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THE CAMERON COUNTY PRESS.
ESTABLISHED BY C. B. GOULD, MARCH, 1866.
Caught in the Yard.
Mr. Q. W. Metzger, station master
for the P. R. R., at Warren, passed
through our city Saturday, enroute
for York, Pa., where he will visit rela
tives and friends for a few days. Mr.
Metzger is one of the pioneer railroad
men of this country, haviug been pro
moted from fireman to engineer in 1863
and has been in railrord service 41
years. Iu May 1898 he had one leg cut
off by his engine and in April 1897 he
lost the other leg, which left him in
bad shape, but with a strong heart that
no misfortune could put down,
he secured artificial limbs and gets
about nicely and one would hardly
notice his loss if attention was not call
ed to the fact. Mr. Metzger holds a
pass on the P. R. R., dated November
1866, which is a great relic. He worked
for Andrew Carnegie before entering
the service of the railroad company
and that gentleman counts Mr. Metzger
as one of his warmest friends. The
genial veteran is a member of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
and is also prominent in many other
fraternal orders. He is well known all
along the line. The PRESS wishes him
continued years of health and happi
Miss R. L. Brink,operator at Sterling
Run, was taken suddenly ill Sunday
afternoon while on duty and at this
writing is quite ill.
Engineer Jas. Mills has been on the
sick list for some time but has again
A consignment of base ball suits,
shoes, mits, masks and bats consigned
to Thomas Law, arrived in town Mon
day. Manager Law expects to begin
practice in a few days. Mr. Carl B lair
the east end tea merchant, has been
engaged to coach the team and Charles
Jones will captain the force.
We are glad to see Agent Thomas
Gallagher back at the old stand, look
ing much improved and his many
friends wish for his continued good
Agent John Snyder of Cameron left
Monday evening for a two weeks' va
cation and will visit Philadelphia,
Atlantic City and other eastern points.
Third trick operator Bitner holds the
championship for the best ginseng
hunter in eastern Penna. He is a first
Train dispatcher Youug, of Renovo,
is taking a three day inspection trip
over the division this week. Mr.
Young is well pleased with the work
of the block system and pronounces
the Pennsy system of blocking trains
the best in the country.
The Pullman private car Etonia
with Mr. Eaton and party of Buffalo
enroute to Atlantic City, passed
through Emporium Sunday morning.
Telegrapher Clarence Johnson of
Huntley, called on friends in town
Anybody wishing garden seeds will
do well to call on yard clerk Geo.
Miss Ethel Fisher is holding the
second trick at Wistar tower for the
present. Mißs Fisher is proving to be
an efficient telegrapher and her suc
cess is assured.
Operator Sullivan while working
at Cameron has been obliged to walk
home many times on account of no
trains to take him up to the "Powder
City." iu accordance witii the ruies
and regulations he moved under regu
lar ordeis, a copy of the last one is
19-Order No. 94. Opr Sullivan, Cam
eron. Renovo, Pa , April 10th, 1911.
Opr. Sullivan will ruu extra, Cameron
to Emporium on eastward track with
rights over hand-cars, ground-hogs
wild-cats and other obstructions, look
out for rough spots on right of way.
if unable to run extra on account of
sore feet iie may walk extra under
above instructions and in panning J.N
tower and the yard master ufllcu, will
tip hiH hut to tlieopt rators, y.iidmaaler
lUid clerks, make Miitublu remarks
about the weather and tlie political
situation, continuing onto Ins humble
domicile, kiss his laiuiiy and take a
, lull tank of rolled oata and Arhuckle's
coffee and not kick about the hlgli
lost of siviug or the Mexican war, and
be darn thankful he is lis ing in the
good old town of Emporium Signed,
J. F O'l.iary. Completed by Thoo.
Geo. Beattie says;
We know •>! • youitK . »r jm|witi (,
WhwM hall it a are atrt* tly eurrwt all
With hla oil! wuullall aurka.
Ma |itliliwl a hot bo*,
A ait |wt a brmaa iu thv lujccUn
A Good Time Coming
The ladiee of the Presbyterian
t (lurch will give a home talent eulw#
tiinutMiit iu the o|iera liuiwo, Wi<di tlM
day evening, April °.Mth
Big Timber Cut.
It is stated that the Central Pennsyl
vania Lumber Company will bogin at
once to cut out 50,000,000 feet of stand
ing hemlock timber on their tract be
tween Pen field and Force, along the
Pennsylvania railroad. A crew of men
has already started into lay the switch
from the Pennsy tracks and it is ex
pected that the jobbers will shortly
start in on the actual cutting. The
logs will be hauled to the company's
mills at Williamsport where they will
be made up in lumber.
The tract that is to be cleaned up by
this operation is the last big tract of
lumber in that region; in fact it is said
to be the last one in this entire region;
The Elk TanningCompany,which own
ed a large tract in this region has about
competled their operation, and John E
Dußois tract at Hicks Run is just about
The cuttiug of this large body of
timber will give employment to a
large number of men for some time
and will make the industry lively, but
after it is gone that section will not
know the sound of the woodsman's
axe for generations.
Friday Afternoon Fire.
Last Friday afternoon, shortly after
five o'clock, the homo of Mr. George
Curtis and family, on West Sixth
street, owned by Mr. John Kelley, was
discovered to be on fire. The alarm
was quickly sounded and the Hamil
ton Hose Company responded followed
closely by the Mountaineer Hose Com
pany with the chemical wagon. The
second story of the dwelling was com
pletely destroyed, the loss being about
?200.00. The furniture and contents of
the house were moved to places of
safety. The fire is supposed to have
been started by the burning of a waste
pasket in the rear of the house and
being a frame structure it did not take
the flames long to communicate with
it. The very prompt arrival of the
Hamiltons saved surrounding build
Fred Atkinson Dead.
Mrs. W. Dean Sampson received a
telegram yesterday morning from
Arizona stating that Fred Atkinson,
her Bon by a former husband, died
Tuesday evening in a hospital at
Phoenix, after an illness of about ten
days with typhoid fever. The Masonic
order is to have charge of the burial.
Mr. Atkinson had a fine position in
the government reclamation service,
his home being near Mesa. He was 33
years of age, and leaves a widow but
no children. Mrs. Sampson visited
them about a year ago She is, of
course, much affected by the news, and
deep sympathy is felt for her.—Tunk
hannock, Pa., Republican, April 6,
Mr. Atkison was a graduate of Em
Mr. Robert Moore, fireman for the
! E I. du Pone do Nemours Powder
Company at the Climax Works, receiv
ed a message Sunday evening an
nouncing the sudden death of his
father at I'aulsboro, N. J. Mr. Moore
| left on train 12 for the above city,
, where the funeral will take place.
I Later reports say that Mr Moore's
! father is thought to have been
| a victim of foul play and that he was
j undoubtedly murd< :■ 1.
Prof. Ezra Smith, who lias just closed
a very successful term of School at
Sterling Run, while en route for his
home at Austin, stopped off and visit
ed with friends in Rick Valley over
Sunduy. On Monday evening, he.
. with a few friends, were delightfully
entertained at the home of Mr. Frank
Swesey. A varied musical programme
wan rei.dored. RHfreshiuente were
served at a late hour, after which all
departed for th*ir home* well pleased
with lln evening's entertainment.
Must be Beautiful.
Mins Pearl Metirain nl this place,
who lias ri«idwl at i>.iytnna, Florida,
fur Home mouths, semis y« editor a
lieautiful scene of that popular resort,
for which she has our thanks upon the,
occasion of an automobile parade along
the linueh. It IIIUMI be a lovely place
to pasa the winter mouths and we do
not blame our more fortuiiaiu' citizens
for hiking UJ Florida
A building at Hiuiotm.tlioiiliig,known
aa Hrooks' llail. This building coat
l*,OUil, Will he Hold for f'.'.OUU cash,
if sold within mi day* from date of ihta
notice For further particular# appi)
tii J. Ik Ligu*, Siuuamahouitig, l'i.
t April 11, lull.
"Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable." —WKßSTF.R.
EMPORIUM, PA.. THURSDAY, APRTL 13,1911.
First Annual Commencement.
The Frst Annual Commencement of
the Shippen High School will be held \
Friday evening, April 28th, at Empori
um Opera House. Following are the
graduates who will receive diplomas:
Misses Dora Bonner, Rena Housler,
Aleda Minard, Phebie Hackett and Mr.
Carl Zimmer. A speaker of promin
ence has been engaged for the even
ing. Frof. Eugene J. Metz, principal
of the school, has been untiring in his i
efforts to make this school year a sue- '
cessful one. A fine programme has !
been prepared by the members of the !
Class. No admission will be charged, i
Unaccompanied children will not be |
allowed in the bnilding during the ex- j
Clarion Normal's Appropriation, j
A bill appropriating one hundred j
and eight thousand ($108,000) dollars
to the Clarion State Normal School has J
been introduced in the Legislature, j
The bill provides: (1) for erecting a i
boys' dormitory to cost seveuty thous- J
and ($70,000) dollars; (2) for erecting, j
furnishing and equipping a gynasium j
twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars; (3)
for establishing and equipping a water !
plant ten thousand ($10,000) dollars; I
(4) for furnishing and equipping an
electric lighting plant eight thousand j
This school has had an unusual j
growth and the additional equipment j
is necessary on account of the increas
ed attendance. Within five years the '
enrollment has practically doubled.
A public meeting will be held, under
the auspices of the division of Zoo
ology of the State Department of Ag
riculture, in the orchard of F. X.
Blumle, near Emporium, on Friday,
April 14th, 1911, at one o'clock, p. m.
At this meeting lectures will be deliver
ed upon horticultural subjects with
special'reference to pest warfare, and
methods of practical orchard work
demonstrated by special agents of the
Department. Many of our citizens are
enthusiastically in tavor of an organi
zation for the extensive growing of |
fruit, believing Cameron county is ad- j
mirably adapted to apple culture.
Come out friends and learn and ask
This Beats Bradford.
Last December a man became con
vinced that life was not worth while
and he terminated his existence. He
thought that his usefulness in this
world was at an end. But in that
view of matters he was mistaken—as
he doubtless was in many of his ideas.
He was even of use aflet- his death.
Undertaker John A. Still embalmed
the corpse and is making with it a
scientific demonstration. The body is
still unburied and in a splendid state
of preservation at Still's undertaking
establishment. The body is not even
enclosed in a casket. It is covered by
a sheet and lies in a back room of the j
The corps has been treated witli ,
two kinds of preserving compounds - j
one intended to mummify, the other |
to embalm in the usual way. Desired
effects have been produced by both
processes and no more convincing il- 1
lustration can be shown of modern j
means of flesh preservation. The an-i
cient Egyptians' art of mummifying \
the dead was not so effective as the j
methods employed by modern under- I
While the Bradford undertaker may '
lie commended on the success of his t
skill as an embalmer, we have a case
in Emporium, which has excited a :
great amount of comment and wonder
ment. Three years ago last September
a teamster fell from his wagon, break
ing hi* neck. His remains were tnknn
to Hon. Geo. J. Laßar's undertaking
rooms and his relatives in Sweden
notified, who tailed to come down with
the cash for ex|>euses. The remains
continue to repose in the Laßar Mor
gue, in excellent state of preservatluu.
Scores of people call to witness the
mummified corpse. Evideuely Em j
balmer C. W. Rishell, who had charge
ofthe case, has struck the Egyptian
art. The unfortunate victim's Sweden
relatives evidently forgot their way
A Fine Monument,
A large monument of artistic doMgn
has reeeutly hnmi placed lu the New
ton cemetery Oil the lot of .Mr. ('has J.
Howard to the memory of his wife.
The wurk was furnished by Foley Hrija.
Co., mouuuicui builders of Oltao, N,
Y. This firm has just placed uver una
car load of uiouuiotuita in the vatiuus
cemeteries In this vicinity,
Huyd Fmrlck, ul ('autre county, has
accepted (lie position ot i lerk at Cuut
uieretal llutvl and entered upuw the
diai'ltargv uf tela dutiaa toiuea
highly r«* uuiuitntdmi aud appears to
t be ")uet the man fur llm plat'* "
Wlnfleld S. Shadman died on April
1, at his home at Dumont, N. J., from
a stroke of apopplexy he had sustained
three days previous, and his remains
were intered in VVoodlawn cemetery,
at Dumont. Mr Shadman was in his
sixty-first year, and left a widow.
Mr. Shadman's death is sincerely
mourned by many friends in Williams
port, for it was in this city that he
spent many years of his life, proved
himself a man of sterling character and
great kindliness, and launched out in
show and entertainment business,
which he successfully developed.
Born in Milton, which town he re
visited with his show last year, Mr.
Shadman with his family came to
Williameport in youth, and engaged
in athletic contebts of various kinds—
boxing, and especially three and six
day walking matches, which then were
high In favor. The Shadman contests
took place in the old Ulman opera
house. Later Mr. Shedman took up
training animals, especially dogs, and
at death he had one of the best troupe
of trained dogs in the country, which
he had exhibited in Mexico, various
capitols of South American state and
in widely separated parts of the coun
try, some times filling engagements
lasting for weeks. He was ably assist
ed by Mrs. Shadman, who expects to
retain the trained dog show left by
Mr. Shadman, and continue to exhibit
it at vaudeville entertainments, sum
mer theatres and as a grandstand at
traction at large fairs. Mrs. Shedman
writes that her husband left her well
provided for, with a home at Dumont
for herself, and quarters for the large
Mr. Shadman's death was a surprise
to his friends at this place where he
visited many times, being the eldest
son of the late Samuel and Mary Shad
William W 7 esley Brightman of Mc-
Millin, Washington, formerly a resi
dent of Shippen township, this county,
died Feb, 15, 1911, after an illness of
almost a year's duration, suffering
with heart trouble.
Mr. Brightman was born in Mercer
county, Pa., Oct. 18, 1844, and later be
came a resident of Cameron county.
He was married to Esther A. Chandler,
eldest daughter of John and Mary
Chandler, both deceased, and sister of
J. N. and D. N. Chandler, of Empori
um. He worked here a number of
years in the lumber woods where he
made many friends. He enlisted in
the Army of the Potomac, with 83d
PA., Volunteers, Aug. 29, 1861; served
but a short time ou account of disabili
ty; re-enlisted, Aug. 29, 1862 and serv
ed until end of the war. He was in the
battles of Winchester, Chancellors
ville and the three days at Gettysburg;
was in Libby prison six months and
eleven days, suffering there all any
one could under the circumstauces;
was discharged at New Washington,
Pa., June 2nd, 1865. He served under
Captain James L. Watson and Colonel
W. W. Strong of 121 st Pa., Volunteers,
Deceased .eaves his widow, one
daughter and live sons to mourn his
Destroyed by Fire.
-Yesterday afternoon, about three
o'clock, the residence of S. S. Hick's
located near Penn Vitrified Brick Co's
plant, Lumber Township, was tot< II;'
destroyed by lire, entailing a severe
losti to Mr. Hicks. Nothing was saved
from his home. This is the third time
Mr. Hicks' home has been burned out.
He did nut have any insurance.
Among the many friends who at
tended court we enjoyed a social cull
from J llarve Drum, ot Miunamidui u
ing, Chauucey K. Log tie,"the mighty
First Pork hunter" and Joseph Bowers,
who owns and conduct* the "Edg
comt> Farm," one of the l«nt on the
I'he ladle* of th«> Pi'esby teriau Church
will have a bread and eake sale ou
Saturday, April 14th In Parsons
I'lm ii uderatgnud otters lor sale her
household gouda at Iter home ou went
A tin* Fitter i«llt.
Iltvt ytai wcu (hat fruit egg put
up mt*K:ially fur Faster gifts?
Court convened on Monday last at
1:30 p. m., with Hon. Harry Alvan
Hall, President Judge and Associates,
Hons. Geo. J. Laßar and John A.
Wykoff presiding. J. I Hagerman
official stenographer at his desk; Fred
Yentzer Court Crier.
The following attorneys were in at
tendance: Hons, J. C. Johnson, B. W.
Green, Messrs. F. A. Johnson, J. P.
McNarney, F. D. Leet, Michael Bren
nan, W. K. Swetland, Coudersport; D.
J. Driscoll, St. Marys; E. H. Baird,
Messrs. C. F. Pitts and Henry Petit
were appointed Tip Staffs to attend to
juries during court. Mr. Riley War
ner was appointed regular Tip-Staff.
Considerable business was transact
ed, the most important being the fol
Com. vs W. A. Gill, embezzelment.
True bill. Sentenced to pay a fine of
§1 00 and undergo imprisonment in
county jail for thirty days.
Com. vs Patsy Barbour, carrying
concealed weapons. True bill. Fined
SI.OO and sixty days in jail.
Com. vs Sidney Bunce, larceny.
True bill. Sentenced to pay SI.OO and
costs and serve thirty days in jail.
Com. vs Tony Rotunda, larceny.
Fined $5 00 and costs and undergo six
months in jail.
Com.vs Marshall Patterson, larceny.
True bill. Sentence suspended.
Com. vs W. E. Summerson. Deser
tion. Sentence suspended on condi
tipn that he return to his family and
Com. vs Archie Dickinson. Burg
lary. True bill. Sentence suspended,
on payment of costs, during good be
havior, to the satisfaction of court.
Com. vs Richard Bingeman. Non
support. Bail forfeited and defendant
confined to jail.
Phoebe Ann Morse vs Fred L.Morse,
Subpoena in divorce.
Zelda Gore vs Geo. Gore. Subpoena
Bryron T. Gitchell appointed Guard
ian of William Harry Hogan.
Great Treat Coming.
"Graustark," the dramatization by
Geo. D. Baker of Geo. Barr McClutch
eon's novel of the same title, comes to
the Emporium Opera House, Wednes
day, May 3rd. This is one of the big
successes of the year.
The play teems with heart interest.
All its absorbing situations revolve
around the love affairs of the Princess
Yetive and Greefall Lorry, a wealthy,
dashing, handsome young American.
The young lover is falsely accused of
having slain a rival. His life is in
jeopardy; the Princess' throne is totter
ing, when Anguish, Lorry's artist
friend, shrewdly guesses the man and
wins a confession by running his
strong American bluff.
The abduction of a Princess, the
murder of a Prince, the escape and re
appearance of the falsely accused lover
and his final acceptance by Princess
Yetive and her people are features of
gripping interest which makes the
play so successful. It unfords a story
of a love behind a throne in a delight
ful manner, without sacrificing any of
the intense interest. Romantically in
clineu persons find the play to their
Seenically, it is a marvel of that art.
The hotel, boudoir and throne room
settings are gorgeously artistic, con
veying ideas of court splendor, whicn
are rounded out by the customes of
the players, each being exactly suited
t > the requirements of the play. Noth
ing is lacking in Hie lavish equipments
of this spectacular romautic and quite
The artists engaged in the interpre
tation ot the different charactess are
thoroughly fitted for the parts they are
portraying, each having been carefully
selected for their capabilities
"Graustark" should prove the big
gent dramatic treat of the season when
presented at the Emporium Opera
House, .May 3rd.
A Fine Machine.
The Tbeaturiuin Company will in
stall a new machine within a few days
that will enable them to run day light
pictures. The iu w uiachiue is an up
to date IHI2 model Canieragrapb.
We will have in stuck ou Friday,
April I Itll, the hm st rolled ion of Car
nations, I tost"*, Violets aud cut flowers
over abowu til town Com* early mid
get y .ur choice We put up boxes for
out of town delivery
I 4»in l lowers.
All kinds of putted plants aud cut
dowers fur Mis.
Jollll •*« lit m lips <>MI fr Mini »,
» sit Ku t < rtucu, Pi
TKRMVS: $2.00 —$1.501N ADVANCE.
FRIDAY, Rain or Snow.
SATURDAY, Rain or Snow
First National Bank,
At the close of business, April 12, 1911
In the Springtime
of youth men should sow the seed of economy
that they may enjoy the fruit therefrom during
the winter of old age. And the success of the
harvest depends upon the cultivation of the
crop—eternal vigilance in curtailing extravagant
luxuries is required.
A savings account will encourage thrift and ie
the most feasible plan for the wage earner in
building up a competency for old age.
SI.OO Starts an Account.
30 INTEREST PAID ON SAVING BOOK
o ACCOUNTS AND CERTIFICATES OR
DR. LEON REX FELT,
Rockwell Block, Emporium. Pa,
DR. "H. W. MITCHELL,
Office over A. F. Vogt's Shoe Store
Emporium, Pa 12y
To be given by pupils of the High
School, Thursday evening,. April 20th
at eight o'clock, in the High School
Room. Admission 10 cents. Proceeds
will be used for the purchase of a man
ual training bench.
Part I. Comedy.
The Teeth of the Gift House.
Richard Butler, a young business man,
Florence Butler, his wife, Bertha Kenley
Marietta Williams, his aunt, Nancy Turlej
Anne Fisher, a friend of the Butlers,
Devlin Blake, a friend of the Butler's,
Katie, the maid, Helen Vought
Vocal Solo Marguerite Williams
Piano Solo, Nora Grace
Ye Village Skewl of Long Ago.
Ye Liste of Ye Characters.
Mister Wilkins, George RisheU
YE SCHOOL COMMITTEE.
Deacon Josiah Partridge, Luther Tate
Zebadee Von Pelt Charles Spence
YE VIBI TORS.
Mrs. Humility Partridge, Addie Prosser
Mrs. Rndnrance Peterkins, Jessie Clark
iMrs. Hannah Parsons Hilda Kuehne
Miss Charity Horuwell Edna Johnson
Mrs. Doolittle Ellen Swansou
Penelope Horuwell, Kathleen Baldwin
Abraham Whitestone Fred Strayer
Jonah Partridge Arvid Nystrotn
Ebenezer Doolittle Basil Egan
Peler Paul Peterkins, Robert Pearsoll
Obadiali Von Pelt, Roy Swanson
Melchizedeit Littlejohn, Charles Cuminings
Temperance Whitestone, Carolyn -Moore
Judith Doolittle, Mary Nangle
Deliverance Doolittle, Helen Orr
Salvation Doolittle, Julia Bair
Prudence Peterkins T\ Irene Webster
Dorcas Skinner. Nina Hertig
Deborah Tubbs Orma Seiiriert
Our Youngest Subscriber.
Mr. Qordan L. MacDonougli, the
youngest subscriber 011 ou.
list, made the PRESS office a business
call last Friday afternoon and paid for
his paper for another year. Gordon
presented a live dollar gold piece in
payment and nearly took our breath
away. VV'e requested our "devil",
Riley Murray, to skip out and get some
change hut he was afraid it was no
Kood. However it proved to be al!
O. K. Gordan is one of Koiooritim's
rising young gentlemen and is the
valued assistant in the store of the Em
porium Drug Company. We enjoyed
his visit very much. Call again.
Open for Bids,
The Post Office Department is now
open for bids for location iM a new
pout office for Emporium, Pa. Flans
and specifications are now ready, and
may be seen at the post office at this
Can Nest Now.
The candidate* may now take a good
rest from their labors, the primaries
having bt<en fixed for the last Saturday
in Sept. iu odd (lumbered years.
Good Team for Sale.
A good team of draught hursos,
seven and eight year-, old, 112
True, kind and gentle. Apply to C,
W Hall, Emporium, Pa, s it,
Kgg.t lor Hatching
From Madison Square Harden win
uurM, Huudunsand White (>rpitigioi,»
K»Uttt*lr*»a utraiu. E. J IU*INM<D,
Klklaud, Pa. j.n.
WAM I Me —Agent iu ('•nterou coan
ly for a high grade medium p r i <M!
line of automobile*. ~„t j u OM
you can nave iieutey " Write I'euu a
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