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KKITHI.ICAN TICK EI".
Justice of tlie supreme Court,
WILLIAM P. POTTER,
FRANK G. HARRIS,
The suggestion of Senator Mason, therefore,
that "the man who attempted to kill President
McKinley is guilty of treason" does not point to
a remedy. It is treason in fact, but it is not so
as a nation have faced. A spirit of vengeance
seizes us and in a fit ot seeming justice we would
kill by alow inches the slayer of the father of
American prosperity. Then a hope looms np
under the law of the United States, and cannot i before us like the dawn of morn. That hope is
HON. H. M. McCLURE.
GEO. A. B0TDOBF.
Vol. XXXVni, 8EPT. 1!, 1901.
PROTECTION FOR THE PRESIDENT.
THE feeling that it is impossible under ex
isting laws adequately to punish the anar
chist who attempted to take the life of President
McKinley lias led to a widespread desire for
measures letter to protect the Chief of State from
the attacks of those who strike at the govern
ment through his person. Public sentiment
would doubtless approve a law prescribing an ex
tremely severe penalty for any attack upon the
President, but it is not easy to devise legislation
to that end, because the constitution of the
United States was drafted with the set purpose
of protecting the people from their rulers, with
out any thought of the necessity of protecting
the rulers from some of the jeople.
The founders of the government were extreme
ly particular about the bill of rights safeguard
ing individual citizens and about protecting the
representatives of the people from arrest during
their sessions. They had before them examples
of arbitrary power, and knew how Charles I had
trampled on Parliamentary opposition and in
vaded the House of Commons. They did not
dream, however, that in a republic the free choice
of the voters could le in any danger of violence,
and so they left him to the same protection of
the law given to any other citizen. They did
not foresee that his danger would be greater, and
that before this time three Presidents would be
shot down, not because of any personal enmity,
but because they happened to stand at the head
of the government. It may be doubted if, in
case they had foreseen the danger, they would
be made so. The question, then, arises whether
a special penalty can be prescribed" for attacks on
the President without running counter to this
constitutional definition. Mr. McKinley the
individual is no different from other citizens and
no law could be passed saying that an attack on
William McKinley was a different crime from
an attack on John Smith. It is only as Mr.
McKinley is President that his life becomes of
special importance, and an attack on it deserv
ing of special punishment Popular sentiment
is instinctively correct in considering a blow
aimed at the President a blow aimed at the State.
It is treasonable in its nature, but would the
courts look upen legislation constituting assault
upou the President into a distinct crime other
wise than as an attempt, under another name, to
punish treason beyond the warrant of the con
No doubt, with the importation of European
millions, that simple society in which free men
are naturally good and only rulers are to be
feared, such as the fathers dreamed of in their
Utopian isolation, is no longer possible. We
have learned that the Executive is not the men
ace to liberty they feared, and that he is a tar
get for attacks by enemies of society not then in
existence. To hedge his oflice about with legal
safeguards may require an amendment to the
constitution, and that is a slow and difficult pro
cess. It has leen suggested that as commander-in-chief
of the army the President might be pro
tected under the articles of war, which punish
with death any soldier who strikes a superior
officer. But the articles of war do not apply to
civilians, and the prejudice of the American
people against "military despotism" is so great
that even to accomplish a desirable object they
would never consent to making the relation of
the President to any civilian, even a criminal,
that of a military chief to his subordinate. The
law now seeks to protect officers in the discharge
of their duties, and prescribes special punishment
for interfering with or resisting them. Possibly
an analogy to them may be found for the Presi
dent, so that a law could punish severely any
body interfering with him or trying by violence
to prevent him from performing his duties,
without, ou the one hand, depriving individuals,
whether in the White House or in a hut, of
equality before the law, or, on the other hand,
trying to reintroduce into the American code a
class of treasons expelled from it by the consti
tution. Possibly no action at all is ueccessary. The
penalty of an unsuccessful attack on the Presi
dent's life is indeed ridiculously light, and an
soon dispelled and we stand at the grave of the
third martyr of American greatness and grandeur.
The tears of a nation's sorrow are trickling
down over millions of loyal cheeks and moisten
ing the hearts of the American people with their
bitterness. The yoke of grief is galling and the
crime seems all the more severe when we see
that oily a worthless life can be taken by the
law to avenge the crime by which these United
States have lost their president a statesman of
the highest type, a scholar, and a diplomat with
the keenest eye, a man for whom every true
loyal American had the most devoted love and
esteem. We bow to-day at the tomb of a great
and grand man. He has been to the American
prosperity what Washington was to American
liberty and what Lincoln was to the Union of
the American States. He has leen even more
than that. The Post has no desire to rob ash
ington of any of the lustre he so richly deserves,
but the country at that time was only a handful
of people in comparison to the multitude of
commercial interests that confronted McKinley
in this age. Crtnpellol to face the growing
power of wealth, the disagreement of labor, and
those larger and unwielding problems arisiag
from the troubles with Spurn, President Mc
Kinley exhibited himself the complete master of
the situation. The tasks devolving upon Presi
dent McKinley incident to the new and compli
cated foreign relations required brains and happily
McKinley was able to cope with them.
We baw our heads in silence, but, for what ?
In memory of the stalwart giant and peerless
promoter of American prosperity. The nation
has lost more than a president. It hr s lost a
man. We meau a man in the very highest
sense and Our grief is more bitter and more gall
ing because of the short comings of the law to
mete out complete justice to such an anarchistic
It is for us and for all good citizens to sub
mit calmly and quietly to the statutes and bear
our grief like men and like soldiers. 'McKin
ley is dead1 and Roosevelt is our president.
. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT.
"I shall take the oath of office in obedience
to your request, sir, and In doing ao It snail
be mv aim to continue absolutely unbroken
the policy of President McKinley, which has
I A Sensational
have 1 , 11 uillinir In ininril :nr:iin.st it. So fearful
.. e j. D 1 . ... 1 outraged people demand fieavv punishment of
were tnev of surrounding the .President with . b 1 r . r
anything of the divinity that doth hedge a king.
Under the English common law an attack on
the head of the State was treason, but the
American democracy, feeling that no just ruler
could be in danger, and also feeling that any
such law ol treason might be used by an un
scrupulous President to punish opponents, as it
had been in England, where ministers in favor
had Bent ministers out of favor to the block,
changed the common law rule and declared :
"Treason against the United States shall consist
only in levying war against them or in adhering
to their enemies, giving them aid and conif'or."
such miscreants as Czolgosz. It is to be remeni
bered, however, that these wretches always strike
expecting to kill and to face the death penalty
themselves. If that does not deter them it is
doubtful if a heavier penalty for assault would
do so. It would, perhaps, vindicate the dignity
ot the government, but it is doubtful if it would
really be an additional safeguard to the Presi
THE PRESIDENT IS DEAD,
r I "VII ft scenes and transitions of life that a
fortnight can bring forth are legion.
What changes ! What hopes! what sorrows we
given peace, prosiierity and honor to our be-
will remain the same.'
loved country. For the present the cabinet
These words from the new president certainly
should allay all fear of those who had the idea
that Roosevelt would run things with a high
hand. It was natural to suppose that he would
want his own cabinet, but he wants no distur
bance in the official family at this time. Those
who know Roosevelt lyst, know that he would
follow in the footsteps of McKinley's publ ic
policy. Why should he not? McKinley won
the esteem of the American pet-pie by that poli
cy and any change would be at the risk of his
The country need not fear President Roose
velt's course. He is a young man, but he has
had ample experience in life and especially in
public affairs to weigh well every public act and
especially if that policy would be at variance
with the policy pursued by McKinley. The
Pcst has no fears of the Roosevelt administration.
HOME AXI) FOREIGN MISSIONARY SO
CIETY. The 22nd annual convention of the
Woman's Home and Foreign Mission
ary Society of the Evangelical Luther
an synod of central Pennsylvania will
be held in the Lutheran church, Mid-
dlebutgh, Pa., Sept. 3, 24 and 25, 1001.
MONDAY, 7.H0 P. If,
Anthem .... Choir
Hymn 2iK), Hook of Worship.
Address Dev. A. Stewart Hart man,
See. B. H. m ., Baltimore, Md
Collection. Doxology. Benediction.
TUESDAY, A. M.
Devotional Service led t)y
Mrs. Jacob Ley, Andersonburg, Pa.
i)..HU A. M.
Reception of Delegates.
Reporta of Corresponding Secretary,
Treasurer, Historian, Literature
Committee! Organising Com
mittee, Box Work Committee.
Report of Delegate t Biennial Con
vention. Report ofSynodlcal Organiser.
Ejection of Officers.
TKKSMAV, 2 l It.
PmiM Service, led by
Itev. It. W. Mottern, Salon, Pa.
Is the Wirk of our Woman's Mission
ary Society a fulfillment of prophesy?
Mrs. Rev. W. H. Schoch, New
Has the Christian church been made
stronger and more progressive by
I me innuenoe aim power ot our
Mrs. George Parker, Mexico, Pa.
Are we as a Society coming up to the
full standard of our opportunities
in the Mission field?
Miss Mary E. Oarber, Anderson
What are some of the most grievous
hindrances in our work ?
Mrs. Dr. Frank, Millheim, Pa.
Will God remove all barriers in the
way of our work, if we simply
trust Him and press on in the path
wherein He has led us.
Voluntary Personal Responses.
7.80 P. m.
Anthem .... Choir
Address Itev. J. H. Harpster, D. D.,
Collection. Doxology. Benediction,
WKONKSDAY, l A. M.
Devotional Service, led by
Mrs. M. B. Smith, Iteedsville, Pa.
. B.80 A. m.
Heading of Minutes.
Unfinished Businsfj. New Business.
Our Cradle Itoll and Its benefits.
Mrs. Itev. W. M. Rearick, West
2 P. at.
Hymn of Praise. Prayer.
"Bring ye all the tithes into the store
house". Mrs. Rev. R. W. Mottern, Salona,
Conference of Auxiliary Delegates.
'Feed my lambs. "
3 p. M.
Address - Mrs. Rev. J. H. Harms,
7.30 P. m.
Anthem - Choir
Address The responsibility of woman
toward the spread the Gospel.
Rev. I. O. Moser, Port Royal, Pa.
$i5 to $18 a Week
aalary fnr an Intelligent man or wonmn In encli
town. Permanent ponltlon. 30 eents per hour
for -pare time. Manufacturer, Boi 78, 1'lilln-
"What would you do if you had a
million dollars?" said one plain every
day man, "Oh," replied the other
"I suppose I'd put in most my time
comparing myself with some one who
iiad a billion and feeling discontent
ed." Washington Star.
The plague of '90 La Grippe.
The destroyer ol LaGriope Mile' Nerrtne.
Tbe most miserable beings in the
world are those suffering from Dys
pepsia and Liver Complaint. More
than seventy-ti.e per cent, of the
neonle in the United States are af
Hided with these two diseases and
their effects i such as Sour Stomach,
Sick Headache. Habitual Costive
ness. Palpitation of the Heart,
Heart-burn, Water-brash, Gnawing
and Burning Pains at the Pit of the
Stomach, Yellow Skin, Coated
Tongue and Disagreeable Taste in
theMouth, Coming up of Food after
Eating, Low Spirited, etc. Go to
your druggist and get a bottle of
August Flower for 75 cents. Two
doses will relieve you. Try it. Get
Green's Prize Almanac.
REDUCED RATES TO SCRANTON
VIA PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD'
Account State League of Republican
For the meeting of the State League
of Republican Clubs, to be held in
Scran ton, September 17 and 18, the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company will
sell excursion tickets to Scran ton from
all stations on its line in the State of
Pennsylvania and from stations on the
Belvidere Division, Trenton to Belvi
dere, inclusive, at the rate of one fan'
for the round trip (minimum rate, 25
cents). Tickets to be sold and good
going September 10. 17, and 18, and to
return until September 20, inclusive.
Everything in proportion
we are compelled to re
duce, because we made
our purchase too heavy
for this season.
B.v purchasing ten dollars
worth of goods, we will
pay half fare.
Owing to the Spring season on T
hand we offer you WONDEK"
FUL BARGAINS in the beauti- j
ful line of Negligee Shirts, beauti-
ful Shirt Waists up-to-date. The X
very latest styles in Gents' Fur i
nishing Goods at a great reduction
in prices as follows:
$16.00 Suits cut down to SI 3.00
14.00 Suits cut down to 1 1.00
12.00 Suits cut down to 9.90
10.00 Suits cut down to 7.89
8.00 Suits cut down to 5.00
SIS E. Market H
1 1' M l 1 1 1 l-l-M-H -I t 1 I M-I-H' 1 1 ! I I t IIIIIM H-1 t I-H I ! 1 1 1 I 1 I
of Clothing and gents' furnishing
goods began Thursday, July 11th,
and will continue until the whole
stock is disnosed of. W liavo
bought H. Katz's large stock of
Olothing at the Sheriffs Sale at 25c
on the dollar and we will sell at
your own price, as the stock must be
sold regardless of first cost. Don't
delay, come at once and get the
Here are a few :
9 5.00 Suits at $2.50 $ 7.50 Suits at $4.00
10.00 Suits at 5.50 12.00 Suits at 7.00
$15.00 Suits at $8.50
We cannot mention many prices as the space is
small. Don't forget to come to the Sheriffs Great
Sacrifice Sale to get your BARGAINS.
The Assignees of JJ KATZ.
; ; Next to Court House, Middleburgh, Penna.
H'M-Mli'lM-H-l-l-l-H-l-liM tH 'M-M-M 'Mil 1 M Mill II 1 1 HH4
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ABLE MERCHANDISE at my store at Kantz- 9
the place formerly occupied by Mrs. I. B. Bomig. I
Lancaster Ginghams 5c.
Latest Style Shoes as low as 75c.
Calicoes all marked down low.
Freed Bros. Shoes all sizes.
Bargains Offered Now. j
My stock is reduced to cost and below cost. J
QcjpjA Lancaster Ginghams 5Jc.
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These shoes are coin? ranidlv. No wonder. The ,1
w a w
g price is so low people can't help but pick up theso
o These arc Closing-out Bargains that come so sel
2 dom, you can not afford to miss them. It will pay
g you to travel 10 to 20 miles to take advantage o" suc h J
m iikuicb. .
Iffi" We will save you pocket-lrook from consumption and
send yen away wiser, hapicr and richer than ever before. Strike
while the iron is hot and we will make your eyes dazzle with tl1'
5 multitude of bargains.
I GEO. B. RINE,