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THE CAMERON, COUNTY PRESS.
ESTABLISHED BY C. B. GOULD, MARCH, 1866.
On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Henry
H. Mullin, assisted by Miss May Gould,
entertained several lady friends at a
progessive whist, in the PRESS Block
Parlors. The rooms were tastefully
deoorated in hearts and cupids, in
keeping with Valentine Day. Follow
ing the cards an elaborate five course
luncheon was served at The Warner,
covers being laid for forty-six. Prizes
were awarded as follows: Mrs. E. E.
Forbes, first prize; Misses Nina Bryan
and Nellie Huntley, being tie in their
score, each were given prizes. The
consolation prizes were awarded to
Mrs. A. C. Blum and Miss Minnie
Baurgelt. Following were the invited
guests: Mesdames G. F. Balcom, Geo.
P. Janes, T. F. Moore, W. W. VVeiman,
W. H. Howard, Laura Bryan, Leon R.
Felt, Robert B. Warner, ft. S. Lloyd.
E. D. White, Chas. Seger, Lizzie
Hinkle, Geo. J. Smutz, Frank Shives,
T. H. Williams, Guy S. Felt, Fred N.
Seger, James Wright, Geo. Metzger,
Jr., J. D. Logan, Alton Housler, R. H.
Hirsch, I. K. Hockley, F. G. Judd, E-
E. Forbes, Richard Kuehne, C. W.
Rishell, G. S. Allen, A. 0. Blum, J. H.
Day, Helen Metzger, B. G. Erskine, H.
W. Smith, C, E. Crandell, D. R.
Branson, Misses Nina Bryan, Alice
Montgomery, Elizabeth Ludlam, Encie
Howard, Blanche Ludlam, Grace
Walker, Minnie Baurgelt, Jettie Wiley
and Nellie Huntley.
The Gun Tax War.
While much is said and written rela
tive to the proposed measure taxing
hunters it is mighty difficult to tell just
what the people do desire. We are re
quested, by one of our readers, to pub
lish the following from the Williams
port News. "Nimrod," "Taxpayer"
and "Debse" can now tear-up the
writer. But, gentlemen have some
compassion on ye editor—make your
remarks very brief.
TIME TO ACT.
"Newspapers in this st»ta have been
discussing the proposition to license
hunters. It is proposed to charge
every man or boy who carries a gun
into the woods for the purpose of
shooting game pay a license of one
dollar a year. It is claimed by the
friends of this scheme that the money
which would be derived from this
license is needed to pay the expense of
ridding the stats of noxious animals
which destroy game. Other reasons
equally silly, are advanced in support
of the proposition, which has the in
dorsement of the secretary of the
state game commission and every city
hunter who can afford to spend sever
al weeks in the woods in the hunting
It is time now for the local hunters
who oppose this plan to make hunting
more of a luxury for the city hunters
to act iustead of talk. A bill has been
introduced in the legislature providing
for licensing hunters and unless the
rural hunters and the farmers show to
the members of the legislature that it
would be a most unjust act to pass
such a bill the measure will become a
law There are some live thousand
persons in Lycoming county, who at
least once a year go into the woods in
search of game and these would be
seriously | handicapped against the
rich city chap who is able to spend
several weeks camping in the game
It is folly to say that the great state
of Pennsylvania, with an overflowing
treasury, is in need of the paltry dollar
which would be extracted from
the hunter that it might oiler bounties
for the destruction of noxious animals.
This plea in favor of the gun lisense
is a mere subterfuge. The real pur
pase of the bill is to discourage the
local hunter and the farmer
from hunting even for one day.
Under the provisions of such a law the
farmer would have to pay a dollar
every time he wanted togo after the
real enemies of the gam* birds of the
forests and fields—hawks and the like
Strong efforts should be made to defeat
Big Hally, Good Singers, Ned (lot
This I- the program for the union
uieeting of the Chrislam young people
of Emporium si the Baptist church,
Huml ip evening. Wo start the service
at *1:30 and drop anchor at 7:15, giving
you plauty of time to reach your own
church for evening service. Come
out and limber up your throat, singing
the souk* o' /.inn. An old fashioned
Dieeting and plenty of fire. Just tin
kind of a meeting they used I > hold lu
tlie good old days of our fathers.
Houms for Kent.
I'urnis hsd rooms, single or en suite
Mr» Meth J liaukctt, over Kant Kin
poilum Post Office. ll' It,
Mas. SARA SUMMERHON-SMITH, aged
86 years, five months and 25 days,
(relict of Hon. Samuel Smith, who
died in Sept 1901), died at her resi
dence at Sterling Run, Feb. 9th, 1911.
Deceased had been in a very feeble
condition for several years, yet has
been surrounded with every comfort
and by care and watchfullness has liv
ed to this ripe old age
Mrs. Smith was born at Dunnstown,
Clinton county, Pa., Aug. 14,1824. She
moved to Sterling Run, with her par
ents, when a very small child and has
continued to reside there all these
years. She was a sister of the late
John Summerson, who died several
years ago. She is survived by three
sons and one daughter, viz: John E.
Sterling Run; M. L. Smith, Kane;
Mrs. Ogden, Marthaton, N. Y., and B.
E. Smith, Ridgway—all being present
at the funeral but Mrs. Ogden, who
was unavoidably prevented from be
The funeral took place at the M. E.
Church, Sterling Run, last Saturday
afternoon and was largely attended.
Rev. Ebersole, pastor of Messiah
church, (of which the deceased was a
consistent member most of her life),
assisted by Rev. Lehman of M. E.
.church. Funeral director Rishell had
charge of the burial. Thus passes to
her reward one of our early settlers,
highly respected for her years of
watchfulness and care. Her children
who lovingly ministered to her every
want, are to be commended for their
manifestations of love and respect.
Wellington Bubur, a former resident
of Emporium, died at the home of his
son Mr. Edward Bubur at Buffalo, N.
Y., on Tuesday afternoon. It will be
membered that Mr. Bubur had a severe
fall a few years ago, from which he
never fully recovered. The exact
cause of his death has not ascertained.
Deceased and his wife sold their Em
porium property a short time ago and
went to Buffalo to live with their son,
after having been residents of this
place for about twenty years. The
funeral will take place this (Thursday)
afternoon and interment will be made
at Buffalo. Deceased is survived by
his aged widow and son and to these
bereaved ones the PRESS joins with
their Emporium friends in extending
its sincere sympathy.
During this past week, two well
known Bishops of Pennsylvania have
departed this lifo. Last Thursday,
Bishop Whitaker, of the Episcopalian
church died and on Saturday morning,
Arch Bishop Ryan, of the Roman Cath
olic church passed away. These two
noted Bishops both died at Philadel
phia. They had been great friends for
many years and each were greatly
concerned in the welfare of the other.
"Baptist Bigotry and Intolerance"
Two of the prominent religious bod
ies of this country are in favor of the
much talked of Federation of Church
es," if everybody will believe as they
believe. The Baptist, which is the
second largest body of Protestant Re
ligious people in the U. S., numbering
nearly 6,000,000, hold to certain beliefs,
which they will not give up. Have
they any right to prevent the etahlish
ment of a unity among believers.
They claim that it is impossible for
them to merge their identity with
others. I'he cry is for unity, federa
tion. Shall we allow these two bodies,
and especially this one, to block the
great plau which men have proposed,
112 >r"a universal church. They blazen
the fact far and wide tint all who do
not believe are in error. Other de
loa'it. 'ti ins object to this Who are
the li'ptUts anyhow, and what do
they believe? Attend Hie Baptist
church Sunday evening and we will
tell you why they are called a narrow
people and wo will try and convince
you that they are right.
I,Bat Wednesday evening, February
si h or early Thursday morning, some
person or persons entered the K. J.
Kegem mill on Wood street anil stole
several sacks of hour and some fresh
etfgs. No clue has been found to trace
Theatorlum To-Night and Friday
MK. W. (I. HAIK.
We will supply you for your use on
The Greater Cull; Hank A I.auk
r.-i*anay. The Joke they played on
Bumptious Kdinfill. Police Force lu
New York city Kdisou.
For Friday .
The Tenderfoot Menseuge' -Kssauay
The Lesson Hlogruph. The Stranger
*II MUM FII.M Co.
"Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable." —WEßSTEß.
EMPORIUM, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1911.
Tax Payer Replies.
I wish to reply to a slanderous assult
upon the people of our neighborhood,
published in your paper, dated Feb.
9th, 1911, and signed "Nimrod." Mr.
"Nimrod" states that our gun tax peti
tion bears a lie upon the face of it, as
it referred to a fishing license. This
statement I regard as a premeditated
misrepresentation of the truth, as the
petition contains no reference what
ever to fish or fishermen. He also asks
why we did not publish the entire list.
In reply will say, we did not wish to
impose so long an article upon the
Editor, who has always freely given
the columns of his paper to every
honorable discussion pertaining to mat
ters politic. We regard the list as
complete, as it embraced men from all
the ordinary walks of life, except the
humon balloon, who feeds at the public
crib. Another clause in the original
part of his article calls us a lot of
"cheap skates" and intimates that we
signed this petition without any know
ledge of what it contained, or in other
words, we are a lot of illiterate non
entitle, not capable of thinking and
acting for ourselves. We are unable
to reply to this castigation tor the rea
son that neman is competent to sit in
judgment on his own sanity, therefore
we leave this question for the public.to
decide. We have only contempt for
the part of his letter which received its
birth and inspiration in the fertile
brain of some state employee, or their
hirelings, and -sent out from Harris
burg in pamphlet form hoping thus to
deceive our Representatives in the
State Legislature as the treud of public
opinion and lure them into political ob
livion by supporting this unjust meas
ure, the burden of which would rest
upon many of those who were least
able to bear it. The writer of this
article believes in law and order, when
properly appiied, but has no respect
for a law the execution of which in
vites disaster and public condemnation.
Now, if wo understand the basic prin
cipals of all law, it is the crystalizing
of public sentiment into concrete form
and enacted into statute law, thereby
giving local status to public sentiment
and truly say that there is no public
demand for any such a law as the "guu
tax" but we know that such a law
would be obnoxious to at least 90 per
cent, of our native born population.
However, we regard this whole subject
as a matter ot minor importance as
compared with the conservation of our
forests. The forest fires destroys birds,
game and thausands of acres of small
timber growth annually in which game
of all variety The homesteader
suffers great loss from the burning of
his meadows, fences, buildings etc.,
and the whole woodland country will
soon become a barrren wilderness, if
there is not something done, and done
soon, to prevent the origin and spread
ing of forest fires. We have only re
spect and praise for the manner in
which the forestry department con
ducts its official alfairs and we fully ap
preciate the magnitude and import
ance of the undertaking to reforest our
state and we wish to recommend to
this our present Legislature, that they
appropriate suflicieut funds to enable
the department of forestry to better
protect our foresN from these destruc
tive fires. In conclusion we wish to
add, that we have no personal interest
n thU controversy but feel justified in
defending ourselves when misrepre
sented, misquoted and unjustly assail
ed. A special tax of this character was
primarily responsible for the Boston
Tea Party, the clash of arms on Bunker
Hill and the suffering at Valley Forge.
It should have no place in republican
form of government. It is undemo
cratic and the creature of inonarchiul
government, where men are governed
without their consent. Class legisla
tion of this character, always promotes
social discord and almost universal
contempt for the law and its adminis
trators, creates revolutions, over
throws kingdoms anil principalities,
and leaves the heritage of an autocratic
government to our posterity, to curse
them and their generations forever,
OJTI/.KN AND TAX PAYER.
Sinnauiahoniug, Pa., Feb. 18th, 1911.
An interesting Bulletin.
The Kulletiu of Spring Term Courses
at the Clarion State Normal School has
jilsl been issued, it giv«<* in surges
tive outline the special courses in
Drawiug, Music, Agriculture, School
Management and Methods. All teach
ers and prospective teachers will lie in
(created in this Bulletin which limy he
secured by sending a postal card to the
prla« ipal, J. lieorge Becht, Clarion,
In a game that was full of hustling
from start to finish, Emporium defeat
ed Co. 11., Bth Regf. N. G. P., of Lock
Haven at opera house last Saturday
night by score of 55 to 14. Emporium
gave a fine exhibition of passing and
their game throughout shows the fine
physical condition of the players, they
being quick on their feet and fairly ac
curate in basket shooting. The score:
Emporium. Lock Haven.
Pierotti, Forward Donahue
Extine, Forward (Smith) NcNarney
Vogt, H. Centre Shoemaker
Blumle (Farrel) Guard Mader
Vogt, G. Guard Hannah
Field Goals: Pierotti, 13; Extine, 6;
H. Vogt, 6; G. Vogt, 2; Donahue, 4;
Shoemaker, 1; Mader, 2. Foul Goal:
G. Vogt, 1,
On Saturday night, Feb. 18, Empori
um will play the fastest team of the
year (Germans excepfsd) when the
strong and undefeated team of Brad
ford Y. M. C. A., will line up against
our local boys. Bradford is said to be
exceptionally fast, they having a rec
ord that reads something like our own
in defeating all teams by an extra large
score. Emporium will have to get a
hustle on if they wish to stave off de
feat, and as our boys feel confident of
winning, a battle royal can be expect
ed. Bradford has defeated Kane, Rld
red, etc., so this game should almost
be classed as a championship one to
determine who has best team in north
ern Pen na. At opera house Saturday
night. Uoual admission.
Tragic Death of Robt. H. Lightner.
News of the tragic death of R. H.
Lightner, formerly of Sinnamahoning,
which occurred in a glacier, at Stewart,
B. C., on January 14th, was received
by his brother, Mr. H. B. Lightner, of
Sinnamahoning. At first it was
thought the report was not true, but
later reports confirm the first state
ment. Deceased waß twenty-nine
yearH of age and was the son of Mr.
and and Mrs. J. W. Lightner, of Soap
Lake, Wash. , formerly of Sinnamahon
ing. He was a young man of sterling
qualities and was liked and respected
by all, being well known here, having
resided here until about five years ago,
when he left for San Francisco, Cal.
Later he went to Seattle and from there
to Alaska, where he spent one year in
the gold fields, returning to Soap Lake
to visit his parent, who, a little over a
year ago, moved from Sinnamahoning
to the above mentioned place. After
spending a short time with his parents
he went to Stewart, B. C., where he
met his his death. Following is a
clipping taken from The Portland
Canal Miner, published at Stewart, B.
C : "Suffering from the pangs of
hunger, benumbed by intense cold and
physically exhausted from the long
trip across the Bear River Glacier
while trying to make town, two land
| locators named* Matthew B. Pendray,
tof Victoria, B. C., and Robert H.
Lightner, of Soap Lake, Wash., came
tc their death last Saturday on the
trail, within a few hundred feet of help
from the cabin of Steve Switzer, a
trapper, located three miles below the
foot of the ice field. Charles Gordan,
the third member of the party, was
rescued, but is in a precarious condi
tion with botli hands and feet frozen."
The bodies of the unfortunate young
men were recovered, havingl been
found by rescuing parties and they
were shipped to their homes for inter
ment. Tlie PRESS deeply sympathizes
with the bereaved family of the late
Mr. Robert 11. Ligiitner.
John W. Vogel's Big City Minstrels.
An occassional visit of a minstrel
show is a good thing for the theatre
goer. Wearied by a continuous course
of problem plays, lurid melodramas
' and musical comedies, the stately pres
| once and sparkling conversation of the
i interlocutor appeals rest fully to him,
while the familiar quids of the end
men are hailed as old friends returning
from a long journer, and it is all very
lovely. This statement is especially
true of as good a ministrel show as
John W. Vogel's Big City Minstrels
are presenting, which comes to the
Emporium Opera House, Friday even
| iug, Eeb. 24th There is just enough
newness about it to please, aud just
enough of the old-time flavor to re
lieve It from any chargu of iconoclasm.
And the fart that the past twelve years
1 iteniiinstrated enthusiastic approval of
every item of the bill, would indicate
that John W. Vogel's aggregation has
Two drc***>r*, two white iron bed*
wo ipriug-i a ud two mattress**, all in
perft ot condition. Apply to Mr* M
I A. Rockwell, Emporium, Pa,
Stag Heart Party,
Last Thursday evening, the male
! members of the Union Friendly
Society, given at the PRESS block par
lors, by Mr. W. S. Sterner, president
of the society. Cards were played un
til eleven o'clock when the prizes of
the evening were awarded. Mr. E.
Mead Floyd captured the first prize
and Mr. Clarence Corson received the
consolation prize. The guests repair
ed to the dining parlors of Seger &
Company, where an elaborate banquet
was served. At the close of the ban
quet several impromptu speeches were
made and Prof. R. H. Edgar favored
the company with several vocal selec
tions and Mr. C. Harold Seger delight
ed the assemblage with some piano
selections. Those present were Messrs.
Max F. Balconi, W. Grier Briner,
Eugene J. Metz, Wallace M. Powell,
Russell M. McQuay, John Murray,
Allan S. Randolph, R Howard Edgar,
Frank H. Dodson, C. Harold Seger,
Clarence Carson, Arthur R. Catlin, E.
Mead Floyd, E. B. McKee, Harry
Anderson, James Murphy and Wendall
The Great Caveny Company.
The treat of a lifetime. Don't miss
thena. Opera house, Friday night.
Professor Caveny, the world's fa
Franklin Caveny, the wonderful
Marie Caveny, the prettiest soprano
soloist on the American stage.
J. Caveny, the well known cartoon-1
ist and blackboard illustrator.
The Cavenys is the bust number in
our lecture course and is guaranteed
byJaneAddams of Chicago, Richard
Mansfield, the famous actor, Henry
Watterson the writer; Senator LaFol
lette and the CAMERON COLNTY PRESS
to be the very best. The deficit from
the second and third numbers has not
yet been made up, so we ask a liberal
patronage. The Cavenys entertain
and instruct, the children enjoy them.
Like the famous castoria, they cry for
more. Children's tickets on sale at j
Lloyd's store, also at the door, 15c.
Bring them and give them a real treat.
Regular tickets 30c. Reserved seats
20c extra. Board opened Thursday
morning. There will be a rush for
seats, so come early.
John W. Vogel's Big City Minstrels.
John W. Vogel's Big City Minstrels
will be seen at the Emporium Opera
House on Friday evening, Feb. 24th.
The company is half a hundred strong
and boasts of a roster second to none.
Manager Vogel's reputation for being
a standard bearer is enough to satisfy
us that the performance will be in
keeping with the heralding. The
Radium Palace, a new and very ela- I
borate first part setting will be pre- i
sented here for the first time, and it is I
said to be the most beautiful and costly I
affair ever used by any theatrical com- i
pany in this or any other country.
Will Enter Hospital.
Miss Dorothy Nelson has resigned
her position as sales-lady in the store
of Mr. R. Kuehne, the same to take ef- i
feet on Saturday evening. Miss Nel- j
son has decided to take up the studies
of a professional nurse and will leave
for Long Brauch, N. J., on Thursday
of next week, where she will enter a
hospital to begin her work. Miss Nel
ion is a very energetic young lady and
her many friends at this place regret
her departure. The PHKSS joins with
her many friends in extending best i
wishes for a successful course.
List Sunday, February 12th was the j
102 nd anniversary of the birth of Abra- I
ham Lincoln. Yesterday, February j
15th, it was just 13 years since the '
battleship "Maine" was blown up. I
Next Wednesday, February 22nd, will
be the 179 th anniversary of the birth
of the uohle Washington.
Mrs. R. C. Dodson has secured the
services of Mr. Joseph Me.Mabon, P. I>.
R. P. formerly employed in May's
Drug store, Fourth avenue, Smithfield '
street, Pittsburg, Pa. Mr McMahon
is a graduate from the Philadelphia
School of Pharmacy and fully rejjlHter
ed, having successfully passed exami
nations before the State Hoard of
Pharmacy. He comes to Emporium
highly recommended by his former
A Bargain in Black Silk W .lists.
Black Taffeta Silk Waist*, nicely
made and of g'»o I quality, art' offered
at $2. ltt each. Tin- regular price i*
fit. oo; nun* are iti, is, 12. Itetsular
Black Silk Taffeta and Meaaliue Waists,
very handsome style*, «•■••• S»* s. .lit for
ft."*! each. SiMM from Mil.
LI. KI KMNK,
Emporium'* (Jrtatast Store. '
TERMS: $2.00 —$1.501N ADVANCE.
SATURDAY, Rain or snow.
SUNDAY, Rair or snov.
First National Bank,
At the close of business, Feb. 15, 191
Sate Deposit Boxes
Is more requisite than insurance for your v»!
uables. No amount of money can ever replace
the ancient heirlooms, valued Rifts, or rare ((eras
which you value so highly not only for their fc
trinsic value but for the memory of those wHt?
gave them. Rent one of our safe deposit bows,
for 11.50 a year and keep your valuables, afaf
your deeds, Are and life insurance policies, notes
and receipts, &c.
SI.OO Starts an Account,
3° PA,D ON SAVING BOOK
° DEPOSIT AND CHRT.F , CATES OF
DR. LEON REX FELT,
Rockwell Block, Emporium,
DR. H. W. MITCHELL,
Office over A. F. Vogt's Shoe Stori*
Emporium, Pa I2y
All Announcements under this head must b*
signed by the candidate and paid in advance ll>
FOR COUNTY TREASURER,
E. H. GREGORY,
at.,.. , Emporium, Pa.
subject to the decision of the Republican
voters at the Primary Election.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER,
O. B. TANNER, Gibson Township,
Subject to the decision of the Republicui»
voters at the Primary Election. P. O. Addres*.
ANSON O. BWARTWOOD, Emporium, Pv
Subject to the decision of the Republican elect
ors at the Primary Electiou.
JAMES W. W'YKOFF, Gibson Township
Subject to the decision of the Republican elicit
ors at the Primary Election. P. O. Address-
F r OR SUPERVISOR,'
JOSEPH STRAICH, of Shippen Twp.
Subject to the decision of the Republics
electors, at the Primary Election.
P.O. Address, Emporium, Pa.
Emporium Opera House
Friday, February 24th, 191!
JOHN W. VOGEL'S
Forming in its entirity the biggest ami
best and most complete minstrel
, in existence.
DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHERS. THE
BEST BY TEST. NEW ORIGINAL
The greatest gathering on this nlobc t> it
America s sweetest siugcrs, clever
dancers arid funn} comedians
A pew show with
CONCERT BAND OF PICKED SOLOISTS
AND GRAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Prices SI,OO, 75c, 50c and 26c.
Over one hundred members of (iladi
oli Hive, Ladies of the Maccabe«a.
gathered at their annual installation ot
officers. Miss Nellie E. Lounsberry
Great Commander for Peun'a, being
present and after installing a class OJ(
ten candidates, installed the following
officers elected for 1911:
L. Com. Deborah HOCK ley; Lieut.
Com. Ophelia Minard; K. K., Helena
M. Butler; Chaplain, Mary
Lady at-arm, Nellie Uatler; Hergt
Clara Murray; Sent,, Josephine Baton;
Pickets, I<ettio Kemarge and Isabella
Ensign; Past Com. abaont on account
of illness. The hall was beautifully
t rimmed in the colors of the order MIMI
our national colors, the latter forming
an important part In the iuit.itory
The guards attracted no little .uteu
tlon f.-r the admirable maimer in
which .they performed their parts
I-ydia Hindi assisted ax lady of Ore
mouiiM and Marion I'eurmtll itsChai
Miss I.ounabury gave a very inte.fni
ing addreiM, showing tie spleudal
work dune by Pent!'a in winning the
state penant. Hhe wai prusantad with
■ beautiful book ol poems. The usual
bampiat was servtd and mi mimmui
held, when all pri-Miit saluted tin
Ureal Com. with "Pennsylvania M
Penaa >cll," Mrs. Halle J tougher!y
>•1 for} don, Pa., was pruneut a» gut*!