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VOL. 33.
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have been patient, but "patience has
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bers who show no disposition to pay
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V Y Hon. CHAS. A. MAVEH President Judge and I
the Hons. H. V. WYKOFF and J. C. IIONHAM, AS- j
soeiate Judges of the Courts of Oyer and Terminer i
and General Jail Delivery, Quarter Sessions ol I
the Peace, Orphans' Court and Court of Common
Pleas for the county of Cameron, have issued
their precept bearing date the 10th day of Sept.,
A. D., I*9B, and to me directed for holding I
Court of Oyer and Terminer,General Jail Deli very, j
Quarter Sessions of the Peace, Orphans' Court I
and Court of Common Pleas, in the Borough of I
Emporium, Pa., on Monday, the 12th day ol
December, 1898, at 2 o'clock, p. m., and to con- |
tin tie one week.
Notice is hereby given to the Coroners, Justices !
of the Peace a nil Constables within the county, }
that they be then and there in their proper per- |
sons, at 2 o'clock, p. m., of said day, with their j
roils, records, inquisitions, examinations, a.nd I
other remeniberances, to do those things which j
to their offices appertain to be done. And those ;
wlio are bound by their recognizance to prosecute |
against them as will be just.
Dated at Emporium, Pa., November 14th, 1898, 1
and in the 122 d vear of the Independence of the !
United States of* America.
I j at December Term of Court. U'9B, commenc
ing on Mondax, December 12,1898.
No. 63, May Term, 1895.
Frank Moon vs Charles W. Hall.
G. W. Huntley, Jr., for Pllf.
li. W. Green, C.W. Shaffer, for Deft.
No. 2", February Term, 1896.
H. S. Crissman vs James O. Jordan.
Johnson & McNarney, for Plff.
13. W. Green, C. W. Shaffer, for Deft.
No 1, May Terra, 1897.
J. Frank Craven vs G. F. Halcom and W. F.
Llovd, doing business as Balcom «fc Lloyd and
E. H. Marshall.
I!. W. Green, C. W. Shaffer, for PI(T.
Johnson & McNarney for Defts.
No, 5, December Term, 1897.
Isaac Lewis vs Elias Barton, Hoy Chadwick.
Johnson A: McNarney, for Plff.
J. H. Calkins, for Deft.
No. 6, February Term, 1898.
Charles M. Vail to use of Elk Tanning Com
pany, a corporation, vs S. S. Haeket.
li. W. Green, C. W. Shaffer, for Plff.
S. W. Smith, for Deft.
No. 1, September Term, 1898.
Joseph F.Craven, late Supervisor ofShippen >
Townsnip vs Shippen Township.
B. W. Green, C. W. Shaffer, tor Plff.
F.D. Leetfor Dell.
No 33, December Term, 1898.
Daniel Briton vsW. F. Dickson.
HENRY W. GRAHAM 1 In the Court of
I Common Pleas of
vs r-Cameron County,
| Pa., No. 10, Decem-
MAHY A, GRAHAM. J ber Term, 1897.
To MARY A. GRAHAM, Respondent :
You are hereby notified to appear at the HfcVt
term of court to be liolden at Emporium, Camer
on county, l'a., commencing on Monday, the 12th
day of December, A. D., 1898, at 1 o'clock, p. m.,
arid answer to the complaint of said libellant |
and answer to the charge, and show cause if any
you have, why a decree should not be made, !
divorcing the said liabellant from the bonds of j
matrimony which he has contracted with you,
and if you fail to appear then and there such de
cree will be made in your absence.
Sheriff's Office, I
Emporium, Pa., Nov. 14tli, 1898. \
In the ( Hurt of Common Pleasof Cameron County.
No. 41, December Term, 1898.
N OTICE is hereby given that an application |
will be made to the said Court on the 12th
day of December, 1888, at 1:00 o'clock, p.m..
under the Act ot Assembly of the Common
wealth of Pennsylvania, entitled "An Act to pro
vide for the incorporation and regulation of cer
tain corporations," approved April 29th, 1874,
and the supplements thereto, for the charter ot
•an intended corporation to be called "Tin: RICH
and object of which is to establish and main
tain a perpetual burying place for the dead and
for this purpose to have, possess and enjoy all
the rights, benefits and privileges of said act of
Assembly and its supplements
The proposed charter is now on file in the
Prothonotarv's office.
instate of ELLIOTT L. CHAPMAN, Deceased.
I ETTERS of Administration on the estate of
I j Elliott L. Chapman, late of Lumber town
ship. Cameron county, Pennsylvania, deceased
have been granted to John Chapman, residing in
said townthip. to whom all persons indebted to
said estate are requested to make payment, and
those having claims or demands, will make
known the same without delay.
Jl. W. GltKI N,
November 10. 1898. 38-6t.
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| Uoyd's toiitj forecast of the Wedtber FOR EM and i yicinity. C
* FRIDAY, Fair and colder.
J SATURDAY, i 'robabh snow. SUNDAY, - probably fair weather. <„
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y V r^\r'\r^\r 0 7 Thoughts of the gift time coming. Christmas is just around the corner from Thanksgiving. Everybody is thinking of what to give, to whom, ami how V -, r *
j \ best todoit. And it is by answering just such questions aptly and satisfactorily that we have been kept busy unpacking the largest and best line of Christ- •&
■■, < TUAIIP nias goods that was ever brought to this town the result of our going to the city. A boy g'ring through the store exclaimed, it will be as good as a circus!
1 H 1111 Ij HII ij > This town depends chiefly on this store for holioay supplies. That thought justifies the collection of goods that we are now unpacking. r-]
\ 3 Our west window-the east window is the hunters window this week contains a selection of the latest books published. We design to make this de
j) partment of our store the best, where the book lover's acquisitiveness may be gratified at such prices as will make acquirement easy. Prices away below
value. Come and see. This store is growing in public favor. We are making new friends daily. Great many are surprised that they can buy such a line of popular books, at moderate prices. y
* M. S. SXOYD. '
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St. Harys vs Emporium.
That "winter's icy blast" has no
terrors for the athletic loving populace
of Emporium, was plainly evidenced
by the large crowd of enthusiastic
spectators who gathered at Athletic
Park, Thanksgiving afternoon, to wit
ness the desperate tussle on the grid
iron between the St. Marys and Em
porium knights of the pigskin.
Half-past two o'clock found both
teams on the field of action in good
fighting trim, excellent condition and
eagerly waiting the beginning of the
fray when they would have an oppor
tunity of testing their mettle with that
of the untried foe.
Promptly at three o'clock, after a
half hour's vigorous practice, both
teams lined up at the command of the
Emporium won the toss up and Capt.
Hockley took the kick off, giving St.
Marys choice of goal. St. Marys chose
the south end of the field and Empori
um retired to the north side.
At the signal from the umpire,
Butler kicked off and sent the ball
down into St. Marys 25-yard line,
where it was recovered by the hardy
sons of Germany, who after a spirited
contest, succeeded in forcing the ball
down to Emporium's 5-yard line where
Weis in a mass play managed to cross
the goal line and secured a touchdown
for St. Marys. Billings failed at goal
and Emporium kicked off again, and
by a fumble on the part of St. Marys,
got possession of the ball. In a sharp
end play in the scrimmage, Butler got
around the line, and in a brilliant
30-yard dash crossed St. Marys goal
line. The referee nullified the touch
down on account of the runner going
outside of boundry line before crossing
the goal line.
Four minutes later, time was called
for the first half, and ten minutes of an
intermission was allowed before the
beginning of the second half.
At the opening of the second half I
both teams appeared greatly refreshed '
and played a good fast game. St. J
Marys, by a series of mass plays and a j
thirty-five yard sprint by Weis, scored j
another touchdown. Emporium ob- j
1 tained the ball on a kick-off from their :
j opponents and made rapid and sue- I
I cessive gains until within fifteen yards I
j of St. Marys' goal where Logan secured j
the ball and went around the end for a j
I pretty run and would have scored for j
the home team had he not been blocked |
by the spectators who were crowded j
over the side boundry line by at least j
ten yards. Upon a second scrimmage j
Butier got the ball and aided by good J
interference broke through St. Marys' I
line, scoring a touchdown for Empo
rium. In the latter part of the second i
half the St. Marys aggregation showed j
i signs of weakness and appeared to be .
! getting groggy, and it is the opinion ;
of the spectators that had the game .
j continued for ten minutes longer it j
| would have resulted in another touch- j
I down for Emporium, as our boys re
; tained their normal vigor, and exhibit- ;
i ed the staying qualities that would
| win in a long game.
In the fifth scrimmage following
: Emporium's touchdown, the end of;
! the second half was declared and St.
I Marys left the field with the honors
j of the day by a score of 10-5.
The features of the game was the
superb playing of Billings, Schweikart,
Logan, Farrell, and Taggart, the phe
nominal runs of Butler and Weis, and
; the pluck and cool headedness display
ed by quarter back McCaslin.
| The following is the line-up of both
Cummings L. E.—R. E Bloom
Weeks L. T.-R. T. ./. Miller
Schweikart L. G.—lt. G Kenard, Ed
Newton Centre Kenard, A
Hockley R. G.—L. G. Curry
! Taggart R. T.-L. T Walker
Hemphill R. E.—L. li Straub
i* McCaslin Quarter Back Rogan
Butler R. 11. 11.—L. 11. B Weis
j Farrell R. H. B.—L. 11. B Butch
Logan Full Back Billings
, hubs.- Fry, Pelkey. Billings, A.; Wurm.
1 Referee, Hanhauser. Umpire, Larrabee.
Timekeepers, Vogel, Kaye.
Linesman, Luhr, Long.
Manager Leet is making arrange
ments with the St. Marys boys for
a return game to be played at that
place in a few days.
"Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable."— WEßSTEß.
Well No. 4.
Drilling at well No. 4, in Emporium,
ceased Wednesday morning, at a depth
of 1,323 feet, dry as a powder horn. A
strong spring of mineral water was
found at 290 feet. Mr. Josiah Howard
who drilled this well, has located an
other well, and operations for drilling,
will be commenced at once.
Alaska Estate Closed.
J. P. McNarney has been appointed
Administrator of the estate of T. H.
Belanger, who died in Alaska, leaving
some interests there unsettled. John
son & McNarney have succeeded in
settling up his mining claims and from
the inventory filed in the Register's
office, we take it that Mr. Belanger's
Alaska interests have netted the neat
cash sum of $5,000. We understand a
gold draft has been received for that
New Attorney General.
The PRESS is pleased to note that the
Republican press of the state are lin
ing up in favor of Hon. John P. Elkin,
the energetic and courteous Chairman
of the Republican State Committee, for
Attorney General, under the incoming
administration of Gov. Win. A. Stone.
Mr. Elkin has served and led the party
ably, honestly and fearlessly. His se
lection by Gov. Stone will be justice to
a faithful representative of progressive
Republicanism and would be endorsed
by the rank and file of the party. True
to his principles, true to his friends
and an able lawyer his services would
be invaluable to the incoming state
administration. Not to mince matters,
in the history of the recent past, his
elevation to the position of Attorney
General is expected by the people and
they will be disappointed at anything
Gains Oil Fields.
A special correspondent to the Pitts
burg Times lias been making investiga
tion at Gaines and sends an interesting
letter to bis paper from which we clip
the following paragraphs:
The territory on Pine Creek, near the
Potter Tioga line, is excited over a
prospective oil field. Perhaps the ex
citement is more than commonly ex
cusable, for the petroleum world would
like to know if a new pool is among
the possibilities. So far, what Gaines
is to do as an oil producer is a guess.
But if there is any virtue in the old
darkey's sign of rain, "wet all around
and pouring down in the middle," this
territory has oil. A well here is put
ting into a tank ever day about five
barrels of handsome, lively oil, while a
second well has a gas pressure said to
be 400 pounds has caused a cessation
of operations.
Is it a field? A Bradford man once
offered §lO a barrel for the entire pro
duet that should como east of the
mountain summit. His bluff is called
by tlie Atwell well. But this must be
remembered: The surface of the
mountains has nothing to do with the
geological formation beneath. The ge
ology of the vicinity of Gaines is simi
lar to the geology of McKean county.
The course of the water is eastward, be
cause erosion has worn away the sur
face. But the rocks 1,200 feet below
ground are stiil in their original condi
tion. Further north and east the oil
bearing rocks rise to the surface, and
have long ago lost their treasure, if
they had any. But here at Gaines the
geological oil formation is found. Oil
and gas are proven to be here in some
The only question is now whether
further drilling will find more oil,
thickening sands and an extending
field. The well now drilling should
throw decisive light on the future of
Gaines within a month. As yet the
story is a guess. But Mr. Farnum says
it is a field and Mr. Atwell says he has
an oil well, and the oil well is here to
talk for itself. While the pool is yet
to be uncovered the possibilities that
might follow a development so far in
advance of the older territory give it
A Poor Unfortunate.
IHK horse went dead an' his mule went lame;
He lost six cows in a poker game;
A hurricane came on a summer day,
An' carried the house where he lived away;
Then an earthquake come when that was gone,
An' swallowed the land that the house stood on!
An' the tax collector, he come roun'
An' charged him up for the hole in the groun'
An' said he wanted his street tax, too!
Did he moan an' sigh? Did he set and cry.
An cuss the hurricane sweepin' by?
Did he grieve that his ole friends failed tocall,
When the earthquake come an' swallowed all?
Never a word of hlatue he said,
With all them troubles on top of his head!
Not him! * * * He climbed to the top o* the hill.
Whar standin' room wuz left him stil,
An' barin' his head, here's what he said:
"I reckon it's time to get up an' git;
But, Lord, I hain't had the measles yit!"
—Atlanta Constitution.
Fire at Smethport.
Last Monday night a fire destroyed
the opera house, Wells' drug store and
other buildings. The entire block was
Rooms Wanted.
Would like to rent part of house in
Emporium where wife and boy would
have near neighbors, during my ab
sense. Address,
Williamsport, Pa.
Piano Tuner.
Prof. O. B. Hummel, of Lock Haven,
will be in town for the remainder of
the week and any one having a piano
that needs tuning will do well to see
Prof. Hummel. The Brett piano leads
them all.
Narrow Escape.
A. A. Prowant, while at Glean, last
Thursday, had a narrow escape from
death. While attempting to jump onto
a freight train one of his feet caught in
a rail "frog" throwing him to the
ground. Another train was passing at
the time and his presence of mind pre
vented him being run over.
When in Buffalo.
The readers of the PRESS should not
fail to call at the old and popular
establishment of Adam, Meldrum &
Anderson Co. This firm has for many
years been the most popular of any of
the Buffalo houses with the citizens of
this section. Their new "ad" appears
in this issue of the PRESS.
The Home Paper a Necessity.
Only the home paper, the country
weekly or the country daily, possesses
the full confidence of a permanent
constituency. It is the "home" paper
par excellence, because it is welcomed
and read by every member of the
family, and it is just as much of a
family necessity as sugar, tea or coffee.
It is this faculty of getting close to its
readers that makes the "home" paper's
value to advertisers wholy out of pro
. portion to its modest circulation.—
Big Deal in Timber.
John N. Ake and John H. Patchin,
executors of the A. \V. Patchin estate
Friday closed the sale of all the timber
adjoining the Susquehanna rivor, in
Clearfield county, to the Bowman-
Foresman Company, of Williamsport,
for $165,000. The timber belonging to
the estate in Indiana and Cambria
counties is not included in the deal.
They also sold all the logs in the river
to Elias Deemer, of Williamsport, for
§IO,OOO. Messrs. Akc and Patchin
purchased from the heirs all the square
timber, belonging to the estate, in the
Delaware river, at Camden, N. J., for
$26,000, and have leased the big Patchin
mill at that place to manfacture the
same. The timber sold on Friday,
stands on 1,700 acres of land in Burn
side township, that county, and must
|be removed within five years. This is
the largest timber sale that has taken
! place in the county for years. It is
one of the last large tracts left, and
; when it is cut nearly all of the Clear
; field county pine will have gone to
i market.
Roys' clothing in great abundance at
[N. Segor's. Up-to date styles. Call
and see the wonderful bargains.
Chas. Fry's coach dog wanted to be
in line, BO it fell on the sidewalk, last
Saturday, breaking one of its legs. Dr.
Baker was the Good Samaritan in this
A. C. Blum's valuable bird dog was
attacted by a vicious dog and severely
injured. One of the front legs was
broken and it was feared the poor
brute would have to be killed. Dr.
Bardwell came to the relief of the suf
fering animal and fixed it up. It is
now believed that the dog will get well.
Sam Jones asked the following perti
nent question: "Do you know that
boys are much more particular with
whom they go than girls are? You
may think it a strange statement, but
it is so. A girl will goon the streets in
open day with a boy that gets drunk,
but the minute a boy finds out that a
girl gets drunk he won't go with her.
I wish our girls would be as particular
with whom they go as the boys are."
An exchange says that a short time
ago a school marm in a back-woods dis
trict was teaching a spelling clasp, and
when the word "husband" was put on
the blackboard, none of the children
could pronounce it. In order to help
them out of their difficulty the teacher
asked: "What would I have if I should
get married?" The answer was prompt
but not what she expected, and she
blushed such a brilliant red that the
sunlight paled.
A New Jersey editor soberly asserts
that he has a cow that gets drunk on
cider. She manufactures her own bev
erage by eating decayed apples that
have fallen in the orchard. He states,
furthermore that on the days when she
gets drunk, a little nutmeg and egg
converts her milk into an exhilirating
beverage, resembling a mixture of
punch and egg nog. That cow ought
to prove highly valuable to any man
who is anxious togo on a spree at the
lowest possible cost.
Learn to laugh, not giggle; a hearty
laugh is better than medicine. A well
told story is as good as a sunbeam in
the sick room. Learn to stop croaking
about your neighbors; they are just as
good as you are. If you cannot see
any good in the town you live in, pull
out and leave, and the people will
thank you for it. Learn to meet your
friends with a smile. A good humored
pian or woman is always welcome, but
the pessimist is not wanted anywhere.
He is a nuisance.
State Superin ten dent Schaefl'er finds,
upon careful inquiry, that in the first
six counties of the state, considered in
alphabetical order, fifty school teach
ers receive less salaries than the aver
age cost of keeping a pauper. He de
precates this fact, and says "that times
are hard now, but they will be much
harder in the next century if the chil
dren in our schools do not get as good
instruction as those of other states, if
competition continues to grow as sharp
as it has in the last twenty years."
The supply of apples from the 1898
crop of the United States is 27,700,000 |
barrels, compared with something over !
•10,000,000 last year and 70,000,000 in the ;
record breaking crop of 1986. The fail
ure is widespead, reaching from the
Pacific coast to Maine, and in none of
tho states does the output of fruit ap
proach an average. I n the great apple j
states of the west the crop is almost an j
absolute failure, although the situation |
in Michigan is better than elsewhere, !
having about two-thirds of the bumper
crop of 1895. New York has only one
fifth of a crop. Tho crop of Europe is
reported below the normal.
An exchange tells how a man in a
neighboring town who thinks he knows
it all got revenge on election day: The
next day he went into one of the prom
inent hotels in town with a sample
ballot and was showing a friend how
he voted. "Now," he said, "I just made
up my mind that I would scratch that
cussed cur off my ticket." Then he
took a pencil from his pocket and made
| a cross where his enemy's name ap
i peared. "Didn't you make any more
| marks on your ballot?" asked his
j friend. "I should say not; that was the
! fellow 1 wanted to beat." "Why, you
! monkey, that fellow you made your
| cross next was the only person you
| voted for." The intelligent citizen
dropped his chin on his collar button
| and he went out like a cat shot with a
! boot-jack and wept wet tears.
Rescue Hook and Ladder Ball.
| The twelfth annual ball and supper
I of Rescue Ilook & Ladder Company,
t of Emporium, Pa., will take place at
the opera house, Friday evening, Dec.
I 30th, 1898. The several committees
! are actively at work preparing for a
| big time this year. They have engaged
i Jamison's Orchestra, of Bradford, Pa.,
| comprising six pieces, and propose
! making their '9B ball the most popular
I yet given' The Hooks never do any
j thing on a small scale. Remember the
I date. 39-6t *
TERMS: $2.00 —$1.50 IN ADVANCE.
Pressed Bricks.
Good manners are a part of good
Plant your Holiday "ads" now. "The
early bird, &e."
Goto the opera house to-night and
see the niilk-maids.
Note the change in the P. & E. time
card in another column.
Greatest bargains in winter over
coats and underwear at N. Seger's.
New line of stylish clothing for
winter wear, at N. Seger's.
Did you ever pay less for a gown
than you intended to when you started
out ?
While you are preparing for the
Holidays it would be well to visit N.
Seger's clothing establishment and see
the many handsome lines suitable for
Christmas presents.
Quarterly meeting for the Emporium
charge will be held in their hall, Dec.
10-11. Rev. S.Bedford, of Houghton,
N. Y., will have charge. This notice
means a cordial invitation for all to be
with us. E. FrLLEii, Pastor.
There are two classes of people in
the world—those who have done some
thing and want their names kept out
of the paper, and those who haven't
done anything worth printing, and
want their names put in.—Washing
ton Star.
Why is it that a boy of twenty can
run a mile or ascend a flight of steps
three at a time, while his sister of the
same age can't run a hundred yards or
walk up a flight of steps without be
coming exhausted ? It is easy to
answer this question. Of corset is.
A couah is not like a fever. It does
not have to run a certain course. Cure
it quickly and effectually with One
Minute Cough Cure, the best remedy
for all ages and for the most severe
cases. We recommend it because it's
good. R. C. Dodson. 451y
The Coudersport Gas Company has
reduced the price of gas to consumers
one-third, or about S3O per year for
fuel and lights for ordinary residences.
Our citizens would faint should the St.
Marys Gas Co., do likewise. Our only
fear is they may raise the price per
Quarterly meeting for the Cameron
circuit will bo held at North Creek,
Dec. 17-18. Rev. A. D. Fero, of Dixon
ville, Pa., is expected to be present and
have charge of services. The people
and pastors of the Emporium and
Driftwood circuits are cordially in
vited to bo with us.
W. READETT, Pastor.
The Kane Republican is authority
for the statement that Joe Sibley dis
tributed §75,000 among the boodlers in
this district, before the last election,
with which to debauch the voters. No
wonder there is hair-pulling among
the Democratic managers in this
county, as well as other sections, over
the division of the spoils The old-line
Democrats assert there was too much
division and silence and that confined
to a few in the inner circle of the ring.
The attempt of a few assistant Demo
cratic organs to make the people belive
that the political friends of Senator
Quay in this county and district were
opposed to Hon. Charles W. Stone for
Congress; and that Mr. Stone and his
supporters were opposed to the Repub
lican State and County candidates, is
the veriest political "rot " The re
liable, earnest Republicans in this
county, who never desert the party or
its candidates, were the men who
fought for the ticket from top to
bottom. The diversion of a portion of
the Republican vote to Mr. Sibley, for
j Congress, carried with it the defeat of
| the local county ticket. The Quay and
i anti-Quay contention was not an issue
in the Congressional contest but the
I anti-Quay Prohibition vote was cast
! for the Democratic candidates for As
| sembly as well as against Hon. C. W.
Stone and the rest of the ticket. Had
the Republicans who voted for Mr.
! Sibley for Congress, voted the balance
of the Republican ticket it would have
i been elected, and the State ticket
| would have a good plurality in the
■ county. The thing to do however, is
for all the Republicans to get together.
There isn't any use in "crying over
| spilled milk."—Franklin Citizen-Press,
Plows for Sale.
1 have ten South Bend Plows for
( sale, at a bargain. Having rented my
; farm 1 desire to dispose of them. They
1 are all new and the best in the world.
Emporium, Pa., 37-tf.
For Sale.
Pair of light Bob Sleighs, two bodies
—ono for pleasure and one for work,
j Single or double. Good as new. Will
sell cheap, or exchange for hay.
I Emporium, Pa., Nov. 22,1898. -39-tt.
NO. 40.