PIKE COUNTY PRESS.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT
J. H. Van Etten, Editor.
Terms One dollar and fifty cents
a year in advance.
H. E. Emerson, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
OFFICE in Drug Store on Broad
J. H. Van Etten,
OFFICE, Brown's Building,
Milkdrd, Pike Co., Pa.
John A. Kipp,
OFFICE, opposite Court House,
Milford, Pike Co., Pa.
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.
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.
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.
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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
Advertise in the Pkess.
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
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
Hrs. Jptiln Wtolnmt Chloroformed and
Robbed of 1)00 In Money and Ilia
inonris and Valuables to the Kxtent of
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
The police made an investigation
hut Without developing any satis
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
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
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
Gentlemen H. T. Witkert.M.D.,
Wm. Doitrick, Chas. Thomas, C. A.
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
Mr. Ferry They don't. He takes
a look at Congress and then prays
for the country. Cincinnati En
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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.
J. B. Westbrook, treasurer, to H.
H. Sanderson. Dated June 9, 1890.
Land in Delaware township.
acres. Con. taxes. H,nt a Jan. 1,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Prayer Meeting Committee Mrs.
Josephine Bensell, Miss Susan
Nichols and Miss Hattie Docker.
Flower Committee Miss Lizzie
Business meeting the first Wed
nesday evening in each month after
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
Lahrnrinn Louis Rudolph.
Assistant Librarian Harry De-
Treasurer Miss Helen Olmstead.
Organist Miss Maggie Brink.
Assistant Organist Julia Bu
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Emit Bergot.a student in the Den.
tal College at Baltimore, but now
home, is reported as quite sick with
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
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.
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