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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 business
will receive prompt attention. 42-ly,
J. C. JOHNSON. J. P. MCNARNEY,
JOHNSON & McNARNEY,
Will give prompt attention to all business en
rusted to them. 16-ly.
Collections promptly attended to. Real estate
and pension claim ageut,
35-ly. Emporium, Pa.
V. 1). LEET.
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW and INSURANCE AG'T.
To LAND OWNERS AND OTHERS IN CAMERON AND
I have numerous calls for hemlock and hard
wood timber lands, also stumpage&c., and parties
desiring either to buy or sell will do well to call
on me. F. D. LEET.
WM. McGEE, PROPRIETOR
Having again taken possession of this old and
popular house I solicit a share of the public pat
ronage. The house is newly furnishedand is one
uf 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
for the 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 oftown
scholars will be given dates at my rooms in this
F. C. RIECK, D. D. S„
Office over Taggart's Drug Store, Emporium, Pa.
Gas and other local anaesthetics ad
isii-rtd for the painless extraction
SPECIALTY:- Preservation of natural teeth, in
cluding Crown and Bridge Work.
I will visit Driftwood the first Tuesday, and 1
Sinnemahoning the third Wednesday of each
R. C. DODSON,
IS LOCATED IN THE CORNER STORE.
At Fourth and Chestnut Sts.,
For The Grip.
THIS IS THE SEASON
when La (jrippe forces itself
on people all over the country.
The wise thing to do is to prepare for
it—to avoid it. We have the simple
but effective remedies, which, if taken
in time, will ward off the malady, or
jure it if it has already taken hold of
you. A wise person will keep these
remedies in the house.
\ DODSON'S PHARHACY,
Cor. Fourth and Chestnut Sts.
to Buy Cheap )
( IS AT 112
( J. F. PARSONS. )
; Lloyd's I.onij f(&ncje forecast of the We&tber FOB em lnd i vicinity ♦
FRIDAY, - Fair a. ul colder and continued cold until Sunday.
SATURDAY Fair but cloudy, slightly warmer. SUNDAY, probably fair.
Accordi hk to the legend, St. Valentine was beheaded on Feb. 11, A. I)., U7O, at Rome, under Claudius. The old notion wai that birds began to W
*r tt 1 j< couple on that day, and hence arose the custom of young persons of both sexes choosing each other as "valentines 11 for the ensuing year by a epecies of
> Yftlir Va PminP )> lr,ttory ' ttnd " rse " (lin « lovc missives to eachother. We are willing and anxious to be chosen your valentine for the enduing year, and the best love V
S A UUi I tllullllliu.s missive that a very large number of people could send to the stationer and newsdealer would be to send their cheek to pay their small bills, the number U
) J J aml "mount of these bills is altogether larger than auy one would imagine not familiar with the facts. They cripple more than one small establish- Q
j He | () s,. s <; per cent, on all amounts not paid to him, he loses 6 per cent on the goods he buys, because he cannot buv at an advantage. Send us 'V
> J" 1 " ,OVe miSi : ,V ? i an " w,; , w " s<tn '' yo " 11 !" vl ' "'issive receipt. Next Tuesday is St. Valentine's Day and I, the man at the open door, to be your valentine, for the ensuing year. We U
. bave a new selection of comic \alentines for the funny boy* and girls and very line ones for the one you will make your valentine for life.
£ Fourth Street. M. S. L.I„0 YD.
■pecß&x£^&ioesfc3sc *cspocs3oos. 112.
Regular meeting borough council, Feb. 6th,
Present: Messrs. Palmer, Hacket, Balcom,
Strayer, Lloyd, Burns, Burke and Warner.
Absent: Mr. Day,
Minutes of last meeting read and approved.
Jos. Kinsler was present and after taking an
oath in the usual form it was ordered that he be
refunded $2 dog tax, '9B.
The committee appointed to draft ordinance
Upon motion by Mr. Balcom, seconded by Mr.
Lloyd, the following bills were ordered paid:
R. B. Wheaton, drying hose $1 00
George Kemplier, drying hose 1 00
Al. Murry, work on streets 3 00
I Thos. Smith, do do 6 38
Wm. Snyder, do do 1 50
John Welsh, do do 1 50
Jas. Farrel, do do 150
Jas. Bailey, do do 338
H. Robinson, do do 1 50
John Blinzler, hauling cinders 3 00
I Samuel Parker, shoveling snow 3 86
The report of Borough Treasurer was read and
ordered placed on file,
i Moved by Mr. Strayer, seconded by Mr. Bal
| com, that Chief of Fire Department be autlior
ized to purchase 300 feet of hose. Carried.
Moved by Mr. Balcom, seconded by Mr. Lloyd,
that Chief of Fire Department and Councilman
U. A. Palmer, be authorized to purchase one
three gallon chemical tank for fire purposes.
Moved by Mr. Balcom, seconded bv Mr. Lloyd,
that the matter of telephones tor Fire Depart
ment be laid over. Carried.
Moved by Mr. Balcom, seconded by Mr. Lloyd, i
that Emporium Water Company be notified that i
until the fire plug at junction of Allegheny i
Avenue and Third street be placed In an effective
condition, the Council would refuse to pay for ,
the same. Carried.
On motion by Mr. Balcom. seconded by Mr. ■
Strayer, the report of Chief of Fire Department
was received and placed on file.
On motion by Mr. Balcom, seconded by Mr.
Lloyd, the election of oflicers of Fire Department i
Moved by Mr. Balcom. seconded by Mr.
Strayer, that bell in East Ward hose house be
repaired by Chief of Fire Department. Carried.
R. If. Hirsch appeared anil made oath in usual
form and was exonerated from payment of dot
tax for 189S.
Moved by Mr. Strayer, seconded by Mr. fiurke,
that the Medicine show playing at the rink, be
given a licenseat rate 0f|2.50 per night. Carried.
On motion the Council then adjourned.
C. JAY GOODNOUGH.
Slick Swindlers Caught.
The forger St. John and his companion, who
have been victimizing some of the merchants of
Cameron and Elk counties, were arrested at
Bradford Friday afternoon. Besides the SSO
forged on Fred McVicker, of Driftwood, St. John
made free use of the name of Robert Cochran,
the Caledonia hotel man and lumberman.
Mr. Cochran has a good commercial ratingand
as for years done considerable banking at the
Elk county bank, Ridgway, facts which the
forgers seemed to know. Two checks, one for
$-13 and another for f6O were presented at the
Ridgway bank for payment which were at once
recognized by the cashier as forgeries; aud a
third, drawn for $35, was presented at Johnson
burg. They are all evidently the work of the
The Ridgway Star of Saturday says that
A. Canfman, of the ttrm of Caufman and
Sillraan, was one of the losers by the
forger St. John. An overcoat, valued at $5
and cash to the amount of $26 represents the
clever swindling game at the above mentioned
dry goods and clothing house. A check for s3l
bearing the signature of Robert Cochran was
passed by the smooth gentlemen of saintly name
on Mr. Caufman.
Various other business places in Ridgway were
visited by St. Jonn and his pal, but so far as
known at present the local losers are S. E,
Bowenn, Jacob Butterfoss and Cauimati Ac Sil
man, whose losses will aggregate over $!00.
At Johnsonburg the clever rascals attempted
unsuccessfully to have a $37 check cashed at
Mr. Harvey's store.
Mr. Oarry H. Mason was buried to-day in the
Pinestreet cemetery, one mile south of Sterling
Kun. Deceased was a son of John Mason, of
Gibson township, was born March 25th, 1861 and
died Feb. 3, 1899, aged 37 year.-', 10 months and 8
days and leaves a wife and one child to mourn
his loss. He had been a great sulferer troiu a
complication of diseases and went to a hospital
in Philadelphia, to undergo an operation, and
never recovered from its effects. The friends
directed that lie should be prepared for burial
and sent back to Sterling linn, arriving on the
mail train at 10 o'clock, p. m., everything being
in readiness at Messiah's church. The funeral
services were conducted by the writer assisted by
the choir who very sweetly rendered the music
ol the pieces entitled, "Gathering Home,"
"Asleep in Jesus." "We shall Sleep but not For
ever," "Beckoning Hand." Our prayer is that all
who were present may enjoy the desire expressed
in the text used on the occasion when the Lord
shall see lit to end their probationary time. "Let
me die the death of the righteous and let my
last end be like his."—Numbers 23-10.
Sterling Run, Pa., Feb. 6th, 1899.
Russell & Niver have taken the con
tract to drill a well on the Portage
and already commenced to haul their
machinery to the lease. The first well
is located on the Lucore farm, near the
old Emporium Oil Company's well
that was drilled thirty years ago. Mr.
Rogers, who holds the leases, is confi
dent that he will strike the pool. All
aboard for Sizerville.
Lumberman can come many miles to
purchase their clothing and save money
at N. Seger's.
"Liberty and Union, One aud Inseparable."— WEßSTEß
EMPORIUM PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9,1890.
The Senatorial Situation.
Editor Press: —
The Senatorial situation at Harris
burp has simply resolved itself into
this; shall the majority or the minority
control ? I have voted the Republican
ticket for, lo! these many years, and
always thought the party ptood for
majority rule, but it seems that Martin,
Flinn and a tew others think differ
ently. Is it possible that 1 have been
mistaken all these years, and that the
party stands for minority rule? If so
I do'not care to longer act with the
same, as I have strong convictions in
regard to this and cannot think other
wise than that the majority should
rule. The anti-Quay element in the
party never tire in telling of the arbi
trary rule and corruption of "Boss"
Quay. Now 1 want to say that I have
known Senator Quay for many years,
and the anti-Quay people of this county
for some time, and that I never knew
Senator Quay to be guilty of the con
tent ptable, disreputable and damnable
politics of the anti-Quay politicians of
this county. Let me cite you the fol
lowing: There has not been a delegate
elected to a Republican county con
vention from this borough within the
last four years who lias not been
elected by the aid of Democratic votes.
And yet they claim to be so pure and
good. Oh, consistency; thou art a
Strains of sweet music are ringing
Through the Keystone State:
Politicians are warbling.
Melodies up to date.
Songs of McGinty who foundered,
Songs of McCloskey thrown down;
Songs of the Harrisburg circus,
All around the town.
Flinn's among the performers,
Hear him twang the string;
J.ike a master he renders—
"Take; Oh. take this ring!"
Hound him gather admirers,
Taking in the fun;
And as he plays
l.ound is their piaise.
While the dance goes on.
On, the elegant music!
Oh, the witching strains!
Oh, the wind and the brass, too,
Grinding out refrains!
But though Flinn and his chums
Are joyous every one,
Vengence is ripe.
Ready to swipe;
While the dance goes on.
Martin is King of the revels -
King for a .single night.
Hilly and he dance together,
'Tis an enchanting sight;
Henchmen Hock round 'em admiring,
Fealty the rounders vow;
Tributes of homage they garner,
They 're the dandies now.
Heads like sixty are spelling,
(Somebody get the gun >.
Davy and Hilly
Both are silly.
While the dance goes on.
Refrain -Oh, the elegant music, etc.
Matthew in silence at Washington,
Watches the fun and smiles;
Knows all the arts of the dancers,
Knows all their tricks and wiles.
Ruin to him they have promised—
Ruin and wreck and woe.
Yet the old man never quavers,
Hut laughs at Martin & Co.
He has an axe that is trusty,
He has a falchion keen;
He has a following sturdy. I
And a well oiled machine.
Watch for the crash 011 the morrow;
Jobbersand cheats 'twill stun;
Quay has the grip.
Won't let it slip;
While the dance goes on.
Refrain—Oh, the elegant music, etc.
Driftwood, Pa., Feb. 7th, lfi»9.
Hon. C. A. Mayer Urged for Judge of
the Supreme Court.
The many friends in this judicial
district of Hon. C. A. Mayer, and
especially in Lock Haven, are urging
him to become a candidate for Judge
of the Supreme Court. A number of
candidates for the Democratic nomina
tion have been mentioned, but none
of them are better qualified for the
position than lion. C. A. Mayer. He
i.-; recognized asone of the ablest jurists
in the State and his long service as
circuit Judge well fits him for the posi
tion of Judge of the Supreme Court.
He is well known throughout the State
and should he decide to allow his name
to be used in connection with the
nomination, will undoubtedly be a
lie has just entered upon his fourth
term as President Judge ofthis district,
a fact that proves his popularity, both
as a citizen and a judge, in his district
The Democratic party will find few
better qualified, or stronger candidates
for the position than Judge Charles A.
Mayer, of Clinton county. —Lock
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.
For Sale or Rent.
_ I desire to sell my farm, located near
Emporium, composed of 175 acres
cleared and under cultivation. Good
barn, stock and a well established milk
route. Will rent to right party.
49-4t L. G. COOK.
Chapter of Accidents.
BROKE A RIB.
While making a professional call oti
Whittemore Hill, last Friday night, Dr.
R. P. Heilman met with peculiar acci
dent that resulted in breaking one of
his "floating ribs" in two places, and
how he escaped meeting instant death
or being maimed for life is nothing
short of a miracle.
It seems that the Doctor had been
summoned that evening to attend Mrs.
Geo. Baxter, who was suffering from a
stroke of paralysis, and arrived at her
home at the above mentioned place
about nine-thirty in the evening.
Driving over to the barn for the pur
pose of tieing his horse he attempted to
open the double doors but found them
frozen fast. The approach to these
doors is over a small wooden bridge,
erected at a distance of about ten feet
j above the ground and in trying to open
j the doors he took a position on the
j edge of the bridge, grasped the corner
| of the barn with his left hand and the
handle of the door with his right, and
pulling on the door with ail his might
ho lost his hold on the door and
swung around over the edge of the
' bridge, falling backwards onto a pile
1 of planks below, breaking one of his
ribs as before stated.
After recovering from the flr3t shock
of the fall he got up and went over to
the Baxter place, compounded a pre
scription for his patient and drove
home, a distance of three and one-half
miles, in a cold, drizzling rain, arriv
ing here at midnight, wholly ignorant
in the meantime as to the seriousness
of his injury. At first it was thought
the doctor was suffering from paralysis
of the bowels, but at present writing he
is getting along nicely and we hope to
see him 011 his feet in a short time. Dr.
Bard well is attending him.
THROWN FROM A SLEIGH.
Last Saturday John J. Soble accom
panied by his sister Etta, were out en
joying a sleigh ride When rounding
the corner of Fifth street and Wood
land Avenue the ice caused the sleigh
to slide, upsetting and throwing the
occupants with great force onto the
ice. Miss Soble was siighly bruised
above the left eye, while Mr. Soble was
severely injured, being cut in several
places on the forehead, a deep gash in
the cheek, two fingers sprained and
otherwise bruised. The injured man
was carried to a neighbor's house until
medical aid could be summoned. News
of the accident soon reahed the central
portion of the town and Dr. Baker
soon responded, dressed the injured
man and caused him to be removed to
Mr. Soble is confined to his bed, suf
fering great pain in the head. He had
a severe shake-up and Dr. Bardwell,
who is now attending him, informs us
that he does not apprehend any serious
results, although the patient is suffer
ing severe pain.
CAUGHT IN THE PLANER.
Last Friday, Chas. Jones, the nine
teen year old son of B. E. Jones,
engineer on W. N. Y. & P. R. R., at
this place, met with a painful accident
at the Mankey Furniture Co.'s works.
The young man was working at the
buzz-planer, when he caught his left
hand in the knives. He was quickly
taken to the office of Dr. Bardwell,
where it was found that partial ampu
tation of the three first fingers was
necessary The young man stood the
operation nicely and is improving as
rapidly as can bo expected.
FELL FROM LADDER.
James Johnson, who resides on West
Fifth street, met with a painful acci
dent last week. While doing some
work on his barn, the ladder upon
which he was standing tipped over,
Mr Johnson striking his back on the
same. He has suffered severely and is
confined to his bed.
Reliable salesmen to sell the best
specialty ever placed on the market
Staple article and ready seller, afford
ing a large profit. There is a steady
and increasing demand for it in every
section of the country. No samples
50-6t Cleveland, O.
Home-made mince meat, sausage
and pure lard, will always be found of
best quality. Made to please.
A new addition to our stock, is
choice hand packed tomatoes for fry
ing. These are fine goods.
Special,this week, Pettijohn's Break
fast Food. 12c package. Every article
that leaves our store must be as repre
Great coats, just the thing for stormy
weather, at N. Seger's old stand.
A local institute has ever been a
source of interest and benefit to the
citizens and the teachers of the pub
lic schools of Cameron county, but we
believe we are only voicing the senti
ment of all who were present at the
session held last Saturday, in the
Columbian High School building,
when we say that this institute far
surpassed anything of its kind ever held
in Emporium, not only in size of atten
dance and breadth of topics discussed
but also in the unique variety of sub
jects presented for the consideration
of the teachers and patrons, as well as
the deep interest in school matters it
awakened in the minds of all those
fortunate enough to attend.
The morning program opened with
devotional exercises by Rev. Robt.
McCaslin and was followed by Prof. F.
C. Cassidy, the able Supt. of Fox
township schools, Elk county, who
held the undivided attention of his
auditors for over forty minutes, while
he delivered a carefully prepared dis
course on the "Characteristics of Good
"What Can be Done with a Piece of
Paper," was next shown to the au
dience by a Kindergarten Drill,exlr ut
ed by Miss Larrabee's class, in which
the little folks made a decided hit and
won a hearty round of applause. Mr.
Chester Hockley then favored the as
semblage with a violin solo, rendering
it in an excellent manner and demon
strating to his friends that he possesses
the true artistic touch of the violinists
of the old school. Prin. B. Q. Wood
ward, of Driftwood, handled the topic
.assigned to him, i.e. "The Force of
Habit," very creditably in a fifty min
utes talk, after which the High School
Chorus gave one of their selections.
The rest of the morning session was
taken up by Dr. Byron W. King, of
Pittsburg, who delighted his audience
in his easy, natural way of entertain
ing, 011 the subject of" "Laws of Ex
At 1:30 p. m.the afternoon session
opened with a song by the male quar
tette. Prof. J. J. Lynch, Supt. of
Spring Creek township schools, Elk
county, was then introduced to the
audience and delivered a masterly ad
dress, replete with enobling senti
ments and deep thought, taking as his
theme "Teaching for Character," in
which he gave the parent, teacher and
scholar ample food for reflection as
well as instilling into their minds
motives for loftier ideals and aims.
At the conclusion of his address Miss
McCrea's Primary class covered them
selves with honor by giving an exhi
bition of reading by the Fundenburg
method. They were followed by the
Misses Auehu and Leet with a piano
number that elicited much applause.
Perhaps the most important topic
considered during the day, was"The
Needs of the School," which was thor
oughly discussed from three points of
view. Mr. Josiali Howard opened
the discussion with a clear, lucid state
ment bearing directly 011 the question
from a business man's opinion, in
which he presented many novel ideas
for the thoughtful consideration of the
teachers and showing the practicability j
of applying such plans to the work
now established in our public schools.
Mr. Howard's address was well receiv
ed and gained the approbation of all
his hearers. This same question from
a superintendent's and teacher's point
of view was well taken care of by Prof
J. W. Sweeney, Supt. Elk county and
A. L. L. Suhrie, of St. Marys and the I
efficient manner in which they acquit
ted themselves proved that they had j
given the matter much careful thought
A talk on Language and it's use by l
Dr Byron W. King and a song by the |
High School Chorus concluded the ;
Half past seven o'clock in the even- I
ing found the auditorium of the Court j
House packed to the doors with an ap- j
preciative audience who had assembled j
there for the purpose of being enter- I
tained by Dr. Byron W. King, and in
this expectancy they were not disap
pointed, for that master of the art of
elocution and prince of entertainers
captivated and enraptured his audience
from the start, riveting the attention
of everybody until nine thirty, when
he bade them "good night" and re
paired to the depot in time take train
No. 4, for Harrisburg.
Outside of the earnest co-operation j
of those who were on the program, we
believe in placing the credit for the j
magnificent success of the institute on '
our own Prof. H. F. Slander, who la- !
bored so zealously to carry out his ad
vanced ideas for the conducting of a |
local institute, the primary end being j
the betterment of our schools and high- |
er education, in which object he j
has been eminently successful.
The following teachers and edu
cators attended, including the several j
Emporium principals and instructors: |
Co. Supt. J. W. Sweeney, Elk county; Principal |
J. J. Lynch, Portland Mills; Principal I". C. '
Cassidy, Dagus; Principal A. L. Suhrie, Maggie j
Hutsch, Mamie Mcßiide, Maggie Gieck. SI.
Marys, Pa,; Principal I). W. Morrison, Westport;
Principal J. W. Elliott, Kenovo: Elmer Bur- |
lingame, Sizerville; Miss Duflenbach, Miss Hull,
Miss MclCean, Miss Stevens, Miss Derr, Uenovo,
Pa.; Miss MatticCollins, Co. Supt., Emma N'efcy, i
Sue Stutenrotli. Driftwood; Arthur Wylie, Gib- I
son township; Principal ,I.C. Hart, Evangeline j
Brooks, Siunemahoning; Principal I>. 11. Peter
son, Sterling Hun; Hattie Russel, Sizerville. All
the teachers in Shippen township and Emporium
borough were present.
The following directorors were present: E, C.
Davison. John D. Logan, Bernard Egan, Empo- !
rium. The Shippen township directors adjourned j
its meetings at the Warner House and attended I
in a body. Following is the personnel of the i
board: N. S. Cutler, George Van Wert, 1). L. I
Spence, I. H. Leggett, E. H. Marshall, Frank i
TERMS: $2.00 —$1.50 IN ADVANCE
These cold days you must keep warm
| and you can do so for little money bv
j calling at N. Seger's.
j Don't forget that the Hamilton Hose
j dance takes place next Monday even
| ing. Secure your tickets now.
I' or white, cream and colored tablings
and damask napkins, towels and tow
elings, go the D. E. Olmsted's
DR. BULL'S Cough Syrup cures croup.
It has saved the life of many a child.
Mothers, keep this medicine always on
baud; it will save you many restless
moments. Price 25 cents,
j I'or art work linens, both plain and
I stamped, and for Heminway's em
: broidery silks, which for smoothness
and evenness pleases everybody using
I them, goto D. E. Olmsted's, near Odd
| Fellows' Hall, Emporium, Pa.
| Messrs. Foley Bros., of Olean, N. Y.,
j have just completed a contract with H.
A. Jamison, of Warren, Pa , for the
erection of a monument to be placed in
the coming spring, which will be the
largest in Warren county.—Warren
We are informed that a number of
East Ward citizens have filed nomina
tion papers for L. K. Huntington for
school director, in the interest of good
schools. What is the trouble in the
East Ward ?
The undersigned desires a few steady
borders, either by the day or week.
MRS. B. COYLE.
Rud. Knauer's March "Manila" Two-
Step is said to bo one of the best
marches ever written. Over 1,000
orchestras throughout the country are
now playing it. ft is published for
piano and organ by POPULAR MUSIC
Co., Innianapolis, Ind.
Please convey to those kind friends
and neighbors who so kindly minister
ed and comforted our mother during
her illness and for the many acts of
sympathy after death.
HENBY ZWALD AND FAMILY.
An Old Settler Dies.
James Logue, of the East Fork, died
last Monday, aged 78 years, from a
complication of diseases. He moved
to the East Fork about 50 years ago,
and has lived to see a dense wilder
ness transformed into a prosperous
farming and lumbering community.
He was very fond of hunting and trap
A Girl's Chance of riarriage.
A painstaking statistician has figured
out "The American Girl's Changes of
Marriage," and will present his con
clusions in the March issue of The
Ladies' Home Journal. He has dis
covered that in some States a girl's
opportunities are much greater than in
others, and that in America they are
greater than in many countries of the
An Able Superintendent.
One of the most pleasing and enter
taining instructors present at the local
institute, last Saturday, was Prof. J.
W. Sweeney, of Ridgway, Superin
tendent of the Elk county schools. His
talk on"The Needs of the Schools,"
from a director's standpoint, was very
interesting and judging from the ad
vanced line of thought followed by him,
Mr. Sweeney must be a power in the
Elk county schools He never fails to
please an Emporium audience and we
hope to have the pleasure of listening
to him again, in the near future.
Mr. Harry M. Fry, who left Empo
rium about a year ago for New Mexico,
we are pleased to hear is prospering in
his new western home. The following
testimonial shows how he is held in hi 3
RATON, N. M., Feb. Ist, 1899.
To Whom it May Concern:
This Is to certify that the bearer, Mr. H. M.
Fry, is one of the most accomplished, trustworthy
and honorable business men in Raton, N. M.
As undertaker, having performed a most sad
duty for us, we are most grateful. In the burial
of our little one, we were unable to see to it our
selves, owing to the nature of the disease, and in
leaving everything to Mr. Fry, he did the best
that could possibly be done in every respect.
He is highly recommended in Haton, and as
one who embalms, his diploma speaks for
Hoping this may be a source of good in Mr.
Fry's business, we remain.
MR. AND MRS. A. W. AVERS.
Mrs. Lena Zwald, aged 58years, died
at the family residence ou Tannery
Hill, last Thursday. The funeral took
place last .Saturday, Rev. McCaslin.
ofliciating. The children have the
sympathy of our citizens in the death
of a devoted mother.
Garrett H. Mason died in a Philadel
phia hospital, last Thursday. His re
mains were brought to Sterling Run
Tuesday morning, the funeral taking
place same day at Advent church, Rev!
Ebersolo officiating. The funeral was
very largely attended. Deceased had
been a great sufferer for two or three
years. He was thirty-nine years old.
THIBAULT. —On Thursday, Jan. 26th
1899, CORINE, daughter of Archie and
Mary Thibault, aged eighteen months.
The funeral was held from the Catholic
church, the following Saturday. Rev.
Father Downey conducting the servi
The afflicted parents return their
thanks to those kind friends and neigh
bors for the sympathy and kindnesp