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Republican News Item. .
CHAS. LOREN WING, Editor.
THURSDAY AUG. 11, IS9B.
"FIRST OF ALL—THE NEW S."
The News Item Fights Fair.
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ItKl'U I'.LICAN Nls WS IT KM,
A writer in the New York Times
narrates an incident which shows that
Artemus Ward's unique and kindly hu
mor was not dependent upon adventi
tious circumstances, lie was to lecture
at a town in Central Pennsylvania. On
the morning of his lecture a llerce
snowstorm broke over that section
and raged so long and so furiously that
few people braved the tempest. When
Artemus Ward appeared on the plat
form he found an audience of three
men, each in the seat his coupon
called for; all three far in the rear of
Artemus kept his solemn face to its
solemnest, as he advanced to the foot
lights, and, beckoning to the men, said:
"Come up closer, gentlemen. I want
to speak to you."
He had to repeat the invitation be
fore his audience understood that he
meant what he said. When they had
taken seats together in the front row,
Artemus said: "There, now, that is
more sociable." Hp paused a moment,
and went on:
"Gentlemen, you are entitled to see
my show and hear my lecture, if you
are so disposed. But 1 understand that
beneath this hall there is an excellent
cafe, and I suggest that we spend the
evening there, you as my guests."
Though reluctant to forego the show
and lecture, as they saw Artemus had
no mind for them, the three agreed to
his proposition, the lights were turned
out, and the little party descended to
the cafe, where for hours they made
merry, and. whence they were reluct
ant to start for home.
If Artemus Ward was not at his best
then his best must have bei-n past all
telling; for the stories he told and the
way he told them made his audience
forget time and circumstances, and
completely banished any lingering re
gret for what they had not received
Liiriit-at liiill. Steitnirr.
The "largest tank steamer in the
world" belongs to the Standard Oil
Company, and was made at the Roach
shipyard, in Chester, Pa. The capacity
is 720,000 gallons of oil and the
cost $250,000. The dimensions are:
Length over all, 251 feet; beam, 40
feet; engines, 1,500 horse power; speed,
12 knots per hour. The ship was de
signed by John Hang of Philadelphia.
The tanks are arranged fore and aft,
with the machinery and men's quar
ters amidships. A longitudinal bulk
head divides the tank space in half,
and three watertight cross bulkheads,
forward and aft, make twelve main
tank divisions. To prevent the oil
from reaching the fires by leakage, two
wells are situated, one on either side
of the machinery space, and these are
filled with water. Each well can be
pumped out from the deck through a
small tank capping each well. Ex
tension tanks on deck, connected
with the main tanks, take up
any surplus oil shifted by the
rolling of the ship, and keep the main
tanks always full. Large vent hatches
cap each of the deck tanks and pro
vide a means for the escape of gas.
Four filling mains connect with the
deck tanks, and through these mains
oil will he pumped into the tanks at
the company's docks. Arrangements
are also made for carrying and burning
One of the most remarkable traits
in the Pasha's character, says an Eng
lish writer, was his mania for foreign
ers, an eagerness to welcome strangers
of every degree, to listen to them, re
ward and help them if possible, and
above all to persuade them to believe
in his schemes of reform. In his opin
ion, the fellah was a serf, a beast of
burden; the Turk a hopeless barbarian,
lit only to be his sergeant, or tax col
lector; but a third element remained,
by the cultivation of which he might
create an instrument of profit, a bul
wark of defense, and even a final ref
uge from his enemies. In no respect
did he prove himself more conspicu
ously to be a born leader of men than
in his consummate handling of Euro
peans with whom he had to deal.
He was only an ignorant Major of
llashl-Bazouks, knowing little of our
civilization, yet by liis genius for ex
ploiting the wants and ambitions, the
vices and failings of Europeans in
general, by making himself indispensa
ble to all of them in turn, he gained
their loyalty and enthusiasm just as
if he had been one of an old and long
established dynasty of Christian Kings
in Alexandria. The fact remains to
his credit that, as a whole, the Inter
ested European colony of Egypt glor
ied iu the strength of Mohammed All,
feared him and lamented his fall, at the
hands of I'almerston as the ruin of
their own fortunes.
The Remarkable Career of Big
Bill Mason Arrested in
MANY TIMES A MURDERER
Accused of Killing the- Philadelphia
Librarian and Scores of Other
I>arln£ Capture by New York Detective* In
n Street Battle—Has Often Jlcen Impris
oned and Has Also Kaeuped from Jail—
shol Judge lllodgett of Schenectady Clilel
Counsel of the General Klectrlc Company,
So It 1 a Said.
Former President Chester A. Ar
thur's house, No. 123 Lexington ave
nue. was robbed in 1885. A boy, in
the uniform of u district messenger,
called with a message. While 1 lie ser
vant went with the note for its an
swer. the I toy seized a piece of sil\er
off the liat rack-it was a card case or
something of that kiud-wltbdrewfrom
the house, shut the door softly and
took to his lieels. The girl returned
i>nd found the ornament and boy had
The echo of that robbery came with
the arrest of "l?ig Rill' Mason and his
gang. His lieutenant, captured with
him. was Frank Spencer, alias "Red"
Spencer, the thief who robbed former
President Arthur's house.
Captain McClusky. chief of the De
tective liurcau at Police Headquar
ters, performed a public service of
great value, when his detectives, at the
risk of their lives, snapped the hand
cuffs on those four men. According to
the record tliey are murderers, thieves
and dynamiters. A more dangerous
quartet of assassins and safe burglars
never infested a great city.
The records of these men are on file
at police headquarters.
William Mason, alias "Wright,"
"Lynch" and "Rig Rill," safe and sec
ond story burglar, aged forty-nine, a
native of ilie I'nited States; carriage
maker by profession; married; refused
to give his residence. This chief of
the gang is a tall, slim man, a six
footer. with dark hair and tlorid com
plexion. lie is very muscular, afraid
of nothing, a despera-te. powerful out
law. His number in 1 lie Rertillon gal
lery is 1,638. There they have the
length of bis fingers and the measure
ments of every part of ids body, with
all the details mercilessly enumerat
With the exception of "Rig Rill" Ma
son, iliey began their careers as toughs
of the slums.
Mason was arrested with "Mike"
O'Connor and Frank Ritchie at. Pitts
field. Mass., for robbing a safe in a
jewelry store in November, 1887. He
"HIC, MM." MA SOX.
escaped December 9. in that same
year. O'Connor and Ritchie were
convicted at Springfield for their
share in the robbery, and given a
seventeen years' sentence in tlia State
Prison at Charleston, Mass.
After escaping from Pitts field jail.
Mason appeared at Tarrytown, there
meeting .Tack Moore, an old pal. On
December 18. only nine days after his
escape, he and Moore broke into the
house of Vice President Rnulley. of
the Tarrytown Savings Bank.
They carried off a bag of solid silver,
took an early morning train and reach
ed Yonkers about daylight, went into
a little all night restaurant, and were
drinking coffee, when the local police,
who had become suspicious, arrested
In the railroad depot the bag was
opened and the silver found. The offi
cers took the prisoners by the first
train to New York for identification.
Headquarters detectives instantly rec
ognized them as the noiorimis ex-con
victs. The big. slim six footer was
William Mason, and the sliwrt, sandy
haired chap was Jack Moore.
The Yonkers Hawkshaws opened
their mouths wide at this, but thev
were congratulated on their longliead
edness in mailing the arrest. They
had covered themselves thick', with
glory and were praised. The prison
ers were taken to Yonkers, trh*d, con
victed. and on January 11, 18U8, sen
tenced to fourteen years in Sing" Sin*.
Moore was [Kirdoned August 7, 1895.
"Rig Rill" Mirson. for good behavior,
it was always declared, got his "tluv"
reduced live years and two months.
He was ro-xt heard of at Terre
Ilis photograph was isent. to tine New
York police by tine Terre Haaite chief.
Mason, with ".ftick" Fryc, another
New York thief and murderer, and
"Redd.v the Oloucestter," robbed the
house of Oeorge A. Schall. at No. 432
North Sixth street, Herrc Haute.
On receiving their pedigrees frofn
New York the authorities • put .them
through the courts rlt lightning speed.
The three men were convicted and
jent to the, penitentiary nt A^iclitltfaii
CONDENSED UKI'OUT of the condition of the
FIRST NATIONAL HANK of Diuthore, Fa..
At clot*©<>f hUHincss, July 11, Is«is.
Loans nnd Di>rounts $ I2s,.st»i <;«.♦
V. S. Bonds to Secure CircuUnion UO
Premium on t*IIIICMI Suites lloiul- I.OOout)
Stock Securities 1;*».:*«) «*>
Due from Hank- Approved ivseive Atft ;W.Msi;o7
lte<lem|>tfnu Fund I . s. Tre-uMirer .'>o'2 50
Sficcic uud Temler Notes l'2,9:iU it*.
3 205,889 49
Capital $ .">O,OOO GO
Surplus 10.000 00
Undivided l>»tits 'J 207 00
Due National Hanks I,«»7r» *KJ
Circulation HU»'.W) 00
Dividens I nimid '207 00
Deposits 1.12,844 05
$ 205,889 49
state of Pennsylvania, < omitv of Sullivan ss:
I, M. D. Swarts. Cashier of the alwive named
hank, do solemnly swear that the almve state
ment is true to the best of my knowledge and be
M. I). SWARTS, Cashier.
SuhscriU'd and sworn to before mcthis 25th
dav of J ill v 1898.
JOHN 11. CUONIN, Notary Public.
ALPHONSrs WALSH. |
J NO. D. RKEBKR, Directors
F. Ji. POMEKOY. j
/Mate of Jfart/ Me( W/•///, fate of E(ls
land township, deceased.
Letters of Administration having hocn
granted to ilic Aihninistra
; tor in the estate of Mary Mc( 'art v late ol
Elkland township- deceased, notice is
! hereby given thai all persons indebted to
said estate are requested to make ini med
iate payment, and ?UI persons having
claims against it must present ihem duly
authenticated for settlement.
DOWNS. Attv. JOSEPH PAUDoK, I v,i, m . R
THOS. Met'ARTY ) Amms -
$2700.00 wor of
Shoes, Pants, Ladies' Skirts,
Capes, Corsets, and Shirt
waists and everything in
Men's Furnishing Goods.
Will clone out the entire slock at near
ly 50c on thejdollar. This "ill In- I lie
greatest sale Laporte ever heard of. Kvery
Ixxly should lake advantage ol the liar
gains I will oiler. We will surely gi*e
you prices that you will surely be astonish
etl. It will pay you lo liny not only for
present liiil lor (illlire use. I will lie glad
to give the Lowest Price lo every body.
It will lie a special favor tliat every body
should conic and examine my stock even
if you don't expect to buy.
Highest price paid lordinseng.
Below I. O. O. F. Hall.
Educato Vour Bowel! With Caacaretk
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forevor.
10c, Sic. It C. C. C. tail, druggists refund money.
Goto .1. W. Buck, iSoneotown, for
rulihers, hlankets, carpels, clothing and
dressgoods at December low prices. High
est prices paid for butter and eggs.
Kxt't'llt'iit wlu'iit Hour from .SI. 10
to #1.2.'. at A. T. Armstrong, Sonrs
Farm for Halo
The undersigned —on account ol tail
ing health will sell Ins valuacle farm
situated on Muncy Creek about nine
miles north of Hughesville, I'a. part of
the purchase money can remain in prop
JACOII BUCKS, Strawbridge, Lycoming Co.
Notice ol' Dissolution.
The partnership heretofore existing lieUveen
M. K.Keeiler und K. K. Ives. doing business under
the lirm name of Keeder Ives, has bceiMlissolv
cil this 1 llh day of July, by mutual consent, Al|
debts of said firm to br presented to M. K. Keedcr
for payment, and all [nuiies owing said lirm to
make payment to same.
M. K. KKEUEU.
K. K. IV h>t.
Seethe cash bargains.!. W. Buck is
ollering this week.
Inspect Bucks shoe slock before pur
JUJCKNKLL I'N IVKHNITY, .Unix
llowAitn IIAIIKIS, President. College,
leading to degrees in Art, Philosophy and
Science. Academy, a preparatory school
for youngjinen and boys. Institute, a re
lined boarding school lor young ladies.
School of Music, with graduating courses.
Kor catalogue, address the Register,
W. C.JOBKT'/.INOEU, Lewisburg, l'a.
FOR BALB. .
r, oiler the following properties: 70
acres, hemlock timber, near Kingdale;
y;;; acres, virgin timber, Klk Run, North
Mountain, close to railroad; 32fi acres,
coal lands, at Bernice, adjoining present
workings; S lots (one entire section) at
Kagles Mere, each" lot 7"> feet trout on
Pennsylvania Ave., with "Bradford
privileges and title; 1 lot I■' 11. Iront on
LaPorte Ave.; several choice lots in La-
Porte lkiro.: also several warranto ot
stripped lands in LaPorte, ('olley and
Fox townships suitable for farming or
If. T. DOWNS, Atty at Law.
Everybody Sny» So.
Ctuvcarets Candy Cathartic, the most won
derful Medical discovery of the apo. pleaiJ
nut and refreshing to the taste, act gontly
and positively on kidneys, liver and bowels,
(cleansing tlio entire system, dispel colds,
cure headache, fever, habitual constipation
and biliousness. Pleaso buy and try a box
«112 C. C. C. to-day; 10, 25. 50 cents. Bold and
guaranteed to cure by all druggists.
"Running sores appeared on my
leg and spread over the entire
lower portion of the limb. 1 got
no help from medicine till 1 tried
yours. I was cured by one bottle ot
ISAAC ACKKR, Cowans. Va.
A Horrible Huilrotul Accident
is u daily chronicle in our papers; also
the death of some dear triend, who had
died with Consumption, whereas, it' lie or
she had taken Otto's Cure (or Throat and
Lung diseases in time, lite would have
heen rendered happier and perhaps saved.
Heed the warning ! If von haven cough
or any atlection of the 'l'hroat and Lungs
Call on T. .1. Keeler,Laporte; W. L
ITotfinau, Hillsgrove; l>. S Lancaster,
Forksville; C. B Jennings, Agt. Kstella;
.Fno. W. Muck, Sonestown, and get a
trialjpackage free. Large size 50c and li'ic.
C. A. Rogers
(Successor to 15. W. Fawcett.)
Bicycle repairing. Bicycle sundries.
Fishing tackle, at lowest possible
No other Medicine was ever given such
a test as < >ttoV Cure. Thousands of hot
ties of this great (iernian remedy are be
ing distributed KHKK OK rii.\l:t;K, to those
alllieted with Consumption, Asthma,
('roup, severe Coughs, Pneumonia and all
Throat and l.ung diseases,giving the peo
ple prool that Otto's Cure will cure them
For sale only by T. .1. Keeler, La porte;
W.L. 11 oflman, Hillsgrove; U.S. Lancaster
Forksville; B. .leroiings, Kstella; .Ino.
W. Buck. Sonestown. Samples free.
Large bottles ftOu and:2. r >o.
New lot of timothy and clover seeds and
onion sets at lohn \V. Bucks, Sonestown.
No-To- Hat J for Fl.'.y Cents.
Guaranteed tobiicco liahlt cure, makes weak !
men strung, bluoil pure. Duc.Jl. Alt drungiNts.
To Cure COIIHI l|>nUoii Kiirevtr,
Take I'uHuarets Cunclv Cathartic. 10c or-50.
If l'. V. fail lu cure, UruKKists refund money.
on HIGH PRICES at
We step forward.not backward. We
are opening up new ways lor the pub
lic lo attain. just as good bargains in
at La porte as in Williaiusport or else
where. We are planning each week
to that end. This week it is
Soap, 12 bars for £■
Three cans of corn
Six pounds of oat meal
Business at the store is getting busier
each week. The newness ol the goods
and the littleness ot price tends 10
turn the stream of trade our way. A
call will convince you that you can
do the best at
E. L. PLACE'S
Every corner of the store is
bright,, with the newest tilings
for Women's wear ami Men's
wear ami Children's wear.
We are glad to have you come in
and see the new life of the old
store and look at its excellent
line of goods.
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.
Three Big Stores- MUNCY VALLEY,
An Explosion of Values.
PRICES BLOWN TO ATOMS.
Two or three reasons for this —liberal supply, bet
ter qualities, less in price than found elsewhere.
Ladies' Dress Wares.
They are the kind women want, and our prices will
cause lively selling.
CORSETS Selling at Corset Prices.
No other line in these stores has such decided
growth as that of Corsets. Augmented sales each
month demonstrates the superiority of brands.
Fheie is to be found a general line of seasonable
goods constantly on hand.
Remember the Place.
We keep in stock at our mills a
complete line of dressed lumber
in hemlock and hardwood.
Gang Sawed and Trimmed Cumfer.
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 snrprisd
how cheap they are in the.end.
We have just unpacked such a stork of coatH anil capes lo which we are pleased
to cail vour special attention. We do not pretend to handle the cheapest
coats in the market, hut we do say we have the BEST and neatest fitting
garments made. Our coats and capes are made to order, and in the latest
styles with prices to suit everybody.
1N DRESS GOODS WE WERE NEVER BETTER
PREPARED TO PLEASE YOU THAN AT THE
PRESENT, AS WE HAVE THE LARGEST AS
SORTMENT TN THAT LINE EVER DISPLAY -
ED IN THE COUNTY".
Ladies and Misses, Hoys and Men, you need not go half frozen'this winter for we
have plenty of underwear for you all, both in cotton or wool, red or gray and
the pr.ces "are very low, so low that when you see the goods you will ba aston
iahed that we are able to give you such bargains.
One word in regard to foot wear:
Our shoe department was never more complete and if you will flavor ua.willi
your attention for a few minutes when in town we will convince you that we
have the most carefully selected line of fine and heavy boots and shoes evei
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 of country produce has always been a special feature of ou
Business, and we still continue in paying the highest each prices for Butter
Kgg° and Wool.
E. G. Sylvara dushore. pa.
Wright & Haight,
M. R. BLACK, Forksville, Pa.
Doors, Sash, Moulding, Flooring, Ceiling etc.
Full and complete seasoned stock always on hand.
A fine line of furniture etc. The most complete line of
Coffins and Casket to select from in Sullivan County.
The finest hearse in the county, with equipments to match.
Embalming a specialty. Funerals directed with
safety and dispatch.