Republican news item. (Laport, Pa.) 1896-19??, March 31, 1898, Image 1
Published Every Friday. Volume 2. Business Cards. SONISTOWN FLAGGING" <^_Company, Chas. F. Billamboa, Aorpnt s ; D. H. Lorah, 1 IS SONESTOWN P-A FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DUSHORE, PEN.VA. CAPITAL - - $60,000 SURPLUS - - SIO,OOO Doe* a General Banking Ruo'ines*. r. B. POMEROY. M. D. BWARTS. President. Cashier. GALLAGHER'S HOTEL AND RESTAURANT, LAPOBTE, PA. F. W. GALLAGHER, Prop. Warm meals and lunchet» at all hours, Oysters and gswie in season. Bar supplied with choicest liauors, wine and cigars. Good stable room provided. LAPORTE LIVERY AND BOARDING STABLES. Connected with the Commercial Hotel. First-class Horses and Carriages. Rates reasonable. CHAS. COLEMAN. Prop. MUNCY VALLEY HOUSE. FFIO®, PROPRIETORS A hotel uf esUiblishwl reputation. Strictly Bret cltuss in all of it* appointments. Bar well alipplied »ith the best of liquors. COMMERCIAL HOUSE. THOd. E. KENNEDY, Prop. LAPORTE PA. t his Inrg Hnd we 1 appointed houce 1 ti •in si pu Urtrhnsreny nt § s^ctioi HOTEL PORTER" Canton Street, " SHUNK, PA. W. E. PORTER, Prop'r. CARROLL HOUSE, .D. ii.EEi'E, Proprietor. DOS 110 KB, PA. On* of the largest ami best equipped hotel iu ttaif set tio > oltio st.rte. Taiils o li e bust. K.ies 1.00 tiollar per >iuy. Lurg • st hies. Professional Cards. T.J. & F. H. INGHAM, ATTOKHBTH-AT-LAW, i Legal liusiQcss atteinlud to I in litis and adjoining counties LA POME, p A £ J. MULLEN, Attomey-at-Law. LAPORTE, PA. Oflice in Court House Building. \YM P. SHOEMAKER, ~ Attorney-at- Law. Office in County Building. LAPORTE, PA. Collections, conveyancing; the settlement of estates and other legal business will receive prompt attention. ATTORNEY AT-I.AW, ornc* (H COUNTY lUILDIMO NKAH COIJKT HOUSE. LAPOKTE, PA t Monday of each week at Forksville. Eilery P. Ingham. Harvey K. Newitt. |NGHAM & NEWITT, ATTOKN «TS«AT«L A W, OFFICES 714-17 FRANKLIN BI'ILDINO. 133 So. 12th Street Philadelphia, lavln? retired from the ofßce of United States "orney and Assistant United States Attorney, utinue the general practice of law in the ' >tes courts, and all the courts of the *»ty of Philadelphia, ~ OWNS", <AT"LA wr ÜBLI C BUILDING W BQUARK. Republican News Item. J From the Keystone. ? i STOP YER KICKIN'. S £ Stop yer kickin' 'bout the times— Stop yer kickin', git a-bold Git a hustle on you ; Of the wheel and turn it.' 112 \ Skirmish'round and grab the dime* You kin never handle gold]; > Ef the dollars shun you. 'Less you try to earn it. £ ('roakin' never bought a dress, Brush the cobwebs from your eyee w Growlin'isn't in it. Stop your blain'd repinin' J 112 Fix your peepers on success, An' you'll notice that yer skies £ Tlien go into win it. Allus'll be shinin' r Times is gittin'good agin— If you hain't the nerve to try J V Try to help them all you kin. Sneak away somewhere and die. C > Don't sit 'round with hangin' lip ; >K)KiIC)K 3 S That is sure to floor you. £ Try to git a better grip YE9. 9TOP YER KICKIN'. THIS J On the work before you ; EVERLASTING KICKIN' HAS GOT TO 112 » Put some ginger in yer words BE AN INTOLERABLE NUISANCE. V C When you greet a neighbor; 00 TO THE OLD RELIABLE 1 r Throw vour troubles to the birds, JEWELRY STORE FOR WHAT 1 Git right down to labor, YOU NEED AND BE HAPPY, V j An'you'll notice ev'ry day )K)f.H;f. J Things is comiti' rightvourway. S \ BETTEN BURY, <J r DUSHORE. PA. THE JEWELER. J ■» Direct from Mill io Wearer, 1 * Vv'rtich Saves you 4 Bin ;V r/i* Cimm'sson House. Tht Wholesaler The Job'jet m:. itoro ,i E.ROSENttHIKiER&CO. *"»j£ loam St., NEW yOhK i i ) nnisom 19 c® .1Ur oR > ft. 0 Carscst Value tcer Offer.-1 1 —— - n . #•..in n<r~.« On account of the fji'.ur? «!<«••' f\Va till _ ® u ' , /Liiilil *>?■■•>» th largest Lommsbion House* hf»e. i ci-ir 1 I Kxyr— I V*Y BOYS ADONIo SUITS, sealing • Woolen .V, ill in I Charts. I Vitril IXTIU I'AIK OF riSTS. : bought last Spr ng the entire pre-Jucw n . • TUew Suits are puannUtd to bo tWir grav and black ln«h F»uzr«t (»»•<• I made* from imported Wool Chcv- pieces at a sacrifice Therefce \* it'eat*' tSxAAauti «c*»«-v, h ;:, b c o ; t s l o , ,: i, n n cl';; Made up duublt-Lre.asted, raw material price, >1075 ncvci TOE! ' ■ ■tRI 15i wuh Ral.or Collar—Collar fancy befoir in the history ol cl thing an.i 09 EttffisP4 IB embroidered lined with faut proDable never «Rain will you have si ' (2 0i #jl£| &Tn cf«n„ to«. «■ . oud W orkmanrhip the very best. money. Above pnee Is less than the 1 Ftir* i-.inu. i)tm r«r m to IS yean, wit butt new ta iff duty on ilie matetial. I hey are P«lt..r'*.ii*r Maution »t» blrthdaj. aod if larrtnr email. made up as per cut below. ' •«:_ n.i mmi mmwbim with rai*ed sea ma lined througho t with * J' IST THI K OF IT ! * ■ extra heavy voven pliid linings, pinked L A CIJSTOPJI M ADF TO Or?D£R facings all pockets framed an i well stayed i $14.0015133 F »' 56.98 S3HSH9SS; i Wh;t you ctn save by buying dlrc;t . . * b 1 e f '"im.hu'lih. (TVi. 1 . from the rruitiufjCtu er. «"J Q JS Thi# i' r. UJM n.erdlo be nwd. from All = s=» if.' «°» •;«««" ,« 112 RlvtaCSrS \\W t ; .ncy Lrown. <*rav I. ck or } ' " 4 i: ted with Itio r ed Farnu*r Satin! for a Sack Coat, giv- t l u.d a-vi li. diit'e b? tof f'iVJ l\ length wanted. Jj < C.j v. T;:i r n;a:»ner. \'ou cannot /| / \ also night and ~ ..'4 y. d:: it in your town for sl4 ocw J I \ weight. Ua"i£l 1 ■ - 2v * 34'°4i« / J * \ \ * 2C ■ • s '* ar 'P w 'i' 5 f' T!*.f ssrn? foods made for /-v , 'A 1 ; r i R S you samplrs, " Sm tj>«3. in I -ng P-:.ts. (jj) J J I cat.iJogue. .pe J fiF ' I .ircur.J the breast and I A charges anil v.oa'd I I 'I |v 1 1 *' I n. A.Rogers & son., PA. In Order to Make Room for Our Immense LiDe of CPRING QOODS^ 5 That will soon arrive WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE A KEEVGTIQX IN PRICES 1 make room for the ge line of new goods Spring Trade e Paid for Butter and Eggs. "ETERNAL VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE OF LIBERTY." LAPORTE, PENNA., THURSDAY, MARCH, 31, MH $12,000 WORTH BURNED AT IAPOWTE. The Burning of th» liaParta Kotd Hie Moat Disastrous Fire In tha.HlsUarof the Town. That fiery orb, the aun, from whick the legends say earth's fire was stolen,majrhap wad welljpleased when Baturday moning it came*lrom';.behind the eeurryinK cl*ad« and looking down'u|M>n this qniet Tillage devastation* iu mighty 4 sot) errible offspring had wroMght, shortly alter it had sank below the weriNrn horizon Pridav'night. The fire broke out in the upper* story of the.back wing near the nuun boiUing it about 8 o'clock when first diaao»md, und'is supposed to have originated from a lefec-tive flue of the dining room alove. When the alarm was sounded flames had already|eaten*their way through the roof, ind fed[by highly inflammable aubstanoee corisequented] the conflagration gaining headway with surprising rapidity, and was soon far beyond any] possibility ol heing checked. The flame* were st once 4iven their own way and the attention ol > he large crowd that had already gathered by the tinging of bells, was turned toward relei.ving the house of its valuables. The I'urniture was mostly saved and all the .stock of liquors and cegars. Excitement was intense and the heat severe as the tremendous sheets of flame wrnped about the large three story struc i uie and then leaped heavenward carry ing dense clouds of smoke and burning | Hinders, presenting a picture that was «x --ireemly brilliant. The confusion in the street increased as the fire grew more tierce as a slight current of air from the southjeaueed a perfect rain of fire upon the roofs ol'the two stores and Keeler's residence. The Odd Fellows Hall where is located the Ingham law offices and the NEWS ITEM, for a time seemed impossible to stand the hail of live sparks and burn ing fragments with which it was envelop ed. A hook and ladder gang kept s steady string of water pails going up to the top of the roof where the eaves were kept running like in a heavy shower. The fire, on the start, seemed to work principally on the back wing where it originated, and it was some time before the flames had enveloped the main part. By the time this was fully alighted the gravest apprehension was felt and it was evident to those who were trying to save the hotel property off'. W. Gallagher but forty feet away that they were face to face with a great disaster, for had the fire reached to that point the entire business center of town would have been swept. Every available team in the place was put into speedy service hauling water and willing hands braved the stifling heat and lined up along the entire side of the hotel like a regiment and kept a continuous flow of water against the building. So intense was the heat at this post of duty it was necessary for the workers to douce water upon each other to prevent their clothing from catching fire. The roof was covered with carpet and a steady flow of water upon it. For about twenty minutes the building was almost hid from view by the massive clouds of steam gene rating from the water poured upon it. The window panes were completely melt ed from the sash and the paint seoreked to a crisp. It was indeed a miracle that the buildine was saved from the devour ing flames and had efforts proved tutils in resisting the fire at this point it would have most likely cleaned the block on hnth sides and left our town in ruins. As it was, the fire occured at a most for tunate time for the town, as very seldom is there so little breeze at this high eleva tion as there was Friday night. Had it happened eight hours later when a high wind was blowing it is hard to apprehend what the tearlul dimensions of the Are would have been. The fire made a clean job of whatever it took hold of. Outbuildings, sidewslks, pump and fences went up in smoke; also the ice house, its contents which appar ently successfully defied distraction is all that remains although it was affected somewhat as the building and sawdust around it was consumed. There was hut one lile lost, that of Baylor, s faithful old dog, who was twice drsgged from behind the stove but persisted in returning after repeated efforts to be driven out. There was a terrifflc explosion when the fire was raging about the kitchen which proved to be the big wster bsck on the range. FIGURING UP TBI LOSS. The Hotel was owned by Hon Russel Karns and was occupied by Thos. W. Beahen. The honse was built in 1848 and purchased by Mr.Ksrns in 1880. The Hotel and barn wss insured in three companies smounting to $6,000. The furniture'was insured for $2,000. Mr. Beahen had no insurance on his goods but waa fortunate in aaring about all of his possessions. His greatest loss will be the cost oU license£he recently lifted. Mr. Karns does not state atuhoritively wheth er he will rebuild or sell the property. FIGHTERS HIGHLY LAUDED. Of course there are only words of praise heroic work of our fir brigade. It comes from all sides. We know of no more noble fight than the one msde Fri daylight. Laporte has the bravest lot of fire fighters in the Stste and the manner in which profession men, lawyers, doctors, elders]all visdjwith each other in com prising a company of efficient fire extin guishsrs deserve only words of praise tor Gallagher could not say enough thinga complimentary about th< fire fighters so concluded to open a free bar and for several hours liquor flowed as freely as the watar had from the root but a short tims previous. The town wat in a stir during the whole night. SPAIN NOW LIKELY TO YIELD. The United States Heard From. ZTegotie* Ition for the Maintenance of Peace Ate "Very Favorable for the President. J The developments of the day in the Cubsn situation indicste steady progress in the negotiations between the govern ment of this country and that of Spain looking to the maintenance of peace, for the preeent at least. There is good au thority for saying that Spain's preseni wish is to secure a cessation of hostilities in Cuba rather than to engage in a war with the United States, and that it is more probable that the negotiations bt • tween the government of the United Stales and the Sagasta Ministry will take that turn in the immediate future. The present Spanish Ministry has pro fessed a pacific disposition from the begin ning and the indications are strong now that it will avail itself of the good offices of the United Stales to the fullest extent that public opinion in Spain will allow in bringing to an end the hostilities in Cuba. The Court report that the Maine wa* blown up from the outside, but unable to fix responsibility. Borates Bohoes. The young ladies aid society donaten to the parsonage lund, the sum of $75.00 Those young ladies are certainly hustlers and a credit to the eommunity in which they reside. They have the sincere thanks of the psrsonage committee as well as of the people. We wish them success in their good work. They are an aid in whatever they undertake. Wed nesday evening they held a warm sugar party at the residence of John Walters which was but another one of their suc cessful undertakings. Whenever you attend one of their parties you are sure ol a good time and your moneys worth. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Moyer ot Dushore wss the geust of Mr. and Mrs. Dannial Hofia Snnday. Mr. and Mrs. J. S Taylor visited friends at Towanda Monday. Ws are often asked this question "Do you think there will be wsr." We de cline to answer simply becanse we do not know, but we do know ifSpain is responsi ble for the explosion of the Maine she must meet the demand thst Uncle Sam will ask of her. Spain will do well to remember that wears not divided as we were in 1861 and tbe people of to-day are all patriotic and will up hold the honor of the nation let it coat what it may, we are with them to stay. The beautiful emblem that waves over this uation has been held adove many dead heroes to allow Spain to place thereupon a stain. I think when I say we do not want war I sound the voice of many more. The birds havs bailt their nests in the csnnon mouths and the spiders have woven their webs there since Lees surrender at Ap pomatox. The old swords are red with rust but some of thsm are being ecoured up, the birds nests are being taken from the cannon mouths and the spider webs swept away yet we da not want war, but ws do saitedly and unceasingly insist up on all possibls reparation for the sinking ol the Maine, and above all for the 250 brave sailors thst was sent to (he dottom with her. Also for the honors due the flsg of a peaceful nation. Mrs. O. B. Winters and childrsn of Towanda visited her parents Hon. and Mrs. J. 8. Line last wssk. Ths editor of tbis sheet will please ac cept our t) ka for the beautiful report er'a eredei JL he sent us, it is a very neat oue. Ws cams in posession of four from different papers hat tks Nsws ITEM leads 1.50 Per. Year. Number 46. them 'all. For neat and attractive printing %o to the NEWS ITEM for it. Mrs. Joseph O'Neil was visiting friends and relatives in Franklin Dale lastjweek. Mr. John O'Neil who haw been visitiDg his son[Joseph for'some time returned to his home in Franklin Dale last week. Mr. Wm. Cook who ha 9 been quite sick is better at this date. Mrs. B. Babcock of Ringer'JHill 1 spent 'he latter part of last weekjwith her daugh tar Mrs. Wm. Kast. The ladies of the Evangelical church organized a'Ladies Aid Society Mondav evening and the following officers were elected. President, Mrs. C. Hurst; Secre tary, Mrs. C. Morter; Treasurer, Mrs. G. Wood. John Donovaa visited friends in Waver ly N. Y. Wednesday. Anoonglthe social events' of Stunners ville last week was a surprise party Moi lavaflernoon atJMrs. R. W. Hanley it being the forty-sixth anniversity of her birth, Numerous and handsome presents were the (gifts. On the same evening a large party of youug people gathered at Ihe residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Reed where a birth day party was'held in honor >f their daughter Roxey it being her 16th birth-day. A good time was participated in by the young people. W. H. Blight of Elmiria was in town looking after business Thurs and Friday. Born*to Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Finn Friday [March 25 th a daughter, mother and little one are doing well. Mr. Gordon Saxon visited friends ai Towanda Wednesday. Frank Sage visited his parents at Rum merfield Saturday and Sunday. Our streets are getting so filled up with ash piles that.it is almost impossible to drive through them. Some of the people will have to get step ladders to get out oi their gatesafter while. We hope Strang ■rs who see the streets do not judge the people accordingly. We should think there was room enough behind the houses to empty all ashes and for decency sake we should think people would not emptv them there. The Bazaar in the basement o( the St. Francis Church will be reopened Monday evening April 11th and continue two nights. An entertainment will be given each evening by the St. Francis Dramatic Association. On Monday evening they will give a farce entitled ''More blunders than one." You cannot afford to miss it. One of the most noted social events oi the week was a surprise party in Mildred at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Everett. Saturday evening 43 guests walked in upon the doctor and his wife and to say they were surprised would be too mild a word. The guests enjoyed themselves and a beautiful supper WHS served. We lack space to mention the names of the distinguished guests. When the party broke up three of the women discovered each a man short. The} at once formed themselves into u soarch ! ing party and alter a few minutes hunt found better-halls seated in a comfortable room enjoying their cigars and discussing whether there would be war or not. An soon an the women found them they at once decided there would be war. Moral, always remember the time your wife set* lor you to take her home. Vigilance Committee. Bernice.—ll. H. Hampeori, H. J. Keli er, Jas. Spence Jr. Cherry.—W. D. Bahr, Claytou liahr Robt. Schukey. Colley.—Royal Seouten, A. Barnes. Wm. Allen. —D. 11. Lorah. Thos. Sim none, L. M. King. Duehore.—Sam Cole, 11. N. Osier. Frank Buck. Elkland.—J. J. Tcevan, Elmer Bedford. L. G. Rosback. Forks.—J. Hottenetein, Sam Kilmer. A. T. Wilcox. Forksville.—E. I. Sturdevnnt, \V. E. Miller, J. R. Fleming. Fox.—A. E. Campbell. John Solisbun , R. S. Fanning. Hillsgrove.—Elwood Labar, (ieo. Chap man, C. W. Sadler. Jamison City.—Norman Scnvler, (ieo, Lilley. Laporte Boro.—F. 11. Ingham, Ed. Schrader, N. C. Maben. Laporte Twp.—A. E. Botsford. Wm, Low, J. C. Peunington. Lopez.—Otto Bahr, Warren Parish, Joseph Sepsch. Mt. Vernon. Geo. Lawrenceeon, War ren Edkin, J. J. Harding. Ricketfe.—J. W, Miller. Dirk Benin ger, M. Ireland. Ringdale.—M. C. Miller. Shrewsbury.—J. W. Aumiller, .V M, Bennett, Fred Ptale.