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1 I - I PIKE COUNTY PRESS. PUBLISHED EVEHY FRIDAY AT M1LFORD, PA. J. H. Van Etten, Editor. Tkrmh One dollar nml fifty cents a year in advance. HlNltl.fi ClU'tKS, Fivn Cents. VOL. 1 IHSINKSS CAKI1S. H. E. Emerson, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. OFFICE in Drug Store on Broad Street. J. H. Van Etten, Attorney-at-Law, OFFICE, Brown's Building, Mll.KOHIl, Pike Co., Pa. John A. Kipp, Attorney-at-Law, OFFICE, opposite Court House, MiLKoim, Pike Co., Pa. CHURCH DIRECTORY NIILFORD. Kiiist I'KKsBYTEIttAN I'lirmil, Milfiml; fiiblinih w iTiii'H nt lo.stn a. M. uml T.: I". M. Siililmth hi-IhmiI hnmi'diiitrly iiftt'r thi ninrninir wrvict. PrayiT mii'tinir Wed nesday at 7.W 1'. M. A eord'ml welc'inne will lit' extended to all. Those not ut tuched to other ehiirehes lire eHieelally In vited. Hkv. Thomas Nii hoi-h, Pastor. ("IH HCH Of THE liOOII SHEI'IIKKII, Mil- fonl: Serviii-9 Sumlay at. H.: A. M. and 7.:K P. M. Sunday sehool at 2.H0 r. M. Wcek-ility ncrviees, Friday at 4.mir.M. Seats free. All welcome. H. S. LAssiTKIt, Hector. MATAMORAS. Hoi'K Kvamjki.hai. CHI'lHII, Mata moras. Pit. Sen-lccs next Sunday as follows: l'rcarhtnK at 10.:l(i a. m. and 7 p. in. Sim day school at B p. in. Junior C. K. liefniv and (!. K. prayer inivtinu; alter the even lug wrvice. .Mid-week prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7.HK Seats flit'. A cordial welcome to all. Come. Kkv. .1. A. Wikoami, Pastor. Secret Societies, Mil.Koui) I.tmuR, No. !144, V. & A. M.: limlifi linn-ts Wednesdays on or before Full Moon at the Siiwkili House, Mlll'onl, Pa. N. K.mcrv, dr., Seeretiiry, Milfnrd. .1. H. Van Ktten, W. M., Milfonl, Pa. Vas Dkh Mark T.omiK, No. H2H. I. (). ). K: Mivts every Thursday evening at 7.iHI p. in., Hrown's' Huildintf. (ieo. Dim jnan, Jr., Sv'y. John I, tiourlay, N. (J. Pltt'PKNCK UKHKKAII l.OIHIK, 111", I. (). O.K. Mivts every second and fourth Fri days In each month In Odd Fellows' Hall, Hrown's building. Miss Minnie Heck, N. ii. Katie K'lein, Sec y. Subscrilio for the Press. Whether you win wealth or not will depend upon your comprehen sion of. tlio groat underlying prin ciples of business and the adjust nient of your nffiiirs in reference thereto. All of our renders tire desirous of obtaining his or her nhuro of tho world's good things. This et'.n only lie done by keeping juice with this progressive age. One's own individual effort. will not nufft. What is needed is re operation. You should keep posted on all things that you may need to buy. It is a well established fact that the consumer (those who buy at retail) are. paying in these United States from one to twenty-five, per rent, more than is necessary, simply from the fact that they do not keep posted on current prices. How long could a merchant avoid failure were he to use such lax methods in making his purchases t One would quickly say such a deider was a failure from tho beginning, then why do you uso this method in a Minall way V It would cost you but tho request to keep pace with the times in the way of prices on all staple articles you are apt to use. All that is needed is to notify BROWN & ARMSTRONG, general merchants, Milfonl, Pa., and you will receive a monthly price sheet. They issue this tho. first of each month. They are also pleased at all times to furnish samples and to fill promptly all orders received by mail. Advertise in the Press. Pennsylvania Provides Statesmen. In the "Congressional Directory" of the Fifty-fourth Congress just is sued is contained the biographies of the members. According to the list Pennsylvania, as an eastern state.has contributed her share toward pro viding other states with senators and representatives : Senators Bur rows, of Michigan ; Mitchell, of Ore gon j Bhoup, of Idaho and Peffer, of Kansas, were born in this state and so were Representatives Wilson, of Idaho ; Wood and Burrell.of Illinois ; Leighty, of Missouri ; Long, of Kan kuj ; Apsley, of Massachusetts ; Tuu- ney, of Minnesota, DeArmond, of Missouri, Wadsworth.of New York ; Doolittle, of Washington, Huling, of West Virginia, and Flynn, of New York. Our state might well be lumied the mother of statesmen. FOREST LAKE ASSOCIATION A Wonderful Transformation Took riaco. FlnMiiclal StatiinteMt rt the AniMiclBtlnn Splendidly Situated In thr Wlldemww of IMkr Coant.v Thf C'lilh House Kit. targed to Twice Its Hires Two Itomttl fill ljtkes on It Some fAndR C'lenred. We are just in receipt of tho an nual financial statement of the For est Lake Association, ending Nov. 15, 1K1I5, which shows a Imlance on the credit side of nearly 1X100. This indicates a feature in the manage ment of the affairs of the corpora tion, which will attract attention. Tho rule is that such associations have a balance on the other side. Tho Forest Lake was organized in 1 SH2, and then purchased a body of hind aggregating about two square miles, situated on the mountain back of Mast IIopu. Tho country there was a wilderness, on tho land were two lieautiful lakes, tho little and big Corrillas. The road to the tracts was through the woods over rooks and stones for 4 miles, to an elevation of 850 feet alnive the river. In two years a wonderful transfor mation took place. The roads which had boon the beds of streams, were made passable, the jungle overlook ing the Hinds was cleared, and a good sized club house, barn and ice house! erected, But growth did not pause with these, it quietly contin ued until now the acreage of land ac quired has doubled, and includes the large and sujierb sheet of water know as Wolf Pond. Tho club house has lieen enlarged to twice its Orginal size, and is fully equiped in every department. There have also been erected six private cottages, boot houses on the shores of tho ponds of sufficient capacity to house alxmt 90 sail and row boats, new barns and outbuildings have been added, fruit, shade and other ornamental trees planted.imths made, a lxiwling alley built, and the grounds laid out, and in a velvet lawn. At a visit there in July we estimated tiiat fully 70.000 to 80.000 dollars had lieen ex- ponded there during the past thirteen years for labor, buildings and im- provmonts. During this time there has Ihh'ii no retrograde movement, no suits at law, no reorganizations, no failure to p'ty all bills promptly. Other associations and clubs have sprung up and had a brief existence, and either jwssod under the sheriff's hammer or are languishing beneath a heavy indebtedness. This one is practically free of debt and its stock is selling for $150 above par. It is tho privilege of the writer to have been one of the charter mem bers of this association, and its legal adviser since its incorporation. A pardonable pride exist in its pros perity and the assurance that his servi(s have never been underesti mated by the active managers, and that good and lasting fellowship has been created, and friendships formed which will be as endnring as they are pleasant, To Dr. ' Hadden, of New York, President of the associa tion may be ascribed much of the success which has followed it at every step. He is indefatigable persistent, and practical. In nearly all his efforts however he had the cheerful co-operation of the mem -pers. The organization was founded on the idea tliat it should be for the members, their familes and friends, a kind of home circle, and this policy has been earefully and sue. oessfully pursued. Its unwritten motto is let it be for our health and pleasure, not a burden or a depres ing care. From the Editor's Pen and Ink. All other eyes are full of beams to the man who has a mote in his own eye. The preacher who never smiles will some day find oxit why his ser nions did not weigh more. If fewer fathers were moderate drinkers, fewer sons would become immoderate drunkards. MILFOfiti 1'IKE PRIVILEGES OF A HOTEL." How the Guesta. Successfully tipped the Em- nloyeea. Reward for Valuablea Found. In a recent issue of the Gazette it takes a traveling salesman totask for tho meagre reward he gave'a clerk in a hotel in that town, who had picked tip a valuable ring which the salesman left lying on the marble slab over the wash bowl. We know nothing of the merits of this particu lar case,there may have been reasons why the salesman should hnrve given a large reward to the clerk for the recovery of his possessions, but the general fee system in vogue seems to be a growing evil. It is right and proper to reward any one who vol untarily serves us, and who does so at any cost of labor or inconvenience to himself. It is right to reward and encourage honesty, and to make evident the fact that it is appreciated. It is right to comjienaato for a service not otherwise compensated for, but we assume that landlords pay their clerks and waiters a fair remunera tion for the services they render, now why should the traveler who pays the landlord for his meals and lodging, be expected to tip the clerk to get a better room perhaps, tip waiter or waitress to get a choicer morsel or prompter service, tip the chamber maid to have his room kept in better condition, tip tho hall boy who shows him to his room, tip the chap who brushes his coat, a ml in short tip everybody around the estab lishment. What are these employees for if not to attend to the wants and comforts of the guests, to see that they are properly cared for.and that their property and persons shall be reasonably protected during their sojourn in the hotel V or do they in tend that those shall be furnished only in proportion to the generosity of the guest? The fee system and the treating system are on a par and should both be abolished. If the landlord is paying his help star vation wages and expects them to eke out their existense by preying on the public, lot him so advertise, if not let him charge sufficient rates to enable him to pay his help fair wages, and then every one will be served alike as those who pay the per diem deserve. The clerk should remember that it is only part of his business for which he is paid or ought to be to look after the guests and if one of them inadvertently leaves some valuables lying aronnd it should be a duty to return it without requesting or allowing the oaroloss person to be "twitted" into paying him for performing a simple act of common honesty. That the salesmen chances to wear expensive ornaments is no reason why he should be taxed a large sum as insurance when he stops at a hotel. Must a person to be 1 'consistent" fee the employees of the hotel or any other place in proportion to the value of his jewels or theolotheshe wears V Are these evidences of his prosperity or foolishness or whatever it may be, to be taxed according to the idea of the hotel employees, or the hangers on, and if the man declines to pay the tariff, should he be publicly de nounced as wanting in the common elements of thankfulness or grati tude. Let this fee system be dis couraged and prohibited. Such course would eventually ensure to the benefit of the landlord and pro mote the cheerfulness and comfort of the guest. ST. LOUIS IS THE PIACG. Republican National Centle, Will Meet le St. Uule June II, 111. The national committee decided to hold the national convention at St. Louis at a meeting held in Wash, lngton Deoeinlier 10. The objections to San Francisco were the distance and lack of telegraph facilities. Pittsburg failed because of her scarcity of hotel accommodations to house such a large number of dele, gates. The decision does not seoni to have been influenced by any Presidential politics. St. Louis is now a Repub lican city and the atate of Missouri is in transition politically, and this fact probably influenced the conclu sion of the committee. COUNTY, 1. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 13. 1895. BETTER ROAtlS NEE1)EI Wide-Tire Wagon aw Suould Be Regarded, , ' Heavy Wnffono fthontd tie Equipped With Tire Not Left Thnw Four Incite In Width Klert Good snperrlflorn Not Poor Ones. 'i Better roads mean less work for teams, less expenses for repairs ti damaged wagons, larger loads in the same time, and consequently more profit in carting. Narrow tires cut up the" roads, while 'brdad "tires do not. and are easier on horses. The Act of 1895 provides that all persons who own and used draft wagons on the public roads with tires not less than four inches wide for hauling loads of not less than a ton, shall receive a relwte on their road tax of one fourth, but shall not exceed in any one year five days labor or its equivalent, in cash, As the time for the election of sup ervisors for the ensuing year is rapidly approaching, let the people try to elect superisors who will build good roads and not poor ones. Apropos of the above, the law is that nominations by party premariee tor borough and townships offlcos and school directors, must be filed eighteen days befoi-e the election, that is by January 31st, and nomina. Hons by nomination naners fifteen days' which will be February Jm. It is safer not to wait until the last day, but to hold the caucuses earlier, and file the certificates as early as possible. A Street Rellwej In Pert Jerit. Application hs? been made to the, Board of Trustees of Port JTervia by a corporation entitled the Port Jervis Electric Street Railroad Com pany for a franchise to build an electric road through the streets of that village. The officers of the cor poration are : Hon. Lafe Pence, president j ttoorge McKibben, vice president, and S. D. Lake, secretary. There is a squint in it toward Pike county in that it asks to run along Pike street to Barret bridge. A leatd of Trustees in Difficulty. The trustees of Port Jervis socin to be having some trouble with their police force. Charges of incompet ency, intoxication and general negle ?t of duty are made, and the chief of po lice apjiears to think that he is not sustained in his efforts to suppress the various forms of evil whioh are present and largely apparent, Wherever the difficulty ma y lie, no doubt such a competent Board of Trustees as the village possesses will in the end take such steps as may be necessary to solve the trouble and bring about a reign of law and order. There is no good reason why vice should not be suppressed to a greater extent than appears to be the case over there, and if it is not the peo pie should see that some one looses a political neck. Wayne County Farmers' Institute. The recent institute held at Hones dale, Nov. 29, and 30 was a de cided success, and much interest evinced in the meeting. It was mainly conducted by local talent, and the addresses show that the farmers of Wayne are thinkers, and talkers as well as workers. Some of the answers to questions were that it does not pay to shell corn from the cob, have them ground together both for milk and for pigs. The lime question aroused quite a dis cussion one man said he received benefit from sowing fifty bushels to the acre on heavy clay soil, and Prof, Watson declared that the time is bound to come when lime will have no effect on the soil. Mr Woodman- see stated tliat his plan of renewing worn out meadows is to give them a good top dressing, seed and harrow throughly, It was asserted that it does not pay to draw muck from the Bwamps for fertiliser. It was said it does not pay to plant potatoes by hand, plow them in and then use the barrow until the plants are lour or five inches high. Apply the manure tne tall before. When we come close to a giant, he often turns out to be only a short man on stilts. . AtUfft: WURNAII DEAO. "The Noblest Rotten ef..f Dew All" Pessed . Away at'cehinb Ohio. " '"f " H.v Ansoclnted Pres- t- IXiLCiemns, Chief, Dec. 12 Hon. AlltJvCf. Thurmnn died at l.'lif p. m. to-dtfy. .He. was born r at Lynch-' burgh, Va.. 1813 United ;ta.W Sens tor from Ohio in 18Q-f881 ; was a prominent Democratic candidate for President in 1876 ; ran on Demor cratic ticket with Cleveland in 18K8. SOY! tF PIKE C0UITT. In tbe West Hldii eseeelh.le Ptalireos ted Held It Htt teteea. Chicago, DJ., Dec. 7, 1885. Editor or thk Prkw: Thinking that perhaps your roadem might be interested in the whereabout of the Pike county boys, at prenent lo cated in Chicago, I give you below a brief outline of what they are doing; J. Wallace (Walley) Heller is manager of the claim department of the Crane Company, manufacturers of steam fittings and radiators, by which firm he in held in the highest esteem. J, A. Johnson, after yoars of faithful service, was last week pro moted to the responsible, position of shipping clerk in the extensive dry good house of Mandel Brothers. His brother, H. L. (Kirby) Johnson, ia manager of the polishing depart ment of a large jewelry factory on Madison street. George Shultz is employed in the paint nbopa of the Chicago, Milwau kee St. Paul Railroad, whore he works at his trade, learned under Frank Van Cm)ien. George has been married within the past year and hist week became the father of a bouncipg boy. Ernest Beck and John Schmedel are still in the employ of the watch case factory located on Dearborn street. Jacob Lattimore is the proprietor of a restaurant 0u, Dea Plaines street, known as Lattimore'a Popular Re staurant, and is doing a flourishing business. - Ex-Suerintendent Thomas, of the Eastern Division, Erie Railway, formerly of Port Jervis, is president of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railway with headquarters at the Dearborn station. Mr,, Thoniaa is looked upon as an oraole in Chicagq Railway centers, Bayard Niohols, son of Reverend Thomas Nichols, has a reaponaibTa position in the Weetern Branch of K. Hoe Se Co., printing prasa manu facturers, of New York and Chi cago, , j. o. c. OKITUABT. JOHH JORHBON . Mention waa made laat weak of the death of John Johaaon, a former resident pf Middlefown who died at his home in Brooklyn, Sunday morning, of aboasa of the brain, agod yeaw, Deceased waa born in Wighten. shire, Scotland, He married Eliza. beth ParkhuU, of Scotland, who died 13 years ago. Nine years ago he married Mrs. Pi tc hard, who sur vives him. He ia also aurvived by seven children : Alex. John, Thomaa William, James, all of Brooklyn i Mary, wifa of Wiljia G, Tiee, of Middletown, and Nellie wife of Jamea Scarf, of Brooklyn, He ia also survived by one sister in Scot land. Mr- Johnson had been in business in New York for forty-four years. He waa a member of the Masonic Lodge and had taken the 33d degree. The remains ware brought to this city Wenneday on the morning train, burial in UiUmde cemeterj. Mid dletown lres. Tbe Sberire Sole. The sheriff sold Dec. 8th the fol lowing properties : Land of W. K. and G. K. Ridg way, part of the Glen, 1 acres to Lizzie R. Mott for 11,000. Land of Nelson Kirkendall's, Est, 162 acres to John H. Thompson for 1,050. Land of Charjes Miller, and Wm Fisher, 60 acres to F. P, Kimble for i-ion. j ,Jirf Wk BRIEF MESTIONS. -4 In h recent trial of .'the horseleM carriages, the", vehicle made 92 miki out of Chicago in 634 minutes, or, d. the rate, of a mile in about. 6 . mif utea. fit oonsriTned 6 gallons i gasoline, costing'.less than one do lar, that ia lefcs than pn ceMt per mite What is to become of the poor horse? A large boarding house is being built at Culver's Lake, near the Gap. Work is being pushjed rapidly. The lake is a fine sheet of water, and nq doubt ia destined to become a popular resort. Storm doors are a' great saving of fuel, cheaply made easily put up and taken down. Now ia a good time to look after them, Considering the hard times, our borough shows marked signs of pro 8ertty and improvement. Several new buildings are being erected, and the sounds of the hammer and saw makes music in our midst, An estimate of the number of typewriters in use in the world to day places them at 200.000 furnishing employment directly and indirectly to over 400.000 people, Ladles seem to be engaged jnuch more extensivly than men in the employment. The present out put of machines is 140 per day. The Episeojial Church corner fifth and Catharine streets is being improved by the erection of hand some blue stone steps to replace the wootlen ones at the entrances, and work is also being done, on the tower. A party of Jersey men from near Deokertown, who had lxxm hunting back at Porter township, consisting of Messrs, Bnckstor, McCoy, Law. rence, and Givens, returned home last week taking with them, several rabbits 16 pheasants and a fine deer. An exchange says, a newspaper is always printed in a rush. There is always something in it that should have been left out, and something left out that should have been put in. It is sometimes too quick toact. but with all its faults and short com ings, thore is more education in a bright newsy paper than there is in a novel . You will find the brightest boy on practical, sensible every day questions is the boy who reads the newspapers, And the man who read them is not the one who buys gold bricks, or beta on some game with a sharper and looses the hard earned savings of years. The people who reads the paper know the prices of articles they wish to buy, and the value of things they have to anil. They are informed on all current topics, they think and when they talk have something worth listening to. Read the papers This choiee business ia a nui sance, and ought to be abolished. It it vory questionable if it ia not un lawful aa gambling. Who wanta a chance" on some old h,W9,ojr oow, or turkey, or soma other thing the owner cannot ae), The churches hould frown down all such, schemes to enrich their coffers, and people generally should promptly taboo any effort to get something out of them for nothing, or by gambling for a possible gain. The Ladies' Christian Union, of the Hope Evangelical church, of Matamoraa, will hold their annual fair and supper at the residence of Mr. Youngs Kilpatrick onWednes. day and Thursday evening, Decem ber 18th and 19th. All will do well to attend as beautiful fancy work is something of curiosity to those who wish to keep posted on what is being seen and made by the fair sex of that village, A short time since a man and his wife were poisoned at Trenton N.J. by eating honey, A chemical analy sis of the honey showed that the poison was gathered by the liees, either from the flowers of the mountain laurel or a plant known as lamb-kill, whieh ia of the sanie pei ie, The honey came fr.nn CVean county. If the President omitted to sny many good things in his mewsiigo, he at least anid one, and tliat was in connection with foreign affairs in reference to Venezuelan matters. He thre introduced enough of tha The PRESS "... is the best .ADVERTISING . MEDIUM in the . county. Apply for rates. No. 7. Monroe doctrine to cause the British lion to wink hard and kink his tail. Quinsy sore throat seems to lie epidemic in Green township, quite a number there having suffered an at tack. Court meets' Monday, Dec. 16 at 3p.ro." PERSONALS. Prof. llenry K: Beemer, one of the best, piano tuners in the country and a graduate of the Boston Conser vatory of Music, is attending the At lanta exposition. Miss Georgiaaa Hubbard is very ill at the house of Mr. (ieo. Warner, but under the care of Dr. E. B. Wenner, ia evincing signs of speedy improvement. Mrs. Hillard will spend the winter in Milford, while her sister Miss Gallagher, will pass the time at Lake wood N.J. Mr. Justin Niles, accompanied by Pierre M. Niles of Edgemere, dropped in a moment, on Monthly, and bid us Gotl-spood. He says the club at that pla-e shows substantial signs of having come to stay. Mr, H. M. Courtright, of Cona shaugh was a caller tho same day, and rather tickled or vanity by re marking that the Press was a good paper, and supplied nil his wants in that direction. Mr. .Tamos P. Van Etten of Cona, shaugh, was running over the tele phone line this week, whioh he in forms us will be extended to Bush kill in the near future, more phones put in hei-e and elsewhere, and much more enlarged service afforded its rapidly increasing nnmlier of pat rons. Mr. Harvey Klaer, of Lnfarotte College, seems to be quite in demand as a sjieaker. Recently the Frank lin Literary Society held its prelim inary debate and Mr. Klaer was ohosen one of the debaters. Miss Margaret McCarty, ff Mont ague, N. J., suffered a strokeof par alysis in hev left side on Monday Inst and is entirely helpless. John CCornelius is connected with the Morning Chronicle, a newsjiaper published in Chicago. John is a hustler and no doubt, an efficient aid to hold so responsible a position . Mrs, Swepenizer, a very aged re sident of Greeno Township, being nearly eighty-seven years old, has lieen very ill.with a complication of dieases. Amonr them quinsy sore throat. She is the mother of Com missioners Clerk G. A. Swepenizer who waa called thera lant week by a telegram stating her dangerous condition. She has however im proved, ami considering her greatly advanced age is recovering quite ra p- idly, Mr, Swepenizer has returned to his duties Iwre. Mr, Geo, H. Bortree was consid ered dangerously sick with quinsy ore throat hut at present is much better. A pension has just lieen granted to the late John C. Thomas. The papers were received since his death . The allowance ia $145 back pay, and 8 per month. This meagre reward for meritorious service came too lato to be any aid to a worthy soldier but it will afford comfort to his widow. Mr. W. H. Armstrong has recently loft for his Washington home. John Minter, who now resides in Brooklyn, N. Y., but formerly lived at Nichecronk jiond, was in town this week. Lonis Chairillon, of Dingman township, recently got a taste of something dear in Port Jervis for having a doer iu his iXMsessiou out of season. He was litid 10 and costs . Mrs. Saivaidge, of Now York, is visiting her father, Mr. A, T. Heely. Mr, Charles Ott, who keeps a hot-1 at 8 Greenwich fivet, New York, is in Milford oil business, Eil, Kellain and wife of Paupack, are visiting hereabout. Notice. The animal election of manager of the Milford c-wnerery a.ssociiii-m will be held at the office of C. W . . Bull on Monday, January 8, ltift. from two to thiwe o'clock p. ui. W1UJAM MlTC'HKLI , Kec'T. Mtlford, P Dec. 10th, 1MI0. '