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THURSDAY, NOV. '24. 189 S. lgnorance
lgnorance is the mother of J
\ scepticism. Ignorance does J
V not abound to any great extent J
r in Sullivan County, V
4 5o that there
j| is But Little £
j| Scepticism £
$ about the Value of £
P BC IWEWS I
J ITTEM |
As a Profitable $
$ ADVERTISING $
| FLBEBFUM. J
#Rcad it, Your neighbor does. J
Don't borrow, j*
County Scat Indices.
AND GLANCES AT THE TIMES.
—Think up your thanks.
—Corbett won't have much <»f a j
—Christmass is beginning to show ;
in the windows.
—Added to our other lilessingsl
there is a big bear crop.
—Fred Keeler of Nordmont » :i< :t
business man in town Tuesday.
—Howard Lyons of William-port, j
stopped at the county sent between
—Co. Supt. F. W. Meylert is busy
this week making his formal visits
to the schools in Cherry township.
—lt is officially reported that an j
acid factory employing seventy-live ;
men will be in operation at Nord- j
niont by next spring.
Proth'y Lawrence and M.P.Gavitt j
have purchased the Presbyterian
church at this place.
—-Mrs. William Lawrence is visit
ing Wilkes Berry friends this week.
—Wm. Fraley and family left
Wednesday morning for visit with
—John Chilson an employee of
Milton Reeder, had his led broken
above the knee by falling from a
pile of lumber at the Hook mill on
—Samuel Cole, the popular hard
ware dealer of Dushore, was doing
business in town one day last week.
—Lyman O. ilarvey of Sonestown
was in town Friday and bought a
NEWS ITEM receipt reaching nearly
t > the new century. Sorry we
havn't more subscribers like Lyman.
When death takes one from a com
munity, few give the event serious
thought, but when one turns to self
slaughter when in the bloom of
youth as did A. Judson Boyles,who,
rather than to bear the ills made by
his own hand, "flew to others that
he knew not of," awakens in all a
realization. We deplore the sad
event, which seems to be one of those
mysteries we cannot fathom, and ex
tend tender sympathy for those up
on whose lives has fallen the blight
of this appaling affliction, yet it is
an evil from which a moral good can
be drawn. Through this sad deed
shines a warning. Nothing so much
demoralizes a young man or woman
as impurity of body and mind. They
lose their self respect and become
brutes in thought and act. The un
derstanding loses its judgment; the
memory, its retentiveness; the heart,
its fervor; the will, its resolution.
The eyes are the windows of the
soul. Death, says Jeremiah, has en
tered by my windows, and my soul
is become a prey to my eyes. Holy
Job made a league with his (.yes.
He knew well that the eyes were
the inlets to all the malice of tin
heart; and that if he kept a strict
guard upon them and the avenues of
his sences, his interior would be
secure and out of danger. If you,
therefore, wish to prevent evil
thoughts, let your eyes be modestly
reserved, and make a league with
them never to look upon anything
which is not permited you to desire.
Purity is like a looking glass; it is
tarnished by the slightest breath. In
our day, there is special reason why
we should be on our guard against
low, degrading influences. This is
the epoch of newspapers and of
money making. Newspapers are
full of miserable scandals that ex
cite the curiosity of the young, and
just now, as never before, except,
perhaps, in the time of Lord Byron,
the country is in a caldron of immor
al excitement. Let your reading be
confined to what will elevate,dignify
and enoble your nature.
MOUNT DESERT'S DEER.
' Tliey Stay Jfot lie Shot ami so Are on Unit
Friendly Terms Willi flic World.
| The hunting season 111 Maine upend
ion Oct. 1, but the herd on Mount Desert
. will not be molested, because there is
, a special law which forbids the hunting,
j killing or taking of deer on this island
' for a term of five years. A few deer
j on the island are undoubtedly killed
I each season, but without the facts ever
i reaching the knowledge of the game
Since the law went into effect two
or three years ago, the deer on Mount
Desert have been rapidly increasing
until now the island abounds with these
wily creature*. The farmers have al
ready begun to regard the deer as an
unnecessary evil, and complain that
they enter fields and damage their
crops. Til several instances the town
officials have been notified of damage
done to crops by deer, and compensa
tion has been demanded. As the deer
have never been hunted, they have be
come quite tame, and bold enough .to
rnuke frequent raids upon the farmers'
fields and gardens. Some of the ani
mals even mingle with the cows and
sheep, and have got on friendly terms
with the dogs. The farmers, no doubt,
find it convenient at times to kill a
good fat doe, but do not boast of it.
for fear of being prosecuted and fined
by tin 1 wardens.
Farmer Walls, who lives down at
Otter ('reek, was surprised to find a
handsome doe in his barnyard one
morning this summer. The doe was
standing contentedly in the midst of
the cattle and did not appear to be
frightened when Walls entered the
barnyard. The deer had come up from
the pasture and into the yard with the
cattle on the previous evening un
noticed in the darkness. When the
cows were turned back into the pasture
the deer followed them. A few days
later, when Mrs. Walls was washing
out some clothes in her kitchen, she
was startled by the same doe poking
her nose through the half-raised win
dow. Farmer Walls, who was in the
stable, heard his wife scream, and go
ing to her assistance, drove the visitor
Two tine looking deer held up a
coaching party on the Ocf .11 Drive one
day last week by pltf >rfg themselves
directly across tl>' <td and refusing
to move until ,1 to do so by th:;
whip t>f or iic coachmen. The
odd-lookin, ~ons of the tourists, 110
doubt, fascinated the animals while the
pleasure seekers were more than de
lighted to see their first wild deer.
The deer 011 Mount Desert are being
preserved chiefly for the benefit of
sportsmen who visit Bar Harbor and
the adjoining resorts, and who will find
excellent sport and good shooting when
the five years' close time has expired.
S«t IIIOII'N SiitiU(> Shn*.
Samoa, it is well known, is one of the
very few islands in the Pacific where
snakes are found in plenty.
Xone of the reptiles here, however,
are venomous, and in consequence the
natives show absolutely no fear ot
Their indifference to the reptiles is
made most markedly manifest at the
hamlet of Iva, on the northeast coast
of Savail. »
The dancing girls of the place are in
the habit of employing the snakes for
personal adornment in their dances.
They tie them about their necks, their
ankles and their wrists, festoon them
in their head-dresses, and tuck a few
extra ones in the belt in readiness to
replace such as may escape in the
At their best these sivas danced by
the Sa:aoans are revolting shows of
savagery. It can be easily imagined
that they are made 110 more attract!vt>
by the village maid and her crew of
attendant girls careering round adorn
ed with an assortment of writhing red
Iloiv Fiali Ilrentlie.
Fish do not breathe air, but the life
supporting constituent of air—oxygen
gas—which is soluble in water to the
extent of :i volumes in 100 at ordinary
temperatures and l in 100 at freezing
The water containing the dissolved
oxygen is made to pass over the gills,
where it is separated from the blood
only by a very thin membrane, through
which the gas is able to pass.
Fish in ice-hound rivers have to de
pend entirely upon this store of oxygen
for their respiration, and if it becomes
exhausted they are suffocated, just as
we should be if deprived of oxygen.
It rarely happens, however, that any
considerable area of water is entirely
covered with ice, especially in the case
of rivers. Holes and cracks are al
most sure to occur here and (here, by
which the oxygen of the air can reach
the water and become dissolved in it.
During a long frost fish may always be
found congregated beneath air holes in
large numbers. They are there to
liir 10n N>■ Travel.
Pneumatic cushions of rectangular
form are placed beneath the floor, seats
and seat backs of .a new English rail
way carriage to lessen the shocks and
jars of the road, the frames supporting
the seats being loosely mounted to
have free movement 011 the cushions.
Heat of tlie Sun.
A goologist has figured out that th<-
whole coal supply of this planet, it
burnt at once would not give as much
heat as the sun does in the tenth of p
An to Laacer lleer.
No matter how many orders are re
ceived, no beer ever leaves the best
German breweries untlS it has been
standing for at least three months.
A PECULIAR ISLAND.
MONEY HAS NO VAIUF. !N LONELY
ll* yutir Olil Governor ami I lie of
tii« Being There—l I<»l>l>> Contested
People Who Know Nothing «r Ihc Oiit
Uiil you ever hear of a place where
money was useless? Well, there is such
a place. It is the island of Tristan
d'Acunha, in the South Atlantic, about
midway between she Cape of Good
Hope and the SonU. American coast.
But you mustn't jump to the conclusion
that money has 110 value there because
the island is unii nbited. It has a
population of sixty-four, and is the
tiniest of (Sreat Britain's many small
Once a year the British government
sends off a ship to the island. Just
why this should be done is not quite
clear. A yearly mail service is quite
unnecessary, for although the sixty
four Inhabitants are British subjects
they never receive any mail. They
lead a solitary existence, knowing
nothing of the great world beyond their
shores and caring less.
Some time ago, for some reason 01
other, the King of Italy sent a donation
of two hundred dollars for distribution
among the inhabitants. A gentleman
named Ciane, who had visited the is
land, commenting on this fact, wrote a
I'KTKIt WILMAtI lilt hI. X
letter to the London Graphic, which
throws an additional light upon these
strange islanders. He said in part:
"It may not be generally known, but
it. is none the less a fact, that money
is of no value to these people. When
1 was there, in 1884. 1 offered iri;;i;r-y i.*.
exchange for their curiosities, but it
was politely but firmly declined. They
had no use for it, they said. On the
other hand, articles of clothing such as
woollen undervests and soclts, suited to
the rigor of the climate, were received
with the utmost appreciation."
The island of Tristan d'Acunha
which has been described as the lonli
est British possession on the face o!
the globe, well bears out its reputation.
It is a mountainous place, the highest
peak rising to an altitude of 8,20t> feot
above the sea level. The "head man"
of the island, known as the Governor,
is a picturesque old fellow named Peter
William Green. lie was shipwrecked
over sixty years ago, and when his
shipmates were finally taken off, the
kindness which he had experienced at
the hands of the islanders led him to
remain behind and cast his lot with
He was afterward married to one of
the women of the island. So great be
came his popularity that upon the death
of the then Governor, the islanders un
animously elected Peter to fill his piace
and this office lie has occupied evei
since. He is known to be over eighty
years old, but is hale and vigorous
His administration of primitive justice
has won him the respect and esteem ol
The Cl(*r«tte iu Knropr.
The cigarette was first introduced
into this country at the close ot the
Crimean War by British officers, whe
had found themselves under compul
sion to adopt Turkish fashions of con
suming tobacco, seeing that there was
not a decent cigar to be obtained foi
love or money throughout the length
and breadth of the Ottoman Empire
Pipe smoking was strongly discouraged
at regimental messes forty odd years
ago; indeed, it is scarcely tolerated at
the present day in some of the "tone
giving" military and "noble" clubs in
Pace of < umcl».
Seven miles an hour is the camel's
best pace, nor can it maintain this rate
over two hours. Its usual speed is
about five miles an hour—a slow
lounging pace, beyond which it is dan
gerous, with nine ramels out of ten, to
urge them, or else, as Asiatics say, they
"break their hearts," and literally die
on the spot.
Killed the Chief Prleat.
It used to be the custom when the
chief priest of one of the Congo tribes
showed symptoms of illness to kill him
forthwith, either by strangulation or
by the aid of a club, the natives believ
ing tbat if he were allowed to die by
disease all the rest of the world would
Glove silver wan the strange name j
given to a custom which prevailed in j
England during the Middle Ages- -
namely, the granting of a certain sum
of money to servants to buy gloves
with on Lammas Day, or. as it Is called 1
now, Bank Holiday.
Card* Infested With Uerma.
A distinguished Krench specialist
says that cards frequently played with
are absolutely impregnated with germs.
On a square centimeter of one card he
found no fewer than 6,160 bacteria.
T«II on Sue* Canal.
The toll on an ordinary ship passing
through the Suez canal averages about
$4,000, The distance is 92 miles.
I By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias issued out
of the Court of Common I'leas of Sullivan o unity
'uniltome directed and delivered then' will If'
exposed to public sale; nt the Cull it House in La
! porto, l'a.. on
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1... 1898.
at 1 o'clock p, in., the following dcscrilied pro]iei
All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land
lying and being situated in the Borough of l.a-
I»rte, County of Sullivan and State of Pennsyl
vania. bounded as follows:
Beginning at the south-west corner of Cherry
and Muncy streets, thence south sixty-six feet
along Muncy street to the north-east corner of
John Wciks lot. thence nlong said Weik's
north line west two hundred and sixty feet to a
corner in Blackberry Alley, thence along said
Alley north sixty-six feet to a corner in Cherry
street, thence along Cherry street East two hun
dred and sixty feet to the place of beginning,
Containing sixty-three perches be the same more
Land all improved and having erected thereon
a two story framed dwelling house and out build
ings, fruit trees etc.
Seized, taken into execution and to be sold as
the pro|icrty of Anna Hill and U.K. illll at the
suit of T. F. Rolason and 11. K. Mctcalf.
ELLIS SWANK SlierilT.
Sheriff's office, Laporte Pa., Nov. 21, 1898-
For gum bootH and rubbers goto J. W.
QOV RT PIU": LA XI AT 10N.
Whereas, Hon. K. M. Dunham, President
Judge, Honorable* John S. Line and Conrad
Kraus Associate Judges of the Courts of Oyer and
Terminer and General Jail Deliverer, Quarter
Sessions of the Peace, Orphans Court and Com
mon Pleas for the County of Sullivan, have issued
their precept, bearing date the 'is day of Sept
1898, to me directed, for holding the several
courts in the Borough of Laporte, on Monday the
12th day of Dec. 1898, at 2 o'clock p. m.
i Therefore, notice is hereby given to the Coroner
j Justices of the Peace and Constables within the
] county, that they be then and there in their prop
|er person at 2 o'clock p. in.of said day, with their
; rolls, records, inquisitions examinations and
! other rememberances to those things to v hicli
1 their offices appertain to be done. And to those
j who are bound by their recognization to prosecute
i against prisoners who are or shall be in the jail of
the said county of Sullivan, are hereby notified to
' lie then and there to prosecute against them as
will be Just.
ELLIS SWANK, Sheriff.
; Sheriff's Office, Laporte, l'a.,.Oct. 31, 1898.
J. W. lUick lias some of lim holiday
.nooils on liatul already.
Trial List, December Term, 1808.
1 A. C. Haverly, vs Benjamin Kuvkciidall. Jr.
| No. 71 May Term 1897, Trespass, l'lea "not gull
i ty". Mullen, | Thomson.
2 Mitchell, Young & Co. vs A. J. Hackley, No,
104 Sept. Term 1895. Scire Facias, Plea, "Payment.
i payment with cause die, Hill, | lnghams.
3 James McFarlaue, vs \V. c. Mason. No. 92
' Keby. Term 1897. Defendants Apinal. Plea.
"Non Assumpsit, tmymcut, payment with leave to
set off. Hill, | lnghams.
4 Merritt Shaffer, vs Sosephlne FitzPatriek. No.
98 May Term 1»98. Feigned Issue. Plea "Pay
ment . lnghams, | Mullen.
5 Martin Markle. vs E. V. Ingham, Nn. i.v.
i - Non
Assumpsit Payment, payment with lean
! Hill, | lnghams.
0 F. M. Lewis, vs J. W. Ballard, No. 5 pec.
: Term 1897. Defendants Ap|*»l. Pica. -Net
Assumi«it Payment, pavinent with leave ,i<
Mullen, | Walsh.
7 F. 11. TomlUison vs Jacob A. Meyers ami
William I. Taylor, No. 1 Feb. I'. Iv.K Fjeetmciu.
Plea, not guilty, Hill. J Mullen
8 J. Win. Allen and Martha Allen vs Taper
; Hunsinger and Hush J. Ilunsiiiger No. 9s,May '1
1898, Kepleviti. Mullen and Thomson. Hill
1 9 J. Wm. Allen and Martha Alien vs Taper
Hunsinger and UusliJ. Hunsinger, No. 99. Ma>
T. 1898. Ejectment Mullen and Thomson Hill
WM. J. LAWRENCE, Proth.
I'rothy's. office, Lajiorte, Pa, Oct. 31, 18ys.
Powder, shot, caps, and n full line of
hunter's aniutiition including buckshot
shells at J. W. JJuck's.
Notice is hereby given that an application for
the incori <oration of tile Borough of Eagles Mere
was presented to the Court of Quarter Sessions, in
and for the county of Sullivan, on the 20 of Sep
tember 1898, and an order then made by the Court
that the same be filed witli the clerk, and notice
thereof given in one newspaper of the said count v
for a period of not less than thirty days immed
iately before the next regular term of the court
following the presentation of such application
and the tiling thereof: and that a hearing will be
given to said application at the next regular term
of said court.
WM. J. LAWRENCE, clerk
Inchams Attorneys. Oct. 20.1898.
Estate of Walter Spencer, late of I.aporto Boro.
Sullivan county, deceased.
Letters of administration upon the alxive named
estate having been granted to the undersigned,
all persons having claims against the same will
present them for payment, duly authenticated;
and those indebted thereto, will please make
immediate payment to
EMMA SPENCER, Admrx.
A. J.Braolky, Atty. l,a]>orte,P(i.
Notice is hereby given that the following ac
counts have been (lied in my office, viz:
First and final account of August Marshall. Ex..
First and final account of Carl F Heess. Guar
First and final account of ( has 1.. Little Ad
First and final account of Peter L. Messersmith,
First and final account of Hannah Brobst and
Lyman B. Speaker, Executors.
Also the following widow's appraisement In
the estate of Miles A. Burns, deceased
And the same will be presented to the Orphans'
Court of Sullivan county on Monday, Decemlier
12, 1898, at 3 o'clock p. m.for confirmation and
WM. J. LAWRENCE, Register.
Register's office. Laporte I'a., Nov. 11,1898.
Estate of Frederick Ileinze, late of Elkland
Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamen
tary upon the estate of said decedent have been
granted to the undersigned. All (arsons indebt
ed to said estate are requested to make pavment
and those having claims or demands against the
same will make them known without delav to
CHRISTIAN E. HEINZK. Executor.
Lake Run Pa.. Oct, 11 1898.
John. V. Finkle has opened his lar>:e
and comfortable house for the accomoda
tion of court boatders, and also for regu
lar boarders by the day or week, at rea
Comer of Maple and Muncy Sts.,Laporte.
Williamsport & North Branch R.R
In Effect Tuesday Sept. 13, 1808.
pm. a.m. a.m. pm
5 25: 10 23 Halls 9 45 440
(5301(1028 l'ennsdale ! 9 41 f485
5 40:10 40 Hughcsville 932 4 23
548 10 48- Picture Rocks 925 4 13
ft 51 flO 52 Lyons Mills f922 f4 08
(5 54 flO 55 chamounl 920 112 loti
ftio2i 11 04 Glen Mawr 9 14 359
ffi 12 fll 14 ........Straw-bridge f9 05 fit 47
tl in fll 17 Beech Glen f9Ol f1142
C2O 11 21 Muncy Vallov 8 58 3 40
fi 28' 11 30 Sonestown 8 52 3 82
6 45! 11 49 Nordmont 8 38 3 15
7 01 12 08 LaPorte 821 257
7 04 12 11 Tannery 8 19 254
f7 20'f12 3O Ringdalc f8 05 f2 33
735 12 45 satterlield 755 2 20
pm. p. m. am. pm.
All trains daily except Sunday; "112" flag
Connections with tho Philadelphia A Reading
at Ilalls, for all points north and south, and tbe
Fall Brook and Beech Creek railroads. At
Satterfield for all points on the Lehigh Valley
railroad. At Sonestown with the Eagles Mere
R. E. EAVENSON. «cn. Manager
L R. Gumbk,
Dealer in and
Farm CARRIAGES AND WAGONS.
AND Your Patronage
Lumber on ba-is of 'ow prices. hon't let 11, if lent 112 fen |.a
11/ VVe » re geilihfr riil of our larye stock of'hand n.ade wh^ohh.
wagons, k\ e H lso deal i>. factory made plstfrom spiitur wn^on-.
West Main Street L-A-ZFOIE. TE.
Look out for -
A. E. Campbell's
jin This Space Next Week.
He will have something important to say.
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Ifjso, 1 can readily dojntsiness with you. Call, and 1 ran
till voitr order to vottr entire satisfaction.
My Spring and Summer Line is Complte.
('asimere Suits, $4.50 to 88.00.
i Worsted Suits. 85.50 to 20.00
Serge Suits, 5.00 to 10.00. Clay Suits, 4.00 to 18.00.
Vlso an attractive line of
jGents Furnishing Goods.
Ilats, caps, light wool and gauze underware. umbrellas, trunks,
t raveling bags and valines. Call and see the largest line of
clothing in tlits part of the country.
J- W OABOLL. « CARROII Dushokk. P
LA PORTE Clothing Store.
We ordered carload quantities ot Fall and Winter
goods for the opening of our new building, Oct. ist.
The goods arrived as everybody knows and the new build
ing is stocked and overstocked with goods.
Fairly overflowing with new fall and winter wtvles —tables
and counters actually groaning under the heavy loads of
Relief can only come in one way:
CLEAR OUT THE GOODS AS FAST
bv selling at a close margin.
While other stores are trying to get rid of old stock of
many years, we are now disposing of new goods at positively
JOE COOPER, The Clothier.