Found this in the Sullivan Review August 23, 1894 and thought it might be of some use to someone. The Sullivan Review was the local paper in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. I have no other information regarding this incident.
Sunday, August 12, Dr. CHAFFEE was summoned to attend a sick man in the Arcade block and found him ill of a disease resembling small pox. Tuesday he was certain of the character of the disease and reported to the board of health. The patient was removed to the borough hospital and all precautions were taken against the spreading of the disease. The man's name is John CARLETON, who recently tramped to that place from Chicago. The doctors say the disease was discovered before the patient was in a condition to communicate it to others, and the papers declare that people are "just as safe in Towanda as on their farms." We sincerely hope there will be no new cases, as it would cause something like a panic. We believe the Towanda authorities will be able to suppress it.