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THE CAMERON COUNTY PRESS.
ESTABLISHED BY C. B. GOULD, MARCH, 1866. VOL, 44 Buffalo Business Men Here—Hustl ers After Trade. The Buffalo Trade Excursion iu an elegantly equipped special train, ar rived in Emporium last Friday morn ing at 10:30 on time. Located on north track, at Broad ; ; --"et Station, where they were handy to the business houses of Emporium, they soon get busy, for they were hustlers. A laige number of business men met the train upon it>» arrival and extended every courtesy possible, under the circumstances. A number of automobiles were placed at their disposal, that they might visit any part of our town. Their limited stay here of course made it impossible for Emporium business men to "do the grand," yet Mr. R. Kuehne, who form erly was engaged in business in Buf falo, for many years, and gave bis mei chant friends advance information for their guidance, met tho train with other citizens and introduced his friends. Other local business men vied, one with the other, in ex oiling the good points of Emporium. The more than one hundred representa tives, mostly heads of the firms were favorably impressed with Emporium and it did not take them long to size up the importance of the capitol city of Cameron county, especially, as wc heard one gentleman remark when he noted The First National Bank of Em porium had almost One Million Assetts. "That speaks well for your town," he replied, when wo called his attention to the fact. Many of our citizens visited the handsome cars and were surprised to see how grandly they were situated— the best of everything. In addition to their commodious dining cars and sleepers, they had an observation car fitted with a grand piauo and expert entertainer, which many enjoyed. The ten cars were of the best Pullman style, fitted with electric lights and telephone system. The New York. Telephone Company had installed a switchboard on the train, thereby per mitting any member to call a friend in any car. As soon as the train stopped construction men almost instantly con nected the lines to the central, afford ing th m priviledge of talking with Buffalo offices or residences; or any loDg distance city in the United States or Canada. This service was presented to the members of the excursion with the compliments of the Bell System. Careful and elaborate preparations were made in the office of tho Empori um Telephone Co, to carry out the unique feature of furnishing long dis tance service from the train. As soon as the train came to a stand-still at Broad street, Geo. Metzger, Jr., the local manager, who had all ready to Connect tho wires, in less than three minutes plugged several connections with Buffalo and other points. From the train telephone messages for Buffalo and other points on the schedule were sent in abundance. Calls were also received from out-of town points, thus showing that the of fices and families of the men were in constant communication with the members. The Company farnishad the switchboard operator and the ser vice without charge to the Association. Representatives of the Traffic, Plant and Commercial Departments of the Company accompanied the Excursion to insure prompt installation and quick service. While the train was running between stations conversation was carried on from one car to another and about everyone took advantage of the op portunity to use the telephone under such unusual conditions. It is wonderful to understand that a business correspondent of any of these merchants who might be anxious to reach him could locate the stopping places on the schedule, and no matter if he were in Albany, New York, Bos ton, Philadelphia, Chicago, in fact any of the large cities, he could talk and get his answer from this train. The enterprise of the Bell System was appreciated thoroughly by every one on the great excursion. The special left for Buffalo, well pleased with their short visit in Em porium, many expressing a Cre're to to come back when "your beautiful scenery is at its best." Emporium's latch string is always on the outeide. A Pleasant Surprise. Mr. and Mrs. Robt. K. Mickey, who have been transacting business at New York for two weeks will return home in the near future, accompanied by Robt. Jr., much to the surprise of their friends. Of course Mr. and Mrs. M., are happy and are to be congratulated. Class of 1910, Emporium High School Welsh Orr Burns Baldwin McDougall Lathrop Judcl McNarney Welsh Hackett Mulcahy Morrison Cook Smutz Joseph Bissig Meets Instant Death. Mangled Remains Found on P. & ! E. R. R. Track. Last Friday morning, about four o'clock, a track-walker found the mangled remains of Josep Bissig, aged 62 years, on the track opposite Chest nut street, his body having been drag ged from Cherry street. About mid night he went into Hayes' livery stable, where a large number of lumbermen had congregated, preparing to leave for "Fiddlers Greeu" lumbering camp, and complained of being cold. He re mained there until about three o'clock, when he left the barn, supposedly to cross the railroad to the furnace, when no doubt he was struck by the freight, east bound, that passed Emporium at 4:14 a. m. Esquire Larrabee, acting as Coroner, was called and summoned a jury, composed of Frank Mundy, As- Murray, Albert Johnson, Geo. Welsh, C. A. Ruberto and Peter Ferguson, who viewed the remains and adjourned to meet Friday afternoon, which they did and rendered a verdict in accord ance with the above facrs. The re mains of the unfortunate man were taken to B. Egan's undertaking rooms and prepared for burial which took place from St. Mark's Catholic Church, Sunday afternoon, the remains having previously been conveyed to the family residence, West Allegany Avenue Extension, where scores of friends called to view the remains of the kind-hearted friend. Deceased leaves a wife and two brothers —one, Anthony, who resides on Plank Road Hollow and an invalid brother at Austin; also several step sons and daughters, his wife's first husband having been John Hout. The following relatives from out of town attended the funeral: Tony Bissig, Jr., Buffalo; Mrs. Michael Welsh and sister, Austin; Michael Spangler, Jr., Mrs. Michael Spangler, Mrs. Jos. Emmert, Geo. Emmert, John Eber, Kersey, Pa. The services in the church were very largely attended. Peace to his sou). Schweikart-Callahan. A very pretty home wedding, was solemnized on Wednesday morning, at ten-thirty o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schweihart, when their daughter, Miss Anna, was united in marriage to Mr. George Callahan, of Driftwood, Pa., the Rev. J. F. An derson, pastor of the M. E. church, performing the ceremouv. Mrs. Kathryn Bush presided at the piano and played the wedding march and during the ceremony rendered very impressively "Oh Promise Me." The bride was attended ,by Miss Maude Callahan, sister of the groom, as bridesmaid, while Mr. W. F. Schwei kart, brother of the bride, did the hon ors of best man. Only the immediate families of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony, the only in vited guests being Mrs. Kathryn Bush and Mr. George Metzger, Jr. The bride has a host of friends at this place, where she has been employed as | "Hello Girl" in the local exchange for ; several years. The groom is a pros perous business man of Driftwood, and is well and favorably known at Em porium. The happy couple departed I oc the noon flyer for a wedding trip, ! which will include many places of in i terest in the East. The PRESS joins | with the many friends of both bride | and groom, in wishing them a happy ! and prosperous wedded life. "Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable."— WEßSTEß. EMPORIUM, PA., THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1910. Sunday School Convention. The Cameron County Sunday School Association's District Convention was held at Castlo Garden, Pa., April 28th, 1910. The Convention is one to be long remembered by those in attend ance, on account of the interesting talL-sand addresses of the speakers, among whom were the following: Mr. A.V.Orton, Emporium, Rev. Mclllwain Ridgway, Hon. Josiah Howard, of Em porium, President of the Association, Rev. Runyan, Sinnamahoning, Rev. S. I. Smith, Castle Garden and Miss Charlotte Spence, of Emporium. Dele gates were in attendance from the fol lowing Schools: Hicks Run, Sinnama honing, Driftwood and Mason Hiil. The aim of the Association is to make better Sunday Schools and educate the children In the study of the Bible. Rev. Mclllwain's address in the even ing on the question of"The Relation of the Sunday School to the Home and Church," waa very interesting and in structive. He brought out the an swer to this question as follows: The Sunday School is the hand-maid of the home a.id Church. The Sunday School needs the older ones in it and the church needs the younger ones. Miss Spence's talk with the child ren was very good, illustrated by pic ture and song, as also her talk on the new Graded Lesson. Mr. Orton presented the need of more Teachers' Training Classes. The following program was used: Morning, 10:30, Devotional Services and Song Service, led by Rev. Smith. Open Conference. Adjournment. Afternoon, 1:30. Devotional Exer cises and Song Service, led by Mr. Spyhert, of Hicks Run. 1:60. Teacher's Training Dept. by Mr. A. V. Orton. 2:20. "The New Graded Lessons," Miss Charlotte Spence. Music. Ad journment. Evening, 7:30, Service, Scripture and Prayer, B. J. Ferguson. 7:50. Greetings from President, Hon. Josiah Howard. Responses by Revs. Smith and Runyan. Address by Rev. Mclllwaine. Offering. Benedic tion. Adjourment. A Treat. Our friend, Mr. E. Mattley, cer tainly deserves our thanks for a de licious mess of brook trout for our Sunday breakfast—the first of the sea son Mr. M., is an expert fisherman, as well as hunter, and generally comes home with a good catch. Attended Arch-Deaconry. A session of the Arch-Deaconry of ! Erie, belonging to the Diocese of Pitts i burg, convened at Ridgway last Mon i day and Tuesday. The Rev. J. M. Robertson, Rector of Emmanuel Epis copal Church, and the Hon. Josiah Howard, who is a member of the executive board of the Arch Deaconry, attended the meetings. Confirmation Services. Last Sunday evening the Rt. Rev. Cortland Whitehead, Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburg, visited Emman uel Episcopal Church, and after Even ing Prayer was sung, the Bishop preached an eloquent sermon, follow ed by Confirmation, at which time six i persons were admitted into thechurcb. The following received the rite: Mr. and Mrs. Christian Seibendritt, Mrs. Hedrig Olson, Misses Ethel Fisher, Auna Ashall and Jennie Craven. Af ter the services at the church, a short informal reception was tendered the Bishop at the Parish House. The Rev. gentleman departed for Ridgway, Monday morning to attend the meet ing of the Arch-Deaconry of Erie. A Delightful Trip. Mine host, Mr. H. W. Smith, pro prietor of Hotel Warner, at this place,, returned last Saturday from California where he attended the 31st annual re union of The Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association, at Los Angeles, Gal., April 12th to 17th. The party left New York in a special train of Pullman's most modern equipment, on Monday, April 4th, stopping at Phila delphia, Baltimore, Washington Lynch burg, Va., Bristol, Tenn., Chattanooga, Tenn., New Orleans, La., Beaumont, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Texas, Deming, N. M., to San Bernardino, Cal., where the entire party were guests of the Southern Hotel Men's Association, who arranged an elaborate itinerary up to their depar ture, April 16th, three solid days of ex cursions, banquets and receptions—a glorious time, full of good cheer. I .->av'ng Los Angeles, Cal., Sunday, April 17, they stopped at all principal places, two days at San Francisco, ■ leaving there April 22d, for Reno, Battle Mountain, Nev., Salt Lake City Utah, Glen wood Springs, Colo., pass : ing through the Colorado Rockies, the Grand River Canyon, Eagle River Canyon, Red v 'iff Canyon and Tenn essee Pass, on tJ Salida where the grandest sights of the Rockies are viewed. Then onto Colorado Springu and Cripple Creek, Colo., where the party were taken on a tour of the Gold Fields, the entire day being consumed at sight-seeing. April 27th was de voted to doing Denver and seeing the sights, when Omaha was readhed and three hours stop made, after which Chicago was viewed for several hours, then for Buffalo, arriving there at 4:20 a. m. Here Mr. Smith regretfully took leave of his friends, with whom he had passed so pleasantly twenty-eight days, and hastened to his home in the mountains. It was a delightful outing and one our genial friend will look back to with pleasure. During his ab sence his very efficient chief clerk Mr. E. E. Breene, kept Hotel Warner up to its popular reputation, ably aided by his assistants. Friday Evening Reception. Tomorrow evening, the young men of the Union Friendly Society will entertain the ladies of the Society at the Parish House of Emmanuel Epis copal Church, from eight to twelve o'clock. This will be the first reception given by the young men of the society and it is looked forward to with much anticipation of pleasure. Oil Excitement. Hammersly Fork, near Cameron County line, is greatly excited as the result of finding oil oozing from the grouund on the W. H. Summerson. farm in Leidy township. The dis covery was made by O. F. Botßford, and soon the residents of the surround ing county flocked to the wells drilled about thirty years ago and abandoned ; for lack of funds. Let'er flow. Examinations Closed. The Senior Class have closed their school, work, with Joe McNarney first honors and Warner Judd, following close second. The Juniors Bhould beware of the new study,"Deportment,"that entered the High School last winter. PRESS READER. Big Cut in Prices. Don't fail to read H. A. Zarps' cut price adv. in this issue. Here is the greatest bargain opportunity of the times. Go and see. Do it now. Good Judgment. Be sure you read "Good Judgment" and call on Wm. Hackenberg. | United Lovers in Eternity. The accidental drowning of .viss ORTHA SMITH, eldest daughter of Mr. Harvey Smith, while crossing a wire foot bridge on her way to her grand father's home, April 25tb, and the fact that the streams were so badly swollen that the search for her body wat a dif ficult one, threw our community into grief and gloom. This was int< nsitied by the discovery Wednesday the 27th that Miss Smith's affianced husband, Mr. Antonio Rocco, had not been seen by his friends since Tuesday morning. Thursday morning while a searching party was looking for the body of Mies Smith, Chas. Clontz and Walter Gore found the body of Mr. Rocco, five miles below town. No one will ever know whether he fell in accidentally, or in a fit of despondency threw himself into the water. His body was taken to the rooms of Undertaker Wykofif, and pre pared for burial. Friday morning, Miss Smith's body was found, on Bar clay's Island, by Mr.J Amos Bennett, and it waa taken to the home ol her uncle, Mr. John Clontz, and prepared for burial by Undertaker Wykoff. On Sunday morning, at ten o'clock, the funeral of Mr. Rocco was held at the M. E. Church, Rev. Runyan having charge of the services. Mr. A. C. Roc co, of Williamsport, brother of the deceased, was the only relative pre sent, but a host of friends attended the services to pay their last respects to the departed. His body was taken to the old cemetery for interment. The flowers purchased by his fellow-work ers in the Sinnamahoning Powder Mfg., plant were very beautiful. At two o'clock Sunday afternoon, the services were held over the body of Miss Smith at the M. E. Church, con ducted by Rev. Runyan. Her father, brother and younger sister from Jamestown, N. Y., were present, as well as many other relatives and friends. Beautiful flowers were placed on her casket and she was laid to rest beside her mother in the Crura Ceme tary. CHALOTTE M. BROOKS, J. R. BATCHELDER. Sinnamahoning, Pa., May, 2nd, 1910. Change of Arrangements. On account of the illness of Dr. Omwake who had been engaged to de. liver the commencement address on Wednesday evening, May 11th, Prof. Smith Burnham of the West Chester Normal School lias been secured to take his place. Professor Burnham will be remembered with much favor by all who heard him at Institute, last October. One ticket, 25 cents, will ad mit to both the Commencement and Class Night. Baccalaureate services in the Meth odist Church on next Sunday evening, May Bth. Sermon by Rev. J. M. Robertson of the Episcopal Church. SIO,OOO Heward Wanted. Eddie Adams, the Kane boy who has been missing for several days, is now supposed to have been kidnapped. On Tuesday a rural mail carrier found a note on a tree near LaMont, demand ing |IO,OOO reward for return of boy. The State Constabulary are now there in force and are making a thorough search. Big force are now scouring the country. If the scoundrels are cap tured quick justice should be dealt— the hemp rope. Dray Line For Sale. A well-establishment dray line in Emporium; well patronized business", good reason for selling. Apply to Robert Clark, Emporium, Pa. nl2-tf. TERMS: $2.00 —#1.50 1N ADVANCE THE WEATHER. PRIDAY, Pair. SATURDAY, Showers. SUNDAY. Fair. \ ASSETS First National Bank, EMPORIUM, PA. Al th;- closeofbusinpsp, May 4,1910, $922,325.97. Home Savings Banks.—How to Got One. It ir, natural Cor all pare nts to wish their child ren prosp' rltj after they i;:rv reached their ma , -rity. In irdcr to a.°s:st thuii on the road to pros .jerity and teach them economy, we loan every person depositing 11.00 a beautiful nickel hunk, and credit the amount in a pasa book drawing three per cent, interest semi-annually. You are to bring (he bank to thU Bank when ever convenient, it will be opened by the one key we keep and the contents placed to the credit of the child. It will bn a surprise and a delight to you to sec how the account will grow. $1 .00 Starts an Account. Q° INTEREST PAIU ON SAVINO BOOK <j» 0 DKPOVIT TS ANO certif,cates of DR. LEON REX FELT, DENTIST. Rock we IllocK, Emporium, Pa. DR. H. W. MITCHELL, DENTIST, Office over A. F. Volt's Shoe Store Emporium, Pa l2y —y•.--Tfr »- - • — HIT 11 — win wi POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS All Announcements under this head must be signed bj/ the candidate and paid in advance to insure publication. FOR CONGRESS. | Editor Preßß: 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- Keax, Centre and Cameron, subject to the Rules of the Republican Party.— Primary Election, June 4tli, 1910. Yours truly, CHAS. E. PATTEN. Curwensville, Clearfield Co., Pa . November 30tb, 1909.—t. p. v To The Editor:—l hereby announce myself a candidate for Congress in the 21st Pennsylvania district, subject to the decision of the Republican votera at the primaries to be held June 10, 1910. I make this announcement and enter the contest in compliance with the earnest requests of many promin ent members of the party in the dis trict and also because I believe that in Congress, if elected, I would be in a position to effectively advocate those principles and measures of good gov ernment, which now more than ever, should be embodied in Federal legis lation. I believe in clean politics and progressive Roosevelt policies. And to the end that I may serve their best interests, I ask the support of the lie publicans of this district. LEWIS EMERY, JR. Bradford, Pa., March 15,1910. Fisher Makes Good. Following are clippings taken from a paper published at Clarkesburg, W. Va., at which place Clyde Fisher of this place is playing ball: "Littie Fisher, at 3rd base is sure the "Ginger Kid." He covers a lot of ground, is full of pepper and if he can handle the stick as well will make the other candidates hustle to land the 3rd corner. "Ginger Fisher" certainly looks good on the 3rd corner. The kid is covering all kinds of ground and he tries for everything, not afraid to make an error. Fisher has made good and accepted the position of 3rd baseman with the Clarkesburg team." Good Endorsement. Broad street, in Emporium, is to be paved with vitrified brick. The con tract has been let to Costello& Neagle, of Elmira, N. Y. This is the same firm that did most of the street paving in Ridgway. Their work was satisfactory and the same can be said of their busi ness methods, so far as they were illus trated in dealing with this borough.— Ridgway Daily Record. Major General Gobin Dead. The PRESS, as well as many of our readers, will be pained to learn of the death of Major General J. P. S. Gobin, at Lebanon, last Sunday. Ye editor knew this grand old gentleman well and highly respected him. He was 73 years old. In addition to being former commander-in-chief of Q. A. R., which he assisted to organize, he was prom inent in Masonic and Odd Fellow circles. The old veterat t» are fast passing away. NO. 12.