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VOL. 33.
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Business Cards.
Emporium, Pa.
A business relating to estate, collections, real
estates. Orphan's Court and general law business
will receive prompt attention. 4'2-ly.
Will give prompt attention to all business en
rusted to them. 16-ly.
Collections promptly attended to. Real estate
and pension claim agent,
35-ly. Emporium, Pa.
Emporium, Pa.
I have numerous calls for hemlock and hard
wood timber lands, also stum page &c., and parties
desiring either to buy or sell will do well to call
on me. F. L). LEET.
Emporium, Pa.
Having again taken possession of this old and
popular house I solicit a share of the public pat
ronage. The house is newly furnished and is one
of the best appointed hotels in Cameron county.
30-1 y.
(Opposite Post Ottice,)
Emporium, Pa.
I take pleasure in informing the public that i
have purchased the old and popular Novelty
Restaurant, located on Fourth street. It will be
my endeavor to serve the public in a manner
that shall meet with their approbation. Give me
a call. Meals and luncheon served at all hours.
no'27-lyr Win. McDONALD.
Near Buffalo Depot, Emporium, Pa.
This new and commodious hotel is now opened
fortlie accommodation of the public. New in all
itsappointments, every attention will be paid to
the guests patronizing this hotel. 27-17-ly
Emporium, Pa.
Scholars taught either at my home on Sixth
street or at the homes of the pupils. Out of town
scholars will be given dates at my rooms in this
P.C. RIECK, N. 1). 8..
Office over Taggart's Drug Store, Emporium, Pa.
Gas and other local anaesthetics ad
ministered for the painless extraction
SPECIALTY:—-Preservation of natural teeth, in
cluding Crown and Bridge Work.
I will visit Driftwood the first Tuesday, and
Sinnemahoning the third Wednesday of each
Political Announcements.
All Announcements under this head must be
signed by the candidate and paid in advance to
insure publication.
Republicans of Cameron County :
After deliberating upon the question of my be
ing a candidate for the Legislature, at the sug
gestion of many friends throughout the county,
1 have finally decided to allow the use of my
name and hereby announce myself a candidate
for said nomination, subject to the action of the
Republican County Convention. I should
greatly appreciate the support of the Republican
voters at the Primary election.
Emporium, Pa., Sept. 12th, 1898.
Editor Press:—
Please announce my name as a candidate for
Associate Judge of Cameron county, subject to
the decision of the Republican County Conven
Grove, Pa., April 4th. 1898.
Editor Press:
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.
Editor Press:—
Please announce my name as a candidate for
Associate Judge of Cameron County, subject to
the decision of the Republican County Conven
Driftwood, Pa., April 20th, 1898.
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Editor Press:
Please announce my name as a candidate for
Associate Judge of Cameron county, subject to
the decision of the Republican County Conven
S. 1). McOOOLE.
Driftwood. Pa., May 7th, 1898.
Editor Press : -
Please announce my name as a candidate for
the nomination of County Treasurer, subject to
the decision of the Republican county Conven
Emporium, Pa., June 27, 1898.
Editor Press:—
Please announce my name as a candidate for
Treasurer of Cameron County, subject to the
decision of the Republican county ' onventinn
Emporium, Pa., June 28th, 1808.
Editor Cameron County Presr,:
Please announce my name as a candidate for
the office of County Treasurer, subject to the de
cision of the Republican County Convention.
Emporium, Pa., Aug. 16, 1898.
j C. C. Bateman, an Army Parson,
Tells Something About the Cuban
Campaign and Scores the Cubans.
Chaplain C. C. Bateman, ' \ S. A.,
who, at his own request, was detailed to
accompany the Sixteenth United States
Infantry when it was ordered to Cuba,
and came to Pittsburg to officiate at the
funeral last week ol Capt. T. W. Morri
son, of that regiment, who was killed on
July 1 in the first assault before Santiago.
| delivered an address at the Fourth
Avenue Baptist church last night. He
told something of the conditions sur
rounding the beginning and ending of
the war. and related some of his personal
experiences and observations while in
Cuba. The forco and eloquence of' his
address were interlined with pathos and
humor. He said, in part:
"You all know how much the people
clamored for war, how Congressmen
appealed lor it. how the 'yellow' journals
demanded it, and the preachers preached
for it, and how tenaciously President
McKinley resisted it all. You know how
slow he was to believe that a Spaniard
blew up the Maine. He knew the
Spaniards are not idiots, and the de
struction of the Maine was certainly the
work of an idiotic person, It was just
like a Cuban, and Miss Clara Barton
believes it was a Cuban who did it, and
so do I. The President knew how i
poorly we were prepared for war; that
our army was small and our navy was
small, and that we had no forage, nor
food, nor clothes, nor ammunition for the
soldiers. lie knew that war meant
sending au unprovided army to a tropical
climate in mid-summer. Yet Congress
and the people wanted war. lien. .Miles
and Secretary Alger and all the naval
officers and everybody who should have
been consulted, advised against it. Hut
still we were sent to Cuba to liberate the
oppressed, in transports haviug (>f> distinct
smells and none of theui cologne."
Chaplain Bateman gave a hurried
description of the voyage to the southern
coast of Cuba, and the landing of the
troops near Sibony, and continuing,said:
"We soon learned to know the Cubans,
and before long a feeling crept around
among the Fifth Army Corps that almost
made them ashamed of their isiis.-ion
down there. The country from Sibony !
to Santiago showed signs ol great pros
perity in past years; 300 years ago there
was a good road there, but it had long
since been obliterated by jungle. It was
under cacti a long this route that the
Spanish guerrillas, which is only another
name for Cubans, concealed themselves
and picked off our officers and men. Peo
ple now say, "Why was not the artillery
taken up San Juan hill and the bushes
shelled ?" 111 tell you why. It was
because what was done in Santiago had
to be done quickly; the yellow fever was
upon us and there was no time to lose.
It was a hard thintr to get artillery up
there. We couldn't get (he Cubans to
work. They wouldn't lift a hand. 1 |
stood on the shore and offered them I
money and pleaded with tlieni to help us j
get our wounded men aboard the boats,
but they would do nothing. It was the
most trying moment of my life and I
finally took a club and drove them away.
I spoke to them in the most forcible
Knglish at my command, but I did not
swear. day the colonel said to iue,
'Chaplain, why don't you swear, too?'
I replied that 1 did not think I could do
justice to the occasion.
"The Cubans said it was not their war
and we should not ask tiiem to work.
While we were building the road up San
Juan hill they were eating our hardtack;
while we were fighting for their liberty
they were stealing our blankets and any
thing else we happened to have. We
would feed the Cubans one day and they
would go next and trade places with the
Spanish sharpshooters in the jungle, and,
the latter would come out to be fed
by us. We couldn't tell them apart. I
know of my own knowledge that we fed
Cubans who we afterward captured as
Spanish guerrillas. I talked for sotne
time with Garcia. He is a wily politi
cian. He marched his army up the hill
until the fighting began, and then he i
marched it down again.
'•The public is now clamoring to have !
the responsibility fixed for the mistakes i
of the war, but it will never go where it j
belongs. The crime of the war was com- !
mittcJ by Congress, the 'yellow' journals j
and the preachers. Kvcry man connected |
with the war did his full duly. It, comes
with poor grace for members of Congress
to say, 'Why did you not wait at Sibony
until the artillery arrived?' If we 1
had waited we would have all been dead
now, and it is an ignominous death fur a
soldier to die of yellow fever. To send
infantry against entrenched artillery was i
never heard of before and it astonished
I lie whole world, but we took their •juns
just the same, and there is no more
glorious page in American history than
tiie chargr at the blockhouse oi'Kl Caney
and San Juan hill. And all this time 1
the Cubans were beating tan bark for the
rear. The criticisms of the Santiago
campaign have been unfair because the '
"Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable."— WEßSTEß.
conditions were forced upon us. Iri the
."uinminiMip of the whole affair the facts
remain that we were unprepared for war,
that we accomplished what we set out to
do and that no men or set of men could
have done better."—Pittsburg Times.
After a Runaway.
Sheriff J. J. McMaclcin and deputy
D. Fitzgerald, of Ridgway, were in
town Sunday night on their way to
Potter county in search of a prisoner
who broke jail at Ridgway last week.
Emmanuel Church.
The quarterly offering for Diocesan
Missions will be received next Sun
day morning, Sept. 25th.
J. M. ROBERTSON, Rector.
Death of Mrs. Fred (joodman.
Mrs. Fred Goodman, of Trout Run,
Pa., died very suddenly at her home
at that place last Friday, aged twenty
three years. The deceased was the
daughter of Rev. Miller, of Dubois
town; led an exemplary christian life
and was held in high esteem by all
who knew her. She leaves a husband
and three children to mourn her loss.
The funeral was held from the M. E.
Church at Trout Jtun last Sunday and
was largely attended.
A Significant Parade.
A significant sight in these times of
parades over returning soldiers will be
the marching of hundreds of members
of the Sunday Schools of Johnstown
and vicinity at the State Sabbath
School Convention commencing there
on Tuesday, October 18th, to continue
three days. This feature will take
place Wednesday afternoon, and at its
conclusion the children in line will be
gathered into three great meetings in
the largest churches of the city, where
addresses will be made by some of the
leading Sabbath School workers of the
country. To those people tinged with
pessimism, who believe all the forces
of the country are being marshalled
for evil and none for good, this will be
a sight worth going many miles to see.
It will be but one feature, however, of
what it is hoped will prove the most
beneficial gathering of Bible School
workers ever held in the State. Dele
gates and visitors arc expected from
every county, and the Johnstown peo
ple have generously offered to enter
tain all who come. Excursion rates
will be charged on the railroads.
Local Necrology.
'Neath the sunny skies of an ideal
September day, all hearts beating
high with the most sanguine expecta
tions of the brilliant victory we
thought so surely won, the score stand
ing at 7-2 in favor of Emporium and
every indication that the day was ours,
over three hundred loyal Emporium
ites were compelled at the last "stage
of the game" to stand by and
witness, with sinking hearts and sick
ening disgust, one of the most humili
ating defeats ever administered to the
Emporium base ball team.
The weather was perfect, auspices
favorable, our team supposed to be in
excellent condition and thoroughly
alive to the importance of playing
good ball that day, whether they ever
did again or not, there seems to be but
one reason for our losing the game
and that is due to the grand reproduc
tion of that farce, "The comedy of
errors," enacted in the final scene of
"The Inglorious Defeat 0f'98." The
enforcements received from out of
town were of valuable assistance and
are not responsible for any of the
costly errors made during the fickle
and ill-fated "ninth."
The stick work of Burden and Hauna,
the phenominal catch of a foul fly .as
well as a double play to Farrell,by Mc-
Manigal, some of Gainey's one hand
specialties and the effective work of
Roach and Friel were the leading
features of the game.
Our own "Jimmie" played his old
position on "first" and put up an ex
cellent game.
Score, 7 to 8 in favor of Port Alle
Batteries: Tull and Kensell; Roach I
and Friel.
Rallying Day.
Next Sabbath day will be observed i
as rallying day in the Presbyterian !
church of this town, as well as Presby- I
terian churches everywhere. All !
members of the church and Sabbath
School are earnestly requested to be '
present at all the services, and to
"turn over a new leaf" if they have
not heretofore been regular in their
attendance. Let it be truly a day for
rallying all who have not been to the
front in earnest church work and at
tendance. A special program of ex
ercises will be rendered in the evening.
Come and bring others.
The PRESS, one year 81.50.
Oil on Pine Creek.
A special dispatch to the Elmira Ad
vertiser from Qaleton says: "Great ex
citement has been caused here by the
discovery of oil in large quantities in
the well drilled upon the Atwell farm
at Gaines and from all appearances
Pine Creek will become one of the
greatest oil fields in Pennsylvania. E.
M. Atwell, the lumberman of Gaines,
has been at work on this well for some
time, and about two weeks ago dis
covered oil at 800 feet, which was con
sidered phenomenal, owing to the
depth that had been drilled and the
fact that the well had never been shot;
however, nothing exciting occurred
until last Saturday when arrangements
had been made to pump the well, and
as soon as the pump was started the
oil commenced to flow, in a manner
which surprised the operators, and the
pump was shut down while the well
continued to flow until ten barrels had
been taken from the hole. Mr. At
well has up to this date taken fifty
barrels of fine oil from the well and
hr s never been able to allow the oil to
run to its greatest capacity owing to
lack of storage, but has under con
struction a 200 barrel tank and it is
expected that the well will be pumped
this week and the exact production
ascertained. Scores of oil speculators
and other curious people are flocking
to Gaines and every effort is being
made to lease the land ot the adjoining
property owners, who are inclined to
give the privilege of operating to the
man that has demonstrated beyond a
doubt that Gaines is rich in oil and gas
deposits, and anyone doubting this to
be a fact has but to visit the scene and
witness the How of oil from a well,
whi ,'h experts claim will produce thirty
urider proper facilities for oper
ating. That there is plenty of gas in
this territory is also demonstrated by
the flowing of this oil,the gas of which
at times will force the oil to the top of
the, derrick and which can easily be
distinguished while the well is flowing.
Mr. Atwell has under way the imme
diat erection of two more derricks
and a company of oil speculators will
also drill a well in that vicinity within
the next thirty days. Real estate in
that little town is decidedly booming.
Raised a Check.
Monday morning a man by the
name of Amer, claiming to hail from
Geo. Hart's camp on Bailey Run, pur
chased a suit of clothes at Soble's and
ordered some slight alterations made
in them, saying that he would call for
the suit in a few hours. In payment
for the same he offered a check of Mr.
Hart's, drawn to the amount of §40.90
and in return received §26 30 in change.
Shortly after Amer's departure from
the store Mr. Soble discovered that the
check had been raised from the original
sum of §4.90 to the aforesaid amount
which he had accepted it for and when
his smooth customer returned for his
suit Mr. Soble demanded the money
which he had given him in return for
the check, which Amner immediately
forked over, and left the store. Mr.
Soble, having secured his money, not
desiring to prosecute him, let him go,
but Mr. Hart, whom Mr. Soble had
informed, desired to make an example
of the crook, and immediately started
in search of him, and was rewarded
for his trouble by locating his man at
Austin, on Tuesday. He was lodged
in jail to await the action of the Grand
Jury next December.
Death of Mail Agent McNarney.
Thomas McNarney, father of our
townsman J. P. McNarney, died at
Coudersport last Saturday, aged 70
years, after a short illness. His re
mains were brought to Emporium for
interment in the Newton cemetery on
Monday. Mr. McNarney was one of
the oldest and most popular postal
clerks on the P. & E. R. R., having
been continuously in the service for
thirty years During the past few
months he had been assigned to Coud
ersport and Port Allegany run, but the
warm weather was too much for him.
He leaves a wife and tour children to
mourn liis death. We regret we are
unable to do justice to the memory of
this excellent gentleman, for whom we j
always|entertained the greatest respect, j
His family were all at his bed-side ex- !
cept one son who is in camp in Georgia j
and unable to attend the funeral,
I'ainful Accident.
I'rothonotary C. Jay Goodnough met
with a painful accident at Sizerville
last Thursday, while watching some :
of the ball players practicing, previous '
to the game. A swift ball struck him I
under the right eye, knocking him ;
down. Mr. Goodnough remained un- j
conscious for two hours. Fortunately '
no bones were broken, but he suffered
severely for a couple of days. It was
certainly a close call and hereafter Jay J
will play ball at a distance.
A Prolific Dandelion.
Mr. Al. Hockley was around exhib
iting a dandelion plant Tuesday morn
ing, that he had taken from his garden,
the root of which measured just two
feet, four inches in length.
Fire! Fire!
Let all good citizens turn out this
Friday evening about five o'clock, to
seo the firemen's inspection at Warner
House. By your presence you will
show your appreciation of the firemen
who volunteer their services absolutely
free for your protection.
Important fleeting.
Pursuant to an order sent out by
Secretary Thos. J. Edge, the State
Board of Agriculture will meet in the
Court House at Emporium on Oct. 12,
and continue for two days. This is
the Autumn session of the Board and
is considered the most important of
the whole year. All persons interested
in agricultural and horticultural pur
suits are earnestly invited to attend.
Last Sunday Excursion of the Season
to Portage Falls.
The W. N. & P. Ity. will run the last
excursion of the season to Portage
Falls, Sunday, Sept. 25th.
Special train will leave Emporium
at 8.00 a. m. Fare for the round trip,
§I.OO. Train will arrive at Portage
Falls Park, 11:20 a. m. Returning,
leave 5:30 p. m., giving six hours at
the Falls, and returning home at a
seasonable hour. Fill your lunch
basket and join the last excursion of
the season to Portage Falls.
Brockwayville Races.
The Brockwayville Driving Park
Races will be held at Brockwayville,
September 29th and 30th. In order to
accommodate persons desiring to at
tend, the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany will sell excursion tickets from
Kane, Clermont, Emporium, Dußois
and intermediate stations, on above
dates to Brockwayville and return,
good to return until October Ist, 1898,
I inclusive, at reduced rates.
Firemen's Inspection.
The Emporium Fire Department will
have their annual inspection, Friday j
afternoon, Sept. 23d, at 5:30. The fire j
alarm will be sounded from the Middle j
Ward, the Warner House being the j
place where the inspection will take
place. As soon as alarm is sounded
all companies will run with their ap
paratus to the Warner House, laying
hose and running up ladders, just the
same as it there was a fire. 1 expect
every fireman to be present at this in
inspection and trust no man will be
absent himself without a reasonable
excuse. Mayor Howard, Town Coun
cil and citizens in general are request
ed to be present at the inspection.
Letter From Porto Rico.
The following is an extract from a
letter received by Rev. J. M. Robert
son, Rector of Emmanuel Church,
from his brother, Lieut. J. R. Robert
son, Adjutant of the Sixteenth Regi
ment, now in Porto Rico. It is dated
Coamo, August 27.
"I get along here well—have my
own way; and am treated with respect
ful consideration, even though others
get fits; but am anxious now to get
home—need to be home for office work
and a political campaign, but we have
not the least idea when we shall be
ordered home. We would like to have
had another tight or two before going
home, because it does not seem to us
as if we had any campaign at all,
though we had a stiff fight, August
9th. We made a tremendous march
that day and fooled the Spaniards who
thought we would block one road, but
instead we crossed it and forced our
way to the second road beyond, reach
ing there just as the Spanish were
starting for Aybonito. We went at
them like so many Indians, so that in
just one hour and ten minutes after
the first shot they put up a white flag
and surrendered. During the fight I
picked up a rifle and fired for a half
hour, taking careful aim at each in
dividual, and, I suppose, missing each
"The rainy season is on—frequent |
rains—a dozen a day—then a few min- j
utes red hot sun. Must trench my j
tent and get it ready for floods.
"The people here seem to think that i
it will be to their advandage to be- 1
long to the United States. Visited |
the Roman Catholic parish chureh last
Sunday. It appears to be two hundred
years old, is made much like a fort,
very massive and plain in architecture
—neat little altars and confessionals, j
no pews, marble tile floor."
Fall opening display of pattern hats |
and millinery novelties, Saturday, I
Sept. 24th at E. M. Hurteau's.
TERMS: $2.00 —$1.50 IN ADVANCE.
Republican County Convention.
The Republican County Convention will meet
011 House, in the Borough of Emporium,
at 1:00 o'clock, p. m.,
For the purpose of nominating one candidate
tor Representative, one candidate for County
Treasurer, one candidate for Associate Judge
and the transaction of such other bu inessasmav
properly come before the Convention.
By Order of County Committee,
H. C. OLMSTED,Chairman.
Republican Primary Election.
In accordance with a resolution adopted by the
Republican ( ouuty Committee, empowering the
Chairman to call u Caucus and County Conven
tion, the Republican Primary elections for
Cameron county will be held oh
Emporium Borough—West Ward, at Opera
House, at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 1 delegates: Middle
Ward, at Council Room, at 7:00 to 8:30 p. in.—4
delegates; East Ward,at I lose I 7:00 to 8-30
p. m.—3 delegates.
Shippen Township, at Court House, at 2:00 to
5:00 p. m. -6 delegates.
Ja°l£'i ge , I? wnshi P' af Sizerville Bath House,
at 8:00 to «):00 p. m.—2 delegates.
Lumber township, at otiice of R W. Barrows
at Cameron, at 1:00 to 3:00 p. m. 3 delegate*
Gibson Townsliip, at Curtin House, Drift
wood at 3:CO t5:30 p. in.—2 delegates.
Driftwood Borough, at Curtin Hotel, at 8:00
to 0:30 p. m.—3 delegates.
' ou ' at Joe M. Shaffer's, from 3:00
to 6:00 p. m.—2 delegates.
r , T H. C. OLMSTED, Chairman.
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County Convention!
Mass Meeting!
Tuesday, Sept. 27, '9B
Republican Candidate for Governor.
Our popular Congressman.
i United States Senator.
Ex-Auditor General.
and others.
Will be present and address t!io C'ii i
zens of Cameron County.
The Republicans of Cameron and
adjoining counties are invited to meet
at Emporium upon the above date. It
is expected that this vi:l be an enjoy
able and beneficial occasion to all who
may attend.
The Chairman of the Republican
State Committee has presented to the
Cameron County Republican Com
mittee a beautiful American flag, 20x3C
feet in size, which will bo llung to the
breeze with appropriate addresses.
The flag raising will take place at 11:00
a. m. Prominent gentleman will ad
dress the people upon this occasion.
The Republican (Jounty Convention
will meet at the Court House at one
o'clock to place in nomination a county
ticket to be voted for at the approach
ing election. Seats will be provided
for ladies and the Emporium Excelsior
Band will enliven the occasion with
music. Eloquent speakers will address
the convention.
At seven o'clock, sharp , there will
be a grand mass meeting at the opera
house. Let Republicans and all citi
zens attend and hear the live issues of
the day honestly discussed by gentle
man of National prominence The
ladies are especially invited to be pres
ent upon this occasion. The Emporium
band has been engaged for the evening.
The State Committee has secured
some of the most eloquent gentlemen
for this rally and it is hoped the opera
house may be packed from stage to
The steamers St. I.ouis, St. Paul.
Yale and Harvard, which have been
taken out ot commission, were used 133
days and cost the government $1,530,-
000. Instead ol putting the shins in
first-class condition again aa per agree
ment the navy has given the owners a
lump sum for the work of restoration
The amount is believed to be $50,000
for each ship. While the Yale and
Harvard were in use as army trans
ports it is said they were disfigured in
a shocking manner by the volunteers,
who whittled their lime away cutting
their names on the fine mahogany
woodwork. Nearly all the decorations
will have to be replaced.
NO. 30.