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PIKE COUNTY PRESS. . WS , lMfA fXV? ?VA WTfL v 4t 'V VJt ). h. sfeii "VOL. 1 mmiMicss CARIIS. H. E. Emerson, M. 0. Physician and Surgeon. OFFICE in Drug Store on Broad Street. J. H. Van Etten, Attorney-at-Law, OFFICE, Brown's Building, MlLFORD, PlKK CO., PA. John A. Kipp, Attorney-at-Law, OFFICE, opposite Court House, Milford, Pike Co., Pa. CHURCH DIRECTORY MILFORD. Fibot Prksbttrbiah ClH'RCII, Mllfunl; Salilmth w-rriMH at IO.HO A. M. nnil T IKI I'. M. 8llath school linmllU'l after the morning srrvloe. Prayer niit-tliiK Wl nmrtaj at 7.HO P. M. A oonllnl welcome will be. it'nilil U) all. . Thimo nut at tached to other churches are osijeelnlljr In vited. Kkv. Thomas Nichols, Pastor. Church or tiir Goon Piiki'HKMh, Mil ford: Servloea Sunday at lO.HO A. M. and 1 HO p. M. Sundnv school at S MO V. M. Week-day sorvlocs.Friday at 4.00P.M. Heats free. All welcomo. B. S. Lashiter, Rector. M. K. CHURCH. Services at the M. K. Church Suniliivi: Preaching- at 10.30 a. m. and at 7.30 n. m. Sunday school at 2 d. iii. KDWorth leaviie at fl.46 p. m. Weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays at 7.HU p. in. Ulan meeting oihhiuohhi oy Vt'm. Annie on Fridays at 7 30 p. ni. An earnest Invitation Is extended to anyone who mar desire to worshsp with us. Kkv. W. B. Nsrr, Pastor. MATAM0RAS. HOPE EVAWiEMCAL CHURCH, Mllta moras. Pa. Hervloo next Sunday as follows : Preaching at 10.80 a. lu. and 7 p. in. Hun day school p. m. Junior U. K. before and C K. prayer mooting after the even lug service. Mid-week prayer meeting every Wednewlay evening at 7.30. Heats irev. a Duniuu nnwic . ........ Kkv. J. A. WikuAnu, Pastor. Secret Societies. Marouo Loixib, No. 844, P. & A. M.: Lodge meets Wednesdays on or before Full Moon at ths Hawktll House, Milford, Pa. N. Kmory, Jr., Secretary, Milford. J. H. Van Uttun, W. M., Milford, Pa. Van Dsn Mark Lodge, No. 828, 1. O. O. F: Meets every Thursday evening at 7.30 p. m., Itrown s uuuiung. ueo. uuu nian, Jr., Seo'y. John h. Uourlay, N. G. T ..... T) .. . T d 1CV? T n O. F. Mw-ts every sewind and foiirth Fri days In eanh month In Old fellows' Hull, Drown building. Miss Minnie Beck, N. It. Katie Klein, Sec'y. Subscribe for the Press. Whether you win 'wealth or not . will depend upon your comprehen sion of the great underlying pnn triples of buHinosH and the adjust. ment of your affairs in reference .thereto. All of our readers are .desirous of obtaining his or her .share of the world's (rood things. This can only be done by keeping Dace with this progressive age. One's own individual efforts will -not suffioe. What is needed is co operation. You should keep posted on all things that you may need to buy. It is well established fact that the consumer (those who buy at retail') are paying in these United fttates from one to twenty-five per cent, more than is necessary, simply from the fact that they do not kocp posted on current prices. How long could a-merchant avoid failure vere he to nse such lax methods in making his purchases ? One would ouieklv say such dealer was a failure from the beginning, then vhy do you use this method in a atmall way ? It would eosc you but the request to keep pace with the tines in the war of prices on all mivA arttelea Ton are apt to use All that is needed is to notify BROWJi & ARMSTRONG, general merchants, Milford, Pa., and you will receive a monthly price sheet. Thev issue this the first of ' each month. They are also pleased at all times to furnish samples and to nil promptly all orders received by mall. Advertise in the Press. sties. The annual election of managers of the Milford cemetery association will be held at the oflice of C. W. Bull on Monday, January 0,' 1896. .from two to three o'clock p. m. Wiluam Mitchell, Seo'y. Milford, Pa.. Dec. 10th, 1895. '. A Jsisslry . Mr. John R. Rudolph, a practical and efficient workman is prepared to do all kinds of repairing of watehes, clonks and jewelry, with neatuess and at iwuionable prices, lis may be found at home on Brood street. tHv him a call. Milford January 9 W THE LYCEUM UNOPENED. Kindnees of Hon. Julio M. Foster in ItB Aid. Tttm Rooms Will 1. Opea Kirrr Kntntday Aflernoan from t His oTloek Some r.rtln.hl UMtlona as to rnnds Raised for Its Support. The rooms of the Lyceum Associa tion have been closed for sometime, the directors thinking it wiso to hus band their resources for use next summer. By the kindness of the lion. Julio M. Foster.tbcy liave now been put in funds so that something can be done this winter. On Saturday nftornoon of each week, from one till six o'clock the room will be oixn and warmed, under charge of a coinix'tcnt attendiint. During tho hours naineu the library may be consult)l,nnd IhwiUs may be drawn from it in accordance with the rules of the association. Wo learn with plotisuro that tho.se desiring will have access to tho li brary of the Lyceum during the winter, and hope the opportunity thus afforded will bo duly appre ciated, by a liberal patronage. There is no good reason why it should not be so. This library con tains many useful and interesting books, which should bo sought for and road.pnrticularly by tho younger members of the village. We have also for sometime boen rather curi ous to learn why it was that tho Lyceum was so short of funds. 1 If our recollection is not at fault, and if it is there are many who can cor rect it.in the summer of 1891 strenu ous effort was made to raise funds to put tho society on a good financial footing, and at a meeting held in the Lyceum rooms an enthusiastic gentleman, created two life mem bers and promised to pay tho mem bership fees $5 each. One of the members so created took and hold office, but the other, we are in formed, repudiated the generosity of the enthusiastic individual. The treasurer of 'the association has no record of any payment of those life membership, This same sanguine, and officious individual further proposed a dramatic entertainment for the benefit of the struggling as sociation, and sot to work to secure local and city talent to aid him This was readily secured for it was given out that tho proceeds of the play was to be given to the Lyceum Many people attended solely in the belief that they were contributing to a worthy object. A large audi ence was present and a fair estimate placed the net proceeds at not less than (100. Tho same company un der the same disinterested manage ment went to Port Jervis and there gave an entertainment, advertised to be for the same purpose, which was likewise generously attended. No accounting for the proceeds of these exhibitions has ever boen made to any official of the Lyceum, and not one penny of the money, a great part of which was certainly obtained by tho representations made as to the object for which it was being raised, has ever been paid over to its treasurer. What terms polite society might apply to such methods we do not know, but in legal phraseology, there can xj no question but that they would be characterized as obtaining money under false pretenses, and then em bezzling it. This is plain Anglo Saxon, but we think wholly justifia ble under the circumstances, and certainly exculpates tho Lyceum of ficials from any suspicion that they have been in any wise injudicious in their expenditures. The public should give support to a reading room, and it would be an adjunct to both the churches and schools, if one were properly maintained and patronized. Why cannot this be done ? There are certainly people enough in the village able, why should they not be willing to emu late the creditable example of the gentleman through whose generos ity the Lyceum is enabled to open its doors during tins winter. We will be glad to afford space in our columns for a pubho discussion Of this important matter. MltfOFvD, TiXft CLUBBING. RATES. Read What We Offer With the " Prom " Two Good Papers. By special arrangments with the Philadelphia. Prens we arc able) to offer that paper wwkly with hf Pikk County Pkkss at the exceed ingly low rate of $2.00 per1 year, Tho Philadelphia Press is One of the leading Republican newspapers in tho country, and its columns con tain all the state as well as national news. During the coming year, it will bo peculiarly Interesting? Every intellegent person should bo familiar with the local and- state news, and you cannot secure better mediums through which to gain this information then the two Presses. Send in your subscriptions and if at the end of the year you are not more than satisfied you shall nave both the next year free. Knowing the great aid which farmers can derive from n live agri cultural paper, wo have arranged Willi the iev York Farmer, to offer 1 1 in t paper with the Pkkss for one year for if.Od. The regular sub scription price of each is Ifrl .50, or we will furnish the Pkkss one year and the Fanner for threo months lor l.iU. This will bring you reading mat ter at a very low rate. For the small sum of fJ.W will send you all three lapcrs for one year. Just give tins I'oiiiinnation a year's trial, and see it it won't add to your knowledge iiia happiness. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Elizabeth Leo and John P. Leo to Frederick Kesling, deed dated Dec. 115, 1HU5. Lots in Matamoros Nos. Idound 155. Con, $1 Ent'd Jan. 3rd, John Meyer to John J. Robson, dated Dec. 31, 1895. Lots in Mata moras Nos. 67. Con. t'-'OO. Ent'd Jan. 3rd. A. D. Brown, trustee, estate of Christian Ott, deceased, to Charles Ott, deed dated Dec. 23rd. Land in Delaware, 80 acres. Con. 11.500. Ent'd Jan, 7. John C, Westbrook, et. ux. to Wesley and Milton D. Price, dated Dec. 10, 1895. Land in Greene, 439 acres. Con. $878. Ent'd Jan. 8. Lizzie R. Morford to John C. Wallace, dated Aug. 15. Land in Dingman township, 5 perches. Con. 110. Ent'd Jan. 8. COUNTY NOTES. Sheriff H. I. Cortright has ap. pointed Qoorge Gregory doputy sheriff and L. B. Hissam keeper of the jail. The county commissioners reap pointed Qeo.Swepenizer clerk of the board. By resolution of two of lhe com missioners the compensation of the eounty treasurer was fixed at 2 on all moneys received and 2 on all paid out. The county commissioners ap pointed C. W. Bull, Esq. solicitor at a salary of $75 per year. (i. A.Sweponizer appointed by the court auditor to audit the accounts of Prothonotary, and Recorder Westbrook finds that 207 judgments were entered during tho past year and 23 writs issued, 29 letters of administration granted, 318 deeds and 1(11 mortgages recorded. Journalistic. People who have taken, and read tho Orange County Fanner will be surprised and gratified to soe the new form and stylo that paper has taken as the New York Fanner, Horticulturist and Dairyman. It is a neat well printed sheet, replete with interesting matter, and cannot fail to be of great aid to those sivk ing advice and information concer ing agricultural matters. The first page is adorned with portraits of the owners and editors of the Farmer and also of its home, and on the fourth its press rooms are shown. Its editor in chief, Mr. E. O. Fowler, is too-well known as an authority on horticulture to need a word of com mendation, while Mr. W. T. Doty as managing editor is an able and forceful writer. The Farmer should be in the hands of every tiller of the soil or grower of fruits, and no doubt will meet with the success which its enterprise and merit de serves. COUNTY, TA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 18. STATE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Superintendent of Publio Intruo tiori Scb.aefTer'8 Report. Ths WWom nf Che Lrchriatars oSJ'suae. .tfoa Pralwd Mr. SehicnVr Is Mot la ' aytfiprtthr with t'nlform Ktamlnatlon roll Report, e. Dr. Nathan C. Behteffer, Superin tendent of Public Instruction of this state in his annual rojiort for tho school year ending Juno 3rd, 1895, i first calls attention to the wisdom of tho Legislature in not reducing the appropiation to the public schools for the two years commencing on the first Monday of Juno 1895. He says that although the annual a mount has reached the magnificent sum of five and one half millions dollars, it docs not cover one third of tho exjienditures for the public instruction. lie also praises the Legislature for its generous liberali ty in aiding our higher institutions of learning. He does not express himself as in sympathy with the clamor for uniform examinations throughout tlie entire state. lie says to do this or to make it des irable it would be necessary to legis late that children must be born, un iform, that their environment shall be made uniform, and (hat the call ings to which they a;v iUted shall be uniform. He approves the act for tho establishment of free public li braries in tho several school des triets, and thinks it may result in great good. He says tho moral ef fect of tho compulsory school law has been salutary in causing more pupils to attend who would other wise have absented themselves. Good results he exiM-cts will follow from the recent legislation designed to prevent tho spread of couta.iotn deseasos, and to improve the sani tary condition of the school houses and surroundings. Ho says that in the counties like Berks, Lebanon, Lehigh and Northampton, a very large population still use in their houses the vernacular of their fore fathers, and he thinks that in these sections, the study of English and its use on the play-ground should be insisted on as one of the chief essen tials of the school curriculum, and in this connection he mentions what a pupil should above all others things acquire at school, 1. The ordinary school virtues. 2. The English language includ ing the power to think and to express thought both in script and speech. 3. A taste for good reading and the power to use books aright. 4. A knowledge of business forms and the ability to perform the calculations required in barter and trade. 5. Sufficient knowledge of hy giene to observe the laws of health. 8, Enough geography and history to see the relation of good govcr ment to the welfare of the people. 7. A willingness to make sacri fices in the cause of right and truth and in the interest of humanity at home and abroad. We have now thirteen state nor mal schools, each with ample build ings, and a corps of instructors numbering from eleven to forty, ind an annual attendance of several hundred making an .aggregate of over five thousand students who arc preparing to teach. In speaking of county superintend ents, he says u good superintendent earns many times his salary, and a poor one is. too dear at any price. The Cgrnphiiiter Indians in Wurren county luive a school for which an annual' appropriation of three hund red dollars is made. It is attended by eighteen Indians and six white children, belonging to families who have rented lauds on the reserva tion. The present teacher of this lost remnant of the red man in Penn sylvania is Miss Gay Phillips. The number of school teachers in the State is 26,0b8 : schools, 25,34 ; male teachers, 8,62 ; female, 17,4i50. Average, salary of male teachers per month, $44.52 ; female teachers, 138:34. Number of pupils 1,070,012 and the total expenditures, KVJ'J-', 851,1. The report shows an in crease of nearly 30,000 in' the num. her of pupils, nd an increase of over $5.00 per month" in the salary of f(fmale teachers. Tho doctor says the children of the commonwealth owe a debt of prow found gratitude! to the editors of the Irading daily and weekly papers, for their assistance hi arousing" tne public to the need of better school housos.longor terms, higher salaries and more efficient instruction. . OBITUARY. JUDOE HENRY A. MOORR. The older residents of Milford will romembor the genial face and cor dial manner of Judge Moore who perhaps twenty-five years ago began visiting Milford, stopping at the iSawkill House, for several years in succession. Latterly his visits have been mure infrequent, and of shorter duration, and ho has made the Hotel Fauchero his abode while here. He lias held the position of Judge of the Uomm m Pleai and S.ssi nn Court in Brooklyn for ni ro than a score if years, and was esteemed an able ;ind upright Judge, nnd asa pleasant i'i 1 s I 'i.il gentleni in. His recent demise in Urookli'n will cause a pang of sorrow to those here who knew him. .His ago was about 70 years. Surviving are a widow and three sons. ( II.Mil.KS WOOD JACKSON. Charles Wood Jackson, who for several summers visited hcre,board ing with Mrs. Andrews, died sud denly Sunday last at Abilene, Texas. Ho was a lawyer, a member of the stock exchange and a prominent ma son. His age was 58 years. He is survived by a widow nnd two sons, one of whom had just sailed for Eu rojie, to visited President Arthur's sons in l'aris, A 3jy In ths Photograph Business. When photographer J.A.Myers went to his studio in this borough, Wednesday morning he found a ' slate of things " not to his satisfac tion. Several valuable lens and other articles were missing. The front door was open showing that entrance had been effected by fitting a key to its lock. Suspecting a young lad about seventeen years old from the fact that he had been loitering about the room the preced ing day, Mr. Myers procured a search warrant and with Constable Hermann proceeded to the bouse of Mrs. Charles Wirtz, There a care ful search was instituted wnich re sulted in finding nearly all the stolen property hidden under a floor board in the attic. On making enquiry of Mrs. Wirtz, she informed the offi cer that her son Willie Wirtz, who was the suspected person, was up at John Lauers. He was found there by the Constable and brought to Milford and lodged in jtil, M. Myer was fortunate in securing his goods, which amounted in value to over six ty dollars. Young Wirt was taken before Esquire Cortright on Thurs day morning and in default of $100 bail was re-committed to jail. ITEMS OF INTEREST. The largest steel arch' bridge, in the world is to bo built, at Niagara Falls. The arch' will W 850 feet long, and the stone work is to lie, be gun this fall. The contract for the steel will be filled this winter,, so that tho whole structure Citn be completed this year. The bridge is to be constructed from tho plans of Mr. C. C. Buck, who is also chief engineer of the Eust River bridge. Exchange. The numlier of postage stamps that are used every day by the peo ple of the United Stutes is estimated at $12,000,000. Earl Sherwood, of Honesdale has invented and iwtented an ingenious device to save people from becoming trolley victims. This contrivance is described as exceedingly simple, au tomatic in operation, easily shifted from one end of the car to the other, and, when in collision with a person or any shnikir obstacle, it drops to tho ground and picks up the obj.-ct in a wire netting, thus preventing contract with tho wheels. He has nanujit ' Tho Defender. " Indep. endent. PERSONAL. The post holiday exedus of young people has taken place, and Milford has again assumed its wonted air of repose. Mis-i Bertha Vv'illiams'on re turned to Ihanchville, New Jersey, for the winter, Miss Dorothy Wolf to her homo in New York ;. the Misses Li ki and Bessie Van Etten, John Van Etten, Theodore Baker and Frank Cross to their duties alt Nyack ; George It. Bull, Misses Bonnie Cross, Linda Klaerand Katie Bixk to Blair Hall; Walter Angle to Hackcttstown ; Fred Klaer to Goshen, Miss Helen R. Biddis to Washington, D. C, Fraloy Baker to Holxikcn N. J., Emilo Bergot to Baltimore, Md., and W. A. H. Mitchell to the New York law school. Miss Annie Baker will soon go to New York with Miss Lucy Kent, for a visit anion;' friend and relatives. Miss iiei'i.ia Williamson gave on New Year rive, a Boston tea party to t.ios w.io a! tended the Y. P. S. !. c i.iveo.i i,i held at B is ton last sa.mii . I ,ie reiivshinents con sisted if ii i'i -1 !i.miu, br.wn bread, p im.ikei ; and d in diii!its. Kill ers ill's piiil is.iphy furnished the mental p lo.iluni, and Puritanism the jiropri,-; ies of the occasion. Mr. Uene llollfus, the art;.;., who was f .r s i.iieti.iie a resid-'ut of this place, is di nuiciled at ( 'lisson, France. Miss Happy Van Wyck, after siK'iuling the holidays here has re turned to school at Washington. Mr. Martin Ilatton, Mr. John Marsch nnd Mr. O. J. Gebhardt, county auditors are wrestling with the settlement of the county finan ces this week. C. P. Mott is clerk. Mr. Jacob O. Brown nnd Lewis Chattillon with sheriff H. I. Cort right have been engaged in filling ihe jury wheel and drawing a panel of grand and traverse jurors for the Aair. h term of court. Fx. Sheriff I). i. Newman is their dork. Mr. Ma.wc!l Ti.'iiiK.r, ice British consul at ,V ,v V nv:,ha -. i..-eii spend ing a few l.i;, . iii .l;ii. ml. Mr. M.ii i hi.:s ( iiai I liioii, an aged resident of iJo. ;:n.m township is in very feeble. l;.-iu: !i. Mr. B. ( '. 1 i or i on, ho is spending the winter itii his daughter, Mrs. A. 1). Brown, suffered n Stroke of par.. . ,-i ; last week. His Vocal orga!i.iiivall'oct.ed, but other wise, it was not severe. His con dition however does not improve, and his age which is nearly 85 years does not justify hopes of recovery. Mr. Frank Marvin, son of Mr. Charles Marvin, of Westfall town ship, Pike count v, Pa., started lost Tuesday afternoon for Birmingham. Ala., w here he exacts to pass the winter. , The new sheriff, H. I. Cortright, and Coroner Lorcnz Geiger took the oaths of oflice Monthly Jan. 8, and respectively assumed their duties as county officials. Now if you don't want to be sat upon by Mr. Geiger refrain from committing suicide. Mr. Charles O. Wilkin, of the Philadelphia Dental College, left Matanioras Monday morning on the Orange County Express on the Erie for Philadelphia, lie has been at his home in Matanioras during the In didays. John (iouvlay has been reap pointed janitor of the Court, House for the c iniiig year at a salary of $175. 'Wesley Wat son, who has been so journ:!. iii the City of Brotherly Love fi r tiiepat ,-ix week returned to his home a few days ago. We learn with regret that Hon. D. M. Vau Auken is quite seriously indisposed. It is to Ik; hoped that ho may spcodidy recover. Mr. Hudnut Operated On. Dr. H. B. Swartwout is in receipt of a letter Thursday from Brooklyn stating that Rev. W. II. Hudnut, lately of this village, was operated on Wednesday at St. John's Hospi tal for appendicitis. The letter fur ther states that the dominie is re- coveringas well a.-, could l o expected rr t!: iiiera: ion. IVoph t I.) "roe, .-ays -.'aero wid be plenty of January weutlier, three blizzards, three sno.v storm. s and twelve cold v.aves. i The PRESS is the best ADVERTISING MEDIUM in the county. ply for rates. No. II. ERIEF MENTION.' Win. Angle, who is buying walnut luinls'r for the U. S. (Jovennent to lie used in the manufacture ;of gun stocks, recently "cut rt tree on the farm' of W.. II... Rose, in Westfall township, which measures across the butt wdiere it was sawed down, six feet and a luilf. It is estimated that the first log 18 feet long will cut about 1500 foot of lumber. This one troe alono will furnish stocks enough to equip a regiment. Pike will do her share in the next war. ' ' .The widow of the late John Doty, who was kiiled on Kingston , avenne, Port Jervis, last full, by Officer Loreanx, has through her attorney, , John W. Lyon, filed a claim of $25,000 against the village for the death of her husband. Union. . Canada sold us during tho cal- andar year 195 over" 2.(l(!0.000 worth of hay. This is double tho amount sold us during the previ ous year under the old tariff of t per ton. The tariff now is $2 per ton. Farmers who is hem fitted by this reduction of the tariff.? Aro you or the Kanuek. Canadian horses are also cros sing the boiih rat a liberal rate, lm. ports for ten months lioing about double those of a year ago. Tho former rate was :!o specific duty, it. is now 20 per cent ml valorem, this leaves the rate largely to the consci ence of the importer. Total inqHirts for 10 months were 11,735 against, 5928 a year ngo. The tariff isa tax, abolish it, the demtx-rats say. At the coming elm 4 ion in Feb- ; roary, tho number of town council men to 1) elected in boroughs not divided into words is seven, two for one year, two for two years, and three for three years, nnd the length of time they shall serve shall lie de signated on the ballots. The coun cilmcn now in olliee, shall act with those to be elected, unt il the expira tion of their term, and after their places ha e become vacant they shall not again In' filled. Milford will therefore; have nine cour.cilmen for the. coining year. We ought to bo well governed if numbers count for wisdom. An alarm of fire this week startled our citizens. It proved to bo the roof of a house occupied by C. Vant'issel and owned by H. B. Wells. A few pails full of, water extingushed the b hie. Hie how; company was promptly on hand but found some of their hose frozen full of ice. No comment is neces sary, but it may be pertinent to en quire whether it would not be a good scheme for our borough fathers to build and own a proper building in which to keep the hose carriages and ladder truck, one where the boys could properly dry and repair the hose.and keep the apparatus in good condition. Some day such neglect may be an expensive matter to our town. " H. L., " the versatile corves pendent of the "Gazette" writes that paer that he visited Milford last week, and saw, ;i boy, a couplo of (logs, and a house. Well, Well, this reminds us of a lit tie poet ry wo once learned the first line of which is as follows. Pussycat, pussy cat, where have you lieou etc. Tho Lehman township corres pondent of the Dispatch "A. W. H." has just adjusted his goggles and now sees things. Good times and prosperity. Factories and mills starting, public works booming, prices advancing, wages increased, public confidence restored, wheels of industry humming. Hon. J. J. Hart on two important committees, tho eyes of the country on the Dem ocratic party, and Pike a voice in the halls at Washington. Though long silent she is now to the front to stay. Gee, whiz, bang, boom, sizzle! A(h) W(hat) n(allucinn tion). Revival Meetings in Mattmoras. Revival services were held ill the Ep worth M. E. Church every even ing this week. Ail interesting time was had and the attendance wa.4 large. The New York Sun, says Ex-President Harrison will soon wed Mis, Iiimniii'k.