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VOL. 33.
Political Announcements.
.411 Announcement* tinder this head must t>«
signed by the cmulidate and paid in advance tfl
insure publication.
Editor Brest:
Please announce my name as a candidate for
Associate Jud(?e ot Cameron county, subject to
the decision of the Republican County Conven
Grove, Pa., April 4th, 1898.
Editor I'reus:—
Please announce my name as a candidate for
Associate Judge of Cameron county subject to
the decision of the Republican County Conven
Sterling Run, Pa., April Bth, 1898.
What Will Spain Do ?
President McKinley's message brings
Spain face to face with one of those
situations which strong nations with a
good cause resent by war but to which
weak nations with a poor cause or
none submit, says the Philadelphia
Press. If Spain were equal to
the duties of a government in Cuba
the present need for interfence by the
United States would not exist and the
very reasons which have made inter
ference necessary render resistance to
it impossible.
War by Spain will therefore be futile.
Its rulers know this. If it comes it
will be forced on them by the people,
who for thirty years have been told
that America was weak. The Queen
Regent, Sagasta, the Cabinet and re
sponsible party leaders on both sides
have no desire for war. The real is
sue this week is weather the Govern
ment or the mob will control the
policy of Spain. A declaration of war
may seem necessary at Madrid to avoid
revolution. If so war will come by
the act of Spain.
The furious passions which will be
aroused in Spain by the message rend
er prediction difficult and hazardous.
In strict international usage Spain can
not notice a President's message. A
century of parliamentary institutions
established the principal and practice
that foreign nations cannot take of
fense at the utterances of a Chief Exe
cutive to the Legislature. When Con
gress acts and the proposed policy is
embodied in public law, Spain will
have a legitimate cause for one or two
courses. It can declare war or it can
announce that forcible interferance
will be resisted, when it comes.
Which ? No one can tell. But if the
Spanish Government is not swept off
its feet at once there will be nearly a
week's delay while Congress debates
the question. This will give Spain
time to cool and Europe time to be
heard. Europe has no desire for
war. For France it means a probable
panic and for every other nation loss,
large or small.
If Spain waits therefore and does not
declare war at once the pressure not
to take this step will grow and mount
with every day. Each day the in
ability of Spain to carry on a war will
grow plainer and the necessity of
retreat will become more clear.
The Spanish people will grow accus
tomed to the idea of retreat. Cuba
will be seen to be lost. The useless
ness of a ftitile war will grow more ap
If the Spanish Government can pre
vent action this week the chances
are that it will be able to control the
Spanish mob to the end.
Unfurl Those Flags.
Under the present school laws of
Pennsylvania the boards of directors
are authorized to purchase, with the
school funds, a national flag for each
school house in their respective dis
tricts. The authorization is not in the
form of a command, but it is clear and
unmistakable. In a number of dis
tricts the directors did not wait for
President McKinley's message of yes
terday. Weeks ago they exercised the
authority vested in them and caused
the Stars and Stripes to be properly
flung from the school houses under
their control. Their action was not
aimed at any particular nation, nor
taken because of any recent com
plication. They believed in the law's
wisdom as a patriotic measure and ac
cordingly carried it out.
The time has come for every other
board to follow their example. The
flags need not be either very large or
very fine. But every school house in
Pennsylvania should fly one from its
own staff before another week has
passed.—Phils. Inquirer.
It was a Light Stroke.
General Jessee Merrill, while walk
ing up Main street on Tuesday, exper
ienced a light stroke of paralysis. He
was assisted to Dr. Prieson's drug
store, from which place he was con
veyed to his residence in a cab. He
was reported as being improved to
day.—Lock Haven Democrat.
fee Mies ii
WI OI 08.
WHEHEAS, The Government of
Spain for three years past has been
waging war on the Island of Cuba
against a revolution by the inhabit
ants thereof without making any
substantial progress towards the
suppression of said revolution, and
has conducted the warfare in a
manner contrary to the laws of na
tions, by methods inhuman and
uncivilized, causing the death by
starvation of more than two hun
dred thousand innocent noncom
batants, the victims being for the
most part helpless women and chil
dren, inflicting intolorable injury
to the commercial interests of the
United States, involving the lives
and property of many of our citi
zens, entailing the expenditure of
millions of money in patroling our
coasts and policing the high seas
in order to maintain our neutral
ity; and,
WHEREAS, This long series of
losses, injuries and burdens for
which Spain is responsible has
culminated in the destruction of
the United States battleship Maine
in the harbor of Havana, and in
the death of 200 of our seamen.
RESOLVED, That the President
is hereby authorized and directed
to intervene at once to stop the
war in Cuba to the end and with
the purpose of securing permanent
peace and order there and estab
lishing by the free action of the
people thereof a stable and inde
pendent government of their own
in the Isand of Cuba: and the
President is hereby authorized and
empowered to use the land and
naval forces of the United States
to execute the purpose of this reso
Suffering Gold Seekers.
Montie Dennis arrived at Skaguay
on March 1, says the Eldred Eagle.
He writes that all along the trail there
is nothing but suffering, and so ter
rible that it unnerves the strongest
man. Thousands of dogs and horses
are tied to anything that wiil hold
them, and they are suffering from
cold and lack of food, with their
owners. The lot he sold at Skaguay
late in the fall for $l5O can't be pur
dhased now for less than §I,BOO. He is
going to Lake Bennet, where he will
remain for a short time at least. At
the lake there is a steam saw mill, the
boiler and machines for which were
carried on poles by the men who work
at the mill and get the logs in. The
logs are hauled by the men, and a
10-inch log is considered of great value.
The stock is sawed into one-half-inch
boards and they are not edged. Montie
says he would have been better off if
he had remained in Eldred, and he
wishes he was back again.
Piano Tuner.
Prof. O. B. Hummel, the Piano and
Organ Builder, of Lock Haven, Pa.,
will be here on his regular trip, the
last of this month and will remain for
two weeks. Pianos and organs re
paired, no matter in what shape the
instrument may be in. All work guar
anteed first-class. Pianos sold on easy
payments or for cash. Write O. B.
Hummel, 318 Bellefonte avenue, Lock
Haven, Pa., for prices and you will get
the lowest. How is this, pianos from
§05.00 to §I,BOO. Organs from §IO.OO
to §l5O.
Bailey Run Road.
Thos. Smith, who has charge of the
crew of men engaged by the Young
Men's Business Club of Emporium, to
brush and log the wagon road from
Emporium to Bailey Run, was in Em
porium Tuesday. He reports the work
progressing and expects to push the
work to the second branch of Hunts
Run by Saturday next.
More Strawberries.
Fred Bliss received fifteen thousand,
five hundred strawberry plants last
Monday, and has set them out on his
berry farm at West Creek. The
quality and quantity of berries raised
by Mr. Bliss last season, plainly dem
onstrates that strawberries can be suc
cessfully and profitably grown in Cam
eron county.
Painting Lessons.
Mrs. E. O. Bardwell is prepared to
give lessons in painting to any who
may wish such lessons, at very reason
ble rates. 3-31
"Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable."— WKßSTKß.
Easter Services in Our Different
The interior of the different churches
presented a beautiful appearance last
Sunday morning. Lilies, palms and
cut flowers in profusion, were taste
fully arranged and grouped about the
altars and platforms. The music, as
usual, was one of the main features of
both the morning and evening services
and the manner in which it was rend
ered showed much careful practice and
preparation. A large attendance was
present at all the churches.
The eleven o'clock service consisted
of Morning Prayer and Holy Com
munion. Hopkin's TeDeum, Cruick
shank's Communion Service and
Barnby's Anthem, "Awake up my
Glory," were used. The singing was
superb. The sermon was from the
text, "The Lord is Risen Indeed."
"This morning we shall be among the
simple peasant followers of Jesus who
had wept and sorrowed and waited
through that dark Jewish Sabbath,
that original Easter-Even—little think
ing that it was an Easter-Even. We
shall go with them in early twilight to
the sepulchre, we shall peer with them
into the empty tomb, we shall share
their wonderment, we shall fall
prostrate at the feet of the risen Christ,
and be thrilled as they were with the
unspeakable joy and hope which has
been the life of the world for twenty
hundred years "
The Sunday School festival was held
at 7:30 o'clock, after Evening Prayer.
The Lenten mite-box offering amount
ed to the unprecedented sum of $67.
It will probably amount to §7O.
The decorations in the M. E. Church
were the finest ever seen there. They
consisted principally of palms, ferns,
Florida moss, and a large variety of
cut lloweas. In addition to the usual
Sunday School lesson, an appropriate
Easter program was rendered by the
members of the school, at the close of
which each pupil of the infant depart
ment received a basket containing a
large Easter egg. Rev. J. R. Johnston
preached a fine sermon in the morning
on"The Death of Christ," and on"The
Resurrection," in the evening.
In place of the usual morning ser
vices at the Presbyterian church, an
Easter cantata was given by the Sun
day School. A number of beautiful
anthems were rendered by the choir,
those entitled "King of Glory," and
"Hosanna to Our King," deserving
special mention. The Easter sermon
was preached in the evening by Rev.
liobt. McCaslin.
Easter was observed in usual fitting
and appropriate manner at St. Mark's
Catholic church. The large display of
beautiful flowers and palms was one of
the finest ever seen in Emporium. As
usual, Rev. J. H. McAdam delivered
an able sermon, which was listened to
by a very large congregation.
Those who were fortunate enough
to attend the Baptist church, during
the morning or evening service, had
the pleasure of hearing several fine
selections by the celebrated Storey
family. Their singing was certainly
of a very high order.
Little Folks Celebrate.
Last Friday was Chester Stauffer's
fourth birthday and in honor of the
event his parents invited a number of
his young friends to spend the after
noon with him. The little ones had a
very enjoyable time and when it was
time for refreshments, they were led
to the dining room by Chester, and
Miss Naomi Fry, who was also four
years old the same day.
On Tuesday evening, of this week,
Lloyd, son of J. A. Johnston, cele
brated his fifth birthday by giving a
party to thirty-two of his young play
mates They enjoyed themselves im
mensely and after partaking of an
elegant supper, departed for their
many homes, wishing that their youth
ful host might live to enjoy many
happy birthdays.
Pleasant Surprise.
On Monday evening, Mrs. Lizzie
White was tendered an agreeable sur
prise by her many friends and neigh
bors, the occasion being her 51st birth
day. The following were present:
Mrs. T. N. Hacket, Mrs. J. H. Reed,
Mrs. N. J. Barner, Mrs. McGrain, Mrs.
Jas. Farrell, Mrs. L. S. Fisk, Mrs.
Miller, Mrs. J. Huffman, Mrs. F. W.
Ayers, Mrs. Pepperman, Mrs. Robt.
Hacket, Mrs. A. C. Blum, Mrs. W. A.
Sprung, Mrs. Krebs, Mrs. Pollard, Mrs.
Wheaton, Mrs. Rutz, Mrs. Faucett,
Mrs. Swartz.
Political Mention.
Republican primaries were held in
in Erie, Crawford, Lycoming, Brad
ford, and Juniata counties last Sat
urday. Wanamaker captured Lycom
ing, after a hard and bitter contest
with the friends of Hon. W. A. Stone.
W. C. Stone carried Juniata without
any trouble while W. A. Stone came
off victor in Bradford (where Wana
maker made many speeches) three to
one. Erie and Crawford having can
didates for places on the state ticket
they combined against C. W. Stone
and gave the delegates to W. A. Stone.
If it should happen, when the State
convention meets, that Hon. C. W.
Stone, of Warren had enough delgates
to nominate him for Governor the
voters of Jefferson county, although
their first choice is Hon. W. A. Stone,
would not be inconsolable. They re
cognize in the Warren Stone a dia
mond of the first water also.—Punxsu
tf.wney Spirit.
Our old friend Senator Hardenbergh,
of Wayne county, says "his personal
choice for Governor is Claries W.
Stone, of Warren. He thinks he is
the best candidate in the field for the
position, and that he would bring
about harmony. Senator Hardenbergh
is a candidate for re-election to the
Senate, in a district that has two or
three times elected a Democrat and he
does not want to be defeated this year
by a blunder in the State Convention."
Senator Hardenberghis very popular
throughout the state and his host of
friends wish him success, which he
richly deserves. Ed. Hardenbergh is
a typical representative of the labor
ing men and was called by them from
his position as railroad conductor to
accept the nomination in that suppos
ed strong Democratic Senatorial dis
trict. He accepted and carried the
district by a large majority. He is a
keen, far-sighted Republican and read
ily sees the necessity of making the
strongest possible nomination for Gov
ernor in order that close Congression
al, Senatorial and other districts may
be protected. It is good politics
and every sane man should see that
the nomination of Hon. C. W. Stone
would give the state ticket thousands
of votes more than any other gentle
man named for the nomination would
receive, at the same time add strength
to the country districts. Nominate
C. W. Stone.
Citizens (ias & Oil Company.
The board of directors of th<j Citizens
Gas & Oil Company met at the Warner
House last evening and resolved to
call upon every subscriber to the
capital stock to pay the balances due
upon their subscriptions at once. The
Company has faithfully carried out its
work thus far and it is their intention
to drill another well just as soon as
the subscriptions can be collected. The
Company have drilled and completed
two test wells and it rests entirely with
our citizens whether another is to be
put down, or the Company disbanded
and the leases surrendered. We hope
every subscriber will see the import
ance of promptly paying the balance
due on their stock. Act promptly.
One more test may be successful.
Capital Increased.
The Emporium Glove & Mitten
Company has increased its capital
stock to 85,000 and, we understand,
most of it has been taken already by
our people, who believe it will be a
good paying investment. Encourage
all such industries,they will ultimately
grow to be prominent and add to the
material interests of our town and
Another Venture.
The citizens of Portage believe they
have oil in that section and are now
engaged leasing territory in that sec
tion, with a view to test the land. We
arc informed that they have arranged
with a competent oil man to take the
leases and drill a well. "All aboard
for Sizerville oil fields," would sound
Small Blaze.
Yesterday morning, about 10:30 the
fire alarm gas whistle called out the
fire department. A defective Hue
caused a small fire at Thos Radigan's
residence on Fifth street. Damage
Inquirer Hustlers.
Cols. H. P. Putnam, H. Edward
Loomes, Paul Scull and Harry H.
Cramer, the Philadalphia Inquirer field
hustlers are in Emporium to-day in
the interest of that popular daily.
Pure Bred.
Cornish Indian Game, Golden Wyan
<Jottes and S.C.Brown Leghorns' eggs 112 1.00 for
Emporium, l'a.—2-3ni
WASHINGTON, April 13. —The
Senate won't act on the Cuban re
solution to-day.
Conservative Senators are urging
The committee report as it was
read in the Senate made a deep im
It is regarded as a powerful—
almost bitter arraignment of Spain.
It is oflicially announced that
the flying squadron sails this
afternoon for a 48 hour practice
The Senate foreign relations
committee has reported to the Sen
ate resolutions for immediate
armed intervention and establish
ment of a stable independent gov
Minority of five members report
in favor of Cuban insurgents inde
The House was in a furore of ex
citement during the preliminary
busines. No attention was paid
to it.
Huston Hill Items.
Good weather and the farmers are
making use of it.
Clair Ford visited friends at this
place the first of the week.
Harvey says he will use his shoe if
that young swain repeats what it did
last Saturday night.
Miss Nice,of Millers Run, was visiting
relatives and friends at this place this
Norman Strait has just finished the
school and will depart for home Wed
nesday, much to the disappointment
of our young ladies.
A number of the swains of this place
attended the entertainment at Sterling
Tuesday night. They report a pleas
ant time.
Miss McPhee is the guest of Miss
Eva Barr this week.
Miss Alice Williams, of Mason Hill,
was the guest ofMiss LeloWilliams the
latter part of the week.
Orla Miller, boss on the mill at
Medix Run, will leave for that place
People from all around attended the
entertainment here Saturday night.
The school house was packed and
enough on the out side to fill it again.
The people from a distance said it was
the best they ever saw. I was unable
to secure the program.
Grand Opening Day.
On Saturday, April 16, we will have
a grand opening of Spring goods.
You are cordially invited to attend
and look over our many bargains in
this Spring's goods.
Chicken and Waffle Supper.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church
will serve their annual chicken and
waffle supper, at the homes of I. K.
Hockley and J. B. Schriever, on Thurs
day, April 14th, 1898, between the
hours of 5:00 p. m., ana 2:00 the follow
ing morning. Supper, 25c. 5-3t
Council Proceedings.
Adjourned meeting Borough Council, April
11th, 1898, Present:—Messrs. H&cket, Balcom,
Burns, Palmer, Strayer, Warner, Burke and Day.
Absent: - Lloyd.
The committee appointed to procure prices for
Street Roller, made their report, and it was
moved by Mr. Day, seconded by Mr. Balcom,
that a street roller be built by the Emporium
Machine Company and described as follows:
Cast iron drum, four feet long, 42 inches high,
fitted with 2% inche shafting, securely fixed to
drum with cast boxes, frame made of 6x6 cast
ings, box on each side of roller, approximate
weight 3000 pounds: all complete and ready for
use for the sum of filly dollars, with the adition
of scraper to be built on front of roller; all to be
built and put up in good and workmanlike
Moved by Mr. Balcom, seconded by Mr. Burns,
that the contract with the Emporium Water Co.,
be accepted and authority given to the proper
officers to sign the same. Carried.
Moved by Mr. Day, seconded by Mr. Burke,
that a committee of three be appointed to confer
with the Emporium Water Co., concerning the
location, etc., of the watering troughs or foun
tains. Carried.
Messrs. Day, Strayer and Burke, were appoint
for committee.
On motion the Council then adjourned.
School Report.
Report of Sterling Primary school for month
ending April 6.
Those in regular attendance during month are:
Audrey Smith, Francis Summerson, Gladys
Keefe, Katie May, Frank Welsh, Willie Welsh,
Joe Furlong, Willie Hebron, Harley Newkirk,
Irven Newkirk, Wallace Whiting, Ora Conway.
Those present every day during term; Gladys
Keefe, Wallace Whiting, Frank Welsh and Joe
Furlong. Total number enrolled, 26. Visitors:
Mrs. Frank.
It is a great leap from the old fashion
ed doses of blue grass and nauseous
physics to the pleasantlittle pills known
as De Witt's Little Early Risers. They
cure constipation, sick headache and
biliousness. R. C. Dodson. 45-ly
TERMS: $2.00—51.50 IN ADVANCE.
Pressed Bricks.
Nobby neckwear for Spring at Soble's.
New Spring hats and caps at John J.
The Borough Council have contract
ed for a street roller.
Those top coats at Soble's are beauties.
Do not buy one before seeing them.
If we are going to have war with
Spain why not let it come before house
cleaning season is in full blast.
Boy's suits from $2.00 up. A full line
and large assortment. Boys' suits
ranging up to 19 years, from $5.00 up.
I 1 or fashionable dress making goto
Mrs. Kackenmaster's. Competent help
employed. Fifth street, opposite M.
C. Tulis' residence.
S. D. McDonald, who has taken pos
session of the McDonald Bottling
Works, at this place, is prepared for n
prosperous business.
Don't fail to attend the Chicken and
Waffle Supper at the residencesof I.K.
Hockley and J. B. Schriever this even
ing. Everybody invited.
Our public schools closed on Good
Friday. It is amusing to notice the
children count their fingers to ascer
tain how many school days yet re
Have you seen our line of beautiful
suits for small boys yet? If not, it
will pay you to look them over, We
will be pleased to show them whether
you buy or not.
The Storey Famliy at the Baptist
Church last Sunday delighted the con
gregation. They are certainly first
class musicians and should they again
visit Emporium, will attract a large
Bicycles at bargains at "The Fair"
five and ten cent store. No use in
paying such fancy prices for wheels
when you can get a good bicycle from
$28.00 to $75.
H. A. ZARPS & Co.
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Mumford, aged eighteen
months, died Sunday morning. The
funeral took place on Tuesday. The
family have the sympathy of many
The ladies of the W. R. C. will hold
a quilting and serve one of their 15c.
suppers, at the residence of Mrs. Dan'l
Downey, on Thursday, April 21st.
Supper from 5:00 o'clock until all are
served. A cordial invitation is ex
tended to all.
The new Coadjuter Bishop of Erie,
will shortly visit the several parishes
and missions in the diocese in order to
become acquainted with the situation
ana needs of the congregations. He
will confirm a large number of chil
dren during the tour.
And now word comes from the
Klondike that the gold discoveries on
the American side fully equal, if not
surpass those on the Canadian side.
This will cause the Canadian offiicials
who have been collecting blood money
from Americans to throw fits.
Dr. B. H. Warren, of the Pennsyl
vania Game Commission, in his annual
report brings out one or two points
which will surprise sportsmen and
make clear to all why game birds have
been decreasing so rapidly in some
sections of the state. Dr. Warren
shows that there are 42,000 foxes, 30,-
000 minks, 13,000 weasles and 300 wild
cats in the State, all of which are great
game destroyers.
An exchange describes a situation
which is known in every newspaper
office when it says that a man doesn't
think of the feelings of his mother when
he gets into a disgraceful scrape of de
pravity, but he expects the editor to
have the tenderest regard for that
mother's feelings and to omit mention
of his name in telling the shameful
That a Civil Service Commission is a
delusion and a snare is evidenced by
character of the testimony that was
heard by the Senate committee en
gaged in investigating our Civil Service
Commission. Rev. Mr. Bailey, who is
one of the examiners for the commis
sion, testified that time and again ap
pointments were made to positions
which the law expressly said come un
der the head of civil service positions
and the applicants were not examined.
He also said that the business of the
office was not performed properly, it
was always behind, and that frequent
ly it was necessary to make temporary
appointments without examination and
at the end of ninety days the appoint
ments were made permanent. And
they call this civil service "reform."
Bosh ! —lJarrisburg Telegraph.
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