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THE CAMERON COUNTY PRESS.
EVRABLISINTN BY C. B. GOULD, MARCH, 1866. VOL. 43 WASHINGTON LETTER. IFrom our Itegnlar Correspondent.] WASHINGTON, July 31, 1909. President Taft has won his fight for tariff revision downwaad. The "stand pat" forces of the Senate and the Home have gone down to defeat. The un holly alliance between Speaker Can non and ex-Representative Littaner has come to naught. The corporations of the country are to be made to Bub ject their affairs to the clear light of publicity. Justice is to be dune to the Filipinos. The people will receive some benefit from a genuine tariff re vision and the Republican party, under it's new leader, William Howard Taft has demonstrated a capacity to withstand the influence of evil and present a solid front in opposition to the powerful pressure exerted by lob bies of the protected interests. These are the results of the agreement on the tariff bill which has finally been reach ed by the conferrees and which re mains only to be confirmed, as it un questionably will be, by the Republi can majorities in the two houses of Congress. It required a letter from the Presi dent to the conferrees, in which, in simple but stx-aightforward terms he declared that if the rate on rough lum ber was placed above $1.25 a thousand feet and the rates on women's gloves were increased above the Dingley law he would "reject" the bill, to bring the conferees to their senses and induce them to provide for that measure of revision downward which Mr. Taft | deemed essential. When the tirae came to write the letter, the President did not hesitate to take the step, how ever, and the result is one cf which all Republicans may well feel proud. The number of reductions contained in the completed bill i.i far greater than is generally supposed or than tho public i has had an opportunity to discover. : Chairman Payne has presented the re sults in an effective manner. He shows that the duties have been lowered on §5,000,000 worth of goods used by tho people, while they have been increased i on only §850,000 worth. To arrive at \ this comparison he takes the year 1905 j as basis of comparison which is entire ly consistent with tho position he has taken all along that the figures of 1907 do not present a fair basi3 of compari- j son for the reason that that was a de cidely exceptional year. Mr. Payne shows, moreover, that the increases fall on $579,000 worth of luxuries, which constitutes two thirds of all the increases. In further exemplification of his contention that tho bill con stitutes genuine revision of the t iriff, Mr. Payne points out that in a number of instances the duties where so high as to be prohibitive, that therefore, there were no importations and in cal culating the reductions now and taking the importations of any year under the Dingley law as a basis it is impossible to show how much the people will be benfitted because the reductions made will greatly increase the importation of tlieee goods which are necessities, so that figures made a year hence, for instance, would show a still larger per centage of decrease on goods used by the people. The reductions in the metals schedule should benefit every citizen of the country for everyone used metal in some form, from a pen knife to a ploy The rate on iron ore is decreased from 40 cents to 15 cents a ton; on pig iron from §4 to $2.50 a ton, on scrap iron, which is used to work over into metal articles which do not require the highest grade of wrought iron, from $4 to $1 a ton, etc. There has been considerable disposi tion to oppose the adoption of the tariff report by certain members of the two houses who feel that the industries of their section do not receive sufficient protection, but the indications are that this will abate and the bill will be adopted without any prolonged struggle. There is so much food in the measure that large majorities of tho Republicans in both houses will be strongly disposed to promote its enact ment and as for the disgruntled "stand patters" the President has made it very clear to them that if the bill should fail he would convene Congress in special session next October and the very com modities which they are most anxious to protect, such as iron ore, hides, lum ber, etc., would ba subjected to a mer ciless fire which could not but result in placing them all on the free list. In the Senate there will doubtless bo some Republican votes against the bill. For Sale. A desirable property, on East Fourth St., Emporium. Lot 60x120; improved by two dwelling houses. Excellent lo cation; next door to Schlecht's Green house. Apply to MRS. ELLA MCSWANN, 37-tf. Emporium Pa. Serious Time. Esquire M. M. Larrabee, we in com mon with our readers are sorry to learn, has been having a very painful and serious timo for ten days with in flammatory rheumatism. An abscess having formed on his loft hip necessi tated Dr. DeLong, tho attending phy sician, lancing the painful craaturo. He is resting easier now and wo hope will soon be presiding at Justice's Court again. Contract Awarded. The School Board of Lumber town ship last Saturday awarded the con tract for the erection of a one-story, two rooms, solid brick school house at Cameron to W. H. Welsh, of Empori um. The contract price was $1,848. Mr. Welsh has sub-let the stone and brick contract to James Fitzpatrick and the slating contract to Geo. Wright, the expert slate contractor at this place. The entire team are hustlers and will do a good job. House Party. The Misses Calfish, of Keating Sum mit, are having a house party at their home at that pluce and are entertain ing several friends. Last Saturday the entire bunch swooped down on Em porium in an automobile, and took possession of the town for a short time. The party was composed of the follow ing young ladies: Misses Mary Carr, Ruth Carr and Ruth Dennis, of Brad ford; Helen Counsil, of Sinnamahon ing; Eva Noble, of Patton; Doris, Helen and Frances Calfish, of Keating Sum mit. Mr. Roy Sykes, of Buffalo, was the chauffeur. These young ladies certainly make a merry bunch and keep things lively at the Summit. Come again, ladies. Attending Wedding. Mr. J. Pitt Felt and sou, I)r. Leon R. Felt and wife, departed for Lancing, Michigan, via Buffalo, last Sunday, to bo present at the marriage cf Miss Florence Hammond to Floyd Felt, which took place yesterday. August 4th. Mies Hammond visited Empori um last summer aud made many friends while here. Floyd, being an Emporium boy, stands high in the re gard of all Emporiumites. The PRESS and their many friends at this place extends congratulations aud best wishes for a happy voyage over tho sea of life. Cameron County Sabbath School Association Notes. The Cameron County Sabbath School Association will hold a district Rally at Rich Valley Church, Sunday, Aug. 15th, at 3 p. m. A fine programme which will appear in next week's PRESS has been prepared and a largo attend ance is desired. We had a most de lightful time at SiZ9rville and every one was glad to have been there. The Annual Convention will be held September 13-14, in Emmanuel Parish House and it is earnestly requested that each school in the countyjsend two (2) delegates. Bear this in mind. Arrived Safe. A personal letter received on Mou day from Mr. Geo. L. Converse, who left Emporium last month for Missouri, writes ye editor, under date of July 29th, from Granby, Mo., as follows: "We arrived home all O. K. and had a nice trip. We stopped at Niagara Falls over Sunday (July 25th) and en joyed the pretty sight. We arrived at Kansas City two hours late, the Wa bash R. R., being washed out by the heavy rains. Sunday night they suf fered a serious wreck, about fifty miles from Kansas City. Six were kiiled and forty injured. We passed over the same route Monday night and all you could see of the wreck was one coach and part of another. lam feeling fine. Give all our friends our best regards. Geo. L. Converse." The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Converse certainly feel interested in their welfare and send regards. To Stop Pollution. State Fish Commissioner Meehan j lately held a conference with the Elk j Tanning Company officers at Ridgway relative to dumping refuse matter in ! tho streams from the chemical factor ies, paper mills, saw mills and towns. I The State Commissioner has taken iup the matter in earnefct. The Elk i Tanning Company have erected plants at forty of their forty-eight tanneries and have provided tank cars toreaiove the refuse matter to those forty points. After removing the tannic acid used in their business in tho making of leather Cfeey will burn the residue The fleshings will be used for fertilizer, afti-tr being recitified. Commissioner Meet\an intends to insist on their com pliaixV with the law. The tanning in terests W, the state manifest a disposi | tion to lfl&ep refuse out of the streams "Liberty aud Union, One and Inseparable."— WEßSTEß. EMPORIUM, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1909 Do You Wish this Condition in America? In last week's East Emporium Inde pendent Editor Cobden-llockley said: "The whole cussed tariff fabric is a farce and an imposition on the Ameri c.in masses." England, the champion tree trade country of the world hus for many years sought to sow seeds of trouble in this country, its Cobden Club sending emissaries into this coun try to undermine our protective sys tem. Samuel Gompors, president of Federation of Labor, now in England, writes to the Pittsburg Sunday Gazette- Times that what impressed him most in London was the awful diatitution to be seen on every hand. He was de pressed by the evidences of actual suf fering on the part of men, women and children who were literally starving. Park benches are filled with ragged men who simply cannot find work to do. Unemployment is generally ac cepted as "the chronic feature of Eng land's industrial and social life." Hosts of human derelicts are simply unable to work for lack of energy. Through long periods of enforced idle ness they have become incurably shift less. "From time to time those num bers of demoralized, degraded objects, which ought to be men and women, have since formed in my mind's eye a procession, moving along together past me, mournful,-hopeless, repellant, a disgrace to our boasted civilization." All visitors to England are struck by the same sad conditions, although they may not bo able to present such a graphic description of them as does Mr. Gompers. With all his paternal istic scheme, such as old age pensions, government employment bureaus and poor relief funds, JOHN BULL makes little apparent progress toward allevi ating tho evils of the widespread di - ease of poverty. It may bo said that the poor we have always with u.-. and that poverty exists in every country. That is true. But the sordid, grinding, sickening poverty in evidence in Great Britain has few parallels elsewhere. 11 is a comparatively rare occurrence in an American city for a prosperous looking individual to be accosted by a strent beggar. Certainly even in times of greatest business depression one may walk our streets and not be held up in every block by piteous appeals for assistance. English cities swarm with beggars at all times. It is surpris ing that England should always be harassed by the fear cf invasion by a foreign foe and yet seemingly be obliv ious to the greater foe within. The best thought of the nation is engaged in formulating means of defense against Germany. In tho meantime a more serious menace stalks at home. With conditions in the summer time such as Mr. Gompers describes, one hates to think of what the coming seasou of cold may bring forth. British states men cannot have forgotten the riotous scenes of last winter in which crowds of the unemployed participated. There is every indication that "the worst is yet to come." Do you wish America and American homes placed on a level with the free trade countries? We imagine none would howl more loudly than the editor of the Independent were the laborers and their wives and children ground down to the low level of Ti!urope. God forbid. Sad News. Mr. Alfred Nelson, one of our reli able Swede citizens, received the sad intelligence, last week, of the death of his mother, aged 71 years, in Helsing berg, Sweden. Auto Trip. Dr. H. S. Falk, accompanied by F. F. Hilliker, Ermine Rentz and Geo. Huffman left last Sunday on a tour to eastern points, taking in Williamsport, Harrisburg, Lancaster and other points, to be absent one week. Big Orders. | Riter Conley Manufacturing Com | Pittsburg, the same firm that ! erected the Emporium furnace, have j bagged two big orders—one for $1,250,- ; 000 and a $750,000 —and reports busi ; iless constantly increasing. Let 'er boom. Baptist Church. o\ving to the absence of tho pastor, Rev. J. L. Bogue, there will be 110 preaching services n«xt Sunday, Aug. Bth. Sunday school and the C. E. meeting will be held the same as usual. Regular services the following Sun i day, August 15th. Girl Wanted. A good, strong, healthy girl wanted to work i i the Laundry. Steady work at good salary. 25-tf. EMPORIUM LAUNDRY. LOST.—A small gold P. O. S. of A. pin. Finder please leave same at this I office. Bright Prospects. Never in the history of this county have the prospects looked better than new. Soon, within a few days, every labor employing plant in the counnty will bo in full blast, employing hun dreds of men. The repairs at the Iron Furnace will be completed within a few days, the coke operations repaired and with a railroad up Sterling Run for a distance of 2] miles to tap the now coal veins on the Noycs and Duffy lauds, as well as other purchases the Emporium Iron Co., will have plenty of good coking coal—the old Mt. Hope Vein—to last many years. The prospects for a boom in Empori um are good and it is up to our citizens to get a move on and relegate the "knockers" to the rear. All citizens should take an unselfish interest in our town and work for the advancement of every now project or industry that will push our town aud county to the front. With sensible, sane and persistent ef forts we can make this little county rank with the larger counties, at least from a business stand, if not area. Our already world-wide reputation as the dynamite centre, has und now is, attracting attention this way. Let us be up and doing and get aboard Uncle Sam's band wagon, now preparing for the greatest era of prosperity ever known in the past. The Sizerville Encampment. To the Editor of the Press:— As the date for the Boys' Brigade Encampment at Sizerville, August 11th to 18th, is drawing very near, I should like, through your columns, to urge up on the boys and their parents the im portauea of taking hold earnestly dur ing these lost days to make the En campment a success. The Boys' Bri gade has proved itself an organization of estimable value for the boys, but let us not forget that its continued success aud usefulness are dependent upon the loyalty and interest of the boys and upon the co-operation of parents and friends. Parents are under obli gations to see that the boys attend the drills, show proper respect and obed ience to orders, and keep their dues paid up; and also to help them in every necessary way. In regard to the Encampment, we desire as large an attendance of the members of the companies as possible. I am trying to find out just who ex pect togo and who do not, and I ask those who are yet in uncertainty to de cide difinitely at once and let mo know. The Encampment expense, so far as each individual boy is concerned will not exceed §3.00. That amount will about pay for the provisions. There will be some general battaliion expenses in connection with the Encampment which we shall have to meet by public subscription. It will be necessary for each boy who goes to camp to pay this $3.00. Since the first organization of Com pany M. I have kept a detailed account of all moneys received and expended by me for the company. I shall be glad to show this account to any one, at any time. At the first of the pres ent year the total receipts since the beginning of the company, were $346.- 50; expenditures, $376.75, the difference of $30.25, having been advanced for the company. Since then I have re ceived for the company $51.73, and have expended $36.03, reducing the above deficit to $14.55. In this state ment is not included some $16.00, the proceeds of Tag-Day and athletic events, July sth. It is desired by Captaiu Ellis that every member of both companies be present next Monday evening. Major Bliss expects to be present for a final review before Camp. The Ridgway companies expect to arrive by the noon train on Wednes [ dayi August 11th. The companies will meet them at the station and escort them to the place of drill, where the ' Ridgway boys will be assigned as | guests of the Emporium boys for | dinner. After dinner the battaliion | will form and march to Sizerville. J. M. ROBERTSON, Chaplain of Companies Land M. Emporium, Pa., Aug. 4, 1909. Monster Trout. ! James Wright caught a monster i brown trout last Friday while fishing ion main Rich Valley stream, at Bobby 1 Run bridge. The beauty measured nineteen inches and weighed over two j pounds. We have not heard of a larg er trout being caught in this county this year. His good wife stuffed and j baked the fish for supper last Saturday. Jas. is smacking his chops yet. Prosperity is with us again. States men and business men agree that busi ness conditions are brighter than they have been for a long time. LOST.— Ladies gold watch and fob; monogram F. D. F. Finder please ! leave at PRESS office. To-Night. There will he a meeting at the Read | ing Room, this (Thursday) evening, | for the purpose of organizing a i Woman's Christian Temperance Union. I The public is cordially invited to at ] tend. Base Ball. The St. Marys Collegians and Com pany M, of this pface will play a game j at Keystone Park, Saturday afternoon !at 3:30. Let everybody turn out and j aid Company M. Mr. Baker Sick. Mr. Baker, the piano tuner of Wil liamsport, who has been sick at City Hotel during the past two or three days, was compelled togo to his home to-day. He desires us to inform his patrons that he will return in a few days to complete work. Moved to Emporium. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Regelman and children have moved from Williams port to Emporium and will locate here permanently, having rentid the Her bert Day dwelling on Fifth street. Mrs. Regelman is eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anchti. We wel come them to Emporium. Investigation Started. One of the Deaconeses from Lake Bluff, Ills., Orpliange Home, was in Emporium last week, looking after the welfare of two little grand children of Mrs. Kephart, now in the orphanage homo at Lake Bluff, Ills. We hope that Mrs. Kephart will be successful in again securing her little grand-child, j taken from her so treacherously over a | year ago, after remaining with her j nearly four years becoming her dearest I treasure. Attending Slate Convention. | John J. Quigley left 011 Tuesday for i Harrisburg to attond the Democratic , state convention as delegate from this | county. It is his first attendance up- I 011 a convention. The formality of naming a state ticket, composed of Lhjt following gentlemen was pulled off yesterday, at the request of Boss Guffey, whom the late Jas Kerr ousted from the late Democratic National Convention,at the request of Candidate Bryan, "We hateto'do it.but we must:" j For Auditor General—J. W. Clark, of Indiana; for State Treasurer—Ex-Con gressman George W. Kipp, of Brad ford; for Justice of the Supreme Court —C. La Rue Munson, of Williamsport. From Emporium to Williamsport and Return by Auto. Mrs. Josiah Howard, accompanied by two of her children, Miss Dorothy and Master Bobby; also her mother, Mrs. Margaret Beisel, and sister, Mrs. Ida Cavey, autoed to Williamsport last i Monday morning, leaving here at nine j a. m., stopping two hours for dinner I and "feed" for the machine, and ar riving at Williamsport at 8:30 p. m. W. A. Dalrymple was at the helm as ' usual while Bobby watched for rattle snakes. Mrs. Beisel and Mrs. Cavey will visit old friends at McEwensville before returning home, which will be next Saturday. They made the down trip without any mishaps and hope to come back with a clear record. Gigging for Fish. J. H. Stephens headed a party of expert "giggers" one night recently. Jack was armed with one of Mose Min ard's smooth pronged spears, made out of a large fork used by Dick Kelley 20 years ago at the Cameron ox roast, while Mose manipulated a back-action mop handle. They might have'eap tured some fish had not "Jack's" rub ber boots sprung a leak at the heels and the soles dropped out, but that would not havedeteredjhim from diving after the nineteen inchers had he not left his shoes at Rentz's porch and had to return the new (?) boots he borrow ed for the occasion. Jack has not been well ever since the experience and Mose will not eat fish even on Friday. It would be difficult to find anywhere else in the state as fine a group of buildings as adorn the campus of the Lock Haven Normal School. They are on a commanding elevation facing the i beautiful West Branch,lare surrounded | by the picturesque rolling hills of the j Allegheny system, and, most import ] ant of all, the drainage is perfect. The ! school is most fortunate in having j plenty of pure mountain water. School j opens September 6th. Address the | Principal for a catalog. Big Cut in Prices. The Broad street hardware firm of Dininny, Burnside & Co., are offering big cut prices in their new adv. this j week. Equipment orders to the amount of | $8,000,000 are being placed by the Pennsylvania railroad. TERMS: $2.00—51.50 1N ADVANCE. THE WEATHER. FRIDAY, Fair. SATURDAY, Fair. SUNDAY, Showers. ASSETS First National Bank, EMPORIUM,PA. At tho close of business, Aug. 4, 1303, $812,493.13. RESU LT—INDEPENDENCE. The dollars saved during youth afford capital for investment later in life. Every hundred dol. lars you save makes it easier to acquire thoUE. ands. You can begin saving now. SI.OO Starts an Account. 3 s o INTEREST PAID ON SAVING BOOK o ACCOUNTS AND CERTIFICATES OP DEPOSIT. DR. LEON REX FELT, DENTIST. Pockwell Bloolc, Emporium, Pa. DR. H. W. MITCHELL, 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. ra., 1:00 to 3:00 and 7:00 to 8 p. m Council Proceedings. Regular meeting Borough Council, Emporium, Aug. 2nd, 1909. Present, Messrs. Goodnough, Howard, Pearsall, Green, Poster and Mumford. Absent, Messrs. Rishell, Cummings and Spencer. Minutes of last regular and special meetings read and approved. Moved by Mr. Pearaall, seconded by Mr. Howard, thp.t the street committeo make arrangements to prevent water from flowing on John Hogan's prop erty, which llows from the property •ibovo. Carried. Moved by Mr. Howard, seconded by Mr. Mumford, that claim of Mrs. Swart wood for injuries sustained by her fall ing on sidewalk, b9 laid over pending an investigation. Carried. Moved by Mr. Howard, seconded by Mr. Foster, that a refunding order bo drawn in favor of Peter Furguson for §1.25 on account of reduction in valua tion of his property by the Cameron county commissioners. Carried. The bills wero read and on motion by Mr. Foster, seconded by Mr. Mum ford, following bills wore ordered paid: F. V. Heilman & Co., invoice $3 73 Lee Haldcrman, drayiug 3 25 Emporium Iron Co., invoice 2 25 John Welsh, work on streets 26 10 James Murray, work on streets 8 75 Ed. Huff, team on streets C 00 John Flemming, worst on streets 16 75 F. D. Logan, team on streets 14 10 John Fredettc, work on streets 3 50 James Davin, work on streets 10 SQ, Herman Auderson, work on streets 5 25 Dan Sliugart, work on streets 5 25 Peter Furguson, work on streets 3 50 D. C. Hayes, use of wagon, 3 80 Chas. Welsh, work on streets 12 25 Harry Foster, work on streets 87 OwenDininny, team on streets 2 00 Geo. J. Laßar, team on streets, 12 00 Geo. Puscar, work on streets 2 65 Joe Patarack, work on streets 87 Baldy Saxton, work on streets 87 G. F. Balcom, invoice S 36 N. J. Swartz, work on streets 7 00 Levi Smith, invoice 12 05 Doubleday, Hill Electric Co. invoice 30 00 Dearborn Electric Co. invoice 1 65 Atlantic Refining Co. invoice 7 04 F. E. Rowley, invoice 125 Burgess and Treasurer's reports read and ordered filed; amounts as follows: Balance on hand July 1,1909, $1,241.51; receipts during month §18.62; expendi tures, $677.24; balance on hand July 31, 1909, 1582.89. Moved by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Foster, that Shippen township be permitted to connect with the sewer, provided they allow no surface water to enter sewer and at no expense to the Borough. Carried. Moved by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Howard, that the street committee be instructed to build side walk on the north side of City Hall to conform with present location of building. Carried. Moved by Mr. Howard, seconded by Mr. Mumford, that the street commit tee be authorized to purchase 48 ft of 18 in. sewer pipe. Carried. The resignation of Mr. I. K. Hockley from the Board of Health, was read and the Burgess being present, ap pointed Mr. H. G. Tompkins to fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Hockley's resig nation and on motion by Mr. Foster, seconded by Mr. Mumford, the ap pointment of Mr. Tompkins was con firmed. On motion Council then adjourned. R, C. MOOKE, Sec'y. DoWitt's liittle Early Risers, the pleasant, sale, sure, x easy little liver pills. A salvo you may always depend upon iu any case where yeu need salve, is De- Witt's (Jarbolized Witcli Hazel Salve especially good for Piles. Sold Iv all druggists. NO. 25.