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ESTABLISHED BY C. B. GOULD, MARCH, 1866. VOL. 43 WALDO T. BREAKER'S TWO YEARS OF SUCCESS WITH WINDSOR HOTEL AN INTERESTING SKETCH OF ONE OF PHILADELPHIA'S OLDEST AS WEIL AS MOST MODERH HOTELS AND HOW IT HAPPENED-A VERITNBLE HOUSE IN ORDER. WHERE TACT AND OPTIMISM HAVE PAVED THE WAY TO FINANCIAL SUCCESS AND PROMINENCE. No clearer demonstration of the vir- j tue of fair dealing and enterprise could j be presented than that afforded by the j success which has come to the Windsor j Hotel, Thirteenth and Filbert streets, ! under the management of Waldo T. j Brubaker. I WINDSOR ONE OK THK OLDEST. Mr. Brubaker assumed the manage- j ment of the Windsor in 1907, and every year since that date has seen the hos telry add to its facilities and advance in public esteem. THE WINDSOR HOTEL The history and development of the Windsor are typical of changes that have occurred in the development of Philadelphia and surrounding country. In 1860 the hotel was known as the Smedley House. In those days, and for many years afterward, the hostelry was conducted after the manner of a country tavern, and was known far and wide among farmers and rural townsmen of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. A wide porch ran along the front of the building and extensive, commod ious stables stood in the rear. Many of the hotel's patrons drove many miles from rural districts and were glad to find in the heart of the busi ness section a "tavern" which made good the ancient caravansary inscrip tion, "Pood and Shelter for Man and Beast." In the early sixties Preston J. Moore took a lease on the building from the Smedley Estate, but made no important changes in the;management until sever al years later. In 1001 another reorga nization took place and the hotel was managed by the Windsor Real Estate Company, controlled by the Smedley Estate. The world had moved forward sev eral degrees by the opening of the twentieth century, and so had the Windsor Hotel. Railroads and trolley lines reaching into odd corners of out lying country provided countrymen new means of transportation and long jonrneys with Dobbin and Dan at the pole grew yearly less frequent. But the farmers and small townsmen con tinued to visit Philadelphia, and they likewise continued to make the Wind sor their headquarters. To-day you will find men and women whirled here by lightning express putting up at "the old Smedley House" whose par ents and grand-parents journeyed to the same mecca half a century ago by routes and methods which consumed days. CONSTANTLY ENLARGED. So much for the Windsor as it was. To-day it stands one of the largest and best equipped houses in Philadelphia. The building has been constantly add ed to in recent years, the latest addi tion being a large building adjoining at the left, the first floor of which has been converted into a private dining room large enough to accommodate an immense company. The floor is of polished hardwood, making the room easily convertible into a dance hall. This room is in two sections, and com municates with the upper floors and kitchen by private stairways and balls. In the basement is a private ice-mak ing plant and the largest hotel power plant but one in Philadelphia. Here also is located the bakery which fur nished the table with fresh bread and pastry at all hours, and in defiance of external conditions. Under the management of Mr, Bru baker the quality of the cuisine has been advanced to meet the most exact ing modern demands. Banqueters have come to l-ecognize the excellence of the service and constitute a regular patronage. In discussing class patronage it is in teresting to find that New England tourists are conspicuous amorg the guests at the Windsor. Returning pilgrims from "Classic America"have spread broadcast the story of the Win- j sor among the Puritans, and the num ber of Down East guests is each year multiplied. The homelike atmosphere of the old Smedley House still clings to the Windsor, however, and the hosts of country merchants who constantly patronize the place proves again how prone is humanity to follow in the footsteps of its fathers —if those foot steps have been well considered. THE WINDSOR'S LOCATION. The Windsor is advertised as being "midway between the two great rail road terminals," and this in itself is one reason why this comfortable and invit ing house claims such a generous pa tronage among the commercial men of the country. Being near to the busi ness whirl, the center of the city vor tex, the Windsor is yet in a quiet, clean neighborhood, while traffic roars and rumbles on all sides not a square away. MR. RBUBAKER'S PERSONALITY. Success in a large measure has come to the Windsor through the personality of Mr. Brubaker. The prime compon ent of success is, we believe, courtesy. Mr. Brubaker has the tact and way, in his treatment, of all those doing busi ness with the hotel, from guest down to the veriest office boy, and conse quently none ever have a fear of get ting the "icy shivers" or the"l don't know-you" sort of stare when they enter the Windsor exchange. Mr. Brubaker has surrounded him self with a thorough and efficient staff from t the front to the kitchen. The dining room ia a joy to partake of a meal in, while the rooms in the house have an air of downright home com fjrt, thoroughly in keeping with the ancient and honorable reputation of the house of Brubaker. Birthday Post Card Shower and Surprise Party. To say that our venerable citizen, Mr. Daniel Downey, of West Fifth street, was surprised on July 2nd, it being hs 73th birthday, would be put ting it mildly. Ongoing to the poet office in the morning he found 75 post cards from friends and relatives resid ing out of town. All day long, as each train arrived, they continued to come until over 150 had been received. In the evening the following bunch, took possession of his home and enjoyed themselves in social chat and games until a late hour, when lunch was served. "Dan" had to take his "strap oil." When Jake Huffman could get out of the clutches of Mrs. J. R. Hamil ton and Mrs. Belle Beattie, all depart ed for their homes, wishing Mr. Downey-many happy birthdays. The following guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gross, Jacob Huffman, H. J. Sassman, Geo. L. Day, J. R. Hamilton, E. H. Gregory, W. S. Lingle, A. J. Turley, C. L. Martin, Mesdames Sadie Dalphy, Nellie Nye, Belle Beattie, Robt. Faucette, A. J. More, F. H. Shaffer, Sarah Jessop, Miss Ida Baker, Miss Margaret Hamilton. * * * The PRESS certainly extends its hearties congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Downey, who for many years have been respected citizens of Emporium. Sousa Comes to Emporium, Mon day, July 26th. Not the great bandmaster, but the representative of one of New York's Greatest Coat and Suit Houses. He will exhibit his splendid fall line of Ladies and Misses Coats, Suits and Rain Coats, at the store of Mr. R. Kuehne The ladies of Emporium, and surrounding towns, are invited to attend. This is a chance to select your New Fall Suit or Coat from one of the finest lines made in New York. You can have the garmehts made to your measure and have them delivered whenever convenient. Don't forget to attend the fine style show, Monday, July 26th, at Emporium's Greatest | Store. Sudden Death. Rev. Schriner, pastor of Free Meth odist Church, received sad news last | Saturday, a wire informing him of the i sudden death of his mother, in her 67tli ! year. Rev. 8., and family left for ' Mercer, Pa., on Saturday's Fiyer to at ; tend the funeral. Mason Re-Union. There will be a meeting of the com mittee on arrangments for the Mason Re-union at Driftwood, July 24th, at 4:00 p. m. Anyone interested may at tend. §5.00 reward offered for the informa tion that will lead to the detection of any merchant that ever offered a bet ter value in stationery. 100 pieces of the finest style sold at Taggart's for 35 ; cents. ! Cedar Shingles $4.50 per thousand at C. B. Howard & Co's. "Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable."— WEßSTEß. EMPORIUM, PA.. THURSDAY. JULY 22, 1909. Monster Timber Tract. Mr. E. D. Brink came to Emporium on the 11th to visit with the family of, M. J. MacKay on Clear Creek, at their cozy and beautiful farm-home, after spending some time in Kanloope, B. 1 C., inspecting a large tract of timber covering sixty-eight square miles, | owned by E. V. Dunlevie, of Buffalo, j but formerly engaged in lumbering in ; this county. This will be one of the most extensive operations in British Columbia when the two railroads, now being located, are constructed. Ed. | left on Monday, accompanied by his wife for Walthousville, Ga., to take a responsible situation with Mr. Dun- ' levie. We congratulate our friend up- ■ on his rapid rise as an expert lumber- j man. Of course the PRESS follows them. On Bridal Trip. William 11. Sipple, of Glendora, Cal., accompanied by his bride, are visiting relatives in Emporium, guests of Adolphus Martin and wife, Third street. The happy couple are enjoy ing our beautiful scenery and climate. Mr. Sipple will be pleasantly remem bered by many as the son of K. C. Sipple, formerly residents of Howard. They left here several years ago for Glendora, Cal., where they are engag ed in the contracting business. The PRESS was favored by a call and enjoy ed the pleasant gentleman's visit very much. After visiting New York city and other eastern cities they will re turn home via St. Paul, Minn., where! Mrs. Sipple's parents now reside. Royally Entertained. The L. C. B. A., ladies were royally entertained on last Thursday evening, July 15th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Galleumiller. Theeveningwas spent in playing cards and at a late hour dainty refreshments were served. The porch was artistically decorated with jack o'lanters, which made their moutv tain home appear as a fairy's bower. At a 'wee sma' hour all departed for their homes. Many thanks for you hospitality. This was the seventh of a series of parties, having been enter tained at the homes of Mrs. Patrick Burke, Secretary; Mrs. Jas. Welsh, President; Mrs. R. Kelley, Mrs. F. X. Blumle, Mrs."B. Egan and Mrs. Ed. Blinzler. Whose turn next? XX On Big Fishing Trip. Henry O. Haupt and family left on Wednesday to visit relatives at Wil liamsport, Elmira, Watkins Glen and Penn Yan, after which they goto Sodus Bay,where they have rented a cottage. Hon. Geo. J. Laßar and wife, accom panied by their grand-children, will join them next week for a short visit. The Judge is a great fisherman and lias become a very interesting "s tory tei ler." Gone to Buffalo. Miss Hattie Berfield, who has been a great sufferer for a long time, was taken to Buffalo last Saturday to enter a hospital for another operation. This poor young lady has indeed been a great sufferer. Her mother and Miss ' Louise Becker, (whose home is at Buf falo), who has been visiting here for some time returned with her. First Methodist Episcopal Church, i Next Sunday at 10:30 a.m. the pastor, i Rev. J. F. Anderson will take for the i subject of his discourse, "Complete ' ness in Christ," at 7:30 p. m., "Doing . His Will." Class meeting at 9:30; Sun day school at 11:45 a. m.; Epworthpworth League at 6:30 p. m. Pleasant Visitors. ( Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, of Pittsburg, who are guests of Mrs. Fisher and , family, at Howard, visited in Empori j um last Saturday, guests of W. H. Cramer and family. Mr. 8., is a clerk in a railroad office at Pittsburg, under . Thos. Gallagher's brother. They re cently visited at New Yotk, Philadel phia and Washington and left here for Niagara Falls. Band of Promise. The Band of Promise of the Presby ( ! terian Church Sunday School will con , | duct an ice cream sale on the lawn of I the church, next Saturday evening, ' ! July 24th. Don't Fail. ! The Y. M. W. 8., will meet at the ' | home of Mrs. Frank Craven, Rich 1 ; Valley, Thursday afternoon, July 29th, J 1909. You are all invited to attend. | Be sure and come. Y. M. W. B. C i Writing pipsr an 1 its selection, de - notes the character of an individul. I Try 50 sheets and 50 envelopes at ' Taggart's for thirty-five cents. Fruit season is here, but Granulated : Sugar the same, 25 pound sack for J |1.45 at C. B. Howard & Co's. BIG ORDER FOR PAVING BRICK Million and Half Order for Calder Brick Secured. W. H. G. Walker, the hustling man ager of Penn Vitrified Brick Co., has captured an order for a 1,500,000 pav ing brick. This with other orders coming their way will keep "Calder" I paving and building brick going this j summer. This popular brick is the best in the United States and 1 stands up against all comers. Mud roads and all other apologies for roads, i are rapidly being pushed aside, as a useless waste of money. How long will Emporium tax payers, in fact every township in the county, continue to throw away the people's money on mud streets and roads. Seriously Injured. John Norris, who is employed in Elk Tanning Co's roller room, at this place, met with a painful accident on Tues day, while placing a piece of plank under the rollers, the plank flew out, striking him on the right side of his face, cutting and seriously injuring his right jaw. Dr. H. S. Falk was called and after relieving him as much as possible ordered him taken to Wil liamsport Hospital, which was done at once, the Elk Tanning Company sending the injured employee on after , noon train, accompanied by Jae. Wright. Dr. McCormick promptly took the case in hand upon their ar rival at the hospital and removed a large piece of bone fram Norris' upper jaw. He is getting along nicely and will remain there until sent home. Badly Shaken Up. While D. A. Skinner and wife were returning home last Friday morning they met with an accident that will lay up Mrs. Skinner for some time. Jusfc as they were about to take the Bryan Hill road at Emporinm Powder works, the horses ran away and threw Mrs. Skinner down the steep embank ment, severely cutting her head and otherwise injuring her. Mr. Skinner had gotten out of the rig when the ac cident happened. Dr. H. S. Falk is at tending her and she is resting easy but is very lame. Merry Maidens' and Lads' Club. Last Tuesday, a numberofouryoung lads and lassies enjoyed the pleasures of a pfc nic in Kenley's Grove, near Keystone Park and, of course, they had a lovely time. The party was composed of Misses Avis Dodson, Mar garet Klees, Kathryn Egan, Virginia Cleary, Corienne Cleary, Leona Swan son, Anna Egan, Violet Swanson, Mar garet Kenley, Bertha Kenley, Helen Kenley and Master Fritz Kenley. It was a jolly nice time. Carriage Collapses. Last Sunday evening Jos. Streich, one of Shippen Township's Path Masters, met with an accident while driving home with his wife and two children. When near Hon. F. X. Blumle's residence one of the wheels on the vehicle collapsed, throwing out the occupants, Mrs. Streich injuring her spine very seriously. The lady is confined to her bed, under Dr. Bush's care. Emmanuel Church Services. July 25, Seventh Sunday after Trin ity. 8 a. m., Holy Communion. 10:30 a. m., Morning Prayer and Litany. 7:30 p. m., Evening Prayer. LOST. Between Frank Shives' store and Ed. Rogers' farm on West Creek, a bunch of keys. Finder will please leave same at the residence of W. D. White, Em porium, Pa. Making Improvements. Hon. Josiah Howard has a large j crew of men at work brushing and im j proving the appearance of Keystone Park. Beautiful spot. Girl Wanted. A girl wanted at once at City Hotel j to do chambermaid work. Another Big Order. The Keystone Powder Co., last week I were given another large order for dynamite by Uncle Sam. It has been filled already and shipped. Good. Emanuel Sunday School Pic-Nic. The annua! picnic of Emmanuel Sunday school wil be held at Sizerville Wednesday afternoon, July 28th. Nothing in the line of Canned Goods, I Meats, Fish or Fruits but you can get at C. B. Howard & Co's. DEATH'S DOINGS. MURRAY. It is certainly with regret that we chronicle the death of one of our old and highly respected citizens, Mr. James Murray. For several years he has been an invalid, yet he herorically continued to follow his occupation un til compelled to give up, owing to heart failure and a terrible case of asthma. His suffering was fierce but ended all on Saturday morning last, surrounded by his faithful wife and children, when his spirit passed to that beautiful shore. Deceased, who was born in Ireland 61 years ago; came to America with j his parents when quite a lad,and'work ed in New York City until 1867, when he came to this county, working at Sterling Run Tannery, where we first made his acquaintance. We highly respected him and valued his friend ship to the time of his death. In 1872 he came to Emporium and faithfully served the Emporium Tannery Com pany for twenty-three years as fireman and engineer. On Sept. 15th, 1879 he met his bosom friend's sister and mar ried Miss Margaret Glenn. Thirling one good turn deserved another, Mr Glenn hied away to York State and came back with Mr. Murray's sister as his bride. Mr. and Mrs. Murray reared a family of five children, viz: Mrs. Nellie Butler, Peter, Mary, Margaret and John—all respected ladies and young men. The last sad rites at St. Mark's Cath olic Church, Tuesday morning were largely attended and impressive. Those who attended the funeral of deceasd, from out of town, were: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Kline, Mr. Sam'l Kline, Jr., Miss Anna Lysett, Mrs. Dan'l Mac Donald, Williamsport; Mr. Thos. Cavanaugh, St. Marys; Mrs. Thos. May, Mr. R. P. McNulty, Ridg way; Mr. John W. Conroy, Buffalo. Our citizens deeply feel for the afflicted wife and children and the fact that the departed held trie esteem oi all during the many years residence here is a record they can point to with pride. James Murray was the soul of honor, quiet, industrious and frugal. Our mind passes back over the many years of friendship that existed be tween the deceased and the writer. He was a true friend; we respected and valued his friendship. We mourn his death and know he is happy, for Holy Writ says, "Blessed are those who die in the Lord." A Jolly Straw Ride. The first straw ride of the season was participated in by a jolly crowd of young folks last Thursday evening. Upon arrival the pleasant grounds at Sizerville a bounteous repast was served and enjoyed by all. The damp ness of the evening did not put a damper on the spirits of the young folks. All report a tip-top time. Those in attendance were: Lola Beck, Mildred Haupt, Mabel Hilliard, Emmr Welsh, Beatrice Jordan, Nancy Spence, Marion Laughlin and Mabel Madison, Messrs. Max Spence, Dorr Spencer, Carl Metz, Wm. Welsh, Hol land Palmer, James Ulmer, Herkie Jones and Fred Haupt. Going Back to Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Converse are packing their household goods, prepa ratory to moving to Carthage, Mo., their former home. Mr. C., has for two or more years been glycerine maker at Emporium Powder plant and his health has failed him, caused from inhaling the fumes. Their many friends hope the change and rest may be beneficial to Mr. Converse and that he may return to Emporium at some future time tully restored. The best wishes of the PRESS and all who are acquainted with them goes with them. Notice to Water Consumers. To Water Consumers of the Emporium Water Company: All taps at sinks, wash basins, water closets,| baths, etc., must bo closed, when not in actual use and must not be allowed to leak. If our inspectors find any violations of the rule governing the water regu lations, particularly the wasting of • water through leaky fixtures or other- ! wise, the supply will be shut off from : sach premises without further notice. ' EMPORIUM WATER COMPANY, j Agreeable Caller. The PRESS office enjoyed very much a call, yesterday afternoon, from Mr. Samuel J. Kline, one of the proprietors i of the New Federal Hotel, Williams-j port. Of course his family reads the j Great Family Paper—the PRESS— j weekly. TERMS: $2.00 —$1.50 1N ADVANCE. THE WEATHER. FRIDAY, Showers. SATURDAY, Fair. SUNDAY, Fair. ASSETS First National Bank, EMPORIUM, PA. At the close of business, July 2t, 1909, $833,766.58. YOU PAID. The fact that you pay your bills by giving checks on this Bank not only helps to build up your credit but also avoids trouble over disputed payments. SI.OO Starts an Account. 3o INTEREST PAID ON SAVING BOOK o ACCOUNTS AND CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT. DR. LEON RKX FELT, DENTIST. Rockwell BIOCK. Emporium, Pa. DR. H. W. MITCH ELI., DENTIST, (Successor to Dr. A. B. Mead.) Office over A. F. Vogt's Shoe Store, Emporium, Pa 12y E. O. BARDWELL, M. D., Rockwell Block, Emporium, Pa. Hours: 8:00 a. m., 1:00 to .1:00 and 7:00 to S p. m Early Resumption! We are pleased to learn that the Iron Furnace operations will re sume Aug. Ist. Of course it will take some time to make repairs, possibly two or three weeks. This will be cheering news to our citi zens. Active operations at the coal mines are now appearing. Sur veyors and prospectors being at work on the Noyes and Duffy and Pardee lands. We do not have the facts, of latter project, for publication. NOTES OF INTEREST Post cards at Bair's studio until Aug. Ist, for SI.OO a dozen. Get a hustle on and come out nex Saturday and "root" for the home team, at Keystone Park. The Emporium base ball team de feated the Port Allegany team on Tuesday afternoon, at the park 10 to 5. Wanted every women in Cameron county to purchase the first box of Windsor Linen Writing Paper. Con taining 50 sheets and 50 envelopes for 35 cents at Taggart'a drug store. If you are interested in a good school, it wiil pay you to write to the Lock Haven Normal School for a copy of its handsome new catalog. In equipment and faculty and in its social enviro ment, it is an ideal school. The fall term begins September 6th. There is only a little difference be tween the positions occupied by Sena tors Cummins and Aldrich, respective ly. One wants to have the Tariff re vised by the Republican Congress and the other wants it revised by the faction that has been howling for Democratic revision for the past sev eral years.—Aulta, (Io.) Republican. The Lock Haven State Normal School completed the most prosperous year in its history. The graduating class numbered one hundred and it was a fine body of young people. It is gratifying to note that all who desire to teach have schools. The Normal School is one of the best in the state. Write for a catalog. Money refunded and cash prize of fered to any person that ever purchas ed a similar value in style or quantity offered in stationary at any store in Emporium. 100 pieces 35 cents. 0. C. TagoarTv — Cameron County Sabbath School Association. District Rally, Sizerville, Sunday, July 25th at 2:30 p. m. PROGRAMME. 1. Organ Voluntary, Miss Vera Olmsted 2. Song Service, conducted by Rev. J. L. Boguo 3. Greeting from President, Hon. Josiah Howard 4. Contralto Solo, selected, Miss Myrtle Olmsted 5. Address, .Rev. J. F. Anderson 6. Ottering. 7. Hymn. 8. Address Rev. J. M. Robertson ». ContralloSolo, selected, Miss MyrtleOlmsteJ 10. Benediction. A cordial invitation is extended to all friends of the Sunday School. Come and enjoy the afternoon with us. Partial to Michigan Girls. It is rumored that Floyd Felt, son of J. Pitt Felt, is to be married in the very near future to a Michigan lady The Felt boys are partial to Mich girle, all but Dr. Leon R. Fell having secured their wives in that state. Post cards at Bair's studio until Aug. Ist, for SI.OO a dozen. NO. 23.