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DANVILLE, FA., SKIT. 7, MJO6.
Published every Friday at Danville, the
county Kent of Montour county, l'u., at 81.00 a
year in advance or 81.25 if not paid in ad
vance; and no paper will be discontinued
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option of the publisher.
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plication. Address all communications to
THE INTELLIGENCER,
DANVILLE, PA.
Democratic Ticket.
FOR GOVERNOR
LEWIS EMERY, Jr.
FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
JEREMIAH 8. BLACK
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL
WILLIAM T. CREASY
FOR SECY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
JOHN J GREEN
STATE SENATOR
J. HENRY COCHRAN.
CONGRESS
JOHN G. McHENRY.
PRESIDENT JUDGE
JOHN G. HARMAN
LEGISLATURE
R. S. AMMERMAN.
ASSOCIATE JUDGE
LLOYD W. WELLIVER.
REGISTRAR AND RECORDER
Wm. L. SIDLER,
SHERIFF
CALVIN SIIULTZ.
SLEEP AS A
THIEF OF BLISS.
It was SanchoPanza, that doughty
squire of the inimitable Quixote of
Cervantes' fancy, who first invoked
benisons on the man who invented
sleep. The amiable, the witty, the
gifted Dr. Holmes, of our own times,
and in the modern environment of
the lately passed century, repeated
the blessing, together with sundry
blightsings on the author of the early
rising horror.
There's a young chap out in the
western part of this state, i.e., Wash
ington county, who, in the bright
beams of the sunshine of a set day
last week, was not inclined to share
the exuberant enthusiasm of the Cas
tiliaii or the Yankee over that "silent
friend of all our woes," as care
charming slumber has been described
in emotional poesy.
In fact, the young man in question
is roundly abusing the ancient deity
named Morpheus, who is responsible,
doubtless, for most of the pipe dreams
that have come down to us in the
pages of mythological lore, and he is
said also to have smashed the alarm
clock which failed of its function of
constituting his bride bell. The clock,
perfidious product of Ausouia, Conn.,
or some equally sordid and unroniau
tic community, refused to ring the
nuptial chime at 5 a. in. or so, the
bonny bride-expect a lit with whom
the sleeper proposed to elope in reg
ular Romeo and Juliet fashion at that
unearthly hour, vainly waiting, not
at the church, but at the bleak and
desolate railroad station at Washing
ton, Pa., in the slowly creeping hours
of her slumberous sweetheart's ab
sence. After three trains hail come
and gone, without the appearance of
the sluggish swain, the damsel's
mother arrived 011 the scene and drag
ged her runaway girl back home and
put her to bed.
No wonder the young fellow who
arrived, all out of breath a few min
utes later, and with his battered
alarm clock in his hand as proof of
those good intentions, with which the
late Ben Wade is reported to have
remarked a certain place is paved,
(borrowing the simile, be it remem
bered, from a far abler and more ori
ginal brain) is heaping curses on the
man that invented sleep with the
same fervor displayed by Sancho and
Oliver Wendell in bestcuving benedic
tions. And no wonder the weeping
maiden, whose romantic dream has
been wrecked by a treacherous alarm
clock and a lazy woogr, is averring
over and over to-day that she will
never, no never, trust a man again.
It may well be believed that our
old friend Cupid, who is said to be
ever wakeful, and the heavy-eyed
Morpheus, who has just succeeded in
marring a well-nigh completed task of
the little winged deity, will have a
battle royal when an accounting is
made of this latest faux pas at Wash
ington, Pa. "Care-charming sleep"
appears in this instance as a ruthless
thief of connubial bliss.
BRYAN S
HOME COMING.
Mr. Bryan's marvelous hold 011 the
people lias again been denionstarted,
the reception lie received at New York
exceeding anything of the kind ever
tendered to a home-coming American
other than a returned victorious war
rior. Laying aside its political sig
nificance, the reception was a most re
markable, commentary on our demo
cratic way of doing things. Mr.
Bryan was met with honors that
would have made a king feel proud,
yet lie is a private citizen holding no
office—-just a man like other men.
And yet not a common man. No
common man could be welcomedjjy
the rulers of the earth as Bryan has
been welcomed and 110 ordinary per
son could ever hope to make a trip
around the world a veritable triumph- j
al journey its he lias done. He has
been made much of everywhere and ]
he has carried the gospel of strong, j
sturdy Americanism to many a land j
where it has been wrongfully at aj
discount hitherto.
Nowhere else on earth could a |
plain private citizen receive such a 1
reception as did Mr. Bryan, and even !
his political opponents have no desire
to belittle its significance. It is '
characteristic of America of which
A merieans may well be proud. I
WHY?
Why is a state bauk examiner?
The question eoines naturally to the
mind of injuring persons who are
able to take a ealm and disinterested
view of the cataclysm that has just
shaken financial centres of Philadel
phia, in the apparent insolvency of
the Heal Estate Trust company.
Seven million dollars or more rip
ped out of what was commonly un
derstood to be one of the rock-ribbed
institutions of so conservative a com
munity as the sleepy city on the Dela
ware's banks, vanished in the gilded
dreams of one of the alleged "solid
citizens," a pillar of the church, the
trusted guide, counsellor and friend
of unsophisticated clergymen, deacons,
Sunday school superintendents and
others of the guild labeled truly good,
who are "stuck" for a considerable
part of the huge sum indicated, gives
pertinency to the query propounded.
What are the uses of the state
banking commissioner and the dozen
or so ot "examiners," who are paid
good salaries to prevent, or, at least,
guard agaiust just such smashes in
fiduciary institutions as have thrown
staid old Philadelphia into a commo
tion not poralleled since the Keystone
bauk collapse of fifteen years ago,
followed, as it was, by a scries of
"surprises" that eventually landed
an "honest" city treasurer in the
penitentiary, sent a dashing financier
into exile and irretrievably ruined
other reputations?
What, we repeat, are these so-call
ed "bank examiners" supposed to be
doilig when such enormous losses can
be sustained by hapless citizens, who
place their trust in the assurance of
the state that their interests are being
safeguarded, and therefore are cot
worried by the "plungings," in re; 1
estate or otherwise, than have become
a favorite diversion of eminent capi
talists, church members and poli
ticians ?
It is giveu out in recent dispatches
that Governor Pennypacker's state
banking commissioner, Mr. Berkey,
was about to begin an examination of
the methods of the failed trust com
pany. Two years have elapsed, it is
said, since such scrutiny was last
made. It may be doubted, perhaps,
if such an examination would have
b .en especially useful or profitable,
for it is remembered that not long be
fore the crash of the local trust com
pany, less than two years ago, one of
Mr. Berkey's subordinates inspected
its affairs and reported everything cor
rect. A few weeks prior to the col
lapse another inspection by the state
official revealed conditions that caused
him to notify the persons responsible
for the conduct of the bank that they
would have to repair certain specified
deficiencies or close their doors. The
warning was too late, and depositors
suffered.
That's the trouble. Our state
watchdogs sleep until the burglary is
effected; then they bark lustily, while
saddened victims mourn their losses.
But examiners who don't examine are
quite the thing in these days of Re
publican control of the state's sub
stantial interests; but the price paid
by this latest neglect of the work
they are employed and paid to per
form seems a big one.
— THERE are stout people who
want to be thinner, and there are
many thin people who think they
would look and feel better if they
were fatter. The chemists tell us
that both these classes can have their
desires gratified if they pay careful
attention to hygienic laws, which tell
them what foods to eat and what to
avoid. There are many fat-produc
ing articles, some of which come upon
our tables every day. These are the
ones the stout people ought to shun
and that the thin ones ought to in
dulge in most frequently. Potatoes,
peas, baked beans and all sweets,
such as cake, pies and puddings, ale,
beer and wine all possess fattening
qualities and should be avoided by
stout people. On the other hand,
they are the foods and drinks the thin
people who desire to be better round
ed out should freely indulge in. But
as these articles are such as most per
sons like, the question arises, what
shall they eat instead ? Lean meats,
fish, poultry and home-raised fruit,
together with vegetables, like celery,
beets, string beans and egg plant, will
furnish any one with an ample var
iety to choose from. The fat people
should also refrain from drinking
large quantities of fluids at meal time,
such as chocolate, coffee and tea, but
to use water freely instead. But most
people are so addicted to some of the
foods we have mentioned that rather
than abstain from them they will bear
with their obesity.
— TIIE Reading railroad has be
come alarmed at the high price it is
compelled to pay for railroad ties—
seventy cents—and, like some other
Eastern roads, has been casting about
for a cheaper but equally acceptable
tie and has begun a series of experi
ments to get over the difficulty. The
officials of the road say that so soon
as a steel tie is devised that will meet
the requirements of the situation they
will adopt it anil gradually equip the
main line and its branches with the
new device. It is feared a steel tie
may make too rigid a road bed, and
also produce more noise, and also may
not be able to provide the allowances
of contraction and expansion required.
At the same time, the saving, which
it is estimated will be thirty cents on
each fie, is believed to be so great an
inducement to inventors that event
uallyly a satisfactory article will result
from their experiments.
—EVERY reader can imagine the
exceeding regret and dissatisfaction of
President Roosevelt and the pack of
lesser spelling reformers that trots
at his heels that they cannot com
mandeer the newspapers of the Eng
lish-speaking world of the IfiO.OOO
-000 English speaking people to do
their bidding. Poor Public Printer
Stillings-Hiust obey orders and print
the next long message in the language
of Artemus Ward and Petroleum V.
Nasby, but the rest of the world will
continue to use the language of Shak
espeare and Milton all the same, and
our old-fashioned world will jog
along, holding fast to that which is
good and rejecting the Roosevelt-
Carnegie dictation just as they would
any other impertinence.
GORDON m BOS®
Former Judge Arraigned Machine
In Notification Speech.
REVIEWS POLITICAL CRIMKB
Declares Machine Hat Nat Been
Whipped Into Abdication, But Onl>
Frightened, and Decisive Blow Mud
Be Struck.
Former Judge James Oa.y Gordon,
of Philadelphia, delivered tbe notiflca
tlon speech for the Democratic party
to Lewis Emery, Jr., at the Pittsburg
meeting. He said:
"We live in momentous timea. Some
of the profoundeet problem* of social
life are In process of solution. Quee
tions vitally affecting the well-being
of the people and that a little more
than a year ago were soe.rcely discern
lble above the political horizon are
now being debated at every croeeroadi
store, on every platform and in the col
umns of every newspaper.
"Within the last twelvemonth a flood
of light has been let In upon the meth
ods and morals of the Influences thai
control the capital of the country and
the markets for the necessaries of l!fs
"State and municipal government!
have been laid bare In all the hideous
noss of corrupt deformity. The nation
has staggered appalled at revelations
of financial dishonesty, corporate op
pression and governmental crimes thai
the boldest critics of our Institutions
had never suggested.
"Shame has covered this people aa
with a garment and we have bowed
our heads In humiliation at the hissing
derision of the nations.
"But the light of Inquisition that re
vealed the disease disclosed also ths
cause of the malady. Every abuse,
every oppression, every crime was
found to be linked to a corrupt politi
cal machine that protected, if It did
not engender It.
"No matter how remote the Iniqui
ties seemed on their surface from po
litical connection, yet Investigation
showed that they ultimately rested on
party bosses and party machines foi
support and protection.
Abandoned Wharves * Landmark.
"No locality and no political party
had a monopoly of the Infamy. Prom
the turbid waters of the Missouri to
the abandoned wharves of the Dela
ware—from Kansas to New York—
from St. Louis to Philadelphia—the
same unvarying lesson was taught:
"That public plunder has no polltlca
and the corruptions of our financial
and political Institutions are united aj
by an umbilical cord with our party
bosses and machines.
"Some may dispute the statement
that the tariff Is the mother of trusts,
but In the light of recent revelations
none will deny the proposition thai
the political boss Is their godfather.
"It was with these revelations and
this lesson before It that the Demo
cratic party of Pennsylvania assem
bled Instate convention last June.
"It had seen, moreover, what a free
people will do when once thoroughly
aroused to a sense of wrong and be
trayal.
"It had seen the aggressive, ardent
and Impartial district attorney of St.
I.ouls, Polk, elected to the governor
ship of Missouri, In spite of the Dem
ocratic machine, whose crimes he had
unearthed and punished.
"It tiad seen another district attor
ney, ostracised by his party for his
fearless administration of Justice, ap
peal to the people as an Independent
candidate and carry the great metrop
olis of the nation over all factions and
bosses.
"It had seen likewise, at the same
election, the Tamany candidate foi
mayor barely escape defeat by meth
ods of dubious honesty and legality.
"Above all, it had seen in Philadel
phia and Pennsylvania, the Qlbraltai
of corrupt boss government, an out
raged Republican constituency that
had voted for Roosevelt the year be
fore by half a million majority, defeat
itß party state machine by nearly a
hundred tfcmsand.
Honest Citizen* Redeemed City.
"In Philadelphia a fusion of honest
citizens of all parties redeemed thai
city from a rapacious political organi
zation, tho most powerful, all-controll
ing and debased In the annals of mu
nicipal government.
"The Democratic party when It as
sembled in convention last June was,
therefore, confronted by an extraor
dinary condition of public affairs and
a delicate and difficult problem.
"A great national party with a con
tinued history of more than a hun
dred years, it would have been nat
ural had It looked upon the disruption
of its great political rival as an oppor
tunity for a party advantage.
"There were those in the counsels
of the party who sincerely entertained
this view of political and public duty.
They supported their advice by Il
lustrations and arguments that were
difficult to confute and that. In normal
times, would have been prevailing.
"But these are not normal times,
and a new Issue is before the peopl«
of Pennsylvania, and new duties have
devolved upon parties. The new Is
sue Is the destruction of the boss-gov
erned political machines that have
brought shame upon the nation and
woes Innumerable upon the people.
"The hope of the future lies first in
the emancipation of parties from the
thraldom of boss-controlled organiza
tions. Reform will follow only when
parties become responsive to the will
of their voters.
"In Pennsylvania, mors than any
other state, this Issue Is emphasised.
A protesting body of Independent and
patriotic Republicans emphasized II
whca, under the name of Lincoln Re
publicans, they placed a ticket of their
own in the field In opposition to the
Machine Republican nominees.
"This body of protesting Republican
Integrity arrayed Itself upon a platform
of principles that represent the urgent
reforms earnestly demanded by hon
est men of all parties.
"Thus stood the Republican voters
ef Pennsylvania when the Democratic
jonventlon met. The old, unregener
tte, guilty and convicted Machine, with
Its cohorts of disciplined dependents
on the one side, and on the other the
enthusiastic, ardent, honest but unor
ganized Independent Republicans, seek
ing to save heir party from the con
tinued rule of the despot and theli
state from the continued shame of the
spoiler.
"In this emergency what did the
Democracy do? Rising to the highest
duties of patriotism, putting behind It
tho promptings of selfishness, recog
nizing a common cause In the strug
gle for political freedom, It proclaim
ed a truce to partisanship and turned
united organisation over to a com
I
man leadership In the war of emanci
pation from Machine serfdom.
• "By this act of renunciation tha
| Democracy established at once its sin
cerity and Its greatness. The oldest
party In the nation and destined prob
ably to endure for many generations
to come. It nevertheless has not hesi
tated for the accomplishment of a
grest Immediate public good to fall be
hind the leadership of the youngest ot
| all parties.
"placing, therefore, at the head o(
Its ticket the nominee of the Lincoln
party for the office of clilof executive
of the state, the Democrats gave hlra
three colleagues of highest character
and eminent lltness to do battle at his
side.
"Bv the command of the Democratic
state convention, it devolves upon mo
to give those candidates formal noti
fication of their nomination. This I do
by announcing that you, Louis Emery,
Jr., Republican, are the Democratic
nominee for governor, and you, Jere
miah S. Black, Democrat, are its nomi
nee for lieutenant governor, and you,
William T. Creasy, Democrat, its nomi
nee for auditor general, and you. John
J. Green, Democrat, are its nominee
for secretary of Internal affairs.
"The Democracy is fulfilling its mis
sion when it refuses to strive for a
partisan victory that would fasten
chains on honorable foes. Democrats
muat stand for liberty first and always.
Partisanship will be a helpful manlfes
tation of public spirit when It ceased
to be an asset by which the boss main
tains his power.
"Political bosses are never partisans.
They preach partisanship to their fol
lowers, but themselves practice the
most miscellaneous libertlnago. They
are professed monogamists, but practi
cal Mormons. The politics of a boss and
a corporation are the same. An Irre
sistible affinity for the party In power
and an Inveterate hostility to unrepre
sented minorities.
Rests With Independents.
"The hope of the coming campaign
lies In the fact that a united Democracy
will bring more than 400,000 votes to
the ticket. It now rests with the in
dependent Republicans who love de
cency more than dishonor, righteous
ness more than regularity, to say
whether they will lift up their party
out of its degradation and the state
out of its shame.
"Fortunately, the issue In the cam
paign will not be obscured by divert
ing personalities. The Republican Ma
chine has placed a ticket In the field
composed of gentlemen of unimpeach
able personal character. It is due to
them to say that their defeat will be n«J
reflection on their personal fame.
"The Machine platform, likewise, is
in the main unexceptionable. Every vi
tal line of it, however, is a recantation
and repudiation of its past. But will
the independent voter trust the reform
cause to the defiant bosses who have
made the reforms necessary?
"Would a 'corrupt and criminal com
bination masquerading as 'Republi
cans' be any more trustworthy when
masquerading as 'reformers'? Is it
safe to continue the reins of political
power In the hands of those who have
used that power to create the mon
strous abuses against which the na
tion is now In arms?
"The Machine in Pennsylvania has not
been whipped Into abdication, but only
frightened Into false pretense. It re
tains power and only surrenders prom
ises.
"Some malignant growths are so
deep-seated that the only hope of life
Is the surgeon's knife. But you can
not expect the cancer to operate on
Itslef. Neither can you expect the Ma
chine to commit suicide.
"Remedies to be effectlev must be
applied with a view to the duration and
extent of the disease. When Hercules
undertook to clean the Augean Stables
he did not use a lace handkerchief, but
turned the bed of a river upon the
foul mass and washed the festering
filth Into the sea. Only Herculean
methods will serve for the disinfection
of the Pennsylvania political Machine.
"When a political boss or his Ma
chine is In danger he Immediately turns
reformer —that Is, he writes reform
platform®. The greater his danger and
the more manifest his guilt and wick
edness, the more radical will be his re
form professions. The father of the
present Republican Machine often and
successfully played this ruse to save
himself from disaster.
"Greater Than Clay Or Webster."
"He was the greatest of all reform
verbalists —greater than Webster, or
Clay, or Roosevelt.
"So the platform on which the pres
ent Machine candidates stand Is loaded
with sound doctrine and reform prom
ises. It is specially radical In Its de
nunciation of the wrongs of railroad
corporations. This from those who un
til now have been the most servile
tools of all oorporatlons Is sardonic
In Its Insincerity.
"It raises the question whether thi
real and vital reform of Mr. Cassatl
In abolishing all free passos is not thu!
countered by threats of reprisals or
the part of Machine lackeys deprived ol
a chief source of their power and
means of corruption. There Is no such
radii al even In the ranks of anarch)
as an exposed boss who sees his oppor
tunities for plunder slipping from hi!
grasp.
"No candidate Is better or strongei
than the cause he represents, and nc
Machine candidate can possess such ar
excess of virtue In himself as to atom
for the vicious system of which he ii
the chosen exponent.
"Men of ordinary attainments hav(
often served the state well as represen
tatives of a worthy cause or system;
but good men who have been put for
ward to save and shield an evil organ
isation from defea« have never risen
above their environment. The Ma
chine suffocates after election the re
spectable characters behind which II
masquerades during the campaign.
"How can a candidate whose grati
tude prevents him from denouncing 8
corrupt Machine before election be ex
pected to repudiate it after it has placed
him in office? That would be to plaj
a bunco game on his sponsors, whicb
Is inconsistent with respectability.
"If, as the Scriptures say, a gifl
doth blind the eyes of the wise and
pervert the words of the righteous, even
so does a Machine nomination close
the lips of the respectable and stay
the wrath of the virtuous.
"Candidates should flt the issues, and
illustrate the times. Great emergen
cies in the state cannot be adequately
met by halting timidity and decorous
time-serving.
Ills Worthy of Mention.
"The present distinguished governoi
of this commonwealth gave utterance
not long ago to the smug sentiment
that 'Pennsylvania has few ills wortli>
of mention,' and flatteringly referred In
a state paper to the Machine boss ol
Philadelphia as a 'most ootent oolltl
(Continued on page 3.)
(MAN UNI STATE
Jeremiah Black's Ringing Address
of Acceptance
ISSUES MORAL, NJT POLITICAL
Lincoln Party-Democratic Nominee
For Lieutenant Governor Arraigns
Gang For Annulling the Constitution
By Allowing Railroads to Control the
Legislature.
Jeremiah S. Black, Fusion nominee
for lieutenant governor, in accepting
the nomination, declared himself en
tirely in accord with the program foi
cleaning up the state. He said:
Mr. Chairman and Fellow Citizens:
My nomination for the office of lieu
tenant governor was unsolicited—al
no time and in no sense have I been a
seeker for this or any public office. 1
have been always content to remain
In private life, striking a blow for the
general good as opportunity offered,
fighting the fight as a man In the
ranks.
I accept the nominations ofTerod me
by the Democratic party and the Lin
coln party, and shall boar the burden*
and responsibilities of the .candidacy,
only because no man who believes ap
1 do in the honest administration ot
the government, and In equal and
strict protection of ths personal and
property rights of all alike, can refuse
to serve the cause In such place as may
be allotted to him.
The governmental and political con
ditions in Pennsylvania have sunk to
a level of baseness that no man can
describe, without a blush of shamo for
the state of which he is a citizen.
For more than 40 years, the state ol
Pennsylvania and all Its assets ha/e
been In the grasp of a political machine
as corrupt as ever existed In the world.
Disregard of the fundamental law and
violation of the duties incumbent upon
public officers have been so habitual as
to become second nature with those
reared In the school of politicians who
have controlled Pennsylvania.
The machlno parasites and lackeys
have been educated In the belief thai
public office is but an opportunity foi
personal fortune. It has been the
fashion for public officers, great oi
emnll, togo into business for them
selves, using the power of their offices
for their personal gain.
The misgovernment and corruption
with which the state is cursed grows
out of the habit, deep-rooted here, of
public servants making a business of
their duty.
For 40 years there has been no gov
ernment in Pennsylvania by the people
and for the people. The stato has been
misruled by the lawless company, in
the name of the Republican party, foi
the advancement of the material In
terests of the greater corporations.
These people and their puppets shoved
into the official places, are not and
never have been public servants. Thoy
are the servants of the corporations
who pay them higher wages than the
people can afford, and they have served
their masters well.
In 1873, 33 years ago, the people
gained some advantage as against the
plunderers who had the state by the
throat. In that year was adopted the
new constitution. In the 17th article
of that constitution is plainly and sim
ply written the law declaring all rail
roads public highways; forbidding dis
crimination in charges for carrying
passengers or freight; forbidding com
mon carriers, directly or Indirectly, to
engage in mining or manufacturing
articles for transportation over their
roads or in any other business than
that of common carriers; forbidding
officers or employes of railroad compa
nies to be interested, directly or indi
rectly, in furnishing material or sup
plies to such companies; forbidding ths
issuing of free passes by railroad com
panies to any persons except employes
of their company.
The embodiment of these principles
into the fundamental law of the state
was at the time considered a great
victory for the people. But the pro
visions of the 17th article are not. self
executing. Legislation was needed to
enforce them, and thorefore, It Is pro
vided by the 12th section of the 17th
article that "the general assembly
shall enforce, by appropriate lcgisla
tion, the provisions of this article."
The constitution was adopted by
popular vote, and the contest between
the people on one side and the rail
roads and their allies on the other,
went on. During the whole period
from the adoption of the constitution
to the present time, the people have
suffered an unbrokon series of disas
ters. In 38 years, there has not been
a single piece of appropriate legisla
tion enacted to enforce the provisions
of the 17th article. For 83 years the
railroads have controlled the leglsla
ture of the state, and, as a matter of |
course, have permitted no legislation
that would check their plundering.
We have the humiliating memory
of legislature after legislature riding
to Harrisburg upon free passes given
the members by the railroads, who,
with the passes in their pockets, time
after time, took the oath of office
swearing obedience« to the constitu
tion—the constitution which they had
already violated, and which they con
tinued to violate to the end of their
several terms.
We have the humiliating memory
of judge after judge taking his scat
upon the bench, and with a railroad
pass in his pocket and his oath ta
obey the constitution upon his lips,
undertaking the decision of cases in
volving the Interests of the corpora
tion upon whose free ticket he travels
the public highways without charge.
Every executive and judicial officer
who has done these things should be
impeached and removed from his of
fice. Rut that remedy has been im
possible. because an Impeachment j
must be Instituted in the House of I
Representatives and tried by the Sen j
ate. and these bodies have always been
offending In the same manner. They
could not be expected to punish othei
public officers for the offense that .
they themselves were committing. J
We are having today the humillat- j
ing experience of hearing from the ,
evidence introduced in proceedings
carried on by the federal government,
the character and extent of the vio
lations of tho law indulged In by the
railroads of the state —humiliating be
cause it demonstrates what our own
weakness against the thieves has
been —because it demonstrates that
for long years we have not exercised
the right of self-government.
Tt\at conditions haye. become into I
I BARGAIN SALE! j
(T-: atiwotoJo
WWWWMWaVWWKWOWOIU \
£ Of men's light weight two piece suits,
jg in Worsteds and Homespuns. The entire d
& surplus stock of a Baltimore concern was v
& consigned to us at reduced prices. These §|
reductions we will turn over to the bene
<| fit of the people of Danville and vicinity. S
fe This means jE
that $6.50 suit we will sell for $4.75 ti
m "750 " " " " " 5.50 $
j| " 9.00 " ' 6.75 |
| DON'T MISS THIS BARGAIN SALE ! I
% WE ALSO HAVE REDUCED SEVERAL STYLES OF OUR REGULAR STOCK I
| SUITS—THIS IS A POSITIVE SAVING FROM |
I 20T03 5c on the dollar |
| DONT FORGET OUR SHOE AND FURNISHING DEPARTMENTS. WE %
| HAVE ONLY ONE PRICE BUT IT IS THE LOWEST PRICE |
I NEWMAN 1
is, 222 Mill Street., Half Block from Post Office 3!
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD 1
| PERSONALLY-CONDUCTED EXCURSIONS
NIAGARA FALLS
September, y, 21, and
October 12, 1906
ROUND-TRIP £ OA FROM SOUTH
RATE <J> U.ifU DANVILUE
Tickets good going 011 train leaving 12.10 P. M.,
connecting with
SPECIAL TRAIN
of Pullman Parlor Cars, Dining Car, and Day Coaches running via the
PICTURESQUE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY ROUTE
Tickets good returning on regular trains within TEX DAYS. Stop-off
; within limit allowed at Buffalo returning.
Illustrated Booklet aud full information may be obtained from Ticket
i Agents.
! W. W. ATTERBURY. J. R. WOOD, GEO. W. BOYD,
i General Manager. Passenger Traflic Manager. General Passenger Agent
O - - - O
'a'"A *3. sx PW
*- <X> <s-
- Direct $
1 Your Influence jj|
t ,or
$ I. : .' ~ ' I «i
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a- a *
s v- -V' - S
$ •-> ' . . $
$- • *
jA ,V- '• •i. M rf.it.wr..;.'.
rf.it.wr..;.'. aJi : ■ -A . ' ■ W
$ {#
| John G. McHenry $
of Benton
($) for
ICONGRESSS
$ ete
arable, we affirm; and the candidates
put forward by the same old machine
this year admit the truth of the Im
peach ment, but beg you to trust them
once more, promising reformation.
One of them in his published letter of
acceptance announces that "The era
of machine-like subserviency which
heretofore has been regarded au essen
tial to political success has dlsap
jsarod. • • He says that cer
tain Republicans do not comprehend
"that the clouds which encircled the
horizon have been dissolved by the
aun of public wrath; that all future
contests for public office, from the
highest to the lowest, are free to all,
subject only to the decision ot' the
people; that the internal government
of the party by the force of events
has become and will remain
free. • • •"
Here Is the admission of the "ma
chine-like subserviency" charged. Here
Is the admission that clouds encircled
the horizon under machine rule; the
admission that contests for public of
fice have not been free, and the ad
mission that the internal government
of the Republican party has been in
the hands of the enemies of the peo
ple—subservient to the gang ot plun
dered and not free.
| There can be no talk of reform at
H i the hands of those who have made re
e form necessary—you may set a thief
" j to catch a thief, but you will never
• place a thief in person or by his rep
• j resentative in position to steal again.
j Since 1873, the fight for the people
! and their constitutional rights has
been waged by the Democrats and in
the name of the Democratic party,
with, in several instances, assistance
from some other party affiliations.
The Democratic party haa fought the
flght which much of the time seemed
hopoless. It has stood by its guns
through good report and evil—and to
day the party stands where It always
• has stood, for the enforcement of the
j constitution and for proper regulation
of common carriers and all public or
quasi-public corporations; for equal
protection, under the laws, for the
rights of all persons of whatsoever
cliisa or condition; for honest adminis
tration of the state government; for
proper punishment of offending offi
cials.
At session after sesison of the leg
islature, the representatives of the
Democratic party have proposed legis
lation for the enforcement of the con
(Continued on page 3.)
PENNSYLVANIA
1 RAILROAD
Schedule In Effect May 27, 1906
Trains leave South Danville ns follows:
hurt aUtwissa Kast Hloonisburg, NVscopcck,
Nantlcoke, Wilkes-Banc, PittHlon, He rail'
Jon ami Intermediate stations, ~ii a. in.,
L.il iiml ».50 p. in. week days, ami 1G.17 a. in.
daily.
For Suubui*y and Intermediate stations, 9.00
a. in.and 7.. r »| p- m. week-days, and 4.31 p. in.
daily, tor Sunbury only, 1*2.10 p. m. week
days. ' 1
Ft 4 r .. r « t i a .« ,, .L e ' *®adlng and Philadelphia,
7.11 atld 10.1/ a. m.and 2.21 ]». m. week-days,
tor Huzleton, 7.11 and 10.17 a. m., 2.21 and ;>.50
p. m. week-days.
For Lcwlsburg, Wllllamsport, and Lock
Haven 900 a. m., 12.10 and 1.31 p. in., week
days; 4.. Hp ,n. .Sunday for Wllllamsport
nndlntermedlaet stations, 7.51 p. in., week-
For Tyrone. Phillpsburg, (Mear
lleld, and Pittsburgh, 9.00 a. in., and 12.10 p.
m. week-days. r
For Harrisbu rg and intermediate stations 9.00
! 2,, S ,:l !» and 7.51 p.m., week-days;
p. m., Sundays
For Philadelphia (via Harrlsburg) Baltimore,
and Washington, 9.00 a. in., 12.10,4.31 and
~7 oI t P-. n V' wet *k-days: 4.31 Sundays p. in.,
tor Pittsburg (via llarrisburg) 9.00 a. m.,
4.31, and 7.51 p. in., week-days; 4.31 p. m.
Sundays; (via Lewlstown Junction) 9.00 a.
in., and 12.10 p. in., week-days; (via LOCK
Haven) 0.00 a. m., and 12.10 p. in., week-days.
For further Information apply to ticket
Agents.
W. W. ATTKRBURY, J. H. WOOD,
Oenera! Manager. Pass'r rrartlc Mgr
Oko. V\ . lioYD, General Pass'r Agt.
A DMINIHTKATOK'H NOTICE
Estate .of Eftle J. Arnwine, late of West
Hemlock township, deceased.
Letters of administration upon the estate
of Ltlle J. Arnwine late of West Hemlock
township, Montour County, State of Penn
sylvania, having been granted bv the Reg
ister of Montour County to tin* undersigned,
all persons indebted to said estate are
quested to make payment, and those having
claims to pies nt the same without delay to
Oko. I». Arnwink, Buckhorn. Pa.
CIIA.S. S. A UN Wl.\R 112
Route 3, Danville. Pa.
or to Administrators
CIIAKLEB V. Am rum ax, Danville, Pa.
Dr. I. G. PURSEL,
NEUROLOGIST
273 Mill Street, . Danville, Po.
Wo straighten Cross Eyes without operation.
Hot Its, 8 A. M. to 12 M.
1 I'. M.to 9 I'. M.
EV K 8 A SP K C 1.4 L T I' .
OASTOniA.
Bear, the /) The Kind You Have Always Bought
There art nor* McCall Patterns aoM laJtoUslMfl
States than of any other make of pattern* Thla la m
Account of their atyla, accuracy aad almpliclty.
t.ro Pre*. Sub.crib. lod.y.
Lady Afenl* Wanted. Handeome premiumataf
liberal ca»h comniitnion. Catalogue( of 6«,0 d*-
•l(;n») and Pranii iin Catalogue (shoeing 400
••al (re*. Addraaa THH McCALL CO., Haw Yorifc
NOTiNANYTRUST
Many ncw«p:t jvrs» have lately given currency
•o reports by inesptaisible parties to thccil'ecl
that
THE tfEW HOME SEWING MACHINE CO
;iad entered a trust or combination ; we wish
u> assure the public that there is no truth in
•uicli reports. We have been manufacturing
sewing machines for over a quarter ofa centu
ry, and have established a reputation for our
selves and our machines that is the envy of all
others. Our *'Aeir Home" machine ha*
never been rivaled as a family machine.—lt
stands at the head ofall HiyJi Grade sewing
machines, and stands on its oin» merits.
The 44 JVetr Mtome" i a the only really
HIGH GRADE Sewing Machine
on the market*
It Is not necessary for us to enter into a trust
to save our credit or pay any debts as we have
no debts to pay. We have never entered Into
competition with manufacturers of low grade
cheap machines that are made to sell regard
less of any intrinsic merits. Do not be de
ceived, when you want »*. sew ing machine don't
send your money away from home; call on a
44 New Home " Dealer, he can sell you a
better machine for less than you can purchase
elsewhere. If there Is no dealer near you,
write direct to us.
THE NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE CO
ORANGE, MASS.
New York, Chicago, 111., St. Louis, Mo., Allan*
ta, Dallas. Teju, Ban CaU }
Best County Paper, SI.OO a year.

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