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VOL-fl. MIDDLEBURGH, SNYDER CO.; PA., SEPTEMBER 12, 1S95. NO. iic.
?-: MIDDLEBURGH POST HAS T11e1.AROF.ST CIRCULATION OF ANY WEEKLY PAPER 1'UBl.iSilED IN THIS COUNTY.
ITEMS of LOOAL INTEREST
it cover oo "-.
purkncll University opens to-day.
The Port Royal Fair is la progross
Harvest Home Services will be
tlliu the Lutheran church next
Dr. II. G. Hassouplug of Lancas-
rcalled upon friends in town last
i Ions felt want n county fair in
The schools of the borough open-
The Democrats are in Williams-
rt this week.
lrtliur Auran J visited in Mifllin
.:j last week.
Jy G. Weiser attended the Milton
iir last week.
The new bakery did its first ser-
, last Thursday.
Potatoes are selling for 20 and 25
:t per bushel.
The Kratzerville picnic took
Hits Annie Showers is the guest
Ifritndrt at Selinsgrove this week.
ir.J. 0. Wagner of Adamsburg
a Mi Jdleburg visitor on Satur-
orge Clelan, who had been em-
Ired at Mifllinburg, came home on
bocks, watches and jewelry re-
I at II. II. Leitzel's store while
A Bibighaus of Philadel-
called upon our business men
veek. , ' '; .
e acknowledge the receipt of a
pliruentary ticket to the Lewis-
JJluburgh and Swineford were
repreBcnted at the Lowistown
wit your advertisement in the
paper, if you waut it to bloom
eman who drinks whiskey runs
is-k of cultivating a sort of corn
ae of the men who are always
ngfor office started running
i the war.
;taiu Hoffman of Bethlehem
k prominent visitor at the coun
ty last week.
f y Maurer and family of New
spent last Friday the guests
tiil Ocker and wife,
i. Grant Bower of Lew is town
iwg the hospitality of Miss
e Marks in Swinef ord.
I rge Bassinger, who is employ
ee Lcwistown Railroad office,
Sunduy in town.
pction of all kinds of jewelry
lt been received. Call at H. H.
M and be convinced.
burger has a new clerk, but
girl He says there are
arsons at his table now.
pi who enjoyg a good, old
pi hug would permit herself
r modern sleeves.
Uomiiz is erect in cr a new
the site of the old buildinc
Jebtroyed by firo in July.
pxtro-union of the soldiers
county will be held in Dun-
Suturday, October lJth.
S. Kohlor, pastor of the
u church of this place, has
Jws resignation as pastor.
invention of the League of
Clubs of Pennsylvania
M in York on Friday of this
8, proririetor of tliA Kta.
NndJ.N.Brosius of Mt.
PMjlU were at the county
handsome structure at
,QJ Of town to ha iibaiI aa
New Jewelry received at H. H
Loitzcl's for sale at rock bottom
Chns. P. Ulrich, Esq., of Selins
grove was in town Monday on legal
Jacob Brcon and wife of Laurel
ton spent several days in town
among relatives last week.
Mrs. M. L. Cronmillor and Miss
Ella Shindel of Mifllinburg were vis
itors of T. J. Smith, Esq., over Sun
day. Charles O. Gaugler and Moses
Batemau of Selinsgrove were among
the Sunday visitors at the county
A session of adjourned court took
place last Friday. The County
Commissioners met on tlio same
John Wood, Jr., J. E. Freed and
Grant Heimbach of Beavertown
made a pleasant trip to this plae
Anybody in need of Orchard-grasi
Seed, will do well by calling on
Oko. N. Ehdlv,
F. C. Mann, an activo young man,
who is in the employ of J. F. Brant,
York, Pa., was in town several days
during the past week.
A. W. Smith, ticket agent of Se
linsgrove, was in town on Monday
afternoon attending to business
connected with his father's Estate.
Rev. J. G. Fetterolf of Maple Hill,
Lycoming county, has been elected
pastor of St. Paul's church of Mil
lersburg, and has accepted the call
. The Lewisburg Iron and Steel
company's "plant is being im
proved and will soon be put into op
eration after the idleness of four
The report circulated last week
that Dr. Geo. P. Miller had died at
Kaue, we are happy to state, is in
correct. The Doctor was very weak
but he has since rallied.
The Mifllinburg Base Ball team
failed to turn up at Selinsgrove last
Thursday as advertised. A team of
"Scrubs" was speedily organized
and defeated the first team by a
score of 11 to 12.
P. C. Hurt man on Tuesday took
possession of the Centerville Hotel.
Peter is a clever, congenyd fellow
and the hotel with its new proprie
tor will make a congenial home for
many weary travelers.
W. I. Zechman, the winner of the
Post's second scholarship prize at
Bloomsburg will attend the public
schools at home this winter and next
Spring will take advantage of the
Post's free scholarship.
S. A. Peale, of New Bloom field,
claims the belt for big potatoes. In
a prolific yield dug last week he
found two Queen of Roses variety
which weighed twenty-two and
twenty-four ounces respectively.
The farm belonging to the Estate
of John Moyer, in Jackson town
ship, was sold last Tuesday to Geo.
Kline for 85,600. The farm contains
182 acres and as this farm at one
time sold for $ 15, 000 this is consid
ered an extremely low price.
Rev. Dr. J. R. Dimm was installed
as president of the Susquehanna
University at Selinsgrove on last
Thursday evening. Dr. J. H. Webor
of Sunbury ana Dr. O. M. Gilbert
of Uarribburg officiated at the ser
vices. Notice. My wife, Mrs. Sadie
Bowersox has deserted my habita
tion without cause on my part. All
persons are warned not to furnish
or sell her anything on my account
as I will pay no bills of her contract.
Geo. A. Boweksox.
Penns Creek, Ba., Aug. 29, 1895.
The Sunbury Poor district has
nine children, boys and girls, from
one year up to 12 years of age. They
will be put out to any person desir
ing one. For particulars call on or
address V. A Koble, Sunbury, Pa.
M. L. Wagonellr of Selinsgrove,
the traveling salesman for Artman
and Treichlor, Philadelphia, called
upon us last Wednemlay while we
were running the press to priut our
regular weekly installment.
"Mistakes Sori.s Who Dkkam or
Buss." The following marriage li
censes havo been granted siuco our
last publication :
Ulysses F. Herbstcr, Lowell, Pa.,
) Polly A. Snook,
) Marion W. Smith, Bloomsburg,
JH. W. Foulk, Mi.ldleburgh,
( Elsie Wetzel,
iO. M.Rush, Altoona,
tit. 11. Edgin,
In 1817 Union county, which then
comprised the couuties of Union
and Suyder, had three postoffices to
wit: New Berlin, James Merrill,
postmaster; Beavertown, John C.
Weiser, Selinsgrove, P. F. Deling.
The Lewistown Frte J'reit in
speaking of A. E. Soles, the now bar
ber who has located here, says:
"We part with Mr. Solos with re
gret. He is one of the most efficient
tonsorial artists in the interior of
Jackson W. Row of Salem and Ed
win R. Gomberliug of Selinsgrove,
administrators of the Estate of Geo.
Row, deceased, called at this office
on Saturday and left an order for
advertising the Real Estate and Per
sonal Property in their charge. See
Guests at the Central Hotel Sun
day : J. W. Bartholomew and wife.
Mrs. R. A. Gass and . daughter, Dr.
It. II. bavidge, wife and daughter,
duabUTT f Georcb "xloie. Max Cla,
borne. Shamokin : W. O. VonNeida.
Harry Hare, Dr. J. H. Ulsh. Selins-
grove; E. R. Owen, York and A. J
Bcckxell Univehsity. Buckuell
University, at Lewisburg, will open
September 12, with a largely increas
ed attendance ; the Freshman class
will be larger this year than usual.
The foot ball team will go into train
ing the afternoon of opening day,
under a coach from one of the big
teams. Ihore will bo lots of new
material on hand and the eleven
promises to be the strongest the
'Varsity ever sent out.
To Destroy Stumps. To destroy
stumps bore a L ole one or two inches
in diameter, according to tho size of
tree, and eighteen inches deep ; put
in an ounce and a half of saltpetre,
fill with water and plus ur closely.
In six months put in the same hole
half a gill of kerosene and then light.
The stump will smolder away with
out blazing, even down to everv
part of the roots, leaving nothing
The Spring Twp. schools have
been awarded the following teachers
for the ensuing terra : Adamsburg,
Grammar, E. E. Wetzel; Interme
diate, Laura M. Keller; Primary,
Minnie GroBS ; Felker's, C. R. Klose ;
Ulsh's, Ira E. Kline ; Moyer's, W.
IL Kline ; Reigle's, C. W. Smith ;
Bickel's, F. E. Shambauch; Ewing's,
J. F. Keller.
Stoves 1 Stoves!! If you need
ay thing in the line of Stoves you
can save from 2 to 0 dollars by com
ing to us to buy. We have a full
line of the very latest improved
Stoves, Ranges and Heaters in stock,
also Spouting, Roofing and Stove
repairs at the lowest prices. Come
and see our stock before buying
elsewhere. Shop close to the rail
Shasxon & Matteb,
tf. Swineford, Pa.
An exchange says : No man is so
poor that be cannot take a newspa
per, and no man is so busy that he
cannot read one or more papers reg
ularly. These are facts that every
one must admit. The income from
one hen will furnish the family with
one good newspaper and if only one
paper is taken it is always advisable
that it should be the one printed at
home. Set a hen and subscribe for
Weiss store, Selinsgrove, will to
closed on Thursday, September 19,
Bowersox's cider press is in oper
atiou only on Wednesday and
Fon Sale. Two Good Horses. In
quire at the livery stable in rear of
J. L. Marks, Jay G. Weiser, T. J
Smith, Paul Billhardt and Freder
ick Bower are attending tho Demo
cratic Convention at Wilhamspoit
v v v;t ..j.i-i ...
Wednosday morning to New York
City. He will visit Coney Island
and other points of interest while
Tho Boaver Twp., school board
elected the following teachers : Chas.
L. Wetzel, Jacob A. Aiglor aud John
Kern for Beavertown schools ; A. W.
Musser, Bubb's school ; and John
Hassinger, Hassiuger's school.
A. F. Gilbert started on Wednos
day morning for Franklin and Mar-
snail College, at Lancaster where ho
will enter the Soiihomore class. He
spent his summer vacation with his
parents in this place and frouuentlv
assisted us in getting out the Post.
Our best wishes go with him in his
"tussle" with Latin. Oreok and
A great many subscribers to news-
papers neglect paying their sub
scription for a term of four or five
years and some times for a much
greater length of t ime. All notices
asking for aid, are as a rule, treated
with disdain, untu the account is
given over for collection, then the
PwClisL: li Catwi-to task for Creat
ing them so very unkind.
The reunion of the 49th Regiment,
Pennsylvania Volunteers, which will
beheld in Huntingdon on tho 15th
and 16th of October, promises to bo
well attended. R. S. Westbrook, of
Altoona, is secretary of tho associ
ation, and he is doing his best to
bring all the boys togothor. They
may rest assured that tho citizens
will give them a cordial reception.
We learn that tho management of
tho Grangors' Picnic at Contro Hall
havo again engaged tho Troxelvillo
Cornet Band to furnish music for
the coming picnic. They canuot se
cure better music uuywhoro than
that furnished by Snyder county
bauds, aud in the Troxelvillo Bund
they will Dot be disappointed. They
have tried tho Band before aud it
has not been found wanting. .!
Foulk Wetzeu On Saturday at
the Reformed parsonage. Howard
Foulk of this place and Elsie Wetzel
of Swineford were united iu the
holybonds of matrimony by Rev. W.
A. Haas. S. B. Simonton and Miss
Victoria Buffiincton wore the wit
nesses. The bride and groom drove
to Middleburgh and the calathum-
pians gave them the usual serenade.
We wish the young counle manv
happy years of wedded bliss.
Moses Chamberlain, now living at
Milton, Pa., enjoys tho distinction
of being a brother of a man who
was killed in battle 118 years ago.
Such a thing would seem impossible
at first thought, but it is a fact. Mr.
Chamberlain is H'( years old, and
was born 35 years after tho battlo of
Gernmntown, (1777) in which his
brother, agod 18, lost his life. The
atter was tho oldest of 21 children.
aud Mr. Chamboilaiu is tho young
TheSteelton National bank is us
ing a machine that is surprising
many. It looks like a typo writing
machine. Columns of figures, repre
senting the various amounts of
hecks.are printed with tho machine,
and no matter how long the columns
by a single turn of the crank the
amounts are added up and the re
sult printed at the bottom. Multi
plying, dividing and subtracting ma
chines are manufactured. They are
costly machines but they do tho
work and there is no mistake about
THE LEWISTOWN CENTENNIAL
Tht Celebration Attract Thou
amis of I'tople.
Lewibtows Jrxi-Tios, Sept. 5, The
first day of Lewistowu's centennial
celebration dawned beautifully and
the town begun to liven up as soon
as dawn. Every train brought in
visitors until fully C,000 were present.
Tho town was decorated from one
end to the other and the national
colors were iutei wined with colonial
yellow, the chosen centennial color.
Iho antiquarian display in the Lew
istowtt Academy attracted visitors
and residents. Among tlu relics
displayed are some dating buck over
Tho official exercises were opened
by H. J. Fosnot, chairmau of tho
executive committee, w ho annouiic
ed they would begin with au anthem
by a large chorus led by W. II, Cal
houn entitled. "To Thee O Country."
A prayer was offered by Rev. R. F.
viiaonand then the Chorus snng
H. O. Lantz. candidate for district
attorney on the Republican tickot,
then delivered a snleudid patriotic
address. Thedoxology aud bene
diction closed the official opening
The arrival of the stago coach
from the West was watched for anx
iously, and when it made its appear
ance it was atttcted by Indians in a
realistic manner indicative of the
year 1795. The boys' bicycle race
lor boys under 14. distance one mid
one-half miles, was won by JoLn
Shields, who received a gold modal ;
CharlM flt; secc silver medal ;
Paul CresslaD,' third, silver medal ;
fourth, Walter Trot, fountain pen ;
nrtli, Jesse Hailley, bicyclo bell.
The baloon ascension and narachuLn
descent drew large crowds. A dress
parado was held at Camp Hillings
by tho veterans, followed bv a band
concert, and then came tho illumi
nated and decorated bicyclo parado
with first and second prizes. An il
luminated parado by tho veterans
closed tho day's proceedings so far
as any formal excrcisos were con
cerned, but it was late when the
town quieted down.
As was expected, Friday was the
big day, tho peoplo of tho county
turning out en masse, taxing tho
railroads to the utmost, tho various
trains being crowded until no more
could be accommodated. Tho crowd
was the largest the town ever held.
and was estimated at 20,(MN).
At 9: i() a band concert was given
in the public square, followed bv an-
other successful balloon ascension at
About noon it began to rain, but
nothing daunted, the committee
went through with the program. At
1 o'clock the parado of industrial
plants and business houses took
place and the forty or more floats
were universally commended.
Tho antiquarian display in tho
academy building was visited by
liiimtrmlu if nnnnln wlin unw limn.
relics over two hundred years old.
I no centennial celebration was
certainly a great event in our sister
horoiitrli. anil va (rtnm-ntnlutn Mm
citizens upon their success.
W. W. Wittenniyer has left for
Philadelphia and New York to pur
chase his Fall Stock of merchandise.
Look out for bargains.
The old jewelry stand of Phillip
Swineford, deo'd, is now in charge
of C. O. Moyer and Co. All kinds
of repairing done ou hhort notico.
All work is guaranteed and our
prices are made to suit tho times. A
full line of watches and clocks al
ways on hand. tf.
IT". ... T... Tf
glance at tho dkte on your Post you
will boo whet ho you are in arrears
to tho printer; Every subscriber
has the date on his paper and if he
subtracts this by '90 he will see how
many years be is in arrears. Then,
after you have done this, just multi
ply the subscription price $1.50 by
the number of years you are owing
us, and you will then ascertaiu how
much of our money you are holding.
Just try it.
The Coming Fair at Brook
Park, Lewisburg, Pa.
The forty-second annua! fair of
tho Union County Agricultural So
ciety will bo held at Brook Park,
Lewisburg, on Sept. 21, 25, 2i and
27. Excursion rates on all railroads.
It is one of the oldest
of the kind in tho country, mid with
increased age its exhibit ions I ii i-i .tm
better. This fact will bo demon
stinted this year more than ever be
fore, us the management, is
edof enterprising gentlemen, who
nave formulated a list of lrl'I'IllilllllM
that will prove very attractive to
owners of fast horses, live htock
raisers, farmers and farmers' organ
izations, manufacturers and f.tlu.i-
Full particulars aro triven in nam.
phlets issued by tho Society, which
can bo had on application or bv n.l
dressing G. E. Long, Secretary,
licwisburg, I'a. The public is uh.
sured that this year's exhibition will
prove pro emmeutly uttructive.
The Country Editor.
t'rimi 11 trjuT M Mugazluc
Whatever may bo the truth or tliM
falsity of tho stories that are tol.l of
the scarcity of funds in n country
editor s pocket or tho scarcity of
food in his stomach, the stoi iy nr
always told, and neither the pro
gress or education nor the growth
aud developementof the nrss humiuh
to have any effect upon the crop.
une or the latest comes from Ken
tucky, where the mountain .1ifnr.
at least, rarely developes into a
is concerning a mountain .1,tnr
A subscriber has remembered him
very kindly, and a day or two l.ittr
a visitor called at his office.
'Can I see the editor?" Im in.
quired of tho grimy little "devil"
roosting on a high stool.
"No, sir," replied tho youth on the
stool. "He'B sick."
"What's tho matter with him ?"
"Duu'no," said tho boy. "Ono of
our subscribers gave him a bni of
flour and a bushel of pertatei s t'other
day, and I reckon he's foundered."
If every farmer, business man and
other citizens would ivlaco Lis mime
on tho gato at tho entrance of his
place.after tho manner of number
ing houses in tho cities or the put-
ting on naiuo plates on doors, it
would be a groat innovation, as from
tho convenience that it would afford.
It is often annoying in hunting for a
person iu tho country to pass un
knowingly his place of residonco bo
causo living in ignorauco of the lo
cation of his homo. Who will be
first to start such a movement 1
Council Mektino. The Borough
Council at their regular meeting re
ceived a message from the Chief
JJurgoss recommending action on
tho matter of lire protection, which
was read and ordered to be filed
among the records. The message
recommends the employment of a
competent engineer to make a sur
vey and ascertain the cost of a plant.
Tho committee appointed at a form.
or meeting was continued. Wm.
t oese wus appointed Street Com
missioner, Vice Frauk Bubb who
refused to finish the work ordered
by the Council, and did not dosiro
to continuo in office any longer.
Moiscr and Bliuk. tho now nro.
prietors of Ewing's store at Globo
Mills, aro wido awako business men
They resolved boforo going into
business that it was useless to Irv in
do businosB without advertising.
Juoy sent for tho businoss manager
of tho Post, tho paper that has t h
largest circulation of any newspaper
published in bnydor county ond our
readers will find their half eol inn ml.
vertisment in this issue. The ad
vertising manager called at their
place of business Monday and nl .
served that throe persons wero kept
continually uusy waiting on custom
ers, thus showing them to h min
ing business men.