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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT MILFORD, PA. J. H. Van Etten, Editor. Terms Oiui tlollur and fifty cents a yeur in advance. Single CoriKs, Five Cents. VOL. 1 BUSINESS CARIM. 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 Bt 10.30 A. M. and 7.80 P. M. Sabbath school immediately after the morning service. Prayer meeting Wed nesday at 7. HO p. M. A cordial welcome will Ik? extended to all. Those not at tached to other churched are especially In vited. Bkv. Thomas Nichols, Pastor. Church of thk Goon Shepherd, Mll ford: Services Sunday at 10.80 A.M. and 7. SO p. M. Sunday Huhnnl at 8.30 P. M. Week-day services, Wednesday 7.80 P. M., celebration of Holy Communion weekly, Thunwlay 7.80 A. M. Seats free. All wel come. B. S. Labsitkh, Bector. M. K. Church. Services at the M. E. Church Sundays: Preaching at 10.30 p. in. and nt 7.30 p. m. Sunday school at 2 p. m. Kpworth league at tt.46 p. in. Weekly prayer mooting on Wednesdays at 7 HO p. m. Class meeting conducted by Win. Angle on Fridays at 7.30 p. in. An earnest invitation is extended to anyone who may desire to worshsp with us. Bkv. W. B. Nkkk, Pastor. MATAMORAS. Kpworth M. F.. Church, Matamorns. Services every Sabbath at 10.30 a. in. and 7 p. m. Sabbath school at S.30. C. K. meeting Monday evening at 7.30. Class meeting Tuesday evening at 7.30. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 7.30. Kvoryone welcome. Bkv. F. G. Curtis, Pastor. Hope Evanif,lical Church, Mata moras. Pa. Services next Sunday as follows: Preaching at 10.30 a. in. and 7 p. in. Sun day school at 3 p. m. Junior C. K. before and C. K. prayer meeting after tho even ing service. Mid-week prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7.30. Seats free. A cordial welcome to all. Come. Bev. J. A. Wieoand, PaHtor. Secret Societies. Milford LonoE, No. 844, F. & A. M.: Lodge moots Wednesdays on or before Full Moon at tho Sawkill House, Milford, Pa. N. Emery, Jr., Secretary, Milford. J. H. Van EtUm. W. M.. Milford, Pa. Van T)rr Mark InnoE, No. 838; I. O. O. F: Meets every Thursday evening at 7.30 p. m., Brown's Building, (too. llau man, Jr., Sec'y. James H. Heller, N. 14. Prudence Rebekah Lodok, 107, I. O. O. F. Meets every second and fourth Fri days In each month in Old Fellows' Hall, Brown's building. Miss Minnie Bock, N. (i. Katie Klein, Sec'y. Pine Hill Farm. G. E. Hursh, proprietor. Rose comb -white leghorns.eggs for hatch ing, broilers in season and dealer in poulty supplies, incubator.broodors, wire notting, roofing felt, &c.,trees, plants and vines, furnished to order. Otfioe at farm, Lay ton, N, J. The Forest Lake Association contemplate adding an extension to the Club house 52x50 feet. It 'will be three stories high and add great ly to the accommodation of mem bers. The season has been success ful and though the membership is limited by tue by laws, yet there is not sufficient room to provide com fortably for the families who wish to spend their summers at that healthful and beautiful spot. . Attempted Robbery. Early last Sunday morning a ser vant in the family of Mr. John Carr who resides in the Mott House on Broad street, was awakened by the noise of some one trying to open the blinds of the iwrlor windows. She was too frightened to stir or give an alarm but heard one of the men whisper he would go and get some thing to ojion the blinds, and saw him start down the street. Mean time one of the party had succeeded in forcing his hand though the slats of a blind on one of the front win dows and opened it thus gaining an uiitruuce to the parlor, liy tins tune the girl had recovered her voice and beinm culling to Mr. Curr who se cured a revolver and begun investi eatimrauickly for them. The two others then bout a busty retreat, without being seen by hitu.or other wise there might have leen a free distribution of lead. The thieves had no time to carry out any design at roblmry and do not appear to have profited by their efforts as nothing was missed by the family. ) .. V """" " . I. V; . !. ' m I II 111 I B I O V. V. O aW -J 1 a M T 1 ri L - -JF . - - V? r ! 1 . ' MAINE, THE j STATE OF BLAINE There was a Landslide, a Cy clone, a Flood. Sllverlte Submerged by a Republican Majority of Over Fifty Thousand. It Is a Mighty Voice and Will Be Heard All Over tbe Whole Country. The Republican plurality in Maine will probably be over 60,000. Over 82,000 Republican votes, have been cast ond about 33(000 Democratic. The Republican vote has exceeded anything ever before known in that State, being an increase of nearly 20 por cent over the vote of 1892. This shows that many Democrats must have voted against their party while undoubtedly eighteen to twenty thousand remained away from the polls refusing to vote for Bryan and free silver. Chairman Hanna is greatly gratified, and Bays the signi ficance of Maine's immense Repub lican majority indicates a sweeping victory for McKinley and Hobart in November, the triumph of our prin ciples by a majority sufficiently em phatic to insure their establishment and the return of prosperity to our people. There is no question ns to the Enst, and the West must bo made secure. JNo other state election will le held before November, and there is no exact measure of the feeling hence tho importance of .steady per sistent work in all States which may bo classed as doubtful. The tide of volution and repudiation must be stemmed and turned back. The great issue must be decided once for all by such majorities as will for ever put an ond to the schemes of demagogues, agitators and anar chists who would overthrow the na tion with its groat fabric of indus try and invostment. WEEKLY CROP BULLETIN. Week Ending Monday September 14, 1896. General Conditions. Droughty conditions prevail in most portions of the State, which together with the high temperature of tho past week caused premature ripening of the fall crops and delay ed fall seeding. Streams and -wells are becoming low in many sections. Most of the corn crop is now in shock. The yield will be somewhat above tho average. Buckwheat is being harvested. While it is large in straw it has not filled as well as expected. Tobacco is about all housed in good condition and is of good quality. The potato crop is a large ono. Vegetables, apples, and grapes are reported as plentiful No very damaging frosts have yet oocured. NOTE. This will be the last issue of the Crop Bulletin for the Pennsylvania Section for this sea son. 10,000 feet well-seasoned good whitepine. boards for sale. Price reasonable. Enquire of Wm. Angle at blacksmith shop. augl2tf An Kxptaaatlosw Our types were both wrong in be. ing right, and right in being wrong last week, which statement may seem a paradox, but is notwithstand ing true. If as they read "drunk ards" then it should have been 200. 000 who have been inactive Demo crats since the war, and drunken in the sense that they have been de ceived with the idea that their party was immutably fixed on principles, but who now realiidng their intoxi cation, huve taken the gold cure and propose voting with the Republicans. If us they should have reud Duuk- ards a religious sect then the state ment by the omission of a letter wa correct. Now go on having your fun with tho item. , , I M , , , , , MILFORD, PIKE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS. Compiled from Returns Made by tbe Aa- fteflNOr of the Connty, with Coot of the Work. Following is the result of the as- swwtment as made and returned to the commissioners showing the num ber of persons who are legally en titled to vote in this connty at the fall election and the cost of making same in each township so far as bills have been rendered : No. of Voters. 1(17 812 148 274 423 181 10 40 ir,i 80 1HH 436 Cost. Blooming Grove I Delaware 17 IMngman 18 Greene 28 Lackawaxen 30 Lehman Ml ford Borough 14 Milford Township faunyra 14 Porter Shohola Id Westfnll 80 Total 179 The registration for the 2397 spring election made in December 1895 showed 2,434 or 37 more than now. OBITUARY. JOHN A. BF.EMER. ' John A. Boemer, formerly a resi dent and business man, of Decker town, N. J., died in New York Wed nesday Sept. 9, in a hospital, where he had gone for treatment of kidney alsease. Aged about 60 years. He was a brother of Mrs. Solomon H. Dingman, of Delaware township. Leo Shubiger, a former resident of Milford, but latterly of Montague, N. J., diod at his rosidonce Sunday, Sept, 13, agod 64 yoars. He has booii for some in declining health, and his demise was not unexpected. Deceased was born in Swizcrland, but canio to this country many years ago. He served during the late war, and was honorably discharged. The funeral was held Tuesday Frank Amstaldon, who for a num ber of years kept a hotel at Lacka waxen, but recontly a resident of Matamorns, died at his home in the latter place Monday morning of can cer of the throat. He was born in Switzerland about sixty-seven years ago, and came to this country when he was thirty years old. He leaves a widow and six children, two of whom are in business and the rest at home. The funeral took place Wednes day at Lackawaxen. Samuol H. Sawyer, a brother of County Superintendent Geo. Saw yer, died at his home in Sparrow bush Monday morning, aged about 36 years. He was bora at Mill Rift this county where his aged parents still reside. Transients at Huwara's Hotel. William H. V. Miller and Francis D. O'Brien were doliverod to the keeper of the county hostelry Tues day, charged with being and travel ing on the cars of the Erie R. R. Co. without having provided them selves with the necessary paste boards, or having the wherewithal to pay their fares. Esquire Shan non, of Lackawaxen, adjudged that for the free excursion, Miller should board out five and O'Brien ten days worth of penltenoe, and they were accordingly brought down with the jewelry affixed to their tender wrists, and handed over to the ten der mercies of the custodian of the county cage. On their return trip to New York they will probably be careful to purchase a " tie pass " at least. ' The Golf Club Entertained. Mr. Frederick Beadul, President of the Milford Oolf Club, gave a five o'clock tea, at the Club House Thursday afternoon the 10th inst. Mr. Beudel's neice, Miss Newljold presided and the affair was a great success. Mr. Boadel received his guests most cordially and the club members all enjoyed the delightful collation, prepared for them by their honored liost. It Is reixjrtod that Geo. H. Bor tree, of Greene, not being satisfied w ith his treatment in the conven tion held Tuesday, will file nomiua tion papers and run as an Indepen dent candidate lor uounty (Jommis sioncr, thus following the course of James M. Bonsley, the nominee of the convention, who lust spring ran as an Independent candidate for school director in his township and wus elected. COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18. 189G. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. A Lares Gathering of Delegates and Friends of the Candidates, A Harmonhius Body i4d All Nominations ; Made Without Friction. The Party Now In Shape for the Battle of the Ballots In November. The Republican '.Convention of Mke County assembled at 3 o'clock m. at the Court House, Septem ber 15, and was called to order by William Angle, Chairman of the County Committee. It then pro ceeded to pormanant organization by the election of O. K. Lonbshire, of Westfall, as chairman and, W. A. H. Mitchell, and Rupert P. Nilos, Secretaries. The roll of delegates was then called and the following presented credentials and took their seats : Blooming Grove John Kloinhans Delaware. Jas. B. Angle, Wm. Dusenbcrry. Dingman. Julius VV. Kelsel. Greene.-r-S. Hopps, E. F. Gilpin, Albert Simons. Lackawaxen. C. A. Gillett, B. J. Woods, G. J. Keirnun. Lehman. llomaine Whittaker.U. E. White. Milford Borough Chas.Lattlmore C. Warner. Milford Township. E. Pinchot, substitute forH. T. Smith. Palmyra. John Grant, Eph. Kim ble. Porter. Wm. H. Whittakor. Khohola. Jacob Rundle. Westfall. O. K. Laubshiro, E. P. Garrabrandt, Adam JMlger, David Abors. A motion was duly made and car. ried that the convention vote by bal lot, and William Dusonborry and John C. Warner were olocted as tel lers and sworn as such. The chair man then stated the offices to be filled and askod for nominations whereupon Hon. William Mitchell, of Milford, was nominated for the office of Associate Judge. No other name being proaentcd.ho was nomin ated by acclamation. Aaron Court- right and Frank Marvin, of West fall, were nominated for representa tives, and a ballot being taken, sev enteen votes appeared for the former and six for the latter, and Mr. Courtright was duly declared the nominee. For County Treasurer, Charles Lattimore and C. W. Shannon were nominated, but Mr. Lattimore with draw in favor of Mr, Shannon and he was unanimously selected for the position. A motion was then made by Eph. Kimble that two names be placed in nomination for County Commis sioners. This was ably seconded in spoech by S.- Hopps, of Greene, but which on a rising vote was lost, and James M. Bensley, of Lohman, being the only nominee was placed on the ticket without opposition. . For County Auditor, John C. Warner, of Milford. No other name being presented. . Eph. Kimble, of Palmyra, had an easy race for Prothou'otary and got the plum no one dissenting. C. A. Pellott, of Palmyra, was elected delegate to the State conven tion. The regular convention was thon adjourned and a mass convention convened when the following were elected a County Committee for the ensuing year : William Angle and James Mollineaux, of Milford, Jesse B. Shoemaker, of Delaware, C. C. Shannon, of Lackawaxen, O. K. Laubshire and Adam Dilger, of Westfall. and Geo. H. Bortree, of Greene. The committee appointed at the last convention to revise the rules of the party, never having been called togother by the chairman, was on motion continuod, to report la the future! The Convention thon adjourned sine die. The above ticket it is just to sny contains elements of great strength and merits so far as it does the cord' ial suDoort of every Republican in the County. For Judge no better selection could have been made. Mr. Mitchell is a successful merchant in Milford a man of excellent judgement, up right in character, fearless and de termined in tho porformnnca of duty, and fully capable to perform the duties of the office with judicial fairness. Ho can always be found at his pliloe of business ln cose his services are required, courteous and obliging to accommodate. Aaron Courtright the nominee for Representative is a rosidont of Mata- moras and a conductor on the Erie. He Is a man of good attainments irre proachable character, enorgotic. and active and would be ever found at his post of duty, ready and willing to serve his constituents. C. W. Shannon, of Lackawaxen, weU-known to the people of the county as an unassuming business man, careful attentive and exact in method, would make a model trea surer, and will receive cordial sup port. The genial Eph. Kimble, of Palmyra, is Well calculated by edu cation And habits to fill with entire satisfaction the dutios of the Pro thonotary's office, and his presence there would be hailed with delight by his many friends, who will work like beavers to accomplish that end. James M. Bonsley has boon in of fice previously as County Commis sioner. His record as an official is well-known, and needs no furthor commont. John C. Wornor is a young man who would bring to the office of Auditor a careful and search ing scrutiny of bills, and who would so far as might lie in his powor, com pel economy in tho mnnogement of county finances On the whole it is a good selection and the voters will be enabled at least to have the satis faction of feeling that they can choose on it men who will adorn the stations they are nominated to fill. A Youthful Burglar. Last Sunday as A. W. Balch, Jr., was on his way home from Church he discovered Chai'les Millott a young boy coming out of a cellar window of tho store of his father, A. W. Balch. It was found upon in vestigation that a number of pocket knives had boon taken, and the boy was arrested Monday, and taken be fore Geo. Geyer, Esq., who demand. ed bail for his appearance at Court. The youth was brought to Milford on a commitment issued to B. C. Totten Constable, and on arriving here a writ of Habeas Corpus was obtained, the prisoner taken before Judge Mitchell and released on his father Edward Millott entering in $500 bail for his appearance at next term. The youth apparently took the knives in order that he might generously supply his needy com panions with those necessary ad juncts to boyish happiness. Mr. Balch has been annoyed with these depredations frequently of late, this being the third successful entry made on his premises during the past month. Evil is wrought by want of thought As woJl as by want of heart. Hood Business Change. Charles Lattimore has sold out his interests in the butchering and meat business to William L. Boyd, who took possession Monday last. About Oct. 1st. Mr. Lattimore will remove his family to the Horton house on Catharine street, and Boyd will oc cupy the premises on Broad street. We predict for the new proprietor a sucoessf ul business career in his von ture. POLITICAL NOTES. The Republican primaries held In Carbon county last Saturday even ing resulted iu an overwhelming vie tory for Prothonotary Watkins, the louder of the Quay foroos. George M. Da vies, a candidate for the Rep resentative nomination lost his dele gates in nearly every district, Dr, W . W. Rebor, of Lehighton, was the successful candidate. As you are husking corn this fall, when you find nice and thrifty ears on good stalks, leave a little of the husk on them, bruid them to gether and hang over a wire to dry I hut is the wuy to obtain good seed, and if you follow this plun there will be loss complaint ulxmt com "run ning out." BRIEF MENTION. An infant, child of Mr. John Showers died Tuesday morning. Tho Assessors returns for Mon roe county show she has 5,523 voters. The Bluff House will close to morrow after a very prosperous sea son. Port Jorvis oponod her schools Sept. 8 with 755 boys and 761 girls, a total of 1510 pupils. That unknown doggy killed a 3 sheep for J. W. Robinson in Greeno a few days ago. The annual reunion of the first New Jersey Cavalry will bo held at Nowton Thursday Oct. 8 Daniel Knne.a track walker on the D. L. & W. R. R., was killed by an engine last week at Oxford. August Mercior, while splitting wood a few doys ago, had the mis fortune to cut his hand very severely Blair Hall opened for the fall term with 133 students. George R. Bull is in the class '97 and Blanche Cross in the class of 1900. The Now York Recorder has boon changed from a morning to on evening newspaper. The cartoons are now printed in colors. The mortars for Centre Square weigh 8 tons each and the carriages 3 tons. The bombs weigh 130 lbs. each and there are twonty of them. The Y. P. S. C. E. of the Pres byterian Church will hold an Anti phonal service on Sunday evening Sept. 20th in place of the regular service. The janitor of the Court House gave the Commissioners' and Pro thonotary's offices a thorough srub bing out last week. They are now neat as a pin. A horse and cow will eat in a year nine times their own weight and a sheep six timos, and some men will eat and drink twenty times as much they ought to. The People's party announce that they will support the nominees and platform of the convention and as a return for this favor they will be allowed to name five electors. The Sohimmel property on Broad street, after adjournment of the sale from Saturday .to Monday last, was knocked down to J. B. Westbrook, the mortgagee for 12,925. The authorities of Newark have ordered that each scholar must have an individual drinking cup, because the "old tin dipper" is too full of danger for indiscriminate uso by the children. The fair at Stroudsburg was a success. The weather throughout the week was all that could be de sired, and the attendance was very large, the exhibits fine and tho rac ing good. The deadly anthrax has greatly alarmed the people of Monroe coun ty, as many cattle have died of it, and State Veterinarian Pearson will give orders to have all herds in that county inspected. A good time now when the cam paign is growing warm to subscribe for the Press. It will give you the local, state and national news, and be in all respects the paper you want in your family. Send in your or ders. Judge Scott, of Northampton has just decided that the County must pay the Assessors for the ex tra days they were employed in making the enumeration of school children under the compulsory edu cation law. The young Republicans, of Mil ford will meet this (Friday) evening at 7.30 in the room formerly occu pied by Wheeler and Choi, for the purpose of organizing a McKinley and Hobart Club. A large attend ance is requested. C. O. Armstrong our enterpri sing druggist evidences his thorough going capacity, by having the dis tinction of being the first man to re new his subscription to the Press. He is as wide awake in this matter as in his dispensing of drugs. A pear which grew on a tree in Milford in rear of Brown and Arm strong's storo, measured 12 inches in circum Terence, 15 inches around over the stem and blossom ends, and weighs )t lbs. Who has a largor grown in Piker A number of cases of measlos are reported in town, and in Ding man township, the diphtheria claims serious attention.' 'Vivian Struth- ers a teacher there voluntarily closed his school this week to prevent a possible spread of this dread disease, The New York State Democra tic Convention met in Buffalo Wed nosday and orgunized by electing Thomas F. Grady, chairman, who made a sieoch in which he attack ed tho Republicans, commended free silver, and defended the national platform of the Doinoerucy. The Sheriff will sell Oct. 2. at the Court House the calobrated pro perty long known as the "Hhoholu fiinnu " rrhtirA i)4 ix it. tho flluKt, Tho PRESS is the boot ADVERTISING MEDIUM in the county. Apply for rates. No. 47. trout stream in the State, and the adjoining meadows have long been famous for woodcock, while the rid kos abound in partridges and deor. For a club no possession in the coun try could le more desirable. PERSONAL. Mr. Charles Mayno visited his summer home over last Sunday. John C. Westbrook and wife vis ited at Blooming Grove this week. Silas M. Sooley, of Woodbridge, N. J., visited his family this week. J. Emmet Wickhom, of Port Jer vis, attended the sale of the Schim mel property Inst Monday. Walter Kay, of Brooklyn.is spend ing some days in this vicinity re newing old ncquaintenances. Hon. J. J. Hart and Prothonotary, J. C. Westbrook visited the Strouds burg fair lost week. Asa W. Dinsmore and wife, of Matawnn, N. J., are visiting her mother, Mrs. Hamilton of Milford township. Mrs. J. Do F. Browor, who hns passed the summer at the Dimmiok Houso, returned to Tuckahoe, N Y., this week. Charles J. Anderson, who with his wife resided in Milford for a time, about seven years ago, died recently in Yonkers, N. Y. E. A. Whitfield, of New York, who holds a highly responsible position in the diamond department of Tiff, any & Co., was in town over last Sunday. Mr. B. C. Horton is lying danger ously ill at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. A. D. Brown on Brood street. Owing to his advanced age his recovery is not expocted. Wilholmus Westfall.of Montague, who recently graduated at the head of his class in the Port Jervis Acad emy, has gone to Andover, Mass., whore he will prepare for college. William Dusenborry.of Dingman 'a Ferry will join the ranks of the Benedicts next Wednesday the 22 when he will load to the alter Es tolla Mabel Bevans.of Layton, N. J. Dr. Hughes and family, who have spout a pleasant summer at the Crissman House started for their home Monday driving across the country with the handsome team so frequently soon on our streets. Frank Cross has taken a scholar ship in a business college in Scran ton and will soon go there to take the full oourse, which is very com plete and thorough and to which his certificate entitles him. Dr. Alex Hodden and wife, Mrs. John Livingston and daughter, Miss Edith, Miss Gracie Williams, Walter Rockwood and James A. Frame, jr., of the Forest Lake Association, spent Friday in Honesdale. Independent, John Grant delegate from Palmy ra and Alvah Quick constable of the same township who carries a memento of Haussman, who shot Esquire Newburger, in the shape of bullet in the back of his neck, called on the Press Tuesday. Mrs. A. S. Gardner, widow of a former pastor of the Presbyterian church, who is well and tenderly re member by many here, has been spending some time at Conashaugh, and will visit Milford in the near future stopping at the Dimmick House. Mrs. Daniel Dougherty, widow of the lute distinguished lawyer of Philadelphia and New York, with her two daughters are guests at the Crissman House. Mr. Doughestv was called "the silver tongued" and some twenty years ago appeared in a suit in our Courts. E. J. Collins, who for some time hns been connected with the Port Jervis Gazette in the capacity of local reporter, has resigned that position and will enter Cornell Uni versity with the design of reading law. J. Ed. Bonnet will in future occupy the ground as local reporter for the Gazette. Samuel Bosler and Cora Drake, both ot Dingman township were married in Huinesville, N. J., Tues day Sept. 15, and at the reception which followed the home bringing of the bride, report says, there was a merry time, barring a little too much covenne pepper in the liquid refreshments. T. J. Laud Brown, Esq., Mayor of Green Cove Springs, Cloy county, Florida, was a guest of Mr. Charles Mayno this week. He is a sound money Democrat and is a candi date for State Senator on a hard money ticket with a free silverito opposied. lie states that his election is assured and that his state will un doubtedly give a good majority for McKinley this fall. He will return home soon and take the stump.mak in about forty speeches in ten days. l)tb of Au Iufaut. An infant son of W. T. Strublo, died Monday of cholera infantum, and was buried Tuesday at 10 o'clock a. m. I..