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'"'PIKE county press. . PUBLISHED EVEUY FRIDAY AT MILFORD, FA. J. H. Van Etten, Editor. Terms Ouo dollar ami fifty cents 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, 1 OFFICE, opposite Court House, Milford, Pike Co., Pa. CHURCH DIRECTORY MILFORD. First Presbyterian Church, Milford; Sabbath services at 10.30 A. M. and 7.8() P. M. Sabbath school immediately after the morning service. Prayer meeting Wed nesday at 7.80 P. M. A cordial welcome will be extended to all. Those not at tached to other churches are especially In vited. Rev. Thomas Nichols, Pastor. Church ok the Good Shepherd, Mil ford: Services Sunday at 10.80 A. M. and 7.80 P. M. Sunday school at 2.80 P. M. "Week-day services, Wednesday 7.80 P. M., celebration of Holy Communion weekly, Thursday 7.30 A. M. Seats free. All wel oonie. B. S. Lassiter, Rector. M. E. Church. Services at the M. E. Church Sundays: Preaching at 10.30 a. ni. and at 7.80 p. m. Sunday school at 2 p. in. Epworth league at 6.45 p. in. Weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays at .SO p. m. Class meeting conauctou oy jest invitation is extended to anyone ui may desire to Worshsp with us. S Rev. W. K. Neff, Pastor. MATAMORAS. Epworth M. E. Church, Matamoras. Services every Sabbath at 10.80 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sabbath school at 2.80. C. E. meeting Monday evening at 7.30. Class meeting Tuesday evening at 7.80. Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7.30. Everyone welcome. Rev. F. G. Curtis, Pastor. Hope Evangelical Church, Mata moras, Pa. Services next Sunday as follows : Preaching at 10.80 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sun day whom at 8 p. m. Junior U. E. before and C. E. prayer meeting after the even ing service. Mid-week prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7.80. Scats free. A cordial welcome to all. Come. Rev. J. A. Wieqand, Pastor. Secret Societies. Milford Lodge, No. 844, F. & A. M.: Iiodge meets Wednesdays on or tiofore Full Moon at the Sawkill House, Milford, Pa. N. Emory, Jr., Secretary, Miltord. J. H. Van Etten, W. M Milford, Pa. Van Per Mark Lodge, No. 838. 1. O. O. F: Moots every Thursday evening at 7.30 p, m., Brown's Building, Geo. Uau nian, Jr., Sou'y. D. H. Hornbeck, N. G Prudence Rerekah Lodge, 197, I. O. O. F. Meets every second and fourth Fri days In each month in Odd Fellows' Hall, Brown's building. Mrs. Helen Quick, N. G. Katie Klein, Soc'y. Rules of the Road. Artliur. Zimmerman soys in the New Jersey Courier : Always ob serve the rules of the road. Pass an approaching wheelman, vehicle or podostrain on the right your right. Aiiy thing going in the same direc tion as yourself, on the left. When approaching anything from behind ring your bell. When escorting a woman, should you come up behind a team at such a, time that you will be forced to pass Ixitween it and another team ap proaching, take the lead and force a passage for her to go through. Ride near the right hand horse as you pass him, and do not pull over to the left until the woman has plenty of room in front of the horse. At tho corner, if you see a party of cyclists on the cross street, slow up a bit, until you ascertain which of the three possible covrses they i-iean to take. A slight turn to the loft on your part gives tbem a bet. ter chance to get by, but too much would cut them off from riding down the street up which you nave come In such cases it is bettor to slow up slightly than to attempt to "sprint Never be ashamed to dismount If you meet a runaway, a brass baud, ft lot of children, or a group nf whHolmon filliuar the street you will do better on the ground rather linn L'ivina an exhibition ot tries Hud fancy dodging. If cyclists would adhere to these rules, SO lur as praoiioauie, wrao would be lower "road hogs" among riders aud an end to complaining. f '! STALKS FOR SALE. One tllOU ' '...'i ,.iin l,1!fl corn stalks for sale. Jons Yuvkuh, Lnytou, N.J.I mm. (IRKPATR1GK wo His Triumphal Tour in Pike County. ENTHUSIASTIC MEETINGS. Large Crowds and Great Interest The Court Honse Filled with m Large Num ber of People Many Democrats In Attendance The Milford Re publican Club Attended !u a Body Cordial Greet ings Everywhere for Our Next Con gressman. Our people had the pleasure last Thursday and Friday of meeting and hearing Hon. W. 8. Kirkpat rick and his able lieutenants, Aaron Goldsmith and Russell C. Stewart, Esqs., of Euston. The two former came up from Stroudsburg and held meeting at Dingmans on Thurs day which was largely attended by the citizens of that place. They were met by a delegation of repres entative Republicans from Milford, among whom where William Angle, Chairman of the County Committee, Hon. William Mitchell, Associate Judge; E. Warner, William H. Armstrong, Esq., C. O. Armstrong, John C. Warner, A. D. Brown, Charles Lattimore, A. 8. Dingman and Hon. E. Pinchot. In the evening they addressed an audience in the Court House at Mil ford the like of which has not been assembled within that room in its history of over twenty years. A largo number of ladies, many Demo crats and an overflowing crowd of Republicans greeted the speakers. The Milford Republican Club was out in full force bearing a hand some banner and escorted the ipeakers to the building. The meet ing was organized by electing J. H. Van Etten chairman, who briefly introduced the speakers. Mr. Goldsmith in a careful and mastorly manner elucidated the money question. His exposition of the false and delusive promises of the free silveritos was received with rounds of applause and elicited on all sides the heartiest commenda tion. It was unanswerable as ar gument and irresistible as a logical demonstration of that fallacious and cowardly doctrine. He was followed by Judge Kirk- patrick who for an hour held the listening crowd in rapt attention. Never before was a subject more directly and cogently managed as he in cloar language and effective, elo quent diction placed before his hear ers the duty of all patriotic, honest men in this hour of the nation's ex tremity to wrest from the grasp of those who would drag our fair name and fame through the mire of anarchy and repudiation, the stand ard of democracy whioh they seized at Chicago and have unfurled over their heads. He pointed out that the great leaders of the Democratic party; Thomas Jefferson whose hand traced and whose brain con. ceived tho immortal Declaration of Independence, Alexander Hamilton who was the father of its financial principles, Andrew Jackson whose sturdy sense stood as a wall of adamant for its doctrines, Samuel J. Tilden, Samuel Randull, Grover Cleveland, John G, Carlisle. William C. Whitney, Governor Flower, Gov ernor Russell, candidate for Gover nor Singerly and in fact all the men representing the brains and influence of the party in the past and the pre sent, were arrayed against the free silver heresy of the Boy Orator Bryan and his coadjutors the silver mine owners. His speech made an excellent impression and those who cume to hear the truth wrent away satisfied with the man and h's capa city to represent this district as she has never before been represented and the few doubting Thomases who cume to scoff went home carrying the impression that here was an earnest able muu presenting fucts and statistics with a candor which MILFOBD, TIKE compelled attention, and with a force of reasoning which convicted. At Lacka waxen on Friday after noon a large meeting was held in the pavillion of the New York Hotel. Here Russell C. Stewart and Judge Kirkpatrick addressed the citizens after the meeting was organized by electing C. C. Shannon, chairman. Men came from all parts of the township and all were loud in ex pressions of satisfaction arising from the addresses made. In the evening Millott's Hall at Matamoras could not contain a meeting presided over by Moses C. Cole, Esq. Many could not gain en trance, and were forced to remain away. Messrs btewart, KirkpatricK and Goldsmith were the speakers and were greeted with the same en thusiastic demonstrations as they met with elsewhere. A number were present from Port Jorvis, and all united in expressing the belief that Matamoras would far out do the vote of 1894 when Hart the home candidate received a bare majority of 9. A careful student of these meetings cannot fail to be convinced that there is in this "ono green spot" a determination to take itself out of the greenness and rank with other counties which have thrown off the yoke of Democratic oppres sion and partisan darkness. Our people this year are thinking, and, we believe they will vote their con victions undeterred by any snap of party whip or uninfluenced by the cajolery of party regularity. VoteW. 8. Kirkpatrick for Con gress. OBITUARY. NANCY ELIZA KILSBT. There passed away on Sunday morning Oct. 18, a quiet, cheerful life, beautiful in home radiency and delicate in the perfume of a con scientious Christianity a life like a flower in some hidden nook by the wayside seldom seen and only rarely lifting its modest head to the occa sional traveller, but which sheds within its bounds a brightness whioh adorns and a sweetness which charms and compels attention. Mrs. Kilsbywas a most lovely woman, her character was of that unassum ing and secluded nature which does not shine outside its immediate home circle, but there it illumines and radiates. Born in Dingman township, Feb. 13, 1839 she has al ways resided in the home in which her life was ended. Her illness only ante dated for a few days her ..pas sing away. With a constitution naturally delicate it needed only the grasp of pneumonia to shake off the fetters which bound her to this life of toil and care, and allow her spirit to enter upon its everlasting reward. She leaves a husband John W. Kils- by, childless and alone to mourn his irreparable loss. She is also survived by one brother, D. V. Drake and one sister, Mrs. Sarah E. Partridge, of Brooklyn. The funeral was held from her late residence Tuesday. Rev. Thos. Nichols officiating and her remains were laid at rest in our beautiful home of the dead. Lost on the road between Gor don's mill and Travis place Sunday last a lap blanket, yellow ana black plaid on one side and black on the other. Finder will be suitably re warded by leaving same at Angle's blacksmith shop. Vote for. William Mitchell. . CbainloM Wheels. The bicycle of the future it is said will be chainless. Inventors have for soma time been busy in an attempt to construct wheels without the chain and sprocket method of trans. muting power. A beveled gear closely encased so that it will escape dust, with ball bearings, will be used If this device lis successful it will have many advantages over the pre sent machine, especially in ladies wheels, as it will relieve it from the weight of both the chain, and guard now necessary to prevent the skirts from becoming entangled. ;Theuew model Is said to be lighter running and an easier hill climber, besides presenting a neuter and more com pact appearance. COUNTY, I'A., FETDAY, OCTOBER 23, 189G. HE TEACHER S INSTITUTE. Will Convene at the Court House Monday, Oct. 26 at 2 p. m. Able Instructors Are Engaged to Be Pre sent Superintendent Sawyer Promises Unnsnally Interest ing Sessions Notes, etc. The teachers of the Comity are no doubt looking forward to next week when the monotony of their daily routine will be broken by the insti tute and they will have an oppor tunity Of adding much to their store of information by listening to able and experienced instructors and exchanging views ns to the methods they pursue in school room work. That they may not meet with dis- ppointment, Prof. Sawyer has se cured the services of men of recog nized ability and success in school work and these aided by local talont will furnish a week of genuine en- oyment and instruction. It is earnestly hoped that as many directors as can will be present and all friends of education are cordially invited. The daily instruction will be given by Prof. Geo. W. Twit meyer formerly of Honesdale, but now principal of the Bethlehem schools, by Prof. E. L. Kemp, of the East Stroudsburg State Normal and by Prof. W. H. Dotwiler, of the Bloomsburg Normal. Tuesday eve ning Prof. Twitmeyer will lecture, Wednesday evening Prof Kemp and Thursday evening will be occupied with a varied program in which several speakers will take port and specially prepared essays will be read. Music under the direction of Miss Lila Van Etten of the Milford Graded school will be made a pro minent feature of the proceedings. It is the earnest desire of Prof. Saw yer to make this Institute a complete success, and this can only be done by each teacher coming prepared to actively participate and not be a mere passive recipient of the know ledge and experience poured out by others. Republicans, Attention ! An important meeting will be held at the Headquarters on Tues day evening, Oct. 27th. A largo at tendance is requested. Make the meeting a success. Vote for William Mitchell. Oil in Wayne Connty, Leases for lands in South Canaan, Wayne county, are being procured The consideration is $1 and one eighth of the value of all oils or minerals discovered. They are for two years, and in some cases there is an option to purchase. Some years since a large number of leases were obtained on lands in Pike by the East Penn oil and gas company which were recorded, but nothing more has "been done. The real in tent of the lessees was never clearly known, but they must have had some object for nearly $500 was spent in having them recorded be sides the expense of several men for nearly a month in obtaining them. Vote for C. W. Shannon. Postoffice Robberies. Possibly the same gang of burg lars which operated on our Post- office here has been successfully fol lowing the same line of business in Monroe. The safe of the Cresco office was blown open last week and the rear of the building considerably damaged. They got about $100 in silver currency. They are evidently well supplied with dynamite for they make complote wrecks of safes they attack. Thev also entered the office at Mountain Home the same night where they pried open the safe with a chisel ana secured aDout uu in caaii besides a supply of stamps. Pins Hill Firm. G. E. Hursh. proprietor. Rose comb white leL'horns.eirgs for hatch ing, broilers in season and dealer in poulty supplies, incubator, brooders, wire netting, roonng telt, &o. .trees, plants and vinos, furnished to order Ollioe at farm, Lay ton, N, J. THE DEMOCRATS PARADE. Their Orators Speechify a Little, and de light the Audience. On Monday nccording to time honored custom our friends had their annual meeting. It was en livened this year by a p:irado, brass band and several transparencies more or less ridiculous in senti ment. " The parade was a very cre ditable and orderly display and de serves commendation. The meeting in the Court House was organized by electing Hon. D. M. Van Auken, chairman who neat ly introduced Laird II. Barber of Mauch Chunk Popocratio nominee for Congress. Mr. Barber evident ly did not intend to be either logical or educational in his remarks and his success in avoiding both tenden cies was phenomenal f or a man oc cupying his relations to tho party. His spoech was a marked contrast to that of Judge Kirkpatrick on the Thursday evening preceding, and to say that Mr. Barber sufTored by the comparison is to state it mildly. Perhaps however he is of such mag nanimous spirit that he did not wish to have it thought for a moment that he was built on different lines or endowed with greater capacity than the statesmen from his dis trict our Domocratic friends are wont to invest with the Congression al toga. He was followed by C. B. Staples, Esq., of Stroudsburg who fired the audience with enthusiasm by defend ing the Chicago platform, especially its denunciation o f Courts and obe dience to law, and poked a stick with a rather sharp ond at 1 his for mer friend Cleveland under whose previous administration by the way Mr. Staplos was revenue collector and didn't think it so bad eithpr, by saying if Bryan was electod he would find an attorney general who would jump on the trusts. He how ever made no allusion to the fable of the man and tho viper, probably in the heat of his fervid oratory he forgot it, as he almost did to men tion that his friend, Mr. Barber was a candidate for Congress. Hon. Frank P. Kimble, of Honesdale next took the oar and paddled around in tho Bryan pool of frqe and unlimited coinage of silver at 16tol. H never got to shore, but he will after Nov. 3rd and when his cruise over the salty waters are o'er we shall greet his kindly face as of yore. Vote for W. S. Kirkpatrick. Bryan and Sewall Club Meeting. .Last Saturday night was the crowning effort, the sunlit apex of glory for this devoted organization because its "orator" shed his efful goncy over it for nearly an hour. In the early dusk of evening "Dory" and his faithful henchman and boarder, Mr. Holbert were seen, ar rayed in cap and torch, wending their way tandem like to the rendoz ous, the Mecca of the faithful, the Grand Jury room that place hallow ed by the sufferings of many Demo crats whose characters have heroin undergone a searching scrutiny at the hands of a grand inquest inquir ing for the body of the Common wealth. The meeting was hastily called to order by rapping tho grow ler, but the orator had fled. Awed by1 the surroundings his timid soul refusod to stay. A hunt was organi zed, and searchers went forth. He was finally discovered under a horse shed where his speech had been al ready partly delivered, and the agony had left him in a weak and dilapidated condition. But aided by stalwart arms he was escorted in the midst of the faithful and stood on end. His speech was beyond re production. .Nothing like it was ever heard before, but it satisfied the minds of his audience and per suaded their consciences. It was good free silver speech, well adapted to the comprehension ot the club, and on a level with its moral and intellectual standard. This was evinced by the hearty applause which greeted the orator at frequent intervals, showing that his master mind and chusto words were sway ing his hearers like reeds before tempest. "Dory should be sent out by the club as a missionary and a fitting exponent ot its character and principles. COURT PROCEEDINGS. The Regular October Term Hold at the Ceurt ITouse Last 3Ionlay. The regular term of court con vened October 19 with President Judgo G. S. Purdy and Associates John Houck and William Mitchell on tho bench. Constables made returns as fol laws : Lehman. Wilson S. Van Au ken ; Delaware, Joseph D. Brooks ; Milford Borough, B. F. Bennett; Westfall, B. C. Totten ; Shohola, Frank Keller ; Palmyra, Alva Quick ; Greene, Eugene Butler ; Laeka- waxen, " Frank Kolley ; Blooming Grove, E. N. Piorson. Staples, receiver, etc., vs. Corne lius, rule discharged. William II. French naturalized. Inquisition on body of Charles Retstadt, of Lackawaxon, filed and rulo to show cause why same shall not bo approved. Petition for inspectors on bridge over Littlo Bushkill in Lehman near Heller's tannery. Frank Schorr, Chas. L. Holler and G. E...Swart wout appointed. Petition for inspectors on bridge over Clifford's creek, Palmyra. John C. Westbrook, Walter Vettorlein and Edward Killam appointed. Petition for same for bridge in Greene. John C. Westbrook, jr., Theo. Correll and William Sweponi ser appointed. Petition for transfer of license of Charles Retstadt, deceased, to Au gusta Retstadt, of Lockawaxen, and of Frank Miller, deceased, to Chris tiana Miller, of Westfall. Estate of Gottleib Mulheison, de ceased, on petition the court directs the money now on deposit to be paid over to the heirs. In the matter of the stay of exe cution issued against Kennoll and Gourlay,' trustees of John F. Kil- gour, the court on petition of de fendants grants rulo to show cause why further stay shall not bo made returnable Nov. 11, and directs that the buildings bo insured for the benefit of tho mortgagee. Venire ordered for 24 grand and 48 traverse jurors for December term. Petition for road in Shohola town ship. John C. Westbrook, jr., Gib son McKean and Alonzo Greening appointed viewers. Petition of John Edward Frick, of Greene, for guardian filed and F. G. Hames appointed. Sheriff acknowledged deeds as fol lows : To F. L. Tuttle for lands in Blooming Grove.sold as the proper, ty of John Pletcher, deceased, con 1320 ; also to D. E. Schoonmaker and J.L.Caverly lands in Dingman town ship, sold as the property of Hattie E. Foote and W. G. Young. Con $500. . Estate of Elizabeth Linloy, dee'd, Auditor appointed to make distri bution of funds in hands of admin istrator. Gilpin vs. the Iron City Mutual Fire Company, sheriff of Allegheny county is permitted to make appli cation to amend his return to sum mons. Adjourned to Nov. 11, noon. Vote for W. S. Kirkpatrick. REAL. ESTATE TRANSFERS. Shohola. J. B. Westbrook, trea urer, to county, dated Aug. 20, 437 acres, con. $32.61, ent'd Oct. 14. County to J. C. Grasmuk same land, dated Oct. 1. J. Chas. Grasmuk, et. ux., to Arnold Hafelen, dated Oct 10, con. l, ent d Uct. 11, same bind. Milford Borough. Percy Lyman et. ux., to Mary Cathariuo McCar. thy, dated Oct. 11, lot 740, con. $400, ent'd Oct. 15. Westfall. Frank X. Reillyy to Robert J. Whiteford, dated Oct. 12 lots 25 and 26, con. $50, ent'd Oct 15. Lackawaxen. J. B. Westbrook treasurer, to county llo acres, coir. $11.84, ent'd Oct. 17. County to Edward L. Koehka samo land, dated Oct. 1, ent'd Oct. 17. V 10,000 feet woll-seasonod good whitepino boards for sale. Price reasonable. Enquire of Wm. Angle at blacksmith shop. auglitf Tho PRESS is the best ADVERTISING MEDIUM in the county. Apply for rates. No. 52. PERSONAL.. Kenneth McClnrs has prme to New York to accept a situation. Mrs. Moses C. Westbrook visited hero this week. Miss Ann Baker and sister are visiting relatives in Philadelphia. James R. Bull, of New York visit ed friends here this week. Col. Vandcrbilt Allen and wifo ex pect to leave for a tour of the Medi terranean Sea, Nov. 24. Dr. E. B. Wenner is with his fami ly visiting his former home in Columbia county. M. M. Van Etten and wife, of Doer, N. J., visited friends in Mil ford this week. Mrs. Thos. Nichols is visiting her son, Kev. MacBrido Nichols in Ger mantown, Pa. Mrs. McCownand Miss Marearette Brink left for Lackawaxen and Scranton yesterday to visit friends.. Miss Julia Kern left yesterday to spend the winter with friends in the Metropolis. Rev. C. W. Von Glahn, of Hainos- ville, will exchange pulpits with Roy. W.K. JSett Sunday morning, Oct. 25. Tho consistory of the Reformed church at Port Jorvis has extended a call to Rev. T. H. Mackensio, of Pine Bush. Mrs. Pollissier, who with her two c hildren, has been staying at Albert tiolms on llartord street for three months, returned to tho city last Saturday. Mrs. V. C. Peters, of Stroudsburs, Mrs. Richard Wells, of Philadelphia Harry Peters and Mrs. E. E. Peters of Bushkill took a drive up as far as Port Jorvis last week. S. W. Smith, Esq., of Port Alle ghany, McKean county made a brief visit among mends and acquaint ances here this week, returning home Wednesday. Hon. L. Westbrook and C. B. Staples, Esq., of Stroudsburg accom pained the Democratic candidate for Congress, Laird H. Barber on his trip to Pike. Horace R. Dunn, of Port Jorvis proposes to organize a dancing class for beginners at Brown's Hall Mil ford, Pa., Monday evening Nov. 9, at 8 o'clock. A coaching party including; J. Price WethorillJ Alex Van Rensa laer, Clarence E. Lewis, Spencer Erwin, D. P. Wetherili, of Phila delphia and Aug. Hecksher were domiciled at the Dimmick House over Sunday. In his thirty two years as pastor of the Second Presbyterian church at Middlotown, Rev. Charles Beattio D. D. has preached 2,650 sermons and delivered 2000 unwritten ad dresses. He has officiated at 637 funerals, and made nearly twenty three thousand calls. Vote for C. W. Shannon. BRIEF MENTION. A number of Rebekahs enjoyed a ride and supper at Port Jorvis last Saturday night. John. C. Wallace has put in curbing and gravelled tho sidewalk along his Broad street property. Miss Fannie Dimmick has im proved her premises on Brood street by grading the walk in front of her Hotel. A little son of Henry Brinkman, of Atco, Wayne county fell in a deep spnng near his homo last week and was drowned. The Chassis of Orange met Tues day evening in the Reformed church at Bushkill. A large number of ministers were present from sur rounding counties. The Chautauqua Literary Circle at its last meeting received a pro position from tho Milford Lyceum association that its members should have the'f roe utie of the books of the Lyceum and become a part of the association thus perpetuating tho circle. Rev. Thos. Nichols attended a meeting of Synod which met at Brooklyn this week and from there went to Princeton to be pre sent at the sasqui centennial cele bration of that college which took place this week. In consequence of this he will be absent next Sunday, but services will be held in the church in the morning as usual. , C. W. Shannon, of Lackawaxen, by his card in another column asks the attention of voters to his candi dacy for Treasurer. Ho is the re gular nominee of the party and in every way qualified to till the office with credit to himself and the coun ty. The voters irrespective of party affiliations are invited to consider his qiutlih 'utions. Mr. Shannon is not a chronic seeker for a place at the publio crib and the people would do well to invite those who are to take a rear seat until there is something like a fair distribu tion of public perquisites.