08 March 2015

On This Day: Remains found in Salisbury Township

Mr. Hiram Slauch found remains up on Welsh Mountain. The remains are believed by many to be the human remains of an infant. Some however argue that point, claiming it must be an animal. The head and limbs were gone but the bowels were intact. An inquest is supposed to have been done, but as of This Day in 1881, the examination has not yet been conducted. 

The Salisbury correspondent also reported a “dull” tobacco market, as well as other crop related news. There have been noticeable improvements in Clarksville. A thick forest stood there just a few day ago. Now a growing village, including a general store run by Daniel Clark, is in its place. 

Mr. Sample White reportedly died Friday of consumption. White was from Gap and had been sick awhile. Just a side note: on a recent PBS special about tuberculosis (TB), people used to call it consumption around that time. 

Mr. S. F. Wanner plans on moving west. He had a public sale, at which he sold off his farming utensils and livestock. He also sold the furniture from his house. 

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 08 March 1881. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.


On This Day is a prompt I started to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.