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THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 1881.
I. 0. of 0. F. Rldgway Lodge 0Gt, I. O. of O. P, meets every i nursuuy vveiiing, v la sting members are cordially Invited to OFFICER: John A. Ross, N. O ; L. A. Brendel, V. O.j Sec'y, John An- derson, Ass't Sec'y; II. II. Wensel, Treasurer. ELK CO. ADVOCATE RATES. TBARt.T ADVERTISING. . . . On Column one Year..n... ...SS0.00 One-half Column One Yenr...... ..4.V00 One-fourth Column One Year....v.......25.po Ons-elgbth Column One Year .............IS.OO TRANSI ENT ADVERTISING. 811 e Square One Week.........m.. ..1,00 ne Square Two Weeks........ .. ...1 50 One Square Three Weeks ..2 00 Each R iillUonal Insertion 60 cenU a square Ten eents a line first Insenloni'flvs cents a r.nr i. r. inv.DT..iHr. ""j"1 rn-u vuuiiionai. insertion. EENEY A. fAESONS.JIV,-Proprietor. A choice' lot of smoked meats JuhI rceived at Morgester's A court martial will con ven 0 nt Ureensburg on the 22d of August for the trial of thirteen men who refused to attend drill and inspection. Dr. J. S. Bordwell, who has had over twenty-five years' practice, hns moved his office to his new building opposite the Bogert House, Main St.. Rldgway, Pa., where he may be found from 1 to 2 and from 7 to 8 o'clock P. M. Frederick Foreman had eight hundred bushels of wheat at Green- castle for more than a year, expecting to sell it at his own price, aud litis at lost sold it at the market price, which is much less to-day than it was a year go. A man in Mlfilintown has four wives buried in the same cemetery where one tombstone serves to record the uame, date of birth and death, with the virtues of each, and the much-made widower Is at great pains to place floral offerings on Mich of the graves of his dear departed every Sun day evening during the season of flowers. Urand Ball. There will be a Grand Ball at Hyde's Opera House, Rldgway, Pa., on Friday Evening, September 9, 1881. All arc cordially invited to attend. Music by Miller's Quad rille Band. Tickets $1.00. Again we call upon the public to bear in mind that for bargains in Dry Goods and Clothing, Boots and shoes, hats and cups, Hosiery, Notions and Furnishing Goods, they must call at the New York Store before the pro prietors, Cohen Hros., fc Brownsteine depart for the East to purchase their Fall and Winter stock tor which they must make room, and . therefore are, so as to say, slaughtering everything to close out. Bear in uiind all tee say is Just exactly so, and to convince yourselves give us a call. Cohen Bkos., and Brow.v.vtein, Xew York Store. Had Chronic; Catarrh and Con stipation; could get no help, l'eruna cured me. Mrs S. B. Williams, Mar tin's Ferry, Ohio. Co. II at Camp Vincent. In another column we publish from the Satuburg Prem a very full and accurate- ac count of the annual Inspection of the Second Brigade at Camp Vincent, near Sallshurg. Therefore, we will not miter Into any further details of life In camp generally but only so far as relates to Company H of Rldgway. The following Is a list of the members present at the encampment: Fred. Boliconlng, Captain; W. S. Horton, First Lieutenant; Geo. It. Woodward, Hecomt Lieutenant. Henry A. rarsons, Jr., 1st Rgt.; Howard Gorton, 2nd 8gt.; Joseph Bailey, 3d Sgt.; O. O. Kelt. 4th Bgt.; S. 8. Wilson, 6th and Com missary Set. Frank Gorton, 1st Corp.; John Bailey, 2d Corp.; C. D. Varncr, 3d Corp.; Llbbeus Luther, 4th Corp. Privates. Anderson, John; Aaron, Geo. T.; Benton, Isaac; Barrett, Jack E.; Bnllcy, Edward; Coon, John H.t Heller, Wtlmer; Hooghtallng, Amos K.; tCennlcnt, Jerome; Luther, C. E.; Luther, Ed. J.; McChesney, Boot.; McAllister. Crete; Morey, William; McCbosney. William; Melstnger, J. A.; Ma loney. William; McMlllnn, W. C; McCauley, James E.; Mohney, Fred. ('.; Nichols, Frank; Rosa, I. H.; Shcan, John; White, Jas. 1), ITEMS or CAMP LIFE. Daniel Nulf cooked for the boys and gave (rent satisfaction. Mack Kline and Coyt Messenger were along as supernumeraries and liked camp life flrst-rato. All the members of Co. If. were pleased to learn of the re-appointment of our old Sergeant Major Crawford, city editor of the Erie Berald. He Is a gentleman and a scholar beside being a popular officer. We were all pleuned to become acquainted with so many -members of the sixteenth regiment. The Oil Clry. Erie, Corry, Brad ford and Warren boy are a lot or "bricks" anyway. Bgts. Shannon and Crura are well know to us all and happy are we to renew their ac quaintance. May they live long and prosper. Co. H was obliged to wait In Warren MTeral hours, during which time Company I made onr stay pleasant. Sergeant Hackney as wall a the rest of the Warren boy will plea accept our thank. The residence of Prof. Mercer, just sera from Camp Vincent, was much admired by our boys a number visiting the place. Through the kindness of the Professor we were shown through bl elegant houshlcb for convenience and completeness we have seldom seen excelled. In fact model of good taste. Th sad story of Cheeky and Bets 1 nongb to bring tear to the heart of a stone. We'll write a story of their tribulation one of this floe day. List of Letters. Remaining in the Ridgway Post office, Elk county, IV, up to Aug. 22, 1881. Allen, A. D.; Cochran, J. A.; Dunmise, Adison; Goodwin, Mrs. Mary; Johnson, J. T. ; Millar, Miss Annie; Mitchell, Misa. E; McDonall, Miss Annie; Rack, Wm. II.; Tomgren, J ; Wilson, R, A; Wileon, J. B; J' H. Hagebty, P. M. PERSONALITIES. . Q. T. Wheeler has been back from Texas ten days. M. J. Earley, of Alton, Mc Kcan Co., is here this week. Mrs. J. W. Eyster and Miss Nellie Cronnin returned to Erie to day. Miss Agnes Barrett and Mrs. J.K. Jeffrey, returned from their visit to Warren Tuesday. -Mercer Brothers new horse is supposed to be the handsomest one in the county. -Mrs. Pcnfield, mother of Jas. AvPenfieldj is in town on a visit to hef .'son and other friends. Wm Cohen, who superintends Cohen Bros., & Brownstein's branch store at Luddington, Mich., is in Ridgway for a few days. Mrs. Elizabeth Pcnfield, of Jefferson county, was in Ridgway Boro for several days visiting her son James Penficld, and other friends here. John Winklcbleck, of Horton township, was in town yesterday and made his annual visit to The Advocate office. Mr. Winkle bleck has cut twenty ton of hay and 120 dozen oats on his farm this season doing nearly all the work himself. He is one of the best farmers in the Toby valley. MARRIAGES. McQuone Fhindel. Tuesday. Auir. 16, I. at St. Marys, by Bnv, Father Hemic, Mr. Arthur 8. McQuone to Miss Mary Frlndel, nil of Ht. Mary's. Ilokf Jackson. On Monday. Ausr. 15, 1RH. at the residence of the bride's pnrcnt. by Hev. J. Sunder, Mr. Henry J. Iloft", of Kane, Pa., to Miss Mary A. Jackson, of Laurel Mill, Pa. Births. Fannin To Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Fannin, Jr. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1881, a son. McGovern to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Mc Govern a son. Jones to Mr. and Mrs. Thoma3 Jones a son. DEATHS. Ihwix. August 13, 1881, Molly E., in fant daughter of J. H. and L. C. JJ. Irwin, at the age of 3 months and 8 days. "ettie Is not dead, but gone before," One sweet flower has drooped and faded, Ono sweet Infant voice has fled; One fair brow the grave has shaded. One sweet darling now Is dead. She Is gone to heaven before us. But she turns and waves her hand, Pointing to the glories o'er us In that happy spirit land. W. P. I. Baruett. At- Dagus Mines. Elk Co., Pa., Aug. B, 1S81, Mary A., Infant daughter of C W. mid Klizu Barrett, aged 3 months and two days. PitovtN. Weilnos lay, Atiir. 21, 1W1, Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. d. 3. Provin. acd ubout 19 months. MRS. E. CKAYSTOS. In returning thanks for past favors respectfully begs to inform her friends und the public generally that she has just returned from New York where she purchased a large stock of Milli nery aud fancy goods of the latest styles, also a nice selection of ladies' Skirls, Plain and Fancy hosiery, Ludies' and Cbildrens' Parusols, Hair goods, fancy Chinaware, &c, which she Intends to sell as cheap us the clreapest. Particular attention given to trimming and in a stylo that cannot be surpassed In this section. All are invited to call and inspect her goods before purchasing elsewhere. nlOmG Dr. Sharp Hello! Doctor where are you going to on such u ruu so early in the day ? Dr. Smart Why, you know at Cohen Bios., & Brownstein's New York Store they have got the biggest bonanzas out. They are closing out their spring and summer stock to make room for their fall and winter goods and you can buy things almost for nothing there. Sharp Well, that Is good news, but what ure they selling there that is so desirable? Smart Well there are Dry Goods and Clothing, Boots and Shoes, bats and Caps, Notions, Hosiery, and Furnishing Goods. Smart Well if tiiat's the case I'll go down with you for I need some things and if I cuu save any money I am ready so do so. Smart Well hurry or we may be too late for the bargains. Sharp Bo here goes for Cohen Bkos., & Bbownstein. Bonanza X. Y. Store Bonanza. My daughter hud a very weak back, peruna cured her. JohnOrgill i'lttsuurg.Pa. No Hospital Needed. No palatial hospital ueeded for Hop outers patients, nor large-salaried talented puffer to tell what Hop Bit ters will do or cure, as they tell their own story by their certain and abso lute cure at home. New York Inde pendent. New Jot Flour, Feed Meal, Corn, Graham, Oats, &c, at Morgester's. Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Ac., at Mor genter's. What the ladies say about the Vapor Stove: It bakes better than the Cook Stove. I would not have believed it possi ble to do such an ironing aud not beat up the house. I can start a Are in one minute. It Is as portable as a sewing ma chine. W. H. Sehvicf, Agt. Ayer'a Ague Cure is a purely veg etable bitter aud a powerful tonic, free from quinine or any mineral substance and always cures the severest oases. j THE LATH JAMES L. OILLIS. A MOST REMARKABLE CAREER SOL DIER, STATESMAN, JUDGE AND LEADING CITIZEN HIS ARKKST AND TRIAL FOR THE MURDER OP MORGAN HIS STATEMENT ABOUT MORGAN HIS BLAMELESS LIKE. From the Philadelphia Times. The death of Judge Gillis. at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, a few weeks ago, calls to mind the man, who he was, and the part lie filled In his eventful life, most of which was spent in Pennsyl vania. He was born in Washington, New York, October 7, 1702, and was one of a large number of sons, all sturdy and hardy men. His father lived to a ripe old age and visited his sons, James and Eons, late in life, when they resided at Rldgway, Penn sylvania. A few years prior to the war of 1812 the family moved to Ontario county, in the State of New York. There, In 1M2, James enlisted in a company of New York volunteers, and was immediately commissioned a lieu tenant of cavalry and assigned to a reg iment commanded by one Colonel Har ris, regular dragoons. He was in the battle of Fort George, Chippewa and Lundy's Lane. Shortly after the lat ter battle he was taken prisoner by the British and confined at various places in Canada, and in 114, while under parole, he was arrested and put on board a transport about to suit for Eng land. Gillis and several others were successful in making their escape by capturing a boat belonging to the transport and gaining the bank of the St. Lawrence river opposite (Quebec, at which place the vessel was lying. All were finally retaken. They wan dered about for several days, wishing to reach the United States frontier, and made but little headway in Hint direction. Finally they made terms with a Canadian Frenchman, who promised to guide them towards the boundary, but betrayed them; the red costs got tlieni, returned them to con finement, and Lieutenant Gillis wtis not again permitted to escape. JIc re mained in confinement until the close of the war, when he was exchanged nt Salem, Massachusetts. When Con gress, about 185:!, passed a law giving a bounty of 100 acres of land to the soldiers of the war of 1812, Judge Gil lis had no trouble in proving his title to one He considered it too sacred to part wiflfc, and for years he kept it hanging in his house in a giit frame, which was a luxury in the way of fine art that his neighbors generally could not indulge in. IN THE WILDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. In 1822 he moved to Pennsvlvnnia and located in what was then Indiana county, afterwards a part of Jefferson county, now Elk county. His near est neighbor was sixteen miles distant and his nearest postoiliee about seventy miles. The approach to his location was from Clean Point, on the Alle gheny river, and supplies were brought from that place over u rough wagon road, about thirty miles of which he got over as best he could. He cume there as the agent of Jacob Bldgway, of Philadelphia, who owned a large trad of land in Indiana county, expecting that the country vould soon settle up. He built a grist mill, upon a small scale, to supply his wants in that direction and those of the fu ture settlers, hut it was some years lie fore it was used by anyone except himself. In IS 1G he married a Miss Mary Ridgway, of Philadelphia, a niece of his future employer. By that marriage lie had three children Ridg way B., Charles B. ami Caroline, now the widow of Judge Honk, late of Ridgway. Iu that wild country he reared tlie.se three children. Hiswife died iu 18Jb, and in 1WS lie married a MissCelia A. Berry, who died in 18 A, leaving seven children. In liO lie moved from li'.s farm, which lie cleared six miles from the town of Kklgwny, to tluit filace, naming the place Ridg way, where lie and his family resided for a long time. In that country, where the benefits of education were very limited, he brought up his ten children, giving them such education as the country altonlcd, and all of them have acquitted themselves very creditably in life. One of his sons, Capt. James H. Gillis, United States Navy, did gallant service in the late rebellion. He was in command of a war vessel throughout the war, and at the bombardment of Mobile his vessel came in contact with a torpedo, was sunk to her gundeck, but lie fought her as long as there was enough of her above water to stand upon. While he was a midshipman and the vessel to which he wus attached was in a South American port, he called i'or volunteers from liiscrew, look one of the ship's bouts and saved l be crew of a Chilian vessel which was going to pieces iu a fierce storm two miles Irom the shore. He took the crew from the rigging and brought them safely to laud. The act was recognized by the Chilian Gov ernment in a fitting manner Another son, B. W. Gillis, has made considera ble reputation as u journalist iu Vir ginia. Another, C. V- Gillis, lives in this State. JUDGE AND CONGRESSMAN. Judge Gillis was llrst appointed As sociate Judge of Jefferson county by Governor Porter. Wnen Elk co'untv was organized he wus appointed one of the Associate Judges of that count v und served one term. In 1810 he was elected to the Legislature of Pennsyl vania. He served in ull three years' in the House aud one term in the Senate. He wus elected to Congress in 180K, but he wrecked his future political ad vancement by voting for the Kansas Nebraska bill. After his Congres sional term closed he wus appointed agent for the Pawnee tribe of Indians, and he located them upon their reser vation, built buildings for them, among the others a grist mill, and was tiuir fuithi'ul friend and protector while he remuined wi;h them. No act of spec ulatiou or crookedness was ever laid to his charge, either there or in any other pub;iu office which he held. As an evidence of his kindness and good ness of heart, he adopted from the tribe a little Pawuee girl, uged 5 or 6 years, under the following circum stances; Both parehts of thechild were dead; she had no relatives, who, under the laws of the tribe, were bound to care for her or support her, aud was, therefore, cast oft by everyone. The story goes that Judge Gillis found her picking the pieces of fat off the entrails of a decayed buffalo. He immediately took her to his owu quarters, had her wasl.ed up, clothed and cared for as if she was the most precious child in the world. He brought her to Bidgway with him when be returned there. She lived in bis family while be staved there, went with him wiieu be moved to Iowa, and died there. His Congressional course was but one term; he knew his defeat for the second term would be sure if he fa vored or voted for the bill having for its end the repeal of the M issouri Com promise. HisattHchment to President Buchanan led him to vote for it aguinst bis better Judgment. The President made it a party measure, aud when he interviewed Judge Gillis the Judge said to him: "It Is defeat for me in either event. If I don't vote for it, the politicians will beat me. If I do, the people will." He knew the sentiment of his district. 'He was renominated by the Democratic Convention in 1808 In his district, but was defeated at the polls by Chapln Hall, of Warren, now deceased. In Congress and in tlie Leg islature of the State he was faithful alwavs to the local Interest of his con stituents. It was through his efforts at Harrisburg more than that of any one man that the counties of Elk and Forest were organized, and iu lite con test for the location of the comity seat of Elk county he favored, of course, the location at Kidgway, and used his future efforts to keep it there. When in the Senate he passed a resolution which created the county of Forest It also passed the House of Represen tatives, and Is theonly instance in the history of the State wnere a new coun ty has been created by a joint resolu tion. It was approved by the Gover nor, of course, and thereby became a law. It was near the close of the ses sion, and the Joint rules would not allow its passage in any other form. He did this to oblige a fellow pioneer in the wilds of the new county, Cyrus Blood. Subsequently Forest county was enlarged; its primitive limits were quite circumscribed. THE ABDUCTION OP WILLIAM MOR GAN. The connection of Judge Gillis with the abduction of William Morgan, of Batavia. New York, the exposerof the secrets of Masonry, rendered him no torious through life. He was tried at Canuuduiguu, N. Y., in connection with the affair, and charged with being one of the abductors of Morgan. He was accused of being one of the party who helped to convey him from Batavia to Fort Niagara, whither he was taken, no doubt, in a close ear Huge, und relays of horses were fur nished by the brethren along the route, thus insuring rapid und secret transit. At the trial lie was defended by John C. Spencer, a lawyer then of great reputation, of Cauundafgua, af terwards Secretary of War and of the Treasury, who subsequently became noted iu the politics and affairs of I lie country. The trial resulted in the ac quittal of Mr. Gillis, und the affair led to the formation of the party known iu politics as the Anti-Masonic party, which held an important part iu poli ties from 13'-'7 to la.ii. It held such power in Pennsylvania that in ls;i3 Joseph Rituer was elected Governor by it. The removal of the deposits frem the United States Bank devel oped a new issue, and Morgan ai.d his platform dropped out of politics. At the time Mr. Gillis was arrested be was residing upon a farm, which he was cleurimt up, in what was then In diana county, Pa., and which was on the old road' known us the Milesburg and Smcthport turnpike, six miles northeast from Ridgway. At the time of bis arrest lie was busily at work clearing the farm, which was known then, and is now, as the Montmorency farm. A deputy sheriff from Ontario county, N. Y., came there for him. He was a man who Gillis hated most intensely, btu he kept him over niulit, as the nearest neighbor was sixteen miles distant The sheriff had come there from the town of Indiana, the county seat, accompanied by a deputy sheriff of that county. The requisition of the Governor of the Stale had been duly recognized by Judge Young, who was then holding court at Indiana, and the proper warrant had been is sued for the arrest. The party started on horseback the next morning for In diana, a distance of about one hundred miles, through the woods. The most part of the way was only a blazed line and bridle-path for their route.- A heavy ruin had caused tlie Clarion, the Red Bank and other streams to rise very high, und the party was delayed three days over the proper time mak ing the trip. Great anxiety wus felt at Indiana, caused by tlie delay, and the opinion freely expressed that Gil lis had made way witli both of t ne officers. Late oiie afternoon, how ever, the community was relieved by the arrival of the overdue party. Gii lis was handed over to tlie sheriff of tlie county, who was a Mason, anil spent a pleasant night iu the town witli his brother Mason. The next morning he procured a writ of hahva. corpus to be issued by Judge Young. Upon the hearing a discharge was re fused. He was conveyed to Canan daigua by way or Franklin und Erie, Pa., and Buffalo. N. Y. Upon the route he lacked neither food drink cr lodging. During tlie whole trip lie refused to associate or have anything to do with the deputy sheriff who nominally had him in custody would not let him ride inside tlie stage with him. Gillis ul edged his word to the shel l ir before leaving Indiana, through a third party, that he would accom pany tlie deputy to Cauanduiguu peaceably and quietly, but if any harsh means were used ho would not be responsible for the consequences, and ironed he would not be. A rescue could have been invited ut any point almost along the rood. The sheriff knew this well; he also knew that his prisoner was a gentleman who would keep his word, and he relied upon it. When they arrived at Cauanduigiut he was released immediately upon bull, and he returned to Pennsylvania At the proper time he went to Cumin daiguu, stood Ids trial ami was ac quitted. Ho had the lull rejKtrt of the trial printed in a Musoniu paper or magazine, called the CrufUman pub lished ut the time, which he kept care fully though life. His special friends had access to it Tlie writer of this ut one lime requested Judge Gillis to write up the history und bis knowl edge of the Morgan affair and leave it sealed, and it should be kept secret iu the hands of t lie writer till after the death of the former, when it should he published and thus throw some light upon tlie mystery. His reply was: "I don't know, I never did know what became of Morgan. You know from what you have read and from what I have loid you what I was accused of. I have no knowledge as lo what be came of him No information was ever imparted to me. He was evi dently taken to Niagara Fulls and passed into Canada from one set of men to another. At that time almost every British man-of-war had a regu lar Masonic lodge, acting under a char ter from tlie (jlruiid Lodge of Great Britain. Some of these were stationed at Montreal, Quebec and Halifax. He could have been easily la ken, or passed, from one to unother, us being a man who hud divulged the secrets of Ma sonry, till be reached one which wus shout sailing to a foreign shore, and, carried there, kept in such position that be could communicate with no one, and ended his life in a natural way. I never believed that be was murdered, either by drowning or otherwise, as alleged. At any rate I cun leave nothing la hind me which will throw any light upon the subject, and would not If I could There are many persons living now, ue.icendauts of those who were implicated in the matter, and respect for them, if noth ing more, in sutlicient for me nottouid iu stirring the subject, now almost forgotten." He wus a truthful, hon orubit) man. What be told me I have no doubt was tiue. HIS SON'S ASSASSINATION. In 1862 be left Elk county and went to reside with his son Charles at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, the one who was shot dead in li is own door by some un known and undiscovered assassin. The son was a good man, beloved by every one, holiest, faithful and true, and what the motive was which Impelled any one to assassinate him Is unex plained and a mystery. His father was the first one at his side after he fell, and there is no doubt but the shock experienced then very much shortened the father's days. Judge Gillis. after he moved to Iowa, made annual visits to Elk couuty, and took great comfort add delight In visiting his relatives and early friends. Every house was open lo receive him, and he was beloved and welcomed by all. Throughout life he wus a Democrat. The 7th day of October last, his eighty ty-elghth birthday, he was at Ridg way, aud at a Democratic meeting be mude a speech for Hancock aud Eng lish and the whole ticket, tlie last and only one he made during the cam paign. Those who beard him say that it had the old style ring to it. Judge Gillis' early education was very lim ited. He was reared in a country and at a time when school houses were scarce and an education hard to ob tain He was a great reader. En gaged in a book, past midnight would often, and very often, find him ab sorbed in it, and if approaching the end of a very interesting one, lime of day or night was nothing to him till it wus concluded. His library contained many of the standard works. Shakes peare, Scott's novels and poems he was extravagantly fond of. The writings of tlie politicians and statesmen of this country he took great delight and in terest iu, and upon the political topics of tlie day he was always one of the best posted men. As an evidence of his reading power and ability it is a fact that he read through entire that sot of public literature published by the Legislature of this State u few years ago, known us the "Colonial Records and Pennsylvania Archives,1' some twenty-live or thirty volumes probably tlie only person who ever did it. Much, very much, of interes' might bo added to this, which would be of interest to the renders of the 2'imcs, ubout this man. His life und the part he took iu the settlement of thut part of Pennsylvania where he lived would make a very readable ami valuable book. Probably it will not be written. He was a man of sterling und inflexible integrity, a kind, affec tion ate, companionable husband, friend and parent. His conversational pow ers, fund of information and anecdote were comprehensive and great; every one loved ids companionship und so ciety, and last und best of all he died in the laitli of a Christian, a firm be liever in God the Father Almighty and iu His Son, aud In the resurrec tion of the dead ami life in tlie world to come. Henry Souther. Erie, Pa., July 1881. VENNOR'S PREDICTIONS! For this Month's Weather, prepared expressly for STODD ART'S REVIEW. Sample ropy mailed for 3c. stamp. J. M. Stoddart, Pub., New York, Phtia., or Chicago. n'21 t3 Don't forget it. The Union Store is tlie place to get bargains. Ii you want a set of springs o any sort or size go to C. Bowers. Soused Mackerel in cans boneless and ready for table use at Morgester's. Call at the West End Furnishing Store and see the McCabe reclining chair. The weather Is hot but the rush at tha Union Store still continues. Goods down to cost. Camp chairs, canvass cots, Ion ogee, wood and marble top tables at the West End. My children had sore throat. Poruna cured them. M. P. Lenhart, Irwin Station, Pu, A. Swurtz Ross, Merchant Tailor, sign of tlie red flout, makes nobby suits. Fits guaranteed. Bowers keeps Hull's Giant Frame extension table at the West End Store the best table iu the market. Marble and slate mantles fur nished und set by W. S. Seiivice, Agt. The City of St. Paul, a first-class, large new design, wood cook stove, take a look at it before purchasing a stove. W. S. Service, Ag t. THE ELK CO. ADVOCATE DEVOTED TO THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF ELK COUNTY. THE OLDEST PAPER IN THE COUNTY. ESTABLISHED in 1850. TSRMS, - $2A YEAR. BOROUGH ORDINANCE, No. 8. REGULATING THE HAWKIO OR PEDDLING- OF FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC GOODS, WARES. &C. Be It ordained and ennctcd by the Town council of the Borough of Ridgway, and it Is hereby ordained and ciiu'ctcd by the authority of the same 1. That no person shall employ himself, or be concerned, in the busi ness or employment of hawking or peddling any kind of foreign or do mestic goods, wares.merchandise.fresh meats, or agricultural products of any kind from place to place In the Borough of Rldgway, without having first ob tained a license so to do tinder the pro visionsof thesecond section of this ordi nance; and, if any person shall go from place to place to sell, or expose to sale, any such foreign or domestic goods, wares, merchandise, fresh meats, or agricultural products of any kind, in said Borough without a license so to do being by him first obtained such person ahull forfeit and pay, for the use of the Borough, the sum of five dollars, to be collected in the same manner as debts of like amount are by law recoverable, and any Justice of the Peuce, or the Chief Burgess of said Borough, on view, or the Information or complaint, oath or affirmation, of nnv other oerson. is .hereby authorized and enjoined to proceeu, in a summary way, against any such person so offending, to con viction; and, in default of immediate payment of said penalty, the said Chief Burgess or Justice of the Peace shall commit tiie offender to the county jail, or Borough lock-up, not exceeding forty-eight hours; and every repetition of the said offence shall be considered and punished as a separate offence; and every person so employed, who, upon demand, shall refuse to exhibit his license, shall lie deemed an offended against this ordi nance; Provided. That this ordinance shall not apply to persons hawking or peddling the products of their farm, or their labor and manufacture; Provided, further, That this ordinance shall nn apply to resident dealers of the Bor ough paying mercantile tux. 2. That the Chief Bur-gross of said Borough is hereby authorized to grant separate licenses for one year, under the se tl of said Borough-, to hawkers and peddlers of foreign und domestic goods, wures, merchandise, fresli meats und agricultural products, each person applying having first produced a receipt from the Borough Treasurer for the sum of ten dollars. This ordinance to take effect on and after September 1st, ls8l. C. H. M'CAULEY, President. Attest W. C. Hhaly, Secretary. Approved this loih day of August, A. D. 1881. J. POWELL, Chief Burgess. BOROUGH ORDINANCE, No. 9. REGULATING THE LEVYING AND COLLECTING OK STREET TAX. AND DEFINING THE DU TIKS OF THE STREET COM MISSIONER, &C. Be it ordained and enacted by the Town Council of the Borough of Ridgway, and it is hereby ordained and enacted by the aulhoiity of the same 1. That it shall be the duty of the Borough Assessor to furnish tlie Town Council with a certified copy of the assessment containing the last adjusted valuation of all real and per sonal estate, offices, trades and occupa tions in said Borough, on or before the first Monday of April in each year. 2. That i shall be lawful for the Town Council to lay a rate of assess ment, not exceeding ten mills on the dollur, upon all real und personal estate, otlices, trades and occupations, for tlie purpose of laying out, opening, muking, amending or repairing of streets, lanes, alleys, courts and com mon sewers, und for the constructing and repairing of bridges in said Borouaii. 8. That the Town Council shall cause ull rates and ussesments by it laid to be entered in a book to be pre pared for that purpose, to be called the "Borough Tux Record," which shall be signed by tlie President and attested by the Secretary of said ( 'ouucil, und shall be deposited witli. and remain in the custody of, tlie Secretary of said Council. The said "Borough Tax Record" shall be open to the inspection of uny person charged with Borough rates ami levies, at any und all times, without fee or reward, and the secretury of said Council is hereby required, tipon demand of any such person, to give certified copies of the same, or an.y part thereof, upon being paid at the rute of one cent for every eight words, and fifteen cents for the" certificate aud seal. 4. That the said Town Council shall unnually, on the first Monday of April, appoint one suitable person to till the office of Street Commis sioner, of said Borough for the term of one year, and whenever und as often as any vacancy muy occur iu taid office appoint one such "person to till such orlice until the next annual election. 5. Thut every person appointed Street commissioner of said Borough, before entering upon the duties of iiis oillce, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, before some per son having authority to administer oaths, to support the Constitution o," the United 'States and that of this Common weul'h, and perform the duties of his office with fidelity, a copy of which oath or affirmation, certified by the person by whom the same shall be administered, shall forthwith bo filed with tlie Secretary of said Council, and shall give bond, with two sufficient sureties, to be ap proved by the Thief Burgess, in such sum as the (.'ouucil muy designate, which bond shall be taken in the name of (he Borough, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, the accounting for, aud paying over to the Borough Treasurer, any balance thut may remain in -bis hands at the settlement of bis accounts by the Borough Auditors, und the de livering to his successor Iu office of all tools, books, papers und documents held by him by virtue of said office; and, iu case uny Street Commissioner shall neglect or refuse to pay over any balance remaining iu ins hands, within thirty days after such settle ment, it shall be the duty of the Council to proceed, by due course of law, Ui colled the same for the use of said Borough. 0 That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of said Council, upon the laying of any road or efreet tax us aforesaid, to forthwith make out and deliver to the Street Commissioner of said Borough, a correct aud fair duplicate of the same; and the said Street Commlssiouer shall, upon receipt of said duplicate, give personal notice to each ami every resident, and written or printed nonce, uuiy uiuuea, to eacu ana every non resident, rated for such taxes, to attend at such time and place as such Street Commissioner may designate. so ua to nivo all persona full opportu nity to work out their respective tax before the first Monday of Hcptembur iu each year. Th said Street. Com missioner is hereby required to mak return of his duplicate, on oath, to the Council of said Borough on the first Monday of September in each year, showing all takes worked out under his direction, and all taxes then re maining unpaid therein; and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of said Council to enter tlie return of tlie said Street Commissioner upon the Tax, Record of said Borough, and forthwith make out and deliver to iheCblef Bur gess a certified transcript or duplicate of all the taxes remaining unpaid In said Tax Record; and the Chief Bur gess, upou receipt of aaid certified transcript or duplicate, is hereby au-. thorized and required to Issue the same, together .with his warrant for tlie collection thereof, to the Collector of said Borough, as required by act of Assembly. 7. Tlie Towti Council shall bave the right to remove, at uny time, any per son appointed Street Commissioner of said Borough. Thts ordinance shall take effect on und after September f, 1881. C. II. M'CAULEY, f res t. Attest-W. C. Hkaly, Sec'y. Approved this loth day of August, A. D. 1B81. J. POWELL, Chief Burgess. Business Cards. GEO. A. HA1KSUN. AT TORN E Y AT-L AW. Main street, Rldgway, Elk Co., Pa. Particular attention given to the examination of titles, also to patent aud patent cases. HALL & NI'CAULEY ' ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office in new brick building, Main street, Ridgway, Elk Co., Pa. 'A'l J. S. BORQW ivC, PHYSICIAN AND SURaSQH. Office on Main Street, Ridgway, Pa., opposite the Bogert House. ' Office hours from 1 to 2 and 7 to 8, P. JL W. L. WILLIAMS. Late of Strattanville), Physician and Surgeon, Ridgway, Pa. Office In Hall's Brick Building (up stuirs) Iteferences J. D. Smith, H. L. Young, R. Rulol'son, Stral tun ville ; Major John Kitley, W. W. Green laud, Clark n. lias practiced Ills profession sccessfully for more than ten years. G. G. MESSENGER. DRUGGIST & PA R M ACE UTIST, N. 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