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VOL. XYI. NO. SO
THE ONLY PAPER PUBLISHED AT THE OOUNTY SEAT OP SULLIVAN COUNTY.
COUNTY SEAT J
|LOCAL AND PERSONAL|
I EVENTS BRIEFLY TOLD |
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F.J. Glover of Dushore was a
business visitor in town Tuesday.
Mrs. F. H. Ingham and daugh
ter Jean spent Saturday in Dushore
Leo Moran of Muncy Valley was
a visitor in this place Wednesday.
Miss Murle Jillson of Mun3y
Valley is visiting her aunt, Mrs.
George P. Geiger of Mt. Herman,
Mass., spent several days this week
in this place.
Miss Alberta Heess, who has
been quite ill with tonsilitis, is
George S. Spittigue of Newark,
N. Jtransacted business in this
place on Tuesday.
Michael Flynn and son John at
tended the funeral of Mrs. Thos.
McLaughlin at Bernice on Wed
John Hassen, Jr., and wife auto
ed the following to Dushore Wed
nesday evening: Larey Lawrenson,
Ida Hartung and Helen Maben.
W. C; Mason, Misses Marjorie
and lone Mason and Mrs. R. W. >
Mason were shopping in Williams
port on Thursday.
The V. I. S. would like bids for
attending the street lamps by the
month. Send bids to the secretary
before Dec. 30. H. O. Ingham,
Miss Frances Boice, of Philadel
phia, died at her home Friday oi
last wVck."" Miss ] C e was well
and favorably kn n to many
Sullivan county having
spent many summer a t Laporte.
The following fro. this place
were at Dushore Wedgday even
ing to attend the Imtnte enter
tainment: Mr and M A. F.
Heess, Mr. and Mrs F.X'Meylert,
Judson Brown, Prof. Jahy and
Miss Olive Keeler.
The V. I. S. will he "Bake
Sales" again, the first or. will be
held at the home of Mrs Keeler,
beginning at 2:30 on iturday
afternoon, January 4, 191.' There
will be cakes, pies, pudding bread
biscuits, etc., on sale. Special
orders filled on request.
HILDRED AND BERMICE
\\ e regret to announce tli death
of Mrs. Thomas V. McLaghlin
who died on Sunday mornin, Dec.
15, after a lingering illnes borne
with a true christian spirit never
complaining but ready andwMing at
all times to help any one i' need
She leaves a husband and tvj sons
and one daughter to moun her
loss. She will be sadly mfeed by
both young and old.
Mrs. George Webb of Vaverly,
N. Y., was visiting Mn 11. J.
Sehaad of Mildred last wi>k.
Frank Ramsey was isi ting his
sister, Mrs. ,1. B. Dugan of Sayre
Elizabeth Spence daughter of
James 11. Spence, was taken to
the Sayre hospital ast week.
The mine at tlis place was shut
down the greate* part of last week
as one of the <J> namos was burnt
Mrs. Ben Helsman was removed
to the Sayie hospital one day last
We wfre going to say something
about a certain principal but we
will givi him another chance, to
see if Ins won't do better the next
time to visitors.
Republican News Item.
I George Geiger, who has spent
the past two years in Massachusetts
is visiting friends in town.
Mrs. George Gorman and son
Charles spent Tuesday in Hughes
Misslva Hess, who is attending
school at Laporte, is spending the
week with her parents here.
Miss Irene Hunter did shopping
in Williamsport Saturday.
George Fisher of Lewisburg was
a caller in town Friday evening.
Miss Sarah Fritz of Benton is the
guest of Irene Hunter.
Mrs. George Fiester and Mrs.
George Derrick spent Tuesday in
John Ilassen, Jr., of Laporte
autoed to Nordmont Tuesday.
Charles Hess of Ilarrisburg spent
Monday night with Harry Smith
Zera A. Cox is spending a few
days with friends fit Jersey Shore.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Searfoss of
Jamison City are visiting Harry
Smith and family.
Miss Retta Sellers who is spend
ing the winter in Picture Racks is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. K. Sellers.
William Stanle}' spent Sunday
Miss Edith Morris left Monday
for Sayre where she will spend
Bert Snider and Monroe Phillips
autoed to Sonestown Monday even
Th? Progressive Party-
There is considerable "bosh" in
Democratic newspapers just now
about the Progressive party. The
idea that the Republican party
would adopt Progressive platform
is ridiculous. If the Progressive
want to consolidate they certainly
will have dicker with the Socialists.
No party can be successful under
their platform. In a few short
years the Progressives will be rest
ing with the Green Back party.
The progressive party which suc
ceeded in polling such a large vote
at last election was composed of
Anti-Taft people, A nti-Adminis
tration people, the followers of
Colonel Roosevelt,the mighty hunt
er and indefatigable word slinger,
and a few, very few, people who
were Progressives, and knew what
the party platform was.
Tried to Cremate Aged Man
in His Home at Berwick
Berwick, Pa., ■ Dec. 9.-The
Seybertsville section, which stirred
the country twenty-eight years ago
with the grewsome Kester brothers'
murder, and where, seven years
ago, Thomas Miller was murdered,
his home destroyed and the body
carried away, has furnished another
crime that for fiendishness ranks
with the others. The third, how
ever, was unsuccessful.
Joseph Beuch, an eighty-year
old bachelor, tenanes a small shack
near the scene of the Kester
murders, in a secluded distrrict be
yond the Neseopeck mountains.
He had been in bed only a few
hours the other night when he was
awakened, presumably by the
fumes of burning oil, with the
flames already eating in from the
He was able to put out the fire
and found that his home had been
surrounded with pine wood satur
ated with oil. His timely dis
covery alone made it possible to
learn of the attempted crime, as
the attempt on his life would have
passed as an accident.
LAPORTE, SULLIVAN COUNTY PA. FRIDAY, DEC. 20 1912.
PACKAGES 6 FEET
LONG CAN BE SENT
BY PARCEL POST
Merchandise Up to Eleven
Pounds in Weight Handled
Washington, Dec. 12. - Regulations
to cover the workings of the new
Parcels Post system, Which is to
go into operation on January I,
next, were made public by Post
master General Hichcock today.
The new system will be effective
throughout the the entire postel
service at the, same time and will
affect every postoflice, city, rural
and railway mail transportation
route in the country.
Every precaution will be taken
by the Postoflice Department to
have the mails moved with the
usual dispatch, and all postmasters
superintendents and inspectors
have been directed to thorougWy
familiarize themselves and their
subordinates with every phase of
the new system.
Mr. Hitchcock today expressed
the hope that the public familiarize
itself with the nature of the new
service by attempting to use it.
Information will be availabbe at
any postoflice in the country in a
The regulations provide, that
parcels of merchandise, including
farm and factory products (but not
books and printed matter) of most
every description up to eleven
pounds in weight and measuring as
much as six feet in length and girth
combined, except those calculated
to do injury to the mails in transit,
may be mailed at any postoflice for
delivery to any address in the
Delivery will be nude, to ti.e
homes of people living on rural and
star routes as well as those living
in cities and towns where there is
delivery by carrier. When there
is at present no delivery by carrier
the parcels will goto the postoflice
as the case with ordinary mail.
The postage rate for the first
zone—that is, within distance of
fifty miles, will be five cents for the
first pound and three cents for
each additional pound. The rate
increases for each successive one of
eight zones into which the country
is divided, the maximum rate be
ing twelve cents a pound, which
will carry a parcel across the con
tinent, or even to Alaska and the
For a fee of ten cents a parcel
may be insured and if the parcel is
lost in the mails an indemnity to
the amount of its value not to ex
ceed fifty dollars will be paid to the
The law provides for the use of
distinctive postage stamps and
there is now being distributed to
postmasters for use in the parcel
post system a set of stamps of
twelve denominations. Parcel post
maps, with accompaning guides,
are to be sold to the public at their
cost, 75 cents, through the chief
clerk of the postoflice department.
Card of Thanks
Mr. Storm out requests us to
thank his many friends and neigh
bors for their kind assistance dur
ing his time of bereavement.
NEW YEAR'S BALL
JAN. 1, 1 913
A good ORCHESTRA has
been secured for the
JOHN HASSEN, Jr., IVoji.
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| OBITUARY I
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Mrs. Betty Lindsey Stormont
Mrs. Betty Lindsey Stormont,
wife of Robert Stormont,of Laporte,
died at her home in this place on
Monday, Dec. 'J, 1912, at the age
of eighty-one years. Until a few
days before her death she had en
joyed her usual good health: but a
sudden cold developed into pneu
monia and the end came before
many of her neighbors were aware
that she was seriously ill.
Mrs. Stormont was born in
Glenclova, Scotland, in IN.'!I, and
resided there until shortly before
her marriage in 1859. For a time
they resided in Norfolk Co., Can.
In 1861 they removed to East
Sagiuaw, Michigan, where they re
sided until 1855, when they came
to Laporte, where Mr. Stormont
had a position with the Sullivan
Land Company and later became
superintendent of the Tannery.
The death of Mrs. Stormont re
moves from our midst one of our
town's oldest and most highly es
teemed residents. She was a woman
of most admirable traits of charact
er, kindly disposition and unas
suming manner. Her long life was
full of good works and kind deeds
and she will be greatly missed, not
only by her immediate family, but
by all her friends and neighbors.
She left to survive her, her hus
band an I one son, William L.
Stormont, of New York. Two
other children, Mrs. W. C. Mason
and Robert M. Stormont, died:
severe 1 years ago.
The funeral services were con-!
ducted by the Rev. Charles S.
Kitchin of this place and th> both
was interred in the family lot in
Mountain Ash Cemetery, this place.
Margaret Jane Rohe.
Margaret Jane Rohe, died at the
Rohe homestead in Cherry town
ship Dec. 13, of cancer, at the age
of til years, 5 months and 3 days.
Mrs. Rohe was a daughter of Wil
liam Brown of Forksville, whoi
was a son of John Blown, Sr., ;
who was born near Walton, Eng
land, in 1770, and came to America
in 1815, with six of his seven
children, his wife having died in
1811. William Brown was born
in England in 1801 and came to
America with his father in 1815.
William Brown married Mary
Clark, a daughter of John Clark,
a native of England, who came to
America locating in Forks tow n
ship in 1830. Mrs. Rohe was the
youngest daughter of the family.
She married Andrew Rohe and
located on the Rohe homestead in
Cherry. Mrs. Rohe is survived
by two sons, John at home, Wil
liam of Cherry, and one daughter,
Mrs. Win. P. Shoemaker, of
Laporte, also by two sisters, Miss
Ellen and Mrs. Mickel Ilall, of
Muncy. The funeral was held
Monday, interment being made at
Peace cemeter in Cherry.
Miss M. Frances Boice
Miss M. Frances Boice, founder
and principal of the Boice School
of Expression for 28 years, died on
Ft iday at the residence of her sis
ter, Mrs. Alvin Hunsickcr, of
Weehawken, N. J. The body was
taken to Philadelphia and services
were he'd at the undertaking par
lors at No. 1820 Chestnut street
on Monday. Interment took place
Tuesday at Brandywine Manor,
Chester county, The Boice School
is located at No. 1822 Chestnut i
J. F. Harrington Pound Dead
at Hotel in Waverly
J. F. Harrington, one of the best
kown merchants of Dushore, and
a member of one of the oldest and
most highly respected families in
Sullivan county, was found dead
at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning
at the Fulton hotel; Formerly
the, Christie house, in Waverly.
Death was due to asphyxiation by
gas which probably came from an
open burner near the bed.
His wife, two daughters, Mildred
and Mary, and a son, Morris,
survive him. Also a brother at
Endicott, formerly engaged in the
meat business in Waverly, whom
he was on his way to visit at the
time of his death.
Whether the gas had been turned
off and then accidentally turned
on or blown out cannot be deter
mined, It had evidently been
escaping for several hours,
BY ENRAGED SLAV
Head of Victim Was Beaten
Berwick, Pa., Dec. 16.-Refused
warrant by several Berwick just
ices of the peace for the arrest of
Nick Baron, aged thirty, and
single, Alex Dzibziniak, aged thirty,
returned to his home in West
Berwick Saturday night" and ac
cording to his wife, took the law
into his own hands and killed
Baron. With a blacksmith's
hammer, the back of Baron's head
was beaten into pulp. With his
wife and three-years-old son, the
suspected man made his escape.
The body was found in the
kitchen a short time after the
murder by Levis Godash, who was
met at the door by Dzibziniak as
lie entered and directed togo to
his room, where he would find his
lamp aw aiting him. The murderer
had doubtless already mads his
plans to escape, for when Godash
went to the kitchen a few minutes
later he found the slain man's
body covered with a blanket. That
the slayer was injured before the
murder was completed is indicated
by the blood stains throughout the
house and a bloody shirt left be
Of nine boarders, only one,
Andrew Baron, a cousin of the
murdered man, was in the house,
but claims to have been asleep.
Held as an important witness, he
has been committed to jail.
Local officers and State troopers
were on the scene within a few
minutes aft,er the murder became
known, and Mrs. Dzibziniak and
her chihl were captured last night,
after being driven by the cold out
of a house in West Berwick, where
they had found shelter. They
were committed to jail.
The woman told a frank story,
stating that on Thursday, when her
husband caught Baron and herself
in the same room and gave her a
severe beating, he lired four shots
at Baron, none of which took ef
When the clash came Saturday
night the two men fought with
their teeth and fists, before her
husband managed to get the ham
mer and rain the deathblows on
Baron's head. Then she ran away.
At noon today the murderer had
not been captured.
"Mother and Baby"
The National Stockman and
Farmer, Pittsburg, Pa., have got
ten out a 1013 calander. It is
called the "Mother and Baby"
calander and is one of the finest
works of art ever produced along
this line, A picture of so much
merit would cost quite a nice price
at any ait store. It will lie sent
anyone free who will send ten
cents to pay for packing and pos
tage. It would ornament the finest
parlor or drawing-room. As long
as the supply last it is yours for
only ten cents. Speak quick.
(advfc) Jan 3
75C PER YEAR
C. S. DAUBERMAN, EDITOR
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The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the First National Bank
of Laporte, for the election of dir
ectors and the transaction of such
other business as tnay come before
it, will be held at the office of the
bank in Laporte, Pa., on Tuesday,
January 14, lit 13, between the
hours of 10 a. m.and .'5 p. m.
ED WA R D LADL EY, Cashier.
Laporte, Pa., Dec. (>, 1912. xl-10
NEW MOKOMA HOTEL
The foundation for the new
"Mokoma Hotel'' is now complete
land the carpenters are framing the
timbers. The building will have
office, dining room and kitchen on
i the first floor and bed-rooms <>n
! the second and third floors. There
will be about thirty rooms in the
building. It has a line location
[overlooking Lake Mokoma and
will be a fine building. It will be
completed by June Ist in good
| time for next season's business.
Henry Stepp has charge of the
lerection of the building.
He Laughed 'Till He Died
Taylorsburg, Ohio. —Abe Skin
ner, the village pessimist, laughed
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the continent. It is highly illus
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It will keep the whole family cheer
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(advt) x Jan 10
Father's Whiskey Caused
Berwick, Dec. 13. —Three-years-
ohl Joseph, Jr., son of Joseph
Chaez, of West Berwick, found his
father's pint whiskey bottle last
evening and drank the greater part
of the contents. He died in great
Best Gift of All
To the boy or girl away at school
or college: to the friend who form
erly live 1 in Laporte, a year's sub
scription to the R publican News
Item makes a most acceptable gift,
and is a weekly reminder of the
giver all the year 'round.
100 Ships Destroyed
Naples, Dec. 13.—A terrific ex
plosion, the cause of which has not
been learned, caused the damage
of upward of I« H> vessels in the
harbor here. No lives were lost.
St. John's Episcopal Church
Divine Ser\ ice on Sunday, Dec.
Evening Prayer and Sermon at
3:00 p. m.
FOLEYS hIDN tYCUM
■ikH Kidneys Md Bladder Night