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Established In 1828.
ID. AVST XJ-U-T&
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DANVILLE, PA., OCT. 12, 1906.
Published every Friday at Duuvllle, the
couuty seat of Montour couuty, i'a., at SI.OO a
year In advance or 91.25 If not paid In ad
vance; and no paper will bo discontinued
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THE INTELLIGENCE It,
DANVILLE, PA.
Democratic Ticket.
FOR GOVERNOR
LEWIS EMERY, Jr.
FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
JEREMIAH S. BLACK
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL
FOR SECY OF INTERN AL AFFAIRS
JOHN J GREEN
STATE SENATOR
J. HENRY COCHRAN.
CONGRESS
JOHN G. McHENRY.
PRESIDENT JUDGE
JOHN G. IIARMAN
LEGISLATURE
R. 8. AMMERMAN.
ASSOCIATE JUDGE
LLOYD W. WELLIVER.
REGISTRAR AND RECORDER
Wm. L. BIDLER.
SHERIFF
CALVIN SIIULTZ.
AN
EYESORE.
The only defense of the extrava
gant state capitol made by those re
sponsible for it is that it is a beauti
ful building and that Pennsylvania
can afford to spend the millions paid
for it, which may be true; and it is
no reply to the well founded charge
that the structure was given to favor
ed contractors, who were paid for
more than their work was worth; and
that the profits were so great as to in
vite the conclusion that they were
divided with those who gave the
work.
1 lie fact that responsible contract
ors say that they would furnish light
fixturs for which two millions were
paid, for less than one-sixth of the
sum, is convincing that there was
graft in this contract; that for the in
dex files is clearly open to the same
suspicion; and the duplication of
charges for building work in the ac
counts of the building commission by
charges for like work in the accounts
of the commission that was entrusted
with the furnishing of the capitol,
cannot fail to satisfy every intelligent
mind that the money spent for the
capitol, beautiful as it may be, and
rich as the state is, sorely besmirches
it and makes its capitol an eyesore.
Hie mode by which these millions
were spent is not a new one. It is an
old practice of officials charged with
the erection of public buildings. We
all remember how the cost of the
Philadelphia City hall was carried up
by the graft in the contract. The
creation there of the Tacony company
to finish the iron work is recalled by
the creation of the corporation to fin
ish the light fixtures for the capitol,
which dissolved as soon as the work
was done, just as the Tacony company
did.
—LOCAL politics are very quiet.
Candidates are either working in a
back-door way or are neglecting their
opportunities, but, then the Demo
crats, especially of this couuty, are
very indifferent, depending on the
big majorities and their (?) paper to
boost them into office, unmiadful of
the fact that conditions are changing
and that they are not supporters to
the paper they look to for a kind
word. A peculiar characteristic of
the politician is that he will unhesitat
ingly pay some fellow with no influ
ence, well togo out and work among
the voters and expect the paper of his
party to land him t<\the skies and
direct its great influence for him with
out even a word of thanks. How can
you expect a paper to support you
when its efforts are not apparently
appreciated. Gentlemen, have you
ever considered the power of the press
and what you owe to it in the ad
vancement of your interests and en
lightenment? No f-übscriber should
support a candidate or auy other per
son doing business that requires ad
vertising, who does not support their
pajKjr, for they do not appreciate your
support sufficient to make a little
sacrifice for you in inviting and de
claring they want your support. All
they want is the office and your
money. Consider this well, and be a
good Democrat. If an honest, con
scientious man runs for office on our
ticket, that cannot afford to pay to
ward a little advertising the Intelli
gencer will be only too glad to aid in
the cause, but, we emphatically refuse
to use the influence of our columns
for the advancement of any unappre
ciative, petty politician who refuses to
support the paper and has plenty of
money to be employed in buying votes
and beer, or hiring hench-men at an
extravagant outlay and ignoring their
best and most influential friend—the
press. They may never stop to con
sider how thoroughly the newspaper
acquaints the voters with them and
how the readers weigh what they read
when they know the paper is reliable.
To refuse to invite your support
through your paper is a direct slur on
your individual intelligence. So, you
who expect to be something and know
something subscribe for the paper and :
lend your influence toward its better
ment. v V*
Feople who fish for compliments do
not need long lines. They wlll\gpt
their best bite* In shallow waten.
OUR
PRESIDENT.
The president we all know to be a
strenuous man, fond of speech to the
people; but we sometimes have occa
sion to thiuk that a reasonable, care
fid discharge of the duties of his office
does not correspond with his fondness
for locomotion; so that now we fiud
Taft administering Cuba out of hand,
while the president travels up the
New England coast reviewing ships
and dining with sailors, and comes to
Harrisbupg to dedicate our state house
and dine with our governor.
We have been glad to have him
and hear his good advice, and are
sorry he git wet, and hope he will
not become ill. But still it might
have been as well for a really good
president to have staid in Washing
ton while Taft administered in Cuba;
and have kept his car to the wire
that was strung directly from the
Havana to the Washington palace.
We may say that no harm came of
the president's spreading himself out
so far and that Taft was e<jual to the
situation; even to the extent of select
jtwv « manns liis successor, whom the
IU place of lii-i owu choice. The
president's readiness to endure Taft
furnishes some explanation of the case
and comfort with which be wanders
off from the capital. It is not every
man who can thus throw off care and
let a deputy take it. It is a high art,
and one greatly conducive to happi
ness and fame. It may be that our
president would be less illustrious if
lie did not use so many hands to do
his work, and take, so many holidays
in which to celebrate himself among
the people.
—IN his speech at Buffalo on Sat
urday night, Hearst called Judge
I'arker, the late Democratic candidate
for President, "a political cockroach."
Jerome, liesaid, wasa "Croton bug,"
and Towne a "rat." Compared with
the New \ ork fight, Pennsylvania's
campaign thus far isn't even interest
ing.
— SOME people seem to be scared
at the reports of a failure of the pota
to crop. Blight, it is true, comes over
the crop in a few sections of this
►State, but the crop is an abundant
one in other localities, while Europe
reports an enormous yield. They can
send them over here and sell them at
reasonable prices.
— M EN have various ways of carry
ing money. Grocers, butchers and
millers carry it in a wad. Bankers
in clean bills, laid full length in a
pocket book. Brokers only fold the
bill once, doubling the money as it
were. The young business man car
ries it in his vest pocket. Farmers
and drovers lu their inside pockets,
whether it is 850 or 15 cents. Print
ers usually carry their money in other
people's pockets.
THE Southern Pacific Railroad
has decided to make a reduction of 25
per cent, on its present rates on all
commodities shipped Kast in refrigera
tion cars. As a result all kinds of
California fruits should become 25
per cent, cheaper here iu the Kast.
But will that be the case? Will the
fruit seller or the fruit consumer bene
fit by this freight reduction ? We
hardly think the consumer will be the
favored one.
— IT makes us very tired, indeed,
to have merchants insist on us to urge
the people to trade at home and not
send away to mail order houses or big
city stores for their goods, and when
we go around to settle our accounts
have presented to us a bill head print
ed away from home or receive copy
for an ad written on a letter head
which never I 'trade at home." Yes,
we believe in it, but those who cry
out so loud and persisteutly, should
certainly be first to set the example.
—THE newspaper that doctors" the
communications of its correspondents
so as to make them say just the oppo
site of what those correspondents in
tended, thereby perverting the truth
and diseminating bogus news, is in
every sense as culpable as the man
who loots a bank or deals iu gold
bricks—worse, in fact, as it seeks to
defraud every subscriber it has, or
who may believe in its honesty. If
all accounts are true, this custom is
not uncommon in Philadelphia news
paper offices.
—IOWA'S 400,000,000 bushel corn
crop is out of all danger from frost.
It again stands at the head of all the
States in its corn record, Illinois hav
ing held that record since 1901. It
is alleged that the large yield is not
due so much to the increased acreage,
which was only nbout 8 per cent, as
to the increased yield per acre, which
was fully 20 per cent. It will be re
membered that the lowa railroads
sent special trains all over the State,
with experienced agriculturists on
board, who stopped at every way sta
tion and lectured ou the best methods
of growing the crop. The farmers
turned out to hear the lectures, fol
lowed their advice and this big crop is
the result. A
— THE rural routes were establish
ed for the benefit of rural homes, or
in other words the farmers. They
have proven a greater benefit and
blessing to the farmers than was an
ticipated by the most sanguine. A
farmer who has once enjoyed the ad
vantages of the rural mail service
would hardly know how to live with
out it. It did not come to the farmer,
however, until he had many times
earned it. The farmers are our heav
iest taxpayers. What property they
have is in plain sight and is taxed,
while the city gent, at least many ot
them, who deals in notes and bonds
is enabled to hide his wealth from the
assessor. For a quarter of a century
the mail has been carried to the city
home, not once, but mauy times each
day. Finally the big heart of Uncle
Sam has reached out to the men who
feed the world.
A Certain Cure for Aching Feet.
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder; cure« Tired
£«■»'!»><, Sweat In* Swollen feet. Ban. pie nen{
tKhh, also Sample of FOOT-EASE SANITARY
'IUS 1 * Address, Allen
S. Olmsted, Leltoy, N. V.
PENROSE RENAMES
ENOUGH TO CONTROL
Over Fifty "White Slave" Dealer
Protectors Run For Harritburg.
ROBERT K. YOUNG BACKB THEM
Present Republican Tickets Made Up
of Legislators Who Supported Vic*
lous Bills and Put State to Enorm
ous Forced Extra Ses
sion.
More than BO Republican state rep
resentatives who, in the last regular
tession, voted to protect the "white
slave" dealers, gambling hells, speak
easies and other vice dens of Phllar
delphla against the present fusion
rlominee for district attorney, D. Clar
ence Glbboney, who has led the cru
sades against those evils, have been
renominated by the "Republicans"
throughout the state to serve in the
coming session of the state legislature.
All this renominating of those sub
servient creatures of the old bosses
has been done quietly while Penrose,
their guoeruau/nw \*oiuiYiv.ev"<a>niiofi
and other stump speakers to strive to
divert the people's attention away from
the plot to have the coming legislature
controlled by the same old gang against
which the commonwealth has been in
revolution for more than a year.
Among the shields behind which the
vice-den protectors, ripper voters and
opponents of honest elections are striv
ing to hide In the hope of thwarting
the whole people of the state in the
coming legislature, Is the "special cam
paign committee" which is acting as an
auxilllary to Penrose's state commit
tee under command of Wesley R. An
drews. A strenuous helper in the
stumping efTorts to keep the popular
mind off of the evils which can be cor
rected only through the election of tho
state candidates headed by Lewis Em
ery, Jr., and of an honest legislature,
is Robert K. Young, Republican nomi
nee against Representative William T.
Creasy for auditor general. Candidate
Young proclaims that there is no long
er any ground for. independent fighting.
He has special reason to dread that
fighting, for, with Creasy as auditor
general, "Bob" Young would not have
a chance to audit his own capitol com
mission and public grounds and build
ings accounts. He would have no of
ficial connection with the full exposure
that is bound to come if the people
vote right in November, of the |9,000,-
000 "furnishing" graft over and above
the $4,000,000 cost of the new capltol's
walls and roof.
Shielded By Creasy's Opponent.
The Republican nominee for auditor
general, Young, was solicitor for the
capitol commission throughout all that
"grafting." When the commission
boasted that It had completed the capi
tol without expending quite all of the
$4,000,000, Young acquiesced. He was
silent. Until after State Treasurer Berry
started the exposure Young had never
said a word to the public upon the sub
ject. No man was in a more advan
tageous official position than Young to
know how the people were being de
ceived to the extent of an extra $9,000,-
j 000. Yet he remained silent while the
grafters schemed to keep the whole
ugly business quiet until after the
coming election. Now this man as a
stump speaker joins in the attempt to
enable half a hundred of the worst
members of the house of representa
tives, not to speak of the equally venal
senatorial nominees, to sneak back,
unobserved, to Harrisburg.
Outside of Philadelphia and Alle
gheny the following 25 Republican rep
resentatives who are all on the ma
chine's present tickets, voted for the
measures which would have checked
the serving of warrants by licensed
detectives, deputy constables or such
special officers as were used by Mr.
Gibboney and his colleagues against the
spoak-easies, vice dens and gamblers
protected by a corrupt municipal ad
ministration:
William H. Irwin, Blair; Edward E.
Biedleman and Frank B. Wickersham,
Dauphin; William L. Wood. Fayette;
8. Taylor North, Jefferson; William J.
Thomas. James E. Watklns and the re
doubtable Fred. C. Ehrhardt himself,
all of Lackawanna; Frank B. McClain
and John G. Housher, Lancaster Walter
S. Reynolds, Lawrence; Gabriel L.
Mover, Lebanon; James L. Marsteller,
Lehigh's machine < ounty chairman;
Calvin S. Haines, Lehigh; Edward H.
Williams, George H. Ross and Griffin
E. Jones, Luzerne; George A. Weida,
Montgomery; James Bramhall, North
umberland; Alfred D. Garner, John H.
Woodward and Charles A. Snyder,
Sehuyraill; George C. Mohn, Union;
James Braun, Warren, and Harvey N.
Farley, Wayne.
All these men, now renominated,
voted for bills which would have nul
lified tho warrants referred to un
less O. K'd by tho superintendent,
chief, captain or other person In
charge of the police. As the police
and Machine were then constituted
and related, those bills would have
finished Glbboney.
Representatives now renominated
who are in the same class with the
foregoing because they voted for the
Puhl bill to tie up Glbboney and the
Law and Order Society by requiring
the society to make frequent and de
tailed public reports about all of Its
contributors and other private mat
ters are Edmund James, Cambria;
Oliver S. Kelsey, Clinton; L. O. Mc-
Lane, Crawford, and Josiah M. Lan
dis, Montgomery. One renominated
representative, Frank Craven, of
Washington, although "absent or not
voting" on the Puhl bill, voted for the
Ehrhardt deputy constable bill, which
was to the same effect as the licensed
detective bill.
Thomas V. Cooper, of Delaware, re
nominated, was "absent or not voting"
i>n the Puhl and Ehrhardt bills, al
though he must be credited with vot
ing against the Philadelphia Ripper.
Other renominated members "absent
or not voting" on the Puhl bill were:
John W. Carson, Beaver; Edgar R.
Kiess. Lycoming, and J. W. Endsley.
Somerset, with the following Ehrhardt
bill voters Irwin, Beidleman, W. I*
Wood. North, Reynolds, Moyer, Jones,
Welda, Ross, Mohn and Farley.
Omitting the counties, except In
ease of men not named In the foregoing
lists, the following Republican mecv
hers now before the people for P*
election voted for what was the pri
mary cause of the commonwealth's
Upheaval, the Philadelphia Ripper:
Beidleman, Bramhall, Braun, Coun
cilman, Craven, Ehrhardt, Endsley,
Garner. Haines, Hemsher. Irwin, James,
Kelsey, Krlss, Landis. Marsteller, Mc-
Clain. McLane, Moyer, North, Ross, C.
A. Snyder, W. J. Thomas, Watkins and
Williams; with Charles A. Ambler and
John H. Rex. Montgomery; Roland
Flack and Joseph 8. Thomas, Bucks;
Josiah Howard, Cameron, and William
C. Pomeroy, Juniata.
The renominated representatives
who were "absent or not voting" on
the Philadelphia Ripper were Carson,
Farley, Jones. Mohn, Reynolds, Weida,
Wickersham and Farley, with George
T. Weingartner, of Lawrence county,
MHI Andrew B. illtchcock. Tioga.
The renominated Philadelphians,
who not only voted for the vice-den
protection bills, but also for the Phila
delphia Ripper, the city passenger
railway franchise grabs and other ouk
rageous schemes of the power-intoxi
cated bandit chiefs, were: j
Joseph Call and John H. Riebel, 20th
wa*J; Jauieg Clarency, 19th; William
J. Cook. 2Gth; John R. Huhn, 36th;
Edwin H. Fahey, 10th; William H.
Funs ton, 30th; James A. Kennedy,
13th; Frank G. Muinma, 29th; Samuel
Ripp 11th; Robert H. Smith, 39th. and
Walter Strading, 31st.
To avoid any confusion from the
foregoing analysis of the vicious vot
ing, and to provide the "country" vo
ter with something'valuable to keep
in his vest pocket until election day
the following list of the bunch of re
nominated Republican representatives,
outside of Philadelphia and Allegheny,
is given:
Beaver —John W. Carson, R.
Blair—William H. Irwin, R.
Bucks—Roland Flack, R.; Joseph 8.
Thomas, R. I
Cambria—Edmund James, R.
Cameron—-Josiah Howard, R.
Clinton—Oliver S. Kelsey, R.
Crawford —L. O. McLaine, R.
Dauphin—Edward E. Buidleman, R.,
Frank B. Wickersham, R.
Delaware—Thomas V. Cooper, R.
Fayette—William L. Wood, R.
—a Tnvlpr North, R.
Lackawanna—William J. Thomas,
James E. Watklns, R., Fred, C. Ehr
hardt, R.
iAncaster —Frank B. McClain, R.,
John O. Homßher, R.
Lawrence—Oeorge T. Weingartner,
R.; Walter S. Reynolds, R.
Lebanon —Gabriel M. Moyer, R.
Lehigh—James L. Marsteller, R.,
Calvin S. Haines, R.
Luzerne —Edward H. Williams, R.;
George H. Ross. R.; Griffin E. Jones, R.
Lycoming—Edgar R. Kiess. R.
Montgomery—Charles A. Ambler, R.;
Josiah M. Landis, R.; John H. Rex,
R.: George A. Weida, R.
Northumberland —James Bramhall, R.
Potter —Frank D. Councilman, R.
Schuylkill—Alfred B. Garner, R.;
Charles A. Snyder, R.; John W. Wood
ward, R.
Somerset —James W. Endsley, R.
Tioga—Andrew B. Hitchcock, R.; An
drew B. Dunsmore, R.
Union —George C. Mohn, R.
Waren—James Brann, R.
Washington—Frank Craven, R.
Wayne—Harvey N. Farley, R.
As seen in the previous lists, all
but very few of these mon supported ,
the Infamous measures which precipe
tated the political revolution in Philip
delphia and the state. They were as
servile as the worst of the Philadel
phia freebooters, under the lash wield
ed in the Boas mansion by Israel W.
Durham, Boies Penrose and James P.
McNichol. They voted not only to give
freest and widest scope to the crimes
of the "white-slave" dealers, the gam
bling proprietors and the illicit traffic
that competed with law-abiding liquor
dealers, but they also blocked all the
pending measures for honest elections.
By standing against all the reforms j
demanded by the people, they put the j
commonwealth to the expense of more
than a quarter of a million of dollars \
for the extra session, and now they
ask the poople to re-elect them so that 1
they can block complete exposure of I
the new capltol grafting, and prevent (
just restrictions upon monopolies and j
law-defying corporations.
STUART ALWAYS DODGED
Candtdato For Governor Non-Commlt*
tal On Vital Issues When Ho
Was Councilman.
This is a new chapter of the delin*
quencies of the Republican nomine*
for governor, Edwin S. Stuart, during
hib five years' membership in the select
council of Philadelphia.
Stuart sat silent on March 27, 180«),
while the chamber acted on the Phlla*
delphia and Trenton railroad bill for
bridge building. On the same day he
declined to vote on the $4,600,000 loan
bill, although he Is recorded as voting
on the very next measure in order,
which was only for laying gas pipe,
and therefore was not likely to get
hini into hot water. At the following
meeting he was on hand but withheld
his vote from the all Important ques
tion of no revising the street lines as
to carry Broad street, the city's princl- j
pal thoroughfare, under the "Connect- I
lng"rallroad. Immediately after this I
there came up a harmless little paving j
bill and right bravely did Stuart cast *
his vote for it in sheer defiance of all
critics.
A remarkable day of fighting and
heavy work in select council was June
19, 1890, but Mr. Penrose's candidate
was then among the missing. The'
Frankford and Southwark railway bill '
for extension over many streets was I
considered, as was the bill letting the ;
Union Railway do a lot branching out !
on Stuart's own Point Breeze avenue.
Long Lane, Wharton street and other
highways near his residence. Whether
It was these, or the electric and other
corporation bill* that were considered,
that kept Stuart away on that day,
deponent sayeth not But a few days
later the coming up of the Germantown
Railway extension bill found Stuart i
again absent. It was then only about
six months ahead of the primaries
that nominated him for mayor, and the
candidate was becoming more circum
spect than ever, if it was possible for
| him to add to his reputation as a
' dodger.
It would be wearisome togo on with
the railroad and corporation dodging ;
alone, and yet Mr. Stuart's five-year i
service—or omission of service—in Be- j
lect council was thickly dotted with ;
other artful dodging as Important, and
often more amusing than the foregoing
chapter.
Hhlpahape on Land.
One of the quaintest charitable Insti
tutions in the world is the Royal Alfred
Home For Aged Seamen, which houses
100 English mariners In the outskirts
of London. It Is supported entirely by
voluntary contribution. The main idea
has been to make the place as home
like as possible, and to this end an ef
fort has been made to preserve In large
measure the environment to which tbe
Inmates are accustomed.
The dormitories are cut op into tiny
cabins, as on shlpbourd, and In place of
the familiar iron cots these veterans
of the sea turn in at night in bunks and :
stow their clothes and other
precisely as they would on board ship,.
Day and night the hours and half hours
are struck on a ship's bell In the main j
hall, and even in the mess room the '
atmosphere of the sea is retained as an
aid to appetite. The house governor is j
himself an old sea captain of forty j
years' experience in commanding men, ;
and his rule is entirely along nautical
lines.
Th« Fish If«i
A etirions custom was at one time In
vogue at Gloucester, Mass., which It i
lustra ten the sacredness which seems
to surround a fish net and the protec
tion which the law affords that class of I
property. Whenever It became neces
sary to quarantine a bouse because of
smallpox or other contagious disease
the quarantine was effected by string- ,
!ng nets about the building on the out- 1
Bide. The penalty for disturbing a net
r was so great that no one dared to
die with the barrier. *
CAPITOL CRAFT OF
BOSS MARTIN'S MAN
pMnjpackff Responsible For Loot-
I of Surplus.
WOULD STUART DO *ETT«RT
Accusing Contractors Ready to Help
Legislative Investigation to Find
Out Who Got, tha Secretly Ab
itraotad Millions.
Probing to the bottom of the new
capltol graft Is assured by the Demo
cratic and Independent nominees for
the state legislature, If enough of
them shall be elected In November. In
Philadelphia the fusion nominees for
, the state senate havu already signed
a pledge to that effect, and the repre
sentative candidates on the anti-ma
chine ticket will do tha same thing,
i State Treasurer Berry promises to
j delve into what he believes to be
| "overcharges" of at least $2,600,000
in the 19,000,000 paid for "furnish
, Ings" over and above the $4,000,000
for which the building was to be "com
pleted." Berry's first discovery of over
he held up until'Tie learned trom me
Cramp shipbuilding Arm that It would
supply, tbe same kind of pole for $75
If the capltol authorities would
give the firm three or four men for
three days or so, to erect the pole.
In the amazing "gall" of the archi
tect, Joseph M. Huston, be claims t»
have been economical as the state'a
servant, although he bagged for his
own pocket, as the official report ad
mits, half a million dollars as fees
and commissions. Had not Berry
made the exposure, the only part of
this enormous Huston graft that the
public would have known about is the
$lB5 000 paid to the architect for de
signing the walls and roof. All the
rest of the half million was for de
signing the "furnishings." Huston's
first political appearance was as the
protege of Boss David Martin, In the
loth ward, Philadelphia. Martin, find
ing him a voluble talker, sent him as
a delegate to conventions, and gave
iihlm standing as a "worker." But with
the rise of Durham and McNichol, who
drove Martin back Into his corner,
Huston "went along" with the new
powers, just as Martin wished . his
friends to take care of themselves aft
er his Influence declined.
Pannypacker Responsible.
Congressman Graham, of Allegheny,
member of the capltol commission, re
fers to the strong advice of Governor
Pennypacker as largely Influencing the
i extravagant secret expenditures of the
| extra $9,000,000. Graham tells of the
I governor's repeated urging on of such
; fitting up as would establish "a grand
| monument." Pennypacker, as pre«l
--j dent of the board of public grounds
j and buildings, stands chiefly responsi
ble for the"going the limit" la so
! cretly drawing upon the "general un
appropriated" fund of the state for t ! ie
"furnishings." To Bay that Pepnyi.ack
er did not know of what was going on
in the board over which he presided
would reflect upon his Intelligence,
and he has been for many years a
judge on the bc.ich.
Pennypacker signed the two gen
eral appropriation bills of 1903 an 1
1905. In each of those bills was the
proviso that the power of the board
1 of public buildings and grounds t>
buy Tnrnlture should not be regarrte I
tin authorising them to help to "com
plete" the capltol. The governor,
while presiding over the meetings of
the board whpn ontracts for "furnish
ings" were let. surely not so un
sophisticated as not to know that the
extra millions were being abstracted
from the banks for "furniture" with
out the knovledse of the people
There being no epeoial appropriation
for the purpose, and the money sim
ply having been roooped out of the
: enormous surplus at the pleasure of
' the noard, leaving ten mlllolns, more
j or less. In the depositories all th<>
I while, the people could not have
' known anything about the matter until
■ the honest, vigilant State Treasurer
I Berry exposed It.
Would Stuart Do Better?
■Would' any of the Republican state
officials have exposed It? The answer
Is that eveA Pennypacker waited until
he and his fellow members were found
! otrt by Berry before they felt that they
| must make a report. Pennypacker.
like the rest, remained silent while
the commonwealth was being deceived
by the boast that the capltol had been
"completed" within the original ap
propriation. Now, with a governor
who was supposed to he a gooft law-
I yer, and, In money matters at least,
a man of Integrity, lending himself to
this colossal fraud upon the people's
credulity, what better could be ex
pected from the governorship In the
hands of Edwlu S. Stuart, who Is not
only not a lawyer and Is lacking In
the particular ability conceded to Pen
nypacker, but has also mr.de, as a se
lect councilman In Philadelphia, a five
year record lull of Instances of dodg
j lag ail of tha more Important Issues
i that came up for action In the select
j chamber. Particularly as to matters
affecting corporations or tha street
railway monopoly nud steam rail
roads. Stuart's rule was to bo "absent
or not voting." for the reason that he
dreaded to display backbone If he
possessed It, which Is very doubtful
In view of his refusal to comply with
requests from the leading citizens of
his city, st the opening of the munici
pal revolution, to lend his name to, or
show himself at the town meetings
of protest against the "gas lease" and
other grabs of the public plunderers.
Since the .exposure of payment of
$2,000,000 for the lighting fixtures. It
has been suggested that the "solid
brass" or "solid bronze" chandeliers,
paid for In the peculiar manner of "by
the pound," ought to be bored Into for
the purpose of seeing whether the
154.50 per pound was not paid for lead
, poured Into hollow brass or bronze.
As fusion nominee for state senator,
Vivian Frank Gable, chairman of the
Lincoln campaign committee, says
there Is a vaat amount of boring, prob
ing and digging to be done by the next
legislature Into the $9,000,000 "fur
nishings," and the first thing he will
do, If elected, will be to offer a reso
lution for a thorough legislative in
quiry Into the whole business. It is
already told to reporters by respon
sible contractors In Philadelphia, that
John H. Sanderson, of that city, was,
to the best of their knowledge, tha
only contractor to bid on the entire
"furnishings" of the capltol, except
the metal filing caaea, for which more
than a million and a half dollars were
paid to the Lancaster politicians, head
ed by Congressman Cassel.
Rseponsible Accusere to Be Heard.
These responsible accusers will be
heard -from whenever tbe legislature j
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p For MEN YOUTHS and BOYS |
| >0 A e have a groat assortment to pick from, every- fcJ
•JA ▼ Y thing is brand new and first cla*s in every de- 'i
£54 tail. Our prices are the most reasonable, for fcpj
our ONE PRICE SYSTEM compels us to mark our
FJJ goods down to the very lowest prices. fTI
fg OUR NEW MEN'S SUITS and OVERCOATS |j 1
Run $5.00, $6.50, $8.50, SIO.OO, $12.00, 813.50, K/ U pj)
Si $15.00, £16.50, 18.00 820.00. H j&j
Our new Young Men's
S3 Suits and Overcoats h L 1 jrt 'A
$ run from • • • $5 to $ I 3.50 /] TT * *£%
1 . 41.25 to $6.00 /TILL I||P% S
j& Our new Boys' Ove- onA , nn if -;#§
coats run from • Z.UU tO JpD.UU fl; (
jj® Wo also carry a first class lino of MEN'S and / •' \ &D
BOYS' SHOES and RUBBER goods. V f3
jffs Come and examine our winter underwear. We |
raj will show you tho best fleece-lined garments at 50c. 'Sft J
1 NEWMAN 1
j3 222 Mill Street., Half Block from Post Office, d
wants them. The/ allege that Sander
■on was called Into consultation when
the specifications (or the furnishings
were drawn up, and that he practi
cally prepared them. "The specifics
tlons were so vague," says one of these
contractors, "that wo could not tell
JUKt what was wanted, and we were
unable, without additional Informa
tion, to enter a bid. Sanderson, wo un
derstand. was the man who helped to
draw up the specifications, and there
fore knew Just what was wanted."
This accuser has boon accustomed, foi
years, to handle similar contracts.
Other accusers say they want to
know who tho alleged "sixteen bid
ders" In competition with Sanderson
were. Such of them as may have
been genuine are alleged to have been
simply forced out.
Sanderson, when awarded the con
tracts, was not a manufacturer of all
the supplies needed. The proposed
probers will go after the so-callod sub
contractors. not to speak of the Re
publican politicians and officeholders
In "cahoots" with them. Meanwhile,
the Republican spellbinders, from Stu
art down, and the satellites around
Penrose, at the machine state head
quarters. are in a panic over the pros
pect.
The O|H*II season for game birds
ami animals is as follows: Woodcock,
October 1 to December 1; pheasants,
October 15 to I)e« ember 1; wild tur
key, October 15 to December 1 ; <juail,
November 1 to December 1; squirrels,
October 1 to December 1; rabbits,
November Ito December 1; deer,
November 15 to Dec< mber 1; bear,
Octol er 1 to March 1; plover, reed
bird, black-bird, dove, tattler, sund
pijier, curlew, or other shore birds,
September Ito January 1; snijte,
September Ito May 1; wild duck,
wild goose and swan, September 1 to
Jnnuary 1. Limit—Woodcock, ten
in a day; pheasants, five in a day,
twenty of either in one week or fifty
in a season. Wild turkey, one in a
day, four in one season. Quail, ten
in one day, forty in one week,
seventy-five in one seasou. Deer, one
in a season. Squirrels, six in a
day.
"The Danville Intelligencer began
its seventy-eighth year of publication
last week. Although past the"three
score and ten" mark it is as bright
and happy as a four year old, brim
full of good things. The Intelligen
cer ranks among our very best and
newsiest exchanges, and we extend
congratulations on its passing another
mile post on the highway of journal
ism"—Watson town Record and Star.
"The Danville IntelMgencer, cele
brated its seventy-eight anniversary
with its issue of last week. For the
past 4 year the paper has been owned
by D. Aust Lutz, who has ably
maintained the standard set by his
predecessors. It is a good pupcr,
sound, conscientiously edited, and fit
togo into any home."—Beaton
Argus.
oastoria.
Btui th« _ st The Kind Yoo Han Always Bought
PENNSYLVANIA
1 RAILROAD
Schedule In Effect May 27, 1906
Trains leave Sssth Daavlllc as follows:
For Catawlssa. East llloomsburg, Nescopeck,
Nantlcoke, Wilkes-liarre, Pitiston. Hi-ran
ton anil Intermediate stations, 7.11 a. in.,
2.21 auil 5.50 p. m. week days, »nd 10.17 a. in.
dally.
For Sun bury and Intermediate stations, 9.00
a. m.and 7.51 p* in. week-days, and 4.31 p. m.
dally. For Hunbury only, 12.10 p. m. week
days.
For Potts vllle, Head in* and Philadelphia,
7.11 afld 10.17 a. in.and 2.21 p. in. week-days.
For Hasleton, 7.11 and 10.17 a. in., 2.21 and
p. in. week-days.
For Ijewlsburg, William sport, and Lock
Haven, 9.00 a. in., 12.i0unu 4.31 p. in., week
days; 4.31 p. in. Sunday for Wllllamsport
and intermedial stations, 7.51 p. in., week
days.
For liellefonte, Tyrone. Philipsburg, Clear-
Held, and Pittsburgh, 9.00 a. m., and 12.10 p.
m. wcek-d^s.
For Harrisburg and Intermediate stations 9.00
a.m., 12.10, 4.81, and 7.51 p.m., wuek-days;
4.31 p. m., Hundays
For Phradelpbia (via Harrisburg) Baltimore,
and Washington. 9.00 a. m., I*. 10, 4.31 and
7.51 p. in., week-days; 4.31 Hundayx p. in.,
For Pittxburg (via Harrisburg) 9.00 a. m.,
4.31, and 7.0l p. m., week-days; 4.31 p. in.
Hundays; (via LeirJatowb Junction) 9.00 a.
m., and 12.10 p. m., weak-day*; (via LOCK
Haven)9.oo a. m., and 12.10 p. week-days.
For further information apply to ticket
agents.
W. W. ATTEKBURY, J. K. WOOD,
General Manager. Pass'r Traffic Mgr
Quo. W. BOYD. General Pass'r Agt.
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■•CONGRESS!
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$ "For ono of tho younger men in Grange ,
f+J work, Brother John G. McHenry, of jjr
Benton, Columbia County, has attained a ry
ft|4 wide acquaintance and a host of friends in W
iwi - the order. All over tho State the}' will he TO
glad to learn that he is so popular at home
W as to ho accorded the" nomination for Con- $
W gross in his district without opposition in $
W any county. We hopo to chronicle his oloc- (+)
tion later. Men of his hroad sympathies, Art
Olf) ability and clean private life are badly Sfl
needed in our national life just now. Tho kJ
ptf farmers aiul laboring men would have in S3!
|W\ him an ablo champion."—Grange News.
DM INIBT HATCH'S NOTICE
Estate of Effle J. Arnwlne, lute of West
Hemlock township, deceased*
letters of administration upon the estate
of Ettle J. Arnwine late of West llemliK-k
townshtp, Montour County, Suite of Penn
sylvania, having been granted by the Keg
ister of Montour County to the undersigned,
all persons indebted to said estate are re
quested to make payment, and those having
claims to presi-nt the same without delay to
GKO. I). AKXWINK, lUiekhorn, Fa.
CIIAH. S. ARN WINK,
HouteH, Danville. Pa.
or to AdmltiiHtrators
CHARLES V. AMKRMAN. Danville. Fa.
ECUTOHS NOTICE.
KM tat r of Daniel T. Lazaroiu, Late of Liberty
Ibwnship, thin County.
Notice Is hereby given, that letters testa
mentary on the above estate having been
granted to the undersigned, all persons in
debted to said estate are requested to make
payment, and those having claims «r de
mands again «t the said estate to present the
same, without deluy to
CHAB. E. I.A/AROt'S,
WM. H. LAZAIUII'H.
Milton, H. F. D. No I.
HAKKIKT C. KKKKKK,
Strawberry Hldge.
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•lUM ikw •/ I »f oik.r nki efMtterne. Till Is «
iMMH ml lUr et? K ttcwMf ui (layUdty.
IfeCalPn ttMßilit(Tb On-*ot FUU«4IM
were ewkewtWe l»aa sny ether Lallee'Magiime. One
mm free. lukicHV* te4ey.
i Beat County Paper, 11.00 « year. ,
hair ß balsam
Clctnm beeuttHea the
Dr. I. G. PURBEL,
NEUROLOGIST
273 Mill Street, • Danvlile, Pa.
We straighten Cross Eyes without operation.
IIOI'KH, 8 A. M. tO 12 M.
1 P. M. tO 9 P. M.
EYES A SPECIALTY.
NOT IN ANYTRUST
Many nowsjiaprrs have lately given currency
to reports by irresponsible parties to the effect
that
THE NEW HOME SEWINQ MACHINE CO
had entered a trust or combination; we wish
to assure the public that there is utt truth la
such reports. We have been manufaeturlfl'g
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others. Our " New Miome" machine htm
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stands at the head of all tllgh f.'rade icwta|
machines, and stands on its own merits.
The 44 New Home» i* the OMI# re*4W
I HIGH GRADE Sewing MmehinS •
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ceived, wlien you want r. sewing machine don't
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