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PIKE COUNTY PRESS.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT MILFORD, PA. 7. V J. H. Van Etten, Editor. Terms One dollar and fifty cents a year in advance. VOL i BUSINESS CARDS. 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, Milkdrd, Pike Co., Pa. John A. Kipp, Attorney-at-Law, OFFICE, opposite Court House, Milford, Pike Co., Pa. CHURCH DIRECTORY MILFORD. First Presbyterian Ciu'rcii, Milfiml; Rablmth services at 10.W) A. M. and 7.81) I. M. Habbath school immediately after the morning service. Prayer meeting Wed nesday at 7.80 P. M. A cordial welcome will lie extended to all. The mi not at tached to other churches are esiM-eliilly In vited. Kev. Thomas Nichols, Pastor. Church op the Goon Shepherd, Mil ford: Services Sunday at 10.30 A. M. and J.HI) P. M. Sunday school at S.HO P. M. Week-day services, Friday at 4.00P.M. Seats free. All welcome. B. S. LA8MTER, Rector. M. E. Church. Services at the M. E. Church Sundays: Preaching at 10.80 a. in. and at 7.80 p. m. Sunday school at li p. m. F.pworth league at H.45 p. m. Weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays at 7.80 p. in. Class meeting conducted by Wm. Angle on Fridays at 7.80 p. in. An earnest invitation is extended to anyone who may desire to worshsp with us. Kev. W. R. Nkfp, Pastor. MATAMORAS. Hope Evavoelicai, Ciiirch, Mata moras. Pa. Services next Sunday as follows : Preaching at 10.80 a. in. and 7 p. in. Sun day achotil at 8 p. in. Junior C. K. liefore and C. K. prayer meeting after the even ing service. Mid-week prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7.30. Seats free. A cordial welcome to all. Come. Rev. J. A. Wiegani), Pastor. Secret Societies. Milford liOixiE, No. 844, F. & A. M.: Lodge meets Wednesdays on or before Full Moon at the Sawkili House, Milford, Pa. N. Kmerv, Jr., Secretary, Milford. J. H. Van Ktton, W. M., Milford, Pa. Van I)kh Mark Lodge, No. 828, T. O. O. F: Meets every Thursday evening at 7.80 p. m., Brown's Building. (ieo. Uau nian, Jr., Soc'y. John L. Uourlay, N. ti. Prudence Rerekah Lodge, 197, I. O. O. F. Meets every second and fourth Fri days in each month in Odd Fellows' Hall, Brown's building. Miss Minnie Beck, N. U. Katie Klein, Soc'y. Subscribe for the Press. Whether you win wealth or not will depend upon your comprehen sion of the great underlying prin ciples of business and the adjust ment of your affairs in reference thereto. All of onr readers are desirous of obtaining his or her share of the world's good things. This can only he done by keeping pace with this progressive ago. One's 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 a 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 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 ? One would quickly say such a dealer was a failure from the beginning, then why do you use this method in a small way ? It would cost you but the request to keep pace with the times in the way of prions on all staple articles you are apt to use. All that is needed 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 till promptly all orders received by mail. Advertise in the Pkess. Notice. The annual election of managers of the Milford cemetery association will be held at the office of U. W Bull on Monday, January 8, 1886 from two to three o'clock p. m. William Mitchell, Bec'y. Milford, Pa,. Dec. 10th, 1895. Piko is Oaialnf. According to the returns tiled In the office of the Prothouotary of this county, there were during the year 1895, 207 births, and 137 deaths The total number of marriage li censes issued for thesame period was It. JpTiiW ' Single Coh.es, F,v Cents. W jfJI Apply for rates. WSymi - . , NMIP WttFtfWiW ADVERTISING MEDIUM A BM DIAMOND ROBBERY. The Walnut Villa at Port Jems Burglarized. Hrs. Jptiln Wtolnmt Chloroformed and Robbed of 1)00 In Money and Ilia inonris and Valuables to the Kxtent of ,ftno. From the Union we learn that on Sunday night Doc. 29 burglars ef fected an entrance to the summer boarding house known as Walnut Villa, in Port Jervis.situutod at the junction of Culvort street and King ston avenue, by forcing oien a win dow. The roblxrs secured over $11000 in money and valuables. All the inmates had retired except Mrs. Wieman who had remainod up to attend to a fire in a stove, and was reclining on a sofa when she saw the shadow of a man in the room. She was seized by the roblx-r, choked and a cloth sirturated with chloro form applied to her face before she had opportunity to give an alarm. The thieves then made a hasty but careful search through her bedroom breaking open a trunk, opening bureau drawers, etc., and after Se curing their booty escaped without arousing the other occupants of the house. The police made an investigation hut Without developing any satis factory result. Why will people having such easy access to banks, put a premium on burglary by keeping large sums of money in their possession. Week of Preyer Servlcei. The week of prayer will begin next Sabbath January 5, and the Methodist and Presbyterian con gregations will hold Union services as follows. Sabbath evening Jan. 5, service in the Presbyterian church. Sermon by Rev. W. R. Neff . Monthly evening Metluxlist church prayer for the church uni venial. Tuesday evening Metluxlist church prayer for nations. Wednesday evening, each church will hold its own prayer meeting. Thursday evening, Presbyterian church. Prayer for the family and schools. Friday evening, Presbyterian church. Prayer for the world. Sabbath evening January 12 ser vices in the Methodist church ser mon by Rev. Thomas Nichols. Ser vices will begin at 7.30 p.,m. Days of Brace Aboliihed. On and after Junuary 1 st 1896 days of grace on promessory not es drafts etc in Pennsylvania are abo lished,and all such papers falling due on Sunday or a legal holiday, or on Saturdays shall not be protested until the next secular day. By the act of 1895 therefore no note in this state can fall due or be protested on any Saturday or the election days in Noverembor or February. list of Unclaimed Litters. Unclaimed letters remaining in the postoffico at Milford, Pike Co., Pa., for the month ending Decem ber 30, 1895 : Lawks Mrs. Eugene Barnes, Ger tie Bartoll. Gentlemen H. T. Witkert.M.D., Wm. Doitrick, Chas. Thomas, C. A. Terwilliger. Porsons claiming the above will please say " Advertised " and give date of this list. Jas. S, Gale, P. M. Cot a Bullet Frea Hia Owa Lej. A. J. Clair, rasiding at Lock Haven was wounded in the leg during his service in the Civil War. The bullet was not removed and has given more or less pain ever since. On Thurs day Mr. St. Clair found that the ball had worked itself near the skin and he cut the piece of lead out with his pocket knife. Press. The Ckaplais'e Buaineae. Bobby Popper, what do they have to have a man to pray for Con gross for? Mr. Ferry They don't. He takes a look at Congress and then prays for the country. Cincinnati En quirer. 6,,;. KJ.l I a II 1111 II II Wll II . IjT M lix: r:kr. JH KKt.5l& MILFORD, TIKE VENEZUELAN COMMISSION. Men of Renown Appointed to Iareetlgate the Boundary Claims. The president has named five men to investigate the boundary claims a follows : Andrew D. White, ex presidnnt of Cornell and ex-minister to Russia ; D.iniel C. Oilman, of Maryland, president of John Hop kins' University ; Frederick Coudert, of New York ; David J. Brewer, of Kansas, Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and Richard H. Alvey, of Maryland, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the Dis trict of Columbia. Thev will all ac cept, and will meet in Washington as soon practicable to enter on their work. They are all men of renown and their decision will be entitled to great credit. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Jos. M. Back et. ux. to Magdalena Ucblmrdt. Dated Dec. 28. Lot in Matamoras No. 615. Con. $1800. Ent'd Dec. 28 th. Mary Gaillnrd and husband, to Amanda E. Terwilliger. Dated Dec. 28. Lot in Milford Borough. Con. 11150, Ent'd Dec. 28 th. Geo. Daumann, Jr., treasurer, to U. H. Sanderson. Dated June 13, 1892. Land in Delaware township, acres. Con. taxes. Ent'd Jan. 1, 1890. J. B. Westbrook, treasurer, to H. H. Sanderson. Dated June 9, 1890. Land in Delaware township. acres. Con. taxes. H,nt a Jan. 1, 1896. . Hurler Ghastly Find. A thrill of excitement wont through Tannorsville.Monroe county on Christmas day, when two young men, named Shick and Follweiler, who lutd left that village for a shoot ing trip.roturned with the announce ment that they had discovered a skeloton near the Wilkes-Barre & Eastern Railroad. A theory of mur der was at on 3e suggested, but the physician's examination proved that the skull was not fractured, ns was at first thought. It is probably a suicide, as a party searching near the place whore the remains were discovered, found a ml handkerchief tied to the limb of a tree. The arti cle had been so arranged as to form a noose. The skeleton had been there probably for several years. Free Press. A New Jews ry Shoe. Mr. John R. Rudolph, a practical and elucient workman is prepared to do all kinds of repairing of watches, clocks and jewelry, with neatness and at reasonable prices Ho may be found at home on Brood street. Uive him a call. Milford January 2 1896. Aa to Crimping. The majority of women make a great mistake in crimping their hair, For some reason or other an over hanging cloud of curls or frizzes has a way of bringing out all the little lines and defects that nature or time have stuuipod in a woman's fuce This is quite contrary to the old time notion. Then it was taken for granted that the tighter the curls the prettier and more becoming to the woman. But modern taste de crees differently. " If you want to look young and natural rather than faded and artificial, " said a woman the other day, " stop crimping your b. tir. I know of no surer way to bring about the effect at least. Just call to mind the well, not the elderly, hut no longer youthful women that you know, and think how ugly, in artistic and artificial they look with that mass of frizzes over their faces. And how soft, natural and becoming straight hair is to any woman at any age or state of health. Not ne cessarily tightly drawn, streaked black hair ; it may be loose and puffy, if you choose, and always, of course, arranged with an eye to artistic and individual effect, but uncrimped.uncurledand unfrized." And Wo Aro Prood Of It. Stroudsburg has a new town clock, its first one. It began tolling off the hours on Saturday afternoon. It was purchased by popular subscrip tion and is a sort of Christmas pre sent The Daily Times started the idea. Easton Express. COUNTY, TA., FRIDAY, JANUARY OBITUARY. ALFRED B. OdllES. Alfred B. Ogden, a man well- known in the northern jiart of this county, died in New York city, Dee. 25 last, after a short and pninf ul A nesa. He was one of the "founders of the Forest Lake Association of Lacka waxen township, and who in connection with a fellow member, Mr. John Davidson, erected a un ique double cottage on its grounds, sided np with blue stone scraps, in such manner as to present the ap pearance of a solid stone structure. It is the only one of the kind that the writer has ever knowii to be built. Mr. Ogden was born about 62 years ago in Yates county, N. Y., was an engineer and architect by profession. In his early manhood he joined his cousin, General C. L. Kilburn of the U. S. Army who was a class mate of General Grant at West Point, in Florida as an attache, while he was closing up the Seminole war and making some government sur veys. When the war of the relel- lion broke out ho entered the com missary service under General Kil burn, and remained there until its close. After this ho joined a corps of engineers and went to Missouri and surveyed and built sections of railroads, on the completion of which he returned to New York city and commenced business as an archi tect and builder. As an architect he soon became prominent and popular. He planned oikj or two leading Hos pital buildings and many large apart ment houses there and also the large abattoir on 45th street and East river. ' Personally Mr. Odgen was an in teresting and charming companion, an upright and honorable man in all his dealings As a sportsmon he was enthusiastic, one of the old school. He was well informed on the habits of fish, wild animals and birds, and when he went for them with rod or gun he alwa ys returned with trophies of his skill. His death will be much lamented by his as sociates in the club and all his other numerous friends. He loaves a widow and five child ren (two of whom are adopted) to mourn his loss. The oldest son 8. B. Ogden was his partner in busi ness and now becomes his successor. MISS SALLY HATTON. Miss Sally Hatton, who resided in Delaware township just above Ding ninn's Ferry, died at her home Sat urday Dec. 28 aged about 80 years. Surviving her are several nephews and neices, children of James Hatton deceased, and of Thomas Whittaker also deceased , one of the nephews is Martin Hatton, one of our county auditors. The funeral was held Monthly, interment in the Dingman cemetnry. MRS. O. A. SMITH. We learn with regret that Mrs. C. A. Smith, wife of our former sheriff and ex-representative of this county, died recently at their homo in Mif flin county, this state. She was buried Dec. 25. GEOROE SCOTT. George Scott.a brother of Michael, of Milford, died in Port Jervis Mon day of this week. The Only Succeaaful Way. With the beginning of the year more than one country publisher will adopt the " no-pay-no-iaper " oolicv toward his subscribers. This is the only successful way of eon ducting a newsjiaper ; and if it bo supplemented by issuing a large sheet filled with a wide variety of reading matter the publisher will eventually gain two subscrilx'rs for every one he is compelled to cross off his books. Wanta to Succeed Hart. Dr, Joseph H. Shull has announced himself as a candidate for Congress The doctor tried to secure the nom ination at Milford, but was retired In favor of Hurt. Nothing succeeds like success, and as the doctor lias had a full measure of that, the chances of his securing the plum are good. The place could not be filled by a better man. Times. .'. 189B. BRIEF MENTION. The saloon men in Philadelphia are to lx commended for their course during the railway employes' strike. They closed at 6 o'clock each even iiiL', on suggestion by the Mayor, though they had a legal right to keep onn as long as they desired. Of all the affrontery lately dis played by Cleveland, his last act is pre-eminently the most glaring. At the very owning of the Congres- si'iniil session ho absents himself for a week oti a fishing trip, then returns t j Washington, rests another week, and then sends a message to the members of Congress asking them not to adjourn for the holidays, but to stay and fix up financial matters I There is a false modesty? vhich is vanity ; a false glory.which t.i lev ity ; a false grandeur, which is mean ness ; a false virtue, which is hypo crisy, and a false wisdom, which is prudery. Bruyere. In every apartment the screen is absolutely necessary. It shuts off the ugly heat, hides a bedroom door and conceals dressers, which in any apartments are so hid eons. Fiekerel fishing on all our ponds has been very good, and especially so on the Promisinl Land pond in Greeno township. Hundreds of pounds have lxen taken from its waters. Cards ore out announcing the marriage of Mr. Thomas Harrison Bopp to Miss Lillian daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Southworth of New York. This happy event will take place on Thursday evening January ninth at Mount Morris Bap tist church.Fifth avenue, New York. lir. Bopp has lieen a freqnent visitor here and is well known in society circles in Milford. Sherwood D, Van Campon has recently purchased a home in Deck- ertown New Jersey. The location is a desirable one, and "Sherry" evid ently has become a fixture in that thriving town where he holds a lu crative and responsible position. The Silver Social held by the ladies of the Presbyterian Church, last Monday evening, was quite a success notwithstanding the exceed ingly inclement weather. The even ing was pleasantly passed, and over 10 received. A select little party was given to some of the younger member of s(X'iety at the Dimmick House New Year Eve. A new game was intro duced called Halma. The prizes for the winners were useful and beauti ful. A " Watch Night Service " was held at the Hope Evangelical church Tuesday evening last in Mat amoras, It was largely attended. Rev. J. A. Wiegand preached an ap propriate sermon. Two dogs were caught killing sheep on the farm of Elmer Roe at Flatbrookville last Wednesday. They were frightened away and one of the dogs killed, while the owner of the other dog refused to kill his. " The Fencing Master " com pany which was advertised to give an entertainment at Port Jervis Jan. 2, changed its route and cancelled the engagement. This was quite a disappointment to a number of Mil ford people who anticipated "taking itin." The Decrpark Social Club, of Port Jervis, gave a dance New Year Eve. which was well attended, and gave great pleasure to a number of young society people. Milford was well represented. Read Titman, the champion wild-eat hunter of the Blue Ridge, killed another monstrous cat Christ mas near the Cut-Fish Gap. He sold the carcass to Prof. Alvin Davison. The 10,000 costs in the Sittser Duulmm judicial eleetion contest in Wyoming and Sullivan counties have been placed on the district. It amounts to about 2 for each tax payer. The grand master of the state has reapixiinted E. P. Jones, of Ariel, district deputy grand master for the fourteenth Masonic district which is composed of the counties of Wayne and Pike. The form of oaths to be taken in this Commonwealth is " I, A. B., do swear by Almighty God the searcher of all hearts, that I will , and that as I shall answer to God at the last great day. The Chautauqua Swiety met A Christmas tree with presents for every memlxr was o:io of the sur prises. Rumor says that M. C. Nyce, now a merchant at Egypt- Mills, this county, and his brother, Geo. Nyce now at Bushkill, will enter into n co-partnership sixmand carry on a general mercantile business at the old sttiMl of S. O. Peters in Bush kill. Just ns 1895 left and 1890 came in the Delaware river at Milford bridge wos at the highest since last April, it was 1 4 feet alxrve low water mark. im January 2, at 11 o clock, a large raft of hemlock logs, ran on the rocks just above Milford bridge, broke in two, then swung and struck the pier in the middle of the river and went to pieces. Trouble liegins again in the Mil ford schools Monday January fith C. E. Society Officers Elected. The C. E. Society of the Presby terian church has elected the follow ing officers : Social Committee Miss Sallie Maine, Mrs. Williamn, Miss Liz zie Shinier and Miss Carrie Steele. Lookout Committe.i Miss Bertha Williamson, Miss Emily Mitchell, Miss LydiH Browii and Miss Clara Krob. Prayer Meeting Committee Mrs. Josephine Bensell, Miss Susan Nichols and Miss Hattie Docker. Flower Committee Miss Lizzie Bull. Business meeting the first Wed nesday evening in each month after prayer meeting. Election of S. S. Officers. On Sunday Dec. 29 the following officers were elected for the Metho dist Episcopal Sunday School of Mil ford for the ensuing year: President Rev., W. R. Neff. Suiierintendent Rusling Dp Witt. Assistant Supt. William Angle. Secretary Miss Grace Aimer. Assistant Soc'y. Miss Lillie Van Tassell. Lahrnrinn Louis Rudolph. Assistant Librarian Harry De- Witt. Treasurer Miss Helen Olmstead. Organist Miss Maggie Brink. Assistant Organist Julia Bu chanan. Presbyterian Sunday School Officera. The following named persons were elected officers for the Sunday school of the Presbyterian Church at the election held Dec. 29th : Superintendent and Treasurer Geo. Mitchell. Assistant Supt. C. O. Armstrong. Secretary Clarence Angle. Librarian John C. Warner. Assistant Librarian F. B. Thrall. Organist Susan B. Nichols. Assistant Organist 8. Lizzie Bull. Athletic Election. The Glen View Tennis Club elected the following officers Dec. 28th : President Ernest B. Wright. Vice-president F. B. Thrall. Secretary Miss Ann Baker. Treasurer W. A. H. Mitchell. Store Bon Philosophy. Recently a Democratic luminary in this town remarked, " that if the Press survived for a year the Dem ocratic majority in the county would again 1x3 914." If this politi:al fore cast is at all reliable it behooves every loyal Demix'rat to forthwith suppress theDemix-nitic paper under whoso auspices the majority has dwindled from 94 t in 1H76, to 242 in 195, and bixim the Press. They could not be in lx'tter business. Appointed by I Mineral Spring Company. A. E. Lewis, Jr. has been appointed agent for the Stafford Mineral Springs ComiMiny of Louisiana, for Philadelphia und vicinity with head quarters at 1510 Chestnut street. This celebrated mineral water lias been proven by the best medical testimony to be the only undoubted cure for Bright 's di.sease,tlialx'tes,&o. We congratulate this worthy young man on the opportunity he now has of building up a large and lucrative business. No. 10. PERSONAL. Claude Gaillard, one of the most rapid compositors of the Orange County Farmer, an agricultural paper of large circulation, at Port Jervis, made the Press office a plea sant call last SafrmtnT afternoon; The way jovial Claude can set tyiw is a caution. Alfred Marvin, a rising yonng lawyer of Matamoras, is visiting his parents during the holidays. Master George Armstrong, son of Lanty Armstrong, of New York city, is spending the holidays with some relatives here. Charles Reilly.a successful farmer of Delaware township, was in town Saturday last on business. Nathan Fuller is treating his homo on Broad street to a new roof. Mrs. C. H. Van Wyck is making extensive improvements on the house, recently purchased by her, in the way of an addition, new double porches, water and sanitaryarrange ments generally. The dam across the Van dormark creek just alxive the bridge is also being rebuilt, and will make a beautiful little pond when completed. This house is finely located, and in the hands of the present owner will, no doubt, become one of the most comfortable and attractive residences in the town. Hon. J. J. Hart took a brief re spite from Congressional labor and sjiont New Year in Milford. Mr. Murry H. Clmpin.of Brooklyn, arrived in town Tuesday for a few days outing. Dr. Wenner walks the streets with a- very broad smile, it is an addition to his family. Mother and daughter are doing well. Miss May Steele, of Pittston, Pa., is visiting with the family of Rev., Thomas Nichols, in Milford. Miss Carrie West-brook, of Bloom ing Grove, has arrived in town as the guest of her uncle, Prothonotary West-brook. The company of Milford and visit ing young people, who spent a pleasant evening Christmas Eve, at the residence of Mrs. J. H. Van Etten, enjoyed the hospitality of Mrs. H. T. Baker, New Year night. On both occasions they had a de lightful time. Miss Bertha Williamson has re. turned home after a visit to Branch ville, N. J. Mr. Ned Kleinhans, who lias been taking a course in lxxk-keeping at Poughkeepsie, is again with us. A. D. and B. E. Brown are again engaged in lnmlx?ring in Porter township and have a large force of men employed there. Mr. Will Armstrong is enjoying a few days in Milford. Donald Brown, a student in Am herst College, visited friends here this week. Emit Bergot.a student in the Den. tal College at Baltimore, but now home, is reported as quite sick with a cold. Mr. and Mrs Ed. Nyce, who were married Dec. 26 have returned from their wedding tour, and on Wednes day of this week gave a large family dinner party, which several from here attended. Ralph B. Alton, A. Q. Wallace, W. A. H. Mitchell, David Chapinand Donald Brown have hied back to study and business. W. S. Twichell, formerly of Ittck a waxen, has been elected to a desira ble position in Paterson,New Jersey, that of director of music in the public schools of that city. Ben Emery has accepted the sit uation of teacher of the Dark Swamp school in place of Miss Briard, re signed. Miss Surah Bennett, of Tri States, N. Y., visited her sister, our tel egraph operator this week H. H. Sanderson, a former resi dent of Dingman'8 Ferry, but now in business in Massachusetts, spent a day in town this week. Mr. Earnest Wright, advertising agent and box office manager of the 14th street thoatre, New York city, visited Milford New Years. Miss Dorothy Foster, is a guest of her sister, Mrs. Arthur Wolf.