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ESTABLISHED P.Y C. I?. GOULD, MARCH, 1866. VOL. 33. NOTICE. XWHEN you see this item mark- | ed with an X, in blue o> black 1 pencil mark across its face you j will know that your subscription is due, or past due. Your name will be found printed on each copy of the PRESS, as you receive it and gives the last date to which you have paid. Our terms are $'2.00 if not paid in advance, $1.50 in advance. Many, very many, of our patrons allow their subscrip tions to run year after year. This we are unable to stand. It requires money to purchase paper and pay em ployes and we must insist upon the payment of subscriptions due us. We have been patient, but "patience has ceased to be a virtue," and we now propose to weed out all those subscri bers who show no disposition to pay for their paper. 10 PAGES. Business Cards. B. W. GREEN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Emporium, Fa. A business relating to estate, collections, real estates. Orphan's Court and general law business will receive prompt attention. 42-ly. J. C. JOHNSON. J. P. MCNARNEY, JOHNSON McNARNEY, ATTO H N E YS- AT- LAW, EMPORIUM, PA. Will give prompt attention to all business en rusted to them. 16-ly. MICHAEL BRENNAN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Collections promptly attended to. Real estate and pension claim agent, 35-ly. Emporium, Pa. F. D. LBBT. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Emporium, Pa. To LAND OWNKRB AND OTHRRB IN CAMURON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES. I have numerous calls for hemlock and hard wood timber lands, also stum page &c. 112 and parties 1 desiring either to buy or sell will do well to c all on me. i' LBBT. CITY HOTEL, Wm. McGEE, PROPRIETOR Emporium, Pa. Having again taken possession of this old and popular house I solicit a share of the public pat ronage. The house is newly furnished and is one of the best appointed hotels in Cameron county. 30-1 y. THE NOVELTY K EOT A U KANT, (Opp Kite Post Office,) Emporium, Pa. WILLIAM MCDONALD, Proprietor. [ take pleasure in informing the public that j have purchased the old and popular Novelty Restaurant, located on l*ou»M street. It will be .i,y ■. .< •- / 14, t.i# ~»),! lii a i jfc.uier that shall meet with their approbation. Give me a call. Meals and luncheon served at all hours. n027-lyr Wm. McDONALI). ST. CH MILES HOTEL, THORT. J. LYSETT. PROPRIKTOR, Near Buffalo Depot, Emporium, Pa. This new and commodious hotel is now opened for the accommodation of the public. New in all its appointments, every attention willbepaidto the guests patronizing this hotel. 27-17-ly MAY GOULD, TEACHER OF PIANO, HARMONY AND THEORY, Emporium, Pa. Scholars taught either at my home on Sixth street or at the homes of the pupils. Out of town scholars will be given dates at my rooms in this place. P. C. RIECK, D. I). 8.. DENTIST. Office over Taggart's Drug Store, Emporium, Pa. Gas and otiier local anaesthetics ad ministered for the painless extraction SPEClALTY:—Preservation of natural teeth, in cluding Crown and Bridge Work. I will visit Driftwood the first Tuesday, and Sinnemahoning the third Wednesday of each month. Political Announcements. All Announcements under this head must be signed by the candidate and paid in advance to insure publication. ASSOCIATE JUDGE. Editor Press:— Please announce my name as a candidate for Associate Judge of Cameron county, subject to the decision of the Republican County Conven tion. JOHN A. WYKOFF. Grove, Pa., April 4th, 1898. Editor Press: — Please announce my name as a candidate for Associate Judge of Cameron county subject to the decision of the Republican County Conven tion. WM. BERRY. Sterling Run, Pa.. April Bth, 1898. Editor Press: — Please announce mv name as a candidate for Associate Judge of Cameron County, subject to the decision of the Republican County Conven tion. JOHN McDONALI). Driftwood, Pa., April 20th, 1898. Editor Press: Please announce my name as a candidate for Associate Judge of < anieron county, subject to the decision of the Republican County Conven tion. S. D. McCOOLE. Driftwood, Pa., May 7th, 1898. COUNTY TREASURER. Editor Press : Please announce my name as a candidate for the nomination of County Treasurer, subject to the decision of the Republican county Conven tion. If. C. OLMSTED. Emporium, Pa., June 27, 1898. Editor Press:— Please announce my name as a candidate for Treasurer of Cameron County, subject to the decision of the Republican county convention. C.G. CAT LIN. Emporium, Pa., June 28th, 1898. Editor Cameron County Press: Please announce my name as a candidate for the office of County Treasurer, subject to the de cision of the Republican County Convention. C. M. THOMAS. Emporium, Pa., Aug. 10,1898. The Interest Paying Society will meet at Mrs. Stoddard's next Friday afternoon. HAKRIKO. CItONK MORRISON. Al On; <.rtli«- lirides's motheron West Creek, Aiitf. 31, by H ev, .1. M. Johnston, Mr. Milton E. Gronk ar.il Miss Mabel Morrison. Letter From James Cassels. MARINE BARRACKS, LKAOI K ISLAND, J August 15, 1898. S Etlitor Press. I have thv measure to write for you I a few extracts from the The Bounding Billow, through the courtesy of a friend, whose son is on the Olympia, published in the interests of the American man-'o-warsmen Publish ed at intervals on board of U. S. F. S. Olympia : MANILA.PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, ) June, 1898. < 'Twas for Cuba and our Honor to avenge our heroes slain. That victory wreathed our banner, when we , fought the ships ofSpaiu. The U. S. Fleet, consisting of, "Olympia" (flag ship), "Boston" "Raleigh," "Baltimore," "Con cord," "Petrel," "McCulloch," (dispatch boat', and transports," Naushan," "Zaflro," (Merchant steamers carrying coal for fleet, left Mirs Bay, China, April *27,1898, for Manila, Philippine Is lands, to engage Spanish fleet, stationed there. The ships made a very war-like and imposing picture as they steamed out of the harbor in three columns, with all colors flying, bent on their dire and fateful errand. A looker on would have thought that the ships were merely going on a pleasure trip, judging by the careless demeauor of the crews; but unless they have ex perienced it, they would never guess the strain that the uncertainty of whether we were really going to war or not, was on the nerves of these men, who had almost nothing to divert tbei r minds. Once the suspense was relieved, how ever, and a definite move made, there was a complete change and they went about their dif ferent tasks as blithesome and gay as if it were extended leave, instead of grim war. The second day out, the following intellectual abortion was posted on the bulletin hoard. For arrogance and conceit it certainly caps the clim ax; for a sample of ignorance and idiocy, it is un surpassable: Proclamation issued by the Governor-General of the Philippines. "Spaniards—Between Spain and the United States of North America, hostilities have broken out. The moment has arrived, to prove to the world that we possess the s >irit to conquor those who, pretending to be loyal friends, take advant age of our misfortunes and abuse our hospitality, using means which civilized nations count un worthy and disreputable. "The North American people constituted of all the social excrescence, have exhausted our patience and provoked war with their perfidious machinations, with their acts of treachery and with their outrages against the laws of nations and international treaties. "The struggle will be short and decisive. It was.i The God of victories will give us one as complete as the righteousness ami justice of our cause demands. "Spain,'which counts upon the sympathies of all nations, will emerge Tiumphant from this new test, humiliating and blasting, the adven turers from the states that, without cohesion and without a history, offer to humanity only infa mous traditions and the spectacle of a Congress in which appear united insolence and defama- ; ticn, cowardice and cynicism. A jftxO. •' manned by foreigners, pofcses.iiiig neither ii--'"ruction nor discipline, is preparing to come to this Archipelago, with the ruffianly in tention of robbing us of all that means life, honor and liberty. Pretending to he inspired bv a courage of which they are incapable, the North American seamen, undertake a* an ent ;r~ prise capable of realization the substitution of Protestanti Mil for tlie Catholic religion you pro fess to treat you as tribes refractory to civiliza tion, to take possession of your riches as if they were unacquainted with the rights of property, and to kidnap those persons whom they con sider useful, toman their ships or to be exploit ed in agricultural or industrial labor. Vain de signs! Ridiculous boastings! Your indomit able bravery will suffice to frustrate the at empt to carry them into realization. You will not consent that they shall profane the faith you pro fess,that impious footsteps shall defile the temple of thetrueGod; nor that unbelief shall destroy the Holy images which you adore. "The aggressors shall not profane the tombs of your fathers; they shall not gratify their lustful passions at tne cost of your wives and daughters' honor, nor appropriate the property which your industry has accumulated to assure your liveli hood. No. they shall not perpetrate any of these crimes inspired by their wickedness and covet eousness, because your valor and patriotism will suffice to punish and abase the people that, claiming to be civilized and cultivated, have ex terminated the natives of North America instead of bringing to them the life of civilization and progress. "Philippines prepare for the struggle, and united under the glorious flag of Spain, which is ever covered with laurels. Lst us fight with the conviction that victory will crown our efforts and to the summons of our enemies let us op pose, oppose with the decision of the christian and the patriot, the cry of 4 "Viva Espano.' " Your General. BASILIO AGUSTIN Y CAVILA. The forgoing manifesto was the source of indignation to every man in the fleet and was ans wered by a speech by the editor of the Boundiug Billow of which however, for lack of space, I'll only give extracts. J.C. "Shipmates—You all, no doubt, have seen and read the cowardly attack, made by the Spanish Governor at Manila, on the glorious Flag and Country we serve. In it he questions our bravery, our birthrights, the honesty of our government and claims that we have no history. What do the acts of our forebearers represent ? What was the glorious fight they made for Independence in 1770, when father, and son left the plow in the furrow and shouldered their muskets for liberty, while wives, mothers and daughters cheered them on to victory? What was the war of 1812 and the Mexican war? History all, and honorable. Un stained history at that. What does he mean by saying we are "a cowardly nation." "Old Glory," the dear old fiag we serve and love, harbors no cowards. Wherever seen it is recognized, as the emblem of freedom and honor, the standard of a nation of heroes and though he may prate and proclaim from now until "hades freezes over," he will never make any but the most benighted or bigoted be lieve that he is even sane. The sight of our flag is like a breath of pure fresh air. Its colors are significant; the red is emblematic of the blood of heroes shed in defense of our country; the white the purity of our aims and objects and the starspangled blue the Heaven we look to for guidance and strength. Then this Spanish Solomon goes onto inform the brave muchachos under his sovereign com mand that we are a gang of cut throats. Pro testant heretics who will convert them "willy nilly," into a belief of our faith; that we are marauders and thieves; that we are the scour ingsofthe earth's gutters, "social excrecences I (soft impeachmenti and lastly that we have - driven them onto war, manufacturing causes and insulting them because we know or rather thought they were weak. Shipmate.*, you all know what has brought on this war. The barbarous inhumanities practic ed in the Island of Cuba, right before our eyes, Old men and women cruelly tortured and slain, babies murdered on their mothers breasts thousands of peaceful homes ruined and de stroyed by these Spanish fiends, the dear old stars and stripes trampled in the mud of Span ish streets, and last, worst of all the tragedy that i has been too lately enacted to be forgotten, the destruction of the "Maine," when brothers, "Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable." — WEßSTEß. EMPORIUM PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1,1898. friends and shipmates were foully murdered through Spanish treachery and hatred. An act which has won for Spain the aversion of all civilized nations. These acts have brought on the war. Acts the wildest savage would disdain, crimes that none but Lucifers lowest emissaries would commit. It is to avenge these wrongs, to give blessed liberty to an oppressed and down trodden nation and to uphold the honor of our nation, that we are going to war with Spain. The Governor says the Spanish (lag is covered with laurels, but they are laurels of infamy. Fellow patriots when the hour arrives we will one and all gladly lay down our lives for the dear flag and beloved country, that has never had one stain to blemish the purity of its escutch eon. I know of no word that will appeal more forcibly to your hearts than those of the "Patriot Poet," Holmes, in the beautiful poem, "The Flower of Freedom." Poem in full etc. And now shipmates when we get to Manila and meet the Spanish murderers, let our battle cry be: "Remember the Maine. And down with Spain." One more and I'll stop. "We partly owe our readers an appology for the lateness of this issue, but as they are aware of the rapid march of events which has kept us busy for the last month they will be lenient in their judgment. We, were also delayed by lack of paper, and only through the kindness of some of our shipmates, who brought us paper which the Spaniards left on evacuating Cavite are we enabled to print this issue. Well, " 'tis an ill wind that blows nobody any good;" the fact of the "Hounding Billow," being printed on captured paper will certainly en hance its value as a memorial of the occasion. The Bounding Billow is printed on ordinary blank book, ruled paper, marked, "Del Arsenal de Cavite." JAMES CABSELS. Republican Judicial Conference. The Republican Judicial Convention for this 2oth district met at Ridgway last Friday, for the purpose of placing in nomination a candidate for Presi dent Judge. Geo. Weymouth was elected chair man and L. C. Furst, secretary. The roll of delegates was called and the following were present: Cameron—Geo. A. Walker, Empori um; Chas. Gleason, Driftwood; Josiah Howard, Emporium. Clinton—Geo. Weymouth, Luther C. Furst and H. T. Harvey, all of Lock Haven. Elk—John G. Whitemore, Ridgway; Geo. A. Younger, Jr., Johnsonburg; Geo. A. Green, Wilcox. The chair called for nominations, i when Josiah Howard, Esq., of Cam- i eron, arose and nominated Hon. B. W. | Green, oi' Cameron, the nomination j being seconded by John (i. White more, oi Elk. Mr. Howard said: .MI:. CHAIRMAN:— In these days of territorial and com mercial expansion the world is looking about for strong, energetic and broad minded men; men of education and experience to grasp and hold fast the immense opportunities offered by our rapidly expanding civilization. From the earliest records of history down to the pages of modern times, we learn that all men who wished to live peaceably with their neighbors, and to possess and accumulate for the en joyment and comfort of their old age, the fruits oft heir energy and industry, have recognized a tribunal of justice as the most necessary part of their security and development; and the broad minded impartiality and purity of that tribunal, to be the most essen tial element in its character. Our government hits wisely ordered that an arbitrator of the people's affairs should not only posses-' these attributes of character, but should be the choice of the people whose affairs he is about to adjust. At the end of the long term of years under our present able and highly respected Judge, we are met together to-day to choose a man who shall be judge over us for tiie next ten years. It is my honor and privilege to pre sent for your consideration the name of a man well known to you all, a man in the prime of life, of broad education 1 and experience; a man of the people I and chosen almost unanimously by the people of his section for this high J | office; a man by birth and life in close ! touch with the habits and aspirations | of all grades of citizenship; a man of j character strong enough to be just and ' fine enough to be merciful; a man who ! thinks life too short for vengance and j i too noble for favoritism. Such a man, of the highest legal and ' > business ability, in touch with and | j commanding the support of the lawyer ! and the laboring man, the capitalist i ' and the mechanic, is the man we pre sent to you to-day. I have the honor of naming for Pre- j jsident Judge of this district, the Hon. ! I B. W. Green, of Cameron county. Henry T. Harvey, of Clinton, placed j j m nomination the name of Hon. C. A. j j Mayer in a neat and well-worded j i speech. An informal ballot was then I j taken and resulted in live votes for ; | Judge Mayer and four for Mr. Green. ! I Mr. Green then addressed the Con j vention, as follows: | MR. CHAIRMAN AND GENTLEMEN:— i At the solicitation of a number of j j friends in this district I became a can ! didate for the Republican nomination for President Judge. I was earnest I and sincere in this candidacy and shall | never fail to feel grateful to the host , ■ of friends who gave me their support and the courteous treatment I received throughout the entire district. And although not successful, as it would naturally pleased me to have been, yet I have no regrets, and accord to Judge I Mayer the position the people have I chosen, a unanimous nomination of j | both political parties. 1 I appreciate the sentiment of the ! public in favor of a non-partizan 1 judiciary, and it was never my purpose to attempt to change this sentiment or to detract from the well deserved pop ularity of Hon. C. A. Mayer as a Judge and worthy citizen. 1 see before me gentlemen who will bear me witness that 1 have labored for years for the retention intact of this good old 25th Judicial District, and have repeatedly attested in public address to the ability and fairness oi Judge Mayer and I have never found any cause to change ray opinion. It is now my wish that the gentle men who have presented my name make the nomination of Judge Mayer unanimous. Mr. Chas. Gleason, of Cameron, then moved that the nomination of Hon. C. A. Mayer, of Clinton, be made by ac clamation, the motion being seconded by Mr. Josiah Howard, of Cameron. The Chair thereupon declared Hon. C. A. Mayer the Republican candidate for President Judge. Judge Mayer, who was present, addressed the con ference and thanked them cordially for the great honor conferred and pledged himself to conduct the high office without fear or favor, with justice and equity to all, after which he invited those present to join him at dinner. Mr. Green made an honest effort to obtain the Republican nomination for President Judge of this district, but in view of the fact that Judge Mayer re ceived the unanimous endorsement of the Republican convention of Clinton county, as well as the support of the conferees of Elk, rendered his nomina tion out of the question and he, there fore, gracefully accepted the situation, as more fully shown by his address to the conferees. His action throughout the canvass shows his gratitude to his many warm supporters and his ac knowledgment of the courteous treat ment to him by all. While Mr. Green withdrew from the contest he carried with him the respect and confidence of the delegates and their friends from the entire district. The action of the conference places Judge Mayer's name upon both tickets in this district and places the judiciary upon a non-partizan basis. The PRESS has long contended that the judiciary Should be free from political influences and now that the representatives of the Republican party in this district have endorsed the candidacy of the Hon. A. Mayer for President Judge, we shall give him our hearty support and urge upon the Republicans of Cameron to accord to Judge Mayer a unanimous endorsement at the polls in November. The unanimous nomination of Judge Mayer by both political parties, for the fourth term, after having served upon the bench for thirty years, is certainly a high honor seldom accorded in these times of political changes and revolutions As a jurist, Judge Mayer has few, ii any, equals in this State and the compliment extended to him by this district will be a stronger in centive to assist him in the discharge of the high duties the people, regard less of party, have called upon him to discharge. We have placed the name of Hon. C. A. Mayer, at the head of our editorial page as the Republican nominee for President Judge. The Pickling Season Is here. You cannot afford to run chances of spoiling your pickles. To avoid this use pure pickling vinegar, and spices of unquestionable quality, and guaranteed absolutely pure. Also seeds and herbs for seasoning. DAY'S. School Board Meeting. Special meeting called at City Hall, Aug. 26th, 1898. Present—E. C. Davi son, President; T. B. Lloyd, F. P. Rentz, B. Egan, J. D. Marshall, J. D. Logan. Prof. Stauffer reported that there would be about 500 pupils in attend ance this term. On motion, the pupils who fall be low 65 in any one study or below 75 in general average, be promoted, with the understanding that they be able to do the work in the grade to which they are promoted. Carried. On motion of B. Egan, seconded by J. D. Marshall, the rules of order as laid down in school laws be adopted. Carried. On motion of T. B. Lloyd, seconded by P. P. Rentz, that if our classes and studies are in the shape as reported by Prof. Stauffer, that the course of studies be changed and the school course be extended one year. Yea Messrs. Davison, Lloyd, Rentz, Logan. Noes.—Messrs. Egan, Marshall. A petition asking for an extension of the High School course, signed by the following members of the senior class, was read: Grace Leet, Bertha Greg cry, Katie O'Day, Geo. Leavitt, Wm. Leavitt, Josie Armstrong, Grace Kelley, Abbie Metzger, Anna Cleary, Fred Huntington, Chester Hockley. J. D. LOGAN, Sec'y. Emmanuel Sunday School. Beginning Sunday, September 11th, the hour of the Sunday School will be changed to 3:00 p. m. Wanted. Wanted, at once, a good boy, having practical experience in the care and keeping of horses. 27-tf CHAS. FRY. Seed Wheat. Mr. L. G. Cook has several varieties of seed wheat for sale, samples of which may be seen at Walker's hard ware store. 25tf Broad Gauge. John J. Soble has decided upon a great cash reduction sale and this week he comes to the front with a broad gauge advertisement in the PRESS. Lawn Social. Thursday, Sept. Bth, at the home of Mrs. Fred A. Hill, Sixth street, the Ladies of the Presbyterian church will serve ice cream, sweet cream and peaches, cake and coffee. Sweet music will be rendered by our best talent. 2t Six riore Wells. The King Oil Company, of Bradford, have executed a lease with C. R. Kline, of Beechwood, (nine miles from Em porium) for 14,000 acres of land in Cameron and Elk counties, and con tracts to drill six wells for oil or gas. Well No. 1, has been located at Rath bun and operations commenced. This will give that section of the county a thorough test. Watch our market for fruit, DAY'S. Dr. Ulsh at Home. A special despatch from Selins Grove, says: Dr. W. H. Ulsh, assistant sur geon on the Yankton, arrived home from Cienfuegos, off which his vessel did blockading duty. In an interview he says that his vessel sighted the Alphonso XII and was instrumental in her final destruc tion off Mariel, on the northern coast of Cuba. The Alphonso was the finest auxiliary cruiser in the Spanish fleet, but her gunners were unable to stand at their guns because of the rapid and accurate fire ef our marksmen. Death of Mrs. Hernandez. Mrs. Annie L. Hernandez, of Ridg way, died last Thursday night, after a short illness, at the Ross House, where she held the position of landlady. Mrs. Hernandez had many friends in this section who will be pained to hear of her death. The Ridgway Star gives the follow ing account of the death of Mrs. Her nandez. "A gloom was cast over the com munity yesterday morning when it was announced that Mrs. Annie Louise Hernandez had passed into the great beyond. ''Her last illness was so short and her death so unexpected, that the sad news came like a thunderbolt from a clear sky to a large circle of friends, many of whom were ignorant of the fact that she was not enjoying her usual good health. "The immediate cause of her death the attending physician gave as gas tritis, although she was not in anywise indisposed until Saturday noon, when she was prostrated while attending to her work as landlady at the Ross House. "Even then it was thought that the attack was a slight one, and that she would soon recover, and her case was not said to be a fatal one until about eight hours before she died. Her re tives and friends, in answer to numer ous inquiries, were told that no serious results would follow, and that with a little needed rest she would soon re cover. "Early yesterday morning, however, a change came for the worst and the physicians notified the relatives that the final diissolution was only a ques tion of a few hours. The end came quickly, and she passed away at five minutes to twelve o'clock, surrounded by her loved ones. "Mrs. Annie Louise Hernandeth was born in London, England, fifty-seven years ago, the twelfth day of July last, and was the daughter of Captain John and Mrs. Abbie Herring. The latter died in her native land and her father brought the family to America, locat ing in Brooklyn forty-seven years ago "Here Annie was married on March 12, 1855, when but fourteen years of age, to A. M. Hernandez, a Cuban in surgent, who spent the greater part of his life in aiding the down-trodden people of the geni of the Antilles in regaining their liberty. He was away from home most of the time, working in the interest of his people, and died in South America on November 14, 1873, a victim of yellow fever. "Mrs. Hernandeth came to Penn sylvania the year previous on a visit with Mrs. J. H. Shanbacher at Wil liamsport, and after her husband's death made her home with the Shan bacher family, covering a period of twenty-four years. With them she went to Renovo in 1875, where Mr. Shanbacher conducted the Renovo House until 1879, and was at llixford, McKean county, for four years, Olean, N. Y., nine years, Johnsonburg two years and at Ridgway the past seven years. The funeral took place at Ridgway, last Saturday, services being conduct ed by Rev. Geo. Rogers, in Grace Episcopal church, of which the de ceased had long been a consistent member. TERMS: 52.00 — $1.50 IN ADVANCE. NOTICE TO Jl ttOItS I JUBSUANT to an order issued by Hon. C. A. .1 Mayer, all jurors drawn to serve at .Septem ber Term of Court are hereby notified i. • o attend, as their services will not be required FRANK Mt'NDY, _ , Sheriff. Emporium, Pa., Aug. 31, 1898. CITIZIJNS' UAS COMPANY, The directors of the Citizen:-' CJas and Oil Company met at the Warner I louse last Monday even ing and contracted with Messrs. Russell & Niver for the drilling of well No. 3, at a point on West Creek, near Gaskill's. The Company now propose to push the work, and in order to <lo so, it will require the payment of every dollar due from the stock holders to pay the expense- con nected with the work. Jt is earn estly desired that every one kno w ing themselves in arrears for stock shall make prompt payment. The directors will place all unpaid cer tificates in the hands of their Soli citor for collection, within a few days. Very few of the stockhold ers have become delinquent and it is simply justice to those who have paid in full that the board of man agement must insist upon prompt payment. Let every delinquent come up to the scratch and enable the Company to promptly continue the work. Went Up in Smoke. We regret to learn of the heavy loss sustained by Prank Fox, of Driftwood, by the burning of his barn and its con tents at that place, last Friday morn ing. The building contained * the en tire yield of this season's crops, besides all his farming machinery and imple ments, entailing a loss of about $1,200. Mr. Fox succeeded in saving hishorses and one set of harness. The University Association. The work of the local University Association Center will be resumed on Monday evening, September r>th, at S o'clock A paper will be read on The History of Europe in the Nine teenth Century. Beginning Septem ber I.2th, Syllabus No. Hi. on A'.ieriear History will bo t''Ji'-.u up. St diff er has kindly consenfcigu to assume ai rection of this part of this work. Kip special studies in i lis field lia* .:.ilc unusually well cquipped 1' «v it. J. M. ROBERTOON, President. Judge flayer's Speech. The Ridgway Star in its report of the Republican judicial conference at that place which nominated Judge Mayer says: When the Judge was notified of his nomination he made a hearty speech of thanks for the honor, and promised to discharge the duties of his high office without fear or favor, and tho best be knew how. The Judge's eyes filled with tears as he re counted his mauy years on the bench, and spoke of the friendly feeling that existed between himself and the mem bers of the bar. He highly appreciated tho compli ment of the nomination from a different political party than his own, and promised never to be recreant to the trust so magnanimously given him. His speech was very effecting and came from a heart filled to overflowing with gratitude for the honor that had como to him from the men who differ ed from him in their political views. Mere Light Needed. The Warner House 'bus narrowily escaped destruction at the W. N. Y. & P. crossing on Monday night. Owing to the intense darkness at that already famous death trap, Mr. R. Warner, who was driving, was unable to see the string of cars and engine that was rapidly moving down through the yard and as a consequence the rear of the'bus was just grazed by the first car as it passed over the crossing. We have heard several complaints during the past month, relative to the darkness at the above mentioned crossing and think it would be well if our council attended to the matter at once. It may cost a few cents extra each month to maintain a suitable light at this crossing, but this slight expenditure may be the means of pre venting much costly litigation against the borough in the future. Better still, it'the R. K., authorities should place a flagman at the crossing. It is certainly a dangerous place. Death of Morris Lewis. The old land-marks are rapidly pass ing to the great beyond. Morris Lewis, one of our old and esteemed citizens passed away last Sunday, at his home near Emporium, aged 66 years. Mr. Lewis had been an invalid for several years, and his death was not unex pected. Deceased has resided in this county all his life and has been closely con nected with the history of the county. During the past thirty years he his served as court crier and discharged his duties faithfully and well. Ke waF a devoted member of the Adventist church and died in the faith. The funeral, one of the largest ever held in the Valley, took place on Tues day, from his late residence. Rev. Saunders officiated at the funeeral and his remains were interred in the Rich valley cemetery. Tho members of the Bar and county officials attended the funeral in a body and sent a handsome floral offer ing. Deceased leaves a wife and two grown children to mourn his death. NO. 27.