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THE CAMERON COUNTY PRESS.
ESTABLISHED BY C. B. GOULD, MARCH, 1866
B. W. GREEN,
A business relating to estate, collections, real
estates, Orphan's Court and general law businest
will receive prompt attention. 42-ly.
J. C. JOHNSON. J. P. MCNARNEY,
JOHNSON & McNARNEY,
Will give prompt attention to all busiuess en
rusted tothem. 16-ly.
Collections promptly attended to. Real estate
and pension claim agent,
35-ly. Emporium, Pa.
F. D. LEST.
To LAND OWNERS AND OTHERS IN CAMKRON AND
I have numerous calls for hemlock and hard
wood timber lands, also stumpago&c., and parties
desiring either to buy or sell will do well to call
on me. F. D. I.I'.KT.
WM. MCGEE, PROPRIETOR
Having again taken possession of this old and
popular bouse 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 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.
n027-lyr WM. McDONALD.
ST. CHARLES HOTEL,
THOS. J. LYSETT, PROPRIETOR,
Near Buffalo Depot, Emporium, Pa.
This new and commodious hotel is now opened
forthe 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. Out of town
scholars will be given dates at my rooms in this
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Office over Taggart's Drug Store, Emporium, Pa.
Gas and otner local anaesthetics ad-
TTTiTrSS 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
IS LOCATED IN THE CORNER STORE.
At Fourth and Chestnut Sts.,
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LUCK IS 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. 1800 will be your lucky year
if you purchase of Dodson.
Active men to sell tea, coffee, spice?
and baking powder to families. Liberal
commission allowed. Apply to Grand
Union Tea Co., 33 W. Long Ave., Du-
Bois, Pa. 17-3t
Oil route, known as Emporium Oi'
Company. Inquire of
J. R. FETTER,
47-2t Emporium, Pa.
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* SATURDAY liain during (he morning, probably* clearing during afternoon SI'XI)A Y Probably fair and cold.
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We hava been inaugurated Governor of the greatest stationery store in Cameron county. The splendid response which comes in answer to our an
\... _ iTniin j mn*\s """"cement of a January thaw in prices, must be accepted as highly complimentary to us, as well as to the quality, quantity and variety of our stock
JN A (7 KAIr j5 3 and also as evidence that the prices are satisfactory. Therefore the people goto Lloyd's, the store is new—the goods are new—the prices are new—the w
S 111 fl UU U llil 1 Jul tJ S Arm is old, und it is to be trusted. We are determined to make these mid-winter months as if they were the height of the seasons. Although we had a f\|
fx. 3 J January thaw last week, but novertheles-i you should keep in mirnl that the grass and flowers are still snugged away under the snow, the corn, the qfK
▲ wheat and grain family liavn' a thought of peeking out of the gr iind a-; yet—but its harvest time at Lloyd's, its a time of upheaval of stock and U
of disorganized prices and we are t>o7ernor of it. Q
Fourth Street. EI. vS. IXOYD. v
Card of Thanks.
We desire to extend our sincere
thanks and gratitude to those friends
and neighbors who so kindly assisted
us during the late illness and death of
our beloved husband and father, I. A.
MRS. I. A. HIRSCH AND FAMILY,
Had Been There Before.
It may be interesting to many of our
citizens to know that three of the four
men convicted of burglary at the last
term of court, were quickly identified
by the keeper of the Western Peni
tentiary as having been former in
mates of that institution. One of them
having been released from the Peni
tentiary only six months prior to his
last arrest and conviction.
Saturday's Wind Storm.
Last Saturday afternoon EmpdHum
was visited by one of the most severe
windstorms in years and for a time it
looked as though one of Mark Twain's
"Wahoo Zephers" had struck the
place. Late in the afternoon the wind
subsided, the only serious damage re
sulting from the gale was the blowing
1 down of the large iron smoke stack
j at the tannery and the tearing loose of
the weather vane from the steeple of
the M. E. Church.
We clip the following from the
Renovo Record, of Friday, Jan. 13tli:
j "A telegram was received from Harris
burg, Wednesday, announcing the
pardon of Charles Cleary, who has
been serving a life sentence in the
the Western Penitentiary, for the
murder of Philip Paul in this place
about ten years ago. Cleary was
about nineteen years old at the time
!of the commission of the crime. He is
expected to arrive here to-day."
Statement of W.N. Y. & I*. Ry. for
At an annual meeting of the stock
holders of the W. N. Y. & P. railroad
held in Philadelphia on Monday, the
old board of managers, with President
Samuel C. DeCoursey at the head,
were re-elected. President DeConr
sey's report for 1898 showed a decreaso
in the earnings of the road. The
figures follow: Gross earnings, $1,695,-'
708, a decrease of $151,026 from 1897;
net earnings, $550, 359, a decrease of
187,369. In 1898 there was an outlay
of $60,490 in improvements.
Section Foreman's Report.
' Altoona Republican.
A railroad section foreman recently
sent in the following unique account
of an accident: "MacWhorter's bull
sthruck at the long siding by No. 4
and killed. We found him alongside
the thrack and he was not quite dead
then. I borrowed a gun and shot him
three times, killing him "again."
Dennis Sullivan then sthruck him an-1
other blow 011 the head with a pick 1
and finished him. The bull is now
"Signed, M. DONNIVAN."
New Ruling 011 Board Bill Jumpers.
Judge Simonton, of Dauphin county,
has defined what constitutes the charge
of defrauding a boarding house keeper.
W. E. Mutzelbaugli was before the
court on that charge. The defendent,
it was testified, had no baggage in his
possession when he became a boarder
at the establishment. Judge Simonton
decided that as he had no baggage
j when he became a boarder, his offense
; was not a criminal one, and had no
; right to be brought up in a criminal
1 court. The judge instructed the jury
! to the effect that to come into a crim
; inal court, a boarding house keeper
must have evidence that a defrauding
patron had baggage and sneaked it
1 away from the house.
' At the Musical College, Freeburg,
- Snyder county, Pa., none but the best
methods are used, so 1 hat to-day it is
recognized as one of the foremost
schools of music in the country. $33
I will pay lor a term of six weeks, in
struction and board. Spring term will
begin May 8. For catalogues address,
46-4t HENRY B. MOYER,
"Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable."— WEßSTEß.
EMPORIUM PA., THURSDAY, .JANUARY 10,1800.
(leneral Herrill Dead.
Gen. Jesse Merrill, a prominent at
torney, and well known throughout
Pennsylvania, died at Lock Haven
Saturday night. He had been in fail
ing health for some months. During
the civil war he enlisted in Company
D, Seventh Pennsylvania Reserves,
and was detailed for duty in the signal
service corps. In 1862 he organized
the signal service army of Ohio, of
which he took command shortly after.
He also served on the staff's of Generals
Buell, Rosecrans and Thomas. In 1871
he was appointed by Governor Geary
Major General of the National Guard
of Pennsylvania. While serving in
the latter position he had charge of the
Eleventh Division, which was called
out to quell the Williamsport riots in
1872. —Renovo News. Gen. Merrill
was well known in Cameron county,
having practiced in our courts for the
past fifteen years and during which
time he had acquired a deservedly
popular reputation as an able lawyer
and counselor, and was considered by
those who knew him as one who pos
sessed all the instincts of a true gen
tleman. His large circle of friends and
acquaintances in this county will be
pained to learn of his taking off.
On Thursday evening, Jan. 12, about
two hundred Sir Knights and Lady
Maccabees and friends assembled at
their hall to witness the installation of
the officers of Gladioli Hive and Good
Sir Knight Coin., C. L. Butler, hav
ing called order introduced Sir Knight
W. E. Blaney, Gt. R. K., who acted as
installing officer for the Sir Knights.
Lady Housler, Past Com. of Gladioli
Hive, acting for the Ladies.
The Lady Guards then executed the
L. O. T. M. drill in a manner that won
frequent applause A pleasing feature
of the drill was the explanation of its
letters by Nellie Swartz, who was
dressed in the colors of the order.
Lady EUa Ilacket presided at the
organ. A dialogue and several recita
tions were then delivered, after which
Mr. Blaney made some very interest
ing remarks 011 the growth of the
order and the good work done the
past year, it being the banner year of
both Hive and Tent. The ladies then
served refreshments, after which a
beautiful silk quilt was raffled off,
which netted the ladies a neat sum.
Emporium has some busy "bees."
The following is the report of the
Sterling Run Grammar School for tiie
month beginning Dec. 8, 1898, and
ending Jan. 11, 1899:
Whole attendance, males, 33; fe
males, 13; total 26. Average atten
dance, males, 11; females, 11; total, 22.
Per cent, of attendance, males 85; fe
males, 92. Following are the pupils
who were present every day during
James I-'urlong, Lous Whiting,
Irvin Hart, Pearl Marsh,
Blanche Kissel, Lora Keefe,
Grace Devi in#.
Visitors—Mr. John Chapman, Supt.
Miss Mattie Collins, Mr. Arthur Wylie,
Miss May Darrin.
I). B. PETERSON. Priii.
Report of Sterling Primary School
for month ending Jan. 11. Those in
regular attendance during the month
John Kissel. Grant Hart.
George Keefe, Harley Newkirk,
Irven Newkirk, Lola ilart,
Frances Summerson, Gladys Keefe,
Uelia Gilmarten, Harry Whiting.
Wallace Whiting, Lucy Fitzgerald,
Total number enrolled, 29.
Visitors:—Miss Collins, Miss Carrie
Munsell, A. S. Wylie, Prof. I). B.
GENENIEVE FRANK, Teacher.
To any person having an account at
; our store, please call and settle at once
as we are going to leave Emporium.
! 41-tf JOHN J. SOBLE.
j Don't fail to visit our store every
day. There's a bargain waiting you.
The offering next Sunday morning,
January 22d, will be for Foreign Mis
The Reading Room Open for Ladies.
The Emporium Free Reading Room
will be open hereafter on Saturdays
from one to five o'clock, for the pur
pose of giving an opportunity to the
ladies to consult the reference library.
Mrs. Hitchcock will be in charge of the
room at these hours.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church
will serve an oyster supper at the
home of Mrs. R. C. Dodson, on Thurs
day evening, Jan. 19, 1899. Oysters
J served in all styles. Supper, 25 cents.
The ladies of Emmanuel Church
choir will give an oyster supper at the
home of Mrs. Wm. 11. Howard, on
Wednesday evening, Jan. 25th. Supper
The University Association.
On Monday evening, Jan. 23, the
subject for study will be English Liter
ature from the Conquest to Elizabeth
(Syllabus No 6, pp. 397-413). The
following topics are included: From
the Conquest to Chaucer; The Age of
Chaucer; Langland, Wycliff and "Sir
John Mandeville;" The Imitators of
Chaucer; Popular Ballads; The English
Facts About ihe New Year.
The calendar for 1899 gives the fol
lowing facts: Washington's birthday
comes on Wednesday, and memorial
Day and July 4, will be celebrated on
Tuesdays. Christmas will come on
Monday, Ash Wednesday 011 February
15. Shrove Sunday is March 31, and
Easter on April 2. The new Congress
men will assume their prerogatives on
Saturday, March 4. May day is to be
on Monday. The year ends with a
Death of an Aged Lady.
After a lingering illness of several
weeks, Mrs. Mary Chandler passed
away at theliome of her daughter, Mrs.
Aaron Sweetman, in Rich Valley, last
Sunday morning at nine o'clock, aged
The deceased, with her husband,
came to this country in an early day,
locating near the head of North Creek,
where she reared a family of four
children and has had the privilege of
seeing them grow to manhood and
womanhood to comfort and care for
her in her declining years.
From her youth upward she always
strived to lead an exemplary christian
life and died strong in the faith. The
funeral was held from the Rich Valley
church, Tuesday afternoon, and was
largely attended, Rev. Readett ofliciat
Local Institute Announcement.
The teachers of Sterling Run have
arranged for a local institute Jan. 21,
1899. All persons interested in educa
tion are cordially invited to attend.
The committee has made every effort
to produce a good program and every
thing is being done to make the visit
of teachers to our town a pleasant one.
The subjects have been selected to
bear upon the things that are found in
the every day work of the teachers
and we especially request the presence
of the teachers throughout the county.
I—Devotional1 —Devotional Exercises, - Rev. Piper
2 —Address of Welcome, Rev. Ebersole
3 —Song, by Institute.
4—Helps, - - Mr. John C. Hart
s—Geography,s—Geography, Supt. Miss Mattie Collins
6—History, - - Mr. B. G. Woodward
7 —The Teacher, - Miss Ethel Devling
10—Observations in the Reading Class,
Miss Minnie Brooks.
11—How to Prevent Tardiness,
Miss Helen Van Valkenberg.
Institute opens promptly at 10:30.
D. B. PETERSON, Chairman.
Wo are closing out our stock of fleece
I lined underwear, at cut rate prices.
The Republican electors of Shippen
township will assemble at the Court
House, Emporium, on Saturday, Jan.
28, 1899, to nominate candidates
for township offices. Polls will be
open from two to four o'clock.
B. L. SPENCE,
GEO. VAN WERT,
JOHN W. LEWIS,
The Republicans of the West Ward
! are requested to meet at the Council
I Room, Saturday evening, January 28,
[ 1899, for the purpose of nominating
j candidates for the various ward offices
j and elect three delegates to the Bor
ongh Convention. Polls to be open
from 7:00 to 8:00 o'clock.
The Republican electors of the Mid
dle Ward will meet at the Council
Room Saturday evening, Jan. 28, 1899
for the purpose of nominating candi
dates for the several ward offices and
the election of three delegates to the
Borough Convention. Polls to be
open from 7:00 to 8:00 o'clock.
The Republican electors of the East
Ward are requested to meet at the
Hose House, in said Ward, Saturday
evening, Jan. 28, 1899 for the purpose
of nominating candidates for the
several Ward offices and elect three
delegates to the Borough Convention.
Polls to be open from 7:00 to 8:00
The Emporium Borough Republican
Convention will convene in the City
Hall, Monday evening, Jan. 30th, 1899
at 8:00 o'clock for the purpose of nomi
nating candidates for the offices and
transact such other business as may
properly come before the Convention.
Last Thursday evening the sad in
telligence was received here of the
death of Miss Huldah C. Freeman, who
succumbed to a complication of dis
eases at the home of her sister at
Otsego, Mich., on the afternoon of the
Miss Freeman was the (laughter of
the late Judge Seneca Freeman and
wife, who were among the pioneers of
Cameron county, coming here with
the Earls, Chadwicks, Sizers and others
when this country was a howling wil
Notwithstanding the limited advan
tages for education which the early
settlers of this section were subjected
to, Miss Freeman acquired many
scholarly attainments, being consid
ered a highly cultured and well read
lady, and retaining to her last days a
clear, sound memory of the events of
her childhood. The deceased resided
on the Portage, since the death of her
parents, on what is known as the "old
Freeman place" but removed to
Otsego, with her sister, Miss Pamelia,
about four months ago. The exact
date of her birth could not be learned
at this writing, but as near as can bo
ascertained she was in lier seventy
Fountain City, Ind.
The lecture Saturday night by Prof.
Byron W. King was the finest thing
ever witnessed in Fountain City. The
"Chariot Race," from Ben Hur, was
simply grand beyond description, and
every one in the house was in the act
of raising to their feet to witness the
final crash of the charioters. His rendi
tion of "Pard" and "Rough," a death
scene in a mining camp, was so real
istic that every listener was affected to
j tears, and one could almost see the
I gleam of sunshine that came across
■ the vision of the dying man as in his
; crude way he told of mother and child
' hood's home." At the Court House,
| Emporium, Pa., Saturday evening,
j Feb. 4, 1899.
Father Lenahan isNoHore.
Word was received here Tuesday of
; the death of Father Lenahan, which
i occurred at his home at New Haven,
; Conn., on Wednesday, Jan. 11th.
The reverend gentleman served as
i pastor of St. Marks Church, at this
place, for about two weeks during the
month of August, 1898, and made many
] warm friends during his short stay
here. He was a victim of that ever
fatal disease, diabetes, and when he
felt its deadly symptoms fastening
; upon him ho relinquished his duties as
pastor and retired to the home of his
childhood to spend his last hours. The
1 funeral was held on Friday, the 13th.
TERMS: $2.00 —$1.50 IN- ADVANCE
Oyßteru nerved in the most appetiz
! ing styles at Mrs. R. C. Dodson's, this
■ A nice assortment of men's fine dress
■ gloves, as well as a varied line
: of heavy working and driving gloves,
now displayed at N. Seger's.
j You wouldn't have caught that heavy
; cold, which developed in a case of grip
j had you worn some of our fleece-lined
| underwear. N SEGKR's.
Don't forget that the ladies of the
Presbyterian church give one of their
popular oyster suppers at the home ot
Mrs. R. C. Dodson, 011 Fifth street,
this Thursday evening.
An oflicial of the P. & E. remarked
j a few days ago that never in the his
| tory of the road had business at this
| season of the year been as large aR it is
j at present. This refers also (o the
j passenger business.
A lady from Eagloville was immersed
in the Bald Eagle creek Sunday even
ing, Jan. 4th, with the mercury at five
degrees above zero and the slush ice
freezing solid in the creek, and eight
inches of snow on the ground.
There will be three eclipses of the
sun in 1899, and two of the moon, viz:
Partial eclipse of the sun, Jan. 11 and
June 7; annular eclipse of the sun, Dec.
2; total eclipse of the moon, June 23;
partial eclipse of the moon, Dec. IG.
The only eclipse which can be observed
here is the last mentioned.
Just twenty-one years ago Charles
and Albert Lowell of East Hiram, were
plowing when Albert lost his silver
watch and was unable to find it. This
fall Charles was again plowing the
same field, when ho turned out the
same watch as bright as when last seen,
with the crystal unbroken, but the
works rusted.-Coudersport Enterprise.
A conductor making his rounds on a
car running from Union to Bingham
ton, the other day, was offered a five
dollar bill in payment for a fare by a
young lady holding a small baby in
her arms, the conductor Inquired if she
had anything smaller, when the young
lady replied that she had not as she
had only been married a year.—Cherry
The Pottstown News says that a
Phoenixville young man advertised for
a wife, under an assumed name, and
his sister answered the advertisement,
also under an assumed name. The.
photographs were exchanged and now
the young man thinks there is no balm
in advestisements, and the oid people
feel pretty hard to have two fools in
It is reported that a new oil field has
been discovered at Scio, Allegheny
County, N. Y., and the Standard Oil
Company is said to have offered lease
holders §60,000 for options on 2,500
acres of land. The excitement in this
new oil-field exceeds that at Gaines,
and the town has quadrupled in popu
lation within a month.—"VVellsboro
An order of much interest to pen
sioners of the government has been
issued by the Postoffice Department.
It is to the effect that postmasters of
money-order offices may cash pension
checks from money-order funds. The
order states that it is not intended to
apply to large cities, where these checks
may be readily cashed through banks,
"and, while post-masters at the larger
money-order offices may also cash such
checks as an accommodation to pen
sioners, those who present checks at
such offices may he requested to have
them thereafter cashed through banks
as heretofore "
Attended the Inauguration.
The following enthusiastic Republi
cans from Emporium and vicinity
helped to swell the throng at Ilarris
burg and witness the Inauguration of
I Gov. W. A. Stone on Tuesday: Chas
I Seger, B. W. Green, A. C. Blum, P. A
Hill, C. J. Goodnough, Wm. Auchu, H
H. Mullin and Wife, W. R Sizer. Dan'
Downey, Sr., Michael Dolan and Fritz
They all report pleasant weather,
big parade, largest crowd ever present
|at the State capitol and a grand
glorious time, Owing to the over
crowded condition of the hotels. Blum
I and Hill were obliged to room in an
I empty box car.
Byron King at Court Mouse, Saturday
Evening, Feb'y. 4, 1890.
j N. B. No extra charge for Dyspep
| tics! No rebate given when an auditor
faints from laughter. Positively nc
j extra charge for benefits received.
Come all and sit in the sunshine o
good humor and mirth. Be good, b«
• happy, bo eood-natured, be sympa
j thetic, and the ways of life will be
| smoother and brighter.
BYHON \V. KINO.