The Middleburgh post. (Middleburgh, Snyder Co., Pa.) 1883-1916, March 29, 1900, Image 1
Robert Hardy'sSeven Days" will begin in the Post Next Week. 3E0. W. WAOBN8BLLKB, Editor and Proprietor. MTDDLEBURGH, SNYDER CO.. PA., THURSDAY, MAR. 29, 1900. VOL. 37. NO. 13. LOCAL NEWS. 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 county. The Lutheran church of this place sent 121.66 to India for the famine sufferers. 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. J. L. WrNEKAK, 3t. North 3rd St., Ijewisburg, Pa. Mrs. Jacob Cramer of Franklin township and Mrs. Barbara Yoder have been quite sick during the past week. 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 coypright 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 . . . tnteed. 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 ..it' ..,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 hot 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 tin re 1 1 riches, were no Fifty 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, one. 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 often. 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 PAXTONVILLE. 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 KEPOBTER. 9 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 i the stock in A receivers flip 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 Pennsylvania. 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 tain. 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 grc.it 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 it piled II' tilt I .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 1 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 Continued on Fourth Page.