THE MORTON CHRONICLES
Springfield Articles and Advertisements
1881 - 1888
June 16, 1881 to June 8, 1882
- The annual pic-nic of the Springfield Union S.S. will be held in J.H. Ogden's woods on July 4th.
- Mr. Edward Lownes of Springfield graduated at the commencement of the University of Pa and was awarded a certificate of proficiency having successfully pursued special courses in the Towne Scientific School.
- Census for 1880: Springfield Township, including the following villages: Hayville 177, Morton, 327 ...1772 total.
- On Monday evening, June 13th, Willaim Parker, of Springfield, while going from Curtis's store to Oakdale School House, lost a purse containing about $15.00. He offers a reward for its return.
- The school directors of Springfield township met in the Morton School House on Monday evening last and organized the Board for the present school year by the election of the following officers: President, Joseph P. Maris; Secretary, Richard Young; Treasurer and Collector Joel Bishop; The remaining members of the Board are: Thomas Carr, Davis C. Shillingford and Samuel Evans. The appointment of teachers for the present year was as follows: - Oakdale, Miss Angie Mendenhall; Central, Miss Annie Titlow; Heyville, Miss Maggie Steigelmann; Western, Miss Annie Worrell; Morton, Misses Emma Scott and Eila Harrison. The salary of Miss Harrison has been raised to $40 per month.
- A sale of thoroughbred horses and short horn Durham cattle, the estate of A.N. Morton, deceased, will be held at the Lamb Tavern, Springfield, on Thursday next, July 7th.
- Misses Anna Worrell and Mary Dunn, of Springfield, started for Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday, where they will spend a few weeks with friends. Miss Angie Mendenhall has declined reappointment as teacher of Oakdale School. Miss Mendenhall will teach in Downingtown Chester County, after vacation. Miss Annie Titlow has also decided not to accept the appointment as teacher at the Central School.
- On the 4th of July while Misses Susie Randolph, Amanda Seal and Sophie Redheffer were driving from the yard of Lownes Free Church, Springfield, they were thrown into the road by a short and sudden turn of the carriage, Miss Seal was slightly injured, and the other ladies escaped unhurt. The seat and side of the carriage were considerably damaged.
- Mr. Edward Lownes, of Springfield, started for St. Paul Minnesota, on Tuesday, where he has been appointed Assisstant Civil Engineer on the Northern Pacific Railroad.
- Miss Nellie Schofield, who taught at the Central School, Springfield, last term, has been appointed a teacher in the South Chester School for the ensuing term.
- On Friday last, Thomas Yarnall, employed by William H. Lownes, of Springfield, while driving along the pike near the Cherry Tree Hotel, West Philad'a, sustained serious injuries by being thrown from the wagon and run over.
- Ground has been broken on the farm of Mr. Frank Bickle of Springfield, for a fine barn 40 X 44 ft in dimension. George E. Wells is the architect and builder.
- The Rev. W. R. Patton, of Media, will preach in Lownes Free Church, Springfield, on Sunday afternoon next, commencing at 3:30 O'Clock.
- Mr. Moses Wells, of Springfield, broke ground a few days ago on the lots recently purchased by him adjoining the residence of John McClelland, for a seven room frame dwelling.
- Joseph P. Maris, of Springfield, has just finished an over-shoot to his barn, 17 by 50 feet. The barn is being furnished with a new roof.
- Mrs. Clara Edwards, neice of Mr. Robert White, of Springfield, was burned to death at her residence in Lewis, Del. On July 27th while pouring coal oil from a can which exploded and completely enveloped her in flames. Her clothes were completely burnt off and she roasted to death.
- William H. Lownes will have a public sale of fresh cows and springers at his premises in Springfield, near Holt's Mill on Thursday next, August 18th.
5th day, Thursday, 8th month, Aug. 18th, 1881
Stock at public sale, at the premises of the subscriber, in Springfield, on road leading from Springfield Meeting House to Swarthmore. All stock warranted as represented.
60 days credit.
Geo. Worrell, Auc.
Wm. H. Lownes
- At a meeting of School Directors of Springfield township held in the Morton School House, on Monday night of last week, the following teachers were appointed to fill vacancies: Oakdale School, Miss Annie Renninger, Central School, Miss Hannah Baud. The contracting for painting the schools of Springfield township (Morton School excepted) was on Monday night last awarded to Vincent Litzenberg, of Lima.
- William Ogden, brother of Charles G. and J. H. Ogden, of Springfield, died at his late residence 3643 Locust St. West Phila. On Tuesday last, aged 65 years. The funeral will take place to-morrow. Interment in Springfield, this county.
- The public schools of Springfield township will be opened on Monday next.
- Mr. George W. Shillingford, the skillful young wheelwright, of Springfield, has lately executed a fine piece of woodwork in the shape of an old rocking chair which he calls the "Yorktown Chair", the pattern of which may be seen among the relics at the statehouse, Phila.
- The Rev. James Blackledge will preach in Lownes Free Church, Springfield, on Sunday next, commencing at 3 O'Clock.
- The finest specimens of concord grapes we have seen anywhere this season were left at this office yesterday by Samuel Jones who claims to be the boss grape grower of Springfield.
- A horse and wagon belonging to Joseph E. Mickle, of Springfield, was driven to the station on Monday evening last to await the arrival of the 9:35 train from the city. The lad in charge of the horse hitched it to a telegraph pole near the platform and as the train approached the animal took fright and ran away, the carriage was overturned, top crushed in, shafts broken, and the harness torn to fragments and the animal started for home at break-neck speed, leaving the wrecked carriage behind it. The boy, who was standing near by when the horse started, endeavored to stop it and was knocked down and run over, but escaped uninjured.
- Miss Jane E. Burns, of Springfield, has the thanks of the compositors of this office for a lot ot Goldon Pippin apples.
- A foot-race came off on the road leading from Swarthmore to Avondale on Sat afternoon last, between James Honan, of Springfield, and Walter Quinn of Lower Prov. For a purse of $5. Honan won the race . Distance of 100 yards in 11 sec. Honan's father won a foot-race on the same road 33 years ago this month having contested with a man from New Jersey who called himself the "Sandsnipe".
- The Rev. Wm. Patton of Media, will preach in Lownes Free Church, Springfield, on Sunday afternoon next, commencing at 4 O'Clock.
- Wm. H. Lownes advertises fifty head of fresh cows, springers and fat cows, which will be sold at his farm, in Springfield, on Thursday next, Sept. 22nd.
- Mr. Wm. Steigleman, of Springfield, has broken ground at Swarthmore for a brick dwelling 18 x 32 ft with back building 14 x 16 ft.
- The accounts of the late supervisor of Springfield township remain unsettled, owing, it is said, to certain parties, not paying their road taxes.
- The late supervisor of Springfield township still withholds over one hundred dollars due this township since the exipiration of his term. It is the duty of his successor to demand an immediate settlement and to prosecute, if necessary, to secure it.
- A fruit festival will be held in Lownes Free Church, Springfield, on Tuesday evening next, music will be furnished by the Oakdale Quartette, and there will be an abundance of ice cream and other refreshments. Admission ten cents, proceeds for the benefit of the Sunday-School.
- Mr. Wm. Carr, of Springfield, is building a dwelling on his farm 16 by 28 feet and two and a half stories high. When completed it will be occupied by his son Mr. W. H. Carr.
- Delaware County Fair News: Frank Lownes, of Springfield, 1st prize for grade heifer Beauty, George B. Lownes, of Springfield, 1st prize for Holstein cow Ida, Wm. H. Lownes, of Springfield, 1st prize for Burbank seedling potatoes, Joseph Lownes, of Springfield, 1st prize for Plymouth Rock chickens, S. F. Pancoast, of Springfield, 1st prize for pair sorrel horses.
- Yesterday morning , Mrs Dugan, of Heyville, met with a serious mishap by her clothing catching fire from a stove. It is feared her injuries will prove fatal.
- F. P. Carr, of Springfield, is confined to his room with typhoid fever of a mild type.
- The injuries sustained by Mr. Catherine Dugan of Heyville, by her clothes catching fire from the stove at her residence on Wednesday of last week proved fatal on Monday morning.
- Mr. Wm. H. Lownes of Springfield, this county, was married to Miss Florence Thayer of Groton Mass, this afternoon at the residence of the bride's parents. Soon after the solemn ceremony the young bride and groom started on their return, to take possession of their home, near Oakdale, which has been furnished and fitted up for their reception.
- Wm. H. Lownes will have a public sale of fifty head of fresh cows, springers and fat cows, at his farm in Springfield, on Thursday next.
- On Wednesday of last week, G.E.Smedley, Esq. sold the Burn farm in Springfield township, to Issac Leamey, of Hestonville, for $ 5,600.
- A mad dog passed throught the upper part of Springfield township on Saturday last, biting two dogs belonging to James Dungan, both of which have since been killed.
- Deaths: Flounders. - On the 6th inst., in Springfield township, Delaware county, Elizabeth, wife of the late William B. Flounders, aged 69 years. Funeral to-day at 1:p.m. and interment in Media Cemetery.
- Just 97 votes were polled at each of the eighteen divisions in Springfield township on Tuesday of last week.
- The scholars of Springfield Union Sunday-School are rehearsing for a concert which will come off some time next month.
- Wm. H. Lownes, of Springfield, has gone to Westmoreland county and will return in about three weeks with a fine lot of cows, which will be disposed of at public sale.
- Several farmers of Springfield township have lately sustained considerable loss by a pack of dogs which roam over this township at night and kill and wound their sheep. On Friday night last, these dogs killed a sheep belonging to James B. Hill, on Sunday night they made havoc among a flock of sheep owned by Louis Saxer, killing ten and maiming four others so badly that it was necessary to kill them.
- The old adage that "troubles never come singly" seems to have been verified in the case of Louis Saxer, of Springfield. Having had fourteen sheep killed lately by dogs, his losses were multiplied on Thursday night last by thieves breaking into his slaughter house and stealing from there a dressed sheep and about twenty-five pounds of beef. The latter was cut from the sirloin of a beef which Mr. S. had killed for Samuel Hart, of Springfield.
- It is a rare thing in married life for man and wife to be of the same age, but in the case of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Wells, of Springfield, we find an exception to the rule, both having reached the fiftieth anniversary of their birth on Monday last. Among the gifts bestowed upon them was a pretty design of a two and a half story brick house, worked in crochet on a perforated card board, 18 by 24 inches, the gift of their daughter-in-law Mrs. Mary Wells.
- The destruction of sheep by dogs in Springfield township is still the source of much complaint. Louis Saxer had one killed and two wounded on Friday last. On Saturday night, Phillip Worrell had two killed and one wounded and on Sunday night, James Hill had one killed and two others badly injured.
- There are seventy pupils in attendance at the Oakdale Public School. The Directors are now considering the propriety of dividing the school and occuping the second story of the building.
- At Lownes' public sale of stock, on Thursday last, cows averaged $59 per head. George Worrell was the auctioneer.
- While Thomas Powell, of Springfield, was driving through Morton on Monday last, his horse became frightened at a painter, engaged in painting the new dwelling house of Moses Wells and ran away. Mr. Powell escaped injury, but the wagon was completely wrecked.
- The inscription stone in one of the public school buildings of Springfield township contains the words, "Westren School House" something decidedly Western about the spelling, we should say.
Concert and Literary Entertainment in Lownes's Free church on Saturday evening, Dec. 17th, 1881. Consisting of vocal and instrumental music dialogues, recitations and readings. Benefit of Springfield Union Sunday School. Admission, 15 and 25 cents.
- Phillip Worrell, of Springfield, had three sheep killed and two wounded by dogs on Saturday evening last. These were the remainder of a flock which had suffered much from sheep killing dogs.
- Wm. H. Lownes, the well known stock dealer, is making arrangements for a large public sale of stock, to be held on his premises in Springfield, on January 5th, 1882.
- A. P. Ogden, of the firm of Ogden Bros., Springfield, has just returned from a visit to friends in Maryland.
- A new fence has lately been placed around the graveyard at Lownes Free Church, Springfield, the expense of which was borne by friends of that church.
- A gang of workmen were engaged all night on Thursday last in prostrating the large buttonwood tree on the Baltimore Pike, opposite the residence of the late Joseph Gibbons, near Oakdale.
- The blacksmith shop of John Taylor, in Springfield, near Oakdale, was broken into on Monday night last and a lot of tools were stolen. The wheelwright shop of George Lodge, adjoining, was also entered, but as it is the annual custom of these thieves to commit similar depredations, Mr. Lodge anticipated a visit from them and frustrated their plans by keeping his tools elsewhere.
- On Tuesday morning, Clement Ogden, of Oakdale, found the skin and offal remains of one of his sheep which had been butchered and stolen from his premises on Monday night. Two legged dogs this time.
- A fine barn has been erected on the farm of J.F.Bickle, Springfield, which is a model in every respect. It is 34 by 40 feet with an overshoot of 10 by 40 feet.
- The Lownes' Free Church musical and literary entertainment on Saturday evening last was well attended and passed off very pleasantly. The exercises were interspersed with music on the organ and violin by Prof. Harry Brooke and James Hannum, of Oakdale.
- Wm. H. Lownes, of Springfield, will have a public sale of stock on his premises on Thursday night.
- The following pupils have been in attendance at the Central School, Springfield, every day during the month ending Dec. 28th: Maria Hammill, Lucinda Newman, Lizzie Hart, Katie Gray, Lizzie Powell, Spencer Miller, Harry Worrell, George Duncan, Frank Lownes, Preston Powell and Samuel Worrell. Absent one half day, May Powell. Present every day but one: Sallie Velott, Emma Maris, Rebecca Maris, Stokes Bishop, Joseph Oat, Walter Powell, Frank Powell.
H. S. Bond, Teacher
- Edgar T. Bishop, of Springfield, has a felon on his hand and is now unable to attend his usual duties.
- On Monday morning last, Phillip Worrell of Springfield, shot and killed two large dogs which were chasing his sheep.
- Joseph Brook, for many years manager of the mills of I.M.Lewis & Bro., Springfield, died at his residence on Wednesday of last week, aged 68 years.
- Edward, son of Charles Griffith, of Springfield township, the smallest man in Delaware County (being only about 3 feet in height) is seriously ill at the residence of his father. Dr. Anderson of Marple, is in attendance, but his recovery is doubtful.
- The new dwelling of Mr. Wm. H. Carr near the Central School House, Springfield, was entered on Thursday night last, not by burglars, but by a merry-making surprise party of twenty-two ladies and gentlemen, who, with baskets teeming with nick-nacks and viands of various kinds to allure the taste, boldly invaded his household and there and then extended to Mr. Carr and his family a neighborly welcome. They also joined in celebrating the sixth anniversary of the birth of Mr. Carr's oldest daughter, Sallie, and after spending an enjoyable evening, retired to their homes, leaving behind them a number of presents to keep in memory the pleasant event.
- Mary Dougherty, aged about 16 years, of Lewis' Banks, Springfield, died on Tuesday last, funeral to-morrow. Meet at the house at 1 O'Clock P.M.
- George E. Wells, of Springfield, architect and builder has received a contract for building a cottage on State street in Media.
- At the public sale of personal property of Amy Burn, in Springfield, yesterday, pieces of furniture were sold which are said to be one hundred and fifty years old. Wm. H. Lownes, of Springfield and Harry Green, of Media, purchased some of these ancient specimens.
- Deaths: Gray: - In Springfield, Del. Co. Pa, on the 20th inst, Emily, wife of John L. Gray, in the 39th year of her age.
Taney. - In Springfield, on January 21st, 1882 Georgie, youngest son of William and Mary Taney aged two years, two months and seven days.
Annual meeting - The stockholders meeting of the Springfield Building and Loan Association will be held in Oakdale Hall on Monday evening, February 13th, 1882, for the purpose of electing nine directors to serve for the ensueing year. At the same time and place, the first installments will be received on stock in the eleventh series. Any person wishing to subscribe for stock in this series will notify the Secretary.
George B. Lownes, President
D. L. Caldwell, Secretary
- Last evening, a procession of sleighs drew up at the residence of James B. Hill, Springfield, and scores of young ladies and gentlemen alighted and spent the evening in dancing and feasting.
- A company of eighteen persons had also arranged to surprise John Shillingford of Springfield, last evening but that gentlemen frustrated their good intentions by going out sleighing for the evening.
- C.W. Burnley and M. Burnley have formed a co-partnership under the firm name of Burnley Bros. for conducting the quarry business, near Swarthmore College.
- A Republican caucus will be held in the Central School House, Springfield, on Thursday evening next, to nominate candidates for the township offices to be voted for on the 21st inst. The officers to be elected are: Judge of election, two inspectors, assessor, two school directors, two supervisors, auditor, justice of the peace, town clerk and constable.
- The pupils of the Central School, Springfield, were treated to a delightful sleigh ride on Thursday last, four large sleighs having been sent to the school by Messrs. Edgar Miller, George B. Lownes and Joseph Bishop. They were driven to Newtown Square and around the country for fifteen miles. They desire us to thank their benefactors for the happiness conferred upon them.
- The family of James Wood, of Holt's Mill, Springfield township, has been very sadly afflicted for more then a week past. Out of seven members of the family, five are sick with typhoid fever, and another, Richard, is confined to the house with inflammatory rheumatism, the father being the only one free from disease. One of the sons, George, came to Morton drug store on Saturday last, a distance of a mile and a half, through the snow storm, for medicine, and while there he was taken very sick, a carriage was obtained and he was removed to his home , and is now reported to be in a critical condition.
- Mr. Sketchley Inman, residing in Springfield, near Oakdale, is seriously ill. Alfred Davis, a resident of Holt's Mills, Springfield, is also very sick.
- The baker wagon of H. B. Drewes, of Darby, got stuck in a snow drift near the residence of Paschal Thomas, Springfield, on Monday and had to be dug out. Some of the roads in that vicinity were impassable and wagons had to take to the fields.
- F.P. Carr, of Springfield, while working at the new house of Moses Wells, on Friday last, cut a deep gash in his left hand with a hatchet and had to suspend work for several days.
- The interior and exterior of the store of Maginnis & Dolphin, at Oakdale, has lately been greatly improved in appearance by a new coat of paint.
- Mr. Theodore Hawkins, of the Charter House, Media, has rented the Lamb Tavern property, Springfield and will open it next season as a summer boarding house.
- The tenth annual report of the Springfield Building and Loan Association was submitted to the stockholders on Monday evening last. One hundred and thirty-two shares of stock have already been taken in the new series.
- Miss Sallie Patton, aged 22 years, residing at Lewis' Mills, Springfield, died suddenly last night. She had been in feeble health for several weeks. Funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 2 O'clock, to proceed to Hinkson's corner for burial.
- On Tuesday, George W. Shillingford made a narrow escape from what might have proved a serious accident. He stepped on a board over a newly dug well at the new house of Moses Wells and the board tilted and threw him into the opening. He clung to the boards on either side of the opening, and thus saved himself from falling to the bottom of the well and got out uninjured.
- The following is the result of the election held on Tuesday, in Springfield:
Judge; Clayton Worrell, Inspector; Van L. Wolf. Judge; W.C. Timm, Inspectors; M. Justison and Emmor Eachus Jr., Assessor; Emmor Eachus Sr., School Directors; Thomas Carr and D.C.Shillingford, Supervisors; John McClelland and Charles Griffith, Auditor; William H. Carr, Town Clerk; J.H.Ogden, Constable; Emmor Eachus Sr., Asst. Assessors; Archie Gray and Clement Ogden.
- Thomas Yarnall, employed by William H. Lownes, Springfield, had a finger cut off on Friday last by a horse-power fodder cutter.
- William H. Lownes will be at the Charter House in Media with a lot of Westmoreland County horses on Monday next, Feb. 27th. They will remain there until all are sold.
I will have a lot of Westmoreland County horses for sale at the Charter House, Media, on 2nd day, Monday, 2nd Mo. February 27th, 1882 and will be there until they are sold. I will have horses for all purposes, and warrant each as represented.
Wm. H. Lownes
- A well-selected lot of fresh cows, springers, etc. and a large lot of seed potatoes will be sold at public sale on the premises of Wm. H. Lownes, Springfield, on Thursday March 16th.
- To-day Mrs Amy Burn vacated the old homestead on the Baltimore Pike, Springfield, occupied by her for fifty-two years and removed to a house on School Street in Morton.
- Lynch & Campbell, drovers, who had horses for sale at the Lamb Tavern, on Thursday last, were before 'Squire Preston' of Media, on Monday, charged by Reece T. Levis, of Springfield, with selling him a horse under false pretenses, having recommended the animal as sound, when it afterward proved to be a "cribber".
- Mr. Gray is opening a 40 foot street from Springfield road to the line of property of John T. Shee and has already commenced the erection of a three story brick house on this street, 33 by 18 feet, with a two-story back building.
- The thirty-seventh anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Robert White, of Springfield, was appropriately celebrated on Saturday last.
- The mamoth hog raffled at McFadden's Hotel, Clifton, on Monday, was won by William B. Flounders of Springfield.
- A company of young ladies and gentlemen will invade the hospitable domicile of George Maris, Springfield, on Wednesday evening next, to while away the time in social enjoyments.
- One of the most prosperous business men in Springfield is Mr. C.G. Ogden whose extensive coal and lumber yards are located between Morton and Swarthmore on the W.C. & P.R.R. He has eight teams in constant use, delivering orders to the various builders and residents of the surrounding neighborhood.
- The auditors of Springfield township will meet in Morton Hall on Monday evening next.
- Mrs. George Edwards who resides at Rose Valley near Hinkson's Corner, the aged mother of Thomas, Garrett and John Edwards, of Springfield, is lying at the point of death with malarial fever.
- A meeting will be held in Lownes' Free Church, Springfield, on Thursday evening next, which will be addressed by Joshua L. Bailey, Esq. of Phila and the subject will be: Temperance.
- Mr. Robert Johnson, of the Lamb Tavern, Springfield, will remove to the farm of Mr. H.A. Brognard, Ridley, on April 1st.
- License Court: License Court for eating house licenses was held in Media on Tuesday morning and the list of applicants were granted licenses which included Lewis F. Betts, Springfield, whose application was held under advisement and will be disposed of on Monday night next.
- Wm. H. Lownes of Springfield, will have a public sale of stock on his premises, on Monday, April 17th.
Eggs for sale - Plymouth Rock eggs for sale. Premium stock. Price, $1 per setting of 13 eggs. Apply to Wm. H. Lownes Springfield - Address, Oakdale, Del. Co. Pa.
Public sale at Lownes: At the premises of the subscriber, in Springfield, one mile north of Swarthmore station, W.C. & P.R.R. on 2nd Monday, 4th Mo. (April) 17, '82'.
- A well selected lot of fresh cows, springers, feeders, stock bulls, etc. This stock is from Westmoreland County, Pa. And generally gives the best of satisfaction.
60 days credit. Sale at 1 P.M.
George Worrell, Auc.
Wm. H. Lownes
- Issac Leamy, who recently purchased and removed to the Burn farm, in Springfield, is erecting a two-story building, 16 by 32 feet. George E. Wells is the contractor.
- A surprise party of twenty-five couples from Middletown, Philadelphia, Sharon Hill & Morton assembled at the residence of Mr. Wm. Carr of Springfield on Saturday evening last and from there proceeded to the hospitable mansion of Mr. Moses Wells. The occasion being the birthday of Mr. William Wells.
- There will be a public sale of fresh cows, springers, feeders and shoats at the farm of Wm. H. Lownes, Springfield on Thursday next.
- Building Improvements: Mr. John Snyder of Springfield, is building a two-story addition to his tenement house, 11 by 16 feet. George E. Wells is doing the carpentry work.
- Mr. Joel Evans, of Springfield, is erecting a neat and commodious dwelling, Joseph Rush of Philad'a had the contract.
I still have a few very fine horses at private sale. Apply at my farm in Springfield.
Wm. H. Lownes.
- Mrs. Martha Maris, the aged mother of Joseph P. Maris, lies dangerously ill at her residence, in Springfield, with dropsy.
- Hannah Gibbons, widow of the late Joseph Gibbons of Springfield, died at her late residence on Friday last, and was buried on Monday.
- Mr. Elwood Powell, of Springfield, has a hen on his premises which seems determined to out-do all its neighbors in laying curious eggs. Recently this hen laid an egg which was flat on one side and oval on the other, and a few days later she laid two soft shelled eggs, of unequal size, which were joined together by a ligament about a half inch in length.
- Mr. George E. Wells, of Springfield, has been awarded the contract for building the store and dwelling for Mr. A.G. Evans, It will be two-stories high, 34 feet in width by 24 in depth.
- Residents of Springfield are complaining about the annoyance caused by horses and cattle being permitted to run at large.
Report of Central School
The following pupils of the Central School, Springfield, were present every day during the month ending May 1st. Lizzie Hart, Rebecca Maris, May Powell, Lucinda Newman, Lizzie Powell, Bertha Young, Spencer Miller, George Garley, George Duncan, Harry Worrell. Absent one-half day, Katie Gray. Absent one day, Seth Edwards.
- Mr. Charles Powell, of Springfield, raised and cured 3000 pounds of tobacco last year. Tobacco culture is said to pay 100 per cent better than any other crop that can be produced on the farms of this county.
- A meeting of citizens will be held at the Oakdale School House, Springfield, on Thursday evening next, to organize a society to be known as The Delaware County Free Fountain Society, having for its object the erection of fountains in convenient locations along the public highways throughout the county where man and beast may alike be refreshed in their weary travels during the heated term. The work contemplated by the society commends itself to the public in general and to farmers and businessmen in particular and it should receive their hearty support and co-operation.
- The bank in front of the residence of Mr. J.H. Ogden, Oakdale, has been graded and sodded and a neat footwalk made along its entire length, an improvement that is much admired.
- The name of Lamb Tavern, since Mr. Hawkins took possession of it, has been changed to "Maple Croft". The improvements to the property are of an extensive character and reflect creditably upon the new proprieter. A new kitchen and bathroom have been added to the building, the porch thoroughly repaired and the rooms papered and painted. Nearly all of the rooms have been engaged for the coming season.
- Mrs. Martha Maris died at her residence on Friday last, in the 80th year of her age. The remains are to be interred on Monday at Friends burying ground in Darby.
- John Briscoe, colored, who had the large toe of his right foot amputated a short while ago, is still confined to the house and his sufferings are very painful.
- The estate of William B. Flounders, deceased, of Springfield, comprising a two-story nine room dwelling, barn and other out buildings, sold on Thursday last, to George Edwards, of Morton, for $2970.
- On Thursday evening last, Mrs. Thomas Connelly, residing in the tenement house on the farm of Mr. E.T. Miller, Springfield, got a fish bone in her throat while eating supper, causing much suffering for sometime. She visited the office of Dr. Hooper, Morton, who succeeded in removing it.
- For Sale. - A falling top buggy and a set of harness. Also a walnut wardrobe. Apply to Wm. Hill, Baltimore Pike, Springfield.
- The foundation stone for Mr. Evan's new store are being furnished by Samuel Johnson, of Springfield.
- Sketchley M. Inman, of Springfield, died at his late residence near Oakdale of Friday morning last.
- Thomas Brown, of Springfield, is erecting a six room tenement house on his farm, 16 by 30 feet in dimensions, with back building 10 by 28 feet.
- A harrow and single-tree were stolen from a field on the farm of George B. Lownes, Springfield, on Tuesday night last.
- The inclement weather of last Thursday evening prevented an organization of the Springfield Free Fountain Society. Another meeting will be held at the Oakdale School House, on Saturday evening next, for that purpose.
- Chicken thieves invaded the hennery of George Garley on the Baltimore Pike in Springfield, last night, and stole therefrom a number of chicks and full growth fowls.
- The 46`h birthday anniversary of Archie Gray, of Springfield, was celebrated by a surprise party, at his home, on Tuesday evening.
For County Commissioner - Northern District
Joseph M. Worrell
Subject to the Republican Nominating Convention
- The Rev. W. R. Patton, of Media, will preach in Lownes' Free Church, Springfield, on Sunday, 22°d inst. At 3:30 P.M.
- The annual pic-nic of the Springfield Union Sunday-School will be held in the grove adjoining Lownes' Free Church, on the Fourth of July.
- A large bay mare, valued at $200, owned by George B. Lownes, of Springfield, died suddenly on Tuesday evening, of heart disease. Warren Edwards, a student of veterinary surgery, opened the animal and ascertained the cause of death.
For Sale.- Four-hole Whiteoak and Chestnut posts, Apply to Issac W. Leamy, Baltimore Pike, Springfield.
Private Stock Of Sale
Just arrived, a car load of Westmoreland county cows which I will offer at private sale on and after Monday next until all are sold, at my premises in Springfield. There are some very choice cows in this lot.
Wm. H. Lownes
- A business lot of Westmoreland county fresh cows, springers, fat cows, etc. will be sold at public sale on the premises of Wm. H. Lownes, Springfield, on Thursday next.
- Charles Gogel, formerly of Springfield township, pleaded guilty to an indictment for forging the names of several parties to a promissory note for $ 12,000 which was negotiated at the Union National Bank of Baltimore. He was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary at Baltimore, on Saturday last.
June 9, 1887 TO May 31, 1888
- For Sale: Black pony, 14 hands high, 6 years old, sound, and can be worked anywhere. Sold only for want of use. Also, 10 tons of prime Timothy hay. Apply to George Worrell, Springfield Del. Co. Pa.
- For Rent: Four- room house in Springfield. Also, wanted a good farm hand, one who can milk.
Apply to: Samuel Evans, Springfield Pa.
- For Sale: Farm in Springfield, about a mile from Morton station. Contains 75 acres in good state of cultivation, good house and barn and a never-failing spring of water on the place. Apply to: E. W. Smith, Morton, Pa.
- There will be a public sale of fresh cows and springers on the premises of Wm. H. Lownes, Springfield, on Monday next, at 1 O'clock. This will be Mr. Lownes' last sale until after harvest.
- Charles Torricellas, of Springfield, near Morton, has purchased of Richard Johnson, near Secane, eight acres of land, together with a house and outbuildings for $3,500.
- A valuable Durham cow, owned by Mrs. Martha A. Beatty, of Springfield, died on Monday, of milk fever.
- The Springfield Union Sunday-school held an enjoyable pic-nic in Ogden's Grove, on the Fourth of July.
- Two horses of Seth E. Pancoast, of Springfield, ran away a few days ago, and wrecked a hay wagon.
- Lownes' Free Church, Springfield, is undergoing repairs and Wm. H. Carr is doing the carpenter work.
- Six sheep, owned by Louis Saxer, of Springfield, were killed and mangled by a dog, yesterday morning. The dog paid the penalty by being shot by its owner.
- A horse owned by Harry Pancoast, of Springfield, valued at $ 150, was stolen from his stable on the premises, on Tuesday night The stable of William Mickle, on the neighboring farm, was entered about the same time, and a carriage, two sets of harness, and a saddle, valued at $ 200 were also stolen. The thieves were tracked as far as Baltimore Pike, where all traces of them were lost.
June 7, 1888 TO July 12, 1888
- E. W. Smith has sold a lot 25 by 100 feet on Pennington Ave. to Mrs. Sarah Ann Worrell, of Springfield.
- George Vincent has purchased of Mrs. Sarah Ann Worrell, of Springfield, a lot 25 by 100 feet, on Baker Street, adjoining his residence.
- Miss Angie Mendenhall, a former school- teacher in Springfield, now residing in Chester county, is visiting friends in this vicinity.
- Litzenberg Post No. 480, after paying just tribute to the soldier dead in Kellyville cemetery, on Sunday last, proceeded to the little churchyard at Lownes' Free Church, in Springfield, to bedeck the graves of the three fallen comrades who lie there awaiting the summons of the last trumpet sound.
- A horse owned by George B. Lownes, of Springfield, ran against a barbed wire fence, on Thursday last, and had its flesh badly torn by the barbs.
- Jonas Gee, of Lewis' Mill, Springfield, well known in sporting circles, had his leg accidently broken several days ago.
- E. W. Smith has sold a lot 25 by 100 feet, located on Pennington Avenue, near School Street, Morton, to Mss Emily Flounders, of Springfield.
- It is reported that Thomas Brown has sold his farm in Springfield to a Philadelphia gentlemen, named Bennett, for $ 35,000.
- Christian W. Schmidt, a veteran of the late war, and a member of Litzenberg Post No. 480, G.A.R., died recently and was buried in Lownes' Free Church burying ground, Springfield.
- Rev. W. R. Patton will preach in Lownes' Free Church, Springfield, on Sunday, July 1'`, at 3 O'clock P.M.
- For Sale:.- Cabbage plants. Apply to William Hart, Springfield, near Morton.
- J. Henry Ogden, of Oakdale, who has been in feeble health for a long time, is now in critical condition.
- Beasteen & Gross started a balloon on its aerial journey on the evening of the Fourth, and it was subsequently found on the premises occupied by Morton Chase, in Springfield.