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Republican News Item.
CHAS. L. WING, Editor and Manager.
THURSDA.Y MAR. 24, 189S.
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REPUBLICAN NEWS ITEM,
Bepublican Primaries and Convention.
In pursuance to a call of the Co.
Chairman the Standing Committee
met at Laporte Pa. on February
28th and iixed the date for the pri
maries to be held in the several pre
cincts of Sullivan county on April
2nd at which time delegates to the
County Convention to be held at
Laporte on April sth will be elect
ed to represent their respective dis
tricts in said Convention. The
purpose of convention being to
elect our delegate to State Convent
ion and to name conferees for Sen
atoiral and Congressional Confer
ences and any other business that
may properly come before the Con
vention. Following is the rules of
the party governing the primaries
The primary elections shall be
held in each district, at the place
for holding general elections in
said district unless otherwise order
ed by the vigilance committee; the
vigilance committee may fix some
other place, and may name the
hours for holding the primary pro
viding said committee shall post at
leaßt six notices in suitable public
places of the time and place ol
holding said primary election, at
least five days before the date fixed
by the chairman for holding pri
In case any member or members
of the election board shall fail to
appear at the place advertised foi
holding elections within fifteen
minutes after the time set for hold
ing the election, the other membei
$r members of the board preseni
shall appoint a republican or re
publicans to fill the vacancy, who
shall take the oath as required b\
law. In case all Viembers of tin
board fail to appear within fifteen
minutes after the time advertised
for holding the election the repub
lican voters there present shall pro
ceed to elect two persons from
among their number to act as in
spectors and one to act as judge,
and they shall administer to each
the oath, and immediatly proceed
to hold the primare election.
Each election district in the
county shall be represented by ai
least two delegates; districts which
had Republican votes at the last
previous State election exceeding
forth, shall have three delegates,
and districts which had republican
votes at the last previous State
election exceeding eighty, shall
have four delegates; districts which
had republican votes at the last
previous State election exceeding
120 shall have five delegates and
one delegate for every additional
forty republican votes.
In case a district under any call
by the Chairman of the county
committee fails to elect a delegate
or delegates, that district shall not
be represented in the convention,
the convention shall not have the
power to fill such vacancy. But
in case a delegate duly elected is
unable to attend said convention
by reason of sickness or other un
avoidable circumstances he maj
appoint a republican residing in hit
election district to act as his sub
Yours and etc.
F. P. VINCENT, Chairman.
Miss Ona Ireland, a young lady liv
ing near Skillman, Ky., has a bird, tbe
History of which would grace the col
amns of our natural history. Miss Ona
oas a very large and beautiful flock of
turkeys, a part of which were hatched
>n the early summer months and
*trayed away from the house for quite
4 distance. In their rambles a young
partridge, presumably an orphan, fell
into the ranks of the little turkeys, and
Bndlng the company congenial, forsook
the field, stayed in the barnyard and
orchard, and never for a moment left
the turkeys, eating and roosting on the
limb of a tree with them. Now the
turkeys are grown, as also is the par
tridge, and it Is no unusual sight to
see the partridge creeping beneath the
3ook ot turkeys.
A TOOTH OF GOLD.
The Truthful Narration of a Dentist
Who Knew His Dntlneat.
The man in the chair of torture was
remonstrating with the doctor of den
"That's all right," said the dentist,
'but you are foolish not to let me
build that tooth up with gold for you."
"What's the use? It will cost me
forty dollars, you say, and I cannot af
ford to eat my flve-dollar-a-week
board with a forty-dollar tooth. It is
too much dead capital."
"Is it?" smiled the dentist. "Listen
to a story. About ten years ago I was
trying to make a living in the west in
partnership with a fellow who wasn't
any luckier than I was. We worked
around to the north, where the winters
are bad as they are in the Klondike,
and our funds kept getting low
er and lower until starvation sat
down to table with us. The weather
was getting colder, too, and the last
wagon train out was booked for the
following Sunday, then two days away.
It was our last chance, for to remain
there for the four months till the trail
was open meant death, sure. The
price togo with the train was twenty
five dollars each. Just what twenty
five dollars amounts to you will never
know until you need it as badly as we
"We hadn't a cent on earth and
nothing to put up to get one with. It
was indeed a cold day for both of us.
By Saturday noon we had given up all
hope of getting out, and had retired to
our shanty to drown our sorrows in a
quart of whisky we had discovered, no
matter how. As we sat gazing in stu
pid despair at each other with the full
bottle between us, my partner grinned
a ghastly grin and the gleam of tho
gold in his filled teeth caught my eye.
I concealed my feelings and quietly
asked him how many teeth he had fill
ed. He told me there were six, and
one of them was nearly a solid gold
tooth and had cost him fifty dollars.
In a minute I had communicated my
idea to him, and in another minute I
had my tools, for I had been studying
dentistry then, at work in his mouth,
digging away like a miner. It was a
rich field, and in half an hour 1 had
out every bit of gold in those teeth of
his and had beaten it up into a wad
that we took io the owner of a saloon
who knew what raw gold was worth.
He looked it over and offered sixty dol
lars for the wad.
"My partner kept his mouth shut j
and so did I, and when the train moved i
out with its wagons next day we had
our place in the front row and five
dollars apiece spending money. Six I
months later we struck luck and I fill- I
ed my partner's teeth and never I
charged him a cent."
"Goon with mine," said the man in j
the chair, "and charge me the same."
Beverly Bronze Turkey Dorsey of j
Hutchison precinct sauntered into the
Paris-Kentuckian-Citizen office a few
days ago, and while in a reminiscent
mood told this startling story: "Not
long ago I had a wire fence erected on
my place, and along In the night some
enterprising thief or thieves came
along and stole it, posts and all. I had
also cut down a large tree, and cut
two big gate posts from It. Fearing
these would be stolen also, I set a boy
with a rifle to guard them. One night
the boy sat on one of the logs and fell
asleep. The thieves returned, drove a
pin in the log, hitched a team of hors
es to it, and drew it out. leaving the
boy asleep on the bark which had for
merly Inclosed the log. When the lad
awoke it was to find himself perched
high in the air on the outside covering
of bark, and both my gate posts wero
gone. How's that for progressive bur
Attacked by n Gray Kngle.
While Peter Eggleston was cutting
railroad ties near Cascade, N. Y. ( he
found the deserted nest of a gray eagle.
While examining the uest and its con
tents he heard a loud noise, and sud
denly the old eagle had struck him In
the face with bill and claws, and tak
ing a circuit through the air, alighted
on a tree about 200 yards distant, but
in plain view of the nest.
Again the bird made an attack, aim
ing at Eggleston's head, but he avoid
ed her, and she struck him on the arm,
making a slight wound. She returned
to her post of observation, but soon
made a third attack, when Eggleston
struck her with a club and brought her
•■'o ground, where, after a severe
. he succeeded in killing her.
isured seven feet two Inches
• Present to the Little Girl.
corge B. Smith, of Russell
. Mo., is the proud owner of a
juaig of beads presented to her by
Abraham Lincoln. She was a school
girl at New-Salem, 111., at the time
Lincoln was running a store there, and
one day her teacher sent her to Lin
coln's well to get a bucket of water.
"Please, Mr. Lincoln, may I get a buck
et of water?" said she to the tall young
storekeeper. "Of course you may," re
sponded Lincoln. "I thank you evei
so much," said the little girl with a
courtesy. "You are the politest little
girl I ever saw," said Lincoln, with a
smile; "come into the store and I will
give you a present." And this is how
Mrs. Smith came Into possession of
her string of beads.
Tbe Town's Artistic Sense Revolted
Heretofore Kansas has patiently
borne every sort of Imposition possible
in an "Uncle Tom's Cabin" troupe, but
last week, when a little bow-legged
man set out to play the part of Tops?
at Eldorado, the people roae up in
armed revolt and ran the troupe out
$ Do you come to the close of |
$ the day thoroughly exhausted? ;
$ Does this continue day after I
| day, possibly week after week? !
I® Perhaps you are even too ex- ;
hausted to sleep. Then some- <
thing; is wrong;. All these !
things indicate that you are J
suffering from nervous ex- <
haustion. Your nerves need !
feeding and your blood en- j
Scott's Emulsion |
of Cod-liver Oil, with Hypo- !
$ phosphites of Lime and Soda, 1
j contains just the remedies to ]
$ meet these wants. The cod- <
$ liver oil gives the needed |
jjj strength, enriches the blood, j
ft feeds the nerves, and the hy- <
$ pophosphites give them tone !
and vigor. Be sure you get ]
« SCOTT'S Emulsion. j
® All druggists; 50c. and SI.OO. v J
SCOTT & BOWNE^Cl^mUt^N^Yori^J
The Drnimiier Kruin Xow York \nr
rntcn 11 Bit of Itoiumioc.
The drummer had just finished read
ing a story of a train hold-up and let
his newspaper fall into his lap.
"I had a rather romantic experience
once with train robbers," he said,
"which I think I won't ever forget. I
had been laid up sick for a week at a
tavern in a Kansas town and my at
tendant had been a very sweet and
gentle girl, who was a relative of the
landlord's. She was such a nice girl
that I was in no hurry to get well, and
while I was putting it off all I could
I was as industriously putting on the
chains of love. At the end of ten daj - 9
I was able to take up my sample case
again, and when 1 left the town my
gentle nurse was on the same train, in
my charge, bound for Kansas City,
where she was to be met by friends.
I had never talked love to her, and I
fancy she didn't suspect me of any
thing except a desire to flirt a little,
but I had made up my mind to talk
seriously to her before I let her friends
take her away from me.
"I fooled along, as most men do un
der the same circumstances, waiting
for a real good chance to come in, but
before I reached the proper condition
the train cante to a sudden stop in a
lonely place, and by the time we had
asked what the trouble was a half
masked train robber stood in the aisle
of the car with a revolver covering the
contents. The girl turned as white as
a sheet and 1 thought she would faint,
but I told her she wouldn't be hurt,
and she sat there staring as if she had
turned to stone. As it happened,
I kept my wits, and when a shot and a
shout rose on the air outside and at
tracted the robber's attention for a mo
ment, I whipped my revolver out of
my overcoat pocket anil would have
got him sure, but as I brought the
gun around the girl at my side caught
my arm and stopped me. I looked at
her In amazement.
" 'Don't,' she gasped, 'it's my fath
er,' and then she fell in a faint, while
the robber hurried out in response to
the calls from his partner.
"As for me," concluded the drummer,
"I thought probably It would be Just as
well for me not to add to the poor girl's
troubles by trying to get Into her fam
A traveler, wtoo nad occasion to
make an encampment on a ledge of
rock in an unbroken forest asserts that
he witnessed the beginning of one of
the most destructive forest flre3 that
ever occurred in that region. A dead
tree of enormous size blew over and
lodged against another tree, which it
bent almost in the form of a bow. The
fierce wind swayed the top of the bent
tree which supported the trunk of Its
fallen neighbor. It so chanced that
sphere was a space of several feet where
the fallen tree was smooth and rested
on the other. The force of the wind
In sweeping the bent tree back and
forth soon ground the bark from the
trunk of the tree. The friction caused
by this grinding developed a high de
gree of heat, and the tourist, to his as
tonishment, saw the wood of the dead
tree burst into a flame. The top was
soon consumed and fell, scattering
burning embers upon the dry leaves
for some distance around. These
fanned to a flame by the wind, soon
created a fierce fire that swept over
miles of valuable timber. Much blame
has been attached to campers and ma
licious persons who have, it is alleged,
started fires either through careless
ness or for a desire for wanton mis
chief. Owners of large tracts of land
would do well to keep close watch of
their forests during and after heavy
wind storms which are not accompa
nied by a heavy rain. A little precau
tion might save thousands of acres of
"For Colds and
cur regular standard medicine is
J. HEYWOOD, A.M.,
Professor of Mathematics, Otterbein Uni
versity, Westerville, 0.
HALF-SIZE BOTTLES, 50c.
A Horrible Railroad Accident
i* a daily clironiclo in our |>:i| or*: h'm> '
tin* death nC><>me dear tiieiid. ulio li.nl
dii-.l witli <.*>•ii^-uiiiption, wheron*, if he or
she hail tiikeu Otto's Cure for Throat ami
Lung dweapes in time, life would have
| been rendered hii|>|>ier ami jj« llmjsaved.
I Heed the warning ! It'you have a coujrl
or nnv aflectkin of the Throat and I.niijfH
Call i'ti I' ■' Keeler.Lajxirte: \V. 1.
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Forks* ille; U Jennings, Ajii. lv«tolla; i
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tria y paokaire tree. I.arire si '<■ ;">oc and I
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Catarrh Inhaler Free.
Only one persuii in fifty eureii by old mi tliodh
of trout iiiK Catarrh now every where condemn
lit. The new Scientific Cartnrrh Inhalei
nf Dr. Worst's nuiikil tree toult leaders of the
NKWS ITEM. !> the latest and in*st ii|i to-ilaU
method for curing Catarrh, Colds, Bronehitis,
Sore Throat. Headache etc.
I w ill for a short time mail any reader the new
Inhaler with medicine for one year on three dayr
:rial free. If it gives siitlnfaction. si nd me $1.(10
return it. Send for it now. Address
A. C. JENKINS. Laporte, Pa.
iiu-iu*«ac lor JKitfty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak
nen strong, biooii pure. 50C.J1 All druKuista
livery corner of the store is
bright, with the newest^ things
for Women's wear'and Men't
wear and Children's wear.
vVe are glad to have you come it
and see the new life of the old
store and look at ifs excellent
line of goods.
for Men, Women and
in conjunction witt
the inviting varities, all
prices will be found more
than ordinarily small. * |
3 rocery Department
A new and fresh sup
ply of Groceries. have
have just arrived.
I am now putting up
that will not rust.
Send me your order or
write for prices.
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culation of any eclentlßo journal. Tenne. N a
year: four montba. it. Sold by all newedealerj.
Three Big Stores-- MUNCY VALLEY,
OUR NEW LINE OF GOODS
are first in quality, first in style, and first from a genuine saving
point of view, because they're lower in price than you can find
It you are looking for the bargains of the year go at
once to any of the above named stores where former
\ dlues and prices are practically lost sight of in our
determined efforts to dispose of the largest and best
line of DRY GOODS and NOTIONS ever brought to
Extraordinary line of
The lady who wishes the latest styles combined
with high grade and half the old price should call and
select from the complete line of sizes.
|j JENNINGS BROS.
We keep in stock at our mills a
complete line of dressed lumber
in hemlock and hardwood.
Gang Sawed and Trimmed Lumber.
Hemlock Novelty or German Siding,
Hemlock Ceiling 7-8 or 3-8 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.
Buy Good Goods!
And you will be surprised
how cheap they are in the end.
We have just unpacked such a stock o' coats and capes to which we are pleaded
to cull vour special attention. We do not pretend to handle the cheapest
coats in the market, but »edo6ay we have the BEST and neatest fitting
"arments made. Our coats and capes are made to order, and in the latest
*tvle* with prices to suit everybody.
IN DRESS GOODS WE WERE NEVER BETTER
PREPARED TO PLEASE YOU THAN AT THE
PRESENT, AS WE HAVE THE LARGEST AS
SORTMENT IN THAT LINE EVER DISPLAY
ED IN THE COUNTY.
Ladies and Misses, Bovs and Men, you need not go hall frozen this winter for we
have plenty of underwear for you all, both in cotton or wool, ted or gray and
the pr ces are very low, so low that when you see the goods you will ba aston
:«hed that we are able to give you such bargains.
One word in regard to foot wear:
Our shoe department wir lever more complete and if you will'lavor us with
your attention for a few nutes when in town we will convince you that we
have the must caretudyi) lected line ot fine and heavy bo«>ts and shoes ever
brought before the public. On crockery we have just received some very
pretty designs in Decorated Dinner Sets to which we invite your attention.
The buying ol country produce has alwavH been a i-pecial feature of ou<
Businesn, and wo ftill continue in paying the highest each pi ices lor Butter \
Egg? and Wool. \
E. G. Sylvara, DUSHQRE, PA. \
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