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TAMTSDAT; DECEMBER 15TII, 18CT.
Published by R. A. BUMILLER
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND'S annual mes
sage to congress is at present the chief
theme of political discussions. While
it has ceused to he an unusual thing
for Cleveland in his official career to
spring a surprise upon old time
politicians, it may bo truthfully said
that nine-tenth of the mem Iters of
both houses hardly expected to be con
fronted by such a purely democratic
and very able document. It is tho
firstrtime in the history of our country
that a president devotes his annual
message almost exclusively to one
subject and does it in each a masterly
manner. Cleveland fairly takes the
bull by the horns and tackles the
tariff revision issue, which has hereto
fore been handled so gingerly, by
pointing out to congress the absolute
necessity of giving the matter their
immediate attention, lie even goes
further aftd gives some plausible plans
ns to how revenue reduction may be
effected and the surplus in the treas
ury reduced. lie shows in plain fig
ures how great the accumulation of
surplus revenue has boon in the past
three years and what distressing ef
fects a continuation of such a financial
system must "have on the business in
terests of the country. He goes on
to show that a fair and easy reduction
of taxation in quarters where it if ,
most needed will in a great measure
prevent the unneecessary hoarding up
of money in the national treasury |
while it will give relief to the people
in general. In this connection Clove
land puts the issue at hand in a nut
shell when he says ; "The simple and j
plain duty which we owe the people is
to reduce taxation to the necessary
expenses of an economical operation ]
of the government, and to restore to ;
the business of the country the money i
which we hold in the treasury through :
the perversion of governmental pow- i
ers."' What, can be more fair aud at |
tie same time more conservative. '
The Republicans who see free-trade
embodied in the theories embraced in
Cleveland's message are simply pre- j
verters of the truth for political ends. ,
But the masses of the people receive
the message well and appreciate the
President's deep concern for the wt 1- :
fare of the American people and their 1
THE W hole tariff is??ue in short is
presented as follows bv the New York
1 Surplus taxation for the current
fiscal rear. $113,000,000
2. The Treasury glutted at theoTose r
ot the current fiscal year with $l4O,
000.000 taken from private enterpirse
and stored in public vaults.
3. John Sherman's blundering of
the public debt forbids bonds to be
called or paid, except with his own
premium to the bondholder, until 1891.
when $230,544,600 become due and
payable at their face,and 1907. when
$732,440,850 become dueaud payable
at their faces.
1. The Democratic Policy. —08"
with the needless taxes on cloathing,
fuel,shelter,food. Let alone the taxes
2. The Republican Policy. —Off
with taxes on whiskey,beer,tobacco.so
as to keep the war taxes on clothing,
Voters olthe county,poor men,which
pclicy do you like best,which do you
prefer,which will you vote for? The 1
Democratic party and Mr. Cleveland 1
represent the former;the Republican |
party,led by Mr. Blaine, represent the ,
BLAINE, the Maine statesman, has
spoken from across the waters and ca
bled his criticism of Cleveland's an
nual message to one of the leading
Republican papers in New York As <
might have been foretold the Plumed
Knight unreservedly calls the mess- j
age a free-trade document and at the
same time leaves it stick out
the lines of his letter th** * „iween
assume the ue is ready to
can for"" jU rship of the Republi
„c-s in next year's Presidential
campaign. He purposely perverts the
clear and straightforward expressions
of President on the tariff
issue and takes a decided stand as a
high protectionist of the extremest
kind. Aud on that ground he expects
to make his fight for the Presidency
in 1888. It is quite easy to see that
Mr. Blaine has chosen the wrong
weapon to fight his battle.
FRANCE bad hardly settled down in
to quietude when some political crank
succeeded in stiring up another sensa
tion which throws all public circles in
to an excited turmoil. Jules Ferry,
the ex-premier and defeated candidate
for the French Presidency, nearly lost
bis life on last Saturday at the hands
of an assasin, who fired three revolver
shots at the ex-premier while at the
Palais Bourban ; but happily be is a
poor marksman and Ferry's wouuds
are not considered fatal. A good
deal of speculation about the possible
reascn for the cowardly deed is going
on but none are able to find any other
solution to it than that Aubertin the
would-be assassin is a crank.
JUDGE GORDON, of Philadelphia, has
recently given his decision about tbe
seventeenth section of the high license
law, referring to tbe dealing out of
liquor to minors. He declares the
same "unconstitutional" and says
that it can only relate to liquor deal
ers and saloonists, and not to othei
ADMONISH I\<; HIJAINP..
llis Ablest Western Organ Rejects Ills
monopoly Tarltl' Views.
CHICAGO, December!).—The Tribune (Re
publican), this morning commenting edi
torially on Mr. Maine's reply to Mr. I'levo
laiul's message, says :
'•Mr. Maine, its might have been expected,
has presented high tariff protection from a
partisan point of view, as an opposition is
sue to the President's view on tariff re* I no
tion. We have a long and apparently very
pleasant winter before us in whieli to dis
cuss tliis question, and it iaa question which
must IK* settled upon its merits and not up
on political considerations. So far, there
fore, as Mr. Maine seeks to make it appear
as a party issue he will fail.
"It is* a sufficient explanation of Mr.
Maine's interview that lie is |a Pennsyl
vania!). lie was hroughtJ up in an at
mosphere of ultra-protection, lie was sat
at the feet of tin l high tariff (lamaliels of
that State and imhilxsl their doctrines
I.ike all Pcniisylvanians, Republicans or
Hoinocrats, he hclienw in enormous duties
on imports for the purjHvsc of coddling the
mill bosses ami protecting the so-called 'in
fant Industries,'which long ago came of age
and ought to be able to go alone. Kvery
Pennsylvania!) believes thai the productive
system promotes his interests and that in
promoting his interests it enhances the gen
eral good of the Republic,
"It is almost needless to say that Mr.
Maine, as well as other Pennsylvania Re
publicans, in taking this position makes no
accounts of the precedents of IRYT, of ISS_'.
s:t or of the plattortuof issi.wliicliexplieiily
declares: 'The Repuhlican party pledges
itself to correct the irregularities of the tariff
and to reduce the surplus.' They eveij
foiiglit tlie small reduction of 1 SS:t. The
Maine interview will have to stand upon
its merits, and it will he indorsed or con
demned in accord nice with the value of the
arguments set forth, and the public judge
ment will not be intluenced by the distin
guished name la-hind them.
"It is the weakest ground Mr. Maine has
ever yet occupied aud no national party can
expect to go Into a Presidential campaign on
that issue, no matter w ho may be its leader
and win. It is in a position of direct hos
tility to the rejx-rt of the Tariff Commission
and tothe Republican plat for in of IsSI. l"|>-
on this question, therefore, we beg leave to
differ from Mr. Maine, as he differs from
"Freely acknowledging his right to his
own belief as a Republic in, wo claim the
same right as such aud are free to state our
Udief that in leading the cohorts of the
coddled State of Pennsylvania with his lieu
tenants. Randall, Kelley, Cameron and Mc
pherson. he will find that Pennsylvania is
but one State and that there is a large army
outside of its borders who do not propose to
lie velied U]H>H any longer for its benefit.
"The surplus question must be settled in
some way and in a different way from what
it has IHVII settled. It cannot be settled In
accordance with the Maine idea."
A Hit of History.
When the weather was warm and seaside
and mountains were alluring retreats, a
certain commission appointed by the last
legislature of Pennsylvania for the purjtose
of formulating a new revenue bill to meet
the exigences of the times worked itself
nearly to death, albeit it kept its head cool,
at the state's exjx-nse in charming spots
when* balmv bic y.es blew.
The public at that time was led to believe
that the credit stud well-being, aye the very
life of the state government depended iqxm
the prompt preparation and immediate
consideration ami adoption of a new law t<>
regulate the assessment and collection of
lint strange to say although there rati be
i:o iloubt. that; perfect beuutv of a revenue
biil was prepared by this hard working
commission.uo such measure seemed ever to
have reached the hands of the governor.
What has become of it ? Has it been lost
or stolen, or has it strayed away? Eelio
answers what ? A far-away look now
conies into eyes gubernatorial, while hands
gubernatorial toy idly with the extra sessiot.
I ten —at any chance mention of the revenut
hill. Throughout the departments the
measure is now mentioned with bated
breath and not even a Niles dare "roar it
through the halls." — Pa triot.
WASHING TON LETTER.
(From our regular correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, I>. Dec. I?. 1W
? The Democratic policy, as declared by Speak
er Carlisle and emphasized in the excellent
mcs>agt of President Cleveland, makes it cer
tain that tariff revision is only a question of a
very short time, the only doubt being as to
.what methods shool I IK* employed to effect
such legislation. Mr. Cleveland's tariff niani
| festo is evidently liis most popular and practi
cal utterance. for it has taken the Democratic
portion of Congress tv storm—there bei-g but
; few dissenting voices, while it is clear from
the guarded expressions of Republican Con
gressmen. that there is- imhieut danger of the
| disintegration of that party, now that it is
compelled to take an unequivocal position on
the one vital Issue of the times.
There was a great Republican pow wow last
week at the meeting of the Republican National
| Committee in this city, many statesmen of
, national renown being present, several of
whom made speeches. <>ne admission, inad
vertently made by Ex-Senator Wimloni. of
Minnesota, is worth quoting. He said that if
I tiie Democrats were successful next year, the
• Democracy would probably continue In power
I fifteen or twenty years. Most Democrats en
j dorse this prognostication.
i Those who bad expected to witness exciting
' or sensational scenes at tl-e organization of
the Fiftieth or Centennial Congress.were great
ly disappointed, as there was nothing unusual,
except a harmless outbreak from a religious
crank in the gallery, who aroused the risibili
ties of the vast throng by singing the dnxoiogy
in a doleful solo, in both tin- Senate and House
there seemed to have fallen showers of fra
grant and radiant flowers, fresh from the rosy
i gardens of bloom and beauty. It was a pleas
ant sight to see the beaming faces of the fa-
vored statesmen as they gratefully smiled
the gifts of admiring friends. But - >er
! of the veteran Congressmen -
they sought In vain fo- ,ir> many
nances of mend*— ere sadened as
whose public - . the familiar counte
porarllv ,s of their late colleagues,
the '* careeis ha ended, at least tem
. Among the missing were 125 from
~ouse—two thirds of the chairmen of com
mittees being included In the list, "those eon
| spicuous for absence In the House were Morri
' i sou. Levering. Warner, Wellborn. Bragg and
Itarks dale.and from the Senate. Camden,
' Maxey, Mali one. Conger and "Woodpulp Mil
i ler. .
Last week only brief sessions of Congress
1 | were held, and little real work can be done
1 until the committees are appointed : the Senate
! committees will I** announced this week, but
' i owing to tie- mutch greater difficulty of orgati
, i izing the House Committees, it is doubtful
5 ; whether they will be announced before .the
* holiday season.
| Since I last wrote you the President has sent
, I to the Senate the long expected nominations
' tor the supreme Court and the Cabinet, and it
t is thought they will be easily confirmed, though
■ there are minors of opposition to .Mr. Lamar
9 and Mr. Vilas.
The Supreme Court rendered two Important
7 ! decisions last week, reversing U. 8. Judge
t Bond in the Virginia coupon cases—a not able
1 triumph for state rights and affirming the
4 : constitutionality of flic Kansas prohibitory
i law—a great victory for the Prohibition pirtv.
! and anything but an acceptable verdict to tbe
j Republican party. . ,
Mr. Rand 11 is carefully preparing a bill or
" ' revenue reduction and tariff reform, looking to
i a sixtv million dollar cut in taxation—t!w a-
K mount to be about evenly divided between the
tariff and interna! taxes. It is the purpose of
the Pennsylvania statesman to offer this bill
early in the session.
> THE January number, I*BB, of "Peter
„ son's Magazine" is at band this early in
the month. This opening number for the
t new year is a decided success. It litis two
handsome steel-engravings. One, "Among
s the Roses," is a beautiful plate, illustrating
r an interesting story by Frank Lee Benedict.
The other is called "The Young Cricketer,
e and will go right to the heart of every boy
who loves a game of ball. There is also an
a elegant design printed in colors, foca stripe
5 for a chair etc., etc., in JSerlin-woo?, besides
, numerous illustrations of dress and work
d tsible patterns. Miss M. G. McClelland,
e who has lately taken a front rank among
„ young Southern writers, begins a serial in
r j ier uiost intense dramatic vein ; and there
X . ir< . besides, a goodly number of short tales
e by' writers of first-class reputation, and
poems far above the average of magazine
literature. Between its literary ctairns its
artistic excellence, and its thorough reliable
ness as a guide to dress and fashion, "Peter
-18 son" covers a wide range ; but in no respect
eis tliere ever any failure. e never fail to
recommend it most heartily to our lady
ie friends. The exquisite premiums offered,
this year, make it better than ever worth
any lady's while to get up a club. Terms :
ie Two Dollars a year, with great reductions
'S to clubs, and elegant premiums to those get
-1 ting up clubs. Sample-copies, tree, to those
desiring to get up a club. Address PKTEK
T SON'S MAGAZINE, 306 Chestnut Street, 1 liil
l*owlerly Prostrate*!.liy a Severe He
inorrliange of the LOOKS.
was received this morning at Hit*
Knights of Laboi hendquateis in this
cit v to the effects that Master Wotkuutii
I'owdeily liad been atitoken with a se
vere betuortliage of the lungs.
Freight Trains* t'olllde.
PITTSMJUG, Dec. 11.—Two freight
trains on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie
railroad collided near this city at un
early hour yesterday morning. Kight
cars and an engine were completely de
molished. Fiieman Aguew was ser
iously, but riot fatally hurl. Tne loss
Freight Hrakeiiuui Killed.
POTTSTOWN, December 10.—George
Iluuiiuel, of Schuylkill county, em
ployed as freight biaketuan ou Hie Head
ing Railroad, while apylying a brake
near Phonixville this afternoon,slipped
ou the platform, foil between the weels
and was killed, lie was to have been
married on Christmas. The body was
taken home to-night.
l'ostollioo Robbed ofs'Jo,ooo.
TORONTO, Dec.Pi. —A daring tiuig
lary was committed at the postollice in
the village of Norwood on Saturday
morning,i y which a 10.-s of sll.O 0 in
cash,ss,ooo in s amps,and over SIO,OOO
in notes and securiles was sustained.
I'he registeied letters were also taken.
The burglar* biew off the door of the
p* atollice safe to get their plunder.
—I give honor to whom it is due.
Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy
cured me of Blight's disease aud Grav
el. Four of the best physicians had
failed to lelieve me. 1 have recom
mended tl to scores of people with like
success, and know it will cuie all who
try it.—Mrs. E. P. Msjpiei, Burg HIM,
O. Send'J c. stamp to Dr. Kennedy,
R-<udo.il,N V., fur book how to cure
Kidney, Liver and Blood Disorders.
Mention this puper. 4C-4t
A Philadelphia Fire.
PHILADEKIMUA,DC'C. 11.—Wtu. G.
Penny packet's bond factory at the
southeast coiner of Twenty third and
Washington Avenue was totally de
stroyed by lire yesterday morning at 4
o'clock, and a number of the ueiglib >r
iug buildings were damaged. The
total loss will be about $135,00 : J and
thiee hundred boys and men were
ttiiowu out of work.
A Remarkable limiting Story.
KANSAS CITY, MO., Dec. 12 W.H
Giinter, a wall known stockman of
aiuucic,Kan.,and W. U. Raqua, a prom
incut and wealthy citizen.>! Foil Scott,
weie hunting in the wilds ot Uzirk
county on Saluiday. R.iq in mistook
Gi inter's bead for a wild turkey aud
sent a load I buckshot into him. Giin
u r,supposing it had been done pin pose
ly, became enraged aud returned the
die, killing Kaqua instantly. Griuler
died half an hour afterwards.
CONSUMPTION si'KKLY CURED.
To THE EDITOR —Please inform your
readers that i have a potitive remedy
for the above naiued disease. By it*
timely use thousands of hopeless i
cases have been permanently cuted. i
1 shall be glad to send two bottles of i
my temedy FREE to any of your readers <
who have consumption if they will seud '
me their express aud post office address. I <
Respect fully, !
T. A. SLOCUM, M. C\, ±j
21 IXI I'wwri ot.,New lork |
Major Becker,of Reading,for Con- j
BEADlNG,December 10.— latest 1
sensation in politici d circles is the an- j
nouueemeut of the candidacy for Con
gress in the Beiks-Lehigh district of |
Major I. C. Becker, of the Reading bar (
against both Congressman Ernienliout
and George F. Baer, of this city, and ,
Congressman Sowden, of Lehigh.Major j
Brcker lias plenty of wealth to push an .
active campaign and he comes out as a (
hearty supporter of President Cleve- (
land's tariff views. (
Rolled Under Red Hut Iron.
WHEELING,W. Va , Dec. 10.—John <
Uaggerty, a workman at the Wheeling 1
Steel Plant, was literully fried to a crisp '
yesterday. lie was trying to pass |
through a narrow space between the '
shears aud a train ot rolls when a white
hoi ingot suddenly came through the
rolls,S'tuck him and knocked hitu down i
and the hot iron was drawn slowly
across his body. The attention of the
employes was attrasted by the odor of j
burning flesh,and the victim was take
out in a dying condition. u . . i
T "' .IINOTON, Dec 12 A consul
...iion beiweena number of sen ttors.of
which Senator Bt-ck is one of the con
spicuous figures in the movement, has
been held with the view, at an early i
date, of the formulation of a bill whicti
will reduce the general postage of the
country. It is preposed to reduce letter
postage from two cents to one cent,
providing it will not seriously destroy
tlie revenue accruing to the post office
department. It is estimated that it will
perhaps lessen the earnings of the de
partment about $ 1,000,000 per annum.
COMMUNION WlNE.—Physicians who
have used Speer's Port Grape Wine, of
New Jersey, and have applied it to the
Xiictest test, proriour.ee it strictly pure
and rich body and recommeud it to
the aged and infirm, and for general
use where wine is desirable,as the most
reliable of wines to l>e, had. Mr. Speer
also preserves the Grape Juice fresh !
and sweet just as it runs from the
pi ess, not by the use of spirits, but by
electricity extracting the fermenting
principles from the ripe grapes when
mashed ; it is called Speer's Unfermen
' ted Grape Juice. For sale by drug
I Women Sign Petitions For Liquor
SHARON, Pa., Dec. 11.—What is
probably tbe most novel feature that
, ever characterized contest between
: liquor men aud temperance people dis
; played itself hero this week. Female
friends of applicants for license can
' vassed the city for women signers to
| the petitions for license. This is the
- effect of the influence of female remon
i strants to the granting of license. The
- fight is assuming proportions that in
all probability will give it state noto-
| River Miners to Get an Advance.
' FITTSRURG, December 10.—The meet
s ing of i iver coal operators to consider
- the demands of their miners for an ad
- Vance in wages which was to have been
1 held in this city to-day did not take
] place,only a limited number of opera
tors putting in an appearence. These
1 present, however, intimate that the ac
: vance would be Rranted as soon as there
s was a rise in the rivers sufficient to
' ship the present large stock of coal t >
e the Southern markets. When the river
mine* are running full about six thous
and men are employed.
—lt stands to roasoh that you will
And the largest at tt best Stock of glo
ceries in a regular grocery store. And
tor that icason .1. \V. Stover claims to
have the iluest line of Fancy Groceries,
such as canned fruits, cerenls and all
varieties of sugar in town.
THE SAFEST MEDICINE to have A
bout the house at all times is Simmons
Liver Regulator. It will burnt no one.
It w ill bent tit all who may have at
tacks of RtlliouHiiess, Dyspepsia. Head
ache, Constipation, 01 other uiliueqis
resulting from a disordered Liver or
Stomach. Keep it alwa>s in the house,
and you will have a family physician
near who will save you many dollars
and much suffering.
Cnpt. llogurdiiN Makes a Mateli.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. ll.—Cant. A. 11.
Hogaidus has tuade a match with J. L.
Winston, of Covington, Ky.,to shoot at
100 wild pigeons each, English rules,
iiva ground traps, 3(1 yaids rise, foi
$230 u aid*, the shoot to take place iu
St. Louis next Friday. A national
tournament of all the crack sliotsof the
country is to be held here next spiiug.
—John have you seen that woman
John, in astonishment: What woman?
That woman picking Grapes tor
Spool's Wine. Just see her in auottier
column and read about it,the wines
are found by chemists to be absolutely
pure and equal to the best in the
Woild. The Hoard of Health in Large
Cities and leading Hospitals have a
dopted theii use w here wines are need
A lMicnoiiiciioii In Illinois.
GALENA, Ills..Dee.Ll>.—The sudden
appearance of watei in many wells in
southern Wisconsin that have been ier
fectly dry since the drought of last
summer has caused no little wonder
among the people. Wells are tilled al
most to the top, streams ion in abun
dance from the sidehills and springs
that have long been diy, and the creeks
and small rivers, whose beds have been
di y for months,are gradually rising,and
bid fair to become formidable streams.
The phenomenon occurred during a
night, and is similar to that reported
from Sangamon county, this state, aud
Mat toon aud vicinity.
Import lug Potatoes From Scotland.
NEW VoiiK, December 10. Amer
icans are now dependent to a gieat ex
tent on Scotland foi their potatoes. Mr.
James Christie, Jr., of the Exchange,
has been the biggest importer of pota
toes from Scotland, and to-day he said:
'"The American potato crop was gen
erally bad, particularly in New Yoik
State. Tlie only bright exception was
the crop on Long Island. We have kad
to turn to Scotland and Ireland for
potatoes to supply the deficiency, and
now the importations are 39,000 bags
a week. They are brought on the regular
lines. Many potatoes are also being im
ported from Nova Scotia on sailing ves
sels. The duty is fifteen cents a bushel,
and the Scot ch potatoes sell for about
$2 '2i> a hag."
DESI'KRATK CHICAGO POIS
ON K US
A Plot Discovered to Release Them
selves From Jail.
CHICAGO, December 10 —The ofiicials
in the county jail are in almost frenzy
of fear ai.d uncei taiuty over disclosures
regarding the surreptitious possession
of contraband articles by the prisonus.
The finding of the bombs in
cell has never been traced to its. depth.
Neither has the person t>een dtecovered
who lurtiMltwl ht> saTAtuT tloaee of
poison taken by George £ngehSaturday
last a44 calibre revolver aßd over one
bundled cartridges. were found in the
cell of Micheal Lynch, who shot and
Killed Officer WiilDiu S. Ualloran in
July last ,ai d last evening it was learned
that ihe hitter discovery prevented the
cai tving ot.i of a well definded plot to
liberate half a dozen of the worst crimi
nals in the jail.
Immediately on the findi- g of the re
volver nnd ammunition by Jailer Foil,
Lynch was taken finm Ids cell and
placed in solitary confinement for over
oi.e hundred hours, tuauacled to the cell
door and fed on bread Hud water. All
details have been suppressed by the j -til
officials,but it is known that the plan
was to arm Lynch aud a number of
Oilier prismers and getting them into
the lawyers' cage on some pietence,
have them al> make a combined bieak
lor liberty, shooting down the guards
TWO CHILDREN IIURNKD.
Naphtha That Worked* _ „
t " C ' ,lnr
. aii Fx plosion.
.IEADING, December 10 —The con
sumers' Gas Company, which furnishes
the entire city with gas, has near its
works a large tank holding 100,000 gal
lons of naphtha oil. The tank is buiied
partially in the ground.partially in the
Schuylkill liver and some lirue ago
sprung a leak. Several thousand gal
lons of oil percolated through the ground
into the cellars of the houses alo ig the
! river bank.
The houses nearest it aie occupied by
Benjamin F. Walk. To-night his chil
dren, Howard, aged 9, and Annie, aged
G. wenl into the cellar with a candle for
coal,when there wasaterribleexplosion
like an earthquake. The lumates of all
the h J uses were thrown to the floor.
Mr. Walk was baddly cut by a crash of
glass. The children were enveloped in
a sheet of tlame. and when rescued their
faces and bodies were frightfully
burned, hair singed off and otherwise
seriously injured. They suffered ex
ceeding pain, and are now In the hands
of the doctors.
The house was entirely wrecked. The
furniture was smashed and the house
moved from its foundations. Jeieroiali
Kern's house next door and other dwel
lings fared fully as badly. The tank
did not explode.
PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY.
The Annual Meetlnjcof the State Gran
gers This Week.
II AHKISHUKO, December 10.—Colonel
11. 11. Thomas, secretary of the Pennsyl
vania State Grange. Patrons of II us
ban dry, was in the city to day making
hotel arangements for the accommoda
tion of the delegates who will attend
the annual meeting next week, begin
ning on Tuesday aud ending on the
Friday following. The sessions will be
attended by double the number of
Grangers that usually participate in
these proceedings and promise to be ex
ceedingly interesting. The meetings
will nearly all be secret.
On Tuesday evening Worthy Master
Leonard Rhone will deliver his annual
lecture in the hall of the House of Rep
resentatives, at which time addresses
are also expected from Governor Braver.
Lippcomb,Secretary of State of South
Carolina; L. W. Overhiaer, Master of
the California State Grange, aud Mor
timer Whitehead, rational lecturer of
The order has made considerable nu
merical progress the past year in the
State at d lias given many evidences of
its usefulness. At the annual meeting
the tariff issue will be discussed, pat
icularly that feature relating to tbeduty
on wool, which the Grangers would
rather have Increased than diminished,
HHOO ItKWARI). SKH).
I The readers of the MILLUKIM JOUH
"NAL will bo pleased to learn that
I there itf at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to cure in all
its stages, and that is Caluirh. Hall's
(•atarih Cure is the only positive cure
now known to the medicul fraternity
Catarrh being a constitutional disease
requires a constitutional treatment.
Halt's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mu
cus surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the disease
and giving : the patient strength, by
building up the constitution and assist
ing nature in doing its work. The Pro
prietors have so much faith in its cura
tive poweis that, they offer one hundred
dollars, for any caso it fails to cure
Send for list of testimonials. Address,
F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.
by Druggists, 7* Cls.
That depends upon the
Liver, for if the Liver is
inactive the whole sys
tem is out of order—the
breath is bad, digestion
poor, head dull or aching,
energy and hopefulness
gone, the spirits are de
pressed, a heavy weight
exists after eating, with
general despondency and
the blues. The Liver is
the housekeeper of the
health; and a harmless
simple remedy that acts
like Nature, does not
constipate afterwards or
require constant taking,
does not interfere with
business or pleasure dur
ing its use, makes Sim
mons Liver Regulator a
I have tested Its virtues iwmonally, and
know that for Dyspepsia, IlillouHuass and
Throbbing lleadacue. It Is ttie best medi
cine the world ever saw. Have tried forty
other remedies la-fore Simmons Liver
Regulator, and none uf them gave more
than temporary relief, but the Regulator
not only relieved but cured.
11. 11. JONES, Macon, Ga.
LEGAL AD VER TISEMEJfTS
V~~~I>MIXISTHATOR'H NOTICE — LETTERS of
lulminlxiniiifii on the estate ot M r-.ua th
enne Sinnll, laic of Miles township, deceased,
having been granted to the undersigned, he re
quests all persons knowing themselves Indebted
In said estate to make Immediate payment, and
those having claims again-t the same to present
them duly authenticated bv law for settlement,
48 Ot A A HON SM l T LL.
A Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
is the wish to every person from
L. B. Stover,
and at the same time I wish to inform you that
I keep a complete stock of
AND DON'T FORGET 1
that at my store you can And the useful as
well as ornamental goods.s|M-cially suited for
My pilces are in keeping with the hard
times. Therefor come ami see me.
L. B. STOVER.
Li 5* 1 'A a*a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
I TOBACCO. I
■l iJ B A | Aft or Forty years'
t.l cijwrionce in th#
iTlf 1 1 prexiaration of nor*
IS ...■■-.-I | lian o n# Hundred
BaU H Thousand npp'icatlons for patent* in
lid ■ tho United kiotee and Foreign coun-
M ■ tries, ttio publihors of tlia Seiantilio
Ml American continue to act aa solicitors
I for patents, caveats, trade-marks, oopy
right*. etc.. for tit* United States, and
to obtain patents in Canada, England. Kranoa,
Germany, and all other countries Their eipen
ance 1* unuijualed and their facilities aro unsur-
Drawings and -pacifications prepared and filed
In the Patent Ofiteo on short notice. Terms very
reasonable. No charge for examination of models
or drawings Advice by mail froo
Patents obtained t lironirh M nnn .t Co. are not iced
I intha SCIENTIFIC A MERIUAN. which hat
the largest circulation an I n tho most influential
newspaper of ita kind |i iblishod in tho world.
The advantages of such o notice every patentee
This large and aplendidlv liiustrated newspaper
la pnblished WEEKLV r.t *3.00 a year, and it
I admitted to bu tho host pr.pcr devoted to science,
P mechanics, inventions, e luineoring works, and
other departments of l.i i.istrial progress, pub
lished in any country. It contains the names of
, all patentees and title of every invention patented
i each week. Try it four months for ouo dollar.
Bold by all newsdealers.
If rou have an invention to patent write to
Munn A Co., publishers of Scieutillo AMERICA**
>6l Broadway. New Yoik ...
I Handbook about patents mailed free.
-| An I'KB PROFIT and SAMPLES
■ 11 II I CENT FREE to men canvassers for
r Ir, keott'a Genuine Electric Belts,
1 Brushes, Ac. Lady agents wanted for Elec
-1 trie CorsetH. Quick sales. Write at once for
, terms. Dr. Scoot, 844 B way, N. Y. 46-4t
IS HEADQUARTERS FOR
M' line Is 1 jompleltv, the .variety full and the
P rices Very Low.
I can not possibly enumerate ovcrytliing, but
here arc a few articles named wtth prices, oth
er gnods not named are Just as cheap:
FINE FAMILY BIBLBB. T2. *3.#\tß.
BEAUTIFUL POCKET BIBLKS.IOc, 50c, 75c,
*1 00. *2.25, *3, *5.
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS, 40c, 50c. 75c, *2.25.
AUTOGRAPH ALBUMS, 10c. 15c, V, c,
60c. SI.OO, sl-50.
PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES. 10c. 15c. 40c, 50c,
FINE WHITING DESKS, 45c, *I.OO, *1.45,
EASELS, 10c, 12c. 75c.
FIN E BISQUE FIGURES, 25c, 50c,*1.00.
SCRAP BOOKS, 10c up to $1.25.
ELEGANT WORK BASKETS, 25c, 40c. 75c.
WIRE BASKETS. 10c, 12c, 15c, 75c.
ANTIQUE BRASS PITCHERS, 40c.
GOOD BOX PAPER, 10c. 20c. 40c.
TOY ROOKS, a multitude, lc up.
SCRAP PICTURES, a legion, at any and all
TOYS FOR CHILDREN. KNIVES. HARMO
NICAS..! KWH' HARPS and GAMES for BOYS.
CANES for MEN.
A FINE VELVET SATCHEL for girls, 25cts;
better ones for 80c, *I.OO and *1.25.
THE FINEST WRITING PAPERS and EN
VELOPES In the valley, In tablets and sheets.
STEREOSCOPES and VIEWS.
PENCIL TABLETS, every kind and price, lc
DOLLS, DOLLS, DOLLS, lc up.
FANCY ARTICLES, TOYS. TOILET GOODS,
NOVELTIES, in great profusion and at lowest
I might enumerate very much more, but must
stop somewhere, and do so dy extending a cor
dial invitation to the public to
Come and See.
B. O. DEINiN JER, Proprietor.
raw MsiiiixraßT goods S
My customers *n<l the public In general an respectfully Informed that I hare a
i —■: LARGE ASSORTMENT>—
OF TRIMMED AND UNTRIMMKQ
Hi-TS - AJSTID - ZBOISTCTIETS
AND ALL THE LATEHT. NOVELTIES IN
&EST OF MINGS, 4C.
I respectfully Inrlte your patronage, assuring you that both my goods and prlees will suit you.
TftiAtn Me next few week* thou*'
ands wri// aetee* beautiful boxe* of
confectionery and other article* suit
able for a
A* . A ' 7n view of thi* fact I have made
ample preparations and will toon
display the moat complete line of
Confectionery shown in Mill
heim. dive me a trial.
Every one will concede that noth- j
in§ surpasses a beautiful Cloth Dre** !
; for a lady or a handsome Dress Suit ,
\ for a gentleman as substantial
In feet my store on Main street is
j headquarter* for sensible holiday
presents and is a reliable place to
deal and secure bargain*. Don't
I don't want to weary you at this j
jjarticular season with a long string
i of advertising matter but unll yet say
I that excepting a good
the Silk Handkerchiefs and Mufflers 9
at my store are more prodvetive of
happy results in the masculine
mind than any thiny else. Come
and see them.
A. J. CAMPBELL, Agt.
, hu Uken wile charge of the grain house, for
merly owned I>y Whltmer& Lincoln, and will <
conduct the same In the most business like
manner. I will pay the
Highest Market Prices
for all kinds of
Grain, Seeds, &c.
And wIM also keep on hand
■ Coal, Salt, Flour, Chop, &c.
which will le sold at reasonable prices.
Oi ■ I expect to deal fair ind square and treat
all alike. Thanking the patrons of the old Arm -
I hope they will continue to deal with me. I t
invite all others for a share of their patronage, j
A. J. Campbell, Agt. |
HARNESS & COLLARS
WHIPS & FLYNETTS, ,
anything in that line to beihad at my shop, '
AT THE TOLLGATR, NORTH OF
MILLHEIM PA. I
I Harness made to order, and repairing neatly
and promptly done.
LOWEST RATES. 1
r Anything not on hand will be cheerfully *
especially adapted for farmers' use and all or- J
dluary team work. A STAPLE ARTICLE, <
< at prices to suit all purses.
A call at my place and a trial of my gooda j
will convince you that I deal fairly and squarely, i
J. H. WOOMER.
• rassg- —Pah!|
' PmP|| HAIR BALSAM
llu£Cß£*lE : S Cleanses and beautifies the hair.
iilSHßfflr Promotes a luxuriant growth
_J| Never Fsils to Roster* Qroy
Hsir to its Youthftil Color.
' — <llvajß-sand hair falling
Kjlkjgi. T ,-V :av at pruggisto.
The safest, surest and boot cure for Corns, Bunions. Sen
Btoii all uain. Ensures comfort to th feet. Never faito
tooura UotinUatlirugglste. JLsooA Co, &X,
Have you Cough, Bronchitis. Asthma, Indigestion I Coo
• for all affections of Uie throat and lungs, and diseases
arising from impure blood and exhaustion. The feeble
and sick, struggling against dispose, and slowly drifting
to the grove, will in many canoe reoover their health by
the timely use of Parker's Ginger Tonie. but deloy 1* dan
gerous. Take it in time. It is invaluable for all pains
aud disorders of stomach and bowels. Mo. at tiruggista
THE SUCCESSFUL REMEDY
ELY'S CREAM BALM
contains no thfuHous drugs end has no qftM
AND WILL CCU fwnytuwS^M
CREAM BALI R^-ItVER
ELY'S CREAM BALM
Is not a liquid, snug or powder. Applied into
nostrils ts qutckiy absorbed. It cleanses the
head. Allays inflammation. Heals the sores.
Restores the senses of taste and smell.
60 cento at Druggists; by mail, registered,DO ctr
riT v DPriT l LI L'P Q
XzJjLmX JL -DITWw JL AnJLiJLL-JLVO y
Office. 235 Green whicti st.. New Yort City.
Guaranteed Genniie If tern LieMf.
Highly reooiumended as a nightcap Instead
of alcoholic drinks.
ttoaaiaeoaly with fae-olmlle of Bo
ron Lleblg't sigaataro In MM aerooo
In be I.
Sold by Storekeeper!!, Grocers and Druggists. 45
CURE % DEAF
Feet's Pitt Imp'TeiCnstiioteil Ear Drams
PERFECTLY RESTORE IHE HEAR-
I NO, whether deafness is caused by eoids. fe
vers or Injuries to the natural drums. Always '
In position, but Invisible to others and comfort
able to wear. Music, conversation .even wins,
tiers heard distinctly. \Ne refer to those using
them Write to r.BIIHCOX, S4 Broadway,
cor. 14th St., New York, for Illustrated book of
proofs free. 4&-4 C '
DO YOU KNOW IT?
WINCHESTER'S HYPOPHOBPHITB or LIME
AND SODA Is a matchless remedy for €oa
■nmptlon in every Stage of the disease. For
ioaihs, Weak Laagt, Throat Ulsoaoo
1 as of Fleali and Appetite, and all forms
of General Debility it is an unequaleA,
Specific Remedy. 49*Bb sitbb AND gbt WIN—
CHESTER'S PRirtKATiON. El and §8 per bot
tle. Sold br Druggists. WlHvfl BSTBB dk
VO., 168 Wlllian street, New Yerk. 40 4t
■ a gUßiPilniade easy Manufacturing
mm nilC VRubber stamps. Send for
B Price List of Outfits to J. •
■liwim* ■r. W. Dormaii, 217 East
1 German Street, Baltimore, Maryland U. S. A-