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( XXXIX , MLDDLEBTJEGH SNYDER COUNTY PENNA. MAR. 6 1902 NUMBER 10
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oirrove Times wm on a va-
week judging from the copy
t reach tnta omee. 1
i -Good Veal Calves, HIder,
J. L. WlKEMAX.
nrnrlnfl nartv wh (riven
mj j-" -
folks had a moat delightful
Ik. My house and lot, good
I Jacob Gilbert, .
I Mlddleburg, Pa.
ie party was given Monday
Mrs. I. H. Bowersov for
Willlf.. A very enjoyable
of High Grade Cattle did not
Friday on account of the
gh water. It waspostponted
of this week.
of Shirtwaist Silks are ad
1 selling fast,,
in the cane of Wm. Belfrled
n. It. Company brought In
Monday evening of $6434 In
ie plaintiff. - .
wa council was orgunraea
Lvening by electing D. A.
idem-: Calvin Stetler, Pecre-
Uames P. Smith, Supervisor.
us water works,
subscribers of the Post who
' claim to the life subscription
Id send in claims and proof
lelay. The contest should
See particulars elsewhere.
9 beautiful millinery goods
could be had than we offer.
- L. DCNKELBEBOEB, T
A. E. Soles In hb new ahar-
halr cutting parlor for yoar
ied with a refresnlng sham-
clean towel to each patron
rth side of Market square op
itral Hotel. Satisfaction guar
tf. enry the three year-old son
Manevel last Wednesday
lath nail and on the next
ie fell down the cellar st.ire
1 ugly gash' in his head. He
ilong nicely, but the nail has
ssed from his body.
tales continue this week.
yer, administrator of the es
n Strayer, deo'd, sold the
,rmof38 acres and 51 per-
E. Strayer, for $3C00; tract
acres to W. L. Bossier for
uso. 3 or 11 acres to J. K
$75, all the above estate in
DIRT HOUSE CHIPS.
Ids Entered for Record.
Coryell to Mary A. Greiner,
4 perches in Monroe twp.,
Greiner and wife to David
Vise and lot In Shamokin
Var and wife to Davis E.
of ground In Port Trever-
ma Roush and husband to
t . . . . -----
nn, two tracts In Mlddle
'ary DeLontr, deo'd, to Eu-
i nvm nun joi percnes in
., iur iw,
itaokpnliiirc anil hunlunJ
A. TTIah IKAflft uiiiom i
ring twp.. for $460.
fcxio Pardee, deo'd, to the
mui u i uuusyivania, 14 13
I perches in Snyder, Union
counties, for $43,840. This
ranting ground known as
i Shanty and surroundings.
I and tentament of Anna
uo, mieoi t.;napman twp.,
W. 1 hose Paige is named
i but renounced and Geo,
I administrator C. T. A.
I Letters Granttit.
fadmlnistratlon In the
beih Musselman, late
p., were granted to IV,
W Buker, late of West Bea-
u, ere granted to Simon
! Marriage Liceattt, "
I.Dreese, W.Beaver twp.
nuun;, i MiaaiecreeK
Court convened Monday, Feb. 24, th
A. D. 1902, at 11 o'clock A. M.
Hon. H. M. McClure, President
Judge, and Hon. Z. T. Geirberlingand
Hon. P. F. Kiegle, Associate Judges,
The constables were sworn and then
J. B. Ewlng, H. M. Moyer, Emanuel
Peter and E. A. Heiser were appointed
All tax collectors' bonds that were
presented to the court,, were approved.
COURT OF QCABTER SESSIONS.
The case of the Commonwealth vs.
David Hane was continued till next
In the ease of the Commonwealth vs.
Dr. Marand Rothrock, the bills were
Ignored in both cases.
Report of viewers of publio road in
Franklin township was confirmed nisi
Report of viewers of publio road in
Beaver and Spring townships waa con
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Tobias Mitchell was appointed guar
dian of the person and estate of John
Moyer, an individual of weak mind.
In the case of Sarah Treaster vs. W.
Heury Boyer, the plaintiff filed an at
tract of title.
In the matter of the school house site
In Centre township, (he appointment
of inspectors wns enlarged, they to re
port to next term.
A subpoena iu divorce was awarded
In the case of Mary Ellen Dennis or W.
In the case of John Di Marks vs.
Henry T. Blessing, the verdict was in
favor of the plaintiff for twenty -seven
In the case of William P. Seifrk-d vs.
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company,
the verdict is $4133 in favor of the
In the case of Jacob F. Dock vs.
John K Hughes, executor of the estate
of Margaret Duck, deo'd,xa Jury was
drawn and sworn Feb. 27th, and the
following day a juror was withdrawn,
and the case was continued,. because it
was apparent that the case of Seifred
vs. the P. R, R. Co. would consume
the balance of the week.
In the case of George Shotzberger, et
al vs. J. C. W. Bassler, a new trial was
COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS.
C. L. Wetzel, O. S. Lepley and W.
H. RIegle were appointed to Inspect
bridge in Washington township.
E. D. H. Walter, Howard Row, and
W. W. Longacre were appointed to in
spect bridge in Chapman, township.
Jones Middleswarth, Cyrus Bower-
sux and N. C. Gutelius were appointed
to view publio road in Monroe twp.
J. M. Boyer, George I. Kline and
Henry Maurer were appointed to rc
view public road In West Perry twp.
H. E. Richter, H. O. Smith and B.
F. Arbogast were appointed to view
public road in Franklin and Beaver
Orders of sale were granted in estates
of Sarah Haupt, deceased, Henry J.
App, deceased, Isaac Baker, deceased,
Returns to order of sale were con
firmed In estates of Eliza Snook, dee'd,
Ellas Strouse, dee'd, John Fry, dee'd,
Margaret B. Moyer, dee'd, and Annie
C. Kistner, dee'd.
All the executors', administrators'
and guardians' accounts and the
widows' appraisements were confirmed
as advertised, except those herein men
Augustus Knepp was appointed guar
dian of Annie P. Kline, a minor child
of Levi Kliue, dee'd. t
' II. P. Hottenstein was appointed
guardian of Annie Wenrich, a minor
child of Thomas and Josephine Wen
M. P. Arnold was appointed guardian
of Mabel DIehl, a minor child of Joseph
Saturday, March 1, the court ad'
Journed to Monday, March 3, 1002 at 11
A. M. to complete case vs. R. R. Co.
Monday, 3, court adjourned to Satur
day, April 26th, A. D. 1002, at eleven
o'clock A. M.
J as. G. Cbouse, Reporter.
EST IWRTINENT PERStSYi
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TO CUBE ACOLD II AHI! D1V
Take Laxative Bromo-OuininaTahlntji.
All druearista refund tha monnv if it
falls to cure. E. W. Grove's signature
is on each box. 25c
Repnblidaa Standing Committee,
The newly-elected members of the
rcpuoucan Dianaing committee will
ucck iu mo uuurii iiuuse at aiiaaieou
Baiuraay, March 8th, 1902, to elect
ui:ib tut tug ciisuiug year.
Peter Young, Chairman.
Mrs. A. W. Potter of Sellnsgrove .was
a visitor In town last week.
Miss Victoria Moyer of ML Union fat
visiting J. W. Swarta and family.
8. 1. Herrold and family of Swineford
will move to Hariier, Harper County.
Wm. Dunkleburgur, chief clerk In the
Globe Warehouse,8unbury,was a Mid
dleburgb visitor Sunday. ,
W. F.Feese and family of Beaver
town spent Sunday at tbis place with
E. K. Freyman and wife.
Mrs. W.P. Kemrer of Harrisburg spent
last week with her brother, Geo. D.
Manevel of Franklin township.
Quite a numder of Mlddledurgera
went to Selinsgrove Sunday to the
high water in the Susquehanna. ;
Loyd Bowersox, Clerk ; In Bowser's
Grocery store, Sunbury, spent Sunday
with his parents on tho Muddy Flats
Miss Ida O. Goodllng of Meiserville,
who is staying with her cousin, Mrs.
Reno Walter, is taking music lessons
with Prof Paul Billhardt.
A large number of Selinsgrove people
were called to court last week as
witnesses in the IX. R. suit. Space for
bids mentioning all the names.
M. R. Miller and W. E. Shaffer of
Washington township, A. B. Markley
of Allno and Wm. L. Strawser of
Chapman were business callers Mon
day of this week.
W. W. Wlttenmyer Bpent last week
in Washington D. C, with his son,
Samuel. Mr. Wlttenmyer saw Prince
Henry while in Washington, 8am
Wittcnmyer says the Prince's pants
are too short.
Thomas Bailey of Kratzervllle, John
Schoch of nummel's Wharf, Daniel
Krebs of Dundore, Chas. Bauer, of
Globe Mills, H. M. Freed of Freeburg
and A. H. Klose of Franklin township
were cash callers at this office the. lat
ter part of last week.
Last week's Mlffllubnrg "Times"
says : The Misses Grimm and Stetler,
of Mlddleburg, who have been guests
at the home of Hon. J. Rltter for sev
eral weeks, returned home on Wednes
day, Mr. Ritter taking them over by
sleigh. The young ladles became yery
popular during their stay In our midst.
Letter to R. A. Heiser,
Dear Sir: It is your business to know
what materials to put into a house as
well as to plan it. Of course, you know
the effect of zinc on lead lnpalnt-tough-ens
It. Do you also know the greater
effect of zinc ground in.
For a painter cau't grind; he can only
mix. Devoe lead and zinc Is thorough
ly ground in oil. The result is an Inti
Your painter can only mix he cau't
grind; there's no need of grinding by
hand. He should buy lead and zinc
ground together in oil.
Devoe lead and zinc Is that; the pro
portions are sight besides. It outlasts
lead and oil two to one, and costs no
more even less; for handy-work can't
compete with machine-work.
F. W. Devoe & Co.
The Post's Life Subscription.
In order to bring the contest for a life
sudscription down to facts and figures,
we will make preparations to close it.
Up to this timo the following named
persons have filed claims for the prize.
James Shuman, Swineford.
George J. Rousb, Kreamer.
John W. Walter, Franklin twp.
John Rennlnger, Franklin twp.
In order that the contest may pro
ceed we will accept proofs of having
subscribed for the Post for certain
period. For instance, Mr. George J.
Roush has produced copy of the Post
under date of Nov. 28, 1872, showing
his name written on In ink now stain
ed by the elements of time.
Should Mr. Roush find proof of any
older dates he will be entitled to have
his date changed. He knows he has re
ceived the paper for a longer time, but
has found no evidence to prove it.
Other persons who desire to compete
for this prize should bring in proof for
the oldest date they can secure.
This will not bind them to that date
as evidence of an older date will entitle
them to a new position. Bend in your
claims and proof at once as we desire to
close the contest as soon as possible. ; 1
lilliH M-ffiti ScliooL
A Nou Enterprise in the Shape of a
Correspondence School to Teach
Ad-Writing by Mail.
The "News" of this place last week
published a criticism of a booklet issued
from this office. The criticism was
taken from the Mail Order Journal,
Chicago. The sentence containing the
words "anxious by" represents a typo
graphical error and should bo "anx.
iously", which should satisfy the most
august grammarian in the country.
Nothing has been said In these columns
up to this time concerning the corres
pondence school for teaching the art of
advertisement writing which is pro
posed to be established In Mlddleburg
for the reason that the plans had not
yet been fully enveloped. If our con
temporary had really intended to bene
fit tho town by his announcement, he
might liaye had a copy of the booklet
which would have opened his "peep
Advertising la one of the real prob
lems of the business world and to-duy
every successful business c f any pro
portions owes its success to the careful
planning and operating of a good, live,
energ -tic campaign. The need of care
ful, considerate thought and business
ability has called for special education
ldp the Hues of doing successful work
In" writing and planning advertising
matter. Only the narrow-minded can
stoop to the shameful pitfalls of propo
sing adverse criticism to a budding
enterprise of his own town that bids
fjr to be known far and wide in every
aud who knows perhaps to foreign
countries, as America is far ahead of
the Orient In advertising ideas. On ac
count of the disgraceful repetition of
the shoe factory episode, the Post
deems It a duty to explain to its read
ers the plans and purposes of this new
enterprise for Mlddleburg. Advertis
ing is not a fake, but a real genuine
business problem. Men like John
Wanamakerand other successful ad
vertisers have learned the art of doing
it successfully. Too many advertising
ship wrecks have been strewn on tae
sands of time by men who should have
taken such a course of advertisement
writing as we propose to give and are
giving now to the men and women who
have already enrolled for that purpose.
Mlddleburg is not as large as Chicago
or New York or Scranton, the home of
correspondence schools, but just as
good work can be done right from here
as from the largest place in the world.
The Utile town of Kendnllville, Iud.,
is known far and wide over this coun
try, becauso of two enterprises that
started as small as we do to-day. The
The one Is a table for a sick bed and
the other a wind pump, some of which
are placed at farm houses In this very
county. When Fred. E. Macey begnn
to make furniture in Grand Rapids,
Michigan, that town was not known
and had not even a place on the map.
Tolay Grand Rapids is tho largest
furniture manufuctu ring town in the
United States, and Fred. E. Macey is
the king of them. In his business house
alone there are employed no less than
fifty type-writers busily engaged in
answering letters and tho furniture he
manufactures can bo found iu every
town and city In the United States.
Mr. Macey started at the bottom.
We have taken the pains to examine
every ad writing course offered to the
public and we desire to say without the
spirit of boasting that the one that goes
out from Mlddleburg, Pa., is the most
complete and the most exhaustive of
fered to the public. We openly chal
lenge contradiction to this statement
The course consists of 52 lessons care
fully prepared so that any one any
where on the face of the globe can take
up and' complete as successsully as
though the student had personal in
struction at a school. Each lesson Is
worked out by the student at his own
home and sent In for personal criticism.
The work Is carefully examined and
completely criticised and returned to
the student The ideas embodied in
these lessons have received the endorse
ments of the best ad writers in the
country. And to show how they are
regarded by the best business schools
of our own state we give below the
names of five of the lending business
schools of the state of Pennsylvania
that have already adopted the course
of ad writing that bad Its Inception In
the town of Mlddleburg :
Schlssler C'ollego of Business, Xorrls
Magre's Business College, South Beth
Keller's Business College, Lewlsburg.
Willlamsport Commercial College, Wil
Pott's Shorthand College, Willuuns
port The men at the head of these schools
would not accept anything but the
very best. What better testimonial to
the worth and character of an ad writ
ing course can be secured than the
actual adoption by there schools of that
very course? On the strength of the
lessons of this ad writing course, this
instructor hns been engaged by the
"Penninn's Art Journal" of New York
City to write a series of articles on Ad
vertising, and ho has personally pre
pared advertising matter for the largest
jewelry bouse In SU Louis, rated in
Brndstreet's at several million dollars.
He has also written advertisements for
the most successful firms in New York
and Phila. and other large cities.
The newspaper publisher or uny bus
iness man who has time to find fault
with his competitor's achievements is
a self-confessor of his own weakness,
and deserves the penalty he heaps up
on himself. The busiuess man who
carefully looks after his own afiairshas
no time to find fault with a more ag
gressive or even a less aggressive com
petitor. The cowardly nnd disgraceful
attack upon the shoo factory made a
year ago, at that time Middlcburg's
only industry, is duplicated by the pro
rogation of a thrust against a develop
ing enterprise of his own town. The
criticism re-published bp the "Asp"
was originally published iu the Mail
Order Journal of Chicago, a publica
tion which had trouble only u lew
months ago with the Post Office De
partment at Washington and in order
to get help to get out of their trouble,
wrote a personal letter to the editor of
the Post under date of Aug. in, 1901,
the original of which can bo seen nt
tills ofilec at any time. The Post
furnished the required assistance nnd
the trouble wns cleared up. This shows
what was done by the Post for the
Mail Order Journal and what the latter
did for the Post. With these remarks
we will dismiss the Journal.
As advertising is a subject that
should be thoroughly understood by
every business man nnd thousands of
others who could help out business en
terprises, if they would give the matter
the proper attention nnd for the addi
tional reason that the personal inte
grity of the instructor of tho "Wngen
sellcr Advertising School" hns been as
sailed, we ask for the forbearance of our
renders for using a little more space
than usual to show what Is being done
and what should be done in a matter
of so vital importance to business de
The name and occupation of an ad-
writer is comparatively new. It is
only of recent years that tho larger de
partment stores and manufacturing
concerns have begun to employ speci
alists for doing that work. The work
is so important that the success of
many an enterprise is due to its power
ful Invectives. The ad writer is a speci
alist, as much so as a doctor or a law
yer, and the man who prepares him
self to do better work in any one line
than his fellows is the man who will
pluck the persimmons. While the
larger establishments in this country
employ and use the entire services of
an advertising man there are almost a
million houses In the United States
who need the services of an ad writer,
but can not afford to pay for their en-
tiro time. Only a few thousands of
these are being served at the present
time by ad writers at so much a month
or so much a job for a number of cus
tomers, much the same as a lawyer
contracts to do work for a dozen or
more different clients. -
If the business men ol 8nyder couu-
wuo say that advertising doea not
pay, would understand the technical
points how to make it pay, the six
newspapers of Snyder county would be
filled to overtlowing with advertise
ments, and the business men them
selves would understand that advertis
ing does pay and that prior to that
time they had failed to make It pay.
The best test of advertising Is in the
money till. We are willing to be put
to the test on this question and rmumt
every business man in Snyder county
or elsewhere to write to the Post for
full particulars. We airreo to irive free
ofchargo our services in writing and
planning advertising matter for six
months to every business man in Sny-
ler county who uses the Post as an ad
ertising medium, if contracted for
dthin thirty days from tho date of
this paper. If you follow our advira
and your busiuess does not improve
suiuclent to warrant the outlay, then
say that advertising docs uot pay.
TO SCHOOL TKACIIEK8 AND OTHKHS.
To every school teacher in Snvder
county and every other person who
lias tne ability to write good English
and possesses good common sense, we
wish to say that if you will write to
the editor of the Post and sav that
you are interested iu improving your-
sen anu want to cam two or three
times as much as you are now earning,
you will receive a prospectus of the ad
writing course, exnlnininir the wlmln
matter and when you have completed
the course, whether you follow ad
writing or not, if you do not cet twice
as much value as you have paid for,
you can claim and get your money
funded. Princely salaries are nnlil
ail writers. John Wanamaker navs
his advertising manager flO.COO a year,
more than Mr. Waiminakcr received
while he was Postmaster General.
Quite a number are receiving $T000 and
many f330O, $3000 and $4000. These
are only the best ad writers In the
country.. poorest of them m-t m
to 25 a week. Wiiat others aret is du
to their earnest work. M'.bat. ov ill
get is dependent upon vourself. The
booklet will explain the whole matter.
It is free. Write for it
In addition to the persons enrolled
from Pennslvania by the above named
Business Colleges, students have been
registered trom Illinois and Delaware.
This is certainly a remarkable showing
considering the fact that only two in
sertions of a small ad was placed in 15
or 20 of the largest daily newspapers of
the country, and that only within the
past thirty days for the first time. Mid-
dleburgh need not lie ashamed of her
advertising school, because it gives tho
most complete course of instruction lu
advertisement writing, Planning and
Management now offered to the public.
If those ititerested will write us, we
will cheerfully furnish further evi
dence of what has been here set forth,
Kportof tliB Condition of Hie First Nutlonnl
Bank of .MliMleljiir-li. nt MliMlrburtrh, In the
State of I'i'imsylviuilii, ut tUc close of business
Feb 2 VM :
.nans mid iIIhwiiiiioi f J15.8o3.Tl
Overclr.ilis, wruri'd and unveeiired... .
U.S. Honilstiiwciiri'cmiilaMiin 33,(100.00
1'. S. Itonds to secure) l S. Ii'istt8....
I'. s. HoiHls on linmt
Premiums on U. 8. llomls
con my H.iirIs ,
Stocks, HisMirll It's, etc j ftAOO
HanKliiK-housc, fnrtiltitrc, anil tlxtiires 15,375.00
oilier real estate ami mnrk'uK'1 owned
Duo from National llanksuiot Uesurve
Due from Shilc Hanks ami bunkers .... av5 ss
Due from approver! reservo agents C6.sn.ffl
Checks and oilier cash Hems ?207
Notes of other National Hanks 215.00
KrucUon.il paper currency, nlckles, and
Lawk i. Monky Uk-skhvh in Bank
U'KiU-temler notes S.Jeo.oi 17,086.75
Keuemptlon mud with I', s. Treasurer
(5 per ceuu of circulation) 1,650.00
Capital stock paid In 5n,0nann
Surplus Fund Al.OOOOO
Undivided profits, loan expenses and
taxes paid 25 5111
National Bank notes outstanding xi.i.no
Due toother National banks. ra n
Due to State Banks and Hankers 1 et in
Dividends unpaid jin go
Individual deposits subject
to cheek 21,TJ1.53)
Demand certlrlcatcs of Ue- 2t0,m 91
posit 21,fl08Jl )
Notes and lulls redlscounted
STATU OK PENNSYLVANIA.!
SNYDKH t'Dl'N'l'Y, IW:
I, J. N. THOMPSON. Jr.. rxshlerof the aKr
named bank, do solemnly swear that the above
statement Is true to the best of my kuowiedra
J. N. THOMPSON, Jr..aahler,
Subscribed and sworn to before me this ut
day of March 112.
J. 0. WEISER. Notary PubUo.
CORKXCT Attest !
O. ALFltED SCHOCH. '
W. W.WITT ENMYBB,