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County Seat Indices.
—Come gentle spring and bring your
—March appears to be a little weak in
the lungs thus far.
—This mortal coil seems to be all
it never happened.
—Prof. M. P. Gavitl. was a William
sport visitor on Saturday.
Thos. E. Kennedy was transacting
business in Williamsport Saturday.
—Supt. and Mrs. F. W. Meylert visited
the city of Williamsport Saturday.
—Miss Sallie Reede of Unityville if
visiting with Mrs. T. J. Keeler this week i
W. H. Lawrenceoon of North Mount
ain *tas a business visitor in town Tues
—Readers who are afflicted with catarrh
should read A. C. Jenken's liberal offer
—Ohas. Reeder of Hughesville was a '
guest k»l'his brother Alilton the early pari ■
of theV jek.
Constable A. E. Tripp waa on official ,
business in Western Sullivan last Frida)
and Saturday. ; <
Mr. and Mrs. John Keeler of Nord- 1 1
mont spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs
—The immense amount of freight
traffic over the W. & N. B. seems to be
Miss Bessie Wrede, who has been
confined to the house with rheumatism is
able to be out again.
' —Mrs. of this place ha*
moved back to her old home at Wellsville
Alleghany Co., N. Y.
L-Judge Dunham and Atty. F. H.
Ingham, were called to Williamsport on
legal matters Saturday.
—Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schrader drove to
New Albany last Saturday to see his
father who is in poor health.
—Jap. Clark an old time resident of
this place, now of Elmira, N. Y., was a
business visitor in town Monday.
—Now that Coxey is ready let the war
goon. It will be a great chance for
Coxey to float his now-payable bonds.
—Mrs. George Brown of Esiella, spent
he latter part of last week with her
\ughter Mrs. J. B. Seaver of this place.
—According to the new school of patriot-
a man is a traitor to the flag who re
fuses to believe all the news from Havana.
—Hearts of the new up-to-date women
are like city trolley cars, apparently have
always room for one more, and as woman
wills, so God wills.
—Some of the Democrats have already
retired from the political field, which ha»
a Bart of punctured tire effect upon the
public. It looks like a plain case of
running out of wind.
our Democratic friends will have no
doubts without any Inquiry that it was
some exterior cause that hit them,
Congress may as well return now to
its peacelul function of sending out garden
seeds, as the farmers will soon be ready
to plant and is now concerning himself
more about tomato and cabbage ptanta
than the armor and powder plants.
—Mr. J. B. Seaver who has worked in
the tannery for several years, has moved
his family to Wellsville N. Y. where he
has gone to do farming. We wish him
Constable A. E, Tripp is now being
pushed to the front by his friends for the
nomination ofSherifl. Eugene is one of
those, get-there fellows and will be moet
likely to pull of the honor on the other
•ide of the house as any yet talked of.
| —The likelihood that substitutes will
j be cheap nerves many a worrior.-* tongue.
I —The worst part of the beautiful snow
is when it begins to leave, yet in this place
no one wants to delay it on that account.
—Services at the Baptist church next
Sunday as follows. Sunday School at 11
a.m. Christian Endeavor at 7:00 p. ni.
—There will be a social entertainment
at the residence ofT. J. Keeler Tuesday
evening, March, 15th, which promises to
bring out a large number of young people.
—Mrs. Rosie Van Fleet was a caller
on friends in town Wednesday before
leaving for her home in Binghamton.
—Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Osier of Lin
coln Falls, were county seat visitors Wed
nesday. Mr. Osier has completed his
appraisement of mercantile business in tbe
county. A copy of which will appear in
next week's issue.
—Dist. Pres. of P. O. S. of A., H. A.
Karns, Frank Cooley, Miss Etta Chase,
and Miss Mabel Cooley, attended the
address by C. F. Huth at EstelU Monday
—Hon. Russel Karns. while sitting in
the Laporte Hotel office on Thursday,
succumbed with an attack of apoplexy and
rendered unconscious from that time, 9 a.
m., until the fullowing morning. He is
much better at present.
—By the re-organization consequent
upon the death of Mr. Oearhart James C.
Deninger of Sonestown was recently given
the plum of Assi-tant Chief Clerk in the
office of Secretary of Commonwealth at
Harrisburg. The many friends of James
are pleased to learn of his promotion.
—Zola has again proven the pen mighti
er than the sword as he has succeeded in
demonstrating that the French army it<
afraid of one man. What an admirable
Tammany mayor the judge who presided
at his trial would make. It would seem
by the accounts that the goddess which
presides over the Paris courts is not only
blind, but deaf and dumb as well.
—Be sure you nr right, then go ahead,"
This is the thing ' r the American people
to do in the crista caused by the blowing
up of the Maine, But it tnay take some
time to find out what is "right.'' Have
patience until the fourth of July, then
every one can use powder.
—The condition of the First Nationnl
Bank of Dushore, as shown in the ex
cellent bank report sworn toon February
28, 1898, show# a decided increase in it*
business affairs, and further, that this fi
nancial institution is a profitable one to
the stockl)olders,and of great value to the
public. It is under the most careful and
experienced hands who enjoy the highest
esteemed and confidence of their patrons.
All of its derectors comprise some of the
county's best business men and able finan
—While there is yellow journal rumor
of war betwf en the United States Hnd
Spain over the blowing up of the Maine,
ihere is actual war declared on the Com
missioners by the Review. No question
can a. ise about this fact that they were
blown up last week by an "insight"'
agency filled with a compressed air ot
improbability. When the divers ai
Havana are through, that yellow journal
ought to employ them to investigate the
wrecked condition hie article caused tht-
Commissioner's office. We put on a
diving suit of 8 lb. gloves and went down
io explore the cause of the blowing up.
We were also refused the pleasure of
monkeying with the order book, but was
directed to other books which contained
the same accounts, which privilege the
yellow journal could have had. The
Review must have run against a tack
which caused the puncture, certainly no
other cause M we can find about the
The Baptist young people society of
Christian Endeavor will hold a rainbow
social at the home of T. J. Keeler Tues
day evening, March, 15(h. Each lady
is requested to bring a colored cheesecloth
apron to be hemmed by the gentlemen.
Che aprons will be sold at auction after
ihey are hemmed, Refreshment* will be
served free. Ice cream, sold at 10 cents
—Sabbath School 10 a. m. Epworth
League 7 p. tn. Preaching 8 p. m. Subject
"The Prodical Son," illustrated by the
—Rev. W. S. Skinner will preach his
laet sermon in Laporte before going to
conference, next Sunday. Will leave on
Tuesday following for conference at Dan
Jennie, the only daughter of Ira and
Anna Cott, of Elkland, died, February 10,
aged 9 years and 2 months.
All Is lonely In our dwelling,
Bad our heart*, today;
For the one we loved so dearly
Ha* forever passed away.
An anjrel dear from us is rone,
A voice we loved Is still;
A place 1* vacant in our home
That never can be filled.
Jennie, thou ha* found peace in death,
Thv cares and troubles now are o'er.
For God ha* kindly called the home
To be with us no more.
A FtllNP M.D.B
Country Editors Boomed.
Champ Clark, of Missouri, made himself
solid with the country newspapers of his
district during the debate on the Loud
postal bill. Much that he said bears the
imprint of truth, as all who have had ex
perience in the running of newspapers in
rural communities will readily admit, Mr.
"Having once been a country editor my
self, I entertain a most kindly feeling for
my old confreres. lam willing to make
affidavit that the 11 months I spent edit
ing a rural journal were the most bene
ficial of my life to myself, perhaps to
others. lam proud to have belonged to
the editorial guild. lam unalterably op
posed to anything that will injure the
country editor, curtail his profits, circum
scribe his usefulness, or place an addi
tional thorn in his pathway.
"The rural editor—God bless himl— is
the most persistant of teachers. Like
charity, as described by St. Paul in the
13th chapter of First Corinthans, he sufl
ereth long and is kind,' which cannot be
said of the men that got up this bill. 'He
envieth not,' in which he does not resem
ble some people over on this side of the
House. 'He vaunteth not himself,' ii<
which he is unlike the leaders on the
other side of the big aisle. 'He is not
puffed up,' in which he does not resemblt
a good many of us. 'He does not behavt
himself unseemly, secketh not his own,
is not easily provoked.'
"In this last respect he does not at all
resemble my friend from California, Mr.
Loud. (Laughter) 'He thinketh no evil,
in which he is vastly superior to a grea<
many of us; 'rejoiceth not in iniquity bui
rejoiceth in the truth. He beareth al
things, hopeth all things, endureth al
things,' and in that respect he is ver\
much in the predicament of the minority
on this side of the House under the Reetl
"He is the pack horse of every com
munity, the promoter of every laudabh
enterprise, the worst underpaid laborer ii>
the vineyard. Counting his space as hif
capital, he gives more to charity, hii
means considered, than any other membei
of society. He is a power in politics, 8
pillar of the church, a leader in the cru
Made for better morals. He is pre-emi
nentlv the friend of humanity.
"Line upon line, paragraph upon para
graph, day by day, he is embalming ii<
cold type the facts from which the Hero
dotus, the Tacitus, the Sismondi, or tht
Macaulay of the future will write tlx
history of our times. (Applause.)He joy
ously announces our advent into thit
world, briefly records our uprisings anc
our downsiitings, and sorrowfully chroni
cles our exit from this vale of tears.
"As a creator of beauty, he double die
counts Mme Aver, who undertakes to in
crease feminine pulchritude only in par
icular instances; but the country ediioi
in the exercise of plenary power, impai
tially beautifies all women whose namei
appear in his columns. (Laughter an<
ipplause.) By a touch of his magician''
wand tie converts paste into diamondr
sparkling on beauty's neck, and wiih <
-kill of which ancient and ambitous al
chemists only dreamed, and with polite
uess which Chesterfield might have en
vied, he transmutes brass trinkets int«
jewelry of purest gold, when they appear
upon the breasts of the family of his sub
"He is the greatest and most ingenious
of manufacturers, for while other manu
lacturers produce only perishable stuflr
lie manufactures immortal statesmen ou>
of raw, sometimes very raw material
(Laughter.) In his laudable industry n<
Dingley bill can protect him, and he mui-t
work in competition with the pauper man
lacturers of Europe. (Laughter.)
To our virtues very kind
And to our faults a little blind.
"We are all more or less, generally
more, bis handiwork; and it does not be
come the creature to injure the business
of his creator. Without his ingenioiih
generous and enthusiastic labors most o)
us would never have been here; and when
lie tires of us we will retire to private life,
amid rural fcenos propitious for secret
meditation and silent prayer. (Laughter.)
Working night and day during the cam
paign, often without money and without
price, when the election is over and the
victory i9 won and the loaves and fishes
now vulgarly called pie, are to be distri
buted, by some strange lapse of the hu
man memory, he is generally forgotten.
Gut he is as faithful to the people as the
needle to the pole.
Miss Jennie Haws will make her
future home in Williamsport.
Muncy Valley has all the appear
ance of spring, as the roads are
fee from mud and the robins and
meadow larks are heard chirping
in the early morning.
Jas. P. Miller is erecting a new
fence along the main thoroughfare.
J. P. is always looking out for
Hyman Herr left Tuesday morn
ing on a short business trip to
L. V. Burkholder made a busi
ness trip to Hughesville Tuesday.
W. L. HOFFMAN'S
MUNOY VALLEY STORE.
Specialties for our
THURSDAY, MARCH, 17, '9B.
Watch these store tidings
closely, which are money
saving opportunities of a most
Calicoes, 4c yard.
Ginghams, 4c yard
Table oil cloth, 12c yard
Good loose coffee, 10c lb.
Brooms, 10c each.
Clothes pins, lc per dot.
41b. prunes, 25c.
41b. rasins, 25c.
Good carpet, 26c yard.
Ask to see our driving shoes
sold for $2.20.
THURSDAY'S SPECIAL SALE.
I Wish to Arrest
and declaim to the people of Sulli
van county my willingness to serve
any who wish the services of an
ELLIS SWANK, Sheriff.
To Cure Cou«tlp*llon fonrar.
Take Cuuareta Candy Cathartic. 10c ortSo.
.1 C. C. C. fall to cure. druggists refund money
Everybody Says So.
Cas carets Candy Cathartic, the moat won
erful medical discovery of the age, pleas
ut and refreshing to the taste, act gently
nd positively on kidneys, liver and bowels
leatising the entire system, dispel colds
ure headache, fever, habitual constlpatiot
nd blliousnens. Please buy and try a boj
fC.C. C. to-day; 10,23, M) cent*. Hold am
guaranteed to cure by all druggists.
No other Medicine was ever given such
i test as Otto's Cure. Thousands of bot
:lea of this great Qerman remedy are be
ng distributed ehek of chakoe, to those
tfflicted with Consumption, Asthma,
'roup, severe Coughs, Pneumonia nnd all
Throat and Lung diseases,giving the ceo
pie proof that Otto's Cure will cure them
For sale only by T. J. Keeler, Laporte;
W.L. Hoffman,tiillsgrove; U.S. Lancaster
Forksville; C. B. Jennings, Estella; Jno.
W. Buck, Sonestown. Samples free.
I.arge bottles 50c and 25c.
Don't Tobacco Spit aud Siuuke l'onr I.ife imj.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be matt :
ietlc. full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To !
lac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak mei
•trong. All druggists, 60c or 11. Cure guaran
eed Booklet and sample free. Addros ,
Sterling Remedy Cot, Chicago or New York. j
Goto J. W. Buck, Sonestown, for!
übbera, blankets, carpets, clothing and
Iressgoods at December low prices. High
•st prices paid for butter and eggs.
T<» Cure Constipation Forever*
Take Ciscarets Cauuy Cathartic. 10c or 2Rc
112 C. C. C. fall locure. druK>n*m refund money
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■\ONDEN9ED REPORT of the oondltlon of tht
I . FIRST NATIONAL BANK of Dushore, Pa..
" At clow of business, Dec. 16.1897.
x>ans and Discounts J 112.125 6-
8. Bonds to Secure Circulation 12,500 a
remium on United States Bonds J.ooo 0« I
took Securities 16.250 0>
umiture 1,349 V.
me from Banks Approved reserve Agt 41.835
.edemption Fund U, 8. Treasurer 562 6<
specie and Legal Tender Notes 17,548 5b
'apltal 9 50,000 »
urplus 10,000 ut
ndivided Profits 2 j!SB Oi
Jue National Banks ®; 5 .
>ivldens Unpaid 54 01
deposits 123,934 b.
t 202,172 5.
State of Pennsylvania. County of Sullivan ss:
I, M. D. Swarts. Cashier of the above name<i
>ank. do solemnly swear that the above state
nent Is true to the best of my knowledge aud be
'' M. D. BWARTB, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28tli
lay of Feb. 1898.
JOHN H. CRONIN, Notary Public.
ALPHON9UB WALBH, )
JNO. D. KEEBER, V-Dlrectors.
F. B. POMEROY. J
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AND WAGON SHOP
Just opened at the Laporte
Custom work solicited. All work
O. W. BENNETT, Prop.
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Williamsport & North Branch R.R
In Effect Monday Sept. 0,1807.
pm.la. M. i a.m. pan
5 161 10 40 Halls 945 440
f520 11045 Pennsdale 941 f4Sf>
5 81! 10 58 Hughes ville - 932 424
540 11 07 Picture Rocks. 925 4 14
fS44 fll 11 Lyons Mills -... f922 f4OO
f5 47!f1l 14 Chamounl 920M 06
654 1121 Olen Mawr 914 400
f«O4 fll 30 Strawbrldge. <907 f3 47
f609 fll 86 Beech Olen f902 : f340
e 12! 11 40 Muncy Valley - 849 838
618 1146 Sonestown - - 862 3*2
6 34 12 01 Nordmont 8 371 16
6 54112 25 LaPorte 821 2 57
6 67! 12 28 LaPorte Tannery 819 264
f7IS f1245 Rlngdale fBO6 f2BS
7 271 100 Satterfleld 766 2 30
pm.lp. m. am. pn.
All trains dally exoept Sunday; "1 12" flag
connections with the Philadelphia k Reading
at Ualls, for all points north and soath, and the
Fall Brook ana Beech Creek railroads. At
SatWrfield for nil pints on tbe Lehigh Valley
railroad. At Bonestowa with the Sagles Mere
R. C. EAVENBON, Gen, Manacer.
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L R. Gumbk,
Dealer in and
Farm v CARRIAGES AND WAGONS.
and Your Patronage
Lumber ■oliciu-d on the ba-in of tow prices. Don't let this faot escape.
Wnirnno JJ' e are 8 e,, '"8 ri< * ®' our large stock of hand made wagons.
it We also deal in factory made pl&tfrom spriug wagons.
wff°galn Btreet Hj-A-IFOIEc TIE.
CAMPBELL The Merchant,
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 Glass Goods, Lowest Prices,
Every thine as Represented.
That is the secret of my success. I save'you uiouev aud at the
same time make some myself. ~
A. 1 ? 0W °l )enin ß U P my new line r 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.
—£=3 John W. Buck, IB
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. n ... , ,
r J Hv this means she will be ennbled to
save in the course ofa year enough money
to pay for a good many other household
Is well stocked with seasonable goods and we intend to
dispose of them in a hurry if low prices will carry them off.
All kinds of country produce handled.
JYW. zbttcir:, SONESTOWN PA.
800 Hen's, Boys' and Children's Suits,
200 Overcoats and Ulsters
600 Pair Trousers for Men, Boys and Children
Not sold before Jan. 1, '9B
together with cotton and woolen underwear, ovei
shirts, sweaters, hats, caps, trunks, valices gloves and
EVEJRY ARTICLE IS NEW,
not a weakness in them, nor a limp in the styleb. Not a piec<*
gathered for the occasion or marked up just to be marked dowu
They simply haven't moved as I'd like and now they must.
I have marked them at prices that will make you buy.
J. W. fast, 0 """ CtHMi, r