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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT MILFORD, PA. J. H. Van Etten, Editor. Terms Ono dollar and fifty cents a year in advance. Single Copies, Five Cknts. V0L1 Bl'SINRSS 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 Presbyterian Church, Milford; Sablmth services at 10.30 A. M. nnil 7.80 P. M. Sabbath school immediately after the morning service. Prayer meeting Wed nesday at 7.80 P. M. A cordial welcome will lx extendi! to all. Those not at tached to other churches aro especially in vited. Rev. Thomas Nichols, Pastor. Church or thr Good Shf.i'iif.ro, Mil ford: Services Sunday at 1U.U0 A. M. and 1 id) p m. Kimiliiv school at 2.30 P. M. Week-day servlees.Frtday at 4.UUP.M. Seats froo. All welcome. B. S. Labsiter, Rector. M. E. Church. Services at the M. E. Church Kiindnvs: Preaching at 10 80 a m. and at 7.80 d. in. Sunday school at 8 n ni. k'.nworth leturue at o.4d p. in. Weekly prayer meeting on VVelnesdays at 7.80 p. m. 'Class meeting conducted by Win. Angle on Fridays at 7.30 p. in. An earnest invitation Is extendi! to anyone who may desire to worshsp witn us. BKV. W. K. Neff, Pastor. MATAMORAS. Kpwortb M. E. Church. Matamoras Services every Sabbath at 10.30 a. in. and 1 n in Snlihiith (U-h.Mll at 3.80. C. Vj. mentiim Monday oveuine at 7.30. Prayer meeting Wwlnemlay evening at 7.30. Kvoryoue welcome. Bkv. F. L. Rounds, Pastor. Horn Evahorlical Ciiuhch, Mata moras, Pa. Serviowi next Sunday as follows: Pmacliinir at 10.80 a. m. and 7 D. m. Sun day m hiMil at 8 p. m. Junior C K. before and C. K. nraver meeting aftor the even lng service. Mid-week prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7.80. Seals fr. A cordial welcome til all. Come. Kev. J. A. Wieani. Pastor. Secret Societies. Milford Lodge, No. 844, F. & A. M.: Ijodge meets Wednesdays on or liefore Full Vfivn at the Sawkill House. Milford, Pa. N. Emery, Jr., Secntary, Milford. J. H. Van Etten, W. M., Milford, Pa. Van Der Mark Lodge, No. 828, 1. O. O. F: Meets every Thursday evening at 7.80 D. m.. Brown's Building. Geo. Uau- man, Jr., Seo'y. John L. Guurlay, N. (i 1", ............ .. T) ...... .. . T ...... i) 1 Yl T f O. F. Meets every second and fourth Fri days in eacn montn in una rcuows nun, Brown s uuiuung. Miss Aiinnie xmjck, in. (i. Katie Klein, Sec'y. Subscribe for the 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 (rood things, This can only be done by keeping pace with this progressive age. Chie's own individual efforts will not suffice. What is needed is co operation. You should keep posted on all thinirs that you may need to buv. It is a well established fact that the consumer (those who buy At retail) are paying in these Unitou States from one to twenty -nve per coat, more than is necessary, simply from the fact that they do not keep posted on current prices. How long could a merchant avoid failure were he to use such lax methods in makinz his purcliases r One would oniekly say such a deuler was failure from the beginning, then whv do you use this method m a small way ? It would cost you but the request to keep pace with the times in the way of prices on all stanle articles you are apt to use All that is needed is to notify BiiOWN & ARMSTRONG, general merchants, Miltord, Pa., and you will recitive a. monthly price sheet. TUey 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. No marriage licen.se was issued during tlie month of January and part of February in Monroe county. The Prothonotary is becoming dis couraged and offers to issue to the first couple applying a' license f roe of charge, or a reward, or a chroiuo, or jwmething. Pike's Protonotary Ji3 l-isrwd two licenses so far, and rumor auyj he may be called on oon again. SIMON'S GREAT BLUFF. The Blonde Bearded Friedberger Talking Railroad Again. Will Hulld One In The Summer It la Hinted that Ills Newly Wedded Wife, Who In Said to be Worth tao,000,WI!l Furnish Mis Capital. What Local Men Think. A few weeks ago the Times re ported the marriage of Simon Fried bcrgcr.tho treasure and Pooh Bah of the late Delaware Valley Electric Railway, to Miss Lazarus, of New York city. , It has since been learned that tho wife of tho blond bearded Simon is possessed of great wealth, as much as f 150.000, With this large amount of capital it is said that Friedberger proposes to build tho East Stroudsburg and Matamoras Railroad, for which he possesses tho charter. The dnpiier Simon chums to have closed a deal with a reputable firm of railroad contractors to build the steam railrod as soon as the flowers bloom in the spring, and it has been hinted that the money, with which the road will be built, will be f urn- ished by the lady who he has recently married in New York city. Application will be made for right of way through East Stroudsburg very shortly and then all things will bo complete, as a steam railroad charter' gives the right to the part ios to go ahead and pre-empt lands and condom the property. It will be remember that Messrs. Arbogast and Carrick ran out tho lino for the railroad last summer. A reporter interviewed several of those interested in the Delaware Valloy Railway each one character izing Friedberger 's statement as ono grand bluff. An execution has boen issued against the East Stroudsburg and Matamoras road for $138 and over for labor claims. Mitchol Palmer, Esq., was recently in Philadelphia to Borve the papers on the ex-trea surer but he was out of town. If tho claims are not paid in a von time the road will bo sold at auction and the charter forfeited This will, of course, end any further interference on Friedborger's part. Tho whole matter looks as if Friod- borircr has a somewhat dog in the manger feeling about the matter, lie was unable to build the road himself and hates to see others stop in and accomplish what he could not do. Stroudsburg Times. Attendant it Public Schooli. HIGH SCHOOL Report of Milford High School for month ending February 11, 1898 Whole number in attendance 65, average attendance 48, per cent of attendance 92. The following pupils were neither late nor alsent during the month Daisy DeWitt, Cora Struble, Nettie Rivers, Anna May Cortright, Meda Boyd, Dora Rochotto, Phebo Davis Robbie Terwilliger, George Turner, Harry Boock. S. A. Johnson, Teacher. pp.imaky dkpartmknt. Report of Primary Department of Milford schools for month ending Feb. 11. 1896 : Whole number in at tendance 46, average attendance 40, per cent of attendance 87. ' The following pupils are deserving of special mention for faithful at tendance during the month : Arthur MeCarry, Frank Gehrig, Johnie Pal mer, Henry Klaer, Harold Arm strong Jesse Raser, George Ileller. Ernest Kilii), Howard Kyte, Fred Kurtz, Arthur Smith, Charley Boock Joseph Lattimore, Walter Dingman, Bessie Armstrong, Pile bo Showers, Pauline Frich, Frances Taylor, Flor ence Lattimore Mns. S. A. Johnson. Twicher, There have been forty-three days so fur this year, and the county com missioners have put in thirty-two in transacting " miscellaneous bus iness, " and adjusting assessments, and one iu travelling, Total 33 out of 43. MILFOBD, TIKE DEATH OF MRS. LEVI CHASE. Prominent Woman Ueloyed for Many Exeetlent Qualities. After a painful illness, of several months Mrs. Levi Chase died at 10.30 Thursday evening Jan. 23rd at her home In San Diego Calafornia,. The immediate cause of death was shock suffered as the result of the ampu tation of her right leg, which waa done in the hope of saving her life. She was surrounded by loveing f riends,and every effort was exerted in her behalf by her physicians. The news of Mrs. Chase's death caused profound sorrow in the city, where she was esteemed for her largeness of heart and kindly nature She was noted for her charitable acts, which while modestly per formed, were liberal in the extreme Many a poor home was rendered happy through her. and the sorrow over her demise Is consquently not confined to the circle of her immedi ate friends. Mrs. Chaso's maiden name was Cor nelia A. King, and she was born in Morristown N. J,, She married Levi Cliaso in 18B2, They removed to Iowa and lived there untill the war begun when Major Chase went to the .front as Major of the first Iowa Cavalry. She returned to Morris- town, and after the war rejoined her husband in St Louis where they lived until 1868 when they came to San Diego. They both became pro minent and highly esteemed resi dents of the city, They had no children. The funeral services were held Monday Jan. 27th at the resi dence, and the body was brought to Morristown N. J., for interment. It was accoinpalned by Major Chase and Charles A. Chase the son. She leaves besides the above, five sisters and twohrothors.Mrs. Nelson Salmon of Mount Olive, Mrs John W. Hurd, of Dover, Mrs. Peter Van- nest of Stanhope, Mrs. o. a. Hop kins of Newton N. J ., and Mrs. Geo , E. Horton of Milfonl Pa Mr. T, King of Petersburg, Va., and J. L. King or Springflold HI. San Diego Union. Town Council Meetings. The monthly mooting was held in Brown's Hall on Monday, Feb. 3rd, and ordered bills of Lorenz Geyer, poundmaster, for the year, $7.50 and William Hazen, work on street $1.50 paid. The bills of the Health Board were presented and referred to the Committee on Accounts as was also the report of secretary of that board. The election of the following named persons to wit : Chief, Jacob Klaer j first assistant, A. D. Brown j second assistant, Nathan Emery, by the fire defMirtment was approved, as was also the election of Hook and Ladder, No. 1, viz : Foreman, P. N, Bournique ; first assistant, Wm. Day. enport; second assistant, William Depue, and the secretary was di rected to furnish them certificates. At an adjonrned meeting of the council held Feb. 8th, the bills of of the secretary of Health Board, $25 health officer. $12 : William Hazen, $12.25, and J. C. Wallace, 48 cents were ordered paid. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Sarah J. Van Gordon, to George J Luckey, dated Deo. V, 1895. Land in Westfall.101 acres. Con. $300. En. tored Feb. 5. John W. Robinson, et. nx. to Christian Metzgar, dated Feb. 1895. Land in Greene 50 acres. Con $250. Ent'd Feb. 7. Herbert H. Sanderson, et. ux. to George A. Plimpton dated Jan. 1 1SS6. Land in Lehman 2805 acres Con. $2500 Ent'd Jan. 7. Daniel M. Van Auken, et. al to David C. Cron, dated May 3. 1883 Land in Delaware 3 acres. Con $150 Ent'd Feb. 10. Christian Neilson, et. ux. to John C. McNaughton, dated Doc. 23 1895 Land in Dingman 107 acres. Con. $1 Ent'd Feb. 10. - D. Holbrook, et. ux. to Wentelen Wick, dated Dec. 30, 1895. Land in Dingnwn,18 acres. Con, $650, Ent Fob. 12. He who rosignoth himself to God, and doeth that which is right, he shall have his reward with hi Lord The Koran. 5T WW l 1 II VJ i COUNTY, PA., FBIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1896. SENATOR VEST TALKS. Free Distribution of Seeds Discon tinued. Scores the Secretary of Arlrtilnrt Sy He Raises I'lante Cleveland's Bouquets. Cats oft the Pobr Farmers' Seeds and Is a Gold Bag. We lost week mentioned the fact that Secretary of Agriculture Morton had discontinued the free distribu tion of seeds, and now this is wliat Senator Vest thinks of that worthy. He said the technical construction of the law by the Secretary was a mere sham to cover up his personal op position to this particular law which had stood for years, and had been executed with incalculable value to the whole country. It was an effort to discredit those in Congress who distribuuted seeds. The Democra tic party has been most unfortunate not only as to its internal discords but also in the fact that the devil has owed it a grudge and paid it in a Secretary of Agriculture. The Secretary has put the Demo- cratio party in antagonism to the great agricultural interests of the party, although that party had al ways stood as the close friend of ag riculture. Why did not this secre tary turn his search light on the sale of bonds to a foreign syndicate? Why did he not investigate tho pro fligacy of public printing. The gi gantic intellect of this Secretary of Agricult ure has daily gone outside of his legitimate duties and why did it not discover some of the really flagrant abuses?" "This Secretary, " assumed to run the entire Goverment. He baa been practically the Secretary of the Trea sury, flooding this country with re ports and pamphlots.denouncing the silver lunatics and upholding the single gold standard. Here was this Secretary, declared Mr. Vest, "cultivating orchids and lilies of the valley and palms to grace the banquets and receptions of the President in this city, but when we give a few seeds to some poor farmer this Secretary springs to arms and liberty lies bleeding in the street. " As for himsolf , he would rather send seed to some struggling farmer of the West or put one flower in the sick room of some poor girl, than to decorate the banquets where the chandeliers flashed its light across the red wine. " Why should the colossal capa city of this Secretary of Agriculture be restricted to cabbages?" ex claimed Mr. Vest. There was much amusement through the chamber and in the galleries as the Senator compared the Secretory with classic heroes. Like the war horse of Job, his neck is clothed with the thun ders, and he sayeth amoung the trumpets, "Ha, ha? " "The trouble is," said Mr. Vest, " that the Secretary of Agriculture is a monomaniac on the gold stand ard. He sees only gold, gold, red gold, and he thinks any man who does not see as he sees is a lunatic." Mr. Vest closed shortly after 2 o'clock with a remarkably sarcastic and bitter peroration. He refered to the useless seeds, "which it was as sorted the Secretary had properly refused to buy. But, added the Sena tor, there was one seed not men tioned. It was, " he proceeded, smiling maliciously, the aurifer feniculum canis Mortonae, or in plainer words, Morton's golden dogweed. This would flournish while this Socretary swinging his golden censor at the Executive Mansion shouted, "Holy holy art thou, oh Grover, king of kings and lord of lords. , Vivisection (t Cornell. All students at Cornell are re- auired to dissect durinif a part of their freshman or sophomore years It does not seem tlmt the girls in that institution have been affected by any marked increase m hysterics or nervous diseases for the pat two sewsioiis, by reason of being eomiel led to vivwection. Reading will have a Masonic Tem ple which will cost $200,000. Ik wv Ml) i tK f.- . fli ROENTGENS RAYS rhotngraplii-ir; the Bones of the Body a Remarks Aid to Sur(ery. It Will ' Locate lit . . rt and Other Foreign Sub .tnnre Imbedded In flevhy Tissues. A discovery has recently been made by a Gennnh professor which will revolutionize the practice of surgery by enabling the surgeon to locate bullets and other foreign sub substanoes in the human body, and in diagnosing diseases of the bones. Experimente have been made in Philadelphia which wore successful and the operator, Prof. Goodspeed photographed the bones of his own hand, so that the flesh appeared to have fallen away, and loft only the skeleton. ' '" .A heavy leather purse in which coins had been placed and which had a metal clasp was also sub jected for thirty minutes to the X rays, when the coins and clasp only were visible on the plate. Electri city furnishes the light in a vacuum bulb similar to the ordinary incan descent lamp bulb only larger. This is suspended over the object to be photographed which is placed on what is called the plate. The rays of light penetrate the flesh or other substance, but not bone qr metal, and so photograph the impression on the plate. . The new process is called " Cathode photography. " It is also claimed that this process will show beyond dispute the difference be. tween all genuine precious stones and imitations. OBITUARY. JACOB BIYKR. Jacob Biyer.who for a quarter of a century and over has been a resident of Matamoras, died at his home in that place January 7, aged fifty years. He was born in Franklin, Germany. He is survived by his wife and six sons, Charles A., Will lam F., Jacob, Edward, Frank and Arthur, all residing at Matamoras. Mr. Biyer was a man much re spected in that community, and his death will be regretted by a large circle of friends. His occupation was that of a shoemaker. He was a member of the I. O. O, F. and also of the Port Jervis Man- norchor Society. His funeral took place on Monday, and his remains were laid at rest in Laurel Grove Cemetery. AMZI F.(COOLBAUOH. Amzi F. Coolbaugh, a cousin of Prothonotary J. C. Westbrook, of this place, died at his residence in Stroudsburg, January 30, and was buried Monday, Feb. 3d. Deceased was a highly respected citizen of that place as was attested by the large concourse which assembled to pay their last respects to his mem. ory. His age was about 70 years He is survived by a widow and three sons, M. Wills, of Missouri ; Robert R. and Herbert F., of Stroudsburg. JAMES A BUCHANAN. James A. Buchanan a well known citizen of Port Jervis, died at that place Wednesday of this week, of pneumonia. He was born in 1831 in New York City, and went to Port Jervis about thirty years ago. He conducted a livery stable for many years, and also engaged in the bus. iness of carriage making. He leaves a widow and one son Geo R.Buchanan. Tho funeral will take place Satuaday afternoon. The Storm In Monro County. In Monroe county the Wilkesbarre & Eastern Railroad bridge at Bar ton ville was swept away, and the railroad bridge at Sparta was car ried off. Thomas Kitsen's woolen mills were greatly damaged. Poco no creek become a roaring torrent and did great damage and the bridge between the two towns was badly injured. Conf-ettate. Hart's fiist Bill, Congressman Hurt, of this dis. trict, hast introduced his maiden bill in the nouse at Washington. It Is a bill to pension Flavis J. Williams at $50 per mouth. . It waa referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. -k .?, V i- v fy . .. v v. V'' -'V PERSONAL Mrs. S. M. Craft, of Red Ridge has been quite ill but is improving- Al Marvin visited his home in West fall last Saturday and Sunday. Miss Mary Wells is quite seriously sick at her home on Hartford street. r. F. M. North, of Montague New Jersey, was in town on Mon day. Rev. Charles Whittnker, of Bush- kill, has taken part in the revival services held at Dingmans. Wesley Griff in,of Glen Eyre.made a brief visit to the connty seat Mon day this week. Miss Bettie Cornelius went to New York on Tuesday for a visit. She will be absent for several days. Rev. G. 8. Garretson and wife re turned home to Dingman 's this week from a visit in New Jersey. Dr. E. B. Wenner has been seri ously ill, but is now we are glad to learn improving. Harry 8. Angle left last Mon day for Philadelphia, where he will accept a situation with the Inquirer of that city. Mr. and Mrs. George Slawson,who have been making a protracted visit in Massachusetts, returned to their Milford home last week. O. K. Lanbshire, of Matamo ras, wno is taking orders for the As siduity Nursery Co., of Geneva N.Y. was in town last week. Mr. Wilfred Brodhead has re turned to New Brunswick N. J., where he holds a position with the Y. M.C.A. Dr. H. E. Emerson suffered a severe attack of inflamation in his side this week. His condition we are pleased to say is much improved. Rev. W. It- Neff and wife, of this place, left town Sunday to attend the wedding of Mr. Neff's sister in Passaic, N. J.. which occured on Monday. Prof. A. H. Hibschman instructor of mathematics in the Normal school East Stroudsburg, has resigned his position to accept a situation with an Insurance Company. Horace E. Kipp, of Paupac, paid the County seat a busines visit Feb. 8. He says no lumbering is being done this winter in that once famous lumber country. . Al Hanners.of Delaware township whose hand was injured sometime ago while unloading logs, has suf fered severely by reason of gangrene of the injured number. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dr. King, of Grand Rapids Michigan, last week. It is reported that mother and child are quite well. Mrs. King is a daughter of Hon. E. Pinchot, of this place. J. O. " Christiana, of Hawley, Pa., and a brother-in-law of Thos. Armstrong, of Milford, is in town taking orders for the old established and reliable firm of R. D. Chase & Co., nurserymen of Geneva, N. Y. Mrs. C. E. Stewart, who has many friends in Milford, where for a num ber of summers, she has visited, has been afflicted with an inflammation of her eyes, caused by a severe cold. At present they are much better. ' Mrs. C. W. Bnll entertained a number of her friends at a luncheon last Friday, given in honor of Mrs. M. C. Nyce, who has been visiting here for several days. Covers were laid for ten. Mrs. Nyce returned home to Egypt Mills last Monday. Dr. Alaxander Hadden, of . New York, was elected one of the direc tors of the New York Juvenile Asylum at its 43 annual meeting This is an unusual honor as physi cians are not commonlly chosen to such offices in that City. Mr. Moses C. Westbrook, of Bloom ing Grove,drove to Milford last week behind a handsome pair of bays, in a sleigh, but the rain came, the flood descended and he was obliged to re. turn with a wagon. Miss Carrie Westbrook aeoom pained him home -On Sunday last, Mr. Ollie Ryder procured a horse and sleigh with which to take his mother to visit her da,uhter,Mrs. Ira B. Cano. On their return near the hotel of John C. Beck, the sleigh struck a large stone upsetting it and throwing the occu pants out. Mrs. Ryder was badly braised, but Ollie was not injured. Tho PRESS io tho boot ADVERTISING MEDIUM in the county. Apply for rates. Ko. 18. The horse ran away and completely demolished the sleigh. Congressman J. J. Hart was re cently requested by Speaker Reed to take the place on the eoimnittt on Railways aud Conals made vacant by the retirement of Mr. McOnnn of Chicago. He declined for the rea son that his place on the Naval Af fairs Committee required all his spa-v- time. . BRIEF MENTION. Lincoln's birth day was Feb. 12. To day is Valentine's day. Go to the polls Tuesday and vote for the best men. Queen Victoria was married Monday Feb. 10, 1840. Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall Goldsmith. Thirty-seven of the studonts, in Lafayette College, announce their intention to enter the ministry Bat Shea, who killed Robert Ross at an election in Troy N. Y., was electrocuted in Dannemora Pri son Feb. 11. H. C, Abendroth, of Port Jer vis N. Y., passed through Milford. Wednesday with a drove of fine looking horses, destined for Easton. Attend the Phonograph concert in Brown's Hall with your family, or your best girl. It will be an eve-' ning of rare enjoyment. The Farm Journal advises spray - ing the pot-house politicans, who want to go to Congross or the Leg islature, with the Kerosene emul sion, and voting only for a farmer. Philadelphia has the largest number of churches, of any city in the United State. She has 664, New York 534, Chicago 500 and Brooklyn 383. -The centennial years are leap years only whon they are divisible by 400. The year 1900 is not so divisible, hence will not be a leap year. The St Joseph Society of Port Jervis, come to Milford on Tuesday evening and enjoyed a dance in Brown's Hall. A lunch box social was a part of the entertainment. About 75 couplos attended. HYMENEAL. PICOT-PIOOT. Philip J. Picot, of Dingmans township, was married in Newark N. J. to Mrs Ida Picot, Feb. 11th. The bride was a daughter of Ira B. Case of Dingman. A sister of the bride, Miss Nettie Case was maid of honor, and Charley McCarty was best man. THE PHONOGRAPH CONCERT. A Novel Entertainment and An Evening of Pleasure la Store. Lyman Howe will give a phono graphic concert in Brown's Hall on Tuesday evening, Feb. 18. Besides tho reproductions of Gilmore's Band, the Marine Band, cornet solos, operas, &c, local talent has been engaged to furnish vocal and instru mental musio which will be repro producod. Full program on small bills. Don't fail to attend and hear this wonderful instrument. Service an Ash Wednesday. Wednesday of next week is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, when the call comes to the world to devote all time possible to prayer, penitence, good works and to the mortification of the flesh. Service at the Church of the Good Shepherd, at 4 o'clock p. m. Ash Wednesday, Feb. 19. Will Receive an Inerease in Pension Geo.A.SwepeniA)r,cimmissioi:er's clerk, has been granted an increase in pension. This is a deserved re cognition of faithful services ren dered to his country. He received a southern bullet at the battle of Winchester which memento he still carries with him. A Marriaga license Grsnted. A marriage license was granted Feb. 13 by Prothonotary Westbrook to Peter A. Tunney and Maggie Cuddihe, both of Pond Eddy, Pa. The empty wagon makes the most noise.