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Republican News Item.
CHA6. LORBN WING, Editor.
THURSDAY AUti. 18, IS»S.
"FIRST OP ALL—THE NEWS."
The News Item Fights Fair.
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RKPUIMJICAN NKWS IT KM,
A man on a horse is twice a man.
lie feels more secure, is braver, is in
every way more formidable. European
officers know this. In clearing the
streets of Paris only cavalry are used.
We call out'the infantry of the militia
and have to shoot people. In Europe
they use the llat of a sword held by a
mounted man. No unarmed body of
humanity will stand the impact of
horses. They melt before the charge
like snow. It is the uncontrollable in
stinct to get out of the way, and to do
it as soon as possible. Some day we
will grow wiser on this side of the At
lantic. Just now we have fifty infan
try companies of militia to one of cav
alry. Many of our militiamen are un
able to pay for the keep of a horse,
which is expensive, even if a man does
the caring and bedding with his own
hands. Many others of them would
not know what to do with a horse if
they had one. This is bad, but with
the trolley and the bicycle crowding
the steed of bur fathers closer and
closer to the wall there is not much
chance that it will be bettered. Five
hundred years from now, unless all
signs fail, grayheaded college profess
ors, with piano-calves and eighteen,
inch chests, will be lecturing upon an
extinct animal and reconstructing him
for the benefit of students from a piece
of stifle and a front tooth.
I believe that the horse is the swift
est animal in the world. One hears
strange tales of the speed of the ante
lope, the white-tailed fawn, the spring
bok. the elephant, the jack rabbit and
the wolf. The fastest of these is the
American antelope, and I have never
seen one that a good pony could not
best. As for the rabbit or any kind of
deer, the horse will simply run over
him. Taking into consideration the
fact that the horse generally carries
more than 150 pounds of rider, saddle
and gun, one gets an idea of how much
superior he is. A speedy pony will
outrun a greyhound. I have seen this
tried. It is customary among men who
i:se them to give the dogs all the law
possible in order to avoid riding over
them. In hunting with a brace of very
good coursing hounds five years ago it
was found that there were five ponies
in the*party which would otitfoot the
dogs, and one of them, a gray of un
doubted mustang ancestry, if given the
bit would do his best to run over them
and kill them. He did not like them.
They belonged to his owner and he
Sii< k i*i«lnit nt tlie Milliii€»r*M.
Gen. Sheridan as he became older
conquered his shyness. At the time of
the Commune he was iu Paris with his
aide-de-camp. There was also stop
ping at the same hotel a charming
American woman with whom he was
slightly acquainted. The prisoners
had. been liberated and wore rushing
madly through the streets. The order
had also been given that all windows
and shutters must be kept closed. Shut
up in her dark room and hearing the
noisy rabble below, the woman became
"There is but one thing for me to
do," she cried, "to insure safety. I will
put myself under the care of the Amer
She therefore sent her card to Sheri
dan, who at once called and offered his
services. He also advised that she
should join his party in the morning
and get away to London. Still she ap
peared distressed. Finally she cried:
"It is my bonnets at Virot's. They
were to have been down to-day. How
can I go and leave them?"
The General grasped the situation,
and offered his arm to escort her to the
milliner's. Happily it was not far off.
Ever afterward he delighted to tell of
his pleasure at seeing such an array of
dainty headgear. He had never been
at a milliner's before.
If Spain really wants to keep up the
fight and can get funds in 110 other
way, she might turn to her cathedrals.
When she was at the zenith of her
power the cathedrals became the re
ceptacles of vast wealth, and for the
most part that wealth remains to-day.
There are many chapels that to the
depth of two inches are worth their
weight in gold. Not only are the mo
saics that cover the walls of very high
value, but the shrines are loaded with
rare ornaments, and in many cases
with precious stones of great size and
worth. A chapel in the great Cathe
dral of Sevilla has a Virgin lighted by
a huge emerald fixed in the roof.above
the head, and the garments of the Vir
gin and saints have jewels sewed on
them. Here, then, are untold riches,
hut a country would be far gone, in
deed, to make use of so sacred relics
for carrying on an unholy war. At
present they are rigorously guarded.
LIGHT IN MAGAZINES.
Vrenck SclctatlMta luvmtlKiite Use of
Hflbctrifitj' Mour Hsi<lo»lven.
<A committee of the Academie des
.Sciences was formed at the instance of
the French Minister of War to investi
gate the question of fixing electrical
conductors in or near powder maga
zines, and their report has been pre
sented. They make no distinction b»-
itween telephone and telegraph wires,
and electlc light and power conductors,
since all these may be exposed to light
ning. According to the American Elec
trician, the report may be sumroariz%d
|as follows: All underground electric
| conductors, as well as gas and water
I pipes, must be kept at least 30 feet
away from the magazine. Aerial lines
inust be arranged so that they will not
fall upon the magazine if broken, and
it is recommended that none be allowed
within tiO feet of the magazines. If
light be required inside the magazines
ail wires are to be strong metallic
pipes, and all switches, fuses, etc., are
to be placed on the exterior of the
structure. (July fixed lamps are per
missible. apd these must be protected
by a second envelope of glass. No
voltages over 110 are to be used. Any
electric bells required must be placed
at least li! feet from the power, and
only types using very small currents
are permitted. Electric lamps are re
commended as being the safest and
most desirable for use in and around
*1 IKT« t lon.
The young salmon which is born in
a mountain stream is soon impelled, by
something in its nature, to journey
downward, even for many hundred
miles, until it reaches the unknown
ocean, where it would discover, if it
had faculties for anything so subjective
as discovery, that, while it was born in
a little brook, it was made for life in
the great ocean, it has brought from
its mountain home a natural aptitude
for eluding all the strange enemies and
for avoiding all the novel dangers
which it meets in this new world, and
It leads an active, predatory life, fierce
ly pursuing and destroying its natural
but hitherto unknown prey; for grow
ing rapidly and quickly acquiring all
characteristics of the adult salmon, and
storing up the intense nervous energy
and the muscular strength which will
be needed for forcing its way up the
rapids in tlie mountain torrents, for
leaping waterfalls, and fighting for its
passage, where it long ago darted down
with the current. As sexual maturity
approaches some stimulus, which has
its origin in the developing reproduc
tive organs, impels it to leave the ocean
and, entering the mouth of a river, the
journey upward, often a thousand
miles or more, to its sources in the
Tliry Were Even.
At a recent Washington reception
there was a short but sharp itrter
cluuige of courtesies between The
wealthy wife of an ex-Congressman
the wife of a far from rich bureau
chief. It was a crowded afternoon af
fair, and the ex-Congressman's wife
was assisting the hostess in receiving
guests. «yYnen^the wife of the bur&au
ofaifial \JIH presented the hostess said
to the—woman of the receiving party*:
"You know Mrs. Blank, don't you?"
"Certainly," said tjie
wife. "I woiild'knownW anywhere by
that pink dress."
The cheeks of the bureau official's
wife were suffused with a rosy glow,
but she turned on her tormentor and
said: "Probably if my husband had
been mixed up in as many questionable
transactions as yours, madam, it would
not be necessary for me to wear my
pink reception dress so often as to
Every word rang out clear and sharp
upon the ears of the astonished guests.
Inasmuch as there had been frequent
criticism of the ex-Congressman for
his connection with questionable lobby
transactions, the force of the bureau
official's wife's retort can readily be
Typical I'ufted States Seaman. w
A seaman-gunner on the Helena—the
Terrence Mulvaney of the sea.
A Nyack barber could not get his
watch to run.and, borrowing a spy
glass, he saw two hairs fast in the
works, which hindered it from running.
Hoffman tried all his blowing powers
and mechanical tools, but could not re
move the hairs. He finally filled the
watch with gasoline, thinking it would
oil the works so that the hairs would
come out. When he found this would
not work, lie put a lighted match to
the gasoline to blow them out-: The
hairs and watch were all blown to
smithereens, the case flyingjthrough a
large mirror in front chair in
which Hoffman was sitting. (
, I lierel'V :iwiuituice mvsi'lf Ms an imle
| pendent r«unli<li»U' lor iv|i!vsehtiitive lor
j Sullivan counts. I'M.. I«» make my Imtuiiy
Kill, my jury lvlorin l«i!l and my tree
s peer 11 Li 11 laws l'i»r I lit- welfare <»f t lie |wo
pleofllie Slate. Fellnw citizens, write
my name on your ticket* in the ri«jltt
column or place ami yon will thereby
elect me when yon vote. 1 solicit vonr
votes and ask lor vonr siillra<res.
I >i: .1 oils < *oi:ic. 11 erhalisl.
Dusl.oiv, I'M.. .Inlv IS, I S 4 .* S .
CONUKNSEO KKI'OUT of theeoiulilioii of the
FIRST NATIONAL BANK of iHlslioiv. I'a.,
At close of business, .luly 11. IXiiK.
I/mns ami IMseouuls lis,set i;»i
I'. S. Howl* to Secure Circulation ]2.*XHMNI
Premium on tnitetl Slatc> limitl*.. I.(NNMN)
stock Securities IViumio
| Furniture l.'2uuno
Due ironi Banks leservc
Redemption Tumi I , s. Treasurer. •"»«»*«! fH»
SjH'cie and lA iral Tcialer Note> J:'.
§ sassU 49
Ll A 111 1.1 I IKS.
capital $ *UHMIGO
tiKliviiicil I •milts ••••- -*207 00
Due National Bunk* 1.076 90
Circulation 1»u;::o < MI
Divhlciis t.'npaitl -"7 oo
jieposits 1 '-.M I
State of Pennsylvania. « ounty <»i" Sullivan »:
I. M. I>. Swarts. Cashier of the alnive named
! hank. <to solemnly -wear that the aliovc state
ment i?- true t«i the best of my Unt»\\ ami be
M. l». s\V.\ UTS. cashier.
Subscribed ninl -worn to l.efoie melius
•lav of July ls«»s.
JOHN 11. < KONIN. Notary Public.
ALI'IIONSrs WALSH, i
J No. I». B IJI .SKK, Directors
F. B. I'OMKROV. )
<>/ Man/ M< ( V//*///, tut*' of FJlc
fan*ll<mush i/), <l< t'nfscf/.
!.etter\ot Administration having tieen
granted to ihe Administra
tor in the estate of Mary McCartv late of
Klkland township- deceased, notice i
hcrehv *riven that all persons indebted to
said (-stale are requested to make imined
iatc payment, and all persons liavin«r
claims ajrainst it must present them duly
authenticated for settlement.
DOWN*. Attv. JOSEPH PA KD« »i;. 112
I DOS. Mel ABTY , A,l,nls
$2700.00 worth of
Shoes, Pants, Ladies' Skirts,
Capes, Corsets, and Shirt
waists and everything in
Men's Furnishing Goods.
Will eloso out Ilu> entire flock nt nenr
*ly tlic|cloll;ir. Thin "ill h<' t lit*
irrpiiti'sl -«l(> l.n|xirltM>\er ln-:tr<l «►!'. I!ven
lioilv KIIOIIM take advantage <'l tin- har
gains I will oiler. We will surely give
von prices that yon u ill surely he astonish
ed. It will pay yott to Imv not only I'or
present lint I'or tiltnre use. I will he gllt'l
to *rivf the Lowest Price to every hoily.
It will he a special favor that every hoily
shonhl conic ami examine inv stock even
it'von ihvn't expect to luiy.
lliirhesl price paid lor <iinsetiL'.
Below I. O. O. F. Hall.
Rilnrntu Your llowela With CitHrurcth.
Caiuly Cntliiirtic. cure constipation forever.
lOu.SSc. If C. C. C. full. liruiTßlsts refund money.
Farm tor Hale
The miilcrsigned on account ol rail
ing health will sell his vnlnacle larin
siluateil on Miiiicv Creek ahont nine
miles north of 11 ugliesville, I'a. part ol
the purchase money can remain in prop
.I vinit Hi I KS, Strawhriilgc, l.yconiingCo.
The liirlner>hii» heretofore existing tK'tweeii
M K,Kee.ler ami K. I . Ives, iloiiiu huslness unili r
Ihe linn luimenf lleeiler iV: I\'*'S, lia.s l»een iJis>oi\
.ill his 14th ilay of July, hy lnutuiil eoiisenl. Al|
ilt-lils of sniii tirni to Ik-pi'esenteil to M. K. Iti-i'ih-r
for puyinent, ami all |iurttcs owinj? saiil tirin to
inake |iivineiit to sntne.
XI. K. HKKUKIt.
i:. i'. i\ i s, j
lU'CKN ia.h I'NJ VKIi'NITY, JOHN
How Ai! i > 11 Ait kts. I'resiilent. t'ollege,
leading to degrees in Art. Philosophy and
Science. Academy, a preparatory school
for youngjoen and hoys. Inslitute. a re
fined hoarding school lor young ladies.
School of Music, with graduating courses.
For catalogue, address the Register,
\V. ('. (itiETzixiiui:, l.ewishurg, I'a.
I oiler the following properties: 70
acres, hemlock timber, near Kingdale:
.'7 ! acres, virgin timher. J!lk Run, North
Mountain, close to railroad: ii2li acres,
coal lands, at I'ernice, adjoining present
workings; S lots (one entire Heel ion) at
Kaglcs Mere, each lot 7"> feet trout on
Pennsylvania Ave., with "Bradford"
privileges and title: 1 lot 7"> ft. Iront on
I jit Porte Ave.: several choice lots in La-
Porte lioro.: also several warrants ot
stripped lands iu LaPorte, Col ley and
Fox townships suitable for Ikrmiug or
. 11. T. I)owxs, Atly-at Law.
La Forte, Pa. j
Kvirvhmly Says So.
Cascnrets ( 'amlv Cathartic, the most won- ;
derful medical tin) pleas- |
ant and rofreshintr to tile taste, acl (jenl.ly 1
and positively on kidneys, liver rind bowels, |
cleansing tlio entire Kystem, dispel colds,
curt; lieudaolie, fever, hahitiinl constipatiou
and biliousness. Please buy and try ft box
of lj. C. C. to-day; 10, UT>, 50 cents. Hold unci
guaranteed to cure by all druggists.
"Running sores appeared on niv
leg and spread over the entire
lowvr portion of the limb. 1 got
no help l'rom medicine till 1 tried
yours. 1 was cured by one bottle of
ISAAC ACKER, Cowans, Va. ,
A Horrible Railroad Accident
is a daily chronicle in our papers; also
the death of sonic dear friend, who had
died with Consumption, whereas, if he in
she had taken Otto's Cure for Throat and
Lungdisenscs in time, life would have
been rendered happier and perhaps saved.
Ilecd the warning ! If von have a cough
or any allection of the Throat and Lungs
Call on T. .1. Keeler,Lnporte; W. I,
I lull man. II illsgrove: l'>. S Lancaster,
Forksville; C. 14 .lennings, Agt. Kstella;
J no. \V'. liiiek, Sonestown, and get a
free. Large size stlc and 25c.
G. A. Rogers
• KORK.-'VILI.K, PA.
(Successor to B.W. Fawcett.)
Bicycle repairing. Bicycle sundries.
Fishing tackle, at lowest possible
• iinghains. calicoes and dress goods,
cash prices at .1. W. Buck's.
No'Tu'liut! for l*'l.",y Cents.
< iii'inifitccil tolwi-o lialilt euro. makes weak
men strong. b.ood pure. &oc, sl. All ilrugKists.
I .Ncelli'ii! wheat Hour from sl.lO
to sl.i'.-» at A. T. Arnislonji', Sones
Fish and ham. prices right, at .1. W.
1 iuck% . Simestowii.
'!'•> C'uro <'on*i Iputfiiii I'orever.
Tain- >' i:.r:ireis inuv Caliiai ue. 10cor?5o.
1f i C. i \ fall ui cu it*, uriiMKisis refund tuoiiev-
Do not -ay \<>n can not afford to put
11• fruit lor winter use .1. \V. Buck ,-elis
glass jars, tuiiiblers. jelly cups and tin
cans so cheap.
Latch String Always
an endless variety of
high grade foot-wear is
now on sale and for the
there*vill positively be
No War Tax
put upon my prices.
E. L. PLACE'S
livery corner of the store is
bright, with the newest things
for Women's wear ami Men's
wear and Children's wear.
We are glad to have yon 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.
a- I *.©
Three Big Stores-- MUNCY VALLEY,
An Explosion of Values.
PRICES BLOWN TO ATOMS.
I wo or thiee reasons for this —liberal supply, bet
ter qualities, less in price than found elsewhere.
Ladies' Dress Wares.
1 hey are the kind women want, and our prices will
cause lively selling.
CORSLTS 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.
There is to be found a genera! line of seasonable
goods constantly on hand.
Remember the Place.
We keep in stock at our mills a
complete line of dressed lumber
MANUTACTURERS OF hGm^k
dang Sawed and TrimmedTlumber.
Hemlock Novelty or German Siding,
Hemlock Ceiling 7-8 or 3-8 stick,
Hemlock Flooring any width desired,
Hemlock Lath both $ and 4 feet long,
Hardwood Flooring both Beech, Birch or Maple,
The same woods in 3-8 ceiling.
Buy Good Goods!
And you will he siirpris
how cheap they are in the end.
We have just unpacked such a stock ol coats and capes to which we are pleased
to call vonr 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 latent
stvies 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.
I.adies and Misses, Hoys and Men, you need not go hall frozen this winter lor we
have plenty of underwear Cor you all, hoth in cotton or wool, red or gray and
the pr.ces are very low, so low that when you see the goods you will ha aston
■ilied that we are aide to give you such bargains.
One word in regard to foot wear:
Our shoe department was never more complete and if you will flavor us with
your attention I'or a few minutes when in town we will convince vou that we
have the most carefully selected line ol tine and heavy hoots 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 always been a .-f ecial feature of on
Businesi-, and we still continue in payiug the highest each pi ices for Butter
E. G. Sylvara dushore, pa.
Wright & Haight,
M. R. BLACK, Forksville, Pa.
Doors, Sash, Moulding, Flooring, Ceiling etc.
Ftjll 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.