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4 PIKE COUNTY PRESS. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT M1LFOHD, PA. J. H. Van Etten, Editor. Terms One ilolliir mill fifty cent a year in advance. Bisoi.e Conrs, Fivk Cents. VOL. 1 Ill S1NKSS CARDS. H. E. Emerson, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. OFFICE in Drug Store on Broad Street. J. H. Van Etten, Attorney-at-Law, OFFICE, Brown's Building, Milford, Pike Co., Pa. John A. Kipp, Attorney-at-Law, OFFICE, opposite Court House, Milford, Pike Co., Pa. CHURCH DIRECTORY MILFORD. First I'hesbytkiiian Clinton, Milfonl; Salilmth services lit lif.WI A. M. and 7.:t( I'. M. Sabbath sclnsil linitifiliiitfly after the inoriiinu; service. Prayer ini'rliiiK Wiil ncsilav at 7.WI P. M. A cnnlial welcome will liy cxtchdiHl to nil. Those not at tached to other churches an- especially in vited. Kbv. Thomas Nichols, Pastor. Church of thk (Joon Siii-pmkkii, Mll 0'il: Services Sunday at 10.:W A. M. and 7..W P. M. Sundav school at 2.:to P. M. AVeck-day srrviccs.'h'rldny at LUOr.M. Scats five. All welcome. B. S. Lassitkh, Hector. M. E. Ciirni'H. Services at the M. K. Church Sundays: Preaching at 1U.30 a. m. and at 7.1X1 p. in. Sunday school at 2 p. in. Kpworth league at (1.45 p. in. Weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays at 7.!t0 p. 111. 'Class mivtitiff conducted by Win. Aniilc on Fridays at 7.) p. m. An earnest invitation is extended to anyone Who may desire to worshsp with lis. Kev. W. H. Skvv, Pastor. MATAMORAS. F.pworth M. K. Ciiunr.il, Matainoras. Pervices every Siihlmth at 10.: I a. in. and 7 p. in. Sabbath sclasil at a 30. C. K lini'tinK Monday eveiilnR at 7.:!0. Prayer iiiii'linK Wednesday evening at 7.M. Kvervono welc'oine. Kev. F. L. Hounds, Pastor. llorE Evanoki.ical Church, Mata niorns. Pa. Serviws next Sunday a follows: Preaching at 10.JO . m. and 7 p. m. Sun day school at 11 p. in. Junior C. K. licfore u'd C. K. pni.wr meeting after th even ing service. Mid-week prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7.:Xt. Seats free. A cordial welcome to all. Come. Kev. J. A. Wieuanu, Pastor. Secret Societies. Mn.Foitn LoixiP., No. 344, F. & A. M.: LiMlgu meets Winlnesdays on or iK'foro Full Moon at the Sawkill House, Milford, Va. N. Kmery, Jr., Secretary, Milford. J. H. Van Ktteu, W. M., Milford, Pa. Vak I)E Mark Loimie, No. SHS. I. O. O. F: Meets every Thursday evening at 7.30 p. ni., Hrown's Building. Uw. Dau man, Jr., Sec'y. John L. (iourlay, N. U. Prupencr Rebekah Loiior, 1!I7, I. O. O. F. Meets every second and fourth Fri day In each month in Odd Fellows' Hall, Brown's building. Miss Minnie Beck, N. ii. Kiltie Klein, Sec'y. Subscribe for the Press. Whothor you win wealth or not will tltiKinil upon your eoinprehen Bion of the grout umlorlying priu ciules of business and the adjust inent of your affairs in reference thereto. AH of our readers nre desirous of obtaining his or her share of the world's gixxl things This can only 1 done by keeping Diiee with this progressive ago. Ona's own individual efforts will not anflioe. What is needed is co. fiDoration. You should keep ixisted on all things that you may need to Imy. It is a well establislnxl tact that the consumer (those who buy t retail') are paying in these United Htates from one to t wenty-flvo per font, more than is necessary, simply from the fact tliat they do not keep wosted on current prices. How long could merchant avoid failure were he to use such lax methods in making his purchases ? One would uuickly say such a dealer was a failure from the beginning, then why do you use this method in a umall way V It would cost you bnt the request to keep pace with the times in the way of prices on all staple articles you are apt to use. All that is noodtMl is to notify BROWN & ARSISTXiONU, general merchants, Miltord, Pa., and you will receive a monthly prase sheet They issue this the first of each month. They are also pleaded at ell times to furnish samples and to till promptly all orders received by mail. Advertise in the Press. A Minuter Will Hive Rest. Kev. Charles Boattio, of the Sec. oud Presbyterian church of Middle, town, who a few Subbatlis since suf fered a hqise of memory when about to begin the evening service, has been votod a throe weeks' vacation bv the session of his church, and given a purse of over 1100. JJe noods rest and will go to the wnisule. mmm$yiz . v i m PllILAliKLNlI.VS BIG FIRE Tho Greatest That Occurred in Many Years. . Itaptlnt rulillinllon nntl IliuM'ltllie ItnllH- llitfft l'niiiiletfly IICj'rnTi! -tjs Wtnr Than Sl.noo.ooo Eleven of the Fire Department lnjnrril. FHTI.AbF.I.umA, Fell. 8. Chestnut street above Hmnd was visited by one of tbo fiercest fires tills city has known for years. The big seven story bulldingof Charles H. Haseltine, 1410 and 14 18 Chestnut street, and the adjoining five story structure of the American Baptist Publication society and the American Baptist Historical io clety, 14211, wero totally destroyed. The buildings damaged by fire nnd water and fulling walls were tho four story dry goods houso of Hunter, I'bnntllller & Co., 1113 and 1414; the dwelling houso at 1422, owned by the Wlstar estate, i'id tho Hotel Lafayette, at Bread and Sansoni streets. On either slue of tho main entrance TO tho Hiiezltino building wero the piano warerooms of llallett & Davis, nt 141(1. and of Steinway & Co., nt 1418. Tho two Baptist societies lost large and valuable collections of paintings, hooks and eurlos. An Hfitlniato of the losses places tho ag gregate nt close to 2, 00(1,0(10. It is thought that this is almost fully covered by Insur ance. There were about 250 guests In the La fayette hotel, which Is In the rear of the destroyed buildings. Among these were Porter King, muyor of Atlanta and tho others of his party who escorted the Lib erty bell home. They aro Albert Howell, T. B. Neal, W. H. Block, John F. Kyan, W. L. Culberson, V. A. Hemphill, A. I). Adair, W. K. Dumnoek, M. L. Taburt, .1. Daniel and P. H. Harralson. Olga Ncthersole, the actress, and Louis F. Ncthersole and Madge Meadows and Maud Clayton of her company were also guests of the Lafayette. While there was considerable confusion In the hotel most of the guests, barring a few fainting wom en, kept cool heads, and all wero removed In snfety. The Haseltine building wns valued at JWIO.OOO and was fully Insured. It was erected In 18SS, and tho first two floors wore fireproof. The loss on paintings on tho second floor is botween tHOO.OOO and t (no. (ion; uninsured. Among those de stroyed were two by Q. H. Selous, valued at i;in,ouo each; one by Roberts Fleury, Talued at 10.000. There wero D oflloes In tho building, occupied mainly by art ists, lawyers and dentists. Dm. Kdwards and Curry, dentists, on the third floor, lost a collection of South American ourios valued at (10,001); partly insured. Other tenants lost sums ranging from (50 to l,ooo. The Baptist Publication hulldlng and stock wero valued nt 1400,000; Insured. The Baptist Historical society lost 10,000 volumes, valued at 1200,000, which were Insured for t2fi,000. Dr. Wayland, the eminent divine, nlso lost a valuable private library, on which there was no insurance, and Dr. T. C. Stclmnyer lost 4,000. 1 ho loss on the Lafayette hotel Is esti mated at (100,000. Homer, Ibnutllller & Co. 'a loss Is (75,000. The tenants of the Publication society's building lose about (25,000. Kight or nlno firemen were Injured by falling bricks, but none of thein were dan gerously hurt. Frank II lues of Pittsburg, a guest at tho Lnfayctto hotel, in descend ing tho stairs, tripjHHl and fell and broke his arm and several ribs. These were the only casualties. STATE NEWS. The report on " Vital Statistics " for tho state shows that tho death rate for tho past year was 21,20 ier 1000, or one to each 47 living per sons, lno total numlier tor twelve months was 23.6S2. The number of births for the samo period was 30,737, and the number of marriages was 8,210. There was ono deith of a person over 110, and ton of those who wero over 100 years. Tho greatest mor tality oceurod during the month of May. 14,400 deaths wero of children under ten years of ago. Consuinp ton of the lungs earned off the larg est numbor. Tho largest verdict ovor given by a jury in .Lackawanna county against a company for damagos re sulting from a railroad accident, was rendered Feb. 3. The plaintiff D. G Jones sued tho Delaware Hudson Company for injuries received while crossing its trucks, at a point where a train of cars on a siding prevented his seeing tho approaching train. Ilis companion Mr. Hughes was killed and ho was injured for life. Tho jury gave him IU750. Governor Hastings and party ar rived in Harrisburg last week from their trip. Tho governor has wholly regained his health. Rev, John Retullic is living in Delaware township halo and hearty at 95 yejirs. Fot more than a gen eration ho was accustomed to preach in tho surrounding school houses, and there are few if any of the grown people in that section who luive not heard the kindly and af fectionate words of Dominie Retai ls. ',..lliitir t.t fi.lbttir i,i tit. l.tf.,i way. M1LF0RD, TIKE OUR NEIGHBOR THE GAZETTE. It miill'lted a Lena; letter From arihe County Demorrat. The Port Jervis Gazette, of this week publishes n long letter from "A Pike County Democrat " presuma bly in reply to, or in: refutation of, statements made by a correspondent to that paper in a communication published on Jan. 21. If we remember aright it was Hie Gnwtto which first began to unmer cifully criticize the Pike County commissioners for their action in the "Twist case,1.' and that paper, which through this correspondent puffs its circulation in this county, was the first- to uncover the penury, and nar row mindedness of the Pike commis sioners. A cliange seems to have come over the spirit of the dreams of its correspondents,and these same com missioners are now lauded for their economy, lilierality and various other things, while incidentally condoling with that underpaid and hard worked official County Treasurer Westbrook. We have no desire to interfere in this mottor at present. Wo hope the esteemed Gazette will keep these Kilkenny cats at it. If it is not a cleverly arranged scheme to aid the circulation of tho Gazette in this county, then it may be that when rogues fall out honest men may get their dues. Mist Hornbech Restored to Her Duty. Miss Estey Hornbeck, of Monta gue.N. J.,who wns Intely tried by the school board, and dismissed, because of her alleged inability to maintain order, npponled to County Superin tendent Hill, who ordered a relienr ing which wns held Jan. 28th, at which he wns present. Mr. Hill took t he evidence, and will render a de cision Inter. Miss Hornbeck has since received the following letter which looks like a not guilty, but don't do it agnin sort of a verdict. Office of County ) Andover, ' Superintendent. Jan. 30, 1896. Cyesta Hornbeck ; Upon inves tigation I boliove that your .dismis sal as toncher, by the Board of Edu cation, of Snndyston township, wns not justifiable, and I have so docidod. This action restores your contract, but leaves the board free to permit you to teach or not. Luther Hill, County Superintendent. Eist Stroudtburf Normal School. The Normal School at East Strouds burg, is a larger institution than many of our citizens realize. When the school is about full there are over four hundred nnd twenty five peo ple in the building. To feed the en tire lot during a school term it takes about twenty tons of beef, ten tons of flour, thirty thousand quarts of milk, two thousand noun ds of but ter, two thousand dozen of eggs,one thousand tons of coal and over one thousand bushels of potatoes. A largo number of chickens and tur keys are also consumed during the term. Tho students are given the most careful attention. Jefferson ion. An Act to Prohibit tho Silt of Clf trott to Minor. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl vania in General Assembly met.and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same : That, if any person or persons sliall sell cigarettes to any person or persons under the age of sixteen years, he or she so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.and upon conviction thereof shall be sen fenced to pay a fine of not more than three hundred dollars. Approved May 7th,1889. James A. Beaver. Is this act complied with in Mil ford? Funeral of Mr. Cbittilloa. The funeral, of Mr. Chattillon, who died last week was held from his late residence in Dingman town ship Jun. 31, and was largely at tended by his neighbors. The ser mon was preached by Rev. Mr. Las- siter, of this place. The pall bearers were John W. Kusby, Ira B. Case, Jaa. Conwell, Chas D. Huffman, Louis Dulloz and Geo. B. Quinn Interment in the Milford Cemetey COUXTY, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 189C. SHOT A WILD CAT. Seqnel of a trap Year Party at Calll eoon. A dispatch dated nt Callicoon states that Kittie Cnrr ecortl Frank Lnpton to a leap year rjnrty on Monday evening last. On'tlie re turn a wild cat was heard. The brave girl drove to her home.secured her father's rifle nnd invited her companion to accompany her buck to the ravine and kill the cat. lie urged her not to attempt so rash nn net, but Mr. Lnpton 's protestations were in vain. Presently the cries of the wild cnt were heard louder tlinn before,and then a pair of glassy eyes were visible between the rocks. Miss Carr, who had quietly crept down from the wagon, fired, and the animal rolled down tho incline, dead. The wild cat was one of the largest ever shot in Sullivan covnty, and Miss Carr will have the skin mounted and keep it as a memento Union. MAIL FOR COUNTRY TOWNS. Sperry's Hill to Provide Free Delivery to Be Reported with Amendments. Washington, Feb. 3. The Post Office Committee of tho House hns agreed to report with some amend ments Representative Sperry's bill to provide for delivery of letters in towns and other places where no free delivery exists. Whenever not less than twenty persons who receive their mail mat ters through the same post office petition the postmaster at such office to do so, ho is to appoint carriers to deliver to and collect the mail from such persons. The carriers are to re ceive from tho persons to whom the mail is delivered n compensation agreed on, nnd, if no ageement is made, they may demand not exceed ing one cent for each letter. They are to receive no other compensation. Tom Quick'! Sleeve Bultont. Benjamin Vannoy, Jacob Marsh and Joseph M. Back are boring a big hole, in the mountain in West- fall township bnck of Jas. Cum mins. They think the rocks bear traces of silver,and that by delving they will find a vein. There lias al ways been a rumor that Tom Quick wore a pair of silver sleeve buttons which were supposed to bo made from ore obtained somewhere in this vicinity. The silver sleeve buttons which Muskwink the Indian whom Tom Quick killed, who had assisted in murding Tom's father, and had the elder Quick's silver sleeve but tons in his possession were of Eng lish manufacture.nnd about ns large as ten cent pieces. To Summer Boarding Houso Keepers. All summer boarding-house keep ers who wish favorable mention in the Erie Summer Homes Book for 1896 will please call at or address Erie ticket office, Port Jervis, and get blanks to be filled out and re turned on or before February 8th. All those whose names appeared in the book of 1895 will have bhums mailed to them. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Mary Wolf and others to Alice Burrus, dated Jan. 26, 1896. Land in Greene township, 6 acres, con. $1000:Ent'dFeb. 3rd. George L. Blitz, et. ux. to Christ ian F. Blitz, dated Dec, 20, 1895. Land in Greene 160 acres. Con. ISO Ent'dFeb. 4. Edward A: F razor, to John F. Henry, dated Jun. 18. 1889. Land in Porter 610 acres. Con. 3000 Ent'd Feb. 4. William B. Henry, et. ux. ct. al. to L. Delphine Heury, dated Dec. 20 1895. Land in Porter 611 acres. Con. 1 etc. Ent'd Feb 4. list of Unclaimed letters. Unclaimed letters remaining ill the postoflice at Milford, Pike Co., Pa., for the month ending Janu ary 31, 1896 : Ladies Mary A. Flanigan, Gkntlkmkn -John Herring, Wm. A. Watson, I. E. Toomey, Edward Thomas, W, B. Manstellor. Persons claiming the above will please say " Advertised " and give date of this list. Jas. S. Gale, P. M. THE COUNTY STATEMENT. The Reason Why It Does Not Appear In the "Press " This Week la Kxplalnert by the Following Minute on the Book of the C'onnty Commissioners. "January 29, 1896, Commissioners meet, in full board. " On motion of Wallace Newman it was decided to publish the an nual county statement of receipts nnd expenditures in the Milford Dis patch. Newmnn nnd Heller in tho nf firmative." A. S. Dingmnn favored the print ing of said statement in both the Milford Dispatch nnd Pike County Prf.ss. The readers of the Prkss, in the opinion of the two commissioners nre not entitled to any consideration or information. If they wnnt to know about the county matters they must take the Dispatch. The Republicans of this county, jy no share of the taxes nnd never hnve, nnd it is preposterous nnd nbsurd for them to presume that Democra tic county officials will show them any considerntion. The Democratic newsimpor in this county for seventy years has had a monopoly of county patronnge. There has never been a word of fault found with its charges or any intimation that the county advertising cost too much, until now that a Republican paper has started. It has suddenly occurred to the commissioners that they can reduce expenses by refusing to publish the county statement in more than one newspaper which is a literal com pliance with the act of 1834, and by refusing to pay for the publication of the Court proclamation, Trial or Jury list in either paper although the rules of court say the trial and argument lists shall be published for three successive weeks in two news papers published at the county seat. For seventy years they have been published and jr by the county why this sr tic policy? tion that I the state w. statement, t. trial, argumt uinge in Domocra , venture the asser ts the only county in tho Annual County ourt proclamation, and jury lists are not published lu at least two news papers, but then too Pike is the only county in the state winch lias a Newman and a Heller for commis sioners. We sliall in our next issue publish such a synopsis (free of charge) as will give all our readers a fair and comprehensive knowledge of the County statement. Mlford Borough. DKMOCRARIG NOMINATIONS. Town Council 3yrs. Frank Schorr W. Jr. Uhol, John U. Beck. Town Council 2 yrs. N. Emery, vvm. MecK. Town Council 1 yr. Geo. E. Hor ton, Wm. Aimer. High Constables Maurice Steele, Ben F. Bennett. Justice of Peace Joseph C. Cham berlain. Judge of Election Warren F. Choi Inspector Frank Rudolph. Overseer of the Poor A. A. Van Auken. Auditor Jacob Kluer. School Directors Dunham Gre gory, Geo. A. Frieh. School Auditor Lafayette Latti- more. REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. Town Council 3 yrs Abram D. Brown, William Struble and John H. Ryder. Council 2 yrs Geo. Mitchell and JohnC. Warner. Town Council 1 yr Paul N. Bour- ninue and James Mollineaux. High Constable Arthur B. Mc- Carty. Constable George Smith. Justice of the Peace William Anglo. Judge of Election Milton Arm strong. Inspector of Election Frank B Thrall. Overseer of the Poor John De- trick. . . Auditor E. Warner. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT RE PUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. C. O. Armstrong, William S. By man. Auditor 3 yrs. A. T. Soeley. Candlemas day was last Sunday Feb. 2. The groundhogs, and bears could see their shadows, if they had sufficient ambition to come out, and according to the old saw, they would go liack again for a six weeks snooze. M PHONOGRAPH CONCERT. Ilon't Fail to Attend ttie I'liotiuKt-uph ion- cert In Ill-own'-, li , TucMitn.v Kvenlng, Feb. I Nth. Under fli" :in ;iii:-(' iof the Ejiwovth League tif the M. E. Church, (len- cral niliiiW-io'.i. '.'.'i cents; rest rvi-rt seats, 35 cents; children under 12 years, 15 cents. No CMr-tnhes used. The sounds re-produced are lmd cnoiiL'h to en tertain an audience of over three thousand people at one time. The programme will include (lil- more s humous Bund, selections played by the great United States Marine Bund, of Washington, I). ('., Baldwin's Cadet Bund of Boston. Jules Levy and Walton Emerson, the world renowned cornetists. Also some of the greatest singers in the world. Mr. Lyman II. Howe, the mana ger brings the most flattering testi monials of the success of this won derful instrument, in pleasing the audience. OBITUARY. n:s. i.vniA KKint. Lydia, wife of Mr. Comegys Kerr, died at her home on the Clove road Monday afternoon, at two o'clock, of heart failure. She was 71 y.-n-s of age. Her homo for manv wars was in Port Jervis, but about fourteen years ago she removed wih her family to the farm on the ( love road, where sh has since resided. She was an ex cellent womun and was highly es teemed bv all who knew her. She is su r v i ved by her husband and two sons. Fred at home and Frank, of Newark, and the follow ing brother. and sisters ; Mrs. Susan Kimble, of Port Jervis ; Mrs. .Tune Kerr, of Alexander, Ark. ; and Mary, Julia, and Andrew Hopkins, of Mon roe, Sussex Co., X. J. Her funeral took place Thursday, at 1.30 o'clock at her home. PERSONAL. Miss Bertha Kleinliinis has gone to New York for an extended visit among friends and relatives. C. W, Bull, Esq., made a business trip to the metropolis last week. Mr. nnd Mrs. John Ryder, of Mil ford, visited Mr, ar.d Mrs. Will Ry der, of Pond Eddy, last Sunday. Mr. Nathan Emery received a few days ago a photograph, of his son Harry B. Emery from some place in Mexico. The post mark wns not distinct and there was nothing by which his exact whereabouts could be determined. Accompanying the photograph were several curds con taining specimens of feather work. They represent figures of girls, boys and men, and are beautifully fin ished, and really works of art. Miss Mima Bull is making a leng thy visit among relatives in New Jersey. Mrs. Hunnuli Steele, of this place, met with nn accident at her home last Saturday. While in tho act of stepping off the back piazza sho slipped and fell, seriously spraining her knee. Her age is 75 years. Un der Dr. Wenner's euro she is im proving. Mrs. JohnC. Wats m, of this place. whohtis b.ien visiting her m ther in Dover, N. J., returned home Mon thly. Mr. Harry Coase and sister, Miss Florence, of Jersey city, visited last week Mrs Carrie W. Wilkes in Port Jervis. Mrs. Conwell, died at her home in Dingman township, February 1th. She was the wife of James Conwell a retired policeman of the New York force. Messrs George Geycr and ex Sheriff F. A. Kesslcr, of Mutamorus, wero in town Wednesday. A numerous remark by Dr. S. II. Tullcott.of theMiddletown Asylum, to the effect that " early rising pro duced insanity " has been widely copied, and it is astonishing how the idea agrees wilh tho feelings of most people. The doctor said it as a joke, but it has been turned into an apho rism. Tho greatest of faults is to be con scious of none. Carlylo. The PRESS is the best ADVERTISING MEDIUM in the county. Apply for rates. No. 1.", HYMENEAL. wii.i.ia vs-r.KNsi-:i.i. A large ami fa;-hionuble wedding was celebrated la-t week at the St. Mary's Memorial Protestant Episco pal chni'"h in V.'eyne Pa. The bride VasMi.-s ::- (I ray liciisell, a niece of Mis. ,'osephine Bensell, of thisplaec.a reigning helleandu well known le.tiier in umai.'urtheatricals amen;; !';!.-hi 'luil-le ireles in the su burbs, ar.d the ov.ly daughter of tho late E. B. Bensell. a celebrated ar tist and engraver. The groom v.us Henry Herbert Williams. ( T J'i v-vi-r Colorado. There were a number of invited guests present from England, Ire land and Australia. BRIEF MENTION.' Aii unliown man was run over by an Erie train lust Thursday at Nobody's, and his head completely severed from his body. It seems to 1 e a qui stii !! whether he was in toxicated and fill across the rail, or whether it was u case of suicide. It is thought from later information that- his named was James Hages. An old lady, reading an account, of a disiingushed old lawyer, who was said to he the father of the New York bar, exclaimed "Poor man, ho hud u dreadful set of children." A copy of the ' Northern Eagle and Milford Monitor" published by Francis A. L. Smith, Jun. 1, lS'i'J, e mtaius u court pr x-lumotion, signed by .lames Wutson, sheriff. There is a man living in firaneh ville N. J. who claimes to have fully obeyed the scripture injunction to multiply and replenish the earth. Iff has I t children, 111) grand child ren, 35 great grand children and 1 great great grandchild. Who can beat this? Pike county can't liegin to do it. The street commissioner could never be more useful than on such a day us Thursday, opening gutters so as to allow the water to run off. It was prutieully impossible to use several of the street crossings as they wer.i complet 'ly Hooded. Where was he at V Family needs and an arrival were recorded by a western chap who wrote his grocer. " Please send mo by berrer too pounds of shugor, a blackin brush, live pouns of coffey, and some lit He nails. My wife hud n baby last night and two pud locks and a monkey wrench. As announced the Rev, J. C. Ilogan, of Forest City, l'a., addressed a series of meetings held in tho M.E. Church here last Saturday and Sun day under the auspices of the W. C. T. U. Good audiences were present. The speaker presented his views with clearness, and in u earnest manner. His illustrations were pertinent, and his statist ies carefully selected. His arraignment of the clergy, and church members for indirectly aid ing the liquor interests by voting with the two great parties which a iv not directly opposed to the li cense system, and also the use of wine containing ulehhol for com munion purposes, was particularly severe. He also took strong grounds a gainst the protective' system, claim ing that it fostered trusts and mon opolies and so directly aided tho liq uor iuteivM which he classed as tho greatest and worst of all monopolies. Pugilist John L. Sullivan, while in u normal state of intoxication a few days ago, walked off tho rear end of a train, and was so severely injured that he is likely to die. Tho morals of the country will not suf fer if he does. President Carley, of Port Jer vis, charges that gambling is curried on in one of the lire company's build ings ill that place, which increases the gus bill. This, if true, is worse than a bear story. The Steamship St. Paul which tried to run over New Jersey some ten days ago was hauled off tho beach by tho wreckers on Tuesday and proceeded to New York under her own steam apparently unin jured. Tliu salvage will bo not le.s4 than 100,000. Hogs are affected with ll disease resembling hydrophobia over iu Lu zurne county.