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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT MILFORD, FA. J. H. Van Etten, Editor. Terms Ono dollar and fifty cents n j-ear in advance. Hiniilk Copies, Five Cents. VOL 1 HVSINK.SS I AKIIS. 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, MlLPORP, 1'lKE Co., Pa. John A. Kipp, Attorney-at-Law, OFFICE, opposite Court House, Milford, Pike Co., Pa. CHURCH DIRECTORY MILFORD. FlllST PUKSRYTKItl AN ClU'lUH, Milford; Snlilmth services lit ln.:iil A. M. anil 7.:UI 1'. M. Sahliath school immediately idler the lunrninu; servii-e. Prayer meetinir Wed nesday nt 7.:io r. i. A cordial welcome will lit' extended to all. Those not at tached to ol her chun-hos are eserially in vitril. Kkv. Thomas Nichols, Pastor. ClIIHCH OF TUB (iOOl) SlIKl'IIKHM, Mil- ford: Seniles Sunday at 1111 A. M. anil T.: P. m. Sunday sihool at : .:& i M. Week-day si tv ici's. Friday at J.tmp.M. Scats free. All welcome. II. S. Lassitkii. Hi'ctor. M. K. C'llt ncil. Services at tin' M. K. Chureh Sundays: I'reaihiiiu; at HI .'tu u. in. and at ?.: p. m. Sunday whool at 2 1). in. Kpworlli IvMKiii" at M.I5 p. in. Weekly prayer mvtinr. on Wednesdays at 7.:HI p. in. Class init-tiiif conducted liy Wm. Annie on Fridays at 7.:tn p. in. An earnest invitation is extended to anyone who mav desiri' to wovshsp with us. Kkv. V. K. Nuke, Pastor. MATAMORAS. ITOPF F.VANOKLICAI. C'nriw it. Mntn morns. Pa. Servii-cs next Sunday as follows: Preaching at lo.:iu a. in. and 7 p. in. Sun day school at S p. in. Junior ('. K. lieloiv and (J. K. prayer meeting al'ter the even ing service. Mid-wivk prayer uus'ting every Wednesday evening at 7.110. Seats free. A cordial welcome to all. Come. Kkv. J. A. Wikuami. Pastor. Secret Societies. MlLFOKl) lyOPOE, No. 344, F. & A. M.: Lodge iniH'ts Wednesdays on or licfore Full Moon at the Sawkill House, Mllfonl, Pa. X. F.merv, ,lr., Sceretnrv, Milford. J. H. Van Kttcn, V. M., JJlll'tml, Pa. Van Pkk Mark J.oiiuf, No. H-.'S, I. O. O. K: Mii'ts every Thursday evening at 7,:HI p. in., Brown's Building, Geo. Dim man, Jr., Scc'y. John Jj. Gnurlay, N. G. PlilPENCE KKBKKAH IjOIIHK, 1(17, I. O. O.K. Mivts every wcond and fourth Fri days in each month in Odd Fellows' Hall, Brown's huilding. Miss Minnie Beck, N. ii. Katie lvlein, Sec'y. Subscribe for tho 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 our readers are desirous of obtaining his or her share of the world's gotxl things. This can only lie done by keeping juice with this progressive age. 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 tho consumer (those who buy nt 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 Jiosted on current prices. How ong could a merchant avoid failure were ho to use such lax methods in malting his purcliases y One would quickly nay such a dealer was a failure from the lioginning, then why do you uso this method in a small way ? It would cost you but the request to keep pjice with the times in the way of prices on all staple articles you are apt to use. All that is needed is to notify BROWN & AliMSTROXG, 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 Puess. Examination For the Police Force. Last week in Port Jervis physical examinations were made of candi dates for positions on the New York IKiliee force. Elbert Westbrook of that place stood the test. Only 15 out of 125 candidates passed. Another Bear. Charles Miller, of Porter township, killed a large black bear near Por ter's Lake a few days ago. It was bought by Reuling In Port Jervis, and tho skin which was of unusual quality, was purchased by a New York party. The bear weighed ISO pounds. OK IMPORTANCE TO HOTELS Opinion of Judge Hare, of Phila delphia. Ho Hold That 1'mirt IlivW the Vmvrr to Impost- Itestrlitlinn. Anil Tluit Some Must Take Their l.lirnse with nn ilillon. fir Nol at All. Judge Hare handed down an opin ion Jan. 23th. which in effect affirms the power of the court in granting liquor licenses to add to them stipu lations as to the manner in which the licensee shall carry on business, and (in failure to do so, or to carry out the order of the court to have the license revoked. The power of the court to do this has been a legal problem, and no decision has been rendered on the question, except in the present case. The facts are these : One Gerst Iauer, who had lioen licensed with a stipulation that he would close his place at a certain hour of the night, and would not allow liquor to lie taken from his premises in " grow lers," disobeyed these injunctions, and the Law and Order Society of Philadelphia instituted proceedings to have his license revoked. At the hearing (ierstlauer's counsel raised the broad point that, the court hav ing no authority to impose restric tions in granting licenses, cannot revoke them on failure by tho li censee to carry them out. Judge Hare in a long opinion reviewing the facts and the law, holds that the court has tho power. Ho says: "There are other cases when the question depends on circumstances and should lie left to tho judgment of the court on the facts as given in evidence. Liquor taken to disorderly houses, or even to the homes of working- men and women in any form, and esjK'cially in kettles, gives an op portunity for practices which are held in check in places open to the public and that may lie visited by the police. The evil sometimes takes a different slmpe. Boys club their money and an acquiantanco or companion takes it to a saloon and brings back a kcttleful of lieer, which is drunk in common in an adjacent alley or open lot. Tho practice be comes habitual and excess of drink leads to vice in other forms. He says there is n gap in the pre sent license system which cannot be closed by the legislature without stopping the retail trade in liquor and that tho remedy lies in n judici ous use of tho powers conferred by the courts, in adding or imposing conditions and stipulations as to how the business shall bo con ducted. The Mozart Concert in Honesdale. Tho Independent speaking of the Mozart Symphony Concert recently given in Honesdalo gives the follow ing highly complimentary notice to Miss Gumaer : Miss Gumaer has a wonderful voice of wide compass. And the liest thing about her singing is the distinct utterance. Every word of her songs could be understood to tho uttermost corner of the house. Her tones are clear as tho bell, her expression grand and the sentiment she throws into her work carries her audience with her. Crushed to Death by t Tree. J. D. Rinehart, seventy-five years of age, of Campbell Hall, Orange Co., was crushed to death by a tree while chopping Thursday. The tree had been cut down and Mr. Rinehart had boon engaged in trimming it. He just cut off a limb which had acted as a prop, when the body of tho tree rolled over, striking and knocking him down and crushing him . Gazette, Execution Against Railroad. An execution amounting to $133.34 for labor claims have been issued against tho Delaware Valley Eltx-tric Railway and the East Stroudsburg and Matamoras Railroad. It was issued by Frank B. Holmes, Esq. Tho roads alxive are in no way con nected with the Delaware Valley railway of which Dr. J. H. Shull is connected, Times. MILFORD, TIKE A SON SHOOTS HIS MOTHER. Th. Old Story of a Fool nml a Innfrnilil Shooting Iron. On January 20, John Baldwin, a boyalxiutlft years oldf'fton of Jie proprietor of the Livingston Manor House in New York state, playfully pointed n pistol at his mother, when the weapon was discharged, and the ball struck her on the forehead, fol lowing tho skull around and coming out on top of her head, hoppily in flicting only a severe scalp wound. Of course ho didn't know it was loaded. Our advice is, if any one, son, brother, lover or nny body else, points a pistol or a gun at you in sport, and otherwise of course, to incontinently knock him down as hard as you can, and just as quickly with any thing you can get your bonds on. She Shot Her Brother. Persons disturbed Miss Monroe, who lives some five miles from Cal lieoon by prowling around her house while her brother was absent. Ho returned during tho evening and attempted to enter tho house but tho door was locked. The young lady demanded to know who was there but ho made no answer, she then warned the individual that if he did not respond she would shoot. Failing to do so, she fired, shot her brother, the charge taking effect in his right arm, which it became neces sary subsequently to amputate. Milford Township IlKMOC'RATIO NOMINATIONS. Justice of tho Peace Edward (juinn. Constable Christian Hermann . Inspectors of Election John G. Maier, William L. Boyd. Judge of Eloetion J. C. Bull. Supervisors Goorge Peroz, Chris tian Hermann. Auditor (3yrs.) Edward Quinn. Auditor (lyr.) George M. Quick. Overseer of the Poor John G. Maier. Town Clerk J. C. Bull. Three Presbyterian Churches Abandoned. Tho Presbytery of Newton, has decided to abandon the Presbyterian churches at Hope, Warren county ; Puimkating, Sussex county, and Swartswood, Sussex county. They have been a severe drain on the fin ances of tho Presbytery and the fields were found to be discourag ing. Union. Silk Mill In Deckertown Burned. Jan. 24 tho building, of Docker town, Silk Manufacturing Company was burned to the ground, It was one of the finest buildings in Sussex county, and was partly owned by thetown and partly by the company. The insurance on it was $53,000, Fifty five hands are thrown out of employment. Temperance Meetings. A series of meetings will be held in tho M. E. Church, of this place under the auspices of tho W, C. T. U. beginning Saturday night at 7.30. Tliey will bo addressed by Rev. J. C. Hogan, of Oil City, Pa., a celebrated speaker. The subject for Satnrday evening at 7,30 p. m. will be "Economio and Industrial Issue and Their Moral As pects " Sunday a. m. at 10.30 sermon " Patchwork of the Past and Pre sent." Sunday p. m. at 10.39, an address to young people and children with chemical illustrations Sunday evening at 7.30, address subject : " Holiness Applied to Pub lie Life and Affairs." There will be no services in the Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening so as to afford that congre gation the opportunity to attend. A collection will be taken to de fray expenses. People should turn out and hear these interesting topics discussed. How to Have Fresh Tomatoes in Winter. Mrs. Charles Syndor, of Muta- moras, lias growing in the cellar of her residence several ripe tomatoes. They were picked from the vines green and placed in some dirt in the cellar this fall. Now they are nice ripe tomatoes. Quite a treat ill the month of January. Cor. Union, COUNTY, TA., FIJIUAY. JANUARY MAYOR CARLEY OPPOSED. The nnlnm Enlw mil Would Itrdure Revenue From Fxrlnp. The Now York Herald, this morn ing, publishes telegrams from 3 4 Mayors of cities and towns through out New York state, giving their po sition on the Raines excise bill now pending at Albnny. Of the 34 May orsbut 10 are in favor of the bill. Our own Mayor, Mr. John B. Corley opposes it, as will bo seen from thf following published in the Herald : Port Jervis N. Y., Jan. 23, isiifi. To thr Editor of the Hf.halii : Tho town of Doerpork would lose $2,795. I am decidedly opposed to the Raines bill. J. B. Cakley The ground of opposition in nearly all cases is the reduction of revenue which, it is assumed, would result from raising tho license fee and the consequent reduction of the number of saloons. Union. The Union characterizes tho above as an absurd statement, and says $2,795 represents the total excise revenue of Deerpark for 192 ; and asks if Mr. Corley moons that none of tho hotel or saloon-keepers of the town could nfford to pay tho license fee of $200 provided for by the Raines bill. Tho Raines law provides that one-half of tho excise fund shall go to the state and the other half to the locality. Tho Brooks low in Pennsylvania fixes the license fee at $150 in boroughs of which sum $90 is paid in the borough treasury. Cities pay a larger sum in proportion, and while the number of saloons and hotels may have been slightly de creased yet the revenue derived is much greater under a high than a low license. '-"-- A School Teacher in Trouble. Miss Estey Hornlieek, daughter of tho late James Horn heck, of Monta gue, who is teaching her third term in Union school district, in Sandys ton, was summarily dissmissed by the Board of Education down there at their meeting, on Saturday, Jan uary 18th, at Centrevillo. The Board's action may hove lx'on just, but their actit n is severely criticised in this town,, any way . The legality of tho conduct of the meeting is also questioned by some, and without a doubt the case will go to Superin tendent Hill for a final decision. If one teacher can bo discharged on children '8 evidence.for not keeping order, it behooves the teachers to keep their eyes open lieforo moro heads drop into tho basket. Fact, honest fact, my boy yet wo fool sorry for Miss Hornbeck in Montague. Cor. Register. If the account of tho meeting of the board, tho methods employed, and the general conduct of its members is correctly reiwrted by Henry Ludwig in the Gazette, it would soem to tho average reader that Board of Education in Sandy- ston is sadly in need of some instruc tion in the rudiments of a business education themselves. Ed. Press. The Folly of Matrimonial Advertising An item in the Philadelphia Press of Jan. 18 says : A young woman by the name of Augusta Sullivan, was found wandering around the streets of Reading, Pa., in a destitute con dition. She was sent to tho Homo of the Good Shepherd to bo cored for. Her story was that she came from Pond Eddy, N. Y., and that she had been led to correspond with a young man by tho name of John Zerby through an advertisment m a newspaper, and after keeping up the correspondence for some time he hail written her to come to Read ing, and ho would marry her. She went, but he failed to meet her, and she was unable to find him. Zerby admitted tho correspondence, but denied tho promise. Ho said she had suggested marriage, but he thought it was only a leap year joke. Don't muke friends quickly, and don't lose them lightly. Solon, When tho best things are not pos sible, the best may be made of those that are. Hoober. It matters not how a man dies.bnt how he lives. 31, 1S9G. PERSONAL. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bull are spend ing some days in New York city. Mr. Ed. Nyee and wife are keep ing house ot the Bull farm during their absence. ' V is reported that 8. C. "West fall, of Matamoros, will soon accept a situation as conductor on the L. road in New York. Mrs. J. C. Bull and Miss Liz.io Hull expect to visit Mrs. J. J. Hart in Washington, next week. Miss Susan Nichols will visit re latives, in Washington, and Phila delphia, in the near future. Mrs. J. II. Van Etten entertained a party of ladies on Tuesday evening in honor of Mrs. M. C. Nyce, of Egypt Mills, who is visiting at C. W. Bull's. Joe Nyce is quite ill with rheu matism. Miss Williemene Lewis gave a tea liarty to a number of her little com panions Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cahill re turned to Milford after a brief visit to New York. Mr. James Bennett, of the Gazette made us a pleasant call Tuesday. He has lieen with his wife revisiting her former homo in New Jersey. Mr. Roliort Struthors,of Brooklyn, N. Y., was in town this week. Landlord Emmet Wickham.of tho Fowler House, Port Jervis, visited Milford,Tuesday. Thos. N. Brink, who travels for a New York grocery house, was here this week on business. Walter II. Wild, a well known traveling saleman, was domiciled at the Crissman House Tuesday. J. B. Van Auken, of Delaware township, made us a call this week. Rev. Chories Beattie, pastor of tho Second Presbyterian Church, of Mid dletown, N. Y., last Sabbath even ing dismissed his congregation with out a sermon, saying ho had for gotten it and that there was no trace of his preiiration remaining in his mind. Ho pronounced tho benedic tion, and tho congregation departed. He is said to havo lx'on working un usolly hard lately, and to lx much in need of rest. His jiastorato over that church has extended over a per itid of 32 years. Hon. J. J. Hart mode a flying trip last Sunday to Milford . Jeremy Titman, of Lehman town ship, was in Milford Wednesday, to meet tho remains of his daughter Melissa. Tho genial conductor, of the Honesdale train, from Port Jervis, Hon. E. B. Hardenlxirg,has resumed his duties, of ter on absence of several weeks during which time he hos been sitting as ono of the members of the committee appointed by the last leg islature to investigate the affairs of Philadelphia, Pittsburg and other places. Mr. Hardenberg is men tioned as a candidate for delegate to the Republican National convention from his congressional district. There is no improvement in the condition of Mr. John V. Quick, who was stricken with paralysis a few clays ogo. John II. McCarty is seriously ill with erysiixilas at his home in Ding man township. II. II . Sanderson, of Massachu setts, was in town Wednesday. Hon. E. Hornbeck and Howard Hawk, of Dingmons, mode a brief visit to Milford Wednesday evening . Pierre M. Niles was in town Thursday of this week . Mrs. Clara Lalxs, of Palmyra township, is, we believe, the first woman in Pike county to have re ceived tho honor of a nomination for school director. . Mrs . Daniel Cole, of Newark, is visiting her mother-in-law, Mary Cole who is quite sick . Edward II , Noyes is gaining in health, and is now said to be on the high road to recovery. This will be cheering news to his friends . Any one who wastes time read ing the Sunday papers cannot fail to be forcibly impressed with the fact that a disease which might aptly be called hyixirtrophy of the imagination is alarmingly prevalent. Port Jervis seems to have some chronio cases of the very worst typo. A RUNAWAY. liil. IVterx, of ItiKhklll, and Ills liny Mare Are In It. Mr. Peters, the Stroudsburg Times relates, started from his home last Wednesday morning to take an early train m the 1). L. & W. and drove one of his match team to a buggy. When opposite the glass fac- tory in East Stroudsburg the horse became frightened at a train and ran away. Mr. Peters finally suc ceeded in checking her and got out to take her by the bridle to turn her oronnd, she suddenly swerved, knocking him down, and ran on. The wheels of tho wagon passed over Mr. Peters, hut fortunately doing him no other damage than some slight bruises. The mare ran to the Indian Queen stables. The car riage was badly injured, but the horse was unhurt. WILL TAKE EFFECT FEB. 1st. Fare Italsetl lletneen l'ort .li'rvl. anil New York for l.oeat Limited Tiekets A table of new rates of passenger faro is posted in the Erie depot to day. Among the many changes made the only one which affects this section is the local limited pos sanger fare lict ween l'ort Jervis and New York city. The fare has been advanced from 2.33 to $2.50. The new rates will take effect on and after February 1st. Union. RAILROAD NEWS. From the Gazette, we learn that a gentleman had recently interviewed tho president of the 6. & W. R. R. in regard to the extension of that road from Ellenville to Kingston. The president states that by reason of largo expenditures now lieing made in Buffalo his company was not able to make the extension, hut that the P. J. & M. R. R. had se cured the right to use their tracks from Summit ville to Ellenville and that they intended to extend their road to Kingston in the spring. The gentleman thought this project would be carried through, and that the Rondout valley would be one of the great rout es between Albany and Philadelphia. This project must, to lxi complete take in tho Delaware valley. We are in the line and our turn will surely come, only let us havo patience and give proper en couragement to bona fide enterprises REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Hattie Kauffman to Bertha Kauff man, dated Nov. IB, 1S'.)5. Land in Greene, 12 acres. Con. $1. Ent'd Jon. 23. Bertha Kauffman to Amelia Miller dated Jan. 1 1, 1890. Land in Greene 182 acres Con. if 1,000. Ent'd Jan. 23. Directors Chosen. At a meeting of tho stwkholdors of the Philadelphia & New England Railroad Company held at tho office of tho secretary in Easton January 21, 196, tho following were elected : President Charles Stewart. Directors James R. Zearfass, Horace L. Ma gee and W. 11. Tins man, of Easton ; P. E. Farnum and O. P. Howell, of Port Jervis ; A. E. Lewis, H. H. Wells and J. JJ. Van Etten, of Milford ; J. K. Bennett, of New York city ; P. F. Fulmer, of Dingman's Ferry, and General Roy Stone, of Washington, D. C. Tho directors subsequently organ ized by electing James R. Zearfass, vice-president ; J. H. Van Etten, treasurer and W. II. Tinsnnn, sec retary. Eat Horseflesh like Beef. A gentlemen speaking about the sjile of horse meat said, "In less than twenty years people will ridi cule the idea of prosecuting a but cher in 1911 for selling horse meat, for it will lx' universally used by all classes. The only reason it is not yet used as commonly as beef is lxi cau.se of the high prices asked for horses. It is lxing used ull over France and is there pronounced to be clean, healthy good meat. For tluit matter, mule meat even ex ceeds horseflesh, especially the hips unci ears. " Tne Usual Result. Take an " ad " for half a iigo The publisher besought hini ; But alas, ho was behind the age, And now the sheriff's got him. The PRESS is the best ADVERTISING MEDIUM in the county. Apply for rates. No. 14. OBITUARY. FRANCIS A. L. WKSTHItOOK. Mr. Francis A. h. Wcstbrook.diod in Port Jervis Saturday Jan. 25, aged about GO years. He has been for many years a re sident of M intagneN J., and a car penter by trade. Surviving ore one brother Charles of Tri States, and a sister Mrs. Hannah Brink, of Port Jervis, and one daughter Kato who taught for several years in tho pub lic schools of this place, and is now the wifo of Mr. E. J. Heed on Erie engineer. MATTHIAS CHATTILLON. Mr. Matthias Chattillon, a highly respected citizen,died at his home in Dingman township, Tuesday even ing, January 28th. Ho was born in Beaufort,France,in 18i2,ondcamo to this country about sixty years ago, settling on the farm whero he spent his life and died. His wife died some 12 years ago Ho lea vesjtwo sons,Alfred and Louis, and four daughters, Louise, wifo of Lewis Gavoille, Emma, Josie and Jennie at home. MELISSA TITMAN. Miss Melissa Titman, a daughter of Mr. Jeremy Titman and Sarah, his wife, of Lehman township, died in New York, on Tuesday of this week. She has been employed there for some six years in a hat factory. Her immediate relatives ore Phelie, wifo of Jacob Tollman, ot Milton N. J., Elizalx'th, wife of L. F. Hafner, of this Borough ; Emma, wife of Al lxrt Emer3', of Maplowood, Pa.; Electa, wife of Morris Reed, of New ark, N. J. ; Martha, wife of Isaac, Shultz, of Tri-State, N. Y and Al bert Jerome Titman, of Dover, N. J. Officers of the Fire Company. VAN DKIIMAliK IIOSK NO. 1. Foreman Win. J. Berk. First Assistant Geo. R. Quiek. Second Assistant Fred Bii k. Seeretaries t hus. Brink and Fred Beck Treasurer W. F. Berk. Steward Frank Fuller. PAtt KILL IIOSK No. a. President A . S. Dinirniun. Viee President ( hauiu'ey Watson. Foreman W. F. I'hol. First Assistant (s. Grcirory. Second Assistant Wm. Aimer. Siin'tary Otto Quick. Treasurer Win. Aimer. Stewards Geo. Young, (J. Watson. BRIEF" MENTION. Mr. L. Shuhiger, is making a largo addition to his house in Ding man township. Tho frame is up, anil tho building ready to bo enclosed, when completed this will bo an at tractive house and is finely located. Mr. C. F. Seitz, the contractor and builder is also constructing a largo house in tho some township, which will be o great improvement to tho upper end of Water street. The Stroudsburg Doily Times is authority for saying that Hon. R. F. Schwartz, the representative for Monroe county has a letter from At torney General McCormick in which he holds that constables heretofore elected for three years have a con stitutional right to serve their full terms, and that in districts where constables were elected under the '93 law none should bo elected this year. The big trans-atlontic liner St. Paul at last accounts had not moved from her bed, whero she lies, op posite Long Branch, N. J. The sand is forming a bed along her keel, and every hour renders it more difficult to move her. Goorge Snyder .of Lehman town ship, killed a monster Ix'ar Monday of this week. Bruin weighed 400 pounds. A Phonographic concert will be given in Brown's Hall, Feb. IS, un der the auspices of tho Epworth League, of tho M. E. Church. Ful ler particulars later, but kivp your minds on this date. Congressman Hart is rivaling Ed, Mott's rattlesnakes stories in his great bear adventure's in the Milford Dispatch. Wayne Independent. Tho Presbyterian Church bell will not be rung for services Sunday oil account of sickness nearby. Re member the hour in the morning is 10.30 and in the evening the con gregation will worship with the M. E. Church at 7.30. Who complains of this kind of wLu- ter weather?