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THE CAMERON COUNTY PRESS.
ESTABLISHED BY C. B. GOULD, MARCH, 1866. VOL. 33. EDITOR'S NOTICE. XWHEN you see this item mark ed with an X, in blue or black pencil mark across its face you 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. H. W. GREEN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Emporium, Pa. 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, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, EMPOKIUM, PA. Will give prompt attention to all business en rusted to them. 16-1 y. MICHAEL BRENNAN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Collections promptly attended to. Real estate and pension claim agent, 35-ly. Emporium, Pa. P. D. LEET. ATTO R N E Y-AT-LA W, Emporium, Pa. To LAND OWNERS ANI> OTHERS IN CAMERON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES. I have numerous calls for hemlock and hard wood timber lands, also stum page &c. 112 and parties desiring either to buy or sell will do well to call on me. P. D. LEET. 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 RESTAURANT, (Opposite Post Office,) Emporium, Pa. WILLIAM MCDONALD, Proprietor. I take pleasure in informing the public that i have purchased the old and popular Novelty Restaurant, located on Fourth street. It will be inv endeavor to serve the public in a manner that shall meet with their approbation. Give me a call. Meals and luncheon served at all hours. n027-lyr Wm. McDONALD. 3T. CHARLES HOTEL, THOS. J. LYSETT. PROPRIETOR, Near Buffalo Depot, Emporium, Pa. This new and commodious hotel is uow opened for the accommodation of the public. New in all its appointments, every attention will be paid to the guests patronizing this hotel. 27-17-ly MAY GOULD, TEACHER OP 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. F. C. RIECK. D. D. S., DENTIST. Office over Taggart's Drug Store, Emporium, Pa. Gas and other local anaesthetics ad- f or 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 01 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 ot 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 my name as a candidate for Associate Judge of Cameron County, subject to the decision of the Republican County Conven tion. JOHN McDONALD. Driftwood, Pa., April 20th, 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. S. D. MoCOOLE. 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 decinion of the Republican county Conven tion. 11. 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. G. CATLIN. 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. 16,1898. Will Take the Stump. B. W. Green, Esq., of Emporium, has accepted the invitation of the Re publican State Committee and will stump the State in the interests of the Republican ticket. Mr. Green is a forcible talker and will do good work. Letter From Purto Rico. COAMA BATTLE FIELD, 1 « Porto Rico, Aug. 11, 1898. / I suppose you have heard of the battle in which the 16th regiment was the "whole thing." We are all waiting in anticipation, for the re port is now that peace is declared and we are all willing to quit too. Well, I will endeavor to give you a description | of the battle: We were camped at Camp Hulings, halfway I between Juan Die* aud Coama, when we re ceived word to move the light artillery and the 2nd and 3rd Wisconsin were the attacking parties. The 16th Pennsylvania were sent around the city by the right Hank to cut otl' the Spaniards' retreat. Well, we marched until ten o'clock the night of the Bth, and went into camp on top of one of the high mouutains, where we could command a good view of the country around us and laid ourselves down tin the grass to rest, (and we needed it too.) We broke camp at 3:00 a. m.and continued our march over the mountains and through the woods, Co. C, being the advance guard and we were led through ravines and cactus patches where we had to cut our way with our matchettes and got tangled up in the jungles and about 7:30 a. m., we came out on top of a high plateau and could easily hear the boom of cannon from the city. The regular guide we had rode ahead and came back pell-mell shouting, "The Spaniards are in full retreat. Follow me, double-quick time!" Well, we all made for the road where the Spaniards were retreating and I being in the point of the advance guard was not very far be hind the first man. We came down 4 he hill pell-mell into the clearing and not a devlish Spaniard in sight, when, bang! bang! bang! and zip, whiz!—you ought to have seen us duck into the grass. My side partner, Clyde Frank, fell with the rest with a hole through his leg about eii<ht inches from his hip and a bullet struck my blanket roll at the same time and I can tell you my thoughts went "home" more than once while I was lying there with the bnl lets cutting the grass all around us. We kept up the fire from our Krag-Jorgenson rifles at a very rapid pace for one hour and twenty-five minutes, when up went a white flag on the Spanirds' line and you ought to have heard the cheer which went up from the lines of the 16th, and we all made sure and then got up out of the gras* and found two of Co. C's boys were wounded, both of them were hit in the same place on the right leg; both being shot through and through. Frank having a compound fracture of the bone made with a brass bullet, and Whitlock having a wound through the fleshy part of the leg. Co. Cthen accompanied the Major over to where the Spanish soldiers were and took charge of them, taking them to Ponce and turning them over to the Regulars. I am feeling first rate and we have the promise that we will be home in six or seven weeks and I hope we may too. I have several relics of the battle. One a cactus leaf, pierced with a bullet, behind which I laid through the battle. Also the blanket with the hole shot through it. I got 22 shots, and every time I s'.iot I had a bead on a Spaniard. The new rifles we have are beauties. They ai'e five shot repeaters and we have sword baynets, which are a very good thing when you get into a patch of cactus. EMORY J. FAUZY, Co. C, 16th Reg. P. V. I. An Honored Judge. The judicial nomination that was presented to Hon. C. A. Mayer by the Republican conference at Ridgway Friday is an action that is very flatter ing to the recipient. The sentiment is growing that the judiciary should he elevated above the rivalries of politics, which sentiment is meeting with favor in many localities. But when it is considered that in many judicial con ferences, conferees assemble in an un enviable frame of mind owing to the ill feelings engendered by the possible victory of an opposing candidate, the contrast in this case, where the nomi nee secured that honor by the unani mous vote of six sets of conferees, can not be regarded in any other light than that of being of a very marked character. But the unanimity by which the nomination is given is not only the proud feature of this happy procedure. Judge Mayer has hereto- i fore been honored by the people of this district, not only once or twice, but the fourth time. For nearly the whole of three ten year terms has he presided in the court.s of this and neighboring counties. During that long period of time he has made de cisions, effected settlements and pre sided with such impartialty, that each successive year of his long service has so strengthened him in the popularity as well as in the affections of his con stituents, that the voters of both lead ing political parties have honored him with the nomination for the fourth time. In this respect, the fourth nomination gives Judge Mayer an honorable dis tinction not possessed, so far as we know, by any other living judge. This nomination, then, carries with it an appreciation, an honor and a re newed confidence, that is as creditable to the political parties that conferred it, as it is an enviable and gratifying distinction to the official receiving it. —Lock Haven Democrat. New Store. Mrs. E O. Bardwell is in New York City this week selecting stock and up on her return will open a millinery and fancy dry goods store in her par lors, at No. 7, West Fourth street. 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 "Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable." —WEßSTEß. EMPORIUM PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1898. Death of Mrs. Wm. Entz. Miss Mame Connerton, a very esti mable Emporium young lady, was called to Kane, last Thursday, by a telegram informing her that her sister, Mrs. Wm. Entz, of St. Marys, who was iu Kane hospital, was .at the point of death. Miss Connerton arrived there before her sister died. The remains were taken to St. Marys to the home of the bereaved husband and three children, one a babe only a few weeks old. The funeral took place on Sun day and was very largely attended. The scene at the grave was a very sad one, when the little son begged that his mamma be not interred. A Few From Austin. From the Democrat A. 11. King, of Erie, has charge of Hackenberg's bona-fide auction sale Ray White, an attache of the CAM ERON COUNTY PRESS, was in town on Sunday. Miss Helen Van Valkenberg, of Em porium, was visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hackenberg this week. John A. Noe is in Galeton this week fitting out three private libraries with choice books from the large line of standard works which he handles. Miss Mamie McCabe, of Emporium, is spending a few weeks in town the guest of her friend Miss Loretta S wayne. W. H. Erhard and family who were entertained by Wm. Hackenberg while in town, have returned to their home in Erie. Masonic Prosperity. The Scottish Rite Masons of Coud ersport have bought the second story of the double brick block on Main street, the first story of which is occu pied by Scoville & Haughenberry and by Wm. Gunsberger, and the third story by Eulalia Lodge F. & A. M. It is being fitted up in regal style for occupancy by the new lodges of the Scottish Rite, Carl Brennle, the con tractor, is rapidly pushing the work to completion. The lodge.room proper has a working tloor of 22x50 feet, with galleries on each side, an orchestra, 7xlo in the rear. In front of the lodge room is a stage 20x21, connected with a reception room by a hall above the stairway. The reception room is 17x 23 and back of that is the banquet hall, 15x68 feet Toilet rooms and property rooms are provided in addition to those described. The building will now properly be called "Masonic Block," as the fratern ity own two floors of it.—Coudersport Journal. Hemlock Crop is all Right. Charles W. Goodyear, who has ex tensive lumbering interests in Penn sylvania, and who is second vice presi dent and general manager of the Buf falo & Susquehanna Railroad, was ask ed about the condition of the lumber market F. 11. & C. W. Goodyear have three mills in Potter county, Pa., that saw about 1-50,000,090 feet of lam her a year, chiefly hemlock. "The market is good for this season of the year," said Mr. Goodyear. "We shipped more lumber last month than we did in July last year." "How is your railroad doing? " "Very well indeed. It does a gen eral railroad business, carrying freight and passengers." The Buffalo & Susquehanna is 100 miles long, all told, and has connec tions with the W. N. Y. & P. at Keat ing Summit, the Erie at Wellsville and Addison and at Ansonia with Fall Brook. "Many people suppose, Mr. Good year" said the reporter, "that there will be no more hemlock timber stand ing after a few years." "That is a mistake. We expect to continue to lumber about 15 years at the present rate. The Pennsylva nia hemlock will likely last about 20 years. There is plenty of hemlock in Michigan, Wisconsin and Maryland and lots of it in Washington and Oregon. There is a great deal of hem lock in Canada. This generation need not worry about the timber question. If the timber States will take hold of the matter of forestry in an intelligent way and keep fire out of the land that has been cut over, there will be plenty of timber for generations to come."— Buffalo Times. Position Wanted. Having decided to again engage in the business of running steam log loaders, I am ready to contract for the season or year. MONT EDWARDS, Austin, Pa.. Sept. oth, 1898. —28-3t 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 The Slnnemahoning Bridge. During the past three years consid erable litigation and controversy has been in vogue over the question of erecting a bridge across the Driftwood stream to accommodate the citizens of VVyside, who have been compelled for years to ford the stream with teams, and cross the railroad bridge on foot, when the water was too high to ford. The question came before the grand jury at two separate terms and they recommended the erection of the bridge. The court appointed viewers who made a survey and reported to court in favor of the erection of the bridge. At the argument court held last Monday, Hon. C. A. Mayer de creed that a mandamus should be issued to compel the County Commissioners to pay to the Supervisors of Grove township $5,850, in equal payments, as the work progresses. The bridge will be 350 feet feet long and will cost the township $7,000, not including the ap proaches. This action by the court settles the question of the erection of the bridge, unless the County Commissioners incur the heavy expense of carrying the case to the Supreme Court. The Pit ESS has stubbornly refused to take sides in the matter and now that the question has been decided by the court in favor of the township we fail to see where the interests of the taxpayers can be bene fitted by carrying an appeal to the Supreme Court, at an expense of sev eral hundred dollars and in the end be compelled to build the bridge. Well Protected. A. F. Vogt & Co. have had a folding iron front placed on their store on West Fourth street, by the Emporium Machine Company, in order to protect it from being entered by burglars. The above establishment has been burglarized three times during the last eleven mouths. Agricultural fleeting. The meeting of the State Board of Agriculture, on the 12th and 18th of October, promises to be an unusually interesting event. Not only every farmer but every citizen of the county should arrange to take advantage of the favor of this meeting on the part of the state officers. The Governor of the state and other state officials have promised to be present. Her Ninetieth Hilestone. Mrs. Delilah Quay Clark, mother-in law of W. F. Lloyd, was ninety years old last Sunday and in the evening she demonstrated her remarkable vitality by walking down Fourth street as far as Broad, after dark. During the day many of her old friends and neighbors called to congratulate her upon the ripe old age she had at tained and they received a cordial welcome from the aged lady. Thrown From His Engine. As Niagara Express was about to take water at Howard Siding last Thursday evening, engineer James Mills, who was holding the tank spout in the man-hole of the tender by means of a shovel, was thrown over the side of the tender by the sudden raising of the spout as the valve was opened, and sustained serious bruises about the shoulders. He managed to take his train to St. Marys, where he was relieved by another engineer. Last Week Day Excursion of the Season to Portage Falls. The W. N. Y. & P. Ry. will run the last week day excursion of the season to Portage Falls, Saturday, Sept. 17tli. Special train will leave Emporium at 7:30 a. m. Fare for round trip SI.OO. Train will arrive at Portage Falls Park 10:50 a. m.; returning leave 5:30 p. m , giving 01 hours at the Falls, and re turning home at a seasonable hour. Fill your lunch basket and join the last week day excursion of the season to Portage Falls. 28-2t Resolutions of Respect. At a regular meeting of the Cameron County Agricultural Society, held at Emporium, on Saturday, Aug. 27th, the following resolution was unani mously passed : The Cameron County Agricultural Society places on record its high ap precation of the excellent services rendered by its late fellow member, Mr. E. N. Fairchild, in whose death the society loses one of its most useful and active members. Mr. Fair child was formost in the efforts to bring the Society to its present con dition of usefulness. He was sueces i ively elected Secretary; State delegate and Treasurer, which is sufficient evi dence of the confidence reposed in him by the Society. In the sad dispensation,the Cameron County Agricultural Society extends to the bereaved family its sincere con dolence. By order of Society, E. W. GASKII.L, N. 11. OSTRUM, 1. K. HOCKLEY, Committee. At Half Price. I desire to inform the people of Cameron county that until the 20th of this month I will do all dental work at half price. The materials I use are absolutely the best. DR. J. M. CARD. Religious. The Free Methodists will hold their fourth quarterly meeting at Emporium, Sept. 9th to 11th. Bro. Sellew, District Elder will have charge of the meeting. All are invited to attend. AMOS HORNING, JR. Running Day and Night. The tidal wave of returning prosper ity has struck Emporium and as a very strong criterion ofsuch we would point to the fact that Howard's planing mill is kept running day and night to keep up with orders. '•Too (iood to Drop." C. W. Berfield writes us from First Fork, enclosing a check and says:"l do not wish to have the paper discon tinued; it is too good to drop." That's what they all say, friend. We are cer tainly very thankful to our friends for the very encouraging letters we re ceive from them and shall labor to make the PRESS as welcome as it has been for years. Our circulation con tinues to grow and daily new names are added to our list. Seriously Burned. Last evening Gordon, the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Vogt, while in the act of testing the soothing influences of corn-silk cigarettes, set fire to his blouse waist. He immed iately started for the house, but was severely burned about the breast and arms before his parents could extin guish the flames. Miss Minnie Vogt was painfully burned on her hands in her efforts to save the boy. Dr. Bard well was called and the boy will be out in a few days but we hope not ready for any more cigarettes. Our Valley Correspondent. It is with regret that we inform the readers of the PRESS of the resignation of our competent and reliable Rich Valley correspondent, Mrs. S. D. Housler. For several years past Mrs. Housler has acted as our correspondent in the Valley and during that time she has never sent us an item of news that we did not deem fit for publica tion The cause of Mrs. Housler's action was on account of some over sensitive person taking offense at an article she had written in one ofoo r late issues. Ball Oame Postponed. The ball game advertised to take place at Sizerville to-day, between Em porium and Port Allegany, has been postponed until Thursday, Sept. 15th, owing to the bad condition of the grounds. Remember the date; next Thursday. Excursion rates, two cents per mile each way. Special train will leave Sizerville for Port Allegany at 9:30 p. m., and leave Sizerville for Emporium at 11:30 p. m. This is ex pected to be a big time, for mine host H. W. Martindale is preparing to en tertain all who attend with a baked clam and green corn supper. There will be dancing on the platform during the evening. Sad shooting Affair. On Monday afternoon as Ward, the little twelve year old son of Robert Colter, who resides at Half Mile, just above Gardeau, was returning from school, he stopped at one of the neigh bors house to see a revolver which one of his companions had. While they were handling the dangerous weapon it was suddenly discharged, the bullet entering his heart and producing in stant death. The funeral was held from his late home at Half Mile yester day morning, Rev. Ilobt. McCaslin offi ciating. The remains were interred in Newton Cemetery. Mr. Colter and family formerly resided at Emporium, and their many friends join the PRESS in extending to the bereaved family, their deepest sympathy in their great affliction. The Bucktails. At a meeting of the Executive Com mittee of the Bucktail association, held last week in conjunction with the citi zens committee of Kennett Square, Thursday and Friday, October 13th and 14th, were fixed upon as the date for the next annual reunion. Secre tary Rauch, will, in a few days supply all the members of the association, both active and honorary, with card orders,which will call for a low rate of fare to Kennett and return, and as Em porium and vicinity has quite a num ber among the membership, it is to be hoped a good delegation will be in at tendance from this vicinity. Further information will be cheer fully given by H. H. Mullin, Empori um, Pa. TERMS: $2.00 —$1.50 IN ADVANCE. Pressed Bricks. Treat every girl an you would like to have every boy treat your sister.—Ex. Argument court was held last Mon day afternoon and considerable busi ness transacted. Ira C. Chatham, of Farrandsville, Pa., formerly a resident of Emporium, has been appointed postmaster at that place. The Watsontown boot and shoe com pany has received a contract from the government to make 25,000 pairs ot shoes. An exchange says the best way to mark table linen is to leave the baby and a blackberry pie alone at the table for three minutes. For the next ten days N. Seger will run a special line of men and boys' underwear, at cost. These goods are well made and guaranteed to wear. It is said that the Buffalo & Susque hanna Railway now has 11 first-class locomotives, 884 freight cars, 15ti miles of main-line track and about 100 miles of branch track. Francisca, the four months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bauer, died last Saturday of membraneous croup. The funeral was held from St. Mark's church on Sunday afternoon. It is not hard to write funny para graphs. All you have to do is to procure a pen, some paper and ink, and then sit down and write them as they occur to you. It is not the writing, but the occurring that is hard —Ex. Contractor J. W. Kriner and his crew of carpenters are busily engaged in the erection of a large circular shaped barn, on the farm of Josiab Howard. The barn will be fitted up with all the modern conveniences and when completed will be one of the finest in this section. State Senator J. Henry Cochran's fishing party has returned from Nepi gon, on the north side of Lake Superior. The party consisted of Senator Coch ran, his son Joseph, who stopped with them on his return from the Klondike, John G. Beading, Esq , and Dr. G. 14. Campbell.—Williamsport News. B. Seger & Son, of Emporium, have leased the Beilly store, on the corner of Main and Franklin streets, and will on or about Sept. 15th, open a fine line o* clothing and gents' furnishing goods. The stock will be new throughout, and as the Messrs. Seger will have one of the finest business locations in Smeth port in which to display their goods, there is no question but what they will meet with fine success. The firm are two of Emporium's oldest and best known business men, and they come to us well recommended. -Smethport Democrat. If a fellow is going totell a story he might just as well tell a good one. Bead the following told by a man in Davenport, N. Y.: "Seven years ago I left my vest, containing a gold watch, hanging on a fence while mowing the back yard. A young pet calf wandered up and proceeded to eat the vest and swallowed the watch. I gave up the watch for lost, of course, and gave it no further thought. A short time ago the calf, which had become full grown, was slaughtered for beet. The watch was found in such a position between the lungs that the respiration of the lungs closing and filling had kept the stem winder wound up, and the watch had only lost about four minutes dur ing the seven years." CURRENT COriMENT. The Pennsylvania Bepublicans this fall will kill two birds with one Stone. One of the birds is a Swallow. Miss Helen Gould has given the gov ernment and the soldiers $127,000 since the war began, besides her personal services in trying to make the camps fit for the habitation of invalids. In making up the list of heroes of the war, her name deserves a place. Bepublican Missouri this year will fall into line with Bepublican Mary land, West Virginia and Kentucky. These sister states are a little ahead because their Bepublicans have avoided factionalism. Missouri Bepublicans will have no more ot it.—St. Louis Democrat. Those people who are counting upon a great Bepublican disaffection this fall, and who think that there is a good chance to elect the Democratic candi dates, will certainly be grievously dis appointed. It is true thatmany people are easily convinced that the best way to save the country is to desert their party, and that|the masses aro inclined to rush from one extreme to the other. But the fact that the Bepublican party has managed matters with consummate skill and wisdom, has brought us out of the slough of despondency into the sunlight of prosperity and glory ought to have more influence upon the minds of the voters than the bugaboo stories of a lot of disgruntled, ambitious and unscrupulous politicians posing as re formers.—Kittanning Free-Press. NO. 28.