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MIDDLEBUEGH, SNYDER CO., PA., SEPTEMBER 5, 1895.
aEMIDDLEBURQH POST HAS THE "LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY WEEKLY PAPER PUBLISHED IN Tills CuliXTV.
SMSof LOOAL INTEREST
(lie First of Soptombor came iu
liie .union ran is iu i'iuif
mitl Bolender was a Dnnvillo
Iter over Sunday
Llyousootho eclipse ou Tues
le you going to the Lowistown
vil.iv is the lust day for tie
intntion of voters.
Uters are now in season. The
mouths liavo co'no again.
U. E1. Bower of Renovu lias
visiting relatives in Swiueford
Jo are indebted to Reporter
o of tho Sunbury Daily for fav
Is. Theodore Walter, of Akron,
is visiting at her parental home
U Freeburg Musical College
a very successful term ou last
Is9. Kate Meiser of Olobo Mills
r-J James Dienier and family
lues M. VanZaudthas put down
' brick pavement in front of bio
Rathfon and Wtu. Gutelius
Lvr Berlin were county seat vis-
I Sun Jay.
Q. Edgar Hassing.r raised
pecks of potatoes from the
nffqf pre,potatp. .,. ,
officers and members of the
rt's Sunday School bold their
ill picnio on Monday.
Selinsgrove Basoball team
turday in a five-inning game
ted Liverpool by a score of G
Azarah Kreegerwas the guest
daughter, Mrs. Hummel, at
grove for several days during
tor George Washington Burns
Williamstown Times and wifo
Sunday with the hitter's par-
t this place.
thew Stanley Quay Kaufl'man
uame given to a sou born last
lay morning to Mr. and Mrs.
bii KauQ'uiau at Lewisburg.
Sylvesta Forrey is being en-
ped by her Middleburch
while on an eastern trip
per home in Michigan.
est Homo Services were held
Reformed church on Sunday
The Pastor preached a
uteresting aud appropriate
ir J Ulsh, Win. VonNeida and
Hare of the University, So
lve and Agent Grant Bolig of
fe rode to town on their
M have a friend or relative
nk ought to be a weekly
Kf the Post, send us the
M address and thus aid us
fiag a new subscriber.
HI., Emma and Mamie flaf.
Howard Marks, all of this
left for Chester Springs
f Orphan School on Monday.
irloughs have expired.
Swiueford and family of
urg and Dauiol Klecknor
'ly of Swongel after an ex-
visit to our neighbor D. T.
loft or their homes on Sun-
Edgar Smith liiiflliAnn iliu.
a teacher at the Univer-
w given as the reason, that
id to marry more than one
' least tnere is a breach of
suit on the string. Settta
Pteinhnr farm nt
fonday the 23rd. It promises
largest court that has been
iweral years as there have
P wy eases postponed on ac-
lot;. Vtr:b , 1333. tltl, Aaru. . UM.
will power The mil-
Good clean timothy seed for sale
by Sttiuinger Bro's.
The tallest muu does not always
Hotel Shikelliiuy closed for this
Paul Johnston of Harrisburg cal
lod at this ollico Monday.
Read S. Wois advertiseuient in
this bvue, it may interest you.
Clyde Hoddens of Washington
ville, is visiting at J. F. Stetlcr's.
Special sale of Dress Goods at
Weis', Selinsgrove on Saturday,
September 7th. t .
Register and Recorder Shind
and wife paid a visit to B, F. Stroub
at Talks on Sunday.""
M. Millner's store at Eantz will be
closed on Thursday, September 19th
and Saturday, September 29th.
R. Guusborgoi's store v. ill be clos
ed on Thursdaj-, Sept. 10th and Sat
urday. Sept. 2'.)th on account of He
Elmer Zechmau who resides half
way between Middleburgh and Con
trevillo has raised a tomato that
weighs 1 pounds.
Anybody in need of Orchard-grass
Seed, will do well by calling ou
Gko. X. EliDLY,
Tho Masonic Lodge met at Selins
grove on Monday evening, M. Mill-
ncr of Kantz was taken through a
"course of sprouts."
The Democratic convention on
Monday forgot to say anything
about the Into Congress. PerhapB
it is too insignificant.
If you want to purchase any Dresb
Goods of any kind attend the spec
ial sale at Wois', Selinsgrove on Sat
urday, September 7th and save mon
ey by it.
The Sunbury Poor district has
nine children, boys and girls, from
one year up to l'i years of age. They
will be put out to any person desir
ing one. For particulars call on or
address V. A. Kodle, Sunbury, Pa.
Notice. My wife, Mrs. Sadie
Bowersox has deserted my habita
tion without cause on my part. All
persons are warned not to furuish
or sell her anything on my account
as I will pay no bills of her contract.
Geo. A. Boweiihox.
Penns Creek, Ba., Aug. 29, 1895.
We regret that we wore absent
last week when II. W. Hummel of
Northumberland and Rev. Jacob
Yutzy of Selinsgrove called upon us.
Mr. Hummel is in the coal business
and always gives 2210 pounds for a
ton and Rev. Yutzy has just accept
a new chair in Susquebanna Univer
sity. We publish this week the portrait
and sketch of A. W. Gill, the winner
of the Post's First Prize of a Scholar
ship at the Bloomsburg State Nor
mal School. The sketch is syn
onymous with the triumph of zeal
and energy. The portrait of W. I.
Zechman, the winner of the second
prize will appear shortly. '
AI.IIKUT W. till.!,.
The WlnniT of flu1 1'iw-r'it ;roat sclioliir.ililp
ALBERT W. GILL
The Skttch of a Yoitni Ja;
JIa Jlore l'lnck ami I'trnt t't
ranee than any Other in the (mn
ty. It affords tho Post a great deal
of pleasure this wot-k to present the
portrait of Albei t W. Gill of Mid
(lleswartb, tho winner of tho Post's
first prize of a scholarship at
Bloomsburg State Normal School
for two full terms. Tho contest ban
awakened such n wido spread in
terest that all tho readers will be
be glad to kuow more about this
giant endowed with invincible oner
gj. A. W. Gill was bom iu Adams
Township, Snyder county, Nov.
27th, 1H(W and hence, he is neatly 20
fears of ago. Albei t is the second
eon of a family of five' childroif. His
j father died in 1892 and his mother
is still living and resides with the
subject of this sketch. The parents
were never ablo to send their chil
dren away to school and now
through the liberality of the Post,
an educational career will bo start
ed by this promising young man.
His education has been limited to
the product of the public school
system. Even this was not at all
times permissablo. His father was
a blacksmith and needed help dur
ing tho winter. Albert was called
upon as soon us ho was strong
enough to handle the largo hammer.
At the ago of 12 years ho was hir
ed out on u farm and continued his
work for nine succeeding summers,
during six of which he gave half of
his earnings to his father and used
the other half for clothing.
In the Spring of 1H90 Albert left
Snyder couuty and located near
Bellevue, Ohio. For four months he
worked ou a farm for Harrison
Kline, a Snyder county mau. With
the best recommendation from Mr.
Kline, he found employment with
the Lake Shore and Michigan
Southern Railroad and remained
with them until the cold December
storms came. One day while Albert
was sitting on a bank eating his
frozen meal, ho came to tho con
elusion mat nnyacr couuty was
good enough for him and ho return
ed to his parents' home in Adams
township. Albert nt tended tho
Spring term 1H91 at Central Penn
sylvania College and was there in
the Spring of 1H92 for 3 weeks when
he was called home on account of
the sickness of his father. Albert
has taught for four scholastic years
and success has always crowned his
From the very outsot of this con
test his ambition was fired and his
zeal hastened him to all parts of
this county and even to Union coun
ty. He traveled over a larger
amount of territory thau a., . other
contestant in the raco. From the
time the preliminary announcement
was made to the closing day of the
contest he was on his feet traveling
from one end of the county to the
other from early in the morning till
twelve, one and two o'clock at night.
So thoroughly was he imbued with
the idea that he must win this prize
or be forever debarred from the ad
vantages of a Normal school course
that he was driven to rob himself of
sleep and to sacrifice many a per
sonal pleasure. Such pluck and
perse verenee is a raiity and ho
whose soul so thirsts for knowlidgr
and a peep into the realms of high
er education deserves a greater re
ward than has falleu to his lot. We
are not exaggerating iu the least
when we say ho has more giiiuiin
pluck than any other young man we
know. To meet tho storms and
struggles incident to the pursuits
of a higher education is not entirely
foreign to the experience of the
writer aud bunco he viows with
greater pride the brilliant achieve
incuts of our young hero. Wo know
that his face is latuiliar to n luro
portion of our readers and Unit
overy word we sny in commendation
to his invincible zeal is echoed and
re-echoed by all who know him.
When his lank, lean form first ap
peared about this ofiice we little
di earned that ho would win even the
second prize. It required but u few
weeks for us to seo how badly wo
were deceived. His manner proved
to bo tho Very essence of success
and we allude to it here as much for
the purpose of setting up an ex
ample for others as wo do to com
mend a meritorious action. Natur
ally he engendered some hatred and
jealousy. He is not alone in this
misfortune. This is but an evidenco
of his perseverance and his loyalty
to himself, a duty which no honest
man can safely disregard. Besides
his loyalty to himself ho has shown
an unfaltering trust to tho interests
of his benefactor, tho Middleburgh
Post. He has brought to us us
many new subscribers as all the
other contestants combined AThis
is a remarkable record. We are
glad to note that our 6fu U to start
young men ou au educational ca
reer hare not been entirely in vain.
When ho yoes to Bloomsburg ho
gets into good handstand the
Bloomsburg sc hool gets a specimen
of pluck in colossal proportions.
Our best wishes are generously
tendered to him iu his career for ed
Prof. Paul IJilllinnlt this week
sold 2 heads of cabbage that weigh
cl 12! and l:! pounds respectively
after tho roots and leaves had all
been trimmed olf.
William Welsh of Philadelphia,
who several years ugo accompanied
a ear load of fresh air children to
this county, is now visiting at John
KeuningerV, East of this place.
N. T. Dundoro of Dundoro and
D.ivid Sholly of Selinsgrove wero in
town on Monday. Mr. Dundoro whb
granted letters of administration in
the Estate of Isaac A. Eyer, lato of
Win. S. Arbogast of Selinsgrove
has moved to MifHintown this week
where ho has bought u Hardware
Store. Mr. Arbogust is a congenial
gentleman, a courteous fellow and
an upright business mau.
Prof. A. W. Gill will teach school
this wintor aud will tako advautago
of his prize scholarship at Blooms
burg, beginning in tho Fall Term of
189(5. Ho will then completo tho
course, which will probably require
A special train will leave Sunbury
on Friday morning for Lowistown
passing Middleburg about 7 a. m.
Special trains will leave Lowistown
at 10 P. M. both Thursday and Fri
day evenings ou tho S. and L. Di
vision. Tickets will bo sold at half
Peter Garman and wifo of Fre
mont and Mrs. David Garman of
Richfield on Monday started for
Bristol, Indiana. Thoy will visit
Elkhart and perhaps cross the Rock
ies to see the sights of Washington
and Oregon. The Post wishes thorn
a pleasant journey.
The following teachers were
elected by the Monroe Twp. school
board : Huniinel's Wharf, E. P. Roh-
bach ; App's, Win. Jarrett ; Fisher's,
Wm. Hendricks; Hummers, John
Geist ; Beaver's, S. P. Huff i Gran
ger's Hollow, Chas. Shaffer ; Shamo
kin Dam High School, Miss Jennie
Wendt i Primary, Wm. Kuhn.
edi. mm mil w
James Magee of Philadelphia has
purchased tho store at Kreamcr
from the estato of J. A. Smith. Pos
session will bo given on Oct. 1st.
II. R. Bickhart and his son in law.
A. E. Soles of Lewistown have pur
chased the barber outfit of P. ('.
If art man for 90. Mr. Hnrtmau will
succeed his brother iu the hotel
business and Mr. Soles will become
tho now barber on tho Mth of this
mouth. The Post extends best
wishos to all parties concerned.
The following teachers were
elected for the schools of Pcnn town
ship: Salem, Johu F. Wagonseller ;
Fair Oak, Chas. K. Fisher ; Fetter's,
Michael P -; Sohoch'a, r . U'
Long ; Kantz, Win. A. Erdley s Ott's,
Clinton F. Kratzer; Hill End, Har
vey W. Smith t Bolig's. L. W. Gam
bolling. Salary if 25 per month.
Letters of Administration have
been granted by Register Khindel
since our last publication in tho Es
tates of Levi J. Komig and Sophia
Romig, late of West Beaver Town
ship, deceased, to Alex. A. Romig
Letters tesleinent.iry in the estate
of Sarah A. Ilackenhurg. lute of
Center Township, Robert and Mil
The Middleburgh, ( Snyder county;
Post is agitating the subject of a
clock for tho Court House iu that
town. It wants tho county to "ante
up" its share of thu expense, and it
certainly should for the benefit to
its citizens when visitors to thu
county seat at court terms and on
other occasions, will justify if it
does not more than repay tho tri
lling i)i)iiie.MijJliiitiini llt.ralil.
Charles A. Pcrter, a Philadelphia
Senator, tho contractor who built
tho leaky Queen Lano reservoir and
is one of tho seven partners iu the
hog-combine, has sued tho Philadel
phia Ji'uirer editors both civilly
and criminally for libel, laying his
damages at $100,000. That would
bo a high estimato of tho character
of all tho loaders of tho hog-com-biuo.
A correspondent from Kansas who
road tho corn crop notice several
weeks ago writes as follows : "In
order to havo you change your opin
ion concerning Kansas corn will
write you. We will not agree with
your statement which you inserted
in the Post a few weeks ago. Our
corn crop including all others aro
very good. The corn is quite tall
but as far as the step-ladder is can-
corned we havo no uso for any its
Kansas corn does not grow on tho
top of the stalk."
"Mistaken Souls Who Dukam or
Buss." The following marriago li
censes have boon granted siuco our
last publication :
Fraucis J. Kerstotcr, Meserville,
) Adda D. Heiiu, Chapman.
J Peter S. Albert, Selinsgrove,
Mary C. Erdley,
j Harvey BowerBox, Franklin Twp.,
) Malinda Bowersox, Centre "
j Wm. J. McNutt, Philadelphia,
) Bertha B. Moyer, Freeburg.
John II. Brubaker, Port Treverton,
Lizzie Law ver, Pallas.
Tin: vanoi isncn.
About 150 Snvder count V l.em.l..
were camping on these grounds lust
week. It would be impossible) to
mention the names of them nil.
On Thursday John A. I 'ol'll Wlllil
a farmer residing near Barnitz Sta
tion, in Cumberland county, was
badly beaten by Harrisburg toughs.
He was Lit on the back of flu. Im.i.l
with a beer bottle and cut at the
eft side of tho neck. The victim
ilied on Friday. The assnil.ini u i-..
Geo. Law, Harry Miller and a son of
Dr. Winger! of Harrisburg and are
now iu the Carlisle jail.
Tho principal evening entertain
ments consisted of sleleontieini
views of foreign lands.
On Friday a young cadet missed
iu front of a canon as it was being
discharged. Tho lit LI
burnt iu tho face and it was feared
that ho would lose tho use of both
usual amount of young ladies from ..' "
Snyder county. It was a sort of a
rendezvous for tho passion alllicted.
Tent No. 32J was again occupied
by the Mt. Carmelites and the way
Prof. Hendricks lingered about
there was a caution. He did, how
ever, take time enough to sneak off
to Harrisburg to bring a young ludy
Cottage No. u was occupied by
residents from Kantz and No. 1 1 as
has been the custom for ten yeais
was occupied by lesidentsof Jllooms
The Domocia'ic Convention.
The Democrats of the County met
on Saturday iu tho various districts
and elected delegates to thu county
convention which was held on Mon
day. The delegates met in a caucus
before dinner. At ono o'clock the
convention was organized by elect
ing R. C. I'iss, Esq., President and
Daniel Garman and Prof. Pnul
Billhurdt, Secretaries. JI. D.
Schnuro of Nelhugrovc and Dr. D.
(! Smith of Freeburg were elected
delegates to State Convention.
Tho delegates named two persons
from each district to serve as a
Couuty Committee R. C. Fiss j
Shaiuokin Dam was elected Chair
man of tho County Committee. The
resolution committee presented a
long list of resolutions endorsing
Cleveland's administration, de
nouncing tho Governor and tho lute
legislature, endorsing J. (!. Bueher
for the Superior Court and tho re
mainder of their timo was devoted
to the shortcomings of J. (1. Lesher.
The convention was a very harmo
nious ono and adjourned at :t:5.
Democratic Committee Meeting.
Tho Democratic Standing Com-
mitteo at tho call of A. W. Aucker,
chairman, met iu tho Court llotiso
last Friday and electod J. O. Leshor
of Selinsgrove and John Ruukle, tho
Postmaster of this placo as delegates
to the State convention that moots
in Williamsport next week. What
other business was transacted wo
have fuiltd to learn. Tho officers of
Monday's convention have served a
notice on Lesher and Runkle that
their seats in the State Convention
will be contested. A like notice was
sent to Chairman Wright.