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IHE CAMERON COUNTY PRESS.
ESTABLISHED BY C. B. GOULD, MARCH, 1866
H. C. OLMSTED,
Is still doing business and expects to be
whether they strike oil. My stock
is complete in every line.
I have the largest and best assortment
ever kept by me, which I am selling at
VERY CLOSE PRICES.
Come and see the beautiful styles in
Ladies Capes and Jackets, cheaper than
you can buy the same in the large cities.
Also Misses and Children's Jackets. - -
My Shoe Department
is well stocked with Ladies, Gentlemen's
and Childrens wear. Cheaper in price
not quality) than any exclusive Shoe
House can afford to sell for. -
NOTIONS OF ALL SORTS.
It is not necessary to enumerate the many
bargains I have for you. Come and see for your
selves. We will take pleasure in showing you
them, whether you wish to buy or not.
H. C. OLfISTED.
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JORDAN BROS. % j
1 llf Iff —Dealers in—
fjil (ill j Staple and Fancy Groceries, Dry
I! LL Goods, Fresh, Salt and Smoked
i,. | | Meats, Fruit in season, Tobacco,
lil JJ Cigars. Confectionery and School
ifn A complete line of Fall and
• jfij'lJjl We would be pleased to have i
Til ill y° u cal l and inspect our stock
jl 1 '! |l!fi' whether you purchase or not.
W Jjf Goods delivered anywhere in
-i jjj; jjjjj' town, free of charge.
k Ij JORDAN BROS.,
I| pj Pj'l No. 43, W. Fifth St., Emporium.
I*4VERY MAN has or ought to have an eye
on his attire. Fine Clothing is the uui-
form of success and prosperity. Every
man seeks to look his best. lit; must have a good
tailor to help him do it. We claim first place in
that line and having opened our
New Spring and Summer
We are now ready to serve our customers with
the latest in models of clothes,
R. SEGER & CO.,
THE MERCHANT TAILORS.
CONGRESS SAFE !
Request of McKinley Approved,
and No Hasty Action Will
THE DANGER POINT PASSED.
Spain Reported to Have Accepted
President HcKinley's Cuban
WASH 1 NtiTox, March 30. —The
Senate committee 011 foreign rela
tions failed to reach an agreement
at its meeting to-day 011 any of the
Cuban resolutions before it, but
referred the whole matter to a sub
committee and then adjourned.
The members of the foreign re
lations committee who saw the
President to-day assured the other
members that the Cuban situation
would come to a head in a very
few days and that Congress would
The utmost limit placed upon
the time when the matter will be
settled one way or the other was
stated as one week, while others
thought that it might be within 48
The committee considered that
it would be unwise, in view of the
negotiations now on, to precipitate
matters at this time.
It was said that Congress need
not take action to hurry the ad
ministration in view of what had
been learned by members.
The Senate passed a resolution,
on motion of Chairman Davis of
the foreign relations committee,
allowing them to sit during the
session of the Senate.
To Buy Independence.
NEW YOKK, March .'lo.—The
Mail and Express has the following
from its Washington correspon
"It is asserted on excellent au
thority that a solution of the Cuban
question has been reached, and
that the President's victory is
close at hand. The confidence
displayed yesterday in administra
tion circles that tlie Cuban ques
tion is 011 the verge of an honorable
and peaceful settlement seems to
have had a speedy confirmation by
the developments of night and
early this morning.
' It is said that a cable came
from Gen. Woodford late last
night telling that Spain's linal
agreement to the President's prop
ositions would soon be here.
"The general features of the
plan are understood to include the
recognition of the independence of
the Cuban republic by Spain and
(he payment by the new republic
of an indemnity to the Spanish
government of 8200,000,000.
''An armistice is to be declared,
during which the Spanish force are
to be called in from the rural dis
tricts and concentrated in Havana,
preparatory to 'embarking for home..
"The reconcentrados policy is to
be abolished at once and the
wretched sufferers are to be fed by
the I nited States, supplied with
farming tools and seeds for a crop
and then sent to their homes."
This is the arrangement which, j
it is declared, Premier Sagasta has
accepted on behalf of Spain.
.11 "NT A SAID TO HAVK CONSKXTKD.
It is said that the Itepresenta
j tive Pal ma of the Cuban Junta,
' while in Washington yesterday,
j was asked if the insurgents would
j accept this proposition.
The -Mail and Express corrc
jspondent says that Mr. Palma
! showed a disposition to demur at
j the payment of the enormous in
-1 demnity of 8200,000,000, but that
| when be learned that President
j McKinley would insist on this
; condition, finally consented."
The correspondent says that
. President McKinley instructed
| Minister Woodford to place this
! proposition before the Spanish
| government about ten days ago.
Senor Sagasta frankly stated that
j he could not discuss any proposi
j tion involving the freedom of Cuba
I pending the elections. The elec
tions were held last Sunday, and
| Senor Sagasta won by an over
Many candidates commence to
scratch their heads and examine their
j ARNOLD—At Sterling Rim, Pa., oil Wednesday,
March 23d, 1898, Mrs. MAROARKT ARNOLD, wife
of Mr. Wm. W. ARNOLD, aged 72 years.
"Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable."— WKßSTKß.
EMPORIUM, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH 31,1898.
Emporium as a Summer Resort.
j litor of the Press.
Almost dnily I hear the subject
I raised, "what can be done to advance
the interests of Emporium ?" Some
I say, "let us get new industries to
locate here." Others claim good roads
will do a great deal towards it. A
strong, ardent and sensible adherent
has been found who lays claim to the
simple theory, "summer boarders."
To this latter subject I would devote
myself, if I do not intrude too much
on your space. In the first place let
me say I heartily endorse the plan,
but how is it to become practicable?
Tourists and pleasure seekers know
almost nothing of our pretty little
county. Passing through on the train
what do we see from the car windows?
A little valley, in no place exceeding
half a mile in width and in some places
the railroad is almost canopied by
rugged rocks and a few hemlocks.
When they pass through our town
they know not of the nice shady nooks,
sheltered from the burning, sweltering,
summer sun; the purling brooks,
where the speckled beauties sport and
play—nature's home, a paradise of
peace, sweet haven of rest. Places
wherein the nervous tension of man's
soul may relax in peace.
A poet has written, "A thing of
beauty is a joy forever." How true
this is. Nature's God has sought out
for liimsalf some sylvan dell and there
erected for himself a bower. Must the
poet and artist be alone in their admir
ation of those fairy nooks, among our
magnificent mountains ?
What draws the tourist wandering
through Europe? Literary talent,
historic fame, etc., are the chief mag
nets. "The pen is mightier than the
sword." We are a sensitive, ideal
worshiping generation, though our
voices would be loud in disclaiming
such an actuation. We follow a
shadow, and chase a phantom, with
unsatiated fanaticism, worthy of a
pagan priest. If, therefore, we would
cater to the demands of pleasure, we
must assist nature. Literary talent
can and will make any place famous.
We lack not the invigorating healthful
breezes. We lack not the health-re
storing mineral springs. We lack not
thescenero. Every rock, every bush,
every dell and ferny bower is teeming
with curios for the thousands who
would be only too glad to come if they
knew. "Knew what?" I hear some
one ask. Did they but know of the
existence of the place and a sanitarium
wherein to rest. What does the busi
ness man do for his wares? He adver
tises. The public press is the boon
and blessing of mankind, and very
few editors will stand aloof or keep a
good thing from their town. The
literary talent of Emporium is of no
mean order, and our press would,
without doubt, print anything of merit
for our beautiful little county. I would
like to hear from others through the
PRESS, 011 this subject.
Seek o'er the mountain fells,
Stray through the valleys,
Each wild crag or dell
Where the pebbly brook sallies.
Where the arbutus blooms.
Trailing most lowly,
Sending its ricli derfumes—
Incense most holy.
Stray to the river's birth,
Lone in the mountain,
Springing from mother earth;
Crystal the fountain.
Then tell to the world afar,
Trumpet it bold and clear—
Health gates are thrown ajar,
Elysium is here.
Emporium, March 21st, IS9S.
Chicken and Waffle Supper.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church j
will serve their annual chicken and j
waffle supper, at the homes of I. K.
Hockley and J. B. Schriever, on Thurs
day, April 14th, 1898, between the
hours of five p. m., and two the fol
lowing morning. Supper, 25 cents. -It
| MOSES L YOCUM, aged 50 years, died
j at the family residence at Cameron,
Pa., on Monday morning, from gastric
ulcer. Mr. Yocum leaves a wife and
six children to mourn his death. His
I funeral was held yesterday, at Cam
eron, Rev. Sleep officiating. The re
mains were interred in Newton Ceme
tery, at Emporium.
Youiitf Hen's Business Club.
The Young Men's Business Club
: held a special meeting at R. Seger &
Son's store, Tuesday evening, at which
• there was a very large attendance.
The Club is actively engaged upon a
prospect calculated to be of material
assistance to the business interests of
Emporium A regular meeting will be
held this evening and it is requested
that every member attend.
Two pool tables, one billiard table
I and bowling alley for sale.
' HAYES & HURTEAU,
The Local Institute held in Empori
um, March 26, convened in the High
School room at 10 a. m, with Prof.
Stauffer as chairman. There were
present thirty-six teachers.
The speakers for the day were Prof.
Sweeny, County Supt.,Elk county,who
spoke on the subject "How Reading
Should be Taught," also spoke on the
subject of "Language and Composi
tion." Proi". Sweeny very ably filled
the vacancy leiu by the absence of
Prof. Sechrist of Lock Haven. Miss
Collins read a paper on "What Children
should Read," which subject was i
then discussed by Profs. Stauffer, i
Elliott and Sweeny. Prof. Bauer, of St. j
Marys, gave a most interesting talk on
"The Study of a Masterpiece," taking
as an illustration Longfellow's "Excel
sior." Prof. Suhrie spoke 01 "The I
Home and the School." Prof. Elliott,
of Renovo, spoke on"The Teachers'
Rights." During the day some excell
ent vocal music was rendered by the
High School Chorus, and some fine
instrumental selections were perform
ed by Misses Ada Hockley, Forence
Card, Flossie Taggart, Grace, Eva and
Iva Leet. A large number of visitors
representing Emporium's prominent
citizens were present during the after
noon session; also five members of j
the Emporium School Board and some j
other school directors from the coun- |
try districts were present to encourage j
by their kindly interest the work of
AN APPEAL TO PATRIOTISM
Splendid Picture of the Cruiser Philadelphia to
be Given Away Free.
The publishers of the great Phila
delphia Sunday "Press" announce that
with every copy of next Sunday's
"Press" (April 3), will be given free a
fine picture of the Cruiser Philadelphia.
This picture will be a companion to
the picture of the Battleship Maine,
which was recently given away by
"The Sunday Press," and will be an
appeal to patriotism, ft will be larger
than the Maine picture, printed in
ele\';ii colors, and will be well worth
framing. Next Sunday's "Press" will j
be ")0 pages with an eight page comic j
section in colors, so that altogether
the offer is remarkable. The publish
ers announce that the supply of Phila
delphia pictures is limited, so that it is
well f'or everybody to place their orders
(jave the Officers the Slip.
The burglar, Buzz Mundy and his
pal Frizbee, who burglarized the jew
elry store and tailor shop in Austin a
few nights ago and for whose arrest a
reword of SSO was offered by the
authorities at Austin, were arrested
yesterday at Mt. Jewett by the officers
of the that place who had been on the
loot mt for them. Mundy, however,
knew that if he was once more within
the walls of our county jail he would
have to suffer the full penalty of the
law, succeeded in giving the officers
the slip and departed for more con
genial surroundings. Frizbee was not
so fprtunate, however, and was safely
confined at Mt. Jewett, pending the
arrival of the Austin officers who will
undoubtedly bring him on here to-day
or to-morrow when he will be placed
in the custody of Sheriff Gillon.—
THE PRESS to-day publishes the
President's Message and the report of
I the Inquiry on the destruction of the
j Maine, as well as the latest authentic
: news. We do not believe in yellow
! kid fake news and thus far have kept
j the like from these columns.
For sale Saturday afternoon and
! evening, at M. M. Larrabee's store, by
, Class No. 10, of the M. E. Sunday
j School. All orders for Easter flowers
j and plants will receive prompt atten-
The recent improvements made by
Wm. McGee at the City Hotel have
; greatly improved the interior of that
: popular house.
Mrs. E. O. Barilwell is prepared to
give lessons in painting to any who
may wish such lessons, at very reason
ble rates. 3-3t
White Leghorn eggs from thorough
bred birds. Best layers in the country. Eggs
large and plenty of them. Orders received now.
R. C. DODSON.
Cornish Indian Game, Golden Wyan
dottes and S. C. Brown Leghorns' eggs SI.OO for
I. F. OSTRUM.
' Emporium, Pa. —2-3m
Hason Hillite Objects.
i Editor Press:—
Allow me just a small space in the
PRESS to say a word in justification of
that young man who was slanderously
misrepresented in the last Mason Hill
letter, by your smart (?) correspondent.
We were very much surprised when
we saw the article, not having heard of
any such racket. This item done no
good, but untold injury, which your
scribe will find out sooner or later.
After seeing this item we took steps to
seek the truth of the matter and saw
Walter Barr, who was present in the
school house at the time, and for truth
and veracity Walter stands head and
shoulders above the one who wrote that
slanderous item, and he (Walter) says
there was just as much noise inside as
out. We cannot find any excuse for
such language as appeared in that
letter and would say, Mr. Editor, if
you would only admit into your paper
such letters as any one would not be
ashamed to let their names be printed
at the bottom, we would be saved much
trouble and better friends in the neigh
J. M. ENGLISH.
[lt is not the desire of the PRESS to
admit to its columns any item calcu
lated to injure the feelings of any one
and it is our intention to keep our cor
respondents down to facts and free
from flings at neighbors. While we
are always pleased to give our readers
all the news we must insist that our
correspondents confine their letters
to news and facts. We cannot allow
misrepresentations. For some unac
countable reason Mason Hill seems to
find fault with any and all correspon
dence coming from that quarter and
leads as to believe that where there is
so much smoke there must be a little
fire. Our good friend English, for
whom we entertain the highest regard,
we hope will assist us in the future in
procuring an interesting letter from
Mason HiII.]— EDITOR.
Alason Hill Letter.
Truth sometimes cuts like a saber.
Tom. Patchel, of Driftwood, drove
over the hill on Sunday.
Bud Duell, of Dent's Run, was the
guest of O. B. Tanner on Sunday.
W. P. Barr, of Huston Hill, had busi
ness here on Friday.
Daddy Kailbourne, formerly of this
place, but now of lluntley, attended
church on Thursday night.
J. S. Farley and Huntley Miller at
tended the funeral of P. P. Painter, at
Dents Run on Thursday.
Miss Tda Jordan, of Huntley, and
Mies Lupro, of Sinnemahoning, visited
friends here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Williams, of
Huston Hill, were the guests of Mrs.
Miller, on Friday.
H. M. Bailey attended the Demo
cratic committee meeting at Emporium
It is rumored that two of our young
men have volunteered to fight Spain—
who were licked by a woman about a
Items are scarce and hard to find.
Your correspondent thinks he might
keep up an interest by lieing a little,
but, Washington-like, I can't do that.
March 28, 1868. DING.
For The (iood Wife.
Anything made of sugar, eggs and
milk should not reach the boiling
Oil cloths should never have soap
used when washing them, as the lye
will destroy the colors and finish. They
are greatly benefited and last much
I longer if a thin coat of varnish is ap-
I plied once a year
In making the meringues for a pie
never use less than the whites of two
eggs. Take one tablespoonful of pul
! verized sugar to one egg. Allow the
; pie to cool. Then spread the merin
| gue, which has been beaten as light as
1 possible, over it. Be careful to spread
the meringue over the crust. Place in
! a cool oven until a delicate fawn color.
I To remove paint from window glass
| take some strong vinegar and heat it
' very hot. Wet a cloth in the hot liquid
| and wash the glass with it and the
; paint will come off readily. A strong
i solution of oxalis acid will also remove
With a Whoop.
Hon. C. W. Stone carried the Law
| renee county Republican convention
with a whoop. The handwriting is 011
the wall —the people demand the nomi
| nation of Gov. Stone and the will of
j the people must be respected.
Miss Margaret B. French, died last
Friday in a New York hospital. She
was a resident of Emporium last year
! and graduated from the high school
I last May. Her untimely death is
j deeply regretted by her friends. She
was in her JOth year.
TERMS: $2.00 —$1.50 IN ADVANCJ
The latest styles in shirts at Soble's,
A new lot of trunks and valises at
Finest line of spring clothing and
furnishing goods at Seger's.
Robert W. Flower, formerly a resi
dent of Cameron, died in Lock Haven
The' Jewel Coffee Mill works are
working day and nights, to fill their
orders. Glad to hear it.
Chas. Hall, a Clear Creek farmer,
owns* a cow that has given birth to four
standing calves within eleven months.
Frank Craven expects to get in his
logs this week, if Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Logan don't fail to putin an appear
We have just received the nobbiest
line of this spring's hats in this vicinity.
Call and see them. No trouble to show
goods. Jonx J. SOBLE.
''Old Dan," C. B. Howard & Co.'s
engine has returned from Renovo
shops, where it has been thoroughly
Howard & Company's mill com
menced operations, on Monday, for the
season. They employ in the mill and
yard about eighty-flve men.
Have you seen our line of this
spring's shoes. We have them both in
russet and black. We have no old
style shoes since our auction sale.
JOHN J. SOBLE.
The Intermediate class in the Baptist
Sunday school, will give a baked
bean and brown bread supper in the
basement Friday evening, April Ist,
from 5:30 until all are served.
Ballard's Snow Liniment is the most
penetrating liniment in the world. It
cures pain and inflammation of all
kinds quicker than any other known
remedy. Every bottle guaranteed. L.
That mammoth stock of clothing at
N. Seger's astonishes the natives.
Nothing like it ever seen in this section.
Mr. Seger says he has never in a] 1 his
years of business experience in Empo
rium purchased such a large line of
clothing and furnishing goods.
Mrs. Delbert Reed, aged SI years,
died at the family residence on Moore
Hill last Sunday. The funeral was
held at the residence, on Tuesday, at
3p. m. The remains were laid to rest
in the More Hill cemetery. Elder
Joshua Selley, Latter-Day Saints, offi
ciated and preached the funeral sermon.
Delos Burlingame of Sizerville, Pa.,
and Mrs. Laura Ann Carter, of Cole
grove, were in attendance at the
funeral of their brother, the late H. W.
Burlingame, in this borough last Sat
urday. Mr. Burlingame and Mrs Car
ter are the llast survivors of five chil
dren of the late Isaac Burlingame, one
of the earliest settlers in Norwich town
The American Economist of March
25th presents in the form of a pictorial
supplement an unique and interesting
array of drawings and cartoons select
ed from the files of that paper for the
past three years. The illustrations,
several hundred in number, emphasise
in a peculiarly forcible manner the
strength of the doctrine of protection
as an active, living political issue, and
also demonstrates with what vigor
and aggressiveness this doctrine has
been expounded by the American Pro
tective Tariff League.
Ward Metzger, of this borough, will
start for the Klondike about April Ist.
He is boxing his household goods pre
paratory to moving them to Emporium,
where his family will reside during hie
absence. Mr Metzger is one of a party
of four that will goto Seattle where
they will construct a steamer which
they propose to haul overland in sec
tions to Teslin. At the last named
place the steamer will be put together
and will ply between Teslin and Daw
son City on the Youkon river, for the
accommodation of passengers and their
baggage. The fare up the stream from
Teslin to Dawson City will only be
| §150.00, and 011 the return trip SIOO.
I Their steamer will conveniently carry
! fifteen passengers. Mr. Metzger is a
; man possessed of a rigid constitution,
j perserving will powers, very energetic,
and goes there determined to make a
barrel of money and we join in with
! his many Galeton friends in hoping
I that his expedition will be exceedingly
| profitable in every detail. We have
made arrangements with Mr. Metzger
j to act as our special correspondent
| from that inuch-talked-of country, and
1 our readers will soon be treated with a
j series of interesting letters giving a
| detailed account of his trip and other
, bits of information that will add spice
j and interest in the matter.—Galeton