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THE C AMERON COUNTY PRESS.
ESTABLISHED BY C. B. GOULD, MARCH, 1866. VOL. 43 A Raftman's Experience "Altogether the uiosl thrilling ex perience 1 eVIT ' .11 W :li' -J till.; of 185!). while taking a rail of pine lumber from Emporium, Pa., to Marietta, .said Matthew Hays, the liingbanipton con tractor, the other day. "The raft was owned by N. I*. Nirard—"Prow" Min ard, us everybody called him—anditeon tained 50,000 ieet. -if the tin est pinelum- ! her. It was 160 feet long and 1(1 feet j wide, and was the last of many big rafts j that had been sent, down the Sinnama- ' honing into the West Branch of the Sus- j quehanna that spring. Minard, who i- ] one of the kindest-hearted and most gen- I erous meu I have ever met in quite a j long period of constant contact with man- i kind, still lives near Emporium and will j readily recall the dreadful strain that was ' placed upon our nerves ou that night of j terror in the month of April, more than | twonty-eight years ago. I was working I for Minard and he and [ had taken ' many a rail from Etup- rium to Marict- ! ta. Minard had charge of the forward end of the raft and lof the rear. Just a< we were about to unfasten the raft preparatory to starting <>n our long jour n. j, a poor Irish woman, aeouupanied j by her two grown sons ami a lad of j twelve veers. Hiked penni- ion to ride on 1 the iult all the way down. Wo gladly 1 granted her tin favor, of course, aud they | quickly tumbled all their worldly poss 's- I siotis onto the raft and got aboard. Tl. woman's sons had been working on a i rai road up in that i .•tiop atid tli i • mother had been cooking for them. None of them could under, land English! very well but I learned from the woman, i when we got pretty well down toward j the month of the Sinnamahonitig, that they had neither money or food. She was a widow and she and the boys j had been struggling to get alone in a i strange country. Fortune was against ' them up there anu they wanted togo ! down where the country was not so ' rough, and where the prospects of got- j ting work right aloug were brighter. It j was Saturday morning when we started j from Emporium and everything went j along smoothly until we reached the mouth of the Sinnamahonitig, when <ve fed the unfortunate passengers ami took 1 dinner ourselves. Then we drifted into the West Branch of the Susquehanna and in the course of an hour it began to rain. I never saw raiu fall faster than it did Juringah that : gloomy April afternoon. The poor wo- 1 man aud her sons we re sooq drenched to j the skin, for there was no shelter on the • rait for any of us, and we all had to < make the best of the unfortunate situa tion. About the middle of the alter- 1 noon we caught up to several other raits that had started an hour or so before we I had, and fce fastened our raft ami three ! of the others together and floated on in a fleet The bouncing black bears, that some i.f tln; lumbermen had caught in the mountain!- a* the head ot Portage cretin, were chained a few yards apart on one of the rafts and these bears roared, pranced back and forth, and rattled their chains as we drifted along. They made such a racket that the inmates of every house that we passed in sight of came out tn see what the matter was. Some one suggested that the noisy bears be dumped into the river i'or a change, but the owners of the wild animals said that the bears were worth at least eighty dol lars apiece and that they did not pro pose to throw away that amount to please any whimsical person on board. A little further on one of the bears broke his fastenings and got to the rear of the raft before his trick had been discovered, and then there was such a hooting and yell ing over the beast's attempt to gain his freedom that the animal seemed to be dazed, lie hesitated about jumping in to the water, but every person on the four rafts, with the single exception of the bear's owner, hoped that he would plunge in. While the bear was in the attitude of getting ready to take a cold bath the man who owned him was not idle. He made a slip noose out of a piece of rope and then he slyly tip-toed up behind the bear and threw it over his head, as the bear was gazing into the stream from the rear of the raft. Even then the bear did not see fit to plunge. A moment later the owner of the bear and two other raftsmen rushed up and grabbed hold of the rope and it was'nt long before the bear, choking, pulling and struggling back with all bis might, was yanked back to the middle of the raft by main strength an 1 chained up again It was an exeitiug incident of the journey but not nearly as much so as something that, occur l - ' before midnight. The tain tontinued t>. fall uncommonly fast. The river was overflowing its banks and getting higher every hour. A little before sundown we undertook to land. The current was so swift that there were no eddies in the stream, and landing there seemed to be out of the question, so we waited a little while, and then one of the raftsmen took a coil of cable and leaped into the water and made for the right bank. Another followed Continued on 4th page Bound lo Succeed. W. Ray Smith, of Huntley, was an agreeable PRESS visitor on Tuesday C aud evidently enjoyed hit, visit to our J new home. Mr. Smith, in addition to i I being an expert telegrapher lias passed ! e examination as a trained nuree and j E mechano-theropist and now holds a t diploma. He is now taking a course in , r electricity. Evidently Mr. Smith in- j t tends to make his mark in the future j ' and he certainly deserves it. Successful Revival. j Tlie Keystone Gazette, Bellofonte, Pa., of Dec. 24th, says:"The big re- i vival meeting in the Methodist church in Milesburg closed Wednesday even ing with 62 conversions. This is con" j t oidered the greatest revival in the j ] history of Milesburg Methodism. The j ( meeting was conducted from be- ; ginning to end by the pastor, R. S Tyler. It has greatly strengthened ( and revived tho church and we trust ( that the great religioua awakening to i to tho town will prove Lo be pcrman- ! t ent." t • —' 1 Homely Arguments of Local j Merchants. ( Many examples of this interesting , and valuable literature might h< re be ! ( introduced, but the following random I , selection —the advertisement of a mer- I j chant in an Illinois town of 5,000 in- j | habitants— will serve as a sample and j 112 at tho same time give our readers the j | keynote to the campaign: i - We propose to meet the prices of the j catalogue houses. , All we ask is that you deal with us j | on the same basis that you deal with j j catalogue houses, and give us the same i j amount of time to get the goods which ! > it would require to get th9m from j them. Plank your money down when you i order the goods and we will meet each ! and ever}' price they make and furnish I you the name goous at the prices they offer you. We will go further. ' ] We don't ask you to take any goods where mistakes are made in ordering. ' ' We'll shoulder the mistakes. In uny of you have ever had any- i thing come wrong you know what a nice little job it is to have it corrected, no matter how willing the firm is to do so. It take correspondence, stamps and freight on the goods to get them ex- I changed, to say nothing of the loss of time. Some people prefer to buy away j from home because it Bounds big to ! | be able to say they ordered from Chi : eago, etc We know of one party who is actu i ally paying more for goods bought j away from than he coukl buy I them of his dealer here. This kind of people we can do noth- ! ! ing for, but the kind who are making ! I the dollar go just as far as they can, | we can and will do something for. Give us a trial on the proposition we j make, if you are one of those who are j buying away from home. Bring your cataloge with you. If we fail to furnish the goods with out a reasonable excuse don't give us your confidence again. % Try us once. We don't fear the result. We are your home merchants. We help pay taxes. We have to live and consume some of your product. Is our proposition wrong? The whole trouble about our people is the same with which so many com munities are suffering. The old slow-coach, credit. Some of it so slow we never get it. No merchant can sell goods cheap on that plan. The dollar invested in goods to-day and sold for cash to-morrow can be in vested in more goods the following day, aud the same process may be re peated, but the dollar invested in goods to-day and sold on credit to morrow is tied up just as long as you don't get it back and its earning capacity is stopped for the merchant | until he gets it back again. Can you wonder why the catalogue j house has the advantage in price over ; most of your borne merchants? The catalogue hotise won't trust you; ! j even demands the money in advance j j with no goods in sight. This is the kind of argument that ap- j ' peals to plain country folk, and its \ I cumulative effect soon became appar- ! ent.—Dry Goods Economist. Dental Parlors. Dr. E. I). Newton has opened dental , pnrlors at his home on West Allegany ' Ave., and will be there the balance of ; j week and hereafter every alternate | week until further notice. Balance of ! , time is taken up in looking after his ; office in Johnsonburg. EMPORIUM, PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1910. Bridal Visitors. Mr. and Mrs H. Marshall, of Para, dine, Lancaster county, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dan'l Downey, West Fifth street. This pleasant couple are enjoying their honeymoon trip and stopped here to visit the Downey home, the bride being a niece of Mr. Downey. The PRESS was favored with a call by the bride and groom, accompanied by "ancle Dan," who is hale and hearty. The bride having only recently resign ed her position in a large publishing hotise, her visit was doubly welcome. May they always reside in paradise. Central Literary Society. The people from Sinnamahotiing together with a few from along First Fork and Driftwood, have organized a debating Society. The [constitution and by-laws wero adopted Dec. 17, 1909. The Society is proving a suc ces, and people are taking an active part. Not only the young are helping, but the older ones are becoming in terested. The Society meets every two weeks on Friday night. On Jan. 14, a lively time was arou.jed. Recita tions, music atid a paper were render ed. The question whether Uniti d States Senators should be elected by the people or by the State Legislatures was discussed. The next meeting will be held Friday night, Jan. 28th, 1910 at the school house in Sinnamahotiing, 8:00 P. M. sharp. A special program has been arranged for the occasion. The question relating to woman suffer ago will be taken up Some of the married women have consented to de bate. They have the right spirit, and hope the husbands may also become interested in this work. Leteverybody lend it helping band in this educational movement. Prof, L. C CLEMENS, President, MA BED BUCHAHAN, Secretary. Seriously 111. Mrs. Carrie Julian, of Ashland, Pa., well and favorably held by Emporium people, who was called to Bradford, Pa., on account of the illness of her si=ter, Mrs. H. Clint Olmsted, was taken seriously ill last week, Monday afternoon. We are informed at the hour of going to press that this good lady is somewhat improved. Wo all hope she may be restored to sound health. Hamilton Annual Dance. The Hamilton Hose Company will hold their annual dance and supper at the Opera House on Thursday even i ing, February, 3rd. Keating's Cele l brated Concert Orchestra, of'Olean, N. Y., has been engaged to furnish the music, which alone assures a good time. The Hamiltons are always on hand in case of fire and our town's people should turn out and help them ! to make this dance and supper a nuc j cess. Don't forget the day and date and tell all your friends about it. The warm-hearted and enthusiastic expression of approval of the four-year ( pastorate ofthe Rev. OliverS. Metzler, ; of the Mulberry Methodist Episcopal church, ou part of the official body of that congregation, is a deserved recog nition of the services and character of an agreeable pastor. That a request is made of the governing conference for his return to the pastorate marks anew the regard for him had by his own con gregation as well as being very pleas ing news to his large circle of personal friends outside of his congregation.— Williamsport Sun. Company M Attention. There will be an important business meeting of Company M at the Parish House next Monday evening, at 7:30 sharp. The company need not appear in regulation uniform. Parents will please see that the members of the Company attend this meeting. MARK ELLIS, JR., Captain. Coat and Fur Sale. You can buy $5.98 and $6.50 Fur Scarfs tor $3.98, and $7.50 to $9.50 Fur Scarfs for $5.00. Beautiful Black Cara cul Long Coats which were $30.00 for , $20.00; those that were $22.50 and $20.00 j are now $15.00 and $13.50. All other 1 Coats and Suits are reduced away be i low cost. At Emporium's Greatest j Store. R. KUEHNE. Will Retire. Hon, John McDonald, Supervisor of j middle division, was a PRESS caller on i Tuesday and we enjoyed his visit very much for the Judge is a very genial gentleman He has been in the ser vice of the Pennsy for 38 years and will be retired next Dec., having then reached the age limit. i The great fire at Ashland we notice I destroyed L. C. Voshage's drug store. | Awful sorry, friend. "Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable."— WEßSTEß. CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD. interesting Letters from Hon. George J. I nßcir and Wife. On Board the Steamer "Cleveland," Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, December, 3, 1909. DEAR FRIENDS : Well, once more we will try and tell you something about our trip. On the 26th, wo sailed along without inci dent until about 12 o'clock when we dropped anchor not far from the Hoog ly river, awaiting the tide, that we ascend the river, a distance of some 80 miles, from Calcutta. At about five we raise anchor again and start on our way up the river, which we find very muddy. We proceed slowly until 11 on the 27th, when we drop anchor again about 40 miles from Calcutta. Thanks to the wireless station on board as we had communication with the city and as we get through lunch we find a large tender to take us up the river. We are soon transferred and we start on the trip for the city of Calcutta. We find it a very beautiful country on both sides of the river, no hill in sight, nothing but green fields with great herds of cattle, also many native villages, thatched with straw, or something of that kind. The river is filled with craft; many fishing, also ships of all nations of the world going to and fro.n the great Indian City. About six we find ourselves at the wharf and on landing make a grand rush as only Americans can do, I think, and soon find ourselves seated in car riages driving to the Continental Ho tel, at which place we are soon at home, for our stay while in the citj. November 28. We are up again good and early and after a fiue breakfast we are once more in carriages for a drive around the city. There is not much difference in the cities of the Orient to write about, but after driving through the better part of the city, we soon come to and drive through miles of native huts, all looking alike. At last wo came to one of the grandest Temples that we had ever seen, it was the Temple of Jain, covered all over, inside and out, with colored glass of evey conceivable shade, marble floors ot different colors, great covered elephants, standing around. A great throng of natives are going in and out alt the time, attired in their peculiar garbs and last, but not least, a large bunch of Americans, bent on seeing all that was to be seen and more if possible. We are told to take off our shoes if we wished to see tho inside, but we were too independent to tto that as we thought our shoes were about as sacred as their floors We contented ourselves by looking around until the ones that did pull off their shoes returned, audio; they only got as far as the door and could go no further, as they were just doing some worshipping. Then went to the botan ical gardens and saw the largest ban yan tree in the world. This tree is about 139 years old, cir cumference about o\ feet from the ground is 51 feet and it is 997 feet high, and has 562 roots actually rooted in the ground. November 29th. Today we have independent action and can spend the day enjoying our selves as we please and do so to our hearts content, and putin a very en joyable day, shopping and looking at the pretty things in the stores, of which there is an abundance. November 30th. We are again on the move. We took the steamer about eight o'clock, togo down the tide and the shifting nature of the channel has dropped down the river about 40 miles farther than where we left it, but we get there about 4, and to be at home again and rest, for this sight seeing at lightning speed is tiresome. December Ist. Now, at 4, the last boat has joined the ship and at 10 o'clock the anchor is again hauled up and we are plough ing our way the white capped billows, of the Gulf of Bengal, on our way to Rangoon, which will be our next stop. We expect to be there an Saturday morning, about ten o'clock. Now, in closing, will say our heath is good and we certainly are enjoying the trip. We have had no storms yet and no rough sea, still some of our ladies are a little seasick, but not many of them. I will also mention that Messrs. Mat teson and Felt are again with us after a trip of 17 days across India, which we did not take. They are well and in the best of spirits. Good by for this time, Yours Respectfully, MR. and MRS. GEO. J. LABAR. Fine muSic at The Warner next Sun day, while dinner is being served. Shippen Township Announce ments. The following candidates have filed their names and they will be placed on the Primary election ballot to bo used on Saturday, Jan. 22, 191 q: Supervi-or— Jacob Andrus, Lindon Lewie. Constable and Collector— Elihu Chadwick. School Director — A. H. Davis. Prank Lock wood Delbert Towner, Assessor— Charles Barr. Frank J. Lewis. Poor Master— Geo. W. Nickerson. Supervisor— C. VV. Spence. Judge of Election Lee Lewis. Inspector of Election. Chas. Wiley. Annual Meeting. At the stockholders 1 meeting of the Emporium Powoer M't'g Cu., held on Tuesday, Jan. 18tb, the old board of directors were rr-'-i- ti d and tho follow ing oflicer3 elec >1 for tho ensu ing year: President, Josiah Howard; Vice-President, Joseph Kaye; Secre tary, Geo. J 8m u: Treasurer, W. H. Howard. Basket Ball. The game of basket ball played be tween Emporium High School and Hicks Run teams last Friday evening was a little one-sided with a score of 40 to 9 in favor of Emporium. The line up for game was as follows: Emporium Hicks Run Edgar, R P., Harper. Foster, ~...L. F Welton. Vogt, C., Caul Swanson,. ..R. Q.,.,. Patchhell Blumle, L. 0., Hicks The high school team has a fast bunch of players and the playing by Frank Blumle, who rr.ado six field goals, Gordan Vogt and Oscar Foster, each with three fiold goals and Henry Edgar with seven field goals and two fouls to their credit, deserves special mention. The nine points for the Hicks Run team were made by two field gouls and five fouls. The high school boys always put up a good game and should draw a better crowd of spectators. Farmers' Institutes. The farmers of this county will be interested to learn that there will be held this year a series of Farmers' In stitutes at: Ebersole Ilall, Steriing Run, on Monday, Feb. 7th; School House, Sizerville, on Tuesday, Feb. Bth; Rich Valley Church, on Wednesday, Feb. 9th; Truman School House, on Thursday, Feb. 10. li. A number of instructors from other parts of the State will be present to join with the farmers of this locality in the discussion of topics relative to agriculture. These meetings are free and open to all, and we have no doubt the farmers of this county will avail themselves of the advantages to be gained by attending these meetings. W. H. HOWARD, County Chairman. Union Friendly Society. The Union Friendly Society was entertained last Tuesday evening, by Miss Ethel Fisher, at her home at Howard Siding and to say that all present had a good time would be put ting it mildly. The party, numbering twenty, departed on the six-thirty train and returned or. mail, arriving here at eleven, p. m. Four new names were added to the list of members. After the regular business ofthe society was transacted the balance of tho time was given up to a good time. Refresh ments were served The next meeting ofthe society will be at the home of Miss Verena Hertig aud will he held February 17th, the third Thursday of the month. Attention Men. If you shave yourself get a box of Colgate's New Shaving Powder; its the finest and most sanitary preparation made. It makes shaving a pleasure; enough for 150 to 200 shaves in a box price 18c. New "Slidewell" Collars just received. These collars cannot catch in your collar button, cannot tear your scarf. Scarf responsive to the merest pull. 15c each or two for 25c. At Emporium's Most-up-to-Date Store. R. KUEHNE. Lost. A round gold locket, on Fourth St., on Christmas day, between the resi dence of Dr. Smith and Mr. Henry Farr. There is a lock of hair inside. Finder will please return to PKES3 effiee. Teachers Entertained. The Y. P. S. C. E., of the Baptist church entertained the principal and teachers of Emporium last Thursday evening. TERMS: $2.00 —$1.501N ADVANCE. THE WEATHER. FRIDAY, Fair. SATURDAY, Rain orSnow. SUNDAY, Know Flurries. ASSETS First National Bank, EMPORIUM, PA. At the close of business, Jan. 19,1910, $891,295.90. NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS. In taming over a new leaf for the new year among the good resolutions that you will form don t forget to resolve to save something every week by depositing your money in this strong bank. You will then begin each week richer. SI.OO Starts an Account. 30 INTEREST PAID ON SAVINO BOOK o ACCOUNTS AND CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT. DR. LKON REX FELT, DENTIST. Rockwell Block, Emporium, Pa. DR. H. W. MITCHELL, DENTIST, (Successor to Dr. A. B. Mead.) Office over A. P. Vogt's Shoe Store Emporium, Pa I2y Thursday Night, Jan, 20 Harry Seott Co., Present the Mythical and Tuneful Musical Fantasy WIZARD OF WISELAND The brightest, snappiest, most up-to date musical offering of the season. Prices, $1.00; 75c; 50c; 350, and 25c. wnamnr,mr«.iir*i> a—y POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS All Announcements under this head must be signed by the candidate and paid in advance to i-HHU re p>i bliea t ion. FOR CONGRESS. Editor Pi e 88: We are authorized to announce the name of HON. CHARLES F. BARCLAY, of Cameron county, as a candidate for Congress, upon the Republican ticket,, in the 21st Congressional District, sub ject to the decision of the voters as ex pressed at the Primary Election, to be held in June of 1910. Editor Press:— You are authorized to announce my name as a candidate for Congress, for the 21st Congressional District, com posed of the counties of Clearfield, Mc- Kean, Centre and Cameron, subject to the Rules oi' the Republican P^.rty.— Primary Election, June 4th, 1910. Yours truly, CHAS. E. PATTEN. Curwensviile, Clearfield Co., Pa , November 30th, 1909. —t. p. Republican Primaries. The Republican electors of Empori um Borough are requested to meet at the usual place for holding the Cau cuses in their respective wards, on Sat urday eveniug, Jan. 22, 1910, between the hours of 7:30 and 8:30 p. m., for the purpose of nominating candidates for the several ward olllces 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 Convention, at the City Hall, Monday evening, Jan. 24th, 1910, to nominate candidates for Borough offices. Q. 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 the hours of two and four o'clock, p. m., for the purpose of nom inating candidates for the several township oflicps to be voted for Feb 15th, 1910. The last day for filing names for announcement and getting names on the Republican caucus ticket will be Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 1910. Names and fees to bo deposited at PRESS office. F. K. ZIMMER, Committeeman. Shippen, Pa., Jan. 6th, 1910. 12.1 c Chambray, all colors, for 8c at KUEHNE'S this week. NO. 49.