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ESTABLISHED DY C. R. GOULD, MARCH, 1866. V0L.43 CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD.' Interesting Letters From Hon. George J. Laßdr and Wife. i On Board the Steamer "Cleveland," Thursday, Nov '2O, 1909. DEAR FRIENDS : We shall, in our poor way, try to tell you our etory at Bombay. At seven A. M., on the 14th, we are entering the harbor at Bombay, a most delightful and beautiful sight, the city showing up not far away in a semi-circle, with its large buildings and domes, present ing a floe eight. A very largo tender met us at once ; although we were several hours ahead of time but they had been notified by wireless of our approach, We immediately proceeded to land and were met at the wharf by carriages and driven at once some dis tance to the Taj Mahal Hotel, where we made ourselves at home. After par taking of lunch we strolled about the city until three pin., when we took carriages and drove about the city tak ing in the sights—and such sights ; we cannot properly describe them in order to convey a proper conception of what we saw. All sorts of costumes and no costumes at all ; any old thing wrap ped about the body ; some wore a long j shirt or skirt and again some an Euro pean short coat, or overcoat on top of that ; some with a dirty rag tied around the middle, sitting or squatting all over the sidewalk or streets—flat down iu the dirt, nothing between them and mother earth but their pants if they had not forgotten to put them on. No chairs in their houses, no stoves or furniture—nothing, just dirt. 01' course we are speaking of those visi ble to us, the poorer class. The better class are behind high walls and we do not see them as we drive around. We noticed some very fine buildings, but more huts. The 14th happened to be their New year. We saw a genuine race. There must have been near one hundred teams of oxen, hitched to two-wheeled carts, with from two to ten people in each one, and all going as hard as the oxen could be made to run, with the help of the whip. Such screaming and yelling. It was some time before we coald find out what it all was about, but we found out at last that it was an oxen race, with 4,000 Rupees as a prize to the winner. Well, all things came to an end at six o'clock, when we re turned to the hotel and took dinner. Got into our carriages again and was driven to the R. R. Station to take the train to Agra, over 800 miles Inland. At eight p. m. we were seated in as comfortable sleeping cars it has ever been our lot to be in,—about two hun dred of us in two trains—that had been equipped for our especial use. The section we occupied had never been used before and none like it had ever been on the road. Well, daylight came only too soon and the Yankees were Boon np to see what waa to be seen. As soon as the native servants saw the moon they were on hand with cofTee, tea and cakes. About eight o'clock we were called for breakfast, in the dining car, and a good one it waa. Now we are seeing the interior of In dia ; fine looking country, good crops, lota of people but no houses ; now and then a village of mud huts, straw and cane huts—in fact almost anything they could crawl into. If they did not have a hut they lie down anywhere, without covering over or under tbem, yet the country seems to have an abundance of everything —great droves of cattle, goats and sheep ; no hogs and we only saw three or four dogs. About four o'clock we were going over a mountain and through jungle, where they, the natives say, are plenty of tigers, leopardß and snakes and other wild animals, but wo saw none, but monkeys sporting in the trees. All through the hill district, the fol lowing is very appropriate : The poor benighted Hindu, Does the best he kiu-do ; He sticks to his caste, To the very last; And for clothing, He makes his Skin-do. And who shall say that he is not as well off as his better dressed and bet ter housed brother and perhaps would not change places with him. All days come to an end, so we partake of a good sleeper and retire for the night. At about eight a. m., we find ourselves at Agra, about the centre of India. We are told togo to a tent, a short distance off, and get our breakfast. We did HO and found a tent about one hundred or more feef long, high and wide, errcfod for us by the R. R. Co., and I want to assure the PRESS readers that all that could be done for our comfort and pleasure was certainly done here, there being no hotel in town large enough to accommodate lie. As soon as breakfast was served, we took carri ages to see the sights again. We can not say much about the city, for there does not seem to be much to say in the way of fine buildings, except the ones wo came to see. We visited the font, a very imposing and substantial struc ture, inside of which were Home of the finest rooms we ever, saw It had for merly been the Palace of all the Mogul rulers and a lot of others after they were conquered and driven out. The Pearl Mogul is perhaps the finest in In dia. One roam had been entirely stud ded with diamonds, ceiling and sides, hut some conqueror had dug them out and filled in with glass. We saw enough here to write a book about, but as I can't write a book, I will stop right here. Now we drive to the Taz Mahal, the most beautiful building of its kind in the world. And what is it? you ask. It is a tomb erect ed by one of the Mogul Emperors in memory of his wife, at a time and in a country where a wife was a slave and not supposed to have a soul. It took 20,000,000 It is the most beautiful building we ever saw and that is all we can tell you, for a description seems impossible by any one. Well, the day is done and we start, at ten p. m., for Bombay, which we arrive at about eight a. m., on the 18th, alter a railroad ride of about 1,- 700 miles, a little tired perhaps but pleased with the trip. Carriages are waiting for us and were driven to the hotei for breakfast, after which we are again driven out to see more of the city. This tiuie we see the better part of it and we must say that Bombay is a fine city and well built We next went to the Burning Zats of the Hindu, but our guide did not seem able to got in, so we did not see them burn their dead We next called at the town of Silenel, where the Bramlns expose their dead high up in the air to be devoured by birds. We must say it is the most sani tary way we have yet eeen to dispose of the dead. As all good things come to an end, so does our visit to Bombay. We start at one p. m., for the wharf, where, af ter a strict sanitary inspection, we are allowed to board the tender and are soon on board the '"Cleveland" and on our way south to Columbo, Ceylon, which place we will reach some time early to-morrow morning. And now, Brother, if you can read all this scribbling and get it straight ened out you are certainly a good one. There is so much band and piano play ing, singing and all other sorts of plea sure, that it is impossible for us to think or write, unless we retire to onr little cabin, and that would be tire some for we would have to hold the pad on onr knee. But we will keep on and do the best wo can. Our friends Felt and Matteson have gone on the long trip across India, so we will not see them again for about twelve daya. How I wish you were here with us to enjoy all this. Respectfully, MK. AND MRS. GEO. J. LABAH. Gnlf of Bengal, Nov. 25, 1909. DEAR FRIENDS : Once more we will try and write you abont our trip and how inadequate we find our pen to express ourselves, but we will do the best we can and yon must bear with us the best you can. On the morning of the 21st about six o'clock we found ourselves entering the harbor at Columbo and such a beautiful sight, ships from all nations of the earth (but ours) crowding the harbor with flags flying and a swarm of small craft taking off and putting on cargoes. Such queer looking boats and the queerest was the catamarin, not over a foot wide and about three feet out o 1 the water with two poles running out on one side with another log tied across the end of them, dragging in the water, to keep it from upsetting. They i say they will ride through rougher surf than any other boat. There ure some fine looking buildings skirting the water front but uot much like a town to be seen, the reason for which will bs explained later, Well our ship comes to anchor and after the doctors j had pronounced us a healthy lot, we 1 scrambled ashore (about one half the I crowd) and find an abundance of car ! riages and kickshaws to take us 1! ; miles to the R. R. station for a car ride | to Kendy, a distance of 74 miles, eleva j tion 1800 feet. We were soon comfort ably seated in the cars and started on our trip through the valleys, over hills and through mountains, the most beau | tiful scenery I ever passed through. I I Continued on sth Pace. EMPORIUM, PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1910. J DR. EUGENE ORVILLE BARDWELL. Born, March 12, 1854. Died, Jan. 4, 1910 Death of Dr. Bardwell. The death of Dr. Bardwell, a brief mention of which was made in last week's issue, removes from our midst one of the most unique figures that ever graced the medical profession. A nat ural born physician, he reasoned well and was always well in advance of his profession upon the leading medical dis cussions, his pen being ever ready to en lighten the world as well as his brother physician. His writings were eagerly sought by the leading medical journals of the country. For several years he labored under disadvantages, his hear ing having almost left him, only to be followed by his faithful wife's illness. In order to be nearer to specialists he mov ed from Emporium to Buffalo, where his wife died last March and was buried at Penn Yan, N. Y., the Dr's old home. Dr. Bardwell at once returned to Em porium, where he had passed so many years of happiness, as well as sorrow. He came back bowed down with grief and sorrow, pitiable to behold and it was very evident to his many friends here, that his days were limited— that he would soon be numbered with the dead. The following, copied from the history of Cameron county, which no doubt was true at the date of publication. We were close to deceased almost constant ly from his first coming to Emporium and feel that in some instances he was cruely wronged and misrepresented. No mnn was more deeply interested in the upbuilding of Emporium and, as far as his means were permissable, he strongly used his pen and voice In the right and gave his last dollar to promote any laud able object or assist a worthy person. But, this is a cold and uncharitable peo ple and when those, or many of them, same people for whom he had given his best effort, thrust the knife into his am bition at the first opportunity, thereby crushing one of the brightest minds we ever knew in this county. Again, Dr. Bardwell was called an un believer. At one time, and not many months ago, he turned his mind in an other direction and seached for new light, which he found. Without solicitation he made his change known to Rev. Jas. M. Robertson, Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and received the holy rite of baptism. This step he seemed proud of and at once notified many of his intimate friends. Christmas coming, a deep shadow of gloom came over him find he went to Penn Yan,, N. Y., where lie contracted a severe cold and came to Emporium sick, and was confined to his room at his mother-in-law's, Mrs. Hiram Evans. Dr. Smith was called and pronounced his illness double pneumonia and, on account of the weakened condition of she patient, it was evident that his illness was fatal. All that, Mrs. Evans and family, and Miss Buelah Wingert, a professional nurse, of Dußois, could do to ease his suffering was done. Perfectly conscious until twenty-four hours before his death, which took place Tuesday evening, Jan. 4th, t lie "patient set up in bed, Saturday evening, and partook of sacraments of the church, administered by Rev. Robertson, in the presence of the family and a couple of friends. When all was "Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable."— WEßSTEß. in readiness the Dr. replied in a strong voice: "I am ready." He was perfect ly conscious of his condition and wanted togo to his departed wife, who died March 24th. last. Thus closed the earthly career of one of the brightest minds, as well as an orginal character one seldom sees hut reads about—an enclycopaedia of know ledge. Farewell, Doctor, may we all meet again in that great hereafter. EUGENE OIIVILLE BARDWELL, M. 11., Emporium, was born in Warren county. Penn.; March 12, 1854. His father, R. C. Bardwell, also a physician, was a native of Yates county, N. Y., and was of Quaker descent. He married Mary Browne, of English and German parent age; and their eldest son was Dr. E. O. Hard well, the subject of this sketch. There were four other children as issue to this marriage, one of whom died in infancy. The family moved to Penn Yan, N. Y., wheri Eugene was but three years old, and it was there that he re ceived his early education. At the age of eleven he entered the Penn Yan Acad emy as a student, and passed the Regent's examination of the State of New York at the age of twelve, an un usually early period in life, for one to attempt, let alone pass, this difficult probing into one's knowledge by the faculty of an institution which is noted throughout the State for its high stand ard of marking in studies. In February, 1870, he completed his course in the medical department of the University of Buffalo, graduating, as the Dean of the College expressed it, cum laude. In April of the same year the Doctor began active practice at Emporium, Penn., where, by his skill, he soon won a large clientage. He was made secretary of Cameron County Medical Society not jong after his arrival in Emporium, and in 1880 he was elected coroner by a phenomenal majority, the head of the ticket being defeated. In 1882 the Doctor was sent as a deleeate to the Pennsylvania State Medical "Society, of which he was made a member. This society made him a member of the State Listrict Board of Censors, and at its next meeting he was elected secretary, a position he held until he left the state. In 1883 he was sent as a delegate to the State Society from Elk County Medical Society, of which he was at the time vice-president. In the year 1884, Dr. Bardwell moved to Moline, 111., where he practiced until called east by the seri ous illness of his father. While in Moline, I)r. Bardwell was made a mem ber of the lowa and Illinois Central Medical Association, of the Rock Island Medical Society, of the Davenport Acad emy of Natural Sciences, also secretary of the Moline Medical Society, and mem ber of the staff and consulting physician at St. Mary's Hospital in the city of Rock Island. Dr. Bardwell is a member of the American Medical 'Association, and was appointed as a delegate to the Illinois State Medical Society while in Moline. During the fatal illness of Dr. R. R. C. Bardwell, his son remained in Penn Yan, and while there was made a member of ates ates County Medical Society. Upon the death of Dr. Bardwell, Sr., in 1886, the subject of this sketch, at the earnest solicitation of prominent citizen s of Emporium, returned to that place, and at once assumed a large and lucrative practice. Politically the Doctor is a Re publican, and religiously a pronounced agnostic. On May. 5, 1888, he was mar ried to Miss Elizabeth Evans, of Em porium, a daughter of Hiram and Cynthia (Loder) Evans, both natives of this State, and of Quaker descent. The Doctor takes a particularly active inter est in the fire department of Emporium, lie was the first foreman of the Moun taineer Hose Company, the first uniform ed company of the place, and to his skill in organization and drill, much of the department's efficiency is due. He resigned the position of foreman in Continued on sth page Shippen Township Announce ments. The following candidates have filed their namesjand they wiW he plated on the Primary election bnllot to be used on Saturday,"Jan. 22. 191o: Supervisor- Jacob Andrun, Lindon Lewin. Constable and Collector— Elihu Chadwic!;. School Director— Delbert. Towner, A. 11. l)nvis. Assessor— Frank J. Lewis. Poor Master— Geo. W. Nickerson. Court Proceedings. The regular term of Court convened on Mon day at 2 o'clock P. M., Hon. Harry A. Hall, pre siding and John A. W y koft', Associate Judge. Attorneys present were: Hon. H. W. Green, J. P. Felt, Michal Brenrian, Ho i. J. C. Johnson, J. P. McNarney, F. W. McFartin, I). J. Driscoll, Hon. Geo. R. Dixon, F. D. I.eet, and F. A. John son, District Attorney. Grand Jury called and YT. If. Howard was eel ccted foreman. Tha case of John I'ibaiisic vs J. W. Norris, was decided in favor of the defense. Commonwealth vs J*mrs Harrington, not a true bill. On motion of District Attorney the case was held over for ilex l grand jury and bail fixed at ♦2,000. Commonwealth vs A. T!rigger, larceny, not true bill. Commonwealth vs wm. Wooster, larceny and forgery, true bill, not g.iilty. Commonwealth vs G. Buskirk, forcible entry and malicious mischief, true bill, sentence sus pended. Commonwealth vs Archie Carter, Pleads guil y. Sentence, not less than nine months and not more than three years at Western Peniten tiary. Thompson vs Craven. In favor of plaintiff for? 150.39. Commonwealth vs Perry Harbat, resisting officer. Sentence suspended. Thomas—German. A very quiet home wedding was cele brated at. the home of Mrs. C. M. Thomas, on East Allegany Ave., on Wednesday evening at eight thirty o'clock, when hor daughter, Miss Maude Luella, became the wife of Mr. Harry G. German, of Philadelphia. Miss Nell Thoman, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and Mr. Carl T. Bell, of Pittston, Pa , acted in the cap acity of best man. Rev. J. M Robert son, rector o 1 Emmanuel Episcopa church performed the ceremony Only the immediate families of the con tracting parties witnessed the mar riage The Press extends congratula tions and best wishes. McCabe—Coveney. St. Mark's Rectory was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday morning, at Dine o'clock, when Miss M;»me McCabe, daughter of Mrs. Ellen McCabe, became the bride of Mr. Wil lard Coveney, of Oil City, Pa. Miss Margaret Dodson, cousin of the bride, was bride'smuid and Mr. Wayne Coveney, of Manchester, N. Y., brother of the groom, acted as best man. The Rev. Father T. B. Downey, rector of St. Mark's Catholic Church, perfo'" ed the ceremony. The bride w jecom ingly gowned in an old t r j traveling suit, and the Jbride'smald was attired in a green gown. The groom and bis attendant wore the conventional black. Following the ceremony, the wedding party repaired to the residence of Mr. R. C. Dodson and wife, where an elaborate wedding breakfast was serv ed at ten o'clock. Miss McCabe is a young lady of sterling worth and has a host of friends among all classes of people. Mr. Coveney was formerly a clerk at the Crittenden Hotel at Coudersport, but Is now clerk at the Arlington Hotel, at Oil City, Pa., at which place the happy couple will make their future home. Mr. and Mrs. Coveney departed on the East bound flyer at noon on a honey-moon. The PRESS joins with 1 lie many friends in wishing them "bon voyage" over life's sea. Besides town relatives Mrs. James Kelley, of Coudersport, and Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Collins, of Austin, wit nessed the ceremony. Basket Ball. On Thursday evening, January 6th, the home team was defeated at Bußois by that team, the score being 39 to 11. This was a return game, the first game being played at Rmporium, on Thanks giving evening, in which our team was successful with a score of 44 to 15. The return game was played with Ren ovo at that place Saturday night in which Renovo scored another victory over Emporium, the score being 39 to 16 Our team has played nine games this season, out of which they have won five and have scored '239 points with a total of 237 points against them. The people of Emporium will have a chance to witness a good game of ; basket ball next Friday evening, Jan., j 14th, at the Opera House, between | Hick Run and Emporium High School teams. Everyone interested in basket i ball and especially students ofthe high school should be present to give en i couragement to the boys and help them i | win the game. TERMS: $2.00 —$1.50 IN ADVANCE THRJWEATHER. FRIDAY, Snow. SATURDAY, Snow Flurries. SUNDAY, Fair. ASSETS First National Bank, EMPORIUM, PA. At the close of business, Jau. 12, 1910, $917,782.80. FIRE! FIRE! Aro you certain that your valuables are secure 112 rom fire and burglary. If not you had better place them in our steel vault at once. 1 here s a feeling of comfort in having one's valuables beyond the reach of lire and theft. $1.50 rents a box for a year. SI.OO Starts an Account. 30 INTEREST PAID ON SAVINCi BOOK ° DEPOSIT 7SS AN ° CERTIFICATES OF DR. LEON REX FELT, DENTIST. Rockwell Block, Emporium, PH. DR. H. W. MITCHELL, DENTIST, (Successor to Dr. A. B, Mead.) Office over A. P. Volt's Shoe Store Emporium, Pa 12y OPERA HOUSE Thursday Night, Jan. 20 Harry Scott Co., Present, the Mythical and Tuneful Musical Fantasy THE WIZARD OF WISELAND The brightest, snappiest, most up-to date musical oiiering of the season. Prices, $1 00; 75c; 50c; 35c, and 250. -■ 1 U POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS All Announcement* under this hoad must be signed by the candidate and paid in advance to insure publication. FOR CONGRESS. Editor Press: We are authorized to announce the name of HON. CHARLES F. BARCLAY, of Cameron county, as a candidate for Congress, upon the Republican tioket, in the 21st Congressional District, eub ject to the decision of the voters as ex pressed at the Primary Election, to bo held in Jane of 1910, I Editor Prew:— You are authorized to announce niy name as a candidate for Congreaa, tor the 21st Congressional Dlstriot, com posed of the counties of Clearfield, M»- Keau, Centre and Cameron, subject to the Rules of the Republican P rty.— Primary Election, June 4th, 1910. Yours truly, CHAR E. PATTEST. Curwensville, Clearfield Co.. PA, November 30th, 1909. fc. p. Republican Primaries. The Republican electors of Empori um Borough aro requested to meet at the usual place for holdiug the Cau cuses in their respective wards, on Sat urday evening, Jan. 22, 1910, between the hours of 7:30 aud 8:30 p. m., for the purpose of nominating candidates for the several ward offices to be filled at the election to be held on Tuesday Feb. 15th, 1910. Also to elect three delegates in each ward to attend the Republican Borough Conventiou, at the City Hall, Monday evening, Jan. 24th, 1910, to nominate candidates for Borough offices. G. F. BALCOM, H. O. HAUPT, W. H. HOWARD, Ward Committeemen. Jan. 6th, 1910. Shippen Republican Primaries. Notice is hereby given to the Re publican voters of Shippen township that the primaries will be held at the Court House, Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 1910, between ' ... . j i: r o'clock, p. m., for the purpos-j of nom inating r~j.. .i, c stc _ t j township offices to bo voted for Feb 15th, 1910. The laat day for filing names for announcement and getting names on tho Republican caucus tick't will bo Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 1910. Names and fees to bo deposited at PRESS office. F. K. ZIMMKR, Committer man. Shippen, Pa., Jan. 6th, 1910. NO. 48.