehanna county, Pa., has been appointed sole Agent for the state of Maryland, Delaware and 23 counties east of the Alleghany Mountains, Pennsylvania.
A new Township was erected about a year since in this county, out of parts of Covington and Blakely townships. As the settlements in the new township were in a degree isolated and far removed from the settlements of the neighboring townships, it was concluded by the good citizens of the new township to apply to Governor RITNER for the appointment of a Justice of the Peace among them for their greater convenience. A petition was accordingly got up and unanimously signed by the people for the appointment of John COBB. The petition was denied unless Mr. COBB would turn anti-mason and support Mr. RITNER and then there would be no difficulty about the Justices Commission.
Died – In Dallas township of Varioloid, on Saturday the 26th May, Jacob MYERS Esq., aged about forty years. In the death of Mr. MYERS, his friends and relatives have experienced and irreparable loss, and society has been deprived of an estimable and worth citizen, who was an example of honesty, integrity and high minded intelligence.
Estate of Peter RYMAN, late of Dallas Township, requests claims and payments. Abram RYMAN, Executor.
One Cent Reward – Absconded from the Subscriber on Monday the 28th inst., and indented Apprentice to the farming business by the name of Sam HUFF a molatto, in his 20th year. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting said runaway on my account, as I shall pay no debts of his contracting. James CREEER, Newport.
13 June 1838
Canal Letting – The most difficult portions of fifty four miles of canal on the North Branch extention, “between the present termination of the North Branch division of Lackawannock, and the termination of the North Branch extention at Wyalusing,” will be let at Tunkhannock on the 23rd day of June. Proposals for the work, will be “received” until the close of that day we observe by the advertisement of the superintendant. Keep minutes of your bids fellow citizens. Old Joe is at his last gasp, and the state is to be fleeced to fill the pockets of his friends by Thaddeus the itinerate yankee devil, John the apostate, and Pennypacker, the packer and provider of antimasonic rogues, and the pack horse of the whole concern. This letting will be full of iniquity which must be investigated when the present flock of cermorants are driven from power, as they will be next fall. Keep minutes of your bids, we say again.
Married – In Wilkes-Barre, on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. John DORRANCE, Henry STARK, Esq., of Tunkhannock, to Miss Sarah W. BLAKE, of Wilkes-Barre.
Married – On Sunday, the 3rd, inst., by John MYERTS, Esq., Thomas D. MILLARD to Miss Franey GORDON, both of Hanover Township.
Tailoring by J. W. DAVIS (late of London), Wilkes-Barre.
Estate of Conrod KESTER, late of Sugarloaf Township, requests payments and claims. Abram MILLER, Adm’r.
Estate of John TATTERSALL Senior, late of Buck township, requests payments and claims. Tho’s TATTERSALL, Adm’r., Buck Township.
20 June 1838
Notice to Creditors – that we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws of the Commonwealth, and they have appointed Saturday, the 4th August next, at the Court House, in Wilkes Barre, to hear us and our creditors where you can attend if you think proper.
Bill for the relief of the heirs of Wm. Hooker SMITH is mentioned in the “Wyoming Republican.”
Democratic Meetings in the Townships of Wilkesbarre, Hanover, Carbondale and Newport.
Narrow Escape – During a violent thunderstorm on Saturday evening last, the house of Mr. J. BARTON in this Borough, was struck with lightning. The fluid in two columns, perforated the roof near the chimney and struck immediately between the feet of Mr. BARTON who was standing on the hearth. The line of the passage of the fluid was not more than six inches from his head, and the place where it struck was not a greater distance from his feet. He however escaped without any shock or other injury. There was a close shot for a chance one, and a most narrow and providential escape.
27 June 1838
Notice – Having previously, in order to prevent lawsuits and difficulty, paid demands made against me & that too, for articles which I never gave any orders for, and being unable and unwilling to pay any more of the like unjust demands. I hereby caution all persons against trusting any one on my account, or with a view to my paying any demands or charges other than those which shall be made against me for some thing delivered to my order, signed by my name or to myself in person. Wm. SCOTT, Nicholson.
Democratic Meeting in Braintrim Township, held 16th June, at the house of Thomas MORLEY, at Skinners Eddy, for the purpose of electing delegates to the Young Men’s Convention to be held at Harrisburg on July 4th next. Isaac J. LABAR, was called to the chair and Simon Z. KEENEY appointed Secretary. Committee: Moses OVERFIELD, Thomas MORLEY and Simon Z. KEENEY.
4 July 1838
Letters Remaining at the Post Office in Wilkesbarre, July 1st:
Miss Phebe ANDERSON
John D. COURTRIGHT
W. C. DAYTON
William C. EVANS
Joshua C. GRAY
Rev. Wm. M. HALL
Seth Madison HEATH
M. B. HAMER
Simeon H. HATTEN
J. G. ACKSON
John C. LESSIG
John MC CREADY
Patrick Mc GRAY
N. K. MC IUNDY
M’Nael MC CONNELL
Daniel A. MC INTOSH
Charles B. MC MANNIS
Susan MC LORD
James M. MC GOVERN
Michael MC DOWELL
J. M. MC CARRAGHER
Robert MC KELENE
MILLER & SAVAGE
William H. MILLER
Miss Sarah NAGLE
Miss Rebecca NAGLE
William S. PHILIPS
Wm. A. PIERCE
Lewis H. SHOALES
Edwin A. STEVENS
John G. SMITH
Aaron B. SMITH
Rev. John TURBITT
John P. WINTER
James L. WILBER
Daniel COLLINGS, P.M.
Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Tunkhannock, July 1st:
Mason F. ALDEN
C. H. or Miles AVERY
H. G. HAMMOND
Mary MC NAMARA
William B. OVERFIELD
Newton SMITH Ex’tr of Estate of W. H. SMITH
C. W. KEELY
Sidney S. SMITH
Samuel STARK 2nd, P. M.
Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Pittston, July 1st:
Anson G. SMITH
Miss Julia JACKSON
Dan D. MOSER
Harris F. WOATCATT
A. R. BACON, P. M.
Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Plainsville, July 1st:
Samuel SAYLOR, P. M.
The Rev. E. B. TENNEY, by leave of divine Providence, will preach in the village of Tunkhannock on the Sabbath of the 22nd of July, at 11 o’clock, A. M., on the subject and duty of the church and community to complete the Methodist Episcopal Meeting House in that place.
11 July 1838
Committee of Vigilance appointed by the Young Men’s Convention for Luzerne County:
Kingston: William SWETLAND, John R. DEAN
Nescopeck: Philip MEIXELL, John N. ZEIZOR
Pittston: Samuel SAYLOR
Hanover: Bateman DOWNING
Dallas: Thomas IRWIN
Jefferson: John COBB
Providence: William MERRIFIELD
Blakely: Moses VAUGHN
Greenfield: Charles BERRY
Abington: Thomas SMITH
Carbondale: John MONTGOMERY
Nicholson: Nathan BACON
Buck: C. L. TEWILAGER
Newport: Peter FITZGERALD
Sugarloaf: Jacob DRUMHELLER
Salem: Dr. Mason –RANY
Fairmount: J. C. PENNINGTON
Huntington: Alby TRESCOTT
Lehman: B. F. WESTLEY
Monroe: John WRIGHT
Union: Jacob BENSCOTER
Plymouth: J. R. BALDWIN
Northmoreland: D. B. ROGERS
Exeter: D. HARDING
Tunkhannock: Dr. James KELLY
Eaton: Daniel LEE
Falls: Col. M. AVERY
Braintrim: Nicholas OVERFIELD
Windham: Seth L. KEENEY
Wilkesbarre: Benjamin A. BIDLACK
Covington: David DALE
East Hanover: L. BLAKESLEE
Celebration and Toasts of the 4th July.
Married – On Tuesday the 27th inst., by the Rev. J. DORANCE, Albon P. MAN, Esq., of New York, to Mary Louisa, daughter of Anthony BROWER.
Married – At Wrightsville, on the same evening, by the same, Jesse THOMAS, Iron Master, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., to Ellen, daughter of the Hon. Charles MINER.
Married – On Tuesday the 10th inst., by the same, Halsey T. BROWER, Merchant of Troy, New York, to Jane A., daughter of Edwin TRACY.
Strayed or Stolen – A young bay mare cold about three months old. Michael GROVER, Newport Township.
Estate of James STEWART, late of Dallas township, requests payments and claims. Isreal STEWART, Adm’x.
Estate of Jacob MYERS, late of Dallas township, requests payments and claims. T. IRWIN and Sarah MYERS, Admin’rs.
18 July 1838
Fourth of July Celebration at Abington, 4th July.
Married – At New Troy on the 1st inst., by A. C. PHILLIPS, Esq., Chester SHALES to Miss Eliza GOODWIN.
Married – At Dallas, on the 15th inst., by the same, Jacob FRATZ Jr. to Miss Eliza, daughter of Thomas IRWIN.
Death – In Pittston, on the 10th inst., Merritt SLOCUM, a citizen of Wilkes-Barre, late Register and Recorder of Luzerne county, aged 30 years.
Death – In this city of Havanah, Island of Cuba, Pierce Butler MALLERY, son of Garrick MALLERY, Esq., aged about 26 years.
Death – A German by the name of Rudolph KNOBB, was found drowned in the Susquehanna at the upper end of the borough, on Wednesday evening last. It is supposed that he went into the rover to bathe, but getting beyond his depth he drowned. His clothes were found upon the shore but a short distance from where his body was discovered. From appearances he had been in the water about an hour, when found.
25 July 1838
List of Grand Jurors drawn to serve August Term 1838:
Nathan BEACH, Salem
Ziba BENNETT, Wilkesbarre
Stephen PARKER, Abington
Henry OSTERHOUT, Falls
Joseph WORTINGTON, Lehman
Christopher F.. BOWMAN, Nescopeck
Ashbel LEE, Eaton
Jarius HARRISSON, Huntington
Abed BALDWIN, Plymouth
William SHAFER, Dallas
Judson W. BURNHAM, Carbondale
Bateman DOWNING, Hanover
John CHOY, Sugarloaf
Fisher GAY, Kingston
David DALE, Covington
Jacob BENSCOTER, Union
Samuel CALLANDER, Blakely
Almanza ROGERS, Northmoreland
William STEVENS, Nicholson
John BOWMAN, Fairmount
Ebenezer LACEY, Braintrim
John J. BIDLACK, Salem
John H. WATERBURY, Carbondale
James SHAW, Exeter
Rope Manufactory, New Troy, by C. FULLER.
Stone-Coal & Fire-Wood. B. A. BIDLACK will deliver Stone Coal or Fire Wood in exchange for Manure, for terms enquire of his Teamsters.
The Democratic Republicans of Luzerne County are requested to meet at the Courthouse in the Borough of Wilkesbarre on Tuesday the 7th of August next, (Court week) at early candle-light, to adopt measures for the general security and welfare of the Democratic party.
John R. DEAN
List of Jurors drawn to serve August Term, 1838, First Week:
Daniel VANFLEET, Nicholson
Chauncey SHERWOOD, Falls
George REESE, Wilkesbarre
Jared HARRISON, Huntington
William B. MONEYPENNY, Eaton
Daniel NEWMAN, Tunkhannock
Charles CHAPIN, Exeter
Peter BEDILL, Falls
William FREAR, Eaton
John KENEDY, Abington
David WYANT, Fairmount
Usual BARNES, Sugarloaf
Abraham MILLER, Sugarloaf
Silas CAREY, Providence
Albert SKEER, Kingston
Timothy BARNES, Buck
Thompson KEITHLINE, Windham
Henry PACE, Northmoreland
John JAYNE, Washington
Henry FISHER, Hanover
Joseph CARPENTER, Greenfield
Richard DODSON, Union
Benjamin EDWARDS, Braintrim
Ambrose GAREY jr., Windham
Asher MINER, Wilkesbarre
Herman SEARLE, Plymouth
Andrew MONTONYE, jr., Exeter
John MILLER, Abington
John SHAW, Tunkhannock
George W. LITTLE, Kingston
Joseph P. LECLERE, Wilkesbarre
Henry STYRE, Newport
Samuel GRIFFIN, Abington
Thomas EVANS, Salem
James FASSETT, Windham
Benjamin COURTRIGHT, Pittston
James JONES, Kingston
William PLACE, Washington
Christopher KIRKENDALL, Monroe
William R. ROBINSON, Windham
John M. BRIGGS, Nescopeck
David DOTY, Pittston
Samuel JAMESON, Hanover
Joseph P. SCHOOLEY, Exeter
Reuben WILBER, Carbondale
William FELTON, Nicholson
John KOONS, Huntington
Theoren FINN, Nicholson
1 August 1838
Explosion – The powder mill belonging to Mr. DETRICK and Co., about three miles from this Borough, on the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Railroad, blew up on Monday last. The building contained t the time about two hundred pounds of powder. The person who tends the mill, had left it a few minutes before the accident to visit the magazine, so that no one was near at the moment of the explosion. Little damage was done except in the destruction of the building and machinery.
Accident – A boy by the name of FLICKINGER whose family lives a short distance above this Borough, was seriously injured on Sunday morning last, by flinging into the fire an earthen jug, which unknown to him contained a considerable quantity of gunpowder. He was badly burnt by the powder, which also set fire to his clothes which burnt him so severely before they could be removed, that his recovery is considered doubtful. A sister who was in the room at the same time, was also considerably injured by the explosion.
Married – In Wilkesbarre on Thursday last by the Rev. Mr. BUCHER, Charles FISHER, Esq. to Miss Catherine GRACE.
We call ourselves, of all good things, a well and hearty wisher,
So truly g’ad were we to learn that Grace had found a Fisher;
Right full we thought this world of sin, but piety apace,
Unknown hath wrought a change within this Fisher after Grace.
Death – In Wilkesbarre on Saturday the 21st ult., Ellen, daughter of Jonathan DILLY, of Hanover township.
Death – At the residence of his father, in Salem, Luzerne county, on the 26th ult., Robert JAMESON late of Hanover.
8 August 1838
Canal Letting at Tunkhannock, meeting attended by Messrs. STEVENS and DICKY, Canal Commissioners.
Meeting of the Democracy held Tuesday, Aug. 7th.
16 Aug. 1838
Married – On Monday the 12th inst., by Benj. PERRY, Esq., Parker BROWN, to Miss Elizabeth SETSER, both of Hanover Township, Luzerne County.
Died – In Wilkesbarre on the 4th inst., George WOLLEY, aged about 60 years.
22 Aug. 1838
The Murder Case – the trial of the two GILLIGANS for the murder of MC COMB, to whom a new trial had been accorded, after a second hearing were declared by the Jury on Friday last, not guilty of the crime alleged against them. They were accordingly discharged from custody. MOFFAT who was arrested as a participant with the GILLIGANS in the crime, convicted at April Sessions of murder in the second degree, and sentenced to the Penitentiary for a term of years, is still in confinement. The acquittal of those charged as his accomplices does not affect in the eye of the law, in the remotest degree, we presume, Moffatre conviction and sentence.
Committees of Vigilance for several townships:
Covington: Francis HAVENSTRITE, Solomon DEPEW
Pittston: Col. H. JENKINS, Benjamin SAYLOR
Providence: William MERRIFIELD, Gilbert DUNNING
Carbondale: H. S. PIERCE, John MONTGOMERY
Blakely: Theron VAUGHN, Daniel BACON
Greenfield: Philo LEE, Charles BARRETT
Abington: N. D. GREENE, D. B. CLARK
Nicholson: William SCOTT, Eli N. BACON
Falls: Solomon C. STRONG, Samuel MILTAN
Tunkhannock: James KELLY, Samuel STARK 2nd
Washington: H. W. NORTHOP, T. P. MEEKER
Braintrim: Thomas MORLEY, Moses OVERFIELD
Windham: Seth L. KEENEY, Asa STEPHENS Esq.
Eaton: Isaac BODLE, Daniel LEE
Monroe: Horton CARPENTER, Peter PHOENIX
Northmoreland: Chester BROWN, D. B. ROGERS
Exeter: Andrew LOOMIS, Daniel HARDING
Kingston: Payne PETTEBONE, Stephen P. HILL
Dallas: Charles C. HONEYWELL, Henery OVERTON
Lehman: B. F. WESTLY, O. M. KEEL
Plymouth: Harmon SEARLES, Dr. E. CHAMBERLAIN
Union: John A. HESS, Benjamin MOSS
Huntington: E. TRESCOTT, Jarius HARRISON
Salem: Andrew COURTRIGHT, John CAMPBELL
Sugarloaf: Abram DRUM, George KLINGER
Nescopeck: Jonas BUSS, John N. ZEIZOR
Newport: John ROZENCRANTZ Jr., John SCHLEPPY
Hanover: John FREDERICK, Henry MENICH
Wilkesbarre: Jacob KUTZ, James STARK, Esq.
East Hanover: Leonard BLAKESLEE, J. W. GOFF
Fairmount: Titus SEWARD, J. C. PENNINGTON
Jefferson: John COBB, Benjamin PEDRICK
Buck: C. L. TERWILLAGER, John GUINTHER
Col. Jacob DRUMHELLER, President
George P. STEEL
Melancholy – A man by the name of HARRIS attempting to clean the well of Mr. S. PUTERBAUGH in this Borough, was so badly injured that he died in a few hours. As near as we can learn, the circumstances were as follows: The well was found upon examination to be filled with foul and impure air called “damps.” A lighted candle let down into the body of the well was immediately extinguished. As a remedy, a bunch of burning straw was thrown in, after which Mr. HARRIS descended. He, however, found the air to be still in so foul a state as to render it dangerous to remain, when he called to those above to haul him out. The well was about thirty feet deep, and contained at the time a foot or two of water. When he had been drawn to within about ten feet of the top, he let go his hold upon the rope to which he was suspended and fell to the bottom. It was some time before any one could be induced to venture down and help him out. When however, they did so, he was found in a state of total insensibility. After applying restoratives however, he revived to partial but most distressing consciousness, and after lingering in great pain a short time, expired. We believe no outward bruise or wound was visible upon his body, but as he expectorated blood freely, it was believed that he was injured internally by his fall, besides being badly affected by his exposure to the nauseous vapors of the well.
Six Cent Reward – Runaway from the Subscriber on Sunday Morning last, an indented apprentice to the Carpentering business, by the name of Daniel KIDNEY. All persons are forbid harbouring or trusting said boy on my account, as I am determined to pay no debts of his contracting. John M. GRUVER, Wilkesbarre.
A good Journeyman Blacksmith wanted – Henry COURTRIGHT 2nd, New Troy.
29 August 1838
Decline nomination to the Committee of Vigilance:
Buck Township: A. P. CHILDS
Nescopeck Township: Jacob BALLIET
Exeter Township: David GOODWIN
5 Sept. 1838
Independent Electors of Luzerne County – James KELLY, of Tunkhannock, offers himself as a candidate for the office of Sheriff.
J. J. SLOCUM, Attorney at Law, Wilkesbarre.
12 Sept. 1838
Mammoth Arena and Circuit Company by Messrs. BUCKLEY, HOPKINS, & Co., Saturday 15th Sept. at Wilkes-Barre. Admittance – Box 50 – Pit 25 cents.
Wyoming Book Store – L. BURR.
Notice – Whereas, my wife, Mary SCOTT has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, this is to caution all persons against harboring or trusting her on my account as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting unless compelled by law. Wm. SCOTT, Nicholson, Aug. 8th.
Military Notice – Volunteer Battallions to meet for training and Inspection. Miles AVERY, Inspector 2nd Brig 8th division Pa. Militia.
Proceedings of the Columbia County Democratic Convention.
Proceedings of the Luzerne County Democratic Convention.
Married – In Wilkesbarre on Saturday the 1st inst. by Rev. Frederick BECHER, Frederick TUCHS of Hanover township of this county, to Miss Maria HADEN, of Lehighton Northampton county.
Dancing and Waltzing School – Ponce M. NICHTERN, Wilkesbarre.
Notice is hereby given that the subscriber, Alfred W. JAQUES, of Northmoreland township, was appointed by the Court of Common Pleas at April Term 1838 the Trustee of the Estate, real, personal and mixed of Jerome B. BLAKESLEY, and insolvent debtor discharged by said Court, lately of Exeter township.
Dissolution of Partnership between LORBER SLEPPY & Co. on section 36 Susquehanna and Lehigh Rail Road. Business will hereafter be conducted by LORBER & SLEPPY. George SLEPPY.
Notice to Creditors – that we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws of the Commonwealth, and they have appointed Saturday, the 29th December, next, at the Court House, in Wilkes Barre, to hear us and our creditors where you can attend if you think proper.
19 Sept. 1838
Democratic Delegate Meeting at Kingston Township.
Luzerne County Democratic Ticket: Governor: David R. PORTER
Congress: David PETRIKIN
Assembly: Dr. Mason CRARY, Thomas SMITH
Sheriff: Dr. James KELLY
Commissioner: David B. ROGERS
Auditor: John ROSENCRANTZ, Jr.
Election to be held 9th October 1838.
Proceedings of the Luzerne County Democratic Convention.
Strayed or Stolen in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre, a large Red full milk Cow, with one white foot. N. S. DRAKE, Wilkesbarre.
26 Sept. 1838
Proceedings of the Democratic Convention Held at Reading.
Democratic Meetings at Wilkesbarre Borough, Newport Township, Kingston, Plymouth and Carbondale.
Eaton Township Democratic Meeting held at the house of Manual PESTANA, on 22nd inst. Samuel DAILY, of Falls, called to the chair and James PILGRIM and Ashbel LEE appointed vice Presidents, with Morris ROBERTS and Miles SWETLAND, Secretaries. Committee for Resolutions: John TAYLOR, Forbs LEE, Isaac BODLE, Miles SWETLAND, Daniel LEE and Seager GRAHAM.
Notice – Whereas Collins WOOD, of Susquehanna County, through fraudulent pretences and representations, has obtained from us two Notes or Obligations dated Dec. 1st, 1837, one for the sum of Twenty-five dollars payable six months after date, the other for the sum of One Hundred and Fifty dollars payable 18 months after date. This is to caution all persons against buying said notes, as we have received no value therefore, and are determined not to pay the same unless compelled by law. Mason F. ALDEN, Wm. F. ALDEN, Washington.
Notice – Having seen a notice in the Republican Farmer signed by John M. GRUVER, stating that I was an indented apprentice to him, and that I absconded, and also, cautioning the public against trusting me on his account. I hereby inform the public that I was not bound to him, not under any obligations by which he could hold to control me. Daniel KIDNEY.
3 Oct. 1838
Democratic Meeting at Newport Township.
Death – In Newport on Tuesday 18th ult, Anna Margaret BERGMAN, aged 79 years.
Death – On the 12th ult, in the same township, Susanna, only child of T. SEGLE, aged 1 year and 9 months.
Death – In Hanover township on the 28th ult., William son of Nicholas BECK, aged 6 years and 10 months.
Estate of Abigal HOTCHKISS, late of Borough of Wilkesbarre, requests payments and claims. Isaac WOOD, Adm’r.
Estate of Martha WRIGHT, late of Hanover, requests payments and claims, Bateman DOWNING, Adm’r.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post office at Pittston, Oct. 1st:
C. W. POTTER
Miss Caroline HICOX
Miss Melinda KEYSER
L. H. REECE
Francis KELLY, Esq.
A. R. BACON, P.M.
Register’s Notice – Isaac SCHOOLEY and Sefford SCHOOLEY, late of Exeter, have this day filed their Account of Administration of said Estate. Said accounts will be presented to Orphans Court on Nov. 16th.
Register’s Notice – Hulda WILLIAMS, Executrix of Darius WILLIAMS, deceased, late of Plymouth has been granted Letters of Administration. Said account will be presented to Orphans Court on Nov. 16th.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Wilkes-Barre for quarter ending Sept. 30th:
B. F. BERRY
Burr S. BENNETT
James M. BARCLAY
Samuel S. BADGLEY
Wm. F. CAMP
Rev. John DAVISON
George B. DUNBAR
Mm. A. DECKER
S. L. FOSTER
GANING & JOHNSON
Miss Sally H_OVER
Robert W. HORTON
Sebastian S. HUBBARD
Royal P. LOCK
A. M. LOOP
John P. LANCE
Mrs. Abbs LANE
David MC GINNIS
James MC CABE
Franciz MC CADEN
Henery P. MHDIGAN
John L. MORTON
Charles B. MC MANUS
Patrick MC GRATH
John B. MILLS
Mr. W. MATHER
Daniel MC DERMOT
J. P. PLEASANT
Mr. D. POOLE
Mrs. Mary W. PHINNY
Mrs. Mary A. PARRISH
Wm. A. PIERCE
Mr. C. S. RISLEY
Hon. D. REYNOLDS
Miss CATHARINE RAFFERTY
John R. ROBINSON
Joseph S. SILVER
P. M. SHUPER
Miss Margaret SPEECE
Har-vy W. STEVENSON
John H. STETLER
Miss Jane STOUT
Miss Jerusha SMITH
Rev. Morgan SHERMAN
SACKS and FRIEDMAN
Edmund F. TARBLE
G. C. THOMPSON
John F. WILLIAMS
C. S. WARD
Wm. F. WELLS
Daniel COLLINGS, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, Oct. 1st:
DONALDSON & ROBERST, Canal Commissioners
GORWIN & JOHNSON
Elisha JOHNSON Jr.
B. H. HOGERT
Lovet C. LITTLE
Neal MC CONNELL
Daniel P. MILES
Joseph M. NESBITT
Jason D. PASSMORE
Philip O. SWALLOW,
care of SULLIVAN
William ST JOHN
Samuel STARK, 2nd, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Plymouth, Oct. 1st:
SMITH & GAYLORD
F. I. HUNT
Colon MC KALIEUM
Samuel DAVENPORT, P.M.
Democratic Meetings at Carbondale, Kingston and Borough of Wilkesbarre.
Democratic Meeting held at Eaton Township, on 22nd inst., at the house of Manual PESTANA. Samuel DAILY, of Falls, called to the chair and James PILGRIM and Ashbel LEE appointed vice Presidents, Morris ROBERTS and Miles SWETLAND, Secretaries. Committee members: John TAYLOR, Forbs LEE, Isaac BODLE, Miles SWETLAND, Daniel LEE and Seager GRAHAM.
17 Oct. 1838
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Falls, Oct. 1st:
Elders or Deacons of the Bapt. Church of Falls
Phelix MC CARMAN
G. W. OSTERHOUT, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at New Troy, Oct. 1st:
Upton JOHNSTON (coal man)
David P. EASTWOOD
Charles E. YOUNG
Joseph M. NESBET
Wm. SWETLAND, P.M.
Estate of George RECHEL, late of Union Township, requests payments and claims. Elizabeth RECHEL, Adm’trx.
Married – On Sunday the 7th inst., by B. PERRY Esq., Charles CULVER of Kingston, to Miss Berthia VAN LOON of Plymouth
Married – On Sunday the 7th inst., by Tho’s IRWIN Esq., Manning SNYDER of Dallas, to Sarah Ann daughter of Jonas KELLY.
Married – By the same, on the 10th inst., Samuel ELSTON of Dallas, to Sarah daughter of Christopher SNYDER.
Married – On Sunday the 7th inst., by A. C. PHILIPS Esq., Andrew IRWIN of Dallas, to Mary daughter of Jacob FRANTZ.
Strayed – From the enclosure of Cornelius DIVVER, Wilkesbarre, a sorrel colt.
24 Oct. 1838
List of Grand Jurors Drawn to serve November Term, 1838:
Andrew BEAUMONT, Wilkesbarre
Harris JENKINS, Pittston
Benjamin KNIGHT, Abington
Thomas PACE, Northmoreland
Samuel RANSOM, Plymouth
Peter WINTER, Pittston
Samuel VAIL, Greenfield
Thomas CASE, Plymouth
William WHIPPLE, Windham
Lyman SMITH, Providence
George MUCHLER, Salem
John SHARPS, Kingston
Abram DRUM, Sugarloaf
Thomas OSTERHOUT, Tunkhannock
John GUENTHER, Buck
Joseph BENJAMIN, Carbondale
Charles C. HUNEYWELL, Dallas
Isaac BENSCOTER, Union
John GOODWIN, Exeter
Nathan BACON, Nicholson
George SHIREMAN, Newport
William S. JAYNE, Washington
Noah PATRICK, Falls
Abram J. KLINE, Huntington
List of Traverse Jurors, Drawn to serve November Term, 1838 – First Week:
Michael GRUVER, Newport
James H. WILLIAMSON, Kingston
John HENRY, Nescopeck
John COBB, Blakeley
Matthew SHERWOOD, Falls
Simon TUBBS, Fairmount
Joseph MEAD, Providence
Charles HAVENSTRITE, Covington
Giles FITCH, Falls
Westly MASTERS, Union
Oliver DEVENPORT, Plymouth
David GOODALE, Tunkhannock
James KENEDY, Pittston
Thomas IRWIN, Dallas
Peter COOL, Nescopeck
Peter WALTER, Windham
Jonathan MC DOWELL, Plymouth
Stephen MELICK, Huntington
William SWART, Providence
Paul B. JENNINGS, Windham
George A. DAVIS, Wilkesbarre
William HULL, Blakely
Joel BRIGGS, Providence
William BRYANT, Sugarloaf
Asahel C. SMITH, Eaton
Chandler NEWBURY, Monroe
Thomas ROOD, Union
Jacob J. DENNIS, Wilkesbarre
William BIDLACK, Huntington
Samuel OAKLEY, Nicholson
Gideon LYMAN, Washington
Thomas CORTRIGHT, Salem
Lewis THOMAS, Nicholson
David DOWNING, Wilkesbarre
James KREMER, Lehman
James REYNOLDS, Nicholson
Warren BRIGGS, Abington
Robert EATON, Exeter
William HURLEHIGH, Greenfield
Anthony OZIAH, Windham
Jeremiah CLARK, Abington
Peter BARBER, Exeter
Simeon SPENCER, Dallas
Lud SHOEMAKER, Windham
Conrad LINES, Newport
Stephen P. HILL, Kingston
Henry DOTTER, Newport
Elias LILLIBRIDGE, Abington
List of Traverse Jurors, Drawn to serve November Term, 1838 – Second Week:
Hiram GREEN, Nicholson
Peter GREGORY, Union
Samuel T. NICHOLSON, Wilkesbarre
David C. AUSTIN, Northmoreland
James TOWNSEND, Eaton
Isaac SEMASON, Buck
Uriah SWETLAND, Kingston
Benjamin GRIFFIN, Providence
Charles DRAKE, Pittston
Elijah SHOEMAKER, Kingston
Isaac TILLINGHAST, Abington
Samuel BONHAM, UnionJohn IDE, Lehman
Noah GOODRICH, Providence
James STARK, Wilkesbarre
Zephaniah KNAPP, Pittston
Jared ROBINSON, Washington
John PERRIN, Northmoreland
Stephen COLVIN, Abington
Francis L. SMITH, Plymouth
Andrew R. BACON, Pittston
Jesse WEISS, Nescopeck
Christian BENNER, Sugarloaf
Samuel BILLINGS, Tunkhannock
Moses S. BRUNDAGE, Sugarloaf
Josiah ROGERS, Northmoreland
Josiah T. BEACH, Salem
John SCHLEPPY, Newport
Henry SYBERT, Sugarloaf
George LAURASH, Huntington
Daniel FROST, Windham
Andrew CORTRIGHT, Salem
Thomas J. WRIGHT, Windham
Philip JACKSON Jr., Wilkesbarre
Miles SUTLIFF Jr., Huntington
Lot BREES, Exeter
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Pittston Ferry, Oct. 1st:
Wm. M. HART
Miss Sarah TOMPKINS
Abram BIRD, P. M.
Register’s Notice – Hulda WILLIAMS, Executrix of Darius WILLIAMS, late of Plymouth, has filed her account and will be presented at Orphans Court on 16th day of November next.
Accident – The Railroad leading from this Borough to the Lehigh River, appears to be the very theatre of frightful and destructive accidents. In addition to the many that have already occurred since the commencement of that work, we have now to record another destructive accident that occurred on the job of Messrs. SLEPPY and SORBER, on Wednesday last. While several of the laborers were engaged in digging what is technichal language is called a cave, the earth suddenly gave way, and a large mass of earth was precipitated upon those engaged. One individual was instantly killed, and two badly mangled, one of which has since died. Several others were more or less injured.
Spontaneous Assemblage of the Democracy at the Hotel of P. ROSS, Esq., Tunkhannock on the 20th inst.: William S. JAYNE, of Washington, President; Samuel STARK of Tunkhannock and C. L. HARRINGTON of Wilkesbarre, Secretaries.
Samuel STARK 2nd
Seth L. KINNEY
Eli N. BACON
George W. OSTERHOUT
Married – In Nescopeck on Sunday the 21st, inst., by John VANDERMARK Esq., Edward THOMAS, of Newport, to Miss Margaret ESTER, of Nescopeck.
On roses may their footsteps move – Their tears be always tears of love
Their smiles be smiles of joy.
Death – In Hanover township on the 17th inst., Catharine, daughter of Daniel HARTZELL, aged 4 years.
Death – Near Cattawissa, Jeremy BLANCHARD, aged about forty years.
31 Oct. 1838
A sharp blast from the north on Sunday last, brought the first snow storm.
Democratic Celebrations of the Late Glorious Victory in Pennsylvania in Wilkesbarre and Tunkhannock.
Married – On Wednesday, the 24th inst., by the Rev. T. BERGSTRESSER, Geo. F. TENCH, to Miss Elizabeth FORSMAN, both of Whites Haven.
Death – At his residence in Kingston township, on the 2nd, inst., Mr. Abiel ABBOTT in the 48th year of his age. To almost every individual in Eastern Pennsylvania, has the name of Mr. ABBOTT been for years past familiar. As the superintendant of the extensive works and improvements of the Mauch Chunk Company, his character for enterprise, industry, foresight and skill, had gained a merited eminence among his fellow citizens. His death at an age but little advanced beyond the prime of life, is a public loss, almost as great as it is a private bereavement to his family and large circle of relatives and acquaintances whose happiness and comfort appeared to be the great aim of his life.
7 Nov. 1838
Democratic Festival & Meeting of Democracy of the Northern Townships at Tunkhannock on 30th October, at the house of Perrin ROSS, Esq.
President: Col. Seth L. KEENEY of Windham
Vice Presidents: Dr. James KELLY of Tunkhannock, Col. Andrew GORDINIER of Nicholson,
Philip LEE of Eaton, Alvah REDFIELD of Tunkhannock and George P. STEELE of Wilkesbarre
Secretaries: Samuel STARK 2nd of Tunkhannock, Thomas J. WRIGHT of Windham, G. W. OSTERHOUT of Falls and Francis L. BOWMAN of Wilkesbarre
Committee: Benjamin A. BIDLACK of Wilkesbarre, William S. JAYNE of Washington, Thomas OSTERHOUT of Tunkhannock, L. C. CONKLIN of Windham, Col. Miles AVERY of Falls, James ROBERTS of Nicholson, P. W. REDFIELD of Tunkhannock, Amos CARPENTER of Abington, Ashbel LEE of Eaton, John JACKSON and C. L. HARRINGTON of Tunkhannock and S. P. COLLINGS of Wilkesbarre.
To the Public – As the office of Prothonotary has ever since the organization of the county been conferred upon some person in the centre, and believing that it would be more in accordance with the wishes of the Democratic party that some person should be appointed at this time from one of the outer townships, and as petitions asking for my appointment are now before the public, I respectfully decline being an applicant for that office. W. C. REYNOLDS, Kingston.
Public Sale will be held at the premises of Timothy BARNES, deceased, late of Buck Twp., will be held on the Fourth Monday of November, the following property, to wit: two yoke of oxen, yoke and chains, and 19 tons of hay in the barn. Mary BARNES and Gilbert BARNES, Adm’rs.
Caution – Whereas, we have given our Note to Jacob HELLIKER for Seventy Eight dollars and ninety-six cents, dated the 31st day of October 1838, and as we have received no consideration for the same, this is to Caution all persons from purchasing said Note, as we are determined not to pay the same unless compelled by law. SORBER, SLEPPY & Co., Sec. 48, N. B. Canal.
Democratic Meeting of the Township of Nicholson, held Oct. 27th, at the house of Harrison FINN, for the purpose of harmonizing the Democratic party of Luzerne county:
President: David SMITH
Vice Presidents: John WELLS and James VANFLEET
Secretary: Eli N. BACON85
14 Nov. 1838
New Store of Thomas MYERS, Kingston.
Dissolution of Partnership between Thomas MYERS and Thomas M. HICKS, Kingston, Oct. 31st.
Dissolution of Partnership between C. WHITE and Lee W. STEWART, Wilkesbarre, Nov. 8th.
Village Lots – The subscriber intends to open 2 or 3 streets in the village of Kingston, and will offer for public sale on the 25th Dec. next. Thomas MYERS, Kingston.
Estray – From the Wilkesbarre Brewery on the first inst., a middling sized Barrow Hog, about one year old. John RICHARD, Wilkesbarre.
Estray – Came to the enclosure of the subscriber in Pittston Township, yearling calves, two heifers and a bull. George BURNS, Pittston.
Drawing School by Mr. J. L. ARMS. To be held at his Drawing-room, in Col. J. S. DENNIS’ Hotel. Referees: A. BEAUMONG, Rev. J. DORRANCE, Z. BENNETT, V. L. MAXWELL, Wilkesbarre.
Meeting of the Luzerne Democracy at the house of Charles H. HAY, Wilkesbarre Borough, 6th inst.
Married – On the 4th inst., by Thomas DYER, Esq., Elias DOWNING to Miss Jane, daughter of Maj. DANA, all of Wilkesbarre.
Death – In Kingston, on the 6th inst., after a lingering illness, Jeremiah R. GORE, aged about 30 years. A worthy man; and an honest – doing good in his humble spheres. Within fourteen months, father; mother and youngest son of this family have been laid low in the dust.
Dancing School – Ponce M. NICHTERN, will open the 15th Nov. at Mr. J. J. DENNIS’ Long Room Tuesday and Fridays at 3 o’clock P.M. for Ladies and 7 o’clock evenings for Gentlemen.
Wyoming Bank Directors declared a five percent dividend on each share for the last six months. E. LYNCH, Cashier.
21 Nov. 1838
Grain & Produce Wanted. The highest market price in Cash for any quantity of Wheat, Rye, Corn, Oats at the store of FISHER & VASTINE, Wilkesbarre.
At the late November Sessions, the Grand Inquest presented the Public Square of this Borough, as a public nuisance.
28 Nov. 1838
Our Borough – We referred last week to the presentment by the Grand Jury at the late November session of the Public Square of this Borough, as a nuisance. We know of nothing more ridiculous in a country village than the locating of a Public Square. See article for more information.
New Cash Store – Next to J. L. BUTLER’S Steam Mill, Wilkesbarre, of E. W. REYNOLDS and G. F. SLOCUM.
Register’s Notice – Henry DOTER, Administrator of the estate of Frederick RITTER, dec’d, late of Hanover, have filed their accounts.
5 Dec. 1838
Notice of the meeting of the Wilkesbarre Water and Insurance Company on Saturday evening next at the home of Geo. P. STEELE, Wilkesbarre.
To Contractors – Proposals will be received until the 25th inst, for draining Market street from the Market House to the river in the Borough of Wilkesbarre. J. J. SLOCUM, Secretary.
12 Dec. 1838
A black bull came into the enclosure of the subscriber in Hanover Twp., on 16th Nov. Luman GILBERT.
To the Public – You are hereby cautioned against purchasing a note given by the undersigned for one hundred dollars to George OLEWINE, in August or September of 1838. As we have received no consideration for said note, we are determined not to pay. Samuel DAVENPORT Jr. & Lewis S. HOYT, Plymouth.
Notice to Creditors – that we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws of the Commonwealth, and they have appointed Saturday, the 29th December next, at the Court House, in Wilkes Barre, to hear us and our creditors where you can attend if you think proper.
Isreal V. HALLOCK
19 Dec. 1838
Internal Improvement Meeting – A public meting of the citizens of Lackawanna Valley, held at the house of Thomas BRIGGS, Hyde Park, on Dec. 7th, that the area has long been neglected of canals and railroads. T. GRIFFIN, was called to the chair.
Vice Presidents: Moses VAUGHN, Esq., Albert FELTS
Secretaries: Alvah HEERMANS, John Q. SMITH
Committee: C. H. SILKMAN, S. HEERUTIANS, Wm. MERRIFIELD, B. FELLOWS, Wm. VAUGHN, Wm. W. WINTON, Comer PHILIPS Jr., Lewis H. TURNER, Ebenezer LEACH and Samuel BRITTON.
Estate of Timothy BARNES, late of Buck township, requests payments and claims. Mary BARNES & Gilbert BARNES, Admin’rs.
26 Dec. 1838
Fire – The dwelling house of George GORE, of Kingston, was entirely destroyed by fire on Monday morning last.
Married – At Prarie du Chien, Wisconsin Territory, on the 15th October, by Rev. Richard CADELL, at the residence of the Hon. James LOCKWOOD, Wm. L. LOCKWOOD, Merchant of that place to Miss Georgiana BARTON, formerly of this place.
Public Sale on 25th Jan. 1839 – Plantation in Salem Twp. – John KLINETOB
Estray – Came to the enclosure of Andrew GORDINIER, Nicholson, on Nov. 15th last, a red heifer.
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