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PIKE COUNTY PRESS.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT
J. H. Van Etten, Editor.
Terms One dollar and fifty cent
ft year in ndvnnoo.
Single CoriEs, Five Cents.
IU N1NKSS CAHOS.
H. E. Emerson, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
OFFICE in Drug Store on Broad
J. H. Van Etten,
OFFICE, Brown's Building,
Milfokd, Pike Co., Pa.
John A. Kipp,
OFFICE, opposite Court House,
Milford, Pike Co., Pa.
First Fresiiytf.iiias Church, Milford;
Snblmth services nt 111.) A. M. mill 7.30 P.
M. Snblmth school iinmcdintely after the
morning service. Prayer meeting Wed
nesday nt V.! I". M. A cordial welcome
will lie extended to nil. Those not at
tached to other churches nre esMTiiilly in
vited. Kkv. Thomas Nichols, Pnstor.
ClH Rl'H OF THR GOOD SHRI'HRRH, Mll-
fonl: Services Stindnv nt 10.30 A. M. and
7.311 P. M. Sunday school Bt 2.30 p. m.
Week -day scrviow.Frtdny lit 4.00P.M. Seats
free. All welcome.
B. P. Lassitrh, Hector.
M. Fi. Cmmn. Services nt the M. K.
Church Sundays: Preaching nt 10 30 n.
m. nnd nt 7.30 p. m. Siiiulny schisil nt i
I), m. F.pworth league nt fl.45 p. ni.
Weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays nt
7.30 p. m. L'lass meeting eondiieteil by
Win. Annie on Friday nt 7.30 p. m. An
onrnest Invitntion is extended ti nuyoue
who niBT desire to worshsp with us.
Rev. W. K. Kekf, Pastor.
Hope Kv angelical Chi-rch, Mnta
moras, Pa. Servhs-s next Sunday as follows:
Preaching nt 10.30 n. m. nnd 7 p. m. Sun
day school nt II p. in. Junior V. K. before
anil U. E. prayer meeting nfter the even
ing service. Mid-week prnyer meeting
every Wednesday evening nt 7.30. Seats
free. A cordial welcome to all. Come.
Hrv. J. A. W I ROAN I), Pastor.
Milfohd Loogk, No. 844, F. & A. M. :
Ijodge meets Wednesdays on or licforo
Full Moon at the Snwkill House, Milford,
Pa. N. Knicrv, Jr., Secretary, Milford.
J. H. Van Ktten, W. M., Milford, Pn.
Van 1kr Mark Loixir, No. tes I. O.
O. V: Meet every Thursday evening at
7.30 p. in., Brown's Building, ieo. l)au
man, Jr., Sec'y. John Li. (iourlny, N. U.
PRUDRNCB RkBFBAH IvODGK, 107. I. O.
O. F. M(vts every wvond nnd fourth Fri
days In each month in Odd Fellows' Hull,
Brown's building. Miss Minnlu Beck, N.
Li. Katie Klein, Sec'y.
Subwiribe for the Press.
Whether you win wealth or not
will 'depend upon your comprehen
sion of tho great underlying prin
ciples of buMiness nnd the ndjust
ment of your aflFairs in reference
thereto. All of our readers are
desirous of obtaining his or her
tthare of the world's good things.
This can only lie done by keeping
ace with this progressive age.
One '8 own individual, efforts will
not suffice. What is needed is co
operation. You should keep posted
on all things that you may need to
buy. It is ft well established fact
that the consumer (those who buy
At retail) are paying in these United
states from one to twenty-five per
cent, more than is necessary, simply
from the fuot that they do not keep
iiotttod on current urioes. How
long could a merchant avoid failure
were he to use such lax methods in
making his purchases ? One would
quickly say such a dealer waa a
failure from the beginning, then
why do you use this method in a
mall way ? It would cost you but
the request to keep pace with the
times in the way of prices on all
staple articles you are apt to use.
All that is needid is to notify
BROWN & ARMSTRONG, general
merchants, Milford, Pa., and you
will receive a monthly price sheet.
They issue this the first of each
month. They are also pleased at
all times to furnish samples and to
fill promptly all orders received by
Advertise in the Press.
Get rid of pain if you can, but
don't think that quieting a pain is
The coming man will have to sew
The annual election of managers
of the Milford cemetery association
will be held at the office of C W.
Bull on Monday, January 6, 1898
from two to three o'clock p. m.
Wiu4am Mitchell, Boc'y.
Milford, Pa.. JJec. 10th, 18Y5,
The Court Convened December 16,
ConatRblrs From Kacll Tnwimhlp In At-
Inulmicp Naturalisation ltlllon for
a Bridge Over l.lttle Bunliklll Mnny
Heat KMlate Traimrers Some Il
vorren. The regular December term of
court. convened the 16th at two
o'clock p. m. Hon. O. 8. Purdy,
President Judge, nnd Hon. J. D.
Houck, AssK'iate Judge present.
Constables as follows nnswered
and made returns : Aaron B. Jag
ger, Delaware ; John A. Fisher,
Dingmnn; Wilson 8. Van Auken,
Lehman ; Christian Herman, Milford
township ; B. C. Tottcn, Westfall ;
Frank Keller, Shohola ; Alvah H.
(Juick, Palmyra ; E. P. Helierling,
Greene ; A. E. Simonson, Blooming
Grove ; August Mercier, Porter.
Estate of Peter Walter, deceased,
calling of heirs to accept or refuse,
nnd or Jeremiah Walter filing a bid
for B22, no other heir appearing
the real estate was adjudicated to
Naturalization of Frederick Mes
erli. Estate of Christian Ott, deceased,
return of order of sale to Charles
Ott for $1,500. Confirmation ni. si.
to 1x5 absolute in one week if no ex
ceptions are filed.
Petition for ft bridgo over Little
Bushkill, E. Hornbeck, R. Van Gor
don and Frank Bhorr, viewers, con
tinued. Estate of Frank Denegri, reixjrt of
auditor filed and confirmed ni. si. to
he absolute of courso if exceptions
are not filed in four days.
Sheriff's deed est. N. B. Kirken
dnll, deceased, acknowledged to J.
H. Thompson administrator.
Estate of David Howell, deceased,
writ in partition and return of jury
of inquest filed, nnd order for pub
lication. Sadler vs. Bndler, divorce, alias
Phelps vs. Phelps, divorce, order
Mott vs. Ridgway, deed acknowl
edged. In the matter of filling jury wheel
350 names directed to be selected
nnd placed therein.
(Staples vs. Cornelius, rule dis
charged nnd bill sealed for defend
ant. Staples Receiver &c. vs, Corne
lius, rule by deft to Btrike off writ
discharged, and bill sealed for the
Sheriff acknowledges deeds - to
Peter Falter for lands Bold as pro
perty of Miller and Fisher in Pal
myra . To Lizzie R. Mott for lands of
W. K. and G. K. Ridgway, part of
the glen, 16 acres. To J. H. Thomp
son, lands in Palmyra sold as pro
perty of N. B. Kirkeudall, doecaned,
162 acres. To C. W. Bull, land in
Milford Borough sold as property of
Eldred, Poillon and Townsends. To
Edward Quinn, lot in Milford Bo
rough, sold as property of Moses
Commonwealth vs. C. S. Peirce,
cont'd to next term. Same vs. G.
A. Frieh, cont'd. Same vs. Hanss
man. cont'd. Same vs. Hamuis,
cont'd. Same vs. Hartz, cont'd,
Same vs. Podluski, cont'd. Same
vs. O'Linden, cont'd.
Use of Edward Quinn vs. Maurice
S. Quinn, order fixing commissions
Venire for Jury for March term to
meet March 16, 1896.
Estate of Jacob Ell wanger, account
of trustee filed and auditor appointed
to make distribution.
Estate of Catliarine Wallace.audi
Goo. A. Swepenizer appointed to
audit the accounts of prothonotary
The case of Marvin vs. Roue which
has occupied a prominent position
in .h.) court since 1888 was argued
John A. Kipp vs. Reinhold Wen
icl, application to strike off judg
ment and rule granted returable to
A ItAII.ROAll TO II K BKORGANIZfCD.
A New Company with Plenty of Money
M ill Hare Control of Reading Rail
road. The plan of reorganization of this
road hns just liecn made public, and
as usual the smaller fish are fried
and roasted. It is a severe nnd skin
ning process for the junior security
holders, and apjiears to lie solely in
the interest of the general mortgage
bondholders. The plan contemplates
the formation of a new comiiany,
wiping out of liens now secured by
mortgage, displacement and replace
ment, of one hundred and sixty-three
million dollars of bonds nnd stocks,
tho raising of more than twenty
eight million dollnrs in cash, and
the indefinite control of the new
comiwny by voting trustees.
The general mortgage bondholders
are not called on to make any sacri
fice either of prineiial or interest,
and if the junior security holders
do not like the squeeze they can
get out and a syndicate with plenty
of money will step in their plnces.
The stockholders must put up $10
per share and give up the control of
the comimny and watch, while the
other fellows prey. Proliably the
plan will be strongly opposed by the
unior interests' and with good rea
son, for they are shown no favors,
tho fixed charges are not much re
duced while great sacrifices are
naked of them, nnd they get no
lx;nefit8 from the assets of the com
pany. If the water could be eliminated
from railroad stocks, the snlnrios of
high officials cut down, and every
thing put on a fair business ba
sis there would be less occasion
for these costly reorganizations in
the interest solely of the reorgani
zes. A gentlemnn who is a large
shipper over the D. L. & W. R. R.
recently informed us that it cost
him $30 per car from his station to
ship his goods to New York, while
the Rockfellers who shipped from
the same station did so nt the rate
of $5 per cnr.
Either the company charges him
excessive rates or they transport for
tho favored ones nt a great loss,
which must in some way be made
up. These things should be recti
fied, nnd if there is no other way it
might not be a bad idea for the gov
ernment to assume control of the
railroads, first running the stock
through a wringer, and then charg
ing all the same rates, without re
gard to the financial standing of the
ELK IN MONROE COUNTY.
A Cirloid Arrivt From tht Watt far a Privata
Park Naar Haunt Pacane.
A carload of wild elks from the
West have arrived at Carl Tilenius'
summer resort, near Mount Pocono,
and have been liberated in the beau
tiful large place, belonging to the
well-known New York restnurat-
The elks are all fine specimens
and attracted great attention at the
depot where they were unloaded
prior to their conveyance to the Til
The lot was due here several days
ago but were delayed by the recent
blizzard in the West. All survived
it and look neat and slock after the
long journey. Time.
IT FINALLY SUCCUMBS.
An Agricultural Society and Ta Drivinf Cluba
la Financial Difficultlci.
The Sussex County Agricultural
Society as such gave its last ex
hibition in 1892, since which time it
has been in process of liquidation.
The final settlement was made Doc.
7 when the last creditor called and
accepted the balance due him.
The Newton Driving Club was to
some extent a reorganization of the
old society, but one year sufficed to
bring that to financial grief.
The Woodlawn Driving Club
formed last season but it got into
deep water, and hopes to get its feet
on the bottom next year.
They seem to have been rather
expensive luxuries for their organi
zers and promoters.
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COUNT V, PA., FIJI KAY. DECEMBER 20, 1895.
AMD WRECK ON THE ERIE
A Fast Train Meets with Disas
ter. Fonr Cars Thrown Down a High Kmhaiik
nent A Itroken Rail the Cause Mlm
rillotts Ksrape of the l'assengers with
A bad wreck (X'curredat Nobcxly's
station on the Erie, lx'tween Nnr
rowsburg and t'ocliwtnn, at 4.30
a. m. Monthly morning, Dec. lfi.
Train No. 10, composed of engine 22,
four bnggago cars, two day conches
and four Pullman slecix-rs, was run
ning nta rapid rate around a sharp
curve, the baggage car next to the
engine left the track. The tender
was torn lxse from the engine, and
thrown down the emlmnkment, car
rying with it the fireman. George
Fordyce. This was followed by
three baggage cars, two day coaches
nnd one Pullman.
The fireman was but slightly in
jured. The express messenger nnd
baggageman also went over with
the car they were in, and were only
slightly bruised. Ten luissengcrs in
the day coach went over with that
cnr. Some received slight bruises.
nnd one, Mr. O' Kclim, assistant
manager of a theatrical troupe, was
injured in tho back. The baggage of
the comimny, valued very highly,
also went over nnd was slightly in
jured. The cars were badly broken.
Considering the numlxir of persons
involved in the wreck, the speed of
which the train was running and the
manner in which the cars were dam
aged it seems wonderful that the
passengers escaped with such slight
injury. Travel was delayed but a
short time, and the passengers all
went to their several distillations
HE GOT ALL THE DOCUMENTS
Mr. Mutchler Not Pretty to Congressman Hart,
The Washington correspondent of
the Philadelphia Times snys. " Ex
Congressman Mutchler has been
rather thrifty and foresighted. He
had all tho public dtxmments to
which he wns entitled up to the 1st
of December sent to his home and
his successor, Congressman Hart,
has no public documents to distribue
to his constituents. Of course, as
the months roll around now public
documents will become nvnilnble, so
thnt Congressmnn Hart may be able
to send some of them to his consti
tuents, but Congressman Mutchler
was eithor wise or cunning enough
to secure for himself every public
document to which he ns a Con
gressmnn and ex-Congressman was
Sunday School Convention.
The Flatbrook Valley Sunday
School Association held its semian
nual convention in tho church at
that place Dec. 13th. Tho schools
were nearly all represented, The
meeting wns of interest nnd well con
ducted. Rev. Whittaker, of Bush-
kill, delivored the address of wcl-
come, wliicn was responueu to riy
John Youncs. of Sandyston. This
was followed by an address by the
Rev. W. G. Myles, of Dingman's
Ferry. The evening session was
held in the school house and was
opened with singing followed by
prayer by Rev. Jones, who also made
a fine address on -'Foundation Build
inir." The officers elected for the
ensuing year are : Fletcher Gariss,
president, with a vice-president from
each township : Miss Annie Cole,Sic
rotary, and Frank Stoll, treasurer.
Will 6ia a Concert in Branchville.
Edward M. Westbrook, Director
of the Paterson Conservatory of
Music, will give a concert in the
Branchville Presbyterian church on
December 26. Mr. Westbrook is
well-known here as a musician of
great skill and a composer of con-
Hoa Would This Be Boys?
The Board of Trustees of Modasto,
Cal., have established a curfew bell
All boys on the streets after eight
o'clock will be arrested.
MR. VF.NNF.MA I.KAVES l'ORT JF.RTIS.
A Large Number Cresent at the Reformed
Church Snmtny Morning to ltld Hlin
Ilov. Amn Vennemn preached his
farewell sermon Sunday evening to
a larjre concourse of iople, com-
oh1 of the several congregations of
the Port Jervis chnrches with their
!astors,who were present on the oc
casion. The several ministers took
part in tho services which also in
cluded a fine programme of music.
The sermon by the retiring pnstor
waslwsinlon Phillipians, 1-27, He
xhorted his hearers to let their con
versation lx such as becomes Ixj
licvcrs in the gospel of Christ. The
profession of religion invites the at
tention of the world at large. The
words and acts of tho professor of re
ligion should lx! such as not to bring
reproach upon tho church or our
faith. We should not relinquish
faith because we cannot solve all its
mysteries, and explain seeming con
tradictions. Want of ability to do
this drx'S not prove that your op-
lxmont is right and yon are wrong.
Hold fast to your faith until you
have something better to take its
place. Be loyal to your church,
make it your household of faith, and
in closing, ho said, he hoped to hear
that it went well with the memlxrs
of thnt church. That the veterans of
tho faith and those who have re
cently enlisted in the service of
Christ are growing in strength,
knowledge and power and that the
homes he had helped to form would
be Christian homes, and that church
would be a bulwark of strength and
a refuge to the opiressed.
LOOK OUT FOR HER.
She is a Fraud Collecting Money for Alleged
Charitlet. Ptstora of Churohes Repudi
For some dnys a rather good look
ing woman, well dressed and speak
ing with somewhnt of an Irish nc
cent, hHS been collecting money
both in Stroudsburg and East
Stroudsbnrg for cliarities.
The Times of thnt place hns mnde
nn investigntion which stnmps the
womnn as a sharper of the meanest
kind, and warns its readers not to
be beguiled by her plausible, but
various stories into giving her any
In some places she represents that
sho was collecting for the ladies'
aid swiety of Scranton, for the Y.
M. C. A. and also for the poor. She
seems to have obtained quite a sum
of money from kind-hearted nnd
charitably inclined people.
It would be well for every body to
refuse point blank to give money to
strangers unless they can establish
beyond peradventnre their honesty,
by proper and reliable credentials.
Do not be gulled by affecting tales,
told by some practiced villain, into
parting with your money or other
valuable. There are deserving ob-
jx-ts of charity at home, and needy
enterprises enough in your town to
absorb all your spare cliange. And
this principle holds equally good in
buying goods or merchandise of
strangers. Patronize your home
mercliants, and sustain your home
Accused of Embeizlement.
James S. Drake, an agent for a
New York life insurance company,
is in the County Jail in Scranton
cluirged with embezzlement. He
was committed last Friday night by
Alderman Miller in default of $500.
The arrest was made at the instance
of P.Bali, who paid a premium of $1 25
to Drake, which, it is alleged, the lat
ter never turned over to the com
pany. Philadelphia Press.
Prof. Watson Honored.
Prof. Jno. C. Watson, teacher of
the Intermtxliwte Department of our
public schools, has been commis
sioned for a term of three years, by
State Superintendent of Public In
struction N. C. Schaeffer, as one of
the committee on permanent cer
tificates for Pike County, whose
duty it shall be to grant certificates
It will pay yon to walk n round'
the town and investigate what our
merchants are offering for the Holi
days. Perhaps you can supply nil
your wants here in that direction.
Rymnn and Wells are offering nn es
pecially fine line of goods suitable
for presents, and their show window
is a pleasing and attractive sight.
They have almost every thing use
ful ns well ns ornamental.
W. & (J. Mitchell also cater to
that trade, and their store is well
filled with goods in all lines to make
yon comfortable and happy. They
can supply nil your wants in dress
goxls, groceries and staple articles
Brown & Armstrong have mnde
extra efforts to fill your long felt
wants, and if you will give them n
call you will find prices nnd com
modities are in accord, and both in
viting. T. R. .7. Klein is preimred to
furnish nil kinds of hardware, nnd
to add to your comfort whether you
want n pan mended or n house roofixl.
If you buy n stove or range of him,
yon iuhmI not cat your Christmas
turkey in the evening because the
day was not long enough to cook it.
If you feel the need of steam
heat to ward off the cold which the
goose hone man and tho planetary
conjunction chap saj-s is coining, or
if yon think your house is not pro
perly pluinlH cl, just see Van Etten
and Wright. They will attend to it
promptly and carefully.
If you must go away give John
son, at Port Jervis, a call for fxt
wear. Ho has all kinds, nnd nt bot
Should you want a bit of the
craythur to wash down tho turkey
dinner or make it properly digest,
Mr. Saxon can fix you up to the
Take a stroll around, nnd visit
the above places, and if you cannot
satisfy your wants, ask our mer
chants whether you are not a little
over-particular in these matters. The
nimbler sixonco will do more gotxl
to sjx-nd it here than in some other
After you have made yourselves
and family comfortable and happy,
and saved a lot of money by calling
on tho live merchants who advertise
in the Press you will want something
grxxl to readt and then yon will walk
up and subscribe for tho Press, and
feel gxxl over it for tho next year.
The Press wishes its readersand
friends a very, very Merry Christ
mas. The Milford Glee Club will hold
their first hop on the evening before
Christmas, Dec. 24th nt their hall.
A good time is guaranteed to all who
Allentown is now having a try
ing exxrienco with diptheria. Al
most daily there is a death in that
city from that dreaded disease.
Stivnoous efforts aro lxing made by
the city officials to stamp it out.
An epidemic of colds is preva
lent. In many instances whole house
holds are almost simultaneously af
flicted. On Friday last, Samuel Lines, a
retired merchant of Wilkes-Barre,
was shot dead on a Lehigh Valley
train while returning heme from a
gunning expedition. He got on the
train at Newport station, and wxm
afterward fell over dead, with a bul
let in his head. The shot, it is
thought, was fired from outside the
Owing to the profitableness of
the business new telephone com
panics are springing up and socking
a share of the profits, in almost
every town and city. This has a
tendency to force a cut in prices.and
thereby the public is benefitted.
There are somo indications of
quite lively times in Milford during
the holidays. Most, if not all, of
our young people, who are away at
school or in business will bo home,
and after the school room, and busi
ness confinement, they will make
the most of the vacation.
It is suggested that inasmuch as
electricity will soon supersede all
other modes of lighting, persons
building should have their houses
is the best
Apply for rates.
wired before finishing. It would
save future expense and niixar
A letter to Garden and Forest,
from Beaver Dam, Wis., states that
a disease among horses in that section,-
which has lmflled the skill of
veterinarians, hns been traced to
golden rod, which the animals fed
upon in pasture. In its blossoming
stage the pollen of the weed is pro
ductive of hny fever in human lioings,
and there is good grounds for belief
that it is a noxious weed that should
come under the lan of the law.
Ex-Comptroller Womplo, of
New York, and for many y.mrs ono
of her most distinguished citizens,
has been arrested on n charge of ar
son. His degradation is attributed
to intemperance. Truly wine is a
See notice of tho Barrett Bridgo
Company on second page.
Special notices, M. E. church 4th
quarterly conference on Saturday at
8 p. m. Preaching Sunday morn
ing by Rev.fiaiiford Van Bonschoton,
Presiding Elder of Paterson dis
trict. The 8acrom:nt of the Lord's
Supper will be administered after
Our ice men aro reaping tho
usual harvest of congelation.
Christmas celebrations accom
panied by the usual presentations
will be held in the several churches
at tho Good Shepherd Christmas
Eve, and the Presbyterian and M. E.
Churches on Christmas night.
The Dispatch has lx figuring on
the production of cider at. Htruble's
press in Milford. It says 40,000 gal
lons or enough to supply every ono
in Milford with 200 quarts. Enough
to fill a pond 87x3N feet, 3 feet in
It. is rumored that a large Jewish
Chautauqua will bo established
either at Forest Park or near that
plaoo. If the trolley road could lxi
built to Bushkill such an enterpriso
would doubtless lxi a success.
The Erie exenrsion to New York
Wednesday was well patronized,
1,132 people took tho opportunity to
visit that metropolis. Why cannot
the Erie when people are S' liberal
treat the passengers with the con
sideration they deserve. Start their
train back on schedule time, and
put on an engine that can draw it.
After they have sont a day in New
York it is an outrage to keep them
waiting in the station, or on the
train for an hour or more and then
crawl along with nn engine affected
with bronchitis. Start the excur
sion back at 6.30 promptly and t;ik
the tired ieople home q uickly .
A Successful Fair and Supper
The fair and supper given by tho
hulies of tho Presbyterian congrega
tion at the Snwkill House Tuesday
evening was a decided success. Ono
of the great weather prophets re
cently prognosticated that this
month would bo remarkable for
seismic phenomena and tho num
ber of babies born. The fancy table
at the fair showed evidence of tho
implicit confidence the ladies had in
the hitter prediction, and the way
the things sold would seem to mako
it certain that; it will bo verified.
The supper was excellent, every bedy
had a good time, and tho result over
fifty dollars is proof that those pre
fent were touched with a spirit of
liberality, There was considerable
surprise manifested at the fact that
several prominent and lilx'ral mem
bers of tho congregation have,
omitted this opportunity.
Hog Cholera Still Raging.
Hog cholera docs not s-em to
abate in this county. Every day
individual losses aro reported, which
shows tluit the remedies set forth
by physicians and patent modlrimt
have no effect upon tho uuimids.
Since the first report of tho disnaso
William Ackenuun, tho miller, has
lost the entire herd, uumlx-ring fivo,
as have Jaooli Hnrtniaii, of Storms
ville, uumlxunng eight, and Fanner
Lash, of near Snydervillo, who lost
five. The Hon. M. F. CoollMiugh
lost three on hi--; Middle Smithfield
farm, and Rubort Roberts.of Stroud
township seven. Times,