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THURSDAY, JAN. 13, 189S.
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County Seat Indices.
Now on the damp and balmy air
Falls sleigh-bells' music every where,
And each voung man doth haste away
To invite liis girl and hire a sleigh.
—lt is a real January thaw.
—Mrs. Win. Kennedy is slowly recov
ering from her recent illness.
—The infant eon of Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Fraley is on the sick list.
—Wm. A. Kennedy was a business
visitor in Athens Tuesday.
—Hon. Kussel Karns made a business
trip to Williamsport Wednesday.
—There is no true criterion of mans
happiness but his own belief in it.
—Ex-Judge Phillips of Muncy Valley
was a county seat visitor Monday.
Prothonotary Lawrence was tran- j
sacting business in Dushore Tuesday. |
—Judge Dunham returned home from
Jacksonville Fla.. Friday of last week.
J. W. Ballard has gone to Towanda
where he has opened a blacksmith shop.
—('. Peale Jr. of Eagles Mere, was in
—Judge Dunham was holding court in
Wilkesbarre this week.
—Miss Anna Kennedy is visiting friends
at Muncy Valley this week.
—The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. E. Kennedy is quite ill.
—John J. Webster of Jakersville was
transacting business in town Monday.
—C. F. Cheney and Clarence Brink of
Eagles Mere were nt the < ounty Seat Mon
—Geo. B. Danley and Harry Brink
of Eagles Mere, drove to this place on Sun
—Prol. Lewis formerly of Dushore was
shaking hands with friends in town Mon
—A sleigh load of young people of this
place enjoyed a ride to Ringdale Sunday
—Atty. A. Walsh of Dushore was in
town between trains Monday on legal
—We often submit to the inevitable be
fore we are actually sure that it is the
—Landlord Schultzand wife of Ricketts
were guests at the Commercial Hotel
—Mr. E. G. Sylvara of Dushore was
transacting business at the Prothonotary's
—Dr. C. F. Wackenhuth of Jamiso"
City was registered at the Commercial
—What a pecular thing it is to experi
ence homesickness in its worst form when
you are at home.
—A tnerry sleigh load of young people
of this place enjoyed a triplo Muncy Val
ley Sunday evening.
—Mrs. Lawrence and daughter Hattie
who spent several days with Lopez friends
have returned home.
—As Andrew Jackson is dead it is of
course, perfectly safe for Bryan to say
what he pleases about him.
—lf this keeps up the groundhog may
take a fall out of the weather before the
time fixed in the almanac.
—Miss Jennette Spencer returned to
Williamsport to Commercial College after
spending the holidays at home.
—After a two weeks vacation the
borough schools opened on Monday with
a large attendance of bright and cheerful
—Fifty teams arc now engaged in haul
ing bark to the Laporte Tannery. Bark
stacks are growing long and high'through
out the yard. '
A. E. Tripp disposed of his hotel
property at Jamison City l aß t week; the
present tenant Jack F or b a was the
—General Manager of W. A: N.B. R.Il.
R. E. Eavenson. was a business visitor at ;
the county scat Monday.
—Widow ofChas. Hartzig of Cherry j
twp. was at the Prothonotory's office ]
Monday taking out letters of administra- !
—The ball given at the Laporte Hote l
Friday night was a success in every par
ticular and the participants all enjoyed
—Auditors Hetss, Brown and Caseman
with their clerk Atty. Downs are busy
with the great stock of bills before them
—An Italian who seems to be doing
first class work has opened a shoe repair
ing business in the Kraus building, for
merly occupied by N. C. Maben as a
—Mrs. S. B. Karns and two little daugh
ters, Helen and Ruth, and Mrs. Corrie
Stormont are visiting the former's sister
Mrs. Win. Cheney of Binghamton N. Y.
—Mr. Delroy Heim was in the western
part of the county the latter part of last
week visiting the P. O. S. of A. Camps in
company with District President H. A.
—Diet. Atty A. J. Bradley was sworn
into office last week, and with the best
wishesof his constitutents will ably han
dle the indictments in behalf of the Com
monwealth at next term of court.
—President Judge E. M. Dunham and
his associates Hons. John S. Line and
Conrad Kraus met on Saturday to file
their opinion on the legal proceedings in
th<* iScouten case which has not yet been
—A merry sleigh load of gentlemen
from Bernice drove to Laporte Saturday
night and attended The Odd Fellows
Lodge. Mine Host Gallagher properly
attended to their wants while among us.
—The County Commissioners made
their annual appointment last week and
retained the old efficient officers, Robert
Stormont, clerk; A. J. Bradley Attournev
and Jetbro Battin, janitor.
—ln view of the partitioning of China
and the generally unsettled condition of
things in the East, the sentiment in favor
of'a prompt ratification of the Presidents
Hawaiian treaty is growing stronger than
—Sabbath School 10 a. nt. Class meet
ing 11 a. m. leader W. .J. Iligley, Epworth
League 6:30 p. in. leader Mrs. W. S.
Skinner, preaching 7:30 p. m. by the pas
tor Rev. Wm. S. .Skinner. Rivival meet
ings next Sabbath eve.
—Rev. Wm. S. Skinner has been con
ducting a revival meeting at Sugar Hill
during the past week and expects to con
tinue them this week closing which Sat
urday evening. So far two have been
converted and many are under conviction.
—The freight rush in the West is no
yet over. Reports show that business it
so great that the railroad companies find
difficulty in securing cars enough. This
indicates the movement of farm products
and this means money in the farmers pock
ets and consequent prosperity.
Mr. Bryan and others remarked sev
eral months ago that the signs of prosper
ity throughout the country were only tim
poarv and indicated no permanent improv
ment. About what length of time should
be considered as tempoary?
—There is no doubt but that President
McKinley's nomination of Judge Me-
Kenna for the Supreme Bench will re
ceive the hearty support of a large major
ity of Congress. The objection raised
against the nomination was sectional and
of a most flimsy character, in view of the
recognized ability and fitness of Judge
—Markus Horn and Hugh Iless of
Nordmont, was brought before "Squire
Karns Monday charged with having per
formed the "strong arm act" on Fred
Foust, after the closing of an evening sess
ion of singing school nt Nordmont. Foust's
eves looked some the worse for having
came in contact with a Fitzsiinmons
knock out blow. The matter wassettled
between the parties before the trial was
—The country can at least see daylight
in the matter of government revenue.
The Dingley law presents the New Year
with a handsome token in the way of
treasurers surplus of nearly two million
dollars for the month of December.
This is a gratifying change from the al
most unbroken line of monthly deficits
piled up by the Wilson low-tariff law,
which the country was f'orcen to endure
for three years, to the detriment of all its
—The Greater Reading, a paper pub
lished in the interest of Wyomissing a
new town recently developed into exist
ance, has the following to say of one of
our townsmen.'' "Charles R. Lauer was
born at Thorndale, Pa., in 1870. At the
age of 21 years he embarked in the livery
business at Laporte and continued in this
business until 1895. lie then retired
from the livery business and took charge
of the management of"The Lyndhurst
Hotel,' - Shumokin Pa., February 1 1897,
he relinquished the management of"The
Lyndhurst" and accepted a position as
agent in Shamokin for Mr. C. F. Molley,
General Selling Agent of Wyomissing.
Mr. Lauer has been phenomenally suc
cessful, this has been largely due to his un
tiring persistency, good judgement, and
his pleasing personality.
—lt behooves us all to watch our'
change closely, since there are£loocount- j
crfeit notes in circulation.
—The people ol the comiln have good
cause for congratulation as they enter up
on the new year. For the entire year past
the country lias been free from disturbance
or alarm, confidence has been restored,
heavy foreign indebtedness has been paid,
the monetary question is no longer a mat
ter of uncertainty, the great industries
have been reaching out all over the world
with unprecedent success, carrying our
manufactures to all sections of the globe,
and our home markets have recovered
some of its wonted capacity. According
to the official reports more than half a
million men who were idle last year have
been emploped and general advances in
wages have affected thousands of others
thus bringing content and happiness to
many homes and families all over the
SHEEP OF DEAD SHEPHERD.
A. Floclc of 2,000 Wandered fIOO Mlle» After
lie Was Killed by Lightning.
A herder in charge of a flock of 2,000
sheep, which were grazing near the
base of the San Francisco Mountains,
In Arizona, was killed by lightning
during a terrific storm which visited
that section about the Ist of August
As the herder was not expected to
come in with his sheep until the Ist
of October, his absence during August
and September attracted 110 attention.
When the middle of October came and
he did not show up. messengers were
sent out to find him.
After a search of some days in the
vicinity of where he was last seen, the
remains of a camp were found under
a tree which had been riven by the
lightning. The cooking utensils were
scattered about, and the remaius of a
blanket were found, which were iden
tified as parts of one which the man
had taken with him. The water keg
also was recognized by a mark which
had been burned into one of the staves.
A further search revealed the bones
of a human being scattered about over
the ground, some of them more than a
hundred yards from the tree, having
evidently been carried about by
wolves. A prospector who had passed
i that way had camped for a night with
| the man abort the Ist of August and
j said the herd was then moving north
! ward. This tree around which these
j articles were found was just about far
j enough north to have been the next
camping place, and when it was re
! membered that there was a severe
i storm of thunder and lightning in that
j section one night about the time re
ferred to.it was clear that the man
had made his camp under this tree and
had been killed by lightning and his
body devoured by wolves. The sheep
had never been heard of and no trace
[ Df them could be found anywhere in
that part of the country.
But now comes the strange part of
the story. Early in November a herd
of about 2,000 sheep was found on the
| plain in San Miguel county in New
Mexico, with no one in charge of them,
and to all appearances belonging to no
body. The parties in Arizona heard of
this fact and wrote to an officer in that
Territory, giving their marks and ex
plaining how the sheep could be identi-
J fled. It was found beyond any doubt
| that this was the herd that had dis
j appeared from the range in Arizona
j about the Ist of August. The animals
1 had been shifting for themselves for
| more than three months, and turned
up at a point fully 500 miles from the
place where the herder was killed.
They had crossed the Rio Grande on
: the way.
Cat Came Fuels .\fterSix Years.
Visitors and intimate friends of Mr.
| Meredith Reynolds, who died in Glas
; gow, Ivy., in the year of 1891, will re
j call a large family cat, which, during
I the declining days of this kindly old
| gentleman, was the recipient of devoted
; attention from him. After his death
j the cat seemed to mourn for a short
: time and then suddenly and mysteri
: ously disappeared. As weeks lapsed
j into months and months into years it
was finally given up for lost and for
gotten. Recently while the family of
, Mr. B. S. Reynolds, who is now occupy
| ing the old home, were seated at the
dinner table, the cat appeared as sud-
I denly as it left six years before and
took up its abode in the house with
seemingly no fear or thought of in-
J trusion after such a prolonged absence.
Longevity i»u«i Agriculture,
j Roswiell Loveland is a centenarian
j who leads one to believe that there is a
I connection between longevity and ag
| riculture. He lives at Fulton, N. Y.
j He has been a lumberman and a farm
| er. • Even yet he chops and piles wood
I with all the vigor of a youth of seven
j ey-five. He has tilled his garden all
] the summer and still regards splitting
! wood as a sort of pastime, to be taken
ifter the serious occupation of digging.
l'eruli ir Fact About Whiaker*.
It is a peculiar fact that with most
I men the growth of hair is stronger on
j one side of the face than the other. It
j is said that hair always grows more
quickly on that side on which we are
Oregon a Nut Orchard.
Sweet almonds and chestnuts have
been raised with success in parts of
Oregon, where it had been thought
no palatable nuts would grow.
Census in Australia.
The Australian Statistical Society es
timates that the population of Austral
ia, including Tasmania and New Zeal
and. was last June, 4,362.756.
Williamsport & North Branch R.R
In Effect Monday Sept. 0, 1807.
North ward. South ward
pm.|U.mT| a,m. pm|
515:10 40! Halls 9 45 440
15 20 flO 45 Pennsdale 9 41 f4 36
SSI 10 68 Hughesvllle 932 424
5 40' 11 07 Picture Rocks 9 25 4 14
f5 44 fll 11 Lyons Mills f922 MOB
J547 fll 14 C'hamounl 9 20 14 06
664 11 21 Glen Mawr 9 14 4 00
ftio4 (1130 Straw bridge f9 07 f347
fi>o9!fU3fi Beech Glen f902!840
012! 11 40 Muncy Valley 8493 38
(i 18 11 40 Sonestown 862 332
fi 341 12 01 Nordmont 837 3 15
r.54i 12 25 LaPorte j 821 257
0 67! 12 28 LaPorte Tannery 8 19 254
f713 fl2 46 Ringdule |fß 05 f233
7 27j 100 Satterflelfl :755 2 20
pm.|p. m.l lam. pm.
All trains daily cxc«pt Sunday; "1 12" flag
connections with the Philadelphia A Reading
at Hulls, for all points north and soath, and the
Fall Brook and Beech Creek railroads. At
SatUrfield for ull p >ints on the Lehigh Valley
railroad. At Souestown with the Eagles Mere
R. E. EAVfiNSON, Gen, Manager.
No other Medicine was ever given such
a test as Otto's Cure. Thousands of bot
ties of this great German remedy are be
ing distributed EKEE OF CHARGE, to those
afflicted with Consumption, Asthma,
("roup, severe Coughs, Pneumonia and all
Throat and Lung diseases,giving the (ieo
ple proof that Otto's Cure will cure them
For sale only by T. J. Keeler, Laporte;
VV.L. Hoflman,Hillsgrove; li.S. Lancaster
Forksville; C. B. Jennings, Estella; Jno.
W. Buck, Sonestown. Samples free.
Large bottles 50c and 25c,
Goto J. W. Buck, Sonestown, for
rubbers, blankets, carpets, clothing and
dressgoods at December low prices. High
est prices paid for butter and eggs.
To Whom it May Concern.
The undersigned huving sold his store property
at Muncy Valley Pa..desires all of his Muncy
Valley accounts settled at once. The books o
Muncy Valley store are now in the hands of L, H.
Buck at Sonestown and must be settled by eash
or note- Please call on JL. 11. Buck at once and
A. T. ABMSEP.oxi;,
J.D. Rhodes vs Robert J. Mercur.—lll the Court
of Common Pleas of Sullivan County, No. 33 Feb
ruary Term 1898.
Sullivan County, ss: The Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, to the Sheriff of said County,
We command you, that you attach Robert J.
Mercur late of your county, by all and singular
his goods und chattels, lands and tenements, in
whose hands or possessions soever the same may
be, so that he be and appear before our Court of
Common Pleas to lie holden at Laporte in and for
said County on the fourth Monday of February
next, there to answer J. I>. Rhodes a plea of
Assumi>sit. bail to dissolve SIiiOO.UO, and also that
you attaeli all and singular the goods and chattels
moneys rights, credits and effects lands and ten
ements of the defendant in whose hands soever
they may be found and summon as garnishee
the'person or persons who hold or possess such
property und especially sheriff to uttach the un
divided one-half interest in all those two certain
pieces parcels or tracts of land in the warrantee
names of Henry Hurley and George Hurley and
situated in the Township of Forks, County of
•Sullivan and State of Pennsylvania, bounded and
described us follows, viz: on the North by laud
in the warrantee names of Henry Silsbee and
Joseph Silsbee, 011 the East by land in the warran
tee name of Andrew Hurley, on the South by
lti'id in the warrantee nanus of Samuel Flynn
and Andrew Flynn. 011 the West by land in the
warrantee names of Win. Steadman and Jeremiah
Jackson, being the two tracts of land known as
• Ihe Mercur und Lippincott Coal Lands," thut
he tie and appear before our Court on the said
fourth Monday of February, to answerwhat shall
be objected against nim and abide the judgment
of the Court therein. Aud have you then and
there this writ.
Witness the Hon. E. M. Dunham, President
Judge of our said Court, at Laporte the Ist day of
Januarv, A. D. 1898.
WM. J. LAWRENCK, Pioth'v.
(Seal of the Court of Common)
(1 leas of Sullivan County. Pa.)
Published byordei of the said Court.
ELLIS SWANK, Sheriff.
Sheriff's office, Laporte, Pa., Jan, 11,1895.
Estate of I'atroelus Kline late of Fox town
Notice is hereby given that letters of Adminis
tration upon the estate of said decedent have
been granted to the undersigned. All persons
indebted to said estate are requested to make
payment, and those having claims or dema..ds
against the same will muke them known without
MARY E. KLINE, Admrx.
Piatt, Pa., January 10,1898,
1 hereby announce myself as candidate
for road supervisor of Laporte township.
Subject to the decision of he tax-payers
of said township.
3t George . Karge,
LAPORTE LIVERY AND
Connected with the Commercial
Hotel. First-class Horses and
CHAS. COLEMAN, Prop.
AND WAGON SHOP
Just opened at the Laporte
Custom work solicited. All work
O. W. BENNETT, Prop.
I IN THIS SPACE
II WOULD PAH
Because it would be READ
I just the same as you are read
i ing this. Give it a trial.
L R. Gumblc,
Dealer in and
Farm CARRIAGES AND WAGONS.
AND our Patronage
Lumber OD l^e ba»is of low prices. Don't let this fast eacftp*.
We are getting rid of our large stock of hand made wagons.
Wagons, We also deal in factory made platfrom spring wagons.
West llniD Street LAPOETE.
CAMPBELL The Merchant,
To My Friends and Customers:— Why has my trade increas
ed 50 per cent.? while my competitors are complaining of hard times.
I can tell you. There are three reasons:
First Class Goods, Lowest Prices,
Every thing as Represented.
That is the secret of my success. 1 save yoti money and at thf
same time make some myself.
lam now opening up my new line of Holiday Goods. Present*
that will please the old and young, the great and small. Don't fail to
to see them. Call and inspect my new line of Fall and Winter goods
of every discription. My stock of Groceries and Provisions are always
fresh. No trouble to show you my goods; call and examine them, for I
cannot save money for you unless you give me an opportunity.
Yours very respectfully,
A. E. CAMPBELL.
' e . II John W. Buck, I * •
DEALER IN PA
An endless line of canned goods, fancy and staple
groceries, as well as high-grade but reasonable-priced
table delicacies, may always be found atous store.
A Sensible Wife will Always
Watch the advertisements of responsible merchants
especially Grocers. ... . ... . ,
• l'y this means she will be enabled (•
tave in the course of a year enough money
to pay lor a good many other household
OTJIR, GEITERAL STORE
Is well stocked with seasonable goods and we intend to—-
dispose of them in a hurry if low prices will carrv them off.
All kinds of country produce handled,
er. w. zbttoik: SONESTOWN PA.
800 Hen's, Boys' and Children's Suits,
200 Overcoats an<J Ulsters
600 Pair Trousers for Men, Boys and Children
Not sold before Jan. 1, '9B
together with cotton and woolen underwear, over
shirts, sweaters, hats, caps, trunks, valices gloves and
EVERY ARTICLE IS NEW,
not a weakness in them, nor a limp in the styles. Not a piece
gathered for the occasion or marked up just to be marked down.
They simply haven't moved as I'd like and now they most.
I have marked them at prices that will make you buy.
J". "W". CARROLL,. SKS. 0 "™" Doshobe, FA.
Harrington's GREAT SPECIAL SHOE
BEGINNING ON THE 20, of NOVEHBER.
The price of footwear of ail kinds is advancing in accordance with the raiue in
leather. This means that you must soon pay a higher price for your boots arid
shoes. We taw this and bought heavily before the raise. Now, we can not onl>
sell at the old prices but to get our full share of your trade wc propose for the next
ten days to sell lower than before
J.adics' oxfords 50c worth SIOO, up $1.50 Men'e.lieavy boots 2.00 worth 2.50
heavy calf shoes, 90c worth SI.OO '• calf boots 2.50 worth 8.00
« fine ' 1-15 worth 1.50 " heavy shoes Ope worth 1.35J
'• pebled goat 1.00 worth 1.50 " '• _ 1.23 worth 2.00
tine kid 1.10 worth 1.60 '• oil grain double sole 105 worth 2.2">
" " 98c worth J.35;1.56 worth 2.00 " dress shoes 1.20 worth 1,85.
1 '• hand turned 2.15 worth ."5.00 " Kangaroo shoe 2.25 worth Il.flit
'• " and welt, 2.25 worth 3.25 Miners brogans 1.10 worth l.fWl
Misses fine shoes 1.15 worth 1.65; heavy
j shoes 88c worth 1.50. Babv, 15c up.
A full assortment of all kinds of rubber Dou't
j get the benefit of this special sale as the prices of bootware are sure to
I advance You can get special low prices on; the entire stock. Four
Thousand Dollars worth of boots and shoes of the best makes of fool
ware. Call early for best bargains and sizes.
J. S. Harrington, DUS 2£££# PA