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A Fanlly Jaaraal, Devotee U leva, Seleses, Art, Political tommy aad Carreat Uttratare.
Bates Om DolUr Per Aaaan, la Adraace
MIDDLEBTJRGH SNTDER COUNTY PENNA. APR 3 1902
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session of court th held
Ls 5c a yard and sugar 5o
to remain single," said
fclor. "Then you bad better
replied the married man.
full He of 8vy,ton bM foT
Misses and Children, call at K.
low who boasts that he has
..n disappointed In love bas
r been stuck on himself.
L.l Countr Sunday School
I Ion will hold its annual con
st Millhelm on the 8th of Apr.
Lrcliant who advertises has all-
fnicthiug to offer. Bead Bun-
tut Reduction Ad In the Peer.
LderBillmyer, of Montour, has
Ud himself as a candidate for
L, to succeed the late Congress'
WoRPDseller's Millinery is the
r Ladies to satisfy their tastes
Millinery art Store North
Doos fob Balk. Four full
Gordon seljer bird dogs are of
iirivate sale. Address,
E. G. Winey, awinetora, ra.
c a nice line of most stylish
rv iroods on hand, the most at-
eio be found. K. A. Wagen-
Indiana man who had been
g for fifty years and who was
t to have been murdered bas
up married.' Great are the ac-
isuuieuts of fate.
h Ruukle's ad. in this week's
Boy's Suits reduced from f4 to
A general reduction on all goods
brce the first two weeks in April,
4-3-2t ; -
High Grade Pen and Ink Portrait,
tlO, from your photo, ready for
lie for one dollar. You will be
Btisfied. It's a creation. Write
V, photo returned.
Box 65, Elkhabt, Ikd.
Pittsburg widow who proiwsed
cheers for the pastor who jilted
ust after prayer, may have con-
Li somebody had something to be
bnAL Hotel fob Sale. The
Hotel in Middleburg is offered
ivato sale on easy terms. For par-
lire address, H. Burns Smith,
New Kensington, Pa.
V. Aurand of this place wishes to
the merchants of the county to
e their orders for Levi Smith's
lity and Water White oil and lu
ting oil until his wagon arrives.
kiT. March 21st, a yellow leather
el was lost between Sellnsgrove
Verdilla. Reasonable reward will
ii for its recovery. Send lnforma-
to Miss Cary Willis, Middleburgh,
pdcacon Badcliff of the Episcopal
kh of Selinsgrove delighted his
nee with an Interesting talk Sun
Jftftornoon in the Court Uouse of
jplaoe. He Is pleasing and courteous
those who heard him, hope to have
tlensure of hearing him often.
kdlvsl Come to our Milllnerv
king Tuesday, April 8th, when you
see every thing, that will Interest
in Spring Millinery. Do not forget
pate. Respectfully Yours.
Misses Ulrich & Osmun.
lnett Bros, offer a large assortment
oes 50 per cent off. Some are odd
others slightly out of style. That
fj we want to get rid of them. We
setting an entire new stock of sty
Ml on A. . Soles In his new shav
knd hair cutting parlor for your
f cleaned with a refreshing sham'
"a a clean towel to eacb natron
fie north side of Market square op
e Central Hotel Satisfaction guar
Mnctt Bros, have taken possession
heUMHon m nop b4va m A T-vvm 41t aa n
ptt is In Phils, this week buying
Roods. The new srooda will arrive
latter part of the week. . They ex-
io carry a complete line of merch-
K Everybody is Invited to call
mer they buy or not -
ttha Conch ul wrks ta CM
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FLITTING TO AND FRO.
Tba llavlai Pppalact ChaaginglBg for Better
MOVING AWAY FROM TOWN.
John F. Smith from Swloeford to
Kreamer, Isaac Stimeling from back of
town to Bitter, Millard Hasslnger and
family to Warren county, Harvey
isowereox to LwisDurg, Henry li.
Iliejtle. Frank Kechrial. Joe Cielan and
J. B. Roth rock to Lewistown, James
BnooK to uenvertown, Allium Musser
to Klpple, ltlair county, Flmon I. Her
rold from Franklin to Milton, Hay
mond KaU to Harrisburgn
MOVING INTO TOWN.
A. K. Gift. Esq.. from Lincoln, Neb..
who has been away for 12 years, Geo.
C Stuck, the Kreamer blacksmith, in
to win. r. r-eese's nouse, jonn j.
llamer trom Troxelvll e to Swlneford
iuto the house bought of Jas. B. Enter
line, George Musser from Washington
twp. to Franklin, Isabella Boush from
to the house bought of A E. Soles.
Jonathan Bingamau from Centre twp.
to U. A. Schoch's farm vacated by
Jas. Snook, Henry Mengle from Mt.
rieasant Mills to rroinoiiotary snin
del's farm, Jamos Leitzel from Perry
township into H. B. Biegle's bouse,
J. A. Mengel from Mt Pleasant Mills,
Anthony Walter from Union county
to West Market St., Israel Shawyer
from Adams township, John Bogers
from Harrisburg, Mrs. Kline from Cen
treyllle to the house vacated by Hay
mond ICatz, John Shannon from his
fnrmto Swiueford, Curtin Bowersox
from his farm near the Red Bridge to
his home on West Market Street, H.
Milton Amig from Washington twp.
to his house In Franklin, 8. F. Hack
enburg from Suydertown to Midleburg
H. H. Grimm to the house vacat
ed by James Bowesox, Albert Edward
Soles to the house vacated by H. H.
Oriium, Mrs. Lewis Miller to Swine
ford, Calvin Bingaman from Joesphat
Walter's to James P. Smith's house.
George E. Specht from th Molser
house to Joseph Clelan's, Jame Ituw
ereox from West Market St to lloury
B, Biegle's house, Herman It ltcnn
inger to Henry Miller's house, Joseph
Dreese and Clarence Graybill to the
new house built by W. W. Wittenmy
er at the bridge on Sugar St., Lewis
Troup from East Franklin to Shanon's
farm, Chas. H, Walter to the house
be bougbtrrom Unas. a. oieuer, rrana
W. Snecht to Fred Smith's house. I.
H. Bowersox moywl his confectionery
from A. K. Gift's to the room in O. A.
Schoch's house. Mrs. Jacob Hassing
er to Paul Billhardt's house, C. H.
Dunkelberger to the house opposite J.
F. Stetler's. Adam Howell from Bobt
Shambach's to West Market St.,Foster
Smith to Beaver's, Seth Winey to W.
W. Wittenmyer's house, Boyd Stetler
and Foster Btegle to the new houses
they erected in East Franklin, Milton
Derr to Geo. Smith's house. George
Walter to his home in Franklin, Amos
Bowersox from Shlndel's farm to H
H. Benninger's house in Franklin,
Geo. E. Snecht chancres his watron
maker's shop to Joe Clelan's lot where
ho moved, Win. Smith moved into
Morris Erdiey 's bouse.
A FEW FLU'S ABOUT THE COUNTY.
W. H. Bover from Salem to Krea
mer, Nathaniel Trewitz from Freeburg
to Mt Pleasant Mills, Daniel Hacken
burg from Troxelvllle to Milroy, Lin
coln Zieber from Middlecreek to Bea
vertown, J. J). Aibogast to Beaver
Springs, Amelia Stroub from Shadel to
Kicbneid, James u. blook irom uea
ver Springs, to Benfer P. O.. A. E.
Aucker from Verdilla to Chulasky,
Geo. A. Brosious from Mt Pleasant
Mills to Northumberland. J. L. Gray'
bill from Richfield to New Holland,
Lancaster Co., Catharine Shrawder
from Port Treverton to Iran Kiln twp.,
Levi ltnirer from Pallas to Selinsgrove,
J. L. Brubaker and A. S. Brubaker
from Chapmah to Harper, Ivans , Sam
uel Wagner from Chapman to Nanti
coke, John B. Bamer from Selinsgrove
The Officers of the Lewistown Divis
ion are considering the matter of
changing the time of the afternoon train
leaving Sunbury for Lewjstown. They
would like to know whether it would
suit the people along the line better to
have the tram leave Sunbury at 6:25 p.
m. instead of 2:15 p. m. We think that
the change would be' an improvement
over the present arrangement, as at
present, no one can leave a station on
this division and go any further than
Sunbury or Lewistown and get back
the same day. Under the other ar
rangement, a trip could be made as far
as Lock Haven, Mt Camel, Wilkes
barre, Harrisburg and intervening
stations and return the same day. One
could leave Philadelphia at noon and
get home the same. day. Middleburg
should have this train and so should
every town along the road, but as Be
llnsgrove would not be satisfied without
an afternoon train, and Middleburg,
tie county seat, needs the afternoon
train to accommodate the people fiom
the East who have a few minutes busi
ness here, instead of running the after
noon train only to Sellnsgrove,' it
should run at least to Middleburg.
an m mm aav
Uae iumI tirlndlns atak
Devoe Lead and Zlno Paint wear twice
id In a day. No cure, no pay. Price as long as lead and oil mixed by hand
fots. v . tf.1 . 11-21-ly.
Mrs. Joseph Bowee is visting her son
in New York City.
Hon. J. A. Lumbard was at the
county seat Monday. v
Miss Carey WUlls visited friends at
8elinsgrove last week.
J. B. Enterline of Riverside was at
the county seat over Sunday.
Miss Isabella Snyder of Sunbury
spent Easter with her parents.
C. H. Wenrich of Verdilla dropped
in to pay his subscription Saturday.
James Kline who has been working
in Virginia, is visiting his family here.
William Smith of Perry township
was at the county seat Monday morn
Edw. M. Greene and wife spent a
few days with W. W Wlttenmyer and
One of N. A. Bowes' childreu is sick
with scarlet fever and the house is
M. MUlner of Kants is in Philadel
phia aud New York this week buying
new goods for his store.
Theodore Bow, of Kreamer, who this
spring retired from fanning, was at
the county seat Saturday.
Mrs. Frank S. Blegcl has been seri
ously 111 for the past week. She has
symptoms of Typhoid fever.
Fleming Bower of Lewisburg spent
Easter in this place with his grand'
mother, Mrs. Catherine Bower.
Mrs. Geo. W.Wagenseller and daugh
ter, Esther, fcpeut several days last
week with her sister at Sunbury.
We learn that our friend and sub
scriber, David Steinlnger has moved
from Loch lei to Northumberland.
Samuel Maurer, one of the most sub
stantial citizens of Washington town
ship was at the county seat Saturday.
Prot. Blchart Lloyd Schroyer, Prin
cipal of the publio schools of SehW
grove, was at the county seat Monday.
Wilmer and Bryce Harter of Sunbury
spent Easter with their grand parents,
Dr. J. W. Orwlg and wife at this place.
Clyde O. Smith of Herndon and his
two brothers of Sellnsgrove were at the
county seat Monday afternoon between
trains when the former took out letters
administration on estate of his father,
Benjamin J. Smith.
John D. Lenig of Pallas, Joseph Stef-
fen of Schnee, J. W. Fisenhaur, Kissi
mee, and Peter G. Stahl were cash cal
lers last week.
S. P. Sampsell of Kreamer, one of our
most prompt paying subscribers, drop
ed in Saturday to compliment the
Mrs. James P. Smith attended the
funeral of a little grand child, the in
fant of her daughter, Laura, at Eliza'
Miss Laura Schauibach, who has
been employed at the Sunbury Silk
Mill, is spending a few days at home
w ith her mother.
Chief Burgess John F. Stetler has
moved the rear portion of his residence
back from the main building to make
room for a new addition.
W. W. Wittenmyer and Mr. Gellnct
went to Philadelphia Monday morning
to lay in a stock of new goods for the
new firm of Gellnet Brothers.
Misses Bertha Seebold and Eva
Steinlnger visited Miss Eva Seebold
at Sunbury last week and took in
"Florodora" at the Opera House.
I. IL Bowersox will now have his
confectionery store and ice cream par
lor in Hon. G. A. Schoch's room re
cently vacated by Haymond Katz.
Geo. J. Scuoch of Sellnsgrove and his
son, Dr. J. C. Schoch of New Ulmn,
Minn., Monday were the guests of
County Treasurer Benneville Smith.
James E. Mageee of Kreamer and
Mr. Freed of Liverpool took account of
stock for the transfer of W. W. Wltten
myer's store goods to the Gelnett bro
thers. f -
H. BurnsSmlth of the New Kensing
ton National Bank was in this place
Friday and Saturday of last week look-
ing after the Central Hotel property,
which is now offered at private sale.
The following united with the Evan.
Lutheran Church Easter morning
Thomas J. Specht and wife, Mrs. Lew
is Miller, John Shipton and Leroy
Stetler; Misses Marion Schoch, Bertha
Seebold, Bessie Smith, Blanche Swarti
and Eva Steinlnger.
Uh'a Wsrk Eadel
Charles Boush, an aged citisen of
Freeburg, departed this life on Monday
morning, March 24, from consumption,
after an Illness covering six months or
more. He was aged 79 years, 9 months
and 11 days.
He was born in Peun township, June
13, 1822, and baptized August 17, 1822,
by the Bev. Mr. Schmidt He was
confirmed In the Lutheran faith by the
Rev. C. C. Miller, at his own request
shortly before be died. He was married
to Matilda, daughter of the late Jona
than Straub, which union was blest
with four children, three sons and one
daughter, of whom only the daughter,
Mrs. F. 8. Boyer, of Lawton, Mich.,
The deceased was a stoue mason by
trade, and a fair mechanic, and was
known and worked as such over all the
nearby counties. There are a few
homes in Freeburg and vicinity which
have not some specimens of his handi
work within their confines, but hunt
ing and trapping was his chief delight
and he roamed over all the montain-
ous sections of this and adjoining
counties in quest of game. It was a
rare time when his premises did not
shelter one or more wild specimens of
his skill as a trapper, and probably
there was no one person of his time in
the county who prepared and sold more
pelts than he, the result of his success
as a hunter.
The funeral took place Thursday
morning, aud was conducted by Rev.
C. C. Miller. J. H. Arbogast directed
the obsequies. Interment in L. A It
Lucy Edna, a daughter of Henry
Riegel, of Washington township, died
on Tuesday, aged 6 years. She had
been sick with measles and pneumonia
set in and was the immediate cause of
bet death. The funeral services were
conducted by Bev. C. C. Miller. P. L.
HaJus directed the obsequies. Inter
ment In Falrvlew Cemetery Thursday
BENJAMIN J. SMITH.
The above named resident of Penn
township died last Wednesday and was
Interred in Wagenseller's Union Ceme
tery Saturday. Obsequies in the Se
llnsgrove Beformed church. During
the civil war, Mr. Smith was a member
of Capt George W. Byan'B company,
F, 131st, P. V. I. The deceased was a
brave soldier and participated in the
battles of Fredericksburg and Channel
lorsville. The funeral was under the
auspices of Capt Davis Post, 143 G. A.
It, of which organization Comrade
Smith was an honored and faithful
Letter to Henry Dietrich,
MlDDLEBUBQ II, PA.
Dear Sir : Buckland, Main, is a sea
coast town : hard place for paint About
seventeen years ago, Farrand, Spear
& Co., Rockland, began with Devoe,
Their first sale to paint the Farringtou
residence, well known there.
Mr. Farrand says the house appears,
Irom the street, to be well painted now,
and has never been repainted.
We should like to know more defl
nltely about a' Job of paint that has
lasted seventeen years on a sca-sldc
house. It Is the longest time we have
had a report on.
Lead and oil lasts three years a first-
rate Job and nobody says it lasts long'
er. We are content to say that Devoe
lead and zlno lasts twice as long: but
we know of houses innumerable, on
which our paint has exceeded six years,
F. W. Devoe & Co.
W. W. Wittenmyer has transferred
bis store to the Geludt brothers, and
the latter gentlemen took possession on
Apr.lstTheWittenmyers have been in
the mercantile business in this town for
almost seventy five years, longer than
any other family in Central Penn.
During this time they have occupied
the same corner where their fine busi
ness block now stands. The business
was established in 1823 by the late Sam
uel Wittenmyer and was conducted by
him until 1870 when his son, Waldo
Wittenmyer, entered the firm. This
partnership of Samuel Wittenmyer &
Son was continued until 1889 when the
senior member of the firm retired. From
1889 until until now W. W. Witten
myer conducted the business. We wish
the new proprietors the success which
their predecessors enjoyed for so many
By Lady Caak, ate Ttantasce Claflla of Undoa
Sujh Is the heading of a great Lon
don Daily in its relation of the claims
of two poor women under the "Work
men's Compensation Act which have
just been tried at the Merthyr County
"Maria Jones claimed against the
Dowlals Iron Company, as personal re
presentative of D. W. Thomas, collier,
sixteec, whowss killed on April 5th,
at one of the respondent's coal-pits, by
a fall of the roof. Respondents objected
that the relationship between applicant
and deceased (a natural son) was not
legitimate, and his honour, having re
gard to the ruling in Dickenson and the
North Eastern Railway Company, dis
missed the claim.
"In the matter of Ann Prosser and
Messrs. Hills, Plymouth Colliery Com
pany applicant claimed ou account of
the loss by death through an accident
of Rees Prosser. She had been married
to the deceased twelve years, and lived
with him until his death, but, being
the sister of the deceased's wife, was
not his lawful wife. On that ground
the claim failed. In both cases sums
of ten pounds paid into court by the
respondents for funeral expenses were
ordered to be paid out and no expenses
We quote the foregoing as two per
tinent instances of the brutality of our
laws in such cases, and of the need of
a sweeping redress. For years we have
publicly advocated the legal recogni
tion of all parental relationship wheth
er legitimate or otherwise, and have
pointed out that the cruel disabilities
of a woman who marries her deceased
sister's husband, are based upon an ex
tremely doubtful interpretation of a
passage in Leviticus. Unfortunately,
the Bill for legalizing marriage with a
deceased wife's sister, although passed
triumphantly through the "Commons"
by overwhelming majorities, was de
feated in the "Lords" mlxiy through
the action of the Lords Spiritual. With
a few honourable exceptions the Bight
Reverend and Most Bevereud gentle
men, after the maimer of a Traders'
Uniou, combined in a solid phalanx
for the preservation of theological con
celts against moral and civil equity
and natural rights. Bishop who were
strangeis to the very door-keepers or
who seldom occupied their episcopal
benches, rushed to Westiminster with
Indecent haste to block the latest effort
in the cause of freedom. We owe these
purblind legislators few thanks for any
thing they have ever doue, aud least
of all for this, and we are well assured
that whatever the duration of their ec
clesiastical power may be, their secular
authority Is fast approaching Its end.
The handwriting is on the wall and
can be read by him who runs. The
fair spirit and goodsensoof the Eng'
lish people are already in rebellion
against the mediaeval pretensions of
priestly peers, and every legislative
success of theirs against the liber
ties of the nation will only hasten their
Parlimentary extinction. But for their
so swelling the minority it was able to
outvote the majority of tho secular
Lords over the lust Bill. Mrs. Aim
Prosser would have received substanti
al compensation from Messrs. Hills for
her husband's death, whereas the poor
woman lias had to pay his funeral ex
penses and has been probably ruined
by the costs of prosecuting her claims.
All this may be strictly in accordance
with the ordinary notions of employ,
era and capitalists, but for the Right
Reverends and Most Reverends, this Is
"to visit the widows and fatherless in
their affliction" with a vengeance, and
utterly opposed to the apostolic teach
ings. There is a largo party in this
country which desires to consider mar
riage as a purely civil contract for mere
mutual convenience, to be dissolved by
mutual consent if deslied, and the Bi
shops have given practical emphasis to
this doctrine, and have decided that
those who have been "united In holy
matrimony" may, notwithstanding,
have no relation to each other.
Merthyr Is the chief industrial centre
of the Welsh principality, and conse
quently should contain no small num
ber of "Illegitimates." There must be
hundreds of mothers there in the same
position as Maria Jones before her un
fortunate boy was crushed to death by
the falling roof of a coal-pit The boy
appears to have been the mainstay of
his mother who was neither maid,
wife, nor widow. To console her for
the loss of her son the law Informs her
that he was toot legally related to her,
and therefore it Is preposterous for her
to claim under the act specially enact
ed for that purpose. And yet, we are
gravely told by commentators II ka
uiackatone that Christianity is Inter
woven with the law and constitution,
and forms a serious part of them. We
should be glad to know where It came
in in this lustance. The rleh Dowlals
Iron Company will have to be careful
of the lives aud limbs of their legiti
mately born employees, but as for the
illegitimate they will probably hence
forth form the forlorn hope of their
works aud of every other dangerous In
dustry, and, in spite of the Workman's
Act may be exposed to accidents with
the utmost recklessness without any
fear of lines, mulcts, or compensation.
In this respect our legislators Iiuva
made a serious omission which should
le remedied without delav. Thev have
even retroocded from the elementary
principle of our Angle-Saxon forefath
ers in which the "wereglld" was paid
to the "natural" relatives of tho de
ceased, as is proved by "The Ancient
Laws of England," published long ago
by the Record Commissioners.
At present the state of the law res
pecting bastardy and marriage with a
deceased wife's sister, is a scandal to
Eugland as an intelligent and Christian
country. The two cases inentioued
will be multiplied a thousandfold. Ar
tificial ties are hereby declared to be
superior to natural ones, so that a son
is no relation of his mother's, nor a
a husband of his wife's. The whole
thing Is too Indecently tolerated, too
cruel to be passed unnoticed, and too
mischievous to lie continued. Wo pro
tested against it again and again, and
have a kiud word to say tor the illegi
timates In our latest work, "The Chil
dren of Scorn." We appeal to every
true-hearted man and woman to join
in our crusnde against social Injustice
and the oppression of tho pxr. Nor do
we offer any apology for returning to
the subject again lu this paper, for so
long as the uleuding hearts of mothers
aud wives are wounded afresh by tho
iniijuitle of depravsd and n orstrous .
laws, we shall continue to appeal aud
pray for justice.
Gone To Bt A Soldier.
Far away in a western tent,
To be a soldier he has gone.
Now scrying In a regiment,
Far from his beloved home.
For three loin; vears he went nu-nv
To serve his country true, "V
Some day we'll hear the people say
That he wus a hero. too.
He was a member of the baud,
And played a tenor horn,
But the last shake of bis hand,
Made us all feel quite forlorn.
He was his father's only son,
His mother's hope and joy.
A loving sister, only one,
Had this patriotic boy.
Oh ! how hard it must lie to leave,
A sweetheart, young and fair,
But alas, the time come we believe,
That her sorrows yet he'll share.
We pray lie can all harm dodge,
While to lie a wnldier he has gone.
Aud Ood will o'er him watch,
And again lead him safely home.
Charles O. .Slmnibach.
JnNt aa a Flr
spreads lu dry grass and weeds, so does
an inflanmtioii of tho throat the re
suit of a cold grew down into the sen
sitive airpassnge of the lungs. The old,
like the lire, should be promptly dealt
with. When you begin to cough, use
Allen's Lung Balsam. It will certainly
heal the sore throat and lungs and it
may save you from consumption.
ROCKEFELLERS GET Ju.ooo.ooo.
Two of the big Rockefeller companies
Standard Oil aud Consolidated Gas
one day last week declared $21,500,
000 In dividends to the lucky persons
who own stock in these coritorations.
Of this amount, $20,500,000 represents
the Staudard Oil dividend of 20 ier
cent on the ? 1,000,000,000 of capitaliza
tion, while the gas company will dis
burse f 1,500,000 to its stockholders.
John D. Rockefeller, with his brother,
William, owns a controlling interest or
$55,000,000, In Standard Oil stock, so
that he received that day cash $.s,000,
000. William will get a paltry $3,000,
000. Ledscht Aukst war cs elf yar das
der Bachman shue for kaufft hut su all
all Shnyder Kounty and Northumber
land Kouuty. Now uff cm nakscht
Midwuch aud Dunncrschdaug dut ar
Millinery and Notions slharta and hut
for fluuisl do shenuhta heet lu dqr
weldt und en Trimmer fun Nl Yorg
das net gabutta si con, Don Kum alia
Lcld and Sane Enl und won es gUck
lich gate wella mer niae breef schrlva.
W. D. Bahcman,
425 Market St, Sunbury, P.