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PIKE COUNTY PRESS.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT MILFORD, PA. J. H. Van Etten, Editor. Terms One dollar and fifty cents a year in advance. SistiLU Coi-its, Fits Cents. Y0L1 BUSINESS CAROS. 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; Sabbath services at 10.30 A. M. and 7.30 p. M. Sabbath school Immediately after the morning service Prayer meeting Wed nesday at 7.80 P. M. A cordial welcome will tin extended to all. Those not at tached to other churches are. eixc!ally In vited. Rev. Thomas Nichols, Pastor. Church of thb Goon Shepherd, Mil ford: Services Sunday at 10.30 A. M. and 7.80 P. M. Sunday school at 8.30 P. M. Week-day services, Friday at 4.00P.M. Seats free. All welcome. B. S. Lassiter, Rector. M. E. Church. Services at the M. E. Church Sundays: Preaching at 10.30 a. m. and at 7.30 p. m. Sunday school at p. in. Kpworth league at 8.45 p. m. Weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays at 7.80 p. m. Class meeting conducted by Wm. Angle on Fridays at 7.80 p.m. An earnest Invitation is extended to anyone who may desire to worshsp with us. Rev. W. R. Nkfk, Pastor. MATAMORAS. Epworth M. E. Church, Matamoras. Services every Sabbath at 10.30 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sabbath school at 2.30. C. E. meeting Monday evening at 7.80. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 7.30. Everyone welcome. Rev. F. L. Rounds, Pastor. Hope Evangelical Church, Mata moras.Pa. Services next Sunday as follows: Preaching at 10.80 a. in. and 7 p. m. Sun day school at 8 p. m. Junior C. E. before and C. E. prayer meeting after the even ing service. Mid-week prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7.80. Seats free. A cordial welcomo to all. Come. Rev. J. A. Wikoand, Pastor. Secret Societies. Milford Lodge, No. 844, F. & A. M.: Lodge meets Wednesdays on or before Full Moon at the Sawkill House, Milford, Pa. N. Emery, Jr., Secretary, Milford. J. H. Van Etten, W. M., Milford, Pa. Van Deb Mark Lodge, No. 828, 1. O. O. F: Meets every Thursday evening at 7.80 p. m., Brown's Building, (too. Dau uian, Jr., Soc'y. John li. Gourlay, N. G. Prudence Rebekah Lodge, 197. I. O. O. F. Meets every second and fourth Fri days In each month in Odd Fellows' Hall, Brown's building. Miss Minnie Beck, N. G. Katie Klein, Soc'y. Subscribe for the Press. Damaf bj the Floods. The heavy rains of last week caused wide spread ruin.both in des truction of property and loss of life. It has been especially severe in the New England states, where bridges have been carried away, many man ufactory works closed or destroyed, and railroad tracks torn out and blockaded. Great ice gorges have formed in the Hudson river. Al bany was flooded and the New York Central tracks were covered with lee. The damage was not great in this section, beyond the washing out of gutters in the roads which will cost supervisors some time and trouble to repair. litt of Unclaimed Letter. Unclaimed letters remaining in the postoffice at Milford, Pike Co., Pa., for the month ending Febru ary 29, 1896 : Ladies Mrs. C. Johnstone. Ma clam De Mar, Miss Nellie Gillon. Gentlemen Rev. J. Smith, Dr, Krewson, Frank Flickener. Persons claiming the above will please say " Advertised " and give date of this list. Jas. B. Gale, P. M The Compulsory School lew. Attorney General MeOormick has decided that the compulsory educa tion law will go into effect with the opening of the school year next fall This spring the assessors will get lint of all children of school age.and the School Boards will see that the act is proijerly enforced. The em ploymeut of attendance officers rests with the bourds.and will doubtless lie found necessary in quite a num Ler of cities and towns. UEEKPAKK IS KElTBLICAN The Wind Blew, a-ii the Demo crats There Are Blue. They Crawl Out frnm t'mlt r.SUa ffm of their Hopes with Two merit. The Good Deacon Nearpaafl Went to the Well Onre Too Often, and the Hoys Ilroke His Fltcher. The Gazette, of Port Jervis, has a decidedly blue nose. It says the spring eloction has come and gone and the result shows that the Dem ocratic party in Deerpark for the pre sent, has about gone with it. Th e Democrats only elected two on the entire ticket. A Highway and an Excise commiss ioner. The head of the ticket. W. H. Nearpass for supervisor, was de feated T. J. Quick by seventy-one majority. The election is a fair test of the feelings of the people. Bjth tickets were unusually good, and the result is just one more voluntary testimoivjal to the want of confidence the masses have in the Democratic party, and it capacity to successful lv manage affairs. The Democrats may seek to disguise facts, and throw dust in the eyes of the people, but this will not avail. They must face the inevitable. They deceived the people with the cry of a tariff tax. thev promised better times. In stead, came business prostration, a general depression, and unlimited borrowing of money to pay the cur rent expenses of government. The country sees it mistake and those re peated rebukes are only the ground swells of that tidal wave which next fall will sweep the country from east to west. NewAdvertlsment All Johnson of Port Jervis needs is to add one letter to make him a southern aristocrat. He is now nn F. F. first family, add the V. for Virginia, and he would be in it. He prefers however to have these let ters stand for " fitter of feet, " and in such employment he does more real service to humanity then he would by posing as a real swell Just read his new adv. in another column, whore he offers to bring his large store to your house free of charge. Let him have the oppor tunity and see if you are not satis fled. Ryman and Wells remind you in their new " ad " that you can de corate your house in the prettiest styles of wall paper at the lowest prices. Nothing adds so much to the appearence of a room with so little cost as fresh paper. It makes it homelike and cheerful. Drop in and see them. STATE NEWS. The Pittsburg Dispatch gives the following estimate on the first ballot at the Republican National conven tion : McKinloy,325 : Reed,215 ; Mor- ton,97; Allison, 80 j Quay, 79; Cul lorn, 38 ; Bradley, 26 ; Davis, 22 ; scat tering 18. Necessary for a choico 459. Agents of the State Liquor league have caused the arrest of over fifty persons in Luzerne county for sell ing liquor without license. Most of the defendants were bound over for trial at court. The arrests were made by Detective Day and Ding- man, of Philadelphia, who estimate that there are over 1,900 " speak easies" in the county. Friday, April 10, and Friday April 24, have been designated in a pro clamation issued by govern or Hast ings as Arbor days. The selection of either of these days is left to the choice of the people in the various sections of the commonwealth to the end that that day may be selec ted which is deemed most favorable on account of climatic conditions. Snow Under Horses' Feet. This troublesome annoyance has had many preventives suggested but they have not been satisfactory Recently a druggist advised a medi cal friend to put half an ounce of glycerine in each hoof of his horse and the result.aftor a severe trial, is said to have been very satisfactory OBITUARY. MR. THEODORE KELLEY. Mr. Theodore Kelley, a respected resident of Matamoras, died at his home Feb. 27, about 12 o'clock, of stomach trotiblo. Ho w; lifted 69 years and had long been a resident of Matamoras. He is survived by his wife and one son, John M. Kelley of Greenwood Lake : also by three brothers, Wil liam and Charley of Michigan and Albert, of Orange, N. J. and four sis ters Mary, Jane and Delia, residing in the west.and Ellen of Middletown, N. Y. Funeral occurred at Hope church, in Matamoras, at 2 o'clock Sunday aftemoan last. Interment in Lau rel Grove cemetery. Our New Rulers. The newly elected town council met at their office on Monday morn ing, March 2, and after being sworn proceeded to organize by electing John C. Beck, president and Daniel H. Hornbeck, secretary, at a salary of $75 per year. Following is the council and terms of office : President, John C. Beck, 3 years. Councilmen, Warren F. Choi, 3 years ; Frank Schorr, 8 years ; John C. War ner, 2 years : Win. F. Beck, 2 years ; Geo. E. Horton, 1 year ; Wm. H. Ai mer, 1 year, J. C. Chamberlain, 1 year ; Chas. H. Wood, 1 year. Wm. Hazen, the street commis sioner, reported having investigated the causes of the high water in the borough streets and found the cause to be an insufficient bridge across the turnpike in Milford township which is out of his jurisdiction. On motion of Mr. Wood the secretary was directed to notify the proper township officials to fix the bridge before court Mr. Mutchler A Candidate. Ex-Congressman Howard Mutch- lor has finally determined to run for Congress in the Northampton-Pike Monroe- Carbon district, now repre sented by Joseph J. Hart, whose majority two yoars ago was only 197. This is a big year in Northampton and Mutchler has determined to re gain some of his lost prestige. His fight is largely within his own party . Philadelphia Times. It is not surprising to learn that Mr. Mutchlor will again enter the lists. He carried this county two years ago and he carried Pike, and consequently, was entitled to the nomination by his party. After the Pike primaries.Hart played him false there can be no question of this and Hart won in consequence. So far as Democratic courtesies go. Hart should this year turn in for Mutchler, and thus make amends for his treachery. Meanwhile Mr. Mutchler 'b candidacy will be watched with much interest. Free Press. Mrs Hart Entortalns. One of the prettiest five o'clock teas of the season was given Satur day last by Mrs. Hart, wife of Repre sentative Joseph J. Hart of this Dis trict, at her residonce, 1807 Nine teenth street, Washington, D. C, in honor of Mrs. J. C. Bull and Miss Elizabeth Bull, of Milford. The re ceiving party included Mrs. Erdman of Pennsylvania, Mrs, Cooper, of Florida, Mrs. Miles, of Maryland, Mrs. O'Dell and Mrs Fairchild, New York, and Mrs. Rutherford, wife of Captain Rutherford, while the bevy of pretty young ladies from Pennsylvania, Misses Fontaine, Bid dis, Nichols, Brodhead, Peachy, White and Robinson, charmingly in teres ted the guests of the occasion. REAL. ESTATE TRANSFERS Westfall. Philip Schumaker, et. ux. to George E. Wollschiedt dated Feb. 27. Lot in Matamoras No. 16 Con. $175 Ent'd March 2. West full. George W. Case, to Ed win B. Labar dated Feb. 20. Lots in Matamoras, No. 55, 57, 59. Con. 2000. Eut'd March 3rd. Westfall, Albert B. Rust, et. ux to Colonel W. Quick, dated Feb. 25 6 lots in Matamoras Con. $500 Ent'd March. 5. A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong Pope MILFORD, TIKE COUNTY, I'A., FIU DAY, MABCII G, 189G. TOO MUCH TO EAT. If a Woman Melons: to a Number of Clnbs She Ha to Tax Her nifrentton. "Why is it, I wonder, " said n bright woman a sliyt time since to n womnnon the Atlanta " Journal, " why is it that women can never meet together for a gunio of whist, or study of history, or anything, without tagging on a lot of refresh ments which are very pleasant for a while, but finally grow burdensome, and end by killing the club ! " I know one history class, " she continued, " which from the begin ning has tabooed eatables ; and I feel sure that is largely the reason for its long life and uninterrupted health. It will not hear to refreshments. It furnishes mental food a plenty and its members go home, and get their suppers, or dinners, with brains stimulated and stomachs untortured with teas and chocolates and cakes and what not just enough to take the appetite and not satisfy it. " Of course, " she concluded, " if it were only once, in a while that this occurred, .it would be no great matter ; but when you are a member of half a dozen clubs, that means irregular eating half your time. No wonder the national mal ady with American women is head ache !" She laughed and rose to leave, but I was listening quite seriotisly, and resolved to tell the readers her wise words. So here they ere. Matamoras Republicans Elected Officers. A large number of enthusiastic members of the Republican Club of Westfall township convened at their club rooms in Matatmaras,. Monday evening, Feb. 17, for the purpose of electing officers. The meeting was largely attended, great enthusiasm was manifested and harmony reigned supremo. The result was one of the best officered clubs in this vicinity. The election resulted as follows : President A. W. Bah, Jr. Vice President John Vandervort. Secretary B. T. Durant. Treasurer H. Rosenerans. Executive Committee Chairman, Edward Fisher ; L. Davey, A. Wells, G. K. Laubshire, C. Mills John Bach, John Vandervort, F. A. Rose, P. Knickerbocker. STATE POLITICS. Senator Quay is formally announ ced in the newspapers of the twenty- fifth Congressional District as a candidate for district delegate to the National Convention. He will have no opposition. Senator E. B. nardonburg will quite likely be one of the delegates to the Republican National Conven tion from the Fifteenth District. Wayne county will present him.and she is pretty certain to be accorded one ot the delegates. Hart Receives Two Petitions. Congressman J. J. Hart has re ceived a petition from Albert Brod head, Abratn Greene, and ninety two other citizens of Bethelem, Pa ; also, petition of William H. Brink, William Hay, and thirty-seven other citizens of Tobyhanna Mills, Pa., in favor of the passage of the bill providing for the insjiection of immigrants by United States con suls. The petitions were referred to the Committee on immigration and Naturalization. Editor Fouler Off For Albany. Editor E. O. Fowler of this place went to Albany last week, his errand being to oppose in committee the bill which raises the required per centage of butter fats in milk from three to four per cent. This require ment would exclude the milk of nineteen-twentieths of the dairies of the state of New York. Union. Judge Bland's Wife Dead. Reading, Fob. 25 (Special ). Mrs Emma Pearson Bland, wife of Judge Bland, of the Orphans' Court, died this evening after a long illness. Deceased was a daughter of the late Edward Pearson, of the Reading bar, and a granddaughter of Justice Frederick Smith of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. When a plunge is to be made into the water, it's no use lingering on the bank. Dickens. HYMENEAL.. IIRAKE-GEBHARDT. At the parsonage of the Drew M. E. church in,. Port Jervis, N. Y., on Wednesday,' Feb. 26th, by the Rev. R. B. Collins, Mr. William W. Drake was united in marriage with Miss Anna L. Gebhardt, both of Ding- mans, Fa. The ceremony was wit nessed by Aristide Dubois and Miss Juliette Briard of the above place. The Rockwell Family. We are in receipt of a communi cation from C. F. Rockwell, of Honesdale, in which he corrects the statement made in the Press of last week, that Mrs. Valentine is the grandmother of Mrs. E. H. Mott. She is the mother. Mr. Rockwell further states thai he is a member of the Pennsyl- vania Society of the Sons of the Re volution of which General William Wayne, a grandnephew of " Mad -V Anthony Wayne, is president. Mr. Rockwell's grandfather en listed in a Connecticut regiment when less than sixteen years old, his birthday being October 3rd, 1761, and his enlistment in Nov. 1778. After the end of his service he re turned to Connecticut and July 4, 1784, married Sarah Rundel by which marrige there were seven children, the oldest being Lewis Rockwell, v.-ho was sheriff of Pike county from 1844 to 1847 and the youngest, Anna, the mother of Henry B. and Mary Wells, of Mil ford, Pa. His wife died in Milford in 1798, (he moved here in 1797,) and in 1799 at the age of 38 years he married a young lady, nineteen years old, a daughter of Abram Mulford. bv which marriage there were also seven children, the father of C. F. Rockwell being the oldest and Mrs. Valentine the youngest child. Sandyston Church Quarrel. As might have been surmised from the bitter feeling displayed the dif ficulty in the M. E. Church in Sandy ston, N. J., will engage the atten tion of the crimnal courts of Sussex county. As was stated last week two Boards of Trustees were elected, one favorable to the pastor, and the others opposod. Last Wednesday evening John V. Major and John Young, members of the Board elec ted as opponents of the pastor Rev. C. M. Doming, were arrested on a complaint made by Francis Layton ono of the new trustees. This com plaint charges Major and Yonng with breaking out windows iu the Church and removing the lock from the doer. They appeared before Justice Dawson Woodruff, of New ton, and gave bail for their appear ance at court. The difficulty seems to have arisen from a circular letter written agiinst Jacob J. Van Sickle who was the Democratic Candidate for assembly and was defeated. He 1 as a liberal supporter of the church, and charges that Mr. Doming was responsible for the letter, which greatly aided in his defeat for the office. A Notablt Eeut Mr. and Mrs. W. Fearing Gill, 6 taut Eighty-sixth street, gave a " heart " dinner on St.' Valentine's day in honor of Count and Countess d' Auliy and Dr. Jean Mure and Mine. Mure of Paris. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Pratt Ingersoll, Mr. Appleton Mor gan, Miss Julia Bibby, and Mr. W H. Bibby. The table was in the shape of a mammoth heart, and the floral decorations and favors were of the same design. The Neapolitan mandolin orchestra played during the dinner in the Moorish room, ad jacent to the dinner room. Mrs. Gill wore a dress of black poult peau de soio, embroidered in gold, with an overdress of black chiffon, elabora tely trimmed with pearls. Mrs, Gill's entertainments are celebrated for their originality, and borrow no refitx'ted light from larger and more pretentious functions. " TUank Heaven," said livery man they can't use bicycles for fu- Inerals." WOMANISH AFTER ALL. A True Story of AVIiy Snwin It. AnthonT Never Wore incomers. Mrs. F.lizalH'th Cady Stanton says that nothing h,,s never marred the 45-year-old friendship that has exis ted between her and Susan B. An thony. There was one time long ago, though, when it had a severe shock. Bloomers were the innocent cause. Both Mrs. Stanton and Miss An thony believed in bloomers. They discussed the matter seriously and decided that bloomers were a rational form of dress, conductive to good health. They further de cided thnt it was their dutv to wear this costume and try to get others to do so. Each woman had a bloomer suit made. The two planned to don them on the same day at Mrs. Stan ton's house. At the appointed time Mrs. Stanton, who then lived in the country, sent her carriage to meet Miss Anthony at the station. Annt Susan had planned a little surprise for Mrs. Stanton and had her bloom ers on, concealed by her petticoats. Before she reached the house she told the driver to let her outand she would walk up the hill. When Mrs. Stanton camo to the door to greet her friend she was astonished to see her walking up the hill in all the glory of blot nners. But instead of the praise which Miss Anthony expected, Mrs. Stan ton exclaimed : " My goodness Su san, if I looked like that in bloomers I'll never wear them. " Miss An thony's feelings were hurt by this remark. So the compact to wear bloomers was declared off. Natural Gas Peculiarly Discovered. The other morning Cyrus Wake- man, a young farmer living near Harmony, Beaver county, while On his way homo from calling on a young woman, and while passing through a piece of woods, thro w a lighted match to the ground. In stantly bright flainos shot up from among the rocks, which so frigh tened the youn? man that ho imag ined ho saw all sorts of strange things, so he took to his heels and fled. An investigation was made, and it was discovered that when the burning mutch was thrown in among the rocks it had ignited a jet of es caping natural gas. Until the mat ter was explained, however, the neighborhood was greatly excited, and a number of the more supersti tious had called a prayer meeting. Times. Card of Thanks. Mrs. Amanda Quick and the fam ily of the late John V Quick wish to publicly express their thanks to the many friends who so kindly and nn reservedly a ided and gave sympathy tnem in moir recent annexion. Editorial Association Officers. A meeting of the Pennsylvania State Editorial Association was held at Harrisburg on Wednesday. These officers were elected : President, J W. Maloy, Lansford ; first vice-preai-dent, R. T. Wiley, Elizabeth, Alleg- heny county ; second vice-president, J. S. Sanders, Wilkoslwrre ; third vice-president, W. A. McKee, Free port, Armstrong county ; secretary and treasurer, R. H. Thomas, Me- chaniesburg : corresixinding secre tary, R. H. Thomas, Jr. ; executive committee, W. M- Taggart, Phila delphia ; II. P. Snyder, Connelsville ; W. C. Kreps, Greencastle ; E. F Acheson, Washington, and Addison B,Burk, Philadelphia. Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at nignt ; wnile laziness travels so slowly that proverty soon overtakes him. Benjamin Franklin. To uproot an old habit is some times a more painful thing, and vast ly more difficult, then to wrench out a tooth. Smiles. The true, strung, and sound mind is the mind that can embrace equally great things and small. Dr. Juhn- aon. The PRESS is the best ADVERTISING MEDIUM in the county. Apply for rates. Ko. 19. PERSONAL. Jack " Crawford, of Port Jer vis, paid Milford a visit last week. I. M. Connor, of Conner, Fendler &Co., 56 Beekman street N. Y., deal ers in printers supplies, made us a brief call last week. Hon. J. J. Hart made his consti tuents a brief visit this week. Dr. H. E. Emerson, sailed for the Emerald Isle last Saturday morn ing in company with Charley Quinn, of Dingmnn township. Mr. L. W. Armstrong and wife wore in Milford over Sunday. Rev. F. S. Custard, formerly of the M. E. Church of this place, now in charge of a church at Duncllen, N. J., is under treatment for a tumor in his side in the Bloomingdalo Hos pital. Mr. George Whoeler, of Milford, has gone to New York to vi-iit his parents. Rev. Dr. Charles Beattie has ar rived homo from his southern trip. His appearance indicate that it was beneficial to him. Middletown Times. BRIEF MENTION. Quite a thunder shower passed over this Section Feb. 2S, and the rainfall was very heavy during the night, again proving the insufficoncy of our culverts to carry off the wa ter. Sucker fishing was good during the recent high water. Many, we mean fish, were caught, in the ri ver here. It blew great guns Monday night. Some of the people sat up to see if their house would not blow away, but they were disappointed. Nothing moved. Amos Labar, aged 82 years, re siding at the Delaware Wuter Gap, fell on the ice at his home on Thurs day and dislocated his left hip. Be cause of his advanced ago his condi tion is quite serious. Wm. Resor will sell a large stock of good on the farm of G. E. Hor ton in Schocopee, Saturday March 7 at 1 p. m.. The sale was adjourned from the 3rd on account of the wea ther. Won't Mr. Icicles come to the surface for a moment, and tell us how it happened, and how it is going to happen next time? Does ho un derstand yet what ' considering " means? Let us hear from you. Such trifles as an eloction should not crush a really noble and lofty spirit. Dr. J. T. Cathrock, State Forest commissioner, will deliver an ad dress next Monday evening on For est Reservations as affecting the wa ter supply of Philadelphia, in that city. The Press goos into nearly every home in Milford and to many ia the county, besides those which go outside, and the advertisement of your vendues, or of anything you . have to sell, or of your wants, would reach the people you want to know about it. Try it once. A brand new robin was seen along the river near hero last Sun day. Wonder what weather prop-, het he read, and if he isn't sorry about coming. Be careful with the children, the whooping cough, measles and scar let fever are spreading over the country. Take preca tionary mea sures. Probably you cannot avert these diseases, but timely dietirg, and proper care may reni'er them much less serious if they come. Food Adulteration!. Deputy Attorney General Elkin, of Harrisburg, in reply to a request of Hon. Levi Wells, Dairy and Food Commissioner decides that a mix ture conpoundod of coffee and a cer tain amount of chickory, wheat, rye 3r peas, dried and brown, and label led " Best Rio, " " Prime Rio, " or " Broken Java, " and the words " ooffee compound, " showing the nature of the mixture, cannot be sold in Pennsylvania : it is an adul teration' It would seem t hat is it dif ficult to define what are "mixtures or compounds recognized as ordinary articles or ingredients of articles of food " to which the act of 1U5 does not apply.