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PIKE COUNTY PRESS.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT M1LFOKD, PA, J. H. Van Etten, tditor. Terms One dollar and lift y ctmts a year In advance. Single Copies, Five Cents. VOL. 1 BUSINESS 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 Pbesbytekias Church, Milford; Sabbath services t 10.30 A. M. and 7.31) P. M. Sabbath school immediately after the morning service. Prayer meeting Wed nesday ot 7.30 P. M. A cordial welcome will bo extended to all. Those not at tached to other churches are especially In vited. Rev. Thomas Nichols, Pastor. Church of the Good Shepherd, Mil ford: Services Sundav at 10.30 A. M. and 7.80 P. M. Sunday school at 2.80 P. M. Week-day servlces.Frlday at 4.0UP.M. Seats free. All welcome. B. S. LA88ITER, Rector. M. E. CHURCH. Services at the M. E. Church Sundays: Preaching at 10.80 a. ra. and at 7.80 p. m. Sunday school at p. m. Kpworth league at H 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. in. An earnest Invitation Is extended to anyone who may desire to worshsp with us. Rev. W. R. Neff, Pastor. MATAMORAS. Epworth M. E. CHuncH, Matamoras. Services every Sabbath at 10.80 a. in. and 7 p. m. Sabbath Bchool at 8.30. C. K. meeting Monday evening at 7.80. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 7.80. Everyone welcome. Rev. F. Jj. ROUSDS, Pastor. Hops Evangelical Church, Mata moras, Pa. Services next Sunday as follows : Preaching at 10.80 a. m. 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 welcome to all. Come. Rev. J. A. Wiegand, Pastor. Secret Societies. Milford Lodge. No. 844, F, & A. M.s Lodge meets Wednesdays on or before Full Moon at the Sawkili House, Milford, Pa. N. Emery, Jr., Secretary, Milford. J. H. Van Etten, W. M., Milford, Pa. Vas Der Mark Lodge, No. 828, 1. O. O. F: Meets every Thursday evening at 7.80 p. m., Brown's Building. Goo. Uau man, Jr., Sec'y. John It. 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 Bock, N. G. Katie Klein, Soc'y. Subscribe for the Press. Whether you win wealth or not will depend upon your comprehen sion of the great underlying prin Chiles 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 good things. This can only be done by keeping pace with this progressive age. One's own individual efforts will not suffice. What is needed is co- oiierafrion. You should keep posted on all things that you may need to buy. It is a well established fact that the consumer (those who buy at retail) are paying in these Unitm States from one to twenty-five per cent, 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 making his purchases ? One would quickly say such a dealer was a failure from the beginning, then why do you ust V' is method in a small way ? It would cost you but 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 needed is to notify BROWN & ARMSTRONG, 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 fill promptly all orders received by jnau. AdTertiso in the Press. A petition baa been received by Congressman Ilart from Editor A K. Stone, of East Stroudsburg, ask Ing for favorable action of the Loud Postal BUI. This weather is a reminder of the great bliiizard of 1888 and 1894. Too much snow to ftllow walking easy. diiu niiiVTV r j lUliHl i The Regular Term Held March 16, - 1896. V VERY BUSY SESSION. Llcen.ru Granted o all those Petitioning Kxcept Nicholas Oebliardt. of Mata moms An Important ltamnge Suit Tried Several Criminal Matters Dis poned of. Pike County courts commenced at 2 p. m. March 16 with President Judge G. 8. Purdy and Associates Wm. Mitchell and J. D. Houck. The Constables to wit ! Lehman, W. 8. Van Auken ; Delaware, Joseph D. Brooks ; Dingmnn, John 8. Fish er : Milford township, Christian Her mann ; Westfall, B. C. Totten ; Sho hola, Frnnk Keller ; Lnckawaxen, Frank Kelley ; Palmyra, Alva Quick ; 1 Greene. Eugene Butler, Blooming Grove, E. N. Pitrson ; Porter, Clias. Van Vleit ; Milford Borough, B. F. Bennett, filed bonds. Licenses were granted to all those petitioning except Nicholas Geb hardt against which there was a re. monstrance, which was continued. Wenzol vs. Wenzel Divorce : J. H. Van Etten appointed commissioner to take depositions. Naturalization of Q- Ewart, of Lackawaxen to become a citizen. Naturalization of Edward Fisher and Wendell Wick. Estate of David Howell doe'd in partition. Hoirs called and no one appearing to bid, C. W. Bull, Esq. appointed Trustee to make sale. Petition for change of road in Dingman township near Chris Lei dels. John Detrick, John McCarty and Frank Schorr appointed viewers. Petition for appointment, of Over seer of the Poor in Lehman town ship, John Litts appointed. Petition for adoption of Myrtle Violet Spencer by Albert Jagger. C. B. Staples roceiver.&c.vs JEmily Cornelius et.- al; Rule to show cause why Judgement sliall not be entered for want of a sufficient affi davit of defence. Rotble to June Term. Petition for changing place of holding election in Westfall town ship from house of Charles Pfitzner dee'd to house of George Millott, in Matamoras. Continued to June Term. W. J. Sadler vs.Lizzie Sadler. Di vorce, order of publication granted. Philps vs. Philipa Divorce. C. W. Bull appointed commissioner to take depositions. Estate of Frederick Meyer, et. al. Petition for sale of real estate. Or der of sale decreed, Terms cash. Adm. to give bond in 11000. Estate of James D. Brisco dee'd. Petition for sale of real estate. Sale ordered. Petition for appointment of Col lector in Wostfall township. B. C. Totten appoiutcd collector. Petition for county bridge over Sawkili creek at foot of Mott street. J. C. Westbrook. J. C. Bull and John M. Aldrich appointed viewers. Acetylene light company stock is listed in the market quotations at 20. Commonwealth vs. Charles Cron Indictment assault with intent to commit murder. True bill. Commonwealth vs. William Wertz breaking in building and larceny. True bill. Chas. Marvin vs. Wm. H- Rose. In equity. The bill of Plaintiff is dismissed for reasous filed. Costs to be paid by Plaintiff, but defendant not to file any bill of costs. John C. Westbrook, jr., John Kleinhans, Simeon Lord appointed inspectors on bridge across Bloom ing Grove creek near Westbrook'B mill. Phels vs. Phelps. Divorce. Evi dence tiled and divorce decreed. Commonwealth vs. Thos. Leahy Rape. True bill on two first counts. Commonwealth vs. August Otton dorf. Larceny. True bill. The business man who'd keep on raiding, Must ne'er neglect his advertising. Au Indiscreet good action is little better than discreet mischief. Bishop Hall. 0 rTfMV tyJm0 STATE NEWS. The Supremo Court of . Pennsyl vania, in a recent decision thus de fines the duties of pence officers in the commonwealth: "By act of April 17th, 1867' it is the duty of every sheriff, constable, member and offi cers of police to arrest any and all persons, who shall be found intoxi cated in any street or public high way ; or In any public place or places where strong spirituous liquors are sold, publicly kept or disposed of ,and to take such persons before any magistrate of the vicinity to be dealt with according to law." The Easton Call allows no oppor tunity of attacking ex-Congres9man Mutchler to escape. The assertion in a Philadelphia pniier that he would be, a candidate for the Demo cratic nomination for Congressman this fall in this district is treated by that paper as a fact, and the editor predicts that he will be de feated by a large majefrity, His fig ures are 1200 majori!y against Mr. Mutchler in Northampton, 500 in Carbon. Monroe not far behind, with Pike alone giving him a majority Monroe Democrat. . Improvements For the Normal School. The trustees of the Normal have been dicussing the matter of improv ing the lawns and grounds surround ing the elegant building and have at last adopted a plan which will pro -cure the services of one of the best landscape architects in the county. They have writte n to the leading florists of the United States , stating they would give the firm whose plans they would adopt for laying out the grounds, their trade for plants. Keene and Foulke, the large florists firm of Flushing. Long Island, have secured Mr. R. Ulrich the- head landscape architect of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N. Y., and his plan s will no doubt be adopted. In looking over the grounds which consist of about fourteen acres, he discovered that a lovely lake could be formed by utilizing the water at the swamp, back of the school, and as trees surround it, no doubt the finest spot on the grounds will be the wet, damp, unsightly place that now exists. Large fancy flower beds will be put in and a handsome fence will-, enclose the grounds. The trustees determined not to allow ex penses to stand in the way and will expend thousands of dollars to beau tify the grounds of one of the best located and regulated schools in the country. Times. Jemei F. Conklin Appointed Lew Judge of Sue- aei Count). Governor Griggs, of New Jersey has sent to the Senate for law judge pf Sussex county, the name of Mr. James F. Conklin, of. Deckertown, N. J., who was for a time the law partner of Judge Martin, the pre sent incumbent. He is a son-in-law of Senator Gonld of Sessex county. Mr. Conklin was- the attorney by whose professional skill, Rev. W. H. Hudnut and Mr. Benj. Lord were extricated from a legal difficulty in to which they had become involved by fishing on the lands of a cranky Sussex county farmer without his permission. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Blooming Grove. II . Alfred Free man, to Care J. Hiljestrant, dated Oct. 5, 1892. Lots in Manor Park Con. 125, Ent'd March 17. Greene. Alice Burrus, to Ameri- cus D. Frisbie, dated Jan. 30, 1896 29 acres. Con. $350. Ent'd March 17. Greene .Walter S. Marsden,et. ux. to Joseph Burrow dated Feb. 25. Lots Con. $ 100 Ent.d 17 March. Greene. Theodore Conell, et. ux. to Lewis R. Smith, dated Sept. 2. Eight acres. Con. $150, ent'd Mar. 17. The Democratic meeting at the Court house Monday evening was well attended, but there seemed to be a hick of enthusiasm. C. W. Bull was chosen as delegate to the State convention. He also made an address the burdwa of which was ' vote the straight ticket right or wrong. Human nature or human frailty cannot subsist without some lawful recreation. Cervantes MILFORD, PIKE COUNTY, 1, FBI DAY, MARCH 20, 189G. Executive vetoes. GoTernor HanMnffS Ketitmed More Bills .Without Approval Thnn Any of Ills . Fredoopssor. . , The public printer hits just com pleted the pnblicatfbri of the 'volume containing the vetoes by Governor Hastings of bills passed by the last General Assembly which met with' his disapproval. It is the largest volume of vetoes ever printed in the State. The lxiok con tain a 197 pages. Governor Hastings vetoed more bills than did any other Gov ernor since the foundation or the Commonwealth. Total number of vetoes is 129. The vetoes of his im mediate predecessors is given in the following table : Session !Si5, Hsst inns' vetoes 12S Session lH!i:i, Pnttisou's vct-s 8 Session H(il, Pnttison s vetoes Kin Session 1HN0, Beaver's vetoes 47 Session 1S87, Heaver's vetoes 89 Session 1SH5, Paulson's vetoes 115 Session 1SK3, Ptttison's vetoes 71 The total amount of appropria tions vetoed by Governor Hastings was $720,154. The appropriations vetoed by Governor Pattison in 1893 was $l,162,660.but of this was $1, 000,000 for public roads. In the session of 1891 Governor Pattison vetoed appropriations to the amount of $596,146. Governor Hastings vetoed twenty- five bills enlarging the powers of corporations, thirty-six bill relating to or changing the course of legal procedure and two bills increasing the number of Judges in Washing and Westmoreland counties. Those which attracted the most attention at the time were the celebrated Woods water bill and the electric light monopoly bill. Ei-Congreasman Mutchler In the Field. Ex-Congressman Howard Mutch ler has re-determined to enter poli tics, and the announcement comes by way of the Bcthlehems that he is in the field for the Eighth District nomination this year. Mr. Mutch ler is a bright, active young Demo crat, the owner of an assortment of newspapers and the possessor of very many equally active friends. His style in the past has not been pleas ing or comforting to the old line vo ters in Northampton and Monroo.for as a young general his methods have been rather at variance with those followed by the ltwders of whom his father, William Mutchler, was the chief. But systems change and his process is really on in the coun ties of the district, guided by young blood and directed with the vim and enthusiasm of youth, and if Mr. Mutchler succeeds in winning the prize he seeks, the old Tenth Legion will witness a campaign this year in its long and eventful history such' as it has never before had by way of experience. And the experience will waken things up, for Mutchler runs his own fights. Philadelphia Times. . Mutchler Saya He It Not Candidate. Easton, March 13 (Special). It has been reported in various quar ters that ex-Congressman Howard Mutchler had decided to be a candi date before the Democratic party this Fall for another term. "The Press " correspondent called on the ex-Congressman to-day and asked him if the report was correct. Mr Mutchler replied. " I have not spok en to any one on this subject in a way to indicate tliat I am a candi date, nor am I. I am attending now to business, and I can freely say that I think that a young man who has a business to look after is very foolish to go to Congress." Stroudsburfera Fight a Saloon. Stroudsburg, March 8 (Special). The trustees of the new State Nor mal are fighting the application of W. H. Pugh who proposes to open t saloon near the school. Ex-Con gressman John B. Storm, who is president of the board, will make a vigorous protest against the grant ing of the license. Lemons may be kept fresh and good a long time by putting them in an open stone crock and covenn; them with cold water. The water should be changed twice a week. Lemons treated in this way will be come ripe and juicy. 1 WISH-BONE " PENWIPER. II Is a Simple Affair and ti rueful and tan Be Made at Home. The " wish-bone " penwiper is a clever idea for the small boy or girl to make for mam ma or pnpa as an Easter gift. It is a simplo little af fair, but is really useful for the writ ing desk. A good-sized wish-bone is required for the foundation. The head is made upon the upper por tion of the bone by applying black sealing wax, with" beads for eyes. On the head is set a cap of red cloth. Several circles of red cloth are pre pared edged with beads ; through these the head is thrust, the legs ap pearing bonea th the edge of the skirt. Sealing wax also forms the feet. On the cloth skirts, which act as pen wipers, these lines are printed : Once I was a wish-bone t And grew upon a hen; Now lam n little slave And made to wipe a x-n. The Church Trial in Sandyston Church. In accordance with the notices handed to John Young and John V. Majors they appeared for trial on Monday p. m. at 2 o'clock. Tho first bill of charges were giv en them on Thursday or Friday at which time they did not state that tho notice was too short which were for unchristian con duct In the meantime John Young be came guilty ot Immoral conduct, a bill of which charges was added to the bill for unchristian conduct as was also a bill of Immoral conduct added to the first bill presented to John V. Majors. W. C. Drake, a chosen member of the committee, was challenged for cause of non-church membership. But ho proved to be a church membor in good standing. Then he was objected to on tho ground of having declared himself in regard to the charges. But he had never heard what tho charges were. A secretary was appointed and counsel recognized. Ed. Vaness prosecutor for the complainant read first the bjll of Immoral conduct against John Young. The ac cused wag asked to admit or deny. Ho denied. At that point the prosecutor called his witnessos when the said John Youngs moved for an adjournment on the ground that he had not time to procure counsel and notify witness. The trial having al ready commenced it was too late a move. Then he handed the pastor a written state ment of his case to be read, which cannot be received as evidence when the parties are present In person as he and Majors -were. Young and Majors with drew from the room. The spec iflcations wore sustained, and the specifications sus tained the charges. After all evidence was produced tho witnesses not being sworn ac cording to our church law, and they were found guilty the pastor proceeded to read the sentence of expulsion. Geo. E. Hursh as well as his brother Warren were present taking notes w hich will no doubt appear characteristic of the men rather than of the trial. One Present. Dr. Schaeffer Worked Hard. The total number of school visits made by State Superintendent Scha?ffer the past year was 43,558 and 4,273 schools were inspected by directors. There are fifteen colleges in this state, 199 academies and sem inaries, and 29,054 pupils enrolled in these latter. There are 25,349 school houses in the state and 4,176 school rooms, with a seating capa city of 214, 474. When Mendinf Kid 6loea. Do not mend a kid glove with sewing silk, for the silk cuts the kid and shows the mend more plainly, while fine cotton thread gives a much more satisfactory result. If a glove is torn, put a piece of silk of corresponding shade under the torn part, baste carefully so as not to reveal the stitches on the right side and then draw up the rent with cot ton thread. Vandermark'a Sail. Bud weather, no doubt, prevented many from attending, but quite a number were present on Monday night at Brown's Hall to attend the ball given by the popular hose com pany. Good order was maintained, the refreshments excellent.the danc ing lively, and all enjoyed them selves. A Ptator'a Family All Sick. The Rev. J. 8. Custard, a former Methodist minister, of the Delaware Water Gap and widely known in the two towns, is having a great deal of trouble at his home in Little Mea dows, this State. Mrs. Curtutd and all the children are seriously ill with scarlet fever, the nature of the disease necessitating quarantine. OBITUARY. MRS. .1. COLE PRICE. The wife of Dr. J. Cole Price post master at. Brnnchville, N. J., died suddenly Tuesday morning, of ap poplexy. She retired in tho even ing in her apparent usual health, mid in tho night was suddenly fatally stricken. FRANCES CUSTARD. Frances wife of Cyrus Custard formerly of Milford. but now resid ing at Shohola, died at her home on Monthly evening in her 73 year She is survived by her husband, four sons George, of Milford, William,of Dingmans, Cyrus, of Marshal's Creek, Abram, of Middletown N. J., and Jacob of Iowa and her daughter Sareh E. wife of Horace Fuller, of Deckertown N. J. The funeral will take place to-day at Shiuvnee.Pa. PERSONAL. Harvey Klaer was recently elec ted president of the Lafayette Medi cal Society, of Lafayette College Easton, Pa. C. B. Staples Esq., of Stroudsburg Pa., attended court on business. Hon. F. P. Kimble, of Honesdale and O. L. Rowland Esq. were in Mil ford this week on legal matters. Frank Moneghan Fsq., of Hones dale was also a court attendant. Simeon Westfall, of Matamoras, made tho Press office a brief cull Monday afternoon. Andrew J.Post.who for a number of years was president of tho Bloom ing Grove Park Association in this County died recently at his home in Jersey city. Ho was a genial whole soulod gentleman, and an enthusias tic member of the association. A. J. Kimble and George Killam, of Paupac, are doing a little" court ing " this week in Milford. Goo. H. Bortree Esq., of Greene was a caller at the Press office this week. John Marsch, County Auditor was hero a juryman. Miss Julia Buehanna, of Milford, has gone to Yonkers, N. Y., to visit relatives. Miss Laura Wenncr has gone to New York, on a business trip. J. C. Grasmuk and wife, of New York, spent Sunday in Milford. Hon. Laf. Rowland was here this week. " Jim " Bennett the Gazette man, worked the court business for his paper. BRIEF MENTION. Drivers will do a wise thing if they have plenty of brains to keep their horses and sleighs off the cross walks to allow pesdestrians to pass. A Press man had a funny experi ence Tuesday morning. There is something in Johnson ' (fitter of feet) shoes besides leather. -There is service and comfort. Dr. T. C. Walton, County Chair man, of Monroe county, aimounces that he will be a candidate for dele gate to tho Republican National Con vention to be held at St. Louis. Dr. Walton is a Quay supporter. Wild geese are fast becoming extinct along the upper waters of the Delaware river. If it pays John Wanamakerand other city merchants to spend thou sands of dollars annually for adver tising in country newspapers, why will it not pay the county merchant to advertise and keep that trade at home? J. Cronk will move from Branchville N. J., to the farm now occupied by Kurtz, in Dingman township. It came very near being a bliz zard this week, but the clerk thought better of it, and moderated things very nicely. Thanks. The Sandyston church war goes merrily on. The latest phase ap pears in our correspondence from there. The candidates are keeping a finger on the public pulse this week in Milford. This is a good time and place to do a little fixing of fences, driving a few stakes, and putting on an occasional rider. There are going to be some pretty high winds be tween now and election so build I carefully. PRESS io the boot ADVERTISING MEDIUM in the county. Apply for rates. No. 21. Church Trial Centreville New Jeraey. On Monday afternoon alarge crowd collected at the Centreville M. E. Church to 'hear the church trial against John Major and John Youngs, two of the . trustees,' and members of the church. 'Charges, were preferred against them by Pas tor Deming. For ' months ' stor ies impugning the moral character of Mr. Deming had been circulating all over the charge, and as Messrs. Major and Young were not satisfied with Domings explanation.' that did not explain, tliey preferred cRarges against him before a.Quajrterly Con ference, held at Montague,' last fall. when the said charges were ignored by the presiding officials', and' since that time tho reverend gentleman has tried to arrest Major and Yoting from their office of trustee, and as a last resort, determined to" bring charges against them, and put them out of membership in the church. Mr. Young did not get a copy of the charges preferred against him until on Saturday night, about lip. ni. and Mr. Major likewise.' - The people expected a cut and dried pro gram, and they got the pure article. At precisely 2 o'clock p. m. 'pastor Deming called to order commencing the business in hand with prayer and singing. Mrs. Minnie Bevans- nee Clark, of Hainesville was elected Secretary, and Ed. Vanness as pro secutor, and lay figure. Demin'g an nounced the jury in the case as fol lows : James Cole, of Montague : Wm. Drake, Kate Kintnor, Laura Rosencrans and Phebe Hampton all of Sandyston. The first named Mr. Cole is about 80 years of age, and very deaf, so much that it is safe to say that he heard very little of the evidence. Mr. Wm. Drake No. 2 had said that he had not been in the church in the last five years, nor contributed dur- that time, but he was here for a pur pose and proposed to stick. I will refrain from any comments upon the ladies of the jury, as I presume they honestly thought they were doing God's will as they understood it, in the good old fashioned way which is don't think, the church will do that for you. Mr. Young objected to W. C. Drake as juror for the reason that Drake had publicly expressed his opinion, and against Young. Ob jection overuled by Deming. Pro secutor Vanness now read the speci fication viz. defamation, lying and malicious mischief. Mr. Young denied the charges as read front the PikeCodntt Press. Young then asked for an ad jourment saying that he had not time to prepare his de fense or procure counsel. ' Deming refused the adjournment. Young now offered to read his plea, but was curtly Shut off by Deming, he' then handed the plea to the prose--' cutor that it might be read, and tha t was also refused. Seeing they- had no chance for fair play, be and Mr. Major left the church and let Dem ing have his way. Frank Lttyton a law- abiding citizen first witness Mr. Young being charged with falsehood in that he had said that the trustees were induced to have Young and Major arrested, by Deming. 'Lay ton said that Capt. Simpson and E. Lundy were eyewitnesses of the breaking into the church by Young ' and Major and upon their return toil Centreville where the other trustees were, they drew up a paper,, which all signed and had it taken to ' Hainesville for the signature of the . two trustees there, its purport being the arrest of Young and Major. Did not see Deming before that and that Deming knew nothing' about their action Evidence corroborated by Bensley, Lundy and Loder, all alleged trustees. ; Next charge was that Youngs had told that Demings had went to a certain lady's home, and got her affidavit, exonerating - him from a certain scandalous story and that certain premises were made to tht lady, if she would, make the affida vit he wished. Wm Clark was the first witness. He said he was present when said affidavit was made, that it was read (CONTINUKI) OKI FOURTH PAGE.)