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Republican News Item.
Published Every Friday.
Ch&s. P. BillamboE, AnrpntQ
D. H. Lorah, ttgCl US.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF DUSHORE, PENN A.
CAPITAL - - $50,000.
SURPLUS - - SIO,OOO.
poea a General Banking Business,
R. B. POMEROY. M. D. SWARTS.
President. ' Cashier.
F. W. GALLAGHER, Prop.
Warm meals and lunches at oil hours.
Oysters and game in season.
Bar supplied with choicest liquors, wine and
cigars. (food stable room provided.
LAPORTE LIVERY AND
Connected with the Commercial
Hotel. First-class Horses and
OHAS. COLEMAN, Prop.
MUNCY VALLEY HOUSE.
O. W. MYERS. PROPRIETOR.
A hotel of established reputation.
Strictly first class in all of its appointments.
Bar well supplied with the best of liquors.
THOS. E. KENNEDY, Prop.
This largi and well appointed house if j
the m"Bt po| ular hogleliy intliia section
' SHUNK, PA.
W. E. PORTER, Prop'r.
D. KEEFE, Proprietor.
One of the largest and best equipped
hotels in this section of the st.ite.
Table oi tiie best. K»tes 1.00 dollar per day.
Large it liles.
T.J. & F. H. INGHAM,
Legal business attended to
in this and aiijoiuing counties
LAPORTE, p A
£ J. MULLEN,
Office in Court House Building.
\YM P. SHOEMAKER,
Office in County Building.
Collections, conveyancing; the settlement of
estates and other legal business will receive
R ADLE Y,
OFFICB 111 COUNTY BUILDING
NKAKCOIUT 110 USE.
Monday of each week at Forksville.
EUery P. Ingham. Harvey K. Newitt.
|NGHAM & NEWITT,
OFFICES 714-17 FRANKLIN BUILDING.
133 So. 12th Street Philadelphia,
Having retired from the office of United States
Attorney and Assistant United States Attorney,
will continue the general practice of law in the
United States courts, and all the courts of the
City and County of Philadelphia,
HENRY T. DOWNS,
OFFICB IN PUBLIC BUILDING
COURT HOUBK SQUAKK.
J > H:\CRONIN,
V NOTAHY PUBLIC.
OAFIC»'-B MAIN RTRBKT.
ATTOI '"I» W,
Office i uilding.
AND WAt * SHOP
J uat opened at the L, te
Custom work solicitf All work
O. W. BEN> Prop.
5 From the Keystone. <J
> STOP YER KICKIN'. P
Stop ver kickin' 'bout the times— Stop yer l<ickin\git a hold \
Git a hustle on you; Of the wheel and turn it.
\ Skirmish 'round and grab the dimes You kin never handle gold
X Et'the dollars shun you. 'Less you try to earn it.
£ (,'roakirr never bought a dress, Brush the cobwebs from your eyes r
flrowlin' isn't in it. Stop your blatn'd repinin' M
112 Fix your peepers on success, An' you'll notice that yer skies
C Then go into win it. Ailuu'll be shinin' j
112 Times is gittin' good agin— If you hain't the nerve to trv J
Try 10 help them all you kin. Sneak away somewhere and die.
1 Don't sit 'round with hangin' lip ; '■)(.%%% J
S That is sure to floor you
Trv to git a better grip YES, STOP YER KICKIN'. THIS J
Oil the work before you; EVERLASTING KICKIN' HAS COT TO 112
% Put some ginger in yer words BE AN INTOLERABLE NUISANCE. \
\ Wlien you greet a neighbor; GO TO THE OLD RELIABLE !
112 Throw your troubles to the birds, JEWELRY STORE FOR WHAT 112
Git right down to labor, YOU NEED AND BE HAPPY,
112 An'you'll notice ev'ry day J
Things is coniin' right your way. £
112 RETTENBURY, <>
R DUSHORE, PA. THE JEWELER, P
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♦ ♦ ♦ The Cheapest Place m
the County to Buy
... , $25 Wheels S4O Wheels
High ' b -> <
Large tubing, fv Large tubing,
rade ftp Flush Joints, J Flush joints,
Fully Wood rims, I Reversible
- , f|gf Single tube tire, . [ Handlebars,
Guar- ' 2 piece crank hang-
Detatchable sprocket F
anteed ers ' unt sa dd' e >
Single tube tire, etc.
BICYCLE REPAIRING and SUNDRIES.
Handlebars, Saddles, Lamps, Bells, Locks, Brakes, Peddles, Crauks, Spokes, Rims, Tires,
both single and double tube, a full line of Bicycle Supplies.
New and Complete Assortment of all Staple
Goods in the Hardware Line ......
such as Barbed Wire, Nails, Poultry Netting. Milk Pans, and Pails, Garden Toolp, Paints
and heavy and shelf Hardware. All kinds of Tin Work and Spouting done by competent
workmen. Write for prices or give U9 a call whenever In need of Hardware.
n. A. Rogers & Son.,
In Order to Make Room for Our
Immense LiDe of
That will soon arrive
WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE A
to make room for the
large line of new goods
For Spring 'Trade
Highest Price Paid for Butter and Eggs.
"ETERNAL VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE OF LIBERTY."
LAPORTE, PENNA., THURSDAY, APRIL, 28, 1898.
Conflagration at Bernioe.
Special to NEWS ITEM.
Bernice, April 27. —The Culm Screen
Brakerat this place was totally destroyed
by fire this morning at 3 o'clock when
first discovered. The angry flames defied
interference and all attempts to save the
structure availed nothing. The loss is
most severely felt as over fifteen men will
be thrown out of employment by its de
struction. The damage will aggregate
$20,000 and is understood to be without
insurance. The origin of the fire is un
known. There are doubts entertained as
to whether it will be rebuilt very soon.
Mr. Thomas Lynch left Friday noon
for Ithaca, N. Y. where he intends to re
main for the future.
Mrs. Solo mil Burns visited friends at
Lopez on Monday.
Mrs. M. Donovan visited friends in
Towanda last week.
A number of our boys attended the
dance at Marshal Is last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J.S.Taylor visited friends
in Towanda Wednesday of last week.
11. C. Hibbard and son Henry attended
the funeral of Mr. Hibbard's brother at
Montrose Tuesday of last week.
Mrs. Thomas Kelliher visited friends
at Towanda Tuesday.
The Bernice Comedy Co. under the
auspices of the Bernice Cornet Band gave
their concert Tuesday evening of last
week in the I. O. O. F. hall to a fair sized
audience. The piece entitled," The Man
ager's Trials," was well rendered. Prol.
J as. Rutherford was the 6tar. The song
and dance, "My Pretty Pearl,'' and the
love song, "Will You Darling Wait for
Me" by Master Thomas Johnson was
well sung and acted. The trio, "Will
You Not Come Back Again"' by Messers,
Rutherford, Kinsley and Cook was very
If you want to know the short cut to
Sattcrfield just ask Sally,
Michael Gilligan of Lopez, visited his
brother James F., on Sunday.
A number of the boys from here attend
ed the dance at Satterfield Thursday
evening. We understand some of them
had the color of their eyes changed.
That's right boys, practice on one another
for Uncle Sam will want fighters after a
The Comedy Company with the band
played at Lopez Friday evening.
Miss May Watson visited friends at
Towanda last week.
Rev. J. C. Campbell and Hon. J. S.
Line attended the Presbytery at Scranton
a few days last week.
Mrs. S. C. Campbell is visiting friends
at Wilkesbarre this week.
A. L. Wilmot was in Shrewsbury last
week viewing the location of a new bridge
in that township.
We notice that some of our potriotic
citizens who have been howling for war
with Spain are now busy examining their
patrioiic bodies to find some deformity to
exempt them from service. The stars
and stripes were not raised and held up
by calamity howlers and we can thank
God that our patrioiic citizens are men
who do more fighting than talking and
who are the first to extend a helping hand
to a vanquished foe, such are the men
who placed the stars and stripes above our
country, and who will keep them there to
the end of time. An old saying is; our
enemy looks small at a distance. It is too
true, but we think some of our war fana
tics have had their sight magnified. We
expect the doctors will do a rushing busi
ness for the next few weeks, writing disa
bility certificates for the war howlers.
God hates a coward but what must he
think of a man who is too big a coward
to help his country in time of trouble, yet
by his voice is always trying to stir 'up
internal and external strife.
Mrs. John McDonald visited friends at
Towanda last week.
Mr. Jas. Gilligan and Mrs. Patrick
Murphy and Miss Amy Kelley visited
friends at Overton Suuday.
Some of our boys had a scrap at Mil*
dred Friday evening. Such is life in time
The small boy and the angle worm are
the best of friends now.
Those who cannot support their country
when called upon at this crisis should
remove at once to some foreign country
or some climate congenial to the breeding
of copper-headed snakes.
Wm. Jennings Bryan ought to enlist in
the cavalry as a buglar, he surely has the
The Gazette scribe stated last week that
we was having trouble with the ball bear
ings in our knowledge box. He also said
we might have some for sale. We did
have but he has bought them all and
closed a contract with us to fix his know
ledge box. Hereafter it will run on ball
bearings so it will not make so much noise
when in use. He will have the repairs
done as soon as he returns home. He is
now visiting at M. Gilligans of Main St.
PROMPT AND EMPHATIC RESPONSES.
! The Old Keystone State Leads the War
Washington, April 20.—At the close
of office hours to-day Adjt. Gen. Corbin
bad received dispatcher from the gover
nors of nearly every State ami Territory,
in response to Secretary Alger's call for
information as to the troops the States
and Territories would be expected to
furnish. The tenor of the Secretary's
report shows there is no mistaking the
patriotism of the people of the country in
the present emergency. On every hand
there was expressed a willingness to come
to the aid of the government far in excess
of the demand.
THE DECLARATION OF WAR.
Washington, April 25^—Following is
the bill declaring war against Spain:
A bill declaring that war exists be
tween the United States of America and
the Kingdom of Spain.
Be it enacted, etc.
First, That war be and the same is
hereby declared to exist, und that war
has existed 6ince 21st dav of April, A. D.
1898, including said day between the
United States of America and the King
dom of Spain.
Second, That the President of the
United States be, and he hereby is direct
ed and empowered to use the entire land
and naval forces of the United States, and
to call into the actual service of the Unit
ed States the militia of the several States
to such extent as may be necessary to
carry this act into effect.
THE 810 PHIZES CAPTURICD.
Hear Admiral Sampson has closed the
ports of Cardenas, Muriel and Matanzas
in addition to Havana. His war ships
have captured two new prizes; the Miquel
Joner, a merchantman, worth 5400.000
and the Spanish transatlantic liner Cata
lina, worth $1,600,000. This makct six
prizes in all, the others being the Buena
Ventura, the Pedro, the Mathilde and a
fishing smack. Spanish Transatlantic
steamer Catalina, captured twelve miles
from Havana by the cruiser Detroit She
is 415 feet long, is 3501 tons an J (i worth
$1,500,000. The United States gunboat
Helena captured the Spanish steamship
Miguel Jovor early Saturday morning.
The Jover'a cargo is composed of cotton
and staves. The prize is estimated to
value 8400,000, her cargo alone being
worth 5150,000. The tatal value of the
prizes captured a mounts to over 2,000,000.
The report that Morro Castle fired on
the fleet came trom the fact that shots
were fired on a newspaper tug which lost
her Bearings at night and got too close to
land. Spain yesterday issued an official
decree recognizing the state of war and
announcing that she would fit out private
ers, but that she would give American
ships 30 days to get out ot her harbors.
In some parts ot Cuba the Spanish sold
iers have started to burn the towns. A
new lort is to be built at the entranse to
Chesapeake Bay for the further piotec«
tion ot Washington.
Sherman Resigns from the Cabinet.
Washington, April 25. —Secretory Sher
man resigned to-day as chief of the State
Department, to be succeeded by Assistant
Secretary Day, and the latter by John B.
Moore, of New York, an acknowledged
authority on international law.
Mr. Sherman hajided his resignation of
the premiership to the President early to
day. The reason for the resignation is
the condition of the secretary's health,
which is now impaired as the result of
years ot devotion to the public service and
the arduous labors of a lifetime added to
age, the venerable Secretary being now
within a few days of seventy-five years of
On top of the resignation of Secretary
Sherman came the resignation of Assist
ant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt to
take eflect at the President's convenience
after the commencement of active mili
The President has decided to appoint
Mr. Roosevelt to be a lieutenant-colonel
of United States Volunteers, to serve in a
regiment of cowboys and mounted rille
men, to be raised by Mr. Roosevelt, and
Dr. Wood starts West to-morrow to sup
erintend the recruiting, many offers hav
ing already come to Mr. Roosevelt from
individuals and organizations among the
So far the talk of a successor to Mr.
Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of the
Navy lias been mere speculation, and it
can be stated positively that up to this
time the President has not made a choice
of his successor.
Chas Emery Smith editor of the Phila
delphia Press was appointed Postmaster
General to fill the late vacancy in that
i-50 Per. Year.
BLOCKADE CONTINUES PERFECT.
| The Daring Porter Lands a Brave Crow
on Cuban Soil.
The peaceful blockade continues, and
deeds of heroism are being performed b.v
the American Navy. Here is one. The
torpedo boat Porter, which is as fleet as
an express train, has a dare-devil crew,
and an intrepid commander. Lieutenant
John C. Fremont is the commander's
name. He is a son of the famous "Path
finder," and a -chip of the old block."
Under the darkness of last night Lieuteu
ant Fremont with the Foxter made a land
ing on the north coast of Cuba with H
small force in search of information. Hi;
did not meet any Spanish troops, but was
ready to fight them if he had met tliem.
He had got the information, and reported
at length to Acting Vice-Admiral Samp
son on boart thellagship New York.
Captured by the Little Tender Mangrove.
Key West, Fla., April 26.—The. light
house tender Mangrove, the baby of the
navy, pulled proudly into Key West har
bor today with the richest prize of the war
thus far, a vessel four times her size trail
ing in her wake. The captive was the
Panama. Capt. Quovedo, a big trans
Atlantic liner and an auxiliary cruiser o'
the Spanish navy, which had been plying
of late between New York and Havana.
She had twenty-nine passengers including
three women, one Frenchman and one
Mexican, and a crew of seventy-two.
As the Panama carried two twelve
pounders, she could easily have annihilat
ed the Mangrove, and as the latter came
into the harbor with her prize she was
saluted with rousing elieers from every
The Mangrove under Lieut. Corn.
William 11. Everett, who came down
from the dydrographic office a few weeks
ago to take charge of her, was along the
Cuban coast shortly before 5 o'clock last
evening, about twenty miles north of
Havana, when she sighted the Panama.
The only other ship of the fleet in sight
was the battleship Indiana, three miles
(o the rear.
Summary of Developments.
The Newport arrived at Key West with
two schooners captured oil Havana.
Conditions in Washington arc rapidly
settling down to those of actual war.
All the nations of the world have as
sured the State Department that ihev
will preserve neutrality.
The President has laid down rules gov
erning the seizure of prizes. They will
result in the release ot the first ships cap
Hamburg-American Line officials an
nounce that steamships Fuerst Bismarck
and Columbia have been purchased by
the United States.
Unit-d States Consul Springer arrived
at New York Ironi Matanzas, Cuba. He
thinks it will take 00,000 men to subju
gnte the Spanish, and that Spain can
raise an army of 250.000 men on the is
The exchange of mails between this
country and Spain was stopped.
The response from the governors to the
call for troops has been genera! and in
excess of the demand.
Pennsylvania was the first State to re
Preparations are being made at Florida
[>orts to transport the first army ot inva
sion to Cuba.
The Cuban insurgents are reported to
have taken possession of the Moron-J ucaro
The first naval battle of the war is ex
pected to be fought in Philippine waters
before the end of the week.
The plan of the Spanish ileet appears
to be an attempted bombardment ot New
York, Boston. or some other imjioitunt
Capt. Gen. Blanco has informed the
Madrid government that he can defend
Cuba without assistance.
A ministerial organ at. Madrid says
that Cuba has enough provisions to staud
the blockade for eight months.
Great Britain has issued a loiuiftl proc
lamation of neutrality.
Spain has issued another appeal to the
powers intimating that it is the intention
of the United States to annex Cuba.
Ex-Premier Crispi of Italy is quoted as
saying that the result o£the war will be
the end of Spain.
The rabble of Madrid, incensed at the
escape of the steamer Paris, from the
clutches of the Spanish navy, are threat
ening a revolution.
The Shenandoah has been reported and
therefore was not captured by the Span
The regulars may be kept at Chicks
mauga all summer, and no movement
made on Cuba until autum.
Pennsylvania has over 10,000 National
Gaurgsman at Mt. Gretna in response to
the President's cull for troops*