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MILFORD, FIKE COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, I SO."
H. E. Emerson, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
OFFICE in Drug Store on Broad
J. H. Van Etten,
OFFICE, Brown's Building,
Milford, Pike Co., Pa.
John A. Kipp,
OFFICE, opposite Court House,
Mii.ford, Pike Co., Pa.
First Presuvtkhian ChI'KCH, Mllfiml;
Sabbath services lit lu.lM A. M. unil 7.!) Y.
II Kiililmth school Immediately lifter till'
niornlnn- service. Prayer meeting Wed
nesday at 7.81) P. M. A conliiil welcome
will bo extended ti all. Those not nt
inched to other churches are osocliilly in
vited. Kkv. Thomas Nichols, Pastor.
runnm nir Trip, fioni) SllErilRRD. Mil
ford: Services .Suniliiy nt 10.:) A. M. and
1 uo p u Sumliiv school at 2. 'to P. M
Week-day services, Friday at 4.00p.m. Seats
free. All welcome.
B. S. Lassiter, Rector.
M. K. CHURCH. Services at the M. E.
Church Sundays: Preaching at WHO a
m. and at 7.H0 p. m. Sunday school at it
ti. m. Eoworth lcaguo at H.4B p. m.
Weekly nravor meeting on Wednesdays at
7.U0 p. m. Class meeting conducted by
Wm. Annie on Fridays at 7.110 p. in. An
earnest Invitation Is cxtendi-d to anyone
who may desire to worshsp with us.
Rev. W. R. Neff, Pastor.
Horn Evangelical Church, Mnta
moras, Fa. Services next Sunday as follows:
Preaching at W.aO a. m. and (p.m. Sun
day schmd nt S p. m. Junior C. h. before
and C. E. prayer meeting lifter the even
ing service. Mid-week prayer meeting
every Wednesday evening at 7.H0. Seats
free. A cordial welconio to nil. Come.
Rev. J. A. Wieu and. Pastor.
Many Little Hearts of the Chil
dren Made Glad,
MtLFOUD Lodge, No. 844, F. & A. M.:
Iiodge meets Wednesdays on or lieforo
Villi Mm.n nt. the Sawkill House. Mllfiml,
Pa. N. Kmery, Jr., Secretary, Milfonl.
J. H. Van Etten, W. M., Milfonl, Pa.
Vas Per Mark Lodge, No. ft. I. O.
O. V: Meets every Thnrsilay evening at
7.90 p. m., Brown's Hulldlng. Geo. l)au
man, Jr., Sco'y. John L. GoMlay, N. G.
Prudence Rkbekah Lodhe, 1H7.I.O.
O. V. Meets every second and fourth rl
davs In each month In Odd Fellows' Hull,
Brown's building. Miss Minnlu Beck, N.
G. Katie Klein, Sec'y.
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Chslstmas was Held In llic rrrsliytrrlan.
Mctliitdlst Kplaropal anil flood Shep
herd Interesting Services, Singing,
Recitations and Addresses A Joyous
The church of the Good Shepherd
held its entertainment, for the Sun
day school Christmas eve. The
church was crowded with an inter
ested au(lience,nnd every one seemed
to lie in the spirit of the holiday sea
son. Where indeed could there be
found a soul so satiated with the
good things,iind good times of life as
to fnil to find sincere pleasure in the
bright.happy faces of the little ones
as they anticipate the call of their
names to receive the gifts, which a
wise Kris Kringlo always knows
how to select. The order of exercise
was as follows, and one hour at
least was full of joy and wonder to
the little ones, and delight to many
First came the carol, "Ring Out tho
Bells for Christmas," and then all
united kneeling in saying " Our
Father", and there came another
carol, after which all joined in say
ing tho creed standing.
Next came tho carol. " Breaks a
glorious radiant morning." This
was followed by a beautiful addross
by tho Rector. The offertory for
the Childrens Home at Jerusalem
was then taken. This worthy
chanty is ever on tlio minds of all
The Inst carol was a colloquy lo-
twecn tho Shepherd Children and
tho Star, with chorus by tho school.
Tho sun which towered above the
chancel arch now drew tho full at
tention of all as tho lights twinkled
forth merrily upon it and old father
Santa Clans in his usual glory stood
The tree was soon spoiled of its
rich treasures, and many little
hearts made to swell with joy and
gladness, as the children bore away
their gifts in triumph. Tho pre
sents were such as to afford both
pleasure and profit to the recipient.
The services were closed with the
Doxology " Praise God from whom
all blessings flow, "and tho Benedic
tion prono unced by the Rector,
closed an evening of happiness.
Scripture Rending" God Bo Praised.
Carol" Sing Ye Praises." School.
Tho various carols and recitations
were exceedingly well given,and the
interest and attention of the con
gregation was marked throughout.
A distribution of presents followed,
which while highly gratifying to the
recipients, seemed almost a pity, as
tho tree standing twenty-two feet
high, gay with lights and colors, was
a delight to tb.3 eye, and almost too
lioautiful to le dismantled. The con-
irrciration was dismissed with the
doxology and benediction.
Advertise in the Press.
The Ideal Chriatnm.
The idea Christmas is found not in
the land of flowers, but in the snow.
bound, rugged country of the north
Without keen, frosty air long stret
ches of hills and meadows covered
with snow, ponds and lakes incrusted
with ice j within, roaring fires of
hickory wood, halls' ringing with the
shouts of children and tables heaped
high with the good things of life
these are the conditions which seem
essential to the complete enjoyment
of the great feast day of the cliurcn
AT THE M. E. CHURCH.
On Christmas night this church
was taxed to its utmost to accomo
date the large audience which began
to assemble, an hour before the ap
pointed time for the excerises to be
gin. While waiting the guests nau
ample opportunity to study the de
corations. On either side of the
platform stood an immense Christ
mas tree just tall enough to touch
the ceiling. The trees were hand
Homely decorated, and laden with
toys for the infant class. Along
both sides of the church were draped
long ropes of evergreen adding not a
little beauty to the already attrac
Tho main feature of interest how
ever centered about the platform.
Here an old fashioned fire-place had
been constructed of briek.the chim
ney running aloft from the mantel
in most realistic manner. The old
brass fire-dogs wanted nothing but
fire to make the whole affair real.
Rugs, chairs, lamps and other de
corations were arranged about the
PL.tfoini, giving wuoie so nomtj
like an appearance that the hearts m(lke it a success
little Misses each lx-aring in her
arms a doll dressed in the costume
of the nation represented, most con
spicuous among them was the doll
of Miss Bessie Armstrong dressi I, in
the colors of our flag. Whilo the
girls sang " Three cheers for tho Red
White and Blue" a company of boys
marched around tho platform wav
ing the national flag.
At this point the pastor addressed
tho school by calling attention to
the Christmas tree and urging the
children to let every tendency of
their lives be upward, like the
branches of tho tree, ever turning
their faces heavenward.
Master Louis Gregory then invited
the school to a visit to ' Kandy. "
Here a real live Santa- Claus
came plunging out of the fire place,
and the distribution of gifts began,
when to the surprise of all old Santa
began to tear down the brick chim-
neyandto give to each scholar a
brick which turned out to bo filled
When all the gifts which were
numerous and beautiful, had been
presented the pastor in behalf of the
school presented to Mr. Do Witt and
Mr. Angle very pretty oak stands.
Mr. DeWitt returned tho compli
ment by presenting the pastor with
a handsome willow rocking chair
the gift of the Bible class. Every
one again joined in singing the Dox
ology when the benediction was pro
The praise of the entertainment is
unanimous and the school certainly
showed groat enthusiasm as well as
Credit is especially duo to Mr- De-
Witt, for his untiring ene-r to
TROUBLE IN PORT JERVIS.
The Village Trustee of Tort .tervls nntl
Their III. f-.if Toll. c ami I'nllee- Of
ficers Having n lleiicral Tumult.
There seems to be a tendency on
on t lie part of the trustees of Port
Jervis to overhaul their police force,
and matters in relation thereto are
growing quite lively.
Some time ago tho Chief Officer
Yaple in a communication to the
board intimated quite broadly that
he was not being properly supiMirtcd
by the trustees in his efforts to en
force the ordinances against lawless
ness. At a meeting, at which there
was considerable undignified con
duct, and language, and much
wrangling, it was finally concluded
that matters were not in shape for
formal investigariou and the chief
was handed back his report with a
direction to make specfie charges
and be prepared to substantiate them
at a subsequent meeting.
At tho meeting held for that pur
peso Dec. 1 Htli, the president of tin
board whoso duty it was to make a
report as to the charges declared that
on investigation be found them
baseless. The board then culled on
Mr. Yaplo to offer his testimony in
corroboration of them. After heal
ing his evidence and that of the ac
cused policemen, Officers Phillips
and Kolmus, the board suspended
tho former from duty until their
next meeting, and dismissed the
latter from the force. Phillips was
charged with presenting himself for
duty Nov. 7, in an intoxicated con
dition and when Chief Yaplo went
to securo Kolmus to do duty in
KM 1". KAIiXl M.
Eli P. Fitriutin, a well-known and
ealthy business man of Fort Jit-
is, iiiimI at his li'ime in that place
m riKia.v morning, Dec. L'oth at
110 o'clock a. m. He lind been ill
ir smile days, but at a consultation
eld the previous evening liv the
lebr.itcd Dr. .laneway, of New
ork, with the family physician, Dr.
Harilenburg, it was concluded that
is symptoms were favorable to re-
wry and that there was no im-
lediate danger. His physician had
arccly left the bouse when he be
gan to grow rapidly worse, and bo
on 1 the doctor could be recalled he
xpneil. J ho cause was bronchial
Mr. Farnum was largely identified
ith the business in interests of Port
ervis, was a director m several cor-
lorations.a prominent merchant and
I'omotor of public enterprises,!! lib
ra! contributor to charities and to
the church of his choice. He will be
reatly missed in private circles, as
well as in those larger matters
which pertain to the growth and
irosjiority of the village. Infinitely
lore, however, will his loss be felt
in the broken circle of the houso-
mld, and among bis chosen friends
He was of a domestic nature, and
was wholly contented in the society
i his family. Surviving him are
lis widow, two grown children, and
a brother, P. E. Farnum-
. - 1 T r
of many a person must nave wanu- ahnnU ,. mn.lo nf H,0 Tra,ii(,nt work
ered back to tho old farm houso, of Mig8 Dc-Wit,t, Miss Vantassel and
wiiore emiiu ii.uuuci . Master Dudley and Miss Alice
Above the room nung a nuge star
laboring under such an excessively
tired " feeling, that ho could not
go on duty.
of Bethlehem " in the middle
the word " Jesus." Mlti Marie Louise Gumaer.
Promptly at the time Mrs. Neff This lady so well-known to our
took her place nt tho organ, and to readors as a contralto singer of rare
the music of a march the school led power and expression, is making a
bv the pastor Rev. W. R. Neff, the tour of the country with the Mozart
" . In . 1-. L
uiierintendontMr. Rusling DeWitt, eympnony company, iveceiuiy in
Assestant Sunt.. Mr. Wm. Anglo, ureenvuio.Miss. sue completely cap
and Mrs Dunham Gregory, Supt. of turod the audience, and was three
tho infant department, marchod up times encored, llio Democrat, ol
thomiddlo aisle of the church and that place is loud in her praises, and
took the places assigned them. It says her voice is soft, sweet and
was indeed a pretty sight to see the throughly cultivated, and that she
bright expectant facos of the child- possesses the power to enslavo her
All were seated, and the whole as
sembly sang " Praise God from
whom all blessing flow, " then
AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
Tho Christmas exercises of tho
Presbyterian Sunday school were
held on Wednesday evening at the
church, which had been handsomely
decora totl with evergreens for the
services of tho preceding Sabbath.
The school was out in good force,
teachers and scholurs.under the gen
eral direction of Mr. George Mitch
ell, superintendent, and the prim
ary class under Miss Huldah Bull,
teacher. The houso was filled to
the doors with members of tho con
gregation and friends of tho school,
all of whom, as well as the children,
seemed filled with the Christmas
spirit, gladness and good will.
The programme was as follows,
under the general title " The Story
Gloria Patri School.
Carol "Merrily Ring." School.
Suporlntemlcnt s v uicoiue
Carol,' Hear the Bella." School
Scrluture tK-mtinif ttesixinsive.
Recitation " Calm and Clear." Miss
Hy m u ' J oy to the World . " School
Rociiation ' Lo! They Come." Cora
Recitation" Glory to God." Etta
Carol" Hail Blessed Tidings." . . School
Banner Exercise "Titles of ( hrtst." . . . ay
Members of the Primary Class: r lor-
euoe Van Camucn. Helen Lanschan-
tt-n, Einina Van Cainpen, Bessie Arm
strong, Alice Baker, (ivorge Heller,
Harold Armstrong, Clara van Cam
pen. Carol "Hark the Holy Angels.". School
Scriuture Reading Responsive.
Racltatiiiu Miss Lila Van Ktten.
Singl n g ' 'Little Bethlehem. " Phuebe
Recitation "The Wonderful Christnias-
tido." Myrtle Van Cainpun,
Duett and Choruses " Beautiful Star."
Miss Lizzie R. Bull and Miss Ann
Recitation " Whom Have You Made
Haoov." Dora Rochette.
Carol 'I Love the Christuiastido. . ." Prim
fill. ,rl. Address Pastor.
Hymn" Coronation School and
Attend and Show Your Wit aa Well aa Generos
The Tjwlies' Aid Society of the
prayer was offered by the pastor pwril.n hn-.i, wm i. ve a
and tho school sung The star that gilver .. at tho house of
leads thorn all. "Responsive services k, M,in Avm.im?.
rolloweu conuuetea oy jur. a. uo- 30f. one of tho features will
Witt, after which the school sung, Bnnl1in mntaBt. mn(iucted some-
hearers and carry them at will.
' Merry bolls of joy, " a prominent
feature of which was a solo by Miss
Maude DeWitt, rendered in a charm
ing manner. Miss Lily Vantassel
then extended to the audienoe an
thing after this manner. The per
son pronounces some letter the noxt
one adds another and so on, until no
more letters can be added to make a
word. The one giving a lottor which
It is Judge Mitchell Now.
William Mitchell, of this borough,
has been appointed associate judge
in place of Hon. M. D. Mott, deceased
His commission was received and
recorded in the Recorder's office
Dec. 18. May His Honor live Ion
Election of Officers.
-At the animal election of tho
Milford Lodgo, No. SH,F. & A. M.
held Dec. 23, 1WI5, tho following
officers were elected for tho ensuing
W. W. J. II. Van Etten.
S. W. Gottfried Wicland.
J. W. William F. Beck.
Secretary Nathan Emery, Jr.
Treasurer Randal D. Sayro.
Trustees John C. Westbrook, C
Representative to Grand Lodgi
J. II. Van Etten.
Dr. W. R. Barrett, a scientific
optician, is visiting this place. Ho
ma v be found at the Crissman House
Consultation and examination ot
tho eyes free.
invitation to accompany the school wm not fi(. ,nto ft word or which
on an imaginary tout yi int. worm. endfJ u gQeg ,.down foot Con your
me journey uegan wiwi Webster and come "wio your siller."
song Dy tne scnooi. -wnwara merry AU ftre TOnlially invited, and an
Christmas. me nrsr, stop was eyening of pleasure, and some pro
atduuea. xiere . miu. juigui fi(. i(J asfmmli
couducted the school in responsively
reading the account of the first He Eiplanatlon of It.
Christmas, at ita close the whole A friend of ours was recently pass-
concrocation ioinod in singing ingalong an important railroad line
"Calm on the listening ear of night." There sat boiilna mm a gentleman
The next stop was in England and who had once been a member oi tne
Miss Anna May Watson recited a Pennsylvania Legislature. "ine
ninniinn fmm t An ti vann Antitlnd. river is low " remarked a third
The Birth of Christ." The next party. "Yes said the lawmaker
stop was In Scotland, and Master " but it is not as low as it was in
Harry Armstrong representing that August. " "You see when tho air
country recited Sir Walter Scott's gete colder it gets lighter, anu men
Christmas." Next Germany was the water comes np out or ine
visited and five little irirls. Bessie ground." Now revise tho text oooks
Armstrong, Lily Gourley, Myrtle on philosophy
T 1 - T n.. 1mia atirl Vf i Vil Vnn I '
.yUcr, "J""" "- '- A Legend of the Mistletoe.
etten sang -mtner rjuuo ooug, A myth of the miadle age8 nay
and Miss Anna May wawon reciwxi tlmt the crucifixion of chrisi
a selection from L.utner. urom nere lutw wuu f,w. tre : but
they went to Denmark" ana Miss . its Bur,.,lvin the wood
Annie Kipp recited a selection from k th(J cros9i it fell into ditlgrace
Helen Hays ennuea me Dims . w..mB merB namsite as
Christmas." To represent Austria, aMug memorial of Us ignomiious
MISS jviiuo anu uiuawr jlsuaucv
Ryman sang a song describing the
customs of the Austrian children Many a good man and woman fail
that of putting a light in the win- in life's purpose because they iguor
dow at Christmas time. the example of the postage stamp
The next number was a congress that sticks until it has performed its
of nations represent by eleven 'duty.
J J. Hart in Washington.
From the package of Congressional
Records received from Washington
it is learned that Congressman Hart
voted for Chas. F. Crisp, of Georgia
for speaker, and voted for the pro.
posed improachment of tho Hon
Thomas F. Bayard. His correct od
dress is 1807 Nineteenth street
N W., Washington, D. C.
THE REV. W. R. McDONALD AGAIN.
SlltS. IWAItY STOI.b.
Mrs. Mary Stoll, wife of James C.
Martin, formerly of Port .Tervis.and
well-known in the valley, died sud
Some ItcmliilMc iw-cs of Ills Itutlirr Eccen
tric Career Here.
Some two or three years ngo, a
man decidedly seedy in appearance,
claiming to be a graduate of a col-
ego in Belfast, Ireland, and a re
verend hy profession came here
from Franklin Furnace, N. J. .where
he had been supplying a pulpit in
the the church thero for a fow Sab
baths. He landed at Bushkill, this
county and preached a few times
there. His sermons were of an ori
ginal and sensational character and
his conduct- bordered on that stylo.
He appeared fond of ladies society
and proposed marriage to several.
Coming to Milford ho ingratiated
himself in the good graces of Mr.
Horton, our liveryman and hired a
horse of him which after keeping
several weeks he returned without
settling the bill.
His real appearance andsimilated
needs so wrought- on the sympathy
of one of our merchants that he furn
ished with goods and loaned him $15
with which to buy a suit of clothes,
This matter still remains open on
tho books. He also preached a fow
times in the church at Montague, N.
J. From there ho went to New
York and by claiming that he was
assistant, pastor in some largo
church thero succeeded in obtaining
clothes and other goods on trust.
Failing to pay he was arrested and
sent to jail. He now turns up at
Bristol, England, where ho seems to
bo pursuing the same course, and
with tho same result. Tho Evening
St-roudsburg, Dec. 10, aged 07 years.
She is survived by her husband,
three sons and two daughters, Rob
ert and James, of Montrose, Eliz-a-
K'th, wife of James C. Rose ; Anica,
wife of Mr. William Clark, Jr.. and
Joseph, all living in Matanioras.
She was a daughter of Robert Stoll,
of Sandvston, N. J. and leaves sur
viving her also seven brothers and
The funeral was held last Sunday
afternoon at- the residence of Mr.
James C. Rose, of Matanioras.
INCWS ot that, n ace. of JNov. 27m ves
- mi uuiiiciutnn nccomit, of hist trial lieforS tnn
MUS. Al.i-'KKI) IIOSKN'CKANCE.
The wife of Alfred Ilosencrance,
of iSandyston township, N. J., died
Saturday last of pneumonia. Her
illnes was of short duration and her
death wholly unexpected. She was
about (10 years old.
ourt for obtaining unlawfully and
by false pretences, goods from vari
ous persons and for forging docu
ments stating that ho was a Presby
terian minister of a church in Can
ada and also of tho samo church in
Scotland. Ho also declared that he
had been associated with Rev. Dr.
Talmag.) and Dr, Parkhurst and pro
duced documents to this effect.
At tho trial, testimony was given
by several ministers, and others
who had lieen victims of his impo
sition, and tho jury without leav
ing the box found him guilt-y.whcre-upon
the judge sentenced him to
bard iabor for eighteen months.
Cambria County Matters.
An article quoting in part a decision
of a judge in Cambria county as to
the pay of county commissioncrs.has
Ik'cu circulating quite freely among
our contemporaries. As news oi
that county, and of interest to her
people, it is proer and pleiiKing,bnt
as having any bearing on the pay of
these officials in other counties it is
misleading. By an act of 172 com
missioners in Cambria county were
salaried at $-100 jx-r year without re
gard to the time spent in the duties
of the office or other expenses. The
act of Ims'.i fixing the pay in the sev
eral counties in Ihe commonwealth
repealed all local laws fixing a rate
of per diem compensation, but of
course did not reis-al any law fixing a
yearly salary, hence the decision of
the Cambria court.
Now Centlemen Get Up Your Lightning Rods
Talk is beginning aliout the next
Democratic nomination for Con
gress. The mime of William Hackctt
of Ea.ston, has been mentioned, and
ho would undoubtedly make a very
strong candidate with the people.
But- the Democratic politicians do
not talk that way.
Among those mentioned by others
who are also not Democratic leaders,
are J. Davis Brodhead, and Warren
Wilbur, of South Bethlehem. The
Democratic bosses don't want these
two either. This may result in a
fight for control of Northampton's
A very prominent local Democrat
said Tuesday : "I believe tho nom
ination will go to Pike county.
" Will it bo Hart? " he was asked.
" I don't know about that ; there
m other iirettv o-ooil men nn in
I Pike. "Free Press.
The annual election or managers
of tho Milford cemetery association
will be held at the r.lllco of C. W
Bull on Monday, January 6, 1116
from two to three o'clock p. m.
Wll-I.IAM MiT.-IIKLL, rf y.
Milford, Dec. loth, 1V.I5.
The Christmas Tree.
After all has been said and done
Christmas is not Christmas without
a Christmas tree. You may omit
tho holly, even tho mistletoe' but
the Christinas tree is as essential an
attribute to a " real live" Yuletide
as the turkey or plum pudding. In
humble households the turkey is
often missing. Of necessity it must
give place to a more plelieiaii chick
en. and the pudding to a " store
mince pie. or something of tliat kind
Yet no one can demur, for how
could any one dare to be hyiH-reriti
cul on Christmas day? But take a
way tho tree, and every child in the
household will pronounce this feast
a dismal, melancholy failure. Home
i and Country.
Fire in the Court House.
An alarm of fire Saturday after
noon Dec. 21, called out tho hose
carriages, hook and ladder truck.and
a goodly numlx'r of tho citizens of
Milford. It was located in the base
ment of tho Court House, and
proved to have orginated in a small
window formerly used to put coal in
the cellar. The frame of the window
was decayed, and tho dry punk-like
material readly ignited. The floor
in tho hall was slightly charred but
the damage done was very slight.
It is extremely fortunate that it oc-
cured while the building was occu
pied by the several officials. Had
it originated at any other time the
consequences might have been very
serious. It is not known what caused
the fire, but the presumption is a
match dropjicd by some hoys or a
cigar thrown by some careless man.
Suit For loss of a Shade Tree.
Quito a novel suit lias just been
decided in tho Common Pleas
Court of Pittsburg. A gentleman
sued the City of Allegheny for $2,500
damages for the loss of a shade tree,
said to have lieen killed by an elec
tric light wire. Expert testified
that direct currents might injure the
tree, but in this case an alternating
current was used. Tho plainiiff tried
to show that the wire had worn into
the woody fibres and sap. Ho does
not seem to have established his
case for the jury found for the de
fendant. Experiments will now be
made with alternate and direct cur
rents to determine the effect they
will have on vegetation .
'William,' said an old quaker,
'I do not wish to call thee a liar, but
if tho mayor of our town should say
to me, " Friend, find me the greatest
liar in town, " I would come to thee
and say, "William, the mayor
wants thee." Tho Royal Templar.