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W M CHEUE? - - - Editor
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, -37 th, 18.59.
ENTERED AT POST-OFFIC3. LAPORTE
PA., AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER.
J. V. BETTEN'BURY, ~
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER,
Rtpiibllran Male 'Picket.
HENRY K. BOYER,
Republican Count) Ticket.
WILLI AM J. LAWRENCE,
DR. M. E. HERRMANN.
MR. EDITOR: —It seems to me that
•our Boro Fathers are neglecting to
•porform their duties in connection
with our streets. Judging from the
amount of money spent and the
number of days worked it strikes
me that the two main streets of our
town ought to he in such a condition
that a person can drive over them at
the rate of four miles an hour with
out danger ot breaking a wagon.
Is it not the duty of the town council
to attend to this matter? They of
course appoint a road commissioner
whose duty it is to oversee this work,
but does their duty end with this ap
pointment ? I think not. They
should see that the work is in the
place, manner and at the time it
ought to be done. Have they done
that this year* Has the work been
done in the most necessary places
or in the best manner or at the prop
er time P Are the main streets of
our Boro now in such a condition that
we can point to them with pride 7
What are the present condition of
our main streets ? Simply intoler-1
able. Thome and part of Muncy
streets aTe still filled with uncovered
stones, although there has been quitn
an amount of time and money ex
pended on some of the less impor- |
tant streets. One street in fact, King j
street between Meylert and Cherry (
streets, has had money enough to
have opened some of the streets'
that were petitioned for by a large
number of citizens. Can't some- j
thing be done ?
'l'hn New Dog l<aw,
The new dog law, as passed by j
the last Legislature, provides that |
from and after its passago there
shall be assessed, levied and collected
annually iu every township and
borough of the Commonwealth from
the owners of dogs a tax of fifty
cents for every male dog, and one
dollar for every female dog, the
sum to be collected with the other
township taxes. These Burns shall
be paid to the Treasurer ot the
Board of School Directors in the dif
ferent districts and shall be kopt
separate by the Treasurer so that
he will know how much has come
into his hands from this source.
The monoy shall constitute a fund
from persons sustaining loss or dam
age to sheep by dogs may be paid
for such a loss, along with the costs
necessarily incurred in establishing
their loss. The Assessors of every
borough and township shall annually
when making their other assess
ments, ascertain the number of dogs
in their respected districts and the
names of the owners and how many
of oach sex are owned or kept.
The County Commissioners 6hall
annually make a true return to the
Board of School Directors of the
number of dogs owned therein, to
gether with the owners' names, and
the School Directors shall cause the
tux to be collected in the same
manner as and along with the school
Persons who have sustained loss
or damage to sheep may inuko com
plaint before any Justice of the
Peace, and the latter shall noti'y the
owner of the dog or dogs causing
the loss and if the owner does not
appear -'as soon as practicable" and
pay the loss cansed by his dogs,
the Justice shall notify the township
Auditors to appraise the loss sus
tained by tho claimant; they have
power to summon witnesses and in
vestigate the case thoroughly, acd
shall determine and report to the
Justice the amount of the damage,
if any. The report shall be signed
by a majority of the Auditors. A
section prescribes the manner in
which the Justice shall thou proceed
in bringing the matter before the
School Board. When the latter re
aeives buch notification and it ap
pears a loss has been sustained, they
shall file the amount of the approved
claim with the Secretary of the
Board, including the necessary
costs incurred, to be paid out of the
fund raised by the tax on dogs. If
the owner of the dogs doing the
damage is responsible, then the
Treasurer of the Board -alia 11 im
mediately collect the damages and
costs from him, and place the pro
ceeds in the sheep fund. If it shall
be found at the close of the sheep
current year that the dog tax is not
sufficient to pay for all losses incur
red under the law,then the School
Board shall pay a pro rata share to
the several claimants; if the claims
are sufficient, then the claim
shall be paid in full.
XUO VE.4US IK PItINO.Y.
Htm- Hamilton the Sullivan County
Ailrl Convicted and 'Sentenced.
MAY'S LANDING, N. J., Sept. 19.
—The court did not open this morn
for the continuation of the trial of
Mrs. Eva Hamiltou, for the atroc
ious assult upon the nurse, Mary
Donnelly, until 10:45 o'clock. The
delay was caused by the detention,
through an accident of another train
of the train, from Atlantic City, up
on which were the judges, attorneys
and others officially connected with
tho case. When the jurors had
taken their seats Judge Reed said:
"Sheriff, bring in the defendant."
The Sheriff stated that the defendant
Mrs. Hamilton, begged to be excused j
from appearing on account of serious j
illness, and the Judge allowed the j
case to proceed. Then Captain IYr-,
ry, counsel for the defence, began |
his argument. He said ho hoped j
the jurors would frame their ver
dict -according to the testimony?
independent of newspaper reports
or other influences.
Prosecutor of Pleas Thompson
called the case for the prosecution.
HP said both Hamilton and his wife
repeatedly contradicted themselves
while on the witness stand, and that
their testimony was a tissue of false
hoods from beginning to end, that
Mr. Hamilton's life would probably
have been taken were it not for the
timely entrance of Nurse Donnelly,
and that Mrs. Hamilton was forttin*
ate iu not being on trial for murder
instead of atrocious assault.
) JUDGE REED'S CHARGE.
"Call the jury," was the peremp
tory request of Judge Reed when he
resumed his seat at the opening of
the afternoon session, and a few
minutes later he began his charge.
"The whole mattor hinges ou tho
plea of self-defense," he said, "that
the blow was struck in self defence
but when a deadly weapon is used
in self-defence it materially alters
the case." He continued in this
vein, dwelling on the fact that the
knife thrust was a deadly one, and
the only way in which the plea of
the defence could possiby be tenable '
was that the blow was struck to save j
the defendant's life; that she was in j
imminent danger and had to deal
the deadly blow to save her own
THE CLOSI.NO SCENE.
The closing scenes were exceed
ingly drimatic and when word was
sent to Evangeline Hamilton that
the jury were out deliberating wheth
er she was guilty or not, she excited
ly paced the attic prison, and frequ
ently looked out of her window up
on the Court House where the jury
It was precisely 3 o'clock when
the jurv announced that they had
arrived at a verdict and filed into
their respective seats. The Court
room was crowded and the specta
tors whispered audibly, commenting
upon the probable verdict, until
called to order by the Court. At 15
minutes past three Sheriff Johnson
led in the defendant. Mrs. Hamil
ton looked pale and fatigued, but
walked with a firm demeanor
through the narrow aisles and paid
no attention to the scrutinizing gaze
of the crowd, on both sides of her.
When brought within the railing she
sank wearily into a chair directly
facing the jury. She nerviouslv
twisted her fingers, her hands l>eing
covered with pearl colored gloves,
A VERDICT OF OCTLTY.
The Clerk of the Court called the
jury and inquired: "Gentlemen
have you agreed upon a verdict," to
which Foreman Reeves responded
in stentorian tones: "We have."
By this time the court room had
become silent, and when the fore
man answered, "We find the de
fendant guilty as charged in the
indictment, Mrs. Hamilton gave a
perceptible start and lifted her head
for the first time, turning towards
her counsel with an appealingglance
and thou towards the members of
the jury, who looked her in the face.
Then her head sank upon her breast
but sho uttered no comment. The
condemned woman apparently had
not a friend in the court room to
offer her consolation, even her hus
band having gone away as if unwil
ling to remain and witness her dis
TWO YEARS IN PRISON.
Judge Reed sternly said: "Evan
geline Hamilton, stand up." The
Woman arose with an effort and
faced the Judge, Counsellor Perry
standing beside her. "You have
been convicted of a grave charge,
that of atrocious assult upon Mary
Ann Donnelly, the extreme penalty
for which is ten yeats. But there
are extenuating circumstances in
this case, and the sentence I am
about to impose should be con
sidered lenient in Case of conviction
for atrociouH assault. I sentence
you to two years confinement in the
State prison at Trenton."
Not by a movement or a look did!
the condemned woman betray any!
■emotion. She stood in a listiniogl
attitude while Counsellor Perry ad-1
vised her to hear op and be of good
cheer. She resumed her seat mid
conversed with several reporters
who took advantage of the occasion
to ply her with questions. Mrs.
Hamilton condemned her husband's
apparent desertion aud made sever
al remarKs concerning hi 9 relation-1
ship with the nurse previous to tho!
aliray. She said the sentence was)
hard to bear. She looked pale but, was I
not agitated. She en tered the Sheriff's j
residence through the front door and '
proceeded to her attic prison, which!
had been furnished luxuriously by j
her infatuated husband when she;
was first Incarcerated, and before
the full exposure of her past career
aud deception prat iced upon him<
had caused him to leave her to heri
Mrs. Hamilton will be taken toi
the State prison next Saturday
morning in company with half a
dozen criminals convicted at this'
term of court. She will have to
serve a twenty month's term," pro
viding she gets the usual allowance
of two months per annum for good
behavior. It is said Mrs. Hamilton
repeatedly solicited an interview
with her husband while he wai here
in order to explain some personal
matters, but he declined togo near
■— • • •
To the Republican.
The fourth annual Convention, of
the S. S. Association of Sullivan
county, was held at Forksville M.
church Thursday Sept. 12t,h,
afternoon and evening. On account
of rain the attendance WHS very
small. The reports of officers and
delegates were very interesting and
encouraging to S. S. workers. The
election of officers resulted as t'ol-j
lows: Pres. D. T. Iluckell, Vice)
Pres., T. A. Boyle liec. Sec'y.,|
A. G. Little; Cor. See'v., Mra. S. A. |
Snyder; Treas., A. A. Collins Ex. I
Com., Mrs. A. L. Smith, Mrs. F. B.
Glidewell, Mr. A. A. Collins. Tlio
Vice Pres of last year, (one fori
each township) were continued for j
this year. The following named j
persons were elected as delegates to 1
the State S. S. Convention, to bej
held at Williaiusport Pa., Oct. 8, 9,
and 10th, 188S—Mr. Wm. Johnson,
of Bernice, Mr. Win. M>'ylert, La-
Porte, Mrs. Wra. Hull, Hillsgrove,
Mr. U. Bird, Elkland, Mr. J. W.
Rogers, of Forksville. In the
evening entertaining addresses were
delivered by Rev. H. Louusbury and [
D. T. Huckell.
A. Q. LITTLE, Sec'y.
The saw mill owned by Mr. Cor
coran that was burnt last spring, lias
been rebuilt, and have commenced
Potatoes are a very poor crop in
this section, farmers that is in this
part wuo have raised a large amount
vfill not have enough for their own use.
The friends of Frank May's sur
prised him a few days ago by
bringing him flour meat and other
Mrs. Staub has removed to Vir
ginia, with her son Lewis intending
to make it her future home.
John Miller who wont west last
fall with E. M. Frost has returned
Mrs. John Prymire who has been
sick all summer, is gradually im
Charley Fawcett looks unusually
happy. The reason why a little
girl has come to stay with him.
In casting a vote lor Lawrence
you can rest assured that you are
aiding a worthy and competent man
for Sheriff. Make up your mind to
The regular series of teachers'
examinations for the several school
districts of Sullivan county, will bo
held at tho following places on the
following dates. Davidson and
Shrewsbury townships, at Muncv
Valley Sept. sJßth, LaPorte town
ship, and borough at LaPorte Sept.
30th—Cherry twp., and Dnshore
borough at Dushore Oct. I—liills
grove twp., at liillngrove, Oct. sth
Porks twp., at M-illview, Oct. Ith—•
Colley twp., at Colley, Oct. 9th—
Fox twp., at Shunk, Oct. 11 th—
Elkland twp, at Estella, Out. ®lst.
The school directors are requested
to attend the examination iu their
Teachers must be examined in the
district in which they expect to
teach unless they procure a written
permit to he examined in some other
district, signed by at least three
members of the Board of Directors
of the district in which they expect
All examinations will commence
promptly at 9 o'clock a. m.
M. R. Black,
Forksvillc Pa. Sept. 14th, 1889.
We heard a gentleman in the La-
Porte Hotel on Wednesday ofler to
bet two to one that Lawrence would
be elected Sheriff of Sullivan count} - .
There were many bystanders by but
none accepted the wager. This re
jection was not caused by moral
principle but from the fact that Mr.
Lawrence's electon is conceeded by
every unprejudiced voter in the
county. Attend the fair next week
and listen to the political conversa
tion and conviuce yourself that we
jwc right in our assertion.
T. F. C ARSTAD D* N
IX TIIE OLD CITY HOTEL
Cor Mr of Third and Pine. Sis.,
For the latest style and a good
fit we would refer our Sullivan coun
ty friends to Mr. Carskaddcn who is
numbered among tho best Tailors in
the Lumber city. Sept. 13th, 'B9.
I The undersigr.e<l having been restored fro
health \>y ninipie means, after suffering for
several years a severe lung .iflection, and
I that dread disease o*sumption, is anxious lo
( m.ikj known to hi* e'low suflercrs tlie means
cfcure. To those w..0 desire it, he Hill cheer
fully .*eud (free of cLargct a copy of tbe pre
sgriplion used, \sbich the.y will tind a sure oure
fi»r Consumption, Asthma, Catarrh, Bronchitis
and all throat and lung Maladies. Ho hopes
all sufferers will try his Itemedy, as it id in. j
valuable. Tlio*u desiring the prescription,
which will cost thern not lung, a: d may prove a
blessing. will plea>e adJrcss, KtiV* EDWaIID i
A. WILSON, Williamsburg, Kings County '
and TU havj it kmt nor.
Wolff'sAC M EBlacking
IS A GREAT LABOR SAVER.
A SHINE LASTS A WEEK.
RAIN AND SNOW DON'T AFFECT IT
NO RRUSHINQ REQUIRED.
MAKES A SHOE WATERPROOF.
CBBD BY Mill*. VOVU AID CHH.QHKI*.
Um l b. wMhwl Uk* OO Cloth, tad abaolaMr
IcftMW and Preserves all kinds
Wfa ft, aad do not ctv* up till ioa It, and its I
aril] b* vftll ravardwi.
loM by Shoo 3tart*, Oroom, Ae.
for Harness tt la uaaqoakd.
WOLFF 4 RANDOLPH, PHIUDELMJI
| Ai OH'li-i jtiUTKL,
K. K A.RKS, Proprietor.
A. largo ani 1 commodious bonne, posses
sing all the attributes of n firnt-cluss hotel
The Bar is well supplied. The patronage
<xf the public resuettfuJly Rolicited.
A. pr.ictlcol collude for prepuimg '
yonng ptopto tor busiiMM. Helps hummed# every
year to gi-od positions. Now college building*. ■
Shorthand, etc. Write to N. A. MIf.LKR, l'rea. I
Blmira, N. Y. (Ur&ach at IlornellsYille, N. if.)
EMULSION ST 18
A|in E A GOLDS
UUflßd Wa?tinpDia eases
Many havo pained one pound
per day bv its use.
Scott's lEmulsion is not a se
cret remedy. It contains tho
stimulating properties of the
Hypophosphites and pure Nor
wegian Cod Liver Oil, tho po
tency of both being largely
increased. It is used by
sicians all over tho world.
PALATABLE AS MILK.
Sold by all Druggist*.
BCOIT & EOWNE, eMbist* N. T.
A DMIMSTRATORS NOT!CB:-Nctine !.«
x\.herel>y givon, thut [ have taken out admin
insration upon the estate of Thomas L. Robart
late of Elk land twp., dee'd. All persons who
have olaiws against said decca««l will present
tlitm duly authcndicated for dettkwent and
thogo who know thoinsolvei indebted will pleaoo
make payment of the earae.
WM. BHOK.VI AKEH. Administrator.
Estelli. Pa , Sept. 23, 'B9.
Campbell & Son.
General merchants of Shunk, wish
to call the attention of the many
citizens of the Western portion of
the county to the fine selection of I
poods just received, consisting of:
Summer Printß, Dress Suitings,
Ginghams and all kind of Dry Goods
and Notions, Jerseys, Gloves and
Mitts, Ladies and Gents Furnishing
Goods, Men's Boy's and Children's j
clothing. Hats and Caps, Boots and
Shoes, Straw Goods, Crockery and
Glasswaro, Hardware and Haying
tools, and a Fresh line of Groceries,
Tobacco and Cigars, and every thing
usually kept in a General Store, also
We have the finest arid largest
assortment of goods ever offered to
the people of Shrink and vicinity,
and sell as cheap as any firm in the
county. Give us a trial and be con
vinced. Thanking our old custom
ers for their patronage 111 past, and
trusting that they may continue,
wc remain yours etc.
J. H. CAMPBELL & SON.
June, 188' J. Sliunk, Pa-
W. H. OjjEEN~.
Street, Towanda, Pa,,
Has just received a handsome line of
They are handsome, stylish and tlic
very latest. Ladies ;ire requested to
[ail and examine and price them
whether they buy or not.
In his regular stock he has Kiajiy
i which will just suit bargain hunfc
' e v s. A full lino of
and in fact everything kept in thf
, DRY GOODS line, at low prices.
|My goods were all bought to sell: If
you don't believe it, price them and
see. We urge the people of Sullivan
to pay us a cull and price our goods j
j while in Towanda. !
W. H. D. GREEN, I
TOWANDA PA. j
[DUSHORE AND NoRDMONT
F. M. CRrtSSLEY, Proprietor j
UNTIL FUTHEP. NOTICE STAOES!
WILL RUN OS FOLLOWING SCHEDULE |
Ltavo Laporte at 6:15 a. m.for Nordinont
Arrive at Nordinont 7.-.'ill >•. tn.
Loave Nordmont at MISa. m.for Laporte
Arrive at Lap. rto 1:00 p. IU.
Leave Laporte at 5:00 p. m.for NorJraont \
Arrive at Nordmont p. m.
Leave Nordmont at 7:00 p. m.for Lnp .rte
Arrive at Laporte 8:30 p. m.
Leave Laporto at Sa. in, for ftushore
I.oavs I>uslioro at °2 p. ra. for LaPor' ;
ONE THOUSAND men wanted at onfis to tako
orders for Nursery Stock. Experience not rc
quire 1. We hire or. Salary und pay expenses,
or on coir:mission if preferred. Stock firsi
elais and suarr'.eod trua Jo name. Apply at
once, stating a<c. to
Tun C. L. VAUBUSEN NURSPRY CO.,
GENKVA, N. Y.
pLLERr r. INGH/LBt,
! fTGSMET & COUNSELOR AT LH
LAPORTE, PENN ? A,
»*Trmnt -.ttentjon to
- Bmaiagi tow ttgm c r.nt Mb
PHILAI >KLPH IA, PA. at out \ ncojv'ration
or tine from Lusluuw. iu
cur.ible by others waale'l. bona rar Circular.
CURE GUARANTEED. omTitJsTii*.
Successful Vrflatmr. T riisnri»
A SCIENTIFIC DiSCQVZE?!
ftDCUOHBiS luc ( a r iHt» vi uit i^itciutcs.
§ W KIU' nXKR
The ifflcscy of the Bffk*it<t>c ih (mi>B c.f cou
flttutpti n amibeenno effectually demonstrate that we
•re Justine J in oJaiming ft* it cuidire powtrc bejond
thorn, ot any iw liein * known Wo do not claim for it
Btri"Ul(Mi4 ;»nvv«»r 10 ourin* caees «» far gone th»t eon
In Jtnpotfltbie, but we d» claim that ft will euro «ui> caao
where the Innjr* are not Mora than half gone. Potions
withpoorappetite. weak and debilitated, will find it the
Debt tonic Kverr one tihoulrl \u*j it, particularly th«>se
who Qavn suffered for yeare with incur*MM chronir.d'*-
. Microbes or aorn-s nr« cstiaee of disease. The
mtMli' ine that will kui the |twtui and at the same tuno
® un \ I* 1 " to use.
bold only in om- gallon atone juks
eutTicient to last aboat one month. Cheap; within the
re?i !li of ah. Physician of 17 years experience in
chttifrc (»112 th'» office, nend for circular and information
Wni. Hadaw's Microbe Kilier, yLiUg;!: P.:
QON'T QVERLOOK JHAT
T. J. Keeler,
Is adding every week to hi« well
Selected Stock 'Of Merchandise con
sibting of Dry Gdods, Notions, Ready
made Glotliing, Hats, Caps, Boot*
and Shoes, Giviceriel, Hardward
Queenswnre, Flour, Feed etc.'
I Prices as low as the lowest. C«ll
ja'fid be convinced of good qualities
laud low prices.
T. J. KEKLER,
j Laporte, Pa.. Aug. Bth, 1889.
NEW HOTEL JUST OPENED,
R. B. WAJIBURTON, Prop'r.
FORJKSVI i.LE, PA.
This is a large and commodious
■ house, with largo airy rooms, and is
I furnished in first class style. The
ihes't of accommodations oflered tran-
I sient or steady boarders. Forkaville
j is situated along the Loyal Sock and
lis a very pretty town and a favorite
summer resort for city guests.
R, B. WAKBURTON, Prop'h
Forksville, Aug. Ist, 1888.
DANIEL If. LOB AH PKOp'R.
Tnis is a largo and commodious
i house, with large airy rooms, furn
ished in first class style. A desira-
Ho place for those who desire to es
cape the heated term. Hunting and
I fishing in their season. The bar ie
supplied with choice liquors & cigare.
Nov. 13 'BS.
A NEW STORE AT
* —FORKSViLLE —*
The undersigned has opened an
agricultural store at Forksville, and
carries in stock a full line of Seed
j ers. (The celebrated '"Warner".)
I l'loioa, Ilarrowi,
1 Mowing Machines, Hinders,
1 lieapers, Farm Wagons,
i Spring Wagon s, Huggies,
Sleighs, Cnlters, k etc.
In fact all Hues of farm iltensile
( and agricultural implements. Come
( and examine ray stock and prices.
F. C. SI'HANBAC'KTR.
j April 11t1i.. 1&53.
' B. HILL/M D.
PHYSICIAN S SLRG KON,
Office on theoorheroflvinin & Leech 3
M 0 S M 112 AIN H 0 US E
An attractive, home-like hotel;
livery etlor't made to entertain satis
factorily. MRS. M. C. LA UK it,
WENET 1. L-OWNS,
Ex-Protbonotary, Register «t Rto«>rderof Sull.C
Offioo at Hosido.ioej on M uncy fetreef
T. j. & F. 11. INGHAM,
Attorneys at Law,
Legal Business attended to in thifl
and adjoining Counties.
Telephone communication direct
with County Offices at Laporte.
Oils ] Oils'.OiM
THF'M EST BURNING OIL MADE
TIIE CROWNING GLORY
of the times for illuminating puposes,
or a family light—family safety oil'
THE CREAM OF PETROLEUM.
IT 18 VKKFECTLY SAFE.
You 6a.n pin your faith to it as a
FAMILY SAFETY OIL.
Ifyouraluo light, and safety in'
your liomcs, ask for Crown Acme.
For salo to tlio trade by
ELMIRA, N. Y.
to canvass for the sale of Nursery
Slock! Steady employment guarn
teed. Salary and expenses paid to
successful men. Apply at once
stating age. Mention this paper.
CHASE BROTHERS COMPANY,
Rochester, N. Y.* 1