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Hon Evangelical Church, Mat
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J. H. Van Ktten, W. M., MUford, Pa.
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" ' 044 Fallows KaUrUissg.
. The' 'members of Vandermark
Xodga. Jto. 828, 1 O. O. F. went to
fort Jerria Wednesday night of this
week ted wee Tery pleasantly en
tortaised by the Port Jervis Lodge
An" UbrU supper was served in
- tlSStiM OtMTi .
Ths fire department of the borough
elected the following officers Jan . 1 1
; Chief Jacob Klaer Jr. .
First AssistantA. D. Brown
Becond AssisWnt-rtf ai&aa Emery,
S D. V. R. R. A CHESTNUT ?
The Burgess, of Stroudsburg, Ve
toes the City Ordinance.
Talk of the Delaware TalUy Rallread
Again The Road May Be Itnn
Throngh Hew Jersey ttas a Hard
Time In Kast Strood.bnrg.
Some time ago the town council
of East Stroudsburg passed Rn or
dinance granting a right of way to
the Delaware Valley Eloctrio Rail
road. Subsequently this was
amended so as to be acceptable to
tne company, and so it passed. The
burgess now vetoes the amended or
dinanoe, and in this he is sustained
by the town council.
The Times has the following : Vr
H. Shull, who was made presi
dent of the Delaware Valley Rail
way at its re-organization, was
rather surprised at the new turn of
the affairs. He stated that he was
almost resolved to give up the idea
of ever trying to got a railway up
the valley. Council's action in bus.
taining the mayor after voting for
the amendments asked was very
peculiar and he was at a loss to un
derstand it. He stated that he had
enough money to build the road
and place the rolling stock.
The Hon. M. F. Coolbaugh, a di
rector and one of the men instru
mental in getting the right of way
through the Delaware Valley was
also greatly disappointed over the
turn the affairs had taken. He
stated that the right of way had been
secured front three and one-half
miles above Marshall's Creek clear
down to Reeder Posten's. He was
for turning around and leaving the
borough altogether and coming into
this town, something that could
easily be done.
Many of the business men of East
Stroudsburg expressed themselves
as being sorry that the propects of
the road were so dim, especially
those who are the creditors of the
In pursuance of the plan to leave
East Stroudsburg out, surveyors
have been placed on the line to sur
vey a route via the N. Y. S. & W.
tracks to Stroudsburg, and the re.
turn of Mr. Carrick, who was the
former engineer in charge of the D.
V. E. R. W. from Lima Ohio where
he now is awaited, when a survey
will be made from the Delaware
Water Oap to Bushkill. There is
something slightly peculiar, to say
the least, about the way the council
and burgess of East Stro udsburg
act in this matter.
The Stroudsburg Times says Di
rector Peters of the Delaware Valley
R. R. Co., has reoeived a letter from
a firm of New York railway oontrac
tors stating that they will build the
road to Bushkill as soon as the
weather gets warm. .
From Bushkill to Port Jervis a
new route will bo surveyed on the
New Jersey soil. The one in this
state has already been surveyed
The most feasible of the two routes
will be used.
A new charter will have to be pro
cured for the road, which will be ap
Director Ed. Peters says that the
residents of New Jersey have offered
the oompany $7,000 with prospects
of 13,000 more, if they would build a
bridge across the river at Bushkill
aBd go into Port Jervis on New Jer
sey soil. According to Mr. Peters
it would be a much cheaper route as
the cost .of the bridge at Bushkill
would he muoh less than at Mata
moras. The right of the way has
also been promised.
The following is the report of In
termediate School, Milford, for the
month ending Jan. 13. Number en
rolled, 30 j average attendance for
month, 28 ; percentage of attendance
83. . Present every day j Lewis Ore.
gory, George Lattimore, Willie Tur
ner, Willis gteele, John Fuller, Ben
pie Beardsley, Clara Van Camp,
Mamie Struble, Mary Owen, Josie
Beardsley and Helen Lanchantin.
Jso. C. Watsok . Teacher.
On Tuesday morning at 10, a.m.,
quiet wedding was celebrated at
the home of the bride, on Water
street in this borough, when Miss
Georgia May Briard, a well known
vivacious and intelligent young lady
was married to Joseph M. Petrik
ovsky, a" journalist of New York.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Thos. Nichols, in the presence
of a select company of friends, after
which the happy couple took their
departure on a wedding tour. They
will reside in New York where Mr.
Petrikovsky is employed on one of
the large dailies and is also a corres
pondent of the Moscow Gazette.
The District Times published at
St. Mary Cray England under date
of Oct. 18 contains an account of a
fashionable and pretty wedding,
that of Mr. Henry Ward to Miss
Rachel Littlejohn Gray.third daugh
ter of Mr. Wm. Cannon Gray. The
bride is a neice of Mr. John Findlay
of this place. The presents given
the happy couple and enumerated
in the paper is evidence of the wide
acquaintance, and high esteem in
which they are held in their native
JOHN B. DAVIS
Mr. John B. Davis, who was sev
erely, and as it now proves fatally
injured some weeks ago, died Tues
day evening at his home in Monta
gue township, Sussex county N. J.,
The Fly Whl Ctsis Of. .
While Mr. Charles and Edward
Quin n were threshing oats on Tues
day with a two horse power machine
the nut holding.the large belt wheel
on the power suddenly came off al
lowing the wheel also to fly off the
axle. Thus rolieved the horses were
thrown violently backward from the
machine, and one fell, but was not
seriously injured. The other one
was wholly unharmed.
ARRESTED FOR SELLING HORSE MEAT.
A South Bethlehem Butcher Bought It
In Allentown and Made Bologna Out
A South Bethlehem butcher named
Wilhelm Zerwig was arrested on
Thursday morning, charged with
selling horse meat to his customers,
representing it to be beef. ' One of
his customers took a rib roast and
shin, that he had bought at Zerwig's
shop, to a veterinarian at that place
named Bachman, and the latter,
after examination, pronounced it
Complaint was then made against
Zerwig before Justic Krauskopf ,and
the accused furnished bail for a hear
ing. He admitted his guilt. He
said he was in the habit of buying
horse flesh from a party in Allen
town for making bologna. When
the accused heard he was to be ar
rested he took all the horsemeat he
had in his shop away and hid it.
Hsw Did ths Cst Ct I th o.
All boys have heard of the pro
blem of the man who had several
geese and foxes, and wished to carry
them across a river in a certain
number of trips, aud not leave any
geese and foxes in too close relation
ship. Here is another problem of
interest. Lon Greening wishing to
remember his friend in New York
Mr.Claisse with a turkey Christmas,
took the bird to Ira Travis who put
it in a box, nailed it up securely and
brought the box to the express office
of Mr. Findley, who conveyed it to
Port Jervis, and shipped it to its
destination. When it arrived there
there was a large cat in the box and
the major part of the noble bird was
in the cat. Query, how did that cat
get in the box?
The syndicate organized by J.
P. Morgan & Co., to take the govern
ment bonds, has been dissolved. In
his circular letter to the members
he says, " We feel perfectly satisfied
that there is no question of the suc
cess of the loan. "
MILFORD, PIKE COUNTY, TAM FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1896. ,
VACCINATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN.
Tronhle in Oxford llorongh. Pa., mnlle
Rev. A. P., Hutchinson, who has
nine children five of whom attendf
the public schools In that plaee is
opposed to vaccination,' and recent
ly when the principal bf the school
sJnt two of the children home, one
on account of not being vaccinated
and the other to procure a certificate
that he had been( the reverend gen
tleman threatened if any more tro
uble arose that he would secure an
injunction. The principal sent an
other child homo with a note
saying she would not be allowed to
return to school until she wa9 either
vaccinated or had a certificate that
she had beeh. The school board rc
lies.on the act of 1895, which is to
provide for the moro effectual pro
tection of the pnblio health in the
several municipalities of this co m
monwealth. The secretary of the
board, W. T. Fulton, has received
the following letter from Nathan C.
Schaeffer, sujicrintendcnt of the De
partment of Public Instruction, re
specting the matter :-
"Dear Sir :-I have not. been ureinir
directors to enforce the law relating
to vaccination except, where an ep
idemic prevails. My fear lifts been
that by reason of removals, deaths
of the practicing physicians and
physical conditions which prevent
vaccination.many children might be
kept out of Bchool. The law is, of
course, clear and explicit, and direc
tors can enforce it whenever they
see fit. But in all cases I would ad
vise the exercise of koixI judgment
and sound common sense.
" Yours truly, .
V "N.C. Schaeffer. 1
The Altoeltted Health Authorities of PiRsiyl
Philadelphia, Jan. 8th. 1896.
The Third Annual Meeting of the
Associated Health Authorities of
Pennsylvania, will bo held in the
rmpreme Court room, Harrisburg,
Thursday and Friday, January 23rd
and 24th, 1896. The session will
commence at 10 a. in. on Thursday
The subjects for discussion will
be : legislation for Pure Milk ; the
Protection of Water Supplies ; the
wanitary Kola t ion or Klaughter
Houses and Pork Packing Establish
ments the collection of large num
bers of hoi's, and the various emana
tions from the processes attendant
on the Commercial Utilization of
Offahto Diphtheria ; the Law of 1896,
to limit the spread of contagions
The chairman of the executive
committee, Dr. Benjamin Lee, 1532
Pine street, Philadelphia, has been
authorized to receive papers on ad
All Hoards of Health are earnestly
requested to send delegates to the
meeting. Card orders for reduced
fare on the railroads may be ob
tained by application to the secre
tary, stating which road will be
Wm. B. Atkinson, M. D., Secy,
1400 Pine Street, Philadelphia-.
Washington's Birthday Mem
orial day and Independence day all
fall on Saturday.
Ths U of Acetyless Git.
Acetylene gas while not a novelty,
for its extraordinary illuminating
power has been long known, is yet
probably new to most people, an
the idea of using it on a large scale
is recent. It is made of coke and
lime, whioh materials are both
cheap and abundant. Under the
great heat of the eloctrio furnace
the substances combine chemically
and form what in known as calcium
carbide. This substance, placed in
water, no heat is used, decomposes,
and the elements recombine, form
ing acetylene gas and lime. The
coke, which is carbon, unites with
the hydrogen of the water and
leaves the lime originally mixed
with the coke free again. The light
from this gas is ten tunes more
brilliant than tluit from ordinal y
gas, one small burner using one
cubic foot of gas an hour, is amply
sufficient for a good sized room.
where two four-foot burners of gas
will not answer. It is likely to be
very cheap, and can used in the pip.
ing now in city houses, and can be
supplied to houses in the country
can be used for lighting cars and
streets, and colors can be seen as
accurately under this light as under
sunlight. These are a few of the
wonders of this new illuiuinaut.
It will be good news to his many
friends and acquaintances to learn
that Rev. W. H. Hudnut is much
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Brodhcad,.
of Flemington, and formerly of Pike
Co., celebrated the fiftieth anniver
sary of their marriage at their home
Tuesday evening. They have an un
broken family of ten children, con
sisting of seven sons and three
daughters. The youngest child of
the family is thirty-one years old.
Had not two grandchildren died
ulxnit two years ago, there would
have been just fifty children and
grand children. Times.
A. F. Grosch, who lives back of
Nichecronk pond in Delaware town
ship where he lias erected a large
lxording house, was in town Mon-
Col. John Baldwin, of New York,
who is a regular visitor at Milford
took occasion this week to visit here
a few days. The Colonel seems to
enjoy these little outings immen
Ed. H. Mott, the well known Au
thor of Pike County Folks.and num
erous bear and snake stories, has
been confined to his home in New
York since about December 1 1895.
He is improved in health and now
W. J. Kellam.a well known sales
man for Goff & Co., of Binghampton
N. Y., accidentally shot, and killed
himself Jan. 10th at his home in
Middletown, N. Y., He was show
ing a revolver which he had pur
chased, to his daughter when the
wenpon slipped from his hand, and
in endeavoring to catch it.it was dis
tffiargod; the ball entering his heart.
He livod only a moment. Mr Kel-
lnm was well and favorably known
in this county ,and was related to the
Kellam's of Paupoc. He leaves a
widow and one daughter.
We regret to learn that Mr. Ed
ward Herbert Noyos is quite seri
Hon. D. M. Van Auken is, we are
glad to see convalescing, and is now
able to be down town.
Mr. Wilfred Brodhcad is suffering
a severe attack of inflammatory rhe
Miss Fannie Diramick has re
turned from a brief visit to the Me
tropolis. Miss Hattie Decker is assisting at
Brown and Armstrongs while the
annual inventory is being taken.
Miss Annie Baker, returned home
with Miss Lucy Kent Monday. The
young ladies will visit Nyack tomor
row. On dit that Miss Kent and Mr.
Murry H. Chapin.of Brooklyn, have
come to a mutual understanding, in
fact are both in suspense, and will
be until the holy man says I pro
nounce you etc.
Mrs. J. C. Chamberlain, has been
on a visit in Lehman.
Mr. Richard Humbert of Brooklyn
N. Y., who designs opening a board
ing house here next summer, was in
town this week.
Ben Emery now wields the birch
in Dark Swamp.
Mrs. Carrie Wilkes, has returned
to her home in Port Jervis, after
visiting here a few days.
Miss Marie Lousia Gumore will
appear in Honesdale with the Moz.
art Symphony Club Jan. 22.
Judge G. S. Purdy of this district
was a gueut at the reception tendered
to the judges of the Superior Court
in Scranton, Monday evening.
Mr. B. C. Horton, slowly improves.
Mr. M. Chattillon still remains
Mr. Frank Miller of Matamoras,
was at Milford, on business Wednes
Mr. Chancey West, a prosperous
millor of Middletown, N. Y., visited
his brother Linford West, this week
A marriage license, was issued by
prothonotory Went brook, Jan. 16 to
Franklin E. Buchter and Ida Robae
ker of Greene township.
- Jesse Shoemaker, of Stroudsburg,
visited Milford, Thursday. Jesse ex.
poets to become a resident of Del
aware, in the spring and will reside
on the old homestead.
Easter Sunday this year falls
on April 6.
IMPORTANT INSURANCE DECISION.
An Insnrer Brought Suit Against An
Agent of a Foreign Company.
Mr. Justice Dean of the Supreme
Omrt, handed down a decision Jan.
6th in an insurance case, which is
of great moment to insurance agents.
The case went up from Alleghany
county. An insurer suffered a loss
by fire, and, attempting to recover,
learned that the risk had been pi need
with a wild-cat Virginia com
pany which had never been licensed
to do business in this state. As he
could not reach the company he
brought suit against the agents or
brokers who had effected his insur
ance. The act of May 1 1876 makes
the agent of any insurance company
of any other state or goverment
which does not comply with the la ws
of this state personally liable on all
contracts of insurances made by or
through him, directly or indirectly,
for or in Ixihalf of any such com
pany8. At the trial in the lower
court the agent tried to avoid respon
sibility, by pleading that they wore
not the agents of the company, but
were acting for the projierty owner
who asked the insurance. Judge
McClung in his charge to the jury
held that an agent of an insurance
company could be so constituted
without a formal appointment, writ
ing risks for the company, and an
acceptance of them by it, was a rati
fication of his act, and to all intents
and purposes made him its agent.
The jury accepted this law and ren
dered a verdict agoinst. the agents
for the amount of loss on the policy.
The Supreme court affirms this doc
trine, and it is one which will tend
to make agents more careful about
writing policies in companies not li
censed to do business in this state.
It is a decision which goes far to
wards protecting the insured party,
and if the company is not liable, it
makes the agent responsible.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Augustus F. Gardner et. ux. to
Thomas J. Hurley, trustee, dated
Dec. 27, 1895. Land in Dingman
township, 50 acres. Con. 100. Ent'd
Walter J. Marsdon, et. ux. to Leon
Vignaud, dated Jan. 3, 1896. Land
in Green, lots in Manor Park , Con.
50. Ent'd Jan. 13.
At Lancaster, Miss E. W. Graham
of Chicago, representing a firm of
that city dealing in women's under
wear attempted to jump out of a
window while delirious from exces.
An effort is boing made to connect
the Scranton School of law with
Wilmer M. Bate' a 19 year old son
of Richard Bate, of Conshohocken
Pa.', died January 10 from an opera
tion to relieve appendicitis.
Miss Lottie Lupton, a trained
nurse was killed at Pittsbnrg, Jau.
10, by being struck on the head by
the cab of a locomotive, She stood
too close to the edge of the platform.
Eastou Republicans have made
their nominations for city officers.
The interest manifested was remark
able, and the attendance at the cau
cuses correspondingly large. How
ard A. Hartzcll, was nominated for
Harrisburg Republicans,' also
turned out astonishingly at a rati
flcation meeting held to ratify the
municipal ticket. There was not
room enough for them, and hund
reds turned away. Many who have
not attended political meetings for
years were present.
M. E. Church Social.
The ladies of.the M. E. church will
give a " clip " sociable on Tuesday
Jan. 21st at the home of Mrs Thos.
Armstrong. Ice cream and cake
will be served at a very small cost
to assist the ladies iu procuring
funds to be used in decorating the
church. It is earnestly hoped that
a large number of friends and mem.
bers of the church will be present to
enjoy a social evening. A surpruie
in the way of entertainment is
promised. Attend and you will find
out what a clip sociable is.
is the besit
Apply for rates.
BRIEF MENTION. '
Lent bogins February Kith.
Thomas Clark, and a party of
seven other hunters on Saturday ...
January 11, killed a bear in Nebo
swamp, back (if Snyder-' in Lehman
township. The bear was shot near
her nest, and in examining it three
cubs were forind in it with thoii
eyes not yet open, showing them to
be of a very tender ago. The hunt
ers took the culis, and will try to
raise them. -There was no terrific
encounter with the dogs, hair
breadth escapes, hugging matches,
or other scenes of desolation or
grim affection. It was a simplo case
of shooting the mother liear, and
picking up her blind kittens.
We want to inform the Ixiys in
ample time so that, they may lw in
funds when the great event occurs,
and so that they may begin sweep
ing snow, and doing odd chores for
pennies. Barnum and Bailey's groat
circus will be in Port Jervis June 3
1896, and every boy will want to be
in it. "
The Merchants National Bank
of Newton, N. J., was organized in
February 1865, on tho thirteenth day
of the month, with thirteen direc
tors, and has been a very siiceo-uf nl
and prosperous corporation.
It is reported on what seems to
be excellent authority that our for
mer townsman and ex-Postmaster
Jas. 8. Drake, has again been ,nn
fortnate in the selection of a board-
ing house. A few wepks aso ho
temporarily sojourned in tho Scran
ton jail-, and now has taken up quar
ters, involuntarily, in tha Montrose
hotel of the same character.
While Arthur McCarty, Frank
Gehrig and John Palmer, three
small boys were up in Deep Hollow,
a mile or so from town on Wednes
day, they saw a largo catamount.
The brute made toward thorn, and
they all lost further curiosity in its
movements and came hastily away.
There can be no doubt from tho des
cription thoy give, and tho fact that
Mrs. Wcidor in going homo, when
near the same place was chased by o
large animal the preceding day.
A Cheap Paint.
A method of painting farm build
ings and country houses, whilo by
no means new, is yet so little known
and so deserving of wider applica
tion as to warrant a deseription.says
an exchange. The paint has but.
two parts, both cheap materials, be
ing water lime or hydraulic cement
and skimmilk. The cement is placod
In a bucket, and the skimmilk, sweet,
is gradually added, stirring con
stantly,' until just about the con
sistency of good cream. The stir
ring must be thoroughly done to
have an overflow.and if too thin the
mixture will run on tho building
and look streaked. The proportions
cannot be exactly stated, but a gal
lon of milk requires a full quart of
cement and sometimes a little more . -This
is a convenient quantity to
mix at a time for one person to use.
If too much is prepared, the cement
will settle and harden before all is
A flat paint brush alxmt 3 inches
wide is the best implement to use
with this mixture. Lay it on ex
actly as with oil paint. It can lxi ap
plied to wood work, old or now, and
to brick or stone. When dry, the
color is a light creamy brown, or
what some would call a yellowish
stone color. This skimmilk cement
paint, well mixed, without adding
color, has a good body, gives Hmoot h
satisfactory finish on cither wotxl or
stone and wears admirably. Yon
can do this warm days in winter and
it will add 100 in appearance to
your buildings. Try it.
One hundred and ninetMjn years
ago Christmas Eve, U. Washington
and some more of the boys crossed
the river at Trenton and rounded up
1,000 hirelings that John Bull luid
sent over here for the purpose of
keeping the struggling infant colon-,
ies in vussaluge. Our memory is
good, John, and we hav.i not for
gotten that you imposed on us when
we were little and now if you suss
us any over the Venezuelan ufiiuirs
we will lick you again. Independent.
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