The Middleburgh post. (Middleburgh, Snyder Co., Pa.) 1883-1916, March 29, 1900, Image 1

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    Robert Hardy'sSeven Days" will begin in the Post Next Week.
Editor and Proprietor.
A Week's News Dished up in
Small Quantities Visitors in
Town During the Past
Week-Other News
of Interest.
"Robert Hardy (Sewn Days" will
lcgin in the Post next week.
Miss Lillian Stctler lias returned
from her visit to Waphingtonville.
A new National hank is leing
established at lleedsville, Mifflin
The Lutheran church of this place
sent 121.66 to India for the famine
Mrs. Win. C. Snyder, Absalom
Snyder a;id Marie Crouseare among
the siek.
Rev. Henry Fortner has been ap
pointed Kistor of the M. K. chinch
of Selinsgrove.
Twelve freight ears and an en
gine were wrecked at Selinsgrove
Sunday morning.
You can have your horses clip
ped at $1.60 each by oalling on A.
W, Aurand, Middleburg, I'a.
Moses P. Arnold, Esq., of Tort
Treverton has been granted an in
crease of pensiou from 16 to 8.
Mrs. Philip Zong of Milton, for
merly of this place, is visiting at the
home of Henry Beaver iuSwiueford.
Wanted. Good veal calves will
lie bought at highest market prices.
3t. North 3rd St., Ijewisburg, Pa.
Mrs. Jacob Cramer of Franklin
township and Mrs. Barbara Yoder
have been quite sick during the past
If you will change your Post of
fice address this spring write us at
once, (iive the OLD as well as the
new address.
Foil SALK. A new butcher wa
gon, one of the latest styles, will be
sold cheap. Impure of A. W. Bow
ersox, Middleburg, Pa. tl.
Geo. Nelson App and his mother
if Monroe township spent Sunday
with Mrs. Barbara Yoder and fam
ily in this borough.
A teachers' normal school will
open in Middleburg Monday, April
JlJrd. For particulars, address A.
V.Killian, Middleburgh, Pa. tf.
The town council has awarded ihe
contract to James BowerSOX for lay
ing a flag lione walk across the Flats
from the Bridge to the Bowes' lot
lor 283.05.
"Robert Hardy'sSeven Days" will
U'igin next week. We paid a high
prios for it and the Post is the only
paper in Snyder County that dares
publish it.
"The Post editor should observe
that large men don't hunt up small
print shops," says the Selinsgrove
limrx, neither do large print shops
hunt up small men, says the Mid
dleburg Post.
Swart, and (iraybill ofler Boys'
sulfa, 0 to 12 years, worth $2..r0, at
SI. 00; Men's pants, worth $2.7")
and $2.00 will lie sold for $1.75
and $1.50. They have other m
gains too numerous to mention here.
"Robert Hardy's Seven Days"
written by Rev. Chas. M. Sheldon
will begin iu the Post next week.
It is as tascinatingas "InHisSteps."
Do not miss it. The Powt has
bought the exclusive use of the
If you want your hair cut with
out steps or a nice easy shave and a
refreshing shampoo, go to A. E.
Soles, in the bank building one door
east of the Post Office, in room with
the drag store. A clean towel to
. i . i . . .
A. H. Moyer, the Kis&imec mer
chant, is the proud father of a young
ten pounder. Isaac Stimeling is on
the happy list tot) with a young son.
Swart, and (iraybill are selling
Indies' shoes marked down from
I3.2S to 11.50: from $2.50to$1.25;
Men's shoes, reduced from $3.00 to
Many are Sick.
The following persons are report-
Taken by Mistake.
Last Saturday an overcoat was
ed ill and under the care of Dr. Her-, token by mistake at the Washington
man and others in our immediate House. The person who received
neighborhood: jit, will please notify Carbon Seebold
FRANKLIN TWP. A M M LKBURO. ibis place and he . an secure the
u v i, II..;.., i i, m,c .To. ! return of his own coat, with all the
Should Wealth Have a Limitation?
cob Eisenhower, Mrs. Jacob Cramer,
Child f Wm. Hoffman, Mrs. John j
Hummd ami child, Mrs. Jesse Bu
ffer, Element Musser, Chas. Bilgerl
i .;,, m;ii..- Mm Ran. We arc in the market tor all tonus
.111,1' ..,1,11, .,1,1,1. MAJO, ...ill
ham Bilger, Mrs. Joseph Clelan, lml)er including pine, hemlock,
Mrs. S. II. Voder. Absal 8nvder. W etc We can use a lot of papei
$1.50; $2.60 to? I. Oil and 5,.oo to
75 eents.
Rev. W. II. Boycr will resume
preaching in the I J. B. church next
Sunday evening. The revival at
New Berlin has closed and services
will be held regularly every Sunday
Stahlneekcr. Mrs. .lohn licit. Miss ; tsn price
The Post believes iu giving its
valuables left in the pockets.
Lumber Wanted.
We arc in the
Communicated .
There i- in the irovi
human affairs one order that
lor all. W hat that order
a men I ol
Commonwealth," visited our coun
try, the trust, 'he monopolies and
I concentrated wealth so amazed him
'that lie exclaimed : "I see the shad
ows of a new structure of society
an aristocracy
ttd years ago
1 1 riches,
were no
tort uuefl
Miss Polly Arbogast, Mrs. Maria 9w
1 1 id w
readers the In-st in the market. I hat
is why we paid such an cnormi us
price for "Robert Hardy's Seven
Days," the story that will begin
next week, exclusively in the Post.
Money Wanted.- There is
wanted by April First $2000to $2,
500 as a loan to lie Been red with
some of the best real estate in Sny
der County. Address "Loan" care
ofPoar, Middleburg, Pa. 3-22-2t.
Dress goods that is worth 65 cents
must go at IS cents a yard. These
are bargains. ( 'all to see them. A
fine line of groceries is kept in stock.
Call on Swartz and Ctraybill, Swine
ford. There will be fourteen census
districts in Snyder county. There
will be a census enumerator iu each
district, except as follows: Adams
and Beaver township will make one
district; Franklin and Middleburg,
one and Jficks-n and Middlecreck,
The Middleburg Cornet Band
very agreeably surprised our citi
zens Tuesday evening by giving them
a serenade. The music was of a high
order and is not excelled by a band
from a country town of its size in
the State. Let your notes be heard
In naming the heirs of the last
will and testament of ( leorge Sham
bach in our last issue we inadvert
antly omitted (he name of Galen A.
Shambach of Newton, Kansas. The
estate is divided into live equal
shares instead of four and Galen gets
his share.
Saturday about ten o'clock an
alarm of lire was sounded as the re
sult of a conflagration in the wash
house at the Eagle Hotel iu Swine
ford. The lire was soon put under
control without doing great damage,
A washing machine and sonic tubs
were burned.
Cashier . I. N. Thompson of the
First National Bank of this place is
one of the promoter! and directors
of the new National Bank to he es
tablished at Belleville, Milllin coun
ty, (leorge Rugae) of Lewistown
and some local capitalists are the
other stockholders.
Chairman Knhu of the Demo
cratic Standing Committee has call
ed a meeting of that committee for
Monday, April 9th at one o'clock.
The business to lie transacted as set
forth in the call is to elect a hair
man, Treasurer and set a day for
holding the county convention.
Last week while in Selinsgrove
we called at the bicycle store of W.
I). Baker. He is the Columbia bi
cycle agent of Snyder county. He
has remodeled and enlarged his place
of business. He now has his repair
shop and bicycle store room adjoin
ing and is now a unique and conve
nient place of business.
The subject of the birds about us
has been written threadbare, but who
knows anything about migration?
Now is the season to watch its oper
ations, and the informing paper by
Ernest Ineersoll, iu the April "New
Lippinoott," adds tbe needed ad
vice from an authority.
w ill pay the highest
Write for prices and
Marie Crouse, Mrs. Morris Erdley, pijfloations. M. II. Kulp & Co.,
Mrs. Amos Bowersox, Mrs. Oliver 43Mr-3t .Shamokiu, Pa.
School Department.
Bowersox, Mrs. Chas. BufhngtoA.
globe mills. Primary
ll. iit-v Rjmtiinmtr I 'lex llerlwr
W. H. Felty and wife, Mr. and
Mrs. Krnest, Mrs. AustiuGift.
The foregoing does not in elude
the stockholders in the Baltimore
Building and Loan Association, only
those cases under the care of the
the BHysicians whose
given to your reporter
names were
Appoints a Receiver.
The Baltimore Building and Loan
Association has appointed a receiver.
There are iiitc a great many jht
sons in this county who hold stock
in th ncernatid have been paying
monthly dues for seven and one-half
or eight years. The shareholders
have been looking for their money
tor several months already as the
stock should have Ix-cn matured and
paid. Instead of getting a check
for the amount due them, they got
notice of the appointment of a re
ceiver. The reason assigned for this ac
tion is explained as the result of a
suit charging them with usury. The
suit was won by the prosecutor, lo
calise it was necessary to charge
more than legal rates of interest in
the stock in
A receivers
The undersigned w'll open a
primary school iu the primary de
partment on Monday, Apr. 30th.
1'itptU ironi the intermediate and
primary departments are invited to
come. The minimum tuition ol
seventy five cents for six weeks will
admit any and all pupils from the
primary and intermediate grades.
;-22-4t. William Romni.
To the Deaf.
A rich lady, cured of her Deafness
and Noises in the Head bv Dr.
Nicholson's Artificial Far Drums,
gave $10 000 to his Institute, so
that deaf people unable to procure
the Ear Drums may have them free.
Address No. 10:!27 The Nicholson
Iof ite, 780, Eighth Avenue, New
York. 1-25-1 v.
The Little Blue Book.
order to mature
years as promised
is v rv expensive and there is no
telling how much the shareholders
will tri t . But the receiver promises
to give the shareholders all he can
secure for distribution.
"Coal Oil Johnny" moved into
Aaron Stahlneekcr'.- house; J. W.
Swan, moved over his store room
in Franklin; Frank 8. Riegel moved
into C. C. Seebold's house vacated
by ex-county Treasurer Riegel, and
H. Katz of Canton moved into the
house vacated by J. W. Swart.
We arc in receipt of a Student's
Hand Bockot Susquehanna Univer
sity, Selinsgrove for 1900-01. It
contains 76 pages and IS a vest pocket
edition. There is a fund of infor
mation in the little book. There
are also a number of blank pages
for memoranda.
The attention ol the readers ol
the Post is called io the article in
this issue on the subject, "Should
Wealth have a Limitation?" We
aiso publish our reply to the same.
There will he a further discussion
on the subject. We welcome the
discussion of all public questions by
everv thoughtful man and woman.
A curious story is being told by
the postmaster ol Fairfield, a village
Heven miles from Gettysburg, of a
confederate soldier, who after thirty
seven years paid for the goodstaken
during the Civil War. 1 tie post
master says that some time ago he
received a letter saying that on the
retreat from Gettysburg the writer
had taken some dry goods stored
away at Fairfield. He asked the
postmaster if possible to find the in
jured party. The postmaster found
the person and so notified the veter
an. And a lew days later he re
ceived a check for $15.
A Complete Pricket Railroad Guide to
The March number issued on the
15th, revised and enlarged. Kvery
business or traveling man should
have it. Send one dollar for one
year, or ten cents for single copy.
Revised and issued once a month.
Address Little Blue B v, Mil
ton, Pa.
A Narrow Escape.
()n Thursday Mrs. .1. Irwin
Howell, residing on North Wayne
street, arose early to get breakfast,
and sat down by the stove while the
lire was catching up. A spark from
the stove prnhahlv fell on the hack
part of heT dress, and when -he
first noticed it her clothing was in
flames. She hurried upstairs in her
blazing clothe- when her husband
tore the clothing of! he:-and- ther-
ed the flames. She was badly burn
ed about her hands, and made a very
narrow escape with her life. Lew
udown Srntiii' f.
A Good Record.
Lester G. Smith, who had been
employed as an operator on the 1'.
1. It. at Burnham, I'a.. cametothis
place about three months ago and
accepted a position as assistant at the
West Virginia Central & Pittsburg
I.'. R. Station. He was sent to Hut
toiisville, W. Va. for a short time
to relieve the agent there anil on his
return to this place last week he
was promoted to the position of day
ojx'rator here.
This is rapid promotion for a man
being in the service of the company
such a short time. Mr. Smith's
friends are glad to hear of his suc
cess which is only a proer recogni
tion of his capacity, and his strict
attention to business. These ele
ments always bring success and the
man possessing them was never in
greater demand than at the present
day. mUmU ( W. I a.) Inter-Aloun
Anna Swartz of Richfield has been
granted a pension of $8.
llOW it i- t( he attained should he
the great problem lor all who have
at heart the improvement ol 1 1 u
human race.
Never in the history of our coun
try were the people confronted with
greater social problems than they
arc lo-dav.
The strikes, boycott
di-contcnt of late years
and geueral
prove con-
here, and in the tact but lew fortunes
that could he called large and in
those davs there was comparatively
little poverty; now we have many
gigantic fortunes and a vnsf number
ranging from $100,000 to $10,
000,000. in the past, wealth being
equally distributed, there was but
little class distinction, bill there
was a far greater number of what
miirht be called fortunes, and a
lusively that there is yet much room noticeable exemption from that pau-
tor improvement in our social order
hat mean the great outcry and
muttering ol the masses .' What
mean- the cry f rum the vast army of
discontented which swells up from
the very heart of -the nation unless
it signifies the rumbling which i
often heard before the storm.
Smooth it over as we will, the
I. let -laud-out as prominent as ever,
that there is something radically
wrong with our present economical
system. Many remedies have been
suggested, many reforms have been
inaugurated with the purpose of re
lieving the poverty and misery
which press so heavily upon a large
majority of the people. Prohibit
immigration and invention, exclaim
some. 1 lie population is increasing
too rapidly, rcph others, and so
many reforms are advocated, all of
which arc discussed with more or
less fairness; but when'St is suggest
ed that wealth is becoming too "'oii
centrated, that limitations should be
placed upon it; the outcry immedi
ately goes up that he who suggests
such a remedy is. an anarchist, and
one whose name should be synonym
ous with whatever is dangerous,
law le ami subversive.
Nevertheless, I h e question of
wealth limitation cannot be dismiss
ed with threats, epithets ,,r sneer-.
It will not dismiss itself, and we
cannot dismiss it. Every observant
person must admit that the
concentration of wealth, whether it
be iu corporation, trust or individual-,
has reached a point dangerous
to the prosperity of the nation.
.Million- ol poo; le Kile, Will
piled II'
.i . i .i . i .
up tor i in- tew ny me imi oi ;
many, paupers ami millionaires
on every title, and th inditionj
growing worse and worse, these!
things are enough to make even the j
most optimistic painfully apprehen
sive ol the future. I hirgovernnieiif
in some respects is iu no hi tter eon-1
dition t haii wa- tl Id Roman em- i
pire just before its tall, as desreibed
by James Anthony Froudc. If wo
are to believe .hat eminent historian,
the Roman empire was crushed by
the same power ol unlimited, con- j
centrated wealth that is to-day li - j
stroyingthe life, the liberty and hap-1
piness of the many in the United
States. Iu Mediaeval Italy, too
popular freedom was lust through a
moneyed oligarchy and proletariat. I
So in every country where individu
al wealth has transcended the bounds I
of justice, tin people the toiler j
have cventuallvhecncnslavcil. ( lui
pen-in w hich ha- oi'coino eittomc oi
late years.
Theprobate court - r nl of the
various states discloses the fuel that
millionaires arc becoming more nu
merous while the smaller property
owner- are gradually sinking into
the multitude of pi ople essing
nothing. Ill a valuable article by
Kit weed Pomcrov on tl Concen
tration of Wealth," some interesting
figures and diagram- aregiven prov
ing from probate recorus !hu cxacf
extent to which small fortunes have
been crowded mil or merged into
enoMUous ones. These records are
valuable, because they are official,
but w hile they prove the extent to
which wealth is concentrated, they
do not disclose the misery which
that wealth is causing. For that,
we most look to the condition about
us, and iu so doing, it is not neces
sary to e a philosopher in order 'to
sec the havoc which concentrated
wealth has wrought in recent years.
Kvery day, it has been declared, Am
erica is over tour million dollars
richer at night than in the morning.
Who receives this wealth'.' Surely
not those who toil; else they would
not sutler so. They receive a little
of it. The national wealth, great us
it is, slips through their fingers lobe
collected in the vast reservoirs of the
moneyed aristocracy. They work,
but it is the work ol those who labor
to product', but who receive none ol
that which i- produced. It i- this
condition that causes so many to de
clare that the present distribution
of wealth docs not conform to the
principles of justice. And how can
it be otherwise when all wealth
I asses through tin hands ol the pro
ducers and s(np- mily w hen it
reaches those wlio possess most'.'
Thus wealth i- liecoming w ith us
nol a power lor general good, but
a power given to the lew to control
I .1
many -a power placing upon me
masses a yoke little bitter than
laverv tiscii.
'fhe rich becoming further and
further removed from the poor, are
ulso becoming conscious of being in
a measure the proprii tors ol the
poor. The poor have a knowledge
ol this fact, and the strikes, boycotts
and geueral discontent are but the
expression of this knowledge.
I ii no county in the world docs
wealth, individual and corporate,
exert such an iufllience as iu (he
United State- and as a consequence,
human lite is becoming lamentably
cheap. Capital is becoming sacred
. . ( I . ' I'J.l.l lllllll'lll III.. lltllt'llW
i-last iici'oining a moneyed nation, I " 1 " r "
,01.1 :, mnnpvod nation is mineral I v I being made not fbr I
' . " . V
weak one. Superfluity of riches,
like superfluity of food, causes weak
ness and decay. Individual pros
perity or the prosperity of a com
munity does not mean general pros
perity or the prosjM'rity of a nation.
Thus it has !ecn shown that iu New
York and Massachusetts and those
states in which the greatest wealth
is concentrated, the largest propor
tion of paupers are to l)e found. In
1838 when De Tocqiieville visited
America, he was struck by the equal
distribution of wealth and the ab
sence of capitalists.
Half a century later, when James
Bryce, author ot "The American
Laws arc
good of
humanity, but for the sake of prop
erty. One instance inav be men
tioned here: n the spring oi lxldi,
a bill was before Congress to re
move all criminal wises from the
jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of
the United States. It was argued
by those in favor of the bill that
much ot the time ot the Supreme
Court was consumed listening to
criminal cases (cases involving life
and lilierty) which high priced cor
I Miration lawyers, whose cases in
volved millions of millions of dol
lars, were required to wait in Wash
ington until the criminal cases were
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