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Republican News Item.
oHAS. L. WING, Editor and Manager.
THURSDAY JAN. 20, 1898.
"FIRST OF ALL— THE NEWS."
The News Item Fights Fair.
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Bj The Sullivan Publishing Co.
▲t the County Seat of Sullivan County.
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second-class mail matter.
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ubljcajj NEW S ITEM,
If the populace ever does arise In
wrath, Indignation or d sgust and re
form the Judiciary by eliminating law
yers from society and the face of the
earth historians will have no difflcvlty
In locating the cause. They will find
it In the learned gentlemen of the bar.
No scoundred of either sex can get so
deep In infamy that some lawyer is not
glad togo deeper st.ll and to attempt
not only to thwart justice, but to jus
tify the infamy of his infamous client,
and to smirch or ruin the reputation of
all the witnesses for the people. Re
cently there was on trial In New York
a man who was known by several alias.
He lived unlawfully with the undi
vorced wife of another man, sharing
her affections with another rival of
her husband. This man and the wo
man murdered the other villain; cut
his body up as a butcher would cut
up the carcass of a hog and scattered
the pieces in the river and elsewhere.
Both admitted their participation in
the horror. The lawyer who defended
one of the parties arranged to submit
evidence that the victim was alive and
across the Atlantic. That being ren
dered a useless effort by confession of
one of the murdcrero, he brought in
witnesses to establish a previous good
character for his client. The witness
es identified the prisoner by many dif
ferent names while telling what a com
mendable member of society he was,
yet he himself admitted that he had
many aliases; that he lived In unlawful
Int'.macy with the woman and that he
helped in the butchery. When the
client came into the court room his
lawyer greeted him warmly and ef
fusively as "friend Martin."
"Yerbury endeavored to explain
something to the court but was per
emptorily ordered to set down and
let his counsel speak for him."
The extract is from a report of a
clTil trial in a court in Newark, N. J
It Is not often that a litigant desire
to address the court when he has at:
attorney who is engaged for that pur
pose; but It is not without a course of
mental debate that the average mai
off the bench and not cloaked with i
law diploma satisfies himself that h<
is of such mean clay or so ignorant
or so offensive that he !s not fit to and
may not, If he wish, assert his man
hood and Intelligence and speak to
himself when his property rights are
Imperiled. Of course it would some
times be a nuisance, but is it not thr
duty of a judge to endure that sort
of nuisance in the interests of justice?
After all, is there not more hope of at
taining to the truth in any trial when
the litigants are loquacious, verbose,
prolix and minute In detail than when
they sit mute and never answer a ques
tion until their attorney has expre33
ly said: "Answer." It does some
times seem as though the courts are it
little too careful In small things. Why.
we once saw a judge fine a defendant
In a civil case for getting out of th<-
wltness chair and knocking the plain
tiff's lawyer into a cuspidor for insult
Ing him In cross-examination! An
then be was fined some more for asl.
Ing the judge why in the name of tli
place of burning sulphur he didn't fin<
the lawyer for falling on the cuspldo,
when there was so much room for hir.
to fall beside It.
To one who pays attention to the
matter there Is great Interest in the
amazing growth of fraternal insurance.
The popularity of the system was not
neglected by the fraternity of fraud.
That guild neglects nothing that prom
ises profit. A late Issue of the Work
man treating the subject in great de
tail gives the growth of all the leading
associations, some of which are really
phenomenal. The benefits paid aggre
gate an enormous sum. There are over
6,000,000 people now carrying fraternal
policies. The A. O. U. W., which is
30 years old, has 370,000 policies In
force; the Foresters, than 25 years
old, has about 112,000 policies out, with
a reserve fund of $2,600,000. The
Woodmen, seven years old, has 120,000
members, and has paid death benefits
to heirs amounting to $1,500,000; the
Maccabees, 16 years old, with 275,000
members, has paid to beneficiaries,
$700,000. The average age of initiates
Is close to 30 years. There are some
Important features yet undetermined
by the experience of these organiza
tions; the question of grading assess
ments according to age and the ques
tion of reserve funds, with others that
are less vital.
The ieu>»d of th; r; rumber ol
notes struck Ly 3 .r.- !v. !2 hour?
is said to have bne- my Tvderev
'l:l. who struck 1.6" ; r
Eighty-eight Delegates Elected
to the State Couvoiition.
A Majority of the Winners Are
Friends of Quay.
BENTIMEHT FOE COLONEL STOBE.
rile Feeling! Anionir the People of
Philadelphia Is Decidedly In Favor
of the Candidate From Allegheny—A
Handsome Endorsement From a
Labor Organization lnteresting
Fact* CoucernliiK the New Capitol
Philadelphia, Jan. IT.—The fact that
S8 additional delegates have just been
elected to the Republican state con
vention from this city is a reminder of
the fact that that interesting gathering
will take place sooner than lias been
expected. While the primary elections
in Philadelphia on last Tuesday mainly
had refenrence to the local contest for
the office of receiver of taxes, the Re
publican voters of the city also went to
the polls for the purpose of electing
delegates to the state convention. Ex
in one or two districts factional lines
were not drawn very tightly i:i the se
lection of state delegates. It is confi
dently predicted by those who are In a
position to know that a majority of the
88 delegates from the Quaker City will
be friendly to Senator Quay.
None of the men who are candidates
for delegates announced their prefer
ence for any particular candidate, and
for that reason It is difficult at this
stage of the game to make any attempt
to count any particular number of
delegates for the various gubernatorial
aspirants. It is no secret, however,
that a large number of the delegates
are heartily in favor of the nomination
of Colonel William A. Stone. Unless
there is some attempt to block the
wishes of the delegates by the leaders
their votes wi.l certainly he cast in
favor of the man from Allegheny.
The sentiment In this city has been
very strongly in favor of Colonel Stone
from the start. He is a frequent vis
itor here, and has made a favorable
impression upon all those with whom
he has come into coi.tact. He was a
speaker at one of the annual dinners
of the Young Republicans a few years
ago, and the forceful speech that he
made upon that occasion caused him
to loom up as a formidable candidate
for the gubernatorial chair. Out: i Je of
the personal impression made by Col
onel Stone, he is conceded to have great
political and popular strength by rea
son of his excellent record in the lower
branch of congress. His sturdy defense
of the rights of labor, his positive
views upon the tariff and currency
questions, and last, but by no means
least, his firm and unwavering at
titude upon the question of Immigra
tion makes him one of the strongest
candidates that could be nominated for
governor this year.
Colonel Stone has hr.d a remarkable
endorsement forwarded to him. While
it is out of the ordinary for lodges of
the Ai. --Igamated Association of Iron
and Steel Workers to bespeak their
preference for a candidate for any
public office, the action of Good Will
lodge, No. 59, of New Cas le, is volun
tary and Is undoubtedly due to the high
appreciation in which labor interests
hold Colonel Stcne. These testimonials
coming so early in the campaign arc
very remarkable proofs of the popu
larity of the candidacy of Coionel
The endorsement referred to Is con
tained in the foliov .ng letter received
by Colonel Stone:
Good Will Lodge. No. 09,
Amalgamated Association of Iron, Tin
and Steel Workers of the U.
New Castle, Pa., Nov. 27, ISO 7.
At the last regular meeting of 'he
Good Will lodt. . No. 59. A. A. of I. »nd
S. W„ held at I led Men's Hall, the fol
lowing resolutions were adopted:
"Resolved, That we endorse the can
didacy of William A. Stone for gover
nor of Pennsylvania, knowing him to
be a friend of the laboring classes in
all his dealings, and in the public po
sitions which he has already held;
therefore, be it
"Resolved. That we earnestly request
all sister lodges to endorse a friend of
labor and a man fully equipped for the
Signed and sealed by the following
officers: Thomas Jennings, president;
A. G. Robinson, vice president: Sam
uel Grlgg. recording secretary, and
Harry Sergent, financial secretary.
Good Will lodge Is one of the strong
est lodges of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation In New Castle. It embraces the
employes of the Atlantic iron works
of that city, and has a membership of
250 men. They are nearly all boilers
and finishers. This is the second en
dorsement of the kind given Colonel
Stone within a month by such an or
ganization. the first having come from
the employes of Jones & Laughlin's
south side mills. It Is said that there
will be a remarkeable series of such
expressions from organized labor
through the state during the next few
months, attesting strongly to the
friendly regard In which Colonel Stone
is held by reason of his great labors
for the cause of American labor.
• • »
Fvery citizen of the commonwealth
of Pennsylvania is natura ly Interested
In the details concerning the erection
of the new state capitol building, and
at the risk of repeating some things
that might have been known before, I
propose to give some of the latest news
concerning the proposed new edifice.
To begin with, the architect has flight d
all of the plans, and Is now waiting for
the award of the contract, which will be
made In a very short time.
Architect Cobb is very prou* of this
achievement. He has designed many
buildings, public and private, but he Is
•o confident that the Pennsylvania cap-
I.'ol will be his greatest work that he
IJ willing to risk his reputation cm It.
"Pcnnuylvania ts going to have the
hanctaoment state building in the coun
try," he declared to The Inquirer cor*
respondent today. "The design is my
masterpiece, and I am proud of It. My
plans will cost the state 50 per cent less
in running expenses and 25 per cent less
in cost of construction than those of
any of the other architects who origi
nally competed with me. The building
will have plenty of light, and I feel cer
tain that the people of Pennsylvania
will be delighted with It when it is tin
Some radical departures have been
made In the plans from the stereotyped
ideas concerning state capitols, but Mr.
Cobb declares that they are all in the
nature of Improvements. At the last
Moment a change In the arrangements
of the rooms was made, and the in
coming legislature will see the senate
chamber and the house of representa
tives In the same relative positions they
have occupied for nearly a century. The
commission agreed to this remodeling
of the original plans because it was
found that the sentiment was against
any chanse of position of the two
The capltol will face the west. The
senate chamber will be located on the
north side of the rotunda, and the house
of representatives on the south side.
Adjoining the senate and house wtngs
will be two large buildings devoted to
department work. The entrance to the
capitol will be through the center build
ing. The west front will be Hve stories
high, with the senate and house each
two stories high. Back of the rotunda
will be situated the committee rooms),
arranged in a building seven rtoriea
in height. The wings on the extreme
north and south, in which the depart
ment work will be done, will each be
five stories high.
The main floor of the centra! portion
of the building will be the second. Vis
i.rrs will enter from the basement floor,
and public elevators will convey them
to any of the Hoots on the west fror.t.
In the rear of the rotunda, on this llocr,
private elevators will be built for the
exclusive use of members and employes
of the legislature. Exits to these ele
vators are to be constructed so that
a member can TO from ei.her chamber
to his committee room without being
seen by any visitor if he so desires.
In the center of the building will be
a large rotunda. On the second floor
from the rotunda one will enter on the
western side the rooms of the lieuten
ant governor and a ladies' reception
room. Card rooms separate the two
legislative chambers from the rotunda.
In the rear is an entrance to the com
mittee rooms building. A memorial
stairway will lead from the rotunda up
to the fifth floor of the front and to a
40 foot gallery extending a:i around the
interior. From this will be the entrance
to the press rooms *and to the public
galleries of the two chambers. In each
of those public galleries there are 400
feet of bench room. The senate librnry
will also be entered from this gallery,
and on the house side a large caucus
room has been arranged, Into which the
house library can at any time be
While the legislative wings are only
two stories, the second storv Is very
high. The most radical departure has
been made in placing all the windows
of these two chambers on the outside.
In no other state house in the country
is this plan followed. Its advantages
are light arid ventilation. Everythinf
has been planned to make this a mode,
Local politics are In a cyclonic condi
tion in the city of Philadelphia. A
thoujrh David Martin has succeeaed In
forcing his brother-in-law upon the Re
publican ticket for receiver of taxes the
prosrects for Mr. Roney's election are
far from promising. It is true that he
has received the nomination, but in this
respect he is no better off than his op
ponent. Mr. Newitt has also bsen nom
inated, and he received his nomination
in a conve. .ion in which It Is asserted
that 511 of the 891 regularly °lected del
egates handed in their credentials. Mr.
Newitt proposes to remain in the field
on the ground that he was really ».ie
choice of the voters at the primaries,
and that the Roney nomination is ta nt
ed. and that it was brought about by il
legal and unpiincipled methods.
In addition to this there is a very
strong popular feeling against the lead
ership of Mr. Martin in Philadelphia.
No one attempts to disguise the fact
that the party organization here has
been used for the personal advancement
and selfish Interests of a little clique of
politicians who are wiring to wreck the
party If necessary in order to accom
p ish tlielr own personal ends. The fact
that the so-ca led Business Men's
League has united with Mr. Martin In
order to force Mr. Roney upon the peo
ple once niorf- is likely to prove disas
trous to Mr. Martin's candidate. Tht
people know and thoroughly understand
th all g d business m o n's organization
and it is a simple statement of fact to
say that the favor of this organization
will seriously cripple, if it does not en
tirely ruin, aiiy candidate for public
office who is unfortunate enough to
T. M. A.
She (at the desk)— Dear, please tell
ine how to spell costumo. "I'm writing
o mother about my lovely new gown.'
lie —Well are you ready?
She —Y C 3.
He —C-o-s-t, cost-
He —M-e, me—sGs, as vet unpaid.
She —You're a wretch.
He sits wlisie the throng may behold
And pensive.iy gazes on high,
.d they say, as gloom seems to en
Inspiration Is certainly n.gh."
aen swiftly a paper he seizes
And traces it ever with ink,
.d they echo, like whispering breezes,
"Now watch him; he's going to
\nd the shades of the great seem to
As he struggles to drain wisdom's
d they'll probably never discover
lie's at work on his mileage ac«
but extremely good for the sufferer
from that harassing disease is Dr.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. No medi
cine can compare with this great
remady in the prompt and perma
nent aid it gives in all bronchial
affections. It stops the cough,
soothe 3 the irritated throat, and in
duces refreshing sleep.
" I had a bronchial trouble of such a per
sistent and stubborn character that the doc
tor pronounced it incurable with ordinary
remedies, but recommended me to try Ayer'»
Cherrv Pectoral. One bottle cured me."
J. C. WOODSON, P. M.,
Forest Hill, W. Va.
"A short time ago I was taken with a
severe attack of bronchitis, and neither phy
sicians nor ordinary remedies gavo me relief.
In despair of finding anything to cure me, I
bought a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
Less than one bottle entirely cured me."
GEO. B. HUNTER, Altoona, Pa.
now put up in half-size bottles at
half price—GO cents.
Fall x Winter
You are invited to conn
here and inspect our new
stock of Fall and Wintei
Goods which is by far the
choicest collection consid
ering style and quality for
the price, ever this store
asked people to look at.
for Men, Women and
In conjunction with
the inviting varities, all
prices will be found more
than ordinarily small.
A new and fresh sup
ply of Groceries have
have just arrived.
I am now putting up
that v\ in not iust.
Send ine your order or
write lor prices.
Anyone sending a sketch and description ma:
quloklr ascertain our opinion n
invention ts probnbly patentable, vpmmunlr'
Mons strict] j confidential. Hnndboolwm Paten:
sent free. Oldest osency for securln^atent*.
Patents taken throusb Munn ft (Jfc recelv
special notice , without charge. In tne *
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. largest iclr
culatlon of any scientific Journal. Terms. w> a
year; four months 91. Sold by all newsdealers.
Do you understand just w'iat Dr. J. C.
Ayer's medicine!) will da fur you? Are
they holping yuu cs fast as you tl.ink th?v
Write to our d >;tcr. lie wl'.l
answer ell questions, and givo you t'..a
bost ir.jdieal advice, absolutely froe.
Addrtsg th» J. C. Ajot Co, Lowoll, Haas.
Three Big Stores- MUNCY VALLEY,
■== PROCTOR, PA.
January Clearance Selling
If you are looking for the bargains of the year go at
once to any of the above named stores where former
values and prices are practically lost sight of in our
determined tffjrts to dispose of the largest and best
line of DRY GOODS and NOTIONS ever brought to
extraordinary line of
The lady who wishes the I itest styles combined
with high grade and half the old price should call and
select from the complete line of
Unprecedented values given
at these stores this 1 ontli.
|ENN INCS BROS.
We keep in stock at our n.ills a
complete line ot dressed lumber
in hemlock and hardwood.
Gang Sawed and TrimmecPLumber.
Hemlock Novelty or German Siding,
Hemlock Ceiling 7-8 or $-8 stick,
Hemlock Flooring any width desired,
Hemlock Lath both 3 and 4 feet long,
Hardwood Flooring both Beech, Birch or Maple,
The same woods in 3-8 ceiling.
COR RESPONDF.N C Y SOLICITED.
Buy Good Goods!
And you will be surorised
how cheap they are in the end.
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IN DRESS GOODS WE WERE NEVER LETTER
I'REI'AIiKD 10 TI.EASE Ol Til AN AT 111E
PRESENT, AS WE DAVE TIIE LARGEST AS
SORTMENT EN THAT LINE E\ ER DISJ'LAV
ED IN THE COUNTY.
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K' SYLVARA, dushore^PA.
£X « RIGHT IN EVERY
y Tin 1 suit ofel itlies or ovrr
— T co.it yoti b.ij h -re iits you perfectly
I am ' Wl 'H| "° matter in what
£ A-S ) position you s'aiul or sit.
I I Our cloilii'ig is n.adr lo fii n.en
llWTliil //i \ !ls tin'} 7 arc, not a-« they inifiht le.
Iljij h| fV i/\ Hit doiwn'i lit jn first, we alter it
ill || 11 \ until it il ins lit. Everything the
Eh 1// latent in style. of the most worthy
<r yflil w v/ fabrics. ai d tailored in the n.ot-t
swrnniir- 1117 . perfect manner.
and we have avery thing you could wish in
\ Clothing and
Gents Furnishing Goods
HATS, CAPS, TRUNKS, and MACKINTOSHES.
\Ve pa \\ cash for ginseng root and wool.
We are selling better shoes than were ever sold in
this section of the county before at half the usua
profits. Every price we quote is the lowest.
HmV HERR k CO., muncy valley, pa.