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Goui}iy p rcss. ESTABLISHED BY C. B.GOULD. HENRY H. MULLIN, Editor and Manager. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION: Per year i'i 00 If paid inadvauce $1 50 ADVERTISING RATES. Advertisemcntsare published at the rate of one dr>Har per square for one insertion and fifty cents pt-r square for each subsequent insertion. Rates by the year or for six or three months are low and uniform, and will be furnished on appli cation. Legal and Official Advertising per square, three times or less, $2 00; each subsequent insert ion .">0 cents per square. Local notices ten cents per line forone insertion, five cents per line for eachsubsequentconsecutive insertion. For Governor, 1898, CHARLES XV. STONE, of Warren. Subject to the decision of the Republican State Convention.] EDITORIAL COHMENT. There is no report yet from t hose silver statesmen who went to .lap ail last summer to try to find ma terial to prove that that country acted unwisely in adopting the gold standard. Perhaps they are hold ing back their valuable informa tion until the campaign of 1900. February receipts under the Dingley law have thus far averag ed a million dollars a day, and as the expenditures of tlie Govern ment only average about that sum during the year, there is good rea son to expect that the Treasury will soon begin to grow a surplus. Sound-money men, whatever their past party alliliations. will cordially co-operate 1 his fall in the nomination and election of men of their views on the currency ques tion. This is made absolutely ne e ssary by the fact that the l'opu- Its. Silverites, and Democrats are preparing to co-operate in the coining campaign for Members of Congress. More than a dozen'countries en tered solemn protest at "Washing ton during the discussion of the Dingley hill against the enactment of that measure, intimating broad ly that if its protective duties were adopted it would compel action by those countries which would be to the disadvantage of our exporta tions to them. That this was mere ti ipty threat is shown by develop ments since that time. The Ding ley law was enacted without refer ence to the protests in question and it now develops that these count ries have bought more from us since the enactment of the Ding hy law than they did in the cor responding months of the preced ing' year under the Wilson law. The figures for January are not yet c rapleted in detail, but for tlie live months of the Dingley law tiding December .'sl. 1*!)7, the ex portations of the countries which j otested against the Dingley bill were $42,247,04N iik excess of those of the corresponding live months under the Wilson law in the pre ceding year. WASHINGTON LETTER. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 1898. Some of Mr. Bryan's Democrat ic friends and associates who have had practical business experience in Mexico do not agree with the glowing picture which he brought back from that country, nor do they agree with his theory that the free coinage of silver is responsible for whatever of apparent or real pros perity exists there. Ex-Congress man McShane, who formerly repre sented the Omaha, Nebraska, dis trict in Congress, but who now has large mining interests in Mexico and spends much of his time there, says that his friend Mr. Bryan is entirely mistaken in the conclusion at which he arrives. Considering the fact that Mr. McShane is a Democrat, a fellow-Nebraskan with Mr. Bryan, and has had practical business experience in Mexico for about as many years as Mr. Bryan spent days there in his recent trip, his conclusions concerning matters so elaborately discussed by Mr. Bryan on his return from the land of the 45-cent dollar are interest i iig. Mr. McShane has been spend ing a few days here renewing his acquaintance with members of Con gress, and in conversation regard ing Mr. Bryan's recent utterances regarding Mexican prosperity, he .said : •'lt is of this sort: The gov eminent is largely back of it, ami to the paternal foslering of the Diaz administration it is mainly due. The* government subsidizes brew eries, railroads, industrial plants, and aids in every way to build up the material resources of the coun try. Money is used with a liberal hand, and as a consequence there is activity and great apparent pros perity. The fact that Mexico is on a silver basis does not figure : it can't help being on that kind of a. basis, but 1 should be sorry to see ilie United States resort to any such policy. "Ten years of experience in that country has forever set me against the adoption of a monetary system which is not only in disrepute among the leading nations of the world, but which is about to be discarded by countries like Japan. Brazil, and some of the smaller Spanish-American governments that were formerly on a silver ba sis. The masses in Mexico are in a worse condition than I trust will ever befall our laboring popula tion. This I can explain by refer ring to matters that have come un der my personal observation. "When the Sherman purchasing act was in force, some seven years ago, silver was worth sl.-1, and a I'nited States dollar was worth in Mexico 100 cents in American mon ey. The dollars of the two coun tries were on a parity. At this time we employed about 300 men in our mines, their pay ranging from $1 to s'2.f>o per day. It took approximately SIO,OOO a month to meet the pay-roll. The money to cancel this expense was shipped from ()maha, and it was exchanged for SIO,OOO of Mexican coin. We operated general merchandise stores along with our mining concern, and. at the time 1 speak of, sold to our Mexican employees bacon for 2<) cents a pound. "What are the conditions to day V We still hive .'SOO men and give tlieni exactly the same scale of wages that obtained prior to the slump in silver caused by the re peal of the purchasing clause of the Sherman Act. Our pay-roll still aggregates 810,000 a month. To meet this we have shipped us a like sum of United States money, and here is where the point of dif ference comes in. Instead of ex changing that amount at our bank for its nominal equivalent we get for it not 810,000. but 822,000 of Mexican money. We have here made a gain of 812,000. Our em ployees still render us 100 cents' worth oi' work, for which they used to get 100 cents, and does as yet as far as the name goes, but in reality they receive less than half of what should be theirs, seeing that the Mexican coin in which they are paid has shrunk to less than half of its former value. "But there is more still. When the Mexican miner goes to buy bacon lie finds that in tendering payment he cannot buy it with de preciated money for 20 cents a pound ; the price now is 4f> cents. It would still be so if he could ten der a dollar as good as that given him for bis Labor at the time of the repeal of the Sherman law. The 812,000 I spoke of simply comes out of the labor of the country, and when the toiling class of any nation is forced t o such a condition it is stretching a. point to call the people prosperous. If the fair and right thing were done by these hard-working miners their wages would be doubled. The man that now gets 82 a day is justly entitl ed to 84, but labor will bring only what price is fixed in market, like any commodity, and employers are not yet far enough advanced in philanthropy to voluntarily give more than the customary rate. "So the talk about the prosperity of Mexico in so far as it applies to the vast body of its citizens —the common people—is a myth. If there is prosperity at all it is not due to the silver standard, but in spite of it. " What it Will Do. Laxa Tea cleanses the system, aids digestion, cures constipation and sick headache. Pleasant to take, does not gripe. Sold and guaranteed by all druggists. 10 and 25 cents per pack age. 1-32-14-ly. CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1898. EXCURSION NOTICES. FLORIDA. Personally-Conducted Tour via Pennsylvania Railroad. t )ne must appreciate the advantages of modern railway travel when lit 1 can leave the land of blizzards one day and find himself in the land of flowers the next. To do this take tlie Pennsylvania Railroad tour to Jacksonville, which will leave New York and Philadelphia by special train of Pullman Palace Cars Tuesday, February 22, allowing two weeks in Florida. Excursion tickets, including railway transporta tion, Pullman accommodations (one berth), and meals en. route in both directions while traveling 011 the special train, will be sold at the follow ing rates. New York, $50.00; Phila delphia, ,545.00; C'anandaigua, $02.8!); Erie, §54.86; Wilkesbarre, §50.35; Pitts burg, §53.00; and at proportionate rates from other points. For tickets, itineraries, and full in formation apply to ticket agents; Tourist Agent, 1196 Broadway, New York; or address Geo. W. Boyd, As sistant General Passenger Agent, Broad Street Station, Philadelphia. 902-51-lt Free to Our Readers. Our readers will be pleased to learn that the eminent physicians and scien tist, Dr. Kilmer, after years of research and study, has discovered and given to the world a most remarkablo rem edy, known as Swamp-Boot, for the cure of kidney and bladder troubles; the generous ofl'er to send a bottle free that all may test its wonderful merits without expense, is in itself sufficient to give the public confidence and a desire to obtain it. Swamp-Root has an established reputation as the most successful remedy, and is receiving the hearty endorsement of all up-to-date physicians, hospitals and homes. If our men and women readers are in need of a remedy of this kind no time should be lost in sending their name and address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, X. Y., and receive a sample bottle and pamphlet, both sent absolutely free by mail. The regular sizes may be obtained at the drug stores. When writing please say you read this liberal offer in the CAMERON COUNTY PRESS. Fulton & Pearsall. These up-to-date painters have con solidated their business and may be found at their shop in Pax-sons' Bazaar. Both are practical painters and will give prompt attention to all work en trusted to them. Estimates furnished for all kinds of house, sign and deco rative painting as well as wall paper ing and frescoing. Especial attention given to out of town orders. 47tf. There's Lots of 'Em. A newspaper may publish column after column in laudation of a man or firm and they think it is only a duty you owe to the public to commend them ; but print one line that can be construed as a reflection, and they are up on their high horse in a minute, and all the good things you have said count for naught, and yet a majority of people will claim that they like to see a paper fearless, independent and out spoken. The Northwestern Lumberman in re viewing the situation in the hemlock region says in part: "A rising demand has been witnessed in respect to Penn sylvania hemlock throughout the last half of the season and prospects for next year are considered good." Council Proceedings. Adjourned meeting, Isorou»h Council, Feb. 14, 1898. Present: Palmer, Tulis, i» alctjin, Burns, Warner, Day. Olmsted, Jlaeliet, Thomas. Moved by Mr. Haeket, seconded by Mr. Thomas, that a committee of three be appointed to meet surveyor A. 11. Shafer and ascertain the boundaries of lot upon which the City Hall is erected. Carried. Moved bv Mr. I Jacket, seconded by Mr. Halcoiu, that bill of Grant S. Wiley, of §25 for repairs to cemetery road be paid out of the Cemetery Fund. Carried. On motion the Council then adjourn ed to meet Feb. 15th, 1808, at 7:30 o'clock, p. in. C. J. GOODNOUGH, Sec. Adjourned meeting. Borough Council, Feb. 15th, IS9B. Present: Palmer, I'alcorn, Olmsted Burns, Tulis, Thomas, I Jacket. Absent: Day and Warner. Moved by Mr. Balcom, seconded by Mr. B urns, that the Borough of Empo- j rium buy the lot of land adjoining the City 1 Jail on the south and pay therefore I $•400.00. Being §2(50, for the interest j of John Norris, Jr., in a contract for the j said lot and together with §2OO, due the I Philadelphia & Erie Land Co. The j amount due John Norris, »1 r., to be paid I as follows : §IOO, cash and the balance in two tqual payments at six and nine months respectively and the balance due the P. & E. Land Co., being payable at the rate of §25 every three months, i JTuauimously carried. Moved by Mr. Ilaeket, seconded by Mr. Balcom, that the Secretary of Coun cil and Presiding officer close the deal aforesaid and give such papers as may be j necessary. Carried. C. .JAY GOODNOI oil, Sec. (ireat Hen and Tobacco. Wise people do not condemn tobac jco when used in moderation. Profes- I sor Huxley said, "Smoking is a com | fortable and laudable practice, is pro i ductive of good, and there is no more I harm in a pipe of tobacco than in a cup i of tea." The late Rev. C. H. Spur i geon, at the end of one of his sermons, j said, "I intend to smoke a good cigar 1 to the glory of God before I goto bed j to-night, for 1 have found intense pain j relieved, a weary brain soothed and , calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a ! cigar." Bishop Burnett remarked, "1 i always smoke while I write," and Bish- I op Fletcher said "I smother my cares i in tobacco." Lord Clarendon avowed, | "No man in Europe loves a good smoke better than 1." Lord Brougham do | clared, "I certainly derived the great est benefit from a pipe of tobacco." Thackeray commended tobacco as "one of the greatest comforts of my life—a kind companion, a gentle stimulant, an amiable anodyne, a cementer of friendship." Somebody who likes to juggle with figures ban computed from some basis that there are 10,000,000 in use in all the world, according to London Cycle. He goes onto say that if these wheels were placed in one procession, with thirty passing in a minute, it would take nearly a year,day and night, in passing a given point. Wanted. An intelligent salesman in every township. Exclusive territory. Send for particulars. C. 8. Smith, 1213 Filbert street, Philadelphia. Wanted. An intelligent agent in every township to sell Mark Twain's new book. Rift success: exclusive I territory; send for terms, C. 8. Smith, 1213 Fil bert street, Philadelphia. 49-3t. IHSSOU Tlo\ \OTUT N'OTICE is hereby given that the co-partner ship heretofore existing between 8. E. Murry, F. P. Kent/, and F. P. Strayer, under the firm name of Murry, Rentz A: Strayer. doing plumbing business, has this day been dissolved oy mutual consent. The business will be con ducted by S. E. Murry. who will pay all debts of said firm and receive all monies due. S. E. MURKY, F. P. RKNTZ, F. P. STRAYER, Emporium, Pa., Jan. 21th, 1808.— 61-3t BURPEE'S J'Qf m Forlß9B Leading American seed Catalogue. Brighter and better than ever before. .Mailed FREE to any address. ; V/. ATLEB BURPEE & Co., Philadelphia. Pa. Travelers (iuidc. CVMPORIUM & RICH VALLEY RAILROAD JLI TIME TABLE, No. 3. Taking Effect Monday, April 2d, 1894. WESTWARD. | | EASTWARD. 5 ® 1 STATIONS ] 2 4 6 P. M. A.M. A.M. STATIONS. | A M p. M . p. M -43011 00 545 I.Emporium.alio 00 420 fi 45 440 11 10' 555 .. Grangers,..! 950 410 fi 35 445 1111151 600 .Lawn View,.l 945 405 630 14311 18 6 03, Rich Valley, 89 40 100 fi 25 50011 30 615 Lewis Run, 925 345 ti 10 50311 33 618 .. Bigßun,... 922 342 60" 51011 40 625 ..ElkForks,.. 915 335 000 515 11 451 630 ... .Sandy,.... 912 332 557 522 11 521 837 Bustard Hoi., I9 07 327 552 53012 00 645 Robison Run,l 900 320 545 Kiit'fl'jr | SatM'f j Ei])V* \ Exp'ra Schedule of afternoon train on Saturday will he l 1 .; lv.urs later than the above table. CONNECTIONS.—Train No. 2 connects at Em porium with Erie Mail weston the P .V E. Divis ion of the P. R. R., and with the Bull'alq Mai), i north on the W. N. Y. & P. R. R. 28-11-tf. JOSEPH KAYE, Supp "The Orand Scenic Route." BUFFALO & SUSQUEHANNA R. R The shortest route to Williair. sport, Philadel phia, Baltimore and all southern points. Quick time, cioso connections and first-class service. Time Table taking Effect Dec. sth, 1897. West MAIN LINK. East. 5 3 1 2|4 Yfi P. M. P. M. P. M. A. M.|A. M. P. M. ar. dp. 8 10 1 00 Em: orium" 8 30 1 50 738 2 10 855 nr.K't'ng Suit i!|> 9 10 230 750 7 08 1 40 8 25 dp. Austin, ar. , 8 20 7 00 1 22 Costello 9 50 3 0i fi 501 1 12 Nelson Run 9 59 3 12 li 30 12 58 Logue 10 IB 3 27 B 23,12 45 Hull 10 29 3 40 fi 00 12 22 Cross Fork J'ct, 10 51 402 52011 42 .. .Oerinania.... 11 29 4 10 800 5 13 11 35 dp..Galeton. .ar 11 35 4 18 A. M. ll ll 25 ar. " dp. 1 05 710 5 00 11 10 Kilbourn— 1 17 1 7 22 44510 55 Brookland, .. 132 730 4 28 10 38 New Held Jet. . j 1 50 7 57 ] fi 30 .... • [dp Couderspt ar i3 35 843 j 11 35 iir " dp 100 830 I .... 10 05 dp Ulysses, ar 2 10 850 | ! 2 10 ar •• dp! 10 05 7 42 , 40910 19 ... West Bingham. 2OS 8 14 j 3 58Jo 03 dp .Genesee..ar i2 18 826 ar " dp 1 .... i 338 Canist'o.WNY&p 9 12 012 9 12 dp " ur 3 38 12 09 5 57 11 10 .... arOswayo " l 35 fi 45 1 35 7 10 dp " " 5 fi7 11 10 358 10 08 .... ar .Genesee, dp 318 826 3 53 10 03 ar.. Shongo .. 2 24 8 31 3 30! 9 40 jdp Wellsville ar j 2 46 i 8 52 12 251 800 dp li'rn'lsvil'ar 520 10 00 8 10 dp Bullo.Eriear 8 00 12 50 AN.SON I A BRANCH. 55 53 51 | 50 52 i54 P. M. P. M. A. M.| A. M. A. M. P. M 4 10 12 55 10 25 ar .Galeton . .dp 8 40 11 40 2 00 1 20 12 40 10 12 (failles 8 53 11 52 2 20 I 35012 20 950 dp . . Ansonia. .ar! 9 15 12 10 300 I 1 10 7 10 W'mport vnRR 12 05 310 ... 430 11 30 Pliila, P&H. . 02310 12 Additional train leaves Galeton at 0 20 p.m., arriving at Ansonia at 7 15 p. m„ Willianisport 10 10 p. in.; Philadelphia? 12a.m.,Wellsboro8 55 pin. Returning leaving Ansonia 7 30 p. m„ arriving ; at Galeton at 8 05 p. m. This train connects at I Ansonia with Fall Brook No. 7, leaving Corning ■ at 5 20 p. m„ \v ellsboro 6 50 p. m. CROSS FORKS BRANCH. | 43 !41 I STATIONS. [A.M. 40 42 P.M. A.M lar dp! P.M. P.m 3 20 9 00 ICross F'k June.) 12 22 6 00 2 20 8 00 |dp Cross Fork ar' 1 22 7 CO j All trains run daily except Sunday. CONNECTIONS, j At Keating Summit with W. N. Y. &P.R. R. j for all points north and south. ! At Oaleton with A. P. R. R. for Westfield I and Addison. I At Ansonia with Fall Brook R. R. for all points | north and south. ; At Newlield Junction with C. & I'. A. R. R. i west for Coudersport, east for Ulysses and points on Cowanesque Valley branch of Fall Brook R.R. ! At Genesee for points on the New York & i Pennsylvania R. R. ] At Wellsville with Erie It. R. for points east anil west. ! H.c. UNDERHI I,L,Gen'! Pass.Agt.Butfalo, M.Y. i C. W.GOODYEAR, Gen 1 Wau'gr Buffalo. CHARLES E. DAVIS, i Divison Pass. Agt. Wellsville. N. Y. I Special Two Weeks |i Clearing I Out | Sale. I M jßfg I pi Men's Clothing, ji|j Boys' Clothing, I '-ji Children's Clothing, ; P| Men's Furnishings, ||!|| Hats, Caps Shoes. r,' Everything in the store®| regardless of cost. \\f]j Sale lasts positively only® ! two weeks. f|] i Here are a Few of the Many I'M Bargains. f'K, Men's Black Clay Worsted - , suits, former price 814, Wj P| now - - - $lO M Men's Overcoats formerly rj ; >' W «s.r»o, now - $5.00 j& : Men's suils. former price SB.OO, now $4.50 Children's suits from 81.00 ' ; ■ H 111> - || ;• Boys' knee pants form l!)c - | ® upwards. .Men's Cotton half hose j| i<i <i pairs for 2">c. .Men's .Suspenders 10 cents, •lolin Solile, I I 7 fei w w Post-offlce, Emporium, Pa. (tluumrmco. | c. B. HOWARD & co. 1 I » Mik jfc m #% ißfe jHMfe mt Mki&»akmk& ®j] if) You perhaps have sonic doubt about what we can >|^ Ml do foi* you in our store. You are not certain, maybe, jjj}|i how we can sell high grade goods at prices we name. The only way to be convinced is to come and look at [M| our goods and see what they are. No matter what ]fll §your prejudice may be, you will be convinced and it iMj will be to your advantage to start now and examine our [p/ ««> stock of staple and fancy Dress Goods, Flannels, Mus (j®|| lins, Ginghams, etc. M) Our new goods are arriving and we have figured |M| the price down to command the attention of the public. ||| If you look at the goods you cannot fail to find what tffl you want at very low prices. NEW PLAIDS. Sj \Vc have received another 10l of these Cotton ||j!! Plaids. Call and get the pick of the lotat 12c the yard, !|| MUSLINS. ffi Ilcinembe.' we have the staple brands and widths in ® the market, and will not be undersold l>v any house in ffl § the city. . 11 | |jl OUTING FLANNEL. f§ M .Just received anotherl ine of light weight Outings, |;« j W veiy pretty styles, at 8c the yard. <4>! H GINGHAMS. j|f| Wo have a full line of excellent Ginghams, Lan caster's and Parkhill. in both Apron and Dress Checks. ffi l Come and examine them. jj^jj 1 ***«? W WW W WWWWW* itan!?U» * GIVE US A CALL. j-Wij ifWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW^ |JC. B. HOWARD & CO. C. B. HOWARD & CO.J Adam, Meldrum & Anderson 00. The American Block. hukii'ai,o, x. y. About Gur Book and Stationery Department. We solicit mail orders for books and stationery. We will gladly quote you our prices at any time for any book or books published, aud we can always supply you with the best writing paper and stationery at very low prices. We do card engraving in the best form for much less than usual prices. SOME BOOK PRICES. Quo Vadis, the authorized and unabridged edition,cloth binding, illustrated.soc., postage 12c. The same in paper covers 18c., postage 7c. The Prince of the House of David, new edition cloth, illustrated, 19c, postage6c. The Prince of the House of David, new edition, cloth, illustrated, 19c. postage 6c. The Beth Book, by Sarah Grand, published at $1.50, our price sl.loc, postage 12c. The Story of an untold Love, by Paul Leicester Ford, published at $1.25, our price 95c.. postage 9c. Corleone, by F. Marion Crawford, 2 vols., $1.40, postage 17c. The Seats of the Mighty, by Gilbert Parker, $1.20, postage, 11c. The Choir Invisible, by James Lane Allen, pub lished at $1.50, our price, $1.15 postage Bc. The Chautauqua Books, for course 1898, 5 vols., $1.50 the set, expressage 25c. Pelonbet's Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons for 1898, 85c, postage 12c. Subscriptions for all magazines and periodicals are received at publishers' rates. Stationery. Our "Swan Vellum," and "Swan Satin" are high-class writing papers, made in four sizes "Joseph" and "Billet"sizes, 40c box of 5 quires. Envelopes to correspond, 40c box of 125. "Octavo" size, 50c. a box; envelopes 50c. 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