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THE CAMERON COUNTY PRESS.
ESTABLISHED BY C. B. GOULD, MARCH, 1866.
B. W. OREEN,
A business relating to estate, collections, real
estates. Orphan's Court and general law business
will receive prompt attention. 42-ly. ;
J. C. JOHNSON. J. P. MCNARNBY,
JOHNSON & McNARNEY,
ATTO R N EYB-AT- LAW,
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.
F. D. LEET.
To LAND OWNERS AND OTHERS IN CAMERON AND
I have numerous calls for hemlock and hard
wood timber lands, also stum page &c M ami parties
desiring either to buy or sell will do well to call
on me. F. D. LEET.
WM. MCGEE, PRO PHI ETOK
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.
THE NOVELTY RESTAURANT,
(Opposite Post Office,)
WILLIAM MCDONALD, Proprietor.
I take pleasure in informing the public that 112 j
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, t
n027-lyr Wm. McDONALD.
ST. CHARLES HOTEL.
THOS. J. LYSETT, PROPRIETOR,
Near Buffalo Depot, Emporium, Pa.
This new and commodious hotel is now opened
fortlie accommodation of the public. New in all
its appointments, every attention will be paid to
the guests patronizing this hotel. 27-17-ly
PIANO, HARMONY AND THEORY,
Scholars taught either at my home on Sixth
street or at the homes of the pupils. Outoftown
scholars will in given dates my rooms in this
F. C. RIECK, 1). 1). 8.,
Office over Taggart's Drug Store, Emporium, Pa.
Gas and other local anaesthetics ad-
for the painless extraction j
SPEClALTY:—Preservation of natural teeth, in- j
eluding Crown and Bridge Work.
I will visit Driftwood the first Tuesday, and '
Sinnemahoning the third Wednesday of each
F.MPORII'JI, I* A.
IS LOCATED IN THE CORNER STORE.
At Fourth and Chestnut Sts.,
LUCK 15 YOURS.
You carry your luck with you. You
are lucky indeed to have the privilege
of dealing with us. Our customers set !
in the midst of good fortune and have a
tight hold upon it. Once they have
found us they cling to us the year
through. 1899 will be your lucky year
if you purchase of Dodson.
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Miss Edna Adams, one of Rich
Valley's bright little Misses celebrated
the eighth anniversary of her birth, by
giving a party to several of her little
friends last Saturday afternoon. They
all enjoyed themselves immensely and
in the evening elegant refreshments
were served. Miss Edna was the re
cipient of many pretty remembrances
as tokens of esteem from her young
; Lloyd's long P v &n<je foreeast of the We&ther FOR i
FRIDAY, - l'air and coMer.
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* r<AArl MAiminrf I ■[sh r,' 7 • ' ts,,u^ st( dollars a,ulceuts. This store has had the best Christ, nas-in Hock and service rendered. This store has had ft
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* < ( P'aced upon the out pouring of holiday custom for which we had to care for. Emporium wouldbedullwitho.it Lloyd's store. The store is yoors to enioyTT
* try oi.V prices PU : I, ' CttSUr ° BrOUW,> for 11 " * BafC Ht ° rC l ° S " eml '»• * Safe rt " re '« '»«"«>• "P«»> "°»<«- »'• "-auso our prices promises the longes ft
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Death of an Old Resident.
' Another of Cameron county's pion
-1 eer citizens has joined the great ma
! jority and in this issue we are called
upon to chronicle the passing away of
! one who for the past forty years has
known no other home than a humble
i cottage located near the head of Rich
, Valley, and whose personality is well
known to every citizen, young or old,
I in this end of the county.
' On Monday afternoon, Dec 26th,
Samuel Fowler the subject of this
i sketch went to a neighbor's house for
] the purpose of borrowing a saw with
; which to cut some wood, and for the
last time was seen to enter the woods
at a point on the Rich Valley road
above Isaac Lewis' place. Late in the
afternoon of the following day an old
neighbor Elias Barton while on his
way home discovered the lifeless re
mains of Mr. Fowler lying on the
south side of the E. & R V. R.R., track
at the foot of a steep embankment not
j far from the road where he was last
seen to enter.
\ Coroner Baker was summoned and
after holding an inquest the jury ren
dered a verdict to the effect that the
deceased came to his death by falling
down a steep embankment and break
! ing his neck, while in an epileptic fit,
; which he was often subject to.
The funeral was held on Thursday
Rev. Reddett officiating. The re
mains were followed to their last rest
place in the Rich Valley cemetery, by
a large concourse of friends and neigh
| As near as can be ascertained Mr.
, Fowler was in his 66th year.
Large Sale of Hardwood Lumber.
The Emporium Lumber Co., of
Keating Summit, has recently pur
chased all the hardwood lumber con
j tained in the yard of C. B. Howard &
! Co., at this place. The purchase com
prises nearly all the cherry, ash, pop
lar and basswood sawed by C. B.
Howard & Co., during the past year
and will aggregate over fitly carloads.
The Emporium Lumber Co., make a
specialty of hardwoods and their trade
has attained such proportions that they
are obliged to secure stocks of hard
woods from other mills in order to
supply the increasing demand.
In order to give our readers an idea
of the prosperous and gratifying re
sults arising from the present adminis
tration we quote the following brief
( status furnished us by Manager W. L.
For the nine months ending Nov.
30, 1898, the shipments of this com
pany exceeded those of the correspond
ing nine months of 1897 by fifty per
| cent, and the shipments for the month
1 of December, 1898, are in excess of
those for the corresponding month of
' 1897 by over sixty per cent.
Truly the calamity howler and false
prophets are full of wind and the word
is not in them.
University Association Notice.
The local centre will, meet on Mon
day evening, Jan. 9th, at 8:0(1 p. m., in
the basement of the Baptist Church,
j I'or the purpose of organizing, prepara
tory to taking up the second year's
J. M. ROBERTSON, Pres.
Regular meeting Borough Council, January
i 2d, 18!)'.).
j Present: .Messrs. Balconi, Day, Strayer, Burns,
flacket and Warner.
Absent: Messrs. Burke, Lloyd and l'almer.
Minutes of last meeting read and approved.
Committee appointed to <!ral't ordinance was
| On motion of Mr. Balconi, seconded bv Mr.
, Oay, the following bills were ordered paid :
j C. B. Howard & Co., lumber $ I 02
Emporium Machine Co., per Invoice IS 52
i I>. C. Hayes, hauling hose cart to tire 3 00
| O. W. O'lJell, drying hose 1 oo
j Chas. Jones, do do 100
: Samuel Parker, work on streets 1 X0
: H. L. Hacket. do do 2 45
j Frank Babcock, do do 1 13
| A. Murry, do do J 50
I James Farrel. do do 150
j John Welch, do do 78
I Wm. Snyder, do do 38
John Blinz.ler, do do 50
| Henry Robinson, do do 1 50
James Haviland, Street Commissioner,.... 35 00
1 Report of the Borough Treasurer read and
| placed 011 file.
112 On motion the Council then adjourned.
C. J. OOODNOUGH, Sec.
"Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable."— WEßSTEß.
EMPORIUM PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 5,1899.
Fire Department fleeting.
We have been informed by the Sec'y
of the Emporium Fire Department that
an election will be held in the City
Hall 011 Tuesday evening, Jan. 10th,
for the purpose of choosing a Chief
and subordinate officers to serve for
the ensuing year.
All firemen are requested to be
present at this meeting as it is one of
the most important of the year.
While practicing at a target 011 Mon
day, Dec. 27th, "Dick" Moore receiv
ed a bullet wound 011 the third finger
of his right hand which resulted
in the splintering of the midde joint of
that member and otherwise inflicting a
painful laceration of the llesli.
Fortunately for "Dick" that the ac
cident was not of graver consequence
for he is yet able to greet his friends
with a pleasant smile and hopes to
sling ink at his accustomed place at the
P. R. R. freight depot in a few days.
Maps for Ready Reference.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway Co., has just issued in con
venient form for household, library and
school reference, an atlas of seven
colored maps of the world, the United
States and our new possessi 11 sin the
Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, together
with an amount of valuable informa
tion connected therewith—all up to
date. This atlas will be sent free to
any address on receipt of six cents in
Apply to Geo. H. Heaftord, General
Passenger Agent, Old Colony Building,
Chicago, or to JOIIII R. Pott, District
Passenger Agent, Williamsport, Pa.
Big l-'ire at Cialeton.
At 4:30 Monday morning Galeton
was visited by one of the most disas
trous conflagrations ever known in its
history. The fire broke out in the
Kelly building and in a few minutes
the entire block consisting of the
Spiero & Barkus store, Commercial
Hotel, Eimer Hardware store and the
buildings owned by Wm. Egler, Jas.
Kelly and Wm. Nelson,was a seething
mass of flames Prompt and vigorous
action 011 the part of the volunteer fire
department saved the remaining part
of the business section from total de
But meagre details of the fire can be
obtained at this writing, consequently
we are unable to give the respective,
estimated losses and insurance.
As to LaOrippe.
In speaking of the methods of treat
ing the grip Dr. Lee, secretary of the
state board of health, says that people
should give into the disease and not
insist in fighting it off. With the first
chill it is well to remain indoors and
avoid draughts and exposure. If the
disease grows worse, a physician should
be called in without hesitation Con
valescents should remain indoors until
all danger is passed. Grip leaves the
system in a weakened condition and it
is easy for grip sufferers to contract
pneumonia, bronchitis and kindred
diseases. Complications must be
closely guarded against To keep
warm, dry and clean is a good rule to
Dr. John B. Cosby, 0110 of New
York's health commissioners, declares
that grip is both contagious and in
fectious. This means that it is com
municable from one person to another
by contract; that the breath may carry
it from one to another; that hidden in
fluences may cause it, and that the
filthy condition of the streets may
start it in its deadly work.
"Influenza, or grip," the doctor's
statement reads, are infectious and
contagious diseases, due to the influ
enza bacillus. In cases of influenza or
grip, this organism is present in all
the sections of the nose, throat and
bronchial tubes. The disease is trans
mitted from person to person through
the taking in of these organisms, either
from direct contact or after the se
cretions have been dried and pulver
ized and inhaled in the form of dust.
Christmas Tree at Emmanuel Church.
The Episcopal Sunday school held
their Xmas festival in the church build
ing at 5:00 o'clock Christmas eve. The
services under the personal charge ot
the Rector Mr. Robertson were very
interesting and though intended es
pecially for the children were appar
ently enjoyed equally by the older
part of the congregation.
The Ladies Guild from part of the
proceeds of their Dairy Maids Conven
tion last month provided the ample
stock of presents for the young folks
and even the choir. The Rector and
themselves seemed to be well remem •
During an intermission in the sing
ing of the carols, Mr. Howard tried to
explain some of the Christmas joy to
the little ones as follows:
MR. HOWARD'S ADDHESS.
I want to tell the little folks some
thing, I think they ought to remember
at Xmas time and always: Some
weeks ago when a few of you came to
church on Thanksgiving Day, I told
you I was surprised and sorry, but I
guessed you did not know any better.
Now 1 did not mean that you did not
know anything or could not learn
anything, but I meant that you did not
| understand that it was for your own
j good, as well as for God's glory, that
| you should do as President McKinley
i asked you to do. He said that all the
I people should lay aside their work and
their play and goto the same church
that they went to 011 Sundays, and
join in the service of public thanksgiv
ing to God, so that all the world would
know that they were a God-fearing,
God-loving, God-serving and God
thanking people. Now 1898 years ago
or about 1900 years ago—Jesus Christ
was born in Bethlehen of Judea in the
hills of Palestine and the angels sang
"Glory to God in the highest, and on
earth, Peace, good will to men." That
means love, that Jesus Christ was born
to teach love. "Glory to God," that
love to God. Good will to men,
tnat means love to all your neighbors
and to everybody in the world. Now
I want to ask these little folks in front
of me on this side: "Don't you feel
better when you like your father and
mother?" Yes? why of course you do.
The only way to learn to like and
love them is to get close to them, and
to ask them questions about what they
are doing, and why they do it that
way, and if they think you will ever
be big enough to do things as well as
they do. And when you climb up into
their laps, you are happy. Ido not
mean that you are happy first, be
cause sometimes you are crying. But
just as soon as you climb up and feel
that you are close to them, you begin
to feel happy, don't you? Now do
you know that is the way you ought
to do with God ? That is what I want
ed to tell you. That is what the Sun
day school is for. That is what we
have the Christmas tree for; that God
is your Father, and that His Son Jesus
Christ came to tell us that God wants
us to be happy, and gives us all the
good things in this world to make us
happy. When you come to Sunday
school your teacher asks you how old
you are, and have you been baptized.
That means did your mother ever take
you to tiie minister and have him pour
some water 011 your head, and mark a
cross 011 your forehead, to show you
that God is your Father and that you
belong to liim. And the minister tells
your mother that God loves you, and
that you should learn the Apostles'
Creed, and the Lord's Prayer, and the
Ten Commandments, and all about
God in the Bible; and that she should
bring you to the church to hear the
bible read and explained, so that you
should learn to know your Father in
Heaven and like him. Now when you
get larger and are confirmed, the Bishop
will tell you to come to the Holy Com
munion and to draw closer to God in
your hearts at the Lord's Supper; but
you do not need to wait until you are
old to get close to God and to like Him.
A little boy can like bis mother just as
well as a big boy can; and a little boy
can get close to God, and talk to him
in his prayers, and learn to like Ilim
just as well as a big boy or man can.
A few years ago T had a little boy,
and I liked him, and he liked me, and
he liked his mother. He died when he
was five years old, but he was not too
young to like God too. At night be
fore he went to bed, he said that little
prayer, "Now I lay me down, &e."
and when he got up in the morning,
he said another little prayer some
thing like this: "Lord bless me and
keep me all day; bless papa and mama
and make me love thee and love thy
service and to love everybody else in
the world for Christ's sake. Amen.
And sometimes when he would climb
up into our laps, we would tell him
God was a thousand times better and
nicer than we were; that God made
the apples and hickory nuts, and he
liked apples and hickory nuts, and
that God made the bread and butter
and everything that he ate, and made
it turn into blood in his stomach, and
then made the blood turn into muscles
and bones in his firms and legs so
lie could run and play, and into his
eyes so he could see, and into his
mouth so he hollow, and he liked to
hollow; and so he thought God was
pretty near as good as we were. And
when he was sick, he was not afraid to
die, because he liked God, and he
knew God would take care of him.
Day before yesterday God brought an
other little baby up to our house for
a Christmas present for us to take care
of, and God made it a real live baby,
with real flesh and bones in its .arms
and legs. It can open its eyes and eat
and cry, and make its lingers go.
And we are going to ask God to let us
keep her. And we will be nice to her
and get her to like us, and when she
gets older, tell her how God is, and
try to get her to like God too; because
that is the best way to make her happy.
Now that is what I want to tell you,
that Jesus Christ was born on Christ
mas day to tell us that the best way to
be happy is to love God, and to love
everybody else in the world. Now I
want to say to that too, and all the big
folks can join you in saying: "The
best way to be happy is to love God
and everybody else in the world."
After the candles 011 the tret) had
burned out and the presents all hand
ed around several more carols were
sung and the congregation were dis
missed with a box of candy and a
merry Christmas to each other.
The marriage of Miss Nellie C. Me-
Gloin, the oldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank McGloin, oftbis place, and
Mr. Edward J. Govern, of Kittanning,
took place at St. Leo's Roman Catholic
church, Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock
and was performed by the resident
priest, Rev. M. Meagher.
The wedding was very quiet, some
of the ceremony which usually accom
panies weddings in the Roman Catho
lic church being omitted by reason of
a rule of that church which does not
permit other than the simple marriage
during seasons of Advent and Lent.
The bride was neatly and becomingly
attired in a traveling costume and the
groom wore the conventional black.
They were accompanied to the altar
rail by Miss Maine and Mr. Frank
McGloin, sister and brother of the
bride, all. four having previously re
tired to the confessional in accordance
with the custom of the church.
The solemn words which pronounced
the young people man and wife were
heard by a few of the intimate friends
of the bride and groom and members
of the church who had assembled to at
tend the mass which was held imme
diately after the wedding.
A wedding breakfast was served at
the residence of the brides parents at
which only the officiating priest and
the immediate relatives of the bride
and groom Were present.
The 10:56 train 011 the B. R. & P.
railway carried the newly wedded
couple north for a tour of the northern
part of the state and points of interest
in New York and around the lakes, re
turning through Ohio to Kittanning,
where they will be "at home" after
January 15, 1899, at the Alexander
Both Mr. and Mrs. Govern have a
host of friends in this place who join
with the Elk Democrat in extending
congratulations and well wishes for
their future happiness.—Ridgwav
Tke mother of the bride is an old
Emporium girl and will be remembered
by many of our older citizens as Miss
Clothing Sale at Driftwood.
John J. Soble, the wide awake
clothing man desires to announce to
the people of Driftwood and vicinity
that for the period of one week he will
offer for sale at the above place, a com
plete line of men's and boys furnish
ings, at prices below cost.
TERMS: #2.00 —§1.50 IN ADVAXCK.
One of those delightful homo affairs
that mark the epochs in the history of
a happy married life and stand out 011
life s calender as a pleasant memory to
ever remind us that life in worth living,
was celebrated at the home of Joseph
Newton and wife on Friday, Dee. 30th.
The above date being the twenty
fifth anniversary of the marriage of
Mr. Newton and wife, they had invited
a number of their friend;* into help
them celebrate so important an occa
sion in a fitting and appropriate man
ner. Gueets began to arrive in the
afternoon and at an early hour in the
evening over fifty friends and neigh
bors were assembled in the spacious
parlor arid drawing room of the family
residence on West Allegany avenue.
The evening was passed in a most
pleasing and agreeable manner and
after having partaken of elegant re
freshments and wishing their host and
hostess the pleasure of celebrating
many more anniversaries, the guests
bade them a fair "Good-night" and re
paired to their respective homes. Mr.
and Mrs. Newton received many hand
some remembrances of their silver an
Senator Quay Endorsed.
The joint caucus of Republican Sen
ators and Representatives met at
Harrisburg Tuesday evening to nom
inate a candidate for United States
Senator, 103 of the 1(54 being present.
Senator Quay received 98 votes when,
upon motion of Senator Magee, his
nomination was made unanimous.
This leaves Senator Quay nineteen
votes short of an election, yet a num
ber of voters were absent from the
caucus who will give Senator Quay
their support whon the election takes
place on the 17th. The Quay people
arc positive of their ability to gain the
lifteen or sixteen votes needed and the
Senator feels perfectly easy.
Of course the anti-Quay element
clutch at the last straw and talk of
combination with the Democrats, hop
ing thereby to elect an independent,
or any old thing to defeat Quay.
Senator Quay carried a majority ofthe
caucus and he will be fleeted on the
A Painful Hunting Accident
While in the act of trying to force a
loaded cartridge into a shot gun, last
Thursday morning, James Dolan, Jr.,
of Rich Valley met with a painful ac
cident that might have been the means
of costing him his eye sight.
It seems young Dolan was trying i-o
drive a cartridge into the breech of
the gun using a large jack knife as a
hammer and while pounding the shell
the percussion cap exploded, discharg
ing the contents of the cartridge and
expelling the shell irom the breech of
the gun with terriflic force. The shell
struck Dolan a glancing blow in the
face causing a slight flesh wound and
burning him quite severely about the
New Receiver Appointed.
As we goto press we learn that JB.
W. Green, Esq., has been appointed
Receiver of the Mankey Furniture Co..
in place of Wm. Howard, of Williams
port, who found it necessary to relax
the cares and duties incident to the
holding of such an office, on account
of failing health.
It is needless for us to comment on
the appointment of Mr. Green, by the
court; suffice to say that under his
careful management our citizens, as
well as the employees ofthe Company,
may rest assured that the business
will be conducted only under such
methods as are conducive of the best
On Christmas day, Mrs. Larrabee's
class of young ladies, in the M. E.
Sunday School, instead of teacher and
scholars giving each other presents
they united their money, talent and
good will, to remember a dozen or
more of the old people of our town,
and the old people appreciated such
remembrances,coming from those who
are young in body and spirit. They
also remembered the reading room by
dropping an envelope in the box in
Amnion A. Prowant, of Emporium
and Miss Mary Connerton, of Drift
wood, wore united in the holy bonds of
matrimony by Rev .T J. Gormlov at
the parochial residence on Ninth street
yesterday. The groom is a gentleman
well and favorably known in Cameron
county and the bride is a lady highly
esteemed by a wide circle of friends in
Driftwood and Renovo. She is a sister
of Mr 3 . T \ Concidine ant! the
wedding breakfast was served at the
Commercial Hotel yesterday.—Renovo