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THE CAMERON COUNTY PRESS.
K STABLISIIRD BY C. B.GOULD, MARCH, 1866. VOL. 43 BIG FIRE IN OUR BUSINESS SECTION A. MeDougall and J. H. Day's Stores Damaged. Last Saturday, about one o'clock noon, flames were discovered issuing from the second story of J. H. Day's store, which soon spread to A. Mc- Dougall's store and residence. Had it been a windy day no doubt the flames would have lapped up the Taggart block and the new Theatorium block, recently erected by Frank Shives. As it was, the Shives block was damaged several hundred dollars by smoke and water and also the breaking of the sky lights and destruction ot the windows and frames on West side of building. Hard work saved the business portion of both Day's and McDougall's stores, no damage being done to the goods water being carefully "shot." Never did our fire department work with bet ter results, the water pressure being all that could be desired. The damage to the Day and McDougall stores are estimated $1,500 ; Shives' §7OO, also in sured. It was a very fortunate fire. Had it occurred at night we should have another story to tell. The Emporium Furnace. Andrew Brady went to New York city last night on business of impor tance. Mr. Brady has operated the furnace at this place for ten years, coming here April Ist, 1899, and giv en employment Bteady all these years to hundreds of men, at the same time paying the Pennsylvania R. R. Co., hundreds of thousands of dollars for freight charges. Despite the panic, he has continued to operate his plant every day and night and we hope, with all our citizens, that he may con tinue to secure the encouragement and support that will warrant the con tinuance of this important industry, which means so much to Emporium, as well as Cameron county. We say Cameron county, for we firmly be lieve that within a few months Mr. Brady's grit will be the means of open ing a great trade in our coal, coke and iron products, that will add greatly to the upbuilding of Emporium and the entire county. Pull, don't buck, for our beautiful mountain city, and croakers keep quiet. If you can't speak a good word for your town move on and let some other person take your place. Republican State Convention. The Republican state convention of Pennsylvania will be held at Harris burg, June 16th. The representation is based upon the vote polled at the last Presidential election. Cameron county is entitled to one delegate. The Uniform Primary elections will be held at the regular places of holding elec tions, on Saturday, June sth, 1909, each party to nominate candidates (as per proclamation published in another column). Italians Robbed. The Italian laborers quarters at Round Island were robbed Tuesday about 12:10 o'clock, a.,m., the robber securing a supply of new clothing, a revolver and a supply of cartridges. He was seen west of Wistar tower about four o'clock in the morning by the trackwalker at Round Island but he has not yet been captured. Excitement at Grove, There was quite an excitement at Grove Sunday by the report that Miss Maggie Donahy, daughter of track walker William Donahy was dying. She was taken with a sinking spell_ which was supposed to be heart failure but Dr. Corbet being summoned soon restored her to consciousness and at this writing she is out of immediate danger. Handy as a Pocket in a Shirt. If you are the owner of a baby car riage and have trouble to keep the tire on the wheels goto Laßar's Furniture store and purchase one of those handy devices for retiring the wheels. Bake Sale. Miss Lena Evens' Sunday School Class of M. E. Church will hold a bako sale, next Saturday, April 24th, in Parsons' bazaar. Sale begins at nine o'clock, a. m. Do you wish good Rag Carpet at 34c Ingrain 23c,. and Stair 19c per yard. But little left at C. B. Howard <Si Co's. Quaker Wheat Berries for 6c a pack age at C. B. Howard & Co's Pillsbury's Best Sterilized Cereal, 10c package at C. B. Howard & Co's. An Interesting Letter. Below is a copy of a very interesting ! letter written to Mr. Wm. Hackenberg j by Mr. W. S. Walker. PIIOENIX, ARIZONA, APRIL 30, 1909. MR. WM. HACKENBERQ, Emporium, Pa. DEAR FATHER:— Perhaps it might interest you to know something about the Salt River Valley of Arizona, or the valloy that we are living in for the present. I am sending you by this mail, under sepa rate cover, a small book describing its opportunities. Not very many years ago this country was nothing but a large area of waste desert land, but by irrigation it has become one of the most fertile valleys of the west. They do not have to depend on only a few months during the year to raise crops, but they grow 3(55 days in the year. Take alfalfa for instance, they harvest from four to six crops every year, j usually leaving the winter crop for the ! cattle to eat off. If properly watered alfalfa fields do not have to be plowed and seeded in say about every 2 li years. One man told me he sold $7,000 worth of alfalfa last year from 140 acres, be sides saving enough for his stock. It brings about the same as timothy in the east. They raise everything that can be raised iu a semi-tropical coun try. We have looked over the country around here for a radius of about 12 miles, and know it pretty thoroughly, and like it very much. In fact it is so nice here the family do not seem to care whether they go back to Penna., or not; as for myself I am quite con tented, but loafing is getting rather tiresome for me, as I never acquired the habit very much. If I had no in terest back in Penna., I believe I could content myself very well. This country would suit Weber, as he likes farming. Not only do the crops grow 365 days a year, but the eattle as well; steers six months old are as largo as yearlings in the east. It is certainly a wonderful country and the climate is fine. We have had very few days since we have been here that we could not sit out in the yard or on the porch. About a week ago wo spent a day at the Ostrich Farm, located about 12 miles from here, in fact wo made it a picnic with some friends. It certainly is a great business and a money maker. They have about 2,000 birds—expect about 1,000 chicks before long as they have 1,400 eggs in the incubators. N The manager presented us with an egg for our breakfast, and it was more than we could eat, they are equal to 24 hens eggs; the shell is about inch thick. I drove a nail into each end of the egg and blowed the meat out and preserved the shell to take home with us. We had all the scrambled eggs we could eat that day. Wo are all well and Leon is gaining right along; he now weighs 135 pounds, one pound more than he ever weighed—a gain of 12 pounds since we arrived. We will probably leave here in about five weeks, spending about three weeks to make the trip, arriving home about the first week in June. I presume you know this city is the capitol of this Territory. The capitol building, a picture of which you will find in the book lam mailing you, is quite a nice building and the grounds are beautiful We have been out to the grounds several times, it is just a nice walk from our place. The Governor and Secretary of the Territory are appointed by the Presi dent and the other state offices are elective, with the exception of a few minor ones, that are appointed by the Governor. The Legislative bodies consist of 24 members of the Legisla ture and 12 members of the Council. The Legislature compares of course with our Legislature, and the higher body or council with our State Senate. I will tire you if Ido not stop pretty soon, so I will close with love to you all, from all. Your Son, W. S. WALKER. Plant is Too Small. It makes a Ridgway man feel pretty j cheap to ride through Emporium on j the train at night and seo the beautiful | electric lights shining through that lit | tie town, while the capital city of Elk | county is only lighted by to the iight j ning-bug gas lamps *hat we have in j the place of something efficient and j commendable. We need electric lights, that is sure ; the only thing to settle is | how to get them at an expense wo can ; afford.—Ridgway Daily Record. Yes, friend, our electric lights are all | right as far as they go. However, our ; plant is too light and should be doubl ! Ed to fill the bill. i Cedar Shingles $4.50 per thousand at I C. B. Howard & Co's. "Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable." — WEßSTEß. EMPORIUM, PA., THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1909. ! PENN VITRIFIED BRICK WORKS Resumed Operations .on Monday. WILL EMPLOY 100 MEN. The Penn Vitrified Brick plant re sumed active operations on Monday, with bright prospects for the season. Sixty men are now employed but Mr. Walker informs the PRESS that inside of three weeks he hopes to employ one hundred men. This is good news to our neighbors and we hope this popu lar brick, rapidly forging to the front as the best paving brick on the market, will bo compelled to make their work ing forces many hundreds. Let every citizen of this county root for the Penn Vitrified Brick Company. Pleasant Surprise Party. Jacob Huffman and wife, West Fifth street, were very agreeably surprised last Saturday evening by forty-nine of their neighbors and friends, the occa sion being the 60th anniversary of Mr. Huffman's birth. Was he surprised? Well, I guess. You should have seen his eyes when he opened his frontdoor and in walked the string, taking full possession of the house. After an evening of games, many pleasantries and a bountiful repast, all hied to their homes, happier for the evening's social time. Those present were: Herbert Day and wife, Geo. L. Day and wife, J. B. Loucksand wife, Charles Clark and wife, Fred Moore and wife, Daniel Downey and wife, R. R. Mc- Quay and wife, Robert Faucett and wife, W. S. Lingle and wife, A. J. Turley and wife, Robert Clark and wife, John Summerson and wife, John Robinson and wife, Michael Pye and wife, Walter Morrison and wife, Fred Dinniny and wife, Michael Leary and wife, Harvey Welch and wife, James 1 Jordan and wife, E. H. Gregory and wife, D. W. Ensign and wife, Geo. H. j Hoffman and wife, Thomas Craven, | Mrs. Craven, Mrs. James Haley, Mrs. J. R. Hamilton, Mrs. A. Dalphy. Mr. and Mrs. Huffman have resided here for many years and are among our respected citizens, Mr. Huffman having for years been in charge of the delivery department of C. B. Howard & Co's store. He is always jolly and an industrious, good citizen. In addition to his strict attention to business he is energetically connected with the Mac cabees, having served in all the prin cipal chairs. "Jake" Huffman is all right. Sophomore's Reception. The Sophomore Class of the Em porium High School gave a very ela borate reception to the Classes of 1909 and 1910 at the Reading Room last Fri day evening. The rooms were beauti fully decorated in class eolors. Two contests and cards were the chief pas times of the evening. Miss Jean Mc- Narney and Miss Mildred McQuay were successful in capturing first prizes in the contests. After the prizes were awarded dainty refreshments were served, when dancing was indulged in, with Miss Christy Mac Donald presid ing at the piano. The officers of this popular class are President, Miss Nina Hertig; Vice-President, Gordon Vogt; Secretary, Miss Margaret Dodson; Treasurer, Miss Julia Bair. Mrs. Fred Seger assisted the class as a patroness. A Three Months Trip. The Misses Thressa, Helen and Frances Blumle, accompanied by Miss Regina Severin, of St. Marys, departed for New York City yesterday and will on Saturday set sail for Europe, where they will spend three months visiting relatives and taking in tne sights of the I old world. The PRESS joins with their ; many friends in wishing them a bon | voyage- Miss Mary Blumle, who has i just returned from Williamsport, has taken Miss Thressa's place in the office i of the Emporium Powder Company, while Miss Ryan, of Williamsport, is assisting in the Stephens Hardware j Store during the absence of Miss j Frances Blumle. Chemical Engine Tested. Last Tuesday evening the Mountain eer Hose Co., brought out their chemi j cal engine and gave the public a speci men of what it can do. The machine weighs one thousand pounds and threw | an inch stream far above the Keystone | brick block. The boys havo made a good investment, we believe—one that i will result to the benefit of those who j may suffer from loss by fire. Full line at matting at reduced prices at C. B. Howard & Co's. DEATH'S DOINGS. HtRSCH. ! THEODORE HIRSCH died at the home of biß sister, Mrs. David Weil, at Buf ; falo, on Saturday, April 17th, from the ! effects of typhoid pneumonia of only ! one week's duration. Deceased was born at Emporium, Oct. 1, 1876, and was in his 33rd year. Mr. Hirsch was in the employ of the B. R. & P. R. R. Co., at Pittsburg, in the freight offices, and had gone to Buffalo to visit his sister and assist her to move into her new home when he was stricken with the disease that caused his death. The funeral was conducted at the home of his brother R. H. Hirsch and wife, on Maple street, last Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. M. Robertson, rector or the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, offi ciated. The casket bearers were Messrs. Jasper Harris, James Morrisey, Fred A. Johnson, Charles Hockley, John Waddiugton and Emmit Tulis. The einging was furnished by a quar tette composed by Messrs. H. C. Olm sted, C. H. Felt, I. K. Hockley, and Geo. A. Walker. Deceased is survived by two sisters and two brothers. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. (sister) H. 8. Ness and daughters, Miss Hattie Ness and Mrs. Bmma Johnston, of Bellevue, Pa , and Mr and Mrs. David Weil, of Buffalo, and Mrs. J. H. Swain, of Olean. The many flowers that wero sent showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The freight handlers of Pittsburg sent a beautiful design. The bereaved brothers and sisters have the sympathy of the PRESS and a large circle of friends. We have known deceased all of his life and always found him an upright, gentlemanly and industrious young man. He was the third son of our re spected citizens, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Hirsch, who were highly respected neighbors. * * # , CRANDELL. The funeral of Miss Elsie Crandell, youngest daughter of Bank Teller Chas. E. Crandell and wife, in her 7th year, (a lengthy account of which ap peared in our last issue) took place from the family residence, West Fifth street, last Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and was largely attended by the friends of the family, all of whom deeply sympathize with them. Revs. Bogue of the Baptist Church, and Lux, of the Presbyterian Church officiated. The floral offerings were very numer ous and beautiful—many being sent by friends of other towns and great quantities from the girl friends of de ceased, scores of the latter calling to view the remains. At the clos6 of the services at the home the Flower Girls, Misses Minnie Baurgelt, Elsie Kuehne, Ethel Turley and Helen Smutz, pre ceeded the precious remains of the be loved one, bourne by the following young lady casket bearers: Misses Ruth Jackson, Nancy Turley, Olive Ellis, Mary McGrain, Florence Lingle and Clara Lathrop. '1 he following re latives from out of town attended the funeral: D. E. Crandell and wife, (grand-parents) and Mrs. L. B. Cran dell, (sister) and daughter Sarah, Wil liamaport; Mrs. Harry Mack, (aunt) Philadelphia. ••• BARBER. Mrs. Amos Barber died Tuesday evening, April 13, at 6 o'clock, of chronic Bright's disease, aged 75 years and 13 days. Although ailing for the past eighteen months, the end came suddenly. Mrs. Ann Elizabeth (Louden) Barber was born in Delaware county, New York, on March 31, 1834, and was married to Amos Barber in 1852. To this union four children were born, three of whom preceded her to the grave. She has lived in this vicinity over fifty years and was highly honor ed and respected by all who knew her for her many excellent qualities. In early girlhood she united with the Methodist Episcopal church and ever lived a consistent Christian life. Mrs. Barber is survived by a hus band, one daughter, Mrs. James M. Beale and two grand-children, Dr. B. A. Beale of this place, and Mrs. Eva Williams, of Austin, all of whom have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement. The funeral will take place this (Thursday) afternoon at 1:30 o'clock form the home of Mr. and Mrs. Beale, and the services will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Anderson of Emporium. Interment in Oak Hill cemetery.— Driftwood Gazette, April 15, 1909. MUNRO. The funeral of MRS MAE (GERMOND) MU.NKO, aged 28 years, wife of Mr. John W. Munro, an engineer on the W. N. Y. & P. R. R., an announce ment of whose death we made in our last issue, was held from the resi dence of Mrs. M. L. Germond, her mother, near Climax Works, last Sun day afteftioon at 3:30 o'clock. In ad dition to the bereaved husband, de ceased leaves four children—the young est eight weeks old and the eldest nine years—to mourn her untimely death. Mrs. Munro was afflicted with con sumption and has been in poor health for months, ig fact has been in poor health during most of her ten years of married life. The floral offerings were very beautiful, especially the piece from the engineers of W. N. Y. & P. R. R. The motherless children, as well as the afflicted husbaud, mother and sis ters, have our most profound sym pathy. it * * WILLIAMS. Mrs. Sarah Williams, aged 72, mother of Mrs. W. Robinson, of West Fifth Street, died on Firday last, after a long and painfull illness, suffering with can cer of the stomach. Deceased came here about eight months ago and made her home with her daughter. The fu neral. Sunday afternoon was largely attended and in charge of Rev. of Williamsport, who succeeded his father, pastor of deceased lady, who wasia devout member of the A. M. E. Church of Williamsport. Out of re spect to Mr. and Mrs. Robinson many of our citizens attended the funeral. While we have many excellent colored people here, honest and industrious, none are more so than this excellent family. BLISS. GILLIS BLISS, aged 76, passed to the great beyond last Thursday morn ing. His funeral took place Sunday afternoon from his residence on West Creek and was conducted by Rev. F.B. Schriner, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a consistent member. Gillln Blisf wo<« an honorable, God-fearing Christian gentleman and leaves a name ot which all might be proud to bear. Changes in Divisions of P. R. R. Rumored. Says the Dußois Courier: "It is rumored in railroad circles that as early as the first of next month a change of great importance will be made on tlio 'Pennsylvania 11. R., to this section of the state. The rumor says that the Allegheny division of the road will be absorbed by the Erie and Conemaugh divisions, the former taking the Low Grade, while the River Division will goto tho Conemaugh, in such case, the rumor states, the present officials of the Allegheny Division will be transferred to posi tions on the other division." Fatal Accident. Harry G. Boas, aged 40, in the em ploy of Emporium Powder Company, was almost instantally killed while working over the gun cotton wringer, last Friday morning, at 10:30 o'clock. The machine exploded, a piece of the iron frame striking him in the stom ach, causing almost instant death. His remains were taken to B. Egan's under taking rooms and prepared for burial. Deceased came here from State Col lege, Pa., and resided on West Creek- The funeral took place on Monday morning, at nine o'clock, from the late home of deceased, Rev. J. L. Bogue, pastor of the First Baptist Church offi ciating. The officers of Emporium Powder Company attended the funeral, while the casket bearers were co-work ers in the works. The deceased was a stanger to us and therefore cannot say anything relative to his life. His father, one brother, one sister and a daughter, from State College attended the funeral. Giant Locomotives Destroyed. On the afternoon of July 4 two en gines going at the rate of a mile a min ute came into collision at Brighton Beach in the presence of over 50,000 people that had assembled in the race track enclosure to witness this novel celebration of the "Fourth." There was such a terrific crash that the earth trembled and one hundred and sixty tons of steel and iron were hurled through space and it was all over. But while it did last it was the most impressive sight that human eyes ever gazed at. Six moving pictures whirred away and fine pictures were taken and secur ed by Edwin J. Iladley and will be shown in the Court House, on Thurs day, April 22nd. Secure seats early at H. S. Lloyd's. The last killing frost for ten years back took place on April 11th. TERMS: $2.00— 51.501N ADVANCE. THE WEATHER. FRIDAY, Fair. SATURDAY, Fair. SUNDAY, Showers. ASSETS First National Bank, EMPORIUM, PA. At the close of business, April 21,1909. $808,643.88. SEED TIME. Money putin thin Bank is like seed which fall on good ground and yeilds fruit, and brings forth some thirty, some sixty and some an hundred fold. SI.OO Starts an Account. 30 INTEREST PAID ON SAVING BOOK o ACCOUNTS AND CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT. DR. LEON REX FELT, DENTIST. Rockwell Block, Emporium, Pa. DR. H. W. MITCHELL, DENTIST, (Successor to Dr. A. B. Mead.) Office over A. F. Vogt's Shoe Store, Emporium, Pa 12y FOR SALE—Carriage, Top Surrey, new; and 12 ft Extension Table. 2t MRS. J. A. JOHNSTON. Emporium Summer Normal School • May 10th to June 18th, 1909. For imformation, address, C. E. PLASTERER, Principal. BOARDING WANTED. Boarding places desired for students, address as above. First Presbyterian Church. Paul J. Lux, Pastor. Services next Sunday as follows r Morning Service at 10:30 o'clock, Ser mon, "Why I Believe in the Bible;" Sunday School, 11:45; Christian En deavor, 6:30 p. m.; Evening Service, 7:30, Second Sermon on Home Life, Subject, "Home, Sweet Home.' A cordial welcome is extended to all to worship with us. Attending the Presbytery. The liev. Paul J. Lux, departed tor Mt. Carmel, Pa., last Monday morning to attend the meeting of the Northum berland Presbytery. Rev Lux will visit his (laughters before returnidg, who are being educated at the Faulke and Long Institute at Langhorne, Pa., near Philadelphia. Mr. Lux will re turn to this place on Saturday and will preach as usual next Sunday. Moving Pictures and Vaudeville. Thursday, Friday and Saturday eve nings there will be an attraction at the Opera House far in advance of any thing produced here in a long time. In addition to moving pictures there will be a vaudeville entertainment com posed of Chas. Proctor, of Bufialo, for merly a member of the Buckeye State Quartette. The price of admission will be only ten cents to all parts of the house. An Expert Fisherman. Mr. J. M. Olsen, of Madera, came in to Cameron on Tuesday, with the fin est basket of trout caught on the streams adjoining that place, catching the limit within four hours. Being an: old-time salt water gentleman and fish erman it seemed as though the big fish all waited for his bait—at least he caught them. He took home with him a nice mess, to Clearfield county to show what can be done when you know how. He had several 21 inches long and three that measured 17 inches strong. He claims he could have done better had there not been a limit made by law and the water had not been so high. Where are such expert fisher men as Frank Hoag and J. A. Dice ? Let us hear from you. Will Return to Emporium. Dr. E. O. Bardwell, of Buffalo, came to Emporium on Tuesday to visit re latives and friends. While here he met many of his old friends and patrons and finally decided to return to Em porium, where he passed so many years. He will open his office here be tween now and May Ist. Dr. Bardwell, since the death of his wife, feels that he cannot be contented to reside any other place out Emporium. His old patrons and friends as well as the medical fraternity, will be glad to wel come his return. May Carnival. Tickets are now on sale for the May Carnival which will be held on Wednesday, May 12th. for the benefit of Mr. and Mrs. Tlios. TroMer. Generous Emporium ought to respond and a d this worthy old couple. Representatives wll call at your homes in the near future and oiler the tickets for sale. This Carnival is planned for Mr. and Mrs. Trotter and all receipts will be used for them. Mrs. Trotter is badly in need of a new invalid chair. Everybody come and bring your friends to help make this Carnival a great success. NO. 10.