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Republican News Item, j
CHAS. LOREN WING, JEditor.
THURSDAY DKC. 22, I Wis. |
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REPUBLICAN NEWS ITEM,
Harrlsburg, Dec. 20.—Political events
pf the past week have so crowded upon
the heels of each other that one scarce
ly knows which to take up iirst. Per
haps the most interesting occurrence
was the gathering of Democrats for
which John 11. Fow. of Philadelphia,
was responsible. Fow is a unique char
acter. His Democracy does not weigh
heavily upon his broad shoulders at
any time. He comes bark to the house
this year with a nondescript sort of a
political standing. He was not only
the Democratic candidate for the leg
islature in his district, but he also had
the Republican, the Prohibition and the
Honest Government party nominations.
There are few more crafty politicians
in the state than Fow. Why he called
the Democratic members and senators
together probably no one but himself
will ever be truly certain. That the
meeting was called ostensibly to pro
mote the Wanamaker fusion scheme
for the organization of the legislature
and the election of a fusion candidate
for United States senator we all know.
That it was a most complete lizzie is I
also a fact. That it gave the fusion
scheme a terrible black eye is generally
admitted. And now where does Fow
come in? There are those mean enough
to insinuate that Fow knew it was to
be a failure before it was called, and
that Fow is more than ever endeared to
the Republican leaders who will have
the distribution of the patronage on
"the hill," and who will also make up
the committee appointments for the
speaker of (he house. All the Demo
crats who were deluded into coming
up here to attend Fow's fake fusion
meeting are anxious to see what good
commitfees Fow will be placed on.
Those who did not come are just as
much interested in the same subject.
Hereafter the Democratic members
propose to look out for themselves.
IUCCESSFUL FUSION IMPOSSIBLE.
No one wlio understands the situation
oas any idea that there is the slightest
enhance of successful fusion on Neither
.lie speakership or tho senatorship. Not
only are the Guffey leaders and the
Gordon lieutenants jealous of each
other, but nearly every member of the
Democratic delegation is eager to get
reoDgnitior. from the Republican speak
er, and they are all suspicious of each
other's every movement. The fact that
none of the older members in the Dem
ocratic delegation believes the anti-
Quay Republicans can show anything
like the number of votes necessary to
make up the fusion majority on the
speakership makes them all hesitate
about going into a losing deal.
Guffey has got the senatorial bee
buzzing under his sombrero at a lively
rate. He has already spent a fortune
in the canvass, and he is giving out
some sort of an interview or signed
statement every other day In order to
give the Republicans the impression
that the Democrats are a unit for fu
sion. He has State Chairman Garman
helping him to create sentiment with
the same tactics. are both talk
ing themselves hoarse. But Garman in
his latest interview has hurt rather
than helped Guffey's cause. He tells
the Democrats that in view of the great
national political issues involved in the
election of a United States senator they
must not think of voting for any Re
publican for Quay's seat. They must
•draw the line in the fusion negotia
tions when it comes to electing a mem
ber of the United States senate.
This interview of Garman's has
brought the true significance of the
present political situation right home
to the Republicans of Pennsylvania.
They see the Democrats standing firm
ly and loyally by their free trade, free
silver and anti-McKinley policy and
resolutely refusing to consider any
proposition from the anti-Quay Repub
licans to desert their Democratic stand
ard. The Democrats have called a
caucus to be held here on Monday, Jan.
2, and it will then become apparent
that the Wanamaker scheme cannot
be carried out. Republican senators
and members who have been here dur
ing the last week picking out their
seats and selecting their boarding
places for the session all report that
their constituents demand that there
shall be no weakening or wavering of
the Republican party lines in either the
organization of the legislature or the
election of a United States senator.
They all agree that any Republican
who fails to participate in the regu
larly called caucus of his party will be
politically ostracised, not only by their
Republican colleagues here, but. by his
constituents at home.
PARR HAS THE CALL.
The contest for the Republican cau
cus nomination for speaker of the
house, which will be equivalent to an
election, has. In the opinion of many,
been practically decided. While Ward
R. Bliss, of Delaware; Charles E. Voor
hces, of Philadelphia; Frank McCla'n,
of Lancaster, and William Marshall,
of Allegheny, are still in tho race, all
indications point to an agreement
among the loaders of different elements
upon Representative John R. Parr, of
Lackawanna county. Farr, who Is
widely known as the advocate of com
pulsory education and of the free
school book legislation, is a newspaper
man by profession. He has had the
experience of several terms in the
house and would make an acceptable
speaker. He has announced a platform
In which he says that if elected he will
favor a short session, that all elements
In the Republican party shall be treat
ed in a fair and manly manner, and
that It will be his aim to promote har
mony In the party. 9
||yJ|VlaUS ON TIME.
FOR THE CHILDREN.
FOR THE ELDER
Quadruple Plated Silverware.
If you Appreciate
buying I'roin a square, honorable house, which transact- business
oii the square, don't forget when in need of
CLOTHING, SHOES, LADIES'COATS & CAPES
io patronize the originators ol the small profit system and you
certainly wont regret taking advantage of a guide to upright
dealers. Mercury has taken a drop, consequently drop to this
[jointer and don'l buy an Overcoat. Suit, Shoes, Furnishing
goods. Ladies' Cloaks, nr anything in our large lines until you
have first visited us. *
Read the Following Low Prices:
Here is a special oiler in men's blue or black overcoats at ">.OO
are worth every cent K.OO. Men's dress suits, tine made,strictly
all wool, at (>.OO are wort h 10.00. Men's black suits were sold
at 5.00, now 2.7"). Youths' suits at 2.20, are sold all over at
1.00. Children's overcoats at 1.25 are special bargains. Chil
dren's suits. heavy weight, 1.00. Special offer in all wool heavy
lop shirts at 50c. Heavy wool undershirts or drawers at -*»Oe,
worth 1.00. Ladies' ribbed vests, oxtry heavy. 20c.
Shoes, Rubber Boots & Shoes.
Don't wait:-—prices cannot be lower. Many people think
if they wait until very late in the season they can buy at cost.
Do you know when you get an article at costlf yon d<» we
will ask you to come and see our low prices now. our re
ductions and you will be convinced that you can buy merchan
dise at our store 10 percent, cheaper than any other place. Come
and see the plain facts at our large store with small prices.
(iood attendants and always glad to show you goods and
H/v*. The Reliable Dealer in Clothing
JaCOh Per Boots and Shoes.
25c 50c DRUGGISTS
Try The News Item Job Office Once.
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$ $ Independent in Thought,
* 5 Indomitabl in Actione.
The State Normal School of East i
Stroudsburg, Pa., furnishes its stu-!
dents' rooms complete. The only;
school to carpet its students' rooms
with line l.russels carpet. The lirst
and only school to introduce plain
and fancy sewing,without additional
cost to pupils. See advertisement in
.1 \V. liitnk hns ;i tiinf line «»t horse
Ti» ( urr Citifitiinitioii l'»ro*'^r.
<'.isuuieu c'uuiiy CiUliurtie. 11k* or Silo,
li < . Ini 1 tociirc, uriiCßists refund lunnev
Now lot of rubbers :it •!. W. Hack'?!
UMll't ToIUIMM *»!»>} tiJHI Mlllilit lour Ill*'
To fjn.i. i: : ;1 v:■ lul l.'ft \ I < in;t«z I
nctic. full OF i IT rv»* :IIM vi 'or, ta!;e No To- !
Hac. tlio v t\ ihn*. »•»:!!;«••• *v.rncij •
s:ron?. r . All ruie or *l. Cure ;uiur;iii-j
j foeil IttKir.lt i uiul SiiujpU: 112!(.•«.. A.ltin ss |
Siorli'iir liMf'-i'.v Co., <M»i<->i»ro or Now York.
(■oto.l. W. Huck, Soncstown, for
dry t"'oods. hoots, shoes, caps; under
} Dhirnto Voiir lloivrlH Willi CwsrnrctH.
Uiuiily < .ii.h"nic, i'urn consiitiiilioii former.
100. if<'. 0.0. f;i 11* drnfffrlsnt refund im mry.
For shoes and rubbers <ro to W.Buck
To C'urp Countt|mtlon Forever*
Take Casonrets Cumiy Catlmriic. 10c or 25c.
If «\ i'. c. fail tocure, UrusKisis n funil money.
For batter crocks goto •! \V. Buck's.
JJo-To-Bac for Fl.'.y Cents.
Guaranteed tohacro habit. euro, makes weak
men Simnn, biood pure. !M)c, sl. All lirußxistS.
Evcrvlimly Suy* -'ft,
Ciiscarets (,'amlv Cathartic. tin! most won- I
(lei'lul imdieul (liscoverv ot tho pleas
ant, and lelri'Hlinnr to I lie taste, act. fterilly
ami iiofi'tivi'ly on kidneys, liver tiud Imwela, i
I'leansin/ the entire svst-ut. dispel eolds,
cine lieudiiclic, fever, linliitnal constipation j
and biliousness. I'Wgi- huy and try a liox
of C. ('. C. to-ilny; 10, .">0 i t nts. Sold ucd
guaruntoed to euro by all druggists.
G. A. Rogers
(Successor to B.W. Fawcett.)
l>io\<-le repairing. I'ir vdo sundries.
Fishing tackle, at lowest possible |
Sensational Display of
Wise buyers will recog-j
nize the economy embraced j
in staying at home and. deal j
| with us for Christmas gifts.
Vl prices I m rely shading over
To tjuicken the selline of our
large line of
• we marked them at a verv low
Von can safely Imy any article;
from our large stock as new :
goocls. Its one of the occasions
of rare good fortune that care
ful buyers are quick to profit
No Shoddy Goods.
Everything first-class at
at MODERATE PRICES.
E. L. Place,
and Winter j
Every corner of the store is |
bright, with the newest things |
for Women's wear and Men's j
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,
! PROCTOR, PA.
FOR THE GREAT
l lie success ot our Holiday Sales depends upon
giving overvalue rather than undervalue for the money
you spend with us. Therefore we will stand up to these
LAN AVALANCHE OF NEW GOODS.
I Our supply of Christmas Goods is extraordinary
Three big stores sparkles with new styles and colorings of
Fashions latest creation for XMass presents.
Our prices always touch the lowest ebb in General
Merchandise. Our stock is absolutely complete.
At prices all too small.
I JENNINGS BROS.
We keep in stock at uur mills a
complete line of dressed lumber
in hemlock and hardwood.
Gang Sawed and Trimmed Lumber.
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 surprised
how cheap they are in the end.
We have just unpacked such ft stock of coats and enpes lo which we are pleased
to call your special attention. We do not pretend to handle the cheapest
coats in the market, but 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 IN 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 Cor 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 yon will ")>» aston
•olied that, we are able to give you such bargains.
One word in regard to foot wear:
Uur shoe department was never more complete and it you will 'lavor us with
j 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 bouts and shoes ever
brought before the public. Un crockery we have just received some vers
pretty designs in Decorated Dinner Sets to which we invite your attention.
The buying of country produce has always been a special feature ot on
Business, and we still continue in paying the highest each pi ices tor Butter
Egg« and Wool.
F P. Rvlvara PUSHQRE, PA.
Wright & Haight,
M. R. BLACK, Forksvilie, Pa.
F U rmt«r| itfndsrtaftii . 9
! Doors, Sash, Moulding, Flooring, Ceiling etc.
Full and complete seasoned stock always 011 hand.
IA 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 wrth
: safety and dispatch.