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MissDav of Suubury has been
guest of Mrs. II. II. Hassingcr
Ienry Bickhart and wife return
ir thauks to Sheriff Hitter for u
re piece of Yenisoii.
An. Kleckncr of Mifflinburg last
:k was the guest otD.T. Rhoads
wife at this place.
ilrs. Ilev. D. E. McLain is visit
her sister, Mrs. Frank Bousum
'attcrson, Juniata County.
The Snyder County Teacher's In-
utc will open next Monday in
Cotirt House at this place.
Farm Wasted: State cash and
e price. Asson II. Russell,
3ni. AKrou, yjmo.
rlie newly appointed Judge, Al
ii Spocht of Beavertown, was a
irt house visitor on juonuay.
ilrs.T. R. Hosterman of Selins-
ve snent Sunday with her father,
Von Renuinger, at this place.
M. Steininger and wife recently
Me a trip to Williamsport and
led upon r . 1. ltanck and wite.
II. Maurer, New Berlin, is al
La offerinir snecial bargains. See
special announcenieiit in this is
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Mrs. Azariah Krccgcr of Swinc
H is at Selinsgrove attending her
(filter, Mrs. R. I?. Hummel, who
Irs. Jacob II. Rhoads, formerly
ihis place, now ofShamokiiiDam
pportctl quite ill with typhoid
II. Millner of Kahtz is in Plain
Ihia this week to buv u complete
of holidav coods. Call and see
Irs. Catherine Shelley, of Mc-
s Half Falls, is spending several
lis with her son, J. II. Shelley,
jlenry Riegel, the constable of
borough, was the shcnli while
riQ Hitter was absent on the
Lttorncy James G. Crousc of this
e was a visitor at bunbiiry and
nsgrove Wednesday and Thurs-
of last week.
ast week one evening II. II.
singer and wife gave a party to
imber of their friends al the home
ames P. Smith.
lilinny. Pa, is ours what you
lu call a steel navv. Pa No,
it won't be until they elminatc
rs. E. E. Pawling and Bertha
pe gpent Thanksgiving day with
Jormers parents near Mifflin-
r, Union County.
iss Naomi Beaver, Miss Mary
ir,Mr. Garrett and friend of
Binburg were Thanksgiving vis-
at uabriel Beavers.
lie editor of the Post and wife
to Selinsgrove on Thursday to
ieir Ihankstrivine dinner with
Jiother at that place.
plin R. Kreeger, Assistant Cash-
Ji me bank of this place, attend'
)e annual dance at Sunbury on
uy of last week.
F.Bentzwith a son anddaiifl
VPi.:i..i.i i i. . .
r "uuueipnia, jasc ween were
Xet of Attorney Potter and
pa west Market Street.
jrbon Seebold, Prof. Paul Rill-
Register and Recorder John
A Sergeant Bower and the edi
teoded lodge meeting atSelins-
8i ifriday evening.
MIDDLEBURGH, SNYDER CO., PA.. THURSDAY,
Joseph L. Bruuner of Paxtonville
was a Middleburg visitor on Saturday
Grand Christmas opening, Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1, 2
and 3, at Ulrich & Osmun's, Sel ins
grove, Pa. ' All are invited.
George Bickhart and Frank Sham-
wch shot seven rabbits, four quails,
two pheasants and one turkey on Sat
urday forenoon. Who can lcat it ?
Mrs M. L. Kreeger of Selins-
grove is staying temporarily at Aza
riah Kreeger's in Swineford. M.L.
Kreeger was in town also a few days.
II. Opixinheimer of Selinsgrove
pays cash for all kinds of lurs, such
as foxes, musk rat-, etc. The high
est prices are always offered. 12-l-3t.
C. II. Dunklelicrger and William
Shindel were the substitutes in the
prothonotary's office during Clerk
Shindel's absence on the hunting
Prof. F. C. Bowersox, County
Superintendent, is at New Bloom
field tins week as one ot the instruc
tors at tho Teacher's Institute at
Iiook at the laliel on your paper
and if you are in arrears you can send
tiie amount of your subscription
next week with your teacher. Don't
Mrs. Catherine Bower and II.
Harris Bower of this place spent
Thanksgiving day at Lewisburgand
partook of n feast at Attorney r . h.
The Middleburgh hunting party
returned on Saturday afternoon from
the mountains in Mitllwi count v with
two large deer shot bv Dr. F. J.
Witgcnsellcr of Selinsgrovennd Sher
iff P. Scott Rittcr of this place. The
participants are highly pleased with
A smooth, easy shave, genteel hair
cut, or other tousoriul work, is al
ways obtained at Stiles' Barber Shoo,
in Witteiiinyer's building, opposite
Post olliee. Go. to Soles to buy
new razors or exchange tor old ones.
Razors honed and guaranteed to give
satisfaction. A. 10. Solkk.
Snow began to fall very early
this year. On Thanksgiving dav,
alH)ut two inches fell at Selinsgrove,
but Hone fell that day west of Pawl
ing station. On Saturday alsait three
and one-half inches fell at this place.
At other places throughout the state
as much as ten inches tell.
Attorney Chas. P. Ulrich, Esq.,
of Selinsgrove, was at the county
seat on Friday of last week attend
ing to the many duties incumbent
upon him in his voluminous practice.
Mr. Ulrich is a familiar figure at
this place and has the reputation of
taking care of his clients interests.
Benjamin Franklin Bowersox, a
student of Central Pennsylvania
College, New Berlin, a son of Frank
Bowersox of Rock Springs, Centre
County, was a couuty seat visitor
from Wednesday until Monday
looking up the many friends of his
father in this vicinity, which is his
L. E. Pawling of Selinsgrove,
who is one ot Fenn township's
heaviest land holders, was a visitor
to his son, Attorney E. E. Pawling
at this place last Saturday. While
in the city he made a call at this
office and expressed great surprise at
the uniqueness and the completeness
of tho Post Printing Office.
The abilities of the two men, Bill
Nye and William llawley Smith,
render them together able to please
the man who never smiles and the
man who never weeps. The audi
ence was convulsed with laughter
and melted to tears, and the enter
tainment will long be remembered
by all who heard it. Albany Even
Pope Lee is reported in the best
of health. Death, a res)cvter of no
man's' creed, sometimes does hesitate
to snuff out a brilliant light.
Willi ini Snyder and wife and Mr.
Day and wife ot Mt. Carmel were
visiting friends nt this place and
Richfield from Thanksgiving day
until Monday when they returned to
their home. John Stahlncckcr and
John Snyder and family accompa
nied them to Richfield.
The school board of this place, in
response to the itctition of many citi
zens of the town, abandoned the idea
of locating the new school building
on Attorney Crouse's lot and hence
now propose to hx-ate the structure
on the old site. TIki bids recoived
on the l'Jth were rejected and new
ones will be asked lor.
The bank has closed the clothing
stove purchased from 11. Giiuzburgcr
until Saturday. J he store will lie
open all day and tho entire stock will
be closed out at cost and lielow.
There arc piles of clothing, jewelry,
gloves, Gents' furnishing goods and
all other articles which mustlieturii-
ed into money. Come in tor bar
Henry Dcitrick, the enterprising
lumber dealer, purchased the team
of match horses from Mrs. Susanna
I'Yv. About two weeks ago Mrs,
Fry called at this otlice and said she
wanted to sell the team and pulling
a notice in the local column, she hai
them sold within a week from tin
time the notice first appeared. It
goes without saying that advertising
The largest audience that lias as
sembled at the Grand this year ap
peared Saturday night to hear tin
onlv original Bill Nve and William
Hawlcv Smith. The people wen
not disappointed as Mr. Nye in, tin
role of humorist h simply irresis
tible. Mr. Smith is also hilly up
to 1 lie standard as a public leader,
and it would be hard to say which
of the two gentlemen received the
heartier reception. W'nifirhl Wan.)
The failure of It.Guu.burger, the
clothing dealer of this place, was all
the talk last week. The crash came
when two heavy judgments were
entered and executions issued on
Friday alicrnooii. Thebaek otlicials
iHiught the entire stock ot goods in
order to protect them against loss of
rent. 1 he store was immediately
ojK'iied under new management and
all goods were reduced which tilled
the store with persons eager for bar
gains. The place for several days
resembled one of the large bargain
stores in large cities.
1899 Columbia Calendar.
The Pope Mfg. Co., of Hartford,
Conn., has issued the Columbia Desk
Pad Calendar for 1 899. The handy
reminder has been for years one of
the most pleasing of special adver
tising features. We note that the
new calendar is very similar in de
sign and make-up to the 189S calen
dar, although it has more artistic
i-ovcrs and is more profusely illus
trated. Any person may obtain a copy by
applying to the nearest Columbia
dealer or by sending five two-cent
stamps to tho Calendar Department,
Pope Mfg. Co., Hartford, Conn.
On Sabbath, Dec. 4th, commun
ion services will be held at the fol
lowing United Evangelical churches:
Troxelville, 10 A. M.
Manbeck's, 2 P. M.
Bvavertown in the eveniug.
Rev. A. Stapleton, of Lewisburg,
will preach, and with these services
will close his pulpit work here as
Presiding Elder of Centre district.
, L. Dicb, Pastor.
At the I Iartlcton Lutheran Church,
Wednesday evening, a unique gold
and white crysanthemum wedding
took place, when Miss Flora I larter,
daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. W. II.
Harter, was married to Dr. C. C.
Moyer, Rev. J. I. Stonceypher, of
ficiating, using the ring ceremony.
The church was decorated with ev
ergreen, palms, plan's and gold and
white chrysanthemums. 1 he bride
wore a suerb gown of whitt brocad
ed silk, trimmed with lovely lace, a
iKMiutiful tulle veil fell m easy folds
over her gown ; she carried white
chrysanthemums in her hand. The
maul of honor was Miss Nora Myers,
who wore wlnteorgandy and earned
white chrysanthemums. The brides
maids were Misses Bessie Musser, ot
Bcllefonte, and Jessie RuhbofSwen-
gle, they were roUnl in white organ
dy over gold, and earned gold and
The flower girls were Annie Whit
mer, Ruth Orwig, Luisa Musser and
Bessie Brauehcr. The latter two
opened t-he gates for the wedding
party to pass through and the two
first scattered (lowers as the party
marched down the aisle.
Dr. Chas. Gundy was U-st man
and Dr. O. II. (J lover, Dr. O.
K. Pellman and Chas. Kurtz were
the ushers. A reception was held at
the bride's home, the presents were
beautiful ami costly. The wedding
party Iclt on the midnight train tbr
the east arid will be "At Home"
alter January first at Lincoln, Ne
braska. El. UK.
McLlnn -Weiser Nuptials.
On Thanksgiving day in Susque
hanna township, .luniatat 'oil uty, near
Mahoutoiigo, at high noon, Alton
McLiimnf I'liiladclpliia was united
in the holy bonds ot matrimony to
Laura Weiser, daughter of the late
Judge Jonathan and Mary (Gillillan)
Weiser at the home ot the bride's
brother, John ,. Weiser. The cer
emony was performed by Rev. Mil
ton Meliinu, of Bloomsbiirg, a broth
er of the groom. The groom is a
prominent young bu.-incss man of
Philadelphia, holding a position of
cashier ot an ice company. He was
formerly of the vicinity of McAlis
lerville. The bride is au estimable
lady, who has many friends in this
county. She is a sister of Attorney
Weiser of this place and a lineal de
pendent of the famous Ini'ian inter
preter, Conrad Weiser of colonial
times. A tier the nuptial knot was
tied, a liountcous luinquet was par
taken by the guests who were con
fined to the immediate friends of
the bride and groom. Their itinary
includes Harrisburg, where a recep
tion was given them on Friday, and
Reading. They will make their
home in Philadelphia.
Services in Reformed Charge
Rev. II. H. Spahn will preach
sermons in Ik'avcr Springs Reform
ed "harge as follows:
Samuel's, Suuday, Dec. 1 1, 10 a. m.
" 2 p. m.
1JS, 10, a. m.
" 2 p. in.
" 7 p. in.
St. Paul, "
At these services
In; held in each congregation for or
against extending a call to Rev.
Spahn to become pastor ot this
Bill Nye and his new traveling
jwrtner, William llawley Smith,
tilled Concert Hall last night. The
entertainment was received in a way
that shows that Nye's humor is still
fine imjtersonator and a fine reader.
llis dialect sermon was impressive
and touching, and his Irish selection
was spirited and warmly applauded.
Both performers were recalled again
and again. -iuo Awj.
4 fjfl,,ir'1 '
DEC. 1, 1898.
Rev. H. Zlgler, D. D.
Dr. Zigler was the son of Jacob
Zeigler : mid his grandwircnts, on
his mother's side, were descendants
of the licsherand Mium'ch families
of Bucks county, Pa. He waslxirn
in Centre county, near the Old Fort
on the 19th of August, 1S1G. He
was baptized in infancy and receivi-d
into the church by continuation at
the age of nineteen years. His early
education was vi ry meager, received
between the ages of seven and twelve
years in the public school of his
time. He made an absolute surren
der of himself to Christ and said in
the words ot Paul : "Woe is unto
me, if I preach not the gospel."
Limited in means, in the fall of
he walked a distance oi 'J.0
miles from his father's home, then
in enango County, to Gettysburg
and entered the preparatory depart
ment tit Prima. College. lie spent
seven vears in Ins classical and tlieo
logical training and was admitted to
the ministry by license of the West
fl. LI 1 . . , .
I ciina. ovikhi in i.vj.j. Me was
ordained by the Pittsburg Synod in
lSK'i. His fust field of labor was
at Selinsgrove, Pa., where he was the
assistant of Rev. J. P. Shindel. On
May 19th, 1S4 1, ho was married to
Miss Eliza App, daughter oi John
and Catherine App ot Selinsgrovi
r rom im.) tn imii lie laDoreti in
the Pittsburg Synod as general mis
sioiiary traveling over several coun
ties. From 1S"0 to IS."):), he was
located at Williamsport, where hi
served the only Lutheran church at
that place at that time, and several
.i i i
otiiers iii siiiToiiiKlinu- town. f mm
IS.".:, to IN"), be traveled tin
Parent lvlucatioii Sirirty, endeavor
inir to awaken a deeper intercut in
Ministerial Education ami soliciting
coulnlMiliotis tor the same.
Hisht pastoral charge was in
Clinton and 'cut re counties. From
IS.".") to 1 S.S he resided in Salona,
where he began the building ot an
exclusively Lutheran church, where
was a 1'nion church lie fore. Rythc
cllorts ol Dr. Zigler and Dr. 15.
Kurt the Missionary Institiite(iicw
Susquehanna I 'niversity) was located
at S'linsgrovc in the spring oflNoS.
Dr. Kurtz was chosen as Superin
tendent and first Professor ot Theol
ogy and l'r. aglcr seconl l roles-or.
In this capacity the labors of the
latter commenced in the autumn ot
1S.")S and were continued Ibr twenty
three years, to 1 SSI. He here pre
pared and published several text
Ijooks which have been used success
fully in theological instruction ever
since. As a considerable portion of
the theological students were mar
ried men he saw the necessity of
homes for their accommodation and
was instrumental in the erection of
live double houses affording resi
dences for ten families at a cost ot
about $8,000. Under his tuition,
in tli twenty-three years, the round
number of one hundred ministers
were educated. On account of the
intensity of labors, Dr. Zigler's health
gave way and he was compelled, in
lbSl, to resign.
In the spring ot 1SS- he settled
in Dcs Moines, Iowa, hoping to re
gain health resume work. This was
not realized and he spent nearly two
ycursin a Milwaukee hospital partly
as a patient and some of the time as
Assistant superintendent, Much of
the time since he was engaged in
writing and publishing. He spent
over two years, by appointment of
the General Synod of OmahainlSS7,
in prcNiring a development of Lu
ther's Smaller Catechism.
His marriage was blessed with
the birth of scvenchildren twosons
and five daughters. Three of the
daughters married Lutheran minis
ters, one died and one faithful daugh
ter remains at home. Dr. Zigler
was honored by the Alma Mater title
of Doctor of Divinity, we do not
remember la what year.
No. I whlt com ovr to ta
VOL. 35. NO. 47.
Though not idle, he was not able,
since 1N90, to do much work on ac
count d failing Mivngth, he gently
fell asleep in Christ on Nov. 26,
1898, aged 82 years, ; months and
7 days. (1) Dr. Ziirler was a uro-
found and correct theologian. J) He
was a thoroughly useful man to his
church iin.l generation. ('.)) He was,
through a long life, a spotless, con
sistent christian. (1) lb; was filled
to lus last breath with God'n Word
and the Holy Ghost. "Let us die
the death of the righteous and let
our last end be like his."
Com ml1 mca run.
Mrs. Howard Walter.
Lat Friday at her husband's home
at K reamer, Mrs. Sullio A. Walter,
who has been ill for some time,
breathed her last. She was bjrn
may 7, ISTii, the. laughter olTiauk
1 i u and Margaret Hummel. She
was married Dir. HI, lSltt!, bv Rev.
II. G. Suable to Howard Walter,
the clerk in James Magcc's store at
K reamer. She leaves two brothers,
William A. and .Jacob A. lluiiimel
and one sister, Ilattie E., married to
Else Aurand. There were only four
children and this is the first death in
the family. To Howard and Sallie
A. Walter were born two children,
the last only seven weeks ago, both
of whom survive the unfortunate
mother.' The husband of the de
ceased has two brothers, John A.,
residing at West gate, Iowa, and Ir
win, rc.-iilinjr ;ti Sliamokin Dam and
one sister, Ennu i, married to Willis
Shamhach, ivsidingat ( Wan, I fnion
County. The funeral took place at
l reamer on Wednesday morning at
ten o'clock, A. M. Appropriate res
olutions of respect were adopted bv
the Sunday School ol wliii h -be was
a taithtul member.
Samuel H. Snyder.
Samuel II. Snyder died Saturday
at eleven o'clock, p. m., at the home
of his son-in-law, lb-iirv Atiinger,
-hortly after he bad pased hi- 01st
mile stone. lie had b in aillictod
with dropsy tor a long time and to
which his sad dciui-e can be attriln
u ted. He well realized the gravity
of his situation, having upon several
occasions been intormed by his phy
sician, concerning the uncertainly as
to the the lime ot termination of his
disease. Unlike many, who also
have a knowledge ot the time when
life's spark shall go out, he cooly
and deliberately planned almost ev
ery detail ot the management of his
funeral and interment. He was a
member ot one of our churches and
if we mistake not a life long resident
and citizen of I'liiou township. His
earthly remains shall forever rest in
the St. John's beautiful cemetery at
Chapman in which church the last
sad rites were conducted last Wed
nesday a. ni. J. D. B. Jit.
Ex-Sheriff Specht a Judge.
On Wednesday of last week, Gov.
Hastings at the recommendation of
Senator Hummel, appointed Alfred
Specht ot Beavertown to the position
of Associate J udge of this County to
fill the vacancy caused by the death
ot the late Judge Sampsell. There
were at least thirteen applicants for
the position, but Judge Specht was
not an applicant. He was taken up
as a dark horse on the basis that the
otlice should seek the man and not
the mail the office. The position is
a highly important one and the in
cumlienl should be a man who will
command the highest respect of the
community. Judge Specht filled
the otlice of sheriff for one term and
was so well liked that no more ac
ceptable appointment could be made.
We congratulate Ex-Sheriif Specht,
Senator Hummel and Governor Hus.
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