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Republican News Item.
CHAS. LOREN WING, Editor
THURSDAY SEPT. I, 1898.
"FIRST OF ALL—THE NEWS."
The News Item Fights Fair.
IT IS A PATRIOTIC HOME NEWSPAPER.
Published Every Friday Morning.
By The Sullivan Publishing Co.
At the County Seat of Sullivan County.
Kntered nl llif Post Office at Laporte, as
second-class mail matter.
tSmscKii'TioN—sl.2s per annum. II
paid in advance SI.OO. Sample copies
free. All communications should lie ad
IvKI'UBLICAN NKWS ITEM,
I hereby announce myself ns a candi
date tor the office ol' Sheriff, subject to
the will and regulations of the ensuing
Republican County Convention.
J. 11. BoHN, Dushore. Pa.
In the Mexican Household,
The arrangement of furniture la
much more formal than in the United
States. It is a very common sight to
see a splendidly furnished parlor with
a row of straight-backed cliairs all
alifco with their backs against the wall
and as close together as they can lie
placed clear around the room.
Heavy single doors, such as are
used in the United States, are practi
cally unknown in Mexican houses
either at entrances or between in
terior rooms. All doors open in ihu
middle and are fastened with bolls
top anil bottom. Exterior doors are
always iitted with glass panels, for
they also serve as windows. All such
doors opening on the street or open
court are titteil with solid shutters
that are folded at the sides out of
si<*ht when not in use.
A good Mexican cook relieves the
mistress of the house of worry anil
responsibility in a manner that is al
most unknown in the United States.
The cook is given so much a day, and
with this amount she will purchase
each morning all the provisions for
the day, including even the staples
that are usually bought in large quan
tities in other countries. On a dol'ar
a day a cook will provide a very good
table for a family of three or four,
and get enough beans anil tortillas
and chile to set the servants' table he
sides. They can really do better than
their mistresses, because they can us
ually drive sharper bargains with the
marketmen of their own class, and
they have more patience to haggW
over the last penny.
Mount VfriHin's tiunrd.
Edward Parker, the little old color
ed man who occupies the sentry-box at
the tomb of Washington at Mount Ver
non, lives in Washington. That is, hj?
family live here, and We comes over by
special permit oft lie organization
which has control of the old home of
the first President of the United States.
For years the tomb of Washington
has been constantly before this old
colored man's vision. He has never
missed a day from that dingy sentry
box since Mount Vernon passed into
the charge of the ladies, and before
that, dating from 1841, he had lived
on the place. He was a slave of John
Washington, and Is the last of the
old servants now living.
Every other Saturday Parker comes
over to Washington, always carrying
with him an old-fashioned carpet-bag,
so common in the days of reconstruc
tion. The following Monday morning
he may always be seen a half-hour at,
least before the first train starts fo(
Mount Vernon, waiting around the cor
ner of Pennsylvania-ave. and Thir
teenth-st. He has never missed the
flrst train since the electric cars began
running to Mount Vernon. Before
that the first boat to Mount Vernon,
on alternating Monday mornings, al
ways found him a passenger.
Parker is, Indeed, a character. He
assisted in burying the last person
consigned to the vault in Washington's
tomb. After that the key to the vault
was thrown into the Potomac. This
was in the early fifties.
Something Like a Senreli.
A Welshman who was in London
when extensive sewering operation!
were in progress lost his watch. H»
reported the matter to Scotland Vard,
and the officials said they would leave
no stone unturned to find the missing
timekeeper. Shortly afterward Taffy
again visited the metropolis and saw
street after street turned up. He wan
told that in all thirty-six miles of road
were In the same condition. He rushed
down to Scotland Yard and exclaimed
to the wondering inspector:
"I didn't think I was giving you all
that trouble. If you don't find the
•jvatch by Sunday, I wouldn't break up
my more streets."
Stone Boot Sole*.
An inventor has hit upon a method
of putting stone soles on boots and
shoes. He mixes a waterproof glue
with a suitable quantity of clean
quartz sand and spreads it over the
leather sole used as a foundation.
These quartz soles are said to be very
flexible and practically Indestructible.
Better Than Cat*.
A savant has discovered how to slay
mice and rate by means of a bacillus,
which he han named after himself, and
which is supposed to be far more fatal
than ihe cat.
Queen Horteime's Fast line Spoiled by ••
Abundance of Them.
An amusing story of Queen Hortense
daughter of the Empress Josephine ant
wife of Louis Bonaparte, King of Hob
land, iias lately been told. After hei
exile from Holland the ex-Queen so
journed for a time in a modest habita
tion near Constance, in Switzerland.
As her health was broken down bj
her troubles, her physician prescribed
a visit to the mountains of Appenzell
and the ex-Queen, accompanied only bj
a reader or female companion and tw«
or three servants, went to a rustii
neighborhood in the hills. There sh<
and her companion found nothing bet
ter to do than hunt for four-leavec
clover, and became quite excited in thi
"To lend the matter interest," thi
Queen wrote in a letter which has beet
brought to light, "we would assumi
that each discovery of a four-leavec
clover had some prophetic significance
The next one, if found so and so, mean
that we would return to France; an
other meant that I was to receive a let
ter the next day from my son Louis
and so on. In this innocent pastimi
we found positively the only excite
ment that was open to us in the place
"But soon it was noised abroac
among the children of the neighbor
hood that we were continually hunting
four-leaved clover, anil consequently
these children argued, we must wan'
it very much. Then all the chililrer
and some of the grown people were out
hunting four-leaved clover, and soot
great bunches of it were brought to us
for which we nail to show ourselves
"In another day our only resource
for amusement was gone, for thes<
kind but T-fuperserviceahle people hac
stripped the neighborhood for a niiW
around of all its four-leaveil clover!'
Allium! I lis) i lift.
Oen. Banks was besieging Port Hud
son, Louisiana, the Southern gateway
to the control of the Mississippi river
A body of troops had marched into tli6
back country to look for hovering Con
federate cavalry, and were sleeping one
moonless nielli behind stacked riiles
in readiness for a night attack. The
attack came in an unexpected form.
Some six or eight army mules, getting
somehow detached from the wagon
wheels to which they were tied at
night, were seized with a panic, and
came charging down almost the entire
line of the Fifty-second Massachusetts
Volunteers. Every man lay covered
with a "shelter tent," a piece of white
cotton cloth about five feet square. As
the mules rushed over each one of us
he woke suddenly with a cry, and
sprang up, raising his shelter tent in
one hand or upon his front, so that he
seemed like a sheeted and gibbering
ghost. This successive rising of over
four hundred apparitions added wild
ness to the panic of the mules, and
they fairly flew down the line.
Now, the remarkable thing is that,
while many a man had his side rubbed
hard or his scalp abraded by the hoot
or the leg of a mule, not a man was
really stepped on or really hurt. It
was for months a subject of comment
with us that the mules, in their in
tensified panic, should nevertheless
have been able to see where to step,
should have cared where they stepped
and in their speed should have been
able always to step on the ground. Tbe
men presently lay down again, but for
half an hour afterward a laugh at the
ludierousness ol the experience would
start somewhere among the recumbent
forms and go pealing up and down the
Tin- Soule Stir ii> IN.VI.
The cause of the present quarrel be
tween America and Spain is sufficient
ly serious, but how many can recall
the incident which created no little stir
in 185U, in which the two nations near
ly became embroiled —and dragged
France into the dispute—over no less
serious a matter than the cut of a
lady's dress? The lady was the wife of
the United States minister at Madrid,
Mr. Soule. The French ambassador,
the Marquis de Turgot, gave a ball in
honor of the ]>uke of Alba, brother of
the then Empress Kugenie, who is a
Spaniard. Mrs. Soule's dress apparent
ly did not meet with approval from
the duke, who was overheard by the
lady's son making an insulting remark
about it. Whereupon young Soule
broke up the ball by publicly denounc
ing the duke as a blackguard.
Next day the affair was the talk of
all Madrid and Paris. Young Soule sent
a challenge to the duke. Then it was
reported that the insulting phrase orig
inated with the Marquis de Turgot
himself, and the American ambassa
dor took up the quarrel and challenged
the marquis. The two duels took place
at once. The first passed without re
sult, but in the second the French am
bassador was severely wounded by a
bullet in the knee.
Tin* Inexorable Hentinel.
The Second Louisiana was in a posi
tion where the most convenient route
to reach it was through the camp of
the First Alabama. One of the mem
bers of the Louisiana camp was out
after hours, and as he came to the
line of the Alabama camp he ran Into
a sentinel, who promptly brought his
gun to a charge and shouted "Halt!"
The Louisianian promptly halted, and
the sentinel and he stood peering at
each other fur some time through the
gloom. Finally the sentinel, in tremu
lous tones, said:
"You can't gel through this line un
you say llobson."
"Hobson!" the I.ouisianian promptly
The !-.enti;,ei biought his piece to a
jiiesent, ;h< intruder saluted and the
line was pass, d
I hereby announce myself as an inde
pendent candidate for representative for
Sullivan county, Pa., to make my botany
bill, mv jury retorm bill and my free
speech bill laws for the welfare of the peo
ple of the.State. Fellow citizens, write
my name on your tickets in the right
column or place and you will thereby
elect me when you vote. I solicit your
votes and ask for your suflrages.
Dit 'JOHN COKU, Herbalist.
Dushore, Pa., duly 18, 1898.
CON DENS ED REPORT of the condition of the
KIKST NATIONAL IJANK of Dushore, l»a.,
At close of business, July 11. 18MK.
Loans inul Discounts S l'js.sol f>o
r. S. Bonds to Secure Circulation HVtOU uo
Premium oil United States Bonds 1,000 00 j
Stock Securities 15,500 00 ,
Furniture 1,200 oo
Due from Hanks Approved reserve Agt :Kt,3MO 07
Redemption Fund I , S. Treasurer 562 50
Specie and Legal Tender Notes 12,939 28
$ 205,*89 19
capital # ..0.000 (iO
Surplus 10.000 00
I'liuivided I'rolits 2 207 00
DueNational hanks 4.075 90
Circulation lo,i;:io oo
Dividcns I'npaid 207 oo
Do | >os its 1.T2.M 1 (if)
$ 20T>,8»9 19
State of Pennsylvania, County of Sullivan ss:
I, M. D. Swarts, Cashier of the alnive named
hank, do solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true to the best of my knowledge and be
M. D. SW ARTS, Cashier.
Sulscribed and sworn to before me this 25th
day of July 1898.
JOHN 11. CRONIN, Notary Public.
ALPHONSVS WALSH, )
J NO. D. REESER, Directors
F. H I'OMKRUY i
ate of Alary MrCur/i/, fa/eof Elk
land towns/lip, deoeaxt il.
Letters of Administration having been
granted to ihe undersigned, Administra
tor in the estate of Man McC'urty late of
Klkland tow iislii|>. deceased, notice is
hereby given that all persons indebted to
said estate are rei|iiesled to make immed
iate payment, and all persons having
claims against it must present them duly
authenticated for settlement.
DOWNS, Atlv. JOSKt'H I'AKDOK, ( 1.1,..,..
THUS. MeCAHTV ) A """ 8
$2700.00 worth of
Shoes, Pants, Ladies' Skirts,
Capes, Corsets, and Shirt
waists and everything in
Men's Furnishing Goods.
Will close out the entire stock at near
ly f)flc,on thejdollar. This will lie the
greatest sale Laporte ever heard of. livery
body should take advantage ol the l>:ir
gains I will offer. Wc will surely give
you prices that you will surely lie astonish
ed. It will pay you lo buy not only for
present but for future use. I will be glad
to give the Lowest l'rice to even body.
It will be a special favor that every body
should come and examine mv stock even
if you don't expect It) buy.
Highest price paid tor'linseng.
Below I. O. O. F. Hall.
Educate Your llowels With Ciurnretb.
Candy Cathartic, mire constipation forever.
10c, !£c. If C. C. C. fail, lirutfKistsrefuud money.
Farm tor Sale
The undersigned - on account ol tail
ing health will sell bis valnacle farm
situated on Muncy ('reek about nine
miles north of 11 ughesville, l'a. part ol
the purchase money can remain in prop
.IACOII I'ITKS, Straw bridge, Lycoming Co.
Notice of Dissolution.
The imrliiersliip heretofore existing between
M. K.Keeder ami K. F. Ives, tioiiiß business under
the linn name of Keeder A- Ives, has tx'en dissolv
ed this Mth day of July, by mutual consent, Al|
debts <>f said linn id lie presented to M. K. Keeder
for payment, and all parties owing said linn to
make "payment to same.
M. K. KEKDF.H.
K. F. 1V lis.
" I'.IH'K N KLL I NIVKKSITV, dons
11 ow A til) IIAUUIS, President. College,
leading to degrees in Art, Philosophy and
Science. Academy, a preparatory school
for youngjnen and boys. Institute, a re
fined boarding school for young ladies.
School ol' Music, with graduating courses.
For catalogue, address the Register,
\V. ('. (i RKT/.i niiki:, Lewishurg, Pa.
I oiler the following properties: 70
acres, hemlock timber, near Kingdale;
3T.'» acres, virgin timber, Klk Kun, North
Mountain, (dose to railroad; 321i acres,
coal lands, at Bern ice, adjoining present
workings; 8 lots (one entire section) at
Kagles Mere, each lot 7.) feet Iront on
Pennsylvania Ave., with "Bradford"'
privileges and title: 1 lot 75 It. Iront on
LaPorte Ave.; several choice lots in La-
Porte Boro.: also several warrants ol
stripped lands in LaPorte, C'olley and
Box townships suitable for farming or
If, T. DOWNS, Atty-at-Law.
Gvorrlmily Kays So.
Cascarets Catitlv Cathartic, the most won
derful medical discovery of the age, pleas
] ant and refreshing to the taste, act gently
and positively on kidneys, liver and bowels,
cleansing the entire system, dispel colds,
cure headache, fever, habitual constipation
and biliousness. Please buy and try a box
of C. C. C. to-day; 10,35, 50 cents. Hold 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 I tried
yours. I was cured by one bottle of
ISAAC ACKER, Cowans, Va.
A Horrible Huilroad Accident
is a daily chronicle in our papers; also
the death of some dear friend, who had
died with Consumption, whereas, if he or
she had taken Otto's Cure for Throat and
Lung diseases in time, life would have
been rendered happier and perhaps saved.
Heed the warning ! Il'yott have a cough
or any afleclion of the Throat and Lungs
(.'all on T. .1. Keeler,Laporte; W, L.
Ilotlman, Ilillsgrovc; Is. S -Lancaster,
Forksville; l". B .Jennings, Agt. Hstella;
•Ino. W. Buck, Nonestown, and get ft
trial'package free. Large size 50c and 25c.
G. A. Rogers
(Successor to B.YV. Fawcett.)
Bicycle repairing. Bicycle sundries.
Fishing tackle, at lowest possible
Ginghams, calicoes and dress goods,
cash prices al .1. \V. Buck's.
No-'i'o-liac for M.\y C'euts.
Guaranteed tobacco habit eure, muUes weak
nu-ii siroiiK. blood pure. f>oc.|l. All druggists.
Kxccllenl wheal liour from *l.lO
to Sl.!'.*, al A. T. Arnistong', Sones
Fish anil ham, prices light, al .1. W.
Buck's, Sonestow n.
To < lire Korevrr,
Tulie t 'iiscaicts Candy < 'atharlic. ltic or2&a.
JJ i\ full to cure, itruKK'Sts refund money.
|I<I not say you can not a (lord lo put
up fruit liir winter use—l. W. Buck sells
glass jars, tumblers, 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 will positively be
No War Tax
put upon my prices.
E. L. PLACE'S
Every corner of the store is
bright, with the newest things
for Women'i/ wear and Men's
wear and 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.
Iwo 01 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.
There 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.
Pang Sawed and Trimmed Lumber.
Hemlock Novelty or German Siding,
Hemlock Ceiling 7-8 or 3-8 stick,
Hemlock Flooring any width desirad,
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 be surpris
how cheap they are in the end.
We have just unpacked such H stock of coals and capes to which we are pleased
to call your 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. .
IN DRESS GOODS WE WERE NEVER BETTER
PREPARED TO PLEASE YOU THAN AT THE
PRESENT, AS WE HAVE THE LARGEST AS
SORTMENT 1N THAT LINE EVER DISPLAY
ED IN THE COUNTY.
Ladies and Misses, Boys and Men, you need not go hall 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
■«hed 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 us. with
your attention for a few minutes when in town we will convince you that we
have the most carefully selected line of tine and heavy boots 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 of country produce has always been a special feature of ou
Business, ami we still continue in paying the highest each prices for Butter
Egg" and Wool.
E. G. Sylvara DUSHORE, PA.
Wright & Haigtit,
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.