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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT MtLFORD, PA. J. H. Van Etten, Editor. Tkkmh Ono ilolhtr and fifty cent a year in advance. HlNClI.K COPIES, FlVK CENTS. VOL. 1 1HISINKSS 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, Mn.roRD, Pike Co., Pa. John A. Kipp, Attorney-at-Law, OFFICE, opposite Court House, Milpord, Pike Co., Pa. CHURCH DIRECTORY MILFORD. First Presbyterian Church, Milford; Sabbath services at 10.30 A. M. and 7.m V. M. Sabbath school Immediately after the morning service. Prayer meeting Wed nesday at 7.80 1". M. A cordial welcome will bo extended to all. Thoao ni)t at tached to other churches are especially ln vitotl. Kkv. Thomas Nichols, PuHtor. CnuRCH of Tim Good Siiki'hkhh, Mil ford: Services Sundav at 10.80 A. M. and 7.) P. M. Sunday school at B.SO P. M. Week-day sorvlcw, Wednesday 7.80 P. M., celebration of Holy Communion weekly, Thursday 7.80 A. M. Bents free. All wel come. B. S. L-assiter, Roctor. M. E. Church. Services at the M. E. Church Sundays: Preaching at 10.30 a. m. and at 7.30 p. in. (Sunday school at 2 t. m. Eoworth league at H.45 p. m, Weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays at 1 till n dims iiifH.r.liifr cimriiH-tjHl hv Wm. A dale on Fridays at 7.30 p.m. An earnest invitation is hwuu w anyone who lnt desire to worshsp with us. MATAMORAS. Ki'worth M. F,. Church, Matamoras. Services every Sabbath at 10.80 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sabbath school at 2.30. C. E. meeting Monday evening at 7.80. Class meeting Tuesday evening at 7.80. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 7.80. iOveryone welcome. Kev. F. G. CURT18, Pastor. Hope Kva.noki.ioai, Church, Mata moras, Pa. Services next Sunday as follows : Preaching at 10.80 a. ni. and 7 p. in. Sun day scIhmJ at 8 p. m. Junior C K. before and C K. 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. Kkv. J. A. Wieuanu, Pastor. Secret Societies. Mii.foUP LoixtK, No. 844, F. & A. M.: Ixxlge meets Wednesdays on or before Full Moon at the Sawkill Houso, Milford, Pa. N. Kmorv, Jr.,' Secretary, Milford. J. H. Von Etten, W. M.. Milford, Pa. Van T)kb Mark IjOdok, No. 838. 1. O. O. F: Meets every Thursday evening at 7.80 p. m., Brown's Building, (too. Uau man, Jr., Sec'y. James H. Heller, N. O. Prupevck Rbbekah Lodge, W 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. ir. Katie Klein, Sec'y. Notlcs. Any person or persons in Milford desiring telephone connections will call on or address J. P. Van Etten, Conatihaugh, Pa or at this office. 10,000 feet well-seasoned good whitepine boards for sale. Price reasonable. Enquire of Wm. Angle at blacksmith shop. augl2tf Pint Hill Farm. G. E. Hursh. proprietor. Rose comb white leghorria.eggs for hatch ing, broilers in season and dealor in poulty supplies, lncuuator.DrooQors, wire netting, roofing felt, &c.,trees, plants and vines, furnished to order. Office at farm, Layton, N. J. Wanted Bv September 1st, in a first-class small hotel, a neat girl for chambermaid and waiting, good waues. must have refereuC3. Ad dross at this office or Box 18, Mil ford. General lteeder Improving. Bocrotary of the Commonwealth Reeder ha not boon in good health for some time, and a story has been circulated that he would be obliged to suffer amputation of one of his limbs. His thumb which was in jured by being caught in a window btiah haa alao been troublesome, but his physical condition is now im proving. He has been quietly rest-in-; for six weeks scurcely leaving his home in EusU-n. About Money. The money in circulation in this country per capita was 18.64 in 134 and tlS.04 in 1873, and the average ..f lhitse vuars was about t-15. The inoiu'V in circulation per capitw at j,i ivsci.t is 3, and the average fciaco lti73 is about f l. VERAldM is liti'ltsLllAN. Not a Landslide But an Avalanche in That Stats. Rrran and Free Silver Will Not Carry Ver mont Rut Will Ra Barlerf thcT.r a TreinnfloTis Rvipnhlloan Vote An Im mense Majority for Oront. The fndieations are sure that Ver mont has cost the largest vote in her history. Everybody was out, and the returns show that in no soction were there any discontented farmers who wanted to vote for free silvrr. The gains far exceed the most san guine expectations of ihe Republi cans, and they did not make their ertimates large enough. What the wave will be in Novem ber no one can predict but it will bury Bryan and free silver beyond all precedent. Vermont Republicans. The New York Journal says of the Vermont election that the Demo cratic state ticket sustained a crash ing defeat the Republican candidate for Governor beinit elected by a plurality over J. Henry Jackson of not less than 35,000. Never in re cent years has the Republican plura lity approached this figure. These facta and figures should im press themselves upon the under standing of every man, be he Demo crat, Republcan or Populist, who hopes for the victory of the Chicago nominees in this campaign. Their po rtcnt is not to be gainsaid. ., Harry Hill It Dead. Harry Hill, the notorious sporting man, who for many years kept a re sort at the corner of Crosby and Houston streets in New York which was visited by many peoplo.is dead. His death occurred at Corona, L. I., lat "Thursday. He was aged 76 years. At one time he was reported to be worth $500, 000 but he died in poverty, and it is a fact worthy of note, that of all the men who have achieved success and were under ob ligations to him not one went to his assistance in the days of his adver sity. "The way of the transgressor is hard." Col. Fellow's Opinion. Col. John R. Fellows the New York Journal's correspondent at the Indianapolis Convention writes to that paper, "that unless a great number of delegates there are gross ly deceived as to the feeling in vari ous sections of the Union the contest in at least three or four States is likely to lie between the Republican party and the Candidate of that Con vention with Bryan a bad third, and that these delegates are determined that the Democratic party shall not be executed upon a cross of any kind whatever may be its embellish merits" ITEMS OF INTEREST. Jules Verne's tour of the world in thirty days may soon be easy to ac. complish. The trans-Siberian rail way will be completed In 1900, and the entire fare is estimated at from $300 to $400. The income of the Emperor of of Russia per day is $25,000, Sul tan of Turkey $10,800. Emperor of Austria $10,000. German Emperor $8,000 King of Italy $6,500 King of Belgium $6,500. President of France $5,000. Queen Victoria $8,500. Pre sident of the United States $150. The ordinary carp, if it is not in terfered with, will, it is said, live 500 years. There are now living in the Royal Aquarium in Russia sev eral carp that are known to be over 600 years old. A nail-making machine produces as many nails in a inven time as were formerly made by 1.000 men. Yale lock people claim that in keys of the smullost sivse 648,000 varia Hons can be maae ; in large ones 7,776,000. A trolley system capable of run ning cars sixty milos an hour is un dor construction for the electric rail road between Baltimore and Wash, I inijtou. MILFORD, TIKE NEWS FROM SPITSBERGEN. What Professor Maxwell Hommervllle Raj's About the Frocen KrKlnn In the Far North and What He Saw. Professor Maxwell Sommerville, of the University of Pennsylvania, who arrived here lost Saturday from an expedition to the Arctic re gion, gave an Interviewer some late and interesting items about his re cent visit to Spitsbergen. His party stayed some time in Advent Bay, a sheet of water sheltered by the high mountains surrouidii it. From the ship they commanded a fine view of a sort of amphitheatre, overtopped by seven enormous glaciers, the high points all covered with snow, while an area of about 500 acres along the seashore was completely free from snow. He met with two other expeditions sent out from England. The members of one of those (the Sir William Martin Conway Expedition) told him that they had traversed the principal island of Spitzbergen from West to East on sledges, drawn by ponies, that had been brought ex pressly from the north of Scotland. On their Journey they encountered numerous ravines and crevasses.dis covered several beds of phosphate which, however, it would hardly pay to work and gathered a large number of fossil shells, coated with hematite. They met large herds of reindeer, which, in many instances, sliowed little fear and would allow the men to get pretty close to thorn. They shot several for f ood.but found that the animals, met with in the interior where the moss was cov ered with snow, were so emaciated as not to be fit to eat : while those found in places, sheltered from the wind and exposed to the rays of the midnight sun, where there was plenty of succulent moss, were sleek and fattened rapidly. On the east ern shore of the island, along the beach, they found a few roundish pabbles ; while on the western and northwestern shore the debris is al most entirely of the nature of shale flat, crisp and disintegrated. Pro fessor Sommerville, in his excur sions along the margin of the sea, fell in with a number of entire skele tons of seals. He picked up some remarkably white bones of reindeer. foxes and birds ; and further up to wards the mountains, he came across some specimens of coal. He also saw several varieties of moss. bearing beautiful flowers, some of them on bifurcated branches. The fact that during the short sea son of travel (scarcely more than five weeks) a number of excursion -ists, scientific as well as simple tour ists, go to these high latitudes, in spired an enterising denizen of Trondhjem this year with the idea of constructing a so-called two- story "hotel," made of wood, and so arranged as to be taken apart. He carried it to Spitzbergen by stoamer, and put it up in Advent Bay. The rooms" are shnply ' bunks," like those on shipboard, each having the plainest of accommodation for two persons. Of these bunks there are twenty-eight.the occupants of which are furnished with lodging and full pension at $5 a head per day. He finds enough boarders to make it pay, and who are only too glad, as were the members of this year's ex peditions, to partake of his hospital ity. The "menu" does not lack in savoriness, as in addition to rein deer steaks and fish, the Scotch canned goods offer a palatable vari ety. Only the day before the Pro fessor left the frozen region, there were some fine salmon caught. Professor Sommerville foil in with several of Horr Andree's companions aud conversed with them. The weather was charming, but Herr Andree, who had gone further up the western coast of the island, was awaiting a southerly wind. Ameri can Register, Paris, Aug. 15. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Diugman Township. Margaret Jones, widow, to Jacob R. W. Jack son, dated Aug. 24th, con. natural love and affection, 433 acres, eut'd Aug. 29. COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1896. A LETTER FROM " LtX REGIT." About T'me for the Sub-Kdltor of the Dispatch to Mention That He Haw the Artlrle In the "Pike Cennty rresa." Editor of the Prf.hs : The nin CQwpoopof the Dispatch wAosolg"-" nonince I exposed last Week appears to have boon " knocked out " of the editorial chair in the first round. He crawls under cover of a Populist signature, and writes a letter in the disguise of a correspondent, which proves beyond a doubt, that he is a liar and a sneak. Supposing that the people who might read his let tor, had not Been the castigation I gave him, he revels in a column and a half of lies aud blackguardism, im parting to my letter the dirty feat ures which disgrace the last issue of the Populist organ, whereas the fact is (as your readers will bear witness) there was not a coarse word in my entire letter. True, the inevitable conclusion, after I got through, was that the young sub-editor was an over-rated anojcc.daa3, but I did not say so, in those words. We can now see the folly of trying to overeducate a certain grade of mental outfit. It recalls the old story of the Virginia lands, the soil of which was poor by nature and simply " ruined by cultivation." Instead of sending such a lubber to college, to Btrain a natural capa city which might have been use fully employed at the plough or in the tan-yard, our " Milford graded school " would have done all that could have been dong for so shallow a mind. Pope must have had just such a case in view whon he wrote : "How does the fool who has been sent to Home, Excel tlie foul who has been kept at home f" Our interesting Populist ex-subeditor did not venture to reply to, much lej refute, any of the points upon which I impaled him in my former letter. It was not to be ex pected. I leave him, therefore, to the quiet enjoyment of the situa tion if he can find anything in it he likes. Later on.it will occur to him, as it did to the celebrated parrot, " I know what's the matter with me !" Lex Regit. Chas. A. Meyen A Co. The only goneral advertising ag ency in the country which makes a specialty of placing matter in Ger man papers is that of Chas. Mogen and Co., with its honorable record of thirty-seven years. Chas. Meyen a gentleman of ger- man birth established this business in 1859 under his own name, as it continues to-day, but he has been dead 27 years and noue of his kith and kin have ever had aught to do with the concern, and thereby hangs a tale. Mr. Chas. Mayno the sole proprie tor of the agency, was born at Colo- gue on the Rhine in 1847. At the age of six he was brought to Ameri ca. He received his education mostly in the composing room and offlcos of the old German New York er Demokrat.now succeeded by the German Herald and Zoitung. While still in the offices of that publication he started a Gorman advertising ag- encv. Mark the similarity of the two names, Chas. Meyen and Chas. Mayno. As a consequence there was interminable confusion, and the two gentlemen found it difficult to control their mail. In 1869 they de termined therefore to oombine for cos and adopted the style still in use. In the summer of '69 six months af ter the partnership was formed, Mr. Meyen and his wife and a gov. erness in their employ were drown el at Southampton, L. I. Mr Mayno continued the old name because inat of Meyen Is so much simpler and easier to grasp than his own, especi ally to those who do not know Gor man. The agency has kept apace with the times and enjoys as good credit as anv in the lino, a fact of which it is duly proved. J he volume oi its trade is considerable, and by its methods it ha placed iteelf upon the most solid basis. Its offices are in the Tribune building. Phintkh'b Ikk. Mr. Mayno is a townsman, the proprietor of Villu Inn. SOME FAIR PROPOSITIONS. The Louisville Courier Journal Makes These Fair Propositions. 1. If Mr. Bryan, or any other human being, will show that this country, when it had the free coih- age of both silver and gold at the ra tio of 16 to 1, or any other ratio, was ever able to bring the bullion value of both metals to the coinage value and keep them together, thus se curing and maintaining their circula tion as money side by side, and pre venting one from expelling the other the Courier Journal will withdraw all opposition to the free coinage of silver. 2. If Mr. Bryan, or any other human being, will show-that any nation on earth, by the free coinage of both gold (and silver at any ratio was ever able to bring the bul lion value of both metals to the coin age value and keep thorn J together, thus securing and maintaining their circulation as money side by side, and preventing one from expelling the other, the Courier-Journal will withdraw all opposition to the free coinage of silver. " We submit that if no nation has ever been able to bring and keep to gether the bullion and coina ge va lues of the metals when those va lues differed very little, it is prepos terous to assume that any nation could do it to-day, when those va lues are so wide apart. WEEKLY CROP BULLETIN. Weekly Ending- Monday, August 31, 1890 General Condition. Both temperature and rainfall were below the average during the past week. These conditions have somewhat injuriously affected the proper maturing of late crops. Most crops however are well advanced and are in good condition. Corn and buckwheat are ripening rapidly and will yield well. Apples are abund ant and of good quality. Vegetables and garden tr,uck are reported as plentiful. The dry condition of the soil has retarded plowing but consi derable seeding has been done. Pas tures are fair. The potato yield is large though complaints of rotting continue. MoBtof the tobacco has boon secured in good condition. OBITUARY. FRANK GEBHARDT. Frank Gebhardt a son of Godfrey J. and Pauline Gebhardt died at the residence of his parenits in Dingman township on Monday, aged about 15 years. For some time he had not been in good health and his natural powers of resistance hod been great ly weakened, so that he fell an easy prey to diphtheria. The funeral took place the same day. And They Will Vote for Sound Money. Mauch Chunk Democrat. Evidently Judge Klrkpatrlck.of Kaaton, will be the Republican nominee for Con gress, and that means a fair, open and out spoken representative for the gold stand ard and against silver, without any dodg ing or straddling. All the Democrat nave do la to nominate a candidate equally straight for the restoration of silver, The people want to know to oertainty what they are to Tote for this time. Freak Kiln of Lima For Sale. George Cole has 'a fresh kiln of lime now ready at his place in Mon tague, N.J. . He U a 8ound Money Democrat. State Superintendent Schaeffer is a Bound money Domocrat. "I pay out $5,500,000 of the State's money for schools every year," was Dr. Schaeffer'g answer to a question as to whether he would vote for Bryan and Bewail, "and I think too much of our school system and the welfare of the children to have the districts receive a depreciated currency, 53 cents for a dollar-" Prof. Matthlon Not Found. W . H. Lent who went to Easton In search of the Professor showed a photograph of tho missing man to a number of people including the druggist who sold the poison to the person whose body was found, but none of thern could li lent) ty 15. It is thought that the suicide whose body was found at Bursonville was not that of Mutthison, and that he was in Easton for a fow days after leav ing Roigelaville. PERSONAL. Will Shearer.of Chicago is visiting at his father-in-law's, H.B.Wells. Mrs. Gustav DeBorhl, of Port Jer vis is visiting her mother, Mrs. Wood, this week. Milo Gibbons has removed to Mil ford from Bronchvillo, and now oc cupies the Seitz house on Wator street. ' Mr. Charley Brink, of this place has gone to work at Yonker's woro he is employed as carpenter with his father. Hon. W. S. Kirkpatrick and fami ly have returned to their Easton home after a months stay at Asbury Park. Stephen Cuddebnck, Flovd Steele, Clarence DeWitt, and Will Willis are camping at Log Tavern Pond a few days this week. A jolly party of young Milfordite surprised Mrs. James Kerr, in Mon tague, Wednesday evening and they reported a good time. Mr. and Mrs. J, Morris, of Now York are visiting Mr. and Mrs. L. Hafner. Rev. Father Morris will come this week. Mrs. Farnum and family returned to their home in Port Jervis Tufls day night after spending several weeks in town. Mrs. Mary Newman has returned home from a visit to Scranton. where she spent some weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Courtright. Miss Laura Brink, of Port Jervis returned home last week, after a short visit with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Boslor. Mrs. B. E. Brown and Mrs. An drews went to Asbury Park Tues day for a fow days recreation. Sherwood D. Van Campen and daughter, Elizabeth of Deckerfcown are visiting in Milford this week. Burr. W. Kimball and wife, of Troy, N. Y., are visiting Marvin Kimball and family at Matamoras. Thomas Rodman, wife and son, Robert of New Hampton vmitod the family of J. H. Van Etten this week. E. Coykendall,Supervisor of West fall and Chas. D. Anglo of Mata moras called on the Press Monday. John Whittaker, hale and sound at the age of seventy-five, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. D. H. Hornbeck this week. George E. Wolscheidt and AmeliVi Meyer, of Matamoras, were marriod Aug. 27, at St. Joseph's Church by Rev. J. W. Treis. Mrs. Elmira Thomas, widow of the late John Thomas is building a large addition to her house on lower Water street. Miss Carrie Steele, of this place, has accepted a position as school teacher in Blooming Grove and will commence Sopt. 14. Randal W. Kelly, of Kimbles came to Milford Wednesday on busi ness, and embraced the opportunity to make the Press a pleasant call. - Mrs. Thomas Rodman and son, Robert in company with some friends from Milford visited Dela ware Water Gap this week. Misses Katharyn Brodhead and Happy Van Wyck gave an elaborate dinner party Tuesday evening to a select number from Port Jervis and Milford. Judge Henry Huston, John L. Swayze, Esq., Dr. Horace J. Beemer and George A. Smith, of Newton N. J., took in Milford Saturday on a bicycle tour. Rev. Harvey Braefleld formerly a member of the Normal School fa culty at East Stroudsburg has been called to the pastorate of a Presby terian Church at Oakland, Cal. A. R. Brittian, Esq.; of East Strondsburg,one of Monroe's leading attorneys andT. Y. Hoffman, pf the tast btroudsburg Lumber Com pany, were in Milford last Friday on business. We are pleased to see Mr. Jacob Kleinhans again on our streets. His health has been quite shaken lately, but he appears to be regaining some what of his old time vigor and bears his 75 years wonderfully well. Mr. Beadle recently made the Mil ford library a present of a fine set of shelves. Mr, Beadle is one of the directors of the association and en deavors to do all in his power to for ward the interests of the work. Col. John Baldwin rounded up in town on Tuesday, after a summer partly spent in Michigan, the Adi rondocks and Rhinebeck, N. Y., and will remain here some weeks, be fore returning to winter quarters in the city, A party of Port Jervis camping for several weeks in Dingman town ship returned a few days ago to their homes much benefitted by the recreation. It was composed of Mrs. C. C. Van Etten and the Miswes Edith and Lizzie Case. Mrs. Jacob Wainwright who re. sides with her son Joliu, and daugh ter Murguret J. iu Dingman town The PRESS is tho boot ADVERTISING MEDIUM in the county. A pply for rates. No. 45. ship celebrated her eighty-ninth birthday Aug. 30. A number -of grand nnd groat grand children were present. Thomns Armstrong and Hon. J. J. Hart hnve been in New York this week to arrange for the transporta tion of tho cannon and balls for Centre Square. Probably we will soon be prepared to resist an invas ion, should the Spaniards attack our town. Ed. H. Mottnnd wife are nnAnrlinir a few days with Honesdale friends. air. mow is still engaged on his his torv nf t,hn F.rin rnilmn1 Vinf. fin da time to keed up his contributions to the metropolitan press. He spent the summer in Albany. Independ ent, BRIEF MENTION. The Rolxkah Lodge, No. 197 picnicked over in Jersey yester day. What has become of the Ep worth League of the M. E. Church? Is it taking a vacation? The Democratic primary of Car bon will be held Sept. 19, and the Republican Sept. 12th. The commissioners have lot a contract for painting the jail to Er nest C. Wood for $40. The Teacher's Institute for Pike will begin Monday, October 26, and be held in the Court Houso. The sacrament of the Lords Sup per will be administered in the Pres . byterian Church Sunday morning at 10.30. Monroe countv fair beerins Sent. 8 nnd nnda t.hn 1 9t Yi TVin Mat. la largo and it promises to be of great interest. j.hk a coupie oi ciays on and visit it. A frost visited this section Tues day night but no material damage to crops was done. Some corn and buckwheat was slightly scorched in the low places. Two young men from Port Jer vis paid about $40 a few days ago for the fun of striking J. C. Bull's horses with a whip while passing him on the road. The majority in Vermont will approximate 39,000. If there are any Democrats up there they must nave taken to the woods, or voted the Republican ticket. The people of the' United States spent twenty million dollars last year for chewing gum and seventy million dollars for bicycles, and yet people complain of hard times. The Methodist Sunday school which was held in the morning be fore church, has been changed to two o'clock in the afternoon. Com mencing the first Sunday in Septem ber. Mrs. H. M. Schimmel has ad vertised at public sale the house and lots on Broad street, known at the Schimmel homestead. The sale will take place Sopt. 12th. The location is one of the finest in the Borough. William Brown, one of the can didates for County Commissioners on the Republican ticket in Monroe county and who was defeated by Samuel Reinhart by 34 votes has de clared himself on independent can didate. Secretary Morton states that 30. 000 acres of timber is consumed every day in the United States, in factories, railroads, fences, farms and buildings, and that the annual loss from forest fires is estimated at $25,000,000. A new cattle disease is reported in Monroe county and thirty-seven head are said to have died lately. Extreme weakness is the first symp tom and the animal falls to the ground. Blood flows from the eyes, ears or nostrils and in three or four days the animal dies. Dr. Louis Marquette who some years ago owned considerable Pike county land was also an extensive owner in Monroe. These lands af -terwards went into possession of H. D. Wilson, of Chirion.Pa., and lately he sold the Monroe lands comprising 2,960 acres to George G. Shafor for $15. ' Several cases of diphtheria are reported to exist in Dingman town ship and one death is said to have occured from this disease. Great care should be exercised to prevent its spread and especial precautions taken by those coming in contact with it not to endanger the lives of others. The ballots to be used at the No vember election will be the largest this fall of any since the new method of voting was adopted. They will be at leant two feet wkle and three foet or more in length. There will be nine columns with, headings as follows : Republican, Democratic, Prohibition, National, People's, Socialistic Labor, Jeffer sonian a id one bla-ik. Wanted immediately At Cona shaugh House, three experienced girls to iroj aud wait on table.