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That Proposed Gun Tax.
I wish to reply to an article publish
ed in your paper, Jan. 26, 1911, refer
ing to btie item relating to the propos
ed "gun tax" under the caption of
Sinnamahoning news items and signed
"Debsc." Tuts item I regard as a libel
on the citizens of our locality and do
not he.itauj to say that it has no stand
ing iu fact. A few days ago <i petition
was circulated iieie addressed to the
Hon. Juoiali Howard and the Hon. J.
K. P. Hall, asking the above named
gentlemen to use their best endeavors
to defeat the proposed "gun tax law,''
should it come before the legislative
bodies to which they were elected.
This petition was gotten up by business
men and circulated by respectable peo
ple, who are property owners and tax
payers. It was signed by 93 per cent,
of all the people to which it was pre
sented. The following is a list of a
few of the names that appear upon this
V. E. Crum, merchant; Rev. R. W.
Runyan, pastor of M. E. Church; llan.
J. A. Wykoff, Associate Judge; M. V.
Crum, merchant; V. A. Brooks, Sur
veyor; O. L. Bailey, hotel owner and
proprietor; J. H. Krebs, merchant; J.
F. Wolfe, merchant; Hon. D. P. Baird,
merchant; Chas. Counsil, merchant;
Fulton Brothers, painters and decora
tors; H. B. Lightner, bookkeeper iu
Crum Bro's general store; Jas. Wykoff,
J. P.; W. H. VanWert, Supt. K. N. P.
Co.; A. L. Ensign, Assistant Supt.;
Joseph Bailey, of the Cameron Powder
Co.; Henry Wheaton, Supt. of Cam
eron Powder Co ; Douglass McCall,
Foreman K. N. P. Co.; N. Silin, mer
chant; J. H. Baird, R. R. Agent.; J. V.
Strayer, Geo. Darrin, F. L. Miller, E.
F. Smith, J. G. Johnson and many
other equally as good cittzens as the
above named.
Mr. "Debse" seems to be responsible
for the very extraordinary statement
that the people of our locality who are
opposed to a gun tax law, where a lot
of loafers and that their only occupa
tion was whittling boxes, eating
prunes, stealing cabbage and sitting
on hotel stoops. Tdo not wish to com
ment on the above statement, but Ido
wish to say that as long as the game
department employs men in whom the
public has no confidence or seeks to
defend an unjust cause through the in
fluence of some fellow who wants a
job, just so long will all their efforts be
in vain, and the peoples' money
sqandered. We also note that your
correspondent tries to defend the cruel
and inhuman practice of catching bear
in steel traps but failed to state that
fishing and trapping adds materially
to his income each year.
Now, if the people are to be consult
ed in these important matters, kindly
allow me to make a few suggestions,
which will meet with almost universal
approval in our locality, viz: Limit
the bear hunting season to two weeks
beginning and ending with the deer
bunting season. Tins would give the
illegitimate hunter no excuse to hunt
before or after season. Place a high
bounty on all animals that destroy
game or game birds. Let the Com
monwealth provide the Department of
Forestry with sufficient funds to en
able them to protect our forests from
destrqction by fire and by so doing
provent the destruction of nesting
birds and small game. The small
undergrowth would soon grow large
enough to furnish ample, as well as
natural protection to all game. Give
us back our forests with all the bless
ings of restored climate and eliminate
to a degrees the great danger of high
floods, in conclusion I wish to say
that we regard the proposed gun tax
law as unjust, unnecessary, uu-Amerl
can|and an encio ichment upon our con
stitutional rights as citizens of this
great Commonwealth.
Siiinumahoiiing, l'a., Jan. Iluili, 1911.
Operation Succes.stul.
Mr. Hennett Leuue went to Wil
lia'nsport last Saturday where he en
tered Dr. Null's private sanitarium
Mm. Leu tie went to Williams|iort on
Sunday to be prenent at the operation,
which was performed last Monday. A
reportjrcieived here shortly alter the
operation was performed t hut Mr
Leut/.e had pnased through the ordeal
very auGCeaafully. t'harle* lamtue
went to Williamsport the first of the
week to visit his father.
MEN and WOMEN, «M»|| guaranteed
hose. 70 per i enl. profit. Make flu
daily. Full or part time. Hegimtem
investigate. Wear Proof, :UKis Chest
nut St., Philadelphia, Pa. Mi lt
Property lor Sale.
A property ou West Fourth street
'or sale. Inquire of
JOHN T. RYAN died at the hume of
hie parents at Rochester, N. Y., on Fri
day, January 20th. Death was the re
sult of an accident which happened
while iu the discharge of his duties as
a railroader at Littie Rock, Ark., on
December 30th. Both logs were am
putated in hopes of saving his life, but
blood poisoning set in and death re
sulted. After the accident hi» father
hastened to his bed-side and returned
to Rochester with his son. Deceased
was married about a year ago to Miss
Ruth Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Sullivan, ol this place. Mrs.
Ryan was unable togo to the bedside
of her husband at the time, but as soon
as she was able to travel she wont to
Rochester and arrived there the day
before death claimed her husband.
Mr. Ryan was buried on Monday, Jan
uary 23, at 11 o'clock a. n-i. The fun
eral was private, only near relatives
and the lodges of which the deceased
was a member attending. Interment
was made at Rochester. Mrs. Ryan is
prostrated in her great sorrow. We
are informed to-day that the infant
daughter of Mrs. Ryan died last Sun
day, cause of death being pneumonia.
The little child was only one month
and three days of age. Mrs. Ryan cer
tainly has her share of trouble and the
PRESS deeply sympathizes with her, as
well as her parents. *
The citizens of this and adjoining
counties will be pained to learn of the
death of Ralph M. Williams, on Thurs
day, Jan. 26th, 1911, at his residence
on First Fork, aged 75 years and eight
months. Deceased had been a great
sufferer for several years with Bright's
disease, but continued to attend to his
duties, being a man of wonderful will
power. Last October he attended
court here as a juror and yeeditor who
always had great respect for him, en
joyed a social visit and talked over old
times. For more than thirty years he
almost weekly sent items from First
Fork to the PHKSS and our readers will
remember his brief items signed,
"NufSed." Ralph Williams was the
soul of honor and had the respect of all
who knew him. He served one term
as County Commissioner, 1872-1873,
with fidelity to his county. He was a
kind parent and husband.
Deceased leaves a wife and two sons
—Fred, at home, and A. J., who re
sides at Riverdale, Mich., where he is
cashier of a bank. Both sons were in
attendance at the funeral, which was
held at the family residence, First
Fork, on Sunday, Jan. 29th, 1911, in
terment being made iu Gilmore Ceme
tery. Rev. Franklin A. Lawson, pastor
of M. E. Church, of Westport, an old
friend of the family and former pastor
of deceased, officiated. In addition to
the family, the following relatives
were in attendance at the funeral: Mr.
Woodward, wife and daughter, of
Salamanca, N. Y.; Mrs. Nellie Mahon
and Costello; Mrs. Sadie Keck,
sister of Mrs. Williams, Wharton; Mr.
and Mrs. O L. Bailey, Mr. Arthur
Bailey, Sinnamahoning, and numer
ous old friends and neighbors.
Ralph Williams' good deeds and up
right Christian life will live as a shin
ing monument for ages. Farewell,
old friend.
A Slight Injury.
List Saturday evening, it was re
ported around town that Mr. Everett
, Pieraon, formerly of this place, Assist
-1 ant Superintendant of the Novelty in
candescent Lamp Company at St.
Marys, had, through an accident,
brokeu both legs. The report was
not true. Mr. Piervon arrived in town
1 oil Sunday afternoon and spent a short
time here Iu regard to the accident
Mr. Pl-rson had the misfortune to
severely hi nine both nis legs. It seems
ibut he wan u«si«tiug in removing a
large fh wheel, weighing several hun
dred pounds, from a ga« engine and
those In Ipiug Mr. Pie mo n lost control
of It, letting it fall, pinning htm to the
floor, the huh striking in such a way
thill it kept the entire Height of the
wheel from hittiug him. The injury,
while very painful, will not inconven
ience Mr. Pieraon to any great extent.
His many friends at this place will lie
glad to learn that it was not more
Vogt Chi.iom.
Mm. Sadie Vogt, uf thin place, and
Mr. William t 'liinoin, of Hath, N. Y ,
were married very quietly last Sunday
afleruoou at the home of her win, Mr,
Jesne Jones, on Cherry street. The
HeV. ,M. L. Tate, Hector of Emmanuel
l .pis< upul Church performed the cere
i inony,
"Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable." —WEßSTEß.
Attended Meeting.
Dr. R, P. Heilman, last Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday attended a
meeting of the State Board of Horticul
ture at Harrisburg. Dr. Heilman is,
and has been for many years, an en
thusiastic booster of everything per
taining to agriculture, especially fruit
No time will be lost in the prepara
tion of the bill to provide for a State
fair for Pennsylvania, it is understood,
and the committee appointed by the
Pennsylvania Livestock Breeders' As
sociation to act with the agricultural,
dairy and fruit interests will get to
work as early as possible on the pro
posed measure.
It is desired that the bill shall be
framed in such shape that little or no
change in the way of amendments,
etc., will be necessary after it reaches
the Legislature and in order to avoid
possible loss of time after the bill is
placed on the legislative calendar, the
committee will exercise caution.
The question of appropriation and
site will be the principal ones that the
committee will wrestle with, although
it is not considered likely that any
other location than the Capital City
will be decided upon. The appropri
atian necessary to carry the project
through will be carefully considered
also, as it is hoped to have sufficient
funds to enable the movement to be
carried as near as possible toward
completion without naming a sum so
large as to prevet its getting atten
Dr. Heilman, after examining the
fine specimens of apples displayed at
the state meeting, is more than ever
convinced that this state can and will
be made the best apple region of the
United States and is very enthusiastic
of the admirable possibilities of Cam
eron county to grow just as fine fruit
as the best. We firmly believe Dr.
Heilntan has the correct view of the
apple question and the future, near fu
ture, will prove his theory to be cor
rect. Why not? There is always a
good market for good fruit.
Universily of Michigan Banquet.
The New York City Club, alumni of
the University of Michigan, will give
an elaborate Banquet at Hotel Astor,
next Saturday evening which will be a
great event. A special train of high
class Pullman equipment, dining car
and buffet library car will convey west
ern members to New York from the
west. Hon. J. C. Johnson, of Empori
um, was a member of the class of '6l;
when the war of the rebellion, took
place, he enlisted. After serving in
the ranks and in Southern prisons he
returned to Michigan University and
graduated as a member of 1867 class.
Congressman Chas. F. Barclay served
in the same regiment with Capt. John
son and endured the same hard priva
tions in prisons, entered Michigan Uni
versity in 1867 class.
Michigan has a larger alumni delega
tionCongr* s< than any other university
in the country. Twenty-seven Michi
gan alumni, four of whom ars senators,
are members of the present Congress.
This number is almost twice as large
as that of any other University.
Following are graduates who will be
guests of honor at the banquet. Justice
William R. Day, United States Sena
tors Sliively, Warner, McCumber, Sut
herland, and the following members of
the house of representatives: Need
ham, Taylor, Cox; flood, of Iowa; An
thony, Denby, Townsend, Diekena,
McLaughlin. S. W. Smith, Dodds, Bor
land, Hitchcock, Kinkaid, Conry,
Gardner, Johnson, Sharp, Harclay,
Cooper, Burke, Martin and Plumiey.
An Enjoyable Dunce.
The Emporium Social Club gave an
other of their very enjoyable dances at
the opera house last Tuesday evening
Mis.s Ida Seger presided at the piano
and Mr. George W. Keith, of Couders
port was violinist and Mr. Harold
Fitch, of Olean, N Y., did duty with
the drums. All three musicians are
very capable and the music rendered
by them was very pleasing These
dances are becoming more and more
|iopular and are certainly very enjoy
Sage Wivskirclte.
On Wednesday altoraoon, at two
o'clock, M. M. Latrrabtxt, E*q , united
in marriage, Mm Delia Sage, of Buf
falo, N. Y., ami Mr. I'eter Wisskirehe.
The wedding ceremony was perform
ed in the parlor of the City Hotel.
The wltnesse* were \|i*s Hose Kraus
and Mr A I', Urchin, both of St.
Mar)*. The hri«lal party went Ui St.
Mary a on the afternoon train, where a
rect ption was given in their hotter at
the home of the groom's brother.
Basket Ball.
On Friday night last, Emporium de
feated the Austin team in a one-sided
game by the score of 100 to 11. This
is the record game of the Emporium
team, but considering the fast work o
the locals, we hope to beat this record
before the end of the season. Our boys
are getting together and it is doubtful
if any team in this section can beat
them at the present time. The score:
Emporium. Austin.
Pierotti Forward Gollopp
Kxtine, Forward Kauffman
Vogt, H Centre Roeder
Blumle Guard Swayne
Vogt, O. Guard Fouet
Goals from Field, Pierotti, 25; Ex
tine, 11; H. Vogt, 9; G Vogt, 3; Blumle,
1; Swayne, '2; McClure 1. From fouls,
Pierotti. 1, 11. Vogt, 1; Swayne, 5.
The best and fastest game of the
year will undoubtedly be played Satur
day nignt when the undefeated team
from Weetiville will play our local
team at the opera house. The last
game played between these teams oc
cured about two weeks ago and the
score resulted in a tie, score 18 to 18
Weedville has not lost a game in sev
eral years, but the way our team is
going at the present time, it would not
surprise anyone to see Emporium roll
up a big score. The game will be call
ed about 8:15 and the people are asked
to come early if they want a seat as the
largest crowd of the season will be
there. Don't forget the date, Saturday,
Feb. 4th. Usual prices.
Trade Improvement.
NEW YORK, JAN. 28. R. G. Dunn &
Co's weekly review of trade says:
There has been a distinct improve
ment in the two directions in which
the progress of business contraction
has been most pronounced. This ha s
contributed notably to the growth of
confidence without which active en
terprise is impossible.
The larger activity in iron and steel
shared to some extent by the other
industries, the better feeling exhibited
in the financial markets, and the in
creased confidence resulting there
from, are the three most important
developments of the week.
Dinner Party.
On Tuesday, Mr and Mrs. J. D.
Logan entertained several friends at
dinner. The ladies of the party were
invited for the morning and they as
sisted Mrs. Logan in quilting. The
gentlemen of the party arrived in time
for the dinner which was served at
noon. Those present were: Mr. and
Mrs. Leon R. Felt, Mr. and Mrs. D. R.
Branson, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Harris,
Mr. and Mrs. Gay 8. Felt, Mrs. E. T.
Osburn and Mr. A. Brady.
Si O'Clock Dinner.
Hon and Mrs. Geo. J. Laßar enter
tained a few friends at their pleasant
home on Fifth street at six o'clock din
ner last Tuesday evening. The party
was in honor of Miss Myrtle Smith, of
Driftwood, and Miss Mary Davison, of
Ridgway. Those present besides the
guests of honor were the Misses Grace
Walker, Nina Bryan, Nellie Huntley,
Josephene Howard and Mr. Geo. A.
Prominent Lumbermen Here.
A number of prominent lumbermen
passed a few hours in Emporium on
Tuesday, coming here in two special
cars. The party was composed prin
cipally of the Goodyear Lumber Com
pany, whose extensive saw mill and
lumbering operations are located at
Norwich, north of this county. There
are many reports in circulation, one
being a railroad trom Norwich to Em
porium and many others. We are un
able to trace the re|>orts to a reliable
Direct Inheritance Tax
Hon. Jusiah Howard has introduced
in the legislature a direct inheritance
tax bill that should pass, it would
bring a large sum of money to meet
the Increasing demands upon the state.
Another great loss to this state is the
millions of dollars that are given as
"dot money" to the horde of foreign
Lords, Dukes and rake* with our
American girts. A heavy tax should
laid upon every dollar given thusly, if
it can INI done legally. If not legal,
make It legal.
For Sale*
Two drt nsers, two white iron beds
two spriugx and twu maiimanus, ail iu
|<erfecl condition. Apply to Mrs M.
A. l(iK'kw«ll, Kmpofium, Pa. 5u it.
Orange Spoon tree
Save twelve I.' * rsppers from tin*
"Ml'N K IST" OItANUKN and get a
silver oraugi spoon tree. For sale at
Hegur & tVi for iik', sl, !m and IV
per doseU.
Record Breaker.
ports valued nt 91,864,491,644 and im
ports valued at $1,562,924,251 are
shown to be the total trade of the
United States for the year 1910, ac
cording to figures compiled by the
Bureau of Statistics. Both show a
marked increase over 1909 figures,
which were $1,728,198,615 and $1,475,-
j 520,724 respectively.
Exports of foodstuffs, however, show
a decline of $55,000,000 speaking in
round numbers; crude materials for
use in manufacturing an increase of
$75,000,000, and manufactures an in
crease of $106,000,000 The total value
of manufactures exported during the
year surpassed that of any other year.
They aggregated $827,000,000.
A slight increase is shown in the
importation of foodstuffs; an increase
ol $39,000,000 is shown in the impor
tation of manufacturers' materials and
an increase of $35,000,009 in imports
of manufactures ready for consump
tion. Total exports for December,
1910, aggregated $227,225,423. For
December, 1909, they were valued at
$172,477,714. Total imports for De
cember, 1910, were valued at $136,-
729,974, while $138,744,244 was in
1909 valuation.
Terms Extended.
The terms of 26,000 to 30,000 officers
of the State will be affected by a bill
that has been prepared and will be in
troduted in the legislature this week,
having been prepared by the State De
partment in conjunction with Attorney
General Bell. The purpose of the
measure is to correct conditions re
sulting from the recently enacted
amendments to the State constitution,
which in many instances failed to pro
vide for the continuous filling of such
offices as judges, justices of the peace,
county, city, borough, township and
district officers.
One of the sections of the bill pro
vides that "all judges of the courts of
the several judicial districts, associate
judges and county officers holding of
fices at the date of the appropal of said
amendments, whose commissions ex
pire on the first Monday of January in
odd numbered years shall continue to
hold their offices until the first Monday
of January in the following even num
bered years."
The constitutional amendments ex
tended for one year the terms of those
officers heretofore elected for odd num
ber of years, but failed to carry these
officers over from April or Mayor June,
as the case may be, until the first Mon
day in January, except iu the case of
those holding office at the date of the
approval of the amendments whose
terms were to expire in 1911.
For example, the terms of Mayors,
Burgesses, City and Borough Council
men and other muuicipal officers end
the first Monday in April. Tne terms
of their successors are to begin on the
first Monday of December. The terms
of justices of the peace, except those
elected in February, 1910, end on the
first Monday in May, School Director's
terms, end in June. While these offi
cers who were elected for an uneven
number of years have their terms ex
tended a vear, the amendments
leave a period unprovided lor, from
the first Monday of April, May or
June until January. The proposed bill
takes care of this by lengthening the
terras until January.
The schedule of the constitutional
amendments provided that the terms
of all municipal officers elected in odd
numbered years should begin on the
first Monday in December following
their election. This is considered too
aoon after the November election, pro
viding not enough time for working
out contests. The proposed bill, there
fore, provides that all these terms shall
begin the first Monday in January in
htead of the first Monday of December.
This applies to all city, borough and
township officers.
L. O. T. M Entertained.
The ofilcem and member** of Silver
stai Hive, No. 27, L. O. T. M , of Sterl
ing Hun, were entertained Wednesday
evening, Jan. IMb, at the home of
their newly installed ('ommauiler,
l.ady Allua Brook*. A delicious aup
per wan nerved and all spent a very
enjoyable iveulng Those present
were: LadicM Estella Whiting, Metla
Suuittiemoii, Jane Devling, Ethel
SwtrU, Martha Smith, Susan tlowlet,
Mary Sumitiersoii, Fntella Eddy, Julia
Strawhrldge anil Vllna Brooks, of
Sterling Hun, and Lady Carrie Smith,
of Hi'lgway, XX
Mount* fui Kent
Furnished rooms, mugtfe or n- unite
Mrs. S„th J lUukctt, i<K >r La»( (Cot
|M»rlum Post t MBc* in 41.
TKRMS: $2.00 — #1.501N ADVANCE.
FRIDAY, snow.
SATURDAY, Cold Wave.
First National Bank,
At the close of business, Feb. 2, 1911.
Sate Deposit Boxes
j Is more requisite than insurance for your val
. 1 uables. No amount of money can ever replace
I the ancient heirlooms, valued gilts, or rare gems
j which you value so highly not only for their in
| trinsic value but for the memory of those who
1 gave them. Rent one of our safe deposit boxes
1 for $1.50 a year and keep your valuables, also
| your deeds, tire and life insurance policies, notes
1 and receipts, Ac.
SI.OO Starts an Account.
Rockwell Block, Emporium, Pa.
! Office over A. F. Vogt's Shoe Store
Emporium, Pa 12y
( Notice to the People ot Emporium
I The following rules of the Boaril oi'
j Health will be enforced in the future
( and the people should not forget that
when notice is served on them it means
exactly what ib says:
Ist.—No person will be allowed to
keep pigs within the Borough limits.
2nd.—Garbage muse be kept in water
tight receptacles and must be screened
| from flies. Garbage must be removed
at least once a week.
I 3rd—Barn manure must be boxed
j and screened from flies. Not more
j than two loads can be accummulated
{ 011 the premises at one time.
| 4th —No privy vaults will be allowed
where sewer is accessible Closets and
, sinks must be connected with sewer
| and have water flushes. This closet
regulation will be enforced alter May
sth. —Chicken houses and yards must
I be kept clean and lime must be used at
: least once a week.
By order of
Jan. 25tb, 1911.—51-2t.
Going to Niagara Falls.
N. J Swartz and family, wh£> have
| for many years resided in Emporium,
; leave on Friday for Niagara Falls,
whore they will make their future
, home, in order to be with their chil
( dren, who are located at that place.
I Mr. and Mrs. Swartz and family have
many friends here who regret to have
them leave us, yet wish them unbound
ed prosperity in their" new home.
They sold their East Fifth street prop
-1 erty to Chas. Newton.
Scholars Wanted.
Mrn. S. B. Kackenmeist<-r, who hap
: charge of the musical department of
| the Emporium High school, has room
for a few pupils in her Saturday class.
I Instruction also given in drawing and
water color painting. Apply for terms.
These lessons are given on Saturdays,
' yet a few private lessons can be arrang
ed for.
' mm
The W. J. Frederick Music Com
pany, of Williamsport announce that
they have for sale an elegant lino of
pianos. Twenty-five makes to select
from, among thfse are the ("bickering,
Knabe, Hardman, Strich and Zeidler
also the Estey and many others. For
further information address Mr.
Thomas J. White, 187, Centre Street,
St. Marys, Pa.
n 411-41
Dr. C. A. Barron, of Williamsport
will l»e at the City Hote.l Emporium
ou Monday, Feb. #th. Consultation in
the hotel parlor. DiseMes of ear, eye
nose and throat.
For Kent.
Five ruoiri house, Wn»t Fourth str« el
Apply to Jas IUVIII. >1 tf.
I lay tor Sale
Fir*t 11 iius li.iitt.l h,i_\ tor •ale at t'ook
farm. Price, t'jo mi p<-r lon.
Good Piano tor Sal*.
A Bradbury Plauo 1 square) in Kood
oi«d it ion.
Apply »t oMi.f, 7 tr.ll
"ll* van a Itibbou" t igsr* will plea»t
you ll
*iuok« "Havana Hlbh. u" it? cigar
NO. 51.

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