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THE COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY,PA.
Frlrtnr Mut-iilug, Ore. 3, INTO.
Wo must call tlio nttontlon of our
readers to tho oiertloti of Delegates 6u
Baturdny of tlio present week, for tlio
'Convention of Monday next. It Is
very tlosiritblo that there should bo n
full representation of tlio different
towns and townships In tho county, so
that whatover Is Uono by. tho Convon
(Ion shall havo ft complete sanction
from Donularonlnlon. Thmtmnmlmnni
of our rules of nomination can best bo
mado when there Is no excttoment anil
no Individual Interests to. bo affected.
But at such a tlmo It will requlro a lit
tlo effort and sacrifice of tlmo among
Our friends to securo a full Convention,
And we now urgo upon them tho lm
portaace of seelag to It that no election
district shall bo unrepresented. Good
rules now adonted mav nvnlil n itpbi
deal of dimculty and troublo hereafter,
oy securing iair action in nominations
and tiartv union after thnv nrn mnrfn.
Among tho propositions which will
prooaoiy do prcsontea In Convention is
that of tho representation of. districts
according to their Democratic voto, so
that all tho men who aro to su pport nom
inations are to havo an equal voice in
malting them. This Is so clearly Just
that nothing but somo Independent ob
jection or great strength should weigh
against it. But the troncral revision uf
the rules will bo within tho power of
tne convention, and, besidos, wo sup
poso, thoy will liavo other appropriate
business to perform. Wo say, then, let
every district chooso delegates, and.lct
there bo a full attendanco at tho Con
tention, and Wo doubt not tho result of
the wholo proceeding will bo satisfac
tory and beneficial.
Radical Morality 1
Roderick It. Butler, one of the cadetshlp
brokers, who resigned his sent In Congress last
winter, to avoid expulsion from that body, has
been re-elected. Uinr-iculs undoubtedly a first
elan, scoundrel, and why the people of his dis
trict should have re-elected him appears to be a
mystery, lie has, however, got Into n new
trouble since the election, havlug been arrested
on no less serious n charge thsn that of detraud
If'B soh-Iers widows out of iholr pensions, and
this will probably effectually settlehls ambition.
If he attempts to take hU seat In CouaTesi, he
will bo disposed of in short order. The dlsposi
tlonofnll such scamps can be qnlle safely en
trusted to Oi-n. Jons A. Loo in. Ho will do his
duty flrmly and truly, and If he doeM not "tew
per )ust Ice with mercy" In Buti.kr'h case no
body will flud any fault. Scranlon Republican.
Hold, there I Although Butler was
proven guilty, ho did not resign his
seat, nor was ho expelled, moro than
one-tblrd of tho Houso (all Radicals)
having' voted against his expulsion,
notwithstanding his guilt and the estab
lished fact that ho was a " first-class
fceoundrel," Ho was arrested for "de
frauding widows out of their pen
sions" long b6foro tho election, and in
tho face of all his scoundrollsm, has,
with Radical assent, again taken his
seat In Congress. With all this villainy
piled upon his head, und well known,
ho wus still good enough forethe black
and white Radicals of his Congressional
district, was still a good enough asso
ciate for a majority of Radical Congress
men, as their votes show, and is as good
as the carpet-baggers and -other South
ern Radicals generally a fit companion
for Covode and Kelia", neither of
whose skirts are 'free from tho samo
cadet "indiscretion" charged upon'loyal
Butler a fitting boon companion' for
Syfher of Louisiana, held guilty of
tho same charge and re-elected by a
negro constituency in the face of It !
Notwithstanding the virtuous indigna
tion of the Scranton Hepublican those
feels show him to be a fit exemplar of
Radical Congressional morals. How
much worse is he, after' all, than those
of his northern Radical brethren who
vote away millions of acres of public
lands to railroad corporations and then
recievo miles square of them from tho
companies as rowards for their votes ?
All are thieves and tho difference is
only a question of taste, t
P. 8. Last week tho grand Jury of
the District of Columbia found two bills
against Butler for forgery in the mat
ter of widows' pensions 1 Ho gave bail
In tho sum of $4,000 for his appearance
al court in February.
The editor of tho Philadelphia Press
has evidently been to Church I Hear
How lonir will ATnili.an iOt-rw riAH.fMn tnn.
Yenlng their congregations the first half hour of
a sermon only to destroy the effect by a thirty
minutes supplement? That U a poor sermon
Indeed whose highest claim to merit Is brevity.
But It Is very superior lo one whose chief fault
IS nmlixftv. Pntf mlnltt.M ian hnlrl an au
dience fifty mjnntes comparatively few do it
forty ! and even thebest and mnstgirtedln heart
and Intellect Impress or affect a single hearer
very rarely bevond thlrt v. unless it. 1m In his
dltadvsnlsae. A half honrls enough to deliver
any rulnlt tnpniUlm .ml mnm aM.m In opt
through It In the mere announcement of the
text : and If this were unt so. It Is all an assem-
oiy, uru ana sometimes with reason disgusted,
are disposed toelvetnlt. When win onr minis
try remember that the Divine Injunction la
"Pray," not preach, "without ceasing:"
It Is only men of very superior abili
ty who aro ablo to preach short ser
ilium, in umiu Biiuri upcecnes, or write
short articles, and yet lucidly discuss
; a whole subject or Intelligently II
Mustrale a substantial position. The
most Impressive of orators and writers
are ,the close logicians who uso no su
perfluous word or unnecessary Idea,
who use pure and simple phrases, and
who haye such commanding power of
ibdruuko mur, mey can always oxpress
their ideas clearly and conspicuously In
few words. To do tills requires not only
thorough study and complete mastery
of the subject, but usually more than
. common ability. A very long speech
Is pretty sure evidence of wantof ublll
ty or Information, often of want of
study and careful thought, yet a short
one Is not evidence of the contrary un
less the subject bo ably handled. To
talk long and yet say little that is wor
thy of being said or listened to, is the
eommon practice of fools and block
heads, and ignorance and loquacious
Bess are every day pompanlons. In
public aseamblages It is almost a rule
that those who talk most know least,
nxcept where speeches are confined to
elect orators, and then those of least
ability generally talk longest. Not to
quit when they are dono Is Iho com
mon fault of speakers and writers, and
It Is far from being a new thing to say
that the effect of most excellent speech
ea fs often weakened or entirely do
atroyed by tho orator not stopping the
moment he has said all of an Interest
ing character that he knows on the sub
ject. Perhaps the scribbler hereof may
u well practice what he Is preaching,
and in that way at least give good ex
ample. Bbady. Democrat, has been choen I
ji....... J,. rt..n.mm,l t. ... a...
deleifato o Congress from Ar.wuM,
oyf JUcCuuiui;JC, XUiilwi, Uuu. j
7ho Alabama Claims.
Wo nro amongst many who cannot
ecu tho Justness or fairness of the Fed
oral government assuming to jay tho
so-called Alabama claims, us r;cotn
mended by President Grant In his
lnlo annual ineswge. Tho claim was
originally gotten up against tho British
government simply as a political blind,
but what Is to coniti of it in that con
nection or wliother.tlio British ought to
pay or not, It Is not now our purpose to
dlscufg. Tho question In hand is, shall
tho United States pay thoso claims?
Wo concelvo tho wholo subject Is dis
posed of when It is considered to whom
mo theso claims fo bo pild ? Tho mer
chants' who .suffered tho original loss
havo mainly been phld already by tho
Insurance companies. Theso companies
mado largo 'profits during- tho war in
their business, and thereforo lost noth
ing in tho aggregate. Tlio personal loss
consisted, therefore, only In tho extra
rates of insuranco charged in conso
quenco of tho ravages of tho Alabama.
That was a tax upon tho merchant,
but as few failed during the war and
nearly all mado largo fortunes, it fol
lows that their losses were mado up by
their profits. The prices of goods wero
enhanced thereby, and thus the people
who paid theso enhanced prices paid
the losses occasioned by tho operations
of tho Alabama. It Is impractlcablo to
pay theso purchasers of goods, and
thereforo tho real losers never can bo
paid. Then surely there is no Justice
In tho President's, recommendation It
Is a mere Job, a .piece of robbery,' by'
which speculators and shavers can alono
bo benefitted, and as1 to tho people, is
a bald and unqualified swindle.
The Philadelphia May, edited by a
Republican,-thus discusses the subject,
Thft Aln1i!imn r-lnlmq ' an rnllnil.
symbol the indefinite. Ostpnsibiy theso.
claims consist in certain tiainagcs in
flicted upon the ships and cargoes of
American murcnanis anu sum owners.
That Is what the nubile understands bv
tlio Ainuatna claims, uut so regarding
them, now nre mey to no sntieti y Tne
president In his annual message, sug
gests a commission to assess uud con
firm ,tho damages Inflicted upon our
coramcrco by the Alabama and other
confederate cruisers built in British
shipyards, or sheltered In British
uorts. nils. 01 courso. is lire uui narv
to tho assumption of the payment of
such ascertained claims ny tlio united
State. Is the president right" Wo
conclude not. And for these reasons
In the first place, to whom is tho
monev to do paiu y uertainiy not to
tho merchant, who risked his money in
a commercial venture, and lostshlp and
eareo. Not to him, because ho lias re
ceived compensation at tho hands of
insuranco companies, lie iook tne risk
of Just so much, uioney us was represent
ed by tho differenco in values between
tho real worth of sli'ji and cargo and
tho amount Insured, less tlio premium.
Ho, took tho risk with hls 'eyes opon.
On tho other hand, the insuranco comT
panics tooic tne risic 01 mo amount or
tho policy less tho war risU premium.
Whut claim has tho merchant for dam.
ages against tho British 'government?,
It this government usutnes the pay
ment of tho alleged claims, it cannot
pay tho mau who has itenn paid by tho
But somo ono may say, not every
merchant procured a policy of insur
anco upon such commercial ventures:
mid ought not such to bo reimbursed
their losses? To that we reply that no
government is bound to makogood any
man's neglect. Insurance is an ordinal
ry precaution. Tho man, who neglects
it and loses all certainly deserves pity,
but not Indemnity.
But wo aro told, tho claims aro in tho
hands of the insuranco companies. Tho
Insurance companies ,did a legitimate
business in taking , war risks on vessels
antl cargoes. Their rates' wero chhauc,
cu to cover passible extraordinary dam
ages. They received their money from
tne insured, bninetimes they lost, or
courso. But whether they mado or lost
In tho aggregate of such transactions,
tho government cannot properly as
sume to know, or care. It is not bound
to make good tho losses any, man may
sustain in the prosecution of tiny bust-
Then, if neither 'the shtnner nor the
insurer can claim and wo don't seo
how thoy can, legitimately how aro
tnese Aiauama claims to uo settled t to
whom is tho money to.he paid? If no
man can lawfully claim', notie can law
fully receive. Clearly, taklnrr this view.
the Alabama claims appear us an ihdett-'
nito quantity. Perhwps.they havo been,
misunderstood ami, misestimated. So
it wuum HL'uni 10 many. ,
At the commencement of his adminis
tration, Gen. Giiant did a good thing
In, placing tho Indian agencies under
tho supervision of tho Quakers, they
selecting tho agents and ho appointing
thoso thus selected. Other religious
societies havo since claimed tho sauio
favor and havo been gratified. Theso
agents reeoivo no unlades but govern
ment pays tholr expenses when desired.
Tho leading member of theso agencies,
Mr. WM."VELan, of Philadelphia, Is a
ijuaker merchant of the highest stand
ing. Ho has recently mado a trip
amongst the Indians on the plains, vis
iting entirely wild nnd untamed tribes
of savages as well as others partially
civilized. Ho refused military escorts
and he and those with him wero entire
ly unarmed. The Indians In nil cases
treated his party with the utmost kind
ness. The Philadelphia ZetJger says :
At tho closo of .Mr. Welsh's report
to tho Secretary of the Interior, lie in
vites earnest attention to and investi
gation of gross frauds on both tho Gov
ernment and tho Indians that camo to
bis imnndlato notice during his Journ
ey. Although the law of 15th July,
1870. ronulrt-s all expenditures of monev
for tlio benefit of tlio Ind hum to bo mado
under tho supervision of tho civilian
Indian Commissioners, contracts nnd
privato purchases havo been mado un.
der tho authority of the Commissioner
vi jnuian aimus to tne amount or a
million of dollars, nearly all of which
have been accompanied by scandalous
frauds. Cattle haye been recently pur
chased In enormous quantities at 6J
cents a pound, when the price In tho
neignuornood was but l'i cents a pound;
and as if this wero not bad enouuh
there wero frauds In tho weighing.
Beeves certified to weich twelve bun-
dred pounds were found after two weeks
oi goou leeuiug to weigh lo-s than t
thousand pounds. Twonlv.flvo thons
and sacks of flour were contracted for
at $3 60, when tho price ut tho place of
delivery was put tz zu. Tho bargains
for freight up the Missouri river were
extortionate in about tne samo ratio.
Cattle, ut tho above overcharges, were
prusseu on mo .agencies wnen mey
wero not wanted and when It involved
great risk of loss to receive them ; and
when they wero refused, the agent was
compelled to receive them under a posi
tive order from tho Commissioner of
1 ml Ian Affairs at Washington. Antl
tho official notifications of short weight
were smothered up in the mmo oillce
when thoy wero forwarded, This is bqt
a glimpse at the frauds, amounting to
1250,000, exposed In tho report. Thoy
demand, not Investigation meroly, but
Instant suppression., Tlio exposure
shows at oncct how thn funds are raised
" ""WBncu i Indian Hiriirnat Waslilng.
io',hiii why wti iiavm iiiillan wars.
(ivlli, ,,pl,. wouM tl,'Vi)lt umIt)r
uch uutmgeou wiuuga.
THE FIRST DISTRICT !
L01U0US DmiUCBATIO VIOTOlU
ll'ISM-AtfORM? Y IvLOO.
STATE SENATE DEM00RA.TI0,
THE LOUDEST CEOW YET.
Col. Deohhkt, tho Dcmdcratto cnif
dldate, Is elected to thoStnto Senate, in
tlio first Philadelphia district, by n
majority of 1,100! Tlio election was to
fill a two year vacancy, occasioned liy
tho death of W. W. Watt, Radical.
Tho district 'in October giivd'tho Radi
cals n majority of irioro than 700, and is
one" In which tlierolsn Iargd negro vole.
That to!fo Is evidently working I
Tho victory is a m6st important ono
because It gives the Democrats a'mitjrir
lty in the Senate, and thus enables' that
party to compel a fair apportionment
Mr. Watt nitalned tho seat n year
ago by gross and palpable fraud and out
rago. Ho was' removed by death and a
Democratic successor Is chosen by
majority that will not be questi'ined.
Scmpcranco and tho Frcsidcncy.
Governor GeaUY Is named by sumo
ardent ndmiror m a temperance ctmii
date for tho Presidency. Exchange
Tho political tcmpcrntico ofg.inlii itlon
Is headed by a batch of knaves whitare'
Intent only on playing thatenrd against
the Democracy. In this they Imvo been
singularly consistent over' since their
(trgahlzilton. As' till Instance, In point
"it is frufllcient to ref-r to the, L'--iitesE ol
18fiS. Prevlou"S''to that datd thd whole
organization was put In motion to op
pose tho elefctlon or tiny onetothePresi'
deiicy who'was tiot)n conslstcntteinper
nnce inati. But tho straits'Of thoR-ull-
cals requlro 1 '(horn lo nomihalo. Geu.
Grant, whowas well kiibwn tolndulgo
freely ln tho cxhlleratlng bowl.
Straightway the temperaneo hobby was
dropped, mid the adroit managers
Wheedled all they could Into his sup
port, In opposition to tho fcandldato of
the Democracy, who was a strictly torn
peratound religious man. Neither Gov.
Geaiiy or ally body else will bo sup
ported on that platform unless It can
bo mado to tell equarcly against tho
Democratic candidate. This is true, not
because tho rink and filoof tcmporonco
people prefer such courso, but because
tho political leaders who usurp tho
control of tho temperaneo" cauo and
attempt to makon political lever of it
nre consummate knaves. Watch and
Tho Federal Constitution Abolished!
Ever sinco its existonce tho Radical
party has treated tho Eedqral Constitu
tion wlth.contcmpt. Their profes3ious
of Unionism wero never combined with
respect for tho Constitution which made
tho Union. But when charged witli
such sentiments they uniformly denied
them. Tho Philadelphia Presi of tho
11th hist., an organ and pillar of Radi
calism, pointedly declares:
A species of duallsiiiAvell-nigh wreck
ed tho Republic. Our fathers proclaim
ed, thrduzh tlio Declaration, freedom
ahd'equality through the Constitution,
inequality and fcinvory. tho war oi tne
rebellion abolished tho Constitution and
mado tho Declaration tjio Jaw of tho
Let Radicalism thereforo no longer
deny that It, is tlio enemy pf tho Con
stitution, and that they hold it. to bo
"abbllshcd!' Tbls is. 'their universal
sentiment and in strict accUrdahco'with
all their action.
Tho war in Europe .exhibits no new
phases. In every encounter of any
magnitude, Iho, 'Prussians gUn either
advantage or decided victory. It is
rumored that .a furious insurrection is
in progress In Paris. The Prussians do
claro their purppso'Jo tako.possesslon of
Luxemburg, ilngland and Holland
feebly prptps,t,A and RtisMa sustains, the
Prusslans!(u,yery ppsjUve terms. That
Russia Vs In "fi)H jaqc'ril wllli .lrus ia-
now.evldenl;. in Jhat .attitude she will
coraniunu iflo ptiier po-caiieij .neutral
powers of Europe.' The Prusstyjis art
ready to conimencp tlio .bombardment
of Paris whenever that.sulls thelr ideas
J. t'i-.. i 1 ' 1 -
Editor's Book Table.
Otrn Magazine, a monthly period!
cal of interesting fanilly reading, for
January, is on, pur. table. Wo regard It
as equal ,tq any of the magazines devo
ted to light literature, and Is published
at the low pricq of SI per year. W. R.
Mattison, Newton, N, J. is tho pub
Peters' Musical Monthly. Tho
January number of this uiilquo publi
cation has its usual variety of good
music, .comprising songs and instru
mental pieces, somo of which uro of
great merit, Wo, regard this monthly
as tho best, and by far tho cheapest, of
ail tho musical periodicals now publish
ed. a year, und subscribers reeoivo
every monty more muslo than they can
buy by tho sheet for that pricn. J. Li
Peteks publishpr, No, 693 Broadway,
Vick'h Flohal Guide you 1871.
Tlio first edition of ono hundred nnd
fifty thousand copies of Vick's Illus
trated Cutuloguo of Seeds and Floral
Guide, is published and ready to send
out 100 pages, and an Engraving of ui
most every desirablo Flower und Vegct
able. It is elegantly printed on lino
tinted paper, Illustrated witli three
hundred flno W.ood Engravings and
two beautiful Colored Plates. Tho most
beautiful aud the most instructive I'lor
al Guide published. Sent to all. for
ten cents. Address, James Vick,
Rochester, N, Y.
Conorkss is doing but little of im
jmrtanco. In the Senate, on Tuesday,
Mr. Morton offered u resolution to
appoint a commission to visit and ro
port upon San Domingo, as reco.nmen
ded by the President. On ho motion
to consider tho resolution, the yeas wero
35, nays 17-ra test vote. Camehon
dodged and Scott voted In tho nega
tlve. Sumner and other Senators tins
tlio to tho President ulo voted In the
In the House, a test vote on repealing
the income tax was decided in the ueg
atlvo by .H largo majority.
Tun New York Commercial advo.
cates questioning Congressmen us to
their views, as "ninny of them sneak
into Congress without any,''
Hon, Aba. Pacbuk'b Incopie from
tho Lehigh Valley Hnlruid Company
aluue, h uid to bv $5,000 a day.
Constitutional Convention. ,
Wo regret to seo somo of our Democratloco
tempor.irleslaklUL' urouud nialnst nUonslltu
tloual ""onreutton, for reasons that most 'trovo
uusoun t nn m flintier reflection, an l which nro
most eirectliiilly dlsnosoJ of by the followlutf
attlclo from the lloflestown Democrat, one of
the ablest nmv mohKCSl Democratic- Journals In
Wo nro sorry to soo opposition to rt ro
form convention sprliicimr up In a nuar
ter where wo did not expect It. In somo
parts of tho Stato Democratic papers
nro taking ground ngaliistnmonding tho
Constitution, and are willing to let
things Jog along its thty now aro. Wo
have heard Democrats sav. thov nro on
posed to any change Just as wo aro on
tho ovo of comlntr into power. If poli
ticians wero perfectly fair and Just tliero
would no some inrco in mis rcmarK.uui
as thoy aro not, it has no weight. Con
stitutions and laws hro mddotri restrain
nnd punish wicked men, for good ones
uo not, nceu mem : our uonstitii lion does
not tlo this, and It must bo so altered
that It will. If power is not taken
from tho corruptiiinlsts who now con
trol legislation, It is very dnubtfuf
whether tho Democratic party can ever
got posstsslon of tho stoto government,
and tho only way to do It, will bo to
mako a new Constitution that will ren
der powerless corrupt- combinations,
Tho present Constitution Is not up with
the times even with the Democrats in
power. It is out-grown. It will no
longer restrain tho wicked. As every
Democrat who goes to tho Ltglsluturo
is not a saint, we wish to prevent them
from falling Into tho sunn corrupt ways
that li.tvo so iliigr.tt'ud the ltulicil imt-
t tint liwt. Il-ll Vftt-d w.t uhnlllfl lu
itshaiiiud of the beillDcnule pti ly t- hr
guilty of the political crimes thn Hull
c.tl party has coulmitteit slnco 1. ctiiie
Into power. Our ihalru is to wee hui-Ii a
Constitution mado as to restrain wlckcii
and bail men of nil parties in ftiturf.
To, tieciimplish this H m.ty neods l
ir.un,'Clad, Put leu it bo such if iii'co.'-a-ry.'
AH good iiiPti"ngieo that puMlcnf
litlKs fairly reek with' corruption mid
rbttonui-M, iiml th tt'ii cIihiiku is aliso
lutely necessary, if we wi-th.tnaavu thn
State. Why should Democrat" pioe
n reform in tlio Constitutl m? 'Tnerels
no dlflerciico among them ab'otit the
evils complained of, and they agree, up
on, tne remedy. To say tlial it should
not bo amended bteau-o our parly ex
pects to come into power soon, is almost
equivalent to saying that wo want no
opportunity ot repcattnu tlio ovil deeds
weHo niuuh condemn in the Radicals.
Wo h.ivo heard Democrats onnoso con-
sltutional reform because the Radicals
favor it. which is not a very sound rea
son in tho least. But tlio Radical party
is not a unit in its favor. Their best
men approve, wiiilo their worst men
oppose it. Their corruptionists will
uo every means 'to prevent n reform
convention being held ; but while this
is oeing uono, mo goou men oi uotn
parties should unite in tlio measure, nnd
give to tho State a Constitution wortny
her great name, nnd which will securo
to us an honest aovernment.
Among tho propositions of R'ldicai
loliticlaus is that of having tho Iiegis
aturo frame somo amendments and
submit them to a popular voto. This
nas uccn uono ticiuru and amounts to
nothing. Tho Gormantown Telegraph
calls this u decoptlvo proposition, and
well It may. How cau wo expect a cor
rupt Iionisl aturo to do nuvthinir to re
strain their own evil doings? Wo
might as well look for tho inmates of a
penitentiary to irot up a system of pris
on discipline. Thero is only ono thing
to no dono lu tho matter or Constitu
tional reform. A convention must bo
called at as early a day us practicable
and u now Constitution mado adapted
to tho age iu which we live. It should
then bo submitted to a voto of the peo
ple, and if ratified, co into immediate
effect. Wo do not sei- how anybody can
pppnso this proposition, und wo hope
when tho matter is fully presented to
tho public thero will be but little or no
opposition from uny quarter. Doyles-
To the i; 11 tor of the Columbhn :
Tho necessity of a bridge across the
Susquehanna at some point between
Berwick and Cafawissa, is undisputed.
Tho only question that arises is as to
tho location. In selecting' this threo
things aro to bo considered : Accession
lty, the demands of tho present, and
tho probable wants or tho ruluro.
as to me llrst: tne xiltloo should
bo such ns could be approached from
both sides without ditlk-ulty. This is a
requisite not tiff ir.lo I by either of tho
places whose claims havo boon express
ed.' In order to reach tho southern ex
tremity of a bridge 1 Ic.ited ut either
Espy or Bloom, a Series or hills must
bo .ascended that rival In Hltit'iidr1 some
jpealts or the. Alleghniilw, To climb
mesumoignis wim iieavy loids, would
involve an expenditure of labor und
time that would Justify it longer route
to.ecuro a moro level road.
The piano Btretchlng from No'copeck
on tho North-east, towuids Muiuville,
on tho South-west, affords ono of tho
most beautiful nnd comparatively level
roads Iu the Stato. At Mlflllnvllle.this
road is joined by tho Stato road that
leads by tho gap of tho mountains to
Conyugham, IlaKlelqn and the towns
dotting tho coalfields of- that portion of
Ijuzerno. Hero, begin? tlio road that
passes over tho mountains aud taps tlio
coal-beds of tho Schuylkill, A bridge
ut the foot of Market Street, would
provo a moro available, channel for tho
trado than can bo obtained by present
means. In addition, tho height of the
bank is such at that placo, that tho floor
of tho brldgo would bo on a level with
tho adjacent plane.
Tho demands of tho present: Tho
County Scat and tho Railroad uro both
on t ho opposlto sldo of tho river. To
reach thc3e at certain times Is difficult,
Jf not almost impractlcablo, savo by a
long, difficult ami circuitous routo. Tho
peoplo uf Mlfllin aro thus isolated to a
greater oxtont than any othor of tho
county. True, thoio who aro opposlto
Espy, labor under tho samo difficulty;
yet thoy havo tho Catawlssa and tho
Danvlllo, Ilazloton & Wllkesbarro Rail
roads, either of which Is a moans of ac
cess to tho outsldo world, and the form
er almost directly to tho county soat.
Whoro Is tho river crossed most fre
quently nt tho prosont tlmo ? Blooms
burg Supports ono forry, how good wo
are unable to determine. Espy somo
times supports ono, und sometimes
don't. Mlfilln supports two less than a
niilo upart, ouu of which is doing a
good business, while that of tho other
is perhaps unsurpassed. Thh may bo
considered un index to tho wants of tho
Tho probable wants of the future :
Capitalists upon making Investments,
not unly consider the prospects of tho
present but the capacities for Increase of
gain In tho future. For nearly nlnoty
years has the town of Mlfilln strugu'lo l
for growth. Tho river has on off its
support and dwarfed its stature, i-'ur-nish
it with supplies mid It will doubt,
lea lncreasu,riiiiilly In pioportions. It
is believed thai its hills contain valu t
bio stores of slate, iron aud coal. In
deed Hieps have already been taUeii lo
wald tip development of thn s.iiiih.
Should such bu tho ettsu they will min
ister greatly to its growth, Iu wealth
and population. Iu vlnw thou of the
facts Unit Mlfllin vlllu is the most
easy of uceess, that it is tho terminus or
roads leading to tho coal regions, Unit
by that means -tho public- would bo
most iiccomiiiodatuil us evinced by tlio
amount of (trussing today, unt tho
irulMtillies nf Its lM-n'' much Inert-its-
t tl in Uui lime t come, ii is undoubted'
ly Ihe piucu lor u bridge.
neported for the Columbtaiti
Petition for a mandamus in Scott twp,
Ordered that a mandamus bo Issued
commanding that nn additional tax of
$1200 bo luvlud. '
Petition fornsubpoonu liMltvoreo by
James h. Hess. Subpoena ordered.
In tho cstatn of Peter M. Trough, tho
auditor's report confirmed finally.
Edward Strausor Vs. Wni. BAhme.
Judgment rovorsod. , t ' I ,
Aaron Porson vs. SahiUDriiolby' Xibin
Win. Arter vs. Thomas Fnrver. Judg
ment rovorsed, '
Report of vlowcrs of Contro Strcot, in
Blooinsburg, confirmed, but on motion
confirmation stricken off and a rc-ro-view
Thomas Hughes uso vs. Westoy
Ruckcl. Jury returned n verdict In fa
vor of tho Plaintiff for MC3.50.
Ordered that Thomas W. Edgar, Jo
seph Coleman, Reuben Krlck and
Enoch Fox, Jurors not answer Juu when
tho general list of Jurors was called,
pay a flno of ten dollars each.
Catharine Street, Blooinsburg, Thos.
Edgar, Charles Kowlor nnd Daniel Sny
der appointed rovlowers.
Petition for a road In Locust town
ship. Clinton Mcndenhall, Jacob Knlt
tlo and Jackson Cleuver appotuted
Petition tn vacate nn nlloy In Blooms
burg, near Jefferson Moycr's house.
Jml.th Roberts, Wesley Flemmlng and
John Quick, appointed viewers.
Petition of Mary Allco Bltncr, for
guardian. John Johnson appointed,
nml Elijah Yocum approved nssurety
Petition of Franklin It. Thornton'for
guardian. B. F. Hartman unpointed
guardian, nnd I. W. Hartman nssurety.
Petition of Mary Ann Stackhouso for
guardian. Luther Gnrman appointed
guardian. Security to bo approved of
by ono of tho Judges of tho Court.
Petition of Nicholas Kindt for an
udltor in the estato of Frederic Rolir,
deceased. E. II. Little, Esq., appoin
ted. Petition of El wood Hughes, guardian
of minor children of Jacob Hill, dee'd.
for discharge. Court order tho guardian
to bo discharged on paying over tho
funds Iu his hands.
Tho potltion of heirs of Daniel S.
Young, to tako real estate at tho ap
praisement was granted.
Tho petition of Lewis C. Young to
taku ut tho appraisement in tho estate
of Thomas W. Young, was granted.
Petition for a rovlow of a road In
Pino township, near I. Derr's saw-mill.
Isaac A. Dewltt, Isaac Evans and Ben
jamin McIIcnry, appointed roviewors.
Report of viowers of a road In Locust
township, near Nathan Kosteubauder's
Petition for tho appointment of trus
tees for tho society of German Luthor
ans nt Berwick. John KIsner, Jacob
W. Diettrich and Roubcn Seybert, ap
pointed. Petition of T. G. Boylo for divorce.
In tho matter of Wm. McKelvy vs.
Danvlllo, Huzleton & Wllkesbarro R.R.
Co. On motion of Mr. Freeze, tho
court continued the appointment of
viowers of damages with loavo to re
port nt tho February term, 1871.
Sheriff acknowledged a deed to Hen
ry O. Freas for a property in Briarcroek
In tho estate of Isaac Oliver, dee'd,,
on motion of Mr. Ikeler, M.E. Walker,'
E-q., appointed auditor to distribute
balance in hands of administrator ac
cording to law.
Report of C. W, Miller, auditor, ma
king distribution of the money arising
from tlio palo of tho real estato of Ben
jamin li'ione, a lunatic, by Reuben
Belhn, Report confirmed nisi. Excep
John Jacobs vs. G. L. Johnson. Jury
returmv.l a vordlct in favor of tho de
fendant. McIIcnry vs. Evans. Jury returned
a verdict of $105.31 in favor of plaintiff.
Petition of Warren W. Wilbur for
inquest in lunicy of Henry Mather. O
B. Mellck, Eq., appointed commls
tsioner. Notlco to bo served on Jesse
In tho ostato of Henry Mclick, dee.'d.
citation on John R. Moyer to show
cuuo why ho should not pay over tho
principal of a Judgment to Sarah Ev
erett. Ordered that ho pay over to Sa
rah Everett tho trust fund in his hands:
tlio sum of $250.
In tho caio or Michael Laman and J,
C. Runyan vs. II. S. Clark and James
Post, on motion ,of O. JJ. Urockway,
Esq., tho death of MIchaol-Laraau, ono
of tho plaintiffs suggested, and his ex
ecutor, C. B. White, substituted.
Wm. Martin and wife vs. Timothy
Ragan and others. Jury roturncd a
verdict in favor of plaintiff for twenty
Re'port of salo of tho real ostato of
Danlol S. Vanderslico, confirmed nfsf.
In tho estato of William Melick, deT
ceased, Inquest awarded and John F.
Hurtmau appointed guardian trtf litem
of Amanda Kline.
Lewis Yetter, executor of Georgo
Hower, deceased, vs. David R. Ilower.
Verdict finding for tho plaintiff $1,
071.25. John Hess's heirs vs. Collins Sutllff.
On motion of Mr. Whltmoyor, tho
death of tho defendant is suggested and
his administrator substituted.
Victoria Cox vs. Lloyd Cox. Peti
tion In dlvorco. On motion of Mr.
Freeze, C. W. Miller, Esq., appointed
commissioner to tako depositions.
In tho ostato of John Richards, dee'd.
on motion of Mr. Clark, court grant a
rule on the heirs to appear on the first
day of next term nnd accept or refuso
to tako real estato at tho valuation, or
show causo why tho same should not bo
Micbaol F. Eyerly appointed auditor
to examine tho public accounts.
Juries ordered for two weeks In Feb
ruary term, 1871, aud that tho first fif
teen cases standing on tho trial list bo
t-et down for trial tho first week of said
On application of tho minor children
of Joseph W. Kestor, deceased, for po
rlodlral allowance,, Court awarded $100
per u 11 ii u m to Sarah A.; $100 per an
num to William II. J aud $75 per an
mum to Elijah It. Kestor. Allowance to
bo computed from April 1st, 1870.
Report of thu Law Library Commit
tee for tho year ending the first Monday
of Mecembur, 1870, confirmed nitl.
Prdceedipg fur laying out a road In
1.Mudiouu lowusblp, near Jacob Klsuer's
Iteporteil for tho Columbian.
Threo of tho civil citusbs tried nt tho
reconttenn of our courts Involved ques
tions of public interest, Independent of
tho particular issues InvolVcd, and
may-descrvo somo particular notlco
from tho press.
Wm. Martin & wife vs. 'Timothy liagan
and others: This wos an action against
certain employees or workmen of the
Cafawlssa'Rallroad Company for n tres
pass upon tho lands of Mrs. Martin, in
CafaMssa township. About 1835 An
drew Traub gavo n relenso to tho rail
road company of.n right of way through
his farmj mentioning only tho lantl"re
quired" for tho road without defining
Its width or location. Tho road was
located across tho farm within a year or
two afterwards, and farm fences wero
put up by Traub on each sldo of It nt
distances therefrom which left a strip
of land to tho Company of about forty
feet wide. Theso fences wero kept up
where first placed until 1809, when the
Railroad Company had them moved
back so us to Increaso their actual ap
proprlatlon of land to it width of-slxty-
slx fevt, tlio width they wero author
ize I to tako by their charter. This was
tho trespass complained or. For the
defendants it was claimed that under
the general release, from Andrew Traub
the Company was entitled to GO feet
and could ut any tlmo demand their
rights; that thoOomp.i'iy's rlghtof way
was un easement which wouhl tint bu
lost or limited by nnu-user, wholly or
in part, for moro than twenty-one years
nnd that tho feucoj did not define a
hostile possession as against tho Compa
ny. On tho othor h.md, it was claimed
on behalf of .Mrs. Martin that tho fenc
cs constituted true division lines be
tween the Company and the owner of
tho land ; that tho Company had lu fact
appropriated only forty feet when their
road was originally located and could
now appropriate no moro without pro
per proceedings und p.iylng for tho ad
ditional land taken. And it was proved
by Michael Brobst, a witness called,
that ho was employed by tho chief en
gineer of tho Railroad Company, about
183(, to make agreements with Mr.
Traub, and other land owners for the
putting up of fonces ; that ho agreed
with Traub for his feneo-iiiuking at tho
rate of fifty cents per panel, and after
wards, when tho fonces wero made,
wont iipon tho premises with an assist
ant engineer of tho Conipany, counted
tho panels and reported tho work dono
to tho Company in order to its being
paid for. Tho la-id c.iuu t3 Mis. Mar
tin through several regular convey
ances from Traub, and her husbaud
brought this suit to test tho question of
right in dispute between her and tho
Tho court (ro3crving a question or
two of law for after consideration) sub
mitted to tho jury to find upon tho evi
dence whether tho fences wero estab
lished as defining boundary between
tho Company and Androw Traub and
acquiesced in as such subsequently, or
only placed whero thoy wero pennis-
sivoly and without concession by tho
Company of right in Traub up to tho
lines indicated by them. Tho jury found
n verdict for plaintiff for $20 as damages
for the trespass committed.
J5. J. C- U. P. McIIcnry vs. Joseph It.
J2vans .'This was an action on the case
for damages for an allcdged fraudulent
transfer of goods by Rov. Albert Hart
man to tho defendant, whereby tho
plaintiffs lost their debt against Hart
man. Tho trial lasted from Tumday
afternoon until Friday forenoon, and
rosultcd in a verdict for tho plaintiffs.
Tho principal witness to sustain this
action was tho Ruvcrentl gentleman
Whoso pecuniary affairs and trans.ic
Hons in 18GS constituted thu subject
matter of investigation, and li. testi
fied that ho bold his store in July of
that year to tho defendant with tho in
tention of hindering his creditors in tho
collection of their debts, uu i that thy
defendant assisted htm in tho accom
plishment of that object. Tho leading
fads of thu case as they appeared upon
tho trial were as follows: Tnat Hart
man hit d a small store hi Blooinsburg
In 18GS and was in failing circumstan
ces; that ho gavo a bill of sale of the
goods to Evans upon some terms which
had reference to tho payment of his
debts; that ho continued in possession
of tho storo fur about thirteen days af
ter tho salo when Evans took possession
of tho goods and proceeded to tell most
of them out by auction on various
evenings during tho months of Ausust
and September, and that somo other
property covered by tho bill of salo was
nppliod by Hartman, or by him and
Evans about tho same time to tho pay
ment of some small debts which tho
former owod. Tho defendant nlledced
that tho proceeds of fho auction .sales
and of somo private sales mado by him
wero applied by him to tho payment of
certain ol u.utman's debts pursuant to
a proierenco of creditors.mado by Hart
man when tho bill orsalo was executed,
and that iu fact ho hud paid out to cred
itors about $75 more than had actually
como into his hands. It appoarod ho
nau paid back debts to tlio amount of
$G50mid $100 besides on a ball debt.
but the value of tho goods which camo
Into his hands was In dlsputo mid was
not clearly ascertained. Besides his tes
timony and that or Hartman were In
direct coulllct as to tlio terms and oh-
Jects of tho original contract of sale
tho defendant averring that ho was to
pay tlio preferred debts (including ono
or the bank debts ou which lie was en
dorser) and that his engagement to do
so was tho consideration for tho transfer
to him of tho goods, while Hartuian
asserted that'tho transfer was mado to
hinder creditors and to nllow him to go
on with his business and pay creditors
in a sonrowhat different order ot prefer
Thecasowas ono of doubtful result,
but as the plaintiff's debt against Hart
man was.proved, tlio final conclusion of
the Jury, after somo hesitation, was,
that it Bhould bo paid. A motion made
to tho court by tho defendant for it now
trial was refused
Thu mural of this cisu is, that it is
not prudent to buy property ofu railing
debtor and ogreo to puy his debts. Thero
is danger to tho purchaser of dltllculty
aud censure, and even that the muu bo
buys of, If he becomes dissatisfied or an
enemy, will turn up as a witness ugainst
Lewis Yetter, Executor of George
Ilower vs, David II. Ilower Tills wus
un action of tjectment to enforce the
payment of purchase monoy. Tho do
fendant had bought a farm at oxecutor.'s
sale, and the question was as to tho
amount f till duo. Tho defendant lestl-
tied to sundry pnyinents ns made by
,,, . . , , . ,, ,
liim for conslderftb o amounts which
the plaintiff denied ; tho conclusion of
thu Jury was thodlspuled payments had
not heou tii.tdu. They thereforo found
a verdict for thu plaintiff of thoamotint
of plaintiff's demand, to bo released up
oif payment by the first day of April
1872. In this caso defendant in order to
sustain ills ovldcnco of payments pro
duced n memorandum paper which ho
stated ho had recclvod at Esqulro Yet
tor's office, but tlio proof scorned to bo
complete that nothing upon tho paper
was in Esqulro Yetter's, handwrltihg,
uud it was rejected by tho Jury In
deciding tho case.
John H. Subkatt Is lecturing in
Maryland on tho "Assassination of
President Lincoln." At Rockvlllo,
Maryland, ho said that tho abduc
tion plot was agreed upon by Booth
and himself without tho knowledge of
tho confedcrnto authorities. Tho mat
tor of informing tho latter as to tho
schomo was talked over, and tho con
clusion wus finally reached that It was
best not to lot them know anything
about It, so, that all tho credit would .be
given to thoso who executed It. Ilosays
Weichman aided them materlally.artd
that after the nft-nssltiution, when his
mother was under arrest, and while ho
was Iu Canuda, ho would have return
ed to Washington if ho hud not been
misled by friends, who assured him
that his mother was in no danger. He
spoko iu very bitter terms of tho 1 to
Secretary Stanton, District Attorney
FisliHlt, nnd Wuiciiman, who turned
states evidence, thu hitter us the basest
of perjurers. Ho denies nil knowledge
oi uny (lu-dgu to assassinate tlio Presi
dent. Wo may print ills Iccturo here
Tub Huntingdon Globe (Itadical)
says; "Statesmen aro wanted to lead
tho Republican party, to provent It
from being crushed out in 1872. Mere
political gamblers seem to havo control
of tho President's car and tho patron
ago of thu Administration, and thu
party is losing tho confidence of tho
people, and growing weaker In every
Htnto in tlio Union. Thero must bo a
change soon, to provent tho Democratic
party from selecting tho next Presidont
and tho Governors iu many of tlio
Statc3, including Pennsylvania."
At a late meeting of the Democratic
Stato Central Committee, held at Altoo
nu, tho Chairman was Instructed to is
sue a call for tho next Democratic Stato
Convention to nominate candidates for
Auditor-General and Surveyor-Geueral
nt any timo between tlio -1th of March
nnd the first Tuesday in May, as ho
may deem expedient, Tho Convention
Is to ho held at Ilarrlsburg.
Wheat per bushel
Com old ' M
" new "
Flour per barrel 0 oil
Clovorseed K (O
Tallow ... lu
Drle.i Apples 10
Hides and Khouldets - 17
I.ard per pound .. 18
Haj- per ton 10 ot'
No. l Scotch plir.. .-. s:2tfm
No. 2 " tajMHU
llloom . ,id
Hemlock Hoards per thousand fcct.......... $16 00
Pino " " ' (ono Inch) ...... la'jn
Joist, Scantllnj;, rinnli, (Hemlock) 15 00
fthlngles, No. 1 per thousand S 00
" " 2 " " 7 m
MiUns " " ft I 00
I-'OX-bWANIC-In llloomsburg.on tho 15tli Inst.
Iv .1. J. lirmvor, ICsq., Mr. Aaron Fox, to Mlb4
11. in let A. Hv.-uul:, both of Lime r.Ido, l'.i.
SIMM-CAK At New Columbus, on tho lltli
to Miss Mary Ann Case, ullof Kosj township,
lu.t.. bv Join, Kootis. j 1-.. air. Ueorae Hlnis,
Laizcruu coumy, l-a.
WANICK-FF,TTF.!t-On tho 5th Inst,, by Ilov.
F. .1. Muhr, Mr. Wllllum Wanicli, to Miss Mary
j. i-eucr, an oi liioomsourg.
RCCKF.L UOAT On tho Olh Inst., bv the same
Mr. ayior Ituckul, of Mt, l'leusuut, t Miss
i;iai-.i itoai, oi uemiocK twp., lotumuia co.
WILLIAMS-KLINE On tho 2-th Instant, by
tho smile, at tne resldeiico of tho bride's moth
er, Mr. William Williams to Miss Sally J.
nunc, an oi iuiavissa.
IlOrJAUD At IUick Horn, December 1st, 1870,
Mlvi Muxy Uogard.aged 47 years and 4 mouths,
UIU'CENA IN DIVORCE.
In tho Court of Common I'leas of Columbia
county, ?,n. as amy Term, is-o.
KOFAUlOUIS SMKTilliHH, 1
vs. I Libel in Dlvorea
AMANDA HMKTHEItS. I
Notlco Is hereby given that depositions will bo
uiuuu in mu uuuvo case, ai uio oiiico oi me un
deislfiiml, lu llerwlck, ou Thursday, January
-'II U7I ... IU n'nl..nl, A XI '
' ' 'it. T, THOMPSON, '
A UDITOIi'S NOTICE.
XX In thu matter of the Account of E. II. Iltc
lor. Assignee of II. I). Walker:
Tho uiiiluislgned, appointed Auditor by tho
Court of Common, I'leas of Columbia county, at
the DoccmbPi-Tfini thereof, A. I). 1870, to malto
distribution of the In ml in tho hundu of the said
assignee arunuK the nelsons entitled to the samo
according to la w, will proceed to make such dis
tribution ou Monday, llioVJI d.iy or January,
A. 1. 1S71, ut 10 o'clock, a. in., ut the oillce ol the
said nsslunee, iu llloomsburg, when and where
all persons having claims upon sild lund will
proseut the bamo or bo forever (b-barred fioin
cuimuir in uimiui man. w. wiitr,
.1-4 ESTATE OF AUAU GABLE. nEO'D.
Letters testamentary on the estate of Adam
Gable, Jate of KoarlnR.'icek township Columbia
county, deceased. liae been urantedbvthe He?.
liter of sil.l county to Lucas l ahrluger, of Lo.
rust township, Columbia county, and Charles
liable, ol the ilniuuKh of Mlnersvllle, Schuylkill
county, Pa, All jn-rsuns having claims attaiust
the estate are requeued lo present them tilths
F.zeculor lu Columbia county. Those Indebted
to thu estate either nn note-Judgment, mortgage
ur uiuia iiii-ouuv win luuae payment lo mu
i-uuburs wiiuuuw ui-iuy.
A UDITOII'S NOTICE.
XV. ESTATE Olf CALEB OL1VKH DKO'n.
Tbo underslirnod. uliliolutcd bv thu Ornhnns'
Court of Columbia county. Auditor to distribute
funds lu tho hands of JoIiukou II. Ikeler, ad-
luiui.uiiiurui milieu unvvr, luie ui ureenwuou
titiwtteliln 1'jillinlihi.nnnlv ,l,,nan,.,l .nlll,.,Aa
township, Columbia county, deceased, will meet
the parties Interested for the purpose nf his ap
pointment at the office of Col, S. Kuorr, iu
nioomsburir. on Saturday, the 21st dayofJanu
nry,ls7l, ut 10 o'clock, A.M. All persons having
claims on said estate are renulreu tn attend or
be forever debarred from coming in for a part of
said fund. ii. K. WALKEll,
A UDITOII'S NOTICE.
ESTATE Or ISAAC GI.IVKU. DEC'S.
in ma iiriuiuiis- i.uuri ui me county oi iium
bin. The Auditor upiuituteil bv the Court, t
distribute lunds lu tho hands of Ma lilas Kindt
n-imiui irainr ol isauo unn-r. lata or ureen
wood township, t otuinbla couuty de eased.
will meet ml i-crsou Interested, fur the
purpose of Ids upiioliitinent ut the utllco of
i;oi. n. i.uorr in iiiociusuur, ou saiuruay,
the mt d.iy of January, A. I). IWl, at 10 o'clock a.
m.ot said day, Alt lauous having claims agslnst
iu am., tsiiiiu vtiii tie reijuneu lo iireseiu ineiu
ui in'"- nine. ffl. ft, WAI'lir.lt,
THE MOST DESIHAllliE FA KM
JL IN WIMlllS MAHVLANI) Full HAL!!.
Si.uaied lu rredt-riik Co., on tbelljlilnioreaud
uniii ii. ii.. tisiy miles wist or liallliiiiirot con
tains .0.1 acres lund i limiifivml bv turiiiliffMllliiiis.
one brick, wllh hall und ilnht rooms, uud Uuu
cellar U"u grounds aro beuutltled with choice
iicea.suruiHiery, sc., ao ), lue otnor a uauiraume
frame cottage, situated lu the orchard, contain
ing furty ucies of clioit-o apples and jiearii.and
eti'jiosed by an Usage orauge hedge, ilie bsrn
aud otlicu out-bulldlug are ample and lu good
repair. Land Uofllin beat tiuallty of limestone,
r eucluggood, wllli lunulng water In every Held.
I.lmu kili.s uud lueihausilble quarries of the
purest stone, ic, .tn. 'llio larm Is tuTored eutlre.
dneiipiiuii.iiriod ieiiiis,do.,Bddiessoruppiy to
I A. Uri.Asuurr, Trustee, Jmckeyesiowii, Mu.
nqiiUMiiiA county, as
hVAIlo'u,N,rV?,lPaAN8' COullToTr- COMJM.
NOT1C11 Is hereby alven to all tlis heirs a,i
reiiresanlatlvos of said uooeasl. that In SS?
su.iucoof n wrltof Partition ami ValusiinJ'iJ.
t.io tllrectiil, I will go upon Hie premlsM of iS
deceased, situate lu lflt township.
count- of Columbia, witn n Jury by Trio tn K
liamtimricdoiiTiiuniday, IhelMtli dayof JarmafJ
.v, ... .oi,. , uir tne luirposeor mauinic rdrtitinn
or Valuation of said rest estate acoornln ii tS2
commands i of tho said writ, when and when an
lmrtlcs interested may ntton.l If ii,ey ihlni
..wwo, . . . AAIVU. M.MITII
llluoiusburg, Dec. 2.1, 1870-tf. Bherlir.
COLUMBIA COUNTY, sTs.
J IN THE OIll-HANS' COUHT ot' coimt
U.lllll.V CUUNTV. " l-UMJM.
In the matter ur the. Petition for l'arlllon ami
Valuation r tho real estate of William iw
'"Jiirif im'T" 'P-1" '!'! county; aoou:
NOIIUK Is hereby, alven to alt tlio lie rs an.i
reprewnuives oi saiu deceased, that in nuru.
11"!' ,tt K,'!l:,'f I'trtlllou .nu valuation to life
i lrecicd. twill go uiion the premises of skid
deceased, si uute In .ladUou township, In thS
county or Co umtila, with a Jury by me to bn
1U 'l.ou Haturday, the SSth Sly or Junuaf J
A. U. 871, fur the imrp.we ot musing FartliiiS
or Valuation ot eaidrual estato acrordluic tu u
commands of the said wrli. whou aud where alt
panics lutorestcd may attend If uiey thinir
fr."P"r- . .. . AA.KON HJIlril.
uwoinauurg, ucc. .i, laTO-tf. Huerfir.
p U 13 h I O
A 8 M A L,L F A 11 M
Will ho sold by thj tlnderslg'iod by pnbllo ven.
teV'0.1,,S-vfrfu.l)AY.'l' H Uay 5r JaS.arv
Ai in , . 1? , i l" " ,rM!l OI ,H,ldi "llule
twoinlles'ft? "SMaVlUe, mly' aUoat
CONTAINING AllOUT CO ACRES
tilt clonred and under go d culllvatlon, wliereon
NerectHi ii 1'ivijit.ry Fninie UwollliW ll ,u,0
TwuUnU!U,unf,alid other out-bulldings. There
... v ..HK.U v..u.,i...i .uu wuu,ius,ciieriies. lo..
on ho preiul.es. Good well of water nt 'n,J
hiuio iindruunliM sir. am through the llelds
Albo, n timber lot in Mlfilln township, contain,
lug -even Acres nnd thirteen perches.
i onus mnuu known ou ilav or Kale.
lllllln, Dee. XI, 17 -It. lliJNUY II. ANGLE,
OF VALUAI1LB TOOPEHTV.
Will beCXlioseil tn tmbllA sntn nf Ilia lala ,,L
dene or John Zl.glcr, ileuased. tn Franklin
UiwtiMiln, Columbia county, on BATUHD w
JANUAhY Tib, l7l,at ten o'clock In the f ini
uoou, me following described property to wit;
SIXTEEN ACRES OP LAND;
moro or less, under ennA onUlvnttnn .i
aro erected a good two-story Pramn'tiweiiinS
Housp, a good barn, nnd all other necessary out
buthllncs. nn excel cut roll nr .
young apple orchard nnd othor fruit, c.' ALSO
a largo assortment of personal property, Inolud'-
TWO COWS, TlIItF.E SIIOATS,
Hay by tho ton, Whoat, Corn, Oats, Buckwheat
Potatoes by tho bilshol, Cooking nnd Parlor
Stoves, Tables, Chairs, Carpeting, flcilinnd lied
ding. Cupboards, Ilurotus and u general assort
ment of Household nnd Kitchen Furniture. In.
eluding everything that Is necessary for house'
i crms oi saio mane known on day or sale.
HI11.UI J. llKEUKIt, .
V A I, U A 11 1. K HEAL K H T A T E
In pursuance of an order of the Orphans
Court of Columbia county, on THURSDAY, the
2th day of January, A. D. 1871, at 10 o'clock In
tho forenoon or said day, Henry L. Frens, Wil
liam 11. Freas and James P. Freas. admlnlstra
trntors or tho estato or Andrew Frens, lato of
Centre lownshlii. In said csnnty, deceased, will
cxikiso to salo by public vendue on tho premises
tho followlug real estato, late of said decedent,
NoL A certain mcssuago and
TltACT OF LAND.
situate parti v In Centre and partly In IlrUrcreek
townilnpH, Columbia, county, bounded by land
of J esse 11, Freas and Morn Uittenuoutm on the
north, by lua In ot J'sb tlotTiuia,Jo(iu W. IlDir
mnii and Mordecal Ulclts on tho weit, by lands
of Jsaao t'rldor.aud 1). A. Itorman on the south,
and Uv lamia of Holomon Uusekntid. land Jona
than Kck ou tho oast, containing
158 AGUES AND 122 PERCHES,
moro or let., with tho nppurtenances. About
Uj acres of this land H cleared, in a (rood Ktato
of cultlvalloni nnd well fenced. It lo tho Home
htead lato the naldonco of the said dece)out
nnd U beautifully Nliuuied nenr the Ln:k twaiia
A. llloomsburs Kallroad, about half-way botweeu
HlootnsburKaud Iterwiolc, nud U notr thu best
uiurketH. The buildings are good, consisting of
A LAItflE FUA5IK DWCLLINQ HOUHK,
and n first class large bank barn with go)d Bhed-i
Upon tho promises nretwogwxl wells of water
and four wprlngs; there aro two good orchurds
ono of which ly young. No. 2
A WHARF LOT,
No. 7Mtuato In tho town of Centrovllio, Centre
township, Columbia county, bounded on the
north by Second Street, ou tbe cant by Lot No. 8,
south by an alley, and wet by hot No. 0. con
taining G833 SQUARE FEET OP LAND.
No. 3 A Wharf Lot. No. 8, situated in the
nrorcsald town, bounded nn the north by Second
Hired, on tho east by lands of tho heirs of Jotiu
Conner, deceased on the Houth by un alley, a.ul
ou the wtbi by lot No. 7, couUlulns
0055 BQUAHE FEET OF LAND.
2fo. i-A VharfL)t,No.l3tsltuatolntho afore
said town, bounded ou the north by an alley, on
the cast by lot No. If, ou thu south by the North
llranch Cm a I, and un tne west by lot No. II,
UjOO FEET OV LAND.
No. 5 A Whirl Lot, Nn. 10, situate In thn town
or Cemreville, bounded on the north by an alley,
on Hie east by laud of John Conner, deceased,
on tho.south by the North tirunch C mat,, and ou
tho weitby tot. No. Ij, cuuutulur about
900J SQUAItE PEEL1 OP L.A.ND.
No. 0 A Wharf Lot, No. S9. situate In tho said
town, bounded ou th-i north by laud of the heirs
of John Conner, deceased, on the east by lot No.
W, on the south by Socoud Htrect,aud ou the
west by lot No, 33, containing
CS25 SQUARE PEET OP LAND,
No 7-A Wharf Lot, No. -10, situate In tho said
town of Ccnlrevllle, bounded on tho uorth-eat
by land ot tho heirs or John Conner, deceased,
on tho south by Hecond Htreot, nndou lhewci
by lut No, 3'J, containing
2275 SQUARE PEET OP LAND.
No. 8 A Town Lot In another division ot said
town, bounded ontboeastbv lot No, 10, In the
name division, on tho south by Third Street, on
the west by lot No. it or tho same division, and
on tho north by alley No. 2, containing
15,553 SQUARE PEET OP LAND.
No. 9 Tho undivided ono-half of
A TRACT OP LAND,
held in common wllh tho heirs of William Hotf
man. situate pirtly In Flshlimcreolc and partly
In llrlarcrcelc towushlns, lu said couaty, bound
ed by land surveyed lor Htacy Potts, Alexander
Alkinau uud William Clarlc,
CONTAINING -139 ACRES,
and tho usual allowance, moro or loss. The
samo being supposed tuooutaln valuablo coal
Tf.kms of Bale. Purpart No. 1 to be sold on
the followini; terms: Ten per cent, of oue-rounh
nf the purchase money to unpaid attbeatrlaing
dovvn or the property, one.foarth less the ten
per cent, lo bu paid at the confirmation abso
lute, and the remaining threo-fourths less lue
one-third or the purchase money of the said pur
part No, I, together wllh the one-third of the
purchase money of the respective purparts Nos.
2, 3, 4, ; 0, 7. Sand II. one year therealler, with In
tcroit from conMrm.tloii nisi. Aud the amount
ofihe one-third, together with 'he oue-thlrdor
the purchaso money of the respective purparts
Nos. 'i. 3, 1, 5, a, 7, K and U shall be paid al the
dftith of Lydla Frca-, widow uf safd decedent,
111- latter two payments nith their Interest pay
able auuually n be secursd by bond aud mort
gage on tho premises. n .
'the rvspcctlvo purpaits Nos. 2,3,4,5,0,7, 8 and
0 to be sold on the loilow lenuB: Tea per ceut. of
ono-iourth of the purchaso money to be paid at
the alrlnluz down of tho property, one-fourth or
rfho purchase money less the tou per cent. at the
conurinailon absolute, uud the remaining three
lourlhs to be paid In ono year thereafter wllh
lulcrest from confirmation ulsl. The latter pay
incut with luterest payable auuually, to be te
cured by bonds aud mortgage on the respeollve
premises. Dcedi und stamps at the expeuso or
the purchasers. HENltr L. Kit UAH.
WILLIAM B. FHUAH,
jAMEa V. FHKAH,
Centre twp., Dec. 91, 1670-6W.
THE IlltUVITY OF LIFE.
" "TIs not lor man to trifle, Ilia is brief,
Our age is bat the tailing uf u iear.
We havo no lime to sport away the hours,
All luu.t be earnest lu a world Uko ours.
Nut many lives, but ooe have we,
liw sacied should thatoue be," , ,, ,
And still how muuy Irliter uay their IH'i
unable to till uny ust-iui jiurpose, becaiue knnie
lingering Ulseaie uulils ihmi lor it. and lly
nigect or muse to use ihe renicdlts wlllim
Ihelr reach. tiiM lu his Miuderlul arrsngtmi";
01 uatuie has puividid u tnlldoteforall then"
thathuinau flish i titlr to.ond hy the aid or
science Ihe n.tuii'lna vlrluis of ceitalu heibi
rood and barks hme .UtuccmbuieU.aud Iheie
sult si o v. known all i.ur the tlviiUed oili a
MiBllLl.ll'H Hi Itli lll'J'll HK It llioiouthly
nu rlbe the blood, mvlgorutes Hie nervous flu'"
ell vules II.eslaLdulu ul ull li.o vital foicis.ani
suHaiiifa mo tl talltilul loneul the eutlre nu
uuu irsaiilrdtlou. (-old Ly ull diuygUls
iualers. Dr. a, II, Hultmull A Co., l loprlclou,
The i 1 1 tUtr, huvlr. g I een Kin',,Br,nt'y.r,?r.
id il Ihiil iiiii.d i!liai,Cuiisiiin tun ly a"'"
pie un Mly.lsimxlius touinki kumu i lo i
lilli.WMill'iMk tin- uumsoijuie. ioIIJiJ
iilir II, he will eiui a copy of the r"",'''!,,..
utiil due ul i hHM , Willi ifie .u-lriilloui i for Pit
) sill gat.d using Ihennie.wliiili thi-j Ml 1 1 u
ii H'li ll.lH.ulltltlJ'lol,AlnllulJ1'0,l
"iiu II.. Will g Ihe pifscripllon l
eililrtts lit v. 1 liWAMiA. HiOfi v
lie M.ulli fcuuud bunt, Wtlilanuburgli. N.