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CAPITAL - - $50,000.
SURPLUS - - SIO,OOO.
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Warm meals and lunches at all hours.
Oysters and game in season.
Itar supplied with choicest liquors, wine and
clgai?. Good stable room provided.
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Hotel. First-class Horses and
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This new hotel has been recently opened. newly
furnished throughout and will be run lor the
special accomodation of the traveling puniu'.
The beet stocked bar in the county. Kates are low.
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This larga and >»eil appointed house
the tn<»ft popular hostelry in this Miction
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D. KEEFE, Proprietor.
One of the largest ind be-t quipped
hotels in thi? section olthe
Table ol the be*t. Rj.tes 1.00 dollar per day.
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Legal liusiness attended tu
in this and adjoining counties
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estates and other legal business will receive ]
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orrios IM COUNTY BUH.DIMO
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OFFICES 711-17 FRANKLIN BfILDINIi
IS3 So. 12th Street Philadelphia.
Having retired from the office of United State? ;
Attorney and Assistant United States Attorney,
will continue the general practice of law in the
lulled States court*. anil all the courts of the!
i ity and County of Philadelphia,
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AND WAGON SHOP
Just opened at Ihe Laport"
Custom work solicited. All work |
O. W. BENNETT, Prop.
To Citre t*or*>v«*r»
Take Ciu»cn vets Cundy ratli:mie. i«v. rrt:.Vs '
1? C. C. C. fail to cure, druggists rcfutid
educate Your Rowel® Wit h Cuncnrets. j
Candy Cathartic, euro constipation forever.
10c,25c. ]f CJ. C. C, fall, druggists refund money, j
Republican News Item.
jWe have been
1 gleaning House c
s. For some time, but we are through at last. We v
j J are all fixed up in apple pie order for the /
j ======£==««•«. c.
J with the largest and best stock of goods we r
< have ever had. X
r Somethingfor Everybody, before purchasing. 112
Wc think we ean please the most eritienl buyer in Sullivan
1 county. J
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<* DUSHORE, PA TIIKJEWKLKU.
PAINTS, OILS, VARN'SHES and GLASS.
SPECIAL inducements given on
CTOVES and RANGES
and ail kinds of HEATING STOVES
for Wood or Coal, suitable for parlors, balls, churches, school houses,
J camps, etc. Attention to a line of Cheap air-tight wood heaters from
*3.00 to SIO.OO. Also a line of coal heateis from S'J.riO up to 835.00.
My Special Bargain Sale i- open on a line ..f heaters slightly
damaged by water. Good as new. but they must be sold CHEAP
i If in need of a cheap heater, call early.
My "Dockasll" Railges are without a question the tin est in the
market, made up of the best material and designed to be a handsome
Range. Furnaces always the best 011 the market. In fact we are
ready to heat the universe either in hot water, steam or air. Try us,
we guarantee satisfaction.
STOV REPAIRS AND REPAIRING.
PLUMBING, STEAM FITTING AND St'PPLIES.
n. A. Rogers &SOIL,
We grant you it is rather early in the season to talk
of reductions, but there is to be a great showing of
Holiday goods here—a showing that will surpass
any previous season. When this store advertises it
endeavors to recite the actual facts. When it's a
strong story there's strong reason for it.
ne line of Dress Goods
No use of going into detail about them—could only be done
indifferently to the neglect of many features, but we want you
to understand that we are offering a large variety of
GENERAL MERCHANDISE j
at remarkably low prices contrasted with goods of such sound,
All Kinds of Fine Flannels
A stock of such extent and variety that you are sure to tind just
the desired kind at a price to your advantage.
Highest Price Paid for Butter and Eggs.
"INTERNAL VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE OF LIBERTY.'
LAPORTE, PENNA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8,1898.
Republicans to Stand by Their
Party in Organizing the
MAGEE FOR REPUBLICANISM.
Democrats nave Three Leading Can
didates For Speaker, and Declare
That If Wanamaker Wants Fusion
He Must Turn His Votes to One of
Harrisburg, Dee. 6.—The canvass for
the speakership of the house of repre
sentatives, which organizes here on the
first Monday of next month, continues
to absorb politiical interest. The Re
publicans having 127 votes to 74 Demo
crats and 3 independents In the next
house, they will naturally control the
organization of that body. The field of
Republican candidates for speaker in
cludes Charles E. Voorhees of Phila
delphia, Ward R. Bliss of Delaware,
Frank B. McClain of Lancaster. John
R. Farr of Lackawanna and W. T.
Marshall and George M. Hosack of Al
legheny. They are in a free for all
race. No one Is yet In a position to
pick the winner. The contest will in
all probability be an open one until the
Issue Is settled in caucus. In the hope
of creating animosities toward the se
nior senator, the Wanamaker political
bureau is sending out stories one day
naming one of the candidates and the
next day picking out another as having
been slated for speaker. The fact Is
that neither Senator Quay nor Gover
nor-elect Stone proposes to interfere in
behalf of any aspirant for the speaker
shlj>. Any of those named will be
friendly to Senator Quay and absolute
ly In accord with the Stone administra
In line with the campaign they waged
against the election of Colonel William
A. Stone to the governorship, with their
leaders like Merrick, of Tioga, and
Thompson, of Allegheny, coming out
for his Democratic opponent, Jenks,
just before election day, the Wanama-
ker coterie of party wreckers are pursu
ing like tactics in an effort to
■ break up the time honored Republican
; caucus, which is always called for an
agreement among the Republicans for
! speaker and upon Republicans from
I different sections of the state for tha
1 various offices, chief clerk, resident
clerk, reading clerk and the many
minor positions. This patronage Is al
ways filled by Republicans when they
elect a majority of the members of the
house. Now, in order to get control
of these offices to be used for their sel
fish purposes the Wanamakerites have
been going over the state making deals
with Democrats and offering personal
Inducements for Republicans to keep
out of the caucus. They are ready to
enter into any bargain. Experiences In
the Penrose fight will give the people
some Idea of the character of iduce
ments that might be offered.
They have met with disappointments
and rebuffs at every hand. Republi
cans who have respect for themselves,
who hold loyalty to party above per
sonal aggrandizement, find who expect
to maintain their standing with their
party organization, indignantly resent
the mere suggestion that they refuse
to participate In a caucus of the Re
publican party. They recognize that to
do so. to Join hands with the Democrats
and be a party to a deal to advance the
interests of the Democracy and hand
over to the minority important posi
tions which the people, by their votes,
decided should be filled by Republi
cans. would mean that they would be
ostracized by their Republican col
leagues. Practical politicians look
upon a bolt from a Republican caucus
in such an important matter as the or
ganization of a legislature as the most
certain road to political suicde. es
pecially In Republican Pennsylvania.
MAGEE SPEAKS OUT.
Senator C. L. Magce, of Allegheny,
while he has said he Is opposed to the
re-election of Senator Quay, and that
he will vote against him In caucus, if
any other stalwart candidate shall be
named for the United States senate, has
expressed supreme contempt for the
tactics of the Wanamaker combine in
working up their fusion scheme. The
Wanamaker men had predicted that
both Magee, of Pittsburg, and Martin,
in Philadelphia, would keep their fol
lowers out of the Republican caucus
These stories, however, are simply on a
par with the other campaign lies which
they have been spreading over the state
to advance Wanamaker's political am- ;
bitions. even though the Republican ,
party must be disrupted to attain that
"The citizens of Pennsylvania," said
Senator Magee, In an authorized inter
view, "have just elected a Republican
executive and a legislature which is
Republican in both its branches. The
people expect the Republican party to
administer the affairs of the state and
make its laws, and the Republican par
ty will receive credit from them for
that which is good and condemnation
for that which is bad. The party must
meet its responsibilities, and it will do
HO. No Republican who respects him
self and has any feeling of loyalty to
his party in his heart can give any
valid excuse for refusing to participate
in the caucus of the Republican mem
bers of the legislature. JLet the fusion
scheme succeed and no man can tell
what legislation will pass and what ob
noxious and dangerous measures shall
be saddled upon the Republican party."
This declaration from Magee. of
rourse, means that every one of his fol
fowers in Allegheny will take part in
the caucus. Like Martin, In Philadel
phia. Magee is greatly interested in a
1 mayoralty election in Kebruary. and
! neither of these party leaders would al
low any of his associates In the legisla
! hire to do anything calculated to arouse
a feeling- of disregard or disrespect for
party organization or party discipline.
None of the Philadelphia members of
the legislature, with possibly one ex
ception. the single Wanamaker mem
ber of the house, it is declared, would
for an instant think of keeping out of
the Republican caucus.
The scheme of the Wanamaker pollti- j
i cal bureau is to get the Democratic
members to support Koontz, of Somer
set, a Wanamaker Republican, for
speaker, with the understanding that !
the Democrats are to get a liberal share
of the patronage of the house and the
control of important committees. The
Wanamakerites will make no specific
agreement on the United States sena
torshlp. They want to elect Wanamaker
if they can: next tliey are for Gordon,
who is Wanamaker's Philadelphia De
mocratic ally ami adviser, and If they can
not get him they will turn in for any
Democrat. With them it is anybody to
| defeat Quay, whom Wanamaker, Gor
don and District Attorney Graham, of
Philadelphia, are determined to "wipe
out" at all hazards.
DEMCRATS FOR THEIR PARTY.
But the Democratic leaders have not
taken kindly to the Wanamaker idea of
doing business. They see that Wana
maker is working his own political
game, and that although they would
represent the big end of any successful
| fusion deal that might be made, they
- are only allowed to play second flddl-f
[ according to the Wanamaker program
Influential Democrats maintain that as
| the Democrats have 74 straight votes,
| and only 29 Republican votes are neces
! sary to make up the 103 required to
elect a speaker, a Democrat should be
j supported fur the speakership. There
j are already three strong men in the De
j mocracy of Pennsylvania engaged in a
canvass for the Democratic caucus nom
ination for the speakership. They are
Robert McCny Poster of Centre, Chas.
B. Spatz of Berks and Captnin George
W. Skinner of Fulton.
They are all former members and
well equipped for the position.
Mr. Foster is a graduate of the State
college and Is recognized as a leading
and influential Democrat of Centre. He
has had a valuable experience in mer
cantile life, and is methodical and exact
in his habits. He would make a good
speaker, as he always commands the
attention and respect of his colleagues.
His votes in the last session of the
legislature should comn.entL him to the
Independent Republicans, who claim
that their only desire is th,at the speak
er's chair shall be filled by some one
In sympathy with reform. Berks coun
ty's Democratic candidate for the
speakership, Mr. Spatz, is a native of
Philadelphia. He was born in Novem
ber, 1865, just five years after Mr. Fos
ter first saw the light of day. The
Spatz household was transferred to
Boyertown in 1572. where the subject of
this passing comment attended the
common schools, and he afterward at
tended the Kallynoan academy and Mt.
Pleasant seminary, of Boyertown. In
1881, a* the death of his father, he be-
came editor and pub'isher of the Boy
ertown Demo-rat and Der Boyertown
Bauer, two of Berk's county's leading
papers, which h has successfully eon
ducted up to tlit present time, lie has
always been an active end 1 ::s:.*tent
Democrat and s;. uv:i in hi . party.
The thii and »:•> ;ir«mir.f nt candi
date. Captain Si'i: .-. of the
best known Deitiocruts In th • K> ysti.ne
statf. ll,' v.-.-is i iirn in Franklin coun
ty in January. 1 :=; was .-ducuted at
Washington and JeCereon eoUege, en
listed as a 1 'iiva ,» in the Seventy-sev
enth I'enn • v.uiia volunteers u.t the
age of 10, and iwe i > the rank of cap
tain. serving ovt-r thr.c .wars in the
army. Ho was electt-d to the legisla
ture from Franklin county in 1569 and
1870 and from Pulton county in ISBS,
1890 and 1892. lie was journal clerk of
the house in 1575 and 1871!, Democratic
caucus nominee for speaker In IS9I. )
He was pension agent for the western
district of Pennsylvania under Cleve
land's last administration. Captain
Skinner is a lawyer, editor of the Ful
ton Democrat and is engaged in the
tanning and mercantile business.
Philadelphia Leads Off iu Wiping !
Out All Eepublican Fac
MARTIN AS A STALWART. |
110 Declines to Join the Wunainutsvr- ;
Uoi'don-Gmlmm C'olll blue and Stands |
by His I'nrty— Mod tire Seoreh Judge j
Gordon—The Quay t'nsc.
Philadelphia. Dec. r>.—The Quaker I
City is experiencing a remarkable 1
change in political conditions in the
contest for the Republican nomination
for mayor, which is now under way.
Though the convention will not be held
until the 28th ins'.., the result is al
ready foreshadowed in the combination
of forces back of the candidacy of
Samuel 11. Ashbridgc. who at last
month's election was c hosen to suc
ceed himself as coroner. Ashbrldge is
popular with the rank and ille of the
Republican party, and, with a positive !
strength of his own, and with friendly |
relations with alt the leaders, he was |
the logical candidate for them to unite j
upon. This was done after an agree- 1
ment among themselves chat factional |
hostilities must cease. After several j
years of the most bitter and expensive •
contests over waged within any po- ;
llttcal organization it is a source of •
satisfaction to all that combiners and :
anti-combiners, leaders' leagues and
other factionists shall cease to exist as
such, and that all elements cir sup
port an acceptable candidate •*" -»
1.25 er - Year
MARTIN A STALWAKT.
These harmonious relation* are not
: merely confined to local politics, but
: they cover state politics as we]'. Sen
ator Martin save liin word to stand by
j Colonel Stone, and despite the en
| treaties of the Wanamalr .-r-Gordon
• Graham combine to turn in for Janks
| he loyally supported the whole Kepub
! lican ticket, and the 85,000 plurality for
■ Colonel Stone was the result. The same
inlluenees are now working to get Seri
ator Martin to join in the fusion move
| ment to keep Republican members of
■ the legislature out 01 the Republican
caucus for speaker of the house, but
he replies, like Senator Magee, of Aile
j gheny, that he is "a Republican." it
| is Martin's proud boar; that In- never
cut a candidate oil .in: - Republican
ticket. He has tim>■ <1 ;ime again
emphasized his stalwart It -pub:i anlsn:,
and every one of his followers In t:
legislature will be found in the re
publican caucus and stan.lin. ' . :h..
choice of the majority for s;» akc: and
United States senator.
Interest naturally centers in the trial
of Senator Quay, which comes up I"
court on the 12th Inst. Not v
who are pushing this pros -, mien 1:..-.ve
any Idea that there will be :L conviction
of any of the defendant: Yh • i .lltica!
conspirators back of this m" de:
perate and contemptible cap.'. >, ver,
vainly hop«* that the. r.ay i.I some
manner injure Senator Quay s » p.a to
affect him in his canvs p r re-- '.?<■
tlon to the United States senat • '
combined energies and rcsou .•«•» <>f
Wanamaker, Gordon and i
thrown Into this case h. . • :„i d .
naily to prejudice the < ■ mii-i
against Senator Quay, it everywhotc
regarded as the most Infnrvioit c,v. .
political persecution ever attetvn-.-.l in
this county, it is pot gen ral y knot n.
but it is a fact, tieve thelci •-. that < v< n
with the Quay inten ::. h:.vit • ,i -
portunity to be rem. , . I bv coun
sel before the grand ju:;. •! •>»! • >.-=
are never heard there, the grand jury
came within one v< ' of ,-.ii
the indictments in the case. And this
happened, too. after George P. Grail m,
with all the power i.i th. ■ i. , i. i
torney's office at 1 •i. i. . ;-a 1s; • u
for more than two hour> pre -»nting
the case with all tii» coloring ■ hieh •
master in this lino c i''d pi'ni again.- 1
the defendants. The vet w.-.s 9to 1 in
favor of letting the «-av v > tot
Under the law Graham .1 m h tv.»
12 votes or his c . • r. Yi\
then and there. T. • -c ;• ■>.; ■ sine*
have hern in lin.• • bat usually
happens under Fi'.ii'.i-
As was expected. Jitd.ce
whose son is employ-. 1 ean : ssistant
to District Attorney Graham. •. nd -ho
took part in the arrtiin> dismissed
the demurrers of Senator Quay's coun
sel, and the case goe* tu th • jury.
With anything H'te an impartial trial
acquittal of the accuse i is bound to
follow. Many leading cit'rons have
publicly expressed tli r.i ;t in de
claring that neither Sena -or Quay nor
Ills son Richard, it: their tranractions
with the People's hank, did anything
more than business men do every day
In borrowing money <v.r which they
give collateral, and upon which they
pay the usual rate of interest.
M'CLURE SCORES GORDON.
Probably the most amusing of the
many exciting episodes of this cam
paign against Senator Quay occurred
this week, following Judge Gordon's
sensational retirement from the bench
on the morning- that the Quay case
was to come up in his court. If Judge
Gordon had deliberately determined to
further impress that idea upon th«
minds of those who believe his retire
ment from the judiciary was due to his
fear of the impeachment proceedings
contemplaed by Senator Quay's friends
he cou'.d not have made a move more
calculated to do so than that which he
did this week. Colonel A. K. McClure,
of The Times, has been one of the most
outspoken of those who have criticized
Judge Gordon's operations in polities
while sitting on the bench. Gordon,
stinging ler these sharp comments,
came out in a three column letter with
a tierce attack on McOlur- lie accused
Mm of attacking- many judges because
they would not do as he wished, of be
ing at the head of a band of legislators
In his earlier days who exacted tribute
for all legislation passed at Harrisburg.
and also declared that h- -..is still in
debted to the People's bank in a large
amount of money. McClure, with
characteristic boldness, printed Gor
don's letter in full in his own paper,
and informed the editors of the Phila
delphia papers that he had no objec
tion to their publishing it. In 1: . own
paper. The Times, he gave the letter
under this heading. "The Compliments
of a Forcibly Disrobed Judge to the
Man Who Unmasked Hiin. Tn an
editorial reply The Times said:
"Whether Judge Gordon is to be pit
ied. as a harmless lunatic, wholly ir
responsible for his utterances, or
whether he is to be criticized -s an
Intelligent citizen who appreciates the
malicious falsity of his statements ac
cusing tnen who have thwarted his
mean ambition and finallv compelled
him to resign the judicial position
which he so conspicuously dishonored.
Is a question we leave to the consider
ate judgment of the people." Then af
ter taking up seriatum and denying
each of the charges made In Judg-
Gordon's letter, the editorial conclude-;
' It has been the pride of A. K. Mc-
Clure that he has always been able, in
his public and private efforts, to pro
voke and defy the vindictive hatred
and defamation of every public jobb< ■
of every public thief, every official lie: -
Jtirer and every forcibly disrobed judgt
and In charitable pity he accepts Judge
Gordon's highest compliment ever given
him from the criminal classes of the